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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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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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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!

jess212 reviewed Doom Patrol #3 Nov 11, 2016
10

This issue struck a nerve with me it was an uplifting read in a time where clarity was needed and glimmer of hope could lead the way. Gerard Way makes it blatantly clear whom this iteration of the Doom Patrol takes after. Morrison would be proud. In this issue pieces begin to fall in place; Casey Brinke learns whom she is and becomes more interesting as well as integral. Brick by Brick the foundat more

Doom Patrol #3

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Nov 9, 2016

Casey Brinke has stepped through to the other side-but where exactly is that? Given all the bizarre, unexplainable things that have come into her life over the last couple of days-robot men and talking ambulances and a guy who literally thrives on negative energy-surely this new and surprising world she has uncovered can't be any weirder. Right?

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jess212 reviewed Trinity #2 Oct 21, 2016
10

I will preface this review with noting that I read Francis Manapul's statement on this issue and on how it was a very personal story to write. It shows this story is very well written and has a moving message and purpose that I am grateful Manapul chose to share. The art in this book is immaculate and the Trinity is depicted beautifully each characters voice shines through in the scenarios portray more

Trinity #2

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Oct 19, 2016

“BETTER TOGETHER” part two! Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman have uncovered a window into their very souls: and the power of temptation proves to be stronger than any villain they could battle! The bonds of friendship and trust between the most formidable heroes on the planet will be tested to their breaking point, with the lives of innocents ...

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jess212 reviewed Batman #9 Oct 20, 2016
9.5

This is the best work Tom King has put forth in his stint writing the caped crusader. There were tons of references to older properties and characters. This issue opens with Bane revealing his necessity for Psycho pirate and continues forward with Mikel Janin illustrating a litany of old foes and heroes the creative team behind this work reintroduce former members of the infamous task force x whil more

Batman #9

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 19, 2016

"I Am Suicide" part one! Batman has always been crazy...but this? This is suicide! In order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight's greatest foes...Bane. The next great Batman story begins here!

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jess212 reviewed Doom Patrol #2 Oct 14, 2016
9.5

The narrative in the second issue to Doom patrol begins to focus a bit more still this is a far cry from the typical cape book. Gerard Way and Nick Derington again mirror Morrison's seminal run as the book marches on with the imminent insanity looming on every page. This Doom patrol run is proving to be every bit as strange and subversive as it's predecessors. Casey Brink continues to baffle as sh more

Doom Patrol #2

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Oct 12, 2016

What happened to Larry Trainor? The hero known as Negative Man is still out there, but he's not exactly the same guy he was back when Doom Patrol was still together. Like a Russian doll, there is man inside the man, and who knows how many other men inside of them, with the guy on top possessing a mind for mischief that incites violence.
Meanwhi...

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jess212 reviewed Shade, the Changing Girl #1 Oct 5, 2016
10

I found this book utterly captivating We are introduced to two leading ladies in Loma shade and Megan Boyer in this spiritual successor to shade the changing man. The colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick are amazing and perfectly blend with artist Marley Zarcone's illustrations that are frankly fantastic. Lastly Cecil Castellucci nails the feel of shade we get a glimpse of the narrative to come and the mad more

Shade, the Changing Girl #1

By: Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone
Released: Oct 5, 2016

There's no such thing as a little bit of madness.
Far away on the planet Meta, Loma's going nowhere fast. She's dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend, and is bored out of her mind.  She longs to feel things. That's where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come it. Loma steals the garment and makes a brea...

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kfc902 reviewed Trinity #1 Sep 21, 2016
8.5

Good Start to the series, it had a wonderful build up that I think was necessary to grow there relationship with this new Superman.

Trinity #1

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Sep 21, 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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Kitaru reviewed Trinity #1 Sep 22, 2016
9.5

To say that the art is just okay is nothing short of an understatement. The brilliant art mixed with what I thought was solid dialogue allowed for a very enjoyable first issue. The is may be the first relaxing comic that I have read in the past few years and I think that it will continue to excel. I highly recommend people pick this up if you are a fan of any of Manapul's work, along with the inte more

Trinity #1

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Sep 21, 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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jess212 added Trinity (2016) to their pull list Sep 22, 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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TheMatteo0 reviewed Trinity #1 Sep 22, 2016
9.0

The artwork and colours for this issue were beautiful, and suited the homely warm feel of the kind of legacy this Rebirth chapter is creating. There wasn't a lot of action this issue, or in fact really any at all - but the expense was worth it for some strong character building and dialogue and a necessary set-up for the ongoing relationship between the three; creating the bridges that will bring more

Trinity #1

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Sep 21, 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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jess212 reviewed Trinity #1 Sep 21, 2016
10

I must say that Trinity #1 written and illustrated by Francis Manapul was not in my radar I will readily admit I was not wholly taken by Francis Manapul's prior work in other titles so I came into this with mild expectations. That being said I enjoyed the heck out of this first issue the art is beautiful that goes without saying but the story telling approach is bold because Manapul chooses to st more

Trinity #1

By: Francis Manapul, Francis Manapul
Released: Sep 21, 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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jess212 reviewed Doom Patrol #1 Sep 15, 2016
10

This issue opens with gorgeous and enchanting visuals that set the the foundations for this strange take on a bizarre team. Gerard way purposely begins with disjointed narrative that will begin to coalesce as the team begins to form. A perfect start for me personally it echoes Morrison's prior incarnation as well as provides a new character to ease into the weirdest corner of the DC universe. Love more

Doom Patrol #1

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 14, 2016

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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TheMatteo0 reviewed Doom Patrol #1 Sep 15, 2016
9.5

Crazy, psychedelic, strange and instantly captivating. I'm not quite sure exactly what's happening yet... but that's half of what I want from a comic at the start anyway. There are lots of crazy threads here and I can't wait to find out what happens next.

Doom Patrol #1

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 14, 2016

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

jess212 reviewed Omega Men #11 Apr 28, 2016
10

In this issue of Omega Men Tom King elects to focus on character and in doing so makes the world the Omega Men inhabit all the more compelling. This is a book that any Kyle Rayner, Green Lantern, or fan of DC comics should have in their shelf. The end is slowly encroaching upon us in this penultimate chapter The Omega Men have begun executing their plan and however this ends it will be one hell of more

Omega Men #11

By: Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Crippled and desperate after their brutal defeat on Karna, the Citadel brings an all-out war to the Omega Men as the team attempts to unify all the worlds of Vega in a last stand against their conquerors.

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jess212 reviewed Batman #51 Apr 27, 2016
10

A quiet issue that takes Batman full circle through the journey of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's sensational run the art is breath taking as always and the writing is quintessential Batman though it does seem the Batman that emerged from the Super heavy ordeal is bit more optimistic and slightly brighter he once was.

Batman #51

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Apr 27, 2016

Batman has battled everything from the Court of Owls to Mr. Bloom to the Joker, but how does he handle a quiet night in Gotham City?

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Rotivv rated Justice League #49 Apr 27, 2016
8.5

Justice League #49

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 27, 2016

In this, the penultimate chapter of the critically-acclaimed epic "Darkseid War," the fate of the Justice League and the entire universe is on the line! But can even the combined might of the Justice Gods contend with the secret machinations of Grail, the deadly daughter of Darkseid? Death, rebirth and the life of one of the members of the League c...

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jess212 rated Batman #47 Dec 14, 2015
9.5

Batman #47

By: Scott Snyder, Danny Miki
Released: Dec 9, 2015

While Jim Gordon is in the fight of his life against Mr. Bloom, Bruce Wayne discovers a shocking secret about his past that will change everything in Gotham City!This issue features open-to-order variant covers by Alex Ross that will be shipped in opaque polybags.

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jess212 reviewed Gotham Academy #2 Nov 10, 2014
10

I am just charmed by this book. I am enamored by the gutsy approach and commitment to building something new in Gotham of all places. Cloonan,Fletcher, and Kerschl are delivering an enthralling and mysterious tale that is also visually stunning. The characters are multifaceted and unique the attention to detail is frankly refreshing. I reccomend this all ages book to anyone looking to engross the more

Gotham Academy #2

By: Brenden Fletcher, Geyser
Released: Nov 5, 2014

Olive joins the creepy Order of the Bat as an afterschool activity, and we learn more about her secret past!

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jess212 reviewed Gotham Academy #1 Oct 2, 2014
10

Phenomenal way to start of the book loved the slow methodical pace. The writers have shown a remarkable grasp of dialogue and the world. I can honestly say I have never seen a book like this the art is distinct up lifting detail oriented and gorgeos.Honestly it is refreshing to see a brighter more grounded Gotham displayed. A 10 for me

Gotham Academy #1

By: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
Released: Oct 1, 2014

WELCOME TO GOTHAM ACADEMY! Gotham City's most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It's got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by...like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students!
Like, what's up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And...

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jess212 reviewed Batman #33 Aug 4, 2014
10

Beautiful art, sensational story this origin gets at the core of Batman. The finale is evocative and heartfelt this Book hits all the right notes and finishes this year long narrative in superb fashion. In my opinion this issue is worthy of a perfect score. I could not contemplate giving it any less.

Batman #33

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 23, 2014

Its been one hell of a year in Gotham City, and it all comes down to this: Batman vs. The Riddler! Gotham City and the Dark Knight will never be the same! Dont miss this special, extra-sized finale of Zero Year!

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