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8.0
Action Comics (2011) #52  
4.0
Action Comics (2016) #957

Jun 8, 2016

Best way to describe this is aggressively mediocre

5.0
Action Comics (2016) #965

Oct 11, 2016

5.0
Action Comics (2016) #966

Oct 26, 2016

5.0
Action Comics (2016) #967

Nov 9, 2016

5.0
Action Comics (2016) #968

Nov 23, 2016

4.5
Action Comics (2016) #969

Dec 14, 2016

6.0
All-New All-Different Marvel Point One #1

Oct 17, 2015

The Daredevil preview was impressive. The Inhumans previews gave off a good snapshot of what the series will probably be about. Everything else was forgettable.

6.0
All-Star Batman #1

Aug 10, 2016

Heavily fragmented story that moves at a clunky pace, and doesn't really hook the reader in until the end. JRJR's art is a poor fit here.

8.0
All-Star Batman #2

Sep 14, 2016

Less disjointed than the first issue. A pulpy fun mess is what it is.

8.0
All-Star Batman #3

Oct 11, 2016

6.0
All-Star Batman #4

Nov 9, 2016

4.0
All-Star Batman #5

Dec 28, 2016

10
All-Star Batman #6

Jan 11, 2017

8.0
Aquaman (2011) #49

Feb 24, 2016

9.5
Aquaman (2011) #50

Apr 1, 2016

8.5
Aquaman (2011) #51

Apr 25, 2016

8.0
Aquaman (2011) #52

May 18, 2016

8.0
Aquaman (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

A good intro with an explosive start.

8.0
Aquaman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

8.0
Aquaman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

7.5
Aquaman (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

8.0
Aquaman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

7.5
Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning

Jan 11, 2017

7.5
Aquaman: Rebirth #1

Jun 8, 2016

Mainly just an Aquaman 101 issue. Decent, but a bit wordy.

5.0
Batgirl (2011) #45

Nov 3, 2015

Feels like it should be a significant moment, but it gets derailed by a trite love triangle. Characters are written one-dimensionally, and the main event (the transgender wedding) is treated as a footnote.

5.5
Batgirl (2011) #46

Dec 16, 2015

Not a bad issue, but it's a bit lacking. Like previous issues, Barbara spends most of the time reacting between extremes, and ends up feeling two-dimensional. The book also tries to make a shallow attempt to address gentrification in a hipster neighborhood full of expensive coffee shops.

4.5
Batgirl (2011) #47

Jan 20, 2016

7.5
Batgirl (2011) #48

Feb 4, 2016

7.5
Batgirl (2011) #49

Mar 2, 2016

7.5
Batgirl (2011) #50

Apr 8, 2016

6.0
Batgirl Vol. 7: Family Business

Feb 18, 2016

8.5
Batgirl (2016) #1

Jul 26, 2016

Strongest start to a Batgirl book post-Flashpoint so far.

7.5
Batgirl (2016) #2

Aug 24, 2016

Mostly fun story that's somewhat held down by an oddly forced romantic subplot.

7.0
Batgirl (2016) #3

Sep 28, 2016

5.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

Aug 17, 2016

Pacing of the dialogue is off, and the personality clashes are too on-the-nose. A disappointing debut.

7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

Sep 15, 2016

7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3

Oct 11, 2016

6.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #4

Nov 9, 2016

6.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

Dec 14, 2016

6.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6

Jan 11, 2017

7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1  
7.5
Batman (2011) #45

Oct 17, 2015

Dallied around a bit too much. Feels more like a setup issue for things to come.

7.0
Batman (2011) #46

Nov 11, 2015

Clunky issue, with too much exposition, and poorly paced plotting.

9.0
Batman (2011) #47

Dec 9, 2015

Very strong issue that moves multiple plots forward. Gordon gets some very nice moments, and the other storylines begin to come together nicely. There's an interesting cliffhanger there as well.

9.5
Batman (2011) #48

Jan 20, 2016

A rather introspective and self-aware issue that questions the value of fleeting tranquility, before racing towards an exciting climax. While this story arc has had a few lulls, there's no doubt that Snyder has managed execute a strong and character-driven story arc out of a status quo that had some shaking their heads.

9.0
Batman (2011) #49

Feb 10, 2016

It's a very emotionally heavy issue. The glimpses of future (or Elseworld) Batmans play nicely with the present-day story, and Snyder unexpectedly brings in a Chekov's gun to complete the arc for some meaningful closure.

7.5
Batman (2011) #50

Mar 23, 2016

8.0
Batman (2011) #51

Apr 27, 2016

5.5
Batman (2011) #52

May 12, 2016

10
Batman (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

Powerful, tense, and full of action. Feels very much like Batman to the core, while still fresh at the same time. An issue that seems to have gone over quite a few people's heads.

9.0
Batman (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

Deals with the emotional impact from the previous issue, while setting up the greater plot. Lots of intrigue, and little nods to classic Batman stories.

9.0
Batman (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

Provides a great deal of backstory and character depth to the Gothams, while still moving the plot brusquely along with minimal handholding. Easily among the best Rebirth books.

8.0
Batman (2016) #4

Aug 3, 2016

8.0
Batman (2016) #5

Aug 17, 2016

Strong and emotional conclusion to the first arc, although its cliffhanger get is awkwardly integrated.

8.5
Batman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

7.0
Batman (2016) #7

Sep 22, 2016

An entertaining start to a crossover, even if it's not as good as the regular book.

7.5
Batman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

8.5
Batman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

8.0
Batman (2016) #10

Nov 2, 2016

8.0
Batman (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

8.5
Batman (2016) #12

Dec 7, 2016

8.5
Batman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

8.5
Batman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

8.0
Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham

Jan 11, 2017

8.0
Batman (2016) Annual #1

Nov 30, 2016

Good stories from King, Snyder, and Orlando. Dini's story was a letdown.

8.0
Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham  
7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #1

Oct 17, 2015

The art was really good, but the writing feels really forced. And the whole "dark secret that Batman is hiding from everyone" plot has been done too many times.

8.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #2

Oct 17, 2015

Really good character interactions all around, better than the first issue. Flashback sequence was really good, too.

8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #3

Nov 3, 2015

Good for entertaining Batfamily interactions.

6.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #4

Nov 3, 2015

Weaker than the last two issues. The fight scene feels cluttered and goes on for too long, and the Batfamily interactions feel disjointed. Highlight was Dick giving a lecture to the new Robins.

5.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #5

Nov 4, 2015

Rather clumsily handled. Feels like Tynion wasn't sure how to handle Tim's origin, so he scrapped together an ill-conceived background, and left Orlando to fill in the blanks.

8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #6

Nov 11, 2015

Solid issue with some nice flashback moments, although the plot continues to be contrived and uninteresting. Characterization was strong though. Even Jason Todd is written as a tolerable person, something that his own series is missing.

8.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #7

Nov 18, 2015

4.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #10

Dec 9, 2015

A weak and mediocre issue that spends too much time developing a subplot that ends up being meaningless, and shallow banter between two one-dimensional characters. Eternal seems to have fallen back into filler mode.

7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #11

Dec 16, 2015

6.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #12

Dec 23, 2015

8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #13

Dec 30, 2015

8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #14

Jan 7, 2016

7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #16

Jan 20, 2016

A surprisingly sound character-driven issue that sees Jean-Paul Valley turn over a new leaf, and Jason truly deal with his own death. The latter hasn't seen anything like that in his own series, so it's nice to see this, given that DC has essentially distanced itself away from everything that made pre-N52 Red Hood work.

7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #18

Feb 4, 2016

7.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #19

Feb 10, 2016

4.5
Batman And Robin Eternal #21

Feb 24, 2016

5.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #22

Mar 2, 2016

9.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #23

Mar 9, 2016

8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #24

Mar 17, 2016

8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #25

Mar 24, 2016

8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #26

Mar 31, 2016

4.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #1

Oct 26, 2016

A bland and lifeless start.

3.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #2

Nov 23, 2016

5.0
Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1

Sep 28, 2016

A dull read. It's competently put together, and makes itself accessible for new readers, but there's very little about the characters or plot to hook readers in.

5.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #25

Oct 17, 2015

The most useless of the Superman books. Guest appearances are really shoehorned in. Greg Pak's Action Comics is much better.

8.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #31

Apr 15, 2016

9.0
Batman: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

A good thematical setup for what should be another memorable Batman saga. Great use of visuals to convey the changing of the seasons. Duke should make a fine sidekick, as King has a great handle on his character, as seen in Robin War. Probably the best of the Rebirth issues.

9.0
Catwoman (2011) #45

Oct 17, 2015

It's sad that this is ending so soon, but there are some really great plot developments in this issue, and it looks like it's heading towards proper closure.

6.0
Catwoman (2011) #47

Dec 10, 2015

It's a very predictable and "safe" Catwoman story. The art's well-done, and the writing doesn't overextend itself. Nothing bad about it, it just doesn't live up to what came before.

3.0
Catwoman: Election Night #1

Nov 2, 2016

Oh look! Trump memes! So funny and political!

8.0
Civil War II #0  
5.5
Cyborg: Rebirth #1  
5.0
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

Nov 25, 2015

6.0
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2

Dec 23, 2015

5.0
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #7

Dec 30, 2016

4.0
Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1

Jun 15, 2016

Would have worked better had it not distracted itself with the tired "Jason Todd is violent" themes and focused on more on Batman's psyche. Also has trouble fitting in with the awful Millerverse.

7.0
DC Comics: Bombshells Annual #1  
9.0
DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1  
9.5
DC Universe: Rebirth #1

May 25, 2016

A very grounded and personal story that takes its time to re-unite the old and the new, while also delivering a metanarrative that reminds readers why they loved superhero comics in the first place.

2.0
Deathstroke (2014) #16  
8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #1

Aug 24, 2016

9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #2

Sep 15, 2016

Smart issue full of intrigue and espionage.

9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #3

Sep 28, 2016

8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #4

Oct 11, 2016

Well-plotted and paced, though it suffers a bit too much from exposition dumps towards the end.

8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #5

Oct 26, 2016

9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #6

Nov 9, 2016

9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #7

Nov 23, 2016

9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #8

Dec 14, 2016

8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #9

Dec 28, 2016

9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #10

Jan 11, 2017

9.0
Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

Aug 10, 2016

Forget the god awful Deathstroke runs of the past. This is a deep and challenging book that examines the morally gray role of a self-serving mercenary in a world torn by political conflicts. This is DC's top anti-hero book by far.

9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #45

Oct 17, 2015

Solid writing and characterization all around. Tomasi really knows how to make his characters come across as real people. A great Jim Gordon story.

9.5
Detective Comics (2011) #46

Nov 4, 2015

Excellent issue that brings in Jim Gordon's skills as a detective and experience as a father to light. A great little two-part filler arc that does exactly what it needs to do.

7.5
Detective Comics (2011) #47

Dec 9, 2015

The opening is a bit contrived, but the interactions between Grayson and Gordon are nice. This feels mainly like a bridge issue to set up the next major beat of the crossover.

9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #48

Jan 7, 2016

9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #49

Feb 4, 2016

5.0
Detective Comics (2016) #934

Jun 8, 2016

Has some fanservice, but overall just weak and clumsy dialogue. Easily the weaker of the two Batman books.

6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #935

Jun 22, 2016

A slow issue, but unlike other "slow" issues (see: Wonder Woman), but the plot has been utterly unremarkable. Second issue of this arc, and it's stuck with characters talking about their backgrounds to one another. And then throw in some Tim/Steph fanservice that seems to be in there just for the sake of pandering to Tim fans. Seems like Detective Comics just continues to be the "Batman book that's nowhere as good as the main Batman book".

6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #936

Jul 13, 2016

A slightly-better-than-mediocre Bat book. There isn't much to this issue outside of a plot twist that was telegraphed well in advance, and makes very little logical sense. Clearly the weakest among the double-shipped Bat books, but not quite terrible. Best treated as a fanservice book.

6.5
Detective Comics (2016) #937

Jul 27, 2016

Blandly written issue with very little momentum thanks to non-stop exposition

8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #938

Aug 10, 2016

7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #939

Aug 24, 2016

Some good stuff, some bad stuff here. Most of this issue flowed well, except for the contrived writing that leads to the cliffhanger. The only reason there's any tension to the cliffhanger is because of the rumors of a certain character being killed off. Barrows is back on art, and his work is considerably weaker than Martinez's.

7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #940

Sep 14, 2016

In some ways it delivers, but it can't help but hit some really tired cliches. The ending cliffhanger is a mess that brings to the surface the ever-present problem with Big 2 comics: that their individual stories are often getting derailed by the "big picture".

7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #941

Sep 28, 2016

7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #942

Oct 11, 2016

Overall, it's a decent conclusion to an underwhelming crossover that tries to be too many things at once. This issue provides a big bombastic finale but it isn't quite able to find its thematic conclusion. We're better off resuming the storylines of two excellent Batbooks and a decent Detective Comics run.

8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #943

Oct 26, 2016

A bit wordy, but a much stronger start to a new arc than previous issues.

8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #944

Nov 9, 2016

6.5
Detective Comics (2016) #945

Nov 23, 2016

7.5
Detective Comics (2016) #946

Dec 14, 2016

5.0
Detective Comics (2016) #947

Dec 28, 2016

9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #948

Jan 11, 2017

Best issue of Detective Comics yet.

8.0
Earth 2: Society #8

Jan 14, 2016

9.0
Earth 2: Society #9

Feb 11, 2016

8.5
Earth 2: Society #10

Mar 10, 2016

8.0
Earth 2: Society #11

Apr 15, 2016

8.5
Earth 2: Society #12

May 12, 2016

8.0
Earth 2: Society #14

Jul 13, 2016

7.0
Earth 2: Society #15

Aug 11, 2016

8.0
Earth 2: Society #18

Nov 9, 2016

8.0
Earth 2: Society #19

Dec 14, 2016

8.5
Earth 2: Society Annual #1  
7.0
Extraordinary X-Men #1

Nov 11, 2015

A solid start that doesn't move the plot forward, but does give the main characters time to settle in.

7.5
Flash (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

8.0
Flash (2016) #11

Nov 23, 2016

8.0
Flash: Rebirth (2016) #1  
9.5
Gotham Academy #11

Nov 3, 2015

One of the best issues yet. Maps meets a Robin, and is enthralled with a story about the first. Some major plot development, too.

7.5
Gotham Academy #13

Dec 10, 2015

8.0
Gotham Academy Annual #1  
8.5
Gotham Academy: Second Semester #2  
9.0
Grayson #13

Nov 3, 2015

Mainly a setup issue, but there's a lot of spywork being done, and several plot threads being lined up against each other.

9.0
Grayson #15

Dec 9, 2015

Another excellent issue that examines what it truly means to be Robin, and what Dick Grayson is willing to do to keep everyone safe. Each of the Robins is written very well, and gets time to show off who they truly are beyond a single dimension.

9.0
Grayson #16

Jan 27, 2016

8.5
Grayson #17

Feb 24, 2016

7.5
Grayson #18

Mar 23, 2016

7.5
Grayson #19

Apr 27, 2016

8.5
Grayson #20

May 25, 2016

Rushed, but ultimately a decent ending that ties previous threads together.

4.0
Green Arrow (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

Great art, but is stuffed with some of the worst dialogue imaginable, and forced shipping. It's unfortunate when a writer goes for fanservice at the expense of good writing.

5.0
Green Arrow (2016) #2

Jul 6, 2016

A typical "Oliver Queen loses his fortune" story, something that's happened again and again, heavy on narration boxes. Everyone you loved from the Lemire run gets character assassinated.

3.0
Green Arrow (2016) #3

Jul 20, 2016

A dull issue with god awful narration. There is very little logic in character attitudes, and the series continues to take a "tell, don't show" approach to the Oliver/Dinah relationship. Only propped up by Ferreyra's excellent art. Safe to say this is one of the worse Rebirth series.

5.0
Green Arrow (2016) #5

Aug 18, 2016

This arc really stumbles its way to the end. Dialogue continues to be overexcessive, and there are major gaps in the logic that dictates how characters behave. Percy's pacing problems from his previous series continue here. All in all, Green Arrow is a just a mediocre comic with good art.

4.0
Green Arrow (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

An issue of nonsensical monologuing. Easy skip

2.0
Green Arrow (2016) #7

Sep 22, 2016

Dull and pointless, this issue more or less cements Green Arrow as one of the worst Rebirth books so far.

4.5
Green Arrow (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

4.0
Green Arrow (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

5.0
Green Arrow (2016) #10

Nov 2, 2016

5.0
Green Arrow (2016) #11

Nov 16, 2016

6.0
Green Arrow (2016) #12

Dec 7, 2016

5.0
Green Arrow (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

5.0
Green Arrow (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

5.5
Green Arrow Vol. 1: Life & Death Of Oliver Queen

Jan 11, 2017

6.0
Green Arrow: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

Not terrible, but not great, either. It's an improvement from Percy's previous work, which was stuffed with shallow political analogies and unintentional racism. It's still full of Tumblr buzzwords, but it's not as bad this time. Tried a bit too hard to force the Oliver-Dinah relationship. Yes, we get it, DC. They're supposed to be "destined true loves". The art is the high point.

6.5
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #2  
2.0
Green Lanterns #1

Jun 15, 2016

Very clumsy storytelling and dialogue, and the dual narration simply doesn't synergize well.

4.0
Green Lanterns #2

Jul 6, 2016

5.5
Green Lanterns #12

Dec 7, 2016

3.5
Green Lanterns #13

Dec 21, 2016

5.5
Green Lanterns #14

Jan 4, 2017

5.0
Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

The plot of this was that two grown adults bicker like children... Outside of that, there isn't much. The Red Lanterns are evil again, completely forgetting Soule's excellent run (and the best Lantern run of the New 52).

7.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #8

Nov 9, 2016

8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #9

Nov 23, 2016

7.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #10

Dec 14, 2016

6.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1  
5.0
Invincible Iron Man (2015) #1

Oct 17, 2015

Really mediocre. Dialogue was very Bendis-y, and so inorganic. The art is okay. Feels like every other forgettable Iron Man story. Don't expect anything on par with Warren Ellis or Matt Fraction.

6.5
James Bond #1

Nov 11, 2015

Starts off strong, but suffers from some severe decompression with too much blank moments. James Bond acts more like Archer than anything else.

8.0
Justice League #45

Nov 3, 2015

Manapul's artwork steals the show here. The script is mainly a setup for the one-shots, but the art is just gorgeous.

8.0
Justice League #46

Dec 16, 2015

8.0
Justice League #47

Dec 31, 2015

8.5
Justice League #48

Feb 24, 2016

5.5
Justice League #49

Apr 27, 2016

A weak issue overall. This event started off strong, but is dragging its feet. Plot twists are haphazardly thrown around with no substance, and most of the characters are just standing around doing nothing.

5.5
Justice League #50

May 25, 2016

A dull and overly drawn-out conclusion that has to reiterate every little thing on the page, so that readers don't get confused.

8.0
Justice League #51

Jun 15, 2016

A good, fun lead-in to Titans.

4.0
Justice League (2016) #8

Nov 2, 2016

3.5
Justice League (2016) #9

Nov 16, 2016

3.5
Justice League (2016) #10

Dec 7, 2016

1.5
Justice League (2016) #11

Dec 21, 2016

9.0
Justice League (2016) #12

Jan 4, 2017

More interesting than the event itself, and the best "Justice League" issue of Rebirth.

8.0
Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth #1  
9.0
Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1  
7.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

Dec 21, 2016

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.

4.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2

Dec 30, 2016

7.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3

Jan 4, 2017

6.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Jan 11, 2017

7.0
Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1  
8.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: Batman #1

Nov 3, 2015

Interesting idea, though it feels like it hits some too familiar beats.

9.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1

Nov 11, 2015

Powerful issue that goes deep into what makes Hal Jordan tick, explores his drive and his flaws, and ultimately reconstructs him as a truly likeable hero in spite of everything.

7.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam #1  
6.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: Superman #1

Nov 11, 2015

Mostly mediocre issue that just shows Superman being a jerk. Doesn't bring in any new development for the character.

7.0
Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash #1  
7.0
Justice League: Rebirth #1

Jul 6, 2016

A straight-forward action flick. Hitch handles widescreen panels well, but struggles with close-ups and faces.

8.0
Midnighter (2015) #5

Oct 17, 2015

The plot and villains were forgettable, but the action and the team-up was a lot of fun. And that's what this book is: a fun action series with lots of snarky banter that doesn't make its characters one-dimensional.

9.0
Midnighter (2015) #6

Nov 4, 2015

Interesting twist that really solidifies that central message of this series so far: that Midnighter knows everything there is about fighting villains, but is weak and vulnerable as a human being.

8.0
Midnighter (2015) #8

Jan 7, 2016

8.5
Midnighter (2015) #9

Feb 4, 2016

9.0
Midnighter (2015) #10

Mar 2, 2016

8.5
Midnighter (2015) #11

Apr 6, 2016

9.0
Midnighter (2015) #12

May 4, 2016

8.5
Midnighter And Apollo #2

Nov 2, 2016

9.0
Midnighter And Apollo #3

Dec 7, 2016

9.0
Mother Panic #1  
8.0
New Suicide Squad #17

Feb 10, 2016

There's a lot of setup to feel like a #1 issue, but there's just enough plot and action to set a hook for the next chapter. Seeley has a strong character dynamic with a small roster, and Ferreyra's artwork is gorgeous.

8.5
New Suicide Squad #18

Mar 9, 2016

8.0
New Suicide Squad #19

Apr 6, 2016

9.5
New Suicide Squad #20

May 17, 2016

9.0
New Suicide Squad #21

Jun 15, 2016

8.5
New Superman #1

Jul 13, 2016

9.5
New Superman #3

Sep 14, 2016

Fantastic character work and world building here. Looks to be one of the best books of Rebirth hands down.

9.5
New Superman #4

Nov 2, 2016

9.0
New Superman #5

Nov 9, 2016

9.5
New Superman #6

Dec 14, 2016

9.5
New Superman #7

Jan 13, 2017

6.5
New Talent Showcase #1

Nov 30, 2016

Very little to take away from these showcases. They're all just lead-ins for hypothetical future stories that may not even exist. Good artwork, though.

8.5
Nightwing (2016) #1

Jul 26, 2016

8.5
Nightwing (2016) #2

Aug 3, 2016

8.5
Nightwing (2016) #3

Aug 17, 2016

Book of the week. Excellent character-driven issue that continues to explore Nightwing's psyche.

9.0
Nightwing (2016) #4

Sep 7, 2016

Explosive finale with a few interesting developments. Still very character-rich.

7.5
Nightwing (2016) #5

Sep 22, 2016

Maintains a consistent tone from the previous crossover issue.

8.0
Nightwing (2016) #6

Oct 5, 2016

8.5
Nightwing (2016) #7

Oct 19, 2016

9.5
Nightwing (2016) #8

Nov 2, 2016

9.0
Nightwing (2016) #9

Nov 16, 2016

9.0
Nightwing (2016) #10

Dec 7, 2016

8.5
Nightwing (2016) #11

Dec 21, 2016

8.5
Nightwing (2016) #12

Jan 4, 2017

9.0
Nightwing: Rebirth #1

Jul 13, 2016

Easily the better issue between the two Batbooks this week. Makes a clean transition between Grayson and Nightwing, while injecting the book full of heart, and keeping readers' interests.

10
Omega Men #5

Oct 17, 2015

Great way to humanize these villainous title characters. Lots of tension built up. The world feels even bigger now.

10
Omega Men #7

Dec 31, 2015

10
Omega Men #8

Jan 27, 2016

8.0
Omega Men #10

Mar 31, 2016

10
Omega Men #11

Apr 27, 2016

10
Omega Men #12

May 25, 2016

10
Omega Men Vol. 1

Aug 24, 2016

One of the best stories to come out of the Big 2 in years. It's smart, heavy, and doesn't hold the reader's hand, instead letting them project their own interpretations and ideals onto the characters.

9.5
Prez #5

Nov 3, 2015

Thoroughly entertaining, with a nice share of satire that sometimes hits a bit close to home.

2.5
Red Hood / Arsenal #5

Oct 17, 2015

Tries too hard with gimmicky guest stars. Dialogue is really bad with cliched one-liners bouncing all around (even worse than Bendis). It tries to go for an emotional moment near the end, but it fails because the narrator won't shut up. Surprised that this didn't get canceled.

1.0
Red Hood / Arsenal #6

Nov 11, 2015

This was really bad. The majority of the issue was just bland exposition recapping previous issues, with some low-brow jokes scattered throughout. A very amateurly made comic.

2.0
Red Hood / Arsenal #7

Dec 9, 2015

Easily the weakest part of an otherwise strong event. Characterization is very weak here, with Jason once again whining endlessly about how he never lived up to Dick. The Roy and Joker's Daughter adventure ended up being mainly pointless. Worthless exposition continues to be haphazardly thrown around the pages.

4.0
Red Hood / Arsenal #8

Jan 14, 2016

1.0
Red Hood / Arsenal #9

Feb 11, 2016

Bland dialogue that has to explain everything to the reader, empty plot developments, Jason being a self-insert character, and bad artwork. The usual.

2.0
Red Hood / Arsenal #10

Mar 11, 2016

3.0
Red Hood / Arsenal #11

Apr 15, 2016

1.5
Red Hood / Arsenal #12

May 12, 2016

Basically a badly mishandled ripoff of a Grant Morrison meta joke.

2.0
Red Hood / Arsenal #13

Jun 8, 2016

2.0
Red Hood / Arsenal Vol. 1: Open For Business

Mar 31, 2016

4.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #1

Aug 10, 2016

A Jason-centric issue that accomplishes what it needs to, but still relies too much on flashbacks and exposition to drive the plot forward. Soy's art does the heavy lifting here. Lobdell's dialogue fluctuates between passable and groanworthy.

4.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #2

Sep 14, 2016

3 issues in, this book is what it is: a character fan service book full with awkward narration and quips that aren't quite as funny as the writer thinks they are. There's very little in the way of a plot, conflict, and tension.

2.5
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #3

Oct 11, 2016

Laughably awkward issue about Red Hood projecting his daddy issues all around him. The eyeroll-worthy parallel that the writer attempts to draw between Jason's resurrection and Bizarro's revival would be comical if the writer didn't expect readers to take it so seriously.

4.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #4

Nov 9, 2016

3.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #5

Dec 14, 2016

2.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #6

Jan 13, 2017

4.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Jul 26, 2016

It's not terrible, just mediocre. Rehashes a bunch of familiar elements without adding anything new. Tries too hard for cheap emotional moments, but lacks the logical progression from scene to scene. The book's plot is relegated to just after-the-fact exposition. The characterization just comes off flat, and the direction seems that this book is going to just be a poor man's Grayson. Soy's nice art is sadly wasted.

9.5
Robin War #1

Dec 2, 2015

Strong issue that fleshes out all of the different characters that will be involved in the Robin War. Some (like Tim and Jason) are better here than in their own series. Duke makes for a strong and relatable protagonist. It's a considerable step up from Batman and Robin Eternal.

8.5
Robin War #2

Jan 13, 2016

Overall, it's a strong finish, despite a few loose ends not being completely addressed. The character arcs for Duke, Damian, and Dick are done very well, with their contrasting viewpoints of what the Robin mantle mean to each character. It does feel a bit rushed at times, with not every plot point from previous issues being fully fleshed out, and the artwork is inconsistent due to all the different artists. Still, it's one of DC's better events, and certainly worth a read (tie-ins notwithstanding).

8.0
Robin: Son of Batman #7

Dec 23, 2015

8.0
Robin: Son of Batman #8

Jan 22, 2016

It's an inventory issue, but it's an issue that nicely captures what this whole book is about. The character interactions are handled well, and Fawkes conveys a firm understanding of who Damian is, and why he's trying to be. The artwork captures the frantic action of the story well enough.

9.0
Secret Six (2014) #7

Nov 3, 2015

It's a clever way to tie the Secret Six to the supernatural side of the DCU. There's a lot to look forward to here.

10
Southern Bastards #15  
8.0
Starfire #5

Oct 17, 2015

Fun, silly, and light-hearted. Starfire is presented as culturally unaware, but still capable and with a big heart.

8.5
Starfire #6

Nov 12, 2015

A very action-packed issue that shows Kori's more heroic side, and what she's capable of when the people close to her are in danger. "Beware the nice ones" indeed.

8.5
Starfire #7

Dec 9, 2015

A fun, cute issue that finds time to amuse but also establish strong character work. There is a plot point that kind of comes out of nowhere, but the writers will presumably follow up on that.

9.0
Starfire #8

Jan 13, 2016

At its core, this book is slapstick comedy stuffed with visual gags and the occasional sci-fi action, but there's a surprising layer of maturity underneath. What seems like an obvious setup for a love triangle sidesteps the cliched drama, and all characters come out for the better. Differences between the characters' motivations are conveyed clearly without being too heavyhanded.

9.0
Starfire #12

May 11, 2016

A fun and heartwarming goodbye issue. Excellent portrayal of Starfire all in all.

6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #1

Aug 17, 2016

Comprises of two okay stories, neither of which are interesting enough on their own. The 13-page "main story" does barely enough to introduce everyone's quirks, but little else. A disappointment coming from the previous New Suicide Squad run.

5.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #3

Sep 28, 2016

5.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #4

Oct 11, 2016

6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #6

Nov 16, 2016

3.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #8

Dec 14, 2016

8.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #9

Jan 13, 2017

6.5
Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1

Aug 3, 2016

A serviceable introduction with poor art. The moral quandaries are displayed in full, and a bit on-the-nose. Not quite as good as the previous New Suicide Squad arc.

6.0
Suicide Squad: War Crimes Special #1  
8.0
Supergirl (2016) #1

Sep 7, 2016

7.0
Supergirl (2016) #2

Oct 11, 2016

7.5
Supergirl (2016) #3

Nov 9, 2016

8.0
Supergirl: Rebirth #1

Aug 17, 2016

A strong Rebirth issue that is packed with both action and heart, and plants the seeds for a first arc.

9.0
Superman (2011) #51

Apr 6, 2016

8.0
Superman (2011) #52

May 25, 2016

8.0
Superman (2016) #1

Jun 15, 2016

8.0
Superman (2016) #6

Sep 7, 2016

The plot and villain were rather weak, but this arc had a lot of heart overall

9.0
Superman (2016) #7

Sep 22, 2016

8.0
Superman (2016) #8

Oct 5, 2016

8.0
Superman (2016) #9

Oct 19, 2016

9.0
Superman (2016) #10

Nov 2, 2016

8.0
Superman (2016) #12

Dec 7, 2016

7.5
Superman (2016) #13

Dec 21, 2016

8.5
Superman (2016) #14

Jan 4, 2017

9.0
Superman Vol. 1: Son Of Superman

Jan 11, 2017

7.5
Superman (2016) Annual #1  
9.0
Superman Vol. 1: Son Of Superman  
7.5
Superman/Wonder Woman #28

Apr 27, 2016

7.0
Superman/Wonder Woman #29

May 18, 2016

9.0
Superman: American Alien #2

Dec 16, 2015

9.0
Superman: American Alien #3

Jan 13, 2016

9.5
Superman: American Alien #7

May 18, 2016

9.0
Superman: Lois and Clark #1

Oct 17, 2015

Feels like a proper Superman title.

8.0
Superman: Rebirth #1  
9.0
Superwoman #1

Aug 10, 2016

A fulfilling comic with a ton of story packed into 20 pages, and plenty of surprises. Art is very clean, and despite having so many panels, the storytelling does its job very well.

8.0
Superwoman #3

Oct 11, 2016

8.0
Superwoman #4

Nov 9, 2016

8.5
Superwoman #5

Dec 14, 2016

3.0
Teen Titans (2014) #15

Dec 24, 2015

Not a good issue whatsoever. While the main Robin War event has been good, the Lobdell-written tie-ins have been anything but.

6.5
Teen Titans (2014) #17

Feb 24, 2016

8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #1

Oct 26, 2016

Fun, vibrant book that puts the characters in action. Hopefully, it doesn't lose its spark with the departure of Meyers.

7.0
Teen Titans (2016) #2

Nov 23, 2016

A step down from the previous issues, both in terms of writing and art.

7.0
Teen Titans (2016) #3

Dec 29, 2016

8.5
Teen Titans: Rebirth #1

Sep 28, 2016

A fun and vivid issue that successfully captures the heart of each of its characters. A real glimmer of hope for the Teen Titans franchise, and a major step-up from Percy's usual work.

10
The Flintstones #1

Aug 13, 2016

From the same writer of Prez, Flintstones turns its premise on its head and becomes a sharp satire on the failings of modern society. A must-read.

9.0
The Flintstones #2

Aug 13, 2016

Consumerism hits bedrock. This is one of DC's best books, and is up there with Superwoman for book of the week.

9.0
The Flintstones #3

Sep 8, 2016

9.0
The Flintstones #5

Nov 2, 2016

9.0
The Flintstones #6

Dec 7, 2016

8.0
The Sheriff Of Babylon #2

Jan 7, 2016

8.5
The Sheriff Of Babylon #3

Feb 4, 2016

7.5
The Sheriff Of Babylon #10

Sep 8, 2016

8.0
Titans (2016) #1

Jul 26, 2016

7.0
Titans (2016) #2

Aug 24, 2016

7.5
Titans (2016) #3

Sep 28, 2016

6.0
Titans (2016) #4

Oct 26, 2016

7.5
Titans (2016) #5

Nov 23, 2016

8.0
Titans (2016) #6

Dec 29, 2016

8.0
Titans Hunt #1

Nov 3, 2015

There's a setup to an overarching mystery, and this issue takes its time, while dropping hints everywhere. It's a book to follow for the long haul.

8.0
Titans Hunt #2

Nov 18, 2015

8.0
Titans Hunt #3

Dec 24, 2015

8.0
Titans Hunt #5

Mar 16, 2016

8.0
Titans Hunt #6

Mar 17, 2016

8.0
Titans Hunt #7

Apr 25, 2016

8.0
Titans Hunt #8

May 18, 2016

9.0
Titans: Rebirth #1  
8.0
Trinity (2016) #1

Sep 22, 2016

A strong start that looks the establish the core dynamic between the characters while diving deep into their history. Very promising #1 issue.

8.0
Trinity (2016) #2

Oct 19, 2016

7.0
Trinity (2016) #3

Nov 16, 2016

7.5
Trinity (2016) #4

Dec 21, 2016

5.5
Uncanny X-Men (2013) #600

Nov 4, 2015

So much soap opera and mishandled subplots. The ending was solid, though.

10
Vision #1

Nov 4, 2015

Completely different from what you'd expect from a Marvel book. It starts off with a creepy suburban atmosphere where you know straight off the bat that something's wrong, and it pays off at the end. The most promising ANAD book so far.

9.0
Vision #3

Jan 7, 2016

10
Vision #4

Feb 4, 2016

9.5
Vision #5

Mar 9, 2016

10
Vision #12

Oct 26, 2016

8.0
We Are Robin #5

Nov 3, 2015

The series has gotten stronger, though this was mainly setting up Robin War.

8.5
We Are Robin #7

Dec 16, 2015

7.0
We Are Robin Vol. 1: The Vigilante Business

Mar 31, 2016

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #1

Jun 22, 2016

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #2

Jul 13, 2016

It's an origin story that's been told before, but the setting, characterization, and execution are done so masterfully.

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #5

Aug 24, 2016

Decompressed as it may be, there's a lot of character and thematic depth being explored here and Rucka makes each panel worth it. There's more substance in each issue here than there is in many other "quick read" books, like Suicide Squad or Red Hood or Justice League.

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #7

Sep 28, 2016

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #8

Oct 11, 2016

Great character-driven issue that lets the readers get to know Barbara Ann.

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #10

Nov 9, 2016

8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #11

Nov 23, 2016

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #12

Dec 14, 2016

8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #13

Dec 28, 2016

8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #14

Jan 11, 2017

9.0
Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1  

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