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GammaBurst reviewed Venom #30 Nov 18, 2020
6.0

More mediocrity from Cates on this title as of lately.

Venom #30

By: Donny Cates, Luke Ross
Released: Nov 18, 2020

THIS IS IT!
The face-melting finale to VENOM BEYOND, by Donny Cates and special guest illustrator LUKE ROSS! Trapped at the mercy of the dangerous new foe called CODEX, Eddie Brock will have to make an impossible choice!
32 PGS. /Rated T+

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Oaramirez780 - Nov 19, 2020

completely agree. wasted time for king in black,

GammaBurst reviewed Immortal Hulk #40 Nov 18, 2020
10

Very different from the last issues, but great anyway!

Immortal Hulk #40

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 18, 2020

o So here's the skinny: Hulk's lower than he ever was. He's stuck in an iron hotel built just for him, and there's a new Sasquatch guarding the door.
o If he gets through him - and the rest of Gamma Flight - all he wins is an airlock to open space. It's a rigged game, with no way to win...
o ...only JOE FIXIT never learned how to lose.
...

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GammaBurst rated Green Lantern #9 Nov 15, 2020
6.0

Green Lantern #9

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the medieval fantasy planet of Athmoora, Sir Hal of the Lantern-a.k.a. Hal Jordan-must do battle with the evil wizard Ah-Bah-Nazzur, scourge of the Four Kingdoms! What is Ah-Bah-Nazzur's secret? And what does it have to do with the looming extinction-level Multiversal threat that leaves countless dead super-beings in its wake?

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6.0

Green Lantern: Season Two #9

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Nov 11, 2020

The trial of Hyperman is on, and as monstrous forces gather in the shadows, a change of heart reunites Green Lantern Hal Jordan with his one true love, Carol Ferris-but nothing is what it seems in a mind-bending, heartrending case of cross-dimensional mistaken identity and looming cosmic catastrophe!

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GammaBurst rated Iron Man #3 Nov 11, 2020
6.0

Iron Man #3

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Nov 11, 2020

Tony Stark is getting tired of apologizing for being himself, especially when as Iron Man he's more powerful than most any other human being on Earth. As he wears himself out trying to do everything he can to be a force of good in the world, he's beginning to chafe at the idea that he really owes anybody anything. Is it too much to ask for a thank ...

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GammaBurst reviewed Crossover #1 Nov 4, 2020
7.0

I expected much more.

Crossover #1

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Nov 4, 2020

The creative powerhouses behind the bestselling, critically acclaimed GOD COUNTRY, Thanos Wins, and REDNECK returns for the biggest launch of the year.

Imagine everything you thought was fantasy...was real. And now join us, in a world where reality is dead...and anything is possible...

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GammaBurst reviewed Thor #9 Nov 4, 2020
7.5

It was good, but too slow.

Thor #9

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Nov 4, 2020

THE RETURN OF DONALD BLAKE!
The "Prey" arc starts here! Once upon a time, a mortal man bore within him the spirit of a god. With a crack of his cane upon the ground, the Mighty Thor would appear! But it's been years since the King of Asgard required his human ward. Where has the good doctor been all this time - and what does his reappearance me...

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GammaBurst reviewed Immortal Hulk #39 Oct 28, 2020
10

Pure writing and art genius.

Immortal Hulk #39

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 28, 2020

• Some time ago, an outside force entered Bruce Banner's system.
•  The Devil says it's the Green Scar. The Green Scar says it's the Devil. Maybe they're both right...or both wrong...
•   ...but only one of them can be the IMMORTAL
Rated T+

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GammaBurst rated Wonder Woman #765 Oct 27, 2020
6.0

Wonder Woman #765

By: Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh
Released: Oct 28, 2020

The invisible jet is going down-look out below! On a mission to the heart of super-villain-occupied Zandia, Wonder Woman is stopped dead in her tracks by a turf war that’s turning deadlier by the minute. After a heated consult with the Justice League, Diana finds herself on her own with the supposedly reformed Max Lord to complete her mission-and...

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GammaBurst rated Action Comics #1026 Oct 27, 2020
1.0

Action Comics #1026

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Oct 28, 2020

This issue, it’s the Superman family versus everybody! In this blistering conclusion to the epic “House of Kent” saga, huge choices are made to defend the great city of Metropolis. Plus, amid all the chaos, the new owner of the Daily Planet is revealed-and it’s...Jimmy Olsen?! Guest-starring Jonathan Kent, Conner Kent, Supergirl, and the Le...

GammaBurst reviewed Venom #29 Oct 22, 2020
6.0

Ok comic. Much like good part of what Cates writes.

Venom #29

By: Donny Cates, Luke Ross
Released: Oct 21, 2020

"VENOM BEYOND" CONTINUES!
•  Eddie Brock and his son, Dylan, are trapped in an unfamiliar world!
•  But if there's one thing Eddie's good at, it's making friends, right?
Rated T+

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GammaBurst reviewed Iron Man #2 Oct 21, 2020
7.5

Good comic, but that's about it.

Iron Man #2

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Oct 21, 2020

TONY HAS COMPANY... AND HIS NAME IS KORVAC!
Tony Stark continues to roughly dismantle the fancy, shiny and sophisticated ways of his past... but the world doesn't seem quite convinced that he's changed his rich guy tune. As Iron Man, he takes the fight to the streets, looking to sacrifice himself on the altar of super heroism again and again-fi...

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GammaBurst reviewed Daredevil #23 Oct 21, 2020
8.5

Excellent, as usual!

Daredevil #23

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 21, 2020

EISNER-NOMINATED FOR BEST CONTINUING SERIES, COVER ARTIST, WRITER & LETTERER!
•  Matt Murdock, A.K.A. DAREDEVIL, has been putting his life back together after the monumental first year of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto's run - but the criminals of Hell's Kitchen aren't inclined to give him any more time to heal.
•&nbs...

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GammaBurst rated Avengers #37 Oct 16, 2020
4.0

Avengers #37

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Oct 14, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU COMES TO ITS THUNDEROUS CONCLUSION!
The ragtag Avengers take the fight to the power mad Khonshu, deep in the heart of New Thebes City. But which side will Moon Knight choose? And is Earth doomed either way?
Rated T+

5.0

Green Lantern: Season Two #8

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Oct 14, 2020

War with the Anti-Matter World! The cliffhanger to Season One led to this cataclysmic confrontation! We saw that only one anti-matter soldier could decimate a small army of Green Lanterns. What happens when a horde of them strike?

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GammaBurst reviewed Immortal Hulk #38 Oct 14, 2020
10

It only gets better. Another masterpiece!

Immortal Hulk #38

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 14, 2020

• He's been chained. He's been suppressed. He doesn't even know if he's real.
•  But something is reaching through the Green Door. It wants to hurt Bruce Banner. And when you hurt Banner...
•  ...the DEVIL HULK takes it personally.
Rated T+

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GammaBurst reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #50 Oct 14, 2020
10

Loved the issue and I guessed who Kindred was too!

Amazing Spider-Man #50

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 14, 2020

"LAST REMAINS" STARTS HERE!
•  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we're celebrating Spider-Style!
•  Spider-Man just took the beating of his life and we're just getting started.
•  Artist Patrick Gleason is back on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ushering in the saga that is "LAST REMAINS"!
•  Kindred is stepping...

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GammaBurst reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #4 Oct 13, 2020
5.0

Another mess.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #4

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They’ll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they’ve been locked away?!

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GammaBurst reviewed Thor #8 Oct 7, 2020
6.0

Your average Donny Cates comic...Meh.

Thor #8

By: Donny Cates, Aaron Kuder
Released: Oct 7, 2020

YOU  GET A MJOLNIR, AND YOU  GET A MJOLNIR, AND...
Everyone gets a hammer! That's right - come on down to Broxton, Oklahoma, and pick up Mjolnir for yourself! The famed hammer of the Thunder God is free for the taking...no worthiness required???
Rated T+

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GammaBurst rated Avengers #36 Oct 4, 2020
1.0

Avengers #36

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Sep 30, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU PRESENTS THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY!
Moon Knight versus the Black Panther-for the fate of reality.
Rated T+

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GammaBurst rated Wonder Woman #763 Sep 29, 2020
5.0

Wonder Woman #763

By: Mariko Tamaki, Carlo Barberi
Released: Sep 30, 2020

A brand-new foe has made her presence known in the life of Wonder Woman, and Liar Liar isn’t going anywhere! In this issue, this unhinged young villain is revealed as the mastermind behind the psychic phenomenon spreading chaos across the globe-but is there more to her than meets the eye? Maxwell Lord is about to find out the hard way, with a bom...

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GammaBurst reviewed Action Comics #1025 Sep 22, 2020
4.0

Really bad writing and art.

Action Comics #1025

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Sep 23, 2020

Welcome to the House of Kent! Superman’s truth is out there-and now it’s time to rewrite the rules! The invisible mafia has taken advantage of the chaos that’s descended on Metropolis, so the House of Kent is going to talk to them in a language they’ll understand. It’s a new adventure featuring Superman like you’ve never seen him-or the...

GammaBurst reviewed Immortal Hulk #37 Sep 16, 2020
10

I don't know if it's the best issue from this astonishing book, but, imo, it's tied with #33 for the best issue from 2020, and that's saying something.

It's one of the books that always leaves you wanting more.

Immortal Hulk #37

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Sep 16, 2020

• When Bruce Banner first came to Shadow Base, he was cut up into pieces and stored in jars. Now Shadow Base is under his control.
•  But Bruce Banner was only the second test subject.
•  Now... THE FIRST is free.

Rated T+

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GammaBurst reviewed Thor #7 Sep 16, 2020
7.0

That was ok compared to what came before. The art was quite a downgrade.

Also, sometimes it really shows how Cates is such a irregular writer.

Thor #7

By: Donny Cates, Aaron Kuder
Released: Sep 16, 2020

SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MJOLNIR... And this is a poor time for the All-Father of Asgard to lose his primary weapon. The Golden City is in chaos after Galactus' ill-timed visit, and there are new threats on the horizon. Thor needs his hammer now more than ever...and yet the Uru grows heavier with every passing day. What will it take for the God of T...

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GammaBurst reviewed Iron Man #1 Sep 16, 2020
8.0

It was a good start.

Iron Man #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Sep 16, 2020

BIG IRON!
Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine. He decides he's going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It's time to dig into the guts of real machines, put on some old-fashioned metal and fly.
But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn't that s...

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GammaBurst reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #48 Sep 9, 2020
10

Now that's how you write a great Spider-Man story!

Amazing Spider-Man #48

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 9, 2020

• Spider-Man has been pushed harder than he has in a very long time and in ways he has never been before.
•  How far can he be pushed before he breaks?
•  Who he has to face this issue is going to answer that very clearly as we are one issue from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LGY #850!

Rated T

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10

Great, as expected from Ewing (when he's not working with mediocre writers)!

We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1

By: Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo
Released: Sep 2, 2020

* For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive.
* No one has ever seen a living god, but Captain Malik is obsessed with being the first....

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GammaBurst reviewed Wolverine #5 Sep 2, 2020
10

It only gets better!

Wolverine #5

By: Ben Percy, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Sep 2, 2020

BLOOD CLOCKS! In the snowbound darkness of the north, Wolverine is the prisoner of Dracula. By forming an unlikely alliance, Logan fights back. Stakes, claws, tricked-out snowmobiles and wintry mayhem await you.

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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GammaBurst reviewed Wolverine #4 Aug 30, 2020
10

Best issue so far!

Wolverine #4

By: Ben Percy, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Aug 19, 2020

THE RED TAVERN!
After getting dressed down by the Quiet Council for rogue activity, Wolverine escapes through his own secret gate to the Red Tavern, a snowbound, backwoods watering hole where he only wants to guzzle whiskey in peace. But Logan soon discovers that peace isn't possible as a twist-and-turn murder mystery unfolds - and at the heart...

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GammaBurst reviewed Wolverine #3 Aug 30, 2020
10

Simply great.

Wolverine #3

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 22, 2020

WOLVERINE DIGS IN!
The Flower Cartel and the Pale Girl seem to be one step ahead of Wolverine, but he has a plan. It's a risky gamble that will take him into the heart of a larger criminal conspiracy even as it puts many mutant lives at risk.
Parental Advisory

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