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myconius reviewed Detective Comics #1015 Nov 13, 2019
4.5

this issue was a real slog!
the story has gone on way too long! the plot barely advanced.
they really need to stop this rushed bi-weekly schedule.

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by the time we got to Nora's betrayal of Victor
i just didn't even care anymore.

Detective Comics #1015

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Nov 13, 2019

For centuries children have been told to be careful about what they wish for, and after years of yearning for his beloved to return, Mr. Freeze finally gets it. But frozen hearts don't melt easily, and after years in cryostasis, Nora Fries is the ultimate ice queen. Gotham and Victor Fries will never be the same again.

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myconius - Nov 13, 2019

thank you, Quinn. ...yeah i just see this issue as filler, to an already uninteresting story. though i do feel the strain of the bi-weekly schedule coupled with a Veteran writer such as Tomasi having to include terrible ideas from an amateur Hack like Tom King is also probably killing Tomasi's passion and inspiration to tell good Batman stories. ...Reading Tomasi's New 52 Batman & Robin, you can tell that Alfred is one of Tomasi's favorite characters to write. and now that's done.

Darkseid24 - Nov 13, 2019

I liked it. I am glad the story finally starts & it’s at least something new.

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Nihilist reviewed Detective Comics #1015 Nov 13, 2019
3.5

Sigh... well, it could have been worse, I guess, *cough* Snyder's Batman Annual #1 *cough*. The comic, while surely better than New 52's butchered origin story of Mr. Freeze, faile to impress me in the slightest. It feels cheesy, silly and quite frankly nonsensical. Gotta love how all of a sudden Nora found herself enjoying the life of a villain, with absolutely no signs foreshadowing it. She was more

Detective Comics #1015

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Nov 13, 2019

For centuries children have been told to be careful about what they wish for, and after years of yearning for his beloved to return, Mr. Freeze finally gets it. But frozen hearts don't melt easily, and after years in cryostasis, Nora Fries is the ultimate ice queen. Gotham and Victor Fries will never be the same again.

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Quinn - Nov 13, 2019

I guess we're just supposed to assume that Batman telling Freeze that accepting a deal from Lex Luthor was bad and Freeze should have expected this as explaining why Nora has the sudden character change. One line of dialog just doesn't cut it though as an explanation. As I've said before, Freeze is a villain with a shelf life. His always going on about Nora gets old, so the writer tried to mix things up. I feel this shows Freeze as a recurring character is at an end. Or I could be wrong.

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #33 Nov 11, 2019
7.5

It's OK. The art is not the problem here even as Gleason is testing out styles throughout the issue. Just the LMD bullet Head banger is worth the price of admission! But Spencer is cramming too much in an issue where Spidey 2099 does nothing. What's the point of leaving threads hanging and starting others and not answering anything about 2099?? Two issues in and nothing just so I go and buy the 20 more

Amazing Spider-Man #33

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  Miguel O'Hara's mysterious return to the present threatens his life and his entire future. But why?
•  As for OUR time's Spider-Man, he's got his hands full with classic villains, family problems and international incidents that intertwine in terrifying ways!
Rated T

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Kalaoui reviewed Immortal Hulk #26 Nov 7, 2019
9.0

This is a well paced issue with great subject matter and awesome art. What else is new?

Immortal Hulk #26

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 6, 2019

• He's got an underground fortress. He has powerful allies. He's even got henchmen.
•  He's got everything he needs to declare war on human society as we know it. He's the most dangerous man in the world...
•  ...and BRUCE BANNER is just getting started.
Parental Advisory

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6.0

I don't know, I find myself finding it harder to be interested in Spencer's Spider-Man anymore. Besides Gleason's excellent art, I've found this series bogged down by event after event (Hunted going into Absolute Carnage and now this) that I don't care about. Maybe all I cared about after all is the Kindred storyline and MJ but that continuously keeps being put on the back burner. It might be time more

Amazing Spider-Man #33

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  Miguel O'Hara's mysterious return to the present threatens his life and his entire future. But why?
•  As for OUR time's Spider-Man, he's got his hands full with classic villains, family problems and international incidents that intertwine in terrifying ways!
Rated T

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LunaMoody reviewed Batman #82 Nov 6, 2019
10

There is a lot that I liked about this issue. I liked the twist ending of Thomas shooting Bruce and Bane. I hope Bane is dead but I doubt that will happen. The fight between Batman and Bane was good. Loved Catwomans part in it. It was cool how they tricked Bane into fighting fair only to double cross him. Wicked cool. I loved how it appears I was right about it really being all Thomas's show and t more

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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Linkush reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #33 Nov 6, 2019
6.5

I liked the ending, the art, and some moments through-out the issue, but the story is just not that interesting.

Amazing Spider-Man #33

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  Miguel O'Hara's mysterious return to the present threatens his life and his entire future. But why?
•  As for OUR time's Spider-Man, he's got his hands full with classic villains, family problems and international incidents that intertwine in terrifying ways!
Rated T

Linkush reviewed Batman #82 Nov 6, 2019
8.0

This issue is pretty much a one big fight scene between Batman and Bane. And because of that, not much happened up until the end where Thomas steps in and changes the story in a meaningful way.
It was short but a fun read due to the fact that it's one big fight scene. And as usual, Janin's art is great.

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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7.5

Most times people complain that stories are stretched out to a snails pace but here it's done way too quick. I'm trying to stick with this book but it's inconsistent especially the art which was all over the place.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13

By: Tom Taylor, Ken Lashley
Released: Oct 30, 2019

• Sometimes even your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man needs help from his neighbors.
•  Peter's been keeping secrets and it leads to some big consequences and...
•  A GUEST-STARRING APPEARANCE FROM THE FANTASTIC FOUR!
Rated T

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Linkush reviewed Venom #19 Oct 30, 2019
8.0

That cliffhanger... Can't wait for the next issue.

Venom #19

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Oct 30, 2019

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN! A FAMILY AFFAIR!
•  As Carnage rules and chaos reigns, the symbiotic offspring of VENOM make their presence known by hunting Eddie Brock's son Dylan!
•  But there's more to Dylan than Venom, Carnage, or even The Maker understand - and once they learn the truth, nothing will be the same!...

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6.0

The story is decent, but it resolved too quickly.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13

By: Tom Taylor, Ken Lashley
Released: Oct 30, 2019

• Sometimes even your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man needs help from his neighbors.
•  Peter's been keeping secrets and it leads to some big consequences and...
•  A GUEST-STARRING APPEARANCE FROM THE FANTASTIC FOUR!
Rated T

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Darkseid24 reviewed DCeased #6 Oct 30, 2019
5.0

Pretty Meh.
The problem with Dceased is, that it doesnt have any depths. In every issue we saw some heroes getting effected& dying. Thats pretty much it. The Anti-life Equation, a possible cure ( that was wasted with Desaad getting killed off in the first issue) never get explored & we don’t see real character interaction. Why Harley& Ivy out of all survive without a scratch never gets expl more

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!

Linkush reviewed DCeased #6 Oct 30, 2019
7.0

Meh.

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!

Linkush reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
10

Batman Annual #4 is a collection of short stories - told by Alfred - that perfectly captures the everyday life of Batman. There is no dialogue between characters, only Alfred explaining what we see on paper. And what we see on paper is beautiful art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton that makes this issue even better.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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8.5

THE GOOD:

-This was a fantastic issue. This series keeps getting better.

-The best thing here is the art. I think that's expected by now. It's a spectacle book and the art is definitely the biggest contributer to that.

-I thought the opening was pretty heartbreaking. Especially that last panel before the title page.

-Barbara feels like a real person he more

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 23, 2019

After a shocking tragedy strikes the Bat-Family and Montoya takes the reins, Babs defies the GTO and goes rogue in the hunt for Azrael. When her new methods prove almost too effective, Batman intervenes-leaving Harley to her own devices in the wake of her own emergency.

Linkush rated Amazing Spider-Man #32 Oct 25, 2019
8.0

Amazing Spider-Man #32

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 23, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  As seen in ASM #25, Miguel O'Hara is back in the present and NEEDS to get to Peter Parker.
•  But as he's currently being held in an off-the-books ROXXON prison, this is easier said than done.
•  And J. JONAH JAMESON has a new scheme which means one thing-- TROUBLE ...

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myconius reviewed Detective Comics #1014 Oct 23, 2019
6.5

i enjoyed some things this issue quite a bit.
it was very well written. opening very emotionally powerful.
the art was also terrific.

point's lost for Paul's nagging reminder of 'Batman#77'.
points also lost on this issue for being slow at parts.
A LOT OF PARTS! not enough action, LOTS of talking.
also wasn't a fan of the constant references to Year of the Villa more

Detective Comics #1014

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Nora Fries has been the apple of Mr. Freeze's eye for a long time. For years he has toiled and suffered to try and cure her of her ailments, and bring back the life they had together. He has finally done it, but will Nora Fries be the same person she was when she was frozen? Or is there something broken that can't be fixed?

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Nihilist reviewed Detective Comics #1014 Oct 23, 2019
6.5

Aside from the fact I generally love to write, and take pleasure from doing it, I regularly review comics because it's a great way to interact with other fans of the medium, exchange opinions, and learn from them. We recently had a great discussion with myconius and Darkseid24 regarding bi-weekly comic releases, and how this tight schedule hurts DC's flagship series. We all know (or should) how di more

Detective Comics #1014

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Nora Fries has been the apple of Mr. Freeze's eye for a long time. For years he has toiled and suffered to try and cure her of her ailments, and bring back the life they had together. He has finally done it, but will Nora Fries be the same person she was when she was frozen? Or is there something broken that can't be fixed?

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Darkseid24 - Oct 23, 2019

Nah Freeze had some good stories Pre52.

myconius - Oct 30, 2019

thank you for the nod, Nihilist. ...hopefully someone at DC decides to do the right thing, and stop milking us fans for extra money each month and go back to putting the necessary time and effort into telling great stories again. ...this nickle and diming of the customers has no real longevity.

Linkush liked this:
9.0

I don't know how Sean Murphy does what he does. Pure love for the mythos, combined with some otherwordly storytelling skills and talents? Most likely. The man knows how to tell an intriguing story with several parallel story arcs, where each character has a purpose, instead of just... being there. This issue focuses mostly on Batgirl and her emotional struggle - it was a fantastic idea to include more

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 23, 2019

After a shocking tragedy strikes the Bat-Family and Montoya takes the reins, Babs defies the GTO and goes rogue in the hunt for Azrael. When her new methods prove almost too effective, Batman intervenes-leaving Harley to her own devices in the wake of her own emergency.

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packtsardines - Oct 23, 2019

really excited to read this issue now, been loving the series so far

Nihilist - Oct 23, 2019

Same here. I was initially afraid White Knight may have been Murphy's one trick pony, and he won't be able to continue its success, but I'll be damned, this series is as fantastic as the original. Absolutely captivating!

8.5

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 23, 2019

After a shocking tragedy strikes the Bat-Family and Montoya takes the reins, Babs defies the GTO and goes rogue in the hunt for Azrael. When her new methods prove almost too effective, Batman intervenes-leaving Harley to her own devices in the wake of her own emergency.

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LunaMoody reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
4.0

Okay first off let me start with saying I liked parts of Tom Kings run a lot and have disliked parts of it equally as much. This issue however just pissed me off. I didn't mind the " plan" to a point. Some of it was Batman-ish enough to believe he would do that. But seriously him allowing himself to be beaten by Bane to further along his plan to bring him down. Seriously!!! What if Bane had grew a more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.5

I'll be damned, I don't know what worse in this piece of filth of a comic - writing or art. It's bad on every considerable level, from the storytelling perspective, through dialogues, to sketches and inks. It's trash. Just trash.

Back when King started his Batman run, he created I Am Suicide arc - and as I said many times before, I like it, a lot in fact. The final plot twist, showing h more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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myconius - Oct 22, 2019

Nihilist - excellent points made on all topics!

Darkseid24 - Oct 22, 2019

I like majority of Black Label titles, but apart from the cursing nothing is in it, that justifies Black Label. Doug Moench wrote good stories& he wrote Detective Comics& Batman both for a while. So I think writers can, if they actually are talented enough.

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myconius reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.0

oh for pete's sake!!!
the painfully obvious back-peddaling that this issue starts with
just proves that Tom King had NO plan of what the heck he's doing.

King never bothered to read Flashpoint to learn that Thomas Wayne uses his guns
to make up for the fact that he lacks the years of training that Bruce had.
Tim Drake's lack of reflex skills was just LAUGHABLE!!! more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

Linkush rated Absolute Carnage #4 Oct 16, 2019
9.0

Absolute Carnage #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Oct 16, 2019

THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF THE SYMBIOTIC EVENT OF THE YEAR!
•  Eddie Brock has taken a beating, lost the allies closest to him, and, after the shocking events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: #3, sees no way to take Cletus Kasady down once and for all without making the ultimate sacrifice.
•  But what IS the ultimate sacri...

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Linkush reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
5.0

Come on King, you have 4 more issues left, you can't do a recap now, that's not the right time.
Even the little bit of progress we did get was unsatisfying because Bruce's plan doesn't make any sense. And on top of that, the art was underwhelming and boring to look at.

What a waste of time.

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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Kalaoui reviewed Powers of X #6 Oct 10, 2019
9.0

As an end to HOX-POX and a re-contextualization of the X-men as a whole, It's easily a 10/10. But as a stand alone issue it is a 9 and still very good and has plenty of great moments and more than enough to satisfy me and give me hope for dawn of X. But did they really have to charge 1 more dollar to print 6 pages of advertisements at the end ??
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Powers of X #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THE INEVITABLE TRUTH.
The revelatory tale of Mutantkind's fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!
Rated T+

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Linkush rated Amazing Spider-Man #31 Oct 10, 2019
9.0

Amazing Spider-Man #31

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Oct 9, 2019

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN!
•  Everyone who has ever worn the Carnage Symbiote has a Codex, including Norman Osborn from his time as the Red Goblin!
•  Can Spider-Man save Norman from Carnage? Does he want to?
•  WHAT OTHER SURPRISES ARE HELD HERE? MANY!!!
Rated T

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Linkush reviewed Powers of X #6 Oct 9, 2019
10

A fantastic ending to the series

With both House/Powers of X, Hickman has managed to create something truly special. From the story to the art, every aspect of this series was great. Hickman not only changed X-men forever, but he also saved it. I honestly can't wait to see what will come next.

A must-read for every X-men fan.

Powers of X #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THE INEVITABLE TRUTH.
The revelatory tale of Mutantkind's fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!
Rated T+

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The 20 Issue Ceiling reviewed Batman #80 Oct 3, 2019
8.0

This felt very light on story, but even though it was over too quickly... I dug it. I am a fan of John Romita Jr sometimes and I would have never put him on a Batman book, but his art here is at least well inked and coloured which makes for a very interesting look, but not up to the high standards of artists this book has had.

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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Kalaoui reviewed House of X #6 Oct 3, 2019
9.5

Hickman, Larraz and Gracia delivered a great end to House of X and a beautiful beginning for the X-Men. So many possibilities. I'm very excited for the X-Men and that hasn't happened for a long time. Also those two maps hold so many clues....mmmh?
Kudos everyone!

House of X #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Oct 2, 2019

THE INEVITABLE FUTURE.
The revolutionary tale of Mutantkind's rise comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, SECRET WARS) and Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS) wrap the series that changes everything!
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