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Worst mainline Batman story I've ever read, I'm frankly shocked that such a big event with status quo breaking stakes was written so poorly. I can truly feel the hate for him and the batfam here, it's like the writers wanted to bring everything great about Batman into one place and ruin them all in one go.

Honestly Batman stories have been more or less decent for more than a decade, it more

Batman / Catwoman: The Gotham War: Scorched Earth #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Nov 1, 2023

THE GOTHAM WAR ENDS HERE! The final chapter of this epic crossover is here, and Batman and his family must find a way to overcome the endgame of an ancient enemy! Can the Bat and the Cat set their differences aside? Is this the end of the Bat-Family? Lives change forever in this action-packed conclusion!

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Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #7

By: Marc Silvestri
Released: May 3, 2023

Batman and the Joker have fought across streets, rooftops, railways and caverns, against horrors beyond of their wildest nightmares. Deep underground, witnesses to an undead wedding from Hell, they finally go up against their bitterest enemies: each other! Can the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime save Commissioner Gordon and Harley Quinn, ...

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Anakin dropped The Many Deaths of Laila Starr from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr

* A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine  and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism.

* With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and re...

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Anakin dropped Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021)

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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Anakin dropped Infinite Frontier (2021) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Infinite Frontier (2021)

When our heroes saved the Muliverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged...and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in. Most of them, at least. Alan Scott, the Green Lantern from the Justice Societ...

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Anakin dropped Rorschach (2020) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Rorschach (2020)

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.
So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin try...

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Anakin dropped Superman and the Authority (2021) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Superman and the Authority (2021)

Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of s...

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Anakin dropped Strange Adventures (2020) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Strange Adventures (2020)

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end "best of lists," the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan "Doc" Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The D...

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Anakin dropped Justice League: Last Ride from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Justice League: Last Ride

Once, the Justice League was the most powerful collection of superheroes in the universe. But an unthinkable tragedy within its ranks has caused Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to go their separate ways, leaving the League broken and disbanded under a veil of anger and mistrust. Now, against the backdrop of the universe’s greatest murder trial,...

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Anakin dropped Batman: The Detective (2021) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Batman: The Detective (2021)

An epic tale begins that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert! A horrific tragedy in the United Kingdom sends a very personal and deadly message to the Dark Knight—one that will draw Batman out of Gotham City to investigate! From the moment he la...

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Anakin dropped Justice League (2018) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Justice League (2018)

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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Anakin dropped Swamp Thing (2021) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Swamp Thing (2021)

Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the...

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Anakin dropped Static (2021) from their pull list Jun 6, 2023

Static (2021)

At long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe is making his shocking return!
Bullied nerd Virgil Hawkins wasn't the kind of kid you'd normally find on the streets at a protest– but like everyone else in the city of Dakota, he was fed up. Unfortunately, the first time he stood up to raise his voice, the world turned upside d...

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Anakin dropped Nocterra from their pull list Jun 6, 2023


"FULL THROTTLE DARK," Part One-Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina "Val" Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eight...

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Anakin rated Batman #135 May 2, 2023

Batman #135

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 3, 2023

It's Batman versus Red Mask in a brutal Gotham that's never known hope! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terrifying infection that Red Mask has unleashed? Only one thing is certain: he won't be able to do it alone. The conclusion to the bestselling The Bat-Man of Gotham is so big it could only be contained in an oversize #900 anniversary issue feat...

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Anakin rated Superman #2 Mar 23, 2023

Superman #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Jamal Campbell
Released: Mar 22, 2023

NIGHT OF THE PARASITE! Superman is overwhelmed as Parasite's new powers are unleashed! Can Superman stop all of Metropolis from being consumed by the power-hungry Parasite or will he need Lex Luthor's help to save the day? Introducing a new antihero-Marilyn Moonlight, the Spirit of Metropolis-who only operates at night! Is she friend or foe to the ...

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Probably the best reimagining of Ra’s Al Ghul I’ve read in years. Unfortunately climate change is not a problem that can be overcome by a few clean kills.

Batman: One Bad Day: Ra's Al Ghul #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 22, 2023

WHY WON’T BATMAN SAVE THE WORLD?! For centuries Ra’s al Ghul has wanted to save the Earth from the worst of humankind, and for centuries he has failed. Recently his greatest obstacle has been the Dark Knight Detective, Batman. Ra’s offered Batman a chance to be a part of his new world order, but Batman refused. For years their cold war has ra...

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Anakin reviewed Batman #133 Mar 9, 2023

Sorry, this story does nothing for me. Bruce and Selina’s interactions don’t work at all and this poorly thought out version of Gotham is a symptom of Zdarsky’s growing disinterest in writing Batman. I don’t think he likes the character very much, at least not as much as past writers and I doubt there are interesting things on the horizon. Unless Zdarsky finds a way to connect these storie more

Batman #133

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adrian
Released: Mar 8, 2023

Everyone goes insane eventually. And then they belong to the terrifying Red Mask! But Gotham City has a new savior. He strikes from the shadows, exhumes the dead, and is known only as...the Batman. And in our backup story, Tim Drake's search for Batman continues as he and Superman, Jon Kent, team up to stop the terror of the Toyman!

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Bit high on the teen angst side but the art and the story more than make up for it.
I love how King wasn't subtle about hating Jon's age up which to this day remains to be one of the worst decisions DC has ever made.

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

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Anakin reviewed Batman #125 Jul 9, 2022

Great start, love the art. I was initially put off by Oswald's petty and poorly thought out scheme but it all made sense in the end.

Batman #125

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 6, 2022

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy's involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight's nightmares are just beginni...

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Anakin reviewed Shadow War: Omega #1 May 31, 2022

Lol fuck Talia, she was the worst here and she somehow comes out of this event completely unscathed. Destroyed a whole city to appease her greed and insecurity but somehow Geoforce is wrong to avenge the million deaths at her hands.

Geoforce did nothing wrong, what he was doing was justice.

Shadow War: Omega #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jun 1, 2022

THE SHADOW WAR’S EPIC CONCLUSION! The shocking finale of the Shadow War! Lives have been lost. Heroes and villains have fallen in battle. And now the real mastermind behind the Shadow War has been revealed. But they are far from done! Batman and Robin are all that’s left to put a stop to their real plans. Can the father-and-son duo work togethe...


Only 1 good story and 1 okay story.

The Pariah and Dick and Jon stories are the only things worth reading from this book. Quite a disappointing issue, I'm concerned for how Dark Crisis is going to pan out.

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Dan Jurgens
Released: Jun 1, 2022

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which hero...

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Anakin reviewed Batman #17 Apr 22, 2022

Incredible arc, had me on the edge of my seat. A thrilling experience, it was shocking, scary and somehow stuck its landing too. Wish this would be animated someday but I can see it being too much for even an R rated animation.

Batman #17

By: Scott Snyder, Jonathan Glapion
Released: Feb 13, 2013

This is it: The stunning conclusion to DEATH OF THE FAMILY!

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Anakin reviewed Shadow War: Alpha #1 Mar 30, 2022

Worst characterization of Bruce I've read in a while, imagine blaming Damian for Alfred's death while you were on a honeymoon. Garbage.

Shadow War: Alpha #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Mar 30, 2022

"When Deathstroke assassinates Ra's al Ghul, Talia al Ghul demands revenge and sends her League of Shadows to kill Deathstroke and Deathstroke Inc.! Batman and Robin must team up to track down Deathstroke and bring him to justice...but do they? Expect over-the-top fights, action, mystery, and betrayal as this crossover event creates a major impact ...

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Anakin rated Superman: Red Son #3 Feb 27, 2022

Superman: Red Son #3

By: Mark Millar, Kilian Plunkett
Released: Aug 27, 2003

The ELSEWORLDS miniseries comes to a shocking conclusion! By the year 2000, Superman's Soviet Union is a crime-free utopia...where the people have no choices, and dissent is not tolerated. How will humanity react to his benevolent dictates?

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Anakin rated Batman: The Imposter #3 Dec 15, 2021

Batman: The Imposter #3

By: Mattson Tomlin, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Dec 15, 2021

The battle against the imposter poisoning the Batman’s name heats up, while Detective Blair Wong makes a deadly decision! Is there any way back for Bruce Wayne’s war on crime after the damage the copycat has done? Or was that war already lost before it ever began?

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Anakin reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #2 Dec 7, 2021

Another top notch issue with great drama and a great introduction of characters. Love how alpha Clark and Zala are.

I hope this story isn't going to be as predictable as it's shaping up to be, looks like Bruce is going to be the banished bastard son when the Els find out who he is and he'll end the war with a mega climactic fight against Clark.

Dark Knights of Steel #2

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
Released: Dec 8, 2021

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, S...

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Anakin reviewed Batman #118 Dec 7, 2021

Beautiful art aside, taking Batman away from Gotham is a fantastic decision. The story needed something fresh and this is looking to be exactly what it needs, new locale(s), the underused Batman inc and some good old mystery/ detective work. Batman has outgrown Gotham and this was well illustrated by how he made short work of his A list villains during the first few pages.

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Batman #118

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina
Released: Dec 8, 2021

New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham! “Abyss” part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness. But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue awai...

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Cpd113 - Dec 10, 2021

Great review unlike the batmans review. Chance of pace lol. Williamson is the best writer currently doing it, and if not the best than you need more comics in your life.

Anakin reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #1 Nov 2, 2021

Fantastic stuff, I love how this story isn't beholden to the legacies of these characters. It truly feels like a reimagining and an inspired take on the DC universe.

I cannot wait to read more of this.

Dark Knights of Steel #1

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
Released: Nov 3, 2021

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, S...

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Anakin rated Nightwing #85 Oct 19, 2021

Nightwing #85

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

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