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nickogle reviewed X-Men: Gold Annual #2 Aug 2, 2018
6.5

Well it certainly is a step above the quality of the other X-Men comics. All in all, this is a fun prequel to the modern X-Men comics that honestly isn' much else. It's one sided and has really just the layer you see at surface level to it. I liked the characterization of Kitty in this issue, which is good, because I quite frankly don't like her characterization in the main series. This issue ends more

X-Men: Gold Annual #2

By: Seanan McGurie, Marco Failla
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Your favorite X-Man KITTY PRYDE just made the biggest decision of her tumultuous romantic life, but what set her on that course? Before Peter, Peter, or...Peter, there was Kitty's FIRST kiss! Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire (InCryptid, October Daye, Wayward Children series) and artist Marco Failla (MS. MARVEL, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE,...

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nickogle reviewed X-Men: Gold #33 Aug 2, 2018
5.5

In my opinion, the writing in this issue is not deserving of the art. I quite liked the art, but the writing is just painful. It contains zero emotion which just might be a good thing to have in an issue where Storms freaking second mother dies. I think her characterization is good, which is a good thing considering there are probably only two other characters in this series have the honor of even more

X-Men: Gold #33

By: Marc Guggenheim, Michele Bandini
Released: Aug 1, 2018

• Storm returns to the Kenyan village that once worshipped her as a goddess!
•  But now, with her Stormcaster hammer, it's true...isn't it?
•  The truth about Storm's Asgardian hammer is revealed here!
Rated T+

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nickogle reviewed Astonishing X-Men #14 Aug 2, 2018
7.0

I honestly think this current story arc is fairly underrated. I think the humor and the heart are the best parts of it, as it does have a bland plot and pretty boring villains. However, I think seeing the drunken and disheveled post-wedding Colossus was really fun and original. The whole Banshee thing, however, doesn't work for me. It just ended up feeling too out of place and it is odd, none of t more

Astonishing X-Men #14

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Greg Land
Released: Aug 1, 2018

• Welcome back to the X-Men stage, the incomparable...the amazing...the uncanny...DAZZLER!
•  The Reavers are hunting random mutants, so Havok and Beast must save a former X-Man.
•  But these Reavers aren't completely as they seem!
Rated T+

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nickogle reviewed Nightwing #47 Aug 2, 2018
4.5

I think that the reason this issue got the rating it got from me is mostly due to the fact that every issue of Nightwing that has recently come out makes me closer and closer to canceling my subscription. This certainly wasn't the worst issue of the series but I can't help but scream out loud due to the fact that I was so relieved the story arc was ended until I realized that although it says "Fin more

Nightwing #47

By: Ben Percy, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Dick Grayson may want to consider a new career in cyber-security, because the major tech upgrades coming to Blüdhaven mean deadly danger for everyone in the city. Nightwing battles the mysterious tech mogul Willem Cloke, who it turns out is just a front man for the real threat-the organization known only as the Dark Web! Time to change those p...

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nickogle reviewed The Seeds #1 Aug 2, 2018
6.0

I honestly don't get this issue. It definitely confused me more than it should have, as it sets up this dystopian world, but it doesn't really explain the dystopian world enough. I liked the characterization for the most part, but the dialogue felt off, for some reason. It just didn't feel like natural dialogue and/or phrases humans might say. Who knows, maybe that kinda stuff has changed in the f more

The Seeds #1

By: Ann Nocenti, David Aja
Released: Aug 1, 2018

The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't?
The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity's essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in...

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nickogle reviewed Captain America #2 Aug 2, 2018
7.5

All in all, I think that this issue ends up having it's strengths in the characterization of Steve Rogers. A lot of the dialogue itself is almost screaming, "I'm a Captain America comic, watch me be political!" rather than smoothly injecting politics into the story like the Russo Brothers did in Civil War. Other than that I really liked the art and it really made the action scenes feel epic. Steve more

Captain America #2

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Aug 1, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
•  Distrusted by a nation that seems to have lost faith in him, Steve Rogers is a man out of time and out of options!
•   Where can a now-unsanctioned Captain America turn for aid and assistance in order to stem the rise of the cabal
of influence brokers known as the Power Eli...

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nickogle reviewed Green Arrow #43 Aug 2, 2018
7.5

This was probably the best recent issue of Green Arrow, I will say. It still ends up being pretty forgettable, but the inclusion of material from No Justice, plus bringing Black Canary back to the series, helped the series regain some lost footing from the last two issues. The Sanctuary reference was a bit too much of a wink to me. I wish we could have more subtle foreshadowing for Heroes in Crisi more

Green Arrow #43

By: Julie Benson, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Seattle's in for a serious shake-up when Green Arrow crosses quivers with a new vigilante "hero" dubbed the Citizen, who's hell-bent on exposing the corrupt and criminal one-percenters operating in the Emerald City. Green Arrow initially applauds these efforts, until the Citizen turns judge, jury and executioner-can you guess what bloviating billio...

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nickogle reviewed Mister Miracle #10 Aug 2, 2018
8.0

This is another good issue in the series. I think Tom King's writing is excellent, not to mention well-complimented by Mitch Gerad's art. This is a powerful and emotional issue. It presents tragedy and comedy together almost better than Shakespeare. If I have to be a stickler I will say the resolution to the conflict between Barda and Scott was resolved way too abruptly and quickly, but it still p more

Mister Miracle #10

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Darkseid has put an offer on the table- something that can end the war between New Genesis and Apokolips once and for all. The stakes are high, but peace is important. Mister Miracle finds himself caught having to make a decision that won't just change the new life he's been building, but potentially the entirety of the universe.

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nickogle reviewed Justice League #5 Aug 2, 2018
9.0

So, uh in my review of the last issue of this series, I said that I think we have found the perfect creative team for a Justice League ongoing series in Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez. I'm going to take that back now that I've read this issue, as I believe James Tynion IV and Doug Mahnke are far superior. Easily the best of those two is Doug Mahnke, whose art is, in a word, incredible. I've always more

Justice League #5

By: James Tynion IV, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Lex Luthor's back in the present just trying to live his best life after seeing what the future could have held for him. Luthor's new mantra? "Embrace Your Doom!" So now he's rounding up a new Legion of Doom to go on a cosmic wilding and establish himself as the biggest baddie in the DCU. In full recruiting mode, Luthor approaches both Sinestro and...

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nickogle reviewed Batman #52 Aug 2, 2018
8.0

This was overall a good issue. I think I would essentially call it the "12 Angry Men" of Batman comics. And honestly, hearing that out loud, it shouldn't work, but honestly, it does. Easily the best part of the issue is the characterization for Bruce Wayne. Plus the whole "Batman vs. Bruce Wayne," scenario actually goes a lot deeper than one might expect. Like many issues of this run of Batman, To more

Batman #52

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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MKW69 reviewed Action Comics #1001 Jul 25, 2018
7.0

It's Better than Superman 1, but Bendis still doesn't gets Superman that well, his Supes is like from JL movie. At least he knows his strenghts here, and uses it with his Dialogue.

Action Comics #1001

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis' new chapter for the Man of Steel and the world of tomorrow begins here! The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel miniseries still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age! The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster! A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of Superman's home...

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myconius - Jul 25, 2018

i'm with you on Bendis missing the mark with Superman. i enjoy the inner monologues he gives Clark, but some of his actions just don't fit the character. in MoS and Superman #1 i wasn't thrilled seeing a mopey Superman who let his son and wife wonder the galaxy with a father that he doesn't even really know. i haven't read this issue yet. not really sure if i want to or not.

MKW69 - Jul 26, 2018

Supes just feels like so asshole, like a scene with firefighters, they say that he's a suspect, and he squints he's eyes and looks like he just wants to beat them all up.

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Linkush reviewed Doomsday Clock #6 Jul 25, 2018
9.0

WOW! what a villain origin.

Doomsday Clock #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jul 25, 2018

The critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6.  

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mrDovydas reviewed Doomsday Clock #6 Jul 25, 2018
9.0

Here's the thing: the issue itself was great and this was definitely one of the greatest origin story I've probably ever read. It was done so well that you start wishing for a series starring these two characters. But when a book comes out once in a blue moon, I definitely understand people being angry about this, as the story did not move much. Probably a tie-in issue in between the main issues w more

Doomsday Clock #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jul 25, 2018

The critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6.  

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Ken b reviewed Justice League Dark #1 Jul 25, 2018
9.5

Really excited to see where this goes.

Justice League Dark #1

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Jul 25, 2018

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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Samuel Almeida reviewed Justice League Dark #1 Jul 25, 2018
10

Really solid start. It seems Tynion knows what he is doing with this new series and i want to see more of that.

Justice League Dark #1

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Jul 25, 2018

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Justice League Dark #1 Jul 25, 2018
7.5

A good but very talky start. But given that Tynion is in the same mode as his run on Detective, odds are this will get flowing soon enough. And I love this cast.

Justice League Dark #1

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Jul 25, 2018

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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Nihilist reviewed Justice League Dark #1 Jul 25, 2018
8.0

Very promising beginning for the new series, teasing the big mystery and setting relationships between the main characters. I'm excited for the plot - lovecraftian monsters jumping out of Zatanna's hat, or deformed zombies are definitely my kind of thing, and I can't wait to see where Justice League Dark will take us, the readers.
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Justice League Dark #1

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Jul 25, 2018

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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Samuel Almeida reviewed Doomsday Clock #6 Jul 25, 2018
10

This issue is basically an origin story for Marionette and the Mime that is well told. But it also contains an assemble of characters that OH MY GOD was it awasome!
I cant wait to read Doomsday Clock #7 84 years from now! :)

Doomsday Clock #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jul 25, 2018

The critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6.  

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Nihilist reviewed Doomsday Clock #6 Jul 25, 2018
9.5

I've said, while reviewing one, or maybe more of the previous issues, that Marionette and Mime deserve a spin-off comic, and I guess for now, that's the closest thing we'll get. And it's absolutely amazing, from the very first to the very last page. I absolutely love Erika's development throughout this comic, and can understand her, and her motivations better.

Aside from her arc, we can more

Doomsday Clock #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jul 25, 2018

The critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6.  

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Comix4fever - Jul 30, 2018

What was the easter egg?

Nihilist - Jul 31, 2018

"Let's put a smile on that face" line said in the tunnels :)

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MKW69 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 Jul 25, 2018
9.0

See Tom King, this is how you do it.

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 25, 2018

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

nickogle reviewed Mr. and Mrs. X #1 Jul 25, 2018
7.0

Overall, I thought this issue was a decent follow up to both the X-Men wedding issue and Rogue and Gambit. I think the art by Oscar Bazaldue wasn't my favorite, it looked a bit lifeless in both facial expressions and poses to me. The romance between Rogue and Gambit however is certainly not written lifelessly as writer Kelly Thompson sure knows how to make the sparks fly in a comic book. However a more

Mr. and Mrs. X #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Jul 25, 2018

LOVE & MARRIAGE PART 1! Straight from the pages of X-MEN GOLD...to the surprise of everyone, the Marvel Universe's hottest couple has finally tied the knot! In their extraordinary lives, they've faced nearly every challenge imaginable, but how will they fare against former flames making trouble? An entire galaxy in jeopardy? You want it? We ...

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nickogle reviewed Aquaman #38 Jul 25, 2018
7.5

This was a pretty good issue of Aquaman. I think Ricardo Fredrici's art is quite good, although it is occasionally stiff-looking as far as poses go. Abnett's script is pretty good. I definitely liked the defeat of Corum Rath and how it does not end with a giant knockout bang but an almost sad irony that ties back to the story's beginnings. The last three pages however are not that great however. I more

Aquaman #38

By: Dan Abnett, Ricardo Federici
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Behold King Rath, wielder of the Abyssal Dark magic and destined to conquer all of Atlantis! What power exists to turn the tide? Aquaman's trident? Scuttled! The armies of Atlantis? Circling the drain. It's all on Aquaman... or is it? What allies will rally to the Sea King's side in the epic conclusion to the King Rath saga? The final battle is joi...

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nickogle reviewed Mera: Queen of Atlantis #6 Jul 25, 2018
5.0

A very average issue. This issue decides to resolve its deeply emotional conflicts with a big battle, which I do have to admit was a cool battle, is kind of disappointing. It is also disappointing that Orm's story which used to be a pretty good story ends in such a dumb way. They hardly even address the relationship with his family that have built up over the previous issues, giving it only a mere more

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #6

By: Dan Abnett, Lan Medina
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Ocean Master means murder! Aquaman's half-brother Orm continues his underwater power play with his sights set on Xebel, the watery kingdom nestled deep within the Bermuda Triangle. Will Mera's home become Ocean Master's domain? It's mano-a-Mera when the Mighty Mermaid duels Orm in the finest royal tradition, with her ward Tula forced to marry the e...

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nickogle reviewed The Terrifics #6 Jul 25, 2018
8.0

This was overall a good issue. I really liked the way the story began with the Terrifics separated into four panels until eventually they all joined forces in some cool splash pages. Lemire's writing for these characters is excellent and they all have really great characterization. I wasn't a huge fan of Joe Bennett's art however. It wasn't the worst, it just didn't really capture the tone of the more

The Terrifics #6

By: Jeff Lemire, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 25, 2018

No one escapes Element World! The Terrifics find themselves out of their, uh, element in a battle to save a town turned into elemental monsters. With Metamorpho and Mr. Terrific out of commission, Phantom Girl battles the Kingdom of Gas (insert joke here), while Plastic Man tries to survive the Domain of Rock by turning it up to 11. All this, and t...

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nickogle reviewed Venom #4 Jul 25, 2018
8.5

Yet another really great issue of Venom. This one has a great backstory for the villain, with a surprise tie in to Thor. Ryan Stegman's art is really good, and well complimented by the colors of Frank Martin. The script for the series main villain is even more proof Donny Cates is one of the best writers currently working at Marvel Comics. I don't have too much else to say, other than I really enj more

Venom #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jul 25, 2018

• An ancient Klyntar has awakened on Earth, and with it, something has stirred in Eddie Brock's symbiote.
•  And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote has no such qualms...
Rated T+

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nickogle reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 Jul 25, 2018
8.5

Man, I am really enjoying this new Spider-Man series. Nick Spencer's characterization of Spider-Man is really quite good and his humor fits the series very well. It also has really good secondary story lines in the relationship of Peter and MJ and the issues involved with the validity of Peter Parker's academics. Also the Spider-Man rogues are written really well in this series, I can't wait to se more

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 25, 2018

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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nickogle reviewed Action Comics #1001 Jul 25, 2018
6.5

This is… an OK issue. Patrick Gleason's art is certainly not the worst, but something about just doesn't feel right to me. Easily the best page of his is the lineup of bald villains. I hope to see more of them in the issues to come. The arson-themed story however, just doesn't interest me. It was the most out-of-place story in Bendis' Man of Steel miniseries, and now that its getting its own sto more

Action Comics #1001

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis' new chapter for the Man of Steel and the world of tomorrow begins here! The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel miniseries still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age! The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster! A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of Superman's home...

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nickogle reviewed Doomsday Clock #6 Jul 25, 2018
9.0

Dang. This issue proves Doomsday Clock is easily one of the best series on the stands. Not only is Gary Frank's art fricking incredible, but Geoff Johns' script is really, really good. This issue is definitely the grittiest to date and honestly its refreshing. A Watchmen sequel is going to need to be gritty and this issue does it. Not only that but this is one of the most tragic and emotional issu more

Doomsday Clock #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jul 25, 2018

The critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6.  

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nickogle reviewed Justice League Dark #1 Jul 25, 2018
8.5

I really liked this issue. I think not only is it super satisfying to see all of DC's mystical characters and elements in one book, it is also one of the best scripted and illustrated issues of the week. Easily the best part is Alvaro Martinez Bueno's art which 100% eye candy on every page. This book is illustrated so well, I cannot even begin to express how much I loved the art. Although the firs more

Justice League Dark #1

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Jul 25, 2018

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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mrDovydas reviewed Immortal Hulk #3 Jul 20, 2018
9.0

Another great issue. This book is literally going all-in on unconventional storytelling and it does wonders.

Immortal Hulk #3

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 18, 2018

What happened in the church on Mercer Avenue? What made the Lembert boy do what he did? Who is the One Below All? Reporter Jackie McGee has four eyewitnesses, with four different viewpoints, telling four different stories. But they all saw Bruce Banner...and the Immortal Hulk.
Rated T+

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