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5.5

Kind of forgettable. Vader hunts down rebels, one escapes by luck but Vader eventually wins.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #5

By: Dennis Hopeless, Geraldo Borges
Released: Jun 12, 2019

NIGHTMARE ON THE OUTER RIM!
•  A backwater jungle planet teeming with poisonous plants.
•  The search for a device that can track the REBELS.
•  A psychedelic nightmare triggered by the local flora - with a terror known as DARTH VADER!
Rated T

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Azrael reviewed Punisher #12 Jun 15, 2019
9.5

The Punisher finally makes it back home! And this issue shows that the Punisher is just as lethal when he has no gun.

Punisher #12

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jun 12, 2019

THE EVIL THAT MEN DO...
•  Baron Zemo's plans are revealed to be even more sinister than believed.
•  As Frank and Zemo's war extends beyond Bagalia, the stakes get higher and the clock is ticking.
•  What lines will Frank cross to stop Zemo?
Parental Advisory

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Azrael added Event Leviathan to their pull list Jun 11, 2019

Event Leviathan

The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (Jinxworld's SCARLET, Marvel's Daredevil) reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive L...

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Azrael reviewed The Dreaming #10 Jun 8, 2019
9.0

The artistry continues to be stunning! A very interesting story with some definite questions about what Dream is up to.

The Dreaming #10

By: Simon Spurrier, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 5, 2019

The Dream Hunters chart the footsteps of their absent lord through realms infernal and external, stumbling at last upon an unexpected treasure...while the new incumbent upon the throne of the Dreaming-scared of its own mind-at last decides who, and how, to be.
MATURE READERS

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7.5

The Luke/Palpatine connection could have been better. But overall it’s still a good issue

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Luke Skywalker #1

By: Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse
Released: Jun 5, 2019

THE FIRST TEMPTATION OF LUKE SKYWALKER!
•  After learning the true identity of his father, LUKE continues his training and prepares for the inevitable showdown, determined never to follow the path of VADER.
•  But when a rebel general's mistakes lead to disaster and Luke must seize command, the DARK SIDE tempts him as never before...

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Azrael reviewed Savage Avengers #2 Jun 7, 2019
7.5

Still feels rather rushed. It would haven better if each character was introduced one at a time. But the action is good and the plot seems promising.

Savage Avengers #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Jun 5, 2019

• The Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a death god from a celestial hell.
•  The only thing standing between Earth and destruction is the Savage Avengers: Conan, Wolverine, Punisher and Voodoo.
•  Plus: Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever. And Conan discovers a dark secret squ...

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Azrael reviewed DCeased #2 Jun 7, 2019
9.0

Definitely leaves you with more questions than answers which is great for a second issue. How will they get a cure? What happens with Batman really? A very good first couple issues.

DCeased #2

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Jun 5, 2019

Millions are dying every minute. Heroes and villains alike are falling. Can the Justice League unite to find a way to stop the spread of death? Can they save humanity from extinction? Can they even save themselves? The key to survival may hinge on the last moments of one of the World's Finest Heroes...
RATED T+

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8.5

This really amps up anticipation to the Leviathan storyline. The way they made Leviathan seem a match for Superman is great. It was also written and drawn very well. However, the addition of the Jimmy Olson story in the middle did drive the momentum to a screeching halt for a while. I get a Lois Lan comic series but is there really demand for a Jimmy Olson comic series?

Superman: Leviathan Rising Special #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Yanick Paquette
Released: May 29, 2019

An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June! As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it's up to Lois, Jimmy and the heroes of t...

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6.5

This is not a bad story but it is nothing special as other Star Wars stories in the past. Largely, it is just forgettable. It could have been good to see what Vader said over the comms at the end. By far the weakest in the series.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #4

By: Dennis Hopeless, Stephen Mooney
Released: May 29, 2019

NEVER MESS WITH THE BEST!
•  We all know DARTH VADER as THE EMPEROR'S iron fist, but as any rebel can tell you, he's also a terror in a TIE Fighter.
•  What does it feel like in that X-WING cockpit when you're nose-to-nose with the EMPIRE'S deadliest pilot?
•  Will you even live to tell the tale, hotshot?
Rated T

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9.0

A very solid first issue! I always get excited about dystopian DC futures. How they draw Bruce Wayne and Wonder Woman could have been better and just glancing over Darkseid's death could have been a lot better. However, the pros far outweigh the cons.

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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Azrael reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 Jun 5, 2019
4.5

After a disastrous issue #8, this issue ends with a big giant “meh”. It could have been so much more. The interview panels were actually really good here though.

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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Azrael reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 Jun 5, 2019
10

This issue redefined the history of Superman and was fantastic from start to finish.

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

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6.0

Good concept but the story feels rather dull in parts.

Justice League: Odyssey Vol. 1: The Ghost Sector

By: Joshua Williamson, Philippe Briones

When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. These wild-card teammates try to stop Despero from slave-trading Col...

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Azrael reviewed Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #2 May 26, 2019
7.5

An average story mostly but the ending does make the next issue quite intriguing.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #2

By: Sacks, Will Sliney
Released: May 22, 2019

• Across the galaxy, DOK-ONDAR is known as the procurer of the rarest antiquities in the universe. But the most priceless of his relics come with a darker cost.
•  And with the First Order's hunt for the hidden Resistance heating up, planet Batuu might soon turn into the most dangerous place in the galaxy.
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8.5

As a Jabba story it was average. However extra points are added as the issue shows that economics means as much to the Star Wars galaxy as it does to us.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Jabba The Hutt #1

By: Greg Pak, Emilio Laiso
Released: May 22, 2019

IT'S GREAT TO BE JABBA!
•  Across the galaxy, Imperials, rebels and scoundrels alike speak in hushed tones of JABBA THE HUTT, the greatest gangster in the OUTER RIM.
•  Discover what makes the name of Jabba so feared, in a crime story that stretches from the casinos of CANTO BIGHT to the deserts of TATOOINE!
Rated T

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Azrael added Batman: Last Knight on Earth to their pull list May 26, 2019

Batman: Last Knight on Earth

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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Azrael reviewed Action Comics #1011 May 26, 2019
8.5

Great lead up to the Leviathan story arc! The deep intel spy versions of Clark and Lois were also good to see. The introduction of Manhunter could have been less sudden though.

Action Comics #1011

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Steve Epting
Released: May 22, 2019

Leviathan wins! After the destruction of anyone and everyone who could stand in its way-from Lois Lane's military father, Sam Lane, to agencies such as Spyral and Checkmate-the newly reorganized and amped-up evil organization stands ready to topple even the Man of Steel! With a shocking conclusion that'll affect the entire DC Universe over the summ...

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Azrael reviewed Books of Magic #8 May 24, 2019
9.0

An issue that gets straight to the point. It is fun and the other magical worlds are explored very well. Plus the relationship between Tim and Rose is expanded much more than previous issues.

Books of Magic #8

By: Kat Howard, Tom Fowler
Released: May 22, 2019

A new storyline begins! After running away to Faerie, Tim Hunter finds himself forgetting why he fled home in the first place. Not that he's complaining! Magic is so much more fun when consequences and math quizzes are no longer one's main concerns. But what's Titania, queen of the faeries, want with the young Tim Hunter, and why does it have Rose ...

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Azrael reviewed Star Wars: Tie Fighter #2 May 21, 2019
7.0

So far I like the series but adding more intrigue or action would definitely make it better.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #2

By: Jody Houser, Joshua Cassara
Released: May 15, 2019

BETRAYAL AMONG THE RANKS!
•  The TIE Fighter pilots of SHADOW WING come under fire from what appear to be their fellow IMPERIALS!
•  Has the influence of THE REBELLION stretched further than anticipated?
•  Or is there something more sinister at work?
Rated T

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Azrael reviewed Lucifer #8 May 21, 2019
9.5

This issue is exactly what I hoped it would be. Another strong addition in the series.

Lucifer #8

By: Dan Waters, Sebastian Fiumara
Released: May 15, 2019

Lucifer is in Duat. The gods of the Egyptian underworld consider whether to give the Devil the sanctuary he seeks-or whether to devour his heart. Meanwhile, the world's witches arrive for a sabbath, and an act of blood magic does not go as planned.

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7.0

This is a good issue. Nothing memorable or breathtaking but adequate. A typical Star Wars story.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Lando Calrissian #1

By: Greg Pak, Matteo Buffagni
Released: May 15, 2019

CLOUD CITY BLUES!
•  Former smuggler LANDO CALRISSIAN has a beautiful dream: a life of leisure and luxury as the totally legitimate BARON ADMINISTRATOR of CLOUD CITY.
•  All he needs to do is take care of his money troubles with one last, big scam. But what will get in his way the most - his bad luck or this a...

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Azrael reviewed Batman and the Outsiders #1 May 15, 2019
8.5

A good start for the issue. And despite the controversy and complaints from the creator, Black Lightning isn't a support character for Batman. He is the leader Batman cannot be. This issue did well but it would have been good to have a more pressing threat.

Batman and the Outsiders #1

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: May 8, 2019

When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!
Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of ...

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9.0

Boba Fett does not care about any "side". He is is own and only side. What Boba cares about are bounties. This comic shows this very well. Could have used more action and fighting from Boba Fett though.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Boba Fett #1

By: Greg Pak, Marc Laming
Released: May 8, 2019

THE HUNTER'S HEART!
•  As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy.
•  But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain?
•  Find out what kind of heart - if any - beats under that MANDALORIAN armor!
Rated...

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Azrael reviewed House of Whispers #9 May 15, 2019
5.0

After recovering very well last issue, this one is just meh. Plodding along with not much intrigue.

House of Whispers #9

By: Nalo Hopkinson, Dominike
Released: May 8, 2019

To try and understand what is going on in her own story, Erzulie seeks to enlist assistance from the fearsome god of stories: Kwaku Anansi. However, the spider-god has many threads in his web, and who knows what price he may extract in unraveling the secrets of one...

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9.0

These issues kicks off a much larger storyline in a very fun way.

Justice League Vol. 1: The Totality

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez

Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Dark Nights: Metal and JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, the core members of the Justice League-Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and more-are reunited in all-new adventures! The League was forced to make an impossible decision...and now it's time to face the consequences! The returning Martian M...

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Azrael reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #5 May 14, 2019
8.0

The helplessness of Batman continues. The actual ending could have more background and less exposition but overall an exciting issue and lead up to the finale.

The Batman Who Laughs #5

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: May 8, 2019

It's a battle to the death as Batman goes head-to-head with the Grim Knight! The Caped Crusader is forced to not only fight off the most evil version of himself, but the growing desire to turn his back on his moral code and commit cold-blooded murder. Any other time, Batman would be able to stay on the straight and narrow, but as the Joker serum fi...

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9.0

This sets up the big mega-event of the summer very well!

DC's Year of the Villain Special #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Cheung
Released: May 1, 2019

Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all.
The c...

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8.5

Another one-shot, another hit for the series! This issue answers the question very well when people ask why Han Solo didn't just go and pay off Jabba after A New Hope.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Han Solo #1

By: Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse
Released: May 1, 2019

THE SCOUNDREL'S CODE!
•  After helping destroy the DEATH STAR, HAN SOLO's ready to cash in his reward and return to life as a scoundrel.
•  But when LUKE SKYWALKER asks for one last favor, Han gets pulled into a rebel mission that might wreck all of his plans.
•  Co-starring CHEWBACCA and introducing AKKO, an old friend wh...

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Azrael reviewed The Dreaming #9 May 6, 2019
10

The artwork is spectacular! The story here is very charming and creative. This issue may be the best of the series thus far.

The Dreaming #9

By: Simon Spurrier, Bilquis Evely
Released: May 1, 2019

Chapter 9: "Entrances and Reflections."
It seeks him here, it seeks him there,
The nightmare seeks him everywhere.
Is he in faerie, or among damned screams...?
That doomed, elusive Lord of Dreams...

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Azrael reviewed DCeased #1 May 6, 2019
9.0

When I heard of a storyline where DC meets zombies, I was sceptical. But this is a great opening a very unique take on a fast spreading virus. The Apokolips scene was tense and the cliffhanger at the end makes me excited for the next issue.

DCeased #1

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: May 1, 2019

"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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