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Cosmic Ray rated Star Wars #23 May 9, 2022
7.0

Star Wars #23

By: Charles Soule, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 4, 2022

THE DAWN ALLIANCE - PART 2 OF 3 "The Last Division"
•  The fate of THE REBEL ALLIANCE FLEET is at stake, as its last remaining divisions face off in battle against the brutal tactics of COMMANDER ELLIAN ZAHRA and her crew on the TARKIN'S WILL.
•  For Zahra, this fight is personal; her revenge will not be complete until every life lo...

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Cosmic Ray rated Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1 May 9, 2022
6.5

Star Wars: Obi-Wan #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Ario Anindito
Released: May 4, 2022

FAST APPROACHES THE ULTIMATE DESTINY OF ONE OF THE JEDI'S MOST RENOWNED MASTERS!
•  As he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to reflect on - and record - key moments of a heroic life long-lived.
•  Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit's hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days ...

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Cosmic Ray rated Metal Society #1 May 9, 2022
6.5

Metal Society #1

By: Zack Kaplan, Guilherme Balbi
Released: May 4, 2022

MINISERIES PREMIERE

PORT OF EARTH writer ZACK KAPLAN teams up with hot up-and-coming artist GUILHERME BALBI in a dramatic new sci-fi miniseries that's Blade Runner meets Rocky.

In an inverted future, evolved robots have resurrected humans for manual labor. When a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, a fearless human fighter and...

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9.0

Star Wars: Darth Vader #20

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Feb 9, 2022

THE QUEEN'S SHADOW RETURNS!
•  Darth Vader continues his quest to destroy the agents of Crimson Dawn, abetted by an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins.
•  But every twist in the tale gets thrown into question with the shocking return of SABÉ, handmaiden of Padmé Amidala!
•  Who's the hero? Who's the villain? And will th...

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9.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #22

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Apr 13, 2022

CRIMSON HAVOC!
•  With all secrets smashed and all traitors revealed, DARTH VADER unleashes his endgame!
•  But is his target CRIMSON DAWN - or the EMPIRE itself? And where does that leave the heroes and assassins who have fought at his side?
•  Plus, a shocking reveal that cuts to the very core of the DARK LORD'S dark heart...

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8.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #21

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Mar 23, 2022

THE RETURN OF THE HANDMAIDEN!

•  A figure terrifyingly close to VADER'S dark heart returns - but with a shocking new allegiance that threatens total chaos!
•  The band of heroes who have bound themselves to Vader's cause finally learn the true nature of their new lord.
•  And how long can OCHI OF BESTOON keep his desper...

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Cosmic Ray rated We Ride Titans #1 Mar 12, 2022
8.0

We Ride Titans #1

By: Tres Dean, Sebastian Piriz
Released: Jan 12, 2022

Kaiju hit hard. Family hits harder.
Trying to keep your family from imploding is a tall order. Kit Hobbs is about to find out it's an even taller order when that family has been piloting the Titan that protects New Hyperion from kaiju for generations. Between a spiraling brother, a powder keg of a father, and a whole bunch of twenty-story monst...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Wastelanders: Doom #1 Jan 8, 2022
8.0

Good read. We need more one-and-done stories like this.

Wastelanders: Doom #1

By: Torunn Gronbekk, Julius Ohta
Released: Jan 5, 2022

THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING!
DOCTOR DOOM helped wipe out the heroes on the Day the Villains Won, but even as he rules his domain in the Wastelands, a greater destiny calls to him. When a mysterious power blocks his oversight of a particular region, what he discovers will have ripple effects across the WASTELANDERS stories!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Phenom X #1 Nov 10, 2021
1.0

Super-TRASH!

Phenom X #1

By: John Leguizamo, Chris Batista
Released: Nov 10, 2021

Wrongfully imprisoned and desperate to regain his freedom, Max Gomez agrees to become a subject in an underground government experiment. When the trial gives him phenomenal shape-shifting abilities, Gomez learns his new "freedom" requires surviving a superpowered war fought on the streets of NYC.

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DoorMan reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #17 Oct 31, 2021
10

Fantastic issue. Certainly an issue full of surprises. WOTBH did an excellent job of building up Crimson Dawn to the point where, at least for myself, there is the perception of Qi'ra and Crimson Dawn being formidable opponents for the Empire and not just some obscure criminal entity. Just when I start to like Ochi of Bestoon and become invested in the character and his and Vader's dynamic relatio more

Star Wars: Darth Vader #17

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Oct 27, 2021

"JUST REWARDS"
•  Throughout the search for HAN SOLO, DARTH VADER has carved his way through shadows, unraveling mysteries cloaked in deceptions and betrayal.
•  Now Vader finally takes care of all his business in this blockbuster conclusion to the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS story arc.
•  But is he the true master of betraya...

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Cosmic Ray - Nov 1, 2021

Ochi may be a double agent - he said he works for the strongest and so may still be working for Vader.

DoorMan - Nov 5, 2021

Ahhh that would certainly be interesting!

9.5

Star Wars: Darth Vader #17

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Oct 27, 2021

"JUST REWARDS"
•  Throughout the search for HAN SOLO, DARTH VADER has carved his way through shadows, unraveling mysteries cloaked in deceptions and betrayal.
•  Now Vader finally takes care of all his business in this blockbuster conclusion to the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS story arc.
•  But is he the true master of betraya...

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Cosmic Ray reviewed Dirtbag Rapture #1 Oct 23, 2021
7.5

Not bad.

Dirtbag Rapture #1

By: Christopher Sebela, Kendall Goode
Released: Oct 6, 2021

She's stoned. She's selfish. She's all that stands between us and the end of the world.
Where do you go when you die? Kat, a stoner with a flexible moral code, can answer that, and the answer is: not very far. Unfortunately for Kat's peace of mind, a near-death experience has left her with the ability to see and hear ghosts, as well as take the...

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Cosmic Ray rated Primordial #1 Oct 7, 2021
7.0

Primordial #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Mind-bending sci-fi collides with Cold War thriller in this six-issue miniseries by the bestselling and Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS!
In 1957, the USSR launched the dog, Laika, into Earth's orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But, unbeknownst to everyone, ...

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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. --- Update- Never came 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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