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8.5

Great continuation of the amazing animated series. If you haven't seen that series yet, you should stop reading this review and this comic and watch the entire series first. While the art for the series is obviously dated (it is 2 decades old), the storytelling is on another level, rivaling many of the best Batman stories told in comics. What was unique about the show was its ability to separat more

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

By: Alan Burnett, Ty Templeton
Released: Apr 1, 2020

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series comes all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to d...

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allenquanobi reviewed Shadowland #5 Mar 28, 2020
4.0

read this in quarantine... i feel like i just tested positive for covid. the only redeeming factor of this series is the art which is still not amazing but it wasnt terrible. wikipedia this story and skip to waids run

Shadowland #5

By: Andy Diggle, Billy Tan
Released: Dec 1, 2010

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allenquanobi reviewed Suicide Squad #4 Mar 28, 2020
8.0

An origin issue for Osita, which provides much needed character for her, and gives great motivation, probably better than a lot of new characters DC has introduced. Only negative for me writing wise is there's a lot of decompression, albeit it's quite humorous and much more well done than other writers' typical decompression. The plot barely moves forward, but as stated before that's fine becaus more

Suicide Squad #4

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 25, 2020

With the chaos of Task Force X's first mission behind her, Dr. Harleen Quinzel launches a psychological investigation into the current residents of Belle Reve-and when the infamous Harley Quinn is worried about someone else's mental health, you know there's a problem! What does Deadshot know about the machinations of their deadly new teammates, the...

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allenquanobi reviewed X-O Manowar #1 Mar 26, 2020
7.5

Quite average for me, I didn't like this as much as the first issues of Vendittis run or Kindts run. This definitely is different from those stories because it grounds Aric on Earth mostly, and he acts more like a traditional superhero stopping crime rather than the epic storytelling that Kindts run was or the interesting sci fi elements of Vendittis run. While some may call it refreshing, I gue more

X-O Manowar #1

By: Dennis, Emilio Laiso
Released: Mar 25, 2020

WIN THE BATTLE, LOSE THE WORLD.

Aric of Dacia, a 5th century warrior catapulted into the modern day, has been bonded with the sentient alien armor, Shanhara. Together, they are the most powerful weapon in the world: X-O Manowar.
As a mysterious new villain arises to threaten the world, will this ancient warrior evolve into the superhe...

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Captain America #20 Mar 21, 2020
8.0

This was actually a good issue! Coates had something to say again! And the art wasn't trash! Shame the entire run can't be like this. I bought the first trade of this run for my physical collection, and it is by far one of my most regrettable purchases simply because this run is so turbulent.

Captain America #20

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robert Quinn
Released: Mar 18, 2020

ALL DIE YOUNG! The ramp-up to CAP #25 begins!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi - Mar 25, 2020

Agreed, that's why I held off until just the hardcover with the first 12 issues, since those were the best in the series

YourGreenMuse - Mar 26, 2020

I will probably sell off the trade soon, unless this series really ups the ante.

allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #9 Mar 25, 2020
8.0

This issue and the last have been the weakest of this series so far, but it's still fun. A lot of it will feel very happen-stance if you haven't read Hickman's issues of New Mutants, so that's a big negative I would give it. Other than that, these issues are just mainly superheroic adventures in space, similar to what the X-Men did in the 80s and 90s. This issue isn't as good as the last issue more

X-Men #9

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 25, 2020

The New Mutants are back from space, and they've brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi'ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard! Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Action Comics #1021 Mar 25, 2020
3.0

Get Romita off Superman. While I don't like any of Bendis Superman so far, at least the main Superman title has great art from Ivan Reis. It also doesn't help that this title has basically become Superman and other Bendis characters title, they have no reason for being in a Superman book except that Bendis is writing Young Justice, so they are here also. Int he next arc I wouldn't be surprised more

Action Comics #1021

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Metropolis down! The blockbuster supervillain team-up of the century continues. Leviathan! The invisible mafia! The Legion of Doom! All have descended on the city of Metropolis to challenge Superman at his most vulnerable moment. With the truth about the Man of Steel's secret identity out in the open, all the rules of engagement have changed-and no...

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10

Pretty awesome stuff, Murphy definitely saved his best for last. This series isn't as good as the original, but damn is it still fun and great to read. It really examines what Batman really is and means to people, while also taking the dumb 90s trope of Azrael seriously and making him cool, I like this version better than any version of Azrael we've seen in main continuity. The entire issue was more

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Mar 25, 2020

DC Black Label
Witness the final battle of the two Bats in this conclusion to the second installment of the White Knight saga! After learning the truth about his name and fortune, Bruce Wayne has made a shocking public announcement in pursuit of redemption-but before he can secure Gotham's future and prosperity once and for all, he must protect...

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 Mar 25, 2020
9.5

My favorite issue of this mini series so far. I love how this book is echoing the classic X-Men/Fantastic Four story by Chris Claremont, with Doom holding all the strings and offering help to a mutant, although in this case he's helping the Fantastic Four family mutant. This book also brings Doom back in a way that makes him feel like the smartest person in the room and the most powerful, I have more

X-Men/Fantastic Four #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Mar 25, 2020

A nation of mutants' lives is at stake while FRANKLIN RICHARDS makes a momentous decision! Will the FANTASTIC FOUR and X-MEN just
stand by and allow it to happen?
Rated T+

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Ryan - Mar 25, 2020

Agreed. Doom was great

8.5

Good book, Hickman continues to seed mysteries and provide more developments to ones he has hinted at. Thunderbird/Sinister plot, Krakoa/Warlock plot, now a new Rachel Summers mystery. All great, and also providing some fun dialogue. The negatives I have for this issue is it is a bit stale, nothing exciting really happens, which is odd considering these Giant-Size books don't seem to have an in more

Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Alan Davis
Released: Mar 25, 2020

HICKMAN AND DAVIS HAUNT THE XAVIER SCHOOL!
Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman teams with legendary artist Alan Davis (X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, AVENGERS) for an eerie tale of adventure! When the X-Men lose contact with the Greymalkin Habitat, it falls to  Nightcrawler to lead a mission into the unknown!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Hellions #1 Mar 25, 2020
8.5

wow, I agree with the other comment, this should have been part of dawn of X wave 1. This definitely is better than Fallen Angels and I like it better than some of the current X ongoings and it's just the first issue. The problem presented is neat, the roster for this team is fun, the story is interesting, the set-up is cool. The art is great, wow I liked this comic a lot. My only small compla more

Hellions #1

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 25, 2020

BAD IS THE NEW GOOD!
When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they'd have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold... but they didn't plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child,...

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allenquanobi reviewed Outlawed #1 Mar 18, 2020
8.0

Basically a rerun of civil war but for underage heroes. The benefit of this is the aftermath feels a lot more realistic and is more interesting than how civil war played out with two sides fighting another. This seems more united with all the underage heroes on the same side of it, which I enjoy. I don't want to see heroes beating up heroes I want to see them going to personal struggles and ove more

Outlawed #1

By: Eve Ewing, Kim Jacinto
Released: Mar 18, 2020

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF INCOMING!
In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.
The world has had enough of teen heroes. The crackdown has begun. And the lives of Marvel's next generation will never be the same again.
EVE L. EWING and KIM JACINTO launch a new e...

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allenquanobi reviewed Captain America #20 Mar 18, 2020
9.0

jeez was it rlly that hard to get another artist marvel? Especially on one of ur main titles? They finally decided to change artists for the better and while it's not as good as Yu's or Kubert's earlier issues, it's still much better than Masters. This issue also brings together a lot of plot threads that are super interesting and the twist is has me very hooked into reading the next one

Captain America #20

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robert Quinn
Released: Mar 18, 2020

ALL DIE YOUNG! The ramp-up to CAP #25 begins!
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Batman #91 Mar 18, 2020
7.5

sstep down from the last issue mainly because of the shifting art, i found myself distracted many times because the art changed between like 3 or 4 artists. Jorge Jimenez said he is gonna draw all of Joker War, but that seems a little unlikely if he couldn't get this issue out on time. Otherwise, just more of the same really, a little more revelations but nothing game changing yet

Batman #91

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 18, 2020

To save Gotham City, Catwoman will have to commit the greatest heist in the city's history! But hot on her trail are the Penguin, the Riddler, a horde of assassins, and the master criminal called the Designer! And the most dangerous person standing in her way is the man she's trying to save: Batman. And what complications will his arise from his ne...

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9.5

This series is awesome, what a great follow up to DCeased. I did get worn off DCeased by the end, but this series has reignited my appreciation for it. This book has great pacing, isn't decompressed, and has great dialogue throughout. That's like the 3 hits every writer should get down with their books, Tom Taylor really gets the voice for all these characters, it's shocking that he hasn't been more

DCeased: The Unkillables #2

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Mar 18, 2020

With the world ending around them, Red Hood and Batgirl take shelter in the most unlikely place: an orphanage full of children! Will they be able to protect the kids from the impending hordes of the infected streaming out of Gotham City and Blüdhaven? And elsewhere, Deathstroke, Vandal Savage, and some of DC's worst villains battle the apocaly...

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allenquanobi reviewed Cable #1 Mar 11, 2020
7.5

A nice addition to dawn of x. nothing groundbreaking, but it's still the fun i've come to expect from all these X-titles (except Fallen Angels). The dialogue is fun and witty, and I like how everyone's written. The art is the standout, Phil Noto on an ongoing? You got me for that alone. I'm interested in where Duggan's gonna go with older Cable showing up

Cable #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THE DAWN OF REBELLION!
Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future... and he will be again. But for now, he's a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Nathan Summers, son of two of the most powerful mutants on Krakoa, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion... so why not start now? Ge...

allenquanobi reviewed Venom #24 Mar 11, 2020
9.0

loved it, especially the character development at the beginning of the issue, which shows Eddie's insecurities about raising a son. Never thought I'd see that in this series, but it was great to see. The other developments that happen are also so awesome to see, and of course Bagley is drawing, so I love that. Continues to be Cates's strongest series at Marvel

Venom #24

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THE WAR WITHIN! VENOM ISLAND CONTINUES!
•  Cletus Kasady may be gone, but CARNAGE is another story - and its evil has infected Venom and the entire ISLAND OF BONES.
•  As every living thing on the island hunts him, Eddie Brock may have no choice but to burn it - and everything he holds dear - to the ground...

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allenquanobi reviewed Thor #4 Mar 11, 2020
8.0

SPOILERS ****

The only joy I really got out of the story is that Loki lifted Mjolnir, which was cool to see, and hopefully gets a payoff after this arc. Other than that, this felt pretty standard Thor stuff. idk I've seen most of this before in thor runs, the epicness, the planets being destroyed. Instead of spending time having a small squabble between Thor and Sif, they could have more

Thor #4

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THOR'S GREATEST ENEMY - AND THE UNIVERSE'S ONLY SAVIOR - REVEALED!
The Black Winter is coming - the end of the entire vast universe - and only one entity can stop it. The only one who has survived it before, Galactus the World-Eater, has come to Midgard...in search of a herald for the end of everything.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #8 Mar 11, 2020
8.5

A step back from the epic world-building from the last issue to have some humor and fun action. Which isn't bad, but personally I want to see more from this world and more mystery. But I get that tension needs to be dissolved every now and then, and this issue does that in a great way. The New Mutants are back from space, and Hickman is not writing that book to basically move the new mutants th more

X-Men #8

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Mar 11, 2020

The New Mutants are back from space, and they've brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi'ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard! Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Decorum #1 Mar 11, 2020
7.5

Not my favorite Hickman creator owned, but it does get off to an ok start. The entire issue is the usual hickman affair, with data graphs, info dumps, and cool visuals to go around. I didn't find myself caring about any of the characters yet, and that is hard to do in one issue, so I'll continue to read it. However, in his other series there is usually at least one character that I find cool or more

Decorum #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Huddleston
Released: Mar 11, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one. "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use."

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allenquanobi reviewed Batman #90 Mar 9, 2020
7.5

This issue has finally picked up the story line for me. The past 5 issues could have been combined into one and this feels like the second issue in Tynion's run. Loved the retell from Selina, but I still don't care about the Designer villain. The main thing I loved about this book is the art, obviously, Jorge Jimenez is one of the few bright spots in DC's artists roster for me right now, and I more

Batman #90

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 4, 2020

The mysterious master criminal known only as the Designer once brought together Gotham City's greatest criminals to plot the perfect crime, and now his plan has been unleashed upon the city in all its might. Batman will go to any length to uncover the grand design, but Catwoman is the one who holds the greatest secret. If Batman wins against the De...

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8.5

recently hopped back into this series and it's still great. miles having a sister really distinguishes him and provides a different dynamic than the usual Spider-man hijinks that Peter seems to get entangled within. It's just good fun and feel good reading, what else can I ask of a spider-man comic

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #16

By: Saladin Ahmed, Cory Smith
Released: Mar 4, 2020

MORALESES VS. MONSTERS!
•  Miles is taking on his biggest responsibility yet--babysitting his new little sister, Billie Morales!
•  But fussiness and feeding are the least of their problems--there's SOMETHING UNDERGROUND!
•  Meanwhile Miles' uncle Aaron made a deal with a different kind of beast--ULTIMATUM--and he's about to...

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allenquanobi reviewed Strange Adventures #1 Mar 4, 2020
9.0

Read it once before work this morning, and read again after lunch. It's definitely loads better than his Batman. It moves at a glacial pace, but I do like the mystery that's being presented with Batman and Mister Terrific. I also like the duality that's displayed by the art, very smart choices made by King and the artists to portray the heroic side and ptsd side by different artists, it really more

Strange Adventures #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 4, 2020

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end "best of lists," the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan "Doc" Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The D...

allenquanobi rated Marauders #9 Mar 4, 2020
9.0

Marauders #9

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Mar 4, 2020

PEST CONTROL!
A very small attack on Krakoa grows into something much bigger, thanks to Yellowjacket! Can Captain Kate's crew swat him before his sting pays off?
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Daredevil #19 Mar 4, 2020
10

AMAZING, nothing else to say about it. a damn perfect issue

Daredevil #19

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 4, 2020

• Hell's Kitchen is hanging by a thread-and that thread is Daredevil!
•  Owl makes his play while Mayor Fisk watches from the sidelines.
Rated T+

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Nihilist reviewed Batman/Superman #7 Feb 26, 2020
7.0

The most obvious thing anyone should notice in this book, is how much the art quality dropped, compared to the first story arc. Nick Derington is no David Marquez, let's just say, and his work makes the series look like it took one step back.

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Batman/Superman #7

By: Joshua Williamson, Nick Derington
Released: Feb 26, 2020

In the aftermath of "The Infected," Batman and Superman create new measures to prevent hidden and dangerous super-villain plots in the future. Using new technology to track villains throughout the DC Universe, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are startled to discover that General Zod has returned to Earth-and that his new target is...Ra's al Gh...

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allenquanobi - Feb 26, 2020

Hmm guess I'm in the minority, I happen to prefer Derington's art over Marquez, especially Marquez at DC. Marquez's art at Marvel was far superior due to his pairing with the late great colorist Justin Ponsor. Derington's art in this issue was a treat for me.

Nihilist - Feb 27, 2020

Fair enough. It sure is a matter of taste, I guess. I got used to this particular run having Marquez's style, I've never been a fan of drastic creative direction changes in ongoing series.

allenquanobi reviewed X-Men/Fantastic Four #2 Feb 26, 2020
8.0

Hmm, I didn't like this issue as much as the first. Mostly because of what the F4 do in response, it feels very unlike themselves despite the reasoning behind it. I thought they'd do something more logic based due to the scientific nature of the group. I do like the plot with Doom and the kids and Kitty, that seems very fun and different/interesting. The fight that happens just made my eyes gl more

X-Men/Fantastic Four #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Feb 26, 2020

The world has been re-shaped by the X-MEN. But you can't reshape a world without encountering its true master ... DOOM..
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed X-Men #7 Feb 26, 2020
10

God, this series man. It hooks me in so easily with worldbuilding, Ive liked every issue so much. Hickman stays true to his word promising how each issue is a stand alone, probably until the next event. The crucible was cool to see and really bolsters the mutant nation idea to a new level that we really haven't seen when it was done before as with genosha and nation x. All the characters are w more

X-Men #7

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Feb 26, 2020

MUTANTS ARE FOREVER!
The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Mutantkind. NO MORE can humans' hate and fear take their lives from them. But... what ELSE has it changed?
Rated T+

8.5

As much as I hate silent issues, this was great. Mainly because of the art which is the problem I have with most silent issues, the art usually isn't enough to carry, but dauterman and Wilson both do their best to carry and it works. The colors and the detail on the characters and the background is lovely, it's also such a unique place for the story. Speaking of which the story isn't a placehol more

Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey And Emma Frost #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Russell Dauterman
Released: Feb 26, 2020

The first of five essential X-tales specially designed to showcase some of Marvel's best artists! First up, Russell Dauterman, superstar artist of THOR and WAR OF THE REALMS! When Storm is in danger, it's going to take two of the most powerful telepaths on Earth working together to make things right. Jean Grey and Emma Frost, together again for the...

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7.0

This book is fine, but it feels like DC just wanted Taylor to stretch out the premise of the story more. Doesn't really add anything to the previous DCeased story, it just provides another perspective as to what was happening. Which for me is less creative and more profit driven (which this is don't be fooled). I'll just wait til DCeased gets collected in a larger hardcover or omnibus comprised more

DCeased: The Unkillables #1

By: Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019's smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC's hardest villains and an...

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