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Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jan 23, 2019

WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead...or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy...but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? ...

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bcgocubs reviewed Batman #63 Jan 27, 2019
7.5

I dont have a problem with King taking his time. He simply takes a different approach to writing comics than others. His stories are meant to be immersive and they read more like a long term novel. There is nothing wrong with that and people should cut him some slack for trying something different. That being said, I understand why some would not like his style. It can stretch your patience and more

Batman #63

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jan 23, 2019

There are strange goings-on in the dark alleys of Gotham City, mysteries that will require a different skill set than the Caped Crusader's if he's going to stop the whole city from succumbing to the darkness. John Constantine, the Hellblazer, is a person with just those skills-but after the events of "The Witching Hour," is Constantine in any condi...

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Talon1load - Jan 27, 2019

Since he is making a product for a consumer, he should maybe change his style to fit their wants instead of expecting others to change how they view his style.

bcgocubs reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #2 Jan 26, 2019
7.5

The story and characters remain fascinating but something felt a little off this issue. Just a little too cringey and hammy for me. I understand that's kind of the point but much of the dialogue felt forced. Snyder's prose at the beginning was brilliant though.

The Batman Who Laughs #2

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jan 16, 2019

After the shocking ending of issue #1, a ticking clock sets Batman on a trail throughout the different realities of the Multiverse. He starts to see all the iterations of his life, and what could have been...but more importantly, Bruce Wayne begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong, and that all the mistakes he's made are somehow con...

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bcgocubs reviewed Martian Manhunter #2 Jan 12, 2019
8.5

The story direction is interesting. It's also REALLY REALLY wierd.

Martian Manhunter #2

By: Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Return to Mars in the days before its doom to see the love affair of J'onn and M'yri'ah...and a Martian coming-of-age ritual you'll NEVER forget! All of these painful memories J'onn carries with him to his new life on Earth...but first he's gotta survive the pain of a car crash, being set on fire and accidentally revealing his true form to his dete...

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bcgocubs reviewed Batman #62 Jan 12, 2019
8.0

This issue is out of place and it's annoying to see the main storyline take such a long time.

But, personally, I felt that this issue was excellent. It was an inner look into Batman's psyche like nothing I had read before and the art was phenomenal. The art added much more to the atmosphere than other art I usually see.

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Batman #62

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Now features the Story solicited for #61 written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads. The Eisner-winning creative team behind MISTER MIRACLE is back together as artist Mitch Gerads rejoins the Bat team for a special issue! Professor Pyg is loose in Gotham, and you know that means things are going to get weird... and bloody!

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bcgocubs rated Justice League #15 Jan 12, 2019
8.5

Justice League #15

By: James Tynion IV, Jim Cheung
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Hawk fight! Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl clash with Shayera Hol (also a Hawkgirl) when the League trio tries to break into a secret vault deep within Thanagar Prime-and the feathers are gonna fly! Speaking of secrets, M.M. learns one about himself and Lex Luthor, as related to him by the Martian Keep, guardian of all Martian wisdom...

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bcgocubs rated Justice League #14 Jan 12, 2019
8.5

Justice League #14

By: James Tynion IV, Jim Cheung
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Let's take a trip to "Hawkworld" in part one of a new Totality-related storyline! Martian Manhunter, John Stewart and Hawkgirl avoided "Drowned Earth" with a detour to Thanagar-Prime: J'onn looks to tap into the ancient Martian mental database, GL struggles while practicing his new UV powers, and Kendra searches for answers about her connection to ...

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bcgocubs reviewed Batman #61 Dec 20, 2018
5.5

I really enjoy this new character a lot. I think he has an excellent backstory and unique attributes that would make him a villain that really stands out. I give King credit for creating this excellent twist on the Batman mythos.

But it's hard to enjoy take seriously when you have a whole issue that basically rehashes what has already been told. Essentially, all this issue does is gi more

Batman #61

By: Tom King, Travis Moore
Released: Dec 19, 2018

What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrates his own parents' deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with Nightwing artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror fr...

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DC Stuff - Dec 21, 2018

It's not so original, the story is pretty much a RIP off of hush

bcgocubs reviewed Batman #60 Dec 19, 2018
8.0

Not an amazing issue or anything but I felt it was a solid evolution of the character. The story starts to acknowledge that Batman has been acting so callous and out of character. People are starting to realize that he isn't quite right. King has created this development on purpose as part of this arc, he is just doing so very slowly. In my opinion this is an interesting step for the character more

Batman #60

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Batman takes on a new partner, and it's...the Penguin? After rejecting Bane's crime-boss co-op, Cobblepot finds himself in the crosshairs of some very teed-off villains. The feathered felon turns to his old foe to snitch on Bane's scheme, but has to prove his intentions to avoid a Bat-beatdown. Along the way, this Gotham odd couple begins to bond-c...

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bcgocubs rated Batman #59 Dec 19, 2018
7.5

Batman #59

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 21, 2018

Caught between Batman and his unseen enemy, the Penguin has to think on his feet to avoid being taken down by either side. If he chooses one way, he goes to jail; if he chooses the other, he ends up dead. Then again, the choice seems obvious. Is Batman ready for a new kind of avian sidekick?

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bcgocubs reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #1 Dec 13, 2018
9.5

Perfect intro to a title that hopefully follows suit. The Joker part at the end was a bit forced though. We are also introduced to yet another batman, this one is called "The Grim Knight". He's basically just Batman with guns. Maybe they'll make another one called "The Happy Knight" or "The Good Knight" (see what I did there :/) for a change. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this immensely.

The Batman Who Laughs #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of ...

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bcgocubs reviewed Batman Annual #3 Dec 13, 2018
8.0

Solid story, but not amazing. The best thing about the story is the fact that it is told from Alfred's perspective for a change. Both character portrayals are spot on, rather than King whose characters seem to always undergo an identity crisis. The story is not tangential and meandering either, which is a wonderful departure from current batman stories. That being said, nothing really stood ou more

Batman Annual #3

By: Tom Taylor, Otto Schmidt
Released: Dec 12, 2018

"THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PENNY!" Alfred Pennyworth has been Batman's most trusted ally and confidant since the Dark Knight first hit the streets of Gotham City. Now, witness Batman's battle for justice from Alfred's perspective and learn how harrowing that journey has been as Batman experiences one of the worst nights Gotham City has ever seen-a nigh...

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bcgocubs rated Amazing Spider-Man #10 Dec 11, 2018
8.5

Amazing Spider-Man #10

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Nov 28, 2018

• There's been a major theft the likes of which we've never seen and for once, The Black Cat didn't do it.
•  But Spider-Man might need the help of his once-foe-once-friend-once-crime-boss Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat!
Rated T

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bcgocubs rated Amazing Spider-Man #9 Dec 11, 2018
8.0

Amazing Spider-Man #9

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Nov 14, 2018

• There's been a major theft the likes of which we've never seen and for once, The Black Cat didn't do it.
•  But Spider-Man might need the help of his once-foe-once-friend-once-crime-boss Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat!
Rated T

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bcgocubs reviewed The Terrifics Annual #1 Dec 11, 2018
9.0

First story was alright but the last to in my opinion really topped off this issue well. Three solid, self-contained stories that kind of had 50's sci-fi overtones (bodysnatchers, cavemen, proms, etc.). The one with Java was my favorite, it was hilarious. This might actually be my favorite annual I've read this year, surprising enough.

The Terrifics Annual #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 31, 2018

It's three startling Terrifics tales, kicking off with a deadly nightmare at Stagg Manor! When a plot to steal Plastic Man's powers goes awry, the Terrifics' new home and everyone in it are at the mercy of stealthy plastic monsters. Looks like Sapphire picked the wrong day to host a Halloween dance for her Stagg Industries internship program! Next ...

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bcgocubs reviewed Justice League #13 Dec 6, 2018
9.5

Superb, suspenseful and action-packed issue. Possibly the best single issues of this series yet. These Legion of Doom Issues are just as good as the regular Justice League ones. This is becoming a phenomenal series, now if I just didn't have to wait so long for this Perpetua chick to show up.

Justice League #13

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Dec 5, 2018

It's on-the Totality will totally total the Multiverse! What could possibly go wrong when the Legion of Doom gets their hands on it? Plus, what is the connection between JUSTICE LEAGUE and the new BATMAN WHO LAUGHS miniseries from Scott Snyder and Jock?

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bcgocubs reviewed The Freeze #1 Dec 6, 2018
7.5

Decent enough but the story lacks immersion. Characters kind of just go with the flow and act differently than you'd think. Still has promise and an interesting concept though.

The Freeze #1

By: Dan Wickline, Phil Sevy
Released: Dec 5, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE! The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event... all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now with the fate of the world in his hands, he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved?

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bcgocubs reviewed Action Comics #1000 Nov 16, 2018
9.0

An excellent oversized-issue that is worth the extra material it takes up as well as the extra price (I'm looking at you Marvel). Well done DC!

Action Comics #1000

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Apr 18, 2018

Retailers: This issue will ship with ten covers. Please see the order form for details.
Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man ...

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bcgocubs reviewed Catwoman #5 Nov 16, 2018
8.5

Maybe I just don't remember this story as much as the next guy but I really enjoyed this issue. Yes, I admit that it is a slower pace than most, but the story and characterization are excellent. The villain is truly evil. She is the world's worst wife and mother not to mention also the ugliest one out there too. There's also multiple things going on which tie together in the end. In that way, more

Catwoman #5

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Nov 14, 2018

A secret hideout is supposed to be just that-secret. So how did her new villain's criminal crew know where to plant an explosive in Selina's new pad? As if that blow-up weren't bad enough, the cops come calling and arrest Selina for murder. Locked up without bail, Catwoman finds that she isn't very popular in jail, and must fight the other inmates ...

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bcgocubs reviewed Uncanny X-Men #1 Nov 15, 2018
5.0

Am I missing something here? I mean, I'll be honest, the issue wasn't bad, but for $7.99? Come on! If every other issue you put out is a cash grab, at least make it worth my while. What I got was unengaging writing on top of an admittedly interesting plot that was stretched out too thin, even when it took up only half the book. What was in the other half? It ended up being some sort of weird more

Uncanny X-Men #1

By: Ed Brisson, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Nov 14, 2018

THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be...their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew...

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bcgocubs reviewed Mister Miracle #12 Nov 15, 2018
9.0

I don't think Tom King is capable of a normal ending... But it works here. We finally get the answer to why there are all those "Darkseid Is" panels and weird "glitches" throughout the story. And while the answer is predictable, it is still satisfying nonetheless and a unique ending to an expertly written story.

What is also special is how Scott approaches the subject at the end of th more

Mister Miracle #12

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Nov 14, 2018

It'll be a miracle if you can get through this mind-bending conclusion with your sanity intact! After his epic battle with Darkseid, Scott Free sees life a whole new way: he's the new Highfather of New Genesis, and he's madly in love with his wife and child. But what if it's all a lie? Did Mister Miracle really escape death way back in issue #1? No...

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bcgocubs reviewed Justice League #11 Nov 8, 2018
8.5

Great follow up issue! This kind of series is just impossible not to like. The scope is amazing and the story has plenty of plot twists and threads. Batman looks kind of ridiculous in his Hoverround chair but I digress so does Jarro and he's impossible not to like so who am I to complain.

Justice League #11

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Nov 7, 2018

"DROWNED EARTH" part two! The Justice League is scattered across the Seven Seas, pursued by the Ocean Lords and their army of alien mercenaries and constantly at risk of turning into fish monsters. You know, just a day at the beach. Their only hope lies in the crippled Aquaman, who believes the road to victory lies in unleashing equally vengeful go...

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bcgocubs reviewed Batman #58 Nov 8, 2018
8.5

A good return to form for the series. I'll have to wait to see how long it lasts, but this is good solid writing in my opinion. It has a complex plot and interesting details as well as excellent artwork as always from Mikel Janin. The one complain I would have is that I'm too dumb to understand the poem at the end of the story (turns out its an obscure Shakespeare poem) and so that was a bit fr more

Batman #58

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 7, 2018

The Dark Knight waddles into a turf war with the Penguin! Still reeling from the attacks on his Bat-Family and reputation, the Caped Crusader looks to track down the mysterious operator lurking behind the scenes in Gotham City. As the hunt rages on, Batman runs "a fowl" of Oswald Cobblepot. But the Penguin is on Batman's side for once, and the crim...

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bcgocubs added Charles Soule to their creator watch list Nov 1, 2018
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bcgocubs added Christian Ward to their creator watch list Nov 1, 2018
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bcgocubs added Gerard Way to their creator watch list Nov 1, 2018
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bcgocubs added Scott Snyder to their creator watch list Nov 1, 2018
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bcgocubs added Tom King to their creator watch list Nov 1, 2018
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bcgocubs reviewed Dazzler: X-Song #1 Nov 1, 2018
2.5

This issue can be likened to Justin Bieber. Not only does it involve singing, it is also visually decent to look at. Unfortunately, everything else about it is complete suckage. The writing is extremely cliche and cringy, while the plot is derivative and boring. There's no depth and the annoyance level is hard to bear. Just like Justin Bieber, I couldn't wait for this one to be over.

Dazzler: X-Song #1

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Laura Braga
Released: Jun 6, 2018

DAZZLER ROCKS ON!
The Brooklyn punk scene has never been cooler with DAZZLER's new band taking center stage. But while she's trying to find herself and reconnect to the one thing she's always loved, Dazzler stumbles upon a truly toxic part of the underground punk scene. When a new and violent gang threatens the young Inhuman fans that follow he...

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9.0

Proof that Tom King can write a good Batman story. The art is uniquely awesome.

KITE MAN IS DA REAL MVP!!!!!!!!!

Batman Vol. 4: The War Of Jokes & Riddles

By: Tom King, Clay Mann

The Riddler and The Joker are at war! As the battle rages, the villains of Gotham City are forced to choose side or be caught in the crossfire. As the conflict spreads to every corner of Gotham City, Batman battles back both side's forces, and an unlikely criminal becomes the key to a potential resolution... but is the price of peace too high? Coll...

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