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Toonstrack reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 3, 2021
8.5

Lots of stuff to look forward to. Solid art and dialogue in all segments. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

Infinite Frontier #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 3, 2021

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never exp...

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1.0

If there is EVEN IBE straight white male on this book, I will hound marvel comics on Twitter until the fire him and ruin his life until he is either homeless of suicidal!!! #YAzzzzzKWeeennnnn

Marvel's Voices: Legacy #1

By: Ho Che Anderson, Sean Hill
Released: Feb 24, 2021

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN MIGHTY MARVEL STYLE!
Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Luke Cage. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel's incredible legacy of black heroes gets the star treatment in this action-packed special! New and established creators take on their favorite heroes in a dizzying array of stories designed to ins...

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Merlyn - Mar 1, 2021

Nope, people who dislike conservative ideology are either ill-informed, willfuly ignorant or terrible people. Or just dumb, you know. As Cap would put it, I can do this all day.

Psycamorean - Mar 1, 2021

It's not the specific ideology that matters, it's that people react childishly to it and it fucks up this website. I don't care about your persecution complex. Get over it.

7.5

I enjoyed the main story a lot more than the backup.

But they are both solid.

The Suicide Squad story is exactly as intense and exhilarating as you'd expect from this team, with violence, doublecrosses and revelations and in the end, a hero is born anew. The art is fantastic and its am interesting setup for Conner Kent.

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Future State: Suicide Squad #2

By: Jeremy Adams, Javier Fernandez
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Peacemaker attacks! Assigned to bring Amanda Waller back to Earth-1 at all costs, the Suicide Squad battles Waller’s private Justice League on Earth-3. As lives are lost and blood is spilled, the fate of the Multiverse will be decided by Superman!
Also in this issue, the 853rd Century is burning, and only Black Adam can save reality from ...

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Merlyn reviewed Batman: Black & White #3 Feb 23, 2021
5.0

The first story is pretty racist, something I've come to expect from Ridley. Sure, the usual crowd will go "hOw iS iT rAcIsT?" because for some racism only goes one way. Which, of course, it doesn't. The second is just bad, the third is okay. The fourth and the fifth are pretty good, I was impressed by the art in both.

Batman: Black & White #3

By: Bengal
Released: Feb 24, 2021

The mythology of Batman continues to expand in this issue of Batman Black and White as we explore alternate takes and possible futures for the Caped Crusader from the minds of comics’ most innovative and creative thinkers!
• Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and iconic Thor and Avengers artist Olivier Coipel reteam to dip into th...

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Bats20832 - Mar 3, 2021

@Merlyn, I believe we see John Ridley writing about are criminals that he imagines most. Bob Kahan and Milton Finger's core (not exclusive) vision of "the criminal" were mobsters of their day. because that was threat in their city. They were, of course, a stereotype too. But with more pages of writing, antagonist (even mobster) had more character development. Not getting those pages from Ridley. Thus less character development. Lack of writing/plot limits what we see beyond snippet of world view

Bats20832 - Mar 3, 2021

@Merlyn, I have read John Ridley's Batman work only. To me, the question is can he really do anatagonist character development, as I also question can he really write a solid story with beginning, middle, end - beyond the serial style writing or reimagining others' "history"?

Toonstrack reviewed Batman: Black & White #3 Feb 24, 2021
9.0

Clearly the first story in this book triggered exactly the people it should trigger.

If you feel victimized when you see cop killers and racists getting beat up, maybe there's some internal issues you have to work out.

I didnt even read the other ones yet, this first one was so good it gets this score just off of that. Art is incredible and fluid, and the fights exhilarating more

Batman: Black & White #3

By: Bengal
Released: Feb 24, 2021

The mythology of Batman continues to expand in this issue of Batman Black and White as we explore alternate takes and possible futures for the Caped Crusader from the minds of comics’ most innovative and creative thinkers!
• Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and iconic Thor and Avengers artist Olivier Coipel reteam to dip into th...

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Toonstrack reviewed King In Black #4 Feb 20, 2021
9.0

This event has everything you could possibly want in a marvel event comic. I was not expecting to like this story as much as I have.... it is just awesome. Knull is a palpable threat and we are seeing some of of our favorite heroes do everything they can to stop it. The twist at the end is genius and epic in scope. Cannot wait to see where this goes.

King In Black #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 17, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A KING?

Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed King In Black #4 Feb 17, 2021
9.5

Probably the best recon I've read in Marvel in the past couple years. Everything about this issue was awesome: the action, the stakes, the twist. That twist at the end is so damn cool, Cates is ending his Venom run with a massive bang, and I'm all here for it

King In Black #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 17, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A KING?

Rated T+

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fenixalasnegras reviewed King In Black #4 Feb 17, 2021
10

He has not lost his rhythm this series, although it is diluted a bit by the entry of new players. Our heroes will not leave without fighting the entrance of the phoenix for a moment is encouraging even if Jane is lost, but the ending leaves you wanting to read the next issue.

King In Black #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 17, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A KING?

Rated T+

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Dread Dog - Feb 17, 2021

Not the Phoenix

fenixalasnegras - Feb 17, 2021

excuse me? I don't know if you mean that maybe you interpret that it is the phoenix, it is not another symbiote that is contrary to the King, because as I did not want to give spoilers, it may be misinterpreted.

Toonstrack reviewed Iron Man #6 Feb 18, 2021
8.5

So... why the hate for this issue? This is a very strong issue.... the art is great and I liked Tony's characterization better here than I did in most of the previous issues. Unapologetic, efficient and hard headed(pun intended). Hes going to need to be to face the threat he faces. The art is gorgeous. This is a good issue folks.

Iron Man #6

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Feb 17, 2021

BOOKS OF KORVAC: BOOK TWO BEGINS!
After receiving a near-fatal injury from Korvac, Iron Man lands in emergency triage with his life on the line. Halcyon and Misty Knight work quickly to lock Tony in his armor and stanch his injuries...but now he can't take it off or else he'll die. With pieces of metal literally holding his body together, Tony ...

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Toonstrack reviewed Black Widow #5 Feb 18, 2021
9.5

This is a near perfect conclusion to the story arc and drives home just how formidable but also how vulnerable the Black Widow can be. Even when somd of the biggest emotional beats turn out to be red herrings it doesn't take away from the effect this story will have on Jay. The action sequences are fantastic once more with these artist bringing clarity, fluidity and intensity to the battle depic more

Black Widow #5

By: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande
Released: Feb 17, 2021

THE END IS ALSO THE BEGINNING...
As Natasha finally begins to escape her paradise and takes aim on her enemies, she can't ignore that her freedom comes at a devastating cost. Is this what finally breaks The BLACK WIDOW? Winning the day will change Natasha forever and set her on a bold new path.
Losing... is no longer an option.

Rat...

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Toonstrack added Black Widow (2020) to their pull list Feb 18, 2021

Black Widow (2020)

Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, STAR) and rising star artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman) launch a new BLACK WIDOW series that changes everything! Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she's been alive. And she's never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys...or the bad. But Natas...

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Toonstrack reviewed Eternals #2 Feb 10, 2021
9.5

Wow, this was a great read. Gillen is really showing his writing prowess here as he does unconventional things and still weaves a strong narrative. Not every writer can pause the main story, tell a smaller story about one of the characters and return to the main story without missing a beat and still keep both stories interesting and compelling. In fact this mini tale inside of the book is prob more

Eternals #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Feb 10, 2021

THANOS VS. IKARIS!
•  In the heart of a city driven mad by time!
•  Eternals live eternally. One is dead. They handle it well.
•  No, they don't. They handle it badly. Eternal revenge is a dish best served forever.
Rated T+

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8.5

A quick, excellent issue that highlights the strengths of the Black Panther and the nation he leads against insurmountable odds. Geoffrey Thorne has TChallas voice down pat and displays excellently his many strengths while showcasing what makes Wakanda such a force to be reckoned with. A ton of fun too, with strong art. Pick it up!

King In Black: Black Panther #1

By: Geoffrey Thorne, German Peralta
Released: Feb 10, 2021

SYMBIOTES INVADE THE UNCONQUERABLE COUNTRY OF WAKANDA!
T'Challa's most treasured allies are lost in a storm of Knull's making in this wild one-shot! Critically acclaimed writer, actor and producer Geoffrey Thorne explores a Wakanda gone dark - invaded by Knull's massive symbiote army. Wakanda needs its king. It needs the Black Panther. But once...

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Toonstrack added King In Black to their pull list Feb 10, 2021

King In Black

DARKNESS REIGNS!
After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull's death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn't come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth's heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of ...

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8.5

Good story and art. Too many people looking for things to dislike instead of just taking in the story being told. Shame.

Future State: The Next Batman #3

By: Paul Jenkins, Laura Braga
Released: Feb 3, 2021

The adventures of the next Batman continue! Batman has captured a pair of murderous fugitives, but he faces a tough decision: leave them for the Magistrate troops, which means certain death, or risk his life and fight his way through Gotham City to deliver them to the GCPD for trial. He’s Batman...so there’s only one choice!
And in “...

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9.0

Wow. A lot of ground covered in one issue.

As someone who picked up this series with issue 100 after only kinda following some of the side stuff, its still fairly easy to follow whats going on and I appreciate that.

I think the voice of all the characters shown here. Including the side characters.

This issue has quite a lot of shipping teases for fans who are into more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #113

By: Sophie Campbell
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Karai searches for two new powerful mutants who could tip the balance of power in New York City. Meanwhile a familiar character from the future arrives with a most unusual quest! All of this AND the return of Bebop & Rocksteady? Don't miss the start of an exciting new story arc as Sophie Campbell returns to interior art!

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9.5

I gotta say this was way better than I thought it would be. Its incredibly easy to get into redundancy when writing Bruce. We've seen what he does. We've seen how he acts. We've seen him in the future, and pretty much any other setting you can possibly think of. And yet rhus book still managed to engage me from start to finish. Dan Mora is a fantastic artist and if he keeps this up his Batma more

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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Toonstrack reviewed Future State: Catwoman #1 Jan 20, 2021
9.0

Future State is killing it so far. This might be one of the best books too. I have virtually no gripes with this. Great, cinematic action, simple but strong plot and Otto Schmidt on art makes this a knockout issue. And I dont even read Catwoman most times.

Future State: Catwoman #1

By: Ram V, Otto Schmidt
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Masked vigilantes have been deemed illegal, and the Magistrate has commandeered a bullet train to take those they’ve captured to a reformation facility-and filled the rest of the train with innocent children! Catwoman is hellbent on ensuring it never reaches its destination. Armed with a new magnetic suit, assisted by her trusty band of Strays, a...

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Toonstrack added Future State (2021) to their pull list Jan 20, 2021

Future State (2021)

Centuries into the future, the bloodline of Kal-El, the hero we know as Clark Kent, continues. Meet a new generation of Kryptonian heroes as they stand against one of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced: a diabolical foe called the Red King. Get ready for the unexpected debuts of the twins known as Rowan and Ronan Kent, descendants of Jonatha...

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Toonstrack commented on this:
4.0

Oh man!! I just can't stand how they are just so lazily creating new characters. "He did what the original Batman could not and truly saved Gotham". I ranted about this in another post but are we actually going to see how Tim Fox had the proper training to actually be Batman? He was a full grown adult when he was introduced. Where did he learn everything from? Hes like Rey in the sequels lol. >But I was planning on skipping Justice League once I heard Bendis was the new writer anyway so I guess I don't care about the far future of Justice League or the near future of it either. more

Future State: Justice League #1

By: Ram V, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman,
Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman! Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another-but why? When th...

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Beyond_Batman - Jan 16, 2021

I hope you'll behappy when DC changes every character in the comics so they can make movies for people who don't read or give 2 shits about comics. And then comic fans stop buying comics from the big 2 companies. Comic sales say it all. Indie titles are already selling at record numbers and the big 2 are declining. I'm not alone. That is all. You can respond but I'm not going argue because u disagree with my view. Go fight an SJW battle on someone else's post. Begone troll

Toonstrack - Jan 16, 2021

Ok, I'm not worried, this is nothing new with DC. Imagine an Alan Scott fan saying this same stuff back in '59 when Hal debuted. Or a Jay Garrick fan in 56. DC is still here. Hopefully they will continue to be, and to evolve the stories and characters as well. But we can just disagree. Have a good one.

9.0

This is a good book. Sometimes comic readers really annoyed me with their lack of imagination and rejection of anything different. This is legitimate good stuff with solid characterization and excellent art. I wish more people would be willing to give something new a chance ge instead of harping on every single sentence and phrase they don't like. Not to mention the JL dark story is very stron more

Future State: Justice League #1

By: Ram V, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman,
Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman! Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another-but why? When th...

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9.0

As expected this will see some backlash by people who have a "particular" issue about who's wearing the cowl this time around. The less said about that the better.

As an actual Batman comic though this has a lot to offer. The initial story is setup/a quick and easy crime story but its good one. The scenario is a good one and I think we are going to see how about how things came to be more

Future State: The Next Batman #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Gotham City has always been dangerous-but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime-and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weapo...

Toonstrack reviewed Crossover #3 Jan 6, 2021
8.5

After this issue, I can safely say that Donny Cates is a madman. And thats a good thing.

Crossover #3

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"KIDS LOVE CHAINS," Part Three-Monsters and robots falling from the sky! Mysterious (and familiar??) superheroes joining our intrepid gang on their journey to event ground zero! CROSSOVER continues with the series' most explosive and shocking issue to date! Don't miss this one, folks.

If you do, it just might drive you...mad.

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allenquanobi reviewed Eternals #1 Jan 6, 2021
9.0

Enjoyed this a lot, and I don't really like the Eternals as characters. Different twist than I was expecting, and I'm excited to read the next issue. Of course, Ribic is amazing, and here it feels like he's back to Thor God of Thunder levels of epic.

Eternals #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Jan 6, 2021

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What's the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals fac...

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Toonstrack reviewed Eternals #1 Jan 6, 2021
9.0

This is a strong first issue. I'm somebody not very familiar with these guys at all, but you dont have to be to appreciate this. They do a good job setting up the basics of this concept snd how it works for these beings.

One thing they do very well is establish personality and character. Ikaris is written in a way where is personal is well defined, as is Sprite.

The art is more

Eternals #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Jan 6, 2021

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What's the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals fac...

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Toonstrack commented on this:
5.5

I remember 30 years ago, back in 2017 when Metal first dropped. I was excited and so was the comic shop owner that sold me the comic. Flash forward to Death Metal #7 and I'm left wondering what was the point of it all? If it was meant to be a fun one-off story, then they should have stopped after Metal. If they wanted it to be a massive reboot, well that's what Rebirth and Doomsday Clock did. If i more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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Toonstrack - Jan 6, 2021

I dont totally disagree but if it makes it easier for stories to be told im willing to try it out. Csnt be worse than the continuity mess DC has been in for ~10 years

Onomatopoeia - Jan 7, 2021

Fair enough. It just didn't work for me, and I expected more from Snyder.

Toonstrack added Eternals (2021) to their pull list Jan 6, 2021

Eternals (2021)

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What's the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals fac...

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10

For me that was a great last issue to be honest. I know that there is a huge amount of hate going on toward Death Metal, and I understand where it's coming from, but i think that there are a lot of great qualities, that gets overlooked when we talk about death metal. Ofc art is subjective, but sometimes you have to look at some art deeper to understand it, as most of you probably know.And ofc eve more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

9.0

It was a very interesting ending. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And the art was gorgeous.

So I guess throwing continuity out of the window now opens a lot more possibilities. Interested to see if they make good use of that creative freedom

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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