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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #33 Oct 18, 2017
9.0

I loved this issue. Joelle Jones is fantastic; say what you will about King's writing but he has consistently had the best artists involved in his projects. The story seems very interesting from a character development perspective where King has shined in his run thus far. Can't wait for the next issue.

Batman #33

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Oct 18, 2017

"A DREAM OF ME" part 1! Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family-each disturbed by Batman's journey, each ready to stand in his way, each ready to push back against Batman's stubborn determination to evolve into somethin...

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Edgar Rubio reviewed Batman #32 Oct 4, 2017
9.0

King's most inconsistent arc within his Batman run ended with a bang. I loved this issue. Although I didn't like this Riddler, I sure loved this Joker. I'm not that confident on the future due to Selina's decision, but I trust Tom King can pull it off.

Batman #32

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 4, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, C...

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MKW69 reviewed Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 Oct 4, 2017
4.5

Standard garbage from Humpries.

Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

By: Sam Humphries, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Oct 4, 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!

4.5

Definitely the weakest link so far in the Metal tie-ins. Not even Van Sciver can save this generic and goofy story.

Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

By: Sam Humphries, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Oct 4, 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!

10

I was really excited for this series and I'm now more impressed than I expected. Murphy takes this simple idea and runs with it in a very interesting and relevant way. For those that don't like politics in their comics, stay away from this. But if you like politics done in a very interesting way, pick this up.

Batman: White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy, Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 4, 2017

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #32 Oct 4, 2017
8.5

I think the revelation of what Batman did in this was interesting. It's definitely going to piss some folks off that have thin skin but I liked it. I'm also looking forward to what happens post-marriage proposal. Other than that, the overall storyline of WoJaR was meh, filled with many highs and lows.

Batman #32

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 4, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, C...

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nec reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Sep 27, 2017
5.0

It was ok. Too much previews for my liking especially considering I k we all this from solicits. I would give it a 7/10 but this loses 2 points for the price. This should have been 2.99 because of all the previews. In the end this is a poor mans rebirth.

Marvel Legacy #1

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic ...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Action Comics #988 Sep 27, 2017
9.0

This was a great origin for why Mr. Oz does what he does. It was very tragic and thought provoking. I'm excited to see where this will go and how it will effect Superman and the Doomsday Clock story.

Action Comics #988

By: Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"THE OZ EFFECT" part two! As Superman struggles with the ramifications of Mr. Oz's identity, the mysterious figure's origins and the long road to Superman's doorstep finally reveal themselves.

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Sep 27, 2017
7.0

This was frustrating. There were some cool reveals and hints at future story lines but most of the book was pointless. To compare to Rebirth (which is impossible not to do), Johns planted the seeds for the future of DC through a unified theme. This, however, was just a bunch of little teases at random story lines without any sense of a connecting thread. I will say that the art was fantastic; arti more

Marvel Legacy #1

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic ...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #31 Sep 22, 2017
8.0

I actually like this issue quite a bit. The Kite-Man stuff in this was much more worthwhile than the previous issue. Janin knocks it out of the park again. I am interested in how this will wrap up; contrary to Snyder, King typically sticks the landing just the journey to get there is not always great.

Batman #31

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Sep 20, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part five! It's tough to beat the two biggest puzzlemakers in the world at their own game, and Batman's gambits have only pulled him deeper into the moral quagmire where the Riddler and The Joker do their dirty work. All of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Batman faces the ultimate conundrum: are brainteasers bette...

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3.0

I don't understand what happened. I thought the first issue was really funny but this was just painfully unfunny. None of the jokes land and that's what this series has relied on. The plot is uninteresting and the art is very mediocre.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• A classic villain has reinvented himself, and it does not bode well for Spider-Man!
•  And what is J. JONAH JAMESON up to NOW?!
Rated T

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8.0

Pretty awesome. Di Giandomenico has been one of the standout artists to come out from rebirth so I'm happy to see him on this. This is the perfect example on how to do a tie-in; it is a one-shot and is directly related to the event without being necessary for those who just want to read Metal. It was awesome to see how the Red Death was created and I'm definitely intrigued to see how the others ca 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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thecomiccookebook added Max Landis to their creator watch list Sep 19, 2017
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thecomiccookebook added Tom King to their creator watch list Sep 19, 2017
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thecomiccookebook added Donny Cates to their creator watch list Sep 19, 2017
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thecomiccookebook added Mister Miracle to their pull list Sep 19, 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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thecomiccookebook is now following Steve C Sep 19, 2017

Steve C

Reviews: 11

Pull List: 19

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10

Damn, that was amazing. I love how Snyder is not only taking continuity from his own story but also from Morrison's Batman and Multiversity as well as Geoff John's Justice League among others. Everything that I though would be ridiculous actually paid off and is now really cool. If I wasn't sold on this before, I am now.

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?

thecomiccookebook reviewed Mister Miracle #2 Sep 13, 2017
9.5

I'm certain this is going to be something special. The plot is progressing nicely and the paranoia Scott feels is what the readers feel. Gerads is still fantastic on art so there is nothing really to complain about.

Mister Miracle #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 13, 2017

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to do...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Action Comics #987 Sep 13, 2017
8.0

Very good start to this story line. I love seeing Superman being a hero and inspiring. The big reveal will upset a lot of people, but I think this could be really cool. I will wait and see how this is explained because this possibly could be a red herring still.

Action Comics #987

By: Dan Jurgens, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Sep 13, 2017

"THE OZ EFFECT" part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman #30 Sep 6, 2017
4.5

This story doesn't make sense. Isn't this whole fight over who gets to kill Batman? So what good would Batman joining a side be? The Kite-Man focus in this issue was totally unnecessary, unlike the previous Kite Man interlude. This story arc has been confusing and pointless. At least the art is great.

Batman #30

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN" part two! In our second "War of Jokes and Riddles" interlude, it's the making of a super-villain! He's been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman-now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He's lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

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thecomiccookebook - Sep 6, 2017

The whole reason for the Joker and Riddler's war was over who gets to kill Batman. So already, Batman joining a side makes no sense whatsoever because why would either Riddler or Joker a) trust him and b) not try to kill him? Also, it's not really established why Batman thinks picking a side will solve the problem because technically, he's the problem.

WSJim - Sep 7, 2017

We were set up to see who Bruce was going to side with and joker and riddler were going to kill batman...why did that suddenly change?????

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xreader1407 reviewed Secret Empire #10 Aug 30, 2017
5.0

Really wanted to like this conclusion more, think it would've been better if Cap had an internal conflict rather than what we got. Hopefully the next epilogue issue ties up all the loose ends this one didn't bother to acknowledge. Would like to see a more serious fallout that this event was building up too rather than the oh ok everything is fine now approach.

Secret Empire #10

By: Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven
Released: Aug 30, 2017

Can there be any redemption for Captain America as the SECRET EMPIRE starts to crumble?
Rated T+

thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #10 Aug 30, 2017
6.5

Damn, even with a good artist on board for the last issue feels rushed. Some pages were great, many were pretty weak for McNiven. I thought the way they got Steve back was pretty creative. The narration is still very cheesy. Overall, this event was okay, neither the outrage a lot of people made it out to be nor this fantastic story about our current political climate.

Secret Empire #10

By: Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven
Released: Aug 30, 2017

Can there be any redemption for Captain America as the SECRET EMPIRE starts to crumble?
Rated T+

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thecomiccookebook dropped Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man from their pull list Aug 30, 2017

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!
The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be th...

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9.0

Nightwing: New Order does more with character motive in one issue than secret empire does in nine issues.

Nightwing: The New Order #1

By: Kyle Higgins, Trevor McCarthy
Released: Aug 23, 2017

NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without "weapons"-where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Cru...

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Furyspectre - Aug 24, 2017

I couldn't have said it any better, so I am going to directly copy and paste your review.

6.5

The comedy that made me fall in love with the first two issues was mostly absent here. Instead the focus is on this Kingpin plot which isn't particularly original. Kubert's art is mostly pretty good though some panels appear messy. I'm probably going to drop this for now unless I hear about a massive improvement in the future.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Aug 23, 2017

• Spider-Man and the Human Torch are following a trail of terrifying tech, and the trail takes them to... WILSON FISK?!
•  The former Kingpin of Crime is still quite a force to be reckoned with...but what is HIS connection to all this?
Rated T

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daddyT - Aug 25, 2017

wow... 43 jokes in this issue alone, and... the comedy wasn't there for you? wow, you and I are very different.

7.5

This was heartfelt and fun. This continues the theme of the Generations books appropriately with each incarnation of Wolverine proving they are the best at what they do. The only downside is that it's still frustrating to not know what caused these characters to meet; hopefully we get the answer soon and make these stories more enjoyable.

Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Aug 16, 2017

THE TEAM-UP YOU'VE ALL BEEN ASKING FOR!
•  The death of WOLVERINE shook the Marvel Universe... And the ascension of the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE reimagined what a healing factor and some Adamantium claws can do!
•  But the amazing combination of LOGAN and LAURA is the duo you've been waiting for! Tom Taylor, the mind behind ALL-NEW WOLVER...

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6.0

This was the weakest of these Generations book, surprisingly. What I have liked out of the other tie-ins was missing here: both generations learning from each other. The last page was awesome but not really relevant to the intent of these books. I'm surprised I didn't like this more because I typically love Aaron's Thor material.

Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Aug 23, 2017

HER HAMMER, HIS AX: A WORTHY APOCALYPSE.
•  When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt - facing a young Odinson!
•  A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Secret Empire #9 Aug 23, 2017
7.5

It's a well concocted resolution for the most part with most questions answered. Some situations in this happened due to convenience or just because it needed to happen. Another criticism is the narration continues to be ridiculous and redundant. Other than that, a solid issue in an overall mediocre event.

Secret Empire #9

By: Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Aug 23, 2017

UNITED WE STAND - against the SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

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kfc902 reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 16, 2017
7.5

A lot of build up I am still interested. The art was just ok and issue was light on the action but still a good read.

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

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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