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Yam09 reviewed Justice League #55 Oct 20, 2020
10

Death Metal stakes without it going into the "what the hell is even happening". Snyder please.

Justice League #55

By: Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha
Released: Oct 21, 2020

The motley crew of “Doom Metal” sets sail for the cliffs of insanity, captained by Nightwing-or so he thinks! The team fractures, and Detective Chimp reveals the horrible secret wish in his heart. And speaking of hearts, Hawkgirl will stop at nothing to find Martian Manhunter, even if she jeopardizes the League’s mission and their souls. Part...

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Batman Jones reviewed Justice League #55 Oct 20, 2020
8.0

I’m really liking this arc.

Maybe that’s the unusual lineup, which I’ve enjoyed. (Nightwing belongs on the JL.)

Maybe it’s that I typically have low expectations for comics written by Josh Williamson. He’s usually fine but unremarkable IMO.

More likely this arc is actually very good, especially by comparison to the deadly dull Venditti fill-ins that prece more

Justice League #55

By: Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha
Released: Oct 21, 2020

The motley crew of “Doom Metal” sets sail for the cliffs of insanity, captained by Nightwing-or so he thinks! The team fractures, and Detective Chimp reveals the horrible secret wish in his heart. And speaking of hearts, Hawkgirl will stop at nothing to find Martian Manhunter, even if she jeopardizes the League’s mission and their souls. Part...

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Batman Jones reviewed Detective Comics #1028 Oct 18, 2020
5.0

I have to give this issue and this run a 5, because it's neither good nor bad. It's just unremarkable.

I loved Tomasi's writing so recently, I was excited he was taking over here, and I really don't understand how Batman and Robin was so much better than this run, except to give Patrick Gleason an awful lot of credit.

I do think Tomasi is a good writer and I look forward to h more

Detective Comics #1028

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Nicola Scott
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Spinning out of the events of “The Joker War” and Detective Comics #1027 comes a tale of the beginning of the end for Gotham City’s status quo. With tensions flaring and a new mayoral candidate making his anti-hero agenda known to the city, Batman and his allies are stretched thin to keep the peace. But just as things couldn’t look any wors...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman's Grave #11 Oct 18, 2020
8.5

I love this series and I don't understand why it's not getting more attention. Where did all the fans pushing for Batman to return to his roots as a detective go? Because this is certainly that.

More importantly, to me anyway, is that Bruce's interactions with Alfred and Gordon are some of the very best I've ever read.

Batman's Grave #11

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Scorn’s plan is revealed, and it is nothing less than the reshaping of the structure of Gotham City. Where the Batman imagines a city without crime, Scorn wants a city built on it. The Batman can’t think like him, though-he’s half-dead already!

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman #100 Oct 9, 2020
6.5

I liked it. I didn't love it, apart from the art.

But this is now the last three Batman runs, back-to-back-to-back, featuring what amounts to:

City of Riddler
City of Bane
City of Joker

Have a new idea, y'all.

Batman #100

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 7, 2020

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life-it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses...

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Batfan - Oct 11, 2020

That’s fair. I don’t actually give out 1s, but this actually is one of the worst comics I have ever read in my life which is why it got a 1. If people read my reviews they’d see I’ve given a lot of recognition for Jorges art and the colourist because they were the true stars of the story but that can only hide bad writing for so long. I’m happy though for anyone who enjoyed it, I wish I could have.

Batman Jones - Oct 11, 2020

That's more than fair. :)

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KErtneY reviewed Batman #100 Oct 7, 2020
2.5

A very disappointing ending but the art is fantastic

Batman #100

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 7, 2020

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life-it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses...

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Batphantom reviewed Batman #100 Oct 6, 2020
6.0

Well, the art is fantastic.

Batman #100

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 7, 2020

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life-it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses...

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Batman Jones commented on this:
6.0

At the Heart of Trees was fine. I got a little tiny baby kick out of it taking place in the Great Dismal Swamp, since there's a very interesting history to it, and I'm glad to say it was barely explored whatsoever. But it is a spooky place, nonetheless. They do ghost hunts there!

Ring of Stones was fine as well. It held my interest, at least. This is why I don't like short story anthol more

Legend of the Swamp Thing: Halloween Spectacular #1

By: Vita Ayala, Mike Perkins
Released: Oct 7, 2020

It's Halloween, and DC invites you to welcome Swamp Thing to your witching-hour festivities. In this 48-page collection of all-new stories, the Guardian of the Green reveals past lives and the unforgettable horrors that befall those who cross his path. From ancient Rome to present day, Swamp Thing stalks these ghostly and ghastly tales-all of which...

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Batman Jones - Oct 7, 2020

Got it, thanks for the quick reply. You just saved me $6. :)

YourGreenMuse - Oct 7, 2020

No problem.

Batman Jones reviewed Detective Comics #1027 Sep 16, 2020
10

So many of these anthologies have been disappointing. This is what I've been hoping for out of all of them. What a great read.

Detective Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 16, 2020

Light the Bat-Signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is here! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, this special, book-size celebration brings you the biggest names in comics as they chronicle the most epic Batman adventures Gotham City and the DC Universe have ever seen! The World’s Greatest Detective has a mountain of...

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Batman Jones commented on this:
9.0

This my friends, is how you make an anniversary lineup!

After the absolute dogshit that was Detective 1000 (and the mediocre ones: WW 750, Flash 750, Robin 80th, and Cat 80th, the Joker 80th was pretty good), we have finally received a perfect special.

Tomasi and Vendetti's stories stood out to me as the best, while Johns + O'Neil (RIP) + Bunn + Marz were fantastic nonetheles more

Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Green Lantern 80th Anniversary #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Jun 24, 2020

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe's most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosm...

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Batman Jones - Jun 29, 2020

Glad you're on board, Br'er. YourGreenMuse is right but I'd take it a little further... Until the 80s or 90s or even more recently, a lot of gay people didn't come out even to themselves. Were all of the marriages and all of the children outside of either sex or love? I'd say not at all. I'd say that, even when one spouse was aware, they could still be very much in love. They could also have a great sex life, even if the gay person was not leading a totally unauthentic life. More...

Batman Jones - Jun 29, 2020

I've know so many people that came out to themselves and others in recent decades or years that were very much in love with their spouses. One can have great sex outside of love and great romantic love outside of sex. We are complicated. In the past that meant a sort of hiding, in the present it means coming to terms with how complex sexuality and love actually are. But they are not mutually exclusive.

Batman Jones rated Suicide Squad #6 Jun 28, 2020
10

Suicide Squad #6

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jun 24, 2020

The hunters have become the hunted! Task Force X is the world's most wanted-on the run from heroes and villains alike and no closer to taking down the puppet master who's been pulling their strings. But even if they go to ground, there's no hiding from the World's Greatest Detective, and it'll take every deadly trick in their playbook for the Squad...

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Spacey Medicine reviewed Superman #22 Jun 19, 2020
3.5

Yeah I can definitely see the UN voting to make some guy the king of Earth, that feels legit.

Superman #22

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jun 17, 2020

The battle for the United Planets hits a fever pitch as the galactic conqueror Mongul beats some of the rulers of the galaxy to death and then heads for Earth! The only thing standing in his way? Superman! Meanwhile, back on Earth, the truth that Clark Kent is Superman continues to spiral out all over the world, and now the Daily Planet's competiti...

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Batman Jones - Jun 19, 2020

I hated this issue and hate most Bendis stuff. But the complain that something in a comic book doesn't seem legit strikes me pretty funny. Superman can fly too, you know.

Br'er Lapin AKA 20-Ish Ceiln - Jun 20, 2020

He can?! Man, if he were real we should definitely get the UN to vote him in as King of Earth.

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8.0

AFTER ENDLESS COMMUNION WITH THE HYPERGODS BEYOND THE OVERVOID, MAGUS MORRISON HAS FINALLY UNLOCKED THE LOST VARIABLE OF THE SILVER-AGE EQUATION: CAMP DIALOGUE!

CAMP DIALOGUE + ONE-OFF VILLAIN / LOVE INTEREST * SELF-CENTERED CONTINUITY = UNIQUE PIECE OF COMIC LITERATURE THAT WILL CONFUSED BASED FANS!!!

WITH THIS ULTIMATE WEAPON LEFT OVER FROM THE ENTROPY WARS, WILL OUR HEROES more

Green Lantern: Season Two #4

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Guest-starring the Flash, as the Emerald Warrior and Fastest Man Alive put their friendship on the line to fight for their lives on a world changed beyond all recognition! Is the world ready for an attack by ptechnodactyls and the ancient super-beings known as "the Golden Giants of Neo-Pangaea"?

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Batman Jones rated Justice League #45 May 26, 2020
5.0

Justice League #45

By: Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows
Released: May 27, 2020

The Spirit of Vengeance goes global! After spending untold time in isolation, the Spectre is back, and his thirst for retribution will ripple across the Earth! As old wounds are reopened under the Spectre's unstoppable influence, it's up to the Justice League to stop the conflict. But how can they act on a global stage when they must first contend ...

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Batman Jones rated Young Justice #14 Mar 13, 2020
3.0

Young Justice #14

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Now that Young Justice has figured out who the bad guys are, it's time to bring the fight to S.T.A.R. Labs' front door! But the combined forces of Dial H for Hero, the Wonder Twins, Naomi, and the entire Young Justice roster may not be enough to defeat these evil scientists. It's time to call in some super-powered backup...the new Young Justice! Pl...

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Batman Jones rated Superman #21 Mar 13, 2020
4.5

Superman #21

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Mar 11, 2020

It's Mongul versus Superman in the battle for the survival of the United Planets! The Man of Steel must confront Mongul in front of all the powers of the galaxy, or peace will never be achieved. During one of the most private moments in Superman's existence comes one of his biggest challenges. If Superman fails, the whole of the United Planets fall...

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GammaBurst reviewed Superman #21 Mar 11, 2020
4.5

Just read it. The only good thing about this book is the art.

The writing is a mess; some things don't even make sense... A pretty mediocre comic.

Superman #21

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Mar 11, 2020

It's Mongul versus Superman in the battle for the survival of the United Planets! The Man of Steel must confront Mongul in front of all the powers of the galaxy, or peace will never be achieved. During one of the most private moments in Superman's existence comes one of his biggest challenges. If Superman fails, the whole of the United Planets fall...

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Batman Jones - Mar 13, 2020

Same. Exactly.

9.5

Green Lantern: Season Two #2

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Hal Jordan is stuck on the worst possible planet he can imagine: Earth! Reassigned by the bold new Guardians to patrol his home planet, Hal finds himself a bit bored with his familiar haunts versus the infinite expanse and adventure of outer space. But when an invasion from the dawn of time strikes the planet, can Hal stop...the Ornitho-Men?!

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Batman Jones rated Hawkman #22 Mar 13, 2020
9.0

Hawkman #22

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Sky Tyrant comes home to roost-whether he likes it or not! Hawkwoman, Adam Strange, and the Atom have trapped Sky Tyrant and desperately work to find a cure for their beloved friend Carter Hall's Dark Multiverse infection. But they're running out of time as Sky Tyrant, who controls Carter Hall's body, makes a play for the ancient and powerful artif...

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Batman Jones rated Batman's Grave #6 Mar 13, 2020
8.5

Batman's Grave #6

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Mar 11, 2020

The Batman is trapped in the most dangerous house in Gotham City, trying to protect Commissioner Gordon from a secret army out to kill anyone involved in the justice system. The war on the law has only just begun.

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Batman Jones reviewed Action Comics #1020 Feb 27, 2020
1.0

I think it must take rather a lot of effort to write such a bad comic book. I almost feel like DC is pranking us lately.

Action Comics #1020

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also ...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman #88 Feb 5, 2020
8.0

That's more like it. You have my attention, Tynion.

Batman #88

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke...

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8.5

The first story was fine but it wasn't much. The second story was terrific. The best of Tomasi in this run so far and Risso is fantastic as always. A classic Alfred story.

Detective Comics Annual #3

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Sumit Kumar
Released: Jan 29, 2020

Of all the mayhem and madness that "City of Bane" visited upon Batman's world, the death of Alfred Pennyworth had the greatest impact. As Bruce struggles to pick up the pieces of his life, the absence of the man who had always helped him is felt with devastating consequences. With new storm clouds brewing on the horizon, does Bruce Wayne have what ...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Justice League #39 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

Just like everything Snyder writes, this run ends with nothing. For a worthless, meaningless story, it lasts too long. Perpetua is a boring, annoying, outdated villain and that makes the JL even dumber. I may be wrong but is Snyder whining about editorial decisions in the story? That's pretty unprofessional and narrow-minded I think since the story is JUST BAD.

Justice League #39

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jan 29, 2020

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says f...

Batman Jones reviewed Justice League #39 Jan 29, 2020
2.0

The only thing that was interesting about the Justice/Doom War was the thousand guest stars Snyder kept introducing as if with an exclamation mark. And then he did nothing with any of them. First Mera joined the team and did nothing. Then every hero in the DCU proper joined the JL and did nothing. The they added the JSA, Kamandi, DC One Million characters, Batman Beyond characters, Kingdom Come ch more

Justice League #39

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jan 29, 2020

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says f...

Batman Jones reviewed Batman #87 Jan 22, 2020
7.0

Nice art. Pedestrian writing.

Batman #87

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Jan 22, 2020

The Riddler has been lying low since his humiliating defeat as part of Bane's army- but as costumed assassins start to make their way into Gotham City, Edward Nygma may have the answers he's been looking for. Or at least, the answer to why Deathstroke is trying to kill him! Is it possible that Batman's tussle with Slade Wilson was all just a ruse t...

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Nihilist - Jan 24, 2020

King's sales drop wasn't as big as one could think, though. It didn't sink completely, because it ad "Batman" in the name, so of course it had to sell above something like Detective Comics, since the name holds some power of appeal to normies. The real indicator of drop, I think, will show up when King drops the new series with Catwoman and Phantasm (well, yet another character for him to butcher). Nonetheless, his run was atrocious and nonsensical. This one sarted out... okay, I guess.

myconius - Jan 31, 2020

true! those damn normies being lulled by the Name Brand. i think you definitely have something there with the upcoming Bat/Cat series. after that's done, i wonder what character DC will let him ruin next?

Batman Jones reviewed Batman/Superman #5 Dec 21, 2019
5.0

Is anyone else getting sleepy?

Batman/Superman #5

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Dec 18, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs has unleashed his Secret Six! Now these infected heroes threaten to spread their dark infection across our world, and the only thing that might stop them is the combined might of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. If they fail, the planet will become the seed that grows a new Dark Multiverse-heroes will fall, villains will ...

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Batman Jones reviewed Nightwing #67 Dec 21, 2019
5.0

I can't believe this is still happening. Who likes this? Who is this for?

Nightwing #67

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Accepting his destiny as the Gray Son, Ric Grayson joins his great-grandfather as the newest Talon! He's cleaning up Blu dhaven and restoring order to a city that has been in complete and utter disarray for the past year. But at what cost? When he faces off against a new enemy whose metal tests his mettle, everyone's values will be tested.

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6.5

How much longer can this drag on? The whole Year of the Villain/Doom War/Batman Who Laughs/Infected thing stopped building stakes ages ago. It keeps trying to top itself and it just grows flatter and flatter.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1

By: James Tynion IV, Steve Epting
Released: Dec 18, 2019

DC's "Year of the Villain" begins its sinister conclusion! Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse- which means it's Luthor's mission to defeat the Batman Who Lau...

9.0

Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Dec 18, 2019

DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you've ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man's Worl...

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