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Hatmasta reviewed Batman #23.1 Sep 5, 2013
8.0

Great story and wonderful art. I didn't have very high expectations considering the writer is.... Andy Kubert? Who knew that guy could write? I'm a little confused by the other low reviews...

Batman #23.1

By: Andy Kubert, Andy Clarke
Released: Sep 4, 2013

The Joker has FOREVER been the face of EVIL in the DC Universe...but what led him on this devious path of treachery? Andy Kubert pens this early adventure showcasing the maniacal exploits of the Crown Prince of Gotham-The JOKER!

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Hatmasta reviewed All-New X-Men #15 Aug 12, 2013
9.0

Best issue of the series so far!

All-New X-Men #15

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Lafuente
Released: Aug 7, 2013

Love is in the air!Cyclops heart and future start to fade before his eyes.

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Hatmasta reviewed Uncanny Avengers #10 Jul 29, 2013
4.0

Writing is bloated, dialogue boxes are uninteresting and too wordy for their message, a dead character (whose death was perfectly executed) returns a mere 10 issues later.... moments that are supposed to be emotional come across with a complete lack of emotion. The story is uninteresting. This series is probably the biggest disappointment of Marvel Now for me. I don't know what happened but Rick R more

Uncanny Avengers #10

By: Rick Remender, John Cassaday
Released: Jul 24, 2013

Ragnarok Now continues! THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF DEATH are unleashed!

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Hatmasta reviewed Batman/Superman #1 Jun 26, 2013
6.0

This issue was on its way to a 9.0...until about 2/3 of the way through and the inescapable "artist switch" reared its ugly freakin head. Really, DC? An artist switch in the very first issue of a series? It's inexcusable, and put a serious damper on an otherwise well-written comic.

Batman/Superman #1

By: Greg Pak, Jae Lee
Released: Jun 26, 2013

A new epic begins with the debut of this new, ongoing series! Dont miss the first fateful meeting of Batman and Superman in The New 52!

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Hatmasta reviewed Age of Ultron #10 Jun 19, 2013
8.0

I can't help but wonder how this book would have been received if Marvel hadnt blown the Angela cameo spoiler months prior. Instead, everyone has been jumping on the "we already knew that" bandwagon and quickly find more reasons to bash the book (Bendis bashing is IN now, haven't you heard?). The end does have major ramifications that we haven't seen yet on the marvel universe, and I suspect those more

Age of Ultron #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Peterson
Released: Jun 19, 2013

THE FINALE!The biggest secret in comics will be revealed to you! An ending so confidential…even the artists of this book don’t know what lies on the final pages…! A surprise so big that comic book legend Joe Quesada himself returns to the pages of Marvel Comics to draw a sequence that people will be talking about for years.

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Hatmasta reviewed Batman and Robin #21 Jun 19, 2013
4.5

Art couldn't be more bland and Batman couldn't be more out of character than we see him here (batman wouldn't call a crook an "idiot"). This title has lost some of its flair since Damien died, and despite myself being a staunch Tomasi fan, I've gotta admit that this is indubitably his worst issue of the title to date, and that gets a :(

Batman and Robin #21

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Cliff Richards
Released: Jun 19, 2013

What deal would you make to bring someone back from the dead? And in this issue, its Batman vs. Batgirl!

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Hatmasta reviewed Batwoman #21 Jun 19, 2013
9.0

Spankingly awesome. Even without Williams on art, this title remains one of the New 52's most consistently solid titles.

Batwoman #21

By: W. Haden Blackman, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Jun 19, 2013

In the aftermath of the Medusa ordeal, Killer Croc is rescued by a mysterious cult...but what connection do they have with Batwoman, and why do they need to see her die?

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Hatmasta reviewed Green Lantern Corps #21 Jun 13, 2013
5.5

I was not a fan of this book. Van Jensen had a tough time of it, coming in after a brilliant run by Peter Tomasi. But this issue just feels so "bleh." It felt like he tried too hard to drive home several points throughout the issue, especially John & Fatality's love issues. I'll stick around for awhile, but I'm not impressed thus far.

Green Lantern Corps #21

By: Van Jensen, Bernard Chang
Released: Jun 12, 2013

Its nonstop action as the Green Lantern Corps faces attacks on Oa and Earthand Guy Gardner is presented with a choice that could change the balance of power between the different Lantern Corps forever!

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Hatmasta reviewed Superman Unchained #1 Jun 12, 2013
9.0

Great issue. Best non-Morrison Superman issue of the New 52!!!!

Superman Unchained #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jim Lee
Released: Jun 12, 2013

When thirteen satellites fall from the sky in one day, the logical suspect is Lex Luthor-even though he's still locked up in prison! But a stranger question remains: If Superman didn't stop the last satellite from falling, who did? There's an mystery hidden where even Superman can't see it-Can The Man of Steel drag a decades-old secret into the lig...

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Hatmasta reviewed Batman #21 Jun 12, 2013
8.5

This team can do no wrong.

Batman #21

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jun 12, 2013

Witness The New 52 origin of The Dark Knight in BATMAN: ZERO YEAR! Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce Wayne takes the final steps toward his destiny! And in the backup story, learn more about how different Gotham City was at this dangerous point in time.

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Hatmasta reviewed Detective Comics #21 Jun 11, 2013
8.0

This series continues to be fun. This issue continues on with the story from the Tec #0 issue featuring a love from Bruce's past, which leads into a very good little yarn involving her resurrection as a bat-foe. This title holds itself again as the cohesive bat-book that pulls in threads from the various titles. Normally, a chore like that pulls down the book's quality, but Layman does a great job more

Detective Comics #21

By: John Layman, Scot Eaton
Released: Jun 5, 2013

Harper Row joins Batman on a case that leads all the way back to DETECTIVE COMICS #0, but will The Dark Knight be willing to accept her help? Illustrated by guest-artist Scot Eaton!

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Hatmasta reviewed Fantastic Four #8 May 31, 2013
8.5

Fantastic.

Fantastic Four #8

By: Matt Fraction, Mark Bagley
Released: May 22, 2013

One day a year, The Thing reverts to his human form. This year… Ben Grimm is going to go home again -- as Ben Grimm!What was Yancy Street REALLY like back in the day? And how long until the ever-loving’ THING makes his appearance?And meanwhile, the tables get turned in Franklin and Val’s relationship… and when these two si...

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Hatmasta reviewed Batwoman #20 May 29, 2013
7.0

I've loved every issue of this series. No denying: I only read this title initially because of JH Williams on art, but I quickly found that Blackman, as this title went on, has crafted himself into an exceptional writer. However, McCarthy's art, which is usually wonderful, looked like straight up vomit in this issue. It was a tough pill to swallow. There were a few scenes that had zero emotion, an more

Batwoman #20

By: W. Haden Blackman, Trevor McCarthy
Released: May 15, 2013

Batwoman is being played right into a confrontation with Batmanand thats the least of her problems after the final page of issue #20!

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8.0

While the series has seen it's highs and lows, the recent art of Aaron Kuder followed by Guinaldo has elevated this title to a higher tier. I will say that the ending for Kyle is about as perfect an idea as could be had for him. It's a pretty good issue.

Green Lantern: New Guardians #20

By: Tony Bedard, Andres Guinaldo
Released: May 22, 2013

"WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN" epilogue! As a White Lantern, Kyle played a crucial role in the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians. But a loss they suffered in the battle has left Kyle devastated, throwing off the control he had over the entire emotional spectrum. Has his time as a White Lantern ended before it's truly begun? Find out ...

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Hatmasta reviewed Superior Spider-Man #10 May 25, 2013
9.5

Peter is finally gone - and though I loved the book before this issue, #10 has brought the series to a new level. If Daredevil hadn't dished out one of the best comics in the past few years this week, this issue would be my issue of the week. But seriously: Slott is on a tear with this book. It's fun. It's quippy. It's smart, action-packed, wonderfully written, and it has several moments involving more

Superior Spider-Man #10

By: Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman
Released: May 22, 2013

IT BEGINS HERE!!

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Hatmasta reviewed Nightwing #19 May 18, 2013
9.0

All I can say is wow. Nightwing is back! The book is fun, smart, and action-packed. All I could think about after I put it down was, "This is a fun comic book." Brett Booth's art drew me back to this book, and I sure hope he's around for a long time because his work is gorgeous. There's a synergy to the title now that was previously lacking. But the writer and artist have found it, and it practica more

Nightwing #19

By: Kyle Higgins, Brett Booth
Released: Apr 17, 2013

Death of the Family is over, but the laughs continue to plague Nightwing. But it can't be himcan it?

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Hatmasta reviewed G.I. Joe: Special Missions #3 May 16, 2013
9.0

This is probably the best GI Joe title I've read in the last 5 years. The story is a slow build, but it's wonderful nonetheless, and Gulacy's art is brilliant. I highly recommend, even for non GI Joe fans.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #3

By: Chuck Dixon, Paul Gulacy
Released: May 15, 2013

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett, Mainframe, and the Special Missions team are seeing their first operation fall apart as the weather and overwhelming odds thwart them at every turn. Things aren't any easier for the Baroness as she faces a mutiny from the crew of scurvy dogs she hired to recover COBRA's loot off the ocean floor. And now Serpentor ha...

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Hatmasta reviewed G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2 May 16, 2013
8.5

This series is a slow burn, but a great and wonderful read. Plots are slow-moving, but having just read the entire 3 issues of the series so far in one go, I can tell that there are big plans ahead for the Joes. Not to mention, Paul Gulacy's art is fantastic.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #2

By: Chuck Dixon, Paul Gulacy
Released: Apr 3, 2013

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett and her Special Missions team rush to the heart of a perfect storm to retrieve a prize of forty billion (with a B!) of COBRA funds lying in the ocean deep. The only trouble is that the Baroness is already on the scene with a cutthroat crew of her own to reclaim the booty for COBRA!

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Hatmasta reviewed G.I. Joe: Special Missions #1 May 16, 2013
9.0

Great issue.

G.I. Joe: Special Missions #1

By: Chuck Dixon, Paul Gulacy
Released: Mar 20, 2013

A NEW BEGINNING! The legendary team of Chuck Dixon and Paul Gulacy lead the G.I. Joe team undercover and into action! The BARONESS tries to get back into COBRA's good graces-and it's up to SCARLETT to assemble a team to take the villainess down!

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Hatmasta reviewed Detective Comics #19 May 12, 2013
8.0

One thing can for sure be said about this title: Fabok's art is beautiful. I dare even say that it's on part with Capullo & Williams III for the best among current bat-titles. Amidst the insane level of high quality Bat-titles currently on the stands, this one tends to get lost in the background. But Detective Comics, with it's one-writer-one-artist team (Layman & Fabok), is pretty good right now. more

Detective Comics #19

By: James Tynion IV, Jason Masters
Released: Apr 3, 2013

In a special oversized celebratory issue, Batman is challenged by the "Mystery of the 900!

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Hatmasta reviewed Uncanny Avengers #8 May 12, 2013
8.0

Things are amping up in this title. After an abysmal entry of issues 1-4, the series has been churning along on all cylinders since issue #5. Remender is slowly building this up to be a potentially worthy sequel to Uncanny X-Force.

Uncanny Avengers #8

By: Rick Remender, Daniel Acuna
Released: May 8, 2013

Xavier is dead, now begins the age of The Apocalypse Twins! Now begins Ragnar?k and it’s all Thor’s fault!S.W.O.R.D. Peak station is attacked by Apocalypse’s Ship! A Celestial’s fate so shocking, so impossible, it will rock the Marvel Universe to its core.This is it, Ragnar?k is now and not even the Uncanny Avengers can hold...

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Hatmasta reviewed Uncanny X-Force #4 May 12, 2013
7.5

The best word to describe this series so far is "fun." It's not the deepest or most epic book on the shelves, and it does have it's pitfalls (weird transitions between panels), but overall it's an enjoyable book. Some funny moments too.

Uncanny X-Force #4

By: Sam Humphries, Ron Garney
Released: May 8, 2013

The first arc comes to a crazy climactic end!What have Fantomex and Cluster been up to while Bishop has been killing the rest of X-Force?

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Hatmasta reviewed Suicide Squad #20 May 9, 2013
9.0

HOLY $)(#&% this book has a new writer, a new feel, and some seriously disturbing tones. Best issue of the week. I'm happy to see this book take a new direction.

Suicide Squad #20

By: Ales Kot, Patrick Zircher
Released: May 8, 2013

New team members, new direction, new creative team! After the shocking events of issue #19, the team returns to Belle Reve to lick their wounds and bury their deadbut when they find out whats waiting for them at the prison, theyll wish they were back out in the field! Plus: Who are the two killers Amanda Waller has recruited to shake things up, and...

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Hatmasta reviewed Superboy #20 May 9, 2013
5.0

Justin Jordan definitely gives the book a bump, but four artists (YES, FOUR) makes this a tough pill to swallow.

Superboy #20

By: Justin Jordan, R.B. Silva
Released: May 8, 2013

BLOOD AND STEEL begins as The Teen of Steel decides its time to become more proactive in his battle against evil. But how far will he go before he crossed the line?

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Hatmasta reviewed The Avenging Spider-Man #20 May 9, 2013
9.0

so good. Chameleon is portrayed in this issue as a creepy-as-hell psychopath. SPOILER: and he cuts off a guard's face to wear it to escape the helicarrier. My god, Yost is doing such a fantastic job on this title. Peter-Ock's characterization is perfectly on par, reflected in his thought, "I'd better make a crack now" (an attempt to put up the facade of how Peter would act to keep people from bein more

The Avenging Spider-Man #20

By: Christopher Yost, Paolo Rivera
Released: May 8, 2013

THE CHAMELEON SANCTION PART 1 of 2 * Can Spider-Man keep his secrets while facing off with the Secret Avengers? * SHIELD has the Chameleon. The Superior Spider-Man wants him. Time to break into the SHIELD Helicarrier!

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Hatmasta reviewed Avengers #11 May 8, 2013
8.5

What a fun issue! Hickman takes a break from the over-story to give us a down-to-the-beat espionage tale with clever plot and oftentimes hilarious situations, including a scene where AIM agents and a few Avengers call truce for the night and party like it's 1999. Shang Chi kicks ass in some beautifully orchestrated scenes with touching inner dialogue from Chi via Hickman. And Black Widow is aptly more

Avengers #11

By: Jonathan Hickman, Dustin Weaver
Released: May 8, 2013

As Shang-Chi battles an ancient enemy, the Avengers hang out in Hong Kong’s swankiest casino.Captain Marvel, Black Widow and Spider-Woman find out it doesn’t pay to gamble in the spy business.Cannonball and Sunspot play craps with a bunch of AIM Agents. AND WIN!

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Hatmasta reviewed Thanos Rising #2 May 8, 2013
8.5

I really don't see where the distaste for this series is coming from. I've found both issues to be excellent. Art and writing are top-notch, and young Thanos is presented as a driven yet conflicted character with evil inside of him. I've noticed over the years that fans tend to dislike/poorly grade comics by Simone Bianchi (artist). I think his art is outstanding. It drives home the tone of the se more

Thanos Rising #2

By: Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi
Released: May 1, 2013

THE RISE OF MARVEL'S GREATEST EVIL CONTINUES BY TWO OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CREATORS IN COMICS!!

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Hatmasta reviewed Avengers Assemble #14AU Apr 22, 2013
8.0

Awesome.

AOU has been one of the best events in recent memory, and these tie-ins have been helping to establish that fact. Butch Guice delivers great art to drive home Black Widow's story of how she came to be in the SHIELD bunker in which we find her in the main series...and how she loses her eye.

Great issue.

Avengers Assemble #14AU

By: Al Ewing, Butch Guice
Released: Apr 10, 2013

Black Widow heads back to her old stomping ground of San Francisco for coffee, old friends...

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Hatmasta reviewed Wolverine and the X-Men #27AU Apr 21, 2013
8.0

Best one-shot so far of Age of Ultron.

Wolverine and the X-Men #27AU

By: Matt Kindt, Paco Medina
Released: Apr 17, 2013

An AGE OF ULTRON tie-in (make sure you read #6 first!) Wolverine and the Invisible Woman find themselves in the Avengers’ past!

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Hatmasta reviewed Deadpool #7 Apr 4, 2013
10

This is a perfect comic.

Deadpool #7

By: Brian Edmund Posehn, Kevin Maguire
Released: Apr 3, 2013

First…flashback to Deadpool’s adventures in yesteryear with Iron Man!Then…Deadpool is hired by a demon to reclaim damned souls!Plus…Wade gets in touch with his feminine side!

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