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Valiant Son rated Banjax #3 Aug 22, 2019
8.5

Banjax #3

By: Rylend Grant, Fabio Alves
Released: Aug 21, 2019

"Chapter 3: A Mission From God." Hollywood screenwriter/Aberrant-scribe Rylend Grant's delightfully twisted deconstruction of the superhero genre kicks things up a notch. Abel Raines' gratuitously armed and armored Cerberus teams hunt crusader-turned-crazed-vigilante Laird Mason day and night. Just when it looks like all is lost, America's f...

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6.5

Moderately better than the first issue, but still a sprawling narrative mess. Joker is completely wasted.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 31, 2019

The world has been destroyed, and Batman is on a quest to find out who's responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as "the Plains of Solitude."

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8.0

Silver Surfer: Black #3

By: Donny Cates, Tradd Moore
Released: Aug 14, 2019

• The Surfer's power is fading!
•  Is this the end of Norrin Radd as the all-consuming darkness descends upon him?
•  Or will help come in the form of an unexpected ally?
Rated T+

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Valiant Son reviewed Powers of X #1 Aug 17, 2019
7.0

Oh! What a confusing, and disappointing, mess. Maybe things will be cleared up in the future, but the problem here is that, as a single issue, this just doesn't work. It is overly convoluted, such that there is not really much of a story to follow. Hickman needs to keep in mind that this is an episodic form of storytelling, and each episode must be coherent in its own right: sadly, this issue isn' 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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Valiant Son reviewed Category Zero #3 Aug 17, 2019
7.0

A significant improvement on the previous issues. There are no illogical or ludicrous plot points, and the narrative is clear, if not groundbreaking.

Category Zero #3

By: Adem Kiamil, Tom Lima
Released: Jul 31, 2019

In the aftermath of the events at Eden, One Percenters that escaped find themselves on the run from Sanaxus who aren't pulling any punches in getting them back! Neve and his classmates are taken to a maximum security facility called Omega.

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Valiant Son reviewed House of X #1 Aug 16, 2019
9.0

A great opening to a new chapter in the story of the X-Men. As a Chris Claremont devotee, this is a
Quite different and I can't help but still feel pangs of nostalgia for those glory days. However, accepting that things must move on, this looks to be a great way of doing it and I'm really pleased that Professor X is shaping up to be a real dick, because he always was!

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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Valiant Son reviewed Category Zero #2 Aug 16, 2019
5.0

Still overly linear and unimaginative in storytelling terms. It also suffers from the ludicrous situation of one senator (unclear what kind of senator) unilaterally deciding to enact a secret law that allows compulsory testing of the entire population, and then the testing programme being underway on a massive scale in a matter of minutes (an hour or two at most). Oh, and this decision is taken in more

Category Zero #2

By: Adem Kiamil, Tom Lima
Released: Jun 26, 2019

After a supposed terrorist attack by a One Percenter, those that have the specific gene required to activate the airborne virus that has infected the Earth's entire population, on the city's largest bank, the government gives Sanaxus the green light to test everyone for the One Percent Gene. They start in rural areas and Neve's school is among the ...

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Valiant Son reviewed Category Zero #1 Aug 16, 2019
6.0

It's okay. It does feel a little bit underwritten, however. Narration boxes and thought bubbles are much derided these days, but they can be used very effectively to build a world and a story. They would definitely have helped here. There is plenty about this world that could have been better developed, and I don't care about the characters because I have been given no reason to: they are not thre more

Category Zero #1

By: Adem Kiamil, Tom Lima
Released: May 29, 2019

Earth's entire population has become infected with an airborne virus, but only one percent have the specific gene required to activate it. These individuals begin to develop unusual abilities due to the rare gene. In most cases these abilities are harmless, but in a few isolated cases they become extremely dangerous. Because of this threat, all One...

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Valiant Son rated Bone Parish #10 Aug 13, 2019
8.0

Bone Parish #10

By: Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf
Released: Jun 26, 2019

With the walls closing in and their supporters dwindling, it'll take everything the Winters family has to make it through the war. It's no longer about the supply, the ash, or the money. Now, they fight to survive.

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Valiant Son rated Bone Parish #9 Aug 12, 2019
9.0

Bone Parish #9

By: Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf
Released: May 22, 2019

The walls continue to close in on the Winters family, as they are assaulted by foes on all sides.

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Valiant Son reviewed Knights Temporal #1 Aug 11, 2019
6.0

Not Cullen Bunn's best work. The plotting is a little obscure and the breakneck pacing only helps to undermine clarity, particularly thanks to the time jumping. There needs to be some expositional material to establish certain things, but sadly this is missing. Hopefully the next issue will be better scripted, or I may not be sticking with this one. On an additional note, this took me five minute more

Knights Temporal #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Fran Galan
Released: Jul 31, 2019

When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledges to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursued a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life was shattered. Au-guste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. ...

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Valiant Son rated Berserker Unbound #1 Aug 11, 2019
7.5

Berserker Unbound #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato
Released: Aug 7, 2019

A merciless sword and sorcery warrior finds himself blasted through a wormhole to a modern-day metropolis where he must protect those around him from an evil wizard determined to send him to hell. From the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin comes this urban warrior fantasy series!

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #3 Aug 8, 2019
9.0

This title continues to be the most fun comic I am currently reading. The change in writers has in no way harmed the quality. This really is proper Star Trek. IDW are doing a superb job.

Star Trek: Year Five #3

By: Brandon M. Easton, Martin Coccolo
Released: Jul 3, 2019

With their clash with the Tholian Assembly still fresh in their minds, the crew of the Enterprise, along with their new Tholian passenger, encounter a strange new threat on a very familiar world. The final adventures of the five-year mission continue!

A new continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission!
The classic crew is b...

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #2 Aug 7, 2019
9.0

Another excellent issue. Everything is so well done, with high quality art, intelligent script and highly accurate characterisation, dialogue and tone. This really is excellent. I hope that this standard is maintained at this series runs for a long time.

Star Trek: Year Five #2

By: Jackson Lanzing, Stephen Thompson
Released: May 29, 2019

As the last year of their original mission begins, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will have to use all of the skills they've acquired along the way as they prepare to face the biggest challenge of their lives-a dark threat that doesn't just threaten their existence, but the existence of the entire Federation as well...

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #1 Aug 6, 2019
9.0

Captures the original series and its characters perfectly, while setting up an interesting story and moving things on (as a year five series should). Great art too. Excellent!

Star Trek: Year Five #1

By: Jackson Lanzing, Stephen Thompson
Released: Apr 24, 2019

The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They've traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they'll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the e...

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Valiant Son reviewed American Carnage #9 Jul 31, 2019
8.0

This series clearly wasn't intended to be wrapped up in nine issues, and it shows. Bryan Hill has done the best that he could to produce a solid conclusion, but there are weaknesses that result from events outside of his control. Nonetheless, the issue is good.

The biggest tragedy in this issue is that we have been robbed of an excellent series due to the failure and collapse of the Ver more

American Carnage #9

By: Bryan Hill, Leandro Fernandez
Released: Jul 31, 2019

Identity, law, and purpose collide as Richard Wright is forced to choose what he's really willing to risk to stop Wynn and Jennifer Morgan...and whose life he's willing to sacrifice in the process.

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BernardoMarra - Aug 3, 2019

He didn't edit all the new Vertigo titles, nor does he edit all Black Label titles. The person who IS in charge of both of those imprints is Mark Doyle, as I've said, so no, you don't have a point.

Valiant Son - Aug 4, 2019

Yes, I do have a point. He was the editor of several Vertigo titles that harmed the reputation of the imprint. I never said that he edited every Black Label (or Vertigo) title. Learn how to read.

Valiant Son reviewed Self/Made #6 Aug 1, 2019
4.0

What a massively disappointing end! Sadly, Groom has fallen into the trap of being too convinced of the cleverness of his conceit, and as a result we get a silly, contrived, and utterly unconvincing ending that is tagged on to a pointless and silly issue. And then to top it all off, an epilogue that teases that it was all someone's dream. God help me, this is the writing of a 10 year old.

Self/Made #6

By: Matt Groom, Eduardo Ferigato
Released: May 1, 2019

MINISERIES FINALE!
"A REAL PAIN-IN-THE-ASS ACCIDENT": Amala lost her family in her search for answers. Bryce lost his soul in his quest for revenge. Now, outside the walls of the universe, far beyond all that we understand, they come face-to-face for the last time.

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Valiant Son reviewed Self/Made #5 Aug 1, 2019
7.0

A so-so issue. One of the things I really dislike in comics (or any other storytelling) is when a character is introduced merely to serve a plot point, and sadly this happens here.

Self/Made #5

By: Matt Groom, Eduardo Ferigato
Released: Apr 3, 2019

"LEAP OF FAITH"
Deep in the forests of Brazil, Amala is on the cusp of exposing a shocking secret about the nature of reality. But the final step is the hardest... and it will cost her everything she holds dear.

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6.0

Disappointing.

Alfred's decision to try and make the Bruce Wayne clone believe that he killed his own parents is just nonsensical, and even more so is how easily the Bruce Wayne clone forgives him for this. So begins a trail of half thought out ideas and in some places shoddy graphic storytelling, e.g. the double page spread where Wonder Woman gives us an info dump. I liked everything more

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: May 29, 2019

Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And...he was never Batman.
So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this t...

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6.0

I’m sorry, but your idea of the perfect way to convince Bruce Wayne to chill out and live a normal life is to tell him he murdered his parents? I feel like my questions weren’t answered at all by the first two parts, and then I was dumped into yet another boring post-apocalypse where everybody has mohawks and face paint and impractical torn up outfits because we all saw Mad Max once and none o more

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: May 29, 2019

Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And...he was never Batman.
So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this t...

Valiant Son added Ed Piskor to their creator watch list Jul 26, 2019
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Valiant Son added Donny Cates to their creator watch list Jul 25, 2019
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Valiant Son reviewed Silver Surfer: Black #2 Jul 25, 2019
9.0

I came for the art. I stayed for the story. This is possibly the most beautiful comic being published at the moment. Tradd Moore and Dave Stewart are at the top of their game: this is a partnership that should be joined up and used more often by Marvel. Donny Cates' script is also superb, with Silver Surfer's monologue being the pre-eminent feature, and also the highlight. Perhaps the only thing more

Silver Surfer: Black #2

By: Donny Cates, Tradd Moore
Released: Jul 17, 2019

Marooned across the cosmos! The Surfer will have to risk everything, to beat back the void that threatens to swallow the galaxy whole... including his very soul!
Rated T+

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Valiant Son added Silver Surfer: Black to their pull list Jul 25, 2019

Silver Surfer: Black

Spinning out of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, almost the entire galaxy's defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn't end there... In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. Follow the Sentinel of the Spaceways on a journey...

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Valiant Son added Ronin Island to their pull list Jul 25, 2019

Ronin Island

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.
Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But thes...

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Valiant Son added DCeased to their pull list Jul 25, 2019

DCeased

"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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Valiant Son added Berserker Unbound to their pull list Jul 25, 2019

Berserker Unbound

A merciless sword and sorcery warrior finds himself blasted through a wormhole to a modern-day metropolis where he must protect those around him from an evil wizard determined to send him to hell. From the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin comes this urban warrior fantasy series!

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Valiant Son added History of the Marvel Universe (2019) to their pull list Jul 25, 2019

History of the Marvel Universe (2019)

ALL-NEW STORY BY LEGENDARY CREATOR MARK WAID! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Marvel Universe - in one lavishly illustrated series! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE chronicles completely, for the first time, everything that was, is or will be! Lushly illustrated text tells the complete stor...

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Valiant Son added Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) to their pull list Jul 25, 2019

Guardians of the Galaxy (2019)

WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead...or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy...but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? ...

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Valiant Son added Vampirella (2019) to their pull list Jul 25, 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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