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Dreaming #1 cover by Jae Lee and June Chung

The Dreaming #1 Advance Review: Ambitious, but It Doesn’t Draw You In

The Dreaming is fractured and broken, and the Sandman is still missing. Lucien and Matthew are doing what they can to handle the crisis, but faceless figures are spilling into the realm. A demon lord watches just from beyond the barrier to the Dreaming, ready to strike. Dora the Monstress is playing at the border […]

Sandman Universe #1 cover by Jae Lee and June Chung

A Sandman Newbie Reviews Sandman Universe #1: This Isn’t for New Readers

The Dreaming is fractured and broken. Its residents fear a total collapse. Lucien sends out the raven, Matthew, to find the ruler of the Dreaming, the Sandman/Daniel/Dream. To enter the real world, Matthew must find a dream and awaken the dreamer. His first attempt is foiled by an encounter with Dora. Afterwards, he enters our […]

Gasolina #8 cover by Niko Walter and Mat Lopes

Gasolina #8 First Impression Review: Uniting Against the Narcos

This review is the first of a slight pivot in presentation of some of my content. “First Impression Reviews” will be for comics that have been going on for five or more issues, and this is my first experience with the story. Sylvia and her men try to approach Amalia‚Äôs house, but the woman responds […]

Nightwing #42 cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Nightwing #42 Review: Dick Grayson Becomes Bruce Lee

Nightwing arrives in Tokyo to fight a gang calling themselves the Crimson Kabuki. They have kidnapped Robin, and, to save the captive sidekick, Dick must fight through the tower of warriors and their leader. The leader of the Crimson Kabuki claims to be powered by the blood of a dragon. Can Nightwing save his brother? […]

Moon Knight #191 cover by Jacen Burrows and Mat Lopes

Moon Knight #191: The Boxers Marc Spector Wears to Fight Revealed!

Moon Knight learns he has a daughter in time to see she and her mother at the mercy of the Sun King and Raul Bushman. He is now fighting for their lives as well as his own. Elsewhere, the Truth receives some help in prison. Also, Khonshu gives Marc Spector and his other personalities an […]

Return to Burnside – Batgirl #7 Review

Batgirl #7 sees the titular character return to Burnside, the new region of Gotham that was more hip, young and modern, and was the site of the incredibly well-received re-imagining of Batgirl by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. When the DC Rebirth rolled around, it did seem like a nice break that Hope […]