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Merlyn reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
7.0

So this is a weird one. A lot happens here but I feel like this is a issue that only massive, massive Spider-Man fans, the kind of people who have read all issues, can totally grasp all the implications here. I like that he didn't pull back on Harry being Kindred, though.

My biggest issue is another one, though. Spencer's run has been very wordy and while some people complained about th more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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Ben Reilly - Sep 9, 2021

Forgot to comment on this but this is a very fair review. I remember how Roger Stern caught readers up to speed during his run on ASM.

Ben Reilly - Sep 9, 2021

(Also, obligatory plug-in to everyone that you should read Roger Stern's Spider-Man run.)

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
7.5

This gets an automatic pass for retconning past sins. I enjoy the heavy attention to continuity. Not enough writers write as though they've not even read a Wikipedia article on the character (I'm referring to you Loeb and Bendis). I like Spencer is trying to weave everything together. The problem, and why I just can't rate it any higher, was that even for someone like myself, who has read all of t more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi - Sep 9, 2021

Completely agree, people seem to just love this because it is a retcon that everyone wanted. The writing here is so bad, and the journey to get here has been so tiresome

allenquanobi reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 1, 2021
8.0

Enjoyed it! It's been a couple years since Tom Taylor has written for Marvel, so I was very excited to see him helm this limited series. And I can say it gets off to pretty solid start. A little too similar to DCeased for me in the way that it's a post apocalyptic story that has a lot of the action and plot explained through text boxes that lead to the speaker at the end. Idk if you can call i more

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
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allenquanobi reviewed Darkhawk #1 Aug 28, 2021
8.5

Interesting start. I'm a fan of Kyle Higgins; he wrote one of the best ongoings with his Power Rangers and his current ongoing Radiant Black is a very Invincible esque feeling superhero book at Image. This feels very much in the same vein, where it's introducing a brand new young hero. Groan worthy, I know. These origin stories are usually very predictable, and that's what I was feeling for th more

Darkhawk #1

By: Kyle Higgins, Juanan Ramirez
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Who is the ALL-NEW DARKHAWK?
Connor Young is a seventeen-year-old star basketball player with the world ahead of him, until a surprising medical diagnosis changes everything. But what happens when a mysterious amulet finds him and gives him powers beyond belief? What will he do with these new abilities? Get in on the ground floor as KYLE HIGGIN...

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This is gonna be a lengthy review about not just this comic, but Zdarsky's work on Spider-Man. Zdarsky is probably the only writer in the past decade that truly understands Spider-Man as a character. Slott had his moments, but his run went off the rails pretty quick. Spencer's run seems to be more focused on dragging itself out telling a story that could be finished in 3 arcs. Zdarsky's Specta more

Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 25, 2021

A Special Encore Return to the World of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY by the Original Creative Team!
SPIDER-MAN. He's a threat. He's a menace. And J. JONAH JAMESON will do whatever it takes to make the world see it! But in this companion piece to last year's hit miniseries SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, will the decades of his obsession bear fruit for Jonah....

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Psycamorean - Aug 28, 2021

He's also said that he's basically told his Spider-Man story already, and that's what Spectacular was. Maybe he'll be inspired though, as he seems to come back to Spidey pretty often, with miniseries or having him show up in other comics.

Ben Reilly - Aug 28, 2021

Marvel should let him tell whatever Spider-Man story he wants to tell in any capacity at this point.

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People will have issues with the politics of this, but for me, I love it. It's clear what Tom Taylor wants Superman to be and what he should do. It's inspiring, and really brings a lot of character and depth to a comic book character that is a legacy character. It helps to separate him from Clark, showing his thinking and his ideals. The art is also so good. I really don't know what else to s more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #2

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Jonathan Kent now dons his father’s cape, but can he be Superman and still have a normal life? It’s tough in this modern world. Danger is everywhere. The new Superman learns this the hard way on his first day of college, and a deadly attack forces Jon to step from the shadows and into the spotlight-where his identity is exposed to the Truth, an...

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Batman Jones - Aug 25, 2021

It’s unfortunate that people that love Superman will be put off by politics that represent what Superman has stood for since Action Comics #1’ but I agree that some will. I enjoyed your review.

Ben Reilly - Aug 26, 2021

@Batman Jones My possibly unpopular opinion: If someone lets their own personal views dictate the quality of a comic, it's an example of bias. Good reviews on comics should be unbiased regardless of your views (political, religious, etc.). Good reviews should focus on the craft of the comic and how well the creative team told the story.

10

I really hope this book succeeds financially and hits the numbers. I want this ongoing to go forever. This is the best Jon has been written since Super Sons, and it's a perfect introduction to a new Superman for a new generation. It's like Tom Taylor listened to what the fans wanted and also catered to new Superman fans in order to show what Superman should be. It's literally everything I want more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

allenquanobi reviewed Moon Knight #1 Jul 21, 2021
9.0

Damn good start. It reintroduces the character of Moon Knight for beginners and experienced readers with a gripping motivation and mystery. Love that MacKay is continuing the explored mental health aspect of Moon Knight that was part of previous runs, it just makes the character more relatable and interesting than if he was just a perfect superhero. The art is also great. Lots of dynamic actio more

Moon Knight #1

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Jul 21, 2021

I AM MOON KNIGHT!
The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Blue & Gold #1 Jul 20, 2021
8.5

This was a lot of fun. I feel like Jurgens is the only writer who can write Booster Gold correctly (not surprising since he created the character). His comedy and personality really get to shine again, and it's refreshing to read a fun buddy cop superhero book. The art is also really good from Ryan Sook. Super happy that these two heroes are back and teaming up again.

Blue & Gold #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Desperate to regain the spotlight, Booster Gold looks to attract the public’s (and Justice League’s) attention the same way any washed-up, second-rate hero would-social media. The not-so-tech-savvy hero from the 25th century enlists the help of his best friend, Blue Beetle, who possesses both the money and the brains to help his old pal navigat...

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8.0

Hmm, I'm really not sure how to feel about this. I'm also confused where this takes place in continuity. I assume it's in the future, separate from the current Superman comics. I know Jon is getting a new series soon, but I feel like I'm missing something. Regardless, the premise of the book is cool: Superman is losing his powers (Grant Morrison really likes that concept), and he needs help th more

Superman and the Authority #1

By: Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of s...

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maelstron - Jul 20, 2021

this may be a 5G left over

allenquanobi reviewed Nightwing #82 Jul 20, 2021
7.5

Probably the weakest issue so far in the run. It is a pretty big retcon and kind of stretching any kind of believability. For me, it's fine though, retcons are part of comics, and this isn't the worst one by far. I really liked the Titans and Batman coming to the rescue, that was very cute. But the rest of the comic is mostly just backstory explanation exposition dump, which is what I didn't l more

Nightwing #82

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Melinda Zucco’s connection to the man who killed Dick Grayson’s parents wasn’t a surprise to the Blüdhaven hero, but what the former Robin discovers about Melinda’s ties to the Flying Graysons leaves the usually upbeat detective speechless.

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allenquanobi rated Nightwing #81 Jun 15, 2021
9.0

Nightwing #81

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Dick Grayson trades out his escrima sticks for a magnifying glass and a sleuth hat to investigate Blüdhaven’s new mayor, Melinda Zucco, and find out how the daughter of the man who murdered Dick’s parents came to power in Nightwing’s city. But his investigative adventure is cut short when he comes face to face with the most horrendous villai...

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allenquanobi reviewed Nightwing #80 May 18, 2021
9.5

It's so good. It's literally the perfect balance of humor, clever dialogue, mystery, and amazing storytelling from Tom Taylor. He understands what makes a character likeable, and honestly for me, he is becoming what Bendis always claimed he was. Taylor writes dialogue that flows off the page like a movie. The art doesn't even need any more praising, but I'll mention it again. Redondo's layouts more

Nightwing #80

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: May 19, 2021

Dick Grayson’s always had a big heart. From protecting those persecuted by bullies in his youth, to combating evil alongside Batman as Robin, to pledging his newly inherited wealth to enriching Blüdhaven as Nightwing-his kindness and generosity have always guided his life. But now a new villain stalks the back alleys of Blüdhaven, removing the ...

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daspidaboy reviewed Heroes Reborn #2 May 12, 2021
6.0

A Big dip in quality for me. How is Captain America freed again? Hope things get better.

Heroes Reborn #2

By: Jason Aaron, Dale Keown
Released: May 12, 2021

Make way for the adventures of Marvel's Mightiest Megastar, the all-powerful Hyperion! When America's solar-powered, super-sentinel of liberty looks to return his archenemy Victor Von Doom to the other-dimensional prison of the Negative Zone, mighty Hyperion must deal with a breakout of his most powerful enemies, such as Ultron, General Annihilus a...

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allenquanobi - May 12, 2021

it is implied in the last issue that blade freed Cap

allenquanobi reviewed The Marvels #1 Apr 28, 2021
8.5

Good start. I really like the idea of a series that doesn't have a focus on any character, but the universe as a whole. It's like a Game of Thrones type premise where we follow different characters and different stories. Very unique concept that I haven't seen since DC did 52.

The Marvels #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Yildiray Cinar
Released: Apr 28, 2021

ALL-NEW, ONGOING SERIES!
Kurt Busiek (MARVELS, Astro City) is back, with the biggest, wildest, most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe, telling stories that span the decades and range from cosmic adventure to intense human drama, from the street-level to the cosmic, starring literally anyone from Marvel's very first heroes to the...

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allenquanobi reviewed Beta Ray Bill #2 Apr 28, 2021
10

I love this series. It's the perfect blend of humor, adventure, and epic space sci fi. It doesn't feel anything like previous Asgard stories. If anything, it feels more like Star Wars/Firefly and those kind of grand space adventures. Adding Skurge was such a welcome and organic choice for humor. And the art is so amazing. Johnson has a sense of scale that I haven't seen in recent artists and more

Beta Ray Bill #2

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Apr 28, 2021

VALHALLA IS CALLING, BETA RAY BILL!
Bill goes hunting for Odin, still desperate to resurrect his lost hammer Stormbreaker - but the former King of Asgard is far from his glory days. Stormbreaker is never coming back...but there is one place where Beta Ray Bill could restore his full powers. The All-Father of nothing offers the Korbinite a path ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Way of X #1 Apr 21, 2021
9.0

Damn good stuff. Spurrier returning to X-Men and picking up on threads that he had in his Legion run is so awesome to see. The entire concept is one that is so unique and original, but also feels very personal to Spurrier and fits Nightcrawler perfectly, who has always struggled with religion and its place in the mutant world. The art is just fine, nothing to go off about. That's probably my o more

Way of X #1

By: Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Apr 21, 2021

THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X!
Mutantkind has built a new Eden... but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper
of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts...Only one mutant senses the looming shadows.
Snared by questions of death, law and love, ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Nightwing #79 Apr 20, 2021
9.5

It’s quickly becoming my favorite thing Tom Taylor has done, and he’s done some amazing work. He just understands these characters so well and the dialogue flows perfectly. The art is also top notch here, I really enjoy the panel layouts, it’s very different compared to the standard comic book grid layout.

Nightwing #79

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help...

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DoorMan reviewed Home #1 Apr 14, 2021
1.0

A pure propaganda play full of misinformation.

Home #1

By: Julio Anta, Anna Wieszczyk
Released: Apr 14, 2021

When a young boy is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, something begins to change in him, and it isn't just the trauma, anxiety, and guilt you'd expect. He doesn't know it yet, but it's the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.

JULIO ANTA and ANNA WIESZCZYK debut with a deeply grou...

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Father_Gascoigne - Apr 16, 2021

" he is racist and evil. That is false. " y'ok. i'm out.

BobDobbs - May 17, 2021

That’s hilarious. The way he gave you proof and so you pretend to be upset by something and “you’re out” Lol. I’m sure it’s not because you can’t BS you’re way around facts. No, that can’t be it @Father_Gascoigne Thanks for further cementing that you guys can only exist in a space where you can bully everyone that disagrees into silence.

9.0

Batman: Urban Legends #2

By: Cecil Castellucci, Eddy Barrows
Released: Apr 14, 2021

The new Batman anthology series continues! In part two of Chip Zdarsky and Eddy Barrows’s epic Batman/Red Hood story, Jason Todd has taken a man’s life, and now his mission is to keep the dead man’s young son safe. But Batman plans to take down Jason before he can make another mistake.
Then, in chapter two of Matthew Rosenberg and Ry...

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allenquanobi reviewed Green Lantern #1 Apr 7, 2021
7.5

I enjoyed this for what it is. It does a good job setting up an interesting premise and story, but there's a lot of this that just doesn't make sense. There's zero chance that the UP would be willing to negotiate Oa and the GLC as a planet but at the same time have Sinestro Corps and the Red Lantern Corps as willing participants. They bring up a lot of bad the Guardians have done, but all of th more

Green Lantern #1

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 7, 2021

As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be on...

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #19 Mar 31, 2021
10

Awesome. Sci-fi mixed with real character motivations and emotions perfectly. I really loved the journey that Laura and Synch go through, as well as Darwin. It also sets up the Children to be even a bigger threat then before, but the mutants are now ready to fight back with the knowldege that they got from the Vault.

X-Men #19

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Mar 31, 2021

ESCAPE FROM THE VAULT!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Batman/Superman #16 Mar 24, 2021
9.5

Amazing start. Yang continues to show how he is one of the best writers right now. He manages to create two mini stories into one book that intersect at the end, with both taking places in different universes. It's such a unique way to tell a story, I've never seen a book like this before. And of course, Ivan Reis is one of the best artists working at DC, and his work here is magnificent. The more

Batman/Superman #16

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 24, 2021

In the aftermath of Dark Nights: Death Metal, catch a glimpse of brave new worlds within the DC Universe...but what are these strange planets? As we delve into the parallel lives of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, we’ll meet new villains, new heroes, alternate realities, and a transdimensional collision that you will need to see to believe!...

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fenixalasnegras reviewed Detective Comics #1034 Mar 23, 2021
4.5

In conclusion, no one gave a basis to justify the qualification and instead they flew into a rage. There are honest people who did not rate this number. And who asked me why five, the truth is that I had already read it to you, but it was an excellent opportunity to do an experiment on how many people only put the rating without actually reading it. And I'm glad they were few. In other places t more

Detective Comics #1034

By: Mariko Tamaki, Gleb Melnikov
Released: Mar 24, 2021

DC Future State may be over-but the present looks tense! With the loss of his fortune and manor, the election of Mayor Nakano, and the growing anti-vigilante sentiment in Gotham, Bruce Wayne must rethink how to be Batman...or risk being left behind by his own city. To make matters worse, a catastrophic crime wave has taken hold of the city, culmina...

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Mingthemerciless - Mar 23, 2021

Tom King may have had a good issue or two but overall his story was awful. So much so he was pulled prematurely from finishing his run at 100 issues. All Um saying is Tamaki dropped the ball on her future state title and she's running again with an FS centric build up. If a reader didnt like FS why would a run towards it be welcome by the same writer? Irrelevant?

myconius - Mar 26, 2021

@Mingthemerciless - WORD!!!

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EthanVanSciverHiresPedos reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
9.5

Scott Lobdell fans are LIVID lmao

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Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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Blackgirl - Mar 17, 2021

HA! maybe Lobdell is reading this now, it's like this person can't get over Lobdell's Nightwing. Dan Jurgens didn't do very well either. He should be happy that this disastrous stage is over. In short, all with his fixations and bitterness. Next.

EthanVanSciverHiresPedos - Mar 25, 2021

lol 4channers

allenquanobi reviewed Justice League #59 Mar 16, 2021
5.5

It was just a bunch of meh. My major complaint here was the panel layouts. I read a lot of comics, but even the layouts on many of the splash pages were confusing, leading to a confused reading order. The plot is paper thin, bad alien(? demon?) guy shows up and the Justice League shows up to punch bad guy. It had less depth than a Saturday morning cartoon show. Naomi also shows up because Ben more

Justice League #59

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Xermanico
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with artist David Marquez (Miles Morales, Iron Man, Batman/Superman) for a new, star-studded Justice League featuring Superman, Batman, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Hippolyta, new DC powerhouse Naomi, and...is that Black Adam?! Superman is leading the charge to reinvent the Justice League-and at the same time, ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
8.5

Time to add Nightwing back to my read list. Very happy to have quality writing on this title once again

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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allenquanobi reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #61 Mar 10, 2021
8.0

This was a lot more light in tone and humor compared to the Kindred storyline we just got. I've been pretty meh about this run, so this was a nice little comedic issue. I am worried about hopping back in because it seems like this run is all over the place and lacks any real direction. I thought it would climax in the Kindred storyline, but that quickly wore out its welcome. Then all of a sudd more

Amazing Spider-Man #61

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 10, 2021

• Peter Parker gets a new job!
•  Spidey gets a new look!
•  And Kingpin's plans start coming together!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Daredevil #28 Mar 10, 2021
10

SO GOOD. Fantastic issue dealing with mental health and self doubt. It's such strong character work for Elektra, Daredevil, and Kingpin. The ending too is just such a good cliffhanger, I just wish I can read this weekly instead of monthly

Daredevil #28

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 10, 2021

A NEW DAREDEVIL RISES TO PROTECT HELL'S KITCHEN!
Matt Murdock is a killer - but while he's serving his time as the masked vigilante called Daredevil, Hell's Kitchen has suddenly been left without a guardian devil.
Or it was, until ELEKTRA NATCHIOS took it upon herself to protect Murdock's neighborhood and his legacy as the NEW DAREDEVIL!

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allenquanobi reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #1 Mar 9, 2021
8.5

Literally this rating is only for the Zdarsky story. It was so good, it was one of the better Red Hood stories I've read in a while. I'm one of those people who thinks Jason Todd works better as a mistake/lesson for Batman, and that was shown here as well as providing much needed characterization for Jason as well. The other stories were serviceable, which to be fair, is all you can ask for in more

Batman: Urban Legends #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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