Eric Shea's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Weird Science Reviews: 1218
6.9Avg. Review Rating

8.5
Action Comics (2011) #23.1

Sep 5, 2013

Man do I love Cyborg Superman, and the New 52 version is not letting me down.  I was really worried when I saw that the new incarnation wasn't Hank Henshaw, but as of right now, well I'm still worried but this issue was a great Villain's Month installment.  We get some post Krypton back story of Zor-El, and the machinations of a newly formed Cyborg Superman.  The artwork is great, the story was interesting, all I can really say is, check it out.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #957

Jun 8, 2016

For this first issue of Action Comics now that it's gone back to its classic numbering, Dan Jurgens is throwing everything except the kitchen sink at you in a wonderfully crazy way that somehow works beyond my belief.  I had so much fun reading this comic because it bridged the gap between when I first started reading Superman to what we're dealing with currently and by the time I was finished with it I had to have someone slap the dopey grin off my face because that's how happy this issue made me.  We've got great art, a story that intrigues the hell out of me so really, what are you waiting for?  Go out and get yourself some Action Comics already.  You won't be sorry.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #958

Jun 22, 2016

Action Comics continues its big over the top battle, but where the previous issue threw a ton of things at us, each more WTF than the last, this issue really only continues the fighting while giving us glances at the things we really want to see.  Yeah, it's still an enjoyable issue and has great art all the way through, but it just didn't have the presence that the last issue had that got me all ga-ga for Action Comics.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #959

Jul 13, 2016

Action Comics continues to give us over the top action and while it looks great with Tyler Kirkham rocking the art, it's starting to become a "been there done that" situation because on top of this happening every issue....... we've already seen this for the most part in the Death of Superman.  Even with that though, the mysteries of this series continue to intrigue even though the answers are being divvied out at a snails pace.  Hopefully the action can be balanced out better in upcoming issues because I just want more out of this comic......... but not from the art, that's right where it should be.  

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #960

Jul 27, 2016

While the mysteries of this book don't seem to be close to be being resolved....... or even any clues given, we do get more out of this issue than simple fighting, what with the inclusion of Wonder Woman and Doomsday now on the hunt for something to punch other than Superman's face.  The art in this book is amazing as always and while I can't wait to get some answers out of this book, it's still a fun ride along the way.

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6.2
Action Comics (2016) #961

Aug 10, 2016

While we may be leading to something in the next issue of this series from the events here, it seems like too little too late at this point because even with a new development added here, it's still the same old song and dance that we've been dealing with since the renumbering of this series.  On top of that I also didn't think that the art was as strong as it's been previously and while I've been hoping for something to change here, the art wasn't what I was talking about.

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7.8
Action Comics (2016) #962

Aug 24, 2016

Our "Path To Doom" story comes to a close with this issue and while all the mysteries that we've been dealing with might not be revealed here, what we do have is a conclusion that seems to have a ton of heart, great character work and awesome looking art.  Yeah, it's still a comic about Superman fighting Doomsday, but it seemed to work better here than it has previously and because of that when I finished this issue I had a smile on my face.......... I just would have liked a little more on the revelatory side of things.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #963

Sep 14, 2016

While you might have come to this issue looking for a Superman story, what you get instead is a Clark Kent story and that's probably more interesting, especially from what we saw during the last story arc.  I can't wait to get to the bottom of this mystery and hope that things aren't drawn out as much as they were with Doomsday because I can't wait another arc to get a dollop of information.  That being said, there was enough interesting things to this story to keep me upbeat and the art was great.

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7.5
Action Comics (2016) #964

Sep 28, 2016

The mysteries just keep coming in this series and while this might piss off some......... you know, since we're not dealing with the ones we already have, I found that the character interactions are what really made this story worth reading and why I'm not pulling my hair out about nothing being explained yet.  With that, I really loved the art in this book and kind of look forward to seeing more of Clark Kent in the role he's currently playing.

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7.5
Action Comics (2016) #965

Oct 12, 2016

Yeah, this issue adds more mysteries to all the ones we already have, but even with that nonsense, this is still an enjoyable issue that puts Lois Lane front and center and if there's something that I love from bringing this Pre-Flashpoint Superman family into this continuity, it's Lois Lane........ Well, really it's the entire Superman Family, but I love this Lois too.  The art is great throughout and I hope we can stick to this story for awhile so we can get some closure somewhere from Action Comics.

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6.3
Action Comics (2016) #966

Oct 26, 2016

While I was originally all about Lois getting some panel play in this series, this issue didn't really give us anything new and left a big question I had just hanging and it doesn't look like we're going to get any explanation to what got this arc started in the first place.  The art was fine, but this issue was just boring in the long run.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #967

Nov 9, 2016

While you won't get any real answers out of this issue to all the big questions we've had surrounding this series, what you will get is the beginning of a new story that really looks interesting....... and maybe the beginnings to some of those answers we so desperately want....... maybe.  We've got great art though all the way through and all of our previous stories converging here, which gets me pretty excited.

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6.5
Action Comics (2016) #968

Nov 23, 2016

While this issue is pretty much just a big ass fight scene, there are some enjoyable moments along the way and some excellent art depicting it all.  If you're like me though, you'll still be exhausted from all the fighting we got from Doomsday at the beginning of this series and feel that it's just a little overplayed here, while we're all waiting for answers to all the lingering mysteries left out there.  

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6.5
Action Comics (2016) #969

Dec 14, 2016

Not a lot goes down in this issue besides for getting a little background information about our Godslayer L'Call and what he's all about.  It's a tad disappointing that we can't find a happy medium between balls to the wall action and none at all, but we still get a book that's full of amazing art and even with my disappointments here, I still can't wait to read the next issue.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #970

Dec 28, 2016

There really isn't much to this issue besides for an extended backstory on L'Call, but even with that, there's enough here to enjoy and have a good time with this book.  The art is fantastic as always and even though there's not a lot of progression here, I'm still intrigued about where this story is going.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #971

Jan 11, 2017

While we still get a shit load of fighting in this issue, with our previous cliffhanger just being a clever ruse to buy some time, I like the direction that this arc is taking and love the fact that we keep moving between our Superman story and our Lois story....... because really, we have a lot of things to deal with in this series and constant movement isn't a bad thing.  The art in this issue is really enjoyable and I can't wait to see what else Jurgens has in store for us.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #972

Jan 25, 2017

We end our Men of Steel arc with this issue and man is it satisfying.  We not only continue to develop the story of human Clark Kent, but also get a intriguing conclusion to Lex Luthor's future despot possibility.  The art is great and my only real complaint here is the amount of time used to simply show Lex and Superman duking it out with their foes.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #973

Feb 8, 2017

We've got ourselves a duel story going on here and while I love that we're moving along at a fast pace to tell as much story as possible, I found myself mad that we couldn't focus on just one....... either one, it didn't matter.  The point is, they're both interesting stories that I need to have the answers to and I can't wait to see what we get next, especially if the art remains as strong as it is here.

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6.8
Action Comics (2016) #974

Feb 22, 2017

While I've been loving that we've been getting two stories going on in this title, I have to say that after the developments of this issue, my main focus on which story I care about has changed because after waiting so long to get an answer to a mystery here, things seem to be getting rushed to a conclusion and the story just feels off because of it.  The art is still great though and I'm still interested in this arc, I just hope that things can wrap up in a satisfactory manner. 

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #975

Mar 8, 2017

Well, we certainly get a reveal in this issue and while I'm not totally on board with it because it doesn't make sense to the timeline that we've been given, I'm sure a lot of people are all happy about it because it brings a legacy character back onto the page.  Personally, I feel that it cheapens the story overall, but with that I had a good time reading this issue and I thought that the art looked great the whole way through.

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6.5
Action Comics (2016) #976

Mar 22, 2017

Well, our conclusion to the Reborn arc is here and while we do get to see something new and interesting out of it, nothing is really explained about the hows or whys of all this going down.  Plus, it seems that the antagonist to this story really had no reason to be here other than to fix Superman's secret identity problem.  We did have some excellent art in this issue though and I'm eager to see if the writers of the Superman books will present us with something to make this arc more understandable because after getting all of this thrown at us....... I need some sort of explanation.

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5.8
Action Comics (2016) #977

Apr 12, 2017

While you won't get any real answers in this issue about what went down in the conclusion of the Reborn arc, you will get the setup for what this new arc is all about and it looks pretty bad ass....... Too bad that the majority of this issue felt like a re-run that you've seen a hundred times before.  The art was great in this issue, but the answers were lacking and so was my excitement by the end.

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8.7
Action Comics (2016) #978

Apr 26, 2017

This issue finally gives us the reveals that we've been looking for about how the Universe has changed in our post Reborn world and I'm intrigued as hell and actually think that the ways that the writers have used two histories and made them one is quite satisfying.  Yeah, we still have some inconsistencies, but I'm hoping they are explored further as the series progresses.  Besides all that though, the art was fantastic in this issue and the reveal of our big bad of this arc is something that I can't wait to read.

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7.8
Action Comics (2016) #979

May 10, 2017

Action Comics continues to delight, especially in the villain category.  That's right, we're getting bigger and badder villains with each issue and even the proper debut of one of my favorites of all time.  Yeah, it doesn't always make sense, but I'll go with it because I'm having a good time and having excellent art the whole way though doesn't hurt either.  

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6.8
Action Comics (2016) #980

May 24, 2017

This issue of Action Comics, while still enjoyable for the most part was really just a chance for Dan Jurgens to catch new readers up on who the villains of this story are and what their motivations for hating the Man of Steel stem from........ While giving us the original origin for Cyborg Superman instead of explaining how he became human for the beginning of this story.  That being said though, the art was great and even with the filler we got, I'm still excited for the continuation of this story.

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7.5
Action Comics (2016) #981

Jun 14, 2017

This issue moves fast as hell and doesn't get us much further than where we were in the previous issue, but it had enjoyable art and added a new dynamic to the story that doesn't bode well for our hero.  I liked this issue enough and had some fun with it, but in the long run I just wish we'd get more story each issue.

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6.5
Action Comics (2016) #982

Jun 28, 2017

This issue takes too damn long to get started because it wastes half the book it felt on making sure that everyone was up to speed with what's been going on up till now and the story suffers for it.  Yeah, it picked up towards the end and gave us an awesome reveal of things to come, but by that point it felt like too little too late for me.  The art was great though and I'm still interested in this story, I just wish it would pick up the pace a bit because playing catch up every issue is killing me.

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6.4
Action Comics (2016) #983

Jul 12, 2017

While we get to a pretty cool cliffhanger in this issue, everything else just felt lackluster in the long run because while we're supposed to be excited for the big battle against the Superman Revenge Squad and The Super-League, there really wasn't much there and the art was mixed for me because I wasn't a fan of how some of the villains looked and how the color in this issue seemed completely drowned out.  I hope things pick up in the following issue because right now, this arc just seems to be spinning its wheels and not giving us much, which seems crazy for how big it initially felt.

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6.4
Action Comics (2016) #984

Jul 26, 2017

While I enjoyed this issue more than I thought I would, there's still a bunch of problems with it in the long run and a lot of elements to this issue just came off forced to get us to a conclusion and setting all our characters back to their proper status quo so that we can move on from here.  The art was amazing though and there's a bunch to like about this issue, but overall, it wasn't the best conclusion to this arc.  

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6.0
Action Comics (2016) #985

Aug 9, 2017

The concepts of how the characters in this issue interact with one another comes off feeling odd for how much we've seen their relationship grow since Rebirth and while I wish that was the only thing that I wasn't a fan of in this issue, the art here wasn't that great either and at the end of the day I am hopeful that we'll get something memorable out of this arc, but sadly it won't be from this issue.

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4.0
Action Comics (2016) #986

Aug 23, 2017

Concepts are thrown out at us in this issue that seem to come out of nowhere and make little sense to me and if that wasn't enough to raise your blood pressure, it all seemed to be filler to get us to our conclusion so that we're all ready for Mr. Oz' big reveal in the next arc.  I wish I could say that the art was strong here to try and make this sound better, but that too was pretty weak and I walked away from this issue and and this two issue arc wishing that I didn't read it. 

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6.0
Action Comics (2016) #987

Sep 13, 2017

While Mr. Oz is revealed in this issue, which gives us a pretty cool cliffhanger, the rest of the issue just felt off because of the character's complete change of demeanor in everything we've seen up to this point.  Yeah, the art was great and we saw a side of Superman, which we rarely get to see, but overall, this issue just felt forced to reveal Oz, whether it really makes sense to what we've seen or not.

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5.1
Adam Strange / Future Quest Special #1

Mar 29, 2017

My score for this review is based solely off my interest in Adam Strange and this being the continuation of the Death of Hawkman........... so keep that in mind because I haven't been reading Future Quest and have very little interest in the characters of this property. So with that in mind, I really didn't care for this Annual because it did little for the Adam Strange character except make him come off really useless for the majority of this issue and really just stands as a stop off and single adventure for our hero before he makes his way back to the DC Universe. The art wasn't bad, but it wasn't something that I really enjoyed either and hope that this will at least do something for Future Quest fans because it didn't do anything for me.

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7.0
All-Star Batman #1

Aug 10, 2016

If you're like me, you've really been missing Two-Face in the many titles featuring Batman, but because this is a re-imagined version of the character, you won't find continuity continuing where we left off with Harvey Dent shooting himself in the head...... which may be a good thing because it's hard to come back from that, but I'm a fan of continuity.  Anyway, with that we have our Two-Face story and a backup featuring Duke, which while it looks great, left me confused as hell.  This is a weird book that I hope rounds itself out as the series progresses.

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7.5
All-Star Batman #2

Sep 14, 2016

While I found myself a bit frustrated at trying to remember when each event happened from this issue to the previous one because of all the jumping around in time we've done so far, I found myself enjoying this issue as Snyder doles out a bit more information about what our story is all about, while pitting Batman against some of his best, yet seldom seen rogues.

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8.0
All-Star Batman #3

Oct 12, 2016

All-Star Batman is somehow still kicking things up a notch after throwing the kitchen sink at us last issue and I'm pleasantly surprised just how intrigued I am at where this story is going.  Also, I found myself enjoying the Cursed Wheel backup more than I have here too because of how it's finally feeling like it's throwing Duke front and center and actually having things for him to do.  Sadly, I'm still not a fan of the art in this series and even though I find myself enjoying the story more, I don't think I'll ever really get into the art for this arc.  

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7.0
All-Star Batman #4

Nov 9, 2016

While this issue doesn't have the punch that the previous issues have had on me, there's still a lot to enjoy about it and a hell of a lot of action that just shows how prepared Batman really is for any situation.  Yeah, the backup still feels off, but the art there was probably the best I've seen so far.  All in all, this is still an interesting series, but by the end of the issue I just wanted more.

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6.5
All-Star Batman #5

Dec 28, 2016

We wrap up our "My Own Worst Enemy" story with this issue and while the interactions with Batman and Two-Face are pretty great, I feel like the conclusion was forced a bit, especially with our side stories.  Hopefully we'll have a bit of a continuation with our revelations of Alfred's part of this story in the further installments, but for this there just wasn't enough to really get excited over.  The biggest problem I have with this issue and really the whole story arc is the art, but even with that this was a decent arc that kept me entertained and intrigued along the way and I can't wait to see what we get next.

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8.0
All-Star Batman #6

Jan 11, 2017

I have to say that this installment to All-Star Batman is probably the most interesting it's been with not only the storytelling, but also the visuals that are depicting it......... Not to mention, it also brings us Mr. Freeze and who doesn't want more Mr. Freeze in their life?  We've got a really "cool" story with Freeze and probably the best chapter of the Cursed Wheel backup that we've gotten so far that seems to promise that we'll get some definitive answers about where Duke belongs in the Bat Family and what his name will be.

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7.0
All-Star Batman #7

Feb 8, 2017

In this issue of All-Star Batman, we got ourselves a really interesting look at Poison Ivy and the desperation that Batman's feeling when it comes to the events of this story arc.  Yeah, I had some problems with some of the art and the backup this issue, but for the most part I had a really good time reading this and find myself looking forward to what's coming next.

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6.8
All-Star Batman #8

Mar 15, 2017

While Mad Hatter fans will be happy to get the villain front and center in this issue, the overall feeling of this story that I walked away with was just confusion as we move closer to finding out who the real person is behind the events of the last few issues.  The art was decent though and I enjoyed the backup, I just wish that the stylized nature of telling this story was a little bit more up front so that I could finish this book not feeling like a big dummy about the events that went down.

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6.3
All-Star Batman #9

Apr 19, 2017

The ends don't justify the means with this one because while I enjoyed a large chunk of this issue and the art that accompanied it, I have trouble understanding what the point of everything we dealt with in this arc was.  Yeah, there were callbacks to the last three issues and explanations about them, but they don't really pan out for me and the parts of the story that I enjoyed the most had nothing to do with the whole of this arc..........and the backup to this issue was really disappointing for what it seemed we were leading to.  

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6.5
Aquaman (2011) #41

Jun 25, 2015

It seems like all our heroes in the Justice League are getting drastic makeovers this month and in a world where Superman's depowered and Batman's a robocop, it would be easy to overlook a character like Aquaman, but boy can I tell you that this is the most powerful Aquaman that you've ever seen........ It's just too bad that the story didn't do all it could to grab readers right away with a sufficient amount of exposition to make us at least feel like we know what's going on and the art really left me wanting more.  The power ups and the ending should keep you interested in finding out more about this story, but I can't help but feel it could have been better.

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3.5
Aquaman (2011) #42

Jul 23, 2015

Aquaman has a new look and a new mission, but I really don't know what any of that means because besides for what feels like only an initial idea about what this arc should be, this story doesn't seem to be going anywhere.  Pretty much if you read the previous issue, you're caught up on all the information that you'll get here.  Just a really disappointing issue with equally disappointing art.  Hopefully this series picks up from here on out because as of right now, this story does nothing for me.

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6.7
Aquaman (2011) #43

Aug 27, 2015

I have not liked this story at all, so believe me when I tell you that this is the best that we've gotten so far from the writing and the art.  There are still problems throughout the overall story that I hope get resolved and the art is something that I'll never be able to get behind, but both aspects to this issue improve from what we've been given so far from this creative team.  

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2.5
Aquaman (2011) #44

Oct 1, 2015

This book continues to be terrible and I don't know why anyone would continue to read it...... except maybe if you're one of those "the glass is three quarters full" kind of optimistic freak and you're simply hanging on to see if anything can be salvaged from this train wreck of a story.  So yeah, the story just isn't there and sadly, neither is the art.  There isn't a damn thing that is redeeming this story at this point.

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3.8
Aquaman (2011) #45

Oct 28, 2015

This entire issue of Aquaman felt really forced and when you really get down to it, everything our hero gleamed from his experiences in this story was all just him jumping to conclusions....... that's no way to tell a story, especially one as convoluted as this has been.  I can say that the art seems to be improving with each issue and thankfully, I no longer feel pulled out of the issue when confronted with a deformed looking hero.  Still some rough patches, but improving nonetheless.  Aquaman has just been a mess lately and this issue doesn't do anything to help that out. 

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7.8
Aquaman (2011) #46

Nov 26, 2015

Aquaman finally steps up in this issue and becomes something that I want to read.  Not only was the plot line spelled out for us, but the artist change really made this issue wonderful to look at as well.  For anyone who's dropped off of this title, this may be the issue that gets you back on board and don't worry about not knowing what's going on because this issue will catch you up and at least for me, keep you on board.  This is just a wonderful surprise that this series could rise out of the ashes from nowhere and be something that I'm excited about again......... Hopefully I'm not just getting over zealous here, but if the creators keep up what they're doing now, this could be something awesome in the long run.......... or until the story arc is over and we get a creative change....... Oh well, this is still a good issue.

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5.8
Aquaman (2011) #47

Dec 24, 2015

While you'll get the Justice League helping out in this issue, their inclusion doesn't do much but make you scratch your head as to when this story line went down because it's just a mismatch of New 52 looking heroes and DCYou ones, while other League members aren't involved at all.  Just another issue that's getting us closer to the end of the arc that spends the majority of it's pages showing Aquaman fighting his own people and while it wasn't bad and looked really good.  It just wasn't that interesting.

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6.5
Aquaman (2011) #48

Jan 30, 2016

Even though this conclusion to the Thule story came off very rushed and had little to no consequence, I have to say that I found myself enjoying it for what it was............ and while some of that might have been me simply knowing that this was the end of this story arc, it's still a decently fun read with excellent art all the way through. Don't go doing something silly like jumping on to this title here if you've been staying away, but for those of you who have been trudging through this story arc, it's a decent enough way to end it and knowing that we'll be moving on to something new next issue might hype that excitement up a little.

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8.5
Aquaman (2011) #49

Feb 25, 2016

Aquaman is back with Dan Abnett on writing duty now and the tone has seriously changed from what it was............ and goddamn, it is so enjoyable.  While we have a whole new problem rearing it's ugly head in Aquaman's world, it's almost dealt with as a non threat because of how subtly it's thrown in throughout this issue so that we could take the time and just breath and laugh with our hero and his friends.  On top of all of this we have great art throughout and while it may be a bit early to say........ I think Aquaman is back!

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6.0
Aquaman (2011) #50

Mar 31, 2016

If you're into big ass fight scenes and forced jokes than this issue may just be for you, but personally I found the whole thing just a little heavy handed in padding out this over-sized fiftieth.  Aquaman just repeated the same things over again, while fighting a big ass monster, but despite these things that I wasn't on board with, I found myself liking some of this issue and continue to like the direction that this series is taking.  Also, we have some kick ass art and colors rocking this issue so that doesn't hurt.

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5.5
Aquaman (2011) #51

Apr 20, 2016

While I loved the art and the colors in this issue, this story just seemed to stop in its tracks while our heroes made wild conclusions about the villain without much of an explanation why.  This is very dialog heavy and the dialog we get isn't really interesting and this whole issue just seems to come off as a way to prolong this story because we don't get any real answers to anything we had in the previous story, besides for the subconscious motives that our villain might have had about murdering folk........... but damn, do the artwork and colors look nice.

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5.0
Aquaman (2011) #52

May 18, 2016

Aquaman #52 quickly wraps up our Dead Water story arc so that we can get into Rebirth next month and because of this quick wrap up, this conclusion comes off really lackluster and just leaves things that readers might have been really interested in....... like me....... lie.  We do have some fantastic art and colors in this book, but besides that, there isn't a lot to get excited about here.  

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7.0
Arkham Manor #1

Oct 22, 2014

Now I can't say that I'm really a fan of this art style, but for the most part I can get beyond it and have a good time.  Only real thing I can't get behind is the way Batman looks.  Hopefully that won't be a problem in the future because I really don't like not likely the way Batman looks.  Does that make sense?  For the most part though this story actually grabbed me and I'm intrigued to see where it goes.  Not a shabby first issue, I just would of liked a little more background for the beginning of the story.  Go check it out and have fun wrapping your mind around something that sounds as ludicrous as Arkham Manor.

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7.8
Arkham Manor #2

Nov 26, 2014

It sounds kind of dickly of me to say this but I'm really surprised that Arkham Manor is turning into a story that I want to read.  I wasn't really sold on the first issue but after reading this I'm on the Arkham Manor trolley and it's weird but it feels more like Detective Comics than Detective Comics does.  If you were like me and not completely sold on this series, you owe it at least another chance and I think that this issue will change your mind.  Go check it out.

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8.0
Arkham Manor #3

Jan 20, 2015

This series is strange to me because from the get go I never saw how it could be an ongoing, but after hearing it was cancelled and knowing it was only going to be a mini, it really became a lot bigger in my mind and this issue really does a good job at solidifying that thought.  It's Batman locked in with the worst of the worst and things just keep going sideways for our hero.  I can't wait to see how this series closes and what it will mean for Wayne Manor.  Go check it out and add a great companion piece to your Batman and Batman Eternal collections.

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8.0
Arkham Manor #4

Feb 4, 2015

A lot of things are going on in this issue and I was surprised how little was actually about the story we've been dealing with.  Yeah, it's in Arkham Manor and has to do with it's residents but this issue seems to put the whole "find the killer" plot on hold until the very end.  Even though that comes off sounding like a negative, this was a really fun issue that let us explore the characters of Arkham more and gave us some insight into what will go down in other comics that deal with Gotham.

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7.0
Arkham Manor #5

Feb 26, 2015

While the hunt for The Spider comes to a close, Batman goes after what should have been the focus of this series all along with the deteriorating mind of Seth Wickham........ Which I'm all about.  For this issue though, the conclusion of the killer in Arkham comes off a bit anticlimactic and I just hope that in the final issue next month we find out more about The Spider because as it's been left, it comes off unneeded and really just a filler to get Wickham to be the main focus of the story.  Even with my complaints though, Arkham Manor still manages to be entertaining and if you've been reading so far, there's no reason to stop now.

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5.5
Arkham Manor #6

Mar 30, 2015

This was a very anticlimactic ending to a very strange and short series.  I don't know if this series had always planned on being six issues but for as abruptly as this ended........ I kind of hope not.  This has been a decently fun series throughout, I just wish this ending brought a little bit more to the table.

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7.5
Arkham Manor: Endgame #1

Apr 3, 2015

Arkham Manor Endgame does a capable job in delivering both an Endgame tie-in and an Arkham Manor epilogue.  While I wish that this would have had more to do with characters that were featured in Arkham Manor, Frank Tieri writes a fun escape story that is jam packed with Rogues galore.  The book suffers a bit due to many artists, but by the end I really got into it.  Finish up your Arkham Manor story and get yourself a different perspective on what's going down during Endgame with this issue.

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8.5
Arrow: Season 2.5 #1

Sep 2, 2014

Do you know what's good about this comic? It actually feels like the show and man was I worried that it wouldn't. As for the first chapter in a story, it's fast paced action and humor really grabbed me by the boo boo and made quite an impression. If you're a fan of the show, then this is a must and even if you're curious about it check it out too, because it's cheap and it's a great quick read that will leave you wanting more.

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8.3
Arrow: Season 2.5 #2

Sep 16, 2014

While not as impactful as chapter 1, this chapter did do a lot to continue the story and begin to lay out the pieces to this series and possibly the plot lines to season 3 of the television show.  We can only go up from here, so make sure you continue to read this title to get all the info leading up to the season premiere.

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8.5
Arrow: Season 2.5 #3

Oct 2, 2014

I've really been liking this prologue to Arrow's new season and it's felt so much like the television series that I haven't had any real complaints so far.  Well that's about to end, because while I've really enjoyed the art of the entire series so far, there was a glaring mistake in a couple of panels that completely ruined a good reveal and made me do a double take to make sure I knew what I was reading.  But besides for that, this series is really heating up and I hope it maintains the level of awesome that it's held so far.  Check it out.

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5.3
Arrow: Season 2.5 #4

Oct 13, 2014

While the art to this book is consistently great and really captures the look of the actors of the show, I really can't recommend this issue because it's a complete backtrack to show us the supposed origin of the new Brother Blood, but does it by just showing us what happened in an episode last season of the show.  I know these are short issues and there's a lot to convey in a small amount of space, but this origin seems like something that could of been said in a brief conversation, because really it's not all that exciting and definitely not the stunning origin that the description promised.  Hopefully now that this story is out of the way we can get back to telling actual stories that happened in between Season 2 and 3.

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8.0
Arrow: Season 2.5 #5

Oct 31, 2014

Like usual, the art in this book is great.  All the characters look like their actor counterparts and I really don't ever have anything bad to say about it.  For the story, well I'm really happy that shit is going down.  After last issue I was a little afraid that this series would continuously use flashbacks, but that doesn't seem to be the case and all my worries were for not.  Go check out this digital title as shit starts getting real from Starling City to Corto Maltese to Kahndaq.

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7.0
Arrow: Season 2.5 #6

Nov 15, 2014

As usual, the art in this book continues to be spot on and really does it's finest to convey these characters for the paneled page.  But the story on the other hand seems to be all over the place showing multiple stories and not hanging on one long enough to really get us hooked.  It's still fun to read and look at, but it could do more to really immerse us in the world of Arrow.  The highlight for me here was the short backup about the Suicide Squad's return and their mission to Kahndaq.  It's complete exposition but it really intrigues me to see the story that will come from it.

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8.0
Arrow: Season 2.5 #7

Dec 2, 2014

I've really been digging this Arrow series and while at times it feels like characters are thrown in all willy nilly, it doesn't really affect the storytelling.  They're there, we know that they'll have a part in the current season of the show, so I'm okay with it.  A little background never hurt anyone.  I'm still mainly in this though to see what we'll get from the Suicide Squad backup because that's been interesting the whole way and I kind of wish that they would of gotten their own comic because even though we've only gotten a page or two every two weeks of that story, it's been keeping my excitement going.  So check it out and see how our hero got out of the last chapter's cliffhanger.

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4.0
Arrow: Season 2.5 #8

Dec 14, 2014

With this chapter of Arrow we were presented with a story where nothing really happened and the things that did happen were boring as hell.  Definitely not a chapter of this series to gain readers and possibly one to lose the ones it had.  A boring story with a boring backup but I'll remain hopeful that the next chapter will put us back on track.  

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8.0
Arrow: Season 2.5 #9

Jan 17, 2015

Even though some of the drama is lost because of our knowledge of things from Season 3, the series really works well with the restrictions about what stories and developments it can tell.  The art is great and for the most part the dialog is spot on with what I know the characters to sound like.  So far it's been a really fun digital title and this issue is no exception.

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8.5
Arrow: Season 2.5 #10

Jan 20, 2015

This issue of Arrow 2.5 might be one of my favorites because it's doing it's damnedest to try and get us back to a straight forward story.  Recently we've had things happening that seem to be thrown in "just because" like Count Vertigo showing up for no reason, but here we have developments that should take our heroes from point A to B with an outlined mission.  It's just a really enjoyable issue and I can't wait to see what comes from it.

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5.0
Arrow: Season 2.5 #11

Feb 17, 2015

If you're looking for Arrow and Oliver Queen, you won't find them here.  This is a straight up story about the Suicide Squad and their exploits in Kahndaq and with art failing to live up to what we've come to expect from this series, this is probably the worst issue so far.  

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6.0
Bane: Conquest #1

May 3, 2017

I'm really worried that this first issue will turn a lot of people off because I found it to be a hard thing to get into, but hopefully the readers stick around because as long as Chuck and Graham haven't lost a step from their earlier days at DC Comics, this should be something totally worth getting invested in.  Too bad that doesn't show right now.  I loved the art and the nostalgic feels that this book gave me, but the story isn't quite there yet.

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7.5
Bane: Conquest #2

Jun 7, 2017

I was surprised with how much fun I had reading this issue for as straight forward and quick as it was, but we had great interactions, it furthered the story and had fun art all the way through.  Hopefully the series continues on feel that this issue had because if that's the case, this throwback type series may just become something that I look forward to every month.  

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6.0
Bane: Conquest #3

Jul 5, 2017

While this isn't a Batman story, Batman might have been the biggest problem that I had in this issue because the character just felt off.  Yeah, maybe it's a ploy for something down the line that our hero is just letting play out, but here he just didn't feel right and the rest of the story just felt lackluster from where we left off previously.  The art continues to be awesome and I'm still invested in this story, but right now it seems that we're just on a roller coaster ride, where the story just keeps making my interest go up and down.  

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5.5
Bane: Conquest #4

Aug 2, 2017

Where I was hoping that this series would finally pick up now that it seems we have the catalyst for the "Conquest" angle to this book, instead we see Bane playing games and losing at them, while we try to figure out Russian terms and slang.  This issue just isn't that interesting and while I continue to love the art in this book, the story already feels like it's gone on too long.

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4.9
Bane: Conquest #5

Sep 6, 2017

Bane: Conquest continues to disappoint in this issue because at the end of the day, nothing really went down here besides for Bane looking like a chump and no amount of him blowing through Russian bad guys is going to make up for that.  Yeah, the art in this series continues to be stellar, but that's not enough to make up for being bored through an entire issue.

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7.5
Bat-Mite #1

Jun 4, 2015

Bat-Mite is here and while it wasn't the laugh riot I expected it to be, it was funny enough and made me want to continue the Bat-Mite experience.  The cartoony style of art really worked in telling this story and the promise of more hero cameos in the future gets me really excited about how Bat-Mite is going to make his mark in this world.  Definitely a book you should pick up for a nice break from the norm....... don't worry, you've earned it.

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8.0
Bat-Mite #2

Jul 1, 2015

This is one of those supposedly "funny" books we've been hearing about lately and you know what?  It might as well be called UPS because it delivers........ You like that?  Bat-Mite's adventures in "fixing" heroes is hilarious here as we have Hawkman up as our first victim and Corin Howell's art is perfect for depicting the ridiculousness of this book.  So if you enjoyed the first issue of Bat-Mite, which you should have, go and get this because it's even better.

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9.0
Bat-Mite #3

Aug 5, 2015

Bat-Mite meets Damian Wayne....... right there should be enough of a selling point for anyone.  These two characters contrast so much, that hilarity just ensues and this issue quickly became my favorite so far of the series.  The art continues to be great and Dan Jurgens really hits a home run with the pairing of these two characters.  So much fun.

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7.0
Bat-Mite #4

Sep 3, 2015

Bat-Mite continues to be fun as hell, but sadly this story falls a little short when compared to the previous issue.  Yeah, I know you should base an issue on it's own merits, but it's hard after we had such a great pairing with Bat-Mite and Damian Wayne last month.  This is still fun and looks great though, but Booster just didn't have much to do.  The real hero of this book to me is Gridlock and after reading this issue, I'm rooting for the bad guy.  

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6.0
Bat-Mite #6

Nov 5, 2015

Bat-Mite is gone from our comic book shelves, but not from our hearts as we end this mini and even though some of the humor was hit or miss at times, I still had a good time with this series and this finale.  It's just one of those "funny" books that you could pick up and have a larf  with and not have to worry about any of that bothersome continuity.  Really, I just love looking at this book because the art team from beginning to end has been fantastic and all in all, I had a fun time with this mini-series and I think anyone would.

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5.0
Batgirl (2011) #24

Oct 9, 2013

This issue didn't bring us anything new.  We see some really fun action scenes between Batgirl, and the police, but after that it's just more misery.  I can't wait until we get done with this story arc, where we find out that Jim Gordon Jr. is still alive, or Batgirl just mans up and decides what she is doing is right.  All the self loathing has gone on to far.  because of Villain's month we were given a break of two months between issues, and I found myself forgetting where we were, and now next month is another break with Year Zero, which will make this story go on even more.  I just hope we can get back to a Batgirl that is fun.

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7.2
Batgirl (2011) #25

Nov 13, 2013

Yet another Zero Year Tie-In that isn't needed, but I found myself enjoying this story none the less.  Even though it's a pre Batgirl story, it feels a bit more like Batgirl then the current timeline.  Both give us Barbara without the Bat suit, but this one gives us less depression, and whining.  So win there.  All in all this story gives us a lot of inner monologue to the psyche of Barbara Gordon that will shape her to become the hero we all know and love, and the artwork surrounding it set the depressing, and hopelessness nature that we felt from the people of Gotham.  Maybe not the best Zero Year Tie-In, but it keeps you interested.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #26

Dec 28, 2013

I have really not liked this Batgirl: Wanted story arc, but this final issue has certainly caught my attention, and like Batgirl at the end, I finally feel hope again.  The real star of these books for me has been Alex Garner the cover artist.  Who has given me a new understanding in how good a comic can look.  So go out, and get this last issue of Batgirl: Wanted, which took forever to get to because of Villain's Month, and Zero Year, to complete your Batgirl experience.  But mostly just get it to remind yourself that new things are on the way, and we'll never have to see Batgirl going around dressed as a ninja again.

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #27

Jan 16, 2014

It's kind of sad how much I love this issue.  I has everything I want in a Batgirl title, a fun loving capable hero, with a grim dark story.  The only problem is it takes place in a dream world, and I'm afraid that it will have no bearing on future issues.  But my fears aside, this was a fantastic issue, and would recommend it to anyone, who has an appreciation for good stories.  By far my favorite issue of the new year, and I hope it continues in this fashion, dream worlds aside.

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9.5
Batgirl (2011) #28

Feb 12, 2014

Like last month we're given another tremendously dark, and moving story.  Emotions run high in this issue dealing with a new villain, and a little psychology into the character Strix, and what she must endure emotionally.  Simone, and Pasarin have given us a beautiful book filled with dark flawed characters, and I can't wait for more on this story.  Batgirl has taken a turn, and it's a turn for the better, where she just might become my most anticipated book each month.  Keep making me feel Gail.

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8.0
Batgirl (2011) #29

Mar 12, 2014

While it's not as good as last issue's beginning, this is a very good installment.  Only problem I have is Batgirl seemed really distracted in how good looking Silver, and Miss Targa were.  It just seemed out of character for how Batgirl is usually so focused on her missions.  It was out of place, and it kept creeping back into the issue.  But my gripes aside, I had a lot of fun reading this issue, and the series seems to be bringing some fun back into the title.  Which is all I asked for during the Batgirl: Wanted story.  So eat some garlic, cover your neck, and dive into a this month's Batgirl.

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5.0
Batgirl (2011) #30

Apr 9, 2014

Well I really don't know what to make of this Batgirl story.  It was chock full of possible spoilers to the conclusion of Forever Evil which is annoying, and seemed to only work as a way to piss people off.  While this is only a filler issue, it takes us back to the dark depressing time of Batgirl Wanted, and I really wish I hadn't just read this issue.  Nothing was really here to satisfy my Batgirl hunger, and left me really disappointed.  So read at your own discretion.  

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #31

May 19, 2014

Now I enjoyed this issue, but it seemed a bit to cut and dry.  Now this just might be the beginning of things, but reading the issue it just comes off more of a one shot then something to get excited about in the future.  But I enjoyed it, and hope to see Ragdoll again some time soon.  

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7.5
Batgirl (2011) #32

Jun 14, 2014

We've been dealing with a lot of dark and paranormal type stories lately in Batgirl, but it's time to get back to the mission.  This issue begins what should be a really interesting battle between our hero Batgirl and her New 52 nemesis Knightfall.  I can't wait, and even though this wasn't the most exciting issue of the series, it sure gets you ready for what's to come.  So check it out, and make sure to continue because shit's getting real for Batgirl.

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8.0
Batgirl (2011) #33

Jul 10, 2014

It looks like Barbara has snapped back to the angry woman I thought we had seen the last of.  Well traces of her at least.  While the issue starts out with raging Barbara, by the end she's back to the calculating cool headed hero I want her to be.  With this being the setup for the main fight next issue, I have to say that Simone did a great job keeping me entertained, and getting all that bothersome exposition out of the way in a interesting way.  So while this is a good issue, it just wets your palate for what's to come next.  Check it out so you're not left in the dark for the next issue..

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9.0
Batgirl (2011) #34

Aug 14, 2014

I really dug Gail Simone's farewell to her run here.  Creating a massive scenario dealing with Barbara's primary big bad since the start of the run and leaving our hero with a new personal outlook on life.  It's just a wonderful issue and I'm really sad to see Simone go.  So if you've been a fan of this run, you'll definitely want to check this one out, because the feel is there and also some badass action that will keep your peepers glued to the pages.  Go get it!

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3.0
Batgirl (2011) #35

Oct 9, 2014

So that's the new Batgirl........ Man if this is what comics will one day become, then I'm out.  All the trendy hipster talk, all the girls with their upwards inflection in everything that they said....... Was that just me?  Oh and why does everything have to revolve around texting and the interwebs?  Yes I know people enjoy those things but they don't like them drilled into their freaking skulls............ I get it you're hip and modern.  Damn was I unhappy with this issue and I haven't even brought up the Riverdale style of art.   Guess what?  I don't like it.  It's just like a fanboy to hate new things and new takes on the things that they love, but I don't think that's the case here and I hope it doesn't last too much longer.

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3.5
Batgirl (2011) #36

Nov 12, 2014

While I came into this book with an open mind and tried to put away my hate for last month's issue, this comic just wouldn't let me.  Everything I hated about the last issue was present here and I really can't recommend this book to anyone.  I'll lay off on the art because it's Babs Tarr's style and as her style, it's fine but it just doesn't work in Batgirl.  Barbara Gordon has been turned from a strong female character to one that is just embarrassing.  RIP Batgirl.

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5.0
Batgirl (2011) #37

Dec 11, 2014

I continue to wonder what anyone can see and enjoy with this direction of Batgirl.  I don't know if I'm just too old to get it or if I'm too stuck in my ways and just want what I know because I don't think I'll ever be able to get into this style of the book.  It's just become a girl in a cowl that does stuff online and that's not a superhero to me.  I do have to say that this issue did have one of the most powerful panels in any issue of Batgirl I've ever seen and I have to give the creators credit where it's due, but even being haunted by that image (in a good way), it doesn't make this book good.

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2.5
Batgirl (2011) #38

Jan 15, 2015

There has got to be some grand design to this series where the writers will bring Batgirl back to her former glory at some point because as of right now it seems that she keeps getting worse and worse and I never thought that I could hate Batgirl.  Everyone seems to love this new take on the character and how young and carefree she's become but all I see with each issue is another way to show how Barbara has become a thrill seeking, selfish, celebrity wannabe brat.  There's no redeeming quality to this issue and all it seems to accomplish is to alienate the people that loved the character and the idea of a strong female lead.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #39

Feb 19, 2015

I have been a avid hater of this new take on Batgirl, so it surprised the hell out of me that when I finished this issue that I didn't hate it.  Yeah, it still has some problems in the way that Batgirl is presented but it really does it's damnedest to try and tell us that Barbara Gordon is on her way back to the character that we all knew and loved.  So yeah, that's pretty awesome.  Add that to a mind blowing cliffhanger and you have yourself the best issue of Batgirl of Burnside.

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7.0
Batgirl (2011) #40

Mar 18, 2015

Finally the issue I've been waiting for.  Batgirl has put her need to take selfies and becoming a internet celebrity behind her as she acts like the hero she's supposed to be and man am I happy about that.  A really nice conclusion to this story arc that has had me grinding my teeth at every issue but here it feels like the tone has finally shifted and this version of Batgirl might be something that I can finally get behind.......... Hopefully.

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5.8
Batgirl (2011) Annual #2

May 5, 2014

This was a very different kind of story than I was expecting when I first picked it up.  While I admire the emotional arc the story took, I ultimately wasn't a fan, and thought it was a strange way to redeem Poison Ivy of betraying her team way back when.  It takes a long time, and a lot of dead bodies to get to Ivy having emotions, and Batgirl accepting her roommates trust in people.  While I would love to say that the art is a plus in the issue I can't and felt that Ivy just looked strange, and Batgirl seemed to have spasms and facial tics the entire issue.  I'm sure a lot of people will love this emotionally charged story, but it just didn't do it for me.

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6.0
Batgirl (2011): Endgame #1

Mar 19, 2015

While I don't understand the point of this being a silent issue, it was welcomed because the art in this issue was just fantastic.  If you need to get all of the issues that are sporting the Endgame title, then this doesn't really matter because you're going to pick it up anyway, but this is such a quick read that I don't really see the point of it.

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9.5
Batgirl (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 10, 2014

This was a brilliant ending to Simone's run on Batgirl and the accompanying artwork by Javier Garron fit this issue like a glove.  It was a action packed, tear jerking, love provoking finale that we normally could only hope for.  Just a joy to read and emotionally jarring to know that it's the end.  Definitely something you will need to read for Futures End, because it's definitely one of the best this event has had to offer so far.  Check it out.

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6.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

Aug 17, 2016

This installment of Batgirl and The Birds of Prey doesn't have the same impact on me that the previous issue had and that's because both the writing and the art seemed to be off a bit from what we got for the Rebirth issue........ Not to mention our heroes acting really strange when presented with a crime.  Overall, I still look forward to this series, I just hope that it picks up from here.

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7.8
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

Sep 14, 2016

While we do get some action in this issue, the places where this shines is the calm moments, where we get to take a look into the mindset of our heroes and see if they truly are in over their heads.  The art works really great and the colors really shine through the darkness and I find myself really caring about Batgirl taking down the person who stole her old persona. 

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5.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3

Oct 12, 2016

The action and the dialog in this issue felt really off from the get go and we get really nothing to move this story forward from what's presented here. With all of that, the art in this issue isn't really to my liking either and ultimately I find myself just being disappointed with this series.

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5.8
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #4

Nov 9, 2016

Batgirl and The Birds of Prey still doesn't feel like that strong of a comic and even though I enjoyed getting some backstory in this issue concerning Huntress' motivations, the rest of the issue just wasn't that interesting. Luckily, this issue looked great though and was probably some of the strongest art that we've seen in this series.

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7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

Dec 14, 2016

While I'm still struggling to enjoy this series, I have to say that this issue was a breath of fresh air with its inside meta jokes and also because it answered one of the many questions that we've had with this jam packed first arc.  The art looked great and I find myself for the first time looking forward to what the next issue will bring.

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5.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6

Jan 11, 2017

While pretty much everything with Huntress is decent in this issue, that's about as far as I can go with complimentary aspects to this book...... well, that and most of the art is okay, but even that has problems throughout and overall, this story just seemed to be here to get the Birds team to constantly fight some Snake-Men and crack wise about the situations they were in.  I really hope this series gets better because I really want to like it, it's just hard to right now.

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5.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7

Feb 8, 2017

While we did solve a mystery that's been looming in the background of this series since it started, the entire issue surrounding it really gave us nothing.  The book did pick up at the end for me and I found myself really enjoying the art, but the story just doesn't seem to be there.

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6.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #8

Mar 8, 2017

While things still seem a bit clunky in the storytelling of this series, I do have to say that I am interested to see how the guest star of this arc plays with our Birds team and that I really enjoyed the art in this issue.  

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7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #9

Apr 12, 2017

While we spend a lot of time dealing with a training montage, I really found myself having a good time with this issue and look forward to seeing what we get in the next installment......... Yeah, that's mostly due to a bad ass cliffhanger, but I'll take what I can get from this series.  The art was decent throughout and I'm happy to finally get excited from this series.

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6.3
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10

May 10, 2017

Birds of Prey continues to be a so-so book that gives you a pretty straight forward story with not a lot of stakes involved, making it seem less important when compared to other DC books.  That being said, it's not a bad issue and the art really works for these characters.  

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5.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #11

Jun 14, 2017

While I wanted to really like this issue because of how I thought the series had been getting better, overall it turned out to be pretty weak sauce that gave us some more backstory to one of our characters until completely switching gears to become something else that doesn't jive with what's going on in other DC books right now.  The art in this book is still great, but the story came off kind of boring and even tried to force a mental health PSA into the middle of it that just felt odd as hell. 

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7.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #12

Jul 12, 2017

This issue of Birds actually gets me really excited because it feels like the biggest story we've gotten from this series so far and I love the inclusion of all the characters........ even if Catwoman feels off.  The art is great and I'm happy to be excited for whatever we get next out of this arc.  

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5.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #13

Aug 8, 2017

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey continues to underwhelm as its story and art feel uneven as hell.  Yeah, we had an art change in this book, which is understandable, but for where our heroes end up at the end of this issue, you'd never know that shit was just getting real at the beginning of it and everything just ends up feeling like it doesn't belong with the rest of the books coming out of DC right now.

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5.5
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

Sep 13, 2017

While this had the initial promise of being a fun one-shot, by the end, it just became a silly story that didn't really go anywhere and didn't make any sense from what we got within it.  The art was decent though, but ultimately, this is a story that no one really needs to read because it's not important and it's just not as fun as it should have been.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1

Jul 20, 2016

Batgirl and The Birds of Prey comes out swinging in this Rebirth issue by catching new readers up to speed about our heroes and their working relationship, while creating a threat that is so close to home that the only resolution is getting the band back together to deal with it.  The art works great depicting these characters, who are fresh out of their own titles, which had unique art styles and this issue does them both justice in creating a similar style, while making this their own.  I really look forward to continuing Birds of Prey and I think everyone should give it a shot.

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7.5
Batman '66 #66

Aug 9, 2015

The introduction of Bane to this series is a stroke of genius because even people who aren't fans of the original television show will want to check out his inclusion and the re-imagining of the character.  With that though, you still have all the Batman '66 style goodness that you love and have come to expect from this series.  I don't know if this story will be something great by the end, but as of right now, Jeff Parker has my attention.

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8.0
Batman '66 #67

Aug 22, 2015

You get so many different versions of Bane that you've loved throughout your comic and cartoon enjoying experiences that this is an issue and even a story arc that anyone who digs the character should get in on.  We get all the camp and fun that we expect from this series and with Chief O'Hara disguised as a mariachi singer...... well, that should be enough for even the stingiest of buyers.  Go finish up your Bane introduction and get this issue.

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7.0
Batman '66 #68

Sep 6, 2015

Holy nightmares Batman, it's the Scarecrow's debut!  I love the inclusion to this character to this series and the fun that Jeff Parker gives to this origin story, but my main complaint is that this is all we get.  A one and done.  Hopefully though, Jeff Parker continues to add to Batman's rogues of this world because so far I've loved every addition that we've gotten.

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6.3
Batman '66 #69

Oct 5, 2015

While this issue rocks the first appearance of Killer Croc in the Batman '66 world, I can't say that it was treated like a big deal with how little Croc actually had to do here.  At least we had some hilarious writing that really compliments the ideals of Batman and Robin in this world and I found myself really enjoying the art....... I just really really wish that Killer Croc had been handled a little better and seemed to have more of an impact than a simple henchman with scaly skin.

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8.5
Batman (2011) #23.3

Sep 19, 2013

For those of you boys and girls out there, that don't think The Penguin is a proper villain, than this issue is for you.  No kidding by the end of this issue if you don't have chills then your probably dead, or Mr. Freeze, either way it leaves you feeling frightened by the Penguin, and what he might do in the future to secure his empire since the Emperor Penguin story line in Detective.  The artwork wasn't spectacular, but I feel it really worked for this story, and this character.  Also guess what.  No origin story, woo!  But if your looking for a Gotham that should be ravaged by power outages, and street crime, and a wide open insane asylum, well sadly you won't find it here.  I don't really know what that means as for timeline, but I won't let it hold me back from enjoying this issue, and neither should you.  Check it out.

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8.5
Batman (2011) #41

Jun 10, 2015

Even Batman purists have to get off their high horses to check out this new Batman because the idea alone is enough to get people wondering and talking about how this is going to play out.  I had a great time reading this issue and while you might not get a refined Batman approach to justice here, you do get one hell of a backstory about why Jim would consider this new undertaking.  I'm fully on board with anything that Snyder throws our way after reading this.

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6.5
Batman (2011) #42

Jul 8, 2015

While I love seeing Jim Gordon in the role as Batman, this story just plays like a re-run of last issue as Batman is forced to go up against another super powered baddie.  The real enjoyment to the story doesn't come until the final pages and because of that, this issue comes off a bit flat.  Hopefully next issue picks up and shows us something new.

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9.0
Batman (2011) #43

Aug 12, 2015

If you've been wondering what's been going on with Bruce Wayne since Endgame, well this is the Batman issue that you've been waiting for.  If that wasn't enough to get you interested, it's also told with some of the most heart warming dialog that I've seen from this title in awhile and I just found the whole experience beautiful.  Go get some Batman and get the answers you've been dying to find out since March.

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4.0
Batman (2011) #44

Sep 9, 2015

This really feels like a refurbished Detective Comics story and while some might say that isn't a bad thing, it really upheaves us from our current story line and offers us nothing for what we've been dealing with..... you know, except having Mr. Bloom in one panel of a story that takes place five years ago.  It's just a real letdown after having such a great cliffhanger last month and not dealing with any of the aspects to that story here.  

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7.0
Batman (2011) #45

Oct 14, 2015

The Batman story moves along here and sets up some interesting things to look forward to like the future of Jim Gordon as Batman and what's really going on inside Bruce's head.  While I would have liked to see more of the physical consequences that go along with being Batman here, I found myself enjoying this issue and can't wait to see where it goes.

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6.0
Batman (2011) #46

Nov 11, 2015

While Mr. Bloom seriously ups his threat level here, the pacing of the story feels off at times and even makes me feel like I missed an issue do to all the things that are thrown out here like they're common knowledge.  There are so many things that are going on in this story that it's hard to keep track in what's going on, especially Bruce's personal life because it's basically just thrown in for no reason besides to remind people that the character they know and love is still alive and to tease readers that he may return.  Even though I thought that some of the story didn't mesh right, the art was great as always and I hope that this story arc can truly become epic so we'll all have fond memories of Jim Gordon's time as Batman in the future. 

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8.0
Batman (2011) #47

Dec 9, 2015

I found myself really enjoying this issue because it really had a more positive tone with what appeared to be good overcoming evil and probably because we really saw Jim Gordon pulling off being Batman.  While Mr. Bloom's plans are still shadowed away for a future issue, the events here will really get you excited for what's to come going forward.  Just a lot of fun all the way through, even if some of it came off as really convenient in the end.  

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7.0
Batman (2011) #48

Jan 20, 2016

While you won't find out the secret origin of Mr. Bloom in this issue, you do begin to see his plans for the city laid out, while continuing the story of the amnesiac Bruce Wayne and his journey to becoming Batman again.  This is all a setup issue, but the setup is interesting enough and as always the art looks great.  I just wish we could put a handle on what Mr. Bloom can actually do because every damn issue it seems that he's got a new ability.

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7.8
Batman (2011) #49

Feb 10, 2016

Bruce is all about being Batman again in this issue and with that we get Scott Snyder's "Machine" that was shown during Detective Comics #27 and what it has to do with our former hero regaining his former glory. This is a strange, but fun issue that shows how determined Bruce is in doing what needs to be done, even in his memory impaired state and while things aren't perfect to me with it's execution, it's pretty awesome seeing a hero reborn. One thing going in that might leave people a little put off is that we have a different art team on this issue, but with their devotion to keeping this book feeling like it has since the New 52, we end up with a really good looking issue.

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6.5
Batman (2011) #50

Mar 23, 2016

While it's great seeing Batman back in action again and having his genuine interactions with Jim Gordon, this over-sized issue is hurt by the lack of characterization and motivation by our villain Mr. Bloom.  While I was patiently waiting throughout this story arc for the whys and hows about this character, we were given nothing here about it.  Just Batman getting back down to business....... and don't get me wrong, that is awesome all the way through, I was just expecting a little more from this story to have it make sense to me overall. 

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9.0
Batman (2011) #51

Apr 28, 2016

Batman #51 hits all the right notes as it catches us up on what's going on in Gotham, while re-acclimating us to the Batman we've missed.  This is just a beautiful issue that relies on the narration to tell us a story about what Gotham is, while we follow Batman throughout the night and with great art and a story that offers up plenty of feels, this is definitely a issue that you won't want to miss.

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5.8
Batman (2011) #52

May 11, 2016

While we get that all important #52 on this issue, I can't say that this story feels all that important or even worthwhile because while it tries to give us the feels that the previous issue did, it sadly didn't come close and gave us a throwaway villain to boot.  I know I shouldn't compare this issue to the previous one, but it's really hard not to when they seem to be trying to do the same things and this one just comes up short.

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8.7
Batman (2011) Annual #4

Sep 30, 2015

Get to know your former hero!  For this Annual we take a break from Jim Gordon to focus on Bruce Wayne and what his life is like now that he...... well, what it's like now that he has no idea what it was like before.  We get great callbacks to past stories, while putting a pin in the Arkham Manor series as well.  Just a really solid story that shows us that even without the cape and cowl..... or a memory of the cape and cowl, that Bruce Wayne isn't someone to toy with.  We've got all that and a art style that really compliments this story....... So what are you waiting for?  Go get some Batman!

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6.5
Batman (2016) #26

Jul 5, 2017

While the art in this issue is fantastic, I have to say that the story itself was a bit boring until the end, where I thought it picked up because we finally had the Joker seeming to act like himself again, but even with that, the Riddler continues to feel weird and our title character barely makes an appearance at all.  I still look forward to the War of Jokes and Riddles moving forward, but this issue, with the previous make me question whether I actually should.

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6.5
Batman (2016) #27

Jul 19, 2017

While you miss out on all the interesting stuff going on throughout Gotham City in this issue, what you get instead is the origin of Kite-Man and if knowing why the villain says "Hell Yeah" over and over again is your idea of a good time....... Well, this issue just might be for you.  The art is amazing though, but the characters in this story continue to feel strange and we're missing out on the majority of the story it seems, while Batman continues to create his own villains......... even if they are ridiculous.  

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5.5
Batman (2016) #28

Aug 2, 2017

The War rages on, but like usual, we don't get to see most of it and are told what's going on through narration and since this arc is taking place in the past, all tension that somebody important might die is completely lost.  All in all, Batman comes off terrible at being a superhero in this issue and while I still love the art, the War of Jokes and Riddles is just really wearing on me. 

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5.0
Batman (2016) #29

Aug 16, 2017

If you've thought that the War of Jokes and Riddles was stalling up to this point.......... well, you haven't seen stalling like this before and while it stalls, it also throws continuity and timelines to the wind and makes our characters look terrible in the process.  I'm so ready for the War of Jokes and Riddles to be over because it seems that each issue keeps getting worse and worse.

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5.0
Batman (2016) #30

Sep 6, 2017

Everything you thought the War of Jokes and Riddles hinged on is thrown out the window in this issue because nothing seems to make sense anymore to what we were given previously.  Motives for why are villains are at war, reasons why Batman can't just stop the villains in their tracks......  all gone and wrapped up with a Kite-Man narration, which sadly, is the best part of this story.  The art is amazing, but I just can't deal with this War of Jokes and Riddles anymore because there seems to be no rhyme or reason to anything.

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5.3
Batman (2016) #31

Sep 19, 2017

One positive thing that I can say about this issue is that unlike a lot of the others, it at least makes sense within the arc and doesn't go out of its way to go against what it's already told us.  That being said, there isn't much to like with this issue because there's really nothing to it besides for getting everyone out of the way so that Batman can finally come out and tell us and Catwoman what the hell his biggest regret is.  The art continues to be phenomenal in this, but the art has never been the problem with the War of Jokes and Riddles.

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7.2
Batman and Robin (2011) #23.3

Sep 21, 2013

So there ya have it.  Now all you suckers out there not reading the Red Hood and the Outlaws has an excuse to pick up the book.  Oh yeah this issue will tie into the next issues of Red Hood, sorry for the suckers comment.  This book was fun to read, just a little talky, and by talky I mean telling us everything we already new about Ra's.  Immortal bad dude, who fights Batman, and also respects him.  Now Ra's is back which is about time, and we have to wait to find out what he's up to now that the heroes of the world are gone.  I really enjoyed the artwork by Jeremy Haun, and hope that we get him working with James Tynion regularly on Talon, so that that book can be as good as this one was.  Check it out.

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9.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #23.4

Sep 25, 2013

Not really an origin story, but had the qualities of one, and not a bad one at that.  But what we're really looking at is a revenge story, and it was fun seeing Killer Croc in this kind of role.  Also we finally see Jason Todd wearing the Robin costume in flashback which was fun, and the beginning of a new story line which should of been the real story line in that awful Gotham Underground going on in Cat Woman.  This was a solid issue with a good story, and solid art, and I hope we get to see more of Killer Croc in the future now that he seems to be done in Bat Woman.  (or not who knows anymore)  Great issue check it out.

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8.7
Batman and Robin (2011) #33

Jul 23, 2014

You ever have that nagging feeling that you really like something, but you don't know if it's because it's good or because you're really hyped about it?  I've got that right now and even though I'm really hyped about the Robin Rises story, I do believe this is still very good and exciting.  You just get those strange thoughts sometimes and wonder if you're brain is working against you and your judgement.  We're finally back to the title being called Batman and Robin adding to my hyped state of mind and while I might have given you second thoughts about my judgement here, if you're a fan of Batman and Robin or either of these characters individually you definitely need to check this out because it's going to be a wild ride.

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9.8
Batman and Robin (2011) #34

Aug 20, 2014

I loved this issue.  It has to be the best issue of Batman and Robin I've read since #18's silent issue.  While you won't find a lot of action in this book, you will be completely absorbed by the humanity that the characters portray and the wonderful art used to help you escape you're daily lives.  Tomasi and Gleason are at their best here and I can't recommend this issue enough.  It's just a beautiful book from front to back.  All in all you have to check this book out.

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9.3
Batman and Robin (2011) #35

Oct 15, 2014

This book looks amazing and I don't know how it's possible but it seems like Patrick Gleason just keeps giving more and more since Robin Rises has started.  I don't know how it's possible, but I truly hopes he keeps it up.  As for the story, I thought that last issue was something special by bringing back the entire Bat Family and actually making them feel like the family we want these characters to be, but this almost completely overshadows the feeling of family that I thought was perfect last month.  Tomasi has also somehow made me miss Damian again when I thought I was over all my grief in losing the Boy Wonder, lousy feelings.  Just a awesome book that's full of feels and brilliant action showing us what the "Hellbat" suit is capable of.  Go check this out because it's not something you'll want to miss.

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6.8
Batman and Robin (2011) #36

Nov 19, 2014

Batman and Robin remains one of my most anticipated titles to pick up each month, but it seems that somewhere this issue fell a little short of the epic we were previously getting.  It's one fight scene after another and besides for one scene where the Bat Family got back together again......... Well there wasn't much to this.  Unlike the last couple of issues, I felt myself being confused by some of the panels here and it really just feels like a filler issue to get us to next month's big fight.  I still enjoyed the issue enough, but it's not really what I was hoping for.

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6.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #37

Dec 17, 2014

This is what all of us Damian Wayne fans have been waiting for and while we get the outcome that we wanted, the journey to get there was a really confusing one.  Even now I'm not sure what went down in the ending and if it even made sense or not.  It just was and hopefully when we conclude this story in Robin Rises: Alpha, we'll get some of the answers to what happened here............ Hopefully.  But even with that and some confusion due to Patrick Gleason's art, this is still an enjoyable issue because of it's story and what it promises for the future.  Go check it out but don't expect all of it to make sense.

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8.0
Batman and Robin (2011) #38

Jan 21, 2015

This issue got a little weird towards the end for me, but besides for that this was a great issue of Batman and Robin.  I had forgotten how much I loved Tomasi writing Damian and we begin a journey where Robin tries to leave his demons behind him so that he can truly be back and not constantly think about his death.  I'm so happy to have my little pumpkin headed boy back that I really didn't notice his superpowers at all.  It was a very personal story and I really appreciated that tone of the book.  All Batman and Robin fans should be reading this.

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7.5
Batman and Robin (2011) #39

Feb 18, 2015

While the majority of this book was spot on and fun, the ending really took me out of the book and made me wonder how Shazam ever became a member of the Justice League and why Bruce would allow Damian to ever associate with people in general.......... not that he really has a choice with his son's new powers but it really felt off to me and left a bad taste in my brain's mouth.  Stop looking at my brain's mouth.  Besides for that though, the book was really solid and reminded me why I missed Damian so much when he was gone.

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9.8
Batman and Robin (2011) #40

Mar 25, 2015

If there's one book you read this year, it should be this issue because it has everything that you've loved throughout the awesome run of this series.  I loved every bit of this issue and wish we had more than next week's Annual left to read.  Just a fantastic issue that I don't even have the words for to describe how it made me feel........ I just can't gush over it enough.  Go out and get yourself Batman and Robin, you'll be happy that you did.

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8.5
Batman and Robin (2011) Annual #3

Apr 2, 2015

If you're looking for a way to get out of your rut of depression because our beloved Batman and Robin has ended, well look no further than this Annual.  It's a fun over the top outer space adventure complete with all the father son back and forth that you've come to know and love and let's not forget about the art that will really grab you by the end of the issue.  Man, I'm really going to miss this title.

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3.5
Batman and Robin (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 17, 2014

I began this issue so pumped up to learn something new about the fate of Damian and to check out the Robin of Five Years From Now, but all I got was a slap in the face as I read a gigantic mostly silent fight scene that led to nothing.  No answers, not even any hints to who The Heretic might be and the only thing good about the issue was seeing the new Robin not wanting to take any of Batman's shit.  Just a giant disappointment to an issue I had such high hopes for.  Even the art which seemed like it was trying to convey the Dark Knight Returns style didn't stay consistent and I was left really disappointed after reading this meaningless issue.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #1

Jun 3, 2015

I was really worried about this title, but after reading this first issue, I can honestly say that I'm interested to see where it's going.  Really, I think I'm just looking for Tim to put the final beat down on Brother Eye so I can get a real ending to Futures End, but beyond that, this could be a really fun, interesting series.  The art really worked for this story and by the end I was pleasantly surprised at how much I got into this issue.  Go check it out, but please go in without any hangups on what you think Batman Beyond should be.

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5.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #2

Jul 1, 2015

As excited as I was for this book this week, I find myself being really disappointed.  Familiar faces are thrown at us here for what seems like a cheap thrill, while the story did little more than to try and catch readers up who didn't read the Futures End event.  Luckily though, the art remains strong and I continue to look forward to what comes next, but hope that the next issue will get back to exploring this strange new future instead of running around in circles as it did here.

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5.5
Batman Beyond (2015) #3

Aug 5, 2015

While I love Batman Beyond, I don't know if this version of the character will ever be one that sticks with me.  If it does, it probably won't be in a positive light because as of right now, the series isn't doing much for me other than besmirching Tim Drake's character.  Our main character is a really smart, level headed guy, but for some reason in this title, he's a act first, think later doofus and it's missing it's opportunity to really flesh out this future Tim Drake and what he must being feeling being trapped in a terrible world he doesn't know or understand.  Hopefully the series picks up and gains a little heart because as of right now, it's just a dud.

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8.5
Batman Beyond (2015) #4

Sep 4, 2015

For all you holdouts waiting for Batman Beyond to begin kicking it up a notch, this is your lucky day because man does this issue go above and beyond to get your attention and keep it.  All is lost it seems for Neo Gotham and maybe that's the kick in the pants that our hero needed to begin acting like the Batman Beyond that we want him to be and if that's the case, I can't wait to see what else this series does from here on out.  Go get yourself some Batman Beyond and have a blast.

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8.5
Batman Beyond (2015) #5

Oct 7, 2015

Batman Beyond continues the fun of last issue, which is really appreciated because I was on the fence with this series in the beginning.  Now though, I can totally see this becoming one of my favorite series if it continues the nods of what's going on in the DCU now, while evolving the Batman Beyond mythos to whatever they may become in this changed timeline.  This issue is seriously fun and the art compliments it perfectly.  

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5.5
Batman Beyond (2015) #6

Nov 12, 2015

Even though I don't think that this conclusion is the most exciting, it does get me excited for what's to come........ yeah, that's not really talking about this book, but anything can happen from here on out and that's gotta get Batman Beyond...... or Tim Drake fans excited.  The majority of this book though, is just a beat 'em up and comes off lackluster because of all the build up we've had and knowing that Brother Eye was able to take over the world, but apparently can't take a punch.  The art, while at times feels rushed, does a fine job portraying this battle of the ages in the long run, I just hope that we can keep the colors bright as this as the series progresses.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #7

Dec 4, 2015

While this issue of Batman Beyond might not "WOW" you with it's content, it still manages to be entertaining and I appreciate the time that's taken in making sure we all know how Tim's adjusting to being in the future and how to his new role as Batman in both display and maintenance....... not to mention that we actually get to see Tim being smart in this book, which I really thought was lacking previously.  So yeah, not a bad read, but kind of lacking in excitement.

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6.8
Batman Beyond (2015) #8

Jan 6, 2016

We're out of Brother Eye territory and it's time to put the world back together and as we see in this issue, there's a lot that has to go into it........... of course there is right?  It's really at this point that I realize that this book has become a more apocalypse style story that's more like the Walking Dead than Batman just because of the human element, who are desperately doing what they can to survive.  I had a few issues with continuity in this book, but for the most part it stayed interesting and I'm a huge fan of the art in this series.  

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6.5
Batman Beyond (2015) #9

Feb 4, 2016

Our story moves from Neo Gotham to Metropolis in this one and our City of Tomorrow has seen better days. This series is strange in the fact that not a lot goes down issue to issue, but even with that it's still a decently fun read with an excellent art team that is always working their asses off to give us one hell of a good looking book. The biggest draw to this issue...... like most of the issues to this series is actually the cliffhanger, that like every other issue keeps me interested to see what's going to happen next.

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5.5
Batman Beyond (2015) #10

Mar 2, 2016

Batman Beyond #10 comes off as a bit of a disappointment because we find ourselves more in the middle of last issue than where we left off in the cliffhanger and we don't get any of the answers that we were hoping for going into this........... only that some people dig being Splicers.  Pretty much just another issue where Batman gets his ass kicked and that's about it.  Luckily, there's some excellent art as always so you can really see how hard Batman's getting hit in the face.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #11

Apr 6, 2016

Batman Beyond finally feels like it's gotten started and that's a weird thing to say about an eleventh issue.  Even thought there is still a lot to shake your head at in this book, it finally feels like it's coming together and as always the art is strong as hell........ so it's got that going for it and to my surprise Tim Drake didn't get his ass kicked.  That's huge in my mind!

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7.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #12

May 4, 2016

Batman Beyond came out of nowhere with this issue and surprised the hell out of me because I had thought that this series was a lost cause, but as it begins to work its way towards Rebirth, I can see this series picking up and I'm happy as hell with most of this issue, even if Tim Drake gets his ass kicked again.  The new art team on this issue is fantastic and I hope this style continues for this run of Batman Beyond........ and beyond!

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5.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #13

Jun 1, 2016

Batman Beyond continues to struggle........ especially now that Rebirth has started and because this title doesn't have a lot going on for it more than the art and the cliffhangers that impress every time.  That's about it though and that's no reason to read a book because we've got the majority of this issue just doing nothing but looking good....... and I've tried that, looking good just isn't enough....... you've got to work it too.  

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7.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #14

Jul 6, 2016

Batman Beyond continues to trudge through all the Rebirths going on in its attempt to be noticed and while this issue doesn't really present much action that isn't all about flashbacks, it's a nice issue overall that serves to give us some background in what's going on with our characters and what got them to this point.  The art continues to be strong and I find myself really interested in where the story's going.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2015) #15

Aug 3, 2016

While this issue of Batman Beyond won't "WOW" anyone, it does putter along to get us to Batman Beyond's renumbering and hopefully someplace where the story isn't constricted by all the doom and gloom that this series has had to be all about because of Futures End.  That being said, we do get our characters in place to have some decent emotional moments in the next issue, but besides for that and some fine ass art, there isn't a lot to be said about this straight forward typical Batman Beyond story.

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5.8
Batman Beyond (2015) #16

Sep 7, 2016

Batman Beyond's series comes to an end with this issue....... or really just bridges the gap between this series and the Rebirth one and while things seem to rush to get to this conclusion.......... not a lot goes down here and for whatever reason I still feel angry at Futures End for causing all of this.  That may just be me though.  All in all this gets us to where we want to be for Rebirth and has an interesting new art style to close us out with......... just not a lot to actually digest though.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #1

Oct 26, 2016

While we do have Terry Mcginnis back in the Bat-suit, what we don't have is enough of a story for this issue since it takes a lot of pages just to catch everyone up on what happened in the Rebirth issue, while continuing to show us Batman getting his ass kicked like we saw throughout the previous series.  The art and the cliffhanger were decent enough but nothing really felt fresh with this issue.

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6.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #2

Nov 23, 2016

This is an alright issue of Batman Beyond that gives us some background that we've been wanting, but it's somewhat slow at times and while it does move the story forward, it doesn't do it all that much.  The art too is a toss up to me because while I loved the present day stuff, the flashback moments just didn't seem as polished.

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7.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #3

Dec 28, 2016

While this issue kind of makes all the set up in the previous issue look all for not, we still get some really fun stuff with this story and an interesting turn on a reveal that this series has been teasing since it started.  We've got great art all the way through and I'm starting to feel myself get a little hyped for what's to come.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #4

Jan 25, 2017

Even with this issue being a fast read, it still gives you everything you want from a Batman Beyond book and it looked great the whole way through.  We're finally getting this book back on track with the developments of this issue and I finally find myself really looking forward to whatever happens next.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #5

Feb 22, 2017

While I've been enjoying the Batman Beyond series enough, I have to say that we really had to force our way to an ending here and because of that, the whole shebang comes off a little lackluster in the long run.  We do get some decent reveals here though and some great looking art, but overall this issue left me wanting more because everything just seemed to be coming out of nowhere.

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6.4
Batman Beyond (2016) #6

Mar 22, 2017

Man, is this a great jumping on point for new readers because besides for bringing everyone up to speed with what's been going on in this series, there really isn't much going on here besides for fight scenes that we don't get a background on and our hero making us think that he's a giant dope at the end.  The art in this issue looked great though and there were some genuinely "nice" moments on an emotional level, but besides for that........... not much else.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #7

Apr 26, 2017

This is a fast read that reminds all of us about things we already read in the previous issue, but even with that there were things that I found myself really enjoying from this and they actually got me excited for what's to come.  The art was great all around, I just hope that we don't have to spend too much time going forward with Terry being a sad sack for his inability to act in the previous issue.

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6.8
Batman Beyond (2016) #8

May 24, 2017

Even with the forced nature of this issue, I still found myself having some fun with this story and loving the art that depicted it.  We got two decent reveals in this issue that shape how we got here and where we're going moving forward and even though the latter was pretty obvious from what we got last issue, I still found it enjoyable enough.

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6.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #9

Jun 28, 2017

This is a bit of a lackluster issue when everything is said and done because it barely moves the story forward and doesn't show us much in the way of backstory, which we desperately need since this is so far in the future from every other DC title.  The art is great though and the cliffhanger is strong, but this arc certainly hit the brakes on the story with this issue.

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5.8
Batman Beyond (2016) #10

Jul 26, 2017

We delve into Damian Wayne's backstory in this issue and really, it's nothing you didn't already figure our from reading this arc so far.  Yeah, there's nothing much to this issue at all and like so many installments to this series, it only seems that we're reading it for the cliffhangers because the majority of the issues just seem to be filler to pad out the arcs.  The art's great, but that's about the only great thing here.

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5.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #11

Aug 23, 2017

While people with daddy issues like me might feel a bit of warmth by the end of this issue.......... or jealously if you're really like me, the rest was just forced emotions for a forced ending to wrap everything up after having issue after issue of a fight that amounted to nothing in the end.  The art was decent for the most part, but man was this arc a serious let down, even if it did introduce Damian Wayne into this era.  

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7.5
Batman Beyond: Rebirth #1

Sep 28, 2016

For readers who aren't familiar with the Batman Beyond canon this Rebirth issue does an excellent job in bringing you up to speed, but for anyone else, who watched the animated series or read any of the previous comic book series, it comes off mostly as just a rerun.......... but does offer up an excellent cliffhanger to get us excited for where the series is headed.  

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8.0
Batman Incorporated: Special #1

Aug 29, 2013

This was a very fun special, with the exception of the Bat Cow story. Don't get me wrong, I love Bat Cow, but I also love good story telling. I really hope that since this issue is numbered we will be getting more Batman Incorporated Specials along the way, and if we don't it was a very fond goodbye to the characters we have come to love.

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5.5
Batman/Superman (2013) #3.1

Sep 25, 2013

I would of really preferred a straight forward story of Remembrance Day like the book started.  But what we got was a cluttered story that didn't seem to know what it wanted to be.  The artwork by Brett Booth was fantastic like always, but when I end a story and I don't know what exactly went on, I find myself robbed a bit.  Greg Pak is a decent writer so I have no idea why the middle of this issue becomes the Death of Superman story.  Just seemed like filler that didn't need to be there.

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6.8
Batman/Superman (2013) #4

Oct 16, 2013

This was an alright book.  That's it.  We're given the first adventure of Batman and Superman, but in the end the story does nothing.  How many times in our lives do we have to have something immediately not count because of a mind wipe?  The artwork is good, it's just not for me, everything in these first four issues seemed like something out of Tim Burton's nightmares.  I can't wait until next month when Brett Booth takes over.  But all bitching aside, like I said this is an alright book.  I love the interactions between the parallel versions of our heroes, and the fact that the villain of the story will continue in some extent.  But the first story arc was fun, so go check it out.

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8.8
Batman/Superman (2013) #5

Nov 6, 2013

This is a great issue, and is a throwback to what we loved about Worlds' Finest of yesteryear.  We get the fun banter between these two power houses, that seemed to be missing in the first four issues.  Everything in this issue was great, Greg Pak delivers a satisfying Sci Fi story, and even though its been seen before, it feels fresh with our favorite superheroes.  Also Brett Booth is a perfect fit for this title, and I hope he continues to be on this creative team for a long time.  Go out and get this title, and have a fun time.

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8.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #6

Dec 8, 2013

Let the popcorn begin.  Taking our heroes in this fun direction is something that has been needed for a long time.  Usually all we seem to get anymore is darkness, and misery.  Luckily Greg Pak has brought us out of our depression with this alien invasion, technology's evil plot.  Booth's artwork is impressive as usual, and the combination of this team just translates to a good time.  Can't wait to see how our heroes will get out of this one.  So check it out, and I'll see you next month.

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5.8
Batman/Superman (2013) #7

Jan 8, 2014

Now I know this video game-centric story is meant to just be fun, and mainly there for a popcorn factor, but the this issue fell short for me.  The fun and whimsy is lost, and replaced with super science explanations, and non answers for how anything in this world works.  I know it's just a comic, but everything wrapped up nice and neat, and without a real explanation on how, just seems lazy.  That being said this was a fun story as a whole, this issue being the end just lacked the fun we were given in the last two issues.  

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4.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #8

Feb 26, 2014

This story is what I've been waiting for since Worlds' Finest began, but the end result just seemed trite.  Explanations and answers are too convenient, and all the issues leading to this seem unimportant now that Batman and Superman are involved.  The whole book just seemed insulting in it's simplicity.  To add to that I'm not a fan of Jae Lee's art, but I know a lot of you out there are, so I'm not going to get into that, it just doesn't seem to fit for the issue, and comes off empty, and confusing at times.  But it's his style and a loved one at that so don't let that bother you, the story was the biggest problem with the book.  Hopefully Worlds' Finest will do better in continuing First Contact.

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2.0
Batman/Superman (2013) #9

Apr 24, 2014

There is no consistency to this story, and it seems that whatever they feel like throwing in they do with no regard to previous issues, and previous continuity.  For the majority of this issue Superman wears a Kryptonite necklace and it simply takes away his powers.  Since when does Kryptonite not kill the big blue boy scout?  Just very confusing, and speaking of confusing I don't think I'll ever be able to get behind Jae Lee's art, while a panel might be nice to look at it never will be able to convey a story to me that doesn't seem erratic and missing pieces.  I was really looking forward to the First Contact story line, but at this point it might be the weakest story the New 52 has put out.

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9.2
Batman/Superman (2013) Annual #1

Mar 11, 2014

This has to be the best issue of Batman/Superman yet.  I mean the interactions between the characters was phenomenal, and makes me wish we could see more of both the Bat, and Super Families more often, and portrayed this way.  Even though they had three different artists, the transitions between them were almost flawless.  I was so engrossed in the story, I had to go back later to realize that there was a change at all.  Obviously I'm just fluffing the creators at this point, but everyone who is a Batman/Superman fan should get this issue and check it out.

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6.5
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

Well we have another Villain's Month issue come and gone, and what did we take from it?  The fact that the new Mr. Freeze still sucks.  But that's just me being an obsessive fanboy who thought the way he was was fine.  For all of those out there, who wanted a new creepy Mr. Freeze I'm sure you'll like this issue a lot.  But from this reviewers standpoint I could do without it.  But I will still judge the book on its merits and not condemn something just because I'm closed minded to change.  It really was a pretty good creepy story, and if you like issues like last week's Ventriloquist issue, I'm sure you'll enjoy this as well.   Also let's face it.  It's better than what Dark Knight usually puts out.

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2.0
Batman: The Dark Knight (2011) #23.4

Sep 25, 2013

So much for hype.  This story is what you'd expect from Ann Nocenti lately, she tries really hard but in the end you decide to drop that title all together.  The artwork isn't bad, but it isn't enough to save the issue.  The story began like Water World and by the end I'm surprised the Joker's Daughter didn't have the whole Gotham Underground burning their bras.  I usually don't say things like this but save yourself the money and pick up a different book, hell get a back issue of Superboy, or Green Arrow, they won't be as bad as this.

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5.7
Blue Beetle (2016) #1

Sep 28, 2016

While I love Blue Beetle, I hate the dialog in this issue because it just comes off forced as hell and makes it so neither of our main characters is likable and also overshadows the story because it not only covers most of the panels, but also sacrifices information you want to read about for simple quips that go nowhere.  Luckily the art in this book is decent because besides for that, I found myself really disliking everything that this issue had to offer.

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6.8
Blue Beetle (2016) #2

Oct 26, 2016

While I still have an issue with the way the dialog feels in this book, I have to admit that I at least had a good time reading this issue and love how uncomfortable our hero was throughout.  The art was great and I'm into the new characters revealed here, I just hope that I start liking our main characters more because their bickering is getting annoying.

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5.5
Blue Beetle (2016) #3

Nov 23, 2016

Yeah, we got a cool opener to this issue and a little more background about what Doctor Fate was up to previously in this series, but ultimately this is just anther underwhelming issue of Blue Beetle that leaves me wanting more.  The art was decent throughout, but the dialog just isn't that great and the majority of this issue just feels like filler.

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5.5
Blue Beetle (2016) #4

Dec 28, 2016

While we do get the new re-imagined origins for both Jaime Reyes and Ted Kord in this issue, it really doesn't feel all that important because the situations just seem to be glanced over and then we simply move on to more of the same that this book has been offering since it began.  The art didn't seem as polished as it usually does and in the end I felt like I do at the end of every issue....... disappointed.  

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7.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #5

Jan 25, 2017

This issue of Blue Beetle certainly isn't the greatest thing that I've ever seen, but the events of this story actually get me interested in where everything is going with this series because to my surprise..... I didn't hate it.  The art was decent and the dialog wasn't as bad as it's been....... Plus, we have ourselves a pretty intriguing cliffhanger going on here.

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5.7
Blue Beetle (2016) #6

Feb 22, 2017

While this issue tries to wrap everything that we've been dealing with into a neat little bow of a bad guy, it does so in a convoluted way that left me scratching my head at the end about what's really going on here and wondering whether or not I'll ever fully understand since magic is involved.  The art in this issue looked really good though for the most part and we did end things on a cliffhanger that at least leaves me interested in what will come next.

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4.9
Blue Beetle (2016) #7

Mar 22, 2017

This issue goes balls to the walls nuts in it's new directions for not only Blue Beetle, but for Dr. Fate as well and while I could get behind that normally with a proper explanation; here, concepts are just thrown at us willy nilly and I don't know if we're expected to understand or not.  The art remains the strongest factor to this series because everything else is just random shit and ultimately, it's not very much fun.

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6.5
Blue Beetle (2016) #8

Apr 26, 2017

While we lose some great interactions and possible stories from a character introduction here because of the New 52 Blue Beetle being completely omitted from continuity, I have to say that I really enjoyed this issue more than I have previous one now that J.M. DeMatteis is on script duty.  The art was decent as always and we're left with a cliffhanger that just screams fun and gets me to want to see more of this arc.

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7.5
Blue Beetle (2016) #9

May 24, 2017

Goddamn, did this issue impress the hell out of me with the bounds and strides it's taking to become a proper series that feels like it's just as important as the big hitters of the DCU.  Yeah, it still has a shit ton of characters that don't seem to have much to do, but the dialog is smoother, the emotion is showing and the action scenes are strong as hell.  Keep on doing what you're doing Blue Beetle because you've just got back on my radar.

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5.8
Blue Beetle (2016) #10

Jun 27, 2017

After the last issue of Blue Beetle I was really starting to think that this series was on the right track, but this issue seemed to take a wrong turn off that track because the majority of this story seemed to be a filler fight scene that really went nowhere, until it had to rush towards its cliffhanger that felt forced.  The art was decent though and I still hold out hope that this series can be something worthwhile in the future......... this issue just wasn't that great though.

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6.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #11

Jul 26, 2017

While this issue does give us some ideas about how the series will change going forward that are pretty exciting, overall, this is still just a lackluster issue that spends most of its time catching readers up on what the status quo of all the characters are and if you've been reading this whole time, nothing much besides for Jaime has changed.  The art was decent, but the story still seems to be lacking in this series.

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5.5
Blue Beetle (2016) #12

Aug 23, 2017

Even though we have a new dynamic going on between Jaime and the scarab and Batman's in town, this issue still came off boring as hell and the characters just felt off.  The art remains as good as it's always been, but it can only propel this series so far and because everything else feels underwhelming, this remains a series that I want to love, but just can't.

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7.0
Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1

Aug 24, 2016

While the snappy dialog felt forced just to try and get a laugh and while I'm not quite positive what Ted Kord is really doing in this book yet, I did have a fun enough time here.  The art during some of the action came off a bit rough to me, but overall I found myself really enjoying it by the end.  I've missed Blue Beetle so much since his New 52 series was cancelled and I really hope that the creators do all they can to make sure that this series stays on the shelves, even if this issue didn't exactly grab me and shake the shit out of me to get my attention. .......... That's right, I'm biased.

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5.8
Carnage (2015) #9

Jun 27, 2016

This issue of Carnage might not be the rip roaring or the rip arming issue that some fans might have hoped it would be and sadly even though this issue takes the majority of its pages to set up a creepy environment........ it didn't really pay off too well...... even with some decent art backing up the story's progression, but it did do an excruciating job of making sure that anyone jumping on here will understand what's going on...... and while that's not really a terrible thing, it forced a lot of this issue to be boring as hell.  Don't get me wrong though, there's still some fun here, it's just not as much as I would have liked.  

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6.8
Carnage (2015) #10

Aug 1, 2016

Carnage this issue does take a step in the right direction when it comes to action and showing off what the super powered members of the Anti-Carnage Task Force can do, but since we continue to be in a drab, dark environment, the art doesn't seem to shine as much as I would have liked.  I do look forward to where this series is going though and with the added reveal here, it does change up the dynamic of the book.

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5.0
Constantine #7

Oct 13, 2013

Poor Constantine can't catch a break.  Even though this issue is full of things happening it really didn't keep my attention.  A lot of the story for me was lost due to how dark the issue was, and I felt that the artwork only hindered the story telling.  I can only wonder how this story is going to tie into whats going on in Forever Evil, or if it will just bypass it completely.  Hopefully next issue will be better.

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5.0
Constantine #8

Nov 18, 2013

With only nineteen pages, this book seems to do a lot.  We have a big battle, plot twists, and even gets us to where the book should be with the rest of the DCU.  But nothing in this issue impressed me.  It just seemed to be spinning it's wheels to get done as soon as possible.  Last issue seemed to be setting up for something big with the introduction of Julia Everheart, but we're left without any further explanation, I guess either she'll play apart of Forever Evil: Blight, or maybe we have to wait until that is even over.  I don't know.  But I'll keep reading waiting for the asshole with a heart to capture our hearts once again.

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8.0
Constantine #9

Dec 12, 2013

Well it's about time this whole Blight thing finally took off.  We got a taste in the last issue of Phantom Stranger, but this just comes at you no hold barred.  With that being said, it feels like Blight is just something for the dark characters to do, while everyone else is dealing with the Crime Syndicate, and comes off more as an afterthought.  I know we're a few issues in, but as the series progresses, it just hammers the idea in that this event doesn't belong.  But take it for what it is, and enjoy your dose of badass magic induced mayhem.  

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7.8
Constantine #10

Jan 15, 2014

Even though I accused Forever Evil: Blight of just being a thrown together story, so that the Dark characters would have something to do, I find myself enjoying it more and more with each issue.  We now have the newest member of the team, giving us the lucky number seven, we've become accustomed to for a Justice League team, and I'm really excited to see where this goes.  Beni Lobel left a lot to be desired with his artwork on this issue, but the story more than makes up for it in the end.  Go and get this issue, and join the fun of Blight.

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7.5
Constantine #11

Feb 21, 2014

I like seeing the arrogance of Constantine again now that he's done with Blight, and back in his element.  He proves that he's the baddest (80's bad) mage around, and is back to selling out his team if it get's him what he wants.  We're moving right along with this story, and getting closer to the Crime Syndicate in the process  I can't wait to see where it all ends up.  Check it out.

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8.0
Constantine #12

Mar 14, 2014

While I recently stated that I'm burned out on the whole Blight story, I have to admit that I was really into this issue of Constantine.  The story had a real feel of enemies that were once friends, and the desperation in their acts against each other.  Well at least on Nick's end.  It's weird that I feel more remorse coming from the villain than the hero, but I guess that's why we keep reading Constantine.  He's not our ordinary hero in tights.  So I hope that this issue has rejuvenated me for the last leg of the Dark characters saga of Blight, and I hope it does the same for you.  Check it out.

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5.0
Constantine #13

Apr 14, 2014

To begin with I hate seeing Constantine being part of the Cold Flame, even if it is a ruse.  But what I really hate is reading a comic and having no idea what I'm looking at.  This issue's art is a mess, and it just made me angry how hard it was to get through it.  So not much to say on the issue, because I don't know what was Spellbinder's magic, and what was real.  So if you're a die hard Constantine fan by all means pick it up, but besides that I'd hold off on a better issue.

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8.0
Constantine #14

May 27, 2014

This was a really fun one shot for our brash Brit.  Almost like a ghost story you tell around a campfire, and for once even though it goes against his persona, he didn't come off as quite as big of a dick.  While I love big story arcs, I could do for more one shots like this, just to give us a breather before his more serious adventures.  I liked the book and so should you, so go check it out and try not to get burned.

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4.0
Constantine #15

Jun 18, 2014

As much as I want to like Constantine's series the art is too inconsistent.  One month it's spectacular and used perfectly to tell the story, and in another month I can't tell what the hell is going on.  Sadly this is one of those months, and I walk away from this issue confused, and a little angry.  This had the potential to be a decent issue but everything that could of been conveyed in the art was lost by cluttered panels and flying red silk banners.  Hopefully Constantine can get a artist on full time so we know what we're in for each month, and it can finally be able to shine.

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6.0
Constantine #16

Jul 14, 2014

While I'd much rather of seen the breaking of the chains of reality that was teased last issue, I have to say that this wasn't a bad consolation.  At this point it seems that this book really suffers from having a new artist every month, but lucky for us Edgar Salazar is on art duty this month and we have a comprehensible story to follow.  Also even with the fact that I love Ray Fawkes on this book, I feel that the story is wearing thin and I hope that it comes to a head soon so we can get Constantine onto something new.

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8.5
Constantine #17

Aug 14, 2014

While this series continues to be overly magically complicated, I can't help but love it as I try to unravel it's confusing spell casting jargon.  This issue we finally get some clarity about what Constantine has been planning against the Cold Flame and it's really fulfilling to see all the issues lead up to this one grand plan.  I really don't know how Ray Fawkes writes this book with so many magical levels and and keep it all straight in his head, but however he does it I commend him on a job well done, because even a dummy like me can get the magical gist to his grand design.  

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7.5
Constantine #18

Oct 12, 2014

Right away I'd like to say that it was great having Jeremy Haun on this book.  I've had some issues in the past with this book having different artists and trying to understand what they were presenting me, but no issue with the issue this month because Jeremy's art was solid and I hope he stays on for a long time.  So we've got Constantine on Earth 2 and while normally this idea would make me produce a squeak sound for some reason, I'm a little blown out on Earth 2 this week.  I guess it makes sense to have all this Earth 2 stuff go down at the same time, but man it's been a lot and while yes John was on Earth 2, there was nothing really Earth 2-y about the issue.  Maybe I just don't enjoy subtly and wanted this issue to scream Earth 2 in my face.  Even though there was no face screaming, I enjoyed the issue and the prospect of things to come in future stories.  Go check it out.

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9.5
Constantine #19

Nov 12, 2014

One of the best issue of Constantine that I've read in the New 52.  It's just that simple.  Fans of Constantine, Earth 2 or just people who love a creepy story should just read this because it was fantastic.  GO READ THIS NOW!  

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8.7
Constantine #20

Dec 10, 2014

Just another great issue from Ray Fawkes and Jeremy Haun.  Over the past two issues it seems that this creative team have made sure to envelope us in the dark maddening world of Earth 2 and man it really works for a title like Constantine.  Make sure you check out this issue and see how low our pseudo hero can go in trying to find his way home.

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9.0
Constantine #21

Jan 15, 2015

I really don't know what changed in Ray Fawkes' writing when it came time to take Constantine to Earth 2 but whatever it is I hope it continues for a long long time.  The issues have become more about the character and the terrible things he justifies to himself that he needs to do and less about actually going places and doing things and you know what?  It works like gangbusters.  Constantine just keeps getting better and better and everyone out there should be reading this title.............DO IT!

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6.5
Constantine #22

Feb 11, 2015

While I've been loving the more personal internal storytelling that's been going on in Constantine since he made the leap to Earth 2, this issue comes off as more of a repeat of things that we've already seen on that front and the external story comes off strange and to me contradicts concepts that we've explored in World's End.  I really hope that this series can go out on a strong note next month.

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8.0
Constantine #23

Mar 12, 2015

It's the end of this series but don't worry John Constantine will be back in June with a new title.  Here though, we have an excellent end to John's forays into Earth-2 and really, a great end to this series.  It's nothing Earth shattering or over the top but what it is, is pure John and it works great.  Combined with the excellent sideburns drawing pencils of Jeremy Haun, I had a great time with this issue and with this series.  Go check it out.

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8.7
Constantine: Futures End #1

Sep 14, 2014

I really dug this issue.  Everything from the art, to the setup, to the surprise ending, it was all just excellent.  Just the idea of pairing up Constantine with Doctor Fate was something that tickled me in a strange way that I'm not ashamed to say that I liked.  But like a lot of these Futures End titles they keep giving tidbits of exposition about the mysterious Earth 2 war and I find myself caring about that more than what led from it.  Don't get me wrong, this issue was enough without the explanation, but after reading all these event titles, I want that story more than ever.  So go check it out and see what this Dark character is doing Five Years From Now.

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8.0
Constantine: The Hellblazer #1

Jun 11, 2015

This series certainly started off on the right track!  The tone, the humor and the lack of empathy was spot on and man did I have to eats my words about not digging the art from the Sneak Peek because while I initially thought that the style didn't match the dark tone of the book, I found myself really getting into the art as I read this issue.  So yeah, top notch Riley Rossmo and Ivan Plascensia, top notch.  I'm really looking forward to this series and anyone who hasn't checked this out yet, should.

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9.0
Constantine: The Hellblazer #2

Jul 8, 2015

Ming Doyle and James Tynion really out do themselves with the narrative that they've created for this book.  I found myself getting lost in their words (in a good way), as Constantine painted me a verbal picture of the supernatural back alleys of New York City and that's all before getting to the main antagonist.  Just a wonderfully written issue, with Riley Rossmo's perfectly fitting art depicting our brash Brit as he continues to be an arrogant son of a bitch.  Everyone should be reading Constantine: The Hellblazer.

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4.0
Constantine: The Hellblazer #3

Aug 13, 2015

I found myself really loving Riley Rossmo's art after seeing him do the first two issues of Constantine: The Hellblazer and now that he's absent here, I realize how much he really brought to the title because I was really having a hard time understanding what was going down in this issue.  Apparently though, I didn't miss much because by the end of the book I realized that we didn't really continue the story from the previous issue, we only had an introduction to a character and a boring investigation.  This has been a really strong title and I hope that it continues in the next issue because this one just wasn't that good.

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7.5
Constantine: The Hellblazer #4

Sep 21, 2015

Come take a walk down memory lane with our brash Brit as he comes to terms with the things that he's done that have left him the selfish son of a bitch that we all know him to be.  This is a pretty cool story going back through John's life as we've been seeing this book do lately and it's presented to us with some interesting art that really makes you want to continue your journey down John's ghost killing rabbit hole.

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6.5
Constantine: The Hellblazer #5

Oct 20, 2015

Oh boy, we've finished up our first story arc and while I was really digging how complicated Constantine is in this series, the heavy exposition and magical mumbo jumbo that was used to make sure that everyone was in the know about what's been going on really slowed the book down and at times made it a bit of a bore.  Even with these problems, the creative team still gave us an overall entertaining tale and I was happy as hell to see Riley Rossmo back on this book because his style really sold me on this series in the first place.  It's a mixed bag, but if you've been a fan of this series so far, you should enjoy this as well.

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8.5
Constantine: The Hellblazer #6

Nov 17, 2015

While you won't actually see all the cases that Constantine worked on in detail in this issue, you'll definitely get the gist from an awesome montage that worked way better than it ever should have........ Yeah, I don't know what I mean by that, but I had a blast with how humorous and straight forward this issue was.  Riley Rossmo is back on art on this one and if all that other stuff I said didn't sell you already, then Riley Rossmo being back totally should............. So yeah, go get some Constantine and see what all this nonsense I've been talking is all about.

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8.0
Convergence #0

Apr 1, 2015

This is a issue that does it's job of really getting you into the story and letting you know what you need to know right off the bat.  Cool callbacks to Superman: Doomed and callforwards to Futures End and you know what happens?  They all Converge...... Yeah, it's a good time.  An event due to DC moving or not, this has made me really interested in seeing what else this event holds.  Check it out!

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5.5
Convergence #1

Apr 8, 2015

I'm really glad that we started this event off with an issue #0 because if all we had to this story right now was this issue, I wouldn't be excited at all and would think that we're in for a long two months.  I still have high hopes that this series will rock but this issue was just nonsense that was  making sure that the plot is drilled into everyone's heads.  The only saving grace is that this issue is filled with excellent art.

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6.5
Convergence #2

Apr 15, 2015

While this issue has a couple problems dealing with all the inconsistencies that were abound in Earth 2: World's End, it eventually found it's rhythm and turned into a good issue that I'm happy I read.  The art was solid and the story moved us forward while using the domed cities to show a really moving scene that will leave people exciting and sad at the same time.  The issue is a mixed bag but I believe the good outweighs the bad.

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8.0
Convergence #3

Apr 22, 2015

Things are happening in this event and they have nothing to do with re-explained information or walks down the World's End memory lane............ and I'm so happy.  This issue explodes with actions and consequence, death and destruction........ It's everything that I had hoped this event could be and I really hope it continues on this path.  A real step up from the last two issues and I think this will really get people on board with Convergence.

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6.8
Convergence #4

Apr 29, 2015

While maybe not up to the "holy shit" momentum that we had in last week's issue, this certainly has kept my interest and solidified some ideas that were out and about that were keeping me guessing.  We're halfway through Convergence at this point and while I can't say that this first half has blown me away, I still remain optimistic for what's to come.

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5.0
Convergence #5

May 7, 2015

At this point I'm not sure if there's anything that can save this event from....... itself actually.  Where as I thought this issue would open up the story to a whole new epicness, instead we got more of the same, fighting and speeches and the only difference being a brand new speech.......  That's about it.  The only saving grace to me for this issue is the art.  So if you're only looking for good art, go pick this up.

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6.0
Convergence #6

May 13, 2015

The whole beginning of this book, which should be some of the most interesting, was just a mess, but if you can get past that, this becomes something really fun and really enjoyable to read.  Convergence is still working though it's many problems, but at this point I can see some light at the end of the tunnel and I know that I've said that before, but I think we can really start believing that this event will really give us something to sink our teeth into from here on out.

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5.8
Convergence #7

May 20, 2015

Having heroes throughout time and space fighting one another might come off as a very simple plot, but it's something that I've really wanted to see in this event and even though it's very brief here, it should give you a nerdgasm at the sight of it.  Besides for that and some really excellent art, this issue really has the feeling of things simply happening "just because" and doesn't do much to boost my opinion of this event.

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4.0
Convergence #8

May 27, 2015

Well, it's an ending.  How is it possible that I have more questions about the way that things were fixed to get us out of this event than I do with the entire event itself?  While this resolution gets us back on track with what we know and what we're used to with DC Comics, it's not a satisfying ending at all and makes me glad that we're done with all this nonsense and I hope we'll never have to deal with anything from it again.  The only plus side to this book is that the art continues to be great, but man I'm disappointed.

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6.0
Convergence: Batman and Robin #1

Apr 9, 2015

While the story at first seems like it has a fun and interesting premise, it's all lost due to this being Convergence and not being able to develop it further......... plus guaranteeing that it won't be explored more in the next issue because of what seems to be the big second issue fights.  On top of that, the art left me wanting more because a lot of the characters just came off looking really odd.  It's too bad, I really would have liked to see what happened between Damian and Jason Todd.

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3.5
Convergence: Batman and Robin #2

May 8, 2015

Where I wasn't too impressed with last month's issue, this really decided to take another downward slide in only giving us an over the top fight while spouting over and over again about how our Bat Family loves each other.  Not real love, just rudimentary superhero love where we can pat each other on the back and save each other from dying.  That's what you get and with artwork that really didn't hold my attention, this became a really disappointing installment to the Convergence tie-ins.

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3.5
Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1

Apr 16, 2015

As of right now, this issue is the biggest disappointment that I've had during Convergence.  Where I thought I'd get a cool walk down memory lane to when I first started reading Batman, instead I got a over complicated sting operation story that I could barely understand because the art, while excellent to look at couldn't tell a complete story.  Not to mention my confusion when the Dome comes down.  I hate to be this negative but this book was really poorly crafted.

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4.8
Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #2

May 14, 2015

This is certainly a step up from the last issue but with no real background or knowledge of who the Wetworks team are, this is just a issue about our heroes playing hide and seek with over the top caricatures of a 90's action movie........ a direct to video 90's action movie.  The art though was better here than in the first issue, but when it's all said and done, this tie-in is just a let down.

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6.2
Convergence: Blue Beetle #1

May 4, 2015

I loved the world and I loved the characters, but this issue doesn't do much to make me interested in what Hub City is up to during Convergence.  We've had some strange things happen for what I like to call "the rules" of Convergence during this event, but this one has to be one of the strangest and I don't know if it was just because the creators needed this to tie-in to the Convergence: Booster Gold issue or what, I just know that it left me scratching my head.  Hopefully we get some answers in the next issue.

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8.0
Convergence: Blue Beetle #2

May 30, 2015

This story really turned around out of nowhere.  Where in the first issue it seemed like it wanted to live outside of the normal city fights city scenario, here we just jump into the action and leave all that time traveling nonsense behind and I'm happy it did because I had so much fun reading this issue.  Go on out there and be a good comic fan and get yourself an issue of Convergence: Blue Beetle, it's a hell of a way to end this event.

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8.5
Convergence: Green Arrow #1

Apr 17, 2015

If you have a penchant for Errol Flynn Oliver Queen like I do, then that'll be enough to make you want to pick up this issue, but an added bonus to our infatuation for facial hair is that this is a really good story with excellent art as well.  It not only works as a way to get our Emerald Archer into a Thunder Dome scenario but works as a re-imagined way to introduce Ollie to fatherhood.  I really enjoyed this issue and anyone who's missed the old Green Arrow should definitely be getting this book.

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6.5
Convergence: Green Arrow #2

May 14, 2015

While I expected this book to be a big emotional ride with Oliver discovering his fatherhood, instead we get more of the fighting aspect that you've come to expect from Convergence and it really feels like a misstep.  There was such prime material to use to make sad sacks like me with daddy issues cry, but instead we see a alternate family feud and it just wasn't as satisfying as I would have liked.  On the plus side though, this book has great art from beginning to end, so it manages to be an alright issue even if it didn't make me weep.

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8.0
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1

Apr 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this issue reacquainting me with the Guy Gardner of old because for the most part, the tragedies that have befallen this character Pre-Crisis have been mostly forgotten.......... or retconned, so it was cool exploring Guy's past and seeing how our resident hot head is dealing with his new domed life........... Not only that, but seeing how the dome affects Hal and John was an added bonus.  A great issue for any Green Lantern fan and for anyone who was ever interested in seeing characters in an older, different light.

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9.0
Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #2

May 20, 2015

Fun trumps continuity.  That's what Didio said right?  There are certainly a lot of strange things in this book, but none of it matters because of the fun you'll have reading it.  Guy is just a straight up bad ass here, that hearkens back to the heroes of 80's action movies, complete with one liners.  Add all that fun to some excellent art that totally compliments the story and you have one hell of an excellent Guy Gardner adventure.

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7.0
Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Apr 15, 2015

While I personally really liked this issue because of all the nostalgia it brings out of me, I can't say that it's one of the strongest stories in Convergence.  The majority of the story it tells is to make sure that readers know what was going on during Pre-Zero Hour Metropolis instead of giving us insights on the characters after living in a dome for a year.  Hopefully the next issue will remedy this but if you weren't a fan of this era in the 90's, I can't really see you enjoying this title............ Or maybe this will make you want to check that out.  It could go either way really.  It was fun but it just wasn't great.

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7.5
Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #2

May 13, 2015

While this title won't blow you away with it's Convergence story, it will show you the lengths that a hero will go to do the right thing and isn't that why we read superhero stories in the first place?  Really though, this is a good issue and while it gives us mostly fighting and destruction, it does manage to give us something a bit different than any other Convergence title so far.  So yeah, all you Zero Hour era fans better be picking this one up.

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5.5
Convergence: Hawkman #1

Apr 25, 2015

While I wanted to really love this issue because I always look forward to seeing Hawkman flying again, the reason this issue doesn't work is because the writer was too good at recreating this era of Hawkman, which was just lousy with nonsense.  Crazy Thanagarian science and terms are thrown at you all over this book and it just becomes a chore to get through because of it.  Hopefully the next issue will dial back the exposition and let our heroes get into proper action without trying to tie it into the Shadow War.  I do have to say that the ending to this book was one of the better in this entire Convergence event and that should matter for something.

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7.5
Convergence: Hawkman #2

May 23, 2015

The story really picks up for me here and that's possibly because we've got all the setup out of the way and don't have to force concepts like the absorbascon down people's throats........ Sorry, if you're a fan of it, that's a little too weird science-y even for me, but this comic does a damn fine job in turning this title around and I couldn't be happier to see the hawks flying here and I don't know if it's because I just enjoyed this story better than the first issue, but I even ended up enjoying the art more than in the previous issue.

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8.5
Convergence: Justice League #1

Apr 8, 2015

While the ending got me extremely hyped for the conflict that the next issue promises, the rest of the issue seemed like a laid back time, where old friends get together again after a long time and you're all surprised that it's as if you've never been apart........... Yeah, this was a great issue and not only because of all that action and laid back stuff I was just saying.  It also has some spectacular art that makes you realize how much you've missed these characters.

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4.0
Convergence: Justice League #2

May 7, 2015

I was really looking forward to this issue and man am I disappointed.  The story was just a mess and where I expected a bunch of fighting to take place because of the nature of this event, we got our heroes vs. marine life instead of the fight we really wanted to see between the women of the Justice League and Flashpoint Aquaman.  Very anticlimactic and it just seriously left me wanting more.  Thank jeebus that the art was amazing or this might not have any redeeming qualities.

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8.0
Convergence: Justice League Of America #1

Apr 24, 2015

Right off the bat you know you're going to have a good time because this book features the ragtag team of Justice League Detroit and that idea alone just tickles me......... Oh yeah, it tickles me.  Not only that but the art team's names are ChrisCross and Snakebite.......... Yeah, that's a bad ass art team right there!  Seriously though, this issue let's you know what's been going down with all the characters of the team and even gives you a little insight on the characters they'll be fighting and that might not sound like much, but it's more than we get from a lot of other Convergence titles.  This is definitely a book you should be picking up and I don't think anyone will regret it.

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6.5
Convergence: Justice League Of America #2

May 21, 2015

While this issue won't elevate the Justice League Detroit team in anyone's minds, it does showcase those B-listers that we love, while they try to prove themselves to their city and to themselves.  Cool concept and all but in the end it didn't really stick the landing and I ended up feeling worse for these characters than I originally did........ and that wasn't the story's intention.  We got great art though and one of the best opposing teams in all of Convergence going on here.

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9.0
Convergence: Justice Society Of America #1

Apr 30, 2015

Some might complain that this issue is boring or isn't action-y enough for them and if that's the case then I believe that this issue wasn't for them in the first place.  Like the aging characters themselves, this story takes it time and lets us understand how completely insignificant our Golden Age Earth 2 heroes feel at this point in time.  It's just a really nice addition to this Convergence event that allows us to feel the vulnerability of these heroes and it rocks one hell of an awesome cliffhanger.  Definitely check this one out.

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7.5
Convergence: Justice Society Of America #2

May 27, 2015

Yeah, some might be disappointed that this issue wasn't as strong as the first, but we do get some strong moments with our heroes and begin to believe that youth is wasted on the young.  Really, this is just us getting one final time to see our Earth 2 heroes in their prime, kicking ass and taking names and it was really enjoyable.  One last hurrah and I'm happy that I got to see it.

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7.5
Convergence: New Teen Titans #1

Apr 25, 2015

Problems with love are abundant during the Teen Titan's time under the dome and even though I found it odd that we were dealing with all that drama during a fight to save the city from destruction, this issue was still really enjoyable and we get our Nicola Scott back in action kicking ass and taking names.............. I mean penciling.  The art was great in this issue and I loved seeing these characters again, even if this era's Donna Troy had a creepy thing for older men.  

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6.0
Convergence: New Teen Titans #2

May 20, 2015

While I was really looking forward to this second issue, I have to say that nothing really happens here and for all the emotion that is supposed to be going on in this story, every character came off feeling flat, even when they were supposed to be going through a big emotional revelation.  I did love the art and seeing these characters presented this old way was really fun but by the end it just leaves you wanting more.

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5.0
Convergence: Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters #1

Apr 30, 2015

While I had high hopes for this title, in the end it just doesn't have enough time to explore the landscape and atmosphere of this Nazi controlled world because of it's need to bring us up to speed with the dome and how it's affected our heroes.  Pretty standard stuff and besides for a couple of interesting concepts that aren't explored as much as I would have liked them to be, there isn't much to this issue.  Heroes good, Nazies bad, Dome goes up, Dome goes down.

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4.0
Convergence: Plastic Man and The Freedom Fighters #2

Jun 1, 2015

Unless you're really jonesing for a Plastic Man story, I'd say that this is better left skipped because any heart that might have been in the first issue is completely missing here and just becomes the most basic of superhero stories.  I wasn't a real fan of the art and the writer made odd choices in representing the opposing city and it's characters.

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7.0
Convergence: Shazam #1

May 1, 2015

This issue really has all the hallmarks of superheroes from yesteryear and if you're looking for mad scientists, over the top schemes, and the days where black and white were all there were with no grey area in between, then this is the issue you've been waiting for.  As much as I like the character of Captain Marvel, this issue to me was just a little too much of the comic tropes that I've grown out of and while I still enjoy it as a look back at what comics used to be, I think that this comic isn't for everybody.

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8.0
Convergence: Shazam #2

May 29, 2015

Reading this issue was a real joy and not only did it make me wish that we had a Shazam title in the current continuity........... well, actually I always wish that, but it made me want to go back and read Gotham By Gaslight, so that's a job well done right there.  Just a really fun title, with really fun art, so you know what this book was?............ Really?  You don't know?......... Come on, it was fun.  Get on the trolley and get yourself some Convergence: Shazam!.

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9.0
Convergence: Superboy #1

Apr 15, 2015

This issue accomplishes what not a lot of other Convergence titles are able to do.  It gives you a complete picture of everything that's going on from the Zero Hour Metropolis, to the Kingdom Come Metropolis and even what Kon was feeling before the Dome and a year after.  The writing just rocks and it's accompanied with excellent art all the way through.  Definitely a book that I would recommend to anyone that has ever had an interest in Superboy.

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9.5
Convergence: Superboy #2

May 13, 2015

Who loves 90's Superboy?  Well, after reading this story, probably everyone does because this issue gets you inside the mind of not only our hero but into the minds of the invading city.  With beautiful art throughout and a conclusion that will give any Superboy fan chills of satisfaction, this is one of the best titles that Convergence has to offer.

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5.5
Convergence: Superboy & The Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Apr 25, 2015

While I had a good time with the art in this book, I found the story lacking in anything that could grab someone's attention and keep it.  By the end I was just bored with the useless conversations that were used just to get us to the end of the issue.  Nothing much going on here.

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4.5
Convergence: Superboy & The Legion of Super-Heroes #2

May 25, 2015

While this issue tries to add to what we had in the first issue, it really comes off not doing much at all.  Yeah, it's bitch that that these are only two-parters when we get just enough information to get us interested in something only to get no resolution.  Ultimately, with nothing really going on in this title, except for things we'll never see go down and art that is similar but not quite as good to the first issue's, this title was a real letdown.

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7.0
Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel #1

Apr 18, 2015

While this issue isn't the Steel spotlight that I was hoping for when going into this book, it does present Steel in an awesome way where he is the last line of defense against Metropolis falling into complete chaos since he's still out and about in a world where powers are gone and technology rules.  A lot of battles throughout but the thing that will make you come back next issue is the shocking cliffhanger that spells doom for the Pre-Zero Hour Metropolis........... Yeah, that's a little over the top but I know I'm looking forward to issue two.

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5.0
Convergence: The Atom #1

Apr 10, 2015

As much as I wanted The Atom to jump off the page and make me interested in this comic and Ray Palmer, the issue only left me more confused about the "rules" that are being established within this Convergence Event and wondering if things like what happened here, will be in other Convergence titles......... or if this issue is just a weird isolated incident.  Odd story, dull art........... this Convergence title is just not for me.

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1.0
Convergence: The Atom #2

May 10, 2015

I really thought that there was no way to top how bad the last issue of this tie-in was, but somehow this issue managed and went beyond how bad I thought this would be.  There are no real words to explain this issue.......... It's just........... It's bad.  I guess after this little run, The Atom will go back into time out until he learns to play well with the readers.

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8.0
Convergence: The Question #1

Apr 11, 2015

Even though it's only one issue, Greg Rucka does a damn fine job in giving us the current status quo of The Question and her associates while giving us plenty of callbacks to the old continuity before everything got all Domed to hell.  Cully Hamner being on art here was a real joy and I'm happy that DC got these two back to work on this character that they made so popular.  Go check out this Convergence title because it's one that really gives you the nostalgia feels.

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9.0
Convergence: The Question #2

May 10, 2015

Just when I thought I was getting burned out by Convergence, this issue just gave me a second wind.  While I liked more than just this issue during this first week of second issues, this is the one that made me feel the most and I'm blown away at how well these characters were written and drawn.  One of the best issues this week of Convergence and it's one that everyone should be picking up.

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9.0
Convergence: Titans #1

Apr 9, 2015

I looooovvvveeee this issue.  I didn't realize until I read this how much I really missed this iteration of Roy Harper: Arsenal and Fabian Nicieza does a hell of a job in differentiating the way this story is told from what we're getting in the majority of the Convergence titles this week.  With great art and a great story, this is a Convergence title that I think everyone should read.

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7.5
Convergence: Titans #2

May 8, 2015

Roy Harper takes center stage again as we find out what he's willing to do to get his daughter back and even though we lose a little of what made the last issue so personal and emotional due to the fighting that needs to take place here, it does sport excellent art and a surprise about where this story is going at the end, this is definitely a Pre-Flashpoint Convergence book you should pick up.

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7.5
Convergence: World's Finest #1

May 5, 2015

I never would have thought that this title could have been as decent as it was. Besides for being pulled down a bit with an overly annoying character like Scribbly Jibbet, I really had fun reading this issue and for all my complaints about Jibbet, he still conveyed a sweet superhero fan boy naivety that was a surprisingly hopeful element to all the doom and gloom of a Earth 2 Metropolis stuck under a dome. Definitely a book that came out of left field for me and won me over.

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5.5
Convergence: World's Finest #2

May 30, 2015

The Four Soldiers of Victory really had their hands full in this issue and while normally that would sound pretty bad ass, here it comes off like they just needed something for the other characters to do and it just didn't feel right.  Combine that with a disappointing, confusing ending and we have a book that really dipped in quality from it's first issue.  Besides for the art being really strong, this is a comic that really disappoints.

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7.0
Cyborg #1

Jul 22, 2015

It's finally here people and while Cyborg's daddy issues are as prevalent as ever, I still found myself enjoying this issue even though the majority of it was about said daddy issues and catching readers up on what went down in May's Sneak Peek.  Because it's a first issue, it has to be all setup and while that can be a tad boring at times, I wish we would have gotten a bit more setup out of the issue because I found myself jumping to conclusions about who people were.  The art is amazing though and I can't wait to read what happens next.

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6.0
Cyborg #2

Aug 26, 2015

While we begin making strides towards what this book is actually about, it feels like we're constantly putting on the breaks to try and figure out what's going on.  Just think about walking in a long hallway in the dark.  You know that you're moving forward, but you're not quite sure what's going on around you.  The art though continues to be great and I still have high hopes that this series will start sharing it's secrets and we'll get the Cyborg book that we've been begging for.

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6.3
Cyborg #3

Oct 9, 2015

Cyborg ups the ante in action with this issue, but besides for that and a pretty bad ass cliffhanger, there really isn't much to be excited for about this issue........ well, besides for the guest stars that is and with only three issues in, I shouldn't be so happy about guest stars, I should be drooling over the main character.  Sadly, Cyborg comes off little more than a 80's action star as he whoops alien ass and spews out one-liners.  This is probably the best issue in the series so far, but offers little in making Cyborg feel like a solo character.

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6.3
Cyborg #4

Oct 29, 2015

While we seem to have gotten over the daddy issue hump of the story, we've arrived right into the jaws of the exposition monster and it's a fierce beast as it tries to make you understand what we're dealing with.  I'm exaggerating a bit, the exposition isn't bad, I just can't come up with a reason why the Tekbreakers who dish it out are even in this story.  All in all, this isn't a bad addition to the series and some might think that this issue is worth the price tag just for the battle in the end, that's conveyed with some outstanding art.  Middle of the road issue for me though, but I hope that now that the majority of the exposition is complete, we'll start moving into some uncharted "awesome" territory with this series.

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7.0
Cyborg #6

Dec 24, 2015

We finish up the Technosapien invasion with this issue and get a whole new status quo for Cyborg in the process.  While this issue was a really fast read, with a even faster wrap up, the art and the fact that we get to see Cyborg saving the day should be enough to keep you entertained....... and hopefully get you excited for what's to come.  

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8.0
Cyborg #7

Feb 2, 2016

Cyborg starts up a new story arc for this issue and while it's dealing with the ramifications of the previous story arc, it's a great place to jump in. Yeah, there isn't much action in this issue, but that shouldn't be something that's a deal breaker in buying this because the setup for the story is great and we get some great conversation pieces about how Cyborg is dealing with his new found powers. Overall, we get great art all the way through and a very interesting plot that I can' t wait to explore.

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8.5
Cyborg #8

Mar 8, 2016

Cyborg breaks out of it's emotional slump in this one just to have a good time and it was really about time because I've been waiting to have fun with this series and now I finally have it.  With a story that progresses our overall arc, while stopping to poke fun of a D-list supervillain, you're sure to have fun with this issue and it's awesome art.

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7.8
Cyborg #9

Mar 28, 2016

While this issue doesn't do much to progress our story further than where we left off last month, it does fill us in about what Cyborg's been doing in preparation for when the Cyborg Regulations Act is passed.  It's a fun issue that features the Justice League and I found myself really enjoying the art....... It's just a really fast read with the lack of progression.

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4.5
Cyborg #10

May 2, 2016

This issue of Cyborg is a real kick in the face if you've been enjoying this story because things just come out of nowhere and the majority of this issue feels rushed just to get to a conclusion.  The only real satisfying part of this book is the art, but even the colors suffered here because they're just dull.

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4.5
Cyborg #11

May 27, 2016

This issue of Cyborg was not only really boring, but it relied completely on Cyborg hacking something and that trope is getting really old....... since it seems that's his solution in every issue.  If that wasn't enough we also get Cyborg coming off really odd, not only because his character makes us question our hero, but his dialog just wasn't great either.  All in all, it's stories like this that make me wish that Rebirth had already started because with one more issue of Cyborg in this run, I don't know if I want to see it after this.

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6.0
Cyborg #12

Jun 22, 2016

Cyborg may or may not end with this issue....... it's never really spelled out here, but with this issue we get our hero taking on a brother and sister duo and while I enjoyed the fight scenes, the rest was really forced in and didn't make our hero look like he's that smart of a guy.  The art like always though was fantastic so at least we have that going on for us, I just found the majority of this issue very lackluster.

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7.8
Cyborg (2016) #1

Sep 21, 2016

While we're diving back into a story that's dealing with Cyborg trying to find his humanity, this presentation of it seems to work better for me than previous tries because not only is it full of heart, it's full of humor as well and you need that to balance out an issue, especially when there's not a lot going on in it.  I loved the art in this book and can't wait to see more, I just hope that Cyborg gets to stop moping around soon.

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5.5
Cyborg (2016) #2

Oct 5, 2016

I was really disappointed with this issue of Cyborg because of all the needless ramblings of our villain, that were just thrown over the one-sided fight scene that took up the majority of the issue.  Even with that though, you'd expect some awesome action, but the fight just wasn't great to look at because the colors were just muddy as hell and the only real positive thing I can say is that from the cliffhanger we got, I find myself still interested in where this series is going. 

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7.0
Cyborg (2016) #3

Oct 19, 2016

This installment of Cyborg brings about some interesting mysteries that really gets me into this new take of the character's on-going struggle about whether he's man or machine...... Which I'm thankful for because this question is always lingering whenever Cyborg does something solo and I'm starting to get sick of it, but hopefully with this story it can keep things fresh and because of how great the art looked here and some freshness added, I'm intrigued to see where this arc goes.

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6.5
Cyborg (2016) #4

Nov 2, 2016

Cyborg spends the majority of this issue battling his inner demons and even some that were put there back in the Rebirth issue and while the concept seems kind of cool, the overall delivery of it just came off underwhelming and I found myself bored.  There are some decent revelations in this issue, but nothing about what we've been dealing with previously with the main threat of this series so far.

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5.5
Cyborg (2016) #5

Nov 16, 2016

Cyborg this issue has some decent ideas going for it, but ultimately I found myself bored when I wasn't yelling at our characters for being idiots.  The art wasn't something that I really enjoyed and all in all, this issue just felt lacking all over even though it had a decent concept behind it.

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7.0
Cyborg (2016) #6

Dec 7, 2016

So far Cyborg as a series for me has been pretty humdrum with decent installments here and there and like those occasions, this issue isn't a bad read, it's just that not a lot goes on.  It's pretty predictable, but even with its predictability, I found myself enjoying what we got here and really loved the art that conveyed it.

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6.8
Cyborg (2016) #7

Dec 21, 2016

This issue of Cyborg really starts getting interesting once we get past a lot of forced backstory at the beginning and with that, I find myself actually looking forward to what we get next and that's something for me because since this arc has felt like it's only been running in place for all these issues, this series hasn't really interested me all that much.  Hopefully all that changes now and if the art continues to be as great as it is here, I can start to become a happy Cyborg reader.

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5.5
Cyborg (2016) #8

Jan 4, 2017

This issue of Cyborg felt like a lot of filler to get us to the same place that we could have been by the cliffhanger of the previous issue.  There was some fun stuff, but overall it felt unneeded, but luckily the art remained strong so we had something to take away from this book.

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6.0
Cyborg (2016) #9

Feb 1, 2017

While we finally get the backstory to our big bad in this issue, I found myself coming away from it thinking that it wasn't all that interesting for having to wait so long to get it.  Yeah, it calls back to things that we've seen previously, which I always enjoy, but overall, this issue doesn't really move us that much further than where we were previously.  

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5.8
Cyborg (2016) #10

Mar 1, 2017

We get two new characters showing up in this issue, but after dealing with the same thing for so long now I just wish all of this would end because it's really become less and less interesting as the series has progressed and instead of getting any real answers about what this story is about, it just keeps adding more and more characters to fill out the arc.  The art in this issue is decent enough though, I just wish we could do something interesting with Cyborg.

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5.0
Cyborg (2016) #11

Apr 5, 2017

Goddamn does this issue do its damnedest to keep us from the actual story by giving us twenty pages of nonsense that doesn't mean anything at the end and is ludicrous even in concept.  There is nothing going on in this series anymore and the only saving grace is the art team and while it doesn't deserve the score I'm giving it in the eyes of most people reading this review, the Get Fresh Crew will know exactly what I'm talking about.

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5.0
Cyborg (2016) #12

May 3, 2017

This title continues to be nonsense, where our hero just does random things because the techno-god that tells toasters when to pop and microwaves when to ding wants this book to be a slow ass burn that gives us almost nothing.  The art in this issue was decent, but the story is just boring as hell and infuriates me because our hero continues to not do a damn thing.  

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5.0
Cyborg (2016) #13

Jun 7, 2017

We get a backstory in this issue that really feels like an afterthought with how little emotion and imagination is put into it and the rest of the story just feels like the normal nonsense we get out of this series that feels like it cares less about Cyborg than I do currently......... which is a hard thing to do.  All in all, the art in this issue is half decent, but this series needs a new focus, a new writer and possibly a renumbering after all of this is said and done because it's just not good.  

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5.5
Cyborg (2016) #14

Jul 5, 2017

Cyborg continues to be an underwhelming book, but at least for this issue I can say that John Semper Jr. has changed up the game a bit in the way he's telling his stories because I at least found the concept to this issue interesting, even if it doesn't make a ton of sense in the long run and just throws dream sequences in to fill up page time.  The art was fun and at least we're doing something kind of new in the Cyborg book because goddamn did it feel stale as hell lately.  

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5.3
Cyborg (2016) #15

Aug 2, 2017

Cyborg, while giving us a little more of an interesting plot, still comes off a bit boring and weird at the same time and while we're getting dribs and drabs of things that are trying to get that weird bit out of the way, it's not all the way there yet.  The art in this book is decent and conveys the story well, but the story not being that interesting overall is the problem.  Yeah, I still hope that I'll get a Cyborg book that I'll enjoy, but with this long drawn out plot, I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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4.5
Cyborg (2016) #16

Sep 6, 2017

To spice things up a bit, this series decided to take its already confusing concepts and go full bore with it, turning everything into just nonsense.  Yeah, it's doing something with Cyborg which I haven't seen before, but after reading this series since it began, it's something that I don't want to see Cyborg be about because it's just out there and doesn't make a lot of sense in the long run.  Really, the only positive thing about this book remains the art, which I still love here, but it's not enough to save this series.

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7.8
Cyborg: Rebirth #1

Sep 7, 2016

Cyborg: Rebirth #1 certainly presents us with an interesting story going forward and also takes great care in allowing new readers to jump on without feeling intimidated by a complex character like Victor Stone.  Yeah, I had some issues with the art during some action scenes, but by the end I really enjoyed what this creative team offered up to us and it got me excited for what's to come.

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9.0
Damian: Son of Batman #1

Oct 30, 2013

This is a really good issue, and a very good beginning to this miniseries.  The entire issue is almost a mirror of what happened in A Death in the Family.  The comparisons between the mind set, and attitude of a  grown up Damian, and Jason Todd are uncanny.  I wasn't really a fan of Kubert's Parasite issue in Villain's Month, and when I heard he was the man behind the curtain on this title I was a bit worried.  I love being put to ease.  This was a fun issue, and everyone who loved that little pumpkin headed boy, who was taken from us to early, go check out this issue.

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8.0
Damian: Son of Batman #2

Dec 3, 2013

While not being quite up to the challenge of topping, or maintaining the joygasm that was the first issue, this still has the ability to capture your attention, and keep you glued.  Last issue was a tough act to follow, but this is solid read, and gives you the Damian you've been craving.  So Kubert, if you keep creating, I'll keep shelling out the cash.  Go check it out.  

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6.0
Damian: Son of Batman #3

Jan 4, 2014

We're almost at the end of this mini, and I don't know how I feel about it.  Where the story started out strong, it keeps taking left turns into weirdness, and with only one issue left I doubt we'll get all the answers to all the questions this issue makes us ask.  Now this is totally fresh, and has the reins to do whatever it wants, and it is fun, but man is it out there.  Go check it out.

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4.5
Damian: Son of Batman #4

Jan 30, 2014

This was a very disappointing ending to this series, which I thought started out really strong and had high hopes for.  Each issue seemed to decline to the point where we're left with so many unanswered questions in this issue, I don't know what to make of the story.  This was four issues of Damian getting his ass kicked, and possibly being the worst example of a Batman.  If this series had continued I wouldn't be surprised if Damian was dead within two issues.  But all bitching aside, Kubert sure can draw a hell of a comic, and I hope he continues doing more in the DCU.  

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6.0
Dark Days: The Casting #1

Jul 12, 2017

While I'm all about this summer event and what it potentially means for the rest of the DCU, I can't say that I had a good time reading this dense ass, confusing issue because while everyone is going into this expecting some answers from what we got from Dark Days: The Forge, by the end I just felt like a complete dummy and was left with more questions.  I didn't mind the art from JR JR in this issue as much, but even that doesn't help me because the story is what is really driving this event.  Hopefully, Dark Nights: Metal begins speaking in terms I can understand because right now I just feel completely in the dark about what's going on.

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8.3
Dark Days: The Forge #1

Jun 14, 2017

Anyone order an event?  Well, if you did it looks like that's exactly what you're going to get.  Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV throw everything at you possibly including the kitchen sink with this prelude to Dark Matter and I'll tell you, I couldn't be more intrigued with what the summer will hold from what we got in this issue.  There's a gigantic mystery happening all around right now and the ramifications could be Universe shattering.  The story was well setup and for the most part, the art was decent throughout....... remember that I said "for the most part".  Go get yourself some Dark Days: The Forge and be reminded why you love DC Comics.

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6.8
Dark Nights: Metal #1

Aug 16, 2017

While I do have some problems with some of the characters and shout outs that appear in this comic....... not to mention the cold open that takes up way too much page time in this issue, I do think that there's enough meat to what's going on here to keep the reader interested and looking forward to what's coming with this series.  The art is half decent and we're one step closer to checking out the Dark Multiverse.  

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7.0
DC Comics: Bombshells #1

Jul 25, 2015

Do to the short length of Digital First books, most will probably wait until it's collected to buy this and that might really be the way to go because right as I was getting into the book it was over.  Even though the dramatic elements of the story were cut short in order to introduce this Bat Woman to readers and because it needed to get the big picture of the series started, with excellent art and a great re-design, I had a wonderful time with this issue.  So whether you decide to pick this up as a digital or as a collected work, just make sure you do because it's rather quite wonderful.

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5.5
DC Comics: Bombshells #2

Aug 1, 2015

While I really love the art to this series, this chapter is underwhelming, especially after having such an original take on Batwoman in the previous issue.  Here it's more of the same with the origin of Wonder Woman that you've seen a dozen times.  Hopefully the story continues from this point and adds it's own spin to the Steve Trevor/Princess Diana dynamic so we can see something new from this Bombshells world, but as of right now; it's just not that interesting.

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6.3
DC Comics: Bombshells #3

Aug 8, 2015

While we have ourselves a new and interesting concept for Supergirl and Stargirl here, this being a digital title really hinders the story telling due to it's size.  Just not enough time is really given to present these characters in a fulfilling way that really lets us know who they are in this World War II world.  The art in this series has been continuously great, but since these two characters are very similar and even wearing the same pilot garb throughout, it's easy to get them mixed up.

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8.0
DC Comics: Bombshells #4

Aug 16, 2015

While Wonder Woman's introduction didn't wow me with a new concept before, here I'm told to suck it by Marguerite Bennett's completely new take on how our Princess makes her way to man's world and the people by her side when she does it.  We have a new artist on this chapter, but don't worry because it looks great and really works well with the art that we've already had in the first three issues.  It's a great chapter to this series and I can't wait to see where the rest of the story goes.

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7.0
DC Comics: Bombshells #5

Aug 22, 2015

While the art in this issue isn't as strong as we've come to know it to be from this series, the continuation of Supergirl and Stargirl's story is pretty exciting.  I love the direction and I can't wait to see what happens to these characters next and what will happen when all of our heroines finally meet.

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5.0
DC Comics: Bombshells #6

Sep 6, 2015

While I dig the characters involved in this issue and the change of scenery, this chapter just doesn't do much to really move the story forward and that is made abundantly clear with all the filler in this book.  There is promise to this particular story, but it still lies in the future.  Luckily the art was great and it had a decent cliffhanger, but besides for that and the new characters...... not much goes on here.

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6.5
DC Comics: Bombshells #7

Sep 29, 2015

We've finally got a big bad in the series and while we don't get much of it here except for it's welcoming party, it's cool to see that we have a enemy other than the Nazis for our heroes to fight when they get all together.  I just hope as the story continues that it gets back to a little more fun because I haven't been that big of a fan when it comes to the Zatanna/Joker's Daughter story that we've been dealing with.

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7.0
DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

Dec 14, 2016

While there are some really great holiday stories featuring our heroes in this special, I don't know if the great art that accompanies them can really justify spending ten extra dollars on a week where a bunch of big books are already coming out.  If you want some holiday cheer with your favorite heroes, don't mind anthologies and have a little extra money this week then by all means go for it, but overall this special just feels unnecessary, but there's still a lot to enjoy about it.

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7.0
Deadpool v Gambit #1

Jun 27, 2016

Deadpool...... Gambit....... Where's the beef?..... I can use that slogan for this right?..... I mean, you all know I mean beef as in problem and not actually a tasty burger from Wendy's right?..... Damn, I'm hungry.  Anyway, Deadpool V Gambit starts out hilarious as hell as you'd imagine and takes us on a story that will not only involve the Merc with the Mouth and the Ragin' Cajun, but also a heist..... and who doesn't love heists?  I'm asking a lot of questions here.  With great art and great humor that only lost me a couple of times with how much it wanted to poke fun at certain people, I have to say that this was an excellent issue and a great opener to a story I can't wait to read.  Everyone deserves a smile a day so why not let this issue be the cause of it.

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4.5
Deadpool v Gambit #2

Jul 11, 2016

While I was really looking forward to this issue coming out, I found myself really disappointed with the final product because while the main story is about a heist, which is a little different from what you'd expect from a title like this, it ended up just being boring instead of being fun and the jokes just didn't hit the way they should have.  The art was still decent, even though things got a little clustered with the panel layouts, but I'm still hopeful that this series will bounce back and be the treat it should be to read.

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7.5
Deadpool v Gambit #3

Aug 8, 2016

While I was a bit down the previous issue, I have to say that this installment really picked up the story and even the humor that I was looking for from a title like this and now that our focus is clear cut I can't wait to see what kind of trouble Deadpool and Gambit get into as they try to make themselves whole again........ and maybe get a little payback for being screwed over...... again.  A fun story with great art...... so really, what are you waiting for?

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7.0
Death of Hawkman #1

Oct 5, 2016

While you might be picking this title up for some much needed Hawkman action, you won't get a lot of that here and instead get a Adam Strange backstory that led our heroes into this series.  With that though, this issue is still fun and looks great.  Hopefully things pick up in the next issue because even though this opener was slower than I thought it would be, it's got my full attention.

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7.0
Death of Hawkman #2

Nov 2, 2016

This issue of Death of Hawkman does deliver in giving us some Hawkman action, but the character we wound up with just seemed really one dimensional and lacked in any kind of characteristic that went beyond grunting and beating the shit out of people.  Yeah, that's the basic Hawkman, but I just expected more, but luckily I wasn't let down by the art because it remained excellent throughout and while I didn't quite get the character work that I was looking for, I did find myself enjoying this issue and look forward to the next.

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6.8
Death of Hawkman #3

Dec 7, 2016

Death of Hawkman continues to be a so-so kind of story that doesn't offer a lot, but I still find myself enjoying it enough by the time the issue is over.  It's full of bright colors though and excellent art all the way through.  I just wish a little more would happen because we're moving at a snail's pace.  

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7.0
Death of Hawkman #4

Jan 4, 2017

While this series maintains its slow pace, it's finally paying off with this issue and showing us the real threat facing our heroes.  Yeah, it's big and over the top in a fun way, but because we have to sacrifice pages to rehash what we already knew, the pacing of this book feels a bit off.  Luckily though the art remains strong and I look forward to where this story is taking us.

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6.0
Death of Hawkman #5

Feb 1, 2017

I found the back and forth narrative to this story to be a little confusing at times this issue and because of that the interest that I had previously declined a lot in this issue, but even with that we got a really cool cliffhanger and we had excellent art all the way through.

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6.8
Death of Hawkman #6

Mar 1, 2017

Our finale to Death of Hawkman comes and sadly, it's more of a bridge to another story apparently....... Yeah, I don't know if we'll ever get that but because of this fact, I didn't get the closure I wanted at the end of this, but I did get one hell of a slug fest between Hawkman and Despero that I wanted and a book that looked good all the way through.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2011) #23.1

Sep 8, 2013

This is a good story, just not a fun one.  We get the back story of a Batman villain I don't really enjoy as much as others, but I found it to be a good story, so that has to say something.  Sadly I find it to be a story that really isn't needed, and I fear that the majority of Villain's Month will be the same.  But for fans of Poison Ivy, I'm sure you'll find this issue very enjoyable.

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4.0
Detective Comics (2011) #23.2

Sep 11, 2013

Crazy Harley blowing of childrens.  Yup we got that here.  But as much as I'm wanting Harley getting her own title in November, this just leaves me wanting.  Being another Matt Kindt joint, I understand that he wants to put these characters back together for the start of his Suicide Squad run, but this just seemed like the perfect opportunity to set something up.  I guess I was wrong.  For this issue's mini origin story theme that Villain's Month seems to be fond of, well come on!  She's Harley "Crazy" Quinn because she was to good at being a doctor, and her parents were assholes?  BAH!  Not a fan of this issue as you might be able to tell.  A useless story, and the artwork by Neil Googe was under whelming.  All I'm saying is for a weak story like this we better get something incredible for Suicide Squad next month to make up for it.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) #24

Oct 2, 2013

Even though this story arc crossed over a bit into Detective Annual.  Yeah I count it.  This story seems like it should of been at least two more issues worth.  But for what it was, I enjoyed it and continually love John Layman's work on this title.  Seriously when I first heard that Wrath was going to be the new villain of Detective, I did what any self respecting fan boy does.  I bitched left and right.  I hated this character back in the day, but after reading this re-imagining I like the character and wished he had had a Villain's Month title.  All in all get the issue complete the story, it looks great and you won't regret it.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2011) #25

Nov 6, 2013

Well luckily we just ended a story arc, so Zero Year doesn't just butt it's way in, and tell us to just deal with it.  Being a Gordon story "which I love", we get a feeling very reminiscent of Batman: Year One, but different enough to not feel like a rehash.  With Layman's Detective run coming to an end, I really hate to have a tie-in interrupt what could have been, but this was a good issue, and I'm glad we got to see it.  So go check it out and bask in the story telling of John Layman while we still have it.

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6.5
Detective Comics (2011) #26

Dec 9, 2013

Well this issue looked fantastic, the art really works for this book.  That being said, this seemed like a strange disjointed story.  Man-Bat's been in the background for almost a year now, and to have it all culminate in one issue seemed anti-climatic.  It could have simply been finished in two more back ups, giving us room for more of a main story.  Even though it seemed strange the issue was fun, just not as big as the previous stories have spoiled me with.  But go out and get it, and finish your Man-Bat addiction.  

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7.8
Detective Comics (2011) #27

Jan 14, 2014

This giant sized issue was a lot of fun with all the else world Batman's, and what could eventually be Batman, we don't know.  The two that really stuck out for me was the beginning of Gothtopia, and The Sacrifice.  All in all a great set of stories, and a great beginning to the big Batman story arc, we'll be reading in the future.  Here's to another 75 years!

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8.5
Detective Comics (2011) #28

Feb 11, 2014

I'm really enjoying the Gothtopia story acr, but feel sorry for people who aren't getting the full effect by reading all the tie in issues, and it might be a hindrance to readers.  But even without the tie-ins this is a great issue full of the Batman we all know and love.  The chemist, the detective, the escape artist, and the ninja, this issue has it all, and being chock full of our favorite baddies doesn't hurt it either.  So go check out this story that really feels it was made for Bat fans.

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5.5
Detective Comics (2011) #29

Mar 9, 2014

Even though I'm not a fan of Gothtopia, I am sad to see John Layman leave the title.  As for this issue it just seems anticlimactic.  Scarecrows whole plan is to take fear to it's next level, and to do this he's using a fear toxin to control everyone he needs to control.  Pretty standard, but this all falls apart because Batman is always alright on the fear toxin.  That and I would of liked to see Poison Ivy play a bigger part in this issue, than just a throwaway aspect to the story.  Sorry but Gothtopia wasn't the story I was hoping for for Layman's farewell tale.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #30

Apr 2, 2014

Well that was one hell of a way for Manapul, and Booch to make an entrance.  While I wasn't crazy about the art style when the story began, by the end I was fully on board.  This has been my favorite Batman title for awhile, and I'm glad that it can remain.  Hell this creative team made me care completely about a character you first meet in this issue, and I'm usually not of the caring variety.  So I welcome this new team with open arms, and can't wait to see what they bring us in the future.  Get on the trolley and buy this issue.9/10

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #31

May 13, 2014

Like I said in the review this is actually a detective story, and this story arc is a great place for Batman fans who have missed this aspect of the Caped Crusader in other comics.  Manapul and Buccellato are really cementing their roles as creators that can do anything after moving from the lighthearted world of The Flash to the dark and gritty of Detective Comics, and I really can't wait to see what they'll continue to bring us in the future.  Great characters, story, and art.  It's the trifecta for great comics, and you should be reading it.

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7.8
Detective Comics (2011) #32

Jun 15, 2014

While I'm not sure about how the story is working overall I do have to compliment the creators for the beauty of this book.  It's really something to look at, and is something that should carefully be eyeballed every time you turn the page.  But the story seems a little too convenient at times, and almost laughingly cliche.  Now I'm not going to fault the writing for this, because Batman even makes mention of it, but it really caught me off guard.  Even with my gripes though this is a fun book to read, and is really Bullock filled for those of you missing this curmudgeon of a character.  Go check it out.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2011) #33

Jul 15, 2014

When this story began with the Detective Comics creative change to Manapul and Buccellato, I was really excited about the type of stories these two would offer this title.  Now we're only four issues in and I'm terribly bored.  I dig the fact that we're going after a more detective feel to the book than a simple Batman fights villain story, but it's taking it's sweet time to get nowhere.  We've got a designer super drug, a murder mystery, corrupt politicians, biker gangs, dudes that glow pink, a giant squid and Bullock kicking ass.  There should be enough here to keep me entertained, but maybe it suffers from too many things crammed into one story.  At least it looks great doing it.

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4.0
Detective Comics (2011) #34

Aug 7, 2014

While we started this story with great detective elements driving the issues, it seems that all the evidence throughout didn't mean anything and we're given a completely contrived conclusion that conveniently places characters and squids where they're most useful and just leaves you wanting something more.. 

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4.8
Detective Comics (2011) #35

Oct 3, 2014

This month's "More than Batman can handle" story coupled with the muddy art of the issue really puts a bad taste in my mouth.  While at first I thought that this could be a really cool scenario for a story, it quickly became too political and really screams of the writer trying to use a Batman book to make a personal point about his beliefs.  Now that just makes me sound like a jerk and I don't even know if any of that is true, but I don't like it.  Bottom line here is if you like seeing browns and blues slapped together to tell a story about something that doesn't have any kind of redeeming quality in the fun department, by all means check it out, but I can't wait for Buccellato and Manapul to get back on the job.

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3.0
Detective Comics (2011) #36

Nov 11, 2014

I still can't tell you how Batman defeated the villain in this because the art was so muddied that I just sat there thinking "Dafuq?"  The story wasn't any better, Batman was useless and the real hero of this issue was Dick Grayson, half a world away and he didn't even do anything in the end except keep me from complete boredom.  Just an awful inclusion to the Detective Comics series that doesn't do anything but make you scratch your head at how this ever became a Batman story.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #37

Dec 9, 2014

This is the issue that I've been waiting for.  I was not a fan of the last two issues of Detective while Manapul and Buccellato were taking a hiatus, but now that they're back on here, I'll be clutching the comic to my chest in love and respect for what I realized I was missing while they were gone.  This is just another fantastic story from these two and if you're not reading Detective Comics you're missing out.  Go get it!

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #38

Jan 13, 2015

Even if this book wasn't written brilliantly, I think I'd still pick it up just to stare at the pages.  If for some reason this is the one Batman book that you're not picking up then you're missing out on one of the best books in the New 52.  It keeps me guessing what doors it will go through each month and it's actually putting the detective in Detective Comics.  Go check it out.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2011) #39

Mar 24, 2015

While the clues leading our Dark Knight to the final setting in this issue was a bit of a stretch for me, I enjoyed this issue for what it was and really enjoyed the artwork that got me from beginning to end.  Mad Hatter's become a bit more of a monster here and apparently Anarky has become a thing that stops monsters and I guess that's okay since we're in the New 52 but I'm not sure that long time fans will appreciate the drastic change in the characters that they love.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2011) #40

Mar 24, 2015

One of the best looking books in DC Comics doesn't disappoint as it wraps up the Anarky story arc in a dark and twisted fashion.  While I maintain that this Hatter comes off more as a Freddy Krueger type figure than what I usually think of him as, it's a serious take for a serious story and I'm happy as hell that I read it.  Go get your detective skills on as we finish up the Anarky story.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2011) Annual #3

Aug 5, 2014

There is a whole lot of shit going on in Gotham!  This Annual being the prequel to the Icarus story arc gives us the lowdown on the events leading to Elena Aguila's death in a Pulp Fiction manner, jumping us around a single day in the lives of Batman and the scum of Gotham.  This story is a lot of fun as long as you make sure you take your cues from the time stamp on the page, because if you miss one you might get lost in the long run.  As far as prequels go this isn't bad and even though I usually hate anything that reminds me of Episodes 1-3 of Star Wars, I wouldn't mind seeing more stories that go this route of using Annuals as a precursor to a story.  Check it out so you too can have the whole story on Icarus.

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7.8
Detective Comics (2011): Endgame #1

Mar 12, 2015

While you don't need to read this to get your full Batman Endgame story on, it is a fun side story about what's going on in Gotham from the perspective of teenagers.  With a great art team this unneeded story is a fun escape from the seriousness of the Joker getting his Endgame on.  While it doesn't feel like a Detective Comics story, it does feature a character from the last Anarky story line and after reading this, I hope we see a lot more of him and his new group of friends.  

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3.5
Detective Comics (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 7, 2014

This issue had so much promise in being a really cool Batman story, until the out of nowhere punch to the gut, changing the character that we love so much.  The other noticeable flaw is that from the beginning we had one Batman look that paralleled the new Earth 2 Batman and by the end he looked like the 80's and early 90's Batman.  I don't know why this would be intentional and can only think it's a mistake due to the many artists in this issue.  Batman didn't seem like Batman, Calendar Man wasn't Calendar Man like, the only real true character was Riddler and he was annoying as hell.  This is all very disappointing in an issue that didn't even try to be a Futures End tie-in, which would have been nice since we haven't seen Batman doing the whole Caped Crusader thing in the strange land of Five Years From Now.  I can't recommend this issue.

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4.5
Doctor Fate #1

Jun 18, 2015

We're just thrown into the deep end with this issue as we see Khalid being offered the helm of Fate, but nothing that happens in this issue really makes me want to see more of these characters or even care if Khalid continues being Doctor Fate.  There was no character development to be found and with an entire spread page dedicated to Khalid talking to his girlfriend via text, I kind of hope that Anubis wipes out mankind.  That's a bit harsh, but I just wasn't a fan of this story or the art.

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4.8
Doctor Fate #2

Jul 16, 2015

I guess we're fated to have a disappointing Doctor Fate title because nothing from this series has been able to stand out for me and the majority of it hasn't even been that good.  Yeah, you'll be able to find snippets that you may enjoy, but the complete lack of emotion that Khalid presents here and the cartoony style relegates this to something that feels like it should appear in the Funny Pages of the Sunday paper.  Really disappointing and at this point, I don't see it redeeming itself.

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5.0
Doctor Fate #3

Aug 20, 2015

Doctor Fate continues to disappoint here and because the book started out stronger than it ever has, I think it hurt that much more when it began it's downward slide into the nonsense that this title has been rife with.  Khalid continues to be whiny and the story really goes nowhere, so if you read the second issue, you're pretty much already caught up with the series.  

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6.0
Doctor Fate #4

Sep 21, 2015

While I'm still not on the Doctor Fate trolley with this series, I do have to say that this was my favorite issue so far and I hope this is only the beginning of things to come because for all the things that I don't like in this book, I found myself not caring when Khalid began acting like a hero and using his powers like a bad ass.  So yeah, if you're already a fan of this book, then this review does nothing for you, but if you've been on the fence about picking this up, then it might not hurt too bad to give this issue a try to see how it fits.  

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3.0
Doctor Fate #5

Oct 27, 2015

If you've read Doctor Fate up to this point, well you're pretty much caught up with the exception of the cliffhanger where something new finally happens....... you know, besides for the whining, disbelief and anti-heroics that we've seen in every issue.  Nothing that we've gotten so far attracts me to this book and I have no idea how this character can ever become interesting.

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4.0
Doctor Fate #10

Mar 21, 2016

Doctor Fate is losing what little steam it had as it approaches Rebirth because now we're just given issues where things happen without so much as one explanation about why or how.  I have not been a fan of this series at all and now I'm just counting down the days until it's gone because in ten issues we really haven't gotten anything that makes this character interesting and for the majority of the series, not even hero like.

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5.5
Doctor Fate #13

Jun 2, 2016

While this issue of Doctor Fate might intrigue some because of its inclusion of Kent Nelson, the Golden Age Doctor Fate...... and I'll admit, it peaked my interest as well, but overall this story once we get past the awe of seeing this character is just as terrible as this series has always been.  The real thing that should be getting people to check out this book is the art because it finally seems fitting for this title and even though I love me some Golden Age characters, that's the real draw here because Khalid is a terrible hero and can't hold his own series the way that he's been presented.  

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6.5
Doctor Fate #14

Jul 27, 2016

Doctor Fate is weird this issue in that we have two separate stories filling the pages of this installment and the problem with that is....... I like both for separate reasons.  Yeah, I would have liked a book I could fully get behind, but maybe this is the start of this series correcting itself before it ultimately ends........ somewhere in the next few months....... who knows when though.  I just hope that until it does I continue finding things I like about this series because it's been really hard to find anything throughout its run.  

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6.0
Doctor Fate #15

Aug 17, 2016

Doctor Fate continues to just putter along in the purgatory that is this series........ I mean, it's never ending and nothing ever really happens.  It's your normal run of the mill issue, where monsters come, Khalid tries and Kent Nelson does, while the art does it's thing that I personally don't enjoy, but conveys everything it needs to............ Why won't this series end?

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5.0
Doctor Fate #16

Sep 21, 2016

This issue of Doctor Fate is just another in the long line of issues where our title character doesn't do shit and to make things worse, the former Doctor Fate is just as useless here.  Really though, this is a story that just builds up to nothing and is a reminder of why I can't wait until this series is finally over.  It's........... It's just not good and I'm just not a fan of the art style either.

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5.1
Doctor Fate #17

Oct 27, 2016

While Doctor Fate gives us more of the same.......... which is pretty much nothing, I have to say that the art in this book was great and I wish we could have had this artist on ages ago because Brendan McCarthy really made this book look fantastic.  Really though, that's about the only thing that this book had going for it as we crawl towards the finale next issue.  

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4.5
Doctor Fate #18

Nov 16, 2016

Doctor Fate is finally over and I'm sure there's dancing in the streets over it because this series was just a mess and besides for the excellent art here, this issue is no different.  Things just happen "because" and we never really get the idea that Khalid will go on to be a great hero at the end or just revert back to his whining ways.

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7.5
Earth 2 #15

Aug 10, 2013

    This issue is kinda funny where we get a lot of new characters, and even ones who haven't been around a lot.  But not much goes on in it.  Being James Robinson's last story I kinda hoped we see more, but I'm not going to complain when I get Mr. Terrific, Red Tornado, Hawkgirl, Big Barda, and Mr. Miracle in one book.  This book has been as good as it has because of James Robinson, and Nicola Scott.  I really hope that after the new writer takes over, the same freshness that this title has maintained continues.

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5.0
Earth 2 #15.1

Sep 9, 2013

Well not so much a Earth 2 title, as much as a Worlds' Finest 15.1.  This issue left me way underwhelmed.  Classic (bad) bad guy, "I'm evil, I like pain, insert evil laugh, etc.  Seeing what we have had before in the excellence that is Earth 2, this clearly does not belong.  Sadly another installment of Villain's Month that can be labelled, unnecessary.

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5.0
Earth 2 #15.2

Sep 11, 2013

Well that was a bare bones issue. I think that this was the fastest I've ever gone through a comic. It seems that Matt Kindt phoned this one in. The artwork was split up betweenArt Thibert, and Aaron Lopresti which was good. The present day stuff was great but pretty much all there was was Solomon Grundy naked in the desert, and the flashback stuff looked like an issue of Tales from the Crypt. Now that's not a bad thing, but it didn't seem like there was much to it. Bare Bones.

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9.8
Earth 2 #16

Oct 2, 2013

This has continually been one of my favorite titles since it came out.  Even with this I wasn't really concerned with James Robinson leaving the book.  It had to happen sooner or later, but after reading this issue I can't help but scream out "Don't leave me James Robinson.  Please!"  But to compose myself, this is a hell of a way to leave a title with a bang.  Nicola Scott's artwork has yet to disappoint, and is one of the things I most look forward to when reading comics.  This issue is just a nerdgasm, and anyone who hasn't been reading Earth 2 needs to start now.  So run to the comic shop, and pick up the back issues just so you're up to date, so when you finally get to read this issue in order you'll know what the rest of us know.  This is one of the best issues the New 52 has to offer.

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9.0
Earth 2 #17

Nov 6, 2013

After last issue, I really don't see anyway that this issue couldn't be great.  There is so much going on, and for this book it isn't a hindrance.  You care about every story that is going on, and the only thing that makes it hell is that in the end you have to wait another month to get more.  Tom Taylor makes a strong first performance for this book, and as always Nicola Scott's artwork reinforces why I'm a comic book fan.  By far the best title DC has to offer in the New 52.  Go get it now.

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9.5
Earth 2 #18

Dec 8, 2013

I feel really redundant praising this title month after month, but it's all I can really do.  This title is fantastic, and I find the more I read, the more I care about this universe's characters more than the normal DCU.  Tom Taylor was given a book when all hell broke loose, and is doing a great job moving the story along, and making us care about the characters at the same time.  So bring on Earth 2 month where we get 52 titles revolving around this universe.  Not likely but it's a nice daydream after reading this issue.  So go on and get it already.

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7.0
Earth 2 #19

Jan 8, 2014

Well the momentum couldn't go on forever.  The problem is, how can someone keep topping themselves?  The answer is eventually you can't, and sometimes there has to be a lull. Even though this is another good issue, it finds itself being in the shadow of the issues that came before it.  So go out and get it, and continue your Earth 2 edge of your seat adventure.  

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9.0
Earth 2 #20

Feb 5, 2014

Is there some secret recipe to making Earth 2 great?  Did James Robinson, and now Tom Taylor have the Colonel's secret recipe for comics?  Some sort of eleven herbs of magic, because this title just continues to wipe the floor with everything else out there right now.  Only thing I'm missing is Nicola Scott's artwork, but lets face it.  She spoiled us, and nothing will look as good when compared, but Kitson, and Rocha do a fine job of filling in, but it's just not Scott's.  Taylor is doing a great job of throwing us small tidbits, and answers to keep us satisfied as the story continues, and unraveling this new world and the people that encompass it each issue.  Wow I love this series.

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9.0
Earth 2 #21

Mar 5, 2014

This was an intense issue.  We step back from the heroes trying to save the day, and focus on how bad things have gotten, and are still getting.  It's a bit shocking, and even though we've been dealing with it for months now seeing Superman do these things continues to blow my mind.  There is so much going on, and somehow Taylor keeps things interesting on all fronts.  The only complaint I have is that this month the color doesn't seem as vibrant as it's been, and weakens the artwork.  Now I hate myself a bit for saying anything negative about Scott's work, so like I said it's the color.  So if you want a title that wows you month after month, go out and pick up Earth 2.  I'm not kidding.

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9.0
Earth 2 #22

Apr 2, 2014

While the story didn't move worlds or change lives, it did deliver in letting these characters grow.  In a book this size, getting all the insight behind characters dreams, fears, and motivations can be a very difficult thing, especially in the short chaptered world of comics.  But Taylor takes his time, and makes you care about each, and just makes this world a wonderful, and interesting place to read about.  On top of all that fluffing, I'm happy as hell that we get to see my favorite hero of this world Green Lantern back, even if it was only a brief inclusion.  What I'm trying to say is, if you want a book that won't let you down you need to be reading Earth 2.  Before I end this I have one more fluff to hand out.  Nicola Scott is a goddess of art.  Okay that is all, pick up the book.

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9.0
Earth 2 #23

May 7, 2014

If you look at my other reviews for this title it's fairly obvious that this is my favorite, and there's a reason.  Every month this title gives us nothing less than a compelling story, interesting characters, and superlative art.  The idea of weekly comics gives me anxiety because the notion of me being burnt out and not wanting to read a comic worries me, but for this titles weekly Earth 2: World's End, I can't wait.  All in all another great book by a great creative team, go buy it, steal it, I don't care just make sure you're reading Earth 2.

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7.8
Earth 2 #24

Jun 4, 2014

Eddy Barrows is on art detail this month, and while normally I might have thrown a tantrum when noticing Nicola Scott missing from the credits, Barrows does this issue proud and represents our Earth 2 heroes in a "I can't find any reason to bitch about this not being Nicola Scott" manner.  Every month this series tends to read really fast, and with the amount of action that Taylor throws at us, it's to be expected, but for some reason this issue seemed faster, and not a lot was achieved in this fast read.  This is my favorite book and with the amount of characters that need to be explored, I have to understand that not ever issue can blow me away.  I'm just getting greedy I guess because I just wanted more from this issue.  Still a awesome read, and I'll continue talk about it to whoever will listen.  Go check it out.

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9.8
Earth 2 #25

Jul 2, 2014

It seems that I gush over every issue of Earth 2, and let me tell you that this issue is no exception.  Tom Taylor just cranked it up a notch, and I was left shocked, and cheering throughout this book.  I could go on about all the awesomeness that is held within the pages of Earth 2 #25, but that's all you really need to know.  It's chock full of awesome.  Last month I was very happy with Eddy Barrows filling in for art, but even with how good he is I'm happy to say that Nicola Scott is back, and she just makes this issue shine.  Go get the book, and if you haven't started reading Earth 2 yet, how dare you.

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6.8
Earth 2 #26

Aug 6, 2014

While Earth 2 is my favorite book in the New 52, I found the end of the Kryptonian story arc to be just a little too convenient.  Everything just seems too simple in the end and I wonder why any of our heroes had any real difficulty in completing their task in the first place.  Yeah maybe I'm exaggerating the ease in what these characters had to do, but it just didn't seem like a proper ending to the epic story that this was.  It's a good issue, just not what I was expecting when reading up to it.  

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7.5
Earth 2 #27

Oct 9, 2014

I usually hate multiple artists but this issue didn't suffer from it at all and I really enjoyed the story they conveyed here even if I'm not entirely sold on the idea that this was a story that needed to be told.  There's just so much Earth 2 going on this week that I'm not surprised that somethings don't mesh completely.  This is more of a character piece getting our Worlds' Finest duo back into their old world and seeing how they groove with the rest of the cast and while it's a bumpy start, I think they'll do just fine here in the Earth 2 title.  I love these characters and I can't wait to see what the creators have in store for us with this leg of the Earth 2 story.

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7.5
Earth 2 #28

Nov 5, 2014

While I'm a sucker for a good origin story, I found that using this title to tell the Furies of Apokolips' origin was a bit of waste.  It could just be that I'm a bit biased since this is my favorite title and I kind of wanted it to do it's own thing instead of becoming the backup to World's End.  Even with my complaints, these stories were fun and having different artists to tell each story actually benefited this issue.  The star for me is Diogenes Neves and Marc Deerings final story.  It just out shined the rest of the art in this book and even if you're not a fan of this book you should check out that section of the book.  

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8.5
Earth 2 #29

Dec 3, 2014

While I'm not completely happy with Earth 2 taking a back seat to Earth 2: World's End's stories, it has been kind of nice having smaller stories that you want to see more of featured in this monthly book.  I've been waiting for Dick and Barbara Grayson to get a featured story and while this isn't exactly what I thought it would be, it was still entertaining as hell as it filled me with dread and suspense.  It's a really dark story that makes you stop looking to the skies of Earth 2 at the raging parademons and makes you realize that the majority of the terror in this world is being dispensed by it's own people.  I really hope we see more of this story because now I'm really compelled in what's going on outside of the super heroics.

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4.0
Earth 2 #30

Jan 7, 2015

Everything about this issue just seems like it's thrown together because the creators realized at the last second that they needed origins for their Avatar characters and produced the most generic take they could on the story.  All the stories in this issue feel like they could have been placed in one of the many segments of World's End and saved this for an actual thought about concept.  I just really hate this title becoming the backup for the weekly series.

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6.8
Earth 2 #31

Feb 4, 2015

While I'm not completely fond of the stories in this issue, I do like the fact that we're dealing with actual heroes of Earth 2 and it feels less like World's End's bitch, like I called it last month and more like a step towards what Earth 2 used to be and what I'd like it to be again.  I just wish that our heroes here wouldn't have been indecisive dick bags throughout the issue.

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6.5
Earth 2 #32

Mar 4, 2015

While the art in this issue is great, it doesn't have an equally great story for this series to end on.  Yeah, it's just becoming Earth 2: Society but this title was really important to me and just having a throwaway story with a loose end tied up just left me wanting more.

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8.0
Earth 2 Annual #2

Jan 29, 2014

The long wait is over, and we're given the secrets of the new Batman of Earth 2, and it was satisfying.  In this issue we are given a in depth look at the man behind the cowl, and the darkness, and regret that fuels this Dark Knight.  One thing I wish we could of had though is the stunning artwork of Nicola Scott, but Robson Rocha does a fine job filling in.  So Taylor does it again, and we're one step closer to understanding the world of Earth 2.  Go get your issue, and enjoy this fantastic series.

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6.5
Earth 2: Futures End #1

Sep 3, 2014

I don't know if the story was written erratically or if the art couldn't convey the story properly, but this issue was a task in following.  While I like the motto that every comic is someone's first, this definitely shouldn't be anyone's first if they want to have any idea about what's going on.  I do have to say that Eddy Barrows is someone I love seeing on this book and he continues making this title look great.  The problems I have could just be trying to fit too much into a normal size issue and it just comes off cramped.  Now while the cover says Earth 2, don't expect seeing your favorite heroes from that title here, it's a straight up Mister Terrific story, so don't be fooled by the title and cover.

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8.0
Earth 2: Society #1

Jun 10, 2015

Holy shit, Earth 2 just went and got my attention again.  Yeah, a lot of us felt burned after World's End and seeing the regular Earth 2 book simply turned into World's End's companion, but this issue is very promising that we may get the Earth 2 book we've been wanting since Apokolips hit the scene and spit in our faces.  The story is interesting and the art is fun, so anyone who loved Earth 2 before but gave up, this might be something you should check out.  I'm certainly looking forward to the next issue.

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3.0
Earth 2: Society #2

Jul 9, 2015

All the optimism and high hopes I had for this series from the first issue were really damaged here and almost obliterated beyond repair....... Yeah, I was that unhappy with this issue.  We've got Terry Sloan continuing to be untrustworthy while we get a recap of things we saw last issue and adding in nonsensical explanations to things that didn't need to be explained right now.  If that wasn't enough to get to you, the art wasn't as strong as the first issue either and I'm left wondering if this story wasn't better left concluding in Convergence.  

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7.0
Earth 2: Society #3

Aug 12, 2015

While this series still might not get you all excited about the future of Earth 2, it does manage to be a decent read that gives fans of these characters a speck of hope that this might become the series they've wanted.  On top of that hopeful hope, we also had a issue that had great art all the way through.  Even though I've said this so many times before from series rocking the Earth 2 brand, I'm one of those hopeful fans and I really want to like this series and I'd like to think that this is the first step towards that.

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3.0
Earth 2: Society #4

Sep 9, 2015

The inconsistencies in this book are getting down right infuriating, especially since all the continuity is from the current writer.  Characters seem really off and ultimately all we get from this issue is a misunderstanding and a flashback that doesn't make sense.  The only thing that is really worthwhile is Jorge Jimenez's art and Alejandro Sanchez's colors.

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4.0
Earth 2: Society #5

Oct 14, 2015

If you want to see the Flash simply get out of a rut because........ it's what the story needs at the time, then this issue is for you, but if you're looking for something more, than you should look somewhere else.  This series doesn't feel like it really wants to do anything and that apathy seems to be rubbing off on our heroes as well because throughout this issue, they all seem bored.  I love the Earth-2 heroes and it's the Earth 2 title that originally got me to start reading DC again, but this is so far removed from what that series was that it's almost unrecognizable........ and I don't like it.

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6.8
Earth 2: Society #6

Nov 18, 2015

I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this issue from what it's given us so far.  There I was pages through this book that I had completely given up on and it went and did the unthinkable (at least how I was thinking about it) and caught my attention.  We've got the one thing that I've desperately wanted out this series and that's heroes fighting villains and it's not bad.  If the series continues along the same lines as it set here, then Earth 2: Society might be a book to take a second gander at because this issue was one of if not the best we've gotten so far.

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3.0
Earth 2: Society #7

Dec 10, 2015

Earth 2: Society continues to disappoint as we get done this story arc, that really didn't feel like it served a purpose.  Yeah, we got introduced to some villains, but with characters magically knowing where to go and what was going down out of nowhere, I have to wonder if DC thinks it's readers are too stupid to care about a coherent story.  I love all the characters that are depicted in this book, but I'm on the verge of never wanting to see them again because of how poorly they're represented here.  

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7.0
Earth 2: Society #8

Jan 13, 2016

While this won't immediately come out and "WOW" you, it does a decent job in setting up what we'll be dealing with on Earth 2 and since it all felt like it rang true to the characters, while even bringing us back a more human Green Lantern, I have to say that Dan Abnett's first outing into this world was half decent and I can't wait to see what he does with it from here on out.  Along with that, we continue to have Jorge Jimenez's awesome style bringing this story to life and just making these characters look great.

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5.0
Earth 2: Society #9

Feb 16, 2016

If you're a fan of politics and how to make governments work then this issue is right up your alley, but if you're like me and want to read a superhero book with good old fashioned good vs. evil and all that jazz.......... well, you might be a bit disappointed.  I found myself bored out of my mind with this story and even though I saw potential for future story lines here, this book is still a mess as it was before.  The only saving grace really is the continued excellent artwork from this art team.

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7.0
Earth 2: Society #10

Mar 10, 2016

To my surprise, Earth 2: Society has finally pulled together a decent issue and for the first time since this series started I find myself caring what's going on with our Wonders and the world they inhabit.  Yeah, some things come off feeling a bit thin when we're constantly jumping to different stories going on, but all in all this was a enjoyable read with some amazing art.  I don't know what Rebirth will bring us when talking about these characters, but if we get more issues like this until then we might have something to finally talk about when it comes to this series.

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7.0
Earth 2: Society #11

Apr 14, 2016

Abnett's run on this book certainly has come to a head in this issue as we get a ton of information thrown as us, but done in an entertaining way.  Yeah, this is probably my favorite issue of his run and while I'm not a huge fan of the politics angle to this book, it certainly takes a dark and interesting turn with this and even though the art isn't as strong as it's been in the past it still looks good and I find myself caring what leads this story into Rebirth.  

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6.8
Earth 2: Society #12

Jun 5, 2016

If you were like me and were worrying that this story arc was leading to another war type situation that all the Earth 2 titles have been plagued with....... well, this issue might just calm your nerves a bit and give you something that we've seriously missed from this series.......... hope.  With decent art and colors and an interesting turn that takes this story into a different direction, I find myself interested for the first time in awhile about where this series will go before it gets Rebirthed.

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7.8
Earth 2: Society #13

Jun 8, 2016

I don't know if I'm just a fickle mush head or not, but again and again this series gets me all excited, but eventually it lets me down and I say that I'll never get my hopes up again.......... but goddamn does this issue get me excited for where this series will go.  I know we're not getting an official Rebirth on the cover of the new Earth 2 series once it starts to act as a prologue to what we'll be getting, but really this arc seems to be just that without flaunting it.  Between the vibrant art and the intriguing story I think I may just be on the Earth 2 trolley once again and if you've been hanging back waiting to see what happens, maybe this is a good time to jump back into this world of Wonders.

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6.8
Earth 2: Society #14

Jul 13, 2016

While you won't get much of anything new from this issue, except for a decent battle, I did find myself enjoying this story and the art for the most part.  Really though, it just spent too much time rehashing old information, while I found some of the action a little confusing to what was actually going on or who was getting hit.  I still look forward to where this story goes, I just hope that the recap each issue is kept at a minimum.

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6.5
Earth 2: Society #15

Aug 10, 2016

If you're still invested in the Earth 2 series then I feel bad for all the shit you had to go through to get here, but luckily it looks like things are starting to come out Milhouse because while the book seems to be getting padded out to maintain a title as a place card....... or whatever reason DC might have for prolonging this, it does seem to be getting interesting and with this story arc I can't help but care where this series goes.  The only bitch of the matter is we're getting multiple artists now and it's killing my reading experience. 

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5.5
Earth 2: Society #16

Sep 14, 2016

This issue feels like it's trying to fool people into thinking that everything going on here is a big deal, but really it's all smoke and mirrors, while Earth 2 desperately tries to get itself somewhere safe and decent with its story so a Rebirth can come and pull this series away from its "has been" status.  

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7.0
Earth 2: Society #17

Oct 12, 2016

While this issue is full of mystery about what the future of this series will bring, it doesn't really do much but get you to start speculating about things to come and wonder why the hell a Golden Age character is represented throughout. The art looks great though and I'm already getting excited for the next issue.

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7.8
Earth 2: Society #18

Nov 9, 2016

This series seriously feels like it's trying its damnedest to right all the wrongs that we've suffered through Earth 2 over the years and I couldn't be happier about the progress it's making.  The story is compelling and the art is fantastic and for the first time in a long time, I find myself really willing to let my guard down so that I can maybe love this series again.

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6.8
Earth 2: Society #19

Dec 14, 2016

While Earth 2: Society is still making leaps and bounds into interesting territory, I have to say that this issue killed some of the momentum that we've been building by forcing our heroes into more fights that just feel like filler.  The art in this is fantastic though so this issue is a real mixed bag because while I'm still interested in the overall story and love the art, this installment just left me wanting more.

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8.0
Earth 2: Society #20

Jan 11, 2017

While we continue to get a lot of fighting in this issue, it's revitalized by adding the new dynamic of having the people of Metropolis involved and somehow this small feature makes all the difference in making this a more enjoyable issue than we've had recently.  The art looks great and we get an awesome cliffhanger that really gets you excited for what's to come.

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7.5
Earth 2: Society #21

Feb 8, 2017

The fighting continues in this issue and to my surprise, the stakes become even higher than they were in the previous issue............. but even with that, it's still a issue of pure fighting and after getting so much of that, it's getting a little old.  I still enjoyed this issue though and I loved the art and can't wait to see what the final issue will bring us.......... hopefully an announcement of a Rebirth.

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5.8
Earth 2: Society #22

Mar 8, 2017

With this being the final issue, I was really hoping that all those glaring loose ends would have been tied up, but instead we get a montage with some flashbacks to show us a clip show of our heroes' finest moments on their new Earth as they get back to business as usual.  The art in this issue was great, but too many things were glossed over in order for me to have any satisfaction out of it.

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6.3
Earth 2: Society Annual #1

Aug 31, 2016

If you were looking for a little insight into Dick Grayson as Batman....... well, you'll get it here about three times because as it turns out, Dick doesn't have a lot to say on the subject and feels that he has to tell us all about it over and over again, but you'll get it with some awesome looking action and some fantastic looking art.

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8.5
Earth 2: World's End #1

Oct 8, 2014

This oversized issue was a really strong start to what I hope opens the Earth 2 world up for more parallel world fun.  I just really hope that we're not getting into a weekly series that's one over the top battle after another and we actually get to see these characters shine and become as important to us as the Prime-Earth heroes are.  I loved the artwork even with this book's many artists and the secret intermingled lives of our heroes that led to the beginning of the Earth 2 series made the heroes seem more connected than previously believed.  Go check it out and get lost in the awesome world of Earth 2.  

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7.0
Earth 2: World's End #2

Oct 16, 2014

For the most part the book doesn't suffer for the amount of artists here and man are there a shit ton of artists.  Only part I can complain about is the Mister Miracle story line because that section's art completely through me out of my groove because all of a sudden all the characters looked goofy as hell and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get into it.  This issue's story is for the most part what you'd expect and what I'm afraid people will get tired of if it continues, that's right a big fight scene and with a title like World's End it makes sense, but it won't hold an audience for long.  Hopefully our Earth 2 characters will get filled out more and come to life and this title will seem like it has a purpose other than face punching.

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6.8
Earth 2: World's End #3

Oct 26, 2014

I complained last week about the amount of artists in this book and how the jump in style threw me off, but somehow even with the same amount of artists, this week pulls off a good looking issue.  I'm getting a little pissed at the fact that the characters I want to see featured in this book are relegated to mere one page entries, while the Superman and Batman related characters seem to be the main focus of every story told.  It's something I hope changes in the future, because I care way more about the other stories than the mere beat 'em up entries featuring Batman and Val-Zod.  It's not a bad series so far, but it's not quite a good one either.

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8.7
Earth 2: World's End #4

Oct 29, 2014

I'd like to talk about the art here, but with the amount of artists on this book and DC not labeling who did what, well I guess I can't because I don't have a good enough eye to tell you who did what art.  So for the most part the art was great.  Certain sections were better than others and that's about as much as I can say about it.  I really need proper credits.  Now for the story, well this has got to be my favorite issue so far of World's End because it focused more on the characters and less on the smashy smashy.  A lot of cool stuff is going down here and it gives me hope that we have some really cool stuff coming in the future.  So if you wanted this book to be more than a mere slug fest, then this is the issue for you because I finally see what kind of book this can become.  Check it out.

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7.0
Earth 2: World's End #5

Nov 6, 2014

So much going on, so little attention span.  DC's really jamming these issues with as much stuff as they can and with two titles now telling this story, I'd think they'd be able to focus on more individual characters at a time instead of throwing them overhand at our faces and saying "You're Welcome".  I don't know, maybe that's a little harsh, but as much as I want to get into this series.......... It's hard.  A ton of story a little at at time with a ton of artists doing their best to try and tell it.  It just doesn't seem like a winning combination.  Hopefully as the series progresses I'll get my wish and we'll see more of the heroes I love instead of a page or two snippet each week.  For what it's worth though, the ton of artist did do a fine job and I really didn't have a problem with anything I saw.  Good job you tons of artists you.

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8.7
Earth 2: World's End #6

Nov 16, 2014

Right from the get go the art in this book grabbed me.  There's a ton of artists and I don't know who does what, but for some reason this issue just really shined and I hope it continues.  Like the art, the writing here was top notch.  I got all the characters I wanted to see featured in this book....... actually featured.  I know I was shocked too.  All the battles we saw during the first five issues have somehow become stories and they're actually stories I want to read.  So for all my bitching the last five weeks, I guess I can just shut my jerk off mouth, because this book is really heading some place that I want to see.  You definitely gotta check this one out.

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7.0
Earth 2: World's End #7

Nov 23, 2014

This issue comes off as a bit of a filler issue, but does manage to get a few stories going along the way.  That's the biggest problem with these weekly gigantic stories is that it takes so long for something to happen.  Every time I read one I have flashbacks to watching Dragon Ball Z as a kid and waiting for the good guy and the bad guy to start fighting.  Even with my gripes about how slow things are progressing, it's still a fun series with great characters, so that alone should send you flying to your LCS to get your hands on this parallel world fun.  It's just the reality that not every issue can blow my mind that kills me. 

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7.3
Earth 2: World's End #8

Nov 27, 2014

It's the end of Earth 2 and while that might seem like a depressing story to be following, I'm surprised at how much I've enjoyed it.  It's been a series that's taking it's time to reveal what's going down, but since it's weekly it really hasn't hindered the story at all.  It's fun and the prospects of things to come are exciting as hell with great art wrapped around it, so there's really no reason that you shouldn't be reading about your favorite heroes of Earth 2.  So since you've got some extra time on your hands thanks to the holiday weekend, go out and pick yourself up some Earth 2: World's End and see how hard it is to be a hero on a dying world.

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5.0
Earth 2: World's End #9

Dec 3, 2014

There's elements to this issue that I really like but there's also a bunch that I don't.  I love the world of Earth 2 and get hyped every week to read about it, but this issue doesn't really live up to my normal excitement I have.  The majority of the art is subpar and the characters were making very odd decisions throughout the book, so they just came off a bit wrong.  I'm still looking forward to next week's issue but as for this, I'm a bit disappointed.

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5.5
Earth 2: World's End #10

Dec 10, 2014

I wasn't too impressed with this week's issue.  For as many stories as we jumped around to, nothing really happened.  Like the cover and the solicit suggests, Darkseid rises......... well he begins to rise.  You have to understand he's getting a little up there in age and rising isn't as easy for him as it used to be.  So sorry all you World's End fans, if you were looking for that punch you in the gut awesome issue that I was hoping for, well then you're going to be disappointed.

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6.0
Earth 2: World's End #11

Dec 18, 2014

For a uber fan of the New Gods and all of Kirby's fourth world stories, this might be just what you've been waiting for with this title, but for anyone else it comes off as a bit stale.  With the exception of a on again off again betrayal and a decent revelation at the end this story doesn't really serve a purpose other than to show us that Darkseid has finally risen.  A big plus to this though is that DC has finally heard our cries and has made this issue a single story with a single artist, but I wouldn't expect it to stay so you might want to get this issue purely for the oddity of the format.  

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6.3
Earth 2: World's End #12

Dec 27, 2014

We've got a issue here.......... just an issue.  Nothing really spectacular going down but it does allude to badassery that could come in the future.  So as a hype machine it isn't bad.  All the stories are things you'll care about but just not right now.  It's a good prelude to awesome if you want to look at it that way and it has some really decent art that meshes well together even though we're back to multiple artists.  It's not great but it's not bad so I'm kind of indifferent and pretty much useless here.  If you're an Earth 2 nut like me you'll want it but for the most part I see this as an issue that people will forgo for something else.

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4.0
Earth 2: World's End #13

Dec 31, 2014

This is the worst story that World's End has produced so far and the only thing that I can hope is that the writeres were just getting ready for the holidays and phoned this in and for now on we can get back to some decent storytelling.  All the actions, introductions and demises of the characters in this issue seem to be thrown at us for no reason and I'm left really disappointed.  

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7.0
Earth 2: World's End #14

Jan 12, 2015

For the most part everything that was wrong with last week's issue wasn't repeated here and you could really get behind the story being told but I said for the most part because what's going down in that Superman/Batman section is just strange and even a little hard to swallow and that's coming from a long time comic book reader.  Besides for that though this is a great way to wash the taste of last week's issue out of your mouth and get back to World's End.

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4.0
Earth 2: World's End #15

Jan 14, 2015

How did we get here?  The Earth 2 stories had such promise when they were first announced and now here we are getting schlock week after week with only the briefest of intermissions where a decent chapter can squeak though.  At this point it seems like the only purpose to this book is to meet it's ending date because man are they rushing the hell out of this supposedly epic story.

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4.0
Earth 2: World's End #16

Jan 21, 2015

When did Earth 2 and all things relating to it become bullshit?  For a long time now this weekly series has done it's best to destroy everything that James Robinson and Tom Taylor created that made Earth 2 one of my favorite series.  Even though this issue had some of the strongest art that I've seen come out of this series, it feels like the writers have given up and simply want World's End to end and at this point, so do I.

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6.5
Earth 2: World's End #17

Jan 28, 2015

I was actually shocked that when I finished this issue that I didn't hate it.  At this point I figured the writers had just given up and I was about there myself.  This issue though gave me a moment of hope that everything that's been awful in this series could be turned around.  I'll stay optimistic and say that if you haven't given up on this book yet, give it a few more issues.  I only wish that the art was as strong here as it was last week because I might have actually considered believing in miracles....... Yeah, I'm hyping this issue up and I don't want you to think that this issue will blow you away but after having the issues that we've had, almost anything would have been an improvement.

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7.0
Earth 2: World's End #18

Feb 4, 2015

There's a chance that this series may not be completely hopeless after all.  While not exactly a great issue, it's definitely a step in the right direction and with last week's decent issue, this series might pull itself out of the gutter yet.  Stay hopeful all you Earth 2 lovers, things might have just been darkest before the dawn and this weekly series might become something that we were happy to read.  All we need now is for the rest of the book to look like the first section with Batman and Huntress.

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6.0
Earth 2: World's End #19

Feb 11, 2015

For a issue that has a lot of stories going on, not a lot happens here.  Just plans not working out for our heroes the way they would've liked them to.  It's not a bad issue, it's just not really moving forward at a pace that readers of this series wish it would.  Luckily though, it managed to stay out of the terrible category that it was in for so long.

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5.0
Earth 2: World's End #20

Feb 18, 2015

Well, World's End is back to being bad again.  I was really hoping that this series could change it's ways but after reading this, I know that I can't expect much in the long run.  More inconsistencies and things happening "just because" and that was just the Avatar section.  If you're looking for a little Earth 2 fun I'd suggest waiting for Earth 2: Society to come out in June because you won't find it here.

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7.0
Earth 2: World's End #21

Feb 25, 2015

This is the part where I usually complain about how the story isn't going anywhere or that it didn't make sense and while a lot of this story didn't really move, I found myself liking it in spite of it.  It truly is world's end here and seeing our heroes doing their damnedest to make some sort of difference was a lot of fun and while I can't say that you'll love this issue, it does it's best to really convey the doom that these heroes are feeling in the last days of their world.

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5.7
Earth 2: World's End #22

Mar 4, 2015

This is an action packed issue that manages to move the story along but the only thing that I can think about after reading it is that Dick Grayson's son's name has changed again.........It just really irks me.  I did really enjoy the art in this issue though and besides for characters coming up short and side stories that don't really do much, it was a half decent issue.  Hopefully by the end of the series Dick Grayson will remember what his son's name is.

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7.0
Earth 2: World's End #23

Mar 11, 2015

Surprisingly this wasn't a bad issue........... Yeah, that's not really inspiring confidence in the book but if you've followed World's End this far, you'll know that that is a hell of a compliment.  Seriously though this issue is entertaining from beginning to end and it doesn't make you want to pull your hair out when reading it........ Something other issues have done, again if you've been reading you'll know what I'm talking about.  Go check out some World's end because who knows if we're going to get another decent issue.

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8.5
Earth 2: World's End #24

Mar 18, 2015

I'm actually shocked at how awesome this issue of World's End was.  I'm in this series for the long haul and even though I try to remain optimistic, I never thought that we'd see this kind of issue out of this series.  Besides for two characters being dopey I loved the entire thing and hope that the remaining issues in the series are just like this............ Especially the art, you've never seen your Earth-2 heroes look this good.

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8.0
Earth 2: World's End #25

Mar 25, 2015

World's End continues to come out of nowhere and "wow" the hell out of me as the series is about to finish and I guess the old saying is correct about how it's not how you start but how you finish and if this and the last issue are any sign of how it's going to be........ Well, everyone should be reading it.  With great art and great action, this is definitely something all Earth-2 fans should read.

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5.5
Earth 2: World's End #26

Apr 1, 2015

Like the majority of this series, this ending is very lackluster.  It also feels like it's gone against a lot of the things that we've been told were going to happen with these characters in Futures End.  Now that could be for a reason and we'll get the answers to that in Earth 2: Society but with this being an over sized finale I just don't understand why the art and the story weren't as strong as they've been the past couple of weeks and I just find myself being disappointed.

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7.8
Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1

Jul 6, 2015

You gotta praise this book in taking a different approach to the Evil Dead series and even though it found itself in more familiar territory by the end, it was still an impressive first outing for this series.  It's working with familiar faces and objects in ways that none of us ever expected to see from this franchise and the art was top notch.  Any horror fans or just people that enjoy the Evil Dead Trilogy should definitely get their hands on this book and see Evil Dead in a whole new way.

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5.0
Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #2

Nov 9, 2015

While this issue doesn't seem to have the exact feel that the first issue did, it's still a fun read that gives us something new from Evil Dead that is actually intriguing and unexpected.  It's not one liner after one liner like we've seen from other Evil Dead inspired comics and it's doing something that I never knew I wanted to see and that's exciting........ even if this particular issue isn't all that exciting from what we got.  It's a lot of catch up to things that we've already seen from the first issue or the movie and one scene where the characters come off really odd.  I love the art though and I love the idea of this series so I'm going to keep reading and having a good time.

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8.0
Forever Evil #1

Sep 6, 2013

There is a lot going on in this book, and I'm afraid that in the future it will be hard containing all these villains in a single story without them just becoming redundant and just there for villains sake.  But at least this issue doesn't seem to have that problem.  Everything flows real nice, and leaves you wanting more.  I just hope that each issue isn't there just for a single shock factor like we had with Nightwing.  But even if that is the case, who can deny that villains are just so cool.  Geoff Johns knows how to write a great villain, and David Finch just makes them look awesome.  Well so far so good, hopefully after Villains Month, the title will continue to be strong.

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9.0
Forever Evil #2

Oct 2, 2013

This issue was busy.  So much going on in Forever Evil it's ridiculous.  But I guess it's what you have to do when working on a universe expanding epic.  The artwork was very strange, I don't remember if it was like this last month, but it seemed that all the good guys were really clearly drawn, and looked great, while all the bad guys, and monsters were gritty as hell.  Maybe it was an artistic choice, I don't know it was just weird.  The only thing I have against this book is the Teen Titans.  Come on, that's all we get?  All in all this was another great issue, and I can't wait to get the next, and all the spin off titles.  Geoff Johns just has that way of keeping me in suspense, and making me hate him for it.  So everyone else jump on the good hate bandwagon, and check out this issue.

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9.0
Forever Evil #3

Nov 7, 2013

I just love this event.  Forever Evil may be a bit lengthy with the tie-ins, but each issue seems to be better than the last.  There isn't much to say that, I haven't already said about the creative team of this book, just brilliant.  The best part of this issue is that the tie-ins are starting to come together for this one title, so hopefully we'll get all of Forever Evil culminating into this series, and have a giant holy shit moment.  All in all, great book.  Can't wait till next issue.

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9.0
Forever Evil #4

Dec 27, 2013

We're right into the thick of this story now, and every time I think I can't get wow'ed anymore Johns comes round the corner and chucks a big WOW right into my face, and says "suck on that!"  I don't know if that's really accurate, but I believe it, and if you read this issue, I think you'll believe it too.  So go out, and get a boat load of awesome, and continue this massive event, because if you haven't been reading this yet you're missing out.

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9.5
Forever Evil #5

Feb 5, 2014

This issue is pretty much everything you could want it to be.  We were left with a pretty big cliff hanger when Sinestro showed up last issue, and it seemed we had to wait Forever for the payoff, but it was totally worth it.  Johns tells some epic stories, and I'm already pissed I have to wait another month for the next issue.  Go get this issue, and continue your foray into the world of Forever Evil.  Is the new issue out yet???? Damn.

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9.8
Forever Evil #6

Mar 5, 2014

Wow just wow.  There is something so gratifying about reading this event.  Every issue just punches you in the gut, and you love it, and ask for more.  This issue especially just keeps throwing curves at you, and just when you think you figured something out, BAM another curve, so much fun.  The writing and art have been continuously amazing so there's no real reason to talk about it, just go out and get yourself a copy of Forever Evil #6 and get lost in this heart pounding world that's been turned upside down.  Do it!

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9.5
Forever Evil #7

May 21, 2014

Now while I'm pissed that this issue is so late, and we've had spoilers to the ending in other titles for months.  I loved this finale.  Everything was over the top dire and the stakes seemed bigger.  Unlike most stories I didn't even try to predict what was going to happen next.  It was a "anything can happen" story, and I'm going to miss it now that it's gone.  Johns put together a event the way only he can do, and I'm blown away.  Wow.  You need to read Forever Evil, it's that simple.

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5.8
Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman vs. Bane #1

Apr 30, 2014

This comic is the equivalent of Roddy Piper and Keith David duking it out over putting on a pair of sunglasses in "They Live", but not nearly as much fun.  At most this could of been an interesting discussion between Jim Gordon and Batman about how Batman took back Gotham from Bane, but as a comic it's really not worth the $3.99 cover price, unless all you expect is a slug fest, and if that's the case then buy away.  

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8.5
Forever Evil: Arkham War #1

Oct 9, 2013

This issue is just chock full of fun.  We're given Batman's Villains O' Plenty, and I can't image how this will all play out.  The artwork is beautiful, and this is the best Bane I've seen in the New 52.  Now this being a set up issue, I don't expect a lot, but the set up kept me entertained the entire time.  I love Tomasi's writing, and I hope he continues for the entire series.  Go check this out.  Any fan of DC will enjoy it, and Any fan of Batman will love it.

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7.8
Forever Evil: Arkham War #2

Nov 17, 2013

We get a lot of action in this issue, but not a lot of substance.  Besides for a conversation between Bane, and The Penguin, we are given no new information to keep this story moving forward.  But I really have a hard time faulting this title for anything, because it's just an awesome concept, and the artwork has the ability to give your eyes an orgasm.  With two issues down, and four to go I'm sure it'll come to a head in a big way, and I can't wait.

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7.0
Forever Evil: Arkham War #3

Dec 28, 2013

Being a Batman fan it isn't hard to fall in love with a title like this.  Watching all our favorite villains going at it, is a fanboy dream come true.  But being midway through I'm starting to get a little bored.  There are some great visuals in this book, and a lot of WTF moments, which make me squeal like a six year old girl.  Maybe I'm a little impatient and want everything now, I don't know, but this is a fun book, and you should check it out, because from what I see, it can only get more exciting for here on out.

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8.5
Forever Evil: Arkham War #4

Feb 26, 2014

Now I'm doing this review pretty late in the game, and I wish I hadn't because this is a really good issue.  I'm digging the Arkham War aspect of the book of course, but Bane's slide into Batman's shoes is so much fun.  The whole draw of this book is to see all the big baddies at once, and duking it out, but the Talon subplot is really interesting to me, and I hope it leads to a resurgence of the Court of the Owls.  Can't wait to read the next issue.

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6.0
Forever Evil: Arkham War #5

Mar 16, 2014

While the issue is chock full of action, and fighting, it does little to maintain the story.  All the build up to the Talons, and a big war is quelled in a couple of pages.  Then it's on to the next big plan.  I was just left wanting more, and hope to get it in the next issue.  If you've been reading the series, then you'll obviously want to get this issue as well, just don't expect to get blown away.

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5.0
Forever Evil: Arkham War #6

Mar 17, 2014

So like the last battle plan that fell on it's face, this new strategy to beat Bane actually falls further on it's face.  Does that make sense?  About as much sense as Scarecrows battle plans.  With one issue left, I don't really see this mini going anywhere good, and can't believe a story about all the Gotham baddies can actually leave a bad taste in my mouth.  Oh well, I'll have to wait till the last issue to pass a total judgement on this series, but it seems that each issue keeps letting me down, more and more.

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9.0
Gotham By Midnight #1

Nov 26, 2014

When this series was originally announced I was really excited, but after waiting months for it to come out I have to say that my excitement waned a bit and man was I a sucker for opening this issue with a "Meh" attitude.  Gotham By Midnight immediately smacked me in the face and told me to concentrate as it took me on a supernatural story that left me begging for more by the end.  Also I usually find myself going in for more of a DC house style of art when reading comics, but like the story this art smacked me in the face and yelled "check me out".  This is the first new comic from DC in awhile that I would definitely recommend people to check out............ So go check it out all ready, you won't be disappointed.

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9.0
Gotham By Midnight #2

Jan 4, 2015

I'm really digging this title and I'm also waiting for the inevitable, when Jim Corrigan turns into the Spectre and you know what?  This book doesn't need the inevitable to happen.  If the right hand of God never shows up, I'm completely fine with it because this title is strong enough with the characters and mysteries it's given us so far.  Make sure you're picking this book up and getting your monthly dose of Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith in a title that surprised me on how entertaining it really is.  Check it out.

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5.0
Gotham By Midnight #3

Feb 2, 2015

This is the weakest issue so far and I hope the rest of the series takes more after the first two issues instead of what we got here.  Templesmith's art came off confusing and when combined with a story that wasn't that strong makes this a issue that I could see just passing on.  I really enjoy the concept of this series and I hope it gets stronger as it goes on.  It's just that this issue fell short.

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8.0
Gotham By Midnight #4

Feb 27, 2015

Another great issue of Gotham By Midnight and the thing I think that makes it so great is the fact that we have such a familiar environment and it's just being turned on it's head due to what the Precinct 13 has sworn to fight....... Man, it's cool to see this different side to Gotham.  My only complaint, which is a weird one due to the fact that I think it adds to the whole atmosphere of the book is that I find myself not realizing everything that's going on due to Ben Templesmith's art.  I think that a lot is lost due to the art style but other than that, I love this title.

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8.0
Gotham By Midnight #5

Jun 9, 2015

This series continues to impress and I wish I hadn't waited so long to review it.  Fawkes is truly the go to supernatural guy when it comes to DC Comics and he shows us why in this issue.  The stakes are the high and the emotions are strong whether they be human or not and you can't help but get lost in this dark story.  Go check out Templesmith's last issue and see what everyone's been praising about Gotham By Midnight.

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7.5
Gotham By Midnight #6

Jun 27, 2015

Gotham By Midnight is back and I'm happy as hell about that.  Even though I feel like we could have gotten a little more emotion out of the characters due to the circumstances that they're dealing with, this is still a fine horror comic that keeps me wanting more.  Juan Ferreyra's art is really enjoyable, especially since now I feel like I'm not losing any of the story due to the art on the book.  

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7.0
Gotham By Midnight #7

Jul 23, 2015

I don't know if this monster of the week type story is something that is going to attract more readers, but it certainly won't hurt the readership it already has because the creative team does some real fun stuff with it.  I just hope that this formula isn't repeated too much because I could seriously see it hurting this series if it's overused.  With amazing art all the way through and the arrival of what I think is the best part of this book, it was a really fun and eye catching read.

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6.5
Gotham By Midnight #8

Aug 27, 2015

Not a lot new on the Gotham By Midnight front.  A supernatural menace appears and our team takes it out, but we do have an interesting development with how our team will proceed in the future now that Internal Affairs is poking around and I hope that we deal more with that story than constantly forcing a monster of the week scenario.  While you might get a "been there, done that" feel from this book, its' still enjoyable and the art continues to be great.

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9.0
Gotham By Midnight #9

Sep 24, 2015

There's been some slow goings in this series ever since the first story arc concluded, but with each monster of the week issue that we got, it seemed that Ray Fawkes was building towards something or simply trying to find this title's footing and if you've waited around to see it.......... well, you're lucky as hell because goddamn does this issue blow your socks off.  I loved the hell out of this book and everyone should get on the Gotham By Midnight trolley while you still can because it's just jumped a level in it's excitement factor.

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7.0
Gotham By Midnight Annual #1

Jul 29, 2015

Who doesn't love Gentleman Ghost?  That's right nobody and after Ray Fawke's re-imagining of him here, we have a whole other depth and look to the character than anything we've seen of him before.  While some of the emotions seem kind of forced due to trying to cram all of this story into an Annual sized issue, I still managed to have a good time and really enjoyed seeing Christian Duce's art representing these characters in a way that we haven't seen from this series before.  Hopefully after this, we won't have to wait as long as we have to see Gentleman Ghost back on the paneled page.

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5.5
Green Arrow (2011) #35

Oct 2, 2014

Yeah this isn't what I was really looking forward to in a Green Arrow book, but I do think that the new direction and characters this creative team are introducing have a lot of potential and I'll wait with bated breath as this hopefully becomes the book I want it to be.  So far with this introduction I'm not impressed.  The art went from really good to really awful all at once and it completely threw me out of the story as I wondered what the hell happened to my characters.  You should get this issue to keep up with the story, but it's not going to be an issue you'll be happy that you bought.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2011) #36

Nov 10, 2014

I'm really loving this new Green Arrow and while I have some problems with this book just saying character names nonchalantly like we're just supposed to know who they are, I can get behind them attempting to wrap them in a sort of mystery, even if it's annoying for a monthly wait.  Daniel Sampere has definitely kicked his art up a notch this month and the introduction to all these characters definitely makes me geek out of control a bit.  It's a good time to be a Green Arrow fan because this creative team is bringing the fun back and making this title something to get excited about.

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6.3
Green Arrow (2011) #37

Dec 8, 2014

I wasn't really impressed with this month's issue of Green Arrow.  The villain of this story line seemed to jump from a political bad dude to a Lex Luthor style super villain out of nowhere and the art this month was also a little disappointing when looking at people who weren't wearing a mask.  But hey, if they were wearing a mask they looked beyond badass, so take it as you will.  I was really excited to read this issue, but in the end it didn't live up to the hype I had for it.

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6.0
Green Arrow (2011) #38

Jan 13, 2015

As much as I like seeing Hal and Oliver work together, this team-up really just came off more like a gimmick to hide the fact that there wasn't much of a story.  I mean the bad guy's doing bad things but that isn't new and really doesn't warrant a cameo by Green Lantern and Katana.  Next month the bad guy is still going to be doing bad things and poor Ollie is going to have to deal with it without the help of constructs and banter.  Just not a strong installment to this new creative team's Green Arrow.

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7.8
Green Arrow (2011) #39

Feb 7, 2015

I had a lot of fun with this issue and it's balls to the wall approach of excitement.  Things get bad for Oliver here but as we go into the final issue of this creative team's run next month, this seems like a turning point to try and get Green Arrow fun again and I'm all for that.  Just a good time all around as we get hyped up by this cliffhanger for the conclusion to Kingdom.  Check it out.

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6.5
Green Arrow (2011) #40

Mar 5, 2015

While this issue was certainly fun with all it's guest stars, it comes off as a bit of a cop out for being a finale to a story line that's had the villain winning in every single scenario. After everything that our heroes have been through in trying to take down John King, it all just gets wrapped up easily here and comes off rushed.  The art though was the best I've seen it from this creative team's run and it makes me wish we could see more of it in June.  

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5.0
Green Arrow (2011) #41

Jun 6, 2015

We've got a new creative team and a new direction for Green Arrow, so it's possible that new readers will try and get on board here, but I don't know if it's a place to keep the readership going.  This issue is a very slow burn as it takes us through a mysterious murder spree in Seattle and does little except for show us that Seattle is a depressing place to live.  I was really bored throughout this issue and only hope that the story picks up from here on out.

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5.5
Green Arrow (2011) #42

Jul 2, 2015

This story arc might be one of the oddest I've ever seen and really comes off like Ben Percy didn't know what he wanted to write about and just threw a bunch of stuff together.  I am happy though that the art seems to be better in this issue than the last....... or possibly, I'm just getting used to it, but either way I dig it.  I have no idea where this story can go from here, but with any luck, it will all come together.  

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5.8
Green Arrow (2011) #43

Aug 13, 2015

It's taken two issues, but I'm finally behind the art in this book and I'm so thankful because I'm a huge fan of Patrick Zircher and I hate to not like his work.  The story likewise has gotten better but that's only because of the inclusion of Emiko to the story and the fact that it's finally over so we can move on to something new.  This first story arc is a mess and I can't recommend it to anyone, but at least it looks like it's starting to become something that I'd want to see in a Green Arrow book........ at least I hope so.

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4.0
Green Arrow (2011) #44

Sep 2, 2015

For anyone out there that thought that the last story arc was missing a crucial element, like the actual title character of the book, don't go running to your comic shops and picking up the latest Green Arrow just yet because what you will find instead is backstory on Ollie's new wolf pet and while it's well written, it's just not Green Arrow and it completely left me wanting more.

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3.8
Green Arrow (2011) #46

Nov 4, 2015

I never thought that I'd hate Green Arrow and thankfully after everything that I've read from this run of the character, I can safely say that this isn't Green Arrow, it's a terrible clone that only looks like our hero, so I'm still safe from the hate.  This issue continues to take Oliver towards nonsense that just tries to be creepy as a way to fool you into believing there's an actual story going on here, but let me assure you there isn't.  There's just characters acting in strange ways with a shit ton of murder and besides for the art, there isn't anything to feel good about in this book........ especially if you're a fan of the character. 

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6.3
Green Arrow (2011) #47

Dec 15, 2015

Our Bone Cult story is over and even though we had some decent backstory explaining what the hell was going on in this story arc, I still can't call myself a fan.  This is definitely the best issue that we've gotten of Green Arrow with this writer's run, but the fact that love seems to be in the air in this issue out of nowhere, leaves me scratching my head.  The book looked great though and I'm just happy as hell to get Ollie away from this Bone Cult........... even if it means we have to head into werewolf biker gang territory........ Green Arrow has gotten weird.

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6.0
Green Arrow (2011) #48

Jan 7, 2016

While I have to eat my words in saying before it came out that this issue would be complete nonsense, it only mildly gets out of that category in my mind because while the issue started out strong with some really interesting inner turmoil about what Oliver's dealing with, the story then became really convenient in what took place and left me questioning our hero's motives by the end.  The art in this issue was fantastic though and since I haven't been enjoying this run of Green Arrow, I'll take whatever win I can get from it because I hate not liking this hero.  

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5.0
Green Arrow (2011) #49

Feb 4, 2016

Green Arrow's a werewolf and if you think that sounds fun.......... well, you'd just be wrong because where you think you might get an action packed "fighting the monster inside" kind of story, instead you get a tale all about racism that just doesn't work because it's about werewolves........ and those things kill people. Ultimately there is no real hero to this story because everyone's a bad guy in some way or another and all the fun is washed away because it's a story about racism........ good times. The only satisfying thing about this issue is the art and thank whatever deity you're into for that because the rest is nonsense.

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6.3
Green Arrow (2011) #50

Mar 17, 2016

We continue our Warg/Patriots story here and add a shit ton more as Green Arrow tries to find a solution to his werewolf problem.  While I'm still not a fan of this arc, I do have to admit that some of the developments in this story are really clever and add a whole new dynamic to the problems that our hero is facing.  Also, the dark tone of the book is perfectly brought to life by the style the art takes and while I'm still not a fan of this Green Arrow, I found myself enjoying this issue more than I have most others.

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4.5
Green Arrow (2011) #51

Apr 8, 2016

Green Arrow continues to disappoint in this issue because at this point it's just a one trick pony that can do little else than tell you that racism is bad, while making sure that there's plenty of murder and mayhem involved.  While I do think that the art fits this type of story, it's just not something that I really enjoy and I just find myself wondering when Green Arrow will lighten up a bit because I don't need a writer's entire run of a book to tell me that racism is a terrible thing.  This issue also suffers in that everything is way to convenient when we're not focused on white people being terrible and Deathstroke just killing everyone.

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3.5
Green Arrow (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

Green Arrow continues to disappoint in its final issue before Rebirth smacks us in the face and even though Ben Percy remains writer in that Rebirth era of our character, I hope that we can get away from this horror feel of the book and get our hero actually acting like a hero again....... and serve some goddamn justice because none could be found here.  Everything feels rushed and nothing is satisfying by the time this book ends.  

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4.0
Green Arrow (2011) Annual #1

Oct 12, 2015

This is a strange ass Annual that I didn't happen to like and I feel bad for anyone who did enjoy it because it ends on a cliffhanger that won't be touched again until at least the New Year...... yeah, it continues apparently and having another story that deals with bigotry and the lack of Green Arrow really doing anything isn't something that I'm looking forward to.  The only things that I remotely liked about this book was the art style that had the right atmosphere in telling this dark story and the characterization of Emiko, which always seems to be spot on while the rest of the characters come off odd.

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6.8
Green Lantern (2011) #23.2

Sep 12, 2013

This was a very interesting issue.  I'm a big fan of Mongul, but I didn't sign on for Mongul to talk the entire issue about his thoughts and beliefs.  It just went on, and on, and I know we need to get reintroduced to the character, but I was just bored to tears.  But on a plus note, the book looked great Howard Porter did an excellent job, and I am really happy to get Mongul back in the mix.  So really not much to say, because unfortunately Mongul said it all.  He's probably still talking to himself.

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6.8
Green Lantern (2011) #25

Nov 8, 2013

So the status quo as we know it has been changed, so this issue is getting us familiar with what shall now be the norm.  New home, and new mission statement.  But it all feels a bit stale.  With Hal in charge of the Corps. it feels that we have two Corps. titles instead of just one, and the Green Lantern Corps. was the least interesting title I felt in the group.  But this is an alright issue, and a jumping on point so I'll continue to wait and see if I get one of my favorite titles back on the pedestal I once had it on.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #26

Dec 10, 2013

Sadly I'm not really digging the new direction Green Lantern has been going.  Also I can't get behind the attitude that Hal Jordan has formed since becoming the leader of the Corps.  Everything seems wrong to me, and I need an adult.  I can only hope that the future of policing the emotional spectrum becomes interesting and I can go on enjoying one of my favorite superheroes.  Till then, I'll be screaming at random people on the street about how it used to be.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #27

Jan 14, 2014

Well I have to say I was not a fan of the last story line, but this seems like it's building to something epic.  All we need now is to tell the difference between the regular Lantern title, and Corps.  Without the title on the cover, they're pretty interchangeable.  But man I really enjoyed this, and can't wait to see how it progresses.  So grab your wallet, leave your willpower at home, and go get this issue.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2011) #28

Feb 6, 2014

While I've been looking forward to this flip book issue, and the introduction of Supergirl as a Red Lantern, we weren't really given much information on what's going on, or how Supergirl even became a Red.  But don't let that deter you, because this is a really good issue of Green Lanterns.  I don't know if it's because of all the interactions between the different characters, or the prospects of stories to come from this, but it's a really good time.  Hal finally seems to becoming the leader he needs to be, and a leader under fire at that.  Now it's on to Red Lanterns.

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6.8
Green Lantern (2011) #29

Mar 6, 2014

Green Lantern since Hal has taken over has had it's moments of boredom, and this seems to balance between the fun we're used to in a GL book and the boredom we've had in Hal trying to find the leader inside of him.  We're still dealing with Hal being unsure of himself as a leader, but then we jump right into the upcoming war, that seems to be inevitable at this point.  So this issue's a mixed bag, but luckily the fun far exceeds the boring, and all us Green Lantern fans we have something to be excited about.  So go check out the book, and see the Hal take the offensive against the oncoming storm.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) #30

Apr 6, 2014

No Billy Tan this month, but don't worry, Martin Coccolo makes this comic his own.  Nothing against Tan, but Coccolo is someone I'd like to see on this book for a long time.  It's a beautiful issue.  But art aside, I've been on the fence about this upcoming war that Venditti has been planning, and I'm glad to say that I'm off the fence, and have Venditti's back completely.  This issue was great, and gave me everything I want in a Green Lantern title.  Humor, action, morals, and consequences, it's all here.  Great issue, go check it out.

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7.0
Green Lantern (2011) #31

May 13, 2014

Well we've been teased this big bad war for awhile now, and it's finally underway.  But even if the Green Lanterns are able to take out the main species responsible for starting all the trouble, I don't know how the universe will ever trust them again.  Unless there's a mass evidence pay per view in the universe, and even then I'm sure there are a few conspiracy theorists in the universe who won't buy it.  But that's not for this issue so let's move on.  This was an alright issue, not the giant war I expected, but we have five more parts to explore that.  The highlight like most times is the art, and I hope that Corps will be able to keep up to pace with this opening or we'll be in trouble, because like I said, It's just alright.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #32

Jun 10, 2014

The war seems to becoming to an end people, and man what a ride it's been so far.  Venditti has certainly peaked my interest, and I can't wait to see what Jensen and him have in store for us with the finale.  But I'm getting ahead of myself because we still have a bunch of this story to read, it's just weird with what happened in this book it seems like we're getting to the conclusion next, but it's all good we're not and I'm really pumped, because even though I say it a lot, it seems like shit is getting real.  A really great GL story that every ring reader should be getting into.  So go check it out and join the war in progress.

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7.3
Green Lantern (2011) #33

Jul 3, 2014

While I'm loving Uprising, this issue seems a little on the weaker side of things especially leading up to the final part of the story.  Now don't get me wrong this is still a good issue where we see Hal's leadership shine, and begin to see our long time hero really feel comfortable in his new role.  The battle though just came off as anticlimactic and it's possible that that was the purpose all along to just give us an appetizer before next week's main course in Green Lantern Corps #33.  Still a fun issue, and I hope that the conclusion to Uprising knocks my socks off like the majority of this story has for the past couple months.  Go check it out so you too can be part of all the ring slinging fun.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2011) #34

Aug 6, 2014

The aftermath of Uprising is a quiet one with this issue, but the calm was a nice break from the over the top battles we've had for months.  Just a really nice low key story focusing on Hal's guilt for using the ring after the events of Lights Out and having some R&R with his family on Mogo.  New to Green Lantern this month is artist Rob Hunter, who's first seven pages in this book is the main action, which is really something and makes the beginning of this issue pop.  So while this won't get your adrenaline pumping, it will definitely keep you entertained and will make you grateful for the break in the story.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) #35

Oct 1, 2014

That's it for this chapter of GODHEAD and I don't know if it's the fact that I was really hyped to read the next chapter after finishing the grand start of the story, or if it's because this issue wasn't bogged down with a shit ton of artists, but I enjoyed it even more.  Billy Tan's art is so good and that coupled with the always brilliant colors of the book just makes Green Lantern a privilege to read.  Shit's getting real here folks and you won't want to miss all your favorite Lantern Corps try and stand up against the power of the New Gods.  Go check it out and be completely shocked by the beginning to this story.

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9.8
Green Lantern (2011) #36

Nov 6, 2014

Whether Venditti thinks so or not, this has got to be the best issue during his Green Lantern run.  Everything was just so perfectly crafted that I found myself scared that I was reading a perfect issue.  I have a phobia of such things because once you read a perfect comic, no other could ever compare.  All the dialog was spot on and Francis Portela's style was perfect to convey this story.  Just so much awesome that I could never be able to articulate properly how great it really is.  Go out and find out for yourself because if you miss this one, you'll be kicking yourself.

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7.5
Green Lantern (2011) #37

Dec 7, 2014

I love getting Black Hand and the Black Lanterns back into the Green Lantern stories, but I found myself a little weirded out this issue by Black Hand's personality.  He just seemed to come off a little more cartoony than I remember him being before, but it was still a great issue and I loved seeing these two enemies team up to kick a little New God ass.  Make sure you check out this issue and begin Act 3 Part 1 of GODHEAD.  You won't want to miss out on this.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2011) #38

Jan 7, 2015

While I wasn't completely a fan of some of the artwork here, I do have to say that I loved this issue with it's slower more intimate story concerning our Green Lantern.  It's not all constructs and peril here Lantern Lovers, what it is should simply be considered a break for us and for the characters involved and man do I love seeing heroes just being people.  It's one thing that I've felt that Green Lantern has been lacking for a long time, so man was it great seeing it here.  Go check it out and have yourself a break with your favorite Green Lantern as he tries to figure out what to do next.

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6.5
Green Lantern (2011) #39

Feb 5, 2015

This is not what I expected from reading last month's issue.  Now I usually say how I enjoy a slow more personal story about the characters but here Hal just comes off as a sap that needs to have his ego stroked and besides for that and the continuing fact that the Universe doesn't like the Lantern's jerk off faces, nothing really happens.  We're shown a new great big bad that will threaten everything and everyone but it's all pushed to the side for......... Well for the idea of PR campaigning.  

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) #40

Mar 4, 2015

This issue of Green Lantern has totally changed the status quo of the book and I don't know what will be harder; seeing Hal Jordan in this new role or having to wait two months to actually see it.  This is a great issue that explores the deep friendship between Hal Jordan and Kilowog and it's told through excellent art.  Certainly an issue that keeps this series fresh and makes me curse the name of Convergence for getting in the way of my stories.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #41

Jun 4, 2015

Now, things are still being set up, so this might not be the most interesting issue, but it certainly gets your attention and makes you want to keep reading, especially since Billy Tan is just rocking this artwork.  Venditti and Tan are truly a power team who just keep making this book more and more interesting.

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6.8
Green Lantern (2011) #42

Jul 1, 2015

I hope that everyone's memory is fresh from Green Lantern #39 because this issue is going to throw ideas at you that we haven't seen since that issue and maybe for most folks that's fine and they have total recall, but for me; I had to do a little homework to make sure I knew what was going on.  Last issue we had the setup of Hal's new persona of bad ass space outlaw and here we have another bit of setup getting us on trolley for what Hal will be up to from here on out and while I like the direction, the issue came off a little flat due to it.  

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #43

Aug 5, 2015

While I love the new concept for this book, it seems that all we've gotten since it started is setup and that continues here.  I loved the inclusion of Relic in this book, but ultimately it did little for the story besides affirming our suspicions about what's going on, even though it was already pretty obvious to anyone who's been reading the title regularly.  The art, while awesome at times just wasn't as strong as I would have liked and I only hope that the next issue begins picking up the pace because as of right now, not much has been going on in Green Lantern.

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7.8
Green Lantern (2011) #44

Sep 2, 2015

While I would have loved to finally get to either the story about planets turning to stone or the Green Lantern Corps' disappearance, what we get here instead is some excellent character development that really enhances the dynamic to this "Renegade" story as we built an actual team for our former Green Lantern to count on in the future.

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5.5
Green Lantern (2011) #45

Oct 8, 2015

Our story finally gets legs and starts moving here, but because of elements of the plot that seem to contradict things that we've seen in past issues, I found myself liking the concept of this story more than the issue itself.  If you're looking for a straight up street fight between Hal Jordan and Black Hand though, this might be the issue for you.

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5.5
Green Lantern (2011) #46

Nov 4, 2015

After waiting so long for this story to finally know what it wanted to be, I have to say that this finale to the "planets turning to stone" story feels really lackluster and doesn't do anything to answer any of the questions that we've had since Godhead.  It just kind of feels like this is a quick sweep the dirt under the rug type situation, where you hope that nobody asks too many questions and that's really disappointing because we really haven't seen anything that worthwhile from this new status quo to Hal Jordan.  The art is a mixed bag as well, but the strong seriously outweighs the bad here and there are some really strong pages to look at.  Hopefully, with this story concluded, we'll be able to get into something new, where we'll finally get to see this version of Hal Jordan shine.

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6.0
Green Lantern (2011) #47

Dec 2, 2015

While there are some really strong things to see in this story, the majority of the issue just left me wanting more.  Strange dialog and getting Hal back to a more classic feel seems to be the name of the game here and it's kind of disappointing because of how much I was looking forward to Hal's space Renegade persona.  Great art throughout this book though, that only gets stronger as the story progresses.  

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8.0
Green Lantern (2011) #48

Jan 6, 2016

Hal Jordan's on the warpath in this issue, looking for the villain who hurt his nephew and even though we don't get any super villain action really going on here, I found this book really enjoyable for the sheer fact that Hal Jordan actually feels like Hal Jordan did before the weight of the Universe crashed down on his shoulders when the Guardians went all immortal crazy.  The art was fantastic and the direction this story is taking, while kind of slow right now, really gets me excited for what's to come.

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5.0
Green Lantern (2011) #49

Feb 3, 2016

The bombing antics of our villain Sonar continue in this issue, but this story arc is just falling flat in the excitement factor because Hal is simply waiting for things to go down the whole time and his reactionary stance just leads me to yawn my way through these issues. I begged for so long to get Hal back on Earth, but after reading these last couple of issues, I have to say that I want his ass back in space because at least there he was interesting.......... not just ruining his brother's day over and over again. At least the art was fantastic in this issue and thankfully that's something I can count on month after month.

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5.8
Green Lantern (2011) #50

Mar 2, 2016

I found myself confused throughout this book mostly because of the forced timeline of the New 52 and us as fans trying to put it together........... and then mostly because it seems that Hal doesn't remember what he used to be in this issue........ until he does.  Pretty much things just happen in this without much of an explanation and even the Hal Jordan vs. Parallax fight we were all looking for comes off really lackluster because the characters go back and forth between being too powerful and not powerful enough.  

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4.8
Green Lantern (2011) #51

Apr 6, 2016

Green Lantern leaves his current story, which kind of got all over the place with Sonar and Parallax and sets off on a new/old mission........ which kind of gets interrupted by a rescue mission..... That's right this story is all over the place and rife with filler just catching you up on the story of Hal Jordan's past and what led him to Earth in the first place.  The only real positive thing that I can say about this issue is that the art was great and it's a shame that's all we really get here.

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5.0
Green Lantern (2011) #52

May 4, 2016

I don't know if this issue means that we can put Hal Jordan's days of being a Renegade behind us, but I'd certainly like it to because this series has struggled since that status quo change and sadly, it doesn't get better here.  I don't know if I'm a big dummy or what, but I kind of thought of this issue as being a final issue or at least having that feel, but really it acts more like a bridge to Rebirth, so make sure you go in with that thought in my mind because nothing really is concluded here.  While the art is okay, we mainly just get a big battle scene with the majority of any character progression happening at the end of the story, which mostly makes this feel like a waste.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #2

Oct 30, 2013

So the new creative teams have stretched their legs in the Lantern mythos, with a big crossover event, and they pulled it off.  So from what I've seen here, I'm really excited to see what each creative team will give us from their respective title.  This was a good annual, and it's nice to have a larger issue to have a final installment.  So go get this issue, and prepare for each Lantern title's individual adventures.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #3

Dec 24, 2014

This was an unbelievable issue and finale to GODHEAD and while I'm not thrilled about how everything went down, the good more than outweighs the bad.  Just so many new ideas and concepts thrown at us coupled with amazing art that this is one of those jaw dropping issues that you just need to have.  It's odd to actually have GODHEAD finished but it was a satisfying ride and I'm happy that I was on it and I'm sure anyone else reading out there will feel the same.  I just wish that Highfather's reasons for ending the fight were a little more climactic....... But up until that point the book is solid gold, go check it out.

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6.3
Green Lantern (2011) Annual #4

Oct 1, 2015

While you may not get everything that you wanted to get out of this Annual, you will get a good look at who Hal Jordan is now that he's taken on this Renegade persona and how his outlook on the Universe has changed a bit.  The art is a mixed bag between some of the most beautiful Green Lantern imagery that I've seen in a long time....... to what the hell were they thinking with this art...... it's very strange, but I think the good overshadows the bad and I'm sure you'll get over the parts that don't work as well.  This isn't a must buy issue, but if you're a GL fan, you should pick this one up.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 4, 2014

Like most titles so far during this Futures End event, this really has no bearing on the Futures End weekly at all, but with that out of the way I do have to say that I loved this issue.  It gave me everything that I didn't know I wanted from a Five Years From Now Green Lantern title.  The Black Lanterns are back, Relic is back and solo Hal kicking ass and taking names is back.  Just a fun one shot that breaks up the usual crossovers that the Lantern titles have been plagued with.  Definitely get your courage up and get this issue.

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8.5
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #31

May 20, 2014

Out of all the Lantern titles out there I have always felt that Corps was one of the weakest.  But after reading this issue I'm eating my words, because it was terrific.  Great action, suspense, and a big reveal for Lantern fans in the end.  This issue has everything you want when reading a comic.  So make sure you jump on this Uprising adventure and join the fun, because this story is going someplace I want to see.  Check it out.

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8.7
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #32

Jun 16, 2014

Yet again another great chapter in the Uprising story.  I could go on and on about how much I'm enjoying this but I'd like to think that you've read my other reviews on this story and have gotten the point already, but damn is it great over the top cosmic war storytelling.  Looking at this issue I'm surprised because I never leaned toward Corps as the best Green Lantern title, but it definitely is for this story line, and you should be checking out Uprising, because you're a fool if you haven't already.  So go pick it up and join the fun all of us GL fanboys have already been enjoying.

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8.5
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #33

Jul 9, 2014

This ending gives you the satisfying final battle that you were waiting for while opening up new story arcs for both the Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps titles.  The issue was full of badass battles reminiscent of Superboy Prime's GL fights from years past, delivering us a WTF issue that you had to read jaw agape from beginning to end.  Also I usually don't mention letterers, but props to Dave Sharpe on doing a hell of a job.  He lettered the hell out this book.  Go check out the end of Green Lantern: Uprising, and jump into the final battle.

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8.5
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #34

Aug 13, 2014

I really dug this epilogue to Uprising dealing with the hunt for Fatality and the twist ending blew me away.  This continues to be a great if not the best Lantern title going on right now and I recommend it to anyone who is a Lantern fanboy.  While I thought the hunt for Fatality would last for awhile, I guess with Futures End and GodHead coming it had to be a single issue conclusion and surprisingly it doesn't hurt the story at all.  Go check it out and see how John Stewart's love life is going.

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7.5
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #35

Oct 8, 2014

Now I might come off as a hater here, but it took me a long time to warm up to Bernard Chang's style, but now that I have I don't want it to ever change..... So former hater.  Anyway the book looked great and while I dug the story and the dialogue that Jensen always seems to shine with, I don't know if it was something that needed to be said, or could of simply been talked about in passing later on.  More Lanterns going up against the New Gods and failing and another Lantern Corps getting added to the mix for the future battle.  Like I said I liked the story, but it's the possibilities of the upcoming Corps story that gets me excited.  So go check this out because it won't disappoint you in the "John being bad ass" department. 

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7.8
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #36

Nov 12, 2014

While I really liked this addition to the GODHEAD story, there were a few things with the art that didn't jive with me or left me confused by what I was seeing, but besides that it was a battle of the Gods that I loved seeing.  We've got some new elements here that will really change the Green Lantern Corps world if they continue and I love surprises that I don't see coming.  Go check out this part to GODHEAD and join the fight with our Lantern heroes.

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7.3
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #37

Dec 14, 2014

While some character actions seem to come out of left field here, I can say that the ending to this book made up for a slow beginning by a long run.  With Solid art and characters we love just kicking a whole lot of ass, this is book that you'll be like "Meh" in the beginning and then screaming for more by the end.  The real fight against the New Gods starts here.  Check it out.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #38

Jan 14, 2015

While this issue is entertaining and it's exciting to see John Stewart get back into action in something that isn't a crossover epic,  This issue seems to fall short from the grand new status quo of the Corps that I was hoping for.  It's right back to action here and maybe I just have to give it some time but right now the villains are a weird bunch who I don't fully understand the extent of but I hope it all becomes clear and I can get fully on the Green Lantern Corps train again.  Right now though, I have to wait and see what comes next.

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7.8
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #39

Feb 12, 2015

I was really happy with how this issue turned out, especially since I wasn't a huge fan of it's first chapter last month and while I'm a bit confused by what the cliffhanger suggests, this was a vibrant and fun issue to read.  The stakes are getting higher for our Lantern heroes as they fight towards their final issue next month and with this issue's hype, I hope it's something really special.  While I dug the writing and art in this book, it's really the color work by Marcelo Maiolo that shined brighter than everyone else and I hope to see more like it next month.

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7.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011) #40

Mar 12, 2015

It may not be the best story line to end on but Van Jensen did his best to fill it with enough action and callbacks to satisfy every John Stewart fan out there.  A bit rushed, a bit confusing but this over sized issue doesn't disappoint in the entertainment factor and it's bright awesome colors really save the day here and make it look bigger than it really is.  Go get your last issue of Green Lantern Corps and rejoice over it because who knows when we'll get another.

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7.0
Green Lantern Corps (2011): Futures End #1

Sep 10, 2014

This is just an alright issue.  Nothing really to complain about except that it didn't hold up next to last week's Green Lantern: Futures End.  I've been rating these event issues based on whether they blew me away, or whether they make sense to be a part of this event.  While I like seeing the Lanterns Five Years From Now, this one shot didn't do it for me since there isn't enough time to explain the new scourge of the universe that this title would be facing and it really got me interested.  So if you're a fan of Lantern lore, then you definitely should get this, but if your just interested in what's going on in the weekly Futures End title then you can pass on this.  Luckily I'm both.

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8.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #1

Jan 13, 2016

It seems that Tom Taylor doesn't want to make the same mistake as Lost Army did because this story just starts moving right out of the gate and before I knew it, it was over.  It was fun setup for what we'll be dealing with for the next six months, but I hope that it offers us more connection between Lost Army and this besides for the whole being lost bit because seeing a handful of Lanterns altered to a different spectrum and Mogo rocking them all was the highlight of the last series and besides for Guy Gardner only rocking the green, we don't have any of that here.  A really fun and fast setup issue with excellent art all the way through.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #2

Feb 11, 2016

While the artwork and colors in this book are beyond top notch, I have to say that the story is conveniently stalled so that we can have ourselves a token action sequence, complete with a shocker ending.  That's par for the course though, but this situation does little for me than make me question how bright our heroes really shine....... mentally.  This series is still moving a lot faster than Lost Army ever did though and for that I'm grateful, but some of the best aspects of that story even though this is a direct continuation are left behind and I'm just left scratching my head at the deliberate omission.  This is still an enjoyable issue, full of Lanterns doing Lantern things, it's just a little sparse on the forward momentum.

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7.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #3

Mar 9, 2016

Guy Gardner's out to kick a little ass in this issue and while some of the overall story is put on hold in order to do this, we still get a decently enjoyable book that looks amazing all the way through.  Now that we're halfway through this series it looks like this is going to be a more personal story for the Lanterns instead of a Universe ending epic, but as long as it keeps delivering the heart that it does here that might not be a bad thing.  

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6.3
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #4

Apr 13, 2016

Edge of Oblivion takes a turn in this book with revealing what's actually going on with this last city of the Universe and while it works to tie the rest of the issues together, it does come off too little too late at this point since we're halfway through this series.  Hopefully now though it will be able to get right to the story without filler and end on a strong note because while I love the Green Lantern Corps, I can't say that this is one of its strongest stories.  

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9.0
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #5

May 11, 2016

Edge of Oblivion came out of nowhere this week and blew me away with how great all of our Lanterns feel in this issue.  We've got drama, comedy and sci fi action adventure all thrown at us here and it's fantastic in all its elements, especially the portrayal of Guy Gardner.  With an excellent story and art that looks great throughout the issue, this is the Edge of Oblivion that you've been waiting for.

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4.5
Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #6

Jun 8, 2016

Edge of Oblivion comes to an end........ and that's about all it does because if you were waiting for any kind of explanation about what went down with our Lantern heroes and why they ended up in this Universe that existed before their own........ well keep waiting because you won't find that here.  This is a very humdrum finale to a series that didn't offer us much to begin with and all I can really be thankful for is that it's finally over and we can get back to some Green Lantern Corps fun now that Rebirth is out and about.

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8.7
Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1

Oct 1, 2014

While I wasn't a fan of the many many artists on this issue, it didn't do that much to hinder my reading experience.  Some of the transitions were a little abrupt, but I can live with them since they're are telling such a massive story.  I'm not a fan of these constant GL crossovers, but this one seems to have the makings of being something special and I guess I can get behind another crossover so quick after the last one but come on DC, you gotta promise that this will be the last one for awhile.  Please?  Many writers, many artists, but the ones who really pulled this issue off were the colorists who always do their best job on the Lantern titles, so bravo, bravo.  Go check it out and prepare yourself for GODHEAD.

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9.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #24

Oct 16, 2013

Oh New Guardians never fails to be a great book.  With so many Lantern titles you might just be asking yourself "What book should I get into?"  Well the answer of course is this one.  I was a little iffy on the whole Lights Out storyline, but after reading this issue, I'm firmly back on board.  Excellent art, and story telling, nothing really at all to say bad about this book.  But since it's a Kyle-centric book you might not feel the size of the other Lantern titles here, but what you do get is a great character that continues to delight.

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7.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #25

Nov 26, 2013

While I'm happy that we can finally get New Guardians back tie-in free, I found this beginning just a tad bit confusing.  While I eventually got what they were selling it took a couple reads.  Now I know that sounds a bit lazy, and maybe it is, I just expected something dealing with what Kyle went through in Lights Out to be more prevalent.  But with bitching aside, I did enjoy what I was given, and will continue to read.  I have complete faith in Justin Jordan to wow me, and I don't think he'll disappoint.  So go check it out, and read it twice if you're slow like me.

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5.5
Green Lantern: New Guardians #26

Dec 29, 2013

All I can say is that New Guardians has certainly taken a different direction.  It exudes the sci fi ideas, and concepts you'd expect from a intergalactic cop story, but doesn't convey them well enough for the reader to get behind what they're doing.  I spent almost the entire time when reading this story confused, and a lot of the other time angry that I wasn't getting everything they were selling.  Maybe it's just me, maybe it's not.  All in all if you undertake this story line in New Guardians be prepared to read it a couple of times.

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7.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #27

Jan 26, 2014

For a one shot this was a good time, we were reintroduced to what I thought was a one off characters like Exeter, The Keeper who was fun and I hope we see more of him.  But what I'm really hoping for is to see this series next story arc The God Killers, and see what Jordan has planned for the long haul on New Guardians.  So this was a one shot, it was fun, you should get it and enjoy all the Kyle Rayner you can.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #29

Mar 25, 2014

New Guardians has certainly taken a step away from the normal kind of Lantern story, but that isn't a bad thing.  Jordan is throwing at us story after story about opinions on right and wrong, morality, and what one generally should and shouldn't do with power, and I'm really digging it.  God Killers is an excellent story so far, and I'm really interested to see where it will go.  Check it out.

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8.7
Green Lantern: New Guardians #30

Apr 20, 2014

This is a really good issue, besides the fact that I would read a comic with Kyle Rayner just being powerful and kicking ass, this issue was just a joy to read.  We're shown the actual might of the God Killers, who may be one of the fiercest foes that Kyle has ever faced, and we finally begin the evolution of Kyle Rayner's abilities since he survived the source wall.  This is such a fun issue, and the Templar Guardians were so badass, I may even start calling the Templar Guardians, the actual Guardians which is big deal for me because I never thought I would.  Go check it out, and see what all my fuss is about.

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8.7
Green Lantern: New Guardians #31

May 23, 2014

While this wasn't a very exciting issue, the story was enough to keep my eyes glued the entire time.  Very thought provoking, and a little sad actually.  Everything seems to have changed since the last New Guardians Annual, and Justin Jordan is doing his finest to explore the powers and mind of the White Lantern.  I'm completely engrossed and after reading this issue, I immediately want more.  So join my obsession and check out New Guardians.

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6.9
Green Lantern: New Guardians #32

Jun 19, 2014

While I love the escape to a horror-esque themed story, this beginning didn't offer much to scare or give any real information to the reader.  It's all a set up that was littered with Carol yelling about finding Kyle and little else.  That being said, I think that the next issue will really kick things off, and we really shouldn't punish this issue for getting all the key players in place, and man were the artwork and colors spot on.  New Guardians is just a title I love to sit back and look at, and for the most part you don't even need a story to enjoy one of these issues.  That's a bit ridiculous, but check it out and awe at it's beauty.

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7.5
Green Lantern: New Guardians #33

Jul 19, 2014

The horror continues this issue as we discover the new/old origin of the Psions.  The main appeal for me in this issue is that we've got Kyle back together with his New Guardians team and we explore the emotions that present themselves with Carol and being forced to face the horrors of the Psions.  It's a good issue and moves the story along to our heroes meeting the big bads face to face.  So go check out this suspenseful issue and have a good time seeing Kyle back in action with his lady love.

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7.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #34

Aug 25, 2014

With the conclusion to this dark twisted story, I find myself wishing more from it other than the gloom and doom ending we received.  I know that everything can't be sunshine and rainbows all the time, but in a book that deals with the power of using your emotions, there didn't seem to be much exuding from our character's other than complete despair.  Depression aside, the book looked great as usual and even though I wasn't a fan of the core concept of the story, it was a interesting way to get us to GodHead and preparing us for what kind of loss and horrors we might expect from the future.

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8.5
Green Lantern: New Guardians #35

Oct 21, 2014

Have I mentioned before how I have a huge man crush on Wil Quintana?  While I don't want to take away from the work of Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy, but Quintana's colors make this book month after month and man does it shine here.  While I felt personally betrayed by characters in this book, I really enjoyed the story and this issue seems like it's kicked GODHEAD in the pants to get it going.  Go check it out and watch your favorite Lantern Kyle Rayner change reality in the most shocking way I could imagine.

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6.5
Green Lantern: New Guardians #36

Nov 22, 2014

While I'm digging GODHEAD, this issue really didn't do much other than smack Kyle Rayner fans in the face because of his bonehead decision making skills.  That's pretty much it..... Well that and it hammered in the the fact that the Lanterns are going to get their asses kicked hard and I think that's where we're supposed to be in the story, so we've got that.  Really the main reason you'll want this issue is the great art from Diogenes Neves and the colors of Wil Quintana.  I think Quintana has the emotional spectrum working for him because whenever I read one of his books, I gotta wear shades.  So while it's not the best we've seen from GODHEAD, it's still worth a look.  Go check it out.

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9.3
Green Lantern: New Guardians #37

Dec 23, 2014

I freaking love this issue!  We've got Kyle having to face up for how he used the Life Equation in a previous issue that I knew was going to come back to haunt him and we've got our Lantern heroes showing that they are more than just a ring when push comes to shove combined with excellent art, this issue is one of the best that GODHEAD has to offer.  You should totally check it out and continue your adventure of Lanterns Vs. New Gods.

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8.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #38

Jan 23, 2015

I really love seeing this issue having a callback to a character from the Futures End tie-in and I personally just hope that it means those events are getting erased and we won't have to face Five Years From Now. More about this book though, I really love that we're getting the personal story of Kyle and Carol being addressed after the events of GODHEAD and I hope to see this continue until the end of the series in March. Go check it out because with the final issues by Justin Jordan and Diogenes Neves, you'll definitely want to see what the future holds for Kyle Rayner.

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9.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians #39

Feb 21, 2015

While yes, at first glance you might think that this issue is strictly a fight scene between our hero and his evil doppelganger; who has aspirations of being Venom from Spider-Man, but when you look closer you realize that this has a lot of depth and is really the crossroads for what will happen to our hero in the future.  It's a solidly told issue with great art that makes me realize that I'm really going to miss this book after it's final issue next month.

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8.8
Green Lantern: New Guardians #40

Mar 18, 2015

Justin Jordan has certainly brought it for this finale to New Guardians and by "it" I mean awesomeness.  It's got callbacks, callforwards and even manages to open up the entire White Lantern status quo while delivering a satisfying ending.  While I'm disappointed to see this series go, I'm happy with the way it went and I'm happy that I was able to take this New Guardians ride.  Check it out and get your last White Lantern adventure because who knows when we'll get another.

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9.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #2

Apr 30, 2014

Besides for finales to big events this might be the best Annual I've seen that furthers an ongoing story.  Yeah that seems pretty specific, but I swear it's a good thing.  Justin Jordan has been writing the hell out of Kyle Rayner and his supporting cast, and this Annual just blew me away.  I had to go back and read it twice, and usually that's a bad thing but in this instance it was a pleasure.  So much going on, and so many ideas thrown at you to sit back and contemplate, it really opens the doors for Kyle to do anything or nothing in the future.  This issue is also a beautiful read because of it's artist Stephen Segovia who I hope becomes a regular on the series because it's the best the book has looked since it's first year.  So if you've been a fan of New Guardians you'll definitely want to pick this issue up, at the very least it continues the story, and the next issue will pick up where this left off.  So good.

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6.0
Green Lantern: New Guardians: Futures End #1

Sep 23, 2014

While Diogenes Neves' art is really something to look at here, there isn't much else that it offers and really leaves a bad taste in your mouth if you're a Kyle Rayner fan.  It seems that bad Lantern futures have been par for the course here and I don't know what's up with DC's hate for our space police heroes, but it's getting a little annoying.  Just one happy Lantern future, that's all I'm asking for and yet again I'm let down.  But if you're fascinated by the power of the White Lantern and need to see what Kyle's up to Five Years From Now, then there isn't anything that's going to stop you from getting this issue.  I only ask that you don't get your hopes up.

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4.5
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #1

Jun 24, 2015

Where you'd expect that some of your questions going into this book would be answered, instead you get more questions by the end and ultimately have nothing really to show for even picking up this book in the first place.  I was really looking forward to this title but find myself disappointed now that I've got it.  Just not much going on and the art went back and forth between being really strong on the character front to lackluster and that's a shame since there were really no backgrounds in this issue at all.

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5.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #2

Jul 15, 2015

Green Lantern: Lost Army continues to disappoint as we have another issue that comes off flat with not a lot going on.  The major positives to this book are the art, but that's only for the characters since this book is devoid of backgrounds and the cliffhanger that promises interesting things to come in future issues.  Just a really rocky start to this series that I expected to love.

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5.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #3

Aug 20, 2015

I really don't see how anyone can be enjoying this book as of now because we're three issues in and nothing has really been explained.  All that's happened is new characters are introduced, the occasional fight and flashbacks to John Stewart when he was in the marines that doesn't really do anything for the story.  I do love the inclusion of Relic in this title, but all we get is information we already know and in a book that's keeping the story so hush hush, old information just seems like a tease.

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5.5
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #4

Sep 17, 2015

While this is probably the best issue of Lost Army, it's only because something finally happens to further the story, but at this late in the game it feels too little too late.  The series is coming to an end and the most that I can say for it is that the characters looked great and it had some excellent colors.  Hopefully, we get a decent conclusion but right now it doesn't seem likely.

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5.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #5

Oct 25, 2015

Lost Army is almost over and with that in mind, I think I was able to enjoy this issue more than the rest because I didn't have to worry about this series continuing to let me down.  That's some harsh shit I know, but this series has been ridiculous with the amount of nothing that it's provided.  So while this might be a bright spot in the darkness that's been this series, that's not even saying much.  The most you can hope to really get from this issue is a decent prison break and the fantastic art by Jesus Saiz.

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8.0
Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6

Nov 18, 2015

For all my complaining about this series not bringing enough to the table, boy did it give me a extra heap of deliciousness for it's final issue.  The stakes were raised, it changed the game, the action was high and it even gave us an explanation to a question from another series.  With all that goodness, it even came with awesome art that finally delivered a beautiful landscape.  Definitely the best issue in the series and it makes me excited for Edge of Oblivion.  

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7.0
Green Lanterns #1

Jun 15, 2016

While I do think that a lot of things were thrown at us a little bit too soon with this issue because of how much I was wondering what the hell everything meant, I did have fun reading it and loved how well our Lantern heroes are working together now that the bickering is low key and how we got to see what was going on with our heroes through duel captions that gave us a little more insight.  The art and colors were fantastic and I can't wait to see how some of the stuff in this issue is explained because while I can't say that I understand everything right now, I can tell you that it's got me intrigued.  

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8.0
Green Lanterns #2

Jul 6, 2016

While Green Lanterns seemed a bit bumpy right out of the gate, with this issue it feels like we hit a turning point, where everything we wanted from this series is just on the horizon...... including an awesome dynamic between our two Lantern heroes.  Continuing to be great here is the art team, who makes everything in this book look great and for the first time since this series started, I have to say that I can't wait to see what goes down in Red Dawn.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #3

Jul 20, 2016

More subplots are thrown at us with this issue of Green Lanterns and like we experienced with the previous issues of this series, nothing seems to be coming at us in terms of an explanation.  Also, since we've got a bunch of artists on this issue, the art suffers in the beginning of this book and sadly so does the dialog.  It eventually corrects itself, but that just leads to head scratching.

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5.8
Green Lanterns #4

Aug 3, 2016

While the story might not impress in its amount of progression and may get people to rip their hair out at the continuity errors, I do have to say that the art in this book was spot on and really let our heroes shine....... that's about it though........ Well, besides for the normal whining and complaining that this series has seen, we did get a glimpse of something behind all that, that gave some weight to our main character's emotional turmoil...... I really hope that this series picks up because despite what we've seen so far, I really want to enjoy it and get behind these characters.

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6.5
Green Lanterns #5

Aug 17, 2016

While you won't be getting a lot of progression in the story from this issue, what you will get is excellent art that kicks ass from the beginning to the end and characters that feel right for everything we've gotten so far.  It's just a shame that the Zilius and Skallox are forced in because they have little to nothing to do except for being ugly and menacing.  

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8.5
Green Lanterns #6

Sep 14, 2016

Since I've been pretty down on this series, I was shocked as hell at how much I enjoyed reading this issue.  We finally have some decent interactions between our two Lantern heroes and it brightens up the whole feel of the book........ not to mention the great colors and art that are throughout.  I really hope that this series can keep up this momentum because for the first time, Green Lanterns is a series I want to read.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #7

Sep 21, 2016

Green Lanterns continues to surprise me because as we saw in the previous issue, it seems that all the nonsense that we dealt with in the first few issues are over and now it's time to get to who these characters are and what kind of heroes they can be.  Yeah, we don't have a great big threat going after our Lanterns here, but the situation is definitely perilous for Simon and I loved seeing our Lantern heroes getting together and actually being caring partners.  I love the recent writing of this series and the art has just been great.  

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7.0
Green Lanterns #8

Oct 5, 2016

While this issue starts out a bit rough, it eventually finds its footing and becomes a decent read that finally unites the rogue Guardian and our heroes with a mutual respect for one another.  It also has fantastic art and a decent cliffhanger that leaves me excited to see what comes next.  Hopefully the dialog doesn't fall back to what it was at the beginning of this series and even the beginning of this issue because that feels like a hump we've already gone over and I hate backtracking. 

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8.0
Green Lanterns #9

Oct 19, 2016

While this issue of Green Lanterns didn't offer much with the heroes of this book, it did go into the full backstory of the new villain for our Phantom Lantern arc and it was a pretty interesting read.  Everything looked great in this issue and the cliffhanger got me really excited to see what's coming next because I'm not sure if our Lantern heroes of Earth will be able to defend against it.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #10

Nov 2, 2016

While this issue moves really fast and appears that not a lot goes on, I still found it really enjoyable and loved the art throughout, not to mention the big reveal about what the Phantom Ring can do.  I seriously look forward in seeing where this story goes because not only are we getting the return of Volthoom, but a new villain that hopefully lasts more than a couple of issues. 

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8.0
Green Lanterns #11

Nov 16, 2016

Green Lanterns continues to impress and even though this issue is a fast ass read, I still found myself enjoying what it was giving me, even if that was mostly Frank Laminski hamming it up for a camera.  The art and colors are solid all the way through and I can't wait to see where this story goes.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #12

Dec 7, 2016

Not a lot of new things are given to us with this issue besides for our heroes continuing to fight the Phantom Lantern, Frank Laminski.  There's enough here to like though and a lot of that is from the stellar art and colors in this book.  I love all the transformations of Frank Laminski, but this story just seems to be spinning its wheels right now and not really moving.

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5.5
Green Lanterns #13

Dec 21, 2016

While this issue looks great, that's about as far as we go with really complimentary things to say about it because again we get the same old things that we keep seeing in this title and we even have ourselves what looks like a continuity flub that really doesn't even feel like it needs to be there.

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5.5
Green Lanterns #14

Jan 4, 2017

The end of our Phantom Lantern arc comes to a close with this issue and I find myself really disappointed from what we got.  There really wasn't much to this issue besides for the reveal at the end and with that, this arc comes off feeling really padded out and kind of useless.  Sadly, the art wasn't as great as it normally is either and because of that, there's really not all that much to get out of this issue.

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7.8
Green Lanterns #15

Jan 18, 2017

We take a pause here and instead of jumping right into our Volthoom story, we take a look at a day in the life of Jessica Cruz and how she deals with her anxiety problems........... and while that might sound like a been there done that situation...... this issue actually tackles that familiar area very well and makes you look at Jessica in a new light, while all the time giving us great art and an awesome cliffhanger.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #16

Feb 1, 2017

While I thought that this issue started off odd, it did eventually pick back up and get me really interested to see what this arc is all about.  I love seeing our Lantern heroes having an old fashioned team-up and it didn't hurt that the entire book looked incredible either.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #17

Feb 15, 2017

For our first Green Lanterns and guest star team-up, I thought that this issue and the previous one did a pretty fine job at showing the strengths and weaknesses of our heroes here......... even though it just mainly focused on Simon and yeah, we had some weird science going on with our villain that doesn't make any sense to me, but even with that we had a decent story and some great art that keeps me excited for this series.

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5.0
Green Lanterns #18

Mar 1, 2017

This issue seems to just go about re-imagining the history of Volthoom however it sees fit and a lot of it didn't seem to jive with things we've been told previously in other books throughout the New 52 and while it doesn't say this is what actually happened instead of what everyone thought, it just rewrites things without a second thought and doesn't exactly make a lot of sense doing it.  With that, the art in this issue seems to be a step back from what we usually get and ultimately I found myself really disappointed with this issue.

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6.8
Green Lanterns #19

Mar 15, 2017

While this issue of Green Lanterns looks great, I have to say that this is one of the fastest reads you'll have this week and part of that is do to not a lot going on here.  Yeah, we're setting things up a bit, but it just feels really basic for having this come in and stall us from our Volthoom story.  Not a bad read, but I wish we had a little bit more going on here.

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6.5
Green Lanterns #20

Apr 5, 2017

Like most issues to this series, this was a fast read that really only gave us a handful of decent moments, while the majority of the issue was padded out with our heroes not really doing anything.  The art looked great though and we got the continued connection that Simon and Dr. Polaris share here, but ultimately, the thing I'm looking forward to is the next arc.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #21

Apr 19, 2017

While the second half of this issue really made things interesting, the rest was just more of the same stuff that we've gotten throughout this arc and ultimately, it went nowhere.  The art was half decent, but even that seemed to be lacking in the color department and I'm seriously just left wondering if we had all of this to just simply establish a vendetta for the villain of this story.

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5.8
Green Lanterns #22

May 3, 2017

We're finally getting back to our Volthoom story with this issue and while I'm happy about that, it seems that it's going to be played out very slowly because we barely get anything about that here.  Really, there isn't much to this issue besides for trying to get new readers on the Green Lantern trolley by explaining the Corps and showing, but even that doesn't come off great because there's blatant mistakes made.  Even with that though, this had great art and I'm looking forward to the rest of the arc.

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6.8
Green Lanterns #23

May 17, 2017

We jump right into Simon and Jessica's training in this issue and while that's fun, the continuation of our current story kinds of takes a backseat to it and we're left with Guy Gardner screaming at Jessica throughout most of this issue.  Hopefully, as this series progresses we'll get more of Volthoom and the new continuity that Sam Humphries as set up is made clear because for now, I'm scratching my head a bit at it.  Thankfully though, the art in this issue was great and the colors were vibrant as hell.

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7.8
Green Lanterns #24

Jun 7, 2017

While there isn't much to this issue, what we did have was some really fun interactions, complete with some damn fine art that just made this a joy to read.  Yeah, this is simply a stepping stone to our next adventure, but for what it was, I enjoyed it enough and look forward to finally getting some Volthoom related stories going forward.  

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7.5
Green Lanterns #25

Jun 21, 2017

This over-sized issue of Green Lanterns finally gives us what we've been wanting from this series and now that all the cards are on the table, I think that this series finally has a chance to start doing something fun and original instead of rehashing the same old tropes for these characters again and again.  The art was decent, but the colors really disappointed me with how dull they were.

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5.8
Green Lanterns #26

Jul 5, 2017

While this issue looked great, it only gave us one new piece of information for the story moving forward and to do that, it had to wrap it around an entire issue of recap that just totally threw on the brakes for what we had previously.  This series has been so rough in my mind and it's issues like this that make me wish I could drop it because it's just so much filler that anyone reading this series would have already known besides for that one piece of information.  

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6.5
Green Lanterns #27

Jul 19, 2017

While we eventually get to some interesting things in this issue, the majority of the book was a bit boring on our way to get it.  The art was great and I like the direction this book is taking and the ideas thrown out about how our characters might change going forward, but Simon and Jessica still aren't the most exciting characters to read about and in the end this book was just alright.

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6.8
Green Lanterns #28

Aug 2, 2017

While the majority of this issue feels like a simple slug fest, I do have to say that I did appreciate the time that was taken to remind all of us who the original seven Lanterns are and where they come from since their origins have been spread out over a shit ton of issues now.  I also liked that we got to see that while these are Green Lantern rings these seven are wearing, they aren't like the ones we're used to and that they're pretty dangerous weapons to wield.  The art in this issue was great and I can't wait to finally get to our heroes taking on Volthoom.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #29

Aug 16, 2017

Let the training begin and with it, a padded out issue that really does nothing until it has to throw a concept out at you that doesn't make sense in the first place.  Now with that being said, this isn't all bad.  We have an issue with interesting characters and the idea that things will start happening in this book by the end, not to mention that the art was kick ass the whole way through.  I just wish that there seemed to be rhyme or reason behind Sam Humphries decisions to do things here because he just throws anything he thinks is cool at the page, whether it makes sense or not....... usually not.

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6.8
Green Lanterns #30

Sep 6, 2017

While this issue of Green Lanterns ups the ante in the action department, it feels like everything is coming to a head too fast here and we're rushing to a conclusion out of nowhere.  That being said, this is still a cool issue with great art and the only thing that could have made it better for me was if Volthoom was acting more like himself than just a replay of the Phantom Lantern Frank Laminski.  

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5.5
Green Lanterns #31

Sep 20, 2017

While this story concludes with this issue and there are some fun moments........ overall, there was just things happening in this issue to get to the conclusion whether they made sense or not and by the end I just had a lot of questions about how the hell half the things in this book could actually go down.  The art was great though and I look forward to what comes next, but this ending seemed really forced, which is a shame for all the filler we've had leading up to and throughout this arc.

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7.8
Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

Jun 1, 2016

While I've been wishing that Simon Baz would get a book all his own, it's even cooler that he's paired up with Jessica Cruz in this title and while they might not have hit it off that great in this issue.......that led to some annoying bickering at times,overall we've got ourselves a series to look out for.  Big bad things are about to take these rookies for a ride and with the teamwork/sink or swim tone of this book, I can't wait to see how our heroes overcome it.  We've got great art and a whole bunch of things laid out in front of us that will set the stage for this series for awhile to come...... and I can't wait.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #10

Jul 18, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy is just a fun romp and while this issue goes and has this huge galaxy changing shift in power thanks to our heroes, it's played down to just be a rescue mission that gets way out of hand and that seems to be the charm of this series overall in that it doesn't take itself too seriously.  On top of that, we've got great art and colors, hilarious dialog and situations that will leave you happy as hell for picking this book up.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #11

Sep 12, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy continues to be a great series and while I like this book for being so far removed from what's going on with the rest of Earth's shenanigans, here we're forced to see them be apart of it.......... and it still works really well and I can't wait to see where our Guardians will stand when things come to ahead in Civil War....... especially if the book continues to look this good.

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4.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #12

Sep 26, 2016

After reading this issue all I could think is that its only reason for being here is for people to get curious about Civil War II because all the moments that you really get excited to see from the lead up in this is all omitted and all we're left with is our characters sitting around and bitching....... That's it.  

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2013) #0

Nov 26, 2013

While not being ones conventional comic, this was a great way to pull fans in.  Guess what everybody.  I think I found my new fun book.  In a DCU where everything seems to be dark, and miserable, this title with all the murder, and chaos, that this character is bound to bring could be the light hearted delight I was waiting for.  So see you next month, and we'll find out if the merriment continues.

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7.0
Harley Quinn (2013) #1

Dec 25, 2013

This title is very strange, and I think I'm going to have to read a few more issues to get the real feel of it.  In a DCU that is filled with dark, miserable characters, this is certainly contrast.  A funny book to brighten your day from your melancholy heroes.  Chad Hardin's artwork is truly a sight to be seen, and compliments Harley beautifully, and even if you can't get behind the book yet, it is worth the price to simply look at the pictures.  So get this weird title, and enjoy the zany fun.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2013) #2

Jan 25, 2014

This issue definitely sold me on Harley being the definitive FUN title for the DC Universe.  I had my doubts, but it just oozes a good time.  The writing was completely out there, and I mean that as a good thing, and Chad Hardin's artwork is completely different than anything else I've seen in comics lately, and completely compliments Harley Quinn.  Okay Conner, Palmiotti, and Hardin you've sold me, now keep it up.

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7.8
Harley Quinn (2013) #3

Feb 24, 2014

We continue the comical take on Harley into a greeting card holiday extravaganza.  While it's not a great issue, it is a lot of fun in an Amazing Stories, or Tales From The Crypt fashion.  The whole nobody loves me becomes running for your life because everyone wants a piece.  Good fun.  But I wonder what this series will be like in a more continuous story format.  For what it is I like it, and anyone who likes just desserts type of stories you'll enjoy it too.  So go check it out.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2013) #4

Mar 19, 2014

This series is consistently a good time, and this issue is no exception.  We seem to be moving towards an ongoing story by the end of the issue, and it seems hilarious the amount of things that Harley seems to take on, and still try to have a normal life.  Well a normal life with a hit put out on her.  Conner and Palmiotti continue to put a smile on my face, and seem like they generally enjoy everything they do with this title.  Go check it out, all the cool kids are doing it.

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5.5
Harley Quinn (2013) #5

Apr 20, 2014

This is the first real disappointment for me since this series began.  We're entering a story that seems to be about checking off a hit list for senior citizens which sound really funny, but all we get is the running joke that Sy speaks Yiddish, and Harley doesn't get it.  This annoying joke just drags the action down, and by the end of the issue I just didn't care about story anymore.  The only plus side is that Chad Hardin's artwork continues to please, and is the life jacket that kept this issue afloat while I was reading it.  I'll still be optimistic that next month will bring me right back on board, and we can put this issue behind us.  

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7.8
Harley Quinn (2013) #6

May 27, 2014

This was a fun little romp but I'll be happy to get back to a larger story than Harley killing Russians with a elderly Six Million Dollar Man.  Not a lot of books give me that whole "Laugh Out Loud" experience, but this one seems to invoke the cartoon violence loving kid inside of me, and it's a lot of fun to sit back and jump into the mind of a Loony Tune like Harley.  So if you haven't been reading this title for some reason, make sure you do and join the silliness with the rest of us.

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7.5
Harley Quinn (2013) #7

Jun 24, 2014

While I continue to enjoy the cartoony slap stick exploits of Harley Quinn, I'm really just wanting a purpose for the character to be where she is.  I know this is her new start and we're experiencing her trying to make it in a world away from Gotham, but we seem to be just going through the motions, and not getting anywhere.  I don't know if that makes sense, I just think I need more out of this book.  A lot of people are comparing this series to Marvel's Deadpool which I also enjoy but something about this series seems to be lacking in regard to that kind of comparison.  Maybe Harley Quinn just needs a little more time to find it's place, and I'll continue to keep reading to see if it does, because like I said in the beginning it is fun, and I guess if that's all you're looking for this is the perfect escape for you.

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9.5
He-Man & The Masters of the Universe (2013) #13

Jun 1, 2014

I'm just going to come right out and say it.  This issue blew me away.  While normally I hate prequels, this issue makes me wish that there was a spin off series purely with King Grayskull, and now that I've said that, I'm kinda pissed there isn't.  For all the Masters Of The Universe fans out there, you need to read this book.  they're doing shit that will blow your mind, and changing things up enough to keep you interested, but not enough to piss of the normal fanboy.  I really hope that the creators didn't blow their wads on this issue, because if the series continues in this vein, it might be the book I look forward to the most month after month.  So go check it out, and enter the pre He-Man world of King Grayskull.

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8.5
He-Man & The Masters of the Universe (2013) #14

Jun 25, 2014

This is a great beginning to the story we've been waiting for, and with the events of King Grayskull's death colliding with the present, we're sure to see some epic storytelling in the