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Zack Anderson reviewed Powers of X #1 Jul 31, 2019
2.5

After House of X, this was boring. Just like old Cable issues, I find it hard to care about new future characters. Also, 10 years between founding and present ignores the fact that it's been at LEAST 14 years Marvel time. This book sucks.

Powers of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jul 31, 2019

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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Zack Anderson - Jul 31, 2019

Moira sums up my final feelings on the issue: "It seems like the type of thing I SHOULD enjoy, and yet... I look around at all these [panels] and know it's just a show for those who need one. A distraction from what's really going on, if you will." What's really going on is they're bringing back Earth-1610 and this is the long setup.

allenquanobi - Aug 1, 2019

That's a cool theory! See that's why I find it interesting, anything can happen in my eyes. But if you r set that that's what's happening then I guess you'd think mystery solved. For me, I like just savoring everything and waiting for next issues

Branden Murray reviewed Powers of X #1 Jul 31, 2019
5.0

X-Men as a whole, despite this relaunch, remains largely inexcessible, and with Hickman now at the helm , and two issues in, to me it seems to remain no different. X fans will eat up the new direction however it's still very much the same flavor . Future timelines and butt hurt humans vs XMen ? I thought this was a relaunch .

Powers of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jul 31, 2019

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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Branden Murray reviewed Batman #74 Jul 13, 2019
2.0

Tom King is awful part #74 ... #11ToGo

Batman #74

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 10, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" concludes with a father-and-son showdown. Flashpoint Batman reveals his fiendish reasoning for dragging Batman into the desert, and who is in the coffin they've been dragging along with them. But is this a step too far? It's Bruce Wayne versus Thomas Wayne for the right to wear the cowl, and all of Gotham City hangs in the...

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Branden Murray reviewed Batman #73 Jun 19, 2019
2.0

Anybody want a 73 issue Batman run plus Annuals ? Very very cheap. I don't want it stinking up my long box anymore .

Batman #73

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 19, 2019

"The Fall and the Fallen" part four! Batman has been defeated by Bane's minions and chased out of Gotham. As a last-ditch effort to save his son from the lonely fate of being Batman, his father from another universe, Thomas Wayne, a.k.a. the Flashpoint Batman, is taking Bruce to the far ends of the Earth to try to give him the one thing that will c...

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NoName97 reviewed Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 24, 2019
8.5

Very good story. But it is to hard to understand for most comics readers, that's why it has so bad raiting.

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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Andrea D’Alò - Apr 30, 2019

Ok.

Darkseid24 - Apr 30, 2019

Batman 68 was a waste, HIC 8 was ok, but nothing groundbreaking or deep character exploration. I mean how? The way the fear gas reacted made zero sense& so did Bruce’s „nightmares“. They didn’t fit his character at all. Writing characters out of character isn’t groundbreaking, it’s just bad writing.

Branden Murray reviewed Batman #62 Jan 9, 2019
2.0

Terrible issue with no forward progress and art some may find enjoyable but hurts the hell out of my eyes personally. King continues to keep the Batman book at a very below average clip.

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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KFuqua reviewed Batman #61 Dec 19, 2018
3.5

Another poor issue from Tom King. Please get him off this book!

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...

Branden Murray dropped Dark Nights: Metal from their pull list Dec 1, 2018

Dark Nights: Metal

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Branden Murray dropped Unbelievable Gwenpool from their pull list Dec 1, 2018

Unbelievable Gwenpool

2015's overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own ongoing series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But they can't be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means...NO CONSEQUENCE...

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Branden Murray dropped Superman (2016) from their pull list Dec 1, 2018

Superman (2016)

"THE SON OF SUPERMAN" chapter one
The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world.
THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in "Batman and Robin" returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.

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Branden Murray dropped Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider from their pull list Dec 1, 2018

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider

One of the most controversial characters in comics has returned - and the controversy has only BEGUN! In the aftermath of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, Ben has a new take on life...and he's not the same Scarlet Spider he was before. Come witness what will be the most talked about comic of the year!
Rated T+

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Branden Murray dropped Old Man Logan (2016) from their pull list Dec 1, 2018

Old Man Logan (2016)

Fifty years from now, Logan -- the man who no longer calls himself Wolverine -- will have endured many atrocities: The Marvel Universe's villains will have banded together and rid the world of its heroes. Logan's closest friend, Hawkeye, will have been murdered in cold blood right before his eyes. And driven mad by the same radiation that gave him ...

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Branden Murray dropped Injustice 2 from their pull list Dec 1, 2018

Injustice 2

The all-new prequel to the highly anticipated Injustice 2 video game begins here! Original INJUSTICE writer Tom Taylor continues the story from the hit series INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US. Superman is imprisoned, and it’s up to Batman to put the world back together. But with Superman’s iron-fisted regime eliminated, other forces rise up to fill the...

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Branden Murray dropped Action Comics (2016) from their pull list Dec 1, 2018

Action Comics (2016)

PATH TO DOOM Chapter One
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrows newest protector: Lex Luthor. But its not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected the new Clark Kent! DONT MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue! NOW SHIPPING TWICE MONTHLY!

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Branden Murray liked this:
4.0

Passionless, underdeveloped, and incomplete. That is how this entire mini-series felt. It has cool character designs and really that is it. The spoiler at the end would have actually been more interesting without this series having existed.

The Immortal Men #6

By: James Tynion IV, Tyler Kirkham
Released: Sep 12, 2018

The Immortal Men are supposed to be a secret world-saving organization. But that cat will be out of the bag if they can't stop the Infinite Woman and her brood of Bloodless soldiers, commanded by the Kill! And as the fight spills out into the greater DC Universe, which classic DC hero will rise to seek the answer to the unanswerable question: Who a...

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daddyT reviewed The Immortal Men #6 Sep 14, 2018
7.0

it has not yet really pulled me in, but... it isn't terrible yet. now that they are revealed to the world, it will be interesting to see how the baddies react to the Justice League, etc.

from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 7.
+1 because: some small pull.

The Immortal Men #6

By: James Tynion IV, Tyler Kirkham
Released: Sep 12, 2018

The Immortal Men are supposed to be a secret world-saving organization. But that cat will be out of the bag if they can't stop the Infinite Woman and her brood of Bloodless soldiers, commanded by the Kill! And as the fight spills out into the greater DC Universe, which classic DC hero will rise to seek the answer to the unanswerable question: Who a...

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Branden Murray - Sep 15, 2018

Books cancelled Justice League tiein was a lame cliffhanger

Branden Murray rated Batman #52 Aug 1, 2018
3.5

Batman #52

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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Branden Murray dropped Spider-Man (2016) from their pull list Nov 29, 2017

Spider-Man (2016)

Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he'll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it's not all fun and games for New York City's main...

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Branden Murray dropped Spider-Man (2016) from their pull list Nov 28, 2017

Spider-Man (2016)

Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he'll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it's not all fun and games for New York City's main...

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Branden Murray dropped Detective Comics (2016) from their pull list Nov 28, 2017

Detective Comics (2016)

RISE OF THE BATMEN Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. Its up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain...

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Branden Murray dropped Mark Millar from their creator watch list Nov 28, 2017
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Branden Murray dropped Rob Williams from their creator watch list Nov 28, 2017
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Branden Murray dropped Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye from their pull list Nov 28, 2017

Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye

Cave Carson has done it all: survived countless adventures below the Earth's surface, met the love of his life, and gotten a cybernetic eye...somehow. After he and his wife, Eileen, sent their only daughter Chloe off to college, Cave was ready to become just another mundane member of the surface world. That is, until Eileen got sick. Newly widowed,...

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Branden Murray dropped All-Star Batman from their pull list Nov 28, 2017

All-Star Batman

"My Own Worst Enemy" part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight's greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Eve...

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Branden Murray dropped Flash (2016) from their pull list Nov 28, 2017

Flash (2016)

"LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE" chapter one
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well...you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts-but just where did this amazing new friend come from?
FLASH FACT: "2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming ...

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Branden Murray dropped Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) from their pull list Nov 28, 2017

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016)

The Parker family is web-slinging and wall-crawling their way into your hearts and into comic shops later this year! Life is good for Peter Parker and Mary Jane; their daughter Annie is their pride and joy, they're both working and (barely) making ends meet, they're keeping the streets of New York City safe from super villains...you know, normal fa...

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Branden Murray added Dark Nights: Metal to their pull list Sep 12, 2017

Dark Nights: Metal

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Melkor reviewed Batman #30 Sep 7, 2017
3.0

FUCK OFF Tom King! STAY Clay Mann!

Batman #30

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN" part two! In our second "War of Jokes and Riddles" interlude, it's the making of a super-villain! He's been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman-now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He's lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

Branden Murray liked this:
6.5

The comedy that made me fall in love with the first two issues was mostly absent here. Instead the focus is on this Kingpin plot which isn't particularly original. Kubert's art is mostly pretty good though some panels appear messy. I'm probably going to drop this for now unless I hear about a massive improvement in the future.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Aug 23, 2017

• Spider-Man and the Human Torch are following a trail of terrifying tech, and the trail takes them to... WILSON FISK?!
•  The former Kingpin of Crime is still quite a force to be reckoned with...but what is HIS connection to all this?
Rated T

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daddyT - Aug 25, 2017

wow... 43 jokes in this issue alone, and... the comedy wasn't there for you? wow, you and I are very different.

Branden Murray dropped Doom Patrol (2016) from their pull list Aug 23, 2017

Doom Patrol (2016)

  The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of t...

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