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the green death reviewed Batman #23 May 17, 2017
10

Pretty much a perfect comic. Great story and art, thematic depth and the issue felt longer than it was. Sometimes you don't need endless monologues to get into characters' souls.

Batman #23

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.  
RATED T

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #23 May 17, 2017
9.5

Where is Swamp Thing's Rebirth? Swamp Thing was one of the few titles that was consistently good, proving that not everything during the New 52 era was all bad. Snyder went for a more horror comic approach which is fitting but it wasn't until Charles Soule took over when I really became involved with the story which turned into more of a saga than what Snyder was doing. This guest appearance in Ba more

Batman #23

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.  
RATED T

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the green death reviewed Teen Titans #8 May 17, 2017
8.5

Totally fun second part and I'm happy they bypassed the "heroes fight each other" trope and actually moved the plot along instead. I feel we've already gotten more plot in the two parts of this story than you get sometimes in 5 issues. Deathstroke steals the show here as he did last issue. Looking forward to next week! I like these DC crossovers (this along with The Button and Superman Lives) that more

Teen Titans #8

By: Ben Percy, Khoi Pham
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World's Deadliest Assassin-Deathstroke! But when Robin interrogates Nightwing about his history with Deathstroke, dark secrets are revealed and alliances are broken!
RATED T
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the green death reviewed Flash #22 May 17, 2017
9.5

I didn't expect many answers going in, after all this is a midway point for a two year storyline. I figured it would introduce more questions than it answered, but the art and writing were terrific and I felt well served by the story. The last issue of Batman seemed the weak link here, but it all ended on a high.

Flash #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part four! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of t...

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the green death reviewed Titans #11 May 10, 2017
9.0

Damn fine comic and a great way to start an event! This feels like a big event even though it's only four issues - but it's all character driven.

Titans #11

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: May 10, 2017

"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" part one! When Deathstroke discovers that Wally West's return holds the key to bringing his son back from the dead, he'll stop at nothing to do just that! Don't miss the debut chapter of the epic crossover event that you've been waiting for!
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the green death added New Superman to their pull list Apr 24, 2017

New Superman

"MADE IN CHINA" Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan-t...

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the green death added Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) to their pull list Apr 24, 2017

Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016)

"Dark Trinity" part one! When a turf war puts Black Mask in Red Hood's crosshairs, Jason discovers that the False Face Society is not what it seems, and that the organization is about to auction off a powerful weapon. As criminals from all over the globe descend on Gotham City, Jason must prove that he belongs amongst the city's worst in order to g...

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Supes' soups reviewed Secret Empire #0 Apr 21, 2017
9.0

This event is good. I admit I haven't been keeping up completely with Hydra Cap and all the stories leading up to this but make no mistake, this event is going to be good. There is already an established direction and the story has been building for awhile, this is the payoff. This is more Jonathan Hickman leading up to Secret Wars than Bendis's usual BS. For once I'm actually scared for our heroe more

Secret Empire #0

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Apr 19, 2017

What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now!
The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero c...

the green death reviewed Green Lanterns #21 Apr 19, 2017
8.5

A good ending to a good storyline and one that leaves the GLs with a new archvillain of sorts. After the first arc of this series not really landing and reading really decompressed, I've been impressed by how much story and emotional beats Humphries packs into the series now. I think he's really found his feet as a DC writer and a GL writer. Great art too, it's always a treat when Robson does a more

Green Lanterns #21

By: Sam Humphries, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE GREEN IMPURITY" finale! Pushed to the brink by Polaris, one of the two Earth Green Lanterns will have no choice but to use lethal force for the first time and take down their enemy...permanently!
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the green death reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
10

Almost a full year after the Rebirth special we move a little closer in towards the source of this planned two year arc. Unafraid of the spotlight shine, Tom King writes his ass off and Fabok turns in some of his best work (an impressive feat for an artist of his caliber). Things didn't shake down like I expected and the issue is all the better for the twists and turns it presents. I wasn't the more

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of th...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Titans #10 Apr 14, 2017
7.5

Dan Abnett is the unsung hero of REBIRTH. His books (all of them) read like the classic comics of the late 80's and early 90's that I grew up reading. No event-motivated writing here...just a perfect mix of action, story and character development...all in a single issue! This holds true for all of his books; not just TITANS. Brett Booth,meanwhile, has found,in TITANS, the book he was born to more

Titans #10

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Made in Manhattan" finale! While Wally and Dick are trapped inside Meta Solutions with the raging Mammoth, Psimon reveals that his employers have big plans for Bumblebee! Can the rest of the Titans rally before the Fearsome Five unleash hell on New York City?  
RATED T

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the green death reviewed Titans #10 Apr 12, 2017
9.5

Remember when comics featured interesting Superheroes fighting interesting Supervillains with evil plans? Remember when you got a fight, character stuff and plot stuff all in one issue? Remember when comics were just straight up fun? Abnett does and he makes the sort of comics that have fallen out of popular favor but never out of my heart! I'm rating this probably higher than I might normally, more

Titans #10

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Made in Manhattan" finale! While Wally and Dick are trapped inside Meta Solutions with the raging Mammoth, Psimon reveals that his employers have big plans for Bumblebee! Can the rest of the Titans rally before the Fearsome Five unleash hell on New York City?  
RATED T

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the green death dropped Batgirl (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Batgirl (2016)

"Beyond Burnside" Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat ma...

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the green death dropped Doom Patrol (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Doom Patrol (2016)

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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the green death dropped Mother Panic from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Mother Panic

Meet Violet Paige, a celebutante with a bad attitude and a temper to match, who no one suspects of having anything lying beneath the surface of her outrageous exploits. But Violet isn't just another bored heiress in the upper echelons of Gotham City's elite. Motivated by her traumatic youth, Violet seeks to exact vengeance on her privileged peers a...

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the green death dropped Superwoman from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Superwoman

"Who Is Superwoman?" part one! Lois Lane takes flight! Now powered up with the abilities of Superman, Lois pledges to carry on the super-legacy as Superwoman! There's only one problem: Lois' new powers are killing her, and neither she nor her friend and confidant Lana Lang know what to do about it. Will Lois even survive long enough to learn the de...

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the green death dropped Superman (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Superman (2016)

"THE SON OF SUPERMAN" chapter one
The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world.
THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in "Batman and Robin" returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.

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the green death dropped Shade, the Changing Girl from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Shade, the Changing Girl

There's no such thing as a little bit of madness.
Far away on the planet Meta, Loma's going nowhere fast. She's dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend, and is bored out of her mind.  She longs to feel things. That's where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come it. Loma steals the garment and makes a brea...

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the green death dropped Green Arrow (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Green Arrow (2016)

"THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN" chapter one
As Oliver struggles with how he can fight "the man" when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.
THEY SAID IT: "My touchstones are [former GA writers] Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell, while trying to make th...

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the green death dropped Nightwing (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Nightwing (2016)

"BETTER THAN BATMAN" Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNA...

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the green death dropped Wonder Woman (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Wonder Woman (2016)

"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims art...

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the green death dropped Suicide Squad (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Suicide Squad (2016)

"The Black Vault" part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller's strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this "Suicide Squad" only handles missio...

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the green death dropped New Superman from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

New Superman

"MADE IN CHINA" Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan-t...

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the green death dropped Gotham Academy: Second Semester from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Gotham Academy: Second Semester

GOTHAM ACADEMY is back with an all-new storyline for its second semester! When you're Olive Silverlock, winter holidays can be a drag. Luckily, when a new student shows up at Gotham Academy to keep her company while the other students are away, Olive finds what could be a brand new friend...or a whole lot of trouble!

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the green death dropped Detective Comics (2016) from their pull list Apr 12, 2017

Detective Comics (2016)

RISE OF THE BATMEN Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. Its up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain...

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the green death reviewed Action Comics #977 Apr 12, 2017
9.0

I've enjoyed Action since Jurgens came onboard but feel he's really found his groove the last few months. The pacing is better, the characters more vibrant - this is the best work I've read from him in many years! I'm excited for the rest of the post-Reborn Secret Origin and the assembly of the Revenge Squad. Bring it on! Also, Ian Churchill has never looked better - great art from an artist I' more

Action Comics #977

By: Dan Jurgens, Ian Churchill
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Superman Reborn Aftermath" part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history-the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet-to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It i...

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Jack's Yattering - Apr 12, 2017

I agree with everything you said. Jurgens has really been revitalized by this book (and your opinion re: Ian Churchill mirrors my own,exactly).

the green death reviewed Supergirl #8 Apr 12, 2017
5.0

Haven't read an issue since the first one but picked this up for the Emerald Empress/Saturn Girl stuff - unfortunately that's a non-starter relegated to just a few pages. Instead we get a Superman Reborn recap that conflicts with this week's far better Action Comics (how much Superman remembers of his past life is radically different here than there). I've now read a number of Steve Orlando com more

Supergirl #8

By: Steve Orlando, Matias Bergara
Released: Apr 12, 2017

A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! Superman and Supergirl meet again for the first time to face the evil of the Emerald Empress! Plus, what does it mean for the Girl of Tomorrow when tomorrow promises a Dark Knight? Shocking revelations, all-powerful sorceresses from the future, the Batgirl of Burnside and dinner in the Wild West-they're all her...

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the green death added Green Lanterns to their pull list Nov 24, 2016

Green Lanterns

"RED PLANET" chapter one
New Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz promised to protect others in brightest day or blackest night, but as "Red Planet" begins to rise, the partners find themselves confronted with a unimaginable threat from Bleez and the Red Lanterns!
THEY SAID IT: "I am psyched for GREEN LANTERNS!" says writer Sam Humphries. "M...

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the green death added Doom Patrol (2016) to their pull list Nov 24, 2016

Doom Patrol (2016)

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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the green death added Shade, the Changing Girl to their pull list Nov 24, 2016

Shade, the Changing Girl

There's no such thing as a little bit of madness.
Far away on the planet Meta, Loma's going nowhere fast. She's dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend, and is bored out of her mind.  She longs to feel things. That's where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come it. Loma steals the garment and makes a brea...

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