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Further expansion on the TMNT uinverse. 0

Raphael chooses to avoid patrolling the city with his brothers and heads out with Casey Jones instead. He comes across an individual being chased by thugs and comes to the rescue of this person. He then learns that the Turtles may have more enemies then they realize. -summaryIDW decided to follow up the main TMNT line with side stories through a micro-series which is very similar to their Transformers Spotlight, which is meant to highlight a particular character to provide background and further...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's all out war with everything on the line. 0

The Turtles and Old Hob plan their offensive against the Shredder. Donatello works without his brothers to take down Krang, meanwhile the Shredder also plans to destroy Krang, and Krang, not to be left out, is extremely close to terraforming the planet. It's war on all fronts with the stakes extremely high for each of the sets. No matter which side wins there will be repercussions from the fall out. -summaryKevin Eastman and Tom Waltz continue to move further with this TMNT reboot that remains t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The finale to one of Marvel's best series. 0

Frank Castle aka the Punisher managed to escape from Ryker's and make it back to the streets. However, Castle is at a huge disadvantage, due to Bullseye learning the locations of each and every last safe house belonging to him. He delivers the locations to the Kingpin, and this causes the police to seize all of Frank's money and weapons. Frank is now homeless and doesn't even own a weapon now. Yet still, he has every intention on making one last push to finish off the Kingpin. -summaryJason Aaro...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A look into the man, who became the Punisher. 0

Punisher and Bullseye had finally engaged in their deadly clash, which ended with the Punisher being taken to a prison hospital with multiple injuries. When he's finally able to walk, the guards transport him to solitary. The Punisher is among nothing but enemies; criminals want him dead either out of revenge or to make a name for themselves, and now cops want him dead since he shot and injured two of them plus killed a crooked one. Punisher must find a way to survive and escape prison in order ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

To catch the Punisher, one must become him. 0

Wilson Fisk now known as the Kingin has accomplished his goal to replace the crime bosses, hence becoming the boss of all bosses. Now, there's only one obstacle still standing in his way, the Punisher. Fisk receives a visit from a hitman that had already been hired by Rigoletto named Bullseye; Kingpin hires him to go after Punisher. But can he really control this madman who will do anything he can to eliminate his target?-summaryGarth Ennis' run on the Punisher with the original Punisher Max ser...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Taking the mafia legend to the MAX. 0

The Punisher wiped out most of the mafia families bosses, and the new bosses are now afraid to make any type of real moves. They assemble in a meeting under Don Rigoletto, and he comes up with a plan to create the Kingpin of Crime whom prior to this was only a myth. He attempts to use his bodyguard Wilson Fisk as bait to draw the Punisher into a trap. But has Rigoletto bit off more than he can chew? -summaryIt's no secret that Garth Ennis was the main man whom defined the Punisher when he took o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Full Mutant Mayhem! 0

The Shredder and Krang meet face to face with Shredder hoping they can form an alliance. Old Hob is on his way towards perfecting mutant creation with the mutagen Splinter stole for him, and the Turtles are debating on whom they should stand against and ally with. The seeds for total war has been planted. -summaryThis tenth volume that collects TMNT issues 37 - 40 is among the better one's and definitely blows away at least the last two. It's pretty much all out battles with an awesome slug fest...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Gearing up for the inevitable encounters. 0

The Turtles return to NY with the understanding that Shredder has to go down, yet they also can't forget about the threat of Krang whom plans on taking over the Earth with his Technodrome being built. The Turtles are truly stuck on what to do, while their allies and enemies seem to know exactly what they want. -summaryOne's complete enjoyment of this volume all comes down to how invested they are in the TMNT's world and the characters themselves. This volume's main focus is world building; chara...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The mental scars are the most difficult to treat. 0

The Turtles, Casey Jones, and April O' Neil survive their latest battle against the Shredder but they definitely wear the wounds of war. The city has gotten too dangerous for them and they're forced to leave. This leads to them retreating to the country to recuperate. -summaryThe last three volumes of this series focused a lot more on future plot build up with a huge dose of brutal action, in addition working its way through a major story arc. This eighth volume collecting issues 29-32 is anothe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A city gripped in terror. 0

Shredder succeeded in a big part of his plan to take over the city. Now he must annihilate rival gangs that still choose to stand in his way. The Turtles must figure out a way to fight back, and the best way to do this is to make new allies. -summaryCollecting TMNT issues 25 - 28, this second chapter of City Fall concludes the story arc wrapping things up in a big way, by delivering a huge brawl meant to settle it all. The trip leading to the climax was non stop fun, and things are looking bette...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's time to bring the city to its knees. 0

The Turtles are on patrol in the city and they quickly notice that things are taking a turn for the worse. Soon, they're attacked by a highly skillful enemy. The Shredder then puts his plan into motion which involves taking the fight to the Turtles. -summaryCollecting TMNT issues 21-24, the City Fall storyline begins here when the Shredder makes his big push to takeover the city. The Turtles realize something big is going down and Splinter realizes its time to take his students training to the n...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

All at war in Dimension X. 0

In Dimension X a brutal war is taking place as General Krang's forces pushes forward to annihilate the Neutrino resistance. The Neutrino's hope for victory lies in a quick visit to Earth. The Turtles are reflecting on their last battle with the mutant Slash, and this then sees them searching for more answers that leads to Stockgen. -summaryTMNT Volume Four was a pretty solid volume that followed up the Turtles battle with the Shredder that focused more on story building and character development...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Time for the Turtles and the Foot to move forward. 0

Splinter and the Turtles are home after barely surviving and escaping their first real battle with the Shredder. The family reflects on their conflict but they still must move forward. Meanwhile Shredder is reflecting on the battle as well, and realizes he has to make a move for the Foot Clan's own good. -summaryCollecting TMNT issues 13 - 16 and Written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz. This fourth volume is more of a cool down story that focuses on revealing new threats plus further pushes devel...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enter The Shredder. 0

The Turtles finally meet the person whom named them, April O'Neil, and after explaining their past to her, the group decides to focus their attention on finding their master Splinter whom was kidnapped by Old Hob after a Mouser attack. This leads them to the doorstep of the company Stockgen. -summaryIt's already becoming quite redundant calling this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run an amazing reboot. Therefore I'll just go ahead and say I wish that it was possible to read this initial story arc ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Familiar feel, yet nice twist. 0

Splinter is attempting to complete his personal mission by returning home to the sewers, but resistance by Old Hob's gang causes things to be a bit complicated. Once he makes his return, he has a story for his four sons explaining their origin. Meanwhile, there are others out there planning against the Turtles, along with some of these players having their own personal goals. -summaryThis second volume written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz continues this new TMNT reimagining with an origin tale...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

When reboots are done right. 0

On a deserted block a street fight between two sets are taking place. One is led by an adult sized cat by the name of Old Hob, and the other is led by the talking rat Splinter whom is supported by his three Ninja Turtles. The battle is quick and although Splinter's side is victorious. They still leave as failures. -summaryI'm not going to debate whether the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were in dire need of a full reboot as far as the comic series was concerned. However, I will point out that I k...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A classic reborn, once again, thanks to IDW. 0

A strange group of warriors engage in a quick battle against a local street gang and leave victorious. Soon they're revealed to be four human-sized turtles with vast knowledge on the ways of the ninja, whom were trained by a giant rat by the name of Splinter; he then reveals to his students their origin and their mission. -summaryI'm sure that 95% of the Ninja Turtles fans out there credit the original, late 80's animated series as their primary reason for loving this extremely popular franchise...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not very impressed with this coming apocalypse. 0

Earth 2's Wonders succeeded in defeating Darkseid's forces driving off Bedlam into hiding, but the war is far from over. The Furies of Darkseid are sent to Earth and a new battle quickly begins. Once again, the situation looks dark for the heroes as they move closer towards destruction. -summaryEarth 2 - World's End: Volume One containing issues 1 - 11 is the direct continuation to Earth 2. The previous series saw the Wonders prevent Bedlam from bringing Apokolips to the Earth, plus the death of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Snyder raised my interest in Swampy. 0

A strange phenomenon is taking place across various parts of the world leaving plenty of animal life dead and dying. Superman pays a visit to one person he believes understands what's going on, Dr. Alec Holland aka Swamp Thing, whom claims he is not Swamp Thing and never was. Holland later learns that he must reluctantly become Swamp Thing again to battle against a new, highly deadly threat. -summarySwamp Thing is on that small list of comic characters I have little knowledge on. Quite frankly t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A sea of oddness at times. 0

Deep in the ocean a research team hoping to combat a future threat from Atlantis awakens a legendary beast of Atlantean myth. The creature quickly goes on a rampage destroying and even eating people along the way. Aquaman leaps into battle not exactly knowing what he's up against. -summaryIt's no secret that Jeff Parker indeed had big shoes to fill after Geoff Johns making his exit on the Aquaman title. Johns did some stellar and much needed work on the character since DC's reboot, doing a very ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

To battle a would be king and a monarch. 0

The Avengers have returned from their last mission with a bloated team roster. They hold a meeting with all of New York watching as they change their roster with new additions and bid farewell to others. Once the line up is selected, a ghost from the past appears at their doorstep. The dead super being Wonder Man arrives leaving the team whom remembered him with questions. -summaryWritten by Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Bill Mantlo, and a few others back in the late 70's. The Private War of Dr...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Spider-Gwen, Noir, and others, helps round out the Spider-Verse. 0

In the 1930's, Spider-Man Noir is being observed by one of his enemies Mysterio. He seeks to capture and kill Spider-Man for some personal reason. Little does Spider-Man know, Mysterio will be the least of his worries. At the same time, 4 different Spider-Men/Women will also learn they have more to worry about then their current problems. -summaryEdge of Spider-Verse isn't so much as a crossover with the main Spider-Verse storyline, as it's more of a prequel highlighting a few characters that ma...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The return of that familiar feel. But is that really a good thing? 0

Peter Parker the one true Spider-Man, reclaims his body from Otto Octavius aka Doctor Octopus whom had been in possession of his body attempting to became a Superior Spider-Man for nearly a year. Peter must now try to move on and adjust to the changes that occurred while he was gone. This may be his biggest challenge yet. -summaryWell, the people had spoken and they finally had gotten their way. Peter Parker was returned to his body as Spider-Man, thus ending The Superior Spider-Man run and rebo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Finally a New 52 Superman event that isn't a chore. 0

Superman's adopted home, Smallville, is under attack by some sort of plague. He links it to the super-powerhouse Doomsday whom has some how escaped the Phantom Zone again. Superman encounters the creature but soon begins to undergo some type of change. -summaryI have to admit that I really wasn't looking forward to this. When I first heard of this crossover I simply rolled my eyes to yet another Superman event. Personally, outside of Superman: Unchained, New 52 Superman really hasn't done too mu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

If only that ending had more bite. 0

Superman continues his path of destruction against the World Army killing and crippling their numbers. The surviving Wonders have retreated to the Batcave and from there begin to combat Superman and the Parademons, since they now have a Kryptonian of their own. Superman learns whom their leader is and takes the offensive. -summaryThe last two volumes of Earth 2 focused on more build up along with plenty of plot progression, and this volume wraps up a majority of the story plus sets things in mot...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

And this is where the ride brought us. 0

The World Army had engaged Steppenwolf's forces and were dealt a humiliating defeat. The attack was a disaster, and one of the villains ripping through their forces was Superman. The Wonders and the World Army were forced to retreat, but Superman pushes forward in Darkseid's name reshaping the world in his master's image. -summaryWritten by Tom Taylor whom had relieved James Robinson of writing duties. Earth 2 Volume 4: The Dark Age follows up the world building that took place across the first ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Finally things start going somewhere. 0

Earth 2's wonders, Green Lantern, the Flash, and Dr. Fate prepare to engage the forces of Darkseid now led by Steppenwolf. Their sense of responsibility bumps heads with the World Army whom has plans of their own, and at the same time Batman has returned despite everyone knowing he died five years earlier. -summaryCollecting Earth 2 issues 13-16, 15.1 and Earth Annual #1 written by James Robinson. The world building continues as the World Army and the Wonders prepare to engage Steppenwolf, whom ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The wall crawler from the future returns to the present. 0

Miguel O' Hara aka Spider-Man 2099 found himself stranded in the year 2014 with no way home by Tyler Stone. He found himself working for Liz Allen in the company called Alchemax. He must now try to manage his double life as an employee for the soon to be corrupt organization and his adventures as Spider-Man. -summaryWhile many people have faulted DC for having way too many Superman carbon copies flying around. Marvel has been guilty of this as well, but I have to admit that they have done a bett...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ennis wraps this up in style. 0

The Punisher survived his final confrontation with Barracuda, by putting an axe in his chest and then blowing half his head off. Although Barracuda did have a reason for going after him, Punisher figures out that he was indeed tipped off. The Punisher must confront an enemy who knows his weakness, as well as possess extraordinary resources. -summaryWhen Marvel handed Garth Ennis the keys to the Punisher and gave him full creative freedom to work within the Marvel Max line. It may have been the b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Punisher vs. Barracuda: The final bloodbath. 0

The menacing mountain of muscle with a bad attitude named Barracuda has done what so many others have not been able to do, and that's survive a brutal confrontation with the Punisher. Barracuda returns with vengeance on his mind, and this time the scales are tipped heavily in his favor as he prepares for what he feels to be the final confrontation with the Punisher. -summaryBarracuda made his first appearance in Punisher MAX volume 6 as an enemy who appeared to be every bit as unstoppable as the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

When the wives seek retribution for their hubbies. 0

Five women have three things in common: 1) They're all widows. 2) They're husbands were killed by the Punisher. 3) They all want revenge. These women concoct a plan to do what Nicky Cavella, Barracuda, Zahkarov, Rawlings, and many others failed to do, kill the Punisher. They begin by reading Police and FBI reports to learn how these men all failed, and their master plan is to avoid all of these mistakes to put together a one shot deal to bury the Punisher. The one thing they learned for a fact, ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Live by the stone, die by the stone. 0

Frank Castle aka the Punisher sets up his own capture in order to infiltrate and destroy a crack operation. He learns that the Russians have put a bounty on his head and he intends to retaliate. On the other side of the Earth, an old enemy strikes a bargain with a Russian general Castle angered. This begins a confrontation between the two as they seek to trap and kill each other. -summaryI wasn't too fond of the previous volume simply because it partially abandoned the extremely dark personality...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Do you know what's more dangerous than a Barracuda? 0

The Punisher dispatches a small time coke dealing posse, and during the attack he rescues their prisoner by the name of Stephen. He has a very interesting story for the Punisher, which sees the vigilante travel to Florida in an attempt to take down a powerful company by the name of Dynaco. The boss of the company named Harry Ebbing possesses a secret weapon to deal with him. -summaryI've mentioned many times Garth Ennis is by far the best writer to ever pen Marvel's most notorious vigilante, who...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Five gems in a row by Ennis. 0

The Punisher is on the trail of an unfortunate drug trafficker who found his way into his gun sights. The target comes under fire by a lone woman whom is eventually chased into an alley and saved by the Punisher. When she awakens, the Punisher listens to her story and learns a lot of people will have to die to set things right. -summaryI have heard that Garth Ennis is not a fan of superheroes, to be even more correct, I've heard he doesn't like them at all, and he mainly prefers those closer to ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Battle with the Russians, plus return of Cavella. 0

The Punisher is on the trail of a recently released mob boss with intentions on putting him under. After the attack he's contacted by Nick Fury whom wants to send him on a mission to Russia. The mission is being backed by several US military top ranking officers, and they order one of their Delta Force operatives to tag along with Punisher. During the mission, they soon find themselves up against heavy resistance. -summaryGarth Ennis brings the pain with this second collection of Punisher MAX st...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The fatal spankings are taken to the MAX. 0

Frank Castle aka the Punisher is at war with the criminal element. He blames criminals in general for his family being gunned down. Now armed with his military training, vast arsenal, and determination, he takes the battle to those whom he deems worthy of being punished. No prisoners will be taken. -summaryFor those who may not know, Marvel founded their Max line which is an imprint of their company that features adult oriented comics not meant for the underage or feint of heart. These titles ha...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Seriously Marvel, what's up with that format? 0

The energy sucking vampire named Morlun has returned, and along with his family they are traveling across all dimensions with intentions on devouring all Spider-Men. Peter Parker is soon encountered by various Spider-Men, Spider-Girls, etc. to become their leader in this struggle for survival, since he's the only one among them to have ever killed Morlun, not only once but twice. The war of the Spider-Men begins. -summaryThe build up that began towards the closing of Superior Spider-Man which c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This nation declared war! 0

Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin puts his plan of takeover into action, and the results are devastating as he attacks New York City with his army. The attack is so quick and surprising that the Superior Spider-Man aka Otto Octavius is caught completely off guard. For the first time, he doesn't feel as confident as he should, and things only get worse as the Goblin makes the move to destroy his enemy for good. -summarySuperior Spider-Man was by far my favorite running series to come from the bi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This Spidey is back in black for the first time. 0

Agent Venom aka Flash Thompson is on the trail of a new Crimemaster, and he attempts to put an end to his operation. The Superior Spider-Man learns of the battle and he assembles his task force against it. This leads to a quick confrontation with Venom. Flash decides to visit Peter, and from here a plot against Flash takes place with disastrous results. -summaryIt was definitely a smart move by Dan Slott to bring Venom into the pages of The Superior Spider-Man. Before this story came into fruiti...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

When the future clashes with the present again. 0

The time stream is being ripped to pieces with the year 2099 being terribly effected and in danger of being wiped out. The Spider-man of that era, Miguel O' Hara, is forced to return to the Heroic Age once again to discover the anomaly. He once again encounters the original Spider-man, but learns quickly something is very different about him. -summaryThe Superior Spider-Man was the only storyline I followed by the issue during its original run, and the only reason for that is because the series ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.