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myconius reviewed Batman Year One Sep 16, 2020
9.0

one Batman story i can never get tired of re-reading.
very well written (though not entirely perfect) there's a few glaring things i wasn't thrilled about. this is still a fantastic story, and worthy of being called essential reading.

all the scenes with Gordon facing the corruption withing the GCPD are very well written. Det. Flass is probably one of the best antagonist characters more

Batman Year One

By: Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli

A new edition of one of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever, written by Frank Miller, author of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!

In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman--who he is and how he came to be.

Written shortly aft...

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myconius dropped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from their pull list Sep 16, 2020
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myconius dropped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends from their pull list Sep 16, 2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends

This is it, fans! You demanded it, and IDW Publishing listened! The entire Image Comics TMNT run (a.k.a TMNT Volume 3) reproduced for the first time ever in full, four-color glory! Join creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco as they take the Heroes in a Half-Shell on some of their most amazing and dangerous and bizarre adventures ever... culminating...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Detective Comics #1027 Sep 16, 2020
6.5

I really don't like anthologies, so I'm not expecting much from this. But hopefully it's not too bad.

Blowback was okay. It doesn't really do much besides reiterate Batman's rogues gallery, which is... Fine. I liked the art at least.

The Master Class was *fine*. I don't like Bendis' dialogue, but he writes the Batfamily with a certain brand of competence compared to his other more

Detective Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 16, 2020

Light the Bat-Signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is here! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, this special, book-size celebration brings you the biggest names in comics as they chronicle the most epic Batman adventures Gotham City and the DC Universe have ever seen! The World’s Greatest Detective has a mountain of...

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myconius reviewed Detective Comics #1027 Sep 16, 2020
6.0

a real mixed bag.

on one hand we have fun and entertaining stories like Morrison's Detective 26, which was a fun dark humored parody of Batman's origin.

then we have Tom King trying to pretend he's clever, while at the same time taking his usual steaming $#!% on Batman.

not worth the $10 price tag. also not a worthy enough tribute to Batman.

just another more

Detective Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 16, 2020

Light the Bat-Signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is here! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, this special, book-size celebration brings you the biggest names in comics as they chronicle the most epic Batman adventures Gotham City and the DC Universe have ever seen! The World’s Greatest Detective has a mountain of...

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9.5

This Omnibus is better than the Absolute edition, in both content and quality.
The stitching seems more secure in this Omnibus than it does in my copy of the Absolute edition. The pages of my Absolute edition are starting to come loose. Whereas my GM Batman Omni Vol. 1 (Sept 2018) and Omni vol. 2 (June 2019) are still holding up strong. And this GM Batman Omni Vol. 3 looks like the same great more

Batman Vol. 3: By Grant Morrison Omnibus

By: Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette

Batman's war on crime goes global! Bruce Wayne is back under the cowl, and to better serve his mission, he's trained heroes around the world, along with the help of longtime allies such as Catwoman and Batwoman. But the threat of Leviathan looms...Collects Batman: The Return #1, Batman Incorporated (Series 1) #1-8, Batman Incorporated: Leviathan St...

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myconius posted on Dan's profile Aug 26, 2020

hey Dan, any chance that we'll get Batman Vol. 3: By Grant Morrison Omnibus posted on the site? :)

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Dan - Aug 26, 2020

Done!

myconius - Aug 26, 2020

You ROCK, Dan!!! Thank you!!! 😀

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ohhaimark reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 26, 2020
8.5

I really liked this issue. The art was definitely the best part, but I really liked how Barbara and Jason were written.

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 25, 2020
9.5

Just few days ago The Batman's trailer was released, to univeersal shock and praise of its dense, violent, dark atmosphere. It's by no means perfect and the final movie may end up being a misstep, but as of now, most sceptics seemingly vanished after seeing Pattinson obliterating a street thug and realizing they may have judget the book by its cover.
Similarly, Three Jokers took a crowbar and more

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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ohhaimark - Aug 26, 2020

I'm honestly just psyched for Paul Dano as The Riddler.

YourGreenMuse - Aug 26, 2020

Was I the only one left with a passive feeling? I'm not any more or less excited about the movie since seeing the trailer. I think the movie will be pretty good. The best thing I could say to a friend after seeing the trailer was "I'm glad they're not fucking with the voice."

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MKW69 reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 25, 2020
3.0

Nothing new or interesting. This shoulld be done years ago.

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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myconius - Aug 26, 2020

@Darkseid24 - oh. how i've missed the triggered little babies on this site. 😂😂😂

Darkseid24 - Aug 26, 2020

@myconius Haha yeah 😂

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Darkseid24 reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 25, 2020
6.0

Never liked the idea of 3 Jokers, but the art is really great. It’s the best thing about this comic. However as for the story I can’t see Barbara ever acting like that& I doubt Batman would leave Jason alone with Joker. It all depends on how the story will go, if the Jokers are the real Joker from 3 different earths or just all from 1 earth, then Joker as a character is ruined. If it turns out more

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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myconius - Aug 26, 2020

@VicSav but you are the edgiest. ^_^ ^_^ ^_^

Darkseid24 - Aug 26, 2020

Lol

YourGreenMuse posted on myconius's profile Jul 15, 2020

Thought you would like to know that Tom King is writing a Rorschach (Yes, Watchmen) 12 issue miniseries.

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ohhaimark - Aug 20, 2020

Page 1: "Tonight a comedian died in New York." 3 pages later: "Tonight a comedian died in New York." 5 pages later: "Did I mention that a comedian died in New York?" 4 pages later: "I don't know if they remember that tonight a comedian died in New York. I'd better tell them again."

myconius - Aug 20, 2020

hahahahaha!!! exactly! ...by the end of the book, we find out that it was the Comedian who had thrown himself out the window. turns out he was really really really sad.

9.5

Green Lantern: Blackstars #2

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Target: Earth! Hal Jordan and the Blackstars will stop at nothing to bend the planet to its leader's whims, and Earth's greatest heroes pull out all the stops to fight these fascists. Betrayals of cosmic consequence abound! And why is Earth's sun turning orange? We can only hope Superman figures that one out before it's too late...

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ohhaimark - Aug 20, 2020

Is this the issue that made fun of Bendis and Tom King and other writers? I dropped this series a while ago, but I heard that issue was really good.

myconius - Aug 20, 2020

yes. this is the issue. it's like a nice roast of the current state of DC Comics. definitely worth picking up if you can find it. DC not being too happy about being the butt of the joke, has yet to announce collecting this portion of the run in a trade. no surprise there.

myconius added Dennis O'Neil to their creator watch list Mar 25, 2020
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ohhaimark - Jun 14, 2020

One of the greats. His contributions to Batman as well as his Hard Traveling Heroes will always hold a special place in my heart.

myconius - Aug 15, 2020

Denny really did define the modern era of Batman that we all know today.

myconius rated Uzumaki Vol. 3 Aug 15, 2020
9.0

Uzumaki Vol. 3

By: Junji Ito

In the third and final volume, with their town devastated by titanic hurricanes, the citizens of Kur zu-cho - including Shuichi, Kirie and her family - find themselves cut off from the outside world. Reporters and rescue teams cross the mountain range into Kur zu-cho only to find themselves unable to leave. Trapped inside the cursed ruins, the desp...

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myconius rated Uzumaki Vol. 2 Aug 15, 2020
9.0

Uzumaki Vol. 2

By: Junji Ito

>A fiendish power - the power of the spiral - swirls about the sleepy, fogbound town of Kur zu-cho. It haunts the streets, kills some of its inhabitants, drives others mad... and changes others in even more terrible ways. Now Kirie Goshima and her boyfriend, Shuichi Saito (who lost both his parents to the spiral), must find a way to stop the malign...

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myconius rated Uzumaki Vol. 1 Aug 15, 2020
9.5

Uzumaki Vol. 1

By: Junji Ito

Kirie Goshima has lived all her life in the coastal town of Kurôzu-cho, a sleepy community where the citizens live quiet lives away from the bustling city. But soon, all that will change. When normal citizens become obsessed with the ever-reducing shape of the spiral, strange accidents begin to happen that have Kirie, and her sensitive boyfriend ...

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Melkor reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 Jul 21, 2019
10

Very impressive issue!

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

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myconius - Aug 15, 2020

what impressed you about it?

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Leylin reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #3 Aug 11, 2020
1.0

I am beginning to hate batman

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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myconius - Aug 15, 2020

then don't read Scott Snyder's version of the character. Snyder makes Batman into a complete jerk. Try out Peter Tomasi's New52 Batman & Robin run. i think you'll enjoy it a lot more.

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5.0

Look, i get that the point of this event is to be crazy camp for the sake of it, but a lot of the writing and concepts are just so fucking bad. The whole New Apokolips scene triggered me immensely because Scott Snyder clearly didn't understand Final Crisis and blatantly messed up one of the climaxes of the book (Batman vs Darkseid). The Anti-Life Great Death Drive was stupid as hell, Darkfather is more

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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Danny - Aug 11, 2020

*dialogue

myconius - Aug 15, 2020

i'm glad someone else picked up on Snyder's flub in his Final Crisis reference.

myconius commented on this:
4.0

You know, Nihilist compared this series to Mastodon. As someone who hates Mastodon, I couldn't agree more. Way too much of this issue is spent expositing and that's because there is no foundation here. It's just like Justice League where everything is just building on pillars of sand and bullshit. And now they're setting up the numerous one-shot tie-ins while never establishing their event's base. more

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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myconius - Aug 15, 2020

did you notice that Scott Snyder goofed up his Final Crisis reference? Darkseid didn't send Bruce Wayne back in time with a gun. He shot Omega Beams from his eyes, while it was Bruce that had shot Darkseid with a Radion Bullet using the gun. -you'd think if Snyder was going to reference a story, that he'd at least pay attention to the events as they actually had happened within that story.

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YourGreenMuse posted on Dan's profile Oct 12, 2019

Hey Dan, are there any plans to implement an option to delete reviews?

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myconius - Aug 15, 2020

it'll be extremely useful. thanks Dan!

myconius - Aug 15, 2020

@Dan - it works like a charm! thanks again!

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Strange Adventures #3 Jul 18, 2020
5.0

This is fine, I guess. I mean, if you wanted me to root for Alanna's downfall, you did good. She's clearly an awful person. I'm frankly sick of this story already, which is probably not a good sign, and I'm not interested in what happens next anymore.

Strange Adventures #3

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Can Adam Strange handle the truth? After the cosmic adventurer was accused of murder and had his whole record as a soldier questioned, he turned to Batman for help clearing his name. But someone else was needed to ensure that the investigation would be truly impartial. Enter Mr. Terrific, the man for whom “Fair Play” is a credo to live by. 

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ohhaimark reviewed Strange Adventures #3 Jul 15, 2020
4.5

The frustrating thing about this series is how good it would probably be if it was 6 issues long.

Art's nice though.

Strange Adventures #3

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Can Adam Strange handle the truth? After the cosmic adventurer was accused of murder and had his whole record as a soldier questioned, he turned to Batman for help clearing his name. But someone else was needed to ensure that the investigation would be truly impartial. Enter Mr. Terrific, the man for whom “Fair Play” is a credo to live by. 

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myconius liked this:
6.0

Anthologies are hard and usually not worth it but everyone buys these so I guess they'll just keep happening.

Scars was alright. Just a standard horror story but with Joker pasted on top of whatever random monster it would've been otherwise.

What Comes After A Joke? proves that Punchline is as bland as she seemed in Batman #92. Her origin sucks. So much for all the speculati more

Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Joker 80th Anniversary #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jun 10, 2020

The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who's who of comics' finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from th...

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7.5

Out of all anniversary mega issues, I think Joker's may either be the most consistent one. Aside from Azzarello's short story, it's at least decent, and few in this collection managed to make really good impression on me.

Snyder's "Scars" is a dark, twisted tale bringing back the edge and grit The New-52 became infamous for, and whether you liked this direction or hated it, it works in more

Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Joker 80th Anniversary #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jun 10, 2020

The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who's who of comics' finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from th...

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7.0

Most of this was fine, but I want to talk about the final story, by Azzarello. I haven't seen anyone discussing this for what it clearly is: a self-insert for Azzarello as Joker about his time at DC. There's even an extremely poor taste batd*ck joke!

It's wild this made it past editorial, and that no one in the reviews seems to be calling it for what it is.

Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Joker 80th Anniversary #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jun 10, 2020

The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who's who of comics' finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from th...

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Dan rated Uzumaki Vol. 3 Mar 5, 2020
9.5

Uzumaki Vol. 3

By: Junji Ito

In the third and final volume, with their town devastated by titanic hurricanes, the citizens of Kur zu-cho - including Shuichi, Kirie and her family - find themselves cut off from the outside world. Reporters and rescue teams cross the mountain range into Kur zu-cho only to find themselves unable to leave. Trapped inside the cursed ruins, the desp...

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Dan rated Uzumaki Vol. 2 Mar 5, 2020
9.5

Uzumaki Vol. 2

By: Junji Ito

>A fiendish power - the power of the spiral - swirls about the sleepy, fogbound town of Kur zu-cho. It haunts the streets, kills some of its inhabitants, drives others mad... and changes others in even more terrible ways. Now Kirie Goshima and her boyfriend, Shuichi Saito (who lost both his parents to the spiral), must find a way to stop the malign...

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Dan rated Uzumaki Vol. 1 Mar 5, 2020
9.5

Uzumaki Vol. 1

By: Junji Ito

Kirie Goshima has lived all her life in the coastal town of Kurôzu-cho, a sleepy community where the citizens live quiet lives away from the bustling city. But soon, all that will change. When normal citizens become obsessed with the ever-reducing shape of the spiral, strange accidents begin to happen that have Kirie, and her sensitive boyfriend ...

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