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Shodan reviewed Plastic Man #5 Oct 15, 2018
8.5

A dense issue that begs the question is this really going to be wrapped up in #6? Unless it's an oversized issue i'm concerned Eel's not going to get the conclusion he deserves. Gail Simone has been knocking it out of the park so far.

Plastic Man #5

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Eel O'Brian takes a flexible view of morality: you walk on your side of the line, he'll keep his feet on his (no promises about his hands, eyes, ears or midsection). That all stopped when his alter ego Plastic Man got suckered into the high-stakes world of super-heroic traitors and super-villainous cabals. Now he's gonna stiffen his spine, screw up...

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Shodan reviewed Catwoman #4 Oct 15, 2018
9.0

My favorite issue so far. I've read that the flashbacks are a rehashing of Ed Brubaker's run on Catwoman, but as someone who hasn't read it this was just amazing (and makes me want to read that run). Really ups the stakes between Selina and the antagonist Creel who is now messing with her sister. Dropped Batman after Lee Weeks Mr. Freeze arc, but glad to still have Catwoman in my life.

Catwoman #4

By: Jo?lle Jones
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Things have gone from bad to worse for Selina in Villa Hermosa. Her new city has taken away what little she was able to carry with her from Gotham, and her rap sheet offers scant protection when local crooks frame her for murdering two police officers. The law has caught up with her and Catwoman is in the clink, giving her time to reflect on her li...

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Shodan reviewed Domino Annual #1 Oct 3, 2018
9.5

A cover that actually represents what/who will be in the actual story! Love it and also happy that Greg Land won't be doing covers for Domino going forward, they just didn't match the tone of the series in my mind and probably even scared off a lot of readers who would have otherwise gravitated towards a Gail Simone written Domino series

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Domino Annual #1

By: Gail Simone, Victor Ibanez
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Tales too big for Domino's best-selling solo series! Neena Thurman's never worked alone... She keeps her friends close and her lovers closer! FINALLY REVEALED: the origin of Domino's posse! Colossus and Domino rekindled? Cable takes a bath! Plus: Domino's not the only mutant wearing her X-gene on her sleeve... don't miss the first appearance of the...

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Shodan reviewed Catwoman #3 Oct 2, 2018
8.0

The art is a 10, but i'm currently reading other series where the plot is crawling along at a glacial pace (X-23 and Plastic Man) and it's starting to get to me. I'm not looking for Claremont level of dialogue, but a little more story progression would go a long way for us who still like to buy single issues.

Catwoman #3

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Sep 12, 2018

The secret shot-caller who's been borrowing Catwoman's M.O. for a series of crimes steps out of the shadows in this issue, and her "secret origin" is unlike anything Selina's run into before! Meanwhile, the police close in on Catwoman as well, as they believe she killed a cop during one of the crimes she's been framed for. With nowhere to go and no...

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Shodan reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #1 Oct 1, 2018
9.0

Besides Azrael, loving the team and with Stjepan's art this is a great first issue. No Justice felt like a dud to me, but hopefully Odyssey coming out of it will be it's saving grace.

Justice League: Odyssey #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard te...

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invertYaxis reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #1 Sep 27, 2018
9.0

This is a great start. Sejic’s art by itself makes this book worthy it, it’s so beautiful and idealized, yet very life-like. I always enjoy his choices for character design too, which consistently tell a story about who they are, and where they come from. The story is intriguing, and makes it clear on issue one how [redacted] ended up in this team, while still leaving enough mystery for us to more

Justice League: Odyssey #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard te...

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Shodan added Extermination (2018) to their pull list Sep 26, 2018

Extermination (2018)

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Write...

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Shodan added Justice League: Odyssey to their pull list Sep 26, 2018

Justice League: Odyssey

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard te...

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Shodan added Doomsday Clock to their pull list Sep 26, 2018

Doomsday Clock

DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.

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Shodan reviewed Rat Queens #11 Sep 25, 2018
9.0

A Colossal Magic Nothing was an amazing story arc tying the end of the 1st volume (3rd trade) and the new series. I'm glad we're going to get a more classic storyline line as most of the Queens and a new/old character (a former Queen Sadie...not sure I remember her or if she's a brand new character) travel on a quest to reclaim some lands from the usual baddies (Orcs, Trolls, Gobbos etc) and look more

Rat Queens #11

By: Kurtis J. Wiebe, Owen Gieni
Released: Sep 12, 2018

NEW STORY ARC

"THE INFERNAL PATH," Part One
Still reeling from the revelation that Dee shattered and changed reality, the Rat Queens decide it's time to put the carefree days of their past behind them. But, in a bizarre twist of fate, a nearly forgotten former member of the Rat Queens arrives on their doorstep.

Ships with two...

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Shodan dropped No. 1 With A Bullet from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

No. 1 With A Bullet

"A sublime piece of futurism that is both entertaining in its absurdity and terrifying in its predictions."--Clive Barker
Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash's life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in "technol...

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Shodan dropped Thanos (2016) from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Thanos (2016)

EVIL HAS BEEN UNLEASHED ON THE UNIVERSE.
Thanos, possibly the most evil individual in the Marvel Universe, is back...and he's out for vengeance on all who would oppose him. Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he's also heading for an unexpected reckoning...with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, following the deadly t...

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Shodan dropped Black Bolt from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

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Shodan dropped Amazing Spider-Man (2015) from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man (2015)

Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his "bodyguard" Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole ...

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Shodan dropped Justice League: No Justice from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Justice League: No Justice

DARK NIGHTS: METAL left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous-and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come...or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe's major energies-Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy-who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the pl...

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Shodan dropped Gideon Falls from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Gideon Falls

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly...

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Shodan dropped Justice League (2018) from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Justice League (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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Shodan dropped Seven to Eternity from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Seven to Eternity

The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise t...

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Shodan dropped Batman (2016) from their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Batman (2016)

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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Shodan reviewed X-23 #2 Aug 26, 2018
9.0

The Cuckoos are the driving force for me in this series so far. They're super creepy and Juann Cabal's art is amazing.

X-23 #2

By: Mariko Tamaki, Juan Cabal
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Cloned from a warrior, raised as a killer, Laura Kinney has gone through hell and come out the other side a hero. After a stint as the All-New Wolverine, she returns to her roots as X-23 to make sure no one ever has to go through the horrors she did. With her sister Gabby and their pet Jonathan in tow, X-23 forges her own destiny in this new series...

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ohhaimark reviewed Justice League #6 Aug 15, 2018
7.5

This was another good issue. I think the issue does an amazing job of leaving an impression after you read it. Scott Snyder's writing is powerful and epic. I can practically hear the dramatic music in the background of the issue. Although it was verging on being filler, the Joker-esque focus of the issue does (kind of?) pay off at the end and it is effective for the most part. The characterization more

Justice League #6

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 15, 2018

Did you read the write-up on issue #5? Do you really think anything's gotten better for the Justice League in the past two weeks? Still Force? Still a thing! Ultraviolet Galaxy Lantern? Keeps attacking! Sinestro? Total garbage! Lex Luthor and Joker? Beating everyone to the Source Wall piece. If that happens? You don't wanna know.

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Shodan reviewed Eternity Girl #6 Aug 25, 2018
9.0

A fitting finale that I think will leave everyone satisfied. The showcasing of choice through all the panels featuring Dani were really spectacular. And a happy ending to a series about having to destroy the entire universe to end your own existence.....loved that!

Looking forward to reading through all 6 issues again in one go. Sonny Liew showed incredible versatility throughout this more

Eternity Girl #6

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Sonny Liew
Released: Aug 8, 2018

This issue: everyone will die.

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Shodan reviewed Extermination #1 Aug 21, 2018
9.0

Bombarded by so many ads......must......buy...... Extermination. So I did, and it was a good decision! I've been listening to a lot of Jay and Miles Xplain the X-Men lately and reading Astonishing by Joss Whedon and New X-Men by Grant Morrison so wanted to jump in with this new event. Starts off like classic X-Men doing what the X-Men do best; save mutants from angry mobs. From there I found t more

Extermination #1

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 15, 2018

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Write...

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Shodan reviewed Plastic Man #3 Aug 17, 2018
8.0

That cover.....damn! Doesn't reflect the tone Gail has going for this series, but still very cool. Eel has been such a super likeable character these first three issues. However, i'm really not liking this kid! The way she's drawn doesn't exactly scream this is a kid who's seen a lot and can remain calm in the face of a man-bat kidnapping. Hope we see some of the Terrifics crossover into this more

Plastic Man #3

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Eel went looking for a kid, but he found a Man-Bat instead, who brought him not only to the kid but also to the lair of the secret society that needs Plastic Man to stop asking inconvenient questions. Yes, it counts as comically good fortune if you squint your eyes and look around the corner (which he can totally do without even breaking a sweat. O...

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Shodan reviewed Domino #5 Aug 17, 2018
8.5

I get my Gail Simone fix from this and Plastic Man, both great series. The opening arc benefits from having some great villains. I loved Prototype's intro last issue of suffering for all of Domino's luck powers and the reveal that he's also critically hurt when Topaz' father is hurt left us with a good cliffhanger.
Neena's crush on Shang Chi continues to be a lot fun. I didn't find the art more

Domino #5

By: Gail Simone, Michael Shelfer
Released: Aug 8, 2018

NEENA ON THE RUN ESCAPING!
Topaz and [REDACTED] have upended Domino's life completely, dragging her ugly Project Armageddon origins out of the shadows for all to see. Now, having been torn down to her very foundation, Domino is confronted with the deepest cut of all: BETRAYAL. There's a RAT in the henhouse.
Parental Advisory

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Shodan added X-23 (2018) to their pull list Aug 16, 2018

X-23 (2018)

Cloned from a warrior, raised as a killer, Laura Kinney has gone through hell and come out the other side a hero. After a stint as the All-New Wolverine, she returns to her roots as X-23 to make sure no one ever has to go through the horrors she did. With her sister Gabby and their pet Jonathan in tow, X-23 forges her own destiny in this new series...

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Shodan dropped Captain America (2018) from their pull list Aug 6, 2018

Captain America (2018)

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA.
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra's takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield...and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the sy...

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8.0

I've been listening to Rachel and Miles explain the X-Men recently (from the beginning!) and i must say this is such a great companion piece to that. On it's own i agree it loses a lot of the emotional resonance of what makes stories like The Dark Phoenix Saga so great, but along with the podcast and the amazing presentation of Grand Design I highly recommend it to continuity nerds out there.

X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis #1

By: Ed Piskor
Released: Jul 25, 2018

It's ALL-NEW and ALL-DIFFERENT! Witness Wolverine, Thunderbird, Colossus, Storm and Sunfire suit up as X-Men for the very first time all over again! All through the lens of comics auteur ED PISKOR, who lovingly researches, writes, pencils, inks, colors and letters every page just for you!
The second act of X-MEN GRAND DESIGN begins now!
Ra...

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Shodan reviewed Saga #54 Aug 2, 2018
9.0

I read this at about 6:30 in the morning before starting my day, big mistake. I'm usually about a week behind and every time I pick this up and mention how heartbreaking the previous issue was the people at my LCS are always saying "oh just wait till you read this one" Even with the expectation that we're going to lose some of our favorite characters the sting is still there which i think speaks more

Saga #54

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Jul 25, 2018

END OF STORY ARC!

The explosive "season finale" to SAGA's most shocking storyline yet.

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Seif reviewed Saga #54 Jul 25, 2018
8.5

The name is Brian k. Vaughn and I came here to write good comics and kill characters and I'm all outta comics.

Saga #54

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Jul 25, 2018

END OF STORY ARC!

The explosive "season finale" to SAGA's most shocking storyline yet.

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