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Location: France Joined: Jun 07, 2016 About Me: Trying not to run out of superlatives.
Favorite ongoing series: Detective Comics, Mighty Thor and Paper Girls
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pocketmegar is now following aleyuma Jan 19, 2017

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ockedman reviewed Batman #15 Jan 18, 2017
9.0

Some people criticize this series because of Batman's characterization, Catwoman's portrayal and Tom King's storytelling. I think they are wrong. This series is something unique. No author has ever done something like that on this character. I've never thought that Batman could be written like this, being in love with Catwoman and doing everything he can to save her. But one of Tom King's greatest more

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.  
RATED T

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Mister Bungle - Jan 20, 2017

I don't care enough about it to hate it. I spend $2.99 on crap. I call it out as being crap. You are very arrogant.

aleyuma - Jan 20, 2017

then stop reading it if you don't like it you dimwit

pocketmegar reviewed Superman #15 Jan 18, 2017
7.5

After a strong introduction, this issue is a disappointment. Not much happens between the explanations of what's going on and the presentations of the differents Earths, but the mix of Superman Rebirth and The Multiversity is really enjoyable. Regarding the art, I didn't love the multiplicity of artists (pun intended) because it felt it was due to a time constraint rather than an artistic process. more

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.
RATED T

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sebastianorellana95 rated Saga #41 Jan 5, 2017
6.5

Saga #41

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"THE WAR FOR PHANG," Part Five
Alana and Marko get their war on.

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pocketmegar - Jan 8, 2017

I'm a trade reader so I haven't read this issue, but is this a mistake? I can't believe a Saga chapter deserves this rating.

pocketmegar - Jan 18, 2017

Corrected, thanks

pocketmegar reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #5 Jan 18, 2017
9.5

And when I thought it was impossible, this series just gets more brutal, more psychological and more thrilling. The storytelling in this issue is really masterful and the artwork is tremendous as always. I was surprised that the ending of the first arc didn't have much consequence, but I prefer to believe that it's going to pay off later than that they changed their minds. I was also surprised by more

Kill Or Be Killed #5

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Jan 18, 2017

NEW STORY ARC
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' runaway bestseller just keeps going! Now that we've seen the origin of our killer, it's only a matter of time before the NYPD realizes they have a vigilante on their streets.
  
The first issue of this new arc releases the same day as the first KILL OR BE KILLED trade, and is a perfect jumping on poin...

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pocketmegar reviewed The Mighty Thor #15 Jan 12, 2017
9.5

This is one on the best Thor issues since Jane Foster took the mantle! This story arc promises to be amazing. The antagonists, who I am not familiar with, are reintroduced skillfully and the fight scenes are tremendously enjoyable. Moreover, I love how, in epic fast-paced stories like this, Aaron manages to bring calmer Jane Foster moments. I didn't expect that in this issue, but it works just per more

The Mighty Thor #15

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Jan 11, 2017

THE "ASGARD/SHI'AR WAR" STARTS HERE!
•  As Malekith's campaign to conquer the Ten Realms rages on, Thor and her League of Heroes lead the charge against the Dark Elf's forces.
•  But far across the galaxy, another conflict is brewing and the most powerful super-army in the cosmos is preparing a surprise attack ...

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pocketmegar reviewed Detective Comics #948 Jan 11, 2017
8.5

Batwoman is my favorite member of the team, so I entered this issue with great expectations. She isn't really spotlit in the plot for now but I'm sure she'll shine in the next issue. The story is really interesting and blends cleverly the consequences of two previous arcs. That was a nice surprise. However, the introduction and explanations of Victoria October are rather clunky but this new charac more

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!
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #14 Jan 11, 2017
8.0

A solid start to the most promising story arc yet. The story is nice, the presentation of the Rogues is well achieved and it's enjoyable to see as much Barry as Flash. But Williamson's useless captions really annoy me. Most of the time, the characters say obvious things. These make me think of the thought bubble from Silver Age comics. The series would be so much better without them. Di Giandomeni more

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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ockedman reviewed Batman #14 Jan 6, 2017
9.0

I really didn't expect much of this story, mainly because I never appreciated Batman's romantic relationship with Catwoman, but this was before Tom King. I enjoyed how he brings his unique storytelling to this fascinating love story and shows a different aspect of Batman, his human side. As always, Tom King uses forgotten Batman vilains as much as possible and, obviously, Kite Man is back. It's th more

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

pocketmegar reviewed Weirdworld Warzones Jan 8, 2017
9.0

I haven't read Secret Wars or any other tie-in series, but I wanted to discover this one because I love Jason Aaron's stories and Mike Del Mundo's art, and I wasn't disappointed at all.

It's an epic tale full of surprises and twists. The heroic-fantasy-style dialogues and characterisations are nailed, especially the protagonists' inner voice. Often in comics, hearing the thoughts of the h more

Weirdworld Warzones

By: Jason Aaron, Mike Del Mundo

Welcome to the wildest, most dangerous corner of Battleworld: Weirdworld, a realm of swords and sorcery, and strange perverted science. A realm where one barbarian walks alone, on a dark and savage quest though all things weird and fantastic from throughout Marvel history. His name is Arkon, a lost man in a lost world. Follow him if you dare! For A...

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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

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ockedman reviewed Moon Knight #10 Jan 5, 2017
9.5

After reading issue nine, I wanted to lower the rating of other issues, because it was really better than the others. Now, I want to lower issue nine's rating. This series is already perfect and it keeps getting better! Jeff Lemire explores Marc's most interesting aspects: his multiple personalities and his origin. For me, the first pages of this issue are among the best I have ever read. I really more

Moon Knight #10

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"DEATH AND BIRTH" STARTS HERE!
•  Marc Spector was born in Chicago, but where was Steven Grant born?
•  This story goes deep into Spector's past, picks up where LEMIRE and SMALLWOOD left off in New Egypt...
•  ...And redefines the history of MOON KNIGHT as you know it!
Rated T+

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jorgezade reviewed Batman #14 Jan 4, 2017
9.5

I think I've always been very intrigued by the chemistry between these two characters and seen them alone, working together, builds a deeper relationship and increases the possibilities with them. Obviously we have seen them many times sharing a future together and sometimes, alterate stories take this relationship in other ways, making this a very playful love-hate game where the cat isn't the on more

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

pocketmegar reviewed Superman #14 Jan 5, 2017
9.0

I was really looking forward to this arc and I wasn't disappointed at all. Even if this issue is mostly introductory, it's very enjoyable to witness the encounter between our Superman and the characters from The Multiversity. It's not a surprise, but Reis' and Prado's art is fantastic and Maiolo's vibrant colors are beautiful.

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

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pocketmegar reviewed The Unworthy Thor #3 Jan 5, 2017
8.5

The plot moves along nicely, Beta Ray Bill's return is really enjoyable and the addition of other vilains is interesting. The stakes of this story are definitely higher than I imagined them to be. As always, the art is neat, even if some panels are rather poorly detailed. Even if Odinson's goal and the purpose of this mini-series are perfectly clear, it's quite impossible to predict what is going more

The Unworthy Thor #3

By: Jason Aaron, R. B. Silva
Released: Jan 4, 2017

• The Odinson and Beta Ray Bill continue their quest to take the hammer of the Ultimate Thor from the clutches of the Collector.
•  Elsewhere, a mysterious and powerful cosmic entity has learned of the weapon's location and makes plans to claim the hammer as his own.
•  And also, the Odinson gets a new pet?!
Rated T+

pocketmegar reviewed The Flintstones #7 Jan 5, 2017
8.5

Another excellent issue. This series finally has a real consistency in the themes it explores, even if each issue is a (more or less) one-shot story. A little let down is the art, which I found quite sketchy.

The Flintstones #7

By: Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi
Released: Jan 4, 2017

The Great Gazoo is working on his report card for the human race, and so far humanity has earned a big fat "F." When the Church of Gerard starts selling Indulgences, Bedrock descends into violence and debauchery. Meanwhile, a miner gets trapped at Slate's Quarry.  Might there be an honest citizen in this burgeoning civilization willing to come to...

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pocketmegar reviewed The Mighty Thor #14 Dec 30, 2016
8.0

Even if this arc was rather enjoyable, this conclusion felt quite rushed. The new Kurse and League of the Realms aren't very developped (I hope we will see them again soon) and Malekith firing a beam from his mouth was a bit unsettling. But I understand this arc is just a prelude to the Asgard Shi'ar War, which I'm looking forward very much to.

The Mighty Thor #14

By: Jason Aaron, Steve Epting
Released: Dec 28, 2016

• The War of the Realms has spread to every branch of the World Tree!
•  Thor and the new League of Realms have fought valiantly to restore the peace, but the road is fraught with challenges they'd not anticipated.
•  Malekith has formed a wicked union of his own, calling on Loki and the all-new KURSE...

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supercoolyeah - Jan 2, 2017

Right??? I wish they would have explained what really happened? Did he lay something in her or is she mute from now on???

pocketmegar - Jan 3, 2017

Yeah, I hope they'll explain sooner or later what he did to her. I didn't get it either. But I have faith in Jason Aaron.

pocketmegar reviewed A.D.: After Death #2 Jan 1, 2017
8.5

While I enjoyed the concept of rotating between prose and comic-book pages in the first issue, it didn't work that well for me here. Indeed, most of the reading time is spent in the prose pages and I felt like the story being told is not "What if we found a cure for death?" but "Memories from an old man". What is more, there wasn't always a correlation between the length of the texts and the size more

A.D.: After Death #2

By: Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire
Released: Dec 28, 2016

What if we found a cure for death? The second chapter of  the haunting sci-fi epic by SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth). Jonah Cooke is haunted by his long, long past, but will it be enough to push him to turn his back on eternal life? And who or what may be calling to h...

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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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8.0

I was a bit disappointed by this issue, specially because I loved the introduction. But I don't lose faith. The problem of the issue is that it isn't very entertaining. There are some very nice battles, like Flash and Boomerang, some fun ones, like Aquaman and Croc, and others that I didn't enjoyed at all, like Wonder Woman and Harley. Something I appreciate very much in this event is the characte 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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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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Supes' soups reviewed Detective Comics #947 Dec 29, 2016
10

Rebirth is off to an incredible start and with issues like this, you realize there's something bigger at play in this universe slowly building up. Detective Comics in this Rebirth era is excellent completely due to storytelling. This isn't the New 52, where we'll slice off the Joker's face for shock value, these are genuinely intricate stories with payoffs that do not require splash pages. Tynion 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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pocketmegar reviewed Detective Comics #947 Dec 30, 2016
9.5

This series is just incredible and this issue finishes positioning it, for me, as Rebirth's best. There's a rich cast of characters, an incredible portrayal of Batman, thoughtful debates concerning superheroes, gorgeous art, a whole lot of suspense and emotion... I can't wait to see what stories will grow from the seeds planted in these first arcs.

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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ockedman reviewed Batman #13 Dec 22, 2016
9.0

This issue isn't a simple battle-to-death as it could have been. Tom King shows all the madness of Batman and Bane and their complex relation. Also, the story-telling in this issue is unique and excellent as always. I'm eager to know where all this leads to in the next arc, "I am Bane".

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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pocketmegar reviewed Silver Surfer #8 Dec 23, 2016
6.5

For me, this series is a waste of Mike and Laura Allred's talent. I keep buying it thanks to them and I keep getting disappointed because of Dan Slott's stories. As these one-shot issues become more uninspired and repetitive, the humor and feel-good atmosphere continue to vanish. I don't blame the creative team though, I just believe Marvel should make changes in this series. For instance, it coul more

Silver Surfer #8

By: Dan Slott, Mike Allred
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"Microcosmic"
•  Accidentally swallowed by Jumbonox the Giganormous, the Surfer and Dawn are rescued by a society of sentient macro-microorganisms...
•  ...who, by no fault of their own, might just be the deadliest disease in the universe.
Rated T+

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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).

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8.5

An excellent introduction! In general, I'm not a fan of the Suicide Squad but, here, Joshua Williamson writes these characters skillfully. The confrontation, and then the team-up, between the two teams is incredible. Not much happened in the issue but it gave me faith in the author and in the event. I also enjoyed the third team with its chief, who is a vilain I love. My only disappointment is tha 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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