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Sal reviewed Criminal #3 Mar 22, 2019
9.0

The finale of the two-part arc “Bad Weekend”, Criminal #3 is another terrific installment from what has become one of the most consistent titles on the shelves. Brubaker and Phillips deliver solid performances with every issue and have built a world full of characters that readers can care for, feel sorry for, and empathize with.

Set ten years before (it’s not a sequel) the “Ba more

Criminal #3

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Mar 20, 2019

"THE LONGEST WEEKEND," Part Two-Jacob's weekend taking care of his old mentor takes a turn for the worse.  As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

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Sal reviewed Spider-Man: Life Story #1 Mar 22, 2019
6.5

At this point the retelling of a super-heroes origin is as commonplace as variant covers, re-boots, and characters returning from the dead. A retelling of a specific moment or time period is something less customary but that does not guarantee a captivating or entertaining story.

Set in the 1966, four years after a radioactive spider bite transformed teenage Peter Parker into the Friend more

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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Sal reviewed Invisible Kingdom #1 Mar 22, 2019
5.0

Marking the return of former Vertigo editor Karen Berger to comic book publishing under the “Berger Comics” line at Dark Horse, I was maybe expecting too much from this first offering.

G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward have attempted to create a lush and complicated sci-fi saga revolving around two very different characters whose lives are connected through the tendrils of a inter more

Invisible Kingdom #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Christian Ward
Released: Mar 20, 2019

    Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system's dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals...

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SloboSOY reviewed Invisible Kingdom #1 Mar 22, 2019
5.5

Ok maybe it's because I'm french, but I don't understand much of it.
We have not much clues about this new univers and so the cliffhanger don't work at all on me.
I even don't find this book interesting enough to try to make more effort.

Cover - Nice and related. 2/2
Story - Well, it's a very bumpy ride that kick me out. In case it's only me I will not be mean about that. more

Invisible Kingdom #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Christian Ward
Released: Mar 20, 2019

    Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system's dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals...

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7.0

Billed as an origin story for The Grim Knight, this issue missed an opportunity to delve into the psyche of an alternate universe Bruce Wayne to try and explain what events might create a Batman who breaks the “rule” by gleefully killing the criminals of Gotham. What we ended up with is a rather pedestrian, although skewed, retelling of the classic Batman origin tale. It gives us little insigh more

The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1

By: Scott Snyder, Eduardo Risso
Released: Mar 13, 2019

Ripped from Batman's greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world's most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring ...

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Darkseid24 - Mar 15, 2019

Maybe you’ll enjoy the next issue more

TheImageIsStrong - Mar 24, 2019

It's a one shot unfortunately. Wish it would be a 6 or 12 issue run, it will though be revealed in issue 4 of The Batman To Laugh issue 4 is what it said at the end. Can't wait.

Sal reviewed Assassin Nation #1 Mar 14, 2019
6.0


What happens when the former #1 assassin in the world retire to become a crime boss and gets targeted for assassination? He hires a bunch of other assassins to protect him from the assassins that are trying to assassinate him. The title of this book might be a little too on the nose.

I’m not sure what this book is trying to be. It is described by the publisher as “madcap”, more

Assassin Nation #1

By: Kyle Starks, Erica Henderson
Released: Mar 13, 2019

    SERIES PREMIERE! Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.
The W...

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Sal reviewed Little Bird #1 Mar 14, 2019
7.5

Little Bird is a challenging story set in an alternate future version of our world where people are fighting against a bloodthirsty government army led by a bloodthirsty religious zealot.

Little Bird’s mother is leading the last of a resistance against the “United Nations of America”, a fanatical religious organization that is invading Canada in pursuit of their Holy Empire. She more

Little Bird #1

By: Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram
Released: Mar 13, 2019

MINISERIES PREMIERE!
Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM's breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD.
With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and t...

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Sal reviewed Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 Mar 14, 2019
9.0

As a 48-year-old man, I am light years away from the intended demographic for this book. However I was a kid once, and yes they made comic books back then, and no they were not carved into stone tablets. They were filled with characters that kids could identify with, that were going through problems kids could relate to, while fighting bad guys and occasionally saving the city. Happily, so does Th more

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Minkyu Jung
Released: Mar 13, 2019

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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Sal reviewed Domino: Hotshots #1 Mar 7, 2019
8.5

I cannot say that I am a particular fan of the character Domino. I don’t know all that much about her besides that she is a mutant, her basic powers of “chaos probability”, and at one time I believe she was an assassin. Thankfully in the hands of a veteran comic book writer like Gail Simone, little if any of that is necessary knowledge in order to enjoy this book.

While a touch t more

Domino: Hotshots #1

By: Gail Simone, David Baldeon
Released: Mar 6, 2019

BULLY, BRAWLER, MERCENARY, SPIES: THE MARVEL UNIVERSE'S HOTTEST TEAM IS HERE!
•  Domino and her pals Outlaw and Diamondback are caught between warring nations! And it'll take a whole new crew of international women of mystery to sort it out!
•  Featuring the titanic talents of Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and D...

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Sal reviewed Morning in America #1 Mar 6, 2019
3.0

I found this book to be jumbled and loose in it's narrative. A nostalgic horror/mystery set in the 80's, like Stranger Things or Paper Girls, without a well developed plot or particularly strong characters.

It's difficult to buy into the "Sick Sisters" as we are simply told that they are the ..."bad girls that don't give a F#ck" as opposed to actually being shown any behavior that demo more

Morning in America #1

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Claudia Aguirre
Released: Mar 6, 2019

The year is 1983. A series of disappearances afflicts Tucker, Ohio following the opening of a mysterious new factory. But when the town finds itself under siege from strange monsters, it's up to intrepid girl gang of no-account teen delinquents to try and figure out what's happening-and save everyone's lives before it's too late.

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Sal reviewed The Six Million Dollar Man #1 Mar 6, 2019
4.0

I loved the Six Million Dollar Man tv show as a kid. The action figure is still one of my all-time favorite toys. Bigfoot has never been cooler. I’m a Steve Austin fanboy. At the same time I can see how cheesey and ridiculous this show was in retrospect and fully expect a comic book based on the show to take a different direction. If you are going to do that however, I suggest doing it better more

The Six Million Dollar Man #1

By: Christopher Hastings, David Hahn
Released: Mar 6, 2019

CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (The Unbelievable Gwenpool! Secret Agent Deadpool! Adventure Time! I Am Groot!) and DAVID HAHN (Batman '66! Bombshells: United!) proudly present a story from a time when there wasn't internet, but there WERE cyborgs!
It's the 1970s. Things are going great. Steve Austin (used to be an astronaut, now has robo-parts & a laser ...

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6.0

Hopeless attempts to give us a new perspective on Vader by seeing him though the naive eyes of a tunnel-dwelling, blue-skinned alien child. However the irony of this could only be lost upon someone as unfamiliar with Star Wars as the protagonist of this story is of the Empire, Jedi, or lightsabers.

While this “primitive” character has access to technology like hoverboards and magnif more

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Mar 6, 2019

WHO IS DARTH VADER?
He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be ...

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Sal reviewed Batman #66 Mar 6, 2019
7.0

I feel that the fact that DC Comics and his editors have given Tom King such leeway to tell off-beat sometimes experimental stories with characters like The Omega Men, Mister Miracle or Nightwing is commendable. Letting him do it with Batman is almost unthinkable, yet they have, and continue to do so. While it may not always payoff in every issue, the overall accomplishment is something I have to more

Batman #66

By: Tom King, Jorge Fornes
Released: Mar 6, 2019

The "Knightmares" storyline continues! Something-or someone-is forcing Batman to live through some of his darkest fears, amplifying the Dark Knight's anxieties and reimagining some of his worst traumas. Now that Batman has become aware of the nature of these delusions, he must find a way to break through and find out the source of this disruption. ...

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