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UW rated Spider-Woman #5 Oct 22, 2020
10

Spider-Woman #5

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Oct 21, 2020

• With not just her life but her family's on the line, Spider-Woman takes desperate action!
•  As her own body turns against her and with her enemies so close to home, can Jess hold herself together in time to save everyone?!
•  An unmissable blockbuster 100th issue with all the stops pulled and no p...

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UW reviewed Spider-Woman #4 Sep 23, 2020
10

No words. You’ll see.

Spider-Woman #4

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Sep 23, 2020

BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!
•  Spider-Woman finds herself in the last place on Earth she wants to be: Wundagore Mountain.
•  What could possibly bring Jess back to the place that gave her powers? Who would put someone through that trauma? The answers will shock you!
•  It's about to get very, VE...

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UW reviewed Spider-Woman #3 Aug 19, 2020
10

Hahahahahaha.

That is me laughing joyously after reading this issue. This book is everything I wanted for Jess, pacy, witty, fun...plus BIG seeecrets!

Spider-Woman #3

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Aug 19, 2020

DINO-MIGHT!
•  With another all-out attack on her client, Spider-Woman is really beginning to regret taking this gig.
•  As the tables turn yet again, a quick escape leads to the last place on Earth Jess wants to be.
•  The shocking return of someone from Jess's past ups the ante and throws Spider-Woman's life into chaos!

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UW reviewed Bettie Page #1 Jul 17, 2020
7.5

I knew little about the character of Bettie Page going in. As she is portrayed here, she is bright, modest, and quite charming. The comic looks lovely, and has some great banter.

One double splash page from the set of the movie left me in awe. So much going on, and yet so easy to digest.

The plot seems a little tentative so far, but the package is a delight.

Bettie Page #1

By: Karla Pacheco, Vincenzo Federici
Released: Jul 15, 2020

ALL-NEW SERIES from writer KARLA PACHECO (Spider-Woman) and artist VINCENZO FEDERICI (Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep)! Stunning starlet Bettie Page has signed on to a new "tastefully sensual" fantasy film, shooting on a secluded tropical island. But when one of her cast members is MURDERED, everyone on the island is a suspect! WHO is the killer? WHA...

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UW reviewed Spider-Woman #2 Jul 15, 2020
9.5

I am so happy with this series so far. It not only honours who Jess is but it honours her backstory too.

Octavia Vermis, how did I not see that costume as Hydra in the previews, is an interesting villain. Cold, and unconcerned with anything beyond her own plans.

I cannot wait to see how this series progresses. It’s fun to see Jess cut lose and free of the ties that bind. more

Spider-Woman #2

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Jul 15, 2020

DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS! Spider-Woman discovers the origin of her illness. Spoilers: It wasn’t bad sushi or that cold everyone at the office has. What does Jessica’s illness have to do with the daughter of her old nemesis Otto Vermis? And how does a shipment of black-market spiders fit in? Jessica Drew is fighting for her life while someone is p...

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UW reviewed Archangel 8 #1 Mar 18, 2020
9.0

Solid!

Archangel 8 #1

By: Michael Moreci, C. P. Smith
Released: Mar 18, 2020

In a world beyond the sight of mortals, Heaven and Hell wage war for the souls of mankind. Principal among God's legion are seven archangels written about in religious texts for millennia. But there is an eighth archangel, known only from passing allusions in Apocrypha, who operates under a different code. Fighting without God's sanction, he faces ...

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UW reviewed Spider-Woman #1 Mar 18, 2020
9.5

:-)

Spider-Woman #1

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Mar 18, 2020

SPIDER-WOMAN IS BACK, AND PULLING NO PUNCHES!
Jessica Drew hasn't been feeling like herself lately (she's not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What's wrong with Jes...

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UW reviewed Strikeforce #5 Jan 18, 2020
6.5

Hmm, just when I had gotten fully on board this issue takes an unexpected, and not intensely interesting turn. It’ll probably be fun to see how the two disparate plots will combine further down the line but it feels a bit jarring at this stage.

It also threw me that Jessica never offered advice on how to take down Ghost based on her previous history with the character. In fact it cam more

Strikeforce #5

By: Tini Howard, Jacopo Camagni
Released: Jan 8, 2020

GHOST IN THE MACHINE!
Someone is tinkering with the boundaries between life and death - or human and machine. This team has dealt with undead before, but death is due an upgrade. And no one is prepared for this digital revolution!
Rated T+

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UW reviewed Strikeforce #4 Dec 18, 2019
8.5

I was a little picky when this series first began, but no more.

This is such a fun book, and I really enjoyed the little vignettes which demonstrated, even with the eventual reveal, just how well the Vridai had inveigled their way into the psyche of our heroes. In some ways it’s worse, if you cannot trust your own memories then what can you trust?

Tini Howard promised this more

Strikeforce #4

By: Tini Howard, German Peralta
Released: Dec 11, 2019

STORM IN CASTLE DOOM!
Blade and his team are on the hunt for the changeling Doctor Doom. But there's a storm brewing on the horizon - and by the time it's through, this team will be forever changed. Secrets - and swords - will fly. Tini Howard and GERMÁN PERALTA spin a spooktastic tale for the winter solstice!
Rated T+

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UW added Heist to their pull list Dec 4, 2019

Heist

Welcome to planet Heist! It's the cutthroat capital of the entire Nehring System, home to billions of the worst men and women in the galaxy. The Pan-Galactic government has no idea what to do with the planet, but conman Glane Breld and his band of thieves know exactly what to do with Heist-they're going to steal it. It's Ocean's Eleven in space, br...

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UW reviewed Money Shot #2 Dec 4, 2019
8.0

This is more like it. The hit rate for the jokes is high and the drama involving the characters is much more grounded than the concept suggests.

Money Shot #2

By: Tim Seeley, Rebekah Isaacs
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The intrepid XXX-plorers are held prisoner by a Warlord on the planet Dry Reef! Can this crew of lovers-not-fighters survive the arena long enough to find their prize-a love guru whose orgasms are powerful enough to split the atom?

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UW reviewed Money Shot #1 Dec 4, 2019
7.5

Fun, with magnificent art. There is a lot to unpack here, and I wasn’t quite as amused as I had hoped to be, but it is a refreshingly bizarre idea and the social commentary is spot on.

Money Shot #1

By: Tim Seeley, Rebekah Isaacs
Released: Oct 23, 2019

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device. Her big idea: She'll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merr...

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UW added Money Shot to their pull list Dec 4, 2019

Money Shot

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device. Her big idea: She'll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merr...

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UW reviewed Test #5 Dec 4, 2019
8.5

Test ends on such a sublimely bittersweet moment as we realise the full import of the title. The titular character having finally grown into their own and found their place in life is made to feel as if they were nothing more than a means to an end. Their own ravenous desires having been sated they are forced to watch how that spark has traveled and become greater than themselves.

Test #5

By: Christopher Sebela, Jen Hickman
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Aleph Null came to Laurelwood looking for the future. At the center of the maze, they found themself instead. Now, to become the savior the town needs, they'll have to join forces with an impossible ally and foster something they've been trying to extinguish their whole life: their humanity.

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UW reviewed Cult Classic: Creature Feature #2 Dec 4, 2019
8.5

Okay so this is just plain cool.

The second issue dials up the campy ick, the true horror, and the feels all in one unique and enjoyable package.

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #2

By: Eliot Rahal, John Bivens
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Irving Parker is dead and no one knows it. Turns out... the moments right before the apocalypse are completely mundane. The world breathes like it always has-self-obsessed and assured of its own continuation. When, in reality, the creature from King Lake continues to secrete brain-slugs into the sewer system of Whisper. And the vomited-up skeleton ...

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UW reviewed Web of Black Widow #3 Dec 4, 2019
8.0

Finally the book kicks up a gear, and we begin to get a lot more, pertinent action, and a few more answers.

Web of Black Widow #3

By: Jody Houser, Stephen Mooney
Released: Nov 6, 2019

WIDOW UNDERWATER!
When her secretive enemy gets the best of her, Natasha calls the one person who understands just how tangled a widow's web can get: Yelena Belova. But a fellow Black Widow can't save Natasha from the chains of her past...
Rated T+

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UW reviewed Resonant #5 Dec 4, 2019
8.5

Oddly, even though the book starts with an almighty fight scene, this issue feels like the calm before the storm.

The family unit has been separated, and are starting to all edge even further adrift. For all the disparate parties survival is beginning to mean very different things, and acceptance of the vagaries of this violent ravaged world could prove to be the undoing of some. >
And just as I was wondering about a seemingly abandoned plot point from an earlier issue, it comes back into focus here adding further menace to the story. more

Resonant #5

By: David Andry, Alejandro Aragon
Released: Nov 27, 2019

As Paxton fights tooth-and-nail for survival on Honcho's island, Bec prepares to defend the family home from invaders. Meanwhile, Ty finds himself drawn in deeper with the Congregation. But an old menace returns, threatening to disrupt his new life.

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UW reviewed Resonant #4 Dec 4, 2019
9.0

For such a lovely looking book the horrors on display are both powerful and disturbing.

Here we see the family unit being broken up even more than before, and even after a few short issues, the very fact that this is painful speaks to the skill of the entire team in creating such an involving read.

Highly recommended.

Resonant #4

By: David Andry, Alejandro Aragon
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Paxton learns the only rule of Honcho's island: Fight for him or die! After leaving home, Ty finds refuge with a group of religiously devoted survivors. This Congregation welcomes Ty with open arms, but what will be required of him to stay? Left at the family cabin, Bec finds evidence of an unwanted visitor.

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UW reviewed Mall #3 Dec 4, 2019
9.0

This book is so lean, so mean, and so cut throat it really just reminds me of early Carpenter movies in both scope and mood. And really I can’t say fairer than that.

The way that new and different fractions and elements are introduced is beguiling, it shows such a firm grasp. I am already saddened to know that this is a five parter but recognise that part of its power is in how its d more

Mall #3

By: Michael Moreci, Zak Hartong
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Warfare spreads through the mall as insidious secrets are unearthed. Below, Ronin and Andre meet a new clan-who pits them against a fabled beast in a game of life and death!

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UW reviewed Relics of Youth #2 Dec 4, 2019
7.0

I am liking what I see but the “rules” are so vague at this point that I am unsure how much depth or purpose this book is striving fore. Still I am looking forward to finding out.

Relics of Youth #2

By: Matt Nicholas, Skylar Patridge
Released: Oct 30, 2019

After the destruction of their yacht, Nat and her misfit fellowship are stranded on the island of Oshtia. Worse, they're obviously not alone. A mercenary by the name of Serena leads a group of modern day pirates who wish to plunder the magical paradise. As the group struggles to evade capture, they awaken ancient spirits that have laid dormant for ...

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UW reviewed The Plot #3 Dec 4, 2019
9.0

This is great stuff. It might seem like an odd comparison but this feels like how a horror version of Brubaker and Eptings Criminal might play out, and by anyone’s standards that is a serious compliment.

The human drama is what drives the action and increases the depth of the horrors on show. There are subtle almost filmic touches that infiltrate the art work that amplify the sense of more

The Plot #3

By: Michael Moreci, Josh Hixson
Released: Nov 27, 2019

A startling revelation leaves the nascent Blaine family unit shaken. Reese and Chase both experience ominous visions.

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UW reviewed The Plot #2 Dec 4, 2019
8.5

The outright shock of the first issue does not carry over into this issue but that is by no means a bad thing. Instead we get plenty of small creepy moments that invade the story playing with our expectations of where this tale will take us.

It feels not so much that mysteries are being uncovered but that secrets are showing themselves and dragging our protagonists into their clutches more

The Plot #2

By: Michael Moreci, Josh Hixson
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Secrets fester in the Blaine family-and in their home. Chase uncovers a piece of history best left hidden, while Mackenzie explores the fraught past between her uncle and Reese.

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UW reviewed Queen Of Bad Dreams #5 Dec 4, 2019
7.5

Like all good Noir the denouement is, as it should be, perfectly obvious in hindsight. There is even potential for a more hard boiled sequel. If one does appear there are one or two creative wrinkles in the art and conception that I would like to see ironed out, but for now this book still provided a satisfactory ending to a different take onan old trope.

Queen Of Bad Dreams #5

By: Danny Lore, Jordi Perez
Released: Oct 30, 2019

FINAL ISSUE! Eleanor will stop at nothing to ensure her dreams endure. Ava is tired of seeing people caught in the crossfire. Daher's not going to let Ava suffer alone, and follows them into the dream world-where they discover the truth about Eleanor and her power. In their most desperate hour, a little unexpected help might save them from this nig...

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UW reviewed Sera and the Royal Stars #4 Dec 4, 2019
8.0

There is such a wealth of imagination here and the art remains so, so pretty.

Sera and the Royal Stars #4

By: Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mok
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Sera travels the depths of the Underworld with no means of escape. Will the Council of Gods offer a way out or will the Royal Stars be forced to enact a dangerous plan before the stars of Draco seal their fate?



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UW reviewed Strikeforce #3 Dec 4, 2019
7.5

Now that I have learned to temper my expectations I am having a fun time with this book.

Strikeforce #3

By: Tini Howard, German Peralta
Released: Nov 20, 2019

DOOM'S OWN DEMIURGE!
The changeling creatures known as Vridai have lodged their fey claws into one of the most powerful men on Earth - Doctor Doom! And when Wiccan falls under their spell as well, the changelings have all the ingredients for a world-ending the likes of which you've never seen.
Rated T+

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UW reviewed Wasted Space #11 Dec 3, 2019
10

How does my favourite comic just keep managing to outdo my already high expectations?

It must be sorcery! There can be no other explanation for a team being this in synch.

It’s crude, erudite, funny, philosophical, troubling, and just so magnificently bonkers. Do yourself a favour and get on board.

Wasted Space #11

By: Michael Moreci, Hayden Sherman
Released: Nov 6, 2019

The crew's in deep sh*t with these new passengers, and Billy dashes off for a... galactic spa?! Meanwhile, Molly's not taking any more BS from anyone!

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UW reviewed Marvel 2099: Fantastic Four #1 Dec 3, 2019
8.0

I enjoyed this more than some it seems.

It reminded me a lot of 2000AD Future Shocks which is never a bad thing in my books. I can even see how the story could be developed afterwards.

I enjoyed the world building too, including the dialogue. Makes me very intrigued to see what Karla Pacheco does with Spider-Woman.

Marvel 2099: Fantastic Four #1

By: Karla Pacheco, Steven Cummings
Released: Nov 20, 2019

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO DOOM!
Heroes may be no more, but the legacy of Earth's greatest family lives on against impossible odds. But as this new quartet of champions takes on the mantle, what does it mean to be called Fantastic Four in a future ruled by Doom?
Rated T

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UW reviewed Strikeforce #2 Oct 25, 2019
7.0

Hrrmh!

The second issue is certainly more linear and has a greater pace than the debut but something is still not quite clicking for me. I’m certainly not giving up on Strikeforce as it is fun and has a great premise but it just feels inconsequential.

Nothing wrong with it being just a bit of a romp per se, but we have been advised within the story by Blade, and by the mar more

Strikeforce #2

By: Tini Howard, German Peralta
Released: Oct 23, 2019

THE DEVIL'S CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF SIN!
Something is very wrong with Daimon Hellstrom. And that's saying something for the son of Satan. The only one who might be able to help is Daimon's sister, Satana - but she's no angel. Demons, debauchery and decapitation abound as Asgard's X-Force takes on Las Vegas!
Rated T+

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UW reviewed Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 Oct 18, 2019
8.0

I had a lot of fun with this comic.

The characters were compelling and the shocks unexpected. It felt really well thought out with some great conflict being stored up for later issues and real sympathy elicited for the various victims and/or mediators.

Looking forward to Issue 2.

Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1

By: Eliot Rahal, John Bivens
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Eons ago, visitors from outer space buried an item of unimaginable power in the primordial swamps that would one day become King Lake-a quaint little basin on the edge of Whisper, USA. Millions of years later, a comet's radioactive waves awaken the monster slumbering beneath the lake. As the beast feeds on America's sweet, delicious youth, brain-sl...

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UW added Cult Classic: Creature Feature to their pull list Oct 18, 2019

Cult Classic: Creature Feature

Eons ago, visitors from outer space buried an item of unimaginable power in the primordial swamps that would one day become King Lake-a quaint little basin on the edge of Whisper, USA. Millions of years later, a comet's radioactive waves awaken the monster slumbering beneath the lake. As the beast feeds on America's sweet, delicious youth, brain-sl...

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