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Valiant Son reviewed Blade Runner: 2019 #1 May 19, 2020
8.0

Strong and interesting opening to this faithful new Blade Runner series.

Blade Runner: 2019 #1

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Jul 17, 2019

In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran Blade Runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire's wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes... An all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, American Gods), with longtime co-w...

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Valiant Son reviewed Divinity #4 Apr 30, 2020
6.0

Well, I've finally finished this four issue series and it has only taken me seven weeks to do so. Yes, that's how interested and excited I was! What a load of pretentious nonsense.

When I heard about Divinty, I thought it sounded really interesting, and as a big fan of Joshua Dysart's Harbinger series, I was keen to try some other Valiant titles. This one failed to live up to the enormo more

Divinity #4

By: Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine
Released: May 27, 2015

This is it! The mind-bending, reality-altering reveal of what happened to turn a long-lost Russian cosmonaut into the godlike being known as DIVINITY!

But there are some things even gods can't do - a lesson that DIVINITY may not learn easily. Can the super-powered heroes of the world contain the rage of a mad god? The earth-shattering conc...

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Michaelbn reviewed Gotham High #1 Apr 8, 2020
1.0

Let's make Batman Chinese because I'm from Eastern Asia. Wut?

Gotham High #1

By: Melissa De La Cruz, Thomas Pitilli
Released: Apr 1, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took-even destroy the ones they love-to satisfy their own motives.
Aft...

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Valiant Son - Apr 22, 2020

Then you are misreading the review. The reviewer is unhappy with the unnecessary and pointless changes made because the author has Chinese ancestry so she made the lead character Chinese. This is not that the reviewer dislikes Chinese people. Your argument is still a strawman.

RedKSuperman - Apr 23, 2020

The author admits she knows nothing about Batman and has no intent of learning...Yeah that attitude should go over real well with fans. If she wanted to write this sort of book fine, but don't slap the Batman title on it.

Valiant Son reviewed V For Vendetta #2 Apr 13, 2020
9.5

Multi-layered and complex, as may well be expected. This certainly isn't a comfortable read, but it is a thought-provoking and intelligent one.

V For Vendetta #2

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

V continues his crusade against the tyrannical government of Great Britain, bombing another prominent building and attacking a Bishop. As Evey grows more comfortable with the vigilante, she falls deeper into his plot.

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #11 Apr 13, 2020
8.5

Gotham Central #11

By: Ed Brubaker, Brian Hurtt
Released: Sep 10, 2003

Meet Stacy, the only civilian member of the Major Crimes Unit and the only person in Gotham allowed to activate the Bat Signal--a seemingly simple task that actually deeply affects Stacy's emotional life. Featuring guest art by QUEEN & COUNTRY'S Brian Hurtt!

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Valiant Son reviewed Strayed #5 Apr 7, 2020
2.0

What a massive disappointment! After four solid and engaging issues, the final part is the comic book equivalent of a photo montage scene. How many splash pages? I am staggered that this was what was served up: one of the most egregious examples of failing to deliver a proper conclusion to a story that I can remember (in any medium).

It is now clear that Carlos Giffoni didn't actually more

Strayed #5

By: Carlos Giffoni, Juan Doe
Released: Dec 18, 2019

A map home. The final frontier is our minds.

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Valiant Son rated Strayed #4 Apr 7, 2020
8.0

Strayed #4

By: Carlos Giffoni, Juan Doe
Released: Nov 20, 2019

An explosive development makes Premier Peely's dreams a palpable reality. Lou struggles with illness as the world around him falls into total disarray.

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Valiant Son rated Strayed #3 Apr 7, 2020
8.0

Strayed #3

By: Carlos Giffoni, Juan Doe
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Lou's cosmic adventures lead him to a survivor of a terrible galactic war. Beyond tales of past woe, this new ally seems to hold the key to future peace. Meanwhile, Premier Peely takes further steps to advance his sinister plans of galactic domination.    

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Valiant Son reviewed Berserker Unbound #4 Apr 6, 2020
9.5

A beautiful end to a stunningly drawn, and masterfully written mini-series. Lemire and Deodato Jr. have created a wonderful piece of character work that is something of a fish out of water in the American comic book industry (rather like Berserker is in the comic). This could easily fit into European comics.

I loved this story, and hope that more is to come.

Berserker Unbound #4

By: Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato
Released: Nov 6, 2019

Followed by a powerful enemy from his own dimension, fearsome warrior the Mongrel King must protect himself and the new friend he's made-and find his way back home.

From the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeff Lemire, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin comes this urban warrior fantasy series!
  

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Valiant Son reviewed Divinity #3 Mar 29, 2020
7.0

A moderate improvement. At least I actually felt some connection to some of the characters, which is something at least.

Divinity #3

By: Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Apr 22, 2015

The sci-fi saga of 2015 continues - from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)!

A being with the power of a god roams free in the Australian Outback, bringing life to the barren wasteland and making him a hero to natives who live there and the visitors that have s...

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Valiant Son reviewed Divinity #2 Mar 12, 2020
6.5

More of the same from last issue.

Divinity #2

By: Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Mar 18, 2015

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine unleash an all-new chapter of the year's most powerful science fiction saga! Can the world withstand its first confrontation with a being of god-like proportions?

A Soviet cosmonaut - seemingly imbued with the powers of a god - has taken up residence in th...

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Valiant Son reviewed Divinity #1 Mar 12, 2020
6.5

Off to a shaky start with pseudo-intellectual witterings and a poor structure.

Divinity #1

By: Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Feb 11, 2015

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union - determined to win the Space Race at any cost - green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that...changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the...

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Valiant Son reviewed DMZ #5 Mar 12, 2020
8.0

Overall this series is good, but the colouring is terrible. It is far too dark in the majority of panels and completely obscures the line work. I appreciate that the colourist was trying to convey tone and mood, but when you can't see what is actually happening in a significant number of panels, then they just got it wrong.

DMZ #5

By: Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli
Released: Mar 15, 2006

After a few weeks of covering day-to-day life in the DMZ, Matty finally gets his first big news break: an interview with a notorious local tribal boss. However, when Matty arrives to the interview, who he finds sitting next to the crime boss could make for an even bigger scoop.

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Valiant Son rated DMZ #4 Mar 12, 2020
9.0

DMZ #4

By: Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli
Released: Feb 8, 2006

Left to his own devices in war-torn Manhattan, Matty stumbles into Central Park, where he comes face to face with a crew of armed and dangerous environmentalists. Are these the mysterious "Ghosts" who protect the once beautiful park, or is Matty at the mercy of a gang of psychotic tree-huggers?

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Valiant Son rated DMZ #3 Mar 12, 2020
8.0

DMZ #3

By: Brian Wood
Released: Jan 11, 2006

During a surprise attack on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Matty is captured by the government army who plan on taking him out of the DMZ. However, when he inadvertently winds up on the wrong side of a shoot-out, he once again finds himself alone in a warzone, only this time without his trusty "tour guide," Zee.

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Valiant Son rated DMZ #2 Mar 12, 2020
8.0

DMZ #2

By: Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli
Released: Dec 14, 2005

With the horrors of the previous day's events still resonating in his head, Zee takes Matty on a walking tour of war-torn Manhattan, where he sees both the tragedy and triumph of daily life in the DMZ. However, the experience is short-lived as Matty gets his first news "scoop"... one that may ultimately silence this rogue reporter.

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Valiant Son reviewed Stumptown #4 Mar 12, 2020
8.5

A solid conclusion to the story, although perhaps lacking a little of the punch of the opening issue

Stumptown #4

By: Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth
Released: Sep 1, 2010

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Valiant Son rated DMZ #1 Mar 12, 2020
8.0

DMZ #1

By: Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli
Released: Nov 9, 2005

Welcome to America's Second Civil War...

Matty Roth, a naive young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to fin...

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Valiant Son rated V For Vendetta #1 Mar 8, 2020
9.0

V For Vendetta #1

By: Alan Moore, David Lloyd

In a post-nuclear world, Great Britain has emerged as a Fascist state. When young Evey Hammond is saved by a mysterious masked stranger, she is pulled into his quest to fight back and overthrow the government.

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #10 Mar 8, 2020
8.5

Gotham Central #10

By: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Released: Jul 16, 2003

Greg Rucka's Eisner Award-winning story "Half a Life" concludes! Finally confronted with the man behind her the chaos in her life--from her outing as a lesbian to her murder charges--how will Renee Montoya react? Guest starring the Batman!

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Valiant Son rated Gotham Central #9 Mar 8, 2020
9.0

Gotham Central #9

By: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Released: Jul 16, 2003

The penultimate chapter in Greg Rucka's Harvey Award-winning story arc, Josie Mac joins the cast of GOTHAM CENTRAL as both sides of Renee Montoya's life comes crashing down! "Half a Life" Part 4!

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Valiant Son reviewed Stumptown #3 Mar 8, 2020
8.5

The story takes a little bit of a dip with the third issue; this one feels a little bit like there isn't enough story for the issue. Nonetheless, it is still very good.

Stumptown #3

By: Greg Rucka
Released: Apr 28, 2010

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Valiant Son reviewed Stumptown #2 Mar 3, 2020
9.5

The opening issue was great, and with #2, Greg Rucka continues to deliver a wonderful crime comic. The writing is sharp, witty and delivers individual voices to each of the characters. Matthew Southworth's artwork is also strong, although perhaps not quite up there with Michael Lark's work on Gotham Central (which it is very reminiscent of).

Everyone who likes crime comics should read more

Stumptown #2

By: Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth
Released: Jan 6, 2010

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Valiant Son reviewed Stumptown #1 Feb 28, 2020
9.5

A perfectly pitched opening issue. Rucka's script is clever and funny, and allows for Dex to emerge as a genuine character: not just a plot cipher. I'm interested in both the mystery and the lives of Dex and her younger brother.

Stumptown #1

By: Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth
Released: Nov 4, 2009

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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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