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egon244 reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
4.0

"You irrelevant old man"

I think that the next thing Tom King should tackle is the X-Men. To hell with Hickman, Tom King should write X-Men. His ability to tell a "story" without actually telling one is truly Uncanny.

Ok, now that we have this terrible joke out of the way, let's delve into the issue.

There isn't really much to delve into to be honest. It's the same more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

egon244 reviewed Superman #16 Oct 12, 2019
5.0

"Why are you so tall?!"

It was something between "alright" and "meh".

It lacked the usual charm that the two of these youngins accustomed us too and Damian was being super childish. I've always imagined his reaction being something more like "Damn, now he's taller than me" and just going with it, without the freakout, he saw weirder things.

And was this really the more

Superman #16

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Lafuente
Released: Oct 9, 2019

The Super Sons are back! But now Jon is five years older, and he's sitting on the biggest decision of his young life. Damian and Jon team up again for a rip-roaring adventure and a huge catch-up! These two best buds have really needed each other, and now they are back!

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egon244 - Oct 16, 2019

I think Damian ate something meat related before. In some Teen Titans special or something like that.

myconius - Oct 16, 2019

just gotta love that DC editorial.

egon244 reviewed Batman: Universe #4 Oct 14, 2019
8.0

"Hey, Jonah, you into new experiences?"

Well, at least one title this week with the name Bendis on the cover was good. Not just good, it was awesome.

Fun story, entertaining action, and good dialogue, and the art that I just adore. Nick Derington is great.

One nitpick though. I'm not enterally sure this is how the workings of the Green Lantern power ring were estab more

Batman: Universe #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Batman and Green Lantern have followed the trail of Vandal Savage back to the Old West-and right into an encounter with Jonah Hex! But before they can stop Savage from finding the mysterious Fabergé egg, Green Lantern disappears-and Batman lands back where his story began: Crime Alley! Originally p...

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myconius reviewed Detective Comics #1013 Oct 9, 2019
7.0

some wonderful moments written in this comic. some things i really didn't care for.
Doug Mahnke's art is fantastic as always
i'm really going to miss the excellent banter Tomasi writes between Bruce and Alfred.
i really loved that Alfred made mention of teaching Bruce that-
"failing to prepare is preparing to fail."
i do still really love how Tomasi writes Batman, and the more

Detective Comics #1013

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Mr. Freeze is so close to reviving Nora but Batman can't let it happen. Mr. Freeze has never been more vicious or more deadly. There's nothing more dangerous than a desperate man with a cold gun and Gotham City is going to learn that firsthand!

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myconius - Oct 15, 2019

egon244 - Paul Dini also wrote Damian really great in Batman Streets of Gotham. he paired up really nice with the character Colin that Dini introduced in the story 'Heart of Hush'.

Darkseid24 - Oct 16, 2019

Nah I never liked Damien. His character also ruined Talia or rather Morrison did.

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7.0

Okay, I actually really like this twist if it means bringing back who I think it is...

Event Leviathan #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Oct 9, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's the reveal of the biggest mystery of the summer. Who is Leviathan? And what is their true goal? You're going to find out here! Plus, Lois Lane had a whole other team working this story the entire time,  and-oh man!-someone found something!

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egon244 - Oct 13, 2019

So, who is it?

The 20 Issue Ceiling - Oct 14, 2019

Mark Shaw is my guess... or Paul Kirk.

egon244 reviewed Event Leviathan #5 Oct 13, 2019
4.5

"...in case son of Superman hits puberty..."

Good art and I like the premise behind the story, but the issue itself was just all over the damn place.

The opening pages made no sense. Sam Lane supposedly being Leviathan was very out of the left field, then things happened and suddenly everything clicks for Damian and now they know who Leviathan is. All seemingly without any rh more

Event Leviathan #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Oct 9, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's the reveal of the biggest mystery of the summer. Who is Leviathan? And what is their true goal? You're going to find out here! Plus, Lois Lane had a whole other team working this story the entire time,  and-oh man!-someone found something!

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egon244 reviewed Flash #80 Oct 12, 2019
7.5

"Barry, what have you done?!"

Another good and very enjoyable issue. I'm really getting into this story. One question though.

Why, why Scott Kolins? Why? Rafa Sandoval was doing such a terrific job. I just can't help it. Kolins' art is ugly to me.

Flash #80

By: Joshua Williamson, Scott Kolins
Released: Oct 9, 2019

"The Hunter and the Hunted" part one! Barry Allen is hurt, and his connection to the Speed Force is fading fast. With the Speed Force dying, the only person who can save it is...Hunter Zolomon? Hunter has returned to prove he's the one, true Flash, and he doesn't care who gets in his way. But who is left to deal with the Rogues? Captain Cold has as...

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egon244 reviewed Detective Comics #1013 Oct 12, 2019
8.5

"Make me a believer..."

Another great issue from Tomasi and Mahnke.

Detective Comics #1013

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Mr. Freeze is so close to reviving Nora but Batman can't let it happen. Mr. Freeze has never been more vicious or more deadly. There's nothing more dangerous than a desperate man with a cold gun and Gotham City is going to learn that firsthand!

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6.0

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Oct 2, 2019

Get on board for a journey through the future like no other! A gallery of all-star artists join our mysterious guide as they continue their 1,000-year journey toward the 31st century, inspiring Booster Gold to time-travel, debating fighting tactics with O.M.A.C. and making their way to the front door of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The DC event of t...

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egon244 rated Justice League #33 Oct 8, 2019
7.0

Justice League #33

By: Scott Snyder, Bruno Redondo
Released: Oct 2, 2019

"The Justice Doom War" part four! Apex Lex Luthor is in ascendance, and he's taking out the remaining members of the Justice League in the present just as his Legion of Doom is beating down the time-traveling heroes in both the past and the future. Batman, Superman and the rest of our heroes may have just figured out how Kamandi's timeline works wh...

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EDiakota reviewed DCeased #5 Oct 3, 2019
9.5

"losing two homeworlds in one lifetime. How careless."
- LEX LUTHOR

DCeased #5

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth's present...and future!

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egon244 reviewed DCeased #5 Oct 6, 2019
8.5

"Thank you for choosing me"

Damn... That goodbye... *sniff*

I'm not crying, you're crying.

DCeased #5

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth's present...and future!

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egon244 reviewed Batman #80 Oct 3, 2019
6.0

"It's mine"

I actually enjoyed this issue. No painfully slow decompression, no dialogue that is repeated a thousand times throughout the issue and the is no single instance of words "Bat" and "Cat" being used by any of the characters (that's a win right there). The ending was a bit weak, but overall, the issue one fine. TK served us much, much worse things in the past.

I was more

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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Arslan corner posted on egon244's profile Sep 30, 2019

Hi there, Egon244 What is your opinion on Alan Moore’s two Superman stories Superman: The Man Who Has Everything and Whatever happens to the Man of Tomorrow? Are these two stories perhaps the best superman stories?

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Nihilist reviewed Harleen #1 Sep 25, 2019
6.5

New-52's Harley origin was atrociously bad, in part because of her horrendous visual redesign, in part because it was just... miserable. It lacked any real emotions, humor, charm and heart, all of which were present in Paul Dini's legendary Mad Love. I'm sad to say, Harleen is as ininspired and bland as whatever New-52 spawned. It tries to be serious and mature, but it really feels like a cheap te more

Harleen #1

By: Stejpan Sejic
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me..." Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist ...

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Nihilist - Sep 30, 2019

Well, I guess that's a matter of preference, then. I, personally, found dialogues and characters to be boring and unlikeable. If you enjoyed them, good for you. It may be taste, or I may simply not be the target audince for this book. Injustice 2 Harley was great, that I agree - WB fixed everything awful about her character from the first game.

Darkseid24 - Oct 1, 2019

I liked it. Not Perfect, but one of the better Harley stories, since years.

egon244 reviewed Powers of X #5 Sep 29, 2019
7.0

"Go away, little man"

So, Professor X is becoming more and more villainous, and The Year One Thousand is as confusing as ever.

I really need some solid explanation regarding that future.

Powers of X #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Sep 25, 2019

As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+  

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egon244 added Harleen (2019) to their pull list Sep 29, 2019

Harleen (2019)

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me..." Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist ...

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egon244 reviewed Harleen #1 Sep 29, 2019
8.5

"They call her Harley..."

Stjepan Sejic decided to tackle a very, very popular subject nowadays, that is Hatley and Joker relationship. And just like with Sunstone he proves he is both a great writer and an amazing artist.

This book is triple the size of a normal comic book, but it reads practically by itself. The story has a great pacing with good, sometimes humorous, dialog more

Harleen #1

By: Stejpan Sejic
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me..." Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist ...

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Comix4fever - Oct 1, 2019

My favorite works by Sejic are Aquaman and Revine. I highly recommend both.

egon244 reviewed Flash #79 Sep 28, 2019
7.5

"Don't mess with the Flash family"

Another great issue.

Flash #79

By: Joshua Williamson, Jordi Tarragona
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"The Death of the Speed Force" claims its first victim, forcing the Flash to reconsider whether the Speed Force is worth saving! But the Flash is unaware of Captain Cold's mission to power up his fellow Rogues, and Snart's next stop is right in the middle of a broken home. When Mirror Master and Golden Glider are at each other's throats, there aren...

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egon244 reviewed Detective Comics #1012 Sep 28, 2019
8.0

"I'm a butler, not a chiropractor, damn it"

After a short break, Pete Tomasi is back with his top tier craftsmanship. Batman is brooding, Freeze is freezing and Alfred has great one-liners. What's more to ask?

Finally, after some teasing and build-up, we get to see what Mr. Freeze's plan is. I'm so glad it is not half as gruesome as I feared it might be. Pheww. And I like Vic more

Detective Comics #1012

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"Year of the Villain" kicks into overdrive! Victor Fries has only ever wanted one thing...to bring his wife Nora back to life in a healthy body. Now, with Lex Luthor's aid, Victor's wish will finally come true. But how will Nora adjust to the new world she has missed? And how will Batman try to tear Victor's dream away from him?

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egon244 reviewed Action Comics #1015 Sep 28, 2019
7.0

"You cleaned the grill again"

Good issue. Fun and entertaining.

The stuff with Naomi was a blast. She is such a fun character. Her banter with Superman and Batman was well written. When BMB wants, he can write good dialogue.

Then we're back to the Red Cloud/Levithan business. Red Cloud got a serious upgrade form Apex Lex. The Man of Steel is in trouble.

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Action Comics #1015

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Breakout Wonder Comics hero Naomi makes her Metropolis debut as the teen hero looks to Superman to help her navigate her unexpected new role as a hero in the DC Universe. Hoping to answer the remain questions about her origin, lineage and greater purpose on Earth, Naomi not only gets the attention of the Man of Steel but also Gotham City's Dark Kni...

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egon244 reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #3 Sep 24, 2019
6.0

"Nice shot, Bruce"

This one was kind of a snooze. I was bored.

The Batman Who Laughs #3

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Feb 13, 2019

All the pieces are starting to fit together as the Batman Who Laughs acquires another key element in his plan-one that is linked to the founding fathers of Gotham City and to a legacy started by the Wayne family and protected by none other than Oswald Cobblepot. While the Penguin goes head-to-head with the darkest version of his mortal enemy, Batma...

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egon244 reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #2 Sep 23, 2019
7.0

"I'm here"

Slow, but entertaining.

The Batman Who Laughs #2

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jan 16, 2019

After the shocking ending of issue #1, a ticking clock sets Batman on a trail throughout the different realities of the Multiverse. He starts to see all the iterations of his life, and what could have been...but more importantly, Bruce Wayne begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong, and that all the mistakes he's made are somehow con...

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egon244 reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #1 Sep 22, 2019
7.0

"Dark Knight Returns"

A promising start.

The Batman Who Laughs #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of ...

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egon244 reviewed Justice League #32 Sep 21, 2019
7.0

"Let's bring her down!"

Good issue, I just wish Jorge Jimenez did this one as well. His style fits all the craziness that is happening in this arc more.

Justice League #32

By: James Tynion IV, Howard Porter
Released: Sep 18, 2019

"The Justice Doom War" part three! Things are getting dangerous across the time stream. On one side of time, the Justice League team finds heroic purpose; on the other, it's a future full of chaos and trial. It's the Totality in action. If they can't stop Lex's Legion across all fronts, there may be only one other option: embrace Doom!

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Arslan corner - Sep 22, 2019

If you have the time, check out JL dark. I heard it's quite good.

egon244 - Sep 22, 2019

It is good. You just can't read everything.

egon244 reviewed Batman: Universe #3 Sep 22, 2019
7.5

"I love dinosaurs"

The issue was a blast.

Batman: Universe #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! The hunt for the Fabergé egg and the secrets it contains continues across the DC Universe, as Batman escapes Thanagar and Gorilla City, only to land with Green Lantern on Dinosaur Island! Can these heroes stop Vandal Savage before he unlocks the egg's secrets? Originally published in BATMAN GIANT #...

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egon244 added Flash Forward (2019) to their pull list Sep 22, 2019

Flash Forward (2019)

His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fough...

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egon244 reviewed Flash Forward #1 Sep 22, 2019
7.0

"Puddin to go!"

This was not bad.

I'm guessing Scott Lobdell did the best he could with what he was given. And, objectively, what he was given wasn't the best. I mean, we're still trying to forget that Heroes in Crisis ever happened.

But I'm all for redeeming Wally West and some multiversal adventure with Calvin Ellis.

Sadly, I don't think I will ever li more

Flash Forward #1

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Sep 18, 2019

His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fough...

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7.0

"There is only Luthor"

Did all of this happen? Or was this just a Kid Lex's Black Mercy induced dream?

Year of the Villain: Lex Luthor #1

By: Jason Latour, Bryan Hitch
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Apex Lex has made his offer to the villains of the DC Universe...but has the super-powered evil genius gotten what he truly desires? The most deadly predator in the Multiverse has set out to answer that question by seeking out his counterparts on other Earths. But will this meeting of the Luthors be the greatest team-up in all of creation...or end ...

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6.5

"I quit"

Cheer up Edward, you're not a bad villain, you just need better writers.

Year of the Villain: The Riddler #1

By: Mark Russell, Scott Godlewski
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Lex Luthor has presented dark gifts to super-villains across the DC Universe, setting off what can only be called the Year of the Villain. Unfortunately, resources are limited, so not everyone got something. The Riddler is one such person, and he is most displeased about it. Was this merely an oversight or a deliberate slight? The Riddler is determ...

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