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This was exactly what it was supposed to be. Great art. Stripped down revenge tragedy. Solid storytelling all around.

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #11

By: Rick Remender, Andre Araujo
Released: Sep 14, 2022


Sins are paid for in blood. The road you walk determines where you go. Some poison takes time to work.

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Van Richten reviewed Wolverine #24 Sep 11, 2022

Hot diggity!! This was actually a really great issue! It’s about time. I hope #25 keeps up the momentum.

Wolverine #24

By: Ben Percy, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 7, 2022

The Hand's HELLBRIDE seeks revenge on WOLVERINE and SOLEM. But with Earth reeling from the revelations of A.X.E., a dire play from the Best There Is may be the planet's last, best hope!

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Darrow is a master craftsman, and every comic he creates is a joy - albeit a bloody one.

The Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to be Kin #1

By: Geof Darrow
Released: May 18, 2022

In Phase 4 of the SCU, the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested when he is forced to homeschool during a pandemic of unparalleled violence, in this story torn from yesterday's viral twitter feeds.

Can he get a kung fu grip on the situation before a horde of .45 loving human monsters and not so human monsters send him to t...

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First half of the book was ACAB propaganda with a nice touch of "the white man is the root of all my problems" Victimhood.

The second half of the book was actually pretty great with some nice, touching character beats with Warpath meeting his grandma for the first time since he was just a baby.

Giant-Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1

By: Rose, David Culter
Released: May 4, 2022

All Elite Wrestling superstar Nyla Rose slams into Krakoa with a back-breaking one-shot featuring the first X-Man to die in action! In this mega-sized one-shot, Rose teams up with comics star Steve Orlando and First Nations artist David Cutler to grapple with the ramifications of Thunderbird's recent resurrection! The world John Proudstar has retur...

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The Brave and the Bald - May 8, 2022

Please calm down, sir. You're letting emotions override rational thought.

Amazing Psycamorean - May 8, 2022

Can I join your blog?

Van Richten reviewed Twig #1 May 6, 2022

This was an absolutely beautiful comic. The art is fantastic, and I'm a sucker for a quest narrative. Looking forward to this limited series.

Twig #1

By: Skottie Young, Kyle Strahm
Released: May 4, 2022


Eisner Award-winning I HATE FAIRYLAND and MIDDLEWEST writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD, UNEARTH) come together for an all-new epic fantasy/adventure miniseries!

It's the first day of Twig's new job as a journeyer on a JEFF SMITH's Bone-esque quest to save a The Dark Crystal/Labyrinth-style world....

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aquwj reviewed X Lives Of Wolverine #5 Mar 17, 2022

Confused as to why some x-fans are annoyed by a book about logan's lives doing exactly that. Just months ago, the same people were annoyed by a book about the trail of magneto having nothing to do with that and years ago, x of swords having little sword fights. smh

X Lives Of Wolverine #5

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Mar 16, 2022

TIME TO DIE! WEEK 9 - OMEGA RED has threatened the past, present and future of mutantkind. Today, WOLVERINE puts an end to it. The unbelievable climax to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE is an experience comic readers won't soon forget and sets the stage for the ultimate finale in X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #5!

Parental Advisory

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Van Richten reviewed Saga #56 Feb 24, 2022

This comic has not skipped a beat in the 3 year hiatus.

Saga #56

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Feb 23, 2022

Everyone mourns in their own way. The most emotional epic in comics continues, still for only $2.99!

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This is a fun read so far, and the world building is as solid as the characters.

What's The Furthest Place From Here? #4

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss
Released: Feb 16, 2022

The Carnival has come to town and everyone is here! But the Academy has a dark secret, and if it gets out now, this may be the end of the journey. But wait...
Is that Sid?

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Van Richten reviewed New Mutants #24 Feb 10, 2022

This… was horrible. Page after page of lines like “Your love is fierce and beautiful.” Panel after panel of besties and BFFs affirming each other’s traumas and healing. Gross. Stories that are “character-driven” don’t need to feel like extended counseling sessions. Just awful.

New Mutants #24

By: Vita Ayala, Danilo Beyruth
Released: Feb 9, 2022

The New Mutants regroup in the aftermath of the Shadow King's attack! What will become of Amahl Farouk? Why is Warpath... crying?! How many snikts can fit into one panel? What happens to the Lost when they find one another? All this and more in a single issue-plus the setup for the next big arc, a story too magical to be believed.

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I feel bad for Williams because all the incels and sad puppy types are always cunning for her and Tini Howard. So I’m hesitant to write a bad review. However, this was a terrible story arc that was convoluted and went nowhere. Just like with X-Factor, Williams was given a solid premise, and she squandered it on “character-driven” narrative that treads water the entire time.

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #5

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Dec 22, 2021

The mystery surrounding Magneto and Scarlet Witch is resolved. The guilty will be judged, the innocent absolved, the victims avenged... and all shall endure their own trials.

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Merlyn reviewed Devil's Reign #2 Dec 29, 2021

Fucking called it last issue, Zdarsky can't handle letting a "rich guy" being mayor, dude is so predictable with his ideological fixations. Imagine being so disturbed and petty as a human being to hate people richer than you that you need to "get your revenge" on a fictional character. I'm making another prediction: Tony will turn out villainous here, he won't handle letting Cage run as mayor. Bec more

Devil's Reign #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Dec 29, 2021

Wilson Fisk has set the Marvel Universe on a dangerous and violent path, hoping to remake it in his own image. Systematically leveraging the power of his office against the heroes of the Marvel Universe, Fisk takes his most dangerous and craven step yet... The THUNDERBOLTS are reporting for duty!
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Hizzoner isn't the only one ...

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Van Richten - Dec 30, 2021

I miss the days when we didn’t have to listen to butthurt incels and sad puppy types complain about everything. But do go on.

Merlyn - Dec 30, 2021

Another fake account? I'll block this one, too, you know.

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