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5.0

Story is boring, art is worse than the first issue by far. Time to hop off this series.

Future State: The Next Batman #2

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Jan 20, 2021

In this second Future State: Batman chapter, wearing a mask in Gotham City is now a crime-and when it’s compounded with murder, it can be a shoot-on-sight offense! Batman is on the trail of a murderous couple but quickly finds that all is not as it seems...and finds himself in the firing line of the Magistrate and their Peacekeepers! The gritty, ...

7.0

The story by Joshua Williamson is surprisingly very good! It feels like a great dynamic between the team, a lot of them dont trust each other and there's actual character building. I did find the hypocrisy hilarious with DC though. There were great character moments, and I loved the twist and callback to Morrison JLA. That's the monkey's paw though for me is that I enjoyed it because it remind more

Future State: Justice League #1

By: Ram V, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman,
Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman! Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another-but why? When th...

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8.5

Now this is what I'm talking about. The Batman story in this is awesome, probably the best Batman I've read since Batman Universe (not that big of an achievement since the two main titles since have been boring, but still). Dan Mora continues his streak of amazing art here, I really love his art and the vibrant colors from Jordie Bellaire. It's definitely a different feel from the normal Batman more

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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allenquanobi reviewed Eternals #1 Jan 6, 2021
9.0

Enjoyed this a lot, and I don't really like the Eternals as characters. Different twist than I was expecting, and I'm excited to read the next issue. Of course, Ribic is amazing, and here it feels like he's back to Thor God of Thunder levels of epic.

Eternals #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Jan 6, 2021

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What's the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals fac...

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6.5

Eh? The Batman story by Ridley was semi-enjoyable but it doesn't bring anything really new to the table in my opinion. A lot of this comes from the fact I don't really care about Luke Fox. They should have just introduced a brand new character in my opinion, similar to Wonder Woman. Luke Fox carries a lot of baggage already, even though he is an unknown character. It also doesn't help that it more

Future State: The Next Batman #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Gotham City has always been dangerous-but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime-and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weapo...

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vivek - Jan 6, 2021

not Luke Fox.., its Tim Fox

allenquanobi - Jan 6, 2021

sorry my mistake, still doesn't change my opinion that much.

5.0

My relationship with DC is starting to decay I think. Future State as a whole now seems like such a corporate push. Feels even more corporate than New 52 was. This Superman book was as generic as Superman books go. Jon doesn't feel like his own character at all in this book, you could have replaced him with Clark and it would have been the exact same book. Also, with the amount of times Brani more

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

By: Brandon Easton, Valentine De Landro
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Before leaving for parts unknown, Clark Kent entrusted Earth’s safety to his son. Now, Jonathan Kent is Superman! Top priority for this new Superman: to protect Metropolis. When a new version of Brainiac attacks, Jon takes drastic measures-which result in the Bottle City of Metropolis! But watch out, Jon, because Supergirl is on her way, and she ...

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3.0

For some dumb reason, I thought since Dan Didio left that Wally would start getting better treatment. Nope because guess what? Wally's evil again, wow haven't seen that before. It's such a fall from grace for a character who literally carried the name and mantle for over 2 decades with some of the best runs in comic book history to just get shafted by the company due to one writer's love for Ba more

Future State: The Flash #1

By: Brandon Vietti, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Jan 6, 2021

With no powers, no backup and no other choice, Barry Allen and the other former Flashes face the deadliest threat they’ve ever encountered-Wally West. Possessed by an evil force trapped for thousands of years inside the Speed Force, Barry turns to his greatest foes’ weapons to save the young man he loves like a son. In the end, how much will Ba...

9.0

I read all the Future State books this week, this is by far the best one. It has a perfect tone of the Wonder Woman epic adventure while also maintaining a healthy sense of humor that comes with a new character. I actually care about Yara Flor since she's a charming character and has a well defined goal and purpose. In Batman and Superman Future State Books, it just feels like more of the same, more

Future State: Wonder Woman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend...Wonder Woman! But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it. Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades. Will she ...

allenquanobi reviewed Batman's Grave #12 Dec 15, 2020
6.0

Weak ending. It wasn't as epic as it was trying to be nor did it achieve any sort of emotional impact. It was just Batman beating up the bad guy for most of the book. Also Hitch's art looks incredibly rushed and not good at all. It's hard to make out a lot of the action in some pages and panels.

Batman's Grave #12

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 16, 2020

In this final issue, Scorn makes his final move to destroy justice in Gotham City! Injured and alone against an army of chaos, Batman has one chance to save the city: his ability to think like the victim. But the victim is always dead. The Batman can only win by using the approach of his own death.

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allenquanobi reviewed Daredevil #25 Dec 2, 2020
9.0

I really enjoyed this issue, with one slight negative. They bring in the Hand and start talking about them and how they're important. Enough of the Hand, they've plagued Daredevil long enough, why are they always in every story? I get that they are important to the mythos ever since Frank Miller introduced them, but I was so looking forward to a run that didn't have them as an antagonist. Bend more

Daredevil #25

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Dec 2, 2020

"DOING TIME" Starts Here!
After a landmark year that put Daredevil through the wringer, this December, CHIP ZDARSKY and MARCO CHECCHETTO are dropping the Man Without Fear into familiar territory: behind bars. But there are no conspiracies against Daredevil to be found here - just the truth that his actions led to a man's death.
Faced with...

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allenquanobi reviewed King In Black #1 Dec 2, 2020
9.5

Fantastic. Don't really have much to see outside of that. It's just an epic event and epic start, which is what I want events to be, not a slog like Empyre. READ READ READ

King In Black #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 2, 2020

DARKNESS REIGNS!
After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull's death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn't come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth's heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of ...

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allenquanobi rated Daredevil #24 Nov 25, 2020
9.0

Daredevil #24

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Nov 25, 2020

THE VERDICT ON DAREDEVIL!
BACK IN RED, but for how long? As Hell's Kitchen still reels from the chaos unleashed upon its streets by the Stromwyns, its citizens are looking for someone to hold accountable.
MEANWHILE, hizzoner Mayor Wilson Fisk, now a hero in the eyes of his citizens, sets his sights on a new venture - with a dangerous ally a...

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allenquanobi reviewed X-O Manowar #2 Nov 25, 2020
8.5

It's been so long since issue #1, but I love me some X-O. as stated in my review of issue 1, this new relaunch feels much more like a traditional super hero book rather than the epic space opera that the previous Kindt run was. I wasn't fully on board before, but I really liked this issue. X-O feels a lot more in his element and used to modern day, and it's a fun welcome change of pace.

X-O Manowar #2

By: Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum, Emilio Laiso
Released: Nov 25, 2020

A new threat emerges from the fires of X-O's latest battle!
Can X-O save the day, or does the world need a new kind of hero?

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10

Strong strong ending. This event is definitely one of the best X-Men events I've read since I started in the early 2000s. It was epic, fun, and ranged in nearly every type of story to satisfy everyone. And even though I usually hate endings that just tease the future of another story, this tease was so awesome, it has hyped me up for the next phase of X-Men (Reign of X). Loved seeing the X-Men more

X Of Swords: Destruction #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Nov 25, 2020

The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall.
A sword against the darkness.

Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed The Underwater Welder #1 Nov 19, 2020
8.0

recent read for me. I really love Jeff Lemire's independent works because they feel a lot more personal than any of his main big two stuff, even his Black Hammer works to an extent. Those always feel like they service a larger narrative that has good writing, but feels controlled by editorial and other forces that come from writing within a shared universe. This story feels so personal to Lemir more

The Underwater Welder #1

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Jul 25, 2012

As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son. Then one night, deep in ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Fantastic Four #26 Nov 18, 2020
6.5

It'll probably be changed back, but man, the Franklin retcon might have killed this series for me. I was ok with him being depowered because Franklin is too OP and especially with his age growth, he should have the awareness of how to use his powers. And him being too aware with those powers presents a problem in storytelling. What I hate is the fact they said he's not a mutant. It changes nea more

Fantastic Four #26

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Nov 18, 2020

A powerful portal to everywhere, THE FOREVER GATE has been ripped open - and beings from countless realities are pouring through, threatening to overwhelm Manhattan...and then the rest of the world! The Fantastic Four have to close it - except one being stands in their way... MISTER FANTASTIC?!
All this and the return of Fantastic Four friends ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Thor #9 Nov 4, 2020
8.0

Didn't like this one as much as the past 2. I don't like this direction for the Donald Blake character because in my opinion, Donald Blake should serve as a foil to Thor, not as an antagonist like the Hulk/Banner dynamic, where they hate each other or are at odds. I've always liked the idea that Donald Blake is a humble doctor who helps people and that's what grounds the Thor personality, and he more

Thor #9

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Nov 4, 2020

THE RETURN OF DONALD BLAKE!
The "Prey" arc starts here! Once upon a time, a mortal man bore within him the spirit of a god. With a crack of his cane upon the ground, the Mighty Thor would appear! But it's been years since the King of Asgard required his human ward. Where has the good doctor been all this time - and what does his reappearance me...

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SONOFBATMANN reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #3 Oct 27, 2020
5.0

Underwhelming ending for an overhyped series.

-SPOILERS-

Art was great, but the whole story was absolutely useless and added nothing to the mythos besides the Joe Chill redemption and wife & child twist which invalidates the whole point of the Killing Joke. If Joker was always an asshole before his transformation, then the "one bad day" perspective threaded through the book m more

Batman: Three Jokers #3

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Oct 28, 2020

The final chapter of the most terrifying and personal Batman mystery is here!
Still reeling from their last encounter with the three Jokers, Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood discover the terrible truth about the Three Jokers’ plot. Will the caped crusaders have the strength needed to put an end to the maniacal menaces’ master plan once and ...

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VicSav - Oct 27, 2020

Nah, he wasn’t evil before that, he had signs of it, he wasn’t having a healthy relationship so he lied about it and that one bad day completely transformed him to it, made him go all out and embrace who he is. Three jokers said he was kind of abusive to them and they didn’t want to be part of that family. It doesn’t say he was evil or an asshole, it was just that he wasn’t true to what happened. They just wanted to dump him.

Toonstrack - Oct 29, 2020

Jokers "one bad day" was ALWAYS BS and hes been proven wrong on it many mant times including in TKJ. He tried to do the same thing to Gordon and it DIDNT WORK. Joker was never an innocent victim, he made bad decisions and did bad things long before that vat of acid.

allenquanobi reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #3 Oct 27, 2020
6.0

This was a massive disappointment for me. The story itself fails to show why there was even a need for 3 jokers and it really shows how DC, more specifically Geoff Johns, never really had a plan for DC Rebirth. What was the point of the 3 Jokers? Turns out oh it doesn't really matter since only one does. Why have this mystery then? And why make Joe Chill the target to be the new joker? In my more

Batman: Three Jokers #3

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Oct 28, 2020

The final chapter of the most terrifying and personal Batman mystery is here!
Still reeling from their last encounter with the three Jokers, Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood discover the terrible truth about the Three Jokers’ plot. Will the caped crusaders have the strength needed to put an end to the maniacal menaces’ master plan once and ...

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allenquanobi - Oct 27, 2020

Yes, my ideal Batman run would work more along the line of Detective where arc would alternate between new and old villains. 6 issues to tell a story for an old villain, while using the next 6 to introduce a new villain or a new story for Batman. So that will keep the reader guessing as to who the next Batman villain or story is. If you keep using the same villain over and over again, with the same story basically, it does get repetitive and readers start to drop books

Batman Jones - Oct 29, 2020

Never had a plan for Rebirth indeed. So true. I remember loving and being so excited by DC Rebirth Special and each of the promising new arcs that were clearly meant to spin out of it. Well, I re-read it after reading this issue and was flabbergasted that not a single thing in that comic book resulted in anything at all, apart from that dang button. (Remember Diana's brother Jason? Yeah, me neither.) Literally nothing came from that Special apart from the utterly disappointing Doomsday Clock.

allenquanobi reviewed Iron Man #2 Oct 21, 2020
8.0

Liked the first issue a lot more. This one seems to not have a lot of focus, it jumps around a lot in terms of tone and plot. One part seems to be Iron Man talking about his problems, then boom, he's off to save a group of scientists, literally in the next panel without any real sort of transition. While it is cool to see Hellcat here, I'm not sure why she's here yet. It was cool to see Korvac more

Iron Man #2

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Oct 21, 2020

TONY HAS COMPANY... AND HIS NAME IS KORVAC!
Tony Stark continues to roughly dismantle the fancy, shiny and sophisticated ways of his past... but the world doesn't seem quite convinced that he's changed his rich guy tune. As Iron Man, he takes the fight to the streets, looking to sacrifice himself on the altar of super heroism again and again-fi...

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allenquanobi reviewed Excalibur #13 Oct 21, 2020
8.5

Enjoyed this quite a bit. The ending did feel a little rushed though, but that's to be expected when each of these issues needs to progress so much of the story forward. I love the design of the swords, it's so awesome. Art was also great. Onwards X of Swords

Excalibur #13

By: Tini Howard, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 21, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 9
Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Fantastic Four #25 Oct 21, 2020
9.5

This was really good! I don't know if it was just Silva's art that elevated much of the issue, but this was a perfect Fantastic Four issue in my opinion. It has the themes of family, sci-fi adventure, and team ups that make up everything I could want in an FF issue. And it was all contained in one issue! I really love that, since it doesn't drag out storylines over multiple issues, which makes more

Fantastic Four #25

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 21, 2020

"There Shall Come a Reckoning"
A NEW ERA FOR THE FANTASTIC FOUR!
Do NOT miss it! This issue has it all: New Artist! New villains! New uniforms! And a new, major, permanent status quo change for Marvel's First Family!
Who is the HELMSMAN? Is he here to save our reality or destroy it? Why is VICTORIOUS in New York-and what will that mean ...

allenquanobi reviewed Daredevil #23 Oct 21, 2020
10

HE DOESN'T MISS

Zdarsky continues with just another hit. Setting up so much awesome stuff for the future. Seeing Mike (at least I believe that's Mike, it's the only way that makes sense) at the end was such a cool twist. A new Kingpin and another epic story are teased as well. Despite it being a grounded book, Zdarsky manages to tell a complex and interesting narrative. Daredevil c more

Daredevil #23

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 21, 2020

EISNER-NOMINATED FOR BEST CONTINUING SERIES, COVER ARTIST, WRITER & LETTERER!
•  Matt Murdock, A.K.A. DAREDEVIL, has been putting his life back together after the monumental first year of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto's run - but the criminals of Hell's Kitchen aren't inclined to give him any more time to heal.
•&nbs...

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allenquanobi rated Venom #29 Oct 21, 2020
8.5

Venom #29

By: Donny Cates, Luke Ross
Released: Oct 21, 2020

"VENOM BEYOND" CONTINUES!
•  Eddie Brock and his son, Dylan, are trapped in an unfamiliar world!
•  But if there's one thing Eddie's good at, it's making friends, right?
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #13 Oct 21, 2020
9.0

Solid solid. Provides a lot of backstory for Apocalypse and his motivations for this entire event. I'm liking these stories of how the characters get the swords more than looking forward to the actual fight itself. The art in this issue is also great, Asrar succeeds in the unenviable task of following up Leinil Yu.

X-Men #13

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Oct 21, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 10
Lessons. Longing. What has begun cannot be undone.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Cable #5 Oct 14, 2020
8.0

Weakest issue of X of Swords so far, but still fun adventure. Hey, they can't be all home runs. It doesn't really provide any more info than what we already know. We know that Cable had the sword he is gonna use already, this kind of just had an adventure with the Summers Family on the Peak, which itself was cool, but doesn't seem to tie into the event really. Still, I'm very interested with h more

Cable #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 14, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 8
A hand held aloft. A mystery in the stars. An ace up the sleeve.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Hellions #5 Oct 14, 2020
9.5

This series has been good even before this event. But this issue was awesome. It's a unique take on what the Hellions will do for this event. And it's just fun! the dialogue, the interactions, the premise, it's all just comic book hijinks that feels fun and doesn't distract from the overall point to the event. Love to see what happens next with the Hellions. The art is also fantastic. It fe more

Hellions #5

By: Zeb Wells, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Oct 14, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 6
Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown.  
Parental Advisory

7.0

First things first, you should most definitely read those tie-in issues that came out before this. I don't know why they didn't just call those #4-6 and make this event longer. Those issues are crucial to understand what has happened in between #3 and this one. Now that that is out of the way, this issue was alright. Nothing amazing, nothing horrible. Oddly enough it feels like Final Crisis i more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #4

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They’ll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they’ve been locked away?!

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allenquanobi reviewed Marauders #13 Oct 7, 2020
8.5

More more more more x of swords please. Loved seeing storm take center stage. She hasn't done much really except in the Giant Size X-Men book and this one. Awesome to see her be able to hold her own and really show how powerful she is by just hammering through Wakanda. People think the Black Panther Storm relationship is weird, but I personally really like it, and I liked that Black Panther is more

Marauders #13

By: Vita Ayala, Matteo Lolli
Released: Oct 7, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 5
A secret flight. A long journey. A Thief and a Queen.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Force #13 Oct 7, 2020
9.5

Just more of the same from my review of Wolverine. Cool ending that leaves some ambiguity, possibly teasing something after X of Swords. Nevertheless, still so hyped to read this event

X-Force #13

By: Ben Percy, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Oct 7, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 4
Stealth. The power within. The burden of knowledge.  
Parental Advisory

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