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7.0

One of the noticeably weaker issues of the arc. The prose Tynion uses throughout this was very Snyder-esque but not as strong. The constant artist changes, though understandable, effect the flow of the story. This is a book that definitely reads better in trade so I think that is how I'll continue this series.

Detective Comics #955

By: James Tynion IV, Marcio Takara
Released: Apr 26, 2017

"League Of Shadows" part five! All of her teammates are broken-or dead. There's only one fighter left to stand between the League of Shadows and Gotham City's total destruction. This is Cassandra Cain's greatest battle-the fight she was born for! Do not miss the most
astounding action sequence of the year!
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thecomiccookebook reviewed Flash #21 Apr 26, 2017
8.5

Not as strong as the opener but still very satisfying. The ending felt a little ruined by the cover solicitations but the story getting there was still well done. Art was a step down from Fabok but got the job done sufficiently. Overall, still enjoying this crossover and can't wait for Batman #22.

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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NewComicguy - Apr 26, 2017

Sorry buddy,but the current art is done by Howard Porter who made some of art for Geoff Johns's Flash run,but don't worry Jason Fabok is doing the art for Batman #22.

thecomiccookebook - Apr 26, 2017

I know, I still liked the art quite a bit but it wasn't as great as Fabok. I know that Batman #22 has Fabok back however the change in art did affect my grade slightly.

thecomiccookebook reviewed Royals #2 Apr 20, 2017
8.0

This book seems to be severely overlooked and underrated. Its a well rounded Marvel book with a great cast, cool space action scenes and intrigue. Al Ewing does a great job of tying this into Secret Empire without really affecting anything in his story. The weakest part is the art inconsistency with there being two artist on board. Looks to be a great Marvel series in the making.

Royals #2

By: Al Ewing, Jonboy Meyers
Released: Apr 19, 2017

• The Inhuman Royal Family heads out of the Solar System - and into the oncoming Chitauri Invasion of Earth!
•  As the most merciless creatures in known space try to tear the ship - and the crew - apart...
•  ...Black Bolt reveals a shocking secret that could end their mission before it even starts. <...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed All-Star Batman #9 Apr 20, 2017
7.5

Pretty good. Loved how Batman turned everything around in the end. The issue confirms that this is, in fact, in continuity but I haven't decided if that is a good thing or not. Seeing Ra's Al Ghul wasn't as cool as expected, considering his role in Detective right now. Overall, it was a satisfying conclusion but probably the weakest issue in relation to how amazing the rest of the arc was.

All-Star Batman #9

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"Ends of the Earth" finale! It all comes down to this. After months of searching, Batman has found the mastermind behind the blight sweeping the planet, and must face off against one of his most dangerous villains in a battle of wills for the fate of the Earth.  
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #21 Apr 20, 2017
9.5

I knew that Tom King would deliver. I know that a lot of readers haven't been hot on his run so far but I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far, very different than your standard Batman books. I love how his run connects itself to Rebirth as a whole in this issue. Fabok on art was a great call, as expected. Can't wait for Flash #21 next week, looks like it will be a great crossover.

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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thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #0 Apr 20, 2017
9.0

I was just starting to get bored of Steve Rogers: Captain America then Secret Empire #0 came out. I was skeptical because I have been wishy-washy about Spencer's run so far but the payoff in this issue was totally worth it. Hydra Cap is the most interesting Steve Rogers has been ever, in my opinion. Acuna on art was perfect, so happy to see only the A-list artists on this book. Looking forward to more

Secret Empire #0

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Apr 19, 2017

What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now!
The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero c...

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Supes' soups reviewed DC Universe: Rebirth #1 May 25, 2016
10

I'm feeling pretty good about DC's future after reading this. Of course DC could still eventually ruin themselves but for the rest of the year, I think their books will be solid reads. I'm glad they're not trying to just throw things against the wall and see what sticks like they did with New 52. Welcome back Wally.

DC Universe: Rebirth #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 25, 2016

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you!
THEY SAID IT: "Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe," says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creati...

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Aquamano reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
10

Now that's how you do comics. In this issue,King shows how much he has control over the flow and the pacing. Using the famous 9-panel grid, one of Watchen's narrative branda, Tom tells a story that is perfectly crafted and executed into the time barrier imposed by the story. I'm really trying not to enter the spoiler's zone, but it's almost impossible. So... Go read it. Probably one of the best i 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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Super17 reviewed Batman #21 Apr 19, 2017
10

Doom Rocket review is a piece of shit, complaining for The lenticular covers?...really?

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...

thecomiccookebook reviewed X-Men: Gold #1 Apr 5, 2017
6.0

This book plays it safe and I think it makes this very mediocre. Nothing new happening to the mutants here so if you want to read about classic characters who don't change, this is the book for you. Ardian Syaf's art is very bland and Guggenheim writes the characters fine, just nothing to give the book that extra oomph like Morrison, Whedon or Claremont.

X-Men: Gold #1

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 5, 2017

FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES!
Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when tha...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Superman #20 Apr 5, 2017
8.5

Still on board for this series. I hope this arc keeps up its optimism and focus on the family rather than just Superman. Great to see Batman and Robin in here as well.

Superman #20

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"Superman black" part one! A "Superman Reborn Aftermath" tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn't want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman-he's losing his powers!
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
9.5

Tom King and David Finch conclude their "I am Bane" arc great. I love the part in which Batman almost mocks Bane for saying "I'm going to kill you". This accumulated everything that has been established in his whole series so far. Ending was almost bittersweet. I encourage individuals who dropped this to give it a second look because I think its fantastic.

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 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

thecomiccookebook reviewed Action Comics #976 Mar 22, 2017
9.5

Very cool to see how this panned out, never knew much about Mr. Myxlplyx before this event and I loved him in this. The revelation and how it resolved in this issue was great and I haven't been more excited 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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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #19 Mar 15, 2017
9.0

Very solid issue, great to see King writing the other villains in this issue, all with suiting personalities. Particularly enjoyed the Two-Face and Riddler moments. Bane remains a terrifying presence with Batman trying to buy as much time as he can keeping him out of the way. I've never been as wowed before by Finch's art but here he is killing it even with deadline pressures.

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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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed America #1 Mar 1, 2017
1.5

Gets a 2 point deduction from my actual score just for saying something is better than The Cure. (PS. Nothing is better than The Cure)
Gets a 0.5 point bonus for punching Hitler.

The dialogue goes from incredibly bad to outright cringe-y at times, with its only decent point being the art by Quinones.
I men, you got some gems like:
"What in the holy menstruation are you more

America #1

By: Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones
Released: Mar 1, 2017

At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series!
Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marvel Comics' brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of ...

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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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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+

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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