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8.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #16

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Sep 15, 2021

"TARGET SKYWALKER"
•  All of DARTH VADER'S careful scheming and brutal power moves to claim HAN SOLO'S frozen body have one ultimate end goal: LUKE SKYWALKER, the only person who could challenge Vader's primacy at the Emperor's side.
•  Now everything comes to a head as father closes in on son and Luke finally grasps a shocking tru...

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Cosmic Ray rated Mazebook #1 Sep 10, 2021
8.0

Mazebook #1

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Sep 8, 2021

From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer creator Jeff Lemire comes this ambitious and haunting comic series about family, mourning, and reality.

A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming it's her and that sh...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Not All Robots #1 Sep 3, 2021
8.0

Cool story. Shitty artwork.

Not All Robots #1

By: Mark Russell, Mike Deodato
Released: Aug 4, 2021

In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, om...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Telepaths #1 Sep 3, 2021
8.5

I'll be back for issue 2.

Telepaths #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Steve Epting
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The brand new epic from comic book legends J. Michael Straczynksi (The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor) and Steve Epting
(Captain America: The Winter Soldier). An electromagnetic disturbance results in the sudden awakening of telepathic
powers in a tenth of the Earth's population. In the moments after the world comes to grip with this development,...

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Cosmic Ray rated Superman '78 #1 Aug 26, 2021
8.0

Superman '78 #1

By: Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the c...

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9.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #15

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Aug 25, 2021

"THE ASSASSIN'S CHOICE"
•  Mere months ago, OCHI OF BESTOON was the assassin who dared to take on DARTH VADER himself in the fiery lava pits of MUSTAFAR.
•  Now Ochi serves Vader as his most loyal agent during the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS. Who is Ochi of Bestoon? What are his true goals? And how have the secr...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed I Am Not Starfire OGN Jul 28, 2021
4.0

I read a few pages. Gross.

I Am Not Starfire OGN

By: Mariko Tamaki, Yoshi Yoshitani
Released: Jul 28, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and artist Yoshi Yoshitani (Zatanna and the House of Secrets) comes a story about Mandy, the daughter of super-famous superhero Starfire. Seventeen-year-old Mandy, daughter of Starfire, is not like her mother. Starfire is gorgeo...

8.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #14

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Jul 21, 2021

"THE BLADE BEHIND THE CURTAIN"
•  For decades, no figure has stood as close to the EMPEROR with so much mystery surrounding her.
•  Who is the UMBARAN? What is her role within the EMPIRE and in the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS? And what happens when she emerges from the darkness to challenge Darth Vader himself?
•  Featuring ...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Beyond the Breach #1 Jul 14, 2021
6.0

We already have The MIST novel, movie and failed TV series and the movie Annihilation so...
And the comic from Image, Oblivion Song...
Art and coloring are very good though.

Beyond the Breach #1

By: Ed Brisson, Damian Couceiro
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Life sucks for Vanessa. Her mother just died and her boyfriend is cheating on her (with her own sister!). To clear her mind, Vanessa is taking the California road-trip that she's been dreaming about for years.
  
Her postcard-perfect drive through old growth forests quickly turns when THE BREACH hits. A bizarre anomaly in the sky p...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Everfrost #1 Jul 9, 2021
6.0

Too preoccupied with exposition, naming things and establishing the world building instead of making us care about the characters. Art and colors are fine.

Everfrost #1

By: Ryan K Lindsay, Sami Kivela
Released: Jun 2, 2021

Van Louise retired to the ice coast so she could quietly find a way off planet from a world on the wrong side of societal collapse.
She biohacks a dead leviathan to orchestrate passage away into the universe, but her plans are about to get chewed up by a mounting war between the Warlords - violent gatekeepers for the global ruling party - and ...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Fight Girls #1 Jul 7, 2021
6.5

Frank Cho's writing abilities are not in league with his artistic.

Fight Girls #1

By: Frank Cho
Released: Jul 7, 2021

Ten hard-as-nails women face off in an ancient contest of champions where the winner truly takes all: the title of "Queen
of the Galaxy." To win the challenge each contestant must survive the hazards of the planet's harsh landscape, the
ferocious predators on and below its surface, and their fellow contestants. This edition of the contest h...

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10

Star Wars: Darth Vader #13

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Jun 23, 2021

DARK LORD VS. DARK DROID!
•  DARTH VADER and OCHI OF BESTOON embark upon a search for the carbonite-frozen body of HAN SOLO.
•  Get ready for intrigue, betrayal and action in the heart of HUTT SPACE with the explosive reappearance of EVERYONE'S FAVORITE ASSASSIN DROID, IG-88!
•  ...And a s...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Basilisk #1 Jun 11, 2021
6.0

Been here before haven't we? Stranger comes to town. The desperate hunter no one believes. Good art though.

Basilisk #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf
Released: Jun 2, 2021

Who Can Stop The Chimera?

Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorized small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt.

Until now...

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Cosmic Ray rated Geiger #1 May 16, 2021
6.5

Geiger #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Industry heavyweights GEOFF JOHNS (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and GARY FRANK (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC's DOOMSDAY CLOCK reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming GEIGER. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Com...

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10

Star Wars: Darth Vader #11

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Apr 28, 2021

EXEGOL UNLEASHED!
•  As punishment for his rebellion, DARTH VADER was broken by THE EMPEROR, his limbs shattered, forbidden to use THE FORCE.
•  But after surviving OCHI OF BESTOON, THE EYE OF WEBBISH BOGG and the horrors of THE RED NEBULA, Vader stands on the verge of uncovering the Emperor's greatest secrets...

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HankTankerous reviewed Skyward #1 Apr 21, 2018
5.0

I want you to think of all the terrible tropes in modern comics that have turned a once mighty industry into a tiny club built around a fringe hobby. This book suffers from all of these trappings. The dialog is straight from a Joss Whedon show. "Like literally." The protagonist is straight out of modern comics central casting and is meant to appeal to a minority of a minority. The only thing uniqu more

Skyward #1

By: Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett
Released: Apr 18, 2018

"MY LOW-G LIFE," Part One: One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. ...

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7.0

The Department of Truth #6

By: James Tynion IV, Elsa Charretier
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Acclaimed artist ELSA CHARRETIER (NOVEMBER) joins JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) and THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH to uncover the deep tangled roots of the Department of Truth - roots that stretch as far back as the Middle Ages. What is the Inquisition? Who are the Illuminati? And what is the truth behind the Phantom Time Hypothesis?

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8.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #10

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Feb 10, 2021

THE RED HORROR!
•  After passing the test of THE EYE OF WEBBISH BOGG, DARTH VADER has learned the route to the hidden location of THE EMPEROR'S greatest secrets!
•  But in THE RED NEBULA along the way, can Vader survive the onslaught of the greatest predator in the galaxy? Especially if the monster's most bruta...

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6.0

The Department of Truth #5

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Jan 27, 2021

WHAT is Black Hat? WHO is the mysterious man pulling its strings? WHY is he in Cole Turner's apartment? The first arc of the smash-hit new series from JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) comes to a dramatic conclusion, as Cole questions whether or not he's on the right side of the War for the Truth!

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9.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #9

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Jan 13, 2021

THE ASSASSIN RETURNS!
•  In his search for vengeance in the depths of MUSTAFAR, DARTH VADER has seized the mysterious key to the EMPEROR'S greatest secret.
•  But the key itself needs a key - which only the deadly assassin OCHI OF BESTOON seems to have. Vader and Ochi are in for the fight of their lives with t...

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8.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #8

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Dec 16, 2020

INTO THE FIRE!
•  Hungry for vengeance after his brutal punishment at the hands of THE EMPEROR, can DARTH VADER
uncover his master's secrets in the depths of MUSTAFAR?
•  Stripped of his greatest weapons, can the dark lord survive the fire and the EYE?
•  Or will he be overcome as the EYE turns Vader's every question ba...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed The Department of Truth #3 Nov 27, 2020
7.0

The problem with having such a great first issue is keeping that level of quality.

The Department of Truth #3

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Mary never knew what "false flag" or "crisis actor" meant, until her son was murdered in a mass shooting, and the threats and accusations began. But as her reality starts to bend around her, it's the job of the Department of Truth to keep these dark conspiracies from coming true...at any cost. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Ea...

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8.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #7

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Nov 11, 2020

PAIN LEADS TO ANGER AND ANGER LEADS TO AN ELEMENT FROM EPISODE IXX!
o As DARTH VADER battered and broken by the EMPEROR as punishment for his rebellion, drags himself across the blasted surface of MUSTAFAR with vengeance on his mind!  
o But can he survive the onslaught of a certain mysterious SITH ASSASSIN?  
o And how will his wor...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Origins #1 Nov 6, 2020
8.0

Intriguing.

Origins #1

By: Clay Mcleod Chapman, Jakub Rebelka
Released: Nov 4, 2020

* A thousand years after humans are killed off by artificial intelligence, one man is brought back to life - David Adams, who created the technology that destroyed his people.
* Now with the help of the android Chloe who revived him, David will try to restore humanity - and stop the AI overlords he created.
* David embarks on the greatest b...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed The Department of Truth #2 Oct 28, 2020
7.5

First issue was great, this was a step down from that.

The Department of Truth #2

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Oct 28, 2020

COLE TURNER has spent most of his life suppressing false memories of Satanic ritual abuse at his preschool. Now, he's the newest recruit of the Department of Truth...and he just found out those false memories might be truer than he thinks. JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) continue their b...

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7.5

Not bad. Very complex and detailed.

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Jacen Burrows
Released: Oct 14, 2020

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war...
The saga of WARHAMMER 40,000 comes to Marvel Comics!
MARNEUS CALGAR, the legendary Chapter Master of the Ultramarines, leads his elite Space Marines against humanity's greatest threats in a galaxy engulfed in endless war.
Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, The ...

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9.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #6

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Oct 14, 2020

THE PUNISHMENT!
•  DARTH VADER failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side of the Force.
•  No...Luke was too weak to join his father in overthrowing EMPEROR PALPATINE.
•  Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all of these years...
and in doing so nearly betrayed his master.
•...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Rorschach #1 Oct 14, 2020
7.0

We'll have to wait and see... but this beginning doesn't blow the doors off.

Rorschach #1

By: Tom King, Jorge Fornes
Released: Oct 14, 2020

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.
So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin try...

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9.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Sep 16, 2020

A QUEST FOR TRUTH... A JOURNEY OF DESTRUCTION!
•    DARTH VADER'S search for revenge against those who hid his son Luke reaches a terrible climax - at the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA!
•    What secrets does he learn? And who will pay as a result?
•    All the answ...

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8.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #4

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Aug 12, 2020

WHO HUNTS THE HUNTER?
•  DARTH VADER continues his terrifying quest for vengeance against everyone who hid the existence of his son from him.
•  But on NABOO, the DARK LORD OF THE SITH faces a deadly new challenge as his focus turns from LUKE to PADMÉ, the wife of the man Vader used to be.  
•  And what secrets lie in the...

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