Bryant Lucas's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Dark Knight News, DC Comics News Reviews: 185
7.9Avg. Review Rating

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Aquaman (2016): Drowned Earth Special #1

Nov 30, 2018

"Drowned Earth" has been a wild ride. The creative minds behind this story have accomplished their goals. They have set up Aquamanfor its new writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick, while progressing the plot of Snyder's grandJustice League story. Although "Drowned Earth" has been slightly inconsistent in terms of quaily, the best aspects of this story are exemplified in this final issue.Aquaman/Justice League Drowned Earth #1is a well-crafted conclusion that highlights both the skill and creativity of the creators involved. It's definitely worth a read.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #1

Aug 29, 2019

This comic is well worth your time, as long as you've done your homework.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #1

Aug 29, 2019

Batman Superman #1is well worth your time as long as you've done your homework.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #2

Sep 27, 2019

If you like all things fun and fantastic, Buy. This. Book.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #3

Oct 25, 2019

Final Verdict: It's really good. Like – really.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #4

Nov 22, 2019

Final Verdict: It's good. Really good. Read it.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #5

Dec 21, 2019

It's worth a read " especially if you're interested in Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #6

Jan 25, 2020

Final Verdict: Read this one if you've been following the series religiously, otherwise you might want to wait till next month, which starts a new arc.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #7

Mar 2, 2020

In short, Batman/Superman #7 is a boat-load of fun. Williamson's script is fun and exciting. Derington's art is absolutely stunning. Essentially, this is an A-list team telling producing an A-list product. My only hesitation about this arc is that readers may find themselves minorly confused if they aren't familiar with Bendis' work on Superman. But, hey" that's comics.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #8

Mar 28, 2020

Overall, Batman/Superman #8 is a fantastic issue. It's short, sweet, and to the point. Williamson's script is fun creative, and lively. Derington's pencils are lively, fun, and fresh. Batman/Superman continues to be one of the best books in DC's roster.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #9

Jun 6, 2020

Give it a read. It's fun.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #10

Jul 31, 2020

If unadulterated fun is your thing, then read this book.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #11

Aug 28, 2020

Underneath the superhero shenanigans and pipe-like noggins, Batman/Superman #11 has heart. If you strip away the outlandish trappings and veneer, this story is about friendship and sacrifice. Williamson never loses sight of these characters' humanity, even if Clayton gives them alien-shaped craniums.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #12

Sep 24, 2020

If you aren't reading this book, what's wrong with you?

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Batman / Superman (2019) #13

Oct 31, 2020

No one should be afraid of this Riddler Robot.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #14

Nov 27, 2020

Fun. Pure, unadulterated Fun.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #15

Dec 25, 2020

Like much of Williamson's work on this title, Batman/Supermanis heart-warming and fun.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #16

Mar 26, 2021

Batman/Superman #16 is innovative, fun, and definitely worth your time.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #17

May 1, 2021

I'm running out of superlatives to describe this story.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #18

May 28, 2021

The pros outweigh its very few cons. Give it a read.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #19

Jun 26, 2021

Overall, this is another solid installment in a run that verges on being a masterpiece.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #20

Jul 30, 2021

Final Verdict: savor every panel of this title, for it won't be around much longer.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #21

Aug 28, 2021

It's one for the ages, folks.

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Batman / Superman (2019) #22

Oct 3, 2021

Final Verdict: Savour every panel of this book.

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Batman / Superman (2019) Annual: 2021

Sep 3, 2021

Overall, the Batman/Superman Annual 2021 is a nice capstone to a phenomenal, albeit brief, run. Yang was kind enough to give us a fun follow-up on some of the plotlines he established early in his run. The Pelletier/Grey team and Francavilla do a great job leaning into the film aesthetic that Reis established in the monthly book.

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Batman / Superman (2019) Annual #1

Oct 2, 2020

I cannot recommend this issue highly enough. It's borderline perfect.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #1

Mar 18, 2022

What we have is 32 pages of distilled nostalgia transmuted into a giant love letter for the world's greatest heroes.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #2

Apr 23, 2022

Nothing is truly perfect, but Batman/Superman: World's Finest #2 comes damn close.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #3

May 19, 2022

I had fun reading this book. Mind you, I still don't understand who Devil Nezha is, but I couldn't care less. I was too distracted by Waid rapidly bombarding me with new plot points and Mora's utterly stunning artwork. At this point, I'm assuming that Waid has an ace up his sleeve, but until he's ready to reveal his hand, I'm happy to be carried along by the spectacle of it all.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #4

Jun 23, 2022

Fun. Pure unadulterated fun.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #5

Jul 23, 2022

It's hard to find fault with Batman/Superman: World's Finest #5. The issue's well-paced and superbly drawn. Waid is an endless well of creativity and Mora is found of artistic beauty. I loved every panel of this issue. It's just that good.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #6

Aug 23, 2022

Batman/Superman: World's Finest #6 is a nice little side adventure; however, it doesn't really rise above the status of filler. It's a downbeat issue that seems irrelevant to Waid's overarching story. Moore's art is very good but doesn't achieve the same level of greatness that Mora's does, in my opinion. This combination of factors makes the issue slightly subpar. Mind you – issues 1-5 were absolutely fantastic, so the bar for par was set pretty high.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #9

Nov 18, 2022

Final Verdict: I cannot find anything wrong with this issue.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #10

Dec 23, 2022

World's Finest #10 is just absolutely fantastic. Waid's script is so much fun and will undoubtedly delight fans with the big reveal. Mora can do no wrong. His artwork hits all the right notes emotionally and is just a wonder to behold. In short this series just keeps getting better by the issue.

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest (2022) #11

Jan 20, 2023

The book is just flat-out good.

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Black Adam (2022) #1

Jun 30, 2022

Black Adam #1 is an excellent first issue, as it establishes not only the characters place with the DCU but also a conflict thats fascinating. Its obvious that Priest has a plan for this series and that Sandoval's art jives with Priests vision. This premiere issue delivers a complicated picture of a complicated character with a cliffhanger that will likely leave readers wanting more.

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Black Adam (2022) #2

Jul 24, 2022

Priest and the rest of the creative team forBlack Adam #2 once again brought their A-game. The book looks beautiful and it reads like a "smart man's comic. Priest writes with a sense of purpose and direction and it's obvious he's got a plan. Frankly, I'm completely on board for the ride.

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Black Adam (2022) #3

Aug 23, 2022

Black Adam #3 continues to be a complicated read. This isn't light reading material for poop sessions. No Black Adam is an interesting examination of one of DC's most complex villains, as it explores questions around science, myth, politics, and more. If you like intellectually stimulating comics, this book is for you. However, if you're looking for a fun punch-'em-up, I suggest you look elsewhere.

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Black Adam (2022) #4

Sep 26, 2022

Black Adam #4 maintains the high-quality writing and art from the previous three issues. Priest brings all of the desired intelligence and wit to the script, while Rafa Sandoval really knocks it out of the park with the art. If these two and the rest of the creatives on this issue keep up the good work, then Black Adam will most likely become a modern-day classic.

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Black Adam (2022) #5

Oct 24, 2022

The series so far has been steeped in mythology, theology, and DC comics lore/continuity. All of this speaks to Priest's greatest strengths, and flaws, as a writer: he doesn't write comic books but rather serialized graphic novels. Similar to the works of Grant Morrison, Priest's Black Adam will undoubtably read better as a trade paperback.

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Black Adam (2022) #6

Nov 21, 2022

Black Adam #6 is by far the best issue of the series so far. Priest does away with much of the pretense and convolution and simply writes an epic fight scene. As for the art… I mean, Eddy Barrows is Eddy Barrows. I don't think I need to explain the wonders of his work. The dude is a well-established artist with a well-earned reputation for quality. If you like anything mentioned in this review, (the titular character, Batman, Priest, Eddy Barrows, punch-em-ups, etc.) you will enjoy this issue.

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Black Adam (2022) #7

Jan 21, 2023

Overall, this issue is fun, but the series I can imagine is an acquired taste. Not everyone is going to enjoy its complexity

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #0

May 7, 2022

It's free. While I'm all prepped for the main event, fans who missed the entrees will be bagging themselves a treat. For those already in the know though, what do you have to lose in picking up a copy?

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #1

Jun 7, 2022

It's Dark. It's a Crisis. It's what you'd expect.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #2

Jul 5, 2022

Overall, the book is engaging and enthralling; however, I hope Williamson shifts gears soon because, right now, Dark Crisis feels a little scattered.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #3

Aug 4, 2022

Despite its uneven plot, Dark Crisis #3 is an important issue. Don't skip on it.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #4

Sep 8, 2022

Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4left me with some weird feelings. On one level, this issue was excellent in its execution. The story was well-paced, and the art was stunning. On another level, I disagree with DC's creative direction. The tension is palpable for me, as I consider the merits of this issue. Hopefully, moving forward Williamson will provide a clear and stable explanation for DC's multiverse. Maybe then this issue will go up in my estimation.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #5

Oct 5, 2022

Wear a neckbrace for this one, folks, because this ride is wild.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #6

Nov 9, 2022

Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #6 is grandiosity incarnate. The story booms with excitement and the stakes feel pretty high. While I'm not thrilled with DC's reversion to an Infinite Multiverse, I have enjoyed the ride so far. Williamson's script is heartfelt and thrilling. Sampere's art is fantastic. These two individuals make for a great team and therefore a great book.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #7

Dec 20, 2022

The issue is good, but the ramifications are frustrating.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022): Big Bang #1

Dec 15, 2022

It's a fun romp with major implications for the DCU moving forward.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022): War Zone #1

Dec 10, 2022

Overall, Blade: Vampire Nation is a different take on the vampire genre, as it feels like Robert Harris Fatherland, but with bloodsuckers. The story by Russell is pure crime noir. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that readers will enjoy for its many nods to some cultural touchpoints.

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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022): The Dark Army #1

Nov 24, 2022

I promise if you skip this one, you won't miss a thing.

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Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1

Jun 21, 2022

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1is by no means perfect. Nevertheless, it's a lot of fun. Fitzmartin's script leans into theDark Crisistheme of legacy, examining a subset of sidekicks that often feel lost in the shuffle between their Gen X and Gen Z counterparts. Braga's art is fresh and fun, capturing the overly emotive teenage drama of the story. While I was skeptical at first, I found myself excited to blast some MCR and read the next issue.

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Dark Crisis: Young Justice #2

Jul 21, 2022

Final Verdict: It's both thoughtful and engaging. If you like these characters, you'll enjoy seeing them in this title.

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Dark Crisis: Young Justice #4

Sep 24, 2022

Both introspective and fun; this issue's the best of both worlds.

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Dark Crisis: Young Justice #5

Oct 21, 2022

Final Verdict: it's a clunker, but still worth reading.

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Dark Crisis: Young Justice #6

Nov 18, 2022

The issue stumbles, but the series doesn't fall.

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DC/Looney Tunes: The Joker/Daffy Duck #1

Aug 30, 2018

Overall, TheJoker/Daffy Duck #1is a bit of a bust. Lobdell and Booth produce a sub-par issue that lacks the flare of DC's previous Looney Tune crossovers. While its backup story is brilliant, paying $4.99 for only eight pages of good storytelling is a big ask, as I found wading through the first twenty-six pages ofTheJoker/Daffy Duck #1a real slog.

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Deathstroke (2016) #36

Oct 5, 2018

Deathstroke #36 is a fantastic example of just how intelligent this series is. Previous volumes of Deathstroke have been the comic equivalent of Hollywood action blockbusters, focusing on Slade slashing his way through various foes. Priest's tenure on the title has been different, more cerebral in nature. With often oblique scripts, the writer takes on high concepts while making sophisticated social commentaries.

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Deathstroke (2016) #37

Nov 9, 2018

Deathstroke #37 is confusing but in the best way possible. It forces its reader to think and read closely. Priest pens a brilliantly bizarre story that challenges the conventions of normal storytelling. Pasarin, as usual, delivers some solid lines. For a medium that is often dismissed as peripheral spectacle, Deathstroke #37 is a fantastic retort, showing how comics can be intelligent art. This issue is a cerebral delight. Give this one a shot.

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Deathstroke (2016) #38

Dec 8, 2018

Deathstroke #37 is another brilliant issue in a fantastic series. Priest continues to deliver topnotch, cerebral scripting, while Pasarin consistently produces solid pencils. And whileDeathstrokemay not be everyone's cup of tea, the title's praises are well deserved. If you like to think when reading comics, check this out.

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Deathstroke (2016) #39

Jan 14, 2019

Deathstroke #39 is fun in a different way from previous issues: itmaintains the sensibility of a thinking man's comic while leaning into the absurdity of the “Arkham” plotline. From alien invasions to questions about reality to dual identities, the “Arkham” story archas been a wild, mind-bending trip excellently executed by its artistic team.Deathstrokeis a title that consistently delivers a thought-provoking script with Class A art. This one's worth a read.

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Deathstroke (2016) #40

Feb 8, 2019

Deathstroke #40 is not an easy read. The story is not straightforward and, in many ways, the resolution is not naturally satisfying. However, the convolution seems intentional in an attempt to create something profound. Priest's script has transcended the pulpy pages of traditional comics, passing into the realm of “Art” (with a capital “A”). He uses the trappings of Superhero fiction to tell an incredibly thought-provoking story about the nature of reality. While it may not be easy reading, Deathstroke“Arkham” is definitely worth your time.

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Deathstroke (2016) #41

Mar 8, 2019

Deathstroke #41is a character-driven, cerebral read. Although the issue isn't nearlyas high concept as the recently concluded “Arkham” arc, there is a lot to unpack. Priest depicts a complicated villain– one who at times seems to question the validity of his profession. Meanwhile, Pasarin delivers delightfully intricate pencils that capture the reader's imagination. Overall,Deathstrokecontinues to deliver brilliance issue by issue. Verdict: bring on the “Terminus Agenda”.

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Deathstroke (2016) #42

Apr 4, 2019

“The Terminus Agenda” started strong but stumbled in its second issue. Pagulayn's beautiful pencils are burdened with a script heave story that feels forced. The dynamic between the Titans and Slade is interesting, but little is unpacked in this blip of an issue. Hopefully, Deathstroke #42 will become more important as the crossover continues, but as for now, this issue comes across as aimless. Verdict: read this one only if you are already invested.

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Deathstroke (2016) #43

May 3, 2019

“The Terminus Agenda” was overall highly inconsistent. The ending was stunning – seriously the last page is a jaw-dropper. However, getting to this moment was a long and bumpy road. The story lacked a natural cohesion and at times felt forced. And while this tale will have some major repercussions moving forward in both titles, I've found myself more interested in the fall out than actual story itself. Verdict: read only if you're already invested.

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Deathstroke (2016) #44

Jun 7, 2019

Deathstroke #44is a borderline perfect issue. The script is fun in a morose sort of way and the art is excellent. And while this issue was fantastic, it'sDeathstroke #45 that has me excited, as this issue's ending sets up what should be an interesting story concerning Deathstroke's legacy. Final verdict: go buy this issue – it's worth your time.

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Endless Winter (2020): Justice League #2

Jan 1, 2021

If you've made it this far, ya might as well finish. If not... don't bother.

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Event Leviathan #1

Jun 14, 2019

Overall, this issue was great; however, I do have a cautionary note. If you are interested in jumping into this event, make sure you do some homework and read Bendis' Action Comics run. It also wouldn't hurt to read theYear of the Villain one-shot. Otherwise, you'll most likely be lost. Final Verdict: do your homework, and then give it a read.

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Event Leviathan #2

Jul 12, 2019

Buy this book if you like pretty art, but expect to be "wowed" by the storytelling.

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Event Leviathan #3

Aug 14, 2019

Final Verdict: Buy the book. You're gonna want to read this.

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Event Leviathan #4

Sep 13, 2019

Final Verdict: read it for the important plot beats, but don't expect to be blown away.

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Event Leviathan #5

Oct 11, 2019

Final Verdict: It'll make you want to pull your hair out, but it's a must-read.

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Event Leviathan #6

Nov 15, 2019

Final Verdict: Be prepared to be frustrated.

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Flashpoint: Beyond #0

Apr 15, 2022

Final Verdict: Flashpoint Beyond #0 is gearing up to be a solid series. If you like Johns' previous DC work, check this out.

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Flashpoint: Beyond #1

May 3, 2022

Final Verdict: It's well worth your “time” (see what I did there!).

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Flashpoint: Beyond #2

Jun 7, 2022

Flashpoint Beyond #2 is brilliant. Like many great pieces of art, it's a mirror of sorts. This story shows us the hollow abyss that is 21st-century modernity. Geoff Johns delivers one of his most thoughtful and dense stories to date, as this issue is ultimately about a broken man traversing a broken world. Xermanico and Janin work together seamlessly, illustrating an issue that is as bleak as its script.

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Flashpoint: Beyond #3

Jul 7, 2022

Final Verdict: Grab a copy of this and reflect on the nature of your being.

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Flashpoint: Beyond #4

Aug 8, 2022

If you like the larger Flashpoint timeline, then this is a great book. If you don't, you may be bored.

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Flashpoint: Beyond #5

Sep 9, 2022

Final Verdict: Don't miss this wild ride. It's a doozy.

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Future State (2021): Batman/Superman #1

Jan 29, 2021

Future State: Batman/Superman #1 is a mixed bag. Aesthetically, this book is fun and interesting, however, Yang's script is a bit of a dud. When DC announced that Yang was taking over Batman/Superman,I was excited, as he's a capable, creative writer. I have my suspicions that once “Future State” ends, this title will improve. Yang's work suffered when he wrote Action Comicsdue to editorial constraints, so let's hope that, once the shackles are off, Yang will be able to deliver.

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Future State (2021): Justice League #1

Jan 12, 2021

Final Verdict: Future State: Justice League #1 is ambitious, but it does a fairly good job of executing its goals. Give it a read.

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Future State (2021): Justice League #2

Feb 9, 2021

Only read if you're invested or enjoy being driven mad.

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Future State (2021): Batman/Superman #2

Feb 25, 2021

A bounce back is better than an utter flop.

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Harley Quinn (2016) #48

Aug 16, 2018

Overall, Harley Quinn #48 is unremarkable " forgettable, even. For those who love the title, this issue will scratch their Harley itch. It does what Harley Quinn normally does " but not much else. Sam Humphries and Alisson Barges serve up the same meal that made the title appealing in the first place. However, after five years of same ole same ole, this dish is starting to taste a bit stale.

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Harley Quinn (2016) #49

Sep 8, 2018

Harley Quinn #49is an improvement over the previous issue. It delivers a goofy plot with over-the-top, Looney Tune violence and uncouth comedy. Humphries and Borges seem to have found their footing after a stumble. If you're a fan ofHarley Quinn,give this issue a read. You won't be disappointed.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #1

Jun 27, 2021

Final Verdict: It's a great story, although I feel like I've read it before.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #2

Jul 13, 2021

Infinite Frontier #2gets many things right. Williamson's story doesn't dawdle, as each of his plotlines develops nicely, and Xermanico and the team continue to deliver beautiful, innovative artwork. Sadly, as I mentioned in my review from last month's issue, I feel like I've read this story before. It seems like DC's setting up another Crisis-like event for 2022, and frankly, it feels too soon. I know it's been seven months, but it feels like DC wrapped up Death Metal just yesterday. Whatever DC and Williamson are planning, I just hope that the next big blockbuster event will shed some of the Crisis baggage and do something different, but I'm not getting that vibe from Infinite Frontier.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #3

Jul 30, 2021

Final Verdict:deja vu… with a twist

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #4

Aug 19, 2021

This one is for long-time fans who love DC's rich Multiverse.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #5

Sep 3, 2021

This series is getting better by the issue.

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Infinite Frontier (2021) #6

Sep 11, 2021

Just read it " you'll thank me later.

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Injustice 2 #32

Aug 17, 2018

One of the greatest strengths of the Injustice titles has been their scope. Taylor performs a herculean task with ease, as he continues to flesh out this alternate universe. Injustice 2 #32 maintains fidelity to the core concepts of DC's pantheon while constantly surprising the reader with plot twists that could only occur outside Earth-0 continuity. It's a high octane, slam dunk issue that leaves its readers breathlessly anticipating what's to come next. Check it out.

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Injustice 2 #36

Oct 18, 2018

Injustice 2 #36is bold in its execution and grandiose in the best way possible. As the story begins to crescendo towards an epic conclusion, this issue leaves its readers desperatefor answers. Injustice 2 #36 isthe title's last monthly instalment before the story wraps up inInjustice 2 Annual #2 –which will surely be another amazing issue of this superstar title. If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and readInjustice 2.The ride is worth it.

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Injustice 2 Annual #2

Nov 23, 2018

Injustice 2 Annual #2is unexpected. It's not a grand finale chocked full of spectacle and bombast. Rather, it's something much better. This comic is a character-driven meditation on family and forgiveness. Taylor's script is emotional, pulling on its readers' heartstrings. Redondo's pencils are splendid, highlighting the gravitas of melodrama. In short, this bookend issue is brilliant. Give it a read. It won't disappoint.

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Justice League (2018) #10

Oct 26, 2018

Justice League #10is a fantastic prelude, setting the stage for what looks like a fun story. Snyder weaves a beautiful tale of intrigue, pulling on both Greek and Atlantian myth. Manapul brings Snyder's imagination to life with the artistic mastery of a comic book legend.Justice League #10is astoundingly fun and breathtakingly gorgeous. Also, did I mention there were Aquazombies? Check. It. Out.

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Justice League (2018) #11

Nov 9, 2018

Justice League #11is a dazzling tour de force.Snyder's bombastic script is fun and fresh, bringing a wonderful mix of high concepts and melodrama to the title. Francis Manapul might be DC's most talented artist right now, andJustice League #11 shows off his skills as both a penciller and colorist. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. I promise it's worth it.

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Justice League (2018) #12

Nov 23, 2018

Justice League #12 is a bit of a stumble. It pushes the narrative forward without the grace or precision accomplished in previous issues. Tynion's scripting is serviceable but distinctly not Snyderian. Irving and Redondo are both solid artists, but their work is so incongruous that the issue feels disjointed.

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Justice League (2018) #13

Dec 6, 2018

Justice League #13 is a nice change of pace. Although "Drowned Earth" was fairly well executed, the multiple storylines were taxing and at times convoluted. Justice League #13 is fairly straightforward in its composition and execution. Tynion's script is fun and fresh. March's art does a great job capturing the tone of the issue.

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Justice League (2018) #14

Dec 21, 2018

After so many issues focused on "Drowned Earth", Justice League #14 feels fresh in its shift in focus. It's nice to finally see what Martian Manhunter, Jon Stewart, and Hawkgirl had been up to on Thanagar. Justice League continues in its excellence, as Snyder's story slowly unfolds into a cosmic epic that will surely impact the DCU for years to come. Give this one a read.

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Justice League (2018) #15

Jan 13, 2019

Justice League #15reads like an addictive drug: by the end of the issue, you are going to want more. For those who are worried that the “Escape From Hawkworld” story would simply be a filler arc, lacking in relevance, let this put your mind at ease. This issue is yet again proof that Snyder and Tynion have major plans for their tenure on Justice League that will have cosmic implications for the DCU moving forward. Give it a read folks.

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Justice League (2018) #16

Jan 24, 2019

In short – the issue isn't accessible, which speaks toSnyder and Tynion's skills – or lack thereof – as writers. They don't do much to help their readers with these references – either because they lacked space or they didn't see the need. Either way, it's a deficit within the script. Nevertheless,Justice League #16is still fun despite its continuity baggage. It may not be perfect, but it's still worth picking up.

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Justice League (2018) #18

Feb 21, 2019

Justice League #18is good, but it isn't great. Although the issue provides some insightful context, it seems like Tynion is stalling, biding his time until the next arc begins. The last few “Legion of Doom” issues have been fairly good at striking a balance between plot and context; unfortunately, this issue leans too far in one direction. Luckily, the art makes up for some of the issue's shortcomings, as Ferry's pencils are fun and engaging. Certainly, this issue will become more important as the series continues. But for now – it just seemed a bit dull.

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Justice League (2018) #19

Mar 7, 2019

Justice League #19 is a brilliantissue that sets the stage for what will surely be a banana-nut-muffin crazy arc. They Synder/Jimenez team up creates an interesting dynamic, allowing Jimenez more control over the storytelling process as he pens and pencils each issue. If the rest of the “The Sixth Dimension” arc continues at the level of quality, it's going to be a fun ride. Verdict: give it a read.

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Justice League (2018) #20

Mar 20, 2019

Justice League #20 is grandiose and cosmic, yet simultaneously human. Amidst the high-concept, convoluted cosmology, there's a really beautiful, human tale about hope and reality. Justice League #20 has the emotional impact of Alan Moore's famous Superman story "For The Man Who Has Everything", but the issue's scope is much larger. It's cathartic to see the League happy after nineteen issues of tragedy and stress. And while the other shoe will undoubtedly drop next issue, Justice League #20 is a beautiful chapter that poses the question "What if everything turns out alright?"

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Justice League (2018) #21

Apr 3, 2019

Justice League #21succeeds on so many levels. It's both entertaining and thought-provoking. Amidst the cosmological metafictional bombast, there's an incredibly human story, exploring the morality of justice. Couched in quasi-religious terms, the World Forger's paradise and prison are possible analogs for both heaven and hell. Such binaries force the League to question the nature of Justice and the role it will play in the events to come. Justice League #21is a borderline perfect issue that couples creativity and amusement in a well-crafted narrative. It's by far the best issue in this arc so far. Verdict: if you aren't reading “The Sixth Dimension”, you're missing out.

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Justice League (2018) #22

Apr 19, 2019

Once again, the creative minds behind Justice Leaguedeliver a nearly perfect issue. Tynion's script is compelling, and Manapul's pencils are breathtaking. While some may have continuity qualms concerning the Monitor, for me these questions didn't detract from the quality of this fantastic issue. Justice League #22 is a wonderfully creative retcon that reimagines events of the past while propelling the current narrative forward. It respects the past while celebrating the new. Not to mention, the issue is twelve types of crazy fun. Verdict: Stop what you're doing, and GO READ THIS NOW.

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Justice League (2018) #23

May 1, 2019

Under Snyder's leadership, Justice League has once again become the cornerstone title of the DCU. This story is massive. Its implications reach far beyond the pages ofJustice League alone. While there's still a certain amount of mystery about where all of this is heading, there's no doubt that this creative team is building to something big. Verdict: It's worth your time and money.

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Justice League (2018) #24

May 15, 2019

Once again Snyder and his merry band of misfits deliver a fantastic issue ofJustice League.Moving forward “The Sixth Dimension” storyline is undoubtedly going to be a touchstone arc for Snyder's tenure on the title. And while this arc is starting to feel a bit long, such a sin can be forgiven due to the sheer scope and size of this project. Justice League #25 will thankfully wrap up this story. Hopefully, this team will stick the ending. Verdict: very good; worth your time.

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Justice League (2018) #25

Jun 5, 2019

Justice League #25is a peculiar issue. It is both an ending and a beginning. Readers are given closure only to have it snatched away. While the ending of the “Sixth Dimension” storyline didn't completely stick for me, due to Batman's bizarre behavior, the second part of the issue overshadows its earlier faults. Overall, it's a very good comic. It's obvious that Justice Leaguehas become the spine of DC's line. The book is building to something big. If you aren't reading it, you probably should start soon. Final verdict: buy this one.

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Justice League (2018) #26

Jun 19, 2019

Final verdict: good but not perfect. Still, it's very much worth a read.

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Justice League (2018) #27

Jul 3, 2019

Buy this book - it's important.

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Justice League (2018) #28

Jul 19, 2019

Final Verdict: do yourself a favor and buy this book.

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Justice League (2018) #29

Aug 7, 2019

Jarro is my new favorite Leaguer. Buy the damn book, and he'll be yours too.

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Justice League (2018) #30

Aug 29, 2019

Be prepared for war, because this book is FIRE.

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Justice League (2018) #31

Sep 7, 2019

Stop reading this review, and go buy this book!

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Justice League (2018) #32

Sep 20, 2019

My review does not do this book Justice. Get this title now.

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Justice League (2018) #33

Oct 4, 2019

Justice League #33 is a solid but not amazing issue. Snyder and Tynion's script is fun, although cheesy at moments. Both writers know how to plot a book, leaving the reader wanting more. The last page of this issue is a fantastic cliffhanger. With regards to Redondo and Sampere's art, it gets the job done despite its lack of pizzazz. Overall, Justice League #33 is a minor dip in quality, but it's still a pretty good issue.

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Justice League (2018) #34

Oct 18, 2019

Final Verdict: buy the book and savor every page.

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Justice League (2018) #35

Nov 7, 2019

Final Verdict: make sure you have a box of tissues nearby when you read this one. It's that good.

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Justice League (2018) #36

Nov 22, 2019

Final Verdict: You'd be silly not to get this one.

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Justice League (2018) #37

Dec 7, 2019

Justice League #37 is popcorn comics at it's best. Read it.

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Justice League (2018) #38

Dec 21, 2019

Get a box of tissues...and read this book.

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Justice League (2018) #39

Feb 1, 2020

It's worth a read, but go in knowing that you're gonna want more.

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Justice League (2018) #40

Feb 8, 2020

It's good, but don't expect it to blow you away.

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Justice League (2018) #41

Feb 21, 2020

If you dug the last issue, you'll like this one.

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Justice League (2018) #42

Mar 6, 2020

Final Verdict: It's fine, but don't expect this one to light your world on fire.

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Justice League (2018) #43

Mar 23, 2020

It could be better. It could be worse. But it's definitely readable.

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Justice League (2018) #44

May 13, 2020

Justice League #44 is a solid issue. Venditti's script is action packed and fun. Xermanico and Fajardo's art is fantastic and dynamic. My only complaint about the status quo for Justice League is that Venditti's work feels like a placeholder. It's something to kill the time until Dark Nights: Death Metal has finished. Nevertheless, it's readable

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Justice League (2018) #45

May 26, 2020

They're still stalling for Dark Nights: Death Metal, but at least they're doing it in style.

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Justice League (2018) #46

Jun 10, 2020

Final Verdict: It's fun but also meh. Read if you are okay with mediocre comics.

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Justice League (2018) #47

Jun 23, 2020

This issue is like the mead shot out of Odin's behind (look it up) " it's just bad poetry, in my opinion.

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Justice League (2018) #48

Jul 7, 2020

Read it for the politics " not the pencils.

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Justice League (2018) #49

Jul 19, 2020

Justice League #49is so much fun. I absolutely loved every moment of it. Si Spurrier is set to have one more issue, and I'm very excited to see how his story ends. Lopresti's pencils are good, and he manages to carry a story that's incredible. For a filler arc, “The Rule” is top-notch.

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Justice League (2018) #50

Aug 4, 2020

Justice League #50 is a mixed bag. Spurrier's script is really big " almost too big. Nevertheless, there's enough meat on the bone to leave most readers satisfied. Lopresti does his best to manage this behemoth script and his work is admirable, if unmemorable. Overall, the issue doesn't have a perfect landing, but it's good enough.

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Justice League (2018) #51

Aug 18, 2020

It might be filler, but it's not a bad read.

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Justice League (2018) #52

Sep 1, 2020

If you wanna see the Waynes get murdered again, then this is the book for you.

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Justice League (2018) #53

Sep 15, 2020

If you're reading Death Metal you won't want to miss this.

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Justice League (2018) #54

Oct 6, 2020

This issue's a fun read, despite its imperfections.

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Justice League (2018) #55

Oct 20, 2020

This issue may not be a grand slam, but it's a helluva lot of fun.

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Justice League (2018) #56

Nov 3, 2020

You might want some tissues for this one...all the feels.

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Justice League (2018) #57

Nov 17, 2020

If you're reading Death Metal,it's worth picking this up.

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Justice League (2018) #58

Dec 15, 2020

Honestly, this whole crossover feels like a cash-grab filler before "Future State".

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Justice League (2018) #59

Mar 16, 2021

Final Verdict: Justice Leaguewas billed as the cornerstone of the Infinite Frontier era in DC comics. If this is the direction they're heading, count me in.

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Justice League (2018) #60

Apr 21, 2021

If you liked last month's outing, this one won't disappoint.

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Justice League (2018) #61

May 18, 2021

It's fresh. It's fun. It's worth your time.

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Justice League (2018) #62

Jun 3, 2021

Both stories are excellent albeit somewhat slow.

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Justice League (2018) #63

Jun 22, 2021

Final Verdict: If you've been following along so far, you definitely want to grab this one. If not, you might want to wait for next month's issue, which should start a new story arc.

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Justice League (2018) #64

Jul 8, 2021

It could've been worse, but it could also be a whole lot better.

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Justice League (2018) #65

Jul 23, 2021

Final Verdict: It's a solid improvement.

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Justice League (2018) #66

Aug 3, 2021

It's good, but not without flaws.

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Justice League (2018) #67

Sep 7, 2021

Justice League needs a shake-up, a creative shot in the arm, or something. It's just feeling a bit stale.

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Justice League (2018) #68

Sep 30, 2021

Be prepared to pull your hair in frustration.

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Justice League (2018) #69

Nov 16, 2021

Final Verdict: It's time for some editorial intervention.

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Justice League (2018) #70

Dec 28, 2021

Once again,Justice League #70 is a mixed bag. Bendis' script is fine but unimaginative. The art by Hester and Erick Gapstur on the main story, and Sumit Kumar, with Jose Marzan Jr. on JLD is fantastic, even though the latter really deserve their own title. These are all things I've said before, and I have a sneaking suspicion I'll be saying them again. Luckily, DC has heard my cries of frustration, and it looks like they've hired a new creative team, which is slated to begin in April with issue #75. Hallelujah.

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Justice League (2018) #71

Jan 27, 2022

The book is nowhere near as good as a DC Comics flagship title deserves to be.

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Justice League (2018) #72

Feb 9, 2022

It's surprisingly good. Give it a shot.

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Justice League (2018) #73

Mar 1, 2022

Final Verdict: I'd grab a copy if I were you.

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Justice League (2018) #74

Mar 16, 2022

It's a muddled mess " as was Bendis' entire tenure on the series.

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Justice League (2018) #75

Apr 26, 2022

The book is a triumph and well worth your time.

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Justice League (2018) Annual: 2022

Feb 9, 2022

Be prepared to scratch your head and reread the issue.

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Justice League (2018) Annual #1

Jan 31, 2019

Justice League Annual #1is an ambitious issue, delivering a story as large and as complicated as any one of DC's myriad of Crises. Snyder and Tynion's story is engaging, creating a real sense of peril for the League. Sampere's work is grand, which only reinforces the scope and size of this story.Thisis a great issue in a great run. In short, it's worth both your money and your time.

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Justice League (2018) Annual #2

Sep 29, 2020

Unless you're a die-hard fan of Venditti's Justice League run, you can skip this one. I promise you won't be missing much.

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Justice League (2018): Drowned Earth Special #1

Nov 2, 2018

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1is another fantastic issue in a so-far fantastic crossover. Often crossovers like Drowned Earth suffer from an over-saturation (pun intended) of talent going in too many creative directions. Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 does not fall into this trap.Tynion and Porter pick up right where Snyder and Manapul left off, and the story doesn't miss a beat. If you haven't done so already, give this one a read.

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Justice League (2018): Road to Dark Crisis #1

Jun 4, 2022

You may want to save your money for the excellent Dark Crisis #1, which drops next week.

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Justice League Dark (2018) Annual: 2021

Dec 2, 2021

Read this one in about two months, and it'll probably be a better story and rate a higher score.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #1

Jul 9, 2021

Justice League Infinity #1 is a strong start for a promising title.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #2

Aug 4, 2021

It doesn't get much better than this.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #3

Sep 10, 2021

Final Verdict: This book is for long-time DC fans. Veterans will likely love it.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #4

Oct 8, 2021

This chapter isn't quite a misstep, but it's also not a homerun.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #5

Nov 4, 2021

I really don't know what more you could ask for from a comic book.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #6

Dec 10, 2021

Final Verdict: If you're a fan of the DCAU, this one's for you.

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Justice League Infinity (2021) #7

Jan 7, 2022

Overall, this series accomplished with the TV show could not – an ending worthy of the DCAU.

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Justice League: Incarnate (2021) #1

Dec 4, 2021

This debut issue marks the beginning of what will undoubtedly end up giving us a fun, Multiversal romp. Williamson and Culver's script is fun and exciting, and it ends with a pretty gnarly cliffhanger. While the art is by no means the most original or groundbreaking work ever published, it's good, which is about all one can expect for a book that features three different pencilers. Overall, the title is pretty solid.

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Justice League: Incarnate (2021) #2

Dec 23, 2021

Final Verdict: You might need to crack out a pencil and paper to take notes, but overall it'll be worth it.

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Justice League: Incarnate (2021) #3

Jan 7, 2022

It's big, bold, and beautiful.

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Justice League: Incarnate (2021) #4

Feb 2, 2022

Final Verdict: I could have been better, but it's by no means the worst.

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Justice League: Incarnate (2021) #5

Mar 2, 2022

Final Verdict: Don't unbuckle your seatbelt just yet… Williamson's wild ride is just getting started.

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Leviathan Dawn #1

Mar 3, 2020

Bring a pillow " this one is a snooze fest.

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Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1

Dec 14, 2020

Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint is a technically brilliant issue that would likely only appeal to those who are familiar with the original.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

Dec 24, 2019

Final Verdict: If you've been followingMetalandJustice League,you are definitely going to want to pick this up.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2

Jan 26, 2020

If you love villains being heroes being villains, then buy this book. Like - right now.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

Mar 1, 2020

If you've liked the past few years ofJustice League get this book.

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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4

Mar 20, 2020

As always, superhero comics seemed to be perpetually trapped in Act 3. There's always another chapter in the story. Love it or hate it " that's exactly what Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen has been: another Act 3. Nevertheless, it's been a good one. Tynion has once again proved himself a capable writer when dealing with a large cast, and Epting's pencils were a perfect match for this bleak tale. Overall it's been a fun ride, and Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 delivers.

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