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AFINO reviewed Immortal Hulk #28 Dec 13, 2019
8.5

When art is used in service of telling a powerful story, as it is in IMMORTAL HULK #28, then the guest-artists deserve a lot of credit for helping this book avoid coming off the tracks...which it was dangerously close to doing.
However, by going back to the succinct, laser-focused storytelling that is the hallmark of the first 13 issues, the security guard 's story is compelling, and Dario Ag more

Immortal Hulk #28

By: Al Ewing, Tom Reilly
Released: Dec 11, 2019

• Are your children normal? Are they respectful of you and other approved authority figures? Do they have a poster of the Punisher on their wall?
•  Or are they angry and discourteous? Do they embrace difficult and/or dangerous concepts, such as protest and the environment? Do they stand with the Hulk?
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CaptnAmerca reviewed Immortal Hulk #27 Nov 22, 2019
6.0

This series may have peaked. The story gets cornier each month.

Immortal Hulk #27

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 20, 2019

• Some monsters are born from gamma... other monsters worship a different kind of green.
•  In his war on the human world, the Immortal Hulk is taking the fight to its lords and masters - the Roxxon Corporation.
•  But when you mess with THE MINOTAUR... you get the horns.
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Simon DelMonte reviewed Immortal Hulk #27 Nov 21, 2019
8.0

Slightly underwhemling, in part because the fight is a bit of a bore, and in part because the minotaur who runs Roxxon talks we too much and seems a bit cartoony.

Immortal Hulk #27

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 20, 2019

• Some monsters are born from gamma... other monsters worship a different kind of green.
•  In his war on the human world, the Immortal Hulk is taking the fight to its lords and masters - the Roxxon Corporation.
•  But when you mess with THE MINOTAUR... you get the horns.
Parental Advisory

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Lott reviewed Immortal Hulk #26 Nov 8, 2019
9.5

This ia how you do politics in a comic book. It's amazing how this book can change tone and genre so easily and keep being good.

Immortal Hulk #26

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 6, 2019

• He's got an underground fortress. He has powerful allies. He's even got henchmen.
•  He's got everything he needs to declare war on human society as we know it. He's the most dangerous man in the world...
•  ...and BRUCE BANNER is just getting started.
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Lott - Nov 20, 2019

Are you talking about me? I don't care about progressive politics in comic books. I am left-wing myself. I do have a problem with badly written politics, though.

AFINO - Nov 21, 2019

Just an observation. Would this be as well-respected if it were in Captain Marvel or Ironheart? Just a thought.

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Adsun22 rated Immortal Hulk #26 Nov 6, 2019
5.5

Immortal Hulk #26

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 6, 2019

• He's got an underground fortress. He has powerful allies. He's even got henchmen.
•  He's got everything he needs to declare war on human society as we know it. He's the most dangerous man in the world...
•  ...and BRUCE BANNER is just getting started.
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AFINO reviewed Immortal Hulk #26 Nov 8, 2019
6.5

While it is easier to go on and on about the writer and the penciler, this is a tip-of-the-hat to the colorist, Paul Mounts, and his contribution throughout this series. Instead of focusing on IH #26's lack of any mention of (or appreciation for) Puck, Sampson, Titania, or Creel having the Hulk's back during the battle in Shadow Base, I would rather focus on Paul Mounts' skills, something I hadn' more

Immortal Hulk #26

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 6, 2019

• He's got an underground fortress. He has powerful allies. He's even got henchmen.
•  He's got everything he needs to declare war on human society as we know it. He's the most dangerous man in the world...
•  ...and BRUCE BANNER is just getting started.
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AFINO reviewed Doctor Mirage #3 Oct 25, 2019
8.0

Although I wanted to like Dr. Mirage #3 a bit more than I did, it is still a very entertaining and interesting comic book that makes me want to know how it all shakes out.

Nick Robles is still solid on the art and the narrative is still trippy, but this issue feels like the monthly schedule is starting to take a toll. That's not so bad since the story holds together enough to move the s more

Doctor Mirage #3

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Nick Robles
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Doctor Mirage's mind-bending mystery to the other side leads her to a frightening new foe!
How death-defying is Doctor Mirage?
Featuring the first appearance of a terrifying new villain! Enter: the Embalmer!

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Immortal Hulk #25 Oct 24, 2019
7.0

That was so weird. I honestly don't know how it ties to the rest of the series, and the last couple of pages felt even more out of left field. But the art was great and I give Ewing credit for trying to stretch his talents into pure SF.

Immortal Hulk #25

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 23, 2019

GROUNDBREAKING DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
•  You've never read a Hulk comic like this before. You've never read a Marvel comic like this before.
•  The heat death of our universe has come and gone. The Hulk is finally dead. Now, billions of years later, the Ninth Cosmos cowers...
•   ...before the B...

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Titanium reviewed Immortal Hulk #25 Oct 24, 2019
7.5

This is a very difficult comic to review.
The writing was amazing and so was the art, but I don't know if I enjoyed reading the comic.

Immortal Hulk #25

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 23, 2019

GROUNDBREAKING DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
•  You've never read a Hulk comic like this before. You've never read a Marvel comic like this before.
•  The heat death of our universe has come and gone. The Hulk is finally dead. Now, billions of years later, the Ninth Cosmos cowers...
•   ...before the B...

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Azrael reviewed DCeased #5 Oct 2, 2019
9.5

Just when it looks like the world couldn’t get any bleaker, Superman’s infection seems like an apocalyptic scenario but I’m sure Damian knows where the kryptonite is or carries it. This series does a good job at ending each issue with something that makes the reader want more. However it would have been good if Alex had more to do in this issue.

DCeased #5

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth's present...and future!

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AFINO - Oct 11, 2019

Technically, once Superman turns, he's dead anyway, right? So what effect will kryptonite have on him if he's dead (but has all his powers)?

Azrael - Oct 11, 2019

That's a good point. Though Kryptonite has a power dampening effect usually beyond making Superman feel weak.

AFINO reviewed Doctor Mirage #2 Sep 30, 2019
9.0

The combination of desperation and impatience resulted in things turning out bad for Dr. Mirage, but it is the "why" and the "how" that makes the story compelling. No gratuitous violence and sex, just a person trying not to be alone, anymore.

Doctor Mirage #2

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Nick Robles
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Death was no obstacle for Doctor Shan Fong Mirage, born with the ability to see and communicate with the dead, but what happens if she's dead?
Shan's newest ally, a teenager named Grace, is sure that they're both dead, but can her perceptions be trusted?
The mysterious absence of Hwen Mirage is explained here!

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AFINO reviewed Alpha Flight: True North #1 Sep 7, 2019
7.5

2 out of the 3 stories show that the creative team understands what it is to be heroic AND human, and 1 story that just doesn't get it.
There are many definitions of a hero, but the one pertinent to ALPHA FLIGHT: TRUE NORTH is this one from Webster's New World Dictionary 1988 - "the central main character in a novel, play, poem, etc. with whom the reader or audience is supposed to sympathize. more

Alpha Flight: True North #1

By: Jim Zub, Max Dunbar
Released: Sep 4, 2019

STRONG AND FREE!
Grab your hat and come travel light... adventure lies just around the bend! Three brand-new tales no one has ever told...until now! Join the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer as we unearth the secret history of the classic Alpha Flight stalwarts: Puck! Snowbird! Talisman! Northstar! Marrina! Guardian! Vindica...

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axdn reviewed Immortal Hulk #21 Jul 17, 2019
10

That's what happens when you try to control chaos.

Immortal Hulk #21

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 17, 2019

As the smoke from last issue clears, General Fortean makes a fateful decision. There can be no more half measure. No weapon is off the table. Force must be met with equal force. This is a war without rules... and SHADOW BASE is going to win.
Rated T+

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AFINO reviewed Immortal Hulk #21 Jul 19, 2019
7.0

Gamma-spawn don't stay dead. It is the main theme of this series. So, what was Fortean's "endgame" going to be? Admittedly, the ABOMINATION's stomach-acid proved to be a formidable weapon, but gamma-spawn don't stay dead...especially THE IMMORTAL HULK.

Finding out how a man who claims to be instilling order ends up becoming a full-blown pawn of chaos is revealing. Fortean's successful more

Immortal Hulk #21

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 17, 2019

As the smoke from last issue clears, General Fortean makes a fateful decision. There can be no more half measure. No weapon is off the table. Force must be met with equal force. This is a war without rules... and SHADOW BASE is going to win.
Rated T+

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Immortal Hulk #20 Jul 5, 2019
7.0

A rare instance of not fully loving this comic. The stuff in Gamma Hell was muddled and borderd on incoherent, and the events on Earth were unusually hard to make much sense of. I also don't feel like Red Harpy Betty is being written with much consistency. I wonder what went wrong here after so many great issues.

Immortal Hulk #20

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 3, 2019

Bruce Banner is being hunted on two fronts by two dead loved ones turned nightmarish, implacable foes. The stage is set for a brutal three-way confrontation between the ABOMINATION... the HARPY ...and the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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Inknight033 rated Immortal Hulk #19 Jun 12, 2019
7.5

Immortal Hulk #19

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 12, 2019

• Something is coming for Bruce Banner. Something that can smell him wherever he hides. Something that will never stop hunting.
•  It wears the face of a friend - but all it feels is hate and hunger, burning in the core of every cell.
•  Ask yourself...what's more terrifying than the IMMORTAL HULK?

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PsychoFreak01 reviewed Immortal Hulk #19 Jun 14, 2019
10

Just when I thought this Series couldn't get any more weirder.

Immortal Hulk #19

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 12, 2019

• Something is coming for Bruce Banner. Something that can smell him wherever he hides. Something that will never stop hunting.
•  It wears the face of a friend - but all it feels is hate and hunger, burning in the core of every cell.
•  Ask yourself...what's more terrifying than the IMMORTAL HULK?

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AFINO reviewed Immortal Hulk #19 Jun 13, 2019
7.0

IMMORTAL HULK # 19 is the first time the short, 2-week interval between issues has affected the book, detrimentally: the art is uneven and the story is unfocused.
The inkers aren't on the same page, which gives this issue an uneven, rushed quality to it. Although the Betty-Harpy sequence is fairly consistent, this should have been a book primarily about The ABOMINATION versus The Immortal Hul more

Immortal Hulk #19

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 12, 2019

• Something is coming for Bruce Banner. Something that can smell him wherever he hides. Something that will never stop hunting.
•  It wears the face of a friend - but all it feels is hate and hunger, burning in the core of every cell.
•  Ask yourself...what's more terrifying than the IMMORTAL HULK?

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AFINO reviewed Immortal Hulk #12 Jan 24, 2019
8.5

The absence of Walter Langkowski, Carl (Bushwhacker) Burbank, and Shadow Base is noticeable this time. Even though the main conflict is still compelling, it was the exceptional character moments in the previous issue that gave it the groundedness it needed. Here, in IH # 12, it's not as effective. Hope Judd, Creel, McGee, (and Walter) get through this. Disturbing, partly in a good way, partly in more

Immortal Hulk #12

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jan 23, 2019

"HULK IN HELL" PART TWO!
•  It whispers through many mouths. It destroys with many hands. Its only weapon is hate.
•  It wears human souls like masks on a stage to work its will on the world - but in the lowest hell, underneath all others, all the masks come off...
•  ...and THE ONE BELOW ALL...

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AFINO added Immortal Hulk to their pull list Jan 5, 2019

Immortal Hulk

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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AFINO reviewed Immortal Hulk #11 Jan 5, 2019
10

The only person shown to dismiss Jackie's anger is The Hulk, in IMMORTAL HULK # 5...with the most stinging rebuke possible from the person responsible for destroying her old neighborhood: "Just...go home, McGee. Go home."

The conversation between Jackie and The Hulk is much more personal than a lot of people realize, not really a civil rights manifesto. Her childhood home was destroye more

Immortal Hulk #11

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jan 2, 2019

"HULK IN HELL" PART ONE!
•  Jackie McGee is in hell. Carl Creel is in hell. Walter Langkowski is in hell. Eugene Judd is in hell. Carl Burbank is in hell.
•  Los Diablos is in hell. Shadow Base is in hell. New Mexico is in hell. Planet Earth is in hell. We are all in hell...
•  ...and so is the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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AFINO reviewed The New World #5 Nov 22, 2018
5.0

I wanted to like The New World, but there isn't enough in it to like. After a promising start, there just isn't enough in this 5-issue limited series to make anyone want to spend a second more in this "New World."

Despite the grand scope of issue # 1 and the aftermath of a second Civil War only glimpsed, none of the important questions are answered in the next 4 issues: (1) What happ more

The New World #5

By: Ales Kot, Tradd Moore
Released: Nov 21, 2018

Save... America?

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AFINO added The Silencer to their pull list Sep 1, 2018

The Silencer

"CODE OF HONOR" part one! She's one of the DC Universe's deadliest assassins...and you've never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan's chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get o...

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AFINO reviewed The New World #2 Aug 30, 2018
7.0

I know that issue 3 is set to be released on September 12th---two weeks from the just-published issue 2, but I hope that if the creative team needs a little more time to fine-tune things so the fullest, most comprehensive vision of THE NEW WORLD is conveyed like it is in issue 1, IMAGE can give them that time. This is a comic book that has the potential to be one of the very best.

The New World #2

By: Ales Kot, Tradd Moore
Released: Aug 29, 2018

On the run, but not the way you might think. Unless... you guessed.

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AFINO added The New World to their pull list Aug 30, 2018

The New World

    SERIES PREMIERE!

The United States of America-after the Second Civil War.
Two lovers meet. One: a straight-edge vegan hacker anarchist boy with a penchant for messing with the State. The other: a chaotic, hedonistic cop with a reality TV show and a license to kill. This really shouldn't happen-and yet, somehow,...

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