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Azrael reviewed Plunge #1 Feb 19, 2020
9.0

The characters are set up pretty good and the premise is very interesting. All in all a good foundation for a tense situation is done adequately. The only thing that makes me a bit dubious in the very last page with the talking microbes.

Plunge #1

By: Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen
Released: Feb 19, 2020

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth's dead...only to find tha...

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Azrael added Plunge to their pull list Feb 19, 2020

Plunge

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth's dead...only to find tha...

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8.5

A pretty good follow up. I always wondered after the first DCeased why Alfred or Damian didn’t send any message to Gordon. Seeing how the villains adapt is an interesting concept.

DCeased: The Unkillables (2020-) #1

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Released: Feb 19, 2020

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Azrael reviewed Supergirl #39 Feb 15, 2020
8.0

Seems I’m in the minority but I quite liked this issue. WW’s actions were as you would expect and if the earth was facing a rogue Kryptonian threat, why wouldn’t the government step in?

Supergirl #39

By: Jody Houser, Rachael Stott
Released: Feb 12, 2020

After the Lasso of Truth reveals something unexpected about Supergirl's infection, Wonder Woman is quickly running out of ways to try to bring Kara back peacefully. Making matters worse, the government has sent robotic military backup to Smallville to deal with the possible atomic threat of Infected Supergirl-and neither Wonder Woman nor Supergirl ...

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7.0

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #3

By: Charles Soule, Will Sliney
Released: Feb 12, 2020

BEN SOLO, KNIGHT OF REN?
•  Soon, BEN SOLO'S path will end in a place of fire and blood, and a shadow will rise to take his place. He is with the KNIGHTS OF REN now, and they will welcome him, if he can pay their price.
•  But before that destiny is fulfilled, a battle must be fought at an ancient JEDI Outpost ...

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Azrael reviewed The Dollhouse Family #4 Feb 14, 2020
9.5

This story was properly horror. A lot of suspense, good characters and scenes like the monster hiding behind the closet were great!

The Dollhouse Family #4

By: Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Alice's worst nightmare has come true: the Dollhouse has returned...and if it can't have her, it'll settle for her daughter! And as horrible as her prior experiences with the House have been, they're nothing compared to what it's been able to come up with after 20 years of waiting...

Azrael reviewed Savage Avengers #10 Feb 14, 2020
9.0

Strange in the doom armor was fantastic. The way that each of them fought together was very fun and the whole thing with trying to get Deadman back was very interesting.

Savage Avengers #10

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom and Conan the Barbarian set out to kill Kulan Gath before he grows stronger! The team-up you never knew you couldn't live without concludes. We hope you'll be okay.
Parental Advisory

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Azrael reviewed Batman and the Outsiders #10 Feb 14, 2020
9.0

A lot more action and less of the annoying bickering. If only the majority of issues in this series was like this. Seeing more Bruce Wayne and not just Batman was also cool.

Batman and the Outsiders #10

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: Feb 12, 2020

When Batman recruited Black Lightning to join the Outsiders, he warned him of the dark world he was entering. Black Lightning shrugged it off, but now that Ra's al Ghul has gone after him directly, the darkness Batman warned of has enveloped him. Will the Outsiders be able to free him from it?

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Azrael reviewed Savage Avengers #0 Feb 10, 2020
7.5

Just a recap of an old story but this was the first I have ever heard that story. I enjoyed it.

Savage Avengers #0

By: Gerry Duggan, Greg Smallwood
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The looming threat of Kulan Gath reunites Dr. Strange and Magik on Krakoa. The fate of the world will rest in what they discover. Re-presenting a pair of classics, UNCANNY X-MEN 190 & 191 by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr, in the context of a great new sequence illustrated by the impeccable Greg Smallwood.
Parental Advisory

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Azrael reviewed Doctor Doom #5 Feb 7, 2020
7.0

I don’t really know if this was a good issue or not. It seemed too rushed and I’m not crazy about the whole prophecy Doom is getting. Although I did like him going back to his evil ways and Kang was great.
If Doom caused all that trouble though as the heroes believe, I think they’d send A-grade heroes after him though rather than the ones pursuing him now.

Doctor Doom #5

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Feb 5, 2020

As Victorious and Silver Sable hunt for Doctor Doom in New York, he grows more obsessed with a vision of saving the entire world. He'll track down the woman he's seen as his future wife, but struggle to rectify the man he is with the man he thinks he'll become. At an emotional peak, Doom is ambushed by the Blue Marvel, just as Victorious and Sable ...

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Azrael reviewed Daphne Byrne #2 Feb 7, 2020
9.5

MUCH better than the first issue! This issue delivered on bringing a feel of horror, making the lead character more compelling and telling a fun story. Hopefully this pace is kept up.

Daphne Byrne #2

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The spirit known as Brother has revealed himself to Daphne, and he wants only to help and protect her. But who, exactly, does Daphne need protection from? The cruelty of the other girls at school? Or the medium who seems to be taking her mother even further under her wing?

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Azrael reviewed The Dreaming #18 Feb 7, 2020
9.5

I had to read this a twice to fully understand but that was no problem. This is an epic turn to this story. The way they brought Dora back to fighting form and set up the final showdown was really creatively well done!

The Dreaming #18

By: Simon Spurrier, Marguerite Sauvage
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Rose Walker was a vortex, once. And as a vortex, she draws dreams to herself...and she is drawn to them. And it's a good thing, too, because Dora, Matthew, and Abel are in well over their heads in the waking world-a world that is slowly destroying itself, as Wan's plans for the collective unconscious of humanity have come to pass!

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Azrael reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 Feb 6, 2020
8.0

The dialogue with the droid helping Vader felt a bit weird. Vader is the type to shut someone up if they’re talking too much like with Aphrodite. But all in all this was a good issue.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Feb 5, 2020

"JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!"
THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES!
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses -- plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud Cit...

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Azrael added Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) to their pull list Feb 5, 2020

Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020)

"JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!"
THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES!
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses -- plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud Cit...

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Azrael reviewed Green Lantern: Blackstars #3 Feb 1, 2020
9.0

I loved the trap that Jordan set to ensure victory. Morrison really wrapped this one up very nicely!

Green Lantern: Blackstars #3

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Jan 29, 2020

The epic conclusion to this twisted rewrite of DC Universe history! Will Hal Jordan and his fascist band of Blackstars sublimate the entire universe to the diamond will of Controller Mu? Can the timeline ever be restored before more of Earth's heroes perish?

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Azrael reviewed Green Lantern: Blackstars #2 Feb 1, 2020
9.5

The comments about the direction of DC storylines and parallels to events that have been going on was a thing of beauty! Then mix it in with Morrison's trademark comic weirdness and creativity and this was an amazing issue to read.

Green Lantern: Blackstars #2

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Target: Earth! Hal Jordan and the Blackstars will stop at nothing to bend the planet to its leader's whims, and Earth's greatest heroes pull out all the stops to fight these fascists. Betrayals of cosmic consequence abound! And why is Earth's sun turning orange? We can only hope Superman figures that one out before it's too late...

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8.0

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Nov 6, 2019

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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Azrael reviewed The Last God #4 Feb 1, 2020
9.5

Easily one of the best of the series. This series is really building up steam!

The Last God #4

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Jan 29, 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.
With the wraith of King Tyr and Mol Uhltep hot on her trail, and the Last God's foul curse worsening, Queen Cyanthe must rally her sur...

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8.0

Quite a decent ending and a good stopping point before the series start. Even in the face of extinction, Romulans will do what Romulans do.

Star Trek: Picard - Countdown #3

By: Mike Johnson, Angel Hernandez
Released: Jan 29, 2020

Jean-Luc Picard has traveled to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, defeated impossible foes, and survived in the face of unthinkable odds, but it's the end of this one mission that will change his life forever.

The official countdown to CBS All Access's Star Trek: Picard ends here, and things will never be the same...

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Azrael reviewed Star Wars #2 Jan 31, 2020
9.5

I absolutely loved Lando’s interaction with Jabba and how he is able to squirm out of trouble when needed. The ending showing someone retrieving Luke’s lost lightsaber was also very intriguing!

Star Wars #2

By: Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jan 29, 2020

"No...I am your father."
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud Cit...

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Azrael added Green Lantern: Blackstars to their pull list Jan 29, 2020

Green Lantern: Blackstars

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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Azrael reviewed Conan: Serpent War #4 Jan 25, 2020
5.5

The only real positive about this issue was Moon Knight. The other characters just seemed like they were fighting just another battle. And then everyone goes back home with no repercussions apart from Moon Knight.

Conan: Serpent War #4

By: Jim Zub, Ig Guara
Released: Jan 22, 2020

• At last - AGNES, KANE, and MOON KNIGHT join CONAN in the Hyborian Age for the final showdown between SET, the WYRM, and...KHONSHU?!
•  JAMES ALLISON brought them together, but will KHONSHU tear them apart?
•  The thrilling conclusion to the ages-spanning saga that will have ramifications on the future of the assembled cast!
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Azrael reviewed Conan: Serpent War #3 Jan 25, 2020
6.0

Everything about this issue is quite average. Not bad but certainly nothing that will stick in my memory.

Conan: Serpent War #3

By: Jim Zub, Luca Pizzari
Released: Jan 8, 2020

THE LAST STAND OF  CONAN, DARK AGNES, SOLOMON KANE  & MOON KNIGHT!
•  CONAN and DARK AGNES face off against the servants of SET in STYGIA!
•  SOLOMON KANE and MOON KNIGHT encounter a bizarre relic - but will it aid their quest, or doom their compatriots?
•  And what deadly...

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Azrael reviewed Books of Magic #16 Jan 24, 2020
7.5

One again, how does Tim not see a trap when it’s right before before him until it’s too late? If Tim is going to be the most powerful magic user, why does Rose let him out of her sight when she knows there are forces out there that want Tim dead? This issue wasn’t bad and was told very well but it just annoys me how Tim can be so clueless.

Books of Magic #16

By: Kat Howard, Tom Fowler
Released: Jan 22, 2020

Tim's burgeoning magical abilities got onto the radar of the London police, but he was able to keep them at bay...until Detective Celia Culpepper of the Other Side took his case. She's a sorcerer herself-quite a powerful one, it seems-and now there's no place Tim can hide! But should he hide? Or does Celia have much grander plans for Tim than locki...

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Azrael reviewed John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 Jan 24, 2020
9.5

Best issue of the series so far. John barely had to practice magic but got the result he wanted. This issue did very well in finishing the story.

John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Jan 22, 2020

John has found the cause of the magical madness slaughtering gang members on Peckham Rye...and it's just one guy! How hard can it be to stop him? Well, when the gangs get involved and the source of his power becomes clear, the answer turns out to be "Near impossible, actually!"

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9.0

This was another heavy hitting issue in a very enjoyable series. The shocking reveal that Bruce isn’t really a Wayne and the Joker getting shot were definitely surprises. The storytelling has been near flawless. One criticism however in this issue. Maybe I missed something but how does Batman not know who Jason Blood is?

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #6

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jan 22, 2020

DC BLACK LABEL
Gotham City's crushing curse is uncovered! Everything Batman thought he knew about the Wayne family secret is turned upside down as Azrael and The Joker usher anarchy into Arkham-and after a final word with Jack, Harley faces an impossible choice!

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9.5

I loved how Batman Who Laughs managed to capture Phantom Stranger. We don’t see enough of the Phantom Stranger anyway. This issue also exemplifies how good Batman Who Laughs is at scheming and how intelligent Lex really is even when powered up.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2

By: James Tynion IV, Steve Epting
Released: Jan 22, 2020

Apex predator Lex Luthor is on the hunt for the Batman Who Laughs. To catch his prey, he must follow a trail of broken heroes... leading him to Jim Gordon, one of the victims of the Batman Who Laughs' deadly virus that turned the heroic police commissioner into the worst version of himself. The trail leads Lex to a lonely cell in the Hall of Justic...

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Azrael reviewed Batman/Superman #6 Jan 24, 2020
5.0

This just seemed more like a bridge issue from one storyline to another. Or rather that’s all this was, period. Didn’t have much impact on the Infected storyline and as the whole “The JL is angry at Batman and/or Superman for keeping secrets” has been done quite a bit. What was worse is that the ending was just dropped on our laps. Maybe have Zod break into Ghul’s place and develop why i more

Batman/Superman #6

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Jan 22, 2020

The Secret Six may have met their match when they faced the combined might of Superman and Batman, but don't count these infected heroes out yet. With the Batman Who Laughs freed from his prison at last, the clock is ticking for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to track down the escaped Deathbringer, Sky Tyrant, King Shazam, Scarab, and the mos...

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Azrael reviewed Basketful of Heads #4 Jan 24, 2020
9.0

This issue keeps dialing up the precarious situations and tension. So far very interesting but I can’t see how she can think that confessing to the heads in her possession could result to anything but negatives for her.

Basketful of Heads #4

By: Joe Hill, Leomacs
Released: Jan 22, 2020

Is June Branch a woman fighting for her life-or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? In the long hours of the night she makes a desperate run for the Brody Island Police Department, unsure whether she's a victim who needs protection-or a killer who must be stopped!

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Azrael added Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen to their pull list Jan 19, 2020

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen

DC's "Year of the Villain" begins its sinister conclusion! Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse- which means it's Luthor's mission to defeat the Batman Who Lau...

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