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Location: Detroit , MI Joined: Oct 19, 2018 About Me: I'm a Black Nerd, Introvert and conservative. I created my blog because I wanted to be an honest voice. A lot of the reviews I've been seeing have been inflated scores to get the attention of comic pros even though they are pretty rough. Many good books get left behind or canceled because more

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Martian Manhunter #2 picks up immediately from the horrific conclusion of the last issue. J'onn is is on fire and his identity has been revealed to his partner. 

The comic gives more insight into J'onn and his time on Mars as a "Manhunter" as well as his family life. As a fairly new DC reader, the exploration of J'onn's history prior to joining the Justice League is fascinating. It's more

Martian Manhunter #2

By: Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Return to Mars in the days before its doom to see the love affair of J'onn and M'yri'ah...and a Martian coming-of-age ritual you'll NEVER forget! All of these painful memories J'onn carries with him to his new life on Earth...but first he's gotta survive the pain of a car crash, being set on fire and accidentally revealing his true form to his dete...

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9.0

I read a lot of comics, usually 2 to 3 a day. I rarely have a visceral reaction to a comic book But Mark Russell got one out of me today. Wonder Twins is modern re-imagining of the much-maligned characters from the old Super Friends cartoon. 

After an undisclosed event happens on their homeworld Superman offers to take  Zan and Jayna back to earth to give them a chance at normal liv more

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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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added Freedom Fighters (2018) to their pull list Feb 14, 2019

Freedom Fighters (2018)

Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters.
Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. Bu...

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9.0

I literally had no idea what Freedom Fighters was when I picked it up last month. I saw that Robert Venditti (Hawkman, X-O Manowar) was the writer and had the fierce visage of Uncle Sam staring me down and I was sold on the look alone.

The book is extremely dark. I hazard to say its the darkest comic I've read since X-Men: Age of Apocalypse storyline from the '90s. This series is also more

Freedom Fighters #1

By: Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters.
Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. Bu...

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7.0

Justice League Dark #4 continues as the 3rd part of "The Witching Hour" story arc. Wonder Woman harnesses the power of the "Witchmark" and uses it to confront the Hecate and her champion Manitou Dawn.

The bulk of the issue portrays a huge confrontation between the League and the Hecate. The linework for the issue is outstanding which is par for the course for this series. My only compl more

Justice League Dark #4

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Oct 17, 2018

"The Witching Hour" part three! Everything the Justice League Dark thought they knew about Wonder Woman and Hecate has proven to be wrong...and the Parliament of Trees is about to pay the price! Hecate knows this world isn't strong enough to resist the Otherkind, so she's going to burn it down and replace it with a world of her own...starting with ...

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7.5

I was excited to jump back into Mystery Theater to see how last months cliffhanger would play out. Zeke is tied up and Conrad is constrained and about to be sacrificed in a ritual to resurrect his father, count Karloff.

Rather surprisingly, the plot seems to have resolved itself in this issue. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm also not sure if we'll see another chapter in this more

Midnight Mystery #2

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Released: Jan 23, 2019

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8.5

I love that there is always forward momentum during this series even during the slower periods. Something is always happening that pushes the narrative forward and the urgency never lets up to the point where I feel that I could miss an issue. 

This issue picks up with a majority of the crew protecting Leslie either killed or captured. Putting them on the run yet again with even fewer more

Unnatural #7

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Feb 6, 2019

Leslie is on the run again, and this time she'll have to fight for her life. Get ready for betrayal, non-stop action, and an unexpected turn of events in an issue packed with jaw-dropping revelations and MIRKA ANDOLFO's sexy art aplenty!

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10

Previously in Justice League...

Back in the 90's there was a running subplot in X-Men: The Animated Series in which Magneto and Professor X were depowered and stranded in the Savage Land. They were forced to work out their differences and survive in a hostile environment. It was one of my favorite arcs of the series and was totally detached from the main plot during the season it aire more

Justice League #17

By: Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung
Released: Feb 6, 2019

After the disastrous events of the Justice League Annual, Martian Manhunter decides to take matters into his own hands and negotiate a peace with Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor. Traveling to a distant moon, the two enemies face their intertwined pasts in a showdown for the fate of the Multiverse. However, before either of them can lay claim to th...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added Electric Warriors to their pull list Feb 9, 2019

Electric Warriors

A new tale of the future DC Universe, set in a previously unexplored timeline-the Cosmic Dark Age!
Years after the Great Disaster, the Earth has started to rebuild and rejoin the universal coalition. In order to prevent a galactic war, different worlds throughout the known cosmos have created a new system of competitive combat to give each par...

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8.0

This book should have been released under the Vertigo umbrella. Not sure why it wasn't but that was the general impression I got after reading it for the second time.

One thing I do appreciate from DC Comics is that instead of pushing huge line-wide events every few months they push smaller scale mini-series highlighting characters or concepts that would not have received any attention more

Electric Warriors #1

By: Steve Orlando, Travel Foreman
Released: Nov 14, 2018

A new tale of the future DC Universe, set in a previously unexplored timeline-the Cosmic Dark Age!
Years after the Great Disaster, the Earth has started to rebuild and rejoin the universal coalition. In order to prevent a galactic war, different worlds throughout the known cosmos have created a new system of competitive combat to give each par...

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8.0

After being somewhat befuddled by the direction of the previous issue, this one is pretty straightforward for better or worse. We pick up from the cliffhanger. Selina breaks up an attempt on her sister's life while the governor's wife, Raina Creel murders him and makes it look like a suicide. She injects him with the drug, Narssistrine, which paralyzes the user and thickens internal organs to more

Catwoman #5

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Nov 14, 2018

A secret hideout is supposed to be just that-secret. So how did her new villain's criminal crew know where to plant an explosive in Selina's new pad? As if that blow-up weren't bad enough, the cops come calling and arrest Selina for murder. Locked up without bail, Catwoman finds that she isn't very popular in jail, and must fight the other inmates ...

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7.0

Dammit DC, It appears that I reviewed this series in the incorrect order. I reviewed #8, Annual #1 and #9 and I was supposed to read it as #8, #9 and then Annual #9. I totally blame editorial for this mistake. The covers don't even give any indication that we're in the middle of a story arc and honestly I didn't feel like I missed anything.

Sideways #9 is the second part of the crossov more

Sideways #9

By: Dan DiDio, Max Raynor
Released: Oct 17, 2018

Everything's going sideways for Sideways in the pages of Sideways-and that means trouble for our titular hero. Trapped in the Dark Multiverse with no escape, Derek James comes face to face with this world's ruler, Perrus. A so-called benevolent dictator, Perrus rules his world with an iron fist and forces its citizens into slavery, so Sideways deci...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added Green Lantern (2018) to their pull list Feb 7, 2019

Green Lantern (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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9.0

I saw the cover for this issue and chuckled. Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp have a lot of balls. It's hard to stroll past a cover in which Green Lantern is staring down a god and declaring him under arrest. 

The story is just as insane. The planet has been shrunk down and sold in an auction to an alien slaver that resembles the Hebrew God of the old testament. 

The Green Lan more

Green Lantern #3

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Jan 9, 2019

When the Earth goes up for sale on the alien black market, it's up to the Green Lantern Corps to bust up "The Slave Lords of the Stars" in the latest space saga from Grant Morrison (MULTIVERSITY) and Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! With the Justice League frozen by Gamma Gong tech, Earth ends up on the auction block, and Volgar Zo hosts a menagerie of t...

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10

Bloodshot Salvation was one of my favorite series of 2018. I had no real relationship with the character walking into the series but every damn issue was been amazing so far. Yes, I know the series is over but I haven't finished yet so I will continue reviewing for completion's sake. 

In this issue, we get an origin for Bloodshot's dog, Bloodhound and also the glimpse into the early st more

Bloodshot: Salvation #9

By: Jeff Lemire, Renato Guedes
Released: May 16, 2018

The origin of Bloodhound!
In the wire-strewn trenches of World War I, witness the true story of a good boy gone bad, as Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal) joins New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and astonishing artist Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR) for a special one-shot tale chronicling the ne...

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7.5

Last Week I reviewed Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20 and said that with context the One-Shot would have been a better reading experience for me. 

This is where the context comes in TMNT 20/20 is set presumably 20 years down the line and seems like a plausible yet somewhat sanitized view of the future of our mean green machines. 

The Utrom's invaded earth and Europe was destroyed. T more

IDW 20/20: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

By: Paul Allor, Dave Wachter
Released: Jan 16, 2019

Meet the Turtles of tomorrow in this adventure set 20 years in the future! The Utrom Civil War rages across Earth. When news of a backup Technodrome threatens hundreds of millions of innocent lives, it's up to the Turtles to do what they do best-save the world.
Celebrate 20 years of IDW with your favorite Turtles!
The Turtles are all grown ...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews reviewed Go-Bots #3 Feb 3, 2019
9.5

I read Go-Bots #3 right before reading Heroes In Crisis #5 and the reading experiences were night and day. Three issues in and the series has covered an exceptional amount of ground. 

1. The conflict is established.
2. Civil War breaks out.
3. The aftermath, time skip, and an even larger mystery is established. 

The series is scheduled for 5 issues. Tom Scioli h more

Go-Bots #3

By: Tom Scioli
Released: Jan 16, 2019

Welcome to Gobotron. Leader-1 and the Go-Bots have built a planet of their own. Astronauts Lee Spencer, Charlotte Scott and Venyamin Alexander pay Gobotron a visit and find themselves victims of the strange and deadly politics of a Gobotocracy. If they can escape Zod the Go-Bot monster, they'll have to face the judgment of the Rock Lords. Is there ...

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6.0

The really sad part of Heroes in Crisis going off of the rials is that the premise is such a no-brainer. 

A murder takes place at a superhero trauma center, whodoneit? 

The series has arguably the industry's best creative team on this series and yet is still bombing hard. 

So what's the problem?

Don't worry I'll get to the review eventually but don't more

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

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Superheroes for Hire - Feb 3, 2019

As a graphic novel, I would only consider paying $25 for this type of series.

7.0

After an extremely long layover between reviews, we pick up with our makeshift Justice League team (Azrael, Cyborg, Starfire, and GL Jessica Cruz) as they battle Darkseid. 

JL Odyssey #2 is a decent read. The art is amazing the plot is interesting but the dialogue, particularly in the first half is very choppy. The confrontation between Darkseid and the League goes about as well as c more

Justice League: Odyssey #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Oct 24, 2018

Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael debate whether so-called "God of Evil" Darkseid should have joined the team. (Too late-that evil horse has left the barn!) But before the team can resolve this conflict, they're forced into action when Vril Dox takes an interest in the Coluan refugees, attacking their ship with a new Manhunter...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added Justice League: Odyssey to their pull list Feb 2, 2019

Justice League: Odyssey

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard te...

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8.0

DOA picks up immediately after the conclusion of the last issue. Dick Tracy is on the run from the law after being framed for the murder of a fellow officer. 

The strength of the series is the heavy nostalgia for the character and look and feel of the comic. The absurdity of the situation also contrasts hysterically at times with the straight nature of Tracy. Dick Tracy is the perfect more

Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #3

By: Lee Allred, Michael Allred
Released: Jan 16, 2019

The pop-art event of 2018 continues! Dick Tracy finds himself on the run from both crooks and cops! Can he survive long enough to clear his name? The iconic comic-strip hero reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso, and Laura Allred!

Cover art and co-written by E...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews reviewed Damage #10 Jan 31, 2019
8.5

I'm convinced that Damage is the book that Robert works on when he wants to let his hair down and relax. 

The premise for the series is simple. The plots move fast and at worst the stories are always good. 

The selling point for me is the $2.99 cover price. I firmly believe that comics really need to come off of the $3.99 and should be at max $2.50.  If that means going more

Damage #10

By: Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Oct 17, 2018

Damage vs. the Justice League! Returning to the covert lab that created him, Damage vows to shut the superior-soldier program down. However, the recruit faces a two-front war, one that he might not be able to win: on one side, a newly upgraded Damage host sporting deadly new features; on the other side, the collective might of the Justice League! M...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews reviewed Flash #58 Jan 31, 2019
9.0

Whenever anyone asks who my Favorite DC Hero is The Flash is usually in my Top 3. I shuffle them sometimes but it's always been Superman, Batman, and Flash. So it's pretty ironic that I've never consistently followed the character or collected his series for any length of time. 

I picked up this issue solely the strength of the Karl Kerschl variant cover. The last Flash book that I act more

Flash #58

By: Joshua Williamson, Jordi Tarragona
Released: Nov 14, 2018

"FORCE QUEST" part one! Following "Flash War," Barry Allen remains the Flash, but he's no longer the Fastest Man Alive! With Hunter Zolomon on the run, and new forces such as the Strength, Sage and Still Forces unleashed on the Multiverse, Barry must leave Central City behind and travel the world to learn the secret history of the Speed Force.

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8.0

Raphael finally gets the spotlight in this issue. In many respects, this is a throwback to the Mirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It also manages to build on the current series. It works as an effective bridge between two generations of comics while providing insight into the least understood or our heroes. 

This is easily the darkest of the Macro-Series issues. I appreciate the comp more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Macroseries #4

By: Kevin Eastman
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Raphael is pushed to his breaking point as he is separated from his brothers and forced to endure an onslaught from the nefarious Bishop unlike anything he has experienced in the past!

Oversized action from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, who scripts and does layouts, with inks by Ben Bishop!
An important turning point for Raphael that ...

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8.5

My Favorite bi-polar book on the shelves today. Silencer #9 was a lot of fun and continues the Hell-I-Day Road story. 

Picking up from last issues cliffhanger, Silencer and Quietus have had their bodies swapped by the villainous Wishbone. 

Silencer manages to track Quietus down and they engage in a massive battle in the city streets before coming to their senses and calli more

The Silencer #9

By: Dan Abnett, Patrick Zircher
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Is there anything worse than a family vacation? Your spouse grouses, the kids complain, rest-stop food is gross-to make things worse, Silencer finds not one, but TWO deadly assassins on her tail! Talia al Ghul is in desperate need of a Lazarus Pit bath, and to get one she needs her top assassin Wishbone to throw Silencer off the trail! Problem is, ...

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9.5

I definitely got a Dark Knight vibe from The Lone Ranger #3. It's not as dark a story as the Nolan Film but some of the story beats are similar.  After dealing our corrupt politicians a series of staggering blows they decide to bring in Conner, a depraved, cannibal bounty hunter. 

This issue was simply a joy to read. The dynamic between The Lone Ranger and Tonto is fun and I get a c more

Lone Ranger #3

By: Mark Russell, Bob Q
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Through trickery and guile, Tonto and The Lone Ranger foil the evil ranchers' land grab, forcing them to turn to the deadliest bounty hunter in the west- a fop, a dandy, and a cannibal named Connor.

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8.0

Wow! It's been three months since my last review of Deathstroke. This is a strange story. At the end of the last issue, Slade and Devon had escaped the Asylum and the cliffhanger was that they were presumably abducted by aliens.

This issue opens up with Slade back in his cell with no one acknowledging the escape. Devon has also gone missing. No one remembers him except for Hugo Strange more

Deathstroke #37

By: Christopher Priest, Slava Pasarin
Released: Nov 7, 2018

"DEATHSTROKE: ARKHAM" continues! It's Groundhog Day for Deathstroke. After experiencing a strange encounter with an inmate claiming to be an alien, Slade Wilson wakes up in Arkham Asylum as if nothing happened, and the only person who believes him is Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face! But can Two-Face be trusted? (Not likely.) And what machinations does...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added Deathstroke (2016) to their pull list Jan 26, 2019

Deathstroke (2016)

"The Professional" part one! Deathstroke's latest contract takes him to a war-torn African country, where he finds himself caught in the middle of a disintegrating alliance between a ruthless dictator and a deadly super-villain. With an entire nation at stake, Slade Wilson must choose between fulfilling his contract and saving an old friend.  

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9.0

If Justice League #7 could be described in one word it would be "Big". The comic is a climax to the first arc but also an ongoing theater in a developing war. This is what I imagine a Justice League Story is supposed to feel like. The heroes win and the villains are forced to regroup. 

There are plenty of "Oh Sh!t" moments but the standout is an encounter between Lex Luthor and Hawkg more

Justice League #7

By: Scott Snyder, Mark Morales
Released: Sep 5, 2018

It's wall-to-Source-Wall Justice League action as artist Jim Cheung rejoins writer Scott Snyder! Hawkgirl takes wing against Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team of Black Manta and Cheetah-underwater, no ...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews reviewed Naomi #1 Jan 26, 2019
8.5

Naomi #1 is a curious comic. I didn't have much to go on other than a name and the beautiful cover by Jamal Campbell. There was a cringy article with the headline that read; "The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon". 

I was on the fence about picking up the comic but the cover won me over and I thought, what the hell?

spoilers

Right out of t more

Naomi #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jamal Campbell
Released: Jan 23, 2019

DC's biggest, newest mystery starts here! When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi (last name?) begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home-and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi's journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of t...

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