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Mark added Infinite Frontier (2021) to their pull list Mar 2, 2021
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Psycamorean reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
7.0

There are good and bad glimpses of stories here. I'm not looking forward to Bendis' JL, Becky Cloonan's Wonder Woman, Tim Sheridan's Teen Titans, Geoffrey Thorne's Green Lantern or Geoff Johns' Stargirl. The rest though, I'm optimistic about for now. This read much more like a previews magazine than like another DC Universe: Rebirth. But it wasn't too bad.

Infinite Frontier #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 3, 2021

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never exp...

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8.5

With this Future State -nonsense DC has been releasing these past months, this book is currently the only one I'm really invested in. While I really liked this one, I'm a bit annoyed hopw miss-leading the cover is. As a huge Red Hood fan, it's a bit disappointing to see Jason here when they aren't really doing anything with him. That seems to change in the next issue.

And the biggest an more

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #5

By: Katana Collins, Matteo Scalera
Released: Feb 24, 2021

The Producer’s scheme is in motion, and the GTO is on high alert as Gotham’s hope of a peaceful new horizon begins to collapse. Rattled and recovering from a close encounter with Starlet, Harley examines whether her complicated past with villainy is a burden or a boon to her new identity. She weighs two final options: break all ties and retire ...

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3.5

Dark Detective "Finale" (eye roll) Issue #2 (I mean #4) ends with a bang, but no real conclusion (of course), after stretching out 2 issues worth of story into 4 issues at $6 each. Was it worth $24? DC and writer Mariko Tamaki thinks so. And we have gotten interesting art from Dan Mora and great coloring from Jordie Bellaire. The lettering is intended to be "futuristic," and Aditya Bidikar contin more

Future State: Dark Detective #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will d...

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Onomatopoeia - Feb 24, 2021

"When the key is the art and coloring, you are losing your reader." Fantastic statement.

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3.5

You know what annoys me? The fact that Tamaki wasted the entirety of issue #1 of this series, leaving us with only 3 to tell a story that clearly needed more time to unravel and offer us a satisfying conclusion. Funnily enough every Dark Detective comic dragged at times and featured overwhelming amount of stagnant filler. Even this one, which makes its ending even worse than it actually is, becaus more

Future State: Dark Detective #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will d...

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Nihilist - Feb 24, 2021

Not mentioning DC seems not to have a clue what to do with her, no matter where she shows up. The only thing they do with her is give or take away one of her eyes, sigh. Even Priest kinda lost the plot in his Deathstroke run, turning her into a schizophrenic ancient witch or some shit.

Onomatopoeia - Feb 24, 2021

I honestly enjoyed her years ago in Terror Titans. A leadership role within a group of c list villians somehow gave her a chance to shine.

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6.0

This whole event starts without a solid story, with a chronological disorder, a lot of bad new characters with the exception of Yara and terrible unfinished endings. Which brings us to the story of Bruce THE REAL BATMAN.
The idea was really good, a Bruce without fortune, struggling to survive, a Batman in the dark doing the impossible to end a fascist government and Dark Detective started ve more

Future State: Dark Detective #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will d...

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MainManDan reviewed Iron Man #6 Feb 17, 2021
6.0

I've had a issue with Tony's characterisation this run and this issue highlighted it.

Hellcat's well written which is to be expected since she's Cantwell's fav, but I don't know why Tony comes out looking the worst in his own title.

Iron Man #6

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Feb 17, 2021

BOOKS OF KORVAC: BOOK TWO BEGINS!
After receiving a near-fatal injury from Korvac, Iron Man lands in emergency triage with his life on the line. Halcyon and Misty Knight work quickly to lock Tony in his armor and stanch his injuries...but now he can't take it off or else he'll die. With pieces of metal literally holding his body together, Tony ...

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3.0

Honestly this fell like a block of concrete from a tenth floor. The encounter between the Batmen was completely bland, with a Covid pandemic-like stay-at-home tip that made me laugh at the ridiculous comment between the two. It all felt so stagnant and a Bruce not being Bruce.
Then we have Lucius' situation where he decides in a very macabre game to betray Grifter and Huntress is the only thi more

Future State: Dark Detective #3

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Feb 10, 2021

In this issue, Bruce Wayne meets the next Batman! As the dark detective makes his move to put an end to the villainous Magistrate once and for all, the man who once wore the cowl encounters the next Batman-and these two have some questions for each other! Fists will fly as this explosive meeting erupts in the skies over Gotham...but with the clock...

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10

Can't wait to read what's next for Superman, Mister Miracle and Midnighter!

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #2

By: Jeremy Adams, Valentine De Landro
Released: Feb 17, 2021

Meet the rising champion of the gladiatorial pits of Warworld: Superman! The Man of Steel is still down in the pits duking it out with Mongul’s hordes and working his way up to the big boss himself. But since it’s Superman, there has to be more to this than a simple determination to win the title belt, right? Yes, because he’s also got Midnig...

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Emma reviewed Future State: The Next Batman #4 Feb 16, 2021
2.0

I don't like the substitution of the batfamily for this batman, a completely corrupt Lucios and they insist on this man. In the end the sales will speak.
The backup story was the only thing I liked to read.

Future State: The Next Batman #4

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Feb 17, 2021

The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the...guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city.
In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person lo...

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Afre reviewed Batman/Catwoman #3 Feb 16, 2021
2.0

It's really hard to enjoy this. I usually enjoy Mann's art very much but I see he was once again horny when making this art. Happens to the best of us and I would let it slide if that was my only problem with this issue.

But it's hard to say anything good about this. I really don't get what the narrative is that King is trying to write. We have, what, 3 stories going on and I honestly c more

Batman/Catwoman #3

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s been The Joker all along, you see.
Selina Kyle knows this. Early in her career as Catwoman, he was there to mess things up for her. Same with later, when she and Batman were finally getting together...for the third time, but still. That time stuck. No thanks to The Joker. Or to Phantasm, who now has her sights set on Catwoman because...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman/Catwoman #3 Feb 16, 2021
2.0

I try to be as open minded as possible, and even, or especially when I encounter something I don't like, I try to give it a fair chance, and understand why I don't like it if I still don't like it after giving it said chance. It was the case with post I Am Bane Batman series by Tom King, which I grew to dislike only more and more with every passing issue. Enter Batman/Catwoman, which made, to say more

Batman/Catwoman #3

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s been The Joker all along, you see.
Selina Kyle knows this. Early in her career as Catwoman, he was there to mess things up for her. Same with later, when she and Batman were finally getting together...for the third time, but still. That time stuck. No thanks to The Joker. Or to Phantasm, who now has her sights set on Catwoman because...

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Nihilist - Feb 17, 2021

No offense taken.

Batman Jones - Feb 17, 2021

That’s big of you, sincerely. Thanks for your understanding.

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1.5

Aaand eventually the story goes into classic Tamaki territory with cringy dialogue, super boring exposition and huge plotholes. It was a matter of time, as always when it comes to her. Rosenberg's story is not good either.

Future State: Dark Detective #3

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Feb 10, 2021

In this issue, Bruce Wayne meets the next Batman! As the dark detective makes his move to put an end to the villainous Magistrate once and for all, the man who once wore the cowl encounters the next Batman-and these two have some questions for each other! Fists will fly as this explosive meeting erupts in the skies over Gotham...but with the clock...

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Mingthemerciless - Feb 10, 2021

Yeah I was hoping Tamaki would lift Batman when she takes over Detective but the standard dropped with each issue. My bet is editorial demanded Tim Fauxbatman brought into proximity to Bruce Wayne for the inevitable "you have my blessing" from him. Again that's not good story telling its forced and inorganic.

Merlyn - Feb 10, 2021

Yeah, that interaction was clearly forced and the way Bruce accepted that there has to be another Batman without his approval it was completely out of character. A control freak like Bruce would not be like "yeah cool, this dude that I know nothing about will follow in my footsteps, sure, why not".

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5.0

very decompressed.
no actual information is given.
there's no stakes to invest in.
nice art though.

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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4.0

I didn't like this one. The first story is messy and suffers from the same problems as Superman of Metropolis from last week. It's too much. The second story is better, but ultimately doesn't tell a story we've never seen before with Jessica Cruz. It's very safe. The third story had potential, but ultimately wasted it.

Future State: Green Lantern #1

By: Ernie Altbacker, Sami Basri
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Assigned to map and contact new lifeforms past the 3,600 known sectors of space protected by the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart and an elite team of Lanterns are trapped behind enemy lines and fighting for their lives when the Central Power Battery goes dark and leaves the entire corps defenseless. Meanwhile, across the cosmos, Green Lantern Jes...

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MainManDan reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #56 Jan 6, 2021
5.5

Tired of the cock teases Nick Spencer. Just tired

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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6.5

Who the hell are these critics on this site that give 90% of everything they read 10 stars? Everything can't be a 10. Its hard to take the critic reviews on here seriously sometimes. But this was a solid comic and series. Definitely not a 10 but was worth the read. But I am so glad this event is finally over. These huge events that span for months and have multiple tie ins and effect every storyli more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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Star Wars: The High Republic #1

By: Cavan Scott, Ario Anindito
Released: Jan 6, 2021

BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA! THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!
A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS face...

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6.0

I was really, really afraid this comic will end up being just a reskin of what was before it already, and what was, to put it simply, pure unadulterated trash. And while it suffers from a lot of problems and some questionable design choices, it is not a waste of time. No. For once Harley uses her psychiatric skills instead of being just a dumb Mary Sue with annoying accent. She looks different fro more

Future State: Harley Quinn #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Simone Di Meo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

In a bold move that rocks Gotham City, the Magistrate has imprisoned Harley Quinn! The villain once known as the Scarecrow, now a pawn of the Magistrate, taps into Harley’s knowledge of Gotham’s villains and the Black Mask Gang for his own dark purposes. Crane and his bosses think they have Harley Quinn defeated and her spirit broken, but they ...

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Nihilist reviewed Future State: The Flash #1 Jan 5, 2021
2.5

One of the main reasons DCEU is so loathed and ridiculed is not that it just goes against the source material and tries to change it completely, mold it into something that its directors would personally like, but because it never improves. Its directors don't learn their lessons and are allowed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again with no consequences other than box office failures and more

Future State: The Flash #1

By: Brandon Vietti, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Jan 6, 2021

With no powers, no backup and no other choice, Barry Allen and the other former Flashes face the deadliest threat they’ve ever encountered-Wally West. Possessed by an evil force trapped for thousands of years inside the Speed Force, Barry turns to his greatest foes’ weapons to save the young man he loves like a son. In the end, how much will Ba...

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fenixalasnegras - Jan 12, 2021

Personally I liked it, maybe because it is the first issue I read, however I give you the reason for DC's attitude about the characters, he always wants quick money and forgets quality.

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10

For me that was a great last issue to be honest. I know that there is a huge amount of hate going on toward Death Metal, and I understand where it's coming from, but i think that there are a lot of great qualities, that gets overlooked when we talk about death metal. Ofc art is subjective, but sometimes you have to look at some art deeper to understand it, as most of you probably know.And ofc eve more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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7.5

Uhhhhh, alright

Dark Nights: Death Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 16, 2020

The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.

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Afre reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 Dec 15, 2020
6.0

It is... fine I suppose? I really like Capullo's art and I really didn't hate anything. Maybe I just don't care anymore. Or maybe because there isn't so much mumbo jumbo in here that makes me question everything. There is some, but not too much.

And BWL starts to act like himself. A bit. I finally see the Joker and Bruce in him. It doesn't make me care about him or anything, but it's ni more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 16, 2020

The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #39 Dec 9, 2020
4.0

I don't usually give low grades but I just didn't enjoy this. I haven't enjoyed any of the 1million BC issues, but this was a chore to get through. Comics shouldn't have me wanting to skip bad dialogue and feel like the entire premise is stupid (keep in mind that comics often have wild subject matter and that is awesome!).

And did the comic actually suggest people have been killing veg more

Avengers #39

By: Jason Aaron, Dale Keown
Released: Dec 9, 2020

ENTER THE PHOENIX PROLOGUE!
In the harsh, primordial world of One Million B.C.E., early humans who are different are left in the Burnt Place to die. But one young girl whose only crime was being born with red hair finds something else entirely in the place of bones and ash - something that will change human history forever.
Rated T+

Mark liked this:
8.5

It is much easier to read these ones I am familiar with. The twist here is very interesting and the execution is very well done. I like how Thawne was written and the ending of this all is a surprising one. Like Hush it is good and it is nice to see good issues of these Tales.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1

By: Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 9, 2020

Spinning out of the events of a world where a single choice by the Flash affected the entire DC Universe, find out what would have happened if Barry Allen had not put things right. In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare...

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4.5

I feel like this issue really expected me to have read the original story, but I didn't. The whole thing feels so crammed, and I usually like Ariel Olivetti's art, but the layouts and perspectives here were very off at times. I don't know why, but this all feels like a rush job.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #1

By: Vita Ayala, Ariel Olivetti
Released: Dec 2, 2020

The realms of the gods have been turned upside down and inside out, on the verge of engulfing Earth and its people. Only one hero stands to defend it: Wonder Woman! But that is another world and another story. Behold the mirror image of this tale taking place in the Dark Multiverse, with a Wonder Woman who is ready to destroy it all! Cursed by the ...

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Psycamorean reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 1, 2020
4.0

Uhhh, this was something! I really didn't think much of it. I found that the constant switching of the timelines was more annoying than interesting. Not a ton happens in this issue, even still. I know it's only issue one, but there's no hook here for me. Maybe if I had seen Mask of the Phantasm, I'd be more interested in what's happening in the present timeline? I don't know. The only part of this more

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

Mark liked this:
7.5

Better than the last issues.

I think that the problem with DC is that their Universe was never like Marvel. There is a lot of stuff and characters that changed too drastically over the years and it´s just impossible to imply that everything can be canon, because there would be a lot of nonsense.

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Nov 18, 2020

The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

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8.0

Better than I thought. Better than last 2 issues and all the side ones.

However, the Bat Castle really sucks. What an idiot design.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Nov 18, 2020

The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

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Bat-ears99 reviewed Batman #103 Nov 17, 2020
3.5

Maybe later I will have enough willingness and energy in me to write a detailed and polished review. For now, let me just say this:

I'm SO sick of Harley Quinn in Batman run.

Batman #103

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Batman and Ghost-Maker go toe-to-toe to decide which of them will remain Gotham City’s hero. The city is changing faster than ever in the aftermath of “The Joker War,” and with this change comes increasing dangers as Gotham’s citizens demand that Punchline be released from prison! Plus, Harley Quinn faces certain death at the hands of Clown...

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