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REYNARD reviewed Wonder Woman #1 Sep 19, 2023

Dense, thought provoking, and controversial.

Even though my own personal politics would most likely be against Tom King's, it's very difficult to weigh real-world issues within a fictional reality with Superman and the Justice League running around the US while Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor try to turn the planet into an ashtray. The whole discussion is futile, in my opinion.

Wonder Woman #1

By: Tom King, Daniel Sampere
Released: Sep 20, 2023

THE AMAZON WARRIOR IS NOW A WANTED OUTLAW! A NEW ERA FOR THE AMAZON WARRIOR BEGINS, FROM THE SUPERSTAR TEAM OF TOM KING AND DANIEL SAMPERE! After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil. To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extrad...

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REYNARD reviewed Danger Street #9 Sep 12, 2023


Danger Street #9

By: Tom King, Jorge Fornes
Released: Sep 13, 2023

A true joust the likes of which has not been seen since medieval times! Both knights, noble in their quest, are ready to do whatever it takes to bring honor to their sigil. Witness Manhunter and Codename: Assassin fight to the death in a match of wits and stamina as the life of the Commodore and the universe hang in the balance!

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REYNARD reviewed The Penguin #1 Aug 29, 2023

Prose is unmatched!

Very fun to see King turn Penguin into this mythological boogeyman of the underworld.

I didn't read Batman: Killing Time, but this might convince me to.

In for the ride!

The Penguin #1

By: Tom King, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Aug 23, 2023

REVENGE IS FOR THE BIRDS. After retiring to Metropolis following his death, Oswald Cobblepot finds himself forced back into the unpredictable and violent Gotham City underworld as a pawn for the United States intelligence community! Gotham's criminal element has been evolving since he was last in the city, with his bastard twin children ruling the ...

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Any comic with Eddy Barrows' art already has a claim on my wallet, but Dan Watter's locomotive of an idea was such a joy to read. To see a Doomsday special led by Supergirl and Martian Manhunter in this day and age of Bat-Crap polluting the entire publishing line gives me so much hope; keep putting out more stuff like this DC!

Action Comics: Doomsday Special

By: Dan Watters, Eddy Barrows
Released: Aug 30, 2023

It is a creature beyond reason-and the only force in the universe strong enough to kill Superman. It’s Doomsday, the living embodiment of death, destruction, and evolution! In the wake of Dark Crisis and Lazarus Planet, King Doomsday now sits on a throne of skulls across a river of blood, holding court over the demons that swarm in the depths of ...

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REYNARD rated Green Lantern #76 Aug 15, 2023

Green Lantern #76

By: Dennis O'Neil, Neal Adams
Released: Apr 1, 1970

An ordinary day of crime fighting turns strange when Green Lantern confronts a slumlord and sees firsthand the mark of poverty in his hometown. But when the Guardians of the Universe forbid him to get involved in social issues, it takes Green Arrow's intervention to change their minds.

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Justice Society of America #5

By: Geoff Johns, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 2, 2023

Huntress’s journey through time comes to a head as the person chasing her through the timeline has finally caught up to her. Is the end of the line for Helena Wayne?

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REYNARD rated Ultimate Invasion #2 Jul 26, 2023

Ultimate Invasion #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

The Maker plans to make sure Earth's Mightiest Heroes never become heroes at all. And then he can reshape the universe into exactly what he wants it to be...
Rated T+

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KittyNone reviewed Immortal X-Men #13 Jul 12, 2023

Empires fall. Parliaments dissolve. Dreams crash into the harsh light of morning. Summer ends. The Quiet Council was always a tower built on sand, and Gillen & Werneck make the inevitable collapse feel like a panic attack. Every move is wrong. Every attempt to do the right thing, to fix the well-intentioned mistakes of the past only makes the doom of the dream more certain. There is no way out. It more

Immortal X-Men #13

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Jul 12, 2023

LISTEN CLOSELY. Time is running out. Fall is here. Doug Ramsey is the voice of Krakoa. It's time for Krakoa to speak.
Rated T+

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REYNARD - Jul 13, 2023

Didn't read this, but I loved your review! Your prose is great! Keep up the good work.

KittyNone - Jul 14, 2023

Aww thanks for saying so!

REYNARD reviewed Black Adam #12 Jun 20, 2023

Absolutely fascinating.

Even with a couple story strands left to the winds, the main pathos Black Adam has been tackling across these twelve issues is brought to an impasse: the Red Sea is pulled apart by mortality's revelation as Theo Adam embarks on a new dawn.

He is no longer a slave to a legacy of ebony lightning that has chained him to the Sinai. He's emerged from a star more

Black Adam #12

By: Christopher Priest, Eddy Barrows
Released: Jun 21, 2023

There is no redemption for Black Adam...or is there? In the series finale, Black Adam faces his ultimate foe...himself. Having saved the All-Father of the Akkadian New Gods, he is granted his truest desire--redemption. But be careful what you wish for...

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Dispatchdcu reviewed S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #6 Jun 14, 2018

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Trying to decipher this issue with one read is like trying to understand how Balki Bartokomous and Larry Appleton from “Perfect Strangers” were related, how it lasted for 8 seasons and (no lie) 150 episodes!!! more

S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, Dustin Weaver
Released: Jun 13, 2018

•  Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver's unfinished epic of 2010-2011 finally gets its conclusion!
•  The Brotherhood of the Shield is made of the likes of Da Vinci, Stark, Tesla and Richards, but they're in trouble.
•  Si...

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REYNARD reviewed DC Pride: 2023 #1 May 30, 2023

At the end of the day, I express great pride in saying that I spent $10 on this book solely for the Grant Morrison story. And you know what, it was totally worth it.

And it said to be continued at the end! Please Moz! Multiversity Too!

Also, that Rachel Pollack tribute was beautiful. I wish DC would do that for more creators when they pass instead of just one page ad. Having more

DC Pride: 2023 #1

By: Grant Morrison, Hayden Sherman
Released: May 31, 2023

DC Pride is back again with a brave and bold and all-new collection of stories starring DC's fan-favorite stable of LGBTQIA+ characters--many of whom will find themselves in thrilling team-ups the likes of which you've never seen before! Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy go to extreme measures to get a little alone time...but there's nowhere on the plane...

REYNARD dropped Stargirl: The Lost Children from their pull list May 23, 2023

Stargirl: The Lost Children

An epic teenage DC hero event brought to you by Teen Titans writer Geoff Johns and iconic Young Justice illustrator Todd Nauck! When Stargirl of the Justice Society and Green Arrow's ally Red Arrow discover a tragic teenage hero from the past has gone missing, they set out to find him...only to discover he's not the first teenage hero of the Golden...

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REYNARD reviewed Justice Society of America #4 May 23, 2023

Scattered Thoughts:
-So Degaton made a deal with Mordru?

-Degaton's ritual is an attempt to replace the JSA with his own team.

-There is an older Degaton stuck in 1947? And they made a deal with Salem the Witch Girl against Doctor Fate?

-Beth and Yolanda have Eclipso's influence inside of them, and they're taking Lazarus Pills?

-Helena goes to Gotha more

Justice Society of America #4

By: Geoff Johns, Mikel Janin
Released: May 24, 2023

Helena's journey through time continues! Each new time period gives her one more piece of the puzzle, but is Degaton too far ahead in his quest to eradicate the JSA to be stopped? Is this truly the end of the Justice Society?

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REYNARD reviewed Unstoppable Doom Patrol #3 May 23, 2023

This has really grown on me.

When he's not paired with Williamson, Culver ends up doing some really nice things.

But the real superstar is Burnham! Love the DP, but the minute CB isn't on art, I'm dropping it.

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #3

By: Dennis Culver, Chris Burnham
Released: May 24, 2023

The Green Lanterns are in hot pursuit of the World's Strangest Superheroes! When a brand-new metahuman unwittingly becomes a galactic fugitive, Robotman and Negative Man embark on a cross-country road trip to save him! Cliff Steele may be the best driver in the DCU, but can he outrun its best GLs, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner?! Find out in the story...

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Tom King/Gerads story was amazing, the Cantwell/Rodriguez story was amazing, the Mora one was good, but I could care less for Ed Brisson's work. Jeff Spokes art was very good, but wasted on a mundane script.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1

By: Tom King, Dan Mora
Released: May 17, 2023

Written by Tom King, Ed Brisson, Christopher Cantwell, and Dan Mora Art by Mitch Gerads, Jeff Spokes, Javier Rodriguez, and Dan Mora Coming off the spectacular success of Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler, the Eisner Award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite for a horrifying four-part retelling of the first bloody clash between The Jo...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - May 18, 2023 (edited)

Tom King loves killing kids! Also, the King story isn't 100% original

REYNARD reviewed Black Adam #11 May 16, 2023

Have Black Adam and Theo split into two individuals?

So Ishtar fucks with Black Adam, causing a rift between him, Malik, and Jasmin.

Nergal manipulates the Sanheoli to send an airstrike against Black Adam. Adam battles the air-force and Nergal, who turns to dust that is inhaled by Adam, but then expelled via the Living Lightning.

In DC, Malik and Shep are attacked more

Black Adam #11

By: Christopher Priest, Eddy Barrows
Released: May 17, 2023

EVERYBODY HATES THEO. Black Adam's actions turn everyone against him, including his own people and even Bolt, as the entire Middle East is brought to the brink of war and the Akkadian New Gods usher in a new kingdom on Earth...whether we like it or not.

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REYNARD reviewed Flash #798 May 2, 2023

Hourman is back! I wonder how this connects to his appearances in Johns' Stargirl: Lost Children mini? I loved the explanation for his return and the reference to him taking the place of Rick Tyler and fighting Extant during Zero Hour back in JSA #66.

Fernando Pasarin is one of the best in the business right now,and Will Robson did a great job too!

The team Jeremy Adams has a more

Flash #798

By: Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin
Released: May 3, 2023

Tragedy befalls the West family, which uncovers a mystery that will take our favorite red-headed hero beyond time and space! Mister Terrific joins Wally along with a few surprise guests to help him on a mission to save the Flash Family!

REYNARD reviewed Unstoppable Doom Patrol #2 Apr 26, 2023

Here for the art!

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #2

By: Dennis Culver, Chris Burnham
Released: Apr 26, 2023

Explore the World's Strangest Superheroes' new headquarters, the Shelter, as they welcome their brand-new member, the Worm! Catch up with Niles Caulder, Mento, Flex Mentallo, and more as we learn terrible secrets that could bring the new team to their knees before they even have a chance to get started. There's a traitor in their midst and it's not...

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REYNARD reviewed Black Adam #10 Apr 18, 2023

-Random thought from last issue: if the circle of crows are servants of the nth world, and the nth world is Thanagar, does that mean that they are Thanagarians or evil hath-set bad guys? Could this lead to a unified Egyptian DC lore that folds in Doctor Fate/Nabu, Khufu/Hawkman, and Teth Adam!?!?

-Final confirmation? Teth-Adam created the Akkad by breathing in the space dust!

Black Adam #10

By: Christopher Priest, Jose Luis
Released: Apr 19, 2023

THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR BLACK ADAM. Or is there? As a war rages within the supreme ruler of Kahdaq, Black Adam is given a chance to head toward the light for good...but does he have what it takes to seize it? Plus: Ibac's here and ready to brawl!

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REYNARD posted on Amazing Psycamorean's profile Apr 11, 2023

Nice collection on libib. Definitely inspired to put together my own!

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Amazing Psycamorean - Apr 11, 2023

Thanks! And you should, it's fun!

REYNARD reviewed Danger Street #5 Apr 11, 2023

The Commodore sells his boys out! Interesting that Codename: Assassin can generate force-fields around an individual even if he's not present. I now realize that the Manhunter Grandmaster didn't commit suicide, but it was CA's telekinetic powers manifesting as kind of a purple mist.

Interesting TLDR on the Manhunters, and the connection to the whole "Sky is Falling" stuff might yield mo more

Danger Street #5

By: Tom King, Jorge Fornes
Released: Apr 12, 2023

What does a small-town murder have to do with the mysteries of the Multiverse? Lady Cop is on the case, but time is running out! Gods from beyond the stars are battling over the boy who could save all their lives, the Manhunter is stalking his prey, and, meanwhile, the Dingbats are tired of waiting for answers...and they're about to take revenge in...

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REYNARD reviewed Superman: Lost #2 Apr 11, 2023

So Batman believes the senator to be clean, though they did go fishing with the opposition.

What is the lasso of truth motif that's repeated in multiple scenes?

Furtum Contrectatio = Prevention of theft in Latin

He meets some scavenger aliens, and then ventures to a post-apocalyptic possible-future alter-earth with a non-interventionist Superman called The Victor. more

Superman: Lost #2

By: Christopher Priest, Carlo Pagulayan
Released: Apr 12, 2023

As Superman struggles to re-enter his life on Earth, we begin the story of his epic 20-year journey home with an encounter with spacefaring scavengers who transport the Man of Steel to an unnamed earthlike planet whose properties redefine the limits of his powers, while the world's ecological and political turmoil beckons for his help.

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REYNARD reviewed Flash #796 Apr 5, 2023

Would have loved if all of it was drawn by Fernando Pasarin!

Flash #796

By: Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Apr 5, 2023

It's the final moments of the One-Minute War! Cornered by the evil Admiral Vel, the Flash family is on the edge of defeat, but some surprising allies give the speedsters one last chance to change the outcome of the war once and for all!

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REYNARD reviewed Gotham City: Year One #6 Apr 2, 2023

Great read!

Would be crazy if Thomas Wayne was the secret love-child of Constance and Slam (since she might have gotten preggers from their tryst back in #4).

This book made me love Phil Hester's art! I'm not sure if it was the colorist or just how suited he is for this kind of narrative, but his work here looks night and day compared to other stuff I've seen him do.

Gotham City: Year One #6

By: Tom King, Phil Hester
Released: Mar 29, 2023

The brutal, bloody conclusion to the year’s most acclaimed title is here. Slam Bradley has never feared walking the hard path alone, but even his courage will be tested by the shocking turn of events that will take Gotham City down a dark, violent path.

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REYNARD reviewed Black Adam #9 Mar 21, 2023

Eddy Barrows' art is top tier! And that prose page with Priest's thesis on Black Adam was PEAK.

Here are some annotations I compiled:

-We finally meet the "wife" of Shakur Nassar and get the rest of Teth-Adam's revamped backstory.

-Nassar's wife is Oni Grace, a character I'm not sure has been pre-established before this issue. She seems to be a temptress and a mani more

Black Adam #9

By: Christopher Priest, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 22, 2023

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF ADAM: EAST OF EGYPT BOOK 2 In the 24th century B.C., having proclaimed himself pharaoh, the mighty Adam finds himself surrounded by enemies while discovering that holding the throne is a lot harder than seizing it. Meanwhile, in the present, those same enemies from the Old Kingdom now threaten modern-day Kahndaq as, amid civil ...

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REYNARD reviewed Danger Street #4 Mar 19, 2023

The pacing of this book is a whole other animal. King uses the inherent mundanity found in "calm before the storm" type sequences to lower your defenses and prevent narrative predictability, just to hit you with a page turning reveal moving at 100 miles an hour!

Though the prose is dominated by seemingly useless anecdotal clutter, the actual STORY and PLOT are wonderfully executed thank more

Danger Street #4

By: Tom King, Jorge Fornes
Released: Mar 15, 2023

The hunt for the murderers continues as Lady Cop prepares herself to take down some superhero suspects. But as the case develops, a true killer, Manhunter, emerges as a faithful servant to the Green Team and their quest for power. Only the Creeper seems to be on to these “innocent” kids and starts to uncover a conspiracy. It all begins with a s...

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Flash: One-Minute War - Special #1

By: Jeremy Adams, Serg Acuna
Released: Feb 1, 2023

A lot can happen in 60 the Flash event One-Minute War rages on, writer Jeremy Adams gives you further insights into the alien speedster race that has invaded Central City, and how the Flash Family fights back!

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest #12

By: Mark Waid, Emanuela Lupacchino
Released: Feb 22, 2023

The secret behind the Supergirl-Robin feud, revealed! On a day not too long ago, a meeting between the Boy Wonder and the Girl of Steel began sweetly, became awkward, and ended so catastrophically, horrifically, jaw-droppingly, car-crashingly disastrously that, among the Superman and Batman families, it is now enshrined as the world’s finest exam...

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REYNARD reviewed Black Adam #8 Feb 26, 2023

The best book DC is putting out!

Memories of Mighty Adam unfold, the mystery of mystery unravels as we gain a glimpse into the hubris and hypocrisy of Mamaragan's Dark Champion!

Akkad arrives to enact their agenda! Nergal's nefarious schemes brew while he enjoys endless thin mints!

What has risen amongst the people of Kahndaq? Seeds sown bear names of their own: Re more

Black Adam #8

By: Christopher Priest, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 22, 2023

RISE! A new chapter begins in the 24th century B.C. with Teth-Adam-Egypt’s original, cheerful, and noble champion of Shazam-facing his greatest challenge in the person of his former enslaver, now sorcerously enhanced to become Ibac the Invincible! Mighty Adam’s heroic defense of Egypt is compromised by the dark secret he harbors. Meanwhile, in ...

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REYNARD reviewed Danger Street #3 Feb 15, 2023


Danger Street #3

By: Tom King, Jorge Fornes
Released: Feb 15, 2023

The repercussions of Atlas the Great’s death play out worlds away as two old enemies become allies in the fight to save the Multiverse. Meanwhile, Lady Cop continues her search for Good Looks’ killer, the disgraced hero Starman. Little does she know, the fugitive is on his way to the City of Angels to make a deal with the devil. Will his sacrif...

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