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davepete reviewed Flash #768 Mar 30, 2021
8.0

Haven't read Flash for a while, but I thought I'd check out the first Infinite Frontier issue. It was an enjoyable story, a good jumping-on issue, and almost felt like a Justice League story for a bit with all the guest stars plus Mister Terrific. There were several artists on this issue, but their styles mostly blended, and overall the book looked pretty good. I wish Marco Santucci was fast enoug more

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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davepete reviewed Superman Red & Blue #1 Mar 16, 2021
9.0

I enjoyed all the stories, but I think the kindergarten one was the best -- it had a good story and fantastic art.

Superman Red & Blue #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Wes Craig
Released: Mar 17, 2021

This new series presents fresh new visions of the Man of Steel in his two signature colors of red and blue! Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird...it’s not a plane...it’s Superman.
To start things off, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John ...

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davepete reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
10

SO much better now. Thanks, Tom and Bruno.

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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10

Future State: Batman/Superman #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ben Oliver
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Back in the early days of the Magistrate’s occupation of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne found himself pushed to the edge like never before. So calling the Man of Steel in for backup makes sense, right? Wrong. Gotham’s sinister overlords have already sprung the ultimate trap on the Last Son of Krypton...and with Kryptonian power at your command, no on...

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davepete - Jan 31, 2021

I like Gene Yang's writing, and this book was good. But a "10"? When most everything else you review gets a "1"? You must be very confused about reviews.

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1.5

Artwork was well done but the story was lacking. I find it hard to believe that the Next Batman could best Dick Grayson in hand to hand combat. Over all the book isn't as bad as the other Future State books but it isn't good either. So yet again, save your money.

Future State: Nightwing #1

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum! When Nightwing gets a visit from a mask ...

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RedKSuperman - Feb 1, 2021

Evaluation criteria 9 possible points for story and 1 possible point for artwork. Since 1 is the lowest that Comic Book Round Up allows it basically scored a .5 in art and 0 for story. If you don't like it then don't pay attention or like my reviews. Keep scrolling. ;)

fenixalasnegras - Feb 2, 2021

I think a good story is more important, proven that a good story can raise bad art.

8.0

Nice little story. My favorite Future State book so far. Gene Luen Yang needs to always write Superman. Also, Ben Oliver's false faces are magnificently drawn.

Future State: Batman/Superman #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ben Oliver
Released: Jan 27, 2021

Back in the early days of the Magistrate’s occupation of Gotham City, Bruce Wayne found himself pushed to the edge like never before. So calling the Man of Steel in for backup makes sense, right? Wrong. Gotham’s sinister overlords have already sprung the ultimate trap on the Last Son of Krypton...and with Kryptonian power at your command, no on...

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9.0

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

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10

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

davepete liked this:
10

Dark Nights: Death Metal: The Secret Origin #1

By: Geoff Johns, Ryan Benjamin
Released: Dec 23, 2020

The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!

davepete liked this:
9.5

This story is a great example of how comics can be useful in the classroom. It shows a fine example of how cruel the Klan was. In those days they were falsely glorified. I know the story of a reporter who risked his life to reveal the real Klan with the help of the radio show's producers. I'd love to hear the original broadcasts. Are they available anywhere or on CD perhaps?
This was cleverly more

Superman Smashes The Klan Collected

By: Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Chinatown to Downtown Metropolis. While Dr. Lee is eager to begin his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to the famous superhero Superman!
Tommy adjusts quickly to the fast pace of their new neighborhood, be...

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Michaelbn reviewed Gotham High #1 Apr 8, 2020
1.0

Let's make Batman Chinese because I'm from Eastern Asia. Wut?

Gotham High #1

By: Melissa De La Cruz, Thomas Pitilli
Released: Apr 1, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took-even destroy the ones they love-to satisfy their own motives.
Aft...

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Valiant Son - Apr 22, 2020

Then you are misreading the review. The reviewer is unhappy with the unnecessary and pointless changes made because the author has Chinese ancestry so she made the lead character Chinese. This is not that the reviewer dislikes Chinese people. Your argument is still a strawman.

RedKSuperman - Apr 23, 2020

The author admits she knows nothing about Batman and has no intent of learning...Yeah that attitude should go over real well with fans. If she wanted to write this sort of book fine, but don't slap the Batman title on it.

davepete reviewed Superman Smashes The Klan #3 Feb 24, 2020
10

One of the best Superman stories of all time. Really hope this team makes some more Superman stories.

Superman Smashes The Klan #3

By: Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru
Released: Feb 19, 2020

The Daily Planet is under attack! When the Klan invades the newspaper's office, they kidnap Lois Lane, Perry White, and Inspector Henderson. The Klan's attacks have separated our heroes, forcing Roberta and Jimmy Olsen to step up and help save the Daily Planet staff.  
But the Klan has one more surprise to reveal. In order to save his...

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davepete reviewed Superman of Smallville #1 Sep 3, 2019
8.0

Fun story, similar to Baltazar and Franco's other comics, but loosely based on the Smallville TV series and a 13-year-old Clark who rescues townsfolk as the "Superman of Smallville". Considering how well this format does for Raina, this hopefully works out better for Baltazar-Franco than their floppy minis for $3 or $4 only available at comic shops. A few unresolved plot threads in this book sugge more

Superman of Smallville #1

By: Art Baltazar
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Can Superman keep Smallville from going to the dogs?
Acts of awesomeness are happening around town. People are being rescued, runaway tractors stopped, and fires extinguished. This is all in a day's work for the hero known only as "Superman." But who is he, really?
Thirteen-year-old Clark Kent knows. He has a super secret-one his parents ar...

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