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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

thecomiccookebook reviewed Batwoman: Rebirth #1 Feb 15, 2017
7.5

Excited to see where this series goes. Art was wonky in a few spots which I found unexpected.

Batwoman: Rebirth #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Ben Oliver
Released: Feb 15, 2017

The newest chapter of Batwoman's life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market...and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman's going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she's going, in this one-shot prologue to the...

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thecomiccookebook rated Batman #17 Feb 15, 2017
8.0

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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thecomiccookebook reviewed Superman #17 Feb 15, 2017
6.0

Disappointment. Art was okay and I usually like one-shots but the story wasn't interesting, in fact it was kind of confusing. Hoping Superman Reborn brings this series back on track because the last handful of issues have been mediocre.

Superman #17

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Sebastian Fiumara
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"DARK HARVEST"! Jon and Cathy go deep into the woods of Hamilton to find a horror that hungers for the new Superboy!
RATED T

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aleyuma reviewed Batman #16 Feb 1, 2017
10

tom king has been on fire with the last three issues of batman

Batman #16

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"I Am Bane" part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe.
RATED T

thecomiccookebook reviewed Superman #16 Feb 3, 2017
6.0

Fairly anti-climatic. To be honest, my favorite part of the Superman series so far was the father-sun dynamic and with Jon missing from this arc, I felt myself losing interest. Thankfully, next issue will be family man Clark again.

Superman #16

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"MULTIPLICITY" finale! Superman, New Super-Man and Justice Incarnate make their last stand against their multiverse-spanning foe, and the Man of Steel discovers another clue to the truth of his existence.
RATED T

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6.0

I was really looking forward to this, Darth Maul was always a favorite character of mine and I dig a lot of Cullen's Bunn's work. Unfortunately, I thought the book was bland. Bunn wrote the character of Maul well but it suffered the same problem of the other Star Wars comics where they have to play it very safe and cannot do anything ambitious.

Star Wars: Darth Maul #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Bred on hate, fear, and anger...steeped in the ways of darkness...and trained to kill. Darth Maul's time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES...

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Maniax rated Champions #5 Feb 2, 2017
1.0

Champions #5

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Oh, great! Just when the Champions had a nice little movement going on, here comes Gwenpool to ruin - I mean, "improve" - it all, with her patented brand of consequence-less violence and disregard for human life!
Rated T+

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FT Metler - Feb 2, 2017

Such a helpful review! There are numbers between 1 and 10 you know...

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Sav reviewed Champions #5 Feb 1, 2017
6.0

Horribly rushed. Way too many liberties were taken with gwenpool's character. The joke's were tiresomely lame. The ending had nothing. And whatever point they were trying to make was lost in the ridiculous dialogue. The art is still kickass though. Lovin' that

Champions #5

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Oh, great! Just when the Champions had a nice little movement going on, here comes Gwenpool to ruin - I mean, "improve" - it all, with her patented brand of consequence-less violence and disregard for human life!
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Champions #5 Feb 3, 2017
3.0

This was a very poor way to shoehorn in Gwenpool, she unfortunately was useless and her personality doesn't suit the tone of this book. Speaking of tone, this book is completely all of the place. Ramos art, the inclusion of Gwenpool, some of the snarky banter with the kids tells me that the book is lighthearted but at the same time, Waid is juggling very serious topics of police ignorance and raci more

Champions #5

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Oh, great! Just when the Champions had a nice little movement going on, here comes Gwenpool to ruin - I mean, "improve" - it all, with her patented brand of consequence-less violence and disregard for human life!
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #16 Feb 1, 2017
9.5

Tom King has found his stride with this issue. Batburger was hilarious and the future issues of this arc seem very exciting. Surprising, tight deadlines have made Finch's art more enjoyable to me.

Batman #16

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"I Am Bane" part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe.
RATED T

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8.0

A very solid conclusion to a very solid event. I particularly loved that by the end, it didn't go into typical event fashion and kill off characters and change the status quo forever. It was overall a fun event. Definitely something worth rereading.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #6

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jan 25, 2017

Legendary JLA artist Howard Porter returns for the ultimate showdown between the Suicide Squad, the Justice League and the forces of [REDACTED]. Unlikely heroes emerge from the rubble of DC's first major event since DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, leaving both teams in a place they've never been before...and setting the stage for the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE O...

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thecomiccookebook rated Batman #15 Jan 18, 2017
9.0

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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thecomiccookebook rated Batman #14 Jan 4, 2017
9.0

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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thecomiccookebook reviewed Teen Titans #3 Dec 28, 2016
7.5

I thought this was pretty good, developed the characters a little more but fairly minimal on plot. The art was mediocre but had an interesting conclusion. On the fence about continuing this.

Teen Titans #3

By: Ben Percy, Khoi Pham
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"DAMIAN KNOWS BEST" part three! After Ra's al Ghul and the Demon land a devastating blow against the Teen Titans, the team is forced to regroup. Facing an enemy that knows them better than they know themselves, what chance does this young team have? And how can they trust Damian after everything he's put them through?

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Star Wars #26 Dec 28, 2016
6.0

Contemplating dropping the title at this point unfortunately. This Yoda backstory was surprisingly lackluster to me and didn't develop the character like the Obi Wan backstories did earlier in the series.

Star Wars #26

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Dec 28, 2016

• With one of our rebel crew captured and imprisoned...
•  ...we turn once more to the journals of Ben Kenobi...
•  ...and a legendary adventure of Jedi Master...Yoda!
Rated T

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thecomiccookebook dropped Ultimates (2015) from their pull list Dec 28, 2016

Ultimates (2015)

BLACK PANTHER! CAPTAIN MARVEL! MS. AMERICA CHAVEZ! SPECTRUM! BLUE MARVEL!

The ultimate superteam comes together to find and fix problems beyond the limits of the infinite! From cosmic forces lurking on Earth to what waits on the outside of the omniverse – the impossible is where they start! And what’s more impossible than ending th...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Vision from their pull list Dec 28, 2016

Vision

The Vision wants to be human, and what's more human than family? He goes to the laboratory where he was created, where Ultron molded him into a weapon, where he first rebelled against his given destiny, where he first imagined that he could be more, that he could be good, that he could be a man, a normal, ordinary man. And he builds them. A wife, V...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Trinity (2016) from their pull list Dec 28, 2016

Trinity (2016)

"BETTER TOGETHER" part 1! Together again for the first time! Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The core of the World's Greatest Heroes...but with a new Man of Steel, the bonds these three share will be tested and redefined by super-star writer/artist Francis Manapul. In this premiere issue, see the trio travel from Metropolis to Gotham City and be...

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thecomiccookebook dropped Doctor Strange (2015) from their pull list Dec 28, 2016

Doctor Strange (2015)

Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He's the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Eve...

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8.5

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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8.5

This was simply unadulterated fun. It felt similar in tone and structure to the airport scene in Captain America: Civil War by having a fun and character driven action scene. Additionally, the ending made me excited about the next issue. This is a great example of how events should be written: pure fun that involves the whole DC universe but doesn't have to "change the state of the universe foreve 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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thecomiccookebook rated Civil War II #8 Dec 28, 2016
1.0

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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thecomiccookebook rated Batman #13 Dec 21, 2016
10

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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NewComicguy reviewed Batman #12 Dec 7, 2016
9.5

I think this is gonna be my favorite issue from this series.Even true I am not sure if the rest of the people gonna like it.Because nothing really happens in this issue It's simple Batman fighting his way out so he can reach Bane,Psycho-Pirate and Catwoman.But the long monolog that accompanies this issue is great and very deep.It's about Batman and Catwoman relationship and why did Batman choose t more

Batman #12

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 7, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" part four! As Bane decimates Batman's team, the Dark Knight must decide how far he's willing to go-and who he's willing to sacrifice-for those he left in Gotham City.  

thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #12 Dec 7, 2016
9.0

I read this issue twice; first time, I didn't like it very much, second, the intention behind this arc was more clear to me. This arc main focus is the relationship Catwoman and Batman share with the Bane story being the backdrop. And for those mad about Selina killing 237 men, this issue almost recons that. Art is gorgeous as always.

Batman #12

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 7, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" part four! As Bane decimates Batman's team, the Dark Knight must decide how far he's willing to go-and who he's willing to sacrifice-for those he left in Gotham City.  

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thecomiccookebook rated Civil War II #7 Nov 25, 2016
2.5

Civil War II #7

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Nov 23, 2016

THE WAR ENDS...
RATED T+

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Avengers #1 Nov 2, 2016
6.0

Thought the art was gorgeous but lacked story depth. I'm a little disappointed because it is Mark Waid and I expected more than a mediocre issue. Sadly won't be continuing this.

Avengers #1

By: Mark Waid, Mike Del Mundo
Released: Nov 2, 2016

The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroe...

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7.5

The Unworthy Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Olivier Coipel
Released: Nov 2, 2016

    Odinson's desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he's learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson's redemption - but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxio...

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thecomiccookebook rated Superman #10 Nov 2, 2016
10

Superman #10

By: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Released: Nov 2, 2016

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER part one! For the first time, the Man of Tomorrow and the Boy of Steel team up with the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder in a father-son adventure you wont want to miss! Damian Wayne has been hearing a lot about this mysterious new Superboy, and nows his chance to find out who he is...

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