Matt Herman's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Sequential Planet Reviews: 51
7.1Avg. Review Rating

8.7
Aquaman (2016) #38

Jul 27, 2018

Abnett's writing and Federici's art combine for an strong conclusion to a story that might have went on a little too long.

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4.3
Aquaman (2016) #44

Jan 24, 2019

Aquaman #44 is well written but doesn't really feel like an Aquaman story.

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3.7
Batman (2016) #55

Sep 22, 2018

Hollow dialogue and unnecessary character developments make this issue a disappointment for both Batman and Nightwing fans.

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4.7
Batman (2016) #61

Dec 26, 2018

Overall, this issue is in a weird place. Instead of picking up where the previous issue left off,Batman #61seems like filler. It doesn't help that this new character feels like a rehash of other Gotham villains.

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7.3
Detective Comics (2016) #997

Jan 31, 2019

Detective Comics #997 is a solid Batman issue but doesn't push the characters in any new or exciting direction.

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6.3
Detective Comics (2016) #1002

Apr 25, 2019

Detective Comics #1002 is the first confrontation between the Batman and the Arkham Knight. While the fight doesn't impress, there's plenty to like in this issue.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #1004

May 27, 2019

Tomasi creates and interesting and natural backstory for the Arkham Knight in this issue.

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8.7
Doomsday Clock #7

Sep 29, 2018

Doomsday Clock #7 finally picks up the pace. If we get this level of quality in future issues, they'll be worth the wait.

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8.7
Doomsday Clock #9

Mar 7, 2019

The heroes of the DC universe finally face off against Doctor Manhattan in an issue that brings many of the book's plot threads together.

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5.0
Event Leviathan #4

Sep 11, 2019

Event Leviathan #4 is jam-packed with dialogue and lacks enough action or story to keep the reader interested.

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5.3
Event Leviathan #5

Oct 9, 2019

Unfortunately, Event Leviathan #5falls victim to the same problems of previous issues. Bendis offers about a hundred times more word bubbles than plot points in this series. And in a story so heavily focused on dialogue, Bendis does little to break from his choppy writing habits. The occasional humorous or cleaver line is overshadowed by the sheer slog of dialogue to get through (or more realistically, skim over). Event Leviathan #5feels less like an event and more like a game of Guess Who that's gone on too long.

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5.3
Flash (2016) #52

Aug 11, 2018

Following the excellent Flash War story, The Flash #52 is sub-par filler that hopefully leads to something more interesting in the future.

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6.7
Flash (2016) #53

Aug 24, 2018

Commander Cold and Barry Allen take on the Trickster in an issue filled with action, adventure, and cold puns.

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9.3
Green Lantern (2018) #2

Dec 8, 2018

The Green Lantern #2 is full of great ideas and great execution.

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6.0
Green Lanterns #52

Aug 3, 2018

Green Lanterns #52 is a decent issue, but not something I'd feel the need to reread in the future.

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6.7
Green Lanterns #53

Aug 18, 2018

Green Lanterns #53is a step in the right direction for Dan Jurgens. While previous issues left something to be desired, this issue offers great action and intriguing concepts.

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8.7
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 14, 2018

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #48 builds towards the conclusion of a solid run by Robert Venditti.

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5.7
Hawkman (2018) #3

Aug 11, 2018

Hawkman #3 is full of great action, but leaves little room for story.

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4.0
Heroes In Crisis #3

Nov 29, 2018

Instead of answering questions or moving the plot forward, Heroes in Crisis #3 throws more bodies onto the pile of beloved characters.

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9.0
Justice League (2018) #5

Aug 3, 2018

Lex Luthor takes center stage in an issue of excitement, origins, and villainy.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #9

Oct 6, 2018

Justice League #9 is a tour through the Hall of Justice, full of new locations, familiar faces, and plenty of Easter eggs.

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7.7
Justice League (2018) #10

Oct 18, 2018

Scott Snyder sets a promising start to this new arc.

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7.7
Justice League (2018) #11

Nov 9, 2018

Justice League #11 is full of fun action and ancient Atlantian lore.

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7.3
Justice League (2018) #17

Feb 7, 2019

Justice League #17 reveals new secrets about Martian Manhunter and Lex Luthor's pasts.

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4.7
Justice League (2018) #18

Feb 21, 2019

Overall, I enjoyed the history within this issue. But at the same time, there are still plenty of problems with this book. Hopefully, Snyder and Tynion can make the Legion feel like a team again instead of just villains who betray each other or get relegated to the background.

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8.7
Justice League (2018) #20

Mar 22, 2019

Despite its predictability, this new arc of Justice League is off to a great start. Snyder is doing a great job of keeping the focus on the characters. And I can't wait to see the Justice League face off against their future selves!

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7.7
Justice League (2018) #21

Apr 4, 2019

Justice League #21 is full of twists that make me excited for what's to come.

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6.0
Justice League (2018) #22

Apr 18, 2019

Justice League #22 reveals the origin of the DC Universe. This is an ambitious issue that succeeds in some areas and just misses the mark in others.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #23

May 7, 2019

Justice League #23 is a nice change of pace in an otherwise crazy and bombastic story.

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6.7
Justice League (2018) #24

May 22, 2019

While overall fun and entertaining, Justice League #24 is full of questionable character decisions.

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7.0
Justice League (2018) #32

Sep 18, 2019

Justice League #32 is full of action and fun, just like any good comic should be.

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8.3
Justice League (2018) #33

Oct 2, 2019

Justice League #33 is full of bombastic, manga-esque moments. Even in the year of the villain, it puts heroes and fun front and center.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #34

Oct 17, 2019

Snyder pulls out all of the stops for a climactic penulimate issue.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #35

Nov 6, 2019

Snyder continues to bring his A-game in the concluding story of his Justice League run.

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8.7
Justice League (2018): Drowned Earth Special #1

Nov 1, 2018

This issue is everything I want out of a Justice League crossover.

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5.3
Justice League: Odyssey #2

Oct 26, 2018

Bland characters and rushed art make Justice League Odyssey #2 a mediocre issue.

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8.7
Martian Manhunter (2018) #2

Jan 10, 2019

Steve Orlando brings his worldbuilding A-game in this issue with Riley Rossmo's beautiful pencils backing it up.

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8.0
Shazam! (2018) #3

Feb 28, 2019

Shazam #3 is full of fun, family, and Ferris wheels. If Johns can keep it up, this run is shaping up to be a classic.

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7.7
Shazam! (2018) #4

Mar 28, 2019

Shazam! #4 is a fun issue full of videogames, theme parks, and talking animals.

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8.0
Shazam! (2018) #7

Sep 28, 2019

In a universe full of darkness and drama, Shazam #7 is a breath of fresh air and fun.

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5.7
Superman (2018) #4

Oct 13, 2018

Superman #4 is a mix of great action and off-putting dialogue.

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6.0
Superman (2018) #17

Nov 13, 2019

Superman #17 features a ridiculous concept with surprisingly sensible dialogue.

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7.0
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1

Oct 31, 2019

This issue is great re-imagining of The Death of Superman with above-average Brad Walker art to boot.

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8.0
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #1

Dec 15, 2018

If you're looking for a Batman story that is a little more grounded, this could be right up your alley. I'm really looking forward to what Snyder and Jock have in store for this series.

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7.7
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #2

Jan 17, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs #2 is another solid chapter of this story. We get to see Batman doing detective work and unraveling the secrets of Gotham City. Throw in a few Batmen from alternate universes and you got a pretty great story.

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8.3
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #3

Feb 16, 2019

This was a fantastic issue. If you're wondering what Black Mirror would look like with Bruce Wayne instead of Dick Grayson, I recommend you check this one out.

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8.0
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #4

Apr 11, 2019

Scott Snyder is 4 for 4 so far with this series. This issue has plenty of horror and suspense to hold you over until the finale.

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7.3
The Batman Who Laughs (2018): The Grim Knight #1

Mar 14, 2019

Overall, this issue was a great exploration into the Grim Knight. Just like the rest of the Dark Knight tie-ins, Snyder does a great job at building interesting characters. But this issue doesn't really add anything to the story

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8.0
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #6

Jul 24, 2018

Liam Sharp ends his mini-series with a great story and even greater art.

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8.3
The Dreaming (2018) #1

Sep 7, 2018

The Dreaming #1 is a welcome return to some of the greatest characters in all of comics. This issue is great for new readers and Sandman fans alike.

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7.3
Year of the Villain: Black Adam #1

Oct 24, 2019

Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1 is a great check-in on Black Adam and the world of Khandaq.

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