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UW reviewed Web of Black Widow #1 Sep 15, 2019
6.0

It’s okay.

Hard to judge one way or the other. So far, it’s business as usual for a Black Widow book (barring one or two exceptions) we are about to delve into Natasha’s murky past, whether this excursion brings up anything new or interesting remains to be seen. At this stage there is not really enough to go on to be able to decide one way or another.

The one big spla more

Web of Black Widow #1

By: Jody Houser, Stephen Mooney
Released: Sep 4, 2019

BLACK WIDOW: YEAR ONE!
One of Marvel Comics' longest-running female heroes finally gets her due! Natasha Romanoff is the deadliest spy in the Marvel Universe and the beating heart of the Avengers. But when a mysterious figure starts exploiting her past, the Widow may have to go back to Black - and off the grid. Who can she trust in this web of ...

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UW reviewed Mall #1 Sep 14, 2019
7.5

This book is both completely fun and completely brutal.

So far, art included, it’s all a bit sketchy though. I love the look of the different gangs but need more than basic tribalism to feel fully engaged. Still there is more than enough here to make me excited to return next time.

Mall #1

By: Michael Moreci, Zak Hartong
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Here in the heartland of the U.S. of A., the world has ended! But worry not, because the mall still stands. And within the walls of this consumeristic mecca lies a new world order: box store tribes and name brand gangs, all vying for limited space and resources. So, actually...you can worry! Especially for poor Andre Reed, who, after the assassinat...

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UW added Mall (2019) to their pull list Sep 14, 2019

Mall (2019)

Here in the heartland of the U.S. of A., the world has ended! But worry not, because the mall still stands. And within the walls of this consumeristic mecca lies a new world order: box store tribes and name brand gangs, all vying for limited space and resources. So, actually...you can worry! Especially for poor Andre Reed, who, after the assassinat...

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UW reviewed Resonant #2 Sep 14, 2019
9.5

Wonderful. Such an involving plot, and just when you think you’ve seen the worst, there lurking in the background, is another even more disturbing detail. It is quite an intense read.

Resonant #2

By: David Andry, Alejandro Aragon
Released: Aug 28, 2019

In the aftermath of a Wave, Paxton continues his journey in search of medical assistance for his sick son. Left to fend for themselves at the family cabin, the kids are visited by a mysterious stranger. Meanwhile, Paxton, joined by a welcome companion on the road, reaches the settlement of Hospitality-only to find the welcome less than hospitable.

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UW reviewed Test #3 Sep 14, 2019
7.5

Issue 3 is just as twisty as previous issues but as some elements are now familiar reads with greater clarity.

Just as Aleph believes them-self to be autonomous and in control they finds them-self in need of rescue, and that then places them back in a position of debt, and this time the cost is higher than just being part of a whole.

There is real wit threaded through this more

Test #3

By: Christopher Sebela, Jen Hickman
Released: Aug 28, 2019

In the crosshairs of the biggest decision of their life, Aleph is walking a tightrope down Laurelwood's main street. On one side, the resistance - defying the future forced down their throats. On the other, the corporate overlords - who want progress, no matter how many victims. But there's a third allegiance no one ever suspected, not even Aleph. ...

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UW reviewed She Said Destroy #4 Sep 14, 2019
7.0

Once again I am finding myself captivated by moments rather than the overall execution, but there was some interesting interplay of beliefs between the two opposing leads that gave this issue a bit more gravitas.

She Said Destroy #4

By: Joe Corallo, Liana Kangas
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Fey has been taken by Brigid and her Light Knights! Raul and Iris are under house arrest, as Vrixton plans to give the witches a choice between renouncing their phantom god or willfully embracing oblivion. Meanwhile, Winona believes they've summoned The Morrigan, but is it too late to save her people from Brigid's final act of purification?

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UW reviewed Sera and the Royal Stars #2 Sep 14, 2019
8.5

Another really solid issue. This is a fantastically good looking comic and the characters are very engaging. The plot is gaining momentum and I am looking forward to Sera’s quest.

Sera and the Royal Stars #2

By: Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mok
Released: Aug 28, 2019

After rescuing the Eye of the Bull, Sera returns to Parsa, only to discover it is no longer her home. Just when it seems war has stripped Sera of everything she holds dear, a surprising ally emerges. Together they set out to turn the tables on her uncle Shaheen's invading forces.

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UW reviewed Queen Of Bad Dreams #3 Aug 23, 2019
7.5

The plot slows down further to allow even more attention to the differences that drive our protagonist and the wealthy patrons she is investigating.

There are two major spoilers here that propel the plot but they both cleverly lean into the central premise behind the book ensuring that the stakes are raised and the audience becomes more emotionally involved.

Queen Of Bad Dreams #3

By: Danny Lore, Jordi Perez
Released: Jul 31, 2019

After surviving an attack in her home, Daher decides to take Ava to the safest place she knows-but Viv, Daher's ex-wife, may have something to say about that. Ava is faced with the reality of normal life, while Daher gets up-close-and-personal with the Chases, and the power they wield in the waking world.

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UW reviewed Test #2 Aug 23, 2019
8.0

Great second issue that managed to build upon the reckless confusion of the first. The world building is stellar, and the rabbit hole is getting deeper and deeper. The strength of the creative team is in navigating our fragile minds through the virtual landscape whilst asking big questions, and teasing our perceptions of both the main character’s purpose and morality. It’s artful stuff.

Test #2

By: Christopher Sebela, Jen Hickman
Released: Jul 31, 2019

Laurelwood isn't supposed to exist. Aleph Null shouldn't be alive. When two impossibles intersect-in a midwestern arena where the future is test-marketed to the present-Aleph will find themselves trapped. Torn between the resistance and the zealots, with a chemical NDA running through their bloodstream, Aleph will have to figure out where the futur...

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UW reviewed She Said Destroy #3 Aug 23, 2019
7.5

A lot more action within this episode putting the two forces driven by different faiths against each other. It’s still a slightly frustrating read at times, some of the art in the action scenes does enough to convey what is happening without giving a sense of fluidity. As ever the ending is a blinder and it looks like the next two issues will fulfil the promise raised so far.

She Said Destroy #3

By: Joe Corallo, Liana Kangas
Released: Jul 31, 2019

The invasion has begun! With Brigid's forces poised to capture Fey, tensions rise between Iris and Raul. The witches can't agree on how to handle the incoming Light Knights, and once again responsibility falls on Winona's shoulders. Will the Morrigan remain a player in the shadows, or can Winona's devotion summon the full power of destruction?

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UW reviewed Resonant #1 Aug 23, 2019
10

Stunning. Every element, writing, art, colouring, and lettering pull together to create a realistic twisting horror that builds suspense and puts its protagonists through the wringer without playing all its cards.

Resonant #1

By: David Andry, Alejandro Aragon
Released: Jul 17, 2019

A decade has passed since the first Waves hit, unleashing humanity's darkest impulses and plunging the world into chaos. Paxton, a single father of three, must venture from the secluded haven they've built to restock the medicine his chronically-ill youngest son needs to survive. When the somewhat routine trip goes awry, Paxton and his children-now...

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UW reviewed Wasted Space #10 Jul 23, 2019
10

Oh ye gods!

What an ending to the second arc. Menace and comedy combine to set the stakes even higher.

How long Billy can keep making the lowest possible call until he learns his lesson or burns off everyone around him is anyone’s guess.

Cannot wait until this book returns.

Wasted Space #10

By: Michael Moreci, Hayden Sherman
Released: May 29, 2019

It comes down to this: Billy, Dust, and Molly are in deep s**t-deeper than normal, though. They've got one shot to discover the location of the Creator, but an army of killer robots and old rich dudes stand in their way. It all leads to a shocking conclusion involving the return of a giant red god-thingy. Ya know the one.

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UW reviewed Queen Of Bad Dreams #2 Jul 23, 2019
8.5

Fleshing our the characters is a wise move here. The mystery is still building but we have a sense of why choices are being made and the risks that they involve.

Queen Of Bad Dreams #2

By: Danny Lore, Jordi Perez
Released: May 29, 2019

After confronting the fugitive dream figment Ava, IJ Daher makes the fateful decision not to take her target back to the Morphean Annex. Her instincts appear to be right when Ava leads her closer to the truth about the Chase family. Did Ava truly escape, or has she simply jumped from one nightmare to another?

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UW reviewed Queen Of Bad Dreams #1 Jul 23, 2019
8.5

This is very much my thing. Neo Noir with an edge. Some of the art seems basic but the story telling is solid.

Queen Of Bad Dreams #1

By: Danny Lore, Jordi Perez
Released: Apr 24, 2019

When a dream entity known as a figment emerges from a dreamer's mind, it's Daher's job as an IJ to track them down and make the call: reinsert the figment, or grant them agency in our world. After an especially powerful figment escapes the dreams of an even more powerful politician's son, Daher is pulled headlong into an investigation that traces a...

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UW reviewed She Said Destroy #2 Jul 23, 2019
7.0

I’m still not convinced it’s my bag, but there is always something to marvel at, and a plot point that is so surprising that it keeps me engaged.

She Said Destroy #2

By: Joe Corallo, Liana Kangas
Released: Jul 3, 2019

Having captured one of the witches of Fey, Brigid begins an interrogation to locate the last of the coven. Meanwhile, Winona and Raul train under their elders to ready for the imminent invasion. After an explosive accident, Winona and Raul get separated-right when Fey needs their help most. Can they reunite before Brigid's invasion force lands?

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UW reviewed She Said Destroy #1 Jul 23, 2019
7.5

Fantasy and magic are not my usual fare, but the beautiful colouring and unusual plot had my attention. The ending was killer though and ensured my return.

She Said Destroy #1

By: Joe Corallo, Liana Kangas
Released: May 29, 2019

Over millennia, Brigid, Goddess of theSun, has conquered and converted the entire solar system into worshipping her and her alone, save one space colony. The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid's sister and the only other God left. As Brigid's forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to ...

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UW reviewed Test #1 Jul 23, 2019
8.0

Whatever is going on in this story has yet to be fully explained by the end of the first issue. Which in lesser hands could be irritating, but there is enough intrigue and care for both character and world building that it remains compelling.

Test #1

By: Christopher Sebela, Jen Hickman
Released: Jul 3, 2019

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood-where they're test-marketing the future with tech that can't possibly exist yet, an...

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UW reviewed Sera and the Royal Stars #1 Jul 23, 2019
8.5

There is a lot to get through here so the pacing is a bit manic, but the set-up is great, as are the characters, the art, and the sublime colouring.

Sera and the Royal Stars #1

By: Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mok
Released: Jul 17, 2019

Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens. Despite her kingdom and her troops' need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars--now trapped on earth--and s...

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UW added She Said Destroy to their pull list Jul 23, 2019

She Said Destroy

Over millennia, Brigid, Goddess of theSun, has conquered and converted the entire solar system into worshipping her and her alone, save one space colony. The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid's sister and the only other God left. As Brigid's forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to ...

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UW added Test to their pull list Jul 23, 2019

Test

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood-where they're test-marketing the future with tech that can't possibly exist yet, an...

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UW added Wasted Space to their pull list Jul 23, 2019

Wasted Space

Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he's at least partially responsible for destroying. Too bad he couldn't care...

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UW added Queen Of Bad Dreams to their pull list Jul 23, 2019

Queen Of Bad Dreams

When a dream entity known as a figment emerges from a dreamer's mind, it's Daher's job as an IJ to track them down and make the call: reinsert the figment, or grant them agency in our world. After an especially powerful figment escapes the dreams of an even more powerful politician's son, Daher is pulled headlong into an investigation that traces a...

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UW added Sera and the Royal Stars to their pull list Jul 23, 2019

Sera and the Royal Stars

Civil war rages in the Empire of Parsa, and famine has struck. As the seasons refuse to turn, Princess Sera receives a vision from the deity Mitra telling her to find the Royal Stars and restore them to the heavens. Despite her kingdom and her troops' need of her command, Sera embarks on a quest to find the fallen stars--now trapped on earth--and s...

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UW added Resonant to their pull list Jul 23, 2019

Resonant

A decade has passed since the first Waves hit, unleashing humanity's darkest impulses and plunging the world into chaos. Paxton, a single father of three, must venture from the secluded haven they've built to restock the medicine his chronically-ill youngest son needs to survive. When the somewhat routine trip goes awry, Paxton and his children-now...

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