Rokk Krinn's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Comic Book Revolution Reviews: 1007
6.9Avg. Review Rating

6.0
52 #1

May 10, 2006

I wont be too harsh on 52 #1, because, like I said, it did its purpose which is to lay the foundation of a 52 issue story and to introduce and give us a flavor of each of the characters in this story. Unfortunately, that also makes for a rather bland opening issue.

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8.0
52 #2

May 18, 2006

The artwork was solid. Nothing spectacular, but it is pretty good stuff. It makes the comic enjoyable to read.

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7.0
52 #3

May 25, 2006

I also am not too sure where Steel fits into 52. All the characters seem to have a very definable storyline except Steel. Is his storyline going to be about him trying to expose Luthor for the fraud that he is? I hope so. Either way, they need to bump Steel's storyline along a bit.

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7.0
52 #4

Jun 2, 2006

The Bad: I have no complaints with the writing or artwork for 52. My only complaints are with the lame 4 page History of the DC Universe backup story. It is so lame. With only 4 pages, the writers don't have much to work with. But, so far, nothing of interest has happened. We have managed only to get up to Supergirl getting killed during the original Crisis. I would rather these stories focus on what happened to this New Earth since Infinite Crisis rather than re-tell old history from the original Crisis. I suppose it is necessary for readers who missed the original Crisis. But, for long time readers it is boring.

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8.0
52 #5

Jun 8, 2006

52 #5 was a great issue! It had all the ingredients of a good comic book. Good pacing, dialogue and weaved several interesting storylines and inserted a couple of hooks to get the reader to immediately want to read the next issue. In my opinion, 52 has been a big success. For me, 52 is delivering what was promised which is more than can be said for Infinite Crisis. I am enjoying 52 and I encourage anyone to give this title a try. It is worth the money.

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8.0
52 #6

Jun 14, 2006

52 #6 was a very good read. Great writing plus solid artwork makes for an enjoyable comic book. I am not shy about blasting DC when I think they have screwed up. So, I believe when DC does something right then I should praise them just as strongly as I blast them. DC is doing a wonderful job with 52. This is a captivating, complex, entertaining and well paced storyline. If you haven't checked out 52 yet then I highly urge you to give it a try.

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7.0
52 #7

Jun 21, 2006

I liked 52 #7. This was a solid issue. I am enjoying every single storyline with the exception of the Renee Montoya storyline. The artwork was good. 52 continues to entertain me and always makes me wanting more once I finish with an issue. I definitely recommend 52 to anyone.

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7.0
52 #8

Jun 28, 2006

52 #8 is a great read. DC deserves a lot of credit for doing an excellent job on 52 which is quite a daunting task. I feel that DC really whiffed on Infinite Crisis. However, they are making up for it with 52. No, 52 is going to make sweeping changes to DC's continuity and history. 52 is simply a very exciting and quite enjoyable comic book. I definitely recommend this comic book to anyone.

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7.0
52 #9

Jul 6, 2006

DC continues to deliver solid reads with this title. 52 #9 was fast paced and full of interesting little surprises. And by the end of the issue, I was already eager for 52 #10. 52 is as addictive as crack. That is due to the writers on this title really putting forth an impressive effort in delivering a well thought out and well coordinated storyline. For me, DC may have whiffed on Infinite Crisis, but they are more than making up for it with 52.

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7.0
52 #10

Jul 12, 2006

52 #10 was another great issue in this series. The writing is fantastic. Good dialogue. A complex, carefully plotted and constructed storyline with a clear vision. Plus, descent artwork. That all makes for a very entertaining read. And the weekly format has been a blast. 52 is definitely worth your money.

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6.0
52 #11

Jul 19, 2006

52 #11 is a well written story. If you are interested in the Intergang storyline and you like Montoya and Batwoman then you will love this issue. Since I don't this was definitely the weakest issue so far for this title. Having said that, 52 is still well worth your money.

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6.0
52 #12

Jul 26, 2006

52 #12 was another solid issue. DC has done a great job on this title and consistently puts out a good issue each and every week. I like the pace and the structure of this story. The writers are doing a nice job developing the various characters and getting me interested in them and their plotlines. 52 continues to be worth my money.

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8.0
52 #13

Aug 2, 2006

I loved 52 #13. Such an emotional read that had quite an impact on me. My jaw was literally wide open at the end of this issue. Just a fantastic job. Kudos to the writers who are just kicking so much butt on all the various storylines. I simply cannot recommend 52 enough. It is so worth your money.

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8.0
52 #14

Aug 9, 2006

All in all, 52 #14 was another impressive issue. Johns, Morrison, Rucka and Waid are doing a phenomenal job on 52 and deserve a lot of praise. A weekly format is not easy, and these writers have pulled it off and made this a compelling read each and every week. The pacing is just right. Very controlled and steady. The plotlines are all rather engaging. 52 is definitely a comic book that is worth your money.

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8.0
52 #15

Aug 16, 2006

52 #15 was another excellent issue. DC just continues to impress me with this title. First, it hasn't been delayed a single week. Second, the storyline is well crafted, plotted and paced. I wish all comic books were as entertaining as 52! Yes, 52 has taken a decidedly darker turn with the past several issues. But, everyone knows that the writers are simply setting up the story so we can eventually get to a positive ending.

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8.0
52 #16

Aug 23, 2006

52 #16 was another quality issue. No, it wasn't as faced paced or as "explosive" as the last issue. (Sorry, I couldn't resist on that pun.) But, this was still a well written and nicely paced issue that furthered the development and evolution of both Black Adam and Isis. Plus, it gave some nice love to the Marvel family. This issue might be too slow for some people, but I enjoyed it.

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6.5
52 #17

Aug 30, 2006

52 #17 is a solid issue and the fact that it got my lowest score and is my least favorite issue of this series thus far is more of a compliment to these past 17 issues than a condemnation of this one issue. 52 is still a well done story that is largely entertaining. It is almost impossible for the writers to crush a home run for 52 straight issues. 52 #17 was the weakest issue for me, but I'm still excited for next weeks issue, because you never know what wild surprise is just around the corner.

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7.5
52 #18

Sep 7, 2006

52 #18 was a nice rebound issue from last week's lackluster issue. Originally, the Intergang plotline interested me the least. However, I am getting more and more captivated by the Intergang plotline. That is the sign of good writing. My favorite plotline is still Ralph's story and this issue made me even more excited to see what they have in store for Ralph. 52 continues to be a very well constructed and plotted storyline full of nice dialogue and good character development. If you don't mind the measured pace that is necessary in a weekly comic, then definitely give this title a try.

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7.0
52 #19

Sep 14, 2006

52 #19 was a great read. The boys at DC keep this title rocking. The storyline really does get better with each and every issue. 52 has so many incredible plotlines. This really is one of the best reads on the market right now. If you still haven't checked out this title, then give it a try.

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6.5
52 #20

Sep 22, 2006

Every title, no matter how good, is going to have an issue every now and again that is a snoozer. 52 #20 is that issue. It is unrealistic to expect a title that is coming out weekly to hit a home run each and every week. 52 #20 was not that interesting, but this title has still been great to read. I'm sure that the next issue will pick up the pace and excitement.

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7.0
52 #21

Sep 28, 2006

52 #21 was a great rebound from the last issue. I had faith that the writers would deliver a strong issue after last issue that read more like filler than anything else. We got treated to plenty of drama and action. 52 continues to be one hell of a ride. The fact that the writers are able to turn out a weekly title that is so dependable and entertaining is incredible. DC has disappointed me with many of their other new One Year Later titles, but they have certainly impressed me with their work on 52.

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6.5
52 #22

Oct 5, 2006

52 #22 was another good read. The plotlines just keep getting more and more exciting. I love that the writers constantly have us wondering what in the world is going to happen next. 52 is an impressively plotted and constructed story weaving together various interesting plotlines. I know that new readers probably won't jump onto this title at this point, however, the inevitable 52 trade paperback is a definite must purchase for anyone who hasn't been reading this title.

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7.0
52 #23

Oct 12, 2006

52 #23 was another good read. We got plenty of Black Adam goodness. We got a new character in Osiris and have officially been introduced to the genesis of the Black Adam family. 52 is always a dependable read and I'm certainly looking forward to the next issue.

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6.0
52 #24

Oct 19, 2006

52 #24 was another solid read. The writers are slowly starting to turn the heat up on several plotlines. We are almost at the half-way point and it is pretty obvious that 52 is going to end in a furious fashion. For those of you who never jumped on the 52 train, I definitely recommend that you pick this up when the trade paperback is released.

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5.0
52 #25

Oct 26, 2006

52 #25 was a solid read. The art was a little worse than usual and the story was slower and didn't really give the reader anything new to chew on other than the very last page of this issue. All in all, I am still enjoying this title.

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4.0
52 #26

Nov 2, 2006

52 #26 was my least favorite issue so far on this title. This issue was slow, boring and uneventful. Those are words that have been rarely associated with 52 before. Hopefully, this is just a temporary hiccup. I think this is probably just a momentary lapse of concentration on what has to be a rather grueling title to write.

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8.0
52 #27

Nov 8, 2006

52 #27 rocked! I loved this issue. The boys at DC really impressed me by following up such a dull issue with one hell of an issue. 52 is a fantastic read and is definitely a fun ride. If you passed on this title because of the weekly format then I urge you to get the trade paperback for 52 whenever it is released.

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6.5
52 #28

Nov 16, 2006

52 #28 was another good read. The boys at DC continue to impress me with this title. Each plotline is starting to heat up and you can feel the tension increasing with each and every issue. I'm still amazed at how consistently good 52 has been each and every week.

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6.0
52 #29

Nov 25, 2006

52 #29 was a better than average, but definitely not one of the stronger issues. This is still a great title and I have a feeling that this issue was a filler issue designed to let the writers catch their breath and get the various plotlines rocking once again.

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6.5
52 #30

Nov 30, 2006

52 #30 was another solid read. The boys at DC continue to impress me with their effort on this title each and every week. It was enjoyable checking in on Batman, Nightwing and Robin with this issue. The only thing that writers have failed to do in this title is get me interested in Batwoman or the idea of Montoya becoming the Question.

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7.0
52 #31

Dec 7, 2006

51 #31 was another damn good read. The writers cranked up the pacing and delivered an action packed issue. It is incredible how the writers have been able to juggle so many different plotlines and slowly begin to combine them together.

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6.0
52 #32

Dec 14, 2006

52 #32 was a little too slow and uneventful more my tastes. I would have thought with only 20 issues left in this series that the writers would be picking up the pace a bit more than this. At any rate, 52 is still a good title overall and is certainly going to make a great trade paperback to purchase.

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6.0
52 #33

Dec 21, 2006

52 #33 was a solid read. I would like to see the writers kick the pacing up a notch or two with the fact that we only have 19 issues left and a ton of ground still to cover. Having said that, I'm still impressed with the quality of writing that these writers have been able to crank out on a weekly basis.

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7.0
52 #34

Dec 29, 2006

52 #34 was another good read. You can really feel the intensity of the various plotlines beginning to heat up in 52 has we begin to race to the conclusion. We only have eighteen issues left and the writers still have plenty to address before the end arrives. This ride is really about to pick up pace and I expect 52 to be one wild ride from this point on.

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7.5
52 #35

Jan 5, 2007

52 #35 was a great read. The writers have cranked up the intensity on both the Everyman Project plotline and the Lady Styx/heroes in space plotline. It looks like we are in store for some pretty wild and exciting finishes to both these plotlines. There is no doubt that the final 17 issues are going to be a blast.

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7.0
52 #36

Jan 11, 2007

For the most part, I really enjoyed 52 #36. If only the battle scene with the Lady Styx was handled with a more effort and creativity. Unfortunately, it was not. I thought that the scenes with Renee and the Question, Osiris and Sobek and Rip Hunter and Supernova deserved a score of 10 Night Girls. The Lady Styx battle scene knocked that down to 7 Night Girls. Still, 52 is a great read and is really starting to build in intensity with each and every issue.

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8.0
52 #37

Jan 18, 2007

52 #37 flat out rocked it. This was my favorite issue of 52 up to this point. The boys at DC crushed it out of the ball park with this issue. 52 has always been a great read, but now that we are hurtling toward the conclusion of this series, the issues just keep getting better and better. DC has really pulled off something special with 52. If you haven't been getting this series, then do yourself a favor and pick up the trade paperback for 52 whenever DC releases it.

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7.0
52 #38

Jan 25, 2007

52 #38 was another good read. The boys at DC have done an incredible job with 52. I have been impressed with the quality of writing on each and every issue. I have also been impressed that there hasn't been a single delay on a title that keeps a weekly format. I really can't compliment 52 enough.

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7.5
52 #39

Feb 1, 2007

52 #39 was an excellent read. The boys at DC just keep hitting homerun after homerun with this title. I didn't think that 52 could get any more exciting, but it does. With each issue, the writers continually top themselves. 52 is definitely one of the best titles on the market.

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7.0
52 #40

Feb 8, 2007

52 #40 was another good read. This title just keeps getting better and better. DC has done a phenomenal job with 52. This issue delivered a resolution to one of the main plotlines running through 52. This is the first sign that the writers are beginning to wrap up certain long running plotlines as we head to WW III and the climactic ending of this title. 52 is a wonderful title that is definitely worth your money. If you haven't been reading it then I would certainly recommend getting the trade paperback whenever it comes out.

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5.5
52 #41

Feb 15, 2007

52 #41 was a real disappointment. Given how fantastic this title has been over the past several weeks and given the fact that we only have twelve issues left, I really didn't expect the writers to cough up such an unimpressive read. Oh well, I firmly believe that this is a mere hiccup and that the next issue will return to form and deliver another solid read.

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5.5
52 #42

Feb 22, 2007

52 #42 was both a good read and a disappointing read. It all depends on the context in which you read this issue. I applaud the writers for trying to do something interesting with Ralph's character. However, I just wish Ralph's death could have served a more impressive purpose. I definitely think that Ralph's plotline doesn't need to be included into 52. Ralph's storyline could be packaged together in its own trade paperback and be read independently from the events of 52.

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6.0
52 #43

Mar 1, 2007

52 #43 was definitely a stunning read. I loved that Animal Man is back and better than ever. And I'm certainly curious to see what the writers have in store for Sobek and the Black Adam Family storyline. Hopefully, they can build off Osiris's death and give it more meaning and purpose.

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7.0
52 #44

Mar 8, 2007

52 #44 was a wild read. 52 has succeeded in making Black Adam one of my favorite DC characters. I cannot wait to see what Black Adam does next. 52 has been an absolute blast to read over the past couple of weeks. And it is only going to get better.

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7.5
52 #45

Mar 16, 2007

52 #45 was a great read. I love what the writers are doing with Black Adam's character. 52 has been a wonderful vehicle to really grow Black Adam's character and to increase his position and impact on the DC Universe. I just hope that Black Adam makes it out of 52 alive. Killing off this character would be a huge mistake. Of course, the fact that Black Adam is not a white male really helps him a lot. It appears that it is only open season on white men in the DCU.

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6.0
52 #46

Mar 22, 2007

52 #46 was another good read. The stage is being set for a fantastic finish. The events of World War III should be a wild ride. It just continues to amaze me what an impressive job that DC has done with 52.

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5.0
52 #47

Mar 29, 2007

52 #47 was a disappointing read. Not because it was terrible. No, it was an average issue with as many positives as negatives. It was disappointing because I had such high expectations. 52 has been such a good read over the past several issues and we are so close to the end that I really didn't expect the writers to deliver such a pedestrian read with 52 #47. I'm sure this is a momentary hic-up and that 52 will return to form with the next issue.

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5.0
52 #48

Apr 5, 2007

The Revolution has loved 52. I have been impressed with the quality of stories each and every week. Prior to issue #47, 52 was white hot and firing on all cylinders. I was convinced that we were in store for an insanely good finale to this series. I didn't think there was any way at all that the writers couldn't deliver a fantastic finish. 52 #47 and 52 #48 have completely shocked me by turning out to be back to back average reads.

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6.5
52 #49

Apr 12, 2007

52 #49 certainly got this series back on track. The writers served up an exciting issue and set the stage for plenty of more action for the final push to the end of 52. I'm glad to see that the writers rebounded with this issue and am looking forward to the events of World War III.

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8.0
52 #50

Apr 19, 2007

52 #50 absolutely kicked ass. The conclusion to the Black Adam storyline was well done and quite satisfying. The creative team has kicked this title into overdrive as we only have two issues left. There is still a lot of ground to cover with the Booster Gold plotline so these final issues should be pretty wild.

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8.5
52 #51

Apr 26, 2007

52 #51 was a kick-ass read. It was sweet to officially see the return of the Mutliverse. I am so happy about that that the rest of this issue could have been about Lobo's personal grooming habits and I still would have given this issue a 10 out of 10.

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8.5
52 #52

May 3, 2007

52 #52 was an excellent ending to a very impressive and enjoyable year long story. DC deserves a lot of credit and praise for their tireless work on 52. Yeah, 52 didn't deliver what DC initially told us it would. 52 did not fill in the gaps between the end of Infinite Crisis and the One Year Later stories. All we got was some cursory treatment of the missing year in a couple of panels in the World War III issues.

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7.0
Action Comics #837

Apr 10, 2006

Clark is boring. Johns and Busiek are good writers, but Clark in essence is just not interesting. Maybe the Revolution just doesn't get it. And since Clark is so uninteresting, the story becomes a bit of a boring read if it isn't an action scene or a scene with Lex Luthor.

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8.0
Action Comics #838

May 5, 2006

The Bad: I have no real major complaints about Action Comics #838. For the most part, I still find Clark to be a terribly boring and generic character. That is unfortunate since I think he is much more entertaining and complex on the Smallville TV show. I wish Clark's personality would get the same treatment on the comic that he gets on TV. Plus, I think the marriage with Lois also makes Clark and his personal life more boring. It doesn't work for me.

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8.0
Action Comics #840

Jun 29, 2006

Action Comics #540 was a very good ending to a great story arc. I am amazed that I am actually buying and enjoying a Superman comic book. This title is a nice change of pace from the vast majority of the titles currently on the market. This comic book is fortunate to have a writer in Busiek who clearly cares about Superman's character. This makes for a great comic book to read. Readers who prefer the darker, edgier and more realistic comic books probably won't get this title. For the rest of you, I would recommend that you give Action Comics a try.

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7.0
Action Comics #841

Aug 1, 2006

Action Comics #841 is nice mindless brain candy. If you enjoy just a quick easy read involving a silver age style storyline then you will definitely enjoy this issue. I hope that the rest of this story arc will be more engaging. What I am really looking forward to is the next story arc beginning with Action Comics #844 by Richard Donner and Geoff Johns with art provided by Adam Kubert. It should be fantastic.

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8.0
Action Comics #842

Sep 1, 2006

Action Comics #842 was a big improvement over the last issue. We got treated with a fun issue. This comic is nothing heavy or serious. It isn't trying to be deep or political. It is just delivering some straight up action and adventure with plenty of humor. It seems like there isn't much of that in comics anymore so this issue is a refreshing change of pace from what you get with most titles on the market. If you are looking for that type of change of pace, then this comic book will appeal to you.

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8.0
Action Comics #844

Oct 26, 2006

Action Comics #844 was an incredible read. I cannot praise this issue enough. Donners and Johns craft one exciting story that has definitely hooked me. The artwork is good enough that it doesn't get in the way of a great story. This is an excellent time for new readers to hop onto this title. Even if you aren't a long time Superman fan, I think you will enjoy Action Comics. If you liked the first Superman movie, then you'll dig this title.

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7.0
Action Comics #845

Nov 25, 2006

Action Comics #845 was a kick ass read! I love what Johns and Donner are doing on this title. This title is just pure fun. I've never been a big Superman fan, but Johns and Donner are quickly making me one. I definitely recommend Action Comics to anyone even if you have never really liked the big red S.

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8.0
Action Comics #846

Mar 2, 2007

Action Comics #846 was another awesome read. Donner and Johns are one impressive team. I definitely recommend Action Comics to anyone even if you have never been a big fan of Superman. I have never been a Superman fan. But, I have always loved Donner's Superman movies. And, I almost always enjoy any title that Geoff Johns writes. So, put the two together and you get a comic book that will appeal to people beyond just your die-hard Superman fan. Give Action Comics a chance. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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6.0
Action Comics #850

Jun 5, 2007

Action Comics #850 continues the trend of this title sitting in neutral until the main creative team can get the ball rolling on the General Zod story arc. I rarely visit comic book news websites so I don't know if Johns and Donner are to blame for the delay in this story arc or if Adam Kubert is responsible for the delays. Whatever the case, DC needs to get this title back on track quickly. We have gotten 4 filler issues in a row. That is more than I can stomach.

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6.5
Action Comics #851

Jul 9, 2007

Even though this Action Comics #851 wasn't anything spectacular, it certainly is nice to have Johns and Donner back at the helm. If DC can get the scheduling issues behind them, then I believe that Johns and Donner should be capable of giving us a wonderful run on this title.

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8.5
Action Comics #858

Nov 1, 2007

Action Comics #858 was a wonderful read. Now, I will openly admit my obvious bias. The Revolution is an unabashed Legion loyalist. The Legion has been and always will be my absolutely favorite title. Period. Even trying to look past my natural affinity for anything connected to the Pre-Crisis Legion, I still think that this story arc will appeal to fans that aren't familiar with the Legion.

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5.5
Action Comics #859

Nov 28, 2007

I guess most of my disappointment over this story arc is due to two reasons. The first is that I simply got way too excited over the thought of seeing my beloved Pre-Crisis Legion once again that my expectations were just way too high. Johns would have had to channel his inner Paul Levitz in order to give me a story arc that would have really satisfied me. Johns would have had to give me Legionnaires in their Pre-Crisis uniforms with a universe that was just as it was right before the Crisis occurred.

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8.0
Action Comics #860

Jan 7, 2008

Action Comics #860 was a solid read. As a long time Legion fan, I am enjoying this story arc. However, the fact is that there are very few long time Legion fans out there. We make up a very small percentage of comic book readers. I'm just not too sure that readers who aren't big Legion fans are really going to find this story arc all that enjoyable. Especially given the slow pace and the need to have a good grasp of Legion history in order to really enjoy all the aspects of this story. I'd only recommend Action Comics #860 to Legion fans.

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6.5
Action Comics #862

Feb 29, 2008

Action Comics #862 was an average read. I really can't recommend this issue to anyone outside of hardcore Legion fans. I'm a die-hard Legion fan and even I find this story arc a bit boring and plodding. I would imagine that non-Legion fans would be completely bored by this story arc. First, Johns doesn't make this story arc easily accessible to readers without an encyclopedic knowledge of the Legion's ridiculously complex history. Second, the story itself just isn't that gripping of a read to entice non-Legion fans to slog their way through a continuity that they are unfamiliar with.

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6.5
Action Comics #863

Apr 4, 2008

Action Comics #863 was an anti-climactic and sloppy finish to what was a disappointing and sluggish story arc. Obviously, Johns was writing this story arc with a trade paperback in mind. This will enable to DC to cash in on a trade of this story arc just prior to the Legion of Three Worlds mini-series that is due out in August.

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8.0
Action Comics #864

May 4, 2008

Action Comics #864 was an excellent read. This issue does its job by laying a proper foundation for the Legion of Three Worlds mini-series and hooking new and old readers into wanting to purchase the upcoming mini-series. I think that Action Comics #864 will appeal to a majority of fans. This is definitely an excellent jumping on point for the Legion of Three Worlds mini-series. There is no doubt that this is going to be a huge event that I would recommend readers giving a try.

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8.5
Action Comics #866

Jun 13, 2008

Action Comics #866 was a fantastic set-up issue. Johns turns in an issue that is a balanced read with great dialogue and character work as well as some action. Johns does his job of stimulating the reader's interest and setting the stage for what should be a rather entertaining story arc. I would certainly recommend giving Action Comics #866 a try. This story arc should be worth your hard earned money.

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8.5
Action Comics #868

Aug 23, 2008

Action Comics #868 was another quality installment in this Brainiac story arc. Johns is doing a fine job updated Brainiac's character and smoothing out the various continuity issues that have surfaced between Brainiac's various incarnations over the years. Johns is taking his time and giving plenty of back-ground information that should enable newer readers to enjoy this story arc just as easily as long-time readers.

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9.0
Action Comics #869

Sep 18, 2008

Action Comics #869 was another well crafted issue by Johns that presents an excellent mixture of action and drama. We get plenty of nice character work to compliment a captivating plot that hooks the reader into the story. Action Comics #869 should have mass appeal given the balanced nature of this issue. If you have not read Action Comics in a while then I would suggest giving this title a try. Johns is doing his best to make this title a consistently solid read each and every month.

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8.5
Action Comics #870

Oct 9, 2008

I refused to dock my grade for Action Comics #870 due to my personal bias against Johns killing Jonathon Kent. The fact is that regardless if I found Pa Kent's death to be a wise move or not, the fact remains that Action Comics #870 was a technically sound issue. Johns crafts a fine read that offers the reader an excellent blend of action, and drama. Action Comics #870 is a powerful and emotional read that is sure to have an impact on the reader.

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8.5
Action Comics #871

Nov 13, 2008

Action Comics #871 was another entertaining installment of the New Krypton story. Johns does a fine job keeping the ball rolling and helping to make the New Krypton story one of the more exciting events in the DCU. Action Comics #871 is a balanced issue that should appeal to action fans as well as readers who require good dialogue and well crafted plotlines. I definitely recommend giving this New Krypton story a try. You do not need to be a long-time Superman fan in order to enjoy this story.

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8.5
Action Comics #873

Jan 20, 2009

Action Comics #873 was a nice dramatic and satisfying end to the New Krypton story arc. Johns also does a good job teasing the reader with a great double hook ending concerning the events that will spin our of New Krypton's creation. If you missed out on the New Krypton story I would recommend picking up the trade paperback whenever DC publishes it. New Krypton was a solid super hero story that should appeal to most fans of the DCU.

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7.0
Action Comics #874

Feb 12, 2009

Action Comics #874 was a solid read that sets the stage for the exit of Superman from this title. While I have my issues with DC pulling Superman off of Action Comics, I have to say that I am intrigued by what they have in store for us. Action Comics #874 is a great jumping on point if you have decided to follow this story of what happens in Metropolis while Superman is gone.

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6.5
Action Comics #875

Mar 27, 2009

Action Comics #875 was an unimpressive start to the new direction for this title. Having said that, this issue was incredibly new reader friendly and that is always a wise move when kicking off a brand new direction for a title. If you are a fan of Chris Kent or just love simple and straightforward super hero stories then you might want to check out Action Comics #875.

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6.5
Action Comics #876

Apr 23, 2009

Action Comics #876 was another unimpressive read. So far, this story has been quite ordinary. I would only recommend Action Comics #876 to action fans and to readers to prefer very traditional, straight forward and common super hero stories. For everyone else, I would recommend that you save your money and spend it on some of the other titles on the market that are offering more original and creative stories than what DC is giving us on Action Comics.

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8.0
Action Comics Annual #10

Feb 8, 2007

Action Comics Annual #10 was a great read. It is clear that Johns and Donner have plenty of very interesting plotlines in store for Superman in the near future. Johns and Donner have done an excellent job getting me excited for the upcoming issues of Action Comics.

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8.5
Adventure Comics Special: The Guardian #1

Nov 7, 2008

Adventure Comics Special #1 was a great issue that serves to pull even more readers into the New Krypton story. This issue also did a fine job of re-establishing the Guardian into a more prominent role within the DCU and giving him a role to play in the New Krypton story. Adventure Comics Special #1 is a balanced issue that offers up enough action, drama and mystery that should give it plenty of broad appeal. I would certainly recommend getting this issue, especially if you are following the New Krypton story on Action Comics and Superman.

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8.0
Adventure Comics Vol. 2 #0

Feb 8, 2009

Johns is a master world builder who knows how to pimp big events. Johns manages to use a six page back-up story that gets the reader excited about both Blackest Night and New Krypton as well as enticing the reader to come back and buy Adventure Comics #1. That is impressive to sell the reader three separate items all in such a short story. By tying these stories together even slightly it helps to create more broad appeal to these various stories among comic book readers.

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8.0
All Flash #1

Jul 19, 2007

All Flash was a fantastic way to kick off the return of Wally West as the Flash. I'm so happy that both Waid and Wally are back on this title. I dropped Flash Fastest Man Alive partly due to the fact that Bart was made the Flash. But, the bigger issue I had was that Bilsen and DeMeo turned out one awful read. The writing was just terrible. Now that Waid is back at the helm of the Flash and Wally West is once again in the role of the Flash, I'm happy to add this title back to my pull list.

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6.0
All New Atom #1

Jul 6, 2006

Atom #1 just felt a bit disjointed and choppy. I believe that good comics have a soul and have rhythm. This issue didn't feel that it had any rhythm at all. As far as a first issue goes, Atom #1 came across as very middle in the road. Nothing terrible, but nothing great. And that isn't good for a first issue of a new series. With so much competition, the first issue has to grab the reader and get them to spend their limited funds on this new title. I'm not too sure that Atom #1 succeeded in that endeavor. I think that the All New Atom has potential, but I see no reason why Ray Palmer could not have been used in this title. Using Ryan instead of Ray brings nothing new or unique to this title. Like all new titles, I'll give it 6 issues to prove to me that it belongs a spot on the Revolution's permanent pull list.

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6.0
All New Atom #2

Aug 2, 2006

Atom #2 had its good and negative points and all in all was slightly better than average. Simone still has 4 more issues to hook me before I decide that the Atom is worth a spot on my very crowded permanent pull list or I give it the axe. I think there is plenty of potential with the Atom. I just don't know if I am the target reader for this title.

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6.5
All New Atom #3

Sep 8, 2006

The Atom #3 was a pretty darn good read. Simone is starting to his her stride on this title. Being a fan of Pay Palmer, I was as skeptical about this all new Atom as anyone. However, I am a firm believer that if you write a good story then you will get my money regardless of who plays the role of the hero. The Atom still hasn't made it to the Revolution's permanent pull list, but it is getting closer.

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7.0
All New Atom #4

Oct 9, 2006

The Atom #4 was a good read. This title is definitely getting better with each issue and I think that this title just may work its way onto The Revolution's permanent pull list. If you like fun titles that are a lighter in tone than your average comic book then you will certainly enjoy the Atom.

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7.0
All New Atom #5

Nov 3, 2006

Atom #5 was another solid read. The art and writing are both above average. The magic of this new Atom is that it is a fun title. Simone has created a story with plenty of action, adventure and humor. If you like your titles to be lighter hearted than many of the grim and gritty titles currently on the market, then I'd suggest you give the Atom a try.

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7.0
All New Atom #6

Dec 8, 2006

Atom #6 was another fun read. Simone is hitting her stride on this title and starting to crank out some enjoyable issues. Barrows is a wonderful addition to this title and his artwork really makes the Atom a stronger read. If you enjoy Silver Age style comic books then I think that you would certain enjoy the Atom. Give it a try.

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8.0
All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #4

May 18, 2006

Now, I don't know how anyone at all can complain about the artwork. I know art is subjective, but if you don't dig Lee's art and his 6 page Batcave then you simply have bad taste in art.

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8.5
All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #5

May 18, 2007

All Star Batman and Robin #5 was a fun read. Again, it is what it is. If you are cool with Miller's over the top writing style then you should enjoy this issue. You definitely get an interesting take on Wonder Woman and the formation of the original Justice League. Plus, there is plenty of great action and nice artwork. I guess we can look forward to the next issue of All Star Batman and Robin some time next year.

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8.5
All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #6

Jul 26, 2007

All Star Batman #6 was a fun read. Miller and Lee are an excellent team and really compliment each other's talents. I really hope that DC has rectified the shipping problems with this title and that it sticks to a regular schedule. If you are a fan of Miller's style of storytelling then you will definitely enjoy his take on a young Batman.

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9.0
All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #7

Oct 1, 2007

I appreciate what Miller is doing on All Star Batman and I find it to be a rather refreshing take on Batman's character. Batman stars in seven other titles including Batman, Detective Comics, Batman Confidential, Batman and the Outsiders, Justice League of America and Superman/Batman and the Brave and the Bold.

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6.5
All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #8

Dec 4, 2007

All Star Batman and Robin #8 was a better than average read. I did find this issue to be Miller's weakest issue up to this point. Having said that, I think that we are in store for an entertaining ride now that Joker and Catwoman have been brought into the mix. I would certainly recommend giving All Star Batman a try if you dig Miller's hard boiled style of writing. This title is not for everyone and Miller certainly is an acquired taste. All Star Batman definitely offers the reader a much different take on Batman's character than what you get served up over on Batman and Detective Comics. And variety is always appreciated.

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8.5
All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #9

Mar 3, 2008

I thoroughly enjoyed All Star Batman and Robin #9. However, I definitely don't recommend this issue to everyone. Miller is definitely an acquired taste. I certainly would not recommend All Star Batman and Robin to fans of Hal Jordan who don't possess a sense of humor. This definitely is not an issue I think that they would particularly enjoy. I also would not recommend All Star Batman and Robin to fans who are a bit on the sensitive and delicate side. Miller's Batman is raw, offensive and unfiltered. And if you cannot stomach Miller's pulp fiction styled dialogue then you will not enjoy this issue at all.

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8.0
All-Star Superman #4

Jun 23, 2006

All Star Superman is a blast to read. The stories are fun, a little campy and very entertaining. Morrison is an excellent writer and Quitely is a fantastic artist. They make a great combination and have done a great job with this title. If you are the type that only wants to read grim, dark and violent Marvel comics, then this title is definitely not for you. But, I would recommend All Star Superman to everyone else. Even if you are like me and aren't a big Superman fan.

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9.0
All-Star Superman #5

Aug 31, 2006

All Star Superman #5 is an exceptional read. Incredibly strong writing with excellent character work and dialogue combined with wonderful art makes this issue a real blast to read. I am not a big Superman fan at all and I absolutely love this title. That is a real compliment to Morrison and Quitely. Even if you are like me and have never loved the big red S, do yourself and favor and give this title a try. Unless you absolutely dislike Superman and silver age style stories, I think you will enjoy this title.

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9.0
All-Star Superman #6

Jan 9, 2007

All Star Superman #6 is another great read. Morrison and Quitely have done a wonderful job on this title. You know that you are always going to get a good solid read when you pick up the newest issue of All Star Superman. And I'm not even that big of a Superman fan! I definitely recommend this title. Unless you only enjoy grim, gritty and dark titles, I think you will find All Star Superman to be a blast to read.

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7.5
All-Star Superman #8

Jul 10, 2007

All Star Superman #8 was well written, but it was simply far too slow and uneventful for my taste. Morrison gives us a great version of Bizarro Earth, but this issue simply drags and brings this momentum of this title to a halt. Hopefully, Morrison will pick up the pace and excitement a bit with the next issue.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #530

Apr 4, 2006

The Bad: The art is less than impressive. Kirkham's style is too rough and sketchy and lacks any detail. Plus, Kirkham's Peter Parker looks like he is 12 years old.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #531

Apr 28, 2006

As a single issue, this wasn't a terribly exciting issue. But, what it was supposed to be was the calm before the storm. This was all pure set up.

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5.0
Amazing Spider-Man #532

Jun 3, 2006

This issue is a good example of why I don't like tie-in issues with large mini-series like Civil War. The tie-in issues tend to be uninteresting and boring. Much like Amazing Spider-Man #532.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #533

Jun 28, 2006

Even though I strongly disagree with Marvel's move to publicly out Spider-Man, I think that JMS wrote a very strong and entertaining issue. I thought that Amazing Spider-Man #533 was an enjoyable read. I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man #534

Aug 1, 2006

I worry about the direction that Marvel is taking Spider-Man. I'm afraid that they will never be able to get the genie back in the bottle with regard to his identity being revealed to the public. I'll refrain from any final judgments until after Civil War has ended and the dust has settled a bit.

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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man #535

Sep 30, 2006

I want my Iron Man back. Have you ever read an Iron Man comic from the 1970's or 1980's? Tony Stark was James Bond with a suit of armor. He traveled to all over the globe and slept with more smoking hot honeys than you could imagine. In 2006, Tony Stark is just Dick Cheney with a suit of armor. Lame.

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3.5
Amazing Spider-Man #537

Jan 8, 2007

Amazing Spider-Man #837 was another mediocre read. JMS continues to stun me with his Civil War storylines that continue to be shallow and fails to engage the reader in any type of critical thought. I cannot wait for JMS to either get his act together or to leave this title. If you enjoy being preached to then Amazing Spider-Man is definitely a title that you will enjoy.

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3.5
Amazing Spider-Man #538

Feb 25, 2007

Amazing Spider-Man #538 was poorly written. JMS tried way too hard and only succeeded in delivering an overly dramatic story with heavy handed and cheesy dialogue. JMS has slowly killed any and all interest I have had in Amazing Spider-Man. You know, Fantastic Four seriously improved after JMS left. I think maybe it is time for JMS to head off Amazing Spider-Man. I know that isn't going to happen any time soon, but one can still wish.

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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man #539

Mar 22, 2007

I'm simply not digging the direction that JMS is going with this story. I have no desire to read about Spider-Wolverine. This isn't why I look forward to reading Spider-Man every month. JMS went way to over the top with this new blood lust Spider-Man. If you dig a violent killer Spider-Man then you will most definitely love this new direction for Spider-man.

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4.5
Amazing Spider-Man #540

Jun 26, 2007

I really don't have much more to say about Amazing Spider-Man #540 without completely re-hashing my review of Amazing Spider-Man #539. Amazing Spider-Man #540 just missed the mark with me. I continue to find this story arc completely un-engaging.

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4.5
Amazing Spider-Man #541

Jul 17, 2007

Amazing Spider-Man #541 continues JMS' long string of rather dull reads on this title. Marvel cannot get JMS off this title fast enough. I really look forward to actually enjoying reading this title again.

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2.5
Amazing Spider-Man #543

Aug 23, 2007

It is only fitting that a story arc as lousy as this one would have an ending as lame as what we got in Amazing Spider-Man #543. It is practically mind boggling how bad this five issue story arc has been. I have no idea who would enjoy this story arc. I imagine that only hardcore JMS fans or hardcore Spider-Man fans would enjoy this issue. I definitely wouldn't recommend Amazing Spider-Man to anyone else.

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3.5
Amazing Spider-Man #544

Sep 8, 2007

Amazing Spider-Man #544 was another abysmal read. JMS continues to go absolutely no where with this title. I am stunned at how bad this title has been over the past six issues. Talk about a complete lack of direction and purpose. This title has basically been slammed into neutral for half a year.

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2.5
Amazing Spider-Man #545

Dec 31, 2007

Amazing Spider-Man #545 was a waste of 15 valuable minutes of my life as well as a waste of the trees that had to die for this issue. Joey Q junks the marriage between Peter and MJ that took place way back in 1987. I don't understand Joey Q's bizarre obsession with ending Peter and MJ's marriage. But, with this issue, Joey Q manages to make a further mess of Spider-Man's already complex continuity. Way to go pendejo!

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man #546

Jan 12, 2008

Look, with Joey Q's retcon, Slott was handed a plate of chicken shit and told to make chicken salad out of it. And I think Slott did the best with the parameters he was given to worth within. I know I'm going to get slammed for saying this but I found Amazing Spider-Man #456 to be a good read.

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man #547

Jan 22, 2008

Amazing Spider-Man #547 is a technically sound issue that serves up a solid, but certainly not spectacular, read. I would recommend getting this title if you are a big Slott fan or if you really were turned off by JMS' run on Amazing Spider-Man. However, other than that, I will reserve recommending this title to anyone else at the moment.

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7.0
Amazing Spider-Man #548

Jan 29, 2008

After finishing the initial story arc on this newly retconned Amazing Spider-Man, I feel that I have sufficient exposure to this new direction of this title in order to give a proper recommendation. I don't find Amazing Spider-Man to be a horrible read. It simply is a bit shallow and immature. If this were a monthly title then I'd recommend it to readers who enjoy a light hearted read that isn't very deep and makes for a fun and fast read. Pure popcorn for the brain.

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3.5
Amazing Spider-Man #563

Jun 24, 2008

Amazing Spider-Man #563 was another unimpressive read. This was a thin and generic story. I would only recommend Amazing Spider-Man to people who love the retro late1960's/early 1970's style of storytelling and dialogue. If you enjoy the Marvel Adventures titles then you might want to give Amazing Spider-Man a try. This title is certainly designed for readers who are tired of the more adult comic books that offer plenty of darker stories, cursing and graphic violence. You will certainly find none of that in Amazing Spider-Man.

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6.0
Annihilation: Nova #2

May 20, 2006

Nova isnt a bad mini-series, but it isnt great. It is a fun little read but not much is going on. If you are a fan of Nova then you will enjoy this mini-series. If you arent a big fan of Nova, then you probably are better off saving your money and getting another comic book instead.

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5.0
Annihilation: Nova #3

Jun 21, 2006

Nova #3 is a combination of weak art and a meandering storyline. I am a die-hard Nova fan so I'm going to stick with this mini-series until the end. But, I cannot recommend this title to anyone other than a die-hard Nova fan.

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5.0
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #40

Apr 13, 2006

Yes, Aquaman #40 is a big departure and a massive change. However, change isn't always a good thing. The change that takes place in some of the other "One Year Later" stories like in Superman, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, Nightwing or Batman have been great. This change in Aquaman was less than impressive.

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6.0
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #41

Apr 17, 2006

I definitely don't like the fact that the new "Aquaman" can't be out of water for more than 5 minutes before passing out. I think that most water based characters suffer from being limited in the stories they can be used in. However, characters like the real Aquaman and Namor are more flexible since they can survive just fine out of water. This new "Aquaman" is extremely limited since he can't survive out of water for more than 5 minutes. It just seems very lame and unnecessarily limiting to me.

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6.0
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #42

May 18, 2006

As far as the art is concerned, there is no doubt that Guice is talented. I just can't get into his art. I think it is too hurried. It looks rushed, sketchy and sloppy. It lacks detail and is too rough in style. Plus, this "Aquaman" looks like he needs to hit the gym. He looks weak.

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4.5
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #43

Jul 22, 2006

Aquaman is going to join the Flash and Blue Beetle as part of the new DC titles that just don't appeal to me. I gave Aquaman an honest try for four issues. It failed to hook me at all. Usually, I give new titles 6 issues to hook me, but I see no point in going beyond four in this case. I gave it a try and read it with an open mind. This title simply is not meant for me. Busiek and Guice are talented and I wish them luck on this title. If you dig sword and sorcery titles then you probably will enjoy this new Aquaman.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men #14

Apr 29, 2006

Of course, John Cassaday's artwork is phenomenal. Cassaday is just sick. I love his art. You couple Whedon's great writing with Cassaday's wonderful art and you have a mega-hit title like Astonishing X-Men.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men #15

Jun 21, 2006

Astonishing X-Men #15 is a fantastic issue. Between Whedon's great writing and Cassaday's excellent art you have the ingredients for a powerhouse comic book. I would recommend Astonishing X-Men to anyone. You definitely don't have to be a Marvel Zombie or an X-Men addict to enjoy this title.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men #16

Aug 24, 2006

Astonishing X-Men #16 was another incredible read. Whedon and Cassaday just keep hitting them out of the park with this title. It is great to be able to buy an comic book and know that it is going to be a solid read. I definitely recommend this title to anyone. It is certainly worth your hard earned money.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men #17

Sep 22, 2006

Astonishing X-Men #17 was a blast to read. Whedon and Cassaday continue to turn out one of Marvel's most enjoyable comic books currently on the market. This title has the wonderful blend of humor, action and drama. Great storytelling and fantastic art make this comic book well worth your money.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men #18

Nov 19, 2006

Astonishing X-Men #18 was another enjoyable read. Whedon continues to impress me with his excellent dialogue and great sense of humor. Combine Whedon's entertaining and wild story with Cassaday's wonderful art, and you get a comic book that is well worth your hard earned money.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men #19

Dec 29, 2006

Astonishing X-Men #19 was a good read. Whedon continues to deliver a nicely plotted story arc. I definitely think that we are in store for a wild ride with the next issue. Astonishing X-Men is still one of Marvel's more entertaining titles and is certainly worth your hard earned money.

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7.5
Astonishing X-Men #20

Feb 16, 2007

Astonishing X-Men #20 was a slightly better than average read. Hopefully, Whedon can get this story arc back on track and spark some excitement inside the reader. I have been impressed enough with Whedon's overall work on this title and would be surprised if he didn't end this story arc with a thrilling ending.

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8.5
Astonishing X-Men #21

May 4, 2007

Astonishing X-Men #21 was a much needed rebound issue. I was beginning to worry that Whedon had totally lost his focus and direction and was going to end his wonderful run on this title with a disappointing and anti-climactic ending. Well, my fears were clearly unfounded. It appears that Whedon has a rather entertaining ending to this story arc in store for us.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men #22

Aug 23, 2007

Astonishing X-Men #22 was another excellent read. Despite the pathetic shipping schedule I still love this title. Whedon consistently delivers quality reads each and every issue. Whedon is serving up some of the best X-Men stories since Chris Claremont's original run on Uncanny X-Men.

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9.0
Astonishing X-Men #23

Nov 13, 2007

when all is said and done, despite the shipping issues dampening the impact of this story, the fact remains that Astonishing X-Men is a technically well put together comic book. Whedon crafts an enjoyable story with a good balance of adventure and character development. And Cassaday serves the story up in a pretty package. Astonishing X-Men continues to be the most entertaining of all the X-Men titles.

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6.0
Astonishing X-Men #25

Jul 5, 2008

Astonishing X-Men #25 was an ordinary read. I cannot say avoid it at all costs, however, I certainly cannot recommend spending your hard earned money on this title. Astonishing X-Men #25 is probably an issue that will only appeal to die-hard X-Men fans.

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7.5
Avengers/Invaders #1

May 12, 2008

Avengers/Invaders #1 was a solid debut issue. Krueger does a good job introducing newer readers to the Invaders and giving us a little bit of back-story. Now that Krueger has laid the foundation for this story I am excited to see what Krueger has in store of us with the rest of this story.

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8.0
Avengers/Invaders #2

Jun 9, 2008

Avengers/Invaders #2 was an excellent read. Krueger makes it so easy for the reader to completely escape from reality and get sucked up into the story. I think that Avengers/Invaders #2 will appeal to a wide range of readers. I would definitely recommend giving Avengers/Invaders a try. This is one of Marvel's more entertaining titles at the moment.

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9.0
Avengers/Invaders #4

Aug 8, 2008

I greatly enjoyed reading Avengers/Invaders #4. Krueger continues to deliver a highly entertaining story that is a wonderful blend of action, adventure, mystery and drama. Krueger is crafting a story that should have plenty of mass appeal. I would certainly recommend giving Avengers/Invaders a try.

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8.0
Batman #652

Apr 27, 2006

Don Kramer's art was very nice. I really like how he draws Batman and Robin. But, the best was Kramer's new Bat-plane design. That looked wicked!

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6.0
Batman #653

May 25, 2006

The Bad: I think the issue was well written. But, that doesn't mean it was a good issue. Batman #653 just wasn't a good issue. And this storyline that was so interesting at the beginning has come to a screeching halt. This storyline has just lost all of its steam and momentum. I understand that this issue wanted to center on Harvey Dent losing his mind and becoming Two Face once again. But, I kind of already got that impression after last issue. I didn't really need and entire issue centered on Harvey becoming Two Face.

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6.0
Batman #654

Jun 30, 2006

Batman #654 was an anti-climactic ending. Compare this 8 issue storyline with the 8 issue storyline over in Superman and Action Comics. The Superman storyline was much more entertaining and had a fantastic ending. This Batman storyline wasn't as good of a read and this ending just fell flat. And I'm a huge Batman fan who has never liked Superman. The good news is that Morrison takes over with the next issue and I fully expect it to be a great read.

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9.0
Batman #655

Jul 26, 2006

Batman #655 is an excellent issue. DC has missed the mark for me on many of their titles since Infinite Crisis. Batman is definitely not one of those titles. Morrison and Kubert have some fantastic issues in store for us. This is one of the best Batman issues that I have read in a long time. Batman has shot to the top of my list of favorite DC titles. I am excited to read what Morrison has in store for us on Batman. With Morrison and Kubert in control, Batman is certainly a title that is worth your money.

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8.5
Batman #656

Aug 25, 2006

Batman #656 is a great read. I am having a blast reading Morrison's Batman. This title has quickly become one of my favorite titles. I think that Morrison is just what Batman needed to rejuvenate his character and keep him fresh and interesting for this new DCU. I definitely recommend giving this title a try.

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8.0
Batman #657

Sep 29, 2006

Batman #657 was a good read. Morrison is constructing an entertaining story that has certainly captivated my interest. This title is blessed with both a talented writer and a talented artist. That almost always leads to a comic that is well worth your money. I definitely would recommend this title to anyone who hasn't read Batman in a while.

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7.5
Batman #658

Nov 10, 2006

Batman #658 was an entertaining read. I have found this "Son of Bat" story arc to be fun and provide plenty of good action, but it was not as good as what I expected. Hopefully, Morrison can turn it up a notch with this new story arc involving the Joker. All in all Batman is still a very good title that is certainly worth giving a try.

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5.0
Batman #659

Dec 1, 2006

Batman #659 was very ordinary. Ostrander and Mandrake failed to make much of an impression on me. This story arc comes across as pure filler and it completely fails to excite me or get my interest. Unless you are a big Batman fan, I'd recommend passing on this story arc.

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4.5
Batman #660

Dec 14, 2006

Batman #660 is more filler. We are just wasting time until Morrison and Kubert return to this title. This issue is a combination of a boring story and drab artwork. That is hardly a recipe for success. Hold off buying Batman until the regular creative team makes their return. Trust me, you aren't missing anything.

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4.0
Batman #661

Jan 3, 2007

I found Batman #661 to be a pedestrian read at best. This has to be a Revolution record as one of my shortest reviews, because there just really isn't much to say about this issue. This Grotesk story arc is pure filler. And not very well done at that. Clearly, DC is just killing time and taking out money until Grant Morrison returns on Batman #663. My recommendation is to save your money and wait for Batman #663.

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4.5
Batman #662

Jan 14, 2007

Batman #662 was an unimpressive end to a generic filler story arc. The Grotesk story arc seemed like nothing more than a waste of time. At least Morrison and Kubert return with Batman #663. It will be nice to get a good read from Batman once again.

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8.0
Batman #664

Mar 29, 2007

Batman #664 was a solid read. This issue had an enjoyable blend of quality writing and good artwork. Morrison and Kubert are a great team and it is great to have them back on this title. Morrison does a nice job kicking off this new story arc that has plenty of potential. I'd certainly recommend giving Batman a try.

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7.0
Batman #665

May 21, 2007

Batman #655 was a good issue. Morrison is delivering an enjoyable Batman and has made this title the best read it has been in a while. There are definitely plenty of excitement on the horizon for Batman. I'd certainly recommend giving Batman a try.

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9.5
Batman #666

Jul 26, 2007

Batman #666 was an excellent one-shot issue. This issue has it all good dialogue, an interesting story, nasty action and good looking artwork. Normally, I feel like I get cheated with most one-shot issues. That is definitely not the case with Batman #666. Morrison and Kubert have done a nice job making Batman one of DC's better reads.

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9.0
Batman #667

Aug 11, 2007

Batman #667 is simply a fun read. And in the long run, fun is what comic books are supposed to be about. Morrison does a wonderful job contrasting the Silver Age Club of Heroes with the Modern Age without being disrespectful to the Silver Age characters. You can tell that Morrison has a real soft spot in his heart for Silver Age characters. Yeah, this two issue story arc is a filler story buying time until we resume the major plotlines that Morrison has been building on this title. But, this is the type of filler story arc that I don't mind reading at all.

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8.0
Batman #671

Dec 3, 2007

Batman #671 was a good read that certainly picks up the intensity of the return of Ra's al Ghul story arc. Morrison and Daniel make an impressive team. Batman is certainly a title that is well rounded and offers the reader a quality combination of strong dialogue, good character development, hard hitting action and good looking artwork.

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6.5
Batman #675

Apr 26, 2008

Batman #675 was a good issue. Morrison cranks up the intensity on this title and gets the reader on the edge of their seat just before the start of the new Batman R.I.P. story arc. I have a good feeling that Morrison has an excellent story arc in line for us. If you have not jumped on Morrison's Batman, then it might be worth your while jumping aboard next month just in time for Batman R.I.P.

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8.5
Batman #676

May 15, 2008

Batman #676 was a quality start to the "Batman RIP" story arc. Morrison delivers a great set-up issue that introduces the various players and slides all the pieces into place for this story. And Morrison manages to pique the reader's interest into wanting to come back for more. After reading this issue, I am optimistic that Morrison will deliver a well crafted story arc. I would certainly recommend giving Batman #676 a try. Especially if you dig big events.

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9.0
Batman #677

May 30, 2008

Batman #677 was just an amazing issue. Morrison delivers a story that is technically well written. This issue pretty much has everything that a story could ever possess. There is action, adventure, mystery, suspense, drama, madness, deceit and impressive character work. There really isn't much more that a reader can ask from a comic book than what Morrison gives us in Batman #677. If you still haven't hopped aboard Batman RIP then I strongly urge you to do so. This is one of the best stories currently on the market and is well worth your money.

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8.5
Batman #678

Jul 4, 2008

I found Batman #678 to be a thoroughly enjoyable read. Morrison continues to deliver a mind blowing story that is unlike anything else on the market. To be sure, Morrison makes the reader work. Morrison's writing challenges the reader's mind. This is not mindless brain candy like many of the titles currently on the market.

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9.0
Batman #679

Aug 15, 2008

I completely enjoyed Batman #679. The Byzantine and intricate story arc that Morrison is weaving has completely captured my attention. I am having fun sifting through the various layers of this story and trying to piece together the puzzle that Morrison presents to the reader.

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9.5
Batman #680

Oct 3, 2008

Batman #680 was another excellent installment of Batman RIP. This issue was a riveting read as Morrison continues to deconstruct the Batman. This issue certainly will appeal to readers who enjoy dark, perverse and weird stories. There is definitely plenty of substance in this issue to keep readers who desire complex reads happy. Batman #680 is a balanced issue that offers up a fine combination of quality writing and strong artwork.

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8.5
Batman #681

Nov 27, 2008

I enjoyed Batman #681. No, Batman RIP is not the greatest Batman story ever told. And yes, there are some weaknesses to this ending. But, all in all, this was a creative and intriguing Batman tale that captivated my mind and help my interest from start to finish.

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8.0
Batman #682

Dec 9, 2008

Batman #862 was a wonderfully crafted issue. Morrison delivers well crafted dialogue, strong character work and a fine eye for the small details. I found this to be an incredibly captivating read that nicely built off of RIP and served as an exciting bridge to the events over on Final Crisis. Readers who have been enjoying Morrison's run on Batman will certainly dig Batman #862.

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9.5
Batman #686

Feb 14, 2009

Batman #868 was an excellent issue. I urge you to run, not walk, to your local comic shop and pick up this issue immediately. Batman #868 is certainly worth the cover price. You will be rewarded with a story that is well crafted and completely captivating from start to finish.

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8.5
Batman and Robin #1

Jun 4, 2009

Batman and Robin #1 was a fun read. This issue immediately hooked me on this new title and I am looking forward to the next issue.

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8.0
Batman and Robin #2

Jul 6, 2009

Batman and Robin #2 was another good read. Morrison is doing a fine job with this title as he continues to make Batman and Robin very new reader friendly. Morrison gives just enough background information about Dick and Damien without getting in the way of the current story and boring long-time readers. Morrison also continues to deliver a nice linear read on this title. Readers who may have avoided Batman and Robin out of fear that they were going to get something like RIP or Final Crisis should have no fear. Batman and Robin is much different in style and structure than either RIP or Final Crisis.

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7.5
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1

Mar 12, 2009

Battle for the Cowl #1 was better than I was expecting. And for a largely recycled and editorial dictated story it is not that bad. If you love all things Batman and dig the extended Batman family then you will certainly enjoy Battle for the Cowl #1. This issue also has plenty of action and a good enough story that it should appeal to readers who desire just a bit of fun escapism and some quality action. However, if you are looking for a comic that is offering something new and different then you will probably be bored and unimpressed with Battle for the Cowl #1.

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6.5
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2

Apr 9, 2009

Battle for the Cowl #2 was a terrible mechanical and technically unimpressive read. This issue offered the reader weak plotting, wooden dialogue, a lack of character work and a story that is relatively generic and predictable. Several plotlines in this title are nothing more than regurgitated plotlines from earlier Batman story arcs. This is a lackluster event that drains me of hope for the Batman Family titles while Bruce Wayne is missing.

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6.0
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3

May 21, 2009

Battle for the Cowl #3 mercifully brings to an end a rather pointless mini-series. This was a creatively vacant story that served no purpose other than to pickpocket the reader. Battle for the Cowl could have easily been a simple two-part story arc within the pages of Batman. There was no reason at all for this story to be stretched out over three issues and given its own mini-series. I mean, other than the obvious intended purpose of trying to bilk as many readers as possible out of as much money as possible.

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7.0
Birds of Prey (1998) #96

Aug 5, 2006

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7.5
Blackest Night #0

May 8, 2009

Blackest Night #0 was an average read. As a fan of the DCU, there were aspects of this issue that I found enjoyable. However, DC squandered a golden opportunity to hook non-Green Lantern readers into wanting to get Blackest Night. Blackest Night #0 failed to properly sell the upcoming big event. I am excited about Blackest Night, yet nothing in Blackest Night #0 piqued my interest in the upcoming event. So, I can only imagine how unimpressed a non-Green Lantern reader would have been with this issue.

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7.5
Blackest Night #1

Jul 16, 2009

Blackest Night #1 was a better than average read, but it suffered from some serious defects. Having said that, I do think that Blackest Night #1 has mass appeal. I do believe that your average comic book reader will enjoy this story. Johns is not delivering a story that requires the reader to put forth much effort. Blackest Night #1 offers the same easily consumable fun that your typical zombie movie or death porn horror movie possesses. If you like movies where characters are randomly killed in bloody fashion and if you like zombie flicks then I strongly suggest that you give Blackest Night #1 a try. You will not be disappointed.

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7.5
Blackest Night #2

Aug 13, 2009

Blackest Night #6 was a slightly above average read. I am sure that the majority of readers will probably enjoy Blackest Night #2 more than I did. I would certainly recommend Blackest Night #2 to readers who love zombie stories. This title is tailor made for you guys. I would also recommend Blackest Night #2 to readers who enjoy mindless fighting, violence and gore. I would also recommend Blackest Night #2 to readers who are just looking for the comic book equivalent of a summer blockbuster fluff movie.

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8.0
Blackest Night #3

Sep 18, 2009

Blackest Night #3 was a step in the right direction and a clear improvement over the first two issues of this title. I do think that the majority of readers will enjoy this issue. Blackest Night #3 offers plenty of action, violence and zombies that is sure to appeal to action and horror fans. There is enough mindless entertainment to be had in reading Blackest Night #3. If you are looking for some popcorn for the mind and escapist entertainment then Blackest Night #3 delivers the goods.

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7.5
Blackest Night #4

Nov 4, 2009

Blackest Night #4 was not nearly up to the level of what I was expecting to get at the halfway point in this big event. So far, this big event has completely failed to live up to the massive two year long build up and hype that was associated with it. Of course, Johns might still be able to salvage this title with an incredibly strong final four issues.

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8.0
Blackest Night #5

Dec 1, 2009

Blackest Night #5 was by far and away the best issue that we have gotten up to this point. The ending to this issue was good enough that, despite my disappointment with this slow and bloated big event, I actually think that Johns is going to pull of the impossible and deliver three fantastic issues to end Blackest Night. I have renewed confidence that the final three issues of Blackest Night are going to be quite exciting reads.

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7.5
Blackest Night #6

Dec 30, 2009

Blackest Night #6 followed Johns' normal formula for a comic books Perform little plot progression, move the story along at a slow pace and then whip out a cool ending that gets the reader excited for the next issue. Readers who decided to wait and read Blackest Night in collected form made a wise decision. Blackest Night should be far more entertaining in the collected format.

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8.0
Blackest Night: Batman #3

Oct 17, 2009

Blackest Night Batman #3 was a good read. It was certainly much better than I expected. Blackest Night Batman #3 is my favorite issue out of all the various Blackest Night mini-series that we have gotten up to this point. Fans of Dick Grayson and Tim Wayne should certainly purchase Blackest Night Batman #3.

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6.5
Blackest Night: Superman #3

Oct 22, 2009

Blackest Night Superman #3 was simply not worth the cover price. I would recommend passing on this issue. I would only recommend getting this issue if you are a huge Superboy fan. After all, your boy gets to strut his stuff in this issue. However, outside of die-hard Superboy and Superman fans, I just do not see who else this issue would appeal to at all.

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8.0
Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2

Jan 10, 2010

Blackest Night Wonder Woman #2 was a solid issue. This issue was certainly better than the debut issue of this mini-series. However, even though I liked this issue, there was really nothing that occurred in this issue that you did not already get over in Blackest Night #6. Therefore, readers who are reading Blackest Night should not feel required at all to pick up Blackest Night Wonder Woman. I would only recommend picking up Blackest Night Wonder Woman #2 if you are a Wonder Woman fan.

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3.0
Blue Beetle (2011) #1

Apr 3, 2006

But, no, instead DC pisses all over a legendary character with a long and rich history. The original Blue Beetle was created way back in 1939. Yeah, that puts him right up there with the Spirit, Superman and Batman. In the 1950's, Charlton Comics purchased the character. In 1966, Steve Ditko created Charlton's new Blue Beetle: Ted Kord. DC Comics then bought all of Charlton Comics' characters in the mid 1980's. Ted Kord was then reduced to a joke by Giffen during his Justice League days. Then Ted Kord was killed like a total bitch in Countdown to Infinite Crisis.

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7.0
Booster Gold #0

Feb 14, 2008

I firmly believe that Booster Gold #0 is simply a momentary hiccup. I fully expect that this title will return back to form with the next issue. Booster Gold #0 definitely serves as a fantastic issue for new readers to hop aboard this title. This issue will give enough background information on the current storyline as well as Booster's history that a reader completely unfamiliar with Booster can pick up this book and immediately learn more than enough to enjoy the upcoming story arc on this title.

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8.5
Booster Gold #1

Aug 16, 2007

I loved Booster Gold #1. This issue reminded me just how incredible 52 was and just how disappointing Countdown has been in comparison. Johns does a fantastic job with this debut issue and I am totally hooked like a crack head and can't wait for the next issue. If you like getting hip deep into the mythos of the DCU then this is definitely a title for you. If you enjoyed the events of 52 then you will probably also love this title. Booster Gold has the same sense of excitement that you get over on Green Lantern and the Justice Society of America. I definitely recommend giving Booster Gold a try.

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8.0
Booster Gold #2

Sep 14, 2007

Booster Gold #2 was a blast to read. Booster Gold is exactly what comic books should be fun to read. This title is one seriously wild ride with plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way. Yeah, having a good working knowledge of the DCU will help the reader with this title, but it is not a prerequisite. Johns and Katz have done an excellent job making Booster Gold new reader friendly while at the same time throwing in enough extras and bonuses for long time readers. I definitely recommend giving Booster Gold a try. It is well worth your money.

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8.5
Booster Gold #3

Oct 14, 2007

Booster Gold #3 was another sweet read. Johns and Katz are an excellent team and their combined efforts have given us the first new DC title since Infinite Crisis that I have truly been impressed with. Booster Gold is one of DC's strongest titles and is certainly worth your money.

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8.5
Booster Gold #5

Dec 17, 2007

Booster Gold #5 was another excellent read. Johns and Katz continue to make Booster Gold one of the stronger reads currently on the market. I strongly recommend that you give this title a try. It is certainly worth the cover price. I will admit that to truly enjoy this title to its fullest potential, that the reader needs a solid knowledge of the history of the DCU. Having said that, I do think that Johns and Katz give enough back ground information to make this title an enjoyable reader for readers with a limited knowledge of the history of the DCU.

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8.5
Booster Gold #6

Jan 18, 2008

Booster Gold #6 was another fantastic read. Johns and Katz have quickly made this title by far one of the better reads on the market. This title has it all. Quality plotting and pacing. Strong dialogue and character development. In addition to fast paced action and a fun sense of adventure. I would certainly recommend giving Booster Gold a try.

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8.5
Booster Gold #7

Mar 14, 2008

Booster Gold #7 was a wonderful read. Katz and Johns continue to make Booster Gold on of DC's strongest titles. Booster Gold is a well a balanced title that boasts action, drama and humor. We also get treated to good dialogue and a commitment to strong character work. The balanced nature of this title makes it easy for me to recommend it to just about any type of comic book reader regardless if you prefer more action adventure comic books or more character driven titles. I think Booster Gold will appeal to a vast array of comic book reader.

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8.0
Booster Gold #8

Apr 12, 2008

Booster Gold #8 is another fine issue. Johns and Katz continue to make this title one of the best reads on the market. Booster Gold is a balanced title that should certainly appeal to fans who desire action adventure themed stories as well as readers who enjoy stories with strong dialogue and plenty of character work. Booster Gold also manages to walk that fine line of delving into the rich history of the DCU that will delight long time readers, but still remains new reader friendly.

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8.5
Booster Gold #9

May 16, 2008

Booster Gold #9 was another excellent issue. This title continues to be one of the strongest comic books that DC is currently publishing. Johns and Katz are treating the reader to a historic run on this title. If you still have not given this title a try then I would definitely recommend doing so. I would at least encourage you to get the Booster Gold trade paperback of their run on this title.

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8.0
Booster Gold #10

Jun 16, 2008

Booster Gold #10 was a wild ride that made for an extremely entertaining read. I think that most fans will love this issue. Booster Gold #10 has action, adventure, stunning plot twists and an ending that is sure to spark a serious debate between readers. You cannot ask much more than that from a comic book.

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6.5
Cable #2

Apr 7, 2008

Cable #2 is a serviceable read. It isn't bad, but at the same time, it isn't anything special. I still feel that this title has the potential to be a neat read. I'm willing to stick it out for another two or three issues to see if this title can get going and make a compelling case to earn a spot on The Revolution's permanent pull list.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #17

Apr 20, 2006

The Bad: I have no complaints at all with the writing. Brubaker is doing an excellent job on Captain America crafting one exciting story after another.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #18

May 18, 2006

The Bad: I have no complaints at all with the story except the liberal use of Nazis. I mean, c'mon, are there no other villains to use anymore? Do we have to drag out relics from the 1940's to be our villains? Jeez. What is the statute of limitations on using Nazis as a convenient villain? I mean, really, did we need a new version of Master Man? Oh lord, seriously. I can't believe I'm even talking about the fact that there is a new version of that character. Are comics really that stale and unoriginal that we have to keep digging up 60 year old Nazis to use as out villains? Or are comics just scared to use anyone else in the role of a hate mongering racist other than a blonde German? I don't know, but the Revolution is over seeing those crazy gringos with swastikas running around comic books.

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7.0
Captain America (2004) #19

Jun 21, 2006

Captain America #19 was a good issue, but nothing great. I think this was probably the weakest issue so far in Brubaker's run on this title. I thought it was ok, but usually I am blown away by Brubaker's Captain America. I don't know if Brubaker is hitting a bit of a slump or is losing some of his focus, but this issue just was not as entertaining as the rest of his run on this title. I still would recommend Captain America to new readers because I think that overall Brubaker's run has been great. It is normal for a title to have a couple of weaker issues.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #20

Jul 31, 2006

Captain America #20 was another fantastic issue. Brubaker and Epting are cranking out an excellent read. Captain America, Daredevil and X-Factor are probably the three best comics being published by Marvel right now. And it is no surprise that Brubaker writes two of those top three comics. Captain America #20 ended on a real high note and I cannot wait for the next issue.

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8.5
Captain America (2004) #21

Sep 17, 2006

Captain America #21 was a fantastic read. Brubaker has made this title an absolute must read. I highly recommend giving this title a try. You do not have to be a Captain America fan to enjoy this brilliantly written comic book. Quality character development, compelling plotlines, first-rate dialogue and a great mix of drama and action make this one of Marvel's better titles.

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6.5
Captain America (2004) #22

Oct 2, 2006

Captain America #22 was a filler issue; however it was the best of all the Civil War tie-in issues up to this point. I hope that the next issue is not a Civil War tie-in issue. I am eager to return to Brubaker's story which is infinitely more intriguing and complex than the Civil War storyline.

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6.5
Captain America (2004) #23

Oct 27, 2006

Captain America #23 was a slightly above average read and wasn't too bad compared to your average Civil War tie-in issue that we have gotten on some of the other titles. Having said that, I cannot wait for Civil War to end so it can continue on with Brubaker's intriguing plotline involving Lukin and the Red Skull. Right now Civil War is just getting in the way of Brubaker's wonderful story that he was weaving on this title.

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6.0
Captain America (2004) #24

Dec 5, 2006

Captain America #24 is a Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde comic book. The parts that deal with Brubaker's existing storyline are great. The parts that deal with the Civil War storyline are boring. Brubaker has failed at trying to mesh together the two separate storylines. Having said that, I know that once these pointless Civil War tie-in issues stop that Captain America will return to be an excellent read.

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7.5
Captain America (2004) #25

Mar 8, 2007

Captain America #25 was a stunning read if you managed to remain spoiler free like I did. Brubaker did a wonderful job delivering an incredibly powerful and emotional read. I am excited to see where Brubaker goes from here. And I certainly look forward to the eventual triumphant return of Steve Rogers.

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6.5
Captain America (2004) #26

May 25, 2007

Captain America #26 was both a wonderful character study with excellent dialogue and plenty of emotion. Captain America #26 was also a plodding and slow issue that continued to re-hash worn out themes from the Civil War in a completely illogical fashion. Personally, the less idiotic supposed legal debates about the Registration Act the better. And the less Tony Stark bashing the better. Let's just get on with dealing with the true villain here The Red Skull.

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7.0
Captain America (2004) #27

Jun 23, 2007

Captain America #27 was a solid read. Brubaker is delivering an interesting story involving all of Captain America's supporting characters. We are certainly in store for a wild ride as we loom toward the inevitable conflict of the Winter Soldier and Iron Man. Mix in the Black Widow, Sharon Carter and the Falcon as wildcards and we have all the makings for an interesting story.

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8.5
Captain America (2004) #28

Jul 20, 2007

Captain America #28 was another excellent read. Brubaker is working absolute magic on this title in the wake of Captain America's "death." I'm enjoying the supporting characters and this storyline so much that I am in no hurry for Captain America's inevitable return. If you still haven't given this title a try then I definitely recommend you do so. Captain America is certainly worth your money.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #29

Aug 21, 2007

Captain America continues to be one of Marvel's best reads on the market. And amazingly enough, this title is just as good without Captain America as it was with him. That is a real testament to Brubaker's writing prowess. Not too many other titles could survive without the main character and rely solely on a cast of supporting characters. If you still haven't tried this title then definitely do so. It is well worth the money.

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8.5
Captain America (2004) #30

Sep 24, 2007

Captain America #30 was a fantastic read. Brubaker continues to make this title one of Marvel's strongest reads each and every month. If you still haven't given this title a try then you must do yourself a favor and give it a chance. Brubaker treats the reader to an incredible blend of dialogue, drama, character development and action like you don't see on too many comic books on the market. Captain America is by far and away worth the cover price.

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9.5
Captain America (2004) #31

Oct 18, 2007

Captain America #31 was truly a work of art. I don't know what else I can say about this issue. It was stunning. Brubaker continues to utterly amaze me with his wonderfully dense, complex and emotional reads that he manages to deliver each and every month.

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8.5
Captain America (2004) #33

Jan 10, 2008

Captain America #33 was another phenomenal read. If you have not given this title a try then I absolutely urge you to do so. There is simply no other title as well crafted as this one. Brubaker's Captain America is one of the few comic books currently on the market that I would actually classify as literature.

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9.0
Captain America (2004) #34

Feb 1, 2008

Captain America #34 was an absolute treasure. I cannot urge everyone enough to go out and give this title a try. It honestly is unlike any other comic book currently on the market. Captain America is a combination of traditional super hero action, super spy action, the mystery and intrigue of a good crime drama and the politically charged world of secret organizations and corrupt politicians.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #35

Mar 3, 2008

Captain America #35 was another excellent read. It is simply incredible how consistently good Brubaker is on this title. If you still haven't given this title a try then I recommend that you do so. You really don't have to be a Captain America fan to enjoy this incredible story. And unlike many slower moving stories that feel like two issue story arcs stretched out over six issues, Brubaker manages to cram plenty of detail and plot development in each issue. If you don't mind a story that moves at a restrained pace then I think you will dig Brubaker's Captain America.

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8.5
Captain America (2004) #36

Mar 22, 2008

Captain America #36 was another extraordinary issue. I don't know what else I can say to convince people to run out to their local comic book store and immediately purchase this title. Without a doubt, Captain America is well worth your hard earned money. If you don't have the extra cash to get this title then I urge you to rob a bank, start dealing drugs or pimp out your girlfriend/wife in order to get the extra money so you can start reading Captain America. (Legal Disclaimer The Revolution neither condones nor advocates the illegal and illicit aforementioned activities. Such statement is purely designed for dramatic purposes.) Yes, Captain America is that good.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #37

Apr 18, 2008

Captain America #37 was another strong read. Brubaker continues to make this title an absolute gem and certainly one of the best reads on the market from either Marvel or DC. I don't know what else I can say to encourage people to give this title a try. You absolutely do not have to be a Captain America fan to enjoy this title. I am perfect proof of that. I have never for a moment ever found Captain America to be an interesting character. Then along came Brubaker and now I a rabid Captain America fan.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #38

May 26, 2008

Captain America #38 was another wonderful read. If you still have not given this title a try then I urge you to do so. This is a comic book that is so well crafted that it should appeal to most comic book readers. If nothing else, give Brubaker's Captain America a try when it comes out in trade paperback format. This title is worth the cover price and I don't think you will be disappointed.

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7.5
Captain America (2004) #39

Jun 30, 2008

Captain America #39 was another enjoyable read. Brubaker is money on this title. There are few titles on the market as consistently good as Captain America. I strongly urge you to give this title a try. It will appeal to you regardless if you ever liked Captain America or not before.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #40

Jul 19, 2008

Captain America #40 is another quality read. Brubaker has made this title such a consistently good read. If you still have not given this title a try then you really should. Captain America is one of the better reads on the market.

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8.5
Captain America (2004) #41

Aug 26, 2008

Captain America #41 was a fantastic read. Brubaker cranks up the intensity as we barrel along to the dramatic finish to this story. This title is always such an impressive blend of well crafted plotlines, dialogue, character work and action. Captain America still remains one of Marvel's best titles currently on the market.

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8.0
Captain America (2004) #42

Sep 30, 2008

Captain America #42 was a strong finale to Brubaker's wonderful story. Brubaker delivers a balanced issue that provides for plenty of entertainment as well as mysteries for the reader to mull over. It seems that Brubaker is not going to let up on this title and that we have many interesting stories still to come on Captain America.

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7.5
Captain America (2004) #43

Oct 28, 2008

Captain America #43 was a well balanced issue. Brubaker keeps this train rolling as it appears that we are not going to lose any momentum at all with this new story arc. Captain America is still one of Marvel's better titles.

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7.0
Captain America Theater of War: Operation: Zero Point #1

Nov 3, 2008

Captain America Theater of War Operation Zero Point #1 was an enjoyable read. The Knaufs create an easy to read and rather straight forward one-shot issue. This was certainly an entertaining and satisfying issue. This issue will also probably appeal to fans of World War II stories. Also if you like plenty of action then you will probably enjoy this issue.

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7.0
Captain America: Reborn #1

Jul 3, 2009

The fact remains that despite the weaknesses of Captain America Reborn #1, Steve Rogers fans are going to absolutely love this issue. And they should. Fans of a character can easily look past many defects of a story if the end result is the return of a beloved character.

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7.5
Captain America: Reborn #4

Nov 6, 2009

Captain America Reborn #4 was a slow read that was salvaged by some nice character work and a fantastic and exciting ending. I would certainly recommend that readers who have been following Brubaker's run on Captain America purchase this issue. However, I would recommend that everyone else simply wait for Captain America Reborn to come out in trade format. Captain America Reborn is simply too slow and does not have enough substance or excitement for me to recommend buying it in the monthly format.

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7.5
Captain Marvel #1

Nov 26, 2007

I was completely impressed with Captain Marvel #1. Now, I'm trying to temper my enthusiasm about this title since I am obviously biased toward Mar-Vell's character. And I want to recommend this title not out of my feelings of nostalgia, but because this is actually a well crafted title worth your money.

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8.0
Checkmate #1

Apr 27, 2006

My only complaints are minor. I think the use of "Kobra" being a painfully obvious play on Cobra was cheesy. I also am not a fan of the Nick Fury look that Alan Scott is sporting with his eye patch. That creates an unnecessary tie with S.H.I.E.L.D. that will only encourage critics to say that Rucka is trying to create a S.H.I.E.L.D. rip-off with this title.

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6.0
Checkmate #2

May 27, 2006

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6.0
Checkmate #3

Jun 22, 2006

The Bad: Guest Art team on issue #3? That is a tight schedule. The art is servicable, and occasionaly good, but a sharper, clearer style serves this title better. I wish that this was issue #2, pacing wise, but the story worked pretty well for me. This title usually does a good of telling you enough about the characters to follow the story, but knowing a little more about some of the agents, Fire especially, would help a bit.

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7.0
Checkmate #4

Aug 4, 2006

As long as the writing keeps up this pace, Checkmate is on my pull. It is certainly off any probation period. If the subject material sounds interesting to you, the crafter of this book are doing excellent work. Enjoy!

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9.0
Civil War #1

May 4, 2006

That art is excellent! McNiven and Vines turn in an incredible job in this issue. The book has a nice realistic look to it that fits the tone of Millar's story perfectly. The splash shots look great, especially the one with Captain America on top of the fighter plane. Simply awesome. The art makes Civil War #1 an absolute joy to read.

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8.0
Civil War #2

Jun 15, 2006

A good story plus great artwork always equals to a strong and entertaining comic book. I really enjoyed Civil War #2. I must give Marvel credit; I am having much more fun reading Civil War than I did reading Infinite Crisis. Civil War is definitely a title worth checking out.

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9.0
Civil War #3

Jul 19, 2006

Civil War #3 was a fantastic read. McNiven's incredible artwork combined with Millar's strong story makes for a highly entertaining and enjoyable comic book to read. Civil War is one of the best comic book on the market. I heartily recommend Civil War to anyone. Civil War is definitely worth your hard earned money.

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8.0
Civil War #4

Sep 22, 2006

Civil War #4 was a well written issue. I may not agree with the direction that it is heading or how certain characters are being handled, but I will agree that Millar is spinning a well constructed and written story. The pacing is great and the dialogue is excellent. Millar is delivered a very entertaining story. I look forward to the next issue.

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9.0
Civil War #5

Nov 16, 2006

Civil War #5 was a great read. Strong writing combined with impressive artwork always makes for a satisfying comic book. Millar impresses me with his effort to try and make Civil War a more complex and engaging story than what other writers like Bendis and JMS have given us in the various tie-in issues. Maybe there is some slight hope for this Civil War storyline after all.

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7.5
Civil War #6

Jan 6, 2007

I found Civil War #6 to be massively anti-climactic. I was expecting a lot more than what we got. This issue was nothing more than a teaser for the final issue. Civil War really needs to end with an incredibly strong finish in order to live up to the massive hype preceding this mini-series.

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9.5
Civil War #7

Feb 22, 2007

I really enjoyed Civil War #7. I'm actually quite surprised that I did. However, Millar constructed an ending that made both Iron Man and Captain America look all right. Iron Man was rehabilitated and heralded by the American people as their champion. Captain America stops fighting when he realizes that he is no longer serving the will of the people. This enables Captain America to surrender without having to admit that he was wrong. Carefully notice that at no point this Captain America say he was wrong. Just that his side was losing the argument.

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4.0
Civil War: Front Line #1

Jun 8, 2006

Civil War Front Line #1 flat out sucked. The writing was pitiful. The story was uninteresting. The dialogue was amateurish. This issue was too heavy handed. Jenkins is clearly more interested in conveying his political beliefs rather than doing what he should be doing as a comic book writer entertaining us! In no way can I recommend anyone wasting their hard earned money on garbage like this issue. I'm torn on what to do. I usually give a long mini-series 2 issues to hook me. Plus, I don't know how many important Civil War storylines are going to be addressed in this mini-series. So, part of me wants to try Civil War Front Line #2 and the other part wants me to save my money for comic books that are actually enjoyable to read.

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8.0
Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Crime Society #1

Oct 5, 2007

The Search for Ray Palmer Crime Society #1 was a fun read. I enjoyed learning more about Jokester's past. McKeever did an excellent job breathing life into Jokester's personality and making him an intriguing character. I'm also glad that DC chose to flesh out Jokester's character in a one-shot issue rather than taking up unnecessary space over on Countdown to do so.

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7.0
Countdown to Adventure #1

Aug 31, 2007

Countdown to Adventure #1 was a fun read. The main story by Beechen was definitely more enjoyable and immediately hooked me. Beechen manages to build off the magic of 52 with this characters and I am confident that we are in store for a great story. I'd certainly recommend getting Countdown to Adventure if you were a fan of the lost in space plotline in 52.

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4.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #1

Apr 24, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #1 was a fitting ending to what has been a dreadful title. This issue was completely unimpressive and did nothing to get me excited for DC Universe #0. DC needs to use DC Universe #0 to drive a stake through the heart of Countdown. The more DC separates Countdown from Final Crisis the better. No fans will get excited about Final Crisis if they get the feeling we are just going to get more of the same crap that we got in Countdown.

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5.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #2

Apr 17, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed Countdown to Final Crisis #2. Of course, after reading this issue, I remain convinced that Dini could have delivered a highly entertaining story with Countdown to Final Crisis if he had trimmed off the fat consisting of many of the useless plotlines that bogged down this story. Countdown to Final Crisis would have made a great 12 issue series.

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6.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #3

Apr 10, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #3 was a slightly better than average read that would have been much more enjoyable if it wasn't for the horrid handling of Mary's character and some poor dialogue. At least Countdown to Final Crisis #3 will appeal to fans who enjoy a good old fashioned brawl between two heavyweights in Darkseid and Superman. The one thing that really sticks in my mind as we race to the end of Countdown to Final Crisis is that this story could have been such an enjoyable and intense read if DC had made this a 12 issue mini-series.

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5.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #4

Apr 3, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #4 was another disappointing reads. It appears that we are headed for an unimpressive and anti-climactic ending to Countdown to Final Crisis. I cannot believe that we are getting such dull reads this close to the ending of this year long event. Thank the comic book gods that I only have to review three more issues of this title.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #5

Mar 27, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #5 will certainly appeal to Jack Kirby fans who always liked Kamandi. Outside of that, I'm not too sure how many modern day fans will really care at all about the re-introduction of Kamandi to the DCU. All in all, Countdown just continues to fall short of delivering truly satisfying issues.

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3.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #6

Mar 20, 2008

This was a pretty short review because there wasn't much that happened in this issue. Countdown #6 was about as dull a read as you are going to come across. This title is going to drag its half-dead carcass across the finish line for a most unspectacular ending. All I can say is that I am so happy that we only have five more issues left on this title.

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5.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #7

Mar 13, 2008

Countdown #7 was just a dreadful read. This title is dying such a slow and ugly death as it limps toward the end of the story. Seriously, I cannot wait for this title to be over so I can stop having to journal this event. And I am even happier that Grant Morrison has gone on record stating that his Final Crisis doesn't really have that much to do with Countdown to Final Crisis. Thank you, Grant. Thank you.

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5.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #8

Mar 6, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #8 was an average at best read. I certainly wouldn't recommend wasting your money on this issue. This isn't going to be such an incredible ending that I would urge people to hop onto this title so late in the game.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #9

Feb 28, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #9 was a good read. This issue packs plenty of action and is a pretty wild ride from start to finish. Dini has the reader guessing the entire time as we don't know what in the world is going to happen next. It is way too late in the game for me to recommend anyone to bother picking up the final issues of Countdown. However, for those of us who have been suffering through the long haul on this title, this issue was an enjoyable treat.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #10

Feb 21, 2008

Countdown #10 was another slightly better than average read. I have to admit that the Brother Eye story has hooked my complete interest. Dini has done a much better on this title as of late. Clearly, Countdown would have made for a much more exciting read if DC hadn't forced Dini to stretch it out over the course of 52 weeks. Still, I think that Dini is going to be able to scratch together an interesting enough ending that will get us set and ready for Final Crisis.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #11

Feb 14, 2008

Countdown #11 was another average read. We only have ten issues left and I'm beginning to wonder if Dini is going to be able to pull off an exciting finale. Still, I have to admit that as we are drawing to a close on this title, I am starting to get more and more excited about Final Crisis.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #12

Feb 7, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis was an average read that at least finally moved along the various plotlines and set the stage for the final act of this story. I have a feeling that Dini is going to be able to pull off a pretty enjoyable ending with these final eleven issues. However, now that we are almost done with Countdown, it is painfully obvious that this story would have been much better served is DC had decided to make it a 12 to 24 issue series. I think it would have been one hell of a good read in that format.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #13

Jan 31, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #13 was a slightly above average read. This issue does at least give me some hope that Dini might be able to pull off a somewhat exciting ending that could build some momentum leading into Morrison's Final Crisis. Countdown is still largely a waste of time and should have been reserved for a tight and fast paced 12 issue mini-series leading into Final Crisis. In that format, I think that Dini could have delivered a powerful story that would have had a nice impact on the reader and gotten us excited for Final Crisis.

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6.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #14

Jan 24, 2008

Countdown #14 wasn't a great read, but it was at least average. And an average read is a real rarity on Countdown. Maybe Dini and company will be able to craft some type of satisfactory ending to this title that helps ease the sour taste that the majority of the issues have left in the reader's mouth. I still don't recommend you wasting your hard earned money on this title.

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5.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #15

Jan 17, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #15 is a fine example of too little, too late. The writers are now quickly running out of time as we only have fourteen issues left on this title. So now plotlines that have laid dormant are suddenly smashed into other plotlines as the writers scramble to give us some plot development in order to create a dramatic finale for the much hyped Final Crisis.

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4.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #16

Jan 11, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #16 continues the trend of sub-par reads on this title. We only have fifteen issues until the end of this title. Since we are already so late in the game, I have pretty much abandoned any and all hope of Countdown delivering a strong and exciting finish. It appears that DC is going to go limping into the beginning of Final Crisis.

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3.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #17

Jan 7, 2008

Outside of crackheads and fans of snuff films, I don't know who would be interested in Countdown to Final Crisis. Honestly, Countdown to Final Crisis and all the associated titles like Countdown Arena are pushing me to the verge of dropping every single DC title that I read. Well, with the obvious exception of the Legion of Super Heroes. It is pretty much what happened after Crisis on Infinite Earths finished. I was so turned off by what DC did to the DCU that I dropped every DC title except for my beloved Legion of Super Heroes. Of course, that paid off for me as I had to watch DC proceed to rape the Legion beyond recognition during the TMK Legion run.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #18

Dec 29, 2007

Countdown to Final Crisis #18 was an enjoyable read if you are a Ray Palmer fan or if you have missed seeing Ralph and Sue Dibny and Barry and Iris Allen. It was also nice to finally have the Challengers find Ray Palmer after having to trudge our way through a brutally slow paced search for Ray. I'm sure that Countdown to Final Crisis #18 is an aberration and just a temporary moment of enjoyment and that this title will rapidly revert back to its normal state of suckiness.

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5.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #19

Dec 20, 2007

Countdown #19 was another dull read. I just can't imagine what readers this title would appeal to. I guess if you are a fan of mindless death and destruction then you might enjoy this title. Even then, having to wade through so many pages of slow moving and pointless plotlines would probably turn off even those fans. Countdown continues to be a weekly train wreck. Steer clear of this title and don't waste your money on the trade paperback whenever it is released.

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4.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #20

Dec 13, 2007

Countdown to Final Crisis #20 was another dreadful read. This just might be the worst title that is currently on the market. And I'm taking into consideration other pitiful reads like Ghost Rider, Wolverine Origins and New Avengers. I am truly struggling to find any redeeming qualities to Countdown to Final Crisis. I certainly cannot recommend that anyone waste their money on getting this title.

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4.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #21

Dec 6, 2007

Countdown to Final Crisis #21 continues the downward trend as each issue just gets worse and worse. I can't imagine that Countdown can get much worse that it currently is. However, I'm sure that DC will find new and creative ways to suck on this title with the remaining issues. I definitely wouldn't recommend this title to anyone at all. This title is not worth your hard earned money. Go buy Daredevil or Captain America instead.

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4.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #22

Nov 30, 2007

Countdown continues to be a massive disappointment. Compared to the phenomenal 52, Countdown is pure garbage and a waste of paper. It is obvious that Dini only had enough material for maybe 25 to 30 issues max and has been forced to stretch the story over the span of 52 issues.

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4.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #23

Nov 23, 2007

Countdown #23 was a very disappointing read. It seems that this title is suffering from a precipitous drop in terms of quality writing. I'm getting less and less interested in the upcoming Final Crisis now that it appears that it is going to be nothing more than a kill-fest where the writers can use the Multiverse to "blow shit up." At this point I have practically no expectations of getting a wonderfully constructed story out of the end of Countdown or the impending Final Crisis.

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4.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #24

Nov 14, 2007

Countdown to Final Crisis #24 was a huge disappointment. This issue seriously dampened my enthusiasm for this title and the impending Final Crisis. At this point, I am approaching this big event with a sense of dread. I have tried to stay positive about Countdown ever since the beginning of this story. However, DC is making it hard for me to continue to stay excited about what is happening on Countdown.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #25

Nov 8, 2007

Countdown to Final Crisis was a fun read. This was a good rebound issue for Dini and it appears that the gloves are off with this story. I think that DC changing the title from "Countdown" to "Countdown to Final Crisis" was a subtle statement to the reader that Countdown was just filler. That now it is "Countdown to Final Crisis" the true substance of the story is going to be delivered. This is certainly a good point for new readers to hop aboard this title. It seems that anything of real importance is going to happen over the course of these final 24 issues.

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5.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #26

Nov 1, 2007

Countdown #26 was very average. If you are a new reader and are looking to jump aboard Countdown at this late juncture then I definitely recommend picking up this issue. However, if you are a regular reader of Countdown then beware. This issue will be a real step back compared the previous five issues that Dini has cranked out on this title.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #27

Oct 25, 2007

Countdown #27 was another good read. Dini continues to impress me with how he has managed to stem the tide on this title and deliver solid reads over the course of the past month. Countdown has certainly gotten off to a slow start and it isn't as incredible as 52. But, Countdown is a quality read that is getting more and more entertaining with each issue.

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7.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #28

Oct 18, 2007

Countdown #28 was a good read. Dini continues his upward trend on this title as almost all of the plotlines have been jumpstarted and are now progressing with a point and purpose. Countdown still isn't a title that I would definitely recommend you run out and buy. Nor has Countdown come close to matching the incredible experience that was 52. However, at least Dini is now delivering a story that is quickly paced and entertaining. We weren't even getting that on Countdown for a while.

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6.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #29

Oct 11, 2007

Countdown #29 was a slightly better than average read, but not quite up to par with the past two issues. I still think that Dini can pull things together and deliver an entertaining finish to this title. Even though Countdown is improving, I still can't recommend shelling out your hard earned money each week for this title. I'm sure that Countdown will be a much more enjoyable read when it comes out as a trade paperback.

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7.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #30

Oct 4, 2007

Countdown #30 was another entertaining read. Dini appears to have turned the corner on this title. We may get lucky and be in store for a pretty wild ride from here on out. I hope so. It is great to finally see Countdown starting to live up to its potential. I know that it is late in the game to jump on to this title. However, if you love the Multiverse and travelling to the different parallel Earths, then this is a perfect time to start reading Countdown. If nothing else, this upswing in the quality of the issues means that Countdown should certainly be worth getting when it is released in trade format.

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8.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #31

Sep 27, 2007

Countdown #31 was an enjoyable issue. This is the first time that I finished an issue of Countdown and was seriously excited for the next issue. Is it possible that Dini has finally gotten this title on track and will now deliver consistently good reads each week? I really hope so. The only problem is that it might be a case of too little too late. So many readers have been turned off by the rather lackluster beginning of Countdown and it might be hard to get them to jump back on board of this title.

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5.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #32

Sep 20, 2007

Countdown #32 was simply an average read. And the reality is that an average read is pretty much all I can expect to get on this title. Now that we are twenty issues into this title and are getting close to the halfway point, it is safe to say that the chances of Countdown suddenly turning into a story as hot as 52 are pretty slim. I still say save your money and purchase Countdown when it is released as a trade paperback. The pacing may actually seem better when in trade paperback form.

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5.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #33

Sep 13, 2007

Countdown #33 was another ordinary read. This title continues to be a serious let down after the incredibly well done 52. I can only hope that Dini can somehow bring all these plotlines together and deliver an exciting climax that leads into the Final Crisis. I still recommend waiting for the trade paperback for this title.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #34

Sep 12, 2007

Countdown #34 continues the downward trend of this title over the past several issues. This title continues to underachieve. Honestly, I can't recommend getting Countdown unless you are a big event junkie and want to know about everything leading up to the Final Crisis. I think that waiting for the trade paperback is probably a wiser decision.

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5.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #35

Aug 30, 2007

Countdown continues to be an underachieving title. This storyline has so much potential, but has failed to deliver up to this point. Countdown #35 continues this unimpressive trend. I can't say that I recommend spending your money on this title. On the one hand, this title is important because it is the lead in to the Final Crisis. On the other hand, there isn't enough substance to this story for me to say it is worth spending money on it each and every week. Maybe getting Countdown in trade paperback form would be a wiser choice.

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6.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #36

Aug 23, 2007

Countdown #36 was a solid read. It was certainly the best read that we have gotten in the past several weeks. Dini smartly picked up the pacing and provided the reader with several plot twists as well as plenty of action. I have come to terms with the fact that Countdown will never live up to the legacy of 52. So, I have let go of those expectations and am just enjoying Countdown for what it is. And there is plenty to enjoy with Countdown.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #37

Aug 16, 2007

Countdown #37 was nothing more than an average read. This may have been the weakest issue we have gotten so far. And it is disappointing that this title hasn't heated up any more than it has this far into the story. Maybe it is because Booster Gold #1 came out this week and reminded me just how incredible 52 was that has impacted my view on Countdown. At any rate, I still think Countdown has potential and I'm holding out hope that Dini is going to tap into that potential.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #38

Aug 9, 2007

Countdown #38 was a solid read and certainly picked up the pace of the central plotline involving Apokolypse and New Genesis. Countdown still hasn't matched the excellent story of 52. However, Countdown is getting better and better with each issue. I have faith that Dini's story will keep getting stronger and stronger with each issue.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #39

Aug 2, 2007

Countdown #39 was a good read. Dini picked up the pace in several of the plotlines and we got some neat little plot developments in this issue. I have a feeling that as we progress, Dini will only get better and better with each of these plotlines. I no longer expect Countdown to be as good as 52. But, that doesn't mean that it can't still be an entertaining read.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #40

Jul 26, 2007

Countdown #40 was a solid better than average read. I will admit that this title still hasn't reached the white hot success of 52. I feel like Countdown has all the makings of what could be one phenomenal read, but for some reason it just isn't hitting on all cylinders. Hopefully, Dini can capture that magic and elevate Countdown so it can hit its full potential.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #41

Jul 19, 2007

Countdown #41 was a rather average read. This title has seemed to lose some of its momentum over the past couple of issues. I continue to have faith in Dini and I still believe that he can get this title back on track and moving with direction and purpose. However, I will now officially concede that Countdown is currently failing to match the quality of writing that we got over in 52.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #42

Jul 12, 2007

Countdown #42 continues the trend of solid issues each and every week. I know that Countdown has not gotten the sales numbers that 52 garnered. And that is a real shame. I find the various plotlines in Countdown just as good if not even more interesting than those over in 52. And the artwork in Countdown has definitely been superior to the art we got in 52.

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7.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #43

Jul 6, 2007

Countdown #43 was a poignant farewell to Bart Allen. It was nice to see the assembled heroes of the DCY paying tribute to the grandson of the greatest Flash ever. Now that the tribute to Bart Allen is done, I fully expect Dini to get this title back on track and pick up the pacing a bit.

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8.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #44

Jun 28, 2007

Countdown #44 was a great read. I have been impressed with Beechen's writing to this point on Countdown. It seems that Dini has been able to coax out Beechen's A-game. Hopefully, working with a master like Dini will help Beechen elevate his writing and apply his newly crafted skills to the other titles that he writes. If you still haven't tries Countdown then definitely do so. Countdown is certainly worth your money.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #45

Jun 21, 2007

Countdown #45 was a solid read that was saved by such an unexpected surprise appearance by Captain Atom at the end. Other than that, the writing team just re-hashed what we have already read over the first six issues of this title. There is no doubt that Countdown #45 was just a filler issue designed to give the writing team a break. I expect that DC gets this story back on track with the next issue.

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7.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #46

Jun 14, 2007

Countdown #46 was another solid read. It wasn't as exciting as the previous couple of issues, however, we are still early in the story and Dini is taking his time delivering the various plotlines in a measured pace and making sure he has laid a proper foundation for all the different plotlines. Countdown is still an excellent title that is well worth your money.

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7.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #47

Jun 7, 2007

Countdown #47 was another good read and DC keeps the ball rolling on this title. Countdown has been consistently good over these first five issues. It appears that DC has another hit on its hands right on the heels of 52. I definitely recommend giving Countdown a try. It is well worth your money.

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7.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #48

Jun 1, 2007

Countdown #48 is another great read. I am having a blast reading this title. Right now, DC has done what I would have thought was totally impossible just two years ago and that is to make me think DC is actually doing a better job than Marvel. For me, DC's 52 and Countdown storylines have absolutely crushed Marvel's Civil War and The Initiative storylines. I definitely recommend giving Countdown a try.

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8.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #49

May 24, 2007

Countdown #49 was a great read. I am absolutely loving this title. DC has really impressed me with this follow up effort to 52. I didn't think it was possible, but I believe that I'm going to enjoy Countdown just as much as I did 52.

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6.0
Countdown to Final Crisis #50

May 17, 2007

Countdown #50 was an average read. It certainly wasn't as good as Countdown #51. However, we are still very early in this series and I'm confident that Dini and the boys will get this story back on track and deliver plenty of entertaining issues. Countdown should still be a fun series.

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8.5
Countdown to Final Crisis #51

May 10, 2007

Countdown #1 was an incredible debut issue. Dini smashed one out of the park with this issue. With such a strong first issue, I feel re-assured that Countdown will certainly be able to match the success and excitement of 52. I definitely recommend giving Countdown a try. This is going to be one hell of a ride.

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7.0
Creeper #1

Aug 3, 2006

Creeper #1 was a pretty good issue. The art was solid. The story was also pretty good. The plot wasn't amazing, but Niles made Jack and The Creeper rather interesting characters. I'm definitely going to get this entire mini-series. I think the Creeper is a pretty cool character and that this mini-series has some potential.

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4.5
Criminal #1

Oct 11, 2006

Criminal #1 is a pretty good issue. It doesn't make me want to run out and read other non-super hero American comics, but I am certainly enjoying this change of pace. If you enjoy Sean Phillips' style of art, then you will definitely like this title. At any rate, Brubaker's writing makes Criminal a title worth checking out.

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6.5
Criminal #2

Nov 7, 2006

Criminal #2 was a rocking good issue. Brubaker is weaving a wild ride that leaves the reader turning each page not knowing what is going to happen next. Leo is in a real mess. It is going to be fun watching how Leo gets himself out of this predicament. I'm really surprised and impressed that Brubaker could get me to enjoy a non-super hero American comic book so much.

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8.0
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Bludhaven #1

Apr 16, 2006

The art by Jurgens and Palmiotti isn't spectacular, but it is solid. The art has a bit of an old school feel to it which actually fits this title well.

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8.0
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Bludhaven #2

Apr 27, 2006

The art is average. It is nothing spectacular, but it is good enough that it doesn't detract from the story.

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8.0
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Bludhaven #3

May 11, 2006

The Bad: I think that the art could be a little better. Some panels look nice and others look very average. It this title had more consistent and stronger art then it would be an amazing read.

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7.0
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Bludhaven #4

May 25, 2006

There was also a small goof on the cover. We see the Titans attacking the members of S.H.A.D.E. which includes the white Lady Liberty who got killed back in issue #1. This issue has the black Lady Liberty who also gets killed.

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7.0
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Bludhaven #5

Jun 15, 2006

Battle For Bludhaven has been a blast to read. Gray and Palmiotti have done a fantastic job weaving many different plotlines into an exciting tale and getting me interested in these new characters for the upcoming Freedom Fighters comic book. I recommend this mini-series to anyone. Battle For Bludhaven has been what comic books should be pure fun.

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7.0
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Bludhaven #6

Jul 20, 2006

I have enjoyed this mini-series. Battle for Bludhaven had many different interesting plotlines and big cast of cool characters. Plus, this mini-series did a good job introducing the character who will make up the new Freedom Fighters and laid the foundation for their creation. I'm definitely looking forward to Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #81

Jan 28, 2006

This was Bendis grand finale. Overall, it was a pretty satisfying issue.

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3.0
Daredevil (1998) #83

Mar 26, 2006

At this point, with all the massive losses that Daredevil has sustained under Kevin Smith, Brian Michael Bendis and now Ed Brubaker, there is no possible way he can end up anything other than a psycho. This "deconstruction" of Daredevil and this dark storyline has been so extreme and has lasted for so long that it won't be realistic or believable when Matt is "saved." This is the only obvious end to the story since Marvel will not allow Daredevil to become another Punisher-type character.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #84

Apr 29, 2006

Lark and Gaudiano's artwork is perfect for this title. This isn't normally my style of art. But, any artist can be good as long as you find him the right title. Daredevil is the right title for this artwork. If this was X-Men, Avengers, Iron Man, JLA, JSA, etc, then I would not be happy with the art. But, on Daredevil this art is absolutely perfect. I wouldn't want any other art on this title. Lark and Gaudiano's artwork captured Brubaker's tone. This art adds to the darkness, chaos and insanity that is taking place in this title. This art definitely makes Daredevil a more powerful read.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #85

May 26, 2006

The Bad: I'm beginning to lose interest in the entire Dakota North/Ben Urich/Fake Daredevil plotline. It is moving terribly slow and I don't think it has been well developed. Maybe now that everything at prison is coming to a head that Brubaker will start to focus on the fake Daredevil plotline more and flesh it out and make it more interesting. But, at this point, the Urich and Dakota scenes were not very interesting.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #86

Jul 2, 2006

Brubaker continues to impress and Daredevil #86 was his gift to the readers who have patiently waited through his steady set up in the past several issues. I cannot recommend Daredevil enough. Seriously. Stop wasting your money on titles that are "hip" because they have a female lead showing her belly button like Supergirl. Or on titles that have a short hairy guy with claws. Daredevil is truly worth your money. Go out and give it a try!

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8.5
Daredevil (1998) #87

Jul 27, 2006

I thought Daredevil #87 was fantastic! Brubaker continues to take the reader on a wild and unpredictable ride. With Brubaker spinning the story, you never know what wild twists and turns you are in for. This makes for a very enjoyable comic book to read. Combine that with the great artwork and you have one of the best comic books on the market right now. I heartily recommend Daredevil. It is definitely worth your money.

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7.0
Daredevil (1998) #88

Aug 26, 2006

Daredevil #88 was another solid read. Brubaker is impressive with his ability to be so dependable and consistent in his writing. Even his "slow" issues that act as a transition between major story arcs are better written than most comics on the market. Even though we had a guest artist, the comic still looked nice and was enjoyable. Daredevil is still one of Marvel's best titles. It is well worth checking out.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #89

Oct 2, 2006

Daredevil #89 is another fantastic read. Brubaker continues to throw twists and turns at the reader while constructing an engrossing mystery that leaves the reader wanting more by the end of this issue. I cannot recommend Daredevil enough. This is definitely one of Marvel's top titles.

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7.0
Daredevil (1998) #90

Oct 27, 2006

Daredevil #90 keeps the ball rolling as we get deeper and deeper into this mystery where we seem to be getting more answers than questions. Daredevil is certainly one of the best titles that Marvel is currently publishing. If you like fast paced and action packed comic books, then you probably won't enjoy this title. However, if you like great character development and a well crafted and steadily paced mystery, then give this title a try.

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7.0
Daredevil (1998) #91

Dec 28, 2006

Daredevil #91 was another solid effort by Brubaker and Lark. They consistently deliver a good read each and every month. Things are starting to come to a boil with this story arc and we are in treat for an exciting finish. Daredevil is definitely one comic book well worth your money.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #92

Dec 30, 2006

Daredevil #92 was an outstanding read. Brubaker continues to amaze me with his writing on this title. Just when I think he can't get any better, he goes out and tops himself. I completely recommend Daredevil without any reservation. This title is definitely one of Marvel's strongest titles and is certainly worth your money. If nothing else, get the trade paperback for this story arc whenever Marvel releases it.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #93

Feb 2, 2007

Daredevil #93 was an emotionally charged issue that provided a satisfying ending to Brubaker's story arc. Daredevil is certainly one of the best written Marvel titles. With Brubaker gearing up for the next big story arc, this would be an excellent time to hop onto this title and give it a try.

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7.0
Daredevil (1998) #95

Mar 31, 2007

Daredevil #95 wasn't anything amazing, but it was still a solid read. Brubaker has an interesting story arc in store for us. Daredevil, along with Ultimate Spider-Man and X-Factor, is one of the most dependable reads that Marvel publishes. With a new story arc starting with this issue, this is a great time for new readers to give this title a try. If you like crime stories and street level heroes then I don't think you will be disappointed with Brubaker's Daredevil.

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7.0
Daredevil (1998) #96

Apr 30, 2007

Daredevil #96 is a steady and technically sound read. Brubaker is constructing an interesting mystery. Brubaker's Daredevil is a wonderful crime noir themed story. Daredevil is an excellent change of pace to all the universe spanning, time traveling, alternate reality hopping and universe shattering stories that you get on so many of the top titles on the market. I dig a street based urban hero with a more "realistic" fell that is based in the here and now. I definitely recommend giving Daredevil a try.

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7.0
Daredevil (1998) #98

Jun 29, 2007

Daredevil #98 was another solid read. Brubaker is employing his usual steady and measured style of storytelling to gradually build to a much large and interesting storyline. Daredevil may not always be an incredible read, but it is very rarely a poor read. Daredevil is certainly one of Marvel's most dependable titles on the market.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #99

Aug 14, 2007

Daredevil #99 is another excellent read. Brubaker certainly can write urban super heroes better like no one else. If you still haven't given Daredevil a try then definitely do so. This title has a good combination of strong writing with excellent dialogue and character development as well as bone crushing action that will make it appeal to a wide array of comic book readers.

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8.0
Daredevil (1998) #101

Oct 26, 2007

Daredevil #101 was another fine read. Brubaker continues to make this title a must read comic book. If you still haven't given this tile a try then you really have to do so. Daredevil combines incredible psychology, well crafted stories and bone crunching action. Daredevil along with Captain America and X-Factor constitute Marvel's three strongest written titles.

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7.5
Daredevil (1998) #111

Sep 26, 2008

Daredevil #111 was a well crafted issue that does a great job kicking off what should be a pretty interesting story arc. Brubaker treats the reader to such a balanced read as we get equal amounts of drama, character work and action. Daredevil is a title that should have broad appeal. If you like street based heroes then you definitely need to give Brubaker's Daredevil a try.

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8.5
Daredevil (1998) #116

Mar 9, 2009

I read Daredevil #116 over and over. And it was just as good the third and fourth time as it was the first. Obviously, I fell in love with this issue. To me, Daredevil #116 is Brubaker at his finest and is proof of how Brubaker is currently Marvel's best comic book writer. I urge you to go and pick up Daredevil #116. This is such a well crafted read both in terms of writing and artwork. This is the type of comic book that deserves to be in the top ten of the sales chart rather than some of the garbage that consistently cranks out top ten sales numbers.

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7.5
Dark Avengers #1

Jan 24, 2009

Dark Avengers #1 was a good read. Bendis delivers a solid debut issue and gives the reader just enough to get them to come back for more. Dark Avengers #1 is straight forward and mass consumable. It is also new reader friendly. This title should appeal to a large cross section of fans. I would expect this issue to post huge sales numbers.

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8.0
Dark Avengers #2

Feb 19, 2009

Dark Avengers #2 was a good read. This was an exciting issue that felt like an Avengers title. Bendis has hooked my interest in the Dark Avengers. I like how Bendis is handling Norman Osborn and the general direction of this team. And I am impressed at how Bendis appears to be committed to making sure that Dark Avengers is a true team title rather than a series of spotlight issues.

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8.5
Dark Avengers #3

Mar 22, 2009

Dark Avengers #3 was another enjoyable read. Bendis continues to impress me with his effort on this title. I find Dark Avengers to be vastly superior to New Avengers to the point that it is almost hard to believe that Bendis writes both titles. I strongly recommend that you give Dark Avengers a try. Even if you dislike New Avengers, you should still give Dark Avengers a chance. This title is a balanced read that should appeal to a wide cross section of readers.

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8.5
Dark Avengers #4

May 1, 2009

Dark Avengers #4 was another good issue. Bendis keeps the hits coming on this title as Dark Avengers continues to be a pleasantly entertaining read. I would certainly recommend Dark Avengers even if you do not like Bendis' work on New Avengers. The two titles are nothing like each other. With the conclusion of the first story arc, Bendis has been able to deliver a title that has delivered plenty of action scenes as well as solid character work. Dark Avengers is definitely worth giving a try.

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5.5
Dark Avengers #5

Jun 9, 2009

I hope that Dark Avengers #5 was a temporary hiccup and not a sign of things to come on this title. The last thing I want to see is for the Dark Avengers to sink to the same level as New Avengers. The dialogue, pacing and plotting were so poor that I have to wonder if Marvel even has an editor working on this title or not. Dark Avengers #5 had maybe seven pages of substance that was fluffed up with pure filler in order to stretch it out over the entire 22 page issue. I would not recommend wasting your money on Dark Avengers #5 since it is obviously a filler issue slotted in between two major story arcs.

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8.0
DC Universe #0

May 1, 2008

DC Universe #0 did its job with me. The purpose of this issue was to get the reader excited about various titles and upcoming story arcs. And, for the most part, DC has piqued my interest about the various story arcs headed our way. And most importantly, DC got me psyched for Final Crisis. And that was necessary since Countdown to Final Crisis pretty much killed much of my interest in Morrison's grand event.

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7.5
DC Universe: Last Will and Testament #1

Aug 29, 2008

I thoroughly enjoyed DC Universe Last Will and Testament. Of course, it should be noted that I like Meltzer's style of writing and enjoyed his run on Justice League of America. Meltzer delivers a deep story that is intense, well crafted and has incredible character work.

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6.0
Deathblow #1

Oct 26, 2006

Deathblow #1 is what it is. This is a standard mercenary/soldier of fortune comic book that is going to center on gritty dialogue and plenty of violence and action. And that isn't a bad thing. However, I hope that it ends up having a bit more to offer than just that. Having said that, if you dig military black ops ass-kickers and comic books with plenty of violence then you will certainly enjoy Deathblow.

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7.5
Deathblow #3

Feb 6, 2007

Deathblow #3 was a good read. Azzarello has gotten better with each issue. Deathblow #3 is a good mix of action and dialogue and is certainly balanced enough to appeal to many different types of comic book readers. If you like your heroes a little crass and gruff then you'll probably enjoy Deathblow. I'm not at the point where I would urge anyone to try this title at all costs, but if you have some extra money then you should probably give it a try.

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7.5
Deathblow #4

Mar 28, 2007

Deathblow #4 was another quality read. Azzarello and D'Anda are a great team and have impressed me with their work on this title. Deathblow has been the most consistently good read out of all the new Wildstorm titles that were unleashed several months ago. I'd recommend giving Deathblow a chance unless you absolutely abhor darker themed titles with a good bit of violence.

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7.0
Detective Comics #818

Apr 11, 2006

I like the addition of Jason Bard as Batman's agent during the day. It is a natural and logical decision for Batman to go this route.

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6.0
Detective Comics #820

Jun 9, 2006

Because of the pacing of this storyline, I have pretty much lost most of my interest in this entire return of Two-Face storyline and who is killing the villains and why they would frame Harvey Dent. Detective Comics #820 was just a very average and ordinary comic book. Hopefully, Robinson can pull it all together in one fantastic ending, but I have my doubts. Right now, I'm just ready for the final issue of this storyline so we can get to the new creative teams for Batman and Detective Comics.

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7.0
Detective Comics #821

Jul 9, 2006

Detective Comics #821 is a good issue. It combines well done writing and solid artwork to deliver a nice comic that is enjoyable to read. This is a good starting point for new readers. If you like your Batman dark and old school in feel, and I mean 1940's old school, then you will probably enjoy this title. I'm definitely enjoying Dini's Batman a lot more than Robinson's Batman.

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8.5
Detective Comics #822

Aug 2, 2006

Detective Comics #822 was a great read. Right now is an incredible time to be a Batman fan. Morrison is tearing it up over on Batman and Dini is delivering an excellent read here in Detective Comics. I cannot think of the last time that both Batman titles were this great at the same time. We are really being spoiled. DC should get plenty of credit for placing such talent on Batman and Detective Comics. If you haven't checked out Detective Comics then you should really give it a try.

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8.0
Detective Comics #823

Sep 7, 2006

Normally, I would complain about three one shot issues in a row. As a general rule, I'm not a huge fan of one-shot issues. I'm definitely not a fan of nothing but one-shot issues over a three issue period. However, Dini has done the impossible and made me absolutely love reading nothing but a series of one-shot issues. Dini has crafted such well constructed and well developed one-shot issues that I don't mind that there is no major story arc or continuing plotlines. Because of this format, Detective Comics is an easy title for a new reader to pick up.

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7.0
Detective Comics #824

Oct 6, 2006

Detective Comics #824 was a well written and entertaining read. However, the one-shot format is starting to wear thin with me. I hope that Dini starts to build to some sort of multi-issue story arc. At any rate, due to Dini's one-shot format, this is an easy title for new readers to jump on and give it a try.

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7.0
Detective Comics #825

Nov 3, 2006

Detective Comics #825 is an enjoyable read. The writing is slightly above average and the art is fantastic. For a one-shot issue sporting a fill-in writer and fill-in artists, this issue was much better than I would have ever imagined.

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7.0
Detective Comics #826

Dec 7, 2006

Detective Comics #826 was an enjoyable and well done issue. However, it is like cotton candy. Delicious, but lacking in any real substance. Dini needs to abandon this continual one-shot issue format and try and establish a more developed and intricate multiple issue story arc. If you enjoy one-shot issues, then you will definitely love Dini's run on Detective Comics. Dini's one-shot formal also makes Detective Comics very new reader friendly.

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7.5
Detective Comics #827

Jan 4, 2007

Detective Comics #827 is a good read. Dini is delivering an enjoyable and well written story with each and every issue. If you like the continual one-shot format then I definitely would recommend this title to you.

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8.0
Detective Comics #828

Feb 14, 2007

Detective Comics #828 was another fine read. Dini and Kramer are an excellent team and they are consistently delivering an entertaining comic book each and every month. If you like murder mysteries set in the dark and creepy world then you will certainly enjoy this title.

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6.0
Detective Comics #829

Mar 13, 2007

Detective Comics #829 was nothing more than your standard issue filler issue turned in by a guest creative team. However, one positive did come from this issue. I now completely appreciate everything that Dini has done on this title including his continual one-shot format. The Revolution is always ready to keep an open mind and admit when our opinion has been changed. I would most certainly rather have Dini's excellently done one-shot issues than the type of average multi-issue story arc that Moore is currently giving us.

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6.5
Detective Comics #831

Apr 7, 2007

Detective Comics #831 was a slightly better than average read. If I liked Harley Quinn more then I certainly would have enjoyed this issue more. I know that Harley Quinn is very popular and that I'm in the minority on this issue. I think that your average Batman fan will enjoy this issue much more than I did. And if you are a Harley Quinn fan then you will definitely enjoy this issue. Dini does Harley justice in this issue.

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8.5
Detective Comics #833

Jun 11, 2007

Detective Comics #833 was a wonderfully done issue. Dini crafts an entertaining story and Kramer's art brings it to life in a pleasing fashion. Detective Comics is certainly a title that is worth checking out.

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8.5
Detective Comics #834

Jul 10, 2007

Detective Comics #834 was another good read. Dini continues to impress me with his quality run on this title. Dini has even managed to win me over to his continual one-shot format. I believe that this two issue story arc is the longest one we have gotten during Dini's run. Dini has a great feel for the world of the Batman and has certainly made Detective Comics an enjoyable read each and every month.

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7.5
Detective Comics #837

Oct 5, 2007

Detective Comics #837 was an enjoyable read and fans of Countdown will probably enjoy this tie-in issue. Of course, this is a Countdown tie-in issue that even readers who aren't following Countdown would probably enjoy. And without a doubt, if you are a fan of either the Riddler or Harley Quinn then you should definitely get this issue.

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4.5
Detective Comics #839

Dec 23, 2007

The Return of Ra's al Ghul story arc was so amazingly underwhelming. And Detective Comics #839 was a fittingly dull finale to what was a disappointing and boring story arc. If you passed on getting this Ra's al Ghul story arc then you certainly didn't miss anything at all. Hopefully, all the Bat-titles can rebound from this story arc.

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5.5
Detective Comics #843

Apr 5, 2008

Detective Comics #843 was a fun read. It is enjoyable to get to compliment Dini for his work on this title. I do think he is a talented writer and it sucked having to give him so many negative reviews over on Countdown to Final Crisis. Dini continues to impress with his ability to deliver compressed stories while building off of themes and plotlines from earlier issues.

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6.5
Detective Comics #849

Oct 13, 2008

Detective Comics #849 was another solid read. Dini continues to do a masterful job on this title. Detective Comics is a dependable read that offers the reader an enjoyable blend of mystery, action and drama. For the comic book readers who have disliked Morrison's Batman take heart, Dini's Detective Comic is just the title for you.

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6.5
Detective Comics #850

Nov 17, 2008

Detective Comics #850 was a pleasant ending to a well crafted story arc. Dini used this opportunity to evolve Hush's character as well as to flesh out the history of Gotham's high society a bit more. This finale delivered enough action and drama that it should have broad appeal to a large cross section of comic book readers. If you missed out on the Hush story arc then I would certainly recommend checking this story arc out when it is released in trade paperback format.

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10
Detective Comics #853

Apr 27, 2009

Detective Comics #853 was an absolutely fantastic issue. Gaiman completely blew me away with the story that he delivered in this issue. This is a beautifully written issue that is simply a cut above the writing that you normally get with most comic books. Having said that, Readers who do not prefer meta-textual stories will probably not get that much enjoyment out of this issue. However, I would certainly recommend this issue to any readers who enjoy slower paced, introspective and complex stories.

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6.5
Eternals #1

Jun 15, 2008

I enjoyed Eternals #1. I think that the Knaufs are laying a foundation for what should be a quality read. The Knaufs are excellent writers who craft comic books that are simply better written than most on the market. There may be titles that are more entertaining, but there are few that can rival the use of imagery and language that the Knaufs regularly serve up. I certainly think that the Knaufs have the necessary chops to handle Kirby's cosmic characters in the Eternals and the Celestials. Hopefully, the pacing will pick up and the Knaufs will deliver an issue that grabs the reader a bit more actively than this debut issue.

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6.5
Eternals #3

Aug 28, 2008

Eternals #3 was another good read. The Knaufs are such talented writers and they always deliver well constructed plotlines that fit together impressively in order to form a detailed and intriguing story. Still, this title is thin on action and it does move at a slow pace. And Acuna's artwork is doing nothing to help this title.

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7.0
Fantastic Four #536

Apr 2, 2006

The art was solid. The Revolution likes McKone, but the parade of inkers on this issue didnt help any.

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5.0
Fantastic Four #538

Jun 28, 2006

Straczynski really unimpressed me with Fantastic Four #538. It was boring and uninteresting. However, the ending was cool. Hopefully, next issue will be better if it centers more on the return of Thor.

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7.0
Fantastic Four #539

Aug 7, 2006

Fantastic Four #539 is the best issue that Straczynski has turned out for this title in a while. Honestly, I'm not too sure how much longer I'm going to keep this title on my permanent pull list. I think it is time that Fantastic Four gets demoted to my probation list for the next six issues. In that time it can either earn its spot back on my permanent pull list or it gets dropped. Right now, I wouldn't recommend Fantastic Four to anyone. There are far better reads on the market that are more worth your money.

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4.0
Fantastic Four #540

Oct 6, 2006

Fantastic Four #540 was a waste of paper. Between the truly pathetic and horrendously written Civil War-tie in issues that JMS has served up in Fantastic Four and Amazing Spider-Man, my desire to keep reading these titles has seriously diminished. I used to enjoy JMS' writing. However, his sub-par writing on Squadron Supreme and the various Civil War tie-in issues have eroded my appreciation of his writing.

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5.5
Fantastic Four #541

Dec 22, 2006

Fantastic Four #541 is definitely an issue you don't need to waste your money on. You won't be missing anything. Next up is JMS' last issue. I'll be interested to see if he can deliver a quality read in his final issue on this title.

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7.0
Fantastic Four #542

Jan 20, 2007

Fantastic Four #542 was one of the better Civil War tie-in issues I have read. It was certainly better than anything that JMS gave us during his run on this title. I have high hopes that McDuffie just might be able to make Fantastic Four an interesting read once again. It certainly has been a long time since I really looked forward to reading this title. If you haven't read this title in a while, then the change at the writer position makes this a good time to give the Fantastic Four a try.

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6.5
Fantastic Four #544

Apr 4, 2007

Fantastic Four #544 was an average read. As to be expected, McDuffie wasted no time quickly getting his favorite characters in place and in the spotlight. Honestly, I would have given this title the axe if it hadn't been for the appearance of the Silver Surfer at the end of this issue. I'm willing to continue getting this title for as long as the Silver Surfer is in it.

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8.0
Fantastic Four #555

Mar 17, 2008

Fantastic Four #555 was an enjoyable read. Millar certainly picks up the intensity a rogue CAP in the loose. This issue probably won't appeal to fans who demand more action and a faster paced story in their comic books. However, I believe that a little bit of patience on part of the reader is about to pay off.

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8.0
Fantastic Four #556

Apr 14, 2008

Fantastic Four #556 was another fun read. Millar has managed to get me excited about reading the Fantastic Four and I can't remember the last time that ever happened. Millar delivers a wild ride that will appeal to a large percentage of comic book reader. This story arc is highly entertaining and certainly worth the cover price.

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8.0
Fantastic Four #557

May 27, 2008

Fantastic Four #557 provided the reader with a satisfying ending to Millar's debut story arc. Fantastic Four is a well balanced title that provides the reader with equal parts drama, action and character development. Even if you are like me and have never been much of a fan of the Fantastic Four before, I think that what Millar is pulling off on this title might appeal to you. Millar is doing a nice job trying to make the stories new reader friendly. I would certainly recommend giving the Fantastic Four a try.

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8.0
Fantastic Four #558

Jul 3, 2008

Fantastic Four #558 was a great beginning to this new story arc. Millar lays a solid foundation for this story arc and quickly introduces several interesting mysteries for the reader to chew on. Throw on top of that a hook ending that gets the reader anxious for the next issue and you have the recipe to a successful comic book. I know that the sales number for Fantastic Four have not been what you would expect given what Millar and Hitch did on The Ultimates. However, the fact is that Fantastic Four is a solid and balanced read. I would recommend giving this title a try.

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8.5
Fantastic Four #559

Aug 18, 2008

Fantastic Four #559 was another entertaining read. Millar is treating the reader to a wild and larger than life tale on this title. If you enjoy adventure themed comic books then this is definitely a title for you. Millar keeps the story entertaining as we get solid character work, great action scenes, and huge over the top plotlines.

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8.5
Fantastic Four #560

Sep 27, 2008

Fantastic Four #560 was a great read. Millar keeps upping the ante with each issue. There is certainly plenty of substance in this story for readers who desire complex stories to chew on. And at the same time there is enough entertainment and action for fans who just want a fun and exciting read. You definitely do not need to be a fan of the Fantastic Four in order to enjoy this story. I have never had much interest in the Fantastic Four before and I have enjoyed Millar's run immensely.

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9.0
Fantastic Four #561

Nov 24, 2008

Fantastic Four #561 was another wild ride as Millar continues to deliver an entertaining story on this title. Millar's Fantastic Four should appeal to action fans as well as fans who desire quality character work and strong plot development. Millar also delivers a story that is quite accessible for readers like me who have never been fans of the Fantastic Four before and have a limited knowledge of the Fantastic Four mythos. If you still have not given this title a try then I would certainly recommend doing so.

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8.5
Fantastic Four #565

Mar 31, 2009

Fantastic Four #565 was another fine read. Millar and Hitch continue to be tacos in the bank with this title. I would certainly recommend giving Fantastic Four a try. It does not matter if you have ever read the Fantastic Four or not. Millar is not getting bogged down in continuity and is making his run on this title quite accessible. Fantastic Four is a nicely balanced title that offers readers good character work, well crafted stories and exciting action.

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7.5
Fantastic Four #566

May 28, 2009

Fantastic Four #566 was way too slow and simply did not have enough substance to it. That combination made this issue just an average read for me. Still, Millar has done such a good job during his run on this title that he has earned my patience and trust while he gets this new story arc in place. So, I still remain positive that the next issue will be a much better read.

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8.5
Final Crisis #1

May 29, 2008

Final Crisis #1 was a strong set-up issue. Morrison delivers an impressively crafted issue that is well plotted and does its job of setting the stage for what should be one wild ride. I would definitely recommend giving Final Crisis #1 a try. This title has the true epic tale feel to it that is notably lacking on Secret Invasion.

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9.0
Final Crisis #2

Jun 26, 2008

Final Crisis #2 was a brilliant read. Morrison treats the reader to a wonderfully crafted issue. To be sure, Morrison challenges the reader and requires them to work while reading Final Crisis #2. Morrison gives the reader a rich story full of plenty of substance for the reader to digest. This is definitely an issue that is even better after a second or third reading. It is that detailed and deep.

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8.5
Final Crisis #3

Aug 7, 2008

Final Crisis #3 was another dense and satisfying read that was thick with DC continuity. I love a story like this that I can really sink my teeth into. Morrison is crafting such a delightfully complex story that I can easily read this issue two or three times and still walk away with a new wrinkle or detail that I did not notice the time before.

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8.0
Final Crisis #4

Oct 24, 2008

Final Crisis #4 was another fine read. Morrison continues to treat the reader to a delightfully dense and complex read that gets better with each reading. Readers who love to really sink their teeth into a substantial story with plenty of finely crafted dialogue, strong plot development and great character work will probably enjoy Final Crisis #4.

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8.5
Final Crisis #5

Dec 11, 2008

Final Crisis #5 was another complex and captivating read. Morrison truly challenges the reader with this issue. I would certainly recommend giving this issue two readings. By the end of the second reading, all the little details and clues should become more evident and the story itself should gain more power and impact on the reader.

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7.5
Final Crisis #6

Jan 17, 2009

Final Crisis #6 was a disappointment after such a fantastic issue in Final Crisis #5. Morrison failed to build off the momentum of Final Crisis #5 and served up a slow and disjointed read with this issue. Final Crisis #6 will leave many readers largely unimpressed and disappointed. Morrison really needed to start giving the reader some pay-off in a story that has been largely set-up and he failed to do that in Final Crisis #6. Morrison certainly has his work cut out for him with Final Crisis #7 and being able to deliver a satisfying ending.

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7.0
Final Crisis #7

Jan 30, 2009

Final Crisis #7 was an issue that will not win over critics of the first six issues of Final Crisis. Nor will Final Crisis #7 disappoint fans of the first six issues of Final Crisis. I found that Final Crisis did not give an ending that was satisfying enough compared to the previous two Crisis events. The first Crisis took away the Multiverse. The second Crisis brought back the Multiverse. On the other hand, Final Crisis only made modest tweaks to the DCU.

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7.0
Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #1

Aug 21, 2008

Final Crisis Legions of Three Worlds #1 was a solid, but certainly not spectacular, debut issue. Johns spends most of this issue trying to lay a strong foundation for the rest of this story. Unfortunately, that means that the majority of this issue is rather dry and unexciting. Still, I think that Final Crisis Legions of Three Worlds has the potential to be a great read if Johns can keep his penchant for blood soaked slaughter-fest big events under tight control.

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7.0
Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #2

Oct 17, 2008

Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds #2 was a very ordinary read. I simply do not think that Johns is the proper writer for the Legion. Now, I fully understand that as a life-long Legion fan my impression of this title will be radically different from non-Legion fans. I would expect that non-long time Legion fans will probably enjoy Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds #2 more than me.

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8.0
Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #3

Feb 6, 2009

I think that non-Legion of Super-Heroes fans will really love Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds #3. For sure fans of the Flash family and fans of the Green Lantern Corps will absolutely love this issue. Superman fans will probably enjoy it as well since it appears that Johns is bringing back a decidedly Silver Age feel to Superman's youth and Lex Luthor's youth back in Smallville.

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7.5
Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #4

Apr 30, 2009

Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds #4 was a solid big event story. This issue is absolutely a must read for Superboy fans. If you like Conner Kent then you should run to your nearest comic book shop and pick up this issue. Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds #4 should also appeal to DCU fans in general. This story has a nice cross-section of the various franchises from across the DCU which should help make this a very popular issue. Plus, the amount of action should make this issue entertaining enough to readers who like a good brawlfest. However, if you are expecting a Legion centric story that focuses on the Legionnaires and pays homage to the Legion's history then I would recommend passing on this issue.

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6.0
Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #5

Jul 28, 2009

Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds #5 was a hurried, sloppy and unsatisfying read. Having said that, I would recommend this issue to fans of Superboy and Kid Flash. I think that those readers will enjoy seeing their characters in action together once again and would also enjoy the Teen Titans reunion scene at the end of this issue. I would also recommend this issue to readers who love lots of frantic action scenes.

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7.0
Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1

Oct 30, 2008

Final Crisis Rage of the Red Lanterns #1 was a solid advertisement for the upcoming Blackest Night event. Johns made this issue as new reader friendly as possible and presented enough interesting mysteries to try and drum up interest in the Blackest Night event.

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9.5
Final Crisis: Requiem #1

Jul 14, 2008

Final Crisis Requiem #1 was a gem of a read. Tomasi and Mahnke combine to deliver a proper send-off that was completely fitting to a character as classy and loveable as J'onn. I will miss Martian Manhunter, but I appreciate the excellent manner in which Tomasi handled J'onn's death. This issue is without a doubt an incredible tie-in issue. This might be the best tie-in issue to a mega-event that I have read in a very long time.

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7.0
Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #1

Jul 18, 2008

Final Crisis Rogues Revenge #1 was a great read. This was an excellent Final Crisis tie-in issue. I imagine that John's story on this title will probably have more mass appeal than Morrison's story on Final Crisis itself. If you enjoyed Johns' run on Flash then you absolutely must pick up this title. Even if you did not, I would still recommend giving this Final Crisis tie-in a chance.

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8.0
Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #2

Sep 2, 2008

Final Crisis Rogues' Revenge #2 was another excellent read. Johns is doing a fantastic job treating the reader to a well constructed tie-in story. This is how tie-in stories should be handled. Johns delivers a story that stands well on its own, but still resolves a few dangling plotlines from Countdown as well as fleshing out some of the minor plotlines from the Final Crisis event. This story has been worth the cover price.

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8.5
Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #1

Aug 30, 2008

I enjoyed Final Crisis Superman Beyond #1 immensely. Of course, it must be noted that I like Morrison's style of writing, I am enjoying the Final Crisis event and I love the Multiverse. Having said that, setting aside my personal biases, Final Crisis Superman Beyond #1 was still a well paced read, had a nice blend of action and drama and was impressively constructed. This was an enjoyable and well written issue.

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9.0
Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #2

Jan 23, 2009

The Revolution completely enjoyed Final Crisis Superman Beyond #2. This was a wild, bizarre and fun ride. Still, the fact remains that Final Crisis Superman Beyond #2 is definitely an acquired taste and is not for everyone. If you love Morrison's style of writing or if you love everything connected to the Multiverse then I would recommend picking up this issue. For everyone else, I would probably recommend that you pass on picking up this issue.

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5.5
Flash (1987) #231

Aug 20, 2007

I was really disappointed with Flash #231. It wasn't that this issue was a terrible read, it's just I was expecting a lot more than what we got. I still have confidence in Waid being able to make the Flash a consistently good read. I think that Wally fans will just be happy to have their boy back and will enjoy this issue for that reason alone. Bart fans will probably gripe that this is a step back from what we got near the end of Flash Fastest Man Alive. And Barry fans? I guess we just have to hope that Alex Ross pushes for a Barry Allen mini-series like he delivered with Justice.

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6.5
Flash (1987) #233

Oct 30, 2007

Flash #233 was a dull read. If it weren't for the fun Jay Garrick back-up story then Flash #233 might have only scored 2 Night Girls out of 10. Waid has thoroughly and totally unimpressed me with his opening story arc on the Flash. I seriously hope that Waid has something better in store for us than what he has given us up to this point. There is no doubt that hard-core Flash fans will enjoy this title. However, I don't think I would recommend the Flash to anyone outside of that loyal fan base.

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7.0
Flash (1987) #241

Jun 23, 2008

Flash #241 was a good read. Peyer is doing the best he can to salvage this wreck of a title. It is nice to see that the plotline involving Jai and Iris appears to finally be moving with a purpose. If you have avoided this title since Waid re-started the Flash then you might want to check it out. This title is a much tighter and focused read than it has been in the recent past.

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7.0
Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1

Jun 21, 2006

Flash #1 was a good issue. The writing and artwork were both well done. Having said that, I probably will not place this title on my permanent pull list. I think that this version of the Flash will appeal to Bart fans, fans that follow the name "Flash" and the costume regardless of who ears it and brand new fans who have no connection to Barry or Wally. Unfortunately, I don't fit into any of those three categories. I'll probably stick with the title long enough to find out what happened during Infinite Crisis and then I'll drop the title. But, Flash #1 is still a nicely done issue and I would encourage anyone to give it a try.

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5.0
Flash: Fastest Man Alive #2

Jul 20, 2006

I have no real desire to read about Bart being the Flash. However, I decided to read the Flash with an open mind and thought that maybe Bilson and Demeo could write a story that would get me interested in Bart. Well, that definitely has not happened. Bilson and Demeo have done nothing with Bart's character that I find compelling or worth reading. It just does nothing for me.

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6.0
Flash: Fastest Man Alive #3

Aug 23, 2006

Flash #3 was another unimpressive issue. The writing continues to lurch forward with no sign of progress or improvement. The plotlines are all uninteresting and the characters are all shallow and underdeveloped. I am getting the feeling that maybe it is just me. I just may not be the target audience for this comic book. I'm going to give this title one more issue, but I have a feeling that the axe will be falling on the Flash after issue #4. Right now, I simply can't recommend this title to anyone other than a hardcore Flash fan or a hardcore Bart fan.

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4.0
Flash: Fastest Man Alive #4

Sep 22, 2006

This new Flash is a total mess of a comic. It has uninteresting plotlines, poorly developed characters, stiff and cheesy dialogue and inconsistent artwork. That is hardly the recipe for a successful new comic book. DC has made a complete mess of the Flash. I have this title an honest try and now I'm going to have to give this comic book the axe. Chop chop! This title gets kicked off the Revolution's pull list. With so many great comics on the market to enjoy, this new Flash just isn't worth my money.

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8.0
Flash: Fastest Man Alive #13

Jun 21, 2007

Flash #13 was an emotional read. I really enjoyed Guggenheim's efforts on this issue. I'll praise the writer and bash DC for this issue. Bart was a great Kid Flash and deserved better than this. Having said that, I'm glad that I get to add The Flash back to my list of titles that I read now that Wally is back.

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8.5
Flash: Rebirth #1

Apr 3, 2009

The Flash Rebirth #1 was a solid debut issue. Johns delivers a technically sound issue that performs all the necessary tasks of a debut issue and in fine fashion. Now, I probably would not recommend The Flash Rebirth #1 to rabid Wally West fans who hate Barry and will never warm up Barry returning as the main Flash. It will not matter how technically well done this issue is. Those fans will probably not like this issue simply due to emotional reasons.

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8.0
Flash: Rebirth #2

May 7, 2009

The Flash Rebirth #2 was a good read that still had a few defects that might turn off some readers. I do think that most Flash fans will enjoy The Flash Rebirth #2. Johns has done his best to try and make Barry accessible to all fans regardless of which Flash you grew up with. And Johns has impressed me with his handling of the less than positive reaction from readers who felt that Wally was getting the short end of the stick with Barry's return. Johns appears determined to win those readers over with this story.

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7.5
Flash: Rebirth #3

Jun 11, 2009

Flash Rebirth #3 was an average issue. It was slow and extremely repetitious as Johns once again covers all ready worn ground from the first two issues. I have to admit that after three issues, Flash Rebirth has failed to live up to my expectations. Maybe I set my hopes too high given the combination of my love for Barry Allen and my respect for Johns' righting ability.

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8.5
Flash: Rebirth #4

Aug 29, 2009

Flash Rebirth #4 was a great read and by far and away the best issue that we have gotten on this title. This story has been stuck in neutral for the first three issues. Finally, Johns kicks this story into high gear and delivers a read that has an abundance of depth and substance and moves at a good pace. There is plenty for the reader to enjoy in Flash Rebirth #4.

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2.0
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #5

Mar 4, 2006

I have said it before, overall, I like David's writing. I think that his sense of humor and dialogue are a match made in heaven for a Spider-Man title. Yet, like many things David does, the plot tends to be weak and the title suffers from a lack of direction. Because of the great dialogue, I'll give this title a couple of more issues before I decide to drop it.

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4.0
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6

Mar 17, 2006

I also love the addition of Flash Thompson to the school staff. And making Flash lose all of his later memories and act like he did in High School was a cool twist. It should really spice up the scenes of Peter at his job which, until now, were a bit on the boring side.

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7.0
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #7

Apr 15, 2006

David is really cranking up this title. Friendly Spider-Man #7 was an entertaining issue with a good mix of action and drama. I am eagerly awaiting the next issue!

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6.0
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #8

May 6, 2006

The Bad: I just don't like Wieringo's art. It does nothing for me. I find it to be too simplistic, boring and generic in style. Unfortunately, the art does not make Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #8 fun to read. I like David's writing, but the poor art takes away from the reading enjoyment. However, if you like this style then you should have no problems with this issue.

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6.0
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9

Jun 11, 2006

David did a great job delivering an entertaining story, with strong dialogue and good pacing. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9 was a well done issue. If only they could get a new artist on this title and then I'd have no complaints.

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5.5
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13

Oct 9, 2006

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13 was all right. A solidly average comic with some good action and an interesting twist at the end. I don't think that this title is anywhere near as good as David's X-Factor. However, it is definitely a much better read than Amazing Spider-Man.

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5.0
Gen13 #1

Oct 12, 2006

Well, Wildstorm is now 0-2 with their efforts to get me to pick up their new Wildstorm titles. Wetworks failed to hook me and now Gen 13 has failed to earn a spot on the Revolution's pull list. I usually give new titles 6 issues to hook me. However, with Wildstorm, since they are flooding the market with so many new titles and I already have a full pull list and limited funds I have decided to give these Wildstorm titles just one issue to hook me. Am I being too harsh on Gen 13 #1? Should I give it another chance? Does anyone think that Gen 13 deserves another issue or two to try and earn a spot on my pull list?

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7.0
Ghost Rider (2006) #1

Jul 12, 2006

Ghost Rider #1 is a comic that relies heavily on the fantastic artwork. The story is nothing special and I don't know if any readers outside of die-hard Ghost Rider fans are going to be really interested by Way's story. Hopefully, the artwork will be enough to keep readers interested while Way gets his story into gear. I'll definitely be sticking with this title for at least the first 6 issues. I love Ghost Rider and I desperately want this title to be successful. If you like Ghost Rider then you'll like this issue. If you are a fan of Way, then you'll like this issue. For everyone else? I'm not too sure. Ghost Rider definitely has potential and is worth checking out for the first several issues.

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6.5
Ghost Rider (2006) #2

Aug 18, 2006

Ghost Rider #2 was a rather dull read. The only thing that this issue has going for it is some fantastic artwork and a very interesting ending. I don't know if I am ever going to enjoy reading an issue written by Way. Maybe it is just me. I just don't get why anyone would be a fan of his writing. If you are a big Daniel Way fan then please post why you dig his writing. Seriously, I am very interested in why someone would actually be engaged and interested in Way's writing.

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6.0
Ghost Rider (2006) #3

Sep 24, 2006

Ghost Rider #3 is a pretty weak issue. Way's writing is problematic for me. Either I don't get his style or Way is just not a very good writer. Either way, Ghost Rider #3 is a real snoozer. I love Ghost Rider's character and will support his title no matter what. However, I cannot recommend Ghost Rider to anyone other than a die-hard Ghost Rider fan or a person who is a big fan of Daniel Way.

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5.0
Ghost Rider (2006) #4

Oct 20, 2006

Ghost Rider #4 was a very substandard read. I have a feeling that this title isn't going to last very long. That is unfortunate. Ghost Rider is a great character and deserves better than the treatment that Way is giving this title. I'll keep getting it because I am a loyal Ghost Rider supporter. However, I cannot recommend this title to anyone other than a long time Ghost Rider fan or a big time Daniel Way fan.

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5.5
Ghost Rider (2006) #5

Nov 20, 2006

Ghost Rider #5 is another disappointing read. Way continues to be an albatross around the neck of Ghost Rider. Way's writing on this title is some of the poorest that you will see anywhere in the comic book industry. Way has failed to get me interested in a single plotline on this title. Ghost Rider is a great character and Salvatares and Texeira are cranking out some excellent artwork. However, until Marvel wakes up and places a quality writer on this title, I simply cannot recommend Ghost Rider to anyone other than die-hard Ghost Rider fans.

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1.5
Ghost Rider (2006) #6

Dec 15, 2006

Ghost Rider #6 is an absolute waste of the paper it is printed on. This issue combines horrendous writing with ugly artwork to create a truly miserable read experience and a total waste of $2.99. At this point, I wouldn't even recommend this title to even the most hardcore Ghost Rider fan.

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1.5
Ghost Rider (2006) #7

Jan 23, 2007

Ghost Rider #7 was painful to read. Way's wretched writing combined with Corben's style of art made this a complete train wreck of a read. Ghost Rider is a cool character that has tons of potential and definitely deserves more than what Way is doing on this title. I'll keep getting this title because I want Ghost Rider to have a title. I just hope that Marvel wakes up and realizes that a writer that actually has talent is desperately needed on this title. Unless you just love Ghost Rider's character I strongly urge you to not waste your money on this title.

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4.5
Ghost Rider (2006) #9

Mar 21, 2007

Ghost Rider #9 was another pathetic read. Way continues to fail to establish any point, purpose or direction on this title. Saltares and Texeira manage to salvage as much of this issue with their strong artwork. Unless you are a die-hard Ghost Rider fan like me, I just can't recommend you spending your hard earned money on this title.

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6.5
Ghost Rider (2006) #20

Feb 15, 2008

I had a blast reading this issue. Ghost Rider #20 is like sinking your teeth into a nice greasy medium rare hamburger and washing it down with a cold beer. This title is a mixture of gasoline, hellfire and testosterone. If you are a fan of horror comics and you dig movies like From Dusk till Dawn then you will love Aaron's Ghost Rider. If you are more into deep, complex and thought provoking comic books or simply prefer traditional super hero comic books, then this probably isn't the title for you.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2005) #11

May 25, 2006

I was bored with the fact that we have to rehash the Hal feeling guilty for being Parallax storyline. We have to rehash the new Lanterns being wary and not liking Hal because of his past. Never mind he was possessed. We have been through all of this before. I don't know if we had to do it again. There are plenty of other storylines to address that would make for a more interesting comic book. For example, what about addressing what Hal did when he was captured. All we got in this issue was a one panel flashback. I thought that we would be exploring that storyline a bit more by now.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #12

Jul 12, 2006

Green Lantern #12 is an awesome read. Johns is writing an exciting and wonderfully paced story. Reis is turning out some of the nicest art in the industry. It is so rare that a comic book combine the rare mixture of excellent writing and incredible art. Green Lantern is definitely one of those rare comic books. I recommend this title to anyone.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #13

Sep 14, 2006

Johns continues to fire on all cylinders on Green Lantern. Johns has cranked this story up several notches since Infinite Crisis. There are so many interesting plotlines that I am excited to see unfold. Johns is using an enjoyably measured pace that makes this such a fine comic book to read. Green Lantern is blessed with strong writing and wonderful art. I certainly recommend this title. It is well worth your money.

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10
Green Lantern (2005) #14

Nov 10, 2006

Green Lantern #14 was an incredible read. Johns is as hot as a writer can get. Reis is continually cranking out some of the best artwork on the market. The team of Johns and Reis is amazing and they make Green Lantern a very unique title. One that is well written and can deliver well developed characters and nicely done drama just as easily as exciting fight scenes all wrapped up in wonderful looking art. If you aren't reading this title then you have to give it a try. Green Lantern is well worth the money.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #15

Dec 1, 2006

Green Lantern #15 was another wonderful read. Johns and Reis are a phenomenal team. They are cranking out what is certainly one of DC's best titles. I strongly recommend that you give Green Lantern a try. There are few titles that have this combination of wildly entertaining stories and strong artwork.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #16

Jan 18, 2007

Green Lantern #16 was another excellent read. Johns is doing such an incredible job on this title. Just when you think this story arc couldn't get more interesting, Johns manages to outdo himself with the next issue. Green Lantern is certainly one of DC's stronger titles. I definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #17

Mar 5, 2007

Green Lantern #17 was another awesome read. Johns and Reis are an incredible team and then just continue to kick ass on this title each and every month. I am exited about the future plotlines in the Sinestro Corp and Star Sapphire. There is a lot to look forward to with this title. I definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try. It is well worth your money.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2005) #18

Mar 29, 2007

Green Lantern #18 was another good read. Johns continues to impress with the high quality of work he is putting forth on this title. Green Lantern is certainly one of DC's strongest titles on the market. I definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try. Very few books can consistently put forth such well paced and plotted issues like you get in Green Lantern.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2005) #19

May 4, 2007

Johns has been doing a wonderful job on Green Lantern and Green Lantern #19 was no exception. This title is certainly one of DC's better titles currently on the market. The upcoming war between the various Corps should be incredibly entertaining. I am excited about what Johns has in store for us. I definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2005) #20

Jun 2, 2007

Green Lantern #20 was another excellent read. Johns concludes the Star Sapphire story arc and finishes laying the proper foundation for what should be one hell of a ride involving the impending war between the Sinestro Corps and the Green Lantern Corps. It is incredible how Johns just keeps outdoing himself on this title. I definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try. It is well worth your money. And now is the perfect time since we are about to kick off a major story arc.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #21

Jul 12, 2007

Green Lantern #21 was another fantastic read. Johns just keeps crushing them out of the park on this title each and every month. The Sinestro Corps story arc is going to be nothing short of brilliant. Green Lantern is most certainly the best title that DC currently has on the market. If you haven't given this title a try then you really need to. And this is the perfect time to hop onto this title.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #22

Aug 10, 2007

Green Lantern #22 was awesome. This Sinestro Corps storyline continue to impress me and only gets better and better with each issue. For me, this is the big event of the year between everything else that Marvel and DC has going on. If you haven't hopped onto this train then do yourself a favor and get on as soon as possible. I don't think you will be disappointed. Green Lantern is worth every penny of its cover price and right now is hotter than anything else on the market.

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9.5
Green Lantern (2005) #23

Sep 13, 2007

Green Lantern #23 was another phenomenal read. We are getting treated to the rare combination of amazing writing and stunning artwork that culminate into a story arc that is currently the best read on the market. If you are not reading this title then you have to do yourself the favor and give it a try. Trust me; Green Lantern is absolutely worth the price of admission. This story arc has something for all fans action, drama, strong dialogue and good character work.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #24

Oct 12, 2007

Green Lantern #24 was another superb read. Johns keeps the ball rolling as he throws more twists and turns at the reader with this Sinestro War storyline. Right now there is no other title on the market that can match the intensity and excitement of Green Lantern. If you still haven't given this title a try, then definitely do so. The Sinestro War storyline is an amazing big event story. Green Lantern is absolutely worth the cover price.

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9.5
Green Lantern (2005) #25

Dec 14, 2007

Green Lantern #25 was an excellent read and certainly a wonderfully satisfying conclusion to the Sinestro War story arc. Johns manages to do the impossible and reveal that the Sinestro War story arc was nothing more than a warm up for much larger events to come in the next couple of years.

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7.0
Green Lantern (2005) #26

Jan 4, 2008

Green Lantern #26 was another good read. This issue certainly lets up on the accelerator compared to the previous issues. But, that is to be expected as Johns recalibrates everything and gets the reader set for the next story arc. Green Lantern is an excellent title that is still the best thing that DC has going at the moment.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2005) #27

Feb 3, 2008

Green Lantern #27 is another well done issue. Green Lantern continues to be DC's best and most consistent read. Johns is simply on fire with this title. There is no doubt that what Johns is doing will lead him to being the definitive Green Lantern writer as he has impacted the Green Lantern mythos in a way that few writers have. I definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try. Even if you aren't much of a DC fan, as long as you dig action and Science Fiction then I think you will enjoy this title.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2005) #28

Mar 10, 2008

Green Lantern #28 was another excellent read. Johns simply has the Midas touch on this title. It is amazing how hot he has been on Green Lantern. This title is certainly DC's strongest read as it serves up such a quality effort each and every month. I highly recommend giving Green Lantern a chance. It doesn't matter if you have ever been interested in Hal Jordan or not. This title is so much bigger than just his character. Johns is giving us a cosmic science fiction tale on such a grand scale that will appeal to a wide range of comic book readers.

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7.0
Green Lantern (2005) #29

Mar 28, 2008

Green Lantern #29 was a necessary evil. Johns needed to give an origin issue to all the readers who hopped aboard this title during the Sinestro War. That way, the newer readers are properly prepared to enjoy the stories leading up to the Darkest Night event for next year.

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7.0
Green Lantern (2005) #30

May 6, 2008

Green Lantern #30 is a better than average read that does carries out its purpose well. This Secret Origin story arc is a great jumping on point for new readers. This story arc will give you enough background information to fully enjoy what is sure to be an awesome big event in the Blackest Night. However, long time readers might find this Secret Origin story arc a bit boring.

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9.5
Green Lantern (2005) #36

Jan 10, 2009

Green Lantern #36 was an exciting and imaginative read. This title is one of DC's most entertaining comic books. Johns is crafting a classic tale that should appeal to many fans of the super hero genre. If you enjoyed the Sinestro War then you will most certainly like the current direction of this title. And if you like cosmic characters and universe spanning stories then I would certainly recommend giving Green Lantern a try. On the other hand, if you still have not warmed up to the different colored Lantern Corps then I would recommend avoiding this title.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2005) #38

Feb 26, 2009

Green Lantern #38 was a good read. Johns continues to craft balanced issues that offer up an enjoyable blend of action, adventure, drama and mystery. This title is part super hero and part cosmic Sci-Fi. Green Lantern #38 should appeal to a wide range of comic book readers no matter what style of comic you prefer. I would definitely recommend giving Green Lantern a try. This is a consistent and dependable comic book that is worth the cover price.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2005) #39

Apr 13, 2009

Green Lantern #39 was another quality read. Johns continues to do an admirable job juggling numerous intriguing plotlines that comprise the detailed story leading up to Blackest Night. Green Lantern is one of DC's stronger and more consistent reads. Johns is treating the reader to a title that is a good mix of super hero action, Sci-Fi adventure, drama and mystery. Johns is performing solid character work while still delivering plenty of action and excitement. I would certainly recommend Green Lantern #39 since it is a good set-up issue for the upcoming Blackest Night event.

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8.5
Green Lantern (2005) #40

May 3, 2009

Green Lantern #40 was another fine read. Johns continues to make Green Lantern one of DC's more interesting reads. The Orange Lanterns are a nice addition to the fabric of tale that Johns is weaving as we head toward Blackest Night. Readers who have been enjoying the road to Blackest Night will certainly enjoy this issue.

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7.0
Green Lantern (2005) #41

Jun 2, 2009

Green Lantern #41 was a solid issue that continued to lay a strong foundation for the upcoming Blackest Night. Johns remains committed to fleshing out the Green Lantern mythos. The majority of Green Lantern #41 was dedicated to stalling for time and moving the various characters into position for Blackest Night. Green Lantern is the opposite of the more action packed build-up that we have been getting over on Green Lantern Corps.

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6.5
Green Lantern (2005) #42

Jun 26, 2009

Green Lantern #42 was a pedestrian read. Johns has milked the lead-in to Blackest Night a bit too much for my taste. And "Agent Orange" was proof of Johns stretching out a story in order to burn time until Blackest Night begins. Green Lantern Corps has been a much more exciting lead-in to Blackest Night compared to the more plodding and cumbersome lead-in that we are getting on Green Lantern. Regular Green Lantern readers will probably enjoy this issue. However, new readers who are jumping aboard for Blackest Night do not need to waste their money on Green Lantern #42.

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7.5
Green Lantern (2005) #43

Jul 13, 2009

Green Lantern #43 was a serviceable read that did its primary job of establishing the Black Lantern Corps and setting forth their mission directive for Blackest Night. I suspect that readers who enjoyed the Red Lantern story arc and the Agent Orange story arc will also enjoy this issue. Green Lantern is important for readers unfamiliar with Black Hand and his role in the Green Lantern mythos. Also, this issue is a definite direct prologue into Blackest Night and it serves as a nice bridge from Green Lantern into Blackest Night #0. Despite my criticisms with this issue, I would still recommend getting Green Lantern #43 if you have decided to jump aboard Blackest Night.

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8.0
Green Lantern (2005) #44

Jul 25, 2009

Blackest Night #44 was a serviceable read. If you are a Martian Manhunter fan then you will probably enjoy watching J'onn smack around Barry and Hal. However, if you were expecting a bit of a deeper read that was going to offer more depth to the Blackest Night event then you will probably be disappointed.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2005) #46

Oct 2, 2009

Green Lantern #46 was an outstanding read. Johns finally hit his stride with this issue and delivered the type of read that I have been expecting with Blackest Night. Green Lantern #46 was a deep read that was nicely balanced. Johns treats the reader to equal amounts of adrenaline pumping action as well as some fine dialogue and character work.

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4.0
Green Lantern Corps #1

Jun 16, 2006

The character art is quite functional, and does not detract from the story. However, as a strictly personal taste, I found the full facial figure of Guy on the credits page to be a little to stylized for me. Skilled work, especially with the shadow, and the emotion conveyed, but not my personal taste. Not a reason, however, to keep from buying the comic. I understood what was going on in every panel of this issue, so the art was very clear.

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7.0
Green Lantern Corps #15

Aug 29, 2007

As far as tie-in issues go, this was pretty good. Normally, I dislike buying a title I normally don't get just to follow the storyline of a big event. However, Gibbons did a good enough job so I didn't feel cheated or that I wasted my time buying an unimportant tie-in issue.

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5.0
Green Lantern Corps #17

Oct 30, 2007

Green Lantern Corps #17 was a solid read. If you are a fan of fast paced and furious action then you will definitely enjoy this title. Even though this title isn't nearly as strong of a read as Green Lantern, I'm glad that DC decided to dedicate Green Lantern Corps to carrying out the mission of making the Sinestro War event actually feel like a true war.

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5.0
Green Lantern Corps #18

Dec 3, 2007

Green Lantern Corps #18 was a solid issue that was really hampered by DC's continued bungling of the events over on Countdown. And that is a real shame. This issue would have been such a more emotional read had the reader not already known the outcome of this battle. Having said that, this issue still treats the reader to one awesome battle between two powerhouse characters.

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4.5
Green Lantern Corps #19

Dec 14, 2007

Green Lantern #19 was your typical sluggish and dull epilogue issue. I think that DC really missed on a chance to turn plenty of new readers onto this title. An average issue like Green Lantern Corps #19 the minute the Sinestro War story arc is over might not make readers feel that it is worth sticking around on this title.

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5.0
Green Lantern Corps #22

Mar 15, 2008

Green Lantern #22 was a pedestrian read. If you are a fan of Boodika then you will certainly love this issue. And readers who are die-hard Green Lantern fans and enjoy the any plotline related to the Green Lantern Corps no matter how small will also enjoy this issue. However, I can't recommend Green Lantern Corps to the casual reader or the average Green Lantern fan who just enjoys either Hal Jordan based stories or big events.

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6.0
Green Lantern Corps #23

Apr 15, 2008

Green Lantern Corps #23 is a serviceable read, but nothing that I would urge you to run out and purchase. While I think that this title is improving, it still has more to show me before I recommend it to your average comic book reader. I certainly do have faith that things are going to get better from this point on.

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7.5
Green Lantern Corps #35

Apr 16, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #35 was an entertaining issue that should appeal to readers who enjoy like Sci-Fi or super hero stories. Green Lantern Corps #35 should appeal to action fans, but the issue has enough depth that readers who prefer plot heavy stories should enjoy this issue as well. If you are interested in the Blackest Night event but find Green Lantern a bit too slow then you might want to give Green Lantern Corps a try.

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9.0
Green Lantern Corps #42

Nov 13, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #42 was an absolutely fantastic read. This is hands down the best Blackest Night issue that we have gotten so far during this big event. Tomasi deserves so much praise for his incredibly strong and consistent work on this title. Tomasi has managed to show the reader the potential that Blackest Night possesses that is lacking on so many of the other Blackest Night issues. I definitely recommend picking up this issue. Green Lantern Crops #42 is a must have for Green Lantern fans and readers who are only reading Blackest Night itself.

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10
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1

Jun 28, 2007

Wow, if Green Lantern Sinestro Corps #1 didn't get your heart racing and blood pumping then I don't know what will. This was a truly monstrous issue with tons of incredible revelations. Johns has set the stage for what should be a universe shattering event. If you haven't checked out Green Lantern yet, then I urge you to run to your comic book store immediately and purchase this issue and the upcoming issues of Green Lantern. Green Lantern is absolutely worth your money.

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7.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #1

May 19, 2008

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 was a strong debut issue. DnA deliver a textbook example of what a debut issue of a new title should accomplish. This issue gives enough background information on each character, starts the story off quickly, delivers the title's mission statement and sets into place multiple plotlines. A reader cannot ask much more from a debut issue than what DnA gives us with this issue.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #2

Jun 21, 2008

Guardians of the Galaxy #2 was another excellent read. DnA are doing a hell of a job on this title. I strenuously urge you to give this title a chance. DnA are cranking out a title that is a balanced read and one seriously entertaining ride. Guardians of the Galaxy is absolutely worth your hard earned money.

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5.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #11

Mar 15, 2009

Guardians of the Galaxy #11 was a rare disappointing read from DnA who have normally been absolute money on Marvel's cosmic titles. I would only recommend this issue to die-hard fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy or die-hard Moondragon fan. Otherwise, I would recommend avoiding Guardians of the Galaxy #11. If you have still not given Guardians of the Galaxy a try then wait for the next issue to hop aboard this train. I have a feeling that this issue was merely a momentary hiccup in what has otherwise been a fine run on this title by DnA.

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7.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #13

Apr 24, 2009

Guardians of the Galaxy #13 was an entertaining read. I would recommend getting this issue even if you are not following War of Kings itself. Guardians of the Galaxy #13 should have broad appeal as it has a little bit of something for every kind of read. Whether you like action, drama, humor, plot heavy stories or character drive stories you should enjoy what DnA are doing on Guardians of the Galaxy. Definitely give Guardians of the Galaxy #13 a try. This title is worth the cover price.

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6.5
Hulk (2008) #2

Feb 26, 2008

Hulk #2 was some enjoyable popcorn for the brain. If you like tons of action and lots of monsters then you will love this issue. However, if you expect more from your comic book than lots of action then you probably aren't going to enjoy this title. I do think that Loeb's Hulk has some potential, but I'm not ready to add this title to The Revolution's permanent pull list.

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6.5
Hulk (2008) #3

Apr 27, 2008

Hulk #3 was an average read. This is an action title first and foremost and in that category Loeb has delivered in spades. If you are an action fan then you will probably enjoy Hulk. If you are a reader who prefers substance and texture to your stories with finely crafted dialogue and compelling character work then you will definitely not like this title.

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8.0
Immortal Iron Fist #1

Dec 2, 2006

Iron Fist #1 was an impressive read. Brubaker and Aja make an excellent team and compliment each other's styles. This was a strong debut issue that definitely hooked me into putting this title on my permanent pull list. I definitely recommend giving Iron Fist a try. It is an impressive combination of writing and artwork. Go on, go out and get this issue!

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8.0
Immortal Iron Fist #2

Dec 30, 2006

Iron Fist #2 was a great read. Brubaker and Fraction have quickly hooked me on this title and made it one of my favorite Marvel titles to read. I definitely recommend giving Iron Fist a try. It doesn't matter if you never liked this character before or not. If you dig what Brubaker has done over on Daredevil and Captain America, then you will certainly enjoy Iron Fist.

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8.0
Immortal Iron Fist #3

Feb 27, 2007

Iron Fist #3 was another excellent read. Brubaker, Fraction and Aja have impressed the hell out of me. These men are cranking one of Marvel's strongest titles. Iron Fist is consistently an incredible read. Right now, I'd put Iron Fist right up there as one of the best Marvel comic books right next to Daredevil and X-Factor.

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8.5
Immortal Iron Fist #4

Apr 11, 2007

Iron Fist #4 was another quality read. Brubaker and Fraction continue to deliver a well written story that is boosted by Aja's artwork. Iron Fist has quickly become one of Marvel's best titles currently on the market. I highly recommend giving Iron Fist a try. It is such a well done comic book.

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8.5
Immortal Iron Fist #5

May 14, 2007

Iron Fist #5 is another incredible read. I am shocked at how much of an Iron Fist fan I have turned into. Brubaker and Fraction deserve plenty of praise for their wonderful work on this title. I wholeheartedly recommend giving Iron Fist a try. It is certainly worth the cover price.

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9.0
Immortal Iron Fist #6

Jun 29, 2007

Iron Fist #6 was simply an excellent read. This title is a wonderful balance of action and drama. It also boasts equally talented writers and artist on the creative team. Iron Fist is one of the most balanced titles you will read. If you still haven't given this title a try then definitely do so. I think that most readers will find that Iron Fist satisfies action freaks as well as fans of character and dialogue driven storylines.

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5.0
Immortal Iron Fist #7

Jul 27, 2007

Immortal Iron Fist #7 was exactly what I expected it to be a dull one-shot issue that was nothing but filler. The good thing is that the next issue kicks off the new story arc about the big tournament that Danny has to fight in. It should be a fantastic story arc and next issue is the perfect time for new readers to jump aboard this title. You won't be disappointed. Immortal Iron Fist is definitely one of Marvel's strongest titles.

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8.5
Immortal Iron Fist #8

Aug 24, 2007

I have said it over and over and I'll keep on saying it. Iron Fist is one of the best titles that Marvel is currently publishing. It is sad that the June, 2007 sales numbers had Immortal Iron Fist #6 only at the 58th place with 36,708 copies sold. That puts Iron Fist with lower sales numbers than so many grossly inferior titles. Immortal Iron Fist is a phenomenal read and is absolutely worth the cover price. I definitely recommend giving the Immortal Iron Fist a try.

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6.5
Immortal Iron Fist #13

Mar 26, 2008

Iron Fist #13 was another solid issue. Brubaker and Fraction have done a good job setting the table for what should be an action packed issue with Iron Fist #14. I think that Iron Fist has enough quality character work and dialogue to appeal to fans that don't normally enjoy action themed comic books. Iron Fist is certainly a quality product that is worth checking out.

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7.0
Incognito #2

Feb 17, 2009

Brubaker has another hit on his hands with Incognito. Incognito #2 is an issue that should appeal to readers who enjoy pulp and crime stories. I think that the flavoring of the super hero genre that Brubaker infuses into this story might make this title more appealing to readers who prefer only super hero comic books. This issue should also appeal to readers who enjoy a story that is twisted and different from what you get on the majority of super hero titles on the market. However, I would not recommend Incognito #2 to readers who are weary of grim, gritty and realistic super hero stories.

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7.5
Incognito #3

Apr 19, 2009

Incognito #3 was another great read. Brubaker continues to deliver a wonderfully unique title with Incognito. This is a pulp fiction story that is a neat blend of genres including super hero, crime noir and grindhouse. If you enjoy any of those genres then I would certainly recommend giving Incognito a chance. Incognito #3 is an entertaining and technically well written issue. This title is well worth the cover price.

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8.0
Incredible Hercules #122

Nov 1, 2008

Incredible Hercules #122 was a fun romp. This is a great action adventure comic book that offers something different from your typical dark, moody and somber comic book that dominates the market. If you prefer titles that deliver more serious and intellectually engaging titles then Incredible Hercules #11 will probably not appeal to you.

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7.5
Incredible Hulk (1999) #107

Jun 22, 2007

Incredible Hulk #107 was a good read. Pak is a talented writer who has impressed me with his work. I like the collection of characters that Pak has assembled on this title. World War Hulk certainly has the makings of a wild and action packed storyline. It should be a fun ride.

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4.0
Incredible Hulk (1999) #108

Jul 27, 2007

I cannot imagine why in the world anyone would want to purchase this issue unless they are huge Hulk fans who want to keep their perfect run on this title going. Other than that, don't waste your money on this pointless tie-in. If you are simply following World War Hulk, but don't get the Hulk, then don't waste your money on this pointless tie-in. Nothing important happens in Hulk #108 that you need to know about in order to enjoy World War Hulk.

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7.0
Infinite Crisis #7

May 3, 2006

I was not thrilled with Bart returning as the Flash instead of Barry or Wally. I have never found Bart to be interesting. As far as the new Flash is concerned, I have no problems with Jay being the new Flash. However, DC has already said that the first Flash is not going to be the regular new Flash. So that brings us back to Bart as our new Flash. Uggggh. No thanks. Plus, I don't like the de-powered Flash. They did this when Wally took over for Barry after the first Crisis. Wally could only run at the speed of sound. Now, Jay can only run at the speed of sound. Snore. Boring. I like my Flashes fast. I mean really fast. Vibrating through walls. Throwing a Rubick's cube into the air, running across town, read some files, running back and catching the Rubick's cube in his hand fast! Speed of sound is horridly boring.

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5.0
Infinity Inc. #1

Sep 10, 2007

Infinity Inc. #1 was a disappointing read. I thought this plotline was an excellent read over in 52. Unfortunately, Milligan failed to capture the same magic that these characters had over in 52. Also, Milligan has pulled off such a dramatic departure from what we got in 52 that this style of story may not appeal to fans who enjoyed what we got of John, Natasha and Infinity Inc. from 52.

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8.0
Invincible Iron Man #1

May 11, 2008

Invincible Iron Man #1 was a solid debut issue. This title will certainly appeal to readers who prefer a more traditional version of Tony in a more traditional straight-up super hero story than what we get with the Knaufs on Iron Man Director of SHIELD. I also think that Invincible Iron Man #1 will appeal to newer readers who have never sampled Iron Man before. If you like action themed stories with plenty of hi-tech gadgets then you will enjoy what Fraction has in store for us with this title.

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8.0
Invincible Iron Man #2

Jun 10, 2008

Invincible Iron Man #2 was a fun read. Fraction is delivering a story that certainly has mass appeal, is easy to read and is particularly new reader friendly. Fraction is making Invincible Iron Man an accessible read for anyone who loved the Iron Man movie and then decided to give this comic book a try. I have a feeling that Invincible Iron Man will turn out to be much more popular than Iron Man Director of SHIELD. I would expect to see Iron Man Director of SHIELD get cancelled within a year or so.

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6.0
Invincible Iron Man #5

Sep 4, 2008

Invincible Iron Man #4 was another unimpressive read. I do not even think that the shallow story that Fraction delivers even qualifies for fun and entertaining mind candy like other action and adventure themed comic books on the market. Still, I would imagine that if you enjoy action packed issues and do not care about getting much in the terms of a quality story then you will probably enjoy this issue. Obviously, if you like Fraction's style of writing then you will also probably enjoy this issue.

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5.5
Invincible Iron Man #6

Oct 10, 2008

Fraction's Invincible Iron Man is simply an unintelligent read. And Invincible Iron Man #6 clearly continues that trend. The Knaufs gave us a thinking man's Iron Man and now Fraction is following that up with a story that barely passes as mindless entertainment. Fraction's opening story arc has been derivative and predictable.

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7.0
Invincible Iron Man #8

Dec 19, 2008

Fraction uses Invincible Iron Man #8 to clearly lay out the future for this title. This issue was largely set-up which by nature tends to be a bit slow and boring. However, it is a necessary evil and now Fraction should be able to hit the ground running with the next issue and deliver a much faster paced and more exciting read.

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4.0
Ion #1

Apr 27, 2006

At any rate, the pacing of Ion #1 was terribly slow. The dialogue was boring and uninspired. The issue just lumbered along like a bloated turtle. We spent too much of the issue listening to slacker Kyle whine about this and that while he is lounging at his retreat for artists trying to "find themselves." There was no hook to the end of this issue or plotlines that were interesting enough for me to want to purchase the next issue.

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7.0
Iron Man (2004) #6

Apr 2, 2006

The Bad: Having said that, do we think that Adi Granov is the right artist for Iron Man? No. Like Alex Ross, I think Granov's style fits a more realistic comic than a hi-tech sci-fi comic like Iron Man. I don't think that Granov's Iron Man looks particularly great. Nor do I think his wonderfully realistic painting fits the theme and look of Iron Man. Adi Granov is an extremely talented artist who is simply on the wrong book.

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8.0
Iron Man (2004) #7

Apr 22, 2006

Patrick Zircher and Scott Hanna's art is pretty solid stuff. I have no complaints. It isn't the best art out there, but it is good and makes the comic enjoyable to read. Zircher draws a nice Iron Man and an even better Tony Stark. If not drawn right, Stark can look too boring and conservative with his generic short "white guy" haircut or too cheesy with that little moustache. Zircher draws Tony with more length on his hair and gives him a goatee. Tony must always have a goatee. No more mustache.

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8.0
Iron Man (2004) #8

May 26, 2006

Personally, the artwork doesn't really do much for me. I do like how Zircher draws Tony. You gotta give him a goatee instead of the cheesy 1970's moustache. But, other than that I think the art is pretty weak. I definitely don't like how Zircher draws Iron Man. I think Zircher would do better on another title. I don't think his artwork really suites the hi tech look of Iron Man. Man, if this title had some great artwork to go with the storyline then we'd have a fantastic comic book on our hands.

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8.0
Iron Man (2004) #9

Jun 22, 2006

The Knaufs are doing a fantastic job on Iron Man. I am a huge Iron Man and have a complete run on this title all the way back to issue #20. The Knaufs have made Iron Man an incredible read. I have enjoyed reading Iron Man this much since probably Boy Layton's run on this title. Iron Man has really suffered from a lack of interesting stories. Iron Man has also suffered from a lack of stability at the writer position. On top of that, each writer seemed to want to take Iron Man into a radically different direction than the previous writer. The Knaufs have brought Iron Man back to respectability. I would definitely recommend Iron Man to anyone.

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8.0
Iron Man (2004) #10

Jul 14, 2006

Iron Man #10 is another great issue. The Knaufs have breathed new life into Iron Man. I have not enjoyed reading Iron Man in a very long time. The Knaufs have remedied that problem. Iron Man is an entertaining read. Strong writing and solid artwork. I would definitely recommend checking out this comic book. It is worth your money.

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8.0
Iron Man (2004) #11

Aug 17, 2006

Iron Man #11 was a great read. The Knaufs served up a fast paced issue with several twists and turns. They mixed plenty of drama with lots of action. Add Zircher's solid artwork to an already excellent story and you have a fantastic comic book. I know that Iron Man is a comic book that is really flying under the radar. However, it is a well done comic book that is certainly worth your money.

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7.5
Iron Man (2004) #12

Sep 25, 2006

Iron Man #12 is a great ending to an exciting story arc. The Knaufs have really impressed me with their run on this title. I would highly recommend Iron Man to anyone who likes a good blend of Sci Fi tech based storylines with good old fashioned super hero storylines. This is a wonderfully constructed title with sound writing and above average art. However, the best part is that Iron Man is simply an entertaining read. I know Marvel doesn't want you to like Tony Stark, but do yourself a favor and give this title a try.

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8.0
Iron Man (2004) #13

Nov 17, 2006

Iron Man #13 was a great read. The Knaufs continue to impress me with each and every issue. I hope that they stay on Iron Man for a good long time. Iron Man #13 went a long way in getting me to appreciate the Civil War storyline a little bit more than I previously did. I just wish Marvel had tried to weave a complex story from the start with Civil War. At any rate, Iron Man is an excellent title. I know Marvel doesn't want you to like this character, but give Iron Man a chance. I don't think too many people will be disappointed.

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8.5
Iron Man (2004) #14

Dec 21, 2006

Iron Man #14 was an awesome read. Iron Man #14 was basically the Knaufs giving the middle finger to all the writers like Bendis and JMS who have just continually killed Tony's character in all the various Civil War tie-in issues. With the Knaufs in control of Iron Man this title has definitely become one of Marvel's stronger titles. If you haven't given this title a try then you really should. Iron Man is definitely worth your money.

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6.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15

Mar 1, 2007

Iron Man Director of SHIELD #15 was a good read. This is the prefect time for new readers to jump aboard this title. The Knaufs have done a good job making this fresh start for Iron Man very new reader friendly. I'm excited with the potential of "The Initiative" and am looking forward to whatever the Knaufs have in store for us.

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6.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #16

Apr 13, 2007

Iron Man Director of SHIELD #16 was another great read. The Knaufs continue to impress with their work on this title. Iron Man has not been this good of a read in a very long time. The Knaufs bring more attention to character development than most comic books on the market. I definitely would recommend giving this title a try.

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6.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #17

May 8, 2007

Iron Man Director of SHIELD #17 was another solid issue. The Knaufs continue to crank out good reads on this title. I really appreciate what the Knaufs are trying to do on Iron Man. The Knaufs clearly like Tony's character and are probably the only Marvel writers that portray Tony as something other than a total dickhead that is inconsistent with Tony's past.

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7.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #18

Jun 8, 2007

The Knaufs have managed to accomplish something that has not been seen in a very long time. The Knaufs have actually made Iron Man a wonderful read. I cannot remember when Iron Man ever had such depth and complexities as what the Knaufs have brought to this title.

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4.0
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #19

Jun 22, 2007

Iron Man #19 was pure filler. It was a complete and total waste of time, money and trees. It was a joke. This issue is Exhibit A of why I absolutely loathe tie-in issues to big events like World War Hulk and Civil War. Unless you are a hardcore Iron Man fan like me, I would strongly suggest you save your money and pass on Iron Man #19. Just read World War Hulk #1. You don't need to get both issues.

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7.0
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #20

Jul 31, 2007

Iron Man #20 was a good tie-in issue. It is about time that I finally enjoy a tie-in issue. I have certainly had to suffer through some rather poor Amazons Attack and World War Hulk tie-in issues lately. It was nice to finally enjoy a tie-in issue.

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7.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #21

Aug 27, 2007

Iron Man #21 was another excellent read. The Knaufs continue to craft gem after gem on this title. Iron Man is absolutely one of the best written titles that Marvel is currently publishing. If you enjoy strong writing and a touch of the bizarre then definitely give Iron Man a try.

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8.0
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #23

Nov 9, 2007

Iron Man #23 continues to be one of the best reads on the market. The Knaufs show no signs of slowing up on this title. They just keep getting better and better with each issue. If you haven't given this title a try then you should really do so. Don't believe the hype that other writers fed you during and after Civil War. The Knaufs have made Tony Stark one of Marvel's most intriguing characters. And the Knaufs don't approach this title like a traditional Sci Fi comic book like so many past writers have. Instead, you get a more artistic and strange take on the Golden Avenger than I have ever seen before. If you enjoy strong writing, complex plotlines and well placed action then you will enjoy Iron Man.

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7.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #25

Jan 28, 2008

Iron Man #25 is another absolute gem. The Knaufs continue to provide some of the best writing that Marvel has to offer. It is a shame that so many readers may never give Iron Man a chance given that Marvel has done their best to make Tony look like a dickhead on just about every comic book outside of Iron Man. I definitely encourage you to give Iron Man a try. This is certainly one of the best written comic books on the market and well worth the cover price.

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7.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #27

Mar 24, 2008

Iron Man #27 was another extraordinary read. The Knaufs continue to deliver what is one of the best written comic books on the market. Iron Man delivers a story that is beyond just a comic book story and reads like a literary work. I don't care if you have ever liked Iron Man or not. If you enjoy titles that are wonderfully constructed and that boast strong character work and excellent dialogue then you will certainly enjoy Iron Man.

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8.5
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #28

Apr 20, 2008

Iron Man #28 was an excellent read and a phenomenal ending to an impressive story arc. Iron Man is another title that I can't urge people enough to run out and go purchase. This is an unbelievably well written title that will appeal to a wide range of comic book readers. Only fans of mindless action themed comic books will fail to find this title an interesting read. I highly recommend getting the trade paperback of Ellis' run on this title and the Knaufs' previous story arcs. You won't be disappointed.

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7.5
Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1

Apr 21, 2008

Iron Man Legacy of Doom #1 was a fun read. Michelinie isn't trying to reinvent the wheel with Iron Man Legacy of Doom. He is just trying to deliver a tightly written, quick paced and action packed ride. This mini-series should serve up plenty of popcorn for the brain. The story is entertaining enough that newer readers should enjoy this mini-series just as much as long time Iron Man fans.

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8.0
Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #2

May 17, 2008

Iron Man Legacy of Doom #2 was a fun read and that is what comics are all about. This isn't a deep, complex or weighty read. Michelinie and Layton are not trying to do anything other than deliver a classic Iron Man action adventure. And I can definitely appreciate that. This mini-series is a rare example of compressed storytelling that you just don't that much anymore. I think that readers who dig this type of tale will enjoy Iron Man Legacy of Doom.

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8.0
Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas #1

May 12, 2008

Iron Man Viva Las Vegas #1 was a fun read pure and simple. And fun is something that you don't get that often on the vast majority of the comic books currently on the market. No, this issue isn't intricate and profound. But, not every comic book has to be. I can appreciate it when a writer just delivers an honest and well crafted effort to provide the reader with fifteen minutes of fun.

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8.0
Irredeemable #1

Apr 6, 2009

Irredeemable #1 was an excellent debut issue. Waid comes out of the gate firing on all cylinders as he wastes no time getting this story rolling in an exciting fashion. Many debut issues are dull reads that provide necessary set-up work. That is not the case with Irredeemable #1. Waid decided to start with a quick beginning and let the reader learn the background information as we progress along this story.

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7.5
Irredeemable #7

Oct 9, 2009

Irredeemable #7 was another quality read. Waid continues to make this title well worth the cover price. If you enjoy psychological thrillers then you will certainly like how Waid is delivering this tale. Readers who enjoy stories surrounding a fallen hero will certainly find Irredeemable appealing. This title is a creative and original story that effectively captures the reader's attention from start to finish. Irredeemable is one of the better titles on the market and will probably appeal even to readers who have never been a fan of straight-up super hero stories.

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6.0
Irredeemable Ant-Man #1

Oct 6, 2006

The Irredeemable Ant-Man #1 was a great issue. Pure fun and excitement. And in a time where DC has been giving us heavy stuff like Infinite Crisis and Marvel has countered with their equally dreary Civil War, Ant-Man is a wonderful and much appreciated change of pace. I definitely recommend Ant-Man if you enjoy the humorous approach to the super hero genre. And if you like Hester and Parks' art then you will enjoy this title even more than me. Definitely give The Irredeemable Ant-Man a try!

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5.5
Irredeemable Ant-Man #3

Dec 18, 2006

Ant-Man #3 was a great read. I'm really enjoying this new series. Kirkman has really surprised me with his strong effort on this comic book. Personally, I don't dig on Hester's art, but if you like his style then I'm positive that you will enjoy Ant-Man. Give this title a try. It definitely is a much different take on the super hero theme than you see in most other titles.

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6.5
Irredeemable Ant-Man #4

Jan 8, 2007

Ant-Man #4 was another great read. Kirkman is cranking out a consistently entertaining read each and every month. I am really digging the offbeat and funky style that Kirkman is bringing to Ant-Man. This title is a breath of fresh air and is not like your average super hero comic. I definitely recommend giving the Irredeemable Ant-Man a try. It is a comic book that is worth your hard earned money.

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7.5
Irredeemable Ant-Man #7

Apr 11, 2007

Ant-Man is just a flat out fun read. It is one wild roller coaster ride that Eric is on and the reader has no idea what is going to happen next. Kirkman is doing a great job on this title and it is a real shame that the sales numbers for Ant-Man are just dreadful. Ant-Man #5 sold just 16,900 copies. I think it is fairly obvious that this title is going to get cancelled sometime soon.

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7.0
Irredeemable Ant-Man #8

May 30, 2007

The Irredeemable Ant-Man #8 was another good read. Kirkman continues to surprise me with an excellent effort on this title. I wish that more people would give this title a try. It is such a superior read to many of the titles that post much larger sales numbers.

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7.0
Jersey Gods #1

Feb 9, 2009

Jersey Gods #1 was a good debut issue. This title has plenty of potential and Brunswick gave me enough to get me to come back for more. Even if you are mostly a DC and Marvel reader, I would still recommend giving Jersey Gods #1 a try. Despite the off-beat feel of this title, Brunswick still has given the reader the basics of a solid super hero tale. And readers who generally shy away from standard issue super hero comic books might also want to give Jersey Gods #1 a try. Brunswick's funky approach to the super hero genre will make this an interesting read to those readers who demand more than just a typical super hero story. But, best of all Jersey Gods #1 was simply a fun read.

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7.5
Jersey Gods #3

Apr 5, 2009

Jersey Gods #3 was another entertaining issue. This is such an original and off-beat title. Jersey Gods is certainly a breath of fresh air compared to the other comic books that we are getting from publishers nowadays. I strongly urge you to give Jersey Gods a chance. This is a title that has nice range and should appeal to indie fans as well as traditional Marvel and DC fans.

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7.0
JSA #84

Apr 6, 2006

Having said all that, this story arc just seems a bit too formulaic for the Revolution. The other "One Year Later" issues really shook up their respective characters and stories. The JSA just seems to be treading water. So far, this story is not doing anything to get the Revolution excited to read the next issue. And that is the whole point behind a good comic.

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7.0
JSA #85

May 4, 2006

Plus, I am getting the feeling that this story arc is just pure filler in order to finish up this title in order to make way for Geoff Johns' restart of the JSA later this year. Kind of like the final story arc to the Flash before they ended the title to get it ready for its restart.

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5.0
JSA #86

Jun 8, 2006

JSA #86 was unimpressive and a boring read. This entire One Year Later storyline was pretty pointless. I'll go ahead and get JSA #87 so I can have a complete run of JSA comics. Hopefully, the new Justice Society of America will be a much better read when Johns returns to the writing duties and unveils the new lineup.

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7.0
JSA #87

Jul 13, 2006

In a trade this should read very well, and this issue is certainly worth purchasing, and I'm still glad Mr. Levitz returned to writing.

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7.0
JSA: Classified #14

Jun 24, 2006

A good, solid yarn, worth every cent. The art and words combine to tell a fun story, one that feels like it means something to the JSA's world. It also manages to let the good guy and the bad guy win. Neat trick.

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10
Justice #5

Apr 24, 2006

Another splash shot that was fantastic was the 2 page splash of Batman's Batcave. That was just awesome! My jaw dropped when I turned the page and saw it.

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8.0
Justice #6

Jun 23, 2006

Justice #6 was a good issue. This mini-series has been very well done. Krueger is writing a great story and Ross is delivering his usual impressive artwork. I feel that Justice is flying under the radar a bit due to the fact that Infinite Crisis, 52, the One Year Later storylines, the new Wonder Woman, the new Flash and Civil War have been gobbling up all the headlines.

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8.5
Justice #7

Sep 1, 2006

Justice has been a nice blend of excellent character development and quality action all wrapped up in a pretty engaging storyline. I think Krueger is delivering a solid story that is boosted by Alex Ross' incredible artwork. If you don't like silver age characters or you don't enjoy Alex Ross' art, then this is definitely not a comic book that you will enjoy. However, for the rest of you, I would definitely recommend giving this title a look. Or, at least wait for the trade paperback that is sure to be released once this mini-series is concluded. And given the bi-monthly status of this title, it probably will be a more enjoyable read as a trade paperback.

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8.0
Justice #8

Nov 1, 2006

Justice #8 is another great read on a title that has been well done since the first issue. I have to say that Justice is much more than just Alex Ross' artwork. Krueger is doing an excellent job with the writing and deserves a lot more praise and recognition for his work than he currently receives.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2006) #0

Jul 19, 2006

Justice League of America #0 accomplished its purpose of stirring up interest for Justice League of America #1. It was nice to see the big three come together once again and stand united. I am looking forward to this first issue of the JLA. I believe that Meltzer is going to do an excellent job writing this title. I hope plenty of people give this title a chance.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #1

Aug 23, 2006

Justice League of America #1 was worth the wait. This was an exciting start to a brand new chapter for the JLA. DC was smart to place tons of talent on this title and it shows. This issue combined excellent writing with fantastic art. We got a nice steady start with a solid foundation for what appears to be one hell of a ride. I am eagerly looking forward to Meltzer's run on this title. I recommend this title to anyone. Give it a try. This is an excellent starting point for new readers.

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8.5
Justice League of America (2006) #2

Sep 29, 2006

Justice League of America #2 was a great read. Meltzer and Benes make a fantastic team and deliver a comic that has a well constructed story with excellent character development and dialogue as well as fantastic artwork. This is a great time for new readers to jump aboard this title. Give Justice League of America a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #3

Nov 2, 2006

Justice League of America #3 is a great read. I love the team of Meltzer and Benes. They are both doing a wonderful job on this title. Meltzer has created a solid foundation for what should be a very exciting story arc. This title is definitely worth your hard earned money.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #4

Dec 14, 2006

Justice League of America #4 was an awesome read. Meltzer and Benes are turning out one of the most entertaining comics on the market. This is exactly what DC needed. They needed for their flagship title to return to prominence. Mission accomplished. Titles like the Justice League of America and Justice Society of America are exactly what DC desperately needs in order to make some gains on Marvel's dominance of the Top 15 of the monthly sales charts. I definitely recommend the Justice League of America. It is well worth your money.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2006) #5

Jan 1, 2007

Justice League of America #5 was another solid read. Meltzer is really catching his breath for next issue. Next issue should be an absolute blast to read. Meltzer and Benes continue to impress and are making this new JLA a must read. DC's premier team is back where they belong at the top of the hill.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #6

Mar 9, 2007

Justice League of America #6 was another great read. Meltzer and Benes are doing a wonderful job on this title. Justice League of America is certainly one of DC's more consistent and better reads. Meltzer and Benes have returned the luster to one of DC's flagship titles. It is great to see the JLA back and better than ever.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #7

Apr 5, 2007

Justice League of America #7 was another excellent read. Meltzer and Benes are a wonderful team and they have been kicking plenty of ass on this new incarnation of the Justice League of America. I'm excited for the upcoming team-up between the JSA and the JLA. Both Meltzer and Johns are white hot and the JLA and the JSA are two of the best reads that DC publishes. That means that we should be in store for one incredible story arc.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #8

Apr 20, 2007

Justice League of America #8 was a great set up issue. Meltzer lays the foundation for what should be one seriously wild ride. I haven't gotten this excited for a story arc in a long time. With the writing team of Meltzer and Johns piloting this team-up I am confident that my high expectations will be met. Justice League of America and Justice Society of America are two of DC's best titles on the market. Combining the two for a team-up makes both titles definite must buys. I absolutely recommend giving Justice League of America at try.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #9

May 18, 2007

Justice League of America #9 was another fantastic issue. Meltzer continues to impress me with his wonderful character work on the various JLA'ers. I love the use of the Legion's glorious and long history that exists prior to the original Crisis. Meltzer and Benes are a wonderfully talented team. If you are a Legion fan, then you will certainly love this story arc.

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9.5
Justice League of America (2006) #10

Jun 21, 2007

I loved Justice League of America #10. I am actually sad that this story arc is over. It was wonderful being able to see my beloved Pre-Crisis Legion of Super Heroes back in action once again. No other version of the Legion can even come close to the Pre-Crisis Legion. Seeing the Pre-Crisis Legion in this story arc made me realize just how much I really missed them. Hopefully, we will get to see more of the Pre-Crisis Legion soon.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2006) #11

Jul 19, 2007

Despite being pure filler, I still found Justice League of America #11 to be a fun read. Meltzer turns in a well delivered story and makes me an even bigger fan of Roy than I was before this issue. If you dig Roy then you most definitely need to get this issue.

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9.0
Justice League of America (2006) #12

Aug 17, 2007

Justice League of America #12 was a proper ending to Meltzer's fantastic run on this title. Meltzer reviews all the other various plotlines that he has created during his run and outlines for the reader various plotlines that will be addressed at some point in the future. Meltzer does a great job setting the table and leaving the cupboard full of great plotlines for incoming writer McDuffie to play with. Some writers blow up a title after their run is over and leave the incoming writer with a mess. Meltzer definitely does McDuffie a huge favor by making sure that there are plenty of great storylines in place for McDuffie to flesh out.

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7.5
Justice League of America (2006) #13

Sep 28, 2007

Justice League of America #13 was a fun read that put a smile on my face once I was finished. Do I still think that this title is one of DC's premier titles like it was when Meltzer was the writer? No. It isn't up there anymore with DC's other top flight titles like Green Lantern and Justice Society of America. However, McDuffie's Justice League of America is a solid second tier title and still delivers an entertaining read.

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9.5
Justice League of America (2006) #14

Oct 21, 2007

Justice League of America #14 was a delightfully fun read. McDuffie goes old school by just trying to deliver some popcorn for the mind. Not every comic book on the market has to be dark, somber, serious and dramatic. Not every title needs to be a deep and heavy read. Sometimes you just want a quick read that puts a smile on your face and delivers some mindless entertainment. I'd certainly recommend giving Justice League of America a try if you enjoy straight up old school comic book heroes, villains and action.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2006) #15

Dec 7, 2007

Justice League of America #15 is an average issue. McDuffie does a good enough job making sure the reader doesn't look behind the curtains. McDuffie unleashes enough eye catching action bundled up in a story that moves at a fast pace with the hopes that the reader doesn't stop and realize that the story itself is lacking in substance. This title is truly best described as cotton candy for the brain. And while cotton candy is delightful to eat every once in a while, it is certainly something that you cannot sustain yourself on over the long haul.

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4.5
Justice League of America (2006) #16

Dec 21, 2007

Justice League of America #16 was a dull read. McDuffie has failed to impress me with his run on this title. For my tastes, Justice League of America has rapidly declined in terms of the quality of writing since McDuffie took over for Meltzer. However, this title isn't unreadable. So, if you are a big McDuffie fan or a die-hard JLA fan then you will probably enjoy this title. However, I cannot recommend this title to any other fans other than those two aforementioned groups. There are simply too many other well written titles on the market that are far more worth your hard earned money than Justice League of America.

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5.5
Justice League of America (2006) #17

Jan 19, 2008

Justice League of America #17 is a solid issue, but it certainly isn't anything special. For me, I feel that this title has dropped in quality since Meltzer left. Of course, may people probably much prefer the more action based and simple story arc formats of this current JLA.

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7.5
Justice League of America (2006) #18

Feb 22, 2008

I found Justice League of America #18 to be a rather fun read. The main story offers up plenty of action and adventure while the pleasant and nicely done back-up story offers up an enjoyable character study. I think this issue will appeal to comic book readers who enjoy classic action and adventure stories.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2006) #19

Mar 21, 2008

Justice League of America #19 was simply an ordinary read. If you aren't a fan of Salvation Run then you will certainly be disappointed with this issue. Despite its flaws, I did enjoy Meltzer's run on this title. However, ever since Meltzer left, this title has rapidly declined. Justice League of America is in desperate need of some interesting plotlines. Right now there is practically nothing going on this title. I would only recommend this issue to anyone who is a big fan of either the JLA or Salvation Run.

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6.5
Justice League of America (2006) #20

Apr 28, 2008

This just might be one of my shortest reviews ever. The fact is that I don't have much to say because Justice League of America #20 is such an anemic read that there really isn't much to comment on. After I finished reading this issue I felt like DC had just robbed me of $2.99.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2006) #21

May 23, 2008

Justice League of America #21 was a solid read. If you are a fan of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman then you will definitely enjoy this issue. The strength of this issue is the wonderful first half of the issue dedicated to the big three. I hope that the upcoming weekly title Trinity can capture this type of dynamic between the big three.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2006) #22

Jun 24, 2008

Justice League of America #22 was a solid read and the best issue that we have gotten in quite some time. Is it possible that McDuffie is beginning to right the ship and that the JLA will begin to return to form? It is too early to tell, but I certainly hope so. Even though Justice League of America #22 was an improvement, it is still too early for me to recommend that readers flock back to the JLA. Let's give it another issue or two and see what happens then.

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8.0
Justice League of America (2006) #23

Jul 29, 2008

Justice League of America #23 was a great action issue. McDuffie infuses plenty of excitement into this title with a much needed dramatic showdown with a big-time villain like Amazo. It is also nice to see McDuffie continuing to concentrate solely on plotlines that actually involve the JLA and not other DC titles.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2006) #25

Oct 7, 2008

Justice League of America #25 was an average read. My interest in this issue was greatly diminished by the fact that I am not much of a fan of Vixen and that I found Anansi to be a terribly uninteresting villain. However, if you enjoy Vixen and you love magic themed villains that you might want to give Justice League of America a try. You will probably enjoy it much more than I did.

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6.5
Justice League of America (2006) #38

Oct 28, 2009

Justice League of America #38 was an unimpressive beginning to this new direction for this franchise. Hopefully, once Robinson gets past the obligatory Black Night tie-in story that he will be able to quickly resuscitate this moribund title. It is imperative that Robinson give this title a clear direction and waste no time establishing the new roster for the JLA. At this point, I would recommend waiting to purchase Justice League of America until the Blackest Night tie-in has concluded and the new roster for this team actually is assembled.

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7.0
Justice League of America (2006): Wedding Special #1

Sep 17, 2007

Justice League of America Wedding Special #1 was a fun read. No, McDuffie's take on the JLA is not as in-depth and complex as Meltzer's JLA. And McDuffie's story doesn't stimulate the mind nearly as much as Meltzer's run. Melzter's JLA was a nice thick juicy steak that really satisfied my brain. McDuffie's JLA is more like popcorn. Delicious and enjoyable, but not filling.

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7.0
Justice Society of America #1

Dec 7, 2006

Justice Society of America #1 was a phenomenal read. Johns did an incredible job with the story. Strong dialogue, great character development and compelling plotlines all make for one fantastic debut issue. I strongly recommend this new Justice Society of America. Give it a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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8.0
Justice Society of America #2

Jan 11, 2007

Justice Society of America #2 was another phenomenal read. Johns is white hot at the moment. I loved the JSA and was sad to see DC pull the plug on that title and say that they were going to re-start the JSA. I thought it was a well done title that didn't need to be re-started unlike some other title like the JLA that desperately needed a re-start. However, I will admit that I was completely wrong. As good as John's JSA was Johns' Justice Society of America is even better. This was a real stroke of genius to re-start the JSA in this fashion.

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7.5
Justice Society of America #3

Feb 15, 2007

Justice Society of America #3 was another fantastic read. Johns has made Justice Society of America arguably DC's strongest title. Even if you have never really gotten into the JSA, you should really give this title a try.

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7.5
Justice Society of America #4

Mar 22, 2007

Justice Society of America #4 was another excellent read. Johns has gotten off to a hot start on this new series. Johns has done a great job teasing us with numerous interesting plotlines. This is definitely going to be a wild year on the Justice Society of America. I definitely recommend giving this title a try.

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8.5
Justice Society of America #5

Apr 26, 2007

Justice Society of America #5 was another excellent read. I absolutely love this JLA/JSA team-up. I cannot wait to learn more about our missing Legionnaires and what DC has planned for the Legion in this new DCU. I hope that DC has a different version of the Legion in store for us than what we are currently getting over on Supergirl and the Legion of Super Heroes.

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9.0
Justice Society of America #6

Jun 1, 2007

Obviously, I am biased. I will readily admit that bias up front. I am an unapologetic fan of the Pre-Crisis Legion of Super Heroes. There is absolutely no comic book that I loved more than the Pre-Crisis Legion. So, it comes as no surprise that I absolutely loved Justice Society of America #6. I found it to be wonderfully captivating and geeked out over all the little nods to the Adventure Era Legion as well as the Super Friends cartoon.

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7.5
Justice Society of America #7

Jul 12, 2007

Justice Society of America #7 was another fine read. Johns continues to make the JSA one of DC's best titles. This comic book boasts quality writing and wonderful artwork. Readers also get treated to good character development and entertaining action. If you haven't tried this title then definitely check it out. This is a good time to hop on board as we are in between story arcs.

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8.5
Justice Society of America #8

Aug 2, 2007

Justice Society of America #8 was a great read. Johns delivers an emotional read that grabs hold of the reader from the very start and doesn't let go until the end. Johns continues his trend of making the roster of the JSA one of the most developed roster of characters that you are going to find on any team title currently on the market. If you still haven't given this title a try then you should really do so. Justice Society of America is well worth your money.

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8.0
Justice Society of America #9

Sep 17, 2007

Justice Society of America #9 continues to be one of DC's stronger reads. Johns consistently cranks out complex and satisfying reads each and every month. This Kingdom Come story arc has the potential to be one phenomenal story. I definitely recommend picking up the JSA in order to enjoy this upcoming story arc.

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8.5
Justice Society of America #10

Nov 2, 2007

Justice Society of America #10 was a great set-up issue that does a nice job laying the foundation for what should be a fantastic story arc. Justice Society of America continues to be one of DC's strongest titles and Johns clearly loves these characters and knows how to get into their heads and deliver wonderfully crafted issues. I think that this story arc will appeal to both readers who liked Kingdome Comes and to readers who aren't that familiar with Kingdom Come. I definitely recommend giving Justice Society of America a try.

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6.5
Justice Society of America #11

Dec 7, 2007

Justice Society of America #11 was a time waster. This issue was nothing more than pure filler. Johns used this issue to kill some time before the next major story arc. I'll forgive a momentary hiccup in what has been a fantastic read ever since Justice Society of America #1. Even dependable and strong titles like Justice Society of America throw out a clunker issue every once in a while.

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6.0
Justice Society of America #12

Feb 8, 2008

Justice Society of America #12 was a disappointing read. The past two issues have been slow boring reads. It is quite surprising considering that Justice Society of America was white hot starting with issue #1 and I considered this title one of DC's stronger comic books. Hopefully, Johns can focus his attention and finally get this Kingdom Come story arc moving with some purpose. Since nothing has happened in the past two issues, this is a good time to hop aboard this title just in time before the Kingdom Come story arc really gets going.

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7.0
Justice Society of America #13

Mar 2, 2008

If you are a fan of decompression then you will love Justice League of America #13. I would definitely recommend that you pick up this title. However, if you are not a fan of decompression then I'd recommend saving your hard earned money and avoiding this issue. The choice is simple. You can either spend $18 and get six unexciting reads a month or just spend $15 and read the trade paperback in one sitting and get a much more enjoyable reading experience as this story arc was clearly designed to be read in that format.

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9.0
Justice Society of America #14

Apr 11, 2008

Justice Society of America #14 is exactly what I have been waiting for with this lumbering story arc. This issue is such a well balanced issue that offers up both good dialogue and great action. Justice Society of America #14 will certainly appeal to a broad cross section of fans due to its balanced nature. Johns appears to finally have this story arc rolling and the next issue should be a great one.

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9.0
Justice Society of America #15

May 22, 2008

Justice Society of America #15 was a brilliant issue. Johns continues to impress me with his work on this title. The story that Johns is weaving on the JSA is one of the more intriguing ones in the DCU. Justice Society of America offers the reader a pleasant balance of good dialogue and character work with plenty of action and adventure. If you dig DC continuity then you will adore what Johns is doing on the JSA. Even if you aren't heavy into DC continuity, I think that you will still enjoy this title as Johns does his best to make the story as new reader friendly as possible.

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8.0
Justice Society of America #16

Jun 9, 2008

Justice Society of America #16 was another entertaining read. Johns continues his hot streak on this title as Justice Society of America remains one of DC's stronger titles. I would certainly recommend giving Justice Society of America a try. Of course, if you just cannot add another title to your pull list then I'd encourage you to wait for when the trade is released. You will also get a better reading experience consuming this story arc in trade format.

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9.0
Justice Society of America #17

Jul 12, 2008

Justice Society of America #17 was an excellent read. Johns is delivering such a well crafted story arc on this title. The only readers who may not enjoy this issue are readers who demand action in their comic books and prefer fast paced reads. For everyone else, I would recommend giving this title a try. Johns has certainly done his best to make the JSA one of the top reads on the market.

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7.5
Justice Society of America #18

Sep 5, 2008

Justice Society of America #18 was another strong read. Johns continues to let this story arc simmer as we are approaching to what is going to be a roiling boil with the next issue. This is a balanced title that should satisfy action fans as well as readers who enjoy meaty plots and quality character work. Justice Society of America continues to be DC's premier team title. I would recommend giving this title a try.

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7.5
Justice Society of America #19

Oct 20, 2008

Justice Society of America #19 was another quality read. Johns continues to try and trump himself with the ending of each issue. This title should certainly satisfy readers who love plot heavy stories that offer the reader plenty of substance in which to savor. However, this title is not for everyone. If you cannot stomach decompressed storytelling then you probably will not enjoy Justice Society of America #19.

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7.5
Justice Society of America #20

Nov 6, 2008

Justice Society of America #20 was another strong read. Johns continues to impress with this title as Justice Society of America remains one of DC's best and most consistent titles on the market. If you enjoy incredibly complex plotlines along with quality character work then you should give Justice Society of America a try. This title is balanced enough in terms of action and drama that should make it appealing to a large percentage of comic book readers.

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7.5
Justice Society of America #21

Dec 15, 2008

Justice Society of America #21 was another solid read. Hopefully, Johns will be able to pull off an climactic conclusion to this story that is satisfying to the reader. Johns certainly has built this story up to great heights by making the reader wait so long for a pay-off. It should be interesting to see if Johns can deliver. If you have missed this story then I would certainly suggest picking this story arc up in trade format.

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8.5
Justice Society of America #22

Jan 5, 2009

Justice Society of America #22 was actually a rather sweet ending to this massive Kingdom Come story. Johns delivers an ending that was worth the wait. This was a touching finale that offered the reader a fine combination of action and impressive character work. I would certainly recommend picking up this story when it comes out in trade paperback format.

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6.0
Justice Society of America #23

Feb 2, 2009

Justice Society of America #23 was a solid set-up issue for the Black Adam story arc. However, this issue was not quite as exciting as I was expecting and the inclusion of Black Mary into the story killed much of my interest in this story. Having said that, JSA fans should enjoy this issue and I still have faith that Johns will exit this title on a high note.

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6.0
Justice Society of America #24

Mar 3, 2009

Justice Society of America #24 was nothing special. I would only recommend getting this issue if you are a fan of the Marvel Family. Hopefully, we will get treated with a more exciting read with the next issue.

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8.0
Justice Society of America #29

Jul 31, 2009

Justice Society of America #29 was a fun debut issue for the new creative team. Obviously, Willingham and Sturges are going to bring their own style to this title; but they clearly are still going to respect Johns' run on this title and try and build off what he has done.

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7.5
Justice Society of America Annual #1

Jul 31, 2008

I completely enjoyed Justice Society of America Annual #1. Johns did a fine job bringing Earth-2 back into the DCU. If you are a fan of the characters from Earth-2 then I would imagine that you are going to love this issue. I also think that this issue will appeal to newer fans who may not know much about Earth-2, but that are big fans of continuity and like researching the DCU and learning new aspects of DC's history.

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7.5
Kick-Ass #3

Jun 8, 2008

Kick-Ass #3 was another great read. Millar and Romita are delivering such a breath of fresh air with this title. I love this unusual and non-traditional take on the super hero genre. I would definitely recommend Kick-Ass. This title has a great blend of well crafted stories, good character work, solid dialogue and plenty of wicked action.

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8.0
Kick-Ass #5

Jan 6, 2009

Kick-Ass #5 was an excellent read. Millar is treating the reader to such a unique comic book that is quite a captivating read. We all mindlessly plunk down money out of pure habit for titles that we have been collecting forever even though those titles are no longer quality reads. And we all know which big name titles from Marvel and DC that I am talking about. Instead of spending your money on one of those titles I would definitely urge you to spend that money on Kick-Ass. This is a creator-owned title that is well done and certainly deserves strong support from the comic book reading population.

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8.5
Legion of Super-Heroes (2004) #37

Jan 3, 2008

Legion of Super Heroes #37 was a solid debut issue for the new creative team in Shooter and Manapul. For the first time in a long time I am actually excited about reading the Legion of Super Heroes. I think that we may in store for a quality run with these two gentlemen at the helm. If you haven't tried the Legion of Super Heroes before then this would be a good time to hop aboard this train.

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8.5
Legion of Super-Heroes (2004) #38

Jan 27, 2008

Legion of Super Heroes #38 was another strong read. I realize that I must sound like a total shill for the Legion of Super Heroes. You will have to forgive me for my exuberance about Shooter and Manapul's first two issues on this title. The fact is that this is the first time since Paul Levitz left the Legion that I have been this excited and pumped up about the Legion and the direction that it is headed. Shooter is finally giving us a Legion that is loyal and true to its roots while still being modern and new. Shooter certainly is not just giving us a re-hash of the original version of the Legion. Nor is Shooter simply bending the Legion to fit his own personal desires of what he wants to do with the various characters irrespective of their history.

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8.5
Legion of Super-Heroes (2004) #39

Mar 1, 2008

Legion of Super Heroes #39 was a fantastic read. Shooter has returned the fun and excitement to this title. Once again, I get pumped up in anticipation with the newest issue of the Legion of Super Heroes. It is so refreshing to have a writer on the legion that understands the characters and gives us a read worthy of the Legion's origins instead of his own personal fantasies of how the Legionnaires should act totally irrespective of the history and origin of the Legion.

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7.5
Legion of Super-Heroes (2004) #40

Apr 2, 2008

Legion of Super Heroes #40 was a solid read. Shooter continues to breathe new life into the Legion. If Shooter can tighten up his plotting and pacing then the Legion of Super Heroes will be an absolute gem of a title. Still, despite my complaints with this issue, this is still the best version of the Legion that we have gotten in many years and is definitely a step in the right direction for the future of the Legion.

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8.5
Legion of Super-Heroes (2004) #41

May 5, 2008

Legion of Super Heroes #41 was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Shooter continues to flex his muscles on this title as he clearly shows how a writer is supposed to write the Legion. Shooter is giving us the most entertaining Legion since, well, I can't even remember the last time I had so much fun reading a Legion title. Shooter is delivering a title that boasts strong dialogue, impressive character work and a story that is constructed of numerous plotlines. I would definitely recommend giving the Legion of Super Heroes a try.

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7.0
Manhunter #24

Jul 20, 2006

The Bad : Felt like a course change. A previous issue determined that Dr. Psycho was going to be left with the inhibitors that were turned off early on left on. He was, I believe, as of last isssue, going to be left to his own means. He was not-guilty so some of this was moot in point anyway, other than to illustrate his impulsive nature. And how she know she could short circuit his powers with the knife is beyond me. But I accept it. The writers have my trust from all the previous issues. Things do get explained, eventually.

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8.0
Martian Manhunter #1

Aug 10, 2006

Martian Manhunter #1 was a solid read. Lieberman served up a well written story with several interesting plotlines. Barrionuevo delivered nice looking art. This made Martian Manhunter a well balanced and enjoyable read. I'm glad to see J'onn getting a mini-series that is actually well done. I'm looking forward to the rest of this mini-series.

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8.0
Martian Manhunter #2

Sep 15, 2006

Martian Manhunter #2 was an enjoyable read. Lieberman and Barrionuevo make a good team. I have never read a title written by Lieberman or drawn by Barrionuevo. I must say that both men have impressed me with their work. This is a solid mini-series that is certainly worth giving a try.

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6.5
Martian Manhunter #3

Oct 12, 2006

Martian Manhunter #3 was a bit of a disappointment. I feel that Lieberman lost his focus and direction with this issue. However, the ending was great and the next issue should be a blast. Overall, I'm still pleased with the quality of writing and artwork on this title.

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6.0
Martian Manhunter #4

Nov 13, 2006

Martian Manhunter #4 was a middling read. Barrionuevo's distinctive style is enjoyable and is about the only thing that has captivated my interest over the past two issues. Lieberman started out hot with the first two issues and has seriously wilted over the past two issues. We are now at the halfway point of this mini-series and Lieberman really needs to step up his game and get this story moving in a definite direction.

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6.5
Martian Manhunter #5

Dec 14, 2006

Martian Manhunter #5 was a good rebound issue. Lieberman turned in a good effort and got this mini-series back on track. I am definitely looking forward to the remaining three issues. I think we are in store for a pretty wild finish.

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7.5
Martian Manhunter #6

Jan 15, 2007

Martian Manhunter #6 continues to crank up the intensity as we race to the conclusion of this mini-series. Lieberman has done a nice job re-defining J'onn's personality and his role here on Earth. This is a good mini-series; however, I can't say that I'd recommend that you run out to your local comic book shop and buy it. If you dig J'onn or have some extra money then I'd suggest giving it a try.

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7.5
Martian Manhunter #7

Feb 19, 2007

I'm glad that I stuck through the slow middle part of this mini-series. Lieberman is doing a nice job leaving many questions unanswered as we head into the final issue. Lieberman has set the table for what should be a wild finish to this mini-series.

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7.5
Martian Manhunter #8

Mar 19, 2007

Martian Manhunter #8 was an enjoyable and satisfying ending to a solid mini-series. Lieberman did a good job with this mini-series and finished strong and ended with quite a stunning surprise. Hopefully, we will see more of Martian Manhunter either in a second mini-series or over in the pages of the Justice League of America. If you missed this mini-series, then it would be worth checking out the trade paperback.

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6.0
Marvel 1985 #1

May 31, 2008

Marvel 1985 #1 was such a pleasant surprise. Now, this is definitely not a fast issue nor does it have any action to speak of. However, Marvel 1985 #1 is a great set-up issue that does its job of getting the reader sucked into this story. If you are the type of reader who prefers faster paced stories and plenty of action then I would not recommend getting Marvel 1985 #1. However, if you don't mind a story that is lacking in action then I would certainly recommend you giving Marvel 1985 #1 a try. Plus, we all know that at some point Millar is going to deliver the action in spades. Marvel 1985 #1 is a solid and entertaining issue that is worth the cover price.

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6.0
Marvel 1985 #2

Jul 1, 2008

Marvel 1985 #2 was another enjoyable read. If you enjoy a good mystery story that focuses more on character work and a heavy plot driven story then you should give Marvel 1985 a try. I think you will be pleasantly satisfied. However, if you prefer faster paced stories that have some action then I would suggest avoiding Marvel 1985.

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4.0
Marvel 1985 #4

Aug 25, 2008

Marvel 1985 #4 was average. I do not know how many comic book readers are going to be attracted to this title. There has been very little buzz surrounding Marvel 1985. Part of that is the timing of it coming out during the Secret Invasion and Final Crisis frenzy. But, part of it is also the fact that this story has been slow and dry. Still, we have lots to resolve with just the final two issues so Millar may have two exciting and action packed issues in store for us.

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8.0
Midnighter #1

Nov 2, 2006

Midnighter #1 was a well written and exciting read. Midnighter scores the elusive first "win" for Wildstorm here at The Revolution. Ennis delivers an intriguing character in Midnighter and a story that is full of some serious violence. If you like ass-kicking action, but actually want quality writing to go along with it then Midnighter is definitely your title. Give it a try.

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8.5
Midnighter #2

Dec 9, 2006

Midnighter #2 was another good read. Ennis delivers an exciting and action packed storyline with a violent ass-kicking protagonist. Midnighter is certainly a comic book that action fans will enjoy reading. Midnighter isn't cerebral and it won't appeal to people who enjoy slower paced and more intricate and deep stories. But, Midnighter is a solid action comic book that is rather entertaining. I'd certainly recommend this title.

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8.0
Mighty Avengers #1

Mar 8, 2007

Mighty Avengers #1 was a blast to read. Bendis did a good job delivering a quality debut issue that got this initial story arc off to a fast start. I think that this title has the potential to be a pretty good read each and every month. If you have been missing classic Avengers adventures ever since Civil War reared its head then Mighty Avengers is definitely for you.

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7.5
Mighty Avengers #2

Apr 25, 2007

Mighty Avengers #2 was a slightly better than average read. Bendis really needs to pick up the pace and get this story moving. Mighty Avengers #2 definitely did not deliver the excitement that I was expecting after a very strong debut issue and a great hook ending.

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7.0
Mighty Avengers #3

May 18, 2007

Mighty Avengers #3 continues to trend that Bendis has established of not being in a hurry to advance a single plotline. I just don't think that a team title is best suited for Bendis' talents. I know that Marvel wants to have a big name on the Avengers, but I just don't think Bendis is the man to get the job done.

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8.5
Mighty Avengers #4

Jul 27, 2007

Mighty Avengers #4 was an excellent rebound issue from the past two issues that were rather pedestrian. It is nice that Bendis finally got this story back on track with a rather exciting issue. I just hope that Might Avengers #4 is evidence that Bendis is beginning to hit his stride on this title and that we have plenty more entertaining reads ahead of us.

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8.5
Mighty Avengers #5

Oct 22, 2007

Mighty Avengers #5 was a good read. Mighty Avengers certainly offers up better dialogue, character work, action and artwork that its sister title in New Avengers. It is nice to get a story arc that is fitting for an Avengers title. Mighty Avengers serves readers all the necessary ingredients for a quality Avengers story a big name monster villain, an Earth threatening crisis and tons of action.

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4.5
Mighty Avengers #7

Jan 14, 2008

Mighty Avengers #7 was pretty much a waste of paper and time. And due to Cho's inability to keep a monthly deadline, the next issue of Mighty Avengers is also going to be a waste. So far, this title has failed to do much to make me want to recommend that anyone spend their hard earned money on it. I'd definitely say that now is not the time to jump onto Mighty Avengers. Let the stale Venom symbiote story run its course and then maybe see if this title is worth picking up.

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4.0
Mighty Avengers #8

Feb 4, 2008

Mighty Avengers #8 was another pedestrian effort. If you are a big fan of Bendis, dig the old plotlines and themes from Civil War or like mindless brawls then pick up this issue. I think you will probably enjoy it. However, for the rest of the comic book readers out there I have to recommend passing on Mighty Avengers #8. It is just a regurgitation of what we already got in New Avengers #36 and it isn't worth your hard earned money. Just wait for Mighty Avengers #9 when the Doctor Doom story arc gets kicked off.

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8.0
Mighty Avengers #9

Feb 24, 2008

Mighty Avengers #9 was a fun action adventure story with a legit big-time villain. This is what I expect when I pick up an issue of the Avengers. I was pleasantly surprised that Bendis was able to crank out such an enjoyable issue. Readers who love what is currently being given to us on New Avengers probably won't dig this issue. But, I would certainly recommend Mighty Avengers #9 to any readers who enjoy an action packed issue that is nothing more than an enjoyable bit of escapism.

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7.5
Mighty Avengers #10

Mar 17, 2008

Mighty Avengers #10 was an enjoyable read. I can only hope that Bendis manages to keep this title rolling in order to make up for the plodding, pointless and dull read that we get each and every month on New Avengers. However, Mighty Avengers still isn't good enough for me to recommend it to any comic book reader. This title will probably only appeal to comic book readers who like action over drama and don't mind a read that is a bit thin.

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6.5
Mighty Avengers #12

Apr 25, 2008

I found Mighty Avengers #12 to be an enjoyable read. I have been rather neutral on the entire Secret Invasion story. However, Bendis managed to get me more interested in Secret Invasion with this issue. Yes, this was a slow story, but I liked seeing how Bendis has been planning this Skrull invasion for quite some time. Bendis does a good job giving more back-story to the Secret Invasion and teasing the reader with hints about who may or may not be a Skrull.

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7.0
Mighty Avengers #13

May 9, 2008

I found Mighty Avengers #13 to be an enjoyable read. This issue was a solid set-up issue as Bendis continues to fill the reader in on the back-story with what Nick Fury has been up to in the past year. I continue to find the Secret Invasion tie-in issues to be much more captivating reads than what we get over on Secret Invasion itself.

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7.0
Mighty Avengers #14

May 24, 2008

Mighty Avengers #14 was another excellent Secret Invasion tie-in issue. The joy of Secret Invasion continues to be the back-story and build up to the event rather than the event itself. With this big event the journey is truly more compelling than the destination. Even if you are summarily unimpressed with what Bendis is giving us on Secret Invasion itself, I would still recommend giving Mighty Avengers #14 a try. These tie-in issues are well crafted and balanced reads.

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6.0
Mighty Avengers #15

Jun 26, 2008

Mighty Avengers #15 was a slightly better than average read. This was certainly one of the weaker Secret Invasion tie-in issues that I have read. And this issue bordered on being a simple time waster. And that is totally understandable as Secret Invasion itself is sure to be taking up plenty of Bendis' time and efforts. Still, I would not recommend wasting your hard earned money on Mighty Avengers #15. There is nothing that happens in this issue that will add to your experience over on Secret Invasion itself.

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4.5
Mighty Avengers #16

Jul 20, 2008

Mighty Avengers #16 was a rather average read. You certainly do not need to read Mighty Avengers #16 in order to enjoy the story over on Secret Invasion. This issue also may not appeal to many Avengers fans since the story pretty much has nothing to do with a single Avenger. On the other hand, action fans will probably love all of the furious fighting that we get in Mighty Avengers #16. If you are in the mood for a huge mindless brawlfest then you might want to get this issue.

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7.0
Mighty Avengers #18

Sep 22, 2008

Mighty Avengers #18 succeeds in being a neat Nick Fury and the new Howling Commandos story, but fails in being a quality Secret Invasion tie-in issue. I knew that having nothing but Secret Invasion tie-in issues on New Avengers and Mighty Avengers in store for us for all of 2008 would mean that we would get stories that paid less attention on the Avengers themselves. However, I have to admit that I am getting tired of purchasing Mighty Avengers and not getting a story that even tangentially deals with the Avengers.

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6.0
Mighty Avengers #20

Dec 22, 2008

Mighty Avengers #20 was a schizophrenic issue. Everything leading up to the funeral scene was such an enjoyable read. Then the wheels fell off the story and it the funeral scene was a complete mess. I am ready to put Bendis' run on Mighty Avengers behind me and focus on the positive. And there is plenty of be positive about with Dan Slott coming aboard this title with the next issue. I have all the faith in the world that Slott will be able to revive this title and finally give the readers at least one excellently crafted and entertaining Avengers title.

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7.0
Mighty Avengers #21

Jan 31, 2009

If you have not been impressed with Bendis' New Avengers and Mighty Avengers then Slott's Mighty Avengers is the title for you. If you like your Avengers done in their classic style full of tradition and steeped in their glorious continuity and history then this title is for you. On the other hand, if you do not like traditional big time super hero team titles in the vein of the Justice League of America and prefer a darker, grittier street level super team then this title is not for you.

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7.0
Mighty Avengers #22

Mar 1, 2009

Mighty Avengers #22 was a solid read. This is a classic super hero story that should appeal to readers who are not fans of what Bendis is giving us with New Avengers. However, it should be noted that Mighty Avengers #22 is not "gritty" or "realistic." There is no "trendy" casual dialogue in this issue. If you are not a fan of traditional super hero tales then you might not enjoy Mighty Avengers #22.

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9.0
Moon Knight #1

Apr 8, 2006

David Finch's art is just fantastic. Absolutely beautiful. Finch perfectly captures the proper feel of Moon Knight. Finch's art creates a wonderful darkness and a gorgeous somber tone. Finch does a great job shouldering the burden of Huston not using much dialogue. That puts a lot of pressure on the artist to convey the words and emotions through their art. And Finch comes through in a huge way. Then last 6 pages, Finch's art sucks the reader into Marc Spector's emotionally unstable universe. Well done.

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9.0
Moon Knight #2

May 18, 2006

The Bad: As you can tell, I'm going to have nothing negative to say about Moon Knight #2. This is an excellent comic book. Huston and Finch are doing a stellar job on this new Moon Knight. It feels like the old classic Moon Knight, but doesn't feel like a stale and unoriginal re-hash. Well done.

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8.0
Moon Knight #3

Jul 2, 2006

Moon Knight #3 was another fantastic issue. Hudson and Finch deserve a lot of credit for delivering a solid read issue after issue. Moon Knight is one of the top 5 comics on the market right now. This title will not appeal to readers who shy away from overly dark, depressing and violent comic books. However, to everyone else, this is a comic book that you need to give a try. I think most of you will enjoy it.

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8.0
Moon Knight #4

Aug 4, 2006

Moon Knight #4 was another extraordinary issue by Huston and Finch. These two gentlemen make an excellent team. I hope that Marvel keeps these two guys together on Moon Knight for a good long time. Right now, Moon Knight is one of the Top 5 books that Marvel is publishing. If you don't mind a dark and violent comic then give Moon Knight a try.

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8.5
Moon Knight #5

Sep 25, 2006

Moon Knight #5 was an awesome read. Huston just keeps getting better and better. Huston's strong writing is perfectly complimented by Finch's art. Moon Knight is certainly one of Marvel's best titles. I hope Marvel locks up Huston to a long term contract to write this title. I fear that without Huston, this title becomes a much weaker read. Definitely check out Moon Knight. If you like dark, brooding and violent then it doesn't get any better than this.

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8.5
Moon Knight #6

Nov 17, 2006

Moon Knight #6 is another great read. Huston and Finch are in impressive team and then are cranking out a comic book that is consistently an incredible read each month. I hope that Huston decides to stick around on Moon Knight for longer than 12 issues. Marvel has hit a home run with Moon Knight. I definitely recommend this title. If you don't mind the dark mood and the bloody violence, then you certainly won't be disappointed.

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7.5
Moon Knight #7

Jan 31, 2007

Moon Knight #7 was another solid read. This issue was probably the weakest issue so far on this title. However, a weak Huston written Moon Knight issue is still better than your average comic book on the market. If you haven't given Moon Knight a try then I seriously recommend you do so. This title is certainly worth your money.

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8.0
Moon Knight #8

Mar 15, 2007

Moon Knight #8 was another fine read. Huston continues to turn out one of Marvel's strongest reads. I have no idea what is going to happen once Huston's 12 issue run on this title ends. I don't see how any writer is going to be able to follow what Huston has done on this title. I would be thrilled if Marvel could re-sign Huston for another 12 issue run.

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8.5
Moon Knight #9

Apr 23, 2007

Moon Knight #9 is another impressive read. Huston continues to amaze with his spectacular run on this title. I don't know how Marvel can let Huston leave after just twelve issues. Marvel absolutely needs to do everything in their power to keep Huston on this title. I definitely recommend giving Moon Knight a try. It has excellent writing that gives the reader good character work, strong dialogue and intense action.

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7.5
Moon Knight #10

May 22, 2007

Moon Knight #10 was another solid issue. Yeah, it was filler and it certainly broke the flow that Huston had created on this story arc. However, a filler issue from Huston on Moon Knight is still better than most regular issues on other titles.

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7.0
Moon Knight #11

Jun 25, 2007

Moon Knight #11 is another solid read. Huston continues to impress me with his work resurrecting Moon Knight's character within the 616 universe. It is a shame that Marvel still does not have a replacement for Huston and that Moon Knight appears headed for a hiatus of an undetermined length of time. If you haven't been getting Huston's run on Moon Knight, then definitely pick up the trade paperback whenever it comes out.

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8.0
Moon Knight #13

Oct 27, 2007

Moon Knight #13 was a fitting and completely satisfying end to Huston's run on this title. I have been so impressed with Huston's resurrection of Moon Knight's character. Huston has absolutely nailed the core essence of what makes Moon Knight so amazing. Huston managed to evoke a mood reminiscent of the seminal Moon Knight team of Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz while still putting his own unique stamp on the Moon Knight mythos. If you missed Huston's run on Moon Knight, then definitely get his thirteen issue run whenever it is released as a trade paperback. It will be well worth your money.

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8.0
New Avengers #15

Jan 28, 2006

Im sticking with the New Avengers because it is a solid comic. However, it doesnt blow me away and I dont think that Bendis is suited for this title. The New Avengers feels a bit generic, but the writing is not bad and the art rocks.

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3.0
New Avengers #17

Mar 24, 2006

While I loved the "Super-Hero Impact Work," I cringed that it had to be Luke Cage's idea and that he was the one that had to explain it to the reporter. Once again, if it is "urban" then only a black character can be involved. Only a black character would care about helping out the ghettos of our country. It is just so stereotypical. If it is science related then trot out the white guys like Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Reed Richards, etc. But, if it is "urban" in anyway, shape or form, then bring out the black super-hero. C'mon Bendis, you are more creative than that.

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8.0
New Avengers #18

Apr 22, 2006

The Bad: I don't have too many complaints. The art is a bit inconsistent and overall is nothing incredible.

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6.0
New Avengers #19

May 26, 2006

I honestly don't think I would recommend the New Avengers to a non-Avengers fan. I think there are far too many other comics out there that are much more worth your money. Titles like Daredevil, Captain America, 52, Teen Titans, etc.

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4.0
New Avengers #20

Jun 21, 2006

New Avengers #20 was simply a lousy read. This was a fitting ending to an unimpressive and pointless storyline. I would not recommend New Avengers to anyone other than a die-hard Bendis fan or a die-hard Avengers fan. It simply isn't that good and is not worth your hard earned money. There are plenty of better comic books on the market worth your money.

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6.0
New Avengers #21

Jun 28, 2006

I found New Avengers #21 to be flat and rather uninspiring. Nothing new happened in this issue. It wasn't particularly interesting. I didn't find the dialogue to be enthralling. Bendis continues to un-impress me on the Avengers. Hopefully, the next issue will be more exciting. I still can't recommend the New Avengers to anyone.

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2.5
New Avengers #22

Jul 27, 2006

I found New Avengers #22 to be a terrible read. Combine a weak and uninteresting storyline that advances no plotlines with artwork that is unimpressive and unattractive and you have the ingredients for a real stinker. This issue was certainly not worth the $3.00 I paid for it. Bendis continues to fail to impress me with his run on the New Avengers. Bendis is very talented. I hope that he can turn the corner on this comic book and finally deliver some entertaining and well crafted issues. At this point, I certainly wouldn't recommend New Avengers.

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5.0
New Avengers #23

Aug 29, 2006

New Avengers #23 was yet another uninteresting and wasted issue for me. If you love Spider-Woman than you will very much enjoy this issue. If you enjoy one-sided and very predictable stories then you will also enjoy this issue. If you like seeing large Iron Packages then you will most definitely enjoy this issue. Civil War couldn't end soon enough for me. I can't wait to get some good old fashioned Avengers goodness in my Avengers comic.

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6.5
New Avengers #24

Oct 27, 2006

New Avengers #24 continues the trend of dull and meaningless Civil War tie-in issues. New Avengers has been stuck in neutral ever since the start of the Civil War mini-series. Unfortunately, it looks like we are still due several more pure filler issues. I can't wait for the New Avengers to return to telling interesting story arcs involving the Avengers. Unless you are a die-hard Bendis fan or a die-hard Civil War fan, I'd recommend waiting on buying the New Avengers until the Civil War has ended.

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4.5
New Avengers #25

Nov 16, 2006

New Avengers #25 is another pedestrian read. Bendis continues to completely unimpress me with his feeble efforts on these Civil War tie-in issues. Unless you are a huge Bendis fan and blindly love everything he does, or you can't get enough of the Civil War tie-in issues, then I'd avoid New Avengers until the Civil War tie-in issues mercifully come to an end.

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8.0
New Avengers #26

Dec 21, 2006

Man, this issue made me realize how much I miss Bendis and Maleev's Daredevil. New Avengers #26 was an extremely pleasant surprise. It was great to actually get a quality read on this title for the first time in a very long time. Unfortunately, the Civil War tie-ins get cranked back up with the next issue. At least, I got treated to an absolute gem of a story in this issue.

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3.5
New Avengers #27

Feb 12, 2007

New Avengers #27 reverted back to the boring and painfully uninteresting Civil War tie-in issues that we have been treated to for what seems like an eternity. This issue pretty much was another wasted issue. I could care less about Maya and whatever she is doing over in Japan. Of course, if you dig Maya then you will most certainly enjoy this issue. If you enjoy how Bendis has been handling his past Civil War tie-in issues then you will also definitely enjoy Avengers #27. If you don't fall into one of those two groups then I'd suggest you save your money and bypass this issue.

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3.5
New Avengers #28

Mar 16, 2007

New Avengers #28 was a total miss with me. I found it to be a rather tedious and bland read. Bendis has failed to get me interested in a single plotline. And Yu's artwork isn't my style of art so it fails to boost a sagging storyline.

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2.5
New Avengers #29

Apr 12, 2007

New Avengers #29 was another boring read. I hope that Bendis is able to get this title moving and create an interesting story. I have always thought that Bendis struggled when handling a team title versus a solo title. At this point, I wouldn't mind seeing a switch at the writer position. I know that is simply not going to happen, but maybe that would be the shake up that this title needs to break it out of this rut it seems stuck in.

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1.5
New Avengers #30

May 11, 2007

New Avengers #30 was just a complete mess of an issue. This was a horrid read. Both the writing and the artwork combined for a real stinker of an issue. I have no faith in Bendis being able to right this ship and make the New Avengers a quality read. I would only recommend the New Avengers if you are a big fan of one of the members of the New Avengers or if you just love Electra and the Hand.

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2.0
New Avengers #31

Jun 14, 2007

New Avengers #31 is another in a long string of real stinkers. Bendis continues to completely unimpress me with his lackluster effort on this title. I really expect more from a writer the caliber of Bendis. I find this title to be poorly written and containing truly awful artwork. I would only recommend New Avengers if you are a massive Avengers fan or a big fan of Yu's artwork. Otherwise, there are plenty other titles on the market of a much higher quality that are more worthy of your money.

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3.0
New Avengers #32

Jul 13, 2007

New Avengers #32 was another boring read. If it weren't for the final two pages of this issue, this terminally slow issue would have been absolutely brutal. However, Bendis has managed to give us good endings in the past two issues, so maybe there is hope that Bendis is turning the corner and may eventually make New Avengers at least an average to slightly above average read.

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2.5
New Avengers #33

Aug 12, 2007

New Avengers #33 continues the trend of meandering and boring reads that Bendis has trotted out each and every month for quite some time now. I imagine that if you are simply a huge Bendis fan and love everything that he puts out then you will probably dig this issue. Maybe it is just me, but Bendis has failed to give this title any direction or purpose and simply re-hashes the same dialogue and themes over and over again with each issue.

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1.5
New Avengers #34

Sep 18, 2007

New Avengers #34 was another pathetic read. Bendis continues to gag it each and every month on this title. Unless you are a massive Avengers fan or a loyal Bendis fan, I simply cannot recommend wasting your money on this title. Seriously, if I was not getting my comic books for free I certainly wouldn't be wasting my cash on this title.

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1.0
New Avengers #35

Oct 16, 2007

New Avengers #35 was another dreadful read. Bendis continues to stumble around like a blind man in the desert with no point or purpose to this title. Only die-hard Avengers fans or Bendis loyalists should bother getting this title. Other than those two groups, I can't imagine anyone else finding New Avengers to be anything interesting. I certainly wouldn't recommend wasting your money on this title when there are so many other titles much more deserving of your hard earned cash.

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2.5
New Avengers #36

Nov 22, 2007

New Avengers #36 was another pathetic read. I know that some people dig this title. I'm at a loss for what could be found entertaining with what Bendis is doing on this title. This is one of the slowest moving titles on the market. I feel like Bendis is pulling a joke on the reader by seeing how little he can do on each issue and still get readers to come back for more.

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5.5
New Avengers #39

Mar 31, 2008

New Avengers #39 was just a time waster until Secret Invasion #1 comes out. There is no reason that you need to waste your money on this issue. I would only recommend New Avengers #39 to hardcore Avengers fans and any big Echo fans that may be out there.

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7.5
New Avengers #40

May 2, 2008

New Avengers #40 was an enjoyable read. And if you are a regular follower of The Revolution you know it is a rare day that I compliment this title. This might be one of the signs of the Apocalypse. If you are enjoying the Secret Invasion storyline then I recommend that you get this issue. You will certainly dig New Avengers #40. We get plenty of critical back-story in this issue. However, if you aren't into Secret Invasion then I would recommend passing on this issue. New Avengers #40 has nothing to do with the Avengers themselves.

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6.5
New Avengers #41

Jun 2, 2008

New Avengers #41 wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't anything great. This was simply a resolutely average read. Unless you are craving everything related to Secret Invasion then I wouldn't recommend spending your money on this issue. You definitely do not need to read New Avengers #41 in order to enjoy the events over on Secret Invasion.

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7.0
New Avengers #42

Jun 27, 2008

New Avengers #42 was another good Secret Invasion tie-in issues. Bendis continues to do an impressive job seamlessly meshing the Secret Invasion back-story into the Marvel universe history. I still find the Secret Invasion tie-in issues to be more enjoyable that Secret Invasion itself.

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4.5
New Avengers #43

Jul 27, 2008

New Avengers #43 is nothing more than filler designed to further stretch out Secret Invasion's shallow story. Do not bother wasting your hard earned money on New Avengers #43. This Secret Invasion tie-in issue will not enhance your enjoyment of the story taking place on Secret Invasion itself. I do not think that even fans of Secret Invasion will find this issue anything particularly interesting. And I definitely do not think that Avengers fans will find this issue appealing, either. This issue really has nothing to do with the Avengers at all. Of course, that could be said for every issue of New Avengers for quite some time now.

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4.5
New Avengers #47

Dec 5, 2008

New Avengers #47 was nothing more than pure filler. It was blatantly obvious that Bendis was just stalling and wasting panel space until Secret Invasion concluded so that the Dark Reign plotlines could be kicked off in full force. Unless you are a huge Luke Cage fan, there is absolutely no reason at all to waste your money on this issue.

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6.5
New Avengers #48

Dec 29, 2008

New Avengers #48 was largely a pedestrian read that was saved by an incredibly exciting ending. However, I have to say that I have a positive feeling about the future of this title. I think that this ending signals that Bendis may be ready to turn the corner on this title and finally start delivering some exciting Avengers-related stories. Without a doubt, Secret Invasion dominated Bendis' attention and it showed in the pages of this title as Bendis largely phone in his effort on New Avengers over the past year. Hopefully, New Avengers will get back on track and flourish under the new Dark Reign direction of the 616 Universe.

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5.0
New Avengers #49

Feb 3, 2009

New Avengers #49 was a pedestrian read that continues to give the reader a stale story. Bendis needs to give the New Avengers an appealing direction in the wake of Secret Invasion in order to set it apart from the rest of the great and interesting titles that Marvel has spinning out of Secret Invasion. Dark Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Thunderbolts are all interesting titles that get the reader excited about the possibilities of Dark Reign. And Agents of Atlas and Secret Warriors both look like neat titles with plenty of potential.

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3.5
New Avengers #50

Feb 27, 2009

New Avengers #50 was an extremely disappointing read. And it is made even more so by the fact that Bendis is capable of giving us a much better effort than what he turns in on this title every month. Ultimate Spider-Man is a consistently good read. Dark Avengers has been entertaining. However, New Avengers continues to be one of the most unimpressive reads that Marvel publishes.

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5.5
New Avengers #54

Jul 1, 2009

New Avengers #54 was an average at best issue. At $4.00 a pop, New Avengers remains a poor value. The reader gets a shallow story that is not worth the cover price. I would only recommend New Avengers #54 to die-hard Bendis fans and to Brother Voodoo fans.

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3.5
New Avengers Annual #2

Feb 4, 2008

New Avengers Annual #2 was another boring and repetitive read. This title is stuck in one incredibly deep rut. I don't know when if ever Bendis is going to make New Avengers a quality read. Bendis simply isn't suited for a team title like the Avengers. Instead, Marvel should keep Bendis on titles like Ultimate Spider-Man that plays to his strengths.

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