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Valiant Son reviewed Nubia: Real One OGN Feb 26, 2021
1.0

A stupid, illogical plot sits alongside poorly realised characters and abysmal art.

That the message in the book is deeply divisive, and comes from a bigoted place, only worsens what is already unfit for publication.

Truly execrable.

Nubia: Real One OGN

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Released: Feb 24, 2021

Nubia has always been a little bit...different. As a baby she showcased Amazon-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor's cat. But despite her having similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she's no Wonder Woman. And even if she were, they wouldn't want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she's reminded ...

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #16 Feb 19, 2021
4.5

A dull plot with characters acting out of character once again. This time it is Harry Mudd's turn to be nothing like the roguish petty criminal and con-man that he was in the original series. He isn't even drawn in the same likeness, but rather in the likeness of the actor who played him in the ill-considered Star Trek Discovery "Short Trek" episode. (FWIW I don't hate Discovery, but it is a very more

Star Trek: Year Five #16

By: Jody Houser, Silvia Califano
Released: Nov 11, 2020

Election season is in full swing across the Federation, and even though it seems ridiculous, Harry Mudd is rising to the top of the polls! The crew of the Enterprise suspects that there's more to Mudd's game than just wanting to do his civic duty, and their investigation will uncover a rot that threatens the entire Federation from the inside. The f...

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Valiant Son reviewed Radiant Black #1 Feb 14, 2021
5.0

A disappointing, uninspired, and derivative first issue.

There was nothing new in this comic. This has been done hundreds of times before. I appreciate that this was just the origin story, but it wasn't a particularly good or interesting one, and there really was nothing to make me care about reading more.

This isn't a bad comic, but neither is it a good one. The writing is more

Radiant Black #1

By: Kyle Higgins, Marcello Costa
Released: Feb 10, 2021

For fans of INVINCIBLE and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comes a brand-new ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer KYLE HIGGINS (Ultraman, C.O.W.L.) and artist MARCELO COSTA that reinvents superheroes for a new generation!

Nathan Burnett has just turned thirty, and things aren't great: He's working (and failing) at two jobs, his credit card de...

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Valiant Son rated V For Vendetta #10 Oct 17, 2020
10

V For Vendetta #10

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

The final issue of writer Alan Moore and artist David Lloyd's acclaimed series! One may be able to kill a person, but an idea is bulletproof...

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Valiant Son rated V For Vendetta #9 Oct 17, 2020
10

V For Vendetta #9

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

The final steps of V's plan are set into motion as he finally has his confrontation with Finch--an encounter that one of them will not survive.

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Valiant Son rated V For Vendetta #8 Oct 17, 2020
10

V For Vendetta #8

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

One year after the bombing of the Parliament building, V destroys the Post Office Tower--effectively disabling the Eye, the Ear, and the Mouth. But what emerges from the destruction isn't yet the anarchy V envisioned, but chaos.

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Valiant Son reviewed V For Vendetta #7 Sep 27, 2020
10

There is a change of pace with this issue, but the quality of Moore's writing remains as strong as ever, and the character complexities deepen.

V For Vendetta #7

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

Evey is given a choice: confess and work with her captors or face death. It all leads to the truth of her abduction and the beginning of the final chapters of V's saga!

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9.0

Spider-Man: Life Story #6

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 28, 2019

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONCLUDES!
The year is 2019, and the 72-year-old web-slinger is about to embark on his final adventure! Will the end of Spider-Man's life story mean the end of his life?
Rated T

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8.5

Spider-Man: Life Story #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Jul 17, 2019

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES! The superhero CIVIL WAR rocks the world! A hero's death changes everything for both PETER PARKER and his family as LIFE STORY continues into the 2000s!
Rated T+

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8.5

Spider-Man: Life Story #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Jun 12, 2019

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES!
Spider-Man's life enters the 1990s! The COLD WAR is no longer cold as PETER PARKER returns to a world gone MAD! But will he let that madness infect HIM and his family?
Rated T+

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8.5

Spider-Man: Life Story #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: May 15, 2019

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES!
It's the 1980s and Peter's life gets upended with wars both global and secret. And death stalks him at every turn. With a family and a world to protect, can he save everyone before it's too late?
Rated T+

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8.0

Spider-Man: Life Story #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Apr 17, 2019

CAN PETER AND GWEN FIND HAPPINESS IN THE 1970s?
The GREEN GOBLIN is out of their lives, but NORMAN OSBORN isn't! Can PETER AND GWEN find happiness as the world of the 1970s dances on around them?
Rated T

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Valiant Son rated Blade Runner: 2019 #3 Aug 30, 2020
8.0

Blade Runner: 2019 #3

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Sep 18, 2019


Hunter becomes hunted, as veteran Blade Runner Ash is shot down in neo-noir Los Angeles, 2019! The first new comic series set in the world of Blade Runner, from Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)!

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Valiant Son rated Blade Runner: 2019 #2 Aug 30, 2020
8.0

Blade Runner: 2019 #2

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Return to the world of Blade Runner in an all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)! Veteran Blade Runner Ash hunts down the kidnapped child of a billionaire, but he's not all he seems...

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #13 Aug 30, 2020
4.0

Everything that has been going wrong of late with this series, is epitomised here: characters acting out of character; silly 2020 obsessions (identity politics especially) rearing their ugly anachronistic heads; illogical plotting, and weak storytelling; revisionist of the TOS timeline and universe. I used to really enjoy this series, but now I am getting annoyed.

Star Trek: Year Five #13

By: Jackson Lanzing, Stephen Thompson
Released: Aug 5, 2020

The Enterprise and her crew finally make it back to Federation space, but the Federation they find isn't quite the same as the one they had left behind. Meanwhile, Aegis and Gary Seven's grand design continues to take shape-and the consequences will be staggering. The final voyages of the original Enterprise crew continue in this episode from showr...

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #12 Aug 30, 2020
7.0

So-so. In the early issues, this series was the comic I rushed to read each month; it was the most genuinely fun comic, which also rang absolutely true to the TV series. Then identity politics and other modern day nonsense began to creep in. While this issue is not the most egregious example of this trend, it is a shadow of former glories. The story is okay

Star Trek: Year Five #12

By: Jackson Lanzing, Stephen Thompson
Released: Jul 1, 2020

At last-the moment you've been waiting for since the first page of issue #1! With a villain revealed, a stranded crew, and a ship on a collision course with total destruction, Captain James T. Kirk will have to face the biggest challenge of his life on his own!

Written by showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Green Arrow, Nightwing,...

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8.0

The Butcher of Paris #3

By: Stephanie Phillips, Dean Kotz
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Pieces of Dr. Marcel Petiot's past are slowly exposed-revealing harrowing events and actions that peer into the mind of a madman. As the detectives begin an intense interrogation with the killer's wife, the Nazi occupation progresses-and the fate of Paris is determined.  

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8.0

The Butcher of Paris #2

By: Stephanie Phillips, Dean Kotz
Released: Jan 8, 2020

In Nazi occupied Paris, the death toll mounts, but the killer's motive and whereabouts remain unknown. The investigation uncovers a name-a doctor, whose skill and expertise match that of the meticulous crimes. But is this doctor the sadistic killer operating in the shadows, or just another victim of the Gestapo?

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Psycamorean reviewed Empyre #1 Jul 16, 2020
9.0

If you ever wanted an objective fact check that the professional critics are corrupt, compare the reviews of Death Metal #2 to this issue. This was a really good issue, twist being obvious aside. I want to focus on the twist though. How much of a twist is it actually supposed to be? It was pretty clear by the end of Avengers #0, and everyone remembers "Beware the Trees" from Incoming, right? I won more

Empyre #1

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Featuring action-packed extras including a Cover Gallery, Script, Inked And Color Pages and more! The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the ...

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Psycamorean - Jul 18, 2020

Same. Critics still hold clout for some people, though, and that's why I like pointing out their flaws. And if I were much more inclined, I could probably do it for everything I review.

Valiant Son - Jul 23, 2020

I largely ignore the critic reviews and look at user reviews. I've frequently criticised nonsense from the critics in my own reviews.

8.0

XIII: The Day of the Black Sun (volume one) #1

By: Jean Van Hamme
Released: Sep 22, 2010

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Valiant Son reviewed V For Vendetta #5 Jun 12, 2020
10

The tension ramps up with V's broadcast, while all the other fantastic features I have highlighted in previous issues remain as strong here.

V For Vendetta #5

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

V begins his broadcast and criticizes the human race itself, filling them in on their disappointing behavior. Meanwhile, Evey attempts to return to normal life after her abandonment.

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Valiant Son reviewed V For Vendetta #4 Jun 12, 2020
10

Another brilliant issue.

V For Vendetta #4

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

V must come to a decision about Evey, but it's one his young compatriot might not like. Plus, V breaks into a television station with an important message.

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Valiant Son reviewed V For Vendetta #3 Jun 12, 2020
10

Brilliant. Simply, brilliant. All characters are well-written, the plot is well-constructed and beautifully paced, the art is excellent, and the dialogue is superb.

V For Vendetta #3

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

Evey feels betrayed by her involvement in Bishop Lilliman's murder and gives V an ultimatum. Meanwhile, the Fingermen come closer to unlocking the mystery of V's identity!

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #11 Jun 12, 2020
7.5

Overall, a decent story, even if the likenesses are not as good as they were when this series started. However, I was once again thrown out of the story when the Tholian child wasn't just referred to as, "they", but a big point is made about this with the Tholian child getting angry at Scotty for misgendering. This nonsense began with Jody Houser's story in #5-#6, but it is getting ridiculous now. more

Star Trek: Year Five #11

By: Jackson Lanzing, Stephen Thompson
Released: Jun 3, 2020

With the Federation border in sight, a villain revealed will subject Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to their most dangerous challenge yet-where everything comes to a head in a battle for the fate of the five-year mission!

Showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Green Arrow, Nightwing, Gotham City Garage) return!

The class...

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #10 Jun 12, 2020
5.0

Sadly a weak resolution to the previous issue. Not only is the plot weak, but so too is the characterisation. Sulu's behaviour towards Chekov didn't ring true, but by far the most egregious example of poor characterisation was with Spock, who didn't behave like Spock in a single panel that he featured in.

Star Trek: Year Five #10

By: Jim McCann, Angel Hernandez
Released: Feb 19, 2020

With Captain Kirk still incapactiated, Spock finds himself trapped between a planet quickly spinning into chaos and a crew at each other's throats.

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Valiant Son reviewed The Butcher of Paris #1 Jun 12, 2020
8.5

A good first issue, which is reminiscent both in the art, and the writing, of European comics. This is no bad thing at all, and is indeed a recommendation.

The Butcher of Paris #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Dean Kotz
Released: Dec 4, 2019

In 1944, as Swastikas flew over Paris, one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers in history turned the occupied city into his personal hunting ground.

Under the guise of opportunity and freedom, a killer preys on those desperate to flee . . . until a gruesome discovery alerts the police. In a city on the brink of war, the hunt...

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Valiant Son reviewed Blade Runner: 2019 #1 May 19, 2020
8.0

Strong and interesting opening to this faithful new Blade Runner series.

Blade Runner: 2019 #1

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Jul 17, 2019

In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran Blade Runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire's wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes... An all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, American Gods), with longtime co-w...

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Valiant Son reviewed Divinity #4 Apr 30, 2020
6.0

Well, I've finally finished this four issue series and it has only taken me seven weeks to do so. Yes, that's how interested and excited I was! What a load of pretentious nonsense.

When I heard about Divinty, I thought it sounded really interesting, and as a big fan of Joshua Dysart's Harbinger series, I was keen to try some other Valiant titles. This one failed to live up to the enormo more

Divinity #4

By: Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine
Released: May 27, 2015

This is it! The mind-bending, reality-altering reveal of what happened to turn a long-lost Russian cosmonaut into the godlike being known as DIVINITY!

But there are some things even gods can't do - a lesson that DIVINITY may not learn easily. Can the super-powered heroes of the world contain the rage of a mad god? The earth-shattering conc...

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Michaelbn reviewed Gotham High #1 Apr 8, 2020
1.0

Let's make Batman Chinese because I'm from Eastern Asia. Wut?

Gotham High #1

By: Melissa De La Cruz, Thomas Pitilli
Released: Apr 1, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took-even destroy the ones they love-to satisfy their own motives.
Aft...

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Valiant Son - Apr 22, 2020

Then you are misreading the review. The reviewer is unhappy with the unnecessary and pointless changes made because the author has Chinese ancestry so she made the lead character Chinese. This is not that the reviewer dislikes Chinese people. Your argument is still a strawman.

RedKSuperman - Apr 23, 2020

The author admits she knows nothing about Batman and has no intent of learning...Yeah that attitude should go over real well with fans. If she wanted to write this sort of book fine, but don't slap the Batman title on it.

Valiant Son reviewed V For Vendetta #2 Apr 13, 2020
9.5

Multi-layered and complex, as may well be expected. This certainly isn't a comfortable read, but it is a thought-provoking and intelligent one.

V For Vendetta #2

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

V continues his crusade against the tyrannical government of Great Britain, bombing another prominent building and attacking a Bishop. As Evey grows more comfortable with the vigilante, she falls deeper into his plot.

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