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Valiant Son rated Wild Storm #16 Dec 10, 2019
8.0

Wild Storm #16

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Aug 15, 2018

What was Project Thunderbook? What did John Lynch do to the Thunderbook experimental subjects? Why did he shut it down and scatter them across America? Why isn't Thunderbook subject Gloria Spaulding aging? Why do people act like she's an alien? Well...alien is exactly what they made her at Thunderbook.

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Valiant Son rated Wild Storm #15 Dec 10, 2019
8.0

Wild Storm #15

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Jul 18, 2018

Marc Slayton took his show on the road, as the thing inside him he called the Carer told him to.  But whom is he hunting, and for what purpose? John Lynch is crisscrossing America to warn the other Thunderbook test subjects that IO might have discovered them, but IO might not be the only threat to their lives. The uneasy peace between IO ...

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Valiant Son rated Wild Storm #14 Dec 10, 2019
8.0

Wild Storm #14

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Jun 20, 2018

John Lynch, ex-director of IO, is travelling to America to warn the subjects of his most secret program that the current heads of IO may know about them - what Lynch did to them in Project Thunderbook, how they changed and where they're hiding. He may be a day too late to help Alexandra Fairchild, waiting in the middle of nowhere for people to come...

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8.5

Batman: White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: May 9, 2018

In the extra-sized finale of Sean Murphy's top-selling miniseries, Jack Napier's suspicious seduction of Gotham City comes to its twisted conclusion! With the city on the verge of becoming an icy tomb for the GTO, Batgirl makes a crucial assist and Gordon is forced to reevaluate his judgment of Batman to secure the greater good. As the true Joker's...

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8.0

Batman: White Knight #7

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Apr 4, 2018

This issue, it's Jack versus the Joker! Napier's identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City - but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker. A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO's new mission to redeem the ci...

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7.5

Batman: White Knight #6

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Mar 7, 2018

Gotham City's strongest alliance comes to an end when Gordon's trust in Batman reaches its limit. On the verge of resignation, the commissioner attempts a final act of public service, but an unlikely intervention allows the Dark Knight to fight another day. Meanwhile, Jack's mission takes a hit when his pills lose effect-and under cover of all this...

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8.5

Green Lantern: Rebirth #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

Green Lantern Hal Jordan was one of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe until tragedy turned him into one of its greatest villains. Today, his soul searches for redemption as the Spectre. But redemption may not be what Jordan himself needs...or wants. The fates of Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and the rest of the Green Lantern mythology...

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Spacey Medicine reviewed Freedom Fighters #10 Nov 2, 2019
4.0

Please end.

Freedom Fighters #10

By: Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Uncle Sam is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore! As revolution takes the nation by storm, the spirit of America is running through Uncle Sam's veins as strongly as it ever has, and he's going to use that boost to take on the whole Nazi army! But is this power and the aid of the Freedom Fighters enough to liberate his great nation an...

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JustCrazy reviewed Family Tree #1 Nov 16, 2019
10

Jeff Lemire = Good story telling

Family Tree #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester
Released: Nov 13, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! When an eight-year-old girl literally begins to transform into a tree, her single mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America in a desperate search for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it's too late.
But the farther th...

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Valiant Son rated Ronin Island #6 Nov 17, 2019
7.5

Ronin Island #6

By: Greg Pak, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Hana and Kenichi have been forced down separate paths, but both lead back to the Island. While Hana settles in and learns more about the Shogun's rise to power, Kenichi struggles to survive by himself out in the wastes of the mainland and realizes he might not be the only survivor out there.

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Valiant Son reviewed Ronin Island #5 Nov 16, 2019
7.5

Still a good series with an interesting story, but my irritation at the modern American dialogue remains: it isn't just anachronous it is jarring.

Ronin Island #5

By: Greg Pak, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Hana finds herself facing unexpected challenges as a new leader in the Shogun's army, and Kenichi begins make the perilous journey back to the island... alone.

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8.0

Batman: White Knight #5

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Feb 7, 2018

Jack's mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source-and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier's supercriminal crew once and for all.

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Julian Keller reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 13, 2019
1.0

What a disappointment. Awful misogynistic undertones in the writing for the female characters and a unfortunate regression for X-23 after all the good work done with her for the past few years. This will definitely be the first DoX to get cancelled. Simply ugly.

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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Julian Keller - Nov 13, 2019

Yes. https://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2019/11/fallen-angels-1-review/

Valiant Son - Nov 15, 2019

Ah, so an agenda driven blog says it is misogynistic so it must be true! What arrant nonsense.

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CaptnAmerca reviewed Undiscovered Country #1 Nov 7, 2019
7.5

For as hyped as this thing was, it was pretty underwhelming.

I'll give it a chance, but I'm already getting that Lazarus vibe, where Rucka just got ridiculous in his non-sensical world-building.

China calls in their debts? That's not how any of this works!

Undiscovered Country #1

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Nov 6, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILS...

Valiant Son reviewed Undiscovered Country #1 Nov 12, 2019
7.5

A decent enough opening issue. The premise is reasonably interesting, even if it borrows rather heavily from the Mad Max aesthetic. It is hampered, however, by some horribly clunky dialogue, not least when the doctor meets the colonel: Scott, Charles, nobody in the history of the world has ever had a real conversation like that! You are both experienced writers, so how about more subtlety with you more

Undiscovered Country #1

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Nov 6, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILS...

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CaptnAmerca - Nov 14, 2019

Mr. Miracle Syndrome

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1.0

Once again, Morrison loves to create comics where we are not sure what is happening. People love it, I don't.

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Nov 6, 2019

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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Valiant Son - Nov 12, 2019

Grant Morrison is a vastly overrated writer. Orthodoxy says that he must be lauded, but often the work is mediocre at best. You are not alone.

Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #7 Nov 10, 2019
8.5

A strong opening to this new story, which moves the over-arching season plot along nicely.

Star Trek: Year Five is one of the best titles being published at present.

Star Trek: Year Five #7

By: Jackson Lanzing, Stephen Thompson
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Just as the crew is finally able to communicate with their Tholian passenger, the Enterprise runs into a new obstacle-a Tholian web! But as the crew works with other trapped ships to figure out how to escape, new questions about what the Tholian Assembly is planning darken the horizon.
* The return of first arc scribes Jackson Lanzing & Collin ...

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VicSav reviewed House of X #5 Sep 18, 2019
5.0

Overrated garbage

House of X #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

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Anotherfan - Sep 18, 2019

Any exemple of not overrated garbage ?

Valiant Son - Nov 10, 2019

ROFL. Please explain, aleyuma, how it is, "objectively" great. I suggest you start by consulting a dictionary.

Valiant Son reviewed Powers of X #4 Nov 10, 2019
4.0

I've said it before with this series, Hickman needs to remember that he is telling a story that is being read in episodic format; an issue that has no narrative structure outside of the greater whole is a failure. This issue is both boring and unintelligible in it's own right. My patience is wearing very thin with some of this pretentious twaddle.

I can't help feeling that there is a l more

Powers of X #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Sep 11, 2019

As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+  

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Valiant Son reviewed House of X #4 Nov 10, 2019
9.5

An excellent issue. Far superior to anything that Powers of X can offer because it uses characters who we have decades of history with. If Hickman had written just this series and ignored the inferior PoX then I would be a lot happier; only a little re-writing would have been necessary to achieve this, and the extra page count could have come from cutting down the pretentious info dumps.

House of X #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 4, 2019

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

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Valiant Son reviewed House of X #3 Nov 10, 2019
8.0

An interesting story is told in this issue, but I am tiring of the over-arching plot. Hickman's handling of characterisation is virtually non-existent (as I commented on in PoX #3) and the X-Men as out and out baddies just doesn't sit well with me. Truth be told I took an extended break from these series after the second issue of each, because they just don't feel like X-Men. X-Men is my all time more

House of X #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

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Valiant Son reviewed Powers of X #3 Nov 10, 2019
7.5

A noticeable improvement on the previous two issues, both in terms of the writing and the art. The former is due to the fact that there is actually a complete story this time (albeit one that gets told in only 20 pages - the info dump pages aren't fooling me into believing that I'm getting more story). Sadly I don't really care about the characters as they appear and then they are gone; Hickman ha more

Powers of X #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 21, 2019

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+

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Valiant Son reviewed Fearless #4 Oct 26, 2019
1.0

Execrable.

Truly awful.

This is supposed to showcase all the female "talent" working for Marvel. It doesn't. What a load of pointless, navel-gazing, self-congratulatory, garbage. There have been excellent female writers working in the comics industry, but none of them appear to have contributed to this steaming turd.

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Fearless #4

By: Seanan McGuire, Claire Roe
Released: Oct 23, 2019

MS. MARVEL'S HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!
She may be one of the youngest Avengers ever, but don't underestimate the protector of Jersey City. Kamala Khan teams up with Captain Marvel, Storm and Invisible Woman for the summer camp save of the century! Then, classic character Namora takes center stage in the ultimate beach read! And don't miss your dose...

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9.5

Batman: White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jan 3, 2018

Jim Gordon and the GCPD are thrown into disarray when Jack Napier leads a show stopping campaign to become councilman of the politically abandoned neighborhood of Backport. Civic backlash brews as Mayor Hill struggles to find creative ways of criminalizing Napier's democratic aspirations, and Batman's interference blooms into a liability for the GC...

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9.0

Batman: White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Tragedy strikes, and the Bat-family face the fight of their lives against an army of super-villains and waning public support. A new discovery reinforces Jack's plot to jeopardize the Dark Knight's standing in Gotham City, and Harley's obsession with The Joker reaches a new height-and threatens to change the game for good!
RATED T+

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8.0

Spider-Man: Life Story #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Mar 20, 2019

In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that's a part of the celebration of ...

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8.5

Batman: White Knight #2

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Nov 1, 2017

Public support for Batman dwindles and Gotham City's 99 percent rally around ex-Joker Jack Napier's crusade to expose decades of corruption within the GCPD. A proposition inspires new revelations about Harley and The Joker's past; and as Jack transforms into a hero of the middle class and takes extreme measures to mobilize a revolutionary army of s...

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9.0

Batman: White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 4, 2017

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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Valiant Son reviewed The Orville #4 Oct 17, 2019
7.0

These comics have been fun. They do a fairly good job of reproducing the tone and characters from the TV series, and the stories are entertaining enough if a little lightweight. If you are looking for some diverting entertainment, and are an Orville fan, then they are worth your time, but a comparison with the contemporaneous Star Trek: Year Five (from IDW) exposes the weaknesses.

The Orville #4

By: David Goodman, David Cabeza
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Trust is in short supply when the Orville finds itself tricked into entering dangerous Krill territory. With pursuit by Krill ships all but guaranteed, the crew must work together to use every ounce of their ingenuity or face obliteration-all the more difficult with an enemy in their midst!

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Valiant Son reviewed Category Zero #5 Oct 17, 2019
7.5

I have been quite critical of this series, but in this issue it feels like Kiamil has started to truly find his feet. The narrative is more assured, characters are starting to round out a little more, and despite some of my criticisms, I would like to read what happens next. I hope that there will be a second run.

Category Zero #5

By: Adem Kiamil, Tom Lima
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Things start to escalate as Sanaxus show just how ruthless they can be in their hunt for One Percenters. Maria and the others are cornered by them and desperately need to find a way out. Megan's true potential is unleashed when confronted by her father, we find out who Patterson really is, and Lenard Higgs arrives at the docks just in time to join ...

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