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Nihilist reviewed Supergirl #23 Oct 10, 2018
7.5

If Andreyko manages to keep his current momentum with the series, everything shows it's going to be the best Supergirl run in years. It's fun, full of action, the humor is not forced and works very well with the protagonist, who I may add, is just... super. Kara is entertaining, and her quest engages the reader.

My previous criticism related to art is still relevant - panels more often more

Supergirl #23

By: Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Supergirl's cosmic quest continues as she searches the galaxy for the truth about Rogol Zaar's connection to Krypton's destruction-and if there are any other culprits to be brought to justice. The library police are hot on Kara's trail after she breaks into the Green Lantern database on Mogo, but she's short on credits to pay the fine.

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Nihilist reviewed Plastic Man #5 Oct 10, 2018
6.0

First three issues of the run were phenomenal - lighthearted and funny where they had to, as well as touching and heartwarming in other scenes. Simone managed to introduce few characters who instantly have become my favourites, and everything was seemingly heading in the right direction. Plastic Man was on its way to become an instant modern classic.
And then #4 came out, and left me pretty d more

Plastic Man #5

By: Gail Simone, Adriana Melo
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Eel O'Brian takes a flexible view of morality: you walk on your side of the line, he'll keep his feet on his (no promises about his hands, eyes, ears or midsection). That all stopped when his alter ego Plastic Man got suckered into the high-stakes world of super-heroic traitors and super-villainous cabals. Now he's gonna stiffen his spine, screw up...

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Nihilist reviewed Superman #4 Oct 10, 2018
7.0

From what I've seen so far, Bendis is taking his time to tell a story - he slowly unravels it in the span of multiple issues, sometimes not even focusing on it. Instead, he likes to shift the focus towards emotions and relations between characters featured, which personally, I have nothing against. I like that, in fact.
The problem with this issue is, while we have some insight into Superman' more

Superman #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Oct 10, 2018

As Superman fights to protect the world  from Rogol Zaar and the Kryptonian convicts trapped inside the Phantom Zone, the greatest minds on Earth devise a risky plan to return the planet from the deadly prison. With the Earth continuing to crack and crumble and its greatest heroes fall, can the Man of Steel hold the line and give his adop...

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Nihilist reviewed Detective Comics #990 Oct 10, 2018
6.5

Not a strong issue, but not a bad one either. It just lacks proper narrative leading somewhere, which makes it look and feel like a filler, for the very most part. I have to say, I'm not impressed, and feel the entire story may have been so much better. Previous chapters were, after all.

Detective Comics #990

By: James Robinson, Stephen Segovia
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Batman is hot on the trail of a murder suspect, but first he'll have to get past Two-Face. Even though Harvey Dent seems to be asserting control, how long before he becomes a sociopathic criminal once again? More importantly, what is Dent's connection to the victim, and what does it all have to do with the terrorist organization of slithering serpe...

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Nihilist reviewed Deathstroke #36 Oct 3, 2018
7.0

I've stated it multiple times, but Priest's Deathstroke run requires attention, focus from the reader, if they want to fully understand the story. And here am I, not knowing what the hell just happened. It's a pretty surprising issue, leaving you wondering what's real and what's not. Is Slade insane, and if, how much of what we see is just a delusion? That's why I love stories involving crazy peop more

Deathstroke #36

By: Christopher Priest, Ed Benes
Released: Oct 3, 2018

"Deathstroke: Arkham" starts here! After being declared criminally insane, Deathstroke is committed to the infamous Arkham Asylum! It isn't long before the hunter becomes the hunted as Slade, powerless and weaponless, is targeted by some of Gotham City's most wanted. But after initially mocking and contravening the system meant to help him, Deathst...

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Nihilist reviewed Green Arrow #45 Oct 3, 2018
8.0

I like these kinds of tie-ins. Ones that are not required to understand the main story, don't really impact it, but rather fill its gaps, explain motivations and emotions of important characters. It's a bittersweet issue, exposing Green Arrow's fragile, human side, and showing his grief, him blaming himself for what has happened. It's moments like that which flesh a character out, let us remember more

Green Arrow #45

By: Julie Benson, Javi Fernandez
Released: Oct 3, 2018

In this Heroes in Crisis tie-in, Oliver Queen is forced to take a hard look at himself and evaluate his methods after he fails one too many times trying to do the right thing. It's a dark, depressing stroll down memory lane for the Emerald Archer, as Oliver must come to grips with how he's hurt the people around him. This issue guest-stars members ...

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Nihilist reviewed Harley Quinn #51 Oct 3, 2018
4.5

Every author and artist that was, is and will be, has their own style or gimmick you can instantly recognize. I think I just understood what's Sam Humphries' gimmick in Harley comics - it's obscure, long forgotten characters that simply don't fit modern day DC, but can be used in a comedic way to kinda break the 4th wall, or at least be a disposable cast of side characters, since when you think ab more

Harley Quinn #51

By: Sam Humphries, Sami Basri
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Harley broke most of DCU continuity last issue, and in this ish, she's dealing with the fallout, namely the time-tossed hero of World War II called Captain Triumph! The golden boy of the Golden Age finds his black-and-white approach failing miserably in the gray areas of the modern world (although unfortunately, there are still plenty of fascists f...

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Nihilist reviewed Justice League #9 Oct 3, 2018
7.0

I'm glad to see characters interacting with each other in between fighting crime and saving the world, but I don't think it's for the best of the series to focus an entire issue on them. Reason being, this comic feels like a filler, and maybe because it is. And don't get me wrong - I don't dislike it for not progressing the story at all, nor putting emphasis on aforementioned interactions and buil more

Justice League #9

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 3, 2018

THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! Superman and Batman can't agree on how to put back the moon-you know, the one that went missing in issue #1. On the other hand, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have faith in each other, working together on a new addition to the Hall of Justice. Martian Manhunter takes Hawkgirl under his wing to test out the limits of her recen...

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Nihilist reviewed Man-Eaters #1 Oct 3, 2018
2.5

I'm not a newbie when it comes to completely ridiculous story concepts, it's relatively common in horror to think outside the box, and scare readers with things that normally don't seem scary at all. Look at Junji Ito's works, with literal spiral shapes or head-shaped balloons being absolutely terrifying, or Edgar Allan Poe being able to craft a story around a woman's teeth. Yeah, that shows you h more

Man-Eaters #1

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer CHELSEA CAIN returns to comics with a new ONGOING SERIES!
A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #56 Oct 3, 2018
7.0

Decent issue, and the entire arc so far seems to be simply outstanding compared to previous 6 issues. It still is a Tom King book, coming with all the pros and cons of his narrating style, so don't expect something different. It's just more polished, thought through, and seems to lead somewhere, without relying on huge shockers and controversial revelations King has been criticized for by a large more

Batman #56

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Oct 3, 2018

The Dark Knight's looking to drop both the hammer and sickle on the KGBeast, whose rampage across Gotham City takes a toll on Nightwing when he's injured in the fray. Blaming himself for his ward's fate, Batman gets grimmer than usual-and vows to take the Russian assassin down like the Berlin Wall. Is even Gotham City ready for that much violence? ...

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Nihilist rated The Terrifics #8 Sep 29, 2018
8.5

The Terrifics #8

By: Jeff Lemire, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Sep 26, 2018

The Terrifics find themselves stuck up a cosmic tree with the newly rediscovered Tom Strong-and the fire department ain't coming to rescue them! The team gets split up while trying to escape this devious trap set for them by a mysterious enemy known as Doc Dread, and they wind up in a bunch of weird dimensions trippier than a spin on the "Yellow Su...

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Samuel Almeida reviewed Justice League Dark #3 Sep 26, 2018
10

Another month, another awesome JLD issue! The Upside-Down Man is terrifying and im happy to read the development of this team's stories every month! And what is this art! Every panel is just Freaking gorgeous!!!

Justice League Dark #3

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Wonder Woman! Swamp Thing! Zatanna! Man-Bat! Um...Detective Chimp! The JL Dark team may not be strong or deep enough to stop the omnipotent Upside-Down Man from taking over our entire plane of existence. UDM takes the JLD apart one by one, but Wonder Woman might have enough mojo to keep everyone alive. Turns out Diana had a power not even she knew ...

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Nihilist - Sep 27, 2018

Oh, yes, absolutely. Each character had at least one glorious looking panel, one special scene to shine. Great issue!

Nihilist reviewed Justice League Dark #3 Sep 27, 2018
9.0

This is, most likely, the best issue from the series you've seen so far. It's tense, the villain is interesting, terrifying and unpredictable, and each character has their purpose - bigger or smaller.
I truly enjoy the mystery our heroes face. Magic can truly be horrifying, the more, the less of its rules we comprehend. That's what H.P. Lovecraft captured once, by saying "the oldest and stron more

Justice League Dark #3

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Wonder Woman! Swamp Thing! Zatanna! Man-Bat! Um...Detective Chimp! The JL Dark team may not be strong or deep enough to stop the omnipotent Upside-Down Man from taking over our entire plane of existence. UDM takes the JLD apart one by one, but Wonder Woman might have enough mojo to keep everyone alive. Turns out Diana had a power not even she knew ...

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egon244 - Sep 27, 2018

"It has to go" :)

Nihilist reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #1 Sep 26, 2018
6.5

If I had to sum up this issue with just two words, they'd be "mixed bag". And it sure is exactly that - not even because it features some strong and weaker elements, but because it's incredibly inconsistent and constantly mixes these elements. On one page, you can admire the art and criticize poor dialogues, on another you may enjoy character interactions, but be underwhelmed with how they're draw more

Justice League: Odyssey #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard te...

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Nihilist reviewed Action Comics #1003 Sep 26, 2018
7.0

Despite what the cover may suggest, the actual issue is far less dramatic and action oriented. What drives it is small mystery we witness unraveling just a tiny, tiny bit, giving us enough information to remain curious, but not enough to overwhelm us. Seeing Bendis' Superman related comics up to this point, I presume it's his signature style - taking his time, trying to focus on dialogues and char more

Action Comics #1003

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Yanick Paquette
Released: Sep 26, 2018

How well does Clark Kent know his own city? Are the threats targeting Metropolis new or something older and more dangerous than they seem?
With mobsters being killed off and the Daily Planet staff hunting for answers, it's up to Superman to discover what lurks in the underside of the city he thought he knew so well. Who is the Red Mist, and wh...

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Nihilist reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
6.5

Honestly? I'm not impressed. Maybe I've expected much more, after all the hyping and advertising as the next best thing since Doomsday Clock or Batman: The White Knight, but I can't confidently say this issue was anything outstanding. It's a start of something, that's for sure, but it didn't give me enough substance to make my mind about it. Because when you think about it, there's not much of sto more

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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egon244 - Sep 26, 2018

I don't think DiDio really is that bad.

Nihilist - Sep 26, 2018

Yup, I'm talking about The White Knight - great story, and Murphy's take on Harley is truly outstanding, compared to hot garbage we've been getting with Palmiotti/Conner, Tieri, Humphries and few ohers. Couldn't recommend it more :) Well, Dan or Tom, this decision surely won't warm up King's image among those who already dislike his work. Dan also has pretty grim reputation.

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egon244 reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
7.5

"I'm here. I'm ready. I'm talking. Help me."

Heroes in Crisis. The new brainchild, of equally loved and hated, Tom King starts here. Some folks will love it unconditionally for "its character deconstruction" and others will hate it with a burning passion "because people don't talk like that". As for me, I'm leaning towards the first group. I enjoyed it. It's not without flaws but overal more

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

Nihilist added Heroes In Crisis to their pull list Sep 26, 2018

Heroes In Crisis

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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Nihilist reviewed Doomsday Clock #7 Sep 26, 2018
9.0

Last two or so issues were slower, and didn't really push the story forward, instead focusing on developing characters and their backgrounds. This time, we do witness a huge progression, and more characters meeting each other. That's exactly what I've been wanting to see ever since Doomsday Clock was announced - a crossover of the main DC continuity, with Watchmen's. It's great, but if there's one more

Doomsday Clock #7

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 26, 2018

The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.

Nihilist reviewed Detective Comics #989 Sep 26, 2018
7.0

Everything in this comic leads to the cliffhanger, clue by clue. I wouldn't call it a surprise ending, by no means, but perhaps it never meant to be surprising, not even slightly. It's a chapter, after all - leading forwards, to the unknown territories, and from now on, we can enjoy the ride not knowing what's ahead.

It was nice to get some insight into Fireflies' lives, and their reaso more

Detective Comics #989

By: James Robinson, Stephen Segovia
Released: Sep 26, 2018

ighting off Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and two versions of the pyro-maniac Firefly shouldn't be too difficult for Batman...but the real threat comes from the fact that they're pairs! For some reason, Two-Face doesn't want Batman to discover the truth behind the murder he's investigating...but what's his angle?

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Nihilist reviewed The Silencer Annual #1 Aug 30, 2018
8.0

Silencer so far keeps her standards, and does not disappoint. Not once. This annual issue offers not the most original, but surely essential backstory of her coming to revelation she wants to quit her "work", and also how she met her to be husband. It's important, since part of her comics always revolve around the concept of family, and keeping them out of danger, related to Honor's profession and more

The Silencer Annual #1

By: Jackson Herbert, Dan Abnett
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Silencer visits Gotham City, but she's not there to see the sights-she's there to shut down Talia al Ghul's latest secret weapons plant. Obviously, this brings her into conflict with Batman-but there's a secret history to Bruce Wayne and the Silencer that complicates everything! Will Batman slap the cuffs on this metahuman hit woman-or will one of ...

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Nihilist - Sep 21, 2018

Can't speak for anyone else but I personally like the series, and its mythos, and don't really see too much of resemblance between Silencer and other Marvel characters. Surely nothing as obvious as Gwenpool, Sideways, Deadpool or Old Lady Harley. Besides, Silencer has her own niche in DC - there's no other comic quite like hers. Even Deathstroke, since his comics have a very unique, one of a kind narrative and style.

The-MJP - Sep 22, 2018

People second the same thing about Youngblood lol

Nihilist reviewed Justice League #8 Sep 20, 2018
8.0

Even though the action focuses only on a part of the overall extensive cast of heroes and villains, the issue is as multilayered and complex as its predecessors. One thing that has changed, is the general scale of events - and I welcome that, because as much as I liked the first arc of this run, there's no denying it was rather overwhelming. To some at first, to others completely.
Having a bi more

Justice League #8

By: James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin
Released: Sep 19, 2018

Part two of the "Legion of Doom" storyline focuses on Lex Luthor's recruiting efforts-and this time around, he's targeting both Cheetah and Black Manta for membership! Lex knows just what buttons to push to acquire his super-powered muscle, and this issue it's all about getting revenge on Wonder Woman and Aquaman, respectively. We bet they sign rig...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman: Damned #1 Sep 20, 2018
7.5

I have truly conflicting feelings about this comic. It surely is a different kind of a Batman story, and one that looks absolutely phenomenal, but I can't say I fell in love with it from the first sight. The story, while pleasantly mysterious and dark, felt also somewhat disjointed and shattered. Maybe that's the idea, expressing Batman's apparent insanity, or maybe it's... unintentional. For now more

Batman: Damned #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 19, 2018

DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthin...

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Nihilist reviewed Damage #9 Sep 19, 2018
7.0

Predictable, but fun to read nonetheless. Confrontation between Jonas and Damage felt a bit cliche, but even though we've seen it countless time in different forms of media, I can't see any other choice the writers could have made. When it comes to characters as powerful as Damage, there wouldn't be any problem for him to kill everyone and call it a day. Jonas would be replaced, and the cat and mo more

Damage #9

By: Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Sep 19, 2018

Talk about a brave and bold team-up: Damage has joined forces with a mysterious top military operative, and now the two are on the run from Colonel Jonas and her black-ops team. With his powers back up and running, there's nothing to stop Damage from killing the woman who turned him into a monster-with the possible exception of one dark secret!

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Nihilist reviewed Teen Titans #22 Sep 19, 2018
6.0

Ever since the new team was introduced, I've felt something in this series just doesn't work to me. I still didn't figure out whether I want to continue reading it or not, but this issue didn't make me want to drop the book any less than before.
I guess it may not be my cup of tea after all.

Teen Titans #22

By: Adam Glass, Bernard Chang
Released: Sep 19, 2018

The team's dealing with an unexpected loss, but there's little time to grieve. They must travel to Keystone City, where Golden Glider and Swerve plan to pull a heist at a children's hospital. (That's a new low, even for some Rogues!) There's also plenty of drama to go around, as Kid Flash mulls quitting after his clash with Red Arrow, and Damian's ...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #55 Sep 19, 2018
6.5

The best issue since #49, but still far from the quality Tom King's first few arcs had. It's overall decent, and surely feels like a huge improvement compared to post wedding comics, but don't hold your breath yet, expecting full recovery.
Worth picking up for the cliffhanger and art, though.

Batman #55

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Sep 19, 2018

The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back-but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade-it has to do with Bruce Wayne's recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it's on ice!

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Nihilist reviewed Harley Quinn #50 Sep 19, 2018
4.0

Once I started reading this mess of a comic, I really wanted to be Harley's mom for a moment, so I can just disappear. It's just a bad comic, albeit it has some small, redeeming qualities underneath all this inconsistent art, unfunny humor and idiotic plot. Yeah, that's something new for the series, isn't it? Few panels look genuinely good, few scenes were nicely written, minus dialogues (which is more

Harley Quinn #50

By: Sam Humphries, John Timms
Released: Sep 19, 2018

In a special anniversary story, "Harley Saves the Universe!"-no kidding! While reading a mysterious Harley Quinn comic book, H.Q. accidentally breaks all of reality. And you know the saying: if you break it, you bought it! Now it's up to Harley to travel through both time and space to fix all the continuity errors she created. Luckily, she'll have ...

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Angus reviewed Supergirl #22 Sep 14, 2018
6.5

This series shows promise. Already checked out on the Bendis storyline for Superman/Action since he has proven already that he does not care for the character or continuity and will redesign and deconstruct it for his purposes.

However Super Girl is a surprise. Especially since this is written by Bendis' friend. The story is simple adventure/journey

There is unfortunately more

Supergirl #22

By: Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Who murdered Krypton? Supergirl and Krypto rocket into space, en route to the Green Lantern world of Mogo, where she hopes to find clues about Rogol Zaar and his connection to the destruction of Krypton. Instead, she finds whispers and cover-ups. What are the GLs hiding? And will they go from Green to Red when they find out she's in possession of Z...

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Angus - Sep 17, 2018

I keep hoping Bendis will get caught up and perhaps not continue to pull apart the super marriage. Also I am not keen on how he wants to return Jon to the fray working political racial issues with Jon. That is straight from his podcast. It was really nice to have a hopefuly Superman, Super Sons and Action Comics for the past couple years. I have a large family and sadly live apart in another state, but we would meet up weekly to go over the Super Sons book, Super or Action when it was out.

Nihilist - Sep 17, 2018

I love Super Sons as well, incredibly fun series. I haven't heard his podcast, maybe it's for the better.

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2.0

Jason stabs someone with a flag, and sticks a flare up someone's butt. 90s edge taken to its cringiest extreme.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #26

By: Scott Lobdell, Pete Woods
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Jason Todd's about to take this vigilante game to a whole new level. His partners, Bizarro and Artemis? Gone! His mentor, Batman? Out! His base of operations, Gotham City? Abandoned. Cast out and alone, Red Hood embarks on a bold, brutal new mission, with a new costume, new weapons and a new plan to punish evildoers across the DCU. Plus, Pete Woods...

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Nihilist - Sep 17, 2018

You don't have to enjoy something to check it out and review it, though. I strongly dislike Harley Quinn's solo comics from New-52 onwards, but check them out anyways, since she's my 2nd favourite comic character, and I hope this time she'll be fixed. Nothing wrong about it. We should be open to different opinions, negative or not, as long as they're properly argumented.

ComickerPerson - Sep 17, 2018

There's a difference between giving a book a negative score (like I do with multiple books), and intentionally making extra accounts to spam 1s. But I suppose the differences are lost on a Red Hood fanboy who stalks everyone that doesn't agree with him.

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