Daniel Levine's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AiPT! Reviews: 51
8.2Avg. Review Rating

This is another well-written issue from Margueritte Bennett with two chapters on the online-first Bombshells United, but the different styles of art between the two chapters is jarring.

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James Robinson's 'Children of the Gods' continues with a strong mystery that also involves plenty of Wonder Woman action.

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Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica sounds as far-fetched as the DC Comics/Looney Tunes crossovers, but this comes together in a funny, surprisingly organic way for the characters.

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Excellent art and a really challenging villain makes this a fantastic issue. Deathstroke is a formidable opponent and the perfect one to explore Superman's vow not to kill.

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This excellent third part of The American Way: Those Above And Those Below brings the story together in a thrilling climax... and there's still three more issues to go.

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"Summer of Lies" continues with a mostly good issue thanks to the past scenes, but the villain's motivation is starting to sound familiar.

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James Robinson starts his "Children of the Gods" with a prologue to setup the big threat in this story, albeit without much action involving Wonder Woman herself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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