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egon244 reviewed Justice League #21 Apr 22, 2019
8.0

"#$%^ on a stick... plick"

Jarro has the best one-liners in the Multiverse and this story arc is amazing.

Justice League #21

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Apr 3, 2019

The Justice League pulls back the curtain on their futures and learns that not everything is what they've seen. The team goes to confront the Justice League of Tomorrow for the truth, but can they handle it? Meanwhile, with his powers waning, Superman struggles to remain hopeful on a world with no sunlight.

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egon244 reviewed Naomi #4 Apr 20, 2019
7.5

"Does it open?"

This was a good issue. I was a bit skeptical after the first issue, but now I can honestly say:
I like Naomi.

Issue #4 delves more into the backstory of her parents, the giant town mechanic and the teenage girl herself. I was surprised by the direction Bendis and Walker took. After the last issue, I thought it's just a spin on the "Superman's origin", bu more

Naomi #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jamal Campbell
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The newest sensation in the DC Universe discovers the secret behind her birth, her adoption and her connection to the great Multiverse. Hop on board a look at the DC Multiverse you never knew existed and the new mysteries and threats it brings to our world. From the creators behind Jessica Jones and Bitter Root comes a brand-new look at the world o...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Batman #69 Apr 17, 2019
6.0

Question 1: Why does Batman like Sophie Tucker? Who listens to that? The song is creepy, and old, and does make you feel lonely.... sure... which Batman is BUT, who even knows that song and why is King tying that song into this dream? Again, how many people know they song? I can thank my grandma for that knowing that song but 1/10 readers will get that .... AND it doesn’t really add much to the more

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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myconius - Apr 20, 2019

"where there are helpers, there is hope." -yes! that was really fantastic!

Dispatchdcu - Apr 20, 2019

Fred Rogers was the MAN

egon244 reviewed Batman #69 Apr 17, 2019
5.5

"It's time to wake up"

Finally! Yes, please. Let's wake up from this drawn out Knightmare that has lost any semblance of substance months ago.

Let's start with the two, not that important, questions that still linger in my mind:
- Why is Bane naked? It's the same question I've been asking while reading "I am suicide". Just why?
- In all the scuffle, in all the figh more

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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egon244 reviewed Winter Soldier #5 Apr 14, 2019
7.0

"How can I help you?"

This was a good mini-series, yet I can't help the feeling of slight disappointment by this conclusion.

Everything wraps-up, but it's not fully satisfactory, questions linger and you end up wanting more. Maybe it was by design, the groundwork for a sequel story, I don't know.

All I know is I enjoyed this story. I want to see more from RJ, will more

Winter Soldier #5

By: Kyle Higgins, Rod Reis
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Bucky and RJ must come to terms with RJ's new life and Bucky's brash decision. Will RJ accept the truth? Or has Bucky lost him for good? An ending filled with answers and regret!
Rated T+

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RBL reviewed Superman #10 Apr 10, 2019
3.0

Not the worst issue of the run so far, but that’s saying little considering it’s been decidedly subpar from the start. Does little to generate any interest in what follows and what it does answer is done in an unsatisfactory fashion. Couple that with general nonsense bendis has to add and it’s a mediocre issue.

Unstable person is still unstable, now with added time travel woes. Jo more

Superman #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Superman and Superboy venture forth into the cosmos to stop Jor-El before he tips the galaxy into utter chaos. Also, Superman would like to have a word with his father about what happened to his son. All this and the fate of General Zod. "The Unity Saga" continues in the pages of SUPERMAN, named one of the best superhero comics of 2018 by Paste mag...

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egon244 - Apr 14, 2019

I'm going to play the devil's advocate and quote Jor-El "the black hole - that grabbed US". He clearly states that both of them got caught. It's never stated that they ended up in the same place and time. It's clear to me that Jon had the misfortune of ending up on Earth 3 before Anti-monitor had his way with it and Jor-El ended up somewhere and somewhen else. It took time before he fixed his ship and figured out where his grandson is.

RBL - Apr 14, 2019

His assertion that his grandson ran away remains completely unfounded. Stating the black hole grabbed them also does not explicitly mean that both were taken into it, just by the fact that the ship they were was caught in its pull it’s already valid.

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Superman #10 Apr 12, 2019
9.0

It’s different for everyone and everyone likes what they like. I loved the fact that we get an exact explanation of how and when Jon went through time, space, and dimensions. The questions were answered which is so dang refreshing to see in comics. I love that someone finally answered something in a way that wasn’t vague! And it was kind of important too!

I love time travel, I love more

Superman #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Superman and Superboy venture forth into the cosmos to stop Jor-El before he tips the galaxy into utter chaos. Also, Superman would like to have a word with his father about what happened to his son. All this and the fate of General Zod. "The Unity Saga" continues in the pages of SUPERMAN, named one of the best superhero comics of 2018 by Paste mag...

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myconius reviewed Detective Comics #1001 Apr 10, 2019
8.5

really enjoyed this issue.
great dialog, fast paced story, plenty of action, and an intriguing mystery.

Tomasi really gets Bruce. his voice, his mannerisms, his ethics, how he handles himself in situations.
the interactions between Bruce and Gordon were short but effective. you could feel the weight between these two as brothers at arms.
the interactions between Bruce and more

Detective Comics #1001

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 10, 2019

After 1,000 issues, you'd think Batman could finally have a break...but no: as a new era dawns, he's facing the most dangerous threat of his career! The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core!

egon244 reviewed Superman #10 Apr 13, 2019
7.5

"Suit up, sir"

This arc has been a little flimsy and uneven, I still hope that Jon will be de-aged at some point, but this issue was great.

The whole flashback thing nettly came together, explaining where the heck Jor-El was, the whole age and alternate dimensions thing, and it tied itself to the first story arc with the Phantom Zone.
The dialogue here jumped to another more

Superman #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Superman and Superboy venture forth into the cosmos to stop Jor-El before he tips the galaxy into utter chaos. Also, Superman would like to have a word with his father about what happened to his son. All this and the fate of General Zod. "The Unity Saga" continues in the pages of SUPERMAN, named one of the best superhero comics of 2018 by Paste mag...

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egon244 reviewed Wonder Woman #68 Apr 13, 2019
7.0

"Safe? No... but full of wonder"

This was a good arc. I enjoyed it, but if I'm being honest the ending felt abrupt.

This issue felt like it was rushing a bit towards the end. I think the overall story would benefit if it got one more issue. Four chapters instead of three. The sudden appearance of Aphrodite and the rest of the gang was a bit deus ex machina.

Despit more

Wonder Woman #68

By: G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Wonder Woman and Giganta must stare down the largest Titan that Olympus and the Earth have ever seen...but even if they defeat him, they must answer the question: Can Giganta ever be trusted to use her powers for good? Can Diana get through to her-or do some big bads just get bigger and badder?

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egon244 reviewed Detective Comics #1001 Apr 13, 2019
7.5

"Perhaps they were tired of hanging around?"

I'll take Batman gliding through the city on a humanoid bat-creature any day, over whatever the hell is happening in that other book that shall not be named here. I also love the new logo on the cover of the book, it's really great and kinda old-school looking.

The issue opens up with a wonderful, yet very simple thing. Commissione more

Detective Comics #1001

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 10, 2019

After 1,000 issues, you'd think Batman could finally have a break...but no: as a new era dawns, he's facing the most dangerous threat of his career! The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core!

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egon244 reviewed Batman #68 Apr 10, 2019
4.5

"She's more important than the galaxies"

- This issue was fun. It was a quick and breezy read from start to finish. - said one friend to another.
- There is a "but" coming isn't it? - asked the other.
- Well... it is. Sadly.

I'm serious here. This was fun. Very lighthearted and enjoyable, but...
You remember, maybe, those "Prelude to the wedding" one-shots s more

Batman #68

By: Tom King, Amanda Conner
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Qui...

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Superheroes for Hire - Apr 10, 2019

I have come to realize that Tom King views the comic book medium as a joke. Comic readers? A joke. Batman? A joke. Continuity? A joke. $3.99 per issue twice a month? A joke.

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ohhaimark reviewed Immortal Hulk #16 Apr 4, 2019
9.5

THE GOOD:

-Holy shit. This series is sixteen issues in, and it still manages to be consistent in quality and surprise me every time.

-Joe Bennet's art is perfection. It's about as good as it gets.

-I really liked the narration from Rick's autobiography. It was something new.

-Oh man those opening scenes were disturbing and creepy. I love it!

Immortal Hulk #16

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Now Rick Jones is dead...and gone.
•  To learn why, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, an assassin out for his blood...
•  ...and the one thing that can cage the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

egon244 reviewed Daredevil #3 Apr 9, 2019
8.0

"Watch the movie and be surprised"

I really like the "hero on the run from the law" type of stories. Especially when they are not overused and, just like here, done very, very well.

Chip Zdarsky and the rest are doing a great job with both the story and the characters.
Daredevil is tormented and haunted, Kingpin is menacing and cunning and detective North seems to be de more

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Immortal Hulk #16 Apr 8, 2019
8.5

"This place is not a place of honor"

Wait, so the guy drawing the book was just another Hulk persona all this time? That's a twist, that's very twisty.

What can I write about this issue? It's great, wonderful. Just like this book has been since the very beginning.

Banner is working with Samson, then after horrifying transformation (Joe Bennet at his finest), Hulk more

Immortal Hulk #16

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Now Rick Jones is dead...and gone.
•  To learn why, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, an assassin out for his blood...
•  ...and the one thing that can cage the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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bucswin611 reviewed Wonder Woman #67 Apr 6, 2019
8.5

This was a DRAMATIC improvement in Cary Nord's work, as the action scenes suited the artist's more kinetic style. This felt like a very new-reader friendly issue as well.

Wonder Woman #67

By: G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord
Released: Mar 27, 2019

How do you fight a giant? Use a bigger giant! Unfortunately, the strongest one Wonder Woman knows hates her guts...so what will Diana have to promise to Dr. Doris Zuel, a.k.a. Giganta, to get her to join the fight against the mythological Titans demolishing Colorado?

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egon244 reviewed Wonder Woman #67 Apr 7, 2019
7.5

Took me a long time to read this one, so I'm only going to write this:

GWW is still going strong, this is a good read.

Wonder Woman #67

By: G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord
Released: Mar 27, 2019

How do you fight a giant? Use a bigger giant! Unfortunately, the strongest one Wonder Woman knows hates her guts...so what will Diana have to promise to Dr. Doris Zuel, a.k.a. Giganta, to get her to join the fight against the mythological Titans demolishing Colorado?

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egon244 reviewed Heroes In Crisis #7 Apr 1, 2019
4.5

"Yeah. Booster"

It's been almost a week, barely anyone will read this, so I'll try to keep this brief.

I felt like Booster after his shield broke down when I was reading this issue. #@$@ @$%# @#$$. Just where in the heck is this thing going?

Art was good, except for Batman and Flash parts, it was very good. And Bats sounded here more like Reed Richards that himsel more

Heroes In Crisis #7

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is un...

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mrDovydas reviewed Action Comics #1009 Mar 29, 2019
7.5

There isn't anything overly new here, and some of the dialogue can be a bit cringey at times, but you know what? It's entertaining. It's pure popcorn flick in a comicbook form, and I do enjoy where this is going so far.

Action Comics #1009

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Steve Epting
Released: Mar 27, 2019

As clandestine organizations-both good and evil-continue to fall, the official countdown to one of the biggest stories in DC history begins here! Clark Kent and Lois Lane go undercover to find out who is behind the destruction of the Kobra cult, the DEO and some of the greatest organizations in the DC Universe. As the threat of Leviathan looms over...

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egon244 reviewed Action Comics #1009 Mar 31, 2019
7.5

"That is the question"

So, what do we have in this issue? Let's see:

- Amanda Waller knows who Superman is. It actually makes sense, a lot of it. She probably knows who the brooding Batman is or the fast Flash also.
- The Question sitting in the dark, looking cool. I have no idea where the smoke was coming from, but who cares, that hospital scene was great.
- And l more

Action Comics #1009

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Steve Epting
Released: Mar 27, 2019

As clandestine organizations-both good and evil-continue to fall, the official countdown to one of the biggest stories in DC history begins here! Clark Kent and Lois Lane go undercover to find out who is behind the destruction of the Kobra cult, the DEO and some of the greatest organizations in the DC Universe. As the threat of Leviathan looms over...

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egon244 reviewed Detective Comics #1000 Mar 30, 2019
8.5

80 years.
Wow.
I can't imagine that Bill Finger with Bob Kane was ever hoping for their creation to live and prosper for so long.

He survived a world war (I doubt he'll survive the next one), rainbow-colored suits, broken back, few dead sidekicks (they got better), a couple of Crises and Tom King. He had an awesome cartoon show, some good and bad movies, a great series of vi more

Detective Comics #1000

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Neal Adams
Released: Mar 27, 2019

After 80 years, it's here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Kni...

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egon244 reviewed Naomi #3 Mar 25, 2019
7.5

"That's just the beginning"

This was good.

The conversation between Naomi and Dee was great. You could feel the emotions she had and the bald giant was just wonderfully awkward. And I like the little tie-in to Young Justice. I sense that Naomi will join that team in the future.

SPOILER!!! SPOILER!!! SPOILER!!!

What came after was a surprise. I like how more

Naomi #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jamal Campbell
Released: Mar 20, 2019

A brand-new character in the DC Universe comes into focus as Naomi confronts the one person in her small town she is convinced knows the secret of her mysterious adoption and her obsession with Superman. The truth is going to change both her and the DC Universe forever. The secret of Naomi opens the door to an enormous reveal you will not want to m...

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egon244 reviewed Justice League #20 Mar 24, 2019
8.0

"ever... ever... ever..."

I know it's just been two issues, but this is the best arc of this Justice League book so far.

The "future" Justice League looks great. Their world is seemingly without any hardships and crime, it's basically a utopia. But there's just something unsettling about them. They smile just a tad too much.

While the two Leagues get acquainted, M more

Justice League #20

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 20, 2019

"The Sixth Dimension" part two! The Leaguers come face to face with their future selves in the Sixth Dimension and explore the path that lies before them. Meanwhile, Superman is trapped on a world with no light and hundreds of dead Supermen! Can the Man of Steel escape before his powers completely disappear? To do that, he'll need to learn who capt...

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egon244 reviewed Immortal Hulk #15 Mar 21, 2019
8.0

"Why are we still here?"

Well, I'll tell you why good Doctor. We're still here because this comic book is Incredible. How is it possible? 15 issues and not a single one of them was disappointing.

Joe Bennet comes back after a one issue break and treats us to a wonderful looking brawl between Doc Samson and "SMASH" Hulk. I just love these three small panels on which Leonard p more

Immortal Hulk #15

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 20, 2019

• Dr. Leonard Samson is a gamma mutate and part-time super hero who recently came back from the dead.
•  He's been wanting to discuss that with an old patient of his... But he's not here to see Bruce Banner.
•  Take a seat on the couch, IMMORTAL HULK. It's going to be quite a session.
Rated T+

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Dispatchdcu reviewed Batman #67 Mar 20, 2019
5.0

Since King didn’t use many words, either will I.

Art is amazing but this book is a nightmare... literally. And yes, I’m sure that’s what he’s going for... so deep of him. NOT!

We haven’t moved forward one bit since the wedding issue 17 issues ago. That’s 34 weeks of stories that haven’t moved the story forward....8.5 months...

If this type of story t more

Batman #67

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Mar 20, 2019

The "Knightmares" continue as Batman chases a new foe in an impossible race. Over rooftops, across alleyways, up and down the streets of Gotham City, this lightning-fast crook outsmarts the Dark Knight at every turn. Is that because the man under the mask is someone more familiar than he knows? Artist Lee Weeks returns to BATMAN for an all-out acti...

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Weird Science Jim - Mar 20, 2019

Missed You Buddy!

Dispatchdcu - Mar 20, 2019

You know... life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and all that. Yes egon244 I ya e been gone awhile. I’ll be in and out. I can explain all that later over virtual coffee! Thanks Weird Science Jim! Nice to hear from you too!!

egon244 reviewed Batman #67 Mar 20, 2019
4.0

"Beep"

Filler, part 5... oh crap, I meant Knightmares, part 5. By the way, who is having these knightmares? Batman... or the reader.

So, in this issue, Batman chases some murderer and...hmm...well... Yeah, that's about it. NOTHING. HAPPENS. IN. THIS. ISSUE. The story is, for like two months now, still in the same place and Batman totally broke his neck with that landing on t more

Batman #67

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Mar 20, 2019

The "Knightmares" continue as Batman chases a new foe in an impossible race. Over rooftops, across alleyways, up and down the streets of Gotham City, this lightning-fast crook outsmarts the Dark Knight at every turn. Is that because the man under the mask is someone more familiar than he knows? Artist Lee Weeks returns to BATMAN for an all-out acti...

egon244 added Magnificent Ms. Marvel to their pull list Mar 19, 2019

Magnificent Ms. Marvel

MS. MARVEL IS BACK!
ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!
But it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Ju...

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egon244 reviewed Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1 Mar 18, 2019
7.5

My first solo meeting with Kamala.

It was fun, light and it looked amazing. Kamala's powers look great in action, especially in her fight against the purple bird-thing.

I also really liked the juxtaposition of the alien father's story with Ms. Marvel's actions. The way they contradicted each other, the way legend's idolized version was confronted with the real hero.

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Minkyu Jung
Released: Mar 13, 2019

MS. MARVEL IS BACK!
ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!
But it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Ju...

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egon244 reviewed Winter Soldier #4 Mar 18, 2019
7.5

Oh "SNAP!"

Four issues in. The dialogue is great, the art is good (you get used to it) and the story just keeps getting more and more interesting. After this development, I just can't wait for the next issue.

edit: And just now I learn it's a miniseries. Well, better late than never.

Winter Soldier #4

By: Kyle Higgins, Rod Reis
Released: Mar 13, 2019

A face from the past returns at a pivotal time in RJ's deprogramming. But is his return too good to be true? Or is Bucky just being paranoid? What lengths is he willing to go to keep RJ safe? An issue filled with shocking choices.
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #9 Mar 16, 2019
7.0

"I am your vodka-powered doom!"

Why is it, that every time a super-hero creates a powerful A.I. it goes bad sooner or later?

The eScape players continue to wreak havoc, Tony is locked inside of it with his "mum", while his other mum is trying to get him out and on the outside, everyone is wondering "Where the hell is Tony Stark?"

I like this issue, it's use of the more

Tony Stark: Iron Man #9

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Mar 13, 2019

"STARK REALITIES" PART FOUR!
•  Who controls the eScape? Who controls the real world? And who is in control of Iron Man?
•  The answer to at least one of these questions is the Controller.
•  The answer to the others might surprise you.
•  It's an all-out battle on multiple...

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