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Khamul reviewed Daphne Byrne #6 Jul 17, 2020
10

The finale really was a rollercoaster! Exciting and satisfying, and as in all great characterization, deeds and actions make clear what a person is rather than endless dialog. Horror is the realization of that which cannot happen happening, terror is that you did it yourself. Laura Marks did that with wonderful craft and skill. Daphne is the emerging from her chrysalis and is something actually ne more

Daphne Byrne #6

By: Joe Hill, Kelley Jones
Released: Jul 15, 2020

The full scope of Daphne’s relationship with the mysterious Brother is revealed-and so is the full strength of their combined power. God help anyone in their path…

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Silver Rocket rated Daphne Byrne #5 Jun 19, 2020
4.0

Daphne Byrne #5

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Daphne is betrayed by everyone she ever trusted-and neither heaven nor hell can help any of them once her rage is awakened...

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Khamul - Jun 19, 2020

Yeah well ok. 10/10

Khamul reviewed Daphne Byrne #5 Jun 17, 2020
10

Just a terrific and actually frightening book. And damn...Kelley Jones art is unbelievably unsettling and great.10/10

Daphne Byrne #5

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Daphne is betrayed by everyone she ever trusted-and neither heaven nor hell can help any of them once her rage is awakened...

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10

10/10

Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Catwoman 80th Anniversary #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Cameron Stewart
Released: Jun 3, 2020

Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating with nothing less than with a huge soiree, invite only, packed with creators who mean the most to her and to whom she means the most! Stories featured in this 100-page spectacular include a tail-sorry, tale-that takes place at the end of the Brub...

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Khamul reviewed Daphne Byrne #4 Apr 29, 2020
10

For any comic to resonate it has to be greater than the sum of its parts, and that's so rare that you could write a very thin volume about those moments in comics.But if there was such a book that accomplishes that its Daphne Byrne .
This is one of DC Comics finest efforts to date,the Hill House imprint notwithstanding , and what makes it so amazing is that the redefinition of horror comes fr more

Daphne Byrne #4

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Apr 22, 2020

Daphne has found an ally in Mr. Brooke, a skeptic and expert on the manipulations of Spiritualism. But when a more immediate danger threatens her life, she’ll learn something very surprising about Brother-the powerful spirit she thought had her best interests at heart…

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Khamul reviewed Daphne Byrne #3 Mar 8, 2020
10

Rare now are comics like Daphne Byrne.Extremely well written and respects its audience as intelligent.One doesn't find an American comic that entertains and delivers an compelling philosophy of life and death. The terror of change is one of its themes...and the resistance to it.The art is exquisite.There are scenes which will never leave me in these panels.Terror is hard to put to paper, but here more

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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Khamul reviewed Daphne Byrne #2 Feb 5, 2020
10

So much beauty and tension in this book.I will say that this comic has become genuinely frightening. The last page was as upsetting and scary a page as I've read in many years.

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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Khamul added Daphne Byrne to their pull list Jan 8, 2020

Daphne Byrne

In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne beg...

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Khamul reviewed Daphne Byrne #1 Jan 8, 2020
10

Remarkable comics are few and far between, and horror comics even more so.
The true masters of the craft one can name on just a few severed fingers.So I came to this with a tad of trepidation.See,I love horror.
I will say nothing about the story other than its seductive as hell.Within a few pages you are fascinated with this world, and the character of Daphne Byrne herself.You begin to c more

Daphne Byrne #1

By: Laura Marks, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 8, 2020

In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne beg...

10

Sometimes something really wonderful happens, and it happened here with the second issue of Star Wars Vaders Castle.That something is Kelley Jones.
No spoiling Cavan Scotts wonderful and tight little tale, but Jones brings a charge to Star Wars that I haven't seen in a long time.It FEELS like Star Wars and has the great scope of the early classic films.Tarkin is brilliantly depicted in story more

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle #2

By: Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Oct 9, 2019

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt-all under the shadow of Darth Vader!
Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the g...

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Khamul reviewed Lucifer #9 Jun 21, 2019
10

Horror comics now tend to all have something in common...they lack horror.They are cynical...or more concerned about socially commenting on whatever outrage of the minute strikes them.But lets be clear...they don't horrify.They also don't have tension.They also don't have atmosphere.
All things that a great horror book must have.These are difficult objectives to hit in a comic,but its what cr more

Lucifer #9

By: Dan Watters, Kelley Jones
Released: Jun 19, 2019

Caliban is hungry. Starving on the streets of 19th century England, Lucifer's son seeks his father through a deadly pact with a sadistic nobleman...and a grisly feast of forbidden flesh. Featuring: a tour through the lesser-known corners of Hell, a hunting party like no other, and special guest artist Kelley Jones.
MATURE READERS

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9.0

I really dug the beginning of Spencer's first (sort of) big Spidey event. I find the premise to be quite a cool idea that could lead to some great character moments for both Peter and Kraven. Ramos is, as always, a great choice for ASM. Looking forward to the rest of the story.

Amazing Spider-Man #17

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Mar 13, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 1
We've been teasing a huge Kraven story since ASM #1 - and "HUNTED" is here to deliver it! Sergei Kravinoff and his minions have been kidnapping animal-themed characters for months, but they need one more to complete the collection - the Spider. But what does Kraven even want with all of them?! Find out in "HUNTED"!
Rated T

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Khamul - Mar 29, 2019

Ramos art hasn't aged well...

Khamul reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #1 Mar 28, 2019
10

My god...so much to talk about here...but man, that 26 panel page...I WANT THAT AS A POSTER!

Batman: Kings of Fear #1

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Aug 22, 2018

Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight in this explosive miniseries written by former BATMAN editor Scott Peterson! Batman's been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn't sure how much of a difference he's making. Doubt, fear and insecurity are starting to take over. And as all of those negative feelings ...

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Khamul reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #2 Mar 28, 2019
10

The cover says it all....pure comics goodness, and Kelley Jones is a master.

Batman: Kings of Fear #2

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Scarecrow is loose in the streets of Gotham City, and Batman must drag him back to Arkham Asylum! To make matters worse, he's doused Batman with the strongest batch of fear gas in his arsenal, turning the city the Dark Knight Detective protects into his worst nightmare and enemy!

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Khamul reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #3 Mar 28, 2019
10

Great story and one of the most memorable touching scenes ever in comics...ok,but at least in the last ten years or so.This title is why I'm a comic fan.I wish more books were like this.

Batman: Kings of Fear #3

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Oct 24, 2018

There's nothing to fear but fear itself-unless, of course, the Scarecrow is trying to scare all of Gotham City to death with his fear gas! Dr. Jonathan Crane has undergone an intense therapy session in order to "cure" Batman of his various psychoses. That involves Batman and Scarecrow battling through the streets of Gotham City, with the Caped Crus...

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Khamul reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #4 Mar 28, 2019
10

There is more going on in this one issue than any six issues of any comic you can buy.What a ride this book is!!

Batman: Kings of Fear #4

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Scarecrow's psych evaluation of Batman takes its darkest turn yet, as it completely dismantles the Dark Knight and keeps him from Gotham City! And a threat of immense magnitude will ravish the city unless Batman snaps out of Scarecrow's control.

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Khamul reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #5 Mar 28, 2019
10

What a stunning issue and Kelley Jones still reminds you that comic art can be transcendent.Get this book.

Batman: Kings of Fear #5

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Scarecrow's endgame is in sight! He has created a world without Batman for the Caped Crusader to be tortured by. It's a world controlled by crime, where fear always wins!

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ffunS rated Batman: Kings of Fear #6 Feb 6, 2019
1.0

Batman: Kings of Fear #6

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

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Khamul - Mar 28, 2019

I'm sorry but you are a bot.

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Batman: Kings of Fear #6

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

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Batman: Kings of Fear #6

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

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Snuff rated Batman: Kings of Fear #6 Jan 9, 2019
10

Batman: Kings of Fear #6

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #6 Jan 10, 2019
6.5

This wasn't as good as the previous issues and I think that's because the main attraction of this entire series was the art. I really want to buy the trade of this and put it on my shelf just to look at... And probably not read. The writing is fine, and some moments in this are really good, particularly the part with Alfred. But after such a fun string of quick issues filled with crazy art, slowin more

Batman: Kings of Fear #6

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

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Darkseid24 - Jan 12, 2019

Yes lol

Khamul - Mar 28, 2019

I love Kelley Jones's art, the only guy anymore who 'gets' Batman,and this story was simply brilliant.Scarecrow in the trunk...Batmans effect on crime amongst regular criminals and Alfred...Whoa what a great book.

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myconius reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #6 Jan 9, 2019
6.5

out of all of the stories written for Kelley Jones to illustrate, i've enjoyed 'Batman Red Rain' (and the Vampire Trilogy) the most. 'Gotham After Midnight' is probably a close 2nd, and 'Batman Kings of Fear' follows somewhere behind that one.

the series was thankfully short. it probably could have been even shorter?

this issue was ok. but the never ending moments of catharsi more

Batman: Kings of Fear #6

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

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Khamul - Mar 28, 2019

Sorry but this put every Batman story, most DC stories and all Marvel stories to shame for at least the last three or four years.

Darkseid24 - Mar 28, 2019

@Khamul With that I agree.

Khamul reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #6 Mar 28, 2019
10

Simply the best miniseries of the past year.Finally a real Batman story and one thats an instant classic.The art and story meshed so well it restores your faith that comics can be made with wonder and amazement as chief ingredients, not cop out stunts and mediocre one size fits all art.
Batman at his most awesome, and the single finest Scarecrow appearance ever.EVER!
Get this book. Highe more

Batman: Kings of Fear #6

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!

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Nihilist reviewed Detective Comics #1000 Mar 27, 2019
6.0

Here we are - #1000. Batman just turned 80 years old. So many artists - writers and illustrators, so many distinct comic eras, so many different styles... It's good time to be a comic fan, and be able to see these historic events with our own eyes. First Supes, now Bats - that being said, however, I can't say I enjoyed this celebratory mega issue nearly as much as Action Comics #1000 - the reason more

Detective Comics #1000

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Neal Adams
Released: Mar 27, 2019

After 80 years, it's here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Kni...

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Khamul - Mar 28, 2019

The Johns ending was perfect, because it had sentiment,NOT sentimentality.It was my favorite story though.And that Joker shot?Best image of him in years.

Darkseid24 - Mar 28, 2019

@Khamul Maybe I should reread that story, because I didn’t really get the point, only that there was a son of Joker again.

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8.5

It's hard to review compilation issues like this but I was definitely overall pleased and didn't mind spending $13CAD on it. I knew nothing groundbreaking was going to happen but there were some great short stories that displayed why Batman has lasted for 80 years. My favorites were Kevin Smith, Geoff Johns and Paul Dini with least favorite being Dennis O'Neil, with the rest falling somewhere in b more

Detective Comics #1000

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Neal Adams
Released: Mar 27, 2019

After 80 years, it's here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Kni...

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Khamul - Mar 28, 2019

Wow....Kelley Jones was spectacular in this, and his 'Kings of Fear' miniseries was the best Batman art released last year, and the mini was a classic.

Darkseid24 - Mar 28, 2019

Kelley Jones art yes, but the story itself not really.

Khamul reviewed Detective Comics #1000 Mar 28, 2019
10

Really outstanding collection. Rarely do these kind of books live up to expectations, but this really does.
No spoilers here's that's part of the charm to see what each creator or creative team delivers, but I will say this though,the Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones entry really was touching, and Jones is just wonderful as always.
Get this book and enjoy what comics are about, joy and wonde more

Detective Comics #1000

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Neal Adams
Released: Mar 27, 2019

After 80 years, it's here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Kni...

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