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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Ironheart #1 Nov 28, 2018
3.5

Maximum blandness: achieved. Boring and anti-climatic storytelling: done. Humour, which isn't funny: yup. Not super-bad, just super-skippable.

Ironheart #1

By: Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda
Released: Nov 28, 2018

THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life...  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning po...

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Immortal Hulk #8 Nov 11, 2018
9.5

Loved it.

Immortal Hulk #8

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 7, 2018

• Bruce Banner is dead. His corpse has been dissected, his organs catalogued, and his inner workings are being studied by the scientists of Shadow Base.
•  Bruce Banner is no longer a threat.
•  That just leaves the IMMORTAL HULK...
Rated T+

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6.5

Suicide Squad: Black Files #1

By: Mike W. Barr, Philippe Briones
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Two members of Task Force X are back in these all-new adventures! First up: "REVENGE OF KOBRA" by writer Mike W. Barr and artist Philippe Briones. To oppose the terrorist Kobra is to earn his undying hatred, and that's what the samurai Katana did when she killed his beloved Eve. Now, Kobra stalks Katana beyond the bounds of the Earth itself, to a s...

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8.5

Great stuff. I would love to have this on a monthly basis featuring different DC heroes.

Batman: Secret Files #1

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Delve into Batman's case histories and discover brand-new stories by some of comics' most exciting talents. The BATMAN team of Tom King and Mikel Janin provides a framing sequence, setting up our hand-picked teams of creators to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow...

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Nihilist reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
6.5

The issue is less dreadful and boring than the series' debut, but it's still hardly a decent, enjoyable comic to read. The worst part about it is the fact it's just... boring and tenseless for the very most part, and Tom King's signature minimalistic, repetitious style of writing doesn't help. It worked in his first few Batman story arcs, but I wouldn't expect to witness it in a huge event involvi more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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Nihilist - Nov 4, 2018

Patrick wrote The Most Important Day of the Year - terrible comic, the first to my knowledge which portrayed Harl as a Deadpool wannabe. As for recommendations, sadly I don't have many - pretty much Dini's work, that's it. Mad Love is phenomenal, The Bet is short, funny and nails the Harley-Ivy friendship, Kind of Like Family gives Harl more depth and personality than her entire New 52 run altogether, Harley And Ivy was fun, from what I remember. The rest I know are cameos and animated work.

egon244 - Nov 4, 2018

Much obliged, thanks.

Walt's Comics & Books is now following Nihilist Oct 31, 2018

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Ellrick reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
2.0

I appreciate Tom just lazily saying outright Harley is as good as Batman in only 2 issues of this, rather than limply trying to convince us as he did with Catwoman over 50 monotonous issues of Batman.

Friggen awful event so far.

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

myconius reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
2.5

it seems Harley Quinn is now the most powerful character in the entire DCU.
this time she completely outfoxes the entire DC trinity.

characters act like complete idiots. dull robotic dialog. poor attempts at humor.
(why is everyone including Batman all of the sudden calling Batman’s utility belt his “Bat-Belt”?)
Batman carries Kryptonite in his *UTILITY BELT* he alw more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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myconius - Nov 5, 2018

Harley has become such an overpowered Mary Sue. she shouldn't need the kryptonite she stole out of Batman's *Bat-belt* to defeat Superman. all she has to do is swing at him with her baseball bat, or maybe just stab him with a pie knife.

JBL Reviews - Nov 25, 2018

Haha. Yes.

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
1.0

This book has nothing to do with mental health. The plot is zero and makes no sense. If Harley's plot was to get caught then why visit Penguin and not just stay in Sanctuary?
As for Poison Ivy's death. If you think that one less queer woman in comics is a good thing, then I understand why you'll like this. As a queer woman I can't support this.
Actual dialogue from the book:
Superma more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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Darkseid24 - Oct 31, 2018

I don’t believe Ivy is dead yet, but being queer isn’t the reason, why she shouldn’t die. It’s because she is a popular character& deserves better. Harley& Joker were way more fun together. It’s Harleys own fault, that she followed Joker. She enjoyed killing people, Joker didn’t force her to do that. Since he broke up with him, she turned into an annoying& ridiculously overpowered character, while Ivy became lame. Nowadays both are portrayed as hypocrites.

Walt's Comics & Books - Oct 31, 2018

Pretty good analysis there, Nihilist. I'm just happy I dropped this. If those dialogues really happened on the page, then... Tom Kind should go back to smaller books. He's so much better at writing them than the big guns.

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Nightwing #51 Oct 22, 2018
8.5

Just added to my pull. I like the new direction!

Nightwing #51

By: Scott Lobdell, Garry Brown
Released: Oct 17, 2018

Don't forget, this issue features an enhanced foil cover by Mike Perkins!
After the cataclysmic events of BATMAN #55, our hero doesn't remember training to fight, being a member of the Bat family, or being a superhero...and he could not be more content. It's his life, and he's happy to just live it with new friends and a roof over his head (wh...

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Walt's Comics & Books added Captain Ginger to their pull list Oct 18, 2018

Captain Ginger

When the human race died out, the cats inherited the Earth! Or at least one starship. Now the intrepid Captain Ginger struggles to keep his fellow felines united against a hostile universe. Thirty-five pages of comic adventure-with a bite-by writer Stuart Moore (Deadpool the Duck, Batman: Noir Alley) and artist June Brigman (Power Pack). Plus: An a...

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8.5

Unique concept! Intrigued to read more.

Captain Ginger #1

By: Stuart Moore, June Brigman
Released: Oct 17, 2018

When the human race died out, the cats inherited the Earth! Or at least one starship. Now the intrepid Captain Ginger struggles to keep his fellow felines united against a hostile universe. Thirty-five pages of comic adventure-with a bite-by writer Stuart Moore (Deadpool the Duck, Batman: Noir Alley) and artist June Brigman (Power Pack). Plus: An a...

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5.0

Batman/The Maxx #1

By: Sam Keith, Sam Kieth
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and ...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman/The Maxx #1 Oct 6, 2018
4.5

I've never read a Maxx issue, so I thought this would be a good opportunity. I think I can safely say that it's not my thing. Most of the issue is literally Batman and the Maxx standing around discussing creatures that live in this Outback reality. I'm sure some of the imagery and symbolism will pay off, but I can't imagine it will be enough to make up for the lack of narrative.

Batman/The Maxx #1

By: Sam Keith, Sam Kieth
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and ...

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Br'er Lapin - Oct 7, 2018

This issue doesn't properly represent the quality of The Maxx at all. It only wastes time referencing creatures and introducing the outback as a concept to Batman fans.

Gizmo - Oct 7, 2018

Good to know, I'll have to check out some back issues some time. Sam Kieth's art is pretty cool indeed.

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Nightwing #50 Oct 14, 2018
8.5

The decision to wipe Nightwing's memory doesn't please everyone, which is understandable. But from a storytelling perspective the new psychological handicaps have a lot of great potential. I'm on board.

Nightwing #50

By: Ben Percy, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Oct 3, 2018

"Knight Terrors" begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy u...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Hawkman #5 Oct 14, 2018
9.0

It just keeps up the fun factor. Love it.

Hawkman #5

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Oct 10, 2018

The time-and-space-tossed Hawkman arrives at his latest destination, the sub-atomic world known as the Microverse. Luckily, he meets an old friend there-his longtime Justice League partner the Atom. Ray Palmer learns that the past lives of Carter Hall leave clues for the Winged Wonder to follow. Too bad the next clue leads them to a thinking planet...

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6.5

The weakest issue in a long run of great issues: It just didn't have a story.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #27

By: Scott Lobdell, Pete Woods
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Everything changed for the Red Hood last issue. This time around, everything changes for Jason Todd! Devoid of partners and exiled from Gotham City, Jason gets a fateful message from the last person he expected to see again. The news he learns leaves him with no choice but to don the Red Hood mask once more and double down on his two-fisted crimefi...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Immortal Hulk #7 Oct 12, 2018
10

Fuck, YES. This, after the rather lackluster No 6, was surprisingly intense with a hand full of "Whoa!"-moments and the craziest ending I have ever witnessed in a Hulk book. A++

Immortal Hulk #7

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 10, 2018

• They're the reason he died. They're the reason he came back. Now THE AVENGERS have to bring him in.
•  But how far will even Earth's Mightiest Heroes go to cage... the IMMORTAL HULK?
Rated T+

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5.5

It's warming up the Superior Foes thing (which was very cool back in the day), but not it's just lukewarm. Like the retelling of an old joke: not as funny anymore. Art was really bad, too. One issue in I'm already out again. Waiting for the next writer (or Zdarsky's comeback).

Amazing Spider-Man #7

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Oct 10, 2018

• Boomerang is, no joke, the worst roommate ever.
•  Not only does he prove the phrase "three's a crowd" but also, he somehow talks Spider-Man into going to the Bar With No Name...
•  ...putting Spidey in the crosshairs of dozens of super villains!
Rated T

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10

Yup, as good as everyone says it is. This and Amazing 801 were the best Spidey issues in a long time.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310

By: Chip Zdarsky
Released: Sep 26, 2018

• A very special issue of SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN written AND drawn by CHIP ZDARSKY!
•  When filmmakers set out to document Spider-Man's impact on New York City, they couldn't have
predicted what was going to happen to them next.
Rated T

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6.5

The first misstep for this otherwise great series.

Doctor Strange #6

By: Mark Waid, Javier Pina
Released: Oct 3, 2018

• Doctor Strange returns home to find...DOCTOR STRANGE?!
•  Something bizarre happened since Stephen took off into the cosmos - and it doesn't bode well for him.
Rated T+

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5.0

The Weatherman #4

By: Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Every human left alive wants a piece of Nathan Bright-but there's only so much of him to go around. Enter the Pearl, a crime lord in the business of making revenge as sweet a possible... and death last forever.

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ohhaimark reviewed Immortal Hulk #6 Sep 21, 2018
4.0

THE GOOD:

-The art was very good. Garbett does a good job of continuing the series' tone, while still being new to the series.

-There are still some very cool effects here, there are a lot of original moments involved.

THE BAD:

-This wasn't necessarily a bad issue, it just wasn't a good Hulk issue. The previous issues have been so good, and while this on more

Immortal Hulk #6

By: Al Ewing, Lee Garbett
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"THE GREEN DOOR" STARTS HERE!
•  Bruce Banner is alive - and everyone knows it. Now he's hunted by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base...and the Avengers. And someone's going to find him first.
•  But Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable...

Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Immortal Hulk #6 Sep 29, 2018
5.0

talk, talk, talk

Immortal Hulk #6

By: Al Ewing, Lee Garbett
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"THE GREEN DOOR" STARTS HERE!
•  Bruce Banner is alive - and everyone knows it. Now he's hunted by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base...and the Avengers. And someone's going to find him first.
•  But Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable...

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9.0

Bendis run gets better with every issue!

Action Comics #1003

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Yanick Paquette
Released: Sep 26, 2018

How well does Clark Kent know his own city? Are the threats targeting Metropolis new or something older and more dangerous than they seem?
With mobsters being killed off and the Daily Planet staff hunting for answers, it's up to Superman to discover what lurks in the underside of the city he thought he knew so well. Who is the Red Mist, and wh...

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Walt's Comics & Books reviewed Ice Cream Man #7 Sep 27, 2018
10

Perfection.

Ice Cream Man #7

By: W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"MY LITTLE POLTERGEIST"
Another sullen, sequential short! Here, a little girl's best friend comes back from the dead. Or does she? It's hard to say, ghosts being an unreliable sort.

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7.0

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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7.5

Captain America Annual #1

By: Tini Howard, Chris Sprouse
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• During an advance scouting mission in World War II, Captain America and Bucky come across an old farmhouse where a group of concentration camp escapees are fending off recapture.
•  If they can hold the line, the Allies will come to the rescue. But it's going to be a long night...
•  Rising star Ti...

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6.5

Art by Garry Brown was cool. Plotidea was neat, but the dialogue a bit forced/stiff. They're doing the "Let's call each other Cat and Spider"-thing that drove me nuts in Batman #50? Is this a virus?!?!

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Garry Brown
Released: Sep 19, 2018

TIES THAT BIND!
Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume - one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently!  But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, ...

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Walt's Comics & Books rated Hawkman #4 Sep 12, 2018
8.5

Hawkman #4

By: Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch
Released: Sep 12, 2018

It's Hawkman vs. Hall in the brawl for all of Thanagar! Having just teleported across the galaxy, Earthman Carter Hall squares off against Thanagarian space cop Katar Hol in an all-Hawkman slugfest. Katar provides the next piece of the puzzle in Carter's quest to unlock the secrets of his own past-an alien artifact that immediately zooms him back t...

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