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superstan52 reviewed Daredevil #22 Sep 24, 2020
8.5

Another good issue, except the part about Daredevil being granted parole because they can't think of a reason to deny it? How about he might go back out on patrol and kill somebody else? Or - being a "masked man" - just decide to fade into the woodwork. Plot weaknesses like this in an otherwise strong series irritate me.

Daredevil #22

By: Chip Zdarsky, Francesco Mobili
Released: Sep 23, 2020

"TRUTH/DARE" CONTINUES!
•  Still grappling with the blood on his hands, Matt Murdock makes one of the biggest choices of his life.
•  But what effect will Matt's choices have on DAREDEVIL? And what about the people who need him?
•  See why people are talking about DAREDEVIL as one of Marvel's...

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superstan52 reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Sep 1, 2020
7.5

So all these years, when one Joker is locked up in Arkham,the other Jokers go underground,never surface or commit mayhem? Why would they do that? I dont buy the premise. Plus, the Joker admitting they need " a Better Joker?" Nahhh.

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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superstan52 reviewed Action Comics #1024 Aug 25, 2020
1.5

Pointless. Boring. Messy.

Action Comics #1024

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Aug 26, 2020

The city of Metropolis has been rocked by Luthor’s  latest attack and the drama surrounding Superman’s truth, and that gives the invisible mafia a new foothold to change the City of Tomorrow forever. Meanwhile, the Daily Planet is under siege! The fallout from Superman: Villains continues as Clark Kent steps out into the world as a reporter fo...

superstan52 added Action Comics (2016) to their pull list Aug 25, 2020

Action Comics (2016)

PATH TO DOOM Chapter One
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrows newest protector: Lex Luthor. But its not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected the new Clark Kent! DONT MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue! NOW SHIPPING TWICE MONTHLY!

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superstan52 reviewed Action Comics #1023 Jul 21, 2020
1.0

Now THAT was one terrible comic book. I'm not sure the pages were even in the right order.

Action Comics #1023

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jul 22, 2020

Just days after Clark Kent’s own shocking revelation, the facts behind who actually owns The Daily Planet have been revealed-and all hell has broken loose! The fallout from the Superman: Villains special starts here! No one is safe as a new era of Superman stories begins! Plus, now that the dust has settled, is the Red Cloud hero or villain? 

superstan52 reviewed Superman #23 Jul 8, 2020
3.0

Superman just looks like a big lug this issue. Bendis is in full "Bendis speak" mode, with all characters, including Dr.Fate and John Constantine, speaking in little, totally out of character "rejoinders" and witticisms. Bendis obviously thinks all the confusion about Jon and Jor-El reads like an Abbott and Costello routine, but it's just tiresome and takes up a lot of space. Nothing to see here, more

Superman #23

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Jul 8, 2020

With Superman’s secret identity suddenly revealed to the world, many in his life are worried that he has been tricked or duped into destroying his own privacy! All the more worrisome is Superman has been very susceptible to mysticism. Could all this madness be magic related? It’s time to call the doctor…Dr. Fate!

superstan52 reviewed Batman #93 Jun 24, 2020
7.5

My only comment is that it's easy to have a villain boast he has a criminal plan that's magnitudes of genius and complexity than anybody else has ever conceived and then never show the plan's actual machinations.

Batman #93

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Batman faces off with the Designer as "Their Dark Designs" reaches its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. "Joker War" is coming, a...

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2.0

Superman: Villains #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Mar 4, 2020

The Man of Steel's greatest villains react to the biggest news to ever rock the DC Universe. Lex Luthor, Mongul, Toyman, The Joker, and more of the world's greatest villains must come to grips with how the world changes now that the truth has been revealed by Superman. Some of comics' most unique and creative voices unite to tell a story that chang...

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superstan52 rated Daredevil #19 Mar 4, 2020
8.0

Daredevil #19

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 4, 2020

• Hell's Kitchen is hanging by a thread-and that thread is Daredevil!
•  Owl makes his play while Mayor Fisk watches from the sidelines.
Rated T+

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superstan52 rated Daredevil #18 Feb 19, 2020
10

Daredevil #18

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Fornes
Released: Feb 19, 2020

TARGET: DAREDEVIL!
•  The war in Hell's Kitchen builds as Owl takes his stab at Wilson Fisk, formerly the Kingpin of Crime - now Mayor of New York!
•  Matt must come to terms with what Daredevil truly means.
•  And he better do it soon, as a new and deadly foe makes a decisive return...
Rated T+

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superstan52 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #37 Jan 10, 2020
3.0

This clairvoyant thing is too sci-fi for Spidey, and really, makes no sense. All these alternate realities donr occur simultaneously or track exactly, so how does it predict where spidey should be to stop a break-in? I dont likethe art,either.

Amazing Spider-Man #37

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jan 8, 2020

• There are too many problems in New York City and Spidey can't be in four places at once-- unless he CAN?!
•  Peter's life is as complicated as ever but can science be the answer?
•  It's a new year and the buildup to "Last Remains" and much more starts here!
Rated T

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YourGreenMuse - Jan 10, 2020

Spidey is built on sci-fi concepts. And it's a probability machine. It doesn't predict exactly, but it gives Spider-Man a good indication of when and where a crime is going to occur.

superstan52 reviewed Action Comics #1018 Jan 1, 2020
1.5

A 5 page scene with the fire chief?Superman endorsing political candidates? No thanks.

Action Comics #1018

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 1, 2020

One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to brin...

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RedKSuperman - Jan 3, 2020

I 100% agree, it is and was completely out of his character to do that. Bendis gave zero thought to that.

superstan52 reviewed Daredevil #15 Dec 19, 2019
6.0

I've been a huge fan of Chip's run, but this issue...I dunno. Matt's whole retirement from DD is predicated on not causing more death, so he breaks into the governor's home with... Elektra? Elektra? Seriously? A ninja assassin who immediately sticks an enormous sword at the governor's throat? What could go wrong? Aside from the fact that breaking into the governor's home, for whatever reason, is s more

Daredevil #15

By: Chip Zdarsky, Francesco Mobili
Released: Dec 18, 2019

• As Mayor Fisk suffers an existential crisis, his city descends into chaos.
•  Matt Murdock, on the other hand, has more conviction than ever - and stands poised to reprise his role as Hell's Kitchen's protector.
Rated T+

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superstan52 reviewed Superman #18 Dec 12, 2019
6.0

Perry's reaction in 2015, when he slapped Clark, was more on the mark: Clark destroyed his - and Lois'- credibility as reporters. Any Superman stories they wrote are totally compromised. Lois will lose her Pulitzer. The Daily Planet loses its integrity. Lois is now "Mrs. Superman" which cant make her happy. The Planet's employees, Clark's neighbors, and the entire town of Smallville now are endang more

Superman #18

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Dec 11, 2019

With Superman's family scattered across the galaxy, our hero must confront some of his greatest concerns about himself and his place in the galaxy. Legendary artist Ivan Reis joins writer Brian Michael Bendis as they introduce the biggest change in the Man of Steel's life ever!

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superstan52 reviewed Batman #84 Dec 6, 2019
4.0

If Thomas wanted to spare Bruce the pain and misery of being Batman, wouldn't he have made SURE Bruce and Selina got married? After all, the reason they Didnt wed was because Selina was convinced if Bruce was happy, he couldn't be Batman?

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Quinn reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
2.0

I don't know what linear story telling did to King as a child, but it must be terrible. Because King just refuses to tell a story in linear order.

Apparently Thomas Wayne's whole motivation is that he fell in love with the Selina Kyle of his world and he wants Bruce to, in some sort of weird psycho-sexual transference thing, seal the deal.

Apparently Martha Joker killed Selin more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Detective Chimp - Dec 18, 2019

Oh thank you father.

Talon1load - Dec 19, 2019

You’re welcome my son

superstan52 reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
4.5

I've read more poetry reading King's run on Batman than I ever did in college, or since. Not what I read comics for. I agree with all the other criticisms about miraculous healing/discontinuity between issues, etc. My main complaint is the entire story line makes no sense, including FB (not "father" - why does Bruce call him that?) thinking killing Alfred will make Bruce give up being Batman? I co 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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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.

9.5

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #5

By: Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Jingles sell, Batman smells,
A prank war goes astray,
A Batmobile lost a wheel (literally),
'Cause Jimmy stole it from the valet!

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superstan52 reviewed Batman #82 Nov 6, 2019
2.0

That's it? Just another Bat-Bane brawl after all this time? No sign of "broken Bat?" No psychological trauma, no physical rust? No reaction from Bane, seeing his mater plan unravel? And just asking, but isnt it the villain who's supposed to fight dirty? And does Bane really get so weak being disconnected from his juice for 10 minutes? No sense of triumph after all Bruce's tribulations.

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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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...

superstan52 reviewed Fantastic Four #13 Aug 14, 2019
5.5

the problem with so many stories is that the set-ups are so much better than the pay-offs, and this is one of those. Last issue was really powerful, and left our "heroes" in a dire situation. This one provided too simple resolutions, a totally unrealistic ending to the fight, and a "reverberation" back to the Puppet Master that doesn't even make any sense. Plus, the fight scenes weren't particular more

Fantastic Four #13

By: Dan Slott, Sean Izaakse
Released: Aug 14, 2019

The clock is ticking down. The moment is almost at hand. That do-or-die instant where Ben Grimm will either find the will to win -
or be annihilated by the fighting-mad Immortal Hulk!
Rated T

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superstan52 reviewed Daredevil #9 Aug 7, 2019
9.0

This feels like an Adult comic book, with a story that is complex, thought-provoking, and impossible to anticipate where it's going next.

Daredevil #9

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Aug 7, 2019

• There's a new DAREDEVIL in town, and Matt Murdock has no idea who it is!
•  Neither does Cole North, the tough-as-nails detective who's been hot on the Guardian Devil's trail for weeks.
•  Can Matt Murdock truly live a life without Daredevil? Can Cole?
Rated T+

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KFuqua reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #7 Jul 31, 2019
2.0

More of this horrible "Batman Who Laughs" garbage! Enough already!

The Batman Who Laughs #7

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jul 31, 2019

It's the final showdown between Batman and the Batman Who Laughs... but how do you defeat a foe who knows your every instinct and every move? Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good versus evil. You can't miss this finale to the epic miniseries that will tear up the very foundations of Gotham City!

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superstan52 - Aug 4, 2019

if you want me tosay he has the 4ight to post a 'useless' opinion, and waste everyones time,i guess he does. i still say its pointless and stupid. and thats MY opinionm

YourGreenMuse - Aug 5, 2019

Alright then, I'm glad we could agree.

superstan52 reviewed Fantastic Four #12 Jul 31, 2019
10

One of the rare cliffhangers where you really cant wait for the next issue (although I have an idea how it will resolve)...

Fantastic Four #12

By: Dan Slott, Sean Izaakse
Released: Jul 31, 2019

Ben and Alicia are off on their dream honeymoon in a remote tropical paradise...until someone decides to crash it. Or should we say SMASH IT?! Get ready for the biggest HULK VS. THING FIGHT OF THE CENTURY! PLUS: The saga of the Future Foundation by Jeremy Whitley and Wil Robson!
Rated T

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superstan52 reviewed Daredevil #5 May 15, 2019
10

Raises questions ive never seen addressed in comics before.i have NO idea how thisgets resolved,if it does, which is Highly unusual. Plus, it makes you confront your own feelings about superheroes and collateral damage.

Daredevil #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: May 15, 2019

• Accused of murder, Daredevil has been on the run trying to prove his innocence. But even he can't outrun judgment forever.
•  Don't miss the explosive finale of Chip Zdarsky's first arc of DAREDEVIL!
Rated T+

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superstan52 rated Amazing Spider-Man #20 Apr 26, 2019
6.5

Amazing Spider-Man #20

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Apr 24, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 4
•  The big showdown begins. Spider-Man vs. Kraven. Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen.
•  If this is like past Kraven stories, you know it's not going to go how you THINK it's going to go.
Rated T

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superstan52 rated Action Comics #1010 Apr 26, 2019
6.0

Action Comics #1010

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Steve Epting
Released: Apr 24, 2019

One by one they fall: A.R.G.U.S.! The D.E.O.! The Kobra Cult! And now, Spyral! Clark Kent and Lois Lane go undercover to find out who is behind all of the attacks on the top-secret and underground organizations of the DC Universe! Is it the rise of a new power in the DCU called Leviathan? Named one of the best comics of the year by Paste magazine!

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superstan52 reviewed Fantastic Four #9 Apr 26, 2019
6.0

The whole premise of this arc was silly. Doom saps Galactus' power to power Latveria? Seriously? And Doom is going to give the stolen power cosmic to someone other than himself? The characterizations were pretty good, but that was about it. Also, am I mistaken, or didn't Kirby or someone else establish that Doom's face only had the mildest of scars and it was his own warped ego that made him thin more

Fantastic Four #9

By: Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder
Released: Apr 24, 2019

"WHAT PRICE VICTORY?"
•  One cruel act will forever change the relationship between the Fantastic Four and Victor Von Doom.
•  The fate of Latveria and of the world and the balance of Cosmic Power in the Universe all rests on one decision!
•  All will be revealed in the terrifying final chapt...

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superstan52 reviewed Man and Superman #1 Feb 9, 2019
8.5

Minor spoilers: Clark's big 'Flying Man' story didn't work for me, because 1) did no one wonder How and IF Clark interviewed him? Wheres proof? Did he take a photo? No? Why not? And one paragraph of Supes explaining himself WITHOUT Clark asking where he's from, how he got his powers, etc., does NOzt a great reporter make. Also, when Clark destroyed those missile in his street clothes, why didn't T more

Man and Superman #1

By: Marv Wolfman, Claudio Castellini
Released: Feb 6, 2019

"This is the best Superman story I've ever written." So says living legend Marv Wolfman, and when you've written hundreds of Superman stories as he has, it means a great deal. This gem of a tale - written and drawn from 2006-2009 for the SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL series - explodes from the DC archives as a triumphant tale of Clark Kent's fateful first ...

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