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Kitaru reviewed God Country #3 Mar 20, 2017
9.0

Another great issue of a comic that mixes together sorrow and redemption in a way that creates a melancholic undertone. The mythos and gods behind the stories are continued to be explored and continue to develop great characters.

God Country #3

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"DEATH IN TEXAS"-When Emmett Quinlan returned from the brink, his son thought his prayers had been answered. They had, but not by the god he'd prayed to. Now DEATH has come to West Texas to show the Quinlan family the price of resurrection...

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #19 Mar 16, 2017
8.0

I understand some of the dislike that this issue has received, especially with the weirdly placed political overtones and the abrupt change in Speedy's behavior, but I think the art and story have both been very typical for the comic. I want their to be better transitions from past to present in the story, but I also want to see more interactions with Ollie and Speedy, like we have been.

Green Arrow #19

By: Ben Percy, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"REUNION" finale! Orphaned as an infant and raised on a Navajo reservation, the superhero Arsenal returns to his adopted home to defend it from a violent militia hired by... Queen Industries?! Oliver Queen's company has been up to no good since his supposed death, but Green Arrow is on the scene to make things right. Unfortunately for Ollie, he's t...

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #17 Mar 16, 2017
7.5

It's been a better than usual arc. I really appreciate the fact that the villains are real and solid characters that have purposes that are not random and completely arbitrary. Despite all the good things that these past few issues have done, I still want to emphasize I still dislike the way Batman has continued to be written.

Justice League #17

By: Bryan Hitch, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"TIMELESS" part three! The Justice League's epic war through time continues as Superman confronts the leader of the Timeless army, who gives the Man of Steel an impossible choice: save Krypton from exploding - or save his friends!

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Kitaru reviewed Trinity #7 Mar 16, 2017
8.5

Not as enjoyable as Manapul's run on it, but I still like Clay Mann and liked Cullen Bunn's Sinestro. This focuses more on the villains of the Trinity, but I think that is a good departure from the many story.

Trinity #7

By: Cullen Bunn, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 15, 2017

In this issue, which features art by Clay Mann and Miguel Mendonça and a cover by Clay Mann, darkness looms as the unholy trinity of Ra's al Ghul, Circe and Lex Luthor gather! As the deadly and mystical Pandora pits are bubbling over, Circe's dark prophecy is foretold -- but which side will Lex, the so-called "Superman of Metropolis," fall on? And...

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #17 Mar 16, 2017
9.0

The other Dynamic Duo continue to help strengthen a great arc in Nightwing, with the villain being very deranged and twisted. I hope that the ending will not be depressing, but who knows how Seeley will deal wit the issues he had brought up for Dick.

Nightwing #17

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Mar 15, 2017

The first stop on Nightwing's international quest brings him to Paris, where he must face off against his own great, great grandfather: the Talon known as William Cobb!

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Kitaru reviewed Wild Storm #2 Mar 16, 2017
9.5

I really enjoyed this issue, even more than the first. I was afraid that Grifter would be changed and edited to be completely different that what his past incarnation was like, but the managed to keep all his qualities that I have always enjoyed. This has great characters that I want to see interact even more.

Wild Storm #2

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Mar 15, 2017

All Angela Spica did was save someone's life. And now hers is over. The rogue engineer lies bleeding in a place she hopes nobody will find - but she's wrong. The people embedded in the secret power structures of the world are tracking her. Skywatch. Halo. International Operations. A covert operative called Grifter. If only she hadn't unknowingly fo...

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #19 Mar 16, 2017
9.0

More of a setup issue for the next Action Comics, but still provides more understanding behind the villain. I am looking forward to seeing what the revelation in Superwoman does for the characters in the next part of Superman Reborn.

Superman #19

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"SUPERMAN REBORN" part three! In the penultimate chapter of this tale the life of Superman's son hangs in the balance-and the Man of Steel faces the truth about his life! 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 Super Sons #2 Mar 16, 2017
9.5

The momentum from the fist issue continues, with this issue being surprisingly dark for a comic about two pre-teens. I have always been a fan of the way Tomasi writes younger characters and this comic further cements that idea.

Super Sons #2

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"When I Grow Up" part two! Robin and Superboy - in the clutches of Lex Luthor! The boys are in big trouble! How exactly are they supposed to explain what's happened to Superman and Batman? Plus, Kid Amazo's power grows, and this tyrant in the making is about to make life miserable for the Super Sons!

Kitaru reviewed Batman #19 Mar 16, 2017
9.5

This might be my favorite mental breakdown from any Batman villain ever. The rage-fueled Bane vs. the goal-driven Batman creates a great dynamic that contributes a what I hope will be a very powerful ending.

Batman #19

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"I AM BANE" part four! Batman is losing...Bane is going to break him for good this time. The Dark Knight must turn to a very unlikely weapon to beat Bane once and for all!

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Kitaru reviewed All-Star Batman #8 Mar 16, 2017
9.0

Overall, another great issue from All-Star Batman, but I do have one question: Does Mad Hatter know who Bruce Wayne is? This is not a problem for me, just something I felt was a bit confusing while reading this comic. It continues to bring great depth into the character of Batman, along with displaying the differences in his enemies and what motivates them.

All-Star Batman #8

By: Scott Snyder, Mark Morales
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"Hats and Bats"! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!

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Jack's Yattering - Mar 18, 2017

Kitaru - I don't think Hatter knows who Batman is. At a certain point, the story took place in Bruce's head and I think it started here. I think, it is why Scott Snyder made it a point to show that Batman was thinking about his first meeting with Hatter, literally, moments before Hatter's attack. Or, I could be wrong.

Kitaru reviewed Batwoman #1 Mar 16, 2017
8.0

Tynion's run on Detective Comics has been nothing, but good storytelling from the start, however I do not feel that this is on that level. Batwoman has been a character I have been surprised by how much I have enjoyed, but this first issue felt slow and not as interesting as the Detective Comics version. I recommend for anyone that is a fan of hers, but I really hope for a more interesting plot to more

Batwoman #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Steve Epting
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"The Many Arms Of Death" part one! At last - Batwoman is back in her own ongoing series! On the island nation of Coryana, anything goes for members of the criminal underworld... and during her lost years after being drummed out of the military, Kate Kane found a kind of refuge there. But now, a deadly new bioweapon is available in the markets of Co...

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #18 Mar 9, 2017
8.5

I am a fan of evil speedsters, but Wally is one of the most moody characters I have every read. I understand that his dad is evil and has lied to him his whole life, but his personality is almost intolerable at times. Overall, I am willing to see where this leads.

Flash #18

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"SINS OF THE FATHER" part one! With his superhero career finally underway, Wally West must learn the truth about his father, Daniel West, the long-lost villain known as Reverse-Flash. To retrace his steps, Kid Flash and The Flash must travel to the most dangerous place in the DC Universe: Belle Reve Prison!

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9.0

A very blood and Guy Gardner heavy issue. Not much happens, but for once I am happy that it doesn't. This is a nice look into certain characters development and drive and I hope that it creates more in depth stories for the future.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #16

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERNS" part three! Guy Gardner sets out on a one-man mission to take out the one Sinestro Corps ring slinger everyone's afraid of: Arkillo! Can this Green Lantern with a grudge take down this monstrous alien and prove he's still the toughest guy in the cosmos to carry a power battery? As Guy's hope for a fair fight wanes, Hal...

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Kitaru reviewed Titans #9 Mar 9, 2017
9.0

Wally and Dick are the Brave and the Bold. Continued great characterization by Dan Abnett that makes all the characters distinct and likable. I do hope that they eventually include Mal Duncan into the team, but for now I am happy with Bumblebee.

Titans #9

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"Made in Manhattan" part two! The Titans come face-to-face with the Fearsome Five and their newest member... Bumblebee?! Meanwhile, Dick and Wally make a stunning discovery about Meta Solutions!

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #952 Mar 9, 2017
9.0

Detective has been really great as of late and I honestly think that it is due to the use of a uncommon cast of Batman characters. This issue does some great setup for the next few issues and further develops Cassandra Cain as a character.

Detective Comics #952

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Duce
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part three! Batman's team faces the League of Shadows, which believes in only one thing: complete and utter destruction! The League's plan for the city is revealed... but can even that secret compare to the bombshell that is the identity of Cassandra Cain's mother?

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #18 Mar 9, 2017
8.5

I think that Wonder Woman will eventually cultivate into a really interesting story, but the last few issues have been a bit bland to me. I like the art and I think the story can have some really interesting parts to it, but I just feel like it has been moving slow.

Wonder Woman #18

By: Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"GODWATCH" part two! Godwatch grows, and Diana has her first encounter with the ghost in the machine known as Dr. Cyber!  

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League of America #2 Mar 9, 2017
8.0

Honestly, I do not see what everyone is having a problem with. It is written way better than what Hitch has been doing with Justice League and actually contains a villain that has some depth to him. I will agree that it was not the best issue that I have read and I did expect more, but I still am looking forward to the next issues.

Justice League of America #2

By: Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"THE EXTREMISTS" part two! Believing heroes to be threats to the survival of any world, Lord Havok and the Extremists have already murdered the mightiest heroes from their home dimension. To save our Earth they'd kill thousands more, starting with the newly formed JLA. But eye-to-eye, are Havok's and Batman's goals that different? Billions of lives...

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #975 Mar 9, 2017
10

Great issue of Action, that continues one of the best storylines that I have read featuring Superman. I am excited to see how the revelations made in Superwoman tie into Action and Superman. The twisted also was someone that I did not think of or even expect to show up anytime soon.

Action Comics #975

By: Dan Jurgens, Doug Mahnke
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"SUPERMAN REBORN" part two! Celebrating our 975th issue with a supersize special as another layer of the Superman/Clark Kent mystery is exposed! And in a backup story written by  Paul Dini with art by Ian Churchill, learn what it all means for the Son of Superman, who is the prize in a deadly game! The covers by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray and ...

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Kitaru reviewed Pretty Deadly #1 Mar 4, 2017
8.0

It was an okay first issue. A sort of East of West vibe minus the technological aspect. The story could be a bit confusing at times, but I thought the idea was interesting.

Pretty Deadly #1

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios
Released: Oct 23, 2013

KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) & EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher.  Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retrib...

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Kitaru reviewed Rumble #1 Mar 4, 2017
8.5

Very odd, but equally interesting first issue. I picked up the number 1 to see how it would appeal and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Rumble #1

By: John Arcudi, James Harren
Released: Dec 17, 2014

Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar...and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back-and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! JOHN ARCUDI and JAMES HARREN bring you a modern day action/adventure fantasy thriller where rundown dive bars, un...

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9.0

Very good second issue, with the character development being one of the best I have seen in any miniseries. A good mixture of uplifting and heartbreaking, but overall a great comic.

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #2

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

"Past Imperfect" part 2! An overload in the quantum field forced Nathaniel Adam back to the 1990s, leaving him stranded. With no powers and no clear way to get home, he wonders how his presence in the past might affect his future. But if he gets his wish...will that future include Captain Atom?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #18 Mar 4, 2017
8.5

Let's see what the Rebirth explanation for the end of the Arrow/Speedy relationship is, but I did like their connection in this issue. The art is fun, but I will admit the political nod to the Dakota access Pipeline did irritate me a bit.

Green Arrow #18

By: Ben Percy, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"REUNION" part one! Oliver Queen and Roy Harper once patrolled the streets as Green Arrow and Speedy, but a massive falling-out left them estranged for years. Now, learn the truth behind the tragic dissolution - and triumphant reunion - of one of comics' most iconic super-duos as Green Arrow and Arsenal join forces once more!

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #16 Mar 4, 2017
7.5

Better than usual, but Hitch is horrendous at writing Batman. The dialogue is still clunky and cheesy at times, but the action was more than passable. I desperately want this story to be a sign that Hitch is getting better, but I do not think that it is true. The Wonder Woman part of the story looks the coolest to me.

Justice League #16

By: Bryan Hitch, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"TIMELESS" part two! Scattered across time, the individual members of the Justice League must fight their way back to the present from the ancient past and distant future to stop the Timeless from erasing the Earth's greatest heroes from history itself.

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #16 Mar 4, 2017
9.0

Not a huge fan of Damian Wayne, but when he is paired with Grayson it becomes one of the best duos in the DC universe. Equal parts raunchy, funny, and sad, the Nightwing comic continues to hold up.

Nightwing #16

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Mar 1, 2017

Hate is coming to Blüdhaven, and it will tear Nightwing's world apart! Try and keep up as Dick Grayson spans the globe to piece together clues and uncover the mystery of who wants Nightwing dead!

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #18 Mar 4, 2017
9.5

Great first issue of Superman Reborn, which is still my favorite current comic in DC. While I think that the idea of Prime Time would be very well played, I don't think it actually is Superman Prime. Creepy Clark, whoever he ends up being, will go down as one of the best Superman mysteries in recent history and the ending to this issues sets up what I hope will be a great Superman story.

Superman #18

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"SUPERMAN REBORN" part one! In DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the enigmatic Mr. Oz told this Superman, "You and your family are not what you believe you are. And neither was the fallen Superman." Now, in the first Rebirth crossover between SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS, the shocking truth behind Oz's words is revealed. It begins with one of Oz's prisoners e...

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #18 Mar 4, 2017
9.5

My favorite issue of Batman by Tom King so far, with what is arguably one of the best lines a Batman book yet. I constantly forget how good of a villain Bane is, but I am very rarely disappointed by his appearances in the Batman comics. I think the ending will end up being very explosive with a lot of repercussions for Bat family, but I think it will be worth the setup so far.

Batman #18

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"I AM BANE" part three! Bane broke the bat before, but it wasn't enough-now he's going to break everyone else! Bane is coming, and no one is safe!

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Kitaru reviewed God Country #2 Feb 26, 2017
9.0

Not as sad as I thought it would be. I think the mixture of the comic's mythology and realism is done very tastefully, while also allowing room for a story to grow. I think this comic will be one of the great indie comics of 2017 and hope that it continues to grow.

God Country #2

By: Donny Cates, John J. Hill
Released: Feb 15, 2017

As Emmett Quinlan attempts to rebuild his family and his home after the devastating tornado that broke them, something otherworldly screams through the sky under a banner of WAR. The GODS have come to Texas-- and they do not intend to leave it empty handed...

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #17 Feb 26, 2017
9.0

Great ending to the Rogues storyline, but I would have preferred that they had stayed good for a while longer. The arc has been great and Captain Cold is done exactly how I think he should be. The Rogues are neither evil nor good, but rather a mixture depending on the circumstances.

Flash #17

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Feb 22, 2017

"ROGUES RELOADED" finale! In this epic conclusion, the Rogues defeat The Flash! Or so they think. To save the day, Barry Allen's got to take down the mastermind behind the Rogues' ultimate heist...the original Rogue; the one who always got away. That's right, it's The Flash vs. Captain Cold!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #17 Feb 26, 2017
8.5

This storyline seems like Rucka is really trying to build up tension, but it can come across as slow sometimes. I still enjoy what he is trying to do with the story and have liked the inclusion of Minerva into the team. Here's to hoping that this story comes to a good conclusion and was worth the wait.

Wonder Woman #17

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

"THE TRUTH" part two! As Wonder Woman picks up the pieces of her shattered psyche, Barbara Ann Minerva walks into the devil's lair to defend her...or is she being led into Godwatch's trap?
RATED T

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8.5

The return of Saint Walker starts to unite multiple Corps together, along with the ending being a very typical move for Guy Gardner. The story has been great so far and I have enjoyed the art as well. I hope that this is all leading into some great united story arc.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #15

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

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERN" part two! Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner's mission to find the Blue Lanterns brings them to a world on the brink of destruction. How can they find hope in a place devoid of any? Meanwhile, the Green Lantern Corps begins to track down the most dangerous members of the Sinestro Corps, but Guy Gardner flies off to settle his o...

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