Ray Goldfield's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Geek Dad Reviews: 870
7.7Avg. Review Rating

8.0
Action Comics (2016) #992

Nov 22, 2017

As we rocket towards #1000, Superman's in a genuinely compelling period in his story.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #993

Dec 13, 2017

Dan Jurgens, an iconic writer/artist on both Superman and Booster Gold, finally gets to team up his favorites again on an issue where he once again takes art duties. And like Tony Isabella, Gerry Conway, Marv Wolfman, and others, he shows he hasn't lost a step

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #994

Dec 28, 2017

This has definitely firmly established itself as the best Superman book right now.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #995

Jan 12, 2018

As the title marches towards 1000, it hasn't been this good in a long time.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #996

Jan 25, 2018

Superman and Booster's jump through time continues in Superman: Action Comics #996, as the series marches on towards the biggest anniversary issue in comic history. But after last issue's drop-in on the 25th century and Booster's family, this issue doesn't quite deliver the same punch in the main narrative.

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #997

Feb 14, 2018

Brett Booth's art is well-suited to this story, and there's a real sense of tension throughout. However, the Booster/Superman story isn't on the level of the b-plot, focusing on Lois Lane and her son

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8.0
Action Comics (2016) #998

Mar 1, 2018

The conclusion of Superman and Booster's trip through time In Superman: Action Comics #998, (only a month before Batman and Booster have their own similar adventure) ends with an action-packed, emotional issue with a few surprising twists.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016) #999

Mar 14, 2018

Jurgens has had the unenviable task of trying to make sense out of a VERY tangled Superman continuity, and usually, it works. This issue, I'm not so sure he was able to stick the landing.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1000

Apr 18, 2018

I'm on board for the new direction, and I think all in all this epic tribute issue to DC's most iconic hero came off incredibly well. Let's see how they top this for the Dark Knight Detective.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1001

Jul 25, 2018

We've gotten an advance look at Brian Michael Bendis' vision for Superman over a miniseries and a launch issue in Superman #1, but it feels like Action Comics #1001 is by far the purest look at who his Superman is " and it's also by far the best issue that Bendis has written since his arrival at DC

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #1002

Aug 22, 2018

This is a comic that's definitely the better of the two Superman books at the moment, but it's also suffering from a combination of Bendis' style and the scheduling.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1003

Sep 26, 2018

This book is definitely improving a lot issue by issue.

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9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1004

Oct 24, 2018

Bendis' Superman run has been a mixed bag so far, but his run on Action Comics coming off the big Action Comics #1000 issue has been getting better and better.

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7.0
Action Comics (2016): Special #1

May 2, 2018

DC has given the writers of Superman and Action Comics an opportunity to wrap up their runs with these oversized specials before Bendis takes over, and Jurgens chooses to use his to put a bow on his take on the complex rivalry between Superman and Lex Luthor. His story is strong, although it has some issues, but the shorts by guest writers that follow are unfortunately not up to par.

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6.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #1

Aug 1, 2018

There could be an interesting story here, but as long as this series seems like like two kids having fun and more like a bully and his younger tagalong, it's lacking the charm it seems to be going for.

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7.5
Adventures of the Super Sons #2

Sep 6, 2018

And that basically sums up this book " it's silly, it's over the top, and it's at its best when it embraces that vibe and tones down the caustic sarcasm a bit.

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7.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #3

Oct 3, 2018

It's fun and silly at times, but I wish it was more so " it feels afraid to embrace the tone where it works best.

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6.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #4

Nov 8, 2018

Pete Tomasi's revival of the Super-Sons series so far has been an over-the-top cosmic adventure, but the problem is that it's not nearly as much fun as it should be.

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8.5
American Carnage #1

Nov 21, 2018

The third new Vertigo title to launch, Bryan Hill's American Carnage, is by far the most gritty and down-to-earth.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #30

Nov 16, 2017

Sejic has brought out the best in Abnett here, and I'm hoping that continues once he leaves regular art duties.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #31

Dec 21, 2017

There's a compelling concept to this series, with Aquaman deposed from his throne and forced to build a resistance out of Atlantis' dispossessed and disadvantaged rebels, while not actually being sure if he wants the throne back. The problem is"the concept just isn't strong enough to carry the title as long as it's being asked to.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #32

Jan 18, 2018

My main complaint with this Aquaman series until now has been its rather slow pace, as it seems to drag out the battle against Corum Rath and Aquaman's struggle to gain allies over an extended period. Well, that finally ends in Aquaman #32, as several major plot developments occur in twenty pages.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #33

Feb 23, 2018

It's a fairly entertaining run, but there's still little in the way of plots or characters to really connect to.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #34

Mar 21, 2018

There's a rather significant art shift this issue, as iconic Batman artist Kelley Jones steps on. That turns out to be a clever choice, as Jones transforms the world of Atlantis from a gorgeous fantasyland to a creepy underground haunted kingdom, which works with Rath's twisted worldview.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #35

Apr 19, 2018

It looks great, but the problem is that few of the characters involved have been given much development or characterization. It's exciting, but it's rarely as compelling as the best Aquaman runs were.

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7.0
Aquaman (2016) #36

May 17, 2018

The issue has some great visuals courtesy of artist Federici, who comes off like a more gritty Stepan Sejic, but the story is lacking in momentum. When the battle with Rath comes to a close, it might be time for a new direction.

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7.0
Aquaman (2016) #37

Jun 21, 2018

It's a story with a lot going for it visually, but it feels like it's gone on at least several months too long at this point.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #38

Jul 25, 2018

I've been pretty critical of the pacing of Aquaman for a while now, as it seems like the Atlantis Civil War has been raging for years, with Aquaman banished and the mad Corum Rath on the throne. This issue, it all comes to a close, and despite the massive build-up it feels a bit rushed.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #39

Aug 15, 2018

This remains a more compelling plot overall than either of the involved books have had in awhile.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #40

Sep 19, 2018

The issue is action-packed, but the plot is kind of weak overall.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) #41

Oct 17, 2018

Dan Abnett is bringing his long run on Aquaman to a close in a few months as Kelly Sue DeConnick jumps on board, and his final act will be this tie-in to Drowned World. It's also one of the best acts of his series, as he gets to close out plot points from his Mera: Queen of Atlantis miniseries and give the character a major spotlight she was lacking during the extended Corum Rath storyline.

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7.5
Aquaman (2016) #42

Nov 21, 2018

Abnett's run was by and large always entertaining, but I think a lot of people are ready for Kelly Sue DeConnick's distinct run to begin. As a tie-in and a tribute issue, this was a decent way to go out.

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8.0
Aquaman (2016) Annual #1

Nov 29, 2017

Suffice it to say that this issue is Aquaman's take on one of the most iconic DC stories of all time, and it's got some great emotional punches towards the end, making good use of multiple DC icons.

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8.0
Archie Meets Batman '66 #1

Jul 18, 2018

This first issue is a little slight and kind of underuses the Archie characters, but it's a fun start and I'm hopeful that this six-issue miniseries will have as many fun twists and turns as the previous DC/Archie crossover.

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8.0
Archie Meets Batman '66 #2

Aug 15, 2018

This Archie-published crossover still doesn't quite live up to its name with its second issue " the main characters are mostly separate, and the crossover does begin, but not with the title characters yet. Still, it's a fun, engaging comic that pays tribute to the classic versions of both franchises with a plot that manages to be light and silly while still having real stakes

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8.0
Archie Meets Batman '66 #3

Sep 27, 2018

Archie Meets Batman '66 has been a good example of how a comic doesn't need to feel like a world-threatening disaster to deliver an entertaining and exciting read.

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7.5
Archie Meets Batman '66 #4

Nov 3, 2018

Archie Comics' oddball co-production with DC continues to deliver an amusing spy adventure that pays proper tribute to the Batman '66 universe.

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9.5
Astro City (2013) #50

Jan 31, 2018

This is the first part of a three-part story that will wrap the volume, and I couldn't think of a more fitting subject to revisit for the finale.

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9.0
Astro City (2013) #51

Apr 5, 2018

This issue has a lot to deal with, and as a middle chapter, it doesn't quite resolve anything. But there's one issue left, and this arc has been the perfect contemplative, melancholy capper to a series that has consistently been one of the most human takes on superheroes ever written.

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9.5
Astro City (2013) #52

Jun 27, 2018

The story doesn't so much end as move on " Michael's life is going to continue, with him doing good in the little ways he's chosen. That's the beauty of Astro City. It's a series without a main character, because its main character is its city and the people in it both spectacular and human.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #17

Nov 22, 2017

The conclusion of the "Summer of Lies" arc, reuniting Batgirl and Nightwing as they chase the ghosts of a mystery of their youth, delivers a satisfying conclusion as the two heroes face off against the Red Queen.

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7.0
Batgirl (2016) #18

Dec 27, 2017

A done-in-one holiday issue teams Barbara with some of her best friends against Harley Quinn, in a story with lots of current events commentary but also some sketchy characterization.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #19

Jan 24, 2018

This issue feels more like it's making use of the Batgirl of Burnside characters than the book has in a while, and Larson's Batgirl is a good combo of the youthful Burnside version with the more skilled Simone version.

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7.5
Batgirl (2016) #20

Mar 1, 2018

Larson's Batgirl is very strong, a nice bridge between Burnside Barbara and classic Barbara, and I hope it continues on that path.

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9.0
Batgirl (2016) #21

Mar 28, 2018

Batgirl takes the issue off from its overarching story to do a done-in-one team-up issue that's probably one of the most enjoyable issues of the series.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #22

Apr 25, 2018

This arc is calling back to plotlines from the entire run, and it's a solid combination of the strengths of both Gail's run and Batgirl of Burnside.

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7.5
Batgirl (2016) #23

May 23, 2018

It's a compelling, if somewhat slight final arc, in a run with a lot of interesting elements but without a real central plot.

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8.0
Batgirl (2016) #24

Jun 27, 2018

Maybe this would have been a bit better as a two-parter, but it's still a thoroughly enjoyable done-in-one.

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8.5
Batgirl (2016) #25

Aug 15, 2018

The latest anniversary issue for DC delivers a big package of stories more associated with annuals, weaving together four narratives by three writers into one semi-cohesive but highly compelling story.

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8.5
Batgirl (2016) #26

Aug 29, 2018

I really enjoy how Scott is writing the two leads, and I hope we see more of the supporting characters in future issues. But Barbara might have more pressing concerns, as the chip backfires at the end of the issue and seemingly causes a stroke. Hell of a cliffhanger to leave off on " but this isn't the only time we see Batgirl this week.

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9.0
Batgirl (2016) #27

Sep 26, 2018

The plot issues aside, this is one of my favorite takes on Barbara Gordon in a while and I'm hoping Scott's on this book for the long haul.

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8.5
Batgirl (2016) #28

Oct 24, 2018

Mairghread Scott's Batgirl run continues to be one of the most intriguing new runs in DC Comics at the moment, but it almost feels like two runs in one.

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9.0
Batgirl (2016) Annual #2

Aug 29, 2018

This is a fascinating tale about dark, codependent relationships and the way that while Barbara will keep on foiling James, she'll never quite be able to rid herself of him.

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4.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #17

Dec 13, 2017

Political comics aren't necessarily a bad thing, but they are when they devolve into this.

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6.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18

Jan 11, 2018

It's a serviceable issue without much obviously wrong with it, but that's the best that can be said.

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6.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #19

Feb 15, 2018

Overall, this issue seems to set up a final showdown with Calculator, but it mainly blows up the segment where the book was at its best.

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5.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #20

Mar 15, 2018

While Birds of Prey has a long and excellent history of stories, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey never got off the ground, and this issue sums up the reasons why.

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4.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #21

Apr 12, 2018

Burnrate, Calculator's Terminator-esque robot, continues to destroy everything in sight, and the action is intense, but this series as a whole lacks what makes Birds of Prey work.

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5.0
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #22

May 9, 2018

There's been a lot of attempts to revive nostalgic hits in the last few years, but this one shows that sometimes a property is a product of its time and place, and when too much has changed it's just not the same anymore. Might be time to let the Birds rest and try a new concept " Batgirls Inc, maybe?

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9.0
Batman (2016) #35

Nov 15, 2017

While the action segments as drawn by Jones are brilliant, it's King's character work that steals the show. I don't know what King's master plan for the run is, but I can't wait to find out.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #36

Dec 6, 2017

Who knew King had such a handle on the lighter side of Batman? I'm hoping for a lot more issues like this.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #37

Dec 20, 2017

This is far and away better than any Batman/Superman team-up we've gotten in years, and makes me wonder if King has a plan for Superman in his future. I, for one, can't wait.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #38

Jan 3, 2018

King once again takes a break from his main narrative to do something completely different in Batman #38, and once again, this isn't an issue that will leave my mind anytime soon.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #39

Jan 17, 2018

Another great issue in King's run.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #40

Feb 7, 2018

Batman #40, the conclusion of the Batman/Wonder Woman arc delivers satisfying moments for everyone involved, but it's really Selina who steals the show in an issue that resolves a lot of the questions people had about the first part.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #41

Feb 21, 2018

Equal parts horror story and artists' showcase, the creative team's Poison Ivy story debuts in Batman #41 with a gorgeous, haunting tale that shows off just how powerful she can be.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #42

Mar 7, 2018

Surprisingly, it's both one of his funniest issues, and one of his most powerful as he addresses some of his most controversial moments involving Poison Ivy head-on.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #43

Mar 21, 2018

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9.0
Batman (2016) #44

Apr 4, 2018

As we build towards the wedding, this book continues to hit on all cylinders.

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8.5
Batman (2016) #45

Apr 18, 2018

The issue is almost frantic in pace, and while it's fascinating to explore, it's sort of a wild misjudgment even for Booster. I'm excited to see how it plays out, but I'm not entirely sold yet.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #46

May 2, 2018

Things go from bad to worse to horrible as the timeline reaches its brutal climax " and we've still got several issues to go. How King gets Booster out of this one is going to be interesting to watch.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #47

May 16, 2018

The conclusion of "The Gift" takes the story to a dark place in Batman #47, even darker than we've seen before " and that takes some doing.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #48

Jun 6, 2018

It's not going to be for everyone, but to my eye, this issue is brilliant.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #49

Jun 20, 2018

Between the gorgeous art and an ending that will have people guessing for two weeks, it's one of the most distinctive issues of King's run.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #50

Jul 4, 2018

Part lead-up to the wedding, part retrospective of Batman and Catwoman's wedding, this is a surprisingly tense and moody issue with a lot of complications.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #51

Jul 18, 2018

Coming off the devastating wedding issue that ended with Batman being left at the altar (well, rooftop), Bruce Wayne is not in a great mental place as Batman #51 opens. And what's the one thing that'll make everyone feel better? Jury duty!

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9.5
Batman (2016) #52

Aug 1, 2018

I wish we had seen a bit of Dick as Batman again this issue, but this is one of the most compelling issues of this Batman run, and Batman is barely in it.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #53

Aug 15, 2018

As the second half of King's Batman run begins, I see no reason to believe it won't be just as exceptional as the first half.

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9.5
Batman (2016) #54

Sep 5, 2018

Matt Wagner's art looks great, but he's been very vocal about not being allowed to use his choice of colorist. That's a fumble on DC's part that might keep this legendary creator from working with them again. Shame, because this issue is pretty close to being an all-timer.

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8.0
Batman (2016) #55

Sep 19, 2018

Batman #55 is a high-quality comic where not much happens, all leading up to a shocking moment that's been spoiled six ways from Sunday weeks before the issue comes out.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #56

Oct 3, 2018

Whatever the next issue brings in terms of the actual showdown between the two players, this issue set it up in such a way that it had better live up to the prelude.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #57

Oct 17, 2018

It's a deeply disturbing issue, yes, but not one that passes the smell test.

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9.0
Batman (2016) #58

Nov 7, 2018

I'm hoping to learn more about Penny Cobblepot, because her random introduction is sort of an odd touch for the issue, but this is much closer to the best of King's run than we've seen in a while.

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6.0
Batman (2016) #59

Nov 21, 2018

Tom King's Batman is quickly finding itself in a very interesting spot, where I admire the quality and craft that goes into every issue while disagreeing more and more with the direction.

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9.5
Batman (2016) Annual #2

Nov 29, 2017

King has committed to the Batman/Catwoman relationship like no other writer ever has " not just in having Gotham's It Couple get engaged, but in truly exploring the underpinnings of their relationship and what keeps bringing them back to each other.

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8.5
Batman (2016): Secret Files #1

Oct 31, 2018

Overall, Batman Secret Files comes out a winner, combining a new tale by regular writer Tom King with four stories by up-and-coming and new-to-DC writers.

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8.5
Batman and the Signal #1

Jan 3, 2018

It's a packed comic, maybe a bit too packed, but Duke is an appealing lead, and this issue gives us a good look into his world. A worthy addition to the Bat-line.

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8.5
Batman and the Signal #2

Feb 21, 2018

Part conspiracy thriller, part action-adventure, part youth drama, Batman and the Signal #2, the second issue in Duke Thomas' first solo series unfolds in exciting fashion, bringing in several intriguing new players to Gotham's superhero scene.

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8.5
Batman and the Signal #3

Apr 25, 2018

Given its strong sales and critical reception, I assumed DC would want to get more out of the series, but as it is, Duke Thomas' first solo series turns out to be a tight, clever new take on Gotham City in the daytime.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #14

Nov 22, 2017

Bruce's creepy Bat-drone is my new favorite thing, and the end of the issue delivers one hell of a cliffhanger while calling back to an iconic Bat-moment.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #15

Dec 27, 2017

The issue is an exciting read and feels much more like classic Batman Beyond than anything in years.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #16

Jan 25, 2018

Overall, this is a fun issue that continues this series' recent resurgence.

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8.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #17

Mar 1, 2018

Jurgens may be getting bounced from Superman, but his remaining book is as good as it's ever been.

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8.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #18

Mar 28, 2018

There's a lot going on in Batman Beyond #18, bringing in new villains, new heroes, and a great twist ending. That all comes together to make this maybe the best issue of the rebooted series.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #19

Apr 25, 2018

This arc has been one of the series' strongest, but the cast as a whole still has a few kinks to be worked out.

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7.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #20

May 23, 2018

This series has improved, but it still has some characterization kinks to work out.

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7.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #21

Jun 28, 2018

After a very strong arc, the series seems to be backsliding a bit, with very little advancement in many plots and a lot seeming to go in circles. We still don't know what's causing this plague, either.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #22

Jul 25, 2018

This issue has a lot of fun twists and turns, including the return of another classic Gotham vigilante.

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7.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #23

Aug 22, 2018

I am overall enjoying this series, but there's a pattern of stories that go on a little too long. I'm hoping this ends strong with a new addition to Batman's rogues gallery.

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8.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #24

Sep 26, 2018

Now that the main narrative of the Futures End world is thankfully over with and Terry McGinnis is fully back in the lead in Batman Beyond, the title has been getting more into exploring Gotham's past and bringing back classic Batman villains in new forms.

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8.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #25

Oct 24, 2018

Batman Beyond #25 is the best issue yet of this series and I'm surprised as anyone that this is coming from the return of the Joker.

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8.5
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1

Dec 6, 2017

It's a crossover that delivers on its promise right out of the gate, featuring great character moments and action, from a creative team that clearly loves both universes.

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8.5
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #2

Dec 20, 2017

Between that threat, and the growing tension between the Turtles over Donatello's rash actions, this miniseries is setting to easily equal or even top the highly entertaining original.

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7.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #3

Jan 17, 2018

We're at the halfway point of this miniseries, and while it's still fun, it feels like we don't have the plot or intensity of the first mini just yet.

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7.0
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #4

Feb 21, 2018

Overall, I'm not really sure about the direction this series is taking with the smartest turtle.

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7.5
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5

Mar 22, 2018

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 #5, The penultimate issue of the second Batman/TMNT miniseries brings a lot of elements together in anticipation of a big final showdown next issue, but something still feels like it's missing.

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7.5
Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #6

Apr 19, 2018

The issue's best moments are in the quieter moments, such as Raphael and Damian's ongoing snarking and just how Batman got Shredder to cooperate with their plan.

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10
Batman: Creature of the Night #1

Nov 26, 2017

It's an oddball book that isn't likely to have any bearings on the DCU in the future, but it's also a great entry-level comic for DC's magical characters.

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10
Batman: Creature of the Night #2

Dec 27, 2017

We're only two issues in, but I can safely say that Batman: Creature of the Night is, in fact, the best DC Comic of 2017 (and the latter two issues may very well be the best of 2018).

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10
Batman: Creature of the Night #3

Apr 18, 2018

The final issue (and hopefully it'll be sooner in coming than this one) has a lot to resolve, but if it sticks the landing, it'll be an evergreen classic that DC will sell for years to come.

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9.5
Batman: Damned #1

Sep 19, 2018

As the issue comes to a close, full of horrifying visuals and mysteries, it's clear that DC has a new line full of promise. If Black Label continues to explore the darker side of its heroes with this style and none of the cheap exploitation associated with many "mature readers" lines, DC could have something special here.

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7.0
Batman: Kings of Fear #1

Aug 22, 2018

This first issue's story didn't do too much for me, but I'm looking forward to seeing this creative team do something terrifying with Scarecrow.

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7.0
Batman: Kings of Fear #2

Sep 26, 2018

Scott Peterson and Kelley Jones' new Batman miniseries feels more like an art book spotlighting Jones' unique versions of the Gotham villains than anything else, as two issues in the art is incredible but the plot is VERY thin.

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7.5
Batman: Kings of Fear #3

Oct 25, 2018

Batman: Kings of Fear is an odd book, equal parts psychological study of Batman's mission and art showcase for Kelley Jones' unique style. I'm not entirely sure that either half fully works due to being split between the two missions, though.

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6.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Batgirl vs. The Riddler #1

Jun 13, 2018

The Batman Prelude to the Wedding issues hit the midway point, and thus far the one thing they have in common is that they're all very weird.

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7.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1

Jun 6, 2018

Unfortunately, there's a lot of weird details going on in this issue that pretty much kneecap the story from the start.

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7.5
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood vs. Anarky #1

Jun 20, 2018

The issue is better than the Nightwing or Batgirl ones mainly because it's not as bizarre a main plot and there's a good amount of humor here " Seeley is obviously having fun writing the caustic relationship between Bruce and Jason. However, the closer we get to the big event, the more doubtful I get that the wedding is a status quo change that will stick.

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6.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. Joker #1

Jun 27, 2018

Just a lackluster mini-event that didn't really add much to the coming wedding story.

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7.5
Batman: Sins of the Father #1

Feb 21, 2018

It's a bit of a mixed bag for the first issue's plots, but there's promise here.

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7.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #2

Mar 21, 2018

Overall, this is mostly a holding-pattern issue, as Bruce fights his way to some answers and eventually realizes he's going to have to go back to the scene of the crime, Arkham Asylum, to find any real answers. I'm hoping this series develops well, but I'm getting the feeling it'll save the real meat for the game's next installment.

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7.5
Batman: Sins of the Father #3

Apr 18, 2018

There's a compelling central conflict, but its execution isn't quite there yet, as it has to exist in between the moments of a video game.

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8.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #4

May 16, 2018

Even as a video game tie-in, it's a highly effective story that makes me want to see this rivalry play out over the coming issues. Much stronger than past Batman video game tie-ins.

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8.0
Batman: Sins of the Father #5

Jun 20, 2018

Easily the standout Batman comic that DC has done through its digital-first line, Batman: Sins of the Father, which was designed as only a bridge comic for the next Batman: The Telltale Series game is quickly turning into a very interesting story about revenge, family legacy, and how far Batman will go to protect those he cares about.

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8.5
Batman: Sins of the Father #6

Jul 18, 2018

This video game tie-in wraps its run after only six issues, bridging the gap between the Telltale series of Batman video games, but Batman: Sins of the Father proves that this is much more than just a simple tie-in.

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7.0
Batman: White Knight #3

Dec 6, 2017

The issue looks absolutely gorgeous, especially in the action segments, but its take on Batman is lacking.

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8.0
Batman: White Knight #4

Jan 3, 2018

This is a very political comic and seems to have a lot to say. Does it always land? No, but it does some very interesting things while it tries.

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7.0
Batman: White Knight #5

Feb 7, 2018

There are interesting ideas here, but the series feels stuck in neutral with only three issues left.

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8.0
Batman: White Knight #6

Mar 7, 2018

The title's been flagging a bit in the middle, but this last act feels like it'll be as strong as the kickoff.

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8.5
Batman: White Knight #7

Apr 4, 2018

Probably the best issue of this series.

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8.5
Batman: White Knight #8

May 9, 2018

This is ultimately a story of both Harley and Batman letting go of the past " Harley, of her love for Joker; and Batman, coming to terms with the death of his adoptive father. While the world this comic takes place in is strong, it wouldn't be half as effective without the excellent character work.

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8.5
Batwoman (2017) #9

Nov 15, 2017

Scarecrow gets used a lot, but this is one of my favorite stories using him for a while.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #10

Dec 20, 2017

A must-read for Batwoman fans.

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7.0
Batwoman (2017) #11

Jan 17, 2018

Batwoman #11 is a fill-in issue by Superwoman writer K. Perkins that pits Batwoman against my least-favorite Batman villain, but is somewhat saved by a few nice character beats that help to humanize Kate in one of her most brutal stories.

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8.5
Batwoman (2017) #12

Feb 22, 2018

This title has been consistently strong since issue one, and it's really picking up now.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #13

Mar 21, 2018

This is a tense, gripping first issue that raises a lot of questions, and I can't wait to see how it plays out.

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9.0
Batwoman (2017) #14

Apr 18, 2018

Bennett's run has brought this title back to the roots established in the original Rucka and JH Williams run, with some brilliant new twists involving the island of Coryana. More than anything, this title's strength is in giving Kate her own unique world to inhabit " as a global crusader for the mission of the Bat whose personal demons haunt her as much as those of her villains.

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8.5
Batwoman (2017) #15

May 16, 2018

While Batwoman's character in Detective had some issues, I think this might be my favorite run on the character, even above the legendary Rucka and JH Williams runs.

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8.5
Batwoman (2017) #16

Jun 20, 2018

The conclusion of "The Fall of the House of Kane" in Batwoman #16 comes with only two issues left in this series, and Marguerite Bennett undoubtedly packs a lot of emotional power and drama into this final showdown.

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8.5
Batwoman (2017) #17

Jul 18, 2018

Bennett's run on the Bat-family for now ends with next issue, but she's proved in this run and her other recent work that she's one of the most creative and talented writers working in the DCU right now. I hope the editors have big plans for her.

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8.5
Batwoman (2017) #18

Aug 15, 2018

This is a gorgeous, character-driven issue that I wish didn't have to end " and will hopefully get a high-profile relaunch next year when the character heads to TV.

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8.0
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #2

Dec 7, 2017

Some writers can step back into a character after decades with ease, and Isabella's return makes it feel like he and his most iconic character never left.

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7.5
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #3

Jan 3, 2018

There's a great character at the fore, and a great comic here, but it needs to get out of its own way a bit.

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8.5
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4

Feb 8, 2018

Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4 is one of the most action-packed issues of Tony Isabella's revival of his most iconic character, but it also manages to use that action better than most series, fueling a city-wide conflict that brings out both the best and worst in the civilians and law enforcement officials.

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8.5
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #5

Mar 7, 2018

The penultimate issue Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands, Tony Isabella's revival of his most famous concept, is hitting at the right time, as Black Lightning is now one of the hottest characters on TV. This miniseries features some similarities, to be sure, but it commits to a sci-fi vibe infused with a realism that could only happen in the comics.

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8.5
Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #6

Apr 4, 2018

Tony Isabella returning to his groundbreaking creation just as Black Lightning gets his biggest spotlight on the small screen was one of the most unexpected and welcome surprises of 2017, and Black Lightning: Cold, Dead Hands #6 sticks the landing as the miniseries comes to a satisfying close.

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7.5
Blue Beetle (2016) #15

Nov 24, 2017

There's a distinct vibe of an old-school 50's sci-fi TV series here, with a mystery tied to the space age and a twist ending, but I'm not sure the concept is enough to sustain a whole arc, as the solicits seem to indicate.

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6.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #16

Dec 27, 2017

The penultimate issue of this series' final major storyline (it'll have a done-in-one story to finish out the run in February) is unfortunately the most disappointing issue of the new run.

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6.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #17

Jan 25, 2018

I'm not sure what Sebela has planned for the last issue, but consistently this series has had potential that it never quite lived up to.

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8.0
Blue Beetle (2016) #18

Mar 2, 2018

This issue shows that the bones of a great all-ages comic are in this book, but it never quite reached its potential until it was too late.

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8.0
Bombshells: United #6

Nov 16, 2017

It's more of a setup issue, but one that absolutely does its job at getting me excited.

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8.5
Bombshells: United #7

Dec 7, 2017

Bennett is building an alternate universe on her own that's one of the richest we've seen in DC history.

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9.0
Bombshells: United #8

Dec 20, 2017

There's a lot of big reveals in this issue, as the Bombshells-verse continues to be DC's most intriguing and inventive long-form alternate universe in years.

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8.5
Bombshells: United #9

Jan 4, 2018

The rich mythology in this universe expands with every issue, and that makes it one of DC's most consistently entertaining books.

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9.0
Bombshells: United #11

Feb 8, 2018

This Black Adam-focused arc of Bombshells United may be the series' finest hour, delivering both epic superhero action and some surprisingly heady themes of life, death, and fate.

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9.0
Bombshells: United #12

Feb 22, 2018

What sets Bombshells apart from the other DC alternate universes currently running is the way it deftly tackles serious topics like racism, fascism, and the nature of grief while never losing sight of its mission to deliver an entertaining superhero story.

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9.0
Bombshells: United #13

Mar 8, 2018

As Bombshells United " and the whole Bombshells franchise " enters its final act, this issue proves that it's still got plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

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9.0
Bombshells: United #14

Mar 21, 2018

Two of the most popular side characters from the Bombshells series " The Batgirls and the Suicide Squad " face off in Bombshells United #14, in a plot that brings Black Canary into the narrative and features surprisingly strong moments for characters who rarely get much focus.

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8.5
Bombshells: United #15

Apr 4, 2018

While it felt like the scene came a bit abruptly, it's well-written and nicely subtle for the time period, and Bennett is to be applauded for including yet another example of her golden touch with representation here.

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8.5
Bombshells: United #16

Apr 18, 2018

The resolution that frees the prisoners (including Felicity, Ollie, and Croc) from the signal calls back to the end of Final Crisis and allows Dinah and Karen to shine in the issue's final pages. Dinah's reunion with Ollie also delivers more genuine romance between these two than we got in Green Arrow. But Apokalips is right around the corner, and the final arc of this series is likely to be its most intense yet.

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8.0
Bombshells: United #17

May 2, 2018

Overall, I did very much enjoy this issue, but there's a lot to resolve in only forty more pages.

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8.5
Bombshells: United #18

May 16, 2018

This final act may feel a bit overstuffed, but this is such an exciting and engaging world that I'm more than willing to take the ride.

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9.0
Bombshells: United #19

Jun 6, 2018

As it ends, this remains one of the most unique, appealing, and well-thought-out alternate universes DC has ever created.

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8.0
Books of Magic (2018) #1

Oct 24, 2018

What stands out about this book compared to the other three books in the line is how quick a read it is. It's a very conventional story, a boy's coming of age as he tries to unlock the mystery around him. Tim Hunter is a compelling lead character, and the story has some great character driven moments. Unlike the other three books, it doesn't feel like there's some grand mystery to be unlocked.

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8.0
Border Town #1

Sep 5, 2018

The satire feels a bit obvious at points, and the villains are maybe a bit too cartoonishly vile, but this is a strong start. This is a comic about a very different kind of border opening, and I'm intrigued so far.

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9.0
Border Town #2

Oct 3, 2018

With a second issue that's less broad and more mythology-driven than the first, Border Town comes into its own as a great sci-fi/fantasy satire that kicks off the new wave of Vertigo with a bang.

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9.0
Border Town #3

Nov 7, 2018

The debut book from the relaunched Vertigo line continues to be one of the most pleasant surprises out of DC in a while, telling a story that deftly combines race issues and modern politics with cryptozoology and mythology.

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9.0
Bug: The Adventures of Forager #5

Nov 16, 2017

Kirby's concepts have been getting a massive revival lately, and while this one is a lot less straightforward and more indie-accented than many of them, I think Kirby would be proud.

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9.0
Bug: The Adventures of Forager #6

Dec 13, 2017

An oddball book, to be sure, but it's another modern classic in the Kirby renaissance.

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8.0
Catwoman (2018) #1

Jul 4, 2018

Strong, if imperfect start.

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7.5
Catwoman (2018) #3

Sep 12, 2018

DC continues to have trouble with their top-tier art teams, as Joelle Jones' third issue of Catwoman picks up a fill-in artist in Fernando Blanco. He's only on a few pages and does a good job of fitting his style in with the rest of Jones' pages, but it's still a shame that so many books as of late can't keep a consistent art team.

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8.5
Catwoman (2018) #4

Oct 10, 2018

Bad things are coming for Selina, but this is easily the strongest issue we've gotten yet as Jones finds her feet on this title.

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7.5
Catwoman (2018) #5

Nov 14, 2018

It's a tense issue, but one that doesn't really advance the plot as much as I'd like. Jones writes and draws the hell out of a fight scene, though.

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9.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #1

Mar 26, 2018

Thus far, we're two-for-two in Young Animal titles coming back from the Milk Wars event just as strong or stronger.

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9.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #2

Apr 19, 2018

This remains one of the Young Animal line's crown jewels.

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8.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #3

May 17, 2018

It's an entertaining if a truly bizarre issue that sort of loses the focus on the characters.

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8.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #4

Jun 21, 2018

This series has been fantastic with the bizarre, surreal visuals, but it also doesn't seem quite as grounded in the relationship between Cave and his daughter as the previous twelve did.

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8.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #5

Jul 19, 2018

This title is a little hard to understand at times, but its metaphors are usually perfect.

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9.0
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #6

Aug 16, 2018

The last few pages of the issue are a great, absurd turn and leave the door open for more adventures. If we don't get them, though, this is a perfectly satisfying final chapter in the story of Cave and Chloe Carson.

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9.5
Cover (2018) #1

Sep 5, 2018

There is nothing else like Cover #1 being put out right now. It feels like a throwback to the experimental style of Bendis' early career, and that's something I very much want to follow.

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9.5
Cover (2018) #2

Oct 17, 2018

The most intriguing book to come out of the Jinxworld imprint yet, Bendis and Mack's Cover is a twisty title that wastes no time completely upending the status quo it set up in the first issue.

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7.0
Cyborg (2016) #19

Dec 7, 2017

The issue is tense and exciting in places, but it's not much more than that.

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4.0
Cyborg (2016) #20

Jan 3, 2018

Cyborg #20 is the final issue and it finally addresses some of the complaints I've had with the character in-story, but does it in a rushed, heavy-handed way that blunts the impact in this final issue.

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6.0
Cyborg (2016) #21

Apr 5, 2018

We're left with yet another run that doesn't feel like it's going to kick-start a successful solo run for the character, and it might be time to call it a day on DC trying to make it happen.

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7.0
Cyborg (2016) #22

May 2, 2018

Cyborg #22, the second issue of Marv Wolfman's puzzling revival of Cyborg's solo title, turns out to be a modest improvement over the first, as it clarifies a bit about who's the antagonist and what they want. It still suffers from most of the same problems that Cyborg titles have since DC decided at the start of the New 52 that he was a solo hero now " namely, very few people, including his creator, have the big ideas to drive a Cyborg solo title.

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6.5
Cyborg (2016) #23

Jun 7, 2018

There's relatively little that's bad in this issue, but this is overall a pretty basic plot that feels like it shouldn't have taken three issues to get here.

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7.0
Damage #1

Jan 17, 2018

This is the first of the "New Age of DC Heroes" series to debut, and it's an extremely artist-driven issue. I'm not sure if this is the style of comic to expect in coming debuts, but it didn't blow me away so far " the look and action is there, I'm not sure the story is.

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7.0
Damage #2

Feb 21, 2018

I do enjoy the snarky rivalry between Amanda Waller and Colonel Jonas, but two issues in, the title character is still the least interesting part. The art is great, but with Daniel leaving after one arc, this title's future is iffy.

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7.0
Damage #3

Mar 22, 2018

It's readable, but not really much else right now " there are shades of an interesting character in Ethan, but it's hard to find amid a sea of battle segments.

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7.0
Damage #4

Apr 18, 2018

Good art, decent writing, but that's not enough if the title gives us zero reasons to care about its lead character, who remains a blank slate.

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6.5
Damage #5

May 17, 2018

It's never a good sign when your lead character is the least interesting thing about your series, but that's exactly what's going on with Damage #5.

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6.0
Damage #6

Jun 21, 2018

There are certainly worse books in the DC stable than Damage at the moment, but there are few things more frustrating to read than a book where decent ideas are executed poorly.

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6.0
Damage #7

Jul 19, 2018

The great irony of Damage #7 is the same as the rest of the series " writer Robert Venditti seems more interested in everything surrounding Ethan Avery than he does in the main character himself.

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7.5
Damage #8

Aug 16, 2018

Overall, this is one of the most interesting issues of the series, as we finally start getting some answers rather than just smashing everything in sight.

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6.0
Damage #9

Sep 20, 2018

Damage rampages from one fight to another and punches some generic enemies, then disappears into the crowd to emerge again when Damage is needed to wreck things. There's virtually no forward motion in this series, and it doesn't work.

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5.0
Damage #10

Oct 18, 2018

Damage is a perfect example of a title that on the surface does everything right, and underneath the surface has nothing going for it.

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7.0
Damage Annual #1

Aug 22, 2018

This is another issue that's quality overall, but lacking much for us to connect with. It's still an off-brand Hulk type character in the DCU, and it doesn't match up with Venditti's other DC work yet.

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8.5
Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

Feb 14, 2018

Just like the main series, the chaotic Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1 " the penultimate chapter of Dark Nights: Metal " throws so much at you that it can almost be overwhelming, and it definitely may not be to everyone's tastes.

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9.0
Dark Nights: Metal #4

Dec 20, 2017

As we head into the final act of this event, it's taken a turn that I think long-time DC fans will be very pleased with.

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9.0
Dark Nights: Metal #5

Jan 31, 2018

It's suspenseful, explosive, and adds new elements to the shared universe. Snyder and Capullo have been building to a truly epic conclusion.

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9.0
Dark Nights: Metal #6

Mar 28, 2018

There are shades of other events in this comic, of course " when the heroes emerge with shiny new armor forged from the mysterious Tenth Metal, it definitely feels like the conclusion to Blackest Night or Forever Evil. But what sets this series apart is the way it's such a deep dive through the strangest levels of the DC continuity. And Capullo's art, of course " few artists are better at depicting the strange and spectacular.

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7.5
Dastardly And Muttley #4

Dec 8, 2017

Does it make sense? Not at all. Was it an entertaining read? In the most bizarre way, yes.

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7.0
Dastardly And Muttley #5

Jan 4, 2018

It has its moments and I can see the talent behind the creative decisions made in the comic but " I'm not sure it works in the end.

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6.0
Dastardly And Muttley #6

Feb 8, 2018

In the end, it just doesn't click as a coherent narrative, even if it is a lot better than Wacky Raceland ever was.

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9.0
DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Summer Special #1

Jul 25, 2018

DC's new wave of anthologies continues on a seasonal schedule, and Beach Blanket Bad Guys #1 may be, top to bottom, the highest-quality volume they have ever put out.

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8.5
DC Nation (2018) #0

May 2, 2018

All of these stories are definitely more teasers than individual stories, but I think all accomplished their goal of getting me excited for these three runs.

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9.0
DC Super Hero Girls: Search For Atlantis #6

Sep 26, 2018

Every volume of Fontana and Labat's series expands the world a little more, adding new characters and concepts. It also jumps forward the narrative a bit, with events happening off-panel in the animated series, so that can be a bit jarring " you need to be in the franchise and watch the multimedia content to get the whole picture.

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9.0
DC Universe Holiday Special: 2017 #1

Dec 6, 2017

All in all, it's just as strong a package as last year's holiday special " a little more bizarre in places, but not a weak story in the bunch.

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7.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound #1

Oct 31, 2018

Overall, it's an effective story, but not a particularly effective crossover.

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8.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special #1

May 31, 2018

Just a fun issue all around with no weak spots.

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8.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1

Oct 31, 2018

The best of this week's Hanna-Barbera crossovers, Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla Special #1 is an absurdist Hollywood satire with just the right amount of nonsense and good characterization from both its leads.

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2.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Flash/Speed Buggy Special #1

May 31, 2018

Well, they can't all be winners. Spinning out of the obscure talking-car cartoon and written by the man behind such brilliant (not) New 52 characters as Bar Tor and H'el, Flash/Speed Buggy Special #1 is easily the weakest of the entire wave of cartoon crossovers

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6.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Superman/Top Cat #1

Oct 31, 2018

There's a fun, silly vibe to the whole thing, but it's a very thin story that doesn't leave much of an impact.

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8.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1

May 31, 2018

Fun, cheery stuff from a book about a talking robot dog, but surprisingly well-written!

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8.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Black Lightning/Hong Kong PHOOEY Special #1

May 30, 2018

Yes, the writer of Michael Cray and Postal is doing a story about a dog martial artist. Even more strangely, it's fantastic.

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7.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Deathstroke/Yogi Bear #1

Oct 31, 2018

It has some intriguing twists near the end, but I'm not sure how much mileage they can get out of these characters.

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7.0
DC/Looney Tunes: Lex Luthor/Porky Pig #1

Aug 29, 2018

It's fun, over-the-top, and sort of slight " exactly what a Looney Tunes comic should be.

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8.5
DC/Looney Tunes: Harley Quinn/Gossamer #1

Aug 29, 2018

It's an oversized, top-notch issue of Harley Quinn that just happens to feature some Looney Tunes characters.

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9.0
DC/Looney Tunes: Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester #1

Aug 29, 2018

While there's no megawatt display of brilliance like there was on last year's Noir-accented Batman/Elmer Fudd, this is the one-shot that best embraces the chaotic combination of DC superheroes and Looney Tunes absurdity " and most of that is down to Gail Simone, who brings in many of her old favorite characters for the epic battle between cats and birds.

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5.0
DC/Looney Tunes: The Joker/Daffy Duck #1

Aug 29, 2018

The problem is that there's very little suspense and very little in the way of anyone to root for. It's just two of the most unpleasant characters in either universe going nuts around each other.

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3.0
Deadman (2017) #2

Dec 8, 2017

The second issue of Neal Adams' latest writer-artist outing has more of a story than the dreadful first issue, but it suffers from a serious execution problem.

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2.0
Deadman (2017) #3

Jan 12, 2018

This is very much in the spirit of the insane Batman: Odyssey, but it lacks the hilariously bizarre events of that one, and instead just comes off as grim.

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3.0
Deadman (2017) #4

Feb 15, 2018

Neal Adams' latest exercise in absurdity continues in Deadman #4, with an issue that doesn't deliver anything resembling a coherent narrative but does deliver so many strange creatures and visuals that it's almost worth reading. Almost.

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4.0
Deadman (2017) #5

Mar 22, 2018

Neal Adams' absurdist Deadman miniseries approaches its conclusion in Deadman #5, and one would assume that there are major plot developments in this penultimate issue with all the new concepts and characters that Adams has introduced. Nope!

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3.0
Deadman (2017) #6

Apr 19, 2018

Neal Adams' bizarre fever dream into the world of Deadman concludes in Deadman #6 " or does it? Not really, as it turns out, because Neal Adams is apparently always guaranteed a sequel.

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9.0
Deathbed #1

Feb 23, 2018

The third of three new Vertigo miniseries by prominent DC creators in recent months, Deathbed #1 brings Williamson's unpredictable style and a great artist in Riley Rossmo, and feels like it just might be a breakout hit " a wholly unpredictable tale of what it means to live a full life, what it means to be a writer, and mummy assassins.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #26

Dec 6, 2017

Priest continues to deliver the densest, suspenseful comic in the Rebirth stable, as Deathstroke's past sins come back to haunt him (and there are a lot of those) and he faces off against his most powerful enemy yet.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #27

Jan 3, 2018

It's just another issue of Deathstroke, and as always has more going on than most books have in an arc.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #28

Feb 7, 2018

There is so much going on in this issue, and so many long-dangling threads yet to explode, that I'm hoping Priest has years more planned on this book.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #29

Mar 7, 2018

The ending is a game-changer that finds Slade at his lowest and sets up what could easily be the series' best arc yet.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #30

Apr 4, 2018

The end of the issue hints at massive escalation, which I can't wait to see. And just based on this issue alone, Priest is a brilliant Batman writer. When King mic drops on the main title, Priest needs to be next in line and they should make him that promise yesterday.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #31

May 2, 2018

It's another great chapter in a run that's quickly turning into one of Priest's masterworks.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #32

Jun 6, 2018

Everything that plays out in this issue has a purpose, and it's creating a self-contained event comic that is going to be one to remember.

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9.0
Deathstroke (2016) #33

Jul 4, 2018

Priest always packs a lot of different genres into his books, but it's rare that he manages to weave comedy and high drama as effectively as he does in this issue.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #34

Aug 1, 2018

I'm excited to see how this story comes to a close, and glad to see that Priest is continuing on Deathstroke past this arc. It continues to be one of the best books DC is putting out.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #35

Sep 5, 2018

This final, brutal issue of the story, in Deathstroke #35, has Batman and Deathstroke begin to uncover the truth is a masterstroke and maybe the best issue of the arc.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #36

Oct 3, 2018

Although the previous event arc was a lot of fun, it's great to have this title back to its bread and butter.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) #37

Nov 7, 2018

I have no clue where Priest is going here, but it's clear he has a lot more ideas and this run isn't missing a beat after the Batman arc.

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9.5
Deathstroke (2016) Annual #1

Jan 31, 2018

This may be one of the book's finest hours, and it's had a lot of them.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #969

Nov 22, 2017

I'm not sure where this story is going yet, but with the return of a more powerful Victim's Syndicate backed up by Anarky's genius mind, and great dialogue and spotlights for almost everyone (especially Batwoman and Clayface), this remains one of DC's best books.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #970

Dec 13, 2017

Another near-perfect issue from James Tynion IV on what's technically the second-tier Batman book right now, but delivers just as much emotional punch and high-octane action with the supporting cast as the main book.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #971

Dec 27, 2017

As "Fall of the Batmen" ramps up what looks like Detective's biggest arc yet, this issue delivers one brutal punch after each other as Batman heads into the belly of the beast.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #972

Jan 10, 2018

This book doesn't get the attention of King's book, but it's one of the best Bat-runs in years.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #973

Jan 24, 2018

The final chapter of "Fall of the Batmen", Batman: Detective Comics #973 brings with it some of the series' best action, great star turns for several characters " and a potentially character-destroying moment that will turn many fans against one of DC's best characters.

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9.5
Detective Comics (2016) #974

Feb 14, 2018

A brilliant, brutal, character-driven issue that drives home the consequences of the war the Bat-family faces every day, this prelude to next issue's anniversary issue picks up seconds after Batwoman fired a high-tech bullet into Clayface's brain.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #975

Feb 28, 2018

First up, I totally understand how the concept of this issue " "The Trial of Batwoman", as Batman brings in all his allies to discuss whether Kate should be allowed to remain part of the Bat-family " could turn off a lot of people. And I think Tynion understands that in this oversized prelude to his final arc, because the issue feels largely like a subversion that, if not exonerating Batwoman, implicates Batman in a lot of ways too.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #976

Mar 14, 2018

This run hasn't gotten the hype of King's run, but it's a great run that has delivered excellent storyarcs for some of the Bat-family's best characters.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #977

Mar 28, 2018

I also really, really liked Tim going to Batman for advice, and the two of them reminding me a lot of the classic Batman and Robin dynamic again. However, Armstrong is willing to go further than Tim thought to get him on his side, and we're headed for a tense finale with a lot of unanswered questions.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #978

Apr 11, 2018

There are a lot of great moments in this issue, especially a segment between Tim and Cass. Javier Fernandez, last on Nightwing, is a master of character interaction and posing, and the way he draws some of the scenes this issue (especially Cass' body language) are excellent.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #979

Apr 25, 2018

The General's evolution into the main villain of Tynion's Detective run has been fascinating and shows how much this run is rooted in the classic Chuck Dixon Robin run, both in its villains and in its characterization of Tim and Stephanie.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #980

May 9, 2018

Detective Comics #980, the penultimate issue of James Tynion's Detective Comics run brings a whole lot of OMAC action, but it's also the spotlight Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown fans have been waiting for, with a jaw-dropping last act twist that completely upends the two characters' status quo " hopefully not too late, given the creative team change.

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10
Detective Comics (2016) #981

May 23, 2018

This final issue, divided between the conclusion of the showdown with the OMACs and a powerful epilogue that wraps up the character arcs of the entire team, is probably the best issue of the series. It's a celebration of the Bats, of Gotham, and of the best in everything Batman represents.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #982

Jun 13, 2018

I don't think the plot in this issue is all that strong, but the mood is. Moreci's an experienced horror and suspense writer, and it shows.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #983

Jun 27, 2018

In the wake of James Tynion IV's groundbreaking run, guest writer Bryan Hill jumps on board for an arc starting with Detective Comics #983 and doesn't miss a beat as he begins dismantling Batman's world in dramatic fashion. This is a strong, stand-alone Batman story, but it's also the worst kept secret in comics that this is a backdoor pilot for Hill's likely Outsiders series which is expected to come late this year.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #984

Jul 11, 2018

Two issues in, Bryan Hill has proven one thing about his five-issue Detective Comics run " it should not be a five issue run. I'm already ready to say this arc has the potential to equal the best of the Tynion run, and I think DC will have a very hard time matching this level of quality when they pick the new permanent creative team.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #985

Jul 25, 2018

There's a little bit of clumsiness in how the tone shifts, but overall Hill is continuing to deliver a highly compelling Batman arc with a terrifying enemy.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #986

Aug 8, 2018

As this arc heads into its final issue in two weeks, it seems clear to me that Hill has a strong enough take on the Bat-family that DC would be lucky to have him on a regular Bat-book.

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9.0
Detective Comics (2016) #987

Aug 22, 2018

The final issue of Bryan Hill's short Detective Comics run delivers the goods, as Hill both closes out his narrative and sets up some future adventures that will be happening in a yet-to-be-announced title.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #988

Sep 12, 2018

This first issue is a very fast-paced story where very little happens, as Batman tries to distract himself from his recent matrimonial disaster by throwing himself into solving a single murder. The references to the wedding trouble feel a bit awkward as if it doesn't really work to have anyone but Tom King write this story. Alfred's dialogue, in particular, feels off in places.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #989

Sep 26, 2018

"Deface the Face", James Robinson's new storyarc on Detective Comics, is a good-looking, flashy comic that unfortunately has very little behind the mask.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #990

Oct 10, 2018

The issue looks good and is a fast, exciting read, but there's just very little substance here. It lacks the nuance of Robinson's last Batman arc.

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8.0
Detective Comics (2016) #991

Oct 24, 2018

I think this story might read better in trade overall.

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7.0
Detective Comics (2016) #992

Nov 14, 2018

Overall, this is a quick, enjoyable read that delivers some great action segments, but I'm not really sure the plot overall needed a five-issue storyline. Hopefully, the final issue has some big twists waiting before this creative team takes their bow.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) Annual #1

Jan 31, 2018

Designed as a revamped origin story for the reformed villain Clayface, the events of Batman: Detective Comics #973 make Batman: Detective Comics Annual #1 feel less like a spotlight and more like a eulogy.

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6.0
Doom Patrol (2016) #9

Nov 23, 2017

This issue, unlike some past issues, feels more like a random collection of clever visuals and sight gags than it does like an actual comic.

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7.0
Doom Patrol (2016) #10

Jan 26, 2018

Make no mistake, this is a gorgeous comic with some fascinating ideas, but it's barely a narrative.

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8.0
Doom Patrol (2016) #11

Apr 26, 2018

It's a bit hard to read this story now that so much of it has already played out, but it stands on its own decently. I don't know if we'll ever get a volume two, but I'd be intrigued to see where it goes.

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4.0
Doom Patrol (2016) #12

Nov 3, 2018

Unlike the other three Young Animal books, this one never quite found its narrative.

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9.5
Doomsday Clock #1

Nov 20, 2017

This is going to be a wild, year-long ride that promises to bring massive changes to the DCU. And I, for one, am completely on board.

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9.5
Doomsday Clock #2

Dec 27, 2017

To me, this feels like it's delivering on every level as both a sequel to Watchmen and a DC event.

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9.5
Doomsday Clock #3

Jan 24, 2018

This is the third excellent issue in a row, and this series is absolutely living up to its promise so far.

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9.5
Doomsday Clock #4

Mar 28, 2018

As this series exits act one, I can't wait to see how it begins interacting with the rest of the DCU.

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9.5
Doomsday Clock #5

May 30, 2018

Brilliantly written, beautifully drawn, and almost unflinchingly bleak, this isn't a book for everyone. For me, however, it's one of the most fascinating DC comics I've read in a while.

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9.5
Doomsday Clock #6

Jul 25, 2018

This issue somehow manages to be very slow and haunting, and yet one of the most action-packed of the series. We're halfway in, and there are still a lot of mysteries.

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10
Doomsday Clock #7

Sep 26, 2018

This is the issue I've been waiting for since Doomsday Clock began, combining the whip-smart writing with the plot advancement I've been waiting for.

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9.0
Electric Warriors #1

Nov 14, 2018

This is unlike anything else DC is putting out at the moment, and I highly recommend giving it a shot so we get more from this time period.

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9.0
Eternity Girl #1

Mar 14, 2018

The Young Animal line continues to deliver comics unlike anything else at DC.

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8.0
Eternity Girl #2

Apr 11, 2018

It's a complex series, and not everything lands,but when it does, it's something great.

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8.0
Eternity Girl #3

May 9, 2018

Magdalene Visaggio's Young Animal title is best described as Kirby by way of dark character study, and that works a lot better than it sounds in Eternity Girl #3.

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8.5
Eternity Girl #4

Jun 14, 2018

It's definitely one of the oddest Young Animal titles, but where it excels is in finding a bit of emotional truth hidden among the surreal insanity.

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8.0
Eternity Girl #5

Jul 12, 2018

We've got one issue to go and I have no idea how we're getting a satisfying conclusion. It's a bit clumsy, but I can't say it's not a fascinating experimental read. For that alone, I hope DC takes more chances on books like this.

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8.0
Eternity Girl #6

Aug 9, 2018

One of the most oddball Young Animal titles yet and somehow also the most human, Eternity Girl #6 brings Mags Visaggio and Sonny Liew's cosmic story of depression and identity to a satisfying close.

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8.5
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1

Jan 4, 2018

What makes this comic stand out is the way, despite the absurdity of the situation, it takes everything surprisingly seriously.

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8.0
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2

Feb 8, 2018

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2, the second issue of Hanna-Barbera's politically relevant reinvention of its famous southern cat, brings with it more showdowns, more unfortunate fates for funny animals, and a new backup.

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8.0
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #3

Mar 8, 2018

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles is a series with a lot on its mind, and if it doesn't quite land its allegory as brilliantly as Jetsons does, it's still a unique and worthy read.

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8.0
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #4

Apr 5, 2018

As Mark Russell's reinvention of classic gay-coded Hanna-Barbera character Snagglepuss enters its second half with Snagglepuss Chronicles #4, this is a series with a lot on its mind as it takes on some of the ugliest moments in Twentieth Century history.

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8.5
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #5

May 2, 2018

Whether a spinoff of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon can really get this dark effectively is up for debate, but I think it works.

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8.0
Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6

Jun 7, 2018

It's the conclusion in Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6, Mark Russell's historical, melancholy trip into the history of the Cold War, the red scare, and the gay rights movement as told through obscure Hanna-Barbera characters. If you told me that I would love a comic with that logline, I would laugh at you, but Russell is nothing if not the king of DC political satire at the moment.

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6.0
Flash (2016) #35

Nov 22, 2017

It seems like this issue spends a lot of time dropping buses on interesting characters, and as such a lot of promise gets lost in the shuffle.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #36

Dec 13, 2017

I'm not sure about the direction Williamson has been taking Barry, tearing his life down, but there's no question his villains are top-notch.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #37

Dec 27, 2017

The new setting has given this book a new lease on life.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #38

Jan 11, 2018

This book's got its groove back in a big way.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #39

Jan 24, 2018

With this plot, and Flash War around the corner, it feels like this is becoming one of DC's premiere books.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #40

Feb 14, 2018

Another shakeup for Barry's powers so soon after the Negative Flash arc seems like a bit much, but a great central villain keeps this series at the top of its game.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #41

Feb 28, 2018

The "Perfect Storm" arc continues in The Flash #41 with a strong spotlight for Wally West and the younger members of the Flash family, but is somewhat held back by the fact that Barry Allen continues to make terrible choices that put him and everyone around him in grave danger.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #42

Mar 14, 2018

There's a lot of twists and turns in this issue, and while the story is a little jumbled at times, it's still easily the best run on Flash we've had in a long time. Williamson is finally putting the epic scale back in the Flash's world.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #43

Mar 28, 2018

After several chapters building up to this moment, this issue is almost entirely a showdown between Barry and Grodd.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #44

Apr 11, 2018

The final chapter of "Perfect Storm" in Flash #44 delivers some serious action and a redemption of sorts for Barry Allen (who set much of this arc's chaos in effect with his shortsighted actions), but it also delivers some serious emotional punch thanks to its framing device " which takes a dark turn in the cliffhanger.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #45

Apr 25, 2018

Now, this is how you set up a hero vs. hero conflict, not registration acts or Inhuman MacGuffins.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #46

May 9, 2018

The fact that this has been set up so well, and that the writers have worked to make us care about both sides, means this upcoming event will likely be one to remember.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #47

May 23, 2018

"Flash War" is finally here, and only one issue in, starting with Flash #47, and it's already far more compelling and nuanced than any of Marvel's nonsense Civil War/Avengers vs. X-Men/X-Men vs. Inhumans events

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9.0
Flash (2016) #48

Jun 13, 2018

I have no clue how this will end, except unhappily, but this is easily one of the stories I'm most excited by at DC right now.

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9.0
Flash (2016) #49

Jun 27, 2018

This arc has been one of the high points of the run so far, and it's clear Williamson is building what is likely to be a definitive Flash run.

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9.5
Flash (2016) #50

Jul 11, 2018

Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter's epic Flash showdown comes to a shocking close in Flash #50, shaking up virtually every element of the Flash-verse, removing some players while adding others, and containing at least one moment that left this reviewer cheering out loud.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #51

Jul 25, 2018

Serving as both a done-in-one spotlight on Wally West, and as a prequel to the next big event, the epilogue to Flash War in The Flash #51 delivers a great combination of character moments and suspense.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #52

Aug 8, 2018

This title gets the most attention for its big stories, but I really enjoy what Williamson has done with its core relationship and letting Iris in on the secret. Trickster showing up at the end as the Hulk courtesy of the Strength Force"I dunno. But this title has earned my faith and I'm excited to see where it goes next.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #53

Aug 22, 2018

The series still hasn't quite captured the excitement it had during Flash War, but it remains one of DC's most consistent titles.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #54

Sep 12, 2018

This title continues to unravel a long-game mystery with lots of highs.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #55

Sep 26, 2018

This issue feels a little scattered at times, combining a lot of plots and jumping back and forth. But it's setting up another strong central plot in a larger narrative. This book is always consistent.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #56

Oct 10, 2018

This is a highly effective, suspenseful issue with a great take on a compelling Rogue.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #57

Oct 24, 2018

This has been a compelling arc with some great twists for the mythology, and it seems from the ending that Williamson is just getting started.

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8.5
Flash (2016) #58

Nov 14, 2018

This first issue of "Force Quest" is an enjoyable status quo change that gives some much-needed focus to Barry and Iris.

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8.5
Flash (2016) Annual #1

Jan 31, 2018

This issue is an effective setup for what looks like it could be one of Williamson's defining Flash stories.

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7.5
Future Quest Presents #5

Dec 20, 2017

It's much more of a straight-forward spy comic than the more offbeat Future Quest " kind of likely a surreal, superpowered James Bond " but it's still an entertaining read, even if the writing can be a bit forced in places.

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7.0
Future Quest Presents #6

Jan 19, 2018

Hester does a good job with adding some major stakes for the character, but overall none of the players are quite as compelling as what I'm used to seeing in this book.

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8.0
Future Quest Presents #7

Feb 23, 2018

Birdman started out this arc as the Future Quest character I was least interested in, but Hester and Rude turned that around. This series continues to impress all around.

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9.0
Future Quest Presents #8

Mar 21, 2018

It's big, fun, cosmic action at its best as Mightor and his club go up against a giant alien battleship and a particular ruthless enforcer of the Collective, in a story that doesn't really need any additional knowledge to enjoy.

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8.0
Future Quest Presents #9

Apr 19, 2018

Animan is probably the most twisted and dangerous villain this series has had yet, and the issue does a great job of fleshing out the Herculoids. And Lopresti's art continues to be perfect for paying tribute to these classic characters.

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8.0
Future Quest Presents #10

May 17, 2018

The majority of this issue is a high-speed race to survive, brilliantly illustrated by Aaron Lopresti.

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7.5
Future Quest Presents #11

Jun 21, 2018

Thus far, the two Future Quest arcs by guest writers haven't been up to Parker's level, but they both worked nicely as part of the main series.

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8.5
Future Quest Presents #12

Jul 18, 2018

This is a fun, action-packed issue, but what makes it excel is the way Parker keeps the focus on the relationships between the characters.

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7.5
Gotham City Garage #4

Nov 24, 2017

I'm still not 100% sold on this series, but I am intrigued the more we find out about it.

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7.5
Gotham City Garage #5

Dec 13, 2017

It seems like this series has a lot less to do with motorcycle action than expected, instead being mostly about a resistance to a dystopian cyberpunk future. It's not the smoothest read, but issues like this have a strong core to them that wins over the reader.

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8.0
Gotham City Garage #6

Dec 27, 2017

It's not quite on par with Bombshells or Injustice yet, for me, but it's getting there.

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7.0
Gotham City Garage #7

Jan 12, 2018

This series is obviously inspired heavily by elements of Bombshells, but while that one has an overall message of hope, this feels designed for a darker world. It's certainly exciting, but it's just not as compelling.

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8.0
Gotham City Garage #8

Jan 25, 2018

Where this series has always shined is when it dials back the action a bit and explores these alternate versions of our favorite characters, and that makes this probably the best issue of the series.

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8.0
Gotham City Garage #9

Feb 14, 2018

This series keeps on building and is definitely one of the books to watch right now.

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7.5
Gotham City Garage #10

Feb 28, 2018

Ending with a life taken, although maybe not the one expected, and a bittersweet resolution, this issue is a strong one. I just wish " and this extends across the Gotham City Garage universe " that we got to know these characters a little bit before their dramatic, defining storylines

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7.5
Gotham City Garage #11

Mar 14, 2018

This series is still a bit scattershot at times, but when it's on its game, it's as good as its sister series Bombshells United. Let's hope it continues to refine its story and hits those highs more often.

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8.0
Gotham City Garage #12

Mar 28, 2018

It's a unique twist on the Superman mythology, and while this series may have been short-lived, it comes together into a solid and entertaining whole.

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8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #35

Dec 7, 2017

This series has a great ensemble working for it, and Percy seems to be getting stronger with characters every issue. I wouldn't mind if after this mega-arc is over, he got to slow down and let the characters relax a bit.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2016) #36

Jan 3, 2018

Ben Percy is always at his best when it comes to high-intensity, disturbing scenes, and this issue is packed with them.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #37

Feb 8, 2018

This run has its ups and downs, but as it enters its final act, it's heading there on a high.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #38

Mar 8, 2018

Green Arrow #38 is the conclusion of Ben Percy's run on Green Arrow, and it ends pretty much as it spent the entire run " imperfect, but with a good core and very entertaining.

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7.0
Green Arrow (2016) #39

Apr 4, 2018

It's perfectly readable, but it's trying for a lot of the same social commentary as Priest's Justice League and Deathstroke. It's just not nearly as smooth about it.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) #40

May 2, 2018

As a fill-in, it's not one of the stand-out arcs in the series, but it does deliver a satisfying conclusion, even if it continues to be odd just how many-years-old stories are suddenly being revisited.

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7.5
Green Arrow (2016) #41

Jun 6, 2018

With the series in between big stories, Scott takes a minimalist approach to her Green Arrow story, paring back the supporting cast and focusing solely on Ollie in a tense, intimate story that pits him against an army of supervillains.

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7.5
Green Arrow (2016) #42

Jul 4, 2018

There's a lot of promise here, but it ends on ambiguous note " as stories about social injustice have to, I suppose.

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4.0
Green Arrow (2016) #43

Aug 1, 2018

Based on this first issue, this run wants to deal with heavy issues, but it's bitten off a lot more than it can chew.

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4.0
Green Arrow (2016) #44

Sep 5, 2018

As the mystery of Citizen's attack on Seattle continues in Green Arrow #44, writers Julie and Shawna Benson uncover a shocking secret from Green Arrow's past " so shocking, in fact, that it may essentially destroy the character.

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3.0
Green Arrow (2016) #45

Oct 3, 2018

The end of the issue has a few good moments where Ollie meets a fellow addict who Roy helped and reflects on his own failings, but it feels like too little, too late.

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2.0
Green Arrow (2016) #46

Nov 7, 2018

Given how good the previous Green Arrow run was, this arc has been deeply disappointing and I'm hoping the character can find his feet again soon.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) Annual #1

Nov 29, 2017

This is a slightly odd issue, as there's a lot of things reminding you that it's a delayed book, but ultimately it's a fun Arrow-family adventure that lets almost everyone have a moment to shine.

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8.0
Green Arrow (2016) Annual #2

May 30, 2018

The Benson sisters, recently of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, are jumping onto Green Arrow in a few months and this annual serves as a preview. It's also a tie-in with Justice League: No Justice " oddly, coming out the week that the main event closes but set during the events of the first issue. It's also, to my eye, a significant level-up over the Bensons' previous work.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2018) #1

Nov 7, 2018

It's fast-paced, incredibly detailed, and in some places grotesque " a floating finger with a Lantern ring attached and a sentient virus with a particularly disgusting method of communication are just two elements going on in this very busy and cosmic story.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #35

Nov 15, 2017

Overall, this book stays one of DC's strongest.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #36

Dec 6, 2017

This remains the best Green Lantern book we've had since Johns.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #37

Dec 20, 2017

Seeley's done a great job of making us care about the Ungarans and Molites in only a few issues, and I'm excited to see how this complex story unfolds.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #38

Jan 4, 2018

Unfortunately, it seems like nuance goes out of the window a little bit when dealing with the Red Tide.

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7.0
Green Lanterns #39

Jan 18, 2018

The first major arc of Tim Seeley's run on Green Lanterns, set on Abin Sur's home planet of Ungara, comes to a close in Green Lanterns #39 with a story that delivers a lot of action and some great, quieter moments.

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9.0
Green Lanterns #40

Feb 7, 2018

Tim Seeley's first arc of Green Lanterns was a bit up and down, but now that the heroes are back on Earth for a bit, the title hits its groove in Green Lanterns #40" setting up a twist-filled story with surprising callbacks to not one but two excellent runs from the pre-Rebirth era.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #41

Feb 22, 2018

Tim Seeley's run on Green Lanterns continues to prove itself a worthy successor to Sam Humphries, with Green Lanterns #41, an issue that smoothly blends the cosmic with the human.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #42

Mar 7, 2018

Tim Seeley's run on Green Lanterns introduces one of the vilest villains of the entire title's run in Green Lanterns #42, an issue that's action-heavy but contains a few great moments and interesting character twists.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #43

Mar 21, 2018

This issue does a great job of showing off everyone's strengths and giving all the heroes a unique role to play in the final chapter. However, it's Jessica who really shines here.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #44

Apr 4, 2018

One of the things I love about Seeley's run is how he embraces the bizarre nature of DCU space. This techno-organic planet populated entirely by mechanical beings reminds me a lot of things we've seen in Jeff Lemire's Descender, and it's a very different planet than any we've seen in Green Lanterns before.

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8.5
Green Lanterns #45

Apr 18, 2018

This is quickly becoming one of Seeley's best arcs.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #46

May 2, 2018

As this run enters its final act, I don't think it's quite on the level of Humphries' gamechanging run, but it's done a good job of expanding Simon and Jessica's worlds for the future.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #47

May 16, 2018

There's a lot going on in this issue, and one of the most unlikely and entertaining dynamics is the team-up between John Constantine and Sara Cruz, as she tries to help the mage make contact with where her sister is trapped.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #48

Jun 6, 2018

Although there's a guest writer on this issue, it actually does feel like a close to Seeley's run, and it's looking like a strong finish.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #49

Jun 20, 2018

This is a really odd turn of events in Green Lanterns #49, as it seems like this current storyline involving the impurity in Jessica Cruz's ring will play out over not two but three writers' runs. Tim Seeley set it up, Aaron Gillespie took over, and it'll continue into Dan Jurgens' run.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #50

Jul 4, 2018

It's a perfectly competent Green Lantern Corps series, but it's not Green Lanterns. Simon and Jessica feel like they're demoted to supporting characters, as John, Guy, and Kyle all migrate over from Hal's book to play major roles.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #51

Jul 18, 2018

Two issues in, it's very clear that Dan Jurgens' Green Lanterns is much more of a Green Lantern Corps title than the Simon-and-Jessica-centric title that it was for the first forty-nine issues. It's a pretty darn good Green Lantern Corps title so far, filled with high stakes and thrills. However, although Simon and Jessica remain prominent fixtures in the book, it feels like a much less unique title than it used to be.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #52

Aug 1, 2018

This definitely isn't the same book (and we now know that this book is ending in a few months), but it's become a pretty effective tale of the Green Lantern Corps.

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8.0
Green Lanterns #53

Aug 15, 2018

A thrilling installment with a strong twist ending, Dan Jurgens continues to guide Green Lanterns towards the finish line with his trademark style.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #54

Sep 5, 2018

The end of the issue may be a bit controversial, as it brings back an element of Simon's character that people were very split on. It could be read as a symbol of his determination to fix the mess he helped cause, or it could be seen as unfortunate implications. Either way, hoping for a strong finish to what might be Jurgens' final say on his most iconic villain.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #55

Sep 19, 2018

Jurgens is delivering an exciting finale to this title before Grant Morrison takes over, but it's a far cry from the unique runs by Humphries and Seeley.

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7.5
Green Lanterns #56

Oct 3, 2018

I have little doubt that this will be a compelling final issue in two weeks as Cyborg Superman descends on the rebuilt Coast City " but shouldn't it have taken place in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps instead?

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7.0
Green Lanterns #57

Oct 17, 2018

One of DC's most original books in years, Green Lanterns #57 closes out the series with an arc that was unfortunately all too ordinary.

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9.0
Green Lanterns Annual #1

May 30, 2018

Its overall irrelevance doesn't matter, because this is actually one of my favorite issues of the Green Lanterns run, featuring pitch-perfect takes on the main characters amid a compelling plot with several surprising twists.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #33

Nov 29, 2017

The only regular DC comic of the week, this issue slipped a week into the fifth week. It was worth the wait, though, as this is both a solid character-driven issue and a great kick-off to the next big Green Lantern storyline.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #34

Dec 13, 2017

Overall, a decent issue, but this series still lacks the punch of its sister series.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #35

Dec 27, 2017

It's been a while since John and Kyle, in particular, got to shine, so this issue should be a treat for longtime readers.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #36

Jan 11, 2018

The conclusion of the "Twilight of the Guardians" storyline in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #36 brings explosive action, as always, but Venditti's really found his groove with the large group of characters he has to play with " especially the core four group of Lanterns.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37

Jan 25, 2018

A fast, rock-solid read that continues this book's climb up the DC ranks in recent months.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39

Mar 1, 2018

This current arc, pitting the Lanterns against General Zod and his family for the fate of "New Krypton," may be Venditti's best of the series, and would have easily been tops if it wasn't for some odd backsliding when it came to some of the supporting characters.

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7.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #40

Mar 15, 2018

Overall, it's a good arc that's maybe gone on an issue too long.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #41

Mar 28, 2018

I'm intrigued by where Venditti is going to take this in the last act of his run.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43

Apr 25, 2018

We've got arguably the most compelling antagonist of the series as Venditti's run moves into its final act.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #44

May 9, 2018

Venditti's been writing Green Lantern for over five years now, and this is his final act. Right now, it definitely looks like one to remember, as everything's on the table.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #46

Jun 14, 2018

The final arc of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps has brought in elements from the entire run of the series, as the advent of the Darkstars has left the Green Lanterns fleeing to any corner of the universe where they might find an ally " including among former enemies.

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8.5
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Jun 27, 2018

These versions of the New Gods still feel rather flat compared to what Tom King is doing in Mister Miracle, but it's still entertaining.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 11, 2018

This title looks like it's heading for one hell of a final act.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49

Jul 25, 2018

This is ultimately a story about the meaning of justice, and I think it might be a little too action-packed and widescreen to really get that across. There's no question it's an entertaining visual feast, and as the whole Green Lantern line gets ready to close up shop for a big revamp, I expect this series will finish strong.

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8.0
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #50

Aug 8, 2018

Venditti's run had its ups and downs, but it was never less than entertaining, and the finale certainly delivered.

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8.0
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #3

Dec 7, 2017

It's all completely ridiculous, and we could use a little more of that in comics. Archie continues to take a lot of chances lately, and they usually pay off.

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7.5
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #4

Jan 4, 2018

This book is chaotic, almost frantic at points, but it's fun, and that's more than can be said about the main Harley book at times.

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8.0
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #5

Feb 8, 2018

After a few entertaining issues that maybe dragged out the body-swap plotline a bit too much, Harley and Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #5 speeds up its plot in a big way with this packed issue that brings the two groups of gal pals together again for team-ups and betrayals.

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8.0
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty and Veronica #6

Mar 8, 2018

Really, the plot here isn't great. It never was. It's a fairly standard "scrappy underdogs try to save nature from big business" plot with some colorful villains. But it works surprisingly well because of just how well the four main characters play together.

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5.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #32

Nov 22, 2017

This is the conclusion of stories going back almost five years now, so it's disappointing to see the entire thing come down to a hastily arranged haze of carnage and explosions.

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7.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #33

Dec 20, 2017

It looks to me like Palmiotti and Conner will be going out on a high note.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #34

Jan 10, 2018

This is essentially a road-trip comedy issue, combining a lot of sight gags with some surprisingly emotional moments as Harley, Ivy, Tony, and Queenie head to Florida to meet with Harley's family.

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7.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #35

Jan 17, 2018

This issue is a solid start, although I didn't find the humor to be on the same level as the Palmiotti/Conner run. Still, if you liked that run, you're going to feel right at home with this one. Harley should be fine to stay one of DC's most successful characters.

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7.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #36

Jan 31, 2018

There's a lot of action this issue, and Miranda's depiction of Man-Bats is suitably creepy, but overall it feels very standard, which the last run never did.

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7.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #37

Feb 7, 2018

This is the quickest read of the four issues so far, but it's also the most entertaining.

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8.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #38

Feb 23, 2018

After an iffy first arc, the last issue of Frank Tieri's run showed some real promise as our big bad was introduced " and Harley Quinn #38 takes that promise and builds on it, delivering a chaotic, villain-themed issue that brings back some oddball old favorites and also promises a twist for one of Gotham's most misused villains.

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7.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #39

Mar 8, 2018

The Penguin's takeover of Coney Island continues in Harley Quinn #39, as villains from around Gotham invade the shore. Unfortunately, it's the most violent issue of Tieri's run yet, with little humor beyond the opening few pages.

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7.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #40

Mar 21, 2018

There's some strong elements, some weaker elements, but overall it doesn't quite coalesce into a cohesive whole as a story.

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7.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #41

Apr 5, 2018

Tieri's run has mostly been enjoyable so far, if not really a standout. He finishes up next issue with "Old Lady Harley", which should be suitably bizarre.

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5.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #42

Apr 19, 2018

Too much Red Tool and a rushed conclusion make this finale one to forget.

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7.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #43

Jun 7, 2018

The issue raises some interesting questions for next issue, but on its own, it didn't really grab me yet.

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6.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #44

Jun 20, 2018

Overall, this arc isn't likely to stick in my mind once Sam Humphries jumps on board to take Harley to space, but it's an amusing diversion that serves its purpose to give Harley fans a quick, chaotic arc in between big runs.

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #45

Jul 4, 2018

This is the most I've enjoyed Harley's title in a while, and I'm glad Humphries is on for the long haul.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #46

Jul 18, 2018

Let's just say that it doesn't look like Harley's taking the next flight off Apokalips any time soon, and I don't mind " this is the most entertaining the book's been in a long time.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #47

Aug 1, 2018

This continues to be the best Harley run in a while.

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #48

Aug 15, 2018

This is a very funny comic, but there's a real heart behind it at times. Humphries is doing work on the level of his run on Green Lanterns here, and that's definitely not something I expected from a Harley book.

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9.0
Harley Quinn (2016) #49

Sep 5, 2018

The violence can get truly grotesque, but almost in a splatterstick way that doesn't count because no one ever stays dead.

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9.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #50

Sep 19, 2018

Despite being chaotic, almost overly so, this issue keeps a genuine, human core that makes it maybe my favorite Harley comic.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #51

Oct 3, 2018

Not my favorite issue of the series, but Humphries continues to deliver great Harley stories.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #52

Oct 17, 2018

It's the kind of plot that could only happen in Harley Quinn, and Humphries' anarchic approach makes me look forward to this book every issue.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #53

Nov 7, 2018

Sam Humphries' increasingly bizarre Harley Quinn run continues to deliver comedy and thrills in equal percentages with the start of the next arc, titled "Minor Disaster," in Harley Quinn #53.

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8.5
Harley Quinn (2016) #54

Nov 21, 2018

Equal parts social media satire and a surprisingly deep musing on getting out from under a terrible parental figure, Harley Quinn #54 is another strong installment in Sam Humphries' excellent run.

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7.5
Harley Quinn (2016): Be Careful What You Wish For Special #1

Jan 12, 2018

The ending to this special was spoiled a long time ago in the first issue of the Rebirth run, but really, how much you enjoy this comic will depend on how much you like this run's brand of humor at its most unhinged. At least one thing's for sure " it's never going to bore you.

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8.0
Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #1

May 2, 2018

Dini manages to update one of his most iconic creations while not losing what made her a hit in the first place.

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7.0
Harley Quinn: Harley Loves Joker #2

May 16, 2018

The conclusion of Paul Dini's retro take on Harley, Harley Loves Joker #2, winds up turning into a meta look at the character in her various eras, and although it has some fun moments, winds up being a bit too clever by half.

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8.0
Hawkman (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

A new Hawkman series was always going to be a hard sell, but Venditti and Hitch give us a first issue that is exciting, intriguing, and easy to understand. That's a good way to start.

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8.5
Hawkman (2018) #2

Jul 11, 2018

I'm more fascinated by Hawkman's story than I have been in a long time, and this is looking like a worthy successor to Venditti's extended Green Lantern run.

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9.0
Hawkman (2018) #3

Aug 8, 2018

Comics are inherently a visual medium, but too many times a comic that celebrates the visual rather than the dialogue can often be an overly brief read that leaves you feeling unsatisfied. That is definitely not the case for Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch's Hawkman #3, one of the best examples of the fusion of an exciting story and bright, vivid art that I've seen in a long time.

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8.5
Hawkman (2018) #4

Sep 12, 2018

This story of reincarnation and ancient enemies has been a fascinating and unpredictable experiment with some of the best art in DC Comics at the moment.

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9.0
Hawkman (2018) #5

Oct 10, 2018

. Shifting from sci-fi to fantasy to the modern day within an issue, every installment is a surprise and I can't wait to see where this series goes next. It's been well over a decade since Hawkman was this compelling.

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8.5
Hawkman (2018) #6

Nov 14, 2018

It's one of the most purely thrilling books on DC's slate at the moment.

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8.5
Hawkman: Found #1

Dec 27, 2017

What we're left with, ultimately, is a compelling Hawkman story with a dramatic twist ending that doesn't quite make us care about Hawkman yet

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6.5
Hellblazer (2016) #16

Nov 23, 2017

Not sold on this run yet.

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6.0
Hellblazer (2016) #17

Dec 27, 2017

Seeley is back on the book after this arc, and it feels like his over-the-top horror is better suited to this book.

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7.0
Hellblazer (2016) #18

Jan 25, 2018

It's not quite as slowly paced as the original Simon Oliver year-long run, but it lacks the wild, violent surrealism that Tim Seeley brought to the title (he returns for another arc next month).

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8.5
Hellblazer (2016) #19

Mar 1, 2018

I'm hoping this creative team is here for the long haul now.

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8.0
Hellblazer (2016) #20

Mar 29, 2018

Tim Seeley's return in The Hellblazer #20 is off to a good start, as he brings a more superhero sensibility to Constantine without losing what makes him work " namely, weird, gothic, British horror.

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8.0
Hellblazer (2016) #21

Apr 26, 2018

I'm not sure that any take on Constantine in the DCU has fully worked besides Tynion and Doyle's, but Seeley is much closer than most.

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8.0
Hellblazer (2016) #22

May 24, 2018

This is how you do Constantine in the DCU without watering him down.

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8.0
Hellblazer (2016) #23

Jun 29, 2018

I think making Constantine work in the DCU is always a tricky balancing act, but Seeley has probably done a better job than anyone besides Tynion/Doyle. Tynion is taking the character back for Justice League Dark soon, but this is a strong run to go out on.

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8.0
Hellblazer (2016) #24

Jul 26, 2018

Overall, this is a strong finale to the series with one glaring flaw.

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8.0
Heroes In Crisis #1

Sep 26, 2018

This is overall a very high-quality issue, but I'm not sure King's style works as well with widescreen action as it does with intimate thrillers, and this series will need to become great to justify the senseless death it's built around.

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8.0
Heroes In Crisis #2

Oct 31, 2018

There's a ton of potential and some great moments here, but right now it feels like an odd fusion of a character-driven King thriller and an event comic, and I'm not sure either part works 100%.

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8.0
Hex Wives #1

Oct 31, 2018

This is a fascinatingly creepy concept, but unlike Border Town, it feels a bit like a slim one. I'm not sure how much mileage this comic can get out of the story before things go to hell and the witches exact their bloody vengeance, but I have a feeling it's going to be a very entertaining ride when it happens.

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9.0
House of Whispers (2018) #1

Sep 12, 2018

This title feels real. Amid the compelling cast, there's a real sense of suspense as forces beyond the human cast's understanding circle them, and the end of the issue comes with a fantastic cliffhanger as the two worlds of mythology collide in a way no one saw coming.

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9.0
House of Whispers (2018) #2

Oct 10, 2018

House of Whispers is a book about a new realm of mystery and dreams essentially crash-landing into the one we know. The main characters " Erzulie and Uncle Monday " found themselves pulled out of their realm at the end of the last issue, and this issue splits the narrative between several chaotic stories that come together into a fascinating whole.

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8.0
House of Whispers (2018) #3

Nov 14, 2018

This third issue is easily the most violent and disturbing of the series yet, and as such, it was my least favorite, but there's clearly a lot of mythology left to unravel here.

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9.0
Imaginary Fiends #1

Nov 22, 2017

This feels like it's going to be a tight horror miniseries that will deliver serious scares.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #15

Dec 6, 2017

Kara's journey as a character seems to be leading her towards eventually turning on the corrupting influences that found her, and that's a story I'm looking forward to seeing.

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7.5
Injustice 2 #16

Dec 20, 2017

This is one of those issues where the digital-first format makes the title feel more like an anthology, with the story drastically switching gears midway through and creating a briefly jarring effect.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #17

Jan 3, 2018

The real strength of Taylor's run on Injustice 2 is the way he is able to seamlessly weave together violence and destruction with some great emotional moments.

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7.5
Injustice 2 #18

Jan 18, 2018

This isn't the smoothest issue Taylor has done, but he's going back to the beginning of the series, and the story is the better for it.

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7.5
Injustice 2 #19

Feb 7, 2018

The thing with Injustice is, no matter how good things look, you can be assured tragedy and pain are just around the corner. That can make this book a bit wearying, even when the quality of the writing and art is overall strong.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #20

Feb 21, 2018

Taylor's return to this universe has been a world of difference for the franchise.

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9.0
Injustice 2 #21

Mar 8, 2018

One of the most interesting things about Injustice 2, and one of the most frustrating things at the same time, is the way the story is so wide-reaching and jumps all over the place at the drop of a hat.

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7.5
Injustice 2 #22

Mar 22, 2018

It's a chaotic, explosive issue that sets up just how bad things have gotten in this world " but maybe it's the darkest before the dawn. Maybe. In this world, things never tend to go the heroes' way.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #23

Apr 5, 2018

Although Wonder Woman and The Flash seek redemption by joining the fight, the only hero who might stand a chance at turning the tide is"The Atom? If you can't go big, go small.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #24

Apr 19, 2018

Although the issue has great spotlights for a lot of people, and gives Professor Ivo a decent ending to his storyarc as a patsy of Ra's, it's Kara who really gets to show off here, displaying how powerful both her heat vision and freeze breath are as she does what Zod couldn't and finishes Amazo off.

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7.0
Injustice 2 #26

May 17, 2018

Over the last few months in this series, it's been taking on a surprisingly epic tone, but this issue was a step back " more heroes trying to kill each other for little reason, and one angry assassin child of Batman was more than enough to deal with, thank you very much.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #27

Jun 7, 2018

Dex-Star is usually played for laughs, but this issue portrays him as a thoroughly dangerous Red Lantern. Moving away from the ongoing power struggle on Earth, this is a very compelling Green Lantern comic.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #28

Jun 21, 2018

One of the best things about Tom Taylor's take on the world of Injustice, especially in Injustice 2, is the way he can seamlessly jump genres and themes across the DCU. This current arc is essentially a full-on Green Lantern story, in many ways more in line with the Geoff Johns style than the main Green Lantern books have been in a while.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #29

Jul 4, 2018

Injustice 2 #29 continues this series' streak as one of the most pleasant surprises in the DC lineup of books at the moment. Sometimes it's almost unbearably dark, sometimes it's hilarious, but it always does a surprisingly good job of working in real emotion and development alongside its story twists.

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9.0
Injustice 2 #30

Jul 19, 2018

This current arc in Injustice 2 may be Tom Taylor's finest hour on the title, as Injustice 2 #30 delivers a near-perfect combination of top-tier action with some great moments for the characters.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #31

Aug 2, 2018

Tom Taylor continues to deliver one of the most exciting books in the DC stable in Injustice 2 #31.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #32

Aug 15, 2018

This title never slows down, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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9.0
Injustice 2 #33

Sep 6, 2018

A video game tie-in is beating almost every other comic in emotional punch here, and it's something that must be read before it's gone.

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8.5
Injustice 2 #34

Sep 20, 2018

The issue this series has always had is that it's bound to being a prequel series for a story that will play out in a video game. That makes me worry about where the ending will go, but for the story it's telling now, it's been incredibly entertaining and compelling.

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8.0
Injustice 2 #35

Oct 4, 2018

As a whole, there is no way a video game tie-in should have been this good, and that's a testament to how good Tom Taylor's writing is.

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9.0
Injustice 2 #36

Oct 17, 2018

Tom Taylor has done something incredible here " weaving a compelling and human tale out of a video game tie-in.

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5.0
Injustice 2 Annual #1

Nov 29, 2017

An annual focusing on two of the most prominent female characters in the Injusticeverse, this issue could have had a lot of promise, but instead reverts back to the violence and nihilism of this series at its weakest points.

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9.5
Injustice 2 Annual #2

Nov 21, 2018

Tom Taylor's multi-year run on this comic book adaptation of the Injustice-verse comes to a close with Injustice 2 Annual #2, and he drops the mic with what's actually one of the best Batman and Superman stories in years.

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8.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Jul 18, 2018

It feels like there may be a bit too much set up here initially, with Superman, Skeletor, and Darkseid all being set up as major threats. However, it's a fun, fast-paced read that gets me more interested in the Masters of the Universe than I was during any of their solo comics.

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8.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #2

Aug 15, 2018

The first of two oddball crossovers out this week from DC, this video game/cartoon team-up from Tim Seeley and Freddie Williams III continues to be a much more effective story than it has any right to be.

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8.0
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #3

Sep 20, 2018

The second of two Injustice books this week, Tim Seeley's bizarre but surprisingly good crossover, Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe, continues to entertain.

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7.5
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #4

Nov 3, 2018

An action-packed fourth issue of this oddball video game/cartoon crossover, Tim Seeley's cosmic adventure continues to deliver chaos and magic, and a surprising amount of humor.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #33

Nov 15, 2017

This crossover was never groundbreaking, but every issue was fun, action-packed, and did the characters it spotlighted justice.

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9.0
Justice League (2016) #34

Dec 6, 2017

The action can be chaotic, making the dialogue a tiny bit hard to follow at times. But that's a very minor issue, compared to what's easily the most compelling issue of this series so far. I'm hoping that Priest is on this title for the long haul " this is the most promising start to a Justice League run I can remember.

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8.5
Justice League (2016) #35

Dec 20, 2017

This is easily the best the Justice League has been in years.

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8.5
Justice League (2016) #36

Jan 3, 2018

Hands-down the best League run we've gotten in a while.

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9.0
Justice League (2016) #37

Jan 17, 2018

So far, this is a fantastic debut arc.

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8.5
Justice League (2016) #38

Feb 7, 2018

Not a perfect issue, but one that continues to develop the unique picture Priest is creating.

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9.0
Justice League (2016) #39

Feb 21, 2018

Shame this run will only be twelve issues " it's one of the all-time best Justice League runs.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #40

Mar 7, 2018

It was easy to roll my eyes when the main crisis of the issue presented itself " how many times do we see the Watchtower start to fall out of orbit per year? I'm pretty sure it's happened in Trinity, and at least once in Hitch's Justice League run recently. But Priest manages to save this time-worn plot by focusing it entirely on the members of the League stuck on the falling satellite, as they have to make hard decisions about who will live and who will die.

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9.0
Justice League (2016) #41

Mar 21, 2018

I'm excited for Snyder's run, but damn, will he have to work hard to top this one.

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8.0
Justice League (2016) #42

Apr 4, 2018

Justice League #42, the penultimate issue of Priest's run before Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson come in to blow everything up, has a lot to do, and unlike most issues of his run, I'm not sure everything landed.

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9.0
Justice League (2016) #43

Apr 18, 2018

The subplot with Jessica and Bruce kissing earlier in the arc remains the weak point of the run, but I did like Selina's interaction with Jessica in this issue. The end of the issue has a J'onn J'onnz cameo, setting up No Justice, but the future teams have a battle ahead of themselves to equal Priest on this title.

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8.5
Justice League (2018) #1

Jun 6, 2018

The issue is very busy, and maybe a bit rambling in points (like Luthor's musing about "Justice" and "Doom"), but it does what it sets out to to " I'm excited on multiple levels to find out where Snyder is going here. Just like in No Justice, I'm sold.

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9.0
Justice League (2018) #2

Jun 20, 2018

This is the kind of Justice League run where it feels like something huge, cosmic, and devastating is coming, and a team like this is truly necessary. It could be too driven by action, but so far Snyder's characterization is top-notch.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #3

Jul 4, 2018

As Scott Snyder continues to unfold his epic Justice League run, this is easily the most action-driven issue yet. That's both a plus and a minus " it's spectacular, but it also feels like the fastest read and the least consequential story yet.

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9.0
Justice League (2018) #4

Jul 18, 2018

Scott Snyder has been all over the map in terms of genres in his time at DC, covering horror, adventure, coming-of-age, and even philosophical epic. But he's never quite done widescreen comic book action until now, and Justice League #4 is the blockbuster showdown to end all blockbuster showdowns.

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9.0
Justice League (2018) #5

Aug 1, 2018

This is how you do a Justice League run " by giving the characters enemies who can push them to the limit.

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9.0
Justice League (2018) #6

Aug 15, 2018

Scott Snyder has managed to take the epic vibe of an event comic and distill it to a bi-weekly ongoing. That's exactly what a great team book should be.

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8.5
Justice League (2018) #7

Sep 5, 2018

Scott Snyder's first arc on Justice League has been everything I'd want from a big-scale conventional Justice League title " strong team dynamic, a combination of A-listers and more obscure characters, and an over-the-top explosive threat that delivers thrills and great visuals.

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8.5
Justice League (2018) #8

Sep 19, 2018

If Snyder and Tynion are going for blockbuster storytelling, they're definitely succeeding.

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8.5
Justice League (2018) #9

Oct 3, 2018

It's a bridge issue before The Drowned Earth begins later this month, and Justice League #8 does a good job of showing off both the strengths and weaknesses of this run.

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8.5
Justice League (2018) #10

Oct 17, 2018

I like that Snyder's League is bringing in auxiliary members like Firestorm and Adam Strange (who helps Superman and Flash on a mission involving Volcano Man).

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9.0
Justice League (2018) #11

Nov 7, 2018

As Drowned Earth hits its third chapter, the second Justice League event in the last two months finds its groove and delivers its most entertaining chapter yet.

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8.0
Justice League (2018) #12

Nov 21, 2018

Black Manta's final line feels almost meme-worthy, and I'm not sure all the art shifts work, but this remains an entertaining old-school event comic, even if it's not a patch on Tynion's last event outing.

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8.0
Justice League (2018): Drowned Earth Special #1

Oct 31, 2018

We get a lot of action, but there's very little time to slow down and appreciate the mood. It's fun and exciting, but right now it's not much else. I'm hopeful this will turn into a deeper story as it goes on.

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9.0
Justice League Dark (2018) #1

Jul 25, 2018

Although Tynion is going to be missed on Detective Comics, this feels like a new hit for DC in the making.

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10
Justice League Dark (2018) #2

Aug 22, 2018

This story is a master class in tension and worldbuilding, and is already one of the high points of Tynion and Martinez Bueno's careers.

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9.5
Justice League Dark (2018) #3

Sep 26, 2018

The best Justice League title in years is James Tynion's unique horror-based adventure, which perfectly blends a-list and c-list heroes to uncover the dark magical history of the DCU.

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9.5
Justice League Dark (2018) #4

Oct 17, 2018

As The Witching Hour continues to unfold, the battle shifts to Nanda Parbat in Justice League Dark #4, one of the most spectacular issues of an event comic I've read in a while.

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9.5
Justice League Dark (2018) #5

Nov 21, 2018

This series has a lot of dangling plot threads, and most of them are holding a ton of promise. This is easily the class of the DCU's team books at the moment.

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10
Justice League Dark (2018): Witching Hour #1

Oct 31, 2018

Tynion has raised the bar, and Justice League Dark may not be the flagship Justice League title, but it's the best we've had in a very long time.

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8.5
Justice League of America (2017) #19

Nov 22, 2017

Even with a creative, action-packed battle segment, it's the characters who shine in this series and make Orlando's take on the Justice League easily the best one right now.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #20

Dec 13, 2017

This team's character-driven focus has given it the distinct edge over the main JL book (although Priest's new run may just change that).

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #21

Dec 27, 2017

Stephen Byrne's guest art is strong, and this is a satisfying one-off issue in between major mythology arcs.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #22

Jan 11, 2018

Orlando's tribute tour to the 90s in his various books continues, and I'm loving it.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #23

Jan 24, 2018

Steve Orlando has quickly made a name for himself as the king of 90's DC Comics deep cuts, and they don't get any deeper than the events of Justice League of America #23.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #24

Feb 14, 2018

A strong finale to the "Deadly Fable" arc in Justice League of America #20, as we now know this is the penultimate arc to Orlando's run.

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8.5
Justice League of America (2017) #25

Feb 28, 2018

In Justice League of America #25, the Extremists come back into the story in a plot that feels very Kirbyesque, as well as having a stronger narrative than the initial arc did.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #26

Mar 14, 2018

The final arc brings in a classic Atom and JL villain for an arc that promises to deliver more twists. I'm hoping there's room for an oddball JL book like this in the DC line in the future.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #27

Mar 28, 2018

Chronos is one of those villains that is a compelling adversary, but not exactly a compelling character. Still, as a villain to bring the concept of the run full circle and provide a final trial by fire for Ryan, he works pretty well.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #28

Apr 11, 2018

Overall, with one issue to go, this series may not have been perfect, but it calls back to the classic Justice League runs that featured odd characters playing off the icons. I'm hoping Orlando gets a big new project soon, and that the upcoming titles keep some of this series' spirit.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) #29

Apr 25, 2018

Steve Orlando's Justice League of America comes to a satisfying close in Justice League of America #29, as the Justice League line wraps up in preparation for May's "No Justice" event.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2017) Annual #1

Nov 29, 2017

A story about Lobo's love for space dolphins could easily be absurd and pointless, but Orlando uses it to give the ultra-violent 90s icon a bit of nuance that makes this a very entertaining issue. It's certainly not like anything else you'll read this week.

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9.0
Justice League: No Justice #1

May 9, 2018

Picking up directly from the ending of Dark Nights: Metal, this weekly miniseries by the writing team of Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson is a high-octane, thrilling old-school book that unites heroes and villains against a much bigger threat.

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9.0
Justice League: No Justice #2

May 16, 2018

Halfway in, this is an exciting, tight event that delivers everything it promises and more.

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8.5
Justice League: No Justice #3

May 23, 2018

Three-fourths of the way through this epic bridge event that sets the stage for the Justice League relaunch, the story flags a little bit in Justice League: No Justice #3 from the first two chapters but remains one of the most consistently entertaining takes on the Justice League in years.

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8.5
Justice League: No Justice #4

May 30, 2018

As Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson wrap up the first act of the big Justice League relaunch in Justice League: No Justice #4, they've managed to deliver what essentially feels like dessert to Dark Nights: Metal " a big, explosive, fun comic book event with a much lighter touch than the prior event " a surprising amount of elder-God cannibalism in the final issue aside.

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8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #1

Sep 26, 2018

This is an intriguing cosmic adventure with a tight cast of misfit characters.

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8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #2

Oct 24, 2018

Justice League Odyssey, Joshua Williamson's ambitious deep-space adventure title isn't so much a Justice League title as the title advertises " it actually has more in common with Guardians of the Galaxy.

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6.0
Kamandi Challenge #11

Nov 24, 2017

The issue's action-packed, sure, but it lacks the charm or thrills of past issues, and feels more like it's cover-banding Kirby than anything else.

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9.0
Kamandi Challenge #12

Dec 27, 2017

This wild experiment featured some of the top talents in the DCU past and present, and it all comes to a close here with this double-sized epic that brings Kamandi's journey to a satisfying and meta end.

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8.0
Lucifer (2018) #1

Oct 17, 2018

Lucifer #1, the third of the Sandman Universe titles debuts, and it's by far the darkest and trickiest outing yet " a complex, mind-bending, time-travelling thriller that follows the devil himself through multiple realities.

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8.5
Lucifer (2018) #2

Nov 21, 2018

Shifting Lucifer between menacing trickster and addled old man in this series is an intriguing way to keep us on our toes, and the title remains strong. I think it needs to focus a bit more and show us how it fits with the rest of its line before too long, and give us some real answers.

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9.0
Man of Steel (2018) #1

May 30, 2018

There's a lot of unanswered questions here, but do I like the way Bendis writes Superman? I do. A lot.

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7.5
Man of Steel (2018) #2

Jun 6, 2018

Overall, lots of promise here, but a major downgrade from the first issue.

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8.5
Man of Steel (2018) #3

Jun 13, 2018

There are still a few bumps along the way, but I'm very intrigued by what Bendis is building here.

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8.0
Man of Steel (2018) #4

Jun 20, 2018

There are some persistent hiccups that need to be ironed out, but I'm still intrigued by everything Bendis is doing here, and I'm excited to see how the final third of this series plays out.

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6.0
Man of Steel (2018) #5

Jun 27, 2018

Man of Steel #5 is easily the weakest chapter of Bendis' weekly Superman debut, and the problem is both the writing style and the direction of the story at different points.

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7.5
Man of Steel (2018) #6

Jul 4, 2018

The first arc of Brian Michael Bendis' new DC run concludes with a mixed bag of an issue that sets the stage for some interesting subplots while also teasing us with what could have been.

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7.5
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1

Feb 28, 2018

Mera: Queen of Atlantis, a title spinning out of Abnett's Aquaman run is odd, in that its biggest strength is also its biggest weakness " it's got some intriguing subplots going back years to explore, but unfortunately its leading lady may just be the least interesting thing going on in the issue.

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7.5
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #2

Mar 29, 2018

This isn't a bad series by any stretch " neither is the book it spins out of " but it's not really a Mera series.

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8.0
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #3

Apr 25, 2018

Probably the best issue yet of this series, as after two Ocean Master-centric issues, it finally feels like Mera is taking charge of her own series.

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8.0
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #4

May 23, 2018

Abnett has a good handle on Atlantis and its surrounding elements overal, and while the Corum Rath story has gone on way too long for my tastes, this story does have enough good elements to impress me.

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7.5
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #5

Jun 28, 2018

It's a well-written issue, if a bit lacking in dramatic moments, and I think Abnett has actually consistently been better on this title than on the main Aquaman title as of late. And it's good to see her finally take the lead, unlike the first few issues.

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7.0
Mera: Queen of Atlantis #6

Jul 25, 2018

It's an entertaining, if not entirely satisfying, finale.

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9.0
Milk Wars: Shade The Changing Girl/Wonder Woman #1

Feb 14, 2018

Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1 is easily the most compelling and disturbing one-shot of the "Milk Wars" event so far.

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8.0
Milk Wars: Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1

Feb 28, 2018

The event definitely delivers the wonder and joy and craziness of comics. (Something that's largely been missing from the Metal event.)

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7.0
Milk Wars: JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1

Jan 31, 2018

Combining the most unconventional DC team book at the moment with maybe the most unconventional book DC has ever put out, the premiere chapter of the Milk Wars crossover in the JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1 will either win you over or turn you off, and which of those it does will likely depend heavily on your tolerance for the Doom Patrol comic.

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9.0
Milk Wars: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1

Feb 21, 2018

A fantastic thrill ride, up with the best of the series.

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8.5
Milk Wars: Mother Panic/Batman Special #1

Feb 7, 2018

This is yet more evidence that Jody Houser is one of the best new writers in DC's stable and they should give her a solo mainline book soon.

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10
Mister Miracle #5

Dec 13, 2017

Once again, King surprises with this incredibly intimate and emotionally intense issue that chronicles what may very well be Scott Free's last day alive.

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10
Mister Miracle #6

Jan 10, 2018

This is essentially a story about trauma and moving on, and it's one of the best comics anyone has put out in years.

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9.5
Mister Miracle #7

Mar 14, 2018

Every issue of this series is like its own 22-page play " each different, but each brilliant.

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10
Mister Miracle #8

Apr 18, 2018

Any writer or editor who says it's hard to write comics about married people, or parents, just needs to read this issue. It's not hard at all. And it can be brilliant.

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9.5
Mister Miracle #9

Jun 13, 2018

Thus far, the one way to describe Mister Miracle would be "Harsh". Tom King and Mitch Gerads' reinvention of the Fourth World has been nothing short of brutal in different ways in every issue.

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10
Mister Miracle #10

Aug 1, 2018

Mister Miracle #10 is one of the best portrayals of domestic strife and a relationship under pressure that I've ever seen.

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10
Mister Miracle #11

Sep 19, 2018

It's taken a while for Mister Miracle #11 to get here, with quite a few delays to the last few issues of King and Gerads' DC masterpiece. But when you look at the way every single issue of Mister Miracle delivers on every level, it's well worth the wait.

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10
Mister Miracle #12

Nov 14, 2018

This series has been one of the most acclaimed mainstream comic series in modern history, and it's not hard to see why " Tom King and Mitch Gerads have taken the bones of the Fourth World mythology created by Jack Kirby and boiled it down to the horrors lurking underneath " a story of a boy sold into hell by his father to create a lasting peace that would never hold in the first place.

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8.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #1

Mar 28, 2018

Despite the massive status quo changes, this run feels very consistent with the last one and is recommended for any fans of it. I also enjoyed the oddball backup, dealing with how this new Gotham is marketed " and by who.

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9.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #2

Apr 25, 2018

This is a genuinely new take on Gotham, and even Joker's backup " written as a letter to an advice columnist " works surprisingly well. It's. looking like an excellent relaunch.

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9.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #3

May 23, 2018

Unfortunately now announced to be ending after only six issues, Gotham A.D., the reinvention of Mother Panic's core concept continues to be one of the best books in the Young Animal line.

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8.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #4

Jun 28, 2018

As Mother Panic's final arc (for now) enters its second half, this is easily the darkest issue of the series yet, introducing twisted new versions of both Gotham heroes and villains with Gotham A.D. Yet, even amid this bleak tone it manages to come up with inventive twists and some truly great moments.

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9.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #5

Jul 26, 2018

Overall, this run has become something really special, and the eighteen issues of Mother Panic might be the most consistently entertaining book in the Young Animal brand.

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8.0
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #6

Aug 23, 2018

There's a lot happening in this issue, but she never loses sight of the emotional core of the story even as the events happen a mile a minute.

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6.0
Motherlands #1

Jan 31, 2018

There's potential here, but the issue is bogged down in coarse dialogue and so far undistinguished characters.

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8.5
Mystik U #1

Nov 28, 2017

It's an oddball book that isn't likely to have any bearings on the DCU in the future, but it's also a great entry-level comic for DC's magical characters.

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9.0
Mystik U #2

Jan 31, 2018

Mike Norton's art is fantastic, slightly darker than what he normally does but with the same great character work. If I have one complaint, it's the slightly cheap cliffhanger, but so far, this is one of the most enjoyable and unique books DC has put out in a while.

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9.0
Mystik U #3

Mar 29, 2018

One of the most ambitious DC Elseworlds projects in a while, this double-sized finale of Mystik U packs a lot into one package and brings the story of this DC magic academy with a sinister twist to a satisfying close.

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7.5
New Challengers (2018) #1

May 16, 2018

I'm hoping the next five issues give us a little more to connect with because right now the challenger is there, but the Challengers are lacking.

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8.0
New Challengers (2018) #2

Jun 20, 2018

After a first issue that mostly focused on one member of the team and set up a version of the Challengers of the Unknown that was unlike anything we'd seen before, this second issue kicks the concept into high gear and finds its footing as one of the better members of the New Age of DC Heroes line.

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8.0
New Challengers (2018) #3

Jul 18, 2018

Overall, this remains one of the stronger books in the line. Iit's a wild, twisty " maybe a bit too twisty " callback to a bygone era.

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8.0
New Challengers (2018) #4

Aug 16, 2018

New Challengers has been a little slow to unfold, but it's turned into a compelling story about life, death, and what people would do with a second chance.

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8.0
New Challengers (2018) #5

Sep 19, 2018

In contrast to Damage, New Challengers is almost overwhelming with the amount of plot it is trying to pack into a six-issue miniseries.

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7.5
New Challengers (2018) #6

Oct 18, 2018

Scott Snyder and Aaron Gillespie's revamp of the Challengers of the Unknown comes to a close in New Challengers #6, and this series has turned out to be an intriguing, if overstuffed, look at superheroes and mortality.

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8.5
New Superman #18

Dec 13, 2017

This series hasn't always been perfect, but there's no question it has one of the most original and engaging new lead characters to come out of DC in some time.

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7.5
New Superman #19

Jan 10, 2018

The issue does take place early in the run, so it might feel a bit out of step, but this is an interesting sideways detour into one of DC's best books.

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9.0
New Superman #20

Feb 14, 2018

One issue into the new direction, this is probably a better Teen Titans book than any actual Teen Titans book we've gotten in years. It's got the appealing characters, a great team dynamic, and a legitimate and unique threat.

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9.0
New Superman #21

Mar 14, 2018

The scope and scale of New Super-Man and the Justice League of China continues to expand with the new rebranding, and issue #21 is one of the series' best.

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9.0
New Superman #22

Apr 11, 2018

As the rebranded New Super-Man and the Justice League of China continues its new arc, it's showing off a wider scope and an interesting focus on geopolitics that merges surprisingly smoothly with a high-fantasy vibe that's served the series well since the beginning.

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9.0
New Superman #23

May 9, 2018

This is how you do diversity in comics.

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9.0
New Superman #24

Jun 13, 2018

Sadly, this series will end after this issue, but I'm hoping that doesn't mean the end for either Kenan or Gene Luen Yang at DC. I'd love to see him continue to write these characters, maybe in a team book. It's been one of DC's hidden gems and I hope it finds a second life in collections.

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8.5
New Talent Showcase #2

Nov 29, 2017

Overall, a world of difference from last year. These stories were structured far better and allowed these rookie writers to show off their talents and display a clear voice for the characters.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #33

Nov 15, 2017

Tim Seeley's penultimate issue of Nightwing is one of the most exciting of the run, a non-stop action sequence that pairs Nightwing and his historical arch-nemesis Blockbuster against Dick's personal nemesis Raptor " and an army of Blockbusters.

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7.5
Nightwing (2016) #34

Dec 6, 2017

The issue is lacking any critical flaws, but it feels like a missed opportunity on a lot of counts.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #35

Dec 20, 2017

The issue ends with a good cliffhanger that hints just how far the Judge's tentacles go, and it's overall a strong, solid start to a promising new run.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #36

Jan 3, 2018

Nightwing #36, the second issue of Sam Humphries' Nightwing run drives home what I was feeling in the first issue " this is the closest thing we'll ever get to a DC version of Daredevil.

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9.0
Nightwing (2016) #37

Jan 17, 2018

This run is really picking up steam.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #38

Feb 7, 2018

It's dipped a little from the first few issues, but it's still a highly compelling read.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #39

Feb 21, 2018

With Nightwing #39, A few issues into Humphries' Nightwing arc, I was getting a bit worried about The Judge, who had too many notes of other villains and was dominating the series to an unfortunate degree. However, this issue " taking place in two timelines and finally giving us The Judge's origin " adds some very original and welcome twists, and this run starts to feel like it's coming into its own.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #40

Mar 7, 2018

A tense, non-stop showdown with one of the deadliest villains Nightwing has ever faced in Bludhaven, it's a strong opening act " but as an only act, it sort of feels like this run won't leave a lasting stamp on Nightwing once it's done.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #41

Mar 21, 2018

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #42

Apr 4, 2018

What makes this issue work is that it calls back to what pre-Rebirth writers seemed to remember " Dick is as much a mentor and as much family to Damian as Bruce is, being the one who initially trained him as Robin and looked after him while Bruce was gone in time.

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7.5
Nightwing (2016) #43

Apr 18, 2018

It's not an essential read, but it's a fine fill-in before the new team kicks off and gets back to the big plotlines.

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4.0
Nightwing (2016) #44

May 2, 2018

It's just an odd, confusing issue that doesn't really feel like Nightwing at all, and I'm hoping it's just a bump in the road and Percy finds his footing the way he did on Green Arrow: Rebirth.

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7.0
Nightwing (2016) #45

Jun 6, 2018

It's a definite improvement over the first issue, but I'm still not fully sold on this new direction.

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6.5
Nightwing (2016) #46

Jul 4, 2018

It's not that this series is overtly bad so far, but this initial storyline isn't really working for me and I don't think the tone meshes well with Nightwing's character.

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6.0
Nightwing (2016) #47

Aug 1, 2018

There's a lot of interesting ideas in this run, but I'm not sure they add up to a good Nightwing run.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) #48

Sep 5, 2018

Continuing from last week's Nightwing annual, Nightwing #48 is another step up for Ben Percy's run.

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8.0
Nightwing (2016) #49

Sep 19, 2018

Percy does a good job with Silencer, although she's far away from her family and status quo.

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7.0
Nightwing (2016) #50

Oct 3, 2018

I'm not sure about this direction as a whole, but this issue makes me think Percy could have spun something interesting out of it. Sadly, he won't get the chance.

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1.0
Nightwing (2016) #51

Oct 17, 2018

Nightwing #51 feels very clearly slapped together at the last second, with two writers, two artists, and two colorists " and it shows. It's also probably the most half-assed comic I've read in quite some time.

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3.0
Nightwing (2016) #52

Nov 7, 2018

Chris Mooneyham returns to Nightwing in Nightwing #52, but it's a very different Nightwing than the one he left. This issue isn't quite as aggressively bad as the first issue of Scott Lobdell's "Ric Grayson" run, but it's still a complete mess of a concept.

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4.0
Nightwing (2016) #53

Nov 21, 2018

So this new Nightwing run continues to be a trainwreck, balancing a ridiculous status quo with a pair of lead characters that barely seem to be in the same comic.

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8.5
Nightwing (2016) Annual #1

Aug 29, 2018

After a hit-and-miss first arc, Benjamin Percy's Nightwing run may be hitting its groove with a creepy annual that escalates the threat of Wyrm and the Dark Web into Gotham City.

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7.5
Nightwing: The New Order #4

Nov 23, 2017

This miniseries continues see-sawing between an out-of-character mess and an intriguing dystopia with just enough interesting elements to make it work.

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7.0
Nightwing: The New Order #5

Dec 27, 2017

The penultimate issue of this dark AU continues to expand the world and has some major reveals, but it still suffers from one major issue that has persisted from the first issue " its version of Dick Grayson makes no sense.

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7.0
Nightwing: The New Order #6

Jan 24, 2018

The problem, once again, is that much of the plot is driven by characters making bad decisions that don't really make sense.

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6.0
Old Lady Harley #1

Oct 24, 2018

Spinning out of the one-off future-set issue that wrapped Frank Tieri's run, Old Lady Harley #1 is a chaotic, action-packed alternate universe take that throws Harley Quinn and her supporting cast into a post-apocalyptic future. The problem is that it feels like a product of the past, not a story of the future.

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8.5
Pearl #1

Aug 15, 2018

Overall, definitely a recommended first issue just to see these masters work.

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9.0
Pearl #2

Sep 19, 2018

The issue is over sooner than expected, due to quite a few pages that are dialogue-free, but the detail in Michael Gaydos' art is something to behold.

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8.0
Pearl #3

Oct 17, 2018

Unlike Cover, Bendis and Gaydos' Pearl is a very conventional comic, exactly the kind you'd expect to get from these creators. That doesn't mean it's not a good comic " it is exceptionally put together, with some of the best art I've seen from Gaydos in quite some time " but it's also not holding many surprises.

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8.5
Plastic Man (2018) #1

Jun 13, 2018

What surprised me is that this is a fairly dark book, having more in common with Gail's grittier titles like Deadpool and Secret Six instead of her more lighthearted superhero stuff. But surprisingly, it works, as Plastic Man started out not as a superhero but as a petty crook.

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8.5
Plastic Man (2018) #2

Jul 11, 2018

The first issue surprised me with just how much of a crime drama it was, but Plastic Man #2 embraces the absurdity of the character as Gail Simone cuts loose and has fun with one of DC's most over-the-top characters.

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8.5
Plastic Man (2018) #3

Aug 8, 2018

Gail Simone's reinvention of Plastic Man's origin often feels like a 1980s comedy-noir, and it makes a lot more sense once you realize that she's been planning to do this comic for years.

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8.0
Plastic Man (2018) #4

Sep 12, 2018

Gail Simone's ability to fuse comedy with tension is on full display in Plastic Man #4, as we get some big reveals and a few old Simone favorites show up to play.

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8.0
Plastic Man (2018) #5

Oct 10, 2018

While Gail Simone is great at comedy, she also has an excellent handle on the dark and creepy. This issue combines the two neatly.

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7.5
Plastic Man (2018) #6

Nov 14, 2018

It's a good issue, but until we know that these plots are going to be resolved, it's also rather unsatisfying. Hoping for a sequel announcement as soon as possible.

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3.0
Ragman #3

Dec 13, 2017

This isn't the total dud that Deadman's new series is, but it's the most forgettable.

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1.0
Ragman #4

Jan 12, 2018

The issue ends with a mildly creepy visual (albeit one that feels copied from every horror movie out there). But nothing can save a comic that so grossly misses the central point of its lead character.

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3.0
Ragman #5

Feb 15, 2018

My issues with this take on Ragman have been well known by now, but Ragman #5, the penultimate issue, drives home the overarching problem with the structure " it's just too busy.

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3.0
Ragman #6

Mar 16, 2018

Ragman under previous writers, most famously Bill Willingham, was a complex character whose powers came from a rich mythology and served a harsh but benevolent justice. This series hollows that character out, turning him into a generic antihero covered in a cursed object.

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7.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1

Jan 24, 2018

It's kind of a slow start, but there's a good central character and I'm hoping it builds momentum from here.

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8.5
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2

Mar 1, 2018

I'm not sure what the twelve-issue plan here is, but overall, this miniseries is going in a great direction and I'm hoping it leads to the character being used well throughout the DCU.

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7.5
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #3

Mar 29, 2018

Marv Wolfman's new Raven: Daughter of Darkness maxiseries is one of the most ambitious books on the market, and that's both a curse and a blessing.

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7.5
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #4

Apr 26, 2018

The overall plot is still very vague, and Baron Winters only seems to be hanging around as a way for Wolfman to tie two of his favorite creations together. However, as long as Raven remains a compelling lead character and her family dramas remain the focus, I'm going to keep enjoying this series.

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7.5
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #5

May 31, 2018

This run has gone bigger than the previous Raven miniseries by Wolfman, and that has the side effect of making the smaller, more intimate moments slip under the radar.

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7.5
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #6

Jun 29, 2018

Raven's title has done a good job of humanizing her instead of making her a stock "Dark creepy girl" character, and although the plotting may be a little jumbled, I'm glad Wolfman gets to continue fleshing out one of his most famous creations.

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7.5
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #7

Aug 23, 2018

Where this issue fails is in that there's a little too much going on at once. The drama feels a bit chaotic, and it works best when we're simply following Raven in her life.

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8.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #8

Sep 27, 2018

The normalized LGBT representation and the interaction of the young heroes here make this a very entertaining read, and I'm hoping the last arc keeps the focus on this new dynamic.

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8.0
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #9

Oct 25, 2018

This series started a bit slow, taking way too long to kick off Winters' plot, but now that it's going strong it's the best use of Raven's character in years.

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7.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #17

Dec 14, 2017

It's a bit of a mess, but there are a select few characters who Lobdell writes surprisingly well here.

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7.5
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #18

Jan 12, 2018

Red Hood and the Outlaws #18, focusing on Bizarro, is definitely one of the better ones of the run, even as it oddly begins abruptly with Queen Bee " now calling herself the Hive Queen " taunting the heroes.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #19

Feb 15, 2018

Surprisingly, ever since this current arc of Red Hood and the Outlaws has begun, this has been one of DC's most improved books.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #20

Mar 15, 2018

This arc has easily been the most compelling this title has been.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #21

Apr 11, 2018

This series continues to improve, and I'm hopeful it'll stay strong.

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8.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #22

May 10, 2018

Ever since Lobdell began his overarching arc dealing with Bizarro, Red Hood and the Outlaws has been far stronger than it has in any previous incarnation. Still, there's a few lingering problems that hold it back, particularly most things to do with Artemis.

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7.5
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #23

Jun 14, 2018

DC's displayed a surprising amount of faith in this title over the last seven years, and it may finally be paying off.

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6.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #24

Jul 12, 2018

Red Hood and the Outlaws #24 is the final chapter of a long story that set up a smarter Bizarro and a Jason Todd who seemed to be going straight, but both of those plots come to a tragic end here. Unfortunately, at least in one case, it feels like a massive waste of potential and brings up flashbacks to another, far worse recent DC Comic.

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7.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #25

Aug 8, 2018

Lobdell's Jason continues to be his strongest suit writing-wise, but I definitely can't say the same about his destructive, rage-driven Batman.

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4.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #26

Sep 12, 2018

This issue throws away every bit of character development Jason went through and portrays him as an angry Punisher ripoff.

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6.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #27

Oct 10, 2018

The second issue this week tying in with Heroes in Crisis, this second issue of the new direction is definitely a step up from last issue's Punisher-lite comic. It's still not a very good comic, owing to some seriously wonky characterization from everyone involved. It's okay to not nail every bit of continuity " but actively contradicting your own comic from months ago, less so.

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4.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) #28

Nov 15, 2018

Overall, the series continues to not really work.

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7.0
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) Annual #2

Aug 29, 2018

This issue does have a lot going for it, but it's held back by obvious foreshadowing and a horrifically abusive version of Batman.

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3.0
Scarlet (2018) #1

Aug 29, 2018

Too much of the issue seems like a monologue, not a story, and Scarlet herself is a bizarrely narcissistic lead character whose revolution began out of personal pain and seems oddly disconnected from the reality on the ground.

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3.0
Scooby Apocalypse #20

Dec 14, 2017

This issue (and series as a whole) seem to be going for a Walking Dead vibe, but that's not a selling point for me.

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6.5
Scooby Apocalypse #21

Jan 12, 2018

There's still a bit too much generic monster action and shooting, but there are some nicely tense action segments along the way.

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6.0
Scooby Apocalypse #22

Feb 15, 2018

Twenty-two issues into Scooby Apocalypse, it's clear that the whole Scooby-Doo trappings are essentially just a minor element of what's become a more absurdist, more colorful Walking Dead with a more protected central cast of characters.

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5.0
Scooby Apocalypse #23

Mar 16, 2018

When the title critters actually show up, the story is a bit of fun, but it's been dragging on way too long.

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4.0
Scooby Apocalypse #24

Apr 12, 2018

Scooby Apocalypse #24 is basically a slow march to doom, which is a lot less effective because previews already spoiled what's coming next in this title.

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6.0
Scooby Apocalypse #25

May 9, 2018

Probably should have skipped an issue and let the main plot have the sole spotlight for a month.

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6.0
Scooby Apocalypse #26

Jun 14, 2018

This title just doesn't have the subtlety for the topics it tackles.

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6.0
Scooby Apocalypse #27

Jul 12, 2018

There's some decent material in this subplot, but unfortunately the dialogue doesn't really live up to the potential.

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6.0
Scooby Apocalypse #28

Aug 9, 2018

Not all that much going on here, and the same goes for Daisy and Cliffy. Their bonding is a nice touch in a very grim issue, but that's it.

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5.0
Scooby Apocalypse #29

Sep 13, 2018

Part of the problem with Scooby Apocalypse as a series is that it wavers between having no sense of forward motion, and putting its forward motion into fast forward. That's the issue with Scooby Apocalypse #29.

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6.5
Scooby Apocalypse #30

Oct 11, 2018

Thirty issues in, more than double the length of any other Hanna-Barbera series, it still feels like Scooby Apocalypse doesn't know what kind of book it wants to be. Sometimes it's broadly comic, sometimes it's so unrelentingly grim that it almost feels like The Walking Dead, and sometimes those two tones are crammed together in one issue.

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4.0
Scooby Apocalypse #31

Nov 15, 2018

The introduction of Fred's reanimated corpse as the new big bad of the series has given the series a burst of intensity, but the series has done very little to make us care about the humans in this series so far.

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6.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #32

Nov 24, 2017

Probably only for Hanna-Barbera completists.

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8.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #33

Dec 27, 2017

Scooby-Doo Team-Up is serving a great purpose by introducing a new generation of readers to some of the less familiar inhabitants of the DCU, and for that alone it's a worthy read.

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8.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #34

Jan 26, 2018

I can see this issue being a great way to introduce young readers to the Birds.

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7.5
Scooby-Doo Team-up #35

Mar 2, 2018

Generally, Scooby-Doo Team-Up is at its best when it's playing around with strange corners of the DCU, but some of its Hanna-Barbera outings are pretty entertaining too, especially the Top Cat one-off. Scooby-Doo Team-Up #35, featuring the cast of Yogi Bear, isn't quite as inventive as that one, but it does a great job of capturing the spirit of the residents of Jellystone Park.

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9.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #36

Mar 29, 2018

This is arguably the best issue of the whole series.

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8.5
Scooby-Doo Team-up #37

Apr 25, 2018

Overall, though, this issue is a treat for Supergirl fans, with a very sweet and affecting last-page twist that I hope is followed up on in a future issue. This is one of the DCU's most underrated titles at the moment.

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7.5
Scooby-Doo Team-up #38

May 24, 2018

Fun issue, although the title is usually at its best when focusing on DC characters and that pattern doesn't change.

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9.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #39

Jun 28, 2018

Scooby-Doo Team-Up has been leveling up over the last year or so, finally feeling free enough to ditch the structure of your average Scooby Doo episode (ghost, chase, unmasking) and get into bigger mysteries with a more epic scale and some great use of DC icons.

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8.5
Scooby-Doo Team-up #40

Jul 26, 2018

Scooby Doo Team-Up #40 continues the all-ages title's pattern of being an incredibly fun love letter to DC continuity and a great entry into the universe for young readers.

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7.5
Scooby-Doo Team-up #41

Aug 23, 2018

This issue isn't quite on the level of the best of this series, including the recent madcap story featuring DC's oddest heroes, but it's definitely a cut above some of the other obscure Hanna-Barbera stores.

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7.0
Scooby-Doo Team-up #42

Sep 27, 2018

Scooby-Doo Team-Up is at its best when it's successfully fusing the title cartoon's traditional mystery with obscure DC continuity. Scooby-Doo Team-Up #42 definitely has the latter, but it's so stuffed with guest stars that it loses sight of the former.

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7.5
Scooby-Doo Team-up #43

Oct 25, 2018

It's one of the most interesting issues of the series, if not one of the most successful.

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8.5
Shade, the Changing Woman #1

Mar 7, 2018

The more quiet, human moments of the series were always the strongest, and the scenes were River tries to get back to something resembling normalcy were excellent.

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9.0
Shade, the Changing Woman #2

Apr 5, 2018

Two issues in, this is a series with a lot on its mind, and some brilliant art to go with it.

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8.5
Shade, the Changing Woman #3

May 2, 2018

The title's a lot darker than it used to be, but it works.

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8.5
Shade, the Changing Woman #4

Jun 7, 2018

As the saga of Shade The Changing Woman enters its final act in Shade the Changing Woman #4, Cecil Castellucci is telling the story of an invasion of Earth unlike any we've ever seen in comics.

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8.0
Shade, the Changing Woman #5

Jul 4, 2018

I struggle to see how Castellucci is going to wrap this all up in only one more issue, but it's been a hell of a ride so far.

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6.0
Shade, the Changing Woman #6

Aug 2, 2018

This issue, while displaying the book's overall genius at times, feels more like a sad reminder of what it could have been if more people bought it.

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8.0
Sideways #1

Feb 14, 2018

Sideways #1, the third entry in the "New Age of DC Heroes" lineup is my favorite of the three.

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8.0
Sideways #2

Mar 15, 2018

This book is finding its groove, and it just may have some legs to its story.

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8.0
Sideways #3

Apr 11, 2018

I'm not sure about the four-page backup (by the same creative team) that recaps Derek's origin from his perspective, but the issue overall is a win for DC.

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8.0
Sideways #4

May 9, 2018

Of the entire line, this is right next to The Terrifics for me as the best.

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8.0
Sideways #5

Jun 14, 2018

There's an overarching mystery involving Derek's mother's employers and their interest in Derek, but I wouldn't be nearly as invested if this title hadn't done a good job of getting us invested in Derek's story in the first place. Aside from The Terrifics, this is probably my favorite of the line.

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7.0
Sideways #6

Jul 11, 2018

So, just like Spider-Man, Derek now has a major guilt complex over the death of a parent figure. This all felt preordained almost from the first issue, and not only is it a disappointing fridging of an interesting parental figure, but it feels like it'll cast a long pall over the fun vibe that made this one of this line's best series.

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7.0
Sideways #7

Aug 8, 2018

With Dan Didio taking over on writing duties full-time, Sideways #7 is both the most ambitious issue of the series, and the most troubled.

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7.5
Sideways #8

Sep 13, 2018

It's all very creepy, but by taking Derek away from his supporting cast, this issue loses a bit of what makes the series work.

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7.0
Sideways #9

Oct 18, 2018

This is a very odd comic, sure, but it's lost the coherent storytelling and character focus that made the original arc stand out.

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7.5
Sideways Annual #1

Nov 7, 2018

Morrison often writes in a non-linear fashion, and it shows. Although everything is largely explained, it's still a rather jumbled comic that spends more time trying to make sense of its elaborate continuity than letting Derek play off this oddball group of heroes.

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4.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #30

Nov 23, 2017

The fourth chapter of "The Secret History of Task Force X" delivers a lot of widescreen action in the service of a plot that is unfortunately completely incoherent.

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5.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #31

Dec 14, 2017

This is actually one of the better issues of the series in a bit, as it has a decent horror aesthetic and strong art by Barnaby Bagenda, but the story and the characters are still rather lacking.

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4.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #32

Dec 27, 2017

The final issue of the overly long "Secret History of Task Force X" storyline delivers pretty much what the rest of the arc has " a lot of action, some of it impressive, but very little in the way of compelling character development.

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7.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #33

Jan 12, 2018

Suicide Squad #33 is easily the best issue of this series, as Si Spurrier steps on board for a two-part arc that turns out to be a dark, twisted issue that cuts to the core of just how horrific the Suicide Squad concept actually is.

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7.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #34

Jan 25, 2018

Si Spurrier's blackly funny Suicide Squad series has been the best this series has been since the start, giving the book a new dynamic by adding the fatalistic Juan Soria, a low-powered meta who is fully aware that he's the new guy on the team and as such is a redshirt who is doomed to die.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #35

Feb 15, 2018

A mixed bag, but definitely an improvement for the series.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #36

Mar 2, 2018

Suicide Squad has taken quite a significant jump in quality over the last arc, following the Si Spurrier guest arc, but it's still not quite coming together as a compelling whole, even in Suicide Squad #36.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #37

Mar 15, 2018

Suicide Squad has taken an upward swing, with a compelling antagonist and a plot that relies less on complex and often boring mythology.

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5.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #38

Mar 29, 2018

This issue shows that the title can take advantage of its unpredictable nature once in a while, and the foundations of a good issue are there " only to be completely undone by a nasty last-act plot twist that continues to destroy the legacy of a well-liked character.

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5.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #39

Apr 12, 2018

This book has just created a band of nasty people fighting other nasty people, and that's not particularly entertaining to read.

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7.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #40

Apr 26, 2018

Overall, this run has been middling to poor, but this issue is probably one of its best.

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7.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #41

May 10, 2018

The twisted snake cultists are creepy, but the issue isn't very memorable until the second half, which is when Batman shows up and the action kicks into overdrive.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #42

May 24, 2018

Overall, the series still suffers from an overly villainous Amanda Waller, as she tries to hunt down Batman and Deadshot, and lack of any real development for its main characters. You know, the same issues over the last forty-odd issues.

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6.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #43

Jun 14, 2018

Suicide Squad #43 continues Batman and Deadshot's road trip, and at times it feels like it's three comics in one " and they're vastly different in terms of interest.

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5.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #44

Jul 12, 2018

Overall, this story largely felt too thin for an extended arc, and by the end just about everything is back to status quo.

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7.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #45

Aug 8, 2018

With a pared down Squad and a clear conflict, I'm intrigued by this new arc.

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7.5
Suicide Squad (2016) #46

Sep 12, 2018

Combining Suicide Squad and Aquaman for the "Sink Atlantis" event has delivered a highly entertaining story, even if it gets a little over the top at times.

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7.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #47

Oct 11, 2018

This felt like it should have been more than one issue, because the resolution feels very rushed " and because it's one of the better issues of the series overall thanks to its character focus.

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5.0
Suicide Squad (2016) #48

Nov 15, 2018

It's a tense issue, yeah, but a lot of the story feels built around the overly villainized characterization of Waller that's been a problem for this series since the first issue.

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7.0
Suicide Squad (2016) Annual #1

Aug 22, 2018

The brutal finish, and a confrontation between Waller and Swamp Thing, definitely make this worth reading, but it feels like a complete contrast between this and the A-list Williams run. I'm not sure either extreme is the perfect fit.

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8.0
Suicide Squad: Black Files #1

Nov 7, 2018

A new Suicide Squad miniseries that focuses on the magical side of the property, this is essentially a combination of two completely different miniseries into one oversized package. It's also, surprisingly, one of the most interesting Suicide Squad stories I've read in a while.

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9.0
Super Sons #10

Nov 15, 2017

Although I kind of wish this was Gotham Academy, where we got our first taste of Damian in a school setting, this has the potential to be a blast, and if this series keeps its current quality, we're in for a fun time.

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4.0
Super Sons #11

Dec 20, 2017

The second chapter of "Super-Sons of Tomorrow" takes all the problems of the first chapter and compounds them, adding in some disturbing dynamics that really emphasize that this series as a whole may not fully work due to the characters involved.

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5.0
Super Sons #12

Jan 17, 2018

Percy's take on the Teen Titans is fairly dysfunctional itself, but this version barely feels like a team at all.

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8.5
Super Sons #13

Feb 22, 2018

Super-Sons is up and down a lot, but when it's on its game, it's one of the most fun titles DC puts out.

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7.5
Super Sons #14

Mar 21, 2018

A little too much of this issue is devoted to fighting random ninjas, and the plot feels a bit stretched out, but overall this arc has had one big strength " Damian and Jon feel like friends again.

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7.5
Super Sons #15

Apr 18, 2018

This series has been a mixed bag overall, with some suffering from the unpleasant dynamic between the leads, but others bringing a real sense of fun and adventure to the DCU.

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7.5
Super Sons #16

May 25, 2018

The series was at its best when the friendship between the characters seemed genuine rather than antagonistic. I hope we see more of that in the next run.

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9.0
Super Sons Annual #1

Nov 29, 2017

Some annuals provide major plot advancements, some go back to a different era for the characters, while others just tell stand-alone stories that can be forgettable. And then there's those that just decide to do something completely bonkers, like this one.

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8.5
Supergirl (2016) #16

Dec 13, 2017

Another new villain, an alien warrior queen of some kind, doesn't seem to add much so far, but Orlando and Houser's Kara is easily the most compelling version we've gotten in a long time.

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8.5
Supergirl (2016) #17

Jan 12, 2018

I've been invested in this character for a long time, and this is the first time since the early parts of Sterling Gates' run that I've felt her title was hitting on all cylinders.

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8.5
Supergirl (2016) #18

Feb 14, 2018

Orlando and Houser's Supergirl run continues to impress with Supergirl #18.

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9.5
Supergirl (2016) #19

Mar 14, 2018

This is probably the best Supergirl run since Sterling Gates' time, at least.

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8.0
Supergirl (2016) #20

Apr 11, 2018

Orlando and Houser's Supergirl has been very good, but their Kara Danvers has been fantastic.

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9.0
Supergirl (2016) #21

Aug 8, 2018

This is a very promising start to a run that may be a better take on the whole Rogol Zaar plot than the main books.

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8.5
Supergirl (2016) #22

Sep 12, 2018

Two issues in, it's clear that the best title dealing with the status quo of the Bendis takeover of the Superman universe is"the book not written by Bendis.

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9.0
Supergirl (2016) #24

Nov 14, 2018

This has evolved into a great side-story to Bendis' Superman run that I may enjoy more than the main books.

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5.0
Superman (2016) #37

Dec 20, 2017

So...kind of a disaster out of the gate.

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6.0
Superman (2016) #38

Jan 3, 2018

There are some clever things in this part, but overall, this storyline just didn't work as a whole.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #39

Jan 17, 2018

The story this issue will remind a lot of people of classic tales like "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man" or the fan-favorite "Metropolis Mailbag" issues that Dan Jurgens did yearly back in the day.

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7.5
Superman (2016) #40

Feb 7, 2018

It's not a standout issue, but it does hit most of the intended points and I actually enjoyed it more than quite a few of the arcs by the main creators.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #41

Feb 22, 2018

James Robinson's other DC title at the moment has been subject to some very critical words from us here at GeekDad, but surprisingly, his two-issue run on Superman has worked really well for me.

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7.5
Superman (2016) #43

Mar 21, 2018

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4.0
Superman (2016) #44

Apr 4, 2018

Unfortunately, I have to say this particular story has been an unmitigated failure. From the first issue, when the story began with multiple pages of Bizarro complaining about his family in Bizarro-speak, it was hard to read and unpleasant.

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8.0
Superman (2016) #45

Apr 18, 2018

If this issue makes a case for anything, it's that the Superfamily status quo really works, and hopefully, Bendis will keep it intact.

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8.0
Superman (2016): Special #1

May 16, 2018

No big surprises in this issue, but all three tales are fun, classic Superman with a good 90's vibe right before Bendis upends everything.

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7.5
Superman (2018) #1

Jul 11, 2018

So how is Superman #1? Well, very similar to Man of Steel " some things work very well, but as the issue goes on, there continue to be odd character-based false notes that keep it from entirely clicking with me.

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7.0
Superman (2018) #2

Aug 8, 2018

It's a big, explosive sci-fi tale that has a lot of ideas but not quite the execution to pull them off, and some really odd dialogue quirks.

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7.5
Superman (2018) #3

Sep 12, 2018

Zaar continues to be an over-the-top cartoon of a villain, and the dialogue from many of the cameos is off. It looks fantastic, but nothing in the issue is as compelling to read as the one tragicomic scene featuring Adam Strange returning to where Earth should be and coming out very confused.

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8.0
Superman (2018) #5

Nov 14, 2018

Superman #4 is easily Bendis' best issue of this title, although it still hasn't reached the character-driven heights of his Action Comics run.

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6.0
Superwoman #17

Dec 13, 2017

The penultimate issue of Lana Lang's solo series tries to pack a lot into twenty pages, and as with the rest of the series, it's only intermittently successful.

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7.0
Superwoman #18

Jan 11, 2018

Interesting title, but a clumsy execution that lost its way after original writer Phil Jiminez left.

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9.0
Swamp Thing Winter Special #1

Feb 7, 2018

All together, a fantastic issue and a great tribute to creators both present and departed.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #14

Nov 22, 2017

This title seems to be making headway in giving itself more of a genuinely young vibe, which is what every TT book needs to succeed.

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5.0
Teen Titans (2016) #15

Dec 27, 2017

Maybe the final chapter will bring some major developments that will give this crossover a real impact, but right now it's a major disappointment.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016) #16

Jan 24, 2018

There's some potential, but the story ultimately falls flat.

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8.0
Teen Titans (2016) #17

Feb 28, 2018

This issue has a mostly light touch that benefits it, but while it's one of my favorite issues of the series, I think it accents the fact that this team never really worked as a unit " their best issue is the one where they're barely together.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2016) #18

Mar 29, 2018

The cliffhanger is predictable, turning Joran into a one-note villain, and overall solid characterization for Beast Boy is lost in an iffy plot.

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7.5
Teen Titans (2016) #19

Apr 25, 2018

This final story arc, focusing on Beast Boy and his complex dynamic with the rest of the team and with Damian in particular, is perfectly fine but also feels sort of slight. It's a fairly minor in the scheme of things, and this version of the Teen Titans just peters out as a result.

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3.0
Teen Titans (2016) #20

Jul 25, 2018

It may be a slight step up from last month's special, but it's still one hell of a mess.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016) #21

Aug 22, 2018

This issue has far and away the best plot of the three issues so far, but it's still a long way from being a good book. A team book can't succeed if only a few members of the team are remotely likable or interesting.

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4.0
Teen Titans (2016) #22

Sep 19, 2018

The troubled new run of Teen Titans moves forward in Teen Titans #22, packing a lot of development into only a few issues " but that's not necessarily a good thing.

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4.0
Teen Titans (2016) #23

Oct 17, 2018

The title's improving, but it's improving from the absolute bottom. It doesn't work as a Teen Titans team. But hey, Young Justice is only a few months away.

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6.0
Teen Titans (2016) #24

Nov 21, 2018

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1.0
Teen Titans (2016): Special #1

Jun 27, 2018

Dark-and-edgy tone? Check. Young original outlaw heroes as half the team? Check. No one acting in character? Check. The question is, why would anyone want this? I certainly don't.

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8.5
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1

Feb 21, 2018

Lots of setup in this issue, but what we've seen so far is pretty great. We have a proper Wonder Woman comic again!

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8.0
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #2

Mar 21, 2018

It's generally not a good sign when it's a third into the miniseries and the two title characters have barely met, but the combination of Liam Sharp's fantastic art and a compelling mystery that combines the worlds of Batman and Wonder Woman sells me on The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #2.

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9.0
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #3

Apr 18, 2018

The best issue of the series so far, a fascinating mystery, and one of the most gorgeous comics you'll read this year.

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9.0
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #4

May 16, 2018

Liam Sharp is a genuine master of the comic book art form, and he's stated he's heading off to creator-owned work after this series. I, for one, will be following him anywhere he goes.

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9.0
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #5

Jun 20, 2018

DC has a genuinely unique all-star talent in Sharp, and while he says he's heading off to creator-owned work next, I sincerely hope DC is leaving the door open for him to do any project he likes in the future.

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9.5
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #6

Jul 18, 2018

This series could easily have just been a visual feast, but Sharp turns out to be as great a writer as an artist.

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7.5
The Curse of Brimstone #1

Apr 4, 2018

The first issue has some promise, but it's never a great sign if you like the book less once the actual plot gets going.

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7.0
The Curse of Brimstone #2

May 2, 2018

I continue to like the two lead characters a lot, but the supernatural plot surrounding them is still somewhat lacking.

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6.0
The Curse of Brimstone #3

Jun 11, 2018

Three issues in, The Curse of Brimstone is a gorgeous,