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7.5

Jupiter's Legacy: Requiem #4

By: Mark Millar, Tommy Lee Edwards
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Abducted by the aliens from the island, the new Utopian returns to Earth with no memory of what happened. Meanwhile, Hutch is now divorced from Chloe and going back to his old criminal ways, wearing his father's Skyfox costume and hoping to make a little drug money by joining a supervillain gang for the biggest raid of his career.

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JBL Reviews rated Justice League #67 Sep 16, 2021
2.5

Justice League #67

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Phil Hester
Released: Sep 15, 2021

It’s the Justice League versus the United Order as the truth that gives power to this new cosmic super team crosses a line that the Justice League cannot allow. Will there even be a United Planets after this thunderous clash of intergalactic superpowers? Also, Green Arrow must come to terms with his responsibilities to both Checkmate and the Leag...

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4.0

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Sep 15, 2021

HABEAS CORPSES!
•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

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5.5

first DC and now marvel is doing a disgusting job. And they wonder why the crisis in the comic industry.

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Sep 15, 2021

HABEAS CORPSES!
•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

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1.0

Has Leah Williams ever read these characters? Wow. It’s bad.

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Sep 15, 2021

HABEAS CORPSES!
•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

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1.5

Impressed how the writer get the characters wrong

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Sep 15, 2021

HABEAS CORPSES!
•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

JBL Reviews reviewed Marauders #24 Sep 15, 2021
2.0

Wow. Maybe time for me to drop this. Pointless filler.

Marauders #24

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Sep 15, 2021

SPACE PIRATES!
The Marauders hit the highest seas of all when they point their bow to the stars! But what threat awaits them... and why has it sworn vengeance?!

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated X-Force #23 Sep 12, 2021
6.5

X-Force #23

By: Ben Percy, Martin Coccolo
Released: Sep 8, 2021

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD!
BEAST's best-laid plans invite a threat close to the heart...as the secret works of MIKHAIL are at last revealed! A key issue that will precipitate a dire change for Krakoa!

Parental Advisory

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JBL Reviews rated Batman/Catwoman #7 Sep 12, 2021
7.0

Batman/Catwoman #7

By: Tom King, Liam Sharp
Released: Sep 8, 2021

When Batman begins to doubt Catwoman’s allegiance, it leads to trouble on the streets of Gotham. Who does Selina support: Joker, Phantasm, or the Dark Knight? Well, he’ll soon find out that some questions are better left unasked. If he’s going to test her loyalty, she’s going to test his mettle. Thus, Bruce Wayne finds himself locked in a b...

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9.0

The Nice House on the Lake #4

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Sep 8, 2021

A terrifying truth about the house is revealed! David wants nothing more than to make his fellow residents of the House laugh. He’s the Comedian, right? That’s what he does. But if no one’s in the mood to laugh, then perhaps it’s time for him to perform the other function of comedy: to tell his audience an unbelievable truth…

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JBL Reviews rated Mazebook #1 Sep 11, 2021
7.0

Mazebook #1

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Sep 8, 2021

From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer creator Jeff Lemire comes this ambitious and haunting comic series about family, mourning, and reality.

A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming it's her and that sh...

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JBL Reviews rated Infinite Frontier #6 Sep 8, 2021
7.5

Infinite Frontier #6

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Sep 8, 2021

One story ends and the next phase of the DC Multiverse begins. We have one name for you: DARKSEID. Our heroes knew that someone had been pulling the strings this entire time, but are they prepared for it to be the biggest bad of all? As President Superman, Alan Scott, Roy Harper, and the rest converge for a showdown, the secret of Omega Planet is ...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Excalibur #23 Sep 8, 2021
1.0

Not interesting. Not good.

Excalibur #23

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Sep 8, 2021

THE CALL OF DOOM!
As guardians of the gate, Excalibur has sworn to safely escort those who quest to the Otherworld within, but their duties are tested to their limits when DOOM returns to Avalon.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Ascender #5 Sep 6, 2021
8.0

Ascender #5

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Aug 28, 2019

END OF STORY ARC! "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Conclusion: The first arc of the hit fantasy series comes to a pulse-pounding conclusion! The evil vampire witch Mother discovers that the planet Sampson may hold the secrets to her undoing. While on Sampson, Andy, Mila, and Bandit reunite with an old frenemy fans of DESCENDER will be thrilled to see!

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JBL Reviews rated Ascender #4 Sep 6, 2021
7.5

Ascender #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Jul 24, 2019

"THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part Four (of Five): The hit series continues as readers catch up with the evil vampire witch Mother inside her floating castle on the planet Mata. She's been tipped off that a force for hope has come to free the oppressed people of her galaxy, but she won't give up her power without a star-spanning magical conflagration.

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JBL Reviews rated Ascender #3 Sep 6, 2021
8.0

Ascender #3

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Jun 26, 2019

"THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part Three (of Five)
Andy, his feisty daughter Mila, and his faithful companion Bandit flee the deadly Militia and the tranquil life they tried to forge after the events of DESCENDER-dodging Froxes, Giants, and killer Vamps all the while! Plus: revelations of what really happened to Effie, and how they ended up on this str...

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JBL Reviews rated Ascender #2 Sep 6, 2021
8.0

Ascender #2

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: May 29, 2019

"THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part Two (of Five)-Mila reunites her dad Andy with his old robot pal, Bandit, but their heartwarming reunion doesn't last for long. It's forbidden to have robot tech, and soon they're on the run from a troll militia with a vampire commander. Meanwhile, the vamp witch Mother moves to consolidate power on Gnish.

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JBL Reviews rated Nailbiter Returns #1 Sep 5, 2021
8.0

Nailbiter Returns #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Jun 3, 2020

    SERIES PREMIERE! JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT HORROR SERIES RETURNS! Sixteen of the world's worst serial killers were all born in the same small town...but Agent Finch and Sheriff Crane solved and buried that mystery.
Didn't they?
Violent copycat murders imitating the infamous Bucka...

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JBL Reviews rated Hellions #15 Sep 5, 2021
7.5

Hellions #15

By: Zeb Wells, Roge Antonia
Released: Sep 1, 2021

SINISTER SECRETS!
PSYLOCKE's secret deal with MR. SINISTER will cause a schism within the HELLIONS! Also, TARN THE UNCARING wants his stuff back!

Parental Advisory

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JBL Reviews rated Ascender #1 Sep 5, 2021
8.5

Ascender #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Apr 24, 2019

"THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part One
Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER!  

Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER's storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed... Mila, the daughter of ...

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JBL Reviews rated Dark Ages #1 Sep 4, 2021
8.5

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Infinite Frontier #5 Sep 4, 2021
7.5

So much of the art is just not good. They story is decent.

Infinite Frontier #5

By: Joshua Williamson, Tom Derenick
Released: Sep 1, 2021

Roy Harper finds himself forced to do things on his own. He’s been through a lot since he was Green Arrow’s sidekick, and usually, the only person he can count on is himself. Hence, he’s hiding the fact that he’s back from the dead from his old friends. He comes across Jade, who has also been stranded by herself-can he help her while lettin...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Geiger #6 Sep 4, 2021
8.0

Art was really cool! I’ll admit, I’m not interested in exploring the world Johns plans to explore.

Geiger #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 1, 2021

END OF STORY ARC
The first volume of Image Comics' newest hit hero, GEIGER, concludes with this DOUBLE-SIZED ACTION FINALE as our resident radioactive rebel takes on a relic from the past to save his family's future. But the adventures are only beginning for Geiger, as he discovers a secret about the Unknown War and its mysterious origins. Plus...

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6.0

Could’ve and should’ve been great

Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Aquaman 80th Anniversary #1

By: Shawn Aldridge, Valentine De Landro
Released: Sep 1, 2021

After defending the seven seas for eight decades, it’s time to throw Aquaman a party! This all-star-filled anthology spans across the ocean king’s legacy, not just celebrating his own triumphs, but also those of his greatest allies and enemies. We look at his ongoing romance with Mera, his bitter rivalry with Black Manta, his brotherly conflict...

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8.0

Superman: Son of Kal-El #2

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Jonathan Kent now dons his father’s cape, but can he be Superman and still have a normal life? It’s tough in this modern world. Danger is everywhere. The new Superman learns this the hard way on his first day of college, and a deadly attack forces Jon to step from the shadows and into the spotlight-where his identity is exposed to the Truth, an...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Checkmate #3 Aug 28, 2021
8.5

I’ll admit that there are some jumbled parts and a few blatant art mistakes (see Damian’s mouth at one point), but I love the last couple pages and I’m very intrigued.

Checkmate #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Aug 25, 2021

All-new story! As the super-spies try to keep Leviathan from getting its hands on the Heroes Network, Lois Lane does her best to get to the bottom of the new truths in front of her. Meanwhile, her husband-the Man of Steel-has had just about enough of Leviathan. That’s right, finally! The man behind the rise of Leviathan, Mark Shaw, and Superman c...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Kang the Conqueror #1 Aug 22, 2021
9.0

Much more than I expected!

Kang the Conqueror #1

By: Collin Kelly, Carlos Magno
Released: Aug 18, 2021

THE ORIGIN OF KANG!
The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways and even, on rare occasions, a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror.
But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictate...

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JBL Reviews rated Nightwing #83 Aug 21, 2021
7.5

Nightwing #83

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Aug 18, 2021

It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it-and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Blüdhaven's so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Marauders #23 Aug 21, 2021
6.0

This comic used to be interesting. Maybe it’s time to rethink why I’m buying it.

Marauders #23

By: Gerry Duggan, Ivan Fiorelli
Released: Aug 18, 2021

SCREAMING INTO BATTLE!
As new problems face mutantkind in Ireland, the Marauders bring in Banshee for some assistance. Meanwhile...one prominent member of Verendi has their mind changed.
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Batman/Catwoman #6 Aug 21, 2021
7.0

Batman/Catwoman #6

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Aug 18, 2021

As mysteries deepen, so do resentments. Throughout her life, Catwoman’s actions have caused many close to her to doubt her motivations. Bruce Wayne, Phantasm, and now her daughter have all had their suspicions about her deals with The Joker. And when she killed the old clown, did it trigger this feline’s ninth life? Or maybe it was really over ...

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