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RBL reviewed Nightwing #69 Feb 23, 2020
4.0

Non-issue, just people babbling on about random crap while “ric” lives. You can skip this and jump to next issue and nothing would change.

Here’s hoping Joker’s upcoming involvement finally clears the board of the irrelevant characters here and ends “ric”.

Nightwing #69

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Following the events of October's Night-wing Annual #2, Ric Grayson is getting closer to the truth about what happened to him. Talon has been vanquished, but his interference has put Ric on the trail of other members of the Court of Owls. Have they been taking advantage of his injured state from the beginning? And what does that mean for the life h...

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RBL reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #4 Feb 19, 2020
2.0

Usually when the backstory of a character is expanded on, it adds to them and showcases more of who they are. All this is issue does is elaborate on the “secret origins” of the 3 so-called “leaders” of the Legion.

Thing is, this simple premise is botched completely. Somehow each of the leaders feel like less of a character and just a pointless addition to the roster than before. more

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The secret origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes revealed! Exactly how did this ragtag group of idealistic, super-powered teens from all across the galaxy find each other? What pulls them and keeps them together? Another gorgeous issue of DC's future superstars also reveals clues to how Aquaman's lost trident may be the key to Earth's future and sur...

RBL reviewed Superman: Heroes #1 Feb 12, 2020
3.0

Nice to know the impromptu group that banded together in Justice League Odyssey are now official leaguers.

Also it’s great that Hawkman, Shazam, and Cyborg were all able to reverse their current condition to be present in this momentous occasion. I mean even Harley, an anti-hero at best and someone who is in no way a member of any League also showed up, that’s really something.

Superman: Heroes #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, the staff of the Daily Planet, even the Justice League-their lives all changed when Superman revealed his secret identity to the world! This unique Superman experience explores what the identity of Clark Kent meant to those close to him-and what their relationship to Superman will be in the future. All the rules are about to...

RBL reviewed Superman #20 Feb 12, 2020
1.0

This issue was bad, to the surprise of no one.

What drags this issue down almost single-handedly is the conflict with Mongul. The reason for this is how in this same run he was a villain Superman was able to defeat in a single punch, without this foe even being able to finish his intro speech. Yet we are now expected to believe that Mongul is not just able to withstand Superman’s atta more

Superman #20

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Feb 12, 2020

The United Planets is a perfect, beautiful idea...that completely flies in the face of everything the barbaric Mongul has been fighting for his entire life. Mongol will destroy the United Planets and Superman with it. And he said something about using Earth as his toilet. Which doesn't sound very nice. The return of one of Superman's biggest and ba...

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PeteRick - Feb 17, 2020

I hate how these numbnuts sites are Always quoting the same things: this is brian's best superman issue so far. Come on like you lots acually read it, DC is dead!!

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Nihilist reviewed Young Justice #13 Feb 5, 2020
4.5

I have no hopes this series will ever become better, and by "better" I mean "any decent". Bendis created his microcosm at DC, time and time reminding us about how Wonder Comics' characters are interconnected. And you know what? I don't mind that, the panel where Jinny's hunk of junk of a truck is being hauled by combined efforts of Wonder Girl, Naomi and Teen Lantern, is some real cool shit. That' more

Young Justice #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Another Wonder Comics extravaganza kicks off with Young Justice searching for Conner Kent as the teen Superboy find himself trapped in the mysterious world of Skartaris, the home of legendary DC character Warlord! Wonder Comics curator and Young Justice writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes writer David F. Walker to the team alongside rising-star ar...

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KFuqua reviewed Young Justice #13 Feb 5, 2020
1.0

Just awful. The art is some of the worst I've seen in a professional comic, except for the awesome Mike Grell/Warlord pieces.

Young Justice #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Another Wonder Comics extravaganza kicks off with Young Justice searching for Conner Kent as the teen Superboy find himself trapped in the mysterious world of Skartaris, the home of legendary DC character Warlord! Wonder Comics curator and Young Justice writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes writer David F. Walker to the team alongside rising-star ar...

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LunaMoody reviewed Young Justice #13 Feb 5, 2020
1.0

I am once again mad at myself for buying this book. It has sucked from day one and does not look to be ever going to improve on that. Total waste of money. The issue is badly written. The art work was terrible. I kept saying I'm not going to continue to get it but I keep hoping it will get better and I just really like the character of Tim Drake even though he now is basically being called a male more

Young Justice #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Another Wonder Comics extravaganza kicks off with Young Justice searching for Conner Kent as the teen Superboy find himself trapped in the mysterious world of Skartaris, the home of legendary DC character Warlord! Wonder Comics curator and Young Justice writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes writer David F. Walker to the team alongside rising-star ar...

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Superheroes for Hire - Feb 7, 2020

Not sure when they added Walker as an extra writer and Oeming as an extra writer, but I think only Bendis/Grell were the originally solicited team. Glad I didn't get hooked in by the Warlord tease.

RBL reviewed Young Justice #13 Feb 5, 2020
1.5

Have not read this yet, going to make a guess and rate is as bad. Will return after reading to assess if the rating given is accurate.

Update: Turns out my previous rating of 3/10 was generous. Somehow 5 pages in I was already lost, the dialogue is just some of the worst there is out there.

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Young Justice #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Another Wonder Comics extravaganza kicks off with Young Justice searching for Conner Kent as the teen Superboy find himself trapped in the mysterious world of Skartaris, the home of legendary DC character Warlord! Wonder Comics curator and Young Justice writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes writer David F. Walker to the team alongside rising-star ar...

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DC Stuff reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

Awful! The story is all over the place and the art is just horrendous. This should now be used as an example of letting big name creators go on too long without any editorial interference. DC needs to end this madness!

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

Prelude:
Bendis. Action Comics. Bad. Let's go.

The Rare:
Nothing at all.

The Usual:
Rubbish art.

Bendis-speak.

"The Event Leviathan"

Continuity.

Leviathan Island.

It's boring as hell.

Conclusion:
Thank god it's over.

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

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TheHyruleElf - Jan 30, 2020

Your reviews always give me joy, my friend :)

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Marvel Overlord reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

This art is soooooo bad. It killed me

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

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Nihilist reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 29, 2020
1.5

Rarely I see a comic with no redeeming qualities. Last time it probably was King's Knightmares trainwrck of an arc. Usually you get something of value for the money - most of the time decent art, sometimes decent story, (very) occasssionally both. But this... this is awful. Everything about this comic is awful. Plot, dialogues, art, all with no exception horrendously bad. If it was an indie book, more

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 29, 2020
1.5

This issue is poorly paced and if the moments Bendis wanted to land had any chance of doing so at the scripting stage, the ungodly art made certain that they would not.

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

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RBL reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

Somehow tech built by the Manhunters, which were replaced by the Green Lanterns, is somehow a match for the Legion of Doom who have been empowered by cosmic forces?
...I don’t know even know what to say.

Leviathan also went from a separate faction trying to establish its own mandate to a generic “supervillain” group. Great.

Lex stating that the “event leviathan more

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

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Mail2g reviewed Superman #19 Jan 22, 2020
4.0

The only worthwhile reading parts are the interaction showing the love between Lois and Clark plus the talk with Trish Q. All of them however are woefully short. Plus, Mongul looks badass but he's being wasted in fighting United Planets.

Superman #19

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jan 22, 2020

One day later! What happens the day after Superman reveals his secret identity to the world? And what repercussions will his decision have across the entire DC Universe? Plus, Superman: president of Earth?

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RBL - Jan 22, 2020

Huh, here I thought the piece with Trish Q read poorly because it felt very inauthentic.

RBL reviewed Superman #19 Jan 22, 2020
3.0

Superman being smug that “Clark Kent” was such a good disguise, that’s new. Not a fan of it.

Suddenly Mongul is a threat? Really? The guy Superman took out with a single punch a couple issues back because he just “needed to punch something” is now somehow able to not only threaten the fledgling United Planets but also defeat Superman. I don’t buy it, it’s either one or the more

Superman #19

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jan 22, 2020

One day later! What happens the day after Superman reveals his secret identity to the world? And what repercussions will his decision have across the entire DC Universe? Plus, Superman: president of Earth?

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Nightwing #68 Jan 15, 2020
6.0

Prelude:
This arc has been extremely mixed for me.

The Good:
I liked the visit through Dick's past.

Travis Moore's art was great when he was in the issue.

The Bad:
Undid the last couple issues of progress too quickly for my liking.

Gave me hope for Dick and then snatched it away.

Don't like Bea and Ric's relationship.

Nightwing #68

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Being a superhero often means layers of identities. For Ric Grayson, he once had a life as a sidekick to Batman, a life he forgot when a terrible gunshot wound erased his memories. When his long lost grand-father, who is also a super-assassin called Talon, returned to his life and implanted false memories into his brain, that added another layer. N...

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KFuqua reviewed Nightwing #68 Jan 16, 2020
2.0

The "Ric" storyline continues to be absolutely awful and it can't end fast enough.

Please end this torture and give us a Nightwing comic again!

Nightwing #68

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Being a superhero often means layers of identities. For Ric Grayson, he once had a life as a sidekick to Batman, a life he forgot when a terrible gunshot wound erased his memories. When his long lost grand-father, who is also a super-assassin called Talon, returned to his life and implanted false memories into his brain, that added another layer. N...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Nightwing #68 Jan 18, 2020
3.5

This is starting to feel like the clone saga. Full of false endings and a clear lack of a plan. Can't wait for Ric to be put on trial for being a murderer. How about Nightwingcide? Ooo, we haven't had our "elderly caretaker died" issue yet. When's Nightwing #400?

Nightwing #68

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Being a superhero often means layers of identities. For Ric Grayson, he once had a life as a sidekick to Batman, a life he forgot when a terrible gunshot wound erased his memories. When his long lost grand-father, who is also a super-assassin called Talon, returned to his life and implanted false memories into his brain, that added another layer. N...

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TheHyruleElf - Jan 21, 2020

*Casually waits for Judas Traveller to show up*

YourGreenMuse - Jan 21, 2020

And who is he? How is he so powerful?? Oh, wait, he's no one.

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #3 Jan 15, 2020
2.0

Prelude:
Well, time to read another issue of Legion of Super-Heroes. Let's see what Bendis has in store.

The Good:
I do like the Robin and Superboy stuff... well, while it lasted.

Sook's art is great.

The Bad:
Still overly convoluted when the Legionnaires are together or speak.

Personalities are likewise non-existent.

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Legion of Super-Heroes #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Jan 15, 2020

You knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!) Also, meet the new Legionnaires as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across t...

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Briton reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #3 Jan 18, 2020
2.5

Total crap. Give us back the LSH.

Legion of Super-Heroes #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Jan 15, 2020

You knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!) Also, meet the new Legionnaires as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across t...

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3.0

This sucks. Bendis barely knows how to write characters with personality, so giving him 20 of them and expecting us to care is asinine. This issue feels incredibly pointless. Hopefully, next issue really is the end of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Legion of Super-Heroes #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Jan 15, 2020

You knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!) Also, meet the new Legionnaires as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across t...

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RBL reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #3 Jan 15, 2020
3.0

All this great and colorful art somehow heightens how vapid the writing is, this doesn't work.

Legion of Super-Heroes #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Jan 15, 2020

You knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!) Also, meet the new Legionnaires as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across t...

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RBL reviewed Nightwing #68 Jan 15, 2020
5.0

As an ending of an arc it fails to stick the landing, but no one arc of "ric" ever managed to really take off, so this just botching the end is already a vast improvement. As a single issue the fact it fails to commit to the single change most fans have been asking for since Batman #55 is its biggest drawback. A completely forgettable read and not worth spending money on.

While this iss more

Nightwing #68

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Being a superhero often means layers of identities. For Ric Grayson, he once had a life as a sidekick to Batman, a life he forgot when a terrible gunshot wound erased his memories. When his long lost grand-father, who is also a super-assassin called Talon, returned to his life and implanted false memories into his brain, that added another layer. N...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Young Justice #12 Jan 11, 2020
1.0

Wow, this is the last new comic I'll read this week and it's also the worst. There's just so much talking in this issue, and it's mostly unnecessary. And it's so Bendis. Annoyingly so. This is just a jumbled mess of disinteresting garbage. To add insult to injury, Miguel becomes Spider-Man at the end, like Bendis can't help but go back to his old tricks... literally. He should realize that he fuck more

Young Justice #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Jan 8, 2020

WONDER COMICS
It's an epic Wonder Comics crossover: Naomi, the Wonder Twins, and Young Justice all come together for the first time to confront the secrets behind the entire first year of the teen team's series. Where did Connor Kent come from? Why does Bart Allen remember everyone but no one else does? How does it all connect to Jinny Hex's tr...

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CaptnAmerca reviewed Action Comics #1018 Jan 3, 2020
1.0

I'm here to pile on. The writing and the art were pure garbage. Of course Bendis is going to make his own character the mayor of Metropolis. She just moved there six months ago. She's a surefire bet to win!

Red Cloud still sucks.

Superman revealing his secret to someone he's talked to maybe 5 times?

Speaking of things that suck...hey, it's Leviathan!

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Action Comics #1018

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 1, 2020

One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to brin...

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KFuqua reviewed Action Comics #1018 Jan 2, 2020
1.0

Horrible story and art. I'm not sure how DC allowed this one to be released.

Action Comics #1018

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 1, 2020

One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to brin...

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Death's Head reviewed Action Comics #1018 Jan 6, 2020
2.0

Jesus Christ this was some next level terrible art.

Action Comics #1018

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 1, 2020

One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to brin...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Action Comics #1018 Jan 3, 2020
2.0

This was such a mess. The writing and plot are all over the place. It's like Bendis forgot how structure works. Every new development falls flat and makes me dislike this book more. The art is atrocious. Henry Abrams meet JrJr, and let's have a conversation about nepotism.

Action Comics #1018

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 1, 2020

One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to brin...

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egon244 reviewed Action Comics #1018 Jan 3, 2020
4.0

"What did you do to me!"

Great Caesar's ghost, this was terrible.

Romita's art here ranges from ugly to downright atrocious. It looks rushed as hell with that first spread being just... ugh. This stuff will give me nightmares. Was there some bet going on over there? Under just how many minutes will he be able to draw this entire issue or something? 10 minutes? 15?

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Action Comics #1018

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 1, 2020

One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to brin...

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RBL - Jan 12, 2020

Unfortunately for the legitimately good Action Comics to be back the current writer needs to leave the book.

egon244 - Jan 12, 2020

He did quite well with the first issues.

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