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bestlucas reviewed Resurrection of Magneto #3 Jun 6, 2024
8.5

Don't understand the Shadow King connection/avatars.... But I'm still liking it.

Resurrection of Magneto #3

By: Al Ewing, Luciano Vecchio
Released: Mar 20, 2024

FALLS THE SHADOW! In the cold dark rooms beyond death, there are terrible things. Annihilators. Adversaries. And a King of Shadows...who seeks a new soul to live in. The time of easy miracles is over. For Storm and Magneto, all the roads back to life are hard...and this is the hardest road of all.
Rated T+

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9.0

Resurrection of Magneto #2

By: Al Ewing, Luciano Vecchio
Released: Feb 28, 2024

THE KEY - THE SECRET!
In the depths, Magneto was given a key by strange forces - and impossibly, he holds it still. Now, in death, Max Eisenhardt judges his own life - and counts the cost. Should he return to the world? Can he allow Storm to bring him back? And what does the Deep Key unlock?
Rated T+

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9.0

Resurrection of Magneto #1

By: Al Ewing, Luciano Vecchio
Released: Jan 24, 2024

LIFEDEATH!
On Krakoa, resurrection from the dead was as easy as completing a circuit - but Krakoa fell. The time of easy miracles is over, and only the hard roads are left. Now it falls to Storm - as the epic conclusion to the Krakoan age looms - to bring their oldest enemy home to fight against the FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X...but after all he di...

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bestlucas reviewed The Penguin #6 Jun 6, 2024
8.5

What a freaky Penguin!

Feels maybe too long of a detour, even though I know it's retconning some Penguin lore for the future.

The Penguin #6

By: Tom King, Stevan Subic
Released: Jan 24, 2024

The battles between the Penguin and Batman are the stuff of legend on the streets of Gotham City…but what of their very first encounter, the first strike in this contest of champions? Tom King and guest artist Stevan Subic (The Riddler: Year One) tell the story of the brutal first meeting of these two titans.

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bestlucas rated The Penguin #8 Jun 6, 2024
8.5

The Penguin #8

By: Tom King, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Mar 27, 2024

The Penguin gathered his muscle, his advisor, and his insider...now it's time to reclaim his throne in Gotham City! Phase One--a family reunion!

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bestlucas rated Detective Comics #1080 Jun 6, 2024
8.5

Detective Comics #1080

By: Ram V, Jason Shawn Alexander
Released: Dec 27, 2023

Batman: Outlaw concludes in part five of five of the biweekly Detective Comics event! The Batman is dead. The Reality Engine, a device capable of amplifying the Orghams' hypnotic powers, has roared to life. The people of Gotham, having watched the Dark Knight die on the gallows, begin to forget there ever was a Batman, and the Gotham that the Orgha...

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bestlucas rated Detective Comics #1082 Jun 6, 2024
7.0

Detective Comics #1082

By: Ram V, Riccardo Federici
Released: Feb 28, 2024

Elegy of Sand continues, and Batman's hallucinatory trek across a desert between worlds becomes ever more dangerous as he finds himself face-to-face against...well, you'll just have to wait and find out. Meanwhile, in Gotham, a strange Utopia is blooming as the Orghams continue to hypnotize the public into believing that Batman never existed. And a...

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bestlucas reviewed Detective Comics #1083 Jun 6, 2024
6.5

This has been dragging on for too long. I was loving this arc, but it's gone on for...how long?

The sojourn into the desert should have been much shorter. Glad his return to Gotham only took 1 page.
I was like the Question's side story. Having Batman come in is kinda fun. I like the Dr Hurt ministory.

Detective Comics #1083

By: Ram V, Riccardo Federici
Released: Mar 27, 2024

Black boots trudge across yellow sands. Grit-laced winds flutter through a tattered cape. Dreamlike mirages of past, present, and hypothetical futures ripple across the sunbaked landscape, the mystery of their appearance only equaled by the question of their existence. This is the Dark Knight's world now, but it doesn't have to be. He can save hims...

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9.0

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #21

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Nov 22, 2023

Superman and Batman, having followed Boy Thunder to Kingdom Come, find themselves and that world on a path to an apocalyptic future. Can the World's Finest team prevent the transformation of Boy Thunder into the villainous Magog, or is his fate sealed?

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bestlucas reviewed Batman #142 Mar 25, 2024
5.5

We go from Batman Zur en Arrh to a joker story with 2 timelines?
Uh, ok. I want to ask why, but let's just roll with it. I don't really want a joker origin/year one. I think it'll be lame/weak. Just like I didn't need to know how Han Solo got his last name, I don't need this. If anything, just do the future story.

Batman #142

By: Chip Zdarsky, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Feb 7, 2024

The tragic death of the leader of the Red Hood Gang in a vat of chemicals has become the subject of myth...but what is the heartbreaking and gruesome tale of the monster who walked away from that violent birth? And how does it affect Batman's distant future? The Joker Year One begins here!

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10

John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dead in America #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Jan 17, 2024

At last, as you demanded: The celebrated creative team of Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell have returned to Hellblazer! John Constantine has cheated death once again-but his heart’s not beating, his body is decaying, and he, his friend Nat, and his son Noah are on the run in America, wanted for murder. Naturally, it’s all John’s fault-it always...

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8.5

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #4

By: Brian Buccellato, Christian Duce
Released: Jan 17, 2024

The Justice League’s losses are mounting as they battle to contain the titans from Legendary’s Monsterverse! Aquaman and Atlantis confront an otherworldly leviathan, while in the shadows, the Legion of Doom and Lex Luthor plot their next decisive move to eliminate the League…but the emergence of the League of Shadows could spell doom for the ...

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9.5

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #20

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Oct 18, 2023

MARK WAID RETURNS TO THE WORLD OF KINGDOM COME! The return of Boy Thunder! To find and save Superman's former protege, the World's Finest duo bridges the dimensional gulf between their world and an Earth with a jaded Superman, a broken Batman, and a war-hungry Wonder Woman--the world of Kingdom Come!

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6.0

Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham #1

By: Rafael Grampa
Released: Sep 13, 2023

EISNER AWARD-WINNING STORYTELLER RAFAEL GRAMPA'S TWISTED VISION OF THE DARK KNIGHT! When you chase your own shadow...it leads you into the abyss. In a Gotham City where every day feels darker and more irredeemable than the last, Batman makes a definitive choice--to kill off the Bruce Wayne identity for good and embrace the cowl full-time. But thoug...

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5.0

I do not like this series. I think there are seeds of interesting story here but everything feels pretty disjointed and unclear. Crytoon's explanations feel like its pulled from a high schooler who thinks they're the deepest person.
I also think this is an interpretation of Batman which is so out of sync with anything that is Batman. Maybe I would be able to swallow this plot better if it wer more

Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham #2

By: Rafael Grampa
Released: Dec 13, 2023

A devil cub falls to earth and breaks its wing... In the unmissable second installment of acclaimed storyteller Rafael Grampa's masterpiece, the skies over Gotham grow darker still. To decide to kill your past is one thing, but actually doing it proves to be more fraught a road than Batman ever expected...especially when that very same past grows m...

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bestlucas reviewed X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023 #1 Aug 15, 2023
6.0

I just read the Sins of Sinister issues and this, to me, doesn't hold up. This feels like deus ex machina, forced. This didn't feel like an especially insightful strategy and for all the bureaucracy of Krakoa, there was never any contingency for this? I'll just make a list:
1. In Sins of Sinister, Juggernaut is shot through Thanos' head. Now, in an equivalent maneuver, he cannot break a robot more

X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023 #1

By: Gerry Duggan, R. B. Silva
Released: Jul 26, 2023

THE FALL OF X BEGINS HERE! The Hellfire Gala is always the biggest event of the season...but this year's will change everything for Krakoa. What is meant to be mutantkind's biggest night becomes their biggest nightmare as the Fall of X begins! All your favorite X-Men are going to be left reeling after this one - shocking revelations, stunning betra...

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bestlucas rated Detective Comics #1067 May 17, 2023
8.5

Detective Comics #1067

By: Ram V, Ivan Reis
Released: Dec 28, 2022

Mr. Freeze encounters an Azmer, one of the demonic beings terrorizing Gotham's villainous underground network, and then Mr. Freeze makes an offer to the Dark Detective that he cannot refuse. Then, the Orgham's werewolf protector gives Two-Face one more chance to tell him who Batman is. In the backup story, take a stroll inside Two-Face and Harvey D...

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bestlucas rated Detective Comics #1068 May 17, 2023
9.5

Detective Comics #1068

By: Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jan 25, 2023

This special Two-Face issue is split in half artistically by maestros Rafael Albuquerque and Ivan Reis to portray the struggles Harvey Dent goes through trying to stay alive with the help of his more evil side... Genius writer Ram V not only devised each page of this story to be a dark reflection of the page facing it, but also of itself from front...

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bestlucas rated Detective Comics #1069 May 17, 2023
8.5

Detective Comics #1069

By: Ram V, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 1, 2023

Batman investigates the frozen Azmer that Mr. Freeze gave him, and makes a huge discovery about the ancient demons. Meanwhile, Azmer begin to pour into Gotham’s streets, controlling helpless people and those poor souls the city cares not for…all to do the Orghams’ bidding. Then, in the backup story, what kind of deal have the Orghams struck w...

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bestlucas rated X-Men: Red #9 May 17, 2023
9.5

X-Men: Red #9

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Dec 7, 2022

CHECK AND MATE?
Abigail Brand enters her endgame - and on Arakko, the Diplomatic Zone is beset by a firestorm of violence. On the World Farm, Cable is learning the secrets behind it all. But the biggest secret has yet to be revealed? It's Roberto Da Costa's turn to play. And you won't see it coming.
Rated T+

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bestlucas rated X-Men: Red #10 May 17, 2023
9.0

X-Men: Red #10

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jan 4, 2023

IT'S ALL LED UP TO THIS!
In the blazing ruins of the Autumn Palace, Storm battles for the soul of Arakko! Meanwhile, Abigail Brand and Roberto Da Costa play their last cards-and a sinister hand deals the Ace of Spades. You won't believe where the Brotherhood goes from here...
Rated T+

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bestlucas rated Thor #29 May 17, 2023
8.5

Thor #29

By: Torunn Gronbekk, Nic Klein
Released: Dec 7, 2022

"THE LEGACY OF THANOS" - PART ONE!
Nic Klein returns with guest writer Torunn Gr?nbekk (JANE FOSTER & THE MIGHTY THOR, PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL) for a Valkyrie-filled adventure! When a universally loathed foe kidnaps Thor's baby sister Laussa and drags her so deep beyond Hel that not even Sif's All-Sight can see her, the God of Thunder must call u...

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bestlucas rated Thor #30 May 17, 2023
8.0

Thor #30

By: Torunn Gronbekk, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 25, 2023

"THE LEGACY OF THANOS" CONCLUDES!
Torunn Gr nbekk and Nic Klein continue their journey into mysterious waters! After chasing Corvus Glaive-the kidnapper of Thor's baby sister-into a vault that requires the blood of a god to open, Thor and R na find themselves face-to-face with King Bor himself! And...Thanos? What dark, bloody secrets of Asgard'...

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bestlucas rated Wolverine #28 May 17, 2023
6.5

Wolverine #28

By: Ben Percy, Juan Jose Ryp
Released: Dec 21, 2022

WOLVERINE DESCENDS INTO THE PIT!
The Pit of Exile on Krakoa is the ultimate punishment for mutants who break the laws of mutantdom - and WOLVERINE's just cursed himself to its depths! But what is really at stake, and what does KRAKOA itself know that BEAST does not about Logan's SECRET MISSIONS?
Parental Advisory

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bestlucas rated Wolverine #29 May 17, 2023
7.5

Wolverine #29

By: Ben Percy, Juan Jose Ryp
Released: Jan 11, 2023

WOLVERINE-HIS BEST, OWN WORST ENEMY!
On the one hand, WOLVERINE will kill anyone in his way; on the other, he'll do anything to save those he loves. He is the best there is at what he does and his own worst enemy! As LOGAN comes to grips with his plight and finally begins to heal, the gravity of his recent missions comes into full focus...but w...

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bestlucas rated Moon Knight #18 May 17, 2023
10

Moon Knight #18

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Dec 28, 2022

All that stands between vampiric domination of New York City is Moon Knight and his allies as they take the fight right to the heart of an international conclave of bloodsuckers. The Tutor and the Structure are making a play for the recognition of the Vampire Nations - but the Fist of Khonshu aims to show them all who really owns the night.
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bestlucas rated Moon Knight #19 May 17, 2023
8.0

Moon Knight #19

By: Jed MacKay, Frederico Sabbatini
Released: Jan 11, 2023

Moon Knight delves into the depths of the Earth to bring vengeance and justice to the subterranean seas of New York City while wrestling with new revelations brought to light by savage murder. Meanwhile, what exactly has Zodiac been up to all this time...?
Rated T+

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bestlucas rated Moon Knight #20 May 17, 2023
8.5

Moon Knight #20

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Feb 1, 2023

There's blood on the streets as assassins work their way through a list of names containing those who once formed Moon Knight's Shadow Cabinet. But with a number of potential targets and no idea who's next, how can Moon Knight save his former associates?
PLUS: Just in time for Black History Month, a second story in which the crescent crusader c...

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bestlucas rated Immortal X-Men #9 May 17, 2023
8.5

Immortal X-Men #9

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Dec 7, 2022

VOTE. DIE. REPEAT.
Putting the "Meat" in office meeting. Trust me, bad spelling is the least of the Quiet Council's problems as everything hits the fan.
Rated T+

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bestlucas rated Immortal X-Men #10 May 17, 2023
9.5

Immortal X-Men #10

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Jan 18, 2023

SWEET DREAMS AREN'T MADE OF THIS! Charles Xavier always had a dream...but one man's dream is another's nightmare. This one will make you wish you could wake up screaming.

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