Jim Werner's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Weird Science Reviews: 1779
7.5Avg. Review Rating

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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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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10
DC Universe: Rebirth #1

May 23, 2016

If you go into this issue looking for big scenes with heroes and villains beating each other up with the fate of the Universe in the balance, then you will be upset.  The main villain is only hinted at and the issue tugs at the heartstrings instead of hitting you over the head.  Geoff Johns gives us a checklist of how far DC Comics has strayed from it's own legacy, apologizes for it and then shows us how it will be better.  The heavy lifting seems to be left for the individual Rebirth issues starting in June, but the groundwork is laid out and if this issue's mission is to make us remember what we loved about DC Comics in the first place ...mission accomplished!

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10
Divergence (FCBD 2015) #1

May 2, 2015

Wow, this little comic sure does set up a new landscape for the DCU come June.  This Free Comic Book Day joint gives us a new Batman, a new writer changing the status quo on Superman and a peek at the future of the Justice League.  Plus, it's FREE!  Go grab it at your local comic book store or any way you can get your hands on it.

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10
Green Arrow: Futures End #1

Sep 4, 2014

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have given fans an awesome Green Arrow and Futures End issue.  The way these two work together it just isn't fair to other creators.  They are so good and while it's sad this is their last issue, it's a great sendoff.  Highly Recommended.

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10
He-Man: The Eternity War #15

May 30, 2016

Ultimately, our heroes prevailed and became better on their journey along the way.  The art was mind blowing especially the splash pages throughout this issue.  Seriously, they are truly poster worthy and I want them on my bedroom wall right now! Hey Pop, can you tell my girlfriend to let me do that? This story reached its end in such an organic and earned way that I have to give kudos to the entire team.  Thank you for putting out such a great throwback to mine and many other's childhoods. It was greatly appreciated.  Hey Eric, if you are reading...my score is just a gut feeling I have.  Trust the Gut!

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10
The Fix #4

Jul 10, 2016

I love this book and if you aren't reading it right now, I cannot recommend highly enough that you should go to your local comic book shop and catch up on the series (or maybe at least wait for the first trade). We get dark and gritty situations that have been given some dark humor to really give the reader something unique from most comics out there. This issue in particular may have focused more on the fun side of this comic, but it's still a joy to read as the art, dialogue, and storytelling remain at the top of the game.

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10
The Paybacks (2016) #1

Jul 16, 2016

I know that we are a DC Comics centric site, but I will now lie to any of you...The Paybacks is my favorite comic book.  I loved the first run from Dark Horse, but Eliot Rahal, Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw have returned (thanks to Heavy Metal) with a vengeance and everything feels new, exciting and awesome!  I rarely tell people to go out and buy a comic just because I happen to like it, but I beg you to go out right now and get this issue...even if it's just to ensure I get more issues!  Trust me, I am giving it the score it deserves.

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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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10
The Doorman #3

Jul 2, 2016

I could go on and on about how you should buy this book if you like this or that, but really, you should buy it because it kicks total ass!  It's Sci-Fi Adventure hilarity with characters that are so fleshed out that you will think of them as friends.  The story and art are beyond good and while I hate to recommend things for fear of retaliation, I give this entire series a huge thumbs up.  If you like cute little animals and babies, you should buy it.  If not, you are a monster!

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9.5
The Doorman #4

Sep 24, 2016

Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith and Kendall Goode finish up this initial arc of The Doorman and if you are a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, good books, laughing...you need to pick up the whole series. I haven't made any bones about it, I love it and I want more!

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9.9
Reborn #1

Oct 23, 2016

This was a great first issue. It got me hooked in. Honestly, I haven't read a first issue this good ever I think. I have great hope for this series and can not wait to read more. Definitely check this out and put it on your pull list. 

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9.5
Reborn #2

Nov 20, 2016

All in all, this is definitely a buy and I can't recommend this enough and can't wait to see what comes in the next issue.

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9.7
Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

Jun 8, 2016

Greg Rucka uses Rebirth to change the rules of the game. Instead of giving us a new origin, he is exploring why their isn't a definitive version in the first place. It all goes to another level when we realize that Wonder Woman is stuck in it all and wants out. The art is great, but it's Greg Rucka's story and focus that have me so excited to read whatever he has in store for us.

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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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9.6
Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1

Aug 7, 2014

I can't stress how good this issue was.  It pretty much had everything.  A great story, non-stop action and incredible art.  Charles Soule has given the reader what I think is the best Superman: Doomed chapter yet.  Highly Recommended.

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8.0
Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #2

Jan 5, 2016

Fans of the regular run of Superman/Wonder Woman should pick up this "Director's Cut" of the power couple's relationship.  It wasn't the "every thing's coming up roses" story I was expecting and I appreciated it for that.  Most of the dangling questions are addressed and I am glad I read it.

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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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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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9.7
Gotham Academy #1

Oct 2, 2014

I know it may sound like I'm gushing about this book, but I already love it.  The characters, setting and art are so magical that anyone that reads will surely join me.  I wonder where it fits in the grand scheme of the New 52, but for now I'm having too much fun to care. It's a pleasant surprise to me, but this book has jumped to the top of my pull list.

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9.5
Gotham Academy #2

Nov 6, 2014

Two issues in and I'm completely sold on this book.  There really isn't a more charming book out there and it's just getting started. The underlying mysteries surrounding the Academy and it's students (and teachers) has me completely under it's spell and I can't wait for more.  Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl have a winner on their hands and I can whole heartily recommend to almost anyone, comic fan or not.

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9.5
Gotham Academy #3

Dec 4, 2014

I don't know how many ways I can say it, I love this book.  Please do yourself and anyone you know a favor and read it.  It's a charming all-ages mystery with great characters and awesome art.  In other words, I love it.

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9.5
Gotham Academy #4

Jan 31, 2015

This book continues being great and exciting, fun.  Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl continue giving fans a developing mystery and while we get some answers this month, we also get some intriguing new developments.  I love this book and recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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9.5
Gotham Academy #5

Mar 17, 2015

Personal protest aside, I loved this issue and I continue to love every bit of this book.  How could I not?  I love the characters, setting, story and art.  Like I said, I love every bit of this book.  If you haven't been reading yet, jump on in.  Unless you have some dumb, personal protest or something.

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9.0
Gotham Academy #6

May 31, 2015

Gotham Academy is one of my favorite books and this issue does more to set up the series going forward than wrap up the current arc and I loved it.  This book is oozing with character and I truly care about everyone in it.  I want more and I want it now.

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9.5
Harley Quinn Valentine's Day Special #1

Feb 11, 2015

This is yet another great special issue of Harley Quinn.  Maybe it's just me, but Harley and Valentine's Day seem to go together in a sadistic, twisted and awesome way.  Throw in a campy filled issue that could have been lifted from a Batman '66 episode (that could never, ever be aired) and you've got yourself an issue that I can easily recommend to any Harley, Batman or comic fan out there.  Happy Valentine's Day.

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9.5
New Suicide Squad Annual #1

Oct 1, 2015

If you have been reading New Suicide Squad then go out and get this Annual immediately.  It's that good and brings the current arc to an amazing close.  It also sets up the new status quo going forward and redeems a character that I thought I'd never like.  Great job by everyone involved.

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7.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #1

Oct 9, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #1 is a real good start to the series. Charles Soule does a great job fleshing out the two titans without getting too cliche and/or boring. It's a character study with comics true power couple. I just wonder how long a book like this will last. Hopefully, the twist end will get even more people reading because it is real good.

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9.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #2

Nov 16, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #2 continues to impress.  Charles Soule is giving us a personal tale of two of Earth's most powerful Heroes.  Tony S. Daniel's art compliments both the story and it's main characters so well.  This is now become one of my top five books in the New 52.

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9.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #3

Dec 15, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #3 is great.  This book has action, romance, humour and great art to boot.  Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel have given us an early Christmas present and I'd like to thank them for that.

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8.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #4

Jan 16, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #4 continues the greatness of Soule and Daniel.  This is the comic to read if you want to know who Superman and Wonder Woman are as super people, super heroes and a super couple.  With Zod now fully in the mix and the World aware of their relationship, the stuff is about to hit the fan.

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9.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #5

Feb 13, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman has become one of my favorite books in the New 52.  This issue again shows just how well Soule knows both characters and the repercussions of their relationship.  Daniel's outstanding art is icing on an already delicious cake.

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8.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #6

Mar 12, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #6 has great action and developments that will ripple through the New 52.  It also has some cheesy dialogue and puts Wonder Woman back two steps in the butt kicking department.  Even with that said, Soule and Daniel continue giving us one of the best books on the shelves.  Read it now.

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6.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #7

Apr 10, 2014

It was bound to happen eventually, I didn't enjoy Superman/Wonder Woman #7.  It is an average comic that sets up Doomed, but the rest gives fans nothing but a been-there-done-that feeling and bad art.  I in no way expect this trend to continue because Charles Soule is just too good, but this month was a bummer.

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8.8
Superman/Wonder Woman #8

May 15, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #8 slows down the Doomed story and makes it that much better.  Those who love Superman are there to help him, even if it seems like he doesn't want it.  The big surprise was already spoiled by DC, but it's still pretty cool and Tony S. Daniel makes everything look great.  I am looking forward to see how this all ends, but also the fallout in this book and the New 52 as a whole.

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8.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #9

Jun 12, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #9 does a good job of being both a good Doomed chapter and Superman/Wonder Woman issue.  A couple new allies enter the battle against Superman as he fights the monster inside of him.  Charles Soule has me looking forward to both stories and Tony S. Daniel does a fine job of making everything look great.  Recommended.

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6.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #10

Jul 10, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #10 suffers from being too user firendly. It's not bad, but suffers from too much recap and catchup exposition. Even so, Charles Soule still manages to push the story ahead and I can't wait to see the fireworks when SuperDoom gets back to Earth.

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6.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #11

Aug 13, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman is an okay issue in the Doomed story.  It's got some fun bits, but in the end actually hurts the overall story. I really liked Thony Silas' art, but overall I can't recommend this issue.

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9.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #12

Oct 9, 2014

This was a bizarre way to end his run, but I really liked what Charles Soule gave us throughout the series and in this issue.  The art was a bit off, but the story was a fun way to say goodbye.  I'm going to miss you, Charles.  Thanks for a great book.

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7.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #13

Nov 20, 2014

I am a fan of this book and love both Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke so this should be an easy slam dunk.  Unfortunately, it got rejected by the rim.  Tomasi's story attempts to show how different our heroes are, but really manages to make them look horrible.  Mahnke's art isn't horrible, but it's not very good when compared to his previous work.  This issue is not the strong start I hoped for from this new creative team, however, the ending and cliffhanger have me looking forward to next month.  I hope Tomasi and Manke come through.

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5.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #14

Dec 26, 2014

This issue ends the mystery of Wonderstar (a bit premature for my liking) and while I'm excited by the cliffhanger, what comes before it is disappointing.  Peter J. Tomasi is still struggling to get the voices of his main characters and the book is slipping away from the thing that made it so great.  Doug Mahnke's art is not up to his usual standard and all that combined has me scratching my head.  I hope this book gets back on track again soon because I want to recommend it to everyone again.  I can't do that this month.

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3.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #15

Jan 15, 2015

What happened to one of my favorite books?  After only a few issues, Peter J. Tomasi has made it almost unrecognizable.  What he has done to Wonder Woman is atrocious, confusing blind blood lust with strength.  If it continues down this path, I don't see any reason for it to exist.

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5.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #16

Feb 19, 2015

This issue is far from great, but at least it shows some promise going forward.  This Wonder Woman heavy issue introduces a stronger villain and a decent cliffhanger.

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4.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #17

Apr 3, 2015

I hope this book gets better because this first arc was lacking...lacking the fun and chemistry that made it one of my favorites.  The Magog/Circe arc ended with a whimper and didn't further the overall story at all.  Doug mahnke's art was really good, but Peter Tomasi better regroup and focus so that the book can get back on top come June.  I've given the book a bit of a pass up until now, but my patience has officially run out.

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5.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #18

Jun 18, 2015

While I loved seeing Tomasi continue making Wonder Woman the rock of this book, there wasn't much else going on.  The mystery of Smallville was too much been there, done that and the cliffhanger just felt silly.  I hate to say it, but overall this issue was just mediocre.

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8.7
Superman/Wonder Woman #19

Jul 15, 2015

This is my favorite issue in the Truth story to date.  It was a fun and mysterious story that pushed both the event and this book forward and I commend Peter Tomasi for that.  Doug Mahnke's art was good, but Wil Quintana's colors stole the show.  This issue alone gives me hope for the Truth story going forward and I hope the other writers grab the baton and run with it.

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6.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #20

Aug 19, 2015

While this issue was all setup, I did like hearing Superman explain why he had a secret identity.  Why he doesn't just call a press conference and explain it to the world is beyond me, but I'm glad we got it and I really enjoyed his reasons.  While the art was consistent throughout, the story was a bit confusing and forced at times. I'm not sure who is really on Clark's side at the end, but I am actually interested to find out.

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5.9
Superman/Wonder Woman #21

Sep 16, 2015

This was an odd issue for me to rate.  While it didn't infuriate me like some of the other Truth issues, the characterizations felt off and the story was surprising, but in a "I don't understand what's going on" sort of way.  It did end with a scene that readers of the entire Truth arc will surely enjoy, but Superman acts too much like a jerk before that for me to recommend it.

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7.8
Superman/Wonder Woman #22

Oct 21, 2015

I liked this issue for showing how desperate Superman has become to get his powers back, but also for catching the book up to the June DC You preview.  Yep, if you've been looking to ask Wonder Woman out on a date, now is your chance because after this issue, she's a single lady.  The ending sets the book up for more crazy issues to come and I'm beginning to get excited for the Superman books again.

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8.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #23

Nov 26, 2015

I had a lot of fun with this issue.  While it may not jive completely with the other books overall, Peter Tomasi gives the readers a cool team up of Parasite, Superman and Wonder Woman and lets them cut loose against some awesome villains.  We also learn more about the mysterious Mr. Bend which sets up some trouble in bad guy land in the near future.  Doug Mahnke and a bigger than usual art team does a really good job making it all look real nice and what we end up with is one of the better Superman books since June and one I can finally recommend.

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7.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #24

Jan 2, 2016

Superman/Wonder Woman continues being one of the better Truth books and that was not meant as a backhanded compliment in any way.  The issue may have wrapped itself up a little too quickly after the long setup, but the action scenes were exciting and I really liked the interaction between the two leads.  I am still waiting for all this Truth nonsense to end, but after we come out on the other side, I may think back fondly at the last couple of issues of this book.  Maybe.

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6.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #25

Jan 21, 2016

While the concept of this issue sounds cool enough, the reality was a filler issue with pacing problems that didn't let any of the moments have the impact they could have.  On top of that, I was a bit confused with the cliffhanger and what it actually means going forward.  I'm sure someone will school me on it, but I don't know if I'll like it even then.

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6.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #26

Feb 29, 2016

Peter Tomasi pushes Superman's story forward and while it felt hurried and forced, at least we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  I liked Doug Mahnke's art, but this issue just blends (fuses?) into all the others and that's not a good thing.

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4.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #27

Mar 16, 2016

With the end of the Truth story happening this week in Superman #50, this book felt like an afterthought.  Not much happens and with lack luster art to boot, it can be skipped with little consequence to the reader.

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6.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #28

Apr 27, 2016

This was my least favorite issue of whatever DC wants to call it so far.  At the end of the day, this issue was just setup and really didn't need to exist to keep the story moving forward.  We get a forced reunion between Clark and Diana, a power and a character I hoped we were done with and the newest Superman back on the streets.  I am still enjoying this crossover, but my enthusiasm is fading a bit.

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5.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #29

May 18, 2016

While I initially thought this final crossover would cleanse my palate of the bad New 52 Superman taste, it's hasn't.  In fact, story wise, it's starting to taste very similar.  I loved the art, but with poor pacing and inconsistent storytelling that brings up more questions than it answers, I can't recommend it.  Rebirth can't come soon enough.

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9.5
Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

Sep 9, 2014

Swamp Thing: Futures End #1 really has nothing to do with the main Futures End story and in this case, I'm glad.  Charles Soule gives the readers a great story of what the Avatar of the Green can accomplish with five years of wanting and planning.  Jesus Saiz's art is the best he's done and the combination of everything makes a must read issue for fans.

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9.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #21

Apr 4, 2016

Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman give us an almost one-shot that is full of nostalgia, awesome fighting and trash talking.  It all comes together into a fun time that is a must read for every Turtles fan, but also great for those just wanting to get a taste of what the hype is all about.  Highly Recommended.

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9.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1

Jun 22, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1 is a great book to read if you want some unabashed fun and hilarity.  Everything is fun from Paul Allor's fast paced script to Ross Campbell's cartoony art.  Anyone with even the slightest interest in the Turtles needs to read this book.  Highly Recommended.

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9.5
Vision #9

Jul 18, 2016

The Vision has become the family horror movie I need Marvel to make.  It's rare to find a book you're able to enjoy month in and month out regardless of what the overall story in the issue tends to be.  I love how King keeps us in a constant state of alert and I just have no idea what to expect next. Kudos goes to the entire creative team for staying sharp issue after issue and never wasting a page, a moment, or a panel in this series so far.  My only complaint is I see issue 12 and the series ending way too soon. 

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9.0
Vision #10

Aug 15, 2016

This is another stellar issue of the Vision from beginning to end. We're currently all setup for an enormous grand finale, so strap in ladies and gentlemen and forget about trade-waiting. It's going to be a slobber-knocker you won't want to miss.

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9.5
Vision #11

Sep 26, 2016

This isn't a book you can jump into and fully enjoy. You need to read this from start to finish and appreciate the entire masterpiece to get the full effect of its utter creepiness. There continues to be little bad to say about Vision as it remains the title, from the All-New All-Different Marvel lineup, that deserves your attention the most. Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Jordie Bellaire have come together to craft the perfect twelve issue mini-series, so keep a spot on your bookshelf warm.  Vision and his family's journey ends next month and I can't wait for the undoubtedly heart breaking send off. 

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10
Vision #12

Oct 31, 2016

This issue is simply the cherry on top to a perfectly crafted sundae, a very unique addition to the Marvel super hero genre.

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9.5
Wonder Woman: 75th Anniversary Special #1

Oct 26, 2016

If you love Wonder Woman than this issue is your invitation to celebrate what makes her great by a huge creative team that loves her just as much (or more) than you.  It's an oversized issue stuffed with stories and art and I'm sure that everyone will find plenty to love.  This isn't a history lesson for newcomers, but a true celebration of one of the best and most important characters ever created.

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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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9.4
Extremity #1

Mar 18, 2017

I really couldn't ask for much more from this series debut. We get gruesome over the top action and gore contrasted by a sentimental drive for revenge. We get some peaks at some amazing characters and little hints to some world building. At times there is a little too much borrowing of other IP's, but beyond that I loved every second of this first issue.

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9.5
Smallville: Alien #8

Feb 10, 2014

 Smallville: Alien #8 is a great book with great character moments that make Miller's books so good.  Add Salazar's stellar art and you get a must buy.

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9.8
Smallville: Alien #9

Feb 15, 2014

Smallville: Alien #9 is a great story with great art.  Bryan Q. Miller throws so many twists and turns at the reader and each are potential game changers.  I'm just glad that this comes out weekly because I'm not sure I could take a longer wait for the next chapter.

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8.8
Smallville: Alien #10

Feb 22, 2014

Bryan Q. Miller and Edgar Salazar continue the goodness in Alien #10.  Though it's a bit of a breather issue it's not just filler.  The fate of Earth(s) is lying in the balance and this issue is the calm before the storm.  I can't wait for next week.

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9.5
Smallville: Alien #11

Mar 1, 2014

Smallville: Alien continues the great story with an action packed chapter 11.  Bryan Q, Miller gives us a hell of a ride with Batman versus Batman, Superman versus the Monitor and a flying Otis saving the day. Go buy this book.

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9.6
Smallville: Alien #12

Mar 8, 2014

Smallville: Alien #12 is a great ending to another great arc.  It ties up the story and sets up the future of the book so there isn't much more you could ask for.  The character development and great art make it one of the best books out there so do yourself a favor and read it.

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9.7
The Paybacks #1

Mar 28, 2016

I can't think of a funnier book to recommend to comic book fans.  Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal rip everything a new a-hole and had me laughing every step of the way.  This book is the bastard child of Watchmen and Naked Gun and yes, that is a huge compliment.  Highly Recommended.

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9.4
The Paybacks #2

Apr 11, 2016

Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal and Geoff Shaw combine to give readers such a great satire of superhero comics, but this issue shows that they can do more than laugh and point at the status quo.  This issue can proudly sit alongside the Avengers and the Justice League as an equal even as it makes fun of them.  That's a winning combination and one that has me fired up to read the rest of the series asap.  If you are a fan of superhero comics, you'll love The Paybacks.  If you hate superhero comics, you may just love it more.

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9.0
The Paybacks #3

Apr 18, 2016

This is the penultimate issue of the series and while it is mainly setup for the finale, I loved it still.  I really cannot recommend this series enough to every comic fan out there.  With the sequel coming out this summer, why not jump in now and get caught up?  I did and it was one of the best decisions I have made since eating ten tacos in one minute to win fifty cents!

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9.5
The Paybacks #4

May 2, 2016

The only thing I can say bad about this series and this issue in particular is that I want so much more. Thankfully, Heavy Metal is continuing it because it really feels like things are just heating up...probably because they are.  We finally see the mystery big bad and it just opens up a world of possibilities going forward.  I will be reviewing The Paybacks when it comes out this Summer and I can't wait!!!  If you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favor and grab the trade (it just came out), but remember, it's mine!

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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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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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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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9.8
Green Arrow (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

Green Arrow #24 is that rare comic that has it all.  The story is nonstop adventure and action and the art is breathtaking.  The book is made to be a jumping on point for the uninitiated and also has enough fan service to please long time fans.  Seriously, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2011) #25

Nov 7, 2013

Lemire and Sorrentino takes the loose Zero Year ties and turns it into the strongest tie-in to date.  Oliver and Batman are heroes at the beginning of their careers and it shows.  The interaction between them, Diggle and a certain murderous insect are great.  Highly recommended.

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9.5
Green Arrow (2011) #26

Dec 5, 2013

Green Arrow #26 is a great start to the Outsiders War arc and a great comic in general.  The art and storytelling are fantastic and has the bonus of being newcomer friendly.  To say there is no reason not to read this is ridiculous because everyone is reading it already, right?  If not, go out now and buy Lemire and Sorrentino's entire Green Arrow run and get cracking!

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9.5
Green Arrow (2011) #27

Jan 11, 2014

Green Arrow #27 is a must read for Green Arrow fans.  The Outsider's War is heating up and with Lemire and Sorrentino at the helm, this train is making hay.  Seriously, pick it up now.

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9.8
Green Arrow (2011) #28

Feb 6, 2014

Green Arrow #28 has it all.  Lemire's storytelling is top notch and Sorrentino's art is second to none.  The Outsiders War is nearing an end, but it is so good I wish it could last forever.  Highly recommended.

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9.3
Green Arrow (2011) #29

Mar 6, 2014

Green Arrow #29 continues the Outsiders War, but it's the continued character development that I really enjoyed.  Lemire and Sorrentino have created such varied characters and such a great world for Ollie to fight with and in and in this issue it really pays off.  The ending is crazy, but I'm counting on Lemire to make it all better next month.  Damn it, I can't wait until next month.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2011) #30

Apr 4, 2014

Green Arrow #30 continues the Outsiders War and while Jeff Lemire throws so many characters at the reader, it is a more personal fight for Ollie.  Andrea Sorrentino's art combined with Lemire's writing make this a book that's hard to beat.

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9.5
Green Arrow (2011) #31

May 7, 2014

Green Arrow #31 ends the Outsiders War in great fashion.  The story is great and the art is awesome.  What else can I say?  Everyone should be reading this book and this arc is as great a place to start as any.  Highly recommended.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2011) #32

Jun 6, 2014

Green Arrow #32 is a great jumping on point for new readers, but is an awesome book for longtime readers as well.  It's such a great combination of old and new and Lemire and Sorrentino do it all so well.  Please read this book and make it the best seller it deserves to be.

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9.7
Green Arrow (2011) #33

Jul 6, 2014

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino just don't know how to make a bad issue of Green Arrow.  This month they give us great action, dialogue and Emiko.  She is so good and is poised to be a breakout character.  I'm sad their run is coming to an end, but I'm so glad I was around to enjoy every bit of it.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2011) #34

Aug 10, 2014

Green Arrow #34 is a bittersweet, but satisfying end to an incredible run.  Lemire, Sorrentino and Maiolo are such a great team and it's a shame to see them go.  However, they show their greatness one last time by tying things up and leaving so much potential for the new creative team.  This is how a run should end.

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9.3
Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1

Dec 10, 2014

Conner and Palmiotti tone down the inappropriateness a bit to give three really good Holiday stories.  Harley is involved, so things still get nutty and hilarious, but it was a nice break for the Holiday Season.  All three artists do a great job and at the risk of sounding cheesy, this was a great early present for anyone who picks this issue up.  Highly recommended.

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8.5
Moon Knight (2016) #4

Jul 11, 2016

After how much I loved the first three issues, this one took a step back, but it was a miniscule step. There were some awesome moments, but the stuff in between those moments was a little dull. The cliffhanger brought it back up for me, and I can't wait for #5.

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9.7
Moon Knight (2016) #5

Aug 8, 2016

When a character that's only been around since 1975 is already on its eighth different ongoing series, it's usually not good news. That normally means that a lot of different things have been tried and none have caught on. But Jeff Lemire has taken a whole different approach to the character and is elevating Moon Knight beyond what anyone expected. If you're looking for a great new comic that seems to get better with every issue, you need to check out Moon Knight.

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9.5
Moon Knight (2016) #6

Sep 12, 2016

I absolutely love this series. Jeff Lemire is weaving an amazing story with Moon Knight. Even though I miss Greg Smallwood's art, the story more than makes up for it. Sure, I have no clue what exactly is going on, but I can't wait to find out.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #7

Oct 17, 2016

This is down issue for me, yet I'm still giving it an 8. That's how good this series is. Jeff Lemire hasn't let me down with this character yet, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he wraps all of this together. Seriously, read this book.

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10
Moon Knight (2016) #8

Nov 7, 2016

Call it a clich, but I really can't wait until next month. This book is so good. The story is confusing as hell but also intriguing as hell. I only wish DC had this book so it could come out twice a month. I say it every month, but you really need to pick this up.

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9.0
Moon Knight (2016) #9

Dec 12, 2016

Please, Mr. Marvel, never take Jeff Lemire off of this book. He is telling a Moon Knight story like no writer ever has. Even though not much happens in this one, my faith is in Lemire that there will be a payoff.

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9.8
Moon Knight (2016) #10

Jan 9, 2017

Jeff Lemire continues his trippy, long-form story by giving us a glimpse at a young Marc Spector. I've loved every issue so far, and I can't wait to see where Lemire takes this book next.

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10
Moon Knight (2016) #11

Feb 6, 2017

This book may not be for everyone. Some people might not like the fact that the story isn't getting any clearer and more questions keep getting raised. Some people might not like the art style. Some might hate the long-form story that doesn't have natural arcs. I am definitely not one of those people. I love everything that I just mentioned. My only complaint is that one issue a month isn't enough for me. I want more.

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9.5
Moon Knight (2016) #12

Mar 13, 2017

This book is, without a doubt, my favorite book I'm reading from any publisher at the moment. I can't get enough of it. Each month while I'm waiting for the next issue to come out, I keep rereading the rest of the run and trying to predict what's coming next. Any fan of good storytelling that doesn't mind a slow burn will enjoy this book. Do yourself a favor and give it a try.

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9.4
Super Sons #1

Feb 15, 2017

I have been waiting for this book for what seems like ages and Tomasi and Jimenez don't disappoint.  While it doesn't stray far from the already established formula, why fix what ain't broke?  Tomasi gives us some great interaction between Damian and Jon and Jimenez makes it all look great.  What else could you ask for?  Really, I want to know.

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9.2
Super Sons #2

Mar 15, 2017

This book remains my jam!  The interaction between Jon and Damian is so good that the story is just gravy.  With Lex Luthor, great art and a shoutout to the Amazo Virus, there is so much to like in this issue.  Highly recommended.

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9.2
Delete #1

Mar 28, 2016

Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and John Timms start off their near future, brain controlling, action movie mystery book off in style.  I am intrigued to see where it is all going and am already invested in the main characters, Spencer and Kalina.  Hey, it's pretty much Team Harley Quinn giving us a story that's a combination of The Last of Us, 1984, Minority Report and a whole bunch of other things I'm too stupid to know about.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1

Dec 14, 2014

I was really impressed with Vertigo's first digital effort. The Wolf Among Us is not just for Fables fans as Sturges and Justus do an excellent job getting everyone up to speed in no time at all. Mix in Steve Sadowski's nice art and I'm definitely coming back for more. If you are a fan of Fables or similar fiction (Once Upon a Time, Grimm...) or just want a mature title with an intriguing story, check this out. Highly Recommended.

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9.3
Fables: The Wolf Among Us #2

Dec 21, 2014

Fables: The Wolf Among Us #2 is another really good issue for this young series.  The mature storytelling feels fresh and the art is really good.  Things obviously never go right for Bigby Wolf and if I was a betting man, I'd say they are about to get worse.  I know I'll be there no matter what because I'm sold on this series.  Highly Recommended.

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9.2
Harley Quinn: Futures End #1

Sep 28, 2014

Even if you are tired of the grimness of Futures End, you'll love this issue.  It's fun, ridiculous and has the Joker.  This issue is just another reason why Conner, Palmiotti and Hardi are one of my favorite creative teams today.

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9.8
Invader Zim #1

Apr 2, 2016

If you are an Invader Zim fan, you should be reading this comic.  The gangs all here and Vasquez and Alexovich make sure they are just like you remember.  If you never watched the cartoon and always wanted to see what the buzz was about, this issue is a great jumping on point and should make you into an instant fan.  It's a great, all-ages comic that is fun. looks great and had me laughing the whole way through.  That doesn't happen often.

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8.5
Invader Zim #2

Apr 18, 2016

Invader Zim #2 continues the fun that Invader Zim #1 started.  I hope that Invader Zim #3 continues what Invader ZIm #2 did.  Don't get me started about Invader Zim #4...Wait a second.  I'm sorry, let me close the Comic Reviews for Dummies book.  Okay, that's better.  This series is a dream come true for Invader Zim fans and those who want to know what all the hype was (is?) about.  If you are in either of those groups or just want to read a hilarious comic with great characters, give this book a try.  I bet you Logan would love it if I can just stop him from doing all that playing and exercising.

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9.4
Justice League: Gods and Monsters #1

Jul 17, 2015

After the three origin stories, we finally get to the heart of the matter, but if you expected the Justice League to just be handed to the reader, you would be dead wrong.  J.M. DeMatteis gets everyone (new readers included) up to speed and then presents us with a couple of intriguing mysteries while showing us that we are still a bit from seeing the Justice League.  Everything up until now has been all about character so I wouldn't expect anything different from this story.  Thony Silas' art is great as usual and I can't wait to read the next issue.  Highly recommended.

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9.5
Justice League: Gods and Monsters #2

Jul 18, 2015

J. M. DeMatteis opens up the world of Gods and Monsters this issue and I loved everything we see.  Favorite characters are introduced and we get a glimpse of the reason the Justice League will eventually be formed.  It's not exactly heroic, but that's what makes it so great.  Thony Silas' art is a treat to look at and the story is moving ahead and in a different direction than I ever imagined.  I want more now!

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8.8
Justice League: Gods and Monsters #3

Jul 19, 2015

This issue was a bit heavy on the setup, but watching Superman and Wonder Woman in the Eternity Institute and Batman looking for clues in San Francisco was still great.  We are still far from seeing the Justice League, but the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to come together, even as the mystery of Jackson Alpert widens.  Thony Silas continues nailing the art and as usual, I can't wait for next issue.

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9.0
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Superman #1

Jul 5, 2015

J.M. DeMatteis has another winner on his hands.  He follows up his excellent Batman story with a great new take on Superman that has me guessing (and anticipating) what comes next.  Moritat's art really shines here and is perfect for this story.  I can't recommend this issue and the whole series enough.

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9.0
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Superman #2

Jul 6, 2015

If the first issue of this story wasn't dark enough for you, I think you'll be okay with this one. Superman is dark and brooding,,,and he isn't even Superman yet. Even though this is only a three issue story, J.M. DeMatties is taking his time telling this story and it's already paying off. I am rooting for Hernan even while I'm afraid of him. Moritiat's art is great, but it's his color work that makes it so special. Highly Recommended.

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9.5
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Superman #3

Jul 12, 2015

This issue ends the awesome Superman origin story in a dark and fitting way.  J.M. DeMatteis used the first two issues to set up Hernan as a conflicted character and it pays off big time here.  The pain and scars he bears make this Superman feels so real even as bullets bounce off his chest.  Mortitat's art helps tell the story and make this book a joy to look at.  Overall, this was another great issue in a series that hasn't let me down yet.  Bring on Wonder Woman!

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9.2
Red Hood: The Lost Days #1

Mar 3, 2017

I thought this issue read like a brilliant first chapter to an epic novel. The artwork did not distract me from the story at all. I was particularly fascinated with the portrayal of Jason Todd's current psychological state. Since we are dealing with comics, there's not much to go on in terms of the effects of the brain after death. I am not a neurologist but one could speculate that there would be some type of damage towards the brain as a result of asphyxiation. I hope that writer, Judd Winick explores this a little bit more in this mini-series. All in all, a spectacular start to an already addictive story!

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9.0
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Apocalypse #1

Feb 23, 2014

The Unwritten - Apocalypse #1 is a book unlike any I've read. It's thought provoking, confusing, funny, mature and a delight to look at. Mike Carey shows the reader the path without guiding them by the hand and Peter Gross makes the journey inspiring to look at. New readers can start the journey, but I'm guessing veterans will get the most out of it. Being one of the new, I'm still looking forward to taking the leap and learning more about Tom Taylor and the World he lives in.

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9.5
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Apocalypse #2

Feb 24, 2014

Overall, The Unwritten - Apocalypse #2 is a complex, dense and layered story. Mike Carey makes you work for your enjoyment, but it's worth the effort. It helps that Peter Gross' art is so good as well. I recommend this issue and series to anyone looking for a great story that isn't spoon fed to the reader.

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9.2
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Apocalypse #3

Jun 23, 2014

The Unwritten - Apocalypse #3 is a dense, mysterious and awesome issue. Mike Carey makes you work for your meal, but in the end it's well worth it. Peter Gross' art tells the story just as much as the words on the pages his awesome drawings inhabit. If you are looking for a mature and literate title, this is the one you should be reading. Highly Recommended.

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9.5
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Apocalypse #4

Jun 23, 2014

The Unwritten - Apocalypse #4 ends the War Stories arc in grand fashion with great dialogue and characterizations. Mike Carey ties in old and new threads to make this a story that demands to be read. It's really that good. Peter Gross' gets to show his flair for expression and emotions that makes the combination of art and story seamless. Please read this book.

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9.0
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Apocalypse #5

Jun 24, 2014

The Unwritten is a book about the power of storytelling so it's no surprise this issue is so strong on that front. This issue is a backstory, a one-shot and a setup all rolled up into one. Mr. Bun fans will be thrilled and everyone else will enjoy another great issue. Either way, this book is one of my favorites and highly recommended.

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8.8
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Apocalypse #6

Jun 24, 2014

The Unwritten - Apocalypse #6 is as straight forward an issue as you might get in this series.  Mike Carey gives us great setup to the upcoming conflict and Peter Gross' art is amazing.  Anyone looking for a mature title with a great story and art should get this book now.

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9.2
Wonder Woman: Earth One #1

Apr 5, 2016

Grant Morrison has reached back to give fans a different take on Wonder Woman that is new, exciting, yet still familiar. This book is easy to get into, but with itstwists and turns andbeautiful art, is very hard to put down. I highly recommend this to every comic book fan, but if you are a Wonder Woman fan, I demand you pick it up. You can thank me later.

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9.5
Injustice: Gods Among Us #23

Aug 21, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us #23 is another winner.  Tom Taylor's script is excellent and the art team of Casas, Lopez and Raapack back it up.  This comic continues to impress week in and week out.

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8.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #30

Aug 6, 2013

Injustice Gods Among Us #30 is a lull in the action, but it is a welcome lull.  Those readers who like to see the inspirational and good Superman are in for a treat.  Though this is not a must read by any means, it is an issue that left me with a huge smile on my face.

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8.8
Injustice: Gods Among Us #31

Aug 13, 2013

Tom Taylor has delivered another strong issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us.  Like the series as a whole, if you played the game you know that some twists won't stick and other turns lead to different paths.  What is great about this comic though, is that you see how these events slowly develop and come into play.  Some of us may know how the story ends, but isn't it the journey that really counts?

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9.5
Injustice: Gods Among Us #32

Aug 21, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us #32 is another winner.  Tom Taylor's script is excellent and the art team of Casas, Lopez and Raapack back it up.  This comic continues to impress week in and week out.

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8.5
Injustice: Gods Among Us #33

Aug 28, 2013

Injustice : Gods Among Us #33 continues Tom Taylor's great streak.  Green Arrow shows what a hero does when he has no hope and Superman shows what a man does when he's pushed too far.  A sad moment in a tale full of sad moments to come.

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9.0
Injustice: Gods Among Us #34

Sep 4, 2013

Meanwhile, Batman knows he must synthesize the super pill or everyone will die at the hands of the man of steel.  This issue is an emotional one.  The Kent's and Jor-El beg Superman to come to his senses while Batman tries to solve the problem on his own.  Catwoman shows how much she loves Batman and he does the same in his own special way.  The big battle is on the horizon.The story has been so good that I sometimes forget to mention the art.  Mike Miller's art is great.  Everything about this book is great.  Once again, Tom Taylor has produced an outstanding issue.  The emotional ride continues and we get to see how the feud between Superman and Batman is effecting everyone one around them.  Highly recommended.

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9.8
Injustice: Gods Among Us #35

Sep 10, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us #35 is another great chapter in a great run.  We finally get to see Batman and Superman square off and the wait has been worth it.  Everything rings true between them which makes the end result even more upsetting.  I seem to say it every week, but I can't wait until next issue.

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10
Injustice: Gods Among Us #36

Sep 21, 2013

Injustice has be so good every week. This book deserves to be read by everyone who is any sort of superhero fan. The wait until the next issue will be painful, but at least we got another stellar issue as a send off.

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9.0
Smallville: Harbinger #1

Jan 7, 2014

I really enjoyed Smallville: Harbinger #1.  Bryan Q. Miller can write Superman, but he shows he can write Zatanna as well.  I really like the art of Daniel HDR and the final pages promise a fun teamup for this miniseries.

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8.0
Smallville: Harbinger #2

Jan 11, 2014

Smallville: Harbinger #2 is a great continuation of Bryan Q. Miller's miniseries.  This issue focused more on characterization and it's all the better for it.  Constantine and Zatanna are so good together and they better be because the true villain is a big one.

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9.5
Smallville: Harbinger #3

Jan 21, 2014

Smallville: Harbinger #3 is a fun, action packed romp featuring two of DC's favorite dark characters.  Zatanna and Constantine go so well together and Bryan Q. Miller does them justice.  Combine that with excellent art by Daniel HDR and you have yourself a winner.  Highly recommended.

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9.8
Smallville: Harbinger #4

Jan 25, 2014

Smallville: Harbinger #4 wraps up the mini series in such a satisfying way.  Bryan Q. Miller gives us a conclusion to the arc, but also the promise of these characters coming back later, which is great.  We also get a great cameo and a huge (HUGE) twist reveal that will have Teen Titans fans so happy.  Highly Recommended.

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9.2
Smallville: Titans #1

Oct 12, 2013

Smallville: Teen Titans #1 is a great start to the miniseries.  It reads like a lost pilot to a Smallville spin off television series.  It is fun and action packed and should be read by Smallville and Teen Titan fans alike.  Highly recommended.

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9.0
Smallville: Titans #2

Oct 12, 2013

Smallville: Titans #2 was another solid issue.  Instead of the breakneck action of last issue, we get more characterization and back story.  The team and the book are all the better for it.  I can't wait for next issue.

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8.8
The Royals: Masters Of War #1

Feb 15, 2014

The Royals: Masters of War #1 is a great start to a new story that is both exciting and intriguing.  Rob Williams has set the stage for a great tale and the art of Simon Coleby is just as impressive.  Fans of superheroes and/or military comics should pay attention because this has the potential to be very special.

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8.5
The Royals: Masters Of War #2

Mar 30, 2014

The Royals: Masters of War #2 is another good chapter in this six part series.  Rob Williams gives World Super Powers a whole new meaning and Simon Coleby's art makes the alternate tale come to life.  If you are a comic buff who likes history or a history buff who reads comics, do yourself a favor and pick this book up.

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9.0
The Royals: Masters Of War #3

Apr 13, 2014

Rob Williams and Simon Coleby have a winner that everyone can enjoy.  It's so much more than a War book or a superhero book.  The story is character driven and the art is epic.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
The Royals: Masters Of War #4

May 18, 2014

The Royals: Masters of War #4 is another great issue in an already great series.  The horrors of War are seen first hand and a new Royal has entered the battle.  This book should be in every one's pull list.

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9.5
The Royals: Masters Of War #5

Jun 12, 2014

The Royals: Masters of War #5 is the best of an already excellent series.  Rob Williams and Simon Coleby have given us a mature, thought provoking comic that is also so much damn fun.  This book deserves to be read by everyone.  Highly Recommended.

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10
The Royals: Masters Of War #6

Jul 20, 2014

I loved this issue and the series as a whole.  I'm sad to see it end, but wouldn't want it any other way.  If you are looking for a mature comic that is action packed, thought provoking and beautiful, pick up the whole series now.  You will not be disappointed.  Highly recommended.

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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
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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8.0
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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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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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/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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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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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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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
Dungeons & Dragons (2016) #1

May 21, 2016

Jim Zub really gives D&D fans a cool issue and some awesome promises for the future.  If you are any sort of Dungeons and Dragons fan, you should at least give this first issue a peak.  It has some awesome action, cool characters a sense of humor and...Minsc and Boo! Nelson Daniel's art was the highlight for me and after the cliffhanger, I really can't wait for next issue and what might come after that.

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9.0
Dungeons & Dragons (2016) #2

Jun 21, 2016

Or heroes are in Ravenloft which is awesome, but so far, it just seems as a way to show how over-the-top awesome Minsc is.  That is not a bad thing, but I really hope that Jim Zub concentrates more on the other party members going forward.  Nelson Daniel's art is excellent and I can recommend this comic to D&D fans, but also any fan who is looking for a good time adventure with a large dose of humor and great art.  That is me and that's why I gave this issue a...

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9.0
Dungeons & Dragons (2016) #3

Aug 13, 2016

I love this series so much!  To a comic book reader, this issue may seem like a lot of setup, but for a D&D fan, this type of issue is just as important as slaying a dragon.  The downtime in a D&D campaign is all about character interaction and development and that's exactly what Jim Zub gives us here.  Couple that with the excellent art by Nelson Daniel and this is an issue and a series that every fantasy fan should grab right now!

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8.0
Empress #5

Aug 15, 2016

I continue to be a big fan of this story and the art. I'd like to get a little more backstory, but I can live with the excitement of seeing what predicament they'll get their way out of next. The only thing that brings this issue down a little bit for me is the same cliffhanger ending we've seen throughout the series. To be honest though, it still leaves me looking forward to the next issue, so I can't hate on it too much.

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9.5
Empress #6

Sep 26, 2016

This issue slows down a little bit from the last one with not as much action going on, but we get some awesome progression of the story. The book looks fantastic and is set up for a kick ass ending.

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9.5
Empress #7

Nov 28, 2016

Fantastic. From start to finish, this book is fantastic. Millar and Immonen have made something really special here and I can't wait to see this adapted onto the big screen. This is a master class in how to make good comics. Any comic book fan should read this book.

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9.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #23

Aug 23, 2013

This is the issue that brings New Guardians back to where it was before the never ending cross-overs with the Third Army, and then the First Lantern. I can easily see this becoming my favorite title again, as it was the first year of the New 52, and I can't be happier about it. Pick it up, read it, love it.

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9.0
Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International: San Diego #1

Jul 16, 2014

Anyone picking this issue up knows what they are in for...Harley being Harley in San Diego.  It's hilarious from cover-to-cover and is just a blast to read.  Harley will never be confused for "high brow", but isn't that why she's so popular?  It's fun to just kick back and laugh out loud and that's what you'll do when reading this one-shot.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
Haunted Mansion #4

Jul 4, 2016

This book kind of slides between genres and might only catch a select group's eyes and that is a shame.  If you are looking for an adventure story with great characters and art that fits the spooky feel to a tee, then here it is!  I know that Danny is trying to get out of the Haunted Mansion, but if I had my druthers, I'd never let him leave.  Am I an awful person?  Yes.  Am I loving this book?  Again, yes.

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9.5
IvX #1

Dec 19, 2016

Wow, this book took me by surprise. I know my love for Jeff Lemire brought me into this book with high hopes that it would be good; but I didn't expect this. Amazing story, with phenomenal pacing and great art. Leaving you wanting to see what happens next.

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9.0
IvX #2

Jan 16, 2017

Another solid issue. The art is phenomenal and is perfectly suited for this book and Lemire and Soule show how well they can set a story up and not leave you with a boring issue. Highly recommend picking this one up.

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9.0
IvX #3

Jan 30, 2017

This is another great issue, but I hope all of the setup gets wrapped up by the end. All in all that is what this issue was set up, and I have to say, with all the events going on in comics right now I am hoping nothing gets left unanswered. Luckily for us, we have two powerhouses writing this book and my faith in them is still strong. This art is fantastic, my favorite pages are the ones with Karnak and Jean Grey, those eyes… PERFECTION

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8.5
IvX #4

Feb 13, 2017

Now this is becoming a lot of repeat information coming to the readers… And I have a feeling that this book isn't going to end how I thought from the beginning. This was the fight of all fights and the build up for that is amazing, but the younger Inhumans might end up being an X-Factor for Mutant Kind. Again I don't understand how they can't figure out a solution together where Mutants and Inhumans can both co-exist, but we wouldn't have this awesome piece of work had they figured that out.

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9.0
Kill Or Be Killed #5

Jan 21, 2017

I felt like a kid again on Christmas when I sat down to read one of my favorite current ongoing comic book series. The wait was well worth it. I understand how Cleveland felt when LeBron came back to the Cav's.

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9.0
Royal City #1

Mar 4, 2017

Royal City gives a lot for a first issue. Some amazing characterization and emotional story telling told in such a small time makes it easy to become quickly attached. The only problem is I could see it not being for everyone and could possibly be seen as divisive. In a medium that is usually filled with genre work something a little more realistic can easily be seen boring. Though, I contest it is so much more.

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9.5
Smallville: Lantern #1

Mar 15, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #1 is a great start to what I'm sure is going to be a fun arc.  Bryan Q. Miller's writing is a given and Marcio Takara brings a unique style along for the ride.  From the incredible Cat Staggs' cover to Superman reciting the Green Lantern Oath and everything in between, you can't go wrong reading this issue.

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8.0
Smallville: Lantern #2

Mar 23, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #2 is another setup issue.  We get a favorite character's introduction complete with new origin story and Superman dealing with his new power set.  It's a slow build up, but I love the story and can't wait to see where it's going.

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9.8
Smallville: Lantern #3

Mar 29, 2014

Smallville: Lantern was off to a slower start, but that changed with this issue.  Bryan Q. Miller hits the reader with two huge reveals, a history of the Green Lantern Corp and some awesome Oliver Queen humor.  A weekly book has no right being this jam packed.  Highly recommended.

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8.0
Smallville: Lantern #4

Apr 5, 2014

Maybe I was spoiled by the explosiveness of last week's issue, but Smallville: Lantern #4 was a bit of a letdown.  However, with Bryan Q. Miller, even a letdown is a good issue.  The character interactions are great, but the story is put on hold until next week.  Granted, I can't wait until next week as usual.

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9.2
Smallville: Lantern #5

Apr 11, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #5 gets the series back on track after a bit of a letdown last week.  Bryan Q, Miller gives us three branching plots that are all heading for a collision course.  Marcio Takara's art is good and really gives the action some pop.  The old feeling of loving this book is back.

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9.3
Smallville: Lantern #6

Apr 18, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #6 expands on the Smallville version of the Green Lantern mythos in a big way.  Bryan Q. Miller is slowly opening up the Universe to Superman and luckily, we are there for the ride.  Marcio Takara's art is dark and gritty like the story.  This mini is becoming epic.

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9.8
Smallville: Lantern #7

Apr 25, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #7 is just a great comic.  Bryan Q. Miller brings the fight back to Earth and expands the teams fighting the war.  Marcio Takara's art just keeps getting better with each issue.  This arc is so good and every Smallville, Superman, Green Lantern and/or comic book fan should be reading it.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
Smallville: Lantern #8

May 3, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #8 proves once and for all that setup issues aren't bad.  It is awesome and sets up so much that is sure to pay off in a huge way.  Bryan Q. Miller and Marcio Takara are firing on all cylinders and I can't wait until next week.  Highly Recommended.

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8.5
Smallville: Lantern #9

May 9, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #9 lines everything up for the final part of the story.  It is a bit of a setup issue, but we get so many good moments that I loved it anyway.  Bryan Q. Miller may break my heart, but Marcio Takara is sure to make it look great.  I can't wait until next week to see what happens.  Cross your fingers that it involves Lex and NOBODY dies.

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9.0
Smallville: Lantern #10

May 16, 2014

I'm going to be upset when Smallville: Lantern is over.  Bryan Q. Miller continues the story with a few awesome cameos thrown in and a crazy cliffhanger to boot.  Everything is coming to a head and I can't wait to see it all come together in the next few weeks.  Ig Guara is on art and makes everything look great and Cat Staggs gives us the best cover yet.  Add it up and you get another great issue of what is DC Comics best weekly series, IMHO.

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9.0
Smallville: Lantern #11

May 23, 2014

Smallville: Lanterns #11 is another great issue in a really good story arc.  Bryan Q. Miller's story teamed with Ig Guara's art makes it a must read.  I can't wait for next week's finale, but I will be sad when it's over.  Highly Recommended (Internet Journalistic Integrity seal of approval).

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9.0
Smallville: Lantern #12

May 30, 2014

Smallville: Lantern #12 ends another great arc and gets the reader fired up about the next one to boot.  Bryan Q. Miller gives us everything we want to see in a Smallville book and Marcio Takara is there to bring it to life.  I always seem to say it, but this book deserves to be read by everyone.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds #1

Dec 27, 2016

Just having these characters back together again is enough to get me excited and Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez don't disappoint.  I am already invested in the story and can't imagine how pumped up I'll be when we get the other Lanterns involved.  If you are a fan of either franchise, check this book out immediately!

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9.0
Swamp Thing (2011) Annual #3

Nov 4, 2014

This Annual felt like a personal story from Charles Soule to those who've been with him for his full run.  Capucine has been such a great character and we get to say goodbye to her in style.  While having five artists on any book is beyond ridiculous, each one does a good enough job to overlook it.  Charles Soule has done so much for the Swamp Thing Mythos, but it's stories like this that I'm going to miss most when he's gone.

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9.0
Teen Titans Go! #16

Jun 4, 2016

This is another enjoyable issue of Teen Titans Go!  This book is one of those, if you like, you like it, but if you have no heart and hate having fun, nothing here will change your mind and save your soul from the fiery pit below.  It's a no brainer for anyone who is a fan of the cartoon and anybody out there who gets it for their kids, take a peek at it and I'm sure you'll find an easter egg or five that will make you shake your head and chuckle.  You better...remember, fiery pit below!

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9.0
Teen Titans Go! #32

Jun 21, 2016

Sholly Fisch andMarcelo Di Chiara give readers another rip roaring good time. The Titans on a road trip in the Batmobile? Sign me up! It all leads to the humor and great in-jokes you'd expect from this series and in the end, I was smiling and laughing and I am sure that most people who pick this chapter up will do the same. Every issue is a good jumping on point for this book and you don't have to be young and/or watch the show to enjoy it. In fact, I might say that the best jokes are left for the older readers who know their DC Comics history. If you are any of the above, check out this book and I think you'll be happy you did.

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9.0
Teen Titans Go! #34

Aug 10, 2016

This is a fun little chapter of Teen Titans Go! that did exactly what I hoped it would do...make me smile. Derek Fridolfs writes and draws the heck out of the Titans and if you are looking for a quick read to put you in a good mood, check it out.

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9.0
The Hunt #1

Sep 4, 2016

I don't really know what's going on, but I'm excited as hell to see where it goes from here. Colin Lorimer has put together two issues that are almost completely set-up, but it's still awesome. I really can't wait until the next issue. I just hope the story lives up to the promise of these two issues.

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9.5
The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

Nov 14, 2015

This is a great first chapter of what is promised to be the definitive origin of Wonder Woman.  While that's a big statement, if the full series is as good, I'll have to agree with it.  Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon give the reader a great combination of story and art and I've already fallen in love with this book.  If you are a Wonder Woman fan, or a comic fan in general, give this first chapter a look see and I think you'll be hooked.

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9.6
The Legend of Wonder Woman #2

Nov 20, 2015

Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon continue giving readers a great book that Wonder Woman fans of all ages can enjoy.  While this middle chapter of the first arc is heavy in the setup department, the story is still top notch and the art is superb.  I have fallen head over heels in love with this title and expect everyone who gives it a try to do the same.

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9.8
The Legend of Wonder Woman #3

Nov 28, 2015

The Legends of Wonder Woman continues being a treat for Wonder Woman and comic fans in general.  This issue continues showing how a feisty little girl continues her journey towards being a hero.  The art and story combine to form a fairy tale like experience that looks and reads like a classic Disney film and I love it.  Please, don't read into DC Comics lack of support as anything but a huge faux pas on their part...this book is great.

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9.8
The Legend of Wonder Woman #4

Dec 8, 2015

This book is one of my favorites to read and review each week and this issue is no exception.  I am a big Wonder Woman fan and I am already in love with this version of the character and if this isn't considered a great origin story when all is said and done, I'll be shocked.  The fairytale quality of the story and art make it such an all ages treat and I recommend to anyone who loves the myth and magic of great storytelling.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #5

Dec 25, 2015

This chapter continues the retelling of Diana's journey to becoming Wonder Woman and it continues being a delight. The darkness that is consuming Themyscira continues plaguing Diana's thoughts, but there are greater dangers right in front of her. SHe is going to have to make some big decisions and if the cliffhanger is what it appears to be, her world is about to get turned upside down. If you are a fan of Wonder Woman or have anyone you want to have fall in love with the character, give them this series and consider it a done deal.

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8.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #6

Dec 25, 2015

I hate to say that this is a down issue because it's still good and filled with some pretty heavy reveals, but it's still setup heavy with not enough Diana.  It does set up some pretty major moments coming real soon and I can't wait.  I still recommend this series with all my heart, but this issue wasn't the best.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #7

Jan 11, 2016

This chapter is yet another great bit to this retelling of Wonder Woman's origin.  Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon deserve every accolade they are getting for this series and quite frankly, it's not enough.  I can't recommend this series as a whole and give it my full seal of approval...for what that's actually worth.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #8

Jan 17, 2016

This is yet another great chapter in the Legend of Wonder Woman.  Diana steps up to do what's right and while it's all to save Steve Trevor's life, we are left wondering who will save hers.  This is the most action packed chapter in the series so far and one that will have lasting ramifications.  If you have enjoyed the series up until now, you'll love this chapter.  If you want to see what this book is all about, this chapter will show you, but I suggest starting from the beginning.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #9

Mar 29, 2016

Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon keep hitting a home run with this book. If you are a Wonder Woman fan than this Digital First offering is a no brainer, but it really is a book for everyone. If you haven't jumped into the series yet, this is a great time to do so as the story is about to open up a whole lot more. Highly Recommended.

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8.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #10

Mar 29, 2016

Surprise, Surprise! I loved another chapter of The Legend of Wonder Woman. While this chapter's score is a little lower than most, that is only because this is more of a setup issue than the usual. It's understandable as De Liz has slowed the pace a bit to get everyone, including Diana, fully rested for the excitement ahead. By the hint of the cliffhanger, that should start next chapter. I can't wait!

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9.5
The Legend of Wonder Woman #11

Mar 31, 2016

If you are a Wonder Woman fan then you should be ready this series already, but if you've been staying away for some reason, I have two words for you...Etta Candy! Yep, Wonder Woman's best friend is in the house and she is as incredible as you could ever hope. This issue is all about her and I loved every second of it. Highly Recommended.

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8.5
The Legend of Wonder Woman #12

Apr 7, 2016

The Legend of Wonder Woman continues being my favorite Wonder Woman book and one I can easily recommend to anyone. This chapter is a great combination of setup, character moments and the hints of a very dark future that has me excited as ever going forward.

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8.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #13

Apr 8, 2016

This chapter starts a new arc in the story and because of that is setup heavy. That doesn't mean you should avoid it...it still has some cool cameos and any issue with Etta Candy is worth the price of admission. The art is as fantastic as usual and it looks like Diana is eventually headed to war after confirming that her biggest fear may indeed be true.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #14

Apr 15, 2016

De Liz and Dillon continue making this book one of the best choices for Wonder Woman fans of every age. As we get closer to Diana heading to war, we get a hilarious reveal, some cool cameos and a cliffhanger that is mysterious and awesome all rolled up into one. Highly Recommended.

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8.5
The Legend of Wonder Woman #15

Apr 26, 2016

This chapter pushes the Legend of Wonder Woman story forward to it's next destination and while I can't wait to get there, I enjoyed this one for the interactions between Etta, Diana and Steve Trevor. Yep, Steve Trevor is back for a little bit, but I'm sure we will see him again soon enough. The story here may be setup, but it's still good and the art is as stunning as ever. Until further notice, this is THE Wonder Woman book that everyone should be reading.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #16

Apr 29, 2016

Diana and Etta are in France and while Etta continues her fight against Pamela Smuthers, Diana is getting closer and closer to the Duke of Deception. While we get a little Steve Trevor action, the chapter ends with Diana getting the information she's been looking for and I can't wait to see what happens next. The story and art continue making this a series I can recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys good comics. Drop the Mic!

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9.2
The Legend of Wonder Woman #17

Apr 30, 2016

If you've been waiting for Diana to act and look more like Wonder Woman, than De Liz and Dillon have a chapter for you. While I was kind of afraid that this time would come, actually seeing it was awesome and made me eat my words. Believe me, they went down easier than six tacos and with such an action packed story and great art (with outstanding color work), I think that fans of this series will look at this chapter as a highlight among highlights. That's how good this series is...a series of highlights on top of other highlights all rolled up in one big highlight. I'm sorry if I sound like a fanboy...actually I don't! Highly Recommended.

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10
The Legend of Wonder Woman #18

May 3, 2016

If you have been reading this series just waiting until Diana becomes Wonder Woman, the time has come. She has pretty much announced herself to the world and Etta Candy is there to lend a helping hand, a needle and thread and impeccable taste! This chapter was so much fun and if it doesn't put a smile on your face, then I believe the Duke of Deception has already gotten to you.

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #19

May 5, 2016

De Liz and Dillon have done it again. They shift into the next part of Diana's life and we get the best of the past (Etta, the Duke of Deception...) and the hint at some new stuff that will blow your mind. Yes, this issue is setup, but as usual, I love everything it sets up and continue to recommend this book to every single person out there.

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8.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #20

May 5, 2016

This chapter may start out a bit forced, but ends with anincredibledisplay of the Duke of Deception's power. The art finishes up strong and it all has me wondering how Wonder Woman will get away from, let alone defeat, the Duke. We also get the beginnings of the Holliday Girls reunion tour and an impromptu flight lesson that certainly won't "vanish" in the future. Yes, I hope it leads to the Invisible Jet. Please, let it lead to the Invisible Jet!

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9.5
The Legend of Wonder Woman #21

May 5, 2016

This is one of those chapters that doesn't just transition into the next phase of the story of Wonder Woman, but lifts the veil from everything that's already happened. The cliffhanger is one of those "I don't know what's going to happen next" moments, but seriously, I don't know what's going to happen next and I can't wait to see how it all works out. If you have been reading this book since the beginning, this issue is for you.

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8.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #22

May 6, 2016

This chapter presents an intermission complete with a lovely song by the Holliday Girls. If the word on the street is correct, we are about to see some big ramifications of Diana's choice last chapter and with Steve Trevor flying off into danger, it just got even more personal for Diana. This chapter is a very quick read with the usual excellent art and a cameo of a much loved character. It may be a lull, but still take it any day and twice on Sundays!

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8.8
The Legend of Wonder Woman #23

May 6, 2016

This chapter introduces one of the best things in the Wonder Woman mythos and continues showing that Renae De Liz is going to cherry pick everything I want to see and put it in her comic. I'm starting to think that she has a similar mind meld going with me that Diana shares with the Duke of Deception, but instead of world domination and raising the dead, I'm thinking about outfits and vehicles. Yep, outfits and vehicles...just what a middle aged father of five boys sits around and thinks about all day, right? Please say "right"!

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9.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #24

May 6, 2016

This may be the darkest chapter of the series so far.  Things do not end in a nice little bow, but at least Diana proves that faith in yourself and others can go a long way to winning the day.  A long way, but unfortunately, not the whole way as we see the worst possible thing starting as the issue ends.  I hope her faith can carry her through and can't wait to see if it can.

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10
The Legend of Wonder Woman #25

May 12, 2016

How can I go on and on like this and not give this chapter a perfect score?  The answer is, I can't. The story and art combined into one of the best reads I've had since...well, probably the last time I gave this book a perfect score.  Listen, I'm a miserable man who loves to nitpick during my reviews and while I tried, I really couldn't find anything wrong with this chapter.

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8.0
The Legend of Wonder Woman #26

May 19, 2016

This issue is a whole lot of action and I didn't mind seeing Wonder Woman stretch her legs a bit.  I also liked that De Liz shows us exactly what makes Wonder Woman so great in the first place.  The art goes hand-in-hand with the action packed nature of the issue and it all leads to an ending that may not be a twist or a turn, but promises to finish it all in style next issue.  I'm still on cloud nine that De Liz and Dillon will get to continue telling Diana's story so really, everything is gravy right now.

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9.5
The Legend of Wonder Woman #27

Jun 3, 2016

While I am so happy this isn't the ending, Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon finish up their awesome first volume by tying things up and also giving fans huge hints and promises of what's to come.  It all makes the wait for the next bunch of stories easier and harder all at the same time.  I don't know if that makes any sense, but I do know that I love this book and beg and plead for everyone to at least give it a try.  I am not a guy who likes to put myself out on the limb much, but I will with this book because of the obvious care and love both De Liz and Dillon put into it.  Plus, it just kicks total butt!!!

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9.0
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #1

Jun 8, 2014

Tiny Titans: Back to the Treehouse #1 is just plain fun.  If you have young ones you want to get into reading comics, grab this right away.  If you just love good fun, get this comic.  It will remind you that good comics don't need blood and gore to be good.

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9.0
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #2

Jul 7, 2014

If you are looking for a fun, all ages comic that kids and adults can both enjoy, then this is the book for you.  Art Baltazar and Franco's love of the material comes through in every panel and it's infectious.  I smiled the whole way through and i'm still smiling.  Highly Recommended.

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8.8
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #3

Aug 17, 2014

Unless you are a jaded and cynical ogre, this book will make you smile.  It's one of the best all ages books out there and by all ages I just don't mean for kids.  Baltazar and Franco do such a good job, everyone can enjoy it.  Recommended.

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9.0
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #4

Sep 4, 2014

Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #4 is another great chapter of a book that is just pure fun.  We get a whose who of the DCU in a family friendly, all ages book that everyone can love.  This month we travel to Atlantis and while it's a different location, it's the same great time.  Highly Recommended.

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9.0
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #5

Oct 5, 2014

Art Baltazar and Franco know how to write an all ages comic that never talks down to the reader.  This issue continues the trend with excellent guest stars and a story that's as clever as it is absurd.  If there is a more fun time in comics, let me know because this book makes me smile the whole time I'm reading it...and they brought pancakes.

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9.0
Tiny Titans: Return To The Treehouse #6

Nov 9, 2014

This issue and series is just pure fun and great for any comic book fan.  Art Baltazar and Franco continue showing that an all-ages book can be smart, witty, cute and totally awesome.  Don't let any reason stop you from at least giving this book a shot.  While I'm sad that the series has ended, the continuation that's hinted to at the end will certainly make my frown turn upside down.

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9.0
Tomboy #1

Nov 23, 2015

I really enjoyed this book.  What appears to be a book aimed at preteen girls is really hiding a dark and dangerous superhero origin story of murder and revenge.  It's mysterious and mature and pretty damn good.  Mia Goodwin has a new fan.

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9.0
Uncanny X-Men (2016) #16

Dec 26, 2016

This tie-in gives you a good idea as to what one group of the Mutants are doing after Inhumans Vs X-Men #1. I was really pleased by the art in this issue and the best part is how well this story leads you and how the ending leaves you wanting the next issue.

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9.0
Wynter #1

May 26, 2014

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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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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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8.5
Deadpool: Back In Black #1

Oct 10, 2016

It's Deadpool and Venom, y'all! If you're looking for a fun comic that adds some cool backstory to one of Spider-Man's best villains and Marvel's best heroes, check this out. It definitely didn't disappoint.

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9.0
Deadpool: Back In Black #2

Oct 24, 2016

Cullen Bunn has Deadpool on lock. The guy just knows how to write Wade Wilson. Salve Espin's art is great and the supporting characters are awesome. This book really is a good time.

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9.3
Deadpool: Back In Black #3

Nov 14, 2016

Wade Wilson is back at it again with the crazy fun. Deadpool and Venom go together even better than I expected. I can honestly say I've never had as much fun reading a comic series as I do reading this one.

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8.5
Deadpool: Back In Black #4

Dec 5, 2016

Kraven the Hunter vs. Deadpool + Venom sounds like a good time to me. I think I might even shell out the ridiculous amount of money they charge for Pay-Per-View to watch this fight. That plus some character development for Venom? I'm in.

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9.0
Deadpool: Back In Black #5

Dec 19, 2016

Our mini-series has come to an end, and it was fun from start to finish. I can't see any reason why a comic fan wouldn't enjoy this book. Deadpool + Venom = Awesome.

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9.0
The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1

Mar 18, 2017

To sum up, then, this is a memorable introduction to a story that promises to be both intriguing and emotionally engaging. Its central narrative is strong and it is fit to burst with the kind of foreboding atmosphere that this reviewer finds almost impossible to resist. My one minor complaint is that The Spirit himself isn't in it very much. That aside, I can heartily recommend the issue – particularly if you like your comics pulpy and moody. A very strong start to what I suspect will be an outstanding series.

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8.8
The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2

Mar 25, 2017

Bits and Pieces:In many respects, this is a typical second issue. Threads are unravelling, but have yet to start tying together in any meaningful way. The sense of mystery is palpable, and the Spirit is given the chance to shine, not only in the fight with the bank robbers, but also in the interrogation scene that follows. The sense of menace, of something truly terrible happening that has yet to be fully revealed, is what makes this story particularly compelling and I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out in future issues. If you want a beautifully presented slice of pulp noir goodness with gorgeously atmospheric artwork and a really rather creepy plot, this is most definitely the book for you.

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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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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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8.8
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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8.8
Goldie Vance #1

Apr 18, 2016

Goldie Vance is a really good all-ages comic that feels like an updated Nancy Drew and that is okay with me.  Hope Larson uses this first issue to make the reader fall in love with Goldie as we see that like at the Crossed Palms Resort is full of mystery and adventure.  The story and art are a great combination of fun and I recommend it to anyone who wants to feel like a kid again.

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8.8
Grayson #1

Jul 9, 2014

Dick Grayson is is good hands.  Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin combine to make a really good first issue that has me relieved and looking forward to the next one already.  Dick feels right at home as a Secret Agent and while I'll always love Nightwing, I'm glad to have Dick Grayson any way I can.  Highly Recommended.

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8.5
Grayson #2

Aug 6, 2014

Grayson #2 is another good issue.  If you like zany 60's spy action that's fun and action packed, you'll be right at home.  Anyone worried that Dick wouldn't fit in a Spy book will be as surprised as me.  Tim Seeley has made it work and I can't wait to see what's in store for Dick in the future.

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8.4
Grayson #3

Oct 1, 2014

Grayson #3 is an issue I can finally recommend to Nightwing fans.  It's a fun little action story with the appropriate grey areas that spy books love to dabble in, but in the end it's Seeley and King showing that they don't want to change Dick, just his situation.  Mikel Janin's art is stellar and is just another reason to give this book a try.  If you bailed or never jumped in, this is the issue to get back on the trolley.

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9.0
Grayson #4

Nov 6, 2014

This issue is pure filler, but that's not exactly a bad thing.  Tim Seeley and Tom King give Dick Grayson fans a fun-filled issue that shows how fun it is to be him.  Without moving the story forward, they give us the most "Grayson" issue of Grayson yet and I really enjoyed it.  Mikel Janin helps out with some awesome art that accentuates the charm of the story and the fun characters within.  It may not convert the unbelievers, but Seeley, King and Janin are preaching to the choir when it comes to this reviewer.

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8.8
Grayson #5

Dec 3, 2014

Grayson #5 may not explain everything or push the story forward, but Tom King does what he has done best...reminding the reader that Dick Grayson is a great guy.  That and Mikel Janin's art have impressed me with every issue and that continues this month.  Fans of Dick and/or great characters in general should be reading this book.

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9.8
Grayson #6

Jan 14, 2015

Grayson was already one of my favorite books on the shelf, but by giving us a peek at the bigger picture, Tim Seeley and Tom King have put it right on top.  Every Dick Grayson fan (and comic fans in general) should be reading this book.  Seeley and King know Dick and Mikel Janin's art is just plain great. Highly Recommended.

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6.8
Grayson #7

Feb 4, 2015

Like I said, every Dick Grayson fan of any kind should read this book. Just don't start with this issue. That advice is not only because you won't know what the heck is going on, but this is the series weakest issue so far. The story and art both felt off, but the issue still showed the reader how great Dick is as a hero and a man. Grayson is still my favorite book, just not this issue.

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9.7
Grayson #8

Mar 4, 2015

I loved this issue, but that's not surprising since this is my favorite book.  I mention that because when it was announced, I was a huge detractor.  I wanted Nightwing back, but now that this first arc is over, I will do whatever it takes to keep Grayson.  Maybe even mind control.

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9.5
Grayson #9

Jun 24, 2015

I am a huge Grayson fan and this issue isn't changing that at all.  While it may not be a great jumping on point, it was pure gold for returning fans.  The story was a great mix of past and present and the art was it's usual greatness.  The issue has so many cool things to explore going forward and I'm gald I will be there for the ride.  If you haven't figured it out yet, I loved this issue!

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9.7
Grayson #10

Jul 22, 2015

Grayson is my favorite comic book on the shelves today and this issue only solidifies that fact.  While we are given a huge cliffhanger on the continuing murder mystery setup last issue, we also get some information on Spyral and an awesome guest star...Lex Luthor.  The interaction between Dick and Lex was so great, I want a teamup book right now.  The story and art in this issue is top of the line and combine into a must read book for anyone who's a fan of comics.  I may be a fanboy and certainly sound like on in this blurb, but this book deserves all the attention it gets and more...much more.  Highly recommended.

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10
Grayson #11

Aug 26, 2015

If you are a Grayson fan, this is a must read.  Saying that seems silly because of course you are going to read it, but a reviewer has to say things like that.  This is more for the Grayson haters that are still out there...get off your soapboxes and get to the comic book store and buy this book.  Your silly protest has lasted long enough and you are missing out on one of the best books period.  When you finally catch up to this issue, remember how great I said it was because by then you will agree with me and will thank me. You're Welcome.

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10
Grayson #12

Sep 23, 2015

I was expecting an emotional return to Gotham, but I couldn't have imagined just how emotional it would be.  Seeing Dick reunite with the Bat Family was great, but Tom King goes even further by using it to set up the ongoing story that only looks to be better from here on out.  No filler here. With a great story and outstanding art, I can't really find anything wrong with this issue.

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6.5
Grayson #13

Oct 29, 2015

Grayson is still my favorite book out right now, but this month's issue tried my patience a bit.  The usual great dialogue and exciting storytelling were MIA and even though the issue sends the book off in some cool directions, I found myself very close to bored.  I did love Mikel Janin's art, but this is the first issue of Grayson (besides the Annual)  that I would not recommend to anyone and everyone. That would make me sad if I wasn't dead inside.

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7.9
Grayson #14

Nov 26, 2015

The dialogue in this issue was over-the-top and laughable, but Tim Seeley gives us so much to push the narrative forward that I'm going to have to bite my tongue and accept it.  Seriously, longtime readers will eat this issue up as we learn about the formation and plan of Spyral and see what they will do to protect that secret.  The art does the job and the book ends pointing into the only direction that makes sense in the long run.  I can't wait for January to see Grayson versus Spyral!

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9.5
Grayson #15

Dec 10, 2015

This is that rare combination, a great tie-in that is also a great regular issue as well.  This issue rockets the Robin War forward and I am so excited to see what happens next.   Grayson has been my favorite DC book for a while and I hope this issue shows people not yet reading it what they've been missing.  By that, I mean great characterizations, dialogue, story and art.  That's a combination that's hard to beat.

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9.7
Grayson #16

Jan 29, 2016

I had so much fun reading this issue. Between the spot on humor and the pulse racing action is the continuation of the Spyral story that may not address Dick's recent doings, but who cares when it's this great. The only thing I didn't like here was a certain character being painted as a villain and I can look past that to smile at the spy/buddy cop homage that is Grayson #16.

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5.5
Grayson #17

Feb 24, 2016

This was one of the few issues of Grayson that I wasn't a fan of.  After last month, Tim Seeley jumped on and came off like a guy trying to capture someone else's magic.  The book was a mismatch of tones that just didn't work and the whole thing came off like a joke you've already heard. Hopefully Jackson Lanzing and Colin Kelly can spice things up in the coming months or else a great book will limp across the finish line.

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7.0
Grayson #18

Mar 23, 2016

This issue of Grayson is more big action movie than spy thriller, but with the series ending, it might just be what the doctor ordered.  Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly set up the end of this series with explosions, fistacuffs and a bunch or crazy surprises.  This may not be the best Grayson issue yet, but Lanzing and Kelly show they are quite capable of ending the series on a high note.

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4.5
Grayson #19

Apr 27, 2016

Lanzing and Kelly were called on to end this series and get it to Rebirth and while they will certainly get that job done, I can't say it will be in style.  People are always saying to enjoy the journey, but I just want this to end.  Better yet, could we rewind and have Seeley, King and Janin end it months ago. This issue is a confusing mess that I can't recommend to anyone and is starting to make the Nightwing fans that have been yelling at me look very smart.  They aren't smart...they just look like it right now.

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7.5
Grayson #20

May 25, 2016

It may not sound sexy, but Lansing and Kelly came in to do a job and did it. Dick Grayson and Helena Bertinelli are ready for their Rebirth closeups and even though we all knew how it would happen, they still threw in some cool surprises. This whole series was a celebration of Dick Grayson and it ends as just that.  I already miss this series.

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8.5
He-Man & The Masters of the Universe (2013) #11

May 5, 2014

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #11 may be exposition heavy, but Hssss' history and plan are worth it.  Dan Abnett also gives us plenty of action with Teela leading the way towards next issue and the final battle. The art of Tom Derenick is a welcome addition and this book looks great. I can't wait for next issue.

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9.0
He-Man & The Masters of the Universe (2013) #12

May 6, 2014

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #12 is a great end to an increasingly good arc. Dan Abnett gives the reader plenty of action and a real game changer while Tom Derenick makes it look great. Any fan of MOTU should already be reading this and those new to it should go back and read from the beginning. It's simply a blast to read.

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9.0
He-Man / Thunder Cats #1

Oct 5, 2016

This was a great comic book interpretation of two classic 80's toy properties turned cartoon.  I'm a big fan of how DC has put out various different mini-series over the last few years to hit everyone's particular sweet spot. With He-Man/Thundercats, they have found mine and I'm sure I'm not alone. The art by Freddie L. Williams colored by Jeremy Colwell with an intriguing story put forth by Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine is definitely worth the price of admission. I'm not a cover guy either but I think I need the connecting good vs bad guys covers to frame and enjoy while dazing off at work.   

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8.5
He-Man / Thunder Cats #2

Nov 16, 2016

Overall the crossover continues to provide a very intriguing story, with a few different working storylines still all in play, and no confusion in sight. Lloyd Goldfine and Rob David are doing a great job giving each character their voice in a crowded landscape. Meanwhile Freddie E Williams continues to kill art duties and even though the backgrounds in some panels are pretty plain the detail and colors used everywhere else more than make up for the minor hiccup. I would recommend this series to anybody munching on ‘member berries' for these properties or even just looking for an entertaining comic to enjoy. 

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10
Injustice: Year Two #1

Jan 8, 2014

Tom Taylor has done it again.  Injustice Year Two is so good.  Do yourself a favor and start reading it now digitally and then when it comes out in print, read it again.  It is that good.

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10
Injustice: Year Two #2

Jan 21, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #2  continues what makes Injustice such a great series.  Great and varied characters combined with awesome art and a unique story make this my favorite comic book out right now.  Everyone needs to read this book right now.

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9.0
Injustice: Year Two #3

Feb 11, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #3 is a setup issue and still is better than most books best issues.  Tom Taylor can write so many characters well and Bruno Redondo can draw them with ease.  Everything makes sense and everything looks great.  Read this book.

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8.0
Injustice: Year Two #4

Feb 25, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #4 is more substance than shock.  Tom Taylor is bringing plot threads together while showing the motivations of each side.  It may boil down to Superman Vs Batman, but it's the other characters and how Taylor writes them that makes this book so good.  Bruno Redondo's doesn't just keep pace, but fires the book to the head of the pack.  If you aren't reading this yet, please start now.

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8.5
Injustice: Year Two #5

Mar 11, 2014

For fans of Injustice, it is strange to have two issues that put the big shocks and twists on the back burner in lieu of strong character and story development, but the book is better for it.  We get more insight into how far back Superman's anger really goes and who he holds responsible.  Year Two is building to something bigger and more explosive than anything we have seen in the series yet and I can't wait to see it.

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9.2
Injustice: Year Two #6

Mar 25, 2014

Injustice: Year Two has been about the journey, the destination and the multiple pit stops in between.  Issue #6 continues the greatness with Tom Taylor taking his time to develop his characters and the messed up World they live in.  Things are about to explode and with Bruno Redondo on art, I guarantee it will look great when it does.  Every comic book fan should be reading this book.

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7.8
Injustice: Year Two #7

Apr 9, 2014

Tom Taylor continues the slow burn with a trip down memory lane with our favorite fear monger, Sinestro. While it makes sense in the story, I am waiting with baited breath for the "Explodey, Splodey Splode".  It will come and it will be great, just not this week.

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8.0
Injustice: Year Two #8

Apr 22, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #8 continues the buildup by visiting Oa and the Green Lantern Corps.  The Guardians step up to the plate with a plan to end Superman's reign, but Hal Jordan is not on board.  Bruno Redondo's art is as good as usual, but he doesn't get to show off his full talents.  Still, Tom Taylor gives us another solid chapter that is well worth the price of admission.

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9.5
Injustice: Year Two #9

May 13, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #9 takes the buildup of the past few issues and runs with it.  With Year Two, Tom Taylor has shown he's not a one-trick pony by upping the characterization and story, but it's great to get back to the explosive action.  Of course, Bruno Redondo is there to make everything look great.  This issue is titled "Road to War", but after this,  the road got a lot shorter.  The War is on.

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9.0
Injustice: Year Two #10

May 27, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #10 is an emotional roller coaster.  Tom Taylor lifts your spirits and then stomps on your heart.  The thing is, it's all so good.  I have loved all of Year Two, but those complaining about the lack of Year One craziness can shut up.  It's back.  If your a fan of Injustice, get this book.  Highly Recommended.

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8.5
Injustice: Year Two #11

Jun 11, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #11 slows things down for a second, but all is well.  We get to see what Superman's dream means to the Universe as well as Gotham City.  It's not pretty.  Bruno Redondo's art is, though and fits the story so well.  Recommended.

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8.0
Injustice: Year Two #12

Jun 24, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #12 is a good issue in a series of great issues.  Setup issues pop up now and again and this is one of them.  Granted, it sets up some pretty awesome stuff, but it's setup all the same.  It still looks great thanks to Bruno Redondo and ends with a "Game Changer".  Jim Gordon's words, not mine.

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9.3
Injustice: Year Two #13

Jul 1, 2014

Tom Taylor slows things down this week and makes things awesome.  How could he not, it's a Black Canary and Harley Quinn issue!  It may not move the story forward, but it takes place in "The Quiver" and that's enough for me.  Bruno Redondo makes everything look great as he always does.  I like crazy action, but these are the issues that make Injustice one of my favorite books.

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7.0
Injustice: Year Two #14

Jul 8, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #14 is a good  issue in a series of excellent ones.  Tom Taylor setups the future, but some of it didn't ring true. Fans should still get this issue, but it will probably read better in the collected issue..

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9.0
Injustice: Year Two #15

Jul 15, 2014

Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo give us another great issue.  It has twisted action, laughs, great art and a tension bulding cliffhanger.  I can overlook the fact the story doesn't progress much when everything else is this good.

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8.5
Injustice: Year Two #16

Jul 22, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #16 continues building the tension of the upcoming War, but it's more immediate than ever before.  What always seemed to be around the corner is right in front of the reader's face.  Heroes will die and this issue shows what is at stake for each of them.  I can't wait.

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8.9
Injustice: Year Two #17

Jul 29, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #17 might promise carnage, but it's the character moments I loved.  However, it's not a "quiet" issue.  Those yelling for blood will be satisfied and I'm sure the body count will rise quickly from here on out.  Tom Taylor has set this issue up for so long and it was worth the wait.  I can't wait for next week, I just hope the art is more consistent from here on out.

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9.0
Injustice: Year Two #18

Aug 5, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #18  has action, explosions, humor, great art and a shocking reveal.  The War is on and Taylor and Redondo are nailing it.  I can't wait for next week.  Highly Recommended.

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8.5
Injustice: Year Two #19

Aug 13, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #19 is another great issue.  The awesome cliffhanger totally makes up for the lack of overall progression.  Tom Taylor nails the dialogue as usual and Mike S. Miller helps with some great emotional character work.  Recommended.

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9.5
Injustice: Year Two #20

Aug 19, 2014

I loved this issue.  Even if you've been begging for all out action and killing, you will too.  Tom Taylor hits the reader where it hurts and I dare you not to get choked up by the end.  Highly Recommended.

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8.4
Injustice: Year Two #21

Aug 26, 2014

This issue gets back to it's roots of crazy over-the-top action.  While I have enjoyed Year Two's more character driven issues, it's fun to get back to the basics.  I wish the art was a little stronger, but I still enjoyed the issue.  The ending promises more explosive action next week and I can't wait.

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9.0
Injustice: Year Two #22

Sep 2, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #22 is another great issue that is getting us closer and closer to complete and utter madness.  Whenever the tide looks to be turning, Tom Taylor throws a wrench in the works.  By wrench, I mean the death of a another favorite character.  Tom Derenick's art is emotional and great and I can't wait to see what and who goes down next.

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9.5
Injustice: Year Two #23

Sep 9, 2014

Injustice: Year Two has been all about the journey, but now that the destination is in site it's getting crazy good.  This issue has three awesome moments, though in this case "awesome" means "heart wrenching". Xermanico's art is good, but it's the story that will blow the reader away.  I can't wait for next weeks finale and then bring on Year Three.

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10
Injustice: Year Two #24

Sep 16, 2014

Injustice: Year Two #24 has it's share of crazy action and death.  It sets up a dark Year Three and I can't wait.  However, the reason fans will love this issue is for the heartwarming and hopeful epilogue that will have them smiling (and maybe even crying) as they get to say goodbye.  Thanks again, Tom.

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7.0
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #5

Oct 13, 2013

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #5 (man that's a long title) is a pretty good read.  The action is nonstop and everything has fallen into place for Jax-Ur's ultimate plan.  The issue ends with a cliff hanger that should make next issue another intense ride.

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8.5
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #12

Jan 27, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #12 is a good fun drag 'em out fight.  Braniac is sticking it to the league around the World and by the end the reader really sees what's at stake.  Gage and Coello are a great team and this is quickly turning into a great comic worth every cent.

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9.0
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #13

Feb 10, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #13 continues the stellar story with great character moments, great story and awesome action.  Times are tough for the Justice League, but couldn't be better for fans of the book.

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8.8
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #14

Feb 23, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #14 is another great chapter in the series.  The Justice League is desperate and the final battle is on the horizon.  Christos Gage and Iban Coello are firing on all cylinders and I can't wait for the last two issues.

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9.0
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #15

Mar 9, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #15 is non-stop explosions, fighting and battles.  It is also awesome.  Christos Gage and Iban Coello are bringing us to the finish line and while the Justice League seems to be in trouble, the cliffhanger shows that real help is on it's way.

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9.0
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #16

Mar 24, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #16 is a great resolution to the Brainiac War and even sets up the next arc as well.  Christos Gage and Iban Coello continue to give readers a great book with unique characters and great action. Highly recommended.

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8.5
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #17

Apr 6, 2014

Christos Gage gets everyone up to speed on the Justice Lords and continues the mystery of why Wonder Woman came back to this World.  This issue ties in with last weeks Batman Beyond 2.0  so well by leaving so much still a mystery.  I can't wait to see what Terry finds in his search for Lord Batman.

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9.5
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #18

Apr 20, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #18 heats up the Justice Lords story to a scorching burn.  The question of Wonder Woman isn't answered, but some other questions and realities are more pressing by the end.  The War is officially on and it is and will continue to be awesome.

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8.5
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #19

May 4, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #19 is more than just one big beat down.  Christos Gage leads the overall story into a more cohesive one and Batman Beyond is in real danger because of it.  Dexter Soy does a good job even if the battle is a bit confusing.  Overall this is an action packed chapter that has me wanting to see what happens next week...now.

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8.8
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #20

May 18, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #20 finally reveals the mystery of Wonder Woman and exactly what happened to Lord Batman.  It's a setup issue, but it looks great and the cliffhanger is sure to send ripples through the League beyond this arc.

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8.0
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #21

Jun 1, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #21 is a good issue that fills in some cracks in the story, but unfortunately also comes across as a little redundant.  It is setup for the finale and has me excited for the conclusion of this awesome story.

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9.0
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #22

Jun 14, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #22 continues the great Justice Lords arc with style.  Christos Gage gives us more action and surprises while Dexter Soy makes everything look great.  It will be bittersweet when it ends, but I can't wait to see how it does.  Highly Recommended.

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9.3
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #23

Jun 28, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #23 is another great issue in what is an outstanding crossover story. Lord Superman has revealed his ultimate plan and now it's up to those he betrayed to come together to end it. Christos Gage and Dexter Soy combine to make this a book that needs to be read. I can't wait to see how it all ends. Highly Recommended.

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10
Justice League Beyond 2.0 #24

Jul 12, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #24 is a great end to a great event to a great series.  Christos Gage and Dexter Soy have given us so much and I've loved everything.  Thanks guys and I hope you get back to the Justice League Beyond Universe sometime soon.

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8.8
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Batman #1

Jul 2, 2015

Maybe it's because DC Comics likes to hide their digital titles for some reason, but this book surprised me in a couple of ways.  Most of all is that it's a horror comic dressed up in a Justice League costume and I really liked it.  J.M. DeMatteis does a good job of establishing the mood and character of this book and while we only get to see "Batman" in the last panel, I can't wait to see how the story develops.  Matthew Dow Smith's art is dark and gritty and really sets the tone for the book.  I hope this one doesn't go under fans' radars, because it looks like a bloody good time in a time where such titles are hard to find in the DC Comic stable.

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9.5
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Batman #2

Jul 3, 2015

I really liked the first issue in this three part story, but this issue was even better.  Kirk Langstrom is not the typical hero, but this is not a typical story.  It's a dark and bloody horror comic that has me questioning why I never liked these kind of comics in the past.  Damn you, DeMatteis.  Damn you and Mathew Dow Smith for making such a great comic.  Damn you and thank you.  i can't wait for the finale!

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8.0
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Batman #3

Jul 4, 2015

Please don't get me wrong, I liked this issue and loved this three part story as a whole.  After the first two issues, my expectations were pretty high so maybe it was a case of the old breakup cliche, "It's not you, it's me."  "You" being this issue, "Me" being a dumb comic lover who wants everything his way.  It may have felt a bit rushed at times, but J.M. DeMatteis finishes his character study of a dark and broken "hero" and I can't wait to see how he fits in with the rest of the Justice League.

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8.8
Rai #14

Jun 20, 2016

Bottom line is you should give Rai #14 a shot people. I was impressed throughout the book by the writing and story of Matt Kindt. I keep popping in to read his Valiant work for this 4001 A.D. event and find myself enjoying each issue more than the previous.  To be 100% honest, I don't even really have full grasp of what's going on throughout this entire event yet but have enjoyed it for the spectacle of it all alone.  I can't neglect to mention the art team who really emphasize the sci-fi horror vibe this book is putting out for me.  They do a great job of making our heroes standout amongst the masses while the landscapes and backgrounds are as rich as the characters themselves. If you've been hesitant about testing the waters for any Valiant related title you should start to ease those reluctances. Jump in to Rai like I did sit back and have a creepy good time.

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9.5
Silk (2015) #9

Jul 4, 2016

Everything seems to be back on track with Silk as we get amazing art and incredibly smart dialogue from this creative team. It's very clear that this team knows exactly what they want to do with this character and her story and is very passionate about it. There's very little to be disappointed about with this issue.

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8.0
Silk (2015) #10

Jul 18, 2016

While the issue doesn't have the same quality as the issue before it, the story and art is still very good we get a lot of satisfying conclusions to cliffhangers while keeping some still in the air. We also get introduced to new ones. This book is great and I can't recommend it enough.

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8.8
The New 52: Futures End #0

May 3, 2014

If Futures End #0 is supposed to get the reader hyped for the weekly hitting shelves this week (which it is) then mission accomplished.  It is a dark story with great art that really feels like an important event.  I am officially excited for Futures End and I couldn't say that last week.  I highly recommend you get your hands on your free copy before they run out and you end up like Eric.  Empty handed again.

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9.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #2

Jul 13, 2016

If you have already fallen in love with Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman, prepare to fall head over heels all over again.  If the Rebirth beginnings turned you away or you haven't even given it a try yet, this is the issue to make you see what us smart people have been saying all along...Greg Rucka is writing a great Wonder Woman book and everyone should be reading it.

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9.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #4

Aug 10, 2016

Greg Rucka takes a well worn story and shows that if you tell it right, it can feel fresh over and over again.  There is nothing here that will shock you, but it still will amaze you with how well it's done.  I am a sucker for origin stories, but even if you're not, you will love this issue for it's great storytelling and insanely great art.  Highly Recommended.

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9.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #6

Sep 14, 2016

Another week and another amazing issue of Wonder Woman.  Greg Rucka continues his fairy tale-like (re)telling of Wonder Woman's origin and I loved every minute of it.  This issue has the bonus of connecting some major parts to the Lies story and it simply looked great.  Everyone should be reading Wonder Woman!

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8.4
Wonder Woman (2016) #8

Oct 12, 2016

While I am curious to see how others feel about this issue, I liked it as another piece of the larger puzzle that is Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman story.  This issue falls somewhere between Year One and the Lies, yet sheds light on both stories.  I loved the art and the ending left me wanting a lot more which I think was Greg Rucka's plan in the first place. Mission accomplished!

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9.3
Wonder Woman (2016) #10

Nov 9, 2016

Greg Rucka is using this Year One story to remind us how much we love Wonder Woman and we learn about her all over again.  While I love the story, I may love the art even more. Nicola Scott is fighting Liam Sharp as to who is the best Wonder Woman artist nowadays, but the real winner is the reader.  I can't see how any Wonder Woman fan won't fall in love with this issue.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #12

Dec 14, 2016

Greg Rucka continues to make a kick ass Year One story and the ending promises even better things in the near future.  I love Nicola Scott's art and I can't wait to see Wonder Woman and the Big Bad go at it...hopefully next issue.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #14

Jan 11, 2017

I enjoyed this issue even as it seemed smaller than the buildup that lead to it.  It's a mix of satisfying moments and rushed bits, but Nicola Scott's art makes it all look fantastic.  I liked this Year One finale more than the Lies one, but like that issue, I was left wanting so much more.

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7.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #16

Feb 8, 2017

Greg Rucka starts his Godwatch story with a powerful origin story of a character and a hate that will plague Wonder Woman from here on out.  It's very quick moving, but with great art by new series artist, Bilquis Evely, and a story full of action and mystery, I can easily recommend it.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #18

Mar 8, 2017

This is a great issue of Wonder Woman where Greg Rucka plays with what we already know to up the tension just as we see the inevitable happen.  It's tragic. but oh so good.

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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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9.0
Flash (2011) Annual #2

Aug 3, 2013

The Flash Annual #2 is what I like in an annual.  We get a stand alone story that establishes the origins of two of the best DC characters.  The Flash and Green Lantern have always been a great duo and this annual shows why.  Please DC, make a Flash/Green Lantern Monthly now.

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8.5
Flash (2011) Annual #3

May 1, 2014

The Flash Annual #3 does a good job of showing readers where and how Venditti and Jensen want to take the book.  The reader gets to see a little more of Wally West and his brief interaction with Barry.  The art is good overall, but it's Brett Booth's future scenes that impress and show how bad it gets for Barry.  The Future of the book is in good hands.

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8.5
Flash (2011) Annual #4

Jul 29, 2015

Van Jensen does a great job of using this Annual to expand the villain roster of the current Flash run as well as the Speed Force mythos to boot.  While Professor Zoom has shown his evil ways already, Jensen shows to what extent he will go to destroy Barry Allen.  The art by Bong Dazo is great and while new readers will probably be confused, it is a must read for fans of the current story arc.  I'm one of those, so I had a great time.

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9.0
Legends of the Dark Knight #80

Dec 13, 2014

Ron Marz and Cully Hamner bring back Legends of the Dark Knight with a bang...or maybe the beating of a hideous heart .  I never thought that Edgar Allan Poe would be such a great Batman villain, but now I know better.  It's a murder mystery fitting of the guest star with literary references, great art and a story that I can't wait to read more of.  These types of stories are why I'm glad this book is back.

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9.0
Legends of the Dark Knight #81

Dec 14, 2014

Ron Marz and Cully Hamner continue their smart and exciting Batman versus Edgar Allan Poe story. Edgar has the upper hand and it's more of the cat and mouse between him and Dr. Updin that provides the tension.  I''m enjoying this story on a couple levels and can't wait to see how it all turns out.

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8.0
Legends of the Dark Knight #82

Dec 21, 2014

While this final chapter was the weakest of this three story arc, I can't recommend the whole story enough.  Ron Marz's Edgar Allan Poe story was so good and I can only hope this series continues on such a high note.  While it's odd that Derec Donovan jumped on for the finale, he did a really good job.  If you read this digitally, you'll still enjoy it, but if you are waiting for the collected issue, you are in for a real treat.

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8.8
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #8

Jun 27, 2016

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is a fun, action packed, all-ages comic that seems to just be getting started.  While I really was hoping for more Marvin in this issue, we get to see more of the connection between Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and I guess that's important since they are the stars of the book and all.  The story and art make this one of the funnest books around if you agree that "funnest" is a word and aren't so uppity about stuff like that.  If you are, you really need to lighten up and pick up this book.  Excuse me while I go and eat a hot dog.

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8.5
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10

Sep 5, 2016

I love this book so much that even a setup issue gets high marks from me.  Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder keep giving us more character development the more of know of every character in this book, the more I fall in love with them.  If you are looking for a great all-ages book with a spunky and intelligent lead, look no further.  Plus, it's got a dinosaur and who doesn't love that?!?

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9.5
Superman Unchained #4

Nov 18, 2013

Superman Unchained #4 continues Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's run as the best Superman book in the New 52.  This issue is action packed, mystery filled fun and excitement.  The storytelling and art combine to make this one special book indeed.  Must Read.

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8.5
Superman Unchained #5

Jan 1, 2014

Superman Unchained #5 is another piece in Scott Snyder's puzzle of what it is to become Superman.  Jim Lee and Dustin Nguyen combine to make the book look great and the issue ends with a bang.  With this and Greg Pak's Action Comics, 2014 should be a great year for Superman fans.

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6.8
Superman Unchained #6

Mar 20, 2014

Superman Unchained #6 is a letdown.  Scott Snyder is doing his best to tie things up before it's untimely end, so it's no surprise this issue feels a bit rushed.  That's weird to say because it took an extra couple of months to come out.  Jim Lee's art is the culprit for the delay, but the extra time doesn't seem to show. That my freinds is just disappointing.

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9.0
Superman Unchained #7

Jul 2, 2014

It's hard to say if something is worth the wait, but Superman Unchained #7 is a really good issue.  The dialogue and action are great, but Jim Lee's art steals the show.  This issue just shows what this series could have continued giving us if it was ending in a couple of issues. It may take some back issue reading to remember what the hell is going on, but it's worth it.  Highly Recommended.

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9.5
Superman Unchained #8

Sep 10, 2014

Superman Unchained #8 is another great chapter in Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's never on time series.  Because of the delays, this book seems to have slipped through the cracks, but believe me, it's still great.  I love Snyder's Superman and Lee's art is just awesome.  If you've fallen off the book (I really couldn't blame you), jump back on and finish the ride.  Hopefully we won't have to wait too long.

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9.0
Superman Unchained #9

Nov 5, 2014

While this may not be the original ending Snyder and Lee had in mind when this series started, it was a fitting one nonetheless.  The combination of story and art is second to none which only makes this finale all the more bittersweet.  However, I will focus on what we got instead of what could have been because what we got was so damn good.

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8.0
Superman: American Alien #1

Nov 11, 2015

Max Landis starts off his Superman mini with a nice issue about a young boy trying to find his way in the world.  It doesn't matter that the boy happens to be Clark Kent...well, yes it does and  it's a story that made me smile.  The art added to the charm and in the end, I'm glad I read it.  That might not sound like much, but these days, that's a rousing recommendation.  Take it for what it is.

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9.0
Superman: American Alien #2

Dec 16, 2015

Max Landis turns Clark Kent's worlds upside down and takes his fans along for the ride.  Fans who only want their Big Blue Boyscout will probably be turned off by this issue, but those who want a realistic teen aged Clark kent will love it.  Of course, he still has super powers, but the question here is, is he ready for them?  By the end, the answer isn't clear cut, but one thing that is certain is that I am really enjoying American Alien and can't wait to read the next issue.

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9.8
Superman: American Alien #3

Jan 15, 2016

Max Landis gives fans another great issue in a series that some seem to hate, but I can't stop loving. How could I not when I'm smiling like a big dummy the whole time I'm reading it? I'm still smiling! The story here is ridiculously hilarious on the surface, but that hides the fantastic way Landis is showing Clark make his way in the world. It's all laying the foundation of what it is to be Superman and I love seeing it happen first hand and without an instruction manual. Add Joelle Jones' art to the equation and I was hard pressed to find anything wrong with this issue. Just check your hate at the door and have fun like it's your birthday.

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8.3
Superman: American Alien #4

Feb 17, 2016

I liked this issue, but after loving the first two, this one fell a bit flat.  The setup was there for a kick ass issue, but it was overly forced and I didn't like Jae Lee's art one bit.  Still, seeing an alternate take on Clark's first (well, second in Ollie's case) meetings with three of DC Comics biggest names was cool and still better than most of what is on the shelf these days.  This one still gets two snaps, but not the twist.

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10
Superman: American Alien #5

Mar 16, 2016

This is one of the most satisfying comics I've read in a long, long time.  Every single DC fan upset with the current state of Superman affairs needs to read this issue and series right away to know that it can be better.  This book isn't just better, it's damn near perfect!

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7.8
Superman: American Alien #6

Apr 20, 2016

It's a testament to the quality of this series that this is my least favorite issue and I still like it more than 80% of what's on the shelves these days.  Max Landis uses Pete Ross to show Clark that he has more than himself to worry about and after a couple of cool cameos, we might be ready for a little Superfriends action.  I can't wait for the finale!

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8.0
Superman: American Alien #7

May 18, 2016

This is another really good issue of American Alien and while I was expecting something "bigger" for the finale, Landis is not writing books to please me.  He should be, but he isn't.  Fans of the series will no doubt already be buying this, but if you haven't been reading, you can jump into this issue easily and see what the hype is all about.  After reading this series, I want Landis to write his take on so many more DC heroes and after this issue I demand he write a Lobo book.

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8.6
Venom: Space Knight #9

Jul 4, 2016

So here we have Venom Space Knight #9 with some kick ass art and an incredibly gripping story.  I would say the only downside to the package this month is I have to wait 30 more days to see how it continues. 

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8.5
Venom: Space Knight #10

Aug 1, 2016

A lot goes on in this issue that I also didn't touch on or cover. Venom Space Knight at times can be a difficult comic to sum up and explain into words what exactly occurs because its been more about an internal struggle lately. The series has shed light on Venom's battle of its inner demons and horrid past layered on top of over the top comic book action and I love it. This overall series has given the character of Venom an arc we haven't seen in its history and treads into new exciting territory. I love how Robbie Thompson has basically separated the symbiote as an individual and developed it as its own unique character with a history, home world, and customs. This is a book that has become incredibly interesting to read and pick up each month and quickly moving to the top of my read pile.Bits and Pieces:Although Venom is always front and center the characters of Flash and every other member on the team are fleshed out as well all given time to shine in each issue.

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9.5
Venom: Space Knight #11

Aug 29, 2016

Not only are two of my favorite characters duking it out on the pages, just like old times, but Robbie Thompson and the art team give this book a compelling narrative to follow and look forward to here and each and every issue.

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8.5
Venom: Space Knight #12

Sep 26, 2016

The fight turned team-up between Spidey and Venom was much appreciated from someone who's enjoyed both characters since their creation. If you haven't yet given Robbie Thompson and this title a chance, grab the first arc, catch up and jump in with the rest of us. You won't regret it!

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8.5
Venom: Space Knight #13

Nov 7, 2016

Venom Space Knight was consistently one of the highlight B character titles of the All-New All-Different Marvel lineup. I can't recommend this title enough to those of you out there who are super hero comic fans. Even if you only have a small interest in this title or just a general history in anyway with Venom as a character, do yourself a favor and try this out.

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8.2
X-O Manowar #47

Jun 26, 2016

The Face of Gods story has kicked off in the pages of X-O Manowar in break neck fashion and deserves your attention. Robert Venditti gives us a menacing threat and this issue is a really good jumping on point for new readers, but that doesn't mean long time readers won't be thrilled as well. Joe Bennett and Roberto De La Torre do a great job making everything look great and in the end, this is just a really good sci-fi comic.

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8.0
X-O Manowar #48

Jul 31, 2016

While this issue slows the pace of our story a bit from the initial start to the arc, it gives us the necessary motivation to understand our villain's sudden appearance. The art as usual is amazing and I'm always very impressed at how detailed not just the characters are, but the world around them is as well. Although issue forty eight isn't as exciting as our last effort in the series, it builds momentum necessary going forward to have a huge finish for our final two issues. Don't fret, X-O Manowar will go out with a bang.

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8.5
X-O Manowar #49

Aug 28, 2016

Overall I'm sad to see the publisher and creative team of X-O actually go through with their plans to stop the series at fifty issues, but I love how they are going out with a cannonball style splash.  The story is crafted perfectly with all the players in X-O's universe uniting to make a last stand and fight off an ultimate threat to this planet.  If you're a sucker for canon and continuity, Venditti has it all coming together here in a nice little package as our final arc wraps up leaving me excited for the big conclusion. As they say all good things must come to an end. 

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10
X-O Manowar #50

Sep 25, 2016

Inherently, last issues are difficult to review because you want to try and provide everyone with a few thoughts while leaving the mystery open to those truly interested in seeing a story through to its conclusion. If you take away anything from this blurb at all it would be to buy this book. In today's comic landscape,  it's exceedingly rare, when reboots and relaunches rule the sales charts, for a superhero comic to have a coherent beginning, middle and end to a story. X-O Manowar has proven this tried and true formula of storytelling can produce top notch entertainment when given the time to grow. I want more like it.

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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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9.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #3

Apr 1, 2016

Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez continue setting this crossover up with great character work and art that should thrill fans of either franchise.  The slow burn story is building and the issue ends with something that will surely pick up the pace immediately.  The gang's all here, but are they going to be able to come together before another Universe is destroyed? That's the rub of the series and something I can't wait to see play out over the next three issues.

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8.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #4

Apr 1, 2016

This issue continues the setup which was a bit disappointing, but because of the great characterizations and excellent art, I can still recommend it to any fan of either franchise. With two issues left, I hope Mike Johnson picks up the pace a bit and we aren't just heading for one huge battle to end them all.  Actually, that would be pretty cool and if it comes down to that, I'll probably love it.  In parting, this issue was good enough for me, yea, yea, yea, yea...

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8.5
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #5

Apr 7, 2016

While some may argue that this series has been nothing but setup, I'm having too much time to really care. This issue continues the fun of seeing tons of characters interact with each other (a nicer way of saying, "beat the crap out of each other") and it all leads to the final battle that will be next issue. The art looked fantastic and we get enough cool moments and new characters to recommend this issue to any fan of either franchise.

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9.0
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #6

Jun 30, 2016

Mike Johnson ends his great crossover with a quick, but still satisfying conclusion.  If you like either franchise, you will easily find something to like here and may find yourself becoming a fan of both.  If you already are a fan of both, this is a no brainer and you need to go out and read the entire series now.

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9.9
Swamp Thing (2011) #23.1

Sep 28, 2013

Regular series writer, Charles Soule, does a great job giving us two origin stories and a rebirth. Swamp Thing #23.1 is not only my favorite Villain's Month issue, but has made me a Charles Soule fan as well. Believe the hype, he is that good.  Swamp Thing has entered my pull list as long as he is at the helm.

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8.5
Swamp Thing (2011) #24

Oct 3, 2013

Swamp Thing #24 is a really good read.  Charles Soule has made the Seeder a great villain for Swamp Thing and the ending twist ramps up that conflict even more. Highly recommended.

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9.7
Swamp Thing (2011) #25

Nov 10, 2013

Swamp Thing #25 is great.  Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz wrap up the Seeder arc with style.  The end sets up an interesting future for The Green that I can't wait to read.  Please read this book.

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9.0
Swamp Thing (2011) #26

Dec 25, 2013

Swamp Thing #26 is a great read.  Charles Soule gives us some added mythos and understanding into the Seeder's rise and (eventual?) fall.  The art of Jesus Saiz is great and compliments the story so well.  Like most of Soule's work, new readers can just jump right in so there is no excuse not to read this series.  Highly recommended.

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9.8
Swamp Thing (2011) #27

Jan 9, 2014

Swamp Thing #27 is a great comic.  Fans of Swamp Thing will be floored by what goes on in this issue.  Soule and Saiz are taking the reader on a ride they will not soon forget.  I can't wait for next month already.

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8.5
Swamp Thing (2011) #28

Feb 7, 2014

Swamp Thing #28 mixes humor and tragedy and though the pacing was a bit off, both stories set up the book for a great future.   Charles Soule is on a roll and as usual I can't wait for next issue.

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9.3
Swamp Thing (2011) #29

Mar 9, 2014

Swamp Thing #29 may be the start of a new arc, but that doesn't mean it's a boring setup issue.  Charles Soule does set things up, but him and Jesus Saiz are so good, they make it a must read.  So, go read it now.

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7.5
Swamp Thing (2011) #30

Apr 5, 2014

Swamp Thing #30 works more as a setup for next months finale than a great standalone issue.  It is a slow exposition heavy issue that I'm sure will pay off next month.  However, it's this month and I can't help feel a little disappointed.  However, this shows that even when Soule and Saiz slip a bit, they are still far ahead of what others give us week in and week out.

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6.5
Swamp Thing (2011) #31

May 11, 2014

Swamp Thing #31 ends the Gift of the Sureen arc, but just feels like a letdown.  While the book expands on the Swamp Thing mythos and looks great, nothing gets resolved.  Maybe it's unfair to say, but i expect more from Charles Soule.

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9.0
Swamp Thing (2011) #32

Jun 4, 2014

Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz have done it again.  Soule continues telling great stories while expanding on the Green while Saiz draws everything like he was born to do it.  While Aquaman is a bit thick headed, the book ends with a great cliffhanger that readers have been waiting for.  Get ready because the real battle's about to begin.

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7.5
Swamp Thing (2011) #33

Jul 3, 2014

Swamp Thing #33 is a transition issue between the last arc and something even bigger and darker.  Because of this, it's heavy on dialogue and exposition and Javier Pina's art is good, but not great.  If you want to jump into the awesomeness of Swamp Thing, this is as good a time as any, just know this isn't the best issue Soule has given us.

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7.9
Swamp Thing (2011) #34

Aug 11, 2014

I have grown tired of the Wolf and Lady Weeds so it was nice to see Soule wrap things up this month.  It's an added bonus that he did it in a satisfying way.  In the end, the bad guys get their just deserts and Swamp Thing is back in the spotlight.

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8.6
Throwaways #1

Sep 3, 2016

There is so much stuff going on in these first two issues and even though I don't have any idea where the story is going from here, I'm excited to see how Caitlin Kittredge fleshes out the characters. I have a lot of unanswered questions that I'm ready to see answered in the coming issues.

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8.8
Unbelievable Gwenpool #2

Jun 6, 2016

You do not have to be a fan of Marvel Comics or their characters to enjoy Gwenpool for what it is, but it certainly doesn't hurt.  This is a comedy book that hits the right spots every time. I don't think The Unbelievable Gwenpool has been confirmed as more than a mini-series,  but I'll be happy to enjoy every bit that Marvel is willing to throw at me.  Kudos to Hastings and Company for putting this title together the way they have. Everything is surprisingly original and fresh for a character whose namesake is borrowed from two of Marvel's most popular characters going right now. As your resident Marvel advisor here at Weird Science, I really can't  endorse this book enough.  Go buy it and maybe share your digital codes with Jim... he likes that. (Jim's Note: No, I Love That!)

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9.0
Unbelievable Gwenpool #3

Jun 27, 2016

I can't stress enough how much I think this book is one of the highlights of the All New All Different Marvel imprint.  There is much more depth to the book than just a paint by numbers joke title here if that's the reason you're passing it by. This is a title for people of most any age or gender and when your finally ready to put it down it will have you shouting “Oh Yeah” just like the Kool Aid man as he enters through a wall.

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9.5
Unbelievable Gwenpool #4

Jul 18, 2016

I find it difficult to sum up my love for this series into words. In the superhero medium of comics it's incredibly rare to find such a charming and fun original hero so this is something truly special and I have a blast every time this comic is released.   While some might argue that the character isn't wholly original, the argument being she's a knock off of Gwen Stacy and Deadpool, I would argue otherwise and tell anybody listening to keep reading because you're missing something on another level altogether.

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7.5
Unbelievable Gwenpool #5

Aug 22, 2016

If you've been a fan of Gwenpool from the beginning, this is more of the same to keep you interested in the premise of a new arc going forward. If you're still one of those people on the fence regarding this character and her namesake title, I think this issue and book overall would go a long way towards charming that cold, cold heart of yours. Basically, Gwenpool is worth the open spot on anybody's pull list that's looking for a top of the line comedy adventure.

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7.5
Unbelievable Gwenpool #6

Sep 19, 2016

All books go through peaks and valleys and I feel that's all that happened here. A two issue team-up between Miles and Gwen, while interesting at first, fell a little flat for me towards the end. Hastings' jokes, however, remain a saving grace. I find him able to hit my funny bone throughout the book and I love how the writer can always be counted on for a few good belly laughs each issue regardless of the subject matter presented. Despite various story elements coming up a little flat this issue, the title overall remains one of Marvel's highlight comedies. Give Gwenpool a shot.

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9.0
Unbelievable Gwenpool #7

Oct 17, 2016

The Unbelievable Gwenpool gets back on track, with an oink-oink here and an oink-oink there, which is actually a very good thing, believe me. Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru provide us with a light hearted entertaining book that is nothing but a pleasure to look at. When this creative team gets together there's not a thing I would change and it's always worth a buy. 9.0/10var linkwithin_site_id = 2203111;

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9.3
Wild Storm #1

Feb 15, 2017

If you are a Wildstorm fan, this is a no brainer.  If you are someone with little to no knowledge of the Universe, I still think this is a no brainer.  This is a mature title that's smartly written and looks great and I can't recommend it enough!

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7.8
Wild Storm #2

Mar 15, 2017

Warren Ellis continues giving readers a smartly written book that is short on hand holding and high on intrigue.  While I worry that he isn't giving up enough of the basics (especially when it comes to characters), I am enjoying the ride and am willing to put some extra work in to get the most out of it.

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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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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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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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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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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
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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8.5
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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8.5
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
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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8.0
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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8.5
Everafter #1

Sep 7, 2016

The first issue of Everafter has me confused in a good way and I can't wait to learn more about these characters and their world.  Dave Justus and Matthew Sturges do a good job of getting the reader (almost) up to speed and then pulling the rug from under them and making them scramble for their lives.  Travis Moore contributes his usual kick ass art and we are left with a debut that has me excited to dig into more right now! 

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8.8
Grayson #1

Jul 9, 2014

Dick Grayson is is good hands.  Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin combine to make a really good first issue that has me relieved and looking forward to the next one already.  Dick feels right at home as a Secret Agent and while I'll always love Nightwing, I'm glad to have Dick Grayson any way I can.  Highly Recommended.

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8.5
Grayson #2

Aug 6, 2014

Grayson #2 is another good issue.  If you like zany 60's spy action that's fun and action packed, you'll be right at home.  Anyone worried that Dick wouldn't fit in a Spy book will be as surprised as me.  Tim Seeley has made it work and I can't wait to see what's in store for Dick in the future.

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8.4
Grayson #3

Oct 1, 2014

Grayson #3 is an issue I can finally recommend to Nightwing fans.  It's a fun little action story with the appropriate grey areas that spy books love to dabble in, but in the end it's Seeley and King showing that they don't want to change Dick, just his situation.  Mikel Janin's art is stellar and is just another reason to give this book a try.  If you bailed or never jumped in, this is the issue to get back on the trolley.

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9.0
Grayson #4

Nov 6, 2014

This issue is pure filler, but that's not exactly a bad thing.  Tim Seeley and Tom King give Dick Grayson fans a fun-filled issue that shows how fun it is to be him.  Without moving the story forward, they give us the most "Grayson" issue of Grayson yet and I really enjoyed it.  Mikel Janin helps out with some awesome art that accentuates the charm of the story and the fun characters within.  It may not convert the unbelievers, but Seeley, King and Janin are preaching to the choir when it comes to this reviewer.

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8.8
Grayson #5

Dec 3, 2014

Grayson #5 may not explain everything or push the story forward, but Tom King does what he has done best...reminding the reader that Dick Grayson is a great guy.  That and Mikel Janin's art have impressed me with every issue and that continues this month.  Fans of Dick and/or great characters in general should be reading this book.

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9.8
Grayson #6

Jan 14, 2015

Grayson was already one of my favorite books on the shelf, but by giving us a peek at the bigger picture, Tim Seeley and Tom King have put it right on top.  Every Dick Grayson fan (and comic fans in general) should be reading this book.  Seeley and King know Dick and Mikel Janin's art is just plain great. Highly Recommended.

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6.8
Grayson #7

Feb 4, 2015

Like I said, every Dick Grayson fan of any kind should read this book. Just don't start with this issue. That advice is not only because you won't know what the heck is going on, but this is the series weakest issue so far. The story and art both felt off, but the issue still showed the reader how great Dick is as a hero and a man. Grayson is still my favorite book, just not this issue.

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9.7
Grayson #8

Mar 4, 2015

I loved this issue, but that's not surprising since this is my favorite book.  I mention that because when it was announced, I was a huge detractor.  I wanted Nightwing back, but now that this first arc is over, I will do whatever it takes to keep Grayson.  Maybe even mind control.

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9.5
Grayson #9

Jun 24, 2015

I am a huge Grayson fan and this issue isn't changing that at all.  While it may not be a great jumping on point, it was pure gold for returning fans.  The story was a great mix of past and present and the art was it's usual greatness.  The issue has so many cool things to explore going forward and I'm gald I will be there for the ride.  If you haven't figured it out yet, I loved this issue!

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9.7
Grayson #10

Jul 22, 2015

Grayson is my favorite comic book on the shelves today and this issue only solidifies that fact.  While we are given a huge cliffhanger on the continuing murder mystery setup last issue, we also get some information on Spyral and an awesome guest star...Lex Luthor.  The interaction between Dick and Lex was so great, I want a teamup book right now.  The story and art in this issue is top of the line and combine into a must read book for anyone who's a fan of comics.  I may be a fanboy and certainly sound like on in this blurb, but this book deserves all the attention it gets and more...much more.  Highly recommended.

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10
Grayson #11

Aug 26, 2015

If you are a Grayson fan, this is a must read.  Saying that seems silly because of course you are going to read it, but a reviewer has to say things like that.  This is more for the Grayson haters that are still out there...get off your soapboxes and get to the comic book store and buy this book.  Your silly protest has lasted long enough and you are missing out on one of the best books period.  When you finally catch up to this issue, remember how great I said it was because by then you will agree with me and will thank me. You're Welcome.

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10
Grayson #12

Sep 23, 2015

I was expecting an emotional return to Gotham, but I couldn't have imagined just how emotional it would be.  Seeing Dick reunite with the Bat Family was great, but Tom King goes even further by using it to set up the ongoing story that only looks to be better from here on out.  No filler here. With a great story and outstanding art, I can't really find anything wrong with this issue.

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6.5
Grayson #13

Oct 29, 2015

Grayson is still my favorite book out right now, but this month's issue tried my patience a bit.  The usual great dialogue and exciting storytelling were MIA and even though the issue sends the book off in some cool directions, I found myself very close to bored.  I did love Mikel Janin's art, but this is the first issue of Grayson (besides the Annual)  that I would not recommend to anyone and everyone. That would make me sad if I wasn't dead inside.

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7.9
Grayson #14

Nov 26, 2015

The dialogue in this issue was over-the-top and laughable, but Tim Seeley gives us so much to push the narrative forward that I'm going to have to bite my tongue and accept it.  Seriously, longtime readers will eat this issue up as we learn about the formation and plan of Spyral and see what they will do to protect that secret.  The art does the job and the book ends pointing into the only direction that makes sense in the long run.  I can't wait for January to see Grayson versus Spyral!

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9.5
Grayson #15

Dec 10, 2015

This is that rare combination, a great tie-in that is also a great regular issue as well.  This issue rockets the Robin War forward and I am so excited to see what happens next.   Grayson has been my favorite DC book for a while and I hope this issue shows people not yet reading it what they've been missing.  By that, I mean great characterizations, dialogue, story and art.  That's a combination that's hard to beat.

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9.7
Grayson #16

Jan 29, 2016

I had so much fun reading this issue. Between the spot on humor and the pulse racing action is the continuation of the Spyral story that may not address Dick's recent doings, but who cares when it's this great. The only thing I didn't like here was a certain character being painted as a villain and I can look past that to smile at the spy/buddy cop homage that is Grayson #16.

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5.5
Grayson #17

Feb 24, 2016

This was one of the few issues of Grayson that I wasn't a fan of.  After last month, Tim Seeley jumped on and came off like a guy trying to capture someone else's magic.  The book was a mismatch of tones that just didn't work and the whole thing came off like a joke you've already heard. Hopefully Jackson Lanzing and Colin Kelly can spice things up in the coming months or else a great book will limp across the finish line.

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7.0
Grayson #18

Mar 23, 2016

This issue of Grayson is more big action movie than spy thriller, but with the series ending, it might just be what the doctor ordered.  Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly set up the end of this series with explosions, fistacuffs and a bunch or crazy surprises.  This may not be the best Grayson issue yet, but Lanzing and Kelly show they are quite capable of ending the series on a high note.

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4.5
Grayson #19

Apr 27, 2016

Lanzing and Kelly were called on to end this series and get it to Rebirth and while they will certainly get that job done, I can't say it will be in style.  People are always saying to enjoy the journey, but I just want this to end.  Better yet, could we rewind and have Seeley, King and Janin end it months ago. This issue is a confusing mess that I can't recommend to anyone and is starting to make the Nightwing fans that have been yelling at me look very smart.  They aren't smart...they just look like it right now.

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7.5
Grayson #20

May 25, 2016

It may not sound sexy, but Lansing and Kelly came in to do a job and did it. Dick Grayson and Helena Bertinelli are ready for their Rebirth closeups and even though we all knew how it would happen, they still threw in some cool surprises. This whole series was a celebration of Dick Grayson and it ends as just that.  I already miss this series.

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8.5
Green Arrow: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

Of all the solo Rebirth books so far, Green Arrow made me the happiest.  Those that were worried that Rebirth would dampen Ben Percy's spin on Green Arrow can sleep easy while those that didn't like that in the first place may find that with a change of tone, everything is so much better.  I'll admit that I was in the later group and so far, I'm sold.  It seems that by writing a socially and politically aware Green Arrow that is still fun, Ben Percy and Green Arrow fans can have their cake and eat it too.  I like cake and I am happy to once again be able to say, I like Green Arrow.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2013) Annual #1

Oct 30, 2014

Harley Quinn Annual #1 was pretty much what fans would expect...a zany, fun adventure with tons of jokes and the added bonus of the rub 'n smell gimmick thrown in for good measure.  Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti continue making this book the place to go for a good time and the art team lead by John Timms does a great job.   I hope the two guest stars stick around for the regular run because they both bring so much more fun to the book and I want more.  I guess we'll have to wait and see.  Smell ya later.

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8.5
Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1

Nov 13, 2013

Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1 is just plain fun.  The introduction of Lobo and the return of Harley Quinn spell fun and excitement to old and new readers alike.  The wait until the return of Injustice in 2014 will be a hard one, but this Annual made it a little more bearable.

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8.5
Injustice: Year Three Annual #1

Apr 30, 2015

Brian Buccellato and Ray Fawkes get fans ready for Year Four of Injustice by showing us new stories from the past.  Year Three fans will love (and hate) Ray Fawkes' story of what Constantine did to start the Year of Magic and Brian Buccellato shows us the lengths Superman will go to get his way.  Xermanico and Sergio Davila do a really good job on art and in the end, this Annual has me pumped up for Year Four to start.

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8.5
Ninjak #16

Jun 13, 2016

As a Ninjak virgin, I was worried about jumping in headfirst, but I couldn't come up with any excuse to ignore it any longer.  I'm glad for that because this is just the sort of ultra-violent book I love and after a few pages, Matt Kindt had me up and running...for my life!  The story and great art by Diego Bernard had made an instant fan out of this guy. I'd say we can effectively check all the boxes necessary for Ninjak #16 to be declared Ninja-rific.  

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9.0
Ninjak #17

Jul 10, 2016

I can't recommended strongly enough if this is something you're on the fence about trying that you need to jump in " Pokemon GO will still be there when you're done reading I promise.

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8.0
Ninjak #19

Sep 4, 2016

I love me some Ninjak and issue nineteen is no exception to this rule. Despite my initial shock of reading about Grandpa Ninjak, the catch up page and some good writing helped bridge the gap for what I missed and I was off and running in no time.  We also get a backup story, as usual, which ties the future into the present in a very clever way. It's an excellent touch the team uses to keep all moving parts knit together well.  I continue to like where this series is going and can't wait to see how this arc impacts Ninjak in both timelines moving forward.

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8.5
Rom #0

May 9, 2016

ROM is the return of a character that i have no history with whatsoever.  However, after reading this FCBD issue, I am interested in learning more and with Christos Gage and David Messina involved, I will be back for the beginning of the full series in July.  Since this issue was free, I can easily recommend to everyone and then you will see that I am right as usual.

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8.5
Savage Things #1

Mar 1, 2017

Justin Jordan gives readers a book full of intrigue, mystery, murder and mayhem.  While the violence steals the spotlight a bit here, the slow burn story behind it has me most interested. If you are on the market for a well written, good looking mature title, check this out.

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8.5
Scooby-Doo Team-up #3

Jan 11, 2014

Scooby-Doo Team-up #3 is a great family friendly book that kids and adults can both enjoy.  Kids get a taste of the Batman Universe without being scared or bored and adults can enjoy the in-jokes from both Scooby-Doo and Batman cartoons/Tv shows. It's a win in my book.

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8.0
Star-Lord (2016) #1

Dec 26, 2016

Marvel has been spot on with these number one issues, I am just hoping they can keep up the good work on this story. I honestly didn't know what I was walking into when I started reading this book seeing as I really had no history with the character but all in all I really liked the story, even though it started off slow I really enjoyed the humor that was in it. The art was enjoyable, and the ending left you ready for the next issue.

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9.0
Star-Lord (2016) #2

Jan 22, 2017

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Even in a book that has very little action in it I love seeing Peter being goofy. I still hope that this series leads him into being a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy again because I would love to see more Groot and Rocket interactions. This art team is amazing as well and they way they portray Peter is PHENOMENAL!

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8.5
Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1

Aug 31, 2016

This was a fun little one-shot Suicide Squad story by the daddy of the whole damn thing.  In the end, nothing and everything happens which is par for the course for the Squad.  One mission just leads to the next, but it was fun to ride along with John Ostrander as he takes another spin around the block.  He still has it and I hope DC let's us see more of it in the near future.

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8.5
Super Powers #1

Nov 26, 2016

While this book is very easy to recommend for children, it is one of those things that is equally great for adults as well.  The art could put a smile on the sourest face while the story and characters are fun, well laid out and great to teach anyone a little DC Comics history.

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9.0
Super Powers #2

Dec 28, 2016

Art Baltazar and Franco are at it again!  This book will put a smile on old and new DC fans alike and I can't recommend it enough.

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8.5
Super Powers #3

Jan 18, 2017

Super Powers continues being my book for good, old fashioned fun.  Baltazar and Franco's story and art will make you smile even as you learn about DC characters both old and new, well known and obscure.  This is an all-ages book done right!

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7.8
Super Powers #5

Mar 1, 2017

If you have enjoyed this series up until now, this issue isn't going to change your mind as we near next months finale.  If you haven't added this to your pull list, go back to the beginning and get them all.  It's worth it.

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8.5
Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #2

Mar 16, 2016

Neal Adams continues his Superman vs Apokolips story and while I wish we got more solid information, I was having too much fun to care too much.  The characters and dialogue were classic and whether you like it or not will depend more on what you are looking for than prior knowledge of the characters.  If you like Superman, the New Gods and/or having a good time, check this book out.

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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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8.5
Infinity Man And The Forever People #1

Jun 11, 2014

While it's a weird entry in the New 52, not only does Infinity Man fit, but it's great fun to boot.  While I can't speak for longtime fans, Didio and Giffen do a great job of introducing everyone to the unique world of these New Gods.  Scott Koblish's art fits the book with a classic look that just feels right. Highly Recommended.

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7.5
Infinity Man And The Forever People #2

Jul 10, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #2 is running totally on charm and personality.  There isn't much of a story, but I enjoyed it anyway.  I guess it's the excitement of learning the new team, but that only takes you so far.  Giffen and Didio better introduce some sort of plot and soon.  Until then, sit back and watch as the New Gods visit a farm.  Really, a farm.

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8.6
Infinity Man And The Forever People #3

Aug 20, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People is an odd title, but one I'm really enjoying.  Dan Didio and Keith Giffen are writing a book so different than anything else out there and seem to be having a ball doing it.  While I wish they would decide on a steady artist, I can easily recommend this to anyone looking for something fun and different.

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8.0
Infinity Man And The Forever People #4

Oct 28, 2014

I love the Infinity Man and the Forever People.  I can see why some would be turned off by a book that wears it's craziness on it's sleeve, but that's the reason I am so fond of it.  I am having so much fun with this book that I hope it never ends.  I'd love to recommend it to everyone, but it is such a personal taste thing that I just ask you to give it a try and see what you think.  You just may join the Cult of Infinity with me.

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8.5
Infinity Man And The Forever People #5

Nov 30, 2014

This issue is a tie-in, a setup and an all out brawl.  Didio and Giffen give the reader hints at a major villain rising up while the Forever People deal with Guy Gardner and repercussions of Godhead.  This book is still getting it's footing and this issue looks like a solid foundation to continue from.  After five issues, this is the strongest combination of art and story we've got yet.

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9.4
Infinity Man And The Forever People #6

Jan 4, 2015

It's a shame that this book is ending so soon, but this issue makes it that much worse.  Dan Didio and Keith Giffen are just hitting their stride and fans finally get a clear direction of where the Forever People are heading.  We also get a large does of the Infinity Man, a Green Lantern Mecha Darkseid and Guy Gardner, oh my.  Tom Grummett and Daniel HDR make this the best looking issue of the series and I beg everyone who either bailed or avoided this book to give it a second look.  There's only three issues left, but it looks like it's going to be a hell of a ride.

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9.6
Justice League 3001 #1

Jun 25, 2015

There really isn't much wrong with this book.  Maybe you can fault it for not being completely new user friendly, but I still think new users can jump in and have a ball.  If you were a fan of Justice League 3000, trust me when I tell you, 3001 is already better and the cliffhanger promises so much more.  Just buy it and fall in love all over again.  Justice League 3000 is dead...Long live Justice League 3001!

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8.0
Justice League 3001 #2

Jul 23, 2015

This issue of Justice League 3001 may be more setup than returning readers may like, but if it helps get new readers more involved, I'm all for it.  J.M. DeMatteis continues giving fans great characters and a hilarious story drawn expertly by Howard Porter.  If you expected an issue filled with Supergirl, you'll be disappointed, but you can still enjoy Guy Gardner and the rest of the Justice League in the funniest book in the DC You.

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8.2
Justice League 3001 #3

Aug 27, 2015

This issue had almost everything, I just wish we spent more time with the best parts.  The main draw of Turtle Jimmy Olsen never really developed and Supergirl continues to just stand around looking bored.  However, I loved the interaction between Bruce and Clark, Guy and Diana and Flash and Supergirl.  Then there was my favorite part of all...the Super Buddies!  I want more Super Buddies now!  While the story was mostly setup, it was still great fun and the art was kick ass as usual.  I hope more people jump on the JL 3001 trolley, because I want to stay on for the ride.

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8.0
Justice League 3001 #4

Sep 26, 2015

This is a side story and while I'd usually cry foul about the timing of such a thing, I enjoyed it too much to complain much.  DeMatteis and Giffen give readers some major Teri/Flash character development as she deals (hilariously) with Mirror Master.  While I couldn't recommend this issue to new readers, everyone already reading should get a kick out of it.

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8.0
Justice League 3001 #5

Nov 3, 2015

Gal Gardner, Miasma and a Robo Batman I don't hate all put a smile on my face and there was even more.  The (very open) mystery of Ariel/Lois is about to be busted wide open just as another fan favorite character has entered the fray.  This issue was fast paced fun with great art and a kick ass multiple cliffhanger.  While this issue may not win new fans, those smart enough to already be on the trolley should enjoy it.  I did.

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7.8
Justice League 3001 #6

Dec 1, 2015

While I loved Justice League 3000, I kind of fell off it when it added that extra year.  Well, after this issue, I'm back on the trolley and can't wait to see what happens next.  This issue addresses and takes care of a slew of problems I had with the series and did so in pretty shocking ways.  Colleen Doran fills in on art and I really liked it and remember, I am a card carrying Howard Porter fanboy.  I don't know if it will win any new fans, but this issue will make some tired old ones happy again.

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8.7
Justice League 3001 #7

Dec 25, 2015

This issue lays the groundwork for a new Justice League and any fears I had that it would be forcing a round peg in a square hole were laid to rest.  It not only feels natural (horrific, but natural), but sets up so many exciting things going forward. It may not be a great jumping on point for new readers, but for long time fans, it's a new beginning that brings the spark back to a book that had grown a bit tired.  Anyone who stopped reading this series needs to read this issue.

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8.0
Justice League 3001 #10

Mar 29, 2016

Justice League 3001 unfortunately isn't going to survive the Rebirth purge and this issue continues the setup to the inevitable end.  That doesn't mean nothing happens as we add a couple awesome characters and see more buildup to an explosive final battle.  Giffen and DeMatteis continue giving DC fans a hilarious alternative to the usual and for that I commend them.  I am going to miss this book.

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8.0
Justice League 3001 #11

Apr 28, 2016

Justice League 3001 continues being the best book nobody is talking about.  They should be because it is non-stop fun and hilarity all wrapped up in the crazy story of a Justice League that is barely recognizable with name drops and Easter eggs from throughout DC Comic's vast history.  If you aren't already reading, go back and start from the beginning,  If you are already a fan, you probably can't wait to see how it all ends...just like this guy!

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9.3
Justice League 3001 #12

May 27, 2016

Since this book isn't heading into Rebirth (or is it?), Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis get to end things on their terms and while it's not as crazy as some of Giffen's other enders, fans of this series should get a kick out of it.  I'm not sure if this open-ended finale is a sign of what's to come or a plea for what could be, but I enjoyed seeing these wacky characters I fell in love with one last time.  To come up with the cheesiest thing I could think of to end it all...This book may not have fit easily into the New 52, but it sure fit where it counted...the hearts of it's fans.  Hey DC, I still want you to use the bit about Douchebag Superman on the TPB because I don't want people to see my sensitive side!

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9.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #6

Jul 4, 2016

If you are a  Marvel fan or like fun and hilarious comics, go out and buy this book. The writing is sharp, the art is clean, and you get an entire story in one neat little package. Weird Science tested, Weird Science approved...lit's just worth your time.

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6.5
Spider-Man/Deadpool #7

Jul 25, 2016

Unless you're really a die-hard fan of Spidey/Deadpool or of unique comic book art, you can consider passing on this. Nothing in this issue adds to our current ongoing narrative between Deadpool and Spider-Man if you're here for canon or the story. This simply serves as a fun intermission in the series while the regular creators get back on pace with the main story.  

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9.5
Spider-Man/Deadpool #8

Aug 15, 2016

There's a ton to like in this issue overall for any comic fan. We're provided a bunch of answers to some of the titles lingering questions, left with a few more still to solve, and are treated with a new Spidey suit to drool over.  We also get killer art and action sequences drawn by McGuinness and his art team.  To top it off, we get an appearance of a classic and new villain from the past, one we're still guessing the identify of to boot. So yeah, Marvel, more of stories like this please!!!

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8.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #9

Oct 3, 2016

I'm admitting that I'm a Spider-Man fanboy through and through however I have also read a ton of the All New All Different Marvel lineup and this is one of the books I've been having the most fun with. This issue continues the series trend of strong art, well-constructed story beats, and jokes that hit the mark. If you have any love for either of the two title characters in this book you won't regret jumping in at any point. 8.0/10

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9.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #10

Oct 31, 2016

Despite what felt like a mildly rushed conclusion in this issue, Spider-Man Deadpool continues to be one of the All-New All-Different lineups highlight comedy adventure books. With the abundance of Spider-Man and Deadpool titles that flood the market, it may be easy to overlook their team-up book, but Kelly and McGuinness are doing a hell of job at continuing to make this a must read each month for me. 

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9.5
Wonder Woman '77 #1

Jan 9, 2015

This first issue shows that Marc Andreyko knows his way around Wonder woman '77 and thus I can recommend to any of the shows fans.  Actually, with such a fun story and great art by Drew Johnson, I can't see anyone walking away disappointed. This book is yet another Digital First hit that I'm looking forward to seeing more of as quick as possible. Now if only I could get my donut bacon cheeseburger.

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9.5
Wonder Woman '77 #2

Jan 19, 2015

This book is quickly becoming my favorite Wonder Woman book out today.  I know it's a bit early to make such grandiose claims, but Marc Andreyko obviously loves the source material as much as a certain comic book reviewer.  Drew Johnson and Matt Haley make everything look great and I suggest that every Wonder Woman fan check this out.

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7.5
Wonder Woman '77 #3

Jan 23, 2015

Wonder Woman '77 is not a bad issue, it's just not as good as the first two of the arc.  The story wraps itself up nicely, but Marc Andreyko tries too hard to force the laughs and Matt Haley and Richard Ortiz's art is pretty average.  After two strong issues, it's a shame the arc ends with a bit of a downer.  Don't get me wrong, I still liked it, I just didn't love it.

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9.8
Wonder Woman '77 #4

Apr 3, 2015

This entire series has been a love letter to Wonder Woman fans and this one steps it up a notch.  If you are a fan of the 70's television Wonder Woman (and I mean the whole 70's), this issue was made for you.  The art and story are superb and may only hit with a small target audience, but I don't care because I'm in it!  Pick this up and read it right now.

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8.9
Wonder Woman '77 #5

Apr 14, 2015

With one chapter left in this Who is Wonder Woman? story, it is already a favorite of mine.  Marc Andreyko is writing this for true fans of the television show in particular  and Wonder Woman fans in general.  If you have any interest in either, pick this series up and thank me later.  I promise that when you get to this arc,  you will have a huge smile on your face.

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9.5
Wonder Woman '77 #7

Sep 7, 2015

This issue is such a great way to kick off the return of Wonder Woman '77.  We get the usually greatness of Marc Andreyko's continuation of the TV series with the added bonus of getting the introduction of Diana's greatest villain.  Drew Johnson's art is so good and there really isn't much I could find at fault here.  If you love Wonder Woman, grab this issue.

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8.0
Wonder Woman '77 #8

Sep 14, 2015

This is the middle issue of the arc and it shows.  Marc Andreyko is good enough, however, to make it a fun read nonetheless.  He sets up next issue with a crazy cliffhanger and I can't wait to see how Wonder Woman saves the day.

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4.5
Wonder Woman '77 #18

Mar 21, 2016

Wonder Woman '77 is one of my favorite digital titles, but I'd suggest skipping this one shot story.  It's a shame because writer Trina Roberts is a big deal in the history of Wonder Woman, but this story just wasn't very good at all.  I wish I could recommend it, but I can't.

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8.0
Wonder Woman '77 #19

Mar 25, 2016

Amanda Deibert and Staz Johnson give us the first of a two-part story and while this is all setup, it's good fun that captures the spirit of '77.  This story could have easily been a classic TV episode, but anyone can join in whether they are fans of the show or not.  It may be the 'Homer" in me, but I can't wait to see what happens next issue when Wonder Woman comes face to face with a mythical threat with an insatiable thirst for destruction.

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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 wi