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This is a BATMAN title isn't it? I bought this to read a Batman story and maybe a bonus side story. What I got was the reverse. Yeah, the story and art were good, but without counting pages, it seemed that the Grifter story was twice as many pages. After I read the whole book and let it sink in, I felt cheated, especially at 5.99. This felt more like a preview than a real issue.

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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losdutchmen reviewed Plunge #2 Mar 30, 2020

Better than #1, this issue drops a little more horror from different directions. So far following the cosmic horror template to a T. Hopefully they plan on throwing some twists in. Immonen's art seems almost too clean in a few panels, but gets gritty when needed. Solid enough to stay on for #3.

Plunge #2

By: Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen
Released: Mar 18, 2020

Hill House Comics
After discovering a corpse upon the Sinnikik Atoll, Moriah Lamb leads a team to hunt for other castaways, while Gage Carpenter begins the exploration of the ghost ship Derleth. But there's something down there in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea, something that doesn't want to be found. And it isn't any safer on land. There ...

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losdutchmen reviewed Plunge #1 Mar 30, 2020

I picked up Plunge because of the concept, which after reading issue 1, spot on, good intro.

But......DILDOS? Really?? Come on, was that just because it's "Black Label"? So edgy. If you remove that scene and the following jokes, it wouldn't be missed. Unneccessary.

Plunge #1

By: Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen
Released: Feb 19, 2020

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth's dead...only to find tha...

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I don't read Moon Knight, but I love Kang so I picked this up. Pretty good story, straightforward, good progression. I think stories with Kang get railroaded though and end up following the same pattern, or maybe it's time travel stories. Either way, this was enjoyable, the art was good, although Kang seemed to buff up in a few panels. I thought the building with a Kang statue at the top was quite more

Acts of Evil: Moon Knight Annual #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Ibrahim Moustafa
Released: Sep 11, 2019

KANG THE CONQUEROR has found a way to rewrite history in his own image! But when the chance to settle an ancient grudge against the Egyptian god, Khonshu, tempts Kang, the process is interrupted and time and reality quickly go haywire. Now, Khonshu's avatar, Moon Knight, must find a way to fix the tim...

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losdutchmen reviewed Savage Avengers #5 Sep 5, 2019

The art seemed a little better in this issue, I didn't spot any cheap repeated panels. The story remains rather sophomoric though, with some feeble attempts at humor and the story clumsily jumps from one scene to another in a blink. I won't be picking up the next series.

Savage Avengers #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Sep 4, 2019

• The Marrow God has eaten the sentient population of entire planets, but he never had to dance with the Savage Avengers. Kulan Gath is on the verge of defeat...or is that what he wanted the entire time?
•  A Pyrrhic victory lights a fuse that will only burn more of the Marvel Universe.
•  Plus, the ...

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I read it. I like the art and layouts, very dynamic. The story seems overly complicated though. I feel like I need to go back and research all of the people who have worn this symbiote to understand what is going on.

Absolute Carnage: Scream #2

By: Cullen Bunn, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Sep 4, 2019

• Patricia Robertson may know symbiotes...but nothing could have ever prepared her for their god, KNULL!
•  With Carnage building strength to call the symbiote god to Earth, Patricia must harness the power of the Scream symbiote!
•  Can Scream withstand the draw of Knull, or are they doomed to be anot...

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SO much better than the first issue, this read very smoothly and the art was consistent throughout. Nice gratuitous splash page of Galactus. The dialogue wasn’t as sophomoric and clumsy as the first issue and I liked that the seemingly invincible Prodigal was put down by the Surfer, leading to some pent up brotherly revenge in the next issue.

The Prodigal Sun: Silver Surfer #1

By: Peter David, Francesco Manna
Released: Aug 14, 2019

Continuing Prodigal's journey home from FANTASTIC FOUR: THE PRODIGAL SUN #1, the one individual who can aid him in accomplishing it is the Silver Surfer. But Prodigal has a history with the Surfer. Witness that now as we see the Surfer, back when he was still the herald to Galactus, as Prodigal battles him to prevent Galactus from destroying an ent...

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losdutchmen reviewed Savage Avengers #4 Aug 11, 2019

This issue made me want to drop this series, and I’ve been defending it since #1. The art seems to have progressively gotten worse. It’s very basic, stiff, and SO many recycled poses and panels. How many times can you draw Doctor Voodoo reaching out with his “Elvis” hand? Four apparently in this book. And the exact same 3 panel sequence on consecutive pages made me go back and check to see more

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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losdutchmen reviewed Naomi #6 Jul 13, 2019

It’s hard to follow. I don’t mean the overall story, I mean each panel and the dialogue. It’s choppy, hyperactive. It sounds like a 40 year old trying to write teenage dialogue. But it’s like, like OMG!, so hard to follow. The art is fantastic, I really like it for the big splash pages as well as the little details like the reflections in Naomi’s eyes. I didn’t get why Naomi and Zumbad more

Naomi #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jamal Campbell
Released: Jul 10, 2019

This is it, the end of the first season of NAOMI by the breakout collaboration of writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker and artist Jamal Campbell! With her origins finally revealed, Naomi embraces the journey ahead and charts a course for the future and her role.

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I was excited to read this, Peter David writing sounded like a safe bet. Once I started reading though, it was goofy. Lame jokes and clunky interactions between characters. The whole thing felt rushed. It sort of got good towards the climax scenes, where it got a little more serious, but then the FF are just like, “sure stranger, you can have OUR space ship”. Hopefully it gets a little more se more

The Prodigal Sun: Fantastic Four #1

By: Peter David, Francesco Manna
Released: Jul 3, 2019

CHAPTER 1 OF 3! The first of three interconnected special issues featuring the FANTASTIC FOUR, the SILVER SURFER and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! Introducing PRODIGAL, a strange alien being who has crash-landed in the Savage Land. When he becomes worshipped by a race of swamp-dwelling barbarians, Ka-Zar and Shanna call upon the Fantastic Four to ai...

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losdutchmen reviewed Savage Sword of Conan #5 May 8, 2019

Excellent conclusion to the Koga Thun story. After a nice Goonie's nod, Conan comes face to face with the wizard, lots of decapitation. There's an awesome splash page at the end, the art style is very sketchy, takes some getting used to, but ends up working. Can't wait for the next arc.

Savage Sword of Conan #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Ron Garney
Released: May 8, 2019

• The mystery of the magical treasure finally revealed!
•  It's now or never, and CONAN must make a choice that will determine the fate of Stygia!
•  Either way, KOGA THUN will not let the Barbarian go without a fight!
•  Plus: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella, "The Sha...

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losdutchmen reviewed Symbiote Spider-Man #2 May 8, 2019

I'm liking this. Mysterio is the perfect bumbling villain. I like his sad attempts at becoming relevant. Really looking forward to what happens next and the addition of Electro.

Symbiote Spider-Man #2

By: Peter David, Greg Land
Released: May 8, 2019

• Set during the original ALIEN COSTUME SAGA - before Peter learned of the symbiote suit's true nature - comes the second installment of this all-new tale from comic legends Peter David and Greg Land!
•  Mysterio, after swallowing another loss against Spider-Man, has sworn vengeance upon the web-slinger! Recruiting anot...

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losdutchmen reviewed Age of Conan: Belit #3 May 8, 2019

I jumped on all three Conan titles, this one is definitely the weakest. It's not bad, it's not good, its a clumsy in between. The dialogue is stiff, the art is mediocre at best, the panels and flow are clunky. This issue is supposed to be Belit's coming of age in a sense, but it reads like a rough draft, sort of choppy, and the outcome is anti-climatic. It made little sense. I will probably drop t more

Age of Conan: Belit #3

By: Tini Howard, Kate Niemczyk
Released: May 8, 2019

• BÊLIT has a plan to extort the rich cities along the coast...
•  ...but as she makes her name in the Hyborian Age, is she leading herself to a watery grave?
•  And who is the mysterious observer who is tracking her?
•  PLUS: Part 3 of an all-new Bêlit novella, "Bone Whis...

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losdutchmen reviewed DCeased #1 May 3, 2019

Being a visual person, the mish mosh of artists and styles took away from the story. The concept is cool and I got a little tense when the kids were just about to look at the phone. Hopefully the plan for the next issue is to solidify a single artist and style, so I can enjoy the story.

DCeased #1

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: May 1, 2019

"I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him."-Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unpr...

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6.5 only because I didn't know this was an anthology. I was stoked for the Daredevil/Heimdall story, its a cool concept and sounded important. The shortness of the story left me kind of wondering what happened. Plus, I'm starting to think that Jason Aaron has been scarred religiously, his constant theme of unworthy, false Gods is sounding like a personal grudge. The next couple of stories switched more

War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1

By: Jason Aaron, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Apr 17, 2019

Gifted the sight of the Bifrost, Daredevil watches all Midgard burn under Malekith's invasion. How will the Guardian of Hell's Kitchen...guard an entire Earth turned to Hell? Find out in a story by Jason Aaron & Andrea Sorrentino! All this and more (including a new Howard the Duck story by Chip Zda...

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losdutchmen reviewed Thor #9 Jan 15, 2019

If this was a Roz Solomon book I would give it a higher rating, but its not, its Thor minus Thor. Aaron is still pushing the "unworthy" theme, I really hope that somewhere in the near future he regains his status in a big way and his book can finally be about him again. Roz gets things going quick, she's inducted into the new double secret Agents of Wakanda, then promptly jumps right into the midd more

Thor #9

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Jan 9, 2019

With S.H.I.E.L.D. gone, Roz Solomon has been left adrift in a world full of homeless gods and mislaid hammers. Now this Asgardian ally is about to take on a surprising new role - and make a million new enemies. For the War of the Realms is coming...and the invasion of Earth may have already begun. Cue...

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losdutchmen reviewed Green Lantern #1 Nov 8, 2018

I've never read a Green Lantern book. I picked this up out of curiosity, and because Morrison was the writer. It was like jumping off the high dive for the first time; a huge splash, then some disorientation while I figured out which way was up. The art grabbed my attention at the beginning, the style is definitely a throwback and gave me a lot to look at. Then I started getting the hang of the "f more

Green Lantern #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN!
In this debut issue, when Earth's space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the...

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losdutchmen added Cold Spots to their pull list Sep 27, 2018

Cold Spots

MINISERIES PREMIERE! Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION, Harrow County) and MARK TORRES (Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity).
10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missin...

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losdutchmen added Gideon Falls to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Gideon Falls

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly...

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losdutchmen added The Magic Order to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

The Magic Order

We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-work...

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losdutchmen added Elric: The White Wolf to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Elric: The White Wolf

The gorgeous comic adaptation of Michael Moorcock's world-renowned cult fantasy saga, acclaimed by the public, critics, and Moorcock himself!

A year has passed since Elric left Imrryr, his palace and his throne, leaving behind a heartbroken Cymoril. For a year he has walked the Young Kingdoms, under the distant gaze of his protector, Ario...

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losdutchmen added Fantastic Four (2018) to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Fantastic Four (2018)

Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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losdutchmen added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man (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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losdutchmen added Oblivion Song to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Oblivion Song

A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole...won't. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe...Nathan is looking for something e...

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losdutchmen added Venom (2018) to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Venom (2018)

In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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losdutchmen added Thor (2018) to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Thor (2018)

Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of ...

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losdutchmen added Justice League (2018) to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Justice League (2018)

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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losdutchmen added Batman (2016) to their pull list Sep 20, 2018

Batman (2016)

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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losdutchmen reviewed Batman #55 Sep 20, 2018

I've been out of Batman for a while, but wanting to get back in. I read this last night, yeah the jokes were corny, but I really didn't think that was the point. The jokes, the fight with the mummies, all was a distraction while we watched KGBeast prepare. I think it was clear what was going to happen, but I was still surprised/shocked by the last page. Thats a good thing. The art was mostly good more

Batman #55

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Sep 19, 2018

The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back-but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade-it has to do with Bruce Wayne's recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it's on ice!

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