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Shodan reviewed Die #1 Dec 6, 2018
9.5

It took a 2nd read to really get the characters all straightened out, but what an intro. Definitely recommend reading slowly and taking in Stephanie Hans art, the "game" world looks fantastic. The pacing is great, seamlessly covering 25 years. If this was considered an oversized issue i'd almost want to get this every two months as not sure with the art style I won't feel a little cheated by a more

Die #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans
Released: Dec 5, 2018

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1831, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron's i...

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Shodan added Heroes In Crisis to their pull list Nov 28, 2018

Heroes In Crisis

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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Shodan added Black Panther (2018) to their pull list Nov 28, 2018

Black Panther (2018)

A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T'Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed...
Across the vast Multiverse...

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Shodan added Fantastic Four (2018) to their pull list Nov 28, 2018

Fantastic Four (2018)

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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Shodan added These Savage Shores to their pull list Nov 28, 2018

These Savage Shores

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, the East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is ...

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Shodan reviewed Gideon Falls #8 Nov 27, 2018
9.5

I genuinely feel despair for Norton locked up in an institution. Such a well written character. Some really fun plot twists and we finally see some threads between Father Fred and Norton's stories. I actually dropped this after issue 6 to trade wait Vol. 2 and couldn't help myself so i'm back, don't think I could wait for the trade.

Gideon Falls #8

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Nov 14, 2018

"ORIGINAL SINS," Part Two
As the gossamer threads that appear to connect Father Fred and Norton across Space and Time become more entwined, Norton suffers a mental setback that could jeopardize both their investigations.

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Shodan reviewed Outer Darkness #1 Nov 27, 2018
9.0

The back matter mentions what John Layman was trying to do with this series and I think he's nailed it. The art is a little cartoon networkish, but I have a feeling it will grow on me. I would have liked to see Rigg a little more grizzled; he's clearly older "I've been doing this since you were blanking on your mom's blank cliche" and a heavy drinker. CLiche main character aside the horror elem more

Outer Darkness #1

By: John Layman, Afu Chan
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Sci-fi and horror collide in this new series from the co-creator of CHEW!
  
Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but during our interstellar travels, we discovered a terrifying secret out in the Outer Darkness of space. Join Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon as they encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, cos...

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Shodan reviewed Venom #8 Nov 27, 2018
8.5

I was a little worried Venom wouldn't hold up without Ryan Stegman, but definitely not the case. The plot and dialogue are great; I really enjoyed Eddie struggling with Flash being the better symbiote host. I've always liked the Maker and it's fun to see him in this book and that cliffhanger..... really great stuff.

Venom #8

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Nov 14, 2018

"THE ABYSS" CONTINUES!
•  After the gut-wrenching events of last issue, Eddie Brock finds himself alone for the first time in a LONG time, and the silence is deafening...
•  A can't-miss issue for those looking to see the beginnings of next summer's VENOM epic!
Rated T+

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Synthozoid reviewed Green Lantern #1 Nov 10, 2018
10

Classic Morrison. His best work since All Star Superman. Similar in tone to Slott’s Silver Surfer, but much weirder.

Green Lantern #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN!
In this debut issue, when Earth's space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the...

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Shodan reviewed Coyotes #8 Nov 26, 2018
10

Going into it I wasn't aware that this would be the finale to the series, but wanted to throw a perfect 10 out there because of how great this issue was. I cannot wait to see more of Caitlin Yarsky's work.

Coyotes #8

By: Sean Lewis, Caitlin Yarsky
Released: Nov 14, 2018

The women and the Wolves fight their last great battle, a deeper threat to the Victorias and their goddess Gaia is revealed, and the mystery surrounding Red's sister Maria comes one step closer to being solved.

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Shodan reviewed Catwoman #5 Nov 24, 2018
9.0

Joelle Jones is amazing and this book could probably exist without dialogue and still be worth coming back to every week. Reina Creel is a great villain and her stone cold killing of her husband was bone chilling. Catwoman is always a breezy read, but that speaks to the narrative pacing and the art more than minimal content. Hope this is a long run, but I imagine writing and drawing your own boo more

Catwoman #5

By: Jo?lle Jones
Released: Nov 14, 2018

A secret hideout is supposed to be just that-secret. So how did her new villain's criminal crew know where to plant an explosive in Selina's new pad? As if that blow-up weren't bad enough, the cops come calling and arrest Selina for murder. Locked up without bail, Catwoman finds that she isn't very popular in jail, and must fight the other inmates ...

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ohhaimark reviewed Catwoman #5 Nov 17, 2018
7.5

THE GOOD:

-This issue had a really nice, really creative juxtaposition thing going on, that made an otherwise forgettable issue memorable for me.

-Joelle Jones is a great artist. If for nothing else, buy this book for the art.

-I thought the way Raina Creel killed her husband was really cruel and morbid in all the effective ways.

-The scene where Catw more

Catwoman #5

By: Jo?lle Jones
Released: Nov 14, 2018

A secret hideout is supposed to be just that-secret. So how did her new villain's criminal crew know where to plant an explosive in Selina's new pad? As if that blow-up weren't bad enough, the cops come calling and arrest Selina for murder. Locked up without bail, Catwoman finds that she isn't very popular in jail, and must fight the other inmates ...

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myconius - Nov 26, 2018

his theory really did help make WHttCC relevant again in my eyes. it had a totally different impact when i'd read it believing that Bruce was actually killed by Darkseid. though i myself prefer to trim the non-Morrison material when reading his Batman run. and IF i actually do include Final Crisis in a Morrison Batman read-through, i just skim F.C. 1-7 for the Batman related parts.

myconius - Nov 26, 2018

i've been getting pretty far into that Uzumaki story. it really does draw you in.

Shodan reviewed Plastic Man #6 Nov 24, 2018
7.0

This final (kind of) issue of Plastic Man was a bit of a let down. The Cabal working behind the scenes never really grabbed me and I can't say even after reading it I know what their overall plot to ruin Eel even was. I really liked the build-up of Granite Janet and glad she'll be in the next mini, but it begs the question why was this a mini in the first place when a 2nd mini seems inevitable. more

Plastic Man #6

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Nov 14, 2018

It all ends here! Will Plastic Man survive an attack by...another Plastic Man? And if he manages that, will he survive a face-off against the super-villain who set up that first battle? And what about the rest of the super-cabal standing by to see the outcome of those fights? And then...you know what? Let's have some faith in Mr. O'Brian, who has e...

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Shodan reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #2 Nov 5, 2018
8.5

Cosmic DC hasn't really been my thing - but with Stjepan on art I will continue getting this book until he's no longer drawing it.

Jessica Cruz and Starfire look amazing and that panel of Darkseid and Cyborg squaring off is so cool..

Enough about the art though - I do like this team, really interesting pairings. I have no previous knowledge of Azrael so whether or not this i more

Justice League: Odyssey #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Oct 24, 2018

Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael debate whether so-called "God of Evil" Darkseid should have joined the team. (Too late-that evil horse has left the barn!) But before the team can resolve this conflict, they're forced into action when Vril Dox takes an interest in the Coluan refugees, attacking their ship with a new Manhunter...

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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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