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El Raro reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #86 Jan 23, 2022
9.0

This is the book I’ve been holding out for since the Beyond arc started. It’s the first time I’ve actually felt invested in Ben Reilly this entire time and genuinely forgotten about Peter Parker´s situation. Great character work from Ben and the art is fantastic - perfectly capturing the emotions and uncertainty in the main characters. Wells just knows how to write compelling dialogue witho more

Amazing Spider-Man #86

By: Zeb Wells, Mike Dowling
Released: Jan 19, 2022

• This is one of those comics that you will remember for years to come.
•  Ben Reilly has been shaken to the core, and you will be too.

RATED T+

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El Raro reviewed Moon Knight #7 Jan 22, 2022
9.0

Another fantastic and surprisingly gruesome issue in McKay’s Moon Knight run. Zodiac is really being set up to be one of Marc’s most brutal adversaries yet. But as a stand-alone book, it had great pacing and excellent interactions between the characters. Everyone continues to feel natural and snappy enough to feel right at home in some darker version of the MCU.

Moon Knight #7

By: Jed MacKay, Federico Sabbatini
Released: Jan 19, 2022

How do you fight someone that no one knows? Moon Knight is out for blood and hits the streets armed only with a name, but he soon finds out that in the twilight half-world of NYC super villainy, sometimes the streets hit back. And while he's fighting his way through the
super-crime underworld, he'd better watch his back...

RATED T+

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El Raro reviewed Swamp Thing: Green Hell #1 Jan 10, 2022
10

I’m already upset this is only going to be a three issue miniseries. Great dialogue and characterisations typical of Jeff Lemire and absolutely fantastic art by Doug Mahnke really capturing the violence and horror of this new avatar of the green. Next issue can’t come soon enough.

Swamp Thing: Green Hell #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 29, 2021

The Earth is all but done. The last remnants of humanity cling to a mountaintop island lost in endless floodwater. The Parliaments of the Green, the Red, and the Rot all agree: it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start the cycle of life over again. And to do so, they’ve united their powers to summon an avatar-one of the most horrific monsters...

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El Raro reviewed The Me You Love in the Dark #5 Jan 10, 2022
9.5

You saw it coming but it was great to see it unfold. The art absolutely carried this series but Young’s ability to capture fear and suspense til the very end is unparalleled. Do yourself a favour and pick up the trade when it comes out.

The Me You Love in the Dark #5

By: Skottie Young, Jorge Corona
Released: Dec 1, 2021

Ro can no longer ignore the connection she feels to her unique housemate—or the extreme and intense danger that relationship could hold for her.

Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWES...

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El Raro added The Me You Love in the Dark to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

The Me You Love in the Dark

Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without re...

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El Raro added King Spawn to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

King Spawn

A historical NEW ongoing SPAWN series begins!

The launch of this book, nearly three decades in the making, further expands the SPAWN UNIVERSE with a growing presence of Hell, Heaven, and Heroes here on Earth.

A classic villain from Spawn's past has begun asserting his powers on Earth by corrupting as many souls as possible. And on...

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El Raro added The Nice House on the Lake to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

The Nice House on the Lake

Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter-well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormo...

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El Raro added Swamp Thing: Green Hell to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

Swamp Thing: Green Hell

The Earth is all but done. The last remnants of humanity cling to a mountaintop island lost in endless floodwater. The Parliaments of the Green, the Red, and the Rot all agree: it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start the cycle of life over again. And to do so, they’ve united their powers to summon an avatar-one of the most horrific monsters...

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El Raro added Venom (2021) to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

Venom (2021)

AN EPIC NEW ERA FOR THE SINISTER SYMBIOTE STARTS HERE! Hot off the heels of VENOM #200 and EXTREME CARNAGE, we’re closing out 2021 with one of the most ambitious books in symbiote history – an all-new VENOM from some of comics’ greatest talents! Marvel mainstay AL EWING, who himself has just ended a character-redefining run on IMMORTAL HULK, ...

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El Raro added Swamp Thing (2021) to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

Swamp Thing (2021)

Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the...

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El Raro added Moon Knight (2021) to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

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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El Raro reviewed Mazebook #5 Jan 10, 2022
9.5

Surprised more reviews haven’t been written up for this issue yet. All in all it was a satisfying, albeit predictable, end to a heartfelt story with a powerful final message written in a way only Jeff Lemire can articulate.

Mazebook #5

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Jan 12, 2022

From New York Times bestselling and Eisner award-winning Black Hammer and Sweet Tooth creator Jeff Lemire comes this ambitious and haunting comic series about family, mourning, and reality.

As Will continues his fight across a dangerous metropolitan maze on the hunt to find his long-gone daughter, he comes face-to-face with his own litera...

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El Raro added Mazebook to their pull list Jan 10, 2022

Mazebook

From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer creator Jeff Lemire comes this ambitious and haunting comic series about family, mourning, and reality.

A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming it's her and that sh...

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El Raro reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #84 Jan 10, 2022
6.5

Another week, another middle-of-the-road Amazing Spider-Man issue. Nothing terrible as such but certainly nothing “amazing” either. At least there’s some progress in this issue but it’s nowhere near as exciting to justify a weekly purchase. If this book doesn’t vastly improve in the next two or three issues, it’s a drop.

Amazing Spider-Man #84

By: Cody Ziglar, Paco Medina
Released: Jan 5, 2022

• The events of ASM #80.BEY have set Doctor Octopus on a collision course with the Beyond Corporation and their Spider-Hero in residence.
•  Ben Reilly isn't the only one with new tricks up his sleeve, or, in Ock's case, MANY sleeves.
RATED T+

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El Raro added Punisher (2018) to their pull list Nov 4, 2018

Punisher (2018)

YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way...

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El Raro added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Nov 4, 2018

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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El Raro added Deadpool (2018) to their pull list Nov 4, 2018

Deadpool (2018)

MERCIN' FOR A LIVING!
Skottie Young and Nic Klein bring you the craziest tales of the Regeneratin' Degenerate yet! It's been a while since Deadpool's had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so...

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