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Batman Jones rated Rorschach #7 Apr 14, 2021
10

Rorschach #7

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Apr 14, 2021

Wil Myerson might have been the creator of Pontius Pirate, the most popular comic in history, before he put on the Rorschach mask and tried to kill a would-be president, but he’s not the only artist who worked on the character. Other artists fell under Wil’s influence, and now all these years later, his more renowned acolyte has fallen sway to ...

Batman Jones reviewed Batman: The Detective #1 Apr 14, 2021
8.5

This issue was thrilling and so satisfying for a Batman fan like myself. My only disappointment is that it's a limited series. I could read this team on Batman forever.

Batman: The Detective #1

By: Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert
Released: Apr 14, 2021

An epic tale begins that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert! A horrific tragedy in the United Kingdom sends a very personal and deadly message to the Dark Knight—one that will draw Batman out of Gotham City to investigate! From the moment he la...

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10

Frank Miller!!!! This is a masterpiece.

Rorschach #7

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Apr 14, 2021

Wil Myerson might have been the creator of Pontius Pirate, the most popular comic in history, before he put on the Rorschach mask and tried to kill a would-be president, but he’s not the only artist who worked on the character. Other artists fell under Wil’s influence, and now all these years later, his more renowned acolyte has fallen sway to ...

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Svarietyy reviewed Rorschach #7 Apr 12, 2021
8.5

Fun fact: Frank Miller told King a story from his youth - he was invited to a real life seance conducted by Otto Binder (comic pro) for his deceased daughter. The encounter had a long-lasting impression on Frank and his story forms the basis of this book.

Coming to this issue, it's gonna get people talking that's for sure - but I liked it.

Rorschach #7

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Apr 14, 2021

Wil Myerson might have been the creator of Pontius Pirate, the most popular comic in history, before he put on the Rorschach mask and tried to kill a would-be president, but he’s not the only artist who worked on the character. Other artists fell under Wil’s influence, and now all these years later, his more renowned acolyte has fallen sway to ...

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RedKSuperman reviewed Superman #30 Apr 13, 2021
6.5

Secondary story is more solid than the main story. For the love of God will they please kill of Jon or erase him from existence or some thing as he's easily the worst character in the DC titles. So over all not a bad issue but the series has a way to go yet.

Superman #30

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Apr 14, 2021

Superman has received a signal from distant space. An old friend is in deep trouble, and only the Man of Steel can help him. By the time Superman and his son get there, though, the alien who sent the signal is nowhere to be found, and his people appear to be enthralled by a shamanistic storyteller who warns of an ancient grudge with the malevolent ...

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TJMB3891 reviewed Green Lantern #1 Apr 6, 2021
5.0

I gave it a 5 because I love Dexter Soy so those points are only for him and I subtracted for life points because the writing was a mess. Geoffrey Thorne is kind of a jerk, if you've seen his Twitter you know this but maybe you didn't know that he's also bad at writing comic books. This issue wasn't terrible but it wasn't far off and for some strange reason he's using Teen Lantern who is just a po more

Green Lantern #1

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 7, 2021

As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be on...

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Weird Science Jim - Apr 8, 2021

and there are sites that push for the trade cover quotes, but personally, I look at those as looking like you are a shill for the company, but that's just me

GL Fan 2814 - Apr 10, 2021

@Merlyn www.blogofoa.com

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DiegoLDUganda reviewed Green Lantern #1 Apr 6, 2021
8.5

I was expecting something really bad since ive read Thorne story from Future State but it was actually... interesting. I mean, Kelly Quintela finally its a little bit likeable and she can be his own character and not Bendis pretending to be a latin child.
I will miss a lot Morrison and Hal Jordan, but this run looks like more like Jhons and Venditti did with the Lanterns. Now im a little bit more

Green Lantern #1

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 7, 2021

As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be on...

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ComickerPerson reviewed Green Lantern #1 Apr 6, 2021
7.5

LMAO people are still butthurt over the Hal Jordan tweets?

Ethan Van Sciver making pro-pedophile tweets: I asleep

One writer says he doesn't like Hal Jordan: real shit!

Green Lantern #1

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 7, 2021

As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be on...

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TJMB3891 - Apr 13, 2021

I could care less about he feels about Hal. Thorne is an arrogant dick and if you're going to be an arrogant dick, at least be good at writing.

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Quinn reviewed Batman #107 Apr 6, 2021
4.0

Let's see. Everything is a set up of the new status quo. Scarecrow is calling the shots with the guy who will make tomorrow. Harley tries to do good, but because she's nuts, she's hitting cops who surprise her with baseball bats.

The Gotham police are actually doing their job, so they don't appreciate Bats contaminating crime scenes, and Barb is setting up mini-Batsignals across Gotham. more

Batman #107

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Tensions are sky-high in Gotham City following the events at Arkham Asylum, and public opinion and unrest are starting to boil over. The Dark Knight has his hands full juggling the investigation of the reappearance of an old enemy and the rise of a new gang in Gotham called the Unsanity Collective...Gotham City is getting more dangerous by the minu...

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Batman Jones - Apr 6, 2021

You are wrong: it was $5. Otherwise you’re pretty much right.

Comics Code Authorities - Apr 15, 2021

$5 now, and unless we put our foot down with DC like when they pulled this 10 years ago, by the end of this year ALL their books will be $5. Extra pages or no extra pages.

Batman Jones reviewed Batman #107 Apr 6, 2021
5.0

Jimenez is always incredible. Tynion’s introducing a new character about every issue, apparently hoping one will stick and he’ll get that sweet IP money, but that’s pretty much all he’s doing. And I’m about out of the rope I’d been giving him hoping it would eventually get better.

Which is all disappointing. His run on Detective was special.

Man, I hate writing ba more

Batman #107

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Tensions are sky-high in Gotham City following the events at Arkham Asylum, and public opinion and unrest are starting to boil over. The Dark Knight has his hands full juggling the investigation of the reappearance of an old enemy and the rise of a new gang in Gotham called the Unsanity Collective...Gotham City is getting more dangerous by the minu...

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Batman Jones reviewed Black Hammer: Visions #2 Mar 11, 2021
6.0

I have my hopes up for Zdarsky's upcoming issue but the first two issues of this series have been a bust for me. I love Black Hammer with all my heart as written by Lemire. Somehow, maybe by comparison, every BH comic by another writer has left me cold. It's not because I'm against other writers writing Lemire's characters--I would love to see other writers kick ass in the BH universe. For me, the more

Black Hammer: Visions #2

By: Geoff Johns, Scott Kolins
Released: Mar 10, 2021

DC superstar Geoff Johns joins the Hammerverse with this creepy tale about a young boy who flees a kidnapper only to find himself trapped in the Cabin of Horrors and face-to-face with the mysterious Madame Dragonfly.

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Batman Jones reviewed Rorschach #6 Mar 10, 2021
10

This is King at his best with exquisite art, colors, and lettering. Wow. Instant classic.

Rorschach #6

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Common tragedies can bind two people together, sometimes in all the wrong ways. The investigation into a famous comic book creator’s relationship with a deranged young girl takes the detective to places he never wanted to go. Witness how a woman raised to fear the squid invasion and distrust facts seeks a man whose creations embody strength, just...

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3.5

Oof. This does not bode well for the Superman line. I mean, Bendis was awful but he wasn’t this dull. (Not that his awful wasn’t also dull. It just wasn’t quite this dull.) As with Generations this was a whole lot of nothing. I’m a very easy mark with total brand loyalty—I pretty much only read DC when it comes to comics. I’m ready to go on any kind of ride they want to take me on as l more

Future State: Superman: House of El #1

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Scott Godlewski
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Centuries into the future, the bloodline of Kal-El, the hero we know as Clark Kent, continues. Meet a new generation of Kryptonian heroes as they stand against one of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced: a diabolical foe called the Red King. Get ready for the unexpected debuts of the twins known as Rowan and Ronan Kent, descendants of Jonatha...

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Batman Jones reviewed Generations: Forged #1 Feb 23, 2021
2.0

80 pages of nothing.

Generations: Forged #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Dispersed through time by the villain Dominus, our ragtag team of generational heroes-featuring 1939 Batman, Kamandi, Superboy, Steel, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, and Dr. Light-must find a way to restore the timeline…and what they ultimately discover is something far, far greater. You’ll have to read it to believe it as time dies…and ge...

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Bats20832 reviewed Future State: Nightwing #2 Feb 19, 2021
6.5

It was a surprisingly good issue with good art and pacing.
But Dick Grayson continues to make a major mistake.
I understand Nightwing is "his identity."
But if he believes Gotham needs a Batman, then he needs to wear a bat costume.
It is not enough to let someone else take over.
Batman is not about skills, talents, courage.
It is about compulsion, values, and determin more

Future State: Nightwing #2

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s an all-new dynamic for the Dynamic Duo when Nightwing and Gotham’s mysterious new Batman join forces against the Magistrate. But when the totalitarian force controlling the city declares the two heroes their primary targets, Nightwing will need to call on the full force of his hidden resistance, including two Batgirls, Huntress, and Two-Fa...

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Batman Jones - Feb 21, 2021

Earth-Two Robin and Earth-Two Huntress are my absolute favorite DC characters. And I loved both of his goofy costumes. I was heartbroken when both characters were killed off in a single panel of CoIE. Maybe with this “it all happened” approach they’ll be back somehow. Probably not but a guy can dream.

Bats20832 - Feb 22, 2021

Yes, they were great characters. Earth 2 had a lot of good stories. I think the Earth 2 stories created story lines that would appeal to many long term superhero comics readers.

Batman Jones commented on this:
5.0

It was good, but I didn't like it. Much better quality than that of more than a year ago of course. But who really saves the day are his companions, he focused a lot on the relationship with the new Batman feeling something false here.
Another thing I hate is that there is no connection between this nightwing and the nightstroke that comes out in titans I hate that they put characters to the more

Future State: Nightwing #2

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s an all-new dynamic for the Dynamic Duo when Nightwing and Gotham’s mysterious new Batman join forces against the Magistrate. But when the totalitarian force controlling the city declares the two heroes their primary targets, Nightwing will need to call on the full force of his hidden resistance, including two Batgirls, Huntress, and Two-Fa...

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Batman Jones - Feb 21, 2021

The timeline has been utterly and unnecessarily complicated but I’m pretty sure ‘Nightstroke’ is from a different future era. This whole event would have been so much better if it all took place at the same time or at least made sense across the entire event.

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Nihilist reviewed Future State: Nightwing #2 Feb 16, 2021
8.0

Nightwing was probably my personal biggest surprise coming from Future State. I didn't expect much from it, but now I can confidently say that it's one of the event's biggest highlights. It's full of action, and while you can say it's a bit predictable at times, it doesn't stop it from being an entertaining, intense read. I like it, a lot. From the beginning it felt like it's a part of something b more

Future State: Nightwing #2

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s an all-new dynamic for the Dynamic Duo when Nightwing and Gotham’s mysterious new Batman join forces against the Magistrate. But when the totalitarian force controlling the city declares the two heroes their primary targets, Nightwing will need to call on the full force of his hidden resistance, including two Batgirls, Huntress, and Two-Fa...

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Batman Jones - Feb 21, 2021

Hear hear!

7.5

How nice to read a Nightwing comic that doesn’t utterly suck. It’s been literally years. Can’t wait for Taylor’s run. That looks fantastic but this was pretty okay too. It’s about time!

Future State: Nightwing #2

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s an all-new dynamic for the Dynamic Duo when Nightwing and Gotham’s mysterious new Batman join forces against the Magistrate. But when the totalitarian force controlling the city declares the two heroes their primary targets, Nightwing will need to call on the full force of his hidden resistance, including two Batgirls, Huntress, and Two-Fa...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman/Catwoman #3 Feb 16, 2021
2.0

I try to be as open minded as possible, and even, or especially when I encounter something I don't like, I try to give it a fair chance, and understand why I don't like it if I still don't like it after giving it said chance. It was the case with post I Am Bane Batman series by Tom King, which I grew to dislike only more and more with every passing issue. Enter Batman/Catwoman, which made, to say more

Batman/Catwoman #3

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s been The Joker all along, you see.
Selina Kyle knows this. Early in her career as Catwoman, he was there to mess things up for her. Same with later, when she and Batman were finally getting together...for the third time, but still. That time stuck. No thanks to The Joker. Or to Phantasm, who now has her sights set on Catwoman because...

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Nihilist - Feb 17, 2021

No offense taken.

Batman Jones - Feb 17, 2021

That’s big of you, sincerely. Thanks for your understanding.

Batman Jones reviewed Batman/Catwoman #3 Feb 16, 2021
10

Tom King is the best writer (and the best Batman writer) in years. I can’t get enough. This is why I read superhero comics.

Batman/Catwoman #3

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s been The Joker all along, you see.
Selina Kyle knows this. Early in her career as Catwoman, he was there to mess things up for her. Same with later, when she and Batman were finally getting together...for the third time, but still. That time stuck. No thanks to The Joker. Or to Phantasm, who now has her sights set on Catwoman because...

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RedKSuperman - Feb 24, 2021

LOL You said a funny thing.

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10

Deep, thoughtful, and introspective examination of DC's history. Racists are apparently mad that the writer is black. A shame.

The Other History of the DC Universe #2

By: John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Before the New Teen Titans, there were the original Teen Titans. In the tumultuous 1970s, in an America that was very different than today but in many ways all too familiar, the trials and tribulations of these young heroes were witnessed by two of DC’s first Black superheroes: Karen Beecher-Duncan, better known as Bumblebee, and Mal Duncan-even ...

10

I feel sincerely sorry for anyone that can't enjoy this series, because they are missing out on something truly special. Something I would call exquisite without concern for hyperbole.

It's especially rewarding for a fan like me that grew up in the 70s, reading the relevant Teen Titans run and the issue of JLA where Black Lightning is offered and declines membership. Each issue has had more

The Other History of the DC Universe #2

By: John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Before the New Teen Titans, there were the original Teen Titans. In the tumultuous 1970s, in an America that was very different than today but in many ways all too familiar, the trials and tribulations of these young heroes were witnessed by two of DC’s first Black superheroes: Karen Beecher-Duncan, better known as Bumblebee, and Mal Duncan-even ...

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C.V.R. The Bard - Jan 31, 2021

Mad respect Jones. Mad respect ! - cvrthebard.tumblr.com

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vivek reviewed Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 19, 2021
8.5

I liked most every part, I have no problem understanding the timeline like others, except the portrayal of Selina which I did not like at all.

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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Batman Jones - Jan 19, 2021

I don't have any trouble understanding it either. Some people have trouble understanding anything they haven't experienced before. I don't want my comics to be easy or obvious. I want them to be new, surprising, and challenging, and this book kicks ass at each of those things.

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FuzzyCracker reviewed Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 19, 2021
9.0

Not for those who need everything to be spoonfed to them.

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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Batman Jones - Jan 19, 2021

Word.

2.0

That was brutal. As I got toward the end I kept checking how many pages were left and how much longer I'd have to endure it, since I'm giving each of the FS titles a full issue's chance. This was the worst of them so far. I can't remember the last time I gave so low a score.

I don't give low scores because I don't like how my favorite characters are being treated, or because they're "wr more

Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1

By: Dan Watters, Leila Del Duca
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The sun has set on the heroes of the past, and a new age is dawning! As two arrogant gods challenge one another to a contest of strength, Superman and Wonder Woman are forced to take action to save their cities from the chaos. Together, Jonathan Kent and Yara Flor, man of science and woman of myth, have the potential to become something powerful, b...

9.0

This is exactly what I want out of this event. This was just terrific. I loved the whole thing but seeing the character on the final page was a special treat for me. Between the compelling new characters in this issue and in FS: Wonder Woman, I'm really beginning to see the value in Future State.

Future State: Swamp Thing #1

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jan 6, 2021

From the ashes of a terrible war, life blooms anew in Swamp Thing’s image. The remnants of humanity lie in hiding, forever in the shadow of the green god who now rules the planet. When the new avatar of the Green uncovers a stray human, a rebellion is revealed! But this Swamp Thing is no stranger to violent ends, and neither are his creations. If...

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8.5

Okay, now I get why they fast-tracked a TV series for a character that had yet to appear in comic books. It's no small task to create a new character that's immediately this compelling, or to build a world for them. This issue hits a home run on both fronts.

I hadn't been excited about reading this one at all because, while I love Jones' art, I was nonplussed by her writing on Catwoman. more

Future State: Wonder Woman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend...Wonder Woman! But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it. Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades. Will she ...

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4.5

Wow, this was even more of a slog than I'd expected. I had to force myself to read beyond the first page and I had to force myself ever harder to make it to the end. To quote a favorite play, "How boring, how boring, how boring, how boring."

I don't know Lanning's work well. As for Marz, I feel like sometimes comics outgrow their writers, which sounds counterintuitive I know. But, here' more

Endless Winter: Justice League #1

By: Andy Lanning, Howard Porter
Released: Dec 2, 2020

“Endless Winter” chapter one! The crossover event of the season begins here! The Justice League encounters an extinction-level global storm brewing at the former site of the Fortress of Solitude. Enter the Frost King, a monster mad with power with an army at his command! What devastating mystery lies in his past? And how does he tied to Queen H...

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3.5

Review aggregates are problematic. The critic reviews include Weird Science that gives low scores as a rule and drags down the average score. The user reviews typically include so many 10s and 1s, the aggregate is hardly instructive at all. It tends to indicate, more than anything else, how many people gave extreme hit and run scores, in either extreme. There was one user reviewer here that used t more

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Multiverse Who Laughs #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Scot Eaton
Released: Nov 25, 2020

The DC Multiverse is a collection of alternate-reality worlds where anything is possible. Each world tells the tale of a possible split in reality, or shows how lives vary depending on a single, solitary decision. But now that the Multiverse has been destroyed, the Batman Who Laughs has used his god like power to create a new Dark Multiverse…a co...

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RedKSuperman - Nov 28, 2020

The Critic Reviews are never honest, if you want a genuine response go to the reader reviews. These people are not being paid to give an opinion. I agree just giving a 1 without explanation is pointless but sometimes a book has very little merit to justify a higher score.

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Psycamorean reviewed Rorschach #2 Nov 17, 2020
9.0

I enjoy this comic about a pseudo-Steve Ditko, you know? Again, as long as I ignore that it's supposed to be a Watchmen book, and just look at it as an indie title, I don't have a problem.

Rorschach #2

By: Tom King, Jorge Fornes
Released: Nov 18, 2020

What’s the connection between an aging comic book artist and Rorschach? That’s the question the detective investigating the attempted assassination of a presidential candidate must answer. Wil Myerson, a reclusive artist known for his pirate comics, went from drawing the adventures of Pontius Pirate and the Citizen to working with a mysterious ...

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J.K Sullivan - Nov 18, 2020

very well put

Psycamorean - Nov 19, 2020

I thought so too.

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