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Raging Rainbow reviewed Gun Honey #2 Nov 19, 2021

Gun Honey continues to get more interesting as the plot thickens. And that's not the only thing that thickened around here. There were a few things that happened here I didn't expect to see, but overall I'm excited to see what happens next issue!


Gun Honey #2

By: Charles Ardai, Ang Hor Kheng
Released: Oct 20, 2021

When a gun smuggled into a high-security prison leads to the death of dozens and the escape of a brutal criminal, notorious weapons smuggler Joanna Tan is enlisted by the U.S. government: find the man she set loose and bring him down!

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Robin & Batman #1 Nov 19, 2021

We've seen stories of young Dick Grayson as he started his adventures with Batman before, but none like this honestly. The relationship between them in this book feels very genuine and I hope the series only continues to get better in its short 3 issue run.


Robin & Batman #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Nov 10, 2021

The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…T...

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This is it, folks! The moment we've seen multiple media outlets hype up! Jon Kent finally kisses Jay and it is every bit as anticlimactic as I expected. Not only was there no build up to this in previous issues it even comes across as needlessly abrupt in this issue. Every single person who made this possible should be ashamed of themselves. If you try to defend this by saying "you're a baby or a more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Nov 17, 2021

Faster than fate. As powerful as hope. Able to lift us all. For all his great power, Jon Kent can’t save everyone, but that won’t stop him from trying. How much can Earth’s new Superman do before this Man of Steel buckles? And when he does, who swoops in to save Superman?

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Toonstrack - Nov 24, 2021

I can almost see the tears emanating from the words on my screen. Seethe, ma'am. Seethe.

Alexillo - Dec 3, 2021

Jeez, I get it if people don't like the comic for what it is, but to attack people who can relate to the character is a little too far in my opinion


Despite the long distance between these issues coming out, this series is still making me want to come back for more. I wasn't sure how, or if, James Stokoe could outdo the confrontation with the First Beast, but he definitely did it.


Orphan and the Five Beasts #3

By: James Stokoe
Released: Nov 3, 2021

After an insane battle with the first of the Beasts known as Thunderthighs, a brave warrior named Orphan Mo and her newfound mountain bandits move forward in their journey to take down the next boss.  

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The start of an interesting story for Hellboy that will see him dealing with some Norse shenanigans. Not bad for a story that started out as a novel!


Hellboy: The Bones of Giants #1

By: Mike Mignola, Matt Smith
Released: Nov 3, 2021

When a startling discovery is made in Sweden, the B.P.R.D. sends Hellboy and Abe Sapien to investigate. What ensues is a wild adventure full of Norse legends, mythical creatures, and a threat that could bring not just Earth but the Nine Realms of Norse mythology to their knees.

Based on the illustrated novel by Mike Mignola and Christophe...

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Although he's doing a terrible job writing Jon Kent in the new Superman series, Tom Taylor decides to show us what kind of story he can write when he ISN'T chasing media attention. And, surprise surprise, it's actually pretty good. At least as far as first issues go. The real test will be to see how this whole saga plays out.


Dark Knights of Steel #1

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
Released: Nov 3, 2021

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, S...

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Batman: Reptilian #5 Nov 13, 2021

When I first started reading this series I felt a sense of certainty I would regret it in some way. I was right...kinda. But definitely not in a way I ever expected.


Batman: Reptilian #5

By: Garth Ennis, Liam Sharp
Released: Nov 3, 2021

After following a trail of carnage, Batman has finally come face-to-face with the reptilian that's been menacing Gotham’s underworld. And this horrific creature only wants one thing: its mother. But who is its mother? Pick up this penultimate chapter to find out the impossible answer to that question!

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Heathens #1 Nov 13, 2021

We have here the start of a new series that combines two of my favorite things: history and murder mystery. It's almost like someone tried to create a Suicide Squad of infamous figures from actual history. I'm into it!


Heathens #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Sami Kivela
Released: Nov 3, 2021

When evil men and women escape from the depths of the eternal abyss, the Pirate Queen Lady Shih is sent to retrieve them. But when one of history's most notorious killers breaks free, even she needs help. Enter the Heathens: Shih, Lucky Luciano, Bumpy Johnson, Sofia the Golden Hand, and Billy the Kid. From Hell they came to mete out a justice as da...

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I don't normally enjoy many stories that have a jungle setting, not for any particular reason it just doesn't excite me much, but this one has my attention. Yes, for that reason, but also because the story has a nice set up and I love a good mystery.


Sheena: Queen of the Jungle #1

By: Stephen Mooney, Jethro Morales
Released: Nov 3, 2021

The Queen of the Jungle Returns! Featuring an all-star creative team and the most amazing roster of cover artists this side of the jungle!

The thrilling adventure combines the classic elements of the legendary character along with a modern sensibility that will make it the perfect debut for fans new and old! And lookit those covers: Linsne...

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Radiant Black #9 Nov 13, 2021

Marshall has to confront a harsh truth in this issue as he has to say goodbye to his best friend. Or DOES he...?


Radiant Black #9

By: Kyle Higgins, Marcello Costa
Released: Nov 3, 2021

Time passes. Slowly, Lockport recovers. But faced with a city that no longer wants him around and still reeling from unimaginable loss, Marshall has to ask: is it already time to leave town for good?

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Task Force Z #1 Nov 13, 2021

We see that Amanda Waller and her ilk needed to step up their game from using convicted criminals as disposable soldiers as they've decided to throw zombie criminals at their problems instead.


Task Force Z #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: Oct 27, 2021

In life, they’ve terrorized the people of Gotham. Now, they are Gotham’s last hope. Task Force X saw villains working their way to freedom. Task Force Z will see dead villains working for a new chance at life! On A-DAY, the attack on Arkham Asylum left hundreds of Gotham’s most cunning and deranged criminals dead…now, a mysterious benefact...

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Raging Rainbow reviewed DC vs. Vampires #1 Nov 13, 2021

This comic had some moments that I found a little surprising but I'm happy to see them really going there with it.


DC vs. Vampires #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt
Released: Oct 27, 2021

The Justice League has long protected Earth from all manner of foreign and alien invaders over the years, always keeping a vigilant eye to the skies for the next threat. But what if the threat was already walking the Earth…hiding in plain sight…watching…waiting for their moment to strike… In the tradition of DCeased comes a terrifying new s...

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We continue with the modern gay romance, minus the romance, in this story as we see Jon and Jay continue to get closer. If they're going to end up together it would be nice to see them actually show some amount of attraction for each other. Or does Tom Taylor think gay people only try to date their friends?


Superman: Son of Kal-El #4

By: Tom Taylor, Daniele Di Nicuolo
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Kal-El has left, and the weight of the world now rests on his son's shoulders. Powerful forces have been threatened by Jon Kent's first leaps in his father's boots. It's hard to hurt a man of steel, but his loved ones make a much easier target.Jon's world is about to come crashing down.

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There are not many books coming from DC right now that I can say I legitimately get excited to read, but this is one of them. The dynamics between Icon and Rocket is balanced so well and the story itself is engrossing. Can't wait to see what happens next!


Icon & Rocket: Season One #3

By: Reginald Hudlin, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Everyone on Earth-and beyond-wants them dead! Icon thought he was the only extraterrestrial left on Earth…but unfortunately for him, and for Rocket, he was very, very wrong! A terrifying enemy he believed long dead is hot on their trail…and to make matters worse, his foe now works for the CIA!

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Batman: Reptilian #4 Oct 1, 2021

When I began this series I figured at some point Garth Ennis's writing might start to bother me as it so often does. However, I'm delighted to find myself enjoying it more and more with each issue. There may still be room for him to err, but so far the story has been great. Looking forward to a satisfying conclusion fingers crossed!


Batman: Reptilian #4

By: Garth Ennis, Liam Sharp
Released: Sep 29, 2021

The monster-revealed! Trailing behind the mysterious reptilian menace savaging Gotham, Batman hits the streets hard searching for answers but finds only more questions. The Dark Knight takes his search beneath the streets and into the sewers to seek out Killer Croc. But when he finds the reptilian rogue, he quickly realizes that this may be the st...

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In the grand tradition of killing off characters to drum up interest we have here the beginning of Doctor Strange's death event. Now, we all know death doesn't really ever stick in comics (ask the X-Men) but this mini event still feels unnecessary. I'll see where it goes because it's one of my favorite characters, but I'm not holding my breath for innovation here.

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The Death of Doctor Strange #1

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

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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Raging Rainbow reviewed Impossible Jones #1 Sep 29, 2021

Another day, another comic proving that DC and Marvel have lost their monopoly on great superhero stories. This book has all the elements I love most in a comic: action, an interesting story, nuanced characters and a delightful level of humor. I hope to see this series go for several years!


Impossible Jones #1

By: Karl Kesel, David Hahn
Released: Sep 8, 2021

Explosive first issue! The grin gritty origin of comics' newest sensation! A thief gets powers, is mistaken for a superhero... and runs with it! With no intention of giving up her criminal ways, mind you! (With these powers? You crazy?!) All she has todo is fool all of the people all of the time! It's not impossible - it's Impossible ...

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Frontiersman #1 Sep 29, 2021

This first entry in a brand new superhero series that stumbles out of the gate a bit. There are many elements that work well, but I would love to have a lot more actual story and a lot less heavy handed messaging.


Frontiersman #1

By: Patrick Kindlon, Marco Ferrari
Released: Sep 22, 2021

PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! team PATRICK KINDLON & MARCO FERRARI retunite for an all-new ONGOING SERIES at Image! Classic Green Arrow-style adventure blends with the thoughtfulness of Concrete in a superhero odyssey for mature, but uncynical, readers! Frontiersman is coaxed out of retirement by an environmentalist group, only to find that being ...

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Continuing the trend of swapping out established characters with new versions we have here the start of the tales of Jackson Hyde on his way to becoming Aquaman. I can honestly say I did enjoy the issue though there is still room for improvement.


Aquaman: The Becoming #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Diego Olortegui
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Jackson Hyde finally has it all. Mentors who support him, a community that loves him, an honest relationship with his mother, a cute new guy in Amnesty Bay who’s caught his eye, and access to Aquaman’s private training facility in Atlantis. Well, he had it all-until that training facility and half of the Atlantean palace got blown to kingdom co...

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Raging Rainbow added Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) to their pull list Sep 29, 2021

Aquaman: The Becoming (2021)

Jackson Hyde finally has it all. Mentors who support him, a community that loves him, an honest relationship with his mother, a cute new guy in Amnesty Bay who’s caught his eye, and access to Aquaman’s private training facility in Atlantis. Well, he had it all-until that training facility and half of the Atlantean palace got blown to kingdom co...

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I'm ready for this story to be over. Now that we are nearing the end I can't help but wonder who they thought would enjoy this. Then again, the mainstream comics companies don't really care anymore if anyone actually READS their stories.


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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I cannot for the life of me figure out why DC would bother to make this story Digital First when they should have been releasing it as print first. The story is incredible and I'm definitely wanting to see more! I was nervous at first that King Shark would be written the way he was in the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised.


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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Raging Rainbow reviewed King Spawn #2 Sep 23, 2021

With the second issue of King Spawn the craziness gets dialed up to 11. There are some truly cringe moments in here, but overall I'm still wanting to see where this story goes.


King Spawn #2

By: Sean Lewis, Javier Fernandez
Released: Sep 22, 2021

One of the most vile and horrific villains in the SPAWN mythology returns:

Billy Kincaid…now, simply called KINCAID.

But his new campaign to murder is more than it seems. Like everyone else in SPAWN’S UNIVERSE…battle lines have been drawn, and all-out war is about to be unleashed.

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Shazam! #3 Sep 22, 2021

We're nearing the end of this new Shazam miniseries and it has been a confusing, yet oddly entertaining journey thus far. I don't know how they're going to wrap this up, especially considering how this issue ends, but I'm at least semi excited to see if they stick the landing!


Shazam! #3

By: Tim Sheridan, Clayton Henry
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Neron returns to test Billy Batson’s resolve! Now confronted with the truth about fellow Titans Academy student Dane’s lineage, Billy Batson must decide whether he can trust the person who brought him to hell as they searched for the missing Rock of Eternity. But as the duo grows closer to the Rock and the power of Shazam, a new threat that Bil...

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Raging Rainbow added Shazam! (2021) to their pull list Sep 22, 2021

Shazam! (2021)

Billy Batson came to Titans Academy looking for answers. Why was the rest of his adopted family cut off from the power of Shazam? Why are his own powers becoming increasingly unreliable? The answers send Billy on an outrageous adventure that’ll not only change him but have an immense impact on the school and other students on Titans Island.

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I thought this story had an interesting premise from the first issue, but with this second issue things took an unexpected turn. I'm not against strip clubs or pole dances, believe me, but I also didn't need to see Harley Quinn doing one here. I don't know where this is going but it will be interesting to see how it ends!


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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Raging Rainbow reviewed Vampiverse #1 Sep 22, 2021

Dynamite has decided to launch a multiverse for Vampirella much like they did with their Sonjaversal series. I wasn't sure how to feel about this at first, but after having read it, I'm actually somewhat excited to see where this goes.


Vampiverse #1

By: Tom Sniegoski, Daniel Maine
Released: Sep 15, 2021

From the writers of Vengeance of Vampirella, and the Vampirella Valentine's Day Special 2021 comes a mind-splitting event!  
A different Vampirella for every thread-for every kind of story-across the Fabric of time and space.  A Vampirella of every conceivable notion born to protect her particular reality . . . but now somet...

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Justice League #67 Sep 22, 2021

I don't know how much longer I can stand reading Bendis's writing here. All I can do is pray the end comes swiftly. Whether that's death or a new writer, I no longer care. Only rating this high because I like the backup story.


Justice League #67

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Phil Hester
Released: Sep 15, 2021

It’s the Justice League versus the United Order as the truth that gives power to this new cosmic super team crosses a line that the Justice League cannot allow. Will there even be a United Planets after this thunderous clash of intergalactic superpowers? Also, Green Arrow must come to terms with his responsibilities to both Checkmate and the Leag...

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Raging Rainbow reviewed Batman '89 #2 Sep 22, 2021

The second issue of this new Batman '89 miniseries isn't as fun or exciting as the first issue. It does try pretty hard to get us to take it seriously, but it doesn't do very well in that regard.


Batman '89 #2

By: Sam Hamm, Joe Quinones
Released: Sep 15, 2021

A showdown in Burnside leaves both Batman and the Gotham borough reeling. As the community rallies together behind Harvey Dent, can Bruce find a way forward for both Batman and the city?

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Raging Rainbow reviewed I Am Batman #1 Sep 22, 2021

We're continuing the story of Jace Fox, the Not Batman of the Future State, as he takes on his actual suit and starts hitting the streets. In many different hilarious ways.


I Am Batman #1

By: John Ridley, Olivier Coipel
Released: Sep 15, 2021

In the throes of Future State, the streets of Gotham City cry for justice and Jace Fox answers the call! With a new and improved Bat-Suit, Jace hits the streets to inspire and protect…as he follows the trail of the voice of misinformation and violence-the anarchistic Anti-Oracle! Can the new Dark Knight counterbalance their plan to inspire armed ...

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