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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #768 Apr 11, 2021
5.0

Brandon Petersen's art is the death of this book.

Flash #768

By: Jeremy Adams, Darko Lafuente
Released: Mar 31, 2021

The retirement of Wally West begins! After the events spanning from DC Universe: Rebirth to Heroes in Crisis to Dark Nights: Death Metal, the former Kid Flash decides to call it quits. But the current Flash needs his former partner now more than ever. As fallout from Infinite Frontier hits the Flash, Barry Allen and Wally West must confront the pas...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman/Superman #16 Apr 11, 2021
10

Prime example of what a monthly comic should be.

Batman/Superman #16

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 24, 2021

In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Death Metal, catch a glimpse of brave new worlds within the DC Universe...but what are these strange planets? As we delve into the parallel lives of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, we’ll meet new villains, new heroes, alternate realities, and a transdimensional collision that you will need to see to believe!...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #2 Apr 6, 2021
9.0

Very well written coming from a fairly "green" writer in the industry. I can put money on Ram V becoming an all star in the next couple years.

Perkins art is just... *Chef's Kiss* ...perfect.

Swamp Thing #2

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Apr 7, 2021

The trials of Levi Kamei, the new avatar of the Green, grow darker as the Pale Wanderer’s bloody spree leaves a trail of death across the Sonoran Desert. While his “lessons” begin to show Levi the true nature of what he is becoming, it is Jennifer Reece who’ll show Levi that he must contend with his past and his trauma in order to stop the ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #2 Apr 6, 2021
8.0

Dumb fun but too short. The art is brutally wonderful as well.

Annoying that Superboy is getting slapped around, but Peacemaker's shade is immaculate.

Suicide Squad #2

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Apr 7, 2021

With the power of Superboy now under her control, Task Force X mastermind Amanda Waller sends the hero into Arkham Asylum to rescue Peacemaker and bring Talon-the famed Court of Owls assassin-back to join the new Suicide Squad. With lives hanging in the balance, the teen clone must decide if he’s going to assist Waller, even if it means getting h...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #59 Mar 16, 2021
6.0

Bendis cringe as usual = 4/10

Ram V and Xermanico start strong but the backup compression sucks = 8/10

Justice League #59

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Xermanico
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with artist David Marquez (Miles Morales, Iron Man, Batman/Superman) for a new, star-studded Justice League featuring Superman, Batman, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Hippolyta, new DC powerhouse Naomi, and...is that Black Adam?! Superman is leading the charge to reinvent the Justice League-and at the same time, ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
6.0

Holy cringe. I swear to god redditors worship Tom Taylor.

Art was great and the Alfred letter was wholesome.

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed The Joker #1 Mar 10, 2021
8.0

Very well written, with March's pencils elevating the book immensely.

The whole Cressida plot to kill the Joker is obviously manufactured; probably another sick ploy to torture Gordon once more. Interesting enough, it appears that joker had nothing to do with the A-Day attack, possibly put into motion by either the Magistrate (Simon Saint) or Scarecrow or a third party.

I don more

The Joker #1

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement-and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces ...

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10

I can't believe it's over.

Till we meet again King Moz!

Green Lantern: Season Two #12

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Mar 10, 2021

It’s Hal Jordan vs. Hector Hammond, and our Emerald Knight will need to summon all of his willpower to face down the psionic madman. Check out Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s grand finale more than two years in the making! This tale touches on every plot thread from the entire run, and it’s fully charged with fantasy, sci-fi, and Green Lanter...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #1 Mar 2, 2021
9.0

Great start to a new take on the Guardian of the Green. Perkins' art is fantastic as always, just as is Ram V's writing. I'm also happy they launched this as a miniseries, allowing for Ram V to express his unadulterated take on the character.

Swamp Thing #1

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the...

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #1 Mar 2, 2021
8.0

I had a lot of fun with this issue and I'm glad we're returning to a more traditional Suicide Squad as opposed to the Taylor OC cringefest that was the last series.

Suicide Squad #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Things have changed for Task Force X. As Peacemaker takes over as field leader, there will be no more avenging or defending for the government’s top-secret task force of killers, thieves, and criminals. Amanda Waller-now back in control of the Squad-sends a new Squad into Arkham Asylum to “recruit” the deadly Court of Owls assassin Talon whil...

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
6.0

I vomited after seeing the last page.

I'm excited for John's Stargirl, Ram V Swamp Thing, Suicide Squad, and Williamson Robin. I might check out PKJ Superman and the new Wally Flash series (but Brandon Petersen's art is absolutely horrendous).

Regardless, I new the Quintessence was going to get offed because of the leaks that came out a while ago and it really blows that high more

Infinite Frontier #0

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 3, 2021

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.
In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never exp...

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Nightmare of Solomon - Mar 3, 2021

Maybe they should have hired someone from Brasil to write about a Brasilian character -- instead Joelle admits she'll write Yara as if she grew up in Idaho, trying to discover her Brasilian identity, because Joelle herself is from Idaho.

Weird Science Jim - Mar 4, 2021

She created the character, though, so we are stuck with her

7.0

Super compressed but more enjoyable than most of the shit pumped out of Future State. I would have loved to read a 3 issue mini with these characters and the glimmers of rich history PKJ has infused into this single issue. I hope to get more of this in his run.

Future State: Superman: House of El #1

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Scott Godlewski
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Centuries into the future, the bloodline of Kal-El, the hero we know as Clark Kent, continues. Meet a new generation of Kryptonian heroes as they stand against one of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced: a diabolical foe called the Red King. Get ready for the unexpected debuts of the twins known as Rowan and Ronan Kent, descendants of Jonatha...

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SONOFBATMANN commented on this:
4.5

No matter how great you may be as a writer, you will have some undeniable strengths as well as some notable weaknesses. The best thing you can do about them is try to understand them and avoid exposing them. And I feel like Ram V just found his weaker side in form of Future State's Justice League. Hardly the first writer who found difficulties writing such a huge and important ensemble book (remem more

Future State: Justice League #2

By: Ram V, Robson Rocha
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Exiled to a distant planet, the Justice League suspects an impostor in their midst, but not even the next Batman or Green Lantern can find the clues they’re looking for. Meanwhile on Earth, the terrifying return of a classic Justice League villain may spell doom for the planet! Doppelgängers abound, paranoia runs rampant, and only the Justice Le...

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SONOFBATMANN - Feb 9, 2021

Remember that Williamson wrote the first JL story and Ram V wrote the JLDark backup

Nihilist - Feb 9, 2021

Of course, and Ram V's JL: Dark was pretty good. He had more time to tell a story there, though, and characters that didn't need to established entirely. Ultimately I think this short doesn't fit his usual style and writing strengths. Possibly a mismatch, possibly a failed idea to begin with due to its length. Probably both.

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1.0

Green Lantern: Season Two #11

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known-and a coalition o...

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fenixalasnegras - Feb 10, 2021

again thank you very much for your sincere and mature answer. Maybe if you can comment on this in private I would love to know the answers to my questions. A hug.

Ulf - Feb 10, 2021

agreed SonofBatman - if you're gonna do a rating, you should have a rationale for the number. Not just tank it for laughs.

10

Absolutely phenomenal.

Morrison's mike drop is one for the ages as the Emerald Knight takes on unimaginable odds; nothing new of course.

I love how, just like the Gentry and Empty Hand from Multiversity, the final enemy could be considered analogues for corporatism and manufactured story control while the new guardians are placeholders for his own disillusionment with DC's ne more

Green Lantern: Season Two #11

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known-and a coalition o...

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9.0

Fuck yes!

Give Ram V a separate JLD book so I don't have to buy shitty Bendis-League DC!

Future State: Swamp Thing #2

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Feb 3, 2021

Humanity strikes back! The shadow of Swamp Thing Supreme stretches across the globe as it has for centuries. The world is at peace, until a rebellious faction of humanity ignites their terrible plan, fueled by Woodrue Wilson’s appetite for power. But Swamp Thing, too, harbors a secret-one he must reveal in order to restore peace to the planet onc...

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5.0

Extremely well-written and well drawn, but Ridley writes everyone so out of character just for the sake of the plot that it hurts the work immensely.

The Other History of the DC Universe #2

By: John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Before the New Teen Titans, there were the original Teen Titans. In the tumultuous 1970s, in an America that was very different than today but in many ways all too familiar, the trials and tribulations of these young heroes were witnessed by two of DC’s first Black superheroes: Karen Beecher-Duncan, better known as Bumblebee, and Mal Duncan-even ...

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7.0

I actually had a lot of fun with this issue. Not a lot happened, but I really enjoyed the concept of Waller going to Earth 3 with an ad-hoc Suicide Squad made of Justice League analogues taking out the Crime Syndicate and "saving the world".

As for the Black Adam story; I think its incredibly stupid to have Superman One Million job/act as a metric to prop up the villain. They did that i more

Future State: Suicide Squad #1

By: Jeremy Adams, Javier Fernandez
Released: Jan 27, 2021

The Suicide Squad enters the Future State era as Amanda Waller uses Task Force X to save the world and remake it in her image-but what happens when the team shows up to stop her?
And in the second story in this extra-sized issue, Black Adam, the immortal one-time champion of the wizard Shazam, rules the planet Kahndaq in the 853rd century. ...

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5.0

Fun little story with some great art and some hopeful yet unrealistic themes.

I think its offensive that THE Lex Luthor, one of the smartest people in the universe, who has the potential to bring Earth into endless prosperity but is held back by his obsessive hatred of Superman, would resort to creating drones to strip other planets of resources to elevate his own in a not so subtle par more

Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #1

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Welcome to Lexor, home of the greatest businessman in the Multiverse: Lex Luthor! After years of prosperity, Lex’s utopia is at last ready to join the ranks of the United Planets and promote peace among worlds. However, Lex has never done anything unless he had something to gain from it. What could he be up to this time? Sounds like a job for Sup...

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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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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