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9.5

I was recommended to read this by LoafyTrophy. I met this recommendation with derision and spite, of course, as it is my natural state. However, like in this book, the paths we take are often surprising! So, here I am, with a foot firmly planted in mouth. This series is great. From the writing, to the pencils, to the coloring. It evokes a solid tone, and the themes are drilled into the reader with more

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr Collected

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade

Humanity is on the verge of discovering immortality. As a result, the avatar of Death is cast down to Earth to live a mortal life in Mumbai as twenty-something Laila Starr.

Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born. Will Laila take ...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Detective Comics #1062 Jul 28, 2022
9.0

Weird, moody and impeccably drawn are some of the things that come to mind when thinking about this issue. Ram V is at the top of his game here, bringing a take on Barbatos that more in line with the Dark Knight, Dark City version than the recent Scott Snyder work. It set up just the right amount of internal doubt in Bruce and the brief scenes with the Orghams created a great sense of mystery in r more

Detective Comics #1062

By: Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 27, 2022

GOTHAM NOCTURNE PART 1 OF 4: OVERTURE. It's a new era for the detective of the night as we introduce award-winning new series writer Ram V (Catwoman, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), and artist extraordinaire Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Superman/Batman)! Together, they'll be turning Gotham into a tragic yet beautiful gothic opera for our ...

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7.0

I think Jock's inexperience as a writer shone through a little here. Every page with Croc was a treat to look at and there were lots of cool homages to Miller's work on DKR, but the plot was a bit thin and wrapped up rather conveniently. And while the story was lacking a touch of originality, it's hard to argue with Jock's interpretation of the character. His Batman is smart, driven, compassionate more

Batman: One Dark Knight #3

By: Jock
Released: Jul 27, 2022

From the sewers under Gotham to the roiling waters of the harbor, Batman's march toward Blackgate Prison is nearing its end...but far from being a passive prisoner, E.M.P. has his own mission to fulfill-and there's no way he's letting the Dark Knight stop him from carrying it out!

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Swamp Thing #15 Jul 28, 2022
8.5

It's hard not to just copy/paste my review of last month's issue. Just a great book, that captures everything that's unique about this contemplative, philosophically-driven character.

Swamp Thing #15

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 27, 2022

The Earth stands on the precipice of destruction as the Parliament of Trees considers a truly dangerous proposal from the Pale Pilgrim. Now Swamp Thing is all that stands between the natural world and Armageddon...or is he? Enter Trinity-an unprecedented being created by humankind's most destructive moment who may prove to be our only hope of salva...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #15 Jul 26, 2022
9.0

Still great. Ram V scrambling to make a better/equal quality thesis than Alan Moore did during "Return of Good Gumbo". Peak Swamp Thing once again!

Swamp Thing #15

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 27, 2022

The Earth stands on the precipice of destruction as the Parliament of Trees considers a truly dangerous proposal from the Pale Pilgrim. Now Swamp Thing is all that stands between the natural world and Armageddon...or is he? Enter Trinity-an unprecedented being created by humankind's most destructive moment who may prove to be our only hope of salva...

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8.5

I just can't get enough of Lemire and Sorrentino collaborations. Don't want to spoil too much, but if you were a fan of Gideon Falls, this one will be right up your alley.

The Bone Orchard Mythos: The Passageway #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 15, 2022

From the creative team of GIDEON FALLS and PRIMORDIAL comes the first book in a bold and ambitious new shared horror universe! When a geologist is sent to a remote lighthouse to investigate strange phenomenon he finds a seemingly endless pit in the rocks. But what lurks within and how will he escape its pull?

THE PASSAGEWAY is the first of...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 Jul 15, 2022
8.0

Really fun, if slightly chaotic issue. Duggan was able to deftly keep all the plates spinning while doing yeoman's work in setting up some intriguing plot lines going forward.

The star of the issue was Emma Frost, and nearly every one of her interactions was perfect. The mental conversation between Scott and Emma was probably the highlight of the issue. I thought Duggan was really smar more

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jul 13, 2022

NEW TEAM REVEALED!
At last year's gala, mutants changed the face of the solar system, terraforming Mars and claiming it for mutantkind. Do you think you can afford to miss this year's gala, all contained in this one over-sized issue!?
RATED T+

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9.0

If I had a nickel every time Tom King wrote an event tie-in that ends up becoming the best part of said event, I'd have a couple of nickels.

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

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DVE - Jul 14, 2022

Are you talking about that one Darkseid War Green Lantern comic he wrote

Loafy Trophy reviewed Mind MGMT: Bootleg #1 Jul 13, 2022
9.0

Very, very happy to have more Mind MGMT back in my life. The original 36 issue run has a permanent place in my heart and Bootleg does a great job getting right to the core of the reasons why. Kindt continues to make use of every single page in the issue, including the inner cover in ways that are both meta and really make the reader think. This time around we follow Kito, a young man in Zanzibar a more

Mind MGMT: Bootleg #1

By: Matt Kindt, Farel Dalrymple
Released: Jul 6, 2022

MIND MGMT is: weird, mind-blowing, paranoid storytelling. It is the first ever comic book from Flux House, Matt Kindt's all-new imprint which features crime, science fiction, and humor stories, all told in startling and untraditional ways. Upcoming publications will take many forms, and the polybagged variant versions of MIND MGMT will contain a ca...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Murder Falcon Collected Jul 13, 2022
8.5

Daniel Warren Johnson's love of music and metal shines through on every page of this surprisingly heartfelt tale. The way Jake was able to rediscover himself through his music, with the help of his trusted pal Murder Falcon and the rest of his bandmates, was actually really touching. By the time you get to the final issue, as the world sings into back into the void with Jake, the book damn near ha more

Murder Falcon Collected

By: Daniel Warren Johnson

The world is under attack by hideous monsters, and Jake's life is falling apart-until he meets Murder Falcon. He was sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil, but he can't do it without Jake shredding up a storm. Now, with every chord Jake plays on his guitar, the power of metal fuels Murder Falcon into all-out kung fu fury on those that seek to con...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Mindset #1 Jul 13, 2022
6.0

I kind of struggled with this one a bit. Kaplan's dialogue was all over the place and I'm really not sure what I learned this issue that the basic premise hadn't already told me. I did enjoy Pearson's art though. Felt like a good mix of Martin Simmonds from Dept of Truth and Alvaro Martinez Bueno from another Tynion title: Nice House on the Lake.

Mindset #1

By: Zack Kaplan, John Pearson
Released: Jun 29, 2022

When an introverted tech geek accidentally discovers mind control, he and his friends do something unexpected - they put the science into an app to help users break their technology addiction. But as their Mindset app achieves a dangerous cult following, lies, conspiracies, and murder come to light. Are they helping people or controlling them?

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Loafy Trophy added Aquaman: Andromeda to their pull list Jul 13, 2022

Aquaman: Andromeda

Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something...else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that str...

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Loafy Trophy dropped Oblivion Song from their pull list Jul 13, 2022

Oblivion Song

A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole...won't. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe...Nathan is looking for something e...

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Loafy Trophy dropped The Rush from their pull list Jul 13, 2022

The Rush

This Hungry Earth Reddens Under Snowclad Hills.
1899, Yukon Territory. A frozen frontier, bloodied and bruised by the last great Gold Rush. But in the lawless wastes to the North, something whispers in the hindbrains of men, drawing them to a blighted valley, where giant spidertracks mark the snow and impossible guns roar in the night.
To ...

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Loafy Trophy dropped Monkey Meat from their pull list Jul 13, 2022

Monkey Meat

MINISERIES PREMIERE

DJELIYA creator JUNI BA introduces a new fantasy universe in this ANTHOLOGY SERIES! The Monkey Meat Company made its fortune selling cans of processed meat all around the world. Using that money to fuel their wacky experiments, they turned their native island into a magical hyper-capitalist hellscape where even demons h...

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Loafy Trophy dropped Step By Bloody Step from their pull list Jul 13, 2022

Step By Bloody Step

An armored giant and a helpless child. Together they cross an astonishing world brimming with beasts, bandits, and-deadliest by far-civilizations...  If they stop walking, the earth itself forces them onwards. WHY? The child can't ask. She and her guardian have no language, no memory, nothing-except each other.
Multiple-Eisner nominee...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Immortal X-Men #3 Jul 13, 2022
9.0

I love when writers both embrace and enhance the ideas of those that came before. So I'm very happy to say that Kieron Gillen really has just taken the baton from Hickman and sprinted off like he's channeling Usain Bolt at the Olympics.

This issue was just fantastic. The ongoing mental chess match between Destiny and Sinister is fascinating to me as they're both perfect foils for one a more

Immortal X-Men #3

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Jun 22, 2022

THE DESTINY OF X!
Over one hundred years ago, Irene Adler wrote twelve books.
A sequel is long overdue.
RATED T+

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8.5

This book is always a standout every month, just because it reads as such a love letter to the Silver Age of comics. Waid's dialogue is peppy and crisp and the interactions between Superman and Batman make the reader feel like they're actually friends on a deep, relatable level. It's so refreshing compared to the constant "let's make them fight each other" or "let's make Batman a dick to Superman" more

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #4

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jun 22, 2022

As Robin and Supergirl race to retrieve the secrets of the Devil Nezha from ancient China, Batman and Superman get more than they bargained for in the present! To save humanity from the fires of the demon, the World's Finest must go toe-to-toe with the protector of Sector 2814...Hal Jordan.

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Swamp Thing #14 Jul 13, 2022
8.5

I'm a very, very big fan of Ram V right now and this book is a huge reason why. It captures so many elements of what made the Moore, Totleben, and Bissette run magic, without directly stealing anything from those great comics or requiring you to read them (which you should anyways). The debate between Swampy and the alien flora was near perfect and allowed Perkins to really stretch his legs in an more

Swamp Thing #14

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jun 29, 2022

As the corruptive force of industry eats away at the Earth, the Green has called upon a deadly form of alien flora in a desperate and misguided attempt to wipe the slate clean. Swamp Thing's attempts to save the planet from this alien plague quickly prove inadequate; it's time for someone more experienced with spacebound threats to enter the fray: ...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Robin #15 Jul 13, 2022
6.0

Somewhat of a miss here as Williamson treads over some very well-worn territory in regards to Damian's parentage. The issue really doesn't feel like it's adding anything new to the relationship between Talia, Bruce, and Damian. I hate using the word "filler" but this is basically the definition of it.

Robin #15

By: Joshua Williamson, Roger Cruz
Released: Jun 29, 2022

Damian Wayne is back from the Shadow War and licking his wounds the best way a Wayne knows how...brooding (duh). But in light of the shocking death in the al Ghul family, Robin resolves to dig deeper into the world of the Demon...and a return to Lazarus Island-with Flatline at his side-leaves him with yet another shocking revelation!  

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Little Monsters #5 Jul 13, 2022
8.5

This is just a consistently great book. I think the monochromatic coloring choices Nguyen is making are really elevating his linework. The stark contrast it creates when he does put just a hint of red on the page adds a bit of danger to everything as well.

Little Monsters #5

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Jul 6, 2022

Previously, the young vampires found themselves in a human compound, and it ended in a bloody mess. Now, running from the wreckage, they've split into two groups: one helping young human Laura, the other being hunted by an unknown assailant.

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Batman #125 Jul 13, 2022
7.5

Intriguing, ambitious start from Zdarsky and co. He throws a ton at the reader here and it mostly sticks. Jimenez work on the title has somehow gotten better with the past 6 months off and he produced some stunning looking action sequences that paired nicely with Chip's bombastic script.

Batman #125

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 6, 2022

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy's involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight's nightmares are just beginni...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed X-Men: Red #3 Jun 17, 2022
9.0

An absolute banger of an issue. I love the way Ewing is integrating Arakko and it's culture into the larger Marvel universe in a way that no other writer has managed yet. The chess match between Brand and Storm is extremely well written, as were the conflicts at the Circle Perilous. From Roberto's play in the stands to the way in which Magneto deals with Tarn, it was all just perfectly clever.

X-Men: Red #3

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jun 15, 2022

POWER GRAB!
TARN THE UNCARING waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He's the most hated being on Mars...and he sits on their ruling council. ABIGAIL BRAND has a plan to remedy that - and reap the rewards. So does ROBERTO DA COSTA. But only one of them can win...and Tarn's going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!
RATE...

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Mout reviewed Batman #11 Jun 16, 2022
7.0

not the greatest fan of how snyder built up the court just to kill them all of sudden and having lincoln as the antagonist. but overall I really liked reading court and night of owls again

Batman #11

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 11, 2012

The stunning conclusion to THE COURT OF OWLS epic! All is revealed in THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WAYNE.

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9.5

Looks like another home run from Daniel Warren Johnson. It's big, bombastic action centered on a core full of heart and down-to-earth drama.

Do A Powerbomb #1

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Jun 15, 2022

The creator of MURDER FALCON and Wonder Woman: Dead Earth is launching a brand-new limited series!

Lona Steelrose wants to be a pro wrestler, but she's living under the shadow of her mother, the best to ever do it. Everything changes when a wrestling-obsessed necromancer asks her to join the grandest pro wrestling tournament of all time, ...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Step By Bloody Step #4 Jun 10, 2022
9.0

This was just a superb read all around. Spurrier and Bergara's ability to deliver a clear, concise story without words is remarkable and it really makes this comic unique. I think this last issue might have been the weakest by a hair, but it didn't sully the journey at all for me. Ironically that seems to be one of the points Spurrier was trying to make: to appreciate the journey for what it is an more

Step By Bloody Step #4

By: Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara
Released: Jun 1, 2022

MINISERIES FINALE

The tragedy. The truth. The great secret, revealed at last. And a painful lesson:

Sometimes you can't complete a journey without turning to see how far you've come.

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Batman #124 Jun 10, 2022
5.5

Williamson's brief run ends with a whimper as he spends most of his finale setting up the new Batman Inc title and wrapping up a loose end or two. I'm also a huge Jorge Fornes fan, but the juxtaposition between his art and Howard Porter's was just a step too far for me and made for an incredibly jarring read. There's really nothing too terrible here though, just bland, and at least it's cleared th more

Batman #124

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jun 8, 2022

In the aftermath of the Shadow War, Batman has returned to Gotham! But when he hears word of strange develop-ments in Badhnisia, he's forced to question...has Abyss returned? Or has a new hero been born in the dark?
And in the backup, Poison Ivy uncovers the troubling ramifications of the Gardener and Harley Quinn's actions dur-ing Fear State ...

Loafy Trophy reviewed Aquaman: Andromeda #1 Jun 10, 2022
9.0

Ram V really can do no wrong in my book. He's one of the most exciting writers in comics right now and this book is yet another example as to why. On top of the intriguing premise, I thought Ram V did a great job building tension and setting up a variety of conflicts this issue. By the time we got to the issue's climactic action sequences I was fully immersed in the deep sea horror at hand.
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Aquaman: Andromeda #1

By: Ram V, Christian Ward
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something...else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that str...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Immortal X-Men #2 Jun 10, 2022
8.0

Doesn't quite hit the same heights as the #1, but it's still a really good comic nonetheless. Gillen centers the focus on Hope this time and does a great job finding her voice throughout the issue. Her plan to defeat Selene was absolutely brilliant and made for a unique solution to a unique problem, and it was really entertaining to read to boot. We also got some more great bits with Mr. Sinister, more

Immortal X-Men #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: May 18, 2022

EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING!
Magneto leaving the council means big shoes need to be filled. Selene demonstrating her foot size by crushing the whole island beneath it is unorthodox, yet compelling. Can the Quiet Council resist?
RATED T+

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Loafy Trophy reviewed X-Force #28 Jun 10, 2022
6.5

Big fan of the Quentin stuff this issue but the main plot relating to Cerebrax didn't really work for me. I really do like the idea that Quentin's test driving different mutant husks made by The Five and the little info page showing how much this bothers them was used well.

X-Force #28

By: Ben Percy, Robert Gill
Released: May 18, 2022

IT'S QUENTIN QUIRE, #&%$!
CEREBRAX stalks the island of Krakoa, and no one is safe! Its hunger for minds is insatiable...but what happens when it absorbs the minds - and powers - of the most powerful mutants?! X-FORCE will have to STEP. IT. UP. - and QUENTIN QUIRE leads the way!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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