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ModestMoonMan rated Flash #32 Oct 16, 2017
7.0

Flash #32

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"BLACK HOLE RISING"! While the Flash's negative Speed Force powers begin to take their deadly toll on Barry Allen's life, Black Hole begins its most audacious assault yet when the criminal outfit finally assumes control of S.T.A.R. Labs!
RATED T

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ModestMoonMan rated Harrow County #26 Oct 16, 2017
8.0

Harrow County #26

By: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
Released: Oct 11, 2017

A dark force has returned to Harrow County and it's coming after Emmy, striking in just the right places to hurt her the most. Will she be able to protect her home and herself alone, or will Emmy need to gather some allies in order to defeat this evil once and for all?

"An interesting read from cover to cover, and the twists in plot and in...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Batman: White Knight #1 Oct 15, 2017
10

Sean Gordon Murphy has possibly created the next Batman masterpiece. One of the best artists in the business, he's now given the chance to pen his own elseworlds Batman tale, and this 1st of 8 issues fully delivers. The Joker has been cured (has he?) and is building a case to hold Batman accountable for the countless, unchecked destruction Batman's done during his time as a vigilante. It's an inte more

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 ...

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ModestMoonMan added Batman: White Knight to their pull list Oct 15, 2017

Batman: White Knight

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 ...

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8.0

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!

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ModestMoonMan rated Green Arrow #32 Oct 14, 2017
8.5

Green Arrow #32

By: Ben Percy, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Oct 4, 2017

DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! "GOTHAM RESISTANCE" finale! The Gotham Resistance has fought its way through lands of fire, poison, destruction and fear, but no one was ready for the craziest showdown of all: Green Arrow and Black Canary, whose eternal lovers' quarrel goes medieval as the team marches into the hellish, mind-bending world of The Man Who ...

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ModestMoonMan rated Superman #32 Oct 14, 2017
8.0

Superman #32

By: James Bonny, Tyler Kirkham
Released: Oct 4, 2017

The concluding chapter of "Breaking Point," Deathstroke has come to Metropolis...and he's got his sights set on Superman. Slade Wilson gives the Man of Steel an impossible choice: maintain his ideals and let the love of his life die, or save Lois Lane and become a killer himself. Will Deathstoke push Superman to his breaking point?
RATED T

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Batman #32 Oct 13, 2017
8.5

I thought the conclusion to this story arc was relatively satisfying. The "difference between a riddle and a joke" was a well earned line. The amount of guilt and shame that Bruce carries around becomes evident here, but maybe even more so is Selena's ease of looking past it. Issue #32 concludes Tom King's best Batman arc to date, and I can't wait to see what's next.

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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9.0

Gerry Duggan has been creating these singular one-shot stories within his run on All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, and for the most part they've worked well to flesh out the story. Issue #11 is a great example of this, as it sheds some background on the Raptors that attacked the Guardians during issue #8. Plus it's great to see Nova used in a Guardians book again. Hopefully this hints at Duggan inv more

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #11

By: Gerry Duggan, Roland Boschi
Released: Oct 4, 2017

The Nova Corps...the peacekeepers of the galaxy, charged with maintaining order, serving and protecting the sentient peoples who make it their home. The Fraternity of Raptors...a shadow organization dedicated to imposing their own order on the galaxy. Rich Rider guest-stars as these two forces come into desperate conflict!
Rated T+

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Royals #9 Oct 10, 2017
8.0

A solid start to the new "Fire From Heaven" story arc. Al Ewing has been creating something really special with his Royals run, and it seems we're getting clise to a big payoff with the Progenitors.

Royals #9

By: Al Ewing, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Oct 4, 2017

FIRE FROM HEAVEN Part 1
If the Inhuman race was born of Kree experiments, then who made the Kree? Enter the Progenitors! Meanwhile the Inhuman Royal Family, led by Black Bolt and Medusa, are searching for the Prima Materia-the original Terrigen. But even if they find the chemical that will save their dying race...can they escape the revenge of ...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Astonishing X-Men #4 Oct 10, 2017
7.5

While Carlos Pacheco is capable of much better, the art in issue #4 is still serviceable. The plot has begun to slow down a bit, though there are some interesting plot points involving Professor X. With each issue, it seems that Astonishing X-Men is turning into a Professor X story. Could we be seeing a return from the dead? Will be interesting to see.

Astonishing X-Men #4

By: Charles Soule, Carlos Pacheco
Released: Oct 4, 2017

A MONSTER IS LOOSE IN LONDON. HIS NAME IS LOGAN.
•  Psylocke, Bishop and Angel are all that stand between a mind-poisoned Logan and a mountain of corpses.
•  Rogue and Gambit consider their options.
•  Fantomex and Mystique get the party started.
•  And somewhere, the Shadow King laughs and laughs...
Rated T+

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ModestMoonMan reviewed X-Men: Gold #13 Oct 10, 2017
4.0

The cover art is beautiful. And that's about the only positive thing I can say about this issue. What an utter disappointment. The inner artwork was abysmal. The artist chose to trace 3D models as opposed to creating the art on his own, and it really shows. The characters are stiff and locales dull and uninteresting. I may have given this a pass if the writing was great, but alas it was just as me more

X-Men: Gold #13

By: Marc Guggenheim, Mike Mayhew
Released: Oct 4, 2017

MOJO WORLDWIDE Part 1
Mojo, the demented creature obsessed with melding deadly television shows with reality, has made Earth his focus and it's going to take the combined might of two X-MEN teams to fight back! But when threats from their past are thrown at them, how will these teams react? With SENTINELS and BROOD and BAD MEMORIES attacking at...

8.5

I'm beginning to like the direction these Metal one-shots are going in regards to giving solid, interesting background stories for the Dark Universe Batmen. Batmen that have finally succumb to the darkness within. All while a Joker-type character jumps amongst the multiverse to recruit them. I'm Murder Machine we get a violent and brutal story about Bruce Wayne grieving the death of Alfred, and at more

Batman: The Murder Machine #1

By: Frank Tieri, Ricardo Federici
Released: Sep 27, 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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ModestMoonMan reviewed X-Men: Blue #12 Oct 4, 2017
5.0

Over the last few issues, X-Men Blue has taken a hard left turn, with quality dipping in both art and story. The Toil and Trouble arc has definitely been the weakest thus far, and really did nothing to progess any of the numerous plot points set up by Cullen Bunn in the initial 9 issues. Hopefully the upcoming Legacy crossover with X-Men Gold over the next two months helps to boost both titles, as more

X-Men: Blue #12

By: Cullen Bunn, Douglas Franchin
Released: Sep 27, 2017

...NOW YOU DON'T!
•  While HANK continues to struggle with his newfound magical skill, JIMMY HUDSON struggles with a challenge all his own...
•  Will Jimmy be able to regain his memory with the help of his new friends?
•  And will he like what he finds if he does?

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Infamous Iron Man #12 Oct 4, 2017
6.0

Overall, I was pretty disappointed in how Bendis chose to end this series. We really get no resolution with Dr. Doom's motives behind his turn to hero, and the reveal of Mephisto being the actual villain of the entire run, was just odd. It came out of left field, and Bendis used the first 3 pages of the issue to have Mephisto break the 4th wall, turn towards the audience, and describe through long more

Infamous Iron Man #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Sep 27, 2017

• The epic climax to one of the most critically acclaimed stories of the year! With enemies on all sides, how can Victor Von Doom continue to carry on the legacy of Iron Man...especially when the legacy of Doctor Doom still haunts him at every turn?
•  Don't miss this very special issue, as its events will have massive repercussions for...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Flash #31 Oct 4, 2017
7.5

Williamson's built the groundwork for an interesting rogue in Bloodwork should he, or any future Flash writers choose to use him further. The conclusion to this particular story seemed a bit deflating, but the art itself was great. An intriguing twist at the end with Barry's dismissal from the lab and his future workplace. Could make for some great stories going forward.

Flash #31

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"BLOODWORK" part two! Central City is the battleground for one of the most brutal fights of Barry Allen's life as he squares off against the monstrous Bloodwork, whose powers are so gruesome we can't tell you more about them here! Making things worse for The Flash as he confronts this unstoppable new threat is the fact that it's all his fault! Witn...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed The Mighty Thor #23 Oct 4, 2017
7.0

Solid artwork and layouts by Valerio Schiti, however the War Thor storyline couldn't have ended sooner. It's not that it was necessarily bad, it just hasn't served any purpose in progressing the storyline. Of course, part of this may just be Jason Aaron trying to fill some time until Legacy begins with the Death of Thor story arc in issue #700. I don't have a problem with that, but it doesn't make more

The Mighty Thor #23

By: Jason Aaron, Valerio Schiti
Released: Sep 27, 2017

THOR AGAINST THOR!
•  When the Ultimate Thor finally goes too far, in the name of peace and sanity, Jane has no choice but to stop him.
•  Can she quell the rage of the War Thor before he destroys the very realms he once hoped to save?
Rated T+

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Batman: The Red Death #1 Sep 28, 2017
8.5

Although advertised as a Dark Nights: Metal tie-in, Red Death does a great job of establishing who these Dark Universe Batmen are, and what their motives may be. Great art by Carmine Di Giandomenico and story by Flash Rebirth regular, Joshua Williamson. I'm not sure how well the remaining tie-ins will be, but Red Death is definitely one that I can recommend as a must read for Metal readers.

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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ModestMoonMan reviewed Aquaman #28 Sep 28, 2017
9.5

This Underworld arc has by far been the best of Dan Abnett's Rebirth run. Stjepan Sejic's art is a masterpiece and flows perfectly with Atlantis' underwater locales. The political intrigue, the underground vigilante, the beloved attempting to save her true love. Dan Abnett has created something really special here, and Aquaman is becoming one of the most consistant titles in the DCU.

Aquaman #28

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Sep 20, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" finale! Caught in the claws of the monstrous crustacean crime baron known as Crush, Aquaman and Dolphin are bargaining chips in a most dangerous game with the cruel King Rath, who'll do anything to keep the secret of Arthur's survival from the people of Atlantis. Meanwhile, Mera's mission to break into the sealed kingdom hits a rough p...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Green Arrow #31 Sep 28, 2017
9.0

I have to admit, I wasn't too impressed with the earlier issues in this Hard-Traveling Hero arc, but the final two were pretty great. I've really enjoyed the Green Arrow/Green Lantern pair and their banter. It's also nice to see Oliver given a bigger role within the Justice League, even if not as a main member. With excellent art by series regular Otto Schmidt, Green Arrow #31 has been one of my f more

Green Arrow #31

By: Ben Percy, Otto Schmidt
Released: Sep 20, 2017

"HARD TRAVELING HERO" finale! For a year Oliver Queen has been one step behind the Ninth Circle. Now he knows why: an orbiting fortress from which the super-villain financial empire secretly spies, steals, buys, sells and kills everyone and everything Green Arrow needs to defeat them. And. It. Is. Going. DOWN. It'll take the whole Justice League to...

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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 ...

ModestMoonMan reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Sep 28, 2017
6.5

Marvel Legacy's a bit of a mixed bag. There are some really good moments in the book, but overall it feels like a blend of short teaser trailers for the upcoming Legacy series, more than a the definitive, connected story to bring Marvel back to its roots that we were told it would be. And at an asking price of $5.99, that's a hard sell for a series of "sneak peeks". I did enjoy the 1,000,000 B.C. 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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ModestMoonMan reviewed Batman #31 Sep 25, 2017
8.0

A satisfying read, though I didn't feel it was on par with the previous chapters in the War of Jokes and Riddles arc in terms of storytelling. This issue is used more for build-up towards the massive showdown in the concluding issue. But, an okay issue in Tom King's Batman run is still a great comic.

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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ModestMoonMan reviewed Superman #31 Sep 25, 2017
8.0

Deathstroke writer James Bonny takes over for this "Breaking Point" arc. While at times the story felt a bit rushed (especially during the setup), the core aspects of the plot were solid and fun. The interior art by Tyler Kirkham however, steals the show. Some of his Deathstroke panels alone, I would buy as single prints. Beautiful stuff. I look forward to the continuation of this story.

Superman #31

By: James Bonny, Tyler Kirkham
Released: Sep 20, 2017

Lois Lane is after the interview of a lifetime. The subject of her Daily Planet article: Deathstroke the Terminator! Determined to get "inside the mind of a killer," Lois follows a trail of bodies across the globe and comes face to face with the ultimate assassin. But the encounter turns deadly and, with Superman half a world away, the interview of...

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6.5

Unlike many of the other Generation issues, I don't have too many negative criticisms here. The art is nice, the story has some charm to it (though, there are obvious plot holes), and the interaction between Carol and Kamala are sincere. One does have to ask though, what is the point of the issue, and is it a must-buy for Marvel fans in general? The short answer is, no. Even if it was priced as a more

Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• Ms. Marvel's falling out with her idol Carol Danvers, a.k.a. the Mighty Captain Marvel, just took a BIZARRE turn!
•  Kamala suddenly finds herself as an intern at Woman Magazine - Carol's former place of employment! Between cozying up to her boss, filing back issues, and her usual super-heroing, how will Kamala find time to figure out...

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7.0

Writing here is still solid, however this issue was full of exposition. Through it we learn a lot about how the various plot points in these first 10 issues connect with one another, however it does make for an unnecessarily slow issue. There is some clever writing and the artwork continues to be solid. But this issue could have been better composed.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #10

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• The Guardians have been caught between the Collector and the Grandmaster, between the Raptors and the Novas, between being "heroes" and getting paid...but between you and me, they might need to work things out between themselves...
Rated T+

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ModestMoonMan reviewed X-Men: Gold #12 Sep 24, 2017
8.0

I've constantly complained that X-Men Gold has been a series without direction. However, issue #12 tells the origin story of Kologoth, a villain introduced in issues #1-3, and also ties into Kologoth's whereabouts during issues #7-9. As a single issue on it's own, this can been seen as filler before the upcoming X-Men Gold/Blue Mojo crossover. But it's used with good effect to connect all of the i more

X-Men: Gold #12

By: Marc Guggenheim, Luke Ross
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• While on a mission to apprehend the latest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the X-Men discovered a villain amongst their number who was a complete mystery.
•  Little did they know, the alien Kologoth was on a mission of his own!
•  Now, they're on the verge of discovering Kologoth's true nature...but will it be t...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Royals #8 Sep 24, 2017
8.5

One of the strongest issues in the series this far, as things begin to start paying off. Enjoyed how Ewing writes Gorgon in this issue, and the scenes with Maximus and Noh-varr in the future were great. I'd begin to lose a bit of hope on the direction Ewing was taking Royals, but if issues continue like this one, I'm all in.

Royals #8

By: Al Ewing, Kevin Libranda
Released: Sep 20, 2017

This issue: WAR!
•  The Snarks want to watch the world burn - and they'll use the powers of the Inhumans to make it happen!
•  LOVE! Star-crossed romance - Inhumans style! Which of the crew ends up sucking face in the depths of space?
•  AND EVERYTHING ELSE! The Skyspears reveal their secrets - but can Maximus be trusted wit...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Mister Miracle #2 Sep 20, 2017
9.5

Tom King and Mitch Gerads are creating something quite special here. Issue #2 pits Scott Free leading an army against Apokolips at the orders of the new Highfather, Orion. As a devoted soldier, Mister Miracle obeys the commands given to him, no questions asked. But something seems a bit off here. Scott can't figure out how to work the shower, or even notice when it's on. He second guesses the feel more

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...

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ModestMoonMan reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #2 Sep 20, 2017
9.5

Dark Nights: Metal's over-the-top, zany, 90's-esque roller coaster ride continues with issue #2. Snyder and Capullo are really making something special here. Not only have they created a comic series of pure fun (at a time when the comic industry needs it more than ever), but this Metal event looks to be something that will have long-lasting traction going forward for years to come. We learn more more

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?

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