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The comic book industry wrapped up the month of May on an epic note. Marvel delivered the climax of Dan Slott’s long Amazing Spider-Man saga and a new Star Wars comic focused on Donald Glover’s Lando, while DC capped off Justice League: No Justice, launched Man of Steel and published a new chapter of Doomsday Clock.

Scroll down to check out our new reviews and thinkpieces, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review

Written by Dan Slott | Drawn by Various

“It’s hard to remember a time now when Dan Slott wasn’t writing Amazing Spider-Man. But we’ve finally come to the climax of a decade-long run, as Spidey fights a desperate battle against a villain comprised of two of his deadliest and most deranged foes. The execution is flawed as ‘Go Down Swinging’ reaches its conclusion, but some terrific character moments make up for those flaws.” -Jesse

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Doomsday Clock #5 Review


Written by Geoff Johns | Drawn by Gary Frank

“Reading Doomsday Clock can sometimes be a bizarre experience. It’s not just the sheer novelty of seeing the surviving cast of Watchmen bump elbows with the heroes and villains of the DC Universe, though that’s certainly part of it. It’s also the fact that the tone of this series is so much darker and more bleak than we’re seeing from the rest of DC’s comic line. Where books like Justice League: No Justice are embracing the hope and wonder that have fueled the DC Rebirth era, Doomsday Clock is showcasing the DCU at its most bleak and hopeless. With any other creative team I might worry that this story is steering the DCU in the wrong direction, but Geoff Johns and Gary Frank clearly have a purpose and an endgame in mind here.” -Jesse

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Justice League: No Justice #4 Review

Written by Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson & James Tynion IV | Drawn by Francis Manapul

“With some DC franchises, the initial luster of Rebirth has worn away with time and changing creative teams. But in the case of Justice League, the luster was never really there to begin with. This was the one corner of the DCU that actually seemed to get worse as a result of Rebirth. But if the No Justice miniseries has proven anything, it’s that one good story can completely turn things around.” -Jesse

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Man of Steel #1 Review


Written by Brian Michael Bendis | Drawn by Ivan Reis w/ Jason Fabok

“I wouldn’t blame anyone for approaching Man of Steel with mixed emotions. On one hand, this is the first major DC Comics project from writer Brian Bendis since signing an exclusive contract with the company late last year. That’s a pretty huge deal. On the other, the Superman franchise wasn’t exactly in need of a major status quo upheaval. For the past two years it’s been doing just fine in the capable hands of Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Dan Jurgens. But like it or not, big changes are brewing for Superman. The good news is that Man of Steel #1 suggests the character is still in capable hands.” -Jesse

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How Iron Man’s End Sets Up SHIELD’s Exciting Future at Marvel


“As a longtime Marvel Comics reader, this week was one of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s great seeing one of my favorite characters, Black Panther, getting such a bold overhaul in his new series. On the other, the release of Invincible Iron Man #600 (check out my review here) officially brought an end to writer Brian Michael Bendis’ Marvel career. Bendis has been a hugely influential force at Marvel for most of the past two decades, and it’s still strange to think of the company moving forward without him. The silver lining, though, is that he left Marvel with one final parting gift before making the jump to DC. Even as Bendis closes the door on Tony Stark’s current journey, he’s leaving Marvel with the opportunity to revitalize the SHIELD franchise.” -Jesse

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Jesse is a mild-mannered writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter, or Kicksplode on MyIGN.

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