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The Butcher of Paris #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Dean Kotz
Released: Dec 4, 2019

In 1944, as Swastikas flew over Paris, one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers in history turned the occupied city into his personal hunting ground.

Under the guise of opportunity and freedom, a killer preys on those desperate to flee . . . until a gruesome discovery alerts the police. In a city on the brink of war, the hunt...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Undiscovered Country #1 Nov 11, 2019

I expect better from two pros like Charles and Scott. This is way too wordy to be fun and anything political in the current climate is just bad storytelling. Hunting for a disease cure? That's original!

Undiscovered Country #1

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Nov 6, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILS...

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Cosmic Ray rated Superman: Year One #2 Aug 21, 2019

Superman: Year One #2

By: Frank Miller, John Romita Jr
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Clark Kent's journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s remarkable reimagining of Superman's origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is...Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed The Death-Defying Devil #1 Aug 7, 2019

Flashback to an 80s primitive storyline, with a watered down Frank Miller imitator and beginner art.
Also being assaulted in an alleyway and then having the hero arrive to save you is the biggest cliche in comics.

The Death-Defying Devil #1

By: Gail Simone, Walter Geovani
Released: Aug 7, 2019

The Winslow House is in shambles, but people call it home. It is a place for people who have almost nothing but are trying to make a life for themselves. It is also in a bad neighborhood, and no one will stop criminals from tormenting the residents...until The Death-Defying Devil shows up!
But when the Devil tries to step in and protect the inn...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Paper Girls #30 Aug 1, 2019


Paper Girls #30

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
Released: Jul 31, 2019

It's all been leading up to this-the deeply emotional series finale of PAPER GIRLS! No spoilers here, but our epic conclusion features 44 PAGES OF ORIGINAL STORY WITH NO ADS, and we can't wait for you to read it. Thanks so much for riding with us! ~ Brian, Cliff, Matt & Jared

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Unearth #1 Jul 20, 2019

Nothing new here.

Unearth #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Baldemar Rivas
Released: Jul 10, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! When a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico, a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. Tracing the source of the disease to a nearby cave system, the team discovers a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape. This n...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Postal: Deliverance #1 Jul 6, 2019

Stunning artwork and the beginnings of an intense story. Story could have had a bit more meat on the bone but if this is an indication, the trade paperback should be good.

Postal: Deliverance #1

By: Bryan Hill, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Jul 3, 2019

NEW STORY ARC! POSTAL returns to find Mark struggling with the responsibilities and horrors of being the new Mayor of Eden, as the newest member of their community has brought his own personal war with him. Mark's mother, Laura Shiffron, tries to enjoy her retirement in Florida, but violence finds her... and violence might the the only way Laura Sh...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Invisible Kingdom #1 Apr 29, 2019

Half efforts

Invisible Kingdom #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Christian Ward
Released: Mar 20, 2019

    Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system's dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals...

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Cosmic Ray rated Spencer & Locke 2 #1 Apr 29, 2019

Spencer & Locke 2 #1

By: David Pepose, Jorge Santiago Jr.
Released: May 1, 2019

Suspended by Internal Affairs, Detective Locke grapples with the demons of his past alongside his trusty partner, his childhood imaginary panther Spencer. But when Spencer and Locke face a scarred soldier named Roach Riley, will this unlikely pair finally meet their match?

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Female Furies #1 Feb 13, 2019

Brand destroying.

Female Furies #1

By: Cecil Castellucci, Adriana Melo
Released: Feb 6, 2019

All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness' girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid's army, Granny thinks it's...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Spencer & Locke #1 Feb 12, 2019

Substandard efforts.

Spencer & Locke #1

By: David Pepose, Jorge Santiago Jr.
Released: Apr 12, 2017

When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there's only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder - his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke's traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Man and Superman #1 Feb 8, 2019

Some aspects of the story ring false. To start, Clark can find gold at the bottom of the ocean. He would never need money. Also, his confidence is too low for a man superior to any other person on Earth.
Primitive story effort.
Great art.

Man and Superman #1

By: Marv Wolfman, Claudio Castellini
Released: Feb 6, 2019

"This is the best Superman story I've ever written." So says living legend Marv Wolfman, and when you've written hundreds of Superman stories as he has, it means a great deal. This gem of a tale - written and drawn from 2006-2009 for the SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL series - explodes from the DC archives as a triumphant tale of Clark Kent's fateful first ...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Batman #62 Jan 9, 2019

Art is really sub-par.

Batman #62

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Now features the Story solicited for #61 written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads. The Eisner-winning creative team behind MISTER MIRACLE is back together as artist Mitch Gerads rejoins the Bat team for a special issue! Professor Pyg is loose in Gotham, and you know that means things are going to get weird... and bloody!

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Aquaman #43 Dec 28, 2018

Lost me right outta the gate.

Aquaman #43

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Dec 19, 2018

The tides turn for the Sea King with a new creative team! Star scribe Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly) and red-hot artist Robson Rocha (TEEN TITANS, SUPERGIRL) take the rudder to steer Aquaman into uncharted waters. In the wake of "Drowned Earth," an amnesiac Arthur washes ashore on a remote island, and ends up being cared for by...

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Comix4fever - Dec 28, 2018

Best to read Drowned Earth before this issue.


Star Wars: Darth Vader #25

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Dec 19, 2018

•  The FORTRESS is complete. The door will be opened.
•  VADER finds everything he has ever desired.
•  THE DARK LORD gets everything he deserves.
Rated T

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Comix4fever - Dec 19, 2018

Kill joy.

myconius - Dec 26, 2018

7.0 is not a bad score by any means. if anything Cosmic Ray is one of the most honest reviewers i've seen on this entire site.



The Best Defense: Doctor Strange #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Greg Smallwood
Released: Dec 12, 2018

•  In a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights what may well prove to be his final battle-alone, unaided, friendless...
•  Except...what's in that bag that Stephen Strange is carrying with him?
Rated T+

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Prodigy #1 Dec 5, 2018

FUN. Whimsical.

Prodigy #1

By: Mark Millar, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Edison Crane's not content being the world's smartest man and most successful businessman-his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He's a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can't handle.

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Cosmic Ray reviewed The Freeze #1 Dec 5, 2018

Didn't totally hook me in.

The Freeze #1

By: Dan Wickline, Phil Sevy
Released: Dec 5, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE! The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event... all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now with the fate of the world in his hands, he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved?

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Killmonger #1 Dec 5, 2018

Very heavy-handed. Could use a sense of humor somewhere.

Killmonger #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Dec 5, 2018

One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became "Killmonger," there was a boy known as N'Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world's cruelties. A boy who knew ...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Daredevil #612 Dec 1, 2018

Phil Noto's artwork on these last few issues looks rushed and amateur. Daredevil looks like an out of shape cosplayer.

Daredevil #612

By: Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Released: Nov 28, 2018

• The whirlwind adventure of the fall ends here, in an oversized and overwhelming DAREDEVIL epic as only Charles Soule and Phil Noto could deliver it.
•  Face forward, True Believers, this one'll have you talking for MONTHS!
Rated T+

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Cosmic Ray reviewed William Gibson's Alien 3 #1 Nov 14, 2018

Art is a 10 but the story is muddled and confusing, filled with extraneous dialogue that is really unnecessary, brings the comic down.

William Gibson's Alien 3 #1

By: Johnnie Christmas
Released: Nov 14, 2018

This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You'll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!

After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaces...

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Cosmic Ray rated Blackbird #1 Nov 10, 2018

Blackbird #1

By: Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel
Released: Oct 3, 2018

An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: sh...

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Cosmic Ray rated The New World #1 Nov 10, 2018

The New World #1

By: Ales Kot, Tradd Moore
Released: Jul 25, 2018


The United States of America-after the Second Civil War.
Two lovers meet. One: a straight-edge vegan hacker anarchist boy with a penchant for messing with the State. The other: a chaotic, hedonistic cop with a reality TV show and a license to kill. This really shouldn't happen-and yet, somehow,...

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Cosmic Ray rated Proxima Centauri #3 Nov 10, 2018

Proxima Centauri #3

By: Farel Dalrymple
Released: Aug 15, 2018

    "PROXIMA CENTAURI": Part Three-After another emotional outburst, teenage wizard Sherwood Breadcoat goes on a bike ride and is challenged by a host of menacing characters.

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Cosmic Ray rated Proxima Centauri #2 Nov 10, 2018

Proxima Centauri #2

By: Farel Dalrymple
Released: Jul 18, 2018

"PROXIMA CENTAURI," Part Two-Critically injured, amulet and protective spells failing, no friends or help in sight, Sherwood Presley Breadcoat escapes his problems by delving into his memories of his first days on board the Scientist's ship.

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Cosmic Ray rated Infinite Dark #1 Oct 26, 2018

Infinite Dark #1

By: Ryan Cady, Andrea Mutti
Released: Oct 10, 2018

The universe ended, but onboard the void station Orpheus, a skeleton crew of humanity survived: the last two thousand souls, waiting for a second big bang that may never come. Now, two years into their voyage, Security Director Deva Karrell investigates the station's first murder-and the otherworldly motives behind it.

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Cosmic Ray reviewed The Seeds #1 Aug 16, 2018

The art looks detailed but the story...? I stopped mid-way through, didn't know what was going on and didn't care to decipher it.

The Seeds #1

By: Ann Nocenti, David Aja
Released: Aug 1, 2018

The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't?
The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity's essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed She Could Fly #1 Jul 14, 2018


She Could Fly #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo
Released: Jul 11, 2018

In Chicago, an unknown woman appears flying at speeds of 120 miles per hour and at heights reaching 2,000 feet. Then she suddenly dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Luna, a disturbed 15-year-old girl becomes obsessed with learning everything about her while rumors and conspiracy theories roil. Will cr...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Delta 13 #3 Jul 7, 2018

In it for the long haul?

Delta 13 #3

By: Steve Niles, Nat Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

Who knows what mysteries lie deep in the asteroid belt? When a mysterious, huge, and previously undiscovered asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they've ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anyt...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Delta 13 #2 Jul 7, 2018

Still giving it a go.

Delta 13 #2

By: Steve Niles, Nat Jones
Released: Jun 20, 2018

Who knows what mysteries lie deep in the asteroid belt? When a mysterious, huge, and previously undiscovered asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they've ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anyt...

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