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TheHyruleElf rated The Scumbag #7 Apr 11, 2021
8.5

The Scumbag #7

By: Rick Remender, Francesco Mobili
Released: Apr 14, 2021

"MOONFLOWER," Part Two-The battle on the moon continues! ERNIE gets separated from the rest of his crew and meets the leader of the evil MOONFLOWER cult. Will she convince him to help her with her nefarious plans with the promise of free sex and drugs? ...Probably.

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TheHyruleElf rated Geiger #1 Apr 10, 2021
8.5

Geiger #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Industry heavyweights GEOFF JOHNS (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and GARY FRANK (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC's DOOMSDAY CLOCK reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming GEIGER. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Com...

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TheHyruleElf reviewed Green Lantern #1 Apr 6, 2021
6.0

Compared to the high octane fun of Grant Morrison's The Green Lantern, this just feels kind of boring and uninteresting. I don't think I'll be reading the next issue.

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...

TheHyruleElf rated Batman/Catwoman #4 Mar 30, 2021
7.5

Batman/Catwoman #4

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Mar 31, 2021

The Joker has hidden a bomb in Gotham-but there might be a bigger explosion if Batman proves his suspicions true, and Catwoman actually knows where it is! It’s a dangerous secret that threatens to destroy the couple’s relationship in its early days, and it’s going to reverberate throughout their time together. In the present day, it will affe...

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TheHyruleElf rated Strange Adventures #9 Mar 30, 2021
8.0

Strange Adventures #9

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 31, 2021

The Pykkts are attacking Earth. As the only warrior in all the cosmos to ever defeat them, Adam Strange leads the planet’s mightiest heroes in all-out war! The only thing is, evidence is mounting that Adam’s victory on Rann may not have been everything he says it was. There is time unaccounted for, circumstances left unexplained. Even Batman ha...

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TheHyruleElf rated Flash #768 Mar 30, 2021
8.0

Flash #768

By: Jeremy Adams, Darko Lafuente
Released: Mar 31, 2021

The retirement of Wally West begins! After the events spanning from DC Universe: Rebirth to Heroes in Crisis to Dark Nights: Death Metal, the former Kid Flash decides to call it quits. But the current Flash needs his former partner now more than ever. As fallout from Infinite Frontier hits the Flash, Barry Allen and Wally West must confront the pas...

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TheHyruleElf rated Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
8.0

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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TheHyruleElf rated Justice League #59 Mar 16, 2021
8.0

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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Merlyn reviewed Batman: Black & White #3 Feb 23, 2021
5.0

The first story is pretty racist, something I've come to expect from Ridley. Sure, the usual crowd will go "hOw iS iT rAcIsT?" because for some racism only goes one way. Which, of course, it doesn't. The second is just bad, the third is okay. The fourth and the fifth are pretty good, I was impressed by the art in both.

Batman: Black & White #3

By: Bengal
Released: Feb 24, 2021

The mythology of Batman continues to expand in this issue of Batman Black and White as we explore alternate takes and possible futures for the Caped Crusader from the minds of comics’ most innovative and creative thinkers!
• Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and iconic Thor and Avengers artist Olivier Coipel reteam to dip into th...

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Bats20832 - Mar 3, 2021

@Merlyn, I believe we see John Ridley writing about are criminals that he imagines most. Bob Kahan and Milton Finger's core (not exclusive) vision of "the criminal" were mobsters of their day. because that was threat in their city. They were, of course, a stereotype too. But with more pages of writing, antagonist (even mobster) had more character development. Not getting those pages from Ridley. Thus less character development. Lack of writing/plot limits what we see beyond snippet of world view

Bats20832 - Mar 3, 2021

@Merlyn, I have read John Ridley's Batman work only. To me, the question is can he really do anatagonist character development, as I also question can he really write a solid story with beginning, middle, end - beyond the serial style writing or reimagining others' "history"?

9.0

Batman: Black & White #3

By: Bengal
Released: Feb 24, 2021

The mythology of Batman continues to expand in this issue of Batman Black and White as we explore alternate takes and possible futures for the Caped Crusader from the minds of comics’ most innovative and creative thinkers!
• Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and iconic Thor and Avengers artist Olivier Coipel reteam to dip into th...

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8.0

Future State: Batman/Superman #2

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ben Oliver
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Superman has fallen deep into the Magistrate’s Kryptonite caverns, and now he’s at the mercy of a gruesomely transformed Professor Pyg! So what do animalistic body modification and caves of Kryptonite have to do with the Magistrate’s growing fascist state in Gotham City? That’s what Batman needs to find out as the race against time to save ...

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8.5

Future State: Dark Detective #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will d...

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TheHyruleElf rated Champions #4 Feb 22, 2021
8.0

Champions #4

By: Eve Ewing, Bob Quinn
Released: Feb 17, 2021

Guest-Starring CYCLOPS and the MARAUDERS!
Avast, ye! CHAMPIONS ON THE HIGH SEAS! NOVA, IRONHEART, MILES and MS. MARVEL have narrowly escaped C.R.A.D.L.E. for now with the help of their old teammate, but it's out of the frying pan and into the...ocean.

Rated T

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10

I feel sincerely sorry for anyone that can't enjoy this series, because they are missing out on something truly special. Something I would call exquisite without concern for hyperbole.

It's especially rewarding for a fan like me that grew up in the 70s, reading the relevant Teen Titans run and the issue of JLA where Black Lightning is offered and declines membership. Each issue has had more

The Other History of the DC Universe #2

By: John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Before the New Teen Titans, there were the original Teen Titans. In the tumultuous 1970s, in an America that was very different than today but in many ways all too familiar, the trials and tribulations of these young heroes were witnessed by two of DC’s first Black superheroes: Karen Beecher-Duncan, better known as Bumblebee, and Mal Duncan-even ...

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C.V.R. The Bard - Jan 31, 2021

Mad respect Jones. Mad respect ! - cvrthebard.tumblr.com

TheHyruleElf rated X-Men: Legends #1 Feb 21, 2021
7.0

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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Psycamorean reviewed Iron Man #6 Feb 19, 2021
9.5

Anyone who thinks Christopher Cantwell hates Tony Stark, or is writing a sneak Hellcat book, is an idiot. So much for a character who's always had an ego having an ego. That's too far. The characterization for Tony here is on point. Maybe you should go read more Iron Man. Try Armor Wars and see how the ego compares. So much for a supporting cast. Since when do protagonists have foils? Personally, more

Iron Man #6

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Feb 17, 2021

BOOKS OF KORVAC: BOOK TWO BEGINS!
After receiving a near-fatal injury from Korvac, Iron Man lands in emergency triage with his life on the line. Halcyon and Misty Knight work quickly to lock Tony in his armor and stanch his injuries...but now he can't take it off or else he'll die. With pieces of metal literally holding his body together, Tony ...

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Merlyn - Feb 22, 2021

Yeah, you.

Psycamorean - Feb 22, 2021

If you change your mind: https://discord.gg/jkCEu3UkE5

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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+

TheHyruleElf rated Thor #12 Feb 17, 2021
8.5

Thor #12

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Feb 17, 2021

DOCTORS FOSTER & BLAKE, READY YOUR SCALPELS!
Once upon a time, Jane Foster and Donald Blake were more than friends. With Blake at her side, Jane could've shared the very throne of Asgard. Now...they are about to become the bitterest of enemies. And if Valkyrie falls, she'll have lost more than a crown. All of the Ten Realms are at stake - not t...

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Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1 Feb 17, 2021
9.5

I really enjoy these one-shots. As amazing as Ewing's run is, these side-stories are welcome change of place to the world of Immortal Hulk, as they explore stories that the main issues won't. These aren't necessary, but they offer a bit hope that there are writers who can write Hulk after Ewing's run inevitably ends (which I hope won't happen anytime soon).

Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1

By: Declan Shalvey
Released: Feb 17, 2021

ONE CREATOR. ONE HULK. ONE SUPERSTAR STORY!
Declan Shalvey writes and draws an IMMORTAL HULK tale that gets to the heart of gamma! Every morning, Bruce Banner wakes up in a new place. The Hulk is trying to tell him something - but Bruce has had enough of his green-veined alters. When a new gamma-powered villain shows up in a small New Mexico to...

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Swift Planet - Feb 20, 2021

Pretty sure it was announced to be ending with #50.

Psycamorean - Feb 20, 2021

It was never announced. Joe Bennett said it would end at 50 but then deleted the comment.

8.0

Future State: Nightwing #2

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Feb 17, 2021

It’s an all-new dynamic for the Dynamic Duo when Nightwing and Gotham’s mysterious new Batman join forces against the Magistrate. But when the totalitarian force controlling the city declares the two heroes their primary targets, Nightwing will need to call on the full force of his hidden resistance, including two Batgirls, Huntress, and Two-Fa...

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7.5

Future State: The Next Batman #4

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Feb 17, 2021

The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the...guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city.
In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person lo...

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8.0

Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #2

By: Dan Watters, Leila Del Duca
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Our heroes have challenged the gods themselves to a test of bravery for the fate of the Earth. But gods are notorious cheaters, and with Superman’s powers in flux, it falls to Wonder Woman to face down the sun itself! A utopian future awaits-but only if a Kryptonian peacemaker and an Amazon warrior can put aside their differences to become the Wo...

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8.0

Future State: Dark Detective #3

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Feb 10, 2021

In this issue, Bruce Wayne meets the next Batman! As the dark detective makes his move to put an end to the villainous Magistrate once and for all, the man who once wore the cowl encounters the next Batman-and these two have some questions for each other! Fists will fly as this explosive meeting erupts in the skies over Gotham...but with the clock...

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7.5

Future State: Robin Eternal #2

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Tim Drake is dead at the hands of the Magistrate. Uh, so why is he getting back up again? With the dangerous and supercharged “Lazarus Resin” coursing through the veins of the hero once known as Robin, can Tim recover enough of his fragile psyche to finish the mission and blow the sky convoy? And can Spoiler and Darcy escape the clutches of Pea...

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1.0

Green Lantern: Season Two #11

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known-and a coalition o...

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fenixalasnegras - Feb 10, 2021

again thank you very much for your sincere and mature answer. Maybe if you can comment on this in private I would love to know the answers to my questions. A hug.

Ulf - Feb 10, 2021

agreed SonofBatman - if you're gonna do a rating, you should have a rationale for the number. Not just tank it for laughs.

8.5

Green Lantern: Season Two #11

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known-and a coalition o...

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10

Absolutely phenomenal.

Morrison's mike drop is one for the ages as the Emerald Knight takes on unimaginable odds; nothing new of course.

I love how, just like the Gentry and Empty Hand from Multiversity, the final enemy could be considered analogues for corporatism and manufactured story control while the new guardians are placeholders for his own disillusionment with DC's ne more

Green Lantern: Season Two #11

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 10, 2021

Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known-and a coalition o...

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7.5

Future State: The Next Batman #3

By: Paul Jenkins, Laura Braga
Released: Feb 3, 2021

The adventures of the next Batman continue! Batman has captured a pair of murderous fugitives, but he faces a tough decision: leave them for the Magistrate troops, which means certain death, or risk his life and fight his way through Gotham City to deliver them to the GCPD for trial. He’s Batman...so there’s only one choice!
And in “...

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7.5

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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TheHyruleElf rated X-Men #17 Jan 27, 2021
8.5

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+

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