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things as they are rated Batman #113 Sep 23, 2021
6.5

Batman #113

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Ghost-Maker reveals a dark revelation about his past connection to Jonathan Crane while Batman puts together the pieces of Scarecrow’s master plan. Using the Unsanity Collective’s technology, the villain plans to detonate a “Fear Bomb” in Gotham City! Backup: Clownhunter has been dosed by the Scarecrow with a deadly fear toxin and is now tr...

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things as they are rated Moon Knight #3 Sep 23, 2021
7.5

Moon Knight #3

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Miles Morales: Spider-Man 10th ANNIVERSARY Variant Cover by GREG LAND
An apostate priest, Moon Knight has taken on Khonshu's duty as his own. To the people he protects, this is a blessing. To Hunter's Moon, this is sacrilege. It is no small thing, to betray a god and take on his role. And when the Fist of Khonshu offers shelter to vampires, the...

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8.0

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

By: Al Ewing, Juan Frigeri
Released: Sep 22, 2021

THE LAST ANNIHILATION CONCLUDES!
•  The Guardians and their allies are being overrun on all fronts by the Mindless Armies of Dormammu. There's only one hope for the galaxy as we know it.
•   ROCKET RACCOON has a plan. All he needs to know is Dormammu's weak spot.
•   Dormammu doesn't have a weak spot.
•   Uh-oh.
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7.0

X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Sep 22, 2021

YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU!
•  The X-Men's greatest foe, mutantkind's primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders...
•  The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything.
•  The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a sma...

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9.0

Death of Doctor Strange #1

By: Jed MacKay, Lee Garbett
Released: Sep 22, 2021

DEATH COMES FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME!
Doctor Stephen Strange is the world's greatest neurosurgeon and Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. He defends our planet from the supernatural and interdimensional threats no other hero is equipped to handle. But what would happen if he unexpectedly died? Who would protect Earth and keep the mystical evils at bay? A...

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things as they are rated X-Men #3 Sep 23, 2021
8.0

X-Men #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 22, 2021

EVOLUTION IS THE ENEMY!
The X-Men are no strangers to being targeted for their genes...but when the High Evolutionary returns with his brand of unnatural selection, the survival of the whole planet is at stake!

Rated T+

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7.5

Spider-Woman #15

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Sep 15, 2021

• WHO IS THE AETERNUM?! He's incredibly powerful and more than happy to destroy Jessica Drew and anyone else standing in his way.
•  The fight of Jess' life lands on her doorstep and puts her best friend and child in danger. Uh-oh - for Aeternum - as Jess WILL NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY!

Rated T+

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7.5

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Sep 15, 2021

HABEAS CORPSES!
•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

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8.5

Fantastic Four #35

By: Dan Slott, John Romita
Released: Sep 15, 2021

A TITANIC 60TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang's final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Join the FF and some special surpris...

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8.5

Eternals: Thanos Rises #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Dustin Weaver
Released: Sep 15, 2021

• Eternals are created, not born. They have families, but their families make no new children.
•  It's simply not what Eternals do.  
•  Some of them thought they could find a way to change that and believed it would be for the best.
•  They were terribly, terribly wrong.

Rated T+

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7.5

Future State: Gotham #5

By: Dennis Culver, Rafael Grampa
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Peacekeeper Red vs. the Next Batman-to the death! Captured and surrounded by psychopaths, Red Hood and the Next Batman must battle each other…to the death! It’s a throwdown for the ages! And they’re only too happy to do it! Plus, the origins of the newest Bat-villain, Warmonger, are revealed!

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things as they are rated Iron Man #12 Sep 15, 2021
7.0

Iron Man #12

By: Christopher Cantwell, Angel Unzueta
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Iron Man is a long way from Earth. He now stands on the decks of Galactus' worldship, Taa II, in deep space, and though he doesn't have to face the World-Eater himself this time around, he certainly has to deal with the ship's most brutal and lethal defenses. If he manages to survive those, it's only a matter of moments before Tony Stark will have ...

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8.5

Kang the Conqueror #2

By: Collin Kelly, Carlos Magno
Released: Sep 15, 2021

A young, rebellious and idealistic Kang finds himself in Ancient Egypt, where an older version of himself is ruling with an iron fist as the pharaoh Rama-Tut. When the Moon Knight draws young Kang into a battle against his future self, tragedy strikes. But will it knock Nathaniel off the course of his destiny or lock him into one path forever?
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things as they are rated King Spawn #1 Aug 27, 2021
8.5

King Spawn #1

By: Sean Lewis, Javier Fernandez
Released: Aug 25, 2021

A historical NEW ongoing SPAWN series begins!

The launch of this book, nearly three decades in the making, further expands the SPAWN UNIVERSE with a growing presence of Hell, Heaven, and Heroes here on Earth.

A classic villain from Spawn's past has begun asserting his powers on Earth by corrupting as many souls as possible. And on...

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7.5

Not bad but he's not a very interesting character either, that's why they had to use one of the batkids to attract an audience.

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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7.5

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry
Released: Aug 11, 2021

WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
By choosing to keep the symbiote, Spider-Man let himself become a monster. Now, with the help of Mary Jane and the Fantastic Four, he's managed to reclaim control. But if the symbiote can't have Peter, then it will just have to take the rest of the Marvel Universe. The shocking finale of this bold new approach...

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things as they are rated X-Force #22 Aug 12, 2021
8.0

X-Force #22

By: Ben Percy, Robert Gill
Released: Aug 11, 2021

FATAL FLORA!
The material makeup of MAN-SLAUGHTER has been used to infect and control an army of unwilling agents!  Can X-FORCE get to the root of the problem before DR. BLOODROOT kills again?
Parental Advisory

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things as they are rated Defenders #1 Aug 12, 2021
7.0

Defenders #1

By: Al Ewing, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Aug 11, 2021

SUPERSTARS AL EWING & JAVIER RODR GUEZ REUNITE FOR A COSMOS-COLLIDING JOURNEY!
When existence itself faces extraordinary threats, it needs an extraordinary defense! That's when you call...THE DEFENDERS!
DOCTOR STRANGE and the MASKED RAIDER take a non-team of Marvel's weirdest, wildest heroes on a mission that will uncover the hidden archite...

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7.0

Batman: Urban Legends #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Red Hood: The epic “Cheer” story line reaches its conclusion, and Red Hood’s alliance with Batman will be forever changed. Will the former Dynamic Duo get the Cheerdrop drug off the streets for good? Or will they forever be at the mercy of the villain who created it? And will Red Hood find a new home for Tyler, the boy he’s sworn to protect...

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7.5

Batman: Urban Legends #3

By: Che Grayson, Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque
Released: May 12, 2021

• The mystery around Cole Cash and HALO deepens as Batman takes a more active role investigating the man known as Grifter. But other villains in Gotham have begun to notice what Grifter is up to, and they’re about to attempt an assassination! How long can the unlikely team-up between this Dynamic Duo last?
• The Outsiders epic reaches ...

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6.5

Batman: Urban Legends #2

By: Cecil Castellucci, Eddy Barrows
Released: Apr 14, 2021

The new Batman anthology series continues! In part two of Chip Zdarsky and Eddy Barrows’s epic Batman/Red Hood story, Jason Todd has taken a man’s life, and now his mission is to keep the dead man’s young son safe. But Batman plans to take down Jason before he can make another mistake.
Then, in chapter two of Matthew Rosenberg and Ry...

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7.5

The Me You Love in the Dark #1

By: Skottie Young, Jorge Corona
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without re...

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2.0

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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Merlyn reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #1 Jul 27, 2021
1.5

If there was no name on the cover I still would have known who wrote this. All the cliches are there, there is not an original bone in Tom Taylor's body. The refuse to use the classic catchphrase "Truth, Justice and the American Way" because in his leftist mind America sucks, the tireless complaining about climate change (that's not why those fires are happening in California btw, you have to be v more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - Sep 19, 2021

There wasn't much to the character at the time Bendis showed up. An ok Super Sons book is about all. If they deaged Jon tomorrow, it doesn't mean anything would be better.

Dc Fan of Sorts - Sep 19, 2021

What I'm saying is this is what we have now and the writers are going to have to deal with. It's now beyond just blaming bendis.

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1.0

Headed to a $1 near you soon. Tom Taylor is a horrible writer.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

9.0

Immortal Hulk #49

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Aug 4, 2021

• This is the gate into the city of suffering. To the hurt that never ends. This gate is for the lost.
•  The gate is a thing of divine power - a thing of forever. But even for the strongest one there is, it bears the warning:
•  ABANDON HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE.
Rated T+

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things as they are rated Geiger #5 Aug 7, 2021
9.5

Geiger #5

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Allies... or a different kind of enemy? Geiger's quest to find sanctuary takes him deep inside a remnant of the old world and face to face with the desperate survivors within. When a heartbreaking discovery puts them at odds with Geiger, an ancient warrior is awakened with one mission: bring down Geiger, dead or alive!

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things as they are rated X-Men #2 Aug 7, 2021
8.0

X-Men #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 4, 2021

ALWAYS BET ON X!
As threats hurtle toward the Earth from all sides, the fearless X-Men fight a seemingly unstoppable wave of annihilation...but even more dangerous threats lurk in the darkness, ready to strike in secret.
Rated T+

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things as they are rated Hellions #14 Aug 7, 2021
8.5

Hellions #14

By: Zeb Wells, Roge Antonia
Released: Aug 4, 2021

THE LOCUS VILE RETURNS!
TARN THE UNCARING and his murderous LOCUS VILE take revenge on MR. SINISTER and the HELLIONS! But the Hellions are ready for the rematch! Well...sort of.
Parental Advisory

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things as they are reviewed Sinister War #2 Aug 7, 2021
7.0

What the hell happened here? This looks like the roller coaster, pick up the story and then drop it, Spencer dude, really?

Sinister War #2

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Spidey's classic problem has been multiplied by two and you don't even know the HALF of it. Twelve of Spidey's greatest villains are out for blood: Spider-Man's and each other's! Ock and Vulture make their big plays this issue that are going to shake up NYC in ways you didn't think were possible!
Rated T+

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