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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 Perpetua is a boring, annoying, outdated villain and that makes the JL even dumber.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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Batman Jones rated Suicide Squad #1 Dec 21, 2019
8.5

Suicide Squad #1

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Task Force X-nicknamed the Suicide Squad-unites some of the DCU's unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series yet! The Squad's new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries-and not everyone on either side will make it out back alive! But when the U.S. government's most deniable team of do-...

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Batman Jones reviewed Justice League #38 Dec 18, 2019
2.0

DOOM WAR!

Evil has already won and there's no take backs, t but wait! JL just extended membership to every hero in the DCU! I wonder what will happen with this new JLU. (To be continued.)

Well, they kind of dropped the whole JLU thing. Were they even in this issue? Evil has won and there's no take backs, but wait! JSA and Kamandi! (To be continued.)

Well, JSA and K more

Justice League #38

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Dec 18, 2019

"Justice/Doom War" finale! Lex Luthor is triumphant. Perpetua is back to full power and ready to take on the Multiverse, to bend and twist the whole of existence to suit Doom. Has the Justice League finally come up against a foe they can't defeat? Perpetua is the mother of their universe after all, the original creator. In war, there can only be on...

Batman Jones reviewed Batman's Grave #3 Dec 14, 2019
9.0

Ellis writes a fantastic Batman. Would love to see him on a monthly Bat-book.

Batman's Grave #3

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 11, 2019

A corrupt politico dies by his own hand, but James Gordon is convinced there's something more to it. Now, it's time to ask for access to the Batman's resources. And that is why, right now, in a stately Gotham City mansion, the Batman is being beaten to death.

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Batman Jones reviewed Detective Comics #1017 Dec 11, 2019
5.0

You're better than this, Tom Taylor.

Detective Comics #1017

By: Tom Taylor, Fernando Blanco
Released: Dec 11, 2019

In the dead of winter, a child has gone missing from the Martha Wayne Orphanage in Gotham City...and the bearer of the Wayne family name is on the case. But to solve this mystery, Batman must turn to another bearer of the Wayne family name, his estranged son Damian, to hit the night skies as Batman and Robin once more. Can father and son put aside ...

10

That was all kinds of wonderful. When Tom King is great, he is SO great. A perfect issue of Superman.

Superman: Up In the Sky #6

By: Tom King, Andy Kubert
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! It's the finale of Tom King and Andy Kubert's Man of Steel epic and Superman is captured off-planet, with Earth's remaining heroes left to fend off an alien robot invasion! If Superman can break his bonds and rise up against the diabolical mastermind who unleased the attack, he can save his adopted home...

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Batman Jones rated Deathstroke #50 Dec 5, 2019
10

Deathstroke #50

By: Christopher Priest, Jason Paz
Released: Dec 4, 2019

It all comes down to this. With the fate of his family hanging in the balance, the real Slade Wilson must take on his most dangerous foe yet-himself!

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Batman Jones reviewed Action Comics #1017 Nov 27, 2019
1.0

I don't follow Marvel so I didn't know Bendis until he came to DC. I've seen enough. I'm out.

Action Comics #1017

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Nov 27, 2019

"Invisible War" part one! It's one of the biggest creator reunions in years as writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist John Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. In this issue, it's all-out war on the streets of Metropolis-and at the end of this epic there will be a huge change to...

9.5

"Tales from the Dark Multiverse" held so much promise for me but this was the first of four installments that wasn't a slog to get through. It also has the distinction of being, actually, great.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1

By: James Tynion IV, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Nov 27, 2019

DC's mega-event "Infinite Crisis" saw the destruction of the Trinity, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse...but it all started with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, who saw it all coming and died with secrets that could've saved the world. But...things happened differently in the Dark Multiverse! Not only do...

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Batman Jones reviewed Flash Forward #3 Nov 22, 2019
2.0

Why oh why would DC entrust the rehabilitation of such an important character to a Scott freaking Lobdell? It's bad enough that this series (and the Dark Multiverse stuff) is framed by scenes with Dan DiDio's ridiculous character Tempus Fuginaut but Lobdell?? Here's hoping the next time we see Wally DC can spare one of their good writers. As for this series, all I keep thinking is what a pity.

Flash Forward #3

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The rift between the Multiverse and Dark Multiverse is growing wider, and evil dark energy is threatening all the planets in its path! It's up to Wally West to journey to these worlds and purge them of this darkness, but the greater darkness is that from within. The destruction has now found its way to Earth-43, where Roy Harper is the world's prem...

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Batman Jones rated Batman #83 Nov 19, 2019
10

Batman #83

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 20, 2019

It's chapter nine of "City of Bane," and it's time for a reckoning in Gotham City! Thomas Wayne has joined forces with Bane, and that alliance threatens to throw a monkey wrench into Batman's plans. And as Bane's evil army begins to crumble, the Caped Crusader must face the real force behind it all. As the end of this epic tale grows near, Batman a...

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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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