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6.5

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #2

By: Ethan Sacks, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Mar 25, 2020

BOUNTY HUNTERS DRAW FIRST BLOOD!
•  Cyborg bounty hunter VALANCE will stop at nothing to find his old mentor, NAKANO LASH, after her stinging betrayal years earlier.
•  But other bounty hunters have taken the job after a vicious crime lord put out the hit. Everyone's got a reason to go after the traitorous Nautolan.
•  BOS...

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Azrael reviewed The Last God #6 Apr 13, 2020
9.0

Transformed Tyr was a great villain. This certainly was an action packed issue.

The Last God #6

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Mar 25, 2020

The Guild Eldritch's plans for peace are thrown into peril by a defiant act of heroism, splintering Cyanthe's fellowship and leaving them weakened as they go into battle against the transformed King Tyr. As the unlikely band of heroes attempts to put an end to their relentless foe, some  of them will be tested, some will be punished, and ...

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Azrael reviewed Books of Magic #18 Apr 13, 2020
7.5

Well it was a sudden ending to the problem of Tim's dream self. Not great but not bad. Tim making his evil dream self angry was quite funny and at least he wasn't irritating like in previous issues.

Books of Magic #18

By: Kat Howard, Tom Fowler
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Tim Hunter has followed his future self's instructions into total disaster... and now, in an icebound land woven from nightmares, he'll look into the gaping maw of his own grave! The saga of Tim and his doppelgänger reaches its explosive conclusion!

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Azrael reviewed Basketful of Heads #6 Apr 13, 2020
9.5

Every issue ends with June facing an extraordinarily dire situation but this one tops the cake. The plot was really advanced in this issue and the action was also very good. Cutting your thumb up is a total bad ass move as well.

Basketful of Heads #6

By: Joe Hill, Leomacs
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Hill House Comics
In the darkest and most desperate hours of the night, June Branch will use her impossible occult hatchet to cut her way back to her boyfriend. But time is running out for Liam, and June's basket is getting heavier with every new swing of the axe! It's all going down in the penultimate chapter of the gonzo gorefest that launche...

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7.5

I didn't dislike this issue but I did have a problem with how sudden Lex's plan was destroyed. Also how the villains don't finish the other off when they have the chance. But it does set up Death Metal quite well. Hopefully then this will wrap up the involvement of The Batman Who Laughs for the time being.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4

By: James Tynion IV, Steve Epting
Released: Mar 18, 2020

This is it! Lex Luthor has gathered a strike force of villains he's leveled up to be the baddest bad guys around-Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo, each and every one a recipient of one of Lex's dark gifts.
But the Batman Who Laughs has his own army of infected heroes. Six hundred sixty-six of them, all transformed int...

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Azrael rated The Low, Low Woods #4 Apr 12, 2020
7.5

The Low, Low Woods #4

By: Carmen Maria Machado, DaNi
Released: Mar 18, 2020

Hill House Comics
El and Octavia's paths converge in an unexpected and bizarre way. They come together again just in time to witness a truly horrendous sight: a mob of Skinless Men erupting from the fiery fissures of Shudder-to-Think, Pennsylvania.

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Azrael rated Plunge #2 Apr 12, 2020
8.0

Plunge #2

By: Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen
Released: Mar 18, 2020

Hill House Comics
After discovering a corpse upon the Sinnikik Atoll, Moriah Lamb leads a team to hunt for other castaways, while Gage Carpenter begins the exploration of the ghost ship Derleth. But there's something down there in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea, something that doesn't want to be found. And it isn't any safer on land. There ...

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Azrael reviewed Batman/Superman #8 Apr 12, 2020
8.0

The premise is still very silly with many tiny Kandorians attacking the heroes but this issue was a lot better. Also the interaction between Zod and Ras was pretty fun.

Batman/Superman #8

By: Joshua Williamson, Nick Derington
Released: Mar 25, 2020

General Zod is on a mission to resurrect the Bottle City of Kandor, and he's ready to obliterate anyone in his path! Deep within the ruins of an ancient temple, Ra's al Ghul's bid to save his Lazarus Pits from Kryptonian chaos has brought the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel into a brawl neither expected-or was prepared for! What can Batman and Sup...

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Azrael reviewed Punisher: Soviet #6 Apr 12, 2020
10

Ennis sticks the landing again with a great ending. The brutality at the end, how he dealt with the sons and how he tied all the loose ends up were done very well!

Punisher: Soviet #6

By: Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Mar 25, 2020

• The soul-chilling end of PUNISHER: SOVIET is here.
•  Frank and Val have fought side-by-side against not only a Russian mob but also against the tide of history and these issues will make you see The Punisher (and possibly the world) differently than you do now.
Explicit Content

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8.5

John Constantine: Hellblazer #5

By: Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara
Released: Mar 25, 2020

John Constantine has just been named the One True Magelord of All England. Please pray for England.

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10

Great end to a great series. Everything was wrapped up very nice and the next series "The Trial of Bruce Wayne" was also set up very well. Nightwing's line where he said "Holy biblical flood Batman" was genius.

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Mar 25, 2020

DC Black Label
Witness the final battle of the two Bats in this conclusion to the second installment of the White Knight saga! After learning the truth about his name and fortune, Bruce Wayne has made a shocking public announcement in pursuit of redemption-but before he can secure Gotham's future and prosperity once and for all, he must protect...

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Azrael reviewed Lucifer #18 Apr 8, 2020
10

Before I asked myself how Lucifer doesn't remember hunting the god previously but on reflection I'm sure he knows but withheld the information. Odin's story was very enjoyable here and the Lucifer series has continued its very strong run. No complaints at all.

Lucifer #18

By: Dan Watters, Max Fiumara
Released: Mar 18, 2020

Travel back to the early days of Hell itself and witness the first meeting of Odin and Lucifer, a seismic encounter with consequences that will echo through the eons.

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Azrael reviewed Star Wars #4 Apr 8, 2020
8.5

The evolution of Lando from a scoundrel who is in it for himself to Rebel was done very well here. Also Luke's realization that a Jedi isn't his lightsaber was also good. The Ugunaut finding his lightsaber after he left was also a good moment. I don't think even a short amount of time however in carbonite would mean that there are no effects from being frozen. That was a bit cheap but overall it w more

Star Wars #4

By: Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz
Released: Mar 18, 2020

CATASTROPHE IN THE CLOUDS!
•  LUKE SKYWALKER, LANDO CALRISSIAN and LEIA ORGANA have returned to CLOUD CITY! They each left things on BESPIN they desperately need - a weapon, a friend, and crucial information.
•  But the city is swarming with IMPERIALS, under occupation by an EMPIRE desperate to steal its resources.
•  Thin...

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Azrael reviewed DCeased: The Unkillables #2 Apr 8, 2020
9.5

The dialogue was brilliant and there were some genuinely funny moments. Mainly how the villains existed with or trained the kids.

DCeased: The Unkillables #2

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Mar 18, 2020

With the world ending around them, Red Hood and Batgirl take shelter in the most unlikely place: an orphanage full of children! Will they be able to protect the kids from the impending hordes of the infected streaming out of Gotham City and Blüdhaven? And elsewhere, Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, and some of DC's worst villains battle the apocaly...

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Azrael added DCeased: The Unkillables to their pull list Apr 8, 2020

DCeased: The Unkillables

The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019's smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC's hardest villains and an...

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Azrael reviewed Batman and the Outsiders #11 Mar 13, 2020
9.0

This issue was more devoted to the action which is good as the dialogue was a bit so-so. The action was good though.

Batman and the Outsiders #11

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Black Lightning is an Outsider no more! It's up to Katana to take up the reigns of leader-ship as things look their darkest for the team-and the new addition of Babylon has thrown the team into flux. Plus, Batman is far from thrilled with the secrets that the Signal and Orphan are keeping from him. And this is exactly what Ra's al Ghul wants: a bro...

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Azrael reviewed The Dollhouse Family #5 Mar 13, 2020
9.0

Finally she tries to find out more information about the dollhouse. She should have done that a long time ago. Still this issue does very well to build excitement for the conclusion.

The Dollhouse Family #5

By: Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Hill House Comics
The Dollhouse has taken away another piece of Alice's soul...but this time she's not running away. This time she's going to uncover the secret of the House's terrible birth...and use that knowledge to destroy it once and for all!

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9.5

Loved it! Some really nice Rise Of Skywalker tie-ins and some good explanation in how Ben turned to the dark side.

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #4

By: Charles Soule, Will Sliney
Released: Mar 11, 2020

SINS OF THE SON
•  The Rise of KYLO REN concludes, as BEN SOLO, once the Jedi's greatest hope, is swallowed by the Dark Side.
•  It is his destiny - and if there was ever another path, SNOKE and the KNIGHTS OF REN made certain he could not see it.
•  From Ben, to Ren... and now he is lost.

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Azrael reviewed Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1 Mar 13, 2020
9.0

I liked this a lot despite what the “expert” critics say. The characters are really interesting with many well known bounty hunters on a collision course. The appearance by Aphra was also a nice surprise.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1

By: Ethan Sacks, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Mar 11, 2020

NEVER BETRAY A BOUNTY HUNTER - ESPECIALLY IF IT'S BOBA FETT!
Years ago, VALANCE and fellow bounty hunters BOSSK and BOBA FETT took on a mission that went sideways in a bad way after Valance's mentor, NAKANO LASH, violently betrayed them. Valance's team barely escaped with their lives. He never thought he'd face his old mentor ever again...until...

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Azrael reviewed Punisher: Soviet #5 Mar 13, 2020
9.0

Keeps up pace well with some great action. The ending is set up really well!

Punisher: Soviet #5

By: Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• The soul-chilling end of PUNISHER: SOVIET is here.
•  Frank and Val have fought side-by-side against not only a Russian mob but also against the tide of history and these issues will make you see The Punisher (and possibly the world) differently than you do now.
Explicit Content

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Azrael added Star Wars: Bounty Hunters to their pull list Mar 11, 2020

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters

NEVER BETRAY A BOUNTY HUNTER - ESPECIALLY IF IT'S BOBA FETT!
Years ago, VALANCE and fellow bounty hunters BOSSK and BOBA FETT took on a mission that went sideways in a bad way after Valance's mentor, NAKANO LASH, violently betrayed them. Valance's team barely escaped with their lives. He never thought he'd face his old mentor ever again...until...

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Azrael reviewed Savage Avengers #11 Mar 11, 2020
8.0

I really liked reading Kulan Gath’s backstory. The action was good and it’s interesting to see what this weapon that can put down Gath really is. The artwork could have been better in parts though.

Savage Avengers #11

By: Gerry Duggan, Butch Guice
Released: Mar 4, 2020

The horrific secret of Kulan Gath's power is revealed. Steel yourself,  True Believers, this one is a bummer for the ages. Plus, Dr. Strange & Elektra did what last night?
Parental Advisory

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Azrael reviewed Doctor Doom #6 Mar 11, 2020
5.5

Doom has a road trip with Kangaroo through the desert. Not much happening really. The dialogue was weak and this issue just felt bland. Doom getting the best of Kang at the end was kinda cool though.

Doctor Doom #6

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Mar 4, 2020

After uncovering the Symkarian plot against him, Doctor Doom seeks an "insurance policy" that will ensure his reign over Latveria forever. Before he returns to his homeland to wage a one-man war on those who usurped his throne, he embarks on a covert mission to find a secret and powerful device with an unlikely ally, Kang the Conqueror-all while be...

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Azrael reviewed The Dreaming #19 Mar 11, 2020
10

An easy perfect score for this issue. The artwork was amazing and the way this issue brought together the entire complex story from issue #1 was done superbly.

The Dreaming #19

By: Simon Spurrier, Bilquis Evely
Released: Mar 4, 2020

A lost dream has returned to the Dreaming to rally the troops against the rule of Wan-but without Dream himself, do his subjects have the strength they need to prevail? Or has the unconsciousness of humankind already been changed forever?

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Azrael reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #2 Mar 11, 2020
4.5

Before reading this, I guessed who “Padme” really is and I was right. Not much of a surprise and the story seems a bit bland. Vader kinda takes a back seat in his own comic series. Also the droid following Vader is quite an annoying character by talking so much and trying to be humorous but I know he’s there for exposition.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THE FACE OF THE QUEEN!
•  In the wake of the shocking revelations of The Empire Strikes Back, DARTH VADER continues his quest for revenge against everyone who hid his son Luke from him.
•  But when his search takes him deep into his past, he uncovers a hauntingly familiar face that will challenge everything he...

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Azrael reviewed Daphne Byrne #3 Mar 11, 2020
9.0

The artwork is a bit iffy but the story is fantastic. Some really old school horror and you truly don’t know what the specter that is following Daphne truly is. Then the subplot with the mother is also a nice twist.

Daphne Byrne #3

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Mar 4, 2020

Hill House Comics
Daphne may have a lead on someone who can unravel the con she believes is being played on her mother. But is Daphne too late to prevent whoever it is from trying to take her under their wing? And does the mysterious spirit she calls Brother want to help her to save her mother? Or is he more interested in pushing Daphne to harn...

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Azrael reviewed Batman/Superman #7 Mar 1, 2020
5.0

The artwork was not very good in this issue and the story just seems silly. To resurrect Kandor using the Lazurus pits seems beyond far fetched. Zod may be dangerous and lacking in morals but he is not stupid or insane. This seems like something you’d expect from a more insane villain who just wanted to cause trouble.

Batman/Superman #7

By: Joshua Williamson, Nick Derington
Released: Feb 26, 2020

In the aftermath of "The Infected," Batman and Superman create new measures to prevent hidden and dangerous super-villain plots in the future. Using new technology to track villains throughout the DC Universe, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are startled to discover that General Zod has returned to Earth-and that his new target is...Ra's al Gh...

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Azrael rated The Last God #5 Mar 1, 2020
9.0

The Last God #5

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Beyond the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amidst the void, he waits. Mol Uhltep, The Last God. This is the tale of those who claimed to slay him, and the world
they doomed with their lies.
Thirty years in the past, Tyr forges an alliance with a new member of his fellowship, a powerful spellcaster who reveals an unima...

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Azrael reviewed John Constantine: Hellblazer #4 Feb 27, 2020
10

This issue was amazing from top down. The story was interesting, the artwork was superb and this issue was genuinely funny. John’s character was really shown off here perfectly. A guy who seems to be useless until backed into a corner when he needs to get the job done.

John Constantine: Hellblazer #4

By: Si Spurrier, Matias Bergara
Released: Feb 26, 2020

John Constantine was missing for years-and in that time, England needed a mystical protector, a guardian at the gates. Heroically, the young man known as Tommy Willowtree stepped into the breach! This cosmically attuned mage has held evil at bay with the force of his positive white magic, unlocking a new era of peace for the citizens of London. He ...

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8.5

I actually quite liked this issue. The Joker’s appearance was great, the dialogue was good and the artwork was the best part. One would think Lex still has an army. But I wonder why the heroes that are left don’t make an appearance. Probably not to get infected but at least it’s nice to see them monitoring the fight.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

By: James Tynion IV, Steve Epting
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also ...

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