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egon244 rated Detective Comics #962 Aug 13, 2018
8.0

Detective Comics #962

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"INTELLIGENCE" finale! Ascalon, the deadly artificial intelligence created by the Order of St. Dumas, is ready to replace Azrael and purify Gotham City... and all that stands in the way of the world's most flawless computer brain is the mind of Batman himself!

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egon244 rated Detective Comics #961 Aug 13, 2018
8.0

Detective Comics #961

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"INTELLIGENCE" part four! Batman and Batwing have thrown every technological trick they have at the powerful A.I. that the order of St. Dumas dubbed Ascalon... now there's nothing left to do but pray!

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egon244 rated Detective Comics #960 Aug 12, 2018
7.5

Detective Comics #960

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jul 12, 2017

"INTELLIGENCE" part three! With Zatanna joining the ranks of Batman's allies, there shouldn't be any foe the team can't take on... but does that include their teammate Azrael himself, who just might be cracking up?

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egon244 rated Detective Comics #959 Aug 12, 2018
7.5

Detective Comics #959

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jun 28, 2017

"Intelligence" part two! While his team comes to grips with Azrael's past, Batman is on the trail of the shocking secret he learned at the end of last month's epic BATMAN/FLASH crossover, "The Button"-and it's brought him directly to the Mistress of Magic, Zatanna!
RATED T

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egon244 rated Detective Comics #958 Aug 11, 2018
7.5

Detective Comics #958

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Intelligence" part one! Azrael has found a new home in Gotham City...unfortunately, someone from his old home with the Order of St. Dumas has found him! The Order has unleashed a bizarre new evil on the world, and it's convinced it must destroy Jean-Paul Valley!
RATED T

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egon244 reviewed Catwoman #2 Aug 11, 2018
7.5

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful art. Ms. Jones is just amazing at her craft.

As for the story, nothing major happens that pushes the plot forward, but we get to see that the villain is a rather ruthless person who does not tolerate failures.

One nitpick though. Inconsistency in the new costume. In the first issue, the costume has flat feet, something more burglar-esque, but more

Catwoman #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or wi...

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egon244 rated Titans #24 Aug 10, 2018
6.5

Titans #24

By: Dan Abnett, Brent Peeples
Released: Aug 8, 2018

As if the Source Wall incursions causing a metagene pandemic weren't enough, team dysfunction threatens this latest iteration of the Titans before their new mission even gets off the ground! Night-wing and Miss Martian butt heads over the team's M.O. as the fate of the latest metahuman hangs in the balance! They'd better get their act together, bec...

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egon244 rated Wonder Woman #52 Aug 10, 2018
6.0

Wonder Woman #52

By: Steve Orlando, Aco
Released: Aug 8, 2018

At the behest of Aztek, Diana and Artemis join her for a trip to Mexico, but there's no sightseeing on the agenda. Instead, they must rescue a long-lost Amazon who's being held captive by rogue deity Tezcatlipoca, who's trying to break into our world. Can our three heroes save the missing Amazon, stop a raging god and not kill one another in the pr...

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egon244 reviewed Plastic Man #3 Aug 10, 2018
8.0

"Jaysus wore a codpiece"

Pulse-pounding action, loads of great humor and... the feels [sniff, sniff]. Plastic Man is just a great book. This issue has a cover by Alex Ross that is simply amazing.

And that Sammy guy is an a-hole.

Plastic Man #3

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Eel went looking for a kid, but he found a Man-Bat instead, who brought him not only to the kid but also to the lair of the secret society that needs Plastic Man to stop asking inconvenient questions. Yes, it counts as comically good fortune if you squint your eyes and look around the corner (which he can totally do without even breaking a sweat. O...

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egon244 added Supergirl (2016) to their pull list Aug 9, 2018

Supergirl (2016)

"REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMAN" part one! Supergirl is back and working for the DEO to defend National City! As Kara Danvers, average American teenager and high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself f...

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egon244 reviewed Supergirl #21 Aug 9, 2018
7.5

Spinning out of the event of Man of Steel mini-series Supergirl gets a soft reboot with a new creative team and a new direction.

I haven't read Orlando's run, but this new opening is pretty good. The ideas put forth in this issue are interesting and Supergirl traveling through space in search for answers looks like an opportunity for many fun and intriguing adventures.
I must also more

Supergirl #21

By: Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Mourning the loss of the Kryptonians wiped out by Rogol Zaar, Supergirl decides to play detective and sets off into deep space to learn more about the would-be usurper. Using whatever tech she can scrounge, Supergirl builds a star cruiser, and after intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar's deadly axe to solve the m...

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Nihilist reviewed Supergirl #21 Aug 8, 2018
8.0

And here we go - new beginning for Supergirl. New story arc, new creative direction stepping out from Kara's usual comfort zone, and new overall feel of her comics. While her original 20 Rebirth issues seemed not to have a bigger plan to develope the eponymous heroine, and Brian Michael Bendis' 6 issue Man of Steel mini series portrayed her as pretty mindless tank, so similar to Marvel superheroin more

Supergirl #21

By: Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Mourning the loss of the Kryptonians wiped out by Rogol Zaar, Supergirl decides to play detective and sets off into deep space to learn more about the would-be usurper. Using whatever tech she can scrounge, Supergirl builds a star cruiser, and after intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar's deadly axe to solve the m...

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egon244 - Aug 9, 2018

Thank you very much. I wasn't planning on reading Supergirl, but your review made me check it out. And it is gooood.

egon244 added Fantastic Four (2018) to their pull list Aug 9, 2018

Fantastic Four (2018)

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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egon244 reviewed Fantastic Four #1 Aug 9, 2018
7.5

"What the pop?"

Fantastic Four was swept under the rug and stayed there for a long time. Now, free from Spider-Man's clutches, Dan Slott brings it back... well, almost.

This is a good beginning and a perfect jumping on point for FF, I'm speaking from experience. We get a little introduction to the characters, who's who and all that, but everyone knows these heroes anyway, eve more

Fantastic Four #1

By: Dan Slott, Skottie Young
Released: Aug 8, 2018

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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egon244 reviewed Flash #52 Aug 8, 2018
8.0

Reed Richards had his Council of Reeds and now Flash has his Council of Flashes.
This a great issue.

The dust has settled after the Flash War and the search for the New Forces has begun.
Flash is fighting bad guys, balances his work and superhero life and teams up with a sort of unlikely ally.
But I think my favorite part is on those couple pages Barry spends with Iris more

Flash #52

By: Joshua Williamson, Christian Duce
Released: Aug 8, 2018

On your mark, get set and go for part one of "Grips of Strength"! Barry Allen races to the House of Heroes at the center of the Multiverse to meet with the Flashes of 52 worlds for info on the new forces he's recently encountered. Meanwhile, back in Central City, Trickster's turning informant against Warden Wolfe, but that brings about a sneak atta...

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egon244 reviewed Superman #2 Aug 8, 2018
7.5

Another fine issue.

The story doesn't move forward very much, but the characterization Bendis gives here Superman is spot on. He is heroic as they come and hopeful to the core. It is shown especially well in a conversation with Green Arrow that Superman recalls.
We also get more on Rogol Zaar. We learn that he was around for a long time and that he was basically a galactic bogeyman more

Superman #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Aug 8, 2018

The world quakes and shakes as it begins to succumb to the effects of the entire planet being moved into the lifeless realm known as the Phantom Zone. As Superman works with the World's Greatest Heroes, an old enemy trapped in the same prison returns to stop the Man of Steel and escape.

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egon244 rated Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 Aug 8, 2018
7.5

Tony Stark: Iron Man #2

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 18, 2018

STARK REALITIES!
•  Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and there's only one person on Earth he'd trust it with: James Rhodes. This will change everything.
•  A strange new development for Jocasta, the return of the Gauntlet and the arrival of Tony Stark's new rival, Sunset Bain. All...

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myconius reviewed Batman #52 Aug 1, 2018
3.0

if Victor had gone right to the police
this would never have happened.

Bruce isn’t presenting a valid argument.
even IF Freeze happens to be innocent, he was still in violation of his parole.
whatever BS reasons Freeze had for suiting up and leaving his house arrest, if he was truly afraid that Batman was coming for him then he should have called the police. how did he more

Batman #52

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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egon244 - Aug 6, 2018

True. I guess my self-righteousness got the best of me.

Talon1load - Aug 7, 2018

Still, at least people are talking about it. Whether it sucks or not, that’s what DC wants. Everyone has differing opinions and we take stances because we care about the character. No one is forced to read the reviews or the comments so just let people talk man. It literally does no harm to anyone.

egon244 rated Captain America #2 Aug 6, 2018
7.0

Captain America #2

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Aug 1, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
•  Distrusted by a nation that seems to have lost faith in him, Steve Rogers is a man out of time and out of options!
•   Where can a now-unsanctioned Captain America turn for aid and assistance in order to stem the rise of the cabal
of influence brokers known as the Power Eli...

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egon244 added The Life Of Captain Marvel to their pull list Aug 5, 2018

The Life Of Captain Marvel

THE DEFINITIVE ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL!
Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she's a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attac...

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7.0

The Life Of Captain Marvel #1

By: Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco
Released: Jul 18, 2018

THE DEFINITIVE ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL!
Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she's a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attac...

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egon244 reviewed Immortal Hulk #4 Aug 4, 2018
8.0

I love this book. It is one of the best comic books in my pull list right now.

The story is great and keeps you coming back for more. And the art by Bennet, Jose and Mounts is an absolute pleasure to look at.

If you are not reading The Immortal Hulk, pick it up now. You'll be doing yourself a favor.

Immortal Hulk #4

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Aug 1, 2018

• Walter Langkowski is an ex-football star, a space diplomat and a beloved super hero. Walter Langkowski is charming, healthy and outgoing. Walter Langkowski is the opposite of Bruce Banner.
•  And Walter Langkowski is going to die today, because he went looking for Banner...
•  ...and found the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #52 Aug 1, 2018
6.5

I enjoy the concept behind this story, but let's be real for a moment - 12 Angry Men executed it way better, with more complexity and humanity, 60 years ago. Of coure it would be unfair to compare a comic to a movie, but nonetheless, I feel like this issue didn't have the same tension and stakes as its cinematc competitor. Especially when King resorts to his notorious trick - repetition, whether y more

Batman #52

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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Talon1load - Aug 7, 2018

They definitely need to pick a direction with Harley.

Nihilist - Aug 8, 2018

Yeah, they definitely should, but despite changing the writers every few weeks, they're doing exactly the same with her character, and commit the same mistakes. Everything went down in ~2010, when she was turned into a female Deadpool clone. Just finished reading Supergirl #21 - and man, how much she was changed as a person compared to her previous issues. I love it. Hope Harl could get the same treatment. Preferably from Dini/Timm or Sean Murphy, only writers who seem to understand her.

egon244 reviewed Justice League #5 Aug 3, 2018
7.5

"$%^& Justice. Side with Doom"

Legion of Doom takes over the world and the Justice League book as James Tynion delves deep into Luthor's plan to reveal some of its intricacies. Luthor is smart. His plan still seems a bit crazy and ambiguous in regards to whys and hows, but it will probably seem less so in the next issues.

We follow Lex as he starts recruitment for his Legion more

Justice League #5

By: James Tynion IV, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Lex Luthor's back in the present just trying to live his best life after seeing what the future could have held for him. Luthor's new mantra? "Embrace Your Doom!" So now he's rounding up a new Legion of Doom to go on a cosmic wilding and establish himself as the biggest baddie in the DCU. In full recruiting mode, Luthor approaches both Sinestro and...

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egon244 reviewed Green Arrow #43 Aug 2, 2018
7.5

Good start by a new creative team.

After dealing with a cabal of evil bankers and Omega Titans Oliver is back on the streets. He is also back as a CEO of his company, really carefree CEO, which makes his lawyer quite mad. And his girlfriend is moving in with him. So, things are looking good. Until a guy calling himself The Citizen decides to take on the wealthiest 1%. He holds up the ax more

Green Arrow #43

By: Julie Benson, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Seattle's in for a serious shake-up when Green Arrow crosses quivers with a new vigilante "hero" dubbed the Citizen, who's hell-bent on exposing the corrupt and criminal one-percenters operating in the Emerald City. Green Arrow initially applauds these efforts, until the Citizen turns judge, jury and executioner-can you guess what bloviating billio...

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egon244 reviewed Batman #52 Aug 2, 2018
7.5

This is a good story.

It's interesting to see Bruce saying that Batman is not the best there is, that Batman is not infallible. Other members of the jury see just that, but we as readers actually see Bruce saying "I'm not infallible. I can make a mistake". I find it really neat for Batman to own his mistakes and trying to fix them somehow. Usually, he is the stoic guy with all the answe more

Batman #52

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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Æther - Aug 6, 2018

I love how introverted Kings Batman is. He doesnt over express himself verbally, but when he does have something to say it's well thought out, concise, and clear. I feel as if Bruce is just an introverted personality who is low of energy, and going through some changes. It was very realistic, sometimes conversations are weird, but still thought provoking no?

Talon1load - Aug 7, 2018

Thought provoking? No. Boring? Oh yeah.

egon244 rated The Silencer #7 Jul 30, 2018
7.0

The Silencer #7

By: Dan Abnett, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Reeling from her previous encounter with Talia al Ghul, The Silencer wants a permanent end to hostilities vis a vis several bullets into al Ghul's face. But first, a family vacation. When another pair of high-powered killers, Cradle and Grave, end up on the same flight out of town, The Silencer has no choice but to take them both out before the pla...

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egon244 rated The Terrifics #6 Jul 29, 2018
7.5

The Terrifics #6

By: Jeff Lemire, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 25, 2018

No one escapes Element World! The Terrifics find themselves out of their, uh, element in a battle to save a town turned into elemental monsters. With Metamorpho and Mr. Terrific out of commission, Phantom Girl battles the Kingdom of Gas (insert joke here), while Plastic Man tries to survive the Domain of Rock by turning it up to 11. All this, and t...

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egon244 reviewed Wonder Woman #51 Jul 28, 2018
7.0

Anyone can change for the better if you believe in them and give them enough attention. Anyone, even a paid assassin.

This was a nice change of pace from Steve Orlando. There is something about Wonder Woman that just fits to tale a short story like this.

And the cover by Artgerm is just breathtaking.

Wonder Woman #51

By: Steve Orlando, Laura Braga
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Then, is Man's World ready for Wonder Woman to bring Amazonian justice to today's society? Guest writer Steve Orlando (Justice League of America) delves into that theme in "Transformation Island," which sees Diana visiting the small-time crook known as Mayfly in jail over the course of several years. But how do these visits impact Diana and Mayfly?

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egon244 added Justice League Dark (2018) to their pull list Jul 27, 2018

Justice League Dark (2018)

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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