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Kitaru reviewed God Country #5 May 18, 2017
9.0

An issue that delves deeper in to the motives of some of the characters, along with setting up an ending that I feel may end in some sort of melancholic sadness. I am interested in seeing if the success of this series warrants Image and Donny Cates to create a new running series of God Country.

God Country #5

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: May 17, 2017

A new storm rumbles on the horizon. Those left standing in its wake will long remember the day the God of War came to West Texas. The time for talking is done. The battle for Valofax begins here.

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #23 May 18, 2017
8.0

The story is good so far, but the treatment towards Ollie still seems unreasonable to me. I hope that more is explored with the Ninth Circle, especially with how his father was involved, as well as what the supernatural element of their group does to the city.

Green Arrow #23

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE RISE OF STAR CITY" part three! As Green Arrow discovers the Ninth's Circle's true plan for Seattle, so too does Oliver Queen learn the truth about his family's ancient role in the city's coming destruction. Shocking secrets are laid bare as the biggest GREEN ARROW story ever drives toward its epic conclusion.
RATED T+

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Kitaru reviewed Wild Storm #4 May 18, 2017
9.0

Still one of my favorite comics out right now with this issue being no exception to that trend. Despite the slower pacing in this issue, I found the art awesome and the continued exploration in the motives of each character a great piece of story creation.

Wild Storm #4

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: May 17, 2017

There's a covert action team out in the wild, and I.O. has proof of it for the first time. This changes everything. The woman who tipped the first domino in this cascade of secrets and lies is on the run. And the other great power of the hidden world is on the scene. Henry Bendix is noticing things from on high, and that doesn't bode well for I.O.,...

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Kitaru reviewed Trinity #9 May 18, 2017
8.5

A creepy beginning to what I hope will be the horror arc for the Justice League. This comic is what I want the Justice League comic to be, especially because of the visually appealing element to the story. Great art and a good start to an interesting concept of a story.

Trinity #9

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: May 17, 2017

"ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER" part one! The Trinity is trapped in the Justice League Watchtower, and there's a traitor in their midst! No one is what they seem as our heroes fight back against their own home turf!
RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #21 May 18, 2017
8.5

I thought this was a fun break from the dark and heavy Nightwing arc that we just came out of. I understand that some people feel this was unnecessary, but the solution to that is just not buying the comic. I enjoyed the art and the simple villain that did not require a ton of backstory or monologue.

Nightwing #21

By: Michael McMillian, Christian Duce
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story Nightwing and The Flash Wally West team-up against the new villain Timebomb now written by Michael McMillian with art by Christian Duce and a new cover by Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy..
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #21 May 18, 2017
6.0

There is really not much that I can say about this issue that I have not said about the previous issues and arcs of Justice League before.

Justice League #21

By: Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques
Released: May 17, 2017

"ENDLESS" finale! In order to save the lives of a fallen friend and many innocents, the League must make the dangerous time loop work for them and stop it all from happening. All that stands in their way is one man's hatred-and a hammer that can bend time!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Super Sons #4 May 18, 2017
9.0

A good resolution to a comic that will probably be oriented towards fun and character development rather than deep and dark stories. As long as people realize that I think all these stories will continue to be good and even allow for a break from the gravity that is the DC Rebirth mysteries.

Super Sons #4

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 17, 2017

"When I Grow Up" part four! As our young heroes struggle to break free of the deadly Kid Amazo's control, they discover the truth behind this young villain's power! But with an army at his command, and his sights set on total domination, the boys will need to put up the fight of their young lives to stop him! Is the key to stopping him not beating ...

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Kitaru reviewed Teen Titans #8 May 18, 2017
8.0

I like the story, but I think that there are certain characters within the DC Universe that come across as unlikable and one of those people is Kid Flash. I hope that what they are building up to is a spectacular as they are implying, but in these first two issues not much has happened.

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
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issu...

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #22 May 18, 2017
9.0

I knew that not everything would be resolved, but I am happy with how the story went overall. I think people expected too much to be explained from this story, but I think people need to realize that it has only been a year since Rebirth has started. I hope we continue to see The Flash's involvement within the story continued into the Doomsday Clock story.

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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Kitaru reviewed Batman #23 May 18, 2017
9.5

A very powerful and moving dialogue within a one-shot that most people would usually consider unnecessary. This is one of the best Batman issues by Tom King to date and I hope that they continue to get better whenever he decides to do something different.

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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Kitaru reviewed Superman #23 May 18, 2017
9.0

This was such a brutal issue of Superman. I do not think I have read an issue of Superman with this much force behind the story in a very long time. I hope that everything gets resolved well, but it feels like more will happen that will hurt the family before anything begins to help them.

Superman #23

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: May 17, 2017

"BLACK DAWN" part two! The mysterious force behind Superman's defeat reveals itself. Superboy wonders what is so great about Truth, Justice and the American way. Will Jon turn against his father?
RATED T

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8.5

I have a feeling that the villain will end up being the descendant of a very well known character. I like the fact that we are going back to deal with the item that changed Hal and that it might give us more insight into his abilities.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #20

By: Robert Venditti, Jordi Tarragona
Released: May 10, 2017

PRISM OF TIME part three! As a final confrontation between the prism beasts of Sarko and the remaining Green Lanterns comes to a head on Mogo, the Corps tries to hold their ground as Hal Jordan embarks on a stealth mission to the planet where he forged his Green Lantern ring! But what he finds there brings Hal back to past decisions he'll now regre...

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #22 May 11, 2017
8.0

It wasn't bad, just unnecessary. It was more setup when setup did not need to be added. I thought the last issue was finally going somewhere then we get this slowdown. I just want for this story to start dealing with the bad guy of the 'arc'.

Wonder Woman #22

By: Greg Rucka, Mirka Andolfo
Released: May 10, 2017

"Godwatch" part four! Veronica Cale will do anything to save her daughter. If that means destroying the Amazing Amazon, it's a small price to pay.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #979 May 11, 2017
9.0

Another start to a what I consider a very retro style Superman story. We are getting classic Jurgens, with a mixture of new and old villains joining together to stop Big Blue. I am excited to see how this gets resolved.

Action Comics #979

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: May 10, 2017

"REVENGE" part one! Superman, Lois and Jon return to their lives in Metropolis while Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo and Mongul unite to destroy the Man of Steel!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League of America #6 May 11, 2017
7.5

Very messy and uninteresting issue. The characters were all over the place, with some developments being entirely unnecessary. I feel like too much is trying to be done, so some things start to lack.

Justice League of America #6

By: Steve Orlando, Andy MacDonald
Released: May 10, 2017

"MYTHIC" part two! Aegeus's mythic horde continues to steamroll over the battered landscape of Penn City, and the only thing standing in their path is...the Atom?? Also: Lobo is laid out, his healing factor neutralized, and the only thing that could possibly save him requires a level of violence that we may not be allowed to print!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #956 May 11, 2017
8.0

The League of Shadows story has been very boring to me with this finale not helping that problem whatsoever. I hope the next story will not be to Spoiler heavy, but based on the name I think I will have to get used to it. I just wish there was more of whatever is missing from this arc.

Detective Comics #956

By: James Tynion IV, Marcio Takara
Released: May 10, 2017

"League Of Shadows" finale! It's all out war against the single most ruthless villain Batman's ever faced: Lady Shiva and her army of nihilistic killers! But at least one member of the team might wind up swallowed whole by the darkness of the League...
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Titans #11 May 11, 2017
8.5

An okay start to a story that I think could be rather exciting. I think some of the reveals are rather abrupt, but they only have four issues to get an entire event in, so it makes sense to me. I enjoyed a darker Nightwing, as well as the Wally interaction in the end.

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!
RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

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Kitaru reviewed All-Star Batman #10 May 11, 2017
9.0

This was one of my more favorite issues of All-Star Batman. I have always enjoyed the father/son bond between Bruce and Alfred and am very interested in seeing a bit of Alfred's past.

All-Star Batman #10

By: Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: May 10, 2017

"The First Ally" part one! When the Dark Knight is taken down by a new enemy whose attacks he cannot counter, he uncovers a plot spanning generations...whose mastermind might be one of his closest allies! But who is the First Ally?
RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

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9.0

An interesting and odd comic that features characters that I think few have thought about in a while. I like the connection that it has to New Gods, while also being a comic that will begin to explore and illuminate a character that has not had much exposure.

Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1

By: Lee Allred, Michael Allred
Released: May 10, 2017

An all-new Young Animal miniseries begins! Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. There he meets all kinds of strange creatures: a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos that have literally jumped out of his worst nightmares. But these inte...

Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #22 May 8, 2017
8.0

Everyone is a dick to Ollie for the worst reasons in my opinion. I like the Ninth Circle parts of the story, but it feels like Ben Percy is trying to make Ollie be in the wrong, but instead it feels like everyone is overreacting for no reason.

Green Arrow #22

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: May 3, 2017

"THE RISE OF STAR CITY" part two! The Ninth Circle's puppet mayor Nathan Domini cripples Seattle's ability to defend against the ever-increasing chaos of disease, fires and crime while Green Arrow and Black Canary face a confederacy of foes unlike anything they've encountered before as Cheshire, Brick and Eddie Fyers tear the city apart!
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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #20 May 8, 2017
6.5

I'm so tired of time being the villain in most of his arcs. Every arc has felt explosive, but not in a good way. Big event after big event diminishes the sense of importance that succeeding should have for the League. I just want a small, well-written story.

Justice League #20

By: Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques
Released: May 3, 2017

"ENDLESS" part one! The League find themselves trapped in a time loop after they are attacked by a man wielding a mysterious alien weapon. The result is one member dead, and many civilians obliterated!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #20 May 8, 2017
8.5

This issue was a bit more odd compared to other Nightwing issues, but I still enjoyed to teamup between him and Robin. It did a great insight into the psyche of Dick, as well as establishing some future problems in his life.

Nightwing #20

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: May 3, 2017

"NIGHTWING MUST DIE" finale! Very few villains have ever broken Batman-but the man who's been tormenting Nightwing is one of them! Why has he chosen Nightwing, and not Batman, to serve him in the dark new world he sees coming?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #22 May 8, 2017
9.5

The mystery starts to unfold, with this being a great Lois taking charge issue. I am a fan of anytime Lois is written well and this is no different. I am excited to see where it goes and how much chaos it creates.

Superman #22

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: May 3, 2017

"BLACK DAWN" part one! What is the secret of the Dead Man's Swamp? Superman is tested by a mysterious force that pushes his convictions to the limit. Can the Man of Steel save face in the eyes of Hamilton and his son, Superboy?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #22 May 8, 2017
10

This might be the best issue of The Button arc yet. I am hoping that some nod to the Watchmen universe will be made by the end of this story, but overall I am happy with what it has done. This arc, much like Superman reborn, seems to be about correcting and closing problems in continuity and in character development.

Batman #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Fabok
Released: May 3, 2017

THE BUTTON" part three! 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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Kitaru reviewed Doom Patrol #6 Apr 27, 2017
9.0

Weird and different, but still a great comic and a great ending to the first arc. I hope that the next one will be able to keep up in terms of quality and weirdness, but I think Gerard Way has proven himself capable so far.

Doom Patrol #6

By: Gerard Way, Shawn Crystal
Released: Apr 26, 2017

Our first arc concludes! The Doom Patrol is back together, and their mission to take out the Vectra brings them in contact with another old friend. Secrets will be uncovered, blows will be struck and, whether they win or lose, Casey Brinke's existence will be altered forever. And yours just might be, too!

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #21 Apr 27, 2017
8.5

It finally feels like this comic is picking up in speed. I am interested in seeing where this leads and how the two alternating stories finally converge. I think choosing the villains they have is a good nod to her past, but I feel that the final villain will be someone unexpected or even new.

Wonder Woman #21

By: Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"The Truth" part four! As the reality of Themyscira is revealed, Wonder Woman is forced to make a decision: defy the will of the gods or betray her Amazon sisters to Godwatch!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #978 Apr 27, 2017
8.5

It's not necessarily the most eventful book, but I do think it serves an important purpose. It setups the next arc as well as establishing what the current continuity for Superman is. It allows for future creators to know where to start from and creates a new Superman with the best parts of the old two.

Action Comics #978

By: Dan Jurgens, Ian Churchill
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"Superman Reborn Aftermath" part two! Superman's life has been changed, some good is back, but the bad is back as well-with a vengeance! As Superman's allies gather to address the looming threat of Mr. Oz, another Squad seeks revenge against the Man of Steel-and you won't believe who made the team!
RATED T

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8.5

The idea of merging the Corps and time travel creates for a very eventful and interesting premise. I think all this is a setup for the return of a past character.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #19

By: Robert Venditti, V Kenneth Marion
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"THE PRISM OF TIME" part two! A mysterious time traveler arrives wearing a Green Lantern ring given to him by one of the Corps in the future? Locked within this ring are secrets that will either save the Green Lanterns or eradicate them.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League of America #5 Apr 27, 2017
8.0

I will say this again, this is a comic that has a good writer, but a boring story. I don't think it is as bad as some of the people are describing it, but I think it has some inherent flaws. The issue seems weirdly paced at times, with it alternating between tones quickly. I enjoy the team dynamic, but wish the story was a bit stronger.

Justice League of America #5

By: Steve Orlando, Andy MacDonald
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"HEART OF A BASTICH" part one! The JLA discovers a super arms dealer has transformed an entire city into his own massive militia force. And when the team can't liberate its citizens from the outside, they turn to their own legendary master of mass destruction...Lobo!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #955 Apr 27, 2017
8.5

This arc has been one of the more boring and slow arcs for me. I appreciate the transformation they are trying to do with Orphan, but I feel that it could have been done slightly quicker. I still think Detective is a quality comic, but I just hope the next arc picks up the pace.

Detective Comics #955

By: James Tynion IV, Marcio Takara
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part five! All of her teammates are broken-or dead. There's only one fighter left to stand between the League of Shadows and Gotham City's total destruction. This is Cassandra Cain's greatest battle-the fight she was born for! Do not miss the most
astounding action sequence of the year!
RATED T

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