Ian Miller's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: The Batman Universe Reviews: 166
7.0Avg. Review Rating

5.0
Archie Meets Batman '66 #4

Oct 31, 2018

This pleasant issue pushes the plot forward, but sidelines half of the crossover in the process.

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8.0
Bane: Conquest #1

May 4, 2017

Dixon and Nolan have begun a year-long journey with Bane, starting out with several literal bangs, from Banes fists to satisfying vehicular explosions.

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6.0
Bane: Conquest #2

Jun 8, 2017

Bane and Batman fight alongside each other in a punchy prisoner drama.

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6.0
Bane: Conquest #3

Jul 6, 2017

Banes path to global crime domination seems to offer an opening as he and Batman continue their struggle.

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6.0
Bane: Conquest #4

Aug 3, 2017

Again, a good fun read, worth picking up.Dixon and Nolan continue to deliver a solid crime action story with great guest stars.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #1

Jul 28, 2016

Combining humor, cute and accomplished art, and a whimsical and fun-loving yet action-packed approach, the new Batgirl team starts us out on our new adventure.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #2

Aug 25, 2016

Larson and Albuquerque bring us for an enjoyable ride in Singapore with Babs, moving between flirtation and fighting with ease.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #3

Sep 29, 2016

Batgirl swings back into action, both in her personal and heroic lives, and propels her title forward.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #4

Oct 27, 2016

In Conclusion: Barbara Gordon stakes out a place for herself as one of the Bat-Familys strongest members, both in mind and combat, as she rids Asia of a pernicious super villain's gang.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #5

Nov 24, 2016

The first arc of the new Batgirl closes cleanly, setting Barbara up as an independent, admirable heroine in a world of potential.

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6.0
Batgirl (2016) #6

Dec 29, 2016

Batgirl returns from Beyond Burnside in a fluffy one shot adventure with Poison Ivy.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #7

Jan 26, 2017

Larson starts off her new arc of Batgirl with a bang, weaving a complicated web of intrigue and action with brilliant new artist Wildgoose.

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6.0
Batgirl (2016) #8

Feb 23, 2017

Though Batgirls work/life balance could use some work, Son of Penguin continues building a decent foundation for its story.

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5.0
Batgirl (2016) #9

Mar 23, 2017

Though Babs's personal life fails to contribute much interest, Batgirl's investigation into Vicform provides interesting twists.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #10

Apr 27, 2017

The threads of the Son of Penguin arc weave together in a satisfying buildup to next months climax.

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6.0
Batgirl (2016) #11

May 25, 2017

Batgirl handles the conclusion of her second Rebirth arc well, if unmemorably.

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5.0
Batgirl (2016) #12

Jun 29, 2017

Batgirl takes a break from romantic troubles to engage with her community for a welcome, but a bit dull change of pace.

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4.0
Batgirl (2016) #13

Jul 27, 2017

A cute but ultimately forgettable story that doesnt explore the potential depth of its characters.

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5.0
Batgirl (2016) Annual #1

Mar 30, 2017

Setting up the next Supergirl story arc and shoring up Babss personal life, this Batgirl Annual isnt quite as interesting as the last one, but still fun.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1

Aug 18, 2016

In Conclusion: An action packed romp through the history and present of the Birds of Prey.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

Sep 15, 2016

In Conclusion: In their first outing together, the Birds have some wobbly steps, but maintain a thrilling pace and start developing the relationships that makes the title well worth following.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #3

Oct 13, 2016

The combination of banter, action, and mystery in the Bird's life continue to be very enjoyable, but the Benson's skillfully layer in moments of genuine emotion and relationship.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #4

Nov 10, 2016

The Huntress returns to her vengeful roots and rejoins the team in an excellent issue.

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7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

Dec 15, 2016

Though a slight dip in quality mars this issue, on the whole, a very nice look at the impact of our heroes on the non-costumed population, and a solid lead-in to the finale.

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7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #6

Jan 12, 2017

Though it never reaches the heights of the Dixon and Simone years, this Rebirth arc of Birds of Prey is worthy of its name.

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9.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #7

Feb 9, 2017

In Conclusion: The Bensons give us a feeling of the current status quo for the Birds – and its a great one – quipping, fighting crime, and bonding.

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7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #8

Mar 9, 2017

Blackbird Sings starts off the Bird's next adventure with a bang and strong character moments.

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5.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #9

Apr 13, 2017

While dialogue and art remain strong, the solo Dinah story doesn't generate as much appeal as a full team mission.

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7.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10

May 11, 2017

Bringing the book back up after a sagging middle issue, the Blackbird arc concludes nicely, and leads right into the next story.

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8.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #11

Jun 15, 2017

Kicking off the Source Code arc with surprising continuity revelations, solid character work on all three Birds, and the promise of many exciting guest stars in Catwoman and Calculator, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey are flying again.

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5.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #12

Jul 13, 2017

Catwoman and Poison Ivy raise the stakes in an uneven issue.

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5.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #13

Aug 10, 2017

The saga of Fauxricle ends on a decent, if not book-shaking note.

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5.0
Batman (2016) #47

May 16, 2018

Our time in this alternate universe comes to an end with an open question: how will this impact Batmans future?

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8.0
Batman (2016) #48

Jun 6, 2018

On the eve of their wedding, Batman and Catwoman face the personification of evil attempting to destroy everything in the face of their love.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #49

Jun 20, 2018

Catwoman and Joker walk down memory lane, after they both gravely injure each other, and the Joker reveals his true reason for trying to stop the wedding.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #50

Jul 4, 2018

Torn by external and internal factors, Batman #50 is nonetheless a powerful experience, pulled through by the strength of Kings ability to evoke emotion and connection.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #51

Jul 18, 2018

Bruce Wayne confronts how his emotional devastation affects his work as Batman in this heartbreakingly beautifully drawn and colored tale.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #52

Aug 1, 2018

A deliberately paced look at Bruce trying to persuade the other jury members that his actions as Batman cause more harm than good.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #53

Aug 15, 2018

The first arc after the wedding that wasnt, closes with a powerful expression of loss and pain, illustrated with stunning beauty.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #54

Sep 5, 2018

A touching issue examining Dick and Bruces relationship at a troubled time.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #55

Sep 19, 2018

The hole dug for Batman only gets deeper, as the next phase of Tom King's Batman story gets underway.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #56

Oct 3, 2018

The middle of Beasts of Burden presents a grim, relentless chase, and a parallel between two very different fathers.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #57

Oct 17, 2018

An intriguing thematic exploration, this rather thin plot closes out the brutal Beasts of Burden arc.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #58

Nov 7, 2018

Fourth months after Batman #50, Penguin steps onto the balance point between Batman and Bane in this powerful issue.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #59

Nov 21, 2018

Despite Penguins betrayal, Bane continues to undercut a deeply enraged Dark Knight.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #60

Dec 5, 2018

The mysteries are piling up in Batman, and the story seems poised to go in several new directions.

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5.0
Batman (2016) #61

Dec 19, 2018

Tom King returns to the story of Matthew Warner as the twisted boy leaves a bloody trail of bodies behind him in prison.

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7.0
Batman (2016) #62

Jan 9, 2019

Batman's Knightmare continues as he struggles to make sense of a world thats been spinning out of control since issue one.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #63

Jan 23, 2019

A heartbreaking glimpse at what could have been and a terrifying glimpse of what is now.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #64

Feb 6, 2019

Joshua Williamson and Guillem March begin a dark crossover, probing at the heros weakest spots.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #65

Feb 20, 2019

Williamson and March weave a much stronger penultimate issue of The Price, highlighting the horror and tragedy of Gotham Girls plan.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #66

Mar 6, 2019

After a month off, Tom King returns with Jorge Fornes for the strongest issue of Knightmares yet, continuing a powerful examination of Batmans reaction to the events of Batman #50.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #67

Mar 20, 2019

Time will tell if this issue goes down as one of the better ones in Tom Kings run. The artwork by Weeks and Fornes really stands out, but theres a contrast in expectations from the content provided in the previous issues of this arc which still doesnt quite work.

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8.0
Batman (2016) Annual #3

Dec 12, 2018

Providing a temporary respite from the bleakness of the current storyline (and Batmans life in general), Tom Taylor and Otto Schmidt give Alfred time to shine.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #1

Oct 7, 2015

A thrilling and exciting beginning to the second season of Eternal, focusing on Dick, Harper and Cassandra Cain, promising the same twists and action as the first season.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #2

Oct 14, 2015

Issue two propels the present action forward, glances off the past storyline, and keeps strong threads of characterization and humor throughout.

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #3

Oct 21, 2015

The issue has some solid interaction between Dick, Jason, Tim, and Cass, and provides intriguing setup, but doesnt provide as many vital character moments or action beats as previously.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #4

Oct 28, 2015

A brilliant kitchen fight setpiece, a glacially slow B-plot with Cassandra Cain, and a few unnecessarily sour and confusing character notes. 4 out of 5 for the action, 3 out of 5 for the characterization, leading to an overall rating of…

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #5

Nov 4, 2015

A reasonably fun issue, marred a bit by abrupt tonal shift and forced character conflict, but moving the plot to the next stage.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #6

Nov 11, 2015

After the uneven excitementof the last few issues, this issue sets the series back on track with a dark, tragic mystery and the reveal of the Mother.

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9.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #7

Nov 18, 2015

With stellar writing and art this week, the international direction of the narrative provides intensity in both character development and mystery.

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #8

Nov 25, 2015

The series closes out its second month in disaster, as Mother outmaneuvers our heroes, and Cassandra Cain takes flight.

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #9

Dec 2, 2015

A fairly unspectacular issue reintroduces Azrael and Bane to the Eternal world.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #10

Dec 9, 2015

Lanzing, Kelly, and Antonio provide a much stronger second issue than their first, providing action and character stylishly and with humor.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #11

Dec 16, 2015

An exciting, reasonably well handled re-introduction of Cassandra Cain's backstory into the new 52, this issue makes a few missteps, but is otherwise very enjoyable.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #12

Dec 23, 2015

Brisson brings intelligent thematic work into the backstory of the new character of the Sculptor, and brings back the opening flashback of the series in a well done issue.

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9.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #13

Dec 30, 2015

A powerful issue with careful writing and very appealing art that solidifies Cassandra Cain and her origin in The Batman Universe.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #14

Jan 6, 2016

A solid issue pushing the story forward in many small ways alongside exciting, well constructed action and character beats.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #15

Jan 13, 2016

Tim and Jason return to the forefront of the story with a literal bang in a very enjoyable issue.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #16

Jan 20, 2016

Tim and Jason face their demons, both physical and spiritual, and come out stronger than ever.

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #17

Jan 27, 2016

A decent issue, finally laying to rest the silly speculation about Batman raised by issue #1, but does little more than move most of the active characters in the narrative to the same place.

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6.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #18

Feb 3, 2016

While it provides some important backstory, and the character moments are competently handled, theres still a sense that this issue is merely transitioning from one point of the story to the next, instead of providing as satisfying narrative on its own.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #19

Feb 10, 2016

While Tim Seeleys return to the series brings a dash of humor, and Paul Pelletiers art is a step up from the past few issues, nothing much of weight happens in the brawl at Spryal.

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9.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #20

Feb 17, 2016

Dick and the Bat-family have their work cut out for them, but fortunately, they seem to be pulling together in the face of Mothers success.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #21

Feb 24, 2016

Due to strong writing and solid art, we recommend picking this issue up, though it might also be worth waiting for the trade due to the intertwined nature of the plot.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #22

Mar 2, 2016

Valentine sets up the end of her arc with dark poetry, portraying the connection between the Robins and the depravity of Mother.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #23

Mar 9, 2016

In Conclusion: Balancing the increasing cast of Dicks allies well, this issue provides a solid building block for the finale by putting most of the pieces into play.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #24

Mar 16, 2016

In Conclusion: Though the overall narrative is merely moving pieces around on the board without victory or defeat, Orlandos fun action and dialogue bump the rating a tiny bit up.

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7.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #25

Mar 23, 2016

As we go into the finale, the Bat-family achieves several steps forward, but Mothers response promises dire retaliation.

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8.0
Batman And Robin Eternal #26

Mar 30, 2016

In taking us on a journey showing us the consequences of raising children to be weapons, Batman and Robin Eternal demonstrates the intense need for families which allow children to grow into their own identity. My individual rating is below, but as a for the series as a whole, I give four out of five batarangs.

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5.0
Batman: The Devastator #1

Nov 1, 2017

Though suffering a bit from tie-in syndrome, Batman: The Devastator provides an enjoyably dark look at a Batman who destroyed Superman.

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4.0
Batman: The Drowned #1

Oct 18, 2017

With stronger art than story, Batman: The Drowned leaves the reader wishing for a deeper look at the roots of the character.

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8.0
DC Universe: Rebirth #1

May 25, 2016

It's a fine Flash story, a solid big picture look across the universe. It's not that directly related to The Batman Universe of characters, outside of Batman himself (who doesn't really do much besides provide exposition). We give a "pick up if you feel like it" recommendation, especially considering that it's still $2.99 (plus tax) for over 60 pages of narrative content plus previews.

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5.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1

Nov 1, 2018

Though it does provide amusement and a few heartfelt moments, this mystery doesnt really elevate the material in this mashup.

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7.0
DC/Looney Tunes: Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester #1

Aug 31, 2018

Though perhaps a bit overstuffed and broad in humor, Gail Simone and Inaki Miranda turn out a really clever, funny, and solidly drawn tale of tribes coming together.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #31

May 4, 2018

Kicking the action and stakes up several notches, new pieces place themselves on the board in the game between Batman and Deathstroke.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #32

Jun 8, 2018

The tension in this crossover event increases as the conflict between Deathstroke and Batman draws more and more members of their families into its arc.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #33

Jul 6, 2018

Deathstroke vs. Batman heads into the endgame with a brilliant issue exploring Damians reaction to the idea that he might be Deathstrokes son.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #34

Aug 2, 2018

Priest and Pagulayan powerfully set up the finale of the Deathstroke vs. Batman arc with pounding action and devastating mind games.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #35

Sep 6, 2018

Priest and Pagulayan have created a sturdy, beautifully crafted examination of who Deathstroke and Batman are that ought to provide a model for writers in the years to come.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #38

Dec 6, 2018

Priest continues weaving an intricate tale of shifting realities, motivations, and betrayals, as Deathstroke and his family are dragged to the far ends of the earth.

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7.0
Deathstroke (2016) #39

Jan 10, 2019

All of the plotlines begin to collide in the penultimate issue of Arkham.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #40

Feb 7, 2019

The Arkham arc closes brilliantly with Deathstrokes trademark savage violence, ethical dilemma, and an added dose of reality bending.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) #41

Mar 7, 2019

Priest and Pasarin masterfully bridge the gap between Slades Arkham narrative into his conflict with the Teen Titans.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #934

Jun 8, 2016

Tynion's strength is definitely in his characterization. He provides really enjoyable introductions to each of the characters, and gives them all at least one really awesome moment, from Batwoman knowing Bruce's secret identity to Cass's one-word declaration to those she's rescuing. The villains' plot is fairly generic so far, par for the course with the villains in the two Eternal series, but the strength of Tynion's characterization, and the moody effectiveness of the structuring of the story combined with the art pushes past that minor flaw.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #935

Jun 22, 2016

Detective Comics powers through its second issue,developing relationships and raising the tension both inside and out of the team.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #936

Jul 13, 2016

Facing betrayal and the loss of Batman, Batwoman and her team stick together in the face of overwhelming odds.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #937

Jul 27, 2016

The story brings things to a boil, with the team joining Batman for a full on confrontation with Jacob Kane and the Colony.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #939

Aug 24, 2016

Batman and Batwoman take decisive steps to defeat the Colonys plans for good, but Tim is forced to put himself in deadly danger as a result.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #940

Sep 14, 2016

In Conclusion: Beautifully paced, gorgeously drawn and colored, Detective Comics #940 delivers a Batwoman, Robin, and Batman story of family, loss, and betrayal born of love and skill.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #941

Sep 28, 2016

Though unlikely to be a crossover that really shakes the continuity of the Bat-Family up, Night of the Monster Men continues to respect the current storylines of its three titles with this issue of Detective Comics.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #942

Oct 12, 2016

Steve Orlando completes the story of Batman and his family vs. the Monster Men with style, even if the entire story feels a bit like filler.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #943

Oct 26, 2016

Complex themes and visual storytelling techniques propel this story of a fractured family forward to face their next challenge.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #944

Nov 9, 2016

A stirring combination of horror and action, Tynion pushes his examination of Batmans mission further in The Victim Syndicate part 2.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #945

Nov 23, 2016

As the Victim Syndicate sows disruption in the team through Stephanie, already fractured by the death of Tim Drake, Batman and Batwoman struggle forward.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #946

Dec 14, 2016

Tynion and Barrows put all the pieces in place for a killer finale as Batmans team confronts the Victim Syndicate.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #947

Dec 28, 2016

An extremely smart, beautifully illustrated conclusion to a dark, personal arc is absolutely worth picking up.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #948

Jan 11, 2017

In Conclusion: A fun, dark start to Batwomans solo series, drawing expertly on the continuity of the series for conflict.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #949

Jan 25, 2017

Tynion, Bennet, and Oliver do a solid job of bridging Tynions work with Bennets forthcoming series, fleshing out Kates history and purpose.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #950

Feb 8, 2017

In Conclusion: A brilliant celebratory issue for the less-exposed members of the Detective Comics team, and a great setup for the next few stories.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #951

Feb 22, 2017

League of Shadows kicks off in earnest, as the assassins are Unleashed on the team.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #952

Mar 8, 2017

The team crumbles in the face of Shivas ferocity, and Cass deals with the pain of finding out her connection to another monster.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #953

Mar 22, 2017

Lady Shiva takes down the majority of the team, leaving Ras al Ghul in a good negotiating position with Batman.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #954

Apr 12, 2017

Though this issue sets up more than it pays off, its all done with the writing and artistic polish weve become accustomed to here in Detective Comics.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #955

Apr 26, 2017

With stellar art, and writing honoring the old and the new, Tynion sets up the finale of the League of Shadows with ultimate flair.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #956

May 10, 2017

The League of Shadows concludes with a tense conclusion, though thankfully not explosive, as Cassandra proves her quality to her mother and the world.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #957

May 24, 2017

With an examination of her beliefs the center of this story, Spoiler shines as shes caught between her convictions and Batmans methods.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #958

Jun 14, 2017

Zatanna and Nomoz burst onto the teams lives to make sure that they wont stay boring as Ascalon attacks.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #959

Jun 28, 2017

In Conclusion:We dig into the story of Jean Paul, Bruce, Zatanna, and the rest of our heroes in this second issue.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #960

Jul 12, 2017

In Conclusion:A solid, if a bit disconnected, middle issue of an arc chock full of fascinating questions.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #961

Jul 26, 2017

A combination of beautifully rendered character moments and action, Intelligence closes out its penultimate issue with completely justified confidence.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #962

Aug 9, 2017

Azraels fight against his demons, inside and out, leads to stunning revelations which continue to lay the groundwork for the teams future adventures.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #963

Aug 23, 2017

Anarky takes Spoiler deeper into his planned Utopia, as Batmans team takes a different approach to the problems of Monstertown.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #964

Sep 13, 2017

A slightly overstuffed issue explores both Spoiler and Clayfaces struggles in a world falling apart.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #965

Sep 27, 2017

A Lonely Place of Living starts out strong, with bold restoration of continuity and enjoyable characterization.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #966

Oct 11, 2017

Our long-awaited return of Tim Drake brings one too many Tims home to Gotham.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #967

Oct 25, 2017

Tynion continues his dark but joyful return of Tim Drake, highlighting the choice he will have to make next issue between dark and light.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #968

Nov 8, 2017

Though robots, time travel, and explosions fill this issue, the heart of it remains a bold statement about the nature of Tim Drake, hopeful hero.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #969

Nov 22, 2017

Fall of the Batmen begins with a complex and satisfying tapestry of plot threads.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #970

Dec 13, 2017

All of the plot that have been waiting for over a year – the Colony, Stephs rebellion, Tims big plans, Clayfaces redemption, the Victim Syndicate – begin to crash together, with catastrophic effect.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #971

Dec 27, 2017

Once again, the psychological warfare of the Victim Syndicate shows its true strength in turning one of Batmans allies against him.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #972

Jan 10, 2018

Miguel Mendonca provides strong pencils " a bit more suited to the characters and action he's assigned than Joe Bennett, and Diana Egea's inks complement his lines much better than Bennett's inker did. Jason Wright's colors are rich and vibrant, though not perhaps as moody and atmospheric as the book initially boasted under Adriano Lucas coloring Eddy Barrows and Brad Anderson coloring Alvaro Martinez. Rumor has it that Barrows's last issue on Detective will be this month's Annual, highlighting Clayface's past, and if so, he will be missed.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #973

Jan 24, 2018

A year and a half of groundwork comes to a powerful and tragic climax in the first of James Tynion IVs major story arc conclusions.

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5.0
Detective Comics (2016) #974

Feb 14, 2018

Though a strong and logical progression from last issues climax, the breakup of the team is a bit disappointing after all the work Tynion did to bring everything together.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #975

Feb 28, 2018

Tynion and Martinez return to top form, with pitch-perfect voices and stunningly detailed and appealing illustration for this stellar anniversary issue.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #976

Mar 14, 2018

Tynion starts off his final arc with a solid foundation of action and emotion as Kate Kane and Tim Drake each reaching a turning point in their journeys.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #977

Mar 28, 2018

As the General tempts Tim Drake, the plot swirls to the next level of complexity as Batmen Eternal continues.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #978

Apr 11, 2018

Batman and the Colony face annihilation together as a result of the Generals unhinged plans in an excellent installment of Detective Comics.

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #979

Apr 25, 2018

Philippe Briones, who already provided some solid if unremarkable fill-in work in the last arc, gives another good issue of appealing pencils. John Kalisz, the colorist for Javier Fernandez, provides colors for this issue as well, which gives a small but significant element of visual continuity for this arc, which is quite a nice touch. However, the overwhelming use of cold blues that give Fernandezs art a spooky feeling doesnt work quite as well with Briones more bold and cheerful linework. Well have to wait and see if next issue, solicited to be drawn by Scot Eaton, will also use Kalisz, which would be a nice touch.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #987

Aug 22, 2018

The newly formed Outsiders prove their worth, and look forward to stopping global threats for Batman soon.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #1

Jan 31, 2018

A well crafted, emotionally effective re-worked origin of a classic Batman villain, giving us the foundation of the character's arc in today's run of Detective Comics.

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5.0
Flash (2016) #64

Feb 13, 2019

The next chapter of The Price falls short of the atmosphere, emotions and coherence of the first issue, though it does explore the mystery of Gotham Girls origin.

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5.0
Flash (2016) #65

Feb 27, 2019

Though it contains a few nice character interactions, The Price ends much as did The Button " without progressing much forward or saying anything particularly interesting about its characters.

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7.0
Gotham Academy #18

May 12, 2016

Gotham Academy shuts the cover of the Yearbook with a warm but slightly underbaked conclusion.

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4.0
Justice League (2016) #32

Nov 3, 2017

Though Venditti and especially Sharp provide detail and character moments for all of the available Justice League members, ultimately this middle section of the story falls pretty flat due to repetitive structure and lack of any narrative progress.

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6.0
Justice League (2016) #33

Nov 17, 2017

Williamson and his collaborators propel the Metal storyline forward as Cyborg leads the Justice League in the fight against the Dark Knights.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #34

Dec 8, 2017

Priest sets up his status quo carefully, fleshing out the conflicts, as Woods depicts the team in action with strikingly polished art.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #35

Dec 22, 2017

The new era of Justice League forges forward under Christopher Priest and Pete Woods, providing enjoyment and complexity as the world reacts to the Leagues success and failure.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #36

Jan 5, 2018

Pete Woods, still doing a monumentally impressive task of pencils, inks, and colors, continues to provide top-notch artwork for this incredibly complicated story.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #37

Jan 19, 2018

The complex plots begin to pay off as the League acts proactively against their stalker, only to discover hes still one step ahead of them.

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5.0
Justice League (2016) #38

Feb 9, 2018

The League struggles to deal with the impact of the last several issues in a twisty but uneven breath-catching issue.

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5.0
Justice League (2016) #39

Feb 23, 2018

A train crisis highlights the fracturing of the League as mysterious forces continue to work against the team.

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6.0
Justice League (2016) #40

Mar 9, 2018

The League kicks into high gear as their entire world plunges into chaos.

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #41

Mar 23, 2018

The huge number of plot threads Priest has woven begins to unravel in a final destruction.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #42

Apr 6, 2018

Priest and Woods set up the conclusion to their ten-issue run with the question: is justice truly lost?

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7.0
Justice League (2016) #43

Apr 20, 2018

Priests hard-hitting run on Justice League comes to a weighty conclusion, bolstered by the excellent solo work of Pete Woods.

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6.0
Justice League Dark (2018) #1

Jul 27, 2018

Though a bit overly dependent on previous events, Tynion and Martinez produce an exciting, atmospheric opening for this new Justice League Dark.

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6.0
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

Jan 20, 2017

The penultimate issue of this crossover delivers a lot of fun lines and mounting stakes.

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7.0
Justice League: Odyssey #1

Sep 28, 2018

Williamson and Sejic bring the long-awaited Odyssey to the starting line with wild, beautiful art and energetic but rooted storytelling.

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5.0
Nightwing: The New Order #1

Aug 25, 2017

Nightwings New Order is lovely to look at, but needs more fleshing out of both characters and world.

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5.0
Nightwing: The New Order #2

Sep 28, 2017

Tragedy strikes and backstory development assists in deepening this Elseworlds tale.

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7.0
Nightwing: The New Order #3

Oct 26, 2017

By expanding the cast of characters, Nightwing: The New Order picks up some momentum.

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6.0
Nightwing: The New Order #4

Nov 23, 2017

Nightwing: The New Order continues to play to its strength in showing character relationships in the future world.

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6.0
Nightwing: The New Order #5

Dec 28, 2017

Higgins and McCarthy continue to bring more characters into their future setting, and setup the final confrontation between Nightwing and his son.

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7.0
Nightwing: The New Order #6

Jan 25, 2018

Though pacing issues and the scope of the world still create a few issues, Higgins and McCarthy have created a moving conclusion to their alternate future story of Dick and his family.

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6.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #34

Jan 25, 2018

Though not offering any deep insights into character, this adventure highlights the joys of the classic Birds of Prey series as well as the fun hi-jinks of the Scooby-Doo gang.

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