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Aussie Dad reviewed Shang-Chi #1 Oct 25, 2020
8.5

Especially loved the Philip Tan flashback sequence.

Shang-Chi #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan
Released: Sep 30, 2020

THE MASTER RETURNS! An ancient and evil secret society has stayed in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zhu. But now his successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world...Zheng Zhu's son, Shang-Chi! Witness the Marvel Universe's greatest fighter return to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind lon...

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4.0

Silly me I thought it was a Spider-Man story. This was more about Chaykin than Spider-man

Marvels Snapshot: Spider-Man #1

By: Howard Chaykin
Released: Oct 7, 2020

Let's say you're a lowlife criminal in Manhattan, just trying to get by in a world that's recently gotten full of spider-men, daredevils, power men and more, and you just want to make a decent illegal living. Plenty of henchman work available, if you don't mind ending up in traction. And oh yeah, there's a brewing super villain gang war building. W...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Black Widow #2 Oct 24, 2020
9.0

The creative team have melded beautifully for a tile like the Black Widow. Great art and a great sense of mystery in the writing.

Black Widow #2

By: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande
Released: Oct 7, 2020

WIDOW NO MORE?
Something is very wrong with Natasha Romanoff: she's...happy?! Retirement definitely agrees with the world's deadliest woman as she revels in the perfect life she never even dreamed she could have. But scratch the surface of that perfect life and you'll find something very wrong...and a woman like Nat just can't help but scratch...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Avengers #36 Oct 24, 2020
3.0

This title has been unreadable for too long

Avengers #36

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Sep 30, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU PRESENTS THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY!
Moon Knight versus the Black Panther-for the fate of reality.
Rated T+

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Aussie Dad reviewed Avengers #35 Sep 6, 2020
4.0

Mediocre at best. Does not appear that the art and story are truly in synch.

Avengers #35

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Aug 19, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU! An empowered, godlike Moon Knight has just saved the world from fiery ruin. Now an army of mummies and moon priests begins to reshape the world in the image of ancient Egypt. But where does that leave the Avengers? Broken, imprisoned - or on the run in the moonlit streets of New Thebes City.

Rated T+

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9.5

When Morrison is on song there is no one better. This was a fascinating issue with so much going on. Other than Batman no other title comes close.

Green Lantern: Season Two #6

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Aug 12, 2020

The Anti-Matter Lantern Corps has invaded our universe! And as we saw in The Green Lantern Season One, just one Anti-Matter Lantern tore through several Green Lanterns-so imagine what a horde of them will do! It’s an all-out “Assault on Sector General”-but how will the Corps survive?

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Aussie Dad reviewed Justice League Dark #24 Jul 31, 2020
9.0

Easily the best issue in the run. Loved the art which I felt complemented the story beautifully.

Justice League Dark #24

By: Ram V, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jul 22, 2020

At last, Justice League Dark’s mission reaches the moment fans have been waiting for: their descent into the Other Place, as a reborn Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, and Zatanna sharpen their swords and spells to battle the Upside Down Man. But Zatanna has more than just cards up her sleeve. The team discovers her burning secret, while Detective Chimp...

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5.0

My lowish score was not because the concept was not great. I, in fact, found the contents interesting and the art superb. My problem lies with the DC's Black Label notion that readers should shell out a premium for the material. In many cases it is justified e.g. Batman: Dammed but for a supplement issue like this one I just don't think it's value for money.

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity: Secret Files #1

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Released: Jul 22, 2020

Harley Quinn is hunting two serial killers: The Joker, a brutal psychopath who murdered her roommate and disappeared years ago, and the unidentified killer currently terrorizing Gotham City. In this one-shot, see pieces of the puzzle on Harley's investigation board and steal a glimpse into John Kelly's high school notebook - a book he still carries...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Superman #23 Jul 11, 2020
4.0

Cannot believe the disparity between the critics reviews and those of the average comic buyer. I certainly don't believe this comic reaches the stellar heights that some critics assigned to it but it is not the worst offering DC has released during Covid.

Superman #23

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Jul 8, 2020

With Superman’s secret identity suddenly revealed to the world, many in his life are worried that he has been tricked or duped into destroying his own privacy! All the more worrisome is Superman has been very susceptible to mysticism. Could all this madness be magic related? It’s time to call the doctor…Dr. Fate!

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Comics Code Authorities - Aug 14, 2020

Bendis is a big name in comics. The critics praise anything writers like him or Geoff Johns do, no matter how good or crappy.

Aussie Dad reviewed Justice League #48 Jul 11, 2020
3.0

Don't know if this is some kind of filler that was lying in a dusty corner of the office that was never supposed to see the light of day or is this what we are stuck with for the foreseeable future?

Justice League #48

By: Simon Spurrier, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Jul 8, 2020

As writer Simon Spurrier jumps on board for the start of the three-part tale “The Rule of War,” it’s close encounters…of a Justice League kind! After answering a distress signal from distant space, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Green Lantern discover an abandoned cargo ship full of young aliens! When the League attempts to ...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Far Sector #6 Jul 4, 2020
9.0

great art

Far Sector #6

By: N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell
Released: Jun 3, 2020

DC's Young Animal
Tensions in the City Enduring are high as the Emotion Exploit-the mandatory genetic tech that strips citizens of their emotions in the name of peace-is up for referendum. But Jo's attentions are divided when Councilor Marth makes a surprising and distinctly emotional overture...

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4.0

Great art. Worthless story.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond...

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Aussie Dad reviewed The Terrifics #27 Jun 6, 2020
5.0

This is a mish mosh of a title that uses some of my favourite B grade DC characters. The problem is that they should not be used together because rarely does the sum of many B graders produce an A grade product. Still perplexed why there are two atoms on the cover... am I missing something or is it sloppy editing.

The Terrifics #27

By: Gene Luen Yang, Sergio Davila
Released: May 27, 2020

Scientists of the world unite! When Simon Stagg sabotages Mr. Terrific's latest world-changing invention, reinforcements are needed. Enter the Terrific Council: Blue Beetle! The Atom! Man-Bat! Shay Veritas! Dhalua Strong! (Just hum a theme song in your head, it'll be more exciting that way.) Looks like Michael Holt has been building a real path to ...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Wonder Woman #756 Jun 6, 2020
4.0

Admittedly it started badly but it began to capture my attention. The problem is that compared to some of the great runs on this title in the past decade the writing at the moment is pedestrian at best.

Wonder Woman #756

By: Steve Orlando, Jesus Merino
Released: Jun 3, 2020

With Wonder Woman down, the Four Horsewomen are victorious-and now they set their sights on the rest of the Amazons! Can anyone stop Warmaster from delivering ultimate vengeance upon Wonder Woman's family?

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Aussie Dad reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #43 May 28, 2020
5.0

First comic I have read since lockdown and what a disappointment. Surprisingly it feels rushed. Typical Spencer where somehow he seems to think that Boomerang is an essential Spiderman supporting character.

Amazing Spider-Man #43

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: May 27, 2020

DO NOT MISS THIS ISSUE!
•  Peter Parker's life will change... possibly forever.
Rated T

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9.0

This is the type of story that makes Marvel stand out from all the other comic book publishers. It is nostalgic, poignant and fun. I grew up on Johnny and Dorrie and it was simpler times where your love interest was not super powered, alien, magical, a reporter or a member of a spy agency or law enforcement. Thanks for taking back to my childhood.

Marvels Snapshot: Fantastic Four #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Benjamin Dewey
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Our tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people!  This time, writers Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) tell the...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Wonder Woman #754 Apr 10, 2020
1.5

Simply atrocious

Wonder Woman #754

By: Steve Orlando, V Kenneth Marion
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Just when she thought her troubles were over, Wonder Woman is thrust into a new adventure that takes her out of this world! Princess Maxima, the former ruler of the planet Almerac, has crash-landed on our hero's doorstep and is desperate for her help. Maxima's people are victims of a vicious lie, and only the truth she's discovered will set them fr...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Decorum #1 Mar 21, 2020
9.0

Hickman always starts well. A myriad of ideas woven into complex intersecting circles. Unfortunately in some cases the story does not end as well as it starts. Hopefully this one lives up to it's opening issue promise. Kudos to Mike Huddleston on the art.

Decorum #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Huddleston
Released: Mar 11, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one. "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use."

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Aussie Dad reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 23, 2019
2.0

This is everything that is wrong in modern day comics. Writers feel they need a mini-series to tell a story that the greats of the comics world managed to convey in an issue or in extreme cases a 2 part issue. This series was full of needless confused dialogue along with a convoluted plot where things happened between panels. Needless characters were placed to just convey that this was an epic s more

Event Leviathan #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Nov 13, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what's their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of ...

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4.0

Years ago they were imaginary tales, then else world tales but the premise was for writers to put new and interesting spins on major landmarks stories. Unfortunately this does little to enhance the original. For the $5.99 cost of this issue I expected a lot better.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

By: Tim Seeley, Kyle Hotz
Released: Nov 13, 2019

What could be blacker than the Blackest Night? From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes a Dark Multiverse retelling of the Green Lantern event that changed the DC Universe forever...only this time, the Black Lanterns win! Now, 23 days after the apocalypse, witness the rise of Sinestro as the Limbo Lantern! Trapped between life and death as a Whit...

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Aussie Dad reviewed New Mutants #1 Nov 9, 2019
8.5

It's good but it is not there yet. The plot is pretty flimsy and the characterisation a little puerile. But it was fun. I suggest that either Hickman or Brisson need to get their combined act together, but at the same time the Reis art was very good

New Mutants #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+  

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5.0

Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #5

By: Becky Cloonan
Released: Nov 6, 2019

Clark is a comic book fan just like you, and his favorite title is Doom Patrol! But Clark's fandom is put to the test when he literally falls into the reality of the world's weirdest superheroes, where he must team up with long-lost Doom Patrol heroine Dorothy Spinner in her first appearance in more than a decade!

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4.5

I am sure Morrison can explain this storyline with multiple references to Green Lantern tales from decades past. However, if every time he writes a story, his readers have to decipher meaning from a confused set of graphic panels, with new characters introduced in a manic frenzy, then maybe the enjoyment fades. Having followed Morrison over the years, I have found that there are times when I thi more

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Nov 6, 2019

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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Aussie Dad rated Amazing Mary Jane #1 Oct 27, 2019
4.0

Amazing Mary Jane #1

By: Leah Williams, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Oct 23, 2019

One lucky lady just hit the jackpot with her own series - THE AMAZING MARY JANE #1 by writer Leah Williams and artist Carlos Gomez will bow this October, putting the spotlight on the love of Peter Parker's life! But if Spider-history has taught us anything, such a position is rarely a good one and usually spells trouble! In a story spinning from th...

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10

Most fun I have had reading a comic in years. Captures the sillyness

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #4

By: Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Whassup, nerds? It's yer favorite irresponsible blogger, Timmy Olsen! In this month's episode of "Timmy's Bros," someone requested we get Batman to crack who moidered that Daily Planet photo-hack, Jimmy Olsen. Like how many wheels does a guy have to steal off the Batmobile to get a Bat-dude's attention around here?

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9.0

If you are going to do a comic a thousand years in the future you may need to give a brief DC history lesson. That is what Bendis has done. He inserted the Rose / Thorn into every significant future story line until she reached the 31st Century.. no more no less. I thought it was extremely clever

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Oct 2, 2019

Get on board for a journey through the future like no other! A gallery of all-star artists join our mysterious guide as they continue their 1,000-year journey toward the 31st century, inspiring Booster Gold to time-travel, debating fighting tactics with O.M.A.C. and making their way to the front door of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The DC event of t...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #14 Oct 19, 2019
3.0

Let down massively by the art

Justice League: Odyssey #14

By: Dan Abnett, Will Conrad
Released: Oct 9, 2019

An unknown warrior assembles Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and various heroes to form a new JLO as guardians of the Ghost Sector. Vastly outnumbered against Darkseid's savage para-angel strikeforce, they're going to have to fight their way through Darkseid's new multi-planet realm of Apokolips to take control of Sepulkore or die trying. What choice do...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Inferior Five #2 Oct 19, 2019
5.0

So slow. Inferior 5 (the original) was fun, this is not

Inferior Five #2

By: Keith Giffen
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's meant to be the days of Earth's rebirth after the dreaded Invasion, but it doesn't look like the Dominators have left Dangerfield, Arizona, nor are they done making the "Inferior Five" their unwitting cat toys! Plus, the return of the Peacemaker, a broken soldier for a broken time! All this, and Angry Charlie, too!

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10

I have been collecting for nearly 60 years and this is comic creating at it's purest.This issue is not for the fans of a mindless slugfest. A powerful message is entwined around the Superman mythos. Young readers and old farts like me have in their hands a beautifully drawn and sensitively written graphic novel.

Superman Smashes The Klan #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
Released: Oct 16, 2019

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis' Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the c...

Aussie Dad reviewed Thor #16 Sep 28, 2019
9.0

This is how you wrap a series.

Thor #16

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Aug 28, 2019

ALL-NEW WORLD FOR THE GOD OF THUNDER!
Thor has disappeared! That's all we can say without spoiling the epic, Midgard-shattering conclusion of WAR OF THE REALMS -
but trust us, you won't want to miss this issue, which is the kickoff of Jason Aaron's final Thor story!  
Rated T+

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