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6.5

I read the issues of the main Metal series, so I know who the bad guys are, but I haven't read part 1-2 of "Bats Out of Hell." Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps is in my pull file so I was concerned that this issue wouldn't make sense on its own. However, it actually works alright as its own issue so long as you know the basics of the Metal series. I don't actually feel any need to read the oth more

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #32

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Nov 8, 2017

A METAL tie-in! "BATS OUT OF HELL" part two! The Dawnbreaker descends on Coast City, ready to suck its light away before moving on to the rest of our world. Backed up by the power of the Justice League, Hal Jordan stands ready to stop the perverted Lantern-until the Batman Who Laughs steps out of the shadows.

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7.5

Feels like an abrupt ending. These little alien dudes are cool, I kind of hope we see them again.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #31

By: Robert Venditti, Patrick Zircher
Released: Oct 25, 2017

"MIND GAMES" part two! An alien plot forces Superman and Hal Jordan to work together to save one of Hal's oldest adversaries. Hector Hammond's life hangs in the balance as the Man of Steel and Green Lantern fight to return the psychic villain back to Earth.
RATED T

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7.5

I assume that this ties in with events in Superman issues, but there is never a caption box to explain. It reads fine on its own regardless.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #30

By: Robert Venditti, Patrick Zircher
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"MIND GAMES" part one! After reports of Sinestro's return begin to spread, Hal Jordan travels to Earth looking to bring in his one-time Green Lantern partner. But a manhunt turns into a fight for his life as Hal must face the unmatchable power of the Man of Steel.
RATED T

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8.0

Venditti is skilled at seamlessly giving each lantern a chance to shine in their own way.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #29

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part four! The Green Lantern Corps draws the line between the Godkiller Robots and the Source Wall. If they give an inch, the Corps gets pushed into the wall and the Godkiller Robots pull Yuga Khan free, plunging the New Gods into devastation.

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myconius reviewed Batman Time and the Batman Oct 16, 2018
8.5

Batman #700 (giant sized anniversary edition) is a magnificent comic.
it spans many eras of Batman's history, past present and future.
it even has nods to Batman One Million from Morrison's JLA run.
a copy of Batman #700 could cost as much or more that what this trade costs,
so it's definitely worth the money.
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Batman Time and the Batman

By: Grant Morrison, David Finch

Grant Morrison returns to BATMAN with tales from issues #700-703, illustrated by an all-star roster of artists including Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel and Frank Quitely. Don't miss this epic that reveals secret details in The Dark Knight's adventures following BATMAN R.I.P and the return of Bruce Wayne to Gotham City!

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myconius reviewed Batman R.I.P. Oct 16, 2018
9.0

i find this story is absolutely addicting!!!
never once have i read this book without having finished it, then having to start it all over from the beginning at least one or two more times.
usually i read this story cover to cover in a series of three.
don't know? ....maybe i have Batman RIP OCD?

the story follows the club of villains as they plot to sabotage Batman and more

Batman R.I.P.

By: Grant Morrison

The death of The Dark Knight is now in trade paperback, featuring BATMAN #676-683! With Bruce Wayne out of the picture, The Club of Villains begins a crime spree through the streets of Gotham City, while Batman's allies attempt to keep order.

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #16 Oct 16, 2018
8.0

Kyle's still not dead? Move it along son.

This place that Jessie is in is hella creepy, I sure hope Sandor saves the day before something bad happens...

Animosity #16

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Oct 10, 2018

As Sandor prowls the Walled City, Jesse must struggle to free herself from the human supremacists before their hideous plan is complete...

From Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Bombshells & Batwoman) and Rafael de Latorre (SUPERZERO) comes the hit series that HAD to be told at AFTERSHOCK!

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Gizmo reviewed Dredd: Final Judgement #1 Oct 16, 2018
7.0

Teases with introducing the Dark Judges, but never reveals them in full, which isn't a bad thing but I'm just worried that one more issue isn't going to be enough to deliver a satisfying story arc.

Dredd: Final Judgement #1

By: Arthur Wyatt, Henry Flint
Released: Oct 3, 2018

The final comic-book sequel to the cult movie DREDD, and it's the epic clash that fans have been waiting for - Judge Dredd versus Judge Death! Scripted by Arthur Wyatt and Alex De Campi, and illustrated by Henry Flint, this two-issue mini-series features exclusive covers by Jock.

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Gizmo - Oct 16, 2018

Ya :D I haven't read the Case Files, but I've been buying 2000 AD issues regularly for a few years. Nothing piles up in the "to read" pile faster than 2000 ADs, lol. The Batman crossover is dope. John Wagner wrote a crossover with Aliens that's good too: Judge Dredd vs Aliens: Incubus. I got a hardcover trade of it signed by the artist, Henry Flint, a few years ago. They've since included the Incubus story in a Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens collection, so I may have to buy that one too, lol.

myconius - Oct 17, 2018

yeah! Dredd really does pile up quickly! i used to read ALL the complete case files, but now i try to be more selective with my reading & collecting. ...Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens??? .... color me intrigued!! :D

Gizmo reviewed Unnatural #4 Oct 16, 2018
8.5

Jeez, you can't trust anyone, what the hell is going on!?

Unnatural #4

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Oct 10, 2018

END OF STORY ARC

Murder, betrayal, blood, and a shocking truth: the first story arc of MIRKA ANDOLFO's dystopian tale concludes with a bang-and a few twists!

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Gizmo reviewed Kick-Ass #6 Oct 15, 2018
6.0

The resolution to the climax is F-ing stupid, even dumber than it was in the flashback scene. "I'm a soldier so I can should 3 head shots at once!" Bullshit. I'm okay with the resolution, but I'd like it better if that was really the end, I'm not thrilled to continue from here.

Kick-Ass #6

By: Mark Millar, John Romita Jr
Released: Jul 18, 2018

END OF STORY ARC!

KICK-ASS IS BACK. It's the violent climax of JOHN ROMITA JR and MARK MILLAR's first Patience arc, and our hero's taking no prisoners. Patience is facing off with the ganglords in a final, bloody showdown-fighting for the survival of her family, and of her neighborhood.

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Gizmo - Oct 16, 2018

I love the originals too, there was a youthful exuberance about them that seems to be very difficult to emulate without bursting at the seams.

myconius - Oct 16, 2018

that sums it up perfectly! the awkwardness of being a teen, and the naive view of what it means to be a super hero. ...plus just how silly Dave and his friends all were. when he was having a real moment kneeling at his dad's grave, then his friend told him he looked just like Bruce Wayne in Year One. then he asks his buddy to snap a few photos to post on Myspace, and his friend asks to borrow Dave's long-coat and take a few photos himself. xD

Gizmo reviewed Kick-Ass #8 Oct 16, 2018
5.0

We get it, "soldier's salary," you know, maybe if you actually kept the money you stole, you wouldn't be dependent on crime and murder.

Kick-Ass #8

By: Steve Niles, Marcelo Frusin
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Kick-Ass is building her own army in New Mexico. But now her men are being captured and tortured for information, and Hector Santos will stop at nothing until Kick-Ass is unmasked. Can Patience keep her identity-and her family-safe?

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Gizmo reviewed Kick-Ass #7 Oct 15, 2018
5.0

All of the Kick-Ass charm is lost. Patience is now basically a less financially responsible Punisher. Does her gang still run a gang business, or does it just murder and rob rivals now?

Kick-Ass #7

By: Steve Niles, Marcelo Frusin
Released: Sep 19, 2018

NEW STORY ARC

Kick-Ass has wiped out Hoops Lucero and seized control of his criminal operations, but Violencia's set to bust out of jail and get his bloody revenge on our favorite superhero.

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Gizmo reviewed Kick-Ass #5 Oct 15, 2018
7.5

Ends on quite the cliffhanger. JRjr needs to learn how to draw tears, it looks like her eyes are have foam in them.

Kick-Ass #5

By: Mark Millar, John Romita Jr
Released: Jun 13, 2018

Patience is sucked deeper into the criminal underworld. Faced with a new horde of enemies, she must fight to keep her superhero activity and her identity safe. But what happens when the bad guys work out who's wearing the mask? The violence cuts way too close to home in the latest installment of MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA JR.'s incredible KICK-ASS...

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Gizmo reviewed Murder Falcon #1 Oct 15, 2018
9.0

I didn't think the concept would interest me, but I love Extremity, so I picked this up. I'm glad that I did, it is over-the-top yet simultaneously down-to-earth and emotionally vulnerable. You'll have to imagine the metal soundtrack, but the artwork makes it easy to. I was expecting some kind of writer's playlist at the end, but instead there is a heartfelt letter. Very promising, don't miss out.

Murder Falcon #1

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Oct 10, 2018

From DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, the creator of the Eisner-nominated series EXTREMITY, comes MURDER FALCON! The world is under attack by monsters, and Jake's life is falling apart: no band, no girl, no future... until he meets Murder Falcon. He was sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil, but he can't do it without Jake shredding up a storm. Now, with e...

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Gizmo reviewed Extermination #3 Oct 13, 2018
7.0

It is a bit difficult to keep track as we jump between teams rapidly, I'm starting to lose interest.

Extermination #3

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 26, 2018

• With Ahab hunting the time-traveling X-Men, it's all hands on deck, as every X-Men team is called to arms and protect the remaining young mutants.
•  But young Jean Grey and her bodyguards aren't going to lie still for Ahab to come to them...
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #48 Oct 13, 2018
8.0

We jump right in with Jessica on the run for reasons that aren't made clear yet, but I like flying blind like this to change things up. Jessica could easily hold down her own title.

Green Lanterns #48

By: Aaron Gillespie, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"REBEL RUN" part one! The Guardians can no longer stand idly by as Jessica Cruz's ring gains more sentience. They've seen anomalies within the rings turn into universal nightmares, and now it's up to their greatest Lantern, Hal Jordan, to relieve Jess of her ring!

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #15 Oct 13, 2018
8.0

The entire issues is dedicated to flushing out Kyle's character, which goes a long way to identify with him and understand his motivations.

Animosity #15

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Aug 1, 2018

With the hideous truth of the Walled City revealed, Sandor must use every ounce of cunning to rescue Jesse from her human captors-before the try to "save the world" from the risen Animals...

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

"Animosity looks to ...

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Gizmo reviewed Kick-Ass #4 Oct 13, 2018
7.5

What kind of lunatic fills a room full of hydrogen party balloons? I did enjoy the action, JRjr excels with this kind of issue.

Kick-Ass #4

By: Mark Millar, John Romita Jr
Released: May 16, 2018

KICK-ASS IS BACK! Patience is trapped while trying to bust a local gang operation and save an innocent man from torture. Surrounded by gangsters, armed with only her wits and combat training, she must fight her way out and get back to her family. With Violencia now hunting her, desperate for revenge, how long before the villains find out who's unde...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman/The Maxx #1 Oct 6, 2018
4.5

I've never read a Maxx issue, so I thought this would be a good opportunity. I think I can safely say that it's not my thing. Most of the issue is literally Batman and the Maxx standing around discussing creatures that live in this Outback reality. I'm sure some of the imagery and symbolism will pay off, but I can't imagine it will be enough to make up for the lack of narrative.

Batman/The Maxx #1

By: Sam Keith, Sam Kieth
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and ...

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Br'er Lapin - Oct 7, 2018

This issue doesn't properly represent the quality of The Maxx at all. It only wastes time referencing creatures and introducing the outback as a concept to Batman fans.

Gizmo - Oct 7, 2018

Good to know, I'll have to check out some back issues some time. Sam Kieth's art is pretty cool indeed.

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Batman/The Maxx #1 Sep 27, 2018
8.0

A good deal of this issue is spent explaining or referencing The Maxx and that is slightly disappointing, if not understanding. The little story we did get is very promising and I think Batman's universe lends itself to The Maxx more than I had expected.

I'm just excited to have a new Maxx story. He is possibly my favourite comic book character of all-time.

Batman/The Maxx #1

By: Sam Keith, Sam Kieth
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and ...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: Kings of Fear #2 Oct 6, 2018
7.0

Did Batman stop a car jacking on the way to his destination? Lol. I've never heard such sass from Alfred before.

Batman: Kings of Fear #2

By: Scott Peterson, Kelley Jones
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Scarecrow is loose in the streets of Gotham City, and Batman must drag him back to Arkham Asylum! To make matters worse, he's doused Batman with the strongest batch of fear gas in his arsenal, turning the city the Dark Knight Detective protects into his worst nightmare and enemy!

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #47 Oct 6, 2018
7.5

So Simon and Jessica's rings ported to their night stands when they entered the black hole? Doesn't make sense. It's a mostly satisfying ending to the arc though, a good way to close Seeley's run.

Green Lanterns #47

By: Tim Seeley, V Kenneth Marion
Released: May 16, 2018

"GHOSTS OF THE PAST" finale! Jessica Cruz must find the memories she's buried deep within her. If she can't, she'll be trapped within her ring forever - along with Simon Baz!

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Gizmo reviewed Blackbird #1 Oct 6, 2018
7.5

It's a timely choice to make the heroine an opioid addict. The issue is a very quick read, we're getting to know the characters but I have no idea what the plot is going to be when it kicks in. An oversized first issue might have helped with this. I am quite smitten by pretty magical chicks lately, so I'll probably come back for seconds.

Blackbird #1

By: Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel
Released: Oct 3, 2018

An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: sh...

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6.5

verrrry decompressed storytelling.
very dragged out story-lines.
....and Bickering Mutant Ninja Turtles, in the midst of it all.

the sad thing is there is a full-on battle going on, as Agent Bishop is attacking the Utroms and Triceratons, but we barely get to see any real action. most of the time we see the Turtles they are having a hard time getting rounded up. and when the T more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #86

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"Battle Lines," Part 1 of 3! The maniacal Bishop has his eyes set on destroying the Utroms and the Triceratons once and for all. The Turtles will have to use all of their resources to stop him... but new divisions between the brothers threaten to ruin the plan before it begins!

The start of a pivotal new story arc!

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Gizmo - Oct 6, 2018

Dude, Tom Waltz is reading your reviews! No pressure :P

myconius - Oct 6, 2018

Tom's always been really cool with interacting with fans on forums.

Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns Annual #1 Oct 6, 2018
7.5

A pretty decent done-in-one story/ The artwork isn't bad, but could be better.

Green Lanterns Annual #1

By: Andy Diggle, Juan Ferreyra
Released: May 30, 2018

Every thousand years, a ceremony is held on a long-forgotten world to celebrate the life of an ancient Green Lantern hero. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are chosen to represent Earth at this event, but they quickly learn not all is as it seems. A secret has been buried on this planet, and it's up to our heroes to find it and put the mystery to rest on...

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Gizmo reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Oct 5, 2018
5.0

The artwork is amazing aside from the stale facial expressions. Other than that, there's not much to recommend here. It's not like superheroes dealing with emotional baggage is a new concept, we need more than superheroes being sad and Harley Quinn eating pie. We need a plot.

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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Bloodraven reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
3.0

Nothing special here. DC please Fire Dan Didio. I thought Rebirth was supposed to bring the hope back in to the DC universe? Not cheap deaths and stories about PTSD. God this book a is depressing read. We fu*king get it King, you have emotional problems.Cry me god damn river. Get your hormones checked because your estrogen is probably way to high you sad little man.

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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Bloodraven - Sep 29, 2018

You do realize that most people who suffer from depression have a hormonal issue right? So yes if a mans estrogen is way to high he will definitely act more feminine and be prone to feeling emotional and depressed because his hormones are all out of balance. I’m genuinely concerned for Tom King. Why is he always writing about depression and PTSD? I understand he probably saw some terrible things while serving in the CIA but does that mean you’re whole writing career has to be based off that?

Talon1load - Sep 29, 2018

Yeah, hormones can cause depression. That’s not an indictment of every guy with depression but who knows, it could be why King is such a bad writer. Stop trying to be offended about what people say on the internet. Just take it all with a grain of salt.

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Ellrick reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 27, 2018
3.0

Its just...

Rebirth was so good. It added layers to the main continuity, it got me buying books outside of my normal wheelhouse just to pick up clues. I ended up owning 30+ issues of a Deathstroke run my thirst was so real, and dont regret it that series is great.

But now...

Tom King is the least heroic super hero writer ever. I cant remember the last time I put do 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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myconius reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
4.0

this was an absolutely empty nothing of a story spread across an entire issue.

characters killed for no good reason other than cheap shock value.

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...

7.5

A little slow, but man, are those raccoon things ever creepy.

Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #2

By: Evan Dorkin, Benjamin Dewey
Released: Sep 26, 2018

The dogs have started to solve the occult activity happening around them until one of their own is struck down and puts the mission in jeopardy.

"Perfect storytelling isn't easy to come by but Beasts of Burden has continually been able to do that." -Outright Geekery

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