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superstan52 reviewed Sinister War #2 Aug 5, 2021
2.0

So, uh, why does Kindred need 30 villains to kill S-M when he repeatedly killed him by his lonesome? And sneaking up on all these super villains while they were sleeping and implanting something IN THEIR HEADS without waking them? May be the single stupidest thing I've read in a comic book.

Sinister War #2

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Spidey's classic problem has been multiplied by two and you don't even know the HALF of it. Twelve of Spidey's greatest villains are out for blood: Spider-Man's and each other's! Ock and Vulture make their big plays this issue that are going to shake up NYC in ways you didn't think were possible!
Rated T+

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MainManDan reviewed Thor #14 Apr 14, 2021
7.0

This ending was sorta underwhelming?

Odin 🤝 Tony

Writers making something their fault. Difference here is Thor is always cleaning up after Odin, its a tired troupe.

I'm not a fan of the what happened.. Loki and Thor seem to feel sorry for Donald, so they stop Odin from killing him… but then they torture him for eternity. What?

Thor #14

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Apr 14, 2021

THE FINALE OF "PREY" - AND THE FIGHT OF THOR'S LIFE!
All-Father Thor breaks out of his prison! But Donald Blake has amassed more power than the King of Asgard can know. One thing is certain: When the hammer comes down, only one man will remain standing. Big action and big stakes are the Donny Cates and Nic Klein special - but you've never seen ...

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Merlyn - Apr 15, 2021

It is in character for Loki and Donald killed a lot of people, him getting away scot-free would've been wrong.

superstan52 - Apr 18, 2021

I agree. Blake didn't deserve that ending.

superstan52 reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 18, 2021
10

This is my first Nightwing comic, as, from the reviews, I was expecting something game-changing along the lines of "The Anatomy Lesson" from Swamp Thing #21. Instead I got another comic where the hero becomes a millionaire (why?), comes out against bullying (controversial!), and gets a new Bathound origin story. I'm sure I missed something significant, but that's my 2 cents.

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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superstan52 reviewed Daredevil #28 Mar 10, 2021
8.0

My main problem with this issue is the central thesis that prisons are designed to help the imprisoned. That may be laudable (if oft-underfunded and ignored) side benefit, the main rationale is to Protect Society from the incarcerated. As well as to punish those for their crimes, and act as a deterrent and warning to those tempted to commit crimes. Matt's initial instinct - that he's not above the more

Daredevil #28

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 10, 2021

A NEW DAREDEVIL RISES TO PROTECT HELL'S KITCHEN!
Matt Murdock is a killer - but while he's serving his time as the masked vigilante called Daredevil, Hell's Kitchen has suddenly been left without a guardian devil.
Or it was, until ELEKTRA NATCHIOS took it upon herself to protect Murdock's neighborhood and his legacy as the NEW DAREDEVIL!

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superstan52 reviewed Superman #29 Mar 9, 2021
5.0

Let's dispense with the art, which is cartoonish and awful. Three things I hated/made no sense: 1) When Supes tells his son "You're better at this than I ev-" Based on WHAT??? Modesty notwithstanding, Jon hasn't been around long enough to prove himself At All.
2) Jon telling his father he doesn't have long to live (and can't change it). Really? Is that something to tell your father - especia more

Superman #29

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson jumps from DC Future State back to the present for a two-part story that spans Superman and Action Comics this month!
In “The Golden Age,” Jonathan Kent steps back to examine his father’s legacy. When a monstrous foe from outer space attacks Clark-and nearly kills him!-this young hero must consider the ...

superstan52 reviewed Action Comics #1028 Dec 24, 2020
1.5

This whole arc was pointless, boring and characterizations were interchangeable.

Action Comics #1028

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson wrap up their run on Action Comics with “House of Kent: Epilogue”! With the final fate of Metropolis’s underworld revealed at last, it’s time for each member of the House of Kent to face their unknown futures head on, including Lois, Conner, Jon, Kara, J...

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superstan52 reviewed Superman #28 Dec 15, 2020
4.0

This was a part of the galaxy so far away that no one, including Superman, had seen before, and yet The United Planets (another over-used Bendis conceit) manage to get there in virtually no time. How? Art was great, storyline was too confusing to dig into.

Superman #28

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Dec 16, 2020

It’s the Man of Steel’s last stand in this final Superman tale by the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado! Superman comes face to face with an alien race that he desperately wants to help before it is too late. As the cosmically powered race known as the Synmar aim their deadly power at the Man of Steel’s adopted ...

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superstan52 reviewed Action Comics #1027 Dec 10, 2020
1.5

Indistinguishable members of the "House of Kent" - and why were they even needed? Horrible overuse of Phantom Zone in Bendis' entire run. Every threat can just be relegated there, it seems. Incoherent storyline regarding Lois and big dud of an ending to Leone/Red Cloud (one of the worst villains ever) storyline. Just awful.

Action Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Is Superman on the ropes? An epic battle rages across the skies of Metropolis! The House of Kent, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Brainiac 5, and Young Justice’s Conner Kent all unite to face an enemy from another dimension unleashed by the Invisible Mafia! This kind of power can lay waste to an entire family of super...

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RedKSuperman reviewed Action Comics #1027 Nov 25, 2020
1.0

*Spoilers*

Ok, well with this issue we conclude the House of Kent storyline and not a moment too soon. This issue was just bad all the way around with a story the wraps up everything in the dumbest and least interesting way possible. Yet, before we get into that we should really mention how badly this issue is butchered by the art work. The cover is is just bad with it's disproportion more

Action Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Is Superman on the ropes? An epic battle rages across the skies of Metropolis! The House of Kent, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Brainiac 5, and Young Justice’s Conner Kent all unite to face an enemy from another dimension unleashed by the Invisible Mafia! This kind of power can lay waste to an entire family of super...

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superstan52 - Dec 10, 2020

I agree with the review, but Jimmy owning the Daily Planet was actually established in Fraction's highly-entertaining Jimmy Olsen maxi-series that concluded a few months ago.

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KittyNone reviewed Action Comics #1027 Nov 26, 2020
1.5

I have been less consistently sour on Bendis's Superman than most here - I'll never understand spending all that money on something you know you'll hate - but wow this is absolutely incoherent. The only good thing in the issue was just a restatement of the conclusion to Fraction & Lieber's Jimmy Olsen, and if there was ever an issue that did not benefit from reminding you of better Superman storie more

Action Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Is Superman on the ropes? An epic battle rages across the skies of Metropolis! The House of Kent, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Brainiac 5, and Young Justice’s Conner Kent all unite to face an enemy from another dimension unleashed by the Invisible Mafia! This kind of power can lay waste to an entire family of super...

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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Psycamorean - 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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Psycamorean - 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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