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bucswin611 reviewed Batman #71 May 15, 2019
8.5

No nursery rhymes. No repetition. No nightmares.
Yes Bat-family. Yes moody shadows. Yes emotional turmoil.
Biggest minus? The last line was a little on-the-nose.
My favorite issue of this run in a while.

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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Br'er Lapin - May 16, 2019

Let's be honest, there haven't been an excess of nursery rhymes.

bucswin611 reviewed Detective Comics #1003 May 10, 2019
8.0

No one writes Damian like Tomasi. Walker's designs on Damian were very inconsistent and kind of distracting - but he made up for it with his Arkham Knight designs (helmet on AND off) and Fairbain made some interesting color choices.

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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bucswin611 reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #5 May 10, 2019
8.0

This dabbled in cliche than the rest of the series, but Jock delivers the evil Robins better than any artist since their debut. I wish he had more time for backgrounds, like in Wytches.

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...

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bucswin611 reviewed Wonder Woman #70 May 10, 2019
7.5

This is a very interesting idea for a conflict, and I like Wilson going out of the box. This is first issue of her run, though, where the art surpasses the story - Xermanico is on fire.

Wonder Woman #70

By: G. Willow Wilson, Xermanico
Released: May 8, 2019

Wonder Woman, Steve Trevor and the goddess of love, Aphrodite, are pretty sure they've found Aphrodite's missing son in this unremarkable suburban town-the fact that everyone here is compulsively driven to act on their secret desires is an awfully big clue! But if they actually want to talk to him, they'll have to get through a flying army of...att...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman and the Outsiders #1 May 8, 2019
7.5

That's a promising start for sure. Didn't blow me away, but certainly has its fair share of potential. Every main character deals with their own problems that hopefully will be addressed properly in the series, and from the get-go there is a tension in between this unlikely bunch of vigilantes.

One thing I certainly like about this issue is Katana - for once she's more than silent walki more

Batman and the Outsiders #1

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: May 8, 2019

When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!
Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of ...

bucswin611 reviewed Batman and the Outsiders #1 May 10, 2019
8.0

Hill has an interesting story - and potential for more given that these characters have plenty of interesting areas to grow, however the dialogue feels stiff and clunky. Since Dexter Soy started on Red Hood, I have been a big fan - and Veronica Gandini's colors are bold and memorable.

Batman and the Outsiders #1

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: May 8, 2019

When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!
Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of ...

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8.5

Highlights of the issue were Maleev's layouts, the full page Bane, and Snyder's story. But I cringe at the overall concept because (and far be it from me to tell Snyder how to execute a villain!) isn't a fundamental part of being a villain...not thinking that you are a villain? Maybe other than Joker. I hope we don't backslide into black-and-white good/bad dichotomies. Overall score can't be harsh more

DC's Year of the Villain Special #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Cheung
Released: May 1, 2019

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.
The c...

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bucswin611 reviewed DCeased #1 May 2, 2019
9.5

Wow! From the premise I thought it would be a little more contrived, but it was surprisingly organic and witty. The only points off come from a little bit of "sketchy/cartoony" looking art, but it's a step up from Taylor's Injustice, and the artists did a remarkable job with the "camera" placement to orient to all the different settings/people. Sign me up.

DCeased #1

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: May 1, 2019

"I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him."-Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unpr...

bucswin611 reviewed Batman #70 May 1, 2019
7.0

How can an issue with above-average artists, wonderful coloring, and a few good quips amount to an overall "meh"? By re-treading Batman v. Arkham. I am starting to question the bi-weekly series as it leads to padding out.

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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DrTracy reviewed Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2 Apr 23, 2019
8.0

Wasn't really on-board until the final few panels. Now I'm moderately intrigued.

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2

By: Saladin Ahmed, Minkyu Jung
Released: Apr 17, 2019

• Ms. Marvel is reeling from a devastating loss, but with an alien invasion ravaging Jersey City, she's not going to have much time to grieve!
•  Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her family ever be the same? And what's all this business about a "Chosen One"?
Rated T+

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8.0

A good issue. I liked most of it. The ending seemed like a bit much though, but let's have it play out, I guess.

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2

By: Saladin Ahmed, Minkyu Jung
Released: Apr 17, 2019

• Ms. Marvel is reeling from a devastating loss, but with an alien invasion ravaging Jersey City, she's not going to have much time to grieve!
•  Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her family ever be the same? And what's all this business about a "Chosen One"?
Rated T+

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bucswin611 reviewed Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2 Apr 26, 2019
7.5

Pros: 3 headed boss battle. Potential widening of scope of the series (though I loved how ground level the past two series were). Action art.
Cons: Narration from Bruno's perspective in the second issue? C'mon, let someone who represents so much otherwise not-heard-from voices get the narration for a little longer entering into this series. Also con - too-quick parent resolution.

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2

By: Saladin Ahmed, Minkyu Jung
Released: Apr 17, 2019

• Ms. Marvel is reeling from a devastating loss, but with an alien invasion ravaging Jersey City, she's not going to have much time to grieve!
•  Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her family ever be the same? And what's all this business about a "Chosen One"?
Rated T+

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egon244 reviewed Wonder Woman #68 Apr 13, 2019
7.0

"Safe? No... but full of wonder"

This was a good arc. I enjoyed it, but if I'm being honest the ending felt abrupt.

This issue felt like it was rushing a bit towards the end. I think the overall story would benefit if it got one more issue. Four chapters instead of three. The sudden appearance of Aphrodite and the rest of the gang was a bit deus ex machina.

Despit more

Wonder Woman #68

By: G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Wonder Woman and Giganta must stare down the largest Titan that Olympus and the Earth have ever seen...but even if they defeat him, they must answer the question: Can Giganta ever be trusted to use her powers for good? Can Diana get through to her-or do some big bads just get bigger and badder?

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bucswin611 reviewed Wonder Woman #68 Apr 26, 2019
7.0

Pretty standard action fare that didn't seem to have much to say? Wilson is clever and I hope to more of that trait manifest in future work...

Wonder Woman #68

By: G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Wonder Woman and Giganta must stare down the largest Titan that Olympus and the Earth have ever seen...but even if they defeat him, they must answer the question: Can Giganta ever be trusted to use her powers for good? Can Diana get through to her-or do some big bads just get bigger and badder?

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Simon DelMonte reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 25, 2019
7.5

After Mahnke, Walker is a letdown. But who wouldn't be? A pretty good story, made stronger by the return to 'Tec of Damian. (Isn't it weird how much Tynion and King avoid using him?) Tomasi continues to write the best Damian Wayne stuff.

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 24, 2019
8.0

I am proud to say that Tomasi has been on a streak since 2016 and I'm loving it!

I really hope that it's not Jason Todd under the mask.

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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Darkseid24 - Apr 25, 2019

Would be better if it was Jason, but wouldn’t make any sense in this timeline, but only proves that making AK character canon makes no sense.

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Antonio reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 24, 2019
8.5

The art is just great and the story is incredible well written, I mean, the issue has amazing action panels and good dialogues. I did't expect the Robin part but I think once you read the entire issue it fits so well.

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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Nihilist reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 24, 2019
7.0

There always is a risk when a character created outside the main continuity comics finds their way to said continuity. The reason is, elseworld stories have their own style and set of rules that regular comics don't have to follow, or the other way, they don't need to follow regular comics' hard, often limiting "dos" and "donts".
Is Arkham Knight's debut a good idea? Is it going to redeem his more

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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Darkseid24 - Apr 25, 2019

It did get the GotY Edition quite fast. Since I have the game & all DLCs I wouldn’t buy the GotY either. But as for me it’s my favorite Arkham game, even so I love them all. Arkham Underworld was great too.

myconius - Apr 25, 2019

ok

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Linkush reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 24, 2019
8.0

"WHO'S WORSE? THE MONSTERS, OR THE MONSTER WHO SCARES THE MONSTERS?"
Another great issue, Tomasi keeps delivering the goods.

Once again, we get another issue with a lot of action and as usual, it was great and looked really good. The fight between Batman and Arkham Knight was handled great and the moment afterward with Jim was awesome.
One thing that I didn't expect was the fa more

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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waltgator93 reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 24, 2019
8.5

Definitely didn't see this story panning out the way it is, but hey enjoying it! Great art and dialogue, plus we have Damian and Bruce working together! It's strange to see Bruce and Gordon in same page especially since Batman punched Gordon while back...

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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myconius reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 24, 2019
8.5

WOW!!! this comic drew me RIGHT in!!
the comic started really action packed and adrenaline fueled.
the art is incredibly dynamic, the panels are nicely paced, and the story INTENSE!!
most importantly i am enjoying the HELL out of this version of Batman!
if ever there were a crisis, THIS is the guy i'd want watching my back!

not a lot of info is given able the Arkham more

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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Darkseid24 - Apr 28, 2019

I can’t remember Ace being in Kings Batman run, but both dogs are cute.

YourGreenMuse - Apr 29, 2019

Ace was in the first Batman annual from King's run.

bucswin611 reviewed Detective Comics #1002 Apr 26, 2019
8.0

Not as fun as the previous issue, but we do get Tomasi writing Damian in the Detective Comics line AND a reference to Aparo Bay. A fun read.

Detective Comics #1002

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Batman's first battle with the Arkham Knight was as brutal as they come...but things are about to get worse, as one of his most important allies jumps into the fray, and ends up in far over their head!

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bucswin611 reviewed Detective Comics #1001 Apr 26, 2019
9.0

Well, Tomasi is now 2-for-2 in extremely strong arc set-ups. This feels both exciting and accessible for brand new comic readers AND also appeals to fans of the game series. Walker brings a back-to-basics design to Gotham and Batman, with some of the colors being a little TOO much on the basic side (lacking midtones?). I'm in.

Detective Comics #1001

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Apr 10, 2019

After 1,000 issues, you'd think Batman could finally have a break...but no: as a new era dawns, he's facing the most dangerous threat of his career! The Arkham Knight has arrived in Gotham City with an entire round table of deadly allies, and their first encounter will leave Batman shaken to his core!

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Micky H reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 18, 2019
9.0

Superb loved it. On a special note, There is one image in this issue that will give ya nightmares 4 a while.

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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Azrael reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 17, 2019
9.0

This issue presents a more desperate Batman and continues the ongoing storyline with more twists and turns. Very good read!

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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mrDovydas reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 11, 2019
8.0

Bit confusing, but it makes sense considering with what's happening to Bruce.

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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Solidkjames reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 10, 2019
10

This issue has a lot to take in. Becoming your enemy has a whole new meaning but it’s always interesting to see Batman look a little more inside the Jokers mind. This has been a fantastic story and the worst part is we only have 2 issues left. This would make for a great regular series.

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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Darkseid24 reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 10, 2019
7.5

Good issue, even so it was a little bit confusing. Bruce is getting crazier. He’s apparently trying to think like the Batman Who Laughs by becoming him to beat him, but not sure, if that really works. His scene with Joker was quite weird, but also showed how much he’s already lost. These Bruce Waynes are also kind of weird.
Gordon is still held hostage& I don’t know, if James Jr. alrea more

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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ohhaimark reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 13, 2019
8.5

THE GOOD:

-Even if it felt kinda pointless, the opening scene was still just very well executed.

-Batman's little moments as the Batman Who Laughs were outstanding. Probably my favorite part of the issue.

-This issue was all kinds of creepy and I love it.

-Batman fighting Alfred was just so good. I mean, not that he fought Alfred, but the fact that it more

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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Darkseid24 - Apr 13, 2019

Im still asking myself, if James Jr. already betrayed them or not. Guess we have to wait another month to find out.

bucswin611 reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #4 Apr 26, 2019
8.5

A round of applause for Sal Cipriano on letters, who had one of the tougher assignments in a single issue that I've seen! Some classic Snyder science-ing and this reads like a Jock indie that just happens to have Batman. Great series.

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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