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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Crave #1 Jan 19, 2024
5.5

A comic about a dating app that basically hooks you up with whomever you’re interested in, so it’s pure science fiction. Maybe they should have put this on a spaceship instead of a college, might’ve worked better. You’re probably hooked in by the chick with the nipple tape on the cover but just like any dating app once you match and open the book to what’s inside Ms. Tape, you realize yo more

Crave #1

By: Maria Llovet
Released: Nov 29, 2023

MINISERIES PREMIERE
CRAVE, a mysterious app that promises to make your desires come true, spreads among the students of an elite university who use it as a hookup app.
David, a top student, engages in a game of seduction with the unattainable Alexandra.
But as requests to the app escalate and wreak havoc on campus, David and his friends...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Red Light #1 Dec 14, 2023
7.0

When the world of Superhero Comics pretty much sucks you know the marketplace is ripe for a story of an 'AI Robot Hooker and the D-Bag that made her!' While the Big Poo (The Big 2) poop out trash every week I think comics need to lean into more erotic/love/relationship/sci-fi stuff and this one by Sarah Cho fits the bill. It's not great, I mean you're looking at a 'poor girl who yearns to seek out more

Red Light #1

By: Sarah Cho, Priscilla Petraites
Released: Nov 1, 2023

A FUTURISTIC EROTIC THRILLER BEGINS!

Get ready for a red-hot futuristic erotic thriller that sits at the intersection of sex and tech by exciting new writer Sarah Cho and artist Priscilla Petraites (Chariot, Hit Me).  

Lacy is an A.I. sex worker in a futuristic Red Light District. And Lacy knows exactly wh...

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7.0

Umm, does this take place in '1930s First Appearance Batman Land' or current day with soul sucking smart phones? I can't tell because Grampa is drawing Detective Comics #27 Bats but there's hashtags and viral videos. C'mon Grampa! I dig Grampa's art. I don't know about Grampa's villain though. Crytoon? A dude that's crying all the time, like, tears just flowing everywhere as he's fighting? Oh Gram more

Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham #1

By: Rafael Grampa
Released: Sep 13, 2023

EISNER AWARD-WINNING STORYTELLER RAFAEL GRAMPA'S TWISTED VISION OF THE DARK KNIGHT! When you chase your own shadow...it leads you into the abyss. In a Gotham City where every day feels darker and more irredeemable than the last, Batman makes a definitive choice--to kill off the Bruce Wayne identity for good and embrace the cowl full-time. But thoug...

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6.0

Interesting that this review site has yet to have any actual approved 'Critic Reviews' of this book. I suppose they deemed it irrelevant. Look, I love me some Sean Murphy, I can look at his art layouts and distinct linework all day long. His White Knight Universe is the best Alt Bat Universe ever and his original stories like Tokyo Ghost and Punk Rock Jesus are instant classics. That said, this is more

The Plot Holes #1

By: Sean Gordon Murphy
Released: Aug 30, 2023

Superstar artist Sean Gordon Murphy, known for his groundbreaking series Batman: White Knight, delivers an all-new tale of world-hopping adventure.
  
THE PLOT HOLES are a squad of fictional warriors who transport themselves into the pages of other books, using their unique skills to save the plots in order to stop th...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Wonder Woman #1 Oct 20, 2023
7.5

It's been a while since I went on a date with a Wonder Woman main title. Double Dubz and I have had a contentious relationship ever since Azzarello and Chiang (Chiangarello's Magical Dubz Run) left the title about 10 years ago. I've checked in on her every month or so since then and I've always put the book back on the rack where it belongs. Now King is back, fresh off his kick ass 'Love Everlasti more

Wonder Woman #1

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Sep 20, 2023

THE AMAZON WARRIOR IS NOW A WANTED OUTLAW! A NEW ERA FOR THE AMAZON WARRIOR BEGINS, FROM THE SUPERSTAR TEAM OF TOM KING AND DANIEL SAMPERE! After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil. To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extrad...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Rare Flavours #1 Oct 18, 2023
9.5

I assume that because it's already on its 3rd printing that this book is selling like hotcakes in the Depression, and it should. This is a beautifully drawn and magically written tale from the duo behind the equally astounding 'Many Deaths of Laila Starr' which was a truly breathtaking series from a couple of years ago. I feel like it's our duty as Comic Book Connoisseurs to fervently support grea more

Rare Flavours #1

By: V. Ram, Filipe Andrade
Released: Sep 20, 2023

Discover the tantalizing tale of Rubin Baksh, a demonic Rakshasa with a down-to-earth dream of becoming the next Anthony Bourdain.

To achieve his vision, Rubin enlists Mo, a filmmaker who has seen better days, to document the world-renowned cuisine of India and the people behind such glorious food.

But little does Mo know that th...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Rare Flavours #1 Sep 27, 2023
9.5

Phenomenal start. Filipe Andrade might be the most underrated artist currently working in comics. He does a masterful job working a variety of colors into nearly every page, which creates something that looks unique while immediately placing the reader into the loud, bright streets of India. The narrative from Ram V also has the potential to be something really special. I loved the Anthony Bourdai more

Rare Flavours #1

By: V. Ram, Filipe Andrade
Released: Sep 20, 2023

Discover the tantalizing tale of Rubin Baksh, a demonic Rakshasa with a down-to-earth dream of becoming the next Anthony Bourdain.

To achieve his vision, Rubin enlists Mo, a filmmaker who has seen better days, to document the world-renowned cuisine of India and the people behind such glorious food.

But little does Mo know that th...

Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Daredevil #1 Oct 16, 2023
5.0

Uggh. Blah. Dude. What is this? What have you done to Double D??? If Daredevil were the housing market this issue would be the December 2008 issue; a major crash and burn. Saladin Ahmed, usually an amazing writer, seems to have been bitten by the Marvisney 'We will ruin your story' virus. And the art? It looks like it was run through a Daredevil art simulator. Everything Marvisney touches turns to more

Daredevil #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Aaron Kuder
Released: Sep 13, 2023

BORN AGAIN!
The new era of Daredevil starts here! Industry stars SALADIN AHMED and AARON KUDER have laced up and entered the ring, ready to take Matt Murdock on a knockout of an adventure! Where does Elektra fit into all of this? What is the future of Hell's Kitchen? Romance! Intrigue! And, of course, ACTION! All delivered in the Mighty Marvel...

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7.0

Anthology/Lightning Quick Short Story books suck, they're never satisfying. What makes this suck even more is that the creators here are so amazing along with the art that you're like 'Wait, WTF, it's over already?' It's kinda like a Comic Book strip club where each creator shakes their comic book naughties for a bit and then leaves. DSTLRY is wanting to be the new Imprint where creators get paid more

The Devils Cut #1

By: Mirka Andolfo, Elsa Charretier
Released: Aug 30, 2023

The Devil's Cut is your introduction to DSTLRY, a new publisher redefining creator-owned comics. In the aging process, the whiskey that evaporates is called the Angel's Share. But the most potent spirits are captured in the wood-the Devil's Cut.

This is The Devil's Cut-unfiltered stories from the most fearless creators, offering a distinct...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Fire and Ice #1 Sep 28, 2023
5.0

I think it's time for us all to admit that Dynamite Comics is more interested in providing T&A to horny comic geeks than actually delivering an amazing story. My goodness, everywhere you look, side boobs here, crouching tush in a bikini there, not that there's anything wrong with that, praise be for butts and boobies, but put them on a riveting plot please? The art is absolutely fantastic but seem more

Fire and Ice #1

By: Bill Willingham, Leonardo Manco
Released: Aug 2, 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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6.5

The White Knight Universe was supposed to end - and then it didn't. DC probably realized that these Bat Books are the best Bat Books on the shelves so they extended the whole she-bang. Now Murphy the Great is working on White Knighting 'Wonder Dubs' and the JLA while his wife (who also writes steamy erotica, grrr) and this Clay McSchnooglydoogly dude writes this Joker Kids thing with art by Mirka more

Batman: White Knight Presents: Generation Joker #1

By: Katana Collins, Mirka Andolfo
Released: May 10, 2023

YOUTH IN REVOLT! Spinning out of the runaway hit Batman: Beyond the White Knight comes an unforgettable coming-of-age super villain tale starring the children of Harley Quinn and The Joker! When the rebellious twins run away in a stolen Batmobile, only Joker Jack Napier's quickly fading hologram has any hope of getting them home safely and keeping ...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Starsigns #1 Jun 10, 2023
5.0

Disappointing effort on what could have been an innovative premise based on regular people being infused with the energy of their astrological sign after the constellation disappears. It turned into what felt like a cheezy 90s cartoon with mind numbing dialogue and a corny cliffhanger. Is there a Captain Planet backstory? I suppose if you wanted to keep reading you could find out what each of the more

Starsigns #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Megan Levens
Released: May 3, 2023

SERIES PREMIERE

The constellations of the zodiac fall to earth, granting twelve ordinary people from very different walks of life the superhuman powers of the Starsigns. But each of them is about to learn that power always comes with a price...  

Eisner-winning writer SALADIN AHMED (Miles Morales) and sci-fi star artist...

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superstan52 reviewed Daredevil #11 May 10, 2023
7.0

Zdarsky is a good writer, but he continues to do things that are inexplicable. DD cuts out his eyes in front of the Stromwyns, who don't know that DD has radar sense, so why would they make a deal with a powerless blind man? DD enters the meeting declaring he's not there for revenge, but then takes (illegal) actions that show he definitely was. As far as I know, the world still believes the world more

Daredevil #11

By: Chip Zdarsky, Rafael de Latorre
Released: May 10, 2023

THE DEVIL IN HELL!
The Hand have made Matt Murdock's life a living hell for years, but as Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto enter the crescendo of their critically acclaimed and chart-topping run, the villainous cadre of ninja may have finally gone too far, pushing Matt and every relationship he has to their breaking points.
Rated T+

Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Dead Romans #1 Apr 27, 2023
8.0

It's been tough latching onto new and riveting series these days. Sometimes all it takes is drop dead gorgeous art to pull you in and that's what happened with Nick Marinkovich's stunning lines in this issue; it's worth the price of admission alone. As for the story? As mentioned by Wizard of Gore in his review it's not reinventing the wheel but it spins nicely along the visuals. I decided to upda more

Dead Romans #1

By: Fred Kennedy, Nick Marinkovich
Released: Mar 22, 2023

MINISERIES PREMIERE

Arminius, a Germanic prince raised in Rome, has sworn vengeance against the Empire that butchers his people. He wants to make a queen of the woman he loves, Honoria, a fellow slave. Now, fifty thousand Romans will die to give her a throne she never asked for...or wanted.

Lush, beautiful illustrations bring to l...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Spy Superb #3 Apr 25, 2023
5.5

Once again Kindt drops a Dark Horse mini-series meant to upsell us on something else. Mind MGMT 'Bootleg' , a yawnfest, offered us a board game at the end. This time it's a magnum opus advertised on the back cover entitled 'Super Spy' a 448 page hardcover that admittedly looks great but then begs the question, what the heck was the point of this series then? The idea of a useful unsuspecting idiot more

Spy Superb #3

By: Matt Kindt
Released: Mar 15, 2023

Jay is the perfect spy. A spy so perfect he doesn't even realize he is a spy and that he's on a mission. But now he's on the run, surrounded by dead agents, and with a beautiful woman who tells him everything-including that he's unfortunately just a useful idiot.

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7.0

Millar World! The Greatest that Comic Books have to offer! Large Fonts! REALLY LARGE FONTS! You're not reading a comic you're reading a TV Show! We're streaming the art right into those pages as you turn them. MILLARRRRRRR! He's at a meeting right now in Century City making your life better. You want ambition??? He's got it baby! This comic was okay but I wasn't ecstatically hyperventilating from more

The Ambassadors #1

By: Mark Millar, Frank Quitely
Released: Mar 29, 2023

The most ambitious comic book of all time is finally here!

Imagine you could gift superpowers to six people. In a world of eight billion, who do you choose? Join six of the greatest artists in the industry for an enormous story about ordinary people from around the world explaining why it should be them.

This first story features ...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Monstress #43 Mar 29, 2023
6.0

I'm all for wackadoodle bonkers in a comic but the story and overarching narrative of this book seems to have gotten lost. Liu admits to writing as 'flying by the seat of her pants'. If you look up the origin of that phrase it means 'flying without the ability to communicate or fully plan things out'; yeah that sounds about right. No doubting Takeda's glorious art which is gallery worthy but this more

Monstress #43

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Feb 22, 2023

Thousands of years ago, the court of the Shaman-Empress was a tangle of palace intrigue. Maika and Zinn find themselves caught in that web as they sink deeper into Zinn's lost memories...if that's truly what they are.

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5.5

I mean, who hasn't fantasized about a half naked chick wearing a large Gopher Head busting into your tent to ravish you in the middle of the night? Besides the 'Freaky Forest Clan' this issue had zero connection to when they actually left the initial narrative back in issue #6. This series is going nowhere fast, either wrap it up or write the dang story RoseyBoss! Full take at:

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What's The Furthest Place From Here? #11

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss
Released: Feb 15, 2023

Oberon's fate revealed! After almost being killed at the Carnival, Oberon's situation goes from bad to worse. Now he must face the most dangerous family there is. But will the children-turned-animals known only as "The Wild" take pity on our lost boy? What he will have
to do to survive may change everything we know!

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Daredevil #8 Mar 21, 2023
5.0

Marco's Art? 10. The story? The Climax of this series so far? A huge dud. After 25 years of buying this book without fail I'm breaking up with Daredevil. I can't anymore. This is one story stew of mush. Chip needs to get back to Jizz Anime Queens and Brimping. Full take at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2023/03/daredevil-8-review-break-up.html

Daredevil #8

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 8, 2023

At last-WAR!

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Halodystroyer44 reviewed Daredevil #8 Feb 11, 2023
4.0

Zdarsky's Daredevil has become Jerry Rice on the Seattle Seahawks.

Daredevil #8

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 8, 2023

At last-WAR!

9.0

As I was reading this issue I was feeling nostalgic, fuzzy and a bit verklempt, the great White Knight Universe was coming to an end. Wow, what an amazing run. That was until I got to the final page and…wtf? It’s continuing? With naughty Pig drawing Mirka Andolfo? And Murph doing Supes and Double Dub?? Full take and FOIA text from DC Editorial meeting at:

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Batman: Beyond the White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Feb 15, 2023

IT ALL ENDS HERE! With the future of Gotham City at stake, Bruce Wayne leads an attack on the Wayne-Powers building to take down Blight and his minions once and for all. And with the new Batman, the Robins, and GCPD's Barbara Gordon at his side, anything seems possible. But not all endings will be happy: Bruce is still an escaped felon, and the FBI...

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6.0

I was all set for a steamy smoochy romance comic; a rarity in the market these days. Instead I got a half baked horror one shot at a party that never ends with awful people, gluttons, wack jobs and weirdos with animal bones on their heads...which is basically just any old party in LA on a Tuesday night. Yeesh. Full review at:

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All Night & Every Day #1

By: Ray Fawkes, Andrea Frittella
Released: Mar 1, 2023

It's time to party! While celebrating is the last thing grief-stricken introvert Michaela wants to do, her friends drag her out for the night and end up trapping her in a hellish curse: a party that never ends, with no way to escape...not even by dying!
Now she must navigate the labyrinth of the legendary Banquet Hideous all on her own and lea...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Red Zone #1 Mar 10, 2023
4.5

Buying this comic is like seeing that sexy Russian woman in a bar who’s wearing a skin tight white dress. As she sips on a Chardonnay she smiles seductively at you and you think ‘Yes! This is going to be great.’ Cut to weeks later where Ivana has ruined your life and burned your comic book collection to ashes. The cover looked great but the interior was a full blown mess. This comic is that more

Red Zone #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Mike Deodato
Released: Mar 1, 2023

Randall Crane, an unassuming American professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU, is called in by the US government for a secret international mission back to Russia, where his long-buried secrets come to light. When his support team of commandos is ambushed and killed, it's up to Randall to fight his way out of Russia using his "particular set...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Phantom Road #1 Mar 9, 2023
8.0

At this point in his career anything that Jeff Lemire puts out is an instant pull. He's in that groove where every premise of his, whether you're into it or not, shines in its simplicity and execution. There's nothing jaw dropping or industry changing in the first issue of this story, but the device is there to hook you and whether you want to or not you'll be pulling every issue in this series un more

Phantom Road #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Mar 1, 2023

Dom is a long-haul truck driver attempting to stay ahead of his tragic past. When he stops one night to assist Birdie, who has been in a massive car crash, they pull an artifact from the wreckage that throws their lives into fifth gear. Suddenly, a typical midnight run has become a frantic journey through a surreal world where Dom and Birdie find t...

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9.5

I've been lamenting the fact that the quality of the recent monthly offerings by the Comic Book Universe have been slowly declining so it somewhat forced me to look into the trade market. I landed on this gem which seemed to be the apple of every critics eye and, well, what an apple it is. I'll happily echo what everyone else has said on this page and in their effusive reviews elsewhere. What I wi more

It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth OGN

By: Zoe Thorogood
Released: Nov 9, 2022

Cartoonist ZOE THOROGOOD records six months of her own life as it falls apart in a desperate attempt to put it back together again in the only way she knows how. IT'S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH is an intimate metanarrative that looks into the life of a selfish artist who must create for her own survival.
A poignant, slice-of-life-style s...

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8.5

The award for 'Comic Book that has to be turned into a Streaming Show' goes to the entire Chicken Devil run. Is the premise of Cops go vigilante and dress up as chickens with the Hot Chicken guy believable or a viable plot development? Maybe. Maybe not. But after such a scintillating first arc I'm giving this creative team the benefit of the doubt to burn our comic taste buds once more. Full freez more

Chicken Devils #2

By: Brian Buccellato, Mattia Monaco
Released: Jan 18, 2023

The Chicken Devils' war on crime continues as they try to stomp out the 'Turds...and another NEW gang with a strange name. Meanwhile on the home front, Mitchell Moss enacts a plan to help keep his family safe, despite their best efforts to undermine him.

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Monstress #42 Feb 17, 2023
7.5

After a 6 month hiatus Monstress is back and admittedly I'm a bit lost. So much is going on in this series with so many different plot lines and character arcs I'm not sure who's trying to back stab who or who I'm rooting for the Ancient God Zinn to impale with in bazillions tentacles. However, this issue puts us in the astral realm of dreamworld with just a handful of the main characters chatting more

Monstress #42

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Jan 25, 2023

NEW STORY ARC
  
The only way forward is a return to the past, as Maika and her friends find themselves in an unsettling yet familiar world...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Black Cloak #1 Feb 13, 2023
8.0

This was billed by some as 'The Next Saga' and I saw some people saying 'Move over Saga!' Yeah, Saga ain't moving nowhere and apart from the anthropomorphic characters this bears little to no resemblance to Saga. It does bear a resemblance to a gritty Law & Order in an Magical Elven Kingdom that happens to have feisty nippy Mermaids. It's a taut set-up for a Murder Mystery and the meat in bones fr more

Black Cloak #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Meredith McClaren
Released: Jan 11, 2023

SERIES PREMIERE
  
Eisner Award-winning writer KELLY THOMPSON heads to Image for the first time with BLACK CLOAK, an all-new series with artist MEREDITH McCLAREN! Blade Runner style mixes with SAGA-esque drama in a delectable fantasy/sci-fi blend as two Black Cloaks try to solve the murder of a beloved prince in Kiros, the last cit...

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Black Cloak #1 Jan 19, 2023
7.0

Solid start with interesting world building from Thompson, plus it's hard to complain about a triple sized first issue. I'm not sold on the Saga comparisons at all, other than the fact that a lot of the character-types are pulled from the fantasy realm and are placed in a more modern futuristic setting. There's way more of a noir vibe going on here, which came as a bit of pleasant surprise. The le more

Black Cloak #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Meredith McClaren
Released: Jan 11, 2023

SERIES PREMIERE
  
Eisner Award-winning writer KELLY THOMPSON heads to Image for the first time with BLACK CLOAK, an all-new series with artist MEREDITH McCLAREN! Blade Runner style mixes with SAGA-esque drama in a delectable fantasy/sci-fi blend as two Black Cloaks try to solve the murder of a beloved prince in Kiros, the last cit...

8.5

This gave me all the feels of an old school Avengers tale that you would pick up in a musty comic book shop where the comic would have smudges, crinkly corners and pages with that faded off cream color. It's not reinventing the wheel but what a set of wheels it is: Just a megalomaniacal intergalactic wacko in a Kirbyesque outfit sending robotic duplicates of our favorite heroes in tights to conque more

Avengers: War Across Time #1

By: Paul Levitz, Alan Davis
Released: Jan 11, 2023

Thor! Iron Man! Captain America! Giant-Man & the Wasp! The classic Avengers against the Hulk on the streets of New York! It's the beginning of a showdown with Kang the Conqueror that will span the centuries! Eisner Hall of Famer Paul Levitz makes his Marvel debut (unless you count a letter in AMAZING ADVENTURES #5) teamed with acclaimed artist Alan...

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