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Location: France Joined: Jun 07, 2016 About Me: Trying not to run out of superlatives.
Favorite ongoing series: The Flintstones, The Mighty Thor and Paper Girls
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Superman: American Alien Vol. 1

By: Max Landis, Nick Dragotta

Screenwriter and Eisner Award nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) presents the seven-issue miniseries that chronicles Clark Kent's development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kiss...

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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #19 Mar 27, 2017
8.0

While this two-part story wasn't very good (it really could have been told in one issue), the evolution of the relationship between Flash and Kid Flash is promising and the cliff-hanger is tremendously exciting.

Flash #19

By: Joshua Williamson, Jesus Merino
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"SINS OF THE FATHER" finale! Wally's quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash's oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally's father, Reverse-Flash, alive.

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pocketmegar rated Doom Patrol #5 Mar 27, 2017
8.5

Doom Patrol #5

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Mar 22, 2017

The team is back together at last, though why they are back together remains an unanswered riddle. After the mind- blowing revelations of the previous issues, Casey Brinke has to figure out what this all means going forward. Or maybe it's just the end of everything after all? Plus, Robotman punches stuff!

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RustonLF reviewed The Unworthy Thor #5 Mar 23, 2017
9.0

The Odinson finally escapes his self pity and Old Asgard is returned. While The Odinson has finally accepted his own fault in the loss of his worthiness he does not gain a hammer in the form of the Ultimate Mjolnir. Instead another Thor is soon to join us as we see a shadow retrieve the hammer. Seeing The Odinson refuse to test his worth because the hammer did not call to him was a powerful moment more

The Unworthy Thor #5

By: Jason Aaron, Pascal Alixe
Released: Mar 22, 2017

• The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.
•  Is redemption finally at hand?
•  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.
Rated T+

pocketmegar reviewed Action Comics #976 Mar 25, 2017
7.5

This event was a disappointment for me. What happened in the story is exactly what I thought would happen, but with very little explanations. Apart from the Clark Kent revelation in the second issue, nothing really surprised nor excited me. Still, the new status quo is interesting and I know that the best is yet to come for Superman.

Action Comics #976

By: Dan Jurgens, Doug Mahnke
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"SUPERMAN REBORN" finale! As this epic tale wraps up, Superman's life is drastically changed...and that's all we are saying for now-except that you won't want to miss it! 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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Supes' soups - Mar 26, 2017

Myx was a welcome surprise but yea the event sort of felt flat at the ending. I expected more. I personally was fine with the ending of New 52 Superman during the Last Days of Superman event right before Rebirth. DC doesn't have to constantly try to explain themselves with New 52 Superman, it's over, it's done, move on. I find it weird they're actually mixing the two up with the whole blue and red schtick. Clark should be so conflicted with memories of relationships with Diana and Lois.

pocketmegar reviewed The Unworthy Thor #5 Mar 25, 2017
9.0

A great ending to this story and satisfying answers (at least for me). I can't wait to see what comes next in Jason Aaron's fantastic run!

The Unworthy Thor #5

By: Jason Aaron, Pascal Alixe
Released: Mar 22, 2017

• The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.
•  Is redemption finally at hand?
•  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.
Rated T+

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flodid reviewed The Unworthy Thor #5 Mar 23, 2017
9.0

A solid conclusion to the miniseries. While not a huge surprise, the reveal of the whisper is a testament to the coherence of Aaron's big story told throughout the various Thor series. Can't wait to read what comes next !

The Unworthy Thor #5

By: Jason Aaron, Pascal Alixe
Released: Mar 22, 2017

• The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.
•  Is redemption finally at hand?
•  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.
Rated T+

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pocketmegar added Max Landis to their creator watch list Mar 18, 2017
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pocketmegar reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #7 Mar 15, 2017
8.5

A very surprising and unexpected issue, but definitely enjoyable and relevant. This series has the best characterization in all of today's comic-books, both in writing and art, so an issue like this one definitely has its place.

Kill Or Be Killed #7

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Mar 15, 2017

As Dylan hides from the NYPD, Kira begins to get suspicious of some of his mysterious behavior. BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS' newest hit book keeps hitting! And remember that every issue has all the extra back page articles and art their fans have come to expect.

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pocketmegar reviewed Superman #19 Mar 15, 2017
8.0

This issue is very good. It's rather well-written and has plenty of enjoyable scenes, but the plot is quite simplistic and it's kind of stuck between the revelation of last issue and the ending in the next one. Also, Gleason's art is beautiful. I particularly love his Mr Mxyzptlk. Finally, the cliff-hanger isn't surprising (it's what we were promised in this event) but it's still very exciting and more

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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pocketmegar reviewed The Mighty Thor #17 Mar 15, 2017
9.5

This arc is the best of the series so far. It's the first time that Jane Foster faces the fact that Thor is a literally God and her opposition to the Shi'ar Gods is brilliant and thoughtful. Also, the energy of this issue is just insane. So much ideas, so much action, so much colors! This kind of comic-book reminds me why I like this art form so much.

The Mighty Thor #17

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Mar 15, 2017

• The heavens rumble as the war between Asgard and the Shi'ar tears through space.
•  Meanwhile, the Challenge of the Gods rages on.
•  And though Thor has fought valiantly to protect the people of Midgard, the gods of the Shi'ar have a dark and dangerous surprise in store.
Rated T+

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pocketmegar reviewed Detective Comics #952 Mar 11, 2017
9.0

Another outstanding chapter! The plot moves forward, the stakes are high and the diverse cast of characters is unique. Ra's al Ghul is the first famous Batman enemy in this series and I'm quite eager to discover his role in this story. Also, I particularly enjoy how, in this arc, each issue begins with a flash-back. It works quite nicely. Finally, the art is gorgeous and, even if the first pages a more

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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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #18 Mar 11, 2017
7.5

The quality of this series is like a roller coaster. When it goes up, you know it's going to go down, and vice versa. The previous story arc was incredible and now we're in a descent. This issue is rather dull and repetitive. Most of it just reexplains what we already know and the new arc starts very slowly. The art is quite lovely, but I found Flash's "wing" on his head to be too exaggerated (it' more

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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Gizmo reviewed The Flintstones #9 Mar 9, 2017
8.5

"Coat Rack don't play that," greatest line of the week, drop the mic. I've been waiting for an issue that focuses more on the appliances, and here it is. It's a emotional one. It also ties in nicely with the the human characters realizing their inherent need to be needed.

The Flintstones #9

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 1, 2017

In an effort to cheer Fred up after he loses his job, Wilma buys him a new armadillo bowling ball. There's just one problem: it's terrifying the household appliances! Meanwhile, across town, the Bedrock elite join a shadowy prosperity economic cult.

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pocketmegar - Mar 9, 2017

I feel like every issue of Flintstones has the best line of the week.

Gizmo - Mar 9, 2017

Haha, yeah, maybe that needs to be a thing in my reviews now ;)

pocketmegar reviewed Silver Surfer #9 Mar 9, 2017
6.0

All the wonder and joy that the series used to deliver have completely vanished and all that's left is repetitiveness and plot holes.

Silver Surfer #9

By: Dan Slott, Mike Allred
Released: Mar 8, 2017

    "Worlds Apart" STARTS NOW!
The world of Inkandesha is hauntingly beautiful, filled with cities of solid light and populated by living holographic people. But there's one tiny thing the people of this world probably should've told the Silver Surfer and Dawn before they decided to pop in for a visit...they might have a pro...

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ockedman reviewed Action Comics #975 Mar 8, 2017
9.5

The event started slowly but now, it gets way more interesting! I really enjoyed the revelation of second Clark Kent and I wasn't disappointed at all. Also, this issue is specially well written, constructed and paced. As an anniversary special, the issue is over-sized and the second story is also great and intriguing. It's one of the best issues of the series!

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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NewComicguy reviewed Action Comics #975 Mar 8, 2017
9.0

Damn I feel relief and I am excited as well.We finally learn who is Creepy Kent.It's a really great twist most people won't expect who he is.My only problem is that we got only the twist and the answer we didn't get any clues or answers to other questions.But we got a great cliffhanger.I am so excited about this story like a kid waiting for his vacation to begin.

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 ...

pocketmegar reviewed Action Comics #975 Mar 8, 2017
9.0

At last the revelation! It was completely unexpected and it didn't disappoint me at all. But the issue itself is also excellent and the form chosen (separating revelation and explanation) is very judicious. The art is gorgeous, specially those Doug Mahnke fighting scenes.

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 ...

pocketmegar reviewed The Flintstones #9 Mar 6, 2017
8.5

This issue is less funny than the last issues, but it's still very enjoyable. This one is a bit different in the sense that all the story lines treat to the same topic and there are no "side-themes", which brings coherence but makes some of the series's characteristic spontaneity disappear.

The Flintstones #9

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 1, 2017

In an effort to cheer Fred up after he loses his job, Wilma buys him a new armadillo bowling ball. There's just one problem: it's terrifying the household appliances! Meanwhile, across town, the Bedrock elite join a shadowy prosperity economic cult.

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ockedman reviewed Batman #18 Mar 1, 2017
9.5

Tom King is, for me, the best comic-book writer right now. He's a genius! The story is really interesting, dark and terrifying. I love in this series how he compares Batman with his enemies, before with Catwoman and now with Bane. He's proving us that Batman is the best and there's no other hero like him. And David Finch's art keeps getting better and the confrontation is incredibly illustrated.

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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jess212 reviewed Batman #18 Mar 1, 2017
10

Tom King continues to rise to the occasion as Batman and Bane finally come to blows. This issue displays a great handle of Bane and the parallels he shares with the protagonist. Now as much as I like what King did in this issue the star of this book is Finch the art in this issue is fantastic it really elevates the work. I felt this great chapter in the I am Bane Arc.

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!

pocketmegar reviewed Superman #18 Mar 1, 2017
7.0

This series keeps disappointing me. There are too much "I have to explain what's going on" dialogues, "we have to remind you of that situation" panels and "you don't understand but you will soon enough" moments. No question is answered and the story doesn't take off yet. In addition, I usually like Gleason's art, but, here, some faces are rather odd, especially Jon's. I'm still excited to see how more

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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Mister Bungle - Mar 1, 2017

Super17, Calling pocketmegar a dumbass for sharing his opinion just makes you the dumbass. It's his opinion, and he's entitled to it.

pocketmegar - Mar 2, 2017

Yes, I know we will have answers. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I found there was some laziness in the writing, and the fact that we didn't get any answer didn't help. Anyway, I was quite surprised when I saw the excellent ratings the issue had. I had initially planned to give it a lower rating. I didn't want to bring the average down, I just wanted to express my opinion. Of course, I am open for debate.

pocketmegar reviewed Paper Girls #12 Mar 1, 2017
8.5

This series keeps being the one that surprises me more.

Paper Girls #12

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
Released: Mar 1, 2017

Growing up can be deadly.

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pocketmegar reviewed Detective Comics #951 Feb 25, 2017
8.5

This is one of the most constantly great series published by DC and this issue is no exception. The plot is original, the characters are complex and the artwork is beautiful. Still, in my opinion, the series doesn't improve much and struggles to surprise, even if I enjoy it a lot.

Detective Comics #951

By: James Tynion IV, Christian Duce
Released: Feb 22, 2017

League of Shadows' part one! The next big DETECTIVE arc explodes here as the League of Shadows goes from mysterious rumor to deadly fact! What's their plan for Gotham City? And how will their actions affect Batman and his team?
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #17 Feb 23, 2017
8.0

This issue is a satisfying conclusion to the best arc of this series yet, but it's not as enjoyable as the other parts of the story. The ending is quite rushed and the epilogue is rather too long. Still, the quality of this series is constantly improving. Another let down is that Di Giandomenico doesn't illustrate the entire chapter. The other artists are good, but not as good as Di Giandomenico, more

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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pocketmegar reviewed The Belfry (One Shot) #1 Feb 23, 2017
9.0

Definitely a very interesting one-shot! The art is tremendous. It's dark and creepy, but at the same time perfectly readable and the action is always clear. I particularly love the hand lettered sound effects. The story is also excellent, with an unexpected twist at the end.

The Belfry (One Shot) #1

By: Gabriel Hardman, Gabriel Hardman
Released: Feb 22, 2017

AN ALL-NEW HORROR ONE-SHOT FROM GABRIEL HARDMAN! When an airliner crashes in a remote jungle, everyone walks away unscathed only to find you can't escape the lush, brutal world of the Belfry. From Hugo Award-nominated writer/artist GABRIEL HARDMAN (INVISIBLE REPUBLIC, KINSKI, Star Wars Legacy), THE BELFRY is a self-contained one-shot that may just ...

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pocketmegar reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #6 Feb 16, 2017
8.5

This issue is mostly set up even if it's still very enjoyable and masterfully executed. The art is great as always, but I found some facial expressions a bit odd.

Kill Or Be Killed #6

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Feb 15, 2017

The second arc in BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' runaway bestseller keeps the hits coming, as Dylan realizes how close he may be to being caught by the NYPD. Also, remember that every issue features all the backpage extras that BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.

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pocketmegar reviewed Batwoman: Rebirth #1 Feb 16, 2017
8.5

This is a Rebirth one-shot, so I didn't expect much, but I got everything I wanted. Batwoman's story is recapped effectively and the direction of this new series is set. The teasing for what's to come showd me exactly what I am expecting. The art is gorgeous and fits perfectly with the character. Alas, my pull-list is already too long and it's not the most important DC series, so I'm going to read more

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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pocketmegar reviewed Superman #17 Feb 16, 2017
7.0

This issue disappointed me. The first pages promise a Stranger Things-y story, but, the plot is quite confusing and the ending is rather rushed. I wish they had taken the opportunity of this one-shot to develop the relationship between Jon and Cathy more. The new artist, Sebastian Fiumara, has a lovely style, but I found some scenes oddly illustrated. My interest for this series is decreasing and more

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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