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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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My biggest problem with the first issue was that aside from the controversial "Dick Pic" the comic was pretty tame and didn't justify the Adult label. It could have been other vertigo book and felt right at home. 

This is more like it. 

This issue is intense and has the look and feel of an R Rated Batman experience. The art is simply stunning. There aren't too many artists more

Batman: Damned #2

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Dec 12, 2018

As Batman's descent into the madness of Gotham City's decadent underbelly continues, he must try to exorcise some of his demons...and who better to help than the Demon, Etrigan himself. And where there's demons, there's also a Deadman, a Spectre, an Enchantress and a host of other supernatural friends and foes-it's a veritable Grand Guignol! &...

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7.5

The Silencer is one of the most frustrating comics on the shelves in 2018. One month it will be the best comic in your pull list. The next month it is stuck in limbo consumed by the problems that have been there since the series inception. 

In this issue Honor Guest and her family finally, arrive at their vacation destination. She quickly breaks away to continue her search for Talia more

The Silencer #8

By: Dan Abnett, Patrick Zircher
Released: Aug 22, 2018

So far, Silencer's family vacation gets zero stars on review websites, and things are only looking worse from here on out. Silencer races to stop Talia al Ghul's loyalists from reviving her in a Lazarus Pit, but she's got TWO heavy hitters on her tail: meta-hitman Quietus and mystical psycho Wishbone, who's about to unleash some body-swapping shena...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews reviewed Catwoman #4 Dec 12, 2018
7.0

Catwoman is a very hit and miss character for me. I only really can stand her depending on the writer. With Tom King being the primary writer of Catwoman for the past few years I naturally pivoted to the new series as he had a great voice for the character and I began to find her more tolerable. 

Catwoman #4 moves back and forth between past and present events. In the present Selina vi more

Catwoman #4

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Things have gone from bad to worse for Selina in Villa Hermosa. Her new city has taken away what little she was able to carry with her from Gotham, and her rap sheet offers scant protection when local crooks frame her for murdering two police officers. The law has caught up with her and Catwoman is in the clink, giving her time to reflect on her li...

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9.0

When the end of the year list is compiled of greatest or scariest villains It would be remiss if Agent Bishop doesn't make the cut. The guy is probably the most amoral character I've seen in recent years. He's evil to the point of parody but it's not funny and I genuinely worry about any of our heroes if Bishop gets his hands on them. 

Issue #87 continues with the rapidly escalating co more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #87

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Oct 17, 2018

"Battle Lines," Part 2 of 4. It's an all-out fracas as alliances form and break down while the TMNT take the fight to Bishop with the fate of alien life on Earth hanging in the balance!
?    A desperate moment for a key character!

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8.5

Times like this I hate being a noob to a bulk of DC history and mythology. I know Martian Manhunter as the weird alien member from the Justice League cartoon and not much beyond that. This issue was unexpected.

It's interesting that this Maxi-series comes so close to the end of the Mister Miracle series. It covers a slice of life of this character and also seems to be giving us an orig more

Martian Manhunter #1

By: Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo
Released: Dec 5, 2018

No matter what you know about J'onn J'onnz, you're not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J'onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, ...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added Martian Manhunter (2018) to their pull list Dec 11, 2018

Martian Manhunter (2018)

No matter what you know about J'onn J'onnz, you're not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J'onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, ...

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8.5

I enjoyed this book but the post read impression I had afterward was that issues 1-2 needed to be combined into a double sized comic. Audiences would have loved it especially since Rainbow Brite doesn't technically show up until this issue. 

Enough with the spilled milk. 

Wisp and Twink are on the run. After escaping some of the colorless creatures they stop and provide s more

Rainbow Brite #2

By: Jeremy Whitley, Brittney Williams
Released: Nov 14, 2018

Wisp and Twinkle run into trouble in a magical land when they find themselves face to face with mad scientist Murky and his sidekick Lurky, but as they try to make their way to safety, they discover an important part of what it means to be Rainbow Brite!

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7.0

Well, that was uneventful...

Alien #3 is based on the unreleased screenplay from William Gibson. I'm excited to see where this story goes as this issue has already subverted events that happened in the 90's film. That being said this comic is really boring. 

***Spoilers***


What kills the momentum of the issue is the uneven pacing. It starts off fast but slo more

William Gibson's Alien 3 #1

By: Johnnie Christmas
Released: Nov 14, 2018

This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You'll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!

After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaces...

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10

Bloodshot Salvation is another series I've followed closely but haven't really talked about much. It's one of the best series of 2018 and is one of the better ongoing narratives I've followed for any length of time. 

This isn't the best issue to jump in but it's entertaining nevertheless. Bloodshot and his dog Bloodhound enter the "Deadside" in order to save his daughter, Jessie. After more

Bloodshot: Salvation #8

By: Jeff Lemire, Renato Guedes
Released: Apr 11, 2018

Can Bloodshot rewrite "THE BOOK OF THE DEAD" to save his daughter from the darkness? In the realm of the dead, three travelers now seek salvation. Bloodshot - a man remade as a weapon. Bloodhound - an innocent creature imbued with formidable power. And Baby Jessie - Bloodshot's infant daughter, newly transformed in his own terrible image. Together,...

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8.5

It came out on a Wednesday is an anthology series in the vein of Marvel's 90's comic series "Marvel Comics Presents" or classic series such as Heavy Metal or EC's Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror. 

It's hard to really critique a series that is possibly the best value proposition on store shelves. That being said the issue is 48 pages with ads for the price of 1.99. Simply put, more

It Came Out On A Wednesday #3

By: Troy Vevasis, Aleksandar Jovic
Released: Oct 31, 2018

This Halloween Spooktacular is all "treat"!  In this issue: a zombie-infested ghost town, baby dragons, space adventures, futuristic monsters, other-worldly demons, and a deadly trick-or-treat surprise! The best up-and-coming creators are featured in this, and every issue, of It Came Out on a Wednesday!

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews reviewed Shazam! #1 Dec 6, 2018
8.0

If Shazam was a video game I would have started with a full life bar and ended at about 80% by the end of the issue. That's not to say the comic was bad by any stretch of the imagination but my interest drained as the issue went on.

I'm new to the Shazam mythos and have no history with the character outside of cameos and basic working knowledge of the character and his abilities. I more

Shazam! #1

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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8.5

After 2 really disappointing issues Sideways #8 gets the series back on track and allows Dan Didio to focus on the Superhero elements of the character. 

After being pulled into the dark multiverse by Zatanna and the Seven Soldiers of Victory Derek (Sideways) quickly finds that his powers do not work in this realm leaving them trapped in dangerous territory. 

They are attack more

Sideways #8

By: Dan DiDio, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Sep 12, 2018

When Sideways leads the Seven Soldiers into the Dark Multiverse to find the missing Manhattan Guardian, the whole trip goes sideways (zing!) when our hero gets separated from the group and becomes lost in this nightmarish realm. And just like any petulant teenager, Sideways won't stop and ask for directions, so now he's trapped in the land of Perru...

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8.5

I enjoyed Jook Joint #1 and was pretty eager to jump back in to see where the story was going despite some reservations. We get some revelations regarding the women of the night spot. They are undead sirens brought back to life by Mahalia after being murdered by men who had wronged them in life. 

The last issue ended on a cliffhanger as Heloise contemplated having her husband murdered. more

Jook Joint #2

By: Tee Franklin, Alitha Martinez
Released: Nov 14, 2018

Tonight at the Jook Joint, the blood runs as hot as the music as Mahalia and her coven face an attack at the bar. Meanwhile, young mother Heloise has the chance to get away with murder. Will she use it, and take revenge on her sadistic husband?

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added The Walking Dead to their pull list Dec 6, 2018

The Walking Dead

Rick Grimes, Sheriff of a small town in Kentucky awakes in a hospital. Comatose after being shot while on duty, Rick finds the world abandoned of all things living and is faced with walking undead, who attack him on sight. He returns home to find his family, son Carl and wife Lori, gone. He meets his new neighbor, who points him towards Atlanta. Af...

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8.5

The Walking Dead keeps trudging along to the inevitable conflict between our survivors and the CommonWealth. Dwight makes his position clear that he wants to take over while Rick doesn't want to run a system that works despite its inherent flaws. 

The entire issue centers around these two perspectives. Obviously, Common Wealth isn't perfect but is it worth tearing down. Dwight instigat more

The Walking Dead #185

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Nov 7, 2018

On guard. Things are quiet at the Hilltop, but there is a storm brewing on the horizon.

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews added Killmonger (2018) to their pull list Dec 6, 2018

Killmonger (2018)

THE BRUTAL TALE OF A MAN WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR FREEDOM...
One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became "Killmonger," there was a boy known as N'Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world's cruelties. A boy who knew ...

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9.5

Okay, Mr. Hill, you have my attention. 

I rarely read Marvel anymore. Too many events, too much hype, too many relaunches, too many cash grabs. Killmonger #1 is easily the best Marvel comic I've read in years. It capitalizes on the strength of the Black Panther film yet feels right at home in the 616 Universe. 

The writing is very strong and grounded. Even as the fantastic more

Killmonger #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Dec 5, 2018

THE BRUTAL TALE OF A MAN WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR FREEDOM...
One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became "Killmonger," there was a boy known as N'Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world's cruelties. A boy who knew ...

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8.5

I haven't been giving the latest run of Justice League the attention it deserves and I promise to get better going forward. Its been great so far and I figured I'd start at the point where the plot came into focus. 

Justice League #5 gives us the origin of this incarnation of the Legion of Doom. After traveling 1000000 years into the future Lex discovers that he was correct in his core more

Justice League #5

By: James Tynion IV, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Lex Luthor's back in the present just trying to live his best life after seeing what the future could have held for him. Luthor's new mantra? "Embrace Your Doom!" So now he's rounding up a new Legion of Doom to go on a cosmic wilding and establish himself as the biggest baddie in the DCU. In full recruiting mode, Luthor approaches both Sinestro and...

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10

Britannia #3 opens up immediately following the events of last issue with Antonius battling Catila, the Roman Legionary. They go back and forth a bit before Antonius dodges a swing and retaliates decapitating the giant. 

As the fight is going on the Wyrding woman, Bodmall casts a spell to find Antonius. 

The scene transitions back to Antonius as he contemplates his options more

Britannia #3

By: Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp
Released: Nov 16, 2016

At the border between civilization and the magic-laden lands beyond, Rome's first detective is haunted by violence and visions of dark forces that defy all sense...

Antonius Axia's disturbing investigation in the frontier colony of Britannia deepens...and with each disturbing new clue he uncovers, the farther his mind sinks into disarray! ...

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7.5

I haven't purchased a Spider-man comic in a few years now and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse releasing in a couple weeks I figured this was as good a time as any to check out a Spiderman book. 

The issue focuses on Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, and Miles Morales. They are all competing for an internship at the Daily Bugle that happens to be sponsored by Tony Stark. 

As the c more

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1

By: Delilah S Dawson, Fico Ossio
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Readers of all ages can get tangled up in these all new adventures of Spider-Man and his astonishing friends! Peter Parker has thrown down with deadly villains and legendary heroes, but high school life might be his greatest challenge yet. Luckily, he has a shot at making the grade with a little help from his new friends... Miles Morales and Gwen S...

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ohhaimark reviewed Batman #55 Sep 21, 2018
7.5

THE GOOD:

-This issue gets recognition for just being such a massive improvement over the previous issue. Whereas issue 54 felt like a pointless filler, this issue takes its concepts and uses them originally and sets up a great new status quo for Nightwing.

-Tony S. Daniel's art is excellent. He captures the characters well and portrays a variety of scenes with different feel 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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Superheroes for Hire - Oct 27, 2018

I don't mind that the "plot" didn't advance very much, because I prefer comics that tell contained stories. And to that end, this issue tells the story of KGBeast arriving in Gotham and shooting Nightwing. The bad thing is it just isn't a very interesting story.

ohhaimark - Nov 8, 2018

I agree that it isn't a very interesting story, but I do not enjoy plots that are essentially just a couple of events. This usually leads to lots of filler or a very unmemorable issue. This is a purely personal thing.

Garbage Tier Media Reviews reviewed Batman #55 Dec 2, 2018
7.5

So after doing a deep dive into Batman and Nightwing's relationship in the last issue, Batman #55 starts off with a night on the town with our dynamic duo. 

The events of the issue are pretty mundane but beautifully rendered by  Tony S. Daniel and Tomeu Morey. The A Story builds off of the last issue. We get more character development and insight into the relationship between thes 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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egon244 reviewed Heroes In Crisis #3 Nov 28, 2018
6.5

"Freeze"

This issue feels like one of those one-shots that were inducted into the whole thing making 9 parts series. What I mean by that is that the story itself doesn't progress very much. Aside from one little revelation it practically doesn't progress at all, but about that later.

Through the first couple pages, I had to check the cover to make sure it's Tom King because more

Heroes In Crisis #3

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Tragedies deepen as more secrets behind the "superhero hospital" called Sanctuary are revealed! What compelled Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to create it in the first place? How was it built? And if the hospital truly is alive via A.I., who - or what - is the brain of "Sanctuary?" Another layer peeled back in the biggest mystery woven through t...

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egon244 - Nov 28, 2018

With the beating itself, I don't have a problem. Wally seemed distracted with Roy's body and Harley sucker-punched him. Same with her "fight" with the Trinity. They clearly underestimated her, they didn't want to hurt her so she exploited that. At least that's how I interpreted that scene. And let's not forget her bad-ass sidekick. The poker playing penguin.

Darkseid24 - Nov 28, 2018

I do, since even so Flash was distracted he would react. As for the Trinity there was no reason for WW to not beat Harley. She could stop her, before Harley could even move. Outsmarting Batman alone isn’t believable just bad writing.

7.5

RiRi Williams is one of the most divisive characters in comics. She's cited as a diversity hire and one of the key targets when discussion comes up regarding identity politics at marvel comics or comicsgate.

What do I think about Riri? She's okay, in fact I think the whole identity politics debate happened more as a reaction to all of the changes at marvel circa 2016 than Riri Willi more

Ironheart #1

By: Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda
Released: Nov 28, 2018

THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life...  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning po...

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Kreniigh - Nov 30, 2018

You forgot the new Wasp. And her whole crew. As great as it would be to live in a world teeming with teen girl geniuses, the concept is getting a little diluted.

Garbage Tier Media Reviews - Nov 30, 2018

I always forget about wasp. It's not in my regular pull but year you're right.

7.0

Stranger Things #1 feels like a story we've been told before from a different angle. It delivers what you expect but not much beyond that. 

I haven't followed the story behind this series but it appears to be a prequel or companion piece to the hit Netflix series but I'm not 100% sure what direction the series will go in.  

The Story treads familiar territory. Will Byers more

Stranger Things #1

By: Jody Houser, Stefano Martino
Released: Sep 26, 2018

The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.

o Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic)

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8.5

Blood Realm #1 is proof that you shouldn't read fantasy comics while drunk. I read the issue a couple days ago and passed out confused dreaming of hellscapes. I read it again the following day and loved it. 

In a last ditch effort to save the kingdom of men from total annihilation the queen of Voragoth dispatches the Sisters of Silence to obtain a relic powerful enough to stop the Evi more

Blood Realm #1

By: Robert Geronimo
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Three supernatural beings known as the Sisters of Silence must embark on a treacherous quest to stop a bloodthirsty General from obtaining a sacred relic powerful enough to obliterate the last kingdom of men.

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6.5

 I'm beginning to lose my patience with this series. It's not horrible but I'm questioning the point of this series. I was willing to give the creative team the benefit of the doubt. Tom King is one of the best comic writers scripting today and the art from Clay Mann and Lee Weeks is just as good as prior entries but the events found within can best be described as the following: meh, middlin more

Heroes In Crisis #3

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Tragedies deepen as more secrets behind the "superhero hospital" called Sanctuary are revealed! What compelled Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to create it in the first place? How was it built? And if the hospital truly is alive via A.I., who - or what - is the brain of "Sanctuary?" Another layer peeled back in the biggest mystery woven through t...

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8.5

I continue to enjoy every issue of The Curse of Brimstone. Issue #5 was no exception. I'm a fan of the superhero genre as well as horror and this series has proven to be a perfect blend of both. 

In this issue, we're put into a "Village of the Damned" "Children of the Corn" type of setting where all of the adults have been killed and the horror comes from what would usually be the most more

The Curse of Brimstone #5

By: Justin Jordan, Philip Tan
Released: Aug 1, 2018

There's no child's play involved when the Salesman's ledger brings Joe and Annie to another mysterious town that he's destroyed, this time leaving it populated only by kids. So what happened to all the adults? You'd have to ask the town's leader, Slackjaw, but you're not gonna like the answer! Also, Annie might have made a love connection-with a se...

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9.0

So we've reached the end of the first arc and well, damn this issue did not disappoint. 

**Spoilers Below**

We pick in the aftermath of last issues cliffhanger. Trish is dead and Leslie Blair is the prime suspect.  We get confirmation that Leslie's dreams aren't simply dreams but maybe memories of a former life.

We get the confirmation that the Wolf from her dr more

Unnatural #4

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Oct 10, 2018

END OF STORY ARC

Murder, betrayal, blood, and a shocking truth: the first story arc of MIRKA ANDOLFO's dystopian tale concludes with a bang-and a few twists!

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SloboSOY reviewed Zero Jumper #4 Oct 26, 2018
7.0

Sorry to be late, he hit europa only this week fox !
So what we have here. The last fight between Juno & bad guy. With one lost who did no sense (Elara was winning) and a beautiful sacrifice.

Cover - Nice but not related. 1/2
Writing - I find that good even if some part made no sense. Only there to let Juno be the one kicking the but of her foe with some sort of timey wimey K more

Zero Jumper #4

By: Patrick Mulholland
Released: Oct 17, 2018

The end is near for Juno as she must travel to the center of the galaxy in hopes of writing an unspeakable wrong. The power to reset the timeline and save humanity is within her grasp, but to do so, she must face the greatest threat she's ever known.

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