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jess212 reviewed Red Hood and the Outlaws #9 Apr 13, 2017
8.5

This is a really good book it's not great but I would be beside myself if Scott Lobdell was capable of producing a truly great book. What we get here is fantastic Art by Dexter Soy and Lobdell falling on old habits and recapping the events that transpired in the previous arc albeit only the first few pages. So if you have not picked up this book it is a non issue since a recap would make this a fa more

Red Hood and the Outlaws #9

By: Scott Lobdell, Dexter Soy
Released: Apr 12, 2017

"Who is Artemis?" part one! When Artemis discovers that the Bow of Ra has been used to destroy an entire city, Red Hood and the Outlaws race to Qurac to discover the identity of this barbaric bowman-and who they find is too shocking to believe!
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kfc902 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 7, 2017
9.5

Great fight you have to remember the past issues to appreciate what happened here. Nice parallels between Bane and Batman.

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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Kitaru reviewed Batman #20 Apr 6, 2017
9.0

A surprisingly melancholy ending for an arc that has been led up to for quite a few issues so far. I realize that it is a Batman comic and a Tom King comic, but I still was surprised by how effective the voice over for the fight was with evoking a certain emotion response. Overall, I really enjoyed this and cannot wait to see what is next with Tom King.

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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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
9.0

There are hints of Nolan's TDKR in this issue for obvious reasons. King doesn't officially put his stamp on it until the end where Bruce talks with his mother. Other than that, most of the other story elements are borrowed from past Batman vs. Bane stories. 20 issues in and I'm still on the fence with King's Batman. On the one hand, it's very character driven unlike Snyder that had a slowly unfold more

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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bucswin611 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
9.5

Finch at his best, though the second arc nude Bane is noticeable step backward from Janin's. Tom King is a master of ending big arcs, and I only wish the last panel had its own separate page, as it feels a little abrupt. Almost perfect book.

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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VitoScaletta reviewed Batman #20 Apr 6, 2017
10

This was very good last issue.

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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jess212 reviewed Shade, the Changing Girl #7 Apr 6, 2017
9.5

I will be honest I thought this was going to be filler, but instead what I got was an origin and some interesting plot progression that pushes the series in a new direction. Cecil Castelucci and Marguerite Sauvage work in tandem to deliver an interesting tale with a unique cast.

Shade, the Changing Girl #7

By: Cecil Castellucci, Marguerite Sauvage
Released: Apr 5, 2017

In this stand-alone issue, Shade begins to ponder what's next for her on Earth. As the winter dance approaches, she reminisces about high school on Meta, and starts to wonder why she's putting herself through that kind of hell again. Will she find the perfect dress, or will the dance be a perfect disaster? Plus, an all-new episode of "Life with Hon...

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jess212 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
9.5

Batman 20 is a perfect jumping on point in that it encapsulates everything that has lead to this final confrontation between Bane and Batman it shows everything Tom King has put into his first foray with Batman. It is emotional issue that captures Bruce's motivation the why of going out every night in the cowl. I would have preferred some more interesting choreography but overall David finch and K more

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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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

jess212 reviewed Harley's Little Black Book #6 Mar 29, 2017
9.0

The best way I can describe this comic is "it is what it is". It's Lobo a parody of the hyper violent 90's meeting Harley Quinn the unapologetically violent and free spirited spawn of Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. We get exactly what one would expect from the meeting of these two tons of violence and sexual innuendo. Simon Bisley returns to the main man and the pairing fits perfectly for the subject m more

Harley's Little Black Book #6

By: Amanda Conner, Simon Bisley
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Lobo's back! The Main Man and Harley Quinn have a lot in common-motorcycles and mayhem, for starters-so it's long past time they found each other! This could be the start of a fraggin' beautiful friendship...or they could destroy the planet. Or both! It can be two things!

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jess212 reviewed Doom Patrol #5 Mar 28, 2017
10

This book follows in the vain of Morrison's now infamous run on the Patrol. I dare say one would benefit from Morrison's take for the supplemental assistance it affords Ways take on the Doom Patrol. Five issues in and we are dealing with abstract ideas, concepts and comic book things such as time travel and Godhood are being thrown in willy bully. It would seem Way is primarily focused on telling more

Doom Patrol #5

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Mar 22, 2017

The team is back together at last, though why they are back together remains an unanswered riddle. After the mind- blowing revelations of the previous issues, Casey Brinke has to figure out what this all means going forward. Or maybe it's just the end of everything after all? Plus, Robotman punches stuff!

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Haand reviewed Doom Patrol #5 Mar 23, 2017
9.0

No other book leaves me with such a huge grin on my face.

Doom Patrol #5

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Mar 22, 2017

The team is back together at last, though why they are back together remains an unanswered riddle. After the mind- blowing revelations of the previous issues, Casey Brinke has to figure out what this all means going forward. Or maybe it's just the end of everything after all? Plus, Robotman punches stuff!

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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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