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fzanca reviewed Werewolf by Night #1 Sep 17, 2023
8.0

There's a lot to like about this issue. What I don't like is the design for the werewolf when there is a completely different design on the cover. The interaction between Elsa and Jack are really good and the fact that she's in color and he's in black and white is an interesting choice. I like that they failed their mission as well. Too bad this is not ongoing.

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Werewolf by Night #1

By: Derek Landy, Fran Galan
Released: Sep 13, 2023

AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE! In the shadows of black-and-white night, Jack Russell races to halt the sacrifice of a young girl at the hands of monsters. Elsa Bloodstone, in all her colorful monster-hunting glory, isn't far behind. But can they put their differences aside long enough to save the day? And what would such a partnership even look like?
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fzanca reviewed Incredible Hulk #4 Sep 17, 2023
8.0

I really like the horror elements here though I don't like that Banner just ditched a teenage girl to fend for herself. The artwork is not nearly as good as the previous artist, but I like where this arc is going.

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Incredible Hulk #4

By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Travel Foreman
Released: Sep 13, 2023

THE GREEN GIANTS THROW DOWN! HULK VS. MAN-THING! Trouble awaits in the foggy bogs when a sultry seductress of the swamp lures unsuspecting victims into her trap! What is this mysterious creature's connection to the Swamp Walker himself? It's rage versus empathy as these two green goliaths come to blows - and even the Hulk isn't immune to Man-Thing'...

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fzanca reviewed World's Finest: Teen Titans #3 Sep 16, 2023
5.0

To me this issue was just plain stupid. Toyboy? Really? A comic convention? We haven't seen that before. Is Mark Waid out of ideas at this point. It was just silly. Some people might like the silly fun, but it wasn't for me. I'm dropping this title.

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World's Finest: Teen Titans #3

By: Mark Waid, Emanuela Lupacchino
Released: Sep 13, 2023

TITANSCON! As the Titans fandom converges on Metropolis by the thousands, the team crashes the con as a surprise--knowing it will leave the Titans (and their secrets) exposed. While Kid Flash and Speedy show off for the crowds, a new teenage villain, the obsessive Toyboy, shows up to wreak havoc and claim Wonder Girl for his own!

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fzanca reviewed Batman and Robin #1 Sep 16, 2023
7.0

I'm not sure that this was a strong start to this series and the cliffhanger was very lackluster, but I do like the interaction between Damien and Bruce. The simple existence of this book defies the entire Gotham War series, however. In this issue alone we have White Rabbit taking hostages and Killer Croc performing criminal activities, when we were just told multiple times, that there was no long more

Batman and Robin #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Simone Di Meo
Released: Sep 13, 2023

Father and son. Bruce and Damian. Batman and Robin. From Batman vs. Robin to Knight Terrors, a lot has happened to the Dynamic Duo, but now they are back together and ready to fight crime in Gotham--just in time for Batman's most monstrous rogues to team up to turn the city into an urban jungle! A new villain watches from the shadows, intent on rev...

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fzanca added Batman and Robin (2023) to their pull list Sep 16, 2023

Batman and Robin (2023)

Father and son. Bruce and Damian. Batman and Robin. From Batman vs. Robin to Knight Terrors, a lot has happened to the Dynamic Duo, but now they are back together and ready to fight crime in Gotham--just in time for Batman's most monstrous rogues to team up to turn the city into an urban jungle! A new villain watches from the shadows, intent on rev...

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fzanca reviewed The Cull #2 Sep 16, 2023
5.0

Kelly Thompson is always hit or miss for me. The artwork in this book is great--very cinematic. I was intrigued by the first issue even though there was very little story. Okay, I said to myself, it's character setup. I decided to give it another issue. However, once again, we have very little story. They step in the water, they don't even try to find a way back, just in case they are stuck there more

The Cull #2

By: Kelly Thompson, Mattia de Iulis
Released: Sep 13, 2023

Cleo's confession elicits more fear than anger from the group, and everyone sticks together into the great unknown. Sentient mushrooms for everyone!

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fzanca reviewed Avengers Inc. #1 Sep 16, 2023
5.0

Wow, I have a completely different opinion than everyone else. I found this issue bland and confusing. FIrst of all regardless of what I've read or not read of Janet in the past, the fact that Luke goes to Janet to investigate a series of murders when his own wife is a full-fledged and licensed detective makes no sense whatsoever. Then when all of the villain simply got up after being shot and wer more

Avengers Inc. #1

By: Al Ewing, Leonard Kirk
Released: Sep 13, 2023

ACTION! MYSTERY! ADVENTURE! Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She's a hero. She's a celebrity. She's hunting a killer. His name is Victor Shade. He's a villain. He's an enigma. He just got killed. And together, they're out to solve every mystery in the Marvel Universe...starting with their own. AL EWING and LEONARD KIRK bring you a whole new style of Ave...

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fzanca reviewed Green Lantern #3 Sep 16, 2023
7.5

I loved all of the scenes with Sinestro in this book as well as Carol calling a meeting with Hal to reveal it to him. However, all of the scenes with Hal seemed a bit off. The ring suddenly working after him plummeting, the ring creating constructs of different colors and then the construct not even having a color, it was a shield around the animal that he made appear to grow? What? And then the w more

Green Lantern #3

By: Jeremy Adams, Xermanico
Released: Sep 13, 2023

Hal learns more about his mysterious Green Lantern ring while Sinestro makes a deal with the mysterious Guild to launch a full-scale attack on Ferris Air. The Green Lantern is now faced with the realization that his greatest enemy is back on Earth and undoubtedly up to no good. FEATURING JOHN STEWART HOMECOMING: PART THREE--THE LEAD-IN STORY TO GRE...

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fzanca reviewed Moon Knight #27 Sep 11, 2023
7.0

I do like the Hunter's Moon character and his banter with Marc, but this issue felt more like a Doctor Strange book. They enter the mind of Vibro and meet his normal persona to get info about Black Spectre. I like the Black Specter character, but this one just seemed out of place for me.

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Moon Knight #27

By: Jed MacKay, Federico Sabbatini
Released: Sep 6, 2023

THE HUNT FOR BLACK SPECTRE! On the hunt for the Black Spectre, Moon Knight and Hunter's Moon must chase an informant into the darkest cave of all - the human mind! But what horrors await the Fists of Khonshu in the depths of the psyche?
Rated T+

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fzanca added Moon Knight (2021) to their pull list Sep 11, 2023

Moon Knight (2021)

I AM MOON KNIGHT!
The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a ...

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fzanca reviewed Birds of Prey #1 Sep 11, 2023
5.0

Kelly Thompson is very hit-or-miss for me. I collected all 50 issues of Capt Marvel. Some were good and some were very very bad. This was set up almost beat-for-beat with the newest Avengers run with Capt Marvel recruiting. The idea of recruiting Harley Quinn was so contrived, it was scary. Let's see where this goes, but the first issue was not impressive.

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Birds of Prey #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Bastos Romero
Released: Sep 6, 2023

BREAKING HEARTS AND FACES--THE BIRDS OF PREY ARE BACK! Every mission matters. Every life saved is a miracle. But this time, it's personal. Dinah Lance is one of the DCU's most elite fighters, and combined with her sonic scream, she's a fearsome foe in any scenario...but sometimes even the Black Canary needs help. Faced with a personal mission broug...

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fzanca added Fire and Ice (2023) to their pull list Sep 11, 2023

Fire and Ice (2023)

A FANTASY CLASSIC RETURNS TO LIFE WITH AN ALL-NEW PREQUEL SERIES!

More than four decades ago, two iconic creators came together to bring to the silver screen an amazing new world of magic and adventure. In their classic animated film Fire and Ice, legendary artist FRANK FRAZETTA and famed director RALPH BAKSHI crafted a unique vision of be...

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1.5

Well, we've established in this issue that Joanne is not a comic book writer. She's a slice-of-life writer who has a very specific feminine agenda. From the opening dialogue from Fire, I knew this was not a book for me. I loved Fire in Checkmate, but this is not that character. She openly brings danger to Smallville without a care for the residents. This is a piece of trash and I won't be continui more

Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #1

By: Joanne Starer, Natacha Bustos
Released: Sep 6, 2023

Things could not possibly be worse for Fire and Ice, in Beatriz da Costa's professional opinion. Superman sent the former Justice Leaguers packing for Smallville following an extremely public and utterly disastrous mission (that was all Guy Gardner's fault, thank you very much) and in doing so doomed them to a fate worse than death: irrelevance. Ic...

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fzanca reviewed The Magic Order: Vol. 4 #6 Sep 11, 2023
7.5

I really loved the beginning of this, but then it goes off the rails with the visit to the King and it wraps up way too quickly for what was set up.

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The Magic Order: Vol. 4 #6

By: Mark Millar, Dike Ruan
Released: Aug 16, 2023

MINISERIES FINALE

The conclusion to the last big arc before THE MAGIC ORDER Netflix show appears on screens! This ties together four volumes of stories and brings a shocking end to the wizard wars that have been raging in the shadows.

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fzanca reviewed Batman #137 Sep 11, 2023
2.0

This whole event is just stupid. Apparently, Chip has no idea how the bat family works. He's destroying 30 years of relationships and characterization to force this story to work. That's not how writing should be done. You don't force the characters into a story, you let the characters propel the story. Damien is the only one who doesn't turn on Bruce. Props to him. Dick, Tim, Barbara, Cassandra, more

Batman #137

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 6, 2023

BATMAN/CATWOMAN: THE GOTHAM WAR PART 2! Batman descends on Gotham City, full of rage and force, more driven than ever to save his home. But the new landscape has turned friends into foes. Can anyone stop his reign of terror? Should they? The Gotham War continues in this second chapter!

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fzanca reviewed Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #37 Sep 11, 2023
6.5

I'm not on board with this whole Dark Droids event. It's stupid. I like the parts with Valance and I'm not sure why the editor didn't pick up that the pilot shifted from the left seat to the right seat in two different panels. I'm also not sure why they raised the price to $5.00 on all Star Wars books. This might be the only one I stick with.

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Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #37

By: Ethan Sacks, Davide Tinto
Released: Aug 30, 2023

THE HAUNTING SECRET MISSION OF JANGO FETT!
A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The BOUNTY HUNTERS must contend with the looming shadow of the sins of BOBA FETT'S father! What is the secret that lurks on the mysterious droid outpost, THE HAVEN? Who is TARR KLIGSON and what is his connection to Jango Fett?
Rated T

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fzanca reviewed Incredible Hulk #3 Sep 11, 2023
7.5

I liked the action in this book and Hulk vs. Cthulu, who wouldn't want that? I also like the young girl. Her face being burned just adds to her character. The only critique I have is Hulk's size, I don't like when they make him 20 feet tall. His pants would never stay on. I believe he's supposed to be 8 to 10 feet tall, but if you look at the pic with him vs. the girl, he's literally four times h more

Incredible Hulk #3

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Nic Klein
Released: Aug 30, 2023

Hulk faces undead horror as "The Age of Monsters" continues! Hulk investigates the creature being worshipped in an abandoned mining town - and finds a primordial horror as large as the mine itself awaiting him, using the town's residents as human shields. From the darkest corners of the minds of Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein, the first chap...

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fzanca reviewed Realm of X #1 Aug 28, 2023
7.0

I think this is a love it or hate series right off the bat. I didn't read the Gala issues and I haven't followed X-Men in a really long time, because it's mostly been crap. I like Gronbekk's Red Sonja and I love Magik and Dani, so I decided to pick it up. Generally, I liked it since I had nothing to base it on. Typhoid Mary was the stand out for me.

Realm of X #1

By: Torunn Gronbekk, Diogenes Neves
Released: Aug 23, 2023

Leaping straight from the astonishing events of this year's Hellfire Gala, the unlikely team of Magik, Mirage, Marrow, Dust and Typhoid Mary find themselves stranded in...Vanaheim? And what's even more confusing, the locals seem to believe that they hold the key to fulfilling a prophecy that can either raise the realm to riches - or cause it to fal...

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fzanca added Realm of X (2023) to their pull list Aug 28, 2023

Realm of X (2023)

Leaping straight from the astonishing events of this year's Hellfire Gala, the unlikely team of Magik, Mirage, Marrow, Dust and Typhoid Mary find themselves stranded in...Vanaheim? And what's even more confusing, the locals seem to believe that they hold the key to fulfilling a prophecy that can either raise the realm to riches - or cause it to fal...

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fzanca reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #12 Aug 28, 2023
6.5

Pretty unsatisfying ending. Truthfully, they lost me when they brought in the martians. I wanted something a bit more grounded. We already had people with powers, bringing in aliens twisted the story over the edge for me. I could tell that Taylor just wanted to wrap it up quick since he had taken so long to end the series. A lot of loose ends and Waller's ending made no sense at all.

Dark Knights of Steel #12

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmin Putri
Released: Aug 23, 2023

The cataclysmic conclusion to the bestselling series is here. The Three Kingdoms are united for the first time in a generation against a common threat-but can even their combined might prevail? Will a traitor in their midst turn the tide of the final battle? The shocking finaleā€¦but is this truly the end?

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fzanca reviewed The Cull #1 Aug 28, 2023
8.0

Kelly Thompson is always hit or miss for me. The artwork here is incredible. Very cinematic. But aside from introducing a few characters, nothing really happens. I'm reserving my review of this series until it gets a little deeper into story.

The Cull #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Mattia de Iulis
Released: Aug 16, 2023

MINISERIES PREMIERE
Eisner-winning writer KELLY THOMPSON (BLACK CLOAK) and superstar artist MATTIA DE IULIS (Captain America) team up for their first creator-owned work together!
Something is Killing the Children horror vibes mix with The Goonies-style adventure as five friends set off to shoot a short film on a forbidden rock near their ho...

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7.0

I liked the first issue a great deal. This one -- not so much. Nothing happened in this one. Cliff realizes that Peev was captured, though there's no way that those jet packs would get from the US to Germany. He asks for help, only to be turned down. He gets a mystious visit and we see Peev in Germany. That's it. Really didn't move the story along at all.

The Rocketeer: In The Den Of Thieves #2

By: Stephen Mooney, David Messina
Released: Aug 23, 2023

Cliff is frantic when he discovers that his mentor and close friend, Peevy, has been snatched by Nazis. The goose-steppers are hell-bent on creating an army of Rocketeers! But with his jet pack out of commission, there is no hope for him to rescue his friend... until the mysterious inventor of the pack steps in to help!

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7.0

Just like Daredevil, I don't feel that a street-level character, like Moon Knight, should have an entire series dedicated to going to Hell. I like the Scarlet Scarab character, but I don't buy her origin. It's very coincidental that she was chosen by a God as Marc was. There should have been a reason the Gods wanted them to fight alongside each other. That would have made more sense. Why would Hel more

Moon Knight: City of the Dead #2

By: David Pepose, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Aug 23, 2023

Tearing through the City of the Dead on his quest to rescue a young runaway, Moon Knight must grapple with his past when he turns to an unlikely source for aid - LAYLA EL-FOULY, A.K.A. the SCARLET SCARAB! But when Marc Spector is faced with a murderers' row of dead super villains whom he helped put in the ground, can even the Fist of Khonshu defy t...

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fzanca added Moon Knight: City of the Dead (2023) to their pull list Aug 28, 2023

Moon Knight: City of the Dead (2023)

THE DEBUT OF THE NEW SCARLET SCARAB!
Following the events of Moon Knight #25! When a young runaway is attacked by a gang of death cultists, he is left barely alive outside the Midnight Mission. But Marc Spector made a vow long ago to defend the travelers of the night...and as long as a spark of life remains, his mission isn't over yet. Follow ...

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fzanca reviewed The Madness #1 Aug 21, 2023
7.5

A traditional revenge story, but with superpowers. I thought it good overall. There's nothing really new here and we are starting with a thief, not a hero, so there's a bit of a hill to climb. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

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The Madness #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Aco
Released: Aug 9, 2023

Legendary writer J. Michael Straczynski teams with superstar artist ACO for a tale of bloody vengeance.

In THE MADNESS, Sarah Ross has been using her power as a thief, stealing from the rich and...well, keeping it. Until the day she stole from the wrong person, a highly placed official who pressures the government to assassinate her. The p...

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fzanca reviewed Red Sonja #2 Aug 21, 2023
7.5

The art is fantastic. He really nails Sonja's face and especially the eyebrows. Most of the art on Dynamite's runs have not been very good. I'm wanting to learn more about the villain and how he developed this ability. Sonja is in a bad position, let's see how she gets out.

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Red Sonja #2

By: Torunn Gronbekk, Walter Geovani
Released: Aug 16, 2023

Hunted, haunted, and hurting, Sonja has no one to trust and faces danger and suspicion at every turn. There's something rotten in the land, and all the signs are pushing her towards the source of the disease-Vestfold and its cruel ruler, Varg!
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fzanca reviewed Void Rivals #3 Aug 21, 2023
8.0

The end of this book really pissed me off. The twist took me completely off guard, but does have me coming back to find out what happens. Kirkman has no problem with turning his characters on their heels and betray someone. The action was decent. Still not a fan of the art.

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Void Rivals #3

By: Robert Kirkman, Matheus Lopes
Released: Aug 16, 2023

ROBERT KIRKMAN & LORENZO DE FELICI's new shared universe debuts a monstrous new villain!

Fighting for their lives to return to the Sacred Ring, Darak and Solila face a new threat-capture! And they're not the only prisoners on this ship...

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fzanca reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #37 Aug 21, 2023
2.5

Another crappy issue with good art. The staff and shield thing is superfluous. I would much prefer to see the lightsaber instead. The whole Dark Droid storyline is not working for me in the least. The cliffhanger with destroying the Executor is cool. Maybe they can stick the landing.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader #37

By: Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco
Released: Aug 16, 2023

CURSE OF THE JEDI - A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!
KILLER DROIDS have taken over DARTH VADER'S flagship Super Star Destroyer, the EXECUTOR! Will the lessons of JEDI MASTERS QUI-GON and OBI-WAN save him from the SCOURGE - or make him a tool for its galactic conquest?
Rated T

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fzanca reviewed Red Goblin #7 Aug 21, 2023
7.5

I'm liking this run. The continued back and forth between his battle with Miles and the sewer with Crossbones. I don't quite understand why the villain would give her supersuit and then send Crossbones after her to kill her. I hope that's explained in more detail. The interaction between Normie and Miles and the Hobgoblin girl was good. Looking forward to seeing where this is going.

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Red Goblin #7

By: Alex Paknadel, Jan Bazaldua
Released: Aug 9, 2023

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

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fzanca reviewed Daredevil #14 Aug 21, 2023
6.0

This ending sucked. An oversized issue for no reason except a cash grab. There was no story here at all. Everyone misses Matt. No one has heard from him in Six months. Elektra has taken over the mantle, but somehow Matt has returned with no memory, no scars, all of his limbs, and has gone through all of the training to become a priest. What the hell? (No pun intended) A let down for me. Chip defi more

Daredevil #14

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Aug 16, 2023

THE END! But of what? A life? A love? A marriage? Matt Murdock's time as Daredevil? Or the latest and greatest run in one of Marvel's most celebrated sagas? All of the above?
Rated T+

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