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6.5

Swamp Thing: New Roots #2

By: Mark Russell, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 29, 2020

Swamp Thing scours the bayou when an old friend goes missing, but all the while, an unexpected enemy is coming for Swamp Thing himself...

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7.0

Green Lantern: Season Two #3

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Apr 29, 2020

Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp continue their master class in comic book entertainment as Hal Jordan remains grounded on Earth by the Young Guardians. But when U.S. Air Force general “Herc” Stone reenlists “Highball” Jordan for a mission to locate his missing pilots, including Hal’s ex Cowgirl, Jordan discovers an alien presence more dange...

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Rascal4Hire rated Aquaman: Deep Dives #3 May 12, 2020
5.0

Aquaman: Deep Dives #3

By: Steve Orlando, Ken V Marion
Released: May 6, 2020

Aquaman and Tempest race to stop an enraged monster that has escaped its magical tomb under the city of New York.

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Rascal4Hire rated Metal Men #6 May 12, 2020
6.5

Metal Men #6

By: Dan DiDio, Shane Davis
Released: May 13, 2020

After Platinum finds out that she is based on a real woman Magnus used to know in college, she sneaks away to search for her human counterpart...and learns the twisted reason for why she "loves" Magnus so much. Meanwhile, back at Magnus Mountain, Nth Metal Man seems to have some bigger plans of his own with someone else from the Dark Multiverse...

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Rascal4Hire rated Lois Lane #10 May 12, 2020
8.0

Lois Lane #10

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: May 13, 2020

Armed with new information about the assassin stalking her, Lois goes on the offensive, while Renee struggles with wielding what may be the most powerful weapon of them all: the truth.

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Rascal4Hire rated Harley Quinn #72 May 12, 2020
1.0

Harley Quinn #72

By: Sam Humphries, Sami Basri
Released: May 13, 2020

Some mysteries just don't want to be solved! As Harley digs deeper into the death of her friend, it becomes clear that there are forces in Los Angeles that don't  want her this close to the truth. Will Harley be broken by the City of Angels, or will she be able to avenge her friend's death? And will she be able to convince Booster Gold that he is...

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8.0

Batman and the Outsiders #12

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: May 6, 2020

Batman goes over the edge! With everything that's happened in Gotham City and Ra's al Ghul's personal attacks on the Dark Knight and his team of Outsiders, Batman lashes out and uses his all his anger and skills to take down Ra's and his new League of Assassins on his own. Will the Outsiders be able to pull him back from his rage-or will they find ...

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5.0

Batman: The Adventures Continue #3

By: Alan Burnett, Ty Templeton
Released: May 6, 2020

Slade Wilson has come to Gotham and that has the Dark Knight suspicious. Robin, however, thinks the swash-buckling mercenary is just here to help. Is Deathstroke a friend or foe and what are his plans for Batman?

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7.0

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #3

By: Amanda Conner, Daniel Sampere
Released: May 6, 2020

Wonder Woman thinks she’s saved the day when she stops an asteroid from crashing into the Earth-but a fragment of it lands near the shores of Gorilla City, unleashing an alien horror upon the unsuspecting simians. Now the Amazing Amazon must stop the creature before the entire gorilla race is destroyed!

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8.0

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #2

By: Amanda Conner, Daniel Sampere
Released: Apr 29, 2020

Wonder Woman must rescue Lois Lane on an expedition to the treacherous mountain K2! Lois is hot on the trail of a missing group of female climbers who are hoping to conquer the peak. But what dangers lurk in k2’s snow-covered caverns – and can Princess Diana keep the Daily Planet’s intrepid reporter safe?

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Rascal4Hire rated Flash #753 May 8, 2020
7.5

Flash #753

By: Joshua Williamson, Brandon Peterson
Released: Apr 29, 2020

In this “Flash Age” interlude, the Fastest Man Alive must find the Reverse-Flash to stop Paradox’s annihilation of the Flash legacy. But catching a time-traveler is extremely difficult, and the Flash’s quest to find Eobard Thawne takes him to tragic moments in time he never thought he’d have to revisit.

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1.0

Batman: Gotham Nights #3

By: Michael Grey, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Apr 29, 2020

Batman is hot on the trail of a series of murders in Brazil, where government officials and various captains of industry have been mysteriously murdered by their own bodyguards. None of the assailants knew each other, but the Bodyguard Murders story went viral. As the Dark Knight starts assembling the pieces of the puzzle, he notices the things all...

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Action Comics #1020 Feb 26, 2020
1.0

Just a mess with a bunch of forced characters and plots. John Romita's art is usually hit or miss. We got a miss here.

Action Comics #1020

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also ...

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Leviathan Dawn #1 Feb 26, 2020
2.0

Excellent art wasted on a boring story. A thriller that offers no thrills or excitement. Also the book is nothing more than an ad for things to come. As I said in other reviews, Bendis stopped caring because none of these stories will matter with the reboot.

Leviathan Dawn #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Exploding out of the pages of the Event Leviathan miniseries, this all-new special blasts the DC Universe into a dangerous and brave new future! With Leviathan arrived, its leader's identity revealed, and its plans known, what happens next? Now the heroes fight back! Leviathan changed the rules of the game, so now's the time for the biggest players...

3.0

I went in this book mostly because I like Tynions writing. But the whole thing feels so forced, the dialogue is stiff and robotic, the plot seems thrown in just as a filler for the art. There's been a considerable decline in the quality of DC's output. I think it's because everyone prepares for 5G and none of these stories will matter in a few months so writers and editors stopped caring.
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Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

By: James Tynion IV, Steve Epting
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also ...

Rascal4Hire reviewed Justice League #41 Feb 19, 2020
2.0

Early to mid 90's DC stuff. I get it that this is a fill in till the reboot but the team could at least try. Sad cause Venditti is a good writer.

Justice League #41

By: Robert Venditti, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Invasion of the Supermen! Eradicator and his strike team sweep across Earth with devastating consequences. The Justice League finds itself battered and overwhelmed by an enemy more powerful than even Superman. Batman and Green Lantern plan a counter assault, but it can't work without the Flash, whose connection to the Speed Force has become unpredi...

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2.0

What started as an exciting series ends in a train wreck. I call bull on the ending, it's so obvious that an editor or intern ghostwrote this. The kissing page was cringy. Yet another DC book that delivers a, unsatisfying non ending.

Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy #6

By: Jody Houser, Adriana Melo
Released: Feb 12, 2020

It's the end of the road for our Gotham City sirens...and the revelation of Poison Ivy's shocking secret will rock you to your core! Will Harley Quinn be able to make the ultimate sacrifice to become the hero she so desperately wants to be? Or will old habits die hard and end Harley and Ivy's friendship forever?

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
3.5

5G is coming and apparently there's not a lot of interest in good stories. Apart from one last page detail it's pretty standard bread and butter DC stuff. Nothing exciting. I originally thought about giving it a 5 but this comes right after an entire run of slow pacing. Tynion needs to ramp it up very fast. Everything feels slow and unexciting.

Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under thei...

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4.0

A very slow start for a book with limited number of issues. It's OK I guess if you like DCEASED but it lacks the plot density of the original book. Art feels plasticky.

DCeased: The Unkillables #1

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019's smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC's hardest villains and an...

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Action Comics #1019 Jan 31, 2020
1.0

- This. This is a trainwreck.
- Which thing is a trainwreck?
- THIS is a trainwreck!
- A trainwreck?
- Yes! A trainwreck..
- I see it now, it's a trainwreck.
- This is what I told you from the start, a trainwreck.
- A trainwreck.

Action Comics #1019

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Jan 29, 2020

One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Stee...

Rascal4Hire reviewed Justice League #39 Jan 31, 2020
1.0

Being a long time fan of JL and Snyder I can say that this is not only disappointing but offensive. It's exactly the same thing DC did with Batman or Event Leviathan. A build up with no ending or resolution that it's only purpose is to sell a different book. It's unfair and "scammy".

The elephant in the room: Editors not doing their job and instead forcing their own opinions.
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Justice League #39

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jan 29, 2020

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says f...

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Batman #86 Jan 8, 2020
5.0

I was expecting this issues for a long time. Unfortunately Batman still fails to deliver. This is a bread and butter issue, nothing really exciting. No strong points. It's definitely better than King's emptiness but for it's price it's not good value for money. I'll give it three more issues but if things don't drastically change to the better, I think this will be my goodbye to the book till the more

Batman #86

By: James Tynion IV, Tony Daniel
Released: Jan 8, 2020

It's a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he's not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything.

Rascal4Hire reviewed Suicide Squad #1 Dec 19, 2019
6.0

Almost good. Not quite there. Hope it gets better.

Suicide Squad #1

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Task Force X-nicknamed the Suicide Squad-unites some of the DCU's unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series yet! The Squad's new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries-and not everyone on either side will make it out back alive! But when the U.S. government's most deniable team of do-...

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Rascal4Hire rated Justice League #38 Dec 19, 2019
8.0

Justice League #38

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Dec 18, 2019

"Justice/Doom War" finale! Lex Luthor is triumphant. Perpetua is back to full power and ready to take on the Multiverse, to bend and twist the whole of existence to suit Doom. Has the Justice League finally come up against a foe they can't defeat? Perpetua is the mother of their universe after all, the original creator. In war, there can only be on...

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8.0

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Gotham City has been remade. Omega reigns supreme. Can Batman finally accomplish what no other hero has and free the world from his dark reflection's shadow? Or is it too late for the recreated Caped Crusader?

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Batman #85 Dec 19, 2019
1.0

I secretly expected Tom King would at least provide something special for the final issue. I'll agree with the majority of reviewers that this was not good. It was not even mediocre. It was bad. The art is really good though. Tom King has some great collaborators who provide the soul of the book and give each issue a lot of value.
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Batman #85

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 18, 2019

The stunning conclusion to "City of Bane" is here! How will Flashpoint Batman be vanquished from our dimension? What will become of Gotham Girl now that she's betrayed all she knows? How will the Bat team cope without Alfred? Will Catwoman stick around? Who will rebuild Gotham City? Is Batman ever going to be Batman again? The event of the summer n...

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myconius - Dec 19, 2019

we are reading the same book. but those high scores must be high off the tom king kool aid.

Detective Chimp - Dec 19, 2019

They are reading his paychecks from DC.

5.0

Red Hood and the Outlaws #40

By: Scott Lobdell, David Messina
Released: Nov 27, 2019

After their first mission in the field, all the Outlaws want is to head back to the Block for some R&R. Unfortunately, no sooner do they get home than they find themselves under assault from Shay Veritas' clones! It's like Night of the Living Duplicates in there, and Red Hood is nowhere to be found. Is he teaching them a dangerous (but hopefully va...

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10

John Constantine: Hellblazer #1

By: Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell
Released: Nov 27, 2019

John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about...

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Rascal4Hire rated Action Comics #1017 Nov 28, 2019
2.5

Action Comics #1017

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Nov 27, 2019

"Invisible War" part one! It's one of the biggest creator reunions in years as writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist John Romita Jr. join forces for the first time since their blockbuster turns on Avengers and Avengers Vs. X-Men. In this issue, it's all-out war on the streets of Metropolis-and at the end of this epic there will be a huge change to...

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Rascal4Hire reviewed Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #3 Nov 28, 2019
1.0

Save your money. Not worth it.

Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #3

By: Neal Adams
Released: Nov 27, 2019

Batman and Robin take to the streets of Gotham City, but who is beneath the cowl and cape of the Dark Knight? Meanwhile, tucked away in a hidden dimension, the real Batman fights for his freedom...and maybe his life!

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