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JBL Reviews reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
3.5

King is really asking a lot by giving us so little story progression each issue

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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myconius - Dec 4, 2019

because he had no plan. he's just stalling. waiting for this all to be over. he's a fraud.

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MKW69 reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
4.0

Another Grayson futures end or Pax Americana like issue. I don't like it.

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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myconius - Dec 4, 2019

only that this idiotic mess of Tom King's doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence as Pax Americana. ...at least Pax Americana had a plan and actually tried.

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myconius reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.0

Tom King HAS to be making this S**T up as he goes!!!

the bozo probably had NO idea what he wanted to to for this run, NO PLAN...

just a lot of pretentious hot air!!!

F**K YOU, Tom King!!!
take this miserable pathetic excuse of a Batman run, and stick it right up your A**!!!!!

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.5

I see no reedeeming qualities here. Not one. Everything in this issue is just bad - writing is awful, dialogues, the very little there is, are even worse, which is nothing new in this series, art is bad, story is pretty much nonexistent. Aside from maybe two pages, every panel is a retrospective of Thomas' life, but it... sucks. It lacks any real depth and emotional weigth for us to truly care abo more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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myconius - Dec 4, 2019

i strongly feel that Tom King had no idea what he wanted to do with all the issues that DC gave hime for Batman. he's just been treading water trying to figure out something "epic". but instead he embarrassed himself with this hot mess. it's about time the fraud finally had all this blow up in his face.

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
2.0

Ugh, you know I have to get a pesky wisdom tooth extracted today and I think that will be at least 5 times better than this issue. His "explanations" aren't explanations. This is just shitty. "Thomas Wayne is an asshole because... he's always been an asshole." My mind is blown. We knew that Thomas Wayne was an asshole, we didn't need most of this. And again, what happened with Booster? He told Bat more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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YourGreenMuse - Dec 5, 2019

Thanks. It went really smoothly. It didn't take as long as reading this issue did and was virtually painless. So, I was right.

myconius - Dec 5, 2019

hahahaha! too funny! glad to hear it went smoothly.

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DC Stuff reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.0

Another issue trying to retroactively show that there was always a story here when it is obvious that King was too lazy to do anything of the sort and needed these last dozen or so issues to cover his own tracks. We were supposed to get the answers to Thomas Wayne, but I guess it's the questions that King didn't understand, namely, how was there a Flashpoint timeline for him to come from and why more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Canada_Comic_Guy - Dec 5, 2019

Isn't there some kind of editor that has to stop this crap from happening? I want a refund.

Darkseid24 - Dec 5, 2019

Putting in quotes from writers can be good, I actually like that, but in Kings story it feels out of place.

RBL liked this:
1.0

100% garbage. There is no reason to buy this. Zoe Quinn is an awful writer and I wonder when this madness will end and they hire someone who can actually write a decent story to replace this crap. Writing lots of words doesn't mean you have anything to say and by the end, we are left with an issue that will be forgotten by this weekend.

The Infected: Deathbringer #1

By: Zoe Quinn, Brent Peeples
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Donna Troy is a hero. She fought alongside friends, led the Titans into battle, and buried more friends in the line of duty than she cares to remember. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batm...

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4.0

For somebody who calls herself Deathbringer, she sure does not bring a lot of death. Nor anything else which would make this comic memorable. There is few decent moments in here, like the scene where Donna and Rachel have a bonding moment talking about headaches, but not only they hardly push the story forward, nor are enough to outnumber boring, slow paced talking, and talking, and talking. And I more

The Infected: Deathbringer #1

By: Zoe Quinn, Brent Peeples
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Donna Troy is a hero. She fought alongside friends, led the Titans into battle, and buried more friends in the line of duty than she cares to remember. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batm...

RBL reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
3.0

Not gonna lie, whatever this was, good isn't it.

Using the word "earlier" for every panel makes it feel incredibly messy, and as we're talking about a character from an entirely different Earth it muddles it even further. I'd say there would have to be a better way to indicate where and when things happened but simply "earlier" is not it.

While I can't recall the Flashpoint s more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

RBL reviewed The Infected: Deathbringer #1 Dec 4, 2019
4.0

Utterly forgettable issue, adds nothing of consequence to the overarching story or furthers Donna Troy's character. All it does is give is create "edgy" Donna that is somehow just a far less effective Troia, so it's not even original.

I can't say the writer did much of anything, while the artwork is decidedly what carried the issue.

Not worth a purchase, not really even worth more

The Infected: Deathbringer #1

By: Zoe Quinn, Brent Peeples
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Donna Troy is a hero. She fought alongside friends, led the Titans into battle, and buried more friends in the line of duty than she cares to remember. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batm...

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myconius reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
1.0

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Tom King has Batman crying YET again!
maybe Alfred wouldn't have died if Bruce didn't leave him in danger in the first place. this really makes Bruce look like a complete failure. how is it that Alfred was even a prisoner of Bane's in the first place?

Tom King is just NOT a good writer.
he has no idea how to create, innovate or inspire.
all he knows more

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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Detective Chimp - Nov 22, 2019

I remember, it was THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE, from Shakespeare if I remember well.

Darkseid24 - Nov 25, 2019

@myconius this beach scene was one of the dumbest in Comic Book history. I hate Bruce for relaxing& making weird fitness poses with Selina while Alfred was brutally murdered. He doesnt get any sympathy from me. I thankfully can borrow Comics from a friend. I only buy the ones I really like, but since they are all trash lately DC saves me a lot of money.

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
3.0

I don't care about any of this. I'm glad now we have confirmation that Bruce was suicidal at his young age and he did make the vow to be Batman at that same young age. That was an argument between friends that has now been resolved... I mean, I get what King is going for here, but we as readers have known Alfred was dead and have processed that for months now. The wound, if it existed at all, is n more

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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Nihilist - Nov 22, 2019

True, true.

Darkseid24 - Nov 25, 2019

I wouldnt have a problem with a darker& more depressed version of Gotham, but I have a problem with the countless plotholes& with the awful dialogue in Kings run. It’s just so stupid to read. King also cant deal with criticism, he only wants praises & doesnt even care what fans don’t like about his run.

RBL reviewed Batman #83 Nov 20, 2019
7.0

This issue is solid, it’s actually touching despite Tom King.

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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RBL - Nov 22, 2019

myconius - I didn’t see it as objectively bad as other issues of this run, and despite the irksome pretentiousness it conveyed how Alfred felt fairly well, so I give that credit. Why it happened and that it happened at all is a separate can of beans. Detective Chimp - Trying to get engagement numbers up? Your comment is nonsense.

myconius - Nov 22, 2019

i'm just looking at is as a whole. this really felt manipulative and very unearned. this plot point was completely unnecessary and adds nothing but cheap shock value.

RBL reviewed Nightwing #66 Nov 20, 2019
4.0

Jurgens accomplished something pretty significant with this issue and the annual, it makes “ric” make sense. This does not make it any more bearable or compensate for it in any way, but it’s a small step in the right direction.

William Cobb continues to the best, and only, character present. “ric” himself is not unbearable in this issue, because he does and says nothing. >
The “wings” continue to be supremely irrelevant and bea is just used as a vehicle to allow Cobb to deliver exposition. I would not be shocked if none of them survive at the end of this.

Talon is an improvement but Dick Grayson should have been brougjt back ages ago, until that happens the title won’t be anything but mediocre. At least this issue was passable, it’s completely forgettable but reading it is not a waste of time.
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Nightwing #66

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Nov 20, 2019

William Cobb has taken the Nightwings down one by one, leaving Ric on his own in a Blüdhaven that is literally aflame. Cobb offers Ric a chance to save his city by at last fulfilling his legacy as the Gray Son and becoming the new Talon and leading the Court of Owls into a new age.

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1.0

If you're looking for six issues of boring, needlessly convoluted storytelling, lackluster art and a downright disturbing amount of cringe-worthy characterization, look no further!

True to form, Bendis delivers an ending that is more hurried exposition than resolution. Nothing is really solved in this issue, and the setup for the tales to follow leave the reader with a looming sense of more

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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axdn reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 13, 2019
4.5

So that's it? it is pretty bad, I mean we waited all this time for that reveal?

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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DC Stuff reviewed Superman #17 Nov 13, 2019
1.0

Time for the truth, but you have to wait until next month! Seriously, the gall Bendis and Dc have to end Event Leviathan with a non ending and on the same day try to trick people into buyong this garbage, nothing of an issue? Besides awful dialogue not following any continuity, what goes on in a Bendis book????? I'd usually wait for the trade but 6 issues is not enough time for him to start a s more

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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Jes856 - Nov 14, 2019

Can I please repost this, and share so it ultimately makes its way back to him and DC. This was utter garbage and a disgrace what he is doing to these books. Waited and read all that for a reveal for a character I could two S!#% about. Before that the whole retelling of the destruction of Krypton. You have singlehandedly voices my frustration in this post so I thank you.

Jes856 - Nov 14, 2019

Oh and let’s not forget this BIG REVEAL coming up. Give me a Fu$&@“-/ break

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LunaMoody reviewed Superman #17 Nov 13, 2019
1.5

Wow this book used a lot of words to say absolutely nothing. Why is Superman going to tell the world who he is? That's just stupid. This book was a waste of my money. Also the art really sucked.

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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Grifter reviewed Superman #17 Nov 13, 2019
5.0

The Truth is this book is bad

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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RBL - Nov 13, 2019

Worse than what you rated it, without a doubt.

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LunaMoody reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 13, 2019
1.0

Art - HORRENDOUS!!! It was hard to tell who was who sometime. And everyone looked very old.
Story - lame, anticlimactic and boring. This series was a total waste of my time and money.

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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CaptnAmerca reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 13, 2019
1.0

To call this event a dud would be an insult to duds. Even Milk Duds, which are pretty freaking disappointing.

So we know who Leviathan is now. Whoopty Floopty Ding Damn Doo!

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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allenquanobi reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 13, 2019
4.0

Terrible. Who cares? What was the point of this series? This series provided nothing interesting to go off of for the DC universe except more stuff for Bendis Superman. This should have been all within those 2 books instead of its own event. The reveal is presented as some big reveal throughout the series, but it's some minor B character who I guarantee most people, especially readers today, h more

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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3.5

So when Geoff Johns has to write Legion of 4 Worlds in a few years, maybe we will actually get a real LOSH back.

I’m ambivalent about Bendis. I did like his All New X-Men a few years back (at least, in the beginning) and the guy can’t write (or end) an event comic to save his life. I’m a big Legion fan from my youth...I even loved the Legionairres reboot. But these characters hav more

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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egon244 reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Nov 8, 2019
4.5

"What did you do?"

After the recent issues of Superman, Action Comics and Leviathan that were less than satisfying I was hoping that the relaunch of the Legion will score a win for Brian Bendis and well, it didn't.

Dang it.

It starts well, the opening was pretty fun and the artwork is pretty good, but when we jumped to Jon, Imra and other Legionaries it became... d more

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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DC Stuff reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Nov 6, 2019
1.5

Bendis just making stuff up to fit his own narrative. Awful dialogue as usual, but good art. Totally skippable

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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Briton reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Nov 8, 2019
1.0

Give us back the LSH.

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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2.0

Oh, this was a mistake.

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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YourGreenMuse - Nov 11, 2019

The only way they'll learn is if it doesn't sell.

RBL - Nov 13, 2019

Unfortunately because they give out a free Flight Ring with each purchase at least this issue will sell. This is bad because it’s not material worth reading.

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KFuqua reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Nov 7, 2019
2.0

So disappointing. The Legion is my favorite group in comics and has been for many, many years. I was very happy when it was announced that they were finally coming back and now, I'm very disappointed in this mess that Bendis has delivered.

I HATE the changes made to all of the characters (changing their race, etc.). It just makes no sense. The Legion has always been diverse, with ch more

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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waltgator93 reviewed Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Nov 6, 2019
4.0

We are just thrown into the book and acting like we know these characters. The dialogue is very awful! The book does nothing that will make me want to keep reading!

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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1.0

Go to hell, bendis

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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