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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Black Panther #2 Aug 22, 2018
7.0

I'm confused. Was there a time jump? The intro says that the Maroons added T'challa to their ranks 2 years ago. Was that 2 years since issue 1? Plus none of the questions from issue 1 were addressed here. Such as why do these characters have the same name as the earthbound Wakandan characters? If this is a mind wiped T'challa, how does this fit in with the main timeline? If it's not the main T'cha more

Black Panther #2

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: Jun 27, 2018

MANY THOUSANDS GONE PART 2 FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUNA!
T'Challa is a stranger in a strange land. With no memory of his past, there is only the suffering of the present - in the Vibranium mines of an unfamiliar empire. But all hope is not lost. A rebellion is growing--and they have a plan. But who will lead these lost citizens? Where i...

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7.0

Ultimately, this is a well told story that I'm just not interested in reading. As far as first issues go, this did a good job of seeing the pace and theme for the series ahead. The Leinil Francis Yu art appeals to me. It's just scratchy and shadowy enough to match the lurking evil in the story. But Yu definitely spaces out the scenes in this oversized issue by giving us large panels on most pages, more

Captain America #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 4, 2018

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA.
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra's takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield...and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the sy...

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Deadlybeavis reviewed Black Badge #1 Aug 14, 2018
5.0

Idea is a lot cooler than than the execution. I'll pass.

Black Badge #1

By: Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated team behind Grass Kings, reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions ...

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Superheroes for Hire - Aug 15, 2018

I'm giving a few more issues, personally, but I'm fully in agreement about the idea vs execution. I expected the "teens take on the world" approach to be more tongue in cheek to contrast with the complexity of world politics. Instead, the creative team has decided to literally put the teens in our real world, but implausible situations. Definitely a tighter rope to walk.

Deadlybeavis - Aug 15, 2018

I totally agree and you put it in better words than I could. If you want to continue the series, more power to you. You're a braver soul than me. If it gets better, let me know, I'll give the trade a try.

Superheroes for Hire reviewed Black Badge #1 Aug 15, 2018
8.5

I knew the premise of this series going in, but I was honestly surprised at the very serious and literal approach the first issue took. Literally, this series is about a group of "Scouts" on special government assignment to to carry out covert missions. The danger is palpable, even though the mood is carefree. The real drama will come in later issues as the Black Badges come to terms with their more

Black Badge #1

By: Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated team behind Grass Kings, reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions ...

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Superheroes for Hire added Black Badge to their pull list Aug 15, 2018

Black Badge

Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated team behind Grass Kings, reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions ...

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Catwoman #2 Aug 15, 2018
8.5

Joelle Jones turns in another fantastic issue with Catwoman #2. Now that Jones has been able to separate from the structured Batman story arc, this issue breathes a little freer. Art-wise, Joelle Jones has an eye for the action in even quiet moments - moonlight highlighting the silhouette of a cat, a ring box snapping shut, a menacing snarl at a cornered opponent. Her dynamic style is equally sui more

Catwoman #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or wi...

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #1 Aug 14, 2018
7.0

Batman #1

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Jun 15, 2016

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #2 Aug 14, 2018
5.0

Batman #2

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Jul 6, 2016

"I AM GOTHAM" Chapter Two: In issue #2, after a brush with disaster, Batman struggles to reconcile the fate he could be leaving behind for his city, and reaches out to the idealistic new hero, Gotham. But an evil is building that may overcome both Batman and his new ally.

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #3 Aug 14, 2018
5.0

Batman #3

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Jul 20, 2016

 "I AM GOTHAM" Chapter Three: Batman and Gotham strike out together to get to the bottom of the mysterious attacks against the city. Could this novel and headstrong new hero be everything Gotham City needs...at the cost of the Dark Knight?

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #4 Aug 14, 2018
5.0

She's apparently a villain, as revealed in issue 50. Sorry. Spoiler.

Batman #4

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Aug 3, 2016

"I Am Gotham" part four. When Gotham City falls prey to true evil, will Batman be abandoned by the new heroes Gotham and Gotham Girl? The Dark Knight must decide who to entrust with the safety of his beloved city if he hopes for any of its citizens to survive.

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #5 Aug 14, 2018
5.0

She's apparently a villain, as revealed in issue 50. Sorry. Spoiler.

Batman #5

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Aug 17, 2016

"I Am Gotham" part five. In the final chapter of this epic, is Batman truly the hero Gotham City deserves-or does it deserve better? In this ultimate showdown, where the line between allies and enemies blurs, the question will finally be answered...and the fate of Gotham will be decided.

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #6 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

She's apparently a villain, as revealed in issue 50. Sorry. Spoiler.

Batman #6

By: Tom King, Ivan Reis
Released: Sep 7, 2016

"I AM GOTHAM" epilogue. In this stand-alone tale, Batman seeks redemption as he tries to keep Gotham Girl from going down a dangerous path. But can the Dark Knight save someone who doesn't want to be saved?

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #7 Aug 14, 2018
7.5

Batman #7

By: Tom King, Riley Rossmo
Released: Sep 21, 2016

"NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN" part 1! The first crossover of the "Rebirth" era is here! As a huge storm approaches, Batman, Batwoman, and Nightwing try and prepare Gotham City for the worst, but nothing can prepare them for enormous tall monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad scie...

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #8 Aug 14, 2018
7.5

Batman #8

By: Tom King, Riley Rossmo
Released: Oct 5, 2016

"NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN" part four! The giant monsters might be bad, but Gotham's heroes encounter a whole new threat level when two of their own start terrorizing the city! Batman must face the horrifying possibility of losing two of his closest allies to Hugo Strange's vicious attack.

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #9 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #9

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 19, 2016

"I Am Suicide" part one! Batman has always been crazy...but this? This is suicide! In order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight's greatest foes...Bane. The next great Batman story begins here!

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #10 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #10

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 2, 2016

“I am Suicide” part two! Batman now has his team, but are they ready for the most dangerous mission of their lives? As the Dark Knight prepares his squad to infiltrate Santa Prisca, he may find that it’s up to him alone to face Bane. 

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #11 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #11

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 16, 2016

“I am Suicide” part three! Plunging into the belly of the beast, Batman and his team of misfits infiltrate Santa Prisca. Betrayal and savagery unfold as Batman races to steal Bane’s prized possession…and not everyone will make it out alive.

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #12 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #12

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 7, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" part four! As Bane decimates Batman's team, the Dark Knight must decide how far he's willing to go-and who he's willing to sacrifice-for those he left in Gotham City.  

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #13 Aug 14, 2018
1.5

Batman #13

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"I AM SUICIDE" conclusion! Batman and the remains of his team come face to face with Bane and the Psycho-Pirate in a final battle at Santa Prisca-and learn whether this was truly a suicide mission!

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #14 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #14

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 4, 2017

How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) bring you "Rooftops," a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman.  
RATED T

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #15 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Don't buy into the overly sappy story.

Batman #15

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 18, 2017

How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) bring you "Rooftops," a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman.  
RATED T

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #16 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #16

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"I Am Bane" part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe.
RATED T

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #17 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #17

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"I Am Bane" part two! Barricading himself within the walls of Arkham Asylum still might not keep Batman and his allies safe from Bane's assault. Which one of Bruce's loved ones will be torn from him next?
RATED T

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #18 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #18

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"I AM BANE" part three! Bane broke the bat before, but it wasn't enough-now he's going to break everyone else! Bane is coming, and no one is safe!

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #19 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #19

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"I AM BANE" part four! Batman is losing...Bane is going to break him for good this time. The Dark Knight must turn to a very unlikely weapon to beat Bane once and for all!

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #20 Aug 14, 2018
1.0

Batman #20

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #21 Aug 14, 2018
5.0

Awesome art, good promise, never paid off well.

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of th...

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #22 Aug 14, 2018
5.0

5 of 5 for the awesome Jason Fabok art. Story and its payoff, not worth any more points.

Batman #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Fabok
Released: May 3, 2017

THE BUTTON" part three! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of t...

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Superheroes for Hire rated Batman #23 Aug 14, 2018
8.5

Batman #23

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.  
RATED T

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #24 Aug 14, 2018
2.0

Don't bother following any of these story threads further.

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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