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*All comics will be rated on a scale from 1 or 10*

Batman # 123
Ben Reilly: Spider-Man # 4
FirePower # 20
Hardware: Season One # 5
Maestro: World War M # 3
Monkey Prince # 4
Radiant Black # 14
The Rocketeer: The Great Race # 2
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Alpha # 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin # 5

Radiant Black # 14– One of Image Comics’ greatest superhero sagas (Well, I may be exaggerating just a little by saying that but it’s really good) continues to shine with every issue; Marshall has to be content with petty thieves and a villain using social media for his gain and yes, NFTs get a mention here (Not a big fan to be honest); Kyle Higgins’ scripting once again beings out the best in Radiant Black as he takes this issue’s street-level aspects only to bring out the best in the action sequences not to mention highlighting Marshall’s friendship with Nathan (I get the feeling that Higgins may have something cooking with Nathan that could spell ‘disaster’ for Marshall); Radiant Black delivers on both displaying the small factors as well as the huge “WTH” moments and with Marshall in the driver’s seat, this title is only getting bigger in terms of bringing in more readers.

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Alpha # 1– It’s always a great thing whenever Marvel decides to dust off Spider-Man 2099, sometimes to great effect but then there are times when it’s not so great (I’m looking directly at you, Timestream 2009/2099);
Imagine my surprise when I saw a new Spider-Man 2099 series out, only this time Miguel O’Hara’s new adventure is being scripted by Steve Orlando, not Peter David (Bummer!); The concept of Spidey 2099 going up against a new threat calling themselves The Cabal, who’s wreaking havoc on Nueva York, comes off as a great plot thread to get all eyes on this series but I feel like Orlando’s pacing and plotting works well for the X-Men books but feels out of place here, especially when it comes to writing an iconic character in Spider-Man 2099; Paul Fry’s artwork does its best when it comes to exhibiting the wonders of the world of 2099, giving it a distinctive yet dark feel to it that works to perfection. This series will take time for the readers to grow on and you’ll get a kick out of the ending where we see a Peter Parker connection that may or may not shock everyone (**NO SPOILERS**) and for Steve Orlando, let’s hope he can deliver on his writing to fully step out of the huge shadow left by Peter David.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin # 5 – This last issue may have taken its sweet time to come out but after reading it- It was worth it! Michelangelo’s battle with Foot Clan leader Oroku Hiroto (Who dons a living liquid armor that looks so much like Shredder) takes up most of this issue and I have to say that it exceeds the big time in terms of conducting a story that could leave anyone in tears, mainly the ending (**NO SPOILERS**); The Last Ronin is one of those rare series that did a great job of putting out a TMNT story that’s without a doubt one of the best stories to date.

Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.

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