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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Detective Comics #1027 Sep 16, 2020
8.0

"Blowback" by Tomasi and Walker = 6/10
-Rogues gallery clip show. Walker's art is great though.

"The Master Class" by Bendis and Marquez = 8/10
-Nothing better than the family in action. Bendis juggles the cast really well and Marquez fits the script extremely well.

"Many Happy Returns" by Fraction and Zdarsky = 9/10
-The fact that "Where's my birthday present! more

Detective Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 16, 2020

Light the Bat-Signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is here! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, this special, book-size celebration brings you the biggest names in comics as they chronicle the most epic Batman adventures Gotham City and the DC Universe have ever seen! The World’s Greatest Detective has a mountain of...

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3.0

This book is a lie.

I was expecting to read about the trinity vs the three crisis baddies, but they only show up in the last half of the book as the ending tease for the next issue of the main series. Should have skipped this expo dump filler and just bought Death Metal #4 by itself.

What a waste of my money.

Dark Nights: Death Metal: Trinity Crisis #1

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Sep 9, 2020

With Superman freed from his New Apokolips prison, the classic Trinity lineup is reunited and ready to rock! Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman amp up their power to launch an assault on Castle Bat, and that’s just the warm-up act! Three walking nightmares are hidden deep inside the fortress-but these Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor,...

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9.0

Wow.

Morrison's departure following the conclusion of this series will leave an immense void, a hole in things if you will, that will never be repleted in this generation.

Green Lantern: Season Two #7

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Sep 9, 2020

This issue catches you up on everything you need to know and tees up Green Lantern Hal Jordan's ultimate battle ahead!
In the lethal aftermath of the war with the Anti-Matter Lanterns, Hal finds himself in a bizarre afterlife facing the judgment of the Young Guardians. Nothing will ever be the same again as the truth about the coming Ultraw...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #52 Sep 1, 2020
9.0

"You swore and oath to your father. Now swear one to me."

This is a true hidden gem, and one that I am very happy to have picked up today. Loveness really gets the characters in a fantastic and beautiful way. Both the Bruce/Martha and Bruce/Clark scenes were fucking gold. Hope Loveness gets more work soon.

Justice League #52

By: Jeff Loveness, Robson Rocha
Released: Sep 2, 2020

“The Garden of Mercy” part two of two! For the first time, the Justice League explores the planet of the Black Mercy’s origin. One flower is enough to incapacitate even the strongest hero, but with an entire planet full of them, the Justice League must steel their minds or else succumb to the withering effects of the great tree at the core. W...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 27, 2020
8.0

Overhyped as hell, but its only the first issue so that complaint isn't really valid.

This book is great overall but I have to nitpick:

1. Nonexistent panel economy

Johns seems to be using a cinematic style of page by panel storytelling with the 9 panel grid and don't get me wrong, it looks great, but for a book this long awaited it seems like its just burning mone more

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Hawkman #26 Aug 11, 2020
9.0

The "villain is defeated by absorbing too much" trope is overused as hell but WHO CARES because we get a happy ending and the JSA too! It's so refreshing to read a book that doesn't have grand multiversal/world ending stakes, or in this case one that does but doesn't overblow it and keeps it character focused. Excited to see Carter and Shiera back in the 1940's alongside our dear Society.

Hawkman #26

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Aug 12, 2020

There’s no stopping the Lord Beyond the Void when he needs to feed, and he’s set his sights on a new buffet: our universe! It’ll take more than a fight for our heroes to bring their enemy to his knees…it’ll take their very lives! That’s right-in this issue, Hawkman and Hawkwoman will die!

9.0

Can't deny that with Morrison, love him or hate him, you will always find something to enjoy in one of his books.

We see the Weaponeer's true force in this issue and it's both terrifying and awesome. We get a scene where a squad of Lanterns are cut down by one sharpshooter (John Stewart analogue possibly?) and its just fucking brutal. Lantern Ryk is by far the best addition to this seas more

Green Lantern: Season Two #6

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Aug 12, 2020

The Anti-Matter Lantern Corps has invaded our universe! And as we saw in The Green Lantern Season One, just one Anti-Matter Lantern tore through several Green Lanterns-so imagine what a horde of them will do! It’s an all-out “Assault on Sector General”-but how will the Corps survive?

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Detective Comics #1025 Aug 11, 2020
8.0

Great issue. Glad to see Batwoman back in the fold. I love the dynamic of respect between her and Bruce, as both are competent military strategists, with the book showing them working in a beautiful harmonic synchrony of vigilante brutality. Bullock as Commissioner is fantastic as well, and I do hope to see more of the gravity of the main storyline's impact in this companion title.

Detective Comics #1025

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Aug 12, 2020

“The Joker War” explodes with an assault on Wayne Enterprises! The Joker has taken control of Waynetech R&D-and with it, all the weapons hidden in its sublevels-plus Lucius Fox as a hostage! The Joker and his clown-masked henchmen are now using Wayne Enterprises as an armory, using sophisticated 3-D printers to produce weapons to rule Gotham Ci...

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5.0

Look, i get that the point of this event is to be crazy camp for the sake of it, but a lot of the writing and concepts are just so fucking bad. The whole New Apokolips scene triggered me immensely because Scott Snyder clearly didn't understand Final Crisis and blatantly messed up one of the climaxes of the book (Batman vs Darkseid). The Anti-Life Great Death Drive was stupid as hell, Darkfather is more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 12, 2020

All aboard! When the Justice League launches its assault on New Apokolips, the team’s goal is to free Superman from his solar prison. But it’s all going off the rails when they learn that the Man of Steel is gone for good thanks to the Anti-Life Equation. Plus, the deep secret of the Darkest Knight is revealed-but how much darker could the Batm...

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Danny - Aug 11, 2020

*dialogue

myconius - Aug 15, 2020

i'm glad someone else picked up on Snyder's flub in his Final Crisis reference.

6.0

This cover is kind of a scam because we don't get any stories with Bat-Mage or Doctor Arkham but who cares because they are just as contrived and ridiculous as the other analogues in this book anyways.

-"I Am Here" (Darkest Knight) = 7
The art is great but the story is just a recap with an unnecessary origin that doesn't even make sense for Bathattan. Snyder then makes his Final Th more

Dark Nights: Death Metal: Legends of the Dark Knights #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Tony Salvador Daniel
Released: Aug 5, 2020

The DC Universe has become engulfed by the Dark Multiverse, where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, all ruled by the Batman Who Laughs. In this collection of short tales, learn the terrifying secrets of these new Bats out of hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is just the w...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Strange Adventures #4 Aug 4, 2020
6.0

Boo-hoo, Tom King is sad about the Iraq War. Cry me a river and go do some creator owned shit instead of ruining another beloved silver age character and his mythos.

Strange Adventures #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to planet Rann, Mr. Terrific! Earth’s champion of fair play has traveled halfway across the galaxy to investigate firsthand the crimes Adam Strange stands accused of. He’s not going to find many friendly witnesses, though, as the people of Rann consider Adam Strange their true champion. Yet for all the resistance Mister Terrific faces o...

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Father_Gascoigne - Aug 5, 2020

shit, someone needs a new diaper.

Svarietyy - Aug 5, 2020

Heres a word of advice,maybe when your criticizing a book you should actually talk about the book itself.

SONOFBATMANN reviewed DCeased: Dead Planet #2 Aug 4, 2020
5.0

Genocidal wholesome bait continues!

The plastic man twist is reminiscent of the Flashpoint: Legion of Doom mini where Heatwave and Plastic Man broke out of prison and fought Cyborg. Plastic Man snuck into the prison by hiding inside Cluemaster's body and then emerging through his orifices...yikes.

Damian and Cass is cringe while Royfans are once again met with a pointless sce more

DCeased: Dead Planet #2

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Aug 5, 2020

The sequel to the bestselling miniseries continues! The Justice League is trapped on Earth, and they’ve discovered that life still survives on this dead planet! Survival is precarious, though-and with billions of infected still roaming the surface, death lies around every corner. But it isn’t just the anti-living our heroes have to worry about,...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #96 Aug 4, 2020
7.0

Ice-Pop and Sno-Cone, jesus fucking christ...

This issue Tynion succumbs to his greatest weakness, THE EXPOSITION DUMP!

Short issue; only 19 pages, blame it on double shipping. Jimenez is great as always. Don't care for the blue suit, don't care for Clownhunter, but I'm kind of surprised that Harley successfully pulled a reverse uno on Punchline's muting a few issues back.

Batman #96

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 5, 2020

Reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the run through Gotham City, pursued by the dark shadows and voices that haunt his past and present! As The Joker’s plan materializes, the only person who can save Batman from the brink of true madness...is Harley Quinn?! Plus, who is the mysterious new figure known as Cl...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #7 Jul 29, 2020
5.0

TED KORD NOOOOO! LOOK HOW THEY MASSACRED MY BOY!

Liveshot, are you fucking kidding me? I really don't give a shit about Deadshot's daughter. Taylor and his wholesome bait is so overplayed at this point, I feel like I'm watching a goddamn Disney movie.

I want to read Suicide Squad for the villains, not these bushworld outback rejects.

Suicide Squad #7

By: Tom Taylor, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jul 29, 2020

Annnnd he’s out! With a pardon in his pocket, Deadshot walks away from the Suicide Squad in hopes of reuniting with his daughter, Zoe, and making things right at last. But you can’t outrun your past when it’s still looking to kill you, and their family reunion quickly takes a turn for the deadly. To whom can Deadshot turn when he’s left beh...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed DC Cybernetic Summer #1 Jul 29, 2020
7.0

Batman vs Brother Eye = 6

Platinum & Wonder Woman = 5

Red Tornado Family = 8

Blue & Gold = 9

Multiverse Flash Race = 7

Superboy Robot = 9

Midnighter & Apollo = 6

Harley Quinn = 4

Robotman & Mike = 10

Superman & Cyborg vs Henshaw = 10

DC Cybernetic Summer #1

By: Stephanie Nicole Phillips, Leila Del Duca
Released: Jul 29, 2020

Rub some sunscreen on your circuits, because DC’s favorite cyborgs are hitting the beach in DC Cybernetic Summer on July 28! In this sizzling summertime anthology special, Harley Quinn and Sy Borgman conquer a truly titanic water slide, Cyborg, Superman, and Cyborg Superman find it difficult to have a conversation, much less a fight, and Batman t...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Shazam! #13 Jul 21, 2020
8.0

PRIME TIME IS COMING!!!

Shazam! #13

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Jul 22, 2020

He’s baaaaaaack!
The greatest kid superhero ever faces the worst teen supervillain as Billy Batson and the Shazam family confront Superboy Prime. Superboy Prime has the powers of Superman and none of his heroic morality-can even Shazam stop the most powerful threat he and his family have ever encountered?

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Detective Comics #1024 Jul 21, 2020
7.0

Lincoln March jobbing hard as usual.

Matches Malone needs to be used more.

Detective Comics #1024

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Jul 22, 2020

The story of Two-Face reaches its end, and Harvey Dent will at last find peace after decades of schism. But will that peace be in death, or in the chance at a new life? All along, The Joker has been the puppet master behind the torment of Two-Face, and he knows how to make an entrance! Don’t miss the final battle between Batman, Two-Face, and Lin...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batgirl #47 Jul 21, 2020
3.0

This is what happens when you force a series to tie in to an event that they have no knowledge of and were not included in the creative process.

Batgirl #47

By: Cecil Castellucci, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Jul 22, 2020

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
The Joker.
The Joker who?
The Joker who’s here to have a nice chat with Barbara Gordon!
Don’t miss this devastating tie-in to “Joker War”! 

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #95 Jul 21, 2020
8.0

Great stuff by Tynion and Jimenez. If they wanted to do a blue bat-suit just go back to the 70's silver age suit.

The Monarch purchase plot point was already used by Morrison back in Leviathan when Talia blew it up with the Incorporated team inside. Hope Tynion does something cool with this Zorro aspect.

Also just RIP Alfred.

Batman #95

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 22, 2020

It was always going to come to this. The Clown Prince of Crime and the Dark Knight Detective go head-to-head for the last time. The Joker has never wanted to win before, he’s never wanted his battle with Batman to end, but now his motivation has shifted. He has decided that one way or another, this will be the final chapter to their story. “Jok...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Strange Adventures #3 Jul 15, 2020
7.0

Alanna is obviously the murderer. King is still teasing us as to what crimes Adam may have committed as well as what Terrific's judgement was (we only saw the aftermath). King however does it very sloppily; the dialogue is a drag, but better than his Mister Miracle husband/wife banter.

I thought Batman's dialogue was serviceable but the story itself is moving at a snails pace.

Strange Adventures #3

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Can Adam Strange handle the truth? After the cosmic adventurer was accused of murder and had his whole record as a soldier questioned, he turned to Batman for help clearing his name. But someone else was needed to ensure that the investigation would be truly impartial. Enter Mr. Terrific, the man for whom “Fair Play” is a credo to live by. 

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5.0

This was boring to say the least.

Nothing besides a bunch of expo dump and empty conversation. Batman changes his mind between panels, and Wildcat looks like an emaciated furry.

Batman Who Lmao's somehow finds a way to become even more contrived and OP, rebirthed as "El Caballero mas Oscuro". Robin King also sucks. I also don't understand how Wally got beat by Lmao's while ha more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Get ready to scream! Wonder Woman roars across the horrifying Dark Multiverse landscape in the world’s most demented monster truck, with Swamp Thing riding shotgun! The two arrive at the ghoulish cemetery base of Batman and his army of zombies, but can the former friends stand each other long enough to form a plan and take back the planet? Plus, ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed DCeased: Dead Planet #1 Jul 7, 2020
5.0

Cute/wholesome bait moments and retarded characters. Typical Tom Taylor comic.

DCeased: Dead Planet #1

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Jul 8, 2020

After a corrupted Anti-Life Equation turned billions into monsters-including Earth’s Greatest Heroes-our planet was as good as dead.
Years later, a distress call brings Damian Wayne, Jon Kent, and Cassie Sandsmark-the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman of Earth 2-back to a dead planet...but what will this new Justice League find waiting fo...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Detective Comics #1023 Jul 7, 2020
8.0

I really like how Tomasi writes the Joker.

I hate the Court of Owls so the Talon crap is always a drag, but Batman and Dent never fail to deliver great interactions that liven the book.

Now for Joker War!

Detective Comics #1023

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker
Released: Jul 8, 2020

Just when you thought it was safe to crack a smile, The Joker is back to crash the party! Hot on the heels of “Joker War,” the Clown Prince of Crime is revealed as the mastermind behind Two-Face’s turmoil-but to what end? Batman will need all the allies he can get, and what better ally than Harvey Dent? Can the Dark Knight cure his friend onc...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #94 Jul 7, 2020
7.0

Penguin said it best in this issue, "It's going to be a long, bloody summer."

Pretty much your by the book calm before the storm issue. Stage is set, pieces are in play, now just to sit back and watch the show!

Batman #94

By: James Tynion IV, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 8, 2020

The Designer’s machinations have left Batman’s life in tatters! Gotham City’s ambitious rebuilding has skittered to a halt as  new powers are rising to shape its destiny-and Batman is powerless to stop them! With no Alfred or Bat-Family to lean on, the Dark Knight stands alone against the ascendance of his greatest adversary! 

9.0

Best book DC is putting out right now. Much needed refresh opposed to the constant universe ending eventgasm spewed from the Depressoverse.

I love the experimental art styles Sharp has been alternating between this season. Him and Morrison are really the last bastion of true artistic ingenuity and character driven storytelling at DC.

Great Silver Age cuts, awesome fights, and more

Green Lantern: Season Two #5

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Jul 8, 2020

In the latest issue of this 12-part miniseries, Green Lantern Hal Jordan must test the limits of his ring’s capabilities when he must take down two ruthless killers, each with the powers of Superman! Defying the will of the New Guardians, Hal finally finds his fugitive alien murderers: the deadly husband/wife team of Hyperman and Hyperwoman-but t...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #756 Jun 24, 2020
5.0

I need to stop buying this book.

DC needs to end the double shipping because it's seriously affecting the quality of the stories being put out. The strategy worked perfectly during Rebirth because they were coordinated really well what with the event void, and the creators were able to follow their blueprint/run plans with little opposing editorial interference.

And why the f more

Flash #756

By: Joshua Williamson, Christian Duce
Released: Jun 24, 2020

At last-the Flash is free of Paradox, but that freedom came at a great cost. For years, the Reverse-Flash has wanted Barry Allen to suffer, but he's always been defeated by the Flash Family! Now the Reverse-Flash is going to build his own family to help him get the revenge he demands! This issue kicks off a new, epic story that will force the Flash...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #6 Jun 24, 2020
8.0

Taylor's Aussie-Squad OC's make a fool out of the Dark Knight while Deadshot makes a difficult decision.

While I like Taylor's writing, I feel like his overkill wholesome moments (the dog in this issue) kind of bloat the story and leave something to be desired.

Series is still great tho.

Suicide Squad #6

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jun 24, 2020

The hunters have become the hunted! Task Force X is the world's most wanted-on the run from heroes and villains alike and no closer to taking down the puppet master who's been pulling their strings. But even if they go to ground, there's no hiding from the World's Greatest Detective, and it'll take every deadly trick in their playbook for the Squad...

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9.0

This my friends, is how you make an anniversary lineup!

After the absolute dogshit that was Detective 1000 (and the mediocre ones: WW 750, Flash 750, Robin 80th, and Cat 80th, the Joker 80th was pretty good), we have finally received a perfect special.

Tomasi and Vendetti's stories stood out to me as the best, while Johns + O'Neil (RIP) + Bunn + Marz were fantastic nonetheles more

Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Green Lantern 80th Anniversary #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Jun 24, 2020

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe's most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosm...

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Batman Jones - Jun 29, 2020

Glad you're on board, Br'er. YourGreenMuse is right but I'd take it a little further... Until the 80s or 90s or even more recently, a lot of gay people didn't come out even to themselves. Were all of the marriages and all of the children outside of either sex or love? I'd say not at all. I'd say that, even when one spouse was aware, they could still be very much in love. They could also have a great sex life, even if the gay person was not leading a totally unauthentic life. More...

Batman Jones - Jun 29, 2020

I've know so many people that came out to themselves and others in recent decades or years that were very much in love with their spouses. One can have great sex outside of love and great romantic love outside of sex. We are complicated. In the past that meant a sort of hiding, in the present it means coming to terms with how complex sexuality and love actually are. But they are not mutually exclusive.

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #93 Jun 24, 2020
7.0

Predictable and underwhelming.

Cool that Harley got muted but the preview art for that page came out months ago.

I was really hoping for a twist with the Designer reveal, but stupid corpse twist and catwoman bank account switcharoo instead.

Confirmed that Bruce Wayne does not pay taxes lol.

Batman #93

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Batman faces off with the Designer as "Their Dark Designs" reaches its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. "Joker War" is coming, a...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Hawkman #24 Jun 21, 2020
8.0

Too short!

Hawkman #24

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Jun 17, 2020

At last-Hawkman and Hawkwoman are reunited! But there's no time for sweet nothings just yet, because they've been sucked into the realm of the Lord Beyond the Void where Carter Hall is treated to another reunion...with the legacy of all the lives he took in his first life as Ktar Deathbringer! Can Hawkman survive the consequences of his most shamef...

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