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Talon1load reviewed Batman #81 Oct 18, 2019
2.0

Communicating through violence. I’m PRETTY sure Batman didn’t support this when it was done with Cassandra Cain so I doubt he’d adopt it with the rest of the family. An aged alcoholic alternate world Batman got the shit beat out of him and then magically, off panel, defeats the group of much younger and better trained fighters. Seems legit. Everything has actually been part of BATMAN’s pla more

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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Batman Jones reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
5.0

I think I'm probably in the 99th percentile of lovers of King's Batman but this issue was disappointing by every metric. Here's hoping King has 4 great issues left in him. The last couple have felt like steps backward.

Batman #81

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman's way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in th...

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Talon1load - Oct 18, 2019

Holy crap! I never expected to see a review like this from you. I’m so shocked that I’m legitimately sad that this disappointed you. Sorry man.

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7.0

Yes this is not perfect. But please, there isn't a single thing here that has ruined the Legion.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Oct 2, 2019

Get on board for a journey through the future like no other! A gallery of all-star artists join our mysterious guide as they continue their 1,000-year journey toward the 31st century, inspiring Booster Gold to time-travel, debating fighting tactics with O.M.A.C. and making their way to the front door of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The DC event of t...

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The 20 Issue Ceiling - Oct 8, 2019

It really should have been called... Rose & Thorn: Immortal or something. I get why they didn't go for that, it wouldn't have sold even 5k copies probably lol...

Superheroes for Hire - Oct 9, 2019

Unfortunately, what this 2 issue story has told us, is that Bendis thinks the name "Legion" will sell itself. A special overpriced 2 issue story that wastes too much time and art on other future stories. If I wasn't so sold on hoping for a good intro to the Legion of Superheroes, I wouldn't be coming back for the real issue #1.

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Something rated Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
1.0

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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myconius reviewed Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
1.0

oh dear LORD what an absolute mess!!!
this was so very painful to get through.
when we don't have the luxury of pretty art to mask the terrible writing,
this janky art really shows how bad the writing really is.

awful AWFUL dialogue!
disjointed scenes.
story barely progresses.

bunch of empty nothing.

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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myconius - Oct 2, 2019

Eisner awards must be next to worthless. ...yeah this whole entire run was chocked with filler. (AKA bullshit) ...Tom King is definitely the WORST Batman writer i've ever read.

Darkseid24 - Oct 3, 2019

One of the worst.

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
3.0

Just few more weeks and it'll be over. Finally. What a journey it was, from a really promising start to a plotless dumpster fire this series turned out to be. So, did anything of value happen in this issue? Nope, I don't think so. Batman arrived at Gotham City and started to take out some of his rogues, but that's about it. As with many previous comics by King, this is practically filler, leading more

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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YourGreenMuse - Oct 2, 2019

There's a chance you may still like it. I definitely had my moment of clarity around WoJaR. Vision was really good the first time I read it. But I'm always hesitant to re-read older King comics that I liked for fear that hindsight will ruin it.

myconius - Oct 2, 2019

i agree with Talon1load. ...Batman straddling the airplane like Slim Pickens (Major T. J. Kong) in Dr Strangelove, and crying about a "GOOD DEATH" was trash. ...a real Batman writer would have had Batman thinking his way out of that situation, and laughing at the face of death. ...in (I am Suicide) Batman flying in broad daylight then oafishly punching his way through an army of armed soldiers was godawful as well. ...can't say i liked hearing about him cutting his wrists either. that's crap!

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DC Stuff reviewed Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
1.0

The idea that King paints himself in a corner by having Gotham Girl guard the City so Batman wouldn't be able to enter solved by her getting sick is just another example of setup in one issue being taken away in other without any imagination or writing skill!

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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Superheroes for Hire - Oct 5, 2019

Precisely. Suddenly she's not a problem that has to be dealt with. Also this is the only time we find out "he" (I assume Bane) is giving her some kind of juice to stay strong. But somehow she ran out conveniently before Batman arrives?

5.0

This was mostly just recap about Immortal Hulk. It did show how it tied into the Absolute Carnage event but just barely. It was pretty boring and not really worth the time or money.

Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Filipe Andrade
Released: Oct 2, 2019

Before his untimely death, Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross was the Red Hulk and, for a time, bonded to the Venom symbiote alongside Alejandra Jones and Laura Kinney. Now, Ross' corpse has been unearthed, though why and by whom remain shrouded in mystery. With the gamma material in Ross' body possibly in nefarious hands, that's just what Bruce Banner in...

Talon1load reviewed Young Justice #9 Oct 2, 2019
5.0

This issue was dedicated to giving background on Teen Lantern and actually succeeded in making her less interesting. Before we were led to believe she had hacked the Green Lanterns but it turns out she just got handed her gear. Bendis took a good idea and made it boring. Which is crazy because it was HIS idea that he ruined.

Young Justice #9

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Oct 2, 2019

Oh man! Lost in the Multiverse with no way home, the teens of Young Justice find themselves trapped on a dark world that was once run by the evil Justice League known as the Crime Syndicate, but is now run by their younger, more feral, more anarchic counterparts... the Young @#$@#$@! They are not nice. All this and finally, the truth behind... Teen...

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2.5

Get Bendis out of DC. He’s ruining everything he touches. Leave the Legion alone man. This book had the social commentary that I’m not a fan of, especially when poorly executed as it was here. Stop blaming everything on the rich. Damn. Why is Rose the main character in a book introducing the Legion? This is just ridiculously bad. I’m also not a fan of the reimagining of all of the characte more

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook
Released: Oct 2, 2019

Get on board for a journey through the future like no other! A gallery of all-star artists join our mysterious guide as they continue their 1,000-year journey toward the 31st century, inspiring Booster Gold to time-travel, debating fighting tactics with O.M.A.C. and making their way to the front door of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The DC event of t...

Talon1load reviewed DCeased #5 Oct 2, 2019
8.5

I really enjoyed this issue. Damian as Batman was cooler than I thought it would be and Luthor has some nice moments. I like that the heroes are finding safe havens until they can get everyone off planet. Still wish Harley would just disappear. Sick of seeing her. Lois has a pretty cool moment with Luthor. The ending...man. More heroes fall and it’s pretty heart breaking. I loved the art. This w more

DCeased #5

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth's present...and future!

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Maniax rated Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
1.0

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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Quinn reviewed Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
3.0

This story could have literally been told in like 10 panels.

Panels 1-5 Bats and Cat take down villains.

Panels 6-8 Thomas Wayne visits Gotham Girl to tell her to rest because she's overextended herself.

Panels 9-10 Thomas Wayne Batman Goes to Batcave and points gun at Damian. End of story.

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Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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LunaMoody - Oct 10, 2019

I'm so on board with the shooting Damian. He is such a brat he really needs a proper smack down lol

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
3.0

It IS I Am Suicide! With a healthy buff of Everyone Loves Ivy! Quick Question: Why is Hush here? What happened to that dimension with The Dude in it? I read that shitty tie-in and now you're telling me it doesn't matter?? Oh, Tom King didn't write it? Okay, now I understand. I guess we're just going to keep ignoring The Price too, huh? I only wish King would ignore the Button so we wouldn't have F more

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

Talon1load reviewed Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
3.0

The art was terrible and I usually enjoy JRJR’s work. Gotham Girl is suddenly deathly ill, which matches up with how she SHOULD be acting but seems out of nowhere with the last time we saw her. Bruce just walks into Gotham and starts taking guys out knowing that Bane and Thomas have Damian captive as well as the consequences for his actions and just hopes his dad does the right thing. Seriously? more

Batman #80

By: Tom King, John Romita Jr
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The bad guys thought they had it made with Bane in control, but with Batman back in Gotham they'll be reminded what justice feels like... and how it hurts when it hits you in the face. With Catwoman at his side, the Caped Crusader is looking to take down Bane's army and reclaim his city. But what happens when old allies like Gotham Girl also stand ...

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Fastest Archer Alive reviewed Flash Forward #1 Sep 18, 2019
8.5

Had to write a review because the critic reviews are too low on this in my opinion.

Heroes In Crisis succeeded in humanizing Wally West and showing how massive emotional trauma can affect someone with massive power. And how that might not turn out so good to those closest to him, literally. Unfortunately, due to the lack of focus on Wally West post DC Rebirth, fans weren’t ready to se more

Flash Forward #1

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Sep 18, 2019

His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fough...

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Talon1load - Sep 20, 2019

I read Flash War and it honestly made no sense. Barry said he was going to help Wally find his family and then sent him away and never helped. HiC was still shit. There’s just no getting around that. Being broken isn’t an excuse for what King made him do.

Fastest Archer Alive - Sep 20, 2019

Well, you’re not SUPPOSED to like what he did. But given that he was shell shocked and the story was showing how superheroes can have mental damage and stuff, you can’t say it didn’t make sense. So there’s that. Also, Barry doesn’t know HOW to help Wally. That’s why Wally was frustrated. He blamed Barry and Barry couldn’t come up with a solution so he tried to repeat Barry’s mistake. This is all in the comics if you read them.

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Nihilist reviewed Flash Forward #1 Sep 18, 2019
6.0

I once cut my ankle - nasty, deep wound, I was unfortunate enough to fall exactly on a broken bottle. As you can imagine, it left a scar, but I suffered nothing more. No damaged nerves, no serious bleeding, no shattered bones. I just have a 1 cm long soft, pink oval-shaped tissue reminding me of what happened, now. Not a big deal, if you look at it from a wide enough angle, but from a perspective more

Flash Forward #1

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Sep 18, 2019

His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fough...

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Death's Head reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
1.0

Another issue of garbage. I can't wait for this to be over so Bendis can game over and it be even WORSE.

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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egon244 - Sep 20, 2019

He would definitely be better than King is right now.

myconius - Sep 20, 2019

i think that he actually would be. MUCH better!

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Something rated Batman #78 Sep 11, 2019
1.0

Batman #78

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 11, 2019

In the first part of a "City of Bane" interlude, Batman receives help from an ally he thought he had lost for good: Catwoman! Still recovering from the beatings he took from Bane and Flashpoint Batman, the Dark Knight readies himself for a return to Gotham City, and it's Selina Kyle who holds the key. She knows how Bane is fueling his regime, and s...

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myconius - Sep 18, 2019

Talon1load - the 10 star ratings are almost as bad as the 10 star reviews that are simply one or just a few words like "wow" or "amazing" or "this is incredible".

Talon1load - Sep 18, 2019

Facts.

Talon1load reviewed Spider-Man #1 Sep 18, 2019
8.0

I enjoyed this first issue. Ben is a new and interesting character who has different life experiences than his dad who is broken from his time as Spiderman. I look forward to seeing where Ben goes from here.

Spider-Man #1

By: J. J. Abrams, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 18, 2019

WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!
The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The...

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Anotherfan reviewed Spider-Man #1 Sep 18, 2019
8.0

Really apreciate the story and the art. What's the problem with this issue ?

Spider-Man #1

By: J. J. Abrams, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 18, 2019

WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!
The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The...

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Toonstrack - Sep 18, 2019

People seem to be spewing nepotism which I mean is a valid complaint but if anything the response indicates why this kinda stuff happens. Henry Abrams is being criticized quite intensely for his first outing, no doubt because of his lineage. I mean who wouldnt help their kid out though, its not like we know his writing sucks but he keeps getting books.

5.0

Useless story. Didn’t really add much to the character except to show she somehow had mastery over Jedi skills that others had to train to learn.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Rey #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Sep 18, 2019

SEARCH FOR SKYWALKER!
•  After HAN SOLO'S fall, REY searched for LUKE SKYWALKER. But before Luke, there was LEIA.  
•  Witness never-before-seen moments between REY and GENERAL ORGANA.  
•  What will Rey, CHEWBACCA and R2-D2 encounter on the way to find Leia's missing bro...

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Talon1load reviewed Absolute Carnage #3 Sep 18, 2019
9.0

I am loving this event. The interactions between Carnage and everyone else are great. Venoms internal conflict is interesting. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Absolute Carnage #3

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Sep 18, 2019

THE SUMMER OF SLAUGHTER CONTINUES!
•  After the harrowing events at the end of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2, Venom and Spider-Man have to deal with the hard truth that not everybody will make it out of this conflict in one piece... if they make it out at all, that is.
•  As Carnage continues to amass strength and allies...

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Talon1load reviewed G.I. Joe #1 Sep 18, 2019
5.0

The story doesn’t do much to hook the reader and the art is not good. Killing Duke in the first few pages was not a great way to get long time fans of the property to want to stay. This was a pretty forgettable book. Not terrible but certainly not good.

G.I. Joe #1

By: Paul Allor, Chris Evenhuis
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Tyranny is on the rise as Cobra topples governments and spreads its ruthless power across the globe. In these trying times, desperate measures are taken. The new G.I. Joe program recruits civilian spies and saboteurs: ordinary people, living in occupied territories, who will put their lives on the line to strike back through clandestine but high-im...

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Talon1load reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
3.5

This issue was BUUULLLLLSSSHHHIIITTTT!!!! Seriously, so much of this sucked. Except for the art it was exceptional as always. The big revelation was that they met on the street AND the boat but decided to settle for now having met on the beach. That was idiotic. And now it turns out that Alfred magically signaled that he was safe so Bruce sent his 13 year old son into a city controlled by the vil more

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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myconius - Sep 20, 2019

i definitely agree with this! he has had issues taken away from him and he STILL needs all this decompression and filler. what a hack!

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
2.0

Not worth the effort, just look at my previous review.

Clay Mann is great as always, Tom King is not.

"Dear lord, why do I even try?" - Tom King (Batman #77)

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Knight of the Absurd rated Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
1.0

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Maker rated Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
4.0

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Maniax rated Batman #79 Sep 17, 2019
1.0

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Marvel Overlord reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
1.0

Another issue with no story on bane. What a piece of trash

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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