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Location: Florida, The US of A Joined: Aug 16, 2023 About Me: Hey I sometimes have strong opinions, hope you're OK with that. Big time DC fan, dollar bin junkie and collector, appreciator of the female form bad/good girl comics, and other oddities.

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skullface reviewed Power Girl #6 Feb 29, 2024
5.0

Leah Williams continues to make a not so great Power Girl comic that's devoid of both action and interesting plots. Why is Supergirl and Power Girl investigating a psychedelic drug that teleports people? Who knows!?

Power Girl #6

By: Leah Williams, Marguerite Sauvage
Released: Feb 28, 2024

The citizens of Metropolis are missing! Looking for an escape, many have fallen victim to Avalon, a new street drug that transports you to a simpler era...the Medieval Times! And turns out that it's not just a trip you take in your mind, people are being physically transported to this magical plane too! Looks like a job for Power Girl and her new b...

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Softboy reviewed Trinity Special #1 Jan 30, 2024
3.5

Trinity punching Diana reminded me of that one issue in Batman / Catwoman where Helena fought Selina. Didn’t like this new story, and I stand by my theory that the Super Sons were the real stars of the backup not Trinity. $6 for essentially an extra backup is not worth it. Don’t know how you make the daughter of Wonder Woman uninteresting and unlikable, but King found a way.

Trinity Special #1

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jan 31, 2024

Featuring DC’s brightest new star, Trinity! Discover Lizzie’s earliest adventures as she takes the world of heroes by storm! Reprinting the character’s first appearance alongside hilarious tales of the little Amazon and her Super Son babysitters, this special will be an instant classic for fans old and new. Plus, a brand-new story from the al...

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skullface - Jan 31, 2024

Huh, I actually kind of like Lizzie, her relationship with Jon and Damien was heartwarming.

skullface reviewed Power Girl: Uncovered #1 Jan 31, 2024
7.5

I normally don't pick up gimmick comics but I am weak to blonde Kryptonian women. DC has been releasing these "uncovered" books which are just cover galleries for $6. If the books featured more classic covers like this I'd more inclined to buy in again.

Ultimately the book sets out to be a fairly balanced gallery of popular comic cover art. I wish there was more cover at from older seri more

Power Girl: Uncovered #1

By: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau
Released: Jan 31, 2024

There’s no stopping Power Girl! Celebrate the Earth-2 hero’s triumphant return to the DCU with this gallery of awe-inspiring covers by the all-star artists who have brought her to life over the years!

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skullface reviewed Trinity Special #1 Jan 31, 2024
8.5

Tom King writing young characters reads like a completely different author versus him writing almost any other property. The trio of heroes (Damien, Jon, Lizzie) are a fun group to see them interacting, lots of bickering and love between what are 'siblings' between the original trinity of DC's mythos. This is a collection of the backup stories at the end of the Wonder Woman issues which is great i more

Trinity Special #1

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jan 31, 2024

Featuring DC’s brightest new star, Trinity! Discover Lizzie’s earliest adventures as she takes the world of heroes by storm! Reprinting the character’s first appearance alongside hilarious tales of the little Amazon and her Super Son babysitters, this special will be an instant classic for fans old and new. Plus, a brand-new story from the al...

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7.0

Enjoyable for the most part but I'm not going to bother with Challengers of the Unknown or The Bumble Bee story as those didn't look interesting enough to bother reading. Metamorpho and Bat-Mite story stole the show though, and I appreciate the addition of more silver age elements. Can Metamorpho make a return to World's Finest? I hope so!

Recommended.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest Annual: 2024

By: Mark Waid, Edwin Galmon
Released: Jan 31, 2024

It’s the world’s finest annual! As the battle against Magog rages on Earth-22, Batman and Superman discover a surprising secret by way of the 5th dimension! Meanwhile, Metamorpho’s story picks up after the events of the Elementary arc as our hero journeys deep within an ancient tomb that may have a hidden, deadly connection to his secret orig...

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skullface reviewed Ghost Machine One-Shot #1 Jan 28, 2024
8.5

For a launching pad of a new comic universe, I'd have to say this is more of a sampler than a launch for the Ghost Machine imprint. That being said, the main three stories; Geiger, Redcoat and Rook were all extremely short but on point reads with absolutely solid art. Redcoat is great if you're into history themed stories, Geiger if you're into a revenge superhero book and Rook appears to be a nea more

Ghost Machine One-Shot #1

By: Geoff Johns, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jan 24, 2024

A Groundbreaking New Era for Comics, Characters, and Creators Begins Here! From the powerhouse creative collective that is Ghost Machine comes an extra-sized 48-page special introducing its all-new shared universes of strange, fun, and action-packed characters: Geiger! Redcoat! Rook! The Rocketfellers! And many, many more! What ties G...

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skullface reviewed Power Girl #5 Jan 23, 2024
6.0

Reader be advised; this comic has 2 pages of actual written dialogue. There's not much to say here; Streaky (not Stinky, who's PG's original cat) goes on a mission to rescue cats and dogs from an underground animal trafficking situation. It's well drawn, but I feel like it's something of a waste of a properly decent artist on what is essentially an inventory issue. The last two pages sets up the n more

Power Girl #5

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Jan 24, 2024

The cat’s out of the bag-Streaky takes center stage in a hair-raising adventure! Will the super-pet have what it takes to save Metropolis from its greatest canine threat? Or has the city really gone to the dogs?

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skullface reviewed Catwoman #58 Jan 22, 2024
5.0

I could barely make it through this issue.

Is anyone interested in this "war" event? How many times has Gotham been held hostage, invaded, or threatened in the last 4 years? Way too many times to count. Please for the love of God, do not let Tini Howard write Batman. I don't want to see DC's titular hero being reduced to whining and moping, basically on his knees for Mommy Selina. Same more

Catwoman #58

By: Tini Howard, Nico Leon
Released: Oct 18, 2023

THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF THE GOTHAM WAR! Every general puts their plans into play as Selina Kyle's cat's cradle threatens to pull the city apart. Red Hood, fundamentally changed, struggles to find his new role in this broken city. Claws fly, secrets are told, and hearts are on the line in the penultimate chapter of the Gotham War event.

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skullface reviewed Catwoman #59 Jan 22, 2024
8.0

Considerably more interesting and a breath of fresh air compared to the slog that was the Gotham War event.

Catwoman is cursed with 9 lives, but isn't sure if the markings on her back are actually related to lost lives. This sort of reads like an inventory issue but it's light enough to keep me interested. Selina goes to meet Valmont's old lover, Paola Molina, to confront her and tell more

Catwoman #59

By: Tini Howard, Stefano Raffaele
Released: Nov 22, 2023

Nine Lives part one. The Catwoman we know has vanished. Selina Kyle is gone. She's no longer Gotham's fugitive--she's its ghost. After the events of The Gotham War, Selina leaves the city a forever-changed woman with a plan: nine deadly missions, each one set aside for their certain lethality--only possible for a cat with nine lives.

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ItsJess reviewed Catwoman #60 Dec 19, 2023
3.5

Wretched narration. Crazy that this writer is being given more work, much less the GCS.

Catwoman #60

By: Tini Howard, Stefano Raffaele
Released: Dec 20, 2023

NINE LIVES PART TWO. Somewhere in one of the world's most beautiful cities, a dance to the death is taking place. The setting? An accursed theater where no matter the play in question, the stakes are life and death, with a prize worth more than its weight in gold. And at the heart of it all stalks the devilishly deviant Flamingo and his latest cost...

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skullface - Jan 21, 2024

Was this comic that bad? It seemed pretty inoffensive to me.

ItsJess - Jan 22, 2024

It wasn't too terrible compared to her other work, but the narration, particularly on (if I recall correctly) page 1 was really awful. Combine that with the 9-ways-to-die concept and other stupid shit like being "killed" on stage in an entirely mundane manner incongruent with the idea of Flamingo's little event, then being merely deposited in an alley, and its pretty bad.

skullface reviewed Catwoman #60 Jan 21, 2024
7.0

An entirely OK issue that really makes you wonder if the writer actually knows much about deadly injections. Even if a deadly injection misses a major artery it can still be fatal but WHATEVER this is comics and small details like that should be brushed to the side (probably).

Eduardo Flamingo is a gross villain from the best days of Morrison's writing for DC, and it's good to see him b more

Catwoman #60

By: Tini Howard, Stefano Raffaele
Released: Dec 20, 2023

NINE LIVES PART TWO. Somewhere in one of the world's most beautiful cities, a dance to the death is taking place. The setting? An accursed theater where no matter the play in question, the stakes are life and death, with a prize worth more than its weight in gold. And at the heart of it all stalks the devilishly deviant Flamingo and his latest cost...

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skullface reviewed Catwoman #61 Jan 21, 2024
8.0

I've yet to read much of Tini Howard's Catwoman, but I'm trying to keep an open mind about the comics I read (although her Harley Quinn comics are about the worst books I've read in a while).

Selina starts the issue off feeling stronger than ever and revitalized, ready to take on challenges since she is getting cocky about having ever lives, literally. She can die and come back to life more

Catwoman #61

By: Tini Howard, Stefano Raffaele
Released: Jan 17, 2024

Selina Kyle goes on her most daring and deadly heist yet-leaping headfirst into the heart of a melted-down nuclear reactor to steal highly valuable corium. But can she escape with only losing just one life…or are all her nine extra lives about to burn away?!

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4.0

A little kid striking out in a tee ball game. A basketball player laying a bring on a breakaway dunk. A DC comic book involving the Justice League, Godzilla, and King Kong. What do all three of thees have in common? Completely screwing up what seems to be the easiest thing possible.

A comic book about superheroes and a giant lizard and ape should have been non-stop action with insane d more

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #2

By: Brian Buccellato, Christian Duce
Released: Nov 22, 2023

Legendary's Monsterverse has been unleashed on the DC Universe, and cities are threatened across the globe! From Metropolis to Gotham City to Themyscira, the Justice League scrambles to protect the citizens from these raging titans! What role has the Legion of Doom played in all this monster madness, and how will the tide of battle change...when a ...

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skullface reviewed Jackpot #1 Jan 18, 2024
6.0

Being a complete normie to Marvel, I didn't know what to expect. Why is MJ a superhero? Who the hell is Paul?? There's a gang war going on in New York and they need Mary Jane Watson to help Spider-Man fight the thugs??

Why? I thought NYC was filled to the gills with superheroes, so what's so important about this story? I will admit the art is solid and MJ looks good as a superhero but u more

Jackpot #1

By: Celeste Bronfman, Joey Vazquez
Released: Jan 17, 2024

ALWAYS BET ON RED!
•  A GANG WAR TIE-IN!
•  Mary Jane Watson, A.K.A. JACKPOT, gets her first solo super story since her debut in ASM #31!
•  New York City is in chaos as the super-powered criminal gangs are at war, and it's all hands on deck!
•  It's a baptism by fire, but, come on, this is Mary Jane. What CAN'T she ...

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skullface reviewed Sirens Gate #5 Jan 18, 2024
5.5

I really want to like this book, but I really can't. How can a comic have 5 issues and move the plot so little. Maer's paneling isn't strong, and his illustrations seem too stiff and don't convey a sense of movement. I literally forgot I was subbed to this comic. Can you believe it's getting a season 2???

Sirens Gate #5

By: Shannon Maer
Released: Jan 17, 2024

The mystery surrounding Lady Rose is beyond anything Tara could have imagined. From humble beginnings as her literary idol turned lover, Tara must once again struggle to handle a new truth. The question of who Lady Rose really is, and the ultimate agenda surrounding her interest in Tara is about be revealed. With this knowledge comes the most terri...

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skullface reviewed Batman and Robin #5 Jan 11, 2024
8.0

Most people don't like slower issues like this, but compared to the high stakes of the mainline Batman book (which I don't care to read since issue #130), it's good to read a comic about the best father-son duo in comics, Batman and Robin.

Slower paced, but Damien is getting closer, he feels, to the truth about the principal of his high school. He swears up and down it's his old trainer more

Batman and Robin #5

By: Joshua Williamson, Nikola Cizmesija
Released: Jan 10, 2024

Batman and Robin have been separated! Batman works with White Rabbit to track down the new femme fatale Shush while his son, Damian, hunts down the criminal mastermind who is targeting his father! But Damian won’t like who he finds! Don’t miss out on the shocking ending!

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skullface reviewed Action Comics #1061 Jan 11, 2024
8.0

I will admit I bought this comic with a lot of apprehension; as a comic reader who enjoys DC very strongly over Marvel, seeing more of Marvel's stable coming over doesn't sit well with me, as I feel the writers of Marvel don't always understand the characters in the DC Universe (see Tini Howard and Leah Williams).

Bizarro! It's actually the first time I've seen him in a modern comic sin more

Action Comics #1061

By: Jason Aaron, John Timms
Released: Jan 10, 2024

THE WIZARD, BIZARRO! Jason Aaron writes Superman for the very first time, teaming up with all-star artist John Timms to present a startling new vision of the Man of Steel’s strangest foe. When Superman’s doppelgänger discovers a dark secret about himself, it unleashes the most dangerous version of Bizarro the world has ever seen.

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skullface reviewed Green Lantern #7 Jan 10, 2024
8.5

After the amazing and off the wall issue that was #6, this was a good slower pace that set up the conflict with Sinestro and leads into questions why he may be around Earth in the present. Let's get the fan service out of the way; it's very cool to see all of Earth's Green Lanterns in a line up, even if most of them didn't get anything to say (but Guy got the best page, that's what counts).
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Green Lantern #7

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jan 10, 2024

After his explosive confrontation with Sinestro, Green Lantern is confronted by the United Planets Lanterns for illegally operating within the quarantine zone, and the mystery of what took place on Korugar is finally revealed! PLUS: THE FINALE TO THE ORIGIN OF SINSON, AND THE LEAD-IN TO THE NEW SINISTER SONS SERIES!

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GreenWing reviewed Green Lantern #7 Jan 9, 2024
9.0

I'm enjoying this run. It's fresh but grounded in tradition. All of the main characters are spot-on. The art is spectacular. I would grade it a 10 but for the backup story. Good to know this is spinning off as a new title because I could not have less interest in a book aimed at 10-year-olds. I would have preferred another 8 pages of the main story. I hope future issues don't include back-up stori more

Green Lantern #7

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jan 10, 2024

After his explosive confrontation with Sinestro, Green Lantern is confronted by the United Planets Lanterns for illegally operating within the quarantine zone, and the mystery of what took place on Korugar is finally revealed! PLUS: THE FINALE TO THE ORIGIN OF SINSON, AND THE LEAD-IN TO THE NEW SINISTER SONS SERIES!

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derbycomics reviewed Green Lantern #7 Jan 10, 2024
9.0

This issue offered quite the curveball in the best way possible. Jeremy Adams rips back the curtain on so much of the story that happened before his Green Lantern #1 occurs, without making it feel like he was trying to pull wool over the reader’s eyes. It was a really well crafted and timed unveiling of what Hal’s been through and the trauma he still deals with because of it. Adams also fills more

Green Lantern #7

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jan 10, 2024

After his explosive confrontation with Sinestro, Green Lantern is confronted by the United Planets Lanterns for illegally operating within the quarantine zone, and the mystery of what took place on Korugar is finally revealed! PLUS: THE FINALE TO THE ORIGIN OF SINSON, AND THE LEAD-IN TO THE NEW SINISTER SONS SERIES!

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skullface reviewed Transformers #4 Jan 10, 2024
9.5

There's really not much review to be done here. Are you a transformers fan? Then you are already reading this comic. Are you new to transformers? Cool! Then you should definitely be reading this comic. It's got everything you could want; action, emotional highs and lows, returns of fan favorites and the characters are positively on point. Daniel Warren Johnson's art style may be a little more of a more

Transformers #4

By: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Released: Jan 10, 2024

When the Decepticons attack the Autobots at their weakest moment, an unlikely new hero joins the battle! With human and Transformer robots lives at stake, can Optimus Prime unlock the true power behind the Matrix of Leadership to save them both?

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maljoss - Jan 12, 2024

Pretty much said it all. I watched the cartoon as a kid, but the comics never interested me. I checked out issue 1 becuse of DWJ. If you told me last year that my most anticipated comic of each month would be Transformers, I'd have lauged in your face. Guess the laugh's on me, becuse this comic is excellent.

skullface reviewed Shazam! #7 Jan 3, 2024
9.0

SHAZAM!! The Captain returns for his 7th issue in a fun yet action packed issue!

Mark Waid continues the adventures of Billy Batson, who finally manage to get his life and self awareness out of the grips of the gods who controlled him for the last 6 issues. Things are turning around for him; his family bought a massive new house that they can just baaarely afford (this is important to t more

Shazam! #7

By: Mark Waid, Goran Sudzuka
Released: Jan 3, 2024

The match you've been waiting for: the Captain versus Black Adam! Who will wield the thunder...and who will ultimately be crowned the Champion of Shazam?!

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skullface reviewed Kneel Before Zod #1 Jan 2, 2024
7.0

A solid start for the long-time adversary to the Man of Steel, Zod takes center stage as the lead of his own maxiseries.

While the 1st issue pertains to the literal world building desires of Zod, he runs into predicaments with two of his biggest thorns; the heir apparent to his throne, Lor, and the constant meddling of the United Planets. Lor being a young Kryptonian full of his father more

Kneel Before Zod #1

By: Joe Casey, Dan McDaid
Released: Jan 3, 2024

General Zod was Krypton's most notorious criminal. Now he has an entire planet to rule--but what happens when the most dangerous individual in the universe gets everything he ever wanted? Obviously, he wants more--and he'll stop at nothing to get it--in the most brutal series you'll read this year! This is not a hero's journey. This is a dark ride,...

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skullface added Kneel Before Zod (2024) to their pull list Jan 2, 2024

Kneel Before Zod (2024)

General Zod was Krypton's most notorious criminal. Now he has an entire planet to rule--but what happens when the most dangerous individual in the universe gets everything he ever wanted? Obviously, he wants more--and he'll stop at nothing to get it--in the most brutal series you'll read this year! This is not a hero's journey. This is a dark ride,...

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8.5

A genuinely fun and chaotic comic. Cassie Hack and her class mates embark on their next Slasher hunt to take on a indie video game inspired horror. The girls are pretty, art and colors are lush and interesting, vibrant. The monster of this issue being the indie game "Frogboy" a sort of Undertale inspired work with nothing but bad endings for the players. The girls make their way into this video ga more

Hack / Slash: Back To School #2

By: Zoe Thorogood
Released: Nov 22, 2023

Cassie Hack has gone back to school...slasher-hunting school! Meet Darla, an ex-scream queen dedicated to turning young girls into Killer Killing Machines by way of the mysterious Agency-and she's just in time as a host of internet slashers attack!

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skullface added Hack / Slash: Back To School (2023) to their pull list Dec 30, 2023

Hack / Slash: Back To School (2023)

MINISERIES PREMIERE
HACK/SLASH returns with an untold tale and critically acclaimed cartoonist ZOE THOROGOOD at the bloody helm!
Slasher hunter Cassie Hack is only just getting used to her man-monster partner, Vlad, when she's drawn into a new case involving a murderous bunny mascot, dead kids, and an entire squad of maladjusted teenage ser...

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7.5

I thought it was OK, but DC is banking on the reader wanting to pick up and read the new Green Lantern Alan Scott book. Sorry DC, but I only got space on my pull list for one GL book and that's by Adams and Xermanico!

I don't know why it took Johns this long to get to introducing Ruby aka The Red Lantern but I'm glad it happened. Was a bit too much talk-no-jutsu in this issue for my ta more

Justice Society of America #8

By: Geoff Johns, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As Huntress settles into her new place in the present day, the Justice Society comes face-to-face with a long-lost team: the Justice Society Dark!

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skullface reviewed Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1 Dec 26, 2023
7.5

This comic reads like a "How do you do, fellow kids" sort of comic. Yes, memes. This is the level of threats that happens in Gwen's home universe. The cover of the comic should sell you on the comic and it didn't do a great job selling me on this book.

Tim Seeley really should stick to drawing; if the story isn't in his wheelhouse, it's usually a pretty lukewarm story. Seeley's strengt more

Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse #1

By: Tim Seeley, Jodi Nishijima
Released: Mar 9, 2022

NOT ENOUGH GWENS!
When Gwen Stacy was bitten by a radioactive spider, she gained arachnid-like super-powers and started a crimefighting career as Spider-Woman (or as she's affectionately known to her peers, Ghost-Spider)! But what would have happened if instead she had picked up the enchanted hammer, Mjolnir? Or if she received the Super-Soldie...

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7.0

It's an entirely serviceable holiday issue. As someone who's only recently gotten into reading Archie comics, the main story featuring Kelly Thompson and Veronica Fish was a standard 'capture the monster story' with the only relevance to the holiday is being it took place during the winter solstice. Fish's art is very much a highlight as the witches are a very beautiful and interestingly designed. more

Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Holiday Special #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Andy Fish
Released: Dec 13, 2023

Celebrate the winter solstice with Sabrina Spellman in this special holiday one-shot that returns to the acclaimed world of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series! First, in "The Longest Night," at Sabrina's magic boarding school, she and her friends work together on the longest night of the year to save their friend enthralled by a dark and clever B...

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skullface reviewed Power Girl #4 Dec 26, 2023
5.5

A very underwhelming issue. What was the point of spending half of this issue on the mystery box story villain only to have said villain get promptly beaten by the supporting character and not the hero of the story??? Williams, please, why are you writing a comic named POWER GIRL and making Omen such an major part of her story? Omen is a supporting character who shouldn't take up the spot of the h more

Power Girl #4

By: Leah Williams, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Dec 27, 2023

THE ORIGIN OF SYMBIO REVEALED! Will Power Girl be able to fight the dark entity who has been lurking inside her enemies? Or will she succumb to it herself? The true battle has only begun for our heroes as their artificial antagonist invites them to join it...or die!

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