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VanillaCone reviewed Green Arrow #46 Nov 7, 2018
7.5

I'm actually liking this Benson run quite a bit at this point. These are all flawed issues, but they get the kind of tone I like to see from Green Arrow.

With that said, I do think this issue was the least character-driven so far. I think this is because they felt a need to catch up after the Roy Harper issue, and the pacing is maybe a bit too fast.

Either way, I like the d more

Green Arrow #46

By: Julie Benson, German Peralta
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Green Arrow finds himself in the crosshairs and caught in a crossfire: on one side, would-be populist vigilante Citizen, who's out to make the one percent pay. On the other, the citizens of Seattle, who mob Green Arrow wherever he goes. While Black Canary investigates Citizen's real identity, Oliver's corporate lawyer and confidant Kate Spencer dea...

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VanillaCone rated Batman #56 Oct 15, 2018
7.0

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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VanillaCone rated Superman #4 Oct 15, 2018
7.0

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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VanillaCone rated Catwoman #2 Oct 15, 2018
8.0

Catwoman #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Aug 8, 2018

Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or wi...

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VanillaCone rated Catwoman #1 Oct 9, 2018
9.0

Catwoman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough ...

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7.5

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: Mar 18, 2015

• Time is running out, and the only way for Squirrel Girl to stop Galactus is to get to the moon... you know, somehow??
•  See the unveiling of Squirrel Girl's new Flying Squirrel Suit... that she maaaaybe borrowed from Iron Man.
•  Also, the final face-off with Galactus! ON THE MOON.
Rated T

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VanillaCone rated Action Comics #1003 Oct 8, 2018
8.0

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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VanillaCone rated Justice League #1 Oct 8, 2018
7.5

Justice League #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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VanillaCone rated Justice League #2 Oct 8, 2018
8.0

Justice League #2

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jun 20, 2018

"THE TOTALITY" part two! The League faced an impossible decision...and now they must face the consequences! While Martian Manhunter and Batman attempt to recruit an old ally back into the fold, The Flash and Hawkgirl are blindsided by new challenges that could rewrite their mythologies!

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VanillaCone rated Justice League #3 Oct 8, 2018
7.5

Justice League #3

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 4, 2018

John Stewart: Ultraviolet Lantern? Believe it! Under the influence of the Ultraviolet Spectrum, John Stewart engages in some ultraviolence against his teammates Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Meanwhile, the rest of the League investigates the scene of the fallen Source Wall fragment, and encounters not only a horde of giant monsters, but a pair o...

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VanillaCone reviewed Green Arrow #45 Oct 5, 2018
8.0

I'm never a fan of comic book deaths. With that said, I do think it made for a very important Green Arrow issue and a good one at that. It has been a while since anyone has focused this psychologically on Ollie's character, which to me have always been the best Green Arrows. So, props to the Benson's for doing that right.

Some of the specific ways in which Oliver deals with the grief a 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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VanillaCone reviewed Superman #3 Sep 13, 2018
5.0

Some nice art but what is this nonsense? Action Comics is actually pretty decent right now but this is like a satire of a bad Superman story. There's no humanity in this.

Superman #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Sep 12, 2018

Guest-starring the Justice League! Locked inside the Phantom Zone, the Earth stands poisoned and its heroes lie dying, with no idea how to escape the deadly Kryptonian trap. But an even deadlier threat invades as Rogol Zaar teams with those who have been imprisoned inside the Phantom Zone to use Earth to escape, not caring if they destroy the plane...

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RBL - Sep 15, 2018

I feel you were a bit too generous with your score

VanillaCone - Sep 19, 2018

I went with a 5 to give the artist some credit but you're probably right!

9.0

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: Jan 7, 2015

• Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.)
•  That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's SQUIRREL GIRL! (She's also starting college this semester.)
•  It's the start of a brand-new seri...

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Quinn reviewed Batman #54 Sep 5, 2018
5.0

I'll keep this short. This is not a terrible issue and has all the strengths and weaknesses of King's writing.

First the strengths. I am hard on the man and it's only right that I give him credit where credit is due.

Richard Grayson sticking around to cheer Bruce up after filling in as Batman is a right and proper plot. Showing how Bruce worked with young Richard after the Fl more

Batman #54

By: Tom King, Matt Wagner
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Dick Grayson-the original Robin-gets to spend some quality time fighting crime with his mentor for the first time since Batman popped the question to Catwoman. It's a walk down memory lane as Bruce Wayne helps Dick get over the loss of his high-flying acrobat parents, which in turn led to his crime-fighting career. Guest artist Matt Wagner (Mage, T...

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VanillaCone - Sep 13, 2018

David is ashamed of you

VanillaCone rated Batman #54 Sep 13, 2018
7.5

Batman #54

By: Tom King, Matt Wagner
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Dick Grayson-the original Robin-gets to spend some quality time fighting crime with his mentor for the first time since Batman popped the question to Catwoman. It's a walk down memory lane as Bruce Wayne helps Dick get over the loss of his high-flying acrobat parents, which in turn led to his crime-fighting career. Guest artist Matt Wagner (Mage, T...

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VanillaCone reviewed Green Arrow #44 Sep 12, 2018
6.5

It still bothers me that the Bensons decided to make Oliver a millionaire again. It's hard for me to accept this change and so I'll continue to whine about that.

However, the dynamic between Oliver and Dinah is so much better than it was with Percy--Black Canary is more than just a generic flirt with the Bensons writing. I also enjoy that they have made an effort to make chili such a t more

Green Arrow #44

By: Julie Benson, Javi Fernandez
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Green Arrow is used to firing at targets-but he's not used to having the bull's-eye on his own back! Social justice vigilante Citizen calls out Oliver Queen as one of his next marks, so now Ollie's fighting a two-front battle in both his private and crime-fighting lives. Green Arrow must protect the others whom Citizen has named in his scheme to er...

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VanillaCone rated Superman #2 Aug 20, 2018
8.0

Superman #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Aug 8, 2018

The world quakes and shakes as it begins to succumb to the effects of the entire planet being moved into the lifeless realm known as the Phantom Zone. As Superman works with the World's Greatest Heroes, an old enemy trapped in the same prison returns to stop the Man of Steel and escape.

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VanillaCone rated Batman #53 Aug 17, 2018
7.5

Batman #53

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 15, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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VanillaCone rated Mister Miracle #4 Aug 2, 2018
8.0

Mister Miracle #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Nov 8, 2017

It's the trial of Mister Miracle! Orion and Lightray are convinced that Scott has become infected with Anti-Life and is working against them to bring down New Genesis. Scott must succumb to their interrogation and physical challenges to prove he's not what they say he is...but how do you speak truth to people who don't want to believe?

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VanillaCone rated Mister Miracle #3 Aug 2, 2018
8.0

Mister Miracle #3

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Oct 11, 2017

The groundbreaking new series from the creators of The Sherriff of Babylon and BATMAN #14-15 continues. The insanity of war is the insanity of Mister Miracle. Darkseid and Orion's forces clash violently on the battlefields of New Genesis. Stained with blood and glory, the New Gods fight on. As they move closer to victory, Scott and Barda begin to s...

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VanillaCone rated Batman #52 Aug 1, 2018
9.5

Batman #52

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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VanillaCone reviewed Green Arrow #43 Aug 1, 2018
7.0

A good but flawed debut for the new team.

What I loved:

* Acknowledging Oliver's chili recipe for the first time in a long while.

* Black Canary already seems to be more integral and authentic to the story.

* The story seems to be much more simplistic than the stuff Percy was trying, which should give us a much less convoluted plot and more time for more

Green Arrow #43

By: Julie Benson, Javi Fernandez
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Seattle's in for a serious shake-up when Green Arrow crosses quivers with a new vigilante "hero" dubbed the Citizen, who's hell-bent on exposing the corrupt and criminal one-percenters operating in the Emerald City. Green Arrow initially applauds these efforts, until the Citizen turns judge, jury and executioner-can you guess what bloviating billio...

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VanillaCone rated Action Comics #1001 Jul 29, 2018
7.5

Action Comics #1001

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis' new chapter for the Man of Steel and the world of tomorrow begins here! The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel miniseries still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age! The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster! A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of Superman's home...

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VanillaCone rated Green Arrow #26 Jul 20, 2018
6.5

Green Arrow #26

By: Judd Winick, Phil Hester
Released: May 21, 2003

Judd Winick kicks off ''Straight Shooter''! Star City is getting a facelift, but gentrification has its costs. Green Arrow is a man of the people, but now he has to prove it--against a 3-ton ogre!

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VanillaCone rated Mister Miracle #2 Jul 18, 2018
8.5

Mister Miracle #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 13, 2017

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to do...

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VanillaCone rated Mister Miracle #1 Jul 18, 2018
8.5

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

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VanillaCone rated Superman #1 Jul 17, 2018
6.5

Superman #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jul 11, 2018

A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes... with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the c...

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VanillaCone rated Man of Steel #6 Jul 17, 2018
6.5

Man of Steel #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Fabok
Released: Jul 4, 2018

The fate of Lois Lane and Jon Kent is revealed! Metropolis' survival hangs in the balance! And Superman must somehow put an end to Rogol Zaar's rampage! It's do-or-die time for the Man of Steel in the final chapter of this explosive miniseries!

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VanillaCone rated Man of Steel #5 Jul 17, 2018
5.5

Man of Steel #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Adam Hughes
Released: Jun 27, 2018

Beaten by Rogol Zaar, his city burning at the hands of an unknown arsonist and the secret of what happened to Lois and Jon drawing closer to revelation - even Superman feels powerless against all that stands before him.

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VanillaCone rated Man of Steel #4 Jul 17, 2018
8.5

Man of Steel #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Jun 20, 2018

Rogol Zaar has committed a string of atrocities across the cosmos that have led him to the Fortress of Solitude-and now Superman and Supergirl plan to crush his schemes! But are even two Kryptonians enough to stop his sinister machinations?

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