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Onomatopoeia reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #1 Mar 9, 2021
8.0

I have been complaining about Red Hood for years now, saying how DC can't find a decent writer that understands him. Enter Chip Zdarsky and my expectations were blown out of the water. What a completely refreshing take on an emotionally damaged hero. Batman did a number on Jason as a child, arguably as much so as the Joker, and we finally get to see the effect it's had on him years later. The Blue more

Batman: Urban Legends #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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Antenovial reviewed Wonder Woman #770 Mar 9, 2021
8.5

Starting with this Issue Wonder Woman is now a double feature, and even though the main story and the back-up have very different vibes, I think it adds more to the book than that it takes away.

The main story is written by Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad with fantastic art by Travis G. Moore and Tamra Bonvillain. Moore on lines and Bonvillain on colors have proven time and time again more

Wonder Woman #770

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Mar 10, 2021

What. Is. Happening?! Wonder Woman just woke up in the middle of battle, with rampaging hordes of mythological beasts bearing down on her! Not even the Princess of the Amazons can survive such an assault, but that’s okay-it’s just another day in Valhalla! The warriors here spend their days fighting and their nights drinking-and if they die in c...

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Onomatopoeia reviewed The Joker #1 Mar 9, 2021
8.0

I like the concept of having Jim hunt down the Joker instead of Batman. With the exception of Jason, the Joker has really been nothing but an annoyance to Batman, sparking up a bit of chaos only to be defeated with some punches. Jim on the other hand has been victimized time and again, not to mention his family's trauma. The Batman vs Joker trope is more or less a game that ends predictably time a 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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Onomatopoeia reviewed Hellions #10 Mar 5, 2021
8.5

A wonderful blend of horror and humor. I love Wells's take on the team and Sinister has yet to disappoint. Highly recommend this comic to anyone looking for a new take on a Suicide Squad.

Hellions #10

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 3, 2021

FUNNY GAMES!
The HELLIONS are at the mercy of ARCADE as they face his new psychological MURDERWORLD!
Parental Advisory

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Avengers #43 Mar 5, 2021
5.5

I can't wait for this Phoenix arc to come to a conclusion. It just doesn't work for me and the fights are mindless and boring.

Avengers #43

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Mar 3, 2021

THE FIGHT TO BECOME THE ALL-NEW PHOENIX HEATS UP!
As the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe are trapped within the battle to decide the all-new Phoenix - a bloody battle that has narrowed to a handful of desperate combatants. Thor leads the rest of the Avengers in the fight to contain the Phoenix Force on Earth, in a quest comp...

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Crime Syndicate #1 Mar 2, 2021
5.0

It's still early, but I don't see anything original in this comic. Aside from some one-off tidbits like Arnold, D.C, and the ghost of Central City, this is a story most comic book fans are already aware of. The Crime Syndicate is a one-off group that allows for a 'civil war' type story without all of the lasting conflicts. Let's leave it at that and save the limited series for some more interestin more

Crime Syndicate #1

By: Andy Schmidt, Bryan Hitch
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Spinning out of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the Multiverse is reborn-and Earth-3 with it! In this six-issue miniseries, witness the true origins of the malevolent makers of mayhem known as the Crime Syndicate as a common foe unites them! But how long can alliances last between villains like these?
Also in this issue, it’s the origin of Ultr...

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Weird Science Jim - Mar 4, 2021

It is also showing the reforming of the multiverse after the end of Death Metal with some of the Crime Syndicate coming back different. This is a new Earth-3 which can be important overall to showing that the Multiverse has changed as it comes back

Onomatopoeia - Mar 5, 2021

I understand the point of the comic, I'm just not seeing anything new.

Onomatopoeia reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
7.5

Future State was so bleak and dystopian that it really turned me off of the "potential future" DC had to offer. Compare this with the bustling hope of Infinite Frontier and I can't shake the dread of the former. The problem with starting at the top is that it's all downhill from there. I don't want to watch as these characters, old and new, devolve into the mess that was Future Sate...

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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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Bats20832 - Mar 3, 2021

They could and should have simply used Teth-Adam. "Shazadam" sounds obviously ridiculous.

Onomatopoeia - Mar 3, 2021

right? It makes my eyes hurt from rolling them everytime.

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Quinn reviewed Batman #106 Mar 2, 2021
5.0

What to say? I get what the author is doing, but I reject the premise of the story. We see Batman and Clownkiller track down thieves using hovermachines to steal stuff and Bats tell Clown not to kill or maim, they're just thieves.

We see the latest villain saying Gotham is going to hell and why don't you, new mayor, buy my tech to save the city. It's the beginning of the Magistrate. The more

Batman #106

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Following the tragic events of Infinite Frontier #1, Batman and his new ally, Ghost-Maker, must reckon with a new gang operating in Gotham City-but are they connected to the reemergence of the Scarecrow? Meanwhile, shadowy billionaire Simon Saint pitches an advanced law-enforcement system to the new mayor! The creative team behind the epic “The J...

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Quinn - Mar 6, 2021

Mingthemerciless, glad someone gets my humor. And bingo. Tynion’s characters are bland, interchangeable forgettable. I too await Alfred’s return. But the way Tyrion writes the book, I keep thinking Alfred is just in the kitchen, and he is not really dead. And who are they kidding. We all know he is coming back. Why bother “killing” him at all. Or I could be wrong.

Bats20832 - Mar 7, 2021

I was just re-reading The Outsider story again the other night in Detective Comics #356 (October 1966). Alfred always comes back. I don't know how they will do it. But if they buried Alfred and had him come back as The Outsider, we know anything is possible. Heh and that was in "canon." Well, with "everything" being "canon" now, who knows what will happen?

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Infinite Frontier #0 Mar 2, 2021
1.0

Making Alan Scott a gay who cheated two women into marriage is beyond disgusting.🤢 This is a superscum, not a superhero. All I can see is the misogyny of the writer.

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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Merlyn - Mar 5, 2021

Are you serious with that last part? " Straight people don't know they're straight until they've had sex"? Lol. Like that happened, EVER. :))

Psycamorean - Mar 5, 2021

My point was that straight people don't have to have sex to realize that they are attracted to the opposite gender, and the same is true of gay people and their attraction to same gender. Maelstron thinks that gay people must have sex to figure out that they are gay. Maelstron is wrong. Maybe that clears it up for you.

Onomatopoeia reviewed Crossover #3 Feb 28, 2021
7.0

This started off with an amazing premise, but it's slowly becoming a commercial for Image/ Donny Cates in comic book form.

Crossover #3

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"KIDS LOVE CHAINS," Part Three-Monsters and robots falling from the sky! Mysterious (and familiar??) superheroes joining our intrepid gang on their journey to event ground zero! CROSSOVER continues with the series' most explosive and shocking issue to date! Don't miss this one, folks.

If you do, it just might drive you...mad.

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Onomatopoeia rated Wolverine #10 Feb 24, 2021
8.0

Wolverine #10

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: Feb 24, 2021

JUST LIKE THE BAD OLD DAYS!
WOLVERINE gets into a jam with his old Team X compatriot MAVERICK... but the reunion won't last long if they can't break free of the LEGACY HOUSE!

Parental Advisory

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Onomatopoeia added Wolverine (2020) to their pull list Feb 24, 2021

Wolverine (2020)

THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He's been a loner. He's been a killer. He's been a hero. He's been an Avenger. He's been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be... happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted... and everything to lo...

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Onomatopoeia reviewed X-Men #18 Feb 24, 2021
7.5

If only this issue was a few pages longer. I love the idea of the vault, and the mutant powers working in tandem is honestly one of the best aspects of Hickman's run, but this just seems like a problem of having too many good ideas and not enough time. X of Swords really derailed the flow of X-Men and King in Black isn't helping the matter. So while the other titles are finding their footing, I'm more

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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1.5

It's a real shame that the art in this book is wasted on such a garbage puke inducing story. It makes about as much sense as "burning two bridges with one stone." (Pg #13) Whatever the hell that means...Save your money kids, unless you want to read about Capitalism being evil and if you dare to have an opposing view than the author it's because you're too stupid to know better. This title is alre more

Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Feb 24, 2021

It’s really happening: Lexor has joined the United Planets! While surveying, Lois Lane and Superman discover that the planet is rich in minerals, causing Lex Luthor to try and exit the federation to make a pretty penny! Realizing he can’t leave without agreement from Earth, he imprisons Lois Lane, then whips up the propaganda machine against Su...

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Sup3rsa1yan1990 - Feb 25, 2021

Mark Russell probably gets up in the morning, looks at his bowl of cereal, and thinks, “someone out there is having TWO bowls of cereal, capitalism is evil”

Bats20832 - Mar 1, 2021

Thanks for the warning on this.

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3.5

You know what annoys me? The fact that Tamaki wasted the entirety of issue #1 of this series, leaving us with only 3 to tell a story that clearly needed more time to unravel and offer us a satisfying conclusion. Funnily enough every Dark Detective comic dragged at times and featured overwhelming amount of stagnant filler. Even this one, which makes its ending even worse than it actually is, becaus more

Future State: Dark Detective #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will d...

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Nihilist - Feb 24, 2021

Not mentioning DC seems not to have a clue what to do with her, no matter where she shows up. The only thing they do with her is give or take away one of her eyes, sigh. Even Priest kinda lost the plot in his Deathstroke run, turning her into a schizophrenic ancient witch or some shit.

Onomatopoeia - Feb 24, 2021

I honestly enjoyed her years ago in Terror Titans. A leadership role within a group of c list villians somehow gave her a chance to shine.

4.5

I'm not sure who this comic was supposed to be about. If it was the House of El as a whole, well I applaud Johnson's ambition, but attempting to pull it off in a single issue was a huge mistake. Every time I was about to feel anything for one of these characters the story shifts to a new one. I was getting some Invincible vibes from it, but that's as far as my praise will go...

It just more

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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4.5

Genius and evil are oftentimes synonymous in comics. Just look at all the villains with Doctor in their title or the weaponization of science of the various rogue galleries. Among the evil scientists are a special tier of villain that make the reader question just how bad they really are. Ozymandias, Dr. Doom, Killmonger, Black Adam, and of course Lex Luthor. Luthor is interesting because he makes more

Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Feb 24, 2021

It’s really happening: Lexor has joined the United Planets! While surveying, Lois Lane and Superman discover that the planet is rich in minerals, causing Lex Luthor to try and exit the federation to make a pretty penny! Realizing he can’t leave without agreement from Earth, he imprisons Lois Lane, then whips up the propaganda machine against Su...

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5.5

Politics are a very tough subject to write about. Not only because they're so complex, dirty and interconnected, but also because most people are completey ignorant about them and prefer easy answers to questions that can't be answered easily. Think of any big political crisis, and ask yourself is there a simple explanation to it. What caused Brexit? And the 2008 Great Recession? Or 9/11? Or both more

Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Feb 24, 2021

It’s really happening: Lexor has joined the United Planets! While surveying, Lois Lane and Superman discover that the planet is rich in minerals, causing Lex Luthor to try and exit the federation to make a pretty penny! Realizing he can’t leave without agreement from Earth, he imprisons Lois Lane, then whips up the propaganda machine against Su...

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RedKSuperman - Feb 23, 2021

I think you give Russell too much credit as a writer. The book is just him writing the same tired/lame story he's told over and over previously. It's time to change the channel but he won't because it's what makes him feel that he's doing something important when in reality he's writing a comic book that should entertain rather than preach at people.

Nihilist - Feb 23, 2021

I don't feel it preaches AT people. It tries to make some simple points we already know and hold dear because they're universally good, like "have each others' backs". Problem here is how Russell simplifies very complex themes that would be better off explored in a super deep, mature way, like Moore used to do. He touches their surface, but that's about it.

4.0

Television and cinema act like a double-edged sword for comic books. They offer a chance for the masses to gain interest in the characters/stories and also keep the publishers afloat with steady revenue. The downside is when the multimedia begins to influence the comic book instead of the other way around. Does anyone really think Peacemaker is an interesting character or is it because of John Cen more

Future State: Suicide Squad #2

By: Jeremy Adams, Javier Fernandez
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Peacemaker attacks! Assigned to bring Amanda Waller back to Earth-1 at all costs, the Suicide Squad battles Waller’s private Justice League on Earth-3. As lives are lost and blood is spilled, the fate of the Multiverse will be decided by Superman!
Also in this issue, the 853rd Century is burning, and only Black Adam can save reality from ...

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Future State: Aquaman #2 Feb 24, 2021
9.0

I had a fear that issue 1 was a fluke, and I'm extremely glad to have that fear subsided. I remember the new 52's Aquaman was a standout amongst the various titles, and once again the reputation holds true for Future State. Despite the fantastical world, we see real humanity from the Atlantian protagonists. Jackson is an amazing mentor, and Andy is a wonderful protege. I would love to see their dy more

Future State: Aquaman #2

By: Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Andy Curry, daughter of Arthur and Mera, has had a pretty terrible month. Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aquaman, won’t stop calling her Aqualass when she’s told him a thousand times it’s Aquawoman. She’s manifested a new power that scares the absolute hell out of her. Oh, and she and Jackson just got ripped apart in the midst of a cosmic space ocean...

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Antenovial reviewed Future State: Aquaman #2 Feb 23, 2021
9.0

This is one of the stand-out Future State titles for me. Andy and Jackson will be sorely missed. I wish I could read some more about their adventures in this future setting.

Their dynamic reminds me quite a lot of Dick Grayson's and Damian Wayne's in Morrison's Batman and Robin run, but their familiarity with each other gives the sibling relationship between them enough of a twist to n more

Future State: Aquaman #2

By: Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Andy Curry, daughter of Arthur and Mera, has had a pretty terrible month. Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aquaman, won’t stop calling her Aqualass when she’s told him a thousand times it’s Aquawoman. She’s manifested a new power that scares the absolute hell out of her. Oh, and she and Jackson just got ripped apart in the midst of a cosmic space ocean...

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Nihilist reviewed Future State: Aquaman #2 Feb 23, 2021
8.5

Aquaman ends on a high note. Maybe not as high as #1, due to one legged plot twist we've never seen coming which made everyone talk about the comic, but it still is a very, very entertaining issue I would recommend to anybody AND would like to see being continued, actually. Out of all new faces introduced or established in Future State, Andy is definitely one of the S tier ones I'd love to see aga more

Future State: Aquaman #2

By: Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Andy Curry, daughter of Arthur and Mera, has had a pretty terrible month. Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aquaman, won’t stop calling her Aqualass when she’s told him a thousand times it’s Aquawoman. She’s manifested a new power that scares the absolute hell out of her. Oh, and she and Jackson just got ripped apart in the midst of a cosmic space ocean...

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"Supes." That's what Gene Luen Yang thinks The Batman calls Superman.
That is how much Mr. Yang understands the Batman character. "Supes."
How many times in past 80+ years has The Batman called Superman "Supes"? That's right.

The Magistrate regime just happens to have a facility to develop artificial Kryptonite, with all types of Kryptonite weapons on hand. And schizophrenic more

Future State: Batman/Superman #2

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ben Oliver
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Superman has fallen deep into the Magistrate’s Kryptonite caverns, and now he’s at the mercy of a gruesomely transformed Professor Pyg! So what do animalistic body modification and caves of Kryptonite have to do with the Magistrate’s growing fascist state in Gotham City? That’s what Batman needs to find out as the race against time to save ...

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Sup3rsa1yan1990 - Feb 25, 2021

Batman saying “supes” would be enough to turn this book into toilet paper

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6.5

And so Future State officially ends. Well, there's still going to be few related releases next month, but the hectic two month long event finally reaches the finish line, and I couldn't be happier because after 8 weeks of reading (and reviewing) every single comic from it, I feel drained and exhausted. It's been a very rough and uneven ride, with some good comics, some terrible ones as well, with more

Future State: Batman/Superman #2

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ben Oliver
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Superman has fallen deep into the Magistrate’s Kryptonite caverns, and now he’s at the mercy of a gruesomely transformed Professor Pyg! So what do animalistic body modification and caves of Kryptonite have to do with the Magistrate’s growing fascist state in Gotham City? That’s what Batman needs to find out as the race against time to save ...

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3.5

Dark Detective "Finale" (eye roll) Issue #2 (I mean #4) ends with a bang, but no real conclusion (of course), after stretching out 2 issues worth of story into 4 issues at $6 each. Was it worth $24? DC and writer Mariko Tamaki thinks so. And we have gotten interesting art from Dan Mora and great coloring from Jordie Bellaire. The lettering is intended to be "futuristic," and Aditya Bidikar contin more

Future State: Dark Detective #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will d...

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Onomatopoeia - Feb 24, 2021

"When the key is the art and coloring, you are losing your reader." Fantastic statement.

3.5

While reading this, my wife was playing Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" in the other room. I think it was a bit serendipitous considering I will always love Batman, no matter how stupid the storyline ends up being. I understand that as times change so to do the mindsets of the audience. A billionaire taking matters into their own hands and enacting their own brand of justice just doesn't r more

Future State: Dark Detective #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will d...

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The New Batman "Crime is Mostly OK" issue number 4 decides portrays a bat family, with "justice" values to aid killers, give a killer a device used in suicide bombing, have several Magistrate figures killed and mutilated, and reject law enforcement punishment for hardened criminals. For a lot of fans, that will be worth $8. Unlike pro-crime figures in Crime Syndicate, we now have justification in more

Future State: The Next Batman #4

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Feb 17, 2021

The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the...guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city.
In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person lo...

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Absolute Z to the 4 - Feb 21, 2021

A late comment: I enjoyed your review more than the stories :). Agree with much. I also wondered where Cass's costume came from, but eventually noticed she opens a locker in what is labelled the "Contraband Collection Room," and one of the lockers was labelled "The Orphan." I guess both suits were stashed in lockers. The Next Batman should have been the "flagship" of Future State, but was far from it. Some FS stories have actually been good, but not these.

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Quinn reviewed Future State: The Next Batman #4 Feb 17, 2021
4.0

The problem with the "New Batman" is that it doesn't tell us who these characters are. Granted the original Batman didn't get an origin until six months after the character was launched in 1939, but that two-page story told us what we needed to know - why a guy dresses up as a bat to fight crime.

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Future State: The Next Batman #4

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Feb 17, 2021

The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the...guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city.
In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person lo...

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Bats20832 - Feb 19, 2021

The real challenge today's writers need to ask is "what is Batman," not "who is Batman." The motivation is everything. Otherwise, it is just another costumed character. The obsession to refuse to surrender to violent crime, and not BECOME like them - is heart of Batman. Anyone can wear a costume.

fenixalasnegras - Feb 22, 2021

Excellent analysis, that's what I mean, they are so in a hurry to like it and sell that they don't go to the main thing, the story and construction of the character.

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Emma reviewed Future State: The Next Batman #4 Feb 16, 2021
2.0

I don't like the substitution of the batfamily for this batman, a completely corrupt Lucios and they insist on this man. In the end the sales will speak.
The backup story was the only thing I liked to read.

Future State: The Next Batman #4

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Feb 17, 2021

The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the...guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city.
In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person lo...

4.5

Batman has gone from taking down secret societies, running a team composed of literal gods, and even defeating the mother of the multiverse, only to become a hack who can't even turn in two criminals to the police. This is just sad and a waste of potential. The Magistrate is a boring villain and the fact that DC has tried to convince me otherwise is insulting.

Future State: The Next Batman #4

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Feb 17, 2021

The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the...guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city.
In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person lo...

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Bats20832 - Feb 20, 2021

Yes, it doesn't make sense. At least No Man's Land had a rational explanation with federal government making decisions (implausible, but still an explanation). Here we are to just assume USA, U.S Constitution, rest of nation/world, all other heroes, just going to ignore Magistrate, with no explanation - as you say, it's just lazy and doesn't make sense- especially in connected 21st century. If some sci-fi plot of removing cities like Brainiac's Convergance, at least explanation; here they shrug.

Onomatopoeia - Feb 21, 2021

It was the sheer hypocrisy for me. The Magistrate is literally doing what Batman did in Kingdom Come, only they're getting paid for it. I've yet to see the real damage they're doing to Gotham other than rounding up the vigilantes. If we're going off of the Harley Quinn Future State, then they've actually made some progress in rounding up and reforming villains. All we have to go on is that Batman says they're bad, so they must be bad.

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