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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 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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10

I flirted with reviewing TMNT #94-95 together since I was late (As Usual) but decided to review the issues separately since there was so much going on in this issue. 

The cliffhanger for #93 was pretty severe with Jannika being stabbed by Karai in a double cross and bleeding out.
 
This issue covers the aftermath and the escalation of the city at war story arc. 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #94

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: May 29, 2019

"City at War, Part 2." As battle lines are drawn in the criminal underworld of New York City, Old Hob takes his mission to the next level, and he'll have unexpected help from one of the TMNT!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Second Coming #1 Jul 13, 2019
7.0

In the past two years, Mark Russell has become one of my favorite comic book writers. He wrote my favorite series of 2018, Snagglepuss. My favorite single issue of 2018, Lex Luthor & Porky Pig. He also recently concluded an excellent Lone Ranger mini-series with Dynamite.

Second Coming may become a great series now that the setup is out of the way, but this issue is off. The main proble more

Second Coming #1

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Jul 10, 2019

AHOY is proud to present-for the first time anywhere-the series everyone's talking about, by award-winning writer Mark Russell (Snagglepuss, The Flintstones) and artist Richard Pace (Pitt, New Warriors)! God commands Earth's mightiest super-hero, Sunstar, to accept Jesus as his roommate and teach him how to use power in ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman: Damned #3 Jul 12, 2019
7.0

Full disclosure, I cheated with this review. I was totally lost after reading this issue. I went back and read it again and was still fuzzy. At that point, I said f*ck it and watched Comics Explains rundown of the issue. 


I typically never watch other content creators opinions prior to sharing mine for fear that their opinions may influence my own and diminish the credibility o more

Batman: Damned #3

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Jun 26, 2019

The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman's most baffling case brings him face to face with his worst nightmare in this highly anticipated finale!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Sideways #11 Jul 12, 2019
9.0

I recently reviewed Silencer #11 and now I'm reviewing Sideways. Sideways was canceled months ago. The last issue of the Silencer shipped last month. 

The sad thing is that both of these issues along with Damage #11 and the always awesome Curse of the Brimstone had all hit their stride. 

The cancellations, in my opinion, are based more around the lack of faith in these char more

Sideways #11

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

Sideways...caught between a cop and a hard case! Derek's got the cops in his house when he uncovers an important clue that could crack his mother's case wide open. Seems the powers that be at Dark Sciences know about his superpowers, and they've got the paperwork to prove it. But then metahuman mercenary Bolt crashes the party, puts the kibosh on D...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Naomi #3 Jul 7, 2019
8.0

Brian Michael Bendis may be one of the most polarizing men in comics right now. He constantly gets so much hate directed at him it's hard to believe that at one point he was comic book royalty. He's still one of the most notable creators out there but the general consensus is that he's past his prime. In some circles, the consensus is he should be put out to pasture. 

Apparently, he's more

Naomi #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jamal Campbell
Released: Mar 20, 2019

A brand-new character in the DC Universe comes into focus as Naomi confronts the one person in her small town she is convinced knows the secret of her mysterious adoption and her obsession with Superman. The truth is going to change both her and the DC Universe forever. The secret of Naomi opens the door to an enormous reveal you will not want to m...

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8.5

After it was announced that we were getting a legit Ghostbusters 3 I was so excited that I announced publicly that I would begin collecting the Ghostbusters comics. 

My first book was Ghostbusters 20/20 and the enthusiasm went about as limp as your grandfather is right now. 

I saw the announcement that the Ghostbusters would be teaming up with Transformers and my eyebrows more

Transformers/Ghostbusters #1

By: Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening
Released: Jun 26, 2019

"GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON" PART 1! After years of civil war, the Autobots fled Cyberton, leaving their home planet in the evil clutches of Megatron and his Decepticons. Years later and millions of miles away, the Autobots pick up a Cybertronian distress signal from a mysterious planet called Earth. The ghostly signal shouldn't exist, and it'll bring Opt...

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GTMedia Reviews added Transformers/Ghostbusters to their pull list Jul 6, 2019

Transformers/Ghostbusters

"GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON" PART 1! After years of civil war, the Autobots fled Cyberton, leaving their home planet in the evil clutches of Megatron and his Decepticons. Years later and millions of miles away, the Autobots pick up a Cybertronian distress signal from a mysterious planet called Earth. The ghostly signal shouldn't exist, and it'll bring Opt...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed The Silencer #11 Jul 5, 2019
7.5

Of the 4 New Age of Heroes titles that I review regularly, The Silencer tends to be one of the weaker series. Aside from some really high spots the series gets grounded by a few basic problems outside of its control.

we'll touch on some in this review, but we get a reprieve from my normal complaints regarding the series this time around.

The book is worth reading primarily more

The Silencer #11

By: Dan Abnett, Jack Herbert
Released: Nov 28, 2018

The Silencer better get a snowplow guy on the horn quick, or she'll "Die Another Snow Day" in part one of this new epic!
The first year of the series builds to this, so expect all the loose ends to get tied up. As the Leviathan War approaches its fateful conclusion, Talia's true goal stands revealed-and it means bad news for everyone in THIS M...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed The Walking Dead #193 Jul 4, 2019
10

I just reviewed The Walking Dead #190 last week and upon reading that issue I never got the impression that the series was about to end. I'm fairly behind on my reviews as you may have probably noticed if you check out my timeline. I saw that something big happened in #192 but I managed to avoid spoilers. You would think that the events would have been bigger than they are. 

I haven't more

The Walking Dead #193

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Jul 3, 2019

"THE FARMHOUSE": Out in the countryside, trouble is brewing for a certain someone.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Turok #2 Jun 30, 2019
9.5

Damn, this issue was awesome. That being said this is the shortest review I've done in a while. I'm not too heavy into the characters here or the lore of the setting but Ron Marz is an amazing writer and sells all of it.  I also liked that we're shown not told why Turok is such a dangerous threat or ally. 

I just finished reading Mark Russell's Lone Ranger, also from Dynamite and its more

Turok #2

By: Ron Marz, Roberto Castro
Released: Feb 20, 2019

Turok and Andar pierce the veil and find themselves out of time, literally, in the Lost Valley! The Kiowa warriors are surrounded by hungry dinosaurs, and their only possible allies are the cavalry soldiers sworn to capture them. But all is not as it seems in the time-lost land, and the key to solving the mystery might well be the shadowy bounty hu...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Marvels Annotated #1 Jun 30, 2019
10

Marvels is without a doubt my favorite series of all time. It's what all comic books should aspire to be and expresses the magic of Marvel Comics and the medium in general. 

Kurt Busiek was God-Tier throughout the series and Alex Ross was in his prime delivering some of the best art of his career. To this day I'm amazed at just home much ground was covered in these four issues. The pas more

Marvels Annotated #1

By: Alex Ross
Released: Feb 13, 2019

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch - little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels! Prepare to relive Marvel's Golden Age fro...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed DCeased #1 Jun 30, 2019
7.5

I am a huge fan of Robert Kirkman's Marvel Zombies and to date believe I have every one-shot and mini-series related to the event. I even have the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics in which they were introduced. 

When I heard that DC was doing its own version of the zombie apocalypse, I had mixed feelings. The story feels about 10 years too late. Marvel Zombies has been shelved and The Wa more

DCeased #1

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: May 1, 2019

"I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him."-Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unpr...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Man-Eaters Vol. 1 Jun 27, 2019
9.0

I first heard of Chelsea Cain's Maneaters via comicsgate. Around the time of the release, there were videos floating around reviewing the book and ripping it to shreds for being awful, gross and pushing feminist propaganda. I even considered joining in on the act and picking the book up for some of that easy, sweet, sweet clickbait. 

I decided against it mainly because  I just didn't more

Man-Eaters Vol. 1

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk

Adolescent girls can be real monsters. Maude is twelve-which is just about that age when some girls turn into flesh-eating wildcats. As her detective dad investigates a series of strange mauling attacks, Maude begins to worry that she might be the killer. From the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Justice League #10 Jun 24, 2019
7.5

How sad is it that I'm still reviewing comics from 2018. I know its weird but I truly feel that It's worth my time because comics are in a rough spot in 2019, and maybe you've missed this issue or any other on this blog. Maybe it inspires you to visit your local comic shop and pick up the issue or trade. 

Drowned earth is a pretty obvious Aquaman centric story. This issue was release more

Justice League #10

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Oct 17, 2018

THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Eart...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Damage #12 Jun 23, 2019
8.5

Now I can't prove it and DC Comics will never admit it but I totally believe DC editorial messed up the sequence of covers for Damage #11 and #12. 

Damage #11 Features the character going up against the Justice League. This issue features the fight with Superman promised last month. One of my complaints on that issue was that the cover was misleading. If the covers got mixed up, it mak more

Damage #12

By: Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Will Damage earn his spot as the world's strongest hero-or will he be branded a villain forever? It's Damage versus the Justice League, and it'll take more than brute strength to win the day. Even with an unstoppable alter ego, Ethan's gotta use both brains and brawn to have a hope against the League, because they've got a knock-'em-dead trick up t...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed The Walking Dead #190 Jun 23, 2019
9.5

Walking Dead #190 brings something to the table that has been missing for a long time with this series, Momentum.

There has been a drastic improvement in the comic in the last few issues and it involves Robert Kirkman finally getting to the point with the CommonWealth. 

Mercer has staged his coup and seems to be forcibly dragging Rick to his side. 

While this is more

The Walking Dead #190

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Apr 3, 2019

When the dust settles, what will be left of the Commonwealth? And if a community as large and as organized as the Commonwealth can fail, what does this mean for the world? Dark times ahead.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Transformers #2 Jun 22, 2019
8.5

Being that I've never been the biggest Transformers fan or followed the lore too closely I can say that this series is easily my favorite take on these characters to date. 

The issue ironically feels a lot like my previous review, Justice League Odyssey #3 just executed better. The story picks up immediately following the prior issue's cliffhanger. Brainstorm is dead and nothing will e more

Transformers #2

By: Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"Your life is yours to shape." These words form the backbone of the Transformers' society. But Cybertronian police officers Chromia and Prowl learn there's a dark underside as they investigate the murder that's caught Bumblebee in a web of lies and secrets.



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7.0

One of the hardest parts of being a comic reviewer is encountering a string of mediocre comics. Good comics you're typically excited to get your feelings out there. Bad comics tend to be easy to poke holes into and format into a review. With books that fall into the meh category, it's hard to find motivation at all. 

I actually forgot I owned this comic, it got mixed up in a long box more

Justice League: Odyssey #3

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Space may very well be the final frontier for the Odyssey team! It's bad enough when the very environment of space wants to kill you, but when Vril Dox shows up and attacks with an army of Brainiac robots, what chance does the Odyssey team have? Of course, Vril's just doing this to save the Coluan refugees aboard the ship, right? He wouldn't have s...

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