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SONOFBATMANN rated Action Comics #1044 Jun 28, 2022
8.5

Action Comics #1044

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Riccardo Federici
Released: Jun 29, 2022

The Warworld Revolution is here! With the Genesis Stone feeding Kal-El a portion of his long-dormant powers, the quest to overthrow Mongul's tyrannical rule is well under way...but can Superman convince the war-torn combat-ants of this hellish nightmare planet that kindness can best cruelty? All this, plus Midnighter stabs some fools who had it com...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #14 Jun 28, 2022
9.5

Holy goated.

Not a page is wasted in this issue, every word chosen by V becomes a piece of this great debate's foundation. Mike Perkins' pencils are only a glimpse into the true vision of Ram V's elemental epic, but even that is more than enough. The symbiosis between Perkins and Spicer is incredible, and their ability to adapt V's world of cosmic beauty and horror to the page is a gods more

Swamp Thing #14

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jun 29, 2022

As the corruptive force of industry eats away at the Earth, the Green has called upon a deadly form of alien flora in a desperate and misguided attempt to wipe the slate clean. Swamp Thing's attempts to save the planet from this alien plague quickly prove inadequate; it's time for someone more experienced with spacebound threats to enter the fray: ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Black Adam #1 Jun 21, 2022
8.5

PRIEST IS BACK!

The goat himself is once again setting the record straight for DC's villains; enough with the anti-hero bullshit, they are the bad guys! Sandoval's art is awesome, but I'm sure you already knew that before picking this up.

I think that the most divisive part of this issue is the new OC Malik Adam, who of course comes off as a snarky loudmouth (but remember lad more

Black Adam #1

By: Christopher Priest, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Jun 22, 2022

There is no forgiveness for Black Adam.
This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam's legacy and...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #783 Jun 21, 2022
8.0

I love benday dots and I love pre-digital coloring. If the comic uses those two things in its art, I'm on board.

Flash continues to be great, and this event is a blessing and a curse for this book: we derail the plot once more for an event, but hopefully this will reward the series in the long run with some character development and increased reader-ship.

Meddling kids gonna more

Flash #783

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jun 22, 2022

A Dark Crisis tie-in: the search for Barry Allen! With the Justice League gone, Wally gathers the entire Flash Family in a desperate attempt to search the Speed Force and finally locate the missing Barry Allen. But does Barry want to be found? This three-issue story ties directly into this summer's event. Dark Crisis continues here!

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8.0

Still a lot of fun and Mora's art is great. This book is definitely a palette cleanser for more taxing and cerebral books, and it's able to do that and still maintain competent quality. The Supes/Bats dynamic flows naturally and I can see that Supergirl is one of his favorites to write.

The best moment was when the Doom Patrol started panicking: "Coming in hot Doom Patrol! Scramble! SCR more

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #4

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jun 22, 2022

As Robin and Supergirl race to retrieve the secrets of the Devil Nezha from ancient China, Batman and Superman get more than they bargained for in the present! To save humanity from the fires of the demon, the World's Finest must go toe-to-toe with the protector of Sector 2814...Hal Jordan.

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myconius reviewed Dark Crisis #1 Jun 7, 2022
4.0

Williamson is such a mediocre writer. This was a real nothing burger.

Absolutely no interest in reading the next issue.

Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

6.0

Mid in excelsis!

I thought the Dick/Jon story was good, I think the themes carried it more than the dialogue. The art by Jurgens is great however.

The Flash story by Adams is more of what I'm loving about the main title, the Wally + Ace interactions are awesome. I feel like we are in a Flash renaissance due to the work Adams has done for the title and these two characters.

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Dan Jurgens
Released: Jun 1, 2022

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which hero...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Shadow War: Omega #1 May 31, 2022
5.0

The ideas are there, the dialogue isn't. Segovia's art, especially during the Geo-Force sequences, was actually a lot of fun. The first epilogue was super lacking, it looked like fan art. The Deathstroke epilogue had some of the best Howard Porter art I've ever seen. His depiction of Deathstroke's corpse was incredible.

Shadow War: Omega #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jun 1, 2022

THE SHADOW WAR’S EPIC CONCLUSION! The shocking finale of the Shadow War! Lives have been lost. Heroes and villains have fallen in battle. And now the real mastermind behind the Shadow War has been revealed. But they are far from done! Batman and Robin are all that’s left to put a stop to their real plans. Can the father-and-son duo work togethe...

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9.5

Everyone needs to be reading this book right now!

The Clark section was beautiful. It was reminiscent of Jeph Loeb's tribute to his late son in "Sam's Story" back from Superman/Batman #26, but the continued reinforcement of the Kent's lessons of humility and moral virtue in Clark are awesome. I hope that this gets more popular so we can phase out all of the Hack Snyder DCEU supes person more

Action Comics Annual: 2022

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Ian Churchill
Released: Jun 1, 2022

As the Warworld Saga reaches a breaking point, battle lines are drawn between the two towering forces at odds: Mongul and Superman. In this special 2022 annual we'll explore how our combatants have evolved over the years to represent the beacons of hope and tyranny that they respectively embody...and witness the first chilling chapter of their ulti...

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Action Comics #1043 May 24, 2022
9.0

PKJ is the man!

Lots to unpack from a fantastically dense issue:

The worms generating an inhabitable atmosphere reminds me of the Shai-Hulud from Dune, and its interesting that the genesis has become the lifeblood of the planet while sustaining the worms themselves. I assumed that the genesis metal came from the fallen star + necropolis, but more on that later.

The more

Action Comics #1043

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Riccardo Federici
Released: May 25, 2022

The next chapter of the Warworld Saga begins! Following the first victory by Superman and the Phaelosians, the Warworld Rebellion has begun. But Mongul has become more merciless than ever, cracking down on his enemies with unspeakable cruelty. With Superman’s people suffering and his options dwindling, his thoughts turn to the mythical necropolis...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Robin #14 May 24, 2022
6.0

The twist I saw coming since Batman #122. Motivations make sense for hating Talia and Slade with Judas Contract & Event Leviathan, though I would tell you to only read JC because the other one is indecipherable garbage.

Nobody gives a shit about Angelbreaker, and I'm sure everyone is tired of death-bait when we've already seen him in the Dark Crisis promo material and covers.
>I miss Chris Priest. This makes me want to buy the omnibus. more

Robin #14

By: Joshua Williamson, Roger Cruz
Released: May 25, 2022

FIGHT! Batman Inc. versus the League of Shadows versus the Secret Society! Deathstroke versus Talia...and only one will walk away from the fight alive! Robin knows the truth behind Ra's al Ghul's death and races to stop the Shadow War!

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Deathstroke Inc. #9 May 24, 2022
5.0

No way they are really linking this to Mark Waid's World's Finest, but doesn't that book take place in the past? How the fuck does Nehza factor into this bullshit?

Weak dialogue, mundane story beats, and a couple continuity discrepancies (Girder is currently merc'd in the Flash Book).

I can put money that the twist is Geo-force like I've been saying since this event started.

Deathstroke Inc. #9

By: Joshua Williamson, Paolo Pantalena
Released: May 25, 2022

A tragic death sends the Shadow War into overdrive, and Batman and Robin must solve the mystery before more blood is shed! Meanwhile, Deathstroke regroups with the Secret Society to plan an attack on Talia and the League of Shadows. If Talia wanted a war, she's going to get a war!

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #13 May 24, 2022
8.0

A very dynamic issue, a lot happens and we are finally able to see how this half-season of Swamp Thing is going to ramp up as well as the direction it's going in.

I'm always a fan of the writers utilizing the vast scope of the DC universe like in the pre-flashpoint days, and Ram V does this very well with the various characters he's pulled in to represent the war of ideas that is to com more

Swamp Thing #13

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: May 25, 2022

With the newly resurrected Swamp Thing and an old foe once again made flesh, the conflict that started it all begins anew. But now the fates of worlds are jeopardized as a new parliament stakes its claim upon the industry of humankind. Swamp Thing will join forces with the voice of cities as the consequences of humanity's creations threaten to cons...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Eternals #12 May 19, 2022
8.0

Always well written, though I can't help but say that I was expecting something a little more bombastic for the finale of the series. Solicits and the FCBD special without a doubt had a lot of it spelled out for us, which I feel definitely worked to the detriment of this issue especially. In the end, I'm curious how everything will fit together upon re-read but I am still very excited for Judgemen more

Eternals #12

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: May 18, 2022

• Thanos makes his final moves to destroy our world.
•  Can the Eternals settle their differences with the Avengers in time to do anything about it?
RATED T+

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #782 May 17, 2022
9.0

What's not to love about this book! It's wholesome, action packed, the script is tight and the dialogue is superb. Everything that happens in this comic is great! Fernando Pasarin's pencils have elevated this run to new heights after the cringe inducing digital vomit that is Brandon Petersen's art. The Flash is a book you simply can't put down, and everyone needs to buy this every month.

Flash #782

By: Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin
Released: May 18, 2022

The Speed Force on lockdown! Some of the Rogues are plotting something big inside Iron Heights, and the Flash goes inside to root out the plot. Meanwhile, Wallace figures out his future, and Linda tries to find out if she really has powers...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #123 May 3, 2022
6.0

Howard Porter's art is unbelievable in this issue. The action in this book is pretty much what kept me engaged throughout all 22 pages. However, Williamson's dialogue continues to be weak.

They didn't have to do my boy Hood like that, and I felt nothing with Respawn's death. Grade-A bait: Prometheus is on the cover and does nothing of importance. I'm pretty sure everyone knows that the more

Batman #123

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: May 4, 2022

Batman and Robin are finally reunited! Together they will hunt for the truth behind the death of Ra's al Ghul! But then who is left to defend the Secret Society against the League of Shadows? Deathstroke's fight against the Demon's Shadow ends with a shocking cliffhanger! Plus, what happens when you get Deathstroke infected with Joker toxin? Find o...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Action Comics #1042 Apr 27, 2022
9.0

Can't decide if I like PKJ's writing or Federici's art better. This book continues to be spectacular, easily the best thing DC is putting out right now. Although the plot was confined to that specific brawl, this issue was integral in displaying the turning point in the war. The revolution is underway and Mongul finally understands that he might be powerless to stop it. The Lois bookends are great more

Action Comics #1042

By: Philip Kennedy Johnson, Riccardo Federici
Released: Apr 27, 2022

The origins of Mongul, his mysterious champions, and Midnighter's underground rebellion stand revealed! When another of Superman's truest allies is killed, will the tragic loss end the rebellion before it begins? Or will it be the spark that finally unites Superman's forces against the unstoppable Mongul?The Warworld Revolution begins! Also featuri...

SONOFBATMANN rated Swamp Thing #12 Apr 26, 2022
9.0

Swamp Thing #12

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Tefe Holland and Jennifer Reece dive into the Green to recover Levi, but soon find that the Swamp Thing may not want to return. Meanwhile, Dr. Woodrue's strange procedure with the remains of the Pale Wanderer has resulted in unintended consequences, and the world itself may never be the same because of it.

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Justice League #75 Apr 26, 2022
5.0

Let's be honest with ourselves, I'm certain we all know that the Justice League is not dead and they will come back in some form or fashion. However, this bait concept could have been a great outlet for some meaningful and emotionally impacting moments as the Justice League fights for their lives on a world beyond the void.

Everything in this book is dull, the writing is static and the more

Justice League #75

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Oversize special issue! Superstar writer Joshua Williamson pens the beginning of the next big DCU event! It all starts here! A new Dark Army made up of the DCU's greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse! The DCU's best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back! But in the end, they are ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flash #781 Apr 20, 2022
10

This is easily one of the best Flash stories I have read in a while. I started reading comics during the cusp of the Rebirth era, so I was caught in a tale of two Wallys and have great appreciation for both of them. Jeremy Adams does character interactions better than anyone in the industry right now. He does Bendis better than Bendis. This was an entire issue of two cousins having a heart to hear more

Flash #781

By: Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Apr 20, 2022

The Eclipso War left Wally West stopped dead in his tracks...but a brand-new villain has emerged to wreak havoc on the Scarlet Speedster! An exciting new story arc begins here!

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9.0

I had to check the date while reading this comic, I thought I was in the 60's with how Silver Age this was. I am a huge fan of Morrison's DP, but the classic Arnold Drake team fits so well! Supergirl breaking the time barrier might seem jarring at first, but once you embrace the super-dickery of the 60's antics it's extremely hard not to have fun. Bravo Waid and Mora!

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #2

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Apr 20, 2022

The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have arrived at the compound of Niles Caulder-the Chief in charge of that strange band of misfits known as the Doom Patrol-but all is not as it seems. While Batman works with Niles to cure Superman of his freakish transformations, a side mission to track a mysterious figure known as "the Demon" attracts the Dark...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Flashpoint: Beyond #0 Apr 12, 2022
8.0

Some Thoughts:
-Seems like Thomas got zapped by Darkseid back to the Flashpoint Earth preserved in Hypertime.
-The concept of the Divine Continuum presents some interesting ideas and I think you could find a way to fold it into Morrison's Cosmology as well.
-Set up for World of Flashpoint plots: Per Degaton in SA, project Superman, Wesley Dodd, and even a possible Prime Earth Psycho more

Flashpoint: Beyond #0

By: Geoff Johns, Eduardo Risso
Released: Apr 13, 2022

The world of Flashpoint returns! After sacrificing everything to help the Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne's life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more. Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncove...

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Suicide Squad #14 Apr 5, 2022
3.0

Bruh this book is a complete lie: I read through the issue extremely dissatisfied with the dialogue and plot while sensing some kind of dissonance with everything put out before the crossover. When I go to write this review, I see someone else pose the brilliant question of where Robbie Thompson is on this book. I proceed to go back to the credits, finding Thompson's name nowhere on the book besid more

Suicide Squad #14

By: Robbie Thompson, Dexter Soy
Released: Apr 6, 2022

The War for Earth-3 may be over, but the battle at home is only heating up! As egos clash, bugs ambush, and a big-#$% parademon tries to eat his own teammates, an explosive confrontation between Peacemaker and Bloodsport will leave you breathless! As Ambush Bug would say: "HELP! I'M TRAPPED IN SOLICIT COPY!"

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman #122 Apr 5, 2022
7.0

Magnificent art by Howard Porter, but this is definitely a breather issue after the explosive status quo shake-up from last issue. I'm convinced that the fake Deathstroke is Geo-Force now due to his vendetta against Slade bc of Terra, the tunnel carved through underground, and the Markovian setting. He would also have beef with Talia & the Al Ghuls after the Leviathan incidents.

I could more

Batman #122

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Apr 6, 2022

Ra's al Ghul is dead, and Talia is out for revenge! Batman is on the case to find Deathstroke before Talia's elite killers do! But Batman starts to piece together that not everything is what it seems in Ra's's death...and knows whom he must interrogate to get answers...Talia herself! Can the two former lovers ever work togeth-er again? Plus, a back...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Immortal X-Men #1 Mar 31, 2022
9.0

Mister Sinister is my new favorite Marvel character.

Immortal X-Men #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Mar 30, 2022

IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) retur...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #11 Mar 29, 2022
8.5

The art is so good! Slow burn, but super excited to see what Ram V does with these next 6 issues!

Swamp Thing #11

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Mar 30, 2022

By popular demand, the Swamp Thing has returned and is extending his roots into Season Two! The climactic battle between Levi and his brother Jacob led to events that left the Swamp Thing broken up-literally.  Now, with Levi fractured and on the edge of oblivion, an unlikely ally has entered the fray to piece him back together again: Tefé Hollan...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Shadow War: Alpha #1 Mar 29, 2022
8.0

Very solid start to this crossover. I have no doubt been a Williamson critic for these last couple months, but this was so much fun. Bogdanovic's art is spectacular, and Williamson really gives you a lot out of this issue. The pacing was fantastic, and the continuity was on point with the rest of the DCU. Props to the team for a status quo shakeup done the right way.

Shadow War: Alpha #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Mar 30, 2022

"When Deathstroke assassinates Ra's al Ghul, Talia al Ghul demands revenge and sends her League of Shadows to kill Deathstroke and Deathstroke Inc.! Batman and Robin must team up to track down Deathstroke and bring him to justice...but do they? Expect over-the-top fights, action, mystery, and betrayal as this crossover event creates a major impact ...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed War For Earth-3 #2 Mar 29, 2022
4.0

What a garbage event. The only thing worse than the writing is the pacing of this book; a band of uninteresting storylines Frankenstein-ed together into this monstrosity. I'm only pissed because Thompson's 12 issues of Suicide Squad were fucking solid, and I hope I'll look back at that run with rose tinted glasses and ignore whatever the hell this is.

War For Earth-3 #2

By: Dennis Hopeless, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 30, 2022

The War for Earth-3 comes to a close as the Crime Syndicate, Teen Titans, the Flash, and Suicide Squad all battle in one final conflict that decides who lives, who dies, who makes it back home, and who’s left stranded on Earth-3. With the Justice Squad’s plan to take over the alternate Earth and claim it as their own, the heroes of the Teen Tit...

SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #45 Mar 27, 2022
9.5

"Ghost Dance" is horrifically fun. Watch out Mystery Gang; when four yuppies and a beast enter the house of the restless dead, not everyone is going to come out alive! Something fascinating about the standalone triptych of these past few stories is the lack of focus on our titular protagonist in favor of Moore taking us readers on our own American Gothic Road-Trip, only now Swamp Thing is the gues more

Swamp Thing #45

By: Alan Moore, Stan Woch
Released: Jan 29, 1986

In "Ghost Dance," a story about a young woman trying to drown out the sounds of her ancestors' violent act comes back to haunt a young couple. Swamp Thing might be able to help them--but he's about to take the next step in his spirit quest with John Constantine.

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Swamp Thing #44 Mar 27, 2022
10

Bissette & Totleben are the dream team for this run so far; everything about this comic makess me re-evaluate how I view the comics that are put out today and the lack of quality between current monthlies and this masterpiece of a run. "Bogeymen" is easily one of the best stories in this entire collection, and when looking at how good everything in this run has been, this story rising above should more

Swamp Thing #44

By: Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette
Released: Dec 25, 1985

While Swamp Thing waits for John Constantine to return and give him a clue as to the meaning of his existence, a Crisis is growing. And when a serial killer takes refuge in the swamp, sealing his fate is only a momentary distraction to the Swamp Thing.

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