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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Man #8 Apr 15, 2021
3.0

I can't say I really liked any of this, except the art which wasnt even CAFU but, a pretty good stand in. I always try to be positive with my reviews and I honestly dont give low scores too often but this was a dud. If this arc doesnt have a decent ending I'm off this series.

Iron Man #8

By: Christopher Cantwell, Angel Unzueta
Released: Apr 14, 2021

Tony Stark has vanished in the middle of outer space, and his friends are moments away from death at Korvac's hands. It's up to a shell-shocked Hellcat to dig deep into her mind with the help of old friend and psychic mentor Moondragon, who reaches across the universe to help Patsy reclaim the once-powerful mental abilities she left behind. But to ...

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sean.walsh747 reviewed Justice League #60 Apr 20, 2021
5.0

Bendis' dialogue in this issue is some of the worst I've seen from him since he's come to DC. We get a whole issue of exposition telling us what we already know from the Naomi series, as well as several pages of Superman telling his teammates that Black Adam is a hero now and they should trust him even though they have no reason to. The art is great though!

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Justice League #60

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Xermanico
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl join forces with Black Adam to fight an all-new world conqueror! But how do they stop the unstoppable power known as Brutus? Enter new mega-power sensation Naomi, who comes face to face with the League and brings along Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons for a blockbuster battle for the ...

Mark added Geiger to their pull list Apr 7, 2021

Geiger

Industry heavyweights GEOFF JOHNS (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and GARY FRANK (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC's DOOMSDAY CLOCK reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming GEIGER. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Com...

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Mark added Green Lantern (2021) to their pull list Apr 6, 2021

Green Lantern (2021)

As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be on...

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Mark added Beta Ray Bill (2021) to their pull list Mar 31, 2021

Beta Ray Bill (2021)

FROM THE PAGES OF DONNY CATES' THOR AND SPINNING OUT OF THE EVENTS OF KING IN BLACK!
The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir. The right-hand man to the god of Thunder. And now, a warrior without his best weapon. Beta Ray Bill is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor - and with Bill's famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new...

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Mark added Batman/Superman (2019) to their pull list Mar 23, 2021

Batman/Superman (2019)

Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey...

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Mark added Action Comics (2016) to their pull list Mar 23, 2021

Action Comics (2016)

PATH TO DOOM Chapter One
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrows newest protector: Lex Luthor. But its not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected the new Clark Kent! DONT MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue! NOW SHIPPING TWICE MONTHLY!

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Mark added Thor (2020) to their pull list Mar 17, 2021

Thor (2020)

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm w...

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Mark added Superman Red & Blue (2021) to their pull list Mar 16, 2021

Superman Red & Blue (2021)

This new series presents fresh new visions of the Man of Steel in his two signature colors of red and blue! Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird...it’s not a plane...it’s Superman.
To start things off, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John ...

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Stormwrath reviewed Justice League #59 Mar 16, 2021
1.0

Justice League (Bendis): The art is great, but Bendis' scripts are rough, such a forced and week story (1/10)

JL Dark (Ram V): Great and interesting plot, good dialogues and the art is also amazing (8/10)

Justice League #59

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Xermanico
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with artist David Marquez (Miles Morales, Iron Man, Batman/Superman) for a new, star-studded Justice League featuring Superman, Batman, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Hippolyta, new DC powerhouse Naomi, and...is that Black Adam?! Superman is leading the charge to reinvent the Justice League-and at the same time, ...

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Merlyn reviewed Justice League #59 Mar 16, 2021
1.5

Cringe, or in other words, classic Bendis by now.

Justice League #59

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Xermanico
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with artist David Marquez (Miles Morales, Iron Man, Batman/Superman) for a new, star-studded Justice League featuring Superman, Batman, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Hippolyta, new DC powerhouse Naomi, and...is that Black Adam?! Superman is leading the charge to reinvent the Justice League-and at the same time, ...

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Mingthemerciless - Mar 19, 2021

Are DCs money woes worth keeping Bendis on the roster? His run in Superman was a dud. Jon Kent as a teenager isn't working. His villains were throw away. Now hes using JL to push his own property the ninth starter Naomi. Is DC editorial on extended leave?

Mingthemerciless - Mar 19, 2021

Tupo: nonstarter Naomi

Mark added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Mar 10, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man (2018)

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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Mark added Wonder Woman (2016) to their pull list Mar 9, 2021

Wonder Woman (2016)

"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims art...

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Mark added Superman (2018) to their pull list Mar 9, 2021

Superman (2018)

A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes... with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the c...

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5.0

So... the new direction for Wonder Woman is to make her a Sif expy?

Wonder Woman #770

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Mar 10, 2021

What. Is. Happening?! Wonder Woman just woke up in the middle of battle, with rampaging hordes of mythological beasts bearing down on her! Not even the Princess of the Amazons can survive such an assault, but that’s okay-it’s just another day in Valhalla! The warriors here spend their days fighting and their nights drinking-and if they die in c...

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allenquanobi reviewed Superman #29 Mar 9, 2021
8.5

Huge breath of fresh air. This issue felt a lot more like the action and events took the story forward rather than just the classic Bendis decompression. It feels like big events are happening. The premise is not unique, but I like the twist that Jon seems like the focal emotional point here. As others have stated, even if it does go through with its premise, it is very likely to be temporary more

Superman #29

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson jumps from DC Future State back to the present for a two-part story that spans Superman and Action Comics this month!
In “The Golden Age,” Jonathan Kent steps back to examine his father’s legacy. When a monstrous foe from outer space attacks Clark-and nearly kills him!-this young hero must consider the ...

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dante007 reviewed Superman #29 Mar 9, 2021
9.0

Not very fond of the art, but PKJ really writes a touching story, which makes me heartbroken.

Superman #29

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson jumps from DC Future State back to the present for a two-part story that spans Superman and Action Comics this month!
In “The Golden Age,” Jonathan Kent steps back to examine his father’s legacy. When a monstrous foe from outer space attacks Clark-and nearly kills him!-this young hero must consider the ...

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6.0

Nowhere near as good as DC Rebirth. Also, as someone else said, with Future State being so goddamn bleak, you can't help but to see this and think "whelp, we're gonna go downhill from here"

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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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
6.0

I vomited after seeing the last page.

I'm excited for John's Stargirl, Ram V Swamp Thing, Suicide Squad, and Williamson Robin. I might check out PKJ Superman and the new Wally Flash series (but Brandon Petersen's art is absolutely horrendous).

Regardless, I new the Quintessence was going to get offed because of the leaks that came out a while ago and it really blows that high more

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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Nightmare of Solomon - Mar 3, 2021

Maybe they should have hired someone from Brasil to write about a Brasilian character -- instead Joelle admits she'll write Yara as if she grew up in Idaho, trying to discover her Brasilian identity, because Joelle herself is from Idaho.

Weird Science Jim - Mar 4, 2021

She created the character, though, so we are stuck with her

Mark added Infinite Frontier (2021) to their pull list Mar 2, 2021

Infinite Frontier (2021)

Director Bones opens up his classified records to give us all new stories about the players in INFINITE FRONTIER. First up, President Superman from Earth 23, asking the question: can the hero who has time for everyone ever find time for himself?

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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.

Mark liked this:
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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Mark liked this:
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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