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RBL reviewed Nightwing #64 Sep 18, 2019
3.0

I would not recommend this title to anyone, it's mediocre at best and no fun at all since "ric" was made. DC needs to get rid of this guy because he's already existed for far too long.

The best thing the creative team dead is include Talon in the mix. He's the only character that's not infinitely irritating and is actually god at what he does.

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Nightwing #64

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

Blüdhaven explodes in violence as a riot erupts in the streets. Ric can't face this alone, so he'll have to enlist the support of the Nightwings. Meanwhile, Talon has taken Bea captive to lure Ric into his grasp and reintroduce him (for the first time, in Ric's memory) to the Court of Owls.

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Marvel Overlord reviewed Superman #15 Sep 18, 2019
1.0

Great art with trashy story.

When will DC sack Brian he is killing Superman books

Superman #15

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Sep 18, 2019

At last, it's the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes! The greatest super heroes of the 32nd century have traveled back in time not just to meet the heroes who inspired them, but to make an offer...but to which hero? And why will that choice tear Superman's life apart? Plus, the fallout from Lex Luthor's conversation with Lois Lane escalates! What...

RBL reviewed Superman #15 Sep 18, 2019
1.0

I expected the "grand finale" of the Unity Saga to be something unsatisfying and ultimately mediocre, but I had no idea it was going to be the single stupidest finale I've read recently.

There are a lot of problems with it, not the least of which is the end of "Jor-El"'s arc. I mean, he's disposed of as easily as if there was no importance to him. I mean, after all he was only the catal more

Superman #15

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Sep 18, 2019

At last, it's the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes! The greatest super heroes of the 32nd century have traveled back in time not just to meet the heroes who inspired them, but to make an offer...but to which hero? And why will that choice tear Superman's life apart? Plus, the fallout from Lex Luthor's conversation with Lois Lane escalates! What...

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KFuqua reviewed Superman #14 Aug 28, 2019
1.0

The Legion has always been my absolute favorite and I've been anxiously waiting for their return. Now I see that the Legion isn't what I have loved for so many years. Why change the characters that have been around for so long?

Superman #14

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Lex Luthor is back in Metropolis--and he's ready to wreak havoc! First stop, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe: Lois Lane! Alone, her family a galaxy away, will Lois be tempted by Apex Lex's offer? What does Lex have that this reporter can't turn away from? Don't miss this shocking new twist in the Superman mythos!

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Nihilist reviewed Superman #14 Aug 28, 2019
5.0

If only United Nations was what Jon claims it to be - a collective defending innocent people, fighting against violence, poverty, famine and oppression. Tell that to Iraqi, Palestinians or Syrians, all being actively ignored by the UN, whom at best wages their index finger at the US and Israel, teeling them it's not very nice to perform genocides and they should stop being naughy bullies.
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Superman #14

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Lex Luthor is back in Metropolis--and he's ready to wreak havoc! First stop, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe: Lois Lane! Alone, her family a galaxy away, will Lois be tempted by Apex Lex's offer? What does Lex have that this reporter can't turn away from? Don't miss this shocking new twist in the Superman mythos!

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RBL - Aug 29, 2019

It’s also pretty damned ridiculous how 1) civilizations at war stopped their conflict because a child called for a “time out”. 2) Ignored the reason they were fighting due to the same, as Jor-El was not apprehended. 3) Heroes from the future just showed up there to say “you did the thing, congratulations! Join us!”. On that last point, do they not know that just by virtue of going to the past they’ve changed it? Taking away the “architect” of this idea will only further change things.

rayonymous - Aug 29, 2019

Couldn't agree more on the UNO proposal.

RBL reviewed Superman #14 Aug 28, 2019
1.0

It’s rare to see a single issue this astoundingly dumb be published. It pretty much botched the introduction of a concept and entire team of people in spectacular fashion.

Superman #14

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Lex Luthor is back in Metropolis--and he's ready to wreak havoc! First stop, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe: Lois Lane! Alone, her family a galaxy away, will Lois be tempted by Apex Lex's offer? What does Lex have that this reporter can't turn away from? Don't miss this shocking new twist in the Superman mythos!

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RBL reviewed Action Comics #1014 Aug 28, 2019
3.0

Nothing happens, 0 plot progression, but a separate storyline will be pursued now!

“Stellar writing”.

Action Comics #1014

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Lex Luthor comes home to Metropolis in this "Year of the Villain" tie-in issue! What does he have up his sleeve? Some very interesting offers for the woman behind the city's invisible mafia...offers that no one could refuse! Plus, what is the secret of the Red Cloud? Ask Lex-he knows! Don't miss this huge chapter in both "Year of the Villain" and E...

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RBL reviewed Nightwing #63 Aug 27, 2019
1.0

I hope when “ric” ends this phase of Nightwing’s history is fully redacted or excised completely. The cosmic shitheel that is ric deserves nothing less than a talon’s blade to the brain, this needs to end already.

Oh no irrelevant female character might die, I am truly concerned, cue facepalm. Please, everyone involved in this arc from her to the ineffectual “generics” shoul more

Nightwing #63

By: Dan Jurgens, Travis Moore
Released: Aug 21, 2019

While the Nightwings recover from their last battle against the fiendish Burnback, Ric reflects on the small portion of his past that he remembers-life in the circus as the youngest member of the Flying Graysons-in hopes of finding any clues as to what kind of man his parents hoped he'd become...perhaps a certain Talon has the answers he seeks?

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RBL rated Nightwing #62 Aug 27, 2019
1.0

Nightwing #62

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jul 17, 2019

After the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it's clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson's innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level. But what does that mean for the Blüdhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to ...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #77 Aug 21, 2019
3.5

King continues to overexpose filler, while forgetting to give important scenes enough attention. I can't ditch the impression if feels like an elseworld story, which is not restricted by stiff continuity rules. What other explanation for absence of, let's say, Superman taking over, or Suicide Squad infiltrating the city, is there? And I get it - story doesn't always have to follow and consider eve more

Batman #77

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

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

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Nihilist - Aug 28, 2019

Yeah, I've heard about the Jethro Tull fiasco. It's just laughable. And even worse, heavy metal music is still, to this day, either omitted from all these popularity contests, or classified in the same basket as rock. It's all futile and fake.

myconius - Aug 28, 2019

yeah. sadly merit has nothing to do with the so called awards.

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myconius reviewed Batman #77 Aug 21, 2019
1.0

just call this arc- 'Knightfall for Dummies'

more ridiculous, random, nonsensical gibberish.

-more Bruce acting like a pathetic boob.
-more comical punches to the face.
-more regurgitation lines from Frank Miller out of context.
-more pathetic edge lord cheap shocks.

unadulterated TRASH!

Batman #77

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

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

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myconius - Aug 21, 2019

bloody maggot infested fecal matter might actually describe it better.

Darkseid24 - Aug 21, 2019

True.

RBL reviewed Batman #77 Aug 21, 2019
4.0

I love Tony Daniel’s art and Damian’s greatly portrayed, that said, City of Bane is just “Knightfall 2.0”. A lesser “Knightfall” at that, doubt the “twist” will stick but for a climactic arc this is underwhelming so far.

Batman #77

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

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

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myconius - Aug 22, 2019

this arc is Knightfall for Dummies

RBL reviewed House of X #1 Jul 27, 2019
10

This right here, this is it, chief.

House of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jul 24, 2019

FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel's m...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Action Comics #1013 Jul 24, 2019
3.0

There's no real progress here. We already knew that Leviathan was teleporting people through Event Leviathan. This book is a terrible bore because the plot is moving along at a glacial pace and most likely won't even be resolved in this book.

Action Comics #1013

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jul 24, 2019

Metropolis is in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan's complete takeover, a mysterious antihero called Thorn has decided to wreak havoc on the invisible empire! Witness the return of Rose and Thorn, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe-and if you've never heard of her, it's only because ...

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YourGreenMuse - Jul 25, 2019

Oh, I know. I've been reading Bendis since he started at Marvel. He's just become more apparent as time has passed.

RBL - Jul 26, 2019

Yep, kinda breaks the whole “show, don’t tell” concept visual mediums can make use of

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Maker rated Action Comics #1013 Jul 24, 2019
3.5

Action Comics #1013

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jul 24, 2019

Metropolis is in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan's complete takeover, a mysterious antihero called Thorn has decided to wreak havoc on the invisible empire! Witness the return of Rose and Thorn, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe-and if you've never heard of her, it's only because ...

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PeteRick rated Action Comics #1013 Jul 24, 2019
1.0

Action Comics #1013

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jul 24, 2019

Metropolis is in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan's complete takeover, a mysterious antihero called Thorn has decided to wreak havoc on the invisible empire! Witness the return of Rose and Thorn, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe-and if you've never heard of her, it's only because ...

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RBL reviewed Action Comics #1013 Jul 24, 2019
3.0

Pretty much just an exposition dump with nary a significant development until the end.

More serviceable than most issues of Action Comics in this run, but by no means notable. Red Cloud as much as they want to build her up as a “legitimate threat” will hardly ever be more than a C-list villain.

While amusing the Rose/Thorn panels did not do much and it’s hard to imagine more

Action Comics #1013

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jul 24, 2019

Metropolis is in total lockdown, and while everyone is busy dealing with the impossible threat of Leviathan's complete takeover, a mysterious antihero called Thorn has decided to wreak havoc on the invisible empire! Witness the return of Rose and Thorn, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe-and if you've never heard of her, it's only because ...

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RBL reviewed Superman #13 Jul 10, 2019
2.0

Krypton’s mythos continues to be run over by a steamroller and is now filled with ideas that make it absurd more of the planet did not survive. Cool.

Nothing of note happens. Ending issues in big “reveals” or “twists” is grating by now. This run needs to end.

Superman #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Superman, intergalactic hero! A major chapter in the galaxy-spanning "Unity Saga" begins as Superman reluctantly takes the lead in a quest for peace bigger than he has ever tried before. It's Superman, Superboy, Supergirl and a cast of thousands in a fight to keep the universe intact. But it's this issue's final page that will have fans everywhere ...

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egon244 - Jul 13, 2019

To each their own, I guess.

Anotherfan - Jul 14, 2019

Yes it is far more Smart that they didn't have access to space travel exept jor-el for his son and that the people prefer to die than use space travel. Much more sense

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Superman #13 Jul 12, 2019
5.0

An issue telling us what we already know from recent issues of Supergirl, how repetitive.

Superman #13

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Superman, intergalactic hero! A major chapter in the galaxy-spanning "Unity Saga" begins as Superman reluctantly takes the lead in a quest for peace bigger than he has ever tried before. It's Superman, Superboy, Supergirl and a cast of thousands in a fight to keep the universe intact. But it's this issue's final page that will have fans everywhere ...

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PeteRick reviewed Action Comics #1012 Jun 26, 2019
1.5

I didn't hate it, but i also didn't like it, but the art was a little bit off for me sometimes

Action Comics #1012

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jun 26, 2019

Artist Szymon Kudranski joins superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis as the attacks of Leviathan threaten targets across the globe,  and the agents of the invisible mafia continue to infect Metropolis in this tie-in to EVENT LEVIATHAN!
RATED T

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VicSav - Jun 26, 2019

Didn’t hate it. Yet gives it 1.5 lol.

RBL - Jun 26, 2019

It’s generous for what the issue was.

RBL reviewed Action Comics #1012 Jun 26, 2019
1.0

If anything is learned from this issue it’s that editorial do not even give the most minute iota of a crap about this title.

The bendis’ dialogue tends to be hit-or-miss, with an inordinately high chance of failing to find its target, but this was a whole new level of bad. Is he ok? Did he have a stroke? Someone should call someone.

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Action Comics #1012

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jun 26, 2019

Artist Szymon Kudranski joins superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis as the attacks of Leviathan threaten targets across the globe,  and the agents of the invisible mafia continue to infect Metropolis in this tie-in to EVENT LEVIATHAN!
RATED T

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RBL reviewed Nightwing #61 Jun 19, 2019
5.0

Tl;dr predictable issue with serviceable enough action and fairly solid dialogue for a change. First issue of “ric” that I would not say one would not regret reading. Would not recommend a purchase unless you are a fan of this arc as it’s the finale to it.

First issue in ric’s existence that is not completely terrible, only took 11 issues for decent writing to be present.
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Nightwing #61

By: Dan Jurgens, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Jun 19, 2019

Blüdhaven is burning! Ric Grayson and the Nightwings are helpless against the rampage of Burnback. Will they be able to pull themselves together as a team in order to prevent Blüdhaven from becoming ash? Confronted with their most dire threat yet, Ric and the Nightwings must find a way to come together if lives are to be saved.
RATED ...

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RBL reviewed Event Leviathan #1 Jun 14, 2019
5.0

Great art. Nothing happened.

Did I miss something? Has this event actually begun?

Event Leviathan #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (Jinxworld's SCARLET, Marvel's Daredevil) reunite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive L...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Superman #12 Jun 12, 2019
3.5

Yawn.

Superman #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The House of El is united in this SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL crossover! It's the House of El against everyone as Superman, Jor-El, Supergirl and Superboy face intergalactic attacks from Rogol Zaar, General Zod and an armada of alien warriors and assassins. With the truth behind Krypton's destruction set to be revealed, a galactic conspiracy threatens to si...

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RBL reviewed Superman #12 Jun 12, 2019
4.0

“Unity” an apt name for a story where the first thing they do is split up the only recently reunited Superman family.

Having the premise behind this entire story center around how Krypton was destroyed due to it being a galactic threat, at a point in time where they lacked the capacity for interstellar travel; this very action also being illegal in Kryptonian law, makes the foundati more

Superman #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The House of El is united in this SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL crossover! It's the House of El against everyone as Superman, Jor-El, Supergirl and Superboy face intergalactic attacks from Rogol Zaar, General Zod and an armada of alien warriors and assassins. With the truth behind Krypton's destruction set to be revealed, a galactic conspiracy threatens to si...

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myconius reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 May 29, 2019
1.0

in the words of Jim Corrigan, The Spectre. according to Tom King . . .
“i asked the lord our god why we suffer. he didn’t answer. he couldn’t speak through the tears.”

😆😆😆BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! 😆😆😆😆
is he joking with this crap????! 😆

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Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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RBL - May 29, 2019

Give it a month and it won’t be remembered. Identity Crisis is a better story than this turd and that’s saying something.

myconius - May 29, 2019

yeah. this crap event will definitely be forgotten, just like all the other stinky turds that DC has had to flush down the toilet.

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OliverQueen reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 May 29, 2019
2.5

This comic was a realy realy bulshit...I've never read a comic as awful as this...Tom King screw up every thing and he shoul get the hell out off DC...

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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Nihilist reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 May 29, 2019
2.5

Finally this piece of crap is over and we can move on with our lives. Forget about it, and its awfulness. Apparently not much changed with this event - Ivy's back and her fan-fic relationship with Harley still exists (sigh...), Wally is alive, well and not insane... Hell, I have a feeling that other than few deaths, nothing happened in Heroes in Crisis. I guess that's a good thing, considering how more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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myconius - May 29, 2019

REEEEEEEEEEEALY bad!!!

Nihilist - May 29, 2019

Yeah, these 2.5 points are for the arc, and the art only. Gotta say, it looks great. But the story and characterization is awful beyond belief. So much garbage and unresolved plot points. Like Lois Lane's report - where did it lead, exactly? What did it change? Terrible, terrible event.

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Talon1load reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 May 29, 2019
1.0

Absolutely the worst event I’ve read. King knows jack shit about any of the characters and has zero business writing them. Wally killed and mutilated his friends because he was sad. Tried to kill himself after delaying the investigation for 5 days for reasons. Not any that make sense, just reasons. King has no grasp on how time trace works in any other comic book and tries to explain it in the m more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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