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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #36

Sep 11, 2021

As of the September 11, 2021, we have not, do not, will not forget what has transpired on this day 20 years ago. With comics, you can escape the stress, difficulties, and turmoil of the real world, but that is not the case here as this special story written by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by John Romita Jr. is not to be taken lightly. Unlike DC comics, where their characters are from fiction based cities like Gotham and Metropolis, the Marvel Universe takes place within the real world, and it’s because of this we see how the the tragic events of 9/11 affect the heroes of this world. The reason why Spider-Man is the one to receive special treatment with special issue is because he lives in New York City, so we, the readers, see how this tragic event affects him and the heroes who happen to be in New York. The squared dialogue throughout this entire story is being spoken directly by Spider-Man which makes perfect sense in this context. The way his dialogue is being played out his like a poem full of anguish and depression, through the beginning and middle, but starts to give a sense empowerment by the end. But like I said, because the Marvel Universe is based in the real world, we see how this affects every hero who happened to also live in New York. Characters like the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and even Captain America are seen helping out in this story. Something that also happens but sparked some controversial is the inclusion of some of Marvels most notorious villains. But with one of those villains being Dr. Doom. But I’d think back at their history and background, it makes sense. Dr Doom is the leader of his country, so seeing this transpire, he can’t help but think that this could have happened to his country with one of his most iconic panels is him shedding tears. This story as whole is not to be taken with a grain of salt. It teaches us that despite this tragedy occurring in the first place, this event has not broken us, but instead has made us stronger. In this, we are one, one in our grief, determination, and as we recover. Never Forget, but most importantly; Stand Tall.

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #698

Dec 13, 2021

9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #699

Dec 13, 2021

7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #700

Dec 13, 2021

9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #1

Nov 12, 2021

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #2

Nov 12, 2021

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #3

Nov 12, 2021

9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #4

Nov 12, 2021

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #5

Nov 12, 2021

9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #75

Oct 8, 2021

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #76

Oct 13, 2021

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #77

Oct 28, 2021

7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #78

Nov 10, 2021

6.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #78.BEY

Nov 26, 2021

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #79

Nov 26, 2021

9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #80

Dec 1, 2021

7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #80.BEY

Dec 11, 2021

7.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #81

Dec 17, 2021

8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #82

Dec 28, 2021

8.0
Avengers (2018) #1

Nov 14, 2021

6.0
Avengers (2018) #2

Nov 14, 2021

7.0
Avengers (2018) #3

Nov 15, 2021

8.0
Avengers (2018) #4

Nov 15, 2021

9.0
Avengers (2018) #5

Nov 15, 2021

6.0
Avengers (2018) #6

Nov 20, 2021

9.0
Batman: Earth One #1

Nov 20, 2021

The character of Batman has been a major stable in the history of DC Comics ever since he first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Created By Bob Kane Bill Finger, Batman has had no shortage of iconic stories, such as the Killing Joke, White Knight, Scott Snyder's first volume of his New 52 tenure, or even the Dark Knight Returns. But given how these stories of come to light, this one, in particular might just be another walk out of the park for the Batman; that being Batman: Earth One. Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank, Batman: Earth One Vol. 1 sought give us an entirely different and much, much grounded take on Batman and the other characters that he surrounds himself with. The way Batman is portrayed; He's clumsy, makes rookie mistakes, and his arsenal is very limited, which is perfect given that the Earth One line takes characters from the DC Universe, grounds them, and brings them more down to Earth. The plot and pacing of the story is somewhat off, but what makes up for it is that we get to go more in depth with side characters of the Batman lore, such as Jim Gordon, Alfred, and Harvey Bullock. With all being said and done, Batman: Earth One Vol. 1 is by far the best story we have gotten from the DC's Earth One.

6.0
Batman: Nightwalker #1

Mar 7, 2021

As the last OGN released under the imprint DC Ink (now that it’s getting its name changed), I’d say that this book ended the imprint on a high note, sort of. This OGN is based off of a novel of the same name from DC Icons with great art by Chris Wildgoose. The story revolves around a younger Bruce Wayne as he’s just turned eighteen years old. After getting into a car accident chasing down a groups called the Nightwalkers, Bruce is placed under probation and Detective Draccon sends him to Arkham Asylum. While working there, he meets Madeleine, the youngest inmate in the Asylum, and who decides to help him in his fight against the Nightwalkers, in her own way. From a story perspective, this wasn’t bad, but not as good as I remember it to be. Some of the characters, like Bruce’s friends, were criminally underutilized, and were just there for the most part. And the big reveal at the end just came out of no where and feels like a retcon to what was established earlier in this story. Also, for a book called “Batman: Nightwalker,” this book even focus on him becoming Batman. It’s all about Bruce Wayne and just Bruce Wayne. If they wanted to they could’ve just renamed it “Bruce Wayne: Nightwalkers” and I’d be okay with it. Overall, this wasn’t too bad, but this book still left a lot to be desired.

9.0
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1

Dec 28, 2021

9.0
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #2

Jan 1, 2022

9.0
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3

Jan 10, 2022

10
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #4

Jan 13, 2022

10
Batman: The Killing Joke #1

Nov 30, 2021

Ever since made his way into this world in Batman #1 in 1940, the Joker became arguably the most infamous, memorable, and iconic villain of all time. The clown prince of crime has not only transcended into becoming the Dark Knight's greatest villain, but has grown into an incredibly recognizable, and well-known characters in the years afterwards. And with that comes a cycle of stories for the him that are great in way or another, such as, the Man Who Laughs, White Knight, the graphic novel by Brian Azzarello, and even his recently-released series James Tynion IV. However, as much fame and glory as those stories get, there has always been one story that has been praised as the definitive Joker story of all time, a story that has been stuck in the minds of readers ever since it was given to us; Batman: The Killing Joker. This book encapsulates the philosophy of the Joker in that everyone can go insane after “one bad day.” This is possibly one of the worst plans that Joker has come up with. This story is so ambiguous yet so intriguing at the same time. It gives perfect characterization of the Joker, and solidifies the relationship between Batman and Joker and shows us how similar they are to each other. Alan Moore really knows how to write an antagonist with the Joker, and he didn’t disappoint. This story is has become a classic in its own right and will always be the definitive Batman/Joker story to ever be printed.

8.0
Batman: White Knight #1

Nov 4, 2021

9.0
Batman: White Knight #2

Nov 5, 2021

8.0
Batman: White Knight #3

Nov 5, 2021

9.0
Batman: White Knight #4

Nov 5, 2021

8.0
Batman: White Knight #5

Nov 6, 2021

9.0
Batman: White Knight #6

Nov 6, 2021

10
Batman: White Knight #7

Nov 6, 2021

9.0
Batman: White Knight #8

Nov 6, 2021

9.0
Black Panther (2021) #1

Nov 26, 2021

8.0
Black Panther (2021) #2

Dec 28, 2021

8.0
Black Widow (2020) #1

Nov 20, 2021

9.0
Black Widow (2020) #2

Nov 20, 2021

9.0
Black Widow (2020) #3

Nov 20, 2021

10
Black Widow (2020) #4

Nov 20, 2021

9.0
Black Widow (2020) #5

Nov 20, 2021

9.0
Black Widow (2020) #6

Aug 3, 2021

9.0
Black Widow (2020) #7

Aug 3, 2021

8.0
Black Widow (2020) #8

Aug 3, 2021

9.0
Black Widow (2020) #9

Aug 3, 2021

10
Black Widow (2020) #10

Oct 28, 2021

8.0
Black Widow (2020) #11

Oct 28, 2021

8.0
Black Widow (2020) #12

Oct 29, 2021

9.0
Catwoman: Soulstealer OGN  
6.5
Dragon Ball Super #1

Aug 12, 2021

7.0
Dragon Ball Super #2

Aug 12, 2021

8.5
Dragon Ball Super #3

Aug 18, 2021

8.5
Dragon Ball Super #4

Aug 18, 2021

8.0
FCBD 2019: Spider-Man #1

Jan 23, 2021

The Venom story was a great set-up for what’s to come. The in it was top tier in my opinion, and it’s just got more excited for Absolute Carnage. While the Spider-Man story has zero connections to Absolute Carnage, it was still enjoyable for anyone who hasn’t gotten their hands in this Free Comic.

9.0
FCBD 2021: Avengers/Hulk #1  
8.0
FCBD 2021: Spider-Man/Venom #1  
8.0
Flashpoint #1

May 5, 2021

7.0
Flashpoint #2

May 5, 2021

8.0
Flashpoint #3

May 7, 2021

8.0
Flashpoint #4

May 7, 2021

9.0
Flashpoint #5

May 7, 2021

2.0
Gotham High OGN

Jun 11, 2021

"THIS COMIC SUCKS!" - Linkara

8.0
Green Lantern (2018) #1

Nov 20, 2021

8.0
Green Lantern (2018) #2

Nov 20, 2021

8.0
Green Lantern (2018) #3

Nov 21, 2021

9.0
Green Lantern (2018) #4

Nov 21, 2021

9.0
Green Lantern (2018) #5

Nov 21, 2021

9.0
Green Lantern (2018) #6

Nov 22, 2021

10
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass OGN

Mar 4, 2021

I read this a while back, and I didn’t really enjoy it that much. But now that I’m rereading all of DC Ink’s OGNs, including this one. I realized just how amazing this graphic novel was. Mariko Tamaki makes the story good with his writing, and Steve Pugh’s art is just incredible, as it perfectly captures the tone of the this book and the character of Harley Quinn in this story. Because this line of comics is outside of continuity, they are able to take some liberties with many of its characters here. This version of Harley Quinn, while younger, still acts like the Harley Quinn we all know in more ways than one. Poison Ivy, who’s only referred to as Ivy in this story, is a notable departure from how we’ve seen, but this was an pretty interesting take. And the two form a friendship with each other. In a sense, they act like two sides of the same coin. The character of Joker in this story was given a rather interesting take, but his identity was a bit predictable. In this story, Harley moves to Gotham to live with her grandmother, but she had died unfortunately. So, this group for drag people and a gay person named whom Harley calls Mama sort of adopt her and make her a part of the family. Throughout this graphic novel, we get dialogue from Harley, referencing themes from multiple fairytales and comparing to what is happening in her world. And her world is not like the fairytales. One of the topics that might be divisive in this book is the situation that Harley’s neighborhood. Buildings are being condemned, people are being driven out of their homes, and small businesses being replaced. It pretty much relates to what we experience in the real world. But this is done to drive the story forward. Overall, this was a great addition to DC Ink. While this might be a bit divisive in some ways, this is definitely a fantastic read, especially for fans of Harley Quinn.

8.0
House of El (2021): The Shadow Threat #1

Jun 20, 2021

The concept of this story being a full-blown trilogy is done pretty well for this most part. With this being the part 1, I can safely say that its off to a great start. Here, we get to explore the world to Kryptonians; Zahn and Sera, both of which come from different ranks in their forces. The story acts as a non-canon prequel to what exactly is transpiring on Krypton and if it can be stopped, with the addition of new characters in place, other than Jor-El, and Kara.

9.0
House of X #1

Dec 21, 2021

10
House of X #2

Dec 21, 2021

9.0
House of X #3

Dec 21, 2021

10
House of X #4

Dec 22, 2021

9.0
House of X #5

Dec 24, 2021

10
House of X #6

Dec 24, 2021

8.0
Hulk (2021) #1

Nov 26, 2021

6.0
Hulk (2021) #2

Dec 17, 2021

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #1

Jan 14, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #2

Jan 14, 2022

10
Injustice: Gods Among Us #3

Jan 14, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #4

Jan 14, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #5

Jan 14, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #6

Jan 14, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #7

Jan 14, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #8

Jan 14, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #9

Jan 14, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #10

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #11

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #12

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #13

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #14

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #15

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #16

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #17

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #18

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #19

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #20

Jan 21, 2022

7.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #21

Jan 21, 2022

7.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #22

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #23

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #24

Jan 21, 2022

7.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #25

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #26

Jan 21, 2022

7.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #27

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #28

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #29

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #30

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #31

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #32

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #33

Jan 21, 2022

9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #34

Jan 21, 2022

10
Injustice: Gods Among Us #35

Jan 21, 2022

10
Injustice: Gods Among Us #36

Jan 21, 2022

8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1  
9.0
Iron Man (2020) #1

Nov 22, 2021

8.0
Iron Man (2020) #2

Nov 22, 2021

9.0
Iron Man (2020) #3

Nov 22, 2021

8.0
Iron Man (2020) #4

Nov 22, 2021

8.0
Iron Man (2020) #5

Nov 22, 2021

8.0
Iron Man (2020) #6

Nov 26, 2021

9.0
Iron Man (2020) #7

Nov 26, 2021

9.0
Iron Man (2020) #8

Nov 26, 2021

8.0
Iron Man (2020) #9

Nov 26, 2021

9.0
Iron Man (2020) #10

Nov 27, 2021

8.0
Iron Man (2020) #11

Nov 27, 2021

7.0
Iron Man (2020) #12

Nov 27, 2021

9.0
Iron Man (2020) #13

Nov 27, 2021

5.0
Iron Man (2020) #14

Nov 27, 2021

9.0
Iron Man (2020) #15

Dec 28, 2021

10
Joker OGN

May 3, 2021

My favorite comic book of all time is the Batman: The Killing Joke. To me it’s the story that truly explores The Joker on a philosophical level as he tries to prove that he’s not different from any normal. He tries to prove that anyone can go insane, after “one bad day.” That being said, this interaction of the Joker created by Brian Azzarello was something else. This explores the Joker on a psychological level. What we get is a story that depicts Joker as that cancer he is in a way never really touched upon in previous stories in the Batman Lore. The Joker is absolutely not someone to be taken lightly. To me, he’s the Cletus Cassidy/Carnage of the DC Universe (even though he came before Carnage, but whatever). He is Gotham’s disease, and Gotham is his personally playground as he goes around doing what he pleases for sometimes no reason at all. The atrocities he commits in these stories are just downright disturbing and disgusting. This just goes to show that Joker is not someone to be with. Speaking of which, alongside him is his new henchman Johnny Frost. While there’s not much to be at first, he is pretty much the narrator in this book and there’s to him than just being Joker’s henchman. He just a guy who wants to be known all throughout and just wants to prove himself. But after seeing just what the Joker is capable, he realized this is not what he signed up for. You honestly feel for the guy. After what Joker has done to him, you should know that Joker is not to be forgiven. At. All. Overall, the story does a perfect job at exploring the Joker’s psychosis. Lee Bermejo’s was honestly the perfect artist for this book. That said, the art is sometimes pretty inconsistent, as it switches from pencils and inks to gouache paint. But regardless of that, this is not just one of the best Batman/Joker stories ever given to us, but of the best stories in the DC Universe in general. This book was an absolute jaw dropper.

8.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1

Dec 3, 2021

8.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #2

Dec 3, 2021

9.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #3

Dec 3, 2021

9.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #4

Dec 3, 2021

8.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #5

Dec 3, 2021

7.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6

Dec 5, 2021

9.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #7

Dec 8, 2021

8.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #8

Dec 8, 2021

8.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #9

Dec 8, 2021

9.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #10

Dec 8, 2021

8.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #11

Dec 8, 2021

7.0
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #12

Dec 8, 2021

8.0
Marvel Zombies (2005) #1

Nov 6, 2021

7.0
Marvel Zombies (2005) #2

Nov 6, 2021

8.0
Marvel Zombies (2005) #3

Nov 9, 2021

6.0
Marvel Zombies (2005) #4

Nov 9, 2021

5.0
Marvel Zombies (2005) #5

Nov 9, 2021

10
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #1  
8.0
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection (2020) #1

Nov 9, 2021

7.0
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection (2020) #2

Nov 9, 2021

7.0
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection (2020) #3

Nov 9, 2021

5.0
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection (2020) #4

Nov 9, 2021

8.0
Mera: Tidebreaker #1

Feb 26, 2021

As the first graphic novel for DC Ink, this didn’t disappoint. I think Danielle Paige did gave us a story that provided Mera her own journey to take and hers alone. The art by Stephen Byrne is just amazing, and the colors by David Calderon, although minimal, perfectly capture the theme and tone of this book. gives an interpretation of Mera that was never done before by DC. Despite it not being in continuity, it gave Mera some time to shine as her own character. Then again there are a few mishaps, which are minor and not bothersome. Some dialogue in this felt a bit forced, and the book was kind of rushing a bit between panels and pages too. But regardless, this was graphic novel that not only was the start of a new line of graphic novels, but also gave Mera the much needed love she needed.

8.0
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #33  
10
Ms. Marvel (2014) #1

Feb 13, 2021

Now this is how you introduce a new hero into the Marvel Universe. This issue doesn’t have any action and battle panels, but instead gives an origin story for Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. Here, we get a look into what her life is like living as a Muslim in Jersey City. You really feel for Kamala. She wants to be like every normal person, but her traditions as a Muslim keep holding her back. So much so that she decides to sneak out of the house and go to party, but during said party, a Terrigen cloud formed from Black Bolt covers a huge margin of Kamala’s hometown, turning her into an inhuman. This was honestly a perfect origin story for a new hero. The art style looks similar in many ways to Ryan Stegman’s artstyle and in looks great for the most part, and it really fits the tone of the story. This comic needs to be read through and supported.

8.0
Ms. Marvel (2014) #2

Feb 13, 2021

This was wacky and well-handled at the same time. This issue shows Kamala’s struggling with her power after emerging from the cocoon in the last pages of the first issue. The artists is going with the first few pages, but it’s to show Kamala struggling to get a grip with her powers. The end ends on a somewhat somber but high note with Kamala career as a superhero being a big start for her. While not as great as the first issue, this issue does show the struggles Kamala will face down the line now that she has superpowers.

8.0
Ms. Marvel (2014) #3

Feb 13, 2021

Ms. Marvel might be one of the best superhero’s in modern day Marvel right now. This issue gives us solid characterization for Kamala Khan as we see her struggling to get handle on her powers. And we get to see how her powers are affecting her personal life and at school. She wonders if even we powers, she’s still the same person she was before. I like how her powers are conflicting for her and life. And that ending just completely caught he off guard. While this issue does slow things down. It does so in a good way, and to show what she is going through.

8.0
Ms. Marvel (2014) #4

Feb 13, 2021

After the ending of the last issue, I was completely caught off guard and blown away from the ending of it. But luckily, Kamala’s okay. This issue, while not being anything too crazy, has some solid characterization for Kamala, as we finally get see her becoming Ms. Marvel in some way. The art in this as as great as the previous entries so far. This series is definitely top tier in my opinion.

9.0
Ms. Marvel (2014) #5

Feb 13, 2021

After reading the first volume of this series (the first 5 issues), I can definitely say that this might be the best comic book series from Marvel NOW! This issue was emotional and heartwarming. Kamala’s powers are causing a major problem for her family and seemingly tearing it apart. The whole conversation with Kamala and her father is the highlight of the issue, as it was pretty heartwarming. It gives us solid development for Kamala as she finally gets a handle of her powers and what she can do with them. Then ending certainly gives way for what’s to come for those who haven’t read this yet. Overall, the first five issues, which make up the first volume, have been pretty great, it gives us a solid origin story for a new hero of the Marvel Universe. It shows the struggles Kamala goes through and what she wants to be and now she finally gets it, though not in the way she expected. It gives us solid character development for her as she emerges as the all new Ms. Marvel. This series is definitely the best series from Marvel NOW.

1.0
Nubia: Real One OGN

Jun 21, 2021

Like Linkara-senpai once said: "THIS COMIC SUCKS!"

9.0
Poison Ivy: Thorns OGN  
9.0
Powers of X #1

Dec 21, 2021

9.0
Powers of X #2

Dec 21, 2021

10
Powers of X #3

Dec 21, 2021

8.0
Powers of X #4

Dec 24, 2021

8.0
Powers of X #5

Dec 24, 2021

9.0
Powers of X #6

Dec 24, 2021

10
Shadow of the Batgirl #1

Jun 9, 2021

Despite being someone who isn't familiar with Cassandra Cain in any way, this graphic novel has instantly become one of my favorite YA graphic novels I've ever read, and probably one of the best YA graphic novels from this imprint. Like I said, I know absolutely nothing about Cassandra Cain as a character, but this story was than I could expect from Batman-type character. This is a story of self-discovery for this version of the character as she tries all she can to run away from her past, or in this case her before, while also trying to understand her past. This version of the character was made to be a killing machine who know nothing, not even spoken language, but combat and murder. But what also makes her interesting is the ambiguity in her personality, as if she's is either autistic, have ADD, or social anxiety, or a mix of all of her. Seeing her trying to find her place in the world makes you feel sympathy for her. Throughout the story, she continues to learn understand certain aspects of life and what she wants to fight for. Along the way, we meet Barbara Gordon, Jackie, and Erik, people she has come to care for and grow alongside with. And when the third act comes around, you genuinely feel happy for her. This story, this graphic novel, is definitely for an incredible reading experience for new and old fans alike. This just might the best OGN from this imprint.

8.0
Shang-Chi (2020) #1

Nov 23, 2021

7.0
Shang-Chi (2020) #2

Nov 23, 2021

7.0
Shang-Chi (2020) #3

Nov 24, 2021

8.0
Shang-Chi (2020) #4

Nov 24, 2021

8.0
Shang-Chi (2020) #5

Nov 24, 2021

8.0
Spawn #1

Nov 24, 2021

8.0
Spawn #2

Nov 24, 2021

9.0
Spawn #3

Nov 24, 2021

8.0
Spawn #4

Nov 25, 2021

8.0
Spawn #5

Nov 25, 2021

8.0
Spawn #6

Nov 25, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Blue #1

Nov 10, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Blue #2

Nov 10, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Blue #3

Nov 10, 2021

8.0
Spider-Man: Blue #4

Nov 10, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Blue #5

Nov 10, 2021

10
Spider-Man: Blue #6

Nov 10, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #1

Nov 11, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2

Nov 11, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #3

Nov 11, 2021

9.0
Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #4

Nov 11, 2021

8.0
Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #5

Nov 11, 2021

8.0
Supergirl: Being Super Collected  
8.0
Superior Spider-Man #1

Dec 19, 2021

8.0
Superior Spider-Man #2

Dec 19, 2021

9.0
Superior Spider-Man #3

Dec 19, 2021

8.0
Superior Spider-Man #4

Dec 19, 2021

8.0
Superior Spider-Man #5

Dec 19, 2021

7.0
Superior Spider-Man #6

Dec 19, 2021

8.0
Superior Spider-Man #7

Dec 19, 2021

8.0
Superior Spider-Man #8

Dec 19, 2021

10
Superior Spider-Man #9

Dec 19, 2021

8.0
Superior Spider-Man #10

Dec 20, 2021

9.0
Superior Spider-Man #11

Dec 20, 2021

9.0
Superior Spider-Man #12

Dec 20, 2021

9.0
Superior Spider-Man #13

Dec 20, 2021

8.0
Superior Spider-Man #14

Dec 20, 2021

7.0
Superior Spider-Man #15

Dec 20, 2021

7.0
Superior Spider-Man #16

Dec 20, 2021

10
Superman Smashes The Klan Collected

Jun 12, 2021

Appearing in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman was the first superhero. He was courageous, self-less, and a perfect boy scout. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were the sons of Jewish immigrant families and knew what it felt to live in a world where they felt alien. Thus, this became the basis of Superman's story. With this story taking place in the mid to late 1940s, I anticipated to be a Superman story for the ages, and here is what I have to say. This book is an absolute love letter to the Golden Age of Superman. The art and the dialogue really makes you feel like you're reading a Golden Age Superman comic. Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru have crafted a timeless Superman story for the ages. This story dives into the theme of being in a world where you feel alien. Such was the case with Roberta and her Chinese family as they move away from Chinatown to Metropolis. Roberta feels like she doesn't quite fit in and id unfamiliar with the world around her. Superman isn't the only one to feel the same way. What makes the story so compelling is that it deals with real world history and what it means to not only be American, but be human. We all in one way or another feel alien in a world that is not our own and don't blend in with others around us. This story is engaging not just because of its timeless feel, but also because it gives a better understanding of what it means to be different from others. This a Superman story for the ages.

8.0
Superman: Earth One #1

Sep 27, 2021

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appearing in Action Comics #1 in 1938, the character of Superman has always been the crown jewel of superhero comics in general. Whether it be The Death of Superman, Grant Morrison's All Star Superman, Kingdom Come, or even Red Son, Superman has had no shortage of iconic moments and stories. But what we got may be a Superman story unlike anything we have seen before from him. It's a story that gives us an alternate take on what his origin would be like during modern times. However, what makes this story so unique is that the that doesn't just rehash his origin from the ground up, but it does so in a way that changes his outlook. Because of that, this version that we get in here feels fresh to a degree and feels unlike anything that came before or after it. Written by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Shane Davis, they managed to craft a story that explores Clark Kent and gives us insight as to what his life is up until this point like. What makes this story so impactful was that the beginning is all about self-discovery, as we see Clark Kent moving into Metropolis trying to find his place in the world, see what he can do, and what he might do with his life. While the pacing does get a bit off near the middle, we get to see him slowly becoming the man he can be, what his parents and father know he can be, not just to the world but to himself. The addition of an antagonist in this new take is a somewhat tacky, but was done so that we the readers can see Clark become Earth's protector.

8.0
Swamp Thing: Twin Branches OGN

Jun 19, 2021

"Maybe the biggest difference between humans and plants isn't whether plants think... But what they think about."

9.0
Teen Titans: Beast Boy OGN

Jun 19, 2021

Have you ever felt like an outcast throughout your life in school? Have you ever felt like you don't belong and thought you may not be popular? Well, if you're looking for someone to relate to, then no one is as relatable than Garfield Logan. Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo have once again crafted an incredible OGN that shows young adults the struggles of what it means to want to be noticed by people.

10
Teen Titans: Raven #1

Mar 1, 2021

DC Ink is three for three with this new OGN. Kami Garcia has given us a on Raven that feels so fresh to us readers. Her writing of Raven in this novel is just superb and gives us a Raven that we’ve never gotten in the OG DC Universe. Gabriel Picolo’s art is just amazing. His art can be very loose, but in a good way, especially when it perfectly captures the theme of this story. In the beginning of this book, Raven looses her memory is a car accident which takes the life of her foster mom, leaving Raven all alone. But with Max and her mother, she starts to develop a relationship with them. Max here is an all new character who’s not in the regular DC continuity, as she was created by Kami Garcia for this novel. They way she’s characterized in was handled pretty well. She’s Raven’s friend and her guide when it comes to spiritual anomalies. Now because of her memory, Raven starts struggling with her new powers as she doesn’t know how to control them, which is why max is here to help. The relationship between Raven and Max was incredibly well written and well paced throughout this whole story. Max does whatever she can tell help Raven remember what her past life was like. With Raven having no memory of her past life, she feels insecure about whether or not she wants to remember who she was before the accident. But spending time with Max and her now friend/love interest, Tommy, she starts to enjoy what life she has now. What Kami Garcia has given us is a Raven that we never truly got in the DC universe. Everything about her feels fresh. With all that, I can definitely say that this is the best OGN from DC Ink.

8.0
The Legend of Shang-Chi #1

Sep 19, 2021

For anyone who’s just starting to get into comics and might be interested in the character of Shang-Chi, this comic is a great jumping on point for the character. While the plot of this one-shot is somewhat basic, it doesn’t mean it’s boring. Alyssa Wong and Andie Tong give us a an interesting story that may come into play in the near future. Tong’s art especially provides some great imagery and some nice fight sequences. And with the ending Wong gives us, there could potentially be a sequel of sorts coming our way. For anyone who’s getting into comics, and likes martial arts and the character of Shang-Chi, this one-shot comic may be the best place to start as a sort of warm-up.

8.0
The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel OGN

Jun 12, 2021

Dick Grayson has always been a major staple in the Batman Lore. From being the first Robin to becoming Nightwing to being a founding member of the Teen Titans, he's certainly come a long way from being in the Bat's shadow. I was looking forward to this story and in all honesty, it wasn't what I was expecting it to be, but it was a great and enjoyable story. Dick Grayson is in his teens and is part of the Flying Graysons, a group of acrobats who have been traveling around the country doing extravagant stunts and delivered arousing performances for the circus. However, Dick is getting tired of it all and just wants something new. It isn't until he the Lost Carnival comes out of no where and he meets a girl named Luciana is when his life takes a turn for the better and for the worse. Their relationship throughout the course of this story feels a bit rushed in my opinion but it gave me some great character moments as we learn alongside Dick. This is a part the story that I liked as it teaches us an important life lesson about trying to hold onto things that won't last forever. Dick wants a different life because he has been an acrobat for most of his life and doesn't to keep doing the same boring routine. But t was thanks to meeting a very important person in this book is when he learns to let go of things and hold on to what you have with you. I sat back to read this all the way through and for some reason I getting a heartwarming feeling from this book, and it wasn't just the art, but also the growth that we experience alongside Dick as learns that nothing lasts forever in life. This is honestly a great read for any Nightwing fans out there.

8.0
The Marvels (2021) #1

Dec 11, 2021

7.0
The Marvels (2021) #2

Dec 11, 2021

8.0
The Marvels (2021) #3

Dec 11, 2021

8.0
The Marvels (2021) #4

Dec 11, 2021

7.0
The Marvels (2021) #5

Dec 11, 2021

8.0
The Marvels (2021) #6

Dec 11, 2021

8.0
The Oracle Code OGN

Jun 10, 2021

Barbara Gordon has always been an integral part of the Batman franchise and her character is something I adore in many mediums. Seeing her get her own OGN from DC, even if it's out of continuity, I went for this book. In my opinion, this is a great representation of how a horrific event can leave a person scarred or changed entirely. You honestly feel sorry for her. Sometimes in life, when we're the victims of any tragic or horrific incident, it can leave us scarred or change us for the worse. In this case with Barbara Gordon, her whole world is turned upside down after getting shot and crippled and now she's not the same person from before. If you have ever suffered from a tragic event where you are the victim, I think you can relate with this version of Barbara.

7.0
Ultimate Comics Captain America #1

Feb 22, 2021

8.0
Ultimate Comics Captain America #2

Feb 22, 2021

8.0
Ultimate Comics Captain America #3

Feb 22, 2021

9.0
Ultimate Comics Captain America #4

Feb 22, 2021

9.0
Ultimate Fantastic Four #1

Nov 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimate Fantastic Four #2

Nov 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimate Fantastic Four #3

Nov 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimate Fantastic Four #4

Nov 27, 2021

7.0
Ultimate Fantastic Four #5

Nov 28, 2021

6.0
Ultimate Fantastic Four #6

Nov 28, 2021

10
Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Jan 22, 2022

9.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Jan 22, 2022

8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #3

Jan 22, 2022

9.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Jan 22, 2022

10
Ultimate Spider-Man #5

Jan 22, 2022

9.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #6

Jan 22, 2022

9.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #7

Jan 22, 2022

8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #8

Jan 22, 2022

8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #9

Jan 22, 2022

9.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #10

Jan 22, 2022

8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #11

Jan 22, 2022

9.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #12

Jan 22, 2022

10
Ultimate Spider-Man #13

Jan 22, 2022

8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #14

Jan 23, 2022

8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #15

Jan 23, 2022

8.0
Ultimate Spider-Man #16

Jan 23, 2022

9.0
Ultimate X-Men #1

Nov 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #2

Nov 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #3

Nov 26, 2021

7.0
Ultimate X-Men #4

Nov 26, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #5

Nov 26, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #6

Nov 26, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #7

May 29, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #8

May 30, 2021

9.0
Ultimate X-Men #9

May 30, 2021

10
Ultimate X-Men #10

May 30, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #11

May 31, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #12

May 31, 2021

7.0
Ultimate X-Men #13

Jun 4, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #14

Jun 4, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #15

Jun 4, 2021

6.0
Ultimate X-Men #16

Jun 4, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #17

Jun 5, 2021

6.0
Ultimate X-Men #18

Jun 5, 2021

6.0
Ultimate X-Men #19

Jun 6, 2021

9.0
Ultimate X-Men #20

Jun 6, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #21

Jun 6, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #22

Jun 6, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #23

Jun 6, 2021

8.0
Ultimate X-Men #24

Jun 6, 2021

7.0
Ultimate X-Men #25

Jun 6, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #1

Dec 25, 2021

9.0
Ultimates #2

Dec 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #3

Dec 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #4

Dec 25, 2021

10
Ultimates #5

Dec 25, 2021

9.0
Ultimates #6

Dec 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #7

Dec 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #8

Dec 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #9

Dec 25, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #10

Dec 26, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #11

Dec 26, 2021

10
Ultimates #12

Dec 26, 2021

8.0
Ultimates #13

Dec 26, 2021

8.0
Ultimates 2 #1

Dec 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimates 2 #2

Dec 27, 2021

9.0
Ultimates 2 #3

Dec 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimates 2 #4

Dec 27, 2021

9.0
Ultimates 2 #5

Dec 27, 2021

7.0
Ultimates 2 #6

Dec 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimates 2 #7

Dec 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimates 2 #8

Dec 27, 2021

9.0
Ultimates 2 #9

Dec 27, 2021

9.0
Ultimates 2 #10

Dec 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimates 2 #11

Dec 27, 2021

9.0
Ultimates 2 #12

Dec 27, 2021

8.0
Ultimates 2 #13

Dec 28, 2021

9.0
Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale #1

Feb 27, 2021

As the first OGN I ever read, specifically from DC Ink, I have to say that I was not disappointed by this. This graphic novel gives us an elseworlds origin story for Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. And the way Lauren Myracle writes this was impressive and gave us a version of Selina that we’ve never seen before. And her co worker and the artist of this book, Issac Goodhart, provides us some incredible and beautiful artwork and colors which perfectly capture the tone and atmosphere of this story. Selina in this book is portrayed as a 15-year-old girl who lives her life on the run after her mother’s boyfriend drove her out of her home. She lives on the streets, abandons her friends, and steals for her safety. But eventually meets a group of people who she grows attached to despite what she has gone through in her home. This was a Selina Kyle/Catwoman that we never really saw in the main DC continuity, but it was amazing. That being said. the couple of subplots were a bit jarring to say the least. A story about a dog-like monster roaming the streets of Gotham was the most forgettable aspect of this book, but I think it served to act as the darker side of the story. Selina relationship with Bruce Wayne was done fairly well, but I think she had more chemistry with Ojo in my opinion. Also, the book covers abuse, animal cruelty, cutting; all that definitely make this book very mature and for older teens in a sense and should not be read by kids under the ages of 10 or 12. This made the novel a difficult read. Aside the minor flaws of this book, this is definitely one of the best OGNs from DC Ink.

9.0
Venom (2021) #1

Nov 10, 2021

9.0
Venom (2021) #2

Dec 12, 2021

8.0
Venom (2021) #3

Dec 28, 2021

9.0
Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story OGN

Jun 20, 2021

This book is, to me, one of the most intriguing YA stories that we have gotten from DC. A story about have Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze ) and Nora have come to know one another was something I didn't expect to see. I personally am not really fond of romance type stories, but in this case it worked. Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart's Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale has been a fan favorite of mine, and when I realized they were writer and artist for this story, I knew I was in for a treat. What makes this story impactful is that we get we explore Victor and Nora's points of view individually. One moment, we're with Victor and the next, we're with Nora. Their relationship was pretty well developed in my opinion and when the end come with her deciding to let Victor freeze her, it's honestly tragic and beautiful. Lauren and Issac really knocked it out of the park with this story and its definitely one of the best DC YA stories.

8.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #1

Aug 8, 2021

8.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #2

Aug 8, 2021

7.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #3

Sep 16, 2021

8.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #4

Oct 29, 2021

8.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #5

Dec 12, 2021

6.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #6

Dec 16, 2021

7.0
Wonder Woman: Earth One #1

Oct 1, 2021

For anyone with any familiarity in comics or Wonder Woman, you probably know that her character and lore have always been fascinating and intriguing. Created by William Moulton Marston and H. G. Peter, the Princess of Themyscira as had a history of iconic stories such as Paradise Lost, Gods & Mortals, and even Spirit of Truth. But what we have here is something that not only is a slightly different take on the character, but something that might also be a bit divisive and an acquired taste for some. This, of course, is Wonder Woman: Earth One. Written By Grant Morrison and illustrated by Yanick Paquette, the duo decided to do a complete soft reboot and Wonder Woman and her mythos by dragging her frimly into DC's Earth One line, a series of books that sought to ground major characters of the DC Universe, and bring them down to Earth. This is not only a Wonder Woman origin story of sorts, but also a coming-of-age story that would see Diana betray her own people after trying to hide and save a man from what she and her people would refer to as "man's world." However, the difference between that and her main DC counterpart is the outlook this version takes on, although you can make the argument that Paquette's art is outstanding and helps to bring in new light. Wonder Woman here is depicted to be more adventurous and has a goal of exploring "man's world" to see what it truly has to offer, to her mother's dismay. The pacing of the plot can be quirky but it does it's best to try to bring the story forth, but one that may be divisive, at least to me, as the overly stylistic composition that Yanick Paquette injects into the story, which I can argue, is a bit of a hit-or-miss. But one of the things that doesn't stand out to me was the characterization of Steve Trevor, who was the soul reason Diana chose to leave her home; to help him and to get to know man's world better. He doesn't seem as interesting his classic and canon counterpart. In fact, given that Grant Morrison is the writer of this story, his style may not be for everyone, despite his incredible work on Justice League, and New X-Men being great in their own rights. Nevertheless, he tried to make it work, and while this may not be for everyone, it did try its best to stand out from Wonder Woman's canon self.

4.0
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed OGN

Jun 17, 2021

The premise for this new OGN from DC seemed promising upon reading it, but the the story as whole leaves a lot to be desired. That being said, I did enjoy the this interpretation of Diana as a character in this book. Because she's technically not a natural born Amazon like the rest are, she's basically the Black Sheep of her people as she struggles to be just like them. But after an incident that separates here from her people, she now has to find her place in a world filled with injustice and agony. In the world she is now, she meets other people who help her and teach certain things about what life is like in the outside. Because she may be unable to go home, she needs to make a new life for herself here. That's honestly what I loved about this version of her. This GN deals with some real world social issues like corruption, trafficking, etc. Yet the way their integrated ins't what I thought it would be like. Some of the characters we get introduced to here don't get as involved with Diana as I hoped. Even this interpretation of Steve Trevor isn't properly developed enough. The pacing feels pretty rushed and we don't get proper characterization for our cast. All in all, this story feels like a train wreck for me. It's not a horrible story by any means, but it just leaves a lot to be desired.

10
Wonder Woman: Warbringer OGN

Jun 8, 2021

Wonder Woman has always been a staple in the DC Universe. After reading through this AU story by Leigh Bardugo in its graphic novel format, it has become one of my favorite stories to have ever been put out by DC. What makes this so fantastic and intriguing was not only Kit Seaton's gorgeous art style, but that fact that its essentially an out-of-continuity, coming-of-age type story that gives us new light on the character of Wonder Woman as a whole. As an Amazon who was given life by the gods and being molded from clay, she's essentially the black sheep of the Amazons. But after meeting Alia, her life began to change for the better. Their relationship was honestly wholesome and was developed pretty well throughout this entire story as they go to find a way to rid her of her warbringer powers. That fact their her family was the cause of major wars and every crisis around the world was a compelling factor to her Alia's character. Along the way, we meet more people to help Diana and Alia on their adventure. To me what makes a good story is the journey the our main protagonists take and the characters they meet, including their personalities, and this book takes our characters on quite an adventure, giving them more character development. When the third act came around, I felt satisfied. While this is one of the few Wonder Woman books I own, it has certainly become not one of my favorite Wonder Woman stories, but also one of my favorite stories to come out of DC in forever.

10
You Brought Me the Ocean #1

Jun 18, 2021

Looking at the reviews here on this website and the video reviews on YouTube for this OGN from DC, this is definitely a pretty controversial story. Personally, in my opinion, this is hands down another masterpiece. Hear me out. The book does a great job integrating the topic of LGBTQ people within this well-crafted story. This is a story that teaches you that's its okay to be different from others and we are all equal in one way or another. It's about trying to discover who you truly are, to not hide from who you truly are, and to accept yourself. We get to explore that alongside our MC, Jake Hyde. Jake Hyde in this elseworlds story is uncertain about who he truly is and is often felt different, not just in terms of his abilities but in terms of his sexuality. When he starts talking to Kenny, everything begins to click with him. While their relationship feels just a bit rushed, I think it was handled pretty good for the most part. The art in here certainly looks like a kid drew it. But I think i fits perfectly within the cntext of the story. Alongside stories like Superman Smashes The Klan, Shadow of the Batgirl, and plenty others, as controversial as it is, it deserves to stay near the top and is one of the best OGNs that we have gotten so far.

8.0
Young Avengers #1

Nov 28, 2021

8.0
Young Avengers #2

Nov 28, 2021

8.0
Young Avengers #3

Nov 28, 2021

9.0
Young Avengers #4

Nov 28, 2021

9.0
Young Avengers #5

Nov 28, 2021

9.0
Young Avengers #6

Nov 28, 2021

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