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thecimmerian reviewed White Widow #4 Mar 1, 2024
2.5

More comics produced for an audience that doesn't exist, written by an author who doesn't know the characters they've been hired to write and doesn't bother to do any research on them. Cutsie wootsie humor where the dog is the best thing in the book. Did the writer just say to the artist "Draw fighting in this panel. No, I don't know what kind of fighting just make the comic people do the fight more

White Widow #4

By: Sarah Gailey, Alessandro Miracolo
Released: Feb 28, 2024

FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE!
When Armament's leader turns out to have ties to Yelena's past, the fight gets personal. But will everything Yelena's learned about herself be enough to protect her present - and Idylhaven's future?
Rated T+

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thecimmerian reviewed Women of Marvel: 2024 #1 Feb 29, 2024
4.0

As with most of these specials, this is a big waste of money and time. Nothing but bland stories with very little excitement and of course at least one cat. Every story is cliche and cute with women defeating or assisting inept men, again cliche. Couldn't we have at least one battle between two or three powerful women with some real action and, I don't know, a sense of adventure? After reading more

Women of Marvel: 2024 #1

By: Gail Simone, Nao Fuji
Released: Feb 28, 2024

CELEBRATING THE MIGHTY WOMEN OF MARVEL!
Because they worked hard for this and they deserve it! But who you callin' "doll"?! Marvel's most powerful heroines take center stage in an anthology that will inspire, empower and motivate fans from all walks of life! Whether it's the Boss of Space pummeling back an alien invasion or the Scarlet Witch w...

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thecimmerian reviewed Flash #6 Feb 27, 2024
5.0

This had potential but sadly......

Flash #6

By: Simon Spurrier, Mike Deodato
Released: Feb 28, 2024

After the shocking ending of last issue, Wally West's world has been completely upended--and as he quite literally is putting the pieces together, The Stillness's attempts to reach out to a higher power are answered. Lace up your boots as the first arc of the critically-acclaimed new era for the Scarlet Speedster concludes!

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thecimmerian reviewed Jay Garrick: The Flash #5 Feb 27, 2024
10

This series is amazing. I read every issue twice for the art work alone. Judy is a teenager done right IMO, a bit moody but not a complete little asshole. New characters that are older than her and should be more mature, like Trinity, are awful by comparison (hear that Tom?). The one liners Jay delivers feel like an 80's Arnold movie (and I mean that in a good way) and the friendship between Ja more

Jay Garrick: The Flash #5

By: Jeremy Adams, Diego Olortegui
Released: Feb 28, 2024

Doctor Elemental's plan is revealed as Jay and Judy race to save Joan from being captured. But this plot has been in the making for decades... Can the Flash and the Boom get one step ahead, or is this a final race for the Garricks?!

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thecimmerian reviewed The Infernals #1 Feb 27, 2024
8.5

This is fun and I was entertained and that's all I really need. I picked this up because I enjoy Parrott's Rogue Sun and this is another great series for the pull list. Good stuff.

The Infernals #1

By: Ryan Parrott, John Pearson
Released: Feb 14, 2024

Series Premiere. Abraham "Abe" Morgenstern, the son of Satan, has one month to live. Before he dies, he must decide which of his three wayward children-volatile narcissist Nero, conflicted field operative Jackal, or troubled schoolgirl Bee-will inherit his shadowy empire. But will Abe ever be able to truly cede control of the Apocalypse? Or does th...

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thecimmerian reviewed Zorro: Man of the Dead #2 Feb 26, 2024
8.0

I'm not really sure what to make of this series because it's not really a Zorro tale. Instead we get a mentally broken young man masquerading as the famous vigilante and his sister who's role is to keep him from getting himself killed apparently. Rosa is tough and Diego is no slouch himself but it just feels too different to be called a Zorro book. It's unique for sure and written well so I'll more

Zorro: Man of the Dead #2

By: Sean Gordon Murphy
Released: Feb 21, 2024

Superstar artist Sean Gordon Murphy delivers the main cover for his fresh take on the iconic masked vigilante, Zorro.
  
Don Quixote meets Narcos in Sean Gordon Murphy's Zorro: Man of the Dead. In this modern reimagining, the writer-artist behind DC Comic's Batman: White Knight, delivers a ...

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thecimmerian reviewed Cobra Commander #2 Feb 26, 2024
10

A damn fine issue. This series is moving at a brisk pace without sacrificing the essential world building we need as seen through the Pythona flashback. I will say fans who know the source material will probably enjoy this more than your average reader but it's still very accessible to new fans of the Joe\Cobra setting. This is also a much more mature read than I was expecting but it's simply th more

Cobra Commander #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrea Milana
Released: Feb 21, 2024

After last issue's shocking reveals, Cobra Commander searches for a power greater than any the Earth has ever seen. But when this mission brings him face-to-face with a fan-favorite G.I. Joe faction-will they be friend, foe, or something else entirely?

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thecimmerian reviewed Catwoman #62 Feb 23, 2024
4.0

This isn't even worth reviewing. I'll just say, any company who continues to employ Tini Howard to write their IP's doesn't care about their fans or making money. The art is wasted here and that's saying something considering the art is mid.

Catwoman #62

By: Tini Howard, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Feb 21, 2024

NINE LIVES PART FOUR Catwoman has completed three of her impossible heists, but her nine lives are running out faster than she thought! Little does she know, someone with a particular use for disposable lives has been paying attention to her new mission--and that someone is none other than AMANDA WALLER! Welcome to the Suicide Squad, Selina Kyle--h...

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thecimmerian reviewed Red Hood: The Hill #1 Feb 17, 2024
6.5

I really don't have much to say about this book. The story and art are both middle of the road and I feel this book is only for hardcore bat family\Gotham fans.

Red Hood: The Hill #1

By: Shawn Martinbrough, Sanford Greene
Released: Feb 14, 2024

Welcome to the Hill--formerly one of Gotham's most dangerous suburbs--a place that required its residents to band together to keep themselves safe when the police, and sometimes even Batman, wouldn't. Now, as the Hill finds itself gentrifying, old habits die hard as the vigilante known only as Strike works with her team to keep the town safe--but s...

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thecimmerian reviewed Action Comics #1062 Feb 16, 2024
8.0

Hopefully Aaron doesn't pull an Aaron and his DC run will be a bit of a redemption. He's off to a pretty decent start so far.

Action Comics #1062

By: Jason Aaron, John Timms
Released: Feb 14, 2024

The shocking second chapter of the Worst Bizarro Story Ever! Jason Aaron's first time writing Superman sees the Man of Steel trapped in a world gone mad, a Metropolis transformed into the City of Bizarro! While Superman struggles to save the lives of people who despise him, he's also battling the most powerful Bizarro of all...the one inside his ow...

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thecimmerian reviewed The Deviant #4 Feb 16, 2024
8.5

It's a great writer that can make you fear for your favorite characters in their stories and Tynion does that in this series. I really hope Derek makes it.

The Deviant #4

By: James Tynion IV, Joshua Hixson
Released: Feb 14, 2024

When Michael Olsen decided to turn his lifelong fascination with the Deviant Killer into a comic book, he didn't realize the process would bring him so close to the abyss. Now, as new blood spills in a decades-old story, Michael discovers that he might already be in too deep.

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8.5

Batman: City of Madness #3

By: Christian Ward
Released: Feb 14, 2024

The terrible origin of the Gotham Below--and of those responsible for protecting its maddening secrets--is revealed! Batman and Talon have fought their way through the underground city's nightmarish villains to rescue Jevony, but has the Batman Below already twisted his mind past the point of saving?

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wakizashireviews reviewed Outsiders #4 Feb 16, 2024
4.0

Disclaimer: A YouTube buddy asked me to read this comic to do a review with him.

WTF did I just read? A comic book filled with unlikeable characters and no plot. Just a series of random events that are explained to you and actually mean nothing. And I don't know who that Batwoman character is because she sure ain't Kate Kane.

How does this get past editorial?

Outsiders #4

By: Jackson Lanzing, Robert Carey
Released: Feb 14, 2024

Luke Fox assembled the Outsiders to brave the unknown. To discover the forgotten, to bring the hidden to light, and to use the truth underneath them all to find a better way forward. Little does he know the Drummer has a plan of her own--and she's one step closer to bringing it to fruition! Something happened at the turn of the millennium that shoo...

thecimmerian liked this:
8.5

I'll tell you what, I am one hundred percent in on this series after reading issue #6. I immediately bought the previous five issues and am halfway through reading them as I write this review. Despite jumping into the story partway through, I didn't feel lost at all. In fact, I think issue #6 works well as a single story in the longer narrative. It can be enjoyed on its own, yet leaves you curious more

The Hunger and the Dusk #6

By: G. Willow Wilson, Christian Wildgoose
Released: Feb 14, 2024

The dream of the human and orc alliance has died. Our beloved orc princess, Tara, now travels along the road north alone, heading home in search of her old life.But before Tara can get home, she'll face incredible danger... and discover a secret that will change everything.

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9.0

Well this sucked. Not the story or art of course just the ending and when I say the ending I mean TO BE CONTINUED NEXT SUMMER!!! WTF!? In all seriousness this series is fantastic and this issue is no different as we feel the weight of war, legacy and obligation through Tara's eyes in what can only be described as masterful writing on Wilsons part and breathtaking visuals on the part of Wildgoos more

The Hunger and the Dusk #6

By: G. Willow Wilson, Christian Wildgoose
Released: Feb 14, 2024

The dream of the human and orc alliance has died. Our beloved orc princess, Tara, now travels along the road north alone, heading home in search of her old life.But before Tara can get home, she'll face incredible danger... and discover a secret that will change everything.

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9.5

Venditti and Rossmo are a real combination! I love it when DC gets it right with seldom used characters and in this book they got got it VERY right. This feels like a natural continuation of sandman mystery theater stories without the adult themes and I'd love to see a DC presents the golden age style book if all the stories could be this good.

Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #5

By: Robert Venditti, Riley Rossmo
Released: Feb 14, 2024

It's Wesley Dodds vs. the U.S. Army as the Sandman infiltrates a military base in search of his missing journal. Can he get in and out before anyone sees him, or will the full force of the military come down on Wesley?

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thecimmerian liked this:
9.0

I was really excited for John's return and I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. I loved this issue! It felt like coming home. Si Spurrier nails John's voice and sarcastic sense of humour, although he does make him speak a bit fancy at times. Aaron Campbell's art is suitably dark and moody and fits the creeping horror tone of this book.

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John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dead in America #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Jan 17, 2024

At last, as you demanded: The celebrated creative team of Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell have returned to Hellblazer! John Constantine has cheated death once again-but his heart’s not beating, his body is decaying, and he, his friend Nat, and his son Noah are on the run in America, wanted for murder. Naturally, it’s all John’s fault-it always...

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thecimmerian reviewed Sinister Sons #1 Feb 13, 2024
3.5

Did DC retcon Lor-Zod? Wasn't he Christopher Kent, a good guy? I ask because it's very possible I missed him turning into this.....awful characterization. Most likely it's a case of modern comics just ignoring continuity AGAIN but I'm really curious cause this just kinda sucked. Bad guy super sons could be cool but this is hackneyed tripe IMO. The art may be the biggest culprit in this debacl more

Sinister Sons #1

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Darko Lafuente
Released: Feb 14, 2024

MEET DC'S DEVIOUS NEW DUO! They're bad to the bone, ready to brawl, and the sons of two of the deadliest villains in the galaxy: they're the Sinister Sons and the DC Universe will never be the same! When the son of General Zod was cast off of his adopted homeworld of New Kandor, Lor-Zod runs afoul of a kid on a mission: Sinson is out to prove he's ...

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thecimmerian reviewed Doctor Strange #12 Feb 12, 2024
7.5

I'm a big fan of this run but this issue didn't do it for me. The big reveal for what is haunting the sanctum is underwhelming and I just couldn't get into the groove of the story. It's not bad, just missing some key element I can't put my finger on and it kills me since this is a Bat's centric story and I love that mutt. One more thing that bothers me is the way MacKay writes Clea. She's so t more

Doctor Strange #12

By: Jed MacKay, Danilo Beyruth
Released: Feb 7, 2024

Doctor Strange is a busy man - sometimes, it seems like the busiest man. But that man has a best friend. So when there's something strange haunting the Sanctum Sanctorum, who can we turn to? Why, BATS THE GHOST DOG, of course! But can Bats solve the mystery on his own, or is this good dog in over his head?   
Rated T+

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thecimmerian reviewed Ultimate Black Panther #1 Feb 12, 2024
9.0

I really wish I had pre-ordered this book. Just a little rant here...when powers of x and house of x came out I was blown away and immediately put all the mutant titles on my pull list. Marvel then proceeded to ruin all the x books. I didn't pre-order ultimate spider-man because GODS wasn't really great and I was expecting a bunch of text pages and diagrams and when it hit and was awesome I wan more

Ultimate Black Panther #1

By: Bryan Hill, Stefano Caselli
Released: Feb 7, 2024

THE NEW ULTIMATE BLACK PANTHER!
In the wake of ULTIMATE INVASION, Khonshu and Ra - the force known together as Moon Knight - are seeking to expand their brutal control of the continent of Africa. In response, the lone bulwark against them, the isolated nation of Wakanda, will send forth its champion...its king...the Black Panther! From the cre...

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2.0

I gave this an extra point cause it's finally over and that is the best part of this book. There was no point, meaning, humor, excitement, heart or soul to this series. My God.

Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #6

By: Joanne Starer, Natacha Bustos
Released: Feb 7, 2024

It's all-out chaos in this action-packed finale, and the hits are coming from all sides! Fire and Ice's pasts have come back to bite them (literally!) and the fate of Smallville itself hangs in the balance! Will the power of their friendship and superheroic prowess be enough to rally locals and villains alike in an effort to save the Superman's hom...

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thecimmerian reviewed Thundercats #1 Feb 7, 2024
7.0

This was much less than I was hoping for. Lion-o begins with a powerful narration then is shown to be nothing like the way he spoke and some of the dialogue feels super stale as if an AI program could do it just as well. The art is subpar and should have been one of the main focuses of the book because the thundercats have always been such expressive looking characters and I found it really dist more

Thundercats #1

By: Declan Shalvey, Drew Moss
Released: Feb 7, 2024

Fleeing through space to escape their dying home world, the ThunderCats were attacked en route by their mortal enemies, the Mutants of Plun-Darr. After diverting their damaged flagship to a planet called Third Earth, the surviving ThunderCats now strive to rebuild their society in harmony with the new world's natives. But the Mutants, determined to...

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thecimmerian reviewed Titans: Beast World #6 Jan 30, 2024
8.0

The ending is obvious and Donna's super suit seemed over the top. The whole we need to get help for the victims of this trauma spiel Dick makes is either VERY Tom Taylor or busy work for an injured and exhausted Bat's. Either way, Bruce would see through it immediately or it's more bleeding heart Taylor bs. Despite those few flaws I thought this issue really stuck the landing and was a fine end more

Titans: Beast World #6

By: Tom Taylor, Ivan Reis
Released: Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Hate revealed! As Raven makes her final stand against the chaotic evil sorcerer, the Titans race against time to cure the world of the epidemic caused by Beast Boy. How far will the team go? How much will the friends sacrifice? Watch as the DCU is forced to evolve or die in this shocking conclusion!

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thecimmerian commented on this:
10

goated. Don’t listen to the homophobic fake reviews this is the best issue of this book so far. The complex relationship we’re getting between the green and red lanterns is awesome and if one of them was a woman those guys would all agree

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #4

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Jan 31, 2024

Alan Scott’s learned the Red Lantern’s dark secret! But even if the Green Lantern knows the truth, can he find the will to stop his enemy’s monstrous plans?

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Smithd33 - Feb 6, 2024

You gave this a ten. That makes your opinion mute. A 8-9 maybe. 10? No. You’re just fluffing scores.

Amazing Psycamorean - Feb 29, 2024

If Tron could flirt harder with the enlightened centrist philosophy, I'd be impressed. He should change his avatar from V, an anarchist who blows up government, to a fence, something he loves to sit on while begrudging what other people decide to sit on.

thecimmerian reviewed Titans: Beast World #5 Jan 30, 2024
7.5

Turn the public on the heroes feels too familiar to be great but Taylor finally writes up to his potential with this event so I'll look past it, it's still fun as hell. I figured the spores would die when Gar died but maybe that means he's not really dead? Hope so. Gotta dock points for the lamest reveal in a while though. That last page had me doing the old Peter Griffen pinching the bridge of more

Titans: Beast World #5

By: Tom Taylor, Ivan Reis
Released: Jan 24, 2024

Waller versus the world! After the shocking events of the last issue, the world stands divided: half with the Titans and half with the woman whose vicious methods have saved them for now. All this and more as Dr. Hate returns to revel in and spread their own unique brand of chaos!

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thecimmerian commented on this:
10

It’s stunning to me that DC didn’t make this story, a full-blown Kingdom Come prequel event, into its own giant stand-alone DC crossover limited-series prestige format event! It would sell even better than within this book’s pages. It could’ve tied into numerous other titles very organically with cool side stories. DC has also totally failed to properly market this event in any kind of gr more

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #23

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jan 17, 2024

The walls are closing in on the World’s Finest duo as Boy Thunder falls fully under the thrall of Gog in the universe of Kingdom Come! Superman and Batman race against the clock not only to keep Boy Thunder from becoming Magog-but to save the Multiverse itself!

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thecimmerian - Jan 20, 2024

I think it's because boy thunder was in the pages of worlds finest only and this series is set in the past. Dick is still robin so it maybe it couldn't tie into current continuity. That's the only reason I could think of cause this series is killer!

BatSledge - Jan 22, 2024

Good points, glad you are enjoying the book as well!

thecimmerian reviewed Titans: Beast World #4 Jan 11, 2024
9.5

Other than Raven mouthing off to Batman in the first issue and here looking doe eyed at Nightwing and thanking him for doing what the Titans would always do for one another (they're family for crying out loud), this series has been great and this issue is no exception. I've always liked Amanda Waller as a character and here she really gets to shine. Can't wait to see how this all plays out.

Titans: Beast World #4

By: Tom Taylor, Lucas Meyer
Released: Jan 10, 2024

A Titan falls! With the greatest minds and killers of the DCU at her disposal, Amanda Waller unleashes her malevolent master plan to remake the world in her image. With the Titans off the board, do the beasts stand a chance? The Wall’s hunt begins here!

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thecimmerian reviewed Animal Pound #1 Jan 11, 2024
6.0

Stilted and monotonous writing. Read Animal Castle instead.

Animal Pound #1

By: Tom King, Peter Gross
Released: Dec 20, 2023

When animals grow tired of being caged, killed, and sold off-it's only a matter of time before they've had enough...

When an uprising puts a pound in control of the animals, they quickly find themselves as comrades, united against everything that walks on two legs.

But with this newfound power comes a sudden challenge: how best t...

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6.0

I want to give my initial honest reaction to reading this highly-anticipated comic book. Let me also state for the record that I was really looking forward to this new series and hoping we would actually get a decent Spidey story for a change. I gave up on Zeb Wells’ Not-Amazing Spider-Man last year. I was all Rek-Rapped out! So, how is Ultimate Spider-Man issue #1?

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Ultimate Spider-Man #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jan 10, 2024

THE NEW ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN FOR A NEW ULTIMATE UNIVERSE!
Visionary writer Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X/POWERS OF X) and acclaimed artist Marco Checchetto (DAREDEVIL) bring you a bold new take on Spider-Man, with this, the debut title of the new line of Ultimate Comics! After the events of ULTIMATE INVASION, the world needs a hero...who will ri...

1.0

I believe this series was the worst book sold in 2023 and will somehow be the worst book sold in 2024 as well. THE SAME SERIES!!! No one is even close to being in character, everyone is competing to be the most annoying character in the book, the humor is juvenile and misfires more often than not and the utter haughtiness of the writing just leaves a bad taste in ones mouth. The slice of life Y more

Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #5

By: Joanne Starer, Natacha Bustos
Released: Jan 3, 2024

Fire and Ice's salon has gone up in flames, and Smallville doesn't seem far behind it. The villains in residence grow restless for bedlam and a better payday than they've had access to since joining Fire's rehabilitation program, and even the locals have got a strange, almost possessed gleam in their eyes these days...

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wakizashireviews - Jan 10, 2024

I just listened to Weird Science's review of this and I couldn't quite believe what I was hearing. What's even funnier is that this comic book has made certain "review sites" Best of the Year lists. Clownworld

thecimmerian - Jan 11, 2024

The shills are always pushing this garbage for some unfathomable reason. I blame them and Squirrel Girl for making this type of comic accepted. I guess they don't want to be seen as out of touch, bigoted or are afraid the big two won't invite them to Saturday night kegger lol.

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