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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #19 Apr 22, 2017
9.0

I hope that the Nightwing Must Die arc does not end sadly, but it has been really well done so far. The villains have all been great and the chemistry between Dick and the others are well played out.

Nightwing #19

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"Nightwing Must Die" part four! As Dick's worst nightmares are realized, and the demons of his past come to destroy his loved ones, he must face his own dark reflection. He must face...the Deathwing!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Titans #10 Apr 22, 2017
8.5

Great finale to the Made in Manhattan arc and we finally get the inclusion of Bumblebee. I hope to this the problems that have occurred over the past few issues, end up resolving themselves.

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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Kitaru dropped Moon Knight (2016) from their pull list Apr 22, 2017

Moon Knight (2016)

THE BOOK YOU'D BE INSANE TO MISS!
Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wr...

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Kitaru reviewed Seven to Eternity #5 Apr 22, 2017
9.5

This is one of my favorite series of the year and I am glad that it is starting again. The fantastic art and the creation of this weirdly wonderful world makes me glad that the team is consistently evolving. The next issue in the swamp will be a very interesting place in terms of location and story creation.

Seven to Eternity #5

By: Rick Remender, Jerome Opena
Released: Apr 12, 2017

NEW STORY ARC!
Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity.

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #954 Apr 22, 2017
8.0

I agree that this issue was not as good as the previous few issues of the Detective Comics. The arc has been going on for what feels a long time, with the setup for the end battle being prolonged over and over again. At times Batman feels weaker and less planned for things in this title than the others, but this is a team book so it makes sense at times. I am still interested in seeing what happen more

Detective Comics #954

By: James Tynion IV, Marcio Takara
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part four! Ra's al Ghul has the answers Batman needs to take down the League of Shadows...but will he lift a finger to help him? Or would he rather use the League to take care of the Dark Knight Detective once and for all?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League of America #4 Apr 22, 2017
8.0

I did not think this arc was as bad as most people thought. It had problems with being slow and boring at times, but it still had an interesting premise to it. I think the resolution worked out well and that the setup for the team dynamic will work to create new stories.

Justice League of America #4

By: Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"THE EXTREMIST AGENDA" finale! The new JLA's first adventure comes to a (multiple-)earth-shattering conclusion as Batman and his team takes the fight directly to Lord Havok.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #977 Apr 22, 2017
8.5

This issue is meant to establish Superman's past after the events of Reborn. It will be interesting to see him take on finding out who is Mr. Oz and why he has been so consistently in his life.

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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Kitaru reviewed Flash #20 Apr 22, 2017
8.5

This was more of a setup issue for what will end up occurring in the next several Flash issues. We will see a character returning from the past, Iris and and Barry's relationship, and more of Black Hole.

Flash #20

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: Apr 12, 2017

The dangerous scientists of Black Hole have been stealing the bodies of dead speedsters, prompting Iris West and The Flash to go deep undercover among them! And in doing so, they discover a shocking secret: a traitor within The Flash's inner circle!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #20 Apr 22, 2017
8.5

The pace is finally picking up in the Wonder Woman issue, but I feel that it took a while just to reach a conclusion that most people knew about 10 issues ago. I hope that the villain is not actually who we expect it to be.

Wonder Woman #20

By: Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Godwatch" part three! Cale launches a desperate gambit to take control of Godwatch, but her plan hinges on two factors she cannot control: the witch Circe, and Wonder Woman!
RATED T

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8.5

In terms of time traveling heroes this was one was the most right for a Green Lantern book. The book is still continuing to good stories, but I would prefer that eventually Kyle goes back to being a green lantern.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #18

By: Robert Venditti, V Kenneth Marion
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"THE PRISM OF TIME" part one! The Green Lantern Corps has united with their once mortal enemies the Sinestro Corps, but there's a storm brewing on the horizon as an enemy from the future arrives to rip the two apart. There will be no peace in this time.
RATED T

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8.5

The story has been a great mixture of a person trying to keep a hold of their humanity and someone trying to find themselves. I think this has been one of the better miniseries DC has released recently.

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #3

By: Cary Bates, Will Conrad
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"Back to the Future" part three! Transported to the present day against his will, Nathaniel Adam struggles to move on from the shattered life he left behind.  But General Eiling and the U.S. government have other plans for him - two words: Operation Resurgence.

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #20 Apr 6, 2017
7.5

Ben Percy does a really good job of making nobody likable in this past story arc. The reason that Ollie and Roy don't get along really does not make that much sense and seems a bit forced at times. Also, the subtly in this issue is practically no existent.

Green Arrow #20

By: Ben Percy, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"REUNION" finale! Estranged partners Green Arrow and Arsenal find common ground as they reunite to take on the violent right-wing Wild Dog militia that's been menacing Roy's childhood home at the behest of Oliver Queen's stolen corporation, leading to shocking revelations about the heroes' pasts and huge implications for the future of Green Arrow. ...

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #18 Apr 6, 2017
7.0

This issue was fine as well, but it just feels as thought they are trying to include as much as possible in every issue, which creates a mess. The dialogue is still wonky, but the idea is semi-interesting this time around.

Justice League #18

By: Bryan Hitch, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"TIMELESS" part four! Separated by centuries, the Justice League fights their way through the Timeless hordes towards the incredible machines that are rewriting history-except Batman, who undertakes a mission to rescue Superman from the clutches of the Timeless Mind!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #20 Apr 6, 2017
9.5

A simple, but effective start to a new arc. It helps start to settle the events of the last arc, as well as tackling the previous mystery set-up in Dark Harvest that creates an interesting new story.

Superman #20

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"Superman black" part one! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn't want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman-he's losing his powers!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #18 Apr 6, 2017
8.5

This arc and issue are basically a orchestra of former Nightwing villains. I liked the Dick and Damian team-up and want to see how this arc ends up affecting Nightwings life.

Nightwing #18

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"Nightwing Must Die" part three! Someone Dick loves is being held by one of the deranged foes of his past: Professor Pyg! Nightwing and Robin race to stop Pyg's attack, but an even darker villain may be waiting for them in the aftermath...
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #20 Apr 6, 2017
9.0

A surprisingly melancholy ending for an arc that has been led up to for quite a few issues so far. I realize that it is a Batman comic and a Tom King comic, but I still was surprised by how effective the voice over for the fight was with evoking a certain emotion response. Overall, I really enjoyed this and cannot wait to see what is next with Tom King.

Batman #20

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T

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Kitaru dropped Harley Quinn (2016) from their pull list Apr 4, 2017

Harley Quinn (2016)

"Die Laughing" part one! Welcome back to Harley Quinn's crazy world on Coney Island...now get ready to wave goodbye, because everyone there just might get eaten alive! Harley's gotta protect her neighborhood against an all-out zombie apocalypse! Break out the chainsaws, everybody!

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #19 Apr 4, 2017
8.5

It still feels very slow to me, with Diana taking a decent amount of issues just to recover, so that they can go on their way to somewhere else. I like Rucka, but I feel that these issues need to pick up the pace a bit.

Wonder Woman #19

By: Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"The Truth" part three! Diana, Steve and Etta come face-to-face with their newest foes - the deadly group known as Poison! But what do they have to do with the plot to unravel Wonder Woman's life?

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #976 Apr 4, 2017
9.0

One of the better arcs in Superman history continues with more revelations that I feel have been done very tastefully and without destroying previously beloved characters.

Action Comics #976

By: Dan Jurgens, Doug Mahnke
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"SUPERMAN REBORN" finale! As this epic tale wraps up, Superman's life is drastically changed...and that's all we are saying for now-except that you won't want to miss it! The covers by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray and the variant covers by Gary Frank for SUPERMAN #18-19 and ACTION COMICS #975-976 will connect to form a single vertical image.

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Kitaru reviewed Doom Patrol #5 Apr 4, 2017
9.0

Another fantastic issue with Casey being a one of the best original characters in recent history for DC. I would prefer that the issues came out more frequently, but that does not stop this comic from being a mind-bending twist of good and chaotic.

Doom Patrol #5

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Mar 22, 2017

The team is back together at last, though why they are back together remains an unanswered riddle. After the mind- blowing revelations of the previous issues, Casey Brinke has to figure out what this all means going forward. Or maybe it's just the end of everything after all? Plus, Robotman punches stuff!

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #19 Apr 4, 2017
8.5

Wally's emotions are the fastest thing in this issue. Changing from sad to happy to angry all in a matter of three pages. I still enjoyed the parts with Boomerang, but I am having a hard time tolerating Wally's attitude.

Flash #19

By: Joshua Williamson, Jesus Merino
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"SINS OF THE FATHER" finale! Wally's quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash's oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally's father, Reverse-Flash, alive.

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8.5

Surprisingly I was not that upset by the fact that Kyle Rayner became a Green Lantern again. I think it was done very well and I think it will setup an interesting storyline down the road.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #17

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERNS" finale! As both the torchbearer of the Green Lantern Corps and the White Lantern of life, Kyle Rayner's proved he can wield the entire emotional spectrum. But when forced to choose, which ring will he don - and which Corps will he join for the oncoming threats facing all of time and space?

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #953 Apr 4, 2017
8.5

I still have enjoyed this arc so far, but this issue had a few confusing developments, such as when Orphan decides to fight Batman. I get why, but I feel that it came off unexpected.

Detective Comics #953

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Duce
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part four! Help arrives from a surprising - and unwanted - source... one of Batman's greatest foes!

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Kitaru dropped Batgirl (2016) from their pull list Apr 1, 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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8.0

This one was the most boring of the crossovers for me. I think it has to do with me not being fully caught up with both storylines that it diverges from, but not much happens overall. I feel like it is just a catch up issue that is one of the more unnecessary crossovers to get.

Adam Strange / Future Quest Special #1

By: Marc Andreyko, Steve Lieber
Released: Mar 29, 2017

After the events of the DEATH OF HAWKMAN miniseries, Adam Strange is blasted through multiple dimensions only to land on Earth! There, instead of super-powered beings and legendary crime fighters, he encounters a boy adventurer and his scientist father - and they're the only ones who can help him return home. Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Quest and Race ...

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9.0

This issue was the best Hanna Barbera crossover that was released this week, with a great team up between two of the greatest members of their respective universes. It had a perfect amount of tomfoolery with true emotional development.

Green Lantern / Space Ghost Special #1

By: James Tynion IV, Howard Chaykin
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Trapped in a strange rift in time, Green Lantern and Space Ghost are forced to battle a variety of foes - and each other! And even if they manage to survive, they will be thrown into a world with no concept of interstellar travel - or even what an alien is! Stripped of their weapons by a xenophobic culture, the duo will have to battle to regain the...

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Kitaru reviewed Titans Annual #1 Apr 1, 2017
9.0

Very good annual that perfectly captures the distinct personalities and relationships between the Titans and Justice League members. Anyone that is a fan of either team should read this. It has great art and dialogue, as well as good character development.

Titans Annual #1

By: Dan Abnett, Minkyu Jung
Released: Mar 29, 2017

When Dick, Wally, Donna and Garth awaken in an unfamiliar place, they find themselves face-to-face with their mentors: Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman! Allied together against a common foe, the mentors and protégés must race against the clock to unlock the secret of their current predicament and save the planet from an alien i...

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8.5

For someone that has never been that big of a Booster Gold fan, I thought that this crossover was surprisingly good. The Jetsons issue in the back was also very interesting and I feel that it is a good setup for anyone that is interested in reading it when it comes out.

Booster Gold / The Flinstones Special #1

By: Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to the 25th century, where the Earth is a polluted post-industrial nightmare, most animals are extinct, and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world's citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are seeking revenge, Booster dives deep into the pr...

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League of America #3 Apr 1, 2017
8.0

I genuinely do not understand the dislike that is surrounding this comic. I wish that it was more exciting than it has been for the past few issues, but I think that story and dialogue is a lot better than the Justice League comic. It even has good parts to it, like a very interesting villain's backstory and a team trying to form together.

Justice League of America #3

By: Steve Orlando, Diogenes Neves
Released: Mar 29, 2017

"THE EXTREMISTS" part three! The Extremists now control a nation, and within its borders, all is ordered and protected - all but free will. But how do seven people, even the JLA, fight an entire country? And even if they could, no one can truly prepare for the catastrophic design Dreamslayer has in store for reality itself.

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8.0

I thought it was one of the weaker crossover issues, but I did not feel that it was anywhere near as bad as the reviewers said it was. It could be cheesy at times, but I think that should be expected from the Banana-Splits appearing in a comic.

Suicide Squad / The Banana Splits Special #1

By: Antony Bedard, Ben Caldwell
Released: Mar 29, 2017

"SUICIDE SPLITS"! Mistaken for metahumans, thrown in the bowels of Belle Reve, the animal rock band Banana Splits are recruited by Amanda Waller for a secret mission: to save the Suicide Squad! What follows is the weirdest team-up you never thought you'd see! How can Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky stand up to Harley, Deadshot, Katana and Croc?!...

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