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Dispatchdcu - Aug 10, 2018

Hey, I'm spoiling things rotten now over at Monkeysfightingrobots.com. Come take a look at my reviews there or follow me on Twitter at @dispatchdcu. Appreciate the follow and thanks for reading my reviews on Comicbookroundup.com!

Dispatchdcu reviewed The Magic Order #1 Jun 19, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Instantly, I know what everyone wants to say: it’s Adult Harry Potter. Well, other than the fact that we see magic, wizards, and wands, I don’t see that connection at all. But I suppose every movie, tv show, po more

The Magic Order #1

By: Mark Millar, Olivier Coipel
Released: Jun 13, 2018

We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-work...

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Dispatchdcu - Aug 10, 2018

I got a gig at MonkeysFightingRobots.com reviewing books. So I'm still spoiling books rotten

Dispatchdcu - Aug 10, 2018

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Green Lanterns #50 Jul 4, 2018
7.5

SPOILER WARNING!!! (Did you know that The Imperial Empire invaded the universe in this issue?)

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Artist: Mike Perkins

After Seeley's run on Green Lantern, people have asked many questions. Will Dan Jurgens bring it back to its former glory, will this book be able to withstand being the only Green Lantern ongoing after Hal Jordan and the Green Lan more

Green Lanterns #50

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 4, 2018

"Something is amiss." That's what the Guardians believe. But even they cannot see the darkness growing inside the Central Power Battery...an infection. One that will have enormous repercussions within the entire Green Lantern Corps. Making matters worse, in light of recent events, Jessica Cruz questions her place within the Green Lantern Corps, con...

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DDJamesB - Aug 10, 2018

Hey man, why the stop on the reviews, I always looked forward to the oblivion bar on here. Notice this was the last review you did in a month. Keep spoiling the books rotten!

M1sf1r3 - Aug 12, 2018

Would like the praise, just one problem. I'm not dispatchdcu, and therefore do not write the oblivion bar. I base my writing on him, but I'm ultimately not him.

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GL Mike reviewed Green Lanterns #50 Jul 4, 2018
8.5

A good start for new writer Dan Jurgens and artist Mike Perkins. This is the best GLs issue in a long time. It has a true GLC feeling. It's good to see other GLC members in the book besides Jessica and Simon. I'm excited to see where this new storyline goes!

Green Lanterns #50

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 4, 2018

"Something is amiss." That's what the Guardians believe. But even they cannot see the darkness growing inside the Central Power Battery...an infection. One that will have enormous repercussions within the entire Green Lantern Corps. Making matters worse, in light of recent events, Jessica Cruz questions her place within the Green Lantern Corps, con...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Man of Steel #3 Jun 18, 2018
8.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Man of Steel was very straightforward this week, which can be a great thing. Why? Because we get answers..... maybe not to everything but some things... definitely. I still want to know who visited Clark, Lois, and more

Man of Steel #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Jun 13, 2018

The merciless killer and zealot calling himself Rogol Zaar has searched the cosmos for Superman-and when he reaches the Fortress of Solitude, his actions will cut Superman to the core.

Dispatchdcu reviewed Flash #48 Jun 17, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Is Zoom good or not? Is he playing Wally or not? Hunter Zolomon (Zoom) creates his own time Rogues for the future to stop time anomalies when he himself is also a time anomaly. I can’t put my finger on it but som more

Flash #48

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jun 13, 2018

"FLASH WAR" part two! Barry Allen and Wally West are brought to the future to stand trial for the murder of Eobard Thawne, but a terrible truth is uncovered when they reach the court - and Wally West is confronted with something he never even realized he lost.

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8.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Let’s recap. Peter, his sister Teresa ( yup he has a sister if you’re just tuning in now), and J. Jonah Jameson go back in time to stop the Vedomi from invading New York City. Why did they go back in time? Well more

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #305

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Jun 13, 2018

• In a world without SPIDER-MAN, NORMAN OSBORN reigns supreme!
•  Can Peter trust one of history's greatest villains to set things right?
Rated T+

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #17 Jun 15, 2018
9.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Just when you think you know what’s going on, Soule goes ahead and does the old switch-a-roo and turns this last couple of issues upside down. We were led to believe that Barr was a Jedi Master and that he was a more

Star Wars: Darth Vader #17

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jun 13, 2018

As the remnants of the Mon Cala resistance crumble into the seas, Vader and his Inquisitors finally confront the Jedi survivor at its core. The seas will weep...
Rated T

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Venom #2 Jun 15, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Did you ever want to know a history of the symbiotes? Sure, we know they are alien and from outer space... but haven’t you always wanted to know more? An origin story if you will. Well, Cates is leading us down t more

Venom #2

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jun 13, 2018

REX PART 2 FROM DONNY CATES AND RYAN STEGMAN!
•  Long ago, a mythical monster once terrorized both humanity and the Klyntar alike. Now, it's awake. And it's angry.
•  To make matters worse, this ancient horror has a unique influence over the Venom symbiote - an influence that threatens to sever Eddie Brock's c...

9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

The issue opens with Ben and Doom sneaking into Doom’s Castle but in a different universe. They tracked the signature of one of the Reeds to here so they followed his signature and found a dead Reed Richards all more

Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Declan Shalvey
Released: Jun 13, 2018

THE THING AND THE INFAMOUS IRON MAN - UNRAVELING THE SECRETS OF SECRET WARS!
There is but one place in the Multiverse where VICTOR VON DOOM holds no sway. A spot where even DOOM can be judged and tamed. A place that houses...THE COUNCIL OF REEDS. Can Doom escape with his life in order to save BEN & JOHNNY?
Rated T+

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Thor #1 Jun 14, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Jason Aaron and Thor go together like peanut butter and fluff, like hands and grenades, like integrals and area under the curve, like balloons and animals, or Walt Disney World and FUN!!! Point is: we don’t skip more

Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Jun 13, 2018

JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of ...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #6 Jun 14, 2018
9.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Trying to decipher this issue with one read is like trying to understand how Balki Bartokomous and Larry Appleton from “Perfect Strangers” were related, how it lasted for 8 seasons and (no lie) 150 episodes!!! more

S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, Dustin Weaver
Released: Jun 13, 2018

JONATHAN HICKMAN & DUSTIN WEAVER'S UNFINISHED EPIC GETS ITS CONCLUSION!
•  Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver's unfinished epic of 2010-2011 finally gets its conclusion!
•  The Brotherhood of the Shield is made of the likes of Da Vinci, Stark, Tesla and Richards, but they're in trouble.
•  Si...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Mister Miracle #9 Jun 13, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

So what happened during this issue of Mister Miracle? That’s a really great question that hopefully we can answer by the time we’re done discussing it. I’ll be the first to admit that I want a straightforward more

Mister Miracle #9

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 13, 2018

After war comes peace. The bloody battles that waged across New Genesis and Apokolips have come to an end, and now Mister Miracle and Kalibak must sit down and discuss a truce. Can Scott Free trust the former minions of Darkseid to keep their word? Not likely, but a leader sometimes has to take a risk in service to the greater good. Perhaps the mor...

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7.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

When we last left Hal and Pals, Guy and Arkillo were having a drink, Kyle and Space Cabbie went to New Genesis for help, John confronted Zod for help, and Hal broke out Hector “God Brain” Hammond for help. The more

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46

By: Robert Venditti, Clayton Henry
Released: Jun 13, 2018

"DARKSTARS RISING" part five! The Green Lantern Corps has gathered its forces to stand against the encroaching threat of the Darkstars, but not even John Stewart was prepared for their next move: the Darkstars enlist Guy Gardner into their ranks!

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9.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

The issue begins 5 years later. Time has pasted and we see that SP is basically ruined, alone, and hasn’t worked since the hearings. We see a man that tried to put his stamp on the world and prove society wrong b more

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6

By: Mark Russell, Mike Feehan
Released: Jun 6, 2018

His life and career are in ashes, but Snagglepuss still has one card to play. Don't miss the unforgettable conclusion to EXIT STAGE LEFT! Plus, in the explosive finale to "Sasquatch Detective," Tonya's disguise is blown while investigating a crime ring inside a day spa!

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7.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

I have mixed opinions on this issue. On one hand, we get some pretty good art and a couple answers to some questions that we needed about this wedding. For example, why isn’t Dick the best man? Why has it seemed more

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1

By: Tim Seeley, Travis Moore
Released: Jun 6, 2018

Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he's the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne's best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it's going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans-and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too!

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Dispatchdcu added Batman: Prelude to the Wedding to their pull list Jun 11, 2018

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding

Ra's al Ghul returns to have a heart-to-heart with his grandson, Damian. Once upon a time, Ra's thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra's wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last.

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Justice League #1 Jun 10, 2018
8.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

The best word to describe the Justice League book since Snyder took over has been... “interesting”. The second word would be “confusing” hands down. This issue hits both of those right out of the gate. My more

Justice League #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed X-Men: Red #5 Jun 10, 2018
8.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Ok, so this always comes off sounding bad.... and sometimes it can be... but this was a REALLY quick read. I’m going with 6 minutes max. That said, it was fantastic. The basic layout of the issue was set up with more

X-Men: Red #5

By: Tom Taylor, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Jun 6, 2018

MUTANT HATE IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH...
•  ...and Jean Grey is caught right in the middle!
•  CASSANDRA NOVA's plan is finally revealed....but to devastating consequences.
•  And just because JEAN GREY's team finally knows what's going on, doesn't mean they can actually stop it.
• ...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Captain America #703 Jun 10, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

This is some creative Waid writing. I am loving this arc, as well as the last, and I’m pumped to see what happens next. At the end of last issue, Waid threw a curve ball at us unleashing the Red Skull, who wa more

Captain America #703

By: Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero
Released: Jun 6, 2018

PROMISED LAND Part 3
Jack Rogers is a wanted man on a desperate search for a cure to his son's fatal disease! And once it's found, a legend will be reborn!
Rated T+

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7.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

This issue opens with Frank, Misty, Daredevil, and Cypher trying to narrow down the list of Wolverine sitings from millions to just a couple. The team doesn’t want to give Cypher access to anymore technology or t more

Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #2

By: Charles Soule, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Jun 6, 2018

A HOT LEAD ON LOGAN!
•  DAREDEVIL and his squad of ace detectives - FRANK McGEE, MISTY KNIGHT and CYPHER - continue their search for the missing WOLVERINE, hoping to stir up a lead by questioning folks in the MARVEL UNIVERSE who might have a grudge against Logan.
•  In other words... half the MARVEL UNIVERSE!<...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Infinity Countdown #4 Jun 9, 2018
6.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

I normally don’t like to start off a review negative but this part really stuck out to me. In comics, I’m a story guy through and through. To me, that’s where you get points. Story over art. I’m sorry artis more

Infinity Countdown #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: Jun 6, 2018

Ultron has long wished to take over all there is and replace it with only Ultron...but now armed with an Infinity Stone, he has never been closer to his goal. With the Guardians falling apart, who can step forward to stop the singularity from overwhelming everything?
Rated T+

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Doctor Strange #1 Jun 9, 2018
8.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

We kick off Dr. Strange Number 1 with him fighting some crazy-nasty, gigantic, dead looking thinks with forty mouths. And let me tell you from Jump Street, the art was fantastic. Strange lights a couple of them on more

Doctor Strange #1

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jun 6, 2018

NEW SPELLS, ALLIES & ENEMIES IN THIS NEW SERIES FROM MARK WAID & JESUS SAIZ!
SORCERER SUPREME...OF THE  GALAXY!
The Eye of Agamotto is closed! Doctor Stephen Strange has lost his connection to the Earth's arcane power, and he can't wait to recover while nightmares press against the seams of our reality. Tony Stark offers a 21st-century so...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Man of Steel #2 Jun 8, 2018
8.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Bendis followed up with another interesting issue. So far, I can really get behind his style of writing. It seems like he’s jumping around a bit. So, at times I am a bit confused as to where and when some of the more

Man of Steel #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Evan Shaner
Released: Jun 6, 2018

With an arsonist loose in Metropolis, Superman's powers are almost useless in finding the culprit. And back at the Daily Planet, everyone wants to know what's going on with Lois Lane. How can Clark hold on to the secret of what happened to Lois and Jon much longer?

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Man of Steel #2 Jun 6, 2018
9.0

Bendis shows he actually took the time to understand Metropolis and Superman and that is greatly appreciated given his reputation of ignoring research before going in. I like that the story is taking it's time on situations and it makes it feel like a pretty meaty 20 pages.

Man of Steel #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Evan Shaner
Released: Jun 6, 2018

With an arsonist loose in Metropolis, Superman's powers are almost useless in finding the culprit. And back at the Daily Planet, everyone wants to know what's going on with Lois Lane. How can Clark hold on to the secret of what happened to Lois and Jon much longer?

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Immortal Hulk #1 Jun 7, 2018
8.5

Fantastic. So cool to see Hulk represented in a horror fashion, man some of those panels where he was towering over the killer were 10/10.

Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 6, 2018

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

Dispatchdcu reviewed Immortal Hulk #1 Jun 7, 2018
9.0

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Immortal Hulk was excellent! It gave me images of some of the really early issues of the series. In a way, it seemed like Ewing is bringing the character back to his roots. And to me, that’s a bit refreshing. Lat more

Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 6, 2018

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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Dispatchdcu added Immortal Hulk to their pull list Jun 7, 2018

Immortal Hulk

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Batman #48 Jun 6, 2018
7.5

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Well, so Joker wants to be the best man. Is he really deserving of the title? I mean really? Come on man. They have had their bromance for a while now.... since Jokes and Riddles... but is that long enough to be Ba more

Batman #48

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE BEST MAN" part one! Batman and Catwoman decide it might be better to elope rather than go through some big, stodgy wedding ceremony, but no sooner do they put their marriage on the fast track than The Joker appears! And when The Joker kidnaps the Caped Crusader, will he give his old foe a piece of his mind or bash in his brains?

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