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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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Based on all of the info out there about Yara Flor I expected to be blown away by Future State Wonder Woman #1. Although there is a lot to like about DC's New Wonder Woman and the potential of the series I wasn't impressed by the issue.

On a positive note, I love Yara's character design. Aside from the obvious race swap, there are some cool references to a mythology that doesn't get mu more

Future State: Wonder Woman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend...Wonder Woman! But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it. Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades. Will she ...

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The Last Ronin was on my comic book pull list well before the first issue was released. That installment stuck with me on an emotional level long after putting it down. For that reason, I anticipated this issue but I also dreaded what was to come.

The story picks up some time after the last issue. Mikey (The Last Ronin) is recovering and in the care of an aged April O. Neil. We also le more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2

By: Kevin Eastman, Esau Escorza
Released: Feb 17, 2021

Secrets are revealed as we begin to discover what happened in the past to lead to this nightmarish future.  The Ronin meets an unexpected new ally but the Foot Clan begins an exhaustive sweep of the Bottom to find the vengeful mutant. And what role does Baxter Stockman play?

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Alloy Press - Mar 17, 2021

For me Eastman's segment felt like leftovers. Rarely did I feel like the art matched what was being said with his segment


So far I've reviewed several Future State comics. Most of which has been covering the events in Gotham city. The stories have had varying degrees of success. The main problem across the Future State line of titles is the feeling that we've been dropped into the middle of an existing storyline with no preamble or recap.

Batman/Superman #1 acts as a prequel and is tasked with filling in more

Future State: Batman/Superman #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ben Oliver
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Back in the early days of the Magistrate’s occupation of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne found himself pushed to the edge like never before. So calling the Man of Steel in for backup makes sense, right? Wrong. Gotham’s sinister overlords have already sprung the ultimate trap on the Last Son of Krypton...and with Kryptonian power at your command, no on...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Fallen Angels #3 Feb 17, 2021

Fallen Angels was one of the first real duds in the Dawn of X line of titles. In hindsight, it should have been a red flag to the fanbase. The series is a footnote at this point and has probably been memory-holed unless you spend your restless nights reviewing old comics as I do.

Before getting into any actual review of the comic it's worth mentioning that the cover has nothing to do w more

Fallen Angels #3

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Dec 11, 2019

Psylocke's past continues to haunt her as she molds her companions into a fighting force... But can they take on the children of Apoth?
Rated T+

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I've never read an Aquaman story that really resonated with me. The film made me a fan of the character but none of the material I've consumed since the movie dropped made me want to actually invest in the character. The Irony is that Future State: Aquaman is the best Aquaman comic I've ever read and Arthur Curry doesn't even appear in the book.

The comic follows Aqualad who has gradua more

Future State: Aquaman #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jan 27, 2021

When Jackson Hyde accepted the mantle of Aquaman, he didn’t expect to also have to mentor Andy Curry, Arthur and Mera’s teen daughter. Nor did he expect that he and Andy would get sucked into the Confluence-an interdimensional nexus that connects distant planets and galaxies through the One Great Ocean. And he certainly didn’t expect to lose ...

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Prior to diving into a mostly negative review, I'd like to mention at the outset that this issue isn't terrible. The story is competent, the art is decent and in line with most books using DC's house style. If this was my first experience with The Flash I can't say I'd dislike the issue. Every comic is someone's first and I try to keep that in mind when I'm reading a comic or posting a review. I c more

Future State: The Flash #1

By: Brandon Vietti, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Jan 6, 2021

With no powers, no backup and no other choice, Barry Allen and the other former Flashes face the deadliest threat they’ve ever encountered-Wally West. Possessed by an evil force trapped for thousands of years inside the Speed Force, Barry turns to his greatest foes’ weapons to save the young man he loves like a son. In the end, how much will Ba...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Hawkman #6 Feb 3, 2021

It's been a while since I reviewed a Hawkman comic. It's unfortunate because Hawkman is one of the best traditional mainstream Superhero comics I've reviewed in recent years. Lack of reviews has less to do with the quality of a title but based on what I have at the top of my pile at any given time.

I forget how we got into this situation but Hawkman and The Atom have shrunk down into t more

Hawkman #6

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Nov 14, 2018

Good things really do come in small packages! Longtime wingmen Hawkman and the Atom (Ray Palmer) continue their battle against the rampaging Moz-Ga in the depths of the Microverse, and though the heroes have shrunk, the stakes are enormous! That fateful battle leads our heroes to the next clue in Hawkman's quest, one that will finally reveal the se...

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There have been several attempts in recent years to bring Batman and by extension Bruce Wayne down to earth by removing his wealth and resources. This makes sense considering that Batman's status has been raised to the point where he is sometimes seen as being on the level of Superman and Wonder Woman even though he's basically just a rich guy with an amazing skill set.

Future State: D more

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Wonder Twins #4 Feb 1, 2021

Mark Russell can be a God-Tier writer but he tends to meander when he's not writing a tight or focused story. Wonder Twins has some interesting underlying themes but the humor doesn't always work and the jokes in this installment couldn't move a crowd with a gun. Take that statement with a grain of salt. I'm a little older, crankier, and out of touch with most of the people, I interact with. >

I'm not even sure if Wonder Twins has an overall point. There is a villain plot involving "The League of Annoyance" that offers a throughline for the series but the focus appears to be a series of vignettes detailing the twins and their adapting to life on earth. This isn't the worst comic I've reviewed but the hit rate on the jokes is pretty low and if this was Showtime at the Apollo Mark would have been swept off the stage.

This issue has the Wonder Twins branching out of school and superheroic's and going out on the town. Jayna goes out with a guy that happens to be a member of the aforementioned "League of Annoyance". Zan also finds companionship with a girl clearly using him as a rebound. I don't want to spoil the comic but shenanigans ensue on both sides.

There's also a subplot in this issue involving their friend Polly whose father is being blackmailed by Lex Luthor into becoming a supervillain. Polly doesn't really stand out as a character and falls into the consistent trap of mainstream Black Characters being flat, uninteresting, unnaturally virtuous, and great at science. It's something that we see across media so I won't hold it against this series but I wish we had more variety in our media particularly when it comes to Black Women.

I did smirk a few times while reading but ultimately the issue was a dud aside from its messaging which does make a valid point when it comes to dating. Stephen Byrne also seems to be phoning it in this issue. Nothing stands out in the story and I found it odd that a comic featuring superheroes and villains has no action to speak of aside from angst, drama, and bad jokes.

I'm starting to feel like Wonder Twins was a 6-issue mini-series stretched out to 12. There have been a few moments that shine but I'm wishing that there was more consistency to the story being told. The series still has the potential to turn the corner but I'd be lying If I didn't mention it being soft in the middle.

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Wonder Twins #4

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: May 8, 2019

From the writer of two of the most critically acclaimed DC Comics of all time (THE FLINTSTONES and EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES), it's a mind-bending new look at DC's new alien teen sensations...the Wonder Twins! It's spring and love is in the air-even for the Wonder Twins!-as they try to adjust to life on Earth and as interns for th...

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Swamp Thing is one of the few established mainstream characters that I've never seen involved in a bad comic. That doesn't mean that they don't exist I just haven't read them. I'm happy to report that this issue doesn't let me down and is actually my favorite Future State title so far.

I'm not 100% of the exact timeframe Future State falls into but If appears that Swamp Thing is even f more

Future State: Swamp Thing #1

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jan 6, 2021

From the ashes of a terrible war, life blooms anew in Swamp Thing’s image. The remnants of humanity lie in hiding, forever in the shadow of the green god who now rules the planet. When the new avatar of the Green uncovers a stray human, a rebellion is revealed! But this Swamp Thing is no stranger to violent ends, and neither are his creations. If...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Daphne Byrne #4 Jan 28, 2021

One of the last videos I recorded on my Youtube channel was a review ripping apart Daphne Byrne #1. Three Issues later we're looking at a story that has moved from the realm of vaguely interesting to the point of actually being captivating. I'm still not a big fan of the art but every other aspect of the series has had notable improvement.

Daphne and the entity that accompanies her vis more

Daphne Byrne #4

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Apr 22, 2020

Daphne has found an ally in Mr. Brooke, a skeptic and expert on the manipulations of Spiritualism. But when a more immediate danger threatens her life, she’ll learn something very surprising about Brother-the powerful spirit she thought had her best interests at heart…

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Back in the 90's Marvel and DC comics mashed up their characters and told stories in a combined "Amalgam" Universe. The comics were all One-Shots and the most standout aspect of the mashup besides the characters themselves was the illusion that the Amalgam universe was longrunning and had a long-established history.

This is my third "Future State" review and I'm starting to see a lot o more

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

By: Brandon Easton, Valentine De Landro
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Before leaving for parts unknown, Clark Kent entrusted Earth’s safety to his son. Now, Jonathan Kent is Superman! Top priority for this new Superman: to protect Metropolis. When a new version of Brainiac attacks, Jon takes drastic measures-which result in the Bottle City of Metropolis! But watch out, Jon, because Supergirl is on her way, and she ...

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Since I started reading DC comics regularly I haven't been blown away by any mainline Harley Quinn comics. The "Black Label" Harley Quinn stuff has been great (Harleen, Criminal Insanity) but the regular DC Harley is basically the DC's version of Deadpool.

Future State: Harley Quinn exists in the Future Gotham status quo and somewhat dials back the goofier elements of the character. Th more

Future State: Harley Quinn #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Simone Di Meo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

In a bold move that rocks Gotham City, the Magistrate has imprisoned Harley Quinn! The villain once known as the Scarecrow, now a pawn of the Magistrate, taps into Harley’s knowledge of Gotham’s villains and the Black Mask Gang for his own dark purposes. Crane and his bosses think they have Harley Quinn defeated and her spirit broken, but they ...

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I often say that I'm not the biggest fan of Fantasy. It's not that I dislike the genre It's just that most of the material is so front-loaded with lore that it becomes a barrier. There are exceptions. I love Dragon Age, Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite books and films. I've also enjoyed Robert Geronimo's Blood Realm series from Alterna Comics. I feel I can add The After Realm Quarterly to t more

The After Realm Quarterly #1

By: Michael Avon Oeming
Released: Feb 5, 2020

From Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers and The United States of Murder and writer of Thor: Ragnarok and Red Sonja, comes The After Realm, a new ongoing extra-length quarterly!
In the aftermath of Ragnarok, Oona, an elven ranger, sets out into the post-apocalyptic chaos to discover the fate of the old gods...

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DC Future State is upon us. I'm not sure what to expect from this series or the overall event but I know one of the biggest talking points was that we'd see a "Black" Batman. After reading the issue I wasn't all that impressed. John Ridley doesn't really give us enough to go on and I'm not quite sure why the series exists after the first installment.

The Next Batman #1 is actually thre more

Future State: The Next Batman #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Gotham City has always been dangerous-but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime-and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weapo...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Stillwater #1 Jan 19, 2021

I'm not sure why Stillwater caught my eye while browsing the Comichub App. Aside from Chip Zdarsky being the writer I didn't know what to expect from the project. I didn't even realize it was a horror title when I preordered it.

Stillwater #1 follows Daniel West. He's a normal guy that's down on his luck. He isn't really a people person but tries anyway. As a notorious introvert, I can more

Stillwater #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Sep 16, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that's not just a promise. It's a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAM N K PÉREZ (Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.

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Generations Shattered has a similar format, price point, and page count to the other Anniversary comics that DC has put out in the past year. The difference between those projects and this one is that Generations Shattered maintains narrative and artistic consistency throughout and provides the single best DC comics reading experiences that I've had in a long time.

I've never been the more

Generations: Shattered #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Jan 6, 2021

A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Martian Manhunter #3 Jan 16, 2021

It's been so long since I read Martian Manhunter #2 that I forgot where I was in the story. I vaguely remember J'onn being a somewhat crooked cop and devoted father and husband when off duty. I don't remember much else beyond the general weirdness of Riley Rossmo's art style or J'onn being forced to reveal his identity as an alien to his partner.

Fortunately, if you start the series he more

Martian Manhunter #3

By: Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Detective Diane Meade knows the shocking truth: her partner is not the real John Jones! With a gun to his head, J'onn J'onnz must explain his first horrifying night on Earth, and how he came to wear her partner's face...but even as they speak, Middleton's serial killer is back at his bloody work!

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Psycamorean reviewed The Low, Low Woods #1 Dec 20, 2019

This was fine. I wasn't blown away. This was mostly a character issue, but the problem, as it is with so many of these types of comics, is that the characters aren't that interesting. They're fine, just like this issue. I don't feel the need to find out what happens next, but I'll keep reading for some reason.

The Low, Low Woods #1

By: Carmen Maria Machado, DaNi
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they're not doing so well either. When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memo...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed The Low, Low Woods #1 Jan 12, 2021

The Hillhouse line of DC Comics has been really hit and miss so far. For every hit (Basketful of Heads, Dollhouse Family) there is a misfire (Daphne Byrne). Unfortunately, The Low, Low Woods also stumbles out of the gate.

There are several problems with this comic. The primary concern is that the series is gonna be decompressed. The series was on my pull list so I have the entire serie more

The Low, Low Woods #1

By: Carmen Maria Machado, DaNi
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they're not doing so well either. When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memo...

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I picked up The High Republic #1 last week while visiting my local comic shop. I was on the fence about picking it up at all but it was new Star Wars and I figured I'd give it a shot. I finished reading it and didn't feel anything at all. The general apathy turned into me forgetting the plot altogether and I reread the issue again before posting the review. I've seen opinions all over the place ab more

Star Wars: The High Republic #1

By: Cavan Scott, Ario Anindito
Released: Jan 6, 2021

A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS face...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Naomi #6 Jan 11, 2021

I had high hopes for Naomi. She's a decent new character with a ton of potential going forward. Unfortunately, this series turned out to be a mediocre slog to get through. It's also unfortunate that many of the complaints cited in previous issues apply in this instance as well. Naomi's biggest problem is that the series is a One-Short or a 64-page graphic novel stretched into a 6-part mini-series. more

Naomi #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jamal Campbell
Released: Jul 10, 2019

This is it, the end of the first season of NAOMI by the breakout collaboration of writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker and artist Jamal Campbell! With her origins finally revealed, Naomi embraces the journey ahead and charts a course for the future and her role.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Harleen #2 Jan 3, 2021

Of all the different versions of Harley Quinn out there, Harleen presents the most realistic, relatable, and honestly pitiful takes on the character. Harleen doesn't tread new ground. This is the Harley Quinn origin we've seen floated for about 20+ years now but the book still comes together nicely on the strength of the writing and art direction. StJepan clearly gets this character and treats her more

Harleen #2

By: Stejpan Sejic
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Despite the strongest objections from every possible authority-including district attorney Harvey Dent-Dr. Harleen Quinzel's found herself with free access to every inmate in Arkham Asylum, where she desperately pursues a revolutionary and highly controversial cure to the insanity of Gotham. But her work with the city's super-criminals quickly mudd...

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TMNT #108 brings the "Slithery" arc to a close. Questions are raised and answered and we get further insight into what the hell is going on with Baxter Stockman.

There isn't any urgency to the plot or its advancement. The art continues to improve as the arc goes on but it's still not great or enough to slow my growing apathy with the current direction of the series. I've reviewed every more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108

By: Sophie Campbell, Nelson Daniel
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Shipping bi-weekly, the Summer of TMNT starts now! The Turtles are trapped by a fearsome new mutant foe with seemingly no way of escape. Their friends make a last-ditch attempt to save the Turtles, but will secrets in City Hall spell salvation or doom?

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Usually, when someone says that a comic is tailor-made for television/streaming series it's in a negative light. Drawing Blood is streaming series waiting to happen but it's also one of the most unique and meta comics I've ever read.

Quick recap, Drawing Blood is a semi-autobiographical comic from the mind of Kevin Eastman and co-written by David Avallone. The book follow-s Shane more

Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #2

By: Kevin Eastman, Ben Bishop
Released: Jun 26, 2019

The saga of Shane "Books" Bookman continues: the one-time mega-successful comic book creator fallen on hard times finds those times getting even harder. With his back to the wall, Books fends off mobsters, stars in a documentary, falls in love, sells his soul... and it's only the second issue! Co-created by Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtl...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed X-Force #4 Dec 24, 2020

I've been a huge fan of Forge dating back to the '90s. He's a great character that plays the combo role of Iron Man and Reed Richards but for the X-Men. Forge is also the only character that I can recall that had a believable romance with Storm. Although Marvel has seemingly memory-holed the Storm Forge relationship it stands out as a milestone for each character.

This issue gives Forg more

X-Force #4

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Dec 18, 2019

First, the new team strikes back against the humans who took one of their own. Then, with its orders established, the new X-Force hits the ground running, taking on deadly threats targeting mutantkind's rightful place in the world...
Parental Advisory

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The Curse of Brimstone ended over a year ago but I'm still reviewing it because I like wasting my time and yours as well. To my knowledge, none of these characters have reappeared in continuity so I'm not sure if the series ends definitively. Even knowing that the outcome is certain I still find myself invested in the outcome of Joe (Brimstone) and Annie's story.

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The Curse of Brimstone #10

By: Justin Jordan, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Jan 9, 2019

With Joe completely taken over by Brimstone, will Annie be the next person to land in his line of fire? Reeling from her brother Joe's loss, Annie finds herself in a dark place, which only gets darker when her serial killer suitor, Wandering Jack, crosses her path once more. Trapped in Jack's mind games, Annie comes close to going over a fateful ed...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed SFSX (Safe Sex) #4 Dec 22, 2020

SFSX is a weirdly awesome reading experience especially if you're a fan of film and a bit of a freak in your downtime. It's easily one of the most unique series I've read in a long time.

This issue splits it's time between Avory and her crew as they plan to rescue Jonesy (presumably brainwashed) and George who has been held captive by "The Party". The rest of the comic splits time betw more

SFSX (Safe Sex) #4

By: Tina Horn, Michael Dowling
Released: Dec 18, 2019

George endures a series of torturous revelations about his detainment at the Pleasure Center. Meanwhile, the Dirty Mind crew finally puts their differences aside to plot an elaborate jailbreak that could change everything.

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Tom Taylor has created one of the most unique Zombie Apocalypse scenarios I've ever seen across all media. The beauty of the Anti-Life virus is that if this virus hit our world we'd be phucked. The virus is transferred by screen technology. This mean's that your cellphone, tablet, computer, and television are potential agents for this thing. I'd imagine that western society would be taken out with more

DCeased: The Unkillables #1

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019's smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC's hardest villains and an...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Justice League Dark #7 Nov 25, 2020

I'm a big fan of classic horror magazines like Erie, Creepy, and Tales from the Crypt. Justice League Dark #7 is the first mainstream comic I've seen that takes the horror format from those comics and applies them to a mainstream book.

The comic is framed around Man-Bat who acts as the host of the comic. He's been my least favorite member of the team so far and hasn't had much to do to more

Justice League Dark #7

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Jan 16, 2019

First rule of magic: things can always get worse! Man-Bat learns that the hard way when he plays narrator and chronicles the nightmarish menagerie known as the Otherkind-horrific, monstrous entities such as "the Soup," "the Rip" and "the Offspring"-that burst through the Sphere of Gods and invaded Earth. The JLD soon realize they're no match for an...

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