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Rascal4Hire reviewed Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
3.5

5G is coming and apparently there's not a lot of interest in good stories. Apart from one last page detail it's pretty standard bread and butter DC stuff. Nothing exciting. I originally thought about giving it a 5 but this comes right after an entire run of slow pacing. Tynion needs to ramp it up very fast. Everything feels slow and unexciting.

Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under ...

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Quinn reviewed Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
5.0

Great art, rushed story.

We see Harley save Catwoman in the graveyard and Batman track down the various assassins. (He sends a fleet of drones to get Deathstroke).

Batman reaches Riddler's lair and there is video with no sound showing DESIGN or whatever his name is confronting Riddler. (Penguin is wounded in this episode and threatening hospital workers).

The actio more

Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under ...

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Linkush reviewed Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
7.5

I really don't have much to say about this issue because not a lot happened but it was still entertaining.

Harley and Selina team up as Batman continues to search for answers and The Riddler is missing. Meanwhile, Joker is getting ready to execute his own plan with the help of Punchline.

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Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under ...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
7.5

Okay, I gotta admit, this story arc finally captured my attention. After a tiny, tiny bit underwhelming beginning, finally side arcs begin to connect and create a bigger picture. The issue didn't answer any questions, in fact only introduced more, but i wasn't its point. The point was to connect few dots, without progressing the plot much further. Build the tension, make the mystery feel deeper an more

Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under ...

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myconius reviewed Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
6.5

a lot of this was a slog to get through.
i will say that at least the story had some beautiful art, and great action to make up for the slow parts. but overall, i just don't know if this is really something worthy of keeping in my already over-encumbered collection. not sure if this is anything i'll ever want to revisit.

the story that's being set up in the epilogue, it's been done more

Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under ...

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Darkseid24 - Feb 19, 2020

It’s basically Dead Reckoning& Endgame just in bad.

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Nihilist reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #4 Feb 19, 2020
4.0

While I like the final cliffhanger and idea behind it, I can't stop thinking that Bendis just wasted everyone's time coming up with some of the least inspired, generic origin stories out there. With Imra, it's literally "oh, I'm going to college, cool". I wish I was kidding, but it really feels that bland. I wouldn't be urprised if we were dealing with a dozen new characters, and some of them lack more

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The secret origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes revealed! Exactly how did this ragtag group of idealistic, super-powered teens from all across the galaxy find each other? What pulls them and keeps them together? Another gorgeous issue of DC's future superstars also reveals clues to how Aquaman's lost trident may be the key to Earth's future and sur...

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myconius - Feb 19, 2020

YEESH! so this was what Bendis ruined Jon Kent for? ...nice going Bendis!!

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RBL reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #4 Feb 19, 2020
2.0

Usually when the backstory of a character is expanded on, it adds to them and showcases more of who they are. All this is issue does is elaborate on the “secret origins” of the 3 so-called “leaders” of the Legion.

Thing is, this simple premise is botched completely. Somehow each of the leaders feel like less of a character and just a pointless addition to the roster than before. more

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The secret origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes revealed! Exactly how did this ragtag group of idealistic, super-powered teens from all across the galaxy find each other? What pulls them and keeps them together? Another gorgeous issue of DC's future superstars also reveals clues to how Aquaman's lost trident may be the key to Earth's future and sur...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 Feb 12, 2020
4.5

While the premise for this comic is definitely good, aside from the fact Alfred's death was one of the most disappointing moments in already utterly disappointing run of Tom King's Batman, the execution seems... cynical, calculated. It didn't feel like celebration of Alfred's life and his relations to the rest of the Bat Family. Instead, I though I'm reading carefully crafted chain of scenes desig more

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal wi...

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LunaMoody - Feb 14, 2020

I liked a lot of Kings run also. Dislike a lot as well. I think the biggest problem DC has right now with it's books and writers is that they are trying to write books/novel like stories and most of the writers just are not good enough to write that long or detail involved story. If King had wrote this as only a 12 issue arc it probably would have been amazing. But he tried to spread it out through his entire run and failed because of it.

myconius - Feb 19, 2020

DC Stuff - yeah, "figure it out later" that was the mantra to his ENTIRE run!! only he NEVER figured any of it out. the guy is clueless.

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3.0

Karl Marx once said "history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce", and it'd take special kind of "genius" to dissagree with that. You see, DC and WB failed with Suicide Squad in 2016 - a movie so bad, it has become a running joke despised by everyone and their moms, panned for its Hot Topic trailer trash aethetic, Joker and Harley having scribbles tattooed on their damn faces, and la more

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

By: Amanda Conner
Released: Feb 12, 2020

DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5" x 10.875"
The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off!  Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer ...

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Nihilist - Feb 13, 2020

Pretty much, brother. Instead, they're playing with it, all hands brown and stinky up to the elbows, microwaving this turd.

myconius - Feb 19, 2020

hahahahaha!!! man! that analogy was excellent!! - - "...stinky up to the elbows" - - LOVE IT!!! x'D

6.0

very slow and not very exciting comic.

had some ok moments, but nothing that is going to draw in new readers.

nothing i could honestly recommend.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #103

By: Tom Waltz, Sophie Campbell
Released: Feb 19, 2020

As the Turtles struggle to come together in the face of recent setbacks, Old Hob's unusual new enforcers make their presence known. Will they be friend or foe?

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Aero #8 Feb 12, 2020
3.0

This blows. Who is reading this? Why is it still going?

Aero #8

By: Zhou Liefen, Keng
Released: Feb 12, 2020

JADE MONSTER MAYHEM!
•  AERO'S beloved city of Shanghai is under threat!
•  Who is unleashing the JADE MONSTERS that keep causing mass destruction?
•  Will Aero's secret identity be revealed while she tries to save the city and its people from certain doom?
Rated T

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The 20-issue Ceiling - Feb 13, 2020

You are reading it. :)

YourGreenMuse - Feb 13, 2020

Yeah, but me and who else?

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Darkseid24 reviewed Nightwing #68 Jan 15, 2020
4.5

This issue was rushed. I don’t know why, but writers let Dick win way too easily & way too fast. He overcame the Talons manipulation as if it was nothing. Same happened with Scarecrow, with Joker‘s daugther& now with the Talons as well. If you write the villains too weak, how much is the victory of the hero worth? Nothing.
The writers are portraying Dick way too strong & it’s quite rid more

Nightwing #68

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

Being a superhero often means layers of identities. For Ric Grayson, he once had a life as a sidekick to Batman, a life he forgot when a terrible gunshot wound erased his memories. When his long lost grand-father, who is also a super-assassin called Talon, returned to his life and implanted false memories into his brain, that added another layer. N...

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YourGreenMuse - Feb 13, 2020

I don't think we're going to be out of it for a while. At least, based on solicits. Maybe in May.

myconius - Feb 13, 2020

i'm so damn glad i stopped wasting money on this.

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RBL reviewed Superman: Heroes #1 Feb 12, 2020
3.0

Nice to know the impromptu group that banded together in Justice League Odyssey are now official leaguers.

Also it’s great that Hawkman, Shazam, and Cyborg were all able to reverse their current condition to be present in this momentous occasion. I mean even Harley, an anti-hero at best and someone who is in no way a member of any League also showed up, that’s really something.

Superman: Heroes #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, the staff of the Daily Planet, even the Justice League-their lives all changed when Superman revealed his secret identity to the world! This unique Superman experience explores what the identity of Clark Kent meant to those close to him-and what their relationship to Superman will be in the future. All the rules are about to...

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RBL reviewed Nightwing #68 Jan 15, 2020
5.0

As an ending of an arc it fails to stick the landing, but no one arc of "ric" ever managed to really take off, so this just botching the end is already a vast improvement. As a single issue the fact it fails to commit to the single change most fans have been asking for since Batman #55 is its biggest drawback. A completely forgettable read and not worth spending money on.

While this iss more

Nightwing #68

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

Being a superhero often means layers of identities. For Ric Grayson, he once had a life as a sidekick to Batman, a life he forgot when a terrible gunshot wound erased his memories. When his long lost grand-father, who is also a super-assassin called Talon, returned to his life and implanted false memories into his brain, that added another layer. N...

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Darkseid24 reviewed Batman #88 Feb 5, 2020
6.5

Good issue. It feels like a classic villain team up story. I especially liked the scene between Riddler& Catwoman. It was fun to see Riddler casting some doubt in Catwoman‘s relationship. Would be great, if Tynion finally ended this terrible Catbat relationship King built. But I doubt it. DC is constantly ruining characters, so why would Catwoman be the exception?
Penguin‘s scene was also more

Batman #88

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke...

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2.5

Just terrible. The dialogue is bad& the story is nonsense. I haven‘t watched BoP yet, but I really hope the movie is better than this. I am also asking myself, why this is Black Label- because we see the half naked ass of a guy? Another reason, why BL is a joke.

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #1

By: Amanda Conner
Released: Feb 12, 2020

DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5" x 10.875"
The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off!  Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer ...

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Nihilist - Feb 13, 2020

I didn't even notice the BL logo! Oh, my, DC is throwing literally anything they have to supply this imprint.

Darkseid24 - Feb 13, 2020

Agreed. It’s ridiculous

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2.5

Harley the best mankind has to offer Lmao

Whatever drugs Ivy is taking she should definitely stop 😂

Well this issue has some interesting ideas like Ivy struggling with her original goal& with her friendship with Harley ( no love story mentioned here), but the power level of Poison Ivy is just ridiculous here. Ever since Kings HIC, rather DC in Crisis she shows powers she more

Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #6

By: Jody Houser, Adriana Melo
Released: Feb 12, 2020

It's the end of the road for our Gotham City sirens...and the revelation of Poison Ivy's shocking secret will rock you to your core! Will Harley Quinn be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to become the hero she so desperately wants to be? Or will old habits die hard and end Harley and Ivy's friendship forever?

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Kreniigh - Feb 14, 2020

But she must be a hero! I saw her standing in a hero crowd over in some Superman comic just now!

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10

THE GOOD:

-Perfect ending.

-This is some of the most unique looking art that's coming out right now.

-John Constantine is such an awesome character.

-It's nice to see comic with smaller villains. Big threats are important too, but it's refreshing when the hero isn't fighting some end of the world threat.

-This writing... it's so great, so more

John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Jan 22, 2020

John has found the cause of the magical madness slaughtering gang members on Peckham Rye...and it's just one guy! How hard can it be to stop him? Well, when the gangs get involved and the source of his power becomes clear, the answer turns out to be "Near impossible, actually!"

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ohhaimark reviewed Gideon Falls #21 Feb 8, 2020
9.0

THE GOOD:

-This was the issue we needed.

-This art is top-tier.

-Every scene inside the mall was mind-blowing.

-This issue was actually rather disturbing.

-I love these characters so much.

-The Laughing Man's final form is just so weird and creepy. I love it.

-Wilfred and Angie's appearance couldn't have been more a more

Gideon Falls #21

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Feb 5, 2020

END OF STORY ARC!
2019 EISNER AWARD WINNER, BEST NEW SERIES!
"THE PENTOCULUS," Part Five-Clara comes face-to-face with the Laughing Man (or maybe it's face-to-face-to-face-to-face) as Fred and Angie take a leap of faith through the Multiverse!

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ohhaimark reviewed Marauders #7 Feb 8, 2020
7.0

THE GOOD:

-The art was nice.

-I know next to nothing about Callisto, but I liked her a lot here.

-The Bishop action scenes were very good.

-That scene with Masque was the highlight for me. Just a great example of how good of a writer Gerry Duggan can be.

-Very interested by the ending.

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-The lack of resolution more

Marauders #7

By: Gerry Duggan, Stefano Caselli
Released: Feb 5, 2020

THE TREASURE OF ISLAND M!
As Verendi's plans against Krakoa grow, the Marauders find themselves missing something vital... something that brings Storm and the White Queen to blows. Artist Stefano Caselli (AVENGERS, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) joins the crew of the craziest X-series of them al!
Rated T+

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MKW69 reviewed Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 Feb 12, 2020
6.5

It was too short. And it felt not complete, only Bat's Robins and Barbara are here. There should be others, like Alfred daughter Julia, Supes Cassandra, and others.

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal wi...

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myconius - Feb 12, 2020

very good points. no mention of Alfred's daughter has even been made. and Superman and Wonder Woman definitely would have been there as well! this just shows how phoned in this really was.

LunaMoody - Feb 14, 2020

I agree

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10

A substantial,imaginative, dreamful issue. We can see Morrison really planned a lot for this run. Shamefully those might not come true for this book has to end sooner than scheduled. The dream team of Morrison and Sharp shouldn't be treated like that. Damn you DC for reducting your best run at present.

Green Lantern: Season Two #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 12, 2020

The team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp continue their bold new take on the Emerald Warrior in a wild 30-page second season opener! In the wake of the Blackstar incursion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Lanterns must pick up the pieces from that cataclysmic conclusion. Among them is Jordan's next critical mission: search for the next gen...

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myconius - Feb 12, 2020

them extending runs like Scott Snyder or Tom King's Batman, yet cutting this Green Lantern run short is just further evidence that DC is run by idiots.

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Justice League #39 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

Just like everything Snyder writes, this run ends with nothing. For a worthless, meaningless story, it lasts too long. Perpetua is a boring, annoying, outdated villain and that makes the JL even dumber. I may be wrong but is Snyder whining about editorial decisions in the story? That's pretty unprofessional and narrow-minded I think since the story is JUST BAD.

Justice League #39

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jan 29, 2020

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says f...

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5.5

I expect this issue a touching one. But how the writers handle it is too... clumsy. How could it be possible that Alfred wanted to tell Bruce "your parents' death made you Batman so they would've die willingly for you to save people"? Seriously, Alfred's death and how families react deserves better writing.

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal wi...

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9.5

Continuing their amazing run, Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp hit it out of the park with this issue. Great starting point after the events of Blackstars, it's just great to see Hal be at the top of his game again. This again plays up the cop vibe that season one had by assigning him a partner on his next mission, which was fun and interesting. I love the low-key tone of the book, it doesn't feel more

Green Lantern: Season Two #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 12, 2020

The team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp continue their bold new take on the Emerald Warrior in a wild 30-page second season opener! In the wake of the Blackstar incursion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Lanterns must pick up the pieces from that cataclysmic conclusion. Among them is Jordan's next critical mission: search for the next gen...

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myconius - Feb 12, 2020

just look at the bright side. hopefully his freed up schedule will help Grant be able to focus on getting that Arkham II finally completed. it was announced quite some time ago now.

8.0

Green Lantern: Season Two #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 12, 2020

The team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp continue their bold new take on the Emerald Warrior in a wild 30-page second season opener! In the wake of the Blackstar incursion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Lanterns must pick up the pieces from that cataclysmic conclusion. Among them is Jordan's next critical mission: search for the next gen...

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myconius reviewed Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 Feb 12, 2020
4.0

pointless cash-grab.

complete waste of time and money.

the art's not even worth the time to bother looking at.

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal wi...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #88 Feb 5, 2020
7.5

I feel like I should be more excited about this issue than I actually am. Maybe it's the comic, or maybe I just have a bad day, but either way I couldn't really get into it, get invested in the story and appreciate the groundwork Tynion is laying down for events to come and mysteries to unravel. It's all fine, nothing's missing, nothing's lacking, but while it is an entertaining read, I don't thin more

Batman #88

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke...

myconius reviewed Batman #88 Feb 5, 2020
6.0

really beautiful art, but the story is just not grabbing me.

this just feels like it's trying way too hard.

Batman #88

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke...

myconius reviewed DC's Crimes of Passion #1 Feb 5, 2020
3.0

some 'OK' art, but the writing is pure drivel.
it's trying to be Noir, but it's just sappy crappy.

skip this $10 waste of paper and ink.

DC's Crimes of Passion #1

By: James Tynion IV, Greg Smallwood
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Passion. Betrayal. Murder. When you're a private investigator, these are things you experience daily. But when you add capes to the mix-like Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn? Things get even messier. The name's Slam Bradley, and I'm telling you that this year's Valentine's Day special has more intrigue than you can shake a stick at. Ten tales of ...

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