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7.0

This book is fine, but it feels like DC just wanted Taylor to stretch out the premise of the story more. Doesn't really add anything to the previous DCeased story, it just provides another perspective as to what was happening. Which for me is less creative and more profit driven (which this is don't be fooled). I'll just wait til DCeased gets collected in a larger hardcover or omnibus comprised more

DCeased: The Unkillables #1

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Feb 19, 2020

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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allenquanobi reviewed Marauders #8 Feb 19, 2020
8.5

Out of all the Dawn of X books so far, the two series that have been consistently great for me have been Marauders and X-Men. Both feel like they are the only ones that have major consequences for characters and progress the entire plot of Dawn of X forward. X-Force, New Mutants, Excalibur are all fine, but they feel like side stories to capitalize on Dawn of X (they definitely aren't bad, don't more

Marauders #8

By: Gerry Duggan, Stefano Caselli
Released: Feb 19, 2020

THE TREASURE OF ISLAND M!
As Verendi's plans against Krakoa grow, the Marauders find themselves missing something vital... something that brings Storm and the White Queen to blows. Artist Stefano Caselli (AVENGERS, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) joins the crew of the craziest X-series of them al!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Flash Forward #6 Feb 19, 2020
6.0

Review of the series: as a wally west fan, im glad that this series gives him some much deserved respect and not killing the character essentially unlike Heroes in Crisis. However, the ending is really dumb, and I hate that they keep milking Doctor Manhattan in order to use him and his powers as a deus ex machina for the rest of the DC universe, especially since Doomsday Clock has already ended. more

Flash Forward #6

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The finale of Flash Forward is here, and Wally West must make the toughest choice of his life: save the day, or save his family. With the crack in the Dark Multiversal barrier reaching critical mass, Wally's mettle will be tested in ways the young hero has never seen before...and this surprise ending will leave you speechless!

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9.5

How great is it to read a series that doesn't feel decompressed at all. So much has happened in the past 2 issues that other writers would have taken a dozen to stretch out. The plot is also very fun and unique, I love how everyone is written and the fun action that takes place. The twist at the end is obviously bait, but I'm still intrigued to see the resolution. The art is also amazing, this more

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

By: Al Ewing, Juan Cabal
Released: Feb 19, 2020

• Peter Quill fights for his life against the King of the Gods! Rocket fights alone against the legions of Hephaeustus! Phylla-Vell makes a choice between love and duty - with death on the line!
•  And somewhere, a black hole bomb ticks down to zero...
•  The Guardians' first mission comes to a cataclysmic end!
Rated T+

allenquanobi reviewed Wolverine #1 Feb 19, 2020
9.0

Awesome. Both stories are intersting and fitting for the Wolverine character. About him being off by himself investigating a mystery and the violence that goes along with it. The art is amazing in both, Bogdanovic and Kubert are amazing artists who really capture the gore and detail that a Wolverine book should have. Looks like another winner for Dawn of X

Wolverine #1

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: Feb 19, 2020

THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He's been a loner. He's been a killer. He's been a hero. He's been an Avenger. He's been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be... happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted... and everything to lo...

allenquanobi reviewed New Mutants #7 Feb 19, 2020
9.0

My favorite issue of this series. I'll miss Hickman writing sunspot and cannonball, but he left plenty of room for Brisson to play with the rest of the new mutants, hopefully Brisson is up to the challenge

New Mutants #7

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Deep in Shi'Ar space, the NEW MUTANTS have found themselves dead in the middle of an intergalactic power struggle. They're probably equipped to handle that, right? And back on Earth, the young mutants of Krakoa look forward to the future...whatever it may hold.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Hawkeye: Freefall #3 Feb 12, 2020
9.0

Still very fun to read, strengthened by strong artwork by Otto Schmidt. I like the twists that continue from the last issue, and I love where it's going with Clint. It's so watered down and basic, which makes the character very relatable. Love what the next issue is teasing too.

Hawkeye: Freefall #3

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt
Released: Feb 12, 2020

• As things around him are getting more dangerous, Clint Barton is being pushed to make some tough, and probably really bad, decisions.
•  Meanwhile the mysterious new Ronin is waging war against The Hood and Hawkeye is caught in the middle of it.
•  The Web of lies our Friendly Neighborhood archer f...

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allenquanobi reviewed Thor #3 Feb 12, 2020
8.5

Great. The visuals are all there, even if the fight is a little dumb and over the top-ish. I like this run so far, but I'm still not as hooked as most people seem to be. The fight seemed a little dragged out and served no real purpose, as the ending shows another fight between two allies for the next issue. I get that modern comics are meant to be decompressed and filling these issues with fig more

Thor #3

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Feb 12, 2020

THE BATTLE OF TWO STORMS!
It's Mjolnir versus Stormbreaker as Thor's old ally Beta Ray Bill makes a thunderous entrance! But what has put the two friends at odds - and can the King of Asgard convince the Korbinite to let him continue his bloody mission to save all that is?
Rated T+

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9.5

Continuing their amazing run, Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp hit it out of the park with this issue. Great starting point after the events of Blackstars, it's just great to see Hal be at the top of his game again. This again plays up the cop vibe that season one had by assigning him a partner on his next mission, which was fun and interesting. I love the low-key tone of the book, it doesn't feel more

Green Lantern: Season Two #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 12, 2020

The team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp continue their bold new take on the Emerald Warrior in a wild 30-page second season opener! In the wake of the Blackstar incursion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Lanterns must pick up the pieces from that cataclysmic conclusion. Among them is Jordan's next critical mission: search for the next gen...

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myconius - Feb 12, 2020

just look at the bright side. hopefully his freed up schedule will help Grant be able to focus on getting that Arkham II finally completed. it was announced quite some time ago now.

allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #6 Feb 12, 2020
8.5

Feels like the first major connection to HoX and PoX, focusing mainly on Mystique and why she is even a part of this, which I questioned from the beginning. Turns out the reasoning is obvious, but this again is just a set up issue. I just hope that Hickman gets enough time on this book or whatever the main series is to finish up and wrap all his teased storylines. The children of the vault, the more

X-Men #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants...
Rated T+

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Anotherfan - Feb 12, 2020

Seeing all the new series coming and how everybody is liking the run, its probably safe to say that Hickman will have time to do everything he want. It would be pretty stupid to replace him...

YourGreenMuse - Feb 16, 2020

This title, X-Men, sells very well. And Hickman is a AAA writer. He's going to get to pay everything off. Fallen Angels was the lowest selling X-book (issue 5 sold around mid-30k) and, by far, the worst received. On top of that, the writer no longer had time to write the book, according to his Twitter. Its cancelation is not indicative of this X-Men era's sustainability.

allenquanobi reviewed Batman #88 Feb 5, 2020
6.0

eh again. i'm just pulling this because it's batman still and it's not terrible yet. everything just feels too normal and boring, which you don't want from your main book. Also the Designer just looks like Hush and Azrael combined if you've seen Jorge Jimenez's teased art.

Batman #88

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke...

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allenquanobi reviewed Justice League #40 Feb 5, 2020
5.0

Can't recommend this at all. Continuity issues all over the place. It doesn't continue any story beats from the last issue nor follow a major plot from Batman. I honestly was lost considering the last issue of justice league only came out last week. Time to drop this book until the next inevitable relaunch.

EDIT: after reading this again, looks like that one Batman panel that seems more

Justice League #40

By: Robert Venditti, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The next chapter for comics' premier superteam begins! An unexpected arrival from the stars brings a dire warning to the Justice League: A new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman's nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth. To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprece...

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DC Stuff - Feb 6, 2020

Venditti said its in bruce's imagination...that's why the panel before and after, the screen doesn't have alfred

Talon1load - Feb 6, 2020

Yeah, that panel just shouldn’t have been there. Still, this is so much better than Snyder’s bullshit run.

allenquanobi reviewed X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 Feb 5, 2020
8.5

Good stuff. Zdarsky has a real appreciation for the fantastic four as seen in his marvel two in one series. He writes them really well (as he does most Marvel characters from what I've read). The story is also interesting, it has personal stakes as well as huge global ones. I like the way Reed is written in particular, although we have seen the bad father angle written so many times for him, i more

X-Men/Fantastic Four #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Feb 5, 2020

KRAKOA. Every mutant on Earth lives there ... except for one. But now it's time for FRANKLIN RICHARDS to come home.
It's the X-MEN VS. the FANTASTIC FOUR and nothing will ever be the same.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Batman #87 Jan 22, 2020
6.5

Just fine again. If the rumors are true and a new creative team is taking over after 100, I would welcome that instead. Tynion's first 2 issues just feel very by the basics run of the mill Batman, which is fine, especially after the divisiveness of King's 85 issue run. The art is also just fine, which is disappointing after the incredible run of artists during King's run (hate that run all you more

Batman #87

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Jan 22, 2020

The Riddler has been lying low since his humiliating defeat as part of Bane's army- but as costumed assassins start to make their way into Gotham City, Edward Nygma may have the answers he's been looking for. Or at least, the answer to why Deathstroke is trying to kill him! Is it possible that Batman's tussle with Slade Wilson was all just a ruse t...

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YourGreenMuse - Feb 2, 2020

He also wrote Doom Patrol, which is not.

ohhaimark - Feb 3, 2020

@YourGreenMuse No it most certainly is not.

allenquanobi reviewed Captain America #18 Jan 29, 2020
7.0

On suggestion from another user, I've picked up and read the past 4 issues after dropping it. Surprisingly, I wasn't lost (probably because this book is decompressed as hell) and I also enjoyed it a little. I'll add this back to the pull list I guess. My big complaint is the art has diminished significantly in quality since the first 2 arcs. Leinil Yu and Adam Kubert were top tier artists and more

Captain America #18

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jason Masters
Released: Jan 29, 2020

THE LEGEND OF STEVE continues!  
Cap vs Nick Fury! Cap vs The Dryad! The new Scourge vs everybody! And a heart-stopping climax that you'll never forget!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Hawkeye: Freefall #2 Jan 29, 2020
9.5

It's only the 2nd issue and only January, and I can confidently say that this is probably one of my favorite series of the year. The dialogue is so good, it's just classic Hawkeye, a human living in a super powered world, taking on a very personal problem that doesn't need to be solved with his fellow avengers. The art is amazing, I love all the facial expressions Schmidt draws for the character more

Hawkeye: Freefall #2

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt
Released: Jan 29, 2020

WHO THE %$&@ IS RONIN? The mystery surrounding the volatile new Ronin deepens as his actions begin to destabilize the seedy underbelly of New York City.  Hawkeye finds himself caught in the middle of an increasingly dangerous turf war between Ronin and the Hood. Though Clint may not approve of Ronin's methods, it's hard to argue with his ...

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9.0

Great stuff. As long as this book continues to be separate from the DC universe, it will continue to be amazing. The story was epic, as I've come to expect from Grant Morrison. The dialogue was fun and witty. This definitely isn't Morrison's best work, but it still is fun exciting stuff, which is rare in an age where every book seems to be aiming for depression and connecting everything togeth more

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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allenquanobi reviewed Suicide Squad #2 Jan 29, 2020
9.0

Very good, surprisingly a DC book that I enjoy and isn't connected to any stupid events *cough Leviathan* *cough Year of the Villain*. This, Green Lantern, and Shazam are all unique for me in that they have 0 ties to any events so far, and it's worked out so well, at least in my opinion, for all of them. The story feels more focused, there's more focus on the characters, and the twists feel genu more

Suicide Squad #2

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jan 29, 2020

After the absolute carnage of Suicide Squad #1, a new Task Force X has been assembled-even before the bodies of teammates and friends have had a chance to cool! What's left standing may be the most capable and uncompromising Suicide Squad ever brought together. But it's also the most divided. Forced to fulfill the agenda of a cruel new taskmaster, ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 29, 2020
1.5

This seems to be the opposite of the Superman book right now. For me, Superman started off really bad and boring and now has become decently readable. Action Comics started off slightly readable and now has gotten really bad and boring. This is probably the worst Superman book Bendis has written. It's boring, it's confusing with continuity, makes little sense when you think about it, and overa more

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #5 Jan 29, 2020
9.0

So glad RB Silva is back drawing the X-Men. He and Larraz need to draw more issues of any Dawn of X, especially after their amazing artwork in HOX/POX. The colors really also add to the sci fi feel of the book. The story is an intersting premise, I don't know if this is just a tease or if it will be continued down the line, but it was a cool story. The dialogue is also really good, special sho more

X-Men #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jan 29, 2020

The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis' surprising return...
Rated T

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allenquanobi reviewed Thor #2 Jan 29, 2020
9.5

Massive step up from the previous issue. You can see how this Thor has matured from Aaron's run; he's a king, so he makes the decision to save people instead of being rash about it. I loved that. I loved the action sequences, it really shows the power Thor and Galactus both have. Also love the teaser. The art is really good, it suits the epic storytelling that Thor has come to get over the pa more

Thor #2

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 29, 2020

THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING!
Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god - a king - from his bloody duty.
Rated T+

allenquanobi reviewed Justice League #39 Jan 29, 2020
6.5

What? I'm honestly not sure what happened here or what is going on. I guess they lost (which was predictable from Snyder's tweets and teases) but what is this door and lead up to another story. I'm not excited at all, especially since this was hyped up as the ending of an amazing run. Overall I did like this run, just didn't like the way it ended, which is a shame.

Justice League #39

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jan 29, 2020

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says f...

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9.0

really good. i love the idea of incorporating the greek gods into the cosmic space, sincce the asgardians have occupied that role for a while. It's also nice to see them back; I don't remember the last time I've seen them in a main book. The art is also really good, this is shaping out to be a good series to pull. Highly recommend.

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Al Ewing, Juan Cabal
Released: Jan 22, 2020

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars...

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YourGreenMuse - Jan 26, 2020

Avengers: No Road Home, written by Al Ewing, Jim Zub and Mark Waid, set up the Greek God stuff.

allenquanobi - Jan 27, 2020

Ahh I see, that slipped by me. I'll check that out

allenquanobi reviewed Superman #19 Jan 22, 2020
7.5

I actually like this a lot more than I expected, which is surprising because I generally don't like Bendis Superman. I'll start with the art because I think this is some of the best stuff Ivan Reis has done, right up there with his Green Lantern art. I love the facial expressions on everyone, the cuts from panel to panel feel organic. Onto the writing, obviously there's a lot of Bendis speak wi more

Superman #19

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jan 22, 2020

One day later! What happens the day after Superman reveals his secret identity to the world? And what repercussions will his decision have across the entire DC Universe? Plus, Superman: president of Earth?

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allenquanobi reviewed Batman/Superman #6 Jan 22, 2020
6.0

this entire series so far just feels like a bore to me. It may have to do with the bias that I have against the Batman who Laughs, that character has been overused so much and he is so ineffective in every book he's been in that I don't believe any of the Infected will stick or have any major impact on the status quo. Guaranteed by the end of the year all of these characters will be back to thei 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...

allenquanobi reviewed Batman #86 Jan 8, 2020
7.0

This was just fine. It's as by the numbers as you can get for a new run, and it also doesn't help that tynion is writing and we got a Batman run from him in detective that ended just a little more than a year ago. The art is fantastic, and that saves the issue for me since I was finding myself bored with the plot throughout.

Batman #86

By: James Tynion IV, Tony Daniel
Released: Jan 8, 2020

It's a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he's not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything.

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allenquanobi rated New Mutants #5 Jan 8, 2020
9.0

New Mutants #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Jan 8, 2020

THE EXPLOSIVE RETURN OF CANNONBALL! The team has reached the Shi'ar Galaxy only to find the empire in turmoil! Deathbird returns and she won't let Bobby and Sam get in the way of what she wants!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Star Wars #1 Jan 2, 2020
7.5

I feel the same way about this issue as I do the previous Star Wars run: Why should I keep reading if I know all of the main characters will end up as they do in the next movie? I feel like they missed a big opportunity by placing the series between episode 6 and 7, as there is unknown stories within that era, but by setting it after episode 5, one can already see the arcs that will be planned ou more

Star Wars #1

By: Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jan 1, 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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allenquanobi rated Daredevil #16 Jan 2, 2020
8.5

Daredevil #16

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Fornes
Released: Jan 1, 2020

The Devil of Hell's Kitchen returns! As Matt Murdock rekindles his alliance with Elektra, Kingpin plans to rekindle some alliances of his own...
Rated T+

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allenquanobi rated Marauders #5 Jan 2, 2020
8.5

Marauders #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 1, 2020

The Marauders are caught between the forces of Madripoor and the Black King's machinations! Thankfully, they have TWO Omega Level mutants onboard...
Rated T+

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