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Reaper74 reviewed Tales of Suspense #68 Dec 8, 2022
7.0

Iron man’s tale is better then Caps. Iron Man is cheesy hokum but fun. Caps is dull and really goes nowhere.

Tales of Suspense #68

By: Al Hartley, Don Heck

Having returned from Ireland, Happy Hogan resumes work at Stark Industries, and Tony Stark gets a letter from his cousin Morgan asking for help.

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3.0

Highly disjointed. Nothing makes any sense here. No character development. No plot development. Sad.

Star Wars: The Old Republic #2

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Released: Aug 4, 2010

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Reaper74 reviewed Watchmen #3 Dec 8, 2022
8.0

Lots of character development in this one. Some of it a little slow and pretentious. Still a good read though.

Watchmen #3

By: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

Nite Owl and Silk Spectre continue to grow closer after Laurie storms out on Jon. Plus, a shocking accusation prompts a game-changing decision from Dr. Manhattan, and Rorschach continues his attempts at piecing together the puzzle left in the wake of Blake's murder.

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Reaper74 reviewed Watchmen #2 Dec 7, 2022
8.5

Still great world building going on here. This chapter is not as strong as 1 is. Lots of dark themes here. An excellent read with great art. It just drags a smiggen at the end.

Watchmen #2

By: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

The Comedian's funeral brings the buried past back to the surface! Learn the truth of the first meeting of the Minutemen, the fate of the Crimebusters, Dr. Manhattan's experiences in Vietnam, and more! Plus, Rorschach learns of the ultimate joke.

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Reaper74 reviewed The Joker #15 Dec 6, 2022
5.5

Wordy ending to a series that just lost steam. This issue could have been done without. Overall I’d give the series as a whole a C+. There are some great moments but by the end they are far and few between. The biggest crux I have with the whole story is the meta points that become Jim’s voice. It literally sounds like the writer of this opus then Jim Gordon and it pulls me away from the sto more

The Joker #15

By: James Tynion IV, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jul 6, 2022

The Clown Prince of Crime had one more trick up his sleeve-a thrilling, surprise final issue! How did Gordon escape Texas? What happened to Bane and Vengeance? Did The Joker get the last laugh? Find out!

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Reaper74 reviewed The Joker #14 Dec 6, 2022
5.5

Talking about running out of steam. Just not very good. It comes off as boring and trite. The backup story just sucks. I can’t even describe it. Thank goodness it’s over.

The Joker #14

By: James Tynion IV, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Apr 27, 2022

FINAL ISSUE All the hunters converge on the Sampson estate as the brutal conclusion to the first "season" of The Joker is here! Bullets will fly, blood will be shed, and will James Gordon be forced to make the choice he's been dreading since issue #1? Punchline Backup: Punchline walks free, and the Royal Flush Gang is desperate for a new queen. The...

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Reaper74 reviewed Action Comics #1048 Dec 5, 2022
6.0

Just not feeling this arc at Al. Bland as bland can be.

Action Comics #1048

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Mike Perkins
Released: Oct 26, 2022

"KAL-EL RETURNS" PART 3-THE EPIC CROSSOVER BETWEEN ACTION COMICS AND SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL CONTINUES!
Superman, Supergirl, Steel, and the rest of the Super-Family have brought the Phaelosian refugees to the Fortress of Solitude, but before they can show the newcomers the ropes of heroics on planet Earth, a sneak attack from above turns the A...

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Reaper74 reviewed Action Comics #1047 Dec 5, 2022
6.0

Yeah just not feeling the start to this arc. Besides all the physics involved with Warworld appearing in Earths orbit I can push past comic book logic to some degree but it just seems rather stupid to me. It feels so un Superman here. I wouldn’t call this a let down but so far not the best of starts.

Action Comics #1047

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Sep 28, 2022

In the aftermath of Superman's epic Warworld Revolution, the Man of Steel is back on Earth and stronger than he's ever been!
As he and Steel join forces to remake Metropolis as a true City of Tomorrow, two of Superman's most iconic villains take notice...and they have plans of their own. Meanwhile, Superman's meddling on Warworld has had unfor...

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7.5

Overall nice ending to an ok but to long story arc. There are some cool moments in the book but certain elements felt rushed. Glad it’s all over and we can move on to other stories.

Action Comics: Warworld Apocalypse #1

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Max Raynor
Released: Aug 31, 2022

It has all led to this: the final battle between Superman and Mongul, and between the Authority and Mongul’s Unmade Champions! The identity of the hooded stranger has been revealed, uncovering a shocking betrayal that threatens to crush Superman’s rebellion forever! But as the fate of Warworld relies on Superman, the last chance to return his p...

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Reaper74 reviewed Action Comics #1046 Dec 4, 2022
7.0

It had great action but it was all incoherent. The art per panel is nice to look at but it just has no consistency in continuity to bring about any spatial awareness. It really brings down the story for me. The back up was fun but somewhat felt rushed.

Action Comics #1046

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Aug 24, 2022

The climactic battle for the fate of Warworld is fast approaching, and the Authority is finally reunited...but no longer as allies! As Superman fights to retrieve a mythical ancient weapon that can free the people of Warworld, Natasha Irons, Midnighter, and O.M.A.C. fight for the souls of their own teammates. Meanwhile, in the Fortress of Solitude:...

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Reaper74 reviewed Action Comics #1045 Dec 4, 2022
8.0

Finally getting to the end and the tone has changed from downtrodden to hopeful. Overall a very good entry with still some art work being messy or not coherent with the story being told. Ending is a great cliffhanger. The backup story is really well done with nice “old school art. Also it to has a great setup.

Action Comics #1045

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Riccardo Federici
Released: Jul 27, 2022

The Warworld Revolution escalates as Superman gains the upper hand, forcing Mongul to take desperate measures. Meanwhile, a fallen ally of Superman is resurrected...at a terrible cost. A new connection to Jack Kirby's Fourth World is revealed as the Warworld Saga's mind-blowing conclusion nears! Then, in A World Without Clark Kent-Lois Lane and Joh...

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Reaper74 reviewed Watchmen #1 Dec 1, 2022
9.0

Great set up of the world and a nice intro to a mystery. The color scheme is great as is the art. Overall highly enjoyable.

Watchmen #1

By: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

Featuring the first appearance of Rorschach, Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre, Nite Owl, and the Comedian! When the Comedian dies, a series of events are set into motion that bring the world ever closer to a deadly threat no one saw coming.

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Reaper74 reviewed Avengers #19 Nov 28, 2022
10

One of the best Avengers issues by far. Everything works. The action. The art. The dialogue and the plot. Kudos all around.

Avengers #19

By: Stan Lee, Don Heck
Released: Jul 28, 1965

Who is the Swordsman, and what business (or history) does he have with the Avengers? More importantly--is he friend or foe?

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Reaper74 reviewed Fantastic Four #41 Nov 27, 2022
9.0

Fantastic read. Great follow up to the Doom issues. Everything is almost pitch perfect. Love how The Thing gets turned and how FF gets beat.

Fantastic Four #41

By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

The brutal betrayal of Ben Grimm! The Frightful Four kidnap the Thing and force him into helping them defeat the rest of his team! Will they win?

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Reaper74 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #27 Nov 27, 2022
9.0

This one is slam bang fun. Lots of action. A very good plot and Jonah having a victory of sorts. Sets up some good future boos too.

Amazing Spider-Man #27

By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Released: Jul 28, 1965

Spider-Man has been captured by the Green Goblin and is at the mercy of the mob! Plus, the final confrontation with the Crime-Master! Will he reveal the Green Goblin's identity?

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6.5

The issue jumps all over the place and feels like it all by itself could have been several books. Lots of action but almost no characterization. Though it still is entertaining.

Star Wars: The Old Republic #1

By: Rob Chestney, Alex Sanchez
Released: Jul 7, 2010

"Threat of Peace" unveils a galaxy on the brink of destruction three hundred years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic!

For decades, the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire have been at war-the Sith have gained control of the Outer Rim, but their efforts to penetrate the Core Worlds have so far been thwarted. Now, repres...

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7.0

Decent enough ending for a mildly entertaining series. Zayne still isn’t enough to carry the arc fully and the ending synopsis is rather eye rolling but in the end it was ok.

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic - War #5

By: John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti
Released: May 9, 2012

Pacifist Jedi Zayne Carrick is both saving and fighting Jedi in this final issue!

Part one of Zayne’s plan to foil the Mandalorian Knights and their misguided leader is complete—but the battle is not yet won. Taking on the Mandalorians face to face is still on the agenda, and Zayne’s questionable team could blow the operation at ...

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Reaper74 reviewed Flash #784 Nov 26, 2022
8.0

Flash is just fun. Everything works and the issue is never boring.

Flash #784

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jul 20, 2022

The search for Barry Allen! Wally and Wallace have arrived on the planet Pariah has trapped Barry on-but it's not quite a happy reunion among the Flashes. The Dark Crisis tie-in storyline continues!

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Reaper74 reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #6 Nov 26, 2022
7.5

Decent enough issue. Lots of good drama with Tim Drake.

Dark Knights of Steel #6

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmin Putri
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Kingdoms are divided. Monarchs have fallen. Families have been torn apart. The Kingdom of Storms, the Amazons, and the Els are on the brink of all-out war. Can Constantine, Lois Lane, and Harley Quinn stop what's coming? Or is the prophecy correct? Do Superman and his family have to die to save the world?

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Reaper74 reviewed The Joker #13 Nov 26, 2022
3.5

Repugnant!

The Joker #13

By: James Tynion IV, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Mar 9, 2022

"Vengeance has spent her short existence waiting for the moment she could kill The Joker, but she knows that if she fulfills her programming, she'll be dragged back into the servitude of the terrifying Knightfallen of Santa Prisca. Jim Gordon may be her only way out, but a revelation close to his heart has the potential to send him down a darker pa...

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Reaper74 reviewed Predator #1 Nov 20, 2022
7.5

Great lead character with decent art. The characterization is spot on and well done. My only gripe is how the Predator picks its targets. They only pick targets worth the hunt with weapons. In essence these people should have known or known something as not all we’re armed. Like I said my only gripe but overall very nice first issue.

Predator #1

By: Ed Brisson, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 10, 2022

HUNT. KILL. REPEAT.
In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a PREDATOR. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won't stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead...or she is. Ed Br...

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Reaper74 reviewed Teen Titans Academy #15 Nov 17, 2022
5.0

Mediocre ending with still some cringe dialogue. The series had hope but turned into a real poop show. Oh well it ended but didn’t.

Teen Titans Academy #15

By: Tim Sheridan, Tom Derenick
Released: May 25, 2022

FINAL ISSUE! In the shadow of the new Titans Tower, the students and faculty decide whether the school is the right place for them.

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Reaper74 rated Avengers #18 Nov 13, 2022
7.5

Avengers #18

By: Stan Lee, Don Heck
Released: Jun 30, 1965

Which Avenger can best the Commissar, iron-fisted dictator of Sin-Cong, one-on-one? The answer isn't who you'd expect!

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Reaper74 rated Tales of Suspense #67 Nov 13, 2022
8.0

Tales of Suspense #67

By: Stan Lee, Don Heck

As Pepper Potts chews Iron Man out for Happy Hogan's departure, Happy himself is taking a one way trip to Shannon, Ireland to get away from his life at Stark Industries.

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Reaper74 rated Strange Tales #134 Nov 13, 2022
7.5

Strange Tales #134

By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

Uatu the Watcher comes from an immortal race, but even HE needs the help of the Fantastic Four!

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Reaper74 reviewed Fantastic Four #40 Nov 12, 2022
8.5

Fun action packed book with only a cop out to give back their powers. That part is the only lazy part and letting Doom go. Otherwise good stuff.

Fantastic Four #40

By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Daredevil continues to fight alongside the FF in defense of the Baxter Building. Will the super team be rudely evicted from their home...by Doctor Doom?

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Reaper74 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #26 Nov 11, 2022
8.5

Great issue except for how Goblin captures Spidy. It just comes up rushed considering Spidy’s powers. Otherwise lots of fun.

Amazing Spider-Man #26

By: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Released: Jun 30, 1965

Who is the mysterious Crime-Master and how does he know the Green Goblin's true identity? And just what are their plans for the Amazing Spider-Man?

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8.0

Finally a really good book in this series. Enjoyable read with a nice plan to take a dreadnaught.

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic - War #4

By: John Jackson Miller, Andrea Mutti
Released: Apr 11, 2012

The battle for the future of the Republic is on!

The Republic, the Mandalorians, and even some of the Jedi are corrupt--so Zayne Carrick is going to take matters fully into his own lightsaber-wielding hands. It's high risk and utterly insane, and the allies Zayne has to work with aren't exactly what you'd call trustworthy . . . but at ...

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Reaper74 reviewed Justice League #70 Nov 9, 2022
4.5

So The Fortress of Solitude gets stolen. Okay. Such a stupid plot point with Leviathan. Man Superman and Batman sure are dumb as a box of rocks in this book. The JLD story was ok.

Justice League #70

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Phil Hester
Released: Dec 29, 2021

Place your bets, folks! The Royal Flush Gang is BACK and ready to take down the Justice League! Find out their connection to Deathstroke and their growing plot to destroy Green Arrow and Batman. Meanwhile, a villain from the Dark Multiverse has returned and he’s about to turn the Justice League Dark’s world upside down! Could this be the end of...

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Reaper74 reviewed Batman / Catwoman #12 Nov 7, 2022
4.0

Well all I can say it’s over and the last page was the best part in the whole series. The whole run literally went nowhere. No one grew, no one did much of anything. And nowhere did anyone talk like a human being.

Batman / Catwoman #12

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 29, 2022

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Batman and Catwoman! As our story concludes, the lovers prepare to take the next steps in their lives together by trading everlasting vows. The Bat/Cat wedding is here, and knowing Bruce and Selina, it'll be anything but conventional. You won't want to miss this final chapter of Tom King's Batman epic!

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