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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
Contact me: pocketmegar@gmail.com

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ockedman reviewed Action Comics #978 Apr 27, 2017
9.0

This issue is way better than I expected! The new origin of Superman is successful, coherent and comprehensible. We get to revisit the most important parts of his history and it's really well-done. It's also interesting to notice how Dan Jurgens re-writes some stories that he wrote himself. There are many enjoyable references, like the destruction of Coast City with Green Lantern. I'd preferred th more

Action Comics #978

By: Dan Jurgens, Ian Churchill
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"Superman Reborn Aftermath" part two! Superman's life has been changed, some good is back, but the bad is back as well-with a vengeance! As Superman's allies gather to address the looming threat of Mr. Oz, another Squad seeks revenge against the Man of Steel-and you won't believe who made the team!
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #21 Apr 26, 2017
9.0

This issue is very different from the last one, and that was something to be expected. Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter have very different styles than Tom King and Jason Fabok. I was afraid that this second creative team would imitate the first one, but it didn't happen, and that's why this issue is excellent. Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter do what they do best. That means no 9 panel grid more

Flash #21

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part two! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of th...

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READ RUMBLE reviewed Superman #21 Apr 20, 2017
9.0

Just a beautiful issue. The art, the writing, the interaction between Superman, Jon and Damien...just flawless. This series is special and should be recognized as one of the top books of the year. This issue had a great suspenseful ending and two weeks is going to seem forever to wait for what happens next.

Superman #21

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"Superman black" part two! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! The Man of Steel is challenged to break his code against killing in front of his son as the mystery surrounding Hamilton deepens.
RATED T

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Peacefulzealot reviewed Superman #21 Apr 19, 2017
9.5

I *really* am impressed with how good this issue was. From the reveals made in the last few pages (which really cannot be said without spoilers) to the continued excellent dialogue between Jon, Clark, and Damian, I am definitely looking forward to what happens next!

Superman #21

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"Superman black" part two! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! The Man of Steel is challenged to break his code against killing in front of his son as the mystery surrounding Hamilton deepens.
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Superman #21 Apr 23, 2017
8.5

Another excellent installment in this surprising story arc. The plot moves forward and the interactions with Damian are just extremely enjoyable. Even if some facial expressions are odd, the art is gorgeous, and it's interesting to see different inkers on Gleason's pencils. This series is so colorful and I love how Superman's costume pops out of the page.

Superman #21

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"Superman black" part two! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! The Man of Steel is challenged to break his code against killing in front of his son as the mystery surrounding Hamilton deepens.
RATED T

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Superior fan reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
9.0

So far King's Batman has underwhelmed. This issue is the first one to live up to the hype. The plot is great, without a wasted moment. I won't ruin it. This is the sharpest King's writing has been. His obnoxious speech patterns are gone, replaced by sharp wording that crackles. More important, he's willing to leave space empty when words aren't necessary. A nearly perfect job. more

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of th...

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Aquamano reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
10

Now that's how you do comics. In this issue,King shows how much he has control over the flow and the pacing. Using the famous 9-panel grid, one of Watchen's narrative branda, Tom tells a story that is perfectly crafted and executed into the time barrier imposed by the story. I'm really trying not to enter the spoiler's zone, but it's almost impossible. So... Go read it. Probably one of the best i more

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of th...

pocketmegar reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
9.5

This is probably the issue I was looking forward to the most since the DCU: Rebirth #1 one-shot, and it didn't let me down at all. Seriously, two of my favorite creators working on my two favorite super-heroes investigating on a mystery related to my favorite comic-book ever... What could go wrong?
Tom King's storytelling, notably the use of a timer and symmetries, works masterfully with Watc more

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of th...

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pocketmegar reviewed Detective Comics #954 Apr 18, 2017
7.5

This arc, which the series has been building up to since its beginning, is disappointing me a little. James Tynion's plot is weaker than usual. The dialogues between Batman and Ra's al Ghul are lengthy, the other members of the teams are absent and the revelations about the League of Shadows are unsatisfactory. The cliff-hanger is very interesting though and I'm eager to read the next issue. Also, more

Detective Comics #954

By: James Tynion IV, Marcio Takara
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part four! Ra's al Ghul has the answers Batman needs to take down the League of Shadows...but will he lift a finger to help him? Or would he rather use the League to take care of the Dark Knight Detective once and for all?
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #20 Apr 13, 2017
8.5

I enjoyed this issue more than I thought I would. To be honest, I didn't expect much of it, but it surprised me. Black Hole's plot is beginning to get very interesting and the cliff-hanger is really unexpected. Joshua Williamson's writing is improving; the dialogues are rather realistic (except for that I-am-the-bad-guy-and-I-explain-my-secret-plan-to-someone-who-already-knows-it scene), the voice more

Flash #20

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: Apr 12, 2017

The dangerous scientists of Black Hole have been stealing the bodies of dead speedsters, prompting Iris West and The Flash to go deep undercover among them! And in doing so, they discover a shocking secret: a traitor within The Flash's inner circle!
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Silver Surfer #10 Apr 13, 2017
8.0

At last a good one-shot! While the last few stories were dull and repetitive, this one is entertaining, uplifting and even a bit moving. I particularly enjoyed the use of symmetries and original panel compositions to translate the relationship between Dawn and the Surfer. It reminded me of the extraordinary issue 11 (of the last series). The Allreds' art is incredible; their Galactus is impressive more

Silver Surfer #10

By: Dan Slott, Mike Allred
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Unheralded"
•  There's only one reason the Silver Surfer would ever serve Galactus again...
•  ...if the Universe itself hung in the balance!
•  Will this be the final straw that breaks up Marvel's most cosmic couple?
Rated T+

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pocketmegar reviewed Black Cloud #1 Apr 9, 2017
7.5

It's an interesting first issue. This world that Jason Latour and Ivan Brandon present us seems fascinating. I'm not really certain because we ultimately don't learn much about it, and that's my main problem with this issue. The world building isn't successful. We don't even get the protagonists' name. I suppose it's purposeful because she's presented like a mysterious character but, still, it's q more

Black Cloud #1

By: Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle
Released: Apr 5, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen.
Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands.
But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn't the only place Zelda's running from.
From the creators that broug...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
9.5

Tom King and David Finch conclude their "I am Bane" arc great. I love the part in which Batman almost mocks Bane for saying "I'm going to kill you". This accumulated everything that has been established in his whole series so far. Ending was almost bittersweet. I encourage individuals who dropped this to give it a second look because I think its fantastic.

Batman #20

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T

pocketmegar reviewed Superman #20 Apr 6, 2017
9.0

Now this is the Superman series I want to read! It's fun, optimistic and uplifting. Tomasi's and Gleason's writing is great, Gleason's and Gray's art is gorgeous and Kalisz's colors are vivid and bright.

Superman #20

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"Superman black" part one! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn't want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman-he's losing his powers!
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed The Flintstones #10 Apr 6, 2017
9.5

Unsurprisingly, another brilliant and thoughtful issue. I don't have much to say that I haven't said in my past reviews. I can feel that the end of the series is approaching and that makes me a little sad.

The Flintstones #10

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Apr 5, 2017

Bedrock is in ruins and its citizens believe their mayor, Clod the Destroyer, is to blame! Meanwhile, Bamm-Bamm develops his first crush. Can his best friend Pebbles help him get the girl?
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Paper Girls #13 Apr 6, 2017
8.5

The middle of the arcs are the slowest issues in my opinion. Still, the writing and the art are excellent. I particularly enjoy the repetitions of panels structures. They're always surprising and fit perfectly with the time travel theme. And the ending is extremely unsettling!

Paper Girls #13

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Matt Wilson
Released: Apr 5, 2017

Trapped in the distant past, KJ discovers something shocking about the future.

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jess212 reviewed Doom Patrol #5 Mar 28, 2017
10

This book follows in the vain of Morrison's now infamous run on the Patrol. I dare say one would benefit from Morrison's take for the supplemental assistance it affords Ways take on the Doom Patrol. Five issues in and we are dealing with abstract ideas, concepts and comic book things such as time travel and Godhood are being thrown in willy bully. It would seem Way is primarily focused on telling more

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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Spock's Brain reviewed Detective Comics #953 Mar 28, 2017
7.5

Solid, but unspectacular issue, with fine, but uninspired art. It was alright.

Detective Comics #953

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

"League Of Shadows" part four! Help arrives from a surprising - and unwanted - source... one of Batman's greatest foes!

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pocketmegar reviewed Inhumans Prime #1 Mar 29, 2017
8.0

I've never read an Inhumans comic-book and I'm really excited for the upcoming Black Bolt series, so I decided to get this issue. I wasn't let down. It does a great job at introducing the characters and the status quo without being too dull or clumsy, but it sets up only the Royals series. I wish I had gotten a glimpse at Black Bolt or New Warriors. Anyway, the most interesting point I learnt is B more

Inhumans Prime #1

By: Al Ewing, Ryan Sook
Released: Mar 29, 2017

RESURRXION BEGINS HERE!
In the wake of the awesome events of IVX - what will become of the Inhumans? In this oversized special issue - the trial of Maximus! The coming of Marvel Boy! And what is the dark secret of Black Bolt? A special bridging issue between the past of the Inhumans and their future - on Earth and in the stars!
Rated T+

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Wolf Warner - Mar 29, 2017

Scores of 3 thru 6 are absurd. Good read

EDiakota - Mar 30, 2017

inhumain prime was better than X-Men Prime

8.5

Such an enjoyable issue! It's more fun than the rest of the series but less thoughtful. Most importantly, we can now consider that the Flintstones are part of the DCU (at least I will).

Booster Gold / The Flinstones Special #1

By: Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to the 25th century, where the Earth is a polluted post-industrial nightmare, most animals are extinct, and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world's citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are seeking revenge, Booster dives deep into the pr...

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pocketmegar reviewed Detective Comics #953 Mar 29, 2017
8.0

A weaker issue than usually, both in writing and art, but still very enjoyable.

Detective Comics #953

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

"League Of Shadows" part four! Help arrives from a surprising - and unwanted - source... one of Batman's greatest foes!

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9.0

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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