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8.0

I agree with fellow reviewers that this was wayyyy to wordy for what happened. I liked all of it dont get me wrong but i found myself less interested in reading the pages as it went on. I knew what was being said and I didnt need 200 word bubbles to get the point. The story plot is great just needs to cut out the fat a little better...Mikey Scenes were great and touching especially if you have bee more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55

By: Tom Waltz, Michael Dialynas
Released: Feb 24, 2016

Recent events have strained many relationships amongst the TMNT and their allies. Many must decide whether to trust or to betray, to separate or to stay, and to love or to hate. Time takes its toll, but where do the Turtles go from here?

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8.5

The elements of surprise worked well in this issue. Hun never gets old!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #54

By: Tom Waltz, Michael Dialynas
Released: Jan 27, 2016

Michelangelo vs. Hun! Startling revelations will have lasting effects on the Mutanimals and Mikey's path. What side will Hob take in coming conflict?

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8.0

Even tho we all know you cant trust hob we keep giving him a chance to redeem himself and so seeing Mikey sort of join up and enter the ranks Mutinanimals not only made sense but pulled me in as a reader. Good issue even with that Pigeon Pete annoyance.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #53

By: Tom Waltz, Michael Dialynas
Released: Dec 23, 2015

Michelangelo is warmly welcomed when he visits the Mutanimals. But the hospitality may be cut short when he discovers what Hob's new plan is...

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8.0

I like whatever happened to Casey, hes not so young anymore and getting to more of the badass we all know. I liked him in the early issues and felt he was slipping until he was used as a punching bag by shredder a while back. Its good to see him being used more like Raphael. The artist again is outstanding. I love the way Splinter is drawn. A bit of a lackluster cliff hanger but still a great read more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #52

By: Tom Waltz, Ken Garing
Released: Nov 25, 2015

A new faction within the Foot colludes against Splinter and the Turtles as they struggle to deal with new threats to New York City. And where's Michelangelo?

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8.5

Man I wish Garing could have drawn the next 50 issues. It mite be personal tastes but He is one of my favorite artists this series has seen. I love the Clowes like way he draws the Turtles. Mikey gets fleshed out in a way that was familiar but felt appropriate. Splinter is again taking a darker direction in this series and I love it. Overall a great issue even if it was a bit of a setup.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51

By: Tom Waltz, Ken Garing
Released: Oct 28, 2015

A new age begins for the TMNT. The epic events of TMNT #50 have created new opportunity... and dangers. Will the family stay united in the face of a devastating new foe?
Bullet points:
•    New status quo! Great jumping on point for new readers!
•    Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Month promotion...

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Alloy Press reviewed Faithless #6 Jul 20, 2020
6.5

This issue feels like it lost what it started with and has decided to take things a totally new direction. Definitely a series that ran out of gas.

Faithless #6

By: Brian Azzarello, Maria Llovet
Released: Sep 25, 2019

The variant erotic cover for FAITHLESS will be completely bagged and not publicly previewed? ?due to sexually explicit material.

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Alloy Press reviewed Faithless #5 Jul 20, 2020
7.0

Hard to say why this issue felt flat...I guess it feels a little predictable or familiar?

Faithless #5

By: Brian Azzarello, Maria Llovet
Released: Aug 21, 2019

At first, Faith had faced her trials naively, then willingly. Eagerly, even, becoming more and more corrupted over time. But something has woken her up to the truth... and to the darkness she's found herself enveloped in.

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Alloy Press reviewed Faithless #4 Jul 20, 2020
8.0

Again I like how effortless this comic is and that semen death was great even if the sex is getting a little over the top the whole idea is so it worked

Faithless #4

By: Brian Azzarello, Maria Llovet
Released: Jul 17, 2019

Faith falls deeper into Poppy and Louis's mysterious world, which has dire consequences for her closest friends.

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Alloy Press reviewed Faithless #3 Jul 20, 2020
8.5

If you like the last two your gonna like this one... I love the horror black magic sex shit. It's done well. Shocking and beautiful.

Faithless #3

By: Brian Azzarello, Maria Llovet
Released: Jun 19, 2019

All those little shadows and shapes that Faith catches at the peripheral of her vision start to take shape. There are omens. These events and details have Faith unsettled, but she moves past them with her attention drawn to something new: the Devil.

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Alloy Press reviewed Faithless #2 Jul 16, 2020
9.5

All the sudden your pulled down some closes/gaimen worm hole. I loved this issue. This artist is a new favorite of mine...this is a erotica comic for sure and a first for me and I got to say it nails it perfectly. Great read.

Faithless #2

By: Brian Azzarello, Maria Llovet
Released: May 22, 2019

Faith is drawn into a new world when she attends a party at the home of world renown artist Louis Thorn. It's a world of opulence, excess, and sensuality-and something darker that she can't put her finger on. There is something... curious about these people, a darkness or shadow just at the edge of reason... and maybe it is exactly what Faith is lo...

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Alloy Press reviewed Faithless #1 Jul 16, 2020
8.0

I liked it because of the ending. I found the dialogue to be distracting because it felt like alot of the replies didn't make sense. I think this was an attempt at being current in lingo but it felt super off a couple of times for me. Drawing and colors are wonderful. I love this art style and felt such an ease in direction and story while going through these pages. Again most of the wtf stuff was more

Faithless #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Maria Llovet
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Faith. Sex. The Devil.
Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it's cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it's part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She's right, of course. It just took a while for that ma...

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Alloy Press reviewed Savage Avengers #5 Jul 14, 2020
8.5

Strong art and a good time. What more do you need? I thought this issue was a nice ending to the arc. People may have said its rushed but sometimes its nice to have something one and done not such a dragged out story. I feel like this books weaknesses were not as apparent as its strengths. Duggan and Deodato did us good here.

Savage Avengers #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Sep 4, 2019

• The Marrow God has eaten the sentient population of entire planets, but he never had to dance with the Savage Avengers. Kulan Gath is on the verge of defeat...or is that what he wanted the entire time?
•  A Pyrrhic victory lights a fuse that will only burn more of the Marvel Universe.
•  Plus, the ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Savage Avengers #4 Jul 14, 2020
8.5

This book feels chunky and rushed but it has a certain charm long missed by Marvel. Although it was confusing I liked seeing Venom join the fray and that Venom Sword was dope. Violent good times.

Savage Avengers #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Aug 7, 2019

• The one evil wizard to rule them all, Kulan Gath has succeeded in summoning an ancient evil...and he's already hard at work on his next terrible plan.
•  Conan swings his savage symbiotic sword against the forces of darkness...
•  ...and Frank Castle has the worst day of his life. (If you don't cou...

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #33 Jul 3, 2020
10

This will be the Hulk Comic I show my kids, but I will have to wait a little bit since its incredibly violent and gory in the best ways. Truly horrific. GORGEOUS Art and one of the few comics you hang on every word in each panel. This is what comics should be.

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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YourGreenMuse reviewed Savage Avengers #10 Feb 16, 2020
9.0

I really enjoyed this issue a lot. This title is really unconventional with how it doesn't have a set team and, really, no set characters. I really like it.

Also, woo, this is my 4000th review. I've wasted my life.

Savage Avengers #10

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom and Conan the Barbarian set out to kill Kulan Gath before he grows stronger! The team-up you never knew you couldn't live without concludes. We hope you'll be okay.
Parental Advisory

Alloy Press reviewed Savage Avengers #3 Jun 29, 2020
9.0

This title is really feeling itself. It's got it's niche and it does what it does well. Really cool group..not sure who this symbiote but I love what he did here.

Savage Avengers #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Jul 3, 2019

Kulan Gath's return is no good for anyone who digs being alive. His trap for the deadliest warriors in the Marvel Universe is sprung, and if humanity is to survive, the Savage Avengers must slay a god. Elektra tries to corral Conan, Voodoo and Logan into an effective fighting force, and the Punisher desperately searches for his disinterred family. ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Savage Avengers #2 Jun 29, 2020
9.0

Again if this books job is to be a badass good time then it's a success. While it is a little light on the why the how is fantastic. Art is so good . Deodato was made for this cast.

Savage Avengers #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Jun 5, 2019

• The Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a death god from a celestial hell.
•  The only thing standing between Earth and destruction is the Savage Avengers: Conan, Wolverine, Punisher and Voodoo.
•  Plus: Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever. And Conan discovers a dark secret squ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Savage Avengers #1 Jun 29, 2020
8.0

Fun lil team comic with some amazing art. The villain and intro to some of the team was done well. Visually superb and one of the more who cares let's just have a cool comic kinda titles.

Savage Avengers #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: May 1, 2019

The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst - Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dange...

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Alloy Press reviewed Punisher War Journal #22 Jun 26, 2020
6.0

Good pacing. Some quick looking sketches..the story is just so whatever at this point it's over for me. This run started so good..but this has been a drag of an arc. I think Frank just feels so odd and there's an unexplainable emptiness in this story.

Punisher War Journal #22

By: Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin
Released: Aug 6, 2008

JIGSAW PART 5 In the aftermath of last issue, there's nothing left for the survivors to do but pick up the pieces. Frank might have outsmarted Jigsaw for the time being, but at what price? And what comes next? Jigsaw's not going to give up that easy. Frank and Bridge finally have the face-to-face showdown you've been waiting for. And Clarke refuses...

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Alloy Press reviewed Punisher War Journal #21 Jun 26, 2020
8.5

I'd like to apologize to the artist here for what I said in prior reviews because damn he is good. He has found his style and communicated it so beautifully in this issue. Big fan of this artist style and you could learn alot from every panel in this issue. Story was great too this issue finally nailed the pacing and drama of a good tale. The Frank copy cat is very confusing visually but cool non more

Punisher War Journal #21

By: Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin
Released: Jul 2, 2008

JIGSAW PART 4 The Hand and it's cadre of fantastic killers makes its move against the Punisher as every shooter in New York City has their sites trained on Frank Castle. With his only allies in hiding, Frank brings the fight underground. As the entire city watches Frank run, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Bridge's Girls, follow. The creative genius of Jigsaw is...

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Alloy Press reviewed Punisher War Journal #20 Jun 25, 2020
8.0

Art is getting better as each issue goes on as if the artist skills are increasing from the work load. I don't care for Frank too much in this arc but the Hand and Jigsaw were pretty badass.

Punisher War Journal #20

By: Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin
Released: Jun 4, 2008

JIGSAW PART 3 Jigsaw hires The Hand to kill The Punisher! This can't end well for anyone involved.

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Alloy Press reviewed Punisher War Journal #19 Jun 25, 2020
7.5

I like the idea of this story better than how it was executed. The art is does not help keep things from getting muddy. It's just about getting by for Matt Fraction. I guess I liked Jigsaw beating up his pupil Jigsaw and his family is interesting enough for me to keep reading.

Punisher War Journal #19

By: Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin
Released: May 7, 2008

JIGSAW PART 2 All the players are assembled. The stage is set. The lights are lowered...and a conspiracy 18 issues in the making begins. This is it: the ultimate revenge saga as designed and engineered by Punisher's arch-rival, Jigsaw! He's killed off the loose ends from Frank Castle's life before The Punisher; he's replacing him on the streets wit...

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Alloy Press reviewed Punisher War Journal #18 Jun 25, 2020
7.5

The art looks like leftovers..part of it was appealing but some of it was downright sloppy. The story itself was good not great. This set up a new arc but I felt like it wasn't as heavy as it could have been. We got a fun villain coming up and this issue did a decent job setting that up. Good not great .

Punisher War Journal #18

By: Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin
Released: Apr 2, 2008

JIGSAW PART 1 One word: Jigsaw. In this prelude to the next major story-arc in Punisher War Journal, we get to spend a little time with the man, the myth, and the monster that's earned the right to call himself the Punisher's arch-nemesis. What is it about Frank Castle that makes this otherwise sane, if a little sinister, gangster go absolutely and...

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Alloy Press reviewed Infinity Wars #6 Jun 17, 2020
8.5

I hate to say this but I liked this event..the Gamora ending for me was so confusing... I never saw two Gamoras I didn't get it.. The other split world was kinda goofy. Art through this event was a 10/10. I really liked that even tho you kinda knew what was gonna happen there was some little twists and turns that made for a fun issue.

Infinity Wars #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Dec 19, 2018

INFINITY'S END.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Infinity Wars #5 Jun 17, 2020
8.5

When you see what the story is it's actually pretty cool. But Duggan does a terrible job not only keeping you engaged but panning out his own story. It's unnecessarily confusing and all over the place. Despite that I like Gamora and the teams going up against her. Too bad this misses the mark so badly cause it could have been really cool. Still one of the better issues with some great action seque more

Infinity Wars #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Introducing... Loki's Cosmic Avengers!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Infinity Wars #4 Jun 17, 2020
6.0

Cool looking characters sadly that's it. It's just a little all over the place and doesn't do a good job keeping you in the loop.

Infinity Wars #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Requiem is victorious. Infinity has been warped. Reality only has one hope.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Infinity Wars #3 Jun 16, 2020
7.0

The main thing I would say about this story is it needs to decide what it is. It's to many parts and not enough whole. The ideas are there but their executed poorly. Gamora and that sword is dope visually and I like the Thanos ghost. The warps look cool even if little to no care is put into them in the main event

Infinity Wars #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Sep 12, 2018

WHO ARE THE INFINITY WARPS?
With Requiem tearing through the Marvel Universe, Loki whispering around its fringes and a new threat looming to devour everything, the very fabric of reality warps around the heroes of Earth... and the only way through winds through infinity itself!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Infinity Wars #2 Jun 16, 2020
8.0

Surprised to see the writer cover what would normally take 4 issues in two. The pacing of this series certainly helps. It's not a bad story either so far . Deodato is on point as always. I'm not sure what it is about this series I guess it's just that jaded feeling from knowing nothing is permanent that takes away from this series. Still it's on the right track to being one of Marvel's better even more

Infinity Wars #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Aug 15, 2018

As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance as we learn the answer to the question on everyone's lips since "Infinity Wars Prime": ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Infinity Wars #1 Jun 15, 2020
8.0

Not bad. Doesn't bring that heavy punch you want from an event but it's not a terrible start like so many marvel events. The cast was great and they worked well together. Some of the minor characters got a bit more interesting thanks to Duggans witty banter. Good start.

Infinity Wars #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Aug 1, 2018

As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance as we learn the answer to the question on everyone's lips since "Infinity Wars Prime": ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Punisher War Journal #13 Jun 11, 2020
7.5

This was ok...it felt more like your average comic book. What a drastic change in art style and not including any of Frank's gang made it feel like a different writer too. Not the strongest issue.

Punisher War Journal #13

By: Matt Fraction, Cory Walker
Released: Nov 14, 2007

HUNTER/HUNTED Part 1 The reintroduction of a classic, brutal, and bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter. A bank robbery goes violently wrong, leaving the Rhino on the lam, running from the long arm of the law and, of course, the Punisher. As Frank Castle looks to settle the score with an old foe, the Hunter stalks the same prey, building himself the ultim...

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