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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 May 29, 2019
1.0

"Wait for the final issue" "You just don't get the story" "You are too stupid to understand it"
"Everyone loves HiC and those who don't are clickbaiters"
Well. Here we are. HiC is a collection of tropes coupled with some really nice (yet problematic) art. You can see that the artists, especially Mann - despite finding his portrayal of women problematic - loved working with this and put t more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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Æther - Jun 1, 2019

@Hi! I'm TP your PS at the end of the review still stands. It does not sound like you are saying "maybe" therapy will work for you. In essence you confuse me, since you contradict yourself. You're also putting words in my mouth when you say I said Therapy is useless, again this is not a black and white issue. To be honest I think Therapy works for the majority, putting me on the side of Therapy. Just because it didnt work for me doesnt mean it wont help you.

Æther - Jun 1, 2019

I would never tell someone not to go to Therapy. However I sure as hell won't tell em all thier problems would be solved either. Infact it was that sort of attitude that made Wally feel so isolated, cause it wasnt helping him... at the end of the day, the only person that can fix you... is you.

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RBL reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 May 29, 2019
1.0

To the people who said “wait for the final issue, you can’t judge an incomplete title”. We did and to no one’s surprise it did nothing to change how it’s perceived. This title is garbage, plain and simple. The worst “crisis” since Identity and wholly underserving of that moniker.

The real crisis was King’s writing. There is nothing this issue did to resolve the various more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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1.0

Seen people say that Heroes in Crisis is hated because they don't get the subtext -- you know, Wally dealing with loss and so on -- but if it really was about that, then we should have had a book that dealt with that. If that was really the case, why is that particular thing a small percentage of the story? Why is it a bad murder mystery that is not even resolved, but for a taped confession? >
In the end, we just get the heroes stopping Wally from killing himself, gets some hugs, and gets placed in JL jail... hooray *sarcasm*

It's so weird that King can do an excellent book on anxiety and mental illness in Mister Miracle, and completely screw the pooch on the same topic just months later. The highest of highs, the lowest of lows. more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

Hi! I'm TP rated Justice League Dark #10 Apr 24, 2019
8.0

Justice League Dark #10

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Wonder Woman and her team of mystical misfits are on their last legs against Doctor Fate and his Lords of Order. As the magical community surrounds them, the Justice League Dark searches the world over for their one chance at stopping Doctor Fate and the Otherkind and saving magic: Mordru, the Lord of Chaos!

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 24, 2019
1.0

Perhaps this story works for the team behind it. Perhaps this is a meaningful psychotherapy for the writer and artists. I can respect that and I understand it. I give this series a low score because it doesn't work for me and it has affected negatively some of my friends. Yes, it's "just comics" but as comics can affect you in a positive way, so they can in a negative way. There's not a lot to say more

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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gusresm - Apr 24, 2019

Nice review

Hi! I'm TP rated Justice League #19 Mar 28, 2019
10

Justice League #19

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 6, 2019

"The Sixth Dimension" part one! At last, the Justice League has the map to the Sixth Dimension in hand-and with it, they have the key to saving the Multiverse from utter destruction! But things aren't as simple as they seem, because they still need to get to the doorway-and to do that, they'll have to go through the only being in all of existence w...

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Hi! I'm TP rated Justice League #20 Mar 28, 2019
10

Justice League #20

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 20, 2019

"The Sixth Dimension" part two! The Leaguers come face to face with their future selves in the Sixth Dimension and explore the path that lies before them. Meanwhile, Superman is trapped on a world with no light and hundreds of dead Supermen! Can the Man of Steel escape before his powers completely disappear? To do that, he'll need to learn who capt...

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #7 Mar 27, 2019
1.0

It feels a bit like Tom King does not like HiC. Like he got bored/tired of it after #2. I don't want to spoil anything here but the dialogue is becoming even more inconsistent and there are huge gaps in characterization. Perhaps this is all an A.I simulation and the inconsistency are the glitches (but probably not since King was asked and this is not the case here).
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Heroes In Crisis #7

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is un...

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Talon1load - Mar 27, 2019

I was right there with you until you said King was a good writer. I’ve yet to see any evidence of that. But I agree that this series blows.

RBL - Mar 28, 2019

To be fair, the only improvement I’ve seen in the title was from Issue #1 (1/10) to Issue #2 which was an improvement. That said, anything is an improvement when the bar was set so low. It has remained mediocre since.

Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #6 Feb 27, 2019
1.0

Filler of a filler issue.
If #5 was a filler issue, #6 is a filler of the previous issues. Without spoiling (ha!) anything we get a few different perspectives on previous events but no plot. Somewhere down the line King forgot that both Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn have degrees and Harley is a physician psychiatrist and a psychologist and talk about mental health issues like they've first hear more

Heroes In Crisis #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Get a deeper look into the inner workings of Sanctuary. When heroes visited the facility, they relived their trauma through virtual reality, contending with the events that brought them there in the hope of reaching a meaningful resolution. That is, until the trauma took over and escalated these personal events into a full-blown crisis! Find out wh...

Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #5 Jan 30, 2019
1.0

Nicaragua In Crisis or how I learned to love CIA and forget about the crimes.

You should definitely buy this book if you like Clay Manns art which (despite the problems with the portrayal of women) is very, very good. This issue is a gallery of Mann's art but there's zero plot. A filler issue. The "twists" and "revelations" were leaked before Heroes In Crisis #1 was published. The dialo more

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

Hi! I'm TP rated The Incal #1 Jan 2, 2019
10

The Incal #1

By: Alexandro Jodorowski, Moebius

The Sci-Fi masterpiece by Moebius and Jodorowsky about the tribulations of the shabby detective John Difool as he searches for the precious and coveted Incal. John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called The Incal. Difool's adventures ...

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Hi! I'm TP rated The Incal #10 Jan 2, 2019
10

The Incal #10

By: Alexandro Jodorowsky, Zoran Janjetov

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #4 Jan 2, 2019
1.0

Sexualization of trauma, objectification of women's body in contrast with the treatment of male characters, decompression with literally empty, copy pasted panels and heroes worrying more about their egos rather than a slaughter in their own safe space.

I know that there is a fetish thing with the Killing Joke but Heroes in Crisis goes a step further with this idea. Good art is not enou more

Heroes In Crisis #4

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 2, 2019

Wonder Woman versus...Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back's against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate...

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Æther - Jan 3, 2019

It's a short mystery Crisis story... in league with something like Identity Crisis, but much better so far. This story has far more personality, while balancing its dramatic themes well and clearly with imposing force. But, if you hate the characterizations I guess there would be no saving this one for you. I just think writers should have a chance to work with characters that are more malleable, and not bound by other interpretations in such a rigid way.

Darkseid24 - Jan 3, 2019

In my opinion Identity Crisis is a far better story than HiC. Identity Crisis qquestioned the heroes methods, but there is no real plot in HiC yet apart from deaths for shock value.

Hi! I'm TP rated Cognetic #1 Nov 30, 2018
8.0

Cognetic #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
Released: Oct 14, 2015

Every human believes that they are self-reliant, self-determined individuals, each set on their own course. They've built civilizations, they've built culture, they've built lives... But what if that isn't the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorro...

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Hi! I'm TP rated Cognetic #2 Nov 30, 2018
8.0

Cognetic #2

By: James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
Released: Nov 18, 2015

Amie is back to square one and starts amassing a crew of FBI agents to take out Blue.

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Hi! I'm TP rated Cognetic #3 Nov 30, 2018
8.0

Cognetic #3

By: James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
Released: Dec 16, 2015

Synopsis: Final issue! Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Hi! I'm TP rated Memetic #1 Nov 30, 2018
10

Memetic #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
Released: Oct 22, 2014

A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme's success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme t...

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Hi! I'm TP rated Memetic #2 Nov 30, 2018
10

Memetic #2

By: James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
Released: Nov 26, 2014

The apocalypse continues in the second installment of the oversized, 48MEMETIC. In Day Two of this crisis, Aaron tries to escape his college campus overrun with Screamers, while Marcus and his Pentagon team attempt to track down the source of the meme and eliminate it before time runs out.

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Hi! I'm TP rated Memetic #3 Nov 30, 2018
10

Memetic #3

By: James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
Released: Dec 24, 2014

Day Three is finally upon us. As Marcus's dwindling team makes its final lastassault on the compound of the supposed creator of the meme, Aaron comes to grips with his shocking loss and the impending apocalypse.

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #3 Nov 30, 2018
1.0

Good art alone is not enough. It needs a compelling story too. The main problem with HiC is that it uses decompression not as a narrative tool but as a way to fill in the emptiness of the story and characterizations. It's not badly written, it's incomplete. And this is not a case of "fill in the blanks". Yes probably most of the deaths won't stick and this has something to do with VR and unreliabl more

Heroes In Crisis #3

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Tragedies deepen as more secrets behind the "superhero hospital" called Sanctuary are revealed! What compelled Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to create it in the first place? How was it built? And if the hospital truly is alive via A.I., who - or what - is the brain of "Sanctuary?" Another layer peeled back in the biggest mystery woven through t...

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
1.0

This book has nothing to do with mental health. The plot is zero and makes no sense. If Harley's plot was to get caught then why visit Penguin and not just stay in Sanctuary?
As for Poison Ivy's death. If you think that one less queer woman in comics is a good thing, then I understand why you'll like this. As a queer woman I can't support this.
Actual dialogue from the book:
Superma more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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Darkseid24 - Oct 31, 2018

I don’t believe Ivy is dead yet, but being queer isn’t the reason, why she shouldn’t die. It’s because she is a popular character& deserves better. Harley& Joker were way more fun together. It’s Harleys own fault, that she followed Joker. She enjoyed killing people, Joker didn’t force her to do that. Since he broke up with him, she turned into an annoying& ridiculously overpowered character, while Ivy became lame. Nowadays both are portrayed as hypocrites.

Walt's Comics & Books - Oct 31, 2018

Pretty good analysis there, Nihilist. I'm just happy I dropped this. If those dialogues really happened on the page, then... Tom Kind should go back to smaller books. He's so much better at writing them than the big guns.

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KFuqua reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
2.0

Tom King continues to prove that he should not be allowed to write comics for DC.

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
2.0

Clay Manns art is the winner here. It's the strongest point of the book. The plot unfortunately has nothing to do with mental health. It's a bloody and gory book that feels lioe a mix of ideas that don't sit well together. There's a high body count so parents should read it before giving it to kids. I'm sorry for the fans of the characters slaughtered. My questions remain unanswered about a lot of more

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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RBL - Oct 12, 2018

The art is the only thing worth a damn about this book. For the hype it built up it delivered on none of it and honestly was shockingly subpar.

Hi! I'm TP reviewed Damage #4 Apr 18, 2018
1.0

DC writers should do some basic research before writing the story. Poison Ivy is so inconsistently written in this that it feels like the writer is attacking any other interpretation of the character the past ten years in order to brig an edgy early 90's feel to the book. I'm disappointed because I know that mr Venditti can do better than that. Perhaps there is a big twist coming later in the arc more

Damage #4

By: Robert Venditti, Cary Nord
Released: Apr 18, 2018

Poison Ivy attacks a group of fieldworkers, forcing Ethan to choose between transforming into Damage and saving them-or protecting his own sanity! And will Colonel Jonas and her squad capture him before he discovers the truth about what he really is?

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Batman #42 Mar 8, 2018
5.0

Mikel Janin's incredible art that creates an incredible tension of isolation cannot redeem this story. I'm sad to give this such a low rating because I really wanted and tried to like this story but it doesn't work for me.
King erases pretty much everything other writers did with Poison Ivy the last decades (even stories that happened less than one month ago) just to fix/explain an earlier e more

Batman #42

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Mar 7, 2018

"Everyone Loves Ivy" part two! Poison Ivy has taken control of every man, woman and child on the planet, and only Batman and Catwoman have escaped her influence. But will the pair of them be enough to nip this in the bud?

10

A great starting point both for old and new Birds of Prey fans. An exciting, fun story with a huge cast of characters.
10/10

Full review can be found at https://wearepoisonivyleague.tumblr.com/post/166286396236/batgirl-and-the-birds-of-prey-15-review

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15

By: Julie Benson, Roge Antonia
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"MANSLAUGHTER" part one! It's flu season in Gotham City, but something odd is happening...only the men are getting sick, including those closest to the Birds of Prey! With Commissioner Gordon on his deathbed and Batman fighting a foe even he can't beat, only the Birds of Prey have the strength to stand up to what's happening and keep the city from ...

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Hi! I'm TP rated Suicide Squad #26 Sep 27, 2017
1.0

Suicide Squad #26

By: Rob Williams, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

A DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! "GOTHAM RESISTANCE" part three! With realms dominated by twisted visions of Firefly, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Scarecrow and Bane stretched out as far as the eye can see, the chances of saving Gotham City from the incursion of the Dark Multiverse are next to impossible. Which sounds like a job for the SUICIDE SQUAD! Harley ...

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Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14

By: Julie Benson, Marcio Takara
Released: Sep 13, 2017

"Field Trip!" Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day...unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?

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10

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #13

By: Julie Benson, Roge Antonia
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"SOURCE CODE" finale! Oracle's past entanglements with Gotham City's underworld have gotten the Birds in deep trouble as Calculator, Catwoman and Poison Ivy all pull the team into their own dark agendas! Even if they can get themselves out of this mess, the question remains: Does Oracle really belong with the Birds of Prey, or is he a criminal at h...

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10

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Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #12

By: Julie Benson, Roge Antonia
Released: Jul 12, 2017

"SOURCE CODE" part two! Oracle crossed half the criminal underworld in his early years - and now, he's caused a black cat to cross the Birds of Prey's path! Catwoman's been waiting for a chance to get her claws on this guy for a while... but at this point, do the Birds even want to stand in her way?

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