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TheKing rated Action Comics #1044 Jun 29, 2022
7.5

Action Comics #1044

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Riccardo Federici
Released: Jun 29, 2022

The Warworld Revolution is here! With the Genesis Stone feeding Kal-El a portion of his long-dormant powers, the quest to overthrow Mongul's tyrannical rule is well under way...but can Superman convince the war-torn combat-ants of this hellish nightmare planet that kindness can best cruelty? All this, plus Midnighter stabs some fools who had it com...

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9.0

All the stories were great, but I couldn't be less excited for Hardware vs. Icon.

Milestones in History #1

By: Various
Released: Jun 22, 2022

Written by Reginald Hudlin, Alice Randall, Toure, Michael Harriot, and more Art by Various Celebrate Black History Month the Milestone way, as the superpowered citizens of Dakota (including Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, and more) narrate the true stories of Black trailblazers from across human history! Witness the military campaigns of Hannibal a...

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TheKing rated Black Adam #1 Jun 22, 2022
8.0

Black Adam #1

By: Christopher Priest, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Jun 22, 2022

There is no forgiveness for Black Adam.
This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam's legacy and...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Black Adam #1 Jun 21, 2022
8.5

PRIEST IS BACK!

The goat himself is once again setting the record straight for DC's villains; enough with the anti-hero bullshit, they are the bad guys! Sandoval's art is awesome, but I'm sure you already knew that before picking this up.

I think that the most divisive part of this issue is the new OC Malik Adam, who of course comes off as a snarky loudmouth (but remember lad more

Black Adam #1

By: Christopher Priest, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Jun 22, 2022

There is no forgiveness for Black Adam.
This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam's legacy and...

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TheKing reviewed Radiant Black #15 Jun 17, 2022
6.5

Pace getting too slow.

Radiant Black #15

By: Kyle Higgins, Eduardo Ferigato
Released: Jun 15, 2022

The onslaught of new villains continues as Radiant Black faces off against...Blaze? From C.O.W.L.?
Meanwhile, an unauthorized Radiant Black fan film is being shot in Lockport. When Marshall heads over to offer some friendly advice, he just might face his greatest enemy of all: creative license.

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TheKing rated X-Men: Red #3 Jun 15, 2022
9.0

X-Men: Red #3

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jun 15, 2022

POWER GRAB!
TARN THE UNCARING waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He's the most hated being on Mars...and he sits on their ruling council. ABIGAIL BRAND has a plan to remedy that - and reap the rewards. So does ROBERTO DA COSTA. But only one of them can win...and Tarn's going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!
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TheKing rated Naomi: Season Two #4 Jun 15, 2022
7.0

Naomi: Season Two #4

By: David Walker, Jamal Campbell
Released: Jun 15, 2022

TV's newest sensation, Naomi, finds herself at the center of the biggest drama of her entire life! The mystery of Dee is revealed, and with it comes terrible news that will change  Naomi's life forever. Meanwhile, the town itself has turned on Naomi. They've had enough of the superhero chaos she has brought to this usually quiet part of the world...

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8.5

Jurassic League is a dopey fun book that makes no apologies about what it is. It unashamedly embraces its inherent silliness and leverages its simplistic plot to showcase its creative visual designs. It's loud and dumb, but in a stark contrast to some of DC's other output, Jurassic League is perfectly aware of how dumb it is, and seeks to simply entertain instead of cheaply imitating Alan Moore or more

Jurassic League #1

By: Daniel Warren Johnson, Juan Gedeon
Released: May 11, 2022

You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Tyrannosaurus rex dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers' hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save ...

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TheKing rated Poison Ivy #1 Jun 12, 2022
8.0

Poison Ivy #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Pamela Isley has been a lot of things in her life. A living god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and dead. In a new body that she didn't ask for and with a renewed sense of purpose, Ivy leaves Gotham and sets out to complete her greatest work-a gift to the world that will heal the damage dealt to it...by ending humanity.
Spinning ou...

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TheKing added Swamp Thing (2021) to their pull list Jun 9, 2022

Swamp Thing (2021)

Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the...

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TheKing added X-Men: Red (2022) to their pull list Jun 9, 2022

X-Men: Red (2022)

WHO CAN SAVE THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Arakko spent millennia scarred by war - but on what was once called Mars, they're learning to live in peace. STORM knows the red planet needs something greater than a queen. But ABIGAIL BRAND has other plans, along with an unstable VULCAN on her side and CABLE keeping his own secrets. Welcome to X-MEN...

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TheKing added Immortal X-Men (2022) to their pull list Jun 9, 2022

Immortal X-Men (2022)

IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) retur...

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TheKing rated Flashpoint: Beyond #2 Jun 8, 2022
7.0

Flashpoint: Beyond #2

By: Geoff Johns, Xermanico
Released: Jun 8, 2022

The DC event of 2022 continues!  As Thomas Wayne investigates the continuing mystery of the Clockwork Killer, another mystery erupts when a strange inmate within Arkham claims that Bruce Wayne is the only Batman that should exist. And Thomas's world is again turned upside down when a new, twisted version of an iconic Batman villain is bor...

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TheKing rated Dark Crisis #1 Jun 8, 2022
6.0

Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

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SnakeWilson reviewed Dark Crisis #1 Jun 7, 2022
7.5

I really love how this issue opens, feels very respectful and proud about DC's history. The art is amazing too. Jon trying to assemble a new League was the best part for me. I can see this character becoming a good Superman easily. However... This reminds me how Jon already having this level of responsibilities feels wrong and forced. Kara should be the one taking Clark's place. I feel somew more

Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

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Absolute Z to the 4 - Jun 8, 2022

In the final couple of issues of Teen Titans Academy, Gar and Victor got merged into one being (sharing their minds in a merged odd-looking body), and Raven created an illusion that they had separate bodies that looked like their regular selves. That should mean if you actually see Gar, you must be seeing an illusion, and therefore the bullet must have missed. At least that's where I think this could be going! Maybe getting to that plot point is the only reason TTA's run was extended a bit.

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arroniero45 reviewed Dark Crisis #1 Jun 7, 2022
5.5

It's not bad. i just find the character interactions and responses a little bit jarring. like Kara's response to John's request to join him. also the league might be dead but dc has more powerful characters then the ones that died in the issue 75. Like Raven should be lot more powerful than Zattana considering she doesn't have upside down man inside her anymore and with dr.fate with her they shoul more

Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

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myconius reviewed Dark Crisis #1 Jun 7, 2022
4.0

Williamson is such a mediocre writer. This was a real nothing burger.

Absolutely no interest in reading the next issue.

Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

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4.5

That was a bad, boring, uninspired comic book just like every comic leading up to this event. I don’t have any problem with Josh Williamson but he should not be writing comics as major as this event is meant to be and he certainly shouldn’t be some sort of architect of the DC universe. It’s not his fault, it’s just beyond him. I really don’t understand what DC is thinking. This is textbo more

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Dan Jurgens
Released: Jun 1, 2022

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which hero...

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4.5

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Dan Jurgens
Released: Jun 1, 2022

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which hero...

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TheKing rated Shadow War: Omega #1 Jun 2, 2022
3.0

Shadow War: Omega #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jun 1, 2022

THE SHADOW WAR’S EPIC CONCLUSION! The shocking finale of the Shadow War! Lives have been lost. Heroes and villains have fallen in battle. And now the real mastermind behind the Shadow War has been revealed. But they are far from done! Batman and Robin are all that’s left to put a stop to their real plans. Can the father-and-son duo work togethe...

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 May 25, 2022
7.0

What an odd choice for cover and synopsis. Yes, they have been misleading before, but I can't remember a last time when a character appeared on the cover of ASM and didn't appear at all in the comic itself, or had nothing to do with the story.

I'm just confused. That's just... wrong. Like what the hell Marvel? Especially, what the hell Lowe???

But, back to the issue. It's fin more

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 25, 2022

• The best couple in comics is done?
•  You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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Afre - May 25, 2022 (edited)

That I do agree with. Giving this comic a 1-3 because of misleading cover doesn't make sense, since otherwise this run hasn't been that bad actually. Nice change of pace compared to Spencer's run.

Daredevil - May 25, 2022

I haven't read the run yet. I'm gonna follow this in trades (although I will be picking up ASM 900). But yeah giving this comic a bad review because of a misleading cover and solicit is dumb. It's also dumb to judge this run's quality two issues in whereas things are just getting started.

TheKing rated Swamp Thing #13 May 25, 2022
9.0

Swamp Thing #13

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: May 25, 2022

With the newly resurrected Swamp Thing and an old foe once again made flesh, the conflict that started it all begins anew. But now the fates of worlds are jeopardized as a new parliament stakes its claim upon the industry of humankind. Swamp Thing will join forces with the voice of cities as the consequences of humanity's creations threaten to cons...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #13 May 24, 2022
8.0

A very dynamic issue, a lot happens and we are finally able to see how this half-season of Swamp Thing is going to ramp up as well as the direction it's going in.

I'm always a fan of the writers utilizing the vast scope of the DC universe like in the pre-flashpoint days, and Ram V does this very well with the various characters he's pulled in to represent the war of ideas that is to com more

Swamp Thing #13

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: May 25, 2022

With the newly resurrected Swamp Thing and an old foe once again made flesh, the conflict that started it all begins anew. But now the fates of worlds are jeopardized as a new parliament stakes its claim upon the industry of humankind. Swamp Thing will join forces with the voice of cities as the consequences of humanity's creations threaten to cons...

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NostalgiaKills reviewed X-Men: Red #2 May 18, 2022
10

From the core cast to the politics, I feel like book was made for me. The plotting, characterization, and dialogue are so strong, and the art is dynamic and stunning. What a creative team.

X-Men: Red #2

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 18, 2022

WHO CAN TAME THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war - and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-...

TheKing rated X-Men: Red #2 May 19, 2022
9.5

X-Men: Red #2

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 18, 2022

WHO CAN TAME THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war - and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-...

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TheKing reviewed Eternals #12 May 19, 2022
7.0

Rushed ending for series which was mostly stellar.

Eternals #12

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: May 18, 2022

• Thanos makes his final moves to destroy our world.
•  Can the Eternals settle their differences with the Avengers in time to do anything about it?
RATED T+

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TheKing rated Earth-Prime: Stargirl #4 May 19, 2022
8.0

Earth-Prime: Stargirl #4

By: James Robinson, Jerry Ordway
Released: May 18, 2022

The Dugan-Whitmore family vacation is in full swing, but something sinister lurks in the woods, stalking Pat Dugan. Can Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E. face down the threat from Pat's past and preserve their summer trip, or will it come to a tragic end?

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Amazing Psycamorean reviewed Dark Crisis #0 May 7, 2022
6.0

This issue is fine. The main attraction is the Wally West story. I don't know what it is about Flash, but whenever Williamson writes him, it's pretty boring. Same here. It's a cute little story, I guess, that kind of set up the aftermath of JL #75. After that, we get a preview of Dark Crisis #1, which actually did seem a bit interesting in comparison. Then finally, they reprinted the pages from JL more

Dark Crisis #0

By: Joshua Williamson, Jim Cheung
Released: May 4, 2022

Witness the rise and fall of the Justice League! The event years in the making is here with Dark Crisis! The Justice League is comics' greatest super-team-made up of DC Comics' legendary heroes, they have saved the world countless times. No crisis was too much for them to handle...until now! The Justice League has been defeated by the Great Darknes...

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TheKing rated Swamp Thing #12 Apr 27, 2022
9.5

Swamp Thing #12

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Tefe Holland and Jennifer Reece dive into the Green to recover Levi, but soon find that the Swamp Thing may not want to return. Meanwhile, Dr. Woodrue's strange procedure with the remains of the Pale Wanderer has resulted in unintended consequences, and the world itself may never be the same because of it.

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TheKing reviewed Justice League #75 Apr 26, 2022
6.5

Williamson has a good grasp of DC characters but his stories are some of the most boring shit imaginable.

Justice League #75

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Oversize special issue! Superstar writer Joshua Williamson pens the beginning of the next big DCU event! It all starts here! A new Dark Army made up of the DCU's greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse! The DCU's best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back! But in the end, they are ...

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