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egon244 reviewed Detective Comics #1016 Dec 10, 2019
7.0

"Rhapsody in Blue"

A nice ending to an uneven story arc.

The new Freeze villain may prove fun in the future and I really enjoyed the connection to Forever Evil (now that was a good comic book event), but you can see that Tomasi is struggling here, having to tiptoe around the ideas and stories other writers have put forth, mainly Snyder and King.

If he was just give more

Detective Comics #1016

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Nov 27, 2019

Defeating her now-estranged husband, Mr. Freeze, isn't enough to sate Nora Fries's bloodlust as she usurps his frozen throne, establishing herself as the first ice queen of Gotham. The Dark Knight will have his hands full as Nora unleashes an icy hell unlike any other on his city's streets.

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egon244 reviewed Action Comics #1017 Dec 8, 2019
5.0

"Superman is here"

Jeez, this issue was all over the place. Why can't we get a tied, focused story in the Superman books anymore?

Mr. Bendis, you were doing quite well when you first took over. What the hell happened?

Action Comics #1017

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Nov 27, 2019

"Invisible War" part one! It's one of the biggest creator reunions in years as writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist John Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. In this issue, it's all-out war on the streets of Metropolis-and at the end of this epic there will be a huge change to...

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egon244 reviewed Immortal Hulk #27 Dec 8, 2019
8.0

"We have a Hulk situation!"

And it's a great one.

A very good issue with the narration cleverly broken into three separate points of view.

Immortal Hulk #27

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

• Some monsters are born from gamma... other monsters worship a different kind of green.
•  In his war on the human world, the Immortal Hulk is taking the fight to its lords and masters - the Roxxon Corporation.
•  But when you mess with THE MINOTAUR... you get the horns.
Parental Advisory

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egon244 reviewed Batman #84 Dec 5, 2019
6.5

"My little boy..."

Not bad, I enjoyed this one.

Filler? Yes. Should have been released much earlier to reveal naggingly missing plot details? Most definitely.

But we finally learn how Thomas Wayne got to the Prime universe. It fits, involves a speedster (there is a coloring error in the issue), makes sense and fills a plot point that really should have been filled more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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egon244 - Dec 7, 2019

I know that they work now and I'm glad that you brought up the suspensions of disbelief. The flashpoint timeline wasn't erased because it wasn't. And people don't recognize Clark Kent as Superman with glasses because they don't. I know that we won't see eye to eye on the matter but it's always nice to have a civil conversation with someone on the internet. That stuff is rare. Especially now when people are triggered by everything. Literally everything.

Talon1load - Dec 7, 2019

Facts.

egon244 reviewed Excalibur #3 Dec 7, 2019
7.0

"Long may we rain"

Now, this was fun and it finally started to get interesting. I really dig Apocalypse as this wise man/priest.

Excalibur #3

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Dec 4, 2019

THE GREEN EARTH TREMBLES!
THE HARD TRUTH OF THE CAPTAINS BRITAIN!
Captain Britain must face the truth about her brother and choose her path forward as MI-13 and the agents of the crown become aware of her ascension. As the lighthouse grows, Apocalypse and Rictor must master the earth beneath their feet.
Rated T+

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EDiakota reviewed Marauders #3 Dec 5, 2019
8.5

" King. I am the black King. This is my déclaration. "
- SAMUEL SHAW

Marauders #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Michele Bandini
Released: Dec 4, 2019

SALT WATER & HELLFIRE! THE NEW BLACK BISHOP OF THE HELLFIRE CLUB!
Sebastian Shaw recruits a new Black Bishop continuing with his machinations against the two Queens of the Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause!
Rated T+

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egon244 - Dec 7, 2019

Who?

egon244 reviewed Marauders #3 Dec 7, 2019
7.0

"A Shaw and a mutant!"

Prior to this issue, I had no idea that someone like Shinobi Shaw event existed, but I'm glad he got added to the book. Thanks to him I finally got to see what I was waiting for. Sebastian Shaw scheming and plotting.

And it made this issue of the Marauders the best one so far. It would have been even better if we saw Kate kick some ass.

Marauders #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Michele Bandini
Released: Dec 4, 2019

SALT WATER & HELLFIRE! THE NEW BLACK BISHOP OF THE HELLFIRE CLUB!
Sebastian Shaw recruits a new Black Bishop continuing with his machinations against the two Queens of the Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause!
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed X-Men #3 Dec 7, 2019
7.5

"Please step away from the aristocrat"

Where do I even begin?

First I need to commend Hickman for making each issue of X-Men so far a more or less stand-alone one. Sure, there is the general, overarching arc of Krakoa and mutant nation, but each issue is its own thing. With the first one showing X-Men in some downtime, the second one showing Summers family spending some quali more

X-Men #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Dec 4, 2019

EARTH'S MOST POWERFUL! CYCLOPS STORMS THE SAVAGE LAND!
The most powerful heroes of the dominant species on the planet, the X-Men rise to protect the world against any threat. From a new foe in the Savage Land to an old nemesis' surprising return...
Rated T+

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Grifter reviewed Fallen Angels #2 Nov 27, 2019
7.5

Kudranski... My worst enemy

Fallen Angels #2

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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ohhaimark - Nov 28, 2019

Hahaha! Me too!

egon244 reviewed Fallen Angels #2 Dec 3, 2019
6.5

"The world has already fallen"

This book is like the intro to the Titans tv series. It just screams "Edgy! We! Are! Edgy!" over and over again with its talk about anger, rage and with its nasty art.

But unlike Titans, this book doesn't make me roll my eyes every couple of minutes.

Fallen Angels #2

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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ohhaimark reviewed X-Force #2 Nov 27, 2019
10

THE GOOD:

-I really love this series.

-Damn. This art is so perfect. It fits the writing incredibly well.

-Wow, that opening was powerful.

-I don't know how Percy got so much better as a writer in between Nightwing (the last comic of his I read before this) and this, but the script was really damn good.

-I really like the pacing here. This more

X-Force #2

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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egon244 - Dec 3, 2019

You should check Percy's Green Arrow Rebirth run. It's excellent, with great art by a couple of artists.

egon244 reviewed X-Force #2 Dec 3, 2019
7.5

"How'd you know my passcode?"

I didn't expect for this issue to be so gruesome. The art is killing on that front. The story is not far behind.

X-Force #2

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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Arslan corner posted on egon244's profile Nov 25, 2019

Hi there, Egon244. Arslan here, Hope you are doing well today. There is a question that I'm interested to ask your opinion regarding Two old Superman stories from the pre-crisis Era of DC. Please let me know if you are interested.

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egon244 - Nov 30, 2019

It's a good story and I think it does still holds up today. I especially enjoyed the scenes with Mongul and Moore really sold the subsequent anger of Superman, after he woke up. For the negatives, I'd say that the jumps between reality and dream Krypton were a little bit jarring at times and the epilogue were everyone, especially Superman, were suddenly, miraculously ok was a bit odd. But it's the first pre-crisis story I ever read, so maybe it was a thing back then.

egon244 - Nov 30, 2019

As I said, it's a good story, nothing groundbreaking but definitely worth checking out. If I were to use the rating system of this site I would give it 7,5/10. Oh, I haven't mentioned Gibbons' art. Well, it looks great. That part definitely still holds up today.

egon244 reviewed New Mutants #2 Nov 30, 2019
6.5

"What's up, felons?"

The first issue was a blast. This was one, on the other hand, was a bit of a letdown.

The opening was pretty solid. Court scenes and meeting with Cannonball were fun. But after that Sunspot crossed the line between being funny and being insufferably annoying and all humor kinda just fell apart.

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New Mutants #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Flash #83 Nov 30, 2019
7.5

"Long live King Cold!"

Good issue. I'm really liking this story arc so far.

It's fun, Cold is a great villain and it looks great. The only thing dragging it down is the Year of the Villain continuity. Between this book and Justice League, the timeline makes no sense.

Flash #83

By: Joshua Williamson, Scott Kolins
Released: Nov 27, 2019

"Rogues' Reign" continues! The warped world of the Rogues has turned everything surrounding Iron Heights prison into a wicked hellscape! But there is hope in the darkness, as the Flash battles his way back from the brink and discovers a way to reverse the Rogues' reign once and for all. The only problem? To do that he must venture out in the path o...

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egon244 reviewed Marauders #2 Nov 27, 2019
7.0

"Booty inspection"

Yeah, I think Kitty... oh, I'm sorry, Kate is my favorite X-Men.

Marauders #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The Hellfire Trading Company has control of Mutant trade on the seas... but that doesn't mean its Inner Circle is done stabbing one another in the back. As Captain Pryde and her Marauders sail on, the real cutthroats are back home...
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Excalibur #2 Nov 25, 2019
6.0

"Shoooogooo!"

Honestly, this issue was kind of a bore.

The art is still great but the story, as of yet, is not particularly interesting or engaging.

The dialogue here felt off sometimes. And all that "magic", Akkaba and Otherworld stuff is a tad confusing.

I think I'm going to give it one or two more issues.

Excalibur #2

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Betsy Braddock is Captain Britain, but a citizen of Krakoa. With Rogue's condition a mystery, the team heads to the one place that has always been the seat of Excalibur's power - the Lighthouse.
Rated T+

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egon244 added Fallen Angels (2019) to their pull list Nov 24, 2019

Fallen Angels (2019)

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 24, 2019
6.5

"Thank you for not being boring"

That more or less sums it up.

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed X-Men #2 Nov 24, 2019
7.0

"I think that's how all my best mistakes have happened"

Yeah, it makes sense. Even a sentient, living island needs someone to hug.

X-Men #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Nov 13, 2019

When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Flash Forward #3 Nov 23, 2019
6.0

"To reignite the flame within a hero"

This was pleasant but quite forgettable.

Flash Forward #3

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The rift between the Multiverse and Dark Multiverse is growing wider, and evil dark energy is threatening all the planets in its path! It's up to Wally West to journey to these worlds and purge them of this darkness, but the greater darkness is that from within. The destruction has now found its way to Earth-43, where Roy Harper is the world's prem...

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egon244 reviewed Justice League #36 Nov 23, 2019
7.0

"Which God are we praying to?"

Good issue. It nicely sets the stage for the final showdown.

Which I can't wait for. I am so tired of this big, universe-ending space stuff. Metal was good, felt fresh. No Justice was rushed and uneven. The Totality was boring and uninteresting. Sixth Dimension was fun, it certainly looked phenomenal. And now this.

It is fun, for sure more

Justice League #36

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Nov 20, 2019

How powerful is too powerful? Lex Luthor has assembled everything he needs to complete his plan of turning the world toward doom, including reviving the ancient goddess Perpetua and restoring her powers. But can he keep Perpetua from dragging the DC Universe into the abyss alongside the rest of the Multiverse? This is a question that hero and villa...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
3.0

I don't care about any of this. I'm glad now we have confirmation that Bruce was suicidal at his young age and he did make the vow to be Batman at that same young age. That was an argument between friends that has now been resolved... I mean, I get what King is going for here, but we as readers have known Alfred was dead and have processed that for months now. The wound, if it existed at all, is n more

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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Nihilist - Nov 22, 2019

True, true.

Darkseid24 - Nov 25, 2019

I wouldnt have a problem with a darker& more depressed version of Gotham, but I have a problem with the countless plotholes& with the awful dialogue in Kings run. It’s just so stupid to read. King also cant deal with criticism, he only wants praises & doesnt even care what fans don’t like about his run.

egon244 reviewed Batman #83 Nov 21, 2019
5.5

"There are no good deaths"

I was expecting another disappointment. Another empty issue masquerading as something profound. I was ready to trash this issue. But now that I've read it, it's not as bad as I thought it would be.

Alfred's dead. I was still hoping, believing the solicitations for future comics are just misdirections. They are not. And Batman still throws a little t more

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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egon244 added Far Sector to their pull list Nov 17, 2019

Far Sector

N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" M...

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egon244 reviewed Far Sector #1 Nov 17, 2019
7.5

"I'm guessing you're confused"

This was pretty good.

Solid writing, interesting story and great looking art.

A promising start.

Far Sector #1

By: N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell
Released: Nov 13, 2019

N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" M...

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egon244 reviewed Flash #82 Nov 17, 2019
8.0

"There is only one Cold"

Year of the Villain messed-up continuity/timeline aside, this issue was great.

We're dropped right in the middle of something big, without any explanation (other than YotV), but Williamson makes it work, so there's no confusion and no unnecessary exposition dumps.

Central City belongs to the Rogues and King Cold is at the top. His time in more

Flash #82

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafa Sandoval
Released: Nov 13, 2019

"Rogues Reign" part one! The speed force is dead, doom has gripped the earth, and the FLASH lives in a nightmare! Powered-up by Lex Luthor's offer, Captain Cold led his team of Rogues to ultimate victory over Central City. Through the might of Mirror Master's amplified abilities, the rogues have re-shaped reality itself into their own kingdoms of c...

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egon244 reviewed Detective Comics #1015 Nov 16, 2019
6.0

"Shoot straight Mr. Pennyworth"

Tomasi is a good craftsman and this issue is just that. A good craft. But one, I think, that is a little below what Tomasi is usually writing.

It's a fine story with good art, but it's predictable and not very captivating.

Detective Comics #1015

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Nov 13, 2019

For centuries children have been told to be careful about what they wish for, and after years of yearning for his beloved to return, Mr. Freeze finally gets it. But frozen hearts don't melt easily, and after years in cryostasis, Nora Fries is the ultimate ice queen. Gotham and Victor Fries will never be the same again.

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egon244 reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 16, 2019
4.0

"Well ##!@ you, Superman"

This felt utterly and completely pointless.

This whole series could've been cramped into one 40-pages one-shot since it will be continued in Action Comics anyway.

Instead, we got drawn-out, decompressed "mystery thriller" that is a waste of good characters, of good art, of a nice idea for the story and, most importantly, readers' time and more

Event Leviathan #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Nov 13, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what's their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of ...

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egon244 reviewed Superman #17 Nov 13, 2019
6.0

"He can see into your soul!"

Finally some decent reading from Brian Bendis.

There still is some iffy dialogue and I'm not a fan of the art, but the first half of the issue, the part with Lois, was pretty good. The latter part, especially with Supergirl (her dialogue - awful), could have been better.

I still don't know how I feel about the whole identity reveal thin more

Superman #17

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Nov 13, 2019

Superman's new Fortress of Solitude sits in the most remote corner of the Bermuda Triangle. Constructed using Kryptonian technology far beyond anything our world knows, filled with intergalactic, pan-dimensional secrets from all over the Multiverse...how could it possibly be missing?

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