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Double Down reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #3 Feb 15, 2019
4.0

So, now we skim the top.

Story: 4/10
Art: 3/10
Overall: 4/10


Story: It's tough to give a review to this issue without spoiling the ending, but basically... you can skip issue 2 and 3, because it seems like issue 4 will start off at exactly the point issue 2 should have?

That's what I get from things. It all seems pretty well useless to me.
Lis more

The Batman Who Laughs #3

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Feb 13, 2019

All the pieces are starting to fit together as the Batman Who Laughs acquires another key element in his plan-one that is linked to the founding fathers of Gotham City and to a legacy started by the Wayne family and protected by none other than Oswald Cobblepot. While the Penguin goes head-to-head with the darkest version of his mortal enemy, Batma...

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Double Down reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #2 Jan 19, 2019
7.0

Odd direction

Story: 7/10
Art: 7/10
Overall: 7/10


Story: Considering the impact and awesome cliffhanger issue 1 left off with, I didn't expect this story to take this direction.

It almost negates the ending of issue 1 altogether, rendering it meaningless.

That being said, I mean... Okay, BWL is well written, and we are trying to flush out more

The Batman Who Laughs #2

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jan 16, 2019

After the shocking ending of issue #1, a ticking clock sets Batman on a trail throughout the different realities of the Multiverse. He starts to see all the iterations of his life, and what could have been...but more importantly, Bruce Wayne begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong, and that all the mistakes he's made are somehow con...

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Double Down reviewed Return of Wolverine #3 Dec 14, 2018
1.0

Dropped.

Story: 2/10
Art: 1/10
Overall 0/10

Story: Read issue 2. It sucked. Who cares? This sucks, this isn't fun, this is work.
So naturally, I wasn't anticipating issue 3, and it definitely didn't disappoint!

As in, I expected this to suck and it did. Epic Shit!

Art: Oh man, I'm sorry. I'm not going to bash Declan here. I'll let the rati more

Return of Wolverine #3

By: Charles Soule, Declan Shalvey
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Wolverine vs. the X-Men?!

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Double Down reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #1 Dec 14, 2018
9.0

Buckle up!

Story: 9/10
Art: 8/10
Overall: 9/10


Story: The story for me started... oddly. I wasn't feeling Snyder's direction, the jargon between Alfred and Bruce... the heist.

But when Mr. Freeze got torched, I began to laugh (no pun intended).
This is a wide ride. The gloves are off and this will be a trip to remember.

I just didn' more

The Batman Who Laughs #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of ...

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Double Down reviewed Farmhand #3 Sep 24, 2018
1.0

1. I'm dropping it and selling my books.

I tried reading issue 3. I got about 5 or so pages in and I don't care.

I don't care about the school plot, I don't care about tertiary characters, and now, I don't care about this book.

I honestly didn't read the last few pages. I put the book down.

I don't care.

Fail. NEXT

Farmhand #3

By: Rob Guillory
Released: Sep 12, 2018

    Riley and Abby Jenkins are the Jenkins Farm's newest interns. They'll spend the day shaving scalp bushes and trimming nose flora. You know, farm stuff.
Also: Ezekiel has a heart-to-heart with Tree about the Jedidiah Seed's origins. And it ain't good news.

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Double Down reviewed Return of Wolverine #1 Sep 24, 2018
4.0

Simple. I'm giving this a 4 because of the art.

I love Steve McNiven's art. I grew up with BWS' Weapon X. This looks perfectly Wolverine to me.

Soule's script is garbage. It's something a high school student could do, not a 'top tier industry profession', and certainly not the same guy that killed Wolverine off in the first place.

The Death of Wolverine, although more

Return of Wolverine #1

By: Charles Soule, Steve McNiven
Released: Sep 19, 2018

HE'S BACK, BUB.
Parental Advisory

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Double Down reviewed Farmhand #2 Aug 10, 2018
5.0

The helium is escaping!

Story: 6/10
Art: 7/10
Overall: 5/10

Story: The excitement and enthusiasm I felt for this book really left. I get the exposition that Rob Guillory is trying to develop, but quite honestly, I don't give a shit enough yet.

There's just a lot of back and forth... and I can't say I care about any of it.
The "superman" kid and his a more

Farmhand #2

By: Rob Guillory
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Ezekiel Jenkins just wants to forget his past. Unfortunately, now that he's returned to his family's farm, that's going to be damn near impossible. And if dealing with his own demons isn't enough, today he'll be dealing with a few of his father's as well.

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Double Down reviewed Euthanauts #1 Aug 1, 2018
7.0

Hmmmmmm....


Story: 5/10
Art: 8/10
Overall: 7/10

Story: I have to admit, this cover really caught me. I don't know what it was, but I started thinking about the imagery... and the premise of this magic air helmet that lets you live forever... the more i looked at this cover, the more I kept thinking, and dreaming. I love this cover.

Enough about the more

Euthanauts #1

By: Tini Howard, Nick Robles
Released: Jul 18, 2018

Death is like outer space-a seemingly unknowable, terrifying blackness that yields beautiful discoveries and truths-if only you've got the right kind of rocketship. Thalia Rosewood has had a lifelong obsession with death, keeping her from living her life to the fullest. Mercy Wolfe has a brain tumor the size of a billiard ball, and a need for a new...

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Double Down reviewed Unnatural #1 Jul 29, 2018
6.0

Does sex sell?

Story: 4/10
Art:8/10
Overall: 6/10

Story: It’s engaging. There’s character. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but that’s more meaningful than it sounds. I feel the environment and the day to day, I just can’t decide yet whether I care yet or not.

Art: Fluid, and sexy. I’m digging the colour palette, and I want to see more. It more

Unnatural #1

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jul 4, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE!

Leslie is a simple pig girl. She loves sushi, she's stuck with a job she hates, and she lives under a brutal totalitarian government-one that punishes transgressors for anything deemed "unnatural." Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But those dreams are becoming dangerous...

This Italian hit series ...

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Double Down reviewed Isola #1 Jul 29, 2018
5.0

BORING! (Read in Homer Simpson’s voice)

Story: 4/10
Art: 8/10
Overall: 5/10

Story: I read this twice. I had to. The first time ‘reading’ it (I use quotations because this is just a picture book) I would have rated this book a 2.
There’s nothing to it... aaaand it feels flat!
I skipped ahead and have read issue 2, and it gets kind of better? But, n more

Isola #1

By: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
Released: Apr 4, 2018

Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook's ...

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Double Down reviewed Batman: White Knight #8 Jul 28, 2018
7.0

Yep, Middle Of The Road.

Story: 7/10
Art: 10/10
Overall: 7/10

Story: I don't understand what the love is all about. It's... fine! Fine... I can't get over all this pill stuff, and the flipping back and forth with Jack and Joker. I also found Sean Murphy's excessive dialogue to be in full swing here. It's a good read. If you hate Tom King's Batman like I do, then thi more

Batman: White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: May 9, 2018

In the extra-sized finale of Sean Murphy's top-selling miniseries, Jack Napier's suspicious seduction of Gotham City comes to its twisted conclusion! With the city on the verge of becoming an icy tomb for the GTO, Batgirl makes a crucial assist and Gordon is forced to reevaluate his judgment of Batman to secure the greater good. As the true Joker's...

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Double Down reviewed Saga #54 Jul 28, 2018
4.0

The Hate Is Strong With This One...

Story: 6/10
Art: 8/10
Overall: 4/10

Story: Disgruntled. I'm disgruntled. It might have something to do with the fact that I loved Saga from 1 to 18. L O V E D. 19 began its decline, and never recovered for me after the death of Izabel.

But let's not talk about that. I just feel like I should explain myself. First of all more

Saga #54

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Jul 25, 2018

END OF STORY ARC!

The explosive "season finale" to SAGA's most shocking storyline yet.

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Double Down reviewed Farmhand #1 Jul 28, 2018
10

It's a 10 for me dawg!

Story: 10/10
Art: 7/10
Chapter: 10/10

Story: Wow! Pulled me right in. Excellent job. Exactly what a number 1 needs to do. I'm hooked and excited for more. I actually can't decide whether I wait for several issues to come out and binge read, or just read them as they are released. I feel like it's that good.

Art: I'm familiar with Ro more

Farmhand #1

By: Rob Guillory
Released: Jul 11, 2018

Jedidiah Jenkins is a farmer-but his cash crop isn't corn or soy. Jed grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. Lose a finger? Need a new liver? He's got you covered. Unfortunately, strange produce isn't the only thing Jed's got buried. Deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm, something dark has taken root, and it's beginning to bloom.

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Double Down reviewed Hawkman: Found #1 Jan 8, 2018
4.0

What's The Point?

Story: 2/10
Art: 7/10
Chapter: 0/10

Story: I usually like Jeff Lemire's stuff. I got bogged down trying to get passed all of the... and stuttering this character does in his own thought bubbles. This issue felt dragged out as well. I understand the premise, which is cool, but that's all it was.

Story: Nah. Hitch was really on, at some ar more

Hawkman: Found #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 27, 2017

One of DC'S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall-a.k.a. Hawkman-in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history's most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a m...

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Double Down reviewed Batman #35 Jan 8, 2018
2.0

A Let Down.

Story: 4/10
Art: 6/10
Chapter: 2/10

Story: No thanks. I don't enjoy how Batman and Catwoman interact. It's oddly juvenile conversation between two people. It didn't feel genuine or authentic, it feels forced and contrived.
The ongoing development between Nightwing and Damian is fantastic, as they wait together, which is immediately cut down by dumb more

Batman #35

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Nov 15, 2017

"Dream of Me" part three! Has the Caped Crusader passed the point of no return? Turns out he's going to need a little help from his friends, but this help comes with a downside: Batman's true intentions will be exposed.

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Double Down reviewed Batman #33 Jan 7, 2018
9.0

Cinematic!

Story: 8/10
Art: 9/10
Chapter: 10/10

Story: I loved it. Easy read and well formatted. Quick to get in and through the premise. I haven't warmed up quite yet to this whole Batman/Catwoman dynamic yet. Still feels foreign.

Art: Just delicious stuff. The page layouts, the perspectives... I felt Catwoman's green eyes on page 8! Joelle Jones is some more

Batman #33

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Oct 18, 2017

"A DREAM OF ME" part 1! Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family-each disturbed by Batman's journey, each ready to stand in his way, each ready to push back against Batman's stubborn determination to evolve into somethin...

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