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Wow.

I got a lot of early Morrison vibes from this issue, and I absolutely loved it. Also reminded me of King's Darkseid War: GL on shot. This is what DC needs to focus on when they put out single issues like these: do something interesting! I wish that more one shots could tell stories that dive deep into the DC lore while working in tandem with threads utilized by other writers.
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Year of the Villain: Lex Luthor #1

By: Jason Latour, Bryan Hitch
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Apex Lex has made his offer to the villains of the DC Universe...but has the super-powered evil genius gotten what he truly desires? The most deadly predator in the Multiverse has set out to answer that question by seeking out his counterparts on other Earths. But will this meeting of the Luthors be the greatest team-up in all of creation...or end ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash Forward #1 Sep 18, 2019
8.0

I love a good multiverse story, and Lobdell sure seems to be delivering.

Very happy that the Mobius Chair leftover from the Darkseid War is being used again, and I'd love for them to mention that it was Manhattan that killed Metron.

President Superman is always a good sight to see. I hope Linda Park and Wally are developed more since we've barely seen her since the first Tita 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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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?

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #32 Sep 18, 2019
7.0

This issue felt a little shorter than the last two. I love Howard Porter's art, but it wasn't on par with New World Order and it reminds me of Drowned Earth (which was not amazing).

The twist at the end was predictable, and seeing as the solicitations reveal one of the brothers siding with Perpetua, the false hope doesn't have much of an effect due to the guaranteed success of Doom.

Justice League #32

By: James Tynion IV, Howard Porter
Released: Sep 18, 2019

"The Justice Doom War" part three! Things are getting dangerous across the time stream. On one side of time, the Justice League team finds heroic purpose; on the other, it's a future full of chaos and trial. It's the Totality in action. If they can't stop Lex's Legion across all fronts, there may be only one other option: embrace Doom!

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Anotherfan - Sep 19, 2019

Solicitations tend to destroy the effect of pretty much any cliffhanger

SONOFBATMANN dropped Flash (2016) from their pull list Sep 11, 2019

Flash (2016)

"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" chapter one
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well...you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts-but just where did this amazing new friend come from?
FLASH FACT: "2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming ...

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8.0

Great issue.

Abnett has really proven his worth on this series, turning it from a no justice follow up editorial mess to one of the best team books put out by DC right now.

The new team introduced works very well, depicting the gravity of Darkseid's actions across the universe.

Jessica's resurrection is a little annoying, but I appreciate that Abnett didn't draw it more

Justice League: Odyssey #13

By: Dan Abnett, Will Conrad
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Sepulkore is activated! The entire Ghost Sector has been imprisoned and enslaved as a new realm of Apokolips, with Darkseid as its supreme ruler! Returned to power, with reborn New Gods at his side and the Ghost Sector as an implacable fortress, Darkseid sets his sights on the remaining universe! Can anyone stand in his way? Where are Justice Leagu...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Gotham City Monsters #1 Sep 11, 2019
8.0

Fantastic.

I've always had a soft spot for Orlando due to his affinity for Morrisonian concepts, and this does not disappoint.

I was one of the 5 people that read "The Unexpected" all the way through, and I'm happy that DC has given him a mini instead of an ongoing for his recent projects.

Seven Soldiers is one of my favorite works by Morrison, and I'm glad to see more

Gotham City Monsters #1

By: Steve Orlando, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Leviathan has dismantled S.H.A.D.E.-and that means Frankenstein is once again a free agent! Now he can set his sights on his former mentor, Melmoth, the one evil that got away. With bad things happening all across the Multiverse, this may be Frankenstein's last shot at setting things right. Of course, Melmoth has his own agenda, and it's going to t...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Detective Comics #1011 Sep 11, 2019
7.0

Wholesome ending to a wholesome story. The Freeze stuff really takes away from it though.

Detective Comics #1011

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Christian Duce
Released: Sep 11, 2019

In order to carry out his contract and get what he's owed, Deadshot must kill Lucius Fox. Batman isn't about to let that happen, but without the use of lethal force, does he stand a chance against Deadshot? Plus, Mr. Freeze sets the last piece of his "Year of the Villain" master plan in motion!

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #78 Sep 11, 2019
4.0

I can't believe I actually read this.

The art is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but this book though...

This is the most unimaginative and elementary comic I have ever read in my entire life. At least when I read All-Star Batman and Robin (TBW) I get some enjoyment out of attempting to decipher Miller's ridiculous storytelling, but this is just makes me lose brain-cells.
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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...

SONOFBATMANN added Flash (2016) to their pull list Sep 8, 2019

Flash (2016)

"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" chapter one
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well...you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts-but just where did this amazing new friend come from?
FLASH FACT: "2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Green Lantern #11 Sep 8, 2019
7.0

Enjoyed last issue a lot more.

The Golden Lantern twist was very anticlimactic, but I'm very excited for the final confrontation between Hal and the Qwa-Man that was cut short last issue.

Liam Sharp's art is still fantastic as always.

Green Lantern #11

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Sep 4, 2019

On the edge of reality, Green Lantern Hal Jordan and Star Sapphire face death by power ring firing squad! Yes, Hal and Carol Ferris reunite (sort of) as they fight their way out of the improbable turn of events of the previous issue! In fact, with what happens next issue, they may not want to survive this one...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #31 Sep 8, 2019
8.0

One of the best things about this series is that I feel like I get so much out of each issue.

Though I wish Doomsday Clock had been the ones to fully introduce the Justice Society, Snyder accomplishes this nonetheless.

Will be picking up next issue.

Justice League #31

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 4, 2019

"The Justice Doom War" part two! The culmination of Lex Luthor's plan hinges on his beating the Justice League to the prize, ratcheting up the peril as the Year of the Villain continues! The Totality has shattered and its pieces have been tossed across space and time. Thus, the Justice League must also split apart, forming three search teams to com...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Doomsday Clock #11 Sep 4, 2019
9.0

Well, fuck. (Spoilers)

Even at its crescendo, Doomsday Clock leaves us yet again with more questions than answers.

This chapter brings together all loose threads and plot lines in the series, while simultaneously acting as a mirror to Watchmen's own penultimate issue. Adrian reveals his master plan to Saturn Girl like he previously id to Rorschach and Night-Owl, but instead o more

Doomsday Clock #11

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Sep 4, 2019

The critically acclaimed series by the renowned team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank marches toward its conclusion. In this penultimate issue, the truth behind "Rebirth" is revealed as Batman searches for the one person he believes can help him save the world...Rorschach!

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Arslan corner - Sep 4, 2019

Hi there, Nice overall review. But, I was scrolling down the following comic reviews and I've noticed that some are quite underwhelmed by this issue of Doomsday clock. Some of them suggest that the story itself was largely an info-dump, and revealed some of the pacing problems. So, I'm curious to ask, Do you find some the problems as well or maybe you see it differently?

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League Dark #14 Aug 28, 2019
8.0

Mostly setup, but Tynion and Martinez never fail to knock it out of the park. I really enjoyed them addressing the repercussions from last arc as well as the new lineup for the Injustice League Dark.

This seems like the final act of Tynion's run, but I could be wrong since they still have to defeat the Upside-Down Man and the Otherkind.

One of the most consistent series comin more

Justice League Dark #14

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Aug 28, 2019

The rules of magic have changed forever, and the Justice League Dark is ready to keep the peace in the magical world! But that peace will be shattered as Circe takes center stage, gathering a team of magic's most dangerous monsters to take control of magic once and for all!

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #30 Aug 28, 2019
8.0

Great start to the Justice/Doom War story line that has been teased since the series' first issue.

The parallel storytelling between both sides was fun to read, with Starman and Luthor being the standouts of the issue.

Ever since Luthor got his powers, the remaining members of the Legion seem kind of useless; with their primary function being Luthor's "errand boys" (yes, Chee more

Justice League #30

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 28, 2019

The "Justice Doom War" starts here! The Lex Luthor the League has known and fought is no more, replaced by an apex predator version of Lex, powered by Perpetua with a goal of bringing tragedy to the DC Universe. Now that Lex has powered up villains across the cosmos, he marshals his own troops, sparking a war between the Legion of Doom and the Just...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Freedom Fighters #8 Aug 28, 2019
5.0

Very meh and predictable, with the issue cutting off just as it started to get interesting.

Freedom Fighters #8

By: Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows
Released: Aug 28, 2019

The Freedom Fighters have set their sights on an endgame with the fascist regime of Hitler II, but to achieve ultimate victory, one of their own must confront his darkest demons. In the factory city of Detroit, Nazi slave labor camps have made life a living hell-and the one and only person to ever escape, Black Condor, must return home for the very...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #77 Aug 28, 2019
6.0

The Black Flash was cool, and I like the use of Avery Ho and Wally, but the issue still functions as setup for the "clash between the forces" that we'll see in the coming books.

I did really enjoy the Weather Wizard scene, and would've never expected his new gimmick to be related to climate change and ecological damage to the Earth.

Flash #77

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafa Sandoval
Released: Aug 28, 2019

"Death of the Speed Force" continues! The Speed Force is collapsing, and its destructor is here...to save the day?! The Strength, Sage and Still forces have placed a dangerous strain on the force that empowers the DC Universe's super-speedsters, and the Flash is about to face the impossible choice of saving his friends' lives or losing his powers f...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Detective Comics #1010 Aug 28, 2019
6.0

Good issue.

These last two issues feel like mostly setup, but have provided some sort of entertainment value with the characters. The Freeze stuff however does seem very out of place, and I could really care less.

The plot of this issue reminded me a lot of the "Escape from Dinosaur Island" and "Declaration" arcs from Tomasi's Superman run (being the WWII and wholesome US His more

Detective Comics #1010

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Christian Duce
Released: Aug 28, 2019

In part two of "Take Your Shot," Batman confronts Deadshot only to learn he's come to Gotham City to enlist the skills of the World's Greatest Detective! Can the two of them work together-or will their opposing ideologies get the best of them?

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman/Superman #1 Aug 28, 2019
7.0

Fun start Williamson's revival of the Batman/Superman series!

The opening flashback was great, but half of this book was spoiled in the previews so I can't say that I was shocked or wowed by anything else.

Excited for the next issue nonetheless.

Batman/Superman #1

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey...

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allenquanobi - Aug 29, 2019

Idk why DC even released that preview, literally no point to even read the book to the end

SONOFBATMANN added Justice League: Odyssey to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Justice League: Odyssey

Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard te...

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10

Infinite Crisis Absolute

By: Geoff Johns, George Perez

This oversized, slipcased edition collect the entire INFINITE CRISIS series along with the initial series proposal, the script and art breakdowns for issue #1, and more!

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10

Green Lantern: Rebirth Vol. 1

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

The 6-issue miniseries event of 2004-2005--written by Geoff Johns (BLACKEST NIGHT, TEEN TITANS) with art by Ethan Van Sciver and Prentis Rollins--is available in this edition, complete with the preview story from Wizard Magazine as well as a number of extras previously only available in ABSOLUTE GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH! Hal Jordan was considered the...

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Batman: The Killing Joke #1

By: Brian Bolland

This is the unforgettable event that forever changed Batman's world, adding a new element of darkness with its unflinching portrayal of The Joker's twisted psyche.

Writer Alan Moore, acclaimed author of WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA, offers his take on the disturbing relationship between The Dark Knight and his greatest foe. The Clown ...

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SONOFBATMANN rated 52 Vol. 2 Aug 21, 2019
10

52 Vol. 2

By: Geoff Johns, Joe Bennett

The story of the DC Universe's most eventful year concludes in this final action-packed volume in the series featuring an epic war between the planet's super-powered beings. Discover the final fates of the stars of the series 52 #27-52!

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SONOFBATMANN rated 52 Vol. 1 Aug 21, 2019
10

52 Vol. 1

By: Geoff Johns, Keith Giffen

After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Now, the first 26 issues of this weekly series are collected with stories by a superstar team of writers and some of comics' top artists!

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SONOFBATMANN rated Final Crisis Vol. 1 Aug 21, 2019
10

Final Crisis Vol. 1

By: Grant Morrison, Lee Garbett

The mind-blowing miniseries is back in an expanded trade paperback collecting FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2, DC UNIVERSE #0, BATMAN #682-683 and pages from ABSOLUTE FINAL CRISIS! What happens when evil wins? Superman, Batman and the Justice League must face this reality when Darkseid and his follower...

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Batman R.I.P.: The Deluxe Edition #1

By: Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel
Released: Feb 11, 2009

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Vol. 1

By: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson

Celebrate 30 years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the anniversary edition of the undisputed graphic novel masterpiece BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.

Writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, 10 years after th...

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All-Star Superman Vol. 1

By: Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely

The complete 12-issue run of ALL-STAR SUPERMAN by Morrison and Quitely is collected in a single trade paperback!Witness the Man of Steel in exciting adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more! Plus: Superman goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his oddball twin, and the new character Zibarro, also from the Bizarro planet.

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SONOFBATMANN rated Watchmen Vol. 1 Aug 21, 2019
10

Watchmen Vol. 1

By: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied o...

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