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Simon DelMonte reviewed Nightwing #27 Aug 16, 2017
7.0

An improvement over the last issue, mainly by being more or less an issue of Grayson. Too much narration, though. And while I don't love the subplot with Shawn, the Defacer has new relevance this week.

Nightwing #27

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"SPYRAL" part two! Nightwing and Huntress have been ambushed by Spyral, and their old friend Tiger is leading the charge! Will the duo find out what corrupted their former agency-or are they about to be disavowed and burned?

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6.0

I liked the art. But what the hell was that????

Newsboy Legion & The Boy Commandos Special #1

By: Howard Chaykin, Howard Chaykin
Released: Aug 9, 2017

Jack Kirby's two wartime kid gangs share their first adventure together in a novel-length tale written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When the Boy Commandos arrive in New York on the trail of a secret Axis agent, they're greeted as turf invaders by the crime-fighting Newsboys! Can these kids put aside their rivalry and join forces to protect th...

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Mechanical Mudd reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 10, 2017
4.0

This was an awful story. The art was some of the worst that I've seen in weeks. My exposure to Mister Miracle before now was his time with the JLI and that is not what I got here. I assume this book would be enjoyable closer to Tom Kings fantastic Grayson run but it looks like it's closer to his mediocre Batman work. I would not recommend this story to anyone.

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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Ellrick - Aug 12, 2017

Raptor was completely seeley's creation not an element from a previous run, and you think its boring. You think Pigeon and Defacer are great!? As if more reason to dismiss you opinion was needed after giving this masterpiece a 4.0

Mechanical Mudd - Aug 12, 2017

No Raptor is a garbage rip off of Tiger from Grayson, and enjoyable characters in Nightwing are the Runoffs. As for King's Batman, I Am Gotham was a Masterpiece and I did enjoy I Am Bane, but I Am Suicide, Jokes and Riddles, that Rooftops thing, and even the Button sucked in my opinion. I think King has a lot going in this story like the possibility that everything is a lie created by the Apokoliptians to trick Mr. Miracle, but I still stand at 4/10 regardless.

Simon DelMonte reviewed The Shadow #1 Aug 15, 2017
5.0

Instantly forgettable and kind of snide about everything but the Shadow. Not the least bit fun or interesting.

The Shadow #1

By: Si Spurrier, Daniel HDR
Released: Aug 9, 2017

For the better part of a century the Shadow's sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers - but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he's saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting - Mary knows all too w...

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7.5

Pacing is a bit odd, but otherwise a notch better than last time out.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #26

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part one! Ancient hunters awaken across the cosmos to end Highfather and the New Gods! Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps draw the line between gods, but that won't stop the body count as the most powerful deities in the universe go to war.

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Simon DelMonte reviewed New Superman #14 Aug 9, 2017
8.0

Strong story but what's with the ending?

New Superman #14

By: Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"SHANGHAI UNDER SEIGE" Part 2 The Justice League of China retains one final chance to rally its forces and begin a counterattack in villain-occupied Shanghai as Emperor Super-Man conquers the city. As Kenan fights to save his city and its people, a final casualty shakes the young hero to his solid-steel core.

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9.0

The comic Soy and Lobdell were meant for. Loved every moment of this four person play. Loved that ending.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #13

By: Scott Lobdell, Dexter Soy
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"THE LIFE OF BIZARRO" part two! Bizarro is dead...or is he? To save Bizarro's life, Red Hood and Artemis must turn to Lex Luthor, Bizarro's creator, who claims he can resurrect their fallen friend. But what plans does Luthor have for his one-time companion? The battle for Bizarro begins here!

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 9, 2017
8.0

I liked this but don't know what to make it yet. It could be another great King series like Grayson or Omega Men, or it could get caught up in its own messiness like Batman. But certainly it grabs me. One note: this doesn't really match with continuity any more than Omega Men meshed with GLC. Which is fine. It might even work better that way.

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Nightwing #26 Aug 2, 2017
7.0

We're in a bit of a rough patch here as the main plot was good but not great, and the backsliding of Shawn was really disappointing and predictable. Seeley can do better. He WAS doing better. What's going on, Tim? Loved the art, though.

Nightwing #26

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"SPYRAL" part one! Huntress comes back into Nightwing's life at his lowest moment. But is she here to help him find the man who killed one of Dick's closest allies? Or is she here to carry out a mission of her own?

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Deathstroke #22 Aug 2, 2017
8.0

A typical issue of the series, a bit clunky at some points but in general just a great read with a great cast.

Deathstroke #22

By: Christopher Priest, Diogenes Neves
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"DEFIANCE" part two! With his new team assembled, Deathstroke takes Team Defiance on their first mission to retake control of a U.S. Embassy held hostage in a small foreign country. But while the team fights for their lives against a mysterious new villain known as the Radiant Man, Slade abandons his team to address some unfinished business with an...

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Batman/The Shadow #4 Jul 26, 2017
7.0

Good story, good script. great Rossmo art. Glad this is selling well enough to get a sequel so soon. But wish that Snyder and not Orlando were handling the script.

Batman/The Shadow #4

By: Scott Snyder, Riley Rossmo
Released: Jul 26, 2017

The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City's worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman's heart! But if he's freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Blue Beetle #11 Jul 26, 2017
6.0

Sort of a mess - how did I not realize Tina was the Batman of JL3001 till now - but a genial mess. I like what's been going in this series, but Giffen and DeMatteis never quite manage to pull it together.

Blue Beetle #11

By: Keith Giffen, Scott Kolins
Released: Jul 26, 2017

NEW STORYLINE! With an earth-threatening menace behind him and Jaime now permanently back as Blue Beetle on his own terms, what's a hero to do? Clean up the mess in his hometown, find places for his friends and family to live and deal with the latest super-menace to hit El Paso... the man called Ghostfire!

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Wonder Woman #27 Jul 26, 2017
5.0

Nice art but replacement-level storytelling that doesn't really hold together. After three years of Brian Azz and a year of Rucka, they can do a lot better.

Wonder Woman #27

By: Shea Fontana, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"HEART OF THE AMAZON" part two! Someone close to Diana is behind the most recent attack on her and her friends... but what has this person learned about her powers that she never even knew herself?

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Simon DelMonte added Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps to their pull list Jul 26, 2017

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps

"SINESTRO'S LAW" Chapter One
With no backup and only his ring and battery to keep him alive, Hal Jordan streaks toward battle with the Sinestro Corps, while his greatest foe prepares to wipe the last Green Lantern of them all out of existence!

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8.0

Didn't entirely buy Soranik's jump back to the dark side but the rest was really good. Great EVS art. Solid character play. Though I wonder what happens to the new friendship between Guy and the Ark.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #25

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"FRACTURES" part four! In this extra-sized issue, it's Lantern vs. Lantern as the GLC and Sinestro Corps duke it out over the murder of Sinestro Corps members. And a Lantern turns his back on their friends, embracing the darkness.

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