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8.5

Extermination #4

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Oct 31, 2018

• The X-Men are at the end of their rope.
•  If even one of the original five X-Men dies, our future is lost.
•  Jean Grey and the X-Men only have one option left...and it may cost them everything.
Rated T+

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William McKelder reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Nov 5, 2018
6.5

I don’t think Tom King likes Batman very much. He makes him pretty incompetent a lot. He also seems to not give a damn about any kind of continuity. Besides that, I don’t hate this story. It has potential. I like Clay Mann’s artwork.

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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myconius reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
2.5

it seems Harley Quinn is now the most powerful character in the entire DCU.
this time she completely outfoxes the entire DC trinity.

characters act like complete idiots. dull robotic dialog. poor attempts at humor.
(why is everyone including Batman all of the sudden calling Batman’s utility belt his “Bat-Belt”?)
Batman carries Kryptonite in his *UTILITY BELT* he alw more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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myconius - Nov 5, 2018

Harley has become such an overpowered Mary Sue. she shouldn't need the kryptonite she stole out of Batman's *Bat-belt* to defeat Superman. all she has to do is swing at him with her baseball bat, or maybe just stab him with a pie knife.

JBL Reviews - Nov 25, 2018

Haha. Yes.

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ohhaimark reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Nov 2, 2018
5.0

THE GOOD:

-Great art. Clay Mann continues to deliver in this issue.

-I love the therapy session scenes. In a typical comic, I would usually knock those for being too repetitive, but for now, the emotion and character depth these scenes display is too remarkable for me to care

-Very funny issue. I laughed a lot. I honestly think Tom King is a better comedy writer th more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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7.5

****Spoilers*****

Heroes in Crisis #2 meanders a bit but manages to remain one of the better reads on the shelves this week despite its flaws. 

The bulk of the comic covers the Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) and their investigation following the murder at Sanctuary and their confrontation with Harley Quinn.

The rest of the issue follows Booster Gold a more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Nov 2, 2018
3.0

This is gross. Let's just get it out of the way. The dialogue is still as bad as ever. It's like the writer has a dart board with, maybe, 3 different dialogue trees. There's the "character A says X, character B says !X" one, there's the "character makes innocuous statements, but break down, letting the audience know that this is *deep*" and there's the "character goes off on an unrelated tangent b more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

William McKelder rated Wild Storm #18 Nov 5, 2018
9.0

Wild Storm #18

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Oct 31, 2018

You can never go home again, but John Lynch needs to go somewhere to begin the last act of his life. Jack Hawksmoor never really had a home, especially since he became something other than human.  As the war between IO and Skywatch gets hot, Marc Slayton has somewhere for Lynch to go, and Jenny Sparks may have a new home for Jack Hawksmoo...

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8.0

Red Hood and the Outlaws #27

By: Scott Lobdell, Pete Woods
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Everything changed for the Red Hood last issue. This time around, everything changes for Jason Todd! Devoid of partners and exiled from Gotham City, Jason gets a fateful message from the last person he expected to see again. The news he learns leaves him with no choice but to don the Red Hood mask once more and double down on his two-fisted crimefi...

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William McKelder rated Catwoman #4 Oct 16, 2018
9.0

Catwoman #4

By: Jo?lle Jones
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Things have gone from bad to worse for Selina in Villa Hermosa. Her new city has taken away what little she was able to carry with her from Gotham, and her rap sheet offers scant protection when local crooks frame her for murdering two police officers. The law has caught up with her and Catwoman is in the clink, giving her time to reflect on her li...

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William McKelder reviewed Cemetery Beach #1 Sep 17, 2018
8.0

Starts off action packed. Looking forward to more plot development as the story continues.

Cemetery Beach #1

By: Warren Ellis, Jason Howard
Released: Sep 12, 2018

From the creators of the acclaimed TREES graphic novels, which are currently being adapted for television, comes something completely different. A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-wor...

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William McKelder reviewed Detective Comics #988 Sep 17, 2018
8.0

Putting the detective back in Detective Comics. I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. I hope it continues to build.

Detective Comics #988

By: James Robinson, Stephen Segovia
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Kicking off an arc guest-written by James Robinson (writer of the Batman classics "Blades" and "Face the Face") with art by rising star Stephen Segovia! It looks like the kind of murder case too ordinary to draw the attention of Batman...but once the World's Greatest Detective gets involved, the identity of the victim completely unravels-and leads ...

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William McKelder rated Punisher #1 Aug 26, 2018
8.5

Punisher #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Aug 22, 2018

YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way...

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myconius reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #1 Aug 22, 2018
9.0

ok! first off, Kelley Jones’s art- WOW!!!

The Joker's voice in this story is pitch perfect!
the banter and antics between Batman & Joker was Gold!

and i love that Scott Peterson writes a really bad-ass Batman of action!
in this story, Batman is confident, competent, Man of few words,
and he don't take NO guff from NOBODY!
This Batman get's it DONE!! >
this is some of the BEST story sequencing i've ever seen Kelley Jones illustrate thus far!
Batman comes off as menacing and someone you would not want to mess with.
and the Rogues of Arkham look GREAT!

Kelley Jones's Scarecrow also looks especially horrifying!

this comic for me is actually be more of a 9.1 or 9.2 in score.

Fast paced! Action packed! Terrific art!
i really enjoyed this comic SO much!
looks like it's going to be a fun ride!! more

Batman: Kings of Fear #1

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Aug 22, 2018

Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight in this explosive miniseries written by former BATMAN editor Scott Peterson! Batman's been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn't sure how much of a difference he's making. Doubt, fear and insecurity are starting to take over. And as all of those negative feelings ...

8.5

Justice League Dark #2

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Aug 22, 2018

Plagued by a rash of otherworldly resurrections, the new JLD team begins scouring the shadowy corners of the DCU looking for leads. Turns out, this latest mystery ties back to the Tree of Wonder, last seen laying down roots in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE-and it bears poisoned fruit to boot. The Tree serves as a doorway from the Realm of Magic to our...

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Bill Blaze reviewed Catwoman #2 Aug 8, 2018
9.5

Joelle Jones is on point. Her artwork is truly amazing.

Catwoman #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or wi...

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Alum918 reviewed Catwoman #2 Aug 8, 2018
10

Joelle Jones is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists. And finally, a female hero who doesn't sound like she's being written with a man's voice

Catwoman #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or wi...

William McKelder reviewed Catwoman #2 Aug 12, 2018
9.5

The art is phenomenal! I'm interested to see what this big plan is. We continue to see the emotional toll that Selina has taken from recent events. Doesn't explain why she did what she did, but that's not really for Jones to do. So far I'm enjoying this book.

Catwoman #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or wi...

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William McKelder rated Deathstroke #34 Aug 5, 2018
8.5

Deathstroke #34

By: Christopher Priest, Carlo Pagulayan
Released: Aug 1, 2018

It's part five of "Batman vs. Deathstroke," and "The Stormy Present" finds our two marquee combatants locked in the Batcave, forced to resolve their differences-or die trying! The showdown only turns saltier when the feds seize Bruce Wayne's assets, including Wayne Manor, after Slade drops a dime. And Deathstroke shows Batman he's not the only dete...

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8.0

No! Lockjaw?!? Now Black Bolt?!? I just started liking Black Bolt after Ahmed’s series.

Death Of The Inhumans #2

By: Donny Cates, Ariel Olivetti
Released: Aug 1, 2018

JOIN OR DIE!
Attilan died screaming without its king. Now Black Bolt sets out for vengeance against the Kree - and leads the last of his people to their deaths. For the Kree have a weapon of their own...one that will teach the Silent King what it truly means to be voiceless. The massacre continues as Donny Cates and Ariel Olivetti bring the Inh...

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9.0

Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #1

By: Peter Milligan, Robert Gill
Released: Jul 25, 2018

AN ALL-NEW EPIC BEGINS! Valiant's sold-out descent into the horrors of the ancient world returns with A BLOODSTAINED JUMPING-ON POINT from legendary comics master Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) as Antonius Axia, history's first detective, launches into an otherworldly mystery of monst...

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8.5

Detective Comics #985

By: Bryan Hill, Philippe Briones
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Batman called Black Lightning to Gotham City for help with a specific case-but what is Batman hiding from Jefferson Pierce? It looks like he's in touch with somebody from their mutual past, and he doesn't want Black Lightning to know about it -and that operative might be in over their head!

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William McKelder rated The Silencer #7 Jul 28, 2018
8.0

The Silencer #7

By: Dan Abnett, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Reeling from her previous encounter with Talia al Ghul, The Silencer wants a permanent end to hostilities vis a vis several bullets into al Ghul's face. But first, a family vacation. When another pair of high-powered killers, Cradle and Grave, end up on the same flight out of town, The Silencer has no choice but to take them both out before the pla...

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William McKelder reviewed The Magic Order #2 Jul 25, 2018
10

I am loving this!

The Magic Order #2

By: Mark Millar, Olivier Coipel
Released: Jul 18, 2018

A dark force is targeting The Magic Order, killing off its members one by one. Time is running out, and the death toll is rising. Will Gabriel return to the fold to save his family, and the world, from the forces of evil?

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William McKelder reviewed The Weatherman #2 Jul 23, 2018
9.0

This is really good. What a disturbing scene. I'm really looking forward to the next issue.

The Weatherman #2

By: Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox
Released: Jul 18, 2018

Storm clouds and bounty hunters gather as Agent Cross takes local Martian weatherman and noodle bowl aficionado Nathan Bright to task for his alleged role in murdering the Earth. But Nathan may just be the last hope of preventing a second attack-one that could wipe humanity out for good.

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Spock's Brain reviewed Catwoman #1 Jul 11, 2018
8.5

I enjoyed "Catwoman" #1 quite a bit. Joelle Jones' art is absolutely gorgeous--her backgrounds, her facial expressions, the movement in her panels--she's one of the best in comics. The story worked for me as well--Jones only addresses the wedding in subtle ways through the story, not giving us explicit explanation of why she did what she did, so that the plot with the Catwoman imposters and the he more

Catwoman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Catwoman #1 Jul 4, 2018
9.0

SPOILER WARNING!!! (I mean Batman #50 didn't help did it?)

Writer: Joelle Jones

Artist: Joelle Jones

After the fiasco that was Batman #50, Selina must go back to her old ways of being on the streets. But with increasing pressure from authorities how will Selina fare? Is Joelle Jones's first issue on Catwoman a good one?

First things first, forget about more

Catwoman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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PacoPavlov reviewed Catwoman #1 Jul 4, 2018
9.0

I was so disappointed about Batman 50 but as redemption we get Catwoman 1.
Great.

Catwoman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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Steve C reviewed Catwoman #1 Jul 9, 2018
9.5

Really great #1 issue for Ms. Jones' first time (I think) writing for DC... and she illustrated it beautifully as well! Awesome start; I can't wait to read more.

Catwoman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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GL Mike reviewed Catwoman #1 Jul 4, 2018
8.0

It's tough to read and try to enjoy this on the heels of Batman #50. Thanks Tom King!

Catwoman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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TheGeekWonder reviewed Catwoman #1 Jul 4, 2018
8.5

Wait... Catwoman can say words other than "Bat"? Woah.

Catwoman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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