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Haand rated Action Comics #987 Sep 13, 2017
8.0

Action Comics #987

By: Dan Jurgens, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Sep 13, 2017

"THE OZ EFFECT" part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!

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Haand rated Mister Miracle #2 Sep 13, 2017
9.5

Mister Miracle #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 13, 2017

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to do...

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Haand reviewed Doom Patrol #8 Sep 6, 2017
9.0

A little easier to follow than how the first arc started off - but still the best kind of weird. Way's dialogue and Derington's art continue to make this one of my first reads on NCBD.

Doom Patrol #8

By: Gerard Way, Nick Derington
Released: Sep 6, 2017

What is S**t, and why is everyone eating it? Cliff doesn't like it, but Casey can't get enough. Sure, Cliff doesn't like a lot of stuff, but that doesn't mean he's wrong to be suspicious this time around. Meanwhile, we find out where Lotion the cat got off to, and how his journey has changed him. Life on the streets has made him an entirely differe...

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Haand rated Batman #30 Sep 6, 2017
8.5

Batman #30

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN" part two! In our second "War of Jokes and Riddles" interlude, it's the making of a super-villain! He's been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman-now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He's lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

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Edgar Rubio reviewed Batman #30 Sep 6, 2017
10

I love this issue, it is so different even to the other numbers within the arc. I agree that the whole story is not being perfect, I don't like that "Batman choosing a side" stuff or the fact that they changed the Riddler so much that he can look just like a perfect rival to Joker, but this number works perfectly, even as a standalone comic book; it's precise and beautiful. I also liked the cha more

Batman #30

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN" part two! In our second "War of Jokes and Riddles" interlude, it's the making of a super-villain! He's been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman-now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He's lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

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9.0

Action-packed, super-hero comic. Venditti has a great feel for the characters. I especially like Hal. He’s brash and cocky. Sandoval and Tarragona are a great team. Doesn't try too hard to be something it is not. Just fun space-cop adventures. Great use of actual linework to evoke atmosphere. This isn't relying on the colorist to do the job. The colors enhance the linework, but are not more

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #27

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Aug 23, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part two! Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner face off against God Killers as they try to protect an injured Orion from certain death. As the battle turns against the Corps, will they have to sacrifice a New God to save an entire sector of space?

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Haand - Aug 24, 2017

This art team has definitely become one of my favorites. Amazing work.

8.0

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #27

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Aug 23, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part two! Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner face off against God Killers as they try to protect an injured Orion from certain death. As the battle turns against the Corps, will they have to sacrifice a New God to save an entire sector of space?

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Haand rated Nightwing: The New Order #1 Aug 24, 2017
8.5

Nightwing: The New Order #1

By: Kyle Higgins, Trevor McCarthy
Released: Aug 23, 2017

NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without "weapons"-where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Cru...

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9.0

American Way: Those Above and Those Below #2

By: John Ridley, Georges Jeanty
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The conflict with political radicals that took one man's life sits heavy with Jason. Accusations that, by continuing to be the superhero the American, he's become a pawn for the government have taken on a new sharpness as the Civil Rights movement of the 1970s gains an added urgency. This call to do what's right is one that his former ally Amber Wa...

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Haand rated Batman #29 Aug 18, 2017
8.5

Batman #29

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four ! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he'll have to choose a side-and ...

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jess212 reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 17, 2017
9.5

Personally really liked the concept and where it's going still this is a continuity heavy opening that introduces several elements at a break neck pace. Snyder also goes out of his way to essentially rearrange and re write continuity for some of the cast and I take no issue with it but it is a lot to take in. For an artist of Greg Capulllo's caliber the work is a bit rushed still it's very well do more

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

Haand rated Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 16, 2017
9.0

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Synthozoid reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 10, 2017
10

We are in for a Vision level series.

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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Supes' soups reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 9, 2017
10

You could read this issue twice in a row and you'd still be tempted to give it another go to fully grasp the narrative. This is Tom King at his best. People were blown away by King's run on Vision and this is shaping up to be just like that or possibly even better. Mister Miracle isn't for everyone but if you love comics, you should at least steal your friend's issue, read it, and then give it bac more

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

8.5

Oh, this is going to be fun. Feels like classic cosmic in the first issue of the arc. Keep the New Gods coming, please!

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #26

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part one! Ancient hunters awaken across the cosmos to end Highfather and the New Gods! Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps draw the line between gods, but that won't stop the body count as the most powerful deities in the universe go to war.

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jess212 reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 9, 2017
10

This story isn't for the faint of heart it tackles som heavy subject matter moreover if you're not versed in the mythology of this Kirby concoction this issue will do little to explain the situation. Mr. Miracle begins with our protagonist in dire straights and things don't improve as the story progresses. Tom King gives us the main players as the story creeps toward the ominous. The Art complimen more

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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KesheR - Aug 9, 2017

You only need a very basic understanding of what the New Gods are.

Haand reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 9, 2017
10

There are so many layers to this and every read through peels another back. After four reads, I'm still finding new little details mull over. There's an engaging plot starting, but where King really shines is the exploration of the characters, what drives them and, at the core of it, what makes them want to keep existing. This is heavy, dark, and introspective - but I expect we'll get something re more

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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Haand reviewed Redlands #1 Aug 9, 2017
9.0

The art and storytelling match perfectly in this book. Amazingly atmospheric. You can really the warm, humid night air of Florida and hear the... well, I don't want to spoil anything. :) A great horror comic with some unique characteristics that I think will keep it fresh and help it stand out. Really looking forward to seeing where this goes!

Redlands #1

By: Jordie Bellaire, Jordie Bellaire
Released: Aug 9, 2017

A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (ZERO, Scarlet
Witch, Constantine) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of kille...

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Haand rated Batman #28 Aug 3, 2017
8.5

Batman #28

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four! War is hell. Unless it's in Gotham City, where it's so much worse. The clash between The Joker and the Riddler continues to escalate, with the rest of the city's villains picking sides and joining in. In the midst of the battle, Batman must try to save whoever he can while knowing he will forever be haunted...

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Haand reviewed Doom Patrol #7 Jul 27, 2017
8.5

Ridiculous and fun. A total homage to silver age comics, from the classic Doom Patrol costumes to the convenient, gadget-drive solutions to every problem. A great one-shot story.

Doom Patrol #7

By: Gerard Way, Michael Allred
Released: Jul 26, 2017

This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. How have you been, Niles Caulder? The Chief is back, and he's ready to reshape the new Doom Patrol to be just like the old Doom Patrol - a prospect not everyone is happy with. But the team's former leader hasn't grown less manipulative in his old age, so nobody make any rash decis...

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Haand rated Green Lanterns #27 Jul 23, 2017
8.0

Green Lanterns #27

By: Sam Humphries, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"OUT OF TIME" part two! Cast back in time, Jessica and Simon must survive on the savage Earth of ten billion years ago! With a single ring between them, can the Emerald Knights locate the first Green Lanterns?

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Haand rated Batman #27 Jul 23, 2017
8.5

Batman #27

By: Tom King, Davide Gianfelice
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution... but it could cost him everything.

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mrDovydas reviewed Batman #27 Jul 19, 2017
8.5

Might be confusing at the first read, so I'd suggest immediately reread it. I love how the villains show up here much more than the Batman itself, really fleshing the story and the whole conflict.

Batman #27

By: Tom King, Davide Gianfelice
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution... but it could cost him everything.

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Haand rated Dark Days: The Casting #1 Jul 13, 2017
8.5

Dark Days: The Casting #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jul 12, 2017

The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of ...

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9.5

I wish this book had received more promotion; I hadn't heard about it until browsing new books on this site. I decided to give it a shot and, wow, am I glad I did! What a timely, relevant comic. I dare you to read this and not have a strong reaction. The writing and art are also both top-notch. I'll be adding this to my pull list, without hesitation.

American Way: Those Above and Those Below #1

By: John Ridley, Georges Jeanty
Released: Jul 12, 2017

It's been a decade since the Civil Defense Corps was exposed as a fraud created by the U.S. Government for propaganda purposes. While most of the heroes who survived the catastrophe have retired or disappeared, the New American still carries on, trying to keep communities safe amid the social turmoil of the 1970s. But with the nation split in two o...

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Haand rated Wonder Woman #25 Jun 29, 2017
8.5

Wonder Woman #25

By: Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 28, 2017

Writer Greg Rucka weaves together the threads of "The Lies," "Year One," "The Truth," and "Godwatch"-every story in WONDER WOMAN since the start of the DC Universe Rebirth era-in this extra-sized anniversary issue!

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9.0

I have been looking forward to this all year and I wasn't disappointed. King writes such a tortured Elmer Fudd and re-imagines the Looney Tunes cast in a realistic, gritty setting. The second story was just as good but is more Looney Tunes show inspired. Both stories are fantastic and showcases Tom King's range as a writer.

Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Jun 28, 2017

After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd's obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns.
RATED T

Haand reviewed Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 Jun 29, 2017
9.0

I wasn't really looking forward to this; this kind of crossover just isn't a thing that gets my attention. Even though I didn't pre-order, the manager at my LCS set a copy aside for me, since he knows I read everything from Tom King. Boy, am I glad I ended up with a copy of this! What a great, dark story. And Lee Weeks art is as stellar as always.

Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Jun 28, 2017

After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd's obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns.
RATED T

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #25 Jun 21, 2017
9.0

Mikel Janin, as always, proves why he is one of the best in the comics business currently. His splash pages are absolutely gorgeous. Tom King has got me intrigued yet again with this story arc and the tastefully done storytelling. Can't wait for the next issue.

Batman #25

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"The War of Jokes and Riddles" part one! Don't miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight's greatest failure...and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before-get in on...

Haand rated Batman #25 Jun 22, 2017
9.0

Batman #25

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"The War of Jokes and Riddles" part one! Don't miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight's greatest failure...and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before-get in on...

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