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Swanktub reviewed X-Men #12 Sep 16, 2020
9.0

One of the most Hickman issues of X-Men so far.

X-Men #12

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Sep 16, 2020

THE SUMMONING BEGINS. A lead-in to the biggest X-story of the summer.

Rated T+

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Swanktub reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #5 Sep 16, 2020
7.5

Despite the amazing cover I found this one a little underwhelming. I don't know, I end up dropping it from my pull list to make room for another indie book.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Sep 16, 2020

A QUEST FOR TRUTH... A JOURNEY OF DESTRUCTION!
•    DARTH VADER'S search for revenge against those who hid his son Luke reaches a terrible climax - at the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA!
•    What secrets does he learn? And who will pay as a result?
•    All the answ...

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Swanktub rated Sep 16, 2020
8.5

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8.5

Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1

By: Jay Edidin, Tom Reilly
Released: Sep 16, 2020

The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the "ordinary person" is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experienc...

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Swanktub reviewed Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1 Sep 16, 2020
9.0

Definitely the best of the Giant Size X-Men Specials. Dauterman's art is next level and Hickman uses a really fun roster of characters.

Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Russell Dauterman
Released: Sep 16, 2020

In GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST, Hickman and Dauterman took Jean and Emma into Storm's mind to learn what had happened to her. Now they take the X-Men's resident goddess to the far end of the world to save herself!

Rated T+

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Swanktub rated Excalibur #12 Sep 16, 2020
8.0

Excalibur #12

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Sep 16, 2020

SECRETS OF THE BOOK! With Rictor in his clutches, Apocalypse must survive long enough to begin the ritual he has waited on for eons.

Rated T+

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Swanktub rated Seven Secrets #2 Sep 16, 2020
8.5

Seven Secrets #2

By: Tom Taylor, Daniele Di Nicuolo
Released: Sep 16, 2020

After a deadly attack on the Order, their youngest member Caspar must step forward to keep the world safe from the Seven Secrets with the power to destroy it. But surviving The Trials doesn't mean just becoming the next Holder of a great Secret - it also carries dangers that will change Caspar's life in unimaginable ways...

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Swanktub rated Billionaire Island #6 Sep 16, 2020
9.5

Billionaire Island #6

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Sep 16, 2020

The new series by Mark Russell (Second Coming) and Steve Pugh (The Flintstones) wraps up with a bang! After a devastating series of events on Billionaire Island, Shelly, Trent, and the others are determined to let the world know the truth. But for Business Dog? It's time for dinner. Plus a selection of AHOY short stories...

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Swanktub rated Batman #99 Sep 16, 2020
8.0

Batman #99

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 16, 2020

“The Joker War” part five of six! Things have changed, as Batman realizes he can’t fight this war alone. He’s going to need help. Before he faces down The Joker, he must call up his trusty partner Dick Grayson! But can Dick reclaim his lost memories in time to join the battle?

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Swanktub rated Stillwater #1 Sep 16, 2020
9.0

Stillwater #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Sep 16, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that's not just a promise. It's a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAM N K PÉREZ (Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.

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9.0

Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death #1

By: Gerard Way, I.N.J. Culbard
Released: Sep 16, 2020

The first Umbrella Academy spin off series! When 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, and his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord's stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn't have his siblings there to save...

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Swanktub rated X-Force #12 Sep 9, 2020
8.0

X-Force #12

By: Ben Percy, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Sep 9, 2020

THE CEREBRO SWORD! After taking on the Flower Cartel, Logan has brought back valuable intel to the mutant CIA. The non-treaty nation of Russia is working to undermine Krakoa - and may be aligned with Xeno. Beast wants Colossus on their side as the first drumbeats of war begin to sound.

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Swanktub rated X-Factor #3 Sep 9, 2020
8.0

X-Factor #3

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Sep 9, 2020

DROWNING IN THE STREAM! Every streamer in the Mojoverse is desperate to get a little of the X-magic on their channel, but all X-Factor wants to do is figure out who murdered a Krakoan citizen.

Rated T+

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7.5

Empyre: Aftermath: Avengers #1

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Sep 9, 2020

• The end of EMPYRE begins a new age for the Marvel Universe!
•  In the aftermath of the cosmic conflict, the forces gather one last time... but why? And at whose bidding?
•  New bonds will be forged, new families will be founded, and there's a new role waiting for Earth... but new destinies bring new...

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9.5

Something is Killing the Children #10

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell
Released: Sep 9, 2020

When Erica's Handler forces a confrontation on the street of Archer's Peak, Erica must decide where her loyalties lie-to her employers, or to the people who need her?

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9.0

Art: 10/10
Story: 8/10

Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Sep 9, 2020

With Superman freed from his New Apokolips prison, the classic Trinity lineup is reunited and ready to rock! Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman amp up their power to launch an assault on Castle Bat, and that’s just the warm-up act! Three walking nightmares are hidden deep inside the fortress-but these Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor,...

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Swanktub rated Lost Soldiers #2 Sep 3, 2020
9.5

Lost Soldiers #2

By: Ales Kot, Luca Casalanguida
Released: Sep 2, 2020

The crash.

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Swanktub added Lost Soldiers (2020) to their pull list Sep 3, 2020

Lost Soldiers (2020)

Vietnam, 1969. Juarez, forty years later. Three men tied by the war they left behind-on collision course with a new one.

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Swanktub rated Strange Adventures #5 Sep 3, 2020
8.5

Strange Adventures #5

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 2, 2020

Mr. Terrific is back on Earth, and he’s making things hot for Adam Strange-but he also might get a little burned himself! The conflict is out in the open now, and the court of public opinion doesn’t play fair. Mr. Terrific was picked to investigate the accusations against Adam Strange because he was the most impartial member of the Justice Leag...

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Swanktub rated Wolverine #5 Sep 2, 2020
8.0

Wolverine #5

By: Ben Percy, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Sep 2, 2020

BLOOD CLOCKS! In the snowbound darkness of the north, Wolverine is the prisoner of Dracula. By forming an unlikely alliance, Logan fights back. Stakes, claws, tricked-out snowmobiles and wintry mayhem await you.

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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9.0

We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1

By: Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo
Released: Sep 2, 2020

* For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive.
* No one has ever seen a living god, but Captain Malik is obsessed with being the first....

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Swanktub rated Fire Power #3 Sep 2, 2020
9.0

Fire Power #3

By: Robert Kirkman, Chris Samnee
Released: Sep 2, 2020

Things just keep getting worse for Owen, as it becomes clear that he cannot protect his family from his past. Whether he likes it or not, he's going to have to face who he is, what he's done-and who he's meant to be...before it's too late!

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Swanktub dropped New Mutants (2019) from their pull list Sep 2, 2020

New Mutants (2019)

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+  

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Swanktub rated DCeased: Dead Planet #3 Sep 2, 2020
8.5

DCeased: Dead Planet #3

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Sep 2, 2020

A mysterious second “garden” has been located on the other side of the planet, and John Constantine and Swamp Thing lead a mission to investigate...but what they discover will fundamentally change everything! The road to "Earth War" begins!

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Swanktub rated Inkblot #1 Sep 2, 2020
8.5

Inkblot #1

By: Emma Kubert
Released: Sep 2, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Third-generation comic artist EMMA KUBERT partners with up-and-coming creator RUSTY GLADD to deliver a high-fantasy epic! This new ONGOING SERIES follows a powerful sorceress attempting to correct her greatest mistake-the creation of a magical cat that can travel through time, space, and reality. The cat threatens to unravel the fa...

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Swanktub reviewed Empyre #6 Sep 1, 2020
8.0

Solid ending to a somewhat disappointing event.

Empyre #6

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Sep 2, 2020

Who will rule the EMPYRE?
•  There can be only one King of Space-and it's the last liege standing! But as combat rages on, the clock ticks down to catastrophe!
•  Will the ultimate interstellar weapon fry planet Earth before or after all sentient life on the planet is wiped out?
•  The Avengers and the Fantastic Four are te...

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Swanktub rated Batman #98 Sep 1, 2020
9.0

Batman #98

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 2, 2020

“The Joker War” part four of six! Batman is at his most vulnerable following a massive dose of an experimental new Joker toxin. With the Dark Knight haunted by demons and visions, it’s up to Harley Quinn to protect him while he recovers-because Punchline is on her way!

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9.0

DCeased: Hope At World's End #8

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Aug 26, 2020

A little girl is trapped outside of The Garden in Gotham City…can the combined might of the Super Pets save her from the infected?!

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Swanktub rated Billionaire Island #5 Aug 26, 2020
9.0

Billionaire Island #5

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Billionaire Island barrels toward a devastating climax! Whether you're building a playground for billionaires or creating a chemical that might destroy half the population, you never know what might be your undoing... Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.

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Swanktub rated X-Men #11 Aug 26, 2020
9.0

X-Men #11

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Aug 26, 2020

THE TREES ARE KILLING THE CHILDREN!
Rated T+

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