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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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8.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #3

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Jul 29, 2020

GHOSTS OF VADER’S PAST! In his quest to destroy everyone who hid the existence of his son, Luke Skywalker, from him, Darth Vader has formed an unlikely partnership with an eerie shadow from his previous life. Now they return to Naboo where a powerful new host of vengeful ghosts awaits them. Delve deeper into Vader’s past than you thought possib...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed The Department of Truth #1 Oct 1, 2020
8.0

Fascinating first issue.

The Department of Truth #1

By: James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds
Released: Sep 30, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn't prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Youth #1 May 15, 2020
8.0

Intriguing.

Youth #1

By: Curt Pires, Alex Diotto
Released: May 13, 2020

YOUTH is a coming of age story that tells the story of two queer teenagers as they run away from their lives in a bigoted small town, and attempt to make their way to California. Along the way their car breaks down and they join up with a group of fellow misfits on the road. Embarking together in a van travelling the country they party and attem...

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Cosmic Ray rated Decorum #1 Mar 14, 2020
4.0

Decorum #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Huddleston
Released: Mar 11, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one. "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use."

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Stealth #1 Mar 14, 2020
9.0

Wow! Really enjoyed it, great job. Intriguing!

Stealth #1

By: Mike Costa, Nate Bellegarde
Released: Mar 11, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! For decades, Stealth has waged war on crime in Detroit, but now he's taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth's reckless behavior is an older man battling Alzheimer's-his father. A father unwilling to accept that he's no longer the hero this city needs... with enemies all too eager t...

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9.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #2

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

THE FACE OF THE QUEEN!
•  In the wake of the shocking revelations of The Empire Strikes Back, DARTH VADER continues his quest for revenge against everyone who hid his son Luke from him.
•  But when his search takes him deep into his past, he uncovers a hauntingly familiar face that will challenge everything he...

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Swanktub reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 Feb 5, 2020
9.0

This comic really caught me off guard. Based off of the previews I had decided I was not going to buy this series. The art didn't look like it was going to appeal to me, and I personally find Greg Pak's writing to be very hit or miss. When I visited my local comic shop I was surprised to see this issue almost sold out early in the morning, so I decided to buy it and give the first issue a chance. more

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Feb 5, 2020

"JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!"
THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES!
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses -- plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud Cit...

9.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Feb 5, 2020

"JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!"
THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES!
In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses -- plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud Cit...

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6.0

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
5.0

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
7.5

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
5.0

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
9.0

Sweet.

Paper Girls #30

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

SERIES FINALE! DOUBLE-SIZED FINAL ISSUE!
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
4.0

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
8.5

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
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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