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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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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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Kgphil01 reviewed All-Star Batman #8 Mar 15, 2017
9.0

Once I settled into the artistic style Snyder was going for in this arc I really started to enjoy it. This next chapter is no exception as we see the pieces of who is truly behind this slowly come together and we see Batman fight physically and psychologically. The writing is especially strong in making not only Batman try to figure out what is read but the reader as well! Snyder has dont an amazi 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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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 ...

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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 ...

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?

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mrDovydas reviewed Action Comics #974 Feb 22, 2017
9.0

I am so ready for what's to come

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 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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Kgphil01 reviewed Batman #17 Feb 15, 2017
9.5

As with the previous issue King's writing beautifully captures the dire tension that is the "war" to come between Batman and Bane. We see both Batman and Bane making their preparations for this battle and get that phenomenal tease of the action ahead in the final page. As always Finch's artwork amazes and really drive home what is at stake in Gotham. Much like belt buckle after thanks giving this more

Batman #17

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

"I Am Bane" part two! Barricading himself within the walls of Arkham Asylum still might not keep Batman and his allies safe from Bane's assault. Which one of Bruce's loved ones will be torn from him next?
RATED T

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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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mrDovydas reviewed Wild Storm #1 Feb 15, 2017
8.0

I have no knowledge of the Wildstorm universe, but this was a good start.

Wild Storm #1

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Feb 15, 2017

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.
And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she's buried in her own body-is the on...

ockedman reviewed Batman #17 Feb 15, 2017
9.5

This is what I was waiting for! Tom King is unleashed: the story is getting very dark and the suspense is terrible. Also, I loved the All-Star Superman reference, and, in general, all the allusions to classics in this series!

Batman #17

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

"I Am Bane" part two! Barricading himself within the walls of Arkham Asylum still might not keep Batman and his allies safe from Bane's assault. Which one of Bruce's loved ones will be torn from him next?
RATED T

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8.0

I still think this comic will be a lot better than the the current Justice League title, but I will admit that this issue was slow and is probably unnecessary to get. It is just another case of heroes being reintroduced, but I do see the necessity for it.

Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

By: Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis
Released: Feb 8, 2017

Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and...Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!
RATED T

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RustonLF reviewed The Unworthy Thor #4 Feb 10, 2017
9.5

I was a big fan of the looks into the Odinson's past to highlight the flaws in his thinking. We see how Odinson defined himself by holding the hammer even before he could. That thinking is the driving force in this limited series. It is a really great tale with some of my favorite art in a Marvel series coming from Coipel. I can't wait for the conclusion.

The Unworthy Thor #4

By: Jason Aaron, Olivier Coipel
Released: Feb 8, 2017

• The Odinson's quest is impeded when Proxima Midnight and the Black Swan seek to battle with him!
•  But are the two acting alone or is there someone else pulling their strings?
•  Don't miss the debut of the Odinson's all-new look!
Rated T+

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ockedman reviewed Action Comics #973 Feb 9, 2017
7.5

I'm more interested in Superwoman's disability than second Clark Kent's mystery, because this second one still doesn't move forward. I'm really waiting for answers in the next issue, because it's becoming really lengthy. Moreover, I'm eager to know what will become of Superwoman. Unusually, the art is quite weak in this issue. Many facial expressions are odd and some pages are a bit overloaded.

Action Comics #973

By: Dan Jurgens, Stephen Segovia
Released: Feb 8, 2017

"MILD MANNERED" part one! The road to "Superman: Reborn" starts here! With Superman and Lex Luthor back on Earth, the Man of Steel turns his attention to uncovering the mystery of the human Clark Kent living and working in Metropolis. But there's something...off about this guy, and Superman better figure out just what that is, before it's too late!...

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8.5

I'm really enjoying this series! I'm very happy to see Saint-Walker with his Blue Lantern Corps again. For me, they're an important part of Green Lantern's mythology and they're finally back. Also, the page layouts are splendid in this issue. All I love in Green Lantern is here!

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #14

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

"QUEST FOR THE BLUE LANTERN" part one! Hal teams with Kyle Rayner, the White Lantern, for a harrowing quest to bring hope back to the cosmos. Tasked with finding the Blue Lantern Corps and restoring it to full power, the two quickly find neither may have the power to accomplish this mission.
RATED T

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8.5

I really didn't expect much from this series but I was very positively surprised! I was afraid by the composition of the team because it seemed quite heterogeneous to me. Ultimately, each member has its place and the main direction of the title is interesting. Overall, the narrative structure of the issue is rather classic but it's not a problem because it's a Rebirth one-shot. The teasings at the more

Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

By: Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis
Released: Feb 8, 2017

Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and...Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!
RATED T

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pocketmegar reviewed The Flintstones #8 Feb 3, 2017
9.5

This is the most relevant comic-book series published at this moment. This issue tackles new themes, like feminism and economics, as well as the usual ones, like family and politics, in just 22 pages. It's unbelievable. The artwork is also excellent and goes way beyond merely illustrating the story: the facial expressions are hilarious, visual gags swarm in the background and the panel composition more

The Flintstones #8

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

While Bedrock's new mayor, Clod the Destroyer, goes to war against the Lizard People, Betty and Wilma decide to take a vacation in the country to visit something called a "farm." With the women gone, Fred and Barney are left to face the greatest threat of all...their teenagers!
RATED T

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MonsterCereals reviewed Moon Knight #11 Feb 1, 2017
9.0

If you haven't heard the news, Lemire, Smallwood, and Bellaire are wrapping everything up and leaving after issue #14. Part of me wants this run to keep going forever, but the other part is excited to finally have some closure. Either way, we should all be glad that we got to enjoy such an amazing Moon Knight story. "DEATH AND BIRTH: PART 2 OF 5." Things are ramping up towards an epic conclusion. more

Moon Knight #11

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

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
•  The asylum wasn't the first institution Marc Spector escaped, or the first that rejected him.
•  Is MOON KNIGHT stronger alone, or more vulnerable?
•  Trapped outside of reality, his survival depends on answers in his past!
Rated T+

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