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Bleemak reviewed Immortal Hulk #17 May 15, 2019
10

Damn. It is amazing. The art, the style, the writing, the mood this book gives, the horror.

Simply amazing.

Immortal Hulk #17

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: May 15, 2019

• Bruce Banner is trapped inside Shadow Base Site A -  powerless and hunted by their top assassin.
•  He can't run forever. He can't change form. He can't survive...without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
•  But not the one you think.
Rated T+

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Bleemak reviewed Batman #71 May 15, 2019
5.5

Well, eh. It's odd. And a hard to review. Non-linear narrative is a new thing now for King and it works and doesn't at the same time. I feel like King doesn't get Bat-family so well, would explain why he doesn't have them so often in his books, except Nightwing.

But why non-linear narrative works: we get new revelations at the same time and we get to great artists at work.

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Batman #71

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: May 15, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" continues! Will it be father and son working together, or tearing each other apart? When it comes to the Waynes, expect a little of both. In the quest to get Bruce Wayne to hang up the cape and cowl, Thomas Wayne is going to have to use a little tough love. Only, not all the muscle behind it will be his own.

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Bleemak reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #5 May 15, 2019
9.5

Damn, that was a nice twist. And a good comic. I like it very much.

And Knull -reference? I see what you are doing Cates...

Guardians of the Galaxy #5

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: May 15, 2019

HELA HATH NO FURY!
•  At the mercy of the Goddess of Death!
•  Hela's dreams of resurrecting Thanos are finally within reach...
•  But what will the Guardians have to sacrifice in order to prevent that?
Rated T+

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10

Simply amazing. Taylor really has his ways in these smaller stories.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: May 8, 2019

• The neighborhood, and the planet, is doomed. Spider-Man is powerless to stop the end of the world. Only Earth's Newest and Mightiest Hero, Spider-Bite, can save the day.
•  Wait, WHAT?!
Rated T

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Bleemak reviewed Flash #70 May 8, 2019
8.5

One would think this would be just CW's Flash done again. But it's not. It has it's own spin it and something new to explore.

Definitely interested where this goes.

Flash #70

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: May 8, 2019

"The Flash Year One" starts here! Barry Allen feels helpless in his life in Central City. As a forensic scientist, he's always catching criminals after they've committed their crimes. All that changes one fateful night when Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals. When he wakes from a coma, he realizes he can run at incredibl...

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Bleemak reviewed Symbiote Spider-Man #2 May 8, 2019
8.5

This is more like a Mysterio comic, then Symbiote Spide-Man. And I'm okay with it. It is just that good.

Symbiote Spider-Man #2

By: Peter David, Greg Land
Released: May 8, 2019

• Set during the original ALIEN COSTUME SAGA - before Peter learned of the symbiote suit's true nature - comes the second installment of this all-new tale from comic legends Peter David and Greg Land!
•  Mysterio, after swallowing another loss against Spider-Man, has sworn vengeance upon the web-slinger! Recruiting anot...

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Bleemak reviewed Detective Comics #1003 May 8, 2019
8.5

A very good issue. Writing and the artwork is on point.

Arkham Knight's identity is a clever one and makes his/her's motivation so much cleraer now.

Detective Comics #1003

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: May 8, 2019

Damian was so certain he could succeed against the Arkham Knight where his
father failed-and not only was he wrong, but as it turns out, the Knight has a
surprising plan for the son of Batman!

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Bleemak reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #5 May 8, 2019
8.5

Very good mini-series. The Batman Who Laughs is a great villain for Bruce and this series shows us more evil version of Bruce, which I like.

I wasn't a f an of the art in the beginning, but I'm grown to like it.

The Batman Who Laughs #5

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: May 8, 2019

It's a battle to the death as Batman goes head-to-head with the Grim Knight! The Caped Crusader is forced to not only fight off the most evil version of himself, but the growing desire to turn his back on his moral code and commit cold-blooded murder. Any other time, Batman would be able to stay on the straight and narrow, but as the Joker serum fi...

Bleemak reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU May 2, 2019
8.0

That was pretty good. Not enough focus on Vulture, but I do like the art and how great Kraven is manipulating everyone in this event.

And that Vermin stuff was also interesting.

Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU

By: Nick Spencer, Cory Smith
Released: May 1, 2019

ESSENTIAL "HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  The Vulture is one of Spider-Man's oldest villains and his oldest villain...
•  ...but that doesn't make him any less dangerous. Kraven's biggest hunt has thrown everything upside down and there's plenty of carrion for the Vulture.
Rated T

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Bleemak reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #5 May 2, 2019
8.5

With good writing, artwork and nice new arc for Miles, it's hard not to recommend this.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #5

By: Saladin Ahmed, Javi Garron
Released: Apr 17, 2019

• Tombstone is not happy with Miles taking out his weapons supplier and is taking drastic measures.
•  He's a big believer in the adage, "If you want a job done, you have to do it yourself."
• All the while, Miles is still juggling school, super-heroing and his love life. Wait a minute, WHAT love life?!
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Bleemak reviewed Batman #70 May 2, 2019
7.0

After Knightmares, it was pretty good. Art is nice and while Batman talks a bit too much, sounding sometimes a bit too edgy, I can live with that. As long as the next issues aren't so off with his dialogue.

But the slow start is an issue here. Usually it isn' necessary, but after Knightmares, which was a waste of 8 issues, it really starts to annoy here, if the progression is still slow more

Batman #70

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: May 1, 2019

n chapter one of "The Fall and the Fallen," Batman escapes his Knightmares only to wind up in a whole other bad dream. He's locked in Arkham Asylum with his worst enemies, and the only way to get out is to fight them all. It's a gladiatorial game of madness and mayhem, all for the amusement of Bane!

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Bleemak added DC's Year of the Villain Special to their pull list May 2, 2019

DC's Year of the Villain Special

Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all.
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Bleemak reviewed Venom #13 Apr 25, 2019
8.5

Okay, this was pretty good. I feared that Bunn would make Venom worse after Cates, but he still writes this well and this crossover doesn't feel so forced. Interested to see what happens next.

And yes, Coello's art is still great.

Venom #13

By: Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello
Released: Apr 24, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  The Marvel Comics event of the year makes landfall in the world of the wicked web-slinger as Venom gets swept up in Malekith's campaign to take over the Ten Realms!
•  But Malekith has designs for the sinister symbiote...and they may prove fatal!
Rated T+

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Bleemak reviewed Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 25, 2019
1.0

A huge disappointment. For a guy who wasn't invested in this or even cared.

First of all. Spoilers.

So, they ruined him. Wally. I get why.

He is the only one, who could fake this, who had the power and the knowledge to do how. I get that. He was a broken guy, I get that. In some way, it makes sense.

If it wasn't for this huge issue that Kings has. He doe more

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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Darkseid24 - Apr 29, 2019

Agreed. While I think Wally will be redeemed, I can understand why fans of him are disappointed.

Bleemak reviewed Batman #69 Apr 18, 2019
7.0

To be honest, it was pretty okay. Doesn't save this arc being terrible, but at least this was okay and not annoying or feeling like filler. Art was great and writing was passable, a bit messy but not bad. I get what King was trying to do, but it was executed pretty badly.

But this arc took way too long. 8 issues is too much for so little story that feels so disjointed.

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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8.0

Web Of Venom: Cult of Carnage #1

By: Frank Tieri, Danilo Beyruth
Released: Apr 10, 2019

• A new terror has risen on the fringes of the Marvel Universe, stirring in the depths of space.
•  But evil is also rising on Earth, claiming one victim at a time in the name of the killer called CARNAGE!
Rated T+

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Bleemak added Symbiote Spider-Man to their pull list Apr 11, 2019

Symbiote Spider-Man

Everyone knows that Spider-Man's infamous black suit would someday become the wicked web-slinger called Venom - but what happened BEFORE Peter Parker discovered the black suit's sinister secret? Find out in this dynamic tale from comics legends PETER DAVID and GREG LAND!
Set during the original "Black Suit Saga," this is an all-new tale that p...

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Bleemak reviewed Symbiote Spider-Man #1 Apr 11, 2019
8.5

That was good. Much better what I expected. A solid writing, a new take on Mysterio and bit-more-aggressive-but-not-over-the-top Spidey is also handled well.

Symbiote Spider-Man #1

By: Peter David, Iban Coello
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Everyone knows that Spider-Man's infamous black suit would someday become the wicked web-slinger called Venom - but what happened BEFORE Peter Parker discovered the black suit's sinister secret? Find out in this dynamic tale from comics legends PETER DAVID and GREG LAND!
Set during the original "Black Suit Saga," this is an all-new tale that p...

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Bleemak rated The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 11, 2019
9.0

The Batman Who Laughs #4

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is on a desperate hunt through Gotham City, tracking down the dark version of himself known as the Grim Knight. But the serum Batman's been self-administering has started to transform his mind, making him into something much darker...something amoral...something like the Batman Who Laughs-and he's starting to lose his grip on reality. Toeing...

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Bleemak reviewed Batman #68 Apr 11, 2019
5.0

It is not terrible. Art works very well to this issue. Dynamic between Selina ja Lois is very good. Supes and Bat's -stuff is meh.

But this issue doesn't work because it is not real. It would work so much better, if it was before issue 50. And Bruce wasn't written so workaholic.

Now, the final panel is something that this event has needed for a longest time. Something to show more

Batman #68

By: Tom King, Amanda Conner
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Qui...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #68 Apr 10, 2019
6.0

I am very conflicted here. the reason is - I liked most of the comic. I did, really. And you know why? Because it was fun, contrary to regular King's Batman comics. As a refreshing filler issue, it would be good, if not great. Heck, this is exactly what we should have gotten instead of terrible Preludes to the Wedding leading to even worse #50. But it's too little too late for a bachelorette party more

Batman #68

By: Tom King, Amanda Conner
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Qui...

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Nihilist - Apr 10, 2019

Yup. This, plus most likely King planning what will be the end goal of his run (Bat and Cat marrying) without actually planning what and how will properly lead to it.

Darkseid24 - Apr 11, 2019

Then I hope whoever is taking over makes a divorce story, where Selina gets half of Bruce’s money lol

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Quinn reviewed Batman #68 Apr 10, 2019
4.0

This is a weird issue. It's all a dream, but it plays like it's a memory of one night.

Basically, Lois and Selina go to the Fortress of Solitude to have a girl's night out/bachelorette party.

The art is fun and nice. The hi-jinks are meant to be fun, and I can't say they're terrible, but they are sort of a 1980s thing. The jokey vibe doesn't fit with King's dour Batman.
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Batman #68

By: Tom King, Amanda Conner
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Qui...

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Darkseid24 - Apr 10, 2019

The one with Pyg was still the only one, which was ok for me. This one was a mess.

Dispatchdcu - Apr 10, 2019

Honestly I think Biff said it best, this story arc is about “as useful as a screen door on a battleship.”

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Solidkjames reviewed Immortal Hulk #16 Apr 3, 2019
10

I’m now sold on the fact that Al Ewing is writing a book that in 50 years will still be referenced as the bar for the Green Man Monster. Or Gray in some cases... Very few times in history has someone wrote a story and allowed an artist to read their mind like the combo of Ewing and Bennett. This isn’t just my favorite Hulk book but has quickly wound up as my favorite book of all time. Waiti more

Immortal Hulk #16

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Now Rick Jones is dead...and gone.
•  To learn why, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, an assassin out for his blood...
•  ...and the one thing that can cage the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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Bleemak rated Immortal Hulk #16 Apr 4, 2019
10

Immortal Hulk #16

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Now Rick Jones is dead...and gone.
•  To learn why, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, an assassin out for his blood...
•  ...and the one thing that can cage the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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Bleemak added War of the Realms to their pull list Apr 4, 2019

War of the Realms

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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Bleemak reviewed Major X #1 Apr 4, 2019
4.0

This feels forced. And bad. And so full of cliches. And bad writing. And characters are acting like so oddly here. It is like they are written by a person who hasn't seen their growth in 30 years or so...

Major X #1

By: Rob Liefeld
Released: Apr 3, 2019

WHO IS MAJOR X?
•  A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs!
•  What is his mission and how can the man known as Cable hope to stop him?
•  Writer/artist Rob Liefeld introduces a new wrinkle in the saga of Marvel's Mightiest Mutants!
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Bleemak reviewed War of the Realms #1 Apr 4, 2019
8.5

I haven't read any of Aaron's work in a long time. And this was still pretty good. That's saying something.

War of the Realms #1

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 3, 2019

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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Bleemak reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU Apr 4, 2019
9.5

Wow. That was so much better than I expected.

Simply amazing.

Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU

By: Nick Spencer, Ken Lashley
Released: Apr 3, 2019

"HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  Spider-Man's most dangerous villain, THE GIBBON, is back and -
•   He's not Spidey's most feared foe? Then why are we? You want me to read the script?
•  Oh man. That's insane.
Rated T

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #7 Mar 27, 2019
1.0

It feels a bit like Tom King does not like HiC. Like he got bored/tired of it after #2. I don't want to spoil anything here but the dialogue is becoming even more inconsistent and there are huge gaps in characterization. Perhaps this is all an A.I simulation and the inconsistency are the glitches (but probably not since King was asked and this is not the case here).
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Heroes In Crisis #7

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is un...

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Talon1load - Mar 27, 2019

I was right there with you until you said King was a good writer. I’ve yet to see any evidence of that. But I agree that this series blows.

RBL - Mar 28, 2019

To be fair, the only improvement I’ve seen in the title was from Issue #1 (1/10) to Issue #2 which was an improvement. That said, anything is an improvement when the bar was set so low. It has remained mediocre since.

Bleemak reviewed Heroes In Crisis #7 Mar 27, 2019
4.0

Like what.

You know the drill, art is nice, yes.

And the summary is full of crap and now, so is the cover? King really ups his game.

But again, nothing happens. That's not anything new, but this time, I wasn't angry after this issue. Just confused. Why is Babs bff with Hartley now? Maybe if I reread HiC, I might remember, but I don't care enough.

I'm con more

Heroes In Crisis #7

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is un...

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