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Cosmic Ray reviewed Invisible Kingdom #1 Apr 29, 2019
5.0

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
4.0

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
1.0

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
4.0

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
7.5

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
5.0

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
4.0

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.

7.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #25

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

FORTRESS VADER: FINALE!
•  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.

8.0

Nice.

The Best Defense: Doctor Strange #1

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

"THE BEST DEFENSE" PART THREE!
•  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
8.5

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
7.5

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
8.0

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

Killmonger #1

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

THE BRUTAL TALE OF A MAN WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR FREEDOM...
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
5.0

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
6.5

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
6.0

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
5.0

The New World #1

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

    SERIES PREMIERE!

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
1.0

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
1.0

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
8.0

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
6.5

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
8.0

Intriguing.

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
6.0

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
6.0

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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8.0

Batman: Sins of the Father #5

By: Christos N. Gage, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Apr 4, 2018

The war between Deadshot and Batman hurtles toward a deadly conclusion. While Batman tries to find a way to prove Floyd Lawton and Deadshot are one and the same, Deadshot focuses his quest for vengeance on Bruce Wayne, determined to take away everything he values in life.

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Proxima Centauri #1 Jun 16, 2018
1.0

Unintelligible.

Proxima Centauri #1

By: Farel Dalrymple
Released: Jun 13, 2018

"PROXIMA CENTAURI," Part One-4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of unknown, fantast...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1 Jun 14, 2018
6.5

meh

Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Declan Shalvey
Released: Jun 13, 2018

THE THING AND THE INFAMOUS IRON MAN - UNRAVELING THE SECRETS OF SECRET WARS!
There is but one place in the Multiverse where VICTOR VON DOOM holds no sway. A spot where even DOOM can be judged and tamed. A place that houses...THE COUNCIL OF REEDS. Can Doom escape with his life in order to save BEN & JOHNNY?
Rated T+

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Cosmic Ray reviewed The Magic Order #1 Jun 14, 2018
9.0

Awesome! I'll definitely read the next issue.

The Magic Order #1

By: Mark Millar, Olivier Coipel
Released: Jun 13, 2018

We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-work...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Delta 13 #1 May 30, 2018
7.0

Not much happening except for the last page. Characters lack personality. Art is good but repetitive. Pedestrian dialogue.
Both creators have done much better work.
I will check out the next issue though.

Delta 13 #1

By: Steve Niles, Nat Jones
Released: May 23, 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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8.5

Batman: Sins of the Father #4

By: Christos N. Gage, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Mar 21, 2018

With Batman unable to bring Deadshot to justice, Bruce Wayne decides to confront Deadshot's alter ego, Floyd Lawton. It's a high-stakes chess game between two men who are adark mirror images of each other: rich, orphans, men who've built themselves to the peak of their skills, but in drastically opposite ways. Can Bruce outwit - and if necessary, o...

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9.5

Awesome

Batman: Creature of the Night #3

By: Kurt Busiek, John Paul Leon
Released: Apr 18, 2018

Bruce Wainwright isn't a child anymore-but the trauma that shaped him, and the monster he created, is still with him! Has Bruce grown enough to deal with the shock when he learns that one of his most closely held beliefs was a lie?

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