Jeffrey Lyles's Comic Reviews

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6.5
Action Comics (2016) #958

Jun 22, 2016

Most of the issue then is devoted to Superman and Super Lex taking turns taking on Doomsday. Since Doomsday doesn't speak or have much an agenda besides being an alien wrecking ball the battle feels anticlimactic. Patrick Zircher's art remains consistently clean. While he never quite makes this Superman/Doomsday battle feel as gigantic in scope as it should, the action is easy to follow.

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5.0
Action Comics (2016) #959

Jul 13, 2016

The rinse wash repeat cycle with Doomsday keeps Action Comics on the lower tier of DC Rebirth titles. Next issue, a major hero arrives to lend a hand, which could help liven things up a bit. For this title to really warrant must-read status Jurgens needs to focus more on the characters and tone down the action to avoid sending the book on the Path of Doom.

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4.0
Action Comics (2016) #960

Jul 27, 2016

Maybe when Jurgens gets to the point of this storyline it will all make sense. For now though Action Comics remains underwhelming with another dull installment of a story arc that can't end soon enough.

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4.0
Action Comics (2016) #961

Aug 10, 2016

Action Comics #961 is another dull chapter in a very stagnant story that cant end soon enough.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #962

Aug 24, 2016

Jurgens resumes Actions most promising angle Superman and Lex Luthor sizing each other up with the hint that it will remain a crucial aspect of the series. With Doomsday defeated its time to see what else Jurgens has in store for Superman. Path of Dooms conclusion was an encouraging step in the right direction.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #963

Sep 14, 2016

The success of this storyline will largely depend on Jurgens keeping it tight and not letting it go on needlessly. Superman meet Clark Kent gets off to a decent start. Hopefully it can play out and end just as solidly.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #964

Sep 28, 2016

This wasn't the most action packed installment of Action Comics, but it did advance a significant subplot. With the tease of the next big threat to Superman, this cool-down story was definitely appreciated.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #965

Oct 12, 2016

After its opening arc, I didn't have high hopes for this title, but Jurgens is getting his mojo back leading to a solid string of quality Superman (and family) stories.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #966

Oct 26, 2016

Interestingly, the four issue run where there's been very little action has been far more satisfying. Jurgens does the smaller, more personal stories of Superman and his supporting cast well. Hopefully, this momentum continues when he amps the action back up.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #967

Nov 9, 2016

I've thought this comic was really going to hit its stride once Superman was forced to deal and reluctantly partner with Luthor. Jurgens took the scenic route in getting there, but the book is becoming a very enjoyable read over the last few installments. While Path of Doom was a chore to endure, Action Comics has found its sweet spot and the comic has become a worthwhile addition to the Superman titles reading pile.

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7.5
Action Comics (2016) #968

Nov 23, 2016

Action Comics has rebounded nicely after a sluggish start. Jurgens has the book trending upward and hopefully the art will follow.

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7.5
Action Comics (2016) #969

Dec 14, 2016

This isn't the most groundbreaking Superman story ever, but Jurgens is telling it enjoyably enough. Perhaps more importantly, this is going a long way to establishing a working relationship between Superman and his longstanding rival.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #970

Dec 28, 2016

Jurgens ends the issue with an interesting cliffhanger. The final panel probably is a fake out, but it's fun to see Jurgens going the unexpected route with the story. Action Comics has recovered from its rocky start and this issue was more proof, the creative team has found the right niche in the Superman universe to tell different and entertaining stories.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #971

Jan 11, 2017

I've been very impressed with Action's turnaround. The title has been a welcome surprise the last few months and this arc is holding fast with that trend. I'm looking forward to seeing where Jurgens and Segovia take the next issue while retaining this enjoyable momentum.

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9.5
All-Star Batman #1

Aug 10, 2016

With Batman out of the shadows of Gotham, colorist Dean White has to utilize more colors than typical for a Batman title. It's brighter and sunnier making for a nice contrast to the regular black and greys we normally get.

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8.5
All-Star Batman #3

Oct 12, 2016

Batman's wild ride remains a lot of fun and just as satisfying as the start of the journey.

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9.0
All-Star Batman #4

Nov 9, 2016

The issue ends with possibly the most over the top scenario for Batman and Duke yet. One thing is for sure. It won't possibly play out like I expect.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

Walker creatively frames the panels making for an immersive viewing experience. His storytelling really works well with an aquatic character as panels flow into one another smoothly. Walker captures the regal air of Aquaman and his subjects subtlety framing the panel to position the Atlanteans looking down or having other characters look up at them.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

Aquaman has been a fast starter. With an action-packed opening act, the real challenge will be to see if it can keep this pace up. If so, Aquaman is going to be one of the more exciting of the Rebirth titles.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

Aquaman hasnt had an off issue yet. Even with the shift from the action-oriented feel, it remains a reliable DC Rebirth title. At the midway point of The Drowning Circle, the storyline hasnt lost any steam.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

With the return of Walker and a big time clash of superhero titans, Aquaman #6 shoots the title right back up to the top tier of the DC Rebirth titles.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #7

Sep 21, 2016

Scott Eaton is back on the title's artist carousel. Eaton is a dependable, solid artist and the quality doesn't suffer when it's his turn to carry the load. Eaton's art isn't as lively or dynamic as Brad Walker, but it's more than adequate. Particularly in low-level action issues like this installment.Aquaman has been a character in need of a focused, streamlined approach. Peter David and Geoff Johns offered that during their runs and Abnett is quickly establishing his take as one worth following. Aquaman has rarely been better and it continues to deliver each month

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

The thought of Aquaman battling an unbeatable force initially sounded uninspired, but I'm very excited about the direction Abnett will take this storyline. Aquaman has clawed and scratched and at this point, it warrants inclusion among DC Rebirth's best titles.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

If Aquaman continues to have the three rotating artists, Abnett should probably craft the stories to play to his various artists' strengths. The fallout from this issue's cliffhanger should be interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing where Abnett takes Aquaman next.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #10

Nov 1, 2016

Walker's pencils give this a big blockbuster dynamic, but it's the smaller aspects like the detail in the character eyes and Mera's outfit scale pattern that really make his work stand out. Gabe Eltaeb's color work is some of the best in comics giving the book a vibrant feel. With this particular creative team, Aquaman is easily a top tier DC title. With the action poised to heat up, hopefully the band stays together for a string of consecutive issues.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

The Deluge prelude shows promise, but hopefully Abnett has more in store for this arc than a rehash of a popular Justice League story.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #12

Dec 7, 2016

Phillip Briones is on deck for the art. Barring a few soft panels with character faces, Briones is up to the task and there's some nice expansive pages providing great scope to this pending war. The Deluge just got started, but I'm already swept up into what's looking like a great new arc.

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8.5
Aquaman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

The Deluge has proven to be a very strong arc for Aquaman. With Black Manta yet to directly strike against Aquaman, the best is clearly yet to come, but the journey has so far been well worth the ride.

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9.0
Aquaman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

The Deluge has been a very enjoyable read and this third chapter was the best yet. Abnett is taking Aquaman to very intriguing heights with strong indication it's only going to get better.

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9.4
Aquaman (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

All around this was a tremendous cap to what has been a very entertaining saga. Abnett again proves his mastery of what makes Aquaman such a unique and necessary character in the DC Universe.

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9.0
Batgirl (2016) #1

Jul 27, 2016

The art by Rafael Albuquerque compliments Batgirl well. It's still playful and isn't overly dark and serious. Under this new creative team, Batgirl is getting her road trip off to a great start. May as well pack a bag and join her on the journey.

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9.0
Batgirl (2016) #2

Aug 24, 2016

Beyond Burnside is the best Batgirl has been since Gail Simone kick-started her return to action in the New 52. Free of being bogged down by current events in Gotham and making sense of Batgirls somewhat convoluted continuity, Batgirl is one of Rebirths most new reader friendly titles. At this rate its not a stretch to see Batgirl well on its way to being DCs premier female headlining title.

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4.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

Sep 14, 2016

There hasn't been enough encouraging signs that this title will improve with this current creative team. DC has so many titles knocking it out the park that even grading on the curve, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey still comes up lacking. This may be a title worth revisiting down the road once the Bensons get more comfortable with the characters, but for now it's probably worth skipping.

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4.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

Jul 20, 2016

After a string of books meeting expectations and genuine surprises, Birds of Prey's relaunch was somewhat disappointing. The title may be a slow starter, but for those hoping for a return to former glory this wasn't the relaunch they were waiting on.

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8.0
Batman (2016) Annual #1

Nov 30, 2016

Batman Annual #1 starts off great with its opening three stories, trails off some with the fourth and rebounds with the fifth. Not a bad ratio for a Christmas theme annual. Batman fans should find at least three stories that will make this worth the read.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

King sets up several mysteries for Batman to solve. Theres Gotham and Gotham Girls origin, the tease of monsters coming to Gotham and the reveal of an old foe that might be behind all of it. This was the weakest of Kings three Batman issues thus far, but theres enough here to suggest this was a rare misfire.

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10
Batman (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

The final page certainly sets up an intriguing next issue. With King and Finch clicking so strongly on this collaboration, Batman continues to be a cant miss title.

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10
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

I am Gotham has been one of the strongest initial story arcs in the entire DC Rebirth line. With this issue's cliffhanger, two weeks seems like a long wait for what's been a classic story so far.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

The issue ends as if to suggest the end of the I Am Gotham storyline yet the perpetrators are still on the loose. It'll be interesting to see how King resolves the story. With some major developments and a tragic conclusion, I Am Gotham part 5 ended strongly. Hopefully King and Finch can keep the momentum rolling with the next story arc.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

Next issue marks the Batman chapter of the Night of the Monster Men crossover. The following issue looks to be especially promising considering Batman's conversation with Amanda Waller and the tease of a Suicide Squad encounter.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #7

Sep 21, 2016

Riley Rossmo's pencils are creatively laid out and the character expressions are well done. Given the quality of the Batman titles, this was a bit of a letdown. Worst case scenario, Night of the Monster Men will prove a decent enough distraction to allow the regular creative team to get a breather and get ahead before their return.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

This was an encouraging issue. Initially this arc read like a time filler to let the creative teams catch their breaths. Now it's starting to live up to its potential of the Bat family fighting Godzilla, King Kong and Morhra the same night.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

Even though it was largely just a set-up issue, Batman #9 is an engaging opening act. If the rest of the arc is this good, King just might top his outstanding debut act. Good thing there's only two more weeks until the next installment.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #10

Nov 1, 2016

As always, King tries to deliver a different kind of Batman story. That's commendable, but in this case, sticking with expectations might have been the better play.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

I Am Suicide delivers another killer installment that's made for a excellent followup to I Am Gotham. King is doing big things with this title and this issue proves he's got plenty of surprises left.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #12

Dec 7, 2016

The big question is if the terrific art can carry the issue. This installment is one that barely progresses the story, but Janin's art at least makes this treading in water issue worth a look.

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9.2
Batman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

Overall, I Am Suicide was an inconsistent story arc. There were some great moments and a number of unnecessary story decisions, but when it clicked like this issue, it was a very enjoyable storyline. And best of all it sets up a number of future stories I'm looking forward to seeing where King takes Batman.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

Even if this is just a minor detour en route to a more complex storyline, Rooftops is a decent shorter Batman arc. King has set the bar high for his run so while this is solid, it's not one of the essential issues of the Rebirth Batman era.

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8.8
Batman (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

I wasn't sure how King was going to wrap this arc up, but Rooftops was effective and efficient storytelling. For fans of the hero/anti-hero romance, this will be required reading and for Batman fans, it's a pretty great read.

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7.0
Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1

Sep 28, 2016

As a kickoff to the next Batman Beyond era, this left me cautiously optimistic. Hopefully with a fresh start, Jurgens can restore the book back to prominence and justify his return to the title.

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4.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #1

Sep 28, 2016

Scott Kollins artwork is solid. He's a great fit for this book up for either the extensive talking scenes or Beetle in action moments. This is a title that might actually work better for new fans unfamiliar with the characters who will approach it without preconceived notions. Blue Beetle is a book where Giffen is still finding his way.

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8.0
Cyborg (2016) #1

Sep 21, 2016

The only concern from this issue is the hope that Semper doesn't get too focused on having Cyborg battle mechanical/robotic type opponents. There's enough potential metallic adversaries for Cyborg to fight to last for two to three years, but that shouldn't be the basis of his still under construction rogue gallery. Still, I liked what I read here and was an encouraging sign going forward.

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7.5
Cyborg (2016) #2

Oct 5, 2016

The issue's cliffhanger was cleverly done and should have lasting repercussions on the title. I don't see Cyborg becoming a top tier title, but it's enjoyable enough in this early stretch that it's sustaining my interest.

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7.5
Cyborg (2016) #3

Oct 19, 2016

Like Green Lanterns before it, Cyborg flashes just enough promise to keep me invested. It hasn't all come together yet, but it's very close. But I'm enjoying seeing it all come together on the ground floor.

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6.0
Cyborg (2016) #4

Nov 1, 2016

At this point, Semper is going to need to find some way to make Cyborg a fun read. It's a little too all over the place and this issue doesn't instill any confidence that it's going to improve fast enough to retain readers.

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6.5
Cyborg: Rebirth #1

Sep 7, 2016

Cyborg Rebirth doesn't provide the same wow factor as some other Rebirth debuts. Instead it offers some promise of better storylines to come. Hopefully Semper and Pelletier can reach that potential.

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8.0
DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

Dec 14, 2016

The book features most of DC's big guns wrapped in a nice holiday edition. Is it worth $10? For most DC fans there's bound to be enough in the 88 pages to make it worth a read during the holidays.

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8.0
Death of Hawkman #1

Oct 5, 2016

This was a nice re-introduction to one of DC's forgotten gems. It wasn't stuffed with action, but solid character building. Plenty of time to go heavy on the action later.

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7.5
Death of Hawkman #2

Nov 1, 2016

The issue would probably read easier with a clearer distinction between the current events, the flashbacks and the earlier flashbacks. Andreyko gets a bit lost in the narrative, but the art or even some color tricks by Bond (who otherwise does a sensational job) could help make that slightly easier to follow.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #1

Aug 24, 2016

Deathstroke #1 kicks off as strong as the best of DC Rebirth. If it stays this consistent Deathstroke will quickly ascend to the top tier of DC's new era.

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7.0
Deathstroke (2016) #3

Sep 28, 2016

Deathstroke is a title that won't live or die on the strength of the art. Obviously, with Pagulayan the art is top notch, but Priest's take on the characters is what's making this an engaging read.

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8.0
Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

Aug 10, 2016

Priest on Deathstroke sounded like a winning combination. Deathstroke: Rebirth meets those high expectations with a strong debut.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #935

Jun 22, 2016

Tynion does a commendable job juggling the characters and giving them all little moments throughout the issue. This is a promising group and the personality clashes and agendas feel natural. There wasn't any forced drama, but Tynion definitely lays the groundwork for some pending problems for the group beyond Gotham's criminals. Eddy Barrows is such a natural fit to handle the artwork. He's best suited on titles with a lot of characters. After working on Superman and Teen Titans, Barrows' skills continue to evolve especially with character expressions.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #936

Jul 11, 2016

Rise of the Batmen has been a compelling storyline. Part 3 kept the momentum rolling and somehow the two-week wait is going to feel even longer for the next chapter.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #937

Jul 27, 2016

Tynion doesnt appear to be dragging the story out as the pacing has really played out like a movie. Next issue promises to pack some major action as The Bat Squad battles The Colony. The fun keeps coming with Detective Comics.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #938

Aug 10, 2016

Detective Comics remains a title readers can count on to deliver. It's been DC's best team book since Rebirth got underway and #938 shows it has no intention of letting up.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #939

Aug 26, 2016

While some of the Rebirth titles initial story arcs lost steam midway through, Detective is five issues in and remains just as exhilarating as it began. As usual the two weeks for the next installment cant get here fast enough for me.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #940

Sep 14, 2016

With this issue, Tynion and Barrows cement Detectives status as a Top 3 Rebirth title and this weeks must-read DC comic.

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7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #941

Sep 28, 2016

This was the best chapter so far of Night of the Monster Men thanks to Orlando focusing more on the characters and less the monster spectacle. The next installment is slated for two weeks. That was slightly disappointing as Rebirth's every week format worked well with a crossover.

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6.5
Detective Comics (2016) #942

Oct 12, 2016

In the end, this was an interesting departure from the regular Batman stories that was twice as long as necessary.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #943

Oct 26, 2016

Tynion and Martinez kick this new arc off in engaging fashion. This is the slow wind-up installment, but it didn't lack for well-developed character moments while setting up the next storyline. As usual, Detective Comics continues to be a book that has to be on every Batman fans' must-read list.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #944

Nov 9, 2016

Detective Comics is the comic equivalent of watching an epic Batman movie. Issue #944 keeps one of the best titles in the DC lineup rolling. There's absolutely no reason why any superhero comic book fan shouldn't be reading this book right now.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #945

Nov 23, 2016

Detective is one of the few comics that can get by with weaker fill-in art. Tynion is crafting one of DC's best books right now and the final page's cliffhanger ensures the thrills won't be stopping anytime soon.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #946

Dec 14, 2016

Tynion and Barrows + Team Batman? That's a combination too spectacular to fail as Detective continues to be a must-read Rebirth title.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #947

Dec 28, 2016

It's gotten to the point where I expect a nearly flawless issue every other week and Detective Comics hasn't disappointed yet. This is a another in the long line of must-read issues in this superior series.

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9.7
Detective Comics (2016) #948

Jan 11, 2017

But it's hard to complain about an issue where the Bat cousins spend some quality time. And this new adversary looks to be a candidate with strong staying power in the right hands. In the Bat universe it doesn't get much better than Tynion's.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

Once Williamson gets a better handle on Barry this title is really going to get up to speed. This is a title that's not quite there, but has a lot of promise. Until then, check it out for the gorgeous art.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #2

Jul 13, 2016

This was my final read for new comics this week and it didnt let me down. With a terrific cliffhanger hopefully the two weeks to follow up on Thunderstruck wont be too slow.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #3

Jul 27, 2016

Carmine Di Giandomenico's pencils and colorist Ivan Plascencia continue to make The Flash one of DC's most visually pleasing books on the market. Just before things stay too calm, Flash learns a dangerous new threat called Godspeed and he's taking out fellow speedsters. That's a solid cliffhanger and I'm looking forward to seeing how Williamson pays it off. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long.

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7.0
Flash (2016) #4

Aug 10, 2016

With so many speedsters running around, Williamson really hasnt gotten a chance to truly focus on The Flash. Hopefully, the Speed Storm story is winding down to put the focus back on the titular character.

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5.0
Flash (2016) #5

Aug 24, 2016

At this point that's Flash's biggest hook right now. Clearing the deck of the numerous speedsters and refocusing on Flash should become a priority for this title quickly.

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5.0
Flash (2016) #6

Sep 14, 2016

This has been another Rebirth kickoff story arc that's dragged on way too long. Next issue promises the big showdown between Flash and Godspeed. This should have been an exciting confrontation, but at this point I'm just ready to move on from it and kickoff the next story arc.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #7

Sep 28, 2016

Not wrapping the arc by this issue was a risky move. Eight issues is a lengthy opening story, but if it ends as solid as this issue, it will justify one more run. This is much more of what I'm hoping to see going forward with the title.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #8

Oct 12, 2016

Flash got back on track after a middling middle portion of the Godspeed arc. I'm encouraged by the progression of the series and excited about what Williamson and Di Giandomenico have in store next.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #10

Nov 9, 2016

The return of a classic Flash and DC villain also helps add to the excitement. The Speed of Darkness gets off to a great start here and this is a strong jumping-on point for readers who missed the first arc.

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7.5
Flash (2016) #11

Nov 23, 2016

The Flash has the makings of a Top 5 title, but DC needs to shore up the art when Di Giandomenico is on a break. I'm looking forward to seeing where Williamson is going to go next with the title, but I'm equally anticipating Di Giandomenico's return to the book.

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7.0
Flash (2016) #12

Dec 14, 2016

Davide Gianfelice's art is a little too stylized for a book like The Flash. Beyond very rough character faces, the characters are overall drawn too blocky. They lack a sense of fluidity and crisp movement a book about speed demands.

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9.2
Flash (2016) #13

Dec 28, 2016

Although this was largely a standalone issue, the Kid Flash character spotlight made it a lot of fun. And the return of a Flash fan favorite Rogue suggests things are hardly about to get boring for Central City's speedsters.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #14

Jan 11, 2017

This was mainly a setup issue, but Williamson adds a clever twist that ensures The Rogues are back and badder than ever. Which can only lead to good things for this arc and Flash readers.

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9.5
Green Arrow (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

Under this creative team, Green Arrow is solidly a must-read title. More impressively is the sense that the fun is only just getting started in whats looking like a definitive Green Arrow run.

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10
Green Arrow (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

The Ninth Circle finds Green Arrow infiltrating Queen Industries. Arrow is seeking some answers for the failed assassination attempt on his life. Elsewhere in Seattle, Black Canary is trying to honor Arrows memory by completing his final case. And halfway across the globe, John Diggle is getting his own insight into The Ninth Circle.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

While some titles feel like the main storyline is running out of steam four issues in, the Ninth Circle arc remains as engaging as ever in what's become one of DC's must-read titles.

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10
Green Arrow (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

Percy winds the issue down in a way atypical in modern comic book storytelling fashion. Theres not a cheap cliffhanger, but he immediately kicks off a new storyline that should be a blast for both new and longtime Green Arrow fans. Inferno might have cooled down one story arc, but the fire is still burning bright with Green Arrow.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

Even with the titular character largely sidelined, Green Arrow #6 delivered. This is one of DCs Top 5 titles right now with no signs of slowing down.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #7

Sep 21, 2016

Those minor gripes are hardly enough to not recommend the issue. Even when it's not dead-on target, Green Arrow continues to be one of DC's best titles and easier recommendations.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

There wasn't much action here save some bear encounters. Maybe it would be risky in lesser hands, but Percy and Schmidt make this another pleasant diversion in their rock-solid run.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

Art choices aside, Green Arrow continues to be a treat for the Green Arrow/Black Canary dynamic. This was one of the great relationships undone by the New 52 and Percy is making sure readers grasp what made it so special. Their banter makes up for most of the issue's missteps. The island saga may have been underwhelming, but Green Arrow remains one of Rebirth's easier and enjoyable reads.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #10

Nov 1, 2016

Since the setup is too good to rush through in one setting, there's a cliffhanger on this one. Maybe next issue, Percy will work in some Snowpiercer elements to really amp up the fun.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

Of the important issues of this new Rebirth run, Empire Express wasn't pivotal, but it was an enjoyable mini-arc with great characterization and beautiful art.

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9.5
Green Arrow (2016) #12

Dec 7, 2016

Otto Schmidt's art and colors is just as lively and dynamic as ever making for a vibrant visual presentation. In its first year, Green Arrow has been one of DC's best reads. If the kickoff to Emerald Outlaw is any indication, Year 2 is going to be just as exciting.

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9.2
Green Arrow (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

Emerald Outlaw hasn't missed the mark yet. This is turning into one of those stories you want to turn your friends into so they don't miss out.

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7.5
Green Arrow (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

Hopefully the next chapter will see more of the strong art that's helped Green Arrow become one of the premier Rebirth titles in DC's lineup.

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9.5
Green Arrow (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

Percy ends the issue with the return of a featured supporting character (no, not that one) sure to shake up the status quo. For a character writers frequently run out of good ideas early on in their run, Percy is showing there's plenty of arrows left in his quiver. And he's still firmly on target.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #1

Jul 20, 2016

Rage Planet ends on another solid, cliffhanger note. Humphries probably reached into the somewhat obvious cliche too soon. Hopefully he's got some other tricks in his bag to keep the title moving forward.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #2

Jul 6, 2016

Green Lanterns isn't there yet. By the conclusion of Rage Planet the problems might not all be addressed, but there's something here that makes me think Green Lanterns is going to be a special title in the Rebirth era.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #5

Aug 17, 2016

As usual, Humphries ends the issue on a solid cliffhanger. Consistently, each issue has been slow out the gates only to pick up steam and have me looking forward to the next installment. Once Humphries and Robson put that together for an entire 21 pages, Green Lanterns could join the upper echelon Rebirth titles.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #6

Sep 14, 2016

Hopefully Humphries has a better sense of pacing these story arcs going forward. Seeing as how Rage Planet's wrap-up still left a number of lingering subplots this arc could have been two issues shorter and just as effective. Green Lanterns continues to be an up and down reading experience, but it remains solid enough to stick with it for now.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #7

Sep 21, 2016

The issue ends with a mini-cliffhanger suggesting the two newest Lanterns are about to tangle with yet another longtime threat in the DCU. That could prove pretty fun. Green Lanterns is clearly going to be a title requiring patience. So far that approach has worked pretty well and there's little reason it'll stop anytime soon.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #8

Oct 5, 2016

Humphries has what seems like a fairly strong plot for this next story arc. With the messy introductions to Baz and Cruz out of the way, he's able to further establish their bonds while working Rami into the fold. I'm looking forward to seeing how this arc plays out as it could be the one that gets Green Lanterns to the next level.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #9

Oct 19, 2016

Despite the shaky art, this was a very strong chapter in the Phantom Lantern saga. Green Lanterns has found its way, hopefully Humphries can keep it in the light.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #10

Nov 1, 2016

Even with the inconsistent art, this was another strong issue for a title that's really picked up some momentum as of late. I'm very invested in this storyline and the various possibilities Humphries has to explore with this new villain.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #15

Jan 18, 2017

This wasn't the biggest must-read issue of Green Lanterns, but I liked it a lot. The bond between Baz and Cruz is becoming a real highlight and this issue really tapped into the overall Rebirth tone of hope and heroes striving every day to be the best version of themselves. This issue is a great jumping-on point for readers who want more insight on the Lanterns they've seen in the various Justice League issues.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #1

Jul 27, 2016

For those DC fans seeking a more familiar extension of the Green Lantern vs Sinestro conflict, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps is 'your Green Lantern book.' If the first issue and its final page are any indication, this will be one of the consistently entertaining post Rebirth titles.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #2

Aug 10, 2016

While some Rebirth titles are nearing their fifth issue, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps has quickly distinguished itself from the pack. This is one of the top titles in DC and a must for every DC fan.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #3

Aug 24, 2016

Innocents Lost is another exciting chapter in the Hal Jordan series. This is high level quality Green Lantern action and this title continues to be a Rebirth standout.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #4

Sep 14, 2016

This is one of the constant must-read books right now in DC. Each issue only further solidifies its place on the top tier of Rebirth reading options.

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9.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #5

Sep 28, 2016

This is one of the rare Rebirth titles that hasn't needed to connect with the rest of the DC Universe. There hasn't been a random Superman, Batman or Justice League appearance, but it doesn't matter. Hal Jordan and the GLC is a title satisfying on every level right now.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #6

Oct 12, 2016

Hal Jordan and the GLC hasn't dropped the ball since its kickoff and this issue was another reminder why it's one of the best of the Rebirth era.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #7

Oct 26, 2016

Rafa Sandoval's pencils are reliably consistent, but for such a major chapter in the title it would have been nice to have Ethan Van Sciver handling the art responsibilities. That's like complaining the $1,000 bill I found on the street wasn't crisp enough. The cliffhanger definitely makes the next issue intriguing. This has been a title that hasn't let up yet. I'm looking forward to seeing how the fallout of Sinestro's Law impacts everyone.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #8

Nov 9, 2016

The story is great, but Ethan Van Sciver's art puts it over the top. Van Sciver packs so much detail into each frame that it's like watching a movie. When Van Sciver joins Venditti, this is a title very hard not to place atop DC's Rebirth line. This was another terrific installment in a series that hasn't had a letdown.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #9

Nov 23, 2016

Venditti and Sandoval do it again taking this title to a spot in the Top 4 Best of DC's current offerings.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #10

Dec 14, 2016

What stands out most with the title is how Venditti keeps making the right choices. The Green Lantern universe is wide open and full of potential missteps, but Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps keeps shining thanks to his impeccable direction.

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9.7
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #11

Dec 28, 2016

Next issue looks to bring Bottled Light to its conclusion. This hasn't been a story arc with major ramifications to the overall Green Lantern mythos, but it's been a tremendous amount of fun. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps hasn't had a bad issue and issue 11 was another winner for this always reliable read.

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10
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #12

Jan 11, 2017

Issue 12 capped off a tremendous first 12 issues of this run and with this creative team firmly in place, there's no reason to suspect it won't remain one of DC's brightest lights.

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7.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1

Jul 13, 2016

Despite the main characters shtick being based in will, Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps Rebirth left me hopeful for this next chapter in the GL universe.

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7.5
He-Man / Thunder Cats #1

Oct 5, 2016

I'm looking forward to the next issue much more than any recent Masters of the Universe issue. Hopefully the series can make good on its potential and keep delivering on this crossover.

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8.5
He-Man / Thunder Cats #2

Nov 16, 2016

It's He-Man along against the villains of two worlds. An interesting turn of events looks to provide an alternative take on that format with the arrival of the ThunderCats. This is an easy recommendation for fans of both series and even those who just enjoy some big time super-powered heroics in the fantasy realm.

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8.5
He-Man / Thunder Cats #3

Dec 21, 2016

He-Man/ThunderCats remains a wholly satisfying, fan-pleasing experience. This is becoming a book I'm eagerly anticipating each new issue. So far it hasn't let me down. This crossover just might have the power.

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8.5
Hellblazer (2016) #1

Aug 24, 2016

I'm looking forward to seeing where Oliver takes the title. Hellblazer has tremendous potential and it could be a big sleeper hit for DC.

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7.5
Hellblazer: Rebirth #1

Jul 20, 2016

Hellblazer might not be the weeks biggest surprise or must-read title in the Rebirth banner. Its solidly entertaining and fills a very specific character void thatd been missing in DC Comics.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #1

Jul 20, 2016

In a largely set up issue, not a whole lot happens here. Hopefully Hitch will progress the story further now the first salvo of the adversary has been launched.

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7.5
Justice League (2016) #2

Aug 3, 2016

Justice League isn't back at top dog status yet, but it's improving. And that's definitely an encouraging sign.

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7.5
Justice League (2016) #3

Aug 17, 2016

The issue ends on a promising note that finally seems to be steering the story to a more focused action direction. Up to this point the League has just been randomly fighting The Kindred's minions. While it's fun watching the League cut loose, getting to the purpose of the fighting will make for a better read.

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6.0
Justice League (2016) #4

Sep 7, 2016

At this point it's the artwork that's driving the story. This hasn't been an engaging story from the start and Hitch has done little to turn the tide. DC's premier team book remains one of the weakest in the Rebirth era.

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4.0
Justice League (2016) #5

Sep 21, 2016

Justice League's first big arc is over and it wrapped in the same consistently disappointing fashion as the previous entries. Hopefully, Hitch can rebound with the next arc.

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5.0
Justice League (2016) #6

Oct 5, 2016

DC really needs the Justice League of America title to connect as this Justice League continues to flounder. There's just nothing truly compelling to encourage readers to stick with the title at this point. Justice League is never actively terrible, but to some extent, it's worse because it's fails to warrant much emotion at all.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #8

Nov 1, 2016

The highlight this issue is the incredibly clean and detailed style of fill-in artist Neil Edwards. With a similar yet splashier style than Fernando Pasarin, Edwards' art is impressive. Whether the slow paced moments or the more action-driven sequences, Edwards proves up to the challenge. Regardless if the Outbreak arc marks the start of a Justice League turnaround for the beleaguered title at least it will look great.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #9

Nov 16, 2016

Justice League has been a title that's constantly struggled since Rebirth. Outbreak won't fix all the problems, but this was another solid issue for a book that needed some positive momentum.

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6.0
Justice League (2016) #10

Dec 7, 2016

All around this was a rough week for Justice League. Next issue looks to be a big time slugfest with little need for dialogue heavy sessions. Hopefully that can turn things around for this beleaguered title.

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8.3
Justice League (2016) #11

Dec 21, 2016

Outbreak ends on an abrupt note, likely to allow for the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad tie-in. Justice League has a way to go to reach the Rebirth upper echelon, but this issue was a fun little slugfest and there's nothing wrong with that at all.

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7.5
Justice League (2016) #12

Jan 4, 2017

I get why this issue came out after the crossover kickoff, but it probably would have made for a better standalone if it occurred earlier. This is one of those tie-ins that's OK for background info and filling in some of the gaps, but the overall enjoyment of the crossover won't be impacted whatsoever with skipping this issue.

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8.5
Justice League (2016) #13

Jan 18, 2017

This might not be an essential reading for the JL vs Suicide Squad crossover, but Seeley and Eaton offer a solid companion piece worth reading.

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10
Justice League / Power Rangers #1

Jan 11, 2017

This issue was a real unexpected treat. The writing was right on point and the art was a terrific fit. While I might have originally been skeptical of the concept, I'm fully won over and can't wait to watch this mini-series play out.

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9.0
Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth #1

Jan 4, 2017

The issue smoothly ties in to DC Rebirth and definitely accomplishes its mission of stoking interest in seeing more of the new Atom in the Justice League of America.

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6.0
Justice League of America: The Ray Rebirth #1

Jan 18, 2017

With a new TV series on CW Seed and a prominent spot on Justice League, The Ray's stock is on the rise. This issue didn't do a lot to cast him as an enjoyable character, but I'm hopeful he'll fare better in his regular role on Justice League.

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9.5
Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

Jan 11, 2017

I wasn't all that excited about these standalones, but they've done a fantastic job of building interest in the new team. Hopefully that momentum continues into the new Justice League book.

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9.8
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

Dec 21, 2016

My expectations for this book was high. Suicide Squad has been one of Rebirth's most consistently enjoyable reads, Williamson is a writer on the rise and Fabok is a legit artist superstar. Add in the Justice League and this crossover is delivering exactly what I was hoping. There's a slew of quality DC releases this week, but if you can only get one it absolutely has to be Justice League vs. Suicide Squad.

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8.5
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2

Dec 28, 2016

The issue ends on a pretty surprising note. One that takes this crossover to a whole new level. So far this crossover is delivering the goods despite the musical chairs art.

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8.5
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

Jan 4, 2017

While the transition to the real enemy could have been handled smoother, the team-up against Lord's team should deliver big time on the action front. This issue started to show some cracks in the crossover, but hopefully Williamson can rebound for issue #4.

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10
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Jan 11, 2016

Williamson ends the book on another crazy cliffhanger that promises to pose the ultimate threat to one team. Issue 4 was exactly where this crossover needed to go at this point and fully delivered. Bring on the next chapter.

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9.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

Jan 18, 2017

As far as big crossovers go, this hasn't disappointed yet. One more issue to go and the story hasn't let up yet. With the main villain revealed it should lead to an epic final confrontation.

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6.0
Justice League: Rebirth #1

Jul 6, 2016

Hitch's widescreen cinematic art style remains impressive as always. The plot is strictly serviceable, but the artwork gives it a greater sense of importance. When the title gets underway Tony Daniel will be assuming regular art chores while Hitch focuses on writing. Gut reaction based off this first issue? Swapping the roles would probably result in a better Justice League. Hitch is still finding his voice as a writer and this high profile of an assignment is an interesting choice by the DC higher ups. Hopefully Hitch will prove worthy of the faith entrusted in him.

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10
New Superman #1

Jul 13, 2016

There's a welcome newness here that left me wanting to know more about everything. From the rise of the American-style super villains, China's efforts to increase its superhero population and how Super-Man fits into the equation. This was a book I had little interest in when it was announced, but will now be one I'm eagerly anticipating the next issue each month.

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8.0
New Superman #2

Aug 10, 2016

Super-Man doesnt do a lot this issue besides getting humbled by his teammates. This probably wont be a title with a lot of major developments, but either way New Super-Man is proving to be a very entertaining new entry to DCs ranks.

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9.0
New Superman #3

Sep 14, 2016

New Super-Man is one of those new Rebirth titles I wish were bi-weekly. Waiting a full month for the next installment seems way too long. But if it continues at this quality, it'll always be worth the wait.

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8.5
New Superman #4

Oct 12, 2016

Events in this issue only further the Invincible comparison, but for a new DC title, that's hardly a bad thing. There's a few monthly titles I wish were on a bi-weekly schedule for the next hit faster and New Super-Man definitely earns a spot on that list. It'll be a long 30 days, but there's little doubt the creative team won't make it work the wait.

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8.5
New Superman #5

Nov 9, 2016

Yang is well on his way to crafting DC's best kept secret with New Super-Man. This issue was another winner and doesn't seem to offer any signs of a letdown yet.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #1

Jul 27, 2016

Javier Fernandez' art style is a good fit for the title. His characters' faces are a little weak and slightly cartoonish. On the major plus side, Fernandez's art is reminiscent of longtime Nightwing artist Scott McDaniel, which adds to the throwback feel. Hopefully writer Tim Seeley has some tricks for the series as this first issue lacked that extra oomph to warrant the change in direction.

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7.5
Nightwing (2016) #2

Aug 3, 2016

Javiar Fernandezs artwork is best when Nightwing is in action. He captures the fluid, daredevil style of Nightwing very well. The dialogue heavy moments remain a challenge, but there was a lot to like on the art front this issue.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #3

Aug 17, 2016

Nightwing is delivering exactly what I want out of the title.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #4

Sep 7, 2016

This was a solid conclusion to the Better than Batman arc. Nightwing might not be an elite level Rebirth title, but it's consistency issue after issue makes it an easily recommended book.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #5

Sep 21, 2016

Two issues in and Night of the Monster Men hasn't quite grabbed my interest yet. It's not bad, but it's not at the must-read status we've come to expect from the Bat titles since Rebirth started.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #7

Oct 19, 2016

After a Batman family crossover, it was refreshing to find the spotlight solely on Nightwing again. Seeley and Fernandez continue to consistently deliver on this title. If it's not quite at the A+ level of Batman and Detective Comics, it remains a steady and very enjoyable read.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #8

Nov 1, 2016

While Rise of Raptor didn't have the smoothest of landings, it showed Nightwing is a definite player in the DC Rebirth line. I'm looking forward to seeing where Seeley takes the title next.

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7.5
Nightwing (2016) #9

Nov 16, 2016

After the Better Than Batman arc, Seeley needed a cool down issue before establishing Nightwing's next big challenge. This was an easy read that further solidified Nightwing's status in any DC Universe.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #10

Dec 7, 2016

Seeley isn't reinventing anything here with Nightwing, but getting the character back to his old stomping grounds bodes well for the future direction of the title.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #11

Dec 21, 2016

While the artwork could be tighter, this was another solid issue for Nightwing's back to basics approach. There's some exciting potential with this title and it'll be fun seeing where Seeley continues to take it.

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7.0
Nightwing (2016) #12

Jan 4, 2017

Hopefully, Seeley can get the book back on track. Bludhaven is the ideal stomping ground for Nightwing, but it's a city best explored with Nightwing on his own.

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7.5
Nightwing (2016) #13

Jan 18, 2017

This Bludhaven arc hasn't been as good as previous installments, but Nightwing remains a reliable read under Seeley's guidance.

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8.0
Nightwing: Rebirth #1

Jul 13, 2016

Like Grayson, the opponents probably won't be as important as the personal dynamics. Nightwing is just one of those characters who thrives regardless of the situation. I'm looking forward to see where this new adventure takes him. This is a great jumping on point for Grayson readers unsure of the new direction. For longtime Nightwing fans, their hero is back in his classic identity ready to resume his mission.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #2

Sep 14, 2016

While Red Hood and the Outlaws hasn't gotten the team together it's been an entertaining ride so far. Hopefully the book maintains its consistency when Bizarro debuts next issue.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #3

Oct 12, 2016

This is not a quick moving title, but the events are progressing at a reasonable pace considering the characters involved. It helps that Lobdell has a cast that's not involved in other pockets of the DCU and he can take the time to develop the team's origin. I'm enjoying this one a lot for its patience. There will be plenty of time for the action, but the team formation can only be done once. Better to get it done properly this time.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #5

Dec 14, 2016

Five issues in and while I've enjoyed the build-up, it's time to advance the story. If for no other reason than I'm ready to see what Lobdell has in store for the assembled team when the threats go beyond Black Mask.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Jul 27, 2016

Dexter Soys artwork is an interesting anime meets noir style. Thats further aided by colorist Veronica Gandini limiting the Jason flashbacks to grey and reds. Its hard to gauge how this title will be, but the foundation is set for what could be a pleasant Rebirth surprise.

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8.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #1

Aug 17, 2016

Regardless of the artist, Suicide Squad is quickly establishing itself as one of the superior team books in the DC Rebirth era.

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9.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #2

Sep 14, 2016

This has been a title that's certainly hit the ground running. It reads exactly like DC's Dirty Dozen by way of Expendables as intended. And so far it's been immensely entertaining.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #3

Sep 28, 2016

The partial storytelling format is beginning to affect the title's pacing. Once the title gets artistic stability it will be one of Rebirth's better reads. Until then, it's just going to be a great tease of its future potential.

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7.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #4

Oct 12, 2016

Despite the problems with the storytelling format, Suicide Squad has always looked good. Through all three stages of the visual presentation, the main story disappoints. One of the selling points for this title is Lee's artwork. And when he delivers, it more than holds up to his end of the bargain. But even beyond the various inkers, the artwork largely looks Lee mailed it in.

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8.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #5

Oct 26, 2016

Suicide Squad's format always prevents it from reaching its full potential, but this issue utilized it well. The cliffhanger certainly makes the next issue interesting. If Williams and Lee can maintain this consistency, Suicide Squad will continue to deliver albeit in smaller doses.

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8.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #6

Nov 16, 2016

Suicide Squad #6 packs two strong stories into one issue this week. Ideally, the main story would stretch out a full issue, but Williams has a better grasp on fitting cliffhangers to keep readers on edge. Despite the wonky format, this was another quality outing for the Squad.

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9.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #8

Dec 14, 2016

Suicide Squad is one of those titles you know what you're getting every issue "some over the top action, some laughs and the oddest collection of characters in the DCU. There's a reason Suicide Squad is one of DC's easiest reads on stands.

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9.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #9

Jan 11, 2017

This was a better than average tie-in and one that does a great job of showcasing why Waller is one of the most dangerous figures in the DC Universe.

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7.5
Suicide Squad Most Wanted: El Diablo #1

Aug 10, 2016

For a quickie loose movie-tie in, Suicide Squads Most Wanted was a surprisingly enjoyable read. With an easily accessible format and flexibility to focus on various members, this could be a title worth adding to your pull list.

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9.0
Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1

Aug 3, 2016

Suicide Squad is getting a heavy marketing push with the movie and a slew of toy/collectible lines. What previously was a niche title is now one of DCs most important books. This Rebirth kickoff was an impressive debut. If the series stays on this path, DC has another big hit on its hands.

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8.0
Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1

Aug 31, 2016

Its just one special, but War Crimes is classic Suicide Squad greatness penned by the master. Longtime Squad fans wont miss it and new fans should find it equally enjoyable.

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6.5
Supergirl (2016) #1

Sep 7, 2016

Supergirl is another Rebirth title that has potential, but the art style and TV influence might limit it to a niche readership.

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6.5
Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Aug 17, 2016

One of the big goals of the Rebirth standalone issues is to whet readers' appetites for the ongoing series. Supergirl wasn't bad, but it's not remarkable either. DC has a lot of strong options post Rebirth. Supergirl Rebirth doesnt do enough to make it a must-add on a monthly pull list.

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8.5
Superman (2016) Annual #1

Nov 30, 2016

While Jon and Lois took a backseat, this annual was a nice bonus for fans ready for their next Superman fix.

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8.5
Superman (2016) #1

Jul 20, 2016

By the conclusion of the issue, the focus of the initial story arc appears ready to come to fruition. Animal hijinks aside, Tomasi and Gleeson are getting their run on the title off to a super start.

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9.5
Superman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

The issue ends with the return of a familiar face to longtime Superman fans. Tomasi's challenge will be to find some fresh approach to a Superman foe that largely has only been good one time as an antagonist. But given how the series has progressed thus far, it should be outstanding.

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6.5
Superman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

Superman has been a steady post-Rebirth read. Hopefully this was just an off issue and the next one returns to form.

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7.0
Superman (2016) #5

Aug 18, 2016

While the action has been solid I'm looking forward to the title focusing more on Superman and family. That's truly where this title is at its best.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

Superman has been a major presence throughout Rebirth. But hes not the only one with the S shield these days. Check out some of these Rebirth reviews.

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10
Superman (2016) #7

Sep 21, 2016

News headlines, a heated political season and terrorist scares make the real world a difficult place to endure sometimes. Superman #7 can't fix the world's woes, but it sure did make it a lot more enjoyable for just the briefest of moments. This is easily my must-read recommendation of the week if not the month.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

There's a nice tease at the issue's conclusion suggesting a possible flashback/team-up with a beloved pre-Crisis old school DC team. Superman just keeps on delivering and this throwback Silver Age issue only solidified its status as one of DC's preeminent titles.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

I'm not going to say the thought of this creative team tackling a Superman/Superboy and Batman/Robin team-up didn't have me giddy. That's assumed at this point. If you're not reading Superman yet, you need to ASAP. And if you are, you need to tell a friend.

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9.5
Superman (2016) #10

Nov 1, 2016

Superman continues to be a book that perfectly embodies DC's newfound winning take on their characters. If you're on a limited budget this week, Superman #10 has to be the one you pick up. It continues to be a blast and this story arc looks to be one of the best of the Tomasi/Gleeson run yet.

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9.5
Superman (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

Once again, Superman is a title that dares readers not to enjoy it. This was a fun visit from Batman and Damian that could hopefully lead to more mentor/sidekick team-ups like Flash and Kid Flash. If you like superhero comics and aren't getting Superman you're cheating yourself at this point.

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9.5
Superman (2016) #12

Dec 7, 2016

Superman kicks off its new arc, Super Monster, and there's no reason to suspect this won't be another fun read from a creative team on the top of their game.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

There's been a ton of great stories so far under this creative team and this was a yet another surprisingly touching and entertaining look at the life of the world's greatest hero. If Superman isn't part of your must-read list by now, you're missing out on one of DC's best.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

Even though this issue fails to meet the high standards of the series, there's some fun ideas here. Gleeson and Tomasi occasionally are too ambitious, but I'd much rather them overshoot than continually play it safe with Superman.

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6.5
Superwoman #1

Aug 10, 2016

Even if the writing never reaches the next level Superwoman might be one of those titles people stick around for simply because of the artwork.

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6.0
Superwoman #2

Sep 14, 2016

Naturally, the art is the highlight making Superwoman one of Rebirth's best looking titles. If Jimenez can get a better handle on cohesively flowing the story, Superwoman could become one of DC's standout new titles.

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8.5
Teen Titans (2016) #1

Oct 26, 2016

With this new creative team, Teen Titans is certainly in the right hands. This kickoff issue definitely suggests the future is bright for the next generation superhero squad.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #2

Nov 23, 2016

The action played out like a throwback to the Perez/Wolfman era where the Titans find themselves overmatched by a formidable new foe. Even with the artist switch ups, as long as Percy remains Teen Titans will be in good hands.

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5.5
Teen Titans (2016) #3

Dec 28, 2016

Teen Titans needs a real spark at this point. Right now, it's one of the few Rebirth titles that has failed to meet expectations. Hopefully Percy can turn the title around sooner than later.

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9.0
Teen Titans: Rebirth #1

Sep 28, 2016

Teen Titans gets off to a strong start. Percy and Meyers already look like a strong pairing to usher in the next great Titans era.

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7.5
The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1

Jan 4, 2017

Narrative issues aside, the art by Will Conrad is a huge selling point. Conrad's realistic style particularly the lifelike characters might be enough of a reason to stick with the mini-series until Bates can made Captain Atom a redeemable hero once again.

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7.5
Titans (2016) #1

Jul 27, 2016

The issue ends with a nice cliffhanger suggesting the forces behind DC Rebirth might not be the only threat to Wally and the Titans. This wasn't a groundbreaking issue, but it was a nice calm before the storm installment. And hanging with the Titans family is always welcome.

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7.5
Titans (2016) #2

Aug 24, 2016

Abnett also further develops Wally's connection with Linda Park. That could prove the most important storyline for the first year of this revamped Titans. Battling puppets is amusing for an issue, but hopefully Abnett has bigger threats in store for the Titans to establish them as one of the DC Universe's top teams.

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8.5
Titans (2016) #3

Sep 28, 2016

Right now my biggest gripe with the title is its frequency. With so many prominent Rebirth titles getting the bi-weekly treatment, waiting a month seems way too long. First world comic book reader problems for sure.

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8.0
Titans (2016) #5

Nov 23, 2016

The biggest problem for Titans now is that the story with Abra Kadabra is now five issues in and doesn't feel any closer to reaching a conclusion. With the bi-weekly schedule, this story wouldn't feel as prolonged and needlessly dragged out, but the traditional release schedule is really hurting it at this point. Abnett needs to start significantly pushing the story forward otherwise Titans will continue to be left in the dust of DC's higher profile Rebirth titles.

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8.5
Titans (2016) #6

Dec 28, 2016

The issue's cliffhanger definitely will be of interest to longtime Titans fans. As fun as it's been seeing the gang back together, this next arc should help deliver the classic Titans action to make the monthly wait between issues all the more unbearable.

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9.2
Titans (2016) #7

Jan 11, 2017

Weeks is a reliable storyteller. What his art may lack in sizzle, Weeks more than makes up with easy to follow layouts and strong, expressive characters. In Weeks' hands, the Titans don't look like teens, but young adults ready to make their mark together. This was exactly the kind of story the book needed after the prolonged battle with Abra Kadabra. Keep an eye on Titans. This is a book that's only going to get better from here on out and now's a great time to catch up.

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7.5
Trinity (2016) #1

Sep 21, 2016

Trinity gets off to a strong start. Hopefully subsequent issues will pack more story along with the evolving character dynamics and gorgeous art.

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8.0
Trinity (2016) #2

Oct 19, 2016

The responsible party for the Trinity's situation is a pretty interesting reveal. It's definitely not the first name that would come up as someone who'd go after DC's three Big Guns. I'm intrigued how this plays out and what Manapul has in store next issue. So far, Trinity has delivered.

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6.5
Trinity (2016) #3

Nov 16, 2016

Trinity #3 needed some fresh areas to explore in tackling Batman's purpose and guilt and Manapul can't find any new ground to cover. Readers already invested in the storyline might give it a pass, but this isn't a great jumping on issue for newcomers.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

There wasnt a lot of major wow-inducing moments here, but Rucka is one of the better long-term storytellers in comics. Hes not dragging the story out for a trade. Instead Rucka is laying the groundwork for the next cant miss classic Wonder Woman arc. Dont miss out.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #2

Jul 13, 2016

The biggest challenge for Wonder Woman Year Ones tales is overcoming reader expectation who assume they know how the story plays out. This first issue didnt deviate greatly from established cannon. Still, with Rucka and Scott working on the title seeing how it unfolds promises to be interesting and unmissable journey.

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6.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #3

Jul 27, 2016

While the story slowly unfolds, at least Liam Sharp's pencils are a treat.By the issue's end, Rucka seems to have finished setting up the bridge to Wonder Woman and Trevor's agendas to reunite them. Hopefully that will provide the spark the current day adventures need to get rolling.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #4

Aug 10, 2016

Of the two chapters Rucka is crafting, the Year One story is emerging as the superior arc. Backed by Scott's fantastic pencils and a more intricate look at Wonder Woman's past, this chapter is required monthly reading.

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6.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #5

Aug 24, 2016

Wonder Woman's monthly storytelling format has set the title apart from its fellow Rebirth books. While it's coming out just like a regular monthly title would, it feels like an extended gap between issues. It's getting close to the time where Rucka needs to start advancing the story otherwise the book will begin reading like it's treading water.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #7

Sep 28, 2016

Rucka's vision for the overall story is starting to take shape. I still think this one of the Rebirth titles that will be better appreciated in collected format where readers can take it all in over 12-14 issues in one sitting.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #9

Oct 26, 2016

The issue ends with an welcome cliffhanger suggesting Rucka is finally ready to reveal the truth of the Lies story arc. This issue makes for a good jumping-on point for readers curious about what's the big deal with the honorary U.S. ambassador.

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9.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #10

Nov 9, 2016

In keeping with the pattern of the series, the Year One issues can't be missed. Wonder Woman is a crown jewel for DC and Issue 10 was another reminder why it's a can't miss title.

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9.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #11

Nov 23, 2016

For those that have been underwhelmed with the modern story, this is the issue where the creative team firmly asserted themselves in stating this is a premiere DC title no matter the time period.

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9.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #12

Dec 14, 2016

Wonder Woman is one of DC's best collaborative efforts. Issue 12 was another testament that the Year One saga is one of the best reads in comics today.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #13

Dec 28, 2016

Wonder Woman has been such a solid read that it can afford a random off issue. Hopefully the series will get back on track with the flashback issue and the next chapter in the current day storyline with the regular creative art teams.

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9.7
Wonder Woman (2016) #14

Jan 11, 2017

The next two issues will be unique as they mark the kick off to two new story arcs. So long as Scott remains to handle the even numbered issues, Wonder Woman will continue to be a can't miss title.

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