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JohnWOlin reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 Aug 13, 2020
8.0

My favorite thing about this issue is the self awareness of just how nuts of a concept this book is. It kind of gets close to breaking the 4th wall a couple of times, and as always the incredible art team lead by Capullo keeps it going even when it hams it up.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 12, 2020

All aboard! When the Justice League launches its assault on New Apokolips, the team’s goal is to free Superman from his solar prison. But it’s all going off the rails when they learn that the Man of Steel is gone for good thanks to the Anti-Life Equation. Plus, the deep secret of the Darkest Knight is revealed-but how much darker could the Batm...

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JohnWOlin reviewed Venom #27 Aug 13, 2020
7.0

Interesting use of characters and is getting more over the top in a good way, but the art in this issue is kind of bland. Learning more about symbiotes and how they work is cool, and there is a decent amount of action within.

Venom #27

By: Donny Cates, Juan Gedeon
Released: Aug 12, 2020

When a new and dangerous foe erupts into Eddie Brock's life, it threatens to rip away everything Eddie holds dear. His son, his symbiote, even himself - EVERYTHING Eddie Brock loves is in jeopardy!

Rated T+

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JohnWOlin reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #46 Aug 13, 2020
6.0

Story is still kind of meh, to dark for my taste in a Spider-Man book, as well as the art, however I get what they are doing with the tone. I can't help but feel like this is just something orchestrated by Norman Osborn though and that Kindred is really just someone in Osborn's family, although he isn't at all in this issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #46

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Aug 12, 2020

"SINS RISING" PART 2!
•  The Lethal Legion returns to threaten the Big Apple , and only the Sin Eater can save us?
•  How can Spider-Man stop the murderous vigilante and... should he?
Rated T

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Federico Liguori - Aug 27, 2020

How? Kindred is a demon or a monster.

JohnWOlin reviewed Venom #26 Jul 19, 2020
8.0

The Virus character is pretty sick and the production of the book is as well. Cates writing doesn't disappoint although it is an incredibly quick read.

Venom #26

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Jul 15, 2020

“VENOM BEYOND” BEGINS HERE! If you thought VENOM ISLAND was insane comic book action of the highest order, then shut your yapper and face front, True Believer, because we’re about to outdo ourselves! For months, the Maker has been fascinated with symbiotes. IN THIS ISSUE we find out why – and what he intends to do with any he can get his ha...

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JohnWOlin reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #44 Jul 19, 2020
5.0

A humdrum start to what will likely be a very humdrum story with bad layout work and nothing visually exciting going on until the last few pages.

Amazing Spider-Man #44

By: Nick Spencer, Kim Jacinto
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Kindred has big plans with the Sin-Eater, and none of it looks good for Spider-Man. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is going to explode this summer, and this is where we light the fuse.

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JohnWOlin reviewed Nightwing #72 Jul 19, 2020
7.0

A compenent story that helps drum up more hype around the Joker War, Punchline, and just the general overdosing of Joker we are getting right now. Good story telling and very readable.

Nightwing #72

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Dick Grayson has learned the truth: that “fixing” his identity lies with none other than Barbara Gordon. He must go to Gotham to find Batgirl-and runs into The Joker’s new henchperson, Punchline. Unlike Harley Quinn, Punchline’s deadpan black humor matches the deadly knives she uses on her victims…and for her next joke, Ric Grayson is the...

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JohnWOlin reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 Jul 19, 2020
8.0

You will cheese so hard while you read this fun little number that is full of references and making sure you are paying attention. It is completely over the top with fantastic art and story. Doesn't hurt that the cover is shiny.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Get ready to scream! Wonder Woman roars across the horrifying Dark Multiverse landscape in the world’s most demented monster truck, with Swamp Thing riding shotgun! The two arrive at the ghoulish cemetery base of Batman and his army of zombies, but can the former friends stand each other long enough to form a plan and take back the planet? Plus, ...

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JohnWOlin reviewed Birds of Prey #1 Jun 9, 2020
1.0

Probably the worst written comic I’ve read in awhile. It’s a smaller book in bigger books clothing, the writing seems to even be edited bad on several pages and the art is only passable. I’d probably be less hard on it honestly if it were a $4 floppy at the 16 pages it was actually worth.

Birds of Prey #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Emanuela Lupacchino
Released: Jun 3, 2020

Black Canary's life has spiraled out of control: her personal life is going through the ringer and her band is in crisis when an old flame resurfaces only to flicker out and set her on an all-new mission against an all-new opponent. The only thing she has to be grateful for is the fact that she's not alone, as Huntress finds herself on a collision ...

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JohnWOlin reviewed Batman #22 May 5, 2017
9.0

Great writing and art, a superb continuation of The Button story that clear is just the second piece of the Rebirth puzzle.

Batman #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Fabok
Released: May 3, 2017

THE BUTTON" part three! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of t...

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JohnWOlin added Archie (2015) to their pull list Jul 12, 2015

Archie (2015)

Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reimagine an icon! Change is coming to Riverdale in this can't-miss kick-off to Archie's new ongoing series! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways in this must-have #1 issue! As the new school year approaches, you'd think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun-but nothing i...

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JohnWOlin added Amazing Spider-Man (2014) to their pull list Jul 12, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man (2014)

The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
The world may have changed since Spidey's been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he's not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the "friendly" back in the neighborhood, the "hero" back into "super hero," and the "amazing" b...

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JohnWOlin added Batgirl (2011) to their pull list Jul 12, 2015

Batgirl (2011)

Yes, it's really happening!Barbara Gordon is back as Batgirl and she's going to have to face the city's most horrifying new villains as well as the dark secrets from her past. You won't want to miss this stunning debut issue from fan-favorite BIRDS OF PREY writer Gail Simone!

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JohnWOlin added Starfire to their pull list Jul 12, 2015

Starfire

From the writers of the outrageous smash hit HARLEY QUINN comes former Outlaw Starfire in her all-new ongoing series! She's an alien warrior princess trying to find peace on Earth, and she'll fight anyone and anything to get it!

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JohnWOlin added Spider-Gwen to their pull list Jul 12, 2015

Spider-Gwen

SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES!
•  BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series - SPIDER-GWEN!
•  Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON'T know is what friends and foes are waiting fo...

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JohnWOlin added Silk to their pull list Jul 12, 2015

Silk

Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe when we first learned that she had been bitten by that same radioactive spider in the first arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. She then went on to save Peter Parker's life (more than once!) and traverse the Spider-verse alongside Spider-Woman. Now, as SILK, Cindy is on her own in New York C...

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JohnWOlin reviewed Batman #42 Jul 11, 2015
8.0

After the events that happened in Endgame, this story seems to be a Segway into something bigger. It is an interesting change of pace and the writing and art are as good as ever, but it seems a little slow right now.

Batman #42

By: Scott Snyder, FCO Plascencia
Released: Jul 8, 2015

More surprises around every corner as the all-new Batman hits the streets of Gotham City!

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JohnWOlin added Batman (2011) to their pull list Jul 11, 2015

Batman (2011)

Be here for the start of a new era for The Dark Knight from writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM) and artist Greg Capullo (Spawn)! A series of brutal killings hints at an ancient conspiracy, and Batman learns that Gotham City is deadlier than he knew.

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JohnWOlin added Archie vs. Predator to their pull list Jul 11, 2015

Archie vs. Predator

America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them...

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