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thecomiccookebook reviewed Flash #22 May 17, 2017
6.5

I found this ending very disappointing. Nothing really happened by the end of this and is a noticeably weak spot in the rest of the story line. There was a few great character moments but for most part, the lack of development in the Rebirth story line make this story almost feel pointless.

Flash #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part four! 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 t...

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pocketmegar reviewed The Flintstones #11 May 5, 2017
8.0

I find this issue a bit less inspired than the last ones. It's quite fun, but that's it. I hope that the next one, which will be the last of this amazing series, will be unforgettable.

The Flintstones #11

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: May 3, 2017

There goes the neighborhood! After Fred's birthday gift from Barney leads to outrage on their street, he is called to appear before the menacing neighborhood association. Can Fred reason with them? Or will the Flintstones be run out of Bedrock?
RATED T

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Super17 reviewed Secret Empire #1 May 3, 2017
5.5

Quite Underwhelming

Secret Empire #1

By: Nick Spender, Steve McNiven
Released: May 3, 2017

It's been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe...

4.0

Fire and Stone was much more eventful and satisfying than this extended arc. Basic to the end, and underwhelming.

Prometheus: Life and Death (One Shot) #1

By: Dan Abnett, Brian Thies
Released: Apr 26, 2017

The final installment of the Life and Death saga!
The surviving Colonial Marines on the planet LV-223 face a final battle with an injured and enraged Engineer-and, somewhere out in space, three trapped humans seek to change the course of the Engineer's ship . . . and possibly the history of humanity!

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superstan52 reviewed Batman #20 Apr 5, 2017
5.0

SPOILERS AHEAD: Oh, come on! Batman gets the ^%$% beaten out of him 2 issues ago (a day or two ago in 'real' time) comes back completely healed (?) and has no other 'strategy' than to get the ^%$% beaten out of him again? Isn't he a detective? Doesn't he have weapons besides his fists and, apparently, forehead)? Can't he concoct an antidote to Venom or something besides hoping for the head 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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Big Brother - Apr 5, 2017

Yeah, a lot of these modern meathead writers just can't write for a character that should be a supergenius. "Detective", brilliant Batman is dead.

8.5

Continues to be a dependable, quality book.

Transformers: Lost Light #4

By: James Roberts, Jack Lawrence
Released: Mar 29, 2017

RODIMUS, MEGATRON and the exiled crew of the Lost Light realise that there's only one thing they need to do before they can resume their quest. Unfortunately, that thing is "save the world." Can the AUTOBOTS overcome the odds and save the day? To be honest, probably not.

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4.5

You know the drill by now.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #8

By: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Baal's Kryptonian army has invaded Themyscira. Wonder Woman and the Amazons will show them why that was a deadly mistake.

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5.5

Mostly throwaway. Stick with the rich satire of The Flintstones monthly comic.

Booster Gold / The Flinstones Special #1

By: Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to the 25th century, where the Earth is a polluted post-industrial nightmare, most animals are extinct, and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world's citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are seeking revenge, Booster dives deep into the pr...

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5.0

The Banana Splits story lost my interest about halfway through. It just wasn't funny enough to be worth it. However, Mark Russell hits it out of the park again with Snagglepuss and it's definitely worth reading!

Suicide Squad / The Banana Splits Special #1

By: Antony Bedard, Ben Caldwell
Released: Mar 29, 2017

"SUICIDE SPLITS"! Mistaken for metahumans, thrown in the bowels of Belle Reve, the animal rock band Banana Splits are recruited by Amanda Waller for a secret mission: to save the Suicide Squad! What follows is the weirdest team-up you never thought you'd see! How can Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky stand up to Harley, Deadshot, Katana and Croc?!...

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6.0

The whole event has just felt "off" and awkward.

The Clone Conspiracy: Omega #1

By: Dan Slott, Cory Smith
Released: Mar 1, 2017

• THE CLONE CONSPIRACY is finished, but the impacts on Spider-Man's life is HUGE.
•  The Rhino comes at Spider-Man with an intense fury and aims to pin the spider to the wall... Permanently.
•  What was the final fate of Ben Reilly? Or the Lizard?
•  Witness the first chapter of the next big Spider-Book by Peter David & M...

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Big Brother reviewed The Clone Conspiracy #5 Feb 20, 2017
6.0

Underwhelming.

The Clone Conspiracy #5

By: Dan Slott, Jim Cheung
Released: Feb 15, 2017

THE SPIDER-EVENT OF THE YEAR CONCLUDES!
•  The Jackal takes drastic measures that Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen and Scarlet Spider could never see coming.
•  Jackal's coup de grâce not only sets a host of resurrected villains loose on the unsuspecting streets of San Francisco, but threatens the lives of everyone...

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Big Brother reviewed The Flintstones #8 Feb 1, 2017
9.5

Consistently entertaining.

The Flintstones #8

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Feb 1, 2017

While Bedrock's new mayor, Clod the Destroyer, goes to war against the Lizard People, Betty and Wilma decide to take a vacation in the country to visit something called a "farm." With the women gone, Fred and Barney are left to face the greatest threat of all...their teenagers!
RATED T

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Big Brother reviewed Superman #16 Feb 1, 2017
5.0

Well that was a bunch of nothing.

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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Big Brother reviewed Batman #15 Jan 18, 2017
3.5

Competent, cunning, intellectual, forward-thinking, master detective Batman died with Grant Morrison.

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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Ssnyder1835 - Jan 18, 2017

I am obviously biased, but I thought this two parter was really strong :) Still, on behalf of the line, thanks for trying the books. Always appreciated

Big Brother reviewed The Clone Conspiracy #4 Jan 18, 2017
8.0

Compelling but still awkward premise. I enjoy seeing long-term plot seeds bearing fruit, like Parker's no death vow and Ana Maria's relationship. This isn't the rip-roaring high adventure event that I'm used to from Slott, but it's decent in its own low-key way.

The Clone Conspiracy #4

By: Dan Slott, Jim Cheung
Released: Jan 18, 2017

• The darkest Spider-Man story ever gets EVEN DARKER!
•  Doctor Octopus and the Lizard have both been on a tight leash, but decide it's time to stop playing nice...
Rated T+

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Big Brother reviewed Superman #15 Jan 18, 2017
6.5

More fluff. I've played "spot the analogue" so many times in so many different comics that this just wasn't that interesting. Too bad the plot appears to be extremely shallow.

Superman #15

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Ed Benes
Released: Jan 18, 2017

"MULTIPLICITY" part two! Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town.
RATED T

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Mister Bungle reviewed All-Star Batman #6 Jan 11, 2017
2.0

Snyder reaches a whole new level of boring with his prose. Different art but i didn't care for it.

All-Star Batman #6

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jan 11, 2017

"Cold to the Core"! Batman travels to Alaska to confront Mr. Freeze as he attempts to extract the world's oldest ice core and bring humanity to a new Ice Age! Powerhouse artist Jock joins Scott Snyder to bring you another of the Dark Knight's rogues like you've never seen him before.
RATED T

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Ssnyder1835 - Jan 18, 2017

Tag me on Twitter or something if you don't believe me

Mister Bungle - Jan 26, 2017

Does it honestly matter? The Twitter not the lobster. Lobster always matters.

Big Brother reviewed The Flintstones #7 Jan 4, 2017
10

Sharp, smart, funny and depressing! This series continues to impress!

The Flintstones #7

By: Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi
Released: Jan 4, 2017

The Great Gazoo is working on his report card for the human race, and so far humanity has earned a big fat "F." When the Church of Gerard starts selling Indulgences, Bedrock descends into violence and debauchery. Meanwhile, a miner gets trapped at Slate's Quarry.  Might there be an honest citizen in this burgeoning civilization willing to come to...

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Big Brother reviewed Superman #14 Jan 4, 2017
6.5

I'm checking in to see Morrison's Multiversity concepts return. This is big, splashy, and decompressed like most of what you'd expect from the Big Two. I hope the whole arc isn't as light and breezy as this issue.

Superman #14

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"MULTIPLICITY" part one! The New Super-Man of China has been taken! The Red Son Superman of Earth-30 has been beaten! And who knows what's happened to Sunshine Superman! Someone is collecting Supermen across the Multiverse-this looks like a job for our Kal-El as he is joined by Justice Incarnate in this multi-Earth epic!
RATED T

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Big Brother reviewed Love is Love #1 Jan 1, 2017
10

Very powerful, heart moving stuff

Love is Love #1

By: Phil Jimenez, Phil Jimenez
Released: Dec 28, 2016

The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics - - mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love ...

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Mister Bungle reviewed All-Star Batman #5 Dec 28, 2016
1.0

Nothing redeeming to be found here. Scott Snyder should be banned from Batman and take John Romita Jr. with him.

All-Star Batman #5

By: Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr.
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"MY OWN WORST ENEMY" conclusion! Batman, Duke and Two-Face square off in a fight for Harvey Dent's soul. With assassins flooding in from across the countryside, Batman learns that even his most trusted allies might choose evil over good.  

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Big Brother reviewed Civil War II #8 Dec 28, 2016
4.5

Just garbage.

Civil War II #8

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alan Davis
Released: Dec 28, 2016

Blockbuster creators BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID MARQUEZ go out with a seismic bang as fists fly over Washington D.C.!
Ulysses' precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. P...

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Big Brother reviewed Wonder Woman #13 Dec 28, 2016
6.0

This book has fallen prey to the modern house style, which stretches out plotlines in order to fill trade paperbacks. I've been holding on because of my appreciation for Rucka, but that hasn't kept me from slowly losing interest.

Wonder Woman #13

By: Greg Rucka, Matthew Clark
Released: Dec 28, 2016

"BETWEEN THE LIES AND THE TRUTH"! Following the conclusion of "The Lies," Steve Trevor must grapple with revelations about not only Wonder Woman, but himself as well!

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4.5

Just incredibly shallow and drawn out. This thing has managed to make Dark Knight Strikes Again look better in comparison.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7

By: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson
Released: Dec 28, 2016

Batman and Superman are back together again-but is their reunion too late?

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5.0

For a first issue of a supposed big event there was nothing to see here; If you read the preview you know everything that happens in this issue

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Fabok
Released: Dec 21, 2016

The first major event storyline of DC's Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth's paragons of truth and justice! But you ca...

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7.0

Well-drawn, but is otherwise a very boilerplate #1 event issue. The Suicide Squad all go through their stock catchphrases with little else to their characters, and the Justice League shows up for a fight. The only really interesting aspect was Max Lord.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Fabok
Released: Dec 21, 2016

The first major event storyline of DC's Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth's paragons of truth and justice! But you ca...

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Big Brother - Dec 21, 2016

I'm glad I read the comic before I read your spoiler.

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GL Fan 2814 reviewed Green Lanterns #13 Dec 21, 2016
4.0

Can't say I like the telling of the origination of the GL rings here at all - it's been canon for years that the rings were made as a result of the Manhunter fiasco so it just seems like the writer is making stuff up to suit his story with no regard to the past. It's also more of the same old formula of the characters constantly questioning themselves and so on that's gotten quite boring 13 issue more

Green Lanterns #13

By: Sam Humphries, Jay Leisten
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"THE PHANTOM LANTERN" part five! The Phantom Lantern controls all aspects of the emotional spectrum, but can Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz figure out which of those powers can also defeat their new enemy?

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Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #22 Dec 21, 2016
9.0

Finally, some meat to go with all those potatoes! Best issue of Dead No More so far

Amazing Spider-Man #22

By: Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Dec 21, 2016

CLONE CONSPIRACY TIE-IN!
•  Miles Warren, a.k.a. the Jackal, has been a thorn in Peter Parker's side since college.
•  What spurred his latest rebranding and master plan? FIND OUT HERE!
Rated T

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Big Brother reviewed Optimus Prime #1 Dec 14, 2016
8.0

Glad to get back on track after Revolution. A solid continuation of Robots in Disguise.

Optimus Prime #1

By: John Barber, Kei Zama
Released: Dec 14, 2016

REVOLUTION is over-but the danger to Earth is just beginning. As OPTIMUS PRIME pulls Earth into the larger universe, he's painted a target on Earth... and a new alien incursion begins when a corkscrew shaped craft drills into our world!
•   The next evolution of TRANSFORMERS is here!
•   OPTIMUS PRIME's past on...

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Big Brother reviewed The Flintstones #6 Dec 13, 2016
8.0

Another fine and funny issue. Don't let the clown crusader on the critics review page fool you.

The Flintstones #6

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Dec 7, 2016

Bedrock is gripped by panic at the news that an asteroid is heading straight toward Earth!  The Flintstones fight the hysteria, but even more dangerous than the end of the world are the people preparing for the end of the world

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