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Joined: Aug 22, 2019 About Me: In 2017, the nerdiest guy you’ve never heard of set out to create something new. Not just another pop-culture site, but an immersive experience. A place where heroes of old leap off the page and into the hearts and minds of the audience. The result was The Hall of Joestice. A place w more

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Above Average Joe reviewed Superman #18 Dec 11, 2019
4.0

Sigh.

I wish I could say my disappointment was anything other than expected. The idea is unoriginal, especially given the events of the last several years. The execution is lacking, with the most interesting revelations done in silence and shadow. Ivan's art plays well in these moments but I can't help feeling cheated of much-needed character interaction between Clark & Perry in favor more

Superman #18

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Dec 11, 2019

With Superman's family scattered across the galaxy, our hero must confront some of his greatest concerns about himself and his place in the galaxy. Legendary artist Ivan Reis joins writer Brian Michael Bendis as they introduce the biggest change in the Man of Steel's life ever!

Above Average Joe reviewed Young Justice #11 Dec 4, 2019
1.0

Can Bendis just 'not'?

Honest to god, this has got to be one of the laziest pieces of shit that I've read in some time. Just as bad if not worse than the whole of Leviathan, that's a lot bad to cram into a single issue.

The big meeting between Naomi and Young Justice...happens off-panel.
11 issues of craziness and the team trying to get back home ends with them going more

Young Justice #11

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Dec 4, 2019

Young Justice returns! Home! To Earth! Finally! Just in time to confront all of their big issues-like S.T.A.R. Labs! Moms and dads! Naomi! Jinny Hex's trunk! And yes, each other! This starts the wild wind-up to Wonder Comics' first year as the truth behind S.T.A.R. Labs and the reunion of Young Justice is revealed!

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Above Average Joe reviewed Flash #82 Nov 18, 2019
6.5

Is it cold in here, or is it just me? Oh boy, Hell froze over and took Central City with it. The Rogues have won, and Captain Cold is calling the shots in this new Snow-Pocalypse.

Honestly, the events of the issue aren’t all that surprising. Underground resistance courtesy of the remaining Flash Family since Barry is MIA. The Rogues themselves are locked in a bit of a stalemate that more

Flash #82

By: Joshua Williamson, Rafa Sandoval
Released: Nov 13, 2019

"Rogues Reign" part one! The speed force is dead, doom has gripped the earth, and the FLASH lives in a nightmare! Powered-up by Lex Luthor's offer, Captain Cold led his team of Rogues to ultimate victory over Central City. Through the might of Mirror Master's amplified abilities, the rogues have re-shaped reality itself into their own kingdoms of c...

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Above Average Joe reviewed Superman #17 Nov 18, 2019
3.0

Where do I begin? The Art that comes off as a downright garish knockoff of Amanda Connor’s style; the bloated dialogue that uses 47 words where 12 will do or the nonsensical reasoning behind Clark’s decision to reveal his identity?

His son is gone, his father is dead (again) and his wife is living in a hotel away from what’s left of her family and supposedly writing a story about more

Superman #17

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Maguire
Released: Nov 13, 2019

Superman's new Fortress of Solitude sits in the most remote corner of the Bermuda Triangle. Constructed using Kryptonian technology far beyond anything our world knows, filled with intergalactic, pan-dimensional secrets from all over the Multiverse...how could it possibly be missing?

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Above Average Joe reviewed Event Leviathan #6 Nov 13, 2019
1.0

If you're looking for six issues of boring, needlessly convoluted storytelling, lackluster art and a downright disturbing amount of cringe-worthy characterization, look no further!

True to form, Bendis delivers an ending that is more hurried exposition than resolution. Nothing is really solved in this issue, and the setup for the tales to follow leave the reader with a looming sense of more

Event Leviathan #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Nov 13, 2019

From the Eisner Award-winning team of superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and groundbreaking artist Alex Maleev, the shocking conclusion to the biggest DC mystery of the year! Who is Leviathan? What do they want? How have they dismantled the most powerful secret agencies in the world? And what's their next deadly move? The greatest detectives of ...

Above Average Joe added Tom King to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Donny Cates to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Ta-Nehisi Coates to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Brian Michael Bendis to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Greg Capullo to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added James Tynion IV to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Joshua Williamson to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Scott Snyder to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Jonathan Hickman to their creator watch list Aug 22, 2019
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Above Average Joe added Young Justice (2019) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Young Justice (2019)

Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They're all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they're shocked to discover the battle ...

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Above Average Joe added Wonder Woman (2016) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Wonder Woman (2016)

"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims art...

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Above Average Joe added Tony Stark: Iron Man to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Tony Stark: Iron Man

TAKE FLIGHT WITH DAN SLOTT & VALERIO SCHITI!
From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDE...

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Above Average Joe added Thor (2018) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Thor (2018)

JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of ...

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Above Average Joe added Superman (2018) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Superman (2018)

A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes... with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the c...

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Above Average Joe added Supergirl (2016) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Supergirl (2016)

"REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMAN" part one! Supergirl is back and working for the DEO to defend National City! As Kara Danvers, average American teenager and high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself f...

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Above Average Joe added Star Wars (2014) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Star Wars (2014)

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and ...

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Above Average Joe added Powers of X to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Powers of X

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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Above Average Joe added Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019)

Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and...and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look...

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Above Average Joe added Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018)

Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garr n (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you th...

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Above Average Joe added Lois Lane (2019) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Lois Lane (2019)

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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Above Average Joe added Justice League Dark (2018) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Justice League Dark (2018)

From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing,...

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Above Average Joe added Justice League (2018) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Justice League (2018)

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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Above Average Joe added Ironheart to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Ironheart

THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life...  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning po...

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Above Average Joe added Invaders (2019) to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Invaders (2019)

THE GREATEST GENERATION OF MARVEL HEROES IS BACK - TO STOP ONE OF THEIR OWN!
In commemoration of Marvel's 80th anniversary and springing from events in the pages of AVENGERS and THE BEST DEFENSE, the Marvel Universe's first super-team is back! CAPTAIN AMERICA. THE HUMAN TORCH. THE WINTER SOLDIER. NAMOR. They fought in WORLD WAR II together as T...

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Above Average Joe added Immortal Hulk to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Immortal Hulk

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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