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Jawsh reviewed Silk #5 May 25, 2022
6.5

Art, art, art, art still was amazing. Paneling was EXPERT.
This series finale lands a bit low though.
While the themes are mostly on point and I get why Silk does it, why on EARTH did she not seek help for this "battle".
It's an anticlimactic resolution to a promising new villain. Good bye mysterious, Korean witch lady. You left like you arrived: a stranger.
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Silk #5

By: Emily Kim, Takeshi Miyazawa
Released: May 18, 2022

TIME'S UP!
•  Silk has tried and failed to stop an evil witch from terrorizing New York.
•  Now the witch is putting her grand plan into motion.
•  What IS the witch's plan? And what'll happen to the city - and the world - if Silk is too late?!
RATED T

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6.0

Underwhelming, specially compared to previous arcs, the best part of the book continues to be the one thing that made this series special: it's depiction of the Joker. It is no wonder then that the title can't let him go. The other alts of the series feel like shadows of their archetypes, it's not that they're different or written incorrectly; it's that it just isn't as interesting.
With secr more

Batman: Beyond the White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy
Released: May 25, 2022

The future of Gotham is coming to destroy its past! Batman...murderer? After discovering Bruce Wayne facilitated the murder of his father, Terry goes on the hunt, ready to unleash as Batman Beyond. The clock is ticking for Bruce in more ways than one after Harley Quinn's daughter goes missing. And if she takes after her father, the fate of the city...

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Jawsh reviewed Knights of X #1 May 23, 2022
6.5

Be it as she might try, Tini Howard just isn't very good with these sort of grandiose stories of myths and legends. Knights of X starts well but there are more moments in this issue that feel that they should carry more of a punch but instead feel too casual and as a result dull.
The art is fine but there's not enough unique character work or story here to set this apart. I can see why this h more

Knights of X #1

By: Tini Howard, Bob Quinn
Released: Apr 27, 2022

THE QUEST BEGINS HERE, WHERE MUTANTS ARE HATED AND FEARED ONCE AGAIN!
The gates to Otherworld are closed - and Captain Britain is trapped on the wrong side! Usurpers Merlyn and his right-hand man, King Arthur, are now in control of Lunatic Citadel. Furies the size of Sentinels raze villages to the ground in their hunt for the "witchbreed." Cut ...

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Jawsh reviewed Slumber #3 May 23, 2022
8.5

Very solid issue.
Character revelations, more whacky dream scenarios and some heavy ones.
Slumber continues to be a fun, creative comic with psychedelic explorations.

Slumber #3

By: Tyler Burton Smith, Vanessa Cardinali
Released: May 18, 2022

Stetson and Jiang enter Finch's dreams to stop a murderous nightmare from terrorizing Finch's mind. While navigating a trippy dreamworld populated with amphibious janitors, cave swans, and reality-altering streetlights, the team discovers they must face Finch's darkest secrets to reach their target.

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Jawsh added Slumber (2022) to their pull list May 23, 2022

Slumber (2022)

Stetson is a nightmare hunter. A dream detective. She runs a shoddy back-alley business where she helps clients sleep at night by entering their dreams and killing their nightmares. But Stetson's past comes back to haunt her when she tracks down a literal living nightmare - a serial killer that murders people in their sleep.

SLUMBER is an ...

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Jawsh reviewed Nightwing #92 May 20, 2022
9.0

Redondo's art is getting better and better.
And the story is heading towards an impact! Nightwing's best achievement all these past months: it's sincere optimism. It's the heart of this title and an aspect and theme of the series that isn't discussed much.

Nightwing #92

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: May 18, 2022

Blüdhaven mayor Melinda Zucco is in trouble-pretending to work for Blockbuster while secretly trying to take him and his gang of criminals down, while also working alongside Dick Grayson to uplift the city. But as his half sister sharing the last name of the man who killed his parents, it's...a lot to juggle, and enough for one to accidentally let...

Jawsh reviewed Batman: The Knight #5 May 20, 2022
8.5

This book continues to be so much fun and it does feel so very BATMAN, but more over, it's a BRUCE WAYNE book.

Batman: The Knight #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: May 18, 2022

Young Bruce Wayne's global journey to become the Dark Knight continues as he finds himself deep in the heart of Moscow searching for Avery Oblonsky, the world's foremost expert in disguise and espionage! Finding this phantom will prove more difficult than expected, but is Bruce willing to die trying?

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Jawsh added Batman: The Knight (2022) to their pull list May 20, 2022

Batman: The Knight (2022)

The origin of Batman and his never-ending fight against crime in Gotham City is modern mythology, but what of the story in between? How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? How did the Dark Knight…begin? Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and acclaimed artist ...

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Jawsh reviewed Black Hammer: Reborn #12 May 20, 2022
7.5

Feel weird rating this "ending" considering that it is not the end.
I can't even really say that this series has taken advantage of the roster of characters it's spent a lot of time and energy developing the last seven years.
The status quo shifts, choices are made, and the worlds are ending... just another day in SPIRAL CITY.

Black Hammer: Reborn #12

By: Jeff Lemire, Caitlin Yarsky
Released: May 18, 2022

Multiple worlds collide in this final issue of the hit Black Hammer superhero saga where villains and heroes unite to stop the multiverse from unraveling.

Jawsh reviewed Iron Fist #3 May 20, 2022
7.0

Lot of cool drama going on, though the art can get a little muddy.
I can't really say that I'm following what's happening 100% other than it sounds cool "my family's master sword!".
The series is brimming with potential and I hope it finds it's footing soon, though if all we get are these five issues, that's a lot for two issues to fix.
I wish the current cast had more development more

Iron Fist #3

By: Alyssa Wong, Yg
Released: May 18, 2022

DANNY RAND'S SEARCH CONTINUES!
But he's about to realize that he isn't the only one hunting for the mysterious new Iron Fist!
As demons stalk K'UN-LUN and ugly histories are dragged into the light, the new Iron Fist will have to make a choice between his duty...and his conscience.
RATED T+

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Jawsh reviewed Spider-Punk #2 May 20, 2022
7.5

Like where the plot is heading, but there's some tumbling on our way there.
No idea why Taskmaster was even in this, he had no presence other than in the artwork to really make sure he's there.
The best part of the book is it's characters and the artwork.
I must point out, the cover of this issue is kinda hilarious.
He got web coming out of his butt lol

Spider-Punk #2

By: Cody Ziglar, Justin Mason
Released: May 18, 2022

KICK IT!
•  TASKMASTER crashes the party to stomp out SPIDER-PUNK!
•  What secrets lie under the community center that Spidey and his crew call home base?
•  And how does it all tie back to NORMAN OSBORN?
RATED T

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Jawsh reviewed X-Men: Red #2 May 19, 2022
9.5

Al Ewing is also putting in the WORK.
Abigail Brand is easily becoming one of my favorite characters in the entire X-MEN mythos, and Ewing is having so much fun writing her.
And the best part is? Everyone else is getting equal treatment with some character moments that feel like big stuff is happening.
Hope this momentum continues.

X-Men: Red #2

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 18, 2022

WHO CAN TAME THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war - and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-...

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Jawsh reviewed Immortal X-Men #2 May 19, 2022
9.5

This has been one of the more fun, more engaging, and dramatic issues of X-MEN in general in a long while. The action is used to bring forward and characterize several of our X-Men cast. All balanced in 1 issue, this series is going to be stellar. What's my favorite moment? I can't even express.
The bar cannot be anywhere but high.

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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Jawsh added Fables to their pull list May 18, 2022

Fables

Led by Snow White, a reformed Big Bad Wolf, and a host of others, the secret community of Fabletown is adjusting to life among the "mundanes." But this is no fairy tale, and when Snow White's estranged sister, Rose Red, goes missing -- her apartment a grisly, bloody scene -- it's up to her sister and Mr. Wolf to find the culprit. But the question r...

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Jawsh reviewed Fables #151 May 18, 2022
9.0

Who is the new Jack in the Green?
FABLES 151 comes back as if its never left; the structure and tone fits perfectly with the last arc of the series.
Now, may not be a popular opinion, but I absolutely loved the final arc of FABLES for reasons I won't get into now.
My favorite element of the series, Mark Buckingham's artwork (something I love more than the writing) is just perfect he more

Fables #151

By: Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham
Released: May 18, 2022

Just in time for the 20th anniversary of its launch, the acclaimed blockbuster that defined an era of Vertigo returns with an all-new 12-issue story, The Black Forest-a tale that picks up right where Fables #150 left off, providing a new entry point into the world of Fabletown! The dust has barely settled from the climactic battle between Totenkind...

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Jawsh reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 May 17, 2022
8.0

Some great character moments sprinkled throughout. The plot's moving forward.
A little messy towards the end but the stage's been set for a confrontation.
The mixed artwork on this series has been too inconsistent for my liking, but it gets the job done enough. Let's see what happens next issue.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #11

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: May 11, 2022

Jonathan Kent has faced many challenges in his life as both Superman and a Super Son, but what will the first son of the Last Son of Krypton do in the face of...metahuman bombs? Jon faces a deadly decision and Lex Luthor's alliance with President Bendix deepens in this penultimate chapter of The Rising Saga!

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Jawsh added Dark Knights of Steel (2021) to their pull list May 17, 2022

Dark Knights of Steel (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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OldManComics reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #6 May 10, 2022
8.0

We're midway in the story, and frankly the mistery is holding pretty well, but I was hoping for a Green Man reveal of some sort. The art continues to be spotless. The character development on Constantine was nicely done, and some beats on some of others were a nice touch. The world's politics is fairly complex and interesting, but I got to say now is the time to start answering some questions xD B more

Dark Knights of Steel #6

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmin Putri
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Kingdoms are divided. Monarchs have fallen. Families have been torn apart. The Kingdom of Storms, the Amazons, and the Els are on the brink of all-out war. Can Constantine, Lois Lane, and Harley Quinn stop what's coming? Or is the prophecy correct? Do Superman and his family have to die to save the world?

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Nox Crawler reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #6 Apr 26, 2022
6.0

if you ignore the first few stupid pages with John this is Probably the best issue after issue 1( in nowhere of this world they would call this arse pull reveal as a story yet it gets this many pages). the problems i have with this is that Knowing Taylor's recent work so many of the ideas that he is planting here he is not gonna rap them up and probably so many of this cameos of different characte more

Dark Knights of Steel #6

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmin Putri
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Kingdoms are divided. Monarchs have fallen. Families have been torn apart. The Kingdom of Storms, the Amazons, and the Els are on the brink of all-out war. Can Constantine, Lois Lane, and Harley Quinn stop what's coming? Or is the prophecy correct? Do Superman and his family have to die to save the world?

Jawsh reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #6 May 17, 2022
8.5

Halfway point and so much is happening so fast.
I really like it, so much so that I wish all these moments had time to breath and be expanded upon.
I wish this was a novel instead of a comic which is something I don't really wish for often. But the drama, the characters, the complicated plot developments, Dark Knights of Steel makes for a fun, interesting comic book; but it's genre and t more

Dark Knights of Steel #6

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmin Putri
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Kingdoms are divided. Monarchs have fallen. Families have been torn apart. The Kingdom of Storms, the Amazons, and the Els are on the brink of all-out war. Can Constantine, Lois Lane, and Harley Quinn stop what's coming? Or is the prophecy correct? Do Superman and his family have to die to save the world?

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Jawsh added Harley Quinn (2021) to their pull list May 17, 2022

Harley Quinn (2021)

Ahem! You better read this closely, ’cause we’ve got a red-hot relaunch on our hands here-and I should know! Harley Quinn here to let everyone know that I got a brand-new monthly series here with a brand-new status quo. I’m coming back to Gotham City to make up for the sins of my past, and help the city recover from “The Joker War”!
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Jawsh reviewed Harley Quinn #14 May 17, 2022
9.0

This is the first issue of this series that is firing off all cylinders.
Artwork, I love.
Kevin & Batwoman storyarc, just pure love.
Harley's characterization and arc are paying off here wonderfully.
Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo have found their footing, and while they've always been strong, this arc is reaching their potential in colorful strides!
Can't wait for n more

Harley Quinn #14

By: Stephanie Phillips, Riley Rossmo
Released: Apr 27, 2022

I'm innocent, I tell ya! I might currently be stuck in Blackgate Penitentiary for multiple homicides thanks to a growing body of evidence that points right to me, Harley Quinn, as the murderer...but for once it was not Harley Quinn in the alley with the baseball bat. Someone's obviously tryin' to frame me, and I gotta figure out who and why if I wa...

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Jawsh added Saga to their pull list May 17, 2022

Saga

Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war.

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5.5

Revelations that don't make sense.
Fails as a bat story and a fables story.
This doesn't bode well for the upcoming return of FABLES.

The best part of this series was the artwork which matched the FABLES sensibilities perfectly with interesting paneling and some fantastic spreads.

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #6

By: Bill Willingham, Brian Level
Released: Feb 23, 2022

The crossover event concludes here! Now that they know the true power in Bookworm’s possession, Batman and Bigby must race across Gotham to put an end to a plan that’s already plunged the city into flames. But when they arrive, it looks like Bookworm has somehow found the strength necessary to take on Batman…a fight he’ll have to manage on ...

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6.5

The closest this feels to a FABLES volume and a Batman story.
Too bad this is a mess.

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #5

By: Bill Willingham, Brian Level
Released: Jan 19, 2022

The world-bending collision between Gotham City and Fabletown races toward its climax as two great detectives unite to unravel the Bookworm’s master plan and stop the bombings-but while their brains might be up to the task, the final act will require all their brawn as well!

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6.5

This is how these two meet up, huh.
Bookworm is an interesting idea for sure, but the execution lacks that interest.
Batman vs Bigby is an oddball little crossover that's turning out to be much more casual and dull than it should be.

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #4

By: Bill Willingham, Brian Level
Released: Dec 22, 2021

Batman and Bigby call a cease-fire as the city recovers from a night of violence, and evidence of a shared enemy surfaces when Gotham’s magical connection to Fabletown is revealed. But with egos at stake and wounds to lick, will a common cause be enough to transform this tenuous truce into a heroic alliance?

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5.5

The problem with this mini that 3 issues in it is difficult to know what the point is.

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #3

By: Bill Willingham, Brian Level
Released: Nov 17, 2021

Batman and Bigby’s brawl comes to a grinding halt after a wave of explosions rocks Gotham. When a giant wolf emerges from the wreckage, Batman and his team of Robins stop at nothing to bring down the beast-and all goes according to the true villain’s master plan!

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7.5

This one feels a little more like Fables, the bats are a much more aggressive breed here as well, just not sure to what ends.
Geeked a little at a few revelations IF any of this canon, but I'm not sure because it's not clear where any of this is taking place other than some version of Gotham.

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #2

By: Bill Willingham, Brian Level
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Taking down the big bad wolf is at the top of Batman’s agenda, but the Dark Knight is the least of Bigby’s concerns. He has the pulse of more sinister forces at work when he takes to the streets to track down a magical book that’s gone missing from Fabletown!

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6.5

A bit confusing, the bat characters are written rather brash here but it's a different world, I suppose.
It's mostly bat-heavy and since it's not an entirely engaging way to experience these character, the issue suffers for it.

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #1

By: Bill Willingham, Brian Level
Released: Sep 29, 2021

With the blood dry at Gotham’s fourth gruesome murder scene in as many weeks, Batman is stumped. The same hallmarks haunt each investigation: brute-force entries, bodies ripped to shreds and stamped with enormous bite marks, and clumps of fur-wolf fur-scattered in the wreckage. The streets buzz with rumors of the “Werewolf of Gotham.” Determi...

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Jawsh reviewed Once & Future #25 May 11, 2022
9.5

The fates are at it again, this month will see the return of Bill Willingham's FABLES (next week!) and from the previews/covers it is clear that Willingham is going to tackle a character he's long wish to write about: ROBIN HOOD. It's going to be interesting to see what he does considering his conservative values.
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Once & Future #25

By: Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora
Released: May 4, 2022

It's the day before Christmas and the sword in the stone has appeared outside London.

As the myths foretold, whoever draws it will be the true king!

But as all of the Kings converge on the sword, events unfold that could bring even more chaos to the land.

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