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4.0

This was a slog to get through.

Future State: The Next Batman #2

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Jan 20, 2021

In this second Future State: Batman chapter, wearing a mask in Gotham City is now a crime-and when it’s compounded with murder, it can be a shoot-on-sight offense! Batman is on the trail of a murderous couple but quickly finds that all is not as it seems...and finds himself in the firing line of the Magistrate and their Peacekeepers! The gritty, ...

8.0

Great story by PKD that's given me hope for his upcoming run.

Midnighter was really fun as well but Gleb Melnikov's art was def the standout.

The Black Racer and Shilo Norman stories just didn't feel Fourth World enough.

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1

By: Jeremy Adams, Valentine De Landro
Released: Jan 20, 2021

This monumental Future State title features four big stories! First, Clark Kent is gone, leaving a Superman-shaped hole behind. People gather in Smallville to celebrate their hero, little realizing that he is across the galaxy helping others. Superman has gone to Warworld, where he fights as a gladiator in the deadly pits of Mongul. But this is Sup...

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8.0

Breakout writer of 2020 takes on Swamp Thing!

Very intriguing and well written story; Mike Perkins' art really complements it. Will definitely be picking up next issue as well as the ongoing.

Future State: Swamp Thing #1

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jan 6, 2021

From the ashes of a terrible war, life blooms anew in Swamp Thing’s image. The remnants of humanity lie in hiding, forever in the shadow of the green god who now rules the planet. When the new avatar of the Green uncovers a stray human, a rebellion is revealed! But this Swamp Thing is no stranger to violent ends, and neither are his creations. If...

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2.0

What's the fucking point?

Future State: The Flash #1

By: Brandon Vietti, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Jan 6, 2021

With no powers, no backup and no other choice, Barry Allen and the other former Flashes face the deadliest threat they’ve ever encountered-Wally West. Possessed by an evil force trapped for thousands of years inside the Speed Force, Barry turns to his greatest foes’ weapons to save the young man he loves like a son. In the end, how much will Ba...

7.0

Korra + Wonder Woman = Yara Flor.

Art was great, writing was slightly of off-putting, but very creative and original.

Future State: Wonder Woman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend...Wonder Woman! But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it. Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades. Will she ...

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3.0

Thank god it's over.

They lost me the minute Wonder Woman hits Batkek with the literal Hand of Creation.

This is truly an "Anti-Crisis" because everything a Crisis gets right, Death Metal gets wrong.

Sure the symbolism and themes are there; the over indulgent writing and the high stakes, but you can't just gift wrap a pile of shit and sprinkle it with glitter expec more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Generations Shattered #1 Jan 5, 2021
9.0

This was an experience.

I've never felt this way reading a comic besides going through Pre-Flashpoint stories and runs. Generations Shattered succeeds because it's a comic that is aware of the universe it exists in; it doesn't pander or stoop to hold your hand, it just tries to have fun with DC's vast continuity. You could put this in a collection of the 2006 Booster Gold series and no more

Generations Shattered #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Jan 6, 2021

A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! ...

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3.0

I liked the Constantine story. That's pretty much it though...

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last 52: War of the Multiverses #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rob Guillory
Released: Dec 30, 2020

What would it take to get every being left in the Multiverse to side together in the ultimate, final showdown? Total decimation and the complete undoing of all existence? The Batman Who Laughs has made his final move, bringing the most horrifying opposition to the battleground, and now every hero and villain left alive will stand and fight togethe...

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7.0

This is something I can call "dumb fun".

Looking back over the second wave of "Tales from the Dark Multiverse" One Shots, the only word that can describe my sentiment is "meh". Hush was definitely the standout, while COIE and Flashpoint were without a doubt lacking. The only way to end this saga is with the nightmare alternate of the OG: Dark Nights Metal.

This was exactly wh more

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Collin Kelly, Karl Mostert
Released: Dec 30, 2020

In the event-defining epic Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League defeated the vile Barbatos and his Dark Knights to save our universe from sinking into the abyss of the Dark Multiverse. But...what if they failed? What if Barbatos reigned victorious? Enter an alternate timeline where the DCU as you know it has been dragged down into the darkness. W...

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7.0

More of a "Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Last Days of the Justice Society" than COIE but I'll take it. Very depressing tho, with the JSA jobbing harder than ever before, especially to a one off villain from an 80's single issue special.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Crisis on Infinite Earths #1

By: Steve Orlando, Mike Perkins
Released: Dec 16, 2020

When the Anti-Monitor’s deadly grudge match with the Multiverse was finally foiled, there was only one Earth left! But which Earth? That was crucial to what would happen next. In one timeline, Earth-1’s Superman stopped the Superman of Earth-2 from going into final battle, but in the Dark Multiverse, it’s Jor-L of Earth-2 who survives, changi...

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7.0

Sholly Fisch League of Shadows story was wonderful, and I also really liked the Batman Beyond Gray Ghost story as well.

As for the Booster Gold story; many people forget that before The Omac Project, Maxwell Lord was shady businessman turned ally to the JLI for a good decade and a half. Great story overall.

Everything else is either boring or garbage; Tom King still can't wri more

DC's Very Merry Multiverse #1

By: Jay Baruchel, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Dec 9, 2020

Joy to all 52 worlds-it’s time to celebrate the holiday season across the DC Multiverse! In ten stories that will light your yule log and spike your eggnog, Batman decks the gaslit halls, Lobo goes Old Testament in space, Ragman learns the true meaning of Saturnalia, President Superman attempts to figure out how Bizarro stole Christmas, and Harle...

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7.0

Making a Dark Multiverse nightmare analogue out of an already nightmare alternate reality like Flashpoint doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I guess "Barda is" so who cares.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1

By: Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 9, 2020

Spinning out of the events of a world where a single choice by the Flash affected the entire DC Universe, find out what would have happened if Barry Allen had not put things right. In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare...

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10

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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!

9.0

The highlight of my month.

Worlds will die, hearts will break, and the union of will and love shall shock the multiverse like never before. Multi-Crisis on Intimate Earths!

Green Lantern: Season Two #10

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Dec 16, 2020

Meet Hal Jordan’s Earth-11 counterpart in the first skirmish of the Ultrawar! Against a backdrop of cosmic conspiracy and shady interstellar politics, two Green Lanterns and two Star Sapphires enact a four-way battle of the sexes. As the cracks of division spread from world to world, can love prevail?

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3.0

Lmao what a fucking joke.

This is embarrassing, DC.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 16, 2020

The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.

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7.0

Better than the last one, but though it has some great writers and great stories, it also has some shit ones too.

Together = 8/10
I liked everything besides the fact that they shafted Damian and continue to shit all over him. Fuck you Adam Glass, and fuck you DC editorial.

Last Knights = 8/10
Hal and Sinestro story is always fun and Lemire knows the characters. >
The Question = 5/10
Yawn.

Dust of a Distant Storm = 10/10
Perfect. Gail Simone really struck out with this one, and the art is fantastic too.

Whale Fall = 3/10
Yawn.

We Fight For Love = 4/10
Cecil Castellucci is an awful writer. I've also never liked Dick and Babs together; I think that him and Starfire were always a much healthier couple.

Man of Tomorrow = 9/10
Mark Waid. That's all. more

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Last Stories of the DC Universe #1

By: Cecil Castellucci, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Dec 9, 2020

The last battle against the Batman Who Laughs is at hand…the final fight for everything in the universe. And while the night is usually darkest just before the dawn, what would be the last thing you’d do if you weren’t sure the dawn would ever arrive? Join our heroes in their waning hours as we show their journeys through what could be their ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 2, 2020
3.0

This is not good.

I personally have no problems with disjointed, nonlinear, or triptych storytelling. What I do have a problem with is when an incompetent writer makes a mockery out of the technique.

Clay Mann's art is wasted on this series. Just a clip-show of ass shots and Bat/Cat tongue hockey.

I like Mask of the Phantasm and BTAS but they've never been the "gre 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...

2.0

It perplexes me as to how even with endless possibilities and potential for stories brought upon with the medium of the Dark Multiverse, DC can't seem to hire anyone with a single shred of imagination!

These are the stories in this book:

-"Scary Stories to tell in the Dark Multiverse" = More Snyder Robin King projection.

-"Feeding the Beast" = DC gave Patton Oswald more

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Multiverse Who Laughs #1

By: Saladin Ahmed, Scot Eaton
Released: Nov 25, 2020

The DC Multiverse is a collection of alternate-reality worlds where anything is possible. Each world tells the tale of a possible split in reality, or shows how lives vary depending on a single, solitary decision. But now that the Multiverse has been destroyed, the Batman Who Laughs has used his god like power to create a new Dark Multiverse…a co...

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Weird Science Jim - Nov 26, 2020

The Kid in the Fear Index is Jean-Paul Valley (Azreal), but that might make it even worse since they do nothing with it!

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #11 Nov 24, 2020
4.0

I could really care less about this bland assembly of uninspired characters.

I hope Taylor enjoyed jerking himself off for 11 issues while making established DC characters get bitched around by his shitty OCs.

So boring. Not surprising though, just look at DCeased.

Suicide Squad #11

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Nov 25, 2020

FINAL ISSUE
The explosive final issue is here! Task Force X has been through hell and back. Now they’re the last thing standing between a human bomb and an island full of innocents. Which means that even if they win the day, there’s nowhere to run when the Justice League arrives to clean house!

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SONOFBATMANN commented on this:
5.5

I'm really starting to get annoyed with how this series is written. It's like every single issue is its own thing, and it makes as much sense as it can in its own context. But there is an overarching story that I just can't figure out. I see the hardcore fans of this series praising these issues as revolutionary, and they also allude to this vague overarching narrative that I feel like I'm only re more

Green Lantern: Season Two #9

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Nov 11, 2020

The trial of Hyperman is on, and as monstrous forces gather in the shadows, a change of heart reunites Green Lantern Hal Jordan with his one true love, Carol Ferris-but nothing is what it seems in a mind-bending, heartrending case of cross-dimensional mistaken identity and looming cosmic catastrophe!

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SONOFBATMANN - Nov 17, 2020

Might do some annotations on this issue on my blog soon. Check out the ones I did for #8. https://sonofbatmann.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-green-lantern-season-two-8.html

Psycamorean - Nov 17, 2020

I'll definitely check them out soon. I honestly really want to like this series.

3.0

I would have loved this back in 7th grade.

This is just too much. It feels like all of these past issues has been constant set up and exposition with little happening. The only cool stuff has been in the tie-ins (especially Speed Metal and Multiverse's End).

Snyder tries to fill the book with cool and deep metaphors to add some kind gravity and eloquence to the constant strea more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Nov 18, 2020

The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

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9.0

MULTI-CRISIS ON INTIMATE EARTHS

Never did I think I would see a Green Lantern book that looked like a flagship Vertigo title. Sharp & Morrison are revolutionaries as far a I see it.

Incel Lantern made my week.

As the Wedding of Hyperboy and Princess Illistra enthralls the denizens of Kranaltine, the true Union of the Trillenium shocks the Multiverse as Will and Lov more

Green Lantern: Season Two #9

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Nov 11, 2020

The trial of Hyperman is on, and as monstrous forces gather in the shadows, a change of heart reunites Green Lantern Hal Jordan with his one true love, Carol Ferris-but nothing is what it seems in a mind-bending, heartrending case of cross-dimensional mistaken identity and looming cosmic catastrophe!

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Hawkman #29 Nov 10, 2020
10

This is top tier capeshit.

This shouldn't have been cancelled (but still ended beautifully).

This is what DC needs to put out more.

This is worth my money.

This is worth my time.

This needs an omnibus.

Hawkman #29

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Nov 11, 2020

He’s lived and died and lived again. But now, with just one life left to live and the reincarnation cycle at its end, will Hawkman sacrifice everything to protect the woman he loves from the cursed blade of Hath-Set? Learn the fate of Hawkman and Hawkwoman in a tale that will take you to the edge of time and space!

8.0

So good but the ending really hurt it for me.

I've never been a huge fan of the original Hush storyline, but this was a great tale of hostile bat factions battling for hold over Gotham (some cool lore as well).

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sergio Fernandez Davila
Released: Nov 4, 2020

Following the smash success of last year’s Tales from the Dark Multiverse series, DC returns with five new tales that explore dark, twisted timelines spinning out some of DC’s most iconic stories. It begins with the story that kicked off the modern era for Batman...“Hush”! The landmark story introduced Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend Tommy...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Hawkman #28 Nov 2, 2020
9.0

Holy shit this is absolutely fantastic.

What a shame to end this run, but at least it'll go out with a bang.

Omnibus please!

Hawkman #28

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Oct 14, 2020

What was once a gift now becomes a curse! With the reincarnation cycle finally broken, Hawkman finds himself fearful that every fight could be his last-and Hawkwoman’s patience for his caution wears thin. But they’ll need all their wits and courage about them, because their age-old enemy Hath-Set is out for blood!

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #678 Oct 31, 2020
10

"It would be far easier to consider this a dream. But how can I? For in my hand...I hold the Bat-Radia. And I...I am the Batman."

Batman #678

By: Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel
Released: Jul 2, 2008

In part 3 of "Batman R.I.P.," Batman's mysterious adversary has won and all is lost for The Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne is now deranged and dissociated, wandering homeless in the alleys of Gotham City. Can Bruce rebuild his Batman identity from scratch--or will he die alone?

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #677 Oct 31, 2020
9.0

"What we are about to do will be a work of art. Nothing less than the complete and utter ruination of a noble human spirit."

Batman #677

By: Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel
Released: May 28, 2008

Continuing "Batman R.I.P.," the epic story that will change the legend of The Dark Knight forever! As the life of Bruce Wayne takes an interesting turn with Jezebel Jet, the life of Batman falls into the ultimate downward spiral as the Black Gloves moves in...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #676 Oct 30, 2020
8.0

"We are operators at the highest level."

"Believe me, everything you've heard about the Black glove is true. Call me Doctor Hurt. Come, take your place for the Danse Macabre."

Batman #676

By: Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel
Released: May 14, 2008

Beginning "Batman R.I.P.," the epic story that will change the legend of The Dark Knight forever! Everything in Grant Morrison's groundbreaking run on Batman has been leading to this story! While Batman and Robin deal with personal issues, the Club of Villains approaches The Joker for membership.

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #675 Oct 30, 2020
7.0

"Damian is a wonderchild. And Batman, his father, belongs to me. Not to her."

Batman #675

By: Grant Morrison, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Apr 23, 2008

Momentarily freed of the recent drama surrounding the Black Glove and the Replacement Batmen, The Caped Crusader enjoys an evening with his most recent girlfriend, Jezebel Jet. But an attack from the Ten-Eyed Man leads to stunning revelations in this finale to a 4-part storyline!

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