Terrence Sage's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comicosity, PopOptiq Reviews: 77
8.6Avg. Review Rating

10
Action Comics (2016) #975

Mar 8, 2017

Action Comics #975 breaks the lid off of one of DC Rebirth's long standing secrets. This anniversary hit all the right notes when it came to the story, execution of the reveal, art from beginning to end, and even added a worthy backup that also stands as an equally important chapter in the Reborn event. Jurgens and Dini have woven a Superman narrative that's taken a peek at his history for Rebirth, fills in missing gaps, and continues to leave excited with what will happen going forward.

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10
Action Comics (2016) #976

Mar 22, 2017

Superman Reborn is acted as a simple continuation of stories and a launch pad for the next set of stories that Superman and his family will be going through in the next few months. A tightly wound event between two titles with tie-ins exploring their own stake in the game. The finale only had a few ways it could naturally end and to see the most logical (and guessed!) ending play out while wearing it's heart on it's sleeves racked with emotion and love for the character and his long history is a fantastic sight. The writers and artists deserve a pat on the back for reaching the finish line with not one hair nor panel out of place. Superman Reborn has not only restored the titular character and his status but also keeps those surrounding him with an invigorated playground that is the DCU Rebirth landscape.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #977

Apr 12, 2017

The New World is a breather for Superman himself, still feeling the effects bounce off of the numerous Superman this month gives a sense of calm before the storm and that's what we're treated to exactly. Revisiting the tired and true, more “classical” moments of Superman's origin assures readers that nothing has changed and it's exactly what you remember. Substituting action for Jurgens retelling of events combined with Churchill and Hi-Fi colorful approach to telling what's going on helps the issue but doesn't elevate it past a recap issue with an interesting lead-in towards the next arc. While the past is set in stone, the present isn't assured whatsoever with enemies old, new, and mysterious are beginning to form to take control and ruin Superman's life for good. No pressure right?

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #978

Apr 28, 2017

Throughout the issue Barberi properly captures characters of all shapes and sizes, filling with panels with moments and action and you never lose yourself in the mix of it all is good for an issue dedicated to what came before, what is, and what's happening next. Combined with the inks of Santorelli's which blend into the pages so well they aren't noticeable to where it's overly distracting and the Hi-Fi colors which complete the overall package of the book and you have a well-rounded finale to an arc that sets the stage for the future of Superman.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #979

May 10, 2017

Action Comics brings multiple plot lines across the Superman Corner for a more sinister arc featuring Superman and his Rogues Gallery. Jurgens finally letting loose with a string of villains that aren't afraid to get their hands dirty to get to Superman and upend his life is great. Zircher and Hi-Fi capturing the looks and moods for the villainous six helps with the coloring and inks giving them all a stylized look. Revenge takes the slow and steady or rather the calm before the storm approach with what both sides of his characters are doing before setting them up for the huge battle that's sure to come in the coming issues. There's strength in numbers and Revenge proves it with its hopeful and grim opener.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #980

May 24, 2017

Revenge marches closer to one of the arcs bigger moments and leaves room for a dangerous crossover to have it's side of the fun as well. Zircher and Hi-Fi continue their path of capturing more action and horror instances to give Revenge a stamp of it's own. Between the ghosts of your loved ones coming back as zombies and punching Supermen that want to destroy everything your “S” stands for…Revenge maintains it's speed as another worthy chapter.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #981

Jun 14, 2017

Revenge Part 3 ups the scale and dire situation of Superman vs. the Superman Revenge Squad to the darkest period it's been yet. Jurgens now has a Superman that's doubting himself and not fully in the fight and brave and courageous as he may be…it won't be enough. The theme of family has been explored and more so teased to greater effect in this issue. Our hero is down and out as it stands and it's going to take some like minded individuals that bear their own “S” on their chests to help him out in these trying times. Revenge Part 3 continues the adventure of the Superman Family and gets all of the pieces on the board as things mount for both sides.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #982

Jun 28, 2017

Revenge as an arc has been building across the entire Superman Family of titles for months and it's about to burst in a way that's truly fitting for a comic called Action Comics. Breaking Superman down bad enough to need other literal “Super” heroes in his corner feels like reinforcing one of the things DC Rebirth is all about. Action Comics has also fared well in getting artists and colorists with the same style likeness that it doesn't make each continuing chapter of Revenge feel disjointed, Revenge is well on it's way to becoming a story to remember for the ages with both Superman Villains and Heroes clashing at the Fortress of Solitude.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #983

Jul 12, 2017

The addition toBogdanovic and Glapion to the art team gives us an Action Comics where the characters come across rounder and better drawn for the action scenes, full of life and expression, and looking quite well. The colors by Spicer come off uniquely on their own in the confusion of capes and too many people with an “S” on their chest. This installment of “Revenge” serves as the beginning of the end for the Revenge Squad and finally united Superman Family as Jurgens and the art team let loose. It clearly displays why the book is called Superman: Action Comics in the first place.

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10
Batman (2016) #10

Nov 2, 2016

This chapter is another step in the right direction for not only “I Am Suicide” but defining and separating King's run on Batman from what came before. He's a man not afraid to reach out for help when he seems out of his depth and not afraid to play it both smart and dangerous at the same time. Batman has always played it too close to call but the danger and stakes are being elevated as time passes and it'll be a treat to see what happens to the Caped Crusader and his Suicide Squad next issue.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

From the personal look into what motivated Bruce as a child, to Selina Kyle's analysis into their relationship… the arc had more in store for us than just rescuing Gotham Girl's state of mind, it brought up renewed examinations inside characters we thought we knew and left just enough for us to wonder what's next for several characters in the Bat mythos.

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10
Batman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

Do yourselves a favor and witness the next step in the Bat and Cat relationship that includes a last page that will certainly have everyone talking.

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10
Batman (2016) #23

May 17, 2017

Batman #23 is a landmark issue and another victorious collaboration between King and Gerads. It's surprisingly both heartfelt and a gut punch to your emotions for two characters that are shown as larger than life entities. Just like the “Rooftops” arc by the pair, “The Brave and the Mold” takes Batman to an emotional plateau we don't usually see and with Gerads art we're given plenty to look over on multiple reads. This issue is a winner across the board.

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10
Batman (2016) #25

Jun 21, 2017

King is writing TWOJAR as one of Bruce's long kept hidden secret skeletons in the closest and it shows on the last page where he HAS to lay this story to Selina before they continue their relationship, no matter which course it takes. If this opening shot of an issue is the precedent or just a scratch of what King has in store for us in this arc that's sure to redefine Batman… I'm on board 100%

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9.0
Batman (2016) #26

Jul 5, 2017

Jann and Chung remain top notch for bringing brightness and sunshine to one of Batman's darkest hours, the color work makes this a sight comic a sight behold and while the lack of Batman doesn't hurt, it'll be interesting to see how the Bat will combat the coming weeks of war in his city with a bold lineup of Rogues under the leadership of Riddler and Joker.

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8.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #1

Sep 28, 2016

The climax of the issue ensues with a battle between Blue and a new age Nightshade, a villain from Ted's days as Blue Beetle. The battle ends rather quickly but it's displayed masterfully with the solid colors, displays of action, and sound effects throughout. Even the banter between Jaime and Ted are appreciated as Jaime does the heavy lifting and is forced to think on his feet. The issue ends with the arrival of bigger threats for the Blue Beetle Rogue's Gallery and with the solid start the creative team have set with this colorful and bombastic start, the legacy of the Blue Beetle might have a lasting home in Rebirth.

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9.0
Captain America: Sam Wilson #1

Oct 15, 2015

The issue nears completion with two pages that feel vaguely reminiscent of a sequence early in Captain America: Winter Soldier. They tug on the heart strings, but there's work to be done out and with Mighty Avengers style hotline call that takes Sam to the blazing heat because of a problem. There is also an enemy that bring up issues that wouldn't be out of place in the real world set up expertly on the final page. Whatever happens in the future for Sam Wilson, Captain America, he is in good hands with Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna.

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8.5
Captain America: Sam Wilson #2

Oct 29, 2015

As a African-American hero, Sam deals with the history of protests and hardships everyday people of color are subjugated to but, given his newly filled role he sees things the same just at a elevated peak. While Steve can more or less sit back with his "blind faith" and put his all in how he thinks the nation will handle things, Sam has a more nuanced view of American politics. It's a great ending with a more cheerful and hopeful final page from Acua. Sam Wilson is quickly expanding his own corner of the Marvel universe that Spencer and Acua are carving out. Sam Wilson: Captain America is the Marvel title that deserves to be read, it's telling the story that people need right now. It's political driven, modern, and has art that will make you want to hang each page as a series of paintings.

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9.0
Captain America: Sam Wilson #3

Nov 18, 2015

In the more “out-there” issue of the Sam Wilson run, the entire team both on writing and art supply us with a horror-comedy issue that boosts the plot forward, gives us a modern take on an old-school Captain America tale, and a double dose of Nick Spencer's brand of kooky comedy.

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7.5
Captain America: Sam Wilson #5

Jan 28, 2016

With the road to "Avengers Standoff" looming over the next few months, Sam Wilson: Captain America continues to forge its own path and make the most out of the new age, new look Captain America.

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8.0
Cyborg #3

Oct 8, 2015

Issue #4 is gearing up to be the biggest issue yet in terms of payoff to the story David Walker is telling so far. However,Cyborg#3 is an excellent comic in its own right with friendly faces aplenty, science-fiction action and horror, and a phenomenal art team. It continues the hot streak that this book has been on since the beginning of the DC You initiative.

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7.0
Cyborg #4

Nov 2, 2015

The issue ends with a final page that halts the action with the appearance of a new threat and follows the old saying “things will get worse before they get better.” In this case, Cyborg, the Metal Men, and the Tekbreakers are in for a sure to be worthwhile battle in the following issues of David Walker's inaugural run on Cyborg.

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7.5
Cyborg #5

Dec 5, 2015

Everything comes together for a final page that culminates in a very triumphant callback to one of Cyborg's staples as a character and if it's anything to go by"the first arc for Victor Stone will go out with a blast with ramifications sure to follow.

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8.0
Cyborg #6

Dec 24, 2015

Going forward, the future is bright for Victor and company given the slam dunk of an art team all working together to finish out the arc on a strong note, and with David Walker giving a fresh thoughtful voice to Cyborg, the next arc should be one to behold.

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7.5
Cyborg #7

Jan 28, 2016

With the beginning of a new arc, new themes to explore, and new plots with a brand new enemy that Cyborg can't punch his way through, Cyborg #7 is a slow building start to what's sure to be another great storyline.

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8.5
Cyborg #8

Feb 25, 2016

All things aside, Cyborg #8 is a step in the right direction for Victor Stone. David Walker gives him clear voice and empowers to Cyborg strike out on his own in a specific corner of the DCU. The solid art team gives him style and flair as theyall work to create a great second installment to the latest arc.

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8.0
Cyborg (2016) #2

Oct 5, 2016

Cyborg #2 knocks aside asking the bigger questions in favor of a battle of the tech brothers and soon to be family trouble. The creative team create a grounded approach to Cyborg and his team, capturing otherworldly visuals with bright colors and emotional beats to match the rising territory Semper is creating in the inaugural “rebirth” of Cyborg.

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8.0
Death of X #2

Oct 19, 2016

Death of X is two chapters in and the war that is set to drive the Mutants and Inhumans apart are taking shape in this flashback tale to how it all went down. Both the writing and art team have a handle on the expansive scope of the book and keep up the tense air surrounding the events we're reading. The third issue dropping in a few weeks will more than likely be the nail in the coffin for the two groups and it's no doubt Lemire and Soule will capture the moment in spectacular fashion.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #20

Jun 7, 2017

Deathstroke #20 sticks to its guns and treats the characters we've gotten to know with dignity, continuing to evolve them into new and uncharted territory with the World's Deadliest (Reformed) Assassin leading the way. A tale of sins, washing them away, and dealing with the mistakes of your past is all you need to know about Deathstroke. Because after years of breaking bad, Slade could turn his negatives into a positive and that makes for an interesting comic to say the least.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #21

Jul 7, 2017

Every person on the creative team does their job pitch perfectly and it shows in the characters and the directions they're going. Despite the issue being one final preparation before ushering in the new era by setting the characters up and getting into who they are and what they mean to Deathstroke, it's still a great read!

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9.0
Earth 2: Society Annual #1

Aug 31, 2016

All in all, the first annual for Earth 2: Society succeeds in both bringing us closer to the end of the arc without taking away or halting what the main title has given us thus far. You can't go wrong with Dan taking the time to "smell the roses" with some of the actually normal Wonders and displaying why these guys deserve to be here. While Earth 2: Society hasn't felt the touch of DC Rebirth quite just yet, here's nothing wrong with recognizing the past legacies while looking towards a new future all your own.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #6

Sep 14, 2016

While the arc makes surprising reveals and twists to the ongoing story, the issue being a straightforward aftermath issue leading into the next phase is appreciated as it allows everyone to catch a breathe before the next huge moment of The Flash.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #21

Apr 26, 2017

The investigation of the button leads the two World's Greatest Detectives on a trip to the beloved Cosmic Treadmill to a location that I'm not entirely sure how it can even exist given the nature of DC Rebirth but, Williamson has maintained the ship and set up a very Batman specific journey through this investigation for next week. Not only does this issue work as apart of the crossover but it works as a Flash issue as well. The Flash related history is thriving inside the pages and adds to the overall tapestry of Williamson's run on Flash with no signs of slowing down with the inclusion of long standing Speed Force related clues and connections. The Button Part Two gets the mystery of the button into full swing and pulls on many aspects of DC and shows there is still energy and purpose behind what they started with in DCYou, Rebirth and by that measure, Flashpoint.

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10
Flash (2016) #25

Jun 28, 2017

If you're reading The Flash for the CW Show, because you love Speedsters, or you've been following the adventures of Barry Allen for a long time now… you need to have this issue in your possession because it's a victory for everyone involved and it has one of the most hard boiling rivalries in comics you can't help but keep up with.

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9.0
Generation Gone #1

Jul 19, 2017

Generation Gone holds a lot of details, character moments, and intrigue inside of the oversized first issue. Kot,Arajo, O'Halloran, Cowles, and Muller give us a comic that's full of heart and shows us what's it like to want better for friends, family, and the rest of your life and how quickly those very same things can change when life hands you either a blessing or a curse in disguise.

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9.0
Green Arrow (2016) #25

Jun 21, 2017

Black Canary remains as focused and driven as she's always been, Emi is charting her own path on the road to becoming Red Arrow in full form, Henry is on the inside of the technological evolution and planning for what the Ninth Circle want to do with Star City as a whole, and there's the quiet rumblings of what'll happen with Diggle and Malcom Merlyn out and away from the fight. Percy and Schmidt have a lot on their plates when it comes to the future of Green Arrow but they've been doing just fine for twenty-five issues and with the amount of characters and the art that gives GA and friends a life and style all their own? The rest of 2017 remains strong for the Green Arrow Team and with a last page shocker that'll leave Oliver's world in a tailspin? Yeah, you'll want to pick this anniversary issue up.

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9.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #13

Jan 25, 2017

Venditti and company have struck a more hopeful mindset with this title and that's more than welcome right now given what the next arc will be focused on and the state of the country. We'll need heroes by the dozen with a guiding light to face what's ahead.

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10
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #1

Oct 8, 2015

Everyone should pick up Invincible Iron Man #1. The colors from the art team absolutely explode in varying colors across every page. This is Dave Marquez and Justin Ponsor at their peak. All of the characters involved in the issue are vibrant and distinct, the action is beautiful and rightly acquainted with Bendis dialogue that is clear and informative. This is a brave new run for the Armored Avenger, and it's off to a roaring start.

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9.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #2

Oct 21, 2015

The second issue in the rip-roaring new start to Iron Man ramps up the action and lets us inside the new Marvel Universe ever so slightly to great results. Bendis understands Tony to the point it feels right at home alongside Matt Fraction's extensive run on the character already. Only time will tell whereInvincible Iron Man will go and so far Tony will only soar higher.

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9.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #3

Nov 4, 2015

The issue ends with another night time stealth ops where ninja shadow warriors meet Tony in a Madame Masque related trap ,and issue four promises major changes to the usual Tony Stark formula in the form of the arrival of Mary Jane Watson. If the ride we've witnessed thus far in these four issues are any indicator for Tony's future, readers will be enjoying the new Invincible Iron Man for months to come.

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9.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #5

Jan 6, 2016

Overall, Invincible Iron Man, which is the flagship Marvel title, has concluded its first arc with definite promises of change for several characters and that will almost likely include pushing Iron Man and Tony to their limits especially since seeds are being planted for Civil War II during the next arc!

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8.5
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #6

Feb 4, 2016

The second arc of Invincible Iron Man kicks off, and Bendis has switched gears to deliver not a shiny, crystal clear, Dave Marquez drawn adventure of magic and exorcism, but a technology based gripping noir mystery that will only take Iron Man and company into a different genre's territory with exciting results.

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8.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #7

Mar 3, 2016

It's a breath of fresh air to see Tony not being limited in location (i.e. not fighting every monster ever in New York), like his secondary series International Iron Man coming later in the month, we're seeing a different type of Tony Stark that gets around the Marvel Universe and serves up a different type of genre adventure wherever he happens to go.

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9.0
Justice League #45

Oct 22, 2015

Lex goes through the biggest change of them all inJustice League#45 when he meets a camp of "Forever People" believing he himself is the prophesied Superman. Shazam becomes a conduit for what seems to be all of the New Gods, and it's here the League is thrown into complete disarray with Wonder Woman to pick up the pieces. With the sudden threat of the villains at their feet, the threat of the Anti-Monitor still looming, and several members dealing with new found Godhood"the next chapter in this event sized title can't come quickly enough.

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9.0
Justice League #46

Dec 16, 2015

Justice League #46 continues the latest chapter in The Darkseid War rather well especially considering we don't make leaps this issue but, steps leading up to another fantastic Act opener in just two weeks! Justice League has been leading to this story and truly nothing will be the same after the Darkseid War concludes.

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8.0
Justice League #47

Dec 31, 2015

With the clock winding down and with only 3 issues in the War to go, not all of the characters are at the forefront in Justice League #47, but it works lest the already packed title become overstuffed with players. With the main artist back on to finish the event, the "Darkseid War" should begin to wrap up character arcs and pick up steam to change the landscape of DC Universe in issue 50.

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9.0
Justice League #48

Feb 24, 2016

Justice League#48is lax on the Big Bad enacting his final Master Plan for dominance, Mobius makes an impression on one character. When issue #49 arrives, he will have his hands and Shadow Demons full with another. With the clock winding down on the future of the DC Universe, and just how the “Darkseid War” will end up affecting everyone involved, Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson keep the momentum going full steam as Act 3 reaches its peak to a universe shattering finale.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #4

Sep 7, 2016

With the art switch up keeping pace with what came before and more of a focus on who, what, and where the Justice League are and facing after three issues of global action…this issue reaffirms the mystery of The Kindred and the overall arc before the conclusion later this month.

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7.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2

Dec 28, 2016

The second installment for the first major DCU Rebirth event since it's inception completes the “Vs.” part of it's name. The issue speeds through the obvious fighting and continues to lay seeds for surprising reveals down the line and pushes unlikely characters into the spotlight. While the issue is a fine next step for the crossover it's light on moving things alone to get the immediate Hero vs. Villain fight out the way ensuing more deception and danger for the remaining four issues. Williamson has a tight grasp on character voices and motivations with a vision on including ties to the larger DCU, Daniel and the rest of the art team make the best of providing fun to the fighting throughout picking up the pieces where Fabok left off. All in all, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 shifts gears to giving fans what they want and more hints to what we'll be seeing sooner rather than later.

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8.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Jan 11, 2017

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad continues to build on previous issues of the event in every way. Character relationships are touched upon, teasers for story lines in the larger Rebirth spectrum are seen, and just when you think everything is as it appears… the creative team drops another bombshell and includes another wrinkle into the mix providing a last page that'll be sure to hold us over for another week.

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7.5
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

Jan 18, 2017

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad continues increasing the stakes and grandeur of the DCU that has been plotted out since the first issue. With the finale in sight, the event that started out as team's finally interacting and coming to blows evolved into so much more with an explosive end to leave out on a high note next week.

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10
Nighthawk #6

Oct 26, 2016

The adventures of Nighthawk may have wrapped as he sits on the sixteenth floor of a construction sitebut, we won't have to look far because he has his hands in various pockets of the Marvel Universe. Something tells me Nighthawk and his cohort of justice will be making their return very soon.

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9.0
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #1

Feb 24, 2016

All in all, the defining Marvel duo of this side of New York received a great first issue in Power Man and Iron Fist#1, a new direction to keep them grounded with the little guys and gals of the city, and a style all their own to give this book the voice it needs to stand out. That itself is cause for a “Sweet Christmas”.

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9.0
Robin War #1

Dec 8, 2015

Robin War #1 may spin out of events in Batman and We Are Robin, but in this one-shot the events that transpired will ring across through all of Gotham for months to come and throughout all of December as every member of the Batman family will feel the wrath of the Robin War in their specific title.

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10
Savage Things #1

Mar 1, 2017

Savage Things doesn't hold back from what it's set out to do. It's cold, calculating, bloody, demented, and mature like your favorite late night show on HBO. Jordan has the perfect art team for this dark and mysterious world of clandestine organizations and monsters set out to destabilize everything we hold dear. I don't think this series is looking for redeemable characters to save the day, these are bad people doing bad things in the name of saving the day. If this limited series can keep this first issues's sparks of intrigue, brutalness, and deadpan humor then I believe Savage Things will go down as a phenomenal story. Vertigo has a winner with Jordan and his Horror-Spy Thriller.

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9.0
Savage Things #2

Apr 5, 2017

This is the series about bad people doing bad things in the name of saving the day.

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10
Spider-Man (2016) #1

Feb 3, 2016

When all is said and done, Bendis, Pichelli, and Ponsor have ushered in another fantastic entry in Miles Morales' stint as Spider-Man with Spider-Man #1. With a new universe to explore, joining the Avengers, and having the blessing of the label as THE Friendly Neighborhood Spidey, the future for both Miles and this title has never looked better.

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8.5
Spider-Man (2016) #2

Mar 3, 2016

Not to be completely outdone by his exciting alter-ego, Miles has trouble on the home front in the form of his Grandma coming into town because heroes can't maintain their grades and save the world at all in the Marvel Universe. Things are becoming more personal and risky for both parts to Miles's life, and we only await the next issue to see what Bendis and Pichelli will do to put our new Spider-Man through his paces.

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8.0
Spider-Man (2016) #3

Apr 14, 2016

Only three chapters in and Spider-Man is balancing the life of Miles and his Alter-Ego greatly. Bendis is breaking new ground with adding to his family and throws in a fan favorite from his Uncanny X-Men run to make things even more interesting than they already are! Spider-Man #3 lightens up on the action but keeps us reading for the interactions between the various characters and the new sandbox Miles is traversing.

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8.5
Starbrand and Nightmask #1

Dec 17, 2015

Starbrand and Nightmask can hold its own as its own thing, but even with the guest stars you can feel the strings of connections to the wider Marvel Universe. It'll be interesting going forward to see how the two heroes can combat both classes and villains all over campus in this new series.

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7.5
Starbrand and Nightmask #2

Jan 20, 2016

Artist Domo Stanton and colorist Jordan Boyd bring the right amount of cartoon like visuals to make it feel like they're waiting for Marvel to announce Starbrand and Nightmask: The Animated Series. The details on faces aren't the greatest, but they do capture emotions well to sell the more darker and villainous scenes. Stanton is really strong when it comes to both body types and diversity because the main background is a college campus mostly. All in all, Starbrand and Nightmask #2 fits the niche of being a slice-of-life comic with superhero undertones to great effect. Lowering two of the strongest Marvel Heroes to such a relatable level is an achievement, and let's hope the good times can continue for Kevin and Adam.

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8.0
Starbrand and Nightmask #3

Feb 24, 2016

The revelations that round out Starbrand and Nightmask#3should give the heroes worry given these aren't enemies you can't exactly punch and blast, but forces of the cosmos that have been alive since the beginning of existence. With the endgame being Earth's destruction and college life slowly deteriorating, it'll be quite the read to see how our college cosmic freshmen survive the experience!

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9.5
Superman (2016) #10

Nov 2, 2016

Everything clicks together for the Creative Team in their new arc for Superman.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

The start of the new year brings more threats, more insane scenarios, and more often than not… more surprises aplenty for our heroes. Superman delivers on that wholeheartedly with no signs of letting up. “Multiplicity” begins with an interesting premise that connects old work with the current state of Rebirth, and if that doesn't show what the line has been about this entire time… I don't know what title does it better.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #18

Mar 1, 2017

Now, how the two mysteries of Creepy Kal erasing the entire of existence of his other self and just who escaped Mr. Oz's prison remains to be seen. There are three chapters left in this Super Crossover with plenty of aftermath issues to follow in several books. The Superman Family of titles are prepping everyone for a story that'll be sure to have everyone talking when the dust settles, with chapter one now in the books, we can only look forward to both Action Comics and Superman to unravel the tangled web of cosmic and personal intrigue that started all those months ago.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #19

Mar 15, 2017

Superman #19 finally let's the larger narrative include the other Superman Family titles that's finally showing some of the longtime payoff of the mysteries we've been asking since DC Rebirth started. Mr.Mxyzptlk has proven to be more than a pint sized foe for the family and the issue continues the synergy and pacing of Action Comics keeping everything lean and tight so nothing drags for to long. The art team has never been better putting all amounts of their energy into the backgrounds of this wicked game and the crackling energy that burns bright. Superman Reborn has been a crossover that's swerved expectations but hasn't disappointed so far. With the end in sight, the finale has a lot to answer for and it'll be a treat to see how the story wraps up.

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8.0
Superwoman #5

Dec 14, 2016

Superwoman is a title that stands uniquely together and apart from the Superman line of titles and as far as ongoings go, has done great work at fleshing out another corner of Metropolis and its citizens, both super powered and non. Jimenez and company are nearly completed with the opening arc of Superwoman and the road to saving the day has paved with hard choices, good character moments, and an ending that could change everything for our leading ladies.

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9.0
Titans (2016) #12

Jun 14, 2017

Over the course of one issue, Omen has risen to the occasion as not being weighed down as just being the team's psychic. She's a fully capable woman that holds her own and Abnett has set her up for a very stressfulcharacterarc, on top of the ongoing problems of her teammates. Titans #12 was a great issue that spotlights a team members strengths to propel them into a new light and refocuses the title for the next set of story arcs for the upcoming months.

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10
Ultimates (2015) #1

Nov 11, 2015

The comic comes to a close with Blue Marvel and Captain Marvel making small talk before being attacked by the source of their mission. The cover spoils our big guy and he's (pun intended) drawn to the most accurately sized scale since Jack Kirby first drew him. The pair comes to the “Devourer of Worlds” not as enemies seeking his destruction but, in an almost car salesman manner…want to help him with his problems. The last page will no doubt catch readers off guard even with Blue and Captain Marvel's faces looking on with nothing but determination. Al Ewing, Kenneth Rocafort, and Dan Brown have struck gold with this first issue. Every team member has something to do, no panel nor page was wasted with the most bombastic colors that have seen thus far in a rebooted Marvel title. The Ultimates solve the ultimate problems and together they solve the case of what a first issue should be.

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9.0
Ultimates (2015) #2

Dec 10, 2015

Outside of the ending that should be making headlines everywhere, there is a sequence with Galactus that rather tragically sums up his origin story with Dan Brown using every shade of purple in the history of the color to signify this is none other than his story being told. We discover why he hungers, and why he destroys, for so long people have believed him to be a necessary part of how the Universe works. Flash forward to now with our team putting an end to that belief in a light show like you wouldn't believe, and Marvel fans will get something truly new all-new and all-different both in the story and what this means in the grand scheme of things.

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9.0
Ultimates (2015) #3

Jan 7, 2016

The creative team for Ultimates definitely works in unison. While Ewing gives us the character beats and the story that will keep us coming back, Rocafort and Brown continue to assault our eyeballs with all manner of splash pages, colors, and inter-dimensional transport stars that are greeted by many styles of alien remains and a purple dragon to greet them. The Ultimates #3 proves that a team of past B and C list Heroes can be the next great thing in the right hands.

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7.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1

Oct 14, 2015

All throughout the issue, readers are granted a great example of colors from Richard Isanove, and how they blend to make each character look distinct. Every member of the Team has colors that render them dynamic and lets them exude a personality all on their own. If this issue is anything to go by, the Uncanny Avengers will be in good hands under Gerry Duggan's dialogue, character portrayals as well Ryan Stegman and the rest of the art team making the Unity Squad a team to look out for.

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8.5
Uncanny Inhumans #1

Oct 21, 2015

If Uncanny Inhumans is the flagship title to lead the charge of the wave of books concerning our Inhuman friends, then with the help of Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, and the rest of the art team, it'll be a welcome change of pace for the Marvel Universe.

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8.0
Uncanny Inhumans #2

Nov 18, 2015

Overall, the Uncanny Inhumans (featuring Johnny Storm and Beast) are doing big things in their corner of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe. Soule puts forth the effort to include Beast, who is relatively new to the new cast, and have the cast interact with him to varying degrees in some fantastic scenes. The interactions between all of the players make the comic worthwhile given their history with one another. Johnny Storm being called out on his relationship with previously dating Medusa's sister Crystal is complicated, yet funny to think about in the light of the events of the story. Uncanny Inhumans#2 is another big step in Kang's plan of dominance, and another step for Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, and the rest of the art team to prove why the Inhumans are larger than life and can give the X-Family a run for their money.

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8.5
Uncanny Inhumans #4

Jan 20, 2016

Altogether, Uncanny Inhumans#4 stands out among the wave of recently added Inhuman titles, and expectations have never been higher for the royal family's flagship title.

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8.0
Vigilante: Southland #2

Nov 23, 2016

Characters all move of their own accord either by their own doing or another force at play and it pushes the surprising developments forward to the halfway point that will be issue #3 next month. Vigilante: Southland is ramping up the action and the titular character slowly rising to the action despite the past coming back to haunt him in a way that's all to familiar to heroes of the same cloth as him.

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7.0
We Are Robin #6

Nov 25, 2015

We Are Robin is one of DC Comics' more off the beaten path titles given its place in the wider DCU, but that doesn't knock the impact of the comic because it's earned the spot of showing how real teens in a world of super powers can take the right to fight for their city into their phones and with each other. DC editorial is doing great work with the “lower-tier” Batman related titles and giving them their own crossover to play with in the form of “Robin War” next month proves even the little guy can make a big splash.

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