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Year of the Villain: Black Mask #1

By: Tom Taylor, Cully Hamner
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Black Mask was one of Gotham City's most ruthless crime lords. He had money, power and respect. But after months in the Teen Titans' secret prison, Roman Sionis is finally free. Given a new purpose and new abilities thanks to Lex Luthor's offer, he's found a new racket. Corporate crime not only pays better, but it's far less dangerous. At least unt...

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Justin Ray rated Aquaman #51 Aug 22, 2019
8.0

Aquaman #51

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Lex Luthor's surprising offer to Black Manta is revealed! But is it too good to be true? Plus, a gruesome murder in Amnesty Bay shocks the town to its core...and the prime suspects are none other than the Old Gods! Can Aquaman and his new partner Aqualad solve this murder mystery?

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Justin Ray rated Batman #77 Aug 21, 2019
8.0

Batman #77

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 21, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies-including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane's machinations keeping other heroes out, t...

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Justin Ray rated Superman: Year One #2 Aug 21, 2019
5.0

Superman: Year One #2

By: Frank Miller, Danny Miki
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Clark Kent's journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s remarkable reimagining of Superman's origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is...Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan...

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9.0

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #10

By: Tom Taylor
Released: Aug 14, 2019

Bring on the Bad Guys
•  The climactic end of arc 2 puts Spider-Man face to face with a villain who's been secretly plaguing the Marvel Universe since WWII!
•  This villain weaponizes pain and uses Spider-Man's painful history to threaten the Web-Slinger like never before!
Rated T

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Justin Ray rated Amazing Spider-Man #27 Aug 18, 2019
7.0

Amazing Spider-Man #27

By: Nick Spencer, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 14, 2019

• There is a new Sinister Syndicate!
•  Beetle, Electro, Lady Octopus, Scorpia and White Rabbit have come together for one reason: TO HUNT BOOMERANG!
•  Spidey knew having Boomerang as a roommate would come back to bite him, but not like this.
Rated T

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10

DC/Looney Tunes: Lex Luthor/Porky Pig #1

By: Mark Russell, Brad Walker
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Facing financial and personal ruin, a desperate Porky Pig applies for and gets and entry-level position with LexCorp. Grateful to his new benefactor, Porky becomes Luthor's most loyal employee and defender. But when a major scandal breaks in the news and Lex is called before a Congressional Committee, guess who is about to be offered up as the sacr...

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Justin Ray rated Second Coming #2 Aug 17, 2019
10

Second Coming #2

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Aug 14, 2019

The book everyone's talking about! When a weirdo stalks and threatens Sunstar's girlfriend, Jesus tries to prevent the superhero from succumbing to rage, but God has other plans! Plus AHOY's customary offerings of illustrated short prose fiction.

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8.5

Star Wars: Target Vader #2

By: Robbie Thompson, Stefano Landini
Released: Aug 14, 2019

THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED!
•  VALANCE and DENGAR track DARTH VADER while also seeking out the perfect weapon to kill the SITH LORD...
•  ...which they'll need as Vader turns the tables on the hunters and corners them!
•  And both hunter and hunted uncover dark secrets behind the criminal ...

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Justin Ray rated Powers of X #2 Aug 16, 2019
9.0

Powers of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 14, 2019

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+

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Justin Ray rated Titans: Burning Rage #1 Aug 16, 2019
9.5

Titans: Burning Rage #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Scott Eaton
Released: Aug 14, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Hawk and Dove lead ordinary citizens in an uprising against the rich-but former Doom Patrol member Mento is pulling their strings! It's up to the Titans to uncover his sinister purpose before someone gets killed! These stories were originally published in TITANS GIANT #1 and 2.  

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Justin Ray rated Batman: Universe #2 Aug 15, 2019
9.0

Batman: Universe #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Aug 14, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! The quest for the secret of the stolen Fabergé egg and its buyer continues as Batman teams up with Green Arrow against the Riddler, then travels to Gorilla City. But is the egg's strange energy adversely affecting the Dark Knight's mind? These stories were originally published in BATMAN GIANT #5 an...

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Justin Ray rated Detective Comics #1009 Aug 15, 2019
8.0

Detective Comics #1009

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Christian Duce
Released: Aug 14, 2019

"Take Your Shot" begins! Deadshot has returned to Gotham City following a long stint with the Suicide Squad, and Batman fears that without the oversight of AmandaWaller, Floyd Lawton will go back to his old ways. Meanwhile, after taking Lex Luthor's offer, Mr. Freeze begins taking action to get exactly what he wants and killing anyone who stands in...

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Justin Ray rated Hawkman #15 Aug 15, 2019
8.5

Hawkman #15

By: Robert Venditti, Pat Olliffe
Released: Aug 14, 2019

Following Lex Luthor's "gift," the new and improved Shadow Thief toys with the wounded Hawkman. Carter Hall desperately seeks help from the only other shadow mystic more powerful than Shadow Thief: the Shade!

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Justin Ray rated Event Leviathan #3 Aug 14, 2019
8.0

Event Leviathan #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Aug 14, 2019

From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's DC's biggest whodunit in years! The world's greatest detectives-Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter-have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan's leaders and the destruction of the world's ...

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Justin Ray rated Flash #76 Aug 14, 2019
9.0

Flash #76

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafa Sandoval
Released: Aug 14, 2019

"Death of the Speed Force" begins! With renewed resolve following the events of "The Flash Year One," the Flash is back with a new mission, a new outlook and a brand-new speedster HQ. But the Fastest Man Alive is slowing down-and there's only one explanation: the Speed Force is dying. Plus, the Year of the Villain heats up as Captain Cold uses Lex ...

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Justin Ray rated Superman #14 Aug 14, 2019
9.5

Superman #14

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Aug 14, 2019

Lex Luthor is back in Metropolis--and he's ready to wreak havoc! First stop, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe: Lois Lane! Alone, her family a galaxy away, will Lois be tempted by Apex Lex's offer? What does Lex have that this reporter can't turn away from? Don't miss this shocking new twist in the Superman mythos!

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Justin Ray rated Nightwing #62 Aug 13, 2019
8.0

Nightwing #62

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jul 17, 2019

After the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it's clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson's innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level. But what does that mean for the Blüdhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to ...

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Justin Ray rated Captain America #12 Aug 12, 2019
8.0

Captain America #12

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 31, 2019

"CAPTAIN OF NOTHING" CONCLUDES!
Captain America is a fugitive! So Captain America must disappear! But that doesn't mean that Steve Rogers has to give up the fight to prove his innocence and bring the true murderer to justice! It's time for Cap to try something new!
Rated T+

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Justin Ray rated Nightwing #32 Aug 10, 2019
7.5

Nightwing #32

By: Tim Seeley, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Nov 1, 2017

"Raptor's Revenge" part three! Nightwing and Blockbuster are forced into becoming allies as Raptor's plans grow more sinister--and more brazen! The last thing Dick Grayson was expecting was for Raptor to walk right up to him at his day job at the Marcus Casino...and the villain's first gamble? The lives of everyone in Blüdhaven!

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Justin Ray rated Doom Patrol #10 Aug 10, 2019
8.5

Doom Patrol #10

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 24, 2018

The world is going haywire, and it's up to the Doom Patrol to save it from going to S#!%. Weird things continue to happen that only the Chief can (attempt to) explain. Plus, tap dancing, and secret origins revealed!

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Justin Ray rated House of X #2 Aug 9, 2019
10

House of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 7, 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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Justin Ray rated Savage Avengers #4 Aug 9, 2019
9.5

Savage Avengers #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Aug 7, 2019

• The one evil wizard to rule them all, Kulan Gath has succeeded in summoning an ancient evil...and he's already hard at work on his next terrible plan.
•  Conan swings his savage symbiotic sword against the forces of darkness...
•  ...and Frank Castle has the worst day of his life. (If you don't cou...

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Justin Ray rated Star Wars #70 Aug 9, 2019
9.5

Star Wars #70

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Aug 7, 2019

ROGUES, ROMANCE AND ROCK MONSTERS!
•  With the fate of the Rebellion at stake, our heroes scramble to set their decoys and traps to protect THE REBEL FLEET. But everyone's plan suddenly becomes more complicated.
•  What can a frontier cardsharp teach Luke about THE FORCE? What are HAN and LEIA doing in the Lanz Carpo honeymoon suit...

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Justin Ray rated Green Lantern #10 Aug 8, 2019
8.0

Green Lantern #10

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Twelve parallel worlds! Twelve Green Lanterns! And one unstoppable menace! Hal Jordan joins the Green Lanterns of the Multiverse-including Bat-Lantern, Tangent Green Lantern and more-to save a dying Multiverse, defeat the relentless Anti-Man and embark upon their "Quest for the Cosmic Grail"! It's another Morrison/Sharp science fantasy epic!

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9.5

Year of the Villain: Sinestro #1

By: Mark Russell, Brandon Peterson
Released: Aug 7, 2019

As the universe tilts towards doom, great forces awake in an effort to stop Lex Luthor's mad plans. Dispatching Sinestro, Luthor sends the former Green Lantern to bring these old gods under control or destroy them before they reach Earth. Now, wielding the power of the ultraviolet spectrum, Sinestro finds his new foes even more dangerous and perple...

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8.5

Superman: Up In the Sky #2

By: Tom King, Andy Kubert
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! En route to Rann, Superman must face an intergalactic pugilist in an epic boxing match, then save an alien family from certain doom-if they can help him first! These stories were originally published in SUPERMAN GIANT #5 and 6.

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Justin Ray rated Lois Lane #2 Aug 8, 2019
8.5

Lois Lane #2

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Famed writer and reporter Lois Lane never worries about speaking truth to power-so what's she hiding from the most powerful man on the planet (and her husband), Superman? Investigating a widening international conspiracy, Lois puts herself in the crosshairs with backup from an unlikely new ally from the streets of Gotham City.

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Justin Ray rated Daredevil #9 Aug 7, 2019
9.5

Daredevil #9

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Aug 7, 2019

• There's a new DAREDEVIL in town, and Matt Murdock has no idea who it is!
•  Neither does Cole North, the tough-as-nails detective who's been hot on the Guardian Devil's trail for weeks.
•  Can Matt Murdock truly live a life without Daredevil? Can Cole?
Rated T+

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Justin Ray rated Batman #76 Aug 7, 2019
9.0

Batman #76

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 7, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't w...

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