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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 Bloodshot #1 Dec 7, 2019
7.5

I watched a recent video by Yo Boi Zack, from the Comics Matter, Youtube Channel. He spoke about Comic Publishers pushing writers over artists to the detriment of the comic book industry. To an extent, I agree. Artists like Jim Lee, Brett Booth, and Todd Mcfarlane can push units on pretty much any title they put their names on, at least initially.

The downside is that once you got the more

Bloodshot #1

By: Tim Seeley, Brett Booth
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Bloodshot is back with a few new thrilling tricks up his sleeve!
No amount of high-octane explosions can keep Bloodshot from completing his new mission.
Who is the mysterious BLACK BAR, and what do they want with Bloodshot?

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7.0

TMNT fans always cite the much-maligned image volume as being too dark. The series is a bit darker than I remembered but the standout flaw for me is the linework. Frank Fosco isn't a terrible artist. I did a google search after reading this issue and some of his work is truly inspired but this series just isn't his best.

The impression I'm getting from this series is that the publisher more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #8

By: Gary Carlson, Frank Fosco
Released: Dec 19, 2018

The search for Casey Jones' daughter continues, bringing to light new, startling truths. As the strain on the Turtles and their family grows, a determined Mikey takes matters into his own hands... but will he be able to escape a showdown with the mob?!

The entire TMNT Volume 3 run-all 23 issues-reprinted in full color for the first time!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Dick Tracy Forever #4 Dec 1, 2019
8.5

Dick Tracy Forever started out simple but transitioned into being the most complex story involving the detective that I've ever read. The story also goes from being an examination of modern-day white-collar crime in issue #3 to an eerie sci-fi scenario that feels more plausible than most would care to admit in this final installment.

My reaction to this series has been mixed but I've en more

Dick Tracy Forever #4

By: Michael Avon Oeming
Released: Aug 7, 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-even in the far-flung future! Join Eisner Award...

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9.5

The current state of the comic book industry isn't great. Due to this unfortunate reality, there isn't much innovation when it comes to mainstream titles. Occasionally Marvel or DC will swing for the fences and launch new series with original characters but if the new characters don't immediately catch on the series will be canceled and they will go back to properties that are proven to generate s more

The Curse of Brimstone #8

By: Justin Jordan, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Talk about a horror show-and the demonic lead character ain't even the half of it! Siblings Joe and Annie find themselves in a town terrorized by the omnipotently evil Bel Dame, who uses an army of the maimed undead to do her bidding-such as torturing Joe (a.k.a. Brimstone). The Bel Dame decides to teach our fiery hero a lesson in sacrifice, and it...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Excellence #2 Nov 30, 2019
10

One of the saddest parts about reviewing comics is that you'll regularly hit a string of mainstream comics that get a lot of attention but are ultimately mediocre. Reviewing these books are a chore but you push through because you're a reviewer, it's kinda your job.

On the other hand, you'll review a good book or great indie comic and nobody will read the blog or check out the comic. more

Excellence #2

By: Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph
Released: Jun 19, 2019

The Aegis protects the world, but not everyone is equal is their eyes. A lesson their newest recruit, Spencer Dales, learns the hard way when he crosses the Aegis's unseen master: the Overseer!

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9.5

I struggle with Shredder in Hell. On the one hand its easily one of the most beautiful books released in 2019. It's also the most unique series in the TMNT line. The problem with the series is that at times I'm reading the series and totally lost. The script mentions "The Dream" which is ironic because the series has read like a fever dream.

The confusing direction of the series is pri more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #4

By: Mateus Santolouco
Released: Aug 28, 2019

The most infamous villain in the TMNT universe gets his own mini-series! Oroku Saki faces the Dragon! With demons closing in on every side, the Shredder faces the truth about the world's primal forces, the mysterious Pantheon, and his own soul! Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the world of TMNT!

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8.0

excellent comic.
this Shredder mini-series is the best thing to come out of IDW in ages.

Mateus Santolouco's art is amazing!
and the story truly feel like Purgatory. like a Hellish nightmare.
the design of the Dragon and Demons is just beautiful.
the characterizations of Hammato Yoshi and Oroku Saki are perfect.

*******Spoiler*******

it's always more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #4

By: Mateus Santolouco
Released: Aug 28, 2019

The most infamous villain in the TMNT universe gets his own mini-series! Oroku Saki faces the Dragon! With demons closing in on every side, the Shredder faces the truth about the world's primal forces, the mysterious Pantheon, and his own soul! Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the world of TMNT!

GTMedia Reviews reviewed Road of Bones #1 Nov 16, 2019
8.5

Road of bones #1 was a blind purchase from my Local Comic Shop. I saw the cover, flipped through it and added it to the list.

I'm a huge fan of horror and Road of Bones was a really interesting reading experience. It's set in Russia, 1953. Our lead character Roman Morozov is the cook in a hellish Siberian prison. The locale is frigid and the prisoners here are severely beaten and abus more

Road of Bones #1

By: Rich Douek, Alex Cormack
Released: May 22, 2019

In 1953, the Siberian Gulag of Kolyma is hell on Earth-which is why Roman Morozov leaps at the chance to escape it. But even if they make it out, Roman and his fellow escapees still have hundreds of miles of frozen tundra between them and freedom. With the help of a mysterious being straight out of his childhood fairy tale stories, Roman just might...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Space Bandits #3 Nov 16, 2019
10

I finished Mirka Andolfa's Unnatural a couple of months ago and was kinda lost about it. Thankfully Space Bandit's has come across to fill that void as the most entertaining indie comic I'm currently reading. Three issues deep and it's already the most visually creative title I've seen in ages. It's not the most original concept but what the series lacks in originality it makes up for by just bein more

Space Bandits #3

By: Mark Millar, Matteo Scalera
Released: Sep 4, 2019

Cody has scores to settle. Armed to the hilt, she and her new partner-in-crime hunt their enemies across space, ready to take out the men that wronged them one by one. From a Quez resort to a sex party ship, they're sneaking up on their old crew members and stealing back what's rightfully theirs.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Second Coming #2 Nov 15, 2019
6.5

I know that depending on your stance on religion that the title of this blog post may be offensive. I don't mean to be controversial. The book just isn't doing it for me. I'm a huge Mark Russell fan but I think that this is his worst work since I discovered him in Snagglepuss.

Things may pick up. Expectations may be subverted but I'm honestly not expecting much. I'm bouncing back betwe more

Second Coming #2

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Aug 14, 2019

The book everyone's talking about! When a weirdo stalks and threatens Sunstar's girlfriend, Jesus tries to prevent the superhero from succumbing to rage, but God has other plans! Plus AHOY's customary offerings of illustrated short prose fiction.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Metal Men #1 Nov 11, 2019
8.5

It often felt like I was the only one reading and enjoying Dan Didio and Kenneth Rocafort's Sideways last year. That series started slowly as a Spider-Man clone but ended with Sideways having a distinct personality and backstory. By the end, I was invested in that character's growth and development. I saw that Dan was attached to this story and was interested but not interested enough to make the more

Metal Men #1

By: Dan DiDio, Shane Davis
Released: Oct 16, 2019

The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus' lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse...

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8.5

I picked up Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls a few months ago on a whim. I saw the cover, kept browsing and after passing it several times picked it up. It finally dawned on me that it was a TMNT homage (yes I'm slow). Looking at the back cover I realized that it was produced under the Kevin Eastman banner (Co-Creator: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and I was even more intrigued and decided to m more

Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls #1

By: Kevin Eastman
Released: May 22, 2019

From the pages of Drawing Blood and the mind of Kevin Eastman comes the story-inside-the-story: the indie comic about three crime-fighting mutant cats which launched the Ragdolls franchise in 1992, and kicked off Ragdolls-mania! See where it all began, in this thrilling one-shot from co-creators Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Space Bandits #2 Nov 9, 2019
10

Space Bandits feels more like a television adaption than a modern comic. I mean that in a good way. The story would work in either medium but I think would easily translate to the big or small screen if given the chance. Thena and Cody are characters you'd love to have a beer with even though they are both noted as being extremely dangerous.

This issue dials back the 80's motif and fo more

Space Bandits #2

By: Mark Millar, Matteo Scalera
Released: Aug 7, 2019

The bandits are locked in a penal colony and looking to bust out. While Thena bulks up to compete in the Big Bout and earn her ticket to freedom, Cody puts her cunning mind to work on an escape plan. But how will they flee The Crustacean, and who'll be their first target when they do?

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Detective Comics #995 Nov 8, 2019
10

The difference between Peter Tomasi's Detective Comics and Tom Kings Batman is night and day. While I usually expect Tom King's Batman to be hit and miss. Peter's Batman is a beast.

This comic picks up on the cliffhanger of the last issue. Leslie Thompkins unfortunately succumbs and dies after being infected by a modified Joker Toxin. The comic goes on from there and we get another dev more

Detective Comics #995

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jan 2, 2019

Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at the Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow creature plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to the violent vendetta. Will those tragedies send Batman over the edge? Good thing he's on his way to Arkham Asylum-but will he ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Marauders #1 Nov 4, 2019
9.0

So with House of X, Powers of X and X-Men #1 out of the way we get the first X-Book under the Dawn of X banner not written by Johnathan Hickman. I was gonna review X-Men #1 but I didn't care enough to throw 1000 words up about it so I figured I'd start here. I could have also reviewed Excaliber #1 but, fuck that book.

I was nervous about reading the non-Hickman X-Men books. It's been h more

Marauders #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Oct 23, 2019

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Major X #3 Nov 4, 2019
7.5

It's been so long since I reviewed Major X #2 that I barely remember what happened in it. That being said, you don't need to read that volume to have a decent time here. There's a lot of action. A ton of beautiful art from Whilce Portacio and some cool character dynamics explored.

The book opens with a sparring session between Wolverine and M'Koy who for all intents and purposes is Bea more

Major X #3

By: Rob Liefeld, Whilce Portacio
Released: May 1, 2019

With the X-Istence threatened, Major X has no choice but to leap through time to save it. With a little help from Cable and Wolverine, can even the Major overcome the terrible threat of an infamous killer with the initials DP?
Rated T+

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GTMedia Reviews added Superman Smashes The Klan to their pull list Nov 3, 2019

Superman Smashes The Klan

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis' Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the c...

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9.5

characters. The first thing I'll mention is the beautiful cover from David Wachter. David is by far my favorite cover artist and he delivers another gem here with Splinter behind bars. Most publishers reserve their best covers for variants. Dave's covers are generally some of the best covers no matter what variants IDW commissions for this series. His covers also generally relate to something that more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Oct 30, 2019

City at War, Part 7. New York City descends into chaos after the unthinkable events of the last issue! Bishop is relentless in his pursuit, and a final showdown between Donatello and Metalhead will prove explosive!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Killmonger #3 Nov 3, 2019
10

It's often said that a good villain needs to be more interesting than the hero he's put up against. What happens when the comic you're reading is full of bad guys.

Killmonger #3 is excellent. It one of the best single issues I've read this year and the series shaped up to be one of the best mini-series of the past decade. I originally read the book a few months back but lost track of t more

Killmonger #3

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Jan 2, 2019

BULLSEYE ON THE KING!
  "Killmonger" is more than a chosen name. Erik learned the art of murder as a mere child, trained in mercilessness by Ulysses Klaw himself. But next to Bullseye - the Kingpin's right-hand killer, the plague of Daredevil, the deadliest assassin in New York City - Killmonger is a lamb up for slaughter.
Parental Advisor...

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8.5

There's a lot to like about the Last Knight on Earth. The art is simply stunning and horrifying in spots. Scott Snyder delivers one of the grandest and sweeping Batman concepts I've ever read. The book keeps it interesting, constantly raising new questions and introducing new ideas on every other page.

To get heavy into plot details would be to go into spoilers. We see the fate of a nu more

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 31, 2019

The world has been destroyed, and Batman is on a quest to find out who's responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as "the Plains of Solitude."

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Crucified #3 Nov 2, 2019
10

One of the most interesting and unique series I'm reading right now is Crucified from Scout Comics. The Pitch sold me. Issue #2 was solid and this volume knocks it out of the park.

We get to see _ assassination attempt. The attempt is interesting as doesn't go anywhere near how I expected it to go. It leaves him wondering "Is it true" is the Christ, the messiah?

There is a more

Crucified #3

By: Sheldon Allen, Armin Ozdic
Released: Aug 28, 2019

For the first time in his lucrative and deadly career, Lucas fails to complete an assignment. With his mysterious employers enraged, Lucas seeks possible answers from a most unexpected person, while Jessica receives troubling news related to one of her assets in Mexico.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Chrononauts #1 Oct 30, 2019
9.5

I've been reading comics for a long time. I'm pretty sure I first started looking at comics before I could actually read them. Chrononauts is one of the most unique and ambitious comics I've ever encountered.

Issues 1 through 4 are all released the same day. It's a little weird but once you start reading the book and the twist is revealed you'll understand why the book was released thi more

Chrononauts #1

By: Mark Millar, Sean Gordon Murphy
Released: Mar 18, 2015

From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They're also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time conti...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Aquaman #41 Oct 26, 2019
8.0

Aquaman/Justice League Drowned Earth was the DC crossover that was released in conjunction with the Aquaman movie last year. (This review is Late AF).

I reviewed Justice League #10 which was the first prelude. I don't recall being all that impressed with the comic. Thankfully Dan Abnett steps it up. This issue does a great job of setting up the conflict for our heroes.

Pri more

Aquaman #41

By: Dan Abnett, Vicente Cifuentes
Released: Oct 17, 2018

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE, the road to "Drowned Earth" starts here!
Aquaman is missing-and the world has gone to hell! With Arthur imprisoned by Black Manta, Queen Mera is left to deal with the arrival of an alien armada aiming to punish the Earth for the sins of Atlantis. As the cosmic tides begin to rise, Mera finds herself in a fight ...

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7.0

I read Transformers/Ghostbusters #1 a couple of months back and thought it was a nice homage to both franchises. The characterization of the Ghostbusters was spot on and the humor kept me engaged from beginning to end.

This issue takes a considerable step back on all accounts. I mentioned in the review of the previous issue that I wouldn't talk about the art again, I lied. Dan Schoenin more

Transformers/Ghostbusters #2

By: Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening
Released: Jul 17, 2019

"GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON" Part 2! Okay. So. It seems as though there are giant robots who can disguise themselves as vehicles out there in the universe, and, as it happens, one of them as taken the place of Ecto-1. When the Ghostbusters discover this replacement, they naturally have a lot of questions-and this time, even the boys in gray might not beli...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman #61 Oct 23, 2019
7.5

Batman #61 is the weirdest single issue I've read in a long time. Not because it was particularly hard to follow but because of the choices made by Tom King and the creative team.

Issue #60 ended on the cliffhanger of Alfred being knocked out and Penguin being kidnapped presumably by Bane's henchmen. Rather than continue that story we get an odd detour.

Batman is investigat more

Batman #61

By: Tom King, Travis Moore
Released: Dec 19, 2018

What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrates his own parents' deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with Nightwing artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror fr...

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8.5

TMNT #98 sets the table for issue #99 and issue #100, the concluding chapter of the City at War Story Arc. The book isn't quite as exciting as prior issues but avoids being labeled inconsequential. Stuff definitely does happen in this book and we catch up with key players on all sides of the conflict.

Hun has formed an alliance with Agent Bishop and the Earth Protection Force. It's als more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #98

By: Tom Waltz, Michael Dialynas
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"City at War," Part 6. As power in New York City's underworld is consolidated, the populace goes to the polls to potentially elect Baxter Stockman as Mayor. A devastating act will change the city forever, and Raphael must choose which side he's on! A pivotal issue with major events that will change the course of TMNT history!

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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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