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Kitaru reviewed Trinity #5 Jan 19, 2017
9.0

The art by itself makes this issue worth the collecting, with the metaphysical story being an added benefit. Very weird villain that I feel will turn out to be someone else entirely. I did appreciate the inclusion of multiple villains to match multiple heroes, it creates more depth to the stories.

Trinity #5

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Jan 18, 2017

"BETTER TOGETHER" part five! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must battle for their lives against their greatest foes in an arena of their own making! And the fight won't be done until they confront each other in this deadly match. The mastermind behind this attack has revealed himself at last: Mongul is back!
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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #15 Jan 19, 2017
8.5

So much buildup is happening in this arc that I am hoping that the finale is not a letdown. Still enjoy that art behind Green Arrow issues, along with Ollie's relationships with his team.

Green Arrow #15

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Jan 18, 2017

"EMERALD OUTLAW" part four! Green Arrow's relationship with Seattle's finest disintegrates when a new murder seems to implicate him beyond a shadow of a doubt. Now Ollie must find the real killer and prove his innocence while evading capture by the police and a dangerous new vigilante group!
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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #13 Jan 19, 2017
8.5

Very obvious villain, but I did enjoy how the story got to the obvious reveal. This issues sets up what I feel will be a tragic backstory, as well as introducing permanent characters in Nightwing's future.

Nightwing #13

By: Tim Seeley, Marcus To
Released: Jan 18, 2017

"BLUDHAVEN" part four! The Run-Offs abandon Nightwing, leaving him to fend for himself in the harsh streets of Blüdhaven. And he finds himself the next target of the Blüdhaven serial killer's obsession!
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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #13 Jan 19, 2017
7.5

This issue was okay, but was kind of pointless. This felt as though they were trying to fill more story than what actually is needed, with the involvement of Steve Trevor being confusing. Again, it was not horrible, but is one of those easily skippable issues that only people that have space in their weekly collection should read.

Justice League #13

By: Bryan Hitch, Carlos D'Anda
Released: Jan 18, 2017

A "JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD" tie-in! It's the day no one saw coming when Harley Quinn finds herself the protector of Gotham City, repelling a brutal assault from the super-villain threat of [REDACTED].
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Kitaru reviewed Superman #15 Jan 19, 2017
9.0

Multiverse Supermen has been something I have thoroughly enjoyed so far, with the mystery behind our Superman being something I want to more fully explore. I like the theory that our Superman is one-half of the whole Superman that will eventually be explored in later issues.

Superman #15

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Ed Benes
Released: Jan 18, 2017

"MULTIPLICITY" part two! Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town.
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9.0

The multiple angles this story has been going for has worked out pretty well for me. I enjoy Max Lord's gradual reveal of how crazy he truly is, as well as the hints about Waller's past. Finally, I will enjoy seeing the new Justice League face off against the old one, with the major villain being in control behind all of it.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

By: Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 18, 2017

[REDACTED] has finally obtained that which [REDACTED] has sought all this time-it's the means to utterly [REDACTED] the Justice League forever. Now, only [REDACTED] and the Suicide Squad stand in [REDACTED] path of total world domination. No pressure!
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7.5

Honestly, this oneshot was underwhelming for me. The Ray was the only oneshot I was actually looking forward to reading, but it ended up being scattered and weirdly paced. His sexuality was thrown in randomly, with no sort of purpose to the actual story. Compared to the Atom and Vixen's stories, this is was the least successful in creating interest for a character.

Justice League of America: The Ray Rebirth #1

By: Steve Orlando, Stephen Byrne
Released: Jan 18, 2017

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! Locked indoors, raised in the dark and told his medical condition could be fatal to himself and anyone he meets, Ray Terrill is dangerous. A freak. Broken. Or is he...? Witness the amazing power of realizing your true self and stepping into the light in this moving rebirth of a long-los...

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #15 Jan 19, 2017
9.0

The ending was a bit expected, but I think readers wanted it to happen that way nonetheless. Overall, rooftops has been a great break from the I Am storylines and will enjoy seeing how it ends.

Batman #15

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 18, 2017

How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) bring you "Rooftops," a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman.  
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Kitaru added Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth to their pull list Jan 19, 2017

Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! She's one of the country's most successful businesswomen, an iconic fashion pioneer, a crusader for social justice and an incredibly powerful member of the Justice League of America. But Mari McCabe's life wasn't always this way. Follow her path to becoming the heroic Vixen in this cruc...

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Kitaru added Justice League of America: The Ray Rebirth to their pull list Jan 19, 2017

Justice League of America: The Ray Rebirth

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! Locked indoors, raised in the dark and told his medical condition could be fatal to himself and anyone he meets, Ray Terrill is dangerous. A freak. Broken. Or is he...? Witness the amazing power of realizing your true self and stepping into the light in this moving rebirth of a long-los...

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #971 Jan 17, 2017
8.5

I have enjoyed the steady stream of good Superman stories. Luthor and Superman actually teaming up and fighting has created what I feel will be a very interesting dynamic in upcoming issues, along with the emphasis on Lois, creating a strong female lead.

Action Comics #971

By: Dan Jurgens, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"MEN OF STEEL" part five! The deadly, intergalactic Remnants loom over Superman as he fights to protect Lex Luthor, but can the Man of Steel prove his greatest adversary deserves a fair trial, or will Superman be forced to become judge, jury and executioner? RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #14 Jan 17, 2017
9.0

Fun, but this Wonder Woman comic can be a bit inconsistent at times. I think that writing and art are both topnotch, but the tone feels weird at times. Happiness and sadness will flip rampantly in the same issue, but I do understand the setup for a Wonder Woman is not sure of her own existence.

Wonder Woman #14

By: Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"YEAR ONE" conclusion! With Steve Trevor by her side, Diana faces the God of War and embraces her destiny as Wonder Woman!
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Kitaru reviewed Suicide Squad #9 Jan 17, 2017
9.0

Origin of the Suicide Squad is one of the best part of Justice League vs Suicide Squad. While it is not necessary to read, I would recommend it to anyone that is a fan of JL vs SS comic. The art is very fun, with the story portray some characters in a different light.

Suicide Squad #9

By: Rob Williams, Riley Rossmo
Released: Jan 11, 2017

A "JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD" tie-in! Finally, discover the true history behind [REDACTED BY ORDER OF TASK FORCE X DIRECTOR AMANDA WALLER].
RATED T+

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9.0

One of the best reunions in Rebirth, with a even better version of the Corp being created. I am hopeful that even more Kyle Rayner stories will be done in the upcoming issues, along with the eventual inclusion of the other Lantern Corps.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #12

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"HEROES"! See the majesty and heroism of the Green Lantern Corps from the point of view of a planet in desperate need of their power. Set far in the future, this issue is packed with clues about what's around the corner for Hal Jordan and the rest of the Corps!
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Kitaru reviewed Flash #14 Jan 17, 2017
9.0

I think that their has been a lot of setup in the past few issues of the Flash, but I am excited about the return of the Rogues to Central City. It will also be interesting to see an evil version of them that has not existed since the start of the New 52.

Flash #14

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"ROGUES RELOADED" part one! Central City is quiet...a little too quiet. Which means one thing: the Rogues are up to something, and only The Flash can stop them! But first Barry Allen needs to track down his classic cadre of villains, who've vanished in advance of their greatest plan ever. Plus, artist extraordinaire Carmine Di Giadomenico returns! ...

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Kitaru reviewed Titans #7 Jan 17, 2017
9.5

One of my favorite issues of the week. Wally and Clark have a great relationship that exists from the pre-existed versions of their worlds. I have continued to enjoy Titans, with it being one of my favorite comics to read every month.

Titans #7

By: Dan Abnett, Lee Weeks
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"Home Sweet Home"! A new threat brings Wally West face to face with the Man of Steel, and the two recognize each other as kindred souls from another world. Plus, the Titans set up their new Tower in New York City!
RATED T

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9.0

Vixen is a great oneshot that tells the story of a hero that has received more mainstream success in recent years. The issue featured good art, with a story that provides a powerful motive behind Vixen's super heroism. I will be very interested in seeing how she interacts with the other JLA team members.

Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

By: Steve Orlando, Jamal Campbell
Released: Jan 11, 2017

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! She's one of the country's most successful businesswomen, an iconic fashion pioneer, a crusader for social justice and an incredibly powerful member of the Justice League of America. But Mari McCabe's life wasn't always this way. Follow her path to becoming the heroic Vixen in this cruc...

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #948 Jan 17, 2017
8.5

Overall, a typical Tynion Batman comic, but I did feel that some parts of the issue were forced at times. I thought that the part with Dr. October could have been done more fluidly, but I do appreciate what they were trying to do with the character. The art was very good and I am interested in seeing how Batwoman's story plays out.

Detective Comics #948

By: James Tynion IV, Ben Oliver
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"BATWOMAN BEGINS" part one! This special two-part interlude spotlights team leader Batwoman! In the wake of the "Night of the Monster Men," A.R.G.U.S. has built a secret research city around the corpse of the megamonster that collapsed in Gotham Harbor...creating Gotham City's newest and most dangerous neighborhood, Monstertown!
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9.0

A lot of action within this issue, which I thought was setup and executed very well. Usually, these types of comics have the League losing to the enemies at first, then eventually they defeat them, but this had a different take on that. The fact that the Justice League was able to overpower the bad guys, but get defeated in a different means entirely is a refreshing take on a classic comic style.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

By: Joshua Williamson, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Jan 11, 2017

[REDACTED BY ORDER OF TASK FORCE X DIRECTOR AMANDA WALLER] and [REDACTED] crew of unstoppable [REDACTED] besiege Belle Reve to take possession of the lost [REDACTED], and only the unbelievable team-up of the Justice League and the Suicide Squad can prevent [REDACTED] from taking revenge on Amanda Waller!
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Kitaru reviewed God Country #1 Jan 17, 2017
8.5

Very sad beginning, but the ending sets up what I feel will be a very intense and exciting comic. Not much really happened with this issue, so it is hard to judge what type of comic it will be, but I have enjoyed the way it is written and the odd gods elements added to it.

God Country #1

By: Donny Cates, Jason Wordie
Released: Jan 11, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn't just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more t...

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Kitaru reviewed All-Star Batman #6 Jan 17, 2017
9.0

Mr. Freeze is a villain I have always enjoyed, but I have never seen used as often as the rest of Batman's rogues. The format of the comics can take some time to get used to, but overall I think it is written and drawn very well. I will have to see with the next issue, but I think I might end up enjoying this arc better than the Two-Face arc.

All-Star Batman #6

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"Cold to the Core"! Batman travels to Alaska to confront Mr. Freeze as he attempts to extract the world's oldest ice core and bring humanity to a new Ice Age! Powerhouse artist Jock joins Scott Snyder to bring you another of the Dark Knight's rogues like you've never seen him before.
RATED T

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Kitaru added Geoff Johns to their creator watch list Jan 8, 2017
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Kitaru added Rafael Albuquerque to their creator watch list Jan 8, 2017
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Kitaru added Patrick Gleason to their creator watch list Jan 8, 2017
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Kitaru added Peter J. Tomasi to their creator watch list Jan 8, 2017
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Kitaru added Tom King to their creator watch list Jan 8, 2017
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Kitaru added Francis Manapul to their creator watch list Jan 8, 2017
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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #14 Jan 5, 2017
8.0

It was hard to tell what was going on with this issue of Green Arrow. The end left me wondering if Ollie was still considered good or bad by the police, with the problem that was introduced previously not really being resolved or worsened. I still enjoy the art and the interactions between Dinah and Ollie.

Green Arrow #14

By: Ben Percy, Peter Nguyen
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"EMERALD OUTLAW" part three! Tension in Seattle reaches fever pitch when the media begins to question Green Arrow's involvement in a series of murders committed by an archer with unmatched skills. If the police can't catch this mysterious archer, can Green Arrow and Black Canary? Plus, the rogue police officer Ollie humiliated in a viral video retu...

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #12 Jan 5, 2017
8.0

A lot better than the usual Justice League comic, but this issue is not required to enjoy the Justice League vs Suicide Squad event. This deals more with Max Lord and his relationship with Amanda Waller, which can be at times a bit hard to follow. I still enjoyed the comic and enjoyed getting to know a character I never was really that informed about.

Justice League #12

By: Tim Seeley, Christian Duce
Released: Jan 4, 2017

A "JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD" tie-in! Behold the rebirth of one of the DC Universe's most cunning villains as [REDACTED].
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #12 Jan 5, 2017
8.5

Still a very fun comic, but it felt like very little happened within this issue. I have enjoyed the Bludhaven storyline, but I think that it might be losing steam with characters getting framed one by one. Again, the art style is fantastic for a Nightwing story and the story is still very enjoyable.

Nightwing #12

By: Tim Seeley, Marcus To
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"BLUDHAVEN" part three! The body count in Bl├╝dhaven continues to rise! Nightwing will have to team up with the Run-Offs to discover who the murderer is and clear the name of the Defacer. But before they can even begin they cross paths with the killer, Orca, and her Whaler Gang.
RATED T

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