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ArkhamJamie reviewed Superman #14 Jan 7, 2017
9.0

[ART: 9.5 | STORY: 9 | WRITING: 8.3 | TOTAL: 8.9 (~9)] I absolutely love the concept of this issue and it's done very effectively. Reis' art is gorgeous to look at. Tomasi and Gleason just get this character and every issue is a delight to read. Fantastic issue full of a great story, great writing and great art.

Superman #14

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"MULTIPLICITY" part one! The New Super-Man of China has been taken! The Red Son Superman of Earth-30 has been beaten! And who knows what's happened to Sunshine Superman! Someone is collecting Supermen across the Multiverse-this looks like a job for our Kal-El as he is joined by Justice Incarnate in this multi-Earth epic!
RATED T

ArkhamJamie reviewed Batman #14 Jan 7, 2017
8.5

[ART: 9 | STORY: 7.9 | WRITING: 9 | TOTAL: 8.6 (~8.5)] A really good issue. Gerads' art is great and King's script is also fantastic. There is some great humour, but above that, there's some really good character drama happening between the Bat and the Cat. I didn't think I'd particularly care for this issue, but it was really well done.

Batman #14

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 4, 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.  
RATED T

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Green Arrow #14 Jan 7, 2017
8.5

[ART: 9 | STORY: 8.8 | WRITING: 7.9 | TOTAL: 8.6 (~8.5)] I am loving this story arc, but this wasn't my favourite issue in it. The art was still good, but it's definitely a shame not seeing either Ferreyra or Schmidt. The story was really good, but I think it could've been written better. The reveal was very predictable, but still well done. The last couple of pages were drawn and written oddly wi more

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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8.0

[ART: 8.9 | STORY: 7.5 | WRITING: 8.2 | TOTAL: 8.2 (~8)] This was good. The art was solid and it blended nicely into what we saw back in the Rebirth one-shot in May. Nothing major really happened, but the characters were well written and I enjoyed reading this. I'm really excited to see the Atom's story explored in JLA.

Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth #1

By: Steve Orlando, Andy MacDonald
Released: Jan 4, 2017

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! Meet Ryan Choi, prodigious theoretical physics student with severe allergies and crippling social anxiety. But little does young Ryan know, his first day at Ivy University marks the start of an epic journey into the very heart of the DC Universe! One shot RATED T

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Justice League #12 Jan 6, 2017
8.5

[ART: 9.3 | STORY: 7.7 | WRITING: 8.8 | TOTAL: 8.6 (~8.5)] My favourite issue of this series by far, and surprisingly, the Justice League are only featured for a page. I'm glad that you can jump into this issue without having read prior issues of this series. Fans of the series may be disappointed, but this was really good. It was well drawn and well written. The plot is fairly minimal, but the w more

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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9.0

[ART: 9.4 | STORY: 8.1 | WRITING: 8.8 | TOTAL: 8.8 (~9)] This is a fantastic event thus far. The art was great, the plot was solid and it was really well written. Williamson manages the cast of character really well and gives most of the characters something to do which is great. The humour lands well and the characters are given emotions. There are some good twists as well. I can't wait for the s more

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

By: Joshua Williamson, Ardian Syaf
Released: Jan 4, 2017

Belle Reve Penitentiary. Headquarters of Task Force X, home to the worst super-criminal scum in the DC Universe and new residence of...the Justice League?! The Suicide Squad delight in showing Earth's greatest heroes how the other side lives, and you'd better believe the Justice League needs to be restrained to hear the terrible secret Amanda Walle...

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ArkhamJamie dropped Flash (2016) from their pull list Jan 4, 2017

Flash (2016)

"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" chapter one
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well...you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts-but just where did this amazing new friend come from?
FLASH FACT: "2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming ...

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ArkhamJamie dropped Captain America: Steve Rogers from their pull list Jan 4, 2017

Captain America: Steve Rogers

He's back! The original Sentinel of Liberty returns, with a new shield, a new team, and a new mission! And he's not the only one who's back! Like the saying goes-- cut off one LIMB, two more will take its place! HAIL HYDRA!
Rated T+

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ArkhamJamie dropped Daredevil (2015) from their pull list Jan 4, 2017

Daredevil (2015)

Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney's office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it's a whole new chapter for our man without fear-including the arrival of the dev...

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ArkhamJamie dropped Spider-Man/Deadpool from their pull list Jan 4, 2017

Spider-Man/Deadpool

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
The Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first ongoing series EVER! It's action, adventure and just a smattering of (b) romance in this episodic epic featuring the WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER HERO and the star of the WORLD'S GREATEST COMICS MAGAZINE. Talk about a REAL dynamic duo!

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Action Comics #970 Jan 2, 2017
8.0

[ART: 9.2 | STORY: 7.5 | WRITING: 7.9 | TOTAL: 8.1 (~8)] This was a really good issue for this series. I was worried this arc might drag, but it doesn't appear to be. Any issue that focuses on Luthor is a highlight as he is a really good character. I like how fleshed out the villains are, their motives are clear and it's nice to see that Superman is understanding of both what he's being told and h more

Action Comics #970

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"MEN OF STEEL" part four! Godslayer's origin reveals him to be very different than the Man of Steel imagined! Will even the threat of universal Armageddon be enough to make Superman sacrifice Lex Luthor?

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Spider-Man/Deadpool #12 Jan 2, 2017
8.0

[ART: 9.1 | STORY: 7 | WRITING: 7.8 | TOTAL: 7.8 (~8)] I liked it. Art was solid, writing was witty and the story was decent. A lot of characters acted out of character and that irked me, but it's not a big deal as it really is just a bit of fun. Probably the best guest issue in the series.

Spider-Man/Deadpool #12

By: Paul Scheer, Todd Nauck
Released: Dec 28, 2016

• A special guest-issue while Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness prime the grand climax of their first uber-arc!
•  It's the holidays and both our heroes are alone...
•   ...which means they're the only ones who can SAVE CHRISTMAS!
•  That's right, the holiday is under attack...from the le...

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ArkhamJamie reviewed All-Star Batman #5 Jan 1, 2017
8.0

[ART: 9.2 | STORY: 8 | WRITING: 7.5 | TOTAL: 8.2 (~8)] I'm surprised, I actually didn't mind this issue. It was a bit of fun and the story seemed to finally pick up momentum again after slugging through the last couple of issues. It was paced well and had some good art from Romita Jr. One of the biggest pros for this issue was that it got rid of the backup story which always dampened my enjoyment. more

All-Star Batman #5

By: Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr.
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"MY OWN WORST ENEMY" conclusion! Batman, Duke and Two-Face square off in a fight for Harvey Dent's soul. With assassins flooding in from across the countryside, Batman learns that even his most trusted allies might choose evil over good.  

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Superman #13 Dec 31, 2016
8.0

[ART: 9.1 | STORY: 7.1 | WRITING: 7.5 | TOTAL: 7.9 (~8)] Unlike In The Name of the Father and similar to Dinosaur Island, this wasn't a superb two-issue story. The art was fine and I do really enjoy Tomasi and Gleason's writing, but the story was very bland for me. A lot of stuff was thrown at the wall and didn't stick too well. I loved the ending, but I'm also glad that this book is finally movin more

Superman #13

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"SINISTER PURPOSE" part two ! Here comes the Bride and her four arms are loaded with weapons. And on what side of those guns is Lois Lane going to be? The mystery of one of the citizens of Hamilton will be exposed with monstrous consequences for all.

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Flash #13 Dec 31, 2016
8.0

[ART: 9 | STORY: 7.5 | WRITING: 7.7 | TOTAL: 8 (~8)] A solid issue for this series. Williamson has greatly improved his writing in my opinion, bit I still think he overdoes it on the captions. This issue had some good art from Neil Googe who I wouldn't mind seeing on art duties more regularly as he captures the tone well. I like how this issue really focused on the characters, too. The ending also more

Flash #13

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"DATE NIGHT"! It's holiday season in Central City and Barry Allen goes on a date with a brand new sweetheart. But things never go as planned for The Flash, who finds himself saddled with an unexpected wingman.

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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #13 Dec 31, 2016
8.5

I expected very little from this issue and it surprised me a lot, both in writing and art. The story was fun and creative. Wally's parts were the best, but, as always, Joshua Williamson's pointless captions break the pace of these dynamic scenes. From the beginning of Rebirth, Barry's love life has been quite tumultuous and I really hope this issue is the end of this situation. Moreover, Neil Goog more

Flash #13

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"DATE NIGHT"! It's holiday season in Central City and Barry Allen goes on a date with a brand new sweetheart. But things never go as planned for The Flash, who finds himself saddled with an unexpected wingman.

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Green Arrow #13 Dec 31, 2016
8.5

[ART: 9.5 | STORY: 8.2 | WRITING: 7.7 | TOTAL: 8.5 (~8.5)] This book continues to impress as the Emerald Outlaw story powers on. I really enjoy Otto Schmidt's art and this issue was no exception. The story is really heating up and I love the direction of it. There are some nice (albeit fairly predictable) reveals that keep this series moving along at a good pace. Some of the dialogue can be a litt more

Green Arrow #13

By: Ben Percy, Otto Schmidt
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"EMERALD OUTLAW" part two! Snow falls on Seattle as its mayoral race heats up with a rash of murders that implicate a deadly archer. As a city wonders what's become of its Emerald Archer, Green Arrow and Black Canary race to rule out their prime suspect: Emiko Queen.

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Teen Titans #3 Dec 31, 2016
8.0

TT [ART: 7.5 | STORY: 7.5 | WRITING: 8.8 | TOTAL: 7.9 (~8)] It's a major shame that neither Meyers or Neves could've continued on art. I wasn't a fan of Pham's work this issue. The plot is a bit lacking this issue, but Percy makes it up for it with some really good writing. Each character feels three-dimensional and the cast really helps this book from being mediocre. While this issue is a large s more

Teen Titans #3

By: Ben Percy, Khoi Pham
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"DAMIAN KNOWS BEST" part three! After Ra's al Ghul and the Demon land a devastating blow against the Teen Titans, the team is forced to regroup. Facing an enemy that knows them better than they know themselves, what chance does this young team have? And how can they trust Damian after everything he's put them through?

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7.0

[ART: 9.5 | STORY: 7 | WRITING: 7 | TOTAL: 7.2 (~7)] This issue was a bit of a disappointment. The last issue set things in motion for an interesting follow-up, but instead we got a Thunderbolts tie-in. I'm not really sure what's happening in Thunderbolts and it's never really explained here, so it was all a bit confusing. It was nice seeing Quasar again. Saiz on art is always a highlight. Overall more

Captain America: Steve Rogers #8

By: Nick Spencer, Jesus Saiz
Released: Dec 28, 2016

• With Steve searching desperately for Kobik, he reaches out to a hero that can help - Avril Kincaid, the all-new Quasar!
•  A threat from beyond the stars pushes an already-weakened S.H.I.E.L.D. to the brink.
Rated T+

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ArkhamJamie is now following ockedman Dec 31, 2016

ockedman

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ArkhamJamie is now following Supes' soups Dec 31, 2016

Supes' soups

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Batman #13 Dec 30, 2016
8.5

[ART: 9.5 | STORY: 7.6 | WRITING: 8.1 | TOTAL: 8.4 (~8.5)] I liked this arc on Batman. I particularly enjoy how King is taking the title in a bold new direction instead of simply rehashing the past. I also like how connected each issue feels and how they are all building to a big conclusion in the upcoming story arc. Sometimes I feel that King's Batman dialogue is a bit contrived, but overall I th more

Batman #13

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" conclusion! Batman and the remains of his team come face to face with Bane and the Psycho-Pirate in a final battle at Santa Prisca-and learn whether this was truly a suicide mission!

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #13 Dec 22, 2016
9.0

I actually really enjoyed the ending. I know that for some people this arc was less than perfect and had many problems, but I overall enjoyed it. It was not perfect and had moments that seemed odd and unnecessary, but I will always be a fan of Tom King, with this further cementing that belief. I also am looking forward to the next few arcs and seeing how everything ties together.

Batman #13

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" conclusion! Batman and the remains of his team come face to face with Bane and the Psycho-Pirate in a final battle at Santa Prisca-and learn whether this was truly a suicide mission!

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ockedman - Dec 23, 2016

I completely agree with you. Tom King is doing an amazing run on Batman but many people hate it because he does something different (actually I'm not sure why they hate it because they usually don't write a real review).

ArkhamJamie reviewed Titans #6 Dec 30, 2016
9.0

[ART: 9.5 | STORY: 9 | WRITING: 9 | TOTAL: 9.2 (~9)] This book, alongside Detective Comics, continues to shine brightly at the top of my favourite Rebirth titles. The conclusion to the Wally story arc is exceptional. Brett Booth's art works better for bright splash pages, but the intimate moments still complement Abnett's script. I really do care for all of these characters and the story wrapped u more

Titans #6

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST" part six! After making the ultimate sacrifice for his friends, Wally West finds himself lost in the Speed Force with no hope of return! Has Wally's run come to a sudden end? Don't miss the conclusion to this stunning first arc!

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Detective Comics #947 Dec 30, 2016
9.0

[ART: 9.5 | STORY: 8.8 | WRITING: 9.2 | TOTAL: 9.2 (~9)] A fantastic conclusion. Whilst I wish the Victim Syndicate featured more prominently in this final issue, particularly the First Victim, this was still a phenomenal read. The writing from Tynion is superb. It's so thought provoking and moving. It makes this dialogue-heavy issue fly by very quickly because he just 'gets' these characters. Eve more

Detective Comics #947

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"THE VICTIM SYNDICATE" conclusion! Has the First Victim succeeded in dividing and conquering Batman's team? The final attack will come from someone they'd all put their faith in...

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ArkhamJamie dropped Civil War II from their pull list Dec 30, 2016

Civil War II

IT'S HERE!
The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year's best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ...

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8.5

[ART: 9 | STORY: 8.4 | WRITING: 8.1 | TOTAL: 8.5 (~8.5)] This issue still keeps the ball rolling in a fairly positive direction. It's a real shame Fabok couldn't have at least drawn another issue, but Tony S. Daniel is a solid replacement. The art is fairly standard, nothing too remarkable, but it works with Williamson's script well. On that note, Williamson seems to be bringing in some of his wri more

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Mark Morales
Released: Dec 28, 2016

The first major event storyline of DC's Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth's paragons of truth and justice! But you ca...

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9.0

[ART: 9.7 | STORY: 8.4 | WRITING: 8.5 | TOTAL: 8.9 (~9)] My thoughts were neutral going into this event, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this first issue. Jason Fabok is far and away my favourite artist in the game, and this issue proved that. His art was breathtaking and some of the best I've seen all year. The story was built around an enjoyable premise and Williamson's writ more

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Fabok
Released: Dec 21, 2016

The first major event storyline of DC's Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth's paragons of truth and justice! But you ca...

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ArkhamJamie reviewed Civil War II #8 Dec 29, 2016
5.5

[ART: 9.3 | STORY: 4 | WRITING: 4 | TOTAL: 5.7 (~5.5)] My score isn't my exact thoughts, but I just needed a way to give the book a 5.5 without dragging down the art. Mediocre at best. David Marquez's art is beautiful which makes it even more of a shame that it's in a terrible book. A finale that doesn't resolve anything, shamelessly plugs everything else and has some absolutely terrible character more

Civil War II #8

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alan Davis
Released: Dec 28, 2016

Blockbuster creators BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID MARQUEZ go out with a seismic bang as fists fly over Washington D.C.!
Ulysses' precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. P...

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ArkhamJamie added Teen Titans (2016) to their pull list Dec 21, 2016

Teen Titans (2016)

"Damian Knows Best" part one! Now that Damian has "summoned" the Teen Titans, the tyrannical teen reveals his master plan! But a great evil from Damian's past is lurking around the corner, ready to strike at the team's newest leader and destroy the new Teen Titans before they even begin!

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