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NoShape rated Wonder Twins #1 Feb 14, 2019
8.0

Wonder Twins #1

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Feb 13, 2019

Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they're even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults. Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at the Hall of Justice as interns, while also trying to overcome the p...

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NoShape reviewed Criminal #2 Feb 14, 2019
6.5

Um... Okay then? I hope this seemingly random jump to a completely different story (taking place decades later I believe) comes to something, because in and off itself it's kind of a silly cheap trick. That aside, the story itself is... pretty good. It still has that super strong narrative voice that Brubaker does so well, and Phillips are is, of course stunning, but there's something insubstantia more

Criminal #2

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Feb 13, 2019

"THE LONGEST WEEKEND": Archie Lewis was the artist's artist in his heyday, although that's not what he's famous for. He's famous for being a nightmare to work with-and dangerous. So when an old assistant is forced to chaperone his one-time mentor to receive his lifetime achievement award, well... let's just say things don't go well. As always, CRIM...

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NoShape rated Man of Steel #1 Feb 14, 2019
8.0

Man of Steel #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: May 30, 2018

A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis!

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NoShape reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #3 Feb 14, 2019
7.5

I'm not sure if read Dark Nights: Metal and not liking it just made me more suspicious and critical of Snyder's writing here, or this issue is genuinely worse than the previous two. I'll probably have to come back to it later to be sure. But I feel like the tightness of the original, more metaphorical conflict is being stretched out by a more and more complicated plot.

The Batman Who Laughs #3

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Feb 13, 2019

All the pieces are starting to fit together as the Batman Who Laughs acquires another key element in his plan-one that is linked to the founding fathers of Gotham City and to a legacy started by the Wayne family and protected by none other than Oswald Cobblepot. While the Penguin goes head-to-head with the darkest version of his mortal enemy, Batma...

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dannymalt - Feb 16, 2019

Agreed, this one is confusing.

NoShape rated Gideon Falls #11 Feb 14, 2019
8.5

Gideon Falls #11

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Feb 13, 2019

END OF STORY ARC! "ORIGINAL SINS," Conclusion: In this pulse-pounding conclusion to "Season Two" of the hottest supernatural horror story in comics, it's a surreal nightmare as Father Fred and Norton finally come face-to-face.

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NoShape rated Amazing Spider-Man #15 Feb 14, 2019
6.5

Amazing Spider-Man #15

By: Nick Spencer, Chris Bachalo
Released: Feb 13, 2019

• Aunt May is in danger and only Spider-Man can help her...
•  ...You think you know where a story like this is going, but you DON'T.
•  Because Taskmaster and Black Ant are on the scene, and they don't have a problem with collateral damage.
Rated T

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NoShape rated Thor #10 Feb 14, 2019
8.5

Thor #10

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Feb 13, 2019

ALL-FATHER ODIN, FATHER OF RUIN! ROAD TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
For months, the realms have burned with the flames of Malekith's war, while Almighty Odin did nothing. Now Asgardia is lost in the sun, the Rainbow Bridge is shattered and the All-Father sits alone in the empty ruins of Old Asgard, drunk on mead and despair. If Odin is going to sav...

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6.0

Green Arrow Vol. 1: By Jeff Lemire Deluxe

By: Jeff Lemire, Bill Sienkiewicz

The entire GREEN ARROW run written by Jeff Lemire is collected in one hardcover, with stories from issues #17-34, SECRET ORIGINS #4 and FUTURES END #1! As Green Arrow discovers that his stranding on a desert island was more than just an accident, there seem to be more sinister forces at work behind all these sudden revelations. The Queen family is ...

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NoShape rated Secret Wars Collected Feb 13, 2019
8.5

Secret Wars Collected

By: Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic, Paul Renaud

The Marvel Universe is no more! The interdimensional Incursions have eliminated each and every alternate universe one by one. And now - despite the best efforts of the scientists, sages and superhumans - the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe have collided...and been destroyed! All that exists in the vast empty cosmos is a single, titanic patchw...

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NoShape reviewed Batman: Li'l Gotham Collected Feb 13, 2019
7.0

Fun, but insubstantial. These probably read better by the month because their lightness morphs into emptiness when you read them all straight through. But still enjoyable none the less.

Batman: Li'l Gotham Collected

By: Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen

This Eisner Award-nominated all-ages series follows some of DC's most famous (and infamous) heroes and villains through the holidays. This new trade paperback collects BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM #1-12, featuring some of the most adorable versions of Gotham City's colorful cast of heroes and villains you've ever seen!

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NoShape added Wonder Twins (2019) to their pull list Feb 13, 2019

Wonder Twins (2019)

Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they're even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults. Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at the Hall of Justice as interns, while also trying to overcome the p...

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8.5

Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection Vol. 1

By: Junji Ito
Released: Oct 17, 2018

Junji Ito meets Mary Shelley! The master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster-and the fouler beast who created him-to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for.
Also included are six tales of Oshikiri-a high school student who lives in a decaying mansion connected to a haunted...

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NoShape reviewed Gunhawks #1 Feb 10, 2019
8.0

God, I wish Westerns were more populaur.

Gunhawks #1

By: Maria Lapham, Luca Pizzari
Released: Feb 6, 2019

For Marvel's 80th anniversary we've set our sights on bringing some old titles back into the herd, and we've brought in Stray Bullets" David & Maria Lapham for a bullet-riddled saga of violence, vengeance and Western justice. In the days of the Old West there were plenty of fearsome folk... cowboys, rustlers, lawmen and outlaws...but few were as fe...

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NoShape rated Die #3 Feb 8, 2019
8.5

Die #3

By: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans
Released: Feb 6, 2019

"FANTASY HEARTBREAKER," Part Three: One of the saddest comics in Kieron's career. One of Stephanie's prettiest. Clayton's lettering, of course, remains impeccable.

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NoShape rated Green Lantern #4 Feb 7, 2019
8.0

Green Lantern #4

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 6, 2019

In a bar on Rann, two shrouded strangers recount two blood-chilling narratives-one in which a Blackstar heavyweight demands access to a secret vault on planet Weirwimm, threatening its gruesome annihilation with Sun-Eaters; and the other about maverick Hal Jordan and his small cadre of GLs struggling to destroy those same Sun-Eaters. And the cliffh...

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NoShape added Bryan Lee O'Malley to their creator watch list Feb 7, 2019
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NoShape added Patrick Gleason to their creator watch list Feb 7, 2019
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NoShape added Greg Smallwood to their creator watch list Feb 7, 2019
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NoShape added W. Maxwell Prince to their creator watch list Feb 7, 2019
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NoShape dropped Michael Allred from their creator watch list Feb 7, 2019
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NoShape rated Prodigy #3 Feb 7, 2019
8.0

Prodigy #3

By: Mark Millar, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Feb 6, 2019

Crane's quest takes him across the Himalayas and into a sunken temple in the Indian Ocean, where he battles pirates and great white sharks to find clues about the missing scroll. But the evil lying in wait is getting stronger.

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NoShape rated Young Justice #2 Feb 7, 2019
8.0

Young Justice #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason
Released: Feb 6, 2019

The new teen super-team unites as Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl, Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex join forces to help Amethyst free Gemworld from those who control it. In another section of the strange dimension, Connor Kent and Impulse find themselves taken captive-but if this is really Superboy, why isn't he putting up a fight with his friend and form...

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9.0

United States vs. Murder Inc. #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming
Released: Feb 6, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS! Murder, Inc. has gone to war with the United States-and the United States has lost! The president is dead, the vice president has quit, there's chaos in the streets, fighting in Congress, farms are burning...but thank God our boy Valentine has a plan. It's an alternative look at our world that shows...

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8.0

The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #5

By: Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba
Released: Feb 6, 2019

At the height of their popularity and adventuring, the Umbrella Academy had no idea their leader, Reginald Hargreeves, had created an off-world prison to house their worst opponents. Now, a few years after his death, Hargreeves's inhuman plan has gone terribly wrong, and the Umbrella Academy are not ready for Earth's nastiest villains . . .

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NoShape reviewed Daredevil #1 Feb 7, 2019
8.0

There's an awful lot to like here, it's clear Zdarsky has thought an awful lot about Daredevil and has come to some quite brilliant conclusions. Mainly, that Matt identifies himself as the 'Devil' because he knowingly turns his back on God, he sins, sacrificing his soul for what he feels is the greater good, though how deep that belief goes is not made fully clear. However all of this is held toge more

Daredevil #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 6, 2019

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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NoShape rated War is Hell #1 Feb 6, 2019
7.5

War is Hell #1

By: Howard Chaykin
Released: Jan 23, 2019

ALL-NEW WAR STORY!
In honor of Marvel's 80th Anniversary and history with War Comics comes a brand new edition of WAR IS HELL with two fascinating and soul-crushing tales of War. "In the Mood" by Howard Chaykin takes you to the skies as the Luftwaffe and RAF battle over the English Channel for a battle tale of bitter irony and "War Glammer" by ...

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NoShape dropped Man Without Fear (2019) from their pull list Feb 6, 2019

Man Without Fear (2019)

Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.  Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.  And without a Daredevil to protect i...

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NoShape - Feb 6, 2019

It's finished

NoShape added Daredevil (2019) to their pull list Feb 6, 2019

Daredevil (2019)

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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7.5

Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Francesco Manna
Released: Jan 30, 2019

ALL-NEW SCI-FI STORY!
In celebration of Marvel's 80th anniversary and the comic books that captivated hearts and minds across generations, join us for two scintillating sci-fi stories - the first an extraterrestrial adventure by Cullen Bunn the likes of which haven't been seen in this or any other decade, and the second a tale of terror by Clay...

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NoShape rated Skyward #10 Feb 3, 2019
8.0

Skyward #10

By: Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett
Released: Jan 30, 2019

END OF STORY ARC
  
"HERE THERE BE DRAGONFLIES," Conclusion
In this climactic issue, Willa is forced to ally with her mortal enemy and stage a breakout. But when Edison discovers Willa's secret, how far will he be willing to go to stop her?

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