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Kitaru reviewed Suicide Squad #19 Jun 20, 2017
8.0

Not much progresses in this issue, with the exception of a certain character's fate, but it will be interesting to see how this event effects the structure and roster of the Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad #19

By: Rob Williams, Sandu Florea
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"EARTHLINGS ON FIRE" finale! The saga of the Black Vault comes to an appropriately insane finale when General Zod breaks free of Amanda Waller's control, lays waste to the Suicide Squad and prepares to welcome an army of Kryptonian conquerors from the twisted realm within the Black Vault. But help arrives from the least likely allies: the Eradicato...

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8.5

This comic is a great throwback to an earlier style of comic writing and drawing that would allow for me unbelievable events and actions to occur.

Bug: The Adventures of Forager #2

By: Lee Allred, James Harvey
Released: Jun 14, 2017

Bug's tumble through dimensions ends up taking him back in time, to the start of General Electric's mad scheme. In the remote Himalayas, the mad scientist leads his robot army in search of a precious magical metal. Sandman, Sandy, Blue Beetle and the Losers are already out in the snow looking to stop him, but only Bug knows that the fate of the mul...

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #24 Jun 20, 2017
8.0

An okay prelude that I hope will setup an overall good arc about one of the Flash's most infamous enemies. I will always enjoy a Barry and Hal team-up, but I think this one could have been more focused.

Flash #24

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"RUNNING SCARED" prelude-guest-starring Hal Jordan! Green Lantern Hal Jordan has recruited Barry Allen for a dangerous mission that only The Flash can accomplish! Unfortunately, that mission is on a hostile space station deep in the cosmos, which means leaving Kid Flash alone to defend his and Barry's loved ones from a deadly attack by their greate...

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8.0

I am not excited for this arc because it is starting to feel like the old Venditti Green Lantern stories that I never enjoyed. I will be patient and see where it heads, but so far this issue was just okay for me.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #22

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"FRACTURE" part one! A rash decision during a routine hunt for outlaw Sinestro Corps members leads to a confrontation that shakes the foundation of the fragile working relationship between the Green Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps. Can Hal Jordan pull the truth into the light and keep the peace?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #24 Jun 20, 2017
9.0

That ending with Diana and Cale is one of the nastiest DC burns in recent history. The only thing that is more brutal than Diana's strength is her honesty. I liked her ending and think that the last issue of his saga will be very well done.

Wonder Woman #24

By: Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Godwatch" epilogue! With Godwatch's purpose fulfilled, Diana and Cale are forced to confront the choices of the past...and a new direction for the future.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #981 Jun 20, 2017
8.5

A bit of an odd twist at the end, but I think it was well done and that overall this arc has been another good Dan Jurgens Superman story. I am interested in seeing the whole Superman family join up and fight his foes.

Action Comics #981

By: Dan Jurgens, Jackson Herbert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"REVENGE" part three! Superman races to save the Suicide Squad from General Zod, Cyborg Superman and Eradicator. Can the Man of Steel escape the Black Vault and stop the carnage before Harley, Deadshot and the rest of Task Force X are forced to make a final stand?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Titans #12 Jun 20, 2017
7.5

Truthfully this was a bit boring at times, but the art was nice and I hope that it starts solving the problems created by the first few arcs of the series. I will wait and see how this turns out.

Titans #12

By: Dan Abnett, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Bad Omen"! After the stunning events of "The Lazarus Contract" rocked the Titans to their core and called into question the team's leadership, Omen discovers the shocking truth about their future-that one of their very own is destined to betray them...and it could be anyone!  
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #958 Jun 20, 2017
8.5

This, just based on the first issue, will be a more appealing arc for me compared the last one. I have always liked Jean-Paul and hope that the history of his suit explored more. A good start and hopefully a more exciting arc.

Detective Comics #958

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Intelligence" part one! Azrael has found a new home in Gotham City...unfortunately, someone from his old home with the Order of St. Dumas has found him! The Order has unleashed a bizarre new evil on the world, and it's convinced it must destroy Jean-Paul Valley!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Dark Days: The Forge #1 Jun 20, 2017
8.5

An interesting start to a odd mystery story by Scott Snyder, with good art and story setup. My only problem with this issue was that it could be a little all over the place at times. I hope that a few of the mysteries presented are done well and that certain characters appear sooner rather than later.

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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Kitaru added Dark Days: The Forge to their pull list Jun 20, 2017

Dark Days: The Forge

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #24 Jun 7, 2017
8.5

This arc has been difficult for me to gage whether I have enjoyed it as a whole or have felt that it letdown the series altogether. This issue was good for me, with the ending setting up another interesting story, but I still feel that there are some big problems with the way Green Arrow is being written. I will continue to read and see where this story goes.

Green Arrow #24

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"THE RISE OF STAR CITY" finale! The Ninth Circle's plan for Seattle comes to its horrifying conclusion as the city is reborn as Star City! Sponsored by Queen Industries, it's the first privately controlled metropolis in America-and Green Arrow's worst nightmare. How can Oliver Queen fight back when the fat cats literally own the city? The answer wi...

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7.5

This special was sort of pointless to me. I get that it is meant celebrate the movie, but it still had very little story to it, with no real emotional depth provided. Collect this if you are a Wonder Woman fan and want to support the movie and characters.

Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor Special #1

By: Tim Seeley, Christian Duce
Released: Jun 7, 2017

When Wonder Woman saved Steve Trevor from dying on the shores of Themiscyra, his life-and hers-changed forever! In this special issue, learn more about the tumultuous partnership these two have had over the years...and get a hint at where it's going in the future! Have these two finally admitted they're meant for each other? Or do the Fates have ot...

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #24 Jun 7, 2017
8.5

Another good issue of Superman with my only gripe being how powerful Manchester Black is. I know he has always been written as a strong telepathic, but he almost seems overpowered at this point.

Superman #24

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"BLACK DAWN" part five! The Man of Steel faces the one foe he refuses to fight-his son. An emerging new ability for Superboy proves deadly to Superman as the promise of power appears to lead Jon Kent to betray his father.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #22 Jun 7, 2017
8.5

Another consistent issue of Nightwing that finally moves forward by introducing the villain into the arc. I am interested in seeing the goal of this arc, as well as what it does for Dick Grayson going forward.

Nightwing #22

By: Tim Seeley, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"BLOCKBUSTER" part three! Blockbuster's return to Blüdhaven has rocked the foundation of the criminal organizations and Nightwing stands in the middle of the chaos. Nightwing has to stop Blockbuster from achieving his goal, but does Blüdhaven's newest villain have a plan to remove him from the equation?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #22 Jun 7, 2017
8.0

A significantly better issue that usual for Justice League, but it still had some slight problems to it. I am not sure why, but everyone person who writes Justice League always has problems getting one character right and for me it was Wonder Woman in this issue. Overall, it was an enjoyable read and a break from the past few Blockbuster level stories in this series.

Justice League #22

By: Shea Fontana, Philippe Briones
Released: Jun 7, 2017

When a dangerous virus accidentally hitchhikes on Green Lanterns Baz and Cruz to the League's Watchtower satellite, the entire team-minus The Flash and Aquaman-along with some civilians, are quarantined until they figure out how to dispatch their tiny and rapidly multiplying foe. Only one of them has the key...but will they find out in time to save...

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.5

A very deep and introspective issue of Batman that I feel may not be for everyone one. It sets up a storyline that that people will either like or very much dislike, but I think either way it will be memorable.

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

Kitaru reviewed Batman/The Shadow #2 Jun 6, 2017
9.0

Another good issue to this odd crossover. I think the villains and heroes balance each other out in such a way that the mystery element of a detective story is not lost in the skill or ability of either side of the fight.

Batman/The Shadow #2

By: Scott Snyder, Riley Rossmo
Released: May 24, 2017

The second chapter in the historic team-up of history's greatest vigilantes is here! The Shadow must convince Batman of his innocence so the two can seek out their true common foe, the Stag, before he takes out Batman's greatest allies. Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Paklis #1 Jun 6, 2017
8.0

I thought that the ideas for stories presented were interesting, but the execution fell flat for me in the end. I think so of the stories will get better, but for the first issue this was just an okay start to an Image series.

Paklis #1

By: Dustin Weaver, Dustin Weaver
Released: May 31, 2017

Do you accept the life you've been handed, or do you step into the unknown, even as it leads you into the shadows? In this new anthology series from writer/artist DUSTIN WEAVER, the characters in three mind-bending stories find themselves faced with this question.

In "MUSHROOM BODIES," Greg struggles with knowing what's real and fears bec...

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Kitaru reviewed Flash #23 Jun 6, 2017
8.0

I have really enjoyed The Flash so far, but this was the first start to a story that I found just okay. I like crossovers and I am a fan of the Reverse Flash, but this felt just mediocre to me. I hope that it continues to strengthen in story, but for now I will be cautious with this story.

Flash #23

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: May 31, 2017

"RUNNING SCARED" prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He's lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It's time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible missi...

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Kitaru reviewed Trinity Annual #1 Jun 6, 2017
8.5

Overall, it was a good continuation of the story started earlier in the series with the inclusion of Etrigan being an added bonus.

Trinity Annual #1

By: Rob Williams, Guillem March
Released: May 31, 2017

You don't betray Ra's al Ghul and legendary sorceress Circe and just walk away. That's what Lex Luthor is about to learn the hard way. Now, he has to unite with his former Justice League teammates if he wants to stay alive. Meanwhile, the Trinity fear this ordeal will push Lex back to the dark side.
RATED T
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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman Annual #1 Jun 6, 2017
9.0

Really enjoyable collection of short stories that completes that Trinity's ability to make good annuals. I thought it was a good break from the long running Lies and Year One arc and I hope that more of the annuals can be this level of quality.

Wonder Woman Annual #1

By: Greg Rucka, Claire Roe
Released: May 31, 2017

WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1 will feature four tales by a variety of artists and writers including the team behind "Year One"!

First, in the days after "Year One," Diana comes face to face with Superman and Batman for the first time in a story by writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott.

Then, Wonder Woman has to go to the nation of M...

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Kitaru reviewed Teen Titans Annual #1 Jun 6, 2017
6.5

This was a major letdown of both an ending and a crossover in general. The resolution and the consequences that occurred from that resolution were disappointing and poorly constructed. I hope that what happened is eventually resolved, but overall this issue killed my taste for the Titans team.

Teen Titans Annual #1

By: Dan Abnett, Paul Pelletier
Released: May 31, 2017

"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" finale! The conclusion to the epic crossover is here, with consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
RATED T
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Kitaru reviewed Deathstroke #19 Jun 1, 2017
8.0

A better issue that the Teen Titans one, but still not the level I want from this sort of event. I hope the annual resolves everything well, but only time will tell.

Deathstroke #19

By: Christopher Priest, Carlo Pagulayan
Released: May 24, 2017

"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" part three! Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster? Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Find out what happens when the World's Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!
RATED T+

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Kitaru reviewed Seven to Eternity #6 Jun 1, 2017
9.5

A very sad issue, but one that displays how much thought and creativity Rick Remender uses when establishing the backstories of every character. It is hard to imagine this series ending in any other way than one based on the successive events that have occurred so far.

Seven to Eternity #6

By: Rick Remender, Jerome Opena
Released: May 24, 2017

There is a beautiful place where no one ever dies...

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Kitaru dropped Justice League of America (2017) from their pull list Jun 1, 2017

Justice League of America (2017)

Meet the Extremists-self-proclaimed saviors from another Earth, they thirst for peace, prosperity and total submission to the will of their leader, Lord Havok! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of misguided maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own unique-not to mention dangerous!-brand of law and order on our chaotic world?  ...

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #23 Jun 1, 2017
9.0

This was a good start to the end of Rucka's Wonder Woman run and I hope that it continues to pick up speed with more story being created. I enjoyed resolution and am interested in seeing what else is about to happen.

Wonder Woman #23

By: Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp
Released: May 24, 2017

"The Truth" part five! The conclusion to Diana's search for the truth takes her on a journey into darkness. But the price of understanding may be one sacrifice too many for Wonder Woman...
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #957 Jun 1, 2017
7.0

I did not find this issue appealing at all. The characters were unrelatable and Spoiler's reasons for stopping Batman were clouded by the fact that what she was doing was very Batman like. I hope the next arc will not be too convoluted with Spoiler's plans and plots.

Detective Comics #957

By: Genevieve Valentine, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: May 24, 2017

"The Wrath Of Spoiler"! Stephanie Brown wants nothing more than to save Gotham City from the epidemic of costumed vigilantes and madmen that regularly tear the city apart. But before she can try to stop them, she must face the challenge of one in particular: the insane idealogue the Wrath is back, and Stephanie knows what he has planned-but she ref...

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8.0

This was a very expected ending and one that I was hoping for to end differently. I enjoy the art and writing, but felt that this was the weakest issue of the arc for me. I hope that whatever happens in the future is done tastefully with the knowledge given in this issue.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #21

By: Robert Venditti, V Kenneth Marion
Released: May 24, 2017

PRISM OF TIME finale! To stop Sarko and save the future of the Green Lantern Corps, a Lantern must die-but can a returning Green Lantern find a way to save a life instead of taking one?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #980 Jun 1, 2017
9.0

If you have been reading this story with the Suicide Squad story then this issue will be all the more enjoyable for you. I have loved Dan Jurgens recent arcs with Superman and hope this trend continues.

Action Comics #980

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: May 24, 2017

"REVENGE" part two! Both Superman and the Revenge Squad must traverse the deadly Black Vault in a race against time to reach General Zod! Amanda Waller's secret Kryptonian weapon reveals himself to the world, but Cyborg Superman and Eradicator move in to recruit him. Tying directly into the events of this month's Suicide Squad issues-and no matter ...

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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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