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Batman Jones reviewed Superman #17 Nov 13, 2019
2.5

Maguire was welcome. The rest just no.

Superman #17

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Nov 13, 2019

Superman's new Fortress of Solitude sits in the most remote corner of the Bermuda Triangle. Constructed using Kryptonian technology far beyond anything our world knows, filled with intergalactic, pan-dimensional secrets from all over the Multiverse...how could it possibly be missing?

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman's Grave #2 Nov 13, 2019
9.0

I'd love to see this team on a regular Bat-book.

Batman's Grave #2

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Nov 13, 2019

A man was murdered, and the Batman is in his head-and he knows how it happened. All he has to do now is survive his own deduction. Don't miss the second chapter of this new thriller from writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch!

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Batman Jones reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 12, 2019
3.0

Ouch.

Event Leviathan #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Nov 13, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what's their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of ...

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RBL - Nov 13, 2019

Perfectly captures how badly this turned out. Because my god this “event” did not stick the landing.

3.0

Legion of Super-Heroes #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Nov 6, 2019

Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories!
Eisner Award-winning writer...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
5.0

I think I'm probably in the 99th percentile of lovers of King's Batman but this issue was disappointing by every metric. Here's hoping King has 4 great issues left in him. The last couple have felt like steps backward.

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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Talon1load - Oct 18, 2019

Holy crap! I never expected to see a review like this from you. I’m so shocked that I’m legitimately sad that this disappointed you. Sorry man.

DC Stuff - Oct 18, 2019

Crazy! I respect you for telling it like you see it and 100% am now hoping the last 4 issues are good!

Batman Jones reviewed Justice League #34 Oct 16, 2019
5.0

I've loved this run but I feel like the creative team(s) have been spinning their wheels the last couple issues. They keep adding characters from all corners of Hypertime but they don't seem to be doing anything with them--in fact, it feels like the only exciting plot point lately has been seeing which new characters will appear (only to enjoy zero characterization and almost no lines). Nobody wan more

Justice League #34

By: James Tynion IV, Jim Cheung
Released: Oct 16, 2019

"The Justice Doom War" part five! All Hypertime is breaking! If it blows, all of reality will follow after-which would be just fine for Lex Luthor, who is ready to prove to the evil goddess Perpetua that he's the bad man for her. The Justice League is attempting to do what they can, chasing the Legion of Doom across the time-sphere. If the Totality...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman: Universe #4 Oct 13, 2019
8.0

Fun writing. Terrific art.

Batman: Universe #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Batman and Green Lantern have followed the trail of Vandal Savage back to the Old West-and right into an encounter with Jonah Hex! But before they can stop Savage from finding the mysterious Fabergé egg, Green Lantern disappears-and Batman lands back where his story began: Crime Alley! Originally p...

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Batman Jones reviewed Wonder Twins #8 Oct 13, 2019
8.0

Only Mark Russell could convince me that one of the things DC needs most is an ongoing Wonder Twins series. This guy can do no wrong.

Wonder Twins #8

By: Mark Russell, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 9, 2019

The Wonder Twins are charged with their most important mission yet-planning the 30-year reunion for Morris High School! As it turns out, the Class of '89 is full of unresolved conflict and unrequited love, and if that alone doesn't ruin the event, Jayna's former best friend Polly will!

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Batman Jones reviewed Hawkman #17 Oct 13, 2019
3.5

*YAWN*. Why am I still buying this?

Hawkman #17

By: Robert Venditti, Pat Olliffe
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Lex Luthor gave the Shadow Thief the power to defeat his archenemy, Hawkman, but too bad for the Shadow Thief that Hawkman received a gift of his own from a much more formidable foe-and now nothing can stand in Carter Hall's way!

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Batman Jones reviewed Event Leviathan #5 Oct 13, 2019
6.5

4.5 points for exquisite art and colors. 1 point extra for Elongated Man. And another 1 point for Bendis' not entirely terrible dialogue. But, man, this is an event comic about absolutely nothing. How does a team of great detectives, that includes 2 magic users, come to total consensus on a suspect by process of elimination, only to be proven wrong almost immediately? Every character in this serie more

Event Leviathan #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Oct 9, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's the reveal of the biggest mystery of the summer. Who is Leviathan? And what is their true goal? You're going to find out here! Plus, Lois Lane had a whole other team working this story the entire time,  and-oh man!-someone found something!

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Batman Jones reviewed Detective Comics #1013 Oct 13, 2019
6.0

I understand why some might prefer Tomasi's Detective to King's Batman because some flat out hate King's Batman and I guess mediocrity is preferable to something one just hates. But this is mediocrity. Tomasi can and has done so much better. His whole run on this book so far has felt like one big fill-in.

Detective Comics #1013

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Mr. Freeze is so close to reviving Nora but Batman can't let it happen. Mr. Freeze has never been more vicious or more deadly. There's nothing more dangerous than a desperate man with a cold gun and Gotham City is going to learn that firsthand!

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman's Grave #1 Oct 13, 2019
8.0

Strong start. Hoping and expecting it to get better as it goes according to a great creative team.

Batman's Grave #1

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Oct 9, 2019

The World's Greatest Detective must try to inhabit the mind of a murder victim to solve a case-without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents. Can Batman imagine the life of a corpse with a half-eaten face without dying himself?
Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunit...

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9.0

Loved it. Much stronger writing (and even art) than Harleen #1. One of the better Harley stories I've read.

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #1

By: Kami Garcia, Mico Suayan
Released: Oct 9, 2019

In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one unsolved case-the night she discovered her roommate's body marked with the signature of a notorious serial killer known as The Joker.

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
10

Exquisite.

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Batman Jones reviewed Doomsday Clock #11 Sep 4, 2019
9.0

Just great. The only problem now is that there's only one issue left. I feel like this series could have been twice as long and would be all the better for it, with the obvious caveat of how long it's taken to get to #11. I'm happy that Johns is involved with DC film and TV but boy do I miss him as a full-time comic book writer. I love a lot of DC's writers over the last 20 years but I probably lo more

Doomsday Clock #11

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 4, 2019

The critically acclaimed series by the renowned team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank marches toward its conclusion. In this penultimate issue, the truth behind "Rebirth" is revealed as Batman searches for the one person he believes can help him save the world...Rorschach!

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Nihilist reviewed Doomsday Clock #11 Sep 4, 2019
9.0

For 10 issues straight, we've been asking many questions about the series, its plot, potential endgoal and impact on DC Comics. How is it all connected, what motivate the main cast? There's still left to wonder, but let me tell you - #11 answers a lot. More than expected, in fact, showing us how intricate, detailed and interconnected its story is, really. It's not just a prelude to the finale, it' more

Doomsday Clock #11

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 4, 2019

The critically acclaimed series by the renowned team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank marches toward its conclusion. In this penultimate issue, the truth behind "Rebirth" is revealed as Batman searches for the one person he believes can help him save the world...Rorschach!

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Arslan corner - Sep 4, 2019

Hi, Ni.. hmmm... interesting. Let me ask you, Did you able to follow the story? That also another complaint which some people have that it's kinda uneven/hard to follow. And, the funny thing is, Some are worried about the conclusion. I hope that Geoff johns delivers.

Nihilist - Sep 6, 2019

If you know Watchmen, and have the basic understanding of DC's universe, you should be fine. It's still a multilayered comic, with plenty of parallel arcs and themes going on, but so far, it's been pretty competently explained, I think.

7.0

I love Tom Taylor and I want to love DCeased but it just hasn't done it for me yet. This issue was like the regular ones; it was fine. Nothing to write home about.

DCeased: A Good Day To Die #1

By: Tom Taylor, Laura Braga
Released: Sep 4, 2019

While the mainstays of the Justice League-Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman - battle the worldwide infection in the pages of DCEASED, a group of other heroes work to stop the impending apocalypse-no matter who they have to kill! Mr. Terrific assembles a motley group of surviving heroes including Mister Miracle, Big Barda, John Constantine, B...

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Batman Jones reviewed Justice League #30 Aug 28, 2019
10

BRAVO! THIS is why I love DC Comics!

Justice League #30

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 28, 2019

The "Justice Doom War" starts here! The Lex Luthor the League has known and fought is no more, replaced by an apex predator version of Lex, powered by Perpetua with a goal of bringing tragedy to the DC Universe. Now that Lex has powered up villains across the cosmos, he marshals his own troops, sparking a war between the Legion of Doom and the Just...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman #77 Aug 20, 2019
10

Holy ****.

Batman #77

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 21, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies-including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane's machinations keeping other heroes out, t...

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Talon1load - Aug 22, 2019

Lol. Anytime

myconius - Aug 22, 2019

hahahaha

Batman Jones added Second Coming to their pull list Aug 17, 2019

Second Coming

AHOY is proud to present-for the first time anywhere-the series everyone's talking about, by award-winning writer Mark Russell (Snagglepuss, The Flintstones) and artist Richard Pace (Pitt, New Warriors)! God commands Earth's mightiest super-hero, Sunstar, to accept Jesus as his roommate and teach him how to use power in ...

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Batman Jones rated Event Leviathan #3 Aug 14, 2019
7.5

Event Leviathan #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Aug 14, 2019

From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's DC's biggest whodunit in years! The world's greatest detectives-Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter-have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan's leaders and the destruction of the world's ...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman: Universe #2 Aug 14, 2019
8.5

Derington is always a great treat. Bendis's script was fun too.

Batman: Universe #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Aug 14, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! The quest for the secret of the stolen Fabergé egg and its buyer continues as Batman teams up with Green Arrow against the Riddler, then travels to Gorilla City. But is the egg's strange energy adversely affecting the Dark Knight's mind? These stories were originally published in BATMAN GIANT #5 an...

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Batman Jones reviewed Detective Comics #1009 Aug 14, 2019
7.0

It was okay. I liked the Duce art better than Walker's few issues. The last issue felt uninspired to me too. I miss Batman and Robin Tomasi and keep hoping he'll show up again soon.

Detective Comics #1009

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Christian Duce
Released: Aug 14, 2019

"Take Your Shot" begins! Deadshot has returned to Gotham City following a long stint with the Suicide Squad, and Batman fears that without the oversight of AmandaWaller, Floyd Lawton will go back to his old ways. Meanwhile, after taking Lex Luthor's offer, Mr. Freeze begins taking action to get exactly what he wants and killing anyone who stands in...

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Batman Jones rated DCeased #4 Aug 7, 2019
8.5

DCeased #4

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Aug 7, 2019

The Daily Planet has become a beacon of hope for the living as the Anti-Life Equation sweeps the planet. What's left of the Justice League have begun to gather there, bringing survivors and family alike. But the city is being overrun with infected humans...and superhumans! The war for Metropolis begins!

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Batman Jones reviewed Harley Quinn #64 Aug 7, 2019
8.0

That was awesome! I don't much care about Harley Quinn but I saw the great reviews and picked this up. When Sam Humphries is great (this issue, Dial H for Hero, Green Lanterns) he's pretty darn great.

Harley Quinn #64

By: Sam Humphries, Otto Schmidt
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Harley's tried everything to avoid Lex Luthor and his stupid "Offer"-she's destroyed half a dozen of Lex's drones, she's changed her name, her cell phone number-she even faked her own death! Why won't this bald, pasty-faced weirdo take no for an answer? Harley Quinn takes on the crossover event of the summer in this comic-within-a-comic take on "DC...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman #76 Aug 6, 2019
10

It just keeps getting better. And Tony Daniel's contributing the best work of his career. I've always liked his art well enough but he's been out of this world on this arc. I've loved the slow burn/long game of King's run but we're nearing the endgame now and pace has really picked up and the urgency has too. The last two issues have been fantastic.

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Batman #76

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 7, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't w...

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Darkseid24 - Aug 7, 2019

King really made me hate Thomas more than I already did, so as for me I hope he does die a painful death or gets erased again ( not that we finally would have an explanation why Thomas even is in that timeline) I don’t care much for Gotham Girl. He character is pointless& her beating Captain Atom was just dumb.

10

This is damn good comics. Snyder gets better and better. I found his Batman run to be mediocre apart from the Court of Owls arc, but Metal was good, Batman Who Laughs has been very good, Justice League has been great, and Last Knight on Earth has been super-great. This is what I want out of shared universe DC comics. This book is as epic, surprising, and well-told as pretty much any other Elseworl more

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 31, 2019

The world has been destroyed, and Batman is on a quest to find out who's responsible. But when villains from his past begin to complicate things for the Dark Knight, he finds an unlikely ally in a place known as "the Plains of Solitude."

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman: Secret Files #2 Jul 31, 2019
4.0

What a wasted opportunity. This could have been a City of Bane tie-in that might have connected some of the dots. Instead, in the middle of a major 'Villains Take Over Gotham" arc, we got a forgettable collection of shorts that could have come out in any of the last 30 years or so. The Risso art was nice but there was nothing else at all to distinguish this issue. .

Batman: Secret Files #2

By: Andy Kubert, Eduardo Risso
Released: Jul 31, 2019

"City of Bane" is upon us! Bane's conquering Gotham City, but he's not doing it alone. In this Secret Files issue, read about Bane and his cabal: The Joker, the Riddler, Hugo Strange and the Psycho-Pirate. Brutal stories of madness, murder and hatred done by some of comics' greatest talents!

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Batman Jones reviewed Flash #75 Jul 24, 2019
7.0

It was fine. Nothing special. At all.

Flash #75

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jul 24, 2019

"The Flash Year One" finale! This oversize anniversary issue marks the end of Barry Allen's journey to become the Flash-but at what cost? The Turtle's final play will challenge our hero in every way possible, and by the end of the battle, a Flash will be born-and a Flash will die! Also in this issue, witness Lex Luthor's offer to Captain Cold, whos...

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AdmiralWhiskers - Aug 2, 2019

Why did it warrant a 7 then? Nothing special is more like a 5, no?

Batman Jones reviewed Detective Comics #1008 Jul 24, 2019
7.5

A good issue but by no means a great one. The art made it worthwhile. The story was blah. I miss "Batman and Robin" Peter Tomasi.

Detective Comics #1008

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jul 24, 2019

The Joker returns to Gotham City! The Joker is through working with the Legion of Doom, and he wants to get back to his roots: giving Batman absolute hell! The Clown Prince of Crime comes back with a bang-and he's not about to take prisoners! As if that weren't enough, Lex Luthor delivers the cure for Mr. Freeze's beloved wife, Nora, freeing her fr...

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