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7.0

Seems a little over hyped, but it's decent. The book by it's very nature is reactionary, which is appropriate for the Question's character.

The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Denys Cowan
Released: Nov 20, 2019

DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
For years, Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. He knows right from wrong. He knows black from white. But what happens when he is drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the heights of Hub City power to the...

8.0

A meaty book for sure, but some parts left me a little put off. And the higher size and price tag didn't quite seem worth it. With only limited exposure to the character's past appearances, I did feel the comic properly introduced most characters and backstory if needed to advance this story. The art from Cowan and Sienkiewicz did have a bit of a throwback style, though I don't think it was by an more

The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Denys Cowan
Released: Nov 20, 2019

DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
For years, Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. He knows right from wrong. He knows black from white. But what happens when he is drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the heights of Hub City power to the...

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Superheroes for Hire added The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage to their pull list Dec 4, 2019

The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage

DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
For years, Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. He knows right from wrong. He knows black from white. But what happens when he is drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the heights of Hub City power to the...

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Superheroes for Hire reviewed The Last God #2 Dec 3, 2019
8.5

Art holds up as top notch from the first issue. It's a perfect fit for this style of story, and I love seeing the un-dead creatures every time they come on panel. The names and places become difficult to manage, and I had hoped some of that might be easier after the busy first issue. For that, I think I can't fully engage with the story as much as I would hope. On the other hand, it is very comp more

The Last God #2

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Nov 27, 2019

Beyond the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amid the void, he waits. Mol Uhltep, the Last God. This is the tale of those who claimed to slay him, and the world they doomed with their lies.
As the horrifying forces of the Last God descend upon the city of Tyrgolad, our intrepid heroes-Queen Cyanthe, Eyvindr, and Veikko al M...

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
1.0

Mikel Janin's art gets drowned by bad plotting. Alfred's death has zero emotional impact because it happened two months ago and even before it happens we know it won't stick because of Doomsday Clock and the upcoming Crisis. Alfred deserves better. Murdering characters is Tom Kings "thing". But as with every storytelling tool it must be used sparingly or else it ends up being a joke. How many char more

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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Superheroes for Hire - Nov 27, 2019

He is not actually a good writer. He's written maybe 2 or 3 good short stories.

Rascal4Hire - Nov 28, 2019

I think he's a good writer. I've enjoyed his stories in the past and Batman till around #30 or something like that. After that it all went downhill.

myconius reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
1.0

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Tom King has Batman crying YET again!
maybe Alfred wouldn't have died if Bruce didn't leave him in danger in the first place. this really makes Bruce look like a complete failure. how is it that Alfred was even a prisoner of Bane's in the first place?

Tom King is just NOT a good writer.
he has no idea how to create, innovate or inspire.
all he knows more

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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Detective Chimp - Nov 22, 2019

I remember, it was THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE, from Shakespeare if I remember well.

Darkseid24 - Nov 25, 2019

@myconius this beach scene was one of the dumbest in Comic Book history. I hate Bruce for relaxing& making weird fitness poses with Selina while Alfred was brutally murdered. He doesnt get any sympathy from me. I thankfully can borrow Comics from a friend. I only buy the ones I really like, but since they are all trash lately DC saves me a lot of money.

Talon1load reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
2.0

Wow. Just wow. This is the more humanized Batman? Last issue this guy got shot in the gut and this issue he's completely fine. In this run he's been shot, had his throat slit, and broken his back multiple times to just pretty much walk each off as if nothing happened. This isn't a humanized Batman, this is a terminator Batman who is emotionally stunted. Don't worry though because Tim magical more

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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YourGreenMuse - Nov 21, 2019

He was taken against his will out of Gotham and Bane and Co. made it a fortress in his absence.

myconius - Nov 21, 2019

i just don't buy into Bane and his goons running Batman out of Gotham. it just makes Batman look like a pathetic loser. what makes it even worse is how Bane is after all of this, Bane easily getting taken out like a chump. the whole entire thing makes Bruce look all the more pathetic for letting Alfred get killed.

Nihilist reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
2.0

I've seen porn movies with more plot than this disaster of a comic. Once more, King tries (and fails) to mask lack of an actual plot with a second narrative, pretending its poetic themes match whatever's happening on the issue's pages. And also, once more, he ends a meaningless, shallow comic on a cliffhanger teasing what may come... and eventually, I can bet, it won't. I've been burne too many ti more

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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myconius - Nov 22, 2019

Detective Chimp - yeah. they're a bunch of sniveling groveling ass kissers.

Detective Chimp - Nov 22, 2019

@myconius I would save Joshua McDonald from Batman News. I think he brings very honest reviews. And what about all that "people" coming just to give a 10 without any explanation just helping to save the people rate from our 1 point reviews? If not for those dubious "people" the ratings would be as low as around 2 points but right now is around 6 points.

YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
3.0

I don't care about any of this. I'm glad now we have confirmation that Bruce was suicidal at his young age and he did make the vow to be Batman at that same young age. That was an argument between friends that has now been resolved... I mean, I get what King is going for here, but we as readers have known Alfred was dead and have processed that for months now. The wound, if it existed at all, is n more

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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Nihilist - Nov 22, 2019

True, true.

Darkseid24 - Nov 25, 2019

I wouldnt have a problem with a darker& more depressed version of Gotham, but I have a problem with the countless plotholes& with the awful dialogue in Kings run. It’s just so stupid to read. King also cant deal with criticism, he only wants praises & doesnt even care what fans don’t like about his run.

Azrael reviewed The Last God #1 Nov 3, 2019
8.0

A decent starting point for the series. It wasn't all that gripping but the mythos is interesting and the artwork was great.

The Last God #1

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Oct 30, 2019

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The...

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The 20-issue Ceiling reviewed The Last God #1 Nov 5, 2019
9.0

Filled to the brim with ambition. Hope it keeps it up.

The Last God #1

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Oct 30, 2019

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The...

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ohhaimark reviewed The Last God #1 Nov 1, 2019
9.5

THE GOOD:

-I wasn't expecting to like this, but I really did.

-The art's great. It might be one of my least favorite aspects of the book, surprisingly, though. Sometimes the facial expressions were a bit stiff.

-This is just a really fleshed out fantasy world with a rich history that isn't conveyed in a boring exposition filled way.

-I have never hear more

The Last God #1

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Oct 30, 2019

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The...

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allenquanobi reviewed The Last God #1 Oct 30, 2019
8.5

didnt really expect a lot going into this, but wow. Great stuff from DC. I'm of the opinion most of the books DC has been putting out lately, both their flagships and their lesser selling titles, have been mediocre to poor regarding story and art at times. It seems like Marvel's writers just are more creative and more consistent. But this book is providing me with hope for DC. It's a good sta more

The Last God #1

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Oct 30, 2019

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The...

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allenquanobi - Oct 31, 2019

Avengers had their time for the past decade, and marvel can't rely on them forever, especially if they want to make more movies (i hate tying the movie/entertainment business with comics, but that's the reality we live in)

YourGreenMuse - Oct 31, 2019

Well, Avengers is one of the titles at the heart of the building Mephisto storyline/event/whatever. Mephisto keeps appearing in titles across the line. Making deals and manipulating most every Marvel hero. And in Avengers, he's the big bad. So I do think Avengers still has a large role in the Marvel universe, it just doesn't need the push that X-Men did.

Superheroes for Hire reviewed The Last God #1 Nov 17, 2019
9.5

Definitely not a book for everyone, but if you like fantasy stories, this has all of it. Mythical races, cursed men, warring factions, and hard to pronounce names. The Ricardo Federici art is top notch and fits the story well. His best selling point is the ability to create realistic, distinct characters. No same face problems here. And Philip Kennedy Johnson brings a creative, deep lore complete more

The Last God #1

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici
Released: Oct 30, 2019

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The...

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Superheroes for Hire added The Last God (2019) to their pull list Nov 17, 2019

The Last God (2019)

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The...

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CaptnAmerca reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 13, 2019
1.0

To call this event a dud would be an insult to duds. Even Milk Duds, which are pretty freaking disappointing.

So we know who Leviathan is now. Whoopty Floopty Ding Damn Doo!

Event Leviathan #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Nov 13, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what's their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of ...

myconius reviewed Batman #82 Nov 6, 2019
1.0

TRASH!
EXTREMELY decompressed
typical Tom King Garbage dialog.

still ridiculous how Tom King thinks that Flashpoint Batman is well enough trained to take down the entire Bat-family by himself. Tom King also is under the misconception that Bane is nothing more than a muscle-headed oaf. the explanation for why Bane has it in for Batman is weak at best. barely even a reason.

Batman #82

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 6, 2019

"City of Bane" part eight! Batman and his allies wage war on the City of Bane, but an unexpected turn of events will send everyone reeling. Will there be another death in the family, or can the Dark Knight break Bane's iron grip over Gotham City?

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YourGreenMuse - Nov 9, 2019

It makes sense with Vision, at least. Not so much with Batman or Superman or Wally West. Orlando's is just beyond bland to me. Everything I read from him makes me think he was doing it for the paycheck and not out of some creative fulfillment.

myconius - Nov 9, 2019

i’m no fan of boring and bland writing. but i’d say even the most uninspired snooze-fest is better than the maggot infested, disease ridden sewage that Tom King excretes for stories.

DDJamesB reviewed Immortal Hulk #25 Oct 29, 2019
7.0

Would have been much more effective for me if it would have been written in a "normal" manner. And while I appreciate the effort this just came across as too smart for its own good. At least for me. The art was great.

Immortal Hulk #25

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 23, 2019

GROUNDBREAKING DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
•  You've never read a Hulk comic like this before. You've never read a Marvel comic like this before.
•  The heat death of our universe has come and gone. The Hulk is finally dead. Now, billions of years later, the Ninth Cosmos cowers...
•   ...before the B...

Superheroes for Hire dropped Immortal Hulk from their pull list Nov 1, 2019

Immortal Hulk

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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1.0

Al Ewing said I had to pick this book up. So I did. I'm now 6 dollars poorer and likely to never buy another issue of Immortal Hulk. I've kept up with the basic story so far by listening to reviews, but this issue had nothing to do with any of that. It's an end time story, but not really. It's a Hulk story, but not really. 3 points for good art, -2 points for the overpriced and oversized issue, 0 more

Immortal Hulk #25

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 23, 2019

GROUNDBREAKING DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
•  You've never read a Hulk comic like this before. You've never read a Marvel comic like this before.
•  The heat death of our universe has come and gone. The Hulk is finally dead. Now, billions of years later, the Ninth Cosmos cowers...
•   ...before the B...

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Superheroes for Hire added Immortal Hulk to their pull list Nov 1, 2019

Immortal Hulk

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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waltgator93 reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
3.0

So the slap was a message? Total bullshit! Last minute change due to people asking about the aftermath. Got way too much recap. Just an awful story.

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

Superheroes for Hire reviewed Batman #81 Oct 23, 2019
3.5

2.5 points for the art this time. It's about average thanks to a good deal of coloring work. I respect and admire JR Jr. for all his past work, but it's too squared these days and doesn't work as well with modern coloring. Also the art direction I this book is poor. Scenes of Batman and Catwoman are of them prowling. Scenes of the big "fight" are all off panel. And Bane, while looking like classic more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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waltgator93 reviewed Action Comics #1016 Oct 23, 2019
5.5

Once again Bendis shows us why he shouldn’t write Batman and Superman books. Batman’s dialogue felt off and very odd in many ways as well as his actions. All of the people that were questioned, could have been cut in half.

Action Comics #1016

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Clark Kent, defender of the truth! The Daily Planet is under siege as the streets of Metropolis prepare for a gang war! The invisible mafia is invisible no more-and the streets of Metropolis will burn if the truth does not get out. All this, and another dive into the secrets of DC's newest teen sensation... Naomi!

DC Stuff reviewed Action Comics #1016 Oct 22, 2019
1.0

Is Superman going to star in this book at any point????

Action Comics #1016

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Clark Kent, defender of the truth! The Daily Planet is under siege as the streets of Metropolis prepare for a gang war! The invisible mafia is invisible no more-and the streets of Metropolis will burn if the truth does not get out. All this, and another dive into the secrets of DC's newest teen sensation... Naomi!

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SnakeWilson - Oct 23, 2019

why bendis loves to put batman in every single "superman" comic? also, wow, making a classic character look dumb to make a new "original" character look good? never saw that before...

RBL reviewed Action Comics #1016 Oct 23, 2019
1.0

This issue exists only to promote Naomi and draw people to that title. It’s hardly about Superman despite it being one of his main ongoings, as thusly I would not recommend it to anyone interested in him. Last issue was serviceable, this one is not.

As a Superman book it fails to deliver, it showcases him losing to a C-list villain only to have Naomi show him up and save the day. >
The art doesn’t really work and the dialogue contains some lines which are facepalm-inducing; a stand-out among them being Batman stating “I’m Batman” to have Naomi’s mother reply with “Damn right you are”. Has this man ever engaged in actual conversation.

The premise of the issue, red cloud being a threat, is laughable as she should hardly register within Superman’s radar. However, as he is wont to do bendis forces his creation’s to be the “best”. more

Action Comics #1016

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Clark Kent, defender of the truth! The Daily Planet is under siege as the streets of Metropolis prepare for a gang war! The invisible mafia is invisible no more-and the streets of Metropolis will burn if the truth does not get out. All this, and another dive into the secrets of DC's newest teen sensation... Naomi!

KFuqua reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.0

No shock here....more garbage by Tom King! As I've said before, he can't leave this title soon enough. The art is also well below average, so this month the art can't even help the book at all.

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

superstan52 reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.5

Wait. I thought Catwoman standing Bruce up "broke" him? Now he says his brokenness was part of a master plan? So that means he proposed, knew he would get stood up, and even knowing that, let it "break" him? HUH???

Also, the "epiphany" Batman had about needing others to help him? The guy is in more groups (JLA, Outsiders) than anybody else, and he's been relying on his support family - more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

gusresm reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.5

Terrible issue. The writing is over complicated and convoluted. The plot is full of holes. I usually like JR JR art but his work here seems lazy. I don’t understand how Thomas Wayne can defeat the whole bat family alone ( including cass Cain). I guess I will never know since it is all off panel. For the first time in ten years I may drop Batman...

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

Linkush reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
5.0

Come on King, you have 4 more issues left, you can't do a recap now, that's not the right time.
Even the little bit of progress we did get was unsatisfying because Bruce's plan doesn't make any sense. And on top of that, the art was underwhelming and boring to look at.

What a waste of time.

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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