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THIS WEEK's REVIEWS

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DAYS OF HATE #1

(W) Ales Kot

(A) Danijel Zezelj 

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


"What's so civil about war, anyway?" -Axl Rose, and maybe 2.4 billion other people.


Days of Hate is the story of a broken America. Even more broken than right now? Yes, in ways that are detailed as we start to learn about how things went between 2018-2022. While we don't get an exact date for when the story takes place, its close enough in both tone and terror to be in 'the plausible future', sort of where Bendis' Scarlet took place.


Trigger warning! Someone pulls a trigger and shoots an American N*zi in the head. If the thought of that bothers you because you can't believe it would ever get that bad, this book is for you. If the thought of that bothers you because your angered by an act of violence against someone you sympathize with, you'll want to direct voting with your dollars to a different book.


Subtle character work from Ales Kot, beautiful impressionistic art from Starve's Danijel Zezelj. A promising start. Recommended for fans of Calexit #1 and people who like second issues actually coming out.

9/10

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$3.99

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3

(W) Ryan Ferrier

(A) Carlos Magno

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Ape shall not kill ape.


Ape SHALL come close though.


Ape shall kill everything else.


When ape kills the truth, has ape not killed ape?


This is more propaganda from ape news. The apestream media is at it again. Every third monkey cover your eyes, ears, and mouth. Sad. 

8/10

BOOM

$3.99

STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY: HERA

(W) Devin Grayson

(A) Eva Widermann

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


If you're a Star Wars 'Rebels' fan, you'll want this issue. On a quality scale, it is in the sweet spot between the high of the Leia issue, and the meh of the Rey issue. It helps that comics veteran Devin Grayson is here to write the story. The art by Eva Widermann is nice for the most part. There is a very odd addition of an alien who is simply the answer to the question "What if a seal dressed like a Sea Captain and a farmer at the same time?". Seriously odd choice...so weird...he haunts me, even now.


The book won't though. Its aces. 

7/10

IDW

$3.99

ICE CREAM MAN #1

(W) W. Maxwell Prince

(A) Martin Morazzo, Chris O'Halloran

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


    I haven't felt so weirdly icky since reading Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children. It's really Pabst Blue Ribbon, find-an-ear-in-a-field icky, so naturally I enjoyed it immensely, which clearly says a lot about me. I read a whole lot of funny books, so when something entirely original slides into me through my eyes, I generally like it. Your mileage may vary. Of course, you may want to miss the off ramp all together. Describing the reading experience would be as pointless as trying to hear bugs screaming when they die. Highly recommended for those who remember BSFUC, people who considered careers in the funerary arts, anyone who graduated from Clown College for all the wrong reasons, and for those who think Gummo is the Citizen Kane of action films. 

7/10

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$3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE #384

(W) Donny Cates

(A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta 

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 Step right up youngsters, and Marvel at the Astounding Donny as he rocks the world of ledgerdemain with one of the finest illusions ever attempted! See...the fearless prestidigitator try to achieve a heretofore impossible feat! Be astounded as the he attempts to shake your beliefs! That's right, the Astounding Donny will actually perform the trick of making you interested in the Sentry! Impossible, you say! Prepare to be thrilled and amazed! Highly recommended for those who are willing to believe in miracles, Loki fans, and anybody who wants Paul Jenkins to feel bad. 

8/10

MARVEL

$3.99

MIGHTY THOR #703

(W) Jason Aaron

(A) Russell Dauterman

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


    One of the finest Thor stories ever told in this or any other realm, this issue only gets a 9 because it doesn't include the next two issues. Featuring a writer that's been involved with the title since 2012, and an artist that can make Mangog menacing without changing the original look of the character, this is how long form storytelling should be done. It is indeed doubtful that the Grecian myths would still be with us today if they had been rebooted over and over. Picture Cerberus, if you will, depicted as a fluffy three headed pussycat. Actually, with this creative team, that could work... Anyway, it's not too late for you to start picking up this book. Maybe too late for Jane Foster, but you've still got a chance to jump into a run that people will be talking about for years. Highly recommended for fans of Thor, Odin, Freyja, and the rest. Not so highly recommended for fans of the Rainbow Bridge. 

9/10

MARVEL

$3.99

NEXT WEEK's RELEASES!

Available in-store 01-24-2018, or pre-order online now!

MARVEL
Amazing Spider-Man #794
Amazing Spider-Man #794 avengers variant
Avengers #675 ross sketch variant
Avengers #677
Avengers #677 connecting variant
Avengers #677 avengers variant
Black Panther #169
Black Panther #169 avengers variant
Inhumans Judgement Day #1
Inhumans Judgement Day #1 lee wraparound variant
Inhumans Judgement Day #1 martin variant
Legion #1
Legion #1 henrichon variant
Legion #1 sienkiewicz variant
Legion #1 tv variant
Luke Cage #169
Marvel Two-In-One #2
Marvel Two-In-One #2 avengers variant
Marvels Avengers Infinity War Prelude #1
Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #4
Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #4 connection
Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #4 singh cover
Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #4 lee cover
Star Wars Poe Dameron #23
Thanos #15 vol 2
X-Men Blue #20
X-Men Blue Annual #1
X-Men Blue Annual #1 ferry variant
X-Men Blue Annual #1 poison x variant
X-Men Blue Annual #1 venomized variant

DC
Action Comics #996
Action Comics #996 variant
Batgirl #19 vol 4
Batgirl #19 vol 4 variant
Batman Beyond #16 vol 6
Batman Beyond #16 vol 6 variant
Batman Lost #1 second print
Batman The Dawnbreaker #1 third print
Batman The Drowned #1 third print
Batman The Merciless #1 third print
Batman The Murder Machine #1 third print
Batman The Red Death #1 fourth print
Blue Beetle #17 vol 4
Blue Beetle #17 vol 4 variant
Demon Hell Is Earth #3
Detective Comics #973
Detective Comics #973 variant
Doom Patrol #10
Doom Patrol #10 variant
Doomsday Clock #3
Doomsday Clock #3 variant
Flash #39 vol 5
Flash #39 vol 5 variant
Gotham City Garage #8
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37 variant
Hellblazer #18 vol 2
Hellblazer #18 vol 2 variant
Imaginary Fiends #3
Justice League Of America #23 vol 6
Justice League Of America #23 vol 6 variant
Nightwing The New Order #6
Raven Daughter Of Darkness #1
Raven Daughter Of Darkness #1 variant
Ruff & Reddy Show #4
Ruff & Reddy Show #4 variant
Suicide Squad #34 vol 4
Suicide Squad #34 vol 4 variant
Teen Titans #12 vol 7 second print
Teen Titans #16 vol 7
Teen Titans #16 vol 7 variant
Wild Storm #11
Wild Storm #11 hitch variant
Wild Storm #11 lee variant
Wonder Woman #39 vol 5
Wonder Woman #39 vol 5 variant

INDEPENDENT
30 Days Of Night #2 cover a
30 Days Of Night #2 cover b
30 Days Of Night #2 variant a
30 Days Of Night #2 variant b
Abbott #1
Abbott #1 chalk outline variant
Abbott #1 variant
Agent 47 Birth Of Hitman #3 cover a
Agent 47 Birth Of Hitman #3 cover b
Agent 47 Birth Of Hitman #3 cover c variant
Agent 47 Birth Of Hitman #3 cover d variant
Agents Of Pact #4 cover a
Backways #2 cover a Carlini
Best Of Rocketeer Adventures Funko Ed
Bettie Page #7 cover a
Bettie Page #7 cover b
Bettie Page #7 cover c
Bettie Page #7 cover d variant
Bettie Page #7 cover e variant
Bettie Page #7 cover f variant
Betty And Veronica Vixens #3 cover a
Betty And Veronica Vixens #3 cover b
Betty And Veronica Vixens #3 cover c
Black Cloud #7
Black Magick #10 cover a
Black Magick #10 cover b
Black Science #34 cover a
Black Science #34 cover b
Captain Canuck 2017 Ongoing #2
Catalyst Prime Incidentals #5
Comic Book History Of Comics Comics For All #2 cover a
Comic Book History Of Comics Comics For All #2 cover b
Dept H #22
Dissonance #1
Dollface #12 cover a
Dollface #12 cover b
Dollface #12 cover c
Dollface #12 cover d
Dollface #12 cover e
Dollface #12 cover f
Empowered & Sistah Spookys High School Hell #2
Gasolina #5
Gears Of War Rise Of Raam #1 cover a
Gears Of War Rise Of Raam #1 cover b
Gears Of War Rise Of Raam #1 variant a
Gears Of War Rise Of Raam #1 variant b
Go Go Power Rangers #6 cover a
Go Go Power Rangers #6 cover b mix
Go Go Power Rangers #6 mok cover
Go Go Power Rangers #6 variant a
Go Go Power Rangers #6 variant b
Grimm Fairy Tales #11 vol 2 cover a
Grimm Fairy Tales #11 vol 2 cover b
Grimm Fairy Tales #11 vol 2 cover c
Grimm Fairy Tales #11 vol 2 cover d
Grimm Fairy Tales #11 vol 2 cover e
Invader Zim #27
Invader Zim #27 variant
Judge Dredd Blessed Earth #8 cover a
Judge Dredd Blessed Earth #8 cover b
Jughead The Hunger #3 vol 2 cover a
Jughead The Hunger #3 vol 2 cover b
Kid Lobotomy #4 cover a
Kid Lobotomy #4 cover b
Kid Lobotomy #4 variant
Knights Of The Dinner Table #251
Lumberjanes #46
Lumberjanes #46 subscription
Maestros #3 second print
Maestros #4
Manifest Destiny #33
Mega Man Mastermix #1 cover a
Mega Man Mastermix #1 cover b
Mega Man Mastermix #1 cover c
Mega Man Mastermix #1 cover d variant
Monstress #13
Moonstruck #5
Ninja-K #3 cover a
Ninja-K #3 cover b
Ninja-K #3 cover d variant
Ninja-K #3 pre order cover
Northguard Season 2 #1
Northguard Season 2 #2
Now #2
Pitiful Human Lizard #17
Pitiful Human Lizard #17 variant
Postal #25
Redneck #9
Regression #6
Ringside #14
Rom & The Micronauts #2 cover a
Rom & The Micronauts #2 cover b
Rom & The Micronauts #2 variant
$ex Criminals #21
$ex Criminals #21 Xxx Kris Anka Var
Shadow #6 vol 6 cover a
Shadow #6 vol 6 cover b
Shadow #6 vol 6 cover c
Shadow #6 vol 6 cover d variant
Shadow #6 vol 6 cover e variant
Shadow #6 vol 6 cover f variant
Shadow #6 vol 6 cover g variant
Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion Of Evil #4
Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion Of Evil #4 variant
Sink #4
Southern Bastards #19 cover a
Southern Bastards #19 cover b
Star Trek Discovery #2 cover a
Star Trek Discovery #2 cover b
Star Trek Discovery #2 variant a
Star Trek Discovery #2 variant b
Street Fighter Reloaded #6
Transformers Lost Light #13 cover a
Transformers Lost Light #13 cover b
Transformers Lost Light #13 cover c
Transformers Lost Light #13 variant
Vinegar Teeth #1
Warframe #3
X-O Manowar #11 vol 4 cover a
X-O Manowar #11 vol 4 cover b
X-O Manowar #11 vol 4 cover c variant
X-O Manowar #11 vol 4 cover d variant
X-O Manowar #11 vol 4 cover e pre order
Zodiac Starforce Cries Of Fire Prince #3

ALL AGES
Adventure Time Original GN Vol 11 Princess & Princess
Archie Giant Comics Roll TPB
Archies Big Book TPB Vol 02 Fantasy
Ducktales #5 vol 4 cover a
Ducktales #5 vol 4 cover b
Ducktales #5 vol 4 variant
Looney Tunes #241
My Little Pony Legends Of Magic #10 cover a
My Little Pony Legends Of Magic #10 cover b
My Little Pony Legends Of Magic #10 variant
Scooby Doo Team Up #34
Star Wars Adventures Forces Of Destiny Ahsoka & Padme cover a
Star Wars Adventures Forces Of Destiny Ahsoka & Padme cover b
Star Wars Adventures Forces Of Destiny Ahsoka & Padme variant
Steven Universe Ongoing #12
Steven Universe Ongoing #12 subscription

TRADES & HARDCOVERS
Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol 07 TPB
Aquaman Vol 04 Underworld (Rebirth) TPB
Back To The Future TPB Vol 05 Time Served
Firebug TPB
Guardians Of the Galaxy Telltale Games TPB
Hellblazer TPB Vol 18 The Gift
Immortal Iron Fists TPB
Incidentals TPB Vol 01 Powers Lies Secrets
Iron Man Epic Collection Doom TPB
Lobo By Keith Giffen & Alan Grant TPB Vol 01
New Mutants Complete Collection TPB Back To School
Only End Of The World Again HC
Predator Hunters TPB
Project Superpowers Hero Killers TPB
Punisher TPB Vol 03 King Of New York Streets
Puppet Master Curtain Call TPB
Savage Dragon Archives TPB Vol 09
Savage Things TPB
Spy Seal TPB Vol 01 Corten-Steel Phoenix
Superman The Golden Age Omnibus HC Vol 05
Time & Vine TPB
Trumps Abc HC
Wolverine Old Man Logan TPB Vol 06 Days Of Anger
Wolverine Old Man Logan TPB Vol 06 Days Of Anger B&W Dm
X-Men Gold TPB Vol 03 Mojo Worldwide

MAGAZINES
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Draw #34
Star Wars Insider #178 newsstand
Star Wars Insider #178 px