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Grifter reviewed Superman #17 Nov 13, 2019
5.0

The Truth is this book is bad

Superman #17

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Nov 13, 2019

Superman's new Fortress of Solitude sits in the most remote corner of the Bermuda Triangle. Constructed using Kryptonian technology far beyond anything our world knows, filled with intergalactic, pan-dimensional secrets from all over the Multiverse...how could it possibly be missing?

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RBL - Nov 13, 2019

Worse than what you rated it, without a doubt.

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #35 Nov 6, 2019
7.0

Dear Scott Snyder,

Why did you have to include Earth 3 in the page with the reactions to Doom's victory? I thought that everyone was clear after Bendis fucked up with his little "Superboy-wormhole-Crime-Syndicate-in-the-past" bullshit, but you just had to mess it up again didn't you!

So I guess Forever Evil didn't happen now? One of the best line-wide events in the decade has more

Justice League #35

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Nov 6, 2019

This issue: Lex Luthor wins! Everything Lex has been working for over the past year and a half comes to fruition as he finally possesses the fully powered Totality and plans to bend Hypertime to his will. The Legion of Doom's leader will defeat the Justice League once and for all and make his final pitch to serve at Perpetua's side-and the Multiver...

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allenquanobi - Nov 7, 2019

i think dc is a mess currently with continuity, literally so much stuff in the past year has been retconned or ignored

egon244 - Nov 9, 2019

I think it's nothing more than just an oversight. One small panel, that has really no relevance to the story. Still, it's worth pointing out. Shouldn't the editor or someone catch things like that? And yes, Forever Evil was awesome.

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #82 Nov 6, 2019
3.0

Tom King has officially turned bane into the biggest fool in Batman's rogues gallery, while simultaneously leeched all of the tension out of this worthless event.

What the fuck was the point of these past 8 issues if Batman and CatGod are just going kick the shit out of Bane with ease? Even better is the witty banter between Cat and Bat while they fight the so called "ultimate villain" more

Batman #82

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 6, 2019

"City of Bane" part eight! Batman and his allies wage war on the City of Bane, but an unexpected turn of events will send everyone reeling. Will there be another death in the family, or can the Dark Knight break Bane's iron grip over Gotham City?

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8.0

Great start to essentially the stopgap between Season 1 and 2 of Morrison's GL Run.

This issue takes place in the new timeline altered by Hal Jordan's use of the Miracle Machine, remaking the reality in Controller Mu's image. In this new reality the GL Corps never existed, with the Guardians having been exterminated millennia ago. Hal and Belzebeth have pretty much been just taking out more

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Nov 6, 2019

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed DCeased #6 Oct 30, 2019
6.0

DCEASED #6: "Deus Ex Lantern Corps"

Remember the magic plot with John Constantine, Zatanna, and Dr Fate introduced back in the GDTD special? Guess what, it doesn't matter because this series sold like gangbusters and it's sequel time baby!

This whole series after Issue 1 felt like it was just checking the boxes for a "insert post-apocalyptic DC Universe zombie story". Everyth more

DCeased #6

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done? The senses-shattering conclusion to the year's surprise blockbuster is here!

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6.0

I liked the last one better.

This one was just a recap of Reign of the Supermen, but with Lois instead. No world-building, no interesting character interactions, just pages of Lois being very angry and killing people.

Brad Walker's art is always a plus for me, but the story left something to be desired.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman #1

By: Jeff Loveness, Brad Walker
Released: Oct 30, 2019

The Dark Multiverse takes on the highest-selling comic book event of all time-the Death of Superman! In a broken world much like our own, Lois Lane, twisted by rage and grief, becomes the Eradicator and takes revenge on those who let Superman die, and the corrupt world he could never defeat. Now, with the power of a god, she's going to end the batt...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman Annual #4 Oct 30, 2019
5.0

A bearable Tom King Batman comic. It's not good, not terrible, but readable.

I like the art.

The one thing that prevents it from being shit is the fact that it is just a compilation of Batman doing wacky silver age stuff like fighting dragons and aliens, riding horses, and competing in boxing matches for charity.

Very stale, but it accomplishes its function.

Batman Annual #4

By: Tom King, Mike Norton
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Now features art by Jorge Fornes and Mike Norton and a new story:  What's it like to be Batman from day to day? What are the challenges that the Dark Knight Detective faces? From thieves to marauding monsters, writer Tom King takes us across the gamut of experience to show the vast scope of what it takes to fill the Batman's boots...and t...

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5.0

Disappointing and mundane.

Spend your money wisely and buy the Lex Luthor Year of the Villain special instead.

Year of the Villain: Black Adam #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Inaki Miranda
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Spinning out of the events of BATMAN/SUPERMAN, Shazam! (infected by the Batman Who Laughs) invades Black Adam's kingdom! His plan? To turn it into a playground for its new ruler: Billy Batson!

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League Dark #16 Oct 23, 2019
9.0

This series is so fucking good.

I'm guessing that the deus ex of this story arc is going to be the use of the Other-Kind to combat the power of Circe, because there is literally no other way they can beat her. The Injustice League Dark is such a cool concept and I really hope it sticks around even after the ending of this arc.

Justice League Dark #16

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Deep in the basement archives of the Hall of Justice, home to the most dangerous magic the Justice League has ever encountered, there is an artifact so powerful it could rip the world in half. Circe knows it's there, and with the Injustice League Dark at her side, nobody can stop her from obtaining it. The Witching War strikes close to home in its ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman/Superman #3 Oct 23, 2019
8.0

This series is off to a great start but the issues feel so short!

I love that the BWL is getting ready to take down Apex Lex, in what I hope is a dope fucking showdown. I'm still holding out for the Superboy-Prime vs Batman Who Laughs fight, because literally who wouldn't want that.

Batman/Superman #3

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Oct 23, 2019

"Who are the Secret Six?" part three! Is Superman the newest member of the Batman Who Laughs' Secret Six? It certainly looks that way, and Batman may be powerless to stop the Man of Steel and his own demented doppelgänger. The Dark Multiverse's most dangerous Bruce Wayne is loose in our world, and he has our world's greatest superhero at his s...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #34 Oct 16, 2019
7.0

I miss the old Lex.

The solicits kind of spoiled the arc for me so I've kind of just been checking the boxes while reading these past few issues.

I'm really happy the Anti-Monitor is back in his OG Crisis armor (Second Version). I also like how they mentioned that he had the ALE removed from him back in Darkseid War, proving that though Mobius was created by Perpetua (issue 2 more

Justice League #34

By: James Tynion IV, Jim Cheung
Released: Oct 16, 2019

"The Justice Doom War" part five! All Hypertime is breaking! If it blows, all of reality will follow after-which would be just fine for Lex Luthor, who is ready to prove to the evil goddess Perpetua that he's the bad man for her. The Justice League is attempting to do what they can, chasing the Legion of Doom across the time-sphere. If the Totality...

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9.0

Thank you for putting a book out like this DC.

Interesting how the Fuginaut acts as the opening narrator of the issue. I wonder if he'll act as a sort of "crypt-keeper" for these stories.

Very excited for the Infinite Crisis and Blackest Night issues.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1

By: Scott Snyder, Javi Fernandez
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Don't miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event "Batman: Knightfall"! Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams. In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in const...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash Forward #2 Oct 16, 2019
8.0

I love me some Multiverse stories!

Flash Forward #2

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Oct 16, 2019

When the border between the Multiverse and the Dark Multiverse starts to buckle, who do you turn to? The answer: Wally West. Once the Fastest Man Alive, he's now a man with nothing left to live for. Will Tempus Fuginaut's chosen champion rise to the occasion and fight back the demons of the darkness, or will Wally's own demons win the day?

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #81 Oct 16, 2019
1.0

This is a legitimate waste of paper, ink, money, and most importantly, my time.

Fuck Morse code, now you can just punch people to convey a message. - Tom King the Scholar

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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myconius - Oct 17, 2019

hahahahahaha!!!

8.0

I really enjoy the perspective shift to this new team in the last two issues, and the set up for them being the new JL Odyssey is great as well.

Omega Jessica is hella thicc.

The Orion twist was cool, and I hope it'll be explained soon, since he and the rest of the New Gods disappeared following the destruction of the Source Wall.

Justice League: Odyssey #14

By: Dan Abnett, Will Conrad
Released: Oct 9, 2019

An unknown warrior assembles Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and various heroes to form a new JLO as guardians of the Ghost Sector. Vastly outnumbered against Darkseid's savage para-angel strikeforce, they're going to have to fight their way through Darkseid's new multi-planet realm of Apokolips to take control of Sepulkore or die trying. What choice do...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Gotham City Monsters #2 Oct 9, 2019
8.0

Great art and story.

I love the world building that Orlando does in this issue, and I feel it really amplifies the experience.

Melmoth name-dropping the Metaverse blew my mind, and I also loved Frankenstein putting together the team (Even tho Gotham City Monsters is kinda stupid).

Gotham City Monsters #2

By: Steve Orlando, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Melmoth's attack on Gotham City has immediate consequences for the denizens of Monster Town, and the losses suffered by Frankenstein and the other monsters have suddenly made this very, very personal. It's up to Frankie to convince his cohorts that they need to band together against this common threat, lest all of Gotham-nay, the Multiverse!-fall t...

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SONOFBATMANN dropped Detective Comics (2016) from their pull list Oct 2, 2019

Detective Comics (2016)

RISE OF THE BATMEN Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. Its up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain...

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SONOFBATMANN - Oct 5, 2019

Mundane

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #33 Oct 2, 2019
8.0

"...and that's when thing got knocked into twelfth gear!"

Justice League #33

By: Scott Snyder, Bruno Redondo
Released: Oct 2, 2019

"The Justice Doom War" part four! Apex Lex Luthor is in ascendance, and he's taking out the remaining members of the Justice League in the present just as his Legion of Doom is beating down the time-traveling heroes in both the past and the future. Batman, Superman and the rest of our heroes may have just figured out how Kamandi's timeline works wh...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Green Lantern #12 Oct 2, 2019
10

I fucking loved this.

Morrison at his finest, with Sharp's pencils only amplifying the sense of amazement.

The Final Crisis tie-in and the multiversal elements are just the perfect finishing touches to this book.

I hope that they come out with a volume containing all 12 issues instead of the two trades.

Green Lantern #12

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The Green Lanterns will fall! Insidious plans meticulously set in motion since issue #1 have reached their boiling point. As defeat looms for the Corps, Hal Jordan's showdown with his monstrous antimatter counterpart sets the stage for the final pages of this issue-and the moment that will echo throughout the entire DC Universe! How bad is it for H...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed DCeased #5 Oct 2, 2019
7.0

Good, but I wish the plot wasn't so static.

Hero dies -> Hero becomes another hero -> Villain helps out -> More heroes die -> Wholesome/emotional moment -> More heroes die.

What separates this from any other apocalypse/Blackest Night/zombie story? What's the point of all the deaths? What about DeSaad? What about the other New Gods? Has the rest of the universe not reacted to 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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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #80 Oct 2, 2019
2.0

Not good at all.

The only difference between this and the past few issues is that there isn't any good art to help its score.

Side note: The quotes that King pulls are fucking useless and add no value to the dialogue whatsoever. "Oh wow, King is so deep! He quotes Aristotle and Plato!" What a hack.

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

Tom King loves a book of quotes his mom used to read. I guarantee these are quotes from that book. And he studied philosophy, so he feels like a philosophy expert.

RedKSuperman - Oct 9, 2019

Ah so that's what a person can do with a philosophy degree, write bad Batman stories. Now we know and knowing is half the battle. lol

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Shazam! #7 Sep 30, 2019
7.0

Good, but it doesn't feel like a Geoff Johns book.

The story moves at a snail's pace (for me at least), and guess I miss the high-stakes no-stopping action and world building that I was used to in his recent Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Justice League runs.

Yes, I understand that he is obviously occupied with Doomsday Clock and Three Jokers, but I can't help feel like he wrote more

Shazam! #7

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"Shazam and the Seven Magiclands" continues as the shocking new member of the Shazam family is revealed! This mystery person will send shock waves through the entire cast!
RATED T

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Freedom Fighters #9 Sep 28, 2019
4.5

This would be so much more entertaining if it wasn't just so obvious. We get it: Nazis are bad. We also get that freedom is a good thing. I just think this could be so much better if the Nazis- sorry, Ratzis- were actual characters and not just bad guy X and bad guy Y. And same goes for the heroes. They're just as one dimensional. I think a lot of the reviews here are as high as they are because t more

Freedom Fighters #9

By: Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Black Condor survived the most horrific upbringing imaginable in the slave camps of the Detroit industrial complex...and he's back to liberate his home! But will Condor's plan put the bigger mission to topple the Nazi government in jeopardy? Plus, the traitor within the team is revealed, Sam and the other Freedom Fighters launch their attack and th...

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SONOFBATMANN - Sep 30, 2019

^ This

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League Dark #15 Sep 30, 2019
8.0

Alvaro Martinez is officially one of the best artists in the industry.

Justice League Dark #15

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Sep 25, 2019

The Floronic Man, Papa Midnite, Klarion the Witch Boy, Solomon Grundy...Circe has gathered her Injustice League Dark for a reason, and it is going to tear the world of magic apart! Just as Wonder Woman thought the realms of magic were back under control, a new witching war brought on by this unstoppable group of villains threatens to destroy everyt...

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9.0

Fantastic special. Much better than its predecessors (DC Holiday special).

Ranked Stories:
*Rip Hunter story - 8/10
*Batman 666 - 8/10
*Superman One Mil - 10/10
*Flash story - 6/10
*Supergirl story - 8/10
*Aquaman story - 7/10
*Firestorm story - 7/10
*Kamandi story - 6/10
*Catwoman story - 5/10
*Green Arrow story - 9/10

DC's Nuclear Winter Special #1

By: Paul Dini, Cully Hamner
Released: Nov 28, 2018

The holidays are tough enough as it is, but when you're living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or, you know, 2018) the world can seem bleaker than ever. So do yourself a favor this holiday season, break out your best eggnog and enjoy 10 all-new stories featuring the World's Greatest Heroes, including looks at the futures of Batman, Superman and th...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman/Superman #2 Sep 26, 2019
7.0

"The jet was just the delivery method punk... I'M ALWAYS THE WEAPON!" - Batman

Fun issue, but my one problem is that this series doesn't really stand on it's own without the context of its predecessors (Metal, Justice League, TBWL). It just feels like a glorified prelude to "YOTV: Hell Arisen", which is gonna be the real deal.

I would love to see that Batman Who Laughs vs Sup more

Batman/Superman #2

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Sep 25, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs' plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized. Following a showdown with the devious killer's first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations. Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and ...

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10

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

egon244 - Sep 21, 2019

That's why I don't read them.

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