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fzanca reviewed A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 Aug 11, 2022
6.0

This one is not nearly as good as the first. I hope this is not a downhill trend. It starts with a bunch of people's views of mutants (mirroring present times). Then there's a battle where the battle creates a title wave that the characters say that thousands of people will be killed by it. Then they forget about it completely. So, we can only assume that those people were all killed, since there more

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Guiu Villanova
Released: Aug 10, 2022

...THE WICKED WILL BE PUT TO DEATH!
As the world shakes, an unlikely group of heroes and less-than-heroes gather to find a peaceful solution. Sadly, the best laid plans of man, mutant and Eternal oft go awry...
RATED T+

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Jared R - Aug 12, 2022

It's weird how they are claiming these civilians referenced will be important. They probably all die. One already gave up his life.

fzanca - Aug 12, 2022

Yeah, I know what he was going for, but it didn't work. In my opinion.

7.5

Jane has a battle with S'ym which is out of the blue, but pretty cool. I like that Odin is speaking to her telepathically. Runa takes an arrow to the back and completely blows it off and it's never referred to again. It's always good to see Sif and Warriors Three (though we only see one). I like the battle with the trolls. It was also good to see an appearance from Hildegarde. Though we see her ve more

Jane Foster & The Mighty Thor #3

By: Torunn Gronbekk, Michael Dowling
Released: Aug 10, 2022

JANE VS. S'YM OF LIMBO FOR THE FATE OF ASGARD!
The battle against the Dark Elves and their allies rages on in Asgard, and the warriors of the Golden City are losing - badly. R na the Valkyrie has managed to stave off total defeat, but Asgard desperately needs Thor. Can Jane find clues to the Thunder God's whereabouts in Limbo - or will she lose...

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fzanca reviewed Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #26 Aug 12, 2022
6.0

This was kind of a disappointing issue. The whole lead-up to this ending was simply a waste of time and the characters say as much. Then the assassin tries to kill T'onga's girlfriend and instead kills the Nexu. Then she cries about it? What kind of assassin is she? I found this very strange. Then the one-eyed officer tries to get it on with Valance. What the hell is happening here? Not a great i more

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #26

By: Sacks, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Aug 10, 2022

THE SHOCKING ENDING TO THE BOUNTY HUNTERS' RAID ON THE VERMILLION!
•  T'onga must face Crimson Dawn on her own to save the girl she seeks.
•  Meanwhile, one of her crew may not survive Vukorah's deadly revenge.
•  And Dengar may finally be getting exactly what he deserves.
RATED T

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7.0

I love seeing Steve Rogers as Cap, but I'm really confused by this whole story. It's just not making any sense. Having a new type of Hydra is cool, but messing with the origin of the shield and putting a message in it is absurd. Too much time has passed to make this relevant or believable. Then Bucky has a fight with Peggy. I'm so utterly confused that they're losing me. And the villain keeps sayi more

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #3

By: Collin Kelly, Carmen Carnero
Released: Aug 10, 2022

Steve Rogers tracks the mysterious organization known only as the Outer Circle to a lab in the heart of a volcano, where the original creator of the shield left behind a dire message. But the Outer Circle isn't going to let the information go without a fight. Who - or what - is the Redacted? And will Steve survive long enough to find out?
Meanw...

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fzanca added A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) to their pull list Aug 11, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022)

IN THE LAND OF THE RIGHTEOUS...
The X-Men claim they're the planets' new gods. The Eternals know that position is already filled. The Avengers are about to realize exactly how many secrets their so-called friends have kept from them. Years of tension lead to a volcanic eruption as two worlds burn. Who has leaked the X-Men's secrets to their lat...

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fzanca reviewed Killadelphia #2 Aug 7, 2022
7.0

It seems like a lot of people like this book. I wanted to check it out since I write a vampire comic myself. There's no real substance to this story, however. I guess it's hard to tell in a single issue since this book has now been going on for 2 years, but at this early stage, you have the one guy lose his grandmother, which means he's a newbie. The girl who trolls looking for bad people to bring more

Killadelphia #2

By: Rodney Barnes, Jason Shawn Alexander
Released: Jan 1, 2020

    "SINS OF THE FATHER," Part Two
Jimmy's horrifying discoveries regarding his father's murder lead him to seek police coroner Jose Padilla's help. But when they discover the force behind Philadelphia's vampire outbreak is none other than former U.S. President John Adams, will Jimmy's investigation reveal a way to save the ...

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fzanca reviewed Poison Ivy #3 Aug 7, 2022
8.0

This is not an exciting book by any means, there's zero action in it and Poison Ivy doesn't use her powers in any fun way. But it does have heart. It's painting Pammy in a different light and has some issues. She misses Harley, she gets to work on a little garden, and she's having possible hallucinations. Then it gets weird at the end and she goes to get a job. Not sure what the ulterior motive is more

Poison Ivy #3

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara
Released: Aug 3, 2022

Fixing the world isn't easy work, and Ivy's all hot and sweaty because of it! Getting her hands dirty was never an issue, but when plant assassins come after her, Ivy must be willing to play dirty as well.

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fzanca reviewed The New Champion of Shazam! #1 Aug 6, 2022
8.0

It was a slow start, but this is almost an origin story. The story really picks up when the rabbit starts talking. That was a nice touch. Then she fights a no-name villain and then the reveal about her parents.

I got the alternate cover which is simply gorgeous.

The New Champion of Shazam! #1

By: Josie Campbell, Evan "Doc" Shaner
Released: Aug 3, 2022

Mary Bromfield has always struggled to determine who she is outside her family...kinda hard to do when you're all superheroes! Now, after Billy Batson's heroic sacrifice, the power of Shazam has vanished, and she's been left powerless. Most heroes would be distraught, but not Mary. It's finally time for a voyage of self-discovery as she prepares fo...

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Weird Science Jim - Aug 6, 2022

No name villain is a classic Shazam villain, btw. This 4-parter seems to be trying to sort out all the convoluted stuff that has happened to Billy over the last 2-3 years.

fzanca - Aug 6, 2022

Yeah, I get that. He's been stuck on the rock for a while.

fzanca reviewed The Variants #2 Jul 31, 2022
8.5

I'm really liking this series. It's unique and it was good to see Tigra. Haven't seen her in ages. I like how they introduced Luke and Gail wasn't afraid to give the male character the spotlight for a second. There was no pandering. There were strong females and strong males and they worked in tandum. No one upping the other. I liked the scene with Daredevil. There are a lot of good moments here f more

The Variants #2

By: Gail Simone, Phil Noto
Released: Jul 27, 2022

Jessica Jones is experiencing terrifying blackouts and leaving chaos and pain in her wake. But will the latest effects of her missing time leave her on the wrong side of the law AND her own family? Meanwhile, the mysterious VARIANTS arrive, and Jessica fears for her own sanity!
RATED T+

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Weird Science Jim - Aug 6, 2022

If you like Tigra, you should check out the Moon Knight book. She has been in it for a bit now

fzanca - Aug 6, 2022

I like Moon Knight, but I'm tapped out on the number of books I'm buying. What's the writer. I'll pick up the trade. I have heard good things about this run.

fzanca reviewed Batman #126 Aug 6, 2022
9.0

There was such a sense of danger in this issue. The team all coming in to make the save and not making a dent. Of course, this is simply Terminator retold in a Batman story, but I am interested to know the bot's origin and how they are going to destroy it.

This issue was definitely full of action where the hero was simply looking to get away and regroup.

Batman #126

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 3, 2022

Batman has battled all manner of criminals, monsters, and super-villains, but nothing could have prepared him for what's coming with Failsafe, an unstoppable foe that can outfight and outthink the Dark Knight-but could a dark connection to Batman's past be the answer? In the backup, Catwoman is piecing together the lineage of one of Gotham's most n...

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fzanca reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #22 Jul 28, 2022
5.5

Not sure if Patrick and I read the same book. This story could have been told in 3 pages. The artwork was pretty bad in comparison to some of the other issues. We learned that Aphra's possessed and screws people over. These are things we already knew. The possession portion could have been cut down drastically to get to the next plot point. Instead, we stay there for the entire issue.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #22

By: Alyssa Wong, Minkyu Jung
Released: Jul 27, 2022

• Tainted by the SPARK ETERNAL, DOCTOR CHELLI APHRA is not herself! Trapped in her own mind, Aphra's only hope for escape lies in her own memories...
•  ...but will she find a way out before the Spark consumes her completely?
RATED T

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fzanca - Aug 5, 2022

You mean the droids that tried to kill her numerous times. I'm not sure why she would want them back

Weird Science Jim - Aug 6, 2022

I’m not sure if you are reading or understanding the book - the Spark Eternal wants the droids! Aphra even tells it that the droids will kill them!

fzanca reviewed Flashpoint: Beyond #4 Aug 5, 2022
8.0

I liked the second half of this—the reveal of the Joker and Dent's son's conversation with the female Two-face. However, the idea that this little boy with no training can beat up two adult guards is ludicrous and took me entirely out of the story.

The last page confused the hell out of me.

Flashpoint: Beyond #4

By: Geoff Johns, Xermanico
Released: Aug 3, 2022

Thomas is quickly closing in on the Clockwork Killer, but his investigation might be impeded by young Dexter Dent and his own vigilante agenda: breaking his mother out of Arkham!

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fzanca reviewed X-Men: Red #5 Aug 5, 2022
7.0

They expect a battle is coming. A battle as readers to which we already know the outcome. One of their members switches sides because she always wins. That is a very lame power by the way. Not sure how magneto is still living with a huge hole in his chest, but whatever. And storm didn't even show up to join the fight.

X-Men: Red #5

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Aug 3, 2022

EXCESS DEVIATION!
No one who is not an Omega-level mutant has ever taken one of the nine seats of the Great Ring. Together, they are the greatest power Arakko has ever known - and it's nine against one. So, if the nine are losing...what does that say about the one? Judgment Day has come to the Red Planet - and it's Arakko's greatest test since ...

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fzanca reviewed Batman: Killing Time #6 Aug 5, 2022
7.0

I'm not sure this really stuck the landing. The eye, the thing everyone was after, was sold to a pawn shop. We still have no idea, and why the government wanted it. And the agent living from a gunshot wound to the head - it's hard to believe.

Plus this is a very different take on Catwoman. Not sure I like it.

The artwork is beautiful, however, I just wish the ending was bett more

Batman: Killing Time #6

By: Tom King, David Marquez
Released: Aug 3, 2022

All hell breaks lose as a gang war in Gotham erupts over the mysterious artifact stolen by Catwoman and the Riddler! Blood will be shed, lives be lost, and a shocking ending will leave your head spinning!

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fzanca reviewed Red Sonja #11 Jul 31, 2022
6.5

Another story telling us females are awesome and men suck. Hoohum. Heard this for the past 2 years nonstop. We don't need anyone stealing from Themysicira at this point. So, that aside, Sitha is cute as always and the twist isn't set up in the least. I've enjoyed this storyline a great deal for the most part, but this issue was a low point.

Red Sonja #11

By: Mirka Andolfo, Giuseppe Cafaro
Released: Jul 27, 2022

Sitha has finally embraced her real mother once more. With her mission accomplished at last, Red Sonja is ready to go home...but then, why do her instincts tell her that danger still lurks? Sonja will discover that in this village, nothing is really what it seems.

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fzanca reviewed Flashpoint: Beyond #2 Jul 30, 2022
8.5

I like Thomas realizing he's not a good Batman and his conversation with Dent was good, but he never did figure out who broke into Arkham and it took the guards a very long time to show up.

Flashpoint: Beyond #2

By: Geoff Johns, Xermanico
Released: Jun 8, 2022

The DC event of 2022 continues!  As Thomas Wayne investigates the continuing mystery of the Clockwork Killer, another mystery erupts when a strange inmate within Arkham claims that Bruce Wayne is the only Batman that should exist. And Thomas's world is again turned upside down when a new, twisted version of an iconic Batman villain is bor...

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fzanca reviewed Detective Comics #1062 Jul 30, 2022
7.0

I would have ranked this higher, but I have no idea what this is about. I like the Talia entrance and his conversation with Dick. But other than that it was introductions all the way around with no motivations. I love Ram V's work on Catwoman, but why do I need a shitty Gordon story so they can add a $1.00 to the cover price? They have been doing this for years now, and I'm pretty much over it. < more

Detective Comics #1062

By: Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 27, 2022

GOTHAM NOCTURNE PART 1 OF 4: OVERTURE. It's a new era for the detective of the night as we introduce award-winning new series writer Ram V (Catwoman, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), and artist extraordinaire Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Superman/Batman)! Together, they'll be turning Gotham into a tragic yet beautiful gothic opera for our ...

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fzanca reviewed Action Comics #1045 Jul 30, 2022
6.5

I am so over this storyline. They have dragged and dragged this story out so far that there's literally nothing left. I understand that they did it to get to 1050, but as a reader I now dread having Action in my pull for the week. But I've gone this far as might as well see it to the end. Plus I'm tired of paying $5.00 for an additional ongoing story that I didn't ask for. Detective does the same more

Action Comics #1045

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Riccardo Federici
Released: Jul 27, 2022

The Warworld Revolution escalates as Superman gains the upper hand, forcing Mongul to take desperate measures. Meanwhile, a fallen ally of Superman is resurrected...at a terrible cost. A new connection to Jack Kirby's Fourth World is revealed as the Warworld Saga's mind-blowing conclusion nears! Then, in A World Without Clark Kent-Lois Lane and Joh...

fzanca reviewed Aquamen #6 Jul 29, 2022
6.0

I really want my old Aquaman back. Shave the beard like Reed Richards just did and put Mera's costume back like it was in the movie. This issue was a bunch of wasted filler. Trevor talks to a committee about not attacking Atlantis, then we cut to an Atlantis school bus for no reason, then we are back to the discussion about attacking Atlantis, then the news comes in about the Justice League dying more

Aquamen #6

By: Brandon Thomas, Sami Basri
Released: Jul 27, 2022

A Dark Crisis tie-in issue! After hearing about Arthur's death, Mera and the others must each find a way to come to terms with their loss and move forward. In his time of grief, Jackson finds comfort from the last person he ever expected...his father!

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fzanca reviewed Deathstroke Inc. #11 Jul 28, 2022
8.0

This is a fun look at the character. He remains being a dick even when he's trying to be a loving Dad. The costume looks good and they make fun of the orange. And I love Green Arrow showing up at the end.

Deathstroke Inc. #11

By: Ed Brisson, Dexter Soy
Released: Jul 27, 2022

Deathstroke: Year One continues! To escape the banality of family life, Slade Wilson, the failed soldier and test subject, undertakes his first assassination mission. His target is the last surviving doctor from the experiment that gave him his powers! Slade doesn't need his heightened senses to tell him something is wrong with all of this...but wi...

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fzanca added Deathstroke Inc. (2021) to their pull list Jul 28, 2022

Deathstroke Inc. (2021)

After suffering too many losses, Slade Wilson decides it’s time for a change. When he’s enlisted to work with an ages-old secret organization called T.R.U.S.T. who want to take down the heavy-hitter villains, he’s all in. They’ll supply him with an all-new team and resources for his new mission into the depths of the weirdest parts of the D...

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fzanca reviewed Strange #4 Jul 28, 2022
8.5

I know a lot of people don't like this series, but I'm enjoying it. I like that she doesn't get along with her warlord mother and that her mother believes she had more nefarious motives. I like the battle scenes. I have no idea how they are going to wrap this up in a single issue.

Strange #4

By: Jed MacKay, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Jul 27, 2022

FAMILY REUNION!
•  Clea's mother Umar has come to visit, just as the Blasphemy Cartel launch their latest attack on the Sanctum Sanctorum!
•  And this time, they brought an unlikely foe to take down the Sorcerer Supreme!
•  Reintroducing the dark Moon Knight...Shadow Knight!
RATED T+

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fzanca added Strange (2022) to their pull list Jul 28, 2022

Strange (2022)

Look for more information on this title in future issues of Marvel Previews.

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fzanca added Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) to their pull list Jul 28, 2022

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020)

NEW CREW, NEW MISSION!
With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it's never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She's been keeping a low prof...

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fzanca reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #25 Jul 26, 2022
8.0

Vader tracks down the Governor deflects fire while riding on a speeder bike, and cuts down imperial officers just to make a point. What's not to like? Sabe becomes team leader and she and Ochi track down the weather device. This is an old trope, but I'll give them a pass.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #25

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Jul 20, 2022

• The Dark Lord of the Sith relentlessly tracks a corrupt Imperial governor. But is Vader still driven by his quest for order - or has his encounters with shades from the past awoken new motivations?
•  Meanwhile, few figures in the galaxy are more different than Sabé, handmaiden of Padmé Amidala, and Ochi of Bestoon, assassin of the S...

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fzanca reviewed Catwoman #45 Jul 24, 2022
7.0

Sometimes I really miss Ram V. No kick in the nuts to men with cringe sexist dialogue. Dicks' dialogue is the only one that agreed with during this issue. And what is with Robin's face on the cover? Was it a mistake that made it to print?

Catwoman #45

By: Tini Howard, Nico Leon
Released: Jul 20, 2022

Roman Sionis has been brought to his knees, but enough is enough. Catwoman's vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. But Selina has never been Gotham's only protector, and she'll have to contend with a well-meaning family of bats... What's that old saying? The enemy of my enemy...should back off and let me handle it!

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fzanca added Catwoman (2018) to their pull list Jul 24, 2022

Catwoman (2018)

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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7.0

This was the most basic of issues and almost nothing happens.

Chewie places tracking on the ship (OS)
Chewie goes to rescue Han
Chewie gets into a fight with Black K
Chewie and Han escape
The Falcon is missing

That's it. That's the entire issue. This should have been told in 10 pages, not 20. Kind of a let down.

Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #4

By: Marc Guggenheim, David Messina
Released: Jul 20, 2022

OH...SHYRIIWOOK!
•  HARROO! RHOO AAHH! HRRG!!! (TRANSLATION: It's a Chewbacca-centric special issue as Chewie fights to rescue his friend Han.)
•  HRRARRARGH AAHHRA HUGGG! (TRANSLATION: Guest-starring the one-and-only KRRSANTAN!)
•  RRRAHARRR RAAA HRRRA! (TRANSLATION: You don't want to miss this one!)
RATED T

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fzanca added Star Trek: The Mirror War to their pull list Jul 23, 2022

Star Trek: The Mirror War

Return to the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation with this brand-new series from writers David & Scott Tipton, where familiar faces and exciting new surprises await around every corner!
  
To conquer the Mirror Universe, Captain Picard must first seize control of the ship-building planet of Faundori! The only problem? Faundori ...

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fzanca reviewed Star Trek: The Mirror War #7 Jul 23, 2022
8.0

I really like this issue. It had a short-lived mutiny, big starship battles, and the main characters worried for their lives. I'm looking forward to seeing how this wraps up.

Star Trek: The Mirror War #7

By: David Tipton, Gavin Smith
Released: Jul 20, 2022

As Captain Picard's mighty armada prepares to strike a final blow on the unrelenting Klingon-Cardassian Alliance, unease grows among the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise as the captain's zeal approaches bloodthirst...

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