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Venom2796 reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
9.0

I enjoyed this issue a lot. While it doesn't entirely drive the story forward, it is advertised as an interlude so I can give that a pass. It is an issue that is needed because when and if, Batman and Catwoman end up together in the end, you can't say that they just got together with no build up.

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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Antonio reviewed Batman #78 Sep 11, 2019
10

I consider that, nobody in their right mind, will criticize Mann's art in this issue, it is absolutely incredible. It is a 10 out of a 10. It is one of the most beautiful drawings I have seen in several years and the colors do not detract at all. The problem will focus on the script and the dialogues of Tom King but no one should be surprised. A few numbers to conclude his stage, he will not chang more

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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AdmiralWhiskers reviewed Batman #78 Sep 11, 2019
6.5

Tom King is a goner, so I'm presuming that this arc is toast within 12 months of his departure. That makes reviewing this little escapade as anything more than the oddity that it is...well, kinda pointless. I don't mind the "City of Bane" arc itself, but the "how we got here" part with Thomas Wayne was dreadful. But I digress, and I don't want to continue beating up on the soon-departed. >
It was an decent story for what it was...A sexy little rehab of body and mind on the French Riviera or wherever. Perhaps the most intelligible story I've read by King, and that counts for a lot with him.

My complaints are cosmetic:

1. The Cat/Bat dialogue is annoying. I know King is wed to that terminology, but he leans on it way too hard.

2. Training in spandex suits is a little more than silly when you're in some tropical paradise.

3. Practicality aside, they must have zero issues about personal privacy. Never mind that BRUCE WAYNE is vacationing with some knockout babe...and OH WAIT ITS BATMAN.

King hits the relationship notes in a stunted way, and the big pages of working out suggest he's healing. That counts for plot progress, I hope.

The art was great. I bet the artist had a blast not drawing sewage infested streets and chemical warehouses. He draws pretty women in paradise quite well.

Not much more to say about it. Except that GOTHAM IS BURNING AND ALFRED IS DEAD.

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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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Anotherfan reviewed Batman #78 Sep 11, 2019
9.0

Really liked the issue. Still finding this story well writen and touching. And of course, art is on another level.

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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Linkush reviewed Batman #78 Sep 11, 2019
10

I really liked it.

I can already see people complaining about how this is filler but I think that it's good to finally have a more laid back issue that focuses on Bruce and Selina's relationship, especially after they were separated for so long. I thought that it was well written, heartwarming and beautiful. The art is so good I don't think I know a word to describe how good it is. And more

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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ProphecyGirl40 - Sep 11, 2019

^^This! And even though it's an interlude, it's still crucial to the overall story. It answers the thesis to King's entire run: can Bruce be happy and still be Batman?

Talon1load - Sep 13, 2019

Bruce HAS been happy before. And this idiotic interlude is only important because King is forcing it to be. It still makes zero sense. Why did those guys even know what could beat Bane? Nothing makes sense.

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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.

Venom2796 rated Batman #78 Sep 11, 2019
8.5

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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Venom2796 rated House of X #4 Sep 5, 2019
10

House of X #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 4, 2019

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

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9.0

Superman: Up In the Sky #3

By: Tom King, Andy Kubert
Released: Sep 4, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Superman is tormented by visions of the death of Lois Lane while awaiting his release from a bureaucratic prison planet! Then, a detour through time lands the Man of Steel on the battlefields of World War II next to Sgt. Rock and the combat happy joes of Easy Company! Originally published in SUPERMAN GI...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #77 Aug 21, 2019
9.0

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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Venom2796 added Powers of X to their pull list Aug 14, 2019

Powers of X

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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Venom2796 added House of X to their pull list Aug 8, 2019

House of X

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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Venom2796 rated Batman #76 Aug 7, 2019
9.5

Batman #76

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 7, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't w...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #75 Jul 17, 2019
10

Batman #75

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Jul 17, 2019

"City of Bane" begins! Bane's minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane's program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It's like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror versio...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #74 Jul 17, 2019
8.0

Batman #74

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 10, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" concludes with a father-and-son showdown. Flashpoint Batman reveals his fiendish reasoning for dragging Batman into the desert, and who is in the coffin they've been dragging along with them. But is this a step too far? It's Bruce Wayne versus Thomas Wayne for the right to wear the cowl, and all of Gotham City hangs in the...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #73 Jun 19, 2019
8.5

Batman #73

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 19, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" part four! Batman has been defeated by Bane's minions and chased out of Gotham. As a last-ditch effort to save his son from the lonely fate of being Batman, his father from another universe, Thomas Wayne, a.k.a. the Flashpoint Batman, is taking Bruce to the far ends of the Earth to try to give him the one thing that will c...

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Venom2796 added Savage Avengers (2019) to their pull list Jun 5, 2019

Savage Avengers (2019)

The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst - Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dange...

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Venom2796 added DCeased to their pull list Jun 5, 2019

DCeased

"I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him."-Revelation 6:8
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unpr...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #72 Jun 5, 2019
9.0

Batman #72

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 5, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" part three! Is this the end of Gotham City? Bane's army of villains is taking over the city, and Batman's back is against the wall. With all the things Bane has done to him over the last year-from breaking up his wedding to trying to assassinate Nightwing, and then invading Batman's mind to expose his most terrible fears-c...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #71 May 15, 2019
9.0

Batman #71

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: May 15, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" continues! Will it be father and son working together, or tearing each other apart? When it comes to the Waynes, expect a little of both. In the quest to get Bruce Wayne to hang up the cape and cowl, Thomas Wayne is going to have to use a little tough love. Only, not all the muscle behind it will be his own.

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Venom2796 rated Batman #70 May 1, 2019
9.0

Batman #70

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: May 1, 2019

n chapter one of "The Fall and the Fallen," Batman escapes his Knightmares only to wind up in a whole other bad dream. He's locked in Arkham Asylum with his worst enemies, and the only way to get out is to fight them all. It's a gladiatorial game of madness and mayhem, all for the amusement of Bane!

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Venom2796 rated Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 24, 2019
8.0

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #69 Apr 17, 2019
8.5

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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Venom2796 rated Batman #68 Apr 10, 2019
8.0

Batman #68

By: Tom King, Amanda Conner
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It's time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader's broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be "Catchelorette"?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Qui...

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Venom2796 added War of the Realms to their pull list Apr 3, 2019

War of the Realms

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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Venom2796 added Dial H For Hero (2019) to their pull list Mar 31, 2019

Dial H For Hero (2019)

Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial-a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? This blistering new six-issue miniseries joins the Wonder Comics...

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Andrea D’Alò reviewed Heroes In Crisis #7 Mar 27, 2019
10

The story takes a huge step forward and it does it good, King continues to write a story about the people behind the masks but without leaving out all the superhero stuff.
The art is amazing.
Nothing more to say.
Read it.

Heroes In Crisis #7

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is un...

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Andrea D’Alò - Mar 28, 2019

We know more about Wally, is the still alive? “Watch my death” why?, Why he rescues Ivy? Finally our heroes, booster-blue-batgirl and Harley, teams up and have a plan. What will do Batman? He found them, what’ll happen?

Talon1load - Mar 28, 2019

We haven’t learned anything new about Wally though. The whole Booster, Harley, BB and Batgirl thing made no sense and was poorly written. The Ivy reveal was dumb. I thought the issue was more of the same waste of time that the entire event has been. At least you liked it though. A 10 doesn’t seem realistic but as long as you like it.

Venom2796 rated Heroes In Crisis #7 Mar 27, 2019
8.5

Heroes In Crisis #7

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation-and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is un...

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Venom2796 added Spider-Man: Life Story to their pull list Mar 20, 2019

Spider-Man: Life Story

In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that's a part of the celebration of ...

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Dorival reviewed Batman #67 Mar 20, 2019
8.0

The most weak chapter of "nightmares" arc, but Jorge Fornes art was fantastic!

----- UPDATE -----

I made a reflection about the issue, and now I can see the analogy with "The Road Runner"... just amazing! Changing my rate, 7.0 for 8.0

Batman #67

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Mar 20, 2019

The "Knightmares" continue as Batman chases a new foe in an impossible race. Over rooftops, across alleyways, up and down the streets of Gotham City, this lightning-fast crook outsmarts the Dark Knight at every turn. Is that because the man under the mask is someone more familiar than he knows? Artist Lee Weeks returns to BATMAN for an all-out acti...

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