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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #774 Sep 21, 2021
8.5

Too.
Much.
Fun.

This and Aquaman were the week's stand outs.

Flash #774

By: Jeremy Adams, Christian Duce
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Introducing Dr. Nightmare! Bad dreams come to life and lead to chaos on the streets of Central City on the same night the Fastest Man Alive attends a daddy/daughter dance. Side-by-side with his super-powered daughter, Wally must not slow down, or they risk falling victim to the man named Dr. Nightmare.

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Aquaman: The Becoming #1 Sep 21, 2021
9.0

Absolutely solid. Brandon Thomas knocks it out of the park with this relaunch; on point characterization, sublime art, and a soulful energy that is needed in more DC books.

The Titans interaction was the stand out of the book. Only gripe is can we just call him Kaldur'ahm already?

Aquaman: The Becoming #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Diego Olortegui
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Jackson Hyde finally has it all. Mentors who support him, a community that loves him, an honest relationship with his mother, a cute new guy in Amnesty Bay who’s caught his eye, and access to Aquaman’s private training facility in Atlantis. Well, he had it all-until that training facility and half of the Atlantean palace got blown to kingdom co...

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9.0

The highlight of my week!

Hoping we get some confirmation on the members of Ultra-Humanite's Authority; I'm pretty sure I've spotted Eclipso, Fleur De Lis, Coldcast, but still iffy on the electric girl and if that's Ibac or Iron Cross.

Dreading the next issue due to the fact that it'll be the last DC Morrison work we'll get for a while.

Superman and the Authority #3

By: Grant Morrison, Travel Foreman
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Superman put the Authority back together, but why? What threat is out there that only this group can contend with? The Ultra-Humanite, of course! This fearsome foe is forming a team of his own, one designed to go fist-to-fist with the Authority. It will be their baptism in battle to prove if Superman is right that regardless of who we are, there is...

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SONOFBATMANN rated Swamp Thing #7 Sep 7, 2021
9.0

Swamp Thing #7

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Sep 8, 2021

Broken and untethered from the Green, the Swamp Thing is on the run and being hunted by the Suicide Squad, deep in the forests of Kaziranga. Having learned about the true nature of the Green, Levi Kamei knows that if he is to make it out alive and regain his powers, he must choose to embrace the memory of the events that made him the new avatar of ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #7 Sep 7, 2021
9.0

"I'm a war criminal... kidding! I'm a con man, I'm a RET-con man."

Ambush Bug is pure cape-kino. Also love the fact that Thompson brought back all the dead squad members from the past incarnations (Cavalier!!!).

Suicide Squad #7

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Sep 8, 2021

Amanda Waller pulls in her newest recruit to Task Force X: the unstoppable and outstanding Ambush Bug! With a mission that literally takes the Squad to hell and back, the sometimes fourth-wall-breaking hero may be the team’s only chance at survival. Embarking on a quest to gain access to the Rock of Eternity, the Squad must also face the threat o...

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8.0

Love it. This series is shaping up to be one of the stars of the Infinite Frontier relaunch. Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica, and Dexter Soy knock this one out of the park

Super excited for Rick Flagg's secret war against Waller (could she possibly be an analogue from Earth-3?).

Suicide Squad Annual: 2021

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Sep 8, 2021

Everyone questioned how the teen calling himself Conner Kent came to be recruited into the Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller. But as Superboy sneaks into the bowels of a top-secret Task Force X black site, what he finds changes all he thinks he knows about himself and his history. This oversize annual alters everything for the only hero on the Squad a...

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Fracadactyl - Sep 7, 2021

The Waller from Earth 3 appeared in Future State (this series prologue-sequel), she's actually nice; unlike Prime Earth's now total sociopath.

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #6 Sep 7, 2021
10

This is it.

[Not]Multiversity Too unveiled as a stealth series manned by Morrischolar Josh Williamson; sure he's nowhere near King Moz but who cares!

The Oblivion Machine is lit aflame once more.

Hypercrisis...

Infinite Frontier #6

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Sep 8, 2021

One story ends and the next phase of the DC Multiverse begins. We have one name for you: DARKSEID. Our heroes knew that someone had been pulling the strings this entire time, but are they prepared for it to be the biggest bad of all? As President Superman, Alan Scott, Roy Harper, and the rest converge for a showdown, the secret of Omega Planet is ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman/Superman #21 Aug 25, 2021
9.0

Absolutely phenomenal run by GLY, though I'm very heartbroken that its been cut short. Super excited for the annual as well as the teases included in the epilogue.

Batman/Superman #21

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Reis
Released: Aug 25, 2021

The dimension-shattering Archive of Worlds saga ends here-and reverberations from this titanic tale last long after the dust settles! As the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel work to halt the villainous Auteur.io’s plan here on Earth-0, the Batman and Superman of their respective archive worlds must team up with Alanna of Rann and El Diablo himsel...

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9.0

It isn't everyday you buy a comic that's worth every penny.

Give me Morrison's endless explosion of ideas that make an issue worth reading over all the crap DC is publishing nowadays while stamping it with a "Batman" logo. I live for the utilization of the actual DC universe outside of Gotham for god's sake. Sadly the only popular books on this site are the soulless stream of bat-fam co more

Superman and the Authority #2

By: Grant Morrison, Evan Cagle
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loo...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #4 Aug 10, 2021
8.5

No way they mentioned my boy Telos...

Loving everything about this book. Williamson is catering every element of the story to stuff I love about DC. Beyond happy that Justice Incarnate is getting spotlight these past 4 issues, and Injustice Incarnate entering the scene is going to be fun as hell.

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Infinite Frontier #4

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Aug 11, 2021

President Superman finds himself in the wrong world, and it isn’t looking good. Bones and Chase attempt to stop super-powered heroes and villains from crossing Multiversal lines. If they can shut down the President of Steel, they think that it will serve as a signal to all to not mess with Earth-0! This is only a distraction, however, as Injustic...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Immortal Hulk #49 Aug 5, 2021
9.0

I still think the Fantastic Four/Hulk dichotomy is absolutely genius.

Issue #50 can't get here fast enough!

Immortal Hulk #49

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Aug 4, 2021

• This is the gate into the city of suffering. To the hurt that never ends. This gate is for the lost.
•  The gate is a thing of divine power - a thing of forever. But even for the strongest one there is, it bears the warning:
•  ABANDON HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE.
Rated T+

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #6 Aug 3, 2021
7.0

Pacing is super off, while the art continues to reach new heights. We get some revelations regarding Levi's connection to Prescott and prelude to what went down before he left India.

I was hyped for the suicide Squad, the idea of Peacemaker hunting Swamp Thing in the jungles of Kaziranga just sounds cool to me, but the execution was so meh. Hopefully next issue is a step up to the quali more

Swamp Thing #6

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Aug 4, 2021

With Prescot’s bio-agent set off in the Kaziranga wetlands, the Green summons Levi back to the land of his making. With Levi unable to access his powers as Swamp Thing, he finds himself trapped in the dense forest and stalked by a group tasked with retrieving his alter ego at all costs. Will he recover his powers before he is hunted down by the S...

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8.0

The art is unbelievably great, and I appreciate that Tynion doesn't hold your hand at all. Stoked to be along for the ride.

The Nice House on the Lake #3

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Walter’s “rules” for their getaway strongly suggested the residents not leave the property lines of the House…but how far do they go? It’s not like Sam, the Reporter, to leave a question like that unanswered…but what he finds when he walks the perimeter of the lake might turn out to be the story of his lifetime-however much longer it la...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #6 Aug 3, 2021
8.5

This book is so much fun, and I'm really happy that Dexter Soy and Eduardo Pansica's art styles meld surprisingly well; the switch wasn't jarring at all, and it fit narratively with the jump between Earths.

I am still a little confused as to why the Squad suffers from "brain liquidation" while jumping between alternate earths; could this be because of the vibrational differences between more

Suicide Squad #6

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Bloodsport’s first mission with the Squad goes pear-shaped as the Crime Syndicate captures Amanda Waller’s agent on Earth-3. By sending in a team to bring Bloodsport home, Waller may also be able to extract another Suicide Squad member for her new team, if she plays her cards right and doesn’t care who else she loses in the process. As part o...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Robin #4 Jul 27, 2021
8.0

Jorge Corona does a great job filling in for Melnikov. Excited to see the tournament start as well as the convergence of the League of Shadows, Lazarus, and Assassins.

Robin #4

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Corona
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Damian Wayne versus his grandfather, the immortal Ra’s al Ghul! For years, Batman’s son avoided learning the ways of the Demon from Ra’s, but now that training may be exactly what Robin needs to win the League of Lazarus tournament.
Plus, Ravager follows the mysterious Respawn into the secrets of Lazarus Island!

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5.0

This feels like fanfiction. Ironic to read Taylor's in-continuity stuff knowing how depressing DCEASED & INJUSTICE are.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #3 Jul 27, 2021
8.0

Xermanico needs to draw the whole issue...

INFINITE Questions:

-Where is Psycho Pirate trying to send Barry to?

-Who is the Flash analogue that Barry sees in his vision?

-Why is Bones building transport ships and gathering prisoners? What is his plan?

-Where is his Roy's Black Ring from?

-Where was Hammond going to take Roy?
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Infinite Frontier #3

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Barry Allen's history with the Psycho-Pirate isn't pleasant.
The Flash encountered this mind-bending villain all the way back in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it did not end well for the Scarlet Speedster. For the first time since his death and rebirth, Barry runs afoul of this foe-hopefully it will go better this time around!...

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batguano - Jul 27, 2021

Yea, only reason I stopped following this book was because Xermanico isn't doing the full interiors

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman/Superman #20 Jul 27, 2021
9.0

Dick is such a fun Robin; I should have been born in the 30's!

Batman/Superman #20

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Reis
Released: Jul 28, 2021

The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight need time to recover from their manic melee through the Archive of Worlds, but the heroes won’t rest for long! Despite the efforts of new friends El Diablo and Alanna, Auteur.io, the cybernetic architect of these alternate realities, seems to have the upper hand! And to make matters worse, the Archive of World...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Action Comics #1033 Jul 27, 2021
8.0

I hate seeing the Bendis League, but otherwise a great issue. Batman seems kind of naïve to underestimate Mongul's agenda; Bruce has always been the kind to prep contingencies for any kind of invasion, and I feel he would definitely be skeptical of a bunch of "refugees" taken in by Supes as well as Mongul's so called "losing" an ultra powered macguffin like the Genesis Fragment.

Action Comics #1033

By: Becky Cloonan, Michael Avon Oeming
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Atlantis is under attack! Taking in the Warworld refugees also means taking possession of the deadly Warworld tech they brought with them, and holding that much power makes the undersea kingdom a threat to the rest of the world. Can Superman move fast enough to prevent all-out war? Doing so may mean taking the power into his own hands…Meanwhile, ...

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SONOFBATMANN added Superman and the Authority (2021) to their pull list Jul 22, 2021

Superman and the Authority (2021)

Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of s...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #772 Jul 20, 2021
8.0

Up to this point in my comic-reading career, I've never really had a Flash: Barry was in the N52 comics and the CW show (before it went to crap) while Wally was in the DCAU + Young Justice and the Pre-Flashpoint stuff which I always enjoyed.

To have a Wally run after so long should feel like a radical transition... but I can't help but absolutely love the direction Jeremy Adams has been more

Flash #772

By: Jeremy Adams, Will Conrad
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Leaving past mistakes behind and racing into the future, Wally West returns as Central City’s Scarlet Speedster!
Now reunited with his wife, Linda, and their two children, the former Kid Flash begins a new chapter in his life. But Wally quickly remembers that saving lives and fighting super-villains may make him a hero, but they don’t p...

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9.5

Peak Morrison. Peak Janin. It doesn't get better than this.

"All these people jumping on the bandwagon, the ones who hate you now they've got you down as a dodgy reactionary who can't be trusted? I hated you first! I can spot a trend a mile off!"

I can definitely see the meta-commentary of Manchester Black as the cynical comic reader while a hardened/older Superman becomes an more

Superman and the Authority #1

By: Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of s...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman: The Detective #4 Jul 17, 2021
8.0

This book has me torn: Tom Taylor has a track record of cringe comics with Injustice, DCEASED, Nightwing, and his atrocious Suicide Squad, while this book feels completely different.

I'm hoping that his Jon Kent book will be in the same vein as this. Leave the reddit bait behind Taylor!

Batman: The Detective #4

By: Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Bruce Wayne is facing charges for the attempted murder of former mentor and teacher Henri Ducard and faces a grueling Interpol interrogation. Nothing is as it appears, however, as the Gotham expatriate charges into a lion’s den of mystery and duplicity without the benefit of Batman’s tools. Will the onetime Dark Knight escape unscathed?

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Infinite Frontier #2 Jul 17, 2021
8.0

Wish Xermanico did all the art, but Pelletier and Merino are great nonetheless. Josh Williamson is building something dynamic and unique, extremely reminiscent of '52': extremely excited to see where this goes. Infinite Frontier and the PKJ Superman stuff have restored my interest and faith in this new era of DC.

Infinite Frontier #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Jul 14, 2021

What secrets and changes lurk inside the newly expanded Multiverse? The devious Director Bones of the D.E.O. re-forms a ragtag team to keep the new worlds at bay, but was highly skilled agent Cameron Chase recruited because the director needs her help, or because he wants a patsy when things go south? Meanwhile, Alan Scott, the original Green Lante...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash Annual: 2021 Jul 17, 2021
9.0

The only thing wrong with this comic is Brando Petersen's atrocious art. Everything else is absolutely fantastic, including Fernando Pasarin's pencils. The redemption of Wally West begins here!

Flash Annual: 2021

By: Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Jul 14, 2021

The lightning-fast and action-packed “Surge” story line races to its conclusion as Wally West returns to the present day with a new perspective on the past and a reinvigorated desire to take back the mantle of the Flash. With one last hurdle to leap, Wally puts the past behind him, but he’ll need to propel himself further and faster than ever...

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8.0

PKJ has won me over 100%.

Action Comics Annual: 2021

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Scott Godlewski
Released: Jul 14, 2021

The return of Future State’s House of El! It’s time to head back to tomorrow, as Superman’s descendants face a threat from today. This special tale connects to “Warworld Rising” as the actions of Clark Kent in the present reverberate, leaving long-lasting changes...and a deadly threat for the House of El to reckon with. Can Brandon Kent, ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Immortal Hulk #48 Jul 9, 2021
8.0

Betty/Red Harpy and Joe Fixit are such a fun dynamic that will be greatly missed. Though Gamma Flight seems to have a good amount of correlation with Immortal Hulk, I wonder if Ewing's Defenders will be the same way. And also, 80 pages for issue #50? Count me in!

Immortal Hulk #48

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 7, 2021

COUNTDOWN TO THE END...
•  Questioning himself after his recent confrontations, the Hulk turns to the one person who always understood him - only too well.
•  It's time for truths to be told. But will it be Betty Banner who tells them...
•  ...or will the Hulk face the gaze of the RED HARPY?<...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #5 Jul 6, 2021
7.5

Something about Dexter Soy's art... maybe it just isn't for me.

This premise of this title is strange as hell and I've never seen anything like it before. Two part story arcs that crossover with a concurrent event in the DCU: A-Day, Titans Academy, Crime Syndicate, and now Swamp Thing? What tf is Waller doing? If this ends up building up to a larger agenda I will be both impressed & ent more

Suicide Squad #5

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

After the disastrous mission to Titans Academy and an ill-fated confrontation with Red X, Task Force X looks into the Multiverse for its next recruits under Amanda Waller. Assigned to investigate the status of Earth-3, the team’s field leader, Peacemaker, begins to question what Waller plans to do with her ultimate Suicide Squad, as the deadly Bl...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #5 Jul 6, 2021
9.0

"What if human ideas have begun to pollute the consciousness of this world?"

Loved the story, and Mcrea's art transitioned well from Perkins, extremely fitting for this issue. Dreading the Suicide Squad crossover but I'm sure Ram will do it justice.

Swamp Thing #5

By: Ram V, John McCrea
Released: Jul 7, 2021

Newly armed with the knowledge and powers he gained from the Green and yet lonelier than ever, Levi Kamei is pulled once more into service as the Avatar of the Green is summoned by primal forces to the city of London, where old ideas lie buried, slowly leaching into the reality above. The scars of old wars and the dangers of past ideologies resurfa...

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10

So why the fuck is Batman so bad?

The Nice House on the Lake #1

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez
Released: Jun 2, 2021

Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter-well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormo...

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