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mynameisraj rated Strange Adventures #12 Oct 21, 2021
9.0

Strange Adventures #12

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerards
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Mister Terrific hasn't just dug into the past, he's jackhammered it to pieces, exposing Adam Strange's deepest, darkest secrets. If Adam did commit war crimes, he needs to be punished, but how do you pull a hero off the field of battle when he's staving off an alien invasion that supposedly only he can stop? Is the truth worth it? And what if Terri...

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9.0

The bootlicker is going to be ass-blasted over this.

Strange Adventures #12

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerards
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Mister Terrific hasn't just dug into the past, he's jackhammered it to pieces, exposing Adam Strange's deepest, darkest secrets. If Adam did commit war crimes, he needs to be punished, but how do you pull a hero off the field of battle when he's staving off an alien invasion that supposedly only he can stop? Is the truth worth it? And what if Terri...

8.5

Superman: Son of Kal-El #4

By: Tom Taylor, Daniele Di Nicuolo
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Kal-El has left, and the weight of the world now rests on his son's shoulders. Powerful forces have been threatened by Jon Kent's first leaps in his father's boots. It's hard to hurt a man of steel, but his loved ones make a much easier target.Jon's world is about to come crashing down.

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10

What a beautiful ending.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #5

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade
Released: Sep 1, 2021

What will Laila Starr do when she's finally given the chance to resume the mantle of Death?

Finding herself back in the world, Laila searches out Darius and discovers that for the first time she will be witnessing the death of someone close to her.

When they are both given a chance at immortality, their individual decisions lead t...

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mynameisraj rated The Blue Flame #4 Aug 30, 2021
8.0

The Blue Flame #4

By: Christopher Cantwell, Adam Gorham
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Sam spirals deeper into darkness while the Blue Flame chooses to finally face the tragedy of his life on Earth. It remains to be seen if either of them will ever recover, and if they can still be heroes. As they grapple with their identities, Sam searches his soul and seeks relief in the arms of someone who may in fact be an adversary, while the Fl...

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8.0

"World's Gayest"

Morrison is flowing throughout this book.

Superman and the Authority #2

By: Grant Morrison, Evan Cagle
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loo...

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mynameisraj reviewed Batman/Catwoman #6 Aug 18, 2021
6.5

I wasn't a fan of this issue. We are now on a Bi-Monthly schedule with this book w/ the master Liam Sharp taking over for issues 7-9. The schedule for this book has really damaged the pacing of this book as a whole.

Batman/Catwoman #6

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Aug 18, 2021

As mysteries deepen, so do resentments. Throughout her life, Catwoman’s actions have caused many close to her to doubt her motivations. Bruce Wayne, Phantasm, and now her daughter have all had their suspicions about her deals with The Joker. And when she killed the old clown, did it trigger this feline’s ninth life? Or maybe it was really over ...

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Merlyn reviewed Strange Adventures #11 Jul 27, 2021
1.0

How can anyone genuinely like this horror show where a hero is turned straight into a villain? Brainwashing is the only possible answer, I posit that if this was written by Bendis, the rating would be under 5. But since it's King, let's all throw 10s and 9s because he'll get an Eisner for this lol. If I could rate this under 1, I definitely would.

Strange Adventures #11

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Adam Strange may save the world, but can he save his marriage?
There are things that happened in the original war with the marauding Pykkts that Adam never told his wife, Alanna, and she wants answers now. Adding fuel to the fire is the possibility that he didn’t just deceive her, but entire galactic civilizations, in his quest for victory...

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Merlyn - Jul 27, 2021

There's "liberties" and there's butchering of a character. This is the latter.

mynameisraj - Jul 28, 2021

I’d disagree. Having been through the horrors of war, tortured by the enemy, having them capture his daughter and being given the choice “Give us Earth or your daughter is dead” it doesn’t seem like a butchering. But agree to disagree here I guess.

mynameisraj reviewed Strange Adventures #11 Jul 27, 2021
8.5

The idea of "marriage is a war" is very apparent throughout this book.

Adam & Alana are killing the remaining Pykkts on Rann w/ the relationship at its height while we see their relationship fall apart on Earth is done beautifully!

The emasculation of Adam by Alana is really rough but well deserved here as well. She compares Adam to Mister Terrific while calling him weak desp more

Strange Adventures #11

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Adam Strange may save the world, but can he save his marriage?
There are things that happened in the original war with the marauding Pykkts that Adam never told his wife, Alanna, and she wants answers now. Adding fuel to the fire is the possibility that he didn’t just deceive her, but entire galactic civilizations, in his quest for victory...

mynameisraj reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #1 Jul 27, 2021
9.5

This is the best Jon has been written since Super Sons, Taylor is just hitting it out of the park here.

Timms kills it but theee is one panel where Jon’s hand looks like a mitten.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

mynameisraj added Nightwing (2016) to their pull list Jul 22, 2021

Nightwing (2016)

"BETTER THAN BATMAN" Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNA...

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mynameisraj added Moon Knight (2021) to their pull list Jul 22, 2021

Moon Knight (2021)

I AM MOON KNIGHT!
The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a ...

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mynameisraj rated Dark Blood #1 Jul 22, 2021
8.5

Dark Blood #1

By: LaToya Morgan, Walt Barna
Released: Jul 21, 2021

What if you were given the power to change the course of history?

Alabama, 1955. Avery Aldridge is an ordinary young Black man. A decorated World War II veteran, Avery provides for his wife and daughter.

But wounds of the past have a way of coming back, and Avery Aldridge will soon discover he is anything but ordinary...

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mynameisraj rated Moon Knight #1 Jul 21, 2021
8.0

Moon Knight #1

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Jul 21, 2021

I AM MOON KNIGHT!
The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a ...

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mynameisraj reviewed Way of X #4 Jul 18, 2021
9.0

An excellent book.

Throughout the X-books, Xavier seemed completely unapproachable. Here we see him talk frankly with his son and see how nervous he is with him.

The revelation about the Xorns was perfect.

This issue is also the 1st time we've seen Gorgon post X of Swords and to see Cortez messing with him to get under Kurt's skin about his faith was interesting, more

Way of X #4

By: Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Jul 14, 2021

KILL NO MAN!
(BUT SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY)  
•  Nightcrawler must act fast to avoid catastrophe as the laws of Krakoa (and physics) are tested to their limits.
•  Also: a nice family bonding sesh with no violent repercussions.
•  Just kidding. This is Xavier vs. Legion in a ...

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mynameisraj rated Daredevil #31 Jul 6, 2021
8.0

Daredevil #31

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jun 30, 2021

THE DAREDEVIL ISSUE YOU CANNOT MISS!
•  Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto and all their collaborators have redefined the life of the Man Without Fear. IN THIS ISSUE, they do it all over again and, what's more, they go a step further and UP THE ANTE!
•  WILSON FISK's gambit from the past few months risks upending his life and tenure as...

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9.0

The Nice House on the Lake #2

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jul 7, 2021

After the life-changing events of the previous issue, the guests at the nice house on the lake must decide their next steps-but there’s not exactly perfect agreement about the situation. Who among them is ready to walk out the door? And who is content to simply…float?

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mynameisraj rated Vinyl #1 Jun 23, 2021
8.0

Vinyl #1

By: Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard
Released: Jun 23, 2021

PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter's best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underg...

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8.5

It's one of Tom King's best first issues! Kara doesn't seem out of character here, King finds a nice balance of her shedding her teenage years and coming into adulthood as many people have. Bilquis Evely is stellar as always. One of the best artists of our generation.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

mynameisraj reviewed Geiger #3 Jun 9, 2021
7.5

Didn't like how after the issue ended we were blasted with ads. I genuinely thought there was more.

Geiger #3

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jun 9, 2021

How do you make a monster? Geiger's tragic origins revealed, from his time before the war to his fateful meeting with the doomed Dr. Molotov. All secrets will be laid bare when the King of Las Vegas invades Geiger's compound.
  
By the critically acclaimed team of GEOFF JOHNS, GARY FRANK, and BRAD ANDERSON!

mynameisraj reviewed Rorschach #9 Jun 9, 2021
8.0

Finally, an issue where we can just breathe.

Rorschach #9

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Jun 9, 2021

The detective has found where the source of this tragedy began. Where Laura learned to shoot, a place where she not only learned to kill but also has killed, and where she brought Rorschach to turn him into an assassin as well. As the timelines crisscross, the man trying to undo this mess only falls deeper into it.

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9.5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #3

By: Kevin Eastman
Released: May 26, 2021

Unexpected allies from the past reveal a possible path to salvation! As the Foot Clan sweeps NYC for the rogue Ronin, a final desperate plan in the name of vengeance is made! Spanning decades, this issue's action and intrigue will set up the astounding final issues!

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mynameisraj added S.W.O.R.D. (2020) to their pull list May 26, 2021

S.W.O.R.D. (2020)

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage... but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate - a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, th...

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mynameisraj dropped Magnificent Ms. Marvel from their pull list May 26, 2021

Magnificent Ms. Marvel

MS. MARVEL IS BACK!
ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!
But it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Ju...

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mynameisraj dropped Amazing Spider-Man (2018) from their pull list May 26, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man (2018)

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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mynameisraj added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin to their pull list May 26, 2021

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin

It's the TMNT event of 2020! Springing from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comes an epic like you've never seen before! In a future NYC far different than the one we know today, a lone surviving Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends. Kinetic layouts from Eastman,...

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mynameisraj added The Blue Flame to their pull list May 26, 2021

The Blue Flame

THE BLUE FLAME is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named SAM BRAUSAM. In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame's identity blur even further. Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity i...

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mynameisraj added Robin (2021) to their pull list May 26, 2021

Robin (2021)

After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: winning the tournament and prove he is the greatest fighter in the DC Universe! But first he must find the secret island where it’s all going down! This brand-new solo Robin series will force Damian Wayne to find his own path away from both sides of his fam...

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mynameisraj added Action Comics (2016) to their pull list May 26, 2021

Action Comics (2016)

PATH TO DOOM Chapter One
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrows newest protector: Lex Luthor. But its not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected the new Clark Kent! DONT MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue! NOW SHIPPING TWICE MONTHLY!

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mynameisraj added Time Before Time to their pull list May 26, 2021

Time Before Time

    The year is 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss's time machines-but soon find that the one thing you can't run fro...

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