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8.0

This issue shows Billy knows a bit more about the new green Ranger than the others and that he believes whoever it is is an ally. The real question is if he knows who's under that helmet. It won't be long until Zordon learns Billy's role in the taking of the green coin and how he'll react should be interesting, as 3 of the original 5 he chose have already betrayed his trust. This is stuff you'd ne more

Mighty Morphin #3

By: Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna
Released: Jan 13, 2021

* Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues with a shocking betrayal by a member of the Mighty Morphin team...
* ...but WHY?
* With the Mighty Morphin team in disarray, Lord Zedd makes his deadliest attack yet - and no one is ready for what he's got planned!

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7.5

When I read this series I find it so hard to believe it has any connection to the cheesy campy '90s TV series. BOOM has taken the Rangers in a lot of bold new directions over the last 5 years, but this is probably the darkest and most original one yet. Seeing as the Omega Rangers are an original creation we have no idea what lies ahead for them. And what will happen in the inevitable confrontation more

Power Rangers #3

By: Ryan Parrott, Francesco Mortarino
Released: Jan 20, 2021

* Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues as Drakkon is the key to the Power Rangers' new mission.
* But to defeat the new cosmic threat, the new Power Rangers team - Jason, Trini, Zack and new members - has put their faith in their greatest enemy.
* And the only way they may be able to save the universe is by givin...

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5.0

Better than issue #1, but since #1 wasn't very impressive that isn't saying much. Mann's art is well done enough but the story really just doesn't have too much to offer. I've always enjoyed the animated "Mask of the Phantasm" movie, but never felt it should have any part with comic continuity since it was really just "Year 2" told in a different manner (Like Andrea being the Phantasm instead of h more

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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8.5

Sonic The Hedgehog #36

By: Evan Stanley
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Strap on your snowshoes, an avalanche is headed straight for White Park Chateau! Sonic and gang are going to have to act quickly if they want to save the White Park guests and stop the hooded figure from getting away with Tails! Join Evan Stanley for the action-packed conclusion of "Chao Races and Badnik Bases"!

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8.0

Things don't look like they'll be back to normal for Spidey for a while. He's going to be reeling from his recent battle for a while. I expect when his life will start getting back on track that's when Kindred will strike again. In the mean time he has a lot to keep him busy. Aunt May hasn't been seen in a bit so it's interesting to see her caught in the action again. I don't know much about Mr. N more

Amazing Spider-Man #58

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 27, 2021

• One era of Nick Spencer's run comes to a shocking end this issue...
•  But the seeds that he's planted along the way for the next start to bloom.
•  Don't miss this pivotal issue!

Rated T+

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8.0

The intrigue certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat for the next issue in this series. I don't remember being so into the Spider books in over 20 years. It will likely be a while till we see the big showdown (#900 & #100?) I know we can count on Nick Spencer to give us some exciting tales in the mean time. I sure hope Mark Bagley stays along as well. They've made a team that will likely go d more

Amazing Spider-Man #57

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• Spider-Man continues to pick up the pieces and try to put his life together.
•  But many of the gathering storms are swirling more and more violently...
•  We want to tell you more but it WOULD SPOIL SO MUCH OF LAST REMAINS!!!

Rated T+

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7.0

Transformers/Back to the Future #2

By: Cavan Scott, Juan Samu
Released: Dec 23, 2020

Great Scott! Marty McFly's woken up to a present where Hill Valley has been enslaved by the Decepticons! And not only that, but when a time machine arrives from the future to help, Marty finds out that Doc Brown isn't the only one with a flux capacitor... Gigawatt, an Autobot, has one built in! To discover the secrets of his present, Marty will hav...

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7.5

Lately Batman related Anthologies have been poor, but like the original mini-series that will celebrate its 25th anniversary this Summer, this has some good stuff and some lesser ones. It all depends whether the writer is any good or not. As usual, some are worth it, some, not so much. I figure to review this book I should review each story.
The Demon's fist: 7
Unnamed J.H. Williams stor more

Batman: Black & White #1

By: Paul Dini, Max Fiumara
Released: Dec 9, 2020

The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white!
In this debut issue:
• James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins
• J.H. Williams III returns to DC C...

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2.0

When you read the title you expect something good, like if reality had never altered after the big battle with the Anti Monitor, but no. Instead we got this poor story which grew more boring with every page and had the biggest Silver Surfer rip-off of an ending I've ever seen.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1

By: Steve Orlando, Mike Perkins
Released: Dec 16, 2020

When the Anti-Monitor’s deadly grudge match with the Multiverse was finally foiled, there was only one Earth left! But which Earth? That was crucial to what would happen next. In one timeline, Earth-1’s Superman stopped the Superman of Earth-2 from going into final battle, but in the Dark Multiverse, it’s Jor-L of Earth-2 who survives, changi...

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Psycamorean reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #56 Jan 6, 2021
10

Man, people remain mad about this. Part of me wishes I could join them in their righteous anger, but I... just don't mind what's happening here. For one, on a very emotional, how-do-I-feel level, I'm still enjoying these issues. I like the characters. Kindred's last words (for now) were just so sad and carried so much baggage. We get pay off to what happened in Last Remains, we really do. Kindred more

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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Comics Code Authorities - Jan 16, 2021

I'm not going into a political discussion because that stuff is too venomous these days. With today's comics though I figure it will be a mini-series with a title like "Impeach Fisk" or something. Odds are a lot of heroes will get involved and it'll have tie-ins. Anything that will sell a lot of issues.

Psycamorean - Jan 16, 2021

Probably. I wasn't trying to invoke a political discussion, it's just that those two things are very much related, so when one ends, the other probably isn't far behind.

Comics Code Authorities reviewed Batman #105 Jan 16, 2021
6.5

Here we go again. All Tynion seems to be doing is making a name for himself by introducing lame new characters in each of his stories. I thought he was doing well until halfway through the Joker War, but now all he seems to want to do is build a new cast. I knew all along Ghost maker was going to stay after this. If they want a sword swinging assassin to work with Batman then bring back Azrael. If more

Batman #105

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Duce
Released: Dec 16, 2020

Batman battles Ghost-Maker in the no-holds-barred, bloody conclusion of this epic tale…winner take Gotham City! And the outcome is not what you’re expecting! The future of Gotham City and the fate of Clownhunter hang in the balance!

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5.5

I wish I could give this a higher mark, but it failed to gain my interest. Maybe because DC has done a global winter story before. The upside is it's nice to finally read a Superman story not by Bendis again. It's nice to see Superman visit the farm. Kinda like the old days (but I prefer when Pa Kent had a thinner hairline and wore glasses and overalls).
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Endless Winter: Superman #1

By: Andy Lanning, Phil Hester
Released: Dec 9, 2020

“Endless Winter” chapter three! Superman finds himself at the center of an epic battle as the Frost King’s hordes of ice monsters come to life. Is this frozen onslaught too much for the Man of Steel, or can he stop it before it rampages across the chilling wasteland the world is becoming and reaches civilization? The answer to this question c...

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3.0

This book is an oddity because it has elements that promise a good story but ultimately kill the book. The writers basically demean Superman at every turn, reducing his intelligence so that he is basically reliant on Lois or Martha to tell him how he should feel or think at any given moment. We get it "Strong female characters" but they are also supporting characters that shouldn't overshadow the more

Endless Winter: Superman #1

By: Andy Lanning, Phil Hester
Released: Dec 9, 2020

“Endless Winter” chapter three! Superman finds himself at the center of an epic battle as the Frost King’s hordes of ice monsters come to life. Is this frozen onslaught too much for the Man of Steel, or can he stop it before it rampages across the chilling wasteland the world is becoming and reaches civilization? The answer to this question c...

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Comics Code Authorities - Jan 16, 2021

My sentiments exactly. What next? People heroes have known for years become sleeper agents? Or supervillains make deals for lame upgrades?

Comics Code Authorities reviewed Superman #28 Jan 16, 2021
3.0

Usually a Superman in distant space story is exciting, but this was a bore from the first page to the last. The only thing that makes the sacrifice some poor tree made so this would see print is Reis's work. Other than that this was the poorest conclusion to a story I've read in many a year. Bendis' last issue of Action was better, and that's saying something since this was always the preferable s more

Superman #28

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Dec 16, 2020

It’s the Man of Steel’s last stand in this final Superman tale by the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado! Superman comes face to face with an alien race that he desperately wants to help before it is too late. As the cosmically powered race known as the Synmar aim their deadly power at the Man of Steel’s adopted ...

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8.0

It's no surprise this alliance wouldn't work out too well. But the end guarantees some interesting stuff for the future. Now Dr. Starline's going into business for himself and plans to prove he's Dr. Eggman's better. Ian Flynn knows how to make interesting turns in the development of characters, good and bad. I'm also eager to see what Mimic has planned in his revenge against Tangle and Whisper. O more

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4

By: Ian Flynn, Jack Lawrence
Released: Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Eggman vs. the Bad Guys! Astonishingly, Dr. Starline's managed to hold together his motley crew of criminals long enough to almost achieve his goal and see his plan to fruition. Unfortunately, when Dr. Eggman gets wind of their activities, he sets his sights on them. Will the Bad Guys stay together to scramble Eggman or will they crack? Find ou...

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8.5

This new series takes the Rangers to levels the show would never think of, even today. With the Omega team on the run and having to work with an enemy they know they can't trust, plus the new threat of the Horrid, things keep looking more grim for this trio. This series shows the first 3 Rangers to leave having way more excitement after their departure than we figured 26 years ago. Drakkon proves more

Power Rangers #2

By: Ryan Parrott, Francesco Mortarino
Released: Dec 16, 2020

* Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues as the Power Rangers betray Zordon!
* A new cosmic threat is here and the all-new Power Rangers team will put it all on the line to stop it, even if it means trusting their mortal enemy Lord Drakkon.
* But as the new threat launches its first offensive against the Power Rang...

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7.5

I liked this issue pretty well. I'm not following any of the rest of the King in Black business, but this is still pretty good. It is far better than the last Symbiote Spider-man story, that's for sure. My favorite part was the Neil Degrase Tyson reference. I laughed like when I learned he was Mike's brother (If you don't get that, forget it). This issue makes an amusing point about the old Jonah' more

Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black #2

By: Peter David, Greg Land
Released: Dec 16, 2020

Spider-Man and the Black Knight must team up to topple to an otherworldly plot that threatens to turn every living thing in the known universe into creatures made of living shadow!
Rated T

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8.0

Another splendid cover. You'd think for a moment it really was the team-up of 2 of Marvel's ultimate bad guy businessmen. Norman does pretty well acting as his old self, who will without a doubt return sooner or later. But that's a story for another time.
My only disappointment is we never learned the story behind what turned harry into Kindred. Then again, Spencer is probably saving that for more

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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8.0

I see a lot of complaints that this story's conclusion ended with another "to be continued." But should we really be surprised? I don't remember more than a mere handful of comics I've read in the last 10+ years that say "The end" on the final page anymore. Like everything else in pop culture, Comics are serialized nowadays, so nothing is ever over, because when it is, something else takes immedi more

Amazing Spider-Man #55

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Dec 30, 2020

LAST REMAINS CONCLUDES!
•  "LAST REMAINS" ends and will make you look at Spider-Man differently. It'll make Peter look at himself differently.
•  If you thought the buildup TO Kindred was intense, the fallout FROM Kindred is even more devastating.
Rated T+

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8.5

I loved that cover. Very Spidey. It's one of the best I've seen in a while. As for the story, I'm still kind of lost with Harry. Did I miss something? He was still fine last I saw him. What turned him into this monstrosity he is now? Has he been like this all along? Is he still dead and never was alive? In spite of those questions, this was another fine issue and installment in the friend/enemy wo more

Amazing Spider-Man #54

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Dec 9, 2020

LAST REMAINS CONTINUES!
•  The punishment of Spider-Man at the hands of Kindred continues.
•  But Kindred isn't just punishing Spider-Man anymore...
Rated T

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8.5

Too bad the show was never this good. The main appeal of this comic is how it gives us insight into the characters, showing them as everyday young people than the goody-goody only image they had on the show. It's also so different to see Zordon upset. He was always so patient and gentle. As for the action, it was also good. It's exciting to see the Rangers battling more than silly animal monsters more

Mighty Morphin #2

By: Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna
Released: Dec 9, 2020

* Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues as shocking secrets of The New Green Ranger are revealed!
* Zordon enlists Billy's help as the Mighty Morphin team deals with a shocking betrayal by the Power Rangers team.
* As the Mighty Morphin team remains fractured, Zedd launches his latest attack - and only The New Gre...

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7.5

It's too bad this is Tomasi's last issue. He wrote way better than Tynion does or most Batman writers over the past 12 or so years. I hope he'll be back here or on Superman again one day soon.
This was a little boring an issue for his departure, but it does leave one wondering what's coming next. I guess we'll have to put up with that ass Nakano for a couple of years until the writers decide more

Detective Comics #1033

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Dec 23, 2020

On the eve of some of the biggest changes ever in Gotham City, Batman finds himself at a crossroads with the people of the city he has sworn to protect. A landslide victory for anti-vigilante mayoral candidate Christopher Nakano is bringing with it new legislation to outlaw the Bat-Family’s very way of life-and with his rogues gallery still knock...

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7.0

Hush is the most overused villain I've ever seen in Batman, even more than Bane. So I'm never thrilled for a story with him. His plot was pointless and it would be better off if he never showed up last issue and bored us with his lame plan in this one. As for Damian, I don't care what becomes of him as he's the worst Robin ever and I've always hated him. He deserves the guilt for what happened to more

Detective Comics #1032

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Dec 9, 2020

Father vs. son round two! Batman and Damian Wayne are once again butting heads after Bruce uncovers the missing Black Casebook pages in the clutches of his estranged son. But when the notorious Hush captures the entire Bat-Family, the Dark Knight and the former Boy Wonder must put aside their differences to help Nightwing, Batgirl, Signal, Orphan, ...

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6.0

Like Punchline, Clownhunter is becoming a monotonously overused character with a crappy back story. It seems like all Tynion is trying to do is outdo himself with new characters. The art was poor, especially in the flashback sequences. That had to be one of the worst portrayals of the Joker I've ever seen. I'm starting to lose confidence in this writer.
I never liked Clownhunter, and I'm rapi more

Batman Annual #5

By: James Tynion IV, James Stokoe
Released: Dec 30, 2020

The riveting new vigilante known as Clownhunter was a breakout star of “The Joker War”- but what’s the tragic origin of this teenage assassin? How did his parents die at the hands of The Joker, and is there a place for him in the evolving Gotham City? Can there be redemption for the infamous Clownhunter?
This epic tale reteams writer ...

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6.0

Like everyone else, I'm glad Bendis and Romita Jr. are finally OUT. Now if they'll both do us all a huge favor and go back to Marvel where they belong forever and ever...
The issue was a poor conclusion. Jimmy related to Luthor is one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard of, and the crap with Conner was as boring as could get. Jon just gets less interesting every time he comes back. No one li more

Action Comics #1028

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson wrap up their run on Action Comics with “House of Kent: Epilogue”! With the final fate of Metropolis’s underworld revealed at last, it’s time for each member of the House of Kent to face their unknown futures head on, including Lois, Conner, Jon, Kara, J...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Nightwing #77 Jan 11, 2021
7.5

A decent issue for a stand alone story and a nice Christmas story too. The only problem is Dick needs to stop feeling sorry for himself and realize he's better off. Considering the reaction this whole "Ric" crap got, how can he not be? I don't read Nightwing regularly, but this was a good "check in" issue.

Nightwing #77

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Dec 16, 2020

Christmas has come to Gotham City, and all across the city people have taken time out of their busy schedules to spend time with loved ones. But Dick Grayson has found himself in the midst of a dilemma: How can he take time off when crime never sleeps? And how can he spend time with loved ones when he has pushed them all away? An answer, in the for...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Spider-Man #5 Jan 11, 2021
3.0

This was a poor Mini-series that started out poor and only grew moreso with every passing issue. I didn't even care when issues ran late. The Spider-Girl series from the late '90s was way better. If this was to be Spider-Man's final fate it was certainly a waste.
I don't know how the sales were for this, but I can see the reviews aren't that good. A sequel would only be a further waste I'd ha more

Spider-Man #5

By: J. J. Abrams, Sara Pichelli
Released: Dec 9, 2020

• Ben Parker and his dad are cornered and surely beaten.
•  Their allies that they thought could help them weren't enough.
•  The son of Mary Jane and Spider-Man has an unwinnable fight on his hands... have his absentee dad and dead mother taught him enough to know what Spider-Man does in these situations?
Rated T

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8.0

One of the things I've missed from the Dark Horse days were the stories that explored Star Wars beyond the movies. Since Marvel acquired the license they've limited themselves to those eras. This one seems to happen several centuries before. Star Wars has a rich history, and though Disney seems to have wiped most of it all away, it is nice to finally see something original again. I preferred Dark more

Star Wars: The High Republic #1

By: Cavan Scott, Ario Anindito
Released: Jan 6, 2021

BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!
A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS face...

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9.5

This was a fine example of how some of the greatest Mickey Mouse adventures ever were in comics. This is a mystery that's worthy of the classics. As usual, Pete is the culprit, but this is one of the best plots I've seen him come up with in a long time. This is probably my favorite Mickey adventure from IDW.

Mickey Mouse #5

By: Don Christensen, Bill Wright
Released: Oct 14, 2015

"The Ghost of Man-Eater Mountain!" Mickey's and Goofy's skiing holiday turns spooky-and near-deadly!-when a spectral kidnapper strikes!
Bullet points:
*  Boo! Right on target for Halloween, it's an extra-long spook story by Golden Age Mouse artist Bill Wright!
*  Continues this classic series' legacy numbering at #...

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7.0

I remember this issue. What was so special about it? Hurrah. After 2 excruciating years the clone saga was finally coming to an end. The last of what would be regarded by many as the worst idea in the history of comics was finally coming to it's close starting with this issue. What more could one have asked for? I obviously was no fan of the clone saga, as it would be several years until I decided more

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #240

By: Todd DeZago, Luke Ross

The secret identities of Gaunt AND his mysterious employer are revealed! Could this crack open the case of who's behind the Clone Saga?!

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