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Loafy Trophy reviewed Batman #139 Nov 9, 2023
8.5

I think this is the single best issue of Zdarsky's run as he spends most of the issue getting into Bruce's head by way of the Joker. The takeover of Batman's mind by Zur felt perfectly organic and Jorge Jimenez bears a lot of the responsibility for that. The way he drew Bruce's eyes in the cowl throughout the issue was on the same level as Greg Capullo during the initial Court of Owls arc. Batman more

Batman #139

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Nov 8, 2023

NEW STORY ARC BEGINS! BATMAN VS. THE JOKER, MORE BRUTAL THAN EVER! Following the cataclysmic events of The Gotham War, Batman finds himself completely isolated from his family, struggling to keep the rage of Zur in check. But he can't stop, because he's out there, haunting the city, taunting the Dark Knight: The Joker. And the new Batman is ready t...

Loafy Trophy reviewed Incredible Hulk #5 Oct 19, 2023
8.0

I thought this was the strongest issue of PKJ's run to date. The first 3 issues felt very, very Hellboy in nature, almost to the point it was distracting. And while I can't entirely shake that feeling this issue, I thought the Bruce-Betty interaction was great and pulled everything back into focus. The bargain she offered Bruce finally pulled the story in a unique direction and I think it creates more

Incredible Hulk #5

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Travel Foreman
Released: Oct 18, 2023

THE SWAMP SIREN REVEALED!
Hulk tracks down the beauty that has been luring man and monster alike to their dooms! An epic brawl breaks out between the Jade Giant, Man-Thing and the true face of the Swamp Siren... ...but even the Jade Giant is not immune to her song! Plus... A backup story featuring a surprise guest character to honor Latin and ...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Batman #138 Oct 12, 2023
6.0

While I can appreciate elements of Zdarsky's run, I gotta say that his take on Batman so far is not my cup of tea. Zdarsky's take is the closest thing we've ever gotten to Frank Miller's Batman in main continuity. He's a loner, a bully and completely driven by the mission. I get that Zur is in control and Bruce has been pushed past his breaking point but so much of this issue comes off as mean-spi more

Batman #138

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 4, 2023

THE GOTHAM WAR CONTINUES! Batman is on the ropes as the Gotham War heats up following a shocking betrayal! It's father versus son, teacher versus student in the knockout fourth chapter of this brutal war. But who is really pulling the strings in this explosive event? Thousands of years have led to this moment!

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daspidaboy - Oct 14, 2023

I remember back in the Discord chat that we were really hyped about Chip Zdarsky Batman run on how it will use Grant Morrison's ideas of Zurr En Ahh. How times have changed now.

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derbycomics reviewed G.O.D.S. #1 Oct 4, 2023
9.0

Jonathan Hickman & Valerio Schiti’s long-teased series finally hit shelves after weeks of promotion from Marvel and complaints from comic book shops frustrated with an expensive number one without the backing of any major Marvel superhero front-and-center on the cover. I’ll leave the marketing strategy debate for other sites and focus my review solely on the issue itself. And boy did this feel more

G.O.D.S. #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti
Released: Oct 4, 2023

JONATHAN HICKMAN RE-INVENTS THE COSMOLOGY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE-POWERS-THAT-BE MEET THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS? The infinite détente between THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS and THE-POWERS-THAT-BE nears an end. Old acquaintances are reunited during a Babylon Event. The Lion of Wolves throws the worst parties. Don't look under t...

Loafy Trophy reviewed G.O.D.S. #1 Oct 5, 2023
8.5

Hickman and Schiti are off to a great start here as they bring readers one of the single most rare things in Big 2 comics: a prominent, centerpiece book starring brand new characters that feel fleshed out and well developed. I was really surprised at, and appreciative of, how self-contained this issue was. Hickman's a notoriously elaborate plotter, which is a big reason he's one of the best writer more

G.O.D.S. #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti
Released: Oct 4, 2023

JONATHAN HICKMAN RE-INVENTS THE COSMOLOGY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE-POWERS-THAT-BE MEET THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS? The infinite détente between THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS and THE-POWERS-THAT-BE nears an end. Old acquaintances are reunited during a Babylon Event. The Lion of Wolves throws the worst parties. Don't look under t...

Loafy Trophy reviewed The Sacrificers #3 Oct 5, 2023
9.5

I mean this in the best possible way, what an absolute gut punch of an issue. Remender and Fuimara do not hold back whatsoever as we finally see what it means to become one of the Sacrificers. This has been one of the two or three best new books of 2023 for me and I can't recommend it enough.

The Sacrificers #3

By: Rick Remender, Dave McCaig
Released: Oct 4, 2023

The one who raises his hand takes the credit. They make speeches about the common good to seduce you and to make themselves stronger. The Old Gods feed on your naive hopes. They can't be defeated.

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daspidaboy reviewed Wonder Woman #1 Sep 24, 2023
8.0

Tom King in the past, has been hits or misses to me. He's like the Rain Johnson of Comic books. It takes a while for me to understand and get into Tom King's works because he often views comic books not as superhero stuff, but psychological ideas.

I heard a lot of hype for Wonder Woman, and I was skeptical. However, I'm pleased to say that I was not dissapointed with this. This had grea more

Wonder Woman #1

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Sep 20, 2023

THE AMAZON WARRIOR IS NOW A WANTED OUTLAW! A NEW ERA FOR THE AMAZON WARRIOR BEGINS, FROM THE SUPERSTAR TEAM OF TOM KING AND DANIEL SAMPERE! After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil. To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extrad...

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Max Power reviewed Wonder Woman #1 Sep 23, 2023
9.5

People seem to have very strong feelings about Tom King.Guess I'm on the fan side. Best Wonder Woman I've read in some time.

Wonder Woman #1

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Sep 20, 2023

THE AMAZON WARRIOR IS NOW A WANTED OUTLAW! A NEW ERA FOR THE AMAZON WARRIOR BEGINS, FROM THE SUPERSTAR TEAM OF TOM KING AND DANIEL SAMPERE! After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil. To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extrad...

Loafy Trophy reviewed Wonder Woman #1 Sep 27, 2023
9.0

King really knows how to piss off the right wing reactionaries, doesn't he?

I thought this was an incredible first issue on all fronts. I loved that the script pulled no punches whatsoever. Right out of the gate, King shines a bright spotlight on the xenophobia and bigotry that runs through the heart of so many Trump-supporting Americans. Even if the ICE stand-in (AXE) came off heavy-h more

Wonder Woman #1

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Sep 20, 2023

THE AMAZON WARRIOR IS NOW A WANTED OUTLAW! A NEW ERA FOR THE AMAZON WARRIOR BEGINS, FROM THE SUPERSTAR TEAM OF TOM KING AND DANIEL SAMPERE! After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil. To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extrad...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Hexagon Bridge #1 Sep 27, 2023
7.5

A slow, but very intriguing start. Blake does a solid job of introducing his world to us without overloading on the details, which can often be a problem in sci-fi, as he chooses to splinter the narrative with multiple sections that each focus on a different character. It's a fairly smart choice that provides the reader with an easy entry into the world. Unfortunately that entry might come off a l more

Hexagon Bridge #1

By: Richard Blake
Released: Sep 20, 2023

MINISERIES PREMIERE
Explorers Jacob and Elena Armlen find themselves trapped in a strange parallel dimension of elusive landscapes and shifting architecture inhabited by mischievous entities. Now it's up to their clairvoyant daughter Adley and sentient robot Staden to rescue them!

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Loafy Trophy added Rare Flavours (2023) to their pull list Sep 27, 2023

Rare Flavours (2023)

Discover the tantalizing tale of Rubin Baksh, a demonic Rakshasa with a down-to-earth dream of becoming the next Anthony Bourdain.

To achieve his vision, Rubin enlists Mo, a filmmaker who has seen better days, to document the world-renowned cuisine of India and the people behind such glorious food.

But little does Mo know that th...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Rare Flavours #1 Sep 27, 2023
9.5

Phenomenal start. Filipe Andrade might be the most underrated artist currently working in comics. He does a masterful job working a variety of colors into nearly every page, which creates something that looks unique while immediately placing the reader into the loud, bright streets of India. The narrative from Ram V also has the potential to be something really special. I loved the Anthony Bourdai more

Rare Flavours #1

By: V. Ram, Filipe Andrade
Released: Sep 20, 2023

Discover the tantalizing tale of Rubin Baksh, a demonic Rakshasa with a down-to-earth dream of becoming the next Anthony Bourdain.

To achieve his vision, Rubin enlists Mo, a filmmaker who has seen better days, to document the world-renowned cuisine of India and the people behind such glorious food.

But little does Mo know that th...

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Screaming Enigma reviewed Catwoman #57 Sep 21, 2023
7.0

Here we are again with a bunch of people over-hating on Tini Howard for whatever reason. That's all I'll say about that. As for the issue itself, I must say that I felt as though it was the weakest issue of the Gotham War crossover so far. I might have given this a 6.5 initially, but I really enjoyed how Howard wrote Nightwing and I also liked the twist at the end of the issue. Hopefully this is j more

Catwoman #57

By: Tini Howard, Nico Leon
Released: Sep 20, 2023

BATMAN/CATWOMAN: THE GOTHAM WAR PART 3! The Gotham War, part three. While Batman finds himself more and more isolated, Selina is never alone. With a volunteer army and two powerful generals by her side, the ballet between her and Bruce enters its next act with a shocking twist.

Loafy Trophy reviewed Damn Them All #7 Aug 14, 2023
8.5

Holy fuck I missed this book so much. Spurrier and Adlard spend a lot of time setting up the next arc here in a perfectly enjoyable read that made me want to dig the first six issues out so I can better bridge the half-year gap between issues.

Damn Them All #7

By: Simon Spurrier, Charlie Adlard
Released: Aug 9, 2023

Undoing the Afterlife's doom will be no easy task, and Ellie will have to try anything she can-and the corpse of her occultist uncle may be the key.

However, fans can expect some unexpected and hellish twists into the heist genre, as the body of Bloody El's late uncle is a prize feverishly sought after by her enemies.

And as if El...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Immortal X-Men #14 Aug 14, 2023
8.0

I'm super impressed with Gillen's writing here as he manages to make spinning a dozen plates at a time look easy.

Immortal X-Men #14

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Aug 9, 2023

TO ME, MY NO ONE. Xavier had a dream. Now he has nothing. This is the Fall of X. He fell. He fell furthest.
Rated T+

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Amazing Psycamorean reviewed Avengers Beyond #4 Aug 13, 2023
5.5

I don't mind the writing here. I think the story could be better executed but whatever. The art is atrocious. Derek Landy had an unsinkable titanic, and Greg Land is the iceberg, holy shit.

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Avengers Beyond #4

By: Derek Landy, Greg Land
Released: Jun 28, 2023

The Lost One stalks our world, the Beyonder watches from orbit and the Avengers prepare to battle...the Bootleg Avengers! Six ordinary people, gifted with amazing powers and abilities they neither earned nor (frankly) deserve, seek to replace Earth's Mightiest Heroes at LITERALLY the worst possible time. And when the Ivory Kings show up to pass jud...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed The Sacrificers #1 Aug 3, 2023
8.0

I've always appreciated the way Remender goes about building the worlds in his stories. They always feel fully fleshed out, wildly unique, and populated with characters that make you want to care about what you're reading. The Sacrificers, while very deliberately paced, does not let down in that regard in the slightest, particularly when it comes to the character designs. I loved the way Fiumara d more

The Sacrificers #1

By: Rick Remender, Dave McCaig
Released: Aug 2, 2023

SERIES PREMIERE
Tomorrow is a harmonious paradise thanks to five families who make everything perfect...for the price of one child per household. Now, as that bill comes due, a son expected to give everything for a family that never loved him and an affluent daughter determined to destroy utopia must unite to end one generation's unnaturally pr...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Incredible Hulk #2 Jul 27, 2023
7.5

I think the thing I'm enjoying the most from these first two issues of the Incredible Hulk is the way PKJ is building his foundation upon both Cates's brief scattershot run and Ewing's seminal take on the character. And I appreciate that he's pushing in a bit of a different, almost Mignola Hellboy influenced, direction. That being said, the pacing is a very deliberate, with a lot of buildup going more

Incredible Hulk #2

By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nic Klein
Released: Jul 26, 2023

The Mother of Horrors demands her freedom! And in order to make it happen, her most dutiful servant - a terrifying monstrosity who calls herself the Eldest - seeks to reclaim that wayward son of monsters: the Hulk himself. Now every eldritch horror and primordial being has its eyes set on the Jade Giant! Meanwhile, on their path to peace and isolat...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Ultimate Invasion #2 Jul 27, 2023
8.5

Hickman has mastered the art of the intricately plotted slow burn and he gives it to us in spades here. I love the concepts Hickman's playing with and I don't think anyone else in comics has as strong or as creative of a voice for The Maker.

Ultimate Invasion #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

The Maker plans to make sure Earth's Mightiest Heroes never become heroes at all. And then he can reshape the universe into exactly what he wants it to be...
Rated T+

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Detective Comics #1073 Jul 13, 2023
7.0

I think I'm in the minority on this, but I prefer Ram's existential horror take on Gotham in Detective vs the multiversal madness that's happening over in Chip's Batman. That being said, I think Ram V struggled a bit this issue with all of the plates he has spinning. We had to touch base with Batman vs Arzen, Jim Gordon, Babs, Nightwing, and more. It made for some awkward transitions between scene more

Detective Comics #1073

By: Ram V, Ivan Reis
Released: Jun 28, 2023

Where there's a will, there's a way. And for Bruce, that will is Batman...because myths don't bleed, right? Well, Batman, with the last ounce of strength he has, will have to test that theory out with the Orghams as he fights through Prince Arzen's three powerful protectors to find out. Hope is not all lost, though, as Jim Gordon and Sorrow rush th...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Fishflies #1 Jul 13, 2023
8.0

Lemire manages to mix two of his favorite topics here, life in a rural town in Canada and surrealist body horror, in what I thought was a very good first issue. I've always been a fan of his scratchy, imperfect watercolor art and I think it's super effective in these type of small town horror stories. Gotta love an oversized first issue at a reasonable price too.

Fishflies #1

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Jul 12, 2023

MINISERIES PREMIERE

JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth) brings you a new tale of small-town surrealist horror in this special extra-length debut issue!

When a brutal and violent crime puts the life of an innocent teenage boy in the balance, it sets off a chain of events in bucolic Bell River, Ontario that will permanently cha...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Phantom Road #5 Jul 13, 2023
9.0

Phantom Road has continuously picked up pace over the course of the first arc and this particular issue was the best one yet. Lemire does such a great job of keeping the reader really off-balance because I have no idea where we're going from here.

Phantom Road #5

By: Jeff Lemire, Jordie Bellaire
Released: Jul 5, 2023

Everything heats up when Dom and Birdie find themselves trapped in the truck by another unending mass of monsters. But a sudden revelation changes the nature of their mission and poses more questions about their cargo than answers.

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Little Monsters #13 May 19, 2023
7.5

The end felt a little too abrupt for me as it felt like we were just scratching the surface on the world Lemire and Nguyen built.

Little Monsters #13

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: May 17, 2023

SERIES FINALE

The heartbreaking conclusion of the epic hit series by the Eisner Award-winning creative team of JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN. Does Romie have the ultimate answer to the young vampires' survival? Is there any spark of optimism to be found amongst the ruins?

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Hulk Annual #1 May 19, 2023
6.5

The found footage portion of the issue didn't really work for me as it's a gimmick that works a little better on film than on paper.

The small peak we got of PKJ's upcoming run was really promising though. You can see some of Mignola's Hellboy influence coming through, which was one of the inspirations PKJ has mentioned in his interviews, and that was really exciting.

Hulk Annual #1

By: David Pepose, Caio Majado
Released: May 17, 2023

HULK VS. GIGANTO!
A documentary crew is on the hunt for a monster at the heart of a gamma radiation leak, but they get much more than they bargained for when they end up on Hulk's angry side - and caught in the middle of a brawl between two unstoppable giants, as Hulk battles an unleashed Giganto! Plus: A special preview, exclusive to this iss...

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Mout reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #25 May 11, 2023
7.0

I believe none of y'all that have been complaining have read the issues when they were married, so stop fucking complaining like it's the end of the world, is isn't.

Amazing Spider-Man #25

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 10, 2023

The past and the present collide in this oversized and monumental 25th issue! Your heart isn't ready for this one.
Rated T

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DeathStroke7505 - May 11, 2023

You'd lose that bet....

tron - May 12, 2023

Why do you think that? Not gonna give a reason? Just wanna sound superior huh? Sounds like your the one who needs to stop fucking complaining about everybody else. Dick.

Loafy Trophy reviewed Batman #135 May 8, 2023
7.5

A really fun finish to an otherwise messy, underbaked story arc. I was on the fence coming into this issue and luckily Zdarsky pushed all the right buttons. I particularly loved the nod to Adam West's Batman and the subtle implication by Chip that he's the best Batman. Jimenez also does yeoman's work here, shifting styles seamlessly from Batman '89 to Dark Knight Returns to the Arkham video games. more

Batman #135

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 3, 2023

It's Batman versus Red Mask in a brutal Gotham that's never known hope! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terrifying infection that Red Mask has unleashed? Only one thing is certain: he won't be able to do it alone. The conclusion to the bestselling The Bat-Man of Gotham is so big it could only be contained in an oversize #900 anniversary issue feat...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Hairball #2 May 8, 2023
9.0

Tyler Jenkins is doing some of the best work of his career on this series. The way so many of the panels are heavily framed in black, particularly the one-sided depictions of a therapy session, adds such a great, claustrophobic feeling. It really makes a strong script from Kindt sing. I'm very, very excited to see where we go from here.

Hairball #2

By: Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins
Released: May 3, 2023

A brand-new supernatural nightmare that's Junji Ito meets Hayao Miyazaki from the Eisner-nominated creators of Fear Case and Apache Delivery Service.

As the young girl's black cat continues to plague her family with horror and tragedy, she decides she must take matters into her own hands to put an end to the feline's evil ways.

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9.0

Waid's ability to produce a fun mystery steeped in as much minor character lore as possible is second to none at the Big Two right now. He's able to cohesively tie so many different parts of the DC Universe together in a way that no other DC writer is doing right now. When paired with Mora's expressive characters and Bonvillain's bold colors you've got one hell of a book.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #14

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Apr 19, 2023

BRUCE WAYNE...A MURDERER? Bruce Wayne's billionaire rival Simon Stagg is dead. And Bruce Wayne is suspect number one! With their friend's freedom and reputation on the line, Superman, Robin, and Metamorpho, the Element Man, join forces to exonerate the Dark Knight's alter ego the best way they can: by finding Stagg's real killer before they strike ...

9.0

Decided to take a shot on this because I liked the creative team + the concept and boy does it deliver. Kelly and Lanzing waste zero time throwing the reader right into the action, delivering on all the promise the space western genre has to offer. Marvel's bread and butter in many of their recent #1's has been the mystery box and I think Guardian's #1 has a really intriguing one (Grootfall) that more

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Collin Kelly, Kev Walker
Released: Apr 12, 2023

WHO ARE THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?
One year ago, the Guardians of the Galaxy were destroyed. Their optimistic future shattered by the betrayal of one of their own. Now they ride the space lanes of a lawless corner of the galaxy, trying to outrun their tragedy. Can they rediscover their heroism and humanity on the bleakest frontier? Can they f...

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Loafy Trophy added Hairball (2023) to their pull list Apr 13, 2023

Hairball (2023)

A brand-new supernatural nightmare that's Junji Ito meets Hayao Miyazaki from the Eisner-nominated creators of Fear Case and Apache Delivery Service.

A young girl with a black cat begins to suspect the innocuous beast is behind all her troubles: her parents' fighting, family plagues, and innumerable supernatural horrors. As she tries her ...

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