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Kitaru reviewed Flash #28 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

An interesting take on Flash's new power set that instead of benefiting him, continues to hurt everything around him, this time in a literal way. I only hope that this does not become a case of a superhero gradually becoming evil due to new powers.

Flash #28

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"NEGATIVE" part one! It's a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He's got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you'd want The Flash to put behind bars. There's just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under con...

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5.5

This was just awful dialogue and storytelling that made it near impossible for me to maintain interest through. I hope the other specials are nowhere near this bad.

Newsboy Legion & The Boy Commandos Special #1

By: Howard Chaykin, Howard Chaykin
Released: Aug 9, 2017

Jack Kirby's two wartime kid gangs share their first adventure together in a novel-length tale written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When the Boy Commandos arrive in New York on the trail of a secret Axis agent, they're greeted as turf invaders by the crime-fighting Newsboys! Can these kids put aside their rivalry and join forces to protect th...

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Kitaru reviewed Titans #14 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

Much like the title of the story, things are starting to fall apart for the Titans, with this arc being a complete deconstruction of who they are and where loyalties lie.

Titans #14

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"THINGS FALL APART!" With a traitor in their midst, the Titans reach their breaking point as Nightwing reveals his shocking prime suspect! As tempers flare and distrust spreads, the team is forced to face a new conspiracy-and the Titans must save Manhattan from the nefarious Trident!

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #985 Aug 9, 2017
8.0

It felt like a step back with how Lex Luthor was portrayed, with him going from proud back to petty and jealous. I hope this only occurs with Rob Williams writing because I have actually enjoyed superhero Luthor.

Action Comics #985

By: Rob Williams, Guillem March
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"ONLY HUMAN" part one! Superman finds himself side by side with Lex Luthor once more, but is his former foe truly committed to being a hero, or is it just a ruse to gain the Man of Steel's trust? As world events point to something dark on the horizon, the mysterious Mr. Oz makes his final move against the Man of Tomorrow.

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9.0

Whenever the side Green Lanterns are used, such as Grak, I always have a better appreciation for the storytelling because it means that the story cannot simply rely on the grace of the big lanterns. This is a great start to what I hope will be a fantastic arc.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #26

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part one! Ancient hunters awaken across the cosmos to end Highfather and the New Gods! Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps draw the line between gods, but that won't stop the body count as the most powerful deities in the universe go to war.

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #962 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

We are eventually making our way to Tim Drake, with a strong ending to my favorite Detective arc so far.

Detective Comics #962

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"INTELLIGENCE" finale! Ascalon, the deadly artificial intelligence created by the Order of St. Dumas, is ready to replace Azrael and purify Gotham City... and all that stands in the way of the world's most flawless computer brain is the mind of Batman himself!

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Kitaru added Mister Miracle to their pull list Aug 9, 2017

Mister Miracle

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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Kitaru reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 9, 2017
9.5

Amazing art and amazing storytelling that shows people why Tom King is one of the best writers when it comes to those different characters. There will be a very amazing message to this entire story that will change how miniseries are done.

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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Kitaru reviewed Redlands #1 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

A strong start to a new horror book, which displays that Jordie Bellaire's abilities go beyond her artistic ability. I still need to wait and she how this story turns and how it establishes the main characters.

Redlands #1

By: Jordie Bellaire, Jordie Bellaire
Released: Aug 9, 2017

A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (ZERO, Scarlet
Witch, Constantine) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of kille...

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #28 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

This is one of the more fun Green Arrow arcs that does not seek to continually destroy parts of Ollie's life, but rather to slowly start to rebuild it.

Green Arrow #28

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"HARD-TRAVELING HERO" part three! Metropolis is Oliver Queen's next stop on his quest to take down the Ninth Circle, but he may be too late when the evil financiers start a war with the one man they can't buy: Lex Luthor! That's more fat cats than even Ollie can handle, which means this is a job for Superman and Green Arrow!

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Kitaru reviewed Seven to Eternity #8 Aug 5, 2017
9.0

I had no problems with this issue and thought that it matched the tone and direction of the previous arcs, but I do get that people hate this departure from the main storyline. My argument against any dislike for this issue is that this was important character development for several characters that would have died if the issue had just moved on.

Seven to Eternity #8

By: Rick Remender, James Harren
Released: Aug 2, 2017

That which was pure and perfect is gone. Home, a distant memory. Some yet fight to preserve good, to resist the consumption of the whispers.

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #28 Aug 5, 2017
7.0

I love Tomasi and I love Superman, but this was just boring and poorly done. The subject matter was not tastefully delivered, but instead crammed downed the audiences throat with massive bouts of dialogue. I hope the next story is more similar to the previous Superman arcs.

Superman #28

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 2, 2017

This issue now features "ROAD TRIP" part two! As the Kents' family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives, you can bet that their gonna need a vacation after their vacation!

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #26 Aug 5, 2017
8.0

Not bad, but still not the same quality that Nightwing has been previously in the series. I hope that it starts to pick up soon.

Nightwing #26

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"SPYRAL" part one! Huntress comes back into Nightwing's life at his lowest moment. But is she here to help him find the man who killed one of Dick's closest allies? Or is she here to carry out a mission of her own?

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Kitaru reviewed Mech Cadet Yu #1 Aug 5, 2017
9.0

I genuinely enjoyed this very anime style of story. While it does use tropes that most anime/manga stories follow, it did so in a very necessary and creative way.

Mech Cadet Yu #1

By: Greg Pak, Takeshi Miyazawa
Released: Aug 2, 2017

Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It's a great honor to be chosen, but this year...well, the wrong kid was picked.
Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel) team up for an ...

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Kitaru reviewed Elsewhere #1 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

Not much happens in this first issue, which can lead to problems with people deciding on whether or not to get it, but I think it has enough potential to warrant anyone to try it out.

Elsewhere #1

By: Jay Faerber, Sumeyye Kesgin
Released: Aug 2, 2017

COPPERHEAD WRITER JAY FAERBER TEAMS WITH RISING STAR SUMEYYE KESGIN TO UNVEIL ELSEWHERE: THE FANTASTIC STORY OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO AMELIA EARHART!
Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enem...

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #28 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

While the story has not been as great as I have wanted it to be, it still has some moments and potential that I think more than makes up for some of it's faults.

Batman #28

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four! War is hell. Unless it's in Gotham City, where it's so much worse. The clash between The Joker and the Riddler continues to escalate, with the rest of the city's villains picking sides and joining in. In the midst of the battle, Batman must try to save whoever he can while knowing he will forever be haunted...

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Kitaru reviewed New Gods Special #1 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

An interesting snapshot for anyone that is interested in the base characteristics of the New Gods.

New Gods Special #1

By: Shane Davis, Shane Davis
Released: Aug 2, 2017

In a feature length story, Orion and Lightray must come to the aid of Forager and his people, as Kalibak has established a brutal dictatorship over the Bug colony. In confronting his evil brother, Orion faces the darker side of his own nature. And, in a back-up story, master comics writer/artist Walter Simonson tells a tale of a young Orion and his...

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #984 Jul 29, 2017
8.5

While still enjoyable, these past few arcs have blended into one huge arc that is starting to wane my focus and interest. I like the Zod revelations, as well as the family team up, but I think this entire run has been a few issues too long.

Action Comics #984

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"REVENGE" part two! A battle of titanic proportions rages through Superman's arctic fortress as General Zod reveals his ultimate plan by accessing the Phantom Zone. Superman's family's lives hang in the balance as "Revenge" concludes.

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #27 Jul 29, 2017
8.0

Not a perfect issue, but I still do not feel this is as bad as some people are rating and describing it. It is a new Wonder Woman writer that is trying to stay true to the character while also bringing her interpretation to it. To me, while it has been simple, it has been a lighter and more fun read.

Wonder Woman #27

By: Shea Fontana, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"HEART OF THE AMAZON" part two! Someone close to Diana is behind the most recent attack on her and her friends... but what has this person learned about her powers that she never even knew herself?

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7.5

Not a fan of this issue, nor of Venditti's interpretation of certain characters. More than following how the character would act, Venditti shapes the characters to fit the story, not the other way around.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #25

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"FRACTURES" part four! In this extra-sized issue, it's Lantern vs. Lantern as the GLC and Sinestro Corps duke it out over the murder of Sinestro Corps members. And a Lantern turns his back on their friends, embracing the darkness.

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Kitaru reviewed Doom Patrol #7 Jul 29, 2017
9.0

Interesting and odd with the only problem being the gap inbetween issues. I am interested in seeing how Niles Caulder is handled in the future, as well as if we will receive other characters from the past.

Doom Patrol #7

By: Gerard Way, Michael Allred
Released: Jul 26, 2017

This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. How have you been, Niles Caulder? The Chief is back, and he's ready to reshape the new Doom Patrol to be just like the old Doom Patrol - a prospect not everyone is happy with. But the team's former leader hasn't grown less manipulative in his old age, so nobody make any rash decis...

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #27 Jul 29, 2017
8.5

Very quickly has Barry's life started to fall apart, with this being not exception. I like the new powers, but a still hesitant on the author stripping away all joy from the flash.

Flash #27

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"RUNNING SCARED" finale! Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Legendary enemies separated by centuries pulled through time itself to battle again and again. Until now. For one year THE FLASH has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #961 Jul 29, 2017
9.0

A great continuation of a good story with well done art. I hope that this trend follows even after this arc, and that we don't get another League of Shadows style arc.

Detective Comics #961

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"INTELLIGENCE" part four! Batman and Batwing have thrown every technological trick they have at the powerful A.I. that the order of St. Dumas dubbed Ascalon... now there's nothing left to do but pray!

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Kitaru reviewed All-Star Batman #12 Jul 29, 2017
8.0

This was one of the more boring issues of All-Star Batman and one that I hope will not be representative of the rest of the arc.

All-Star Batman #12

By: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"THE FIRST ALLY" part three! When Batman discovers the truth about the man under the Nemesis mask, it could change everything between him and Alfred forever.

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Kitaru reviewed Wild Storm #6 Jul 23, 2017
9.0

These past few issues continue to gather all the characters with this one focusing more on Spica and Cray, as well as the rich lore that surrounds this universe. I am excited to try out the Deathblow comic that is coming out after reading this character for the past few issues.

Wild Storm #6

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Jul 19, 2017

Michael Cray, the world's best professional killer, is going to get himself killed for refusing to assassinate an innocent. Angela Spica, whose only mistake was saving someone's life, is discovering that her life is over forever, and that the people in this strange new world she's forced to survive in...may not be people at all. Treaties have been ...

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Kitaru reviewed Trinity #11 Jul 23, 2017
8.5

Visually stunning, with a story that seeks to explore the importance of not being misunderstood. I think this story would have had a greater impact if the breaks and changes in art had not occurred frequently.

Trinity #11

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"DEAD SPACE" part three! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are in for the fight of their lives against the combined might of the Justice League and the mysterious alien force inhabiting their bodies and controlling the Watchtower! The trinity may have found a way to save their friends-but the cost is high, and time is running out!

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #27 Jul 23, 2017
8.5

Patriotic to the nth degree, but still a nice relaxing issue after the past few arcs of darkness and madness. I understand why people may not have enjoyed this one as much, especially with all the history and politics unapologetically displayed to the readers, but I still liked it. A very family friendly issue that focuses on family.

Superman #27

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Scott Godlewski
Released: Jul 19, 2017

This issue now features "ROAD TRIP" part one! It's been an emotional and physical rollercoaster for Superman, Lois, and Jon: the Eradicator, Dinosaur Island, Frankenstein and the Bride, Multiversity, Reborn and Black Dawn-a barrage of terror and horror! What does the family need right now? Yep, you got it...a vacation!

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #27 Jul 23, 2017
8.5

A nice, but sad interlude that focuses in on a character that Tom King has repeatedly used in the past. While this issue is a departure from the main story, I feel that it does not take away any momentum or feeling from the story.

Batman #27

By: Tom King, Davide Gianfelice
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution... but it could cost him everything.

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #26 Jul 20, 2017
8.5

This has introduced an interesting new take on the speed force that I had not known existed. I am hoping that all the heart break that has taken place in the comic is eventually resolved, with it all having been for a good reason.

Flash #26

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jul 12, 2017

"RUNNING SCARED" part two! Barry Allen and Iris West witness a chilling vision of the future courtesy of the Reverse-Flash, who reveals the couple's legendary romance will yield only darkness for the world of tomorrow. Now, Thawne forces The Flash to make a choice: spend forever alone or doom the future?

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7.5

This has continued to be my least favorite arc from Rebirth Green Lantern series, with Venditti's characterization of Soranik Natu being very twisted and unrecognizable. I am just waiting for this arc to move on.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #24

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jul 12, 2017

"FRACTURES" part three! Secrets are out and battle lines are drawn. The partnership of the Green Lantern Corps and the Sinestro Corps begins to crumble before it explodes!

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