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Swanktub rated Venom #25 May 27, 2020
8.0

Venom #25

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: May 27, 2020

SPECIAL OVERSIZED 25th ISSUE! VENOM ISLAND FINALE!
Caught between a Brock and a hard place! Eddie must make a life-altering decision. How does Eddie move on from the events of VENOM ISLAND?
Rated T+

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Swanktub rated The Terrifics #27 May 27, 2020
8.5

The Terrifics #27

By: Gene Luen Yang, Sergio Davila
Released: May 27, 2020

Scientists of the world unite! When Simon Stagg sabotages Mr. Terrific's latest world-changing invention, reinforcements are needed. Enter the Terrific Council: Blue Beetle! The Atom! Man-Bat! Shay Veritas! Dhalua Strong! (Just hum a theme song in your head, it'll be more exciting that way.) Looks like Michael Holt has been building a real path to ...

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Swanktub rated Basketful of Heads #7 May 27, 2020
8.0

Basketful of Heads #7

By: Joe Hill, Leomacs
Released: May 27, 2020

It's time for a final swing of the axe. In the darkest, coldest hours of the night, June Branch finds herself up against the deadeyed killer who abducted her lover...and comes face to face with some truths even more horrifying than a basketful of heads.

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Swanktub rated Suicide Squad #5 May 27, 2020
9.0

Suicide Squad #5

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: May 27, 2020

They say loose lips sink ships-and Captain Boomerang has the biggest mouth on Earth! That's why Lok commands Task Force X to bring him in and  shut him up for good! The hunt is on, but nothing ever goes according to plan in the Suicide Squad-at least, not if Osita and her mutinous Revolutionaries can help it. Will Deathstroke and Harley f...

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KittyNone reviewed Suicide Squad #5 May 26, 2020
10

Skeptical about the big revelation at the end, but Taylor's done such fantastic work with this book I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt and see where he's going with it. Also, this comic has the funniest act of violence I've seen all week

Suicide Squad #5

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: May 27, 2020

They say loose lips sink ships-and Captain Boomerang has the biggest mouth on Earth! That's why Lok commands Task Force X to bring him in and  shut him up for good! The hunt is on, but nothing ever goes according to plan in the Suicide Squad-at least, not if Osita and her mutinous Revolutionaries can help it. Will Deathstroke and Harley f...

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9.0

DCeased: The Unkillables #3

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: May 20, 2020

It's the epic finale of the next chapter in the DCeased saga as heroes and villains collide with one epic purpose: to escape the coming of the infected population of Gotham City and a monstrous Wonder Woman! It's time to ride the fury road one final time...to survival!

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Swanktub rated Swamp Thing: New Roots #1 Apr 28, 2020
8.5

Swamp Thing: New Roots #1

By: Mark Russell, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 22, 2020

The Sunderland Corporation has a new plan to trap and exploit Swamp Thing. With enemies surrounding him, who can Swamp Thing trust?

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Swanktub reviewed Superman: Man of Tomorrow #2 Apr 28, 2020
8.5

So much better than the first issue. Wouldn't mind seeing Venditti replacing Bendis on the Superman main book.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #2

By: Robert Venditti, Paul Pelletier
Released: Apr 22, 2020

Someone is running bets on Superman’s exploits throughout Metropolis and putting ordinary citizens in harm’s way. Can Superman locate this villainous gambler in time or will the house take all?!

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7.0

Not a bad Harley issue, but this was not a good Wonder Woman story. I haven't read a Wonder Woman book in awhile but this was just kind of mediocre. Still looking forward to the Tamaki run when it comes out.

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #1

By: Amanda Conner, Inaki Miranda
Released: Apr 22, 2020

During a run-in with a villainous crime syndicate, Wonder Woman learns about a hit list whose biggest target is a familiar name – Harley Quinn! Can the Champion of Paradise Island track down the Clown Princess of Crime before it’s too late?

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Swanktub reviewed Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1 Apr 24, 2020
7.0

Meh. I like most of Venditti's recent work, but this story was generic as hell. Good to see Parasite used well though.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1

By: Robert Venditti, Paul Pelletier
Released: Apr 15, 2020

Metropolis, the City of Tomorrow, is plunged into a blackout. Superman needs to find the cause of the crisis but is he prepared to face the energy-hungry Parasite?

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9.0

Like stepping back into my childhood. This truly felt like an episode of the show.

Batman: The Adventures Continue #2

By: Alan Burnett, Ty Templeton
Released: Apr 15, 2020

Batman's in the clutches of Lex Luthor and his powerful robot as the mad genuis races to open the vault he stole from Wayne Industries and claim his prize! The Dark Knight will need to utilize experimental tech if he's going to topple the billionaire before he leaves Gotham, but where is Superman and why can't Batman get in touch with him?!

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8.0

This issue was a lot of fun, but it wasn't anything too special. I probably wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't for a lack of new releases, but I'm pretty happy I did. I loved the cartoon growing up and I'm intrigued to see where the series goes from here.

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

By: Alan Burnett, Ty Templeton
Released: Apr 1, 2020

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series comes all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to d...

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Swanktub reviewed Sentient #1 Mar 31, 2020
10

I've only read the first issue so far, but this is a fantastic start.

Sentient #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Nov 6, 2019

From Eisner Award-winners Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and Gabriel Walta (The Vision). When an attack kills the adults on a colony ship, the on-board A.I. VALARIE must help the ship's children survive. But as they are pursued by dangerous forces through space, can VALARIE rise to the task and save these children?

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Swanktub rated Wolverine #2 Mar 27, 2020
7.0

Wolverine #2

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: Mar 25, 2020

THE WORST IS BACK!
Wolverine has never been one to back down from a fight - not even a combined assault from Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth and Doctor Cornelius - but the Flower Cartel might have enlisted his worst and greatest foe: Logan himself.
Parental Advisory

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Swanktub rated Basketful of Heads #6 Mar 27, 2020
8.0

Basketful of Heads #6

By: Joe Hill, Leomacs
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Hill House Comics
In the darkest and most desperate hours of the night, June Branch will use her impossible occult hatchet to cut her way back to her boyfriend. But time is running out for Liam, and June's basket is getting heavier with every new swing of the axe! It's all going down in the penultimate chapter of the gonzo gorefest that launche...

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Swanktub rated Immortal Hulk #33 Mar 27, 2020
10

Immortal Hulk #33

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 25, 2020

• Celebrating 750 ISSUES of the INCREDIBLE H%LKTM! Something is wrong. Something has compromised the simulacrum.
•  EXTRA-SIZE HULK-SM&SHING ACTIONTM! Banner is refusing to yield. Something is wrong.
•  PL#S! ENTER - THE THOUGHTFUL MAN! Something is wrong. Something is wrong. Something is wrong.
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Swanktub rated Suicide Squad #4 Mar 27, 2020
9.0

Suicide Squad #4

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 25, 2020

With the chaos of Task Force X's first mission behind her, Dr. Harleen Quinzel launches a psychological investigation into the current residents of Belle Reve-and when the infamous Harley Quinn is worried about someone else's mental health, you know there's a problem! What does Deadshot know about the machinations of their deadly new teammates, the...

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Swanktub rated X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 Mar 27, 2020
7.0

X-Men/Fantastic Four #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Mar 25, 2020

A nation of mutants' lives is at stake while FRANKLIN RICHARDS makes a momentous decision! Will the FANTASTIC FOUR and X-MEN just
stand by and allow it to happen?
Rated T+

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Swanktub rated X-Men #9 Mar 27, 2020
8.5

X-Men #9

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 25, 2020

The New Mutants are back from space, and they've brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi'ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard! Rated T+

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7.5

Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Alan Davis
Released: Mar 25, 2020

HICKMAN AND DAVIS HAUNT THE XAVIER SCHOOL!
Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman teams with legendary artist Alan Davis (X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, AVENGERS) for an eerie tale of adventure! When the X-Men lose contact with the Greymalkin Habitat, it falls to  Nightcrawler to lead a mission into the unknown!
Rated T+

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Swanktub rated Hellions #1 Mar 27, 2020
9.0

Hellions #1

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 25, 2020

BAD IS THE NEW GOOD!
When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they'd have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold... but they didn't plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child,...

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Swanktub added Wolverine (2020) to their pull list Mar 25, 2020

Wolverine (2020)

THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He's been a loner. He's been a killer. He's been a hero. He's been an Avenger. He's been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be... happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted... and everything to lo...

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Swanktub reviewed The Resistance #1 Mar 18, 2020
10

Don't read this if you are looking for escapism. That being said this comic is amazing. It plays off of the current fears that are relevant in the year 2020. The fear of pandemic, and the rise in fascism and authoritarianism in the world are both successfully drawn from. Both Stracszynski and Deodato bring their A-games. The writing is great, but is mostly exposition for the future of the series. more

The Resistance #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato
Released: Mar 18, 2020

J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One, returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for...

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Swanktub rated X-Force #9 Mar 18, 2020
9.0

X-Force #9

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Mar 18, 2020

REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
In the heart of South America, X-Force finds a problem growing that threatens to destroy everything they've built... and one of their own might be responsible.
Parental Advisory

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9.0

DCeased: The Unkillables #2

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Mar 18, 2020

With the world ending around them, Red Hood and Batgirl take shelter in the most unlikely place: an orphanage full of children! Will they be able to protect the kids from the impending hordes of the infected streaming out of Gotham City and Blüdhaven? And elsewhere, Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, and some of DC's worst villains battle the apocaly...

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9.0

Something is Killing the Children #6

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'edera
Released: Mar 18, 2020

Erica may have slayed the beast terrorizing Archer's Peak, but the town is far from safe. As James recuperates from the horrible events of the last issue, Tommy also struggles to find his place in the new status quo of his life

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Swanktub reviewed Batman #91 Mar 18, 2020
9.0

What a great issue! This is what I've been wanting from the Tynion run from the beginning. Action, great characterisation for several characters and just great work all around. Tynion is getting a better grip on Bruce's individual voice and Selena's. His Joker is terrifying in the best way, and Catwoman acted far more like Catwoman. The art was great too, Jiminez and Albuquerque did excellent work more

Batman #91

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 18, 2020

To save Gotham City, Catwoman will have to commit the greatest heist in the city's history! But hot on her trail are the Penguin, the Riddler, a horde of assassins, and the master criminal called the Designer! And the most dangerous person standing in her way is the man she's trying to save: Batman. And what complications will his arise from his ne...

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Swanktub rated Billionaire Island #1 Mar 5, 2020
9.0

Billionaire Island #1

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 4, 2020

A savage satire reuniting the critically acclaimed team behind DC's The Flintstones, Mark Russell (Second Coming) and Steve Pugh (Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), in an all-new creator-owned series! Welcome to Billionaire Island, where anything goes...if you can afford it. But the island's ultra-rich inhabitants are about to lear...

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Swanktub rated King of Nowhere #1 Mar 5, 2020
7.5

King of Nowhere #1

By: Maxwell Prince, Tyler Jenkins
Released: Mar 4, 2020

* Eisner Award-nominated writer W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man) comes to BOOM! Studios with Eisner-nominated artist Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings, Black Badge) for an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between.
* Lovable drunken lowlife Denis awakens on the outskirts of a mysterious village...

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Swanktub reviewed Strange Adventures #1 Mar 5, 2020
9.0

This was a great first issue. Tom King, Mitch Gerards and Evan Shaner have all brought their A-game. The story feels very relevant to the modern era of the USA with both main political factions distrusting the media (e.g. left-wingers distrusting Fox News and right wingers distrusting every news station but Fox News). This struggle to tell fact (fictional fact anyway) from fiction feels like it is more

Strange Adventures #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 4, 2020

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end "best of lists," the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan "Doc" Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The D...

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