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Kitaru reviewed The Sandman Special #1 Aug 22, 2017
8.5

Odd and sort of corny at times, but I think this retelling of a classic Jack Kirby matches his tone and vibe very closely. Out of all the Jack Kirby specials this is the best yet for me.

The Sandman Special #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove
Released: Aug 16, 2017

Don't miss two new tales starring Jack Kirby's costumed Master of Nightmares from the 1970s. Sandman, Brute and Glob battle an onslaught of dreams so powerful that they are invading the dreams of other people! Then, a grown-up Jed Walker returns to his childhood home, only to find himself haunted by dreams from the past. This issue also includes "S...

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Kitaru dropped Descender from their pull list Aug 22, 2017

Descender

One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.

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Kitaru reviewed Trinity #12 Aug 22, 2017
8.0

A good story that suffers from the fact that the story is fragmented to hell. Every issue related to this story is separated by another arc, which leads to disinterest for the main story that is being told.

Trinity #12

By: Rob Williams, Clay Mann
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"DARK DESTINY" part one! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman must turn to the mystic trinity of Dead Man, Zatanna and John Constantine when Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro are sacrificed into the depths of the Pandora Pits by Circe and Ra's al Ghul.

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Kitaru added Saga to their pull list Aug 22, 2017

Saga

Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war.

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #28 Aug 22, 2017
8.0

Not a perfect Wonder Woman story, but I still think it is better than what everyone has been rating it. I think Diana's characterization for the most part is right, even if the stories are a little boring at times.

Wonder Woman #28

By: Shea Fontana, David Messina
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"HEART OF THE AMAZON" part three! With the immediate threat subdued, Diana thought she could take time to help Etta Candy recover from her wounds...but will her presence put Etta in even more danger?

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #29 Aug 22, 2017
8.5

It looks like an interesting premise that I hope leads to more well-written Superman stories. Anything with Lanterns and Superman is always a plus in my book.

Superman #29

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 16, 2017

This issue now features "FEAR ITSELF" part one! The writing team of Tomasi and Gleason are joined by co-writer Keith Champagne in a story that returns to their Green Lantern roots and asks the question "What scares Superman?"

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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #29 Aug 22, 2017
8.0

My only problem with this issue is that Ben Percy has the same trouble that many writers have and that is they cannot write Batman well. It seems to me that if people try to write Batman outside of a Batman title then it is usually just completely off of the characters archetype.

Green Arrow #29

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"HARD-TRAVELING HERO" part four! Black Canary and Green Arrow's missions converge in two cities at once! Canary's in Seattle, where she's hot on the trail of the Auctioneer, and Arrow's in Gotham City, where Oliver Queen's investigation into human trafficking among the city's elite draws the attention of Bruce Wayne!

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #27 Aug 22, 2017
7.5

This issue was just boring and kind of uneventful. I wish that it was more like the beginning of Nightwing in Rebirth, but unfortunately everything just seems to fall short.

Nightwing #27

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"SPYRAL" part two! Nightwing and Huntress have been ambushed by Spyral, and their old friend Tiger is leading the charge! Will the duo find out what corrupted their former agency-or are they about to be disavowed and burned?

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #29 Aug 22, 2017
8.5

Another okay issue, but I still want more focus on the characters. I feel like this entire story would be ten times better if it displayed both the Joker's and Riddler's point of views during the war, not just Batman's.

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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Kitaru reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 22, 2017
10

Probably one of the best event comics I have read in recent history. Not only does everything connect in an unexpected way, but the story also feels like it is progressing despite a multitude of questions being included. I hope it continues this strong.

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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Kitaru added Dark Nights: Metal to their pull list Aug 22, 2017

Dark Nights: Metal

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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Kitaru reviewed Flash #28 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

An interesting take on Flash's new power set that instead of benefiting him, continues to hurt everything around him, this time in a literal way. I only hope that this does not become a case of a superhero gradually becoming evil due to new powers.

Flash #28

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"NEGATIVE" part one! It's a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He's got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you'd want The Flash to put behind bars. There's just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under con...

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5.5

This was just awful dialogue and storytelling that made it near impossible for me to maintain interest through. I hope the other specials are nowhere near this bad.

Newsboy Legion & The Boy Commandos Special #1

By: Howard Chaykin, Howard Chaykin
Released: Aug 9, 2017

Jack Kirby's two wartime kid gangs share their first adventure together in a novel-length tale written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When the Boy Commandos arrive in New York on the trail of a secret Axis agent, they're greeted as turf invaders by the crime-fighting Newsboys! Can these kids put aside their rivalry and join forces to protect th...

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Kitaru reviewed Titans #14 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

Much like the title of the story, things are starting to fall apart for the Titans, with this arc being a complete deconstruction of who they are and where loyalties lie.

Titans #14

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"THINGS FALL APART!" With a traitor in their midst, the Titans reach their breaking point as Nightwing reveals his shocking prime suspect! As tempers flare and distrust spreads, the team is forced to face a new conspiracy-and the Titans must save Manhattan from the nefarious Trident!

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #985 Aug 9, 2017
8.0

It felt like a step back with how Lex Luthor was portrayed, with him going from proud back to petty and jealous. I hope this only occurs with Rob Williams writing because I have actually enjoyed superhero Luthor.

Action Comics #985

By: Rob Williams, Guillem March
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"ONLY HUMAN" part one! Superman finds himself side by side with Lex Luthor once more, but is his former foe truly committed to being a hero, or is it just a ruse to gain the Man of Steel's trust? As world events point to something dark on the horizon, the mysterious Mr. Oz makes his final move against the Man of Tomorrow.

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9.0

Whenever the side Green Lanterns are used, such as Grak, I always have a better appreciation for the storytelling because it means that the story cannot simply rely on the grace of the big lanterns. This is a great start to what I hope will be a fantastic arc.

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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Kitaru reviewed Detective Comics #962 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

We are eventually making our way to Tim Drake, with a strong ending to my favorite Detective arc so far.

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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Kitaru added Mister Miracle to their pull list Aug 9, 2017

Mister Miracle

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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Kitaru reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 9, 2017
9.5

Amazing art and amazing storytelling that shows people why Tom King is one of the best writers when it comes to those different characters. There will be a very amazing message to this entire story that will change how miniseries are done.

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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Kitaru reviewed Redlands #1 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

A strong start to a new horror book, which displays that Jordie Bellaire's abilities go beyond her artistic ability. I still need to wait and she how this story turns and how it establishes the main characters.

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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Kitaru reviewed Green Arrow #28 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

This is one of the more fun Green Arrow arcs that does not seek to continually destroy parts of Ollie's life, but rather to slowly start to rebuild it.

Green Arrow #28

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"HARD-TRAVELING HERO" part three! Metropolis is Oliver Queen's next stop on his quest to take down the Ninth Circle, but he may be too late when the evil financiers start a war with the one man they can't buy: Lex Luthor! That's more fat cats than even Ollie can handle, which means this is a job for Superman and Green Arrow!

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Kitaru reviewed Seven to Eternity #8 Aug 5, 2017
9.0

I had no problems with this issue and thought that it matched the tone and direction of the previous arcs, but I do get that people hate this departure from the main storyline. My argument against any dislike for this issue is that this was important character development for several characters that would have died if the issue had just moved on.

Seven to Eternity #8

By: Rick Remender, James Harren
Released: Aug 2, 2017

That which was pure and perfect is gone. Home, a distant memory. Some yet fight to preserve good, to resist the consumption of the whispers.

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Kitaru reviewed Superman #28 Aug 5, 2017
7.0

I love Tomasi and I love Superman, but this was just boring and poorly done. The subject matter was not tastefully delivered, but instead crammed downed the audiences throat with massive bouts of dialogue. I hope the next story is more similar to the previous Superman arcs.

Superman #28

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 2, 2017

This issue now features "ROAD TRIP" part two! As the Kents' family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives, you can bet that their gonna need a vacation after their vacation!

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Kitaru reviewed Nightwing #26 Aug 5, 2017
8.0

Not bad, but still not the same quality that Nightwing has been previously in the series. I hope that it starts to pick up soon.

Nightwing #26

By: Tim Seeley, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"SPYRAL" part one! Huntress comes back into Nightwing's life at his lowest moment. But is she here to help him find the man who killed one of Dick's closest allies? Or is she here to carry out a mission of her own?

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Kitaru reviewed Mech Cadet Yu #1 Aug 5, 2017
9.0

I genuinely enjoyed this very anime style of story. While it does use tropes that most anime/manga stories follow, it did so in a very necessary and creative way.

Mech Cadet Yu #1

By: Greg Pak, Takeshi Miyazawa
Released: Aug 2, 2017

Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It's a great honor to be chosen, but this year...well, the wrong kid was picked.
Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel) team up for an ...

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Kitaru reviewed Elsewhere #1 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

Not much happens in this first issue, which can lead to problems with people deciding on whether or not to get it, but I think it has enough potential to warrant anyone to try it out.

Elsewhere #1

By: Jay Faerber, Sumeyye Kesgin
Released: Aug 2, 2017

COPPERHEAD WRITER JAY FAERBER TEAMS WITH RISING STAR SUMEYYE KESGIN TO UNVEIL ELSEWHERE: THE FANTASTIC STORY OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO AMELIA EARHART!
Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enem...

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Kitaru reviewed Batman #28 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

While the story has not been as great as I have wanted it to be, it still has some moments and potential that I think more than makes up for some of it's faults.

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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Kitaru reviewed New Gods Special #1 Aug 5, 2017
8.5

An interesting snapshot for anyone that is interested in the base characteristics of the New Gods.

New Gods Special #1

By: Shane Davis, Shane Davis
Released: Aug 2, 2017

In a feature length story, Orion and Lightray must come to the aid of Forager and his people, as Kalibak has established a brutal dictatorship over the Bug colony. In confronting his evil brother, Orion faces the darker side of his own nature. And, in a back-up story, master comics writer/artist Walter Simonson tells a tale of a young Orion and his...

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Kitaru reviewed Action Comics #984 Jul 29, 2017
8.5

While still enjoyable, these past few arcs have blended into one huge arc that is starting to wane my focus and interest. I like the Zod revelations, as well as the family team up, but I think this entire run has been a few issues too long.

Action Comics #984

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"REVENGE" part two! A battle of titanic proportions rages through Superman's arctic fortress as General Zod reveals his ultimate plan by accessing the Phantom Zone. Superman's family's lives hang in the balance as "Revenge" concludes.

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Kitaru reviewed Wonder Woman #27 Jul 29, 2017
8.0

Not a perfect issue, but I still do not feel this is as bad as some people are rating and describing it. It is a new Wonder Woman writer that is trying to stay true to the character while also bringing her interpretation to it. To me, while it has been simple, it has been a lighter and more fun read.

Wonder Woman #27

By: Shea Fontana, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"HEART OF THE AMAZON" part two! Someone close to Diana is behind the most recent attack on her and her friends... but what has this person learned about her powers that she never even knew herself?

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