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The Department of Truth #12

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Aug 25, 2021

America was built on a lie that's never quite come true. The cracks in that idealistic vision have inspired dangerous people to do horrible things in the name of an America that's never really existed. Hawk Harrison knows the genuine story of this country, and he's ready to give Cole Turner a history lesson.

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9.0

Something is Killing the Children #19

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Erica must play the Game of Nowhere, a secretive binding ritual of the Order of St. George, but not everyone wants her to succeed.

And it's much more than a game; it is an important, yet dangerous part of a hunter's initiation... and not all students survive the process.

Will Erica pass? And if so, at what cost?

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9.0

Si Spurrier can be hit or miss for me, but this series is probably his best work other than Hellblazer.

Very well developed conclusion to one of the best current X-Men titles. I'm definitely looking forward to what the book is setting up.

X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Sep 22, 2021

YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU!
•  The X-Men's greatest foe, mutantkind's primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders...
•  The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything.
•  The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a sma...

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Swanktub reviewed Death of Doctor Strange #1 Sep 22, 2021
8.5

Pretty light and fun for a "Death of" book.

Jed MacKay continues to develop into one of Marvel's best writers. I hope to see him write more of Stephen Strange in the future if the character somehow survives.

Lee Garbett's art definitely looked better in print than from what I saw on the preview pages.

Overall it was a strong start to the miniseries, and I am ver more

Death of Doctor Strange #1

By: Jed MacKay, Lee Garbett
Released: Sep 22, 2021

DEATH COMES FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME!
Doctor Stephen Strange is the world's greatest neurosurgeon and Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. He defends our planet from the supernatural and interdimensional threats no other hero is equipped to handle. But what would happen if he unexpectedly died? Who would protect Earth and keep the mystical evils at bay? A...

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Swanktub rated Eternals: Thanos Rises #1 Sep 16, 2021
8.5

Eternals: Thanos Rises #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Dustin Weaver
Released: Sep 15, 2021

• Eternals are created, not born. They have families, but their families make no new children.
•  It's simply not what Eternals do.  
•  Some of them thought they could find a way to change that and believed it would be for the best.
•  They were terribly, terribly wrong.

Rated T+

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Swanktub rated Titans United #1 Sep 15, 2021
6.0

Titans United #1

By: Cavan Scott, Jos Lus
Released: Sep 15, 2021

The Titans face their greatest challenge-their own powers! Nightwing, Donna Troy, Superboy, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Red Hood kick off a thrilling new case that will lead one of their own to question not only their place on the team, but their very existence.

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Swanktub rated Wonder Woman #779 Sep 15, 2021
6.5

Wonder Woman #779

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Sep 15, 2021

All good things must end! Janus’s murderous rampage through the Multiverse leads Diana and her allies to a place in between worlds where Wonder Woman will come face to face with her darkest fear…a future without her in it! Plus, in our tale set years ago, Princess Diana's quest for truth comes to a thrilling conclusion!

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Swanktub rated Justice League #67 Sep 15, 2021
5.0

Justice League #67

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Phil Hester
Released: Sep 15, 2021

It’s the Justice League versus the United Order as the truth that gives power to this new cosmic super team crosses a line that the Justice League cannot allow. Will there even be a United Planets after this thunderous clash of intergalactic superpowers? Also, Green Arrow must come to terms with his responsibilities to both Checkmate and the Leag...

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Swanktub rated The Joker #7 Sep 15, 2021
8.0

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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9.0

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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8.0

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Sep 15, 2021

HABEAS CORPSES!
•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

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9.0

Justice League: Last Ride #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Sep 15, 2021

APOKOLIPS-NOT AS SAFE A PLACE TO HIDE A WAR CRIMINAL AS YOU’D THINK! The Justice League has been tasked with bringing the master of war crimes, your one and only Lobo, to trial in order to account for a life of treachery. But while the League thought Apokolips would be the safest place to store a wanted murderer, there are others out on the hunt ...

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Swanktub rated I Am Batman #1 Sep 14, 2021
8.5

I Am Batman #1

By: John Ridley, Olivier Coipel
Released: Sep 15, 2021

In the throes of Future State, the streets of Gotham City cry for justice and Jace Fox answers the call! With a new and improved Bat-Suit, Jace hits the streets to inspire and protect…as he follows the trail of the voice of misinformation and violence-the anarchistic Anti-Oracle! Can the new Dark Knight counterbalance their plan to inspire armed ...

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Swanktub rated Infinite Frontier #6 Sep 7, 2021
9.0

Infinite Frontier #6

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Sep 8, 2021

One story ends and the next phase of the DC Multiverse begins. We have one name for you: DARKSEID. Our heroes knew that someone had been pulling the strings this entire time, but are they prepared for it to be the biggest bad of all? As President Superman, Alan Scott, Roy Harper, and the rest converge for a showdown, the secret of Omega Planet is ...

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Swanktub rated Batman #112 Sep 7, 2021
7.5

Batman #112

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 8, 2021

A story over a year in the making and set into motion with Infinite Frontier #0, Fear State begins! Batman played into the hands of the Scarecrow, who has unleashed a coordinated attack on Gotham City through his manipulation of Simon Saint and Peacekeeper-01! But there are other forces at work with the emergence of an Anti-Oracle spreading fake ne...

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The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #5

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade
Released: Sep 1, 2021

What will Laila Starr do when she's finally given the chance to resume the mantle of Death?

Finding herself back in the world, Laila searches out Darius and discovers that for the first time she will be witnessing the death of someone close to her.

When they are both given a chance at immortality, their individual decisions lead t...

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Swanktub rated Dark Ages #1 Sep 4, 2021
8.5

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
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Swanktub rated Geiger #6 Sep 1, 2021
10

Geiger #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 1, 2021

END OF STORY ARC
The first volume of Image Comics' newest hit hero, GEIGER, concludes with this DOUBLE-SIZED ACTION FINALE as our resident radioactive rebel takes on a relic from the past to save his family's future. But the adventures are only beginning for Geiger, as he discovers a secret about the Unknown War and its mysterious origins. Plus...

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Swanktub rated New Mutants #21 Sep 1, 2021
9.0

New Mutants #21

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Sep 1, 2021

MAYHEM ON THE MOON! There's something creeping in the shadows of the Summer House...and the NEW MUTANTS are about to come face-to-face with it. And back on Earth, the team is turning against itself as they gear up for their biggest battle yet.

Rated T+

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8.0

Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1

By: James Tynion IV, Riccardo Federici
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The event over a year in the making begins Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe! Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0 and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might h...

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Swanktub rated Infinite Frontier #5 Sep 1, 2021
8.0

Infinite Frontier #5

By: Joshua Williamson, Tom Derenick
Released: Sep 1, 2021

Roy Harper finds himself forced to do things on his own. He’s been through a lot since he was Green Arrow’s sidekick, and usually, the only person he can count on is himself. Hence, he’s hiding the fact that he’s back from the dead from his old friends. He comes across Jade, who has also been stranded by herself-can he help her while lettin...

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Swanktub rated Wonder Girl #3 Aug 31, 2021
8.5

Wonder Girl #3

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Sep 1, 2021

Let the training commence! Now crowned Hera’s champion, Yara needs to start acting like one. Enter Eros, the goddess’s favorite grandson and the god of love. Can Yara resist his charms long enough to master her unpredictable new powers? All the gods are watching…are you?

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Swanktub rated Echolands #1 Aug 28, 2021
9.0

Echolands #1

By: J.H. Williams III
Released: Aug 25, 2021

A MAJOR IMAGE COMICS 2021 EVENT.

The story of Earth's last war starts with Hope's sticky fingers...
  
The multiple award winning BATWOMAN team JH Williams III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman) and W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Elektra) reunite for an all-new ongoing series! They're joined once again by colorist supreme ...

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Swanktub rated Superman vs. Lobo #1 Aug 26, 2021
6.0

Superman vs. Lobo #1

By: Sarah Beattie, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Aug 25, 2021

What happens when an indomitable force meets an irritating object? That’s what readers find out when Superman runs into Lobo. Think of it like a boy scout joining a biker gang. What will be worse, the damage Lobo causes on his own, or the chaos of trying to stop him? I smell a team-up, fanboys! Numen is the most popular being in the universe, a g...

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Swanktub rated Wonder Woman #778 Aug 24, 2021
8.0

Wonder Woman #778

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Hot on the trail of Janus, Diana and her allies embark on a whirlwind adventure through the entire map of the Multiverse! Phantom Zone, Fifth Dimension, and Gemworld…oh my! Like the future, Janus’s path through space and time is unpredictable. Will Wonder Woman ever catch her? Or could this be the end of everything as we know it?! The tale behi...

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8.5

Superman: Son of Kal-El #2

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Jonathan Kent now dons his father’s cape, but can he be Superman and still have a normal life? It’s tough in this modern world. Danger is everywhere. The new Superman learns this the hard way on his first day of college, and a deadly attack forces Jon to step from the shadows and into the spotlight-where his identity is exposed to the Truth, an...

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Swanktub rated Robin #5 Aug 24, 2021
9.5

Robin #5

By: Joshua Williamson, Gleb Melnikov
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Robin reunion! Nightwing, Red Hood, Tim Drake, and Spoiler guest-star as they track Damian down with a plan to bring the young hero back to Gotham. Back to his family. But the son of Batman plans to win the Lazarus Tournament and refuses to return. What starts as a happy reunion quickly turns into a Robin rumble!

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Swanktub rated Detective Comics #1042 Aug 24, 2021
7.5

Detective Comics #1042

By: Mariko Tamaki, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Batman rampages through the underworld of Gotham! Driven to a violent madness courtesy of the Jury’s “Vile” serum, the Dark Knight crushes bones, makes a scene, and gives costumed vigilantes in Gotham a very bad name. But will the Jury’s plan backfire? Can a violent rage-machine packed with money, weapons, and an insatiable bloodlust possib...

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8.5

Superman and the Authority #2

By: Grant Morrison, Evan Cagle
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loo...

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Swanktub rated Nightwing #83 Aug 24, 2021
9.0

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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