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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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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Fallen Angels #2 Jul 2, 2020
6.0

Fallen Angels was my most anticipated Dawn of X title. The hype wasn't over any of the characters or the pitch. I'm a huge Brian Edward Hill fan and after his run on Detective Comics and Killmonger the Idea of the creator on an X-Title just seemed like a money move.

Fallen Angels is shaping up to be the first misfire in his catalog, at least in my eyes. The first issue was a mixed bag more

Fallen Angels #2

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Marauders #3 Jul 1, 2020
6.5

I'd love to blame COVID-19 for lack of reviews of the Dawn of X line of stories but the truth is that the current run of X-Men comics is a mixed bag and there are better books out there.

Marauder's #3 feels like a setup or filler issue with the bulk of the book following Sebastian and the newly resurrected Shinobi Shaw, his son. I hadn't seen Shinobi since the '90s. I always thought he more

Marauders #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Michele Bandini
Released: Dec 4, 2019

SALT WATER & HELLFIRE! THE NEW BLACK BISHOP OF THE HELLFIRE CLUB!
Sebastian Shaw recruits a new Black Bishop continuing with his machinations against the two Queens of the Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Excellence #3 Jun 30, 2020
10

The problem with having so many gaps between reviews is that you forget bits of the previous issue which provide context for the content you're about to consume. I'll have to go back and read Excellence #2 but even without the context Brandon and Khary drop another excellent installment.

Spencer Dale has become a tool of Aegis after the fallout of the last issue. As punishment, he's sen more

Excellence #3

By: Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph
Released: Jul 17, 2019

Spencer Dales and Aaron Mills were supposed to be brothers, but will their responsibilities to the Aegis tear them apart?

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7.0

I was so disappointed with Jennika #2 that I bumped #3 up in my review schedule to get it out of the way. Fortunately, this installment is a little better but not enough to recommend to anyone outside of completionists. In fact, if the second issue had been shorter or dropped and left the political stuff on the cutting room floor this could have been a solid mini-series or One-Shot.

Thi more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #3

By: Brahm Revel
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Jennika's collision with her past reaches its climax as old enemies return! Alone and seemingly outmatched, Jennika must search inside herself and ask if the cure for mutation is worth the price...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Justice League Dark #6 Jun 27, 2020
8.5

I don't remember why I dropped Justice League Dark from my pull list but clearly I shouldn't have. I don't even remember most of the previous book aside from Bobo (Detective Chimp) monologing and drinking.

This issue picks up with Detective Chimp captured and still morose over the death of his partner, The Nightmaster. He is eventually set free by Wonder Woman who convinces him to carr more

Justice League Dark #6

By: James Tynion IV, Daniel Sampere
Released: Dec 12, 2018

The Justice League Dark...trapped in the mystic realm of Myrra! Their jailer? Blue Devil...and he wants revenge on Detective Chimp! Seems Bobo tried to magically resurrect his best friend, the original Nightmaster, but lost control of the spell and filled Myrra with zombies instead. And left Blue Devil behind to get eaten. So BD's kinda sorta maybe...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Damage #13 Jun 25, 2020
6.0

With Damage #13 it's pretty clear that the creative team has checked out on this series. It's been a while since I checked in on the book and upon revisit Damage now feels like a waste of time and investment.

The series was canceled with issue #16 and I'm not sure if the character has appeared anywhere else since being axed. I do believe that there are a couple of signs in this issue t more

Damage #13

By: Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Jan 23, 2019

Damage gets a new home: the Hall of Justice! The Justice League takes in former super-soldier Ethan Avery after their clash from last ish, and looks to train him to better use his powers. The lovefest ends quickly, though, when the League's tactics cause Ethan to have flashbacks to the military experiments that transformed him into Damage. Batman m...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed On the Stump #1 Jun 21, 2020
10

On the Stomp was one of the series I discovered on the ComicHUB app. I didn't know what the series was about but I saw the Sanford Greene variant and thought what the hell?

The title is honestly one of the best I've read in a while. I'm generally not a fan of politics in my books but in this instance, it adds to the flavor of the story and works. The comic also does something cool and u more

On the Stump #1

By: Chuck Brown, Prenzy
Released: Feb 19, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Each issue of arc one features a connecting variant cover by SANFORD GREENE! The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones. History diverged in 1868 when a pivotal presidential debate turned violent. Today, elections are decided by highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. Unfortunately, the violence ...

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9.0

I'm a fan of Conan The Barbarian. I love the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie from the early '80s but I'm not as familiar with the comics aside from an adventure here and there. Nothing has ever grabbed me as the movie did.

I'm assuming Cimmerian: Red Nails is being pulled out of the public domain as the character is currently being published by Marvel Comics across multiple books. I'm not more

Cimmerian: Red Nails #1

By: Regis Hautiere, Didier Cassegrain
Released: Jun 10, 2020

Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored!  Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.  Read the story as he intended! In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest.  Here he pledges himself a mercenary, promising...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #63 Jan 23, 2019
5.5

John Constantine and Batman just... fit together nicely, conceptually, at least. One is a cynical, sarcastic dick, and the other is a bruting, cold introvert. There's a lot of potential for such team-up, mixing street vigilantism with magic and demons. Too bad these two, every time they appear in the same place in the same time and interact, don't have anything valuable to say. Justice League Dark more

Batman #63

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jan 23, 2019

There are strange goings-on in the dark alleys of Gotham City, mysteries that will require a different skill set than the Caped Crusader's if he's going to stop the whole city from succumbing to the darkness. John Constantine, the Hellblazer, is a person with just those skills-but after the events of "The Witching Hour," is Constantine in any condi...

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ohhaimark - Jan 26, 2019

Nice!

Darkseid24 - Jan 26, 2019

@ohhaimark I didn’t like The Joker by Azzarello, but for some reason Damned is good so far in my opinion. I just think there was more potential with #2 due to the Batdick outrage. What also sucks, that future prints will be censored. It’s such a joke.

GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman #63 Jun 20, 2020
5.5

I've settled on the reality that I'll probably never get caught up on my backlog of comics and get them all reviewed. At the time of writing this post, I'm about 40 issues behind on my Batman reviews that doesn't even include Detective Comics. I'm basically going forward for myself and as a time capsule to other readers.

This issue finally gives us hints as to what's going on in this more

Batman #63

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jan 23, 2019

There are strange goings-on in the dark alleys of Gotham City, mysteries that will require a different skill set than the Caped Crusader's if he's going to stop the whole city from succumbing to the darkness. John Constantine, the Hellblazer, is a person with just those skills-but after the events of "The Witching Hour," is Constantine in any condi...

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6.5

Jennika has been dragged by many in my circle as being a woke SJW character. I pushed back against the criticism because the character has been given a fairly deep backstory. She's also been a fixture in the series dating back to the earliest days.

That changes in this issue. The plot is flimsy at best and a "Woke" sub-plot derails the entire issue making it one of the most TMNT comics more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #2

By: Brahm Revel
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Jennika journeys deeper into the NYC underworld in search of a dangerous procedure to reverse mutation. Will Jennika be tempted by the call of her old life, and how far will she go to save those who gave up on her long ago?

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman's Grave #1 Jun 15, 2020
7.5

I think part of the reason for the declining sales of Comic Books is that fans are starting to realize that many of the books being released don't really matter or are simply being shipped to support the additive nature of comic book readers. Even worse, it seems that the books are designed to exploit local comic shops. The true goal is to compile these series as trades and sell in book stores and more

Batman's Grave #1

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Oct 9, 2019

The World's Greatest Detective must try to inhabit the mind of a murder victim to solve a case-without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents. Can Batman imagine the life of a corpse with a half-eaten face without dying himself?
Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunit...

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7.5

IDW makes a habit of throwing Transformers at any franchise available. The crossover with Ghostbusters ended last year. The My Little Pony crossover is next and I just finished reading this issue yesterday.

IDW makes a habit of throwing Transformers at any franchise available. The crossover with Ghostbusters ended last year. The My Little Pony crossover is next and I just finished read more

Transformers vs. Terminator #1

By: David Mariotte, Alex Milne
Released: Mar 25, 2020

 It's Skynet vs. Cybertron in a crossover for the ages! 1984: When a deadly race of machines emerge from another time, will a robotic guardian be able to protect the Earth from a dire future... or will the T-800 fail in his mission to prevent the world from becoming a plaything to the Decepticons?

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10

I discovered Tom Scioli with IDW's Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe series. I also really enjoyed the reimagined Go-Bots series that dropped last year. This is my first time seeing Tom on a Big 2 comic and the results are glorious.

Fantastic Four: Grand Design follows the footsteps of Ed Piskors X-Men: Grand Design in that it reframes the original books along with the broader Marvel Universe. more

Fantastic Four: Grand Design #1

By: Tom Scioli
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Because you demanded it! The bestselling GRAND DESIGN franchise continues with Marvel's First Family!  Brought to you by critically-acclaimed cartoonist TOM SCIOLI (GODLAND, TRANSFORMERS VS. GI JOE) in the sole-authorship tradition made famous by ED PISKOR'S X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN trilogy! Join the Watcher and witness how it all began... Plu...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Daphne Byrne #2 Jun 11, 2020
6.0

Daphne Byrne #1 was one of the last videos posted prior to taking a hiatus as a Youtube content creator. I don't remember the actual review but I remember giving it a middling rating and mentioning that the book would have read better in trade.

Daphne Byrne #2 is interesting but it garners the same criticism I gave to #1. This doesn't appear to be a comic with a monthly review schedule more

Daphne Byrne #2

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The spirit known as Brother has revealed himself to Daphne, and he wants only to help and protect her. But who, exactly, does Daphne need protection from? The cruelty of the other girls at school? Or the medium who seems to be taking her mother even further under her wing?

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Killadelphia #1 Jun 10, 2020
9.5

Killadelphia comes highly recommended by a couple of sources I highly respect in comics Twitter and Youtube. Unfortunately, I was drunk while reading the book and didn't get the comic at all. I reread the book today and it was so good I actually reconsidered alcoholism.

Killadelphia follows Jim Sangster, Jr., a man walking in the footsteps of his father, literally and figuratively. Aft more

Killadelphia #1

By: Rodney Barnes, Jason Shawn Alexander
Released: Nov 27, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! "SINS OF THE FATHER," Part One-Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wutang: An American Saga, Marvel's Runaways, and Starz's American Gods-RODNEY BARNES.
When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered Philadelphia ...

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GTMedia Reviews added Killadelphia to their pull list Jun 10, 2020

Killadelphia

SERIES PREMIERE! "SINS OF THE FATHER," Part One-Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wutang: An American Saga, Marvel's Runaways, and Starz's American Gods-RODNEY BARNES.
When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered Philadelphia ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Space Bandits #5 Jun 10, 2020
9.5

Mark Millar has been on an absolute tear. It's hard to believe that Space Bandits, Chrononauts, American Jesus: The New Messiah, and Prodigy come from the same creator. Each series is wildly different from each other and each has been amazing. This bodes well as the series transition from print to streaming.

Space Bandits is particularly impressive in that it gave us a pair of really i more

Space Bandits #5

By: Mark Millar, Matteo Scalera
Released: Nov 6, 2019

    END OF STORY ARC! In the spectacular climax of the first volume of SPACE BANDITS, our heroes are called upon to save Viggo from the jaws of a monstrous, bloodthirsty princess. In this high-octane final issue, the girls must use their criminal cunning and combat skills to get out alive.

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9.0

The Curse of Brimstone Annual #1 is the first issue where I questioned how much gas was left in the series.

I say this because the opening act of the book is nearly identical to the last issue I reviewed. The only difference is that Dr. Fate has been swapped out by John Constantine. It's a legit concern but in a vacuum and without prior knowledge of the previous issue the story here is more

The Curse of Brimstone Annual #1

By: Denys Cowan, Mike Perkins
Released: Jan 23, 2019

In this thrilling new annual, Brimstone and Annie are called to help prevent a cult from bringing their god to life via a sacrificial ritual...by none other than John Constantine! Then, explore the origins of Wandering Jack. Plus, witness some of the supernatural deals the Salesman has made throughout the ages. (When you bargain with the devil, pre...

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9.0

I mentioned in my review of the first issue that it felt like Superman was placed into the story as an afterthought. The comic could have been easily released without the hero or his name on the title and the book could have still worked.

The issue immediately rectifies that concern and places a huge emphasis on Superman and his alien heritage.

Clark keeps getting visions o more

Superman Smashes The Klan #2

By: Gene Luen Yang, Guri Hiru
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Teenager Tommy Lee is missing, and Superman is on the case! It can't be a coincidence that just last night, Tommy bravely confronted the Klan of the Fiery Cross when they surrounded the Lee family's Metropolis house and told them to go back to Chinatown.
The year is 1946, and Clark Kent is so new to being Superman that he hasn't yet learned to ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Killmonger #5 May 31, 2020
9.5

"I offered you a kingdom. You wanted to be a slave. Slaves do what they're told"

-Killmonger

We're finally concluding this series of reviews of Brian Hill and Juan Ferreyra's Killmonger series. The comic picks a year after the events of the last issue with Erik fully embracing his Killmonger persona.

Erik's depiction here is night and day from the first installmen more

Killmonger #5

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Mar 6, 2019

OWN YOUR NAME!
His family is dead. The few friends he's made are dead. And his lover...is about to be. There is nothing left of the boy named N'Jadaka. Now there is only the vengeance to come. Bryan Hill and Juan Ferreyra bring Erik Killmonger to the edge - and he's not coming back.
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9.5

It may be a hard pill to swallow but DC is a better publisher than Marvel. There are some rough patches like Brian Michael Bendis's take on Superman or the Batman Wedding that turned into a disaster but the line has consistent bright spots regardless of the missteps.

DC does seem to have more cool concepts that work and even better art. Elseworlds/What if Stories aren't new but the s more

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1

By: Scott Snyder, Javi Fernandez
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Don't miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event "Batman: Knightfall"! Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams. In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in const...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Major X #5 May 29, 2020
5.0

Marvel is often accused of flooding the shelves with series that have no real merit or reason to exist. Major X is one of those series. When I picked up Major X #1 It was sold on Rob Liefields return to Marvel and working on new characters. Five issues deep and we're looking at a hot mess. Is it the worst title on the shelves, possibly.

In this issue, we see Major X, M'Koy, and The X-e more

Major X #5

By: Rob Liefeld, Brent Peeples
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The conclusion of a tale almost 30 years in the making - the fate of the X-Istance! The rise of the X-Ential! And the full identity of Major X himself!
Rated T+

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10

Simone Di Meo is God-Tier, we can start shilling this title there. Power Rangers/TMNT is a gorgeous comic book. I'm reading this mini-series and also catching up on the main series "Beyond the Grid" arc. Between each series, Simone has displayed tremendous growth.

If you're a fan of either franchise this issue is absolutely perfect. Ryan portrays ideal versions of both intellectual pro more

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

By: Ryan Parrott, Simone Di Meo
Released: Jan 8, 2020

Tommy faces a shocking betrayal within the Foot Clan that puts him in the crosshairs of their leader - Shredder! But can the Rangers and Turtles put their differences aside before Shredder unleashes his ultimate weapon? No Rangers or Turtles fan can miss this shocking last page!

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9.5

It's been a while since I've read Batman: White Knight. It was an excellent and self-contained Batman story that ended cleanly. I never thought that the White Knight story would see or need a sequel. I feel that way regardless of how this story turns out.

The Murphyverse is Sean Gordon Murphy's imprint and feels like the spiritual successor to Batman: The Animated Series. I like Murphy more

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jul 24, 2019

In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family's legacy-and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry u...

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10

Bloodshot Salvation ended up being one of the best mini-series I've ever read. I never read a Bloodshot comic before. I don't even know if I'd ever picked up a Valiant book prior to 2018. I'm finally closing out this series of reviews and looking back it's been a master class of a series.

This issue covers Bloodshot finally escaping the future after completing his mission of killing a more

Bloodshot: Salvation #12

By: Jeff Lemire, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Aug 8, 2018

The long road to salvation ends here!
Bloodshot has traveled from the depths of the Deadside to the far-flung future of 4002 A.D. to save his daughter's life...and spare her the murderous inheritance of the nanites that flow through both their veins. Now, stranded at the crossroads of the 41st century with one last mission between them and free...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed The Resistance #1 May 15, 2020
9.5

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I picked up "The Resistance" #1 before the state-mandated shutdown went into effect. It was one of the last comics I picked up from my LCS before it got shuttered at the outset of the pandemic.

This is my first AWA title and the presentation is of incredible quality. The story and art direction are awesome. It becomes apparent very quickly that th more

The Resistance #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato
Released: Mar 18, 2020

J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One, returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Deathstroke #40 May 15, 2020
7.5

I've read the last couple of Deathstroke arc's and I never really felt like I had a firm grasp on the series. I love the character but can't get into his supporting cast. I never walk away from the book with a bad experiment but I'm never excited by the next installment.

This issue finishes the Arkham installment and I still don't know quite know what's going on. What I do know is that more

Deathstroke #40

By: Christopher Priest, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Feb 6, 2019

Deathstroke's son Jericho breaks into Arkham Asylum in an effort to free him, but Slade Wilson is caught up in his own conflict with the return of Dev-a.k.a. "Death Masque"-and the realization that his hallucinatory trip into outer space may have been more real than previously advertised! Meanwhile, Two-Face has Rose dead to rights-is there anyone ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Stealth #1 May 12, 2020
9.0

I happened upon Stealth by accident. It had two things going for it immediately.

1. The Story was set in Detroit, my Home Town
2. The Lead characters were Black, yes I'm that shallow.


Beyond that, the comic is solid and has one of the most clever and out of nowhere plot twists I've ever seen pulled off in a comic. The twist is so awesome that I had legit "Oh Shit more

Stealth #1

By: Mike Costa, Nate Bellegarde
Released: Mar 11, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! For decades, Stealth has waged war on crime in Detroit, but now he's taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth's reckless behavior is an older man battling Alzheimer's-his father. A father unwilling to accept that he's no longer the hero this city needs... with enemies all too eager t...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed SFSX (Safe Sex) #2 May 11, 2020
8.0

Tina Horn's Safe Sex #1 was a surprisingly awesome introduction to this world. Upon reading the first issue I added the series to my pull list and described the book as 1984 but with sex workers. This issue pushes the story forward a bit and by the end adds a layer of "A Clockwork Orange" into the mix.

Avory is roundly rejected by her former associates after pleading for help in savin more

SFSX (Safe Sex) #2

By: Tina Horn, Michael Dowling
Released: Oct 30, 2019

"EXPOSURE"
On the run, Avory seeks help from an unexpected source. The entire Dirty Mind team gets horrifying news about a fallen friend that galvanizes them into action against the Party!

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