Eammon Jacobs's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Heroes Direct Reviews: 232
8.6Avg. Review Rating

9.7
All-Star Batman #1

Aug 10, 2016

So to summarise, All-Star Batman #1 is easily our favourite new Batman story this year. It's funny, it's violent and completely captivating. Two-Face and Harvey Dent are easily distinguishable to begin with, but we can't help but think those lines will begin to blur soon enough. We'll be anticipating #2 greatly.

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9.4
All-Star Batman #2

Sep 14, 2016

Long story short, if you're a Batman fan and you're not readingAll-Star Batman #2, why? Honestly, we couldn't recommend this enough.

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9.4
All-Star Batman #3

Oct 13, 2016

We're still not keen on Duke's outfit however. He still looks like the Gold-Bat Ranger.

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9.7
All-Star Batman #4

Nov 9, 2016

If you've ever been a fan of Bruce Wayne –All-Star Batman #4 is part of a story you should not be missing. Everything about this series is absolutely stellar. The writing, the art and the characters are all completely enthralling. It's hard not to get wrapped up in the struggle between Bruce and Harvey. They both manipulate each other, they both strive to out manoeuvre the other in an attempt at escape – only to wind up in the same situation as before. It seems like it could become repetitive, but it just keeps the audience firmly in it's grasp at all times. We're completely head over heels for All-Star Batman.

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9.7
All-Star Batman #5

Dec 28, 2016

This story doesn't miss a single beat. If we had to recommend one series out of the Rebirth event, it's All-Star Batman.

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9.6
All-Star Batman #6

Jan 12, 2017

But the most impressive part ofAll-Star Batman #6 is actually the art and the layout of the issue. It completely stands out from the majority of mainstream comics. The art is aptly like a blizzard that blows across the page, and whilst it times it almost feels disorientating – it adds to the disturbing nature of how Freeze uses his frozen victims to his advantage. You also won't find any speech bubbles in this issue either. The text floats around the characters as they snarl their lines across at each other. We were blown away by the first 5 issues, it looks like the latest instalment is going to change the game completely. If you're a comic book fan, let alone a fan of Batman, you need to be reading this series.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #1

Jun 24, 2016

We'd love to see some other heroes cross over into Aquaman's story, especially someone like Wonder Woman, who has her own experiences with dealing with lost civilisations. We're intrigued as to where Aquaman #1 will lead to, but we're not exactly captivated like we have been with other #1 issues.

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9.3
Aquaman (2016) #2

Jul 8, 2016

Overall, Aquaman#2 is a very good read. A character that has been the butt of jokes for decades is well and truly back to an impressive standard. Hopefully the writers keep up this quality of writing throughout the rest of Aquaman's Rebirth run, because it could turn out being one of the better ones out of the huge list. Don't dismiss the King of Atlantis anymore folks, Arthur Curry is well and truly back.

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9.2
Aquaman (2016) #3

Aug 2, 2016

That said, he still maintains to be a light hearted character with humour and optimism. And this seems to be a running theme with all of DC Comics Rebirth titles at the moment. They're all consistently trying to fit in and reignite the legacy of heroes that was essentially lost during The New 52.

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9.1
Aquaman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

Arthur specifically says that he's not going to resist, to show that he's willing to co-operate with the Government. Smart move. Except Mera decides to break him out instead… causing them to look guilty. It seems a little odd that the writers would make this huge point of Arthur being co-operative in negotiations, for him to then completely go back on his word. It just seemed very out of character.

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8.8
Aquaman (2016) #5

Aug 18, 2016

So far, Aquaman's solo series has been one of the most intriguing of the current DC run – it just fits in well with our current global state in terms of politics. Whilst it's not as lovable as other titles like Green Arrow or Nightwing – it makes for seriously compelling reading. If you like the idea of superheroics mixed with a political drama, do not miss this series.

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9.2
Aquaman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

Overall, the plot of Aquaman #6 begins to spread it's wings bigger than the political side of the confrontation. The series didn't stretch out that side of the plot too long, and spent enough time exploring it to become unique. The writers have really created a thoroughy interesting take on the King of Atlantis and so far, we can't get enough. And now that they've pushed Black Manta back into a position of power – it's only a matter of time before his villainous schemes kick-start back to life once more. Although now the question remains, who framed Aquaman?

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8.7
Aquaman (2016) #7

Sep 25, 2016

What is refreshing to see in Aquaman#7 is we actually see him in his role as a king. Usually we're used to seeing the Atlantean as part of the Justice League or just fighting with Black Manta. But this series has been excellent in showing Arthur as a skilled diplomat. In his defence, he's made every right choice in dealing with his situation at hand. We're intrigued to see how he handles a disaster on his home turf in the coming issue – it's likely that it'll change the entire dynamic he has with the Atlanteans. Aquaman is proving to have one of the most interesting Rebirth runs that DC can boast about.

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5.0
Aquaman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

Then there's the monster of the issue. Yes, it obviously has larger plot ties to N.E.M.O. and Black Manta, butAquaman #8 doesn't really acknowledge that at all. And then the supposed twist mid-way through the issue is hugely overrated and feels thrown in for the sake of it. Plus, he looks like Chewbacca and King Kong had a lovechild… no one needs to see that. It's a very odd choice of antagonist for a series that has excelled in crafting genuinely captivating, three-dimensional heroes and villains. So whilst the rest of the series has been absolutely superb so far, I guess the streak had to stop somewhere – and that place is here. It just doesn't live up to the other 7 issues.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #9

Oct 24, 2016

We're a little disappointed that Mera has been relegated to a very odd sub-plot, as she would've definitely been able to provide somewhat of an emotional compass throughout the fight. But at least we got to see a few moments of development on behalf of Murk. We like the concept of Aquaman standing away from the Justice League, and it was done expertly in the beginning of the series. It's just a shame that the integrity of that plotline doesn't carry through to every single issue. Overall, the conflict was at least entertaining across the issue, and the ideas behind Aquaman work well – it's just a shame that the villain wasn't up to scratch.

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9.1
Aquaman (2016) #10

Nov 3, 2016

Whilst you might be a little disappointed that a comic calledAquaman #10 doesn't actually feature the King of Atlantis himself – it's refreshing to have a break from Arthur Curry's brooding and politics based thinking. Don't get us wrong, the beginning of this solo series was one of the best stories we've read in a long time. But further down the line it seemed to lose steam. This is the issue that might reignite the series and put it back on track to a dsolid resolution. Although we haven't seen Black Manta in a while, so we should expect some treachery and deceit coming our way very soon. Overall – we lovedAquaman #10, it showcased Mera and her abilities in the best way. If there was any ever doubt that the Queen couldn't handle her own, she punches it in the face during this issue.

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9.2
Aquaman (2016) #11

Dec 22, 2016

Black Manta's plan becomes clear at the end of the issue, and it spells disaster for Atlantis…and America. It's an interesting place to leave the story off on, and immediately grips the audience for the next instalment. The Aquaman series has been one of our favourites coming out of the Rebirth event. AndAquaman #11 is no exception. It ties up plot points, and brings in some more. It's an issue that actually doesn't actually have the hero do much. But it certainly solidifies his role in the DC Universe. Say goodbye to “the creepy fish guy”. And say hello to the King of Atlantis.

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8.8
Aquaman (2016) #12

Dec 22, 2016

It's a very action heavy issue, but it also looks at the politics of two states engaging each other in a war. What's impressive about Aquaman #12, is the accountability that comes with Arthur's mantle of King. The other members of the Justice League are all vigilantes and superheroes, but none are royalty. That's probably why the America government were so quick to point the finger when it came to the attacks. Even from a political view, this story still finds ways to be impressive. Is it possible that this series is a political message of some kind? We're not sure, but it's great to see that the writing doesn't shy away from coming to the series with a real-world approach. We're loving Aquaman's Rebirth series, and this issue is no exception.

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8.9
Aquaman (2016) #13

Dec 29, 2016

The ramifications of the issue sees a target placed upon Arthurs head, and it's only going to get worse from here. Although whilst it's great to see the creation of new villainous types for him to go up against, we can't help but feel the Aquamarines are being dragged out a little – similar to how ‘Shaggyman' was several issues back. Aside from that, the writing of this story from Dan Abnett is nothing short of cleverly brilliant. The political real world approach to the character works wonders. And it's one of those rare comics where we can't quite see where a resolution will evolve from. One thing's for certain though, Arthur Curry's world will never be the same again.

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8.9
Aquaman (2016) #14

Jan 7, 2017

The ending of the issue bring us full circle back to Black Manta and the nefarious N.E.M.O. Whilst we get a peek into their plans for the rest of the world it's likely that the King of Atlantis will put an end to it before they can even act. Our only worry is how this story will tie up. Hopefully it's not rushed, because the political aspect of this series has been one of the best parts of it without a doubt. Overall,Aquaman #14 is action packed and is a worthy addition to the series so far.

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7.3
Aquaman: Rebirth #1

Jun 20, 2016

Whilst the writing of the issue isn't necessarily sloppy, it's not exactly up to the standards set by the Green Arrow and Flash issues. Overall, it's a good read but only leaves us slightly interested in what's to come for the Atlantean.

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7.8
Batgirl (2016) #1

Aug 1, 2016

If he's along for the ride, it should make for a light-hearted comic. The dynamic between the two is definitely one to keep an eye on. If they're just best friends, it'll work a treat – but we're still unsure as to whether a romantic relationship should be on the cards for them. If it overwhelmed the main storyline – we can't say we'd want to see it. Keep the plot focussed on Batgirl, and not about any love interests.

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9.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

Sep 14, 2016

It also expertly looks at Batgirl herself, as she attempts to take back an old identity of hers. But she also struggles to crawl out from under the shadow of the Bat. She's looked down on by a lot of characters who just see her as a silly little girl. But it's quite clear that she's anything but. And whilst the issue does spend the time getting to know Huntress and Black Canary a little more – it most definitely revolves around Barbara Gordon the most. And we're really not complaining. She has some of the best moments acrossBatgirl and the Birds of Prey #2, and we loved it. If DC Comics do anything this year, it's to carry on this badass series.

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8.6
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

Jul 20, 2016

The end of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1 teases this new hacker villain for the team to fight, but her identity is still a mystery. We don't doubt that she'll have some personal connection to at least one of the team, most likely Batgirl. We're loving the style of the comic, with plenty of action, leather costumes and badass women kicking ass and taking names. What's not to love? We can't wait for the solo series to properly kick off, as it could end up being one of the better series in DC Comics' current run.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #1

Jun 24, 2016

Batman #1 reminds us of everything that we love about the hero, he doesn't hesitate to jump into the middle of disaster and put his own life on the line. It also points out to the reader that in a world of superheroes, metahumans and aliens – Batman is just one man. But he's quite possibly more inspiring than any of the other heroes that DC relies on. The only downside to the story, is that we're itching to find out more on the Rebirth element of the DC Universe. Whilst this issue skips that storyline – we're hoping that they pick it up soon.

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8.7
Batman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

But, we don't doubt that sooner or later Bruce will discover something that won't sit right with him about the two new heroes. It might have something to do with the re-introduction of Hugo Strange and Amanda Waller. Are these two Gotham-centric heroes part of a new brain washed task force? Strange is shown to be skilled at brainwashing, so could they have been programmed to be heroic? Only time will tell.

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8.7
Batman (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

We're loving the new Batman series, and it's proving to be highly entertaining. Whilst it's new heroes are still a little weaker, we're slowly becoming increasingly interested in their characters. Hopefully they end up becoming a more integral part of saving Gotham.

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8.7
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

Our favourite moment in Batman#4 isGeneral Lane insisting Batman couldn't get into the building, only for Waller to tell him that he was stood behind him. It's a brilliant moment that just perfectly captures everything great about the Dark Knight. Of course he can get in, he's Batman. The issue itself is a brilliantly drawn piece of art. With some of the pieces throwing back to the noir style in classic comics. The Batman story is only getting better as it goes along.

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8.7
Batman (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

All in all, the writers do a great job of tying up this story with Batman #5, whilst simultaneously leaving it open to further expansion. We can't wait to see what they do next.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

The end of Batman #6 tees up multiple storylines in an attempt to save Gotham Girl's fragile mental state, including characters like Bane, Suicide Squad and Amanda Waller. It certainly has us looking forward to future issues if they're combining the Squad and Batman on a joint story. The writing on this current series has been absolutely spot on, and we can't wait to see what's next. Although we can't say that we're keen on how much Duke has been sidelined through the rebirth series, he hasn't really left the Bat-Cave. His parts in the story seem to revolve around being sat at the computer whilst bats is out saving the city. Hopefully he starts to become a more integral part of the plot.

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9.2
Batman (2016) #7

Sep 22, 2016

This issue proves that Batman will always be one of the best characters that DC can boast about. It's a prime example of dropping Bruce in a situation that is completely unexpected and over his head and he'll handle it with ease. Overall, it's an action packed issue that doesn't skimp out on showcasing the best of Batman. It's a genuine thrill ride from start to finish, whilst still managing to explore an intriguing plot. It masterfully raises questions to bring it's reader's back for more, and we can't wait to see where it leads. What else does Hugo Strange have up his sleeve?

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8.0
Batman (2016) #8

Oct 19, 2016

In terms of adventure,Batman #8 is a thrill ride. It manages to be fast paced and is constantly moving, leaping and flying across the Gotham City skyline. But aside from that, the plot isn't really that adventurous. It's all things that we've seen before a hundred times. Don't get us wrong – it's still entertaining, but it doesn't further the story in any real way. We're still no closer to finding out why Hugo Strange created all these monsters – or to what end. Maybe it'll become clearer in the next issue.

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8.2
Batman (2016) #9

Oct 20, 2016

It's certainly pushing into new territory that's for sure. Because whilst Batman's had several run-ins with the team over numerous stories, him taking over and forming his own version is a risky but hugely captivating move. This portion ofBatman #9 doesn't particularly flow very well and is obviously just a stepping stone to bigger things. Although the issue does manage to shock and surprise the reader in a genuinely inventive way. So even though it's not the greatest Batman issue ever, we're intrigued to see where his new partnership leads.

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8.9
Batman (2016) #10

Nov 19, 2016

Catwoman surprisingly proves to be the most intriguing part of the story. She's not visually featured all that much inBatman #10. But her narration gives some back story as to how she became the vicious but undeniably lovable anti-hero. Pasted across Batman's tortured journey through Santa Prisca, this narration is a swift juxtaposition that manages to do two jobs at once. Detail just how hard these vigilantes lives have been, and also shows how far they've come since their childhoods. WhilstBatman #10 isn't massively plot heavy, and is more of a set up issue – it does provide the audience with some much needed character development.

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9.2
Batman (2016) #11

Nov 25, 2016

Catwoman is the real break out star ofBatman #11. Her involvement in the finale of the issue is both cause for concern and truly shows off her character traits. She's looking out for number one, and doesn't have time to care about anyone else. And the final betrayal in the issue doesn't surprise us in the slightest, but in the split second that it happens – it catches the audience off guard. It doesn't allow the story to be too simple and allows character dynamics to shift considerably. We genuinely can't wait to see where the series goes from here.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #12

Dec 22, 2016

Annoyingly though,Batman #12 is most definitely a filler issue. It doesn't really further the main plot in any way, apart from making Catwoman's betrayal that little bit harder hitting. Overall, this is the one dropped beat in the series so far, which has been consistently quite entertaining. And we're still intrigued as to where the rest of the story will lead. This particular issue might read better in a collected edition, to give the reader a break from the non-stop action in the previous issues. Unfortunately as a single issue, it becomes a little disappointing. Whilst the action and art is still brilliant, we won't blame you if you skipBatman #12, and wait for the next instalment.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #13

Dec 23, 2016

The end of Batman #13, involving bubblegum, was a little comical. It felt slightly mismatched given the weighty style of the series. But, for the rest of the fantastic issue – we'll let it go. Especially since Bane seems to have regressed back to his original mind set before the Pirate had his powers on him. There's no doubt in our minds that he'll be back. This series occasionally misses a beat, but when it does – it really delivers. Luckily, this issue redeems the previous one's mistakes. Each team member made up a piece of the puzzle, and once they're brought together, it works wonders. Whilst it's not quite as good as the current All-Star Batman series, if you're a fan of the Caped Crusader – don't neglect this story.

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8.9
Batman (2016) #14

Jan 6, 2017

This story doesn't take itself too seriously, and makes use of a slew of comically named villains that the duo quickly dispatch. It makes for an entertaining buffer between the sub-plot and the development of the Cat and the Bat. Usually, filler issues tend to be a little average. However, ‘Rooftops' proves to be an interesting character arc that isn't afraid to let it's characters get closer than we've seen before. Given the dramatic few issues involving Bane and Santa Prisca,Batman #14 gives the vigilantes the break they needed. If you're looking for some well written superhero relationship drama – this is probably your best pick.

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8.7
Batman (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

Batman #15 expertly shows us the decades long dance between the Cat and the Bat by showing us their past in different art styles – stretching all the way back to the classic Golden Age look. It seems like their relationship will be one constant in the DC Universe that's for sure. But this issue does a great way of pushing that forward in a genuinely compelling manner. Intertwining it with a larger plot was definitely a great idea, and we can only imagine where the pairs paths will cross in the future. Overall, it might not be one of the most inventive Batman stories ever written, but it does give us an insight into a less steely and emotionally vulnerable caped crusader.

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5.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #14

Jul 11, 2016

We loved the inclusion of Barbara Gordon, and seeing the older version of this much loved characters certainly is a treat for fans. She's working with Tim in the Batcave, and seems a little skeptical of integrating Matt into the team. Which is understandable. The other annoying part of Batman Beyond #14 is that we don't see either of the two suit up throughout the issue. Whilst we got to see Batman in action in the flashback sequence, there's not much in present day to keep the reader interested. In that respect, the issue felt like a filler between bigger parts of the overall story.

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8.3
Batman Beyond (2015) #15

Aug 9, 2016

It's an enjoyable issue, even if it ends rather abruptly. But, it's an ending that will certainly reel you in for the next instalment.

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8.5
Batman Beyond (2015) #16

Sep 7, 2016

It's been a decent series, and whilst it missed a couple of beats here and there " Batman Beyond #16 did a great job of tying up the story. The reunion between Matt and Terry was a brilliant character moment that has been a long time coming. Although we can't help but feel like the writers might be teasing that Matt could suit up as his own vigilante very soon. Perhaps something will happen in the Rebirth series that will warrant him to step up. It's an entertaining series that finished nicely.

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9.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #2

Nov 26, 2016

Terry's part in the story, albeit a little minimal, was very slick. His appearance in the final few pages was genuinely quite brilliant once the audience is made aware of it. Overall,Batman Beyond #2 is actually a very good issue considering there isn't much of the eponymous hero himself in it. Whilst this is largely down to a brand new story featuring Bruce Wayne, we loved McGinnis' entrance in the finale. This series is showing a lot of potential, and could end up being one of the best in the Rebirth run. Keep your eye on this one.

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9.0
Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1

Oct 8, 2016

Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1 does a perfect job of introducing new readers to the character and what he's about. The issue dips it's toes into the main plot for the rest of the solo series, but doesn't give too much away. It's a welcome return to the return of Neo-Gotham. It even manages to delve into the relationship between Terry and his brother, Matt. So all in all, this is one of the better Rebirth titles to come from DC Comics, and we can't wait to see what they do with the solo series from here on out.

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8.9
Catwoman: Election Night #1

Nov 12, 2016

There's an appearance from everyone's favourite ‘World's Greatest Detective'; Batman. He helps out in Catwoman's investigation into Penguin and his schemes to “build a wall.” Yeah, we weren't kidding when we said it's got an obvious political message. Whilst Penguin isn't really given anything thoroughly interesting to do, he's a good choice for the villain of the issue. Especially given things that are happening on Gotham right now. It's that kind of synergy between comics and tv shows that proves that DC know what they're doing. Overall,Catwoman: Election Night #1 is a great read, and provides an interesting look through the eyes of Selina Kyle.

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9.0
Civil War II #0

May 23, 2016

The zero issue for Civil War II does exactly what it's meant to, it teases us with the storyline for the rest of the series, whilst still being a neat little story on it's own.

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8.0
Civil War II #1

Jun 3, 2016

Whilst we have alot of faith in Bendis, this first issue is a little rushed. But, we can't wait for the next one.

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9.1
Cyborg: Rebirth #1

Sep 7, 2016

Whilst Cyborg has sometimes been seen as one of the weaker elements of the Justice League, Cyborg: Rebirth #1cements his role as a badass in his own right. Whilst the villain of the issue wasn't actually that compelling to read apart from his narration – the overall bad guy seemed to tee up something very very big for the future of the series. We won't spoil what that is exactly, but it's going to change the dynamic for Cyborg's relationship with a very integral person in his life.Cyborg: Rebirth #1 is the perfect starting point for the character's solo series.

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8.0
DC Comics: Bombshells #51

Jul 11, 2016

If you fancy a break from the heavily complicated and dark continuity of mainstream DC Comics, Bombshells#51

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9.0
Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

Aug 10, 2016

If you're looking for a new starting point to get into the character, check out Deathstroke: Rebirth #1. It's a brilliant character analysis of a hugely popular DC Comics legend.

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8.7
Divinity III: Komandar Bloodshot #1

Dec 24, 2016

Kommandar Bloodshot #1 even widens the universe slightly by introducing Livewire and the idea of Psiots into this Communist-altered universe. It makes the audience wonder – where is everyone else from the Valiant Universe? Who else is yet to appear? Valiant Comics will definitely have some surprises up their sleeves before this event is over that's for sure. So far, we've been pretty impressed by the Divinity III event – and we're only two issues in! (See what we thought of the main issue right here.)Kommandar Bloodshot #1 is definitely one to keep your eye on. It might just be the most brutal and unrelenting story yet.

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9.0
Divinity III: Stalinverse #2

Jan 21, 2017

The depth of this series is genuinely quite fantastic. Utilising characters and plot elements that have clearly been slowly put in place with precision by Valiant over the past few years. Even just their placing of Divinity and Myshka shows the mindfulness of their individual stories. Whilst the comic company can boast about their superhero comics, this is a different kind of beast. It's a political parable, it's a vision and it's downright brilliant. Their aren't that many flashy costumes in the series, everything looks practical and brutal. It's fair to say thatStalinverse #2 is part of something bigger. It's definitely a game changer. It raises the bar for storytelling and propelling characters in a unique manner. Should you be reading Divinity III: Stalinverse? Without a doubt.

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5.3
Evil Heroes #1

Aug 28, 2016

Fingers crossed that this becomes something special, especially since the concept is intriguing.

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5.0
Evil Heroes #2

Oct 4, 2016

In terms of the actual plot – it's starting to move into it's own territory rather than a straight up mirror image of the Justice League. The ending sees the ‘Vampire Queen' Zyana come up with a plan to hunt down the rest of the human race. Lovely. But at least the writers are developing it a little further than we previously thought. Unfortunately, this doesn't save the rest ofEvil Heroes #2. Hopefully they introduce something truly intriguing to save this story other wise it's going to nose dive rapidly. The concept of the story is cool, but the execution is not.

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5.2
Evil Heroes #3

Nov 12, 2016

The issue ends with a cliffhanger, including a monster that looks like a humanised version of Doomsday. But given that Chaos has seemingly unlimited power – surely he can just slaughter as many people as he likes? It just seems pointless to bring in a monster when the New Gods themselves are more than capable themselves of carrying out their plans. It feels like the writers didn't really have a direction for these characters and this was their way of adding a fresh dynamic to the story. Unfortunately, it doesn't really add anything to it. We're not saying that we really don't likeEvil Heroes #3, but we really don't.

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9.2
Flash (2016) #1

Jun 24, 2016

We already know that the villain of the new series will be a speedster named ‘Godspeed', who has been described simply as a ‘killer'. We don't know whether this means he's a serial killer or just a murderer. Not that either of those two things are qualities anyone looks for in an ideal character. However, we don't think that the cliffhanger actually involves this new speedster. The writers will probably save that for #2.

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8.2
Flash (2016) #2

Jul 14, 2016

If there are hundreds of Speedsters in Central City, things are soon going to run awry. Not all of those people will be good afterall. If the speedforce has chosen each one of them then there's definitely a reason behind it. But we can't help but draw comparisons to the recent Spider-Man story, Spider-Island, when everyone in New York gained the same powers as the webslinger. And that didn't end well either. Will The Flash go down a similar route? Only time will tell.

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9.2
Flash (2016) #3

Jul 27, 2016

We also find it interesting that Dr. Carver seemingly set the storm off – and then had a training centre ready for these new speedsters. Is he planning to build an army of new villains from them? Is it possible that he's Godspeed? We're going to have to wait to find out. One thing we do know for certain, is that The Flash#3 is a visually beautiful issue. The colours pop from the page in a bright explosion of superheroic costumes and events. Whilst the main plot is only just beginning, we can't wait to see where it ends up. Who do you think Godspeed is?

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8.9
Flash (2016) #4

Aug 10, 2016

The Flash#4 is another instalment in a brilliant series, you don't want to miss this.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #5

Aug 24, 2016

Whilst we have no concrete proof that Godspeed is August, we'll slowly but surely learn his true identity over the course of the next few issues.

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9.2
Flash (2016) #6

Sep 14, 2016

Barry catches up to August after finding out that August's brother's killer was murdered by Godspeed. Putting two and two together and confronting August until he suits up as Godspeed. Oh dear. That's another friend of Barry's that has betrayed him becoming a villain. We're not sure how much more Barry can take at this point. We can't wait to see where the series continues.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #7

Oct 4, 2016

We also get a touching scene between Wally and Barry, as Barry teaches the younger speedster how to use his powers. In a similar way to how Meena did, and it's a touching moment. When Wally reveals how helpless he feels about the entire situation, it sparks a thought off in Barry's brain. It's that kind of teacher/brotherly relationship that is reignited from the classic comics that this series needed. It's not that it was lacking without it, but it makes it that much stronger.The Flash #7 is everything we could want from this series – and if you're not reading this, you're most definitely missing out.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #8

Oct 13, 2016

We also have to talk about great it is to see Wally and Barry back together side by side once again. The writers also did themselves a favour by getting the issue with Iris out of the way first instead of dragging it out for too many issues. That gives them more room to explore fresh perspectives and storylines instead of hashing out things we've seen hundreds of times before. All in all,The Flash #8 is a brilliant ending to this storyline, even it's not quite finished. We've no doubt that plot strands will stretch across into the next portion of Barry's life. If you're a fan of The Flash, this is one for you.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #9

Nov 9, 2016

If The Flash #9 focused more on being it's own entity rather than an exuberant chess piece, it might have been a little more entertaining. Having said that, it was still great to finally see the two Kid Flashes interact and actually talk about their back grounds and emotions in an explorative way. Hopefully, the writers continue the Rebirth story a little further in the run.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #10

Nov 9, 2016

The story and villain itself definitely deals with something mysterious and otherworldly – and he's supposedly an old foe that has come back in a similar way that the original Wally has. Which is an interesting take on the mythos of the series, if heroes can return from a lost history – why not villains? The Shade stalks Central City, and he certainly looks creepy and intimidating. By the end of The Flash #10it's clear what kind of direction the plot is going, as Wally's been set up in a damsel in distress role. Likely for Barry or the original Wally to save. Hopefully, that will be the course correct that the series needs.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #11

Nov 25, 2016

The Flash #11 also takes the Barry + Iris relationship and flips it on its head at the end of the issue. It's certainly going to cause a headache for Barry and Wally, that's for sure. But at least her new role doesn't allow her character to get boring and stale. They've at least changed it up a little. Although she is in something of a damsel in distress role, which is a little disappointing. But hopefully the narrative will take this and play with it. Joshua Williamson is a brilliant writer, so there's no doubt in our mind that he has some tricks up his sleeve. Overall,The Flash #11 takes our heroes to new territories that prove to really shake things up in future issues – don't miss this.

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8.9
Flash (2016) #12

Dec 17, 2016

The art of this series consistently blows us away. The colours and the style that the characters are drawn in make them jump across the page. Everything is meticulously coloured as the light (or the shadows) hit the heroes, and it looks absolutely bloody gorgeous. Overall,The Flash #12 is another great instalment of the series. It's written brilliantly, and although it misses a couple of beats with Iris and Hope – it still proves to be a refreshing storyline. It plays a small role in the Rebirth event, and it's definitely a sign of things to come.

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8.7
Flash (2016) #13

Dec 28, 2016

The Flash #13 isn't the most daring of issues, but it is one of the most enjoyable. It's the pause for breath before things kick off with Captain Cold coming back to Central City. And whilst we can't wait to see Snart again, this issue was definitely needed for the characters to flourish on their own for a little before things get complicated once again. If you're looking for a singular story to enjoy,The Flash #13 is definitely one to pick up.

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9.2
Flash (2016) #14

Jan 17, 2017

Usually, most comics that balance multiple plot lines and styles tend to feel a little bit unorganised and messy. Luckily, that's not the case with The Flash #14. If anything it's quite the opposite. It flits Barry in both his normal life and his costumed one without feeling too choppy. For example, when Barry realises it would be easier to investigate in his normal CSI role, it feels organic rather than forced. An added extra that felt seamless was the slight expansion of Snart's backstory. It's smaller moments like that in DC Comics as a whole that come across as brilliantly intriguing much more than the crazy action set-pieces. Not that we're complaining about superheroic fights and general day-saving. But a little character development can really go a long way sometimes.

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9.2
Flash: Rebirth (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

There's a brilliant moment in the first issue of The Flash: Rebirth where Barry teams up with Bruce Wayne (still in full Bat-Mode) as they attempt to figure out why this is all happening. This leads Bruce to explain that a smiley face badge was left embedded in the wall of the bat-cave after Wally's vision appeared to him. Any fans of the classic comic book (and film) will know that this points to the Watchmen. It's likely that over the course of various different titles, that we'll begin to uncover just what happened in this giant reset. We're probably going to see all of our heroes crossing over into each others' stories, and this can only be a good thing.

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8.5
Generation Zero #1

Sep 5, 2016

Whilst the ending seems a little bit bat-shit crazy, we kind of loved it. The Slenderman-like imagery was particularly creepy, and a faceless enemy certainly isn't one the audience can associate with. This immediately puts them as ‘Bad-guy' status. But we get a quick glimpse of the powers that the Zeroes can conjure up – and it proves to be hugely intriguing. If Generation Zero #1 is anything to go by, the series should be wildly entertaining. With diverse characters, a great jumping off point for the second issue and one big mystery – the Zeroes will certainly have their hands full. Valiant comics clearly know what they're doing.

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8.8
Generation Zero #3

Oct 22, 2016

Generation Zero #3 leads off in an interesting way that is designed to pull us in for the next instalment – and it pits Keisha against her own Father. it was obvious from the previous issue that he's definitely up to no good. It's clear that his corruption goes a lot deeper than we're aware. Although the story doesn't serve the overall plot in a big way – it teases some interesting ramifications down the line. As a foray into playing with different styles – Valiant have nailed this issue. It proves that Generation Zero is definitely one to keep your eye on.

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9.1
Generation Zero #4

Nov 25, 2016

Keisha's relationship with the Zeroes comes under fire a little, when one of them warns her not to distract their leader. But that in itself is a clever ploy to reveal information about the team themselves. We learn that their childhoods have been completely robbed. So whilst it seems like they're a cool, badass group of superheroes – they're actually damaged goods in that respect. Heroes are always more intriguing when they're flawed, right? Overall, we are absolutely loving this series, andGeneration Zero #4 is no exception. Our only problem so far is that we desperately want answers, and the writers are only beginning to tease them. Hopefully the team unearth more soon. Don't miss this brilliant series from Valiant.

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8.7
Generation Zero #5

Dec 30, 2016

It's an incredibly fast paced story. And it only pauses to give us the occasional emotional gut punch to make the plot a little more weighty. Unfortunately, since it's constantly moving – it doesn't give the reader time to really process what's going on or the ramifications of the events unfolding. But, it still manages to be entertaining. We're still dying to know who the Cornermen are – and we're beginning to see the seeds of that sown into this issue. They're clearly tied into Rook's secrets, and it seems like Kwame is important in a larger way than we first thought. Generation Zero #5 begins to pull back the curtain on this mysterious haven, and whilst this is definitely an enjoyable issue – we feel this is just the start of something a lot bigger.

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9.3
Ghostbusters International #7

Aug 3, 2016

If you're a fan of Ghostbusters or just comics in general, check out Ghostbusters: International#7!

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8.8
Glitterbomb #1

Sep 8, 2016

The career side of the story feeds on Farrah's insecurities and her vulnerability – and we don't doubt that this monstrous possession might just feed back on Hollywood.Glitterbomb #1 is a brilliant horror story, and is completely unforgiving in it's violence. And whilst the violence itself was unexpected, the most harrowing portion of the story is the beach scene. Her character is completely broken down and has nothing else to give. It hits the reader right where it hurts, in the feelings. If you're looking for a dark tale of horror and Hollywood –Glitterbomb #1 might be the one for you.

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9.2
Glitterbomb #2

Oct 16, 2016

It's a truly welcome addition to the under used horror genre in comics. The last scene itself is chilling. The story also takes a huge delve into the main character by using an interaction with an old friend. Once we learn that she used to take a lot of LSD it begs the question… is this all some wild hallucination? That would be the easy explanation, but we highly doubt that's the case. Especially given how brutal the murder was of Farrah's agent. But it's possible that if she is taking LSD, she's not a reliable narrator – and we're being told a false story in an attempt to create some kind of twist. Either way, this is a hugely fascinating story. Horror fans shouldn't miss this excellent story.

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9.5
Glitterbomb #3

Nov 26, 2016

The only thing that bothers us about Glitterbomb #3 is the lack of answers we're given about what it actually is that Farah has become. Maybe we'll never actually find out. A nameless monster that picks and chooses it's victims. Maybe that's a little more terrifying than knowing. We're thoroughly impressed with how the writers have taken a downtrodden victim, turned her into a monster – and are still able to make her seem relatable. Overall, this scarily brilliant series grabs the reader by the arm and drags you along for the ride.Glitterbomb is the perfect antidote if you're sick of Hollywood culture that's for sure. This is easily one of the best unique series to hit the shelves this year.

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9.5
Glitterbomb #4

Dec 30, 2016

The ending of the issue was a direct message to the reader, and it closes out this first volume perfectly. It's obvious the story isn't quite over though. Hopefully whenever the story picks up it actually has a meaning and doesn't go down the pointless sequel root. Or perhaps that'll be the point?

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9.8
Green Arrow (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

If this is how the Percy and Schmidt are bringing in new and old characters, what else do they have in store for us? We'd love to see some classic characters from the decades old history that Oliver Queen has. It seems like these writers have this version of Oliver Queen completely on point. We can't wait to see where they take the development of his character. It's blatantly obvious that his trust issues are going to be completely obliterating to his morale after the cliffhanger.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #2

Jul 7, 2016

Whilst the issue is relatively light of any actual Green Arrow action, we were still completely captivated from the get go. Especially when Black Canary does some detective work of her own, searching for answers. It's a great way of showing the audience that she's not just a love interest or sidekick. The panel in which she finds out that Ollie is missing was fantastic. She's stood on top of a skyscraper, looking down on giant ad board, and she looks magnificent. The artwork during some Ollie's hallucinations were hugely impressive, feeling like something out of a Neil Gaiman comic rather than mainstream DC Comics.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

It's still a brilliant comic, but we're left wanting a little more than we're given. Maybe that's a good thing, but we hope they don't drag the story out too much.

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8.2
Green Arrow (2016) #4

Aug 7, 2016

It's got a distinctive flair, and utilises different styles of colour to evoke an atmosphere of claustrophobia and panic amongst the characters – and it works quite effectively. It's one of the more unique styles of art in DC Comics at the moment, and we're loving it.

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9.5
Green Arrow (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

If you're looking for a fantastic story, with brilliantly fleshed out character arcs and superb artwork. Look no further, Green Arrow's solo series is characteristically brilliant.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

Green Arrow #6 also gives us a new take on an old, but famous villain: The Clock King. He's created time-based drug addicts, and Emi gets wrapped up in it all. It was great to see Ollie in the big brother role rather than the vigilante-hero that we're used to. It shows us a side of him that we're not really used to. But it was a great way of including him in his own series without explicitly using him for the main plot. It's a clever trick from the writers but it works a treat.

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5.3
Green Arrow (2016) #7

Sep 23, 2016

And whilst Emi herself proves to be the one saving grace ofGreen Arrow #7, the issue's villain is a huge let down. Emerging from out of nowhere, and then revealing himself to be a dragon. And by dragon – we do mean, scales, claws and fire-breathing. It all feels a little too much. It's as if the writers had too many ideas for sub-plots, and crammed them together to create a disorientated story that jumps back and forth a little too much. IT looks like the next issue will circle back around to Oliver again, thankfully. And whilst it's clear that sometimes it's good to break off from the norm,Green Arrow #7 just isn't one of those instances.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

In terms of plot, the issue takes us on a strange route, and at one point we weren't even sure that Black Canary was even there. It seemed a little too good to be true – unless the entire situation is a hallucination on Ollie's half. Nonetheless, their castaway/desert island getaway seems to bring the pair even closer together. Diggle's portion of the story raises several questions. Even though the concepts seem completely weird, they still manage to be entertaining in their way of pushing the plot forward.Green Arrow #8 is a course correction after the previous issue, and it's back to it's fantastic self.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #9

Oct 27, 2016

Whilst Green Arrow #9 is mainly an action packed thrill ride, it still manages to be entertaining as a visual rather than an intelligent, plot heavy issue. And sometimes, we need that amongst a complicated plot. And although the islanders story was a mini plot in itself, it didn't really feel necessary to the main problem that Ollie is fighting against.Green Arrow #9 ends on an interesting cliff hanger, even if parts of it are a little bit unbelievable. But then again, this is the Green Arrow we're talking about. It's an enjoyable issue, but don't expect this one to go down in the history books.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #10

Nov 3, 2016

Whilst the story seemed to chop the fact that Oliver's a fugitive from Seattle PD AND lost his company in favour of a desert island story, it flowed seamlessly into the political spy thriller that we see inGreen Arrow #10. We'll give the writers credit, they know how to keep this story as fast paced as possible. It barely stops to catch a breath before running and leaping into another dangerous situation. It seems like they'll never get back to Seattle at this rate. The issue is action packed, and gives Black Canary a brilliant place to shine, it looks like the Green Arrow is back to his usual level of brilliance.

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8.8
Green Arrow (2016) #11

Nov 17, 2016

Green Arrow #11 does leave the story wide open for further adventures, especially since Broderick is still running Queen Industries. So whilst this part of the story is over, we've no doubt that Ollie has some cleaning up to do when it comes to Seattle. It's great to finally see the team back in the city. They spent far too long living Oliver's island adventure again. The series has shown it can be highly entertaining, so hopefully this issue is the start of getting it back on the right track again. Will we see him reunite with Emi? Afterall, a lot of this is her fault essentially. That's going to be one awkward family reunion.Green Arrow #11 is a fun filled adventure that promises bigger things on the horizon. Don't miss out.

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8.9
Green Arrow (2016) #12

Dec 9, 2016

Green Arrow #12 ends the story on a chilling moment that brings the story right back around to those speaking about the vigilante on live television. This is going to change things massively for Ollie and co. This is probably the part where it gets worse before it gets better. The Emerald Archer's Rebirth run is definitely one of our favourites, it completely outshines plenty of other DC titles. If you're looking for a grounded hero at a disadvantage – we would seriously recommendGreen Arrow #12 – or just his entire current Rebirth run.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #14

Jan 7, 2017

Some of Ollie's narration surprisingly gave a unique peek inside his head and his skillset. In the build up to the finale of the issue he talks about his skills as an archer and makes a surprising confession that genuinely shows the level of character development in this story. He's honest about how he operates. But, we have to say once again, the stand out character in Green Arrow #14 was definitely Black Canary. She's easily the most entertaining, cunning and downright badass character in the series. We're intrigued to see where this story goes next considering the villain escapes. But it's thoroughly well written, it's fast paced, action packed and barely pauses to catch it's breath.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

The issue does take a breath before the action gets going, as it fosters the relationship between Ollie and Dinah. It's definitely something of an intake before the whirlwind ensues. But Green Arrow #15 does outline the fact that the pair work brilliantly as a team, to the point where she's essential to his crimefighting. She's more than just his girlfriend in that respect, and it's great to see. Although we have to say, Ollie's incessant whining about how bad his situation is each issue is starting to get a little tiresome. We get it Queen, you're down on your luck. Give it a few more issues and he'll be back in his fancy apartment. Aside from that, it's a rip roaring instalment.

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8.9
Green Arrow (2016) #16

Feb 1, 2017

The ending of the issue sets up a pretty big cliffhanger – although Ollie getting framed every other issue is starting to get a little tiresome. It's obviously leading up to another confrontation with The Dark Archer at some point. Our favourite part of Green Arrow #16 is undoubtedly the art of the story. It helps the characters jump across the pages and the conflicts between the Vice Squad and Team Arrow. Otto Schmidt is absolutely on form with his talents across this series. Oliver Queen, Black Canary and even the villains themselves have never looked so impressive.

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9.3
Green Arrow: Rebirth #1

Jun 15, 2016

A great jumping off point for the Rebirth run of Green Arrow that doesn't require you to have previously read any of the comics.

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9.2
Green Lanterns #1

Jun 24, 2016

The ending of the book debuted a new power for one of the Lanterns that gave us a chilling look into the future of the series. It really helped tie up Green Lanterns #1, and turns up the anticipation levels pretty high. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are most definitely our favourite underdogs of the DC Universe so far. They're easily the most interesting dynamic duo since Batman and Robin, without the sidekick element.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #2

Jul 8, 2016

The majority of the issue was set in the store from the previous issue, and was mainly conflict based. And this isn't such a bad thing, but we didn't get huge amounts of plot pointers apart from Atrocitus right at the start. Although the end panel of Green Lanterns #2 really detailed just what the two partners are up against. It's actually quite intimidating to see how alone they are and how much they've got to defend as rookies.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #3

Jul 20, 2016

The art style of Green Lanterns #3 is a little different to previous issues, as it tries to focus on Jessica and Simon as people rather than Green Lanterns. By this, we mean that their mannerisms and expressions are closely detailed with extreme precision. It's a small, but brilliant artistic flair that works wonderfully. The writers and artists have managed to make the story and the art combine flawlessly to display each of the character's emotions.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #4

Aug 3, 2016

Athough these lines are taken straight from the ‘How to be a Supervillain' guidebook. We don't really know his motivations for wanting to take over Earth either… Hmm. Hopefully we get something soon that turns him into a more compelling villain rather than just your average run of the mill, evil idiot.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #5

Aug 17, 2016

If you love crazy sci-fi elements, and brilliantly raw characters – you do not want to miss Green Lanterns #5. This series has been consistently impressive, and the latest instalment is no different.

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9.1
Green Lanterns #6

Sep 14, 2016

This space adventure is one that still manages to be brilliantly heartfelt – and really picks up the pace of the series. If you're a fan of the Green Lantern Corps… do not missGreen Lanterns #6.

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8.8
Green Lanterns #7

Sep 22, 2016

The best part of the issue is how honest these characters are about their lives and their struggles. We've said it before and we'll say it again. As superheroes go, these latest Lanterns are the most relatable heroes on the market right now. One heavily deals with prejudice and avoiding being labelled as a terrorist because of his ethnicity – and the other can barely stand to be in a social situation after a traumatic experience. These are traits that real world people have to deal with, makingGreen Lanterns #7 one of the most socially relatable characterised comics that DC can boast about.

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8.9
Green Lanterns #8

Oct 5, 2016

We even got to see a little more backstory behind the Exiled Guardian and the Phantom Ring. And whilst it's clearly just a macguffin for someone else to take over and cause havoc for the Lanterns. But, at least the writers are managing to keep the story moving in an interesting way. So whilst Green Lanterns #8 isn't the boldest in terms of it's scale, it allows the reader to get to know the duo a little better than we already did. We've been thoroughly impressed with the Green Lanterns run so far (apart from the occasional missed beat), and this issue is no exception. If you're a Green Lantern fan, don't miss this series.

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9.1
Green Lanterns #9

Oct 19, 2016

However, the ending does raise some questions. It deals with the introduction of another character, ‘The First Lantern'. Now, he claims to be billions of years old, and he's a villain long thought dead and disappeared. He's a figure of evil in the world – and is clearly going to be some kind of manipulator against Frank. With the foreshadowing of ‘The Phantom Ring', this story is about to take a huge turn.Green Lanterns #9 does a good job of being fresh and new in a world that's hugely populated – and allows us to see the effects of the heroes we know and love. This might just be the perfect start to a brand new portion of the story.

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9.1
Green Lanterns #10

Nov 17, 2016

Overall,Green Lanterns #10 is another welcome addition to the series. It just proves that the greatest heroes don't always have to be the go-to obvious heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. But sometimes it's the girl with social anxiety and stress problems that can save the day. If that's not an important message for audiences, we're not sure what is. We can't wait to see where this storyline goes, especially given that Volthoom is proving to be a devious and cunning overlord to Frank Laminski. His nefarious plans probably stretch further than the wannabe Lantern. At it's heart,Green Lanterns #10 is more about the strength of character rather than heroes. Comic books fans should definitely be reading this series.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #11

Nov 17, 2016

Green Lanterns #11 is setting the stage for the pair to come to blows with Frank Laminski, and we can't wait.

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8.9
Green Lanterns #12

Dec 22, 2016

Volthoom as a villain is somewhat like a puppetmaster. Slowly manipulating Laminski from the wings – pushing him further towards implosion. Whilst this seems like an almost stereotypical plot device in superhero stories, it's written in a great way. The artwork truly makes the villain look superbly creepy, which helps bring this story to life. Overall,Green Lanterns #12 is another brilliant entry in the series. We're loving where the story is going – and can't wait to get our hands on the next issue. We've no doubt that having to fight ‘fear' versions of themselves will prove hugely difficult for our new favourite Lanterns.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #13

Dec 23, 2016

But what's next for the pair of Lanterns given that explosive ending? We won't spoil the events that occur – but it certainly leaves the reader on something of a cliffhanger. It's certainly an interesting issue that provides a deeper look at some of the outlying characters of the series. Laminski's character is developed in a curious way. As we get an intuitive look into his brain and emotional state, depending on which colour he shifts to. It would' be fascinating to see what DC does with his character after this story arc. Will he stick around for a little longer? Either way, this issue has been another brilliant entry into the series.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #14

Jan 6, 2017

Some of the issue felt a little shoehorned in, like the inclusion of other Green Lanterns coming to check on the duo. It didn't particularly feel necessary, especially since the large portion of the story was over. It almost felt like an afterthought just show the inclusion with the rest of the corps. The ending of the issue sees the game change completely, as it gets a little weirder than we thought was possible. Volthoom is definitely coming back to the DC Universe in a larger role than he's previously had that's for sure. It's a good issue that will definitely lead to bigger things on the horizon.

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9.5
Green Lanterns #15

Jan 18, 2017

Green Lanterns #15 looks at Jessica's sometimes troubled partnership with Simon in a very real way. They don't always work perfectly as a team. But their personal journey trying to understand each other and help with personal issues develops their characters in a fantastically honest way. If you took the superhero aspect of this buddy/cop drama out of it, the story would still make complete sense. And that's the sign of a great story, let alone a great comic. It's safe to say that Green Lanterns has been one of our most anticipated releases, and this issue is no exception. In fact, this issue is quite possibly the best one in the series so far. If you're looking for a superbly written characterised story with some superheroics – this is the one for you.

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8.9
Green Lanterns #16

Feb 2, 2017

What's definitely present in Green Lanterns #16 are the dingy, Gotham type themes across this issue laced with some light hearted Lantern humour. It does feel a little forced as a team-up issue. But nonetheless, seeing the pair interact and work with different heroes does read quite well. And the story isn't without its own surprises and twists either. It makes some interesting choices towards the end of the issue that are genuinely quite bold. And the blend of two villains from the respective heroes seems like an obvious choice once it's visually put together. Overall, it's an entertaining issue that shows that the Lanterns can flourish outside of their comfort zones, but they might not like it at first.

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8.0
Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

Jun 16, 2016

We're looking forward to seeing them interact with the rest of the Justice League, that's for sure. We're sure that The Flash will have something to say to Jessica Cruz after she saved his life.

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8.5
Grimm Fairy Tales: Apocalypse #1

Aug 31, 2016

Grimm Fairy Tales: Apocalypse#1 is a fantastically weird issue that horror fans will probably love.

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7.7
Grimm Fairy Tales: Apocalypse #2

Oct 4, 2016

Whilst it's a technique that's been used before, it manages to capture the unique style ofGrimm Fairy Tales: Apocalypse #2 perfectly. It blends the superhero genre with magic and the supernatural almost seamlessly. But the plot just isn't up to scratch. It's still a good read, but feels a little more like a filler issue rather than a main story. The most interesting part for us was towards the end when Robyn Hood loses her cool with previous flame, Marian. When this story gets into the nitty gritty parts of it's characters – it truly flourishes. But it's main plot falls a little flat. If the next few issues work on the plot a little heavier, it could be a truly great story.

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8.0
Grimm Fairy Tales: Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein #1

Aug 26, 2016

It's not until the last few pages of the issue that the story really starts to take off and we see how a certain villain might be born. It's a brutal end to a character who seemed like they'd make a good partner for Van Helsing. And although the title of the issue isVan Helsing vs. Frankenstein #1, it feels more like a prologue to a main story rather than the actual plot itself. We'll probably see the bones of the main plot start to form in the #2 issue. Overall, it's an enjoyable comic, but be prepared for some seriously crazy goings-on.

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8.0
Grimm Fairy Tales: Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein #2

Sep 18, 2016

Whilst we're only just beginning to see the actual 'vs.' element come through in this issue, it's still an intelligent, enjoyable read. It could be criticised for slowing the story down " but we feel that it needs to the context that the first two instalments provide. It gives the fight a little more weight and plot development rather than just a simple fight with yet another monster. This series is proving itself to be unpredictably weird, and we have no doubt that the writers and artists still have some more tricks up their sleeves.

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9.1
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #1

Aug 2, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps#1 reminded us just how well equipped the classic character really is, and how far he's come. What's more exciting is the anticipation of Hal and the rest of the corps reuniting to fight against Sinestro. But it also sets up some intriguing questions to carry us on further throughout the series. Who made the corps vanish? Where did they end up? How did they get back? We've no doubt that we'll uncover those mysteries eventually.

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7.8
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #2

Aug 11, 2016

Overall, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps#2 felt a little like a filler issue, setting up further plot points for the future. But the insight into Sinestro was an interesting portion of the comic. Hopefully we get to see what Guy Gardner gets up to in the next issue.

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8.7
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #3

Aug 24, 2016

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #3 really shows the reader that the group are completely outgunned. And the writers do so by completely defeating Hal Jordan himself. Broken and beaten, he's overwhelmed by Sinestro's army. It looks like the writers are breaking the character down before they build him back up again. It's quickly becoming one of the more entertaining titles from DC Comics. The only thing we will say, is that it's time for Hal Jordan to be reunited with his Green Lanterns.

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8.3
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1

Jul 14, 2016

So it looks like Hal will be reigniting the Green Lantern Corps back to life, as they seem all but scattered across the universe right now. And he makes a promise to find out what happened and “cause some trouble”. Hal Jordan is well and truly back folks. But it seems like he'll definitely be coming up against Sinestro and Paralax very soon. Will Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz join the fight? Probably.

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9.1
Harbinger: Renegade #1

Oct 31, 2016

The issue leads off in an interesting way, bringing back an older character from previous Renegade stories, and his introduction is visually stunning. Cast against the backdrop of space, it's hard not to be impressed by the artwork by Valiant. In fact, the entire issue is visually impressive. It manages to hit you hard during it's tragic moments, but helps bring the heart and soul of Jay and his father to life. Overall, Harbinger Renegade #1 is a comic that you shouldn't miss out on, regardless of whether you're familiar with the Valiant Universe or not. This is the perfect place to start.

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8.7
Harley Quinn (2016) #1

Aug 7, 2016

Harley Quinn#1 is a weird and wonderful comic, it doesn't take itself too seriously – and like most new issues from DC, is a great starting point for new readers.

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8.7
Harley Quinn (2016) #2

Aug 22, 2016

If you're looking for a completely bat-shit crazy comic book, Harley Quinn#2 is certainly that, but keeps up it's entertaining streak with ease.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #3

Sep 7, 2016

Luckily, once they'd gotten over this minor speed-bump the issue resumed full speed back to crazy town. The story seems to have a resolute ending, so a new plot will probably arise over the course of the next issue. We wouldn't be surprised if it came from (or in the form of) Red Tool. Especially now that he's equipped with the brand new perverted arm of his. It could make for some excellent sequences with the group. Who knows.Harley Quinn#3 is fun-filled and light hearted, that rarely stops to take a breath.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #4

Sep 27, 2016

As we said, it does make some bold choices on where the story winds up – and the finale does feel a little bit weak compared to the mammoth journey she makes to get there. Maybe we were expecting something a little more grandiose after a giant robot, but that's just us. Harley Quinn #4 is a fun issue that has no problem embracing the bizarre and the eccentric to help create a truly unique series for the Clown Princess of Crime. Although how they're going to top the craziness of the past 4 issues is beyond us. Aliens, zombies and giant robots… what's next?

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9.1
Harley Quinn (2016) #5

Nov 6, 2016

The only negative of the issue is that the writers focus a little too much on Red Tool's portion of the storyline. We say it's a negative, but actually we found it quite immersive. It's funny, fast-paced and has some hilarious lines of dialogue. Is this a way of saying we want a Red Tool solo series? Maybe. But it does take time away from the main bulk of the issue, makingHarley Quinn #5 feel a little choppy in places. But considering it's a great little inclusion, we can let that one go a little. This series is headed in an interesting direction, and we can't wait to see where it leads.

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9.3
Harley Quinn (2016) #6

Nov 6, 2016

Whilst ‘Purple Satin' seem like generic stand-in roguish types, they certainly lead our favourite clown princess-of crime in an interesting direction. With an ending that is genuinely quite funny, we can't help but wonder how it plays into the actual storyline or if it's used just for shock value. OverallHarley Quinn #6 is a fantastic entry into this story, and it's only going to get crazier. Hopefully the writers don't just use the wild nature of the series as a scapegoat to avoid actually crafting an intriguing story. Because so far, it's one of the most unique series to come out of DC Comics in a long time.

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9.1
Harley Quinn (2016) #7

Nov 6, 2016

The plot does get developed considerably, and it intricately incorporates a classic Batman villain into the fold. All becomes clear after a conversation with the singer and the owner of the fetish club. Although it does feel a little anti-climactic given the character involved (we won't spoil it for you). Hopefully it's because the writers are planning to use them in the series at a later date. But in this smaller story arc it felt a little disappointing. Having said that, it's a fast paced finale to the punk band era of Harley Quinn. And whilst the story does feel like it's trying to rush itself over the finish line, it does make for great reading if you're a fan of the character. Again, this crazy series is one of our favourites coming out of DC Comics.

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9.3
Harley Quinn (2016) #8

Nov 25, 2016

The writers have cleverly set up a Joker sub-plot from a few issues back – involving Harley's time at Arkham. And this issue continues the flashbacks to her time as Doctor Harleen Quinzel, respected psychiatrist. Her interview of the Clown Prince of Crime provides a surprisingly in depth analysis of The Joker's psyche. It's a rare treat that steps away from the main plot ofHarley Quinn #8 for a few moments. We can't help but notice that The Joker has been considerably absent in the Rebirth run so far. Hopefully they'll be bringing one of the three versions of him back pretty soon. Overall,Harley Quinn #8 is a step away from her main story, and allows the anti-hero to stop and catch her breath. Usually, filler issues aren't that great. However – this is the ultimate exception. Don't miss out.

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #9

Dec 30, 2016

Harley is one of the most popular comic book characters across the world right now, and DC are definitely taking advantage of that. But they're not wasting her talent either. They're constantly developing her in a brilliant way. And this latest direction will surely shake things up a bit. Unfortunately, the ending ofHarley Quinn #9 won't be resolved until#11. It's a great place to leave off from though, as it's a huge revelation. Not just for the Clown Princess of Crime, but the DC Universe as a whole. If you're a fan of Harley Quinn, you need to be reading this solo series.

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8.9
Harley Quinn (2016) #12

Jan 18, 2017

The only issue with including The Joker in a series like this, is that he has the ability to completely take over and steal the spotlight.Harley Quinn #12 sets up something of an over-arching plot at the beginning of the issue, and then all the madness surrounding The Joker takes over the issue and we don't see anything else of it. We'll see this carry over to the next issue, but it felt like a little too much to try and squeeze in when the Clown Prince of Crime was making his appearance. It's still a good read though, even if it is absolutely mental.

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8.3
Harley Quinn and Her Gang Of Harleys #4

Aug 7, 2016

The Gang of Harley's get their own part of the story, as they're also tracking down Harley Sinn, and although their detective work is a little messy – it makes for great reading. Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys#4 is hugely enjoyable, and doesn't stick to the constraints of the mainstream continuity. It's an excellent companion to the other stories that Miss Quinzel features in, and still manages to be just as fun.

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8.7
Harley Quinn and Her Gang Of Harleys #5

Aug 31, 2016

For example, twin boob cannons. Now in any other comic, this really wouldn't work whatsoever. But because this isHarley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #5, they get a little more breathing room. And by breathing room, we mean that the issue is allowed a level of insanity that other titles simply couldn't get away with. In short, Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #5 is another brilliant instalment in this crazy series. And the final few panels of the issue does a fantastic job of reeling the reader in for the next chapter. Harley Quinn is clearly one of DC Comics' hottest properties at the minute, and this comic is no exception.

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9.2
Harley Quinn and Her Gang Of Harleys #6

Oct 4, 2016

With superb writing, and a near perfect visual story –Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #6 is the perfect ending to this thrill ride. We couldn't get enough. Do we even need to mention that ending? What a brilliant way of teeing the series off for something bigger. If that concept gets followed through at a later date – we'll be counting down the days. We won't spoil it for you, but it's such a brilliant reveal that really pays off. If you're looking for a wild story that has genuine heart and depth – don't missHarley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #6.

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9.3
Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad: April Fool's Special #1

Jul 28, 2016

It's an extremely bold comic, and isn't afraid to make some crazy choices throughout. The pinnacle of the issue for us? Harley headbutting Batman and breaking his nose. Fantastic. It's such a brilliantly-Harley thing to do, the writers certainly have her character written perfectly. It's quite possibly that Harley Quinn & the Suicide Squad#1could be the start of a hidden gem in DC Comics.

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9.0
Hellblazer (2016) #1

Aug 25, 2016

A perfect start to a brand new solo series, we can't wait to see what else is in store for John Constantine.

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8.8
Hellblazer (2016) #2

Oct 4, 2016

The issue leaves off on a truly intriguing cliffhanger. And it's clearly some kind of magical trap, where it'll lead – we have no idea. It's one of the more unique titles from DC Comics and it has a lot of potential. Whilst the main plot itself has yet to properly manifest in a coherent way, we're still fully invested in the story. And that's mainly down to the fact that John Constantine is a wonderfully compelling anti-hero. Because lets be honest, he's not exactly the most upstanding of citizens. Especially given that he gambled with all 7 million souls living in London. That seemed to be the jumping off point for the story, so it's likely that they'll follow this up in further issues. It's not the most wild of issues but keep an eye onThe Hellblazer #2.

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9.0
Hellblazer: Rebirth #1

Jul 21, 2016

Whilst The Hellblazer: Rebirth#1 isn't exactly the most violent of comics – we get the feeling that the rest of the solo series might be. If Constantine has no qualms with putting an entire city at risk, it wouldn't be surprising to see him chop up a demon or two. Nybbas was quite an interesting antagonist, he seems a little more intelligent than the run of the mill demon – playing mind games with Constantine. Hopefully that's something we see more of throughout the solo series.

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7.5
Justice League (2016) #1

Jul 20, 2016

The only real tease to the story we get is the fact that the heroes and the Earth have apparently “Stolen” something from The Kindred. So whilst that aspect of the plot is intriguing, it doesn't exactly share too much. The action sequences are great to read, and the colour brings back the brightness that was missing from DC Comics.So whilst Justice League#1 is better than it's Rebirth issue, it's still not brilliant. The individual solo series are much more entertaining. And so far, they're definitely better written.

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7.9
Justice League (2016) #2

Aug 3, 2016

Justice League#2 is an action filled issue, with plenty of fights, rescues and of course – the recruitment of Superman. But the writers need to start focusing on the plot, otherwise this story is going to go downhill fast. Because whilst the flashy fight sequences and the slick art style are entertaining, it'll be for nothing if the story isn't worth the time. Hopefully#3 will start to give it's audience a little more substance in the plot.

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7.7
Justice League (2016) #3

Aug 17, 2016

Justice League #3 is a fun issue, but we just can't help but wonder throughout… how are they going to solve this one? Hopefully the solution comes soon and all will become clear. The mystery might all be worth it. For now, the action is a fun read, but heavier plot elements need to bleed through soon.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #4

Sep 7, 2016

But we seriously need an issue that's completely plot based very soon. Otherwise it becomes just an adrenaline fix rather than an interesting story. Because the initial concept of the plot is genuinely quite good – we just can't see where it's leading. We now have a different villain and supposedly the original villains are on our side? It's starting to become a little messy and we definitely need some clearer clarification. Maybe#5 will be the issue that explains it all. Apart from our problems with the plot, it's still a throughly enjoyable comic, and if you're looking for fast paced action, this is the one for you.

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5.8
Justice League (2016) #5

Sep 22, 2016

It seems like the writers were too busy trying to craft a stellar story to span across the DC Universe, instead of taking the time to showcase just how well these characters can be when working together. For example, All-Star Batman is a brilliant concept of a story that is small and compact but packs a huge punch in terms of it's plot. But withJustice League #5 it felt like an excuse to be extravagant for the sake of it. Whilst it's visuals and the art are genuinely quite impressive, it doesn't have the plot to match it.

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5.3
Justice League (2016) #7

Oct 19, 2016

This series is turning out to be a huge disappointment, the plot is a mess and it's only saving grace seems to be the smaller character moments.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #8

Nov 2, 2016

The end of theJustice League #8 sees whatever is hacking Cyborg… hack a Green Lantern ring. Obviously. Does this mean that the code or whatever is hacking the ring has will power? Maybe we're looking too deep into it. Overall, the issue deals with the fall out of the attack from The Kindred in a very real way. It's clear that the team aren't quite over what happened. And it's likely that this new mystery will only spin them further into their confusion. And whilst it's annoying that we still haven't been given any resolution as to who The Kindred are or what they really wanted with Earth – this issue is a lot more entertaining. Perhaps the writers need to stick with a focus of a couple of characters at a time instead of trying to spread themselves too thin.

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8.7
Justice League (2016) #9

Nov 16, 2016

Whilst the main adventure of the issue involves trying to stop Simon Baz' ring from killing everyone – the heart of the story lies in the basement of a family home in Denver. It brings a sense of humanity to this rather crazy storyline. But on a level it works. Our only problem with it, is how a man in his basement managed to hack a military grade space station and an alien space ring powered by hope. That felt a little bit of a stretch in the story – but maybe it'll continue further in the next issue. Overall, we were quite impressed withJustice League #9, it felt like the team and the story worked harmoniously to create an issue they deserved.

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8.8
Justice League (2016) #10

Dec 22, 2016

Given the first half of the issue is mainly story development, the last portion of Justice League #10 is pure action. And it's like a revolving door of classic villains from each hero's history. Scarecrow, Giganta and Girder all make appearances. Overall,Justice League #10 is one of the better issues in the series so far, and hopefully it's a sign of things to come. The plot flows a lot better than usual, and it gives us an insight into those affected by the League's actions and heroics.

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9.0
Justice League (2016) #13

Jan 18, 2017

The issue manages to entertain with ease. And whilst it's slightly disappointing to see the side-step away from the main story instead of giving Trevor a one-shot comic, it's still a fantastic read. When it comes to the twist ending ofJustice League #13, we loved it. Kind of. The direction it took was a little different to what we were thinking it would. But it was a valuable look into the mindset of the villain, given that we only meet him briefly at the end of the most recent JL vs. SS issue. It's a neat little addition to the event, and it's always great to see more of Steve Trevor in his own adventures away from Wonder Woman.

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9.3
Justice League (2016) #14

Feb 3, 2017

There's even some classic JLA themes inside the issue too – dealing with Batman's contingency plans for if any of the team go rogue. And it all just seems to make perfect sense. After several huge story arcs,Justice League #14 develops the team as an organic group that come together against the biggest of foes. This claustrophobic team building issue is without a doubt the most interesting story so far for the heroes. And that's largely down to the fact that it's so grounded. If only all of their stories were as well written and thoroughly thought through. Hopefully we begin to see more of this as the series goes on.

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8.5
Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth #1

Jan 7, 2017

The only problem with The Atom Rebirth #1 is that it feels incredibly rushed. As if they didn't want to spend enough time letting the reader get to know Choi a little better. It skipped over months and months of time of the two working together just to get to the conclusion of Choi taking on the mantle of The Atom. We can forgive it a little, since this is a Rebirth issue – but it would've been great to see the pair working together a little more instead of rushing ahead to the finish line. Overall, this issue manages to set up an interesting and very real character for the audience to connect with whilst proving to be a good read, if a little rushed in places.

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9.2
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

Dec 22, 2016

Overall, this story sets itself up to be one of the best to close out the year. We can't wait to see where it leads. Looking to start a new series? Definitely get into Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1.

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8.7
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2

Dec 28, 2016

We get the feeling that Maxwell Lord's plan is going to become the glue that brings the Justice League and the Suicide Squad together very soon. He's only just assembled his own team, but there's definitely something a little more nefarious behind the scenes. Whilst the ending is the only part that really carries the main story forward, this issue is definitely enjoyable just for the clash of these heroes and villains. There's definitely something bigger on the horizon in this series, and we can't wait to find out what it is.

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9.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

Jan 6, 2017

The most intriguing part of the two teams actually lies with newcomer Killer Frost and her take down of Superman back in the previous issue. That exploration of her actions and the realisation that she has undiscovered powers shows a depth to the character that develops her story in a great direction. But since we're currently halfway through the series,Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #3 takes the back half of the issue to outline the larger looming threat that's on the horizon. The revelation towards the end of the book is at first a bit of a surprise – but it's also not a huge shock reveal either. Overall, this issue has it's genuinely unique points, and promises to deliver on bigger things further down the line. We're still impressed with how well executed this series is..

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8.9
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Jan 17, 2017

The ending is certainly pretty dramatic. With Batman taking out a classic DC character, it carries a lot of weight. Although it doesn't seem like they'll be gone for too long. The climax of the issue pushed Killer Frost forward. She's definitely being moved to become a more prominent character. Maxwell Lord seemingly triumphs and it looks like the plot will circle back round to the League vs the Squad once more. This will come with a twist of its own. Although that twist does feel very much like a simplistic plot device to enable more superheroic scraps. We'll give credit where it's due though,Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4 is hugely entertaining. It's a very loud fast paced comic that isn't afraid to blow your head off.

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8.9
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

Jan 18, 2017

The emergence of a brand new villain at the end of the issue felt like the natural evolution from Maxwell Lord's plan, and it certainly leads off in a genuinely intriguing plot point. Especially since the villain is actually one pulled from DC history. For new fans, this is his introduction – for older fans, it's a reappearance. It's certainly going to change the landscape of the series for the final issue and perhaps beyond given the consequences of using the ‘Heart of Darkness'. Overall,Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5 feels like the climactic, violent end to a movie and it's action packed. If you're looking for a fast paced issue that flips the generic superhero roles on their head, this is one not to miss.

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7.3
Justice League: Rebirth #1

Jul 12, 2016

Having said that, Justice League: Rebirth#1 definitely brings back that feeling of hope that DC Comics has been lacking over the past few years. Especially the ending of the issue with the world's praise of their heroes stepping in once again. It felt like a very positive ending compared to the tragic downfall of Superman in the end of The New 52.

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8.3
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #5

Jul 21, 2016

The kids that grew up on the series are old enough now to read the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers#5 and the rest of the series and still love it just the same. It's grown with them and whilst still includes the brilliant fight scenes and the classic costumes – adds more intelligent themes and situations for it's readers to engage with.

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8.9
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #6

Aug 31, 2016

Whilst the issue does expect a level of pre-existing knowledge about the Power Rangers, it's still relatively easy to read. At the core of the story, it's about working as a team and how to deal with stupidly tense situations when all seems lost. And in a comic full of crazy monsters, villains and robots – it's manages to maintain a surprising amount of character depth in places. If you're a Power Rangers fan, new or old – don't miss out on this series.

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9.3
Nailbiter #29

Feb 2, 2017

Joshua Williamson has truly outdone himself with this series, and this issue is no exception. It raises the stakes, enters new territory and makes the reader truly anticipate the final instalment. It's certainly a far cry away from his other work on The Flash, but it definitely shows his talent at diversifying his writing. It's all coming to a head inNailbiter #29. And although we don't want the series to end – the final issue should be truly spectacular if this penultimate instalment is anything to go by. If you've loved this series, you'll know what we mean. If you haven't read Nailbiter… What are you waiting for?

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7.0
New Superman #1

Jul 16, 2016

New Super-Man #1 isn't a terrible issue, and it's a great concept to flip the hero on his head and have him start out as the bully instead. However, we can't exactly see the longevity of the series, but who knows. It might just be the next great classic. Or it might be cast adrift on the sea of forgotten comic-books.

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7.0
New Superman #2

Aug 11, 2016

And the latter portion of New Super-Man #2 is generally different than most comics, as he's not a part of the action to begin with. He takes the back bench and it's only in the face of danger that he steps up and shows that he's worth the powers that he's been imbued with. Hopefully, the later issues focus more on Kenan rather than the two supporting copy-cats.

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9.0
Nightwing (2016) #1

Jul 30, 2016

We also have to talk about the artwork. It mixes Pop Art and the new Rebirth style to form a beautifully coloured comic. Some of the panels could easily be taken out and used as posters or canvas'. They look extremely impressive. Nightwing#1 feels like the natural evolution of the Agent Grayson comic back into his usual vigilante self. And we can't help but love it.

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9.0
Nightwing (2016) #2

Aug 3, 2016

Nightwing#2 is a thoroughly entertaining comic, and we have no idea what could happen next. But seeing the character's internal conflict when dealing with morally ambiguous situations only makes our interest in Nightwing even stronger. He's not a perfect hero, but flawed. And that's what makes him more intriguing to read. We're can't wait to see where this undercover vigilante goes next.

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9.0
Nightwing (2016) #3

Aug 17, 2016

If you're a fan of Dick Grayson, this is series is a brilliant read, don't miss out on Nightwing#3.

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9.1
Nightwing (2016) #4

Sep 7, 2016

Nightwing #4 also showed us plenty of great moments of character development for Dick Grayson, especially after he takes back his own identity and visits Batman and Damian. It's great to see that he hasn't forgotten his roots – but isn't afraid to be his own entity rather than stuck under the shadow of Batman once again.Nightwing #4 is a great issue that shows how good Dick Grayson is at his own solo series and we can't wait for the next instalment to see how deep the story goes.

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7.9
Nightwing (2016) #10

Dec 22, 2016

Nightwing #10 does play to some of it's strengths, using his humour and light hearted approach to vigilantism across the issue. So it does manage to be entertaining. But we did expect a little more given how thrilling the start of the Nightwing Rebirth run was. Luckily the end of the issue grabbed us, because it was extremely slow getting started. Hopefully the shaky start was just the set up to get it going, and the rest of the series will prove us wrong.

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8.9
Nightwing: Rebirth #1

Jul 14, 2016

And he's very much determined to do so as Nightwing rather than Dick Grayson. Not only as an act of defiance, but also because they deserve so. Which will no doubt have some consequences later down the line of course.What we also got to see at the end of Nightwing: Rebirth#1 was that Grayson really has the determination to be better than his mentor, Batman. Will we see a little more friendly rivalry between the two? That sure would make for some interesting character development. Not a bad goal to work towards though, we'll give him that.

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9.4
No Angel #1

Nov 30, 2016

The art of the issue steps away from the stereotypical bright colours and crisp costumes that heavily populate the comic industry. Instead, it goes for the depth and refined sketch style which truly makes for glorious reading. The dialogue across the issue feels very honest and real. It helps to ground these characters in a world not too dissimilar from our own… to begin with. Once Hannah's eyes are opened, nothing will ever be the same. Overall, we absolutely loved the first issue of this new series. And whilst it isn't action packed, we get the feeling that this is just the beginning of something truly unique. IsNo Angel #1 a new favourite entry? It just might be.

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9.2
NVRLND #1

Aug 16, 2016

If you're a fan of the story and the characters, definitely check out this new gritty retelling of Pan in NVRLND#1.

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9.4
NVRLND #2

Sep 15, 2016

If you're looking for something truly unique in terms of art, narrative and style – this series is the one for you.NVRLND #2 is the perfect second issue to a brilliant debut.

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9.0
NVRLND #3

Oct 12, 2016

We also loved the procedural police aspect of the story. It acknowledges the consequences of Neverland, and the drug problem deeply rooted alongside it. It doesn't just treat it as a perfect haven, even though it is for some. The end of this edition leaves the audience on another cliffhanger, a clever ploy from the writers. It creates a sense of urgency when thinking about the next instalment. It raises a lot of questions and hopefully will carry the story to it's end in a brilliant way. We can't wait for the fourth and final issue. Don't miss out.

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9.5
NVRLND #4

Nov 19, 2016

The only drawback to the finale of the series, is that it ends rather abruptly. And although this sounds like a criticism, it's a compliment. The plot draws the audience in so that they care about all of these brilliantly fleshed out characters. So when everything changes, and they're left up in the air after the cliffhanger – it's slightly disappointing to not get answers. It just shows that the writers have written a completely enthralling retelling of the original story. We've no doubt that they'll return some time in the future.NVRLND #4 brings this genuinely wonderful series to close – and we can't wait to see what's in store for Peter Pan, Wendy, Tiger and of course Hook.

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9.1
Red Dog #1

Aug 31, 2016

Fans of science fiction, movies, books and comics alike, do not want to miss this.

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9.1
Red Dog #2

Jan 3, 2017

Our favourite part of the issue is the panel where Q comforts Kyle is wonderfully heartfelt, it's quietly brilliant. the artwork of the issue feels slick and smooth, swiftly bringing the reader from page to page. This issue builds upon the first instalment in an inventive way. We won't give it away, but it's a great way of adding to the premise of a boy and his best friend. Overall, Red Dog #2 expands the world of Kirawan with exciting prospects. The story from 451 Entertainment is rooted in science fiction influences that fans of classic movies, tv shows and comics will recognise and love – but also carves it's own place in the genre. Needless to say, we're looking forward to see what's in store from this lovable underdog comic book.

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9.2
Red Dog #3

Mar 8, 2017

Red Dog #3 reminds us of science fiction films with a lot of compassion like Super 8 or Jurassic Park, simply because the story itself isn't about the wild nature of everything going on around them. At the core of this brilliantly crafted plot is a tale about a strained family who struggle to survive and don't have time for the child. The writers could quite have easily set this story on Earth, and it would've still flowed just as well. Pardon the pun, but this underdog comic book has plenty of heart that easily matches up to many of the big name stories and characters. This is science fiction at it's best, and we couldn't recommend it enough.

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8.8
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #1

Aug 10, 2016

If you're looking for complex and conflicted characters, look no further than Red Hood and the Outlaws #1. He might be your new favourite character.

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8.2
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #2

Sep 17, 2016

Where the series leads from herewe're not quite sure. It'll definitely cause some problems for Jason and Artemis – given that they seem to be a new team. But will this bizzare third member cause a little too much mayhem for the duo to work with? Overall,Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 is a thrilling read. And it proves once more that Jason Todd is undoubtedly deserving of his own title series. He continues to be one of the most captivatingly tragic characters in comic books. If you're a fan of the Bat-Family,Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 is the one for you.

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8.7
Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Aug 1, 2016

A character who has become a fan favourite makes his rebirth debut, and we thoroughly enjoyed the retelling of his origin. Although we can't wait to see where the main story leads. Knowing Jason Todd, – probably in the direction we least expect.

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8.9
Skybourne #1

Sep 13, 2016

BOOM! Studios are doing an excellent job with their current array of titles. They've proved time and again they can masterfully handle different genres (Power Rangers and Sons of Anarchy are prime examples) andSkybourne #1 is no different. It's the superhero spy thriller you didn't know you needed until now.

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9.1
Skybourne #2

Nov 13, 2016

We haven't met the third Skybourne sibling just yet, and we think he'll play into the villain's story somehow. It feels like James Bond meets King Arthur, and we're completely okay with that. A spy thriller dealing with mysticism and fighting monsters? Yes please. Trust us, it sounds completely bonkers – but it works a treat. It also proves to have heart and humour, giving this story a little more substance than the average blend of genres. With a whole host of intriguing characters,Skybourne #2 is a unique and entertaining read that is genuinely a lot of fun.

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9.3
Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #1

Aug 11, 2016

Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original#1 is a must read for fans of the brilliant series.

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9.0
Spider-Man 2099 (2015) #1

Jul 13, 2016

It's a story that whilst is light of superhero antics, is brilliant on character development. It just shows that you can write a brilliant superhero story without having the characters suit up every five seconds. Don't miss out on Miguel O'Hara in Spider-Man 2099#1.

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8.7
Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #1

Dec 30, 2016

There's three different colours of Lanterns in Star Trek/Green Lantern #1, Violet (Star Sapphire), the Green Lantern Corps and finally a singular Yellow Lantern; Sinestro. He seems to have formed an alliance with classic Trek villains, the Klingons. It's another moment where the combination of characters just seems to fit perfectly together. Usually, team up/crossover events like this tend not to be very well written. But this is most definitely a brilliant way of bringing two popular science fiction franchises together to craft a genuinely intriguing storyline. Keep your eye on this one.

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9.2
Strange Attractors #3

Aug 9, 2016

This is easily our favourite non-superhero based comic of the week. The concept is hugely fascinating and the story itself is enthralling. Boom! Studios are fast becoming brilliant publishers. Make sure you read Strange Attractors#3.

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9.5
Strange Attractors #4

Sep 8, 2016

We can't quite get over how brilliantStrange Attractors #4 is, it's such an interesting concept that it's hard not to love it. The only criticism we have of the plot is that it's a little complicated. But that's not exactly a negative given the large scope of the main plot. They are trying to manipulate chance and fate afterall. We loved the reunion between Grace and Heller, it felt absolutely perfect given the circumstances of the story. There's definitely a movie quality about this story and we're surprised the rights haven't been snatched up sooner. If you're a fan of complex thrillers, you don't want to miss Strange Attractors.

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9.5
Strange Attractors #5

Oct 6, 2016

Is this one of the best comic books we've ever read? Quite possibly. It uses the real world grounding to it's advantage. For example, when Heller is running to try and make a course correct towards the end of the issue – a lot of things go wrong. Not because of some cosmic entity or alien, but because human's make mistakes. BOOM! Studios really have got themselves a winner here.Strange Attractors #5 is a gripping read, that creates a great ending to a great story. We wouldn't be surprised if a sequel story is on the horizon, but we wouldn't complain if it was a stand-alone tale either. If you're a fan of great stories (not just comic books) we couldn't recommend this enough.

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7.3
Suicide Squad (2016) #1

Aug 23, 2016

For now, if you're looking for a good antihero story that's wonderfully weird… go read Harley Quinn's solo series.

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7.3
Suicide Squad (2016) #2

Sep 14, 2016

Whilst it's nothing incredibly special, it still does a good job utilising the characters that it had.

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8.5
Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo #1

Aug 10, 2016

If you're looking for something a little bit left field, and a bit odd – giveSuicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo and Boomerang #1 a try. We promise you won't be disappointed.

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8.7
Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1

Aug 6, 2016

This new era for the team started by Suicide Squad: Rebirth#1 could definitely spark a whole new generation of readers into the fray of DC Comics, it's a great jumping off point.

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8.3
Supergirl (2016) #1

Sep 7, 2016

The main bulk of the plot is more about her as Kara rather than as Supergirl. And whilst that could sound a little dull, it gives her more time to flourish as an individual character rather than as a costume. We get to see her make mistakes and not be as perfect as her other Kryptonian counterpart. The ending ofSupergirl #1 left on an interesting note that will certainly lead for some curious roads for Supergirl to go down. It's a great characterised issue, and fans of Supergirl will find it pretty enjoyable.

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9.2
Supergirl: Being Super #1

Jan 7, 2017

This origin story isn't restricted by a pre-existing main plot that it has to follow, it's allowed to be as slow and as explorative as it likes. And it wonderfully tells us a story of a girl growing up in high school and realising she's different. It allows the reader to connect with Kara on a level that some comics may miss out on. The writer, Mariko Tamaki clearly knows how to write interesting, three dimensional characters – and we can't wait to see where she takes the story next. (Read her new Hulk series featuring Jennifer Walters) If you're looking for an action packed thrill ride, Supergirl: Being Super #1 isn't the one for you. If you're interesting in an impressively written coming of age story that allows it's characters to flourish then you're definitely in the right place.

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7.8
Superman (2016) #1

Jun 28, 2016

Superman #1 an easily readable comic, but the whole ‘second Superman' opening was a little odd, with the Pre-Flashpoint Superman honoring the previous version at his grave. So whilst the opening might be tricky for new readers, it progresses a lot better.

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7.3
Superman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

The artwork of the book is fantastic, feeling like a blend of classic Superman stories and this new era in DC Comics. But we just wish that Superman#2 would focus on Kal-El a little more than it does.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

Superman #3 is a very claustrophobic issue, with most of the action occurring in the same room. But it shows that a comic doesn't have to be go jet setting across the globe to be an interesting story. Make sure you keep up to date with the latest DC Comics news and reviews here at Heroes Direct.

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8.3
Superman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

It's an issue not short of action, and it's very pacy. Whilst only stopping occasionally to catch it's breath – Superman#4 is constantly at full throttle. All the action is fine for now, but they're going to need a slower issue soon or they're going to burn out too quickly.

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9.2
Superman (2016) #6

Sep 8, 2016

Whilst on the outside, it just looks like Superman v Maniacal Robot – it's something a lot deeper. He;s fighting the rebirth of Kryptonian culture, sacrificing all those souls purely to be with his family. If there were any doubts about the heart and soul of this new version of Superman, this issue certainly dispelled that. We loved the inclusion of Jon in the ending ofSuperman #6, we'd be very surprised if he doesn't cross over into another series (Teen Titans for example). He has the makings of a very intriguing character in his own right, not just as Superman's son. Long story short, if you're a Superman fan – you need to be reading this Rebirth run.

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8.2
Superman (2016) #7

Sep 23, 2016

Whilst it might not be the most exciting or bold issue,Superman#7 primarily works to give the audience a deeper connection to an otherworldly character, grounding him in today's society. And it reads brilliantly, it's not too complex and it doesn't take itself too seriously. If you're looking for a superhero story that's relatively self contained and light hearted,Superman#7 is the one for you. Whilst the lack of a hugely exciting story might disappoint some readers – the character needed something to give the audience a break after the fast paced Eradicator storyline. We initially weren't keen on the new Man of Steel, but he's certainly growing on us.

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8.7
Superman (2016) #8

Nov 17, 2016

Superman #8 feels very much like an action adventure movie. It's full of discovery and wonder, whilst occasionally dicing with death from all angles. Although we can't help but wonder what the point is. Is it just an attempt to drive Jon and Clark a little closer together? Is there something larger at play? Why does Krypto keep getting eaten in this series? Having said that, we're okay with having questions – it means there's more to come from this entertaining series. It's fantastic to have a Superman who isn't constantly moody or upset, but one that can be happy with his lot in life. If you're looking for a lighthearted adventure,Superman #8 is the one for you.

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8.5
Superman (2016) #9

Nov 19, 2016

Luckily, towards the end of the issue, we get a quick glimpse of what we assume is the puppet master of the entire situation. It wasn't overtly obvious as to who it was controlling all these creatures – but we can bet that he'll come up against Superman pretty soon. It was great to see the writers developing the relationship between father and son a little further from the last issue. Seeing them fight together as a team works rather well, especially with Krypto in the mix. Overall,Superman #9 is an action adventure that manages to reel the reader in for the next instalment.

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8.6
Superman (2016) #10

Dec 6, 2016

Whilst the pair are hugely volatile across the issue, Superman #10 uses this as a way of channelling character development for the two heroes. Even just by smaller events in the issue, we learn a lot about each of them. For example, Damian has a love for animals. So the violent ex-assassin turned vigilante has a love for all things furry… Who would've guessed? But on a different note, we learn that Superboy is fiercely protective of his Mother. The writers bring the pair a little closer together whilst giving a rare insight into their personalities for the reader.Superman #10 isn't a universe spanning story but a smaller, more personal one.

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5.3
Superman: Rebirth #1

Jun 16, 2016

We can't say we're convinced with this Pre-Flashpoint Superman, and if he's to become the new main focus of the Superman issues to come, it's hard to look forward to them. It's a shame really, given that he's such a classic character. Maybe it's because the other Rebirth titles have all been filled with some positivity and hope for the future, whilst this one is down in the dumps, but we really didn't enjoy it.

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9.3
Superwoman #1

Aug 10, 2016

It's a brilliantly written issue, and we can't help but love the idea of more female heroes dominating DC Comics during their new Rebirth titles. It flows brilliantly across from other titles, and helps make the series feel more well rounded.

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8.2
The Flintstones #1

Jul 11, 2016

We're not actually complaining though, it's a welcome addition to the beloved cartoon series. And actually, seeing that the writers have taken the time to keep the humour in and add some emotional beats in makes reading it all the more worthwhile. Genuinely, give The Flintstones a go, you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.

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9.2
The Forevers #1

Dec 2, 2016

We can't review The Forevers #1 without mentioning the beautiful artwork. It feels almost real when reading it. People forget that comic books are a form of art. And this story features some of the most incredible pieces of art that blend seamlessly with the plot. It's mesmerisingly intense in some places. Some of the characters are visually based on popular celebrities " it's hard not to picture this as a movie. Overall,The Forevers #1 is an artistic take on our own celebrity driven society. When it explores what the seven are up to, it feels like a dark exploratory reality tv show. Blend that with some violent mysticism and we can't help but fall head over heels for it. Well played, Black Mask Studios, well played.

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9.4
The Forevers #2

Dec 3, 2016

The really interesting part of The Forevers #2 is the masked killer. It adds a ‘whodunnit' aspect to the story – whilst managing to be scary and intimidating at the same time. At the moment, we're not 100% who it will turn out to be, but our guess is either Bronson Pierce himself – or Carl Doherty. Either Bronson isn't exactly a reliable narrator – or there's a reason that Doherty hasn't really been seen yet. However, the addition of new found powers certainly changes the game completely for the group. This story is proving to be highly entertaining whilst managing to be socially relevant. Our hats off to the writer, Curt Pires – and Eric Scott Pfeiffer's art is gorgeously intimidating too. We can't love this issue enough.

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9.2
The Skeptics #1

Dec 2, 2016

The art style is wonderfully unique and feels like a combination of Black Mask Studios' latest title, No Angel, and the classic Archie comics. It works perfectly alongside the humorous tone ofThe Skeptics #1. Overall, we loved this new story. It's a breath of fresh air in the world of comics, and isn't afraid to be it's own entity. This first issue promises bigger things further down the line, whilst managing to be a brilliant entry into the world that Maxwell and Mary live in. If you're looking for something completely new, take a chance onThe Skeptics #1.

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8.9
The Skeptics #2

Dec 2, 2016

The end of the issue raised a couple of questions. Especially given that Maxwell had previously shown no signs of being flighty or nervous – it did seem to come out of nowhere. Seeing the pair interact with the Soviets didn't feel wholly right. Not because it was a bad plot point, but because something felt afoot. It's likely that the Soviets have a trick or two up their sleeves at this junction in the story. Overall,The Skeptics #2 is still a fun comic, even if it does slow down a little in places. We thoroughly recommend this series.

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8.7
Titans (2016) #1

Aug 30, 2016

It's great to see a light-hearted and fun comic book that isn't afraid to get rid of the gritty and serious tone. If you're a Wally West fan, don't miss Titans#1.

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7.8
Titans (2016) #2

Aug 30, 2016

So whilst the villain isn't really up to scratch, and a little too over the top – we're thoroughly enjoying the team and their dynamic as a group. Titans#2 ends up on a cliffhanger that might bring the team closer together, but could also be devastating depending on how it ends. We care enough about the characters to really anticipate the next instalment, but we can't say we're impressed by the choice of villain. Hopefully his character gets a little more fleshed out to the point where he becomes a captivating antagonist for the team. Whilst it's not as good as the first issue, Titans#2 still manages to keep the tone and style on a brilliant high.

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9.0
Titans: Rebirth #1

Jun 22, 2016

Overall, we loved Titans: Rebirth, even more so than some of the main Justice Leaguers' issues. It felt concise and told the story without any extra unwanted parts. We're so glad to have Wally West back in the fold – this is DC Comics at it's finest.

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9.1
Trinity (2016) #1

Sep 27, 2016

Trinity #1 doesn't take itself too seriously in places, but also approaches the entire situation quite sensibly. It's also worth noting that if you're looking for an action filled adventure – this issue might not be for you. It's a conversational delve into how these three intimidating heroes can get along as friends and allies. The writers even addressed the love story that occasionally sparks between Supes and Wonder Woman. It's done in a delicate way that cements a friendship between Lois and Diana. This is a huge step in the right direction. As a character analysis, this issue works perfectly. If you're looking to get to know three of the biggest characters in pop culture history, this is a great place to start.

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9.0
Trinity (2016) #2

Nov 17, 2016

At the end of the issue, we see who is partially responsible for these crazy events. And although her motivations aren't clear this far, Poison Ivy wants something with the three titans of the Justice League. It's insinuated that she's not alone in her siege on the minds of the heroes – but we're not aware of who this second party is. No doubt that will slowly come to light in further issues.We're loving this smaller storyline from DC Comics, it's a breath of fresh air against the larger plots dominating the Rebirth run right now. Don't missTrinity #2.

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9.4
Trinity (2016) #3

Nov 26, 2016

What this also does, is bring the three heroes closer together also. They weren't exactly friends to begin with, but it looks like they're already growing closer as each of them relive their worst moments. We can't help but think if Wonder Woman's turn will involve her loss of Themiscyra somehow. Given that this is one of the smaller titles compared to the rest of the current Rebirth run, it's undoubtedly one of the best. It doesn't constrain itself too much, and just allows the narrative flow without it being forced in a particular direction. If you're looking to get to know some of the world's finest heroes a little better – this is the story for you.

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8.9
Trinity (2016) #4

Dec 22, 2016

The ending ofTrinity #4 reintroduces a classic DC Comics villain that has previously been one to plague the heroes. We won't spoil who makes an appearance, but he's a longtime enemy. But it also begs the question, why is he involved? There doesn't seem to be a reason to all of this apart from finding a resolution to the trio's previous internal problems. Hopefully the next issue begins to explain why this is all happening. And also, we'd love an explanation as to how Poison Ivy became involved with this other villain. But aside from those questions, this issue is a great read if you're looking to get to know the Amazonian a little better.

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8.9
Wolfcop #1

Dec 4, 2016

Our only real gripe withWolfcop #1 was that the main villain was barely a part of the story. He barged his way into the issue, and then quickly exited. But if there's one thing the comic truly delivers on, is it's no holds barred approach to the horror genre. That's also the best thing about the title too – it isn't afraid to be as outlandish or as crazy as it wants. Wolfcop vs Bikers on the highway? Pretty normal. Wolfcop vs Hogman? Sure thing. Cannibal bikers? Why not. This brutal horror flick is everything the B-Movie genre boasts but in a 34 page short story. Looking for a nonstop bloody thrill ride that only requires you to accept the weird?Wolfcop #1 is the one for you.

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6.7
Wonder Woman (2016) #1

Jun 24, 2016

Whilst the colours, artwork, design and aesthetic are brilliant, Wonder Woman #1 is a bit of a disappointment. It feels like it doesn't really know where it's going. Carrying on from the Wonder Woman: Rebirth issue, it almost reads like a completely different story. Which is a shame considering she's one of DC Comics' most beloved characters.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #2

Jul 14, 2016

Whilst Wonder Woman#2 isn't a bad issue, and seeing the parallels between the two characters before they met was a neat little tie in, it just felt like it was a filler story between the main plot. Hopefully they bring something new to the origin, otherwise – what's the point?

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #3

Aug 10, 2016

After Wonder Woman#3, the story is really starting to come into it's own, and this partly comes down to the inclusion of Cheetah. It's becoming a more well rounded plot, and we're genuinely intrigued as to where the story heads next.

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9.3
Wonder Woman (2016) #4

Aug 11, 2016

Overall, if this is the streak that the writers are going to continue on for Wonder Woman's origin, we can't wait for the next instalment.

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6.3
Wonder Woman (2016) #5

Aug 24, 2016

Wonder Woman#5 is a little disappointing to say the least, hopefully the next instalment becomes a lot better in terms of it's pace.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #6

Sep 14, 2016

Wonder Woman #6 is starting to help piece the puzzle together behind Wonder Woman's identity and why she can't find her homeland. Hopefully the main story will start to make a lot more sense when it picks up in the next issue. We have to eat our previous words however. We initially thought this rehash of her backstory was going to be pointless and boring. And it's anything but. Seeing the origin story from different perspectives and in a different style is thoroughly entertaining to read. If you're looking to find out more about the amazonian and get to know Diana Prince a little better –Wonder Woman #6 is the one for you.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #7

Oct 13, 2016

Overall, Wonder Woman #7was the boot up the backside that this story needed. It picked up the pace and was genuinely an enjoyable read. It's also refreshing to see a male hero have to be rescued by a woman instead of the other way round for once. There's no point in the story that the writers make Wonder Woman helpless in her situation whatsoever. It's ends up being a true testament to her character. So whilst sometimes the pacing is a little off – this story is rapidly coming into it's own, even if it's taken a while.

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9.1
Wonder Woman (2016) #8

Oct 13, 2016

The only thing that does come to mind is that it sort of feels like the writers couldn't think of a way to fill in the gaps in between the main storyline. Hopefully they're just genuinely invested in fleshing out other characters in the narrative. It seems like they're leading the story on, and aren't just going to leave it hanging – so we haven't seen the last of Barbara Ann. Hopefully she has more to do with finding out what happened to Themyscira, especially since that portion of the plot-line has been dragged out considerably. This series is starting to make a lot of right decisions – this is definitely a step in the right direction.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #9

Nov 9, 2016

All the previous issues begin to make sense, we did occasionally why we were supposed to care about Barbara's Tigress character – and it's all become clear. She's hugely important to find the Amazonians. And we do get a satisfying ending to the story, after the group figure out a way to try get Diana home. But it still raises questions, like why this has all happened in the first place. We can only assume that it's part of the same mystery that plagues The Flash. We can't wait to see where this leads.

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8.9
Wonder Woman (2016) #10

Nov 9, 2016

It features one of the most tense comic panels we've read in a long time. With speeding bullets heading towards a family, and Diana leaping forward to defend them. The way the artists choose to focus on certain parts of the shooter and Wonder Woman creates a sense of urgency when reading, that it's hard not to be thoroughly impressed with their techniques. Even the way the writers deal with the media's reaction to a female superhero is completely spot on – focusing on her clothes and her hair instead of the heroic act she's just undertaken. They hit the nail on the head.Wonder Woman #10 is another fantastic addition to this retelling of the Amazonian's origin.

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8.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #11

Nov 25, 2016

Towards the end of the issue, Diana is shown something from her Lasso that doesn't make much sense to the audience – but seems to affect her greatly. It makes us wonder if this is something to do with the Rebirth aspect of the entire DC continuity this far. Especially given that we haven't been given much explanation on that side of things. Overall, this issue sets up even more questions that definitely need answering sooner rather than later. Our only worry is that the writers will drag this plot out as long as possible instead of providing us with a solution. Having said that, it's an issue that really fosters that sense of curiosity and confusion that Diana has about her “home”.

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9.1
Wonder Woman (2016) #12

Dec 17, 2016

Towards the end of Wonder Woman #12, we're re-introduced to an iconic character from Diana's history – and it ties neatly into events from previous issues. Even though this vengeful villain is truly intimidating – Wonder Woman will surely be more than a match for him. Especially given how powerful and inspiring she's drawn to look across this series. We're loving her image and the rest of the art as a whole. It really brings the inspirational themes of hope that DC are trying the bring in across their titles. Overall, this latest instalment in the retelling of Diana's origin is a worthy read, and really sets up the conflict for the rest of the series.

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8.7
Wonder Woman (2016) #13

Dec 29, 2016

The art changes over from the previous style, and whilst it could be seen as a little off-putting at first given that it is radically different, we loved it. It really detailed the desperation and sense of loss in Diana as she breaks down. It also helps bring the action to life and spring across the page. – our hats off to the artist of the issue, Renato Guedes. Overall, the Wonder Woman series is beginning to be one of our most anticipated releases as the series adds a whole new dimension to the classic story whilst carving it's own path for the Amazonian.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #14

Jan 21, 2017

It's clear that the origin story in Wonder Woman #14has reached the moment where she's become the icon we're familiar with. It's a valuable insight into how the world embraced her, and how she earnt their trust. But just seeing her having drinks with the other characters and not spending all of her time with the Justice League is a breath of fresh air. This origin story works fantastically in telling the world's first reactions to the Amazonian. But it also works in brilliant tandem with the main story of losing her home, whilst also being able to stand on its own as a singular plot.

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9.0
Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

Jun 16, 2016

We love the artistic aesthetic of Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 as it mixes old-school comic conventions with a modern style. It's a great issue to say that half of it is spent inside her apartment overlooking Paris, there wasn't a moment where Rucka didn't have our attention throughout. We expect to see more of his distinctive writing talents in the rest of her upcoming solo series.

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9.1
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #11

Sep 13, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyedWrath of the Eternal Warrior #11, and couldn't recommend it more. The plot is emotional, exciting and bold. Giving a brutal character like Gilad a hearty plot point actually gives it a lot of weight. We can't wait to see where the story goes forward after this. Valiant are clearly doing something right, Faith#3 was also hugely enjoyable.

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