Jim Werner's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Weird Science Reviews: 1979
7.5Avg. Review Rating

The Trial of Two Cities arc is underway and it's a lackluster start.  The story jumps around too much and nothing seems to stick.  The art is okay, but by the end, that can't save this mediocre issue.

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The Legacy story is still Hitch's best Justice League arc, but this ending was a bit lack luster.  Mindless action and a cliched and forced ending make it an issue I can't recommend.

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I'm starting to grow tired of nothing happening in this book.  The charm of the leads can only go so far and by issue #9, I need something a lot more.  That more is not here this month.

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Rob Williams continues the Dark Destiny story and while we learn more about Circe's plan, it's V Ken Marion's art that shines.  This issue isn't going to change anyone's mind either way, but I liked it enough to look forward to next issue.

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Well this book has finally started to deliver the goods again. Everything that I loved from the beginning of Soule's run is flooding back and I'm riding high on the wave again.

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I am really enjoying Metal and this issue is no exception.  Scott Snyder gives us more rules of the Dark Multiverse and the horrors that have emerged from it while also making the tie-ins feel important.  Overall, however, his story and Greg Capullo's art just have me excited to see where it all goes next.

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Tim Drake is back in business, but there are two of them in Gotham with a few days to kill.  This issue has some major moments setting up a mystery with Conner Kent and Batwoman in some big trouble.  This is one of the better issues of Detective Comics.

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Joshua Williamson starts a new arc and while some of this series' old problems stick around, I want to see what happens from this point on.

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Justice League of America is a complete waste of time and money and I suggest staying far from it.  This arc should have been something special, but it's just like everything Steve Orlando has given us since the series started...an uninteresting story with huge pacing issues, bad dialogue and poor characterizations.  I want Ray Palmer back in the DCU, but if Orlando will be writing him, I'd rather he hang tight in the Microverse for someone better to take care of him.

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While it seems that Tom King still wants to keep his cards close to the chest, this issue was interesting enough to get me back onboard the series.  Mitch Gerads great art helped matters and I am now back on the Mister Miracle trolley.  I just hope I can stay on for the remainder of the journey.

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The Iron Fist team of Brisson, Perkins, Troy, and Lanham continue to kick ass in this issue. This is more of a set up issue but it is a good one. The team give you a couple of teases for the future, with a good helping  of the past to catch people up who want to jump on.

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Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque end All-Star Batman on a high note that was action packed, but also full of the feels.  While I wish this series was continuing, but at least it went off into the sunset with a kick ass Alfred leading the way and a story that looked great and also tugged at the heartstrings as well.  Recommended.

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This is a really good start to a dark and interesting Elseworlds tale.  Sean Murphy is flipping things on their heads while also playing around with comic book conventions to give readers a mature look at Batman and his greatest fan/villain.  Recommended.

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Deathstroke continues being one of the smartest books on the shelf today and Priest adds Wally West as a character he can totally kill with this week.  The art and story are so good and the only thing stopping this from getting higher marks is the slow paced nature of the overall narrative.  However, I can't really complain too much because I have been loving the ride.

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While the basic concept for these Gotham Resistance tie-ins kind of falls apart here, Percy and Williamson give us some good explanation about the Dark Multiverse villains which I liked. Juan Ferreyra's art was great and this felt important in the grand scheme of things.

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Bryan Hitch's continues his Legacy arc with some more answers and a crazy cliffhanger.  While I want more of the kids, Hitch focuses on the League and it's game on between them and Sovereign.  This isn't my favorite issue of the arc, but it's still a good read.

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Okay, so it's like this. You'll know from the plot description above if this is the type of book that you'll like. If, like me, you are happy to embrace complete madness and go with it, you'll get a lot out of this book. Let me put it this way; I read a Weird Science DC review copy and went online straight away to buy a hard copy for my collection. It's that good. My book of the week. 

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There may be some merit in this series as it continues but for me, as things stand, this issue just isn't doing it for me. 

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Still all in all, a great book and I look forward to the next issue as this is a title that has me intrigued.

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It's a hard premise to describe, but lets just say if you like the sound of a book that is a mixture of Narcos, Breaking Bad, and the Walking Dead with a little bit of Alien on the side then you've come to the right place. 

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If you like a comic that tackles the distinctions between truth and perception or comics that leave you thinking for hours afterwards you'll love this book. I know I did. 

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Tim Drake is back and I am on the trolley already.  James Tynion is taking his time here and those looking for immediate returns may be disappointed, but this is just setting up what I hope is going to be a really good story.  

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The Bloodwork story is over and I'm happy to move on because we might get a better Barry out of it, but also because it just wasn't that good.  This series continues it's bumpy ride and I can't recommend it.

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While last issue's cliffhanger and the beginning of this one makes it seem like we are going to get something important, this issue is a combination of flashback and recap and verges on being unnecessary.  It's a shame because this should be bigger than it comes off.

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Tom King gives readers a one-shot story in the middle of a continued and connected series and pretty much knocks it off the rails.  This issue has totally killed what little enthusiasm I had for the series and comes off as a Tom King showcase rather than a Jack Kirby tribute.

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Don't let the elseworlds nature of this mini series throw you off, it is a must read for Dick Grayson fans and anyone else who wants something dark and different.  I am worried with Metal going on and Doomsday Clock looming, this will get overlooked.  Don't let that happen!

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While I still think the Hard Traveling Hero story lost it;s way under the weight of all the guest stars, this issue is the best of the bunch.  I still have a lot of unanswered questions, but this issue made me smile and that's something this book hasn't done in a while.

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The Legacy arc continues to impress me and for those that have yearned for more action, this may be the issue that wins you over as well.  The art, story and action scenes are really good this week and the cliffhanger sets up more for next issue.  I know I will be back and I suggest that anyone who dropped this book earlier, come back for this arc.  

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Planet of the Capes continues with a change of pace, a new dimension, but the same great interactions that make this book so much fun.  Throw in two grat new characters and awesome art and Super Sons continues being a fun ride.

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After a slow start, the Dark Destiny story is in full swing and it's an action packed good time. The cliffhanger has me expecting things to get worse before better and V. Ken Marion shows why he is one of my favorite artists.

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After looking forward to the start of the Dark Knights one-shots, this issue has me down a bit.  The Red Death looked cool and the dialogue throughout the issue was good, but the motivations and the confusing nature of the Dark Multiverse worked against what should have been a better start.  

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This issue was effortless to read, even with the recap. Soule slid everything in you needed to continue on with the story. The art has me reenergized. Time to get back on the Daredevil bandwagon for this fan.

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I'm using this section to sing the praises of the other two creators on this comic. Andy Troy (color artist) and VC's Travis Lanham on letters. Troy's colors really take center stage this issue. He takes a usually dark, grim, and dreary wet basement fight scene and elevates it to a fireworks display gone nuclear. Using magical strokes of color leading your eye all over the page. Lanham's classic use of every sound affect known to man really cradled my inner child and then punted it down the field of dreams.

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Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue Metal, but this issue feels like the real beginning.  It's obvious they are having a great time and it rubs off on the reader in a big way.  An exciting story that makes senses even when I wished it wouldn't coupled with great art and an awesome sense of humor have me pumped up for everything Metal coming our way.  If you have been waiting for the fun that was promised with Rebirth, your wait is over.  Highly Recommended.

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Chris Sabella continues his work on Detective Comics and it all feels like it's treading water at best and going in reverse at it's worst.  The art was okay, but overall this is just another dip in the roller coaster that is Detective Comics.

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This is not a good start to the Blood Work arc.  The villain comes off as boring with little explanation of how he got his powers and no real motivation for becoming a bad guy.That and underwhelming art lead to an issue I can't recommend.

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We finally get the moment we've been waiting for and even though the path to it was convoluted and silly, I liked this issue.  It can still get a lot better, but I'll just be glad I didn't hate it for now.

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After a very intriguing start, Mister Miracle #2 has little answers and more padding than I ever expected from a series still getting started.  Tom King continues his "tell not show" storytelling when it comes to the war going on and because of that, the whole story has no weight to it.  The art, while very stylistic, is more confusing than satisfying and I am already bored with the whole thing.

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After all the setup, Steve Orlando ends the Emerald Eradication arc in a very forced and convoluted way.  The issue looked good, but the story was confusing at points and laughable at others.  Supergirl and her fans deserve better.

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The Defiance story continues and while this is not a book that new readers could comfortably jump on, those who have been around from the start will continue being happy with it.  Christopher Priest is giving us a slow burn story while he sets all his pieces up on the board.  The art is top notch and the only thing I can really fault here is the little amount of overall story progression.  Even with that, I still love this series and like this issue.

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The Hard Traveling Hero arc continues chugging along and while I like seeing Oliver and Hal together again, the story making it possible is weak and by this point, inconsequential. The art is good, but I just want this arc to end and hopefully get on with something better.

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Bryan Hitch continues making me wonder where this version of him has been for a year.  I am really digging this Legacy story and am so glad to be enjoying the Justice League again!

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Scott Snyder reveals some more about the First Ally and it's got me excited about next month's finale. It looks like it's going to be up to Alfred to save the day and after the setup, I wouldn't want it any other way.  This issue was action packed in both story and art and I can easily recommend it...which I will.

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I really want Ray Palmer back in the DCU, but Steve Orlando is giving us a story that seems thrown together.  We get a lot of names, but little explanation and some of the worst pacing in an issue this big.  I was left scratching my head by the end I was praying to Moz-Ga for something better.

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Steve Orlando continues his "Emerald Eradication" story and while we get to see a bit of the big picture, it's presented in a convoluted mess of a story.  The art is okay, but there is nothing here that I can recommend to anyone but the most loyal Supergirl fans.  I am one of those and I'm still looking for the exit.

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The art is pathetic with little to no backgrounds. Every one's face looks like a used catchers mitt. It certainly isn't worth 3.99$ an issue kind of art. The story though...is better this issue. I feel like the only well thought out moment was Matt's five minute rebuttal though. I really think this story would have been better served as a foot note unfolding slowly through out Soule's entire run on Daredevil. Instead of its own stand alone story arc.

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Chris Sabella jumps on the book for a Spoiler/Anarchy story that didn't impress.  Not enough happened to get excited about and the art, while decent, wasn't enough to pick up the slack.  I love Spoiler...just not in this book anymore.

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While this issue doesn't give us any answers as to Barry's new powers, the biggest problem is we get little to no Flash.  We do get a lot of subpar dialogue and the continuation of a very uninteresting CSI case.  The art is good, but this issue is just a bore.

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This is a good start that was a bit slower paced than I ever expected.  Kyle Higgins is more content with setting up subtle mysteries of this future than just telling the reader and it mostly works.  I just hope that readers are as intrigued as I am because I will be back next month to see what happens next.

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This issue does accelerate the story along and the art is still stupendous. I especially like the moving action panels. But the story is still kind of middle of the road. I am very interested in the possibilities the character, KevLar, brings to this book though. Hopefully in a month I won't find myself trying to remember what happened in the previous issue, and instead I will find myself super excited to read the latest issue.

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While this isn't exactly easy to jump into without havingread the previous Wildstorm run, it does give you just enough backgroundinformation to make the characters interesting. It's not a lighthearted storyby any means, and it's not trying to be. I personally like a little more fun inmy comics, but that doesn't make this a bad story by any means. It balancessuperhero powers and gritty realism really well, and is sets up a potentiallygreat story moving forward.

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It's a shame to say it, but this Hard Traveling Hero arc is falling into a go from point A to point B type of story with little substance to make it work.  Ben Percy seems more concerned with his guest stars than the real story, but damn does this issue look fantastic.  Juan Ferreyra continues to amaze, I just wish the rest of the book would follow suit.

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Where has this story been all my life...or at least during Rebirth?  Bryan Hitch continues to impress me with his final arc by tying up some of his loose ends while also fitting this story squarely into the current continuity.  I am intrigued and looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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After such an intriguing start to this arc, this issue is a rush to the finish line and just feels rushed and forced.  I love the idea of Jon joining the Teen Titans, but this really isn't the book to give us that.  I loved Jorge Jimenez's art, but this issue fell flat for me.

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Even though this issue was packed with action, it still felt like a slow start to the Dark Prophecy arc.  Adding Zatanna, Constantine and Deadman was cool, but it stole a bit of the Trinity's thunder.  V. Ken Marion's art is good enough to carry the issue and while I was a bit disappointed with the start to this arc, I'll be back next month for the art and hopefully more.

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This was a good, though rushed,  ending to the Intelligence story arc.  Almost everything is tied up and one big dangling thread is set back into motion.  I loved Alvaro Martinez's art and am still on the Detective Comics trolley.

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While I was hoping for the start of a big arc here, this issue fell flat. If you are new to the book, you may appreciate the recap, but longtime readers can probably skip this and catch up next issue.

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This is an okay start to a really big story that I've been waiting a year to read.  The dialogue is not good at all, but the art and overall story has me excited for next issue only because I want Ray Palmer back and the cliffhanger was really cool.  I can't say I'd recommend it to non JLA readers, but stay tuned.

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This issue opens up the Girl of No Tomorrow arc and it's not good.  In fact, it's a convoluted mess.  Robson Rocha's art is really good, but there is nothing else here to recommend.

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This is not an introduction to Mister Miracle, but Tom King gives readers an intriguing story that is just getting started, but already feels pretty big already.  I do think the pacing is off, but the art and mystery of it all have me intrigued going forward.

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I am still really enjoying this series. Brisson tells really good action packed tight stories. That read really fast but you feel like you get every ounce of information you need to progress the story forward. Perkins' art is outstanding every time but I do prefer his brighter color palette work. It allows for tighter line work it seems. That is really splitting hairs though. Because I love his nighttime art also. I would love to see him on the Daredevil book in the future. I hope Brisson will start taking some more chances with his writing though. It has the possibility of becoming kind of predictable in the future I feel.

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Everyone should be reading this book.  Seeing Deathstroke struggle with his new lifestyle is great and throw in the team building of Defiance and we have a winner.  I's say that Diogenes Neves' art is icing on the cake, but it's so good and such an integral part of the story that I don't want to sound like I'm discounting it at all. Like I said, everybody should be reading this book so get to it!

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This issue had outstanding art, but not much of a story, unfortunately.  Ben Percy seems more concerned of getting Oliver to meet the Justice League than actually telling any kind of story, especially one with Ollie clearing his name.  I hope things pick up next issue, because I haven't been enjoying this arc much at all.

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This is my favorite issue of Bryan Hitch's Justice League and it makes me happy to say that.  I loved seeing the future of the DCU and the children of the Justice League seem pretty cool.  Fernando Pasarin's art was great and while I don't think those who dropped this book need to jump back on just yet, those who stuck it out may just be rewarded with a good final arc.  Fingers crossed.

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I encourage everyone out there looking for a good mature book to give this one a try. The art is fantastic, the story is gripping, and the characters are interesting. This book is the real deal.

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I understand that this type of intense, gory story might notbe everyone's cup of tea, but this book deserves a shot from anyone that enjoyswell-written comics. Justin Jordan and Ibrahim Moustafa are really, reallygood.

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I am mad I was ever excited for this story arc. At least we get Ron Garney back on art in another month.

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While this isn't the best issue of this arc, it's still pretty damn good.  We get to see some more Bruce/Zatanna: The Early Years and then get some butt kicking good times for the rest of the issue.  Fans of Azrael will be excited by the end and as one of them...I can't wait for the next issue.

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I really liked this issue and this and the last one have me excited about where the book is going.  Barry is finding out that some of his past decisions are coming back to bite him in the ass even while he seems to be winning the day and if you have been thinking of jumping on this book, now is a good time.  Recommended.

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Steve Orlando continues giving readers a team they can't get behind doing things that nobody cares about.  I want to like this book, but every issue makes it harder and harder.  Maybe the Might Beyond the Mirror will grant me my wish for a good Justice League book...Please!

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While the Kamandi Challenge is a hard sell for anyone not involved since the first issue, Bennett and Jurgens give readers one of the best issues so far.  It has humor, great art and most importantly, the focus that the previous ones lacked.  Thank you Marguerite and Dan, I am back on board this book!

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The First Ally story continues with some twists and turns, but before a crazy cliffhanger there is a whole lot of exposition.  Scott Snyder wants to make sure the reader gets the pirate connections in his story and while it plays out pretty well, it also ruins the pace of the story a bit.  I'm still intrigued and excited to see how this story plays out, but this issue was a bit of a downer compared to the ones that came before it.

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The momentum defiantly amped up this issue Things are falling into place neatly but pretty predictably. The fight scene was good but suffered slightly, in my opinion, to the over writing. There was this Luke Cage inner monologue going through the whole fight that was totally unnecessary.

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Boom Studios here take my money. This is a fast paced exhilarating first issue. It pulls on the heart strings but avoids being a social justice warrior commentary. It's gritty, gory, and engaging. Kim's sequential story telling is excellent. The writing is quite good also. Because these characters are completely new to me it did require a second read for me to really connect with the characters and their actions within the story. But, the second read was just as enjoyable as the first.

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This was another okay issue that continues the Hard-Traveling Hero arc along in workman-like fashion.  It's not going to knock your socks off, but if you yearn to see Green Arrow team up with members of the Justice League, you may enjoy what is going on here.  I need more, but hey, I'm a bit of a jerk.

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In a series that has more misses than hits, this one-shot goes in the miss category.  The villain is barely set up before being defeated and afterward I was left wondering how and why.  How was he defeated and why do I bother with this book anymore.  Everything about this issue screamed mediocrity and the fact that it's a dollar more than usual is icing on the cake.  Avoid this book and this series until DC makes the change that Justice League fans deserve.  Shout out to the Get Fresh Crew who know what this score truly means!

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This issue is the book I've been waiting for.  Great art, some nice humor and two little heroes I can get behind.  Throw in the Teen Titans and Tomasi has a winner!  If you have been wondering when to jump on this series, the time is now!

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While the art in this issue is top notch, the story brings everything crashing down.  Unfortunately, the Trinity can't save the day this time.  If you like looking at pretty pictures, you may get some pleasure here, but if you want characters and story in your books, look elsewhere.

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This issue may be a bit more setup heavy than the last, but that doesn't stop it from being just as good!  Zatanna is awesome and issue tie into what's going on in the larger DCU was icing on the cake.  If you aren't reading Detective Comics, now is a great time to jump onboard!

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While this issue takes a bit to ease into, it feels so fresh and fun.  Watching Thawne use the Flash against Barry was so awesome and Howard Porter's art made it all look fantastic.  This is easily one of my favorite issues of Rebirth Flash.

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This issue is hilarious in it's non-setup of the story and it's main villain who comes off as a castaway from a failed horror movie.  Andy MacDonald's art is really good, but it can't keep this sinking ship afloat.  Jump off while you can!!!

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I am so glad that Supergirl has her own book, but fans deserve much better than this.  Steve Orlando continues to just throw things at the wall to see what sticks and unfortunately, not much does.  Poor dialogue and characterizations rule the day and even with Brian Ching's art being better than usual, I can't recommend this issue or series to anyone.

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I give this an 8.5 rating because while the art was great, it wasn't as great as I know Travis Moore CAN do, but it didn't have to be.  The story was pretty good on its own.  I liked it a lot!

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Absolutely nothing happens in this issue worth reading. Fisk hires a lawyer the end. The art was painful to look at.

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Man this is a very enjoyable Kung-Fu comic. The art is just outstanding. Perkins fighting sequences and detail is superb. And I am officially a fan of Brisson. His 5 issues on Bullseye I really recommend also.

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Christopher Priest continues his long form story that ties in everything we've seen before and still pushes everything forward in such a kick ass way.  The art and story are just great and I can't recommend this series enough.

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The Hard Traveling Hero story begins with a Flash/Green Arrow team-up that felt off and not much story to write home about.  The pieces are in place to hopefully give us something more going forward, but this start was a disappointment.

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Dan Abnett jumps onto Justice League to show that Mera is a badass.  I'm guessing this issue was a leftover when the Aquaman book went monthly and was used to mask a delay in this book, but I've been wrong before.  Whatever the case may be, it didn't quite feel necessary, but the art and the Mera-centric story will please enough people out there, but if you are on the fence, i would suggest you skip it.  

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Joshua Williamson gives readers a crash course in Reverse Flash and while it did feel like filler at points, the overall issue was an action packed and enjoyable read.  It all ended in a cliffhanger that was a long time coming and while that didn't fire me up much, I am looking forward to the next issue.

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This book continues to underwhelm as a Justice League book and as a comic in general.  I liked Felipe Watanabe's art, but there is nothing else that I can recommend here.

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Detective Comics is back on track and I am glad to be back on the trolley.  Tynion adds Zatanna to the Detective Squad and she immediately steals the show and the Alvaro Martinez's art makes it all look great.  If you have jumped off this book, this is the time to get back on.

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This story isn't over,I guess, but it felt like it deflated in my hands. Kinda like my first girlfriend. I had real high of hopes going into this I guess. I kinda thought we were going to be treated to a little bit of Law & Order Marvel style. Instead we got a little razzle dazzle follow the card for a dollar street magic show. Where the real magic happens behind you as the street performer's partner steals your last $3.99 out of your wallet.

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This was a slow little meandering dip on the roller coaster ride of emotions. Walker's characterization didn't do a sufficient job of convincing me that Tanner is crazy. He came off more slow in the head if anything. I was pretty much bored this issue. Even the cliffhanger was lack luster. I still have hope for next issue since it should start with a fight scene.

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I'm really having a lot of fun with this story.  Its a mystery with a ton under the surface and I can't wait for Snyder to peel the layers back some more.  I am a Rafael Albuquerque fan so this book may just have it all!  Highly recommended!

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This is a slower start to the War of Jokes and Riddles than I expected and a big letdown.  It's obvious that Tom King is going to take his time here (it is a very long story), but I need something to grab me in each issue and this one doesn't have much to hold onto.  I did love Mikel Janin's art, but even that wasn't enough to recommend this issue.

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Broken Arrow is underway and while this issue had some pacing and transition issues, I want Ollie to clear his name asap.  It looks like it will be a while more and the 9th Circle is making it even more personal.  I wanted more after the setup heavy Rise of Star City, but I think fans of this series will like what we get this week.

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Tom DeFalco and Tom Derenick jump on Justice League and give us a story of terrorists vs freedom fighters, but it's all about Jessica Cruz and that's fine with me.  Sure, this feels like an inventory issue or even something from an Annual, but it's better than what we usually get in this book.  

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If you want almost a whole issue of Damian and Jon fighting in the Batcave then your dreams have come true.  It's nothing we haven't seen before and getting this sort of thing this early in the series makes it all the worse.  Allison Borges' art is outstanding, but that's the only reason to get this one.

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This issue looks fantastic, but any accolades will stop there.  The story is weak and confusing and somehow the end of the world just ends up being small.  Not recommended.

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This was a very fast read but absolutely riveting. It feels like John Grisham just set up a super hero court case. I feel like this is going to be an epic story, that may have an affect on how the legal system deals with super hero involved court cases for years to come. This is also a very good jumping on point. You only need a rudimentary understanding of Daredevil to be able to follow the story.

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This comic is great! Plain and Simple, I now after four exceptional issues have full confidence in the creator team. I know I am going to get a great comic every time. When I purchase an issue I know I am going to get outstanding art. The story even though this being an information heavy issue this time didn't seem like it at all. Most likely due to the well thought out pacing and tempo of the comic.

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James Tynion starts off his Intelligence story and while it features Azrael, the issue is all about the cliffhanger.  Before that, it was a boring issue with really good art.  I am looking forward to what comes next, I just hope it gets a bit more exciting.

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Joshua Williamson gives readers an issue that hints at some major stuff going down, but also one with a pacing problem.  I wanted more Reverse Flash and less Barry Allen, but at least he wasn't as much of a sad sack as he's been recently.  I loved the combined art of Carmine Di Giandomenico and Pop Mhan and I am really looking forward to seeing this story from here on out.

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Please don't let the fact that we all want a Supergirl book make you try to convince yourself this book is good.  It isn't.  This issue is full of awful dialogue, poor storytelling, bad art and nonsense.   I don't recommend it to anyone and hope it gets a creative team change soon.

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This issue seems stuck between the big reveals of the Truth finale in issue #23 and the big over sized finale up next.  Greg Rucka does give us some nice character moments, but also rushes some characters out of the book.  I loved Bilquis Evely's art, but if you are on the fence, just wait for Greg Rucka's last issue in two weeks.

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This was definitely a slower issue compared to the others in this series but that is by no means a negative. Justin Jordan keeps delivering with this title and I can't wait for the next one to come.

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Let's get the best part out of the way right at the start: the art is amazing. Travis Moore is really good. Why can't they steal him for Batgirl? It has to pay more. The art is really so good. It almost makes the book worth reading.

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This is a good story that shows how human Batman really is underneath the Cowl, but unfortunately, it fails miserably as an epilogue to any of the stories that desperately need one.  With all the questions left hanging, it's ridiculous how little we find out.  The art is good, but this issue continues the trend of having to wait for answers that never come.

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I liked what we got here, but as a conclusion to a long story, it was more setup than I'd like.  Still, it was action packed and the art by Juan Ferreyra was gorgeous.  If you have enjoyed this series up until now, I think that will continue.

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Shea Fontana jumps onto the Justice League book, but with generic characterizations, cartoony dialogue and a forgettable story, I can't really recommend it.  Still, the art was great and I still liked it more than what we've gotten from most of this series since Rebirth.

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This is a good issue that may not jive well with the regular run of Wonder Woman, but was a nice spotlight for Steve Trevor nonetheless. Christian Duce's art is great and while I don't care if we see Saturna or the Oddfellows again, I enjoyed my little visit with them this week.

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This is a good issue of Deathstroke, just not up to par with what we were getting before the Lazarus Contract.  This isn't quite "Deathstroke No More", but more like Deathstroke 2.0 and I am still looking forward to it.

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After this finale, I can officially say that this series ismy favorite run of any comic I've ever read. I am very sad to see it come to anend, but I loved reading every single issue, and will re-read it for years. Ifyou're a fan of comics at all, give this book a try. It is awesome.

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Joshua Williamson starts his post Button story by giving us a very distracted Barry and a very Big Bad that should be dead.  It all sets up a mystery in the future as Barry's present is falling apart.  The story and art were good and I can recommend this to anyone whether they liked the Button story or not.

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This is a great character chapter of Injustice 2. While mostly a flashback, it's both bittersweet and paves the way for a redemption story down the road...or an even eviler one! Either way, the story and art kill it again and I can't recommend this series enough.

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Rob Williams grabs the Dark Trinity baton and finishes the race...just a different race then the one we started months ago.  The focus changed and a fan favorite character joined in and it all ended with the promise of more to come.  I liked what we got here enough, but I'm not sure I need more.

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This is an odd start to a series, but it may be just what it needs.  A Groot book is a hard sell so there has to be more than just "I am Groot" going on and while there is that here, I am still wondering what that actually is.  I liked the art and while this is far from perfect, it was intriguing enough to make me come back next issue.

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Chip Zdarsky ends his run on Star-Lord with a western that is a lot more than it seems.  It's a strange and smartly written way to end a series and I recommend to everyone, even those who haven't read any of the previous issues.  Djibril Morissette's art fits the subject matter well, but it's all about the story, the characters and the crazy twist(s) at the end.

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The last third of this title was mainly a rehash of the start of Secret Empire, and this was a set-up episode for the next wave in this series to move forward. It did however shunt things on considerably from the "abduction of Kree children story" so I for one welcome the shift, and am once again hopeful for the future of this title. 

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Greg Pak gives readers a prelude to the Weapons of Mutant Destruction story and it got me excited enough to care.  I like the team, I like the threat and the art was good enough to help out with the heavy lifting.  It may be mostly setup, but it is a prelude and gets everyone caught up going into the crossover.

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While I still want to know more about Wizord's past when he was on Hole World, the final issue of the first arc set up a lot of different things going forward that should lead to more of the wacky fun I've come to expect from this book. Combine that intrigue with beautiful art and coloring, and you've got yourself a pretty good series.

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This felt more like the rest of the Deathstroke run than a Titans/Teen Titans crossover and while that's not a bad thing for longtime readers, those jumping on here might be a bit confused.  I was hoping for some answers and a bit more forward movement in the Lazarus Contract side of things, but it all leads to a cool cliffhanger that will be resolved in the Teen Titans Special coming up.  I am still onboard, but more as a fan of Deathstroke than anything else.

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I love Stephanie Brown and was excited to see her in this issue, but overall it was pretty boring.  I did love the art and the cliffhanger was interesting, but I can't recommend this issue to anyone except those desperate to some Spoiler action.

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This issue of the Kamandi Challenge presents a crazy cliffhanger for next issue's creative team, but does little else.  The art was good, but the whole thing left me overly confused and had me wondering if I really needed to read anything but the final page.

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This is my favorite chapter of Injustice 2 so far.  Yes, it's because it's a Harley Quinn issue, but also because of the other awesome characters who turn up.  The best part is we don't get much of them so I can look forward to that soon.  The art, story and character work in this book are top notch and I love it.

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I was glad to have Garney back on art duties. He has the noire feeling Daredevil needs. Soule's writing is stellar. He has weaved so many of his storylines into this one issue without crowding it with over explanation. It is a simple but yet epic reason for nobody to know Daredevil's secret identity.

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This is an outstanding number one issue. It gave me all the information and tone I need to keep moving on with the story. It also gave me all the action and intrigue I need to keep buying the comic. The dialogue is great. Walker gives everyone in the comic their own voice. The art team is stupendous. They convey action and emotion extremely well.

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On paper, this issue should be a sure fire hit.  Batman and Swamp Thing? Batman and Swamp Thing! Unfortunately, Tom King gives us a Batman who also seems more concerned for his own philosophy on life and death than anything else and is just not good at being Batman.  Mitch Gerads art is good, but this issue felt like an Annual story than a standalone issue.

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The ending of the Button had some big moments as far as Rebirth goes, but I still felt a tinge of disappointment after reading it.  If you are looking for answers, you are going to have to wait until November.  We do see the big bad and the return of a great character, but in the end, we haven't gone that far since the beginning of this crossover.  I hate to say this was all a setup for the Doomsday Clock, but it feels that way right now.

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I have enjoyed the Rise of Star City, but we are still waiting for answers.  Granted, it's been brutally fun waiting for them, but still...I want more answers.  This issue adds a couple more questions to the mix, but the crazy cliffhanger and Juan Ferreyra's art still has me excited for more.

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This is just another confusing, convoluted Justice League issue and while you would think I'd be desensitized to that sort of thing by now, this is the JUSTICE LEAGUE!  The art was okay, but the story is filled with non-answers and characters I could care less about.  Yes, I am talking about the League as well and that is what kills me the most about this book right now.

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I haven't been a huge fan of the Kid Amazo story, but the interactions of Jon and Damian have kept me entertained.  This ending was a little rushed, but again, I liked the interactions and the art.  Fans of this book will no doubt like this, but I am going to need more going forward.

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This is a great looking issue that doesn't have much beyond that.  The story of an attack on the Watchtower was confusing and poorly setup and executed.  I wish I could recommend this since it's the start of a new arc, but I can't so I won't.

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This is another good chapter of Injustice 2 and one I can get behind as usual. There are some nice reveals and great art, but still, it all is a setup for the ending where the big stuff happens. The big stuff being a dark threesome that I can't wait to see more of.

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I feel this story was only written to promote the Infamous Iron Man and Unstoppable Wasp titles. It had some good character moments. Waid can write the hell out of any character. I also like the voice Whitley gives to the Wasp. It was a little bit of a bait and switch if you ask me, but I had fun.

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I liked this book. Although it was still putting the pieces of the puzzle in place for the series, who doesn't like a heist story? Plus when the crew attempting it is as fun as this one there's some laughter guaranteed. A nice solid start to the series, some crackling dialogue from Al Ewing and the art by Adam Gorham was great. Good to flarking go! Also, I noticed that it was filed under the genre, "Anthropomorphic Superhero" by my supplier so that gave me a bonus laugh.

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No matter what you thought of All-Star Batman up until now, I suggest you check out this issue.  It's a really good start to an Alfred story that still has plenty of Batman as well.  Scott Snyder is having fun here and so was I.  Plus, Rafael Albuquerque's art (and backup story) only made things better.

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After such a long setup, this issue was just disappointing.  The story and art were both sub par and instead of getting me excited, just had me wishing I hadn't invested the time I did with the other five issues.  If you have been reading, I'm sure you'll finish the arc, but I may have to reevaluate if I want to continue on from here.

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Supergirl #9 may be a new arc, but the same problems remain...poor dialogue, forced storytelling and inadequate setup.  The reader is left to fill in the blanks on their own which might be a good thing because when Steve Orlando does it, things quickly go awry.  If you are a Supergirl fan (like me), you don't have many other options, but anything is better than this.

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Superwoman #10 dealt with the major thing missing from this book after Superman Reborn and while that was very necessary, it wasn't as fun as last issue.  I loved the art and am still on the trolley, I just hope this was a little bump in the road for Lana Lang and Team Superwoman.

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Wonder Woman #22 started out fun, but after seeing the first meeting of Wonder Woman and Veronica Cale, it falls a bit flat.  The art was just okay and while I didn't hate what we got here, I expected more coming so close to the end of Greg Rucka's run on this book.

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While this is more of a setup issue than the four before it, Tom Taylor gives fans of Team Harley/Oliver/Dinah a really great moment and ends the issue with an awesome cliffhanger. The art byDaniel Sampere was really good and this continues being my favorite book out right now.

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This issue is everything I was hoping for when the creators mentioned a Kumite style battle happening on an island far away. The art is outstanding again. The pacing is excellent. If you haven't been reading Iron Fist do yourself a favor and go out and buy this issue. You will not be disappointed.

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This issue is pure setup for what I hope will turn into a great arc. While there is little action to speak of it is book-ended by solid pages of humor and intrigue. I have to admit, any Spider book that brings venom into the conversation immediately grabs my interest. It will also be interesting to see how Wolverine plays a role in this down the line as well. Overall while there isn't much in this issue to speak of, it did make me eager to see what's in store for issue 20. Hopefully Marvel can avoid another crossover event before then.

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The writing is what carries this issue home and it is some of Charles Soule's best in this series to date. We are still no further advanced in the search for Lor San Tekka (the series supposed premise), but I can forgive them that given this issue's quality.

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As this issue sees a slight change in dynamic between the characters, there is a slight dip in quality as that adjustment takes place. It remains a solid issue though and moves the story along pretty well. If you've been enjoying the series up to now then I think it will continue to hold its attraction for you, and will carry you through confidently enough to the next issue. 

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I'll be honest here - I can't give this more than a 7.5 rating simply because it all just seems like crazy time.  However it was entertaining, and I love the frog.  And the art was simply gorgeous.

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I can't quite call this issue disappointing, but if you are looking for answers, you may disagree with me.  Joshua Williamson gives us some huge Batman (Batmen?) moments and there are a lot of intriguing things going on, but with one issue left, it feels like the Button story hasn't really begun. Jason Fabok's art is stellar, but that can't stop me from wishing this issue and story in general was giving us more.

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While I was expecting more answers as we head into the Lazarus Contract crossover, we do tie up a ton of loose ends that readers of the whole run will love.  I can't wait for the big mystery to be solved, but I also can't wait for the crossover and am glad we are getting both soon.  This is a series that may take a little more work than most, but it is so worth it in the end.

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The Rise of Star City arc is off and running and with great art by Juan Ferreyra and a story by Benjamin Percy that is tearing apart Green Arrow from every direction, I am enjoying it.  Seattle is being torn apart, but so is Oliver's world and it's the later that has me most intrigued.  Those wanting to jump onto this book should give this arc a look see.

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Bryan Hitch starts a new arc and it's the beginning of another "epic" story.  I put that in quotes because we've seen it all before and without a good setup, it all falls flat.  This is just another piece of the puzzle that is the most disappointing title in Rebirth and while I want to care, I am way past that point.

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Savage Things #3 continues the bloody great time.  Justin Jordan is writing a mature story that doesn't cut corners and Ibrahim Moustafa's art makes it all great to look at.  If you are looking for more than your usual cape and cowl book, this just might be for you.

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Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo don't seem to able to do any wrong when it comes to Injustice. We get a couple of great reunions, a scene that fans will love so much and a cliffhanger that will certainly make you come back next week. Seriously, you'll get more out of this one digital chapter than some "big" books give you in an entire arc. If you haven't given this series a try, jump on now while it's just getting started, I promise you, you won't regret it.

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The art on this arc of Occupy is a big step down from the previous arc.  I feel like David Walker knew it also. Which lead to him over-writing this issue. Everything is just over the top with so much explanation.  The 'Tech Genius' Wheels' conversation with the van felt so forced. How is he not understanding what the van is telling him?  The use of gratuitous violence in an attempt to elicit any sort of a emotional response was more off putting and tasteless due to the fact I have no attachment to these characters.  The coloring is just muddy and uninspiring. I believe the letterer even gives up at the end changing Clint's dialogue box from purple to poop green, and I'm left wondering what happened to the witty humor, the captivating colors, and the action packed art.

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This issue is all about Cassandra Cain and while that sounds great, some spotty art and an odd narrative device made it fall a bit flat.  The big battle never happens and is left for the finale next issue and while I am looking forward to that, this whole arc is starting to drag.

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The Button continues and Joshua Williamson gets the job of giving the reader background information and setting up the next issue.  Because of that, this wasn't as exciting as the first chapter, though the end is sure to get people talking.  I love Howard Porter's art, but that couldn't save this issue from feeling a bit down.

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This is another great chapter of Injustice 2 and while we get more questions instead of answers, we also get some kick ass action and fantastic art. Injustice 2 has quickly become my favorite book to read each week.

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If you are only reading this book because of Secret Empire I would recommend that you read the four books in order to get the full effect and I would highly recommenced reading them all. While I have only heard bad things about this book I find myself enjoying every minute of it and the art is a perfect compliment to this story.

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In my opinion though I think Soule and the colorist, Milla, could use a little help in the art department to sell issues. With a consistent artist or someone more dynamic this could be a fondly remembered run of Daredevil everyone would suggest picking up for years to come. Soule's writing and Milla's colors make this arc cohesive.

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I had a whole lot of fun reading this issue. While it may have been setup for a battle next month, it was enjoyable to read and great to look at. I'm more excited to read the next issue than I have been so far in the series. Bring on more Wizord.

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Donny Cates gives us a story that isn't necessarily original, but it has some intrigue moving forward from here. The art is good once you get used to the style, but takes a few pages to adjust to. If this book can take the concept it has established so far and build on it in a new way, I think this book will be really good. We just have to see where it goes next month.

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The artwork was split in this issue between Pablo Raimondi and Cliff Richards and the result left me feeling a little bit jarred. Don't get me wrong both are good artists, but any time there are more than one artist on any given issue, it can take me out of the story for a moment.This definitely happened to me here. Judd Winick continues to unravel an engaging, yet fascinating ball of story-yarn here. Batman's greatest failure has returned to reestablish himself among Gotham's pantheon of heroes and villains. Heads are about to roll!

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A new creative team and a new status quo (thanks to the Superman Reborn story) has given this book a new life.  K. Perkins had a lot to deal with jumping on this book and she came through with flying colors.  This was the best issue of this series and we really don't have a Superwoman right now.  I can't wait to see what we get when we do.

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The Button is here and those looking for quick answers will be disappointed, but if you relax, enjoy the great art and remember this is just the start, you should enjoy yourself.  I had a few nitpicks, but still really enjoyed myself and can't wait to see where we go from here.

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Deathstroke #17 does a lot of heavy lifting and Christopher Priest makes it a joy to read...in a messed up, Deathstroke kind of way.  We see the beginnings of the upcoming Lazarus Contract crossover even as the well laid plans of Jericho's wedding come crashing down.  It all seems par for the course, but I can't wait to see the crazy things set up by this issue come to fruition.  If you have stuck with this book, this issue is the first of what I hope are many rewards.

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The Rise of Star City is underway and even if this issue is heavy in the setup department, it's still a good start.  We get some familiar villains new and old and Oliver Queen looking to his past as his (and his city's) future looks bleak indeed.  Juan Ferreyra makes everything look outstanding and I am interested to see what Ben Percy has in store going forward.

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I hated this issue.  I hate this book.  We get another non-ending to a story that made little to no sense and had no payoff whatsoever.  Avoid this book like the plague it is.

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While I am far from a fan of this series, this issue is the best of the series.  The story is straight forward, the art is good and it begins the setup for a grand finale that may just be the end of the world.

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If you've been enjoying Super Sons so far, you will probably like this issue though it's a step down from the first two.  I am not that invested in the Kid Amazo story and the fighting between Jon and Damian, which carried the first two issue, is getting a bit stale.  However, the art is fantastic and while I am still fully onboard with this book, I hope next issue gets back to where it was after the first two issues.

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Trinity #8 is another unnecessary Superman Reborn Aftermath issue that confuses more than answers.  It's all a dream, however, but besides the art, it's actually a bit of a nightmare.  Questionable dialogue and poor characterizations are just two more reasons to leave it on the shelf and wait until next month's issue gets back to the series proper.  

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If you have even a little interest in the Injustice 2 game or great comics in general, pick up this book. It's already the book I look most forward to each week and with art and characters this great, I don't see that changing anytime soon. Highly Recommended.

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Overall though, this was an issue that was enjoyable enough to read but didn't really tell me that much. Although very stylishly presented, for me the style was prioritized at the expense of content and any proper narrative development. It's a rumination on the nature of a superhero, rather than a structured plot. While this is okay, it was a disappointing trailing off of what has been a good series. Hopefully it will pick up as normal on the other side of Secret Empire.

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I like this series so far, it's been enjoyable, light-hearted so far and offers something a little different for Marvel readers.

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This was a pleasant read and whether you've been reading X-men most of your life or this happens to be the first book you've picked up, the writing team has made this a book anyone can understand. So, if you're wanting a good X-men story this is the book for you.

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Although I think this issue could have benefitted with one more issue. The quick finish didn't bother me much because the good guys won and the bad guys are locked up and that's how it should be.

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The League of Shadows story continues and the addition of Ra's al Ghul ups the ante, but the art really squashes most of the enjoyment I got from this issue.  The pieces are set up for a really cool final two issues, I just hope they feature art that helps, not hinders the story going forward.

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This issue is a little more than a placeholder until the big Button story and I mean a little more.  We get a forced story with Iris West investigating Black Hole, but it's all to set up the cliffhanger.  It's an awesome cliffhanger, but even that and Neil Googe's art can't save this from being just a minor bump in the road before the story everyone is waiting for.

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The Outlaws are finally hitting the road together and while their time together is limited, it's so good. I'm fully back on board with this book and as long as Scott Lobdell and Dexter Soy keep hitting the right notes, I will never doubt them again.  I can easily recommend this to everyone as it's also a nice little jumping on point for those who haven't heard that this is one of the best books Rebirth has to offer.

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Those showing up to learn more about Rebirth will leave disappointed, but those who have been reading will already know the drill.  This issue is nice and that's the best I can say about it, but after 8 issues, nice just isn't cutting it.  I want more and I am growing impatient waiting for it.

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It's back to the Godwatch story and it's a wicked, evil, good time!  Greg Rucka gives readers a great combination of character and dialogue and Bilquis Evely makes it all look great.  This issue is just another reason why I love the earlier part of the story that Rucka is telling.

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That said the last two issues involved lots of talking or periods of time at the end of time where there was nothing happening in the background. Which draws your eye to the character, and in his style the characters are wonky and misshapen making the comic give you the impression it was rushed or wasn't properly cared for. I am still one very interesting and happy fan though.

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Injustice 2 is here and it was worth the wait.  Tom Taylor doesn't need big explosions or fights to impress, just the great characterizations that made his original Injustice such a hit.  Bruno Redondo joins in with excellent art and Injustice 2 is a book I can easily recommend.

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If you are a fan of this new Cap book, you will love this issue. If you haven't been reading this book, but are interested in how this all came to be, go back and read issue 1 and keep going. It is worth every second it takes to read it, and the artists work between flashback and current time compliment each other so well. This is a very long form story, and if you are not reading the tie-in issues I don't blame you, but this story is so intriguing I am finding myself adding the issues suggested to my buy list to get the full effect the story is going for.

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There is nothing here really to sink your teeth into to bring you coming back for more. I am slightly interested in the Mortal Kombat Kung Fu matches. If they were a little less one sided. Iron Fist should have some defense he shouldn't have to rely on a miracle finish at the last second. This still has potential.

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Al Ewing sets up his Inhumans story by making it very new reader friendly and promising a grand old space traveling epic.  Jonboy Meyers art is fantastic and I can recommend this to anyone looking to jump on the Inhumans trolley.

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I was wary going into this adaptation after the subpar Force Awakens book, but Jody Houser won me over quickly.  This issue speeds through the known to shed light on the new material and the bits we get here really flesh out the story.  The art was okay, but this is all about the story and there is enough new material here to interest fans of the movie and those who thought something was missing from the film.

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After a ton of action the past few months, Gerry Duggan delivers a more low-key issue where not a lot happens, but it's still fun enough. It's a very quick read and Pepe Larraz's art looks great as usual, but it did leave me wanting a little bit more of an idea of where this story is headed.

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All in all, this is a good example of comic book storytelling: the plot is intriguing, the characters fleshed out in interesting ways, the dialogue lively and the art, though still a little on the restrained side, is detailed and clear. Shadow is growing on me and Wednesday is so far the star of the book. There's certainly enough here to hook the reader into the unfolding larger plot and I'm now very interested to see how this story develops.

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I love it.  The art is inconsistent as always with some really GREAT panels spread among a whole lot of OK panels.  But the story is engaging and fun, funny and serious at the same time.

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Those looking for a clear cut ending to the I am Bane (and I am Suicide) arc may be disappointed, but Tom King is going bigger here.  The reader gets to see what's been driving Bruce since even before Rebirth started and it's the big picture reveal that grabbed me.  The story and art were both outstanding and if you have been a fan of Tom King's run, I think you'll be satisfied and ready to move forward.

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This issue is mainly setup, but with the crazy stuff going on here, I'm just happy to be along for the ride.  Christopher Priest continues giving readers the best version of Tayna Spears/Power Girl ever and I might just hope Deathstroke remains blind (and Twilight) forever.  Good story and Good art make this issue very easy to recommend for those already reading this book.

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This issue ends the Return of Roy Harper story in a very forced and rushed way.  I really liked the issues leading up to this one which made this ending hurt even more.  I liked the art from both Eleonora Carlini and Mirka Andolfo, but that couldn't save the issue.  I am still enjoying this book, just not this conclusion.

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Bryan Hitch is trying to write a big story here, but it all falls flat because nothing he is attempting has been earned...not by the villains and not by him.  Things just seem to happen because they need to, but at least the art looks great.  Unfortunately, that's not enough for me to recommend anything except to stay far away for this book for now and the near future.

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Savage Things doesn't hold anything back. This is a beautifully written book and the art perfectly matches its dark, grim style. There is no good guy in this story.  It's evil vs evil and I'm perfectly fine with that.

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Personally, I enjoyed the issue and think there's enough impetus here to take the story forward into some interesting places. Bagenda's art is dramatic when it needs to be and Jordan's script is easy to follow and, on occasion, witty. The task of bringing two very different fictional universes together is not a straightforward one, and I think, on the whole, the story manages pretty well. Above all, it's a fun, if not especially challenging, read. It's worth checking out, particularly if cross-overs are your thing.

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These Waid stories have definitely made my Marvel app work over time. It was some work going back and reading every issue in this new volume of avengers, but I'm really glad I did. I will be happy to keep up to date on the Avengers. Though I hope Waid doesn't end everyone of these back stories in such a cheesecake way that would get old fast.

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Inhumans Prime #1 tied up some loose threads while showing the new direction for the Inhumans going forward.  I'm not sure what long time Inhumans fans will think, but this new one got enough out of this to want more.

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I have been really getting into this Hawkeye Avengers run since it's hilarious. I have enjoyed every issue. The art in this issue, though efficient and effective in its story telling, was a real let down from previous ones. Walta has a comic strip like style to his art that just didn't draw me in to the story as much as I would have liked.

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For the first half of the book, I wasn't a big fan of the story or the art, but after the story found its stride and I came around to the art style, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The pacing is more like a novel than a typical comic, even a collection, but it works. Leila Del Luca put together a story that could continue on if she wants, but works just as well on its own. This is a pretty good read if you've got some extra cash and want to read a complete, well-written story.

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Although there are one or two slight niggles (why do the ‘angels' not follow Vampirella to the city, for example?), this remains a very enjoyable issue. There's enough here to keep me interested in the series, and there are (just) enough hints dropped to prompt some theorising about the nature of the situation in which Vampirella finds herself. Broxton's art is very good; Cornell's script is witty and fun. All in all, this is worth checking out.

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Now that I am used to the "challenge" part of this series, I can kick off my shoes and just enjoy each issue for what it is...a fun little romp to throw a wrench at the next writer.  Jimmy Palmiotti gives readers a little commentary and ends with a crazy cliffhanger and Amanda Conner makes it all look like a fun cartoon.  This series isn't for everyone, but if you dug the first two issues, there is no reason you won't like this.

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I wasn't expecting much going into this issue so I wasn't too disappointed. There isn't much going on to get fans of either property excited and it all ends up being a pretty forgettable Annual. However, I did enjoy the Snagglepuss backup and am suddenly looking forward to his upcoming book.

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At first read I really like this story. Probably about a 7.5 out of 10. BUT... As I did my do diligent research since this is a #18, I went back and read as many issues of Soule's run as I could get my hands on and found out that this run is moving extremely slow. This is a part 2 of the Purple Man story and I didn't even notice that it was, till my second read through. Most of the time that is a good thing. It means the writer is keeping you well abridged of all the pertinent information. In this case though there has been no real pertinent information given out in months regarding the mind wipe of the worlds memory of Matt and Daredevil being one and the same.

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This was a good start to this new series in my opinion. The art and the story move along effortlessly. And with the promise from the creative team at the end of the book of a 'gauntlet' of characters old and new up coming I definitely feel glad to be buying and reviewing Iron Fist.

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This was a fairly satisfying conclusion that left the door open to more crossovers down the road. The writing for this issue was solid and the pacing felt very on point. I've never been a fan of the way  Rodriguez draws faces, particularly Gwen's, but the art was solid in other areas and the colors were as good as they always have been for this book. Obviously if your new to Spider-Gwen this may not be the best jumping on point. However if you've been on board since the start of this arc then I think you will be satisfied with its conclusion.

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This issue could be entirely wordless and I'd suggest you go out and buy it for the art alone. With overly cluttered and claustrophobic art wrapped in dread filled beautiful colors it is absolutely masterful in setting a perfect tone for this story. The story is a bit tropey to start, but it does a fine job of steering around it and ends up adding some great touches by the end.

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Bits and Pieces:In many respects, this is a typical second issue. Threads are unravelling, but have yet to start tying together in any meaningful way. The sense of mystery is palpable, and the Spirit is given the chance to shine, not only in the fight with the bank robbers, but also in the interrogation scene that follows. The sense of menace, of something truly terrible happening that has yet to be fully revealed, is what makes this story particularly compelling and I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out in future issues. If you want a beautifully presented slice of pulp noir goodness with gorgeously atmospheric artwork and a really rather creepy plot, this is most definitely the book for you.

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With weird pacing, pages and panels feeling like filler in a first issue, washed out and muddy art that really didn't do much for me really left me down on this book. I have a hard time recommending this to anybody. It had some interesting set up and mystery in the first few pages but seemed to squander it all by time it got to the end reveal that genuinely had me laughing.

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Christopher Priest continues his slow burn story and while that is getting a bit tedious, Power Girl is here to save the day!  I love Tanya Spears in this book and because of that, my score went up.  Either keep her in the book or give us some answers, Priest.  I'd actually love to see both.

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James Tynion keeps chugging along giving DC fans the team book to beat.  Every character has their moments (mostly bad) and the issue ends with possibly an unlikely new member.  The art was fantastic and I can easily recommend this to those already invested in the story.

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Joshua Williamson gives fans a heart warming and breaking issue that gives Wally some closure and opens up some strange possibilities in the near future.  The art was strong and the issue moved fast and while we got some nice reveals, some parts felt a bit empty.  Still, it was a good issue that fans of the book should enjoy.

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While I had a couple of minor problems with this issue, they were very minor. This was another really quick read that sets up even more fun for the coming issues. If you want to have fun reading a comic book, this is the one for you.

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Although necessary and full of important information this issue comes off a little emotionally disjointed. That and some confusion due to art choices involved in a particularly important moment led me to be a little disappointed in this issue. Enjoyed enough, but without the emotional resonation it's hard to say I liked it near as much other issues.

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I really couldn't ask for much more from this series debut. We get gruesome over the top action and gore contrasted by a sentimental drive for revenge. We get some peaks at some amazing characters and little hints to some world building. At times there is a little too much borrowing of other IP's, but beyond that I loved every second of this first issue.

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To sum up, then, this is a memorable introduction to a story that promises to be both intriguing and emotionally engaging. Its central narrative is strong and it is fit to burst with the kind of foreboding atmosphere that this reviewer finds almost impossible to resist. My one minor complaint is that The Spirit himself isn't in it very much. That aside, I can heartily recommend the issue – particularly if you like your comics pulpy and moody. A very strong start to what I suspect will be an outstanding series.

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On the whole, then, this issue does its job very well. As a prologue to the main series, it gives the reader enough detail about the new world in which Vampirella finds herself to encourage further reading. It also introduces the character clearly and sets her moving without too much pointless introspection. In short, it certainly is an involving story in its own right and, at only a quarter, is well worth a punt.

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On the surface, this issue is just a simple lead up to the big finale, but there's enough here to like.  We see that Batman and Tom King know their history and David Finch can make it all look great.  The overall story not moving forward much does subtract a bit from the score, but the fun factor just about makes up for it.

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This issue is full of fan service and social commentary and while I liked the former more than the later, neither made this a must read for me.  It's a shame because I loved the first issue of this arc, but this one made me feel like the story was already starting to drag after only two issues.  The art was good, but even that didn't wow me enough to recommend this issue.

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Justice League #17 finally reveals the true nature of the Timeless and their leader, Tempus, but for now, it's pretty laughable.  The art in this issue is fantastic, but the uneven storytelling and tell me don't show me dialogue makes for a below average read.  Unfortunately, this issue halts the momentum of last issue and has me once again not enjoying DC's flagship title.

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I haven't liked this series and this issue didn't change my mind one bit.  Fans of grim and gritty fantasy may find something to like here, but I can't get invested in such a forced story that lacks almost any semblance of characterization.

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This book remains my jam!  The interaction between Jon and Damian is so good that the story is just gravy.  With Lex Luthor, great art and a shoutout to the Amazo Virus, there is so much to like in this issue.  Highly recommended.

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This issue came out of nowhere and in a book that still hasn't gotten it's footing, felt strange.  Instead of giving us Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, we get a sort of Dark Trinity story that had no real beginning or end.  This book was struggling to keep my attention and this may have been the last straw.

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Warren Ellis continues giving readers a smartly written book that is short on hand holding and high on intrigue.  While I worry that he isn't giving up enough of the basics (especially when it comes to characters), I am enjoying the ride and am willing to put some extra work in to get the most out of it.

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This book is, without a doubt, my favorite book I'm reading from any publisher at the moment. I can't get enough of it. Each month while I'm waiting for the next issue to come out, I keep rereading the rest of the run and trying to predict what's coming next. Any fan of good storytelling that doesn't mind a slow burn will enjoy this book. Do yourself a favor and give it a try.

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Taken as a whole, then, this issue (just about) manages to do its job in introducing our main character and giving us a tantalising look at the wider world in which the story takes place. On that basis, I think it's worth a look.

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This is yet another good issue of Deathstroke with some humor, action and a guest star that is not only surprising, but surprisingly great.  The story and art come together so well and even if it's not new user friendly, those who are invested should continue to enjoy it.

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I am really enjoying this League of Shadows story and if you didn't think that Lady Shiva was a threat before, I guarantee you will after this issue.  The art and story were really good and I'm back to wanting the next issue of Detective Comics the minute I finish reading it.

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Joshua Williamson starts his sins of the Father arc by getting everyone up to speed and then slowly going forward.  Not a whole lot happens in the form of answers, but we do get Boomerang and the closest we will probably ever get to Crocodile Dundee in a Flash book.

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While we get a bit more of Artemis' background and some information on the Bow of Ra, this issue felt a bit to much like filler to me.  This is easily my least favorite issue of this series so far and while I'm sure Lobdell will rebound quickly, I'm here to grade this issue and it is just above average to me.

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This is a silly filler issue that is almost fun, but ends up being forgettable and worse yet, skippable.  The art was good, but there is nothing about this issue that makes me want to recommend it to anyone.  As of now, I'd wait until Saturn Girl and Emerald Empress show up to worry about anything going on here.

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This is a great issue of Wonder Woman where Greg Rucka plays with what we already know to up the tension just as we see the inevitable happen.  It's tragic. but oh so good.

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How you feel about the conclusion will ultimately come down to how revelatory you expected the answers to the series' biggest mysteries be. We do get answers and we do get nice resolution with our main characters, but I found a lot of the answers to be of little value compared to the lengths of convolution that were wrapped up in the overall series. In the end I was happy with what we got but a little let down by the ultimate mystery, but as the story points out itself the mystery wasn't very big to begin with.

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Royal City gives a lot for a first issue. Some amazing characterization and emotional story telling told in such a small time makes it easy to become quickly attached. The only problem is I could see it not being for everyone and could possibly be seen as divisive. In a medium that is usually filled with genre work something a little more realistic can easily be seen boring. Though, I contest it is so much more.

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I thought this issue read like a brilliant first chapter to an epic novel. The artwork did not distract me from the story at all. I was particularly fascinated with the portrayal of Jason Todd's current psychological state. Since we are dealing with comics, there's not much to go on in terms of the effects of the brain after death. I am not a neurologist but one could speculate that there would be some type of damage towards the brain as a result of asphyxiation. I hope that writer, Judd Winick explores this a little bit more in this mini-series. All in all, a spectacular start to an already addictive story!

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Tom King gives fans a deep look at what made both Batman and Bane while showing the later beating the tar out of the former.  It's a really great issue with really great art and it's the type of issue I've been waiting for King to give us since the beginning arc of Rebirth.  Highly recommended.

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Ben Percy continues his focus on the legacy of his main character by throwing in the legacy of his side kick.  This is a must read for Roy Harper fans and the story looks like it will be a bit of a redemption story for him.  The art by Eleonora Carlini is really good and I can easily recommend this issue.

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I liked this issue of Justice League.  Yea, I'm as surprised as everyone else, but I'm not going to fake the funk.  Bryan Hitch sets up his story way better than the first issue did and everything we got here has me excited going forward.  I can't say this is a jumping on (or jumping back) point for readers, but stay tuned, maybe there is hope afterall.

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Steve Orlando gives Midnighter and Apollo fans a good ending to their story, but i couldn't shake the feeling that it could've been better.  There are some great moments, but they are mixed among mediocre ones and because of that, we got a good, not great ending.  I still recommend this series as a whole to anyone looking for a mature cape and cowl book, but as a single issue, this fell a little flat.

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Justin Jordan gives readers a book full of intrigue, mystery, murder and mayhem.  While the violence steals the spotlight a bit here, the slow burn story behind it has me most interested. If you are on the market for a well written, good looking mature title, check this out.

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If you have enjoyed this series up until now, this issue isn't going to change your mind as we near next months finale.  If you haven't added this to your pull list, go back to the beginning and get them all.  It's worth it.

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Mariko Tamaki has won me over with an issue that is more focused and emotional than what I'm used to reading lately.  Seeing Supergirl realize that superpowers are not always enough to save the day was heart breaking and I just wanted to be able to tell her everything will be alright even though I know that's not always how it works.  That's the point that Tamaki nails here...everything may not work itself out in the end, but there is always hope and isn't that what Supergirl is all about?  The story and art are top notch here and I recommend this issue to everyone, even those who wrote off the first issue like myself.  Again, the Get Fresh Crew were right!  Whoop Whoop!!!

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I thought this story was a little unnecessary to get to the conclusion, but I've really enjoyed the series as a whole. James Robinson gave Scarlet Witch a new purpose and a new outlook on her place within the Marvel Universe. I didn't always love the changing artists, but I can look past that and appreciate the fact that Wanda Maximoff has been changed for the better.

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I'm a huge fan of this series. Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz continue to put out fun, fast-paced issues that look great each and every month. It feels like every member of the team has a reason to be there. I can't recommend this book enough.

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Bits and Pieces:Very ambitious for one creators undertaking with all the art and story being done by one person, but it comes off as more of a check list inspired imitation rather than a Shonen inspired inspiration. The art is varying and great in places, but the story is very lacking and sometimes better defined in the synopses than the story themselves. With one story being actually interesting and one basically fan fiction it's hard to see much reason to follow-up with this in the future.

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With some poor characterization and little given to hook the reader I'm really left underwhelmed with what felt like a really solid premise. The coloring is great and I feel works really well with the minimalist art style. Overall though, I I thought it was just an OK issue that gave little reason to come back for more.

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Christopher Priest shows the reader how smart everyone in this book is with double and triple crosses flying around at all angles.  While I wish I could get a better grip at the overall story, Priest certainly keeps everyone on their toes and this issue is no exception.  I'm not sure if this is an action packed book with every one's favorite anti-hero or the most messed up family reunion ever...maybe it's both and even more!  The art and story are impressive and I am finally ready to punch my ticket on the Deathstroke trolley.

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This issue sets up the League of Shadows as the vicious thing it is.  They may work from the shadows, but blood is already getting spilled and Batman is being blamed.  The art was good and the issue ends with a pretty clever and messed up cliffhanger.

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This issue may not have wasted all the momentum going into it, but it didn't use it to it's advantage either.  Unfortunately, we were left with what I thought was the weakest issue of this arc and while the cliffhanger promises a good time to come, it kind of made what came before it meaningless.  I liked the art enough, but overall, but it couldn't save this issue from being just slightly above mediocre.

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Overall I really liked the pace of this issue. The start with the twisted nursery rhyme shed light to some pretty creepy things going on but it didn't feel wasted as it gave space for the needed action to take place. I did think the art was a little off at some times and just made for some light confusion where there shouldn't be, but that would probably be my only complaint. The issue really got off the ground running and I feel like we got a lot of answers and small details while also getting some more questions to move forward with.

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Tom King and David Finch return to up the stakes in this second part of "I am Bane"  While the story really is all setup, it sets up some pretty awesome things and leads to another crazy cliffhanger.  The art is fantastic throughout and two weeks suddenly feels like way to long to get the next issue.

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This issue continues in a same old same old fashion until Ben Percy throws everything on it's ear with a huge twist.  It was big enough to get me excited for next issue, but not as excited as who looks to be coming to town.

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It amazes me how bad this book has become.  Fans deserve so much better, but it looks like this is what we are stuck with.  If you like it, explain why to me because I must be missing something. Actually, I miss the Justice League and hope to see them soon.

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I think I'm done with this book.  It's boring and not well paced and just not that good.  I'm not sure what Kevin Grevioux is going for here, but I don't like it.  It does look good, but is a mess of forced social commentary wrapped up in a story that's darker than it needs to be.

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I have been waiting for this book for what seems like ages and Tomasi and Jimenez don't disappoint.  While it doesn't stray far from the already established formula, why fix what ain't broke?  Tomasi gives us some great interaction between Damian and Jon and Jimenez makes it all look great.  What else could you ask for?  Really, I want to know.

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The Better Together arc comes to a close with a forced ending that felt rushed at best.  The art in this book is amazing, but it can't save it from being an average read overall.  I really want to like this book, but I can't recommend it just yet.

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If you are a Wildstorm fan, this is a no brainer.  If you are someone with little to no knowledge of the Universe, I still think this is a no brainer.  This is a mature title that's smartly written and looks great and I can't recommend it enough!

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Now this is becoming a lot of repeat information coming to the readers… And I have a feeling that this book isn't going to end how I thought from the beginning. This was the fight of all fights and the build up for that is amazing, but the younger Inhumans might end up being an X-Factor for Mutant Kind. Again I don't understand how they can't figure out a solution together where Mutants and Inhumans can both co-exist, but we wouldn't have this awesome piece of work had they figured that out.

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This was a good issue of Deathstroke up until the forced cliffhanger.  I don't mind guest stars showing up in books, but Raptor is far from a star and just felt tacked on.  Other than that, however, the story fleshed out the Wilson family and the art was really good.  This is the type of issue I can get behind.

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Though the idea of an "Anniversary Issue" seemed forced, this was a really good way to get readers ready for the League of Shadows story coming up.  Tynion finally focuses on Cassandra, gives us a cool introduction to Azrael (and a great Odd Couple dynamic) and we even get to see Tim Drake...in a flashback.  Overall, the writing and art were really good and I can recommend this to Detective fans, especially those craving more Cass.

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This is another good issue of The Flash and while it wasn't as fun as the previous one, it was full of action and surprises.  Barry may have figured out the Rogues plan, but that may lead him into more trouble in the near future.  Carmine Di Giandomenico's art was great and Joshua Williamson seems to be using the Rogues as a way to show what makes Flash great, but also expose his flaws.  

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This a quick and awesome read that solidifies this book as one of my favorites of Rebirth.  Artemis makes an appearance, but this issue is all about Jason and Bizarro.  The story is surprisingly touching and while I prefer Dexter Soy's art on this book, Mirko Colak does a decent job.  I can't recommend this book enough.

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I love Supergirl and really want to like this book, but it's getting harder and harder.  While this arc potentially sets up some cool things down the pike, this issue was a dud of an ending for the long winded Reign of Cyborg Supermen story.  The art was good, but I need more than simple and repetitive characterizations to make me care about what happens in a story and then when you force an ending, it gets that much worse.  I hope this book improves because I can't recommend what we are getting here.

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Greg Rucka starts his Godwatch story with a powerful origin story of a character and a hate that will plague Wonder Woman from here on out.  It's very quick moving, but with great art by new series artist, Bilquis Evely, and a story full of action and mystery, I can easily recommend it.

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This book may not be for everyone. Some people might not like the fact that the story isn't getting any clearer and more questions keep getting raised. Some people might not like the art style. Some might hate the long-form story that doesn't have natural arcs. I am definitely not one of those people. I love everything that I just mentioned. My only complaint is that one issue a month isn't enough for me. I want more.

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This issue was amazing, the jokes mixed in with the storyline made this book extremely enjoyable. The best ones were about Tony the Tiger and bashing Spider-man always going on about great powers blah blah blah. I love this book, and with Rich having his cancerous secret I can't wait to see what happens with it. The art in this book is on point and all the action scenes were flawless.

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If you loved "I am Suicide", you will love the beginning of this "I am Bane" arc.  If you hated the it, you will still love this.  In fact, I can't see anyone not liking this beginning and can't wait to see what Tom King has in store next.

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This is a very personal and very good issue of Green Arrow.  Emiko is back, but the action puts that in the backseat for now and the issue ends with a dark future on the horizon.  The story was dark, but Otto Schmidt's art was anything but.  His pencils and colors shine through here and I can easily recommend this issue.

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Bryan Hitch jumps back on the Justice League and reminded me why I hate it so much. This team has gone through too much already to need this type of issue and it only points out why this book is in the sad shape it's in.  There is no reason to read this issue and I am really finding it hard to justify sticking with this series as a whole.

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Steve Orlando continues making this book a great read.  I am fully invested in Midnighter's quest to save his love and now that the tables have turned, I may be more so.  The art and story are really good and even if you weren't a New 52 Midnighter fan, I think you should check this out.

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After being really interested in most of the series, the finale felt completely forced as Gerry Conway rushed to give us an ending. I haven't read enough of Conway's work to know if this is commonplace, or if this was something editorially. Luckily, Mike Perkins provided another great looking issue. I just hope something fun spins out of this series and answers some questions.

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Well, I was hoping for better than that. Nothing really happens this entire issue as it falls victim to being the 4th issue in the arc, so entirely setup. It's still fun to see Doom as a “good guy,” but I would like to move the story forward a little bit.

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This is another great issue, but I hope all of the setup gets wrapped up by the end. All in all that is what this issue was set up, and I have to say, with all the events going on in comics right now I am hoping nothing gets left unanswered. Luckily for us, we have two powerhouses writing this book and my faith in them is still strong. This art is fantastic, my favorite pages are the ones with Karnak and Jean Grey, those eyes… PERFECTION

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It's an issue you can jump into not knowing anything about the arc and get enough info provided to catch you up. The issue provides a new threat to the ongoing plot, seeing how the team takes a huge risk, in the end, is quite rewarding. It'll leave wanting to see the outcome of their decisions made. Regardless if you are an old fan or new for the franchise, this will be an enjoyable read for you. Never was there a dull moment in the book while the story unfolds further. You're provided with great character moments, action, art and story pacing throughout. What more could you ask for from a comic with Aliens involved?

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We're given a setup issue introducing our two main characters and building the foundation of the plot. Things turn harsh very quickly and the plot turns into a revenge story. The content in the series may not sit well with some readers. But if you are a die hard Slayer fan, you might want to pick up this mini-series to put with your Slayer vinyl collection. Nonetheless, go pick up this comic and judge for yourself.

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This is one of those cases where I appreciate the message, but don't like the package it came in.  Christopher Priest rails against violence and while that may seem funny in a Deathstroke book, it almost works.  The heavy handedness and the lack of any characterization left it all a bit flat and in the end, I didn't this issue.

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This was a very quick read that doesn't really end, but gives a launching point for Batwoman's upcoming solo book.  If you are going to read that book (like me!), this is a good way to see the direction it's going.  However, if you are just a Detective fan, there isn't a whole lot here for you and you can subtract a point from my score.

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The Rogues arrival in this book continues to work it's magic.  While not a lot goes on to push the story forward, the Rogues are back.  THE ROGUES!  I had a great time reading this issue and it looks like the fun is just beginning.

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While I don't think this is going to win any new Kamandi fans, it was a fun enough issue that has a cool carryover concept.  The art was great between the two stories and it did make me happy seeing both creative teams working on something they seem to really care about.  It's hard to recommend this book to people, but if you like books that are a little left from normal, give it a shot.

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I don't want to sound like a jerk, but this first issue was a complete mess of non-characterization and weak storytelling with real pacing issues.  The art was great, but there is nothing here I could recommend whatever type of fan you are.

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I feel like I can't say much negative about this issue, but at the same time I felt like we didn't really get much from it. Even though it's touted as a new arc it never really felt like there was an end to what we previously had. It does end up having a few positive moments I really enjoyed though. I was just let down that we have to wait until the next issue for what I was hoping to get to in this issue, but instead of getting something meaningful out of it, it's mostly just rehash and rundown of the events so far.

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I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Even in a book that has very little action in it I love seeing Peter being goofy. I still hope that this series leads him into being a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy again because I would love to see more Groot and Rocket interactions. This art team is amazing as well and they way they portray Peter is PHENOMENAL!

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I felt like a kid again on Christmas when I sat down to read one of my favorite current ongoing comic book series. The wait was well worth it. I understand how Cleveland felt when LeBron came back to the Cav's.

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Selina may have stolen the night from Batman, but Tom King has given me back my enjoyment of Batman.  I loved this issue for everything in the book, but also because it restored my faith in Tom King.  I wonder how Catwoman fans will react, but this one is very, very happy.

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If you are looking to jump on the Green Arrow train, this is a great issue to do so.  There is enough recap to get everyone up to speed and while that may turn of some steady readers, there are some pretty big things for them to sink their teeth into as well.  I know it's cliche to say, but Juan Ferreyra's art is worth the price of admission which only makes the awesome cliffhanger a nice bonus.  My guess is things are about to get crazy!

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Super Powers continues being my book for good, old fashioned fun.  Baltazar and Franco's story and art will make you smile even as you learn about DC characters both old and new, well known and obscure.  This is an all-ages book done right!

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While this book continues to look fantastic, the story is still a bit convoluted and confusing.  Sure, we do get some answers we've been waiting for, but the big picture is still kind of hazy.  If it all clears up next issue, I'll be happy because somewhere in their is a very interesting story that is begging to come out.

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I don't really recommend this book for anyone.  If you just have to get every issue of this DC event, you will already be buying it and who am I to stop you?  If you are looking to me to see if you should pick it up, the answer is no!

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The Enemy of the State II story is hitting it's stride and while I expected a lot more slicing and dicing, I am still enjoying it.  The art was good and Tom Taylor is gearing up for a big finale.  BTW, Gabby steals the show (once again) because she is awesome!  That's just how it is.

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Charles Soule seems to be firmly in the driver's seat here and though there have been some peaks and valleys throughout his run on this title, I am greatly intrigued on how these events will shake out. There are several plot threads that have been laid here so this comes across as one of those setup issues. That's not saying that it's a bad thing at all. If you are a Daredevil fan, business is about to pick up in Hell's Kitchen.

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This book was terrible, worst issue so far. Being issue 3 this score keeps dropping and the story has completely lost my interest. Only saving grace is the art which is good.

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Another solid issue. The art is phenomenal and is perfectly suited for this book and Lemire and Soule show how well they can set a story up and not leave you with a boring issue. Highly recommend picking this one up.

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Rocket Racoon is a funny character and Matthew Rosenberg is sitting back and letting him just be Rocket. That's a good thing because just seeing him interact with everyday people (and aliens) and other Marvel characters is great. The art and story do a good job of presenting the crazy whack funky world of Rocket and I like it.

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While not much happened in this issue, I enjoyed the Deadpool parts and seeing how Red Skull used his newfound powers on the team. The art continues to be some of the best that Marvel is putting out and the story is interesting enough to keep me wanting more each month.

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After becoming frustrated with this book to the point of almost dropping it, I am back in.  All it took was some answers, good art and a story that flowed from scene to scene nicely.  Is that so much to ask?  Going forward, I hope not!

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Batwoman Begins here, but I want more Batwoman and less Monster Men!  I know that the key to this story is Colony and Kate's ties to her father, but overall, this story felt like it needed a sharper focus.  Ben Oliver's art is good and there is nothing wrong with this as a setup issue to the next arc of Detective, it just felt lacking as the Batwoman story it was advertised as.

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The beginning of Rogues Reloaded is full of recap and setup, but if you are a fan of Captain Cold and his crew, you won't mind a bit.  Joshua Williamson catches up readers on what the Rogues are all about, throws some hints and mysteries at you and then ends with the boys (and girl ) back in town. This is what I wanted out of Rebirth from the start and I'm so glad we are getting it now!

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This issue continues the fun that is Red Hood and the Outlaws.  The story and art come together so nicely and it ends with the Dark Trinity ready to hit the road.  Sure, the Black Mask bit ends abruptly, but who cares when you're having this much fun.

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There really is nothing here to get readers excited.  Cyborg Superman's dialogue seems stuck on an endless loop and Kara just flies around trying to save our main characters.  The art seems like a bad match for where the story is going and with nothing new happening, I can't recommend this to anyone.

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I enjoyed this issue even as it seemed smaller than the buildup that lead to it.  It's a mix of satisfying moments and rushed bits, but Nicola Scott's art makes it all look fantastic.  I liked this Year One finale more than the Lies one, but like that issue, I was left wanting so much more.

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Jeff Lemire continues his trippy, long-form story by giving us a glimpse at a young Marc Spector. I've loved every issue so far, and I can't wait to see where Lemire takes this book next.

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This issue was amazing, the jokes mixed in with the storyline made this book extremely enjoyable. If this is how the book is going to continue I'm 100% on board. The artwork fits this book extremely well and the panel that shows what Richard sees when the Cancerverse is infecting his mind is amazing!

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While the rest of the series has been a slow burn, this conclusion felt rushed and left me without much idea of where the series is going next. After two great issues, this one fell a little flat for me, despite how much we got to see Wanda using her powers.

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If you've followed the series since the “Long Con” arc, you may have several theories of what may happen by the end of this. The earlier arc was a break between the two. Maybe to give it some breathing room before moving forward. Nonetheless, the start of the issue left me excited to see how this all plays out. Faith is a series you really want to check out if you want to break into the Valiant universe and looking for your next favorite superhero.

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This is a very personal story that builds as it goes, but still left me wanting more.  As an epilogue, it doesn't answer the questions I wanted answered, but fans of Batman and Catwoman may enjoy it.  The art is good and really, there is nothing wrong with it, but nothing great either.

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While this issue had some problems that prevent it from higher marks, Ben Percy keeps the legacy fun train rolling and I have my ticket punched for the ride.  This issue looks really good and fans of Green Arrow will have plenty to look forward to.

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This Justice League vs Suicide Squad tie-in isn't necessary and suffers from that.  Not a whole lot goes on here and the couple big moments kind of fall flat.  If you just have to have everything from this first Rebirth Event, go for it.  Others can stick with the Event book and be just fine.

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Midnighter and Apollo continues to surprise me and is one of my favorite mini-series going right now.  Cheering on Midnighter as he fights his way to free Apollo feels natural and good and Fernando Blanco's art makes it all the better.  Recommended.

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After a couple of down months, Gerry Conway finally has me interested in this book again thanks to some fun story progression. The end of this arc could either turn out to be really fun or really terrible. I guess I'll find out next month.

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Two out of three ain't bad. After a subpar second issue, Bendis and Maleev deliver an interesting look into Doom's psyche while setting the book in a good direction to go from here.

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Rocket Racoon is a great character and Matthew Rosenberg seems to be having fun with him and the rest of the Marvel Universe here.  The story is pretty straight forward (Rocket wants off Earth), but the ending throws an interesting wrench into it all.  The art is very good and if you are a Rocket fan, I'm sure you'll dig this beginning.

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Not much bad to say about this issue good or bad, it was all set up for this arc. The artist did an amazing job showing emotions. My biggest issue is with the ending not drawing you further into the book.

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Some of my favorite comics are team books where the writer knows how to use all of the characters and makes them all have a purpose. Even though this was a Rogue-centric issue, I think Gerry Duggan has a firm handle on all of these heroes. That, along with the consistently great art, has me looking forward to this book every month.

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Overall the issue had a rocky start with some rough art and dialogue but it really came around to be an enjoyable issue. With some pretty creepy characters and an overall mystery that is getting more and more interesting I'm really looking forward to seeing the next issue and the conclusion of this first arc.

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I've loved the series so far, but I'll be interested to see where this story now goes. This issue only left me with several questions moving forward on the future of this title. My hype train has taken a slight halt until further notice. 

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Christopher Priest continues his slow burn story and it's starting to get old.  I would love to recommend this series, but it's confusing and not fun to read at all.  I get that hardcore Deathstroke fans are enjoying this, but it's not a book that will convince new readers what the hype is all about.

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The Victim Syndicate arc is over and while it all felt like a setup for the book going forward, we do get a crazy cliffhanger that will have everyone talking down at the Five and Dime.  The Detective Team is getting smaller right before it expands and while I don't think it's an even trade, it will be interesting at least.  I am still a fan of Tynion's run, but I am starting to wane a bit.  I hope the next arc pulls me right back in.

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After being disappointed by the Flash book for the most part of Rebirth, I am so glad to be able to recommend this issue.  Sure, it's a downtime, setup type of issue, but it made me smile and that means something to me.  Neil Googe's art is a great fit for this story and I suggest everyone check this out...especially those who dropped the book already.

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Art Baltazar and Franco are at it again!  This book will put a smile on old and new DC fans alike and I can't recommend it enough.

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If you are looking for a Supergirl book with a more indie feel to it, your search may be over.  Mariko Tamaki gives readers a very grounded look at Supergirl with some fully fleshed out characters.  However, the story as it is presented here is paper thin and nothing really makes me want or need to come back for more.

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I continue to like this crossover and this Bruce-centric chapter was a whole lot of fun.  There are a bunch of big Batman moments here and while I didn't expect them, they were awesome.  David Hahn and the entire art team do a good job and this is an easy recommendation for anyone who enjoys either Batman, Wonder Woman or both.

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Just having these characters back together again is enough to get me excited and Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez don't disappoint.  I am already invested in the story and can't imagine how pumped up I'll be when we get the other Lanterns involved.  If you are a fan of either franchise, check this book out immediately!

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Talk about a book that will probably fly under the radar and one I never thought I would like. The witty humor made this book go over the top for me. For a Social Justice Warrior I think this book did really well. Story paired with the art moved the book along, paired with the inner dialogue of Red Wolf this is definitely a book I would recommend giving a shot.

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Marvel has been spot on with these number one issues, I am just hoping they can keep up the good work on this story. I honestly didn't know what I was walking into when I started reading this book seeing as I really had no history with the character but all in all I really liked the story, even though it started off slow I really enjoyed the humor that was in it. The art was enjoyable, and the ending left you ready for the next issue.

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This tie-in gives you a good idea as to what one group of the Mutants are doing after Inhumans Vs X-Men #1. I was really pleased by the art in this issue and the best part is how well this story leads you and how the ending leaves you wanting the next issue.

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It's a shame that the finale to the "I am Suicide" story is my least favorite issue of Batman since Rebirth started.  After such a well paced and intriguing setup, it all just fizzles out leaving me feeling a bit ripped off.  I expect more from Tom King and maybe that's not fair, but a writer with his talent is going to have to deal with that.  Mikel Janin's art was great, but this ending just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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If you have been thinking of jumping off the Green Arrow trolley, you may want to hold up a bit.  Ben Percy gets his story back to what made it one of the biggest surprises of Rebirth and I am so, so glad.

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Another Justice League story ends with a vague victory that came about in ways I didn't quite understand.  The Genie A.I. went from wish giver to villain to hacker hero and back and forth throughout.  The art was nice, but this story and book are a complete mess and is one of the biggest embarrassments of Rebirth.  It's worse than bad and that's a shame for a book that should be the flagship of the whole line.

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It's no surprise that Francis Manapul takes Diana and the Trinity to Themyscira, but everything was so rushed, that it barely made an impact.  The cliffhanger was interesting and the art was awesome, but I can't recommend this book as of now.  I just need more and I hope it comes soon because I am loosing interest in this story.

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If the February solicitations are any indication as to what the future holds for this little sub-universe, I'm thinking that there's going to be some good times ahead for the Daredevil side of the house. If you've dropped off from reading Daredevil lately, I think now would be a great time to jump back on the trolley!

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Our mini-series has come to an end, and it was fun from start to finish. I can't see any reason why a comic fan wouldn't enjoy this book. Deadpool + Venom = Awesome.

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This story went from good in the first issue to… crap by the second issue. The art is alright, but couldn't make this story any better, and the ending didn't leave me wanting to read the next issue.

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This first issue of Hawkeye gives the reader a good idea who Kate Bishop is, but that's about it.  I loved the character work, but was hoping for more in the action department.  The art didn't do anything to change my overall enthusiasm, but still, I found myself enjoying the book more than the sum of it's parts.  It's all about Kate and for now, that's almost enough for me!

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Wow, this book took me by surprise. I know my love for Jeff Lemire brought me into this book with high hopes that it would be good; but I didn't expect this. Amazing story, with phenomenal pacing and great art. Leaving you wanting to see what happens next.

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This is quickly becoming my favorite team book out of Marvel. It always looks good, and Gerry Duggan is giving a story that has a clear path moving forward while also showing that he understands the characters.

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I don't know if it's series fatigue or just a bump in the road, but I didn't enjoy this issue that much.  Not a whole lot happens story wise and what we did get just felt odd.  The art was great, but I can't recommend this issue.

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This issue just cruises along, giving us more of the same until the crazy cliffhanger.  The way it ended, though, made this whole arc feel like nothing but a disguised setup.  I hope I'm wrong because I thought the Victim Syndicate made for an interesting villain.

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Joshua Williamson pulls a buzzer beater this week and turns a loss into a win with one final page.  I can't ignore how bad parts of this issue were, but it ends with something that has me so excited going forward.  Despite my score, I am back onboard with this book and I hope Williamson uses this opportunity to give fans the book I hoped he would from the very start.

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While this issue boils down to one big fight scene, I had a ton of fun and the art was fantastic.  Scott Lobdell and Dexter Soy continue hitting a homerun here and I am so glad that I am along for the ride!

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This issue is not filler, but not a lot happens to push the story forward and what we get is kind of boring.  Actually, it's also cliched and forced and that is not a good recipe for fun.  While I like the art enough, I just can't make myself care about what's going on here.  I love Supergirl and hope it improves, but I can't recommend what we are getting now.

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Greg Rucka continues to make a kick ass Year One story and the ending promises even better things in the near future.  I love Nicola Scott's art and I can't wait to see Wonder Woman and the Big Bad go at it...hopefully next issue.

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I still think that All-New Wolverine is one of the better books at Marvel, but the Enemy of the State II story is making it harder and harder to recommend.  The story and art in this issue seems stuck in neutral and that's not a great place to be stranded in.  So far, this story arc is a miss that I hope turns into a hit starting with the next issue.

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Please, Mr. Marvel, never take Jeff Lemire off of this book. He is telling a Moon Knight story like no writer ever has. Even though not much happens in this one, my faith is in Lemire that there will be a payoff.

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All and all this issue is forgettable. You get too much teenage problems and set up and not enough character information.

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For the second month in a row, the art and story come together to create a solid issue. We get some character progression for Wanda and plenty of magical action. Really, that's all I ask for.

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Jody Houser wraps up the "Dark Star" arc with a neat and refreshing ending. While Faith is somewhat of a predictable book, Jody Houser finds a way to make it a very pleasant and enjoyable read. Sometimes a story of morals and focusing on life experiences can make for a satisfying read. The art continues to be some of my favorite work this year.

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I'm sure you can tell that I love this series and while this chapter is mostly setup for the upcoming finale, I had a ton of fun reading it.  Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko seem to be having a lot of fun as well and it's books like this that makes me a fan of the Digital First stuff.  If you are a fan of either property, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

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I have been growing tired of this book lately and this story felt like deja vu all over again.  While I'm happy Oliver is back in Seattle, I hope that Ben Percy finds something new to do with him and fast.  Otto Schmidt's art may be worth the price of admission, but I want a good story as well.  Is that too much to ask for?

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Another issue of Justice League, another poor setup and eye rolling nonsense.  We do get to see who attacked the Justice League, but it really just comes down to what and Hitch doesn't explain it enough for me to care.  Hey, if he doesn't care, why should I?  The art is good, but not good enough to make this issue make any sense or be any good.  On a positive note, there are some cool villains on display and a cool cliffhanger.  Oh well, it's all par for the course and that is not a good thing.

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While I was wary about this mini series going in, I am enjoying Midnighter's quest to get his love out of the pits of Hell.  When Steve Orlando isn't trying to get too fancy, he's giving us a hell of a story (sorry!) and Fernando Blanco's art is top notch.  I am glad to admit that this story has been a pleasant surprise.

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While this issue doesn't contain many (if any) answers to the larger mysteries of the I am Suicide arc, Tom King gives us a look at Batman that is harsh and real.  Mikel Janin's art is top notch and I felt fully satisfied even as I wanted more and more.

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Kraven the Hunter vs. Deadpool + Venom sounds like a good time to me. I think I might even shell out the ridiculous amount of money they charge for Pay-Per-View to watch this fight. That plus some character development for Venom? I'm in.

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Max Marks does it again and brings another off the wall day in the life of Wolfcop and Willie. They find themselves at a brothel and things turn to shit real quick for them. The issue moves at a steady pace. The turning point in this issue alone had me in shock. This is one of the smaller comics that may be getting looked over. While I don't dislike the the art, I would enjoy seeing a different take on it. Regardless, still a fun issue once again.

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Bits and Pieces:This chapter sucks like a bucket of ticks. Again, another damn chapter full of nothing but fighting. I get that this is a comic based off of a FIGHTING video game but I don't want to read fights. I want to read a story. If I wanted a fight, I would just go play the damn game. The art is really good, though, as always. Nothing to complain about from Derenick's art.

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I love the idea of a Batman Holiday Special and for the most part, I liked what we got here.  We get Ace the Bat Hound, a Scott Snyder Story and Harley Quinn's creator giving us...Harley.  We also get two other stories, but don't worry about them and decide if three out of five is worth $4.99.  I do.

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While it's nice to see new faces and mix up the Annuals Week format a bit, this New Talent Showcase falls a little short of the mark.  In general, the art is great, but the compressed nature of the stories doesn't let the writers (or readers) get comfortable with what's going on before they are spirited away to the next one.  It's not a missed opportunity, but it certainly could have been a whole lot better.

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Marvel fans deserve better than to be charged another $4.99 - $5.99 to read the conclusion to a delayed event everyone decided after the fact needed an extra issue.  This was a penultimate bore and with the conclusion already spoiled in the pages of the Marvel's Now! line of books I don't see a reason for anybody to continue reading this story.

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Fantastic. From start to finish, this book is fantastic. Millar and Immonen have made something really special here and I can't wait to see this adapted onto the big screen. This is a master class in how to make good comics. Any comic book fan should read this book.

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An exciting end to an exciting series. Han Solo and his crew have given us a fun little side story that shows who Han is as a character. I highly recommend that any Han Solo fans out there read this series.

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I really like this issue a lot Jeff Lemire did a great job as always. The pace of the story was on point and it's off to a great start. If you never read anything about Thanos before like me, it doesn't really matter Lemire does a great job here of not making readers that aren't too familiar with Thanos feel alienated. Deodato's art is really sharp too I have never looked at too much of his art but this series make me want to check out more of his work. Lemire really left me wanting more and I can't wait till next month's issue comes out.

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This issue was really well done. We got some noir stuff going on. We got daughters wanting to see their mother again. We have bad decisions being made because of it. This is awesome and I can not wait for the next issue if we keep getting some detective shit and Auran being resurrected this way will be weird. I want to know what happens next.

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With all the crossovers the Batman '66 has seen, this one is already near the top of the list. It just feels right and while this issue is all setup, I liked it a lot. The story, characters and art all come together to make an enjoyable time that has me wanting more. That's what the opener of a series is supposed to do, right?

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This issue was a bit of a down turn for me. I don't know what exactly made it this way. The story has slowed down a bit and the veneer of this world has begun to wear off. However, it is still a good story and the action fest in the middle was good even if it had been done already by Mad Max: The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Fury Road. I still enjoy it and I don't know what we will get next issue, maybe it will become more survival horror? Anyway I give this issue a…

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While this book is very easy to recommend for children, it is one of those things that is equally great for adults as well.  The art could put a smile on the sourest face while the story and characters are fun, well laid out and great to teach anyone a little DC Comics history.

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This chapter is mostly action which really bothered me. I would have liked more story to keep the series going but it's taken an abrupt halt to have this random Croc and Bane fight. The art is still really good, Harley being the shining part of it. It's clear, so far, that this series is only to be a Harley and Joker outlet that they just slapped the Injustice name onto it. I yet to see the point of the Injustice name yet but we shall see as we continue the story.

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This is a pretty big issue of Deathstroke.  We find out who's behind all of his troubles and it's pretty cool and makes total sense.  The story and art are both above average, but for some reason, I fear I'm going to forget this issue like the rest.

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James Tynion continues his Victim Syndicate story by showing the Detective Team instead of the new villains.  Why that seems an odd choice, Tynion does a good job showing us that those weird costumed freaks (sorry if that's insensitive) aren't the only ones caught in the crossfire.  This is a more personal issue and while the art wasn't great, it does set up the story going forward.

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This issue was all about the setup, but I still liked it more than most of what we've got since Rebirth started.  Maybe it was because of Wally or the villain twist, but I enjoyed myself and am looking froward to next issue.

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I have loved everything that Tom Taylor has given us in All-New Wolverine, but this issue is the exception to the rule.  It's all setup to get Laura to Madripoor and while that seems exciting and very personal, that is a story for another issue.  Unfortunately, I can't give this issue high marks.

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Spider-Man and Mary Jane living the married life is something a lot of Spidey fans have been clamoring for and Conway, Stegman, and the rest of the team involved don't disappoint. Despite an odd choice for the villain the group will combat in coming issues I look forward to continuing to follow this story because of what my favorite character now has in common with myself … a normal life.

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This issue was one of the least exciting we've gotten thus far and we still didn't really get any answers. I still really like the art, but this story needs to get where it's going soon because I'm starting to not care.

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If it wasn't for the Thing showing up and being such a jerk, I probably would've enjoyed this issue a lot more. Doom as Iron Man looks really cool and Bendis is setting up what could turn into a pretty fun story. As a single issue though, this was only okay.

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Overall this issue was a mixed bag because while the art does a suitable job of representing event quality comics the story suddenly feels all over the place by introducing new concepts and ideas that feel very out of place from what we were previously reading. A possibly classic personal tale about Spidey has turned into a dimension hopping affair that I feel suits Dr. Who fans more than traditional Spider-Man fans like myself.

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All in all, this is definitely a buy and I can't recommend this enough and can't wait to see what comes in the next issue.

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Tom King continues Batman's quest to get Psycho Pirate from Bane by giving us a glimpse of the plan...maybe.  This story has really turned into an exciting and intriguing caper that is definitely more than meets the eye.  It may be more setup, but I liked it.  I liked it a lot!

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Ben Percy continues his story that started with a ridiculous premise and continued here by giving us no real information, but expecting us to care nonetheless.  I didn't care at all, but I did like Juan Ferreyra's art, but was it enough for me to give it high marks?  Check below for the answer.  Spoiler alert...It wasn't.

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Overall the crossover continues to provide a very intriguing story, with a few different working storylines still all in play, and no confusion in sight. Lloyd Goldfine and Rob David are doing a great job giving each character their voice in a crowded landscape. Meanwhile Freddie E Williams continues to kill art duties and even though the backgrounds in some panels are pretty plain the detail and colors used everywhere else more than make up for the minor hiccup. I would recommend this series to anybody munching on ‘member berries' for these properties or even just looking for an entertaining comic to enjoy. 

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This chapter was a bit of a snooze fest. Selba's story seems to be getting a little side-tracked now and I really don't know where is is going now. The art from Sampere does continue to be good and very pretty to look at. Still keeps that #SexyHarleyTime trend in full force. I'd like to see more of Harley interacting with the actual Injustice story in this run. I get that it takes place during the first game's story and doesn't want to retell it, but I'd kind of like a little more of that.

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Bryan Hitch continues to bring what should be one of DC's biggest books way, way down.  It really is horrible and if not for Neil Edwards' awesome art, this book would have scored much lower. Something needs to be done before things get even more out of hand!

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I am quickly losing interest in this book which is a shame because after the first issue, I thought I was all in.  However, Francis Manapul is in no hurry to give the reader rules and answers and while Clay Mann's art is spectacular, I can't recommend this issue.  Hopefully, Manapul will turn it around quick because there is a lot of potential here and I'd hate to see it go to waste.

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Wade Wilson is back at it again with the crazy fun. Deadpool and Venom go together even better than I expected. I can honestly say I've never had as much fun reading a comic series as I do reading this one.

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This issue was pretty good. We got some backstory on Riri, we got to see her fight. Riri seems like she could be a interesting character but there are some problems in the writing that makes me upset and could tank her. There have been new characters before and they are either embraced or derided based on the writing. Right now there are problems but not enough that I can see that would warrant derision. I hope that the few problems I do have with this get better so this character is better for it. There is a old saying show don't tell, so show us that she is an intuitive smart engineer and can be a hero. 

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This book is bad. Even though the art this issue was slightly better than the other issues, I still didn't enjoy this. I can't say I would recommend it to anyone, Star Wars fans or not.

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Once again I am shocked at the quality of this book. Even though not a lot happens outside of setting up the next issue, it was still a ton of fun and a really quick read.

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This was a really enjoyable issue if you are a fan of James Bond. If you like the Fleming books it has what made those books popular, if you like the movies it has great action and some good wordplay. Basically, this comic is all the best parts of a Fleming book accompanied with visuals that only a comic can provide. The only problem I can really point to is the same problem every action movie has with stupid mooks. So if you like the Bond movies or the Fleming books, or both pick up this comic.

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I personally like to have one mini-series on my pull list as a casual read, with characters I've traditionally enjoyed, and this series undoubtedly checks all those boxes. Fantastic art, by Jon Sommariva, Sean Parsons, and Leonardo Ito, to go along with a creative premise, by Matthew K. Manning, makes this a must buy for any fan of the classic properties meet genre.

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Christopher Priest is beginning to reward those who have been reading his story twice a month while adding a character who is awesome and scary as hell all wrapped up into one.  While the overall story is still a bit of a mystery, the pieces are coming together and I like what I see.  Larry Hama's art is all about the characters and that's good because so is the story.

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Detective Comics is back on top with this issue and after the Monster Men debacle, I am so glad. The Victim Syndicate  continues the idea that Batman's methods need to change and after Tim Drake's death, there isn't really an argument there.  The whole story reads like a scary mystery and Eddy Barrow's art helps that out so much.  Highly recommended.

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Joshua Williamson starts his new arc by giving us an old villain with some new problems and a lot of pretty cool hints at what's to come.  In the here and now, I love seeing Barry and Wally together and this issue shows that Wally has a bit to go before he can be considered a hero.  Felipe Watanabe's art is good and while this issue won't make non fans go gaga, those who've stuck with this book should be pleased.

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This chapter is so great and I absolutely loved it. Sebela's story here really picked up after those two let down chapters and he kicks it right to 11. It's by far my favorite chapter yet. The art by Santucci is pretty good as well, with character's faces still looking off sometimes but not too jarring. Harley's toxic relationship with Joker is explored in more depth that I was really looking for and it's written so amazing here. The mystery of these parallel characters is still wide open and I can't wait for more revelations and the next chapter.

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It was bound to happen eventually and this month we get a down issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws.  Scott Lobdell gives the reader some big Black mask developments, but that doesn't completely shake the feeling that this first arc is starting to drag a bit.  I want the Dark Trinity together and I want it now! 

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This issue of Supergirl didn't knock my socks off.  The main interaction between Kara and Cyborg Superman was decent, but repeated a bit and while the cliffhanger has me excited, nothing else in this issue did much for me.  I liked Brian Ching's art, but cannot recommend this issue.

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Greg Rucka is using this Year One story to remind us how much we love Wonder Woman and we learn about her all over again.  While I love the story, I may love the art even more. Nicola Scott is fighting Liam Sharp as to who is the best Wonder Woman artist nowadays, but the real winner is the reader.  I can't see how any Wonder Woman fan won't fall in love with this issue.

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Call it a clich, but I really can't wait until next month. This book is so good. The story is confusing as hell but also intriguing as hell. I only wish DC had this book so it could come out twice a month. I say it every month, but you really need to pick this up.

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All around, this was probably my favorite issue of the series thus far. We finally get some story progression and the art looked great. It's been rare that those two things have come together throughout this series so here's hoping this starts a new trend.

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Venom Space Knight was consistently one of the highlight B character titles of the All-New All-Different Marvel lineup. I can't recommend this title enough to those of you out there who are super hero comic fans. Even if you only have a small interest in this title or just a general history in anyway with Venom as a character, do yourself a favor and try this out.

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This issue set ups the return of the Defenders of the Earth teaming up to explore the cause of the earthquakes that are occurring around the world. For new readers, you may feel lost with the subtle references regarding the previous storyline. But there is enough in this first issue that may intrigue you to continue this new series.

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While the I Am Suicide story is a little more subtle than I thought it would be, this issue hit most of the right notes for me and left me satisfied while still wanting so much more.  Selina Kyle stole the show while hardly being in the issue and Batman kicks ass...and may not have been in the issue either.  Tom King and Mikel Janin are turning what could be a straight up action fest into a smart and intriguing mystery.  Sure, there is still action, but it's everything else that has me waiting in anticipation for the next chapter.

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While this issue wants to be topical, the two stories here do not add to anything worthwhile.  The Catwoman story felt forced and rushed and the Prez story was nowhere near the conclusion to the series that it should have been.  The art in both stories was solid, but this is a book that I can't recommend, especially with it's inflated price tag.

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Ben Percy starts another two part story and I already wish it was longer.  Not because I like it, but because it needed more setup and explanation.  I like the concept of murder mystery on a train full of dignitaries, but without any background, it falls flat.  I did love Juan Ferreyra's art, but in the end, I can't really recommend this issue.

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Bits and Pieces:I was just so iffy with this chapter. The writing is really good. The art gets better only halfway through the chapter and then it's really good. However, it was a meaty chapter. I just did not like how fast Harley fell for this other Joker so fast, after we established how she's trying to restart her life in a Harley direction, not in Joker's. Her future self telling this story tells us how much she regrets it, but I think we needed more time to gradually get to her mistake.

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Bryan Hitch continues to destroy one of DC's biggest books and he seems to be doing it with zeal.  This story continues the trend of confusing storytelling being shoved at the reader as a mystery and I've had enough.  Neil Adam's does his best to save this sinking ship, but at this point, I'd abandon ship if I were you.  It can't be this bad, right?  No, it's worse!

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This is far from a perfect issue, but it's good enough for me to recommend it.  Sure, the dialogue isn't great and the transition from last issue to this one was confusing, but I found myself enjoying it more than I thought I would.  I think it's the combination of Fernando Blanco's art and Steve Orlando's undying faith in his main character (and his faith in Apollo) that is starting to win me over.  I can't say it's my favorite book yet, but it's easily a guilty pleasure so far.

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Save your money since the answers are coming out in the Marvel Now line of books being published currently anyway. You'll find answers there before this will event even sniffs the finish line anyway.

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While I wonder about the viability of this series beyond potential tie-in status, or if there are even plans for it to continue after this, right now it's providing some good insight into the inner workings of New U, the company responsible for providing Spider-Man so many problems lately.  

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Despite what felt like a mildly rushed conclusion in this issue, Spider-Man Deadpool continues to be one of the All-New All-Different lineups highlight comedy adventure books. With the abundance of Spider-Man and Deadpool titles that flood the market, it may be easy to overlook their team-up book, but Kelly and McGuinness are doing a hell of job at continuing to make this a must read each month for me. 

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This issue is simply the cherry on top to a perfectly crafted sundae, a very unique addition to the Marvel super hero genre.

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All in all this issue kept up intriguing me and giving me enough answers to my questionsto not get pissed. It balanced the questions and answers very well. The art was amazingin both the style of the drawing and the use and restraint of color. There is a greatamount of action as well and done right so that the pacing is on point.

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If you haven't seen the movie yet you won't feel left out. Your provided with enough dialogue to get a feel for the characters. This is plenty of action and humor in this debut issue. The story even wraps up the arc in the debut issue. After reading you'll still feel like it's a cliffhanger only cause you want to continue on this journey with Wolfcop and his best buddy Willie right away.

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Deathstroke continues getting better and better and it's not because of over the top action, but the cat and mouse game that our main characters are involved in.  You don't know who to trust here and quite frankly, I wouldn't trust anyone.  It's great to see Rose and Batman work together, but the interaction between Deathstroke and Damian was priceless.

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James Tynion IV is off to a good start as we look a little at the past while being forced into the future,  While I have no idea how good the Victim Syndicate will be as a villain group, I loved the cameos in this issue and the character interactions were great.  Add some good art and we have a series that is coming back from a bye and kicking ass and taking names!

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This was an okay issue of the Flash that was elevated by a couple huge reveals and a sense of Rebirth importance.  I wish we could get more of the three Flashes and also of Jorge Corona's art because it feels like the book is beginning to get better.  It's not there quite yet, but let's keep out fingers crossed.

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I was a little let down with this chapter. I was pretty bored with it. It wasn't bad but not as good as I was expecting. As I turned the pages, I was expecting more. Most of it was fighting with Harley monologuing to herself. The writing for it though is really good and the art from Daniel Sampere continues to deliver. Maybe I just wasn't into it. But, with an awesome cliffhanger, I'm still very interested in continuing the story and can't wait for chapter 5.

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If you love Wonder Woman than this issue is your invitation to celebrate what makes her great by a huge creative team that loves her just as much (or more) than you.  It's an oversized issue stuffed with stories and art and I'm sure that everyone will find plenty to love.  This isn't a history lesson for newcomers, but a true celebration of one of the best and most important characters ever created.

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The Clone Conspiracy rolls as the villains take the spotlight here. While overall this was an entertaining flashback issue, filling in the blanks of how Otto got from point A to point B, it wasn't necessarily a required buy unless you're a “collect em all” kind of person.

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All in all this issue was very uneven. The T'challa part was awesome. The Dajia partwas neat. The whole revolutionary part was weird and like last arc came off preachy.The weird part is, is I don't exactly know what he was trying to preach about. It is likeseeing a man on a soapbox on the corner yelling something but he is talking in adifferent language, a language I do not understand. As always the art is really good thisissue so hopefully this whole revolution part can get done and over with because it isterrible.

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This book has never been easy to decipher. But while more and more questions keep getting raised with very few answers, it's finally getting me interested again. I hope this quality keeps up around the level of the first arc, instead of down where we've been since then.

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Cullen Bunn has Deadpool on lock. The guy just knows how to write Wade Wilson. Salve Espin's art is great and the supporting characters are awesome. This book really is a good time.

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It's hard for me to give a great score to an issue that was purely setup for the rest of the series, but I liked it enough. I'm definitely intrigued to see what Doom's endgame is with all of this.

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This was a good issue. There was action, and excitement. There was great tension andresolution. I honestly can not wait to see what happens next. There is nothing I likemore than watching super powered royal family politics. What will happen next? I cannot wait.

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Our Faiths learn to work together to take down the villain still at large at a comic convention. We continue to see Faith grow as a character as she protects her city, new friends and fellow con-goers. You get plenty of easter eggs and a classic superhero story to keep a smile on your face.

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This was a great first issue. It got me hooked in. Honestly, I haven't read a first issue this good ever I think. I have great hope for this series and can not wait to read more. Definitely check this out and put it on your pull list. 

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While I was hoping that Tom King and Mikel Janin would knock my socks off, they just gave us a solid start to the I AM SUICIDE arc. Underneath it all was a sly sense of humor that I loved, but this issue just made me look forward to the next and hopefully a little more to sink my teeth into. This issue was good, just not great.

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It feels like this story got away from Ben Percy a bit.  This issue has some setup, some forced situations and a green message that just didn't feel right.  In the end, this issue and the whole Island of Scars arc can be avoided by everyone that hasn't made a stupid commitment to review every damn issue, every damn week!

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After a decent start, Bryan Hitch gives us an ill defined story, some forced moments and a whole lot of nothing.  This issue confirms that Hitch does not know how to end a story and because of that, I give this issue a certain score that nobody wants.

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Francis Manapul has a winner with Trinity.  The story is full of smiles and mysteries and the pacing is just about perfect.  That combined with his incredible art makes me wish this was a bi-monthly book because I can't wait a whole month for the next issue.  

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Chapter 2 was a nice second half to the "All Bad Things Must End" story. Christopher Sebela really knows how to right Harley so well and shows he really knows the world he's working with. The art from Tom Derenick was awesome and very colorful. With this series, there doesn't to seem to be any required reading or playing to just jump into this comic, which you so definitely should.

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I loved this chapter, as much as I've loved the series so far. “Sidekicks” Part 1 really delves into Harley's love for her new goons. Let me just say, if you still haven't jumped in, pick these 3 chapters up and follow it. The art is so nice and these writers have really captured Harley's character so well as we continue her life post-Joker in this Injustice world.

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While an issue of Deadpool saving a suicidal girl may not sound great, it really was just that.  Seeing Deadpool do his best and then realize his best just wasn't good enough (that should be a song!) put a smile on my face and made my day.  I can't say this story had a happy ending, but it did have a real ending.  In a book known for it's jokes and gross-out humor, this issue was a very pleasant surprise.

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This is down issue for me, yet I'm still giving it an 8. That's how good this series is. Jeff Lemire hasn't let me down with this character yet, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he wraps all of this together. Seriously, read this book.

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Every month I find myself hoping I like this book, and every month I'm disappointed. This one wasn't quite as bad as the last issue, but it's still nothing to be excited about reading.

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This is definitely a setup issue for what should be an awesome finish. I still want to see what happens to Han in this race and find out who the traitor is, but it would've been nice to get a little bit more progression with this one. Luckily, the art is still great.

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Once again we have another issue that doesn't hit any of the same notes as the movie. This gets a little bump for doing a pretty good job on the big death at the end, but that's about it.

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To sum things up, Clone Conspiracy, the Spider event of 2016, is off to a pretty epic beginning. If you've missed the classic Spider-Man feels and vibe this is a huge step back in that right direction for long time Spider-Man fans. The villains, Parker luck, and even certain story beats are all here for anybody to enjoy a classic new age tale.  The formation of the villains as a team run by Jackal could rival any version of the Sinister Six only this time with an added mental dimension to the game Spider-Man may not be ready to tangle with based on this issues ending. I'm extremely anxious to see what next.

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The Unbelievable Gwenpool gets back on track, with an oink-oink here and an oink-oink there, which is actually a very good thing, believe me. Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru provide us with a light hearted entertaining book that is nothing but a pleasure to look at. When this creative team gets together there's not a thing I would change and it's always worth a buy. 9.0/10var linkwithin_site_id = 2203111;

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Even though the team is officially disbanded, they still end up working together to create a really fun issue that sets the stage for a huge battle next month. This is one of the most surprisingly good titles I'm reading.

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I keep liking this book more and more.  While Batman's appearance feels a bit forced, it's fun and promises even more fun in the near future.  The characters, story and art are top notch and I can start recommending this series to everyone.

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This finale was just awful.  Steve Orlando forces an ending onto the reader that is rushed, forced, doesn't make sense and is an insult to everyone involved.  It's bad enough that it hijacked three books for a month, but it's also the worst thing that has come out of Rebirth so far.  The only positive is that we can get back to our regular stories now.  At least we have that!

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The Godspeed arc closed with a whimper and after all the setup, I felt a little cheated and a little disappointed.  Everything is left open to return to later, but right now I am just glad to move on.  If you've been waiting for Wally to step up his game (like me) than you will get enough here to justify the purchase.  Other than that, this whole series has been to much "meh" for my tastes.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws continues being one of my favorite Rebirth titles and we haven't even gotten the full Outlaws up and running!  Scott Lobdell and Dexter Soy make this book so much fun to read, even when the story itself is far from lighthearted.  The only thing I'd change about this book is getting it twice a month!

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This issue was a bit of a downer and while that sort of thing happens, it's a shame it happened so early in the series.  Steve Orlando seems to still be searching for this book's focus and while Brian Ching's art was good, it wasn't as good as the last issue.  I still am hoping to fall in love with this book, I just haven't been able to yet.

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While I am curious to see how others feel about this issue, I liked it as another piece of the larger puzzle that is Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman story.  This issue falls somewhere between Year One and the Lies, yet sheds light on both stories.  I loved the art and the ending left me wanting a lot more which I think was Greg Rucka's plan in the first place. Mission accomplished!

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Tom Taylor gives the reader a pretty kick ass start to the Enemy of the State story and I'm all in. Things are about to get very bloody and it's not only exciting, it's personal.  While the issue may be more recap than long time readers would like, I appreciated it and think that anybody looking to jump on this book would as well.  Really, there is no reason not to join the party this month!

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The setup and construction of the story so far deserves much more credit than that because it's been a heartfelt affair with spot on characterization for everyone involved.  As a long time reader and Spider-Man fan I'm riding high at the moment and hope this trend continues. 

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Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello give readers a bit of a solo Deadpool issue, but it all leads to the Mercs for Money.  A new Mercs for Money.  A fun, new Mercs for Money.  Deadpool is one of those books that gives you what you expect, but if that's what you like, you know you'll like it.  This issue has the added bonus of being a good jumping on point for new readers and in the end, it's just a good issue.

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It's Deadpool and Venom, y'all! If you're looking for a fun comic that adds some cool backstory to one of Spider-Man's best villains and Marvel's best heroes, check this out. It definitely didn't disappoint.

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Not a great issue, not a bad issue. Nothing here is going to suddenly make you a Scarlet Witch fan, but if you've been reading up to this point, there's no reason you won't be alright with this one.

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We're introduced to the rest of the Generation Zero team. Although the story doesn't move along much. We learn more about these characters. Now that the team is formed and have their first lead we can really start to figure out what's going down in Rook city. 

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This is a really good start to the next phase of the injustice story. Christopher Sebela and Pop Mhan give new readers a great jumping on point and veterans a smile worthy recap to the entire series. It's all told through the eyes of Harley Quinn and Sebela seems to already "get" what made her the best character in this entire series. Just when I thought I was out...

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This isn't just another disappointing issue of the Monster Men crossover, but my least favorite issue so far.  The story and art were both lacking and I'm now officially looking past this nonsense and wanting our regular stories back right now.  Please, give us our regular stories back!!!

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If you have been enjoying Green Arrow up until now, I think that will continue this week.  If you haven't given it a try, this issue is as good as any as a jumping on point...maybe even better.  The character interactions, art and growing mystery make this easy to recommend.

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This was a great comic book interpretation of two classic 80's toy properties turned cartoon.  I'm a big fan of how DC has put out various different mini-series over the last few years to hit everyone's particular sweet spot. With He-Man/Thundercats, they have found mine and I'm sure I'm not alone. The art by Freddie L. Williams colored by Jeremy Colwell with an intriguing story put forth by Rob David and Lloyd Goldfine is definitely worth the price of admission. I'm not a cover guy either but I think I need the connecting good vs bad guys covers to frame and enjoy while dazing off at work.   

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Bryan Hitch slows things down and concentrates on his characters and I liked the results.  It's more personal than the global threat the League just faced and that makes it all the better.  In fact, this is my favorite Bryan Hitch Justice League issue so far  and I hope that's something I can keep on saying in weeks to come.

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Steve Orlando does a good job with the start of this mini.  Sure, the beginning falls into the same trap that the last series did with the dialogue, but it quickly calms down and gives us some really good moments.  The art was good and helped tell the story and it all ends with a cliffhanger that really couldn't have gotten any more personal.

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I imagine it's not an easy task for a writer to make one of Marvel's goofiest characters someone you can truly feel for. However that's exactly what Gerry Duggan is able to do here, with surprisingly great effect, while keeping you anticipating the stories return in Marvel Now.

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I'm not sure how many people are still sticking with this series, but while the last two issues have been a bit of a letdown, I'm in until the end.  I hope it picks back up because when David F. Walker is good...he's great.  Sadly, this issue is not good or great, but pretty average.

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I'm admitting that I'm a Spider-Man fanboy through and through however I have also read a ton of the All New All Different Marvel lineup and this is one of the books I've been having the most fun with. This issue continues the series trend of strong art, well-constructed story beats, and jokes that hit the mark. If you have any love for either of the two title characters in this book you won't regret jumping in at any point. 8.0/10

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All in all, it looks as if the story is moving towards a crescendo. A showdown between the Sarge and Luke Skywalker seems to be inevitable. 

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The Ultimates is trying. How it's forced to tie into the very early beginnings of Civil War II is criminal at this point, but Al Ewing is still able to make it work.  This is a good book, crafted with care, with ties to the Marvel Universe past and present. I just can't shake this feeling the Ultimates could be enjoyed at a much higher level minus its tie-in status outside this current Marvel timeline.  

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This one wasn't quite as good as the last issue, but it was still a lot of fun. It wrapped up most of the story threads going on and gave us some new rules moving forward if Marvel brings it back in Marvel NOW 2.0. My only hope is that, if they do bring it back, they keep this creative team together.

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While Christopher Priest seems to have signed up for this book only to confuse people, he finally lets his guard down a bit and gives the reader some pretty cool story with a promising cliffhanger.  Joe Bennett's art makes it all look great and while I still can't recommend this to everyone, it's getting there.

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Steve Orlando ups the stakes in this Night of the Monster Men crossover issue, but the thing I liked the most was his concentration on our heroes.  A couple of the characters step it up big time here, but the book ends by showing us that things are going to get a lot worse before they get any better.  I can't say that I am excited for this story as a whole just yet, but this issue might be the start of me getting there.

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While I was hoping that the Godspeed reveal last issue would send this book up to another level, Joshua Williamson spends a good amount of time catching everyone up and then forces most of what pushes it forward.  I liked the art in this issue, but the story just didn't do it for me.  Godspeed has made it personal, but at the end of the day, I'm not sure I care.

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Tom Taylor and Ig Guara do their best to make this Civil War II tie-in issue important, but in the end, it's as unnecessary as most of the other tie-ins have been.  We get some good interaction between Laura and Old Man Logan, but by the end, everybody presses the big, old reset button and we move on from there.  I won't lie...there aren't many reason not to skip this issue.

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There is not much forward progress in this issue, but what it does an excellent job of is recapping Otto's current predicament for anyone who hasn't consistently read Spider-Man comics over the last few years. The art by Giuseppe Camuncoli continues to be some of my favorite at Marvel with his action scenes always a treat to look at.

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The bottom line is this is not a well written or constructed comic event in any way shape or form and now that's it's hit delays, has become utterly pointless. Continuity is loose as a goose and not followed, resurrection, killing, and now destruction is abound just because the author demands it, so save your money. Go buy a large coffee and donut instead...at least you'll have some satisfaction from spending five dollars on something worthwhile. Bendis has turned Ulysses into nothing more than an uninteresting plot device, taking down heroes left and right, while the only death I'm interested in going forward from the author is Ulysses' himself. Bits and Pieces:Marvel needs to do better because, other than Spider-Man, I'm losing interest in the future of their comics at a rapid pace.

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This issue slows down a little bit from the last one with not as much action going on, but we get some awesome progression of the story. The book looks fantastic and is set up for a kick ass ending.

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I really enjoyed where Bendis took this book, changing Tony Stark's history while keeping Iron Man's origin the same. Combine that with Maleev's great art, and you've got a great book. I can't wait to see how they continue this story after Civil War II.

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I didn't like this issue, it's as simple as that. From the cartoon-y art to the fact that absolutely nothing happened, I just can't get into the story. I definitely can wait until the next issue.

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The fight turned team-up between Spidey and Venom was much appreciated from someone who's enjoyed both characters since their creation. If you haven't yet given Robbie Thompson and this title a chance, grab the first arc, catch up and jump in with the rest of us. You won't regret it!

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This isn't a book you can jump into and fully enjoy. You need to read this from start to finish and appreciate the entire masterpiece to get the full effect of its utter creepiness. There continues to be little bad to say about Vision as it remains the title, from the All-New All-Different Marvel lineup, that deserves your attention the most. Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Jordie Bellaire have come together to craft the perfect twelve issue mini-series, so keep a spot on your bookshelf warm.  Vision and his family's journey ends next month and I can't wait for the undoubtedly heart breaking send off. 

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Inherently, last issues are difficult to review because you want to try and provide everyone with a few thoughts while leaving the mystery open to those truly interested in seeing a story through to its conclusion. If you take away anything from this blurb at all it would be to buy this book. In today's comic landscape,  it's exceedingly rare, when reboots and relaunches rule the sales charts, for a superhero comic to have a coherent beginning, middle and end to a story. X-O Manowar has proven this tried and true formula of storytelling can produce top notch entertainment when given the time to grow. I want more like it.

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We find the story based in Alaska. Mike Mignola & Chris Roberson begin a new tale for Hellboy. Hellboy is sent to investigate an undocumented species. We're introduced to a new B.P.R.D. affiliate, Woodrow Farrier joining Hellboy. The investigation leaves Hellboy and Woodrow in an even worst position. This is a great jumping on point for new readers to get into Hellboy. The art alone sells this book!8/10var linkwithin_site_id = 2203111;

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Eliot Rahal, Daniel Kibblesmith and Kendall Goode finish up this initial arc of The Doorman and if you are a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, good books, laughing...you need to pick up the whole series. I haven't made any bones about it, I love it and I want more!

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The Night of the Monster Men is upon us, but all I can muster up is a lukewarm response.  Steve Orlando sets up his story here and while there isn't anything "wrong" with it, I find myself not really caring either way.  I did like Riley Rossmo's art. but if things don't heat up quick, I will likely check out until the regular run is back underway.

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Ben Percy ends his Sins of the Mother mini arc with a whole lot of action and while I had fun, it was a bit forced.  Still, it doesn't take itself too seriously and it looks amazing!  This Emiko story has put Green Arrow back up their with my favorites of Rebirth.

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Brian Buccellato ends the Injustice prequel comic with a bit of a whimper.  While I think he did a fine job getting us to the end (or beginning?!?), the whole thing seemed to hang around a little too long.  As a whole, I loved this series, really liked Year Five and was slightly disappointed by the ending.

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My gut feeling is to give this a certain F-U score, but I don't want anyone to think I enjoyed this issue at all.  As a single issue, it's bad, but as the finale of the first Rebirth arc, it's unforgivable.  The reader is left confused and guessing as the heroes tell us it's not actually over.  Oh, it's over!  In fact, it never should have even started!

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Francis Manapul starts off his series, not with a bang, but by catching up the reader before moving forward.  He does a good job of getting these familiar strangers together and I am intrigued to see where it is all heading.  His art is simply incredible and I could spend a long time just staring at the pages he gives us here.  All in all, this was a good start to a series I now have high hopes for.

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Overall, I came into this ready to see some awesome Black Panther story and was hit by bad allegory. I would only recommend someone read this if they like reading bad stories. The art was really good, but there is that old saying about turning stuff like this into shinola.

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Overall, I really enjoyed this issue. It got me excited for the next issue and brought me into the story going on. While it was a little hamfisted with Tony's emotional state at the moment, I can understand that it's all to get everyone up to speed. The only real glaring issue with this issue (teehee) is the art. The art threw me off... the faces come off weird and it seems under detailed.  The art doesn't bring the issue down that much though and I still enjoyed the issue.

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This issue is a big step up from last month. The art and story go together perfectly and it's pretty entertaining. I still want more progression with the actual story that's going on, but this was fun. I'm hoping this is a good sign for the series moving forward.

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To sum things up this was a completely disjointed issue, which made some chaotic attempts towards the end of the story to try and pull everything together, but ultimately failed to succeed in anyway for this reader. I still remain a fan of Spider-Man 2099 but this book has turned into Everybody 2099 and that's not what I signed up for.

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Well, here we go again. I don't like this book. It's just not something I think is necessary, and on top of that, it's not very good. This type of huge, grand story is made for the silver screen, not a comic book.

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All books go through peaks and valleys and I feel that's all that happened here. A two issue team-up between Miles and Gwen, while interesting at first, fell a little flat for me towards the end. Hastings' jokes, however, remain a saving grace. I find him able to hit my funny bone throughout the book and I love how the writer can always be counted on for a few good belly laughs each issue regardless of the subject matter presented. Despite various story elements coming up a little flat this issue, the title overall remains one of Marvel's highlight comedies. Give Gwenpool a shot.

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This Civil War II tie-in surprised me by actually not being too bad. It was pretty fun, but I really didn't like the characterization of Captain America. I want to get  moving on the real story of this title, but I guess I'll have to wait at least another month for that.

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Charles Soule put together a pretty solid tie-in with this issue. The mix of fighting and rational thinking was a nice change of pace from the rest of Civil War II, and it looks like an awesome Iron Man vs. Inhumans fight is on the horizon.

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We get to see Faith and Archer team up once again and have some fun at a comic convention.  While it feels like a filler issue. We still get introduced to a new villain up to no good.

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This book wants to come across as mysterious and intriguing, but I am actually just getting bored with it.  The story is moving at a snails pace and while Christopher Priest tries to make it feel bigger, it feels very small.  Everything here is middle of the road and if it doesn't improve soon I may have to check out.  The cliffhanger does hold some promise...I just hope it happens soon!

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This was a very good and emotional issue that lost some of it's impact with the sudden revelation at the end.  However, that same cliffhanger set this story (and the rest of the DCU) into a bigger picture mode that I can't wait to see more of.  Everyone interested in the overall Rebirth story should pick this up and read it immediatley as well as Tim Drake fans everywhere.

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The wait is over and we do find out who Godspeed is.  My problem isn't with who it is or why they are doing what they are doing...no, my problem is that it all falls a bit flat and just feels like setup.  I really liked Carmine Di Giandomenico's art and have faith that Joshua Williamson will blow my mind eventually...I just wish it was now.

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After seeing the heroes (and villains) of the other Universe get teleported last week, it was odd to go back in time to see how it happened.  Actually, that would have been okay, but this just seemed like it was released out of sequence and knowing what already happened takes away the tension.  I hope Buccellato and Company have something big planned for the last issue because this was really sub par.

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While this issue may be the last bit of setup before the series really starts going, I still enjoyed it.  This book is just fun and if you can put your ideas that comics have to change the world behind you, I think you can enjoy it as much as me.  

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Another week and another amazing issue of Wonder Woman.  Greg Rucka continues his fairy tale-like (re)telling of Wonder Woman's origin and I loved every minute of it.  This issue has the bonus of connecting some major parts to the Lies story and it simply looked great.  Everyone should be reading Wonder Woman!

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Mark Waid sets up the All New Wasp for her own book, but not much more.  Sure, we get a couple of Civil War II pages and an attempt to end the conflict, but it all goes back to Nadia.  The story and art were pretty middle of the road and while I wasn't upset I read it, nothing here grabbed me.

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There's not a lot of action this go round. This issue seems to primarily focus on trying to strengthen the plot. While there is so much that you could do with this story, I feel like I'm a little underwhelmed with what is presented here. The art is not bad but I am starting to think that the Daredevil costume itself is starting to bother me a little. There just doesn't seem to be anything that stands out to me about it like in previous costumes. It's just kind of there. I would like to see the story and action pick up some next issue. While I am trying to remain patient and optimistic, I feel like the flames need to get turned up on this one.

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This issue can best be summed up in the words of the only remaining Merc for Money, Massacre... “Adios” to the first iteration of the Merc$ for Money, we hardly knew ye.

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I absolutely love this series. Jeff Lemire is weaving an amazing story with Moon Knight. Even though I miss Greg Smallwood's art, the story more than makes up for it. Sure, I have no clue what exactly is going on, but I can't wait to find out.

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While it would be hard to top last issue's epic conclusion to Gotham's story, Tom King gets very close this week.  I love Gotham Girl and seeing her in such a bad place was gut wrenching, but only lead to a great moment where we see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Of course, that tunnel is going to lead Batman to some pretty bad places, but that's the fun of it all, right?  The story, characters and art (by Ivan Reis this week) are top of the class and this issue is just one more reason that Batman is my favorite Rebirth book.  Now, I have to go find my tissues.

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The first issue of Everafter has me confused in a good way and I can't wait to learn more about these characters and their world.  Dave Justus and Matthew Sturges do a good job of getting the reader (almost) up to speed and then pulling the rug from under them and making them scramble for their lives.  Travis Moore contributes his usual kick ass art and we are left with a debut that has me excited to dig into more right now! 

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While I was worried about this story going in, I really enjoyed reading it.  It is an Emiko story, but there is still plenty of Ollie, just enough Shado and lots of action.  Sure, it's a ton of recap and setup, but the art was really good and I am looking forward to the next chapter in this arc.

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This was a really quick issue that was here to get more of the pieces in place before the end...which may be here.  The story and art were good, not great and I hope that Buccellato is not actually done because this would serve as a bit of a lackluster ending to one of my favorite series.

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While it's hard to figure out who the real villain is in the Justice League book, the real villain in Bryan Hitch.  His story is convoluted, confusing and worst of all, boring.  Really, it is awful and everyone should stay far away from it until DC gets wise and puts a new writer on it.

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While I wasn't a huge fan of the Supergirl Rebirth issue, I had a really good time with this one.  Steve Orlando shows us the difficulties facing Kara in her new life, but the cliffhanger showed they may have only just begun.  Throw in the Danvers doing their best as new parents and a great art style by Brian Ching and I am happy to say that I am now fully on board with this book and can't wait to continue on with Steve Orlando's Supergirl.  

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Marguerite Bennett and Elsa Charretier give fans of Bombshells a great story and the beginning of a new team.  The added bonus is that it is a great jumping on point for new readers as well.  This issue has me totally onboard with this series going forward and is even forcing me to read back issues to catch up.  Yes, it's that good.  The combination of story and art is actually beyond good and if the Bombshell's Universe intrigues you, grab this issue and get totally hooked.  I know I did!

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Tom Taylor uses this Annual to give fans a fun, body switching story and if you are a sucker for that like myself, you will love it.  Everything here, from the characters to the art, pushes the wacky story forward and when it ended, I wanted so much more.  Please have this happen some more!

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Dan Slott is currently weaving what seems to be a new take on a classic Spider-Man tale. I just can't state enough how much I've loved the Before Dead No More story arc. The Amazing Spider-Man title currently has years of stories finally merging together and I love when you put in that commitment to a comic and it all starts to pay off in new and interesting ways . The mystery of what the Jackal is up to, who exactly he is, why he has returned, and who he is bringing back with him has me gobbling up each issue while my brain is spinning like a top trying to guess what will happen next.  Basically, Dan Slott is making Spider-Man great again!

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If you have been reading Drax, this issue is par for the course.  If you haven't been, but are looking for a fun, action packed book, give it a try.  You get Fin Fang Foom as a farmer, Drax kicking dragon butt and a lame ass Planet Terry.  What else could you ask for?

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I love this book so much that even a setup issue gets high marks from me.  Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder keep giving us more character development the more of know of every character in this book, the more I fall in love with them.  If you are looking for a great all-ages book with a spunky and intelligent lead, look no further.  Plus, it's got a dinosaur and who doesn't love that?!?

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This is the Civil War II tie-in for those who hate Civil War tie-ins.  Nick Kocher tosses the Civil War garbage out the window and away we go. Add Gwenpool and some baby powder into the stew and we get an issue that may not be mind bending, but was a lot of fun.  These days, I'll take it!

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Spider-Man 2099 doesn't have to be such a serious book and when the character stops brooding and gets to play in his own timeline, the title really shines. I hope the book stays on this crazy train for a few more issues because my head is out the window, the wind is blowing in my face, and I'm finally having a blast again!

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This issue takes the smallest of steps back from the first two, but it's still great! Liu and Brooks have Han Solo as a character down, and I can't wait to see where they go from here.

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This was a middle of the road issue that didn't upset me, but didn't really impress me either.  The Thunderbolts vs the Squadron Supreme brought the action, but little else.  In the end. it seemed to be a place holder until next month's big Civil War tie-in issue.

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I love me some Ninjak and issue nineteen is no exception to this rule. Despite my initial shock of reading about Grandpa Ninjak, the catch up page and some good writing helped bridge the gap for what I missed and I was off and running in no time.  We also get a backup story, as usual, which ties the future into the present in a very clever way. It's an excellent touch the team uses to keep all moving parts knit together well.  I continue to like where this series is going and can't wait to see how this arc impacts Ninjak in both timelines moving forward.

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I don't really know what's going on, but I'm excited as hell to see where it goes from here. Colin Lorimer has put together two issues that are almost completely set-up, but it's still awesome. I really can't wait until the next issue. I just hope the story lives up to the promise of these two issues.

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There is so much stuff going on in these first two issues and even though I don't have any idea where the story is going from here, I'm excited to see how Caitlin Kittredge fleshes out the characters. I have a lot of unanswered questions that I'm ready to see answered in the coming issues.

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This was a fun little one-shot Suicide Squad story by the daddy of the whole damn thing.  In the end, nothing and everything happens which is par for the course for the Squad.  One mission just leads to the next, but it was fun to ride along with John Ostrander as he takes another spin around the block.  He still has it and I hope DC let's us see more of it in the near future.

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Brian Buccellato introduces us to the heroes that will eventually save the day and it's like having dj vu all over again.  While their Earth seems like a grand old time compared to the one we've been dealing with, Buccellato shows us there is trouble in paradise which will have to be dealt with before anyone is saving anybody.  The story and art were excellent and the cliffhanger makes me wish this book came out every day!

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Deadpool has been dealing with his own version of a Civil War, and while it's a pleasant distraction from the slog the main event has become, I look forward to the book more now that the team infighting has come to an end to see where we go from here. 

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Even though not a lot happened in this issue, I found it enjoyable to read. It was a real quick read that provided a lot of information going forward with the story. This is one title I didn't really expect to like, but I seem to come away from every issue feeling satisfied with what I read.

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Even though this was a down issue of Nighthawk, I still am on the trolley going forward.  Part of it is because of the awesome cliffhanger, but also because David F. Walker is giving fans a book based on the brutal reality that is our world.  This issue wasn't the best, but it still was important.

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I won't say that this issue didn't have promising moments, but none of them seemed to follow through. Power Man and Iron Fist should be good, ass-kicking fun, but this was just a bunch of talk without much movement forward. I'm over the tie-in craze at Marvel and just need them to focus on the stories they're telling.

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I definitely enjoyed this issue for what it was, which was basically a big space battle. Those are always fun and Jorge Molina's action scenes were beautiful. If you're a fan of the movies, I don't see why you wouldn't enjoy this title.

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There is no reason to even have this title out there other than Marvel to make some more money off the massive success that was The Force Awakens. It was an awesome movie, but that doesn't mean it makes an awesome comic book.

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While I've never been a big Inhumans fan, this was a pretty enjoyable issue centering around Grid and his time in his homeland. The art looked great and this book could have big implications moving forward.

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Not only are two of my favorite characters duking it out on the pages, just like old times, but Robbie Thompson and the art team give this book a compelling narrative to follow and look forward to here and each and every issue.

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If you're intimidated by the scope of a book like Web Warriors, I don't blame you. But if you give it a try and jump in, I think you'll really have a good time. Not only is this book is fun, but you get to see so many different iterations of classic characters.

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Overall I'm sad to see the publisher and creative team of X-O actually go through with their plans to stop the series at fifty issues, but I love how they are going out with a cannonball style splash.  The story is crafted perfectly with all the players in X-O's universe uniting to make a last stand and fight off an ultimate threat to this planet.  If you're a sucker for canon and continuity, Venditti has it all coming together here in a nice little package as our final arc wraps up leaving me excited for the big conclusion. As they say all good things must come to an end. 

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Brian Buccellato gives us revenge served cold (it's in the Arctic!), a cool fight and the means to this book's end. The issue flew by in a good way and the art was mostly great. I can't say that a book with five years of comic history will ever have a good jumping on point, but if you've been reading, you should be satisfied with this chapter.

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Christopher Priest continues from his Rebirth issue by showing us more of Deathstroke's world and it's a world of crosses, double crosses, triple...you get the idea.  Nobody can be trusted, everyone has an angle and we are right there in the middle of it with our favorite anti-hero.  It looks like things are going to get worse before they get better and if the cliffhanger can be believed, clothes not only can make the man, but they might just kill him as well.

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This was a down issue of Detective Comics.  It is full out setup and while it sets up some pretty good stuff, we are forced to wait until at least next issue for any sort of payoff.  Throw in some of the worst art this series has seen so far and this is the first issue of Rebirth Detective Comics that I can't outright recommend.

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Joshua Williamson continues his slow burn Godspeed story, but the forced nature of relationships in this book is starting to bring me down.  The issue ends with a pretty emotional and heart wrenching cliffhanger, but after so many issues, I want to knwo what's going on and move forward with it.  Is that too much to ask?  I think not!!!

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This issue did more for me than the last one, but it still left me wanting more out of the story. Natasha is always an intriguing character to explore, I just wish the story intrigued me as much as the character herself. It's not bad. It's just not fantastic either.

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The writing and art team had too much of a good thing going for the pace to slow to a crawl for the sole reason of pleasing Marvel editorial. While I'm still on board to follow the Ultimates, I really want our main story to keep moving forward and have this book escape Event tie-in status. Ultimately, there is fun to be had in small doses here when the book isn't forced to retread familiar territory.

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If you've been a fan of Gwenpool from the beginning, this is more of the same to keep you interested in the premise of a new arc going forward. If you're still one of those people on the fence regarding this character and her namesake title, I think this issue and book overall would go a long way towards charming that cold, cold heart of yours. Basically, Gwenpool is worth the open spot on anybody's pull list that's looking for a top of the line comedy adventure.

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This issue didn't follow through on the action that was promised at the end of the last issue. It all felt rushed to get to the reveal of the next villains. The art was awesome and made up for the story a little bit, but I'm ready to get back to the original team.

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Needless to say, if you're a fan of the Valiant universe, or even just mystery titles at all, this feels like a worthwhile addition to your pull list. Valiant has added another diverse title to their ever expanding lineup leaving me intrigued to learn more about just what secrets Rook, Michigan contains and what Keisha and Generation Zero can uncover. Even though our namesake heroes don't have a huge presence here, the setup provided to introduce them is extremely intriguing. Give these dark web heroes a try. 8.0/10 var linkwithin_site_id = 2203111;

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This is my favorite issue of Rebirth so far.  It's also one of my favorite issues period and one of the best payoffs to an arc that I've ever read.  It's that good...trust me!  Highly Recommended.

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The first arc of the Rebirth Green Arrow comes to an end and instead of going out with a BANG! it just kind of ends.  It's not that I didn't like what Percy gave us, it just didn't seem big enough after the buildup.  Juan Ferreyra's art was outstanding, however, and the issue ends in very familiar territory...familiar, but very interesting.

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A setup issue with 100% more Deathstroke is 100% more fun than a regular setup issue.  Brian Buccellato proves that this week and I had fun reading this issue.  The cliffhanger promises more fun, but at the end of the day, this is still heavy setup and I have to score it accordingly.

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It's only taken Bryan Hitch a couple of issues to make this book a complete mess.  The story is paper thin and only seems intriguing because we aren't getting any information.  What we have gotten is confusing and uninteresting and makes me want to drop this book right now.  I just may do that.

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I'm using this review to get all my anger out at this being a reboot and not a rebirth.  It's a cleansing exercise and hopefully I can come out of it with a clear vision of what this book is and continue on into the series with a clear head.  I want to enjoy this book because I love Supergirl, but that will have to wait.

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If you go into this book expecting the usual team book, you will be very disappointed. Instead, Mark Waid uses this Civil War II tie-in to explore the philosophical questions of "predictive justice" all wrapped up in a Vision story.  It looks great and feels important enough, but at the end of the day, it is a big setup issue and I have to rate it accordingly.  Vision fans will probably enjoy it the most, but even a hater like me didn't mind my time with it.

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Not that I was on the fence to begin with, because the premise had already sold me, but I'm totally on board for this arc now. This was an excellent issue to setup the coming threat Spider-Man/Peter is going to be facing and I can't wait to see him mix it up with some of these classic characters. The art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and Marte Gracia is the perfect complement to any Spider-Man story. The team really puts together some beautifully fluid action sequences and really, I find it hard to look away from, but in a very good way. Dan Slott is on top of his game here and really has me intrigued where he's going to take this story going forward. This book was, in the words of Stan Lee, Excelsior!

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With the cliffhanger at the end of this issue, I am interested in seeing where this story is going. Charles Soule does a nice job of setting the table here and I am intrigued with the possibilities of how this story will evolve. Overall, there's some potential here.

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If you're a fan of the zany and wackier comic stories of today or even yesteryear, this is a title you'd be thrilled to sit down and read while have a cold drink on a hot day. However, if you're looking for something light on Deadpool that focuses on the side characters in this story, you might want to look elsewhere for now. This is however a Deadpool book that avoids the Civil War hubbub going on so it does have that working for it.  Basically, come for the action, stay for the art, and enjoy a little bit of the Mercs and a whole lot Deadpool.

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I continue to be a big fan of this story and the art. I'd like to get a little more backstory, but I can live with the excitement of seeing what predicament they'll get their way out of next. The only thing that brings this issue down a little bit for me is the same cliffhanger ending we've seen throughout the series. To be honest though, it still leaves me looking forward to the next issue, so I can't hate on it too much.

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Any Weird Science regulars know exactly what that score means. For the record, that isn't me giving up on this series. I'm actually excited where both the story and Wanda as a character go from here. I just don't see why we had to completely interrupt the story that was going on for a pointless Civil War II tie-in. I love to see Wanda growing as a character and standing up for herself, but there are other ways to do that without forcing it in one issue. 

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Spider-Man 2099 will always hold a special place in my heart based solely on nostalgia. However the newest volume and latest issue to this series has failed to truly capture my attention and tying it to Civil War II did nothing to help with that.  I just have no idea what the overarching story is for this title. It feels like every time I pick up an issue the overall goal and purpose for Miguel is fleeting which leads to me feeling like I'm reading a random story of the month that won't get much resolution.  The art has been good and I enjoy seeing the cameos from the long forgotten 2099 cast but it's not enough to hold my attention going forward and the Civil War tie-in is wholly unnecessary. 

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There's a ton to like in this issue overall for any comic fan. We're provided a bunch of answers to some of the titles lingering questions, left with a few more still to solve, and are treated with a new Spidey suit to drool over.  We also get killer art and action sequences drawn by McGuinness and his art team.  To top it off, we get an appearance of a classic and new villain from the past, one we're still guessing the identify of to boot. So yeah, Marvel, more of stories like this please!!!

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This is another stellar issue of the Vision from beginning to end. We're currently all setup for an enormous grand finale, so strap in ladies and gentlemen and forget about trade-waiting. It's going to be a slobber-knocker you won't want to miss.

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I love this series so much!  To a comic book reader, this issue may seem like a lot of setup, but for a D&D fan, this type of issue is just as important as slaying a dragon.  The downtime in a D&D campaign is all about character interaction and development and that's exactly what Jim Zub gives us here.  Couple that with the excellent art by Nelson Daniel and this is an issue and a series that every fantasy fan should grab right now!

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For me, the jury is still out on whether I am looking forward to Christopher Priest's Deathstroke, but I am intrigued.  It's a weird combination of kind of liking what we get here and wanting to know what the hell I just read.  I do know that I really like the art and will be back to hopefully get more of a gage of what's going on and whether I like it or not.

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This is the most action packed issue of this book since Rebirth started, but James Tynion doesn't just rely on that and mail the rest in.  He uses the action to show how far the team has come from top to bottom and I really enjoyed it.  The story moves forward by showing us that the Colony may be an even bigger threat now that they've been put in a corner and Batman and Company are going to have their hands full very soon.  The issue looked great and I am still enjoying the hell out of this series.

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This was a fun issue and that turned out to be both good and bad.  I love seeing Barry in a happy place and could read a whole arc with him training these new Speedsters.  However, Black Hole and it's leader turned out to be less of a threat than I ever imagined and in the end, we are back at square one on the Goodspeed front.  The art was hit and miss this issue, but the story was good enough to keep me fully on board and excited for next issue.

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Call it setup or a bridge or whatever you like, but I call it pretty good and pretty heartbreaking.  Batman was so close to ending Superman's reign in a non-violent way that I could almost taste it, but the carpet was pulled from under his feet.  It's all because of magic, but the issue ends with Batman showing that he has at least one trick left up his sleeve.

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Scott Lobdell keeps giving Red Hood fans a really good book and while I may not have liked this issue as much as the Rebirth one, that's probably because I loved the Rebirth issue so much.  Dexter Soy's art is fantastic and I am really enjoying where this book is right now and am excited to see where it will be going.  From the cliffhanger, we should be getting there sooner than later.

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This is a fun little chapter of Teen Titans Go! that did exactly what I hoped it would do...make me smile. Derek Fridolfs writes and draws the heck out of the Titans and if you are looking for a quick read to put you in a good mood, check it out.

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Greg Rucka takes a well worn story and shows that if you tell it right, it can feel fresh over and over again.  There is nothing here that will shock you, but it still will amaze you with how well it's done.  I am a sucker for origin stories, but even if you're not, you will love this issue for it's great storytelling and insanely great art.  Highly Recommended.

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When a character that's only been around since 1975 is already on its eighth different ongoing series, it's usually not good news. That normally means that a lot of different things have been tried and none have caught on. But Jeff Lemire has taken a whole different approach to the character and is elevating Moon Knight beyond what anyone expected. If you're looking for a great new comic that seems to get better with every issue, you need to check out Moon Knight.

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This issue is a step up from last issue, but still feels padded out.  I'd say it's setup heavy, but it doesn't really set up much.  My biggest complaint is the almost complete lack of anything interesting for Frank Castle to do, let alone the Punisher.  Hopefully that changes soon because I am getting very impatient waiting for something to happen.

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This issue shows that Tom King has a little more in store than just giving us a book with heroes and villains chasing each other around.  Even the concept of "villain" is thrown into a gray area by how you look at things and Batman is caught right in the middle of it.  Right now it's Gotham vs Gotham and I'm not sure who is going to come out on top.

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Green Arrow continues being such a pleasant surprise and Ben Percy strengthens his book by getting Team Arrow back in business.  Diggle and Oliver make such a great team and Percy brings them together in a way that feels natural and awesome.  All the while, we are still left to wonder where every one's allegiances lie and the issue ends with the promise of war.  I can't wait.

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Batman finally catches Superman red handed and the issue ends with the public about to learn the truth.  In the meantime, Lex Luthor continues being awesome and while the issue was pretty much all setup, it looked really good and pushed the story forward.  Not the best issue, but far from the worst.

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I can easily say now that Justice League is my least favorite Rebirth book.  Bryan Hitch just keeps heaping confusing plots on top of convoluted situations and the result is something I don't care anything about.  That also goes for the characters that are so wooden and one dimensional under his hand that I have no connection with them at all.  No connection with the Justice League?  That is something that should be a given going in, but somehow Hitch has severed that tie.  Tony Daniel's art is still the highlight, but it can't make me recommend this book to anyone.  I will repeat myself here...I hate it!

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Chris Samnee and Mark Waid clearly know how to write a spy story, but I feel like I probably need to read the rest of the series to know exactly what's going on. I am interested to see where this leads with the character that pops up at the end. If you've been reading and enjoying this series, definitely pick this up. If not, maybe wait until next month and jump on then.

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There's a reason I've been hearing so much good stuff about Bendis and Maleev working together and I'm glad I decided to check it out. Anyone looking for not only a good Iron Man story, but a good Tony Stark story, should definitely check out this series as we start to move forward with Tony's mother.

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This book is non-stop action and that's good enough for me. I didn't know exactly what was going on, but this issue makes me want to catch up on the rest of the series. The cliffhanger promises even more action next issue and I can't wait.

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On the surface, this issue is all about the fussin' and a fightin', but Mark Waid is also showing us a team coming together and fighting individually, but still for the good of the whole.  The whole thing looks great and while it can be looked at as more of a diversion than an important story, I had fun reading it and sometimes that is more than enough for me.

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With this series I have the first twoissues in print form and the last two in digital. I regret not getting thephysical copies to complete my collection, so I may go pick them up or justwait for the trade. I actually think that it would read much better in onesitting, but even with that said, this is still one of the best books on theracks right now.

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Bits and Pieces:This event has struggled to find its footing since the beginning of the story and it only continues to do so here. Captain Marvel, despite being literally proven wrong, basically goes villain here for the sake of moving the rest of this story forward. The only saving grace of this issue is the art team of David Marquez and Marko Djurdjevic whose character drawings and colors will stand the test of time. Other than that this is a very one sided Civil War. Think of it as basically the Marvel equivalent of the Turkish military trying to overthrow their government.4.5/10var linkwithin_site_id = 2203111;

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Drax is back on track after a down issue and while CM Punk and Cullen Bunn give us a setup issue, I had a lot of fun reading it.  It's brutal, funny and beautiful and while this book is flying under a lot of people's radars, I am enjoying it month in and month out.  

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This issue is a three to four level setup issue and really doesn't move forward much at all. This may be the most crowded book I've ever read and while Paco Medina makes sure the art side of things is awesome, the story just can't get any traction before moving to the next character.  I hope things can come together a bit more because the characters and the story really do interest me.

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This book was a great step movingforward, especially after the annual that I did not really care for. This is myMarvel book of the week foe sure, I still need to read the newest LobsterJohnson before I make my decision for the top book of this week. Be sure tolook for the full review of that series in the next few days.

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A lot goes on in this issue that I also didn't touch on or cover. Venom Space Knight at times can be a difficult comic to sum up and explain into words what exactly occurs because its been more about an internal struggle lately. The series has shed light on Venom's battle of its inner demons and horrid past layered on top of over the top comic book action and I love it. This overall series has given the character of Venom an arc we haven't seen in its history and treads into new exciting territory. I love how Robbie Thompson has basically separated the symbiote as an individual and developed it as its own unique character with a history, home world, and customs. This is a book that has become incredibly interesting to read and pick up each month and quickly moving to the top of my read pile.Bits and Pieces:Although Venom is always front and center the characters of Flash and every other member on the team are fleshed out as well all given time to shine in each issue.

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While this issue slows the pace of our story a bit from the initial start to the arc, it gives us the necessary motivation to understand our villain's sudden appearance. The art as usual is amazing and I'm always very impressed at how detailed not just the characters are, but the world around them is as well. Although issue forty eight isn't as exciting as our last effort in the series, it builds momentum necessary going forward to have a huge finish for our final two issues. Don't fret, X-O Manowar will go out with a bang.

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While I am at the point that I need some action soon, James Tynion continues setting everything up from who the Colony is, how they came about and why they are upping the ante at the moment.  The story and art were really good and again, I can't wait until the next issue.

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I'm still all in and maybe even more after this issue.  Williamson is giving us a fun Flash book with a character everyone can fall in love with.  The Black Hole investigation gets put on hold this issue to concentrate on the new Speedsters and Barry reacting to them, but Dr. Carver and his crew will surely become more and more involved as we go forward.  I have theories on who Godspeed is, but I don't want to spoil anything...not even with ridiculously wrong information.

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Brian Buccellato reaches into his bag of tricks to give us an issue that has Superman getting the shit kicked out of him, a crazy death and Batman going to extremes to find out what Cyborg knows and doesn't know.  Marco Santucci's art is awesome and if you've been waiting for some early Injustice brutality to return, have I got an issue for you!

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Longtime Red Hood fans won't be getting much new information here, but I think everyone will enjoy starting everything fresh and new.  Yes, this is an origin story, but it also shows where Red Hood stands now and I'm excited to get everything going.

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I was engrossed from the second I picked up this title until the second I put it down. Then, just for safe measure, I picked it up and read it again to make sure I wasn't dreaming.  This is the magic that Marvel needs to capture more and I want to read and experience way more often. All-New Wolverine has it all, is worth the price of admission, and your attention.

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Another slam dunk of an issue by the creative team of Astonishing Ant-Man. This book balances humor, action, and intrigue to great effect. Some developments in this story appear to be set-up for storylines down the road, but that makes them no less entertaining. I strongly recommend this issue and the entire run of Astonishing Ant-Man.

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If you need a break from the Civil War tie-in exhaustion currently going on throughout the Marvel lineup, this is a beautiful distraction. While some may be confused about the relaunch, just jump in and let Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello tickle your funny bone and impress your eye holes.  You'll be laughing in no time at all.

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Nighthawk continues being my favorite Marvel book because David F. Walker tells it like it is and make no excuses.  I'd say he doesn't offer any apologies, but why should he?  This is a brutal, street level, kickass book that may be a little too real for some people, but those are probably the people who should be reading it.  In fact, everyone should be reading it because it is just that good.

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Unless you're really a die-hard fan of Spidey/Deadpool or of unique comic book art, you can consider passing on this. Nothing in this issue adds to our current ongoing narrative between Deadpool and Spider-Man if you're here for canon or the story. This simply serves as a fun intermission in the series while the regular creators get back on pace with the main story.  

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This issue was a welcomed change of pace from the previous 20 issues of tales from the cast of A New Hope, at least on the side of the Rebellion. It was about time that there was a story featuring members of the Empire. Historically, stormtroopers have been viewed as a joke due to their poor marksmanship. Writer, Jason Aaron is able to present this group by challenging that stereotype with terrifying and exciting detail. I haven't had this much fun since Chewbacca went one on one with the bounty hunter, Dengar. This issue has the look of the Empire's version of Delta Force sweeping through an area and unleashing hell in the form of death and carnage. It is a great compliment to the art team that this issue really captures the feel of a swift military operation. Being a veteran myself, I was able to appreciate the speed in which these representatives of the Empire moved. To think this is only the first part in a new story arc has me already anticipating the next issue.

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When I was reading the parts with the battle, it seemed like this was going to be a typical, traditional issue of the Thunderbolts that we've all read before. But in quieter scenes with the scene, there was some good storytelling and character development. This was a strong issue, but fell short of the previous two issues overall. I will continue to read it, and I'm looking forward to see where the story goes from here.

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 All in all, this issue was a mixed bag. The creators definitely did what they could in the space provided to move our main story forward. but the issue suffers from catching the aforementioned tie-in fever which therefore shoehorns it into a few different aspects that weren't really necessary.  The art also shifts dramatically at various points where flashback sequences are used. While everything is rendered fantastically, the two different styles don't mesh well together.  Despite all that, if you're a fan of if this title, this is still something you're most likely going to enjoy. Just be aware that it suffers from taking the middle ground and trying to please tie-in and existing fans alike.

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Fans of both the Avengers and Batman '66 should get a kick out of this series and while this chapter is mostly setup, there are some important stuff here that readers will want to see for themselves. The forced nature of it was a little off putting, but we do end with a crazy cliffhanger that has me excited for the next chapter.

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After this issue, I am all in.  All it took was some real solid information on Gotham and Gotham Girl and the surprise revelation that they are actually fun characters.  David Finch's art is good, but the best part is he never smothers the story which is becoming really, really good.  I know it's a cliche thing to say, but two weeks is going to feel like an eternity.

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While we get some answers in this issue, it is mostly setup and is unfortunately filled with forced, over the top cheesy dialogue.  The art is great, but that can't save what is easily the worst issue of Green Arrow since Rebirth started.  I still love the book and look forward to the next issue, but I am hoping that Ben Percy rights the course before everything goes way off course.

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I don't mind setup issues when they set up cool things and this one certainly does.  The ranks of each side are growing, even as longtime members begin to question everything that's been going on.  The art was kick ass and Brian Buccellato gives us character moments and a cool fight.  It looks like it's going to be a hell of a ride to the ending!

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Things pick up a very little bit in this issue, but after facing a similar threat in the Rebirth #1, it just  didn't feel as fresh or even epic here.  Tony Daniel makes everything look great, but he can't save things all on his own.  I will give Bryan Hitch one more issue to get used to his surroundings, but after that, the gloves come off.

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This issue may be a bit mixed but there is a whole lot to like about it. The art is, for the most part, great and the characters are very familiar. It was an enjoyable read. That said, the storytelling needs to be a lot tighter and the dialogue could use a little work. Overall, not a bad tie-in to this crossover, just an okay one.

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Overall,  this book is worth a look, but I expected with a five dollar an issue price tag and the Civil War moniker a little more than the death and debate show that this has turned into at this point. I think some of the problem might be none of this has come off as a huge surprise, like it's supposed to be, mostly because of future solicitations and rampant spoilers but I'm hoping things turn around.  

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While the use of Deadpool not paying the mercenaries he's hired is clever and drives the narrative, I really want this team to stay intact. I have been having a whole lot of fun with the team and to break them apart so soon would be a real shame.  Here's to hoping the Civil War II event doesn't change things up too much.

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Even with some pretty cool revelations, this issue felt like a bunch of setup.  Al Ewing does a good job of getting the reader excited for next issue and Paco Medina's art is really good, but that can't disguise the fact that not a lot happens.  I will be back next month and it looks like the shit is really going to hit the fan.

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While the issue doesn't have the same quality as the issue before it, the story and art is still very good we get a lot of satisfying conclusions to cliffhangers while keeping some still in the air. We also get introduced to new ones. This book is great and I can't recommend it enough.

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I find it difficult to sum up my love for this series into words. In the superhero medium of comics it's incredibly rare to find such a charming and fun original hero so this is something truly special and I have a blast every time this comic is released.   While some might argue that the character isn't wholly original, the argument being she's a knock off of Gwen Stacy and Deadpool, I would argue otherwise and tell anybody listening to keep reading because you're missing something on another level altogether.

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The Vision has become the family horror movie I need Marvel to make.  It's rare to find a book you're able to enjoy month in and month out regardless of what the overall story in the issue tends to be.  I love how King keeps us in a constant state of alert and I just have no idea what to expect next. Kudos goes to the entire creative team for staying sharp issue after issue and never wasting a page, a moment, or a panel in this series so far.  My only complaint is I see issue 12 and the series ending way too soon. 

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This issue came down to one question for me. If I had a daughter and she asked me on Wednesday morning to pick up a comic book for her, would I consider this book? Absolutely not. Maybe if your child is a fan of the television series, they may enjoy it. However, the average reader will not. There are so many books out there right now that are aimed at children that are well written, drawn beautifully, and have a much higher quality in general. Please, buy one of those for you child. Spare them from this book.

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Much like the hardcore Game of Thrones fan explaining the show to a new viewer, this issue felt incredibly confusing, overly-complicated, and ultimately I don't think I retained any of the information. (Once again, I love Game of Thrones so don't hate me). The story of this book hasn't really started yet. This issue was about bringing you up to speed about the world that the story takes place in. The art would be good, but it feels like there are conflicting art styles. Ultimately, I'm not very impressed by this issue.

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I know that we are a DC Comics centric site, but I will now lie to any of you...The Paybacks is my favorite comic book.  I loved the first run from Dark Horse, but Eliot Rahal, Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw have returned (thanks to Heavy Metal) with a vengeance and everything feels new, exciting and awesome!  I rarely tell people to go out and buy a comic just because I happen to like it, but I beg you to go out right now and get this issue...even if it's just to ensure I get more issues!  Trust me, I am giving it the score it deserves.

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James Tynion IV continues nailing this book and this issue is a great combination of story, art and character work.  I know I'm loving what we've been getting because we haven't had a whole lot of Batman and I haven't really noticed it and am fine with it now that I realize.  I really can't recommend this series enough.

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This is the issue I've been waiting for since Williamson was announced for this book.  It flies by at breakneck speed, looks great and is just fun.  Plus, the cliffhanger promises a lot more fun and possibly montages galore.  Cue up "Fight to Survive" and get ready for two weeks from now.

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This issue of Injustice is action packed and the only thing I didn't like is that we have to wait to see how it all works out.  I can't wait and that's the best compliment I can give Brian Buccellato.  His story and Xermanico's awesome art (did I mention I love his Hawkman?) combine to get me geared up for the stretch run of this book and while the end will be a little bittersweet, it's going to be one hell of a ride!  One hell of a ride!

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If you have already fallen in love with Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman, prepare to fall head over heels all over again.  If the Rebirth beginnings turned you away or you haven't even given it a try yet, this is the issue to make you see what us smart people have been saying all along...Greg Rucka is writing a great Wonder Woman book and everyone should be reading it.

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Amazing Spider-Man #15, while covering ground we've tread over before, is still able to still come off as an intriguing concept with emotional weight to it. I was especially fond of Dan Slott's inclusion and use of Harry Osborne and Mary Jane who were given some nice moments and growth with this story. Kudos to Slott who made sure they were not just used as a plot device for Spider-Man to save, which happens too often in paint-by-numbers superhero affairs.  The art team (Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, & Marte Gracia) is fantastic as the figures and colors jump off every page. Mary Jane looks amazing in the Iron Spider suit in this issue, but especially on the front cover done by Alex Ross. Bits and Pieces:Overall I would say this was a strong arc, which may have benefitted from a little more meat and cheese, but was far from a disappointment.

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To sum things up, we have a conclusion to an Iron Man story arc that involved very little Iron Man, but plenty of cameos, a Tony Stark who can't be his clever charming self, and a threat that was interesting at first, but who literally just disappears into the background with little resolution by the story's end.  If any of that intrigues you or you're looking for one of the last stories featuring War Machine then I guess this might be for you. I just feel like this series has taken a complete 180 from how it began in the first arc (issues 1 – 5) and that's not something working in its favor.

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After how much I loved the first three issues, this one took a step back, but it was a miniscule step. There were some awesome moments, but the stuff in between those moments was a little dull. The cliffhanger brought it back up for me, and I can't wait for #5.

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This issue has incredible art and provides us with a story that, while not giving us a whole lot, sets up a lot going forward. The dialogue is very sharp and believable and the issue is very welcoming to readers who are jumping on for the Civil War II tie-in. That said, there seems to be a few wasted scenes and ultimately the issue spends more time setting up a future story than providing us with a good launch point. Despite this though, I found myself enjoying this issue and relating to Sam quite a bit.

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As a new Punisher reader, I expected a little more over-the-top action, but instead, Becky Cloonan continues her slow burn, character driven story.  That's not a bad thing, but after three issues, it's starting to feel like the story is moving way too slowly.  Steve Dillon's art is good, but it feels like he is being handcuffed a bit by the slow paced story.  I am going to continue with the book, but I can't say that I'm holding my breath waiting for the next issue.

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On my first read, I wasn't a fan of this book, but I like it more the more I read it. It's not a perfect issue by any means, but it humanizes a super powerful character and sets up what seems like more action and story progression moving forward.

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I enjoy Spider-Man 2099 the most when he's handling the issues and villains of the future and doesn't linger in the present day Marvel U. I understand the long term goal of the character and series is to ultimately reverse the events that lead to Nueva York being so horrible in the future which all has to be done in the present to have an effect. However, this also removes what's most interesting about him as a character to me as a reader. That's mostly why this issue works here because it sticks to the formula that made the 2099 books effective in the first place. I hope we continue to see more of this type of story down the line from David and his team.

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I can't recommended strongly enough if this is something you're on the fence about trying that you need to jump in " Pokemon GO will still be there when you're done reading I promise.

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I love this book and if you aren't reading it right now, I cannot recommend highly enough that you should go to your local comic book shop and catch up on the series (or maybe at least wait for the first trade). We get dark and gritty situations that have been given some dark humor to really give the reader something unique from most comics out there. This issue in particular may have focused more on the fun side of this comic, but it's still a joy to read as the art, dialogue, and storytelling remain at the top of the game.

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If you like the typical spy comic, there's a good chance that you will enjoy this book. It has that classic feel to some of its parts and the art is really nice to look at. Unfortunately, the dialogue in this book really hinders everything else. When you're reading a book and you get to the point where you want to skip dialogue, then there's a problem.

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If this issue was here just to show us all thatIan Edginton knows his characters then mission accomplished! I wish that was the case, but the story is pretty thin (Riggs?) and left me wanting a lot more meat to go with the cheese. I am chalking this up as just a down issue in a promising start to this crossover.

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Since Rebirth started, Batman has been a good, but not great book.  This issue doesn't change things in that department and may take a tiny step backwards.  Maybe I'm expecting too much right out of the gates, but I am struggling to find reasons to love Batman right now.  The cliffhanger may hold that promise, but right now I very underwhelmed.

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Ben Percy continues kicking ass on this book and while I was afraid he was going to strip Oliver of everything, now that it's done and the way he did it has eased my mind a bit.  There is a ton of darkness surrounding Green Arrow nowadays and while we see the promise of old friends, it looks like Oliver is going to have to fend for himself...at least for a bit.  Otto Schmidt's art is stellar as usual and if you aren't reading this series, you should jump on now and enjoy the ride with me.  It may not be a nice story, but it's a damn good one!

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