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TSMack dropped Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) from their pull list Sep 24, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy (2020)

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars...

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TSMack liked this:
5.0

The first page has me already disgusted at the division and wokeness that Cantwell continues to push in this comic. So Sam Wilson, one of Steve Rogers' best friends, if not a brother, says to Steve that he can't "validate" Steve because he PROBABLY is a descendant of slave owners. Again, let me it make clear: out of two people who have nothing but respect for each other and are as close as brother more

The United States of Captain America #4

By: Christopher Cantwell, Ron Lim
Released: Sep 22, 2021

John Walker (A.K.A. the U.S.Agent) and Bucky Barnes (a.k.a. the Winter Soldier) join the fight against a vicious Captain America impostor and his shadowy patrons. As the chase leads them to interrupt a break-in at one of the most secure facilities in the country, the true magnitude of the forces arrayed against them finally becomes clear. But are t...

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daspidaboy - Sep 22, 2021

Okay, so can you please elaborate further on your problems with the first page? You're unhappy that Sam Wilson says people can't validate Steve Rogers because he might be a descendent of slave owners. Is that true?

Merlyn - Sep 22, 2021

I'm unhappy that Sam and Steve, two best friends, two people who have been through so much are put by Cantwell in a position where Sam is saying to Steve that he can't validate him because of what his ancestors may have done. Do you realize how poisonous of a world view that it? To blame one of your best friends for something one of his ancestors MAY have done hundreds of years ago? It's frivolous and frankly, it's pretty racist too.

TSMack reviewed Captain America #256 Sep 22, 2021
7.0

It was interesting to see the revisiting of an old Tales of Suspense story, but Demon Druid was a pretty lame antagonist for Cap.

Captain America #256

By: Bill Mantlo, Gene Colan

Memories of past adventures bring Captain America to England's Greymoor Castle. Once there, Captain America must confront the ghosts of his past as he teams up with the mysterious Cedric Rawlings to stop villainous Druid!

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TSMack reviewed Avengers #206 Sep 21, 2021
7.0

Very mediocre script by Mantlo. Another forgettable super-villain was introduced. Colan's artwork was serviceable.

Avengers #206

By: Bill Mantlo, Gene Colan

An industrial spy seems to take his own life to ensure his secrets. However, in the aftermath of his bomb, the saboteur becomes the flame-wielding Pyron! Who is this mysterious Pyron, and what secrets about the Avengers was he willing to take to the grave?

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8.0

I know people are getting tired to seeing Harley and Joker piss-takes, but it goes full in on character dynamics. Especially between Jason and Harley on how they still feel Joker's bad influence on them. Meanwhile the other character interactions feel pretty nice like how Plastique and Mad Dog interact. Of course, I could've done without a summary spoiling what's supposed to be a surprise cliffhan more

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2

By: Brian Azzarello, Alex Maleev
Released: Sep 8, 2021

After turning the tables on the Suicide Squad, The Joker gained control of the device that could detonate the bomb implanted in each of the team members’ heads. Now forced to do The Joker’s bidding, Red Hood, Harley, and the rest of Task Force X find themselves hunted by a newly formed Squad with a single mission: kill the previous Squad and ta...

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TSMack reviewed Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2 Sep 20, 2021
8.0

Not as good as the first issue but it was still a good read. Azzarello's dialogue was clunky in some spots. We don't know Waller's fate in this issue. Will we see her again? I can't believe that the teaser gave away the ending. Whoever wrote it at DC should know better.

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2

By: Brian Azzarello, Alex Maleev
Released: Sep 8, 2021

After turning the tables on the Suicide Squad, The Joker gained control of the device that could detonate the bomb implanted in each of the team members’ heads. Now forced to do The Joker’s bidding, Red Hood, Harley, and the rest of Task Force X find themselves hunted by a newly formed Squad with a single mission: kill the previous Squad and ta...

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8.0

Justice League: Last Ride #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Sep 15, 2021

APOKOLIPS-NOT AS SAFE A PLACE TO HIDE A WAR CRIMINAL AS YOU’D THINK! The Justice League has been tasked with bringing the master of war crimes, your one and only Lobo, to trial in order to account for a life of treachery. But while the League thought Apokolips would be the safest place to store a wanted murderer, there are others out on the hunt ...

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Merlyn reviewed The Joker #7 Sep 14, 2021
7.0

I'm starting to have flashbacks to the Joker War storyline where it seems like Tynion doesn't know how to continue the story and he's just stalling for time. I really, really hope I'm wrong but we're at the half of it and we have so very few answers.

The Joker #7

By: Sam Johns, Sweeney Boo
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Très bien-the Joker visits Paris! Gordon must get to Joker ahead of the Sampsons, but has the Clown Prince set an ambush for his pursuers? Plus, Barbara fights for her life after her introduction to the new Talon! Punchline backup: The search for Kelly Ness-Punchline’s former friend who is also in Blackgate Penitentiary-begins.

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TSMack - Sep 16, 2021

I decided not to pick this one up. It's become a slow crawl, & DC is price gouging its customers at $6. It's just not worth it anymore.

TSMack reviewed Superman and the Authority #3 Sep 16, 2021
7.5

Better than the last issue. I didn't care for the change in artists in the flashback scene. How the team accessed June's dreamworld & the physics supporting it were a little confusing.

Superman and the Authority #3

By: Grant Morrison, Travel Foreman
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Superman put the Authority back together, but why? What threat is out there that only this group can contend with? The Ultra-Humanite, of course! This fearsome foe is forming a team of his own, one designed to go fist-to-fist with the Authority. It will be their baptism in battle to prove if Superman is right that regardless of who we are, there is...

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TSMack rated Batman #112 Sep 16, 2021
8.0

Batman #112

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 8, 2021

A story over a year in the making and set into motion with Infinite Frontier #0, Fear State begins! Batman played into the hands of the Scarecrow, who has unleashed a coordinated attack on Gotham City through his manipulation of Simon Saint and Peacekeeper-01! But there are other forces at work with the emergence of an Anti-Oracle spreading fake ne...

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TSMack reviewed Batman/Catwoman #7 Sep 13, 2021
8.0

The question at the end is what did the Joker tell Andrea to keep her from killing him? Andrea then tries to kill Selina which is what she was going to do initially since she is viewed as a Joker accomplice. Her son is dead, that was shown earlier in this series, so what was it?

Batman/Catwoman #7

By: Tom King, Liam Sharp
Released: Sep 8, 2021

When Batman begins to doubt Catwoman’s allegiance, it leads to trouble on the streets of Gotham. Who does Selina support: Joker, Phantasm, or the Dark Knight? Well, he’ll soon find out that some questions are better left unasked. If he’s going to test her loyalty, she’s going to test his mettle. Thus, Bruce Wayne finds himself locked in a b...

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TSMack rated Savage She-Hulk #14 Sep 11, 2021
7.0

Savage She-Hulk #14

By: David Anthony Kraft, Mike Vosburg

Hellcat and Man-Wolf fight She-Hulk in an effort to gain her help saving the Other Realm!

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TSMack rated Savage She-Hulk #1 Sep 11, 2021
7.0

Savage She-Hulk #1

By: Stan Lee, John Buscema

She-Hulk's first appearance and origin issue! Check it out!

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8.0

Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 25, 2021

A Special Encore Return to the World of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY by the Original Creative Team!
SPIDER-MAN. He's a threat. He's a menace. And J. JONAH JAMESON will do whatever it takes to make the world see it! But in this companion piece to last year's hit miniseries SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, will the decades of his obsession bear fruit for Jonah....

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TSMack is now following Dan Sep 11, 2021

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TSMack reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 10, 2021
7.5

If you like a fast paced, action oriented story involving many of Marvel's premier superheroes then this issue is for you. Personally, I am going to skip the next issue since it is not quite good enough to justify the continued outlay.

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
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7.5

Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1

By: James Tynion IV, Riccardo Federici
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The event over a year in the making begins Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe! Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0 and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might h...

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TSMack is now following Quinn Sep 7, 2021

Quinn

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TSMack reviewed Moon Knight #1 Sep 7, 2021
8.0

The most interesting part of this issue was Knight's discussion with Dr. Sterman about who he is. The fight scenes were just OK.

Moon Knight #1

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Jul 21, 2021

I AM MOON KNIGHT!
The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a ...

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TSMack reviewed Detective Comics #1042 Aug 31, 2021
7.5

I thought Mandy's story & Bog's artwork were both good. Batman's willpower saves the day in the end. The story with Red Hood was interesting. Overall, not a bad issue.

Detective Comics #1042

By: Mariko Tamaki, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Batman rampages through the underworld of Gotham! Driven to a violent madness courtesy of the Jury’s “Vile” serum, the Dark Knight crushes bones, makes a scene, and gives costumed vigilantes in Gotham a very bad name. But will the Jury’s plan backfire? Can a violent rage-machine packed with money, weapons, and an insatiable bloodlust possib...

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7.0

Legends of the Dark Knight #8

By: Stephanie Phillips, Max Dunbar
Released: May 19, 2021

HAUNTED FINALE! As the Penguin and his henchmen attack Wayne Manor to try and get the mysterious box back, Batman has holographically taken himself back in time, to solve the case of the West End Wrath's murders, and what he discovers will change the way he views The Wayne Family and Gotham City forever. Don't miss this propulsive finale!

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7.0

Legends of the Dark Knight #7

By: Stephanie Phillips, Max Dunbar
Released: May 12, 2021

HAUNTED PART 1! Rising creative team Stephanie Phillips and Max Dunbar spin the tale of a cold case in Gotham City. The West End Wrath, a killer who was never caught who ended the lives of many affluent businessmen in the city. Bruce Wayne bids on a mysterious box that holds the answer to the century-old West End Wrath killings, but the Penguin wan...

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TSMack commented on this:
3.0

This is trash. This is very unfunny, and it doesn't realize that it's not good. This is a terrible comic, and I hope people stay away.

Suicide Squad: King Shark #1

By: Tim Seeley, Scott Kolins
Released: Aug 4, 2021

King Shark and unfortunate tagalong, The Defacer, are swept into a mystical tournament for totemic animal spirits, at the behest of King Shark's father, the God of Sharks!

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TSMack - Aug 30, 2021

It was actually one of the better FCBD books, which isn't saying much. How do you request to have a book or series added for review on this site?

Psycamorean - Aug 30, 2021

You just have to ask Dan, the site administrator.

TSMack rated Uncanny X-Men #143 Aug 28, 2021
8.0

Uncanny X-Men #143

By: Chris Claremont, John Byrne
Released: Mar 18, 1981

When Kitty Pryde is left behind at the mansion alone, she's attached by a N'garai demon. Can the newest X-Man handle the villain all by her lonesome?

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TSMack reviewed Thor #305 Aug 25, 2021
7.5

Gruenwald was one of Marvel's finest writers during this period. Pollard's art is John Buscema-esque.

Thor #305

By: Mark Gruenwald, Keith Pollard

Thor is in for some unexpected trouble when the Air-Walker finds him instead of the Silver Surfer! Will Thor have to clean up the Surfer’s mess…and face Air-Walker alone?

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daspidaboy reviewed Avengers Annual #1 Aug 25, 2021
1.0

Well what can I say? This is yet another forgettable crossover from Marvel Comics.

I understand this is supposed to be a harmless fun crossover but I reread every single annual and this ain't fun. It has mediocre and inconsistent Art (only exception is the thor annual), unsatisfactory endings, and bland characters. A story featuring the most popular marvel superheroes and Infinity stone more

Avengers Annual #1

By: Jed MacKay, Travel Foreman
Released: Aug 25, 2021

"INFINITE DESTINIES" CONCLUDES!
The last secret of the Infinity Stones and Infinity Stone-Bearers is revealed here. Meet the new character who beats Captain America and Iron Man within an inch of their lives. What saves them? This character's other desires.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: The conclusion of "Infinite Fury"!
Rated T+

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TSMack - Aug 25, 2021

It's sad to see Marvel's flagship title sink so low. I've been staying away from it due to the poor reviews.

Merlyn - Aug 25, 2021

@TSMack: Aaron's run sucks pretty much but this was decent. It made me slightly interested in the whole "people connected to infinity stones". Though I'm not sure I care to read his Black Cat for it, that run is pretty bad.

7.0

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #52

By: Roger Stern, Rick Leonardi

Spider-Man battles Gideon and his foot soldiers, who have wounded the White Tiger, Spidey's ally.

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7.0

Bao reminds me of the feisty, but not too bright, little brother who keeps coming at big brother and gets the crap beat out of him each time. Okay, we get it...Bao was bullied at school by the bigoted white rich kids. I bought this book because of Red Hood's all too brief appearance. Punchline was really the star. I found it hard to really care much about Bao. He needs more development other more

Batman: Secret Files: Clownhunter #1

By: Ed Brisson, Rosi Kmpe
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Clownhunter’s brutal mission to hunt down all the clowns from The Joker War continues! The untrained but focused vigilante stalks a boss-level clown, but his luck might be running out as he walks into an ambush set by Punchline! In a horrific parallel to his days at Gotham Academy, Clownhunter finds himself overwhelmed and outgunned...just the ty...

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TSMack liked this:
4.5

This is just... odd. But what else can one expect from Morrison? They're just an odd writer. I really had trouble getting through this one. It's just really not as fun as they think it is.

Superman and the Authority #2

By: Grant Morrison, Evan Cagle
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loo...

TSMack reviewed Superman and the Authority #2 Aug 23, 2021
6.0

The Superman / Black parts were ok. The Nat Irons part was cringe worthy. The Midnighter / Apollo part was meh. The June Moone / Enchantress part I didn't understand. Was it all a delusion in her unwell mind?

Superman and the Authority #2

By: Grant Morrison, Evan Cagle
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loo...

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