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Zap-Kapow Comics reviewed Saga #22 Sep 4, 2014
8.0

Saga continues to be one of the best comic books on the shelf, but it's been awhile since we felt any danger or movement for these characters. Ready to see Vaughn and Staples push things along a little faster (again) and show us some new characters and corners of their universe.

Saga #22

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Aug 27, 2014

The family is tested.

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4.5

What did I just read? After two kick-ass issues, #3 lands with a thump (or more accurately a what?). Characters blend together, indistinguishable from each other, and do just about nothing to advance the story. Hoping for better things to come ...

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #3

By: Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
Released: Aug 27, 2014

"I REMEMBER WHEN SHE LOVED ME."
KIRKMAN & AZACETA's horror epic continues. Details of Kyle's life, in the time before he returned to Rome, West Virginia, are revealed...as the danger from all around him intensifies.

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Brian K. Vaughan to their creator watch list Sep 2, 2014
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Zap-Kapow Comics added Fiona Staples to their creator watch list Sep 2, 2014
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Zap-Kapow Comics added Mark Millar to their creator watch list Sep 2, 2014
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Zap-Kapow Comics added John Romita Jr. to their creator watch list Sep 2, 2014
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Zap-Kapow Comics reviewed Wolverine #10 Aug 9, 2014
2.5

This entire series has been pretty terrible, and given the marketing and weight behind something as bold as killing Wolverine in these final issues, one would expect a LOT more punch than Paul Cornell is writing.


This issue covers the third official part of '3 Months To Die' and we'd be lying if we told you it were anything other than more of the same of the previous issues in


Wolverine is one of Marvel's greatest assets, so one has to wonder what the hell they were thinking when they signed off on this mess.


Sidnote: 1.5 of the 2.5 we gave this was for Steve McNiven's awesome covers. The interiors (writing and art) are that bad. Can't wait for Logan's inevitable return, hopefully in better creative hands.

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Wolverine #10

By: Paul Cornell, Pete Woods
Released: Jul 9, 2014

• It's the beginning of the end for Wolverine!
•  Logan comes clean to his old friends as Sabretooth marks Wolverine's new love Pinch for death!
•  Pete Woods (Detective Comics) joins Paul Cornell as Logan enters his most dire hour!

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8.5

Robert Kirkman's 'Outcast' continues it engaging and intreging story with this second issue.


As more character details flesh out and Kyle Barnes' past becomes (slightly) more clear ("This is Donnie!"), this series is hitting all the right notes. 'Outcast' has shot to the top of our pull list favorites, alongside 'Saga', 'Starlight', 'Black Science' and 'Low'.


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Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #2

By: Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
Released: Jul 30, 2014

"IT WATCHES FROM THE DARKNESS"
In the second issue of KIRKMAN & AZACETA's horror epic, Kyle Barnes is still reeling from the revelations about demonic possession last issue and what they may mean about the time his mother was possessed.

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9.0

'Outcast' No. 1 reads like a pilot for a future HBO series (think The Leftovers and True Detective) — and that's not a bad thing.



Having already shown his (somewhat difficult) material can translate to TV with 'The Walking Dead', this could easily be his next big television series. With issues ranging from domestic violence to religious faith though, this one we'd like to s



Perfect character introductions, backstories and dialog, 'Outcast' No. 1 is a must for comic book fans.



'Outcast' is another winner from Image Comics.

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Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #1

By: Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
Released: Jun 25, 2014

NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

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Zap-Kapow Comics reviewed Low #1 Aug 2, 2014
8.5

Let's get this out of the way — Greg Tocchini's art is both beautiful AND nearly impossible to understand what's going on. It's a strange thing, and it's hard to say that someone so talented shouldn't be telling stories with his artwork, but that feels like the case here.


Thank God for Rick Remender's words, because otherwise we would have been lost. Well, thank God for *half* of


After a long (and nudity filled) opening that tries to quickly establish the characters and their world, 'Low' doesn't get going until the second half. But what a second half it is. The end leaves us looking forward to future issues, imagining where they might go, and hoping a new artist can come onboard to clarify these characters and their settings.


Together with his slightly superior 'Black Science', Rick Remender is churning out some of the best sci-fi work of his career.

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Low #1

By: Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini
Released: Jul 30, 2014

In the far distant future, the sun's premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to. After tens of thousands of years, a single probe returns, crashing on Earth's surface, a now-alien place no ...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Thor: God of Thunder to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Thor: God of Thunder

Marvel Now! begins for the God of Thunder! The gods are vanishing, leading Thor on a bloody trail that threatens to consume his past, present and future. To save these worlds, Thor must unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy (2013)

There's a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! No one!! Why has Earth become the most important planet in the Galaxy? That's what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out!! Join the brightest stars in the Marvel universe: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and--wait for it--Iron-Man, as they embark upon one of the most...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added All-New X-Men to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

All-New X-Men

Marvel Now! The five original X-Men have been plucked from yesteryear and sent to the present. How will they deal with the current state of Xavier’s dream, and how will today’s X-Men cope with facing their former selves?

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Starlight to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Starlight

Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories...until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure. This iss...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Uncanny Avengers to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Uncanny Avengers

THIS IS IT! The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble! Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together so why is Professor Xaviers dream more at risk than ever? The first attack of t...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man

PART ONE OF THE BIGGEST SPIDER-MAN STORY OF THE YEAR "REVIVAL"!
• MILES is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life!
• A BIG BIG BIG villain from PETER PARKER's past is alive and well and about to turn New York upside down!
• The last page will have ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN fans SCREAMING!
• This...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Amazing Spider-Man (2014) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man (2014)

The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
The world may have changed since Spidey's been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he's not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the "friendly" back in the neighborhood, the "hero" back into "super hero," and the "amazing" b...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta

NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Wolverine (2014) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Wolverine (2014)

WOLVERINE NO MORE?
After the events of KILLABLE, Wolverine has something to prove. Before he can take on Sabretooth again, he'll need to build himself back up, get better and stronger than he's ever been...but it's not as easy as he thought, and he'll soon find himself turning to other means of revenge when the normal channels don't seem to b...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Moon Knight (2014) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Moon Knight (2014)

Marc Spector is Moon Knight!...Or is he? It's hard to tell these days, especially when New York's wildest vigilante protects the street with two-fisted justice and three-that's right, count 'em-different personalities! But even with the mystical force of Khonshu fueling his crusade, how does the night's greatest detective save a city that's as twis...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Avengers (2012) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Avengers (2012)

The greatest heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team! Now shipping twice a month, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call - who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism - these are the Avengers NOW!

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Black Science to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Black Science

Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality. But what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos. Now Grant and his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds, barreling through ...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added New Avengers (2013) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

New Avengers (2013)

To prevent the collision of our universe with another, the Illuminati, led by the Black Panther, must assemble NOW! It’s the most powerful and brilliant team in the Marvel Universe--The Black Panther, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Mister Fantastic, Namor the Sub-Mariner and The Beast--against an infinite legion of parallel realities.

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Black Widow (2014) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Black Widow (2014)

"The Finely Woven Thread"
You've seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin-in ways of which those teams just wouldn't approve. From the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, Nathan Edmonson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and Phil Noto (Thunderbolts, X-23) ...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Low to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Low

In the far distant future, the sun's premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to. After tens of thousands of years, a single probe returns, crashing on Earth's surface, a now-alien place no ...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Original Sin to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Original Sin

WHO SHOT THE WATCHER?
The Watcher, the mysterious space-god who's been watching us from the moon for as long as we can remember... is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel Comics history.
As Nick Fury leads the heroes of the Marvel Universe in an investigation, other forces are marshaling as well and other questions are ar...

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Captain America (2012) to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Captain America (2012)

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what's left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!

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Zap-Kapow Comics added Saga to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Saga

Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war.

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