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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Aquaman #44 Jul 17, 2019
8.5

It feels like a few links are missing from the story coming out of last issue, but otherwise a still intriguing story. I love it that Aquaman can be the focus for this type of fantasy story. Robson Rocha art is beautiful again this issue, but I realize the difference maker is that he's got an inker - Daniel Henriques. Too many artists today have to do it all, and their line work suffers for it. Th more

Aquaman #44

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 23, 2019

Aquaman no more! Still reeling from the stunning events of last issue, the onetime Sea King becomes obsessed with finding the mysterious redheaded woman from his vision. But where to even start? Don't worry, Arthur: that mysterious redhead is looking for you, too, as Mera begins the hunt for her missing mate. Amnesiac Atlanteans, redheaded mermaids...

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Aquaman #43 Jul 16, 2019
9.0

Story arc is off to a quick start with some interesting premises. It promises to be an opportunity to remind readers of who Aquaman is as he rediscovers his own life. The art though is drop dead gorgeous! Rocha has really outdone himself this issue. The layouts are cinematic and easy on the eyes, the characters are well formed, and the Cho coloring jumps off the page.

Aquaman #43

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Dec 19, 2018

The tides turn for the Sea King with a new creative team! Star scribe Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly) and red-hot artist Robson Rocha (TEEN TITANS, SUPERGIRL) take the rudder to steer Aquaman into uncharted waters. In the wake of "Drowned Earth," an amnesiac Arthur washes ashore on a remote island, and ends up being cared for by...

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Batman: Universe #1 Jul 10, 2019
8.0

It ended a bit abruptly it felt like, but I really dig the tone that skirts along campy and serious, as well as Nick Derington's fantastic art.

Batman: Universe #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Following the theft of a priceless Fabergé egg, the Riddler leads the Dark Knight on a wild hunt after its true owner: Jinny Hex, descendant of Jonah Hex! Guest-starring Deathstroke, Green Arrow and dozens of Riddler look-alikes in stories by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington, originally ...

8.0

A great entry point to the character, setting, and rogues gallery for Batman. The extra long format allowed for more of the story to be collected and established in one issue. Great Nick Derrington art is consistent throughout, but a character or two looked funny in the face. It's just his style. Downside is this is a 5 dollar comic, which will never attract a new reader for Batman. It's a dumbed more

Batman: Universe #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Following the theft of a priceless Fabergé egg, the Riddler leads the Dark Knight on a wild hunt after its true owner: Jinny Hex, descendant of Jonah Hex! Guest-starring Deathstroke, Green Arrow and dozens of Riddler look-alikes in stories by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington, originally ...

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Superheroes for Hire added Batman: Universe to their pull list Jul 16, 2019

Batman: Universe

Available to comics shops for the first time! Following the theft of a priceless Fabergé egg, the Riddler leads the Dark Knight on a wild hunt after its true owner: Jinny Hex, descendant of Jonah Hex! Guest-starring Deathstroke, Green Arrow and dozens of Riddler look-alikes in stories by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Nick Derington, originally ...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #73 Jun 19, 2019
4.0

Whatever. I don't care. I feel like all of Thomas Wayne's plan up to this point was pointless. Why go through with any of Bane's plan if your entire plan, in the end, was to revive your wife and bring your family back together? It's not as though his connection with Bane is going to help any with Al Ghul, otherwise why are they being attacked in the desert by his guard? Maybe teaming up with someo more

Batman #73

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 19, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" part four! Batman has been defeated by Bane's minions and chased out of Gotham. As a last-ditch effort to save his son from the lonely fate of being Batman, his father from another universe, Thomas Wayne, a.k.a. the Flashpoint Batman, is taking Bruce to the far ends of the Earth to try to give him the one thing that will c...

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myconius - Jun 21, 2019

i'm definitely in agreement with Darkseid24 here. Batman is DC's biggest cash cow, and they handed it to someone that doesn't understand or respect the character or his mythology. he's too busy breaking the character down, to the point of not being recognizable anymore. and he never shows the slightest inkling that he'll ever build him back up. Batman is supposed to be the ideal. the peak of human performance both physically and mentally. but NOT Tom King's Batman. his Batman is pathetic.

Darkseid24 - Jun 22, 2019

Agreed. And it seems most of modern writers have no respect for the characters.

YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #72 Jun 5, 2019
2.0

This issue is supposed to explain Bane's plan, right? It doesn't. It just tells the reader what he did up to the wedding. Which is new information, technically, but all it does is tie events together by just saying "Bane Dun Did It". This plan makes sense if Bane is omniscient. There's understanding your enemy and there's... this. It's too absurd. This is the same trap Heroes in Crisis fell into. more

Batman #72

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 5, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" part three! Is this the end of Gotham City? Bane's army of villains is taking over the city, and Batman's back is against the wall. With all the things Bane has done to him over the last year-from breaking up his wedding to trying to assassinate Nightwing, and then invading Batman's mind to expose his most terrible fears-c...

bucswin611 reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 May 30, 2019
9.5

This issue is an absolute feat - it deals with continuity without getting too self-referential/self-absorbed. Johns' conceptualization of the DCU is brilliant. I like everyone else have a comment about the delays - this makes the books that HAVE to come out biweekly/monthly more impressive, because a lot of work goes into that schedule, regardless of ultimate quality. AND it makes Watchmen seem ev more

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

MiGi reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 May 29, 2019
10

It's the best comicbook issue i read in a while..

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

10

We are witnessing something very special

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

Another Nerd reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 May 29, 2019
9.5

There's a panel paying homage to the cover of new 52 Action #5. Damn, that put a smile on my face. Doomsday Clock gets wonderfly meta this issue.

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

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MyNameIsNotJohn - May 29, 2019

“It begins...AGAIN!!”

Nihilist reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 May 29, 2019
9.0

There's a lot to comprehend here, and as much as I loved this comic, I feel like I should start with an honest warning - it's dense and in order to fully understand it, you should know a thing or two about DC Comics. Not that a comic newbie wouldn't be able to read and enjoy it, but it really helps if you've read Watchmen (if not, what are you doing with your life?!), heard of JSA before, or are f more

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

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Danny reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 May 28, 2019
10

Spoiler-Free Review

Wally West said--in the DC Rebirth one-shot special--that "there's going to be a war between hope and despair. Love and apathy. Faith and disbelief." The last three issues of Doomsday Clock, I think, are going touch on that war, that conversation (finally). After the epic battle that took place in Doomsday Clock #9, it seems fitting now to tackle the very essence of more

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

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Superheroes for Hire - May 30, 2019

I seriously was worried when Doomsday Clock was announced that we were going to get a Watchmen vs Justice League fight. But then Geoff Johns promised that we were instead going to get a philosophical war of words between Manhattan and Superman. This issue set the field for that confrontation.

Darkseid24 reviewed Doomsday Clock #10 May 29, 2019
9.5

Definitely worth the long wait. In this issue Dr. Manhatten‘s motivations& how he changed the DC universe finally gets fully explained& it makes a lot of sense for his character. Johns does a great job writing his character (I don’t understand why he doesn’t always with other characters. If Johns respected all characters like he did with Watchmen characters he would be a top writer) & there more

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

10

Everything I wanted from this series. I love that last page!

Doomsday Clock #10

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 29, 2019

This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.

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

the last issue is the wosrt issue
heh
the number of fillers, the 9 panels pages, is insane and unnecessary, not to mention that everything on these pages is either silly or simply wrong or meaningless

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...

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...

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...

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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.

Superheroes for Hire dropped New Superman from their pull list May 24, 2019

New Superman

"MADE IN CHINA" Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan-t...

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Black Hammer from their pull list May 24, 2019

Black Hammer

  A new story from the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Descender), amazingly realized by Dean Ormston (The Sandman) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy)!
Once they were heroes, but that age has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City-Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly...

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Zero Jumper from their pull list May 24, 2019

Zero Jumper

An ancient power source that can manipulate space and time is buried deep on a barren world and Juno, the last human, must embark on a dangerous journey to find it. Her mission is simple: go back in time and save humanity from extinction. The cost? Her life.

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Suicide Squad (2016) from their pull list May 24, 2019

Suicide Squad (2016)

"The Black Vault" part one! When a mysterious and definitely super-important cosmic item falls out of the heavens and into enemy hands, America has only one option: Task Force X, Amanda Waller's strike team of incarcerated super-criminals. A one-stop-shop for plausibly deniable espionage and ultra- violence, this "Suicide Squad" only handles missio...

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Medieval Spawn / Witchblade (2018) from their pull list May 24, 2019

Medieval Spawn / Witchblade (2018)

MINISERIES PREMIERE! AN ALL-NEW CROSSOVER WITH 32 PAGES OF STORY AND ART, PLUS SPECIAL AUGMENTED REALITY COVER FOR ONLY $2.99 - DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS DEAL! Fan-favorites Spawn and Witchblade team together for the first time in TWO DECADES! In this issue: A village is besieged by a dark force - then Spawn emerges from out of the shadows to save the...

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Deep Roots from their pull list May 24, 2019

Deep Roots

Roots, once suffocating under cement, tear through the streets of London to throttle buildings. Vegetable homunculi hold up banks with automatic weapons. There is a green and blooming world beyond our own, fighting back against the human pollutant. We will launch a rescue mission to this Otherworld. But it is cruel and unknowable, and should we bec...

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Jupiter Jet from their pull list May 24, 2019

Jupiter Jet

Series Launch! Sixteen-year-old Jacqueline "Jacky" Johnson rides the sky on an experimental jetpack and she does what any other teenage girl would do - steal from the rich and give to the poor! But, when she steals a mysterious object from the wrong people, can she survive the robots and ray guns they send after her?

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Galaktikon from their pull list May 24, 2019

Galaktikon

From Brendon Small, the man who brought you Dethklok and Metalocalypse, comes a high stakes intergalactic extreme rock comic. Based on his album, Galaktikon, we follow Triton, intergalactic hero of the universe, who will face the ultimate outer space struggle: getting over his divorce.

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Super Sons from their pull list May 24, 2019

Super Sons

"When I grow up" part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic-but if they want to survive, they're going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World's Smallest. This debut issue looks at th...

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Red Sonja/Tarzan from their pull list May 24, 2019

Red Sonja/Tarzan

The She-Devil with a Sword meets the Lord of the Jungle!
Eson Duul is an evil man. The mere mention of his name makes powerful quake with fear. He has no regard for life, including that of man. But he may finally have met his match when he finds himself up against Red Sonja and Tarzan!
Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Red Sonja) and Walter Geova...

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Superheroes for Hire dropped Bane: Conquest from their pull list May 24, 2019

Bane: Conquest

The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won't ...

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