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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Strange Adventures #2 Jun 16, 2020
6.0

Oh my god guys! The issue titles are quotes by creators from the industry! They may or may not have anything to do with Adam Strange whatsoever, but it's so pretentio...I mean creative! Tom King is a visionary!

GIVE HIM ALL OF THE EISNERS!!!

Strange Adventures #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 17, 2020

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann-and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator to get the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strang...

RBL reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #5 Mar 25, 2020
3.0

By the second page I already feel the cringe. That should be enough of an indication to stop, but for some reason I kept reading only to encounter that much more cringe.

For all the character the Legion is meant to have none of them have much of a personality and seem to only exist to deliver bits and quips and then vanish, just like the "invisible gentleman" introduced this issue.

Legion of Super-Heroes #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Mar 25, 2020

DC's far-flung future is happening right now! With the secret of Jon Kent revealed, the Legion of Super-Heroes is united to save New Earth from those who would destroy it. Will Aquaman's lost trident be the key to New Earth's demise? Plus, Mon-El comes clean about his connection to Jon, and Cosmic Boy and Ferro Lad find out they both have a crush o...

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6.0

The art here is amazing and I really see some great story potential here. Bendis needs to learn to let his artist do some of his storytelling. There’s an exceptional amount of exposition here.

Legion of Super-Heroes #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Mar 25, 2020

DC's far-flung future is happening right now! With the secret of Jon Kent revealed, the Legion of Super-Heroes is united to save New Earth from those who would destroy it. Will Aquaman's lost trident be the key to New Earth's demise? Plus, Mon-El comes clean about his connection to Jon, and Cosmic Boy and Ferro Lad find out they both have a crush o...

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mynameisraj reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #5 Mar 30, 2020
7.0

I thought it was an ok issue but the moment Brainiac called Jon the one TRUE Superman I rolled my eyes.


I understand Bendis is putting his stamp on Jon but this isn't the way to do it.

Legion of Super-Heroes #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Mar 25, 2020

DC's far-flung future is happening right now! With the secret of Jon Kent revealed, the Legion of Super-Heroes is united to save New Earth from those who would destroy it. Will Aquaman's lost trident be the key to New Earth's demise? Plus, Mon-El comes clean about his connection to Jon, and Cosmic Boy and Ferro Lad find out they both have a crush o...

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Aquaman Giant #1 Mar 21, 2020
8.0

One of the new DC Giants I picked up to try. The basic deal is a good deal if you are interested in the character. For Aquaman, a good selection of new and reprint stories were selected for this issue. I liked the lead-off story written by Steve Orlando. There was the quick action, simple dialog, and twist of fate you might expect from a 16-page one-shot story. The art was clean and lively. If more

Aquaman Giant #1

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Released: Oct 30, 2019

New cover by Liam Sharp
This issue includes two new stories:
o "Aquaman Vs. Black Manta," a 16-page story written by Steve Orlando with art by Daniel Sampere
o "Attacked by Scorpio," an eight-page story written by Marv Wolfman with art by Pop Mhan
Plus, these reprint tales:
o "Throne of Atlantic: Prologue," from Aquaman #14
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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Aquaman Annual #2 Mar 21, 2020
4.5

Art really took a step back from the usual. I see some aping of Sean Gordon Murphy's inked fingerprint motif here, although it is very striking and obvious when it is on the page. It doesn't match the less defined artwork elsewhere on the page. Characters say some quippy lines, and plot points don't all seem to line up. Why are we looking for a dog in the midst of everything else going on, and more

Aquaman Annual #2

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Victor Ibanez
Released: Oct 23, 2019

A "Year of the Villain" tie-in issue! When an assassination attempt on Aquaman tears through Amnesty Bay's Founders Day festival, tensions between Aquaman and the people of his city reach an all-time high. Worse, Aquaman's dog Salty has gone missing! Can Aquaman save the festival and find his dog before Amnesty Bay tears itself apart?

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Aquaman #55 Mar 21, 2020
7.0

Art and story were more coherent this issue. Robson Rocha continues to illustrate the action and sea-based imagery well in this series. Gho provides consistent coloring. The story is still a little off, but at least it continues where we were last issue. Wish we didn't have Mecha-Manta appear just to be blown up an issue or two later. No character or plot development here.

Aquaman #55

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Dec 18, 2019

As Mecha Manta lays siege to Amnesty Bay, Aquaman lays it all on the line. It's land versus sea in a battle of titanic proportion! But which side will Jackson Hyde choose-his mentor or his father?

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed Aquaman #54 Mar 21, 2020
6.0

Story was okay. Art was okay. I would have rathered we not interrupt the Amnesty story with Mecha-Manta, but it is what it is. And I didn't care for the art which seems to be rushed and split between penciller and inker teams.

Aquaman #54

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Black Manta and Mech Manta invade Amnesty Bay with one target in mind-Aqualad! Can Aquaman save his protégé from his deadly lineage? Or will the combined might of the Mantas finally be Arthur Curry's undoing?

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KittyNone reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
7.5

Tender and cool, absurd and intimate, Tom King's swan song here provides a reminder of what made his run so good at its best as his final issues on the monthly drag on endlessly into his worst excesses. A solid farewell, and frankly the best thing King has written all year.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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MKW69 reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
8.5

What, a good King Batman comic? Novelty.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Talon1load - Oct 30, 2019

Where?

allenquanobi reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
8.0

At least the annuals are still very solid, emotional, and entertaining. Art was good, but I was sad to see Lee weeks replaced.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Batman Annual #4 Nov 30, 2019
9.0

Prelude:
King has usually been better at the annuals then the main series so let's see how he goes for Annual #4 (even if he has only written three).

The Good:
It's a look into the life of Batman and it works well. We usually see the big plots, jumping from arc to arc. This is what happens in between those and it's just great.

Both Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton's art more

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Spacey Medicine reviewed Batman Annual #4 Nov 4, 2019
4.5

So like did Batman kidnap that kid or what?

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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YourGreenMuse - Nov 4, 2019

He did. He's a menace in a bat costume.

Superheroes for Hire - Mar 14, 2020

What?! No, he responded to the call of a missing kid.

stefanomjr reviewed Batman Annual #4 Nov 8, 2019
10

What a wonderful amuse-bouche!

The art is spectacular! The story might have some hiccups, with horses on rooftops and Gotham missile defense systems. But I appreciate the writers whimsy and playfulness with the material and Fornes just takes the script and runs with it. Each page is a masterpiece!

Nothing half baked here! Seeing lots of reviews giving very low ratings. I tho more

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Grifter reviewed Batman Annual #4 Nov 4, 2019
10

Why this little stories couldn’t be full issues instead of BatCat: The Saga?

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Superheroes for Hire - Mar 14, 2020

Precisely

axdn reviewed Batman Annual #4 Nov 1, 2019
10

What a beatiful and well written love letter to Batman !

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

10

A celebration of the versatility of Batman, from the darkest stories to the fun. This is basically Tom King's Batman Universe and a good aside to his run which features less traditional Batman.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

mrDovydas reviewed Batman Annual #4 Nov 2, 2019
8.5

So much fun. While I do get that this is definitely not for everyone (I, for one, do not really enjoy reading about Batman fighting the Batman Who Laughs for the 18th time this year, but I'm respecting everyone's opinion). This was a nice throwback to the episodic Batman stories from Golden/Silver age, with Alfred delivering the narrative. The artwork really suited this story as well.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

Linkush reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
10

Batman Annual #4 is a collection of short stories - told by Alfred - that perfectly captures the everyday life of Batman. There is no dialogue between characters, only Alfred explaining what we see on paper. And what we see on paper is beautiful art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton that makes this issue even better.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
4.0

This sure does exist. I wish some of this stuff was in the actual run because that'd be more interesting than what we got. So much reading for so little reward. A microcosm of the entire run.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Superheroes for Hire - Mar 14, 2020

I wholeheartedly agree. King's creativity was wasted on a dull, poorly thought out mega arc. He should have stuck to smaller self contained stories, sort of the same way it started in his run.

YourGreenMuse - Mar 14, 2020

Thanks for agreeing, buddy! It's hard to find people who agree with me, so this actually made my day.

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myconius reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
1.0

it's sad to see what passes for a Batman comics these days.
for a comic that was twice the length, it sure was a whole lot of nothing.
this comic tried to be trippy, adventurous, and i'm guessing poignant,
but it just came off as - "who gives a crap?"
Tom King feebly trudges his way to the finish line.
even the art was nothing i enjoyed looking at. a waste of paper and pr more

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Superheroes for Hire - Mar 14, 2020

This is an annual issue. It's not meant to fill the ongoing story arc.

myconius - Mar 14, 2020

so this comic called Batman Annual .... is an Annual? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ok cool. got it.

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Nihilist reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
3.5

This Annual issue did absolutely nothing to make me feel... anything. It exists, and that's all I can say about it. Maybe I grew so tired of Tom King, I simply can't force myself to experience any emotions reading his work. Not satisfaction and joy, not disappointment and anger. No - it's just nothingness, absolute black void.
It's not as bad as Snyder's annual from New-52, which to date i th more

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Superheroes for Hire - Mar 14, 2020

That should say "clearly something..."

myconius - Mar 14, 2020

Superheroes for Hire - is everything alright? are you feeling ok?

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Talon1load reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
4.0

This was a useless issue filled with nonsense. Riding horses across horseback? Seriously? Why would Gotham have a missile defense system? What city in the US, other than DC, has a missile defense system? This issue didn’t provide any new insight to Batman or anything else. It was a complete waste of an issue. This could have been used to explain a lot of stuff that STILL hasn’t been explai more

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Darkseid24 - Oct 31, 2019

Lol

Superheroes for Hire - Mar 14, 2020

I don't think you fully grasp the idea of an annual comic.

Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman Annual #4 Mar 14, 2020
10

Absolute perfection for a Batman story, especially an annual. Art mostly by Jorge Fornes and Dave Stewart (a few just as excellent pages by Mike Norton and Stewart) is clearly the main attraction here. But this is Tom King's writing at its best also. There's a gimmick (again, this is an annual), but it has a narrative purpose, is fully fleshed out, and is highly satisfying. We get no plodding dial more

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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Superheroes for Hire added Batman (2016) to their pull list Mar 14, 2020

Batman (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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Talon1load reviewed Strange Adventures #1 Mar 4, 2020
3.0

How can a writer who gets so much praise, suck so bad? He once again uses a DC property to work through his own anxiety and depression from his time in the CIA. Get a therapist already and stop with this shit. He also shows that he STILL doesn’t know Batman in just a couple of panels. Batman investigates everyone but suddenly wont investigate Adam Strange? Bullshit. The art was fine but the wr more

Strange Adventures #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 4, 2020

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end "best of lists," the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan "Doc" Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The D...

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VicSav - Mar 9, 2020

Batman wouldn’t investigate him because he’s a friend and saved his life before so there is a connection. Why are you so into Batman doing mindless things so that he appears as someone that is not human but a robot just doing everything with no emotion and guilt shown. Batman was never perfect in comics.

Talon1load - Mar 11, 2020

I don’t think Batman is a robot but saying he wouldn’t investigate a friend is stupid and shows he, and apparently you, don’t know the character. When has he ever declined to investigate someone? Especially a superhero suspected of murder. If he wasn’t going to do it why even put him in the story? It is just more bullshit from a limited writer.

Nihilist reviewed Strange Adventures #1 Mar 4, 2020
5.5

I'm not going to lie, I'm not familiar with Adam as a character. And that's a problem, because I can't say how much of Adam Strange as shown in this comic is the original Adam Strange, and how much of him was deconstructed, reinvented by King, already infamous for decontructing, reinventing and plain butchering well known, already established characters. For a while I was thinking should I even wr more

Strange Adventures #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 4, 2020

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end "best of lists," the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan "Doc" Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The D...

MKW69 reviewed Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 Feb 12, 2020
6.5

It was too short. And it felt not complete, only Bat's Robins and Barbara are here. There should be others, like Alfred daughter Julia, Supes Cassandra, and others.

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal wi...

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myconius - Feb 12, 2020

very good points. no mention of Alfred's daughter has even been made. and Superman and Wonder Woman definitely would have been there as well! this just shows how phoned in this really was.

LunaMoody - Feb 14, 2020

I agree

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LunaMoody reviewed Young Justice #13 Feb 5, 2020
1.0

I am once again mad at myself for buying this book. It has sucked from day one and does not look to be ever going to improve on that. Total waste of money. The issue is badly written. The art work was terrible. I kept saying I'm not going to continue to get it but I keep hoping it will get better and I just really like the character of Tim Drake even though he now is basically being called a male more

Young Justice #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Another Wonder Comics extravaganza kicks off with Young Justice searching for Conner Kent as the teen Superboy find himself trapped in the mysterious world of Skartaris, the home of legendary DC character Warlord! Wonder Comics curator and Young Justice writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes writer David F. Walker to the team alongside rising-star ar...

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Superheroes for Hire - Feb 7, 2020

Not sure when they added Walker as an extra writer and Oeming as an extra writer, but I think only Bendis/Grell were the originally solicited team. Glad I didn't get hooked in by the Warlord tease.

KFuqua reviewed Young Justice #13 Feb 5, 2020
1.0

Just awful. The art is some of the worst I've seen in a professional comic, except for the awesome Mike Grell/Warlord pieces.

Young Justice #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Another Wonder Comics extravaganza kicks off with Young Justice searching for Conner Kent as the teen Superboy find himself trapped in the mysterious world of Skartaris, the home of legendary DC character Warlord! Wonder Comics curator and Young Justice writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes writer David F. Walker to the team alongside rising-star ar...

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