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8.5

Another good issue in this series. The artwork and storyline are great, leaves you wanting to read the next issue. We are starting to find out more about America's childhood and the choices she had to make being a super-hero.

America Chavez: Made in the USA #2

By: Kalinda Vazquez, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Apr 7, 2021

LIFE. LIBERTY. AND THE PURSUIT OF A MASKED INDIVIDUAL...
The irony of America Chavez's life suddenly shattering into a million pieces is not lost on her... But facing a mysterious threat who seems to know a whole lot about her - maybe even more than America herself? Well, now she's on the brink of breaking apart.

Rated T+

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fenixalasnegras reviewed Nightwing #79 Apr 20, 2021
4.5

A boring number to die for, again Dick's successes on his 20 suits, what he did etc, we went on to meditation on what a hero is and then to spend the money that Alfred inherited only to him to buy pizza.
Just a little bit of action at the end to make them say it wasn't filler. If you are not a die-hard fan Nightwing fan, don't spend your money, unless you want it to build a bonfire. It's no w more

Nightwing #79

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help...

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fenixalasnegras - Apr 20, 2021

Silence Il n'est pas le seul, DC arrachent les cheveux avec les nouvelles directions qu'ils prennent.

fenixalasnegras - Apr 20, 2021

I do not know if DC is going to do it with this, I know that their sales are going down a lot and their strategies are not working. I think they had high hopes for Urban Legends and Chip, but the price coupled with bad stories is not allowing UL to achieve what The Three Jokers did.

JHugh reviewed Nocterra #1 Apr 21, 2021
10

I thought this book was great. Story was super captivating, great dialogue and flow. Artwork was done well. I'm a fan, second issue here I come.

Nocterra #1

By: Scott Snyder, Tony Daniel
Released: Mar 3, 2021

"FULL THROTTLE DARK," Part One-Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina "Val" Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eight...

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JHugh reviewed Geiger #1 Apr 15, 2021
8.0

The story pulled me in and I'm eager to read the rest of it. Artwork and colors are done well.
The end is good too because it leaves you wanting more.

Geiger #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Industry heavyweights GEOFF JOHNS (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and GARY FRANK (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC's DOOMSDAY CLOCK reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming GEIGER. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Com...

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JHugh reviewed Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #1 Apr 15, 2021
7.0

Not bad. The art and coloring was done well. It didn't blow me away but I'll most likely pick up issue #2.

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry
Released: Apr 14, 2021

WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life - but what if he'd never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote! Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can't seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgo...

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JHugh reviewed Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1 Apr 15, 2021
3.0

This was pretty bad and generic writing. Artwork was the only thing I enjoyed about it. Definitely wouldn't pick up the second issue.

Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1

By: Danny Fingeroth, Mike Manley
Released: Apr 14, 2021

• Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the '90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories!
•  First, an untold story from Darkhawk's early days by creators Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley!
•  Then explore the winged hero's cosmic years by Dan Abnett and Andrea Di Vito.
•  Finally, find out what the future holds for Darkhawk ...

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JHugh reviewed Future State: Aquaman #2 Apr 8, 2021
2.5

This was awful. Two bad issues for Aquaman, won't be a 3rd for me. Artwork is fantastic, but the storyline is pitiful.

Future State: Aquaman #2

By: Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Andy Curry, daughter of Arthur and Mera, has had a pretty terrible month. Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aquaman, won’t stop calling her Aqualass when she’s told him a thousand times it’s Aquawoman. She’s manifested a new power that scares the absolute hell out of her. Oh, and she and Jackson just got ripped apart in the midst of a cosmic space ocean...

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5.0

The idea was a good one but the flow is just so off on this book I couldn't enjoy it.
It felt like someone in a hurry, trying to get through it all. Artwork was really good.
Overall just seems rushed, won't be picking up the next issue.

Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #1

By: Evan Dorkin, Benjamin Dewey
Released: Apr 7, 2021

The eight-time Eisner Award- winning comic book series blending fantasy and humor returns in a historical adventure blending Japanese and Western occult!
An elder member of the occult-battling pack of Wise Dogs recalls a harrowing mission-in U.S-occupied Japan after World War II, a mysterious curse creates an army of crawling, disembodied heads...

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JHugh added Silk (2021) to their pull list Apr 7, 2021

Silk (2021)

By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player i...

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JHugh reviewed Silk #1 Apr 7, 2021
8.0

The storyline drew me in. The humor wasn't too forced and the flow of the story is good. Not hard to follow at all.
I thought the art on some of the pages was a little weak, my only complaint really.

Silk #1

By: Maurene Goo, Takeshi Miyazawa
Released: Mar 31, 2021

By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player i...

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JHugh reviewed The Last Witch #2 Apr 5, 2021
9.5

I thought this issue was great. It was a bit fast paced but given the length of the comic, some things had to be skipped. Great artwork and storyline. Looking forward to the next one.

The Last Witch #2

By: Conor McCreery, Vv Glass
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Captured by the witch known as The Cailleach, Saoirse discovers the true power of her mysterious mark!

But even though she's saved her brother Brahm, Saoirse must grapple with the truth about her family and their shocking connection to an enemy more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Every issue of The Last Witch is oversized, fea...

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Merlyn reviewed Strange Adventures #9 Mar 30, 2021
6.5

I'm really tired of this COVID mask motif we see in a lot of comics today. Don't get me wrong, wear a mask, it's good for you, I just see enough of that in the real world, could I please escape from this nightmare at least in my comics or do I have to get tortured there too? King continues with his classic boring deconstruction: the pykkts are actually not that bad, they supposedly fought with hon more

Strange Adventures #9

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 31, 2021

The Pykkts are attacking Earth. As the only warrior in all the cosmos to ever defeat them, Adam Strange leads the planet’s mightiest heroes in all-out war! The only thing is, evidence is mounting that Adam’s victory on Rann may not have been everything he says it was. There is time unaccounted for, circumstances left unexplained. Even Batman ha...

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DVE - Jul 14, 2021

That too

Merlyn - Jul 14, 2021

Regardless of the reason inside the book for which he was doing the mission, the parallel to COVID is pretty obvious, they could have chosen other types of masks, but no, they specifically chose this type of mask for "awareness" probably.

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1.0

Mark Russell is a fucking loser

Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #3

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 31, 2021

Could the last days of Lexor be here already? Thanks to Lex Luthor’s greed, his adopted home is on the brink of financial and planetary ruin after leaving the United Planets. Now it’s up to Superman to act as a champion of these people and show them there’s a way through all of this. Will Lex stand down? Or is this the final showdown? The fut...

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RedKSuperman - Mar 31, 2021

I never met the man but from his writing I can get a sense of what a truly vile and distasteful person he must be.

JHugh reviewed Future State: Aquaman #1 Mar 17, 2021
6.0

Artwork was great, parts of the story were ok. Just left me feeling, meh and not wanting to read the next issue. I had higher expectations, this isn't the Aquaman I want to read. Aqualad is simply weak and lame.

Future State: Aquaman #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jan 27, 2021

When Jackson Hyde accepted the mantle of Aquaman, he didn’t expect to also have to mentor Andy Curry, Arthur and Mera’s teen daughter. Nor did he expect that he and Andy would get sucked into the Confluence-an interdimensional nexus that connects distant planets and galaxies through the One Great Ocean. And he certainly didn’t expect to lose ...

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8.5

I actually really liked the book. Art was well done and I liked the bits of humor. The flow and pacing of the story is spot on, you are left hanging with a mysterious figure. I'll grab the second issue for sure.

America Chavez: Made in the USA #1

By: Kalinda Vazquez, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Mar 3, 2021

WHO IS AMERICA? America Chavez is incredible - her origins, her strength, her dimension-shattering star portals! But when the foundation of everything she believes is shaken, America will stand up and face the parts of herself she's been running from. From writer Kalinda Vazquez (Marvel's Runaways) and artist Carlos Gomez (Amazing Mary Jane) comes ...

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JHugh dropped A Dark Interlude from their pull list Mar 14, 2021

A Dark Interlude

After the stunning success of Fearscape, comes A Dark Interlude, the story of-No! The only offence to literature greater than the loathsome synopsis is the sequel. I will not stand idle while some poor excuse for an editor mangles and confuses my story, which is intact, perfect, and concluded, with this derivative drivel. Mark my words, this nonsen...

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JHugh dropped Strange Adventures (2020) from their pull list Mar 14, 2021

Strange Adventures (2020)

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end "best of lists," the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan "Doc" Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The D...

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C.V.R. The Bard reviewed Deadpool: Nerdy 30 #1 Mar 10, 2021
1.0

Flipping through this juvenile rag, I have come to the realization that I outgrew Deadpool.
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Deadpool: Nerdy 30 #1

By: Various
Released: Mar 10, 2021

HE'S THE MERC WITH THE MOUTH! (FULL OF BIRTHDAY CAKE!)
Deadpool's turning 30! And to help celebrate, we've assembled some of his classic storytellers to tell tales of Wade Wilson birthdays past, present and future! A first birthday with time-traveling assassins! A sweet sixteen party that would make Molly Ringwald weep! A 100th birthday that co...

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C.V.R. The Bard reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #61 Mar 10, 2021
1.5

Yeah miss me with this run. Spider-Man is broke and sells out ... AGAIN ?
Peter Parker is Marvel's Peter Pan , and I'm tired of it. I'll pick it up again when shit gets mature.
Last thing I needed to see was Spider-Man cashing in on social media - not as a developer (which would be expected , mature), but as a goddamn wanna-be influencer.
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Amazing Spider-Man #61

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 10, 2021

• Peter Parker gets a new job!
•  Spidey gets a new look!
•  And Kingpin's plans start coming together!
Rated T+

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Urboibolaz - Mar 11, 2021

He doesn’t WANT to be an influencer they told him it was recorded but not like they brought onto him in the fight

C.V.R. The Bard - Mar 11, 2021

Thank you for the engagement. Just because you don't want to be something, does not mean that is the monster you have allowed yourself to become.

JHugh reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #1 Mar 14, 2021
8.0

This one is hard to rate because the Red Hood story is a 10 for me. The Grifter story is good as well. However, the Black Lightening/Katana part? What is that? Awful, I couldn't get through it fast enough. The whole Harley Quinn/Poison-Ivy thing didn't fit in with the rest of the stories for me either. Given the price tag, it is hard to warrant paying that, when less than 50% of the book is a more

Batman: Urban Legends #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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RedKSuperman reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #1 Mar 9, 2021
5.0

The Red Hood story was good but then the book just dies after that. They also apparently kill off Nora Fries in the last story because you know, who needs a new and interesting character that motivates Victor around? Save your money kids as this is 1/2 a book at best.

Batman: Urban Legends #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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myconius - Mar 26, 2021

did they retcon that story where Nora Fries was thawed out and became a villain?

JHugh reviewed Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 Mar 14, 2021
7.0

It was a bit chaotic but it grew on me as the story progressed. I can't say I liked the start.
The artwork needs to slow it's roll. There were a few nice pages but man some of it is, it's too much, hard to make out things. I liked the last villain part. I'll pick up the next issue.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

By: Joe Kelly, Chris Bachalo
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Univers...

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Merlyn reviewed The Next Batman: Second Son #2 Mar 2, 2021
1.5

Unfortunately after a first decent issue it went back to classic Ridley territory.

The Next Batman: Second Son #2

By: John Ridley, Tony Akins
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Tim “Jace” Fox has returned home following the tragic events of Joker War and Lucius Fox taking full control of the massive Wayne fortune. While his mother and sisters greet Jace, his younger brother had a prior engagement with an armed madman—as BATWING! The adventure continues in this exciting series as readers will come to know the man who...

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Bats20832 - Mar 12, 2021

Completely different level of energy from writer John Ridley when he believes in and feels freedom to drive storyline in direction to tell his story. At this point, Batman is just a job. We'll see if that changes.

Merlyn - Mar 13, 2021

@silence: Unfortunately in today's world your type of thinking is pretty rare. But I'm glad to see that there are still people who refuse to eat up the bullshit that companies throw their way.

JHugh reviewed The Eighth Immortal #2 Mar 6, 2021
7.0

I was disappointed in this issue after really enjoying the first issue. The artwork is spot on again. However, I feel like the story didn't draw me in. It was kind of all over the place with the story lines/characters; I felt a bit lost. It was simply alright.

The Eighth Immortal #2

By: Jake Murray, Alice Li Barnes
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Curipan recalls the origin of her immortality, as she reconsiders the rules and restrictions it has imposed on her existence. Meanwhile, the present day incarnation of a dark spirit begins to unravel immortality itself. Also, the tyranny of skinny jeans.

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
1.0

Making Alan Scott a gay who cheated two women into marriage is beyond disgusting.🤢 This is a superscum, not a superhero. All I can see is the misogyny of the writer.

Infinite Frontier #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 3, 2021

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never exp...

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Merlyn - Mar 5, 2021

Are you serious with that last part? " Straight people don't know they're straight until they've had sex"? Lol. Like that happened, EVER. :))

King-Maker Psycamorean - Mar 5, 2021

My point was that straight people don't have to have sex to realize that they are attracted to the opposite gender, and the same is true of gay people and their attraction to same gender. Maelstron thinks that gay people must have sex to figure out that they are gay. Maelstron is wrong. Maybe that clears it up for you.

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1.0

Maybe “the acclaimed writer of 12 years a slave” should make a sequel to “the acclaimed film 12 years a slave” and GTFO of comics

The Next Batman: Second Son #2

By: John Ridley, Tony Akins
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Tim “Jace” Fox has returned home following the tragic events of Joker War and Lucius Fox taking full control of the massive Wayne fortune. While his mother and sisters greet Jace, his younger brother had a prior engagement with an armed madman—as BATWING! The adventure continues in this exciting series as readers will come to know the man who...

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Mingthemerciless - Mar 8, 2021

The interaction between batwing and the cops is typical of Ridleys racial skew in his writing. Batwings entire face is covered there's no indication hes black yet the cops are instantly brusque and suspicious of him even as the real criminal is present. Ridley masks this with the idea that it's because "capes" are under suspicion in Gotham but it's not very believable.

JHugh reviewed Maniac of New York #1 Mar 5, 2021
9.0

I enjoyed the book, humorous at times and dialogue is good. However, you can't believe this one guy can kill so many people at once but maybe it will be revealed he has some special powers :). Only complaint I have is the artwork at times. Sometimes it took a second to realize if the character was male or female.

Maniac of New York #1

By: Elliott Kalan, Andrea Mutti
Released: Feb 3, 2021

Four years ago, a masked slasher began stalking the streets of New York City.

Maniac Harry is inhuman, unkillable and unstoppable. Which is why the authorities' solution has been to ignore him, and let New Yorkers adapt to a world where death can strike at any mo-ment. When Maniac Harry starts killing his way through the subway system, tr...

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JHugh added Maniac of New York to their pull list Mar 5, 2021

Maniac of New York

Four years ago, a masked slasher began stalking the streets of New York City.

Maniac Harry is inhuman, unkillable and unstoppable. Which is why the authorities' solution has been to ignore him, and let New Yorkers adapt to a world where death can strike at any mo-ment. When Maniac Harry starts killing his way through the subway system, tr...

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JHugh reviewed Specter Inspectors #1 Mar 2, 2021
8.0

It's funny and at times a bit ridiculous. Artwork is really good. No, I'm not blown away, but it does leave you wanting more and I'll pick up the next issue.

Specter Inspectors #1

By: Bowen McCurdy
Released: Feb 3, 2021

*  For fans of supernatural stories like Blackbird and Vampironica comes a new series from Bowen McCurdy (The Long Way Home) & rising star Kaitlyn Musto introducing the Spector Inspectors, who live that Scooby Doo life chasin' ghosts!
*  True believer Noa, her cynical little sibling Gus, credulous camera man Ko, and skeptica...

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9.0

Wow, this was much better than I expected. The Marvel one was a HUGE disappointment (those people need to go back to the drawing board, lol)
I'll be getting the 2nd issue and following this book instead. The storyline, character introduction, and flow was excellent. Bravo.

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1

By: Daniel Jose Older, Harvey Tolibao
Released: Feb 3, 2021

IDW joins The High Republic with all-ages adventures tying into the larger High Republic story!
  
Flaming destruction is coming to Trymant IV! A remnant of the Hyperspace Disaster appears in the sky, and Zeen and her best friend Krix have only minutes to get to the Elders of the Path and find safety! Meanwhile, Master Yoda, Master...

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