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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #8 Feb 16, 2020
9.0

Gotham Central #8

By: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Released: Jun 11, 2003

Renee Montoya's personal life collides with her professional one when Internal Affairs opens an investigation regarding the Gotham City detective and a murder committed with her very own weapon! "Half a Life" Part 3!

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #7 Feb 16, 2020
8.0

Gotham Central #7

By: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Released: May 14, 2003

With her personal and professional life spiraling out of control, detective Renee Montoya teeters on the edge as she deals with a surprise visit from her brother and confronts her stalker. "Half a Life" Part 2!

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #6 Feb 16, 2020
8.0

Gotham Central #6

By: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Released: Apr 9, 2003

The start of the Eisner Award-winning arc by Greg Rucka by Michael Lark that outs Detective Renee Montoya as a lesbian and turns her whole world upside down! "Half a Life" Part 1 begins here!

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8.0

Green Lantern: Rebirth #6

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

The return of Hal Jordan concludes here! The heroes of the DCU are split, and it may mean doom for some - unless Hal Jordan can accomplish what many believe impossible and lead them to victory!

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8.5

Green Lantern: Rebirth #5

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

In this shocking issue, learn the final fate of Kyle Rayner! And as Hal Jordan's rebirth explodes across the DCU, the JLA continues its epic battle against one of the oldest powers in the Universe. But are the heroes prepared for the return of Hal Jordan, Green Lantern?

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8.0

Green Lantern: Rebirth #4

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

One of the deadliest villains in the DCU returns: Parallax! Things continue to twist and turn for John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kilowog as they come face-to-face with their greatest enemy - the man who destroyed the Green Lanterns. Meanwhile, Green Arrow struggles to find a way to stop Parallax as the JLA, the JSA and the Teen Titans join the fight...

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8.5

Green Lantern: Rebirth #3

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

As his willpower grows, Hal Jordan continues to fight the forces of the Spectre. But is the world ready for him? And what exactly does Hal Jordan's return mean to the Guardian, Ganthet? Plus, Green Arrow makes a startling discovery as a hero from the stars returns!

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8.0

Green Lantern: Rebirth #2

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

The miniseries continues as the JLA guest-stars! Hal Jordan searches for his next role as he pays a visit to his old airfield. But what's happening to Guy Gardner, Coast City and Kilowog? The JLA wants answers... now!

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #5 Feb 3, 2020
8.5

Gotham Central #5

By: Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark
Released: Mar 12, 2003

The dramatic finale of not one but two cases! Detectives Marcus Driver and Romy Chandler have a suspect. But is he the man who murdered little Bonnie Lewis? Meanwhile, the detectives' case against Firebug and his string of arsons in Gotham City hits a surprising bump. The clock is ticking on both cases and this issue's got a twist of an ending. And...

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #4 Feb 3, 2020
8.5

Gotham Central #4

By: Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark
Released: Feb 12, 2003

Romy and Driver continue their investigation into the Lewis kidnapping while the rest of the team tries to track down the arsonist Firebug, who's been setting Gotham aflame! But why isn't the case closed after a tense standoff with Firebug? And how does a murder investigation lead back to...a Batarang?

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #3 Feb 3, 2020
8.5

Gotham Central #3

By: Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark
Released: Jan 29, 2003

A new storyline begins in this gritty look at the non-costumed heroes of Gotham City. With the effects of the GCPD's first adventure still hanging heavy over the squad of Gotham's Major Crimes Unit, Firebug returns to rain terror and flame across the city! Meanwhile, the investigation into the child kidnapping continues.

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #15 Feb 3, 2020
8.5

Gotham Central #15

By: Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark
Released: Jan 15, 2003

"Soft Targets" Finale! The Joker is finally apprehended and behind bars, but is it all just a part of his mad plan and continuing game of cat and mouse between the Clown and Bat? Find out in the conclusion to a story by both GOTHAM CENTRAL writers, Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker!

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #2 Jan 11, 2020
7.5

Gotham Central #2

By: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Released: Dec 25, 2002

The detectives' best lead to solving the murder of one of their own has turned up dead, and time is running out. When they learn the killer's real target, can they even hope to arrive in time?

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #1 Jan 11, 2020
8.5

Gotham Central #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark
Released: Dec 4, 2002

The detectives of Gotham's police force star in their own ongoing series! A tense, driven story begins in rapid fashion with the all-too familiar cry of "officer down"--and the race is on to stop a major Batman villain while solving the crime before the Dark Knight intervenes. But between the emotion of losing one of their own, and the labyrinth of...

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8.0

Star Trek: Year Five #9

By: Jim McCann, Silvia Califano
Released: Dec 18, 2019

After their close call with the Tholian Assembly, the crew of the Enterprise escorts Ayal back to their home planet, only to find a society teetering on the brink of catastrophe. The final voyages of the original five-year mission continue here!

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Valiant Son reviewed Star Trek: Year Five #8 Dec 31, 2019
8.0

Overall, this continues to be an excellent series, but, not for the first time, modern identity politics makes its anachronistic way into the narrative. This undermines the comic as it takes the reader out of the story. There is no way that this kind of thing would have been presented in 1960s Star Trek in this way: it is so heavy-handed. Please, editors, end this nonsense.

Star Trek: Year Five #8

By: Jackson Lanzing, Stephen Thompson
Released: Dec 4, 2019

As a fleet of Tholian vessels closes in, Kirk and the rest of the crew struggle to free the Enterprise from the Tholian Web before it's too late. And with the destruction of the ship hanging in the balance, Bright Eyes will have to make a choice between their human friends or going home. The final voyages of the original mission continue here!

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Valiant Son reviewed Exilium #1 Dec 18, 2019
7.0

A decent opening issue that tells an interesting sci-fi tale. The series gets stronger, although it does feel a little lightweight, and would benefit from a bit more space to fill in some of the background. Sadly, Comicbook Round Up don't have the remaining five issues up to add reviews for.

Exilium #1

By: Ben Slabak, Salo Farias
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Seeking refuge on Earth after their planet has been destroyed, an advanced alien race struggles to settle alongside humanity. Unknowingly leading their oppressors straight to Earth, humanity must quickly form an uneasy alliance with the planet's new inhabitants or all will be lost.

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Valiant Son rated Wild Storm #16 Dec 10, 2019
8.0

Wild Storm #16

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Aug 15, 2018

What was Project Thunderbook? What did John Lynch do to the Thunderbook experimental subjects? Why did he shut it down and scatter them across America? Why isn't Thunderbook subject Gloria Spaulding aging? Why do people act like she's an alien? Well...alien is exactly what they made her at Thunderbook.

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Valiant Son rated Wild Storm #15 Dec 10, 2019
8.0

Wild Storm #15

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Jul 18, 2018

Marc Slayton took his show on the road, as the thing inside him he called the Carer told him to.  But whom is he hunting, and for what purpose? John Lynch is crisscrossing America to warn the other Thunderbook test subjects that IO might have discovered them, but IO might not be the only threat to their lives. The uneasy peace between IO ...

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Valiant Son rated Wild Storm #14 Dec 10, 2019
8.0

Wild Storm #14

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Jun 20, 2018

John Lynch, ex-director of IO, is travelling to America to warn the subjects of his most secret program that the current heads of IO may know about them - what Lynch did to them in Project Thunderbook, how they changed and where they're hiding. He may be a day too late to help Alexandra Fairchild, waiting in the middle of nowhere for people to come...

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8.5

Batman: White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: May 9, 2018

In the extra-sized finale of Sean Murphy's top-selling miniseries, Jack Napier's suspicious seduction of Gotham City comes to its twisted conclusion! With the city on the verge of becoming an icy tomb for the GTO, Batgirl makes a crucial assist and Gordon is forced to reevaluate his judgment of Batman to secure the greater good. As the true Joker's...

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8.0

Batman: White Knight #7

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Apr 4, 2018

This issue, it's Jack versus the Joker! Napier's identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City - but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker. A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO's new mission to redeem the ci...

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7.5

Batman: White Knight #6

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Mar 7, 2018

Gotham City's strongest alliance comes to an end when Gordon's trust in Batman reaches its limit. On the verge of resignation, the commissioner attempts a final act of public service, but an unlikely intervention allows the Dark Knight to fight another day. Meanwhile, Jack's mission takes a hit when his pills lose effect-and under cover of all this...

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8.5

Green Lantern: Rebirth #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver

Green Lantern Hal Jordan was one of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe until tragedy turned him into one of its greatest villains. Today, his soul searches for redemption as the Spectre. But redemption may not be what Jordan himself needs...or wants. The fates of Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and the rest of the Green Lantern mythology...

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Spacey Medicine reviewed Freedom Fighters #10 Nov 2, 2019
4.0

Please end.

Freedom Fighters #10

By: Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows
Released: Oct 23, 2019

Uncle Sam is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore! As revolution takes the nation by storm, the spirit of America is running through Uncle Sam's veins as strongly as it ever has, and he's going to use that boost to take on the whole Nazi army! But is this power and the aid of the Freedom Fighters enough to liberate his great nation an...

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JustCrazy reviewed Family Tree #1 Nov 16, 2019
10

Jeff Lemire = Good story telling

Family Tree #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Phil Hester
Released: Nov 13, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! When an eight-year-old girl literally begins to transform into a tree, her single mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America in a desperate search for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it's too late.
But the farther th...

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Valiant Son rated Ronin Island #6 Nov 17, 2019
7.5

Ronin Island #6

By: Greg Pak, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Hana and Kenichi have been forced down separate paths, but both lead back to the Island. While Hana settles in and learns more about the Shogun's rise to power, Kenichi struggles to survive by himself out in the wastes of the mainland and realizes he might not be the only survivor out there.

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Valiant Son reviewed Ronin Island #5 Nov 16, 2019
7.5

Still a good series with an interesting story, but my irritation at the modern American dialogue remains: it isn't just anachronous it is jarring.

Ronin Island #5

By: Greg Pak, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Hana finds herself facing unexpected challenges as a new leader in the Shogun's army, and Kenichi begins make the perilous journey back to the island... alone.

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8.0

Batman: White Knight #5

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Feb 7, 2018

Jack's mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source-and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier's supercriminal crew once and for all.

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Julian Keller reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 13, 2019
1.0

What a disappointment. Awful misogynistic undertones in the writing for the female characters and a unfortunate regression for X-23 after all the good work done with her for the past few years. This will definitely be the first DoX to get cancelled. Simply ugly.

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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Julian Keller - Nov 13, 2019

Yes. https://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2019/11/fallen-angels-1-review/

Valiant Son - Nov 15, 2019

Ah, so an agenda driven blog says it is misogynistic so it must be true! What arrant nonsense.

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