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Fracadactyl reviewed Winter Guard #3 Nov 3, 2021
8.0

I guess the revelation came up including how Yelena found herself in a heated situation. Plus there's what I always felt about Alexei and Yelena's dynamic. Alexei believes in the dreams of Stalin so much he's ready to let the public burn it all to the ground. Which is why I like Yelena as a character; while she expressed similar feelings when it comes to billionaires and world leaders, she refuses more

Winter Guard #3

By: Ryan Cady, Jan Bazaldua
Released: Nov 3, 2021

A SEAT AT THE TABLE!
The White Widow and Red Guardian are ready to strike a bargain - but not with the Winter Guard. Red Guardian enlists help from a shocking source... but this is spy business, and "trust" is a mythical thing. Betrayals abound in the darkest corner of Russia as the hunt
for project SNOW BLIND heats up!

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Crimson Knight reviewed Human Target #1 Nov 2, 2021
8.0

I liked it but didn't love it(yet). Both Tom King and Greg Smallwood craft a beautiful while intriguing introduction for a murder mystery comic.I'm a big JLI fan so that also gives it an anticipation point. I know plenty of people will hate it out of some kind of Tom King spite but for everyone else I'd recommend you pick up the first issue and decide from there.

Human Target #1

By: Tom King, Greg Smallwood
Released: Nov 3, 2021

Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target-a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor when things go sideways. An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left tryi...

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9.0

Strong finale to a very interesting series. Not every character csn get a series like this and have it make sense. But Cap being one of them fits.

Sure the bad guy is a little bit hokey, but hes a known marvel character and seeing him defeated by the sentinels of liberty - all of them - is great.

A lot of people decried this book when it started and spread falsehoods about more

The United States of Captain America #5

By: Christopher Cantwell, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Oct 20, 2021

After the shield thieves free a deadly villain, Bucky Barnes teams up with an air force intelligence officer who might know how to recapture the villain, while John, Sam and Steve give pursuit. When his allies run into trouble, Bucky is forced to face his complicated feelings about taking up the Captain America mantle again. The Captains Network ba...

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7.0

The issue debuts with a fairly decent opening from U.S. Agent who tells us that we have to be careful about defining ourselves by what we disagree with. That's actually true, problem here is, when Cantwell shares this lesson through U.S. Agent his target is actually the more conservative side of America when in fact it's an excellent lesson for those who embrace woke ideology. You know, guys like more

The United States of Captain America #5

By: Christopher Cantwell, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Oct 20, 2021

After the shield thieves free a deadly villain, Bucky Barnes teams up with an air force intelligence officer who might know how to recapture the villain, while John, Sam and Steve give pursuit. When his allies run into trouble, Bucky is forced to face his complicated feelings about taking up the Captain America mantle again. The Captains Network ba...

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Fracadactyl - Oct 23, 2021

Are you sure your issues in regards to Merrick are because of Cantwell or it because of how Marvel's advertising and hype drive are resembling Twitter?

Merlyn - Oct 23, 2021

Well, Marvel definitely has most of the fault but I think if Cantwell really pushed for it he would have convinced them to stick another ten pages in there. What bothered me is that from the interviews I got the feeling Cantwell really cared about the character, he spoke very nicely of the real life soldier he based the character upon. To see then that he gets so little attention and basically just a page of backstory was very disappointing to me, especially because I liked the idea for Merrick.

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9.5

There are not many books coming from DC right now that I can say I legitimately get excited to read, but this is one of them. The dynamics between Icon and Rocket is balanced so well and the story itself is engrossing. Can't wait to see what happens next!

https://youtu.be/6VyJSR8sOmY

Icon & Rocket: Season One #3

By: Reginald Hudlin, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Everyone on Earth-and beyond-wants them dead! Icon thought he was the only extraterrestrial left on Earth…but unfortunately for him, and for Rocket, he was very, very wrong! A terrifying enemy he believed long dead is hot on their trail…and to make matters worse, his foe now works for the CIA!

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Fracadactyl reviewed Winter Guard #2 Sep 29, 2021
8.5

I just love spy action and how characters are ready to question themselves on their next move. Amid all of the redirects, some characters have to wonder who actually benefits from all of their actions. Ursa certainly feels like he's doing his fair share of questioning; and Darkstar of all people just wants to be a hero. But how can she do that when it seems their superiors aren't clear with them. more

Winter Guard #2

By: Ryan Cady, Jan Bazaldua
Released: Sep 29, 2021

The Winter Guard team must split up in hopes of catching up to Red Guardian and the White Widow, who seem to always be one step ahead of them. It's a race across Russia as the team must venture to Red Guardian's hometown in hopes of discovering the secrets of project SNOWBLIND. But with Crimson Dynamo in critical condition, can the Guard keep it to...

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10

This is good.
Art and Story telling is quite good.
Politics is there but character development happened with it. I liked that Jon sided with refugees. I believe Refugees should be given shelter with all basic needs.
Politics is not upto throat but it is very well written.
Most of time I don't prefer politics and Comics because Politics is an absurd divisive topic which only spa more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #3

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Jonathan Kent hasn’t been Superman for long, but he’s upset some powerful people with his heroism. And the underground news source known as the Truth is helping Jon open his eyes to evils in the world that could be more powerful than the new Man of Steel. Continuing the brand-new saga of Superman from Tom Taylor, the writer of Nightwing, and ...

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Ben Reilly reviewed Nightwing #83 Sep 11, 2021
8.5

A solid conclusion to this opening story arc! I'm iffy on Melinda Zucco being a legitimate aid for Dick Grayson. I still think there's something scummy going on with her considering her FBI files are redacted. I could be wrong but that's what I'm betting on right now.

The next arc will have Robbi Rodriguez on art so I'm curious if Tom Taylor can keep the momentum going considering that more

Nightwing #83

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Aug 18, 2021

It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it-and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Blüdhaven's so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes...

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daspidaboy reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 Sep 28, 2021
8.0

I personally liked this. yeah there's politics in the story but it serves a purpose because it serves as character growth and plot development. For me its not ham-fisted unlike other cringey Marvel and DC issues.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #3

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Jonathan Kent hasn’t been Superman for long, but he’s upset some powerful people with his heroism. And the underground news source known as the Truth is helping Jon open his eyes to evils in the world that could be more powerful than the new Man of Steel. Continuing the brand-new saga of Superman from Tom Taylor, the writer of Nightwing, and ...

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Rachit Mittal - Sep 28, 2021

I feel this is the way politics is written then I'd believe most of people won't have problem.

Fracadactyl reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 Sep 28, 2021
8.0

There's definitely character development alongside the political landscape, even if the police acting by the seat of their pants feels a little ham-fisted. But seeing Jon with family and friends on a journey in trying to make the world a better place feels okay, especially with how Lois feels like the most important part instead of Clark. Not to mention the inclusion of Bendix's insane absurd plan more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #3

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Jonathan Kent hasn’t been Superman for long, but he’s upset some powerful people with his heroism. And the underground news source known as the Truth is helping Jon open his eyes to evils in the world that could be more powerful than the new Man of Steel. Continuing the brand-new saga of Superman from Tom Taylor, the writer of Nightwing, and ...

Fracadactyl reviewed Justice League #68 Sep 28, 2021
7.5

I actually thought Bendis' portion was entertaining and not so bad, but it didn't really have anything to offer. In fact nothing actually happened.

Justice League Dark continues to be interesting and why I try to stick to this stuff. Maybe it's because I'm a Ram V fan. Having a villain who can actually and believably one-up John Constantine will certainly help in that regard.

Justice League #68

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Godlewski
Released: Sep 29, 2021

THE TOUR! The Justice League has some new members. And those members get a tour of the Hall of Justice from the legends who helped build it while they learn about the people who have dedicated their entire lives to its higher calling. Merlin and his army of the aquatic dead have taken over Atlantis! Can Zatanna handle him and the horror she is hid...

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Fracadactyl reviewed Action Comics #1035 Sep 28, 2021
8.0

I have no idea which is the real timeline, especially since elements just seem to jump around. Grant Morrison's the Authority shows up, Tom Taylor's run has Superman leaving for a different reason. But it feels on point when it comes to Superman's actions in this run, and taking on the source of a problem before it grows out of control. Just wish somewhere down the line things make some sort of se more

Action Comics #1035

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Superman keeps the abandoned Warworld weapon out of the hands of anyone who might misuse it. But now the Justice League questions his judgment. It’s time for Clark Kent to put up or shut up. In “Tales of Metropolis,” the Guardian comes to the city. Is this another step toward Future State?

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Fracadactyl reviewed Robin #6 Sep 28, 2021
8.0

I like how this isn't the manga stylizations of tournaments. I think that might be why Damian prefers slice-of-life manga. Instead it focuses on the character interactions and Damian's detective skills on this series' plot.

Robin #6

By: Joshua Williamson, Gleb Melnikov
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Ding ding ding! Let the tournament begin! The most ruthless fighters in the DCU compete for the ultimate prize: eternal life. To win his first round, Damian Wayne faces two times the danger and two times the trouble: it’s Ravager and Flatline versus Robin!

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7.5

Why is it this is the part of the series that actually feels any good? Rhetorical question, I know my feelings when it comes to this Elseworld's Shilo and how his internal conflict was handled. But maybe it's finally getting N'vir's motivations and how there's more to it when it comes to the truth of it. Especially since how different this Earth compared to the mainline's version. I have a feeling more

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #5

By: Brandon M. Easton, Fico Ossio
Released: Sep 29, 2021

As N’Vir and the Core seek to conquer New Genesis, Shilo and Oberon cross the galaxy to stop N’Vir’s plans. Outnumbered and outgunned, Shilo meets another unexpected ally who can fill in the final pieces of the puzzle of what it means to be Mister Miracle. But a tragic secret from the far future could be an obstacle that not even the New Gods...

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8.0

Highlighting this issue in the anthology is Wonder Woman's compassion when facing hard truths. A bit of love towards a griffin who tragically died after a long journey and comforting a friend trying to keep herself in nostalgia to ward off her death. Plus just a little fun when she calls a girl Batman like she somehow knew that's who she's playing as. Not a great issue but it highlights that Diana more

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #4

By: Paul Azaceta
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Mod myths of might and mystery! This month’s stories are literally out of this world! You won’t want to miss Diana traveling to deep space, going toe-to-toe with a feathered friend from her past, and heading back to the ’60s for an unexpected mod-era tale. All this and more in an issue jam-packed with tales trimmed in Wonder Woman’s signatu...

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daspidaboy reviewed Batman/Superman #22 Sep 28, 2021
9.0

a whacky and crazy ending that features the fourth wall broken to smithereens. Pretty creative to be honest. Sad that htis series is ending, but at least it ended on a high note.

Batman/Superman #22

By: Gene Luen Yang, Paul Pelletier
Released: Sep 29, 2021

SERIES FINALE! Mr. Mxyzptlk resurrecting Calendar Man from his death during A-Day is causing some reality-rattling consequences. If Superman and Batman are going to prevent a fifth-dimensional god-being from compartmentalizing all of existence, they’re going to need to turn to some unlikely allies.

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Fracadactyl reviewed Batman/Superman #22 Sep 28, 2021
10

What a way to close stuff out, not by going into a new story or setting the stage for someone else to succeed it, but just having fun with complementary franchises and characters. Who would've thought Mxyzptlk and Calendar Man would have good chemistry. And the way it uses the comic structure itself to mess around with Batman and Superman is phenomenal. It's just sad that most comic creatives aren more

Batman/Superman #22

By: Gene Luen Yang, Paul Pelletier
Released: Sep 29, 2021

SERIES FINALE! Mr. Mxyzptlk resurrecting Calendar Man from his death during A-Day is causing some reality-rattling consequences. If Superman and Batman are going to prevent a fifth-dimensional god-being from compartmentalizing all of existence, they’re going to need to turn to some unlikely allies.

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7.5

I like how this crossover series goes on its own tangent when it comes to Batman. Rather than stick to continuity, it uses a familiar Batman to just have fun with. Batman and three Robins anyway. But it looks like the mystery is off to a slow start, with Batman just meeting his only lead Bigby. Something is certainly going to come out of this, it's just the execution I'm wary of.

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #1

By: Bill Willingham, Brian Level
Released: Sep 29, 2021

With the blood dry at Gotham’s fourth gruesome murder scene in as many weeks, Batman is stumped. The same hallmarks haunt each investigation: brute-force entries, bodies ripped to shreds and stamped with enormous bite marks, and clumps of fur-wolf fur-scattered in the wreckage. The streets buzz with rumors of the “Werewolf of Gotham.” Determi...

Fracadactyl reviewed Batman: Reptilian #4 Sep 28, 2021
8.0

I have to admit, this made me appreciate Killer Croc's role. It's a development no one saw coming and it required the World's Greatest Detective to figure out. By using a strange event as a basis, it creates a campy monster literally from Croc. I enjoyed this development because it has some of the best when it comes to Batman's detective skills and oddities that can happen only in comics.

Batman: Reptilian #4

By: Garth Ennis, Liam Sharp
Released: Sep 29, 2021

The monster-revealed! Trailing behind the mysterious reptilian menace savaging Gotham, Batman hits the streets hard searching for answers but finds only more questions. The Dark Knight takes his search beneath the streets and into the sewers to seek out Killer Croc. But when he finds the reptilian rogue, he quickly realizes that this may be the st...

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Fracadactyl reviewed Superman '78 #2 Sep 28, 2021
9.0

I gotta admit when I saw Lex talking, I imagined the transatlantic accent and performance of Gene Hackman. He really nails a character who's trying to be larger than life, especially when he's trying to prove himself the superior mind to Brainiac. Seeing him look at Superman surrendering to him makes me wonder what's going through Luthor's head. I'm filled with anticipation on the next steps with more

Superman '78 #2

By: Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Sep 29, 2021

After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!

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Fracadactyl reviewed Deathstroke Inc. #1 Sep 28, 2021
8.5

This feels like a good followup to Christopher Priest's run.

Slade Wilson still wants to be loved and provide a good example to the people he loves. But when he feels good doing the morally gray things, he feels authentically at odds with himself. So seeing him essentially in a parody of Batman Incorporated to the point of using stolen Bat tech, feels like an attempt at reinvention by f more

Deathstroke Inc. #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Sep 29, 2021

After suffering too many losses, Slade Wilson decides it’s time for a change. When he’s enlisted to work with an ages-old secret organization called T.R.U.S.T. who want to take down the heavy-hitter villains, he’s all in. They’ll supply him with an all-new team and resources for his new mission into the depths of the weirdest parts of the D...

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8.5

I'm really liking where this run is going. Sure there are those talks Isaiah gives Raquel about venture capitalism. But more importantly it's about how consequences are faced and how psychologically based they are. Sure how the war on drugs actually happened is important, but how the president looks like he feels pressured by his advisors/lobbyists to meet their demands humanizes him instead of th more

Icon & Rocket: Season One #3

By: Reginald Hudlin, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Everyone on Earth-and beyond-wants them dead! Icon thought he was the only extraterrestrial left on Earth…but unfortunately for him, and for Rocket, he was very, very wrong! A terrifying enemy he believed long dead is hot on their trail…and to make matters worse, his foe now works for the CIA!

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8.5

Amid all of the troubles, it feels like Supergirl is really picking up on the horrors of the cosmos. I can almost feel that sense of compassion on several different levels. The way she gives someone repressing their emotions is very good. But what's really important is how Kara is beginning to feel and understand adulthood. She's taking on a responsibility to help her dog and take a girl around so more

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #4

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Supergirl sets her sights on the Brigands, a group of dastardly nomads hell-bent on slaughtering all they come across. Nowshe must follow their path of destruction to find the fugitive they've been hiding who set her on this intergalactic journey in the first place!

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Fracadactyl reviewed Flash #774 Sep 22, 2021
8.5

False advertising on the cover but I really like how the Wally Flash comics are leaning into everyman with kids scenarios. There are risks especially since this part of the Flash family can't use their speed. But the pure enjoyment I get from seeing how Wally interacts with his daughter I just can't enjoy enough. Why can't more comics just have these episodic periods?

Flash #774

By: Jeremy Adams, Christian Duce
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Introducing Dr. Nightmare! Bad dreams come to life and lead to chaos on the streets of Central City on the same night the Fastest Man Alive attends a daddy/daughter dance. Side-by-side with his super-powered daughter, Wally must not slow down, or they risk falling victim to the man named Dr. Nightmare.

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Fracadactyl reviewed Aquaman: The Becoming #1 Sep 22, 2021
8.5

I really appreciate how the creatives are making Jackson's life so important if a little self-conscious. He's got a good life and someone is ready to take it all away. Just when people know how to root for him. So I'm rooting for this guy all the way.

Aquaman: The Becoming #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Diego Olortegui
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Jackson Hyde finally has it all. Mentors who support him, a community that loves him, an honest relationship with his mother, a cute new guy in Amnesty Bay who’s caught his eye, and access to Aquaman’s private training facility in Atlantis. Well, he had it all-until that training facility and half of the Atlantean palace got blown to kingdom co...

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Fracadactyl reviewed Batman: The Detective #5 Sep 22, 2021
8.5

I feel like every other time I see Tom Taylor, he's taking on pieces of Grant Morrison's run. Not just the Batman Inc. members and gadgets, but how global Batman really is. I mean, the way Batman talks about what good he might've actually done, especially on individual levels is really solid here. It goes into the ripple effects and I have a feeling that's what's going to get Bruce to realize how more

Batman: The Detective #5

By: Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Equilibrium unmasked! Falling further behind the villainous Equilibrium, Batman enlists the help of the European Alliance of the Bat in hopes of turning the case around! With Squire in tow, the Dark Knight attempts to thwart a mass execution in Belgium in brutal, epic fashion!

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8.5

Gotta love this episodic take on events. It really allows characters on different sides of the cast to shine. Here, Renee Montoya gets some pretty impressive dynamics between her and Batman. She's capable enough for crime families to send hitmen after anyway. Plus the way Bruce has to play with timing just to be able to keep up with other is great.

Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Two #4

By: Alan Burnett, Jordan Gibson
Released: Sep 22, 2021

After a body washes ashore at the Gotham docks, Batman hunts for a mysterious mercenary known simply as the Muscle. But can the Dark Knight protect the assassin’s next target: Detective Renee Montoya?

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Fracadactyl reviewed Pennyworth #2 Sep 15, 2021
8.5

I really like the presentation with the lettering, especially how Alfred takes the time to reflect on things. The way his dad prepared him for a life he never knew would turn out, and the suspense of how this might turn out. I mean what happened to Shirley? And what's Alfred's current predicament about if it's related to his spying days?

Pennyworth #2

By: Scott Bryan Wilson, Juan Gedeon
Released: Sep 15, 2021

More MI6 adventures for the star of TV’s Pennyworth! While investigating the possibility of nuclear weapons in a Soviet military base near the arctic circle on behalf of MI6, Alfred and Shirley find the real danger is something they never expected: a human science experiment gone terrifyingly wrong! Meanwhile, in the present, Alfred tries to figu...

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Fracadactyl reviewed The Joker #7 Sep 15, 2021
7.5

Well this answered a few questions about that Talon, he was taking his time and is a different breed. Also apparently, Gordon's going to be around for more content with some sources of some extra crime rinks. Finally, the return of a Pennyworth.

The Joker #7

By: Sam Johns, Sweeney Boo
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Très bien-the Joker visits Paris! Gordon must get to Joker ahead of the Sampsons, but has the Clown Prince set an ambush for his pursuers? Plus, Barbara fights for her life after her introduction to the new Talon! Punchline backup: The search for Kelly Ness-Punchline’s former friend who is also in Blackgate Penitentiary-begins.

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8.0

It's about time the cast got together. Especially with a classic villain that will challenge Superman in so many ways. Including a few other challenges for Black himself. I guess the only real way to enjoy everything is to embrace the madness.

Superman and the Authority #3

By: Grant Morrison, Travel Foreman
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Superman put the Authority back together, but why? What threat is out there that only this group can contend with? The Ultra-Humanite, of course! This fearsome foe is forming a team of his own, one designed to go fist-to-fist with the Authority. It will be their baptism in battle to prove if Superman is right that regardless of who we are, there is...

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