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The Reapers: Revisiting Pretty Deadly Vol 1
Pretty Deadly #1
by Nola Pfau
Pretty Deadly #2
by Ashley Leckwold
Pretty Deadly #3
by Kat Overland
Pretty Deadly #4
by August Dawn

Out Cold: Iceman’s History in the Closet
The New Defenders #136 “Bodies and Souls!”
Iceman’s Time in the New Defenders, by Sara Century
Uncanny X-Men #319 “Untapped Potential”
Iceman’s Family Reunion, by Tim Maytom
X-Men #7 “The Return of The Blob!”
“If You Twist My Arm”, by Murphy Leigh
Uncanny X-Men #415 “Secrets”
Iceman, Northstar, and Chuck Austen, by Steve Foxe

Giant Days Year Three (Annotations)
Giant Days #19 “Summer Musical Festival”
Giant Days #20 “IKEA”
Giant Days #21 “The Break In”
by Steve Morris

A Year in the Big City by Charlotte Finn
Astro City #1 “Through Open Doors”
Astro City #2 “Welcome to HumanoGlobal”
Astro City #3 “Mistakes”
Astro City #4 “On The Sidelines”
Astro City #5 “Thumbtacks & Yarn”
Astro City #6 “Through Open Doors, Part Two”
Astro City #7 “The View From Above”
Astro City #8 “The View from The Shadows”
Astro City #9 “The View from the Heart”
Astro City #10 “Victory”
Astro City #11 “The Sorcerer’s Assistant”
Astro City #12 “The Deep Dark Woods”
Astro City #13 “Waltz of the Hours”

Spawn de Replay by Steve Morris
Spawn #1 “Questions Pt. 1”
Looking Back At Spawn #1
Spawn #2 “Questions Pt. 2”
What the Hell is a “Violator” Anyway?
Spawn #3 “Questions Pt. 3”
Moving on from Marvel

Batman’s Greatest Enemy
Detective Comics #571 “Fear For Sale”
Batman’s Greatest Enemy is… The Scarecrow, by Tom Shapira
Detective Comics #475 “The Laughing Fish”
Batman’s Greatest Enemy is… Romance, by Priya Sridhar
Batman #339 “A Sweet Kiss of Poison”
Batman’s Greatest Enemy is… Poison Ivy, by Philippe Leblanc
Detective Comics #404 “Who I Am, How I Came To Be”
Batman’s Greatest Enemy is… Joe Chill, by Gregory Paul Silber

Seven Critics of Victory
Seven Soldiers of Victory #0 “Weird Adventures”
by Chloe Maveal
Shining Knight #1 “The Last of Camelot”
Shining Knight #2 “Mood 7 Mind Destroyer”
Shining Knight #3 “The Perfect Knight Returns”
by Emma Houxbois
Manhattan Guardian #1 “Pirates of Manhattan”
Manhattan Guardian #2 “Homeless Superior”
Manhattan Guardian #3 “Siege at Century Hollow”
by Alex Lu
Zatanna #1 “Talking Backwards”
Zatanna #2 “A Book in the Beginning”
by Andrea Ayres
Klarion #1 “From This World To That Which Is To Come”
Klarion #2 “Badde”
Klarion #3 “The Deviant Ones”
by Steve Foxe

Spidey Roulette by Steve Morris
Amazing Spider-Man #524 “All Fall Down”
The Best and Worst of Peter Parker
Amazing Spider-Man #99 “A Day In The Life Of…”
The Golden Age Was A Political Age
Amazing Spider-Man #425 “The Chump, The Challenge and The Champion!”
Peter Parker’s Never Going to Grow Up
Amazing Spider-Man #673 “Spider-Island Epilogue: The Naked City”
The Changing Face of New York City
Amazing Spider-Man #112 “Spidey Cops Out!”
What if Aunt May Went Away?
Amazing Spider-Man #27 “Bring Back My Goblin To Me!”
Working With The Cops
Amazing Spider-Man #323 “Assault Rivals!”
Spider-Man’s International Incident
Amazing Spider-Man #242 “Confrontations!”
Thinking About The Mad Thinker
Amazing Spider-Man #419 “Beware The Black Tarantula!”
Tom DeFalco? Again?!

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Recent Pieces:

Batman Vol 3 #24 “Every Epilogue is a Prelude”
The Man Behind The Bat, by Terrence Sage

X-Men #1 “Rubicon”
The Fittest Comic Book Of All Time, by Claire Napier

Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #3
The Clockwork Construction of Locke & Key, by Avery Kaplan

Seven Little Sons of the Dragon “Wolves Don’t Lie”
Son, You’re a Werewolf, by William Moo

2000AD Prog #444 “Love Story”
Unhorny On Main: Asexuality in Judge Dredd, by Tom Shapira

Bitch Planet #3 “Too Big To Fail”
The Radical Fatness of Penny Rolle, by Samantha Puc

Prez #1 “Oh Say Does That Star Spangled Banner Yet Wave?”
Land of the (Eagle) Free, by James Leask

Sandman #31 “Three Septembers and a January”
Revisiting Sandman #31, by Kayleigh Hearn

Sandman #17 “Calliope”
Sandman’s “Calliope” in the #MeToo Era, by Kayleigh Hearn

The Invisibles #12 “Best Man Fall”
Fall of the Working Man, by Steve Morris

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The Shelf:

2000AD Prog 460 “Letter From A Democrat”
Democracy Is Not For The People, by Tom Shapira

Action Comics #15 “Evil’s Earliest Days”
Looking Back at The “Angry” Superman, by Alice Castle

Animal Man #5 “The Coyote Gospel”
A Gospel According to Grant Morrison, by Gregory Silber

Avengers Assemble #15.AU “Submit, Britannia!”
Complex Feelings About National Identity, by Kieran Shiach

Batman Vol. 1 #35 “Dinosaur Island!”
How Batman Got His Dinosaur, by Steve Morris

Batman Vol 2. #1 “Knife Trick”
Out With The Old, by Steve Morris

Batman Eternal (Recaps)
You can find the entire 52-issue run of Batman Eternal as recapped on Shelfdust by Steve Morris right here!

Batman: The Long Halloween by Steve Morris
The Long Halloween #1 “Halloween”
The Long Halloween #2 “Thanksgiving”
The Long Halloween #3 “Christmas”
The Long Halloween #4 “New Year’s Eve”
The Long Halloween #5 “Valentine’s Day”
The Long Halloween #6 “St. Patrick’s Day”
The Long Halloween #7 “April Fool’s Day”
The Long Halloween #8 “Mothers Day”
The Long Halloween #9 “Father’s Day”
The Long Halloween #10 “Independence Day”
The Long Halloween #11 “Roman Holiday”
The Long Halloween #12 “Labor Day”
The Long Halloween #13 “Halloween (Again)”

Boba Fett: Bounty on Bar-Kooda
The OG Mandalorian, or, How I Almost Learned To Love Boba Fett, by Dylan Todd

Bone #10 “The Great Cow Race”
The Finest Cow-Centric Chase in Comics, by Al Kennedy

Casanova: Avaritia #2 “What If It’s Never Enough?”
Casanova Is A F***ity Comic, by Daniel Elkin

The Champions by Steve Morris (Recaps)
The Champions #1 “The World Still Needs… The Champions!”
The Champions #2 “Whom The Gods Would Join…”
The Champions #3 “Assault on Olympus!”
The Champions #4 “Murder At Malibu!”
The Champions #5 “Murder Is A Man Called… RAMPAGE!”
The Champions #6 “Mad Dogs and Businessmen”
The Champions #7 “The Man Who Created the Black Widow!”

Christmas With The Super Heroes #2
Heroes for the Holidays, by Seb Patrick

Civil War: The Confession
Was It Worth It? by Matt O’Keefe

Steve Makes People Read Darkstar Comics
X-Men Unlimited #28″ A Plague Among Us”
The Darkest Star is Exposition, by Adam P. Knave
Captain America #352 “Refuge”
Who is Darkstar, and Why Does Anyone Like Her? by Gregory Paul Silber
The Incredible Hulk #259 “The Family That Dies Together”
Who Do You Think You Are, Darkstar? by Graeme McMillan

Detective Comics #574: My Beginning… and My Probable End
by Alice W. Castle

Die #1
Building the Deck, by Christian Hoffer

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor by Steve Morris (Recaps)
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #1 “The Pictures of Josephine Day”
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #2 “Music of the Spherions”
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #3 “The Silvering”
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #4 “Briarwood”
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #5 “A Matter of Life and Death”

Doom Patrol #63: Empire of Chairs
There Is A Better World, by Charlotte Finn

Eightball #23: The Death Ray
by Rob Clough

Female Furies #1: Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Bleeding
Darkseid Is… Just Another Man, by Steve Morris

FF #23: Run
Franklin Richards’ Rules for Reality, by Tiffany Babb

Giant Days Year One by Claire Napier (Annotations)
Giant Days (Year One) #1
Giant Days (Year One) #2
Giant Days (Year One) #3

Giant Days Year Two(Annotations)
Giant Days #1: Fresher’s Week
by Steve Morris with El Anderson and Clark Burscough
Giant Days #2: Fresher’s Flu
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #3: Bantserve
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #4: Daisy’s Birthday
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #5: Christmas Ball
by Clark Burscough
Giant Days #6: Northampton
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #7: First Year Exams
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #8: Friday Night Lights
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #9: Ed Vs The Student President
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #10: Big Lindsay
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #11: Election Day
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #12: Camping Trip
by Steve Morris with Clark Burscough
Giant Days #13: Esther Goes Home
by Claire Napier
Giant Days #14: House Hunting
by Claire Napier
Giant Days #15: Sheffield Film Festival
by Claire Napier
Giant Days 16: Susan’s Day of Dates
by Claire Napier
Giant Days #17: The Archaeology Dig
by Claire Napier
Giant Days #18: End of First Year
by Claire Napier and Kieron Gillen

Giant-Size X-Men #1 “Deadly Genesis!”
A New Generation Take the Lead, by David Canham

Gotham Central by Steve Morris (Essays)
Gotham Central #12 “Soft Targets Part 1”
Gotham Central #13 “Soft Targets Part 2”
Gotham Central #14 “Soft Targets Part 3”
Gotham Central #15 “Soft Targets Part 4”

The Annotated Gwenpool Strikes Back
Gwenpool Strikes Back #1
The Pervert’s Guide, by Chloe Maveal
Gwenpool Strikes Back #2
The Pervert’s Guide, by Avery Kaplan
Gwenpool Strikes Back #3
The Pervert’s Guide, by Chloe Maveal
Gwenpool Strikes Back #4
The Pervert’s Guide, by Avery Kaplan
Gwenpool Strikes Back #5
The Gentleman’s Guide, by Steve Morris with Avery Kaplan and Chloe Maveal

Hawkeye #3: Cherry
How Clothes Maketh the Hawkeyes, by Holly Raidl

Hellboy #6 “The Corpse”
Stolen Babies and Lost Histories, by Tom Shapira

House of M by Steve Morris (Recaps)
House of M #1
House of M #2
House of M #3
House of M #4
House of M #5
House of M #6
House of M #7
House of M #8

House of X / Powers of X by Steve Morris
House of X #1: The House That Charles Xavier Built
Powers of X #1: The Last Dream of Professor X
House of X #2: The Uncanny Life of Moira X
Powers of X #2: We Are Together Now, You and I
Powers of X #3: This Is What You Do
House of X #3: Once More Unto the Breach
House of X #4: It Will Be Done
Powers of X #4: Something Sinister
House of X #5: Society
Powers of X #5: For The Children
House of X #6: I Am Not Ashamed
Powers of X #6: House of X

Iceman
Iceman #6
Iceman #7
by Darkstar

Impulse #3: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Impulse Saves The DC Universe, by Steve Morris

Journey Into Mystery by Steve Morris (Essays)
Journey Into Mystery #622: Journey Into Mystery
Journey Into Mystery #623: Too Much Light Makes The Loki Go Blind
Journey Into Mystery #624: Feeling Hela Good
Journey Into Mystery #625: Bad Romance
Journey Into Mystery #626: How Low Can You Go?
Journey Into Mystery #626.1: A Penny Dreadful for Your Thoughts
Journey Into Mystery #627: So The Devil Walks Into A Bar….
Journey Into Mystery #628: Operation: Asgardian Storm
Journey Into Mystery #629: The Walls Come Tumbling Down…
Journey Into Mystery #630: The True Story of Fear Itself
Journey Into Mystery #631: Fear Itself: Aftermath
Journey Into Mystery #632: Hot Dogs!
Journey Into Mystery #633: The Terrorism Myth, Part One
Journey Into Mystery #634: The Terrorism Myth, Part Two
Journey Into Mystery #635: The Terrorism Myth, Part Three
Journey Into Mystery #636: The Terrorism Myth, Conclusion

Justice League: No Justice by Steve Morris (recaps)
Justice League: No Justice #1
Justice League: No Justice #2
Justice League: No Justice #3
Justice League: No Justice #4

Justice League of America #123: Where On Earth Am I?
by Graeme McMillan

The Manhattan Projects by Steve Morris (Essays)
The Manhattan Projects #1 “Infinite Oppenheimers”
The Manhattan Projects #2 “Rocket Man”
The Manhattan Projects #3 “The Bomb”

Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2 “Death Watch!”
by Steve Morris

Mockingbird #1
Opening The Puzzle Box, by Steve Morris

Monstress #1
Monstress Holds A Mirror To Our Worst Selves, by Laura Stump

New Warroulette by Al Kennedy
New Warriors #17 “Sore Winners”
Taking Down Terrax
New Warriors #13 “A World for The Winning”
Night Thrasher Vs The Sphinx
New Warriors #36 “The Scales of Justice”
Vance Astrovik – Dawn of Justice
New Warriors #4 “Genetech Potential”
Psionex Pstrike

No Mercy #9
A Stone In The Gut, by Nola Pfau

OMAC #1 “Brother Eye And Buddy Blank”
OMAC Warned Us Of The World That’s Coming, by Graeme McMillan

Omega The Unknown #1
The World May Confuse You, by Osvaldo Oyola

Original Sin by Steve Morris (Recaps)
Original Sin #0: Who Is The Watcher?
Original Sin #1: Who Shot The Watcher?
Original Sin #2: Who Holds The Eye?
Original Sin #3: Answers At All Costs!
Original Sin #4: Trust No One!
Original Sin #5: What is The Unseen?
Original Sin #6: Who Pulled The Trigger?
Original Sin #7: The Last Battleground
Original Sin #8: The Final Judgement!

The Punisher Vol 7 (MAX)
Punisher #28 “The Slavers”
Getting In The Guts of Exploitation, by Kelly Kanayama

Royals #1: Another Future Song
By Steve Morris

Sex Criminals #10 “Alone Together”
On Feeling Seen in Unexpected Moments, by Samantha Puc

The Spirit “The Last Trolley”
Eisner’s Radical Noirish Style, by Colin Smith

Superman #76 “The Mightiest Team on Earth!”
by Steve Morris

Superman #400 “The Living Legends of Superman”
by Seb Patrick

Teen Titans #10 “The Secret Lives of Parents”
Gay or At-lan-tean? DC Needs to Get Their Aqualad Straight, by Justin Carter

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 “How To Say Goodbye and Mean It”
by Steve Morris

Ultimate Nightmare #5
The Ultimate Universe’s Ultimate Decompression, by Steve Morris

Uncanny X-Men by Steve Morris (Essays)
Uncanny X-Men #501 “All Tomorrow’s Parties”
Uncanny X-Men #42 “If I Should Die…!”
Uncanny X-Men #543 “Fear Itself, Part Four”
Uncanny X-Men #15 “Prisoners of the Mysterious Master Mold”
Uncanny X-Men #391 “Dad”
Uncanny X-Men #9 “Enter The Avengers”
Uncanny X-Men #227 “The Belly of the Beast”
Uncanny x-Men #420 “Dominant Species – Conclusion”
Uncanny X-Men #337 “Know Thy Enemy”
Uncanny X-Men #309 “…When the Tigers Come at Night!”
Uncanny X-Men #499 “X-Men Divided, Part Four”
Uncanny X-Men #201 “Duel”

Uncanny X-Men #428 “The Draco, Part 1”
How Did We Get Here? by Steve Morris

Watchmen
Watchmen #1: At Midnight, All The Agents…
by Priya Sridhar
Watchmen #2: Absent Friends
by Rosie Knight
Watchmen #3: The Judge of All The Earth
by Chloe Maveal
Watchmen #4: Watchmaker
by Suzette Chan
Watchmen #5: Fearful Symmetry
by Sasha Fraze
Watchmen #6: The Abyss Gazes Also
by Kelly Kanayama
Watchmen #7: A Brother To Dragons
by Nola Pfau
Watchmen #8: Old Ghosts
by Charlotte Finn
Watchmen #9: The Darkness of Mere Being
by Samantha Puc
Watchmen #10: Two Riders Were Approaching
by Kayleigh Hearn
Watchmen #11: Look On My Works, Ye Mighty
by Tiffany Babb
Watchmen #12: A Stronger Loving World
by Sara Century

We3
We3 #1
From a Dog Owner’s Perspective, by Chase Magnett
We3 #2
From a Cat Owner’s Perspective, by J. A. Micheline
We3 #3
From a Rabbit Owner’s Perspective, by Emma Lawson

The Wicked + The Divine #13 “Commercial Suicide”
Seeing My Story Retold, by Muireann McGlynn

Wolverine Vol 3
Wolverine #1: Brotherhood, Part 1
by Gary Moloney

Wolverine Vol 4 by Steve Morris (Recaps)
Wolverine: The Road to Hell
Wolverine #1: Wolverine Goes To Hell Part One
Wolverine #2: Wolverine Goes To Hell Part Two
Wolverine #3: Wolverine Goes To Hell Part Three
Wolverine #4: Wolverine Goes To Hell Part Four
Wolverine #5: Wolverine Goes To Hell Part Five

WWE: Then. Now. Forever
by Steve Morris

X-Men Vol 5 by Steve Morris
X-Men #1 “Pax Krakoa”
Run, Polaris, Run!
X-Men #2 “Summoner”
Good Old Fashioned Family Fun
X-Men #3 “Hoardeculture”
The Secret Power of Emma Frost

X-Factor #87 “X-Aminations”
A Modern Day Cross X-Amination, by Dan Grote

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