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6.5
A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment (2022) #1

Jul 14, 2022

If ya'll know me, you know Kieran Gillen is my all time favorite comic book writer. He's just so amazing and passionate and creative in what he does. And his strengths are what I love about stories: myth, archetype, pop, and larger than life emotion. But I ain't been a fan of his Eternals work. Frankly put: I find it quite boring. A.X.E.: EVE OF JUDGMENT #1 is no different. It is quite the dry book. Interesting stuff is happening on the page, and the art is pretty decent, but I just don't care about these characters, I don't care about the Eternals. And so far, Gillen hasn't been able to make me successfully care about them. (And I am someone who more or less enjoyed the movie but I realize that the CAST had a lot to do with my connection there) Anyway, I'm still excited for this event because a lot of strong creatives are behind it. And as I mentioned in my Hellfire Gala review, I expect nothing but the best from this team. As a prelude issue, it's filled with a ton of exposition BUT with very little emotional characterization to make me care about the Eternals. Their passive way of deciding (and failing) to commit genocide just... isn't engaging and already puts The Eternals in the antagonist camp of things. I just wish they made better villains but let's see how this event goes.

8.5
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #1

Jul 20, 2022

We are off with a BANG! Love the balance between the three groups and each character is so strong even with a few panels. The schism between the three groups is also so strong there's so much potential here for some rewarding drama. My only complaint is that two years in and THE FIVE have not been as developed as they should. Always side characters even when they're directly involved. I feel moments here would have hit harder if that work would have been done. The best thing about this is how the issue makes what's occurred in X-MEN, Eternals, and Aaron's Avengers feel completely planned, it's the best things about comics. three years in the making, Judgement Day has the potential to be another War of the Realms event... but... even bigger.

7.5
Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #1

Dec 28, 2021

Diego Olortegui is awesome and it's a pretty standard introduction issue. Curious to see where this goes.

7.5
Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #2

Dec 28, 2021

I didn't know this was called Aquaman: The Meraing Jokes aside, all of that was fun. I gotta admit I've been out of the loop on Aquaman stories since the end of Geoff John's run so I have no idea what the hell is going on but I am using comic logic to fill in the gaps and context clues, it isn't hard to grasp the metaphors going on here. Give Jackson's mom a book, I want to see how she's extracting refugees onto land.

6.5
Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #3

Dec 28, 2021

Oh dear, did not like the art here. Apart from not understanding some things last issue, this one hits me over the head with a reveal that has little significance for me and a pretty awful tagline on the cover. Also the PRELUDE TO AQUAMEN banner here tells me this book isn't selling well and the entire execution of whatever it is they're trying isn't going well either. We are halfway through a miniseries - and I still don't get what the main story here is. This feels like Issue 17 from a series I have not been reading at all.

6.0
Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #4

Jan 5, 2022

Really wish I liked this more. The story, on paper, is compelling but the execution, the inconsistent artwork, and pace make this an unfortunate dud.

7.5
Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #5

Jan 19, 2022

After a strong start, some middling issues, and then a really bad one, The Becoming finally finds its footing again. With engaging character work between characters we’re finally getting to know and some really beautiful artwork. This is what this character deserves and much more.

7.5
Aquaman: The Becoming (2021) #6

Feb 23, 2022

And thus ends the prelude to Aquamen, though it did not start off that way. It's fine, the timeline break is a choice but it is more dramatic to begin in the middle of the action. The art here is great too and I feel like I do know Jackson a little bit more. From the rest of the cast, Mera faired the best, but Jackson's family still feel underdeveloped and their drama here left me feeling not much... I'll try out Aquamen in hopes of finding out more but I wouldn't call the miniseries, sadly, a knock out of the park.

8.0
Aquamen (2022) #1

Feb 23, 2022

MYSTERIES AFOOT, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. POOR JACKSON CAN'T GET A BREAK FROM HIS FAMILY TROUBLES. THOSE FISH THINGS ARE SCARY, WTF. TEEEERRRROOORISM. I gotta read BLACK MANTA (2021) now but I don't feel like I missed too much. Why couldn't both The Becoming and Black Manta just been an ongoing under this title? COMICS!!!

7.0
Aquamen (2022) #2

Apr 7, 2022

Sorry ya'll, I feel all of this should be more interesting. It is starting to feel like The Becoming again, which is a shame considering the promise of Issue 1. Jackson's story feels like it's heading somewhere interesting and I loved his reaction, but as soon as the opening act ends the issue gets pretty boring.

7.0
Aquamen (2022) #3

May 4, 2022

One of them blockbuster comics. The writing is not that great though. It feels... bulky. An issue where a lot of revealed, characters interact in interesting ways, multiple settings, and a deepening mystery... it should all be more exciting than it actually feels. And while the story does carry quite a bit of emotional weight between the interactions, the issue finds it hard to find steady waters to swim in.

8.0
Batgirls (2021) #1

Dec 28, 2021

Enjoyed this quite a bit, and it was sooooo much better than the Fear State/Nightwing stories, maybe because finally they get to exist in their own space as opposed to taking over another title's. Jorge Corona gives the book a fun animated look that comes alive combined with Conrad and Cloonan's writing. (I haven't read anything with Becky Cloonan since AMERICAN VIRGIN way back in the late 2000s, its kinda crazy to see her writing stuff now - I do wanna read The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys). On the comic, it's fun and I'm interested to see where this goes. Welcome to The Hill, girls!

8.0
Batgirls (2021) #2

Jan 20, 2022

Ha! This was much more fun than I expected. Love the banter and the girls have their work cut out for them, I'm really loving the artwork and I would like to read the next issue like right now...

7.0
Batgirls (2021) #3

Feb 10, 2022

The art is my favorite thing about this book. The story so far isn't as gracefully messy. The villains have big potential to be really interesting, but the interactions between them and the girls are surface level and starting to lose some steam.

7.0
Batgirls (2021) #4

Mar 11, 2022

I love the art, I like the attitude, the book has a fantastic format that allows for a lot of story to be told in one issue making a bulky, satisfying read. But the writing itself is starting to fall apart at the seams. The bookstore scene for example was better than all the superhero stuff in it. The reveal didn't really work for me because as a payoff there was nothing much building up to it for it to pay off in a full, satisfying manner. I am starting to not care about the conflict while I do enjoy hanging out with these characters. Hoping the series gets its footing better before the arc closes.

8.5
Batgirls (2021) #6

May 11, 2022

Best issue of this series so far! The villains are more interesting, the stakes are high, and there's some fun moments between all the girls, the pace is also much much better and the artwork is stronger, fuller, and easier to follow. I hope they keep this momentum going and that this next arc doesn't disappoint, Seer has been built up for more than half year, she better deliver.

7.5
Batgirls (2021) #7

Jun 23, 2022

Not as fun as last issue, some guest stars and a villain getting development are good steps forward.

7.0
Batgirls (2021) #8

Jul 24, 2022

I really want these characters to pop, but in issues like this, where they all sound the same, it's hard to connect with in a deep way. There are some characters here, specially the new ones, I wish were developed better but Batgirls doesn't look like it'll be improving any time soon.

7.5
Batman (2016) #125

Jul 6, 2022

COMIXS thing where the new direction feels a lot like that one big movie that came out earlier this year. A LOT happens in this issue that it's almost whiplash. I feel I should care more about what happened so I really hope the next issues unpack all the 'Action-Packed' of this one. Jorge Jimenez has got the style for this, but overall an entertaining start to a promising new era. P.S. Read this while listening to THE BATMAN musical score, its basically more THE BATMAN.

8.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #1

Mar 26, 2022

A blockbuster comic! Waid doesn't disappoint throwing us right into the action. We can follow the story because he writes these characters in the broad strokes we are used to, the characterization is on point. Also, lovely seeing DOOM PATROL, it makes me really happy.

9.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #2

Apr 20, 2022

A blockbuster comic through and through. Mark Waid's been waiting for him and I desperately want him to do a run on DOOM PATROL.

8.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #3

Jun 9, 2022

I'll keep saying it until it happens. I want MARK WAID and DAN MORA on a DOOM PATROL book ASAP. PLEASE LORD, GIVE US THIS. Anyway, this book is a blast. Consistent, fun, and it feels LARGE in scope with so many characters and yet all tied to one BIG BAD in a way that feels organic and unique. This is gonna be a blockbuster book that people are gonna read for years to come.

9.5
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #4

Jun 23, 2022

I mean this in the best way possible, this is Saturday Morning Cartoons energy mixed in with MANGA shonen tropes. Mark Waid is just having fun here. This is fUNtastic.

9.0
Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #5

Jul 21, 2022

I want this book to go on forever.

6.5
Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #1

May 13, 2022

A bit confusing, the bat characters are written rather brash here but it's a different world, I suppose. It's mostly bat-heavy and since it's not an entirely engaging way to experience these character, the issue suffers for it.

7.5
Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #2

May 13, 2022

This one feels a little more like Fables, the bats are a much more aggressive breed here as well, just not sure to what ends. Geeked a little at a few revelations IF any of this canon, but I'm not sure because it's not clear where any of this is taking place other than some version of Gotham.

5.5
Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #3

May 13, 2022

The problem with this mini that 3 issues in it is difficult to know what the point is.

6.5
Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #4

May 17, 2022

This is how these two meet up, huh. Bookworm is an interesting idea for sure, but the execution lacks that interest. Batman vs Bigby is an oddball little crossover that's turning out to be much more casual and dull than it should be.

6.5
Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #5

May 17, 2022

The closest this feels to a FABLES volume and a Batman story. Too bad this is a mess.

5.5
Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf In Gotham #6

May 17, 2022

Revelations that don't make sense. Fails as a bat story and a fables story. This doesn't bode well for the upcoming return of FABLES. The best part of this series was the artwork which matched the FABLES sensibilities perfectly with interesting paneling and some fantastic spreads.

7.5
Batman: Beyond the White Knight #1

Apr 6, 2022

A lot of set up and intros as this title gears up for Jason Todd, Powers, and Terry. Timeline wise, it isn't too beyond what we've seen the last few miniseries other than a few fancy buildings in the background, a high-tech suit (from the past), and Batcops! Let's see where this goes.

7.5
Batman: Beyond the White Knight #2

May 4, 2022

Lots of fun moments, though I'm turning a blind eye on this Joker thing because as it stands, it doesn't make too much sense and this is a series about Batman Beyond I don't feel we have time to explore this, nor do I think I really care. Murphy went from Point A to Point X so fast, there's not much time to develop what feels like an entirely new else-world. While grounding this new setting within the spaces of characters already established in this world makes a lot of sense; it oddly makes the new territory feel same old, same old. Old grounds being retread. At the same time, the book knows it doesn't have a lot of room so it uses a lot of shorthands and tropes of recent DC plotlines (Future State for one) to color the space around it quickly and as effective as possible. It's entertaining enough.

6.0
Batman: Beyond the White Knight #3

May 25, 2022

Underwhelming, specially compared to previous arcs, the best part of the book continues to be the one thing that made this series special: it's depiction of the Joker. It is no wonder then that the title can't let him go. The other alts of the series feel like shadows of their archetypes, it's not that they're different or written incorrectly; it's that it just isn't as interesting. With secret villains, familial villains, misunderstood villains, and mind villains Beyond the White Knight is throwing the kitchen sink to an already over-complicated story that's jumped ahead in it's timeline in messy ways.

5.5
Batman: Beyond the White Knight #4

Jun 30, 2022

All those words and still feels like such an empty gesture. The world is underdeveloped. I don’t care about any of these characters. And the one character I kept complaining about (Joker) is sorely missed as it’s clear that version of the character is the only true compelling thing Murphy did with The White Knight. Terry, Hood, Quinn, Bruce, Barbara, and Gotham are left as lifeless husks as far as elsewhere stories go. Least the art is still pleasant to look at.

8.5
Batman: The Knight (2022) #1

Feb 7, 2022

I wasn't going to read this because I couldn't bare another psych take on Batman's origins. At this point I'm getting PTSD watching his parents get shot over and over and over and over again. Chip Zdarsky finds new, interesting angels to tackle Bruce at his youth. And the art of Giandomenico is fantastic. Let's see where this road goes.

9.0
Batman: The Knight (2022) #2

Feb 25, 2022

So much fun and engaging with good characterization. This Batman remix is the most interested I've been in the character in what feels like a really long time.

8.0
Batman: The Knight (2022) #3

Apr 8, 2022

8.5
Batman: The Knight (2022) #4

May 2, 2022

My favorite thing about this run so far is so Zdarsky introduces all these new personas into the Batman mythos, it honestly does a LOT to make all of this feel fresh and new. Really enjoying this.

8.5
Batman: The Knight (2022) #5

May 20, 2022

This book continues to be so much fun and it does feel so very BATMAN, but more over, it's a BRUCE WAYNE book.

7.5
Batman: The Knight (2022) #6

Jun 23, 2022

Another solid issue of this pretty great series. The heel-turn present here feels a little forced, Zdarsky continues to explore Bruce's philosophies and where they come from, how they've shaped.

8.5
Batman: The Knight (2022) #7

Jul 24, 2022

What a fun issue. Zatana is different but it's an interesting take on her character and the mythos. And Wayne as a sorcerer is something that works a lot better than I thought. If anything, I just wish this in particular had a little more to breath but it's still a strong issue in an already strong series.

9.5
Beyond (2022): Mary Jane & Black Cat #1

Feb 8, 2022

Close to perfect. I hope MacKay gets to write Felicia more. What a joyful read.

8.0
Black Cat (2020) #1

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Black Cat (2020) #2

Dec 9, 2021

9.5
Black Cat (2020) #3

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Black Cat (2020) #4

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Black Cat (2020) #5

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Black Cat (2020) #6

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Black Cat (2020) #7

Dec 9, 2021

7.5
Black Cat (2020) #8

Dec 9, 2021

Didn't read that "event", love the concept, was lost with some of the characters.

8.0
Black Cat (2020) #9

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Black Cat (2020) #10

Dec 9, 2021

9.5
Black Cat (2020): Infinity Score #1

Dec 9, 2021

Really hope this isnt the end of Jed MacKay or C.F. Villa

8.5
Black Hammer: Reborn #1

Dec 28, 2021

A very promising start to a new series close to my heart.

8.5
Black Hammer: Reborn #2

Dec 28, 2021

The plot thickens. I love how normal Lemire writes Lucy, here. The mundanity of it all.

8.5
Black Hammer: Reborn #3

Dec 28, 2021

Jeff Lemire continues to keep the focus on human characters and motivations, no matter how crazy things get, hearts come out on top.

8.0
Black Hammer: Reborn #4

Dec 28, 2021

Deus Ex Colonel.

7.5
Black Hammer: Reborn #5

Dec 28, 2021

I know part of Black Hammer's charm is how theyre building a brand new superhero universe in a very Gaiman-Willingham-Cary sort of way, bringing a multiverse like this makes me nervous. Lots a space in this issue too. Let's see where this goes. The little story at the end is cool.

9.0
Black Hammer: Reborn #6

Dec 28, 2021

This one is a ton of fun if you read both their miniseries.

8.0
Black Hammer: Reborn #7

Dec 28, 2021

Another Weird issue gliding to the Black Hammer-Verse. Something's up and if Weird don't know, I definitely don't.

8.0
Black Hammer: Reborn #8

Feb 8, 2022

I have noticed that this REBORN series has a lot of empty space. Story is still very entertaining but I feel these issues go by super quick.

8.0
Black Hammer: Reborn #9

Mar 8, 2022

Thing's are crazy bananas! I gotta say that this artstyle is just not working for me, it feels too empty and not in a good clean-pop-up sort of way. Lemire though continues to play into the meta aspects of this title, maybe a little harder than usual, while it's big and bombastic in story, he never loses sight of the emotional cores. Reborn feels like a silver age title more than ever.

8.5
Black Hammer: Reborn #10

Mar 30, 2022

An unsurprising cliffhanger but an emotional throughline that works for most of the issue. Multi-verses are all the rage and Reborn is an excellent addition into the concept.

8.0
Black Hammer: Reborn #11

May 2, 2022

The art still feels so empty for me, compared to the use of space from the original series. Lot's of surprises this issue. Lemire continues to unravel these characters and reshape them throughout Black Hammer.

7.5
Black Hammer: Reborn #12

May 20, 2022

Feel weird rating this "ending" considering that it is not the end. I can't even really say that this series has taken advantage of the roster of characters it's spent a lot of time and energy developing the last seven years. The status quo shifts, choices are made, and the worlds are ending... just another day in SPIRAL CITY.

9.0
Black Hammer: Visions #1

Dec 9, 2021

Had me watching Ghost World

9.0
Black Hammer: Visions #2

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Black Hammer: Visions #3

Dec 9, 2021

This series is proving that the Black Hammer universe is ripe for stories.

8.0
Black Hammer: Visions #4

Dec 9, 2021

Wild and free

10
Black Hammer: Visions #5

Dec 9, 2021

One of my favorite issues of the year!

9.5
Black Hammer: Visions #6

Dec 9, 2021

I NEED MORE

9.5
Black Hammer: Visions #7

Dec 9, 2021

Ugh, I loved this so much. I miss Cecil Castellucci's writing.

9.0
Black Hammer: Visions #8

Dec 9, 2021

MORE MORE MORE

8.5
Black Panther (2021) #1

Dec 29, 2021

A very strong start that plants the seeds of what could be a very exciting story. Also interesting criticisms of democracy in my MARVEL comic, the set up is so strong I worry they won't follow through with what they're saying ala Falcon and the Winter Soldier. My best guess is it'll be ignored and forgotten as the series gets into the BLACK PANTHER vs the Marvel U aspects. But let's see, JOHN RIDLEY stuck to his guns mostly in I AM BATMAN and AMERICAN WAY.

8.5
Black Panther (2021) #2

Feb 11, 2022

Secrets and lies. I like the sleeper agents, and I want them more fleshed out. But I know that'll probably not happen if the next issue's premise and cover are any indication. Storm's cool tho.

7.5
Blood Stained Teeth #1

May 4, 2022

Really loving the art here. Reminds me of Vertigo's good old days. The story here is promising. The pop art aesthetics bodes well for a pop story like this. Even the title of the book sounds like album name. Can't say I have a full feel for the world and the rich vampire folk being hateful towards another of their kind is an interesting take on the mythos, though it does remind me of the vampire races from American Vampire. Let's see where this goes.

7.5
Blood Stained Teeth #2

Jun 7, 2022

The POP ART style is so good. The story isn't as strong with the panel layout even being a little confusing in regards to space. Will continue to give this a shot. But it's alright.

8.0
Blood Stained Teeth #3

Jun 23, 2022

Best issue of this series so far. The artwork is fantastic and the paneling is a ton better with the story having a better flow between flashbacks, ghosts, and present day. Characterization is also a lot better, but this artwork, this artwork is fantastic!

8.5
Blood Stained Teeth #4

Jul 21, 2022

A strong issue with impressive visuals and one that moves the story to interesting places, this book is turning out to be quite fun.

8.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #1

May 11, 2022

My first book from writer Tochi Onyebuchi and love seeing artist R. B. Silva; I gotta say I adored this first issue. The characterization is strong, the artwork is amazing, it's classic comicbook stuff with an edge. I loved the pace of the action sequences and those wonderful scenes between Falcon and Knight. The plot, while on the surface feels pretty typical, has enough unique beats sprinkled throughout to make it feel fresh. Excited to read the next issue.

8.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #2

Jul 5, 2022

Really strong issue, the art is fantastic, and the writing is fast paced and exciting. Excited to see where this goes!

10
Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #1

Feb 10, 2022

Yo, this was perfect. I almost cried, wtf.

10
Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #2

Feb 10, 2022

In my top comics I've read the last few years. Cliff Chiang is such a talent. Incredible.

8.5
Catwoman: Lonely City (2021) #3

Jul 7, 2022

Cliff Chiang, please continue to write comics. This series is heartbreaking.

9.0
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #1

Dec 13, 2021

10
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #2

Dec 13, 2021

8.0
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #3

Jan 25, 2022

No more kings. There ain't no preventing a war, it's already here. The artwork continues to be my favorite thing about this. And I'm in love with John C. I miss him having a series. This epic is only just beginning.

8.5
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #4

Feb 10, 2022

Great stuff happens in this issue, I wish it was its own story as supposed to a flash back but we only got 12 issues so best to leave it in one.

10
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #5

Mar 3, 2022

Had to read twice because the twist completely disoriented me. Taylor has been this DC Universe entirely his own.

8.5
Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #6

May 17, 2022

Halfway point and so much is happening so fast. I really like it, so much so that I wish all these moments had time to breath and be expanded upon. I wish this was a novel instead of a comic which is something I don't really wish for often. But the drama, the characters, the complicated plot developments, Dark Knights of Steel makes for a fun, interesting comic book; but it's genre and tropes may lend themselves better in a novel format. Still, so much to like!

7.0
DC Pride (2021): 2022 #1

Jun 13, 2022

The Kevin Conroy story is a 10/10. There a couple of great little stories here too, particular loved Phillips' Batwoman-themed tell, and the dreamlike Fernandez story with Harley and Ivy. But most of them left me feeling a little underwhelmed. It's alright and it is nice to see DC utilize some characters that def deserve more screentime. Mullein, for example, with Evan Gagle in art duties, is exceptional (but maybe we can replace Tini Howard...). It's an alright collection with a few gems sprinkled throughout.

8.5
DC vs. Vampires (2021) #1

Jan 25, 2022

This was so much fun. Give me MORE.

9.0
DC vs. Vampires (2021) #2

Jan 25, 2022

If Warner, Discovery, and DC Animation don't adapt this into one of their films I am going to RIOT.

8.5
DC vs. Vampires (2021) #3

Jan 25, 2022

The paranoia hits hard. I can't believe how emotionally invested I am in this. It's Secret Invasion meets Body Snatchers meets The DCU. No Constantine yet, but I'm dying for him to show up...

9.0
DC vs. Vampires (2021) #4

Feb 8, 2022

This book is a blast.

8.0
DC vs. Vampires (2021) #5

Feb 25, 2022

BRUCE. IF KENT HAD BEEN A VAMPIRE HE WOULD HAVE TURNED YOU IN TWO SECONDS. SMH

9.0
DC vs. Vampires (2021) #6

Mar 30, 2022

Still so so so entertaining. James Tynion IV really knows how to end the world.

9.0
DC vs. Vampires (2021) #7

Jul 7, 2022

Now that is more like it! Strong character work, huge plot developments without feeling rushed or skipped over, instead every panel carries with it a strong sense of paranoiac urgency. It's great stuff. VAMPIRE world is scary as hell, how is anyone going to get out of this one?

6.0
DC vs. Vampires (2021): Hunters #1

Jun 7, 2022

Oh dear, so it's kinda clear just how much of Tynion's magic is keeping the bar for the series high. Why does this one-shot feel like an elsewhere from an elsewhere. Seemingly connected to the main story yet feeling entirely DISCONNECTED. It is jarring that this is the follow up to the mid-series surprises from the main series. And there's even less rhyme or reason to what's going on in this world and the characterizations feel off yet-obvious in the least interesting ways. Kinda hope the main series ignores this when it returns.

6.5
DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War (2022) #1

Jul 21, 2022

The art started off so good, the moment action starts though and it got really muddy it was difficult to tell who was who and what was what for some moments. Storywise it is alright, the back half I felt was more interesting. For the lore some interesting points are brought up but I am unsure what they're gonna plan to do from here. Don't know if I'll continue this one.

9.0
Demon Days (2021): X-Men #1

Dec 29, 2021

Loved this! The type of book I did not know I wanted!

8.5
Demon Days (2021): Mariko #1

Dec 29, 2021

Love the twists and turns Mariko is doing with the Marvel mythology, it feels new, it's my favorite type of adaptations.

8.0
Demon Days (2021): Cursed Web #1

Dec 29, 2021

I understand why these have to be sold as ONE SHOTS, and I am sure it doesnt take a quick time to make these, still, I'm enjoying the ride quite a bit. While I love the creative re-invention of characters like SILK, STORM doesn't look as promising, the shading is rubbing me the wrong way. Still, let's see what happens.

9.0
Demon Days (2021): Rising Storm #1

Dec 29, 2021

So, I love Chibi Ororo. "We aren't yokai, we are GODS". The marriage of Japanese style storytelling and the Marvel U has got me smitten. Beautiful artwork and a legend for a story, I really hope next issue isn't truly the last one. Excited to see what the HARDCOVER for this one will look like.

8.5
Demon Days (2021): Blood Feud #1

Mar 25, 2022

I love this alt-u for Marvel. It's just so much fun and dramatic. I love the artwork I love the re-imagining. It's what fans would create if MARVEL weren't under copyright. At least it's officially commissioned; DEMON DAYS is an example if the Marvel Mythos could grow outside of copyright, all that imagining. Glad it is going to continue!

9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1062

Aug 1, 2022

Very strong set ups, even the back up is haunting. Can't say I understand what's happening 100% but that's the thing with mysteries. Really looking forward for the rest of this series.

9.5
Eight Billion Genies #1

May 11, 2022

LOVED THIS. This is why comics exist. I need the next issue ASAP. I HAVE TO WAIT A WHOLE MONTH WHYYYYYY

9.5
Eight Billion Genies #2

Jul 1, 2022

Instantly a favorite. Can't believe this will only a limited run.

9.0
Eight Billion Genies #3

Jul 20, 2022

GOD, how I wish these issues were longer. Charles Soule has put so much potential with this amazing premise. The dialogue and the writing are so strong I just want more, I want more characters, I want to see more of this world. While EIGHT BILLION GENIES leaves a TON to the imagination (often to weird, horrifying, hilarious results...) what we do get is still so strong and entertaining. Can't wait for next issue.

9.0
Fables #151

May 18, 2022

Who is the new Jack in the Green? FABLES 151 comes back as if its never left; the structure and tone fits perfectly with the last arc of the series. Now, may not be a popular opinion, but I absolutely loved the final arc of FABLES for reasons I won't get into now. My favorite element of the series, Mark Buckingham's artwork (something I love more than the writing) is just perfect here. I adore his pencils and the way he brings these characters identity. Now, for new readers, this won't be as enjoyable, I think. There's so much being picked up exactly from issue 150 and before that one could easily get lost. But those are the woods for yeah, aren't they? If you're not careful, you're bound to lose your way. Let's hope Willingham has a bountiful tale for the next 12 issues.

9.5
Fables #152

Jun 22, 2022

Mark Buckingham's artwork, how I missed it so. And Willingham is leaning into the best things he did for Fables. The voice he gives his characters and the larger-than-life plays that take hundreds if not thousands of years to unfold. A frightening, wondrous world continues to unfold.

8.5
Fables #153

Jul 20, 2022

Mark Buckingham makes this series. As four young cubs go through adventures, we see old and new faces alike face all too new fates. Fables is bringing the humor, adventure, magic, and horror in a revival that fits right next the best of the series that came before it.

8.0
Good Boy #1

Dec 9, 2021

The artwork is fun and the premise is thankfully played straight which adds to the book's charm. GOOD BOY is a story that can really only be born in the comics medium! Will definitely check out Issue 2.

8.0
Grim (2022) #1

May 11, 2022

Off to a strong start. While the story and execution (lol) are pretty standard for these sort of tales, GRIM has enough spunk, energy, and identity to keep me interested. With a group of characters and world and lore brimming with potential, Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano have what they need to make an interesting new series.

7.0
Grim (2022) #2

Jul 11, 2022

Mysteries deepen and a few villains introduced ??? F GRIM is a fun comic so far but it suffers from what a lot of indie books of it's type end up lacking, and that's clunky world building and wasted exposition. It's reminding me a lot of another indie grim reaper story: DEATH VIGIL by Stjepan Sejic, but there the characters were memorable, the story super engaging, and the art unmatched. Grim just has a lot to live up to if it wants to stand out.

7.0
Grim (2022) #3

Jul 24, 2022

The book still struggles with exposition. Characterization is strong though and the artwork is fantastic. Lot's of interesting developments happening, just wish they were executed in a way that was more engaging.

8.0
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #1

Dec 11, 2021

My first foray into this creator’s world and I had a great time. The emotional beat of this issue got to me and I’m excited to see where it goes next!

8.5
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #2

Jan 19, 2022

This was just lovely. The art with color is the best!!

9.5
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #3

Feb 9, 2022

This book is becoming a favorite.

9.0
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #4

Mar 8, 2022

DIO!!!!!!!!!!

8.5
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #5

Mar 25, 2022

Fun, action-packed, all the characters collide and plot basts forward. Grrl Scounts continues to be a punk-themed sci-fi adventure that's here to have fun, laugh, and occasionally make you feel stuff. It's great!

8.0
Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #6

Apr 28, 2022

A cathartic end to a wild series!

8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #1

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #2

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #3

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #4

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #5

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #6

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #7

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #8

Dec 9, 2021

9.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #9

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #10

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #11

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #12

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #13

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #14

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #15

Dec 9, 2021

8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #16

Dec 10, 2021

Fun beats, action packed start to this thing.

7.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #17

Dec 10, 2021

Kinda over this event and how its getting in the way of the Guardians.

7.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #18

Dec 10, 2021

The character work continues to move me. It's the action-packed nonsense plot that lost me.

8.5
Harley Quinn (2021) #8

Feb 7, 2022

GO, KEVIN!

8.5
Harley Quinn (2021) #9

Feb 7, 2022

Loved this!

9.0
Harley Quinn (2021) #10

Feb 7, 2022

KEVIN, NO! I loved this issue, and it makes total sense for these characters. I just hope we really do get to see Ivy go on a path like this. But that's the thing with UNIVERSES, we many never get to. But for this arc, this version, this title, it's honestly the emotionally strong thing to do.

8.0
Harley Quinn (2021) #11

Feb 7, 2022

KEVIIIIIIN, NO!!!!!! 11 issues in and Harley's really come a long way. This book has quite grown on me.

8.0
Harley Quinn (2021) #12

Mar 8, 2022

I'm just glad Kevin's OK, ya'll! Really glad the Fear crap is over, the direction we are heading in looks mighty fun.

6.5
Harley Quinn (2021) #13

Apr 7, 2022

Clunky way to get Harley into the next phase, unfortunately my least favorite issue so far, specially after following the previous arc which was pretty great. Hope the next issue makes all this worth it, really hope its not just her doing shenanigans with crazy prison villains for 22 pages.

9.0
Harley Quinn (2021) #14

May 17, 2022

This is the first issue of this series that is firing off all cylinders. Artwork, I love. Kevin & Batwoman storyarc, just pure love. Harley's characterization and arc are paying off here wonderfully. Stephanie Phillips and Riley Rossmo have found their footing, and while they've always been strong, this arc is reaching their potential in colorful strides! Can't wait for next issue!

8.0
Harley Quinn (2021) #15

Jun 7, 2022

CALLED IT! (Not that it was hard) I dig the art, I dig the writing. There's still so much more room to grow but Harley Quinn is a SNAZZY of a series and Batwoman is like in my top 5 characters so it is always nice to see her. Now I really want a fried quesadilla.

8.5
Harley Quinn (2021) #16

Jul 1, 2022

KEVIN NO!! Loved these developments, the series has been leading to this and I must say, it is quite satisfying. Let's hope they can stick the landing.

7.0
Harley Quinn (2021) #17

Aug 1, 2022

A decent conclusion to an arc that started very strong. Harley Quinn's journey feels to have moved, it just took 17 issues to get here. I love that Phillips uses the comicbook page to its fullest filling it up with gags and writing, however, sometimes, it's so wordy without saying much or adding to the action. If it were me, this would be the series finale and have the book rebooted with a different creative team. 17 issues is long enough to find one's footing.

8.0
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (2021) #1

Jan 25, 2022

7.5
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (2021) #2

Jan 25, 2022

8.0
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (2021) #3

Jan 25, 2022

Reminds me when me and the bf went for a fancy dinner.

8.0
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (2021) #4

Jan 25, 2022

FARTS

9.0
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (2021) #5

Jan 25, 2022

This one made me laugh, and it's the issue that closest resembles the show. Sad to see its almost over when it just hit the right energy.

8.0
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour (2021) #6

Feb 10, 2022

Can't wait for Season 3 !!!!

9.0
Hellions (2020) #10

Dec 29, 2021

9.0
Hellions (2020) #11

Dec 29, 2021

10
Hellions (2020) #12

Dec 29, 2021

My favorite issue of Hellions and the Gala and this entire X-MEN line of comics. Fun, absurd, with awesome character moments.

8.5
Hellions (2020) #13

Dec 29, 2021

8.5
Hellions (2020) #14

Dec 29, 2021

8.5
Hellions (2020) #15

Dec 29, 2021

10
Hellions (2020) #16

Dec 29, 2021

Zeb Wells made the best title of the X-Men by being consistent, character focused, and keeping his eye on the theme. This issue tore me apart in ways I never imagined it would.

10
Hellions (2020) #17

Dec 29, 2021

"Mutant scum!" Hellions delivers in what a lot of comics that label themselves "gritty" and "dark" wish they could do. Genuinely shocking, funny, memorable, and thematic.

10
Hellions (2020) #18

Dec 29, 2021

I am so sad to see the best X-MEN title go, seriously, this run was amazing. The moment for Nanny being one of the MOST satisfying things I've read this year. Zeb Wells knows how to use the KRAOKAN storyline set up in a way that I feel is very honest and thematically resonate, tapping into character individuality vs collectivism in a way that hits close to home. By having us empathize and connect with a group of likeable psychos who may or may not deserve a second chance, Hellions truly balances the dark tone, comedic aspects, and moral grey area better than most books. I'm going to miss this title and I hope wherever they are, Nanny and Peter find a way to get out and bring some hell.

8.0
Home Sick Pilots #11

Jan 19, 2022

Dan and Caspar have really created a Kaiju battle made purely out of haunted houses, traumatized ghosts, and punk music.

8.5
Home Sick Pilots #12

Feb 23, 2022

Artwork is crazy good as always. Dan Watters is letting his imagination go crazy and somehow it all still sort of fits together. Home Sick Pilots continues to be a series you feel as opposed to strictly follow through it's words.

8.0
Home Sick Pilots #13

Apr 8, 2022

8.5
Home Sick Pilots #14

Apr 27, 2022

Caspar Wijngaard is a legend, lot's of answers come through in simple but effective ways. I'm going to miss Home Sick Pilots.

9.0
Home Sick Pilots #15

Jun 23, 2022

I am really going to miss this series and it's energy. Really hope we get to see an animation for it at some point, I feel it would look amazing.

8.5
Human Target (2021) #1

Jan 25, 2022

Greg Smallwood really nails it. And how does King come up with these scenarios. Tick tock. We've got quite the mystery in our hands.

10
Human Target (2021) #2

Jan 26, 2022

This was amazing.

9.5
Human Target (2021) #3

Jan 26, 2022

It's like Brubaker meets The Incredibles.

8.5
Human Target (2021) #4

Feb 8, 2022

Did not find this one to be as strong as some of the previous ones, but hell it was still so good. Mystery thickens, so many theories, the art continues to be soooooo gorgeous. Who would have thought that a HUMAN TARGET book would have been one of the best ones on the stands.

9.5
Human Target (2021) #5

Feb 28, 2022

It's just so good, the artwork, the pace, the reveals. I never thought I'd care about these characters in this way, it is fantastic.

8.5
Human Target (2021) #6

Mar 26, 2022

Can't believe it's going on hiatus for so long. This issue has me itching for more! It's also the most I've ever been invested in a JLI story, these versions of these characters I am really, really enjoying and it is likely that this is where they're only ever going to exist. I'm totally fine with that, the ride's been great.

7.5
I Hate This Place #1

Jun 10, 2022

There's a lot of potential here.

9.5
Immortal X-Men (2022) #1

Mar 30, 2022

Kieron Gillen knows his stuff, this series shows so much promise. ALL OF IT WAS SO ENTERTAINING. The story moves forward in intense ways that both upend the previous era but completely respects. Gillen knows how to play with myth and THE IMMORTAL X-MEN could be the WIC DIV of the X-MEN. Can't wait to see what comes next.

9.5
Immortal X-Men (2022) #2

May 19, 2022

This has been one of the more fun, more engaging, and dramatic issues of X-MEN in general in a long while. The action is used to bring forward and characterize several of our X-Men cast. All balanced in 1 issue, this series is going to be stellar. What's my favorite moment? I can't even express. The bar cannot be anywhere but high.

9.5
Immortal X-Men (2022) #3

Jun 22, 2022

Gillen makes Destiny a writer. This era of X-MEN is turning out to be everything I hoped after House/Powers of X, after two years of ho-hum series; this was worth the wait.

9.0
Immortal X-Men (2022) #4

Jul 14, 2022

Loved this. Emma Frost has been a huge side character in all of these books, it is so due time for us to get into her head. The ramifications and drama of recent revelations fuel the plot forward and the incoming conflict ahead. At the moment, I am completely rooting for the mutants. Long may they reign.

8.5
Immortal X-Men (2022) #5

Aug 3, 2022

While all that is happening on Mars, Exodus faces his demons, past, and dragons over at Kroaka. The quiet council takes active action in an exciting yet retrospective issue.

8.5
Inferno (2021) #1

Dec 11, 2021

8.5
Inferno (2021) #2

Dec 11, 2021

8.5
Inferno (2021) #3

Dec 11, 2021

Big ideas presented page by page, wish this would have come sooner or at a better pace.

7.0
Inferno (2021) #4

Jan 5, 2022

Fantastic artwork here as always. And there are some cool characters moments too. Just wish that it did not feel like the major players here were put on hold for two years for this to happen. It all feels inconsequential and too quickly paced. This issue alone could have been an entire arc in one series. Hickman wrote "heavy is the head. now wear your crown" I supposed this is him putting it down.

9.0
Iron Cat (2022) #1

Jul 5, 2022

Thankfully, this is basically the next arc in Jed MacKay's BLACK CAT series. Sooooo grateful we are getting more stories and if this is what it takes to get more of MacKay's Black Cat, so be it, this series rocks.

7.5
Iron Fist (2022) #1

Feb 23, 2022

SO I DIDN'T KNOW WHO SWORDMASTER WAS CUZ I DIDN'T READ THAT SERIES. I was very lost feeling I missed an issue or something while reading this and a quick search showed me why. Hindsight is 20/20 so I feel having this character debut more cleanly as The Iron Fist would have been better. The issue wants to respect this character's past but it doesn't do a great job of introducing him. I loved the artwork and I loved the banter between Danny and Lin. I'm very curious to know more so I'll stick around for the miniseries hoping it gets better once it finds its footing and maybe get a legit ongoing if it sells well enough later in the year. There's some great stuff in here!

7.0
Iron Fist (2022) #3

May 20, 2022

Lot of cool drama going on, though the art can get a little muddy. I can't really say that I'm following what's happening 100% other than it sounds cool "my family's master sword!". The series is brimming with potential and I hope it finds it's footing soon, though if all we get are these five issues, that's a lot for two issues to fix. I wish the current cast had more development and by the end, I see we're throwing more characters into the kitchen sink.

8.0
Iron Fist (2022) #4

Jun 23, 2022

Good action, fun character moments, this is an issue that never slows down!

8.0
Killer Queens #1

Dec 13, 2021

Fun start, I love the artwork.

8.0
Killer Queens #2

Dec 13, 2021

8.0
Killer Queens #3

Dec 13, 2021

8.0
Killer Queens #4

Dec 13, 2021

6.5
Knights of X (2022) #1

May 23, 2022

Be it as she might try, Tini Howard just isn't very good with these sort of grandiose stories of myths and legends. Knights of X starts well but there are more moments in this issue that feel that they should carry more of a punch but instead feel too casual and as a result dull. The art is fine but there's not enough unique character work or story here to set this apart. I can see why this has become a 5 issue miniseries. This quest just doesn't feel as important as it should.

6.5
Knights of X (2022) #2

Jun 30, 2022

6.0
Knights of X (2022) #3

Jun 30, 2022

All of this is happening but it's not as clean or engaging as I know it could be.

9.5
Legion of X (2022) #1

May 31, 2022

I have come to really fall in love with Si Spurrier's work. WAY OF X and elements from X-MEN RED and the series from long ago LEGACY: LEGION would be needed to get everything this issue has to offer. I would argue that Spurrier's work in SANDMAN'S THE DREAMING and his recent run on HELLBLAZER may even help boost it more as I see many themes and ideas that were explored in those titles run heavy in LEGION OF X. There's a lot of fantastic ideas coming through in this issue as two different cultures collide to explore themes on religion, justice, community, culture, and history all through the lens of MUTANTS and X-MEN. Ambitious? Absolutely. Loved this issue and am super excited to see where this series is going to go.

9.5
Legion of X (2022) #2

Jun 13, 2022

Si Spurrier and Jan Bazaldua firing off all cylinders. What an exciting time to read these X-Books. X-MEN RED IMMORTAL X-MEN LEGION OF X All in league to be the best X-Books we've gotten since House/Powers of X. I love it.

9.5
Legion of X (2022) #3

Jul 6, 2022

God, I love Si Spurrier. And with Jugger now having them call him CAIN and a fantasy/dream/ethereal plane. The Beach has become essentially the mutant equivalent of the dream verse for the MCU. Legion makes quite the Sandman. LEGION OF X is a doozy of a title that's oozing with color, character, emotion, and psychedelic fever.

9.0
Legion of X (2022) #4

Aug 3, 2022

Spurrier continues his exploration of faith in Kraoka, and leads to some surprising conclusions. One this is certain, he writes one hell of a Kurt!

8.0
Little Monsters #1

Mar 9, 2022

Jeff Lemire has gotten so casual in characterization, but it's really good. The book is brimming with so much potential and Dustin Nguyen's work, while not my fave of his, is still really strong. Strong start to Little Monsters.

8.5
Little Monsters #2

Apr 8, 2022

This one's delicious, I just know this is going to hurt down the line.

8.0
Little Monsters #3

May 4, 2022

Atmosphere is top notch. Here's a vampire tale I have no idea where is going. Jeff Lemire is tapping into some dark stuff and presenting to us with sincere, childlike wonder.

9.0
Little Monsters #4

Jun 23, 2022

8.0
Little Monsters #5

Jul 7, 2022

Artwork is fantastic and world building and character work is great as is standard for Lemire. The paneling is very simple with large blocks of space taking up the page, Little Monster is a very quick read as a result, it's a style Lemire continues to do in works like Black Hammer Reborn and Mazebook. If it wasnt as good as it is, it be quite the empty experience.

9.0
Mamo #1

Dec 28, 2021

This is amazing.

8.5
Mamo #2

Dec 28, 2021

8.5
Mamo #3

Dec 28, 2021

9.5
Mamo #5

Dec 28, 2021

Sas Milledge better come back with a volume 2. Thematically rich, wonderful artwork, and two fantastic characters. Mamo is a fantastic story filled with magic.

8.0
Marauders Annual #1

Feb 8, 2022

Was wary about this because Steve Orlando has mostly been a miss for me. But this was pretty decent, with a great cast, love to see these character and GOD I HOPE IT GETS BETTER OR STAYS THE SAME. This is your last chance ORLANDOOOOOOOOOOO. You've been set up to SUCCEED.

5.0
Marauders (2022) #1

Apr 7, 2022

Damn, I did not like this. I don't like the art, the writing isn't good with a lot of exposition being spat out through clunky dialogue and the pacing is also off. I like all these characters so I don't know how I couldn't care about a single one. This may not be for me.

9.0
Maria Llovet's Procelain #1

Dec 21, 2021

Fantastic artwork! Have a feeling this experience will read better as a trade!

8.0
Maria Llovet's Procelain #3

Dec 21, 2021

The visuals in this are stunning. Light on text-writing but Maria Llovet world building and ability to tell a story through artwork is fantastic. Time spent reading is time spent looking at all the details. It's a vibe.

7.5
Maria Llovet's Procelain #4

Dec 21, 2021

7.5
Maria Llovet's Procelain #5

Dec 22, 2021

Art is amazing as always, story ends on quite a muted note.

8.0
Marvel's Voices #1

Dec 11, 2021

9.0
Marvel's Voices: Indigenous Voices #1

Dec 11, 2021

Stephen Graham Jones baby! Also huge fan of Dani, wish we'd gotten a Spirit of Vengeance story!

9.0
Marvel's Voices: Comunidades #1

Dec 11, 2021

There's so much about food here but that's because we're always so hungry and the food is so good. Looking forward for more Robbie as I love him. And excited to check out Strange Academy. Hope White Tiger some day gets a chance to shine, she has so much potential but no one seems to be able to find the right VOICE for her, I am hoping someone tackle's her soon and succeeds. America also appears to be stuck in limbo in how to write her. Curious to see what the MARVEL films do with her. It was nice to see Anya again but I wish her featured story was stronger, specially since she was sharing panels with Miles.

8.0
Marvel's Voices: Identity #1

Dec 11, 2021

7.5
Marvel's Voices: Pride #1

Dec 11, 2021

I gotta SAY, DC's PRIDE issue was better this year haha

8.0
Mazebook #1

Dec 22, 2021

Lemire just has that TOUCH.

9.0
Mazebook #2

Dec 22, 2021

I think about this issue often.

9.0
Mazebook #3

Dec 22, 2021

This book is a dream.

9.0
Mazebook #4

Dec 22, 2021

Moody and atmospheric, Mazebook continues to play out like a dream of broken, heartwrenching memories. The things we wish to forget, cannot, and want to desperately go back to.

9.5
Mazebook #5

Jan 19, 2022

Aaaaaand I cried.

8.5
New Mutants (2019) #25

Jun 23, 2022

A strong start to a new arc brimming with so much potential!

9.5
Nightwing (2016) #78

Dec 13, 2021

Art, story, character work, emotional beats. This is top tier superhero comics.

9.5
Nightwing (2016) #79

Dec 13, 2021

9.5
Nightwing (2016) #80

Dec 13, 2021

8.0
Nightwing (2016) #81

Dec 22, 2021

9.0
Nightwing (2016) #82

Dec 22, 2021

9.5
Nightwing (2016) #83

Dec 22, 2021

I haven't enjoyed Nightwing in like ever, and I've tried picking up the book for over a decade. This run has become one of my favorites.

7.5
Nightwing (2016) #84

Dec 22, 2021

Event tie-in to suck the air out of the storyline, least there's some cool action here.

8.0
Nightwing (2016) #85

Dec 22, 2021

Much better than the first issue to the tie-in, loved the flashback between Batgirl and Nightwing. The cover to this issue is great.

7.5
Nightwing (2016) #86

Dec 22, 2021

See you in Batgirls, realize this arc would have been cool to see animated.

10
Nightwing (2016) #87

Dec 22, 2021

Creative, fun, engaging, and absolutely gorgeous. I see they're going for the Eisner and they'd deserve one, this issue didnt even have ad space. Knocked it out of the damn park. Worth the small tie-in break.

10
Nightwing (2016) #88

Feb 7, 2022

Um... Tom Taylor on a Titans book? Too much? Would it make DC explode? This was stupid enjoyable, Nightwing continues to be such a consistently entertaining, pleasing book.

9.0
Nightwing (2016) #89

Feb 23, 2022

FINEST SONS, INDEED.

9.0
Nightwing (2016) #90

Mar 26, 2022

Bruno's artwork is sorely missed but Burges does a fine job and the story is really ramping up! Not a panel wasted, Nightwing isn't just one of my favorite DC titles, it's just one of the best comic runs I've had the pleasure to follow monthly. Love it. Love it. Love it.

9.5
Nightwing (2016) #91

Apr 27, 2022

This run is just so satisfying. The covers, the artwork, the writing, the plotlines, the aesthetics, and the themes. It's a series filled with hope and heroes and great characters. Super excited for what comes next.

9.0
Nightwing (2016) #92

May 20, 2022

Redondo's art is getting better and better. And the story is heading towards an impact! Nightwing's best achievement all these past months: it's sincere optimism. It's the heart of this title and an aspect and theme of the series that isn't discussed much.

9.5
Nightwing (2016) #93

Jun 23, 2022

Bruno Redondo's artwork is simply amazing. Another extremely satisfying issue of Nightwing with hints of the troubles coming ahead.

8.0
Nightwing (2016) #94

Jul 21, 2022

Come on, Melinda! You're better than that! The series is ramping up once more.

9.0
Nightwing (2016) Annual: 2021

Dec 22, 2021

Um, oh my god, I loved this. I want more.

9.0
Once & Future #1

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #2

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #3

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #4

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #5

Dec 9, 2021

9.5
Once & Future #6

Dec 9, 2021

9.5
Once & Future #7

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #8

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #9

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #10

Dec 9, 2021

9.5
Once & Future #11

Dec 9, 2021

10
Once & Future #12

Dec 9, 2021

10
Once & Future #13

Dec 9, 2021

10
Once & Future #14

Dec 9, 2021

10
Once & Future #15

Dec 9, 2021

9.5
Once & Future #16

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #17

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #18

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
Once & Future #19

Dec 9, 2021

8.5
Once & Future #20

Dec 9, 2021

10
Once & Future #21

Dec 9, 2021

Surprisingly emotional, still action packed!

10
Once & Future #22

Dec 9, 2021

It's all here. The battles, the emotional beats, the stories. Kieron Gillen is such a master.

9.5
Once & Future #23

Jan 19, 2022

I love this series so much.

9.0
Once & Future #24

Feb 8, 2022

This book is just delicious.

9.5
Once & Future #25

May 11, 2022

The fates are at it again, this month will see the return of Bill Willingham's FABLES (next week!) and from the previews/covers it is clear that Willingham is going to tackle a character he's long wish to write about: ROBIN HOOD. It's going to be interesting to see what he does considering his conservative values. Which leads me to this title's introduction of the Merry Crusader of the wood. Kieran Gillen continues to kill it with this series, re-inventing, deconstructing, and completely honoring the source material he's taking from. The ending of this issue completely also just sent me over the moon. I really hope this series doesn't end any time soon.

9.0
Once & Future #26

Jun 10, 2022

Wish I could read about all those misadventures. But it somehow feels like this series is storming towards a finale. I hope not! This series is a blast.

9.5
Once & Future #27

Jul 7, 2022

The story continues on, alliances change, stories are re-written, and Christmas is here. Once & Future is just fantastic and everyone should read it.

9.5
Poison Ivy (2022) #1

Jun 9, 2022

G. Willow Wilson didn't come to mess around. And Marcio Takara's artwork is splendid. I can see that Wilson's time writing for the SANDMAN UNIVERSE has rubbed off on her because this would fit SO NICELY into that corner of the DCU that I almost wish it did. It's setting up a story that feels large, large not just for Ivy as a character but for the world she inhabits as well. Great themes, great connection to the rest of the DCU, and entirely focused on an Ivy that feels like a natural progression for her character. My only sadness being that this being a legit DC book, I know whatever happens in this issue will be contained to this series, but hey, whatever... I'll enjoy the ride while it lasts. So far, this is fantastic stuff.

8.5
Poison Ivy (2022) #2

Jul 7, 2022

A darkly resonating piece with existential dread. Poison Ivy explores the path of rage in a world where very little is changing. Talked to a vegan friend who's a huge animal rights activist that the entire food industrial complex needs an overhaul (along with everything else), and switching meat for plants won't be enough to save anyone without alternate systems and lifestyles. Just a few months ago strawberries were being thrown away in droves because they had hepatitis. Wilson continues to add 'Sandman' energy to Ivy; a tale of frustration, rage, and exhaustion.

9.5
Public Domain (2022) #1

Jul 21, 2022

Chip Zdarsky knocked it out of the park. Public Domain is off to a really impressive start. This is such a fantastic first issue.

6.5
Punisher (2022) #2

Jun 30, 2022

Lot of funky stuff going on, things that don't quite feel like The Punisher. On the fence about Frank being destined since he was a child, I am currently not convinced about these added on legacies so quickly and ungracefully.

7.5
Punisher (2022) #3

Jun 30, 2022

Art is fantastic, writing is alright

8.0
Punisher (2022) #4

Jul 28, 2022

Much enjoyed this issue over the rest, with the groundwork laid out, Frank now appears to find himself a little more. Punisher #4 also continues a trend with Jason Aaron, as in to say, "F$#! the gods". And PUNISHER will be no God by the series's end.

9.5
Radio Apocalypse #1

Dec 13, 2021

Phenomenal start.

8.5
Radio Apocalypse #2

Feb 28, 2022

The art is muddy and moody in a fantastic way, survival and terror pack the issue and the tunes are mighty fine.

9.0
S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #6

Dec 10, 2021

8.0
S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #7

Dec 10, 2021

SWORD just keeps getting brought down by events. Still Ewing makes it as entertaining as possible.

9.5
Saga #55

Feb 8, 2022

YO! It's like the book never went away. This was nostalgic and also exciting in that new type of way. Can't believe it's going to be decade and this series feels like it could go on for another decade. Incredible.

9.0
Saga #56

Feb 25, 2022

Timely, engaging, and anxiety-inducing; Saga continues to keep us on our toes only showing parts of the story worth telling. Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples are in their highest of grooves. The series still feels like it never left.

9.0
Saga #57

Mar 25, 2022

Characterization is off the charts, the flashbacks to what happened right after the hiatus began are also really amazing. There's so much emotion packed behind all the interactions, nothing is left as filler. Every panel counts. Incredible.

10
Saga #58

May 11, 2022

SAGA'S BACK, BABY! First issue since it's return to hit all those sweet spots I loved about this series. It feels so alive, the one-off memorable characters, the drama underneath all the craziness, the actually craziness. The opening made me laugh so much and the ending made me audibly gasp. Ugggghhhh now I have to wait till next month. I'm going to re-read this series.

9.0
Saga #59

May 31, 2022

Strong character work and another shake up in the status quo. SAGA never stops shifting and propelling forward. Fiona Staple's artwork continues to be some of the best in the industry.

10
Saga #60

Jul 7, 2022

Friends, Vaughan and Staples are incredible and I feel SO lucky to be able to read and consume their wonderful work. Absolutely grateful.

8.5
Seven Secrets #11

Jan 19, 2022

Now that’s how you do a reveal kiss.

9.0
Seven Secrets #12

Jan 19, 2022

Love this series

8.5
Seven Secrets #13

Jan 19, 2022

Excellent issue, excellent characters, this would make a fantastic tv series.

8.5
Seven Secrets #14

Feb 10, 2022

UGH this went by so quick! I NEED ANSWERS NOW.

9.0
Seven Secrets #15

Mar 9, 2022

MY EMOTIONS. Oh my god what is going to happen! I desperately want this title to be an animated series, it would be amazing!

7.5
Seven Secrets #16

Apr 27, 2022

THESE CLIFFHANGERS. I wish some of the more fairy-fable characters had gotten more development to make some of these battles carry a bit more weight. The all fluff is showing strong here and we get another crazy cliff-hanger. The blockbuster takes over the book and I miss the more character focused bit. Welp! Let's see what comes next!

8.5
Seven Secrets #17

May 11, 2022

TOM TAYLOR, DON'T STOP.

6.5
Seven Secrets #18

Jul 1, 2022

What a rushed ending. It feels like at least six issues condensed into one. Which is disappointing considering the 17 that came before it. Seven Secrets has been a favorite of mine for months now, sad to see it go, sad to see it go like this. Guess Taylor has been spreading himself thin.

8.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #1

Jul 7, 2022

9.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #2

Jul 7, 2022

9.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #3

Jul 7, 2022

8.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #4

Jul 7, 2022

8.5
Shang-Chi (2021) #5

Jul 8, 2022

9.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #6

Jul 8, 2022

7.5
Shang-Chi (2021) #7

Jul 8, 2022

8.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #8

Jul 8, 2022

9.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #9

Jul 8, 2022

8.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #10

Jul 8, 2022

8.0
Shang-Chi (2021) #11

Jul 8, 2022

8.5
Shang-Chi (2021) #12

Jul 8, 2022

7.5
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2022) #1

Jul 24, 2022

Third year in a row, and a third #1. Gene Luen Yang spends time catching new readers up, once the plot kicks into high-gear it really starts to shine. Though, I am really missing Dike Ruan's artwork. I hope this series reaches the same heights as its predecessor.

8.0
She-Hulk (2022) #1

Jan 19, 2022

Love the way Rowell can play with Marvel History of niche series and propel them forward. Like in her Runaways run! In this way she reminds me a lot of early Dan Slott. Specially Slott’s She-Hulk’s. Super back to basics reset tale with standard self-discovery plots, occasionally doing something modern and interesting (like the resolution with Titania who I hope becomes a series regular). All I know is this gave just enough to have me wanting more.

8.5
She-Hulk (2022) #2

Mar 2, 2022

SO MANY QUESTIONS. I can see if readers who don't know JACK OF HEARTS or his history will find this issue lacking a lot of emotional weight and a lot of information to be engaged. Comics are weird like that, as I am familiar with this little character's history throughout the damned decades; this was a lot of fun. Rowell continues to shine by giving a voice to characters that feel so natural and true to their character and advancing them in emotionally engaging ways. This is something she did beautifully in Runaways. I have no idea where this is going but Rowell at least appeared to have the grace (so far) to not mine Jack of Heart's personal traumatic and exploitative stunt during Disassembled opting out instead to focus by giving the characters pleasures of the living world. Radiated heroes unite, in this way, the two find themselves in similar spots. After a long string of destructive events both Jack and Jennifer (JJ!) now find themselves in a prime spot to begin anew.

7.5
She-Hulk (2022) #3

Apr 7, 2022

AWESOME ANDY IS BACK!!!! Issue 3 of Rowell's run is still a lot of fun, and it is nice to see these characters chilling around. Her novelistic style bleeds through this one a lot and in odd ways, I really don't mind the chit-chat but we don't learn anything new this issue other than having Jack have a reset, which was established in #2, so not sure why we're doing it again in #3; the seeds for a romance are being planter but I feel there are better ways. I trust Rowell will pay all this off, but I've seen her harken back to previous runs of a series and bring them into something new brilliantly before in ways that aren't so small.

8.5
She-Hulk (2022) #4

Jul 5, 2022

Rainbow Rowell bringing slice-of-life and romance into comics, something I havent seen in a Marvel or DC book since... well probably her excellent RUNAWAYS run and DAN SLOTT'S SHE-HULK. The artwork is great, the tone is soooooo relaxing and charming; this She-Hulk has a soft humanity to it that Rowell is so good at. Love the radiation conversation. Love what's happening with Jack of Hearts. I really wish we could have all the issues at once though, as I do feel this would read so much better in one sitting as opposed to month-to-month episodic installments. Rowell is a novelist and while Runaways had enough characters to explore from issue to issue, She-Hulk has a novel structure to it that four issues in we are technically still in ACT 1. It's a structure that's very uncommon for comics. I also wish, with all the dialogue, character work, and set ups, that she used her panel space more. Like just fill the issue to the brim with dialogue and panels. She's harkening back to old school Marvel, she might as well structure her issues like old school Marvel.

7.0
She-Hulk (2022) #5

Jul 21, 2022

The series is losing its pace. Slow doesn't mean bad, but the structure of this issue feels like a waste.

8.0
Silk (2022) #1

Jan 19, 2022

Publishing mess to not have this be #6… And this is coming from someone who’s never read a Silk comic!! Better late than never again, now I gotta read all the previous stories, this was fun!

8.5
Silk (2022) #2

Feb 28, 2022

Enjoyed this issue in a very BUFFY sort of way, this would make a fun TV series I am seeing. No idea who Luna Snow is but she's cool, hope to see more of her. I am liking how adult Silk looks, her trying to find herself in NYC, it resonates in a similar way early Peter Parker did. Sticking around to read more for sure.

7.5
Silk (2022) #3

May 4, 2022

My favorite about this book is the artwork and the framing. A great use of space and the panels are so satisfying put together, the book really fills full and lively. The story is a bit on the nose but it's doing something with the anxieties of getting older and running out of time to find yourself. A late adult-Insecure-type of tale we don't get often in comics. Even if the liberties taken on how people behave and coincidences might be taken a little loosely. The villain exposition info-dump I also feel could have been handled smoother. Still, this was a fun, decent issue!

8.5
Silk (2022) #4

May 4, 2022

OK, I loved this. Our elders rarely get to show up like this in our funny books. And yeah, Silk isn't an elder, but there were so many great moments that Emily Kim took advantage of by mining her premise. The art continues to be my favorite thing about this and the interactions between Silk and JJ are fantastic. The villain is the weakest element by this point, with the arc coming to a close, I hope they find a way to make her interesting. Which is a shame cuz her power set is really interesting already!

6.5
Silk (2022) #5

May 25, 2022

Art, art, art, art still was amazing. Paneling was EXPERT. This series finale lands a bit low though. While the themes are mostly on point and I get why Silk does it, why on EARTH did she not seek help for this "battle". It's an anticlimactic resolution to a promising new villain. Good bye mysterious, Korean witch lady. You left like you arrived: a stranger. Something, something girl power in the past. IDK Until next time, Silk.

7.5
Sins of the Black Flamingo #1

Jul 11, 2022

The world building is clunky. But this #1 has a lot of promise and the art is fantastic. When I read the words "Occult Noir" it fills me with excitement, can't exactly say that the issue lives up to that promise but let's see how this goes.

8.5
Slumber (2022) #1

Apr 27, 2022

Fun, visually creative premise with a solid mystery and some strong twists and turns for a #1; sets the groundwork up for what could be a very fun series and if they're lucky, a TV SERIES within the next 1 - 5 years or so on some streaming service, somewhere.

8.5
Slumber (2022) #2

Apr 27, 2022

A bit tropey, but plays the cards well. Best part is the characterization, with some really strong dialogue. Love the use of banter between the narration and character bubbles. Vanessa Cardinali's artwork is honestly really great as well. The concept is still rather coasting by through genre conventions, its only issue 2 though; more definitions could be arriving later in the series.

8.5
Slumber (2022) #3

May 23, 2022

Very solid issue. Character revelations, more whacky dream scenarios and some heavy ones. Slumber continues to be a fun, creative comic with psychedelic explorations.

9.0
Slumber (2022) #4

Jun 23, 2022

Best issue of the series so far. The plot is running forward, some fun twists, and fantastic characterization. Slumber is COOL.

8.5
Slumber (2022) #5

Jul 21, 2022

Hell of a cliffhanger, Slumber aint scared to go to some dark places.

8.5
Spider-Punk (2022) #1

Apr 7, 2022

Had a ton of fun with this, love the art, love the designs. Cody Ziglar has got a fun voice for these characters and I'm curious to see where it goes. Aint nothing subtle about punk and with the current wave of queer punk, it is something I am fully embracing. Them LA show's are so much fun. I def wanna make a playlist for this series, I'm inspired!

7.5
Spider-Punk (2022) #2

May 20, 2022

Like where the plot is heading, but there's some tumbling on our way there. No idea why Taskmaster was even in this, he had no presence other than in the artwork to really make sure he's there. The best part of the book is it's characters and the artwork. I must point out, the cover of this issue is kinda hilarious. He got web coming out of his butt lol

5.5
Spider-Punk (2022) #3

Jul 24, 2022

Justin Mason's artwork is so cool, I really love it. His panels are clean and his characters are interesting to look at. Cody Ziglar is leaning now exclusively on punk jokes, references, and the aesthetics with little to no substance. It was cute the first two issues, but now deep into this limited series, Ziglar isn't making the case to have these characters explored further than this. The plot is getting muddy, the issues are too preoccupied introducing different versions of characters and it is becoming too much for the series to balance. I am normally a huge fan of 'POP' media, but somehow Spider-Punk is wasting its poppy, punk premise.

8.0
Spider-Woman (2020) #11

Feb 11, 2022

God, thank LAWD that the clone stuff is gone. JESSICA, DO NOT TAKE YOUR MAN FOR GRANTED ;__;

8.0
Spider-Woman (2020) #12

Feb 11, 2022

I HAD ONE REQUEST. I would also take that steak too... they're delicious and SO EXPENSIVE.

8.0
Spider-Woman (2020) #13

Feb 11, 2022

NOT THE CLONES. NOT THE CLOONES!!!! Lady Bullseye is so cool.

7.0
Spider-Woman (2020) #14

Feb 11, 2022

*Le sigh* No Roger Gocking. It's this brother again. It's fine.

7.0
Spider-Woman (2020) #15

Feb 11, 2022

7.5
Spider-Woman (2020) #16

Feb 11, 2022

LOL at the baby kicking ass

7.5
Spider-Woman (2020) #17

Feb 11, 2022

MOVIE MAGIC. But the series continues to get messy.

8.0
Spider-Woman (2020) #18

Feb 11, 2022

I'm OK if we drop the brother plotline and just keep going in this direction.

8.5
Spider-Woman (2020) #19

Feb 11, 2022

That's more likely, wish more real estate was placed for this as supposed to just a few page set ups last issue. All that happened here is more interesting than the horse/twins/brother plots.

8.5
Spider-Woman (2020) #20

Mar 9, 2022

20 Issues is nothing to scoff at in this day and age of modern comics - Karla Pacheco is still in a place where it feels like she's finding her footing and every time she finds new floors to stand on she gets better! SPIDER-WOMAN #20 is an issue I wish the entire series would have been like, an ACTION-COMEDY?! Yes please, she has fun with everything she has done the entire series and strikes a tonal balance that was missing from earlier issues. I really hope we aren't near the end for Pacheco and Drew because every time she finds new ground she uncovers new potential as a writer. I feel is just about to reach her potential in this title and with Jessica! Pere Perez also gets to shine and he's knocking it out of the park here! PLEASE BRING BACK ROGER! ;___;

6.0
Spider-Woman (2020) #21

Apr 7, 2022

A typical end to what I feel was probably an abrupt finale. Did not like how they handled Nick in the series, in retrospect the clone plot wasn't that great either and we spent a ton of time on that. Not as good as Dennis Hopeless's run which felt more complete plot wise and thematically. An OK Spider-Woman run, now to wait till the next one.

8.5
Strange Academy (2020) #1

Mar 7, 2022

Strong, promising start. Colorful setting, colorful characters, and a premise that feels both classic yet new. Can't wait to read more.

9.0
Strange Academy (2020) #2

Mar 7, 2022

This comic is filling the void left by the X-MEN, the creativity is rewarding and all the new characters are strong with unique and easily recognizable personalities. Win win so far.

9.0
Strange Academy (2020) #3

Mar 7, 2022

Love seeing NOLA like this, although it's a very touristy side, but still all these characters are NEW to NOLA so it makes sense, I hope the setting continues to be taken advantaged of like this because it's such a great, underrated setting. Character work continues to be amazing! Loving this title so far.

9.0
Strange Academy (2020) #4

Mar 7, 2022

oh boy HERE WE GO! Love to see the continued presentation of setting. It was REALLY NICE to see Weirdworld again.

8.0
Strange Academy (2020) #5

Mar 8, 2022

The kid's first battle and of course, it's more difficult than they thought.

9.0
Strange Academy (2020) #6

Mar 8, 2022

The amount of enjoyment I am getting out of this series is currently unmatched.

9.5
Strange Academy (2020) #7

Mar 8, 2022

Skottie Young is writing series that'll go down in history alongside the runs of Brian K Vaughan's Runaways and Kieran Gillen's Young Avengers.

9.5
Strange Academy (2020) #9

Jul 8, 2022

10
Strange Academy (2020) #10

Jul 8, 2022

On par with THE RUNAWAYS and YOUNG AVENGERS when they debuted, this series is GOLD.

8.5
Strange Academy (2020) #11

Jul 8, 2022

9.5
Strange Academy (2020) #12

Jul 8, 2022

7.5
Stray Dogs (2021): Dog Days #1

Jan 19, 2022

A MUST to have read and enjoyed the main story. These shorts are merely add-ons to add more to the world created in the original miniseries. Would they have worked if they were placed in a longer series? Maybe......... STRAY DOGS: DOG DAYS feels like a tie-in almost. Still enjoyed it for what it was within the context of the series. As a standalone it is not good.

9.0
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

Dec 17, 2021

8.5
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #2

Dec 17, 2021

10
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #3

Dec 17, 2021

Loved this.

8.5
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #4

Dec 21, 2021

9.5
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5

Dec 21, 2021

Absolutely loved this. Bilquis Evely's art is breathtaking and gives this the proper myth/fable quality it needs. King's focus on pain goes from emotional/mental to physical, taking from the superman mythos further to propel our heroin's journeys. Another fantastic issue.

9.0
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #6

Dec 22, 2021

King continues to play with mythos here, and with all the bombastic visuals and framing, Supergirl still comes across as human, resilient, and strong. Easily one of my favorite books of the year.

9.5
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #7

Jan 25, 2022

Beautiful prose, beautiful/incredible artwork and a mythos in Supergirl that feels larger than life. I do wonder how it'll all end, if I was in Ruthye's shoes, I am not sure if I'd be able to keep my word to Kara either. Not after everything she witnessed.

10
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #8

Feb 25, 2022

Incredible. Myth and legend combine and this is easily my favorite Supergirl story. Absolutely incredible.

8.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #1

Dec 16, 2021

This feels classic.

8.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #2

Dec 16, 2021

8.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #3

Dec 16, 2021

7.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #4

Dec 16, 2021

Pace is off on this one, feeling clunky. Tie it up together Taylor! John Timm's art is also sorely missed.

9.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #5

Dec 16, 2021

And we're back! Absolutely adore John Timm's work. Taylor's Saturday Morning Cartoons energy is paced stronger here with some fine characterization and the pace is better with the issue ramping up and slowing down when it needs to. Jon is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters in comics, can't wait to see where this goes next.

8.0
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #6

Jan 25, 2022

That's more like it, But JON, that pizza is gonna be damn COLD. I was loving the covers of this book a lot more earlier on, I don't understand the covers that are out with these current issues, they don't feel like theyre a part of this story... Anyway, WOO HEE things are about explode. The little moment between Robin and Jon made my heart skip.

8.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #7

Jan 25, 2022

This is the issue that's felt the closest to SEVEN SECRETS. Undercover organizations, complex scenarios ripe with misunderstanding (on purpose and not on purpose). I feel bad for Jon, how's he gonna get out of this one. Also Aquaman's in this one and he's fun.

8.0
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #8

Feb 10, 2022

The Bendix plan is revealed and I admire how Jon is presented to do whatever it takes to protect those who need it. The manipulation and gaslighting from Bendix makes for quite the easy-to-hate villain, I'm looking forward to seeing him fall.

10
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #9

Mar 11, 2022

I loved this, out of the two titles, NIGHTWING is the much stronger one, and that energy bleeds into this issue. Best issue of this series so far.

8.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #10

Apr 27, 2022

Continues to be as enjoyable as ever. And a Tom Taylor classic hell-of-a-cliffhanger. SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL is the sort of series I would have loved to see animated as a kid growing up. Great moments between characters and ugh really wanna punch Lex in the face right now.

8.0
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #11

May 17, 2022

Some great character moments sprinkled throughout. The plot's moving forward. A little messy towards the end but the stage's been set for a confrontation. The mixed artwork on this series has been too inconsistent for my liking, but it gets the job done enough. Let's see what happens next issue.

8.0
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #12

Jun 23, 2022

A very solid issue, Taylor's tackling large systemic threats, while it's not as strong as the sibling title: Nightwing, there's at least several moments with the little doggo. This is also the strongest issue of this series in a few months. What felt out of focus and all over the place is beginning to lock into place. There are also some loving responses to THE BOYS here. Been binging the series finally and the nods to it here are quite a bit of fun. Can't wait to see what happens next!

5.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #13

Jul 24, 2022

First, I'm a he/they latine nerd who loves comics too much. This issue should have knocked it out of the park. Dreamer's short during 2021's PRIDE issue was exceptional and much better than this. First, the artwork is kinda meh, the colors are flat and the action is flat, panels are so wide and we spend so much page on empty spaces. The best part of the issue is the character of Dreamer, as she has an interesting powerset and a very likable look and personality. She can move through dreams and to me that sounds like something that has the potential to be so visually interesting and creative, but they don't do anything with her powerset other than the cover. The plot also takes some sharp turns and developments making me feel like I missed a few issues on a series that's already taking its sweet time developing Bendix as a villain. Son of Kal-El #13 should build up on what it's done so far, and the debut of a character like Dreamer really had the chance to be something special. Here's to hoping the rest of the arc utilizes her better.

8.0
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) Annual: 2021

Dec 17, 2021

Crazy kids

9.0
Swamp Thing: Green Hell #1

Mar 11, 2022

The oversized magazines are quickly becoming the startling blockbusters of the comic book world, exciting, new, risky, and bold. Jeff Lemire returns to horror in Green Hell and its a story perfect for our times.

9.0
The Closet #1

Jun 9, 2022

So this is officially the golden age of James Tynion IV. I love how personal he spins his tales of horror. And as more original work comes out, mixed in with his big two projects, his style gets sharper and better. His characters are lost and misplaced, regardless if they're facing matters overwhelming beyond their control from external forces (like in Nice House on the Lake) or against nightmares from realms that exist deep within our psych (like in Nightmare Country). Another similarity is what makes these characters tick and how personal he gets with the relationships between them and other characters or the relationships they have with themselves. On the page, the horror unfolds from the disconnect between those relationships. The horror that comes from a book like DC vs Vampires, no matter how fun, comes from the betrayal that comes between the superheroes there. And then there's the complex relationships of those in Something is Killing the Children. And how all these relationships form systems that are difficult to escape from, like in Department of Truth. So, it is no surprise, that the complex relationship of the trio at the center of The Closet fits into those molds, this time in a much more down-to-earth scenario. "He's going to internalize all of that!" the wife yells in anger out of fear of being made out the villain. "We'll leave all this behind tomorrow" the husband whispers to his son almost wishing in vein that all HIS problems would disappears. "It's more about taking the fear seriously" says the bartender. Tynion's philosophy of horror displayed out in the open. These people feel relatable, their situation feels resonating, the premise is one of the most familiar; it is the everyday and we feel at home, even during these character's flawed moments. As familiar as those early memories of being in bed, in the dark, scared shitless of the things hiding in the corners... or the closet... And so Tynion just simply asks, what if it was real?

9.5
The Closet #2

Jul 7, 2022

This book strikes hard at anxieties I didn't even know I had. Dialogue is fantastic, art is fantastic, this cant just be 3 issues!!

9.5
The Nice House on the Lake #1

Dec 9, 2021

Ah, this is what classics are made from.

9.5
The Nice House on the Lake #2

Dec 9, 2021

Continues to be engaging and mysterious. Artwork is stellar.

9.5
The Nice House on the Lake #3

Dec 9, 2021

Can we just agree that is some of the best cover work for a series since Wicked + Divine.

9.5
The Nice House on the Lake #4

Dec 9, 2021

9.0
The Nice House on the Lake #5

Dec 9, 2021

We're starting to get answers.

10
The Nice House on the Lake #6

Dec 9, 2021

Incredible work here. This series just crawls under my skin.

10
The Nice House on the Lake #7

Mar 2, 2022

Holy crap, this is horrifying.

9.0
The Nice House on the Lake #8

Apr 20, 2022

The mood and atmosphere of this is just soooooo good. I can't wait to read it all in a row once the final issue comes out. IDK why I am liking Walter so much as a person. I know he doesn't deserve it. Personhood.

9.0
The Nice House on the Lake #9

Jun 10, 2022

Lots of parts moving forward. The art is stellar, I just at this point in the series I knew the entire cast well as opposed to just a few characters here and there. I feel revelations, twists, and craziness are imminent.

8.0
The Rush #1

Dec 28, 2021

Became a fan of Si Spurrier after his Hellblazer and Dreaming runs, now I'll just follow where he goes and this is quite the adventure.

9.0
The Rush #2

Dec 28, 2021

Nettie Bridger is such a great character as is M.P. Nathan Gooden's artwork is just soooo good, I love it! The mysteries deepen and the monsters are plenty, but the writing on Bridger is most excellent, maybe she can survive these creatures that hunt in the cold, snow.

9.0
The Rush #3

Feb 7, 2022

Fantastic, the art is so good, and the writing top notch.

9.0
The Rush #4

Apr 27, 2022

Si Spurrier just knows how to write myths and monsters. Amazing stuff.

9.0
The Rush #5

Apr 27, 2022

Artwork is just so good and the writing is great. I'm going to miss this series.

7.5
The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #1

Apr 20, 2022

A bit disjointed for a Sandman title, and to get people caught up on the concept of the Corinthian there's a bulky, clunky exposition dump in the middle of the issue that breaks the tension. Hell, the description for this issue on this website is even doing the most. Almost like this issue isn't as confident in the story it's telling. In trying to introduce everything, I feel like I'm missing half of it. Curious to see where it will go for sure, art is great, and I love Tynion's ideas. Just hope the series finds its footing soon. It doesn't quite capture the elegant way Sandman titles dig into mystery and myth and feelings. (Odd cuz Nice House on the Lake is so good at that?) GOD I MISS HOUSE OF WHISPERS. That book was SO underrated.

8.5
The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #2

May 11, 2022

Much better than issue 1. Mysteries abound, creepy imagery, and Tynion's fun dialogue. Can't say I'm fully on board with following Nightmare in this manner, but let's see where this goes.

8.0
The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #3

Jun 23, 2022

The artwork is the strongest aspects, this series has me a little lost though, more so than usual, but I'm hoping it'll all become clearer as it goes on. Tynion is best when doing dialogue between his characters as the plot goes into some unpredictable sections. I wish more of this has been set up but I'll take it.

8.5
The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #4

Aug 1, 2022

Best issue of this series so far, the story is ramping up, the dialogue is fantastic, and there's some really eerie moments in this! I want to read the next issue now!

8.0
The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #1

Dec 13, 2021

Another strong start for a BLACK HAMMER expansion!

8.0
The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #2

Dec 13, 2021

8.0
The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #3

Dec 13, 2021

9.5
The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #4

Dec 13, 2021

I cried.

6.0
West Of Sundown #1

Apr 7, 2022

Had trouble engaging with this. The concept is cool, cover art gorgeous, and the artwork pretty cool. There's just too much that I know I can get better elsewhere. American Vampire (check), even RUSH which is still running right now feels fresher. West of Sundown has got the aesthetics down, but I couldn't come to care for this vampy lady and her nerve-struck sidekick. Has a big change to improve, the issue has a lot of one-line zingers that I really like. A case where the sum of the parts are greater than the whole.

9.5
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #1

Jun 7, 2022

Amazing first issue. Loved it, hope the rest of the series is as good because omg.

9.0
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #2

Jun 17, 2022

Continues the momentum, world building, and characterization of the first issue very well. WHAT'S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE?'s greatest strengths lie in it's ability to use shorthand for it's world's social contract. It doesn't bug us with useless exposition or unnecessary details we've heard a million times before at this point. Almost like a video game, Rosenberg and team tell their story through character moments, artwork, and dialogue. The whole thing is a vibe.

9.5
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #3

Jun 17, 2022

They ain't stopping. This series continues to explore themes of factions, family, culture, and societal norms using extremes and punk/folk storytelling and the results are really engaging. A character in particular here makes several mistakes and we as readers can identify them and even feel frustration over this character's choices without knowing all of the world's rules and themes. We just understand that what he's doing is wrong and making everyone else uncomfortable. It is great storytelling that allows the reader to disarm and become fully engrossed in this strange, new world. Who are the strangers? What do family's really mean? What's outside of this town? Where did Sid go? I don't know if I'll ever find out but I am sure as hell enjoying this journey.

9.0
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #4

Jun 17, 2022

I LOVE carnivals!

9.5
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #5

Jun 17, 2022

This is one of my favorite comic book covers ever. The story in it is as strong as the cover. The art is as strong on the story. The cover is as strong as the art.

10
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #6

Jun 17, 2022

I am so happy this is coming back. Rosenberg and Boss killed it with these six issues.

10
What's The Furthest Place From Here? #7

Jul 21, 2022

This issue was perfect. The art, the writing, the lore, the emotion. What's the Furthest Place From Here hands down one of the best comics I've ever read, I hope this one goes on for a while.

7.0
Women of Marvel: 2022 #1

Mar 9, 2022

The Black Cat segments are the best, though theyre disjointed throughout the anthology in a way that I don't worked as well as they thought it was going to. Some interesting moments scattered throughout focusing on characters that currently don't have ongoings. Marvel Woman are really top notch aren't they, Strange, Silk, She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, Ms Marvel are all having strong runs right now and Black Cat's fantastic run just came to a close. Not to mention all the female characters in other titles like Avengers, Black Panther, the X-Men titles etc etc etc The voices presented here need more time to grow and develop, the short stories hold a big task of (re)introducing these character, providing and original story, and often times placing a philosophy down. So it's all broad strokes that isn't super satisfying. Just give me the Spirit of Vengeance title I desperately want, Marvel. You introduced her but haven't done anything worthy of such a character. She deserves better. I also realized I miss the Silver Sable, bring her back too.

8.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #1

Jan 19, 2022

8.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #2

Jan 19, 2022

7.5
Wonder Girl (2021) #4

Jan 19, 2022

7.5
Wonder Girl (2021) #5

Jan 19, 2022

6.5
Wonder Girl (2021) #6

Jan 19, 2022

Elements are there but Jones unfortunately is having lots of trouble balancing it all. For a book about Yara and the Brazilian Amazons, we are getting an awfully lot of outsider perspectives into them. Lines like "the chance to learn more about them was an unexpected surprise" can read too othering towards this new, mysterious tribe of women, six issues in, we know very little about. So how about we stop messing around in Olympus and stop saying how great it is to learn about them and just actually develop Yara and where she comes from...

5.0
Wonder Girl (2021) #7

Feb 8, 2022

OK, so the good news is that YARA FLOR's launch is a success and we are for sure going to keep getting stories with her. The bad news is that it's a big shame her first story arc was dealt with like this. I can't say I know who Yara is, her tribe, or what she's about because stuff I thought was going to be explored in future issues is just not happening here. Thing is... I have no interest in reading Trial of the Amazons, maybe I will... idk, but this character deserved something much stronger.

8.0
X-Force (2019) #24

Feb 11, 2022

Brutal as always

8.5
X-Force (2019) #25

Feb 11, 2022

Loved this !

8.0
X-Force (2019) #26

Feb 11, 2022

LOVE HURTS

8.5
X-Force (2019) #27

Apr 21, 2022

Enjoyed this quite a bit, the conversations and the conflict arising, I'm getting into a real groove with this team and Beast continues to be a fascinating character. Can't wait for 28.

7.5
X-Force (2019) #28

Jun 7, 2022

I love this idea soooo much! And I continue to love the bold character work for this cast of characters where it actually feels like progress and plot and development is happening. My only complaint would be that it all feels a little too casual when this is an idea that should be HUGE. Makes it feel like this is actually low stakes and won't really be a threat and instead it's just another excuse to kill off characters on a whim. But let's see how it goes.

8.5
X-Force (2019) #29

Jul 5, 2022

I'm totally loving X-MEN meets MONSTERS which is what this series has been from the start. An emotionally engaging yet grotesque ride into the anxieties of a promised utopia.

8.0
X-Force (2019) Annual #1

Apr 8, 2022

Emma talking the talk but is she walking the walk?! Frank vs Emma plz

6.5
X-Men '92: House of XCII #1

Apr 15, 2022

A nostalgia throw back, the artwork didn't really vibe with me with what they were going for. Less 90s and more "For Younger Readers" which made the simplified Krakoa storyline feel more like it's for a younger/wide audience. A few surprises here and there but generally, it's alright.

8.0
X-Men (2021) #10

Jul 6, 2022

The book has improved, but the title still feels like it has VERY little room to breath.

7.5
X-Men (2021) #11

Jul 6, 2022

Fun to see the GALA suits show up. Duggan's X-MEN has been all GO BIG GO BIG GO BIG and 11 is no exception. While the series has been largely enjoyable, nearing close to some sort of end, the title still hasn't found its footing or identity among it's newer, more capable sister series.

8.5
X-Men (2021) #12

Jul 6, 2022

A strong end to this era, and the potential for some truly remarkable stories lie ahead. The competition for best X-Book is currently extremely fierce, and with that, we all fans get to win.

7.5
X-Men (2021): Hellfire Gala #1

Jul 13, 2022

I wish the artwork would have been more consistent and they stuck with 1 strong artist - Russel would have been the best choice.. They had a year to prepare kinda weird it's so split. This year's Gala, though, was an enjoyable experience. Can't imagine reading this without reading literally the last two years of X-Men comics and they set up a lot for the upcoming months. The plotline with Moira still doesn't sit well with me and feels completely unearned, but they're leaning into hard so I best just move on. Seriously, they could have gone with a better artist for the bulk of the issue as a lot of the glamour and opulence that made last year's gala so much fun is sorely lacking in this one. Best part of the issue is Emma Frost, who is the perfect character to be our POV for this event and Duggan writes her really well. Here's to a promising segway into the big MARVEL event of 2022, they got some of their best creators working on it. I have and deserve to have high hopes.

9.5
X-Men: Red (2022) #1

Apr 7, 2022

This entire issue read like MASS EFFECT with MUTANTS. And boy oh boy did I love it. The drama, the dialogue, the discussions, that feeling of endless potential. Al Ewing is taking a concept born about a year ago and finally doing something interesting with it. A new planet, old ideas, conflicting philosophies, and a desire to build something new. X-MEN RED taps into that feeling of opportunity. A planet anew, what can come next. Can't wait to read more.

9.5
X-Men: Red (2022) #2

May 19, 2022

Al Ewing is also putting in the WORK. Abigail Brand is easily becoming one of my favorite characters in the entire X-MEN mythos, and Ewing is having so much fun writing her. And the best part is? Everyone else is getting equal treatment with some character moments that feel like big stuff is happening. Hope this momentum continues.

9.5
X-Men: Red (2022) #3

Jun 22, 2022

Incredible.

8.5
X-Men: Red (2022) #4

Jul 5, 2022

Another excellent issue. Guess I gotta catch up on Dugan's X-MEN series !!!

9.5
X-Men: Red (2022) #5

Aug 3, 2022

We're off with a bang. X-MEN RED raises the stakes astronomically for this event in a way that I'm not sure if the rest of the series will keep up. It was a quick read, but one I ended up doing three times to take in all the details. A LOT happens in this issue.

5.5
X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) #4

Dec 31, 2021

Ouch! I feel like this is an issues from another series I missed the first 6 from.

5.0
X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) #5

Dec 31, 2021

What sounds like it could have been an interesting, great story is muddled by a run that had no consistent tone/characters/focus. This needed more space, needed more focus. Trial of Magneto was not IT.

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