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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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Kitaru reviewed Batman #15 Jan 19, 2017
9.0

The ending was a bit expected, but I think readers wanted it to happen that way nonetheless. Overall, rooftops has been a great break from the I Am storylines and will enjoy seeing how it ends.

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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8.0

This issue is more enjoyable to read than last ones because the problem of the pace is almost fixed and the story moves forward a lot! Exept for that, the plot is rather weak and there is some kind of laziness in the writing. There are still points I love in this issue: Lobo's introduction is done skillfully, the parallelism between the two battles of the two teams is brillant and the cliff-hanger more

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

By: Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 18, 2017

[REDACTED] has finally obtained that which [REDACTED] has sought all this time-it's the means to utterly [REDACTED] the Justice League forever. Now, only [REDACTED] and the Suicide Squad stand in [REDACTED] path of total world domination. No pressure!
RATED T

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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

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aleyuma reviewed Batman #15 Jan 18, 2017
10

this is batman/catwoman writing at its finest

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

Yes. Batman making such an idiotic mistake was very very very stupid. Perfect "10" material.

aleyuma - Jan 20, 2017

and stop answering on my review.

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Kitaru reviewed All-Star Batman #6 Jan 17, 2017
9.0

Mr. Freeze is a villain I have always enjoyed, but I have never seen used as often as the rest of Batman's rogues. The format of the comics can take some time to get used to, but overall I think it is written and drawn very well. I will have to see with the next issue, but I think I might end up enjoying this arc better than the Two-Face arc.

All-Star Batman #6

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"Cold to the Core"! Batman travels to Alaska to confront Mr. Freeze as he attempts to extract the world's oldest ice core and bring humanity to a new Ice Age! Powerhouse artist Jock joins Scott Snyder to bring you another of the Dark Knight's rogues like you've never seen him before.
RATED T

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9.0

A brave new chapter in Green Arrow's history! This series' direction is very original, with interesting reflexions about the character and a new status quo. Also, the return of the duo Green Arrow/Black Canary is really enjoyable. Moreover, Diggle's role is innovative and he doesn't ressemble his TV counterpart. The first issues are quite slow but, after the third one, the plot gets way better pac more

Green Arrow Vol. 1: Life & Death Of Oliver Queen

By: Ben Percy, Otto Schmidt

Green Arrow's life will be forever changed as he is betrayed by those closest to him! A budding relationship with Black Canary forces Ollie to confront the fact that he can't fight "the man" if he is "the man." And one by one, his friends desert him-and all the money in the world won't bring them back when he needs them most. Collects GREEN ARROW: ...

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10

I read this series as a trade but I still decided to buy and have this special issue.
Excellent, as always! Once again, the story is hilarious and Ryan North's notes beneath the pages are great. The issue is full of easter eggs, but my favorite of all is the "It's clobberin' time" clock! It's also very enjoyable to see Doreen through the ages, from her childhood to her 20th birthday. Will Mu more

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #16

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: Jan 11, 2017

• It's the 25th anniversary of Squirrel Girl! Twenty-five years ago THIS MONTH, she made her first appearance in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES vol. 2 #8, way back in January 1992!
•  Then nothing really happened with her for like a decade, until 2005, when she appeared in - wait, what am I, Wikipedia? Wikipedia has all this stuff...

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9.0

The best issue of the arc! The fight between the green and yellow corps versus Larfleeze is incredible, one of the best moments of the whole series. Hal's characterization is excellent. In this series, I finally recognize my favorite hero and his universe because Robert Vendiiti comes back to the roots, reintroducing many lost characters. In the end, there are emotional reflections about the prota more

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #12

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"HEROES"! See the majesty and heroism of the Green Lantern Corps from the point of view of a planet in desperate need of their power. Set far in the future, this issue is packed with clues about what's around the corner for Hal Jordan and the rest of the Corps!
RATED T

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ockedman reviewed Action Comics #971 Jan 11, 2017
8.5

This arc doesn't stop geting better! Dan Jurgens' great experience on Superman can be found as much in the story as in the characterizations of the protagonists. Also, the team-up between Superman and Lex Luthor works very well, specially at the end of the issue. This arc is a really nice surprise. It's original and interesting. There's only one issue left and I'm eager to know what will happen wi more

Action Comics #971

By: Dan Jurgens, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"MEN OF STEEL" part five! The deadly, intergalactic Remnants loom over Superman as he fights to protect Lex Luthor, but can the Man of Steel prove his greatest adversary deserves a fair trial, or will Superman be forced to become judge, jury and executioner? RATED T

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7.5

It's better than the last issue, because the story finally moves forward and the fight sequences are great. But, for me, the real problem of the series is Joshua Williamson's heavy and repetitive dialogues. Also, some moments sometimes lack of finesse, like the reference for [spoiler]. Since the beginning of the series, they have been teasing the third team all over again but, without giving any s more

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

By: Joshua Williamson, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Jan 11, 2017

[REDACTED BY ORDER OF TASK FORCE X DIRECTOR AMANDA WALLER] and [REDACTED] crew of unstoppable [REDACTED] besiege Belle Reve to take possession of the lost [REDACTED], and only the unbelievable team-up of the Justice League and the Suicide Squad can prevent [REDACTED] from taking revenge on Amanda Waller!
RATED T

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ockedman dropped Ultimates 2 (2016) from their pull list Jan 11, 2017

Ultimates 2 (2016)

    Who - or what - is the Cosmic Jailer? What being is powerful enough to chain Eternity itself? That is the mystery Galactus must solve - before it's too late. Ultimate problems require ultimate solutions, and Galactus will call on those who helped cure his insatiable hunger. Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Spectru...

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ockedman added The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) to their pull list Jan 11, 2017

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015)

Galactus. Thanos. M.O.D.O.K. With her unique combination of wit, empathy, and totally kick-butt squirrel powers, Doreen Green -- aka The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl -- has taken ALL these chumps down! Alongside her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers whatsoever -- they checked), Squirrel Girl is all that stands bet...

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6.5

The rhythm of the issue is too disjointed: there are fights which can be read fast and just after that, there are long and quite pointless presentations and explanations. Otherwise, the characterization of every character superb. The cliff-hanger of last issue is revealed to be false and the one of this issue really didn't affect me. Even if I want to see both teams interact with Maxwell Lord's on more

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

By: Joshua Williamson, Ardian Syaf
Released: Jan 4, 2017

Belle Reve Penitentiary. Headquarters of Task Force X, home to the worst super-criminal scum in the DC Universe and new residence of...the Justice League?! The Suicide Squad delight in showing Earth's greatest heroes how the other side lives, and you'd better believe the Justice League needs to be restrained to hear the terrible secret Amanda Walle...

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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

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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+

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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ArkhamJamie reviewed Batman #13 Dec 30, 2016
8.5

[ART: 9.5 | STORY: 7.6 | WRITING: 8.1 | TOTAL: 8.4 (~8.5)] I liked this arc on Batman. I particularly enjoy how King is taking the title in a bold new direction instead of simply rehashing the past. I also like how connected each issue feels and how they are all building to a big conclusion in the upcoming story arc. Sometimes I feel that King's Batman dialogue is a bit contrived, but overall I th more

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 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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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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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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ockedman reviewed Action Comics #970 Dec 30, 2016
8.5

The story is getting very interesting. This arc is quite enjoyable, but it's in this issue that Dan Jurgens really started developping his ideas. Something I love in this series is Superman's portrayal, both in his voice and his poses.

Action Comics #970

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"MEN OF STEEL" part four! Godslayer's origin reveals him to be very different than the Man of Steel imagined! Will even the threat of universal Armageddon be enough to make Superman sacrifice Lex Luthor?

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8.0

Even if Venditti is doing a very enjoyable run on Hal Jordan, the story is still too classic. I feel like I already read this story, and also the last one. Overall, I don't lose faith in the author and I expect that the upcoming arcs will be more original. Also, the artistic team delivers an incredible work, far better than the artwork from the end of the New 52 series.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #11

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"BOTTLED LIGHT" part four! The Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps form an uneasy alliance as they try to escape Larfleeze's clutches while Hal Jordan begins a new mission to help resurrect the nearly extinct Blue Lanterns.

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Supes' soups reviewed Civil War II #8 Dec 28, 2016
4.0

This was the extra issue?? It was pointless, what a cash grab. 9 issues in total, if you paid retail you shelled out roughly $50 to read an event that was spectacularly mentally challenged. Luckily I have a friend who would buy dog poop if Marvel produced it and his comics are always on his coffee table along with his monthly subscription to Hustler. I usually read the comics because they generall more

Civil War II #8

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alan Davis
Released: Dec 28, 2016

Blockbuster creators BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID MARQUEZ go out with a seismic bang as fists fly over Washington D.C.!
Ulysses' precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. P...

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MonsterCereals reviewed Moon Knight #9 Dec 7, 2016
9.0

Just created an account so I could show this Moon Knight series some love! "Moon Knight #9" is a satisfying conclusion to the "Incarnations" arc, as well as the arc that preceded it. While some people might've lost patience after nine issues of exploring Marc Spector's sanity, I personally loved the slow burn approach. Lemire's take on the character helps clarify a very complicated canon by co more

Moon Knight #9

By: Jeff Lemire, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Dec 7, 2016

A MEETING OF THE MOON KNIGHTS!
•  The many iterations of Marc Spector converge!
•  In the clash of personalities, who will emerge victorious?!
Rated T+

9.0

I have never read a comic like this before! I had never read a Captain America series before because I felt like all his stories were the same and I'm not interested in that kind of book. But this series offers another kind of comic, it's sci-fi, my favorite genre of fiction. The story is original and well-built. But, for me, the best part of the series is Rick Remender's writing: his characteriza more

Captain America Vol. 1: Castaway in Dimension Z Book 1

By: Rick Remender, John Romita Jr.

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America starts NOW! Arnim Zola’s ambitions leave Captain America stranded in the upside-down territory known as Dimension Z. With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Libert...

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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).

ockedman added Justice League vs. Suicide Squad to their pull list Dec 22, 2016

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad

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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ockedman reviewed Star-Lord #1 Dec 22, 2016
7.5

Star-Lord's new status is interesting but, for me, Chip Zdarsky doesn't exploit it much in this issue. I think I'm not going to read the series because, even if it can be quite fun, I don't enjoy its direction. Kris Anka's art is overall neat but not always perfectly readable.

Star-Lord #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka
Released: Dec 21, 2016

GROUNDED!
Peter Quill might have been born on Earth, but he's been away a LONG time. How does a man go from soaring through the stars as the legendary Star-Lord to living with his feet planted firmly on the ground? What kind of job options are available for a guy whose CV mostly consists of "guarding the galaxy"? One thing is certain, Earth has...

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