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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 Red Sonja #1 Oct 8, 2019
8.5

I'm a huge fan of Mark Russell and remember picking this up around the time that The Lone Ranger also from Dynamite ended. I'm not sure why it takes n me so long to review this comic.

I've never actually read or purchased a Red Sonja book, but I do recognize her as a Conan The Barbarian spinoff. This issue is a nice and simple introduction to the character. Enough insight into the char more

Red Sonja #1

By: Mark Russell, Mirko Colak
Released: Feb 6, 2019

No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophec...

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8.0

When I was a kid my mom used to pick me up every Monday from school and we'd go to the Movies. Looking back, these times probably were my most cherished experiences with her before she passed away a few years ago.

I remember seeing the trailer for The Island of Dr. Moreau film starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. I wanted to see it but my mom thought it was a bit much and we never got more

H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau #1

By: Ted Adams, Gabriel Rodriguez
Released: Aug 7, 2019

IDW founder and Diablo House writer/co-creator Ted Adams joins Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodr guez to present an all-new adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic science fiction novel. As relevant today as when Wells wrote it in 1896, The Island of Doctor Moreau addresses the question all scientists should ask themselves: "Just because we can ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Crucified #2 Sep 30, 2019
8.5

I reviewed the first issue of Crucified last month and it intrigued me enough that I added it to my pull list. To Recap, after public speaker, "The Christ" single-handedly stops a riot in Compton, he angers business interests that secretly fund the conflict. In response, the powerful interests hire an assassin to take him out. It's a simple premise but it works.

This issue puts the focu more

Crucified #2

By: Sheldon Allen, Armin Ozdic
Released: Jul 31, 2019

Jesus had The Apostles, and The Christ has The Twelve - a dedicated collection of true believers whose sordid and sinister pasts Lucas learns about from a trusted source. Meanwhile, Sujad exacts revenge on a familiar face, and a momentary lapse in judgment causes Larry to reconsider a previous offer.

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GTMedia Reviews added Crucified to their pull list Sep 30, 2019

Crucified

The world's deadliest contract killer just received his next target: A man some believe to be the modern Jesus Christ. Lucas Blank, a gun for hire, finds himself contracted by a powerful NGO to execute a figure known only as the Messiah, who recently stopped a Los Angeles race riot with a single word. Lucas is a professional and it's just another j...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Powers of X #4 Sep 30, 2019
9.0

After putting me through the emotional ringer with House of X #4, Powers of X dials the action back and layers on the intrigue by drawing Mr. Sinister into the mix.

The issue covers a few key plot points that will definitely influence the events of the series and the X-Men Post House/Powers of X. The most talked-about segment of the book has been Mister Sinister and his sassy personali more

Powers of X #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Sep 11, 2019

As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+  

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed House of X #5 Sep 24, 2019
9.5

I wasn't a fan of the Bendis era of X-Men. I absolutely hated what he did with Avengers Vs X-Men. I also wasn't really a fan of the Young X-Men being pulled forward into the current timeline. It was a really lame idea that hung around way too long.

One of the characters Bendis has introduced that I found to be extremely goofy was Goldballs. He was given a ton of attention but seemed to more

House of X #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Unnatural #12 Sep 15, 2019
9.5

I've been sitting on this review for a few weeks and I've actually been dreading writing it. Not because the issue is bad. It's just a bittersweet journey that is finally ending. I stumbled upon Unnatural by accident and had no idea what it was about going in. I was impressed by Mirka Andolfo's linework and the story although not clear at the outset was interesting with a vibrant color palette, an more

Unnatural #12

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Aug 14, 2019

SERIES FINALE! THIS IS THE END! The grand finale of MIRKA ANDOLFO's groundbreaking story is here! Don't worry, we won't spoil the ending for you; let's just say it's Leslie vs. the Glance with the Wolf in between. And yes, it's gonna be epic. But will Leslie live happily ever after?

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed House of X #4 Sep 14, 2019
10

I would have given Powers of X #3 an A+ but it didn't feel quite right after reading this issue. This comic is fantastic and is yet another single issue of the year contender.

Hickman once again minimizes the annotations and tells the story of the X-Men's last stand. The assault on the Mother Mold. Things immediately go bad for our heroes as foreshadowed in last issues cliffhanger

House of X #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 4, 2019

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman #60 Sep 7, 2019
7.0

It's been a while since I reviewed a Tom King Batman Book. Mainly because my review schedule is trash. It's also been because Tom King's star has fallen dramatically for me in 2019. I'll still cover the series but I'm not as enthusiastic as I was when the series first started.

This issue finishes the "Penguin" non-team-up. The main plot covers Batman brutalizing criminals recently rele more

Batman #60

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Batman takes on a new partner, and it's...the Penguin? After rejecting Bane's crime-boss co-op, Cobblepot finds himself in the crosshairs of some very teed-off villains. The feathered felon turns to his old foe to snitch on Bane's scheme, but has to prove his intentions to avoid a Bat-beatdown. Along the way, this Gotham odd couple begins to bond-c...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Ninja-K #9 Sep 7, 2019
9.0

I've been really blessed to have a nice run of comics to review. I tend to lose motivation when books are middling or don't really sustain my interest. Ninja-K #10 is another solid issue in the Christo's Gage run from 2018. Gage's name doesn't come up enough when mentioning the greatest writers working today but he's definitely up there. In addition to this series. He's worked on the Daredevil Net more

Ninja-K #9

By: Christos Gage, Juan Jose Ryp
Released: Jul 18, 2018

The super team vs. super team smackdown you've been waiting for!

It all comes down to this! Ninjak - plus his black-ops backup squad of Livewire, Punk Mambo, Dr. Mirage, and GIN-GR - have been sent into Mexico City to destroy an indestructible target! But their quarry - The Jonin, the Ninja Programme's seemingly ageless former sensei - has...

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9.0

When I finished reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #96 I thought it was a foregone conclusion that Splinter was gonna be killed off in this issue. Then I saw the solicits and I knew he'd survive. Thanks for Spoiling the Issue IDW.

TMNT: City At War Pt 5 covers a lot of ground and gives adequate attention to pretty much all of the principal characters in play right now. I think the onl more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #97

By: Tom Waltz, Michael Dialynas
Released: Aug 28, 2019

City at War, Part 5. With enemies victorious on all sides and allies in short supply, the TMNT are at their lowest point. Yet as the TMNT start to blame themselves, a greater threat looms ever closer...

Don't miss the earth-shaking lead up to TMNT #100!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed House of X #3 Sep 6, 2019
8.0

I'm currently in the midst of a love-hate/relationship with this series. House/Powers of X is easily the best X-story that I've read since the Joss Whedon run of the early 2000s.

The writing is great. The art is God - Tier. I just don't think we're getting enough content in each issue. The text pages fill in the lore of the setting and are greatly appreciated. It's also a cool design c more

House of X #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed DCeased #2 Sep 5, 2019
10

I read Deceased #1 a few weeks back and I wasn't blown away by the initial setup. I was intrigued enough to add it to my monthly pull-list. Now that the premise for the story is out of the way, Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine can get to the good stuff.

It's established pretty early on in the issue that no one is safe and by the end of the issue some heavy-hitting characters are infected more

DCeased #2

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Jun 5, 2019

Millions are dying every minute. Heroes and villains alike are falling. Can the Justice League unite to find a way to stop the spread of death? Can they save humanity from extinction? Can they even save themselves? The key to survival may hinge on the last moments of one of the World's Finest Heroes...
RATED T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Dick Tracy Forever #3 Sep 4, 2019
10

Dick Tracy Forever has been an uneven series so far. The art is superb but the problem has been the story structure. The story has either been broken up into vignettes or paced to read in less than 5 minutes. The book will probably be great in a 9.99 trade, but the floppies haven't really felt like a great return on investment.

That changes with this issue. The story is set current yea more

Dick Tracy Forever #3

By: Michael Avon Oeming
Released: Jun 26, 2019

Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avon...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Powers of X #2 Sep 4, 2019
7.5

I may be going against the general consensus but I didn't really care for this issue. I gave issue #1 a solid recommendation but Powers of X #2 just progressed too closing and nothing of note really happens this go-round.

That's not to say any aspect of the book is technically bad it just felt uneventful. This feeling is also heightened by the feeling that the comic doesn't justify the more

Powers of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 14, 2019

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Unnatural #11 Aug 31, 2019
8.0

***Spoilers***
With issue #11, Unnatural finally ties up most of the remaining plot threads of the series. We learn how Maxine (The Glance) went from being a jilted lover to the series primary antagonist. We also learn of her past history with Carol.

The bulk of Unnatural #11 is an exposition dump. Aside from the fantastical elements to the series. The Glance is one of the most gr more

Unnatural #11

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Leslie has found the strength to fight the Wolf, but now she must get to the last round of the match in one piece. Also: trouble at Evil HQ, as Carol escapes and finds herself face-to-face with the Glance. Stunning art and more mind-blowing revelations abound as MIRKA ANDOLFO's exquisite tale of love and self growth races to the end at full speed!

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9.0

I haven't had a regular review schedule in months and in that time my pull has decreased by about 80% due to series endings or cancellation. I don't really read Marvel and DC has pulled back on its comic publishing line significantly.

I have very few DC comics anymore on my pull anymore and what's left is mainly Batman related. I think I'm starting to feel Batman fatigue. Last Knight o more

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: May 29, 2019

Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And...he was never Batman.
So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this t...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed House of X #2 Aug 25, 2019
10

It took me a minute to get into it but once I figured out Hickman's angle I had to concede, House of X #2 may go down as the best single issue of 2019.

It will be nearly impossible to discuss the issue without spoilers. Moira _. Is a mutant and has been influencing the direction of the X-Men since its inception.

What's really interesting is that this massive retcon doesn't b more

House of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Powers of X #1 Aug 11, 2019
8.5

Powers of X #1 is a really good comic but it doesn't feel like an X-Men book despite the X-Title. What this issue most reminds me of Is Grant Morrison's last arc on X-Men, Here Comes Tomorrow. That arc was also a non-traditional X-Men story with a similar thematic backdrop. 

In the Morrison story, the reader is transported into a far future in which a ragtag band of X-Men has to take d more

Powers of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jul 31, 2019

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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1.5

i'm sorry but the idea of a human mutating into a ninja turtle because of a blood transfusion is just STUPID beyond belief!!
it's forced, contrived, and just plain LAZY!!!

the worst part is it absolutley ruins everything you built over 200 + issue between ongoing series, side-series, mini-series, one-shots and and any other issues in-between.
FOR WHAT? just so you can pander t more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #96

By: Tom Waltz, Michael Dialynas
Released: Jul 31, 2019

"City at War, Part 4." As the war for New York reaches a fever pitch, Splinter makes his final gambit for complete victory. Meanwhile, the Turtles are on the run and may not be able to count on each other for survival! The start of Act 2 of "City at War"!

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GTMedia Reviews - Aug 7, 2019

I agree with all of that I just don't think its that big of a deal if they have a legit story in mind for her. I don't even think splinter is going to make it to issue one 100 but we'll see. I think the series has been on a role lately. My only real issue is that I'm tired of the EPF and agent Bishop. Waltz has rode that angle into the ground.

myconius - Aug 7, 2019

i totally agree with you about the EPF. and i probably wouldn't be so exhausted from the series if Bishop's story had been concluded shortly after issue 70. i just feel like Waltz has dragged out the EPF as well as the Pantheon way too long. and Null was only given to us in dribbs and drabbs, and that isn't anywhere near concluded yet. 1-50 was the best of the series. 51-65 was also very good. once the series had to juggle continuity with TMNT Universe we started seeing a lot more 'filler'.

8.5

I figured that this book would be more of a filler issue. It's not filler to the point that the comic is inconsequential, but the action has definitely been dialed back. Last month ended on the huge cliffhanger and reveal that Jennika, long time agent of the Foot Clan has been mutated into a mutant Turtle.

I wish I could make a big deal about the new Turtle, but I can't. In-universe t more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #96

By: Tom Waltz, Michael Dialynas
Released: Jul 31, 2019

"City at War, Part 4." As the war for New York reaches a fever pitch, Splinter makes his final gambit for complete victory. Meanwhile, the Turtles are on the run and may not be able to count on each other for survival! The start of Act 2 of "City at War"!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Leave the Light On #1 Aug 3, 2019
8.0

Leave on the Light #1 begins like most classic Slasher films, with a murder. After the opening massacre, the comic shifts and introduces the reader to the principal players and sets up a potentially supernatural case for our lead detective. 

The comic is a lot of fun, especially if you're a fan of horror and the macabre. Gary, the gruff, tough as nails Detective has seen murders like t more

Leave the Light On #1

By: Bradley Golden, Alex Sarabia
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Brace yourself for a shocker of a horror story!  In a small town near New York, an undead serial killer has begun claiming the lives of children by using the city's electrical system.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed House of X #1 Aug 3, 2019
9.0

House of X #1 is the highly anticipated X-Men Comic from Jonathan Hickman, one of the greatest writers in modern comics. The comic is really good on its own merits but wasn't quite what I expecting. House of X #1 Feels more like a Zero Issue or -1 than an actual #1

The general premise is that Xavier has discovered a Miracle drug and will exchange it with humanity in exchange for a so more

House of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jul 24, 2019

FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel's m...

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9.0

It's been months since I reviewed TMNT: Urban Legends. I don't remember most of the issue off of the top of my head but I do remember the cliffhanger of Shadow, Casey Jones daughter being kidnapped. 

This issue picks up that thread and puts the focus on Raphael as he takes the lead in investigating the disappearance. The comic is a lot of fun and we get some great development for Rapha more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #7

By: Gary Carlson, Frank Fosco
Released: Nov 21, 2018

Casey Jones' daughter has been kidnapped. The Turtles blame themselves, and as the gravity of their situation threatens to tear them apart, Ralph seeks help from an old enemy who can tell him where the child is... for a terrible price!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Crucified #1 Jul 19, 2019
9.0

Last week I reviewed Mark Russell's and Richard Pace's Second Coming. This week I'm covering Sheldon Allen's Crucified. The differences between the two titles are night and day. What's really weird is that Jesus is trending in comics in 2019.

I happened upon this book randomly. Every week I ritualistically hit my Local Comic Shop and then I browse the store to see whats new. Crucified's more

Crucified #1

By: Sheldon Allen, Armin Ozdic
Released: Jun 26, 2019

The world's deadliest contract killer just received his next target: A man some believe to be the modern Jesus Christ. Lucas Blank, a gun for hire, finds himself contracted by a powerful NGO to execute a figure known only as the Messiah, who recently stopped a Los Angeles race riot with a single word. Lucas is a professional and it's just another j...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Vampirella #1 Jul 19, 2019
8.5

When it was announced that Christopher Priest was gonna be writing Vampirella I raised an eyebrow, but still wasn't interested. I've never been a fan of the character. She's one of those characters like Shi, Lady Death, or Kabuki, from the bad girl era. You know them when you see them but you never brought their books. 


What got me on board with buying the title was an interview more

Vampirella #1

By: Christopher Preist, Ergun Gunduz
Released: Jul 17, 2019

In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella.  50 years later, she doesn't look a day older!!!!  Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-...

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GTMedia Reviews added Vampirella (2019) to their pull list Jul 19, 2019

Vampirella (2019)

In July 1969, the world was first introduced to Vampirella.  50 years later, she doesn't look a day older!!!!  Now, to celebrate her gold anniversary, Dynamite is launching a brand-new, ongoing series featuring the talents of Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Quantum & Woody, Justice League) and European star/American star-in-the-...

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7.5

Shredder in Hell #3 is one of the most beautiful comics on the shelves. It's also one of the most confusing stories I've read in a while. I made an almost identical observation with Batman Damned a couple of weeks back. 

Both stories are somewhat marred by impenetrable plots. I chose the title of this review because once you get past the awesome linework and colors the story is a bit o more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #3

By: Mateus Santolouco
Released: May 15, 2019

The Shredder's long road through the depths of hell reaches a fever pitch as he is forced to face echoes of his own soul! With lives on the line, who will survive the raging inferno? Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the world of TMNT! The most infamous villain in the TMNT universe gets his own mini-series!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Dick Tracy Forever #2 Jul 14, 2019
7.5

Dick Tracy Forever #2 moves the classic detective further along in the timeline. Time Changes but crime remains the same. The story is again broken up into a couple of vignettes. The first is a simple story that plays off of the mythology surrounding Dick Tracy's 2-way Radio, it's a fun intro and blends right into the second story. 

The second story follows Dick Tracy as he questions more

Dick Tracy Forever #2

By: Michael Avon Oeming
Released: May 29, 2019

Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avo...

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9.0

TMNT #95 is arguably the most talked about issue of this series since Donatello was practically murdered in issue #44. That was when I jumped onto the series and I'm pretty sure we'll see a lot of new fans after this one. 

Getting the big reveal and spoiler out of the way up front, we have a fifth turtle, and it's a girl. In a last-ditch effort to save Jannika from death, Leonardo and more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #95

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Jul 3, 2019

City at War Part 3. The Turtles race against time to save one of their own, but beset by obstacles on all sides-including the Earth Protection Force and the tide of approaching battle between two warring ninja clans-will they be too late?

An ally's life hangs in the balance!
The countdown to issue #100 continues!

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