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JBL Reviews rated Marauders #3 Dec 4, 2019
8.0

Marauders #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Michele Bandini
Released: Dec 4, 2019

SALT WATER & HELLFIRE! THE NEW BLACK BISHOP OF THE HELLFIRE CLUB!
Sebastian Shaw recruits a new Black Bishop continuing with his machinations against the two Queens of the Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause!
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
3.5

King is really asking a lot by giving us so little story progression each issue

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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myconius - Dec 4, 2019

because he had no plan. he's just stalling. waiting for this all to be over. he's a fraud.

JBL Reviews reviewed Action Comics #1017 Nov 30, 2019
2.0

I’d say it was hard to follow, but in reality there wasn’t much here. Totally skippable issue. Romita’s pencils were God awful. No point to this issue at all.

Action Comics #1017

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Nov 27, 2019

"Invisible War" part one! It's one of the biggest creator reunions in years as writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist John Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. In this issue, it's all-out war on the streets of Metropolis-and at the end of this epic there will be a huge change to...

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JBL Reviews rated Freedom Fighters #11 Nov 30, 2019
8.5

Freedom Fighters #11

By: Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows
Released: Nov 27, 2019

The final battle for the fate of Earth-X has begun, and the last charge of the Freedom Fighters is underway! The team may have bested the defenses of the Nazi stronghold of Cheyenne Mountain, but now our heroes must face off against the combined might of the newly reconstructed Cyborg Overman, the evil Plasstic Men, and the psychotic Hitler III! Th...

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JBL Reviews rated Fallen Angels #2 Nov 27, 2019
6.0

Fallen Angels #2

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated X-Force #2 Nov 27, 2019
8.5

X-Force #2

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated New Mutants #2 Nov 27, 2019
6.0

New Mutants #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Nov 27, 2019

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Justice League #36 Nov 22, 2019
6.0

Justice League #36

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Nov 20, 2019

How powerful is too powerful? Lex Luthor has assembled everything he needs to complete his plan of turning the world toward doom, including reviving the ancient goddess Perpetua and restoring her powers. But can he keep Perpetua from dragging the DC Universe into the abyss alongside the rest of the Multiverse? This is a question that hero and villa...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
2.0

I've seen porn movies with more plot than this disaster of a comic. Once more, King tries (and fails) to mask lack of an actual plot with a second narrative, pretending its poetic themes match whatever's happening on the issue's pages. And also, once more, he ends a meaningless, shallow comic on a cliffhanger teasing what may come... and eventually, I can bet, it won't. I've been burne too many ti 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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myconius - Nov 22, 2019

Detective Chimp - yeah. they're a bunch of sniveling groveling ass kissers.

Detective Chimp - Nov 22, 2019

@myconius I would save Joshua McDonald from Batman News. I think he brings very honest reviews. And what about all that "people" coming just to give a 10 without any explanation just helping to save the people rate from our 1 point reviews? If not for those dubious "people" the ratings would be as low as around 2 points but right now is around 6 points.

JBL Reviews reviewed Batman #83 Nov 22, 2019
4.0

I paid money for what? 2 pages of anything happening?

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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JBL Reviews rated Batman/Superman #4 Nov 21, 2019
6.5

Batman/Superman #4

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Even from prison, the Batman Who Laughs is staying two steps ahead of the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel. His plan to infect heroes and turn them into the Dark Multiverse versions of themselves is starting to build steam, with Shazam and others already succumbing to his evil toxin. Batman and Superman are racing the clock to prevent the other ...

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JBL Reviews rated Marauders #2 Nov 21, 2019
6.5

Marauders #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The Hellfire Trading Company has control of Mutant trade on the seas... but that doesn't mean its Inner Circle is done stabbing one another in the back. As Captain Pryde and her Marauders sail on, the real cutthroats are back home...
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Excalibur #2 Nov 21, 2019
2.0

Excalibur #2

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Betsy Braddock is Captain Britain, but a citizen of Krakoa. With Rogue's condition a mystery, the team heads to the one place that has always been the seat of Excalibur's power - the Lighthouse.
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Superman #17 Nov 16, 2019
5.0

Superman #17

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Nov 13, 2019

Superman's new Fortress of Solitude sits in the most remote corner of the Bermuda Triangle. Constructed using Kryptonian technology far beyond anything our world knows, filled with intergalactic, pan-dimensional secrets from all over the Multiverse...how could it possibly be missing?

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JBL Reviews rated X-Men #2 Nov 14, 2019
7.5

X-Men #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Nov 13, 2019

When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Fallen Angels #1 Nov 14, 2019
7.0

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Event Leviathan #6 Nov 14, 2019
6.0

Event Leviathan #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Nov 13, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what's their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of ...

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JBL Reviews rated Justice League #35 Nov 9, 2019
5.5

Justice League #35

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Nov 6, 2019

This issue: Lex Luthor wins! Everything Lex has been working for over the past year and a half comes to fruition as he finally possesses the fully powered Totality and plans to bend Hypertime to his will. The Legion of Doom's leader will defeat the Justice League once and for all and make his final pitch to serve at Perpetua's side-and the Multiver...

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JBL Reviews rated Batman #82 Nov 9, 2019
6.5

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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JBL Reviews rated X-Force #1 Nov 8, 2019
8.5

X-Force #1

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated New Mutants #1 Nov 7, 2019
7.0

New Mutants #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+  

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JBL Reviews added New Mutants (2019) to their pull list Nov 7, 2019

New Mutants (2019)

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+  

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1.0

Once again, Morrison loves to create comics where we are not sure what is happening. People love it, I don't.

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Nov 6, 2019

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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Valiant Son - Nov 12, 2019

Grant Morrison is a vastly overrated writer. Orthodoxy says that he must be lauded, but often the work is mediocre at best. You are not alone.

JBL Reviews commented on this:
6.5

I think Morrison is too Smart for me

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Nov 6, 2019

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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JBL Reviews - Nov 6, 2019

I don't get the trend of "I didn't understand it, but it was so good". I want my comics to be enjoyable, not work that I have to deduce what could possibly be happening.

JBL Reviews rated DCeased #6 Nov 3, 2019
8.5

DCeased #6

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done? The senses-shattering conclusion to the year's surprise blockbuster is here!

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JBL Reviews rated Dead Man Logan #12 Nov 3, 2019
8.5

Dead Man Logan #12

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Henderson
Released: Oct 30, 2019

LEGENDS NEVER DIE!
"A shockingly well-constructed farewell" - Comic Watch  
"Violent fun" - Comics: The Gathering
"A masterpiece" - YouDon'tReadComics.com
Parental Advisory

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JBL Reviews rated Excalibur #1 Nov 2, 2019
6.0

Excalibur #1

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Oct 30, 2019

A NEW DAWN IS FORGED!
The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side - Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee...and Apocalypse.
Rated T+

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9.0

Chrononauts: Futureshock #1

By: Mark Millar, Eric Canete
Released: Oct 30, 2019

MINISERIES PREMIERE
  
THE BOYS ARE BACK.
CHRONONAUTS returns with FUTURESHOCK, as time-traveling physicists Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly attempt to conquer the future with their new machine-The Timehawk. A little older but none the wiser, the best friends return for their biggest mission yet!

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JBL Reviews rated Action Comics #1016 Oct 25, 2019
6.0

Action Comics #1016

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Clark Kent, defender of the truth! The Daily Planet is under siege as the streets of Metropolis prepare for a gang war! The invisible mafia is invisible no more-and the streets of Metropolis will burn if the truth does not get out. All this, and another dive into the secrets of DC's newest teen sensation... Naomi!

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JBL Reviews rated Batman/Superman #3 Oct 24, 2019
7.0

Batman/Superman #3

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Oct 23, 2019

"Who are the Secret Six?" part three! Is Superman the newest member of the Batman Who Laughs' Secret Six? It certainly looks that way, and Batman may be powerless to stop the Man of Steel and his own demented doppelgänger. The Dark Multiverse's most dangerous Bruce Wayne is loose in our world, and he has our world's greatest superhero at his s...

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