Daniel Levine's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 44
8.1Avg. Review Rating

10
American Way: Those Above and Those Below #1

Jul 11, 2017

John Ridley lays the groundwork for a second thought-provoking comic book series that proves even super powers can't fix society's problems easily.

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9.0
American Way: Those Above and Those Below #2

Aug 16, 2017

John Ridley continues his examination of America's struggles through the lens of superheroes in his worthy sequel to The American Way.

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10
Batgirl (2016) #11

May 24, 2017

Son of Penguin wraps up with a climax that makes Batgirl use all of her tech know-how to save Burnside in a fun way younger readers will love.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #13

Jul 26, 2017

Batgirl #13 is a fun one-shot proving why Batgirl is the most relatable character in the DC Universe. It's not a major story, but shows a fun side to Barbara Gordon.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #14

Aug 23, 2017

Batgirl #14 is a satisfying and often funny start to Dick Grayson's reunion with Batgirl.

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10
Bombshells: United #1

Sep 6, 2017

Marguerite Bennett picks up where the first Bombshells series left off, but starts an exciting new story for new readers to jump aboard, set in a different theater of World War II.

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9.0
Bug: The Adventures of Forager #4

Sep 20, 2017

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #4 continues Forager's bizarre, trippy and hilarious tip through the DC universe with an unexpected stop to save Deadman.

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9.0
Darkseid Special #1

Aug 30, 2017

Mark Evanier provides a great tribute to his mentor with this Darkseid tale that shows a new perspective of Apokolips.

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2016): 25th Anniversary Special #1

Sep 13, 2017

The 25th Anniversary Special is a hilarious, fun look at Harley's different incarnations with great writing and wonderful art.

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8.5
Justice League of America (2017) #12

Aug 9, 2017

JLA #12 kicks off a brand new story arc that answers one of the big DC Rebirth mysteries and does it with style.

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8.0
Manhunter Special #1

Aug 23, 2017

The Manhunter special continues DC's fun line of Kirby tributes by bringing two Golden Age characters together, but the Demon back-up is the best part.

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7.0
Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1

Jun 14, 2017

It's a funny special that brings the best of the two Martians together with several great Easter eggs for Looney Tunes fans.

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8.0
New Gods Special #1

Aug 2, 2017

It's an excellent tribute to Jack Kirby, with a fantastic lead story from Shane Davis.

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6.0
Newsboy Legion & The Boy Commandos Special #1

Aug 9, 2017

Howard Chaykin's tribute to Jack Kirby and Joe Simon's 'kid gangs' is weird and dark, and certainly won't make any new fans of the Newsboy Legion and Boy Commandos.

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5.0
Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #2

May 3, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Adaptation #2 is only necessary for those who can't wait for the trade paperback, since the added scenes don't amount to much.

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9.0
Super Sons #4

May 17, 2017

Super Sons #4 brings the first story arc to a fun end, keeping the series entertaining for younger and older readers. So yeah, it's really good.

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9.0
Super Sons #5

Jun 21, 2017

Jon and Damian take an important step in their relationship to creating a similar Batman/Superman dynamic, but not before they have some fun fighting in the Batcave.

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9.0
Supergirl: Being Super #3

Apr 26, 2017

Mariko Tamaki and Joelle Jones continue their excellent exploration of Supergirl's past when she was a teenager, not letting canon get in the way of their story.

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7.0
Supergirl: Being Super #4

Jun 28, 2017

Being Super comes to a mixed end, as Kara fights a stock Kryptonian villain to learn how to be a superhero.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #20

Apr 5, 2017

Fantastic art by Patrick Gleason highlights the first chapter of a new Superman arc.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #21

Apr 19, 2017

Gleason & Tomasi reveal that Hamilton County isn't as nice as it used to be in an issue filled with fun Damian/Jon banter.

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7.0
Superman (2016) #22

May 3, 2017

The third chapter of "Black Dawn" gives Lois' perspective on the action, with Doug Mahnke's art fitting the story's more serious turn.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #23

May 17, 2017

The "Black Dawn" story reaches an exciting climax with a dark issue that splits up the Kent family and finally reveals the big villain.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #24

Jun 7, 2017

"Black Dawn" Part 5 spills the big villain's elaborate plans, which Manchester Black needs a whole issue to explain. If you skip this one, you'll be left hanging.

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8.5
Superman (2016) #25

Jun 21, 2017

"Black Dawn" comes to an epic conclusion here and doesn't disappoint after the great first five parts.

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6.0
Superman (2016) #26

Jul 5, 2017

This is a skippable issue of Superman, published only as a stop-gap when the new "Road Trip" arc was delayed.

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7.0
Superman (2016) #27

Jul 19, 2017

Superman #27 is a character study, with little action and returns Supes back to his optimistic, boy scout mode.

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6.0
Superman (2016) #28

Aug 2, 2017

Superman #28 is good if you need a refresher on how the Korean War started, but not if you're looking for an action-packed comic.

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6.0
Superman (2016) #30

Sep 6, 2017

"A Minute Longer" comes to a rushed conclusion, forcing you to pick up the next issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps if you care about Parallax.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #31

Sep 20, 2017

The two-part "Breaking Point" delivers on the promise of Superman vs. Deadshot, while also giving Lois more to do than be worried about Superboy.

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8.0
The Damned #1

May 1, 2017

If Prohibition-era gangsters with horns sounds cool to you, the ongoing The Damned series is right up your favorite black and white, blood-soaked alley.

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9.0
The Sandman Special (2017) #1

Aug 16, 2017

Steve Orlando and Dan Jeurgens provide two tributes to Jack Kirby that fans of the King will love, while new readers will enjoy meeting a lesser-known hero.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #20

Apr 12, 2017

With a combination of great art and and a wonderful introduction to Circe, Wonder Woman hasn't stumbled yet since "Rebirth" and part three of "Godwatch" doesn't knock it off balance.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #21

Apr 26, 2017

The Truth begins to overcome its slow start, throwing Wonder Woman back into the action in #21.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #22

May 10, 2017

Wonder Woman #22 provides a quick background story on Diana's first meeting with Veronica Cale, but it's just slows down the "Godwatch" story.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #23

May 24, 2017

If you've been buying Wonder Woman since Rebirth started, you need to read the final chapter of "The Truth" to figure out what's behind "The Lies" we've been told.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #24

Jun 14, 2017

"Godwatch - Epilogue" brings Wonder Woman, Cheetah and Veronica Cale in a final confrontation where they come to terms with the consequences of their choices. It's an essential part of Rucka's run on Wonder Woman.

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10
Wonder Woman (2016) #25

Jun 28, 2017

Wonder Woman #25 wraps up Greg Rucka's run perfectly, with more fantastic artwork from Liam Sharp & Bilquis Evely.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #26

Jul 12, 2017

Fontana and Andolfo give Wonder Woman a fresh start with a decent first part of a new arc.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #27

Jul 26, 2017

Fontana and Anfolfo's "Heart of the Amazon" Part 2 delivers a one-note villain for Wonder Woman, but features plenty of satisfying action.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #28

Aug 16, 2017

Wonder Woman #28 features another strong script from Shea Fontana and great art from new artist David Messina.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #29

Aug 30, 2017

"Heart of the Amazon" has been a good exploration of Diana's view of the world outside Themyscira, but the story's lack of a strong villain comes to the forefront in #29.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #30

Sep 13, 2017

"Heart of the Amazon" comes to a strong conclusion, but the story can't escape the feeling of a rushed fill-in before a real major WW story.

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7.0
Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor Special #1

Jun 7, 2017

Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor is a fun one-shot, but you could wait for it to show up in a trade paperback.

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