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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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Aussie Dad reviewed Moon Knight Annual #1 Sep 28, 2019
2.5

I get really annoyed when Marvel pulls out an "Annual" out of thin air when the title has discontinued. I get even more annoyed when it is a waste of time reading it. Sucks to be a "completionist."

Moon Knight Annual #1

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Released: Sep 18, 2019

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Aussie Dad reviewed The Terrifics #19 Sep 13, 2019
2.0

Bizzaro stories are always hard to write. The risk is producing pure nonsense with very little humour. This issue shows the risk was not worth it

The Terrifics #19

By: Gene Luen Yang, Max Raynor
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Somewhere in a twisted, distant corner of the Multiverse, up is down, back is front, a smile is a frown-and Bizarro is king! But light is the head that wears the crown, and Lex Luthor's offer of time manipulation has given our villain a new purpose: to turn back the clock on creation. To win, Bizarromust enlist the help of the only team that could ...

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4.0

Why reprint this

Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #1

By: Amanda Conner, Chad Hardin
Released: Jul 17, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! When Steve Trevor is called in for a test flight of an experimental new aircraft, he winds up lost in the Bermuda Triangle-and it's up to Wonder Woman and Etta Candy to follow his trail to a mysterious, savage island! These stories written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Chad Hardin wer...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Giant-Size X-Statix #1 Jul 20, 2019
9.5

Welcome back X-Statix. Milligan and the Allreds are fabulous together.Relaunching the title via Giant Size #1 is a clever homage to the X-Men.

Giant-Size X-Statix #1

By: Peter Milligan, Michael Allred
Released: Jul 10, 2019

They're back and more alive than ever for this special one-shot! But what new threat is so grave that only the most famous mutant celebrities can fight it? And who is the new U-Go-Girl? Only the original X-Statix creative team Peter Milligan, Michael Allred and Laura Allred know for sure!
Parental Advisory

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Aussie Dad reviewed Major X #6 Jul 12, 2019
2.0

Nothing new and nothing great.

Major X #6

By: Rob Liefeld
Released: Jun 26, 2019

The conclusion of a tale almost 30 years in the making - the fate of the X-Istance! The rise of the X-Ential! And the full identity of Major X himself!
Rated T+

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4.0

Hope someone out there thinks that this mini series had a purpose

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Andy MacDonald
Released: Jun 19, 2019

We've finally reached Infinity's end...and hopefully Logan can claw his way back from the edge before he falls off.
Parental Advisory

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Aussie Dad rated Major X #3 May 17, 2019
2.0

Major X #3

By: Rob Liefeld, Whilce Portacio
Released: May 1, 2019

With the X-Istence threatened, Major X has no choice but to leap through time to save it. With a little help from Cable and Wolverine, can even the Major overcome the terrible threat of an infamous killer with the initials DP?
Rated T+

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Aussie Dad reviewed Heroes In Crisis #6 Mar 2, 2019
10

Sadly it seems readers fall into two categories. There are some who want to do no work, seek threadbare stories with gratuitous violence and repeat the experience over and over. That's probably why they see comics as purely a visual medium, that is about the art, the colour, the implied movement. It's like a steady diet of purely action blockbusters. The other group of readers want great stories p more

Heroes In Crisis #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Get a deeper look into the inner workings of Sanctuary. When heroes visited the facility, they relived their trauma through virtual reality, contending with the events that brought them there in the hope of reaching a meaningful resolution. That is, until the trauma took over and escalated these personal events into a full-blown crisis! Find out wh...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Batman #63 Feb 20, 2019
9.5

There are multitudes of layers, both in this issue and in Tom King's run in general that makes Batman an outstanding title.

Batman #63

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jan 23, 2019

There are strange goings-on in the dark alleys of Gotham City, mysteries that will require a different skill set than the Caped Crusader's if he's going to stop the whole city from succumbing to the darkness. John Constantine, the Hellblazer, is a person with just those skills-but after the events of "The Witching Hour," is Constantine in any condi...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Green Lantern #2 Dec 8, 2018
9.0

Issue 1 left me somewhat underwhelmed but Morrison is not a one issue writer so patience is needed. Luckily issue 2 was only a short wait. The good writers turn themselves into students of the title. Morrison brings back historical characters like Evil Star and the Dhorians. Each issue he introduces weirder and weirder Green Lanterns, like the living volcano. Then he takes the classic "Good cop ba more

Green Lantern #2

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Someone is transporting a mysterious cargo out of the Great Void, and it spells trouble for the universe at large! Hal Jordan interrogates a member of the Spider Guild for answers and uses his pheremones as an interrogation tool, but can he extract the info in time?! Meanwhile, Volgar Ro makes a play for Earth while its emerald protector is off-wor...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Immortal Hulk #8 Nov 10, 2018
9.0

Never thought Hulk would end up as one of the best horror comics for years

Immortal Hulk #8

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 7, 2018

• Bruce Banner is dead. His corpse has been dissected, his organs catalogued, and his inner workings are being studied by the scientists of Shadow Base.
•  Bruce Banner is no longer a threat.
•  That just leaves the IMMORTAL HULK...
Rated T+

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Aussie Dad reviewed Batman #58 Nov 9, 2018
9.5

Tom King has incorporated a Shakespearean poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle" to mirror the tragedy that has occurred to the Penguin. He has also created a mystery as to who was Penny Cobblepot and that is only a fraction of what transpires in this well written and drawn issue

Batman #58

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 7, 2018

The Dark Knight waddles into a turf war with the Penguin! Still reeling from the attacks on his Bat-Family and reputation, the Caped Crusader looks to track down the mysterious operator lurking behind the scenes in Gotham City. As the hunt rages on, Batman runs "a fowl" of Oswald Cobblepot. But the Penguin is on Batman's side for once, and the crim...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Nov 3, 2018
9.0

So far this series is laying some pretty impressive groundwork. It is highly character driven. What surprised me the most is that while we are all comfortable with Batman bettering "super powered" adversaries by his wits alone, we find the thought of Harley Quinn doing the same incongruous. Credit Tom King with some impressive writing which both intrigues, drops clues and keeps us off balance. H more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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Aussie Dad rated Spider-Geddon #2 Nov 2, 2018
5.0

Spider-Geddon #2

By: Christos Gage, Jorge Molina
Released: Oct 24, 2018

The Inheritors have made landfall and have drawn first blood. Now the Spiders have to gather their army and start their missions. But can it possibly be enough for an incredibly powerful family that eat Spider-People?
Rated T+

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Aussie Dad reviewed Moon Knight #200 Nov 2, 2018
3.0

What were they on when they wrote this????
Not sure who's crazier the character or his creative team?












Moon Knight #200

By: Max Bemis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Oct 24, 2018

DARKEST NIGHT!
•  MARC SPECTOR comes face-to-face with his demons!
•  Old enemies return!
•  It's a celebration of 200 issues of the multifaceted MOON KNIGHT with an oversized anniversary issue you'd be crazy to miss!
Rated T+

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Aussie Dad reviewed Nightwing #48 Sep 27, 2018
5.0

Wacky Racers meet Nightwing.. guess the Looney Tunes cross overs aren't done yet!

Nightwing #48

By: Ben Percy, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Guest-starring the Silencer! Dick Grayson is forced to participate in the world's greatest motorcycle  race, a three-day affair hosted on a remote island and populated by the greatest riders on the planet. Nightwing reluctantly complies, but only to save the life of an old friend. That brings him into competition with the Silencer, who's ...

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Aussie Dad reviewed Mister Miracle #11 Sep 26, 2018
10

Even Scott Free couldn't escape the awesomeness of this comic

Mister Miracle #11

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 19, 2018

If there's one thing popular fiction has taught us by now, it's: never make a deal with the devil! And yet Mister Miracle is still listening when Darkseid approaches him with just such a devilish proposition-if Scott sends his newborn son to Apokolips, there will be peace on New Genesis. Since when has Darkseid been famous for his honesty?! It'll b...

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