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Joined: Jun 08, 2016 About Me: My favorite super-heroes are Green Lantern and Moon Knight. I hope they'll cross-over at some point.

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ockedman reviewed Moon Knight #13 Apr 19, 2017
8.5

Jeff Lemire is continuing his remarkable and memorable run of Moon Knight but it used to be better. I love the protagonist, the author and the artist but this arc is sometimes rather uninspired and predictable to me. Even if there are excellent ideas, like the team-up of the Marc's personalities, we (probably) already know where the arc is going. In the first two arcs, my jaw dropped every issue. more

Moon Knight #13

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Apr 19, 2017

REALITY BITES!
•  Where has Marc Spector really been all this time? THE ANSWER IS HERE!
•  Where was a man like Marc forged? THE ANSWER IS HERE!
•  Where will the final battle be fought? THE ANSWER IS HERE!
Rated T+

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ockedman reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
9.0

The story is perfectly paced, Tom King' story-telling is resourceful, the nine-panel grid is obviously masterful, the teasings are interesting and Jason Fabok's art is epic and beautiful. And I know that the next issues will be even better!

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 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?
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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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8.0

For me, the set-up for the cooperation between the two corps is being too long. Overall, this arc seems the most promising of the series and the cliff-hanger is thrilling! Also, I really enjoy the duo Guy Gardner/Arkillo. Anyway, I'm glad that they first showed the cover with White Lantern Kyle Rayner to avoid spoilers and then replaced it with the Green Lantern suit.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #18

By: Robert Venditti, V Kenneth Marion
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"THE PRISM OF TIME" part one! The Green Lantern Corps has united with their once mortal enemies the Sinestro Corps, but there's a storm brewing on the horizon as an enemy from the future arrives to rip the two apart. There will be no peace in this time.
RATED T

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the green death reviewed Action Comics #977 Apr 12, 2017
9.0

I've enjoyed Action since Jurgens came onboard but feel he's really found his groove the last few months. The pacing is better, the characters more vibrant - this is the best work I've read from him in many years! I'm excited for the rest of the post-Reborn Secret Origin and the assembly of the Revenge Squad. Bring it on! Also, Ian Churchill has never looked better - great art from an artist I' more

Action Comics #977

By: Dan Jurgens, Ian Churchill
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Superman Reborn Aftermath" part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history-the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet-to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It i...

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Jack's Yattering - Apr 12, 2017

I agree with everything you said. Jurgens has really been revitalized by this book (and your opinion re: Ian Churchill mirrors my own,exactly).

ockedman reviewed Action Comics #977 Apr 12, 2017
8.0

Fortunately, this issue doesn't waste pages by recapping the events Superman Reborn, it shows the new situation of the protagonist from the first scene. Also, the return of Clark Kent at the Daily Planet is quite enjoyable. It's a nice issue. Overall, I'm excited by the return of the main villains in the next arc and we're finally getting closer to the answers of the big mysteries! Ian Churchill's more

Action Comics #977

By: Dan Jurgens, Ian Churchill
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Superman Reborn Aftermath" part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history-the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet-to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It i...

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7.5

Rick Remender continues to develop Captain America as no one! Here, what I really enjoyed is the political message. It's relevant and very interesting, and even more true in our days. There is no real story arc though: there are just teasings for the next volumes, and that's the main problem for me. Nuke is a perfect antagonist for Cap's ideas but his part in the plot is too short. The next villai more

Captain America Vol. 3: Loose Nuke

By: Rick Remender, Carlos Pacheco

Captain America has returned home! But his years in Dimension Z have left him out of synch with the world he knows. And his return coincides with shocking news: Someone has set the deranged super-soldier Nuke loose in a foreign nation, and he's on a rampage! The disturbing existence of the Weapon Minus program is revealed, but who is the Iron Nail?...

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jess212 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
9.5

Batman 20 is a perfect jumping on point in that it encapsulates everything that has lead to this final confrontation between Bane and Batman it shows everything Tom King has put into his first foray with Batman. It is emotional issue that captures Bruce's motivation the why of going out every night in the cowl. I would have preferred some more interesting choreography but overall David finch and K more

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

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ockedman reviewed All-New Wolverine #19 Apr 5, 2017
8.5

The series has finally found its direction! It's dark, solid and far more enjoyable than the last issues. The new artist, Leonard Kirk, is great. Also, I quite enjoy the new looks of Laura and Gabby, who are still great characters.

All-New Wolverine #19

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: Apr 5, 2017

ALL-NEW STORY STARTS HERE! "IMMUNE"!
•  FROM THE STARS COMES DEATH! An alien ship! A dying passenger!
•  Two words uttered that will forever change WOLVERINE's life - starting a non-stop race against a deadly transformative disease, a battle in a quarantined city and a mysterious villain with a target on her ...

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ockedman reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
10

Tom King will never stop surprising me! Since the beginning, everything this series has delivered was perfect: the characterizations of every single character is masterful, the story-telling is always innovative and elegant and the plot is unique. This arc is the best of the series and I'm really excited to know where the author is going from here!

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

9.5

When I read the first issue of Future Quest, I noticed that Space Ghost was very close to Green Lantern. I thought that a cross-over would really please me. Well, here we are!
This issue is remarkably original. The interactions between those two space-policemen is definitely the best part of the issue and both characterizations are successful. The art is also incredible and peculiar. It fits more

Green Lantern / Space Ghost Special #1

By: James Tynion IV, Howard Chaykin
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Trapped in a strange rift in time, Green Lantern and Space Ghost are forced to battle a variety of foes - and each other! And even if they manage to survive, they will be thrown into a world with no concept of interstellar travel - or even what an alien is! Stripped of their weapons by a xenophobic culture, the duo will have to battle to regain the...

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9.0

Holy Vishanti, this comic-book is incredible!

Doctor Strange Vol. 1: Way Of Weird

By: Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo

Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond - now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth's Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked - with no spell books, no weapons and...

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ockedman rated Action Comics #976 Mar 26, 2017
8.0

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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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+

8.0

I never enjoyed Kyle as a White Lantern so I'm glad he's back to the roots. It's another example of how the series totally embraces the mythology of the characters. Also, the mystery of the ring and hope is interesting. But, still, this arc was too inconsistent in the quality of the writing and the issues were quite disconnected from each other. Overall, now that all the situation is set, I'm real more

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #17

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERNS" finale! As both the torchbearer of the Green Lantern Corps and the White Lantern of life, Kyle Rayner's proved he can wield the entire emotional spectrum. But when forced to choose, which ring will he don - and which Corps will he join for the oncoming threats facing all of time and space?

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jorgezade reviewed All-Star Batman #8 Mar 16, 2017
10

What an amazing trip! It was amazing how the elements of past stories where brought back and related in a natural and organic way. There might be some questions related on how the Mad Hatter knew this or that but, anyway, the story is very well developed, so good, that it really gets inside your head. Snyder is such a good writer, well paced and profoundly poetic, and you can see how good he kn more

All-Star Batman #8

By: Scott Snyder, Mark Morales
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"Hats and Bats"! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!

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ockedman rated Superman #19 Mar 15, 2017
8.0

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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ockedman reviewed Batman #19 Mar 15, 2017
9.5

I love everything Tom King writes in this series. Bane is still the most complex, psychological and interesting character of the series and I've never seen him like this. Before reading this arc, I knew that it would be masterful, but it's even better than I expected!

Batman #19

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

"I AM BANE" part four! Batman is losing...Bane is going to break him for good this time. The Dark Knight must turn to a very unlikely weapon to beat Bane once and for all!

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9.0

A very blood and Guy Gardner heavy issue. Not much happens, but for once I am happy that it doesn't. This is a nice look into certain characters development and drive and I hope that it creates more in depth stories for the future.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #16

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

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERNS" part three! Guy Gardner sets out on a one-man mission to take out the one Sinestro Corps ring slinger everyone's afraid of: Arkillo! Can this Green Lantern with a grudge take down this monstrous alien and prove he's still the toughest guy in the cosmos to carry a power battery? As Guy's hope for a fair fight wanes, Hal...

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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 ...

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 ...

8.0

This arc is full of great ideas but it's, in my opinion, the weakest of the series because it lacks of a real plot and the issues are somewhat disconnected from each other. The quest for the blue lanterns and the team-up with the yellow lanterns don't really move forward. Otherwise, I love Venditti's characterization of Guy Gardner in this series! Also, the cliff-hanger is very surprising and unex more

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #16

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

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERNS" part three! Guy Gardner sets out on a one-man mission to take out the one Sinestro Corps ring slinger everyone's afraid of: Arkillo! Can this Green Lantern with a grudge take down this monstrous alien and prove he's still the toughest guy in the cosmos to carry a power battery? As Guy's hope for a fair fight wanes, Hal...

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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!

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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ockedman reviewed Moon Knight #12 Mar 1, 2017
8.5

Jeff Lemire is always surprising the reader. I loved the idea of the team-up of all the personalities. However, the backstory of Marc is a bit slower and less interesting than before but it's still intriguing. Everything is coming to the conclusion and I can't wait to see how my favorite series will finish!

Moon Knight #12

By: Jeff Lemire, Greg Smallwood
Released: Mar 1, 2017

THE SECRET HISTORY OF MARC SPECTOR CONTINUES!
•  On a mission for Anubis, more lives than Marc's hang in the balance!
•  While present day Marc ventures into the Overvoid, past Marc has some desert troubles of his own.
Rated T+

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ockedman rated Superman #18 Mar 1, 2017
7.5

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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8.0

This issue is quite heterogeneous: the main story of the Blue Lantern isn't so interesting in and really doesn't move forward while the backstory of the yellow lanterns is original, innovative and very enjoyable. Also, Guy Gardner's portrayal is successful once again. Ethan Van Sciver's art is still epic and incredible but the pages are sometimes overloaded.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #15

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Feb 22, 2017

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERN" part two! Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner's mission to find the Blue Lanterns brings them to a world on the brink of destruction. How can they find hope in a place devoid of any? Meanwhile, the Green Lantern Corps begins to track down the most dangerous members of the Sinestro Corps, but Guy Gardner flies off to settle his o...

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ockedman - Feb 24, 2017

In my copy of this issue, I think there is a printing error. There's "12/22" written at the center of Saint-Walker's splash page. Does anyone else have this?

ockedman reviewed Action Comics #974 Feb 23, 2017
8.0

After being disappointed by the first part, I didn't expect much from this one, but this issue is way better. Dan Jurgens and the artists manage to craft a quite creepy comic. The end is terrifying and also very intriguing. Second Clark Kent keeps becoming more mysterious, and I'm loving that! However, Superwoman's problem isn't really resolved. I know that it will be in her own series but, for me more

Action Comics #974

By: Dan Jurgens, Stephen Segovia
Released: Feb 22, 2017

"MILD MANNERED" part two! The mystery of the human Clark Kent unravels! Lois stalks Clark's trail, but all signs point to something big on the horizon. Even the relative safety of their upstate farm can't protect Superman and his family from the threat they never expected: Clark Kent?!
RATED T

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ockedman reviewed Super Sons #1 Feb 16, 2017
9.0

I wanted to discover this series because I was very intrigued. I was afraid it would be cheesy but it wasn't at all. I really enjoyed this first issue: the story is nice, the duo is fun and innovative and Jorge Jimenez's art fits very well with the tone. It gave me faith in the series and I'm clearly going to read it as a trade at least.

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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ockedman reviewed Green Lanterns #17 Feb 16, 2017
7.5

It's a little better than last issue but it's still weak. Scarecrow's origin and plan are inconsistent. It really disappointed me because I love when he becomes a yellow lantern in Blackest Night but, here, I don't get the explanations. Besides, Simon's portrayal is much better than before. Now that he finally understands what it means to be a Green Lantern, I hope that he'll get stronger and beco more

Green Lanterns #17

By: Sam Humphries, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"DARKEST KNIGHT" part two! The finale of the Dark Knight/Emerald Knights team up! Scarecrow's mastery over fear shakes Simon to his core. Can Jessica rally her own will to save her partner and stop the fear mongering maniac? Will Batman save the people of Gotham City from a new fear toxin more insidious than ever before?worked so hard to forge?
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