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I only picked this up for the backup. It's an intriguing first look into how Dick got involved with the Vampires. Vieceli gets Dick's voice right and Haining's art conveys emotions very well, and the Vamps look amazing.

DC vs. Vampires: All-Out War #2

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Pasquale Qualano
Released: Aug 17, 2022

The survivors of a horrifying vampire attack, led by Deathstroke, take shelter with Talia al Ghul. With intel from a hero recently saved from vampirism, John Constantine prepares them for a (suicide) mission, while Midnighter goes through every scenario in his head and finds out the dark truth. Meanwhile the mysterious vampire Lord Cinder has becom...

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10

World's Finest has been reading like a Sunday morning cartoon, connected with this very Golden Age-inspired story, this Dick-focused issue becomes a great feel-good story between arcs with stunning art.

While I was a bit disappointed that Mora wouldn't be drawing this issue, Moore is a great artist in his own right. His soft drawing style, paired with warm colors by Bonvillain, really more

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #6

By: Mark Waid, Travis Moore
Released: Aug 17, 2022

THE FLYING GRAYSON FLIES THROUGH TIME! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel might have been victorious in their battle against the dreaded Devil Nezha (but were they, though? More on that to come, kids...) but there's one thing they forgot in all the madness...Dick! Robin the Boy Wonder is lost in time like some kind of chrono-Home Alone...and to f...

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10

An incredibly powerful and colorful read with so much genuine emotion that I couldn't stop reading. It's one of the best ONGs DC has published to date.

Galaxy: The Prettiest Star OGN

By: Jadzia Axelrod, Jess Taylor
Released: May 18, 2022

Every day in Taylor Barzelay's life might seem perfect...but every day is torture. Taylor is actually the Galaxy Crowned, an alien princess from the planet Cyandii, and one of the few survivors of an intergalactic war. For six long, painful years, Taylor has accepted her duty to remain in hiding as a boy on Earth. But that all changes when Taylor m...

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9.0

Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• Ms. Marvel's falling out with her idol Carol Danvers, a.k.a. the Mighty Captain Marvel, just took a BIZARRE turn!
•  Kamala suddenly finds herself as an intern at Woman Magazine - Carol's former place of employment! Between cozying up to her boss, filing back issues, and her usual super-heroing, how will Kamala find time to figure out...

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10

I don't remember the last time I felt as if a DC comic had such a good handle on a team of characters. Bruce and Clark might be the main stars but even so it's obvious that Waid respects the characters he uses and gives them moments to shine. Take notes, Titans and Young Justice writers.

Since Amazon messed up Comixology (especially for international customers) this is the only comic dr more

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #5

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jul 20, 2022

THE FIRST ARC OF WORLD'S FINEST CONCLUDES WITH A SHOCKING FORESHADOWING OF DCU EVENTS TO COME! The sinister machinations of the devil Nezha have run ragged the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight ever since he made his first terrifying debut in Detective Comics #1050...but what secrets does this villain hold for the future of the DCU? Clues abound for...

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4.5

Wow, Rosenberg doesn't get Damian's, Dick's or Bruce's character at all. It's a shame this is so generic, I was looking forward to an in-depth exploration of what Dick's betrayal would cause. What a way to squander their dynamic. Makes me miss the Reborn era even more.

DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Neil Googe
Released: May 25, 2022

A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race... Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #787 May 11, 2022
7.5

The resolution of the Altuum plot spilling over from TotA pulls down an otherwise enjoyable issue.

Steve and Siegfried are an absolute delight, Dr. Psycho is creepy af, and Diana has her hands full of problems already.

Thanks to Antiope the Young Diana backup feels more relevant to the present-day story than its past iterations.

Wonder Woman #787

By: Becky Cloonan, Emanuela Lupacchino
Released: May 11, 2022

Spinning out of Trial of the Amazons... What lies in the treacherous waters surrounding the island of Themyscira? Wonder Woman takes a deep dive into her culture looking for answers to Altuum's claims of living in paradise before the Amazons ever arrived at the request of the gods. Could the legends told in her childhood all be lies?

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Nihilist reviewed Justice League #75 Apr 26, 2022
6.0

Remember Greta Van Fleet? Talented kids, for sure, but it's not the band itself I'd like to compare this comic to, but rather remind us all of one quote regarding their debut album, which was labeled "boomer fetishism". Whether it was an accurate criticism, or just a journalist hackery, I'll leave for personal interpretation, but either way it got stuck in my mind, and came back when I was reading more

Justice League #75

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Oversize special issue! Superstar writer Joshua Williamson pens the beginning of the next big DCU event! It all starts here! A new Dark Army made up of the DCU's greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse! The DCU's best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back! But in the end, they are ...

Antenovial reviewed Justice League #75 Apr 26, 2022
5.0

It does what it promises - taking the JL off the table - and that's it. There's no emotional impact so far.

Also, as a Wonder Woman here is my obligatory "Why the heck didn't Diana use the lasso?" comment. Srsly, dear creative team, don't just make her pose with a sword when the situation clearly requires the Leaguers to convince the villain and make the villain see the truth.

Justice League #75

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Oversize special issue! Superstar writer Joshua Williamson pens the beginning of the next big DCU event! It all starts here! A new Dark Army made up of the DCU's greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse! The DCU's best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back! But in the end, they are ...

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Antenovial rated Wonder Woman #786 Apr 26, 2022
5.0

Wonder Woman #786

By: Becky Cloonan, Rosi Kampe
Released: Apr 13, 2022

"Trial of the Amazons" part five! Tensions rise as the tribes compete with one another to determine the future of the Amazons. But a lot more than just glory is on the line-immortality is too! Little do they know, someone is pulling everyone's strings from behind Doom's Doorway. Who could it be? Find out in this jam-packed issue!

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Antenovial reviewed Trial of the Amazons #2 Apr 26, 2022
8.5

It's a good conclusion to an event that wasn't as good as it should have been but is still miles better than the other events DC has brought out in Q1 2022. I would have enjoyed more cohesiveness and more natural progressions. Trial of the Amazons sadly tried to do too much.

Trial of the Amazons #2

By: Joelle Jones, Adriana Melo
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Written by Stephanie Williams, Vita Ayala, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Joelle Jones Art by Joelle Jones, Elena Casagrande, Skylar Patridge, and Laura Braga With the trial postponed and the greater evil revealed, the very existence of the Amazons is at stake! A foe from Diana's past has come through Doom's Doorway seeking revenge and anarc...

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5.0

This so far is the part of Trial of the Amazons I have read through the fastest and I am left wondering what even happened to make it worth the money I paid for it.

I didn't keep up with Wonder Girl, so I appreciate the flashback but it went on for way too long. The story progression is minimal at best. Cassie investigates but I have to agree with Artemis that Nubia should have chosen s more

Trial of the Amazons: Wondergirl #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Mar 23, 2022

"Trial of the Amazons" part four! As Diana's hands become tied from pursuing her investigation, she recruits a former ally to help her cause...Cassie Sandsmark! As Wonder Girl begins to question the Amazons, Yara Flor joins the Contest hoping to reconnect with the memory of her lost mother. Meanwhile, the evils behind Doom's Doorway grow restless a...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #785 Mar 15, 2022
7.5

The third part of Trial of the Amazons focuses on Diana as expected. Sadly she felt a little off and as did the way to her ultimate conclusion. The introspection didn't feel as smooth as it should have been.

But I very much appreciate the tie-back to the WW Annual that was said to set this event up and it was good to see Diana and Cassie interact.

The art by Rosi Kämpe is ei more

Wonder Woman #785

By: Becky Cloonan, Marcio Takara
Released: Mar 16, 2022

"Trial of the Amazons" part three! After the death of one of the Amazons' own, Diana has decided to take matters into her own hands and use her Lasso of Truth to find the murderer. As the island's attention turns to the Contest at hand, our hero fights back against tradition to make sure justice is served. But one Amazon stands in her way...Queen N...

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Antenovial reviewed Catwoman #41 Mar 15, 2022
10

Howard and Leon continue to create a great comic. The first arc has been a blast so far, and I truly didn't expect that. I'm very much looking forward to the finale next month. Let's see how Selina deals with the danger and her new stray.

Catwoman #41

By: Ram V, Filipe Andrade
Released: Mar 16, 2022

With Batman out of the picture, Catwoman would be wise to remember that there are more than bats in Gotham's belfries. Speaking of bats, Onyx returns to her home city to bat cleanup and make sure Catwoman's not letting any strays into her city...and with no big Bat in the shadows, those pesky no-killing rules are off the table. Let's see if Catwoma...

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Antenovial reviewed Nubia & The Amazons #6 Mar 8, 2022
8.5

Despite Medusa's appearance, this is in no way an ending to the story Ayala, Williams, and Martinez set up in prior issues. I'm not mad about that and it has been indicated clearly in the solicitations, still, this should have ideally been a one-shot because if this gets collected into the NatA TPB people are gonna scratch their heads.

Martinez's art is enjoyable as always even if a pro more

Nubia & The Amazons #6

By: Vita Ayala, Alitha Martinez
Released: Mar 9, 2022

"Trial of the Amazons" part two! There's been a murder on Themyscira, and the killer is still on the loose! Now it's up to Nubia to play diplomat and detective as the other Amazon tribes are called in for questioning. Can she keep the peace long enough for the Contest to happen? She must, because Doom's Doorway stands unguarded until a new champion...

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Antenovial reviewed Trial of the Amazons #1 Mar 8, 2022
8.0

Trial of the Amazons #1 sets up the dynamics between the Amazons in an enjoyable way. Faruka is clearly the stand-out star but Yara isn't easily overshadowed and Nubia's and Diana's interactions continue to be a delight.

It feels good to finally have the Amazons in one place and this feels like an event that is actually gonna bring change not just promise it.

The art is enjo more

Trial of the Amazons #1

By: Becky Cloonan, Joelle Jones
Released: Mar 9, 2022

"After the events of Nubia & the Amazons, the dangers of Doom's Doorway have found their way to Man's World and garnered the attention of not one, but all three Amazonian tribes. The Bana-Mighdall consider it to be a weakness in the current regime and have decided to return to the shores of Themyscira to stake their claim over the island. Little do...

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Lal reviewed Detective Comics #1055 Mar 1, 2022
5.0

I want to support a batfamily story, I really do. But the characterization of some characters is getting so completely off that it's almost funny.
This issue we got Huntress, doing acrobatics and fighting when injured and shouting jokes at Dr. Freeze. At the same time, we got Nightwing who can't even sneak on a villain, literally stumbles and falls, beaten by every single opponent around, an more

Detective Comics #1055

By: Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora
Released: Mar 2, 2022

"The Tower under siege! With their grand scheme crumbling around them, Dr. Wear and the mysterious Dr. Ocean have lost control of Arkham Tower to the patients it houses...who just so happen to be some of the most violent, murderous villains Gotham City has ever seen. The Bat-Family on the inside are in shambles: Huntress is wounded, Nightwing is ca...

Antenovial reviewed Catwoman #40 Feb 23, 2022
9.5

This is a great part two. Tini Howard and Nico Leon make Selina Kyle's war against the mob throughoutly enjoyable. Bellaire's colors help a great deal with that.

Valmont is also turning out to be more than just another thief with a pretty face. They are much more interesting now.

Catwoman #40

By: Tini Howard, Nico Leon
Released: Feb 23, 2022

If I told you that there is a whole retro-glam apartment building in Gotham called the Trixie that houses mob wives, side chicks, and mistresses, and Catwoman has secretly taken a whole floor to herself eavesdropping on mob wives and mistresses to blackmail them, would you believe me? Of course you wouldn’t, because the last thing you want is to ...

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1.5

This was probably the most disappointing book coming out of Infinite Frontier for me. I thought it had a ton of potential, but Sheridan just didn't have a very good plan for this run.

Teen Titans Academy #12

By: Tim Sheridan, Tom Derenick
Released: Feb 23, 2022

It’s all come down to this! As their lives are literally tumbling down around them, the Titans must contend with the betrayal of their most troubled student-who has just unmasked themselves as Red X-plus a familiar face from deep in their darkest days, determined to exact an unholy vengeance upon Nightwing. In the end, after the epic collision of...

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Antenovial reviewed Nubia & The Amazons #5 Feb 15, 2022
8.0

Despite the amazing art and even though I enjoy Alitha Martinez's fight scenes there was some impact missing. Medusa was so amazingly drawn, I expected a brutal fight and while some scenes work well, like when the staff transforms, I wanted a bit more.

But even with that complaint, the story works and especially Doom's Doorway looks amazing. The tensions are rising and I can't wait to s more

Nubia & The Amazons #5

By: Vita Ayala, Alitha Martinez
Released: Feb 16, 2022

The monster behind Doom’s Doorway revealed! Medusa is back and wants the Amazons to pay for the years of imprisonment she suffered in Tartarus. Now our queen must fight her to secure a future for her sisters. Will she deliver the killing blow or show mercy for a woman scorned by Man’s World? Plus, a look into Nubia’s past gives us a preview o...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #784 Feb 15, 2022
9.5

Except for some stilted dialogue I loved everything about this. The revelations of both the main story and the backup make or break this finale for both stories. For me, they worked.

I appreciate how connected everything is and how Trial of the Amazons has been built up.

Cloonrad continue to play the long game. I am looking forward to the stories they are going to tell after more

Wonder Woman #784

By: Vita Ayala, Marcio Takara
Released: Feb 16, 2022

Wonder Woman versus the Shining Knight? As our hero seeks to stop the Image Maker, this warrior reveals his true intentions. But is he friend or foe? If Diana wants to save the world, she’s going to need all the allies she can get! Then, in our backup story, a plot to overthrow the Themyscirans simmers as Queen Faruka II plans to resume her right...

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Antenovial added Nubia & The Amazons to their pull list Jan 18, 2022

Nubia & The Amazons

After the thrilling events of Infinite Frontier, Nubia becomes queen of Themyscira, but the new title also brings challenges. With the unexpected arrival of new Amazons, our hero is forced to reckon with her past and forge a new path forward for her sisters. Little does she know, a great evil grows beneath the island and it's up to this former guar...

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Antenovial reviewed Nubia & The Amazons #4 Jan 18, 2022
7.5

Nubia and the Amazons is spinning its wheels a little with the council but narrative threads are coming together and Alitha Martinez is allowed to show off how well she can draw fighting scenes.

The backstory finally revealed how Andromeda and Nubia are connected and Bia certainly has a point about Medusa being initially the same as the souls waiting for their rebirth on Themyscira. I'm more

Nubia & The Amazons #4

By: Vita Ayala, Darryl Banks
Released: Jan 19, 2022

Andromeda has gone from most talented to most wanted! Concerned about her sister, Nubia leads the charge. What evil from Tartarus has found its way into the very soul of Doom’s Doorway’s latest champion? To find out, our queen will have to delve deep into her haunted past for clues. Can she heal herself from old wounds in time to save another f...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #783 Jan 18, 2022
8.0

Marcio Takara has really gotten a feel for Wonder Woman. The fights are fantastically illustrated and the quiet moments work well. Especially with the featured villains, Takara's drawings shine and he really puts a lot of work into the mirrors.

I hoped for a bit more development given that this is the penultimate Issue before the arc ends, but I still think that it flowed well. Now I on more

Wonder Woman #783

By: Vita Ayala, Skylar Patridge
Released: Jan 19, 2022

As Wonder Woman soars across continents to save Steve Trevor, the evil force behind it all emerges! The doubles of our hero were only the beginning for Image-Maker and he won’t stop until Diana pays for what Janus has done. There are many victims of the villainess’s deadly rampage through the Multiverse and their wishes for revenge are now dire...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - Jan 18, 2022

You really are surprised about Deadman? They had him possess a dead body before!

Antenovial reviewed Catwoman #39 Jan 18, 2022
9.0

This is a pleasant surprise. What a great first Issue.

Nico Leon draws a wonderfully expressive Selina Kyle and a great Catwoman. I love the fashion Selina wears while investigating Trixie's and I like the upgrades to her costume. There's a bit of a Zoe Kravitz vibe to this Selina that I don't mind at all. What I thought I would mind are the seemingly movable cat ears, but they work qui more

Catwoman #39

By: Tini Howard, Nico Leon
Released: Jan 19, 2022

Meow, Catwoman is bored of Alleytown and has returned to Gotham City proper for bigger fish to fry and to go back to doing what she does best…stealing crime boss secrets for blackmail and looking damn sexy while doing it, of course. New ongoing series writer Tini Howard makes her DCU series debut writing the cat of the night, placing Catwoman in ...

Antenovial reviewed Robin & Batman #3 Jan 11, 2022
8.5

Not quite as great as the first two parts but still a good ending to an enjoyable comic.

I immensely enjoyed the introspections of the last two parts as well as their slow pace and the punches they carried. This Issue had to deal with more - at least it felt that way - and as a result came across as less focused. The themes Lemire introduced were tied up, just not as neatly as I hoped t more

Robin & Batman #3

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Jan 12, 2022

To reconcile his trauma and move toward an optimistic future, Dick Grayson must first confront his tragic past. Unfortunately, that step includes a confrontation with an enraged Killer Croc, who is out for Grayson blood! This action-packed issue concludes the epic tale of a young man learning to live and love in a nightmarish world.

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8.5

This was a solid start to this event. I am so done with bat-events, but this one has me hooked at least for the moment.

Detective Comics #1047

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jan 5, 2022

“The Tower” begins! The 12-part weekly Detective Comics event starts here. Arkham Asylum has fallen, and in its place, Arkham Tower has risen in the heart of the city, a pitch made by the mysterious Dr. Wear. Backup: “House of Gotham” begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Ark...

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Antenovial reviewed Detective Comics #1047 Jan 4, 2022
8.5

I checked this out with barely any expectations. While that Annual leading up to this was okay, it didn't really impress me. This Issue on the other hand has me intrigued!

Ivan Reis on art duty is a huge plus. His Kate looks amazing and his storytelling is great. Ana looks appropriately dangerous and like the evil Donovan talked about.

I expected a slow start given the beginn more

Detective Comics #1047

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jan 5, 2022

“The Tower” begins! The 12-part weekly Detective Comics event starts here. Arkham Asylum has fallen, and in its place, Arkham Tower has risen in the heart of the city, a pitch made by the mysterious Dr. Wear. Backup: “House of Gotham” begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Ark...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Nightwing #87 Dec 21, 2021
6.0

I don’t think it was bad, but I thought it was kind of nothing.

Nightwing #87

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Dec 22, 2021

This special Nightwing issue is ONE CONTINUOUS IMAGE! That's right-if you placed every page next to each other, you'll have one poster image with this story! Now that billionaire Dick Grayson has publicly dedicated his funds to save Blüdhaven, he's a wanted man-and that's why he finds hired killers breaking in to steal his dog, Haley!

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #782 Dec 14, 2021
10

I'm enjoying this arc even more now.

Cloonrad have found the right voice for Diana. It's great to see another Wonder villain enter this story, and despite guest star Deadman, who continues to have fun and heartfelt interactions with Diana, Diana's Man's World supporting cast isn't forgotten either.

Takara's art is even better than last Issue and Patridge's art fits the Bana- more

Wonder Woman #782

By: Vita Ayala, Skylar Patridge
Released: Dec 15, 2021

Wonder Woman has been spotted in Sweden?! After narrowly escaping some deadly reflections of herself, Diana has made it to the resting place of Siegfried. In order to forge her new path forward as a hero, she needs to stop living in the past and sever her ties to the Sphere of the Gods. Little does she know, another ex is trying to get in touch wit...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - Dec 19, 2021

Also, just curious, why would you think that they mention that Siggy died in a way that felt unfulfilled like his spirit was at unrest?

Antenovial - Dec 21, 2021

I don't consider myself a Deadman fan, but I have read some stories with him and I don't see much of a difference to how Cloonrad are writing him. What do you wish they'd to different? Cloonrad've been hinting at the fact that Siggy is a champion to his pantheon of Gods the way Diana is to hers, so I think he didn't get to accomplish whatever his goal was, probably because of a betrayal if they want to build a connection to the nordic and germanic sagas he comes from.

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