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Talon1load reviewed Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 31, 2021
3.0

The art looks great. The story, continues to be bullshit. If you enjoy Kings schizophrenic storytelling then you'll probably enjoy this. If you prefer any sort of coherent story though,don't waste your time.

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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KFuqua reviewed Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 20, 2021
5.0

As usual, Tom King's writing is terrible and he still doesn't know how to write Batman.

The art is great, though!

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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Merlyn reviewed Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 19, 2021
7.0

My main issue is that this is not a book about Batman at all, DC just inserted him in the title for sales, it's a Catwoman book. And Catwoman just owns the Bat, King continues the trope of the submissive man and the dominating woman, I guess he really is into that. The art is splendid, Mann is just great. It would also be really great if King would stop inserting songs into every single comic he w more

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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Afre reviewed Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 19, 2021
4.0

Maybe I shouldn't read King's comics, I never am happy after that but every time I pick one and read them...

And it doesn't hurt that I really enjoy Mann's art here, it is excellent.

As for the story? Well, the best I can summarize it: it's like 4 different tv shows are going at the same time, you watch each one of them and just switch channels after 2 minutes to another sho more

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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Talon1load rated Strange Adventures #8 Jan 31, 2021
1.5

Strange Adventures #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 27, 2021

The battle against the Pykkts continues! The Justice League-including Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, Batman, the Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman-has scattered across the Earth, pushing back the marauders wherever they appear. Even Mr. Terrific takes a break from investigating Adam Strange’s alleged war crimes to land a punch or two in their stupid...

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KFuqua rated Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Jun 17, 2020
1.0

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond...

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KFuqua - Jun 17, 2020

No, just truthful. I found it to be unreadable garbage and regret paying for it

VenomizedTank - Jun 28, 2020

Troll lol

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4.0

Great art. Worthless story.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond...

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EdNothIng reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Jun 16, 2020
1.0

No...

Dark Nights: Death Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond...

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Darrow - Jun 16, 2020

1.0??? seriously?

10

Johns needs to be the architect of the entire DCU. Great story.

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

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9.0

Definitely the silver lining in this mess of an event. Superboy Prime is easy to mess up, but this issue was perfectly meta.

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

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9.5

Holy shit, I actually liked something attached to Death Metal. This is a really good issue, and I don't even like Superboy Prime. If only Johns had a hand in the main event, maybe then it wouldn't be such a mess. Let's ignore that The Batman Who's Profitable's plan keeps changing again and again, including once more in this issue, after his declaration that he wants everything to end in issue six more

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

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10

Oh. my. god.

Holy shit.

I know it says Synder co-write this but I'm assuming Geoff Johns is the one to praise for doing the impossible. He has made me sympathise with Superboy with one of the best villain redemptions I've read in a while.

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

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10

Imagine closing an entire event in a spin-off issue that isn't even a part of the main event, but is still single-handedly, hands-down, easily, by and far, THE BEST COMIC BOOK OF THE ENTIRE YEAR.

The conclusion of Prime's entire arc after 15 years may well be one of the most epic last stands in super-hero comics of all time, and my time to quit comics. My boy did good. He honoured us. more

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

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Toonstrack - Dec 22, 2020

This is some really high praise. I hope you are right, ill probably get it tomorrow

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10

k i n o

Geoff Johns Final Thesis: Fuck Comics, go outside.

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

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Emma rated Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 1, 2020
1.0

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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Luiz_FM rated Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 1, 2020
1.0

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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Wildmercy reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 2, 2020
1.5

This is not how you write a nonlinear comic book. The cartooning was amazing along with the colors.

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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Foxter reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 2, 2020
2.0

Omg Tom King can’t write to save his life. He thinks that making a character LGTB ( I am myself btw) is good characterisation or invalidate all criticism.

Btw, what if the headlock in cover were the other way around....

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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Psycamorean reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 1, 2020
4.0

Uhhh, this was something! I really didn't think much of it. I found that the constant switching of the timelines was more annoying than interesting. Not a ton happens in this issue, even still. I know it's only issue one, but there's no hook here for me. Maybe if I had seen Mask of the Phantasm, I'd be more interested in what's happening in the present timeline? I don't know. The only part of this more

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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fenixalasnegras reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 1, 2020
1.0

No please, I thought I thought I was going to vomit because of the dizziness with all those flashbacks to the past, the future without explanation, I completely hated this number, I think this series will be put aside.

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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fenixalasnegras - Dec 3, 2020

It is not my fault that Batman since the proposal with Selina and in an attempt to sell more will lower its quality and I have rated the Batman series sometimes differently according to the number (TRUE CRITICS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT). It is my opinion how everyone has their own, as well as the Katzenbach Psychoanalyst may seem something wonderful to me, someone may not like it AND IT IS WELL BLESSED BE THE VARIETY OF LIKES.

fenixalasnegras - Dec 3, 2020

And enough I have made my point clear and that is not about us attacking ourselves, I think we must take things with maturity and RESPECT TOWARDS THE POINT OF VIEW OF OTHERS. My profile is not to become a neighborhood of assaults, thank you all.

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Bat-ears99 reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 1, 2020
1.0

Hate this interpretation of The Joker with a passion. Involving his character in the story at all was a bad idea.

The character is so overused as of late. Just stop writing him for a couple of years, see if there’s any way to recover from the overwhelming edginess of what he’s become. He's my favorite villain, but I dread his every appearance in current comics when you just know he more

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 1, 2020
2.0

I've had displeasure to follow King's Batman run since #1, and I admit, I enjoyed first two story arcs of it. That's the reason why for such a long time I've been giving him a second, and third, and fourth, and nth chance, hoping this time he's going to lead the story... somewhere, anywhere, really. But nope. His run was a hollow and meaningless soap opera with plotline after plotline getting cut more

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Strange Adventures #4 Aug 4, 2020
6.0

Boo-hoo, Tom King is sad about the Iraq War. Cry me a river and go do some creator owned shit instead of ruining another beloved silver age character and his mythos.

Strange Adventures #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to planet Rann, Mr. Terrific! Earth’s champion of fair play has traveled halfway across the galaxy to investigate firsthand the crimes Adam Strange stands accused of. He’s not going to find many friendly witnesses, though, as the people of Rann consider Adam Strange their true champion. Yet for all the resistance Mister Terrific faces o...

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Father_Gascoigne - Aug 5, 2020

shit, someone needs a new diaper.

Svarietyy - Aug 5, 2020

Heres a word of advice,maybe when your criticizing a book you should actually talk about the book itself.

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Psycamorean reviewed Strange Adventures #4 Aug 5, 2020
7.0

Well, Alanna continues to be the worst. I hope those T-Spheres Mr. Terrific always has recorded that whole exchange, and what will come next. That'd just... Make sense. But we'll see. Mr. Terrific is the only reason I have any interest in this book. I don't really care about Adam Strange, and Alanna is clearly being set up to be the typical strong-woman-red-herring. Or maybe it's being played stra more

Strange Adventures #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to planet Rann, Mr. Terrific! Earth’s champion of fair play has traveled halfway across the galaxy to investigate firsthand the crimes Adam Strange stands accused of. He’s not going to find many friendly witnesses, though, as the people of Rann consider Adam Strange their true champion. Yet for all the resistance Mister Terrific faces o...

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Psycamorean reviewed Strange Adventures #3 Jul 18, 2020
5.0

This is fine, I guess. I mean, if you wanted me to root for Alanna's downfall, you did good. She's clearly an awful person. I'm frankly sick of this story already, which is probably not a good sign, and I'm not interested in what happens next anymore.

Strange Adventures #3

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Can Adam Strange handle the truth? After the cosmic adventurer was accused of murder and had his whole record as a soldier questioned, he turned to Batman for help clearing his name. But someone else was needed to ensure that the investigation would be truly impartial. Enter Mr. Terrific, the man for whom “Fair Play” is a credo to live by. 

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Nihilist reviewed Strange Adventures #2 Jun 17, 2020
3.5

Yes, this issue most definitely is filler. And now think - it's merely #2, and it already is exactly that. What a Tom King thing to do, isn't it?
I gave the series a blank credit of trust when the debut issue came out - it did not make me interested, but nonetheless I refused to criticize it due to my lack of knowledge regarding the titular character and his lore. With this comic, in comparis more

Strange Adventures #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 17, 2020

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann-and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator to get the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strang...

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Doctor Clu reviewed Strange Adventures #2 Jun 22, 2020
4.0

Wow, what a story so far. As a long time Adam Strange fan I realize he is mostly forgotten in DC lore. And then DC does one of three things with him.

1) have him cameo in a shot
2) He makes a good team up appearance
3) DC decides to use the "too good to be true", or "The Awlful Truth" trope in a solo appearance.

We saw this in 1992 in the "Adam Strange" mini s more

Strange Adventures #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 17, 2020

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann-and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator to get the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strang...

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Ulf reviewed Strange Adventures #2 Jun 17, 2020
5.5

It's hard for me to review this without knowing about King's previous works, specifically Vision, Mister Miracle and Heroes in Crisis Among his other work.
But this just seems like same old, same old. And trying to 'show' Mr. Terrific's genius by simply having him answer a series of trivia questions? That's so reductive it hurts.
I love the characters of Strange and Terrific, hope the se more

Strange Adventures #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 17, 2020

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann-and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator to get the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strang...

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Jacks Comics reviewed Strange Adventures #2 Jun 18, 2020
7.0

Did not really see the point of all the trivia

Strange Adventures #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 17, 2020

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann-and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator to get the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strang...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Strange Adventures #2 Jun 16, 2020
6.0

Oh my god guys! The issue titles are quotes by creators from the industry! They may or may not have anything to do with Adam Strange whatsoever, but it's so pretentio...I mean creative! Tom King is a visionary!

GIVE HIM ALL OF THE EISNERS!!!

Strange Adventures #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jun 17, 2020

What is the truth about Adam Strange? When an activist who publicly accused him of war crimes ends up dead, the public begins to doubt Strange’s stories about his adventures on the planet Rann-and he’s even starting to doubt himself. It’s going to take a special investigator to get the truth, and he’s going to have to tear apart Adam Strang...

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