Jim Werner's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Weird Science Reviews: 1775
7.5Avg. Review Rating

7.8
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1

May 2, 2016

Credit goes to Rosenberg who makes it feel like The Goonies meets Oceans 11 mishmash. This is two vastly different properties that should not flow together the way they do but execution is just stellar.   Tyler Boss on art/color duties gives the adventure an 80's type feel with subdued colors and a throwback look which I'm a huge fan of when done correctly like this.  I thoroughly enjoyed all the jokes present throughout the title and look forward to coming back to this group of foul mouth kids with a no quit attitude as soon as Black Mask Studios gives me more. 

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7.5
4001 A.D.: Bloodshot #1

Jun 13, 2016

While this book may not have been written for a guy interested in seeing what all this Bloodshot hype is all about, I'll definitely be back to check up on the title going forward.  Jeff Lemire can't write a dud and Doug Braithwaite and Brian Reber make it all so nice to look at.  I fully realize that this is and event book for Valiant and Bloodshot fans in the know, but I liked it enough to tell anyone interested to give it a shot.  

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3.0
Action Comics (2011) Annual #2

Nov 1, 2013

Action Comics Annual #2 is not a good start to the Krypton Returns arc.  The dialogue and characterization of the three leads is awful.  The book is too wordy and those words are poorly written.  The art is good, but the panel layout makes it hard to follow.  Unfortunately, when you can follow it, the bad writing strikes again.  Superman, Supergirl and yes, even Superboy deserve better.  Time Tsunami...Time Tsunami.

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8.6
Action Comics (2011) Annual #3

Aug 6, 2014

Action Comics Annual #3 is a good chapter of the Doomed event.  It's star studded and action packed.  Greg Pak and seven (yes, seven) artists push the story forward and then turn it on it's head just in time for the next chapter.  The real threat is revealed and It's not Doomsday.  I can't wait for the next chapter.

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9.8
Action Comics (2011) #23.2

Sep 12, 2013

Zod is a monster.  He says it himself.  He actually revels in it.  With Action Comics #23.2 Greg Pak shows what a writing monster he is.  He keeps the classic Zod story mostly in place and fills in new details that make Zod an even better villain than before.  This is by far my favorite Villains Month issue so far and maybe my favorite Action Comics title in the New 52.  Kneel before Pak!

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #23.3

Sep 29, 2013

Action Comics #23.3 was a bit of a dissapointment.  It leads directly into Forever Evil #1 and shows this Lex is a cold hearted killer with no soul.  Hopefully it is just a setup for Lex's redemption later on in the Forever Evil storyline, but as a single issue I can't really recommend it.

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7.5
Action Comics (2011) #23.4

Sep 26, 2013

Villain Month has been more miss than hit to me.  Sholly Fisch and Steve Pugh give us the continuing origin of Metallo and I liked it.  We get an understanding of his motivations and see how deep his hate for those who wronged him is.

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5.0
Action Comics (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

Action Comics #23 is a pretty average read.  The story is clich and there was nothing special about the art.  The end reveal may prove interesting in the upcoming Psi War books, but I cannot recommend this book on it's own.

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8.8
Action Comics (2011) #25

Nov 6, 2013

Action Comics #25 is a Zero Year tie-in in little more than name only.  What we do get is the fun t-shirt and jeans Superman and the promise of Greg Pak's future on the book.  Pak and Kuder make Superman fun again and if this issue is an indication, fans may finally get the book they've been waiting for since the start of the New 52.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #26

Dec 5, 2013

Action Comics #26 is a good setup issue for future stories.  Pak and Kuder gives the reader giant monster battles, a mysterious new villain who poses a real threat, a strong female character and a crazy twist ending. Action Comics is quickly becoming the go-to book for Superman fans in the New 52.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #27

Jan 11, 2014

Action Comics #27 shows that Greg Pak's Superman is one of the best written.  Without a clear villain, Pak let's us meet Superman all over again.  Aaron Kuder is joined by R.B. Silva and Mike Hawthorne on art and everything looks great.  If you have been waiting for the real Superman appear in the New 52, go pick up Action Comics.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #28

Feb 6, 2014

Action Comics #28 continues to be the place to go for Superman goodness.  Greg Pak is showing us what makes Superman what he is and why that may be his downfall.  Throw in Lana Lang and you have two strong characters trying to save the World.

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9.2
Action Comics (2011) #29

Mar 5, 2014

Action Comics #28 ties everything together that Greg Pak has thrown at readers since he took over the book.  Pak and Kuder's run has been really good so far, but this is my favorite issue so far and nails them down as my favorite team on Action Comics in the New 52 so far.  I hope it lasts a long time.

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8.5
Action Comics (2011) #30

Apr 2, 2014

Action Comics #30 has an out-of-sequence release and three artists and is still really good.  Credit Greg Pak's great characterization of Superman and Aaron Kuder's awesome art while it lasts.  Pak ends his first arc and sets up the Doomed story all in one.  Recommended, but you may want to find a reading order and follow it.

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8.5
Action Comics (2011) #31

May 15, 2014

Action Comics #31 continues the Doomed event, but to me it's the beginning.  Beginning of me being interested in the story after the disappointing Doomed #1.  Greg Pak does a great job showing a changing Superman who is far from what he has been in the regular run of the book.  There are three artists on display and that leads to some odd transitions, but it can't bring down such a strong story.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #32

Jun 4, 2014

Action Comics #32 continues the Doomed story and while it has a few pacing issues, is a pretty good chapter.  Greg Pak does a great job showing a Superman that can't save himself, let alone everyone on Earth.  Have no fear, though, because Steel is here.  He is the hero of the issue and just great.  Scott Kolins art is also great and the ending cliffhanger looks stellar.  Highly Recommended.

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6.5
Action Comics (2011) #33

Jul 2, 2014

Action Comics #33 may have some good dialog and continues making Steel and Lana into badasses, but it really doesn't push the Doomed story forward at all.  Aaron Kuder's art is good, but you could skip this issue and not miss much.  If your reading Doomed, get it.  If you're an Action Comics fan not reading Doomed, skip it.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #34

Aug 8, 2014

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder give readers of the Doomed event the third great issue of the week.  I was slow to jump on the Doomed wagon, but I'm fully in now.  I don't know if the writers can keep the momentum up, but if the cliffhanger is any indication, the fun is only just begun.  Highly Recommended.

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6.8
Action Comics (2011) #35

Oct 5, 2014

Greg Pak struggles this month to get his book going after the events of Doomed.  While Clark struggled to figure out where Superman fits, I struggled to get through the issue.  While I didn't like the art at all, there were a couple things I liked out of the story to get me excited for where the book might head down the line.  However, if the cliffhanger is any indication, I'm worried about the near future.

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9.0
Action Comics (2011) #36

Nov 10, 2014

This issue is the start of a cool horror mystery and I'm intrigued to see where it goes.  Greg Pak continues his great character work and Aaron Kuder nails the art as usual.  Something is not right in Smallville and it has everyone in it's grip, even Superman.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #37

Dec 6, 2014

Action Comics #37 is a pretty good continuation of the "Mist" story.  While it is a bit predictable, I am enjoying the horror elements and the last panel was just amazing.  Greg Pak is getting his book back on track and Aaron Kuder's art is as awesome as always.  It may not be a classic story, but it's still good fun.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #38

Jan 7, 2015

I enjoyed this issue for the most part.  Greg Pak gives us some great Superman inner monologue and puts him up against a situation that was terrifying and heartbreaking.  However, it was mostly setup for next month's issue and ends pretty much in the same position as it started.  I'll let you know that I'm a little worried about where the story appears to be headed, but as long as Aaron Kuder is drawing it, it's bound to look fantastic.  Let's hope that like most of this issue, it's all one big lie and a dream.

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8.5
Action Comics (2011) #39

Feb 5, 2015

This issue was a pretty good ending to a pretty good story.  I now want more Horror themed Superman stories.  Greg Pak did a good job using this story to show what Superman has nightmares about and while there weren't any great revelations, I still enjoyed what we got.  Aaron Kuder and Scott Kolins make everything look great and if the ending was a bit more satisfying, I would have given it an even higher score.  As it was, Horrorville is a story arc I can easily recommend to any Superman fan out there.

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10
Action Comics (2011) #40

Mar 11, 2015

Even if I tried, I don't think I'd find anything wrong with this issue.  Coming off a dark and dismal arc, it was so great to sit back and laugh out loud.  Greg Pak gave me a dream come true...a killer Bizarro story.  Aaron Kuder and the rest of the art team can retire now knowing that they can't possibly do anything better.  Well, maybe they can, but I don't care because this issue looks fantastic. If this is a sneak peek at what we are in store for come June, count me in big time.

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8.5
Action Comics (2011) #41

Jun 3, 2015

The Truth is here and while I was hoping for a bigger bang, the story has me intrigued. Seeing Superman without his full powers and secret identity isn't something I thought I wanted, but Greg Pak is using it to show how Superman and the world deal with it. It's not a pretty picture...but Aaron Kuder's art is. This book looks outstanding and I can recommend it to every Superman fan out there. The wait is over and I can't wait to find out more.

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6.0
Action Comics (2011) #42

Jul 1, 2015

I didn't like this issue.  While I still like the idea of seeing Clark depowered and exposed, the police brutality story in this issue felt forced.  Maybe it will be explained better in the next issue (The American Way?), but as of now, I can't recommend it.  I liked Aaron Kuder's art, but having three colorists caused some noticeable transitions.  It's still early, but I'm losing patience with the Truth.

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8.9
Action Comics (2011) #43

Aug 12, 2015

While this issue doesn't completely change my opinion on the Truth story as a whole, it took a huge step in that direction.  Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder make right on almost all the things I've hated in the last couple of issues and that just makes it that much sweeter.  I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next issue and that is something I haven't said since this story started.

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5.0
Action Comics (2011) #44

Sep 9, 2015

This issue fell flat for me as a Truth story and a Superman story in general.  While I was hoping the final chapter of the story might give us a satisfying conclusion of sorts, t just gave us setup for the book going forward.  Really?  That's the Truth, huh??

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6.8
Action Comics (2011) #45

Oct 8, 2015

This issue starts as a full out Truth recap and ends being a nice setup for the continuing story.  I liked the art for the most part and Pak and Kuder give us some great Clark Kent action.  I'm still dealing with a Truth headache and can't recommend this story...yet.  I like where things are headed and hopefully I'll be a fan soon.

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7.5
Action Comics (2011) #46

Nov 19, 2015

I enjoyed this issue enough, but it did come across as a bunch of scenes forced together to get things moving along.  We learn some new Shadow powers, kind of find out Wrath's ultimate plan and watch Superman start an awesome fight that doesn't make much sense, but I can't wait to see more of.   The art in this issue is top notch, but even though I enjoyed it, I still can't recommend it to everyone.  If you've stuck with this DC You Superman, I think you'll be okay, but if you're waiting for things to return to normal, I'm afraid you'll have to keep waiting.

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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #47

Dec 2, 2015

This is a good issue that may not have the fun of the last couple of Action Comics issues, but does a lot to push the story forward giving us a Wrath origin story and a real solid glimpse at Vandal Savage's plan.  The art was okay, but i can still recommend this issue to anyone still sticking with Superman through the Truth and beyond.

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8.4
Action Comics (2011) #48

Jan 7, 2016

Action Comics has been the best book in this whole truth debacle and this issue may be the best one.  Superman has his powers back and while it may kill him, he's doing it for the greater good.  Vandal Savage is proving to be a great villain and I finally can say that I'm looking forward to the next issue of this crossover.  If the other creative teams can keep the ball rolling we won't have to wait until April to fall in love with Superman again.  This issue was a step in the right direction.

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5.0
Action Comics (2011) #49

Feb 3, 2016

I don't know why Greg Pak is trying to confuse everyone with so little time left in this story. I went from not enjoying this story to being confused as hell by it. I liked the art here, but the overall narrative felt rushed at times and downright silly at others. We all just have to sit tight, close our eyes and think about the better times coming in a few months. My love of Superman needs a rebirth...stat!

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6.8
Action Comics (2011) #50

Mar 9, 2016

We have waited over eight months for a couple of things to happen in this massive crossover story arc and yes, the big one happens here.  While I am so happy it did, I hated the way it actually went down. Actually, I'm not even sure how it happened and that is not a good thing.  It's a shame because the rest of the issue was good and even with a ton of artists, looked good as well.  I wish I could say I loved this issue, but I'll have to settle for liking it.

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7.5
Action Comics (2011) #51

Apr 20, 2016

Action Comics #51 continues the Super League story and while I love seeing Supergirl back in action (kind of), she is a bit forced in here.  I got over that quick enough, but couldn't escape the feeling that this issue was more setup than the first two and stalling a bit until we get to the second round of the crossover.  I hope that's not the case since we still have next week's Superman/Wonder Woman , but I'll leave that until then.  Right now, I can tell you that I am still fully on board with Tomasi's story, even if this is my least favorite issue so far.

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5.0
Action Comics (2011) #52

May 11, 2016

While this chapter of the Final Days of Superman finally gets the New 52 and Pre-Flashpoint Supermen together, it is brief and rather anti-climactic.  Almost everything else in this issue goes against what we've already seen, is just more recap or feels a bit off.  The art was great and that's the only thing that kept this issue from getting an even worse score.  The Final Day can't come quick enough.

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6.0
Action Comics: Futures End #1

Sep 3, 2014

I'm confused by this issue.  It's a nice little Superman story, but an unnecessary Futures End one.  Sholly Fisch shows why Superman is an inspiring hero, but at the same time DC shows how to force an issue into an event.

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8.5
Actionverse #2

Apr 25, 2016

 I for one can't wait to see what else Actionverse has in store from here on out.  If you're not allowed to get your Laser-Tron on or you just miss some good old Sam Beckett type action, feel free to join me on the rest of this universe building action adventure.

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9.0
Adventure Time #50

Mar 12, 2016

While this oversized one-shot could have been a bit more new reader/tv watcher friendly, it is a great comic for Adventure Time fans and a fun story for anyone who wants to believe that there is a hero in all of us.  Christopher Hastings and Ian McGinty make sure that everyone can get nice and comfy in the Land of Ooo with music and fun and if you're not careful you might learn something before it's done.  Hey, Hey...Wait a minute.  Strike that.  Reverse it..."Adventure Time!"

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9.0
Adventures of Supergirl #1

May 22, 2016

I didn't realize how much I missed reading a Supergirl book until I picked this up.  Sterling Gates does a great job of giving readers a story that both fans of the show and non viewers can both enjoy equally.  This first story gets the reader up to speed, but also focuses on values like trust and family without ever feeling forced.  Bengal's art is beautiful and the whole package combines to give anyone looking for an all-ages comic an excellent choice.

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9.5
Adventures of Supergirl #2

Jun 2, 2016

Sterling Gates has a winner on his hands and whether you are a fan of Supergirl from the comics or the television show, you will find something to like here.  If you are looking for an all-ages comic book with a great story, characters you can get behind and art that impresses, then you should pick it up as well.  Really, everyone should give the digital or print version of Adventures of Supergirl a try and maybe you will be hooked like me.

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8.5
Adventures of Supergirl #3

Jun 8, 2016

This book continues to be the place to be for Supergirl fans...comic and television.  Sterling Gates shows that Kara has an open mind and invites us to all climb inside and it's a fantastic journey to say the least.  Emanuela Luppacchino's art makes it a fantastic looking journey, but it's not just for show.  Gates continues to plant seeds of doubt about the D.E.O.'s true methods and intentions and that's what seems to be pushing the overall story forward.  I suggest everyone get onboard and enjoy the ride, but hurry because I'm not saving you a seat.  I'm a jerk like that!

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8.0
Adventures of Supergirl #4

Jun 24, 2016

Sterling Gates continues giving Supergirl fans a great book to check out and while this issue was more setup than the others, we get to see Facet and what she has to say has me very intrigued going forward.  The art and story were both good and if you are already reading the series, you'll want to keep checking it out.

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8.5
Adventures of Supergirl #5

Mar 23, 2016

Sterling Gates finishes up his great Brainiac story and this issue (and the last) show how good this book can be. It stands firmly on it's own instead of just cashing in on the television show and I'm really enjoying it so far. The only downer this issue was how easy everything was tied up, but the art and the cyberpunk (is that still a thing?) story were kick ass and easily recommended to any type of Supergirl fans.

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9.0
Adventures of Supergirl #11

Jun 16, 2016

Sterling Gates gives us a huge Facet reveal and it's all the better because it makes total sense with everything we've gotten up until now. Like Jaws: The Revenge, this time it's personal and I can't wait to see if and how Supergirl gets everyone out of this jam alive. It may not be a great jumping on point for new readers, but if you are already a fan, this is a must read.

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #19

Sep 8, 2013

Adventures of Superman #19 examines the darker side of hero worship and religion...pretty heady stuff for a Superman comic.  David Lapham's  tale was a surprise to me, but one that makes me look forward to the conclusion in next weeks issue.

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #20

Sep 9, 2013

David Lapham again explores the dangers of hero worship and religion using a unique Superman story.  While people look to Superman as their savior, he realizes he can't be everything to everyone.    The Adventures of Superman #20 is a great story and conclusion to David Lapham's arc.  Superman is a hero, but even he can't save everyone...or can he?

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #22

Sep 27, 2013

Adventures of Superman #22 continues the quality this book has had since being introduced.  This may actually be the best Superman book being published now and I don't think anyone who gives this issue a try will be disappointed.

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9.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #23

Oct 7, 2013

Marc Guggenheim is really writing a great story here.  In fact, it seems so much bigger than the 22 digital pages it appears on.  The mystery of Krypton and Jor-El is so intriguing and I can't wait to see how it is resolved in issue #24.

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9.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #24

Oct 7, 2013

Marc Guggenheim's Tears for Krypton arc was very moving and emotional. Superman is often depicted as a solitary figure who faces the Universe's horrors alone. This story shows just how alone he can be. While we love to see Superman run faster than a speeding bullet and jump tall buildings in a single bound, this story made me want to see him spend time with his own people for once in his life. Sadly, it never seems to work out that way. Great story that I highly recommend reading.

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #25

Oct 14, 2013

Adventures of Superman #25 is a good start to Christos Gage's three part arc.  Bizarro is always fun and throw in Toymaker and you have a winner.  The twist at the end is sure to be temporary, but should be interesting while it lasts.

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9.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #26

Oct 22, 2013

Adventures of Superman #26 is really good.  Christos Gage is really giving us a great Bizarro story that is an emotional roller coaster. You will fall in love with Superman's opposite and hope that the inevitable can be avoided.  Please Christos, let it be avoided.

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9.8
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #27

Oct 29, 2013

Adventures of Superman #27 is a great end to a great arc.  Christos Gage and Eduardo Francisco have created one of the best Bizarro tales I have ever read.  The last panel shows Bizarro with a big smile on his face and I was doing the exact same thing...not the opposite. Highly Recommended.

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #34

Dec 25, 2013

The Adventures of Superman #34 is a very good twist to a familiar story.  Peter Milligan has presented an intriguing beginning to an arc and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #35

Dec 27, 2013

The Adventures of Superman #35 continues the good Demolisher arc.  Superman is struggling to control this new dark persona he has created and it seems to be winning.  It's a dark story and Peter Milligan and Agustin Padilla combine to create a memorable one.  

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2.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #36

Dec 30, 2013

Adventures of Superman #36 is an awful end to what was a promising arc.  The idea of Superman battling his inner darkness is great, Peter Milligan just ended it in a way that made me mad at Superman, not glad he was back.  I really wish I could recommend this issue since I liked the first two parts, but I can't.  Unlike Superman, I won't lie...I hated it.

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4.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #37

Jan 7, 2014

Adventures of Superman #37 is an average start to a new arc.  The idea of Superman's identity being exposed is interesting, but the slow start and average art hold this issue back.  I hope Moore and Rodriguez have better in store next week because what is here is not enough to recommend.

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3.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #38

Jan 14, 2014

Adventures of Superman #38 is continuing the mediocrity of the Exposed arc.  The story is not interesting and the comic itself is boring.  Maybe the final issue will "wow" me, but so far this arc is a big disappointment.

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3.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #39

Jan 21, 2014

Adventures of Superman #39 ends B. Clay Moore's Exposed story arc and I'm glad.  I wasn't a fan of the arc or any of the issues especially this one.  When I make the argument that digital titles are equalling print titles in quality I won't use these as an example.  However, it highlights a plus for this book in particular...a new story starts next week.

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7.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #40

Jan 27, 2014

Adventures of Superman #40 gives us the Joker and the Man of Steel so what could go wrong?  Well, Max Landis' Joker seems a little to eager to prove his insanity, but Jock's art is stellar.  I hope the writing catches up next issue because if it does we'll have something really special.  For now, buy this issue and just stare at it...it's worth it.

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4.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #41

Feb 3, 2014

The Joker meets Superman.  Just reading that excites me.  I just wish this two part act from Max Landis and Jock matched that initial feeling.  Instead of something memorable we get a contest of which character can annoy the reader more.  I love Adventures of Superman because it gives us the opportunity for these stories, I just don't always love the stories themselves.

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9.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #42

Feb 10, 2014

Adventures of Superman has been many things.  Serious, action-packed, thought provoking and now with chapter 42, Hilarious.  Clark babysitting Sugar and Spike is fun on it's own, but throw in Atomic skull and you get Adventures in Babysitting meets Bugs Bunny.  I really enjoyed this one-shot for what it was, good fun.

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #43

Feb 17, 2014

Adventures of Superman #43 is good start to another promising story arc.  The idea of family has been done with Superman before, but this has a unique twist.  The art of Doc Shaner is really good and I can't wait to see what both do in the final two issues.

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #44

Feb 25, 2014

Adventures of Superman #44 is another really good issue.  Ron Marz' story remains interesting, but it's the art of Doc Shaner that you need to buy this issue for.  It is that good.

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9.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #45

Mar 4, 2014

Adventures of Superman #45 is the conclusion to Ron Marz and Doc Shaner's Only Child story and it really good.  It is just good old fashioned storytelling and art and I loved it for just that.  The story is touching and I recommend it highly.  This type of arc is why I really love the Adventures of Superman.

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8.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #46

Mar 10, 2014

Adventures of Superman #46 is a really good start to a new arc by Joe Keatinge, Ming Doyle and Bent Shoonover.  The story is unique and I'm looking forward to see how it develops.  The art pays homage to the source material and compliments the story so well.

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8.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #47

Mar 17, 2014

Adventures of Superman #47 continues Joe Keatinge's story of the parable of Superman.  Where the story is going is still a mystery, but the writing and art are worth the ride even if we don't yet know the destination. Whether the arc as a whole is a success depends largely on next weeks final issue, but I enjoyed this piece of the puzzle enough to recommend it on it's own.

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9.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #48

Mar 24, 2014

Adventures of Superman #48 was a really good ending of Joe Keatinge's arc.  Superman is timeless and always there and Keatinge, Lotay and Alexander (and Doyle and Williams) give us a glimpse of how great the Man of Steel really is. This has been one of the strangest tales this series has had and I for one am glad a book like this gives it the platform to be told.

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5.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #49

Mar 31, 2014

Adventures of Superman #49 is a nice, but forgettable one-shot.  While the basic story was good enough, the drab art brought it down.  If you skip this one, you won't be missing much.

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8.0
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #50

Apr 8, 2014

It's Valentine's Day in April.  Kelly Sue DeConnick gives readers a funny little tale that is belated, but good. I wish Valentine De Landro's art fit the story better, but I'll give DC credit for having Valentine on a Valentine story.  

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8.5
Adventures Of Superman (2013) #51

Apr 14, 2014

Adventures of Superman #51 is Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude's tribute to Jack Kirby.  It's more OMAC than Superman and I liked it all the same.  It's good fun with great art and I'd love for the story to continue.

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6.5
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #7

Jul 18, 2016

This issue may be a bit mixed but there is a whole lot to like about it. The art is, for the most part, great and the characters are very familiar. It was an enjoyable read. That said, the storytelling needs to be a lot tighter and the dialogue could use a little work. Overall, not a bad tie-in to this crossover, just an okay one.

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10
Airboy #1

Jun 15, 2015

I'll just end by saying that Airboy #1 is one of the most unique comic books I've ever read.  It is raw, profane, over-the-top and simply fantastic.  It will never be confused with all those all-ages comics that are being pushed nowadays and to that I raise a glass and would give a toast if i wasn't so awkward.  This is a must read!

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9.6
Aliens: Dead Orbit #1

Mar 25, 2017

This issue could be entirely wordless and I'd suggest you go out and buy it for the art alone. With overly cluttered and claustrophobic art wrapped in dread filled beautiful colors it is absolutely masterful in setting a perfect tone for this story. The story is a bit tropey to start, but it does a fine job of steering around it and ends up adding some great touches by the end.

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8.5
Aliens: Defiance #9

Jan 28, 2017

It's an issue you can jump into not knowing anything about the arc and get enough info provided to catch you up. The issue provides a new threat to the ongoing plot, seeing how the team takes a huge risk, in the end, is quite rewarding. It'll leave wanting to see the outcome of their decisions made. Regardless if you are an old fan or new for the franchise, this will be an enjoyable read for you. Never was there a dull moment in the book while the story unfolds further. You're provided with great character moments, action, art and story pacing throughout. What more could you ask for from a comic with Aliens involved?

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7.5
All-New All-Different Avengers #11

Jul 4, 2016

The Avengers in the Negative Zone fighting Annihilus sounds like fun, right?  Well, it is.  Mark Waid brings the team closer together and uses it to show that the younger team members belong.  It may not be the most mind bending issues I've ever read, but I had a smile on my face while reading it and will be back next month for more fun.

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8.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #12

Aug 1, 2016

On the surface, this issue is all about the fussin' and a fightin', but Mark Waid is also showing us a team coming together and fighting individually, but still for the good of the whole.  The whole thing looks great and while it can be looked at as more of a diversion than an important story, I had fun reading it and sometimes that is more than enough for me.

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7.0
All-New All-Different Avengers #13

Aug 15, 2016

If you go into this book expecting the usual team book, you will be very disappointed. Instead, Mark Waid uses this Civil War II tie-in to explore the philosophical questions of "predictive justice" all wrapped up in a Vision story.  It looks great and feels important enough, but at the end of the day, it is a big setup issue and I have to rate it accordingly.  Vision fans will probably enjoy it the most, but even a hater like me didn't mind my time with it.

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6.5
All-New All-Different Avengers #14

Sep 12, 2016

Mark Waid sets up the All New Wasp for her own book, but not much more.  Sure, we get a couple of Civil War II pages and an attempt to end the conflict, but it all goes back to Nadia.  The story and art were pretty middle of the road and while I wasn't upset I read it, nothing here grabbed me.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine Annual #1

Sep 5, 2016

Tom Taylor uses this Annual to give fans a fun, body switching story and if you are a sucker for that like myself, you will love it.  Everything here, from the characters to the art, pushes the wacky story forward and when it ended, I wanted so much more.  Please have this happen some more!

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8.5
All-New Wolverine #10

Jul 25, 2016

I was engrossed from the second I picked up this title until the second I put it down. Then, just for safe measure, I picked it up and read it again to make sure I wasn't dreaming.  This is the magic that Marvel needs to capture more and I want to read and experience way more often. All-New Wolverine has it all, is worth the price of admission, and your attention.

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6.5
All-New Wolverine #12

Sep 26, 2016

Tom Taylor and Ig Guara do their best to make this Civil War II tie-in issue important, but in the end, it's as unnecessary as most of the other tie-ins have been.  We get some good interaction between Laura and Old Man Logan, but by the end, everybody presses the big, old reset button and we move on from there.  I won't lie...there aren't many reason not to skip this issue.

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8.5
All-New Wolverine #13

Oct 10, 2016

Tom Taylor gives the reader a pretty kick ass start to the Enemy of the State story and I'm all in. Things are about to get very bloody and it's not only exciting, it's personal.  While the issue may be more recap than long time readers would like, I appreciated it and think that anybody looking to jump on this book would as well.  Really, there is no reason not to join the party this month!

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6.5
All-New Wolverine #14

Nov 21, 2016

I have loved everything that Tom Taylor has given us in All-New Wolverine, but this issue is the exception to the rule.  It's all setup to get Laura to Madripoor and while that seems exciting and very personal, that is a story for another issue.  Unfortunately, I can't give this issue high marks.

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5.5
All-New Wolverine #15

Dec 12, 2016

I still think that All-New Wolverine is one of the better books at Marvel, but the Enemy of the State II story is making it harder and harder to recommend.  The story and art in this issue seems stuck in neutral and that's not a great place to be stranded in.  So far, this story arc is a miss that I hope turns into a hit starting with the next issue.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #16

Jan 16, 2017

The Enemy of the State II story is hitting it's stride and while I expected a lot more slicing and dicing, I am still enjoying it.  The art was good and Tom Taylor is gearing up for a big finale.  BTW, Gabby steals the show (once again) because she is awesome!  That's just how it is.

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9.0
All-Star Section 8 #1

Jun 13, 2015

I had so much fun reading this issue. Garth Ennis and John McRea poke fun at so much and it all hits it's target. The reader is left wondering what is real and what isn't, but I don't care, I just want to keep laughing. If you like having fun, check this one out.

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8.5
All-Star Section 8 #2

Jul 9, 2015

While this issue is lite on story, it's heavy on laughs. Whether it's Six Pack and his crazy plans or Bueno Excellente being a perv, I really enjoy this book. I would never want to hang out with any of these guys (except maybe the Grapplah), but I love dropping in on them once a month.

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7.9
All-Star Section 8 #3

Aug 15, 2015

While this entire series is an acquired taste, I have enjoyed it from page one. I liked this issue, but I am starting to want a little more substance with my curse words and fart jokes. While I wish that Garth Ennis would have portrayed Martian Manhunter a bit better, this issue made me laugh and the art by John McCrea was...Excellente, he, he, he. If you have enjoyed the first two issue, you will continue doing so this month. If this book disgusts and upsets you, nothing here will change your mind.

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6.5
All-Star Section 8 #4

Oct 27, 2015

I have enjoyed this book since it's debut and having Wonder Woman show up should have been a slam dunk.  Unfortunately, it wasn't.  There are some hilarious scenes, but overall it felt like deja vue at best and a missed opportunity at worst.  While I love John McRea's art, I hope Garth Ennis gets things back on track for the last two issues because when this book is on, it is a hell of a good time.

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9.0
All-Star Western #22

Jul 28, 2013

Like I said, this was a really fun read.  You get intrigue, an escape, a huge gun fight and Batman.  I was wary about Jonah Hex in modern Gotham, but so far it's been a hell of a ride.  I can't wait to see what happens next.

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8.0
All-Star Western #23

Aug 30, 2013

Overall, All-Star Western #23 is a very good issue.  Jonah Hex shows he's an honorable man that will do what's right no matter the consequences.  While the art isn't as strong as it has been, the story more than makes up for it. 

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8.8
All-Star Western #24

Oct 23, 2013

Palmiotti and Gray continue to write one of the funnest books in the New 52.  Jonah is no longer in Gotham and that seems like a good thing so far.  Moritat's art is good, but I was hoping the detail he brought to the cityscapes would continue into the wide open plains.  The issue ends with a reveal of a guest star that is sure to make the book even more fun.  Highly recommended.

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9.5
All-Star Western #25

Nov 28, 2013

All-Star Western #25 takes the fun of Jonah Hex in the Present, adds the mystical and throws in two of the coolest characters in the New 52 to create a great issue.  I was getting wary of Jonah just shooting his way through our time, but the addition of magic is brilliant.  Everything is so fun and fresh that everyone needs to read this book.

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8.0
All-Star Western #26

Jan 1, 2014

All-Star Western #26 continues Jonah Hex's fun tour through the modern DC Universe.  The story kind of stalls a bit, but Palmiotti and Gray make it so much fun anyway.  I question the final reveal, but the book hasn't let me down yet.  If you want a fun read, here it is.

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7.0
All-Star Western #27

Jan 29, 2014

All-Star Western stalls a bit this month.  Palmiotti and Gray give us Superman, but he seems forced into the book and is not very necessary.  The ending is a great setup for the next issue and I can't wait to see how Jonah gets out of his current situation.  I love All-Star Western and even a mediocre issue is better than most, I just hope and now expect more each issue.

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8.0
All-Star Western #28

Feb 27, 2014

All Star Western #28 wasn't as fun as usual, but what happened in it was much needed.  Palmiotii and Gray put the book back where it belongs it's just unfortunate the art didn't seem to be ready for the ride.  It is a must read for long time fans and the changes to Jonah are huge and are more than just superficial.

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6.0
All-Star Western #29

Mar 29, 2014

All Star Western #29 was a unusual slip in an otherwise stellar title.  Palmiotti and Gray give us filler as they try to regain the momentum of the book now that it's back in the Old West.  I didn't like Cliff Richards' art and the ending seemed rushed and ill advised.

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8.8
All-Star Western #30

Apr 26, 2014

All Star Western #30 lets Palmiotti and Gray get everything back to where it should be.  Jonah in the Old West is awesome, I just wish we got more of it this month.  However, the short length was due to an interesting backup featuring the origin of Madam .44.  The book never left, but I'm so glad it's back.

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8.5
All-Star Western #31

May 30, 2014

All Star Western #31 is the beginning of the end of one of my favorites.  It's fitting that this issue highlights what drew me to it in the first place...sharp dialogue, great action and fun.  F.U.N.  I wish more people jumped on the train earlier, but for those who waited, this is your last chance (for a while at least).  Jump on and enjoy the end of this great series.  

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8.8
All-Star Western #32

Jun 26, 2014

All Star Western is ending soon and while I'll miss one of my favorite books, I'm glad Palmiotti and Gray are ending it with such a classic Western tale.  Staz Johnson and Fabrizio Fiorentino give the proceedings the proper look and make me even sadder this book is short for this world.  Do yourself a favor and go back to the beginning and enjoy a great run by two of my favorite writers in comics.  It's well worth the time and effort.  Highly recommended.

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8.5
All-Star Western #33

Jul 28, 2014

All Star Western #33 is a tale of deceit, revenge and honor.  It's also damn good.  Palmiotti and Gray show why everyone should have been reading this book and why I'm really going to miss it.  Do yourself a favor and pick up their entire run, it's well worth it.

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9.5
All-Star Western #34

Aug 31, 2014

All Star Western #34 is such a great end to a great run.  Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray tie everything up and send Jonah Hex off with style.  I will miss this book so much, but at least fans got such a great finale.  Come back soon, Jonah.

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8.3
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #15

Jul 11, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #15, while covering ground we've tread over before, is still able to still come off as an intriguing concept with emotional weight to it. I was especially fond of Dan Slott's inclusion and use of Harry Osborne and Mary Jane who were given some nice moments and growth with this story. Kudos to Slott who made sure they were not just used as a plot device for Spider-Man to save, which happens too often in paint-by-numbers superhero affairs.  The art team (Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, & Marte Gracia) is fantastic as the figures and colors jump off every page. Mary Jane looks amazing in the Iron Spider suit in this issue, but especially on the front cover done by Alex Ross. Bits and Pieces:Overall I would say this was a strong arc, which may have benefitted from a little more meat and cheese, but was far from a disappointment.

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9.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #16

Aug 15, 2016

Not that I was on the fence to begin with, because the premise had already sold me, but I'm totally on board for this arc now. This was an excellent issue to setup the coming threat Spider-Man/Peter is going to be facing and I can't wait to see him mix it up with some of these classic characters. The art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and Marte Gracia is the perfect complement to any Spider-Man story. The team really puts together some beautifully fluid action sequences and really, I find it hard to look away from, but in a very good way. Dan Slott is on top of his game here and really has me intrigued where he's going to take this story going forward. This book was, in the words of Stan Lee, Excelsior!

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #17

Sep 5, 2016

Dan Slott is currently weaving what seems to be a new take on a classic Spider-Man tale. I just can't state enough how much I've loved the Before Dead No More story arc. The Amazing Spider-Man title currently has years of stories finally merging together and I love when you put in that commitment to a comic and it all starts to pay off in new and interesting ways . The mystery of what the Jackal is up to, who exactly he is, why he has returned, and who he is bringing back with him has me gobbling up each issue while my brain is spinning like a top trying to guess what will happen next.  Basically, Dan Slott is making Spider-Man great again!

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #18

Sep 26, 2016

There is not much forward progress in this issue, but what it does an excellent job of is recapping Otto's current predicament for anyone who hasn't consistently read Spider-Man comics over the last few years. The art by Giuseppe Camuncoli continues to be some of my favorite at Marvel with his action scenes always a treat to look at.

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9.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #19

Oct 10, 2016

The setup and construction of the story so far deserves much more credit than that because it's been a heartfelt affair with spot on characterization for everyone involved.  As a long time reader and Spider-Man fan I'm riding high at the moment and hope this trend continues. 

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #20

Oct 24, 2016

The Clone Conspiracy rolls as the villains take the spotlight here. While overall this was an entertaining flashback issue, filling in the blanks of how Otto got from point A to point B, it wasn't necessarily a required buy unless you're a “collect em all” kind of person.

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #1

Nov 21, 2016

Spider-Man and Mary Jane living the married life is something a lot of Spidey fans have been clamoring for and Conway, Stegman, and the rest of the team involved don't disappoint. Despite an odd choice for the villain the group will combat in coming issues I look forward to continuing to follow this story because of what my favorite character now has in common with myself … a normal life.

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7.5
American Gods: Shadows #1

Mar 11, 2017

Taken as a whole, then, this issue (just about) manages to do its job in introducing our main character and giving us a tantalising look at the wider world in which the story takes place. On that basis, I think it's worth a look.

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10
Animal Man Annual #2

Aug 3, 2013

It's funny how a book called Animal Man can be the best depiction of what it is to be human I've read in a long time.  Being the Father of Five Boys, I can only begin to imagine Buddy's loss.  I am  glad to be there with him as he slowly pulls himself up from rock bottom and begins the healing.  Whether or not you are a fan of Animal Man, buy this book.  If you don't know the difference between the Red and the Green, buy this book.  Trust me, it's worth every penny.

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8.0
Animal Man #26

Dec 24, 2013

Animal Man #26 is the beginning of the end.  Jeff Lemire sets up a meaningful end for Buddy Baker and expands the mythos of the Red and Green in the process.  Cully Hamner's art is good, it just doesn't fit the dark tone of the book.  I'm sad to see Animal Man go, but Lemire has set the pieces up for a great finale.

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9.3
Animal Man #27

Jan 25, 2014

Animal Man #27 is the beginning of the end of one of the best New 52 books out there.  Jeff Lemire and Rafael Albuquerque give us a great issue that sets up what is bound to be an exciting conclusion.  It's bitter sweet, but I can't wait to see how it ends.

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9.2
Animal Man #28

Feb 20, 2014

Animal Man is ending soon, but Jeff Lemire is going out swinging.  Animal Man #28 is a treat for long time readers and the art and colors by Rafael Albuquerque and Dave McCaig makes it great to look at as well.  It's not new reader friendly, but if you haven't read Animal Man yet, just go back to the beginning and start reading.  Those up to speed will love this issue.

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9.5
Animal Man #29

Mar 23, 2014

Animal Man #29 is a great ending for longtime fans of the book.  Lemire and Foreman give readers everything they could ask for and more.  If you don't shed a tear by the end, you have no soul.  

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3.0
Aquaman (2011) Annual #1

Oct 30, 2013

Aquaman Annual #1 is a missed opportunity.  What could have been a cool issue featuring The Outsiders, ended up being a sub par effort that lead to me to hoping Arthur's former team will get retired for good.  Aquaman fans deserve so much better.

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5.0
Aquaman (2011) Annual #2

Jul 30, 2014

Aquaman Annual #2 is an overdrawn, unnecessary and forced Aquaman and Wonder Woman Team-up.  The Giant Born look cool and there is some nice action, but the story is paper thin and can't sustain the length of the book.  Aquaman fans who want to see the conclusion to the Giant Born story may get some enjoyment, but others should steer clear.

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4.0
Aquaman (2011) #23.1

Sep 11, 2013

I will say it again, I love Black Manta.  I will also say, I did not love this issue.  What little character building we get was negated by a story that has been told before.  In fact a major part of this issue is directly from last weeks Forever Evil #1. I hope that Black Manta's Forever Evil issue is better than this.  He deserves much more.

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8.5
Aquaman (2011) #23.2

Sep 25, 2013

Aquaman #23.2 is a good issue.  Orm is not a true villain.  He isn't a horrible guy intent on the destruction of the World.  He is a man who just wants to go home and make sure his people are ok.   I loved Orm before this issue and it did nothing to quell that love.

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9.7
Aquaman (2011) #24

Oct 24, 2013

Aquaman #24 is such a good comic.  It brings any newcomers up to speed while providing long time fans with the answers they have been waiting for.  The best part is Geoff Johns does it subtly and effortlessly.  Everything is now in place for the finale next month and I can not wait.  

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9.8
Aquaman (2011) #25

Nov 28, 2013

Aquaman #25 was a great end to the Death of a King arc and a fitting end to Geoff Johns' run on Aquaman. No longer a joke, Johns leaves Aquaman in such a great place for future writer Jeff Parker to continue the story.  It's sad to see Geoff go, but Aquaman fans were certainly lucky to have him.

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8.5
Aquaman (2011) #26

Dec 31, 2013

Jeff Parker begins his Aquaman run on issue #26 and it's a success.  He continues the political intrigue that has made the book so good with the bonus of humour that adds a nice little touch.  It is a new reader friendly story that ends with a mysterious cliffhanger.  I hate to use bad puns, but I'm hooked all over again.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #27

Feb 1, 2014

Aquaman #27 is a really good issue that shows Jeff Parker gets Aquaman and what has made him a hit in the New 52.  He isn't going for a big splash, but instead is slowly setting up his own stellar story.  The art is inconsistent, but it doesn't sink the ship.

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9.3
Aquaman (2011) #28

Mar 2, 2014

Aquaman #28 continues showing fans that Jeff Parker wont just maintain the quality of the book, but bring something very special to it as well.  The character moments and humor make this issue my favorite of his short run so far.  With the mysteries that were hinted at this issue, Aquaman better enjoy his down time because thing are surely about to heat up.

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9.0
Aquaman (2011) #29

Mar 30, 2014

If you are a fan of over-the-top fun action of the silver age kind, pick up Aquaman #29.  I hope Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier are having as much of a blast creating this book as I am reading it.  Highly Recommended.

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7.0
Aquaman (2011) #30

Apr 28, 2014

Aquaman #30 has some interesting things going on, it's just a shame Jeff Parker concentrated on filler. Granted, it's a fun and action packed fight between Aquaman and Hercules, but the meatier parts lie with Triton Base and Mera.  I hope to see more of them next month.

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7.0
Aquaman (2011) #31

May 31, 2014

If you are reading Aquaman, then you will enjoy this issue for what it promises down the road.  If you are a new reader, you will see this issue for what it is...pure setup.  Aquaman and Swamp Thing are supposed to be the draw, but I'm more interested in Mera and Triton Base.  I can't wait until Jeff Parker brings it all together, I just wish it was with a different artist.

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9.2
Aquaman (2011) #32

Jun 27, 2014

Aquaman #32 is another great issue from Jeff Parker and I loved it.  Mera kicking ass and an honest to goodness sea monster make this the go to book for fun, unless you're Aquaman, himself.  Arthur is up to his eyeballs in trouble and I can't wait to see how he gets out of it.  Also, Paul Pelletier returns to form and makes this book look like it should, which is beautiful.  Highly Recommended.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #33

Jul 27, 2014

Aquaman #33 is some good creature double feature fun.   The Chimera is a real threat to Aquaman and Parker and Pelletier do a good job of making him scary and grotesque.  However, the issue itself treads a bit of water and leaves the awesome Mera behind in it's wake.  Parker does do a good job of getting everyone up to speed so this is a pretty good jumping on point for those interested in joining in.

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5.5
Aquaman (2011) #34

Sep 2, 2014

Aquaman #34 ends the Chimera arc just in time for the big September event.  It's one big fight scene that is mildly entertaining and way too convenient.  There isn't much to the script to push the book ahead and Carlos Rodriguez's art is just not that good.  If you've been following the Chimera story, go ahead and pick it up to get somewhat of a resolution.  If your looking to jump in, check back with us in October.  We'll be here for you.  That's what we do.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #35

Oct 26, 2014

Aquaman #35 ties up some loose ends while setting up the book for some exciting adventure.  It's no surprise that Atlantis has had a problem with King Aquaman, but this issue makes it personal in a way I didn't see coming.  I liked that, but not everything in this book had me smiling.  How Arthur deals with traitors is head scratching and the art was hit-or-miss throughout.  Even with those problems, I can still recommend this issue for what it sets up.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #36

Nov 27, 2014

The mystery of Arthur's missing Mother continues this month with the help of Martian Manhunter.  Jeff Parker uses him to advance the story in such a cool way, but then throws him into an unnecessarily long fight.  In the end, however, this issue continues the Maelstrom story in style and leaves the reader wanting more...now.

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6.5
Aquaman (2011) #37

Jan 3, 2015

Aquaman #37 ends up feeling more like a detour than a destination.  It's always cool to see Gorilla City, especially it's greatest resident, Gorilla Grodd, but the Maelstrom story barely goes forward.  Paul Pelletier's art was okay and in the end, the whole issue felt like filler with a tiny bit of setup.  I hope next month gets us back on track because I'm more interested in Aquaman's quest to find his Mother than a who's who trip through the DCU.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #38

Feb 9, 2015

I have really enjoyed the Maelstrom story and this issue really pushes it forward.  While it can be considered setup for the final issues, I enjoyed it for the action packed battle and finally getting to see Atlanna.  I can't wait to see more of this crazy family reunion.

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8.5
Aquaman (2011) #39

Feb 26, 2015

This penultimate issue of Maelstrom is just as good as the rest and it sets up an action packed finale.  Jeff Parker has really been nailing it and Paul Pelletier is back in great form.  This is not an issue to just jump into, but if you've been reading the Maelstrom story from the beginning, I know you will enjoy it.

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8.0
Aquaman (2011) #40

Mar 25, 2015

This final issue of the Maelstrom story may have had some forced and rushed bits, but it was still a really nice way to end the arc and Jeff Parker's and Paul Pelletier's run on the book.  I am glad that Jeff Parker got the chance to tell his story, I just wish he would have been given more time.

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7.5
Aquaman And The Others #1

Apr 2, 2014

Dan Jurgens does a good job reintroducing the Others while maintaining a sense of mystery around them. Lan Medina's art is really good showing off the cool characters in the book.  I was a little down on the Others as a team, but Jurgens and Medina have me back on board.

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5.0
Aquaman And The Others #2

May 7, 2014

I hate to sound like a negative Nancy, but I thought this issue was pretty mediocre.  We should still be in the "can't do no wrong" part of this relationship, but I'm already looking for the door.  I will give Dan Jurgens a little more time to right the ship, but so far I'm not impressed.

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4.5
Aquaman And The Others #3

Jun 5, 2014

Aquaman and the Others #3 continues the poor characterization that has plagued this book since the start. It's a team book with an uninteresting team.  Although we get the main villain and better action, it's still a struggle to read and the rushed art only adds to the problems.  I love Aquaman, but this book is getting very near to being dropped.

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2.5
Aquaman And The Others #4

Jul 5, 2014

It's four issues in and I don't like this book.  I barely can remember the team and don't care what "adventures" they get in.  The book seems to take place somewhere outside the New 52 by itself and if we're lucky, it'll just walk away without looking back.  Aquaman and even the Others deserve better than this.

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6.0
Aquaman And The Others #5

Aug 10, 2014

Aquaman and the Others ends the Legacy of Gold arc and while it isn't great, I didn't hate it.  That's actually a compliment seeing that I haven't liked this series at all.  Jurgens does enough to get me a little more interested in the team and while Medina's art is inconsistent, when it's good it's really good.  I still can't recommend this book, but I hope it's heading in that direction.

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2.5
Aquaman And The Others #6

Oct 7, 2014

This is not a good issue or a good book.  This issue is a good jumping on point since it over explains everything and reintroduces the team.  Nothing in the book passes as interesting and it should be canceled.

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2.0
Aquaman And The Others #7

Nov 10, 2014

I'm also getting tired of Lan Medina's art.  It's so up and down with one page looking detailed and great followed by two that are just plain bad.  Oh well.

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2.0
Aquaman And The Others #8

Dec 8, 2014

I didn't like this issue, but that's no surprise because I don't like this series.  I am so far from recommending this book to anyone, even fans of the Others from their appearances in Aquaman.  Just be like everyone else and avoid this book.

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3.0
Aquaman And The Others #9

Jan 11, 2015

Aquaman and the Others #9 was yet another awful issue.  I'm sure that most people have bailed from this book, especially since it was cancelled and I envy them.  After nine issues, this "team" still feels like complete strangers to reader and themselves.  The dialogue is so heavy handed and laughable and the artwork lacks detail and pupils.  This book wans't good monthly, won't be good collected and is just plain not good.

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5.0
Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1

Sep 28, 2014

Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1 wraps up the two part story with lots of action, a bit of cheesy dialogue and some silliness.  In the end, it's going to be another forgotten story that does nothing for the series or Event in general.  Thankfully, this event is over and we can get back to the regular series.

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3.0
Aquaman: Futures End #1

Sep 9, 2014

Aquaman: Futures End #1 is my least favorite Futures End tie-in yet.  It's exposition heavy, full of awful ideas and pretty much ruins everything that I love about Aquaman's regular run.  To make it worse, it's a setup issue for another book.  Aquaman may get a new kickass outfit, but that, my friends, is not worth $3.99.  Just skip it and save your cash money.

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9.4
Assassin's Creed: The Fall #1

Jun 22, 2015

Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl buck the trend of video game tie-ins by not only making a good comic, but one that might be better than the source material.  It's only the first issue, but I'm already invested in the characters and can't wait to see what happens next.  If you enjoy the Assassin's Creed games and didn't read this when it first came out, Get your hands on it and enjoy.

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8.0
Astonishing Ant-Man #9

Jun 28, 2016

Even though this was a book to get people caught up, it never got in the way of the story and it had a good flow to the whole thing. If you let it slip off your pull list or worse yet, forgot all about it like me, this is a great chance to get back in.  I can't wait to read the next issue!

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8.5
Astonishing Ant-Man #10

Jul 25, 2016

Another slam dunk of an issue by the creative team of Astonishing Ant-Man. This book balances humor, action, and intrigue to great effect. Some developments in this story appear to be set-up for storylines down the road, but that makes them no less entertaining. I strongly recommend this issue and the entire run of Astonishing Ant-Man.

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7.8
Back to the Future #1

Apr 11, 2016

While this comic wasn't perfect, it did capture a bit of that old Back to the Future magic that I love so much.  The second story dealing with a young Doc Brown and the Manhattan Project was my favorite here, but the first one showing Doc and Marty's first meeting was good and easily would have fit into the animated universe.  This mini is a celebration of everything Back to the Future and it's off to a good start.

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6.9
Batgirl (2011) Annual #3

Jul 30, 2015

This Annual is not a necessary read for anyone, Batgirl readers or not.  It was fun, however, and great to see Batgirl interact with some of my favorite Gotham characters.  There were a truckload of artists on this issue and while it was a mixed bag, I enjoyed it for the most part.  If you can't get enough of this new Batgirl, go out and grab a copy of this Annual.  If you are looking to jump into Batgirl, go back and pick up the last two issues of the regular run.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #41

Jun 24, 2015

While Barbara not knowing or caring about the death of Batman was a major negative to me, I liked the rest of this issue.  It was fun and exciting and the Batman chasing down vigilantes (especially Batgirl) angle is so good.  We also get Livewire and it looks like she will be wreaking havoc in this book for a bit.  However, it all goes back to Batman versus Batgirl and the cliffhanger has me excited for next month's issue already.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #42

Jul 29, 2015

This issue was a fun, fast read that pushed the Batgirl/Batman drama into a whole new direction, ended Livewire's brief reign of terror and will make longtime Batgirl fans so happy.  The art and story really came together to make this an homage at the same time it sets up the future of the book.  I really enjoyed this issue and recommend the last two issues to everyone, even those turned off by Stewart, Fletcher and Tarr's new direction of the character.

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6.9
Batgirl (2011) #43

Aug 26, 2015

This issue is mainly setup for a bunch of new storylines, but it's really all about Barbara's failed attempts to lead a full life on both sides of the cowl.  While the pacing was off and the story kind of makes itself inconsequential at the end. I liked the art and am looking forward to seeing where everything goes.

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7.5
Batgirl (2011) #44

Sep 26, 2015

This issue ends the short reign of the Velvet Tiger, but I enjoyed the character development of the main characters more than the fistacuffs.  Barbara's personal life is getting even more complicated going forward, but with Luke Fox involved and Frankie stepping up her game, it's all good to me.  Bengal steps in this month on art and this book looks so good.  While I want Barbara to deal with more than the villain of the month, I can't wait to see what happens next...including the wedding fans have been waiting for.

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5.0
Batgirl (2011) #45

Oct 29, 2015

After waiting for this wedding to happen, I was so disappointed.  It all falls flat as Stewart and Fletcher would rather give a Grayson recap than a wedding.  When we do get the big event, the writing lacked any spark and the art didn't do it justice.  The issue ends with the promise of a scary villain (something this book sorely needs), but as a whole, I could care less about this issue.

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5.0
Batgirl (2011) #47

Jan 25, 2016

While this issue was fun enough, too many things through me off and it all felt like a forced way to continue the story. This may be the villain I've been waiting for to elevate this book, but we will have to wait and see. While I liked Carlini andMoritat's art, this issue was still just mediocre.

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8.0
Batgirl (2011) #49

Mar 5, 2016

This is a personal issue for the creators and the readers.  As an issue of Batgirl, I liked that we got to see that Fugue is indeed the best villain we've gotten in Burnside and also how much Bab's friends are willing to do to save her.  As far as it's place in Barbara's history, we get to see what Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr want for their Batgirl...nothing more, nothing less.  I respect that and recommend this issue because of it.

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8.0
Batgirl (2011) #50

Apr 6, 2016

Team Batgirl ends their run, not with a bang, but with an issue that is pure fun.  I'm not going to tell you it's perfect...the story felt a bit rushed and the ease of which the bad guys and gals are dispatched is unfortunate, but it looked fantastic and when I was done reading it, I had a smile on my face.  After everything that surrounded their run, both good and bad, I think that's all Fletcher, Stewart and Tarr wanted to do...bring the smiles back to Batgirl and her fans.  For the most part, I'd say, Mission Accomplished.

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7.8
Batgirl (2011) #51

Apr 27, 2016

Brenden Fletcher has been given the task of transitioning Batgirl into Rebirth and he does a good job here.  While a couple of things felt forced, he still gives fans a callback villain and a story that has me looking forward to next issue.  The art team does a good job maintaining the regular feel of the book and it all combines into an issue that I can recommend to Burnside fans, even if new readers should wait until June and beyond.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #52

May 25, 2016

Brenden Fletcher turns off the lights on Batgirl's time in Burnside and while I can't say that this is a "must read" it was a nice ending that fans of Team Batgirl's run should enjoy.  Barbara is heading off to her Rebirth journey and Fletcher and Carlini throw her a going away party and all her fans are invited.  If you are looking for me at the party, I am definitely not the one with the lampshade on my head!

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9.7
Batman '66 #1

Jul 21, 2013

If it isn't obvious, I loved this book. It has great art work, dialogue and in-jokes galore. It is laughing with the 60's Batman show not at it and laughing is what you'll do if you pick it up. I had a smile on my face the entire time.

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6.5
Batman '66 #14

Oct 4, 2013

Batman '66 #14 is a fun comic that is held back by an ill advised art style.  Jeff Parker plays up to the Sandman's d-list status and motivations.  I just wish the art style was more Batmobile and less Mystery Machine.

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9.0
Batman '66 #15

Oct 12, 2013

Batman 66 #15 is a 12 year old boys dream.  Batgirl and Catwoman!  The story is a playful romp that put a smile on my face.  Batman 66 is such a fun book and this issue continues the trend.

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9.0
Batman '66 #16

Oct 19, 2013

If you are a fan of laughing and smiling, pick up Batman '66.  If you are a fan of scowling and frowning, pick up Batman '66.  This book is so much fun and #16 is the start of what already is another fun filled arc.

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4.5
Batman '66 #17

Oct 28, 2013

Batman '66 #17 was a disappointment.  The Bookworm may be a weak villain, but that doesn't mean he has to have a weak story to match.  Worse yet, the book was not much fun.  It seemed to be mocking the beloved source material instead of celebrating it.  Not recommended at all.

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7.0
Batman '66 #18

Nov 3, 2013

Jeff Parker returns for Batman '66 and while it is all good fun as usual, it feels too much like a filler issue to get too excited about.  The story, while not very fulfilling, is funny and all in good fun.

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8.5
Batman '66 #19

Nov 12, 2013

Batman '66 is always great fun, but without a strong villain it sometimes misses the mark.  Issue #19 doesn't have that problem with False Face on the prowl.  Even though this is one of the least "funny" issues, it is a good story and great setup for more fun to come.

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7.5
Batman '66 #24

Jan 12, 2014

Despite having a B-list Villain or because of it, I really liked Batman '66 #24.  Jeff Parker dials back the camp just a bit to give us a good story that has the Dynamic Duo on the short end of the stick.

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8.0
Batman '66 #25

Jan 12, 2014

Batman '66 #25 shows again that the book doesn't need to rely solely on camp to be good.  The jokes are still their, but so is a good story that touches on the issues of being a hero or villain.  Good stuff, I just wish the art was a better fit for the book.

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9.0
Batman '66 #26

Jan 25, 2014

Batman '66 #26 is a really good issue showcasing a obscure but fun Batman villain.  Jeff Parker and Ruben Procopio give readers an old west tale that is fun and entertaining.  In the end, that's what I look for in this book so mission accomplished.

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8.5
Batman '66 #27

Feb 9, 2014

Batman '66 #27 was another great issue.  The story of Mr. Freeze and the motion comic art were both top notch.  Do yourself a favor and pick this one up digitally to truly enjoy it.

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8.5
Batman '66 #29

Apr 1, 2014

Batman '66 #29 is a really good issue.  Tom Peyer gives us a great story and a unique villain with the added bonus of some real laughs.  This issue gives me hope for a book that I was growing a bit tired of.  Do yourself a favor and read this digitally so you get the fun of the motion comic.

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8.5
Batman '66 #31

Apr 6, 2014

Batman '66 #31 is a fun story throwing a handful of Batman villains in a Patient Pageant at Arkham.  Jeff Parker's dialogue is great and so is Jonathan Case's explosive art.  My fears that this book is becoming stale were unfounded.

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8.5
Batman '66 #32

May 6, 2014

Batman '66 #32 continues what is the most complete story this series has seen.  This is becoming a good Batman story, period.  Throw in good art and we have a winner.  Do yourself a favor and get it digitally so you can experience as a motion comic.  It's worth it.

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8.0
Batman '66 #36

Jun 29, 2014

Batman '66 #36 is a classic of a classic, retro within a retro issue.  Art Baltazar and Franco bring the fun they are known for and I enjoyed it so much.  Ted Naifeh's art was a bit off, but not enough to ruin the fun.  This is the type of issue I want out of this series.

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8.5
Batman '66 #37

Jun 29, 2014

Batman '66 #37 is a great issue for anyone who thinks Batman has become to dark and gritty.  If you love the fun and campy adventures of Batman and Robin over the Dark Knight, you will be right at home here.  Gabriel Soria gives us such a clever idea for a story and Dean Haspiel comes through with some inspired art.  Highly recommended.

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9.5
Batman '66 #38

Jul 13, 2014

Gabriel Soria finishes a hilarious two-parter in style. This issue was laugh-out-loud funny with a great story, awesome pop culture references and an underlying moral I can get behind. Dean Haspiel makes everything look great and the motion comic aspect is second to none. Their two-parter is my favorite in the Batman '66 series and I highly recommend it to anyone even slightly interested in the source material. A Very Special Episode indeed.

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8.0
Batman '66 #39

Jul 27, 2014

Batman '66 #39 is a fun little one shot story that is a great homage to the Archer.  Tom Peyer either loves the character or did his homework, because he nails the spirit of the original by giving the reader a nice little twist on his TV appearance.  The best compliment I can give Peyer is that after reading this issue I really want to watch The Archer's two Batman '66 episodes.  Good job and Recommended.

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8.5
Batman '66 #40

Aug 24, 2014

Batman '66 #40 is a fun start to Jeff Parker's new arc.  If you ever wanted to see a Batman Robot fighting crime and lecturing villains, this is the issue for you.  I know things are bound to go horribly wrong, but until then Batman and Robin can keep on Fishing. Recommended.

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8.3
Batman '66 #41

Aug 24, 2014

Jeff Parker finishes his little Bat Robot story in style.  It's funny, but also shows there is no substitute for the real Batman.

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8.0
Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

Jun 8, 2016

If you are an Avengers fan (British TV show, folks), then I can easily recommend this book to you. Ian Edginton knows his stuff and plays around with it a bit here. If you have no idea who Steed and Mrs. Peel are, then I pity you and will tell you that your mileage may vary. I suggest you pick up this first chapter to see if it tickles your fancy. At the very least, you'll get to see Alfred as Batman. I'm not lying, I can't get enough of that!

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6.5
Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #2

Jun 22, 2016

After the first chapter of this miniseries, I was fully prepared to tell everyone to jump on the trolley, but this issue is a bit of a step backwards.  It's not necessarily bad, but not enough happens to get me excited...except maybe Peel flirting with Robin.  That had me VERY excited.  The issue ends with some Cybernaut action that has me excited for the next chapter, but until then, I can only recommend this chapter to those Avengers/Batman '66 fanatics out there.  I won't joke about there only be six of us out there.  Instead, here is my score...

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7.0
Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #3

Jul 6, 2016

If this issue was here just to show us all thatIan Edginton knows his characters then mission accomplished! I wish that was the case, but the story is pretty thin (Riggs?) and left me wanting a lot more meat to go with the cheese. I am chalking this up as just a down issue in a promising start to this crossover.

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7.5
Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #4

Jul 23, 2016

Fans of both the Avengers and Batman '66 should get a kick out of this series and while this chapter is mostly setup, there are some important stuff here that readers will want to see for themselves. The forced nature of it was a little off putting, but we do end with a crazy cliffhanger that has me excited for the next chapter.

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6.0
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #1

Jun 3, 2014

Batman '66 meets Green Hornet #1 is a great concept with two great writers and a great artist. Unfortunatley, it just isn't much fun.  Maybe it needs more time to get going, but right now I have to say I'm pretty disappointed.

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6.2
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #2

Jun 17, 2014

We are two issues in and I'm already pretty bored.  I love Ty Templeton's art, but Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman's story hasn't impressed me.  It's just not fun.  I hope it turns around quick or I will just get my Batman '66 fix in the consistently good regular run of the book.

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9.0
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #3

Jun 21, 2014

I loved this issue and that's something I've wanted to say from the start.  We finally get the absurd situations and humor that this teamup promised.  Ty Templeton's art is just the icing on the cake.  I can't wait for the next issue and more laughs.  Highly recommended.

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9.1
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #4

Jul 5, 2014

Batman '66 Meets Green Hornet #4 is another good issue.  Garman and Smith know the characters and put them in situations that could be from a lost episode.  Ty Templeton's art is awesome and the motion comic aspect makes it even better.  This series is getting better and better as it progresses.  Highly Recommended.

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8.5
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #5

Aug 3, 2014

Batman '66 meets the Green Hornet #5 was one of the better issues of the series.  It was fun and that's something I've found missing from the book as a whole.  Smith and Garman finally deliver the dialogue and situations I was hoping for and Ty Templeton's art remains great.  Recommended.

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8.5
Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet #6

Aug 10, 2014

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman are on a roll.  This issue is campy fun with some clever winks to the fans of the source material.  It's got good action and dialogue and great art from Ty Templeton.  We're halfway through the series and I'm finally warming up to it.

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8.5
Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #1

Nov 26, 2016

With all the crossovers the Batman '66 has seen, this one is already near the top of the list. It just feels right and while this issue is all setup, I liked it a lot. The story, characters and art all come together to make an enjoyable time that has me wanting more. That's what the opener of a series is supposed to do, right?

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8.5
Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #2

Dec 8, 2016

I'm sure you can tell that I love this series and while this chapter is mostly setup for the upcoming finale, I had a ton of fun reading it.  Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko seem to be having a lot of fun as well and it's books like this that makes me a fan of the Digital First stuff.  If you are a fan of either property, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

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8.5
Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #3

Dec 27, 2016

I continue to like this crossover and this Bruce-centric chapter was a whole lot of fun.  There are a bunch of big Batman moments here and while I didn't expect them, they were awesome.  David Hahn and the entire art team do a good job and this is an easy recommendation for anyone who enjoys either Batman, Wonder Woman or both.

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8.5
Batman (2011) Annual #2

Aug 3, 2013

The stars of the book are writer Marguerite Bennett and the Anchoress. I expect Bennett to graduate soon to her own title and the Anchoress to haunt Batman in the future. Batman Annual #2 is a good stand alone issue worth the price of admission.

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8.0
Batman (2011) Annual #3

Dec 27, 2014

I'm not going to go overboard and say that this is a must-read issue, but if you like a good Joker story, pick it up.  Like Tynion's backups to Endgame, you can skip it, but you'll be missing out on some seriously good moments.  While I wasn't a huge fan of Roge Antonio's art, it's dark and gloomy style fit the story well.  Annuals are sometimes a hard sell, but if you are reading Endgame and/or a Joker fan, I can easily recommend this to you.

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9.8
Batman (2011) #23

Aug 14, 2013

With Zero Year, Scott Snyder is not just giving us his personal take on the Batman origin, but making it fit in the New 52.  We are seeing the transition from Man to Bat in a way that fits the time frame and new continuity of the universe he inhabits.  But what makes it so grand are the little nods to the readers that love the old stories and the old continuity.  Snyder shows he wants to be known for his new stories, but loves and respects everything that came before him.  He is truly standing on the Shoulders of Giants and letting us see the new view he is creating.

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4.0
Batman (2011) #23.1

Sep 4, 2013

This issue seems more like a missed opportunity than a must read.  Why Andy Kubert tries to make Joker a sympathetic character is beyond me.  The story is average and totally unnecessary.  Let's hope that the rest of Villains Month rises above the low bar set here.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #23.2

Sep 13, 2013

Batman #23.2 is a great issue.  Ray Fawkes fleshes out the Riddler and I love him.  Everyone should read this and being a one shot, everyone can fully enjoy it.  Just remember, the Riddler likes his cards and never, I mean never, touch him.

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4.5
Batman (2011) #23.4

Sep 26, 2013

Batman #23.4 is not a great book.  Peter Tomasi's script doesn't give us much at all to enjoy here.  We get Bane's rehashed origin story and a lame lead up to Arkham War.  The art of Graham Nolan is great but can't make up for the lack of any real story here.  I'd rather punch a little girl than read this again.

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9.9
Batman (2011) #24

Oct 9, 2013

Batman Zero Year has gone from "Why do we need this again?" to "I can't believe I ever got along without it!".  With nods to the past and new wrinkles to make it their own, Snyder and Capullo have fashioned a story that already stands with the best of them.  What's even better is that this is only the beginning. I can't wait until next month, but at least it gives me time to pour over this issue again and again.

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9.9
Batman (2011) #25

Nov 14, 2013

Batman #25 is a great issue.  Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue the history lesson and it is fresh and exciting.  Gotham's future is dark, but this book's is so bright it's blinding.  A must read.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #26

Dec 11, 2013

Batman #26 continues the excellent Zero Year story.  Snyder and Capullo keep giving us little tweaks and nuances to make this origin story their own.  I keep saying it with each issue, but this is a book that needs to be read by everyone.

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9.5
Batman (2011) #27

Jan 22, 2014

Batman #27 continues the Zero Year story and this issue begins to lift the curtain on Snyder's master plan. Readers there from the beginning will be rewarded this month.  Capullo continues the awesome art that combined with the story are making a book that may not be flashy, but is just plain awesome.

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9.3
Batman (2011) #28

Feb 12, 2014

Batman #28 is a sneak peak at the Batman Eternal weekly starting in April.  Make no bones about it, it's an issue released solely to get readers excited for the new book and while it's a shame to interrupt the stellar Zero Year story, I'm sold.  

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9.8
Batman (2011) #29

Mar 13, 2014

It is no surprise that Batman #29 is good.  It is much more than that.  It is an awesome action comic and a great origin revamp for every Batman fan to enjoy.  Throw in some of the best art I have ever seen and you have a winner.  Like I said, with Snyder and Capullo that is no surprise.

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8.5
Batman (2011) #30

Apr 16, 2014

Batman #30 starts the Savage City story and everything has changed.  While the story is heavy on setup and exposition, it is great and has me wanting the next chapter now.  I'm sure every Batman fan is already invested in the story, but this arc is one every DC fan should be reading.

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8.8
Batman (2011) #31

Jun 1, 2014

Batman #31 continues the great run of Snyder and Capullo.  Zero Year may be going on too long, but each individual issue always brings something great to the table.  This month it's dirt bike Batman vs Lions and the promise he'll soon meet Riddler face-to-face.  Highly Recommended.

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7.0
Batman (2011) #32

Jun 26, 2014

Zero Year has become the coming out party for the Riddler.  Scott Snyder has made him so badass and dangerous.  This issue continues Nygman's rise as he outwits Batman over and over again.  Unfortunately, even with Scott Snyder's great writing and Greg Capullo's awesome art, I'm no longer enjoying myself.  I can't wait for next month, but mainly just to wrap up this story and get on to something new and exciting.

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10
Batman (2011) #33

Jul 26, 2014

Batman #33 is one of the most satisfying comic books I've ever read.  Scott Snyder manages to tie everything up in a story filled with layer upon layer of greatness.  Greg Capullo's art is second to none and this arc just cements his place in the Bat Hall of Fame.  Zero Year is over and I'm not sure how Snyder and Capullo can top this masterpiece.

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8.5
Batman (2011) #34

Aug 15, 2014

Batman #34 is a one-shot snuggled in between Zero Year and Futures End. Don't write it off, though, because Gerry Duggan and Matteo Scalera do a good job of telling a moody detective story that feels important. I really enjoyed it and recommend it.

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9.8
Batman (2011) #35

Oct 8, 2014

This is a story I can get behind.  The action is so great and is a fanboys dream come true.  How can you go wrong with Batman versus the Justice League?  I hope we get to see the other members duke it out, but I think the story will be shifting to the main villain next month.  It's a bit of a shame, but I wouldn't blame anyone and I can't wait to see it either.  

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9.0
Batman (2011) #36

Nov 12, 2014

Batman #36 ha a lot going for it.  A fanboys wet dream, the mystery of the Joker and some of the best art in any book out today.  Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are quickly outdoing themselves and while that seems like an impossible task, it's happening, folks.  ENDGAME is starting big and looks to get bigger real soon.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #37

Dec 17, 2014

Batman #37 shows that the Joker is back and has changed up his game.  He has turned Gotham into his own private nightmare and Batman seems to have no solution.  Scott Snyder gives the reader a bit of setup, but it's so intriguing that you won't mind. Greg Capullo and FCO Plascencia make everything look great.  This arc is turning into something special.

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9.4
Batman (2011) #38

Jan 28, 2015

This issue continues the Endgame story and while this is an intriguing Joker story, I'm enjoying watching Batman struggle even more.  The Joker is back, but the game has changed and the cliffhanger shows the reader how desperate Batman is and I can't wait to see the results.

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8.9
Batman (2011) #39

Feb 25, 2015

While Court of the Owl fans may be disappointed, I don't think many readers will walk away from this issue with anything but glee.  Scott Snyder has thrown a change up that turned a setup heavy issue into a blast.  While I'm still up in the air over the Joker being immortal, I'm suddenly having too much fun to care.  Bring on next issue.

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10
Batman (2011) #40

Apr 29, 2015

This issue is beautiful, brutal, bloody, exciting and important.  Important to Batman and the whole DC Universe.  I really shouldn't have to say anymore.  Just go and buy this issue, read it and have your mind blown.

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8.9
Batman (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

This is an edge of your seat, don't look away, action movie on the page type of issue and my gut tells me that it was great.  My stupid brain had a few issues that I can't completely overlook, but boy, I had a lot of fun with this book.  I can easily recommend this issue to anyone looking for a good time and the crazy cliffhanger ups the ante going forward and I can't wait to see how it all fits together in two weeks.  If this is what Rebirth is about, it's a great time to be a DC Comics fan.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

Since Rebirth started, Batman has been a good, but not great book.  This issue doesn't change things in that department and may take a tiny step backwards.  Maybe I'm expecting too much right out of the gates, but I am struggling to find reasons to love Batman right now.  The cliffhanger may hold that promise, but right now I very underwhelmed.

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9.3
Batman (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

After this issue, I am all in.  All it took was some real solid information on Gotham and Gotham Girl and the surprise revelation that they are actually fun characters.  David Finch's art is good, but the best part is he never smothers the story which is becoming really, really good.  I know it's a cliche thing to say, but two weeks is going to feel like an eternity.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

This issue shows that Tom King has a little more in store than just giving us a book with heroes and villains chasing each other around.  Even the concept of "villain" is thrown into a gray area by how you look at things and Batman is caught right in the middle of it.  Right now it's Gotham vs Gotham and I'm not sure who is going to come out on top.

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10
Batman (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

This is my favorite issue of Rebirth so far.  It's also one of my favorite issues period and one of the best payoffs to an arc that I've ever read.  It's that good...trust me!  Highly Recommended.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

While it would be hard to top last issue's epic conclusion to Gotham's story, Tom King gets very close this week.  I love Gotham Girl and seeing her in such a bad place was gut wrenching, but only lead to a great moment where we see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Of course, that tunnel is going to lead Batman to some pretty bad places, but that's the fun of it all, right?  The story, characters and art (by Ivan Reis this week) are top of the class and this issue is just one more reason that Batman is my favorite Rebirth book.  Now, I have to go find my tissues.

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6.9
Batman (2016) #7

Sep 21, 2016

The Night of the Monster Men is upon us, but all I can muster up is a lukewarm response.  Steve Orlando sets up his story here and while there isn't anything "wrong" with it, I find myself not really caring either way.  I did like Riley Rossmo's art. but if things don't heat up quick, I will likely check out until the regular run is back underway.

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5.3
Batman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

This isn't just another disappointing issue of the Monster Men crossover, but my least favorite issue so far.  The story and art were both lacking and I'm now officially looking past this nonsense and wanting our regular stories back right now.  Please, give us our regular stories back!!!

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7.8
Batman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

While I was hoping that Tom King and Mikel Janin would knock my socks off, they just gave us a solid start to the I AM SUICIDE arc. Underneath it all was a sly sense of humor that I loved, but this issue just made me look forward to the next and hopefully a little more to sink my teeth into. This issue was good, just not great.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #10

Nov 2, 2016

While the I Am Suicide story is a little more subtle than I thought it would be, this issue hit most of the right notes for me and left me satisfied while still wanting so much more.  Selina Kyle stole the show while hardly being in the issue and Batman kicks ass...and may not have been in the issue either.  Tom King and Mikel Janin are turning what could be a straight up action fest into a smart and intriguing mystery.  Sure, there is still action, but it's everything else that has me waiting in anticipation for the next chapter.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

Tom King continues Batman's quest to get Psycho Pirate from Bane by giving us a glimpse of the plan...maybe.  This story has really turned into an exciting and intriguing caper that is definitely more than meets the eye.  It may be more setup, but I liked it.  I liked it a lot!

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8.0
Batman (2016) #12

Dec 6, 2016

While this issue doesn't contain many (if any) answers to the larger mysteries of the I am Suicide arc, Tom King gives us a look at Batman that is harsh and real.  Mikel Janin's art is top notch and I felt fully satisfied even as I wanted more and more.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

It's a shame that the finale to the "I am Suicide" story is my least favorite issue of Batman since Rebirth started.  After such a well paced and intriguing setup, it all just fizzles out leaving me feeling a bit ripped off.  I expect more from Tom King and maybe that's not fair, but a writer with his talent is going to have to deal with that.  Mikel Janin's art was great, but this ending just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

This is a very personal story that builds as it goes, but still left me wanting more.  As an epilogue, it doesn't answer the questions I wanted answered, but fans of Batman and Catwoman may enjoy it.  The art is good and really, there is nothing wrong with it, but nothing great either.

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9.3
Batman (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

Selina may have stolen the night from Batman, but Tom King has given me back my enjoyment of Batman.  I loved this issue for everything in the book, but also because it restored my faith in Tom King.  I wonder how Catwoman fans will react, but this one is very, very happy.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #16

Feb 1, 2017

If you loved "I am Suicide", you will love the beginning of this "I am Bane" arc.  If you hated the it, you will still love this.  In fact, I can't see anyone not liking this beginning and can't wait to see what Tom King has in store next.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #17

Feb 15, 2017

Tom King and David Finch return to up the stakes in this second part of "I am Bane"  While the story really is all setup, it sets up some pretty awesome things and leads to another crazy cliffhanger.  The art is fantastic throughout and two weeks suddenly feels like way to long to get the next issue.

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9.8
Batman (2016) #18

Mar 1, 2017

Tom King gives fans a deep look at what made both Batman and Bane while showing the later beating the tar out of the former.  It's a really great issue with really great art and it's the type of issue I've been waiting for King to give us since the beginning arc of Rebirth.  Highly recommended.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #19

Mar 15, 2017

On the surface, this issue is just a simple lead up to the big finale, but there's enough here to like.  We see that Batman and Tom King know their history and David Finch can make it all look great.  The overall story not moving forward much does subtract a bit from the score, but the fun factor just about makes up for it.

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7.0
Batman (2016) Annual #1

Nov 30, 2016

I love the idea of a Batman Holiday Special and for the most part, I liked what we got here.  We get Ace the Bat Hound, a Scott Snyder Story and Harley Quinn's creator giving us...Harley.  We also get two other stories, but don't worry about them and decide if three out of five is worth $4.99.  I do.

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8.9
Batman (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

This is an edge of your seat, don't look away, action movie on the page type of issue and my gut tells me that it was great.  My stupid brain had a few issues that I can't completely overlook, but boy, I had a lot of fun with this book.  I can easily recommend this issue to anyone looking for a good time and the crazy cliffhanger ups the ante going forward and I can't wait to see how it all fits together in two weeks.  If this is what Rebirth is about, it's a great time to be a DC Comics fan.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

Since Rebirth started, Batman has been a good, but not great book.  This issue doesn't change things in that department and may take a tiny step backwards.  Maybe I'm expecting too much right out of the gates, but I am struggling to find reasons to love Batman right now.  The cliffhanger may hold that promise, but right now I very underwhelmed.

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9.3
Batman (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

After this issue, I am all in.  All it took was some real solid information on Gotham and Gotham Girl and the surprise revelation that they are actually fun characters.  David Finch's art is good, but the best part is he never smothers the story which is becoming really, really good.  I know it's a cliche thing to say, but two weeks is going to feel like an eternity.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

This issue shows that Tom King has a little more in store than just giving us a book with heroes and villains chasing each other around.  Even the concept of "villain" is thrown into a gray area by how you look at things and Batman is caught right in the middle of it.  Right now it's Gotham vs Gotham and I'm not sure who is going to come out on top.

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10
Batman (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

This is my favorite issue of Rebirth so far.  It's also one of my favorite issues period and one of the best payoffs to an arc that I've ever read.  It's that good...trust me!  Highly Recommended.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

While it would be hard to top last issue's epic conclusion to Gotham's story, Tom King gets very close this week.  I love Gotham Girl and seeing her in such a bad place was gut wrenching, but only lead to a great moment where we see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Of course, that tunnel is going to lead Batman to some pretty bad places, but that's the fun of it all, right?  The story, characters and art (by Ivan Reis this week) are top of the class and this issue is just one more reason that Batman is my favorite Rebirth book.  Now, I have to go find my tissues.

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6.9
Batman (2016) #7

Sep 21, 2016

The Night of the Monster Men is upon us, but all I can muster up is a lukewarm response.  Steve Orlando sets up his story here and while there isn't anything "wrong" with it, I find myself not really caring either way.  I did like Riley Rossmo's art. but if things don't heat up quick, I will likely check out until the regular run is back underway.

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5.3
Batman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

This isn't just another disappointing issue of the Monster Men crossover, but my least favorite issue so far.  The story and art were both lacking and I'm now officially looking past this nonsense and wanting our regular stories back right now.  Please, give us our regular stories back!!!

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7.8
Batman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

While I was hoping that Tom King and Mikel Janin would knock my socks off, they just gave us a solid start to the I AM SUICIDE arc. Underneath it all was a sly sense of humor that I loved, but this issue just made me look forward to the next and hopefully a little more to sink my teeth into. This issue was good, just not great.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #10

Nov 2, 2016

While the I Am Suicide story is a little more subtle than I thought it would be, this issue hit most of the right notes for me and left me satisfied while still wanting so much more.  Selina Kyle stole the show while hardly being in the issue and Batman kicks ass...and may not have been in the issue either.  Tom King and Mikel Janin are turning what could be a straight up action fest into a smart and intriguing mystery.  Sure, there is still action, but it's everything else that has me waiting in anticipation for the next chapter.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

Tom King continues Batman's quest to get Psycho Pirate from Bane by giving us a glimpse of the plan...maybe.  This story has really turned into an exciting and intriguing caper that is definitely more than meets the eye.  It may be more setup, but I liked it.  I liked it a lot!

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8.0
Batman (2016) #12

Dec 6, 2016

While this issue doesn't contain many (if any) answers to the larger mysteries of the I am Suicide arc, Tom King gives us a look at Batman that is harsh and real.  Mikel Janin's art is top notch and I felt fully satisfied even as I wanted more and more.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

It's a shame that the finale to the "I am Suicide" story is my least favorite issue of Batman since Rebirth started.  After such a well paced and intriguing setup, it all just fizzles out leaving me feeling a bit ripped off.  I expect more from Tom King and maybe that's not fair, but a writer with his talent is going to have to deal with that.  Mikel Janin's art was great, but this ending just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

This is a very personal story that builds as it goes, but still left me wanting more.  As an epilogue, it doesn't answer the questions I wanted answered, but fans of Batman and Catwoman may enjoy it.  The art is good and really, there is nothing wrong with it, but nothing great either.

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9.3
Batman (2016) #15

Jan 18, 2017

Selina may have stolen the night from Batman, but Tom King has given me back my enjoyment of Batman.  I loved this issue for everything in the book, but also because it restored my faith in Tom King.  I wonder how Catwoman fans will react, but this one is very, very happy.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #16

Feb 1, 2017

If you loved "I am Suicide", you will love the beginning of this "I am Bane" arc.  If you hated the it, you will still love this.  In fact, I can't see anyone not liking this beginning and can't wait to see what Tom King has in store next.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #17

Feb 15, 2017

Tom King and David Finch return to up the stakes in this second part of "I am Bane"  While the story really is all setup, it sets up some pretty awesome things and leads to another crazy cliffhanger.  The art is fantastic throughout and two weeks suddenly feels like way to long to get the next issue.

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9.8
Batman (2016) #18

Mar 1, 2017

Tom King gives fans a deep look at what made both Batman and Bane while showing the later beating the tar out of the former.  It's a really great issue with really great art and it's the type of issue I've been waiting for King to give us since the beginning arc of Rebirth.  Highly recommended.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #19

Mar 15, 2017

On the surface, this issue is just a simple lead up to the big finale, but there's enough here to like.  We see that Batman and Tom King know their history and David Finch can make it all look great.  The overall story not moving forward much does subtract a bit from the score, but the fun factor just about makes up for it.

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8.0
Batman / TMNT Adventures #1

Nov 10, 2016

I personally like to have one mini-series on my pull list as a casual read, with characters I've traditionally enjoyed, and this series undoubtedly checks all those boxes. Fantastic art, by Jon Sommariva, Sean Parsons, and Leonardo Ito, to go along with a creative premise, by Matthew K. Manning, makes this a must buy for any fan of the classic properties meet genre.

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9.0
Batman and Robin (2011) Annual #2

Jan 29, 2014

Batman and Robin Annual #2 is Peter J. Tomasi's love letter to Robin fans.  Seeing Dick Grayson as Robin is a scarce site in the New 52 and any Damian is welcome.  If stories like these could continue in the regular Batman and Robin, I'd be a very happy man.

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9.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #23

Aug 21, 2013

Peter Tomasi has saved the best for last.  Bruce finally stops trying to bring back Damian back from the dead and sees that he is not to blame.  In fact, he sees that even though things could have been done differently, Damian's death has hurt everyone, not just himself.  Thanks to Dick and Alfred he realizes that Bruce and Batman must continue on in the name of his fallen son.

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9.8
Batman and Robin (2011) #23.2

Sep 12, 2013

This the Court of the Owls story I've wanted since they were introduced.  We get to see the power of the Court through flashbacks that are each creepy and disturbing in their own unique way. The Court rules from the shadows and as Gotham crumbles we see they will always be there.  I hope this momentum carries over to Tynion's Talon because this is the story I've been hoping for for a long time.  This is a must read.

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6.5
Batman and Robin (2011) #24

Oct 16, 2013

I was hoping for more from Batman and  Two-Face #24.  We get a forced new origin to one of Gotham's best Villains and an introduction to one I don't care about...yet.  I hope that the introductory nature of this issue pays off with better ones to follow.  As it stands, though, I can't give this a glowing recommendation.

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5.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #25

Nov 24, 2013

Batman and Two Face #25 is a bit of a bait and switch.  There is not enough Harvey Dent and too much Erin Mckillen.  The story treads water and doesn't advance the book at all and the art is subpar and confusing.  Two issues into this arc and there is no reason for me to recommend it...yet.

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7.5
Batman and Robin (2011) #26

Dec 19, 2013

Batman and Two-Face #26 is a good issue.  Peter J. Tomasi gives the reader some much needed background on Erin McKillen that makes her a better character, if not a great villain.  The artwork by Patrick Gleason is inconsistent and not up to the series' standards, but it is not a deal breaker.  Overall, I am still a fan of the arc, but I'm still waiting to be blown away.  Maybe next issue.

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7.6
Batman and Robin (2011) #27

Jan 25, 2014

Batman and Two-Face #27 is a decent issue that gives some more details on Two-Face's origin.  Unfortunately, Erin McKillen is not an interesting character and we get alot of her here.  The story is slowly getting better and I am looking forward to next issue to see if the trend continues.

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7.5
Batman and Robin (2011) #28

Feb 20, 2014

Peter J. Tomasi finished the Batman and Two-Face story with a bang and while I liked the overall story, this issue was far from perfect.  After pushing Erin McKillen on the reader like a mother trying to get her daughter married, she exits with a whimper.  I really enjoyed Gleason's art in this issue especially the long fight scene.  The ending seemed set up for shock value and I don't think it will stick in the future.  Still I'll recommend this issue for readers of the arc and the arc in general for those interested in a new Two-Face story.

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7.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #29

Mar 24, 2014

If this is the start of us getting Damian back, I'm all for it.  However, Aquaman seemed forced into the issue for no better reason than to have Aquaman in the book.  Just give us a new (or old) Robin so this book can get it's identity back.

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6.8
Batman and Robin (2011) #30

Apr 18, 2014

Batman and Wonder Woman #30 is a forgettable issue that gets us no further in the Hunt for Robin story, but also seems like a missed opportunity.  I was hoping to learn more of Batman's relationship with Wonder Woman, but alas, we don't get much of that either.  Patrick Gleason provides strong art, but in the end, I can't recommend this issue.

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7.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #31

May 22, 2014

Batman and Frankenstein does nothing to change my mind about the need for this book.  It feels too convenient at it's best and straight up forced at it's worst.  However, Batman and Frankenstein's interaction is so good that I want more of the two together.  Luckily, it looks like it will continue next month.  I hope Doug Mahnke is back as well because he made this book look so great.

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8.8
Batman and Robin (2011) #32

Jun 18, 2014

Batman and Ra's Al Ghul #32 is another good issue and brings us closer to getting a new Robin.  Whether it will be Damian is still up in the air, but if it's up to Batman that won't be the case.  Peter J. Tomasi ups the action and anger and Patrick Gleason's art keeps up the pace. Crazy cliffhanger aside, I am finally excited to see what happens next in the Hunt for Robin.

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9.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #1

Oct 8, 2015

While I was looking forward to this issue for a while, I was still afraid that I would be underwhelmed once it started.  That did not happen, my friends.  This issue was exciting, mysterious and intriguing. James Tynion and Scott Snyder set up a crazy mystery that I want to unravel immediately.  Tony Daniel's art is superb and if the quality can get close to this for six months, we will have something really special on our hands.   Highly Recommended.

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6.8
Batman And Robin Eternal #2

Oct 14, 2015

After such a great #1, I couldn't wait for this issue.  Maybe I expected too much, but this setup issue had me disappointed and looking forward to next week for the rwrong reasons.  Nothing in this issue outright offended me, but nothing really grabbed me either.  I'm still fully into this series, but that's still the result of last week's issue, not this one.

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6.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #3

Oct 21, 2015

I am still a fan of this series, but it  mostly comes from the stellar first issue.  While this issue pushes the story forward, the characterizations were not strong as Tim Seeley seemed more intent on cracking wise than giving the reader meaningful interactions.  While the art wasn't strong either, I did like the way the book ended and where the story is going.  I still recommend the series, but unfortunately, can't give this issue top marks.

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5.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #4

Oct 28, 2015

While I liked the awesome addition of the We are Robin crew and Batgirl, this issue fell flat...until the end.  Steve Orlando follows suit of giving readers a mediocre issue with an awesome cliffhanger. Scot Eaton's art was good, but in the end, I can not recommend this issue and am starting to grow angry at where this book is (and isn't) going.

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3.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #5

Nov 4, 2015

It's starting to feel like a long time since the stellar first issue of this series.  Steve Orlando gives fans the worst issue of this series by a longshot and if I wasn't reviewing it, it might have been my last.  The dialogue and characters are way off here and the story does nothing to excite me at all.  The art follows suit and did nothing to wow me and even made me wonder why so many people were needed to bring it.  I had high hopes for this series, but the last few issues and this one in particular has beaten it out of me.

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8.3
Batman And Robin Eternal #6

Nov 11, 2015

James Tynion is back on the book and while he brought a bunch of setup, he also brought some cool scenes and dialogue to boot.  We get to see the moment Batman became aware of Mother and end with most of the Bat Family heading to Prague.  The art was a bit off, which was disappointing, but this issue has me excited for the series again and that is enough for me.

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8.9
Batman And Robin Eternal #7

Nov 18, 2015

Genevieve Valentine gives us the best "Not Tynion" issue in the series and while it was setup heavy, the dialogue and mystery hit the mark.  The art follows suit, for the most part and it all came together in a great cliffhanger that has me wanting the next issue right now.  If we get a couple more issues like this than this book may jump for my favorite (and only) weekly book to my favorite book period.

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5.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #8

Nov 25, 2015

This was yet another disappointing issue of Batman and Robin Eternal.  That is all the more upsetting after Genevieve Valentine's strong effort last week.  While Alvaro Martinez's art was good once again, the story is setup...for something.  While I'm sure we will get some more Bruce/Dick flashbacks featuring their pursuit of Mother, the present day story is very up in the air and that doesn't have me excited at all.  I love Valentine, but I cannot recommend this issue.

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3.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #9

Dec 2, 2015

This is my least favorite issue of Batman and Robin Eternal yet.  It's not just the awful dialogue, but the feeling that the whole issue only exists for the big reveal ending.  It's pretty damn awesome, but doesn't justify the forced and boring story that lead to it.  If you want to learn how to make a Red Hood, Red Robin and Bane team up no fun, this is your instruction manual.

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3.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #10

Dec 9, 2015

While this issue moves the overall story along, it does so with poor dialogue, awful characterizations and ridiculous situations.  Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly were given some cool toys to play with, but did nothing with them.  This month's cliffhanger didn't have to zing that last week's did so the suffering getting to it felt all the more painful.  I've heard rumblings of people dropping this book and I only expect them to get louder after this issue.

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5.8
Batman And Robin Eternal #11

Dec 16, 2015

Ed Brisson jumps on Batman and Robin Eternal, but it's pretty much the same old story.  We get a Cassandra Cain origin that is nothing shocking and when we are about to get the bottom of one of this series biggest mysteries, we are snatched away and get nothing.  Nothing!  The art and story just happen and when I was finished reading the issue, I didn't feel any closer to the destination.  In fact, I didn't feel much at all.

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6.9
Batman And Robin Eternal #12

Dec 24, 2015

While this issue didn't do enough to change my overall opinion of this series, I enjoyed it enough not to get angry while reading it.  Ed Brisson doesn't give fans the answers we crave, but he twists things enough to make us look at the book in a different, more exciting way.  The art is standard fare with nothing to wow the reader, but nothing to offend him either.  I have enjoyed Brisson's two issues and while it's going to take a bit more for me to recommend this book again, it's heading in the right direction.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #13

Dec 30, 2015

This wasn't the series best issue, but it was one of the better ones.  James Tynion gives us a heart felt Cassandra Cain history lesson and I really liked it.  While it may not have pushed the overall story ahead as much as I was hoping, it ended with a crazy cliffhanger that I'm hoping gets resolved soon.  If this weekly could maintain the quality of story and art found here, I'd gladly stick around for the second half of the story.  We can only hope.

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8.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #14

Jan 7, 2016

While this isn't a jumping on point for new readers it may be a good jumping back on point for those who took this book off their pull lists.  Actually, go back and get last weeks issue and this one and hope for the best going forward.  James Tynion did a great job of laying the foundation of great character work and I can only cross my fingers that the other writers will grab the baton and not drop it before the finish line.  For now, I'm back on the Batman and Robin trolley.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #15

Jan 13, 2016

While I had some problems with this issue, I am still on the Eternal Express.  Lanzing and Kelly redeem themselves a bit in my eyes by giving us an issue that was fun and chock full of Azrael goodness.  If this continues, I'll forgive them for the shark repellent...maybe.

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #16

Jan 20, 2016

This is an average issue lifted up by some really good moments.  Azrael becomes a hero and Jason Todd faces his greatest fear by reliving it all over again.  While I wanted some answers on the Batman front, the issue still ended with the story moving forward for the stretch run.  I can't say I'm more excited after reading this issue, but I'm looking forward to seeing the gang all together and getting this whole thing resolved.

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6.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #17

Jan 28, 2016

This should have been one of the better issues in this series, but it was just limp, mate. The mystery of whether it was really Bruce holding the smoking gun in issue #1 was solved...in a really lackluster way. This whole issue was a letdown and suffered pacing issues and while the art was good, this issue really wasn't.

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2.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #18

Feb 3, 2016

While I haven't been the biggest fan of Eternal up until now, this issue makes me want to give up reviewing this book, travel to Tibet and become a monk. In fact, I want to do anything and everything to avoid reading another issue like this ever again. I now officially hate Batman and Robin Eternal.

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4.9
Batman And Robin Eternal #19

Feb 10, 2016

Tim Seeley jumps on Eternal this week and brings along the standard inconsistencies and while the big reveals felt overly forced, they push the overall story forward which I am grateful for. Paul Pelletier's art was good and I'm not sure if this series has just made me punch drunk, but I didn't completely hate this issue.

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5.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #20

Feb 17, 2016

While this issue is far from perfect, I liked it more than what we've been getting lately.  The issue is filled with good action and while the dialogue was pretty bad and certain things felt forced, they still moved the overall story forward and for that I will overlook a lot.  The art was also a mixed bag, but the cliffhanger has me excited for next week which leaves me kind of in the middle with this issue overall.  Hence my score.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #21

Feb 24, 2016

This is one of the better issues of Eternal and it's not just because we get the heaviest dose of Batman this series has seen yet, but for what it does for the other characters as well.  While Mother is far from a sympathetic character, we see what drove her down her dark path and realize that she isn't as different from Batman as we might have believed.  The highlight for me, however, was seeing what Batman did (and didn't do) to give Harper her own life and it made so much sense explaining her entire history.  Tony Daniel's great art was an awesome icing on the cake and while the overall story didn't move forward much, I enjoyed reading this issue.  I can't remember the last time I said that.

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4.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #22

Mar 2, 2016

I should have known that after loving the last issue of Eternal, I was only setting myself up for a big disappointment.  This issue had bad dialogue, poor characterizations and awful art.  While we get a really good flashback scene, most of this issue was just setup for the cliffhanger and this book's stretch run.  I am tired and just want it to end.  Please, make it end.

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3.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #23

Mar 9, 2016

I have gotten used to the disappointment that this book brings almost every single week, but this issue is just too much.  It's as if all the writers have been leading us on so they can laugh at us when it's all over.  I don't know about you, but I don't like getting laughed at.

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5.3
Batman And Robin Eternal #24

Mar 17, 2016

This was not the worst issue of Batman and Robin Eternal.  Steve Orlando spends most of his time setting up the last two issues of the series and that's the issues strength and it's weakness.  While it all could pay off big in the long run, as a single issue, it was middle of the road.  With how this series has gone, I'll take it.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #25

Mar 24, 2016

Steve Orlando gives fans a penultimate issue that may continue the problems that have plagued this series from the beginning (and even adds some new ones), but still left me more satisfied than I have been in quite some time with this book.  The art was great and the story gave readers some things they've been waiting for, but it did leave me wondering what we will get for a big finish next issue. Oh well, I'm just glad I enjoyed what we got here and will wait next week for all that.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #26

Mar 30, 2016

Well, it's all over and thankfully, Tynion let at least this reviewer walk away from it with a good taste in my mouth.  It may not have solved all the problems I've had with the series overall and didn't even end satisfactorily, but this issue was full of real emotion and most of the characters ended up in a better place because of the journey. Fans of the series will already be reading this, but if you stopped reading it, you may want to check it out to see how it all ends.

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9.5
Batman Beyond 2.0 #5

Oct 6, 2013

Higgins and Silas are really making Batman Beyond 2.0 a great read.  This issue has action, reveals and a cliff hanger ending that will leave you wanting the next issue now.  The two of them are making their own mark on Batman Beyond that long time fans and newbies can both love.  Highly recommended.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #6

Oct 21, 2013

Batman Beyond 2.0 continues to be so good.  Higgins and Silas' love of the source material comes through loud and clear.  This issue may lack Batman but it makes up for it with a strong supporting cast, a return of a favorite villain and a huge and exciting reveal.  This is a great issue and easy to recommend.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #9

Dec 25, 2013

Kyle Higgins and Thony Silas make Batman Beyond 2.0 the gem of DC's digital line.  Issue #9 is no exception as they start a new arc in style.  A tired villain not withstanding, I am looking forward to see how everything unfolds.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #10

Dec 29, 2013

Kile Higgins and Thony Silas continue the quality with Batman Beyond 2.0 #10.  Though it's a setup issue, what it sets up is awesome.  The character growth is great and the final page sets up some real excitement in the near future.  The Bat Men is really coming together to be a real fun arc.

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8.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #11

Jan 5, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #11 is all about relationships, strained, old and blosoming.  Though it lacks action, Higgins and Silas give us the same quality read they have since the book started.  I am looking forward to the story moving a little faster, but for now I'll enjoy these little character moments because they are sure to pay off down the road.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #12

Jan 19, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #12 is all action and after a few setup issue, is a great change of pace.  Higgins and Silas are giving readers the gem of the DC Digital titles and I suggest reading it right away.

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9.5
Batman Beyond 2.0 #13

Feb 2, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #13 continues Kyle Higgins and Thony Silas' reign as DC tag team champs.  If you have any interest in Batman, Batman Beyond or a well told story with great art, start buying this book now.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #14

Feb 16, 2014

Kyle Higgins and Thony Silas are really giving Batman Beyond fans a treat.  This month we get the bonus of seeing an old Bruce Wayne dealing with the decisions of his past.  It is a bit heartbreaking and leads to his decision at the end of the comic.  It's a bold move that may have dire consequences and I can't wait to see how it all works out.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #15

Mar 2, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #15 is a great finale to the Bat Men arc.  It ends with a bang, but it's what the characters learn about themselves and each other that make it great.  Thony Silas' art is a great match for Higgins' story and characters.  It's the characters that make this book and after this arc the book is stronger than ever.

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9.3
Batman Beyond 2.0 #16

Mar 15, 2014

Kyle Higgins gives Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon fans a treat this week. Everyone knows they should be together, but in the Beyond 2.0 Universe it wasn't meant to be. However, this issue at least sets them back on the path of friendship. It's great. Heartbreaking and great.

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8.5
Batman Beyond 2.0 #17

Mar 30, 2014

Kyle Higgins starts a new arc with a bang.  Batman Beyond 2.0 #17 is crazy, confusing and really good.  I can't wait to see what happens next and I'm not even sure what just happened now.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #18

Apr 12, 2014

Kyle Higgins continues the Justice Lords story and I'm hooked.  There are surprises, mysteries, action and humor.  Mateo Guerrero fills in for Thony Silas and does a fine job.  Every DC fan should check this out.

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7.9
Batman Beyond 2.0 #19

Apr 27, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #19 is setup.  What it sets up is awesome, but not much happens until the end.  As a fan of the series, I still ate it up and the art is great.  Fans will enjoy it, but I think this issue will fit in better when the event is collected.  This is the first time I had to say that about a Batman Beyond 2.0 issue yet.

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7.5
Batman Beyond 2.0 #20

May 10, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #20 may be long winded in the fight scene department, but it's dialogue and character moments are top notch. We do get to see Lord Batman Beyond in action which is awesome and the cliffhanger sets up an epic battle to come.

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9.5
Batman Beyond 2.0 #21

May 24, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #21 is another great issue.  I've been accused of throwing the term "game changer" around too often but this my friends is a game changer.  I can't wait to see where Kyle Higgins goes from here.

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8.4
Batman Beyond 2.0 #22

Jun 8, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #22 is hard to put a score on.  Your enjoyment will depend greatly on your opinion of what happened last issue.  I felt a little cheated, but Kyle Higgins story coupled with Thony Silas' art did so much to ease my pain.

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9.3
Batman Beyond 2.0 #23

Jun 21, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #23 is another great issue of the Justice Lords story.  Higgins gives more great character moments that make the upcoming battle so much more personal.  The lives of two Worlds are at stake and I can't wait to see how it ends.  Thony Silas' art is as impressive as ever and really fits the story to "T" (pun intended).  Highly Recommended.

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9.3
Batman Beyond 2.0 #24

Jul 5, 2014

Kyle Higgins and Thony Silas end their side of the Justice Lords story in grand fashion.  While it was as action packed as I expected, it was the personal moments during the wrap up that I loved the most.  This, like the whole series, is a must-read for Batman Beyond, Kyle Higgins and comic fans in general.  Highly Recommended.

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8.8
Batman Beyond 2.0 #25

Jul 19, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #25 feels more like a reboot than just the start of a new arc.  Kyle Higgins is joined by Alec Siegel in beginning the story of Terry learning the truth about his Father.  This is a great jumping on point for new readers and anyone who loves Batman Beyond will find so much to love already. I know the story is just beginning, but it already feels big and important.  Don't miss out.

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10
Batman Beyond 2.0 #26

Jul 26, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #26 is a must read for any Batman Beyond fan.  Higgins and Siegel are writing what is quickly becoming a classic. Hester and Rousseau do there part with art that shows the myriad of emotions running through each character.  I really can't find anything wrong with this issue.  It's that good.  Highest Recommendation.

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9.2
Batman Beyond 2.0 #27

Aug 2, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #27 is an issue all about trust.  The cracks are beginning to show in the Bruce-Terry relationship, but this isn't the first time Bruce has had this problem.  The issue continues the awesome Mark of the Phantasm arc, but has ties to so much more. This is required reading for anyone who considers themselves a Batman Beyond fan.  Highly recommended.

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10
Batman Beyond 2.0 #28

Aug 9, 2014

If you are a fan of the Batman Beyond cartoon and/or Batman: The Animated Series you owe it to yourself to read this series.  Start from the beginning, but when you get to this Mark of the Phantasm arc you will be blown away.  Higgins and Siegel are taking chances and it's paying off in a big way.  I really can't find anything wrong with this issue at all.  Just get it and thank me later.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #29

Aug 16, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #29 may not be as shocking as last week, but Higgins and Siegel still manage to throw some surprises at the reader. Phil Hester gets the full issue to show what he can do and the end result of it all is another strong issue of a great book. Recommended.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #30

Aug 23, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #30 continues the great Mark of the Phantasm story. This issue may be the calm before next week's storm, if calm means kick ass battles and a shocking end. Barbara Gordon fans get a great moment and Bruce continues to drive Terry further away. Phil Hester's art fits Higgins and Siegel's dark story so well. I don't want the story to end, but I can't wait to see how it does.

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10
Batman Beyond 2.0 #31

Aug 30, 2014

I can't say enough about this issue, but especially the whole arc.  So much of it was jaw dropping and game changing. The Mark of the Phantasm story should go down as one of the best Batman Beyond stories of all time and seriously deserves to be made into an animated film immediately.  I applaud everyone involved and can't wait to see how they even attempt to top this.

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9.3
Batman Beyond 2.0 #32

Sep 6, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #32 is another great start to the newest must read arc.  Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel throw nonstop reveals and twists at the reader and Thony Silas is back where he belongs.  I can't wait for next week.

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8.9
Batman Beyond 2.0 #33

Sep 14, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #33 continues the "All In" story and I'm...well, all in.  Higgins and Seigel continue making a book that is great for newcomers, but so special for fans of the franchise.  Thony Silas' art is a perfect match for the story and this issue is no exception. With the recent news of this book's cancellation, great issues like this are even harder to read.  Damn you, Kyle...and thanks for such a great series.

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8.7
Batman Beyond 2.0 #34

Sep 20, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #34 may be mostly setup and I don't mind one bit.  Higgins and Siegel are showing what's at stake and who's involved before everything goes to hell.  I don't want this series to end, but I can't wait to see what happens when it does.  Plus, we may get to see how Dick lost his eye!  Awesome.

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8.8
Batman Beyond 2.0 #35

Sep 27, 2014

This isn't the best issue of Batman Beyond 2.0 I've ever read, but it's why I will miss this series so much.  Even the setup issues are great.  Kyle Higgins gives fans just enough information to keep them interested and everything he sets up, pays off big time.  I can't wait for next week, even if it's one step closer to the inevitable end.

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8.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #36

Oct 4, 2014

This issue may feel a bit rushed for a finale, but it was still good.  Higgins, Siegel and Silas don't make bad issue and this one sets up the final arc which is bound to break my heart while also being awesome.  Recommended.

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8.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #37

Oct 11, 2014

This issue is the beginning of the end and it was pretty good.  Rewire is back and looking for the same creepy thing that Terry has been up to for a while now.  Of course this is a DC book, so Dick Grayson is near death and a pawn in the whole thing.  Thony Silas does his usual great job on art and I can't wait until next week.

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9.0
Batman Beyond 2.0 #38

Oct 19, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #38 is another really good issue.  It is a middle issue of the story, so there is bound to be setup, but the action and character moments are so great you barely notice.  Higgins, Seigel and Silas are firing on all cylinders to end this run in style. I just hope Dick Grayson is there to take a final bow.

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9.5
Batman Beyond 2.0 #39

Oct 25, 2014

Batman Beyond 2.0 #39 may be the penultimate issue of the series, but Higgins, Siegel and Silas don't hold anything back.  Fans of this book don't need me to tell them how good it is and if you haven't read it yet, do so now.  This is one of the best books out there and while I will be sad when it's over, I can'[t wait to see what happens.  Highly Recommended.

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9.5
Batman Beyond 2.0 #40

Nov 1, 2014

Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Thony Silas end their run and while I'm sad the series is over, I enjoyed this low key finale.  Fans may not have found out the backstory of Dick's eye patch (boo!), but the loose ends were tied up like a bow and everything is in place for the book to return, hopefully in the near future.  Batman Beyond 2.0 has been my favorite book and if you haven't read it yet, start for the beginning and find out why.  Thank you Kyle, Thony and Alec for a hell of a good read.

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9.0
Batman Beyond Universe #11

Jun 29, 2014

I really enjoyed all these issue when they came out digitally and I liked them even more collected. These four stories had great action and crazy moments. Yes, I wish one development would have stuck a bit longer, but it doesn't ruin the overall quality. Higgins and Gage are giving us a great story and Silas and Soy's art is consistently awesome. Do yourself a favor and read this collected work and all the issues of both books. The below score is not an average, but my overall feeling of the collected edition.

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6.8
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Prequel #1

Feb 8, 2016

This prequel chapter is a great value that gets the job done, but in a quick and forced way. We don't learn anything new, but the art and dialogue make it well worth the price of a soda to read. If you are like me and want to get your hands on everything Batman v Superman, pick this up.

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7.0
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Prequel #3

Feb 9, 2016

While this chapter is not full of set pieces or explosions, it does what it sets out to do...set the tone for the Batman v Superman movie. The world has mixed feeling towards Superman and we see it inside this meeting room as some higher ups decide if they need to take a closer look as to who this Superman really is. This was the issue I was least looking forward to reading, but it may be the one that has the most information of what we have in store when the actual movie begins.

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7.8
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Prequel #5

Feb 11, 2016

For the price of one delicious soda, you can see a sexy Lex Luthor almost show how much he hates Superman. We do get to see the start of the cracks in his public facade leading to the evidence that he is indeed working on an answer to this alien problem. This is my favorite prequel chapter.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) Annual #2

Apr 1, 2015

This Annual is cliched, predictable and even unoriginal.  You know what else it was?  Enjoyable.  I had a fun time reading it and even with it's faults, I recommend it to anyone who's been reading Batman/Superman or the Doomed story.  It has the added bonus of a crazy cliffhanger that sets up the book for a crazy return in June.

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9.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #2

Jul 30, 2013

Wow. This book is a lot of fun, my only gripe thus far is that I can't get behind the art work of Jae Lee. Now don't get me wrong everything looks beautiful, but for a comic book it just doesn't work for me. I'm really looking forward to next month when Brett Booth takes over, who is probably in my top 5 of DC artists right now. But that's another article entirely. Earth 2 has been since it came out one of my favorite books in the New 52 and I'm really happy that the first meeting between Batman and Superman is apart of Earth 2 Batman and Superman. I just have been wanting more back story on our heroes Earth 2 counterparts since Earth 2 began. Killing them off in the first issue of that title had me crying foul so hopefully we get that with the continuation of this story.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #10

May 8, 2014

Batman/Superman #10 is a fun story any fan of either hero can enjoy.  Jeff Lemire writes an all ages, funny little adventure that feels out of place in the New 52 only because of how fun it is.  It's like jumping in the wayback machine to when comics were a blast to read.  Recommended.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #11

May 22, 2014

Batman/Superman #11 is a good Doomed story that really pushes the event forward more than I expected. Regular fans of the book may be upset, but it got me more excited for Doomed.  Maybe I'm just a selfish bastard, but that's enough for me.  Batman/Superman fans not reading Doomed can skip this month, but It's essential to those following the event.

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4.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #12

Jul 3, 2014

Unless you want a recap of Earth 2 #1 or an issue with bad art and an inconsequential script, pass on Batman/Superman #12.  This issue is pure filler and if you skip it you will miss nothing, but you'll have $3.99 more in your pocket.  Hopefully, the promised "clean slate" for next month makes me forget about this issue.

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7.8
Batman/Superman (2013) #13

Sep 1, 2014

Batman/Superman #13 is a good issue hampered by bad art.  I'm intrigued with where the story of Superman and Batman dealing with memory loss goes, it's just a shame we have to wait two months to continue it.

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5.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #14

Oct 5, 2014

Batman/Superman #14 was not a good issue.  It continues the Clean Slate story, but I'm already looking for the exit.  The story is boring and the art is awful.  I'm looking forward to next month's finale, but for all the wrong reasons.  Just skip this issue and the arc and come back when it's over.

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3.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #15

Oct 16, 2014

Batman/Superman #15 was a horrible end to a bad story.  The story and art were equally bad and i can only recommend that you avoid it.  How about we get Kaiyo to just erase our collective memories so we don't even know it ever existed?

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8.8
Batman/Superman (2013) #16

Nov 19, 2014

I really enjoyed the beginning of this new arc.  While I hated the Joker comparison, I liked the mystery of who the villain is and why he's targeting those Superman cares for most.  Ardian Syaf's art is great and I'm glad to have a new and consistent look to the book. Anyone on the fence with this book can jump in now with no problem and enjoy the promising start to a new story.

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8.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #17

Dec 18, 2014

I was a little worried about this Superman's Joker story going in.  It's not that I don't trust Greg Pak, because I do, I just didn't know what to expect.  Besides an unnecessary fight with Lobo and Batman being forced to the sidelines, I am really excited to see where this goes.  It's an added bonus that Ardian Syaf's art is the perfect fit for the story, which is something sorely missing for this book since the beginning.  If you were staying away from this book for any reason, this issue is a great jumping in point for anyone and everyone.  I recommend you do so.

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8.7
Batman/Superman (2013) #18

Jan 21, 2015

Okay, I am now officially interested in the "Superman's Joker" story.  Greg Pak shows that he not only knows Batman and Superman, but has a firm grip on the Joker as well.  While we still don't find out who this Joker is, we see more of his methods and they are spot on.  Ardian Syaf does a really good job on art and the issue ends with a crazy cliffhanger that has me interested going forward.

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8.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #19

Feb 18, 2015

Greg Pak finally reveals who Superman's Joker and I really liked it.  It's someone with recent dealings with the Man of Steel and makes so much sense.  Ardian Syaf draws the hell out of this issue, but in the end, it's all just setup for next month's finale.  However, it is a hell of a setup and has me wishing it was March already.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #20

Mar 18, 2015

This is another good chapter in the Superman's Joker arc.  While I could have gone for a bit more Xa-Du and some loose ends were wrapped up too conveniently, Batman kicking ass with his knee and brain makes up for it.  The story and art are really good and I can't wait to see how it all wraps up in the Batman/Superman Annual #2.

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5.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #21

Jun 10, 2015

I didn't like this issue.  It felt rushed, had poor transitions and the overall story wasn't that interesting. Greg Pak had two scenes that could have been classics, but both fell flat.  The art was okay, but overall this issue was a disappointment.

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3.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #22

Jul 8, 2015

Add this issue to the multiple reasons why I haven't enjoyed the Truth story so far.  Jim Gordon may be Batman, but he's also a huge ass that made me want to jump into the book and choke him out.  The art felt off and the story went off in a direction that takes it further from the other Truth stories and just felt silly.  In other words, I hated this issue.

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5.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #23

Aug 12, 2015

Greg Pak continues his story that is off the rails crazy compared with the other Truth issues and while it's different, it's not great.  Pak does a great job showing Superman's thoughts and fears over his depowerment, but this whole Subterrania story feels off.  Then, just when you thought it couldn't get crazier, Pak hits us with another cliffhanger that may be ridiculous, but has me curious for next issue.

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4.7
Batman/Superman (2013) #24

Sep 9, 2015

I guess this issue ends the Batman/Superman Truth arc, but you could have fooled me.  It didn't feel like an ending and I still am looking for the Truth.  We do get a convoluted story with multiple artists that equal some jarring transitions and an awesome cliffhanger reveal.  I haven't been impressed with the Truth story in general and this issue didn't change that.  In fact, I may be less impressed after reading this issue...and that's the Truth.

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7.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #25

Oct 15, 2015

After the nonsense of the Truth story, I liked the fun approach of this issue.  Clark fighting Vandal Savage with the help of Bat-tech and some cool Bat Family members is my idea of a good time and as long as it continues, I will be reading.

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5.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #26

Nov 12, 2015

Greg Pak uses this issue to set up a big fight with Vandal Savage, but unfortunately doesn't stop there.  Batman shows up (his name is on the marquee, you know) and this issue goes down the tubes.  By the end, I'd pretty much forgotten about the cool Vandal Savage storyline and just wondered what the hell happened and why a sun didn't melt snow.  I still want to see when Savage returns, but I can certainly wait the month to see it.  The art was also lacking and in the end, I can't recommend it.  Just grab something else this week and remember...Brick not hit back!

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4.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #27

Dec 11, 2015

I understand what Greg Pak is doing here, but I question the timing.  Instead of pushing the current Superman story that we've been forced into forward, Pak uses this issue to get Jim Gordon and Clark Kent on the same page when it comes to their part in being the new version of the World's Finest. While I'm sure that those who want the old Superman back will like this book more than me, I want to finish this current story in a decent fashion before moving along to the inevitable return that we all want.  All that aside, this issue is a story telling mess with art that doesn't do it any favors so I'm sure you can figure out that I can't recommend this issue.

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7.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #28

Jan 13, 2016

Tom Taylor gives fans of Batman and Superman a nice little treat and hopefully it's the gift that keeps on giving.  The story involves a crazy mystery that may just be a setup for a huge showdown, but I want to be there when it happens.  Tom Taylor may just be giving fans a fun little diversion to get us to the return of the DC status quo, but that's exactly what I liked about it.

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9.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #29

Feb 10, 2016

Tom Taylor answered all my questions and concerns from last issue of Batman/Superman and gave fans one great issue filled with humor, mystery, tension and action. I had so much fun reading it and the art by Robson Rocha, Julio Ferreira and Blond made it a pleasure to look at as well. Highly Recommended.

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9.2
Batman/Superman (2013) #30

Mar 9, 2016

Tom Taylor wraps up his mini arc in fine fashion.  The way Taylor unfolds the story is so good as we see what makes each character so special...Batman shows off some major detective skills as well as planning way ahead while Superman is just a caring hero who would do anything for a guy he just met.  Add Lobo and a murder mystery to the mix and we have ourselves a winner.  A huge winner that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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8.9
Batman/Superman (2013) #31

Apr 13, 2016

Peter Tomasi keeps giving fans the Superman they've been begging for even as he sets up his grim future.  I know we are only two issues in, but Super League is already one of my favorite Superman stories since the New 52 started and that isn't a back handed compliment! At this point in the crossover, Tomasi is still dealing out questions, but the issue ends with a cliffhanger that will have a lot of fans super happy.  However, the thing I still like best of all is having "my" ("our"?) Superman back the way I (we?) love him.

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4.9
Batman/Superman (2013) #32

May 4, 2016

It really does pain me to see this promising crossover go down the tubes like it has.  This issue continues the slide downwards with barely a hint of a story, little to no characterization and hokey dialogue.  We do get another Superman into the mix, but even that was confusing and forced.  I really hope Tomasi can rebound next week with Action Comics because right now, this story is on life support.  Now excuse me while I stare some more at the cover and dream of what might have been.

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5.5
Batman/Superman: Futures End #1

Sep 23, 2014

Batman/Superman: Futures End #1 is an unecessary book held back by the Futures End Event it is supposed to be a part of.  Superman is missing and Batman is trying to carry on without him.  It'd be a bit easier if he wasn't torn apart at the seams himself, but when does Batman care about easy?  The score below is indicative of how I felt about the issue, but doesn't express my feelings for writer Greg Pak.  He literally had the odds stacked against him and made something (almost) good out of a bad situation.  It's still not good enough for me to recommend it to any one but a Futures End completest.

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9.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

Mar 30, 2016

This is another great chapter in a surprisingly great crossover series.  The writing and art are so true to the characters that if you have any interest in either franchise, you will certainly enjoy this.  Each issue is getting better and the way this one ends, the fun is just beginning.  Highly Recommended.

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8.3
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Apr 12, 2016

While this issue could be written off as setup, it sets up some pretty important things along with adding a great character to the mix and getting Batman and the Turtles all on the same page.  Plus, it all ends with a crazy cliffhanger that promises even more craziness coming real soon.  Sure, it wasn't perfect, but Tynion and Williams continue giving fans of both franchises something to have a ton of fun with.

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9.6
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Apr 13, 2016

I have been saying that this series is a dream come true for Batman and TMNT fans who ever dreamt of this crazy mashup becoming reality, but that might sell it short.  If you are looking for a comic with good guys fighting bad guys with everything on the line and want it all to be tons of fun...grab this series now.  The only thing keeping this issue from a perfect score is it still is just setting up the finale, but it still came damn close.  Damn close.

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7.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

May 11, 2016

While this event was great, it's a shame that the finale was the worst issue of the bunch.  After everything that Tynion set up, this issue felt rushed and forced.  I still liked it enough, I just didn't love it like the rest of the series.  However, Freddie Williams' art was as great as usual and it all combined to finish a crossover event that I didn't think I needed, but found out I so desperately wanted.  I hope this isn't the last time we see this awesome teamup.

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9.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #1

Feb 24, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight #1 does exactly what it's supposed to...remind the reader that the game is on it's way and get them pumped to play it.  While it's odd to get anything Joker from the Arkham story at this point, everything else hits all the right notes.  We may only get a brief glimpse at the Arkham Knight himself (herself?), but it's awesome.  This book combines great character interaction with stellar art to bring a  #1 issue that anyone can dive into.  However, veterans of the games will get the most enjoyment so do yourself a favor and play them now!  Highly Recommended.

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8.8
Batman: Arkham Knight #2

Feb 27, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight continues to impress.  Peter J. Tomasi is easing readers into the story while Viktor Bogdanovic kicks ass on art.  This book just feels "big" and I can't wait to see what happens when the Arkham Knight fully gets involved.  Until then, fans of the games, Batman or just really good comics can't go wrong picking up this series.

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9.5
Batman: Arkham Knight #3

Mar 7, 2015

This issue may end the first arc, but things are just getting started.  I'm glad for that because this book has quickly become one that I look forward to each week.  Check it out if you are a fan of the Arkham games, Batman or quality comics.  It is that good and well worth the $0.99 investment.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #4

Mar 14, 2015

This is a really good Joker issue of Arkham Knight.  I would have rather had more (or some) Arkham Knight, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.  The story ended with a great twist and the art was awesome as usual.  I can't wait for next issue and recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

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9.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #5

Mar 21, 2015

After last week's issue , I wanted less Joker and more Arkham Knight.  After this issue I want more Harley Quinn and whatever else Peter J. Tomasi throws my way.  The story and art in this issue are top notch and I can't wait to see what happens next week.  This is really a great book that is well worth the price of admission.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #6

Mar 27, 2015

This issue of Arkham Knight may be more setup than I expected for the end of an arc, but it was still good fun.  Peter J. Tomasi continues to expand the cast of characters and I really am enjoying the story we're getting.  I am also a huge fan of Viktor Bagdonovic's art which is only getting better with each issue.

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7.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #7

Apr 5, 2015

With a new arc starting it's not surprising that this issue is a bit more setup than we've been used to, but after an exciting start, the issue gets a bit boring.  I hope that what we get pays off in the weeks to come, but for now, I somewhat enjoyed the story and loved the art.  I am still fully invested in this series and recommend it to anyone looking for a quality Batman tale.  Just start at the very beginning.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #8

Apr 13, 2015

While this is the second setup heavy issue in a row, Tomasi is raising the tension and it looks like a couple plot threads are heading for a collision course next week.  Ig Guara's art continues to impress making this an easy chapter to recommend.  So easy, in fact, that I will.  Recommended.

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8.5
Batman: Arkham Knight #9

Apr 17, 2015

While this issue is more setup than an arc finale usually is, the cast of characters make it so good. Better yet, the cast is growing.  The story and art is so strong and it really is just getting started.  I can't recommend it enough.

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6.5
Batman: Arkham Knight #10

Apr 28, 2015

This issue starts off with guns a blazin' but ends up being nothing but setup.  It's not bad, it just is one of those digital chapters that suffers because of it's position and short length.  I'm sure it won't be a problem in the collected issue, but I'm not reviewing the collected issue, am I?  Because of that, I can't give it top marks.

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9.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #11

May 1, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight #11 is a quick return to form.  The story is full of action, laughs and great characters.  Viktor Bogdanovic's art is stellar and it's glad to see him return.  Overall, this is a really good issue that reminded me of why I loved this comic in the first place.

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9.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #12

May 8, 2015

Sure, this issue is a whole bunch of setup, but what it sets up (the new Batmobile and more Arkham Knight) is so damn cool.  I can't say this is a good jumping on point for new readers, but those smart enough to be reading every week should enjoy this week's thrill ride.  Am I saying that those who are not reading Batman: Arkham Knight are dummies?  Yes...Yes I am.

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9.5
Batman: Arkham Knight #13

May 15, 2015

This was a great issue of Arkham Knight and while every fan should agree, those Oracle fans out there are in for a special treat.  This issue feels like the beginning of a new direction for Gotham and everybody in it...heroes, villains and everyone else.  The story was great and ended with a cliffhanger that promises some big time action, but the art (especially John Rauch's colors) steal the show.  I loved this issue.

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9.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #14

May 22, 2015

Bane is in the house and he's big, bad and...big and bad.  Seriously, he is humongous.  Batman has his work cut out for him and the way this issue ends, I'm not sure how he will escape.  Peter J. Tomasi and Viktor Bogdanovic give us the beginning of a new arc and while that means some necessary setup, I really enjoyed everything they gave us.  I want to see the payoff now,

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8.5
Batman: Arkham Knight #15

May 29, 2015

This was one of the most action packed issues of Arkham Knight yet.  It's always nice to mix it up and get a bunch of 90's action scenes now and again, but Tomasi also uses it to show how overpowered Bane is compared to Batman.  If things go the way that the cliffhanger suggests, I have a prediction for next issue...Pain!

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9.5
Batman: Arkham Knight #16

Jun 5, 2015

This issue gives us some Bane backstory, another awesome guest villain and the best Arkham Knight action since this series began.  Yea, this is a great issue thanks to strong writing and awesome art. Seriously, how can you go wrong with strong writing and awesome art?  The answer is, you can't.  If you have been on the fence with this book, climb the hell down and start reading it!.  Who sits on fences nowadays anyway?

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #17

Jun 12, 2015

While not a lot happens in this issue, there is a huge reveal amongst the ranks of the GCPD, more Bane almost breaking the Bat and an ending that continues Bruce's bad luck.  After last issue,  I was hoping to get more Arkham Knight action, but we do get some interesting developments and some awesome art.  I'd buy that for a dollar...or ninety nine cents.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #18

Jun 21, 2015

This issue of Batman: Arkham Knight was non-stop action and while it was a fun read, I was hoping for a little more from this arcs finale.  The art team of Guara, Ferreira and Dalhouse kick ass as usual and Tomasi ends the issue with promises of more Arkham Knight in the near future.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #19

Jun 26, 2015

On it's own, this issue is a bit underwhelming.  However, acting as an epilogue to the just finished Bane arc, it was nice to see a more human Batman and remember what he's fighting for.  I enjoyed the story and Viktor Bogdanovic's art is great as usual.  I can't wait to get back to the non-stop action of Arkham Knight, but this was a nice little detour.

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9.3
Batman: Arkham Knight #20

Jul 3, 2015

As the start of a new arc, this was a really good issue.  As a statement that this book will continue kicking ass and even take more names, this is an awesome one.  I'll admit that I was worried what would happen once the game was out and all it's secrets exposed, but my worries are gone.  Peter J. Tomasi is better than all that and proves it this week.  Viktor Bogdanovic is pretty damn good himself and the two of them are giving me one of my favorite books out right now.  Highly Recommended.

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9.7
Batman: Arkham Knight #21

Jul 10, 2015

This is another great issue of Arkham Knight.  I love what Peter Tomasi is doing with the Suicide Squad, but it's what he gives us in regards to the Arkham Knight that makes this issue so special.  He fits so much character work in such a limited space and I am hungry for more.  Viktor Bogdanaovic's art is outstanding as usual and he easily handles every character thrown at him.  The book ends with the promise of a cool fight and I will be back next week to see it.  If you aren't reading this book yet, I'd jump on the trolley now because things are really starting to heat up.  Highly Recommended.

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6.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #22

Jul 17, 2015

This issue was fun, but mostly setup and filler.  The crazy ending almost made up for it, but if you skip this issue, you won't be missing much.  The art doesn't save it either and in the end, it's the first issue of the Arkham Knight that I can't recommend.

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9.3
Batman: Arkham Knight #23

Jul 25, 2015

This issue of Arkham Knight gets the book back on track quickly and while it was mostly setup, it was still a great read.  Peter Tomasi gives us a fun story with great characters and Ig Guara kicks ass on art.  We find out the Penguin is up to more than just kidnapping and the issue ends with the unlikely teamup of Batman and Deadshot.  That and everything else we see this issue has me wanting next week's issue right now.  Highly Recommended.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #24

Aug 1, 2015

While this issue ended up with more questions than answers, I had a good time watching my favorite action duo, Batman and Deadshot, get further down the Project Meta rabbit hole and the Arkham Knight make things a little more personal.  The art and the action were great, but we'll have to wait for a little more clarity when it comes to the new threat that was unleashed on Gotham.  That's okay, though, because I'm in for the long haul.

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7.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #25

Aug 7, 2015

While it may sound like a cop out, a downer issue of Arkham Knight is still better than a really good issue of some other books out there.  That being said, not a whole lot happens in this issue including setting up next week's finale.  I'm sure Tomasi has something up his sleeve, but this issue doesn't really have me pumped for next week.  Granted, I'll be here reading, reviewing and probably loving it, but that's a story for another issue and review.  This week was a bit of a letdown.

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7.5
Batman: Arkham Knight #26

Aug 14, 2015

Though I expected more resolution of the Suicide Blues arc this week, I enjoyed what we got and loved the cliffhanger.  Tomasi continues to tease the identity and intentions of the Arkham Knight, but the villain appears ready to pounce.  Viktor Bogdanovic's art is solid as usual and I am excited to see where this book is headed starting next week.  I just wish we got more this one.

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10
Batman: Arkham Knight #27

Aug 22, 2015

I usually don't like side stories and I'm not a big fan of Tim Drake, so this issue should have fallen flat for me.  Oh boy, it didn't!  This issue was so great and I beg anyone who loves Tim Drake, Robin or a great story with awesome art to check it out.  Peter J. Tomasi may make a fan of Tim Drake out of me yet.

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9.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #28

Aug 29, 2015

Peter Tomasi and Robson Rocha finish up "The Apprentice" arc and while it was only two issues long, it was such a great story.  If you aren't aware of how good a digital comic can be, check these last two issues out and if you have already been reading Arkham Knight, prepare yourself for a crazy reveal.  This issue wasn't just the side story it was pretending to be.  Next week gets back to the main story, but I wish we were staying with Tim a little bit more.  Highly Recommended.

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9.2
Batman: Arkham Knight #29

Sep 4, 2015

This issue starts the Calendar Man arc and it's off to a great start.  After a slow, but funny beginning, the pace picks up and the issue ends with a great cliffhanger that adds yet another classic character to the Arkham roster.  Victor Bogdanovic's art is a great compliment to the story as the Arkham Knight trolley keeps on cruising along.  Jump on board and enjoy one of the best books out today.  I'll be the guy in the front seat, smiling away.

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9.4
Batman: Arkham Knight #30

Sep 13, 2015

This is another great issue of Batman: Arkham Knight.  Peter J. Tomasi continues giving fans the most enjoyable Bat title on the shelves (and computer screens) and if you aren't reading it, you are missing something special.  If you think that Calendar Man is a joke, I think you'll change your mind after reading this issue. Ig Guara, Julio Ferreira and Andrew Dalhouse contribute with some kick ass art that brings it all to life and overall, this is a must read for fans of the game and the comic.  Highly Recommended.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #31

Sep 20, 2015

This issue was a bunch of setup as Calendar Man's plan is in full effect.  I loved seeing the various characters who stepped up to help Gotham in Batman's absence, but after a little downtime, the Dark Knight is back on the case himself.  Viktor Bogdanovic's art was top notch, but the story doesn't really go forward enough.  I can still recommend this book to anyone who wants a great batman story, just don't start here.

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8.8
Batman: Arkham Knight #32

Sep 25, 2015

The Scarecrow is in town and fear is on the menu.  Another great arc has ended by setting up what looks to be even better one,  Batman may live to fight another day, but I'm guessing that things are going to get worse before they get better.  This issue may be more setup than newcomers are used to in a finale, but the art and story end this arc in style and that's A-OK with me.

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7.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #33

Oct 12, 2015

This issue started a new arc, but Tomasi used it to finish up the last arc's loose ends.  I liked it, but it may be the first issue that didn't feel important.  It did end with a cool cliffhanger and Viktor Bogdanovic's art was top notch, but I still can't recommend this issue except to fans already fully invested in this series.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #34

Oct 16, 2015

This issue is more setup than I thought it would be going in.  It's just that Peter Tomasi has really pushed this story forward so well, that even a little breather feels off.  Off, but still good.  The art and storytelling are good enough for me to recommend this book to any and all Batman fans and not fear any repercussions.  This book is that good.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #35

Oct 19, 2015

I'm guessing this issue is the quiet before the storm as the Scarecrow, The Arkham Knight and Bane are gunning for Batman.  The best part is that it looks like even more villains are on their way.  This issue may be setup heavy, but if you are a fan of this book, you will not mind one bit.  Peter Tomasi keeps giving fans a great Batman story while Viktor Bogdanovic's art continues to impress.

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9.4
Batman: Arkham Knight #36

Oct 26, 2015

Peter Tomasi continues writing the best Batman book coming out today.  This week is a villain party and while most of Batman's Rogues Gallery watches, Bane gives the Dark Knight a physical and mental beatdown.  While Scarecrow has appeared to be the man with a plan, it is in fact the Arkham Knight who is about to show who's boss.  Ig Guara's art is great and if you haven't been reading this book, this week is a great time to start.  If you have been reading, sit back and enjoy.  I did...a whole lot.

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8.0
Batman: Arkham Knight #37

Nov 10, 2015

This issue is pure setup and if you haven't been reading this book, this isn't the issue to jump on.  If you have been reading each week, however, I am sure you will enjoy seeing the pieces of the Arkham Knight's plan fall into place as we get nearer to the end of this series.  The art and the story are top notch and I enjoyed every bit of it.

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7.0
Batman: Black and White #2

Oct 6, 2013

Batman: Black and White #2 is a very good book plus one horrible story. It's a great showcase for the various authors and artists to tell Batman tales without worrying about continuity and a good read for anyone interested in the Dark Knight. Please though, do yourself a favor and rip out Dan Didio's story and pretend it never happened. I wish I could, but like walking in on your Grandparentsgetting it onwhen all you wanted to do was pick up that apple pie you were promised (long story), some things can't be unseen.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #1

Apr 9, 2014

Scott Snyder and Company gives us a weekly book that's as much GCPD as it is Batman. Count me in.  I just wish DC didn't completely spoil this issue's awesome ending, but it's still great and will have me grabbing next weeks issue to see what happens.

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7.8
Batman: Eternal #2

Apr 16, 2014

Batman Eternal #2 seems to be sprinting to a finish line a year away.  So much is thrown at the reader that it can be a bit overwhelming.  Granted, it's still good, but suffers from a frantic pacing with little transitions.  The art of Jason Fabok is gritty, dark and good.  I still like this book, just not as much as the first issue.

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9.0
Batman: Eternal #3

Apr 23, 2014

Batman Eternal #3 really delivers on the promise of this weekly series.  It is a fast paced, focused story that turns Gotham upside down.  Highly recommended.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #4

May 1, 2014

Snyder, Tynion and company slow things down a bit to show some fallout from the first three issue.  I loved seeing Batgirl kicking butt and seeing James Gordon's situation in Blackgate Prison ups the tension to clear him soon. Dustin Nguyen's art is good, but the differences from last week are a bit jarring.  Overall though, I think this was another good chapter and fans reading the series will not be disappointed.

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5.5
Batman: Eternal #5

May 9, 2014

Batman: Eternal #5 is already showing some cracks in the armor.  The plot was muddled coming into this issue and at the end is even more so.  Characters seem to be thrown in just for the sake of it and the interesting parts of the earlier issues have been abandoned for now.  I hope the handful of writers and revolving artists can get this book together and give us more of what we got in the first couple of  issues.

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6.0
Batman: Eternal #6

May 17, 2014

Batman Eternal #6 is more of the same.  Of course, that means a bunch of new characters and plot threads thrown onto the pile we already have.  To top that off, nothing gets resolved at all.  In fact, if you really look at this issue, not much really happens.  However, Trevor McCarthy makes it all look great so at least we get that.  I really want to like this book, but I'm losing patience.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #7

May 26, 2014

Batman: Eternal #7 gets the story back on the rails.  After weeks of head spinning stories, I finally see a little piece of the puzzle and I like it.  Catwoman fans will dig this issue, but Penguin fans may not recognize their favorite gangster.  I can actually say that I am looking forward to next week.

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9.3
Batman: Eternal #8

May 29, 2014

John Layman gets Batman: Eternal back on track with my favorite issue in a while. The reason: Gotham City Police Department, Lt. Bard and Stephanie Brown. This issue really moves the book forward and looks great thanks to Guillem March. This is the book I was hoping for after the first couple issues of the series and I hope the trend continues.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #9

Jun 10, 2014

Batman Eternal #9 is another good issue from John Layman.  Any issue with the Batman from Japan is a winner for me and the rest lives up to it/  Interesting setup and great art by Guillem March has me looking forward to continuing what we get here.  Recommended.

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4.8
Batman: Eternal #10

Jun 17, 2014

Batman: Eternal #10 was not a good issue.  The story was mostly filler and the art was horrible.  I hope next week gets us back on track.

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4.0
Batman: Eternal #11

Jun 19, 2014

Batman: Eternal #11 is my least favorite issue so far.  Tim Seeley's story is fun, but forgettable and I hated Ian Bertram's art.  I can only imagine what newcomers would think of this issue and even  series readers could skip it and not really miss much.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #12

Jul 1, 2014

James Tynion get s the ball rolling again by starting up a bunch of stalled plot lines.  The most important being James Gordon's trial, but I liked almost everything else as well.  It's a dialogue heavy issue, but don't let that discourage you, it's real good.  Mikel Janin's expressive art fits this type of issue to a tee and is a welcome addition after last weeks debacle.  I hope we get more issues like this in the weeks to come.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #13

Jul 8, 2014

Batman: Eternal #13 is a good issue that pushes the story forward while setting up some good stuff for the future.  Lt. Bard steals the show, but we also get some great Stephanie Brown and Jim Gordon moments as well.  Highly Recommended.

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9.6
Batman: Eternal #14

Jul 14, 2014

Batman: Eternal #14 is the best issue of the series so far.  It is a great story that ties up loose ends and shows this book is more than worthy of it's early promise and hype.  I can't wait to see what happens next.  Highly Recommended.

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7.8
Batman: Eternal #15

Jul 22, 2014

Batman: Eternal #15 continues the trend I have with this book.  The series as a whole annoys me, even while I enjoy individual issues. It may not make complete sense, but I liked most of what we get this week.  The main story is a scary horror comic and Dustin Nguyen's art is fittingly creepy.  Ray Fawkes is my favorite writer on this book so far and I can't wait to see where he goes with Batwing and Jim Corrigan in the (hopefully) near future.

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5.8
Batman: Eternal #16

Jul 29, 2014

Batman Eternal #16 was a bit of a disappointment.  Last week, Ray Fawkes gave the reader some creepy goodness, but this week we get mostly filler.  Dustin Nguyen's art is to blame as well and the issue has Joker's Daughter which is always a minus for me.

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5.4
Batman: Eternal #17

Jul 31, 2014

Batman: Eternal #17 may show the origin story of Deacon Blackfire, but does little else.  That may have been acceptable, but I didn't like the Origin at all.  Dustin Nguyen does a fine job with the art this week, but it's not enough to save this boring book.  It's a shame because I liked the scary side of things that Fawkes was giving us. but for now I'm done.

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8.5
Batman: Eternal #18

Aug 11, 2014

Tim Seeley changes things up and gives fans the funniest issue of Batman: Eternal yet.  The overall story doesn't really move forward, but I had a blast anyway.  Recommended.

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7.0
Batman: Eternal #19

Aug 19, 2014

This issue of Batman: Eternal pushes the story forward on a bunch of fronts, but I didn't enjoy it as much as last week.  It's not as fun and the art rubbed me the wrong way.

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7.2
Batman: Eternal #20

Aug 26, 2014

Tim Seeley does a good job of pushing the Eternal story forward, but It still was my least favorite issue of his.  I just didn't have as much fun reading it and the art pulled me out of the issue.  The ending was a long time coming cliffhanger that should prove very interesting and will make a bunch of fanboys happy, but overall I can't recommend this issue.

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9.6
Batman: Eternal #21

Sep 2, 2014

Batman: Eternal #21 has me excited about this book again.  James Tynion gives fans so much in this issue including a baddie that people have been begging for.  Jason Fabok's art is so good and combined with Tynion's great story make this the best in the series up until now. Highly Recommended.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #22

Sep 9, 2014

Batman: Eternal #22 wasn't the jaw dropper that #21 was, but it was still a good read.  Kyle Higgins gives us a huge moment with Julia Pennyworth and gets to revisit his Gates of Gotham.  While Jorge Lucus' style was okay, his art was unnecessarily confusing.  Fans of Baternal will still enjoy this issue as it pushes the story forward at a pretty good pace.

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5.0
Batman: Eternal #23

Sep 10, 2014

Batman: Eternal #23 may be an important chapter in the long run of the series, but reading it right now, I was not a fan.  Tim Seeley doesn't write a good Catwoman and Dustin Nguyen's art didn't impress me.  To make matters worse, besides Catwoman, every thing else just fell flat.  Hopefully such a setup heavy issue sets up something awesome.

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8.2
Batman: Eternal #24

Sep 23, 2014

Overall this was a pretty fun issue.  We finally get to see Spoiler in action and in the end, she was impressive.  Who knows what the next issue will be about, but I hope it's got more Spoiler. Recommended.

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7.8
Batman: Eternal #25

Sep 30, 2014

This issue of Baternal is setup,  but it's setting up the Bat Family for a triumphant return to glory.  Batman is already getting frustrated by Hush so it's good the Family is ready to help again.  The story, dialogue and character moments are great fun for fans, but the art was a little off.  If stories like this continue to be featured, I may start getting serious with this book.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #26

Oct 6, 2014

Batman: Eternal #26 gives us Hush's origin story and so much more.  Tynion gives us more Bat Family moments and Spoiler is in more trouble, but it's what Hush does that will stick with you after you read the last page.  I wasn't a fan of R. M. Guera's art, but overall, I liked this issue.

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6.9
Batman: Eternal #27

Oct 14, 2014

Batman: Eternal #27 is an okay issue with great art.  The overall story kind of stalled this week, but the seeds of some really important events were planted.  We also get even more characters thrown into the mix which is crazy in a book already packed to the gills with heroes and villains.  If you haven't been reading, I can't suggest jumping on this week, but if you have, there is enough here to enjoy.

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8.5
Batman: Eternal #28

Oct 19, 2014

Tim Seeley gives fans a focused, action packed and humorous issue this week and I really liked it.  Selina Kyle finally agrees to take over the family business, but it's the Jason Todd/Batgirl part that I liked best.  Tiger Shark steals the show with his hilarious appearance and Meghan Hetrick impresses in the art department.  I wish Seeley and Hetrick were sticking around for a while, but that's not the nature of this book.  At least I can recommend this issue and hope for the best next week.

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5.5
Batman: Eternal #29

Oct 28, 2014

Batman: Eternal #29 was not a good issue.  The focus below Gotham usually has me psyched, but this issue just bored me.  Ray Fawkes does set up the beginnings of Arkham Manor which is nice if not ill timed, but the art and everything with Joker's Daughter let me down.  I did like the cliffhanger ending and the promise it entails, but this is an issue that you could actually skip and not miss a whole lot.  I almost wish I had.

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6.3
Batman: Eternal #30

Nov 4, 2014

Batman: Eternal #30 has some pretty major happenings in an issue that doesn't push this book forward much.  The Spectre is overpowered goodness and Batman is set up for an explosive issue next week, but all-in-all, this issue was barely above average.

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8.3
Batman: Eternal #31

Nov 11, 2014

Batman: Eternal #31 runs into the usual problems...slow pacing, too many storylines and not enough resolution.  However ,Ray Fawkes gives the reader some great moments and Fernando Pasarin's art is really good.  In an up and down book, you can file this issue in the up category.

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8.8
Batman: Eternal #32

Nov 18, 2014

This issue really sets up the series going forward.  Hush's big plan has been set in motion and things are about to get really bad for Bruce.  I have been hot and cold with this weekly, but this issue has me very interested to see where it's going from her on out.

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7.8
Batman: Eternal #33

Nov 25, 2014

This issue sets up so much up, but not all of it is good.  Hush is busy doing something that rarely happens...besting Batman.  He also has Bruce Wayne on the ropes and is about to hit him where it hurts.  Julia comes out of the Cave and shows she can hold her own, but sometimes holding your own isn't enough.  One of those times may be the last page of this issue.  Higgins and Fabok move the book forward enough to have me interested in next week's issue.

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7.8
Batman: Eternal #34

Dec 2, 2014

Batman: Eternal #34 sets the next big story in motion, but it's a bit more than just setup.  Batman and Hush battle it out and another young person finds out how dangerous it is to hang with the Bat.  Everything pushes the story forward which is good, but also doesn't allow it to breathe on it's own.  Most reader's will already be invested in the story as a whole and should find a couple of things they like here and be excited to see where it goes.

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8.5
Batman: Eternal #35

Dec 7, 2014

While this issue is action packed, it's the revelations about Bard's motivations that are the most explosive.  James Tynion does a great job of starting off the next phase of this book and Fernando Blanco's art was great.  I did have a problem with a few key players going way out of character, but in the end, this issue has me excited for the future of this weekly.  I have been up and down on this book, but I am up again...for now.

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8.7
Batman: Eternal #36

Dec 16, 2014

While the pacing was a bit off this issue, it ended with another huge cliffhanger.  While Bard id fighting for personal reasons and the nanobot problem remains unsolved, this issue ended with a huge cliffhanger and peek at one of the major behind the scenes players.  James Tynion's story and Fernando Blanco's art are both really good and I can defiantly recommend it.

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4.5
Batman: Eternal #37

Dec 23, 2014

I didn't like this issue.  Tim Seeley transitioned the book into the next big thing, but the weak characterizations and odd interactions had me more confused than excited.  Couple that with below average art and you get an issue that I can't recommend.

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5.5
Batman: Eternal #38

Dec 30, 2014

Batman: Eternal #38 was a mediocre bunch of filler that wasn't as fun as it should have been.  In the end, it was pretty forgetable though it finally looks like were going to get to some major developments in the near future.  Let's hope we get there very soon.

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6.0
Batman: Eternal #39

Dec 31, 2014

This issue continues with the same problems I've had with Baternal for months now.  Nothing ever gets resolved.  Instead, more plot points are thrown in to dangle on the plot point dangling tree.  I did like why the Riddler continues to mess with Batman and what Batman's Rogues have gotten their hands on, but I'd give a hundred Bat-Mechs to get some answers soon.

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6.5
Batman: Eternal #40

Jan 11, 2015

This issue continues the up and down nature that this book has suffered from since it started.  Ray Fawkes gives us a fun issue that just felt like setup at best.  With twelve issues left, this book better buckle down and finish strong.  I really liked the art team of Davide Furno and Paolo Armitano as long as they promise never to draw Scarecrow again.  Overall, this was yet another forgettable issue.

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9.0
Batman: Eternal #41

Jan 17, 2015

This week's issue may have been mostly setup, but it was also a ton of fun.  I loved what Kyle Higgins did this issue mainly because of who is involved.  Couple that with awesome art from Joe Quinones and this was one of the better Baternal issues in a while.  Yes, the story better pick up the pace with the end in site, but I enjoyed smiling while reading this book for a change.

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8.5
Batman: Eternal #42

Jan 24, 2015

This week's Batman: Eternal wraps up the nanovirus story, but it's main draw is the full introduction of Bluebird.  As a Harper row fanboy, I couldn't wait to see it and Kyle Higgins doesn't disappoint.  We have ten more issues to go so I'm sure the book is going to go full throttle to the finish line, but it was nice to see Harper get her spotlight.  After reading this issue, I'm sure most would agree.

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9.0
Batman: Eternal #43

Feb 2, 2015

I really enjoyed this issue and just love Harper Row as Bluebird.  James Tynion and David LaFuente may have given readers the most fun this series has seen and I'm all for fun.  However, the end throws another wrench into the story and with less than ten issue left, I hope things start coming together real soon.  Recommended.

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5.5
Batman: Eternal #44

Feb 7, 2015

Ray Fawkes is back, but unfortunately he brought a whole lot of setup.  Actually, he brought some other things I really didn't like as well.  Maybe this issue and it's interesting cliffhanger will lead to good things in the near future, but this issue was a bit of a disappointment.

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5.8
Batman: Eternal #45

Feb 13, 2015

This was another disappointing issue of Batman: Eternal.  Ray Fawkes doesn't do much to push the story forward until the "shocking" cliffhanger that felt like a too little, too late situation in this issue and the series in general.  Javi Fernandez's confusing art was just the cherry on the mediocre sundae. I hope things get better rally quickly or a year's work may just go down the drain.

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5.5
Batman: Eternal #46

Feb 21, 2015

This issue has some of the best dialogue this series has seen so far, but there isn't much else.  We get no closer to finding out who is behind it all and with a handful of issue left, things better pick up quick. The art is a mixed bag and with three artists on board also has some awful transitions.  The cliffhanger points to some fun next week, but I want more answers and less fun although both would be nice.

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5.5
Batman: Eternal #47

Feb 28, 2015

Is Batman: Eternal messing with me?  There are only a few issues left and it feels like we are going nowhere...slow.  Hush has returned big time, but the cliffhanger feels tired.  I loved Juan Ferreyra's art, but in the end, this issue did nothing to get me excited going forward.

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5.0
Batman: Eternal #48

Mar 7, 2015

I don't want to sound like a hater, but I hated this issue.  Everything we were forced to deal with the past couple of issues was swept under the carpet and everything new was uninteresting.  The book looked great, but i can't recommend this issue and just want the series to end.  Four more issues and I'll get my wish.

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6.5
Batman: Eternal #49

Mar 11, 2015

This issue has me torn a bit.  On one hand, it's a fun action packed issue.  On the other hand, it's moving so slow with so little time left.  I don't care what Hush said, it doesn't feel like we're closing in on the finish line at all.  With three issues left, I'm far past the point of losing patience.

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8.0
Batman: Eternal #50

Mar 19, 2015

Batman: Eternal #50 was a fun, action packed issue that ends with the series biggest reveal...the main villain.  I've been yelling for answers so it feels wrong to bad mouth the biggest one, but I didn't like it.  Maybe the last two issues will change my mind, but right now, I'm lukewarm.

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9.5
Batman: Eternal #51

Mar 26, 2015

Talk about saving the best for (almost) last.  This penultimate issue of Batman: Eternal makes everything make sense and then tears it all apart.  The story and art were excellent and I can't wait for next week's finale.  This is my favorite issue of Eternal in a long time.

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7.5
Batman: Eternal #52

Apr 1, 2015

This final issue of Batman: Eternal was good, just not as satisfying as I hoped.  Most of the loose ends were tied up, but how they were tied were frustrating.  Still, the ending tied into some of my favorite books and I got to see the return of some old friends.  After reading this finale, I am not upset that I stuck with the entire run of Eternal, just not as glad as I hoped.

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6.5
Batman: Europa #1

Jun 9, 2016

I don't think this Director's Cut of Batman: Europa is going to change many opinions that readers had of the original, but if you enjoyed the original and are a completist, here it is.  The big difference is on the art side of things and having just Jim Lee's pencils gives it more of a gritty feel that I liked, but in the end, this is still the same story, plagued by the same pacing issues that we got before.

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9.3
Batman: Futures End #1

Sep 10, 2014

Batman: Futures End #1 is a special issue that fans of the current Batman need to read.  Ray Fawkes ties so much together and leaves so many stories to be told.  While it's not essential to the Futures End story and I was not a fan of Aco's art, I still loved every minute reading this comic.  At the end, Bruce says, "Gotham must always have a Batman" and you know what?  He's right.

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5.5
Batman: Joker's Daughter #1

Feb 5, 2014

Batman: Joker's Daughter #1 is Marguerite Bennett's attempt at a better Joker's Daughter story and in that way, it's a success.  Unfortunately, the Joker's Daughter may not be worth the effort.  Bennett and Meghan Hetrick do their best, but in the end I can't recommend this book.  It's still much better than a book that doesn't exist, though.

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8.0
Batman: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

This issue gives Batman fans a quick look at what to expect in Rebirth and the tone is more Batman and Robin and less Dark Knight.  However, It all felt more like a sneak peak than an actual full issue, but the art was great and the story had enough interesting bits to keep me fully engaged.  I do wish that DC would have let Tom King work solo on this one so we know exactly what we'll get from his run because some of it felt a lot like the book we left behind.  I liked this issue, but I guess I'll have to wait for the actual run to start to be blown away.  I hop that I am blown away!

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5.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #22

Jul 27, 2013

When all is said and done, I cannot recommend this book. The art is good, but the slow pace the title has been criticized for is still there. The few dangling questions about Clayface could prove interesting down the road. Let's just hope it's a shorter road then what we just drove down.

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2.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #23

Aug 28, 2013

To say I hated this issue is an understatement.  The art is ok, but everything else is terrible.  Batman sucks at being Batman and the characterization of Clayface is ridiculous.  This issue is the best example of how NOT to end a story arc.  A fizzle would be a huge overstatement.  I am not looking forward to Clayface's Villains Month origin story and I could care less if another issue ever hits the stands.

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5.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #23.3

Sep 21, 2013

That said, this issue is good fun, but not very necessary.  We get a bunch of laughs at Clayface's expense, but in the end this is a average read at best.  Unless you can't get enough Clayface, you can pass on this issue.

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8.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #24

Oct 24, 2013

Batman: Dark Knight #24 is really good.  In fact, this is the Villain's Month issue I wanted.  We get the promised Clayface origin and the touching story was worth the wait.  I haven't been the biggest fan of either Clayface or this book, but if Hurwitz and Maleev keep up this momentum, they may win me over yet.

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4.5
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #25

Dec 2, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #25 is a disappointing end to a mediocre story arc.  I was never a huge Clayface fan and Gregg Hurwitz has not changed my mind.  This has been the weakest of the Bat books and this arc didn't change that.

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5.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #26

Jan 5, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight #26 ends up being an average comic at best. The art fits the dark story nicely, but the same old problems the book has been plagued with still manage to rear their ugly heads.  The Dark Knight is not good at his job and that always brings this title down in the end.

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4.5
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #27

Jan 29, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight is O.K.  The art is good, but the story is forgettable and that's what this issue and the arc in general were, simply forgettable.

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7.9
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #28

Feb 27, 2014

I haven't been a huge fan of The Dark Knight and I hate the Man-Bat.  Guess what?  This is one of my favorite issues of this series.  Gregg Hurwitz gives the reader an interesting take on the Man-Bat, it's just a shame it felt a bit rushed.  Ethan Van Sciver's art is as good as expected and makes the book feel more vibrant than usual.  I am actually looking forward to next issue for the first time in a long time. Too little too late is appropriate here, but it's better than too nothing never happened (?!?!?)

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2.5
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #29

Mar 26, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight has been the weakest link in the Batman books and thankfully this is the last issue. Batman comes off as a out-of-touch oaf and the art is downright horrible.  It's a shame this book ended up like this, but as it has I can only say goodbye and good riddance.

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8.5
Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #1

Jul 20, 2014

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #1 is a great introduction to a lost chapter in Batman's history.  It's a blend of a radio serial, the Batman '66 television series and Japanese Manga.  I am a fan of all three so I'm sold.  However, it is an acquired taste, but at $0.99 it is worth giving it a try and see if you like it.  I'm glad I did.

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8.5
Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #2

Jul 20, 2014

I'm surprised I'm enjoying this series as much as I am.  Jiro Kuwata's version of Batman is a fun, alternate take on the Dark Knight that seems fresh almost 50 years after originally appearing.  I'd love everyone to give it a try, but I'm afraid the $1.99 price tag will scare some off.  Don't let it, it's a cool history lesson for any Batman fan.

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9.0
Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #3

Jul 21, 2014

This issue ends the Lord Death Man arc and is also my favorite issue so far.  It is a ton of fun and really feels like a lost (scary and violent) episode of the '66 series.  I've become a fast fan of Kuwata's different take on Batman and can't wait for the next issue.

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8.5
Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #4

Aug 10, 2014

This issue is the start of another fun arc of Jiro Kuwata's Batmanga.  If you are looking for a different take on batman that's fun and unique, you'll find it here.

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8.0
Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga #5

Aug 17, 2014

The issue ends with Batman capturing Dr. Faceless and putting the mad man in jail.  However, the reader is let on a little secret reveals the true identity of Dr. Faceless and what really happened to Dr. Denton.  It's cray in a great way and I am looking forward to the next issue.  The charm of this book is infectious and I just have a blast reading every issue.

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8.5
Batwing #24

Oct 4, 2013

Batwing #24 is a fun read with great art and an awesome cover.  Hopefully it will get more attention because it really deserves it.  I definitely  rec commend picking up this title.

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8.0
Batwing #25

Nov 10, 2013

Batwing #25 is a good issue that shows us the beginnings of Luke Fox as a hero.  It is not an essential title as a Zero Year tie-in, but is nice for fans of Batwing and Luke Fox in particular.

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9.4
Batwing #26

Dec 4, 2013

Batwing #26 is action packed goodness.  Part Kumite and part James Bond, I hope this issue gets the exposure it should to elevate it to the next level.  It really deserves a bigger audience and this issue is a great one to get it.  With DC really pushing gritty and dark, Batwing is a perfect title for those who still look for fun and action in their comics.

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6.5
Batwing #27

Jan 8, 2014

It may seem that I didn't like Batwing #27, but that's not true.  However, as a Batwing fan I was disappointed.  The fun the book has been dishing out each month is nowhere to be found and that's a shame as is the weak art.  Gothtopia is an interesting premise and a mystery I will continue reading, I just want my Batwing back.

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9.0
Batwing #28

Feb 5, 2014

Palmiotti and Gray have shaken off the shackles of Gothtopia and are back to what they do best. Batwing #28 is so good and with Eduaro Pansica back on board looked great as well.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
Batwing #29

Mar 5, 2014

Batwing #29 is another great issue form Palmiotti and Gray.  Batwing has been so much fun and now mix in a more personal story and tragedy and you get so much more.  Pansica's art is stylized and great and really makes the story come alive.  Please read this book, you will not be disappointed.

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9.0
Batwing #30

Apr 3, 2014

Batwing #30 is another great issue.  Luke Fox may be going down a darker, more violent path, but Palmiotti and Gray also throw in humor and heartbreak.  Pansica's art is action packed andsome of the best in the New 52.  Highly Recommended.

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6.9
Batwing #31

May 12, 2014

Batwing #31 is a non-stop action fest that looks great, but falls a little short for me.  I have enjoyed watching Luke Fox struggle between becoming a killer and a Bat Hero in the face of tragedy.  This issue throws that out for a big brawl.  Mind you, it is a pretty epic brawl, but one with little to no consequences (or real ending).  I really want more people to read this book because as a whole, it is great.  However, this is not the best issue Palmiotti and Gray have given us.

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8.0
Batwing #32

Jun 9, 2014

Batwing #32 isn't as fun as I want this book to be, but it's still good.  Palmiotti and Gray have fleshed out the character of Luke Fox so well and now it looks like he's ready to go out on his own terms.  I will be there until the end and so should everyone else.  This book deserves it.

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5.0
Batwing #33

Jul 6, 2014

Palmiotti and Gray's Batwing is a great book I'd urge everyone to read.  Just not this issue.  It seems like a tacked on story to fill the space until next months cancellation.  Eduardo Pansica's art is really good as usual, but unless you are a huge Batwing fan, you can skip this issue.

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8.5
Batwing #34

Aug 10, 2014

Batwing #34 may end a bit too ambiguously for some, but it was a return to what I's like to remember about Palmiotti and Gray's run.  It was a fun family focused issue that shows what might have been.  I was a big fan of this book and will really miss it.

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7.5
Batwing: Futures End #1

Sep 7, 2014

This issue is by no means a necessary story in the Futures End Event.  In fact, you can skip it and really miss nothing.  However, you would be missing out on an issue that is sure to put a smile on Batwing and Batman Inc. fans' faces.  Palmiotti, Gray and Pansica end Luke Fox's story the way they started it, with some good fun.

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9.5
Batwoman #1

Oct 14, 2013

The relaunch of Batwoman is part horror part crime procedural and all good.  It is a moody title that is complemented expertly by Blackman's art.  I can't recommend it highly enough. 

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8.5
Batwoman #26

Dec 31, 2013

Batwoman #26 is a great jumping on point for new readers even if long time readers may get annoyed by the unresolved arc still dangling over Gotham.  After last month's Villains Month issue, Andreyko and Haun get to properly introduce themselves to Batwoman readers and it is a welcome hello.  Forget the crazy news surrounding the book over the past months and just start reading it.  Highly recommended.

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8.0
Batwoman #27

Jan 22, 2014

Batwoman #27 is a good book that looks great.  It may be a bit confusing at points, but I can still recommend to Batwoman fans.  The ending changes everything for Kate and Maggie's relationship.  That and the many full spreads are worth the price of admission alone. 

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9.5
Batwoman #28

Feb 19, 2014

Batwoman #28  is the best issue in Marc Andreyko's run and the best in almost a year.  By making it personal, Andreyko is also making it powerful and real.  Jeremy Haun's art is the perfect compliment to the story and is equally impressive.  Overall, this is just a great issue.  Highly recommended.

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8.5
Batwoman #29

Mar 19, 2014

Batwoman #29 doesn't move the story forward much, but the Marc Andreyko is really breathing life into his characters.  This issue finally makes me like the Wolf Spider as a character and Maggie and Kate are great as usual.  Jason Masters and Jeremy Haun nail the art and the end sets up a hell of an action packed issue next month.  I cant wait.

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6.8
Batwoman #30

Apr 19, 2014

Batwoman #30 continues the Wolf Spider/Paintings Mystery story, but only pushes it forward a bit. That's not a huge problem since the villain and story are rather generic in the first place. I'd rather see more of Kate and Maggie's relationship and we do get a bombshell this month that will setup a story line that will be controversial and awesome.  Give me that and finish up with the Wolf Spider and I'll be just fine.

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7.0
Batwoman #31

May 24, 2014

Batwoman #31 ends Andreyko and Haun's Wolf Spider arc, but everything takes a backseat to Kate and Maggie's relationship.  The Wolf Spider was a nice diversion and I hope to see him somewhere down the line, but I'm more looking forward to the custody battle looming on the horizon.

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8.9
Batwoman #32

Jun 19, 2014

Batwoman #32 sets up a bunch of new plot lines, but is a great jumping on point for new readers.  Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun deserve all the readers they can get and more.  This book is so good because it deals as much (maybe more) with Kate Kane than Batwoman.  Please, if you aren't reading this book give it a try because it's one of the most unique books in the New 52.  Highly Recommended.

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6.0
Batwoman #33

Jul 17, 2014

This is my least favorite issue since Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun took over Batwoman.  Andreyko seems to be forcing drama into the book where it's not needed and I'm just not a big fan of Nocturna.  I do like Haun's art (along with Scott Kolins) and am sad to see him leaving.  It pains me, but I can't recommend this issue.

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7.0
Batwoman #34

Aug 20, 2014

I have been dreading this moment since it became obvious it would happen.  Kate and Maggie's relationship was my favorite part of this book and now it's over.  It makes sense, but that doesn't make it any easier.  However, I'm more upset by the way this issue ended and the direction the book appears to be headed.  I guess we have to wait until October to see for sure, but I'm certainly worried about one of my favorite books.

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6.9
Batwoman #35

Oct 15, 2014

Batwoman in Space is a fun premise and that coupled with a pretty awesome team make for an issue that's high on mystery, but low on actual story.  I am excited to see the bigger picture in the near future, but I hope the art improves a bit because what we got so far was a little rough around the edges.  In the end, Marc Andreyko has me intrigues enough to come back next month to see how all this craziness came to be.

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5.0
Batwoman #36

Nov 23, 2014

After last Month's issue, I was really looking forward to see how and why Batwoman joined up with such a crazy team.  While this issue is mostly setup and offers little in answers, I liked the bits we get of the "Unknowns".  Unfortunately, I hated everything about Kate in this issue.  I also was not a fan of the art and thus, cannot recommend this issue.  After such a promising start to this arc, I still hold out hope that Andreyko can pull things in and right the ship.  We'll see next month.

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5.0
Batwoman #37

Dec 21, 2014

I wish I could recommend this issue, but I can't.  The pacing is off and the art just isn't that good.  I hope that Marc Andreyko and Georges Jeanty pick up the pace and end the series with the killer issues that the character and her fans deserve.  This issue wasn't one of those.

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5.5
Batwoman #38

Jan 24, 2015

This is a hard issue for me to rate.  I liked everything about Kate and the Unknowns, but hated everything else.  Marc Andreyko is giving readers an action filled action movie and also destroying everything that made this book great.  Talk about multitasking! Juan Jose Ryp's great art shoots this issue out of mediocrity, but just barely.  If the last two issues just concentrate on the Unknowns, I'll be a happy man.

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3.5
Batwoman #39

Mar 21, 2015

I have tried to keep an open mind and support this book, but even I can't pretend this is a good issue. It is not.  The dialogue and situations felt so forced and rushed that they were almost laughable. Almost.  I can only hope that this mess of an issue leads to a good finale next month because Kate Kane and her loyal fans deserve it.

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5.0
Batwoman #40

Mar 31, 2015

This issue felt more like Marc Andreyko correcting the sins of his past than moving this final story forward.  Morgan le Fay and awesome space battles are put on hold while Kate and Alice learn the truth about Nocturna and deal with it.  Sure, it had to be done, but it felt out of place here.  I'm still looking forward to a fun finale in the upcoming Batwoman Annual, but I wanted some more fun in this issue.

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7.0
Batwoman Annual #1

May 2, 2014

Batwoman Annual #1 finishes up the loose ends of J.H. Williams' run on the book.  Marc Andreyko does his best, but it still comes across as someone finishing someone else's work.  Trevor McCarthy's art is really good and is by far the highlight of the book.  I recommend it for those wanting resolution of the Batman-Batwoman throwdown, but recent readers can stay clear and wait for Andreyko and Haun to get back to business next month.

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7.5
Batwoman Annual #2

May 31, 2015

This finale isn't perfect, but Marc Andreyko hits almost all the right notes to give Kate Kane the sendoff she deserves.  Maybe turning this book into an action packed team based book wasn't what a lot of people wanted, but I enjoyed it for the thrill ride it was.  In the end, I'm glad I went along for the ride and thank Andreyko for doing his thing.

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9.5
Batwoman #1

Oct 14, 2013

The relaunch of Batwoman is part horror part crime procedural and all good.  It is a moody title that is complemented expertly by Blackman's art.  I can't recommend it highly enough. 

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8.5
Batwoman #26

Dec 31, 2013

Batwoman #26 is a great jumping on point for new readers even if long time readers may get annoyed by the unresolved arc still dangling over Gotham.  After last month's Villains Month issue, Andreyko and Haun get to properly introduce themselves to Batwoman readers and it is a welcome hello.  Forget the crazy news surrounding the book over the past months and just start reading it.  Highly recommended.

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8.0
Batwoman #27

Jan 22, 2014

Batwoman #27 is a good book that looks great.  It may be a bit confusing at points, but I can still recommend to Batwoman fans.  The ending changes everything for Kate and Maggie's relationship.  That and the many full spreads are worth the price of admission alone. 

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9.5
Batwoman #28

Feb 19, 2014

Batwoman #28  is the best issue in Marc Andreyko's run and the best in almost a year.  By making it personal, Andreyko is also making it powerful and real.  Jeremy Haun's art is the perfect compliment to the story and is equally impressive.  Overall, this is just a great issue.  Highly recommended.

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8.5
Batwoman #29

Mar 19, 2014

Batwoman #29 doesn't move the story forward much, but the Marc Andreyko is really breathing life into his characters.  This issue finally makes me like the Wolf Spider as a character and Maggie and Kate are great as usual.  Jason Masters and Jeremy Haun nail the art and the end sets up a hell of an action packed issue next month.  I cant wait.

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6.8
Batwoman #30

Apr 19, 2014

Batwoman #30 continues the Wolf Spider/Paintings Mystery story, but only pushes it forward a bit. That's not a huge problem since the villain and story are rather generic in the first place. I'd rather see more of Kate and Maggie's relationship and we do get a bombshell this month that will setup a story line that will be controversial and awesome.  Give me that and finish up with the Wolf Spider and I'll be just fine.

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7.0
Batwoman #31

May 24, 2014

Batwoman #31 ends Andreyko and Haun's Wolf Spider arc, but everything takes a backseat to Kate and Maggie's relationship.  The Wolf Spider was a nice diversion and I hope to see him somewhere down the line, but I'm more looking forward to the custody battle looming on the horizon.

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8.9
Batwoman #32

Jun 19, 2014

Batwoman #32 sets up a bunch of new plot lines, but is a great jumping on point for new readers.  Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun deserve all the readers they can get and more.  This book is so good because it deals as much (maybe more) with Kate Kane than Batwoman.  Please, if you aren't reading this book give it a try because it's one of the most unique books in the New 52.  Highly Recommended.

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6.0
Batwoman #33

Jul 17, 2014

This is my least favorite issue since Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun took over Batwoman.  Andreyko seems to be forcing drama into the book where it's not needed and I'm just not a big fan of Nocturna.  I do like Haun's art (along with Scott Kolins) and am sad to see him leaving.  It pains me, but I can't recommend this issue.

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7.0
Batwoman #34

Aug 20, 2014

I have been dreading this moment since it became obvious it would happen.  Kate and Maggie's relationship was my favorite part of this book and now it's over.  It makes sense, but that doesn't make it any easier.  However, I'm more upset by the way this issue ended and the direction the book appears to be headed.  I guess we have to wait until October to see for sure, but I'm certainly worried about one of my favorite books.

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6.9
Batwoman #35

Oct 15, 2014

Batwoman in Space is a fun premise and that coupled with a pretty awesome team make for an issue that's high on mystery, but low on actual story.  I am excited to see the bigger picture in the near future, but I hope the art improves a bit because what we got so far was a little rough around the edges.  In the end, Marc Andreyko has me intrigues enough to come back next month to see how all this craziness came to be.

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5.0
Batwoman #36

Nov 23, 2014

After last Month's issue, I was really looking forward to see how and why Batwoman joined up with such a crazy team.  While this issue is mostly setup and offers little in answers, I liked the bits we get of the "Unknowns".  Unfortunately, I hated everything about Kate in this issue.  I also was not a fan of the art and thus, cannot recommend this issue.  After such a promising start to this arc, I still hold out hope that Andreyko can pull things in and right the ship.  We'll see next month.

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5.0
Batwoman #37

Dec 21, 2014

I wish I could recommend this issue, but I can't.  The pacing is off and the art just isn't that good.  I hope that Marc Andreyko and Georges Jeanty pick up the pace and end the series with the killer issues that the character and her fans deserve.  This issue wasn't one of those.

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5.5
Batwoman #38

Jan 24, 2015

This is a hard issue for me to rate.  I liked everything about Kate and the Unknowns, but hated everything else.  Marc Andreyko is giving readers an action filled action movie and also destroying everything that made this book great.  Talk about multitasking! Juan Jose Ryp's great art shoots this issue out of mediocrity, but just barely.  If the last two issues just concentrate on the Unknowns, I'll be a happy man.

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3.5
Batwoman #39

Mar 21, 2015

I have tried to keep an open mind and support this book, but even I can't pretend this is a good issue. It is not.  The dialogue and situations felt so forced and rushed that they were almost laughable. Almost.  I can only hope that this mess of an issue leads to a good finale next month because Kate Kane and her loyal fans deserve it.

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5.0
Batwoman #40

Mar 31, 2015

This issue felt more like Marc Andreyko correcting the sins of his past than moving this final story forward.  Morgan le Fay and awesome space battles are put on hold while Kate and Alice learn the truth about Nocturna and deal with it.  Sure, it had to be done, but it felt out of place here.  I'm still looking forward to a fun finale in the upcoming Batwoman Annual, but I wanted some more fun in this issue.

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3.5
Batwoman: Futures End #1

Sep 18, 2014

If you are a fan of Batwoman and/or love Kate Kane, don't read this issue.  You will instantly regret it and the bad taste is bound to last well into the return of the regular run of this book.  I expect better from Mark Andreyko, but I'm starting to worry,  First Maggie, now this.  I hope this isn't the beginning of a downward spiral.

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8.5
Big Trouble In Little China #1

Apr 11, 2016

Big Trouble in Little China #1 is a really good trip back to the franchise for fans of the movie, but because of that, is not a great jumping on point for curious newcomers.  The story (co-written by John Carpenter) picks up right after the movie and Eric Powell makes sure everything else fits right in. His characterization of Jack Burton is spot on and the story leads to what can only be a whole bunch of fun.

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8.0
Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1

Mar 28, 2016

This was a good start of the next Bill & Ted story.  Even those who may find it a bit too redundant will see something to smile about and now that everyone is on the same page, hopefully next issue hits the ground running.  Brian Joines does an "excellent" job making everything accurate and believable while Bachan and Jeremy Lawson do the same with the art.  It all comes together to give fans a great book to read while waiting for the next rumor of a part three to hit the Internet.

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8.0
Bill & Ted Go to Hell #2

Apr 11, 2016

Writer, Brian Joines and artist, Bachan are giving Bill and Ted fans a Hell of a sequel.  while we may still be in the setup phase two issues in, things are picking up and the art and characterizations are enough to keep you satisfied until the main plot kicks totally in.  It looks like we are headed to Heaven next issue and I can't wait to see what happens next.

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7.0
Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1

Aug 10, 2015

I am a huge Bill and Ted fan and while Brian Lynch and Ryan North show they know the characters and Universe, the story barely gets started before it ends.  The art was reminiscent of the cartoon which made me fall in love with it right away, but this issue didn't live up to my hopes for what this book could be.  I liked it, but I really wanted to love it.

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6.9
Birds Of Prey (2011) #24

Nov 18, 2013

Christy Marx has given us her best issue of Birds of Prey yet.  The story sets the team up for future conflict that is sure to be interesting and personal.  Unfortunately, the art is not very good, but the way things are going for this title I won't ask for too much.  Hopefully, being sandwiched between Villain's Month and next issue's Zero Year tie-in doesn't make readers just give up on the story and the book for good.

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3.5
Birds Of Prey (2011) #25

Nov 20, 2013

Birds of Prey #25 is the weakest Zero Year tie-in and a sorry excuse for an origin story.  Even Birds of Prey fans would be wise to give this one a wide berth.

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3.0
Birds Of Prey (2011) #26

Dec 20, 2013

Birds of Prey #26 is not very good and ruins the little momentum that the last proper issue had gained.  This issue is one big ridiculous fight that's poorly drawn and confusing.  I hope someone at DC can kick start this title soon because as it is now, it is not worth reading.

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4.0
Birds Of Prey (2011) #27

Jan 23, 2014

Birds of Prey #27 is another below average effort.  I really want to like this team, but the book just goes nowhere.  This promised Gothtopia tie-in is hardly that and instead deals with Condor's origin and Black Canary leaving the team.  We do find out the team's mysterious benefactor and it sets up a battle with one of DC's best villains.  I just hope the writing and art improve by then.

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6.5
Birds Of Prey (2011) #28

Feb 20, 2014

Birds of Prey #28 is not a good book, but I haven't really enjoyed Gothtopia in general.  Christy Marx does some cool things that will reap benefits in the regular run, but most of the Gothtopia bits fall flat.  

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8.0
Birds Of Prey (2011) #29

Mar 23, 2014

With Birds of Prey #29, Christy Marx finally gives us a book worth following.  There is action, intrigue and mystery.  The battle between Ra's al Ghul and Mother Eve has started and I really want to see how it plays out.  I hope this trend continues.

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5.0
Birds Of Prey (2011) #30

Apr 20, 2014

Birds of Prey #30 seems more like a missed opportunity than an epic battle.  Christy Marx set everything up and then let it end with a whimper.  Robson Rocha's art is good, but the issue ends up being mediocre overall.

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2.0
Birds Of Prey (2011) #31

May 25, 2014

Birds of Prey #31 was a complete waste of my time and money.  It's a one-shot filler issue that completely ignores everything going on in the New 52 the tell exactly nothing.  It's a shame that the book was canceled. but this is Christy Marx's worst issue so far.  The art is okay, but it can't save this generic, heavy handed story.  Avoid this issue.

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2.0
Birds Of Prey (2011) #32

Jun 15, 2014

Birds of Prey #32 is just another bad issue in a bad series that thankfully only has a couple of issues left.  I'd call it mediocre, but that would be a compliment.  I gave it a chance, but if it wasn't ending in August, I'd be dropping it by then anyway.

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2.5
Birds Of Prey (2011) #33

Jul 13, 2014

If you are a fan of the Birds of Prey, I pity you.  This is not the book you deserve.  Hopefully down the line, DC will give you a better version of the Birds that you can enjoy and be proud of.  This is not that book and everyone should steer clear.  You have been warned.

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1.5
Birds Of Prey (2011) #34

Aug 14, 2014

This issue sucked.  This series sucked.  Good Riddance.

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1.5
Birds of Prey: Futures End #1

Sep 16, 2014

As a Futures End tie-in, this book sucked.  As an issue of Birds of Prey, this book sucked.  As anything you could possibly imagine this is, this book sucked.

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9.3
Bizarro #1

Jun 3, 2015

While I'm a sucker for Bizarro, this book showed me that what we needed all along was a Jimmy Olsen book.  Heath Corson uses him as the straight man and just lets the hilarity ensue.  The story and art are both so good and I recommend anyone who is looking to smile, check this out.  If this is the type of book that the new DC You promises, I'm all in.

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8.0
Bizarro #2

Jul 1, 2015

While this issue is a bit more setup than expected and Heath Corson zips through some great opportunities, it's still a really fun issue.  The combination of zany story and greatly appropriate art make Bizarro a one-stop shop for smiles.  You like smiling, don't you?

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8.8
Bizarro #3

Aug 22, 2015

This issue continues the Jimmy Olsen/Bizarro road trip and while I can't wait to see them get to Bizarro America (Canada), seeing them in a ghost town this month was awesome.  There were the usual cartoony cameos of familiar faces and watching Bizarro stumble through a Western will never get old.  The art and story were spot on and while they are off to Branson, MO, I actually wish they could stay for a while longer.  If you haven't read this Bizarro yet, this issue is stand alone enough to jump in and enjoy the madness while those already reading will definitely enjoy this month's issue.

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7.0
Bizarro #4

Sep 21, 2015

If you have enjoyed Bizarro up to this point, you will enjoy this issue.  I don't know that newcomers will find a great jumping on point this month, but if you are looking for a fun title that shows the lighter side of the DCU, look no further.

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9.5
Black Canary (2015) #1

Jun 17, 2015

Leave your preconceived notions at the door, pay the cover charge and rock and roll.  This book is a winner and I hope that everyone gives it a shot because it looks to be the beginning of something special.  Brenden Fletcher takes Dinah into new territory, but doesn't forget her past.  That combined with Annie Wu's awesome art makes it easy to recommend this book to everyone out there.  Jump on now so you can brag that you were there at the beginning.

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9.3
Black Canary (2015) #2

Jul 14, 2015

This book has risen to the top of my charts in just two issue.  While that may seem too quick, Brenden Fletcher's characters and a thrown together rock band on the run from mysterious assassins have really piqued my interest.  I am still surprised with how much I love this book, but with the great art and exciting story, it shouldn't.  Highly recommended!

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9.5
Black Canary (2015) #3

Aug 19, 2015

I would be satisfied with seeing the Black Canary band travel the country kicking ass on and off the stage, but Brenden Fletcher is giving us more.  We are seeing the band come together (again, on and off the stage) and Fletcher is dropping crazy reveal bombs left and right.  What we find out in this issue changes everything and I loved it.  Annie Wu and Lee Loughridge's art is like a tour poster come to ass kicking life and I can't recommend this issue and series enough.  By the way, Guns n' Roses were actually late to their gigs because Axl was a douche.

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9.7
Black Canary (2015) #4

Sep 16, 2015

Brenden Fletcher is so good at breathing life into his characters that I even fell in love with the awful villain of this issue.  He scales back the story a bit and we get a Maeve origin and I couldn't be happier.  The art and story were top notch and the issue ends with Bo going from jilted ex lead singer to possible super villain.  Throw in a crazy white ninja saving the day and you got yourself a must read issue.  by the way, that's an order, not a description.

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10
Black Hammer #1

Jun 26, 2016

Black Hammer #1 is a great start to a series that I can't wait to keep reading.  Jeff Lemire has captured such a diverse bunch of genres and molded them into a comic that feels like something that came out ages ago, yet still feels totally fresh.  I may be going out on a limb here, but this feels like the start of a classic.

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7.5
Black Hammer #7

Mar 18, 2017

Although necessary and full of important information this issue comes off a little emotionally disjointed. That and some confusion due to art choices involved in a particularly important moment led me to be a little disappointed in this issue. Enjoyed enough, but without the emotional resonation it's hard to say I liked it near as much other issues.

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) #3

Jul 4, 2016

I highly recommend this book. I feel this issues was not as strong as the previous two, but even with that said it is better than most books out right now. So until next time DatBeardedBastard is out!

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8.5
Black Panther (2016) #4

Aug 1, 2016

With this series I have the first twoissues in print form and the last two in digital. I regret not getting thephysical copies to complete my collection, so I may go pick them up or justwait for the trade. I actually think that it would read much better in onesitting, but even with that said, this is still one of the best books on theracks right now.

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5.0
Black Panther (2016) #5

Sep 19, 2016

Overall, I came into this ready to see some awesome Black Panther story and was hit by bad allegory. I would only recommend someone read this if they like reading bad stories. The art was really good, but there is that old saying about turning stuff like this into shinola.

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6.5
Black Panther (2016) #7

Oct 24, 2016

All in all this issue was very uneven. The T'challa part was awesome. The Dajia partwas neat. The whole revolutionary part was weird and like last arc came off preachy.The weird part is, is I don't exactly know what he was trying to preach about. It is likeseeing a man on a soapbox on the corner yelling something but he is talking in adifferent language, a language I do not understand. As always the art is really good thisissue so hopefully this whole revolution part can get done and over with because it isterrible.

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9.0
Black Widow (2016) #4

Jun 27, 2016

This is a damn good book!   The biggest compliment I can give it is I was never a Black Widow fan until now.  Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are giving readers a crazy combination of a deep story filled with mystery and intrigue that is also a quick read filled with butt kicking action.  I can't wait for next issue.

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5.5
Black Widow (2016) #5

Aug 2, 2016

Chris Samnee and Mark Waid clearly know how to write a spy story, but I feel like I probably need to read the rest of the series to know exactly what's going on. I am interested to see where this leads with the character that pops up at the end. If you've been reading and enjoying this series, definitely pick this up. If not, maybe wait until next month and jump on then.

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6.8
Black Widow (2016) #6

Aug 22, 2016

This issue did more for me than the last one, but it still left me wanting more out of the story. Natasha is always an intriguing character to explore, I just wish the story intrigued me as much as the character herself. It's not bad. It's just not fantastic either.

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9.3
Bloodshot: Reborn #14

Jun 30, 2016

In the press release for this issue, Valiant promised that this issue was an "All-New Jumping On Point" and they are not liars.  I came into this issue with a very limited knowledge of Bloodshot and his Universe, but by the end, I was a big fan.  Jeff Lemire may not ease you in more than throw you to the wolves, but everyone get thrown in equally.  The story is exciting and intriguing and it ends with the curtain being lifted enough to make it even better.  If you've been waiting to read Bloodshot Reborn, this is the issue to do so.

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8.5
Bob's Burgers (2015) #1

Aug 31, 2015

This comic is for fans of the show and if you consider yourself one, pick it up. It won't blow your mind or change your life, but the stories will put a smile on your face while you take a break from the marathoning the show. If the appeal of the show confuses you, you probably won't like this comic at all and you just made my list. What list? THE list. You've been warned.

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8.0
Booster Gold: Futures End #1

Sep 24, 2014

This is a bit of an odd Futures End title.  Dan Jurgens uses this issue to reintroduce Booster Gold and then prep him for the upcoming Worlds End book.  Those unfamiliar with Booster may be confused, but Jurgens and ten (ten!) artists make it a fun romp that has me pumped for the future of the character and the craziness he is bound to cause.  Welcome back, Booster.  I missed you.

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8.0
Bravest Warriors #1

Apr 2, 2016

While the look of Bravest Warriors and it;s obvious connection to Adventure Time may lead you to think of this as a kiddie book, it's a bit more than that.  While this issue is complete character setup, it has the wit and references that are more adult friendly than I would have imagined.  I liked it enough to continue on with the series and I'll recommend it to anyone that is looking for a comic that only exists to have some goofy fun in a goofy universe with goofy characters.

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5.0
Captain Marvel (2016) #6

Jul 4, 2016

This issue of Captain Marvel left a lot to be desired. Perhaps if someone was just reading this comic and not paying attention to the crossover, it would have been better. However, considering Captain Marvel is one of the biggest parts of the crossover, I would be surprised if readers of this book weren't keeping tabs on Civil War II. There's just not a lot that happens in the issue and feels more like a set up for a story we already know.

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7.5
Carnage (2015) #13

Oct 24, 2016

This book has never been easy to decipher. But while more and more questions keep getting raised with very few answers, it's finally getting me interested again. I hope this quality keeps up around the level of the first arc, instead of down where we've been since then.

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5.8
Carnage (2015) #14

Nov 21, 2016

This issue was one of the least exciting we've gotten thus far and we still didn't really get any answers. I still really like the art, but this story needs to get where it's going soon because I'm starting to not care.

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7.0
Carnage (2015) #15

Jan 2, 2017

After a couple of down months, Gerry Conway finally has me interested in this book again thanks to some fun story progression. The end of this arc could either turn out to be really fun or really terrible. I guess I'll find out next month.

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5.1
Carnage (2015) #16

Jan 30, 2017

After being really interested in most of the series, the finale felt completely forced as Gerry Conway rushed to give us an ending. I haven't read enough of Conway's work to know if this is commonplace, or if this was something editorially. Luckily, Mike Perkins provided another great looking issue. I just hope something fun spins out of this series and answers some questions.

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8.5
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1

Jun 29, 2014

Super Secret Crisis War #1 is the start of a fun new series based in the combined World's of the CN's most popular shows. Louise Simonsons' fun script and Derek Charm's great art combine for a smile worthy romp. It nails the voice and look of the source material so well and I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, action packed family friendly book.

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8.0
Catwoman (2011) Annual #2

Dec 29, 2014

This Annual is a great behind the scenes look at one of my favorite new characters.  Genevieve Valentine does a great job expanding her new Catwoman Universe by showing the origins of the new Catwoman.  Yes, Selina Kyle is here, but the the real star is Eiko Hasigawa and I for one loved it.

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3.5
Catwoman (2011) #23

Aug 29, 2013

Ann Nocenti's Catwoman run has not been good.  In fact, it's been pretty horrible.  With that said, this is one of her better issues so far.  It doesn't make much sense, the plot is cliched and the dialogue is laughable...but it still is one of the better issues.  Take that for what it's worth.

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8.0
Catwoman (2011) #25

Dec 1, 2013

John Layman and Aaron Lopresti give us something we haven't had in a while...a good Catwoman book. Yes, it is an unnecessary tie-in, but Layman shows that someone at DC "gets" Catwoman and Lopresti's visuals impress as well.  Too bad we have to return to the norm next month, but for now be thankful for a fun little diversion.

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3.0
Catwoman (2011) #26

Jan 4, 2014

Catwoman #26 ends the Gotham Underground story and it's about time.  It is a horrible issue to finish an awful arc.  It isn't new reader friendly, old reader friendly or any reader friendly.  If you see anyone picking it up at your local comic shop, do the right thing and stop them immediately.  They will thank you later.

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3.5
Catwoman (2011) #27

Jan 31, 2014

Catwoman #27 is a horribly written mess.  Usually I get a laugh out of Nocenti's awful dialogue and plot lines, but this issue infuriated me.  However, the art is really good, but I the phrase "shinning a turd" comes to mind.  Give this issue a wide berth.  The score below is strictly for art because the writing is a zero.

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2.0
Catwoman (2011) #28

Feb 26, 2014

Catwoman #28 is a horrible, unnecessary part of the Gothtopia story.  Ann Nocenti puts in her trademark drivel and Patrick Olliffe's art while good, can't save the day.  Avoid this issue at all costs and don't buy Catwoman until Ann Nocenti is fired.

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6.7
Catwoman (2011) #29

Mar 26, 2014

Catwoman #29 is one of the better issues in a long time.  Take that with a grain of salt, however, because the book has been pretty bad.  Sholly Fisch does write a good Catwoman, I just wish the plot was better.  With that said, fans of the book will probably be happy after reading it.  We are an abused fandom and even a little better is welcome.

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3.0
Catwoman (2011) #30

Apr 23, 2014

As a public service, I will continue to read and review Catwoman.  I do this so you don't have to.  I am the designated reader because friends don't let friends read Nocenti.  You can thank me later.

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1.5
Catwoman (2011) #31

May 29, 2014

Catwoman #31 continues the utter nonsense that is the Race of Thieves.  The plot makes no sense, the dialogue is horrible and just when you thought it couldn't, it gets worse.  Pat Olliffe's art is good, but it's all window dressing to Nocenti's over descriptions.  After all that, I read this issue with a smile on my face that only Ann Nocenti can give.  Just when you think she's hit rock bottom, she digs a little deeper.  Keep digging Ann, keep digging.

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3.0
Catwoman (2011) #32

Jun 25, 2014

Catwoman is an awful book that I look forward to each month.  I wish I could say it's so bad it's good, but it's actually just so bad it makes me laugh my ass off.  Ann Nocenti should give up the ghost and let fans have the book they deserve.  Until then, join me in the laugh fest I call Catwoman.

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1.0
Catwoman (2011) #33

Jul 25, 2014

Catwoman #33 is pure and utter nonsense.  Actually, that's too much of a compliment.  This issue is the worst issue in an already horrid series.  I had fun laughing at Catwoman for awhile, but now it's just sad.  I'm done here.  Goodnight.

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3.5
Catwoman (2011) #34

Aug 27, 2014

It's no shock that Ann Nocenti's last Catwoman issue is a mess.  Only Ann would end her run with a ridiculous story starring Alice Tesla.  Yes, Catwoman is there, but she plays second fiddle in a symphony no one wants to hear.  I envy the new creative team since anything they do will be an improvement over this utter crap.

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6.8
Catwoman (2011) #35

Oct 27, 2014

Catwoman #35 is a strange title for me to review.  I can see how it could appeal to some people, but it just isn't my cup of tea.  I want a fun Catwoman and while this book is well written, it's not much fun at all.  I'm glad that Catwoman fans are finally getting a better book, I just wonder if this is the one they wanted.

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9.0
Catwoman (2011) #36

Nov 27, 2014

After two issue, I have fallen in love with this new Catwoman.  Genevieve Valentine is giving fans such a strong Catwoman that what came before just seems silly now.  While I'm still struggling to get used to Garry Brown's art, this book is shooting to the top of my pile.  Anyone who is looking for a smart and mature crime story need look no further.  Catwoman fans rejoice.

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9.0
Catwoman (2011) #37

Dec 21, 2014

Catwoman #37 is another great issue.  Actually, this one is even better.  Genevieve Valentine shows us that if Selina isn't careful, she will lose more than her family business.  The story combined with Gary Brown's art make this one of the best crime dramas on the shelf today.  Strike that, Catwoman has risen from the ashes and is suddenly one of the best comics, period.

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8.0
Catwoman (2011) #38

Jan 30, 2015

If you have enjoyed watching Selina Kyle's rise through the criminal ranks, you will like this issue.  Her plan is in motion and she continues being a couple steps ahead of everyone.  Unfortunately, that is also what's causing her problems.  She already has a lot to answer to and if the events of this issue play out like they appear they will, she's about to get even more competition for Crime Lord of Gotham.  Recommended.

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9.0
Catwoman (2011) #39

Mar 12, 2015

Catwoman #39 continues the excellent story of Selina's rise up the Gotham crime ladder.  It's a gritty story with gritty art and yet it's oh so beautiful.  While this isn't usually my cup of tea, I'm enjoying it so much.  I don't want it to end at the same time I want to see how it does.  Highly Recommended.

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9.3
Catwoman (2011) #40

Mar 25, 2015

Catwoman has been more of a Selina Kyle book and I'm not complaining.  Genevieve Valentine is giving readers a smart and violent crime story that can't be found anywhere else in the DC Universe. Garry Brown's art fits it like a glove and if you are not reading it, shame on you.  This is one of the best books on the shelf nowadays.

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8.0
Catwoman (2011) #41

Jun 11, 2015

Genevieve Valentine continues her reshaping of Catwoman and while this issue is mostly setup, it is very emotional setup.  Selina's reaction to the news of Batman's death was one of the best scenes in a long, long time and it looks like it will springboard this book in a new direction as well.  Whatever happens in the future, I'll be there since this book continues being one of my surprise favorites. Recommended for returning fans...newcomers should go back and read from the start of this run.

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8.0
Catwoman (2011) #42

Jul 9, 2015

Genevieve Valentine continues giving readers one of the smartest books in the DC You.  Mix in some costume fun with the crime noir and this might be the start of a very beautiful relationship.  While I question why an already crowded book needs another major character, I loved what Valentine did to make it more exciting.  While this was a setup heavy issue, the great art and twisting and turning story make it well worth a read.

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9.0
Catwoman (2011) #43

Aug 16, 2015

Genevieve Valentine ups the ante this month and shows the reader that nobody is safe.  This issue sets into motion so much of what Valentine has been building and it only looks to get more intense from here on out.  While it's still a smart crime drama, I really enjoyed the action and while I thought the Selina/Bruce Wayne bit felt forced, I loved seeing Selina in the catsuit.  David Messina's art was really good and I continue to enjoy the hell out of this series.

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9.5
Catwoman (2011) #44

Sep 10, 2015

This issue made me glad to be a fan of this book. It looks like Selina is going to go back int he costume full time and while that makes me a bit sad, I know Genevieve Valentine will nail it. Why? Because this issue is a bit of a sneak peek of what's to come and it was great. David Messina's art is just as good and if you aren't currently reading this book, you are crazy.

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8.0
Catwoman (2011) #47

Dec 11, 2015

While this issue isn't the whole sale change that some wanted or feared, I appreciated what Frank Tieri did to ease his way into the book.  Catwoman may be back in black, but Tieri continues writing her as the smartest cat burglar in the room and Inaki Miranda's art certainly makes her the prettiest. It's understandable that this issue was heavy in the setup department, but a twist ending and a how is she going to get out of this cliffhanger has me excited for the next issue.  If you are a Catwoman fan of any kind, this is good jumping on point so get in on the ground floor and enjoy the ride.

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7.0
Catwoman (2011) #48

Jan 17, 2016

While this issue had some things that fans of the last arc may not like, Frank Tieri is giving those who want Catwoman being Catwoman a lot to grab onto.  Tieri continues showing that he has Selina's voice down and Inaki Miranda's art makes everything look great.  The story has been fun so far and if we keep getting more great guest stars like we did this month, it should only get better.  Just have Selina pay Eiko a visit and make everything right and I will have nothing to complain about at all.

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8.5
Catwoman (2011) #49

Feb 10, 2016

Frank Tieri is giving fans the best of both worlds. Those who wanted Selina back in black, get that as well as some of Gotham's coolest heroes and villains. Those who wanted the smart, tough Selina to stay get that as well as she is one step ahead of everyone even as she finds herself in hotter and hotter water. Inaki Miranda's art tops it all off and I am enjoying the hell out of this Catwoman book in general and this issue in particular.

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9.2
Catwoman (2011) #50

Mar 11, 2016

If you are a fan of Catwoman, then you need to read this issue!  Frank Tieri wraps ups his “Run Like Hell” story in a way that fits his main character...tough as nails and smart as a whip.  While it's such a shame that the DCU will have a lot less Catwoman once Rebirth hits, Tieri and Inaki Miranda are sending her out in style.

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6.5
Catwoman (2011) #51

Apr 13, 2016

Frank Tieri sets up a pretty good False Face Society story here, but unfortunately it nearly makes Catwoman unnecessary.  Sure, Selina's past actions and present situation help to frame the action, but this is more about the quest for the False Face leadership than anything else.  Hopefully, the spotlight shines more on Selina next month, but in the here and now,  I can't recommend this issue.

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9.5
Catwoman (2011) #52

May 11, 2016

Frank Tieri has the bittersweet job of ending the Catwoman series and does it in style.  He doesn't rely on smoke and mirrors or forced emotions like some of the other finales we've been getting, but instead just tells a damn good story that ties perfectly into his overall arc and slips in a little origin while we aren't looking.  Pretty sneaky, sis.  The art was just as fantastic and while I am sad to see Catwoman zoom off into the sunset (actually, into the night), I'm glad that I was along for the ride.

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6.5
Catwoman: Election Night #1

Nov 2, 2016

While this issue wants to be topical, the two stories here do not add to anything worthwhile.  The Catwoman story felt forced and rushed and the Prez story was nowhere near the conclusion to the series that it should have been.  The art in both stories was solid, but this is a book that I can't recommend, especially with it's inflated price tag.

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4.9
Catwoman: Futures End #1

Sep 28, 2014

Nothing really impressed me about this issue.  It just seems to be going through the motions, looking for the exit the whole time.  Sholly Fisch does a better job than Ann Nocenti, but that's really not saying much.  It did have some nice references to other books, but in the end, I suggest you skip this one and get ready for the new start next month.

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6.3
Civil War II #3

Jul 18, 2016

Overall,  this book is worth a look, but I expected with a five dollar an issue price tag and the Civil War moniker a little more than the death and debate show that this has turned into at this point. I think some of the problem might be none of this has come off as a huge surprise, like it's supposed to be, mostly because of future solicitations and rampant spoilers but I'm hoping things turn around.  

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4.5
Civil War II #4

Aug 1, 2016

Bits and Pieces:This event has struggled to find its footing since the beginning of the story and it only continues to do so here. Captain Marvel, despite being literally proven wrong, basically goes villain here for the sake of moving the rest of this story forward. The only saving grace of this issue is the art team of David Marquez and Marko Djurdjevic whose character drawings and colors will stand the test of time. Other than that this is a very one sided Civil War. Think of it as basically the Marvel equivalent of the Turkish military trying to overthrow their government.4.5/10var linkwithin_site_id = 2203111;

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3.0
Civil War II #5

Sep 26, 2016

The bottom line is this is not a well written or constructed comic event in any way shape or form and now that's it's hit delays, has become utterly pointless. Continuity is loose as a goose and not followed, resurrection, killing, and now destruction is abound just because the author demands it, so save your money. Go buy a large coffee and donut instead...at least you'll have some satisfaction from spending five dollars on something worthwhile. Bendis has turned Ulysses into nothing more than an uninteresting plot device, taking down heroes left and right, while the only death I'm interested in going forward from the author is Ulysses' himself. Bits and Pieces:Marvel needs to do better because, other than Spider-Man, I'm losing interest in the future of their comics at a rapid pace.

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3.0
Civil War II #6

Oct 31, 2016

Save your money since the answers are coming out in the Marvel Now line of books being published currently anyway. You'll find answers there before this will event even sniffs the finish line anyway.

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3.5
Civil War II #7

Nov 28, 2016

Marvel fans deserve better than to be charged another $4.99 - $5.99 to read the conclusion to a delayed event everyone decided after the fact needed an extra issue.  This was a penultimate bore and with the conclusion already spoiled in the pages of the Marvel's Now! line of books I don't see a reason for anybody to continue reading this story.

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9.0
Conan: The Slayer #1

Jun 20, 2016

As a Conan fan who never read any Conan comics, I really enjoyed what Cullen Bunn is giving us here. The story is as brutal as you'd want and expect and Cullen Bunn is weaving a mystery through it all that has me intrigues. Of course, the mystery is along the lines of "Who did Conan Kill? Who didn't he kill? And who is he going to kill next?" You know what? That is just fine with me.

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8.9
Constantine #5

Jul 30, 2013

Just another one right out of the ball park. This is a tie-in done right. The only complaint I have for this issue is that it wasn't longer. Well that and Shazam still being a little snot. It isn't really his fault this time, creepy British dude kidnaps him, lies to him, and steals his power. Just miss the days of Billy Batson being a naive true force for good, but maybe we'll get there. Plus the ending bringing Chris back for his revenge is great. Best part of issue #1 was Constantine getting him killed, and not really caring about it. That part alone made me want to continue this title and made me believe that Constantine would be in good hands in the New 52.

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6.5
Constantine #6

Aug 23, 2013

Being a follow up to the great issue #5, it seems unfair. What could top Constantine, and Shazam in a issue together, and what could be better than Constantine being Shazam? But either way it's Constantine and you can't help but have fun, watching him be the asshole we love. Not a bad issue, but I hope for better next month.

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5.0
Convergence: Action Comics #1

May 1, 2015

The Superman books have been a highlight of this Convergence Event for me, but sadly, this isn't joining them.  The promise of Red Son Superman versus his Pre-Crisis counterpart is dashed as we get a boring setup story with very little Men of Steel.  It all feels like a missed opportunity and is average at best.  If you are on the fence with this one, skip it and grab the handful of other Convergence Superman books.

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4.5
Convergence: Action Comics #2

May 28, 2015

I wish I could recommend this issue, but between the stiff dialogue and the forced story, I just can't.  The art was really good, but in the end, this was another Convergence tie-in that ended with a whimper...a possibly some time traveling.

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6.8
Convergence: Aquaman #1

Apr 18, 2015

Tony Beadard really does the most with what he was given here.  The darker 90's Aquaman coupled with the Wildstrom villain, Deathblow, had no right to be this good.  I'm not saying it's a great issue, but I like how Beadard sets things up and makes everything fit.  I did not like Cliff Richards art, however, and that knocked the score down a bit.

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6.5
Convergence: Aquaman #2

May 16, 2015

Tony Beadard did a good job with what he was given.  Convergence: Aquaman was a fun ride featuring lots of trash talking and blood...just what a 90's extreme comic should have.  I may not have liked the art, but I have joined the ranks of Deathblow fans.  If only I could find the others...

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4.5
Convergence: Batgirl #1

Apr 11, 2015

This is my least favorite Convergence tie-in so far.  The story has a pacing problem and while I liked seeing Stephanie Brown, it just felt off.  The art didn't help me feel any different and I was left with an empty feeling when I was done reading it.  I can't recommend it and can't say I'm looking forward to next month's finale.

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4.0
Convergence: Batgirl #2

May 9, 2015

Convergence: Batgirl #2 is an issue with strong characterizations that was unfortunately brought down by awful pacing and some ridiculous situations.  There was not a whole lot here to like as the art was uninspiring and the story was forgettable.  It did end on a high note that I was hoping for from the start, but the journey there was long and tiresome.

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8.8
Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1

Apr 23, 2015

Marc Andreyko is dealing with a team that my be called the Outsiders, but nowadays are more unknown.  That's why it was so great to see such great character work throughout this issue.  I am now invested in this team and am looking forward to next month's finale.  Carlos D'Anda and Gabe Eltaeb's art is superb making this my sleeper pick of the Convergence Event so far.  Highly Recommended...but do your homework.

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7.0
Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #2

May 20, 2015

This issue was a letdown, but not because of anything Marc Andreyko did.  The restraints of the Convergence Event was to blame for what Andreyko didn't and couldn't do.  It's a testament to his storytelling that I wanted so much more and hope that someday we will get it.  Carlos D'Ando's art was great again, but in the end, this issue felt like another Convergence missed opportunity.

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8.0
Convergence: Booster Gold #1

Apr 30, 2015

This is a good Convergence issue that doesn't feel like a Convergence issue.  Booster Gold fans will enjoy seeing their favorite character's story lines get tied up, but newer readers may find this issue hard to jump into to.  The art by Alvaro Martinez is strong and all-in-all, I recommend this to those in the know or willing to do a little homework.

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7.0
Convergence: Booster Gold #2

May 27, 2015

This was another odd somewhat tie-in for Booster Gold.  The crew was not involved in any scheduled fight, but the book feels more important in other ways.  In the end, the book just seemed like an excuse to get a major player involved and heading off to the Convergence finale.  A good looking and somewhat fun excuse, but also one with more than a few unacceptable errors.  In the end, I recommend it to those who have been following Booster and enjoyed last month's issue.  Everyone else should get involved at their own risk.

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5.5
Convergence: Catwoman #1

Apr 16, 2015

Justin Gray gives readers a detailed glimpse of life under the dome and how Catwoman fits into it.  It's a nice little story, but the scope feels off and in the end, it just feels unnecessary.  I'll be back next month, but my expectations for this story have gone way down.

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8.5
Convergence: Catwoman #2

May 17, 2015

I really liked this issue.  Justin Gray uses the ground work of the first issue to make the reader fall in love with Catwoman and then make us all cry.  This may not have been the epic story that other Convergence tie-ins tried to tell, but it was all the better for it.  Every Catwoman fan, including those who didn't like the first issue, should give this a read.

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9.4
Convergence: Crime Syndicate #1

May 2, 2015

This issue is one of my favorite Convergence titles of the entiore first month.  Brian Buccellato's story had me the minute it started and the retro fell of Phil Winslde's art was perfect.  I can't wait for next month's finale to see who decides to be the heroes and who takes the cowardly route.  Highly recommended.  By the way, I'm making meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner.

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4.5
Convergence: Crime Syndicate #2

May 27, 2015

After such a great first issue, this one falls flat on it's face.  I don't know if it was because of the time constraint or being held captive by the Event itself, but this was my most disappointing issue in the entire Event.  There wasn't much of a story and what we got felt rushed and forced.  The art was still retro, but it was also very confusing.  Not a good issue at all.

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5.0
Convergence: Detective Comics #1

May 4, 2015

After a strong start, Convergence: Detective Comics ended up being a book that I can only recommend to Red Son fans.  I believe that DC should have made this a Superman book because what we got of Robin and Huntress is both boring and annoying.  The same can be said for the art which fit the Soviet part of the story so much better than the Earth 2 Metropolis bit.  If I didn't have to review it, I'd probably skip next month's finale.

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4.5
Convergence: Detective Comics #2

May 30, 2015

This issue ended the Convergence: Detective Comics story on such a good note, but unfortunately, I can't sit back and ignore the other twenty pages.  This issue was filled with awkward dialogue, odd situations and a bunch of nonsense.  However, I did like the art and it ends with what every fan wanted to see from this story.  I wish I could recommend it, but I just can't.

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9.3
Convergence: Harley Quinn #1

Apr 8, 2015

I think this will be the only Convergence book where I wish that the Dome would stay up.  Harley was so happy and her life was finally back to normal (or as normal as Harley could ever get) and Telos messed it up.  He better pay, but first in line is Captain Carrot.  I can't wait!

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8.5
Convergence: Harley Quinn #2

May 7, 2015

This is another example of a Convergence book that better served the character than the Event they were thrown into.  Steve Pugh gets to unleash Harley Quinn and Captain Carrot in an amusement park for a winner takes all battle royale and it's as fun as you'd imagine.  While I wish the ending gave us more of the sane Harley of the first issue, I was just glad to be along for the wacky ride. The art and story were just pure fun and I'd recommend this issue (and the last) to anyone who likes to smile.

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4.0
Convergence: Infinity Inc. #1

May 4, 2015

Jerry Ordway tries to resurrect his baby, but I don't think enough remember or care about the team to get too excited.  Unfortunatley, I don't think this issue is gaining any new fans, either.  The story and art are okay, but not enough to get me excited for next month's finale.  This is just another miss in the Convergence Event.

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2.5
Convergence: Infinity Inc. #2

May 30, 2015

I tried my best to figure out what was going on in this issue, but I was left utterly confused.  The problem is, even the stuff I understood didn't impress me much.  In the end, fans of Infinity Inc. got what they wanted and we can file the team away for safe keeping until the next event rolls in.

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8.8
Convergence: Justice League International #1

Apr 15, 2015

This issue came out of nowhere and proved that even in a huge action packed event, character rules out in the end,  Ron Marz uses the dome and it's circumstances to show the real characters beneath the costumes and it pays off big time.  If these characters don't survive, I will be genuinely upset at losing them.  I wouldn't have guessed I'd be saying that in a million years. Even if you don't like anyone on this team, check out this book.  It's really good.

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7.5
Convergence: Justice League International #2

May 14, 2015

This is an odd finale to the Convergence: Justice League International story.  Ron Marz continues using this event to give readers a great character study of Ted Kord and we even get his Kingdom Come counterpart along for the ride.  However, the issue pretty much throws the whole Convergence part of the story aside and while I enjoyed the Beetle heavy issue, it felt incomplete.  It was fun, but when it ended with a defeated Ted Kord getting a happy surprise, it went from fun to goofy.  In the end, the great art and personal story won me over enough to ignore most of the flaws and smile while reading it.  This Event hasn't given me enough smiles, so I'll take them when I can get them.

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8.0
Convergence: Nightwing / Oracle #1

Apr 8, 2015

I didn't know what to expect going into this issue and yet, I was still surprised and even confused. Gail Simone gives the reader a smart Oracle whose strength and resolve has been sapped by living in the confines of the Dome. However, by the end, Oracle (and the issue) snaps out of the depression and prepares to kick ass. The art team also kicks ass and while the issue was mainly setup, I can't wait to see what happens next.

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9.0
Convergence: Nightwing / Oracle #2

May 6, 2015

I'll admit that I thought this issue would just be a drag out fight for Convergence victory, but it was a bit more...and less.  While we didn't get quite the satisfactory Convergence ending I thought we'd get, we got an awesome Nightwing/Oracle one.  As a fan of those characters, I'll take it.

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8.5
Convergence: Speed Force #1

Apr 11, 2015

This is a really  good Convergence and Flash issue.  I will leave it to the "experts" as to whether it is a good Wally West story, but this dummy liked it.  The story sets up some big fun and as an added bonus, gives the reader a look at some great Convergence Cities.  Tom Grummett and the entire art team give the whole thing an awesome cartoony look that is appropriate and just fun.  That sums up most of the issue...fun.  I can't wait for the finale.

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4.5
Convergence: Speed Force #2

May 6, 2015

This book was a major letdown for me.  The setup to this finale was so much fun, but we end up getting a boring fight (or two), an odd moral lesson and a very forced ending.  The art was good, but I can't recommend this book to anyone...even fans who read last month's #1.

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9.0
Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Apr 15, 2015

By nature, these first issues are going to be setup heavy, but Frank Tieri uses this one to set up so much.  An awesome team, a formidable foe and two intriguing cliffhangers.  If you are a fan of the old Suicide Squad, the New Suicide Squad or anything in-between, I recommend you pick this issue up.

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5.5
Convergence: Suicide Squad #2

May 13, 2015

This issue was one of the few Convergence tie-ins that had a definite ending and while I wasn't a fan of what happened, I give Tieri credit for doing it.  The reader finds out everything they wanted to, but the issue itself felt rushed and forced.  Unfortunately, the art doesn't save it and we are left with an issue that was okay, but disappointing coming off such a good first issue.

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4.0
Convergence: Supergirl - Matrix #1

Apr 15, 2015

Please believe me when I tell you that I'm a big fan of nonsensical fun.  I really am, but while this issue is full of just that, in the scheme of the Convergence Event, it felt off.  I wish I could recommend this issue, but as it stands, I cannot.  Unless yo9u are a huge Giffen fan or want everything involving Lord Volt (or maybe the other characters involved), you can pass on this issue. I kind of wish I had.

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2.0
Convergence: Supergirl - Matrix #2

May 13, 2015

I do not have a black heart and I really do like to laugh, but this issue made me want to strangle someone.  Keith Giffen uses this Event tie-in to poke fun at everyone he can and chuckle at the Event itself...but he forgot to write a good issue to go along with it.  This issue, like the first, was not good and made me cringe a whole lot more than laugh.  I think it's time for Giffen to retire Ambush Bug and update his book of jokes to at least catch up with Y2K.  Maybe by 2050, we'll get to 2015.

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9.8
Convergence: Superman #1

Apr 9, 2015

I loved this issue.  The big pull was supposed to be Lois and Clark together again and while it's great to see that, actually seeing Flashpoint Gotham was my favorite part.  Supes, Lois and Jimmy have their hands full and I can't wait to see how it ends next month.  Lee Week's art was great and him and Dan Jurgens have my early pick for best issue of the Event.

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9.9
Convergence: Superman #2

May 6, 2015

Last Month's Superman #1 was my best reviewed issue of the first month and I liked this one even better.  The only thing keeping it from a perfect score is that we don't get much of a Convergence ending.  We do get a heel of a Superman story filled with great characters and superb art.  Highly Recommended.

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8.0
Convergence: Swamp Thing #1

Apr 25, 2015

Len Wein gets to return to his creation and gives readers a mossy monstrosity of a story.  My only real problem is I wish this was a full out monthly and not just a two issue event tie-in. Wein navigates the confines of the event (and even more recent continuity) to give readers a personal tale that is all about his characters.  Kelley Jones' art is great in it's retro feel and even if I don't care too much about the story's villains, I want to see more of the main characters.

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9.0
Convergence: Swamp Thing #2

May 21, 2015

Len Wein and Kelley Jones give Convergence readers two things that they may not have seen in this Event...a horror comic and a totally satisfying story.  This is one of the few stories that got better with each page turn and ended in a way that wrapped it all up perfectly.  I want more Wein/Jones Swamp Thing,  Do you hear me DC?

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9.5
Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #1

Apr 22, 2015

Marv Wolfman gives readers tired of the Convergence formula a kick in the pants.  Superman and Supergirl make the fight personal and I'm not talking about Telos and his silly kumite.  Story and character are center stage and this is the Convergence story for all you Supergirl fans out there. Highly recommended.

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7.0
Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #2

May 20, 2015

While all the pieces seemed to be in place for another great issue, something didn't quite jive.  I'll chalk it up to yet another tie-in that felt rushed and forced to get to the Convergence finish line.  I still enjoyed the issue, but after loving the first one, this was a bit of a disappointment.

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8.0
Convergence: The Flash #1

Apr 22, 2015

If you love the Barry Allen, you will want to get this issue.  Sure, it's setup for next month's finale, but if you've been following the Event, you know the routine.  Dan Abnett gives us a day in the life of Barry Allen and I wish I could see more.  This is a very personal issue and I applaud Dan Abnett for it.

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7.0
Convergence: The Flash #2

May 23, 2015

Dan Abnett mixes up the usual Convergence formula to give us an exposition heavy issue that ends in a smart and emotional way.  It's a matter of the needs of the many outweighing the few and while that can fall into cliche, Abnett thankfully avoids that.  Like most other tie-ins, I can't recommend this to everyone, but if you read the first or are a Barry Allen fan, check it out.

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4.0
Convergence: Wonder Woman #1

Apr 24, 2015

This tie-in issue started off strong, but quickly devolved into something much less.  It was a boring read that did nothing to get me excited for next month's finale.  If Wonder Woman gets beat by her Red Rain villains, I won't be upset at all.  I wish I could say more, but I really didn't like what we got here.

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2.5
Convergence: Wonder Woman #2

May 23, 2015

I didn't enjoy the first issue in this series enough to recommend it and I like this one even less.  It's bad enough that Wonder Woman can't save anyone around her, but the issue ends with the worst "victory" in all of Convergence.  Nobody, even Wonder woman fans, will be missing anything by skipping this story.

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9.0
Cryptocracy #1

Jun 25, 2016

Van Jensen kicks off his new series by giving the readers a ton of great characters, dense world building and an intriguing mystery. Pete Woods does a great job of bringing everything to life and by the end, I was totally immersed in what him and Jensen were selling. It's a lot to digest, but it's a meal well worth sitting down to enjoy. If you believe in things like the Illuminati and know that the "Truth is Out There", I think you will really enjoy this book. Recommended.

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8.8
Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1

Apr 4, 2016

Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1 is really good start to a series I'm interested in following.  Dave Dwonch uses this first issue to introduce Cyrus and after a couple pages, he felt like an old friend.  We also get the start of the ongoing story and while there are only a few big moments, one of them is a cliffhanger that has me excited for the next issue. Add in Anna Lencioni's great art and I can easily recommend this issue to anyone looking for something between the capes and ultra violence that seems to be the focus nowadays.  It may not exactly be all-ages, but any teen and up comic fan is sure to enjoy it.

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7.0
Daredevil (2015) #10

Aug 15, 2016

With the cliffhanger at the end of this issue, I am interested in seeing where this story is going. Charles Soule does a nice job of setting the table here and I am intrigued with the possibilities of how this story will evolve. Overall, there's some potential here.

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6.5
Daredevil (2015) #11

Sep 12, 2016

There's not a lot of action this go round. This issue seems to primarily focus on trying to strengthen the plot. While there is so much that you could do with this story, I feel like I'm a little underwhelmed with what is presented here. The art is not bad but I am starting to think that the Daredevil costume itself is starting to bother me a little. There just doesn't seem to be anything that stands out to me about it like in previous costumes. It's just kind of there. I would like to see the story and action pick up some next issue. While I am trying to remain patient and optimistic, I feel like the flames need to get turned up on this one.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #14

Dec 19, 2016

If the February solicitations are any indication as to what the future holds for this little sub-universe, I'm thinking that there's going to be some good times ahead for the Daredevil side of the house. If you've dropped off from reading Daredevil lately, I think now would be a great time to jump back on the trolley!

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7.0
Daredevil (2015) #15

Jan 16, 2017

Charles Soule seems to be firmly in the driver's seat here and though there have been some peaks and valleys throughout his run on this title, I am greatly intrigued on how these events will shake out. There are several plot threads that have been laid here so this comes across as one of those setup issues. That's not saying that it's a bad thing at all. If you are a Daredevil fan, business is about to pick up in Hell's Kitchen.

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9.3
DC Comics: Bombshells Annual #1

Sep 6, 2016

Marguerite Bennett and Elsa Charretier give fans of Bombshells a great story and the beginning of a new team.  The added bonus is that it is a great jumping on point for new readers as well.  This issue has me totally onboard with this series going forward and is even forcing me to read back issues to catch up.  Yes, it's that good.  The combination of story and art is actually beyond good and if the Bombshell's Universe intrigues you, grab this issue and get totally hooked.  I know I did!

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9.0
DC Super Hero Girls #1

Jun 30, 2016

I understand that this book is targeted at young girls who love the DC Superhero Girls shorts and merchandise and if you know anyone who fits that bill, buy them this book immediatley. However, there is fun to be had by anyone who loves a cute little adventure with adorable versions of their favorite characters. What I'm saying is, if you or anyone you love likes to smile, get them this book. Now, when will DC give us a Superhero Girls Digital First comic so we can enjoy our gals each and every week?!?

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9.0
DC Super Hero Girls (FCBD 2016) #1

May 8, 2016

DC Superhero Girls Free Comic Book Day 2016 #1 Review may be a long title, but it was a quick read that everyone can enjoy. The story tells a lesson, but it's not forced and having it told through Supergirl makes it that more enjoyable. The art is great and even after reading the story, me and my son paged through the issue and pointed out all awesome characters. I guess the issue did it's job because i am now looking froward to the Finals Crisis graphic novel coming out this summer.

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9.0
DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #4

Jan 19, 2014

Dc Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #4 is great fun for fans of both Universes.  There are so many great characters in this issue and the action is top notch.  The true evil is also revealed and allies are forming to fight it instead of themselves.  Things are really heating up and I can't wait to see what happens.

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8.0
DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #5

Mar 3, 2014

Giffin and Bedard continue building the story towards the epic battle.  It's a who's who of Universes and that makes it great fun.  Any fan of either Universes will find something here to like.

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6.0
DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #6

Mar 30, 2014

It's such a shame when a finale just happens to be the worst issue of a series.  Unfortunately, that's the case here.  DC Universe vs The Masters of the Universe #6 seemed like a sprint to the finish line with a hurried conclusion and sub par art.  I really liked this mini overall, but was really disappointed with this issue.

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