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jess212 reviewed Wild Storm #5 Jun 22, 2017
9.5

The Wildstorm is one of the best books out right now period. A story with multiple players is unfolding and Ellis is taking his time to let this story naturally unfold and it's a delight. I will say though this story will be fantastic in trade but it' reads great as a floppy too.

Wild Storm #5

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Jun 21, 2017

Michael Cray is dying. This doesn't stop IO from giving him one final job, to fix the world he's spent years killing for. Michael Cray, the best assassin in the world, is sent out to kill Angela Spica, the engineer who saved Jacob Marlowe's life and exposed the secret state she worked for. Lucy Blaze, investigating the chaos caused at Camp Hero by ...

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jess212 reviewed Aquaman #25 Jun 21, 2017
10

I am a fan Stjepan Sejic's Art so I am biased in that the art alone would justify the purchase of Aquaman #25. But when, coupled with Dab Abnett's prowess in telling compelling political dramas within the world of Aquaman we have a truly unmissable tale in my humble opinion. I have never quite gravitated towards Aquaman till Geoff johns and Dan Abnett sought to raise the profile of the character . more

Aquaman #25

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to ...

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jess212 reviewed Dark Days: The Forge #1 Jun 14, 2017
10

I loved this book it took me by surprise a mystery at the heart of the DC universe. I had been craving a good mystery story and Dark days the forge delivers a narrative spectacle. The art is interspersed between different plot lines giving the encounters in the book a distinct look to better relay that the story points occur in different time periods or at parallel points. The artistic decisions more

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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nec reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.5

Classic tom king writing and this is probably my favourite batman issue of his run. This does a great job of picking up after the button story and tie into what happened in the button. It completely makes sense given what has been happening during this batman run and the button. If you don't like tom king's writing you won't like this, but if you do this issue is great from the characterization to more

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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DizzyG reviewed Batman #24 Jun 8, 2017
9.5

Even though I saw the ending coming, it was still a good read. Let's see where King takes this relationship.

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.5

My question is, how is Talia, the baby mama gonna take this news?

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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ockedman reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.0

Batman's portrayal in this series is masterful and really interesting. Tom King is definitely building a big story with major consequences and I have a great feeling about it!

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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bucswin611 reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
10

Wow. Regardless of whether I liked the big plot development, I loved that Bruce allowed Claire to really dig into why and what he is as Batman. This is the best use of multiple artists I have seen in a while - they play off of one another perfectly. Without any real action, it was still heart-pounding stuff. Great way to make a single issue not a throw-away. Can't wait to see what happens during a more

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.5

Another solid issue. A great character study on why Batman does what he does.

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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aleyuma reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
10

NOT TRASH

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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Big Brother - Jun 8, 2017

Yep, the same opinions that drove you to give the issue a 10 because you disagreed with the score.

aleyuma - Jun 8, 2017

exactly

jess212 reviewed Batman #24 Jun 7, 2017
8.5

The narrative plays out as a retrospective conversation between Claire and Bruce as they discuss why they choose to be heroic. In light of all that has transpired in Kings run taking a breath to process what the path forward should be is a nice reprieve. This issue is mostly exposition so it's not as action packed as what has preceded, nonetheless the actions taken by the caped crusader will be in more

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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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!
RATED T+

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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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