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9.0

...a, surprisingly, well done issue. BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #1 is, certainly, more entertaining (and more deserving of your $4) than the usual cash-grab one-shots produced in conjunction with an event like METAL. Plus, it's done by the regular creative team behind THE FLASH and features some of Carmine Di Giandomenico's best work to date (his DARK KNIGHT RETURNS inspired Batman is a real pleasur more

Batman: The Red Death #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Sep 20, 2017

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

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Jack's Yattering added Batman: The Red Death to their pull list Sep 20, 2017

Batman: The Red Death

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #2 Sep 15, 2017
9.5

Thank Barbatos! With DARK NIGHTS: METAL #2 the DC comics I loved and lost has finally been REBIRTHed in full. Rather than bring back the post-Crisis/pre-NEW52 continuity in one fell swoop, DC has (very gradually) been merging the two since REBIRTH began (with Superman's story being the exception). DARK NIGHTS:METAL is one of those universe-wide events that only DC can do (and that Marvel has ne more

Dark Nights: Metal #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Sep 13, 2017

As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World's Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth's heroes be ready?

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Jack's Yattering added Dark Nights: Metal to their pull list Sep 15, 2017

Dark Nights: Metal

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Teen Titans #12 Sep 15, 2017
7.0

After a few years of really poor stories (pre-dating the NEW52), the REBIRTH era TEEN TITANS has been a, relatively, enjoyable run. TEEN TITANS #12 maintains the quality of this latest volume. That said...Percy Benjamin HAS to stop writing Damian's continuous referrals to Batman as his father in public. It's bad enough that he does it in front of his fellow Titans but he does it in front of E more

Teen Titans #12

By: Ben Percy, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Sep 13, 2017

A DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! "GOTHAM RESISTANCE" part one! The fight for Gotham City's soul starts here! When Robin receives a distress call from Nightwing urging him to return home, he discovers that Gotham City has been transformed into a mosaic of monsters, magic and doom! Trapped inside the Riddler's deadly maze with nowhere to turn, Robin soon...

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Spock's Brain reviewed Ultimates 2 #100 Aug 29, 2017
9.0

"The Ultimates" has come to an end. But while it ran, this has been one of Marvel's most original, most interesting series. The story of the "Cosmic Avengers" has had a look unlike any other book, thanks to Kenneth Rocafort and now Travel Foreman. It's too bad it's ending, but it goes out on a high note, a powerful, optimistic, life-affirming conclusion. This is, and has been, a pretty great book.

Ultimates 2 #100

By: Al Ewing, Travel Foreman
Released: Aug 16, 2017

A double-sized issue celebrating ULTIMATES #100!
•  Eternity is free - but can even he stand against the might of the First Firmament?
•  Or does the embodiment of everything need help...from Outside?
•  Featuring the Ultimates and...the Ultimates?
Rated T+

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Busterhasviews reviewed Ultimates 2 #100 Aug 17, 2017
10

From start to end I have enjoyed this series thoroughly. to see it end is a shame, but it no doubt will lead to more great works by Al Ewing. anyone interested in Marvel Cosmic should read this series and enjoy its quirky scope.

Ultimates 2 #100

By: Al Ewing, Travel Foreman
Released: Aug 16, 2017

A double-sized issue celebrating ULTIMATES #100!
•  Eternity is free - but can even he stand against the might of the First Firmament?
•  Or does the embodiment of everything need help...from Outside?
•  Featuring the Ultimates and...the Ultimates?
Rated T+

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8.5

I would consider myself a (long-time) fan of Scott Lobdell's comics despite the fact that the quality of his body of work has been (to put it simply) uneven. At his worst, we have been subjected to his SUPERMAN and TEEN TITANS. At his best, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy his GENERATION X/GENERATION NEXT and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS. WHILE previous versions of RHatO, including RED HOOD more

Red Hood and the Outlaws #13

By: Scott Lobdell, Dexter Soy
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"THE LIFE OF BIZARRO" part two! Bizarro is dead...or is he? To save Bizarro's life, Red Hood and Artemis must turn to Lex Luthor, Bizarro's creator, who claims he can resurrect their fallen friend. But what plans does Luthor have for his one-time companion? The battle for Bizarro begins here!

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9.0

If you told me that RHATO would be one of Rebirth's strongest offerings with Scott Lobdell still writing, I woulda laughed my ass off but a year later, it's one of the only Rebirth books that hasn't fallen off in terms of storytelling. The only other title that comes to mind that has also done that is Hal Jordan and the GLC. Aquaman is the only book that I actually think has improved since it's Re more

Red Hood and the Outlaws #13

By: Scott Lobdell, Dexter Soy
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"THE LIFE OF BIZARRO" part two! Bizarro is dead...or is he? To save Bizarro's life, Red Hood and Artemis must turn to Lex Luthor, Bizarro's creator, who claims he can resurrect their fallen friend. But what plans does Luthor have for his one-time companion? The battle for Bizarro begins here!

Jack's Yattering reviewed Ultimates 2 #100 Aug 16, 2017
9.0

ULTIMATES2 #100 was an excellent, thoroughly original and surprisingly surprising conclusion to one of Marvel's best books in recent memory. Honestly, the biggest, most pleasant surprise (for me, at least) was something that did NOT happen rather than something that did (I'll avoid spoilers here but if you don't know what I'm alluding to, the non-event is mentioned by Mr. Ewing in his afterword f more

Ultimates 2 #100

By: Al Ewing, Travel Foreman
Released: Aug 16, 2017

A double-sized issue celebrating ULTIMATES #100!
•  Eternity is free - but can even he stand against the might of the First Firmament?
•  Or does the embodiment of everything need help...from Outside?
•  Featuring the Ultimates and...the Ultimates?
Rated T+

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Aquaman #26 Aug 3, 2017
9.5

Beautiful artwork. Mera is one of the most underrated female heroines in comics right now. Love seeing her undying devotion to Arthur, and willingness to do anything to free him, even if it seems useless. This Underworld story arc has been my favorite of Abnett's Rebirth run so far.

Aquaman #26

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part two! Enraged by rumors of Arthur's survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can't hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath's own secret police. Her ...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Aquaman #26 Aug 12, 2017
9.0

I've commented in other reviews of this series, in other reviews on this site, how, this,current, AQUAMAN series is my favorite in the character's history. That, most definitely, continues to be the case. Aquaman has never been a favorite character and I've never found his solo books,even the better ones, to be anything more than average. I'm still a little surprised, after many years of reading more

Aquaman #26

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part two! Enraged by rumors of Arthur's survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can't hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath's own secret police. Her ...

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5.0

An average Jean Grey story with really good art. But with no serviceable fit in continuity, a lackluster ending, and a $5 price tag, it's forgettable and not something I'd recommend.

Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

By: Cullen Bunn, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.
•  But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?
Rated T+

Jack's Yattering added Mister Miracle to their pull list Aug 9, 2017

Mister Miracle

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Iron Fist #6 Aug 2, 2017
8.5

IRON FIST #6 was terrific. While I, thoroughly, enjoyed the opening arc, I was a little concerned about Danny Rand being involved in, yet, another kung-fu tournament (Not only has it been done. ..more than once...but I'd hate to see Iron Fist limited, solely, to martial arts themed villians and stories). However, that same tournament has, apparently, set the stage & given IRON FIST (the series more

Iron Fist #6

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Aug 2, 2017

TWICE THE MASTERY! TWICE THE KUNG FU!
•  The man with the Iron Fist teams up with Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu!
•  What brings these two together? Only a MURDER CULT TRYING TO KILL DANNY!
•  It's the action explosion you won't want to miss!
Rated T+

Jack's Yattering added Generations to their pull list Aug 2, 2017

Generations

• BRUCE BANNER. AMADEUS CHO. Both have carried the curse of the Hulk. Now they come face-to-face at last - but will they meet as friends or foes?
•  Fan-favorite Hulk scribe GREG PAK is joined by red-hot artist MATTEO BUFFAGNI (X-MEN BLUE) for a time-bending tale that will finally answer the question on everyone's minds: WHO IS THE STRON...

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Jack's Yattering added Immortal Iron Fists to their pull list Jul 24, 2017

Immortal Iron Fists

A unique entry-point that's perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike! Danny Rand has been a lot of things: an orphan, a billionaire, a hero for hire, and the Immortal Iron Fist. He holds the ancient mantle and power of the Iron Fist that has been passed down through the generations but now he faces his most difficult challenge yet: being a m...

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Jack's Yattering added Dark Days: The Casting to their pull list Jul 13, 2017

Dark Days: The Casting

The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of ...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Angel Season 11 #6 Jul 8, 2017
7.0

Issue #6 is a big improvement and, hopefully, only the first step in the right direction for a season of ANGEL that has, to date, disappointed me time and again. SCORE: 6.8

Angel Season 11 #6

By: Corinna Bechko, Ze Carlos
Released: Jun 21, 2017

Aboard a ship in the middle of the ocean, Angel has not succeeded in avoiding his past self, Angelus. He must escape Angelus, keep Fred safe, and also determine what must be done with the jewel-like beetle that has ties to the future. When the beetle turns out to be something stranger than anyone could have imagined, Angel's focus turns to survival...

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DDJamesB reviewed Iron Fist #5 Jul 6, 2017
9.0

Awesome issue. I was very skeptical about this series before it started a few months ago, but those doubts have disappeared. This is one of my favorite current series so far. The action is top notch. The art is off the charts. I hope this team stays on the book for a while. The arc ended nicely and I can't wait to see what the next story gives us.

Iron Fist #5

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 5, 2017

THE EPIC CONCLUSION OF THE TRIAL OF THE SEVEN MASTERS!
•  Danny has reached the end of the gauntlet, but is this also the end of the Iron Fist?
•  It's Danny versus Liu-Shi's most deadly master...THE WOLF!
Rated T+

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Supes' soups reviewed Justice League #24 Jul 6, 2017
9.5

I absolutely love Mera's character and she is one of the few reasons why being Aquaman just might be better than beings Bats or Supes. Who wouldn't want Mera as his queen? On any given day, Mera can give Diana a run for her money and she has occasionally. Aquaman just kicked into high gear last issue and I might go so far as to say, it might be the best book DC Rebirth has out right now. Yes inclu more

Justice League #24

By: Dan Abnett, Ian Churchill
Released: Jul 5, 2017

Continuing the ocean-shattering events of AQUAMAN #25, the League confronts Mera, who is desperate, reckless and emotionally exhausted by what's happened to Arthur Curry. And when she shows Arthur's teammates exactly how powerful she is she does not hold back! This special tale is written by AQUAMAN writer Dan Abnett!

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Ultimates 2 #8 Jun 24, 2017
10

Brilliant! To put it simply, ULTIMATES2 #8 is amazing. If you had told me that Galactus, forever relegated to a "living" plot device, would become such an engaging, three-dimensional, character, I would have thought you were crazy. But ULTIMATES2 #8 proves that he is just that. Not a single member of the Ultimates appeared this issue (excepting, maybe, Galactus, himself) but you'll never not more

Ultimates 2 #8

By: Al Ewing, Aud Koch
Released: Jun 21, 2017

• Galactus faces the ultimate battle with his oldest enemy - Ego, the Living Planet!
•  But if the Devourer of Worlds could never fully defeat the Living Planet - what chance does the Lifebringer have?
•  Tell no one about the astonishing ending of this epic issue, True Believer! Some things are too good to spoil!
Rated T+

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Nightwing #23 Jun 23, 2017
7.5

While the art left me a little cold, NIGHTWING #23 is, probably, my favorite issue in some time. I love superhero comics and NIGHTWING #23 is a superhero comic through and through...costumed crime-fighting, a tumultuous private life, colorful villians and a setting, in Bludhaven, that is becoming as essential to the character as his costume. SCORE: 7.6

Nightwing #23

By: Tim Seeley, Marcus To
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"Blockbuster" part two! It's an all-out crime war in Bludhaven and Nightwing must confront an old enemy, Tiger Shark, if he wants any hope of peace. What he discovers, though, reveals a truth about Blockbuster more shocking than he could have imagined!
RATED T

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Jack's Yattering added Secret Empire: Underground to their pull list Jun 22, 2017

Secret Empire: Underground

• From a hidden base in the Rocky Mountains a coallition of heroes have staged a resistance against Hydra and their former friend, Steve Rogers.
•  Up until now, their successes have been few-but they may have discovered a way to end the long natinoal nightmare.
•  The only catch? They've got to brave the dangers of the Savage La...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Aquaman #25 Jun 21, 2017
9.5

I've said it before: the current run of AQUAMAN, by Dan Abnett is my favorite in all the years I've been reading comics. That said, AQUAMAN #25 has surpassed anything done in this run while being firmly rooted in and growing from what has been laid out in the previous 24 issues (plus a few issues from before REBIRTH). Stjepan Sejic's introduction to the series could not have been better timed... more

Aquaman #25

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to ...

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Supes' soups reviewed Aquaman #25 Jun 21, 2017
10

Now that's what I'm talkin bout!! This art is bee's knees and the kitty's tittys. We get some call back to A-man's history and obviously Dolphin's return. Another awkward reunion with Garth in the future? I mean Wally is already having Linda trouble, why not Garth? We can't all hit on Donna Troy..can we? Dolphin's return is actually a huge welcome. I'm glad DC is slowly but surely bringing back so more

Aquaman #25

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to ...

8.5

While the time Buffy and Co. spent in the internment camp seemed to go on an issue (and a half?) too long...while the series dragged a little at the mid-point...BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Season 11 #8 was a terrific issue that made up for it all. If you've read it, you know why. If you don't, already, read BtVS, no review is going to get you to start now (we are 11 seasons and 20 years into the s more

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #8

By: Christos N. Gage, Rebekah Isaacs
Released: Jun 21, 2017

Out in the real world without their magic, Buffy and Willow are facing challenges in a new way. As normal girls, getting back into the Safe Zone to release the residents feels impossible-but they aren't alone. The Scoobies are reunited and have some special backup!
"It's impossible not to read this book and scream at the characters and thrill t...

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Jack's Yattering reviewed Aquaman #24 Jun 17, 2017
8.5

SCORE: 8.6

Aquaman #24

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"CROWN OF ATLANTIS" finale! Hopelessly at odds with the people of Atlantis, Arthur is finally stripped of his crown. In his place, and to Aquaman's horror, the previously imprisoned Atlantean fundamentalist Corum Rath is installed as the new king! Every step of AQUAMAN REBIRTH has been building to this!
RATED T

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Jack's Yattering added Defenders (2017) to their pull list Jun 14, 2017

Defenders (2017)

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

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