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Azrael reviewed Conan: Serpent War #1 Dec 7, 2019
8.5

I was worried that getting the team together would be like it was in Savage Avengers but this made more sense. Overall, a good opening. But readers should read Serpent War #0 before this for some needed backstory.

Conan: Serpent War #1

By: Jim Zub, Scot Eaton
Released: Dec 4, 2019

THE WRATH OF THE SERPENT GOD!
WARRIORS ACROSS TIME DEFY THE ELDER GODS!
JAMES ALLISON will soon die. But it's not his first death. He's lived many lives, in many places - lives he can recall in vivid detail. But when an Elder God called the WYRM reaches across time to James, an ages-spanning quest begins! The serpent god SET plans to usher ...

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Azrael added Conan: Serpent War to their pull list Dec 7, 2019

Conan: Serpent War

THE WRATH OF THE SERPENT GOD!
WARRIORS ACROSS TIME DEFY THE ELDER GODS!
JAMES ALLISON will soon die. But it's not his first death. He's lived many lives, in many places - lives he can recall in vivid detail. But when an Elder God called the WYRM reaches across time to James, an ages-spanning quest begins! The serpent god SET plans to usher ...

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Azrael reviewed The Infected: Deathbringer #1 Dec 6, 2019
8.0

I really don’t understand the criticism. Like with Beetle this issue shows how and when the infection struck. Donna may not be the most compelling character but as a bad guy she is in my books.

The Infected: Deathbringer #1

By: Zoe Quinn, Brent Peeples
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Donna Troy is a hero. She fought alongside friends, led the Titans into battle, and buried more friends in the line of duty than she cares to remember. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batm...

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Azrael rated Batman: Universe #5 Dec 6, 2019
9.0

Batman: Universe #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Nov 6, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! After being gunned down in Crime Alley by Vandal Savage, Batman is mysteriously saved by the power source in the Faberge egg Savage has stolen! That power turns out to be a White Lantern ring-and when Batman uses it to defeat Savage, its energy signature calls the entire Green Lantern Corps to Earth......

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Azrael reviewed Superman: Up In the Sky #6 Dec 6, 2019
9.5

This series has been terribly disjointed since it began. Starting good then getting really bad. However this was a very satisfying ending.

Superman: Up In the Sky #6

By: Tom King, Andy Kubert
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! It's the finale of Tom King and Andy Kubert's Man of Steel epic and Superman is captured off-planet, with Earth's remaining heroes left to fend off an alien robot invasion! If Superman can break his bonds and rise up against the diabolical mastermind who unleased the attack, he can save his adopted home...

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Azrael reviewed Batman: Universe #6 Dec 6, 2019
9.0

Great end to a great series! I don’t think Batman says “Oh boy” but otherwise no issues.

Batman: Universe #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! In the conclusion to Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington's DCU-spanning saga, Batman's mind is trapped in the unlikeliest of places- inside a White Lantern ring! That would be bad enough, but his physical body is stuck on Earth, completely vulnerable to attack from his enemies. Good ...

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Azrael reviewed The Dreaming #16 Dec 4, 2019
9.5

Storytelling done right. It was already great to see why Dora is the way she is but also the reveal of who Wan is and what the plans are was even better! Magic mixed with tech and wrapped in a conspiracy.

The Dreaming #16

By: Si Spurrier, Marguerite Sauvage
Released: Dec 4, 2019

At last, Dora stands face-to-face with the man who tried to unmake her... but he's not what she expected. As it turns out, he's the architect behind everything that's happening to the Dreaming-but the true shape of his plan has slipped far out of even his control!

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Azrael reviewed Doctor Doom #3 Dec 4, 2019
7.5

Doctor Doom in hell should have been told over 2-3 issue where he passes trials set by Mephisto until released by death. All the while he finds out who framed him when he returns.
This story seemed rushed. But it wasn’t bad at all.

Doctor Doom #3

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Dec 4, 2019

DOCTOR DOOM is dead. For now. In this issue he literally finds himself in Hell, battling against his old foe Mephisto for the control of his own soul. It's an epic underworld fight, the victor of which may have to be decided by an unexpected third party. Meanwhile, the Blue Marvel continues his hunt for the Doctor, and begins to wonder if Victor's ...

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Azrael reviewed Savage Avengers #8 Dec 4, 2019
8.0

Conan may not be the most consistently compelling character but his dialogue here was quite good. Having Doctor Doom and Strange made this issue even better. I’m still dubious about the series’ longevity but this issue didn’t disappoint.

Savage Avengers #8

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Conan hates wizards, but this holiday he has to deal with both Dr. Strange & Dr. Doom. Ho-ho-holy $@#%!
Can these three set aside their differences to deal with Kulan Gath, the name on the top of their naughty list?
Parental Advisory

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8.5

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1

By: James Tynion IV, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Nov 27, 2019

DC's mega-event "Infinite Crisis" saw the destruction of the Trinity, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse...but it all started with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, who saw it all coming and died with secrets that could've saved the world. But...things happened differently in the Dark Multiverse! Not only do...

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9.0

The Infected: King Shazam #1

By: Sina Grace, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 6, 2019

Billy Batson is a good kid. He helps his friends, loves his family, and tries to do the right thing. But Billy is about to have a run-in with the most dangerous serial killer in existence, and the Batman Who Laughs wants Billy to be bad. Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman and "Year of the Villain," it's the tale of a hero whose soul has ...

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Azrael reviewed Books of Magic #14 Dec 1, 2019
6.5

The concept was cool, Constantine was great and the it was a good read except how Tim Hunter is written. He just seems like more of a brat who clumsily manages to work powerful magic. And why John suddenly decided to let him go and Tim shrugged off the murder attempt, it makes little sense.

Books of Magic #14

By: Kat Howard, Tom Fowler
Released: Nov 27, 2019

In the wake of October's The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer #1, John Constantine is loose in our world again- and unfortunately for Tim Hunter, he's convinced the only way for the human race to survive is if Tim is taken off the board. But from where Tim's standing, he's the only one with the power to save us all. Who's right? Who's wrong? A...

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Azrael reviewed Marvel 2099: Punisher #1 Dec 1, 2019
3.5

Nothing really to do with the punisher except a person wearing a punisher type suit midway through the comic. This was very forgettable mostly.

Marvel 2099: Punisher #1

By: Lonnie Nadler, Matt Horak
Released: Nov 27, 2019

The future has arrived, but world peace certainly hasn't! In fact, with the streets of Nueva York more crime-ridden than ever, who will rise up to defend the vulnerable population from the corruption? Looks like it's up to Punisher 2099 to clean up the block - the only question is, who's behind the mask?
Don't miss out on your glimpse into the ...

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Azrael reviewed The Last God #2 Dec 1, 2019
10

I was dubious about the first issue but this really made up for it and now I’m excited for what comes next.

The Last God #2

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Nov 27, 2019

Beyond the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amid 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.
As the horrifying forces of the Last God descend upon the city of Tyrgolad, our intrepid heroes-Queen Cyanthe, Eyvindr, and Veikko al M...

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Azrael reviewed Second Coming #5 Dec 1, 2019
9.5

The whole two different stories of Sinatra being set up by a dictator and Jesus and his followers was very interesting. And the ending of Satan planning a strike against the two at his very own last supper was very well done! God however seems to be written rather off. It would be better if he was written as a disinterested party with too much on his plate than a father type figure with shifting m more

Second Coming #5

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Nov 27, 2019

God and Satan get coffee. Sunstar receives a tempting offer from a brutal dictator. Jesus shares some sad, secret memories with his flock. EXTRA! A selection of short prose fiction, beautifully illustrated.

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8.5

John Constantine: Hellblazer #1

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Nov 27, 2019

John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about...

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Azrael reviewed Basketful of Heads #2 Nov 29, 2019
9.5

Great to see some meat on the story now. The scenes with the head were very good.

Basketful of Heads #2

By: Joe Hill, Leomacs
Released: Nov 27, 2019

Hunted to the point of exhaustion, June Branch struggles to outwit and outfight the home invader coming after her. He's armed with a .44 and a secret agenda; she's got a thousand year-old Viking relic and no way to escape. The axe is about to fall in the topsy-turvy second chapter of the horror story with the sharpest edge in comics!
Fears esc...

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8.0

Very interesting start! I love a good Romulan story and this countdown to the show look promising. However one thing that bugs me is that Picard seems not to care with an officer calling him by a nickname.

Star Trek: Picard - Countdown #1

By: Mike Johnson, Angel Hernandez
Released: Nov 27, 2019

You've seen the trailer... now, witness the events leading to CBS All Access's Picard. Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever. The Countdown starts here!

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Azrael dropped Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) from their pull list Nov 27, 2019

Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019)

Gotham City is under siege by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster. Ra's al Ghul has volunteered his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the only thing standing be...

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9.0

Justice League Dark Vol. 1: The Last Age Of Magic

By: James TynionIV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE comes writer James Tynion IV's epic new series JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, Wonder Wom...

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9.0

The issues in this trade publication is exactly why I was so excited that the Justice League Dark was back!

Justice League Dark Vol. 2: Lords Of Order

By: James TynionIV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno

The world's magic is fading, and new enemies have appeared to take advantage of Earth's weakness. Doctor Fate has assembled the Lords of Order, trapping the magical community on Earth. To save magic, the Justice League Dark must escape Doctor Fate's snares and fight the Otherkind. But can they do all of that without calling on even more dangerous p...

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Azrael added Star Trek: Picard - Countdown to their pull list Nov 22, 2019

Star Trek: Picard - Countdown

You've seen the trailer... now, witness the events leading to CBS All Access's Picard. Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever. The Countdown starts here!

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Azrael added John Constantine: Hellblazer to their pull list Nov 22, 2019

John Constantine: Hellblazer

John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about...

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Azrael reviewed The Infected: Scarab #1 Nov 22, 2019
7.0

This had a somewhat interesting story. Nothing great but not bad. The artwork seemed a bit weird though.

The Infected: Scarab #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Freddie Williams II
Released: Nov 20, 2019

When Jaime Reyes is in trouble, a powerful scarab transforms him into a super hero. Jaime never asked to be the Blue Beetle, but he's been doing his best to live up to the power within. Now the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness...and the Batman Who Laughs always gets wha...

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Azrael reviewed Lucifer #14 Nov 22, 2019
8.5

Finally we see more of Lucifer's powers and his whole house building mission and interactions with the shopkeeper was great. Having Constantine pop in at the end makes me very excited to see what's next.
What loses points in this issue is that I'm not sure that the whole "God hunt" prophecy doesn't sound all that great and doesn't seem that exciting. It should have been fleshed out a little more

Lucifer #14

By: Dan Watters, Fernando Blanco
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Lucifer is playing house. The devil arrives in the village of Haybury, West Yorkshire with designs on building a quaint new life for himself. Unfortunately for Lucifer, the universe has other plans for him, as he finds himself directly in the crosshairs of a cosmic hunting party. Meanwhile: a dead soldier grows impatient, a prophecy is given, and a...

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Azrael reviewed Batman/Superman #4 Nov 22, 2019
10

Best of the series so far! Wall to wall acton and the final reveal of all the infected was done in a very good way. I'm dubious the Fortress of Solitude can be that easily hacked but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

Batman/Superman #4

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Even from prison, the Batman Who Laughs is staying two steps ahead of the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel. His plan to infect heroes and turn them into the Dark Multiverse versions of themselves is starting to build steam, with Shazam and others already succumbing to his evil toxin. Batman and Superman are racing the clock to prevent the other ...

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9.5

This Mr. Freeze origin story was super well done and very fascinating!

Batman: Curse of the White Knight: Von Freeze #1

By: Sean Murphy, Klaus Janson
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The world of Batman: White Knight expands with this standalone tale! On the night of Bruce Wayne's traumatic birth, Victor Fries must intervene to save the lives of Martha Wayne and the future Batman. As the evening unfolds, Victor distracts Thomas with the incredible tale of his own father figures-one a Nazi, the other a Jew-and their complex conn...

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Azrael reviewed Punisher Kill Krew #5 Nov 22, 2019
10

The series started great and never lost pace. This was enjoyable from start to finish with a very satisfying ending. The added humour was subtle enough, the action was great, the artwork was well done and this series has been brilliant.

Punisher Kill Krew #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Nov 20, 2019

THE FINAL KILL!
•  The Krew's mission of punishment has only one target left.
•  The most deadly enemy yet has prepared for Frank, and won't go down easily.
•  Who will survive, and what will be left of them???
Parental Advisory

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Azrael rated Savage Avengers #6 Nov 19, 2019
7.0

Savage Avengers #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Kim Jacinto
Released: Oct 2, 2019

• Conan & The Punisher attempt to walk out of the Savage Land hauling the caskets of Frank's family... through Antarctica.
•  Frank Castle never was much of a religious man...but now he's firmly "Crom-curious"
•  Watch out for the last page, it's a doozy.
Parental Advisory

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7.0

I don’t think this was necessarily bad. However, DC is clear they want to capitalize on Marvel’s What If series by doing alternative history. That would be great but they need to not pack so much into such a short space of time. Maybe they need to study how Marvel did their long running series because while not bad isn’t all that good. It’s average at best. But points come from Lobo here b more

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

By: Tim Seeley, Kyle Hotz
Released: Nov 13, 2019

What could be blacker than the Blackest Night? From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes a Dark Multiverse retelling of the Green Lantern event that changed the DC Universe forever...only this time, the Black Lanterns win! Now, 23 days after the apocalypse, witness the rise of Sinestro as the Limbo Lantern! Trapped between life and death as a Whit...

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