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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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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Spy Superb #1 Feb 2, 2023
8.0

Spy Superb? More like Spy Pretty Good or Spy Almost Worth 8 Bux or I Spy with my Little Eye Matt Kindt's fingers in the Hollywood Development pie.

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2023/02/spy-superb-1-review.html

Spy Superb #1

By: Matt Kindt
Released: Jan 4, 2023

From New York Times bestselling and Harvey award-winning graphic novelist Matt Kindt comes the latest Flux House humorous espionage adventure.

It's John Wick meets Wes Anderson in this mystery-thriller about a secret organization that's developed the perfect spy. Who is the perfect spy? A spy who doesn't even realize they are a spy. AKA th...

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7.0

I think it's time to call Boss & Rosenberg of 'What's the Furthest Place from Here' fame "The Backstory Boys". That's now 4, count 'em FOUR backstory issues in a row since issue 6. My theory is that they didn't think the series would do well and only wrote 6 issues.

When Image called asking for more they were in a desert tripping acid and couldn't deliver new pages so Image hired new ar more

What's The Furthest Place From Here? #10

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Sweeney Boo
Released: Jan 18, 2023

Sid's story revealed! The game-changing second arc to one of the year's biggest books starts here. Dark secrets are uncovered as we discover why Sid had to leave the Academy, where she went, and what she did. This issue has it all-a betrayal! A rescue! An escape! Some Daves! And the Strangers reveal a shocking truth!

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6.5

Twenty nine years to wait for...this? A purple haired nympho? A Hagrid looking crybaby? A meandering hike up the Himalayas with Johnny looking Namor haunting Dicky D's dreams? Fawn over the amazing art and letters, fine, but Neil has a lot of catching up to get to greatness. Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2023/01/miracleman-silverage-3-review.html

Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age #3

By: Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham
Released: Dec 28, 2022

Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham present the first ALL-NEW chapter in "The Silver Age!" ?High atop the Himalayas, Dicky Dauntless searches to find his place in the Age of Miracles. He'll make new friends and encounter a frightening, familiar face - Johnny Bates! It's Young Miracleman and Kid Miracleman - face-to-face!
Mature

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Kroma #2 Jan 24, 2023
7.5

Kroma is a beautifully drawn comic about a tale of living in a colorless world versus venturing out into the wild of a world of full of color. That is until you look a little deeper and realize the writer/artist is advancing an evil occult elite agenda and is being rewarded Pop Stars dressed as comic book characters in his fancy home in the Hills. Review and Expose at

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Kroma #2

By: Lorenzo De Felici
Released: Dec 21, 2022

Discover the most visually stunning comic of the year!
After last issue's shocking final page, Kroma ventures beyond the Pale City into a jungle ruled by gigantic beasts. However, one man lives among them, and he may hold the answers to Kroma's mysterious past.

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9.0

This could be the best book of 2023 so far. An absolute fantastic debut. Bermejo absolutely kills the art in this issue, wow. Although, one minor gripe. They called the protagonist...Ferris? Really? Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2023/01/vicious-circle-1-review.html

A Vicious Circle #1

By: Mattson Tomlin, Lee Bermejo
Released: Dec 14, 2022

Iconic artist Lee Bermejo (Batman: Damned, Joker) partners with director and screenwriter Mattson Tomlin (Batman: The Imposter)!

Shawn Thacker is a trained assassin from the future who seeks revenge on the only other man with his affliction-each life they take forces them both to travel between vastly different past and future eras.

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7.5

Two "flashback/backmatter/here's what's going on and why" issues in a row? With different artists? What's next a flash forward issue drawn by Sergio Aragones written by AI? Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/12/whats-furthest-place-from-here-8-review.html

What's The Furthest Place From Here? #8

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Nov 23, 2022

THE ORIGIN OF THE ACADEMY!

Spend some time with the not-so-friendly little piggies known as Big Business as they make deals, cause chaos, and huff and puff and blow up anyone in their way! But when they stick their little snouts too far out, someone will have to pay! And how does everyone's favorite record store fit into all this?

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Daredevil #5 Dec 20, 2022
7.0

I was looking for a hot Double D and 'Lektra honeymoon issue and all I got was a blah blah prison break issue that starts with Leonard Samson, Green Sasquatch Grinch therapist. This series needs to get its act together or show me some spicy marriage tiffs.

Full Review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/12/daredevil-5-review.html

Daredevil #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Nov 23, 2022

After the biggest change to befall Matt Murdock in decades in the pages of DAREDEVIL #4, Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios embark on establishing a new world order, hand in hand.

RATED T+

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8.0

I did not know about this smooch! This smooch changes everything! Did you know about it? I get that this came out ages ago but I’m just reading it now. Holy Older Dude HeroGod smooching a Kid HeroGod MiracleMan! I thought I was reading a comic about the weight of ruling over a Utopia and then boom. Smooch! Wallop! Wow.

Full review at:
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Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age #2

By: Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham
Released: Nov 23, 2022

• Gaiman and Buckingham's epic has returned and you won't believe where the story goes.
•  Miracleman has his old friend back, but Young Miracleman has never felt more alone.
•  Where can a hero from a simpler time call home in this brave new world?
•  Remastered from MIRACLEMAN (1985) #24 with stunning new artwork by M...

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1.0

What fresh hell is this?? Is there a story in here? Hot babe gets violated all over by machine arms and then puts a kid in a barrel on her back and fights a demon from a cheesy 90s video game? I paid 8 bucks for this? Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/12/ronin-book-ii-1-review.html

Ronin Book Two #1

By: Frank Miller
Released: Nov 23, 2022

Frank Miller returns to one of his most critically praised and influential body of works, RONIN.  Theis six-part mini-series follows the original work and takes Casey and her new born son across the ravaged landscape of America.  With layouts by Miller, the beautiful panoramic art by Philip Tan and Daniel Henriques captures all ...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Kroma #1 Dec 13, 2022
8.5

You had me at 'Girl in Fetal Position inside a skeleton'. Really cool concept and a wow did not see that coming cliffhanger at the end.

Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/12/kroma-1-review.html

Kroma #1

By: Lorenzo De Felici
Released: Nov 16, 2022

Imprisoned in a tower within the walls of the Pale City, Kroma is believed to be the most evil creature alive. But a chance meeting with the mysterious orphan Zet creates an opportunity for Kroma to escape her cruel... that is, if they can survive the strange dangers within the city walls and the monstrous threats that lie beyond!

Writer/a...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Ninja Funk #1 Dec 8, 2022
2.5

So nobody's reviewed or read this yet? I think I know why. Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/12/ninja-funk-1-review.html

Ninja Funk #1

By: JPG, Alex Riegel
Released: Nov 9, 2022

David Mack, known for his work on Marvel's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and for co-creating their series Echo, delivers a beautiful watercolor variant for the premier of Ninja Funk!

"Guardians of the Galaxy meets Borderlands as a motley crew of electronic musicians fights to restore their dying planet. Frequency-Bending Warrior DJs. Cyborg Ho...

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7.5

I couldn't tell if this was the end of the world or Downtown LA last week.

Full review at:
https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/12/once-upon-time-at-end-of-world-1-review.html

Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1

By: Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi
Released: Nov 23, 2022

In this epic post-apocalyptic tale, Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they'll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe.

This epic trilogy-each issue overflowing with 30 story pages-spans a lifetime as philosophical differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mez...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed King Conan #6 Dec 4, 2022
9.5

Marvel finally puts out a GREAT Conan series after reacquiring the license only to cancel the title and all Conan material as they have now sold the license and wait for it to expire.

A plea for Brian Wood's return!

Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/12/king-conan-2022-1-6-review.html

King Conan #6

By: Jason Aaron, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Jul 6, 2022

THE FATE OF THE CROWN, THE ISLAND AND THE BARBARIAN KING!
•  CONAN makes his Last Stand!
•  THOTH-AMON shows his true colors!
•  The fate and fortunes of Aquilonia and the Hyborian Age turn!
•  Don't miss the poignant, powerful and unbelievable chapter that closes out this saga of KING CONAN!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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10

Wow. Perfection in a comic. Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/andromeda-3-review.html

Aquaman: Andromeda #3

By: Ram V, Christian Ward
Released: Oct 19, 2022

What ties does the mysterious craft have to the city of Atlantis? Its true purpose has infected most of the Andromeda, but an even greater threat has descended upon the crew: Black Manta has taken possession of the craft. If Aquaman is to defeat him, he'll have to stare down his greatest fears. Can Aquaman wrest control over the craft before the we...

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9.0

Full Review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/chicken-devils-1-review.html

Chicken Devils #1

By: Brian Buccellato, Mattia Monaco
Released: Oct 12, 2022

The world's FIRST (and perhaps only) hot chicken sandwich-inspired vigilante is BACK...and this time he's not flocking around!
See Mitchell Moss thrust in the middle of a new gang war! Watch Mitch battle his family as they actively thwart his efforts to keep them safe! And let out an exasperated SIGH alongside Mitch as he is forced into teamin...

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7.5

Full review. It'll make you laugh, cry and wonder why...
https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/detective-comics-1064-1065-review.html

Detective Comics #1065

By: Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Oct 26, 2022

The Orgham family has dramatically arrived after traumatic events at the docks in Gotham, and they are ready to reclaim the land that belongs under their name...an English surname you may better know as Arkham. As Bruce Wayne and the young Orgham prince Arzen discuss how they both want to change Gotham for the better, it seems Batman and the Orgham...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Daredevil #4 Nov 19, 2022
7.0

For full review:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/daredevil-4-review.html

Daredevil #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Oct 12, 2022

A PERILOUS TREK! For months, Elektra Natchios has been developing a plan to save the world from the violent and ruthless HAND by rebuilding its opposite equal - the FIST. And with the world at large believing he's dead, Matt Murdock has become her most trusted ally. But Elektra needs more than just an ally - she needs a partner. And in this issue, ...

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6.0

Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/mind-mgmt-bootleg-4-review.html

Mind MGMT: Bootleg #4

By: Matt Kindt, Bill Crabtree
Released: Oct 5, 2022

Heroes and villains unite to take down the powerful new madman Mister Hyde and his army of followers as they sail to his island and and use their powers to put an end to this madness once and for all.

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8.0

Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/dark-spaces-wildfire-4-review.html

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #4

By: Scott Snyder, Hayden Sherman
Released: Oct 12, 2022

The forest, the plan, their chance at new lives-they're all up in flames. No one is making it out with any money. Now the question is, can they escape with their lives?

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8.5

It’s a miracle that Alan Moore hasn’t trudged over half naked to Marvel’s offices and broken down the door with a sledgehammer demanding that all work on Miracleman cease immediately...

Full review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/miracelman-silver-age-1.html

Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age #1

By: Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham
Released: Oct 19, 2022

Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham's unfinished storyline "The Silver Age" begins! Young Miracleman - the lost member of the Miracleman Family - is back! His last memories were of a 1963 world of joy and innocence. Now, he's been thrust into the 21st century, where his best friends have become gods and monsters. Remastered with stunning new artwork by...

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10

One of the best series of the year brought it all home with one of the best finales of the year. Full Review at:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/catwoman-lonely-city-4.html

Catwoman: Lonely City #4

By: Cliff Chiang
Released: Oct 26, 2022

ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BLACK LABEL SERIES EVER REACHES ITS CONCLUSION! All of the sacrifice-all of the broken bodies and shattered relationships-was leading up to this: Selina Kyle standing in front of the Batcave, desperate to know the secrets inside it, secrets once thought to have died with Batman. But you should never open doors you can't cl...

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Stand Up Comic Reader reviewed Hitomi #1 Nov 9, 2022
8.0

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/hitomi-1-review.html

Hitomi #1

By: H.S. Tak, Isabella Mazzanti
Released: Oct 12, 2022

In Feudal Era Japan, a drifter with no prospects begins training in secret under Yasuke, a once-famous, displaced, disgraced warrior, as she struggles to find her place in a society entrenched in discrimination and violence.
Combining the historical sweep and elegance of Kurosawa with the visceral action of Tarantino, this saga follows the tri...

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7.0

Bad Idea's 'The Lot' was a better version. Great art but too many initial plot holes. For my full review head over to:

https://standupcomicreader.blogspot.com/2022/11/night-of-ghoul-1-review.html

Night of the Ghoul #1

By: Scott Snyder, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Oct 20, 2021

A dazzling work of horror, intercutting between the present-day narrative and the story of a lost horror film.

The writer and artist behind Batman: The Black Mirror reunite to shed light on a celluloid artifact once thought forever missing, perhaps with good reason...

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive ...

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