Jose "Jody" Cardona's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Monkeys Fighting Robots Reviews: 121
7.2Avg. Review Rating

8.2
Action Comics (2016) #1000

Apr 18, 2018

While a strange trip, this story honors the history of the Man of Steel masterfully.

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7.8
Action Comics (2016) #1001

Jul 25, 2018

The newest Action Comics arc promises an intriguing new mystery in the Bendis Era of Superman.

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6.8
Action Comics (2016) #1002

Aug 22, 2018

While it is beginning to take shape, the current arc of Action Comics is stumbling.

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5.8
Action Comics (2016) #1003

Sep 29, 2018

While the art is fantastic, the story leaves much to be desired.

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5.8
Action Comics (2016) #1005

Nov 30, 2018

The mystery isn't enough to keep Action Comics exciting.

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8.6
Adventures of the Super Sons #1

Aug 1, 2018

The Super Sons return with a bang!

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8.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #2

Sep 6, 2018

This chapter in the Super Sons story is full of campy comic book fun.

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9.8
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1

Dec 9, 2017

An amazing first issue sets up the story perfectly while looking as amazing as the previous series.

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9.8
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1

Dec 9, 2017

An amazing first issue sets up the story perfectly while looking as amazing as the previous series.

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6.8
Batman: Lost #1

Nov 10, 2017

If you are just looking for a fun time in the Dark Nights: Metal story, you might want to avoid this. On the other hand, if you want something to challenge you to interpret, then go out and pick this up. While the story itself is all forms of insane, the art takes advantage of this trip and gives us something nightmarish yet delightful to look at. It's not for everyone, but for the minority who enjoy such bizarre tales, they will certainly enjoy this one.

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8.0
Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

Oct 4, 2017

While not emotionally driven, this is another great addition to the Dark Nights Event!

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8.8
Batman: The Devastator #1

Nov 1, 2017

A massive leap in storytelling from the last issue, Batman the Devastator reminds us of the destructive and dark origins of the Dark Knights.

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6.8
Batman: The Merciless #1

Oct 25, 2017

While very beautiful to look at, this chapter of the Dark Nights Metal saga suffers from telling us of amazing feats instead of showing us.

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9.2
Batman: Who Laughs #1

Nov 15, 2017

The Batman Who Laughs is the perfect way to end the Dark Knights tie-ins both through story and art.

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7.2
DC/Looney Tunes: The Joker/Daffy Duck #1

Aug 29, 2018

What it lacks in depth, it makes up for in pure zany fun.

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8.8
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #1

Feb 3, 2018

Despite a lackluster ending, this annual gives a heartwrenching yet beautiful origin of a legendary Batman Villain.

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9.6
Doomsday Clock #1

Nov 20, 2017

The return to the world of Watchmen is a dark, intriguing tale with beautiful artwork.

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9.6
Doomsday Clock #2

Dec 27, 2017

This issue is near perfect with phenomenal storytelling and fantastic art. Highly recommended.

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8.6
Doomsday Clock #3

Jan 24, 2018

The mystery continues to expand as the Watchmen's conflicts begin to affect the DC Universe.

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9.0
Doomsday Clock #4

Mar 28, 2018

Doomsday Clock returns and with it a well written and fantastically illustrated story.

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8.8
Doomsday Clock #5

May 30, 2018

This chapter of the Doomsday Clock saga sees the characters of DC and Watchmen team up to further their goals.

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6.8
Doomsday Clock #6

Jul 25, 2018

The Doomsday Clock world is more fleshed out but feels as if it's forgetting why we're here in the first place.

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8.6
Doomsday Clock #7

Sep 26, 2018

Revelations and fantastic art make this chapter one of the best in the series.

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9.8
Doomsday Clock #8

Dec 6, 2018

The most recent chapter in the Doomsday Clock series is the best one yet.

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9.2
Flash (2016) #47

May 23, 2018

The opening to the Flash War story arc is exciting and promises to be the best story for the scarlet speedsters.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #48

Jun 13, 2018

The Flash War has kicked it up a notch, aiming to tug at readers' heartstrings.

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8.8
Flash (2016) #49

Jun 29, 2018

This chapter of The Flash War is the best one yet.

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8.2
Flash (2016) #50

Jul 13, 2018

The Flash War has come to an excellent conclusion and the world will never be the same!

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7.0
Flash (2016) #51

Jul 25, 2018

While not action packed, it's incredibly emotional as it ties up the end of the war. While it will be a while till we see a Flash crossover of this magnitude again, I can't wait to see where both our scarlet speedsters will go from here. I highly recommend this issue, especially if you are a fan of Wally West.

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7.2
Flash (2016) #52

Aug 8, 2018

The Flash's newest story opening sets the stage for an intriguing ride.

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7.6
Flash (2016) #53

Aug 24, 2018

This chapter in the Strength Force story arc is interesting and looks fantastic!

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7.8
Flash (2016) #54

Sep 12, 2018

The conclusion of the current arc of The Flash is full of action, emotion, and more.

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6.0
Flash (2016) #56

Oct 10, 2018

This chapter of The Flash has highs and lows, leaving a mixed bag to pick from.

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6.2
Flash (2016) #58

Nov 16, 2018

The Flash runs in place, despite the location change.

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5.8
Flash (2016) #59

Nov 28, 2018

Despite some interesting exposition, the story continues to feel like it's running in place.

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7.8
Green Lanterns #33

Oct 18, 2017

This issue excels at making the Green Lanterns of sector 2814 relatable, no matter how terrifying they look.

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7.6
Green Lanterns #40

Feb 10, 2018

The opening to this story arc is a fun adventure that involves our heroes investigating missing heroes on a dating app.

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6.8
Green Lanterns #41

Feb 24, 2018

While it's beautiful to look at, this chapter to the most recent Green Lanterns arc feels entirely pointless to the overarching plot.

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6.2
Green Lanterns #43

Mar 24, 2018

The Superhuman Trafficking Arc comes to a beautiful messy close

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7.2
Green Lanterns #44

Apr 7, 2018

The opening to the issue has a great plot but gets tripped up by an unnecessary second one.

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8.2
Green Lanterns #46

May 5, 2018

This chapter in the recent Green Lanterns arc goes above and beyond on all cylinders as we travel into the heart of darkness.

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9.2
Green Lanterns #47

May 17, 2018

This issue wraps up the current Green Lanterns arc in spectacular, emotional fashion.

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7.2
Green Lanterns #48

Jun 9, 2018

While it doesn't give many clues to the mystery that is laid out, it is fun to see Jessica's skills that she's grown into.

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6.8
Green Lanterns #49

Jun 23, 2018

This Green Lanterns story arc comes to a lackluster conclusion, with the exception of a few stand out parts.

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3.8
Green Lanterns #50

Jul 7, 2018

This issue of Green Lanterns disappoints as an opening to a new arc and as an anniversary issue.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #51

Jul 18, 2018

While hinting at the menacing mystery, the current arc continues to feel dull.

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5.8
Green Lanterns #52

Aug 1, 2018

The mystery of the corrupted rings has been pushed aside with lack of story-progression.

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6.2
Green Lanterns #53

Aug 15, 2018

We begin to see the story take shape as the Lanterns take the offensive.

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7.2
Green Lanterns #54

Sep 5, 2018

Despite a few flaws in the story, the wrath of Cyborg Superman gives us an epic issue of this Green Lanterns arc.

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5.6
Green Lanterns #55

Sep 20, 2018

The climax of the current Green Lanterns may succeed in the action but fails at providing character.

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5.0
Green Lanterns #57

Oct 20, 2018

The finale of Green Lanterns fails as both an arc conclusion and a series finale.

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8.2
Justice League Dark (2018) #4

Oct 17, 2018

The Witching Hour crossover continues to remind us why we love the Justice League Dark!

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6.8
Justice League Dark (2018): Witching Hour #1

Oct 31, 2018

The conclusion to the Witching Hour might not be as great as the rest of the story, but an okay read nonetheless.

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8.8
Justice League: Odyssey #1

Sep 26, 2018

Justice League Odyssey's opening issue is fun and looks phenomenal.

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7.6
Man of Steel (2018) #1

May 30, 2018

The first issue of The Man of Steel lays out its villain's past and Clark Kent's depressing present.

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6.2
Man of Steel (2018) #2

Jun 6, 2018

While readers will find fun, the mystery of the Kents is beginning to drag.

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6.2
Man of Steel (2018) #4

Jun 20, 2018

While lacking in the art aspect, the series continues to fulfill the need of action and emotion.

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6.2
Man of Steel (2018) #5

Jun 27, 2018

The penultimate issue to the Man of Steel Miniseries is essentially filler and will leave you asking 'can we finish up now?'

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8.2
Man of Steel (2018) #6

Jul 4, 2018

The Man of Steel miniseries comes to a beautiful, action-packed close.

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7.6
Martian Manhunter (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

The opening to this noir tale for the Martian Manhunter will get its hooks in you before the issue is done.

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6.8
Mystik U #1

Nov 29, 2017

While the art is phenomenal and the promise of intrigue is there, this issue falls flat due to its bland characters.

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7.0
New Superman #20

Feb 16, 2018

While the art leaves much to be desired, this issue is an entertaining jumping on point for the series.

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8.2
New Superman #21

Mar 16, 2018

This issue of New Super-Man and the JLC is a fun, well drawn, and impactful story.

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8.8
New Superman #22

Apr 13, 2018

The story of JLC meeting the Aquaman of North Korea is a fun, action-packed thrill ride.

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8.6
New Superman #23

May 12, 2018

The arc comes to a close with plenty of fun and action to be had.

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7.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #27

Oct 11, 2017

While the issue is a fantastic opening to this new story, the art holds the comic back from being perfect.

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7.8
Suicide Squad (2016) #28

Oct 25, 2017

While not as action-packed as past stories, The Secret History of Task Force X continues to color me impressed.

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7.2
Suicide Squad (2016) #29

Nov 8, 2017

While the art and action carry this chapter, the story itself has slowed to a crawl.

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4.6
Suicide Squad (2016) #30

Dec 1, 2017

Despite the much-needed action, the story has come to a crawl, growing dull with every passing page.

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4.6
Suicide Squad (2016) #30

Dec 1, 2017

Despite the much-needed action, the story has come to a crawl, growing dull with every passing page.

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4.6
Suicide Squad (2016) #31

Dec 16, 2017

Despite the return of a former Squad member, this storyline continues to drag at the penultimate issue.

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5.8
Suicide Squad (2016) #32

Dec 30, 2017

Despite being amazing to look at, the conclusion to this Suicide Squad arc falls hard in terms of storytelling.

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6.8
Suicide Squad (2016) #33

Jan 13, 2018

The story of Juan Soria is a surprising, fun ride in the world of Suicide Squad.

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8.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #34

Jan 26, 2018

A fun dark comedic story comes to an end with a twist that no one sees coming.

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7.2
Suicide Squad (2016) #35

Feb 17, 2018

While it's nothing to write home about, this issue has just enough to keep you interested to make you wonder where it will go next.

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6.8
Suicide Squad (2016) #36

Mar 4, 2018

Despite the amazing artwork, cold hard logic is the downfall of this chapter in the run.

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5.8
Suicide Squad (2016) #37

Mar 16, 2018

While having its moments, the conclusion to this arc is average at best and kept up by its art.

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6.6
Suicide Squad (2016) #38

Mar 31, 2018

This issue provides an action-packed, colorful introduction for the villain of the arc

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6.0
Super Sons #11

Dec 21, 2017

The story's big revelation promises a change in dynamic of the Super Sons but also leaves many questions.

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6.8
Super Sons #12

Jan 19, 2018

While beautiful to look at, the epilogue of this story has a major break in logic in the aftermath. While it is nice to see Damian and Jon grow as characters, the lack of problem-solving from the Titans drag the issue down hard. If you stayed with this arc up to this point, I would say pick it up. If not, take a pass on it.

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9.0
Superman (2016) #32

Oct 4, 2017

An epic conflict of personal codes and phenomenal art mix to create an amazing installment of the Superman series.

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5.8
Superman (2016) #33

Oct 25, 2017

Despite having a fun team-up between Metropolis' protectors, the first chapter of the Imperius Lex arc falls short.

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6.0
Superman (2016) #34

Nov 1, 2017

While the art has improved, the out of character actions of the cast drag the story and the issue down.

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7.0
Superman (2016) #35

Nov 17, 2017

Despite the plot finally pushing forward, we find the same issues that plagued the previous two issues.

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4.6
Superman (2016) #36

Dec 6, 2017

An average story concludes with an ending that raises too many problems.

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6.0
Superman (2016) #37

Dec 21, 2017

While this issue doesn't reveal much plot, the action and art are enough to take a look.

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6.2
Superman (2016) #38

Jan 6, 2018

While beautiful to look at, The Super Sons of Tomorrow arc rushes to an unsatisfying conclusion to its story.

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10
Superman (2016) #39

Jan 17, 2018

This one-off story brought a smile to my face with a book that is full of positivity. I highly recommend it.

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5.2
Superman (2016) #40

Feb 7, 2018

What starts as an interesting lesson about preserving Krypton's legacy devolves into a rehashed story from the Green Lanterns series.

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8.2
Superman (2016) #41

Feb 21, 2018

This beautifully drawn story took a surprisingly deep turn and benefitted from it.

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8.2
Superman (2016) #42

Mar 7, 2018

This is a fantastic setup issue that introduces readers old and new to the world of Bizarro and his new son.

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8.8
Superman (2016) #43

Mar 21, 2018

The second chapter of the Bizarroverse arc is fun, exciting, and emotional thanks to it's newest member, Boyzarro

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8.0
Superman (2016) #44

Apr 4, 2018

The climax of the Bizarroverse arc is well drawn, written, and all around a great read.

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9.6
Superman (2016) #45

Apr 18, 2018

This issue is damn near the perfect way to end Gleason and Tomasi's creative run.

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6.8
Superman (2018) #1

Jul 11, 2018

The first issue of Superman has a few stand out moments but stumbles overall.

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5.8
Superman (2018) #2

Aug 8, 2018

Bendis' Superman has taken a bizarre turn with dialogue and average story.

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6.6
Superman (2018) #3

Sep 12, 2018

The current arc of Superman may look pretty, but leaves much to be desired in terms of story.

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4.2
Teen Titans (2016) #15

Jan 4, 2018

While the questions of the last issue were answered, several inconsistencies drag the issue down.

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8.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #32

Oct 11, 2017

This chapter is a step up from the last by making the story more personal and the art more phenomenal.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #34

Nov 10, 2017

Despite the surprisingly human talk between the Amazonian Twins, the issue comes off lacking, accompanied with inconsistent art.

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8.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #35

Nov 22, 2017

While the younger Jason seems a bit too unrealistic, this origin story is a wonderful installment that is beautiful to look at.

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6.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #36

Dec 13, 2017

While beautiful to look at, the characters' actions drag the issue down in quality.

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7.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #37

Dec 28, 2017

Despite an epic and beautiful fight between the gods, the conclusion of the Children of the Gods arc fell flat in terms of storytelling.

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9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #38

Jan 10, 2018

The first chapter to this new arc is as intriguing to read as it is beautiful to look at.

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6.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #39

Jan 25, 2018

While beautiful to look at, the lack of emotional weight leaves much to be desired for this issue.

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6.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #40

Feb 15, 2018

The conclusion to the Swan Song story falls hard but looks beautiful while doing it.

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6.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #41

Feb 28, 2018

While it is a beautiful issue to the series, the story feels more of a chore to read than anything.

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6.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #42

Mar 14, 2018

Despite the fantastic art, this arc continues to disappoint due to its disjointed story structure

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #43

Mar 29, 2018

While the story structure and dialogue has improved, it's clearly a rehash of the last issue.

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7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #44

Apr 11, 2018

While lacking in major plot development, this issue provides a fun action-packed chapter to the Amazons Attacked arc

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6.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #46

May 9, 2018

Despite a few missteps, the opening to the Dark Gods arc promises an entertaining story for the Wonder Woman series.

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6.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #46

May 9, 2018

Despite a few missteps, the opening to the Dark Gods arc promises an entertaining story for the Wonder Woman series.

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6.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #47

May 25, 2018

While fun at times, the issue feels unbalanced and unfocused.

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5.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #48

Jun 13, 2018

The Dark Gods Arc of Wonder Woman comes to a disappointing stop.

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6.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #49

Jun 30, 2018

While looking great, the story of the recent Wonder Woman arc has become boring.

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6.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #50

Jul 14, 2018

The finale to Robinson's Wonder Woman run and the Dark Gods arc fail to impress.

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6.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #52

Aug 8, 2018

The opening issue of this Wonder Woman arc has great concepts but an unsatisfying execution.

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5.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #53

Aug 22, 2018

While a beautiful comic, it's layout and dialogue leaves the reader more confused than entertained.

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8.2
Wonder Woman (2016) #56

Oct 11, 2018

The Witching Hour continues to impress as we follow Wonder Woman and the Justice League Dark to learn the origin of Hecate.

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5.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #58

Nov 14, 2018

While it promises a fantastical future, the opening issue comes off as an average comic.

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5.6
Wonder Woman (2016) #59

Nov 28, 2018

While the pace and art hinder the issue, the story is beginning to take an exciting shape.

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