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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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2.0

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Paper Girls #28 May 1, 2019
9.0

Paper Girls #28

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
Released: May 1, 2019

PART THREE OF THE FINAL ARC!
Experience four timelines simultaneously in this tour de force issue.

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Quinn reviewed Batman #69 Apr 17, 2019
3.0

All these dream issues lead up to Bruce telling dream Selina, who keeps changing form into the various Catwoman depictions made over the years, that his greatest fear is that he does not love Selina.

The other part is Old Thomas Wayne scrapping with NAKED Bane. (For the record, fighting with your testicles and penis hanging out to flap around is really a had idea. That's how sopranos ar more

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #69 Apr 17, 2019
5.5

So, we're done with Knightmares. About damn time! What was the point of the entire arc, aside from being practically nothing but filler? I don't know, but comparing this week's issue with those preceeding it, I can confidently say it'd alone be enough. Yay, we got some predictable answers, and we got some, any, story progression. That's more than all previous issues combined.

The art is more

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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Darkseid24 - Apr 17, 2019

@RBL I agree with you here.

Antonio - Apr 17, 2019

I think the big problem in King's run is the -meh- issues, I mean before and after 50 some stories could be shorter plus the repetitive topics, some guys may like it and others may hate it but these two elements are present in King's Batman.

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Darkseid24 reviewed Batman #69 Apr 17, 2019
1.5

Awful issue. Does King ever research the characters he is writing or does he just force his story on them? I’d say the latter.
The nightmares Bruce is having, turn out to be a fear gas illusion indeed as it was mentioned some issues ago. However two things are really wrong here: Normally Batman can only overcome the fear gas by either facing his fears or enduring them until the fear gas we more

Batman #69

By: Tom King, Yanick Paquette
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocki...

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Darkseid24 - Apr 18, 2019

Nothing makes sense anymore. King should have quitted after 50, it was mediocre until then, but it turned so bad.

myconius - Apr 18, 2019

Darkseid24 you are 100% correct!

Russellmaniaxxx rated Die #4 Apr 14, 2019
10

Die #4

By: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans
Released: Mar 6, 2019

"FANTASY HEARTBREAKER," Part Four-Our heroes reach the civilization of Glass Town and do what heroes have always done upon reaching civilization. As in, go to the pub. As it's DIE, you can guess people don't exactly get happy drunk.

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Die #5 Apr 14, 2019
10

Die #5

By: Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans
Released: Apr 3, 2019

END OF STORY ARC

"FANTASY HEARTBREAKER," Conclusion
It was never going to be okay. Wait, wrong book.

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Outer Darkness #5 Apr 14, 2019
10

Outer Darkness #5

By: John Layman, Afu Chan
Released: Mar 13, 2019

After The Charon crash-lands on a frozen planet, the crew is forced to fight together or die alone. Unfortunately, there's a demonic betrayer in their midst... and something even worse lurking beneath the snow and ice.

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Outer Darkness #4 Apr 14, 2019
10

Outer Darkness #4

By: John Layman, Afu Chan
Released: Feb 13, 2019

In this issue, we learn the sad tale of Chief Navigator Elox. What secret in his past might doom the crew of The Charon, and why does he hate everyone so much?

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Russellmaniaxxx rated Outer Darkness #6 Apr 14, 2019
10

Outer Darkness #6

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

END OF STORY ARC

Exorcists, mathematicians, and soldiers mount up to battle one hell of a demon. With the number of dead crewmen mounting, Captain Rigg does what he can to save the rest, even if it means they had better be ready to die, too...

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