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DSMister reviewed Detective Comics #1018 Jan 2, 2020

Once again, we are back to the classic Tomasi runs, and boy do they come in hot!

This time, we see Batman trying to find out who's butchering several people on Christmas trees, and evidently, it's not Calendar Man. It's actually this pagan Viking dude who's been worshiping the sun a bit too much. We see Bullock taking up a lot of Batman's crap ever since Gordon went insane from the Batm more

Detective Comics #1018

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Scott Godlewski
Released: Jan 1, 2020

In the aftermath of "City of Bane," the Dark Knight has found himself cold, alone, and missing one of the very foundations of his life as both Bruce Wayne and the Batman. But personal problems will have to wait-a mysterious series of deaths have been peppered throughout Gotham and it seems an element of the supernatural is at play in the form of a ...

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I really liked this one. It doesn't necessarily end in complete darkness, but rather a worse fate. And that's definitely an interesting take. This story is meant to be an elseworld-type story, and honestly, it really hits right when people who want to bring different takes to a story do it.

Dove was such a broken pedestal here, I really felt sorry for her. I just wanted to hug her and t more

Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night #1

By: Tim Seeley, Kyle Hotz
Released: Nov 13, 2019

What could be blacker than the Blackest Night? From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes a Dark Multiverse retelling of the Green Lantern event that changed the DC Universe forever...only this time, the Black Lanterns win! Now, 23 days after the apocalypse, witness the rise of Sinestro as the Limbo Lantern! Trapped between life and death as a Whit...

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DSMister reviewed Nightwing #64 Sep 18, 2019

Making the best of a bad situation!

Ric is still Ric, so for those only for that bit, move on folks.

Okay, anyone else still here? You, there, still there? Okay.

Nightwing is pretty good right now, and considering the situation it got itself into, that's quite a load of work to do. I'm still impressed by the way Jurgens writes the dynamics and relationships between more

Nightwing #64

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Blüdhaven explodes in violence as a riot erupts in the streets. Ric can't face this alone, so he'll have to enlist the support of the Nightwings. Meanwhile, Talon has taken Bea captive to lure Ric into his grasp and reintroduce him (for the first time, in Ric's memory) to the Court of Owls.

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A very solid comic, I must say!

Lex is clearly over his own head, and that's just the way it's always been. He recruits a young Lex and some other Lex (?), then kills all the other ones, thinking of them as inferior. That works for me.

Honestly, there isn't much to say about this issue. It's great, it's cool, Luthor is a mad alien, and I recommend reading it!

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 ...

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DSMister reviewed Batman #79 Sep 18, 2019

Okay. Here we go again.

I'm normally a fan of Batman from Tom King, but there's only so much I can take of repeated dialogue and repeated stuff before I start getting bored. Cat and Bat declaring their anguished love for each other works about once, maybe twice, but three times? Can we please move on to Gotham now? Damian is in trouble, Alfred is potentially dead, and Bane has control o 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?

DSMister reviewed Flash Forward #1 Sep 18, 2019

The journey begins!

We start with Wally seriously down in the dumps, and for good reasons. He has serious guilt about what happened back at Sanctuary, and there's even a nice snark to King about how he even thought the whole idea about framing others was even a good idea (ha!). There's a nice fact that some of the villains remember Wally as the Flash, and clearly, there's still animosit more

Flash Forward #1

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Sep 18, 2019

His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fough...

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DSMister reviewed Batman #76 Aug 7, 2019

I think a lot of people are blinded by their hatred towards Tom King and his... erm. Disastrous Heroes in Crisis. And believe me, I am not pleased at what came out of that series, either. I'm also really mad at him for how he wrote that story. It ultimately left a lot of soreness. However, I try not to look at the writer, but the story. And what I see is a pretty good story.

I see that 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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Br'er Lapin AKA 20-Ish Ceiln - Aug 11, 2019

I don't think everyone who hates it is joining a bandwagon, that would totally discredit one side. I have noticed the comic community is very mob-like though. Such as when people were seriously saying every single Rebirth book was great (which started on YouTube) or that every single Marvel book is bad, or that Bendis and Tom King are ruining DC... etc. etc. It is all mob rhetoric. You hear the exact same things said practically word for word around the internet.

myconius - Aug 12, 2019

perhaps there might be some truth in those words. Bendis and Tom King ARE ruining DC. ...but if you want to dispute that people online all say the same thing, i don't go out of my way to cut up Bendis. as much as i don't care for what Bendis is doing to Superman it's not my favorite character. Tom King on the other had is destroying Batman, my favorite character. so i call him out for it. as for everyone praising every single Rebirth book, those are just deluded fanboys, drunk off hype.

DSMister reviewed Flash #75 Jul 24, 2019

Great ending to Year One of the Flash, and what a cool story! They finally found a good, if brief, way to connect Wally and Wallace together, and honestly, I love it! Chapter one was great, overall, and I enjoyed pretty much every second of it. The art overall was great, too, though there were moments where Wally and Wallace looked a bit weird. Maybe Porter should stick to older people, I don't th more

Flash #75

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jul 24, 2019

"The Flash Year One" finale! This oversize anniversary issue marks the end of Barry Allen's journey to become the Flash-but at what cost? The Turtle's final play will challenge our hero in every way possible, and by the end of the battle, a Flash will be born-and a Flash will die! Also in this issue, witness Lex Luthor's offer to Captain Cold, whos...

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DSMister reviewed Detective Comics #1008 Jul 24, 2019

After all those plot-driven stories that take up... ahem. 85 issues. I think it's high time we took a little break from it. And what better way than a classic Joker and Batman story?

Honestly, Tomasi is really breaking through to me as a great Detective Comics writer. He nails the Joker, and even brings back the classic one-shot comics. It felt nostalgic (ah, who am I kidding, I'm only more

Detective Comics #1008

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jul 24, 2019

The Joker returns to Gotham City! The Joker is through working with the Legion of Doom, and he wants to get back to his roots: giving Batman absolute hell! The Clown Prince of Crime comes back with a bang-and he's not about to take prisoners! As if that weren't enough, Lex Luthor delivers the cure for Mr. Freeze's beloved wife, Nora, freeing her fr...

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DSMister reviewed Young Justice #7 Jul 10, 2019

You know a comic is good when it makes you laugh out of genuine comedy. So far, Bendis has delivered very well.

Young Justice is something that is meant to be a comedy, and none of it gets cringy or otherwise wants to make you smash your head into a nearby wall. It's really good, and now that the comic is out of Gemworld, the team is now out to the multiverse. For the ones who have gone more

Young Justice #7

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Young Justice-lost in the Multiverse! After the explosive conclusion to their Gemworld adventure, the team is having a tough time finding their way back to their Earth. No, we can't tell you where they end up, but rest assured, you will be surprised! But as exciting as all that is, we have bigger problems to deal with as Tim Drake is about to do so...

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DSMister reviewed Young Justice #6 Jun 5, 2019

I know I love books when I get to laugh at them, cry at them, rage at them... you get the drill. And this one just made me laugh plenty of times.

I love the interactions with the team as a whole. We haven't quite gotten to individual to individual relationships, but hey, if I'm guessing correctly, we have plenty of time! Those awkward moments when the characters don't say anything feels more

Young Justice #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Jun 5, 2019

The secrets of Gemworld begin to unlock themselves for the newly reformed members of Young Justice-Tim Drake, Conner Kent, Jinny Hex, Wonder Girl, Impulse and  the new Teen Lantern-but is it too late for the teen heroes to help Amethyst bring some order to her chaotic realm? Fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande also joins the team as she delivers...

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DSMister reviewed Heroes In Crisis #6 Mar 18, 2019

I'll be honest. A lot of people who are criticizing this particular issue seem to complain that the arc is moving too slowly. Just a reminder that this issue isn't plot driven: it's character driven. Yes, I'll admit, this whole series is, overall, plot-driven. But two of the issues were supposed to drive into the characters, and I think 3 and 6 were meant to do that.

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Heroes In Crisis #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Get a deeper look into the inner workings of Sanctuary. When heroes visited the facility, they relived their trauma through virtual reality, contending with the events that brought them there in the hope of reaching a meaningful resolution. That is, until the trauma took over and escalated these personal events into a full-blown crisis! Find out wh...

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