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Alloy Press reviewed Thor #9 Sep 28, 2021
9.0

Incredible start to a new arc. Did not expect to get so pulled in with just one issue but damn this is gonna be a fun arc!

Thor #9

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Nov 4, 2020

THE RETURN OF DONALD BLAKE!
The "Prey" arc starts here! Once upon a time, a mortal man bore within him the spirit of a god. With a crack of his cane upon the ground, the Mighty Thor would appear! But it's been years since the King of Asgard required his human ward. Where has the good doctor been all this time - and what does his reappearance me...

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Alloy Press reviewed Thor #8 Sep 28, 2021
8.0

Love me a two issue arc. This one worked well.

Thor #8

By: Donny Cates, Aaron Kuder
Released: Oct 7, 2020

YOU  GET A MJOLNIR, AND YOU  GET A MJOLNIR, AND...
Everyone gets a hammer! That's right - come on down to Broxton, Oklahoma, and pick up Mjolnir for yourself! The famed hammer of the Thunder God is free for the taking...no worthiness required???
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Thor #7 Sep 28, 2021
7.5

Fun punchy little issue. Nothing crazy good nothing bad. I do like where we are headed with Thor. Cates is always good.

Thor #7

By: Donny Cates, Aaron Kuder
Released: Sep 16, 2020

SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MJOLNIR... And this is a poor time for the All-Father of Asgard to lose his primary weapon. The Golden City is in chaos after Galactus' ill-timed visit, and there are new threats on the horizon. Thor needs his hammer now more than ever...and yet the Uru grows heavier with every passing day. What will it take for the God of T...

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #8 Sep 27, 2021
9.5

How can a comic with art this bad be so good!? The writing was incredible here and the incorporation of legal marijuana I just loved everything this issue had to say and how they said it

Daredevil #8

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Jul 17, 2019

With Daredevil still missing, his shadow looms large over Hell's Kitchen...and ordinary citizens are starting to feel his absence. Detective Cole North may think he's stopped Daredevil, but there are bigger problems coming his way!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #12 Sep 27, 2021
7.0

Good but nothing great. This story is starting to feel very basic and while I enjoyed the art I found the writing to be kind of corny. Something seems off about Tony and while I'm hoping its part of the story I can't help but wonder if its bad writing especially when you have those corny music lyrics in the story, it was just so heavy handed and corny.

Iron Man #12

By: Christopher Cantwell, Angel Unzueta
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Iron Man is a long way from Earth. He now stands on the decks of Galactus' worldship, Taa II, in deep space, and though he doesn't have to face the World-Eater himself this time around, he certainly has to deal with the ship's most brutal and lethal defenses. If he manages to survive those, it's only a matter of moments before Tony Stark will have ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #49 Sep 20, 2021
7.5

I hope the finale isn’t told in this manner. Personally hated it and found it to be disengaging. This is completely personal taste but I couldn’t get into this one at all!

Immortal Hulk #49

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Aug 4, 2021

• This is the gate into the city of suffering. To the hurt that never ends. This gate is for the lost.
•  The gate is a thing of divine power - a thing of forever. But even for the strongest one there is, it bears the warning:
•  ABANDON HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #48 Sep 20, 2021
8.0

For me this was one of the weaker issues just because it didn’t pack the same punch most issues do but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the issue.

Immortal Hulk #48

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 7, 2021

COUNTDOWN TO THE END...
•  Questioning himself after his recent confrontations, the Hulk turns to the one person who always understood him - only too well.
•  It's time for truths to be told. But will it be Betty Banner who tells them...
•  ...or will the Hulk face the gaze of the RED HARPY?<...

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #7 Aug 15, 2021
8.5

Damn..You know you are a good writer when art like this is no distraction. Some great moments here and overall this whole comic has a very cinematic feel. Top grade stuff

Daredevil #7

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Jun 19, 2019

• In the aftermath of Chip Zdarsky's explosive first arc of DAREDEVIL, the ground of Hell's Kitchen has shifted and Matthew Murdock has emerged a changed man...but for better or worse?
•  Don't miss the second installment of this new arc: "No Devils, Only God"!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #6 Aug 14, 2021
8.0

The art isn't bad but what the hell kind of choice was that for this story? Totally took me away for a second but luckily the story remains golden. Kind of felt Matt picked himself up pretty quick but I guess he's used to this kind of life.

Daredevil #6

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: May 29, 2019

Daredevil has disappeared from Hell's Kitchen - and in his absence the real devils are just starting to come out to play...
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #5 Aug 14, 2021
9.0

What a wrap up to one of the better Comics out there. Marvel has had some real homeruns with Immortal Hulk,Venom,Thor and now this beauty.

Daredevil #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: May 15, 2019

• Accused of murder, Daredevil has been on the run trying to prove his innocence. But even he can't outrun judgment forever.
•  Don't miss the explosive finale of Chip Zdarsky's first arc of DAREDEVIL!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #4 Aug 11, 2021
8.0

Really well written characters. The way Punisher was drawn especially when fully covered in shadow was really cool. I loved what he had to say and found myself rooting for him. Loved this ending about as much as the last this is a great comic book though a bit dialogue heavy at times for my personal tastes. I think it would be nice to have maybe the cop characters moments be a bit more silent...al more

Daredevil #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Apr 17, 2019

KNOW FEAR - PART 4
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #3 Aug 11, 2021
9.5

We are only three issues in and so much has happened the pacing from Chip is incredible the dude really does break down his stories well. I agree with others this issue played out like a film and I loved that. Im also a huge Punisher fan so this issue had it all for me.

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #2 Aug 11, 2021
8.5

Great issue. Ending was fantastic but honestly so was the whole read. Very engaged at this point.

Daredevil #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 27, 2019

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Daredevil #1 Aug 11, 2021
8.0

This issue has drive and while slow at times overall this comic has more good in it than it does bad. I felt myself engrossed by the characters and excited for more which is always a good thing but also found Matt to be the least interesting part of this particular issue and I would have to say thats mostly because of the script he's got. Damn if the art didn't make up for all of that.

Daredevil #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 6, 2019

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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8.0

God is it good to see Maleevs art again. Its been a minute since he has illustrated a title I read and I had forgotten how wonderfully he draws his characters with such darkness, giving whatever title he works on an instant vibe of despair. This book had a lot of cool moments and was easy to dive into whether you know a lot about DC or not. Azzarello however had some bizarre moments in his dialogu more

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Alex Maleev
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Eisner Award-winning art legend Alex Maleev (Batman: No Man’s Land) collaborate for the first time in this three-issue, Suicide Squad series pitting Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Firefly, and more of DC’s most villainous criminals against The Joker. When Task Force X’s...

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9.0

One of the best TMNT stories ever written in my opinion. This particular issue was a bit less engaging for me, I didnt care for how Casey and Leo met there demise. It just lacked that Oh my god feel the other issues had. Still this is a minor minor complaint for a perfect comic series.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #3

By: Kevin Eastman
Released: May 26, 2021

Unexpected allies from the past reveal a possible path to salvation! As the Foot Clan sweeps NYC for the rogue Ronin, a final desperate plan in the name of vengeance is made! Spanning decades, this issue's action and intrigue will set up the astounding final issues!

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10

Just when you think it cant get any better....

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade
Released: Jul 21, 2021

The mortal incarnation of Death, Laila Starr, must confront the cruel nature of her role in the universe when she once again encounters the future creator of immortality who is drawing ever closer to his destiny.

Laila finds it increasingly difficult to divert the man from his path, who this time recognizes her and what she is, as he is no...

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10

This is story telling at its absolute finest.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade
Released: Jun 16, 2021

*  More years have passed when Laila Starr, the now-mortal reincarnation of the avatar of Death, once again crosses paths with the future creator of immortality.
*  This time at a party where the young man will have a life-altering experience that will shape him for years to come. Will Laila change his path in this one night, or the other w...

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10

Damn this had some heavy moments. Hits like a wonderful short story. You close the book with a moment of pause and reflection you rarely get from comics.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #2

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade
Released: May 19, 2021

* The avatar of Death now exists in the mortal world as twenty-something Laila Starr after humanity begins the path to discovering immortality.
* Years pass, and Laila unexpectedly meets the boy who will change everything at one of the formative moments in his life.
* Laila must decide what she truly wants from him - and how far these reve...

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8.5

Art could not have been more perfect! That POV scene where she was rushing through the hospital was a prime example of why this style worked. The concept wasnt anything extremely original but its representation and genre bending characters worked really well and gave this comic its own identity.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade
Released: Apr 21, 2021

* A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine  and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism.

* With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and re...

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Alloy Press reviewed Thor #6 Aug 6, 2021
10

Really a great wrap up to an excellent little story. I wasnt sure how far this Black Winter was going to be taken but found it to be a great intro to something bigger that didn't over stay its welcome. Thor Nuking Galactus like that was one of the most badass things I have seen in comics in some time. These covers need the Alex Ross treatment but other than that this to me was a perfect Thor Issue more

Thor #6

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Aug 19, 2020

THE DEATH OF KING THOR!
The Black Winter has the power to reveal the means of any person's demise - and if the vision is true, Asgard is going to need a new Odinson to take the throne! But Thor is no mere herald or king - and even the death of all existence should fear his coming wrath.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Thor #5 Aug 6, 2021
8.5

Just when I thought this baby was gonna overstay its welcome....Cates has done a great job taking what could have been a drawn out story and making it consolidated while still fulfilling the reader.

Thor #5

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jun 24, 2020

THE BLACK WINTER IS HERE.
A god. A king. A herald. Every title Thor has worn has come with its own powers, its own terrible responsibilities.
But none of them will be enough to stop the Black Winter. To save the Ten Realms - the entirety of the Multiverse - the Odinson must become...something else...
Parental Advisory

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #10 Aug 4, 2021
9.0

Great issue. As a comic book this was very fulfilling. I loved the pacing and I felt like I got so much out of this issue. Characters developed wonderfully. Reality was questioned....I really love this Iron Man and where we are going with this story.

Iron Man #10

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Tony has been suddenly and bizarrely marooned on an unknown remote planet, and his abandonment doesn't seem to be Korvac's doing at all. While his friends continue to pursue Korvac and his allies across the galaxy in a race to Galactus' worldship, Taa II, Tony must now figure out where he is and if the locals are friendly or dangerous, especially s...

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8.5

Haters on here are out of their minds....what Supergirl comic in the last five years has been NEAR this level of fun? Please let me know....This was a great issue with a more adult F--- you Kara and it worked. Maybe people were upset about the Dog...understandable.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

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Alloy Press commented on this:
2.0

I was going to give it a 1 but I liked the art so I gave it a 2. Jesus, when will they stop letting Tom King ruin everything.

Tom King lovers can hold their breath. I don't need you to try and tell me that I've never read a Tom King book. I've read every issue of every comic he's ever written, what can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment. I liked his early stuff but damn, he's gone dow more

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

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Alloy Press - Jun 19, 2021

It worked for me..I like Kara here. I think the problem was she was Tom Kings version and it didnt allow you to put yourself into it enough when reading but still it wasnt that bad

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ZorEl reviewed Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 Jun 15, 2021
1.0

Art is a 9-10, but this isn't a Supergirl comic so I can't give anything else than a 1.

I buy a comic with Supergirl on it, I expect Supergirl in it. It's like if I buy a pizza and get a fish dish. It might be well made fish dish, but I ordered pizza.

This is not Kara, it's Rooster Cogburn wearing a Supergirl-Edgar-Suit.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

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ZorEl - Jun 19, 2021

That double standard does not only go for DC though. If Kal had been drinking and fighting and puking you can bet this would have been reflected in the reviewer scores for breaking character. When it comes to Kara though barely a handful of the "professional" reviewers weigh it in their score. Kudos to those who do. There should have been more of them.

Æther - Jun 20, 2021

She didnt start a fight, she protected a girl who was attacked and robbed. Alcohol is not only bad people, its common for all types of people to celebrate with it. To have kara wait till she is 21 goes to show what a girlscout she actually is, and you can obviously tell... this is her first time. Im just fine with this being a depiction of 21 year old kara myself.

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Merlyn reviewed Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 Jun 15, 2021
1.0

Wow! This was atrocious even by Tom King standards. It sounded like something Bendis would write, but I'm sure Tom thought he sounded highly intelligent, just as his fans love to think about themselves. Poor Supergirl, after the cringey tv show and the bad comics from the last years, now she has to go through this torture too. I wouldn't be surprised if she becomes a villain after this, it's King' more

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

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Skyrotic - Jun 25, 2021

Merlyn, your a fat idiot that needs to go outside more instead of being obssessed with a writer who doesn't know you exist. Maybe even talk to a breathing female for once instead of the corpses we all know you like to play with ;)

Merlyn - Jun 25, 2021

Direct block. And I'm not even going to unblock you because it's not the first time you come out of nowhere with nothing but insults. Like in football, you get two yellow cards, it's a red.

Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #47 Jun 19, 2021
10

Pure Gold. The low user reviews coming from children who are made their character didnt win. I found this to be totally balanced and a iteration of Thor I find much more compelling. This was one of the best comic fights I have read in a long time and I cant help but feel so much of that is the wonderful pacing and story telling of Al Ewing!

Immortal Hulk #47

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 2, 2021

• Last time, it was just business - and they destroyed a town and left the Immortal Hulk in pieces.
•  Now they're in the middle of New York City, fighting a very different kind of Hulk...
•  ...and the AVENGERS are taking it personally.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #46 Jun 19, 2021
9.0

When even a setup issue is good.....

Immortal Hulk #46

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: May 5, 2021

• We thought they were dead. We thought they'd been banished, controlled, made harmless. We were wrong.
•  The gamma monsters are coming back - converging, one by one, on New York City. And who can stop them now?
•  Who can save us...from the IMMORTAL HULK?
Rated T+

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jarheadtree reviewed King In Black #5 Apr 7, 2021
6.0

I don’t know what it is: but this and absolute carnage fell flat for me. They both started off amazing and then disappointed in the end. They basically gave it the end of the green lantern movie. And i enjoyed Eddie when he was just a street level hero, not a cosmic entity. It’s gotten a little out of hand for me.

King In Black #5

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Apr 7, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A NONBELIEVER?
Rated T+

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Alloy Press - Jun 19, 2021

I would say it felt rushed and a bit unearned. This was a very powerful being and it was the typical heros get taken over only to be saved and help defeat the big bad. I still loved the event and story i just didnt get that WOW factor. It was just cool as hell but not something new really

MoonKnight313 - Aug 26, 2021

That's Cates for ya. I like the dude but he always starts off super strong and can't wrap up/finish a series if his life depended on it. Stegman is always amazing at least.

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