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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #17 Feb 18, 2017
8.5

The ending really was confusing, but I think it will have a good explanation in later issues. The other still matches the story style and the story is still maintaining my interest.

Green Arrow #17

By: Ben Percy, Otto Schmidt
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"EMERALD OUTLAW" finale! The biggest GREEN ARROW epic since the start of the Rebirth era comes to a shattering conclusion when Oliver, Emiko and Black Canary unite against the deadly assassin terrorizing Seattle's most prominent citizens. But [REDACTED] won't go down without a fight-even if it takes all of Seattle with him.
RATED T+

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #15 Feb 18, 2017
9.0

Very nice and sincere issue of Nightwing that ends with me wishing that it could be like that for a few more issues. They are teasing a villain I know very little about, but I am very interested in seeing how he is done in these modern stories. Art was fun as well.

Nightwing #15

By: Tim Seeley, Minkyu Jung
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"CUPID CALLS"! In the aftermath of the "Blüdhaven" story, Nightwing has embraced his role as the city's resident hero and met a new love interest, leader of the Run-Offs-but is a relationship between a hero and an ex-villain destined for anything other than heartbreak?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Trinity #6 Feb 18, 2017
8.5

Did not end quite the way I wanted it to, but the art was amazing and the story was more than adequate. I would say that the combination of story and art make this comic still enjoyable and still consistently interesting, even if some flaws exist within it.

Trinity #6

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Feb 15, 2017

Better Together part six! The horror that kept our heroes trapped in nightmares of their own making is now loose in the world, and its taking possession of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman! When the spawn of Mongul holds the keys to the most powerful heroes in the DC Universeno one is safe!

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #17 Feb 18, 2017
9.0

I do not understand why people disliked this issue, but for me it felt like a typical Tomasi's Superman storyline. The issue was meant to be mysterious and will probably set up something in a few issue, or maybe even in Super Sons. I like Jon and have fun reading stories that he is in and leading.

Superman #17

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Sebastian Fiumara
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"DARK HARVEST"! Jon and Cathy go deep into the woods of Hamilton to find a horror that hungers for the new Superboy!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #15 Feb 18, 2017
7.0

The art made the comic more tolerable, but I still am having major issues with the dialogue and characterization of certain League members. The time traveling part of the story was confusing, but the Zeus scene was really explosive and awesome.

Justice League #15

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

"TIMELESS" part one! A new epic begins when a mysterious young woman implores the Justice League join the fight against the Timeless, a cosmic threat they've never faced before-because it exists at different points throughout Earth's history! Now, the Justice League must travel to both the past and the future in a literal race against time!  
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Kitaru reviewed Batman #17 Feb 18, 2017
9.0

I have really enjoyed the Bane story so far and like the idea of an angry and spiteful villain. I hope not every issue has to deal with something being taken away from Batman, but so far it has been done so in a story driven manner. David Finch's art is on point and I think the storytelling is very consistent for Tom King.

Batman #17

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

"I Am Bane" part two! Barricading himself within the walls of Arkham Asylum still might not keep Batman and his allies safe from Bane's assault. Which one of Bruce's loved ones will be torn from him next?
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Wild Storm #1 Feb 18, 2017
9.0

This issue felt like we were witnessing the typical day for the characters, with not a lot happening, but I liked it nonetheless. I like the start of different character's storylines, I like the references to the past of WildStorm and I think that this comic will do very well.

Wild Storm #1

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

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.
And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she's buried in her own body-is the on...

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Kitaru reviewed Batwoman: Rebirth #1 Feb 18, 2017
8.5

Typical intro issue for new comics, but I do think it did a good job of setting up the future of this comic. The art was great and while a lot was summarized, it was done so consistently and fluidly.

Batwoman: Rebirth #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Ben Oliver
Released: Feb 15, 2017

The newest chapter of Batwoman's life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market...and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman's going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she's going, in this one-shot prologue to the...

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Kitaru reviewed Super Sons #1 Feb 18, 2017
9.5

Great start to what I feel will be a great team comic. I would be very interested in seeing if other children of super heroes join up at various points in the comic or if it will just focus on the two currently. The art was fun for the comic and the writing was typical for Tomasi.

Super Sons #1

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

"When I grow up" part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic-but if they want to survive, they're going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World's Smallest. This debut issue looks at th...

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Kitaru added Super Sons to their pull list Feb 18, 2017

Super Sons

"When I grow up" part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic-but if they want to survive, they're going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World's Smallest. This debut issue looks at th...

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Kitaru added Justice League of America: Killer Frost Rebirth to their pull list Feb 16, 2017

Justice League of America: Killer Frost Rebirth

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! What happens to a super-villain on their last day in Belle Reve Prison? Against all odds, Killer Frost is up for parole from the Suicide Squad, but you can bet Amanda Waller isn't going to make it easy for Frost to join the new JLA.
One shot
RATED T

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8.0

Okay start to a Justice League of America character, but this issue as a whole felt unnecessary. I will enjoy the JLA comic, but I felt that this was not as strong as that will be.

Justice League of America: Killer Frost Rebirth #1

By: Steve Orlando, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jan 25, 2017

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! What happens to a super-villain on their last day in Belle Reve Prison? Against all odds, Killer Frost is up for parole from the Suicide Squad, but you can bet Amanda Waller isn't going to make it easy for Frost to join the new JLA.
One shot
RATED T

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8.5

Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, and Saint Walker make for the best Lantern team-up with this story leading into what seems like it will be a more united Lantern universe. I am hoping that eventually the indigo and violet lantern corps join up with the green and yellow.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #14

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

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERN" part one! Hal teams with Kyle Rayner, the White Lantern, for a harrowing quest to bring hope back to the cosmos. Tasked with finding the Blue Lantern Corps and restoring it to full power, the two quickly find neither may have the power to accomplish this mission.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Doom Patrol #4 Feb 16, 2017
9.0

The weirdness that this comic has created not only continues to make it a great story, but also creates fantastic character interactions and new, unique characters. I am really hoping for more Flex Metallo in the future of this comic, but so far it has been great.

Doom Patrol #4

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 25, 2017

Everything is getting stranger and stranger for Casey Brinke. The secrets she's learned about her true origin do a little to explain the bizarre new surroundings she finds herself in, but not why she's attracting the members of Doom Patrol like so many flies. Also, find out the secret ingredient that makes Danny Burgers so delicious!
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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #973 Feb 16, 2017
9.0

The creepy Clark Kent story arc will probably be my favorite that Dan Jurgens has done so far. I have also enjoyed the use of Lois Lane as a lead and hope that the setup for the Superwoman side of the story has a good explanation to it.

Action Comics #973

By: Dan Jurgens, Stephen Segovia
Released: Feb 8, 2017

"MILD MANNERED" part one! The road to "Superman: Reborn" starts here! With Superman and Lex Luthor back on Earth, the Man of Steel turns his attention to uncovering the mystery of the human Clark Kent living and working in Metropolis. But there's something...off about this guy, and Superman better figure out just what that is, before it's too late!...

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Kitaru reviewed All-Star Batman #7 Feb 15, 2017
9.0

It was great that this continued the previous story, instead of just starting a new one. When you first start reading the issue you do not realize how connected everything is until the end. I have never been a big fan of prose writing styles, but I have enjoyed this one so far.

All-Star Batman #7

By: Scott Snyder, Tula Lotay
Released: Feb 8, 2017

"Poison Promises"! Step aside, gentlemen-Poison Ivy is about to steal the spotlight in Batman's continuing rogues gallery road trip. Scott Snyder teams up with mega-talent Tula Lotay to reimagine the Dark Knight's most seductive villain.
RATED T

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8.0

I still think this comic will be a lot better than the the current Justice League title, but I will admit that this issue was slow and is probably unnecessary to get. It is just another case of heroes being reintroduced, but I do see the necessity for it.

Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

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

Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and...Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #16 Feb 15, 2017
8.5

The Emerald Outlaw story arc has been consistent so far, but I feel like very little has actually happened in terms of the story. It feels like whenever a problem occurs it is solved within the next few issues, which creates this sense of stagnancy. Overall, it is still enjoyable.

Green Arrow #16

By: Ben Percy, Otto Schmidt
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"EMERALD OUTLAW" part five! Implicated in the killing of several high profile Seattleites, besieged by a murderous cabal of crooked cops and demonized by a mayoral candidate willing to tear the city apart to get what he wants, all seems lost for Green Arrow. That is, until help arrives in the form of a long-lost ally. It's the return of Emiko Queen...

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Kitaru reviewed Justice League #14 Feb 15, 2017
7.0

Again Hitch manages to create another Justice League story that fails to have a villain with a face. The amount of needless dialogue and weird interactions that present in this issue make me wonder why DC allows this to continue.

Justice League #14

By: Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"REGROUP"! Broken, battered and pinned down by a new alien threat, the Justice League is forced to confront long-simmering tensions between teammates before they can save the world. Grievances are aired and secrets are revealed in this special issue written and drawn by Bryan Hitch.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #16 Feb 15, 2017
8.5

Not a bad ending to the Multiplicity run, but it did feel like a lot of loose ends were left open. I still enjoy this comic, but I think this arc was not as strong as the past few. I am ready for the Superman Reborn run which I hope answer most of the mysteries surrounding the Superman family.

Superman #16

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"MULTIPLICITY" finale! Superman, New Super-Man and Justice Incarnate make their last stand against their multiverse-spanning foe, and the Man of Steel discovers another clue to the truth of his existence.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #14 Feb 15, 2017
8.0

The finale was a bit messy, with the resolution being too quickly wrapped up, but I still have been enjoying Time Seeley's run. I am interested in seeing what else will be done in Bludhaven over the next few arcs.

Nightwing #14

By: Tim Seeley, Marcus To
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"BLUDHAVEN" finale! The psychopath who's been carrying out the killings in Blüdhaven has placed the blame on Nightwing! Now Dick Grayson must apprehend this maniac to stop the murders and to convince Blüdhaven he's not a villain.
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #16 Feb 15, 2017
8.5

Interesting beginning to the I Am Bane arc, but I was hoping for more of a resolution to the Catwoman story. The ending is kind of surprising, but I feel like it will be a Death of the Family sort of twist.

Batman #16

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

"I Am Bane" part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe.
RATED T

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Kitaru added Wild Storm to their pull list Feb 15, 2017

Wild Storm

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.
And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she's buried in her own body-is the on...

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Kitaru added Justice League of America: Rebirth to their pull list Feb 12, 2017

Justice League of America: Rebirth

Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and...Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #949 Jan 31, 2017
8.5

Detective has done a really good job of reestablishing Batwoman, with these past few issues setting up what will be a great solo comic. I am looking forward to the enemy that they will eventually introduce and how it relates to the Batman stories.

Detective Comics #949

By: James Tynion IV, Ben Oliver
Released: Jan 25, 2017

"BATWOMAN BEGINS" part two! This special two-part interlude spotlights team leader Batwoman! Batman and Batwoman need to get in there to find out who's been weaponizing monster blood-but who will they have to fight through to do it? RATED T

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8.5

I understand some of the criticisms for this issue and do agree it is skippable, but I do think it has some merit to it. It allows for a break for both the audience and the story, so that when this new arc starts, we are not overwhelmed by the story. While this issue was not necessary, I would still suggest it to people who have liked the series so far.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #13

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jan 25, 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!
RATED T

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #972 Jan 31, 2017
9.5

This was my favorite issue of Action Comics yet, with the ending setting up the next few arcs of the Supermen comics. Good guy Lex is officially better than evil Lex, but I do feel like they will eventually convert him back to evil, which I hope they do not.

Action Comics #972

By: Dan Jurgens, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jan 25, 2017

"MEN OF STEEL" conclusion! Superman's found a way to save Lex Luthor's life, but it may cost the Man of Tomorrow his own future. RATED T

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8.5

Cool setup for a new series with this final issue of one of DCs better events. I had some trouble understanding whether or not Amanda Waller planned for all this, but I thought the final villain and teamups made up for any confusion.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jan 25, 2017

Legendary JLA artist Howard Porter returns for the ultimate showdown between the Suicide Squad, the Justice League and the forces of [REDACTED]. Unlikely heroes emerge from the rubble of DC's first major event since DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, leaving both teams in a place they've never been before...and setting the stage for the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE O...

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8.5

I have just recently become a fan of Captain Atom and read his New 52 series in preparation for this miniseries. The one thing I have to say about this series is that it is and isn't connected to the previous series. They make references to the past, but at the same time change the history of certain characters, and the order that certain events took place. I enjoy this issue, but I would prefer t more

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1

By: Cary Bates, Will Conrad
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"Blowback" part one! Captain Atom hasn't been seen or heard from in years-and even if you think you know what happened to him...you're  wrong! But you're not alone. To this day, no one on Earth-not even the other superheroes-has an inkling of the missing Captain Atom's true fate. At last, the truth is about to be revealed in a saga that transcend...

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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!
RATED T

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