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Educated Reader reviewed Batman #44 Mar 28, 2016
1.0

What is this BLM propaganda? This is a filler issue with no relevance to Superheavy whatsoever. Throw it in the trash and move on.

Batman #44

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Sep 9, 2015

Its the origin of new villain Mr. Bloom! In a tale from Bruce Waynes past, Batman must investigate a vicious crime in the shadowy area of Gotham City known as the Narrows. Dont miss this special issue illustrated by superstar artist Jock (Wytches, GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE)!

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10

Beautiful, beautiful book

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1

By: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack
Released: Oct 8, 2014

New Ongoing Series! Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch's origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Sata...

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Educated Reader reviewed Green Lantern #46 Nov 24, 2015
10

Black Hand being absorbed into the Source Wall -- FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC!!!

Green Lantern #46

By: Robert Venditti, Mark Irwin
Released: Nov 4, 2015

Before he can discover why the Green Lantern Corps disappeared and left him as last hero standing, Renegade Hal Jordan must stop the fabric of the universe from crumbling. Hell need the help of two of his greatest foes to do it: Relic and Black Hand!

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Educated Reader reviewed Clean Room #1 Nov 24, 2015
9.0

Beautiful comic, wonderfully written -- I can't wait until the next issue!

Clean Room #1

By: Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Oct 21, 2015

  It's the start of the first Vertigo series from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone, with 2000AD artist Jon Davis-Hunt! Astrid Mueller is the enigmatic and compelling guru of a giant self-help organization-a devastatingly powerful figure in the industry between psychology and religion. Journalist Chloe Pierce's fiancé decided to pick up Astrid's b...

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Educated Reader reviewed Clean Room #2 Nov 24, 2015
10

As if it couldn't get any better, Gail goes all Grant Morrison on this issue! Nevermind the women in the refrigerator -- this book has me hooked like Red Sonja!

Clean Room #2

By: Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Nov 18, 2015

Its a battle of wills as Chloe faces off with self-help guru Astrid in the infamous Clean Roomand what Chloe witnesses there reinforces her desire to bring Astrid and her empire down. But what Chloe doesnt know is that the atrocities that happen in the Clean Room dont necessarily stay there.

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Educated Reader reviewed Doctor Strange #2 Nov 24, 2015
3.5

Something happened between issue #1 and #2 that I cannot put my finger on. The writing is completely incoherent to the point of being Bendis-like. As much as I love Jason Aaron overall, he has laid a few eggs (Original Sin, Thor-post-Godkiller). With so many great comics available (none of them being Marvel save a few) I had to drop this. Maybe it will get better, but I doubt it.

Doctor Strange #2

By: Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo
Released: Nov 4, 2015

• Take a tour of Doctor Strange's home-- the Sancto Sanctorum. It's the weirdest and most dangerous place in the Marvel Universe! A place where opening the wrong door can unleash hell on Earth.
•  Unfortunately for you and your fellow visitor, Zelma, Strange's house is infested with something far worse than bed bugs!

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Educated Reader reviewed Ms. Marvel #1 Nov 24, 2015
1.0

Bring back Carol Danvers!!!

Ms. Marvel #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona
Released: Feb 5, 2014

The legend has returned!
Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City--until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she tak...

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Educated Reader reviewed Ms. Marvel #1 Nov 24, 2015
1.0

I will continue to reject this book on its premise

Ms. Marvel #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyagawa
Released: Nov 18, 2015

The internationally-beloved, butt-kicking, smack-talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return. Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! Yup, the dream to end all dreams has happened for Kamala. She's toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth's mightiest heros be everything she imagined?...

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Educated Reader reviewed All-New Wolverine #1 Nov 24, 2015
5.0

This feels very forced somehow -- oh how I miss X-Force

All-New Wolverine #1

By: Tom Taylor, David Lopez
Released: Nov 11, 2015

LAURA KINNEY EMBRACES HER DESTINY. HERE! COMES! WOLVERINE!
X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that's all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN-the original WOLVERINE-she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in he...

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Educated Reader reviewed All-New Hawkeye #1 Nov 24, 2015
10

Although this is technically All-New Hawkeye #6, this continues to be the best comic Marvel produces by a very wide margin. As long as Lemire does not go the way of the Fraction, this will be on my pull list.

All-New Hawkeye #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Nov 11, 2015

Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim at another season. But it's not all straight as an arrow for Clint and Kate. A deep-seated rift that stretches across time, brings old man Clint and a wiser Kate back together as they chase down mistakes from their past. The star-studded team of Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez return, bringing you another inspired look at t...

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Educated Reader added Clean Room to their pull list Nov 24, 2015

Clean Room

  It's the start of the first Vertigo series from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone, with 2000AD artist Jon Davis-Hunt! Astrid Mueller is the enigmatic and compelling guru of a giant self-help organization-a devastatingly powerful figure in the industry between psychology and religion. Journalist Chloe Pierce's fiancé decided to pick up Astrid's b...

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Educated Reader dropped Justice League of America (2015) from their pull list Nov 24, 2015

Justice League of America (2015)

It's massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks...something with ties to ancient Krypton!

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Educated Reader dropped Doctor Strange (2015) from their pull list Nov 24, 2015

Doctor Strange (2015)

Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He's the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Eve...

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Educated Reader dropped Axcend from their pull list Nov 24, 2015

Axcend

Superman Earth One co-creator SHANE DAVIS returns to comics for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! What happens when a video game decides to come to our reality to play? When there are no extra lives, and Armageddon looms on the horizon, when your life revolves around gaming like teenager Eric Morn, you Press Start.

Writer/artist SHANE DAVIS (...

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Educated Reader added All-New Hawkeye (2015) to their pull list Nov 24, 2015

All-New Hawkeye (2015)

Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim at another season. But it's not all straight as an arrow for Clint and Kate. A deep-seated rift that stretches across time, brings old man Clint and a wiser Kate back together as they chase down mistakes from their past. The star-studded team of Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez return, bringing you another inspired look at t...

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Educated Reader reviewed Black Magick #1 Nov 9, 2015
5.0

PLEASE...NOT ANOTHER WITCH COMIC!!! Rucka -- you have more important projects to work on than this dribble. I will stick with Rachael Rises and Harrow County. PASS

Black Magick #1

By: Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott
Released: Oct 28, 2015

The hammer falls this Halloween!  From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, Stumptown, Gotham Central) and superstar artist NICOLA SCOTT (Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Earth 2)! Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the  truth about...

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Educated Reader reviewed Art Ops #1 Nov 9, 2015
8.5

Not endearing as his previous works, but Allred is really the only artist that could visualize this zaney story. I am really looking forward to Mona Lisa being in a "protection program"!

Art Ops #1

By: Shaun Simon, Mike Allred
Released: Oct 28, 2015

In this new series by Shaun Simon, co-writer (with Gerard Way) of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and legendary artist Michael Allred (iZOMBIE), art not only imitates life, it becomes it! When rogue figures from famous works of art come to life and escape their frames, its up to Reggie Riot and the agents of Art Operatives to track them do...

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Educated Reader reviewed Axcend #2 Nov 9, 2015
8.5

This is expands on the first in many ways, introducing Rain and her contribution to this new universe. Great hook so far!

Axcend #2

By: Shane Davis, Shane Davis
Released: Nov 4, 2015

The virtual world, Axcend, continues to spill out into reality. We follow fiery pop star, Rain, as she is the next player to activate. Rain and the mysterious A.I. DOG must enlist the help of gamer, Eric Morn, to get to Ruin before he activates into a catastrophic rampage. Can the trio reconcile their differences in time to save our world?

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Educated Reader reviewed Axcend #1 Nov 9, 2015
8.0

The first issue brings you right into the action. It's a little disorienting, but I think that is the initial premise. Read #2 before you give up on this series. You won't be disappointed.

Axcend #1

By: Shane Davis, Shane Davis
Released: Oct 7, 2015

Superman Earth One co-creator SHANE DAVIS returns to comics for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! What happens when a video game decides to come to our reality to play? When there are no extra lives, and Armageddon looms on the horizon, when your life revolves around gaming like teenager Eric Morn, you Press Start.

Writer/artist SHANE DAVIS (...

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Educated Reader added Art Ops to their pull list Nov 9, 2015

Art Ops

In this new series by Shaun Simon, co-writer (with Gerard Way) of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and legendary artist Michael Allred (iZOMBIE), art not only imitates life, it becomes it! When rogue figures from famous works of art come to life and escape their frames, its up to Reggie Riot and the agents of Art Operatives to track them do...

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Educated Reader added Axcend to their pull list Nov 9, 2015

Axcend

Superman Earth One co-creator SHANE DAVIS returns to comics for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! What happens when a video game decides to come to our reality to play? When there are no extra lives, and Armageddon looms on the horizon, when your life revolves around gaming like teenager Eric Morn, you Press Start.

Writer/artist SHANE DAVIS (...

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Educated Reader reviewed Uncanny X-Men #600 Nov 5, 2015
1.0

good riddance

Uncanny X-Men #600

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Various
Released: Nov 4, 2015

• The final explosive issue in Brian Michael Bendis' epic X-Men saga!
•  Scott Summers - savior or destroyer? Questions will be answered!
•  The Jean Grey School, the New Xavier School - it's all going to change.
•  The X-Men are at a crossroads. And not everyone will make it thr...

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Educated Reader dropped Cyborg from their pull list Nov 5, 2015

Cyborg

The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what's causing these changes!

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Educated Reader dropped Gotham By Midnight from their pull list Nov 5, 2015

Gotham By Midnight

Strange doings are afoot in Gotham City! Look out, though Jim Corrigan is on the case in this new series by writer Ray Fawkes (CONSTANTINE, BATMAN ETERNAL) and artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Ten Grand)!

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10

Perfect in every way -- highest recommendation!

ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times #1

By: Andrew MacLean, Andrew MacLean
Released: May 20, 2015

Alone at the end of the world, Aria is a woman with a mission! As she traipses through an overgrown city with a cat named Jelly Beans, Aria is on a fruitless search for an ancient relic with immeasurable power. But when a creepy savage sets her on a path to complete her quest, she’ll face death in the hopes of claiming her prize.

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Educated Reader reviewed Head Lopper #1 Oct 16, 2015
10

I absolutely love this comic! I wish I didn't have to wait 3 months for the next one :(

Head Lopper #1

By: Andrew MacLean, Andrew MacLean
Released: Sep 9, 2015

Action. Adventure. Fantasy. Decapitation!

ApocalyptiGirl creator ANDREW MACLEAN brings this critically acclaimed indie hit to Image Comics! The dark humored quarterly adventure begins with a double-sized first issue, with eighty pages of story and a premium pin-up gallery for the regular price of just $5.99!

"HEAD LOPPER is what y...

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Educated Reader reviewed Paper Girls #1 Oct 16, 2015
3.5

This comic is trying to be too many things at once. Is it Saga? Is it Goonies? Is it E.T.? I'm not sure Brian even knows. But he is obviously nostalgic, just like Rick Remender is in Deadly Class, so there is nothing really catchy about this comic book other than Cliff Chiang's art. PASS

Paper Girls #1

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
Released: Oct 7, 2015

SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN launches a brand-new ONGOING SERIES with superstar Wonder Woman artist CLIFF CHIANG!  In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time.  Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds in this mysterious young adult adventure, starting with a spec...

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Educated Reader reviewed Reyn #7 Oct 16, 2015
10

This is such a great series -- very underrated. Think Krull on a spaceship!

Reyn #7

By: Kel Symons, Nathan Stockman
Released: Aug 12, 2015

Reyn and Seph deal with her father's death as they look for a way out.

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Educated Reader reviewed Doctor Strange #1 Oct 16, 2015
10

I wasn't sure how the Aaron-Bachalo comic was going to work out, so I came with very low expectations. Wow -- what can I say; I was completely blown away! 100x better than the weak debut of Invincible Iron Man by Brian "Regressive" Bendis. PULL!!!

Doctor Strange #1

By: Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo
Released: Oct 7, 2015

Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He's the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Eve...

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Educated Reader reviewed Green Lantern #45 Oct 16, 2015
9.5

This "renegade" arc has gotten off to a fantastic start! It's right up there with X-O Manowar, IMHO. Must read!

Green Lantern #45

By: Robert Venditti, Billy Tan
Released: Oct 7, 2015

Following a trail of death from one planet to the next, renegade Hal Jordan faces Black Hand in a duel unlike any youve seen before! One wields a weapon mightier than a dozen Green Lantern rings. The other has the power to turn entire planets to stone. Both will be tested to their limitsand beyond.

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