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Bleemak reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
3.0

Eh. Just eh.

Reverse flashbacks might sound very artistic and deep. It actually makes it a bit more jarring, especially since I don't remember Flashpoint so well. So if someone wants to enjoy this issue more, you need to read Thomas bits backwards.

So, we finally got a Thomas backstory. In a penultimate issue of King's run. There wasn't any better place to put this? Like, aft more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Bleemak - Dec 4, 2019

IMO, King has been stumbling since issue 50

myconius - Dec 4, 2019

yeah. everything since 50 has been a mess. ....i'd even go as far as to say he was in trouble even as far back as his first arc.

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GMan97 reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.0

Batman has become a parody of a book. I'm very suspicious of the perfect reviews it gets from some reviewers.

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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myconius - Dec 4, 2019

agreed! i've been saying this for a long long time!

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JBL Reviews reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
3.5

King is really asking a lot by giving us so little story progression each issue

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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myconius - Dec 4, 2019

because he had no plan. he's just stalling. waiting for this all to be over. he's a fraud.

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.5

I see no reedeeming qualities here. Not one. Everything in this issue is just bad - writing is awful, dialogues, the very little there is, are even worse, which is nothing new in this series, art is bad, story is pretty much nonexistent. Aside from maybe two pages, every panel is a retrospective of Thomas' life, but it... sucks. It lacks any real depth and emotional weigth for us to truly care abo more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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myconius - Dec 4, 2019

i strongly feel that Tom King had no idea what he wanted to do with all the issues that DC gave hime for Batman. he's just been treading water trying to figure out something "epic". but instead he embarrassed himself with this hot mess. it's about time the fraud finally had all this blow up in his face.

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Quinn reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
2.0

I don't know what linear story telling did to King as a child, but it must be terrible. Because King just refuses to tell a story in linear order.

Apparently Thomas Wayne's whole motivation is that he fell in love with the Selina Kyle of his world and he wants Bruce to, in some sort of weird psycho-sexual transference thing, seal the deal.

Apparently Martha Joker killed Selin more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Quinn - Dec 4, 2019

Above sentence should read "vibe" not vice.

Detective Chimp - Dec 6, 2019

The story of #84 is crystal clear. Thomas gets laid with flashpoint Selina giving him a new hope and sense for his life after the death of his son and his jokerized wife (killed by himself). He even stop killing the rogues but the Selina dies fighting crime on his side and the darkness backs to the hearth of Thomas and when he realize Bruce is repeating his own story he decides to step and "save" his boy. That's the story and I think is easy to understand. Now when comes to like or dislike this issue #84 is up to you. I liked it but I understand if others don't. I think King's Run overall is terrible but this issue was very interesting for me.

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
2.0

Ugh, you know I have to get a pesky wisdom tooth extracted today and I think that will be at least 5 times better than this issue. His "explanations" aren't explanations. This is just shitty. "Thomas Wayne is an asshole because... he's always been an asshole." My mind is blown. We knew that Thomas Wayne was an asshole, we didn't need most of this. And again, what happened with Booster? He told Bat more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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YourGreenMuse - Dec 5, 2019

Thanks. It went really smoothly. It didn't take as long as reading this issue did and was virtually painless. So, I was right.

myconius - Dec 5, 2019

hahahaha! too funny! glad to hear it went smoothly.

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RBL reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
3.0

Not gonna lie, whatever this was, good isn't it.

Using the word "earlier" for every panel makes it feel incredibly messy, and as we're talking about a character from an entirely different Earth it muddles it even further. I'd say there would have to be a better way to indicate where and when things happened but simply "earlier" is not it.

While I can't recall the Flashpoint s more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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DC Stuff reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.0

Another issue trying to retroactively show that there was always a story here when it is obvious that King was too lazy to do anything of the sort and needed these last dozen or so issues to cover his own tracks. We were supposed to get the answers to Thomas Wayne, but I guess it's the questions that King didn't understand, namely, how was there a Flashpoint timeline for him to come from and why more

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Canada_Comic_Guy - Dec 5, 2019

Isn't there some kind of editor that has to stop this crap from happening? I want a refund.

Darkseid24 - Dec 5, 2019

Putting in quotes from writers can be good, I actually like that, but in Kings story it feels out of place.

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myconius reviewed Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.0

Tom King HAS to be making this S**T up as he goes!!!

the bozo probably had NO idea what he wanted to to for this run, NO PLAN...

just a lot of pretentious hot air!!!

F**K YOU, Tom King!!!
take this miserable pathetic excuse of a Batman run, and stick it right up your A**!!!!!

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

Russellmaniaxxx rated Batman #84 Dec 4, 2019
1.0

Batman #84

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 4, 2019

"City of Bane" chapter eleven! The end is near as one victory leads to another defeat. As Batman reclaims his city from Bane, can he regain his sense of family? More specifically, when a man who is your father from another dimension has torn everything down around you, what will it take to build it back up? Especially when that man is currently sta...

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Batman #79 Sep 22, 2019
2.0

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
3.5

This and the previous issue should have been one comic. It's fascinating how King manages to stretch even so boring an shallow arcs, despite his run being cut short 15 issues from planned 100.
This issue is like listening to Tomi Lahren or any other propagandist, you name them. You see the mouth moving, but you don't hear anything of value or substance coming out of it. It's just nonsensical more

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019
3.0

Using entire issues to get across a single bit of information is a quintessential example of decompression. Last issue, I thought we had the reconciliation, but I guess we still didn't, since the end of this issue pretty much mirrors the last. Except now they explain that peculiar meeting problem that we all thought was Doomsday Clock/Rebirth related, but nope it was just some poetic bullshit that more

Batman #79

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 18, 2019

In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over...but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?

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Darkseid24 - Oct 4, 2019

Am I The only one, who doesn’t care at all about whether Batman is happy or not? He should just fight crime& concentrate on that. If I want to see love stories I watch Vampire Diaries.

Anotherfan - Oct 7, 2019

I don't think you are but that doesn't mean everybody does.

Russellmaniaxxx rated Powers of X #2 Aug 16, 2019
10

Powers of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 14, 2019

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Batman #76 Aug 7, 2019
2.0

Batman #76

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 7, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't w...

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myconius reviewed Batman #76 Aug 7, 2019
1.5

Tom King just has no idea how to tell a story.
his "plots" are all over the place and incoherent.

Tom King also does not understand nor does he respect any of the characters within the DCU.

him being one of the main writers is a major reason why DC Comics is in so much trouble right now..

DC should just change the companies name to 'The Titanic'.
that wo more

Batman #76

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 7, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't w...

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myconius - Aug 8, 2019

AH! if Snake was in charge, they'd be number 1 in the industry!!! ..no. i definitely don't think DC will be closing up shop any time soon. but this tightening of the belt does have me worried. laying off Mark Chiarello was a major loss. and i really feel that taking away Swamp Thing, Hellblazer and Animal Man away from Vertigo with the new52 was a huge mistake. i just hope they don't end print and phase into digital. as much as i may complain about clutter, i love my books and comics.

egon244 - Aug 8, 2019

"I love my books and comics". I can get behind that.

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Darkseid24 reviewed Batman #76 Aug 7, 2019
2.0

I didn’t like this issue& I can’t understand how people can rate it 7 or better. Even the biggest Tom King fan can’t ignore the big plotholes:

Two issues ago Bruce was fighting with a broken back in the desert.

Last issue he was walking around in the Himalayas ( or wherever)& met Catwoman ( even so last time we saw her, she was in a city in the US.

This issu more

Batman #76

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 7, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't w...

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myconius - Aug 7, 2019

Fluffy Tutu . . . . . . . PERFECT!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂

LILIANREVO - Aug 7, 2019

LOL

Russellmaniaxxx rated House of X #2 Aug 7, 2019
10

House of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Powers of X #1 Jul 31, 2019
10

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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Russellmaniaxxx rated Paper Girls #30 Jul 31, 2019
8.5

Paper Girls #30

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
Released: Jul 31, 2019

SERIES FINALE! DOUBLE-SIZED FINAL ISSUE!
It's all been leading up to this-the deeply emotional series finale of PAPER GIRLS! No spoilers here, but our epic conclusion features 44 PAGES OF ORIGINAL STORY WITH NO ADS, and we can't wait for you to read it. Thanks so much for riding with us! ~ Brian, Cliff, Matt & Jared

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Outer Darkness #7 Jul 27, 2019
10

Outer Darkness #7

By: John Layman, Afu Chan
Released: Jun 12, 2019

Captain Rigg's past is revealed, and the Charon finds a haunted house in deep space. If only the crew could figure out how there's still someone living inside...

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Outer Darkness #8 Jul 27, 2019
10

Outer Darkness #8

By: John Layman, Afu Chan
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Ensign Hydzek has a secret. Ensign Hydzek is a spy.

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Russellmaniaxxx rated House of X #1 Jul 24, 2019
10

House of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jul 24, 2019

FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel's m...

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Batman #75 Jul 17, 2019
5.0

Batman #75

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Jul 17, 2019

"City of Bane" begins! Bane's minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane's program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It's like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror versio...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #75 Jul 17, 2019
5.0

There are some cool ideas here, but also so many Tom King tropes. I don't like these tropes so it really hurts this book. I feel like his dialogue is just getting more and more ridiculous and Bendis-like. I feel like this issue ignores a lot of what came before just for the sake of having "cool" moments. Some of which could be explained, easily, but I don't think they will be. This run is built on more

Batman #75

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Jul 17, 2019

"City of Bane" begins! Bane's minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane's program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It's like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror versio...

Russellmaniaxxx rated Batman #74 Jul 10, 2019
1.0

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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KFuqua reviewed Batman #73 Jun 19, 2019
1.0

Even more garbage from Tom King. He has no grasp of Batman and I will be thrilled when they get him off of this book.

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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YourGreenMuse reviewed Batman #73 Jun 19, 2019
4.0

Whatever. I don't care. I feel like all of Thomas Wayne's plan up to this point was pointless. Why go through with any of Bane's plan if your entire plan, in the end, was to revive your wife and bring your family back together? It's not as though his connection with Bane is going to help any with Al Ghul, otherwise why are they being attacked in the desert by his guard? Maybe teaming up with someo more

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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myconius - Jun 21, 2019

i'm definitely in agreement with Darkseid24 here. Batman is DC's biggest cash cow, and they handed it to someone that doesn't understand or respect the character or his mythology. he's too busy breaking the character down, to the point of not being recognizable anymore. and he never shows the slightest inkling that he'll ever build him back up. Batman is supposed to be the ideal. the peak of human performance both physically and mentally. but NOT Tom King's Batman. his Batman is pathetic.

Darkseid24 - Jun 22, 2019

Agreed. And it seems most of modern writers have no respect for the characters.

Russellmaniaxxx rated Batman #73 Jun 19, 2019
2.0

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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Russellmaniaxxx rated Paper Girls #29 Jun 5, 2019
10

Paper Girls #29

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
Released: Jun 5, 2019

PART FOUR OF THE FINAL ARC! It's the final showdown between past, present, and future in this explosive penultimate issue of the series!

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