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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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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #23 May 17, 2017
9.5

This issue reminded me why I love Tom King's Batman. It was very poetic and captured the unlikely pairing of Batman and Swamp Thing very well. A great one shot.

Batman #23

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.  
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed Flash #22 May 17, 2017
9.0

This event has been an amazing and satisfying interlude between the DCU: Rebirth #1 one-shot and the juicy storyline that Geoff Johns, Gary Frank and Brad Anderson are cooking us. The entire creative team involved in these four issues excelled, especially Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter, who have produced here their best work in a long time.

Flash #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part four! 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 t...

ockedman reviewed Batman #23 May 17, 2017
9.0

A more poetic and different story, narrated with Tom King's majestic story-telling and the dialogues are emotive and interesting. Also, Swamp Thing's presence is quite enjoyable and the team-up is really fun. And Mitch Gerads' art is still so elegant and beautiful.

Batman #23

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.  
RATED T

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ockedman reviewed Flash #22 May 17, 2017
9.0

An excellent conclusion for this incredible cross-over! We didn't get any important revelation but it didn't bother me. This arc teased some great things, and the "return" of that character is really enjoyable. Also, the team-up between the two protagonists is successful. However, there was no real plot and I feel like no much really happened. I'm quite excited to see how the situation is going to more

Flash #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part four! 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 t...

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ockedman reviewed Action Comics #979 May 10, 2017
8.0

The story moves slowly but it's really enjoyable, it's maybe the most promising arc of the series. The Revenge Squad's members are great characters and, for me, the team is a perfect threat for the title. This series is genial because, even if it's an "action comic", it's very-well written and Dan Jurgens knows absolutely Superman's universe. Patrick Zircher's art was a bit weak last time but it b more

Action Comics #979

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: May 10, 2017

"REVENGE" part one! Superman, Lois and Jon return to their lives in Metropolis while Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo and Mongul unite to destroy the Man of Steel!
RATED T

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ockedman reviewed All-New Wolverine #20 May 10, 2017
7.5

The arc began with a bold new direction and a really original story but this issue is weaker than last part. For me, Laura's characterization is sometimes rather failed. Also, the plot is weak and too simple: a new character arrives and arranges everything. However, I quite enjoy how Tom Taylor uses plenty of famous characters. Last issue made me regain faith in the series but I still don't know i more

All-New Wolverine #20

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: May 10, 2017

THE RACE AGAINST TIME CONTINUES!
•  WOLVERINE's got a brand-new suit, but she's the same claw-popping, sarcastic-quipping, efficient hero that we know and love.
•  But now that the sickness is spreading, to what lengths will LAURA go to help the people in danger?
•  Tune in, True Believer, and find out!
Rated T+

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8.0

This arc is probably the best of the series so far because it's finally innovative and creates new threats. The story is original and takes an unexpected turn. However, it would have been even more surprising if it hadn't been spoiled by the cover. It's close to being excellent!

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #20

By: Robert Venditti, Jordi Tarragona
Released: May 10, 2017

PRISM OF TIME part three! As a final confrontation between the prism beasts of Sarko and the remaining Green Lanterns comes to a head on Mogo, the Corps tries to hold their ground as Hal Jordan embarks on a stealth mission to the planet where he forged his Green Lantern ring! But what he finds there brings Hal back to past decisions he'll now regre...

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ockedman rated Batman #22 May 4, 2017
9.5

Batman #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Fabok
Released: May 3, 2017

THE BUTTON" part three! 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 t...

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ockedman reviewed Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning Apr 30, 2017
7.5

Aquaman is a midly interesting character and that's for me the biggest problem on his comics. While some authors, like Geoff Johns, managed skillfully to make him bad-ass and complex, other authors, like Dan Abnett, can't write extraordinary stories. The problem here isn't the author, it's the restricted capacity of the protagonist.
The idea of Aquaman as "an enemy of the state" is interestin more

Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton

Aquaman, the King of Atlantis, has never found a true home in either of the worlds that he was born of. In these tales from AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-6 of the new series, the King of Atlantis attempts to broker a peace between Atlantis and the surface, but this noble quest might force Aquaman to choose whether to live his life above the wav...

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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...

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

ockedman rated Flash #21 Apr 26, 2017
9.0

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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8.5

I'm a big fan of time-travel stories so I'm quite enjoying this arc. The vision of the future is rather cheesy but definitely interesting. Also, I love in this series that there is a bunch of characters, each with a different personality. The art is epic and fits really well with the Green Lantern Corps.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #19

By: Robert Venditti, V Kenneth Marion
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"THE PRISM OF TIME" part two! A mysterious time traveler arrives wearing a Green Lantern ring given to him by one of the Corps in the future? Locked within this ring are secrets that will either save the Green Lanterns or eradicate them.
RATED T

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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?
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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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 reviewed Action Comics #976 Mar 26, 2017
8.5

A nice but predictable ending and it promises a great future 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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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+

7.5

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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