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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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ComickerPerson reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
9.5

Scott Lobdell fans are LIVID lmao

Edit: decided to raise it half a point just to trigger them some more

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.

ComickerPerson - 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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allenquanobi reviewed Wonder Woman #770 Mar 9, 2021
7.5

Good start, even though the premise wore out its welcome. If this is just Diana going through a different sect of mythology each arc, I could get behind it. But this felt a lot more lowkey than it should have been. I was expecting more interactions with the Norse gods, but we only see Thor in one page, while Diana's main interaction is with some man(?). The art was good, I'm still interested in more

Wonder Woman #770

By: Jordie Bellaire, Paulina Ganucheau
Released: Mar 10, 2021

What. Is. Happening?! Wonder Woman just woke up in the middle of battle, with rampaging hordes of mythological beasts bearing down on her! Not even the Princess of the Amazons can survive such an assault, but that’s okay-it’s just another day in Valhalla! The warriors here spend their days fighting and their nights drinking-and if they die in c...

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Antenovial - Mar 9, 2021

Siegfried is a norse hero said to have had super-human powers. I'm guessing he is being set up as the norse gods' champion the same way Diana is the greek gods' champion.

allenquanobi reviewed Superman #29 Mar 9, 2021
8.5

Huge breath of fresh air. This issue felt a lot more like the action and events took the story forward rather than just the classic Bendis decompression. It feels like big events are happening. The premise is not unique, but I like the twist that Jon seems like the focal emotional point here. As others have stated, even if it does go through with its premise, it is very likely to be temporary more

Superman #29

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson jumps from DC Future State back to the present for a two-part story that spans Superman and Action Comics this month!
In “The Golden Age,” Jonathan Kent steps back to examine his father’s legacy. When a monstrous foe from outer space attacks Clark-and nearly kills him!-this young hero must consider the ...

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #18 Feb 24, 2021
9.5

Awesome stuff, I'm just very curious to see how much time has actually happened in the vault vs outside of the vault. I was hoping to see some of the Krakoa stuff

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men: Legends #1 Feb 17, 2021
7.5

Decent start. It drops you right into the middle of the story, so it definitely isn't new reader friendly. You have to be familiar with 90s X-Men history to understand who these characters are and what is happening. The art from Booth also works a lot better here vs his art in the ongoing Hickman book. The colors work a lot better here than in that book. I'll keep reading for the nostalgia, b more

X-Men: Legends #1

By: Fabian Nicieza, Brett Booth
Released: Feb 17, 2021

ALL-NEW TALES STARRING YOUR FAVORITE X-MEN, SPANNING CLASSIC ERAS!
Break out the yellows and blues, fire up the Danger Room and snap on your pouches as legendary X-writers return to classic eras of the mutant super heroes in ALL-NEW, in-continuity stories set during their fan-favorite runs! Fabian Nicieza kicks off the series with a special sag...

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allenquanobi reviewed Black Widow #5 Feb 17, 2021
9.0

this series is damn good

Black Widow #5

By: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande
Released: Feb 17, 2021

THE END IS ALSO THE BEGINNING...
As Natasha finally begins to escape her paradise and takes aim on her enemies, she can't ignore that her freedom comes at a devastating cost. Is this what finally breaks The BLACK WIDOW? Winning the day will change Natasha forever and set her on a bold new path.
Losing... is no longer an option.

Rat...

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allenquanobi reviewed King In Black #4 Feb 17, 2021
9.5

Probably the best recon I've read in Marvel in the past couple years. Everything about this issue was awesome: the action, the stakes, the twist. That twist at the end is so damn cool, Cates is ending his Venom run with a massive bang, and I'm all here for it

King In Black #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 17, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A KING?

Rated T+

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9.0

This is the best future state book by far. These two issues have floored me and have really gotten me excited to see Jones writing and drawing the ongoing. If the quality of that ongoing is as good as these issues, I'll be excited to read it. This is the only solid Future State book that I can firmly recommend, maybe Dark Detective as well.

Future State: Wonder Woman #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Feb 3, 2021

Emerging from the Amazon rain forest, the new Wonder Woman must battle her way through hell! Witness Yara Flor at the height of her power as she takes on the king of the underworld, Hades himself! Betrayed by a close ally, Yara’s back is against the wall as she is forced to battle legions of demons for survival and to liberate her Themysciran sis...

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allenquanobi reviewed Daredevil #26 Jan 27, 2021
9.5

God damn does Zdarsky always deliver. He even makes a tie in enjoyable to read. I love the use of two artists for different parts of the book. A lot of books these days use multiple artists to get the book out on time, but they draw the same story and it's very jarring to read a story and the art changes from one page to the next. It works here because it's telling two stories, so both parts fe more

Daredevil #26

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jan 27, 2021

A DEVIL CONSUMED!
Matt faces a darkness unlike any before. Meanwhile, ELEKTRA may be in over her head for the first time in her life.
DAREDEVIL must find the strength to continue the fight as all hell breaks loose.

Rated T+

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allenquanobi rated New Mutants #15 Jan 27, 2021
8.5

New Mutants #15

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Jan 27, 2021

ONCE MORE INTO THE CRUCIBLE!
As KARMA and DANI delve deeper into their nightmares, a spider sets his eyes on the most vulnerable of the NEW MUTANTS...Meanwhile, in the Wild Hunt, children play at being adults and prepare for the fight of their lives.

Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #17 Jan 27, 2021
9.0

Still loving this era of X-Men. The art in this issue is a little rough though. The pencils are fine, but the coloring feels very flat, and I don't want to blame the colorist here because he has done great work with the rest of this series when Yu and Asrar drew. But I don't think it matches with Brett Booth's style, you'd need a colorist from the 90s to make this art work. It just feels off w more

X-Men #17

By: Jonathan Hickman, Brett Booth
Released: Jan 27, 2021

STORM THE EMPIRE!  
When the Shi'ar Empire asks the X-Men for help, Cyclops, Storm and Marvel Girl answer the call.

Rated T+

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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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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