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Mike L. rated Space Bandits #4 Oct 2, 2019
9.5

Space Bandits #4

By: Mark Millar, Matteo Scalera
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bandits pick off Cody's enemies one by one, working their way through her old crew. But before they can wipe out the whole set, a familiar face from Thena's past crackles over the telecast, and the girls turn their vengeful attention to her ex, Viggo.

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Mike L. rated Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
8.5

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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Mike L. rated House of X #5 Sep 18, 2019
9.5

House of X #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

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Mike L. rated Once & Future #2 Sep 18, 2019
9.0

Once & Future #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora
Released: Sep 18, 2019

The McGuire family has held back supernatural threats for generations, but this time they messed up. As an ancient evil arises from the grave, Bridgette and Duncan find themselves up against forces bigger than they could have expected, and faces new and old are about to complicate things further.

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Mike L. rated Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
9.0

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Mike L. rated Black Science #42 Aug 29, 2019
8.0

Black Science #42

By: Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera
Released: Aug 28, 2019

"NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF," Grant McKay has lived a billion lives across a trillion realities. Now there is only one.

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Mike L. rated Batman/Superman #1 Aug 29, 2019
8.5

Batman/Superman #1

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey...

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Mike L. rated House of X #3 Aug 29, 2019
8.5

House of X #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

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Mike L. rated Heroes In Crisis #9 May 29, 2019
1.0

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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Mike L. rated Redneck #20 May 22, 2019
10

Redneck #20

By: Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren
Released: May 22, 2019

Welcome to Asilo Del Muerto, home to all the evils of this world and the next. But who is Carrona and why is he the only one who can save Bartlett?

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Mike L. rated Detective Comics #1004 May 22, 2019
8.5

Detective Comics #1004

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: May 22, 2019

The face behind the mask is revealed! Who's taken up the mantle of the Arkham Knight? What's their endgame? And what's the shocking secret that Batman never knew about a part of his life he'd taken for granted?

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Mike L. rated Guardians of the Galaxy #5 May 15, 2019
9.0

Guardians of the Galaxy #5

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: May 15, 2019

HELA HATH NO FURY!
•  At the mercy of the Goddess of Death!
•  Hela's dreams of resurrecting Thanos are finally within reach...
•  But what will the Guardians have to sacrifice in order to prevent that?
Rated T+

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Mike L. rated Daredevil #5 May 15, 2019
9.5

Daredevil #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: May 15, 2019

• Accused of murder, Daredevil has been on the run trying to prove his innocence. But even he can't outrun judgment forever.
•  Don't miss the explosive finale of Chip Zdarsky's first arc of DAREDEVIL!
Rated T+

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Mike L. rated Little Bird #3 May 15, 2019
10

Little Bird #3

By: Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram
Released: May 15, 2019

Axe leaves Elder's Hope to destroy Northern Guard, and Little Bird is left behind to take out a small team of enemy soldiers when she stumbles upon a family secret that changes everything.

Mike L. rated Batman #71 May 15, 2019
5.0

Batman #71

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: May 15, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" continues! Will it be father and son working together, or tearing each other apart? When it comes to the Waynes, expect a little of both. In the quest to get Bruce Wayne to hang up the cape and cowl, Thomas Wayne is going to have to use a little tough love. Only, not all the muscle behind it will be his own.

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Mike L. rated Excellence #1 May 9, 2019
8.5

Excellence #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph
Released: May 8, 2019

Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with greater potential-but never themselves.
Now it's time for Spencer to follow in his father's footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone w...

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8.5

Batman and the Outsiders #1

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: May 8, 2019

When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!
Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of ...

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Mike L. rated Ascender #1 Apr 26, 2019
9.0

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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Mike L. rated Invisible Kingdom #2 Apr 26, 2019
9.0

Invisible Kingdom #2

By: G. Willow Wilson, Christian Ward
Released: Apr 24, 2019

After her shocking discovery of religious corruption, Vess must choose between quiet obedience in the monastery, and deafening truth . . . in exile. Meanwhile, Grix learns that Lux will stop at nothing to keep her newfound knowledge from leaking, and decides to make a break for it. Both women might feel terribly alone- but not for much longer.

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Mike L. rated Fairlady #1 Apr 11, 2019
7.0

Fairlady #1

By: Brian Schirmer, Claudia Balboni
Released: Apr 10, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE

Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over?

After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a "Fairman"-a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn't end on the battlefield, and as the only "Fairlady," Jenner gets stuck...

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Mike L. rated Faithless #1 Apr 11, 2019
8.0

Faithless #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Maria Llovet
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Faith. Sex. The Devil.
Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it's cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it's part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She's right, of course. It just took a while for that ma...

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Mike L. rated Invisible Kingdom #1 Mar 20, 2019
9.5

Invisible Kingdom #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Christian Ward
Released: Mar 20, 2019

    Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system's dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals...

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Mike L. rated Assassin Nation #1 Mar 13, 2019
9.0

Assassin Nation #1

By: Kyle Starks, Erica Henderson
Released: Mar 13, 2019

    SERIES PREMIERE! Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.
The W...

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9.0

Another fun twist on the Batman mythos.

The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1

By: Scott Snyder, Eduardo Risso
Released: Mar 13, 2019

Ripped from Batman's greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world's most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring ...

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Mike L. reviewed Little Bird #1 Mar 13, 2019
10

Excellent first issue, cannot wait for more.

Little Bird #1

By: Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram
Released: Mar 13, 2019

MINISERIES PREMIERE!
Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM's breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD.
With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and t...

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Linkush reviewed Detective Comics #999 Feb 27, 2019
8.0

"BE YOUR BEST BRUCE. NEVER QUESTION YOUR MISSION. GOTHAM NEEDS YOU."
And that's it, the arc is complete. I've got to say, I enjoyed it very much.

So this time we figure out that all of it was not real and just a way for Batman to test himself and improve himself even more. I really liked the idea that he did it just so he could save more people but the execution could have been bet more

Detective Comics #999

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 27, 2019

The truth behind the gauntlet Batman has been forced to run-a violent odyssey that endangered the lives of everyone who made him who he is-is revealed at last...and the mastermind working to unmake the Batman must be seen to be believed! Is there a goal here beyond destruction? Will Batman emerge stronger...or with a mortal wound at the exact momen...

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Linkush - Feb 27, 2019

I just saw that Tomasi will continue to be on this book after issue 1000. Really happy about it.

myconius - Feb 27, 2019

i'm definitely happy about that as well!

Mike L. rated Heroes In Crisis #5 Jan 31, 2019
6.5

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

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Bleemak reviewed Heroes In Crisis #5 Jan 30, 2019
4.0

What a trainwreck. It's not as bad as the last one because nothing still happens. Superman talks to the press. And that about it.

And why bother with this synopsis DC, if nothing happens in this issue like the synopsis says? Falsee marketing to make someone interested in this event because King's writing isn't making it?

Still tries to be too deep and it fails miserably. We s more

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

Mike L. rated Detective Comics #997 Jan 31, 2019
9.0

Detective Comics #997

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jan 30, 2019

There's no man on Earth more convinced that he knows what makes Batman tick than Dr. Hugo Strange! Which makes him a natural target for the thing that's hunting Batman, unless Batman gets there first!

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Mike L. rated Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Jan 24, 2019
9.0

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jan 23, 2019

WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead...or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy...but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? ...

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