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The goal of ComicSpectrum is to provide a one-stop reference for everything about & related to comics and comics culture.

‘Dawn of X’ X-Men Reboot (2019)

Rating: x/5 – Not All Things for All People, Your Mileage May Vary. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. After not reading Marvel’s X-Universe books regularly for several decades, I let Jonathan Hickman’s reboot have a try at pulling me back … Continue reading

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Spider-Man #1 & #2 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Decent “Marvel Elseworlds” that goes off on a tangent from normal Marvel continuity. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. This is the series that has been mostly publicized as a vehicle for JJ Abrams & his son Henry … Continue reading

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The Stan Lee Story (Taschen)

Rating: 5/5 – A Lavish & Thorough Treatment of Stan’s Life & Career. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. I’ll be up-front with the fact that I loaned lots of comic books and related material to Taschen for them to photograph … Continue reading

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Ghosted in L.A. #1 (BOOM! Box)

Rating: 5/5 – Making Friends in L.A. is Hard, but Daphne Gets Creative. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. The newest comic from creator/writer Sina Grace (Iceman, Not My Bag) is a story where the main character Daphne goes away to … Continue reading

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Batman Universe #1 (DC)

Rating: 4/5 – Awesome Reprinted Story with a Too-High Price Tag. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. Batman  Universe #1 reprints the Batman story written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington that was originally included in 100-Page Batman … Continue reading

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The Dark Age / Afterburn FCBD 2019 (Red 5 Comics)

Rating: 4/5 – Red 5 Spins Post-Apocalyptic Tales. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. In the opening pages of The Dark Age, a mysterious gray mist descends on the Earth and dissolves all metal to dust.  Society breaks down.  Then the … Continue reading

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Man and Superman 100 Page Super Spectacular (DC)

Rating: 5/5 – A Super Story Focusing on Clark Kent’s First Days in Metropolis. by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall. In his forward, Marv Wolfman says: “I may be totally deluded, but I truly believe this story is arguably the best … Continue reading

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