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RKS reviewed Action Comics #1067 Jul 14, 2024
1.0

ANNNNNND the series comes to a screeching halt and implodes. This issue is a complete mess. What the hell was DC thinking? Oh I know...

Action Comics #1067

By: Gail Simone, Eddy Barrows
Released: Jul 10, 2024

SUPERMAN AND THE CHALLENGE FROM THE STARS! SUPERMAN FIGHTS FOR TWO WORLDS! When a massively powerful alien race makes EARTH their ARENA, Superman must stand ALONE against impossible challenges that threaten locations all around the world AND the lives of those he loves! A not-to-be-missed EPIC tale of Superman's STRENGTH, WIT, and RESOURCEFULNESS i...

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davepete - Jul 15, 2024

Seems like most Superman fans liked this issue -- great art, fun stories. Why did you hate it? It's a 3-part mostly out-of-continuity throwback story by a guest writer, so don't expect it to relate to Josh Williamson's series.

RKS - Jul 15, 2024

I'll start with the good. The art in the 1st story was good. That's about it. The art in the back up story was bad. I'm more a fan of detailed realistic styles of the late 1990's though. As for the story. It's a flawed concept as it is a flashback story basically you know that there are no real risks as it is an out of continity story, I get they only have 3 issues but it felt rushed. As for the back up. If the goal was to make Lois unlikable then mission accomplished.

davepete reviewed Action Comics #1067 Jul 10, 2024
8.5

The first story was similar to Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, and it was great. The second story -- Lois made a perfectly logical decision. I enjoyed both, it felt very Bronze Age, like World's Finest.

Action Comics #1067

By: Gail Simone, Eddy Barrows
Released: Jul 10, 2024

SUPERMAN AND THE CHALLENGE FROM THE STARS! SUPERMAN FIGHTS FOR TWO WORLDS! When a massively powerful alien race makes EARTH their ARENA, Superman must stand ALONE against impossible challenges that threaten locations all around the world AND the lives of those he loves! A not-to-be-missed EPIC tale of Superman's STRENGTH, WIT, and RESOURCEFULNESS i...

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RKS - Jul 15, 2024

Ugh, if they wrote Clark as any more of a door mat for Lois to use and abuse I don't know how they could do it. The B story was shoehorned in there to feature Lois, last time I checked she was a supporting character in a Superman book not the other way around. I'm glad you enjoyed it but for myself, there just wasn't enough there to rate the book as anything more that a "Filler" issue and story arc,

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KittyNone reviewed DC Pride: 2024 #1 May 30, 2024
10

Decided to give this a 10 before I start reading it because if the Outrage Brigade is going to give it a 1 sight unseen just because it's got boys kissing boys, why should I take my rating any more seriously? After all, I like to see boys kissing boys just as much as they do not.

Rating the individual stories as I read along:

Hello Spaceboy: 8/10
The Rivers & The Lakes T more

DC Pride: 2024 #1

By: Nicole Maines, Jordan Gibson
Released: May 29, 2024

Written by Al Ewing, Ngozi Ukazu, Nicole Maines, Phil Jimenez and Others Art by Ngozi Ukazu, Claire Roe, O'Neill Jones, and Others DC's Eisner and Ringo award-winning Pride anthology returns in the form of a universe-spanning travelogue like you've never seen! In its pages, Dreamer makes a first-time pilgrimage to her ancestral planet, Naltor! Pois...

davepete reviewed DC Pride: 2024 #1 May 30, 2024
10

The 1-star reviews make me wonder if those guys also give 1 star to books about asian, black or women superheroes without reading them. Or are they just afraid of gay heroes?

DC Pride: 2024 #1

By: Nicole Maines, Jordan Gibson
Released: May 29, 2024

Written by Al Ewing, Ngozi Ukazu, Nicole Maines, Phil Jimenez and Others Art by Ngozi Ukazu, Claire Roe, O'Neill Jones, and Others DC's Eisner and Ringo award-winning Pride anthology returns in the form of a universe-spanning travelogue like you've never seen! In its pages, Dreamer makes a first-time pilgrimage to her ancestral planet, Naltor! Pois...

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Psycamorean - Jun 9, 2024

Tron, is there a point to you quarterbacking for the homophobes? Like, you have this enlightened centrist mindset where both sides are bad, but how does that fit with this?

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9.0

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1

By: Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimension...

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10

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1

By: Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimension...

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10

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1

By: Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimension...

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Waid and Hitch craft a powerful tale that may easily become a new Superman all-time classic. Mark is the guy that gave us two of the greatest Superman stories ever in Kingdom Come (also one of the greatest comics ever in general) and Birthright and seems like he might just repeat the feat here with what could be the definitive Superman-Lex story. This is a passion project for both parties involved more

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1

By: Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimension...

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Max88 - Jul 27, 2023

Shit, I forgot to rate it and now I don't know how to edit it.

Dan - Jul 27, 2023

On the issue page, when you've reviewed the issue, the 'Rate / Write a Review' link turns into an 'Edit Your Review' link. Click on that and you can change your rating.

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9.0

A really strong 9 out of 10, this one. I wasn't sure about splashing out 7 bucks for it, but now that I've read it I think it's worth every cent. Mark Waid writes a great Superman and Lex, and Bryan Hitch delivers the goods with some truly stunning art. When he's firing on all cylinders, it's a joy to behold. I also want to shout out Kevin Nowlan who does a great job inking Hitch's pencils.
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Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1

By: Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimension...

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10

Epic

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1

By: Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimension...

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9.0

This book feels like pre-Crisis continuity, and I love it. Lex lives in Smallville as a young teen, hates everyone but Clark, etc. I wish Mark Waid could write Superman full time.

Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor #1

By: Mark Waid, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jul 26, 2023

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimension...

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davepete - Jul 26, 2023

BTW, the low review score from comicbook.com is nuts! If you follow the links and read the full review, it makes zero sense. Was the review written by AI?

Hailey - Feb 29, 2024

Yeah, Comicbook.com reviews are weird af. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they don't make any sense. I guess is a thing of different reviewers

10

Really enjoyed this issue. It's a great origin story for a character Mark Waid co-created years ago.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #11

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jan 18, 2023

The saga of Boy Thunder crashes to a close as Batman, Superman, and the Titans frantically attempt to save their wayward ward! The choices the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel make in this moment will affect the future as we know it, as the secret identity of this über-powerful last son--that of someone DC fans have known for decades--is at last r...

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KFuqua reviewed Justice Society of America #1 Nov 29, 2022
9.0

Slow start, but a lot of promise. The issue would have benefited from being longer.. With the team of Johns and Janin, it’s just going to get better.

Justice Society of America #1

By: Geoff Johns, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 30, 2022

The JSA returns in this monthly series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Mikel Janin with Justice Society of America: The New Golden Age Part One! The world's first and greatest superheroes return! Or do they? A long-lost hero from the JSA crashes into our era with a grave warning... but it's too late. A mysterious and malevolent enemy has invaded t...

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Bats20832 - Dec 2, 2022

Flashpoint:Beyond didn't get better with Geoff Johns. I know, because I wasted a lot of money, believing that. And it turns out to be directly related to this story as well.

davepete reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #17 Nov 8, 2022
8.0

I enjoyed it, the conversation with Jon and Clark is great.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #17

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Nov 9, 2022

KAL-EL RETURNS PART 4! Superman and son are reunited...so why doesn't it feel so good? Could it be because of the Lexcorp automatons threatening the safety of Metropolis? I've got a bad feeling about this...

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davepete reviewed The New Golden Age #1 Nov 8, 2022
9.0

It was fun, and the art was great. Really looking forward to the JSA book.

The New Golden Age #1

By: Geoff Johns, Steve Lieber
Released: Nov 9, 2022

From the Justice Society of America to the Legion of Super-Heroes, The New Golden Age will unlock DC's epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles set firmly in the DC Universe. From the 1940s to the 3040s, heroes take on the great evils of their time. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villai...

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davepete reviewed Superman: Space Age #2 Sep 27, 2022
9.0

Haven't read the story yet, but the art is fantastic. It's great to see actual line art instead of Alex Ross wannabes. Only thing I'd change is -- Superman's red trunks are ridiculously huge in some panels.

Superman: Space Age #2

By: Mark Russell, Mike Allred
Released: Sep 28, 2022

Superman has arrived and he's out of sight! Right? The world may love him, but the citizens of Metropolis are growing skeptical as the cities around them suffer without the help of the Man of Steel. The world doesn't need saving as much as it needs changing, and Superman and his super friends in the Justice League seem unqualified to save the day t...

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davepete reviewed Superman: Space Age #1 Jul 26, 2022
10

The first issue was great. For fans of Silver Age Superman, this Elseworlds story is like a miracle. It's an alternate history of DC's Earth-1 superheroes, and every page turn is as exciting as was Alan Moore's final Bronze Age Superman story. The Allreds' weird art is perfect for Silver Age Superman -- bold lines and colors. I hope the team does more Silver/Bronze Age Superman after this one ends more

Superman: Space Age #1

By: Mark Russell, Mike Allred
Released: Jul 27, 2022

Meet Clark Kent, a young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end (Crisis on Infinite Earths) and there is nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego...Superman! After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of...

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9.5

Wow. I hope this issue brings Chris Burnham to the spotlight because he is one of the top 5 artists in the industry right now.

The backup brought this book down for me. I could feel a lot more pages left while reading my physical copy, and when I flipped to the last page and saw the transition to the aquaman story, I was pissed as hell.

Not the biggest fan of King shitting on more

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

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9.5

Loved it. I wish the regular Superman titles were more like this. Chris Burnham's cartooning is amazing.

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

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daspidaboy reviewed Batman #125 Jul 6, 2022
8.5

Damn this issue completely slaps. This is just as good as Zeb Wells Spider-man issue today. Great plot, great character work for Batman. Great moment for Tim Drake. Great artwork from the legend himself, Jorge Jimenez. Great action and an intriguing story right now.

The only thing that honestly confuses me is how people are giving this 3 out of 10 reviews. How is this issue that bad? Th more

Batman #125

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 6, 2022

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy's involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight's nightmares are just beginni...

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uktsr reviewed DC Pride: 2022 #1 Jun 7, 2022
1.0

Corporate cringe

DC Pride: 2022 #1

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Released: Jun 8, 2022

DC's 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy...

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The Brave and the Bald - Jun 10, 2022

Looks like the Matt Gaetz account got banned

davepete - Jun 12, 2022

The guy who gave DC's summer event comic a 9.0 says this book about gay superheroes is corporate cringe.

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KittyNone reviewed DC Pride: 2022 #1 Jun 7, 2022
8.0

There are some excellent pieces in here — I particularly liked the Harley & Ivy story and Jo's story — but I confess to being a little burned out on the tokenizing capital-R Representation of these sorts of books. You know the drill for this kind of project: the gay romance that is a big bland statement about coming out of the closet, the cool trans heroine they'll never use again, Harley and more

DC Pride: 2022 #1

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Released: Jun 8, 2022

DC's 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy...

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Afre reviewed DC Pride: 2022 #1 Jun 8, 2022
9.0

There are some good pieces here, some not-so-good and one amazing made by one and only Kevin Conroy. And for that alone, it deserves at least 9.

DC Pride: 2022 #1

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Released: Jun 8, 2022

DC's 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy...

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Batmanaholic reviewed DC Pride: 2022 #1 Jun 7, 2022

....... 9.8/10 and 9.6/10.

So this anthology issue is the best boon dc has made since the court of owls? Is what your telling me?

Just because it says pride on it, doesn't make it the greatest comic ever written. My god people. Use logic during your reviews.

DC Pride: 2022 #1

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Released: Jun 8, 2022

DC's 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy...

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Batmanaholic - Jun 13, 2022

Ya Tom kings two issue double date with Clark and Lois was probably the best two issues of his run. Which should prove why I make fun of his run the way I do.... And Batman imposter is not better then court of owls, the white knight I might give you on part but not better and the sequel while gorgeous isn't as good as 1, endgame not better then court three jokers was beautiful but a better story... no just no.

Psycamorean - Jun 14, 2022

I thought Imposter was incredibly middling and was disappointed in hindsight to realize it really was similar to the movie's tone.

davepete reviewed DC Pride: 2022 #1 Jun 7, 2022
9.0

The Kevin Conroy story is a gut-puncher. I would love to know the identities of the people he's writing about. (The miniseries on page 3 is probably "Kennedy" -- hope it wasn't E.G.M. -- and the film on page 4 is probably "The Face of Fear.") As someone who grew up watching Bewitched and The Waltons, it's nuts to think there were still TV people so phobic they wouldn't hire a gay lead actor in the more

DC Pride: 2022 #1

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Released: Jun 8, 2022

DC's 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy...

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8.5

Silver Age fun; no brainer camp story with some great art. Waid easing back into the DCU is seamless, his voices for the characters are spot on, and the plot seems like a lot of fun. Looking at the mention of the timeframe [years before the attack] as well as the shadow of Magog, I wonder if this is a stealth prequel to the Kingdom Come Universe? Probably not, but that would be interesting to see more

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #1

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Mar 16, 2022

The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. They are the two finest superheroes that the world has ever known...and they're together again in an epic new series from the legendary talents of Mark Waid and Dan Mora! In the not-too-distant past, Superman's powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo...and the only ally t...

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10

Aww, hell. Gives me hope that comics can still be good.

Love the most negative critic review that actually makes the case why this comic is so good: “Well, kids, sometimes a good superhero story can be a good superhero story despite the comic not force-feeding you woke ideology.”

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Batman / Superman: World's Finest #1

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Mar 16, 2022

The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. They are the two finest superheroes that the world has ever known...and they're together again in an epic new series from the legendary talents of Mark Waid and Dan Mora! In the not-too-distant past, Superman's powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo...and the only ally t...

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10

Reminds me of a Bob Haney story or maybe Superman vs. Spider-man (the first one). Lots of action, guest stars, everything happens fast. Comics really were more fun in the 1970s. If all the DCs were more like this one, I'd be buying several every week. The art was great, although there was one panel where Superman smashes into something iconic and I couldn't quite figure out what was going on.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #1

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Mar 16, 2022

The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. They are the two finest superheroes that the world has ever known...and they're together again in an epic new series from the legendary talents of Mark Waid and Dan Mora! In the not-too-distant past, Superman's powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo...and the only ally t...

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davepete - Mar 18, 2022

Forgot to mention -- this is a 32-page story. For $4. Wow!

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Merlyn reviewed I Am Batman #4 Dec 14, 2021
2.5

Yeah, you have to be extremely dumb to buy the bullshit Ridley's selling here. Never mind the constant race-baiting and laughable attempts at hyping the faux Batman. To think that after FS and the Magistrate, the same strategy would work, just on a bigger level is downright retarded. This book is garbage.

I Am Batman #4

By: John Ridley, Christian Duce
Released: Dec 15, 2021

Fear State aftermath! Following the collapse of the Magistrate program, Jace Fox is still doing damage control from the events of Fear State. There’s a dangerous new player in Gotham, however, and they’ve set their sights on bringing down the Dark Knight!

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Mingthemerciless - Dec 16, 2021

What I think works with Tim Drake as Batman is hes just as good a detective as Bruce Wayne and the mission means the same to him. Damian on the other hand is Bruce's son by birth (albeit a genetically engineered one) and believes the mantle is his. It sets up a great tension.

Mingthemerciless - Dec 16, 2021

Jason Todd for me works better as an anti hero that's willing to use lethal methods to do what Bruce wont do to prosecute his mission. I'd like character to return to that rather than the watered down version right now.

davepete reviewed One-Star Squadron #1 Dec 7, 2021
8.5

This issue was fun, the heroes business kinda makes sense, and the art was fantastic.

One-Star Squadron #1

By: Mark Russell, Steve Lieber
Released: Dec 8, 2021

Who you gonna call? One-Star Squadron! Meet DC’s superhero team where heroism meets capitalism. This ragtag group of heroes led by Red Tornado is here to provide service with a smile. All you must do is send a request via their on-demand hero app and they’ll answer any call. Whether it’s a children’s birthday party or an alien invasion, no ...

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