Azrael's Profile

Joined: Mar 10, 2019

Recent Activity

Azrael added Tales From The Dark Multiverse to their pull list Oct 17, 2019

Tales From The Dark Multiverse

Don't miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event "Batman: Knightfall"! Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams. In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in const...

+ LikeComment
Azrael added Secrets of Sinister House to their pull list Oct 17, 2019

Secrets of Sinister House

Witness what hides within the Sinister House-the DCU's most horrific secrets and mysteries! Travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation firsthand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion...we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with ...

+ LikeComment
7.5

A much darker story than I expected, which I like. The positives are that Azrael was great and the way Gotham was turned was cool. But it felt a bit rushed at the end and Bane’s son was underwhelming. Also how Batman got a new body was a bit silly. The glove by the multiverse shifting being who is narrating the comic also had a glove that looked WAY too much like Thanos’ gauntlet.

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1

By: Scott Snyder, Javi Fernandez
Released: Oct 16, 2019

Don't miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event "Batman: Knightfall"! Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams. In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in const...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Batman: Universe #4 Oct 16, 2019
10

Another solid hit! This series has just been fun to read and I never knew Batman in the Wild West was something that was missing from my life.

Batman: Universe #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Derington
Released: Oct 9, 2019

Available to comics shops for the first time! Batman and Green Lantern have followed the trail of Vandal Savage back to the Old West-and right into an encounter with Jonah Hex! But before they can stop Savage from finding the mysterious Fabergé egg, Green Lantern disappears-and Batman lands back where his story began: Crime Alley! Originally p...

+ LikeComment
Azrael added Doctor Doom (2019) to their pull list Oct 14, 2019

Doctor Doom (2019)

THE CRACK OF DOOM!
From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series...
Victor Von Doom - scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul - has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first "artificial" black hole. Wrestling with visions ...

+ LikeComment
9.0

A great start! Shows just how more brutal the First Order are than the Empire. Hopefully they keep this up.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #1

By: Ethan Sacks, Luke Ross
Released: Oct 9, 2019

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CA...

+ LikeComment

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CA...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Batman and the Outsiders #6 Oct 14, 2019
9.0

Something finally happened! If the series can continue in this pace, that'd be great. It is not easy to make Duke and Cassandra interesting by themselves but this issue did just that.

Batman and the Outsiders #6

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: Oct 9, 2019

While the mission is a success, the Outsiders do not feel like winners. Measures are taken to deprogram Sofia and understand the extent of her abilities, while Ra's al Ghul's power and influence grows enough for him to establish a new league in Khadym, unsullied by distractions and temptations of the earthly plane.

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Star Wars: Target Vader #4 Oct 14, 2019
10

A really compelling story and the best of the series by far. You can't just surprise Vader and the series gets Dengar very right. He'll always side with the strongest side.

Star Wars: Target Vader #4

By: Robbie Thompson, Stefano Landini
Released: Oct 9, 2019

HUNTING THE HUNTERS!
•  DARTH VADER is trapped, alone, and surrounded by deadly bounty hunters...
• ...but the SITH LORD is never truly alone as long as he wields the Dark Side of The Force!
•  VALANCE and his gang of bounty hunters soon find that the hunters have become the hunted, as Vader picks them off one-by-one -- and he...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Contagion #2 Oct 14, 2019
9.0

A great virus outbreak story with superheroes. Like done with DCeased, this series does a good job to create the feeling of despair that there is little to do. I wonder what would happen if Galactus was to consume a disease ridden planet. Would it affect him?

Contagion #2

By: Ed Brisson, Roge Antonio
Released: Oct 9, 2019

A NEW EVIL BEYOND UNDERSTANDING COMES TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
A seemingly unstoppable force has invaded the Marvel Universe, and it's going to take every hero the streets of New York has to stop it! A strange substance is taking over heroes and citizens alike, draining them of their life force, stealing their knowledge and abilities, and neithe...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #2 Oct 14, 2019
2.0

I regret subscribing to this series. The cover had nothing to do with the story. The writing was strange. The plot was just confusing. It had no draw and didn't create intrigue.

Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul #2

By: Neal Adams
Released: Oct 9, 2019

While Bruce Wayne confronts his wards at Wayne Manor (they seem to believe there's a Batcave in the basement?), Batman is having a far worse time. Ra's al Ghul has arranged for him to suffer, and when the villain emerges from the shadows, the detective pays in pain!

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Year of the Villain: Joker #1 Oct 14, 2019
9.0

Carpenter did a great job telling a great Joker story. Joker is chaos personified and his random acts of cruelty was on show here mixed with with some humor.

Year of the Villain: Joker #1

By: John Carpenter, Philip Tan
Released: Oct 9, 2019

In the Year of the Villain, what's a Clown Prince of Crime to do when the world has started to accept doing bad as the only way to live? Out-bad everyone else, of course! The Joker is on a mission to get his mojo back and prove to the world that there is no greater villainy than the kind that leaves you laughing.
This special one-shot is co-wr...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Contagion #1 Oct 12, 2019
9.0

A very interesting start! I imagine that Marvel are trying to capitalize on the hype that DCeased got but they made another unique zombie-like story.

Contagion #1

By: Ed Brisson, Roge Antonio
Released: Oct 2, 2019

A NEW EVIL BEYOND UNDERSTANDING COMES TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
A seemingly unstoppable force has invaded the Marvel Universe, and it's going to take every hero the streets of New York has to stop it! A strange substance is taking over heroes and citizens alike, draining them of their life force, stealing their knowledge and abilities, and neithe...

+ LikeComment
Azrael added Contagion to their pull list Oct 12, 2019

Contagion

A NEW EVIL BEYOND UNDERSTANDING COMES TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
A seemingly unstoppable force has invaded the Marvel Universe, and it's going to take every hero the streets of New York has to stop it! A strange substance is taking over heroes and citizens alike, draining them of their life force, stealing their knowledge and abilities, and neithe...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Event Leviathan #5 Oct 12, 2019
6.0

I loved how Batman bugged the car and the general dialogue between the people. The ending between Superman and Leviathan was also very good. But the issue did have a lot where they just recapped who are the suspects and the whole thing with the Manhunters wasn't all that great. I just hope the reveal isn't done poorly. The issue was generally very forgettable.

Event Leviathan #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Oct 9, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's the reveal of the biggest mystery of the summer. Who is Leviathan? And what is their true goal? You're going to find out here! Plus, Lois Lane had a whole other team working this story the entire time,  and-oh man!-someone found something!

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Doctor Doom #1 Oct 12, 2019
7.0

Not bad but not great either. The positives are the it shows just how differently Doom is seen by his own people and the rest of the world. His dialogue on the news and the Brexit joke were also great! The negatives are that it doesn't have the bang that I expected.But it wasn't bad by any means.

Doctor Doom #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THE CRACK OF DOOM!
From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series...
Victor Von Doom - scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul - has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first "artificial" black hole. Wrestling with visions ...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed DCeased #5 Oct 2, 2019
9.5

Just when it looks like the world couldn’t get any bleaker, Superman’s infection seems like an apocalyptic scenario but I’m sure Damian knows where the kryptonite is or carries it. This series does a good job at ending each issue with something that makes the reader want more. However it would have been good if Alex had more to do in this issue.

DCeased #5

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Oct 2, 2019

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth's present...and future!

+ LikeComments (2)
AFINO - Oct 11, 2019

Technically, once Superman turns, he's dead anyway, right? So what effect will kryptonite have on him if he's dead (but has all his powers)?

Azrael - Oct 11, 2019

That's a good point. Though Kryptonite has a power dampening effect usually beyond making Superman feel weak.

Azrael reviewed Punisher #16 Oct 2, 2019
9.0

The series starter with a bang and finishes with just as much excitement. Frank and Ghost Rider seem like a natural team up as well. Falling off a building seems like an anti-climatic way for the Punisher to “die” and it’s make more sense for him to throw the sword at Fisk but these are not large gripes at all. Hopefully the writers get a chance to work on the Punsiher in the future.

Punisher #16

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Oct 2, 2019

ZEMO DARK THIRTY!
•  New York City is under siege as the new Thunderbolts, Black Widow's squad, mayor Fisk's personal V.I.G.I.L. soldiers, and everyone in between get caught in the crossfire, but it all comes down to two men.
•  Punisher.
•  Zemo.
Parental Advisory

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Harleen #1 Sep 28, 2019
10

After the dismal Superman origin story I was worried about this one but it was great! This is what Black Label should be with more adult themes and some swearing. The origin story was done extremely well as the Harley Wuinn story is a bit Manson-esque. The Joker is a mystery but he is a master manipulator.

Harleen #1

By: Stejpan Sejic
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me..." Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist ...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Star Wars: Target Vader #3 Sep 28, 2019
9.0

Great to get a bit of backstory. And soon he will learm a lesson that one cannot merely shoot Vader.

Star Wars: Target Vader #3

By: Robbie Thompson, Stefano Landini
Released: Sep 25, 2019

THE DOUBLE CROSS!
•  VALANCE and his crew of bounty hunters have DARTH VADER on the ropes, surrounding him with enemy ships.
•  Vader is the greatest pilot in the galaxy, though, and he's about to go head to head with the Imperial Navy's former best pilot... Beilert Valance!
•  But if Valance...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Books of Magic #12 Sep 27, 2019
9.5

Give an immature kid magic and what is likely to happen? He or she will likely use it for their own purposes even if it is crosses the line or is intended to help someone. The progression Tim will be on now to discover that actions have consequences will probably make his character mature quite quickly.

Books of Magic #12

By: Kat Howard, Tom Fowler
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Tim's deepest wish has materialized, but his mother's return has ushered in a new evil. All of Tim's choices have led here-and one final decision will now seal the young magician's fate forever.

+ LikeComment
6.0

So Vader wouldn't think of going in the worm? He's done more than that. This just felt wrong.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Kylo Ren #1

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: Sep 25, 2019

A DYNASTY OF DOOM!
•  ANAKIN SKYWALKER casts a long shadow.
•  Can KYLO REN ever escape his infamous grandfather's reputation?
•  Or will he succeed where DARTH VADER failed?  
Rated T  

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Punisher Kill Krew #3 Sep 27, 2019
10

The issue shows you can write a Punisher story and also make it funny. I love dark and serious Punisher but some levity done right is always welcome. The scene where even the Juggernaut was disgusted by the Punisher's actions was hilarious.

Punisher Kill Krew #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Sep 25, 2019

THE KREW GROWS!
•  With the unstoppable Juggernaut by his side, Frank is deadlier than ever!
•  With Foggy Nelson by his side, Frank is... well represented within the legal system?
•  The Punisher's merry band of killers (and lawyer) continue their mission of vengeance, but true danger looms ...

+ LikeComment
Azrael reviewed Batman/Superman #2 Sep 27, 2019
9.0

Shazam is strong but infected he seems much more lethal. Batman and Superman work very well together and the ending with Superman working undercover was fantastic! Two of the infected have been spoiled by DC after Shazam was already spoiled so that makes two left who we have no idea about.

Batman/Superman #2

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Sep 25, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs' plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized. Following a showdown with the devious killer's first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations. Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and ...

+ LikeComment
10

Every character was on point and this series has not failed to really bring it. The dialogue with Batman and Harley was fantastic! There is plenty of intrigue on what the Joker's plan is and the ending was quite a surprise. Can't wait till the next.

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Batman salvages a groundbreaking clue from the wreckage of Wayne Manor and recruits Harley Quinn to confront The Joker for answers about the mystery of Gotham City's foundations! Their investigation takes a dire turn in the darkest corners of Arkham, and Gordon's life is in peril after a new commissioner is named.

+ LikeComment
Azrael added Harleen (2019) to their pull list Sep 27, 2019

Harleen (2019)

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me..." Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist ...

+ LikeComment
8.5

A good multiverse story is always nice and this did deliver. What Lex was trying to do was very unclear but the ending was fantastic.

Year of the Villain: Lex Luthor #1

By: Jason Latour, Bryan Hitch
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Apex Lex has made his offer to the villains of the DC Universe...but has the super-powered evil genius gotten what he truly desires? The most deadly predator in the Multiverse has set out to answer that question by seeking out his counterparts on other Earths. But will this meeting of the Luthors be the greatest team-up in all of creation...or end ...

+ LikeComment
Azrael added Year of the Villain to their pull list Sep 27, 2019

Year of the Villain

Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all.
The c...

+ LikeComment
8.5

The largest positive is that it is good to get some backstory to a character that is generally considered not that memorable. And it was interesting backstory at that.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Rose Tico #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Sep 18, 2019

"MY HERO"
•  Sisters. Friends. Co-pilots. Growing up, Rose and Paige Tico were everything to each other.
•  Until the First Order tore their world apart.
•  See the bond between Rose and Paige before it was forever broken.
Rated T  

+ LikeComment
6.0

Never really got much from this that really added to the character of Rey. It's nice to see a story of what happened on the way to see Luke but the story just felt average.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Rey #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Sep 18, 2019

SEARCH FOR SKYWALKER!
•  After HAN SOLO'S fall, REY searched for LUKE SKYWALKER. But before Luke, there was LEIA.  
•  Witness never-before-seen moments between REY and GENERAL ORGANA.  
•  What will Rey, CHEWBACCA and R2-D2 encounter on the way to find Leia's missing bro...

+ LikeComment

Reviews for the Week of...

October

September

More