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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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Dc Fan of Sorts - Jul 26, 2022

Honestly, I don't think it will sell well enough to continue

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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.

Amazing 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.”

Let’s not kid ourselves about Waid. He is who he is, he thinks what he thinks, but when he 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...

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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Doku reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #74 Sep 29, 2021
1.0

Let’s be clear. Spencer, Lowe and Co. needed over 80 issues to complete the Kindred arc. 80+ issues! Repeat that again to yourself and you begin to realize just how absurd this whole fiasco really was. Then to top it off it was completely incoherent storytelling. There are only two possible explanations…either it’s total incompetence by the editorial staff or a shameless cash grab. I’m not more

Amazing Spider-Man #74

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Sep 29, 2021

• It's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #875, and the whole ASM team is coming together to bring you a massive issue that is the culmination of three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
•  It's all lead to this... "Hunted," "Sins Rising," "Last Remains," "King's Ransom," "Chameleon Conspiracy," "Sinister War"...and so much more all led to this climax and con...

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superstan52 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #74 Sep 30, 2021
1.0

Something is definitely amiss. Months ago Dr. Strange bursts into Mephisto's lair and asks "What have you done to Peter Parker?" Now, months later, he's concerned with Harry Osborn's clone? PP produced a wedding ring months ago. What happened with that? MJ starts to admit something to Peter, it's interrupted and never referred to again. Norman Osborn sells his son's soul to the devil and then crie more

Amazing Spider-Man #74

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Sep 29, 2021

• It's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #875, and the whole ASM team is coming together to bring you a massive issue that is the culmination of three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
•  It's all lead to this... "Hunted," "Sins Rising," "Last Remains," "King's Ransom," "Chameleon Conspiracy," "Sinister War"...and so much more all led to this climax and con...

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mynameisraj reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #1 Jul 27, 2021
9.5

This is the best Jon has been written since Super Sons, Taylor is just hitting it out of the park here.

Timms kills it but theee is one panel where Jon’s hand looks like a mitten.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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Fmernamz0 reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #1 Jul 27, 2021
8.0

wow, what a fantastic start

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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Dave reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #1 Jul 26, 2021
9.5

This book is probally the best older Jon has been written to date amazing what a competent writer who is not a has been hack can do.
Jon should still be ten , but if I can get over that and judge the book on its own merits, and ignore the baggage that previous writers have put ont character this book works.
Taylor used what was happened in Damian’s book to add to the story unlike other more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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8.0

Hey so, Merlyn's review is stupid, and here's why:

First he complains about Jon Kent not using the classic Superman phrase. Even though it shouldn't bother a human being as much as it bothers him, there's a good reason beyond just L E F T I S M. Jon Kent is trying to be a different Superman, one focused on creating a better future, hence the new phrasing. Second, he complains about the more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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Amazing Psycamorean - Feb 6, 2022

I'm super chill and I enjoy comics.

Ultimate Goblin - Feb 6, 2022

You aren't if you want to shut Merlyn no matter what... If he hates most of the comics he reads, then it's only his problem and you could just feel for him a bit, because it's him who sad and angry, not you :D

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daspidaboy reviewed Superman: Red & Blue #5 Jul 20, 2021
9.0

honestly my favorite issue of this series. I like this series a lot more than Batman: Black and White

Superman: Red & Blue #5

By: Mark Buckingham
Released: Jul 21, 2021

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is kn...

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Fracadactyl reviewed Superman: Red & Blue #5 Jul 20, 2021
9.0

Everything a fan can love about Superman is here. Gotta be honest, as a guy who can't help seeing a dog give love to lonely people it hit me in places. Plus Clark Kent interactions with the people around him including his father Jonathan make him feel as heroic in just his street clothes.

Superman: Red & Blue #5

By: Mark Buckingham
Released: Jul 21, 2021

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is kn...

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TheHyruleElf reviewed Superman: Red & Blue #5 Jul 21, 2021
9.0

Great issue, though I'm actually amazed that someone's criticism of this issue is that someone was seen wearing a mask. Holy fuck I thought people on the left were supposed to be sensitive ones, my word. Please grow up.

Superman: Red & Blue #5

By: Mark Buckingham
Released: Jul 21, 2021

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is kn...

davepete reviewed Superman: Red & Blue #5 Jul 21, 2021
9.0

Great issue. Better than most of DC's anniversary giants. Daniel Warren Johnson's Pa Kent story is the best. Having said that, I think the Mark Buckingham and Chris Sprouse stories were not well-served by the weird coloring. I can understand doing a black and white Batman book, but the coloring gimmick in this book doesn't work for stories where the artists just draw the contours.

Superman: Red & Blue #5

By: Mark Buckingham
Released: Jul 21, 2021

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is kn...

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Merlyn reviewed Superman: Red & Blue #5 Jul 20, 2021
7.0

I liked it up until that last page from Warren Johnson's story where he couldn't resist the need to remind us that we live in a pandemic and he thought necessary to draw masks on people's faces. Why did he need to torture us with that after some hopeful stories, I don't know, seems pretty sadistic to me. It's not enough the world is how it is, screw escapism, let's not give people one second of a more

Superman: Red & Blue #5

By: Mark Buckingham
Released: Jul 21, 2021

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is kn...

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Merlyn - Jul 21, 2021

Yeah, I don't like to be reminded of the pandemic even in my comics, glad you're a masochist, I guess everyone has their kinks.

Merlyn - Jul 21, 2021

Also, writing words isn't that hard, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it too sooner or later.

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7.5

I genuinely can't get over how much of a crybaby Merlyn is in his review. You should really get some therapy if one panel makes you go off like that. Sadistic? Lmao. The stories here are mostly pretty good. Fetch is really cute. I really like how G. Willow Wilson writes Clark in De-Escalation. Your Favorite was fine but not... my favorite. Red Sun...Blue Dot looks great and Generations is heartfel more

Superman: Red & Blue #5

By: Mark Buckingham
Released: Jul 21, 2021

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is kn...

davepete reviewed Home #1 Jul 1, 2021
7.5

The story is about a boy unfairly sent to prison who uses weird telekinetic powers to protect himself from abusers. No, wait, that's the plot of Hard Time by Steve Gerber. Well, it's also the plot of this story. The writing is good, the art is great, but I'm concerned that the first issue reads like a blatant rip-off of Hard Time. The setting changed a bit -- Hard Time started with a school shooti more

Home #1

By: Julio Anta, Anna Wieszczyk
Released: Apr 14, 2021

When a young boy is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, something begins to change in him, and it isn't just the trauma, anxiety, and guilt you'd expect. He doesn't know it yet, but it's the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.

JULIO ANTA and ANNA WIESZCZYK debut with a deeply grou...

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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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