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packtsardines rated Sandman #3 Oct 14, 2020
8.0

Sandman #3

By: Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth

Dream a Little Dream of Me
John Constantine (HELLBLAZER) guest-stars and helps Morpheus track a pouch of powerful sand that's found it's way into the possession of a drug addict. But what horrific metamorphosis has the sand caused the woman?

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packtsardines rated Sandman #2 Oct 10, 2020
8.0

Sandman #2

By: Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth

Morpheus, King of Dreams, gets reacquainted with his home realm of The Dreaming and the colorful characters who populate it including Cain, Abel and Lucien, the librarian. He also discovers how much his absence has affected the universe in the time since he was imprisoned.

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packtsardines reviewed Sandman #1 Oct 8, 2020
8.0

this was really, really interesting. i'll have to see how i feel more but damn this is a good first issue

Sandman #1

By: Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth

Preludes and Nocturnes part 1: Sleep of the Just
The first issue of the first volume of Neil Gaiman's horror/fantasy epic! An occultist accidentally traps Morpheus, the embodiment of Dreams, and holds him for 70 years. Finally free, Morpheus seeks his lost objects of power and rediscovers his place in the universe.

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packtsardines reviewed The Wake #2 Aug 28, 2020
8.0

I'm confused but I'm still excited

The Wake #2

By: Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy
Released: Jun 26, 2013

They call it the Ghost Rig. A secret, underwater oil rig filled with roughnecks and scientists on the brink of an incredible discovery. But when things go horribly wrong, this scientific safe haven will turn into a house of horrors at the bottom of the ocean! Part two of the incredible new series by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy!

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ICC reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 26, 2020
9.0

When this was announced I was in middle school. Then I graduated high school and a pandemic started so I haven't read comics in over 6 months. This was the perfect one to bring me back in. It's been so long and this was exactly what I needed.

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

packtsardines reviewed The Wake #1 Aug 26, 2020
7.0

god i hate how this is yellow. it's a very good issue, just obviously a lot of setup. 7 is very good in my book.

The Wake #1

By: Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy
Released: May 29, 2013

"THERE'S SOMETHING DOWN THERE..."
When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won't take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they've discovered something mirac...

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packtsardines added Batman: Three Jokers (2020) to their pull list Aug 26, 2020

Batman: Three Jokers (2020)

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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9.0

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Mar 25, 2020

DC Black Label
Witness the final battle of the two Bats in this conclusion to the second installment of the White Knight saga! After learning the truth about his name and fortune, Bruce Wayne has made a shocking public announcement in pursuit of redemption-but before he can secure Gotham's future and prosperity once and for all, he must protect...

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Batman: Curse of the White Knight #7

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Bruce Wayne and Batman have come undone. Powerless after learning the truth behind his family's name and legacy, Bruce prepares to shed all of his secrets and make one final appeal to the people of Gotham as Azrael takes control of the city.

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10

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #6

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jan 22, 2020

DC BLACK LABEL
Gotham City's crushing curse is uncovered! Everything Batman thought he knew about the Wayne family secret is turned upside down as Azrael and The Joker usher anarchy into Arkham-and after a final word with Jack, Harley faces an impossible choice!

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9.0

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #5

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Dec 11, 2019

The GTO struggles to forgive Batman for his behavior on the tails of tragedy, but a promising path forward comes into focus when he uncovers a monumental clue about the mystery of Gotham's ancestral curse. It may prove too little too late, as Azrael breaks free of Ruth's mandate and unleashes a radical new reign of terror over the city and its comp...

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9.0

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jul 24, 2019

In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family's legacy-and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry u...

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9.0

Batman: White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: May 9, 2018

In the extra-sized finale of Sean Murphy's top-selling miniseries, Jack Napier's suspicious seduction of Gotham City comes to its twisted conclusion! With the city on the verge of becoming an icy tomb for the GTO, Batgirl makes a crucial assist and Gordon is forced to reevaluate his judgment of Batman to secure the greater good. As the true Joker's...

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9.0

Batman: White Knight #7

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Apr 4, 2018

This issue, it's Jack versus the Joker! Napier's identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City - but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker. A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO's new mission to redeem the ci...

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9.0

Batman: White Knight #6

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Mar 7, 2018

Gotham City's strongest alliance comes to an end when Gordon's trust in Batman reaches its limit. On the verge of resignation, the commissioner attempts a final act of public service, but an unlikely intervention allows the Dark Knight to fight another day. Meanwhile, Jack's mission takes a hit when his pills lose effect-and under cover of all this...

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9.0

Batman: White Knight #5

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Feb 7, 2018

Jack's mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source-and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier's supercriminal crew once and for all.

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9.0

Batman: White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jan 3, 2018

Jim Gordon and the GCPD are thrown into disarray when Jack Napier leads a show stopping campaign to become councilman of the politically abandoned neighborhood of Backport. Civic backlash brews as Mayor Hill struggles to find creative ways of criminalizing Napier's democratic aspirations, and Batman's interference blooms into a liability for the GC...

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8.0

Batman: White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Tragedy strikes, and the Bat-family face the fight of their lives against an army of super-villains and waning public support. A new discovery reinforces Jack's plot to jeopardize the Dark Knight's standing in Gotham City, and Harley's obsession with The Joker reaches a new height-and threatens to change the game for good!
RATED T+

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packtsardines added Sean Murphy to their creator watch list Apr 1, 2020
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8.0

Batman: White Knight #2

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Nov 1, 2017

Public support for Batman dwindles and Gotham City's 99 percent rally around ex-Joker Jack Napier's crusade to expose decades of corruption within the GCPD. A proposition inspires new revelations about Harley and The Joker's past; and as Jack transforms into a hero of the middle class and takes extreme measures to mobilize a revolutionary army of s...

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8.0

Batman: White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 4, 2017

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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packtsardines rated Batman #636 Mar 12, 2020
7.0

Batman #636

By: Judd Winick, Doug Mahnke
Released: Jan 26, 2005

The Black Mask and the new Red Hood carve up the Gotham City underworld--and Batman continues reeling from a startling revelation--as "Under the Hood" continues! Is Gotham headed toward another Gang War?

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packtsardines rated Batman #635 Mar 12, 2020
7.0

Batman #635

By: Judd Winick, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 29, 2004

Shocking revelations and age-old foes make this storyline a must-have! The Dark Knight is confronted with a hidden face from the past--it's the return of the Red Hood! With Black Mask controlling the Gotham underworld, what role will the dangerous Red Hood have when all is said and done?

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packtsardines is now following myconius Mar 4, 2020

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packtsardines reviewed Batman and Robin #12 Jan 3, 2020
5.0

I'm really mixed about Morrison's run on batman, it has it's fantastic moments and then it has this, which is just so meh to me.

Batman and Robin #12

By: Grant Morrison, Andy Clarke
Released: May 5, 2010

All is revealed in this final installment of "Batman vs. Robin" the identity of the Domino Killer, the terrifying secret of the dominoes, and the shocking truth behind El Penitente! All of this, plus the surprising return of a fanfavorite character!

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packtsardines - Mar 4, 2020

Yea ive thought of doing that, i just dont think his types of stories and writing is for me. But ill give it another look one day

myconius - Mar 5, 2020

i agree. as much as i love much of his work, i know it's definitely not for everyone. with his writing he really likes t challenge his readers. with Batman i came in at the right time. RIP had just come out in HC, and i'd read it and was so confused that i needed to read it a few more times to better understand it. now it's one of my favorite Batman stories. if you'd like to check out an excellent, more straightforward story i highly recommend giving WE3 a try.

packtsardines dropped Undiscovered Country from their pull list Feb 24, 2020

Undiscovered Country

SERIES PREMIERE! This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILS...

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packtsardines reviewed Batman: Damned #3 Feb 21, 2020
3.0

fuck this lol what a shitty comic

Batman: Damned #3

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Jun 26, 2019

The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman's most baffling case brings him face to face with his worst nightmare in this highly anticipated finale!

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Nihilist reviewed Batman: Damned #2 Dec 12, 2018
3.0

Ever played a first person shooter game? You know, the one that looks so beautiful with top notch graphics, the most realistic shaders and highest res textures? One designed to trick you into thinking after the first glance it's an overall good product, but in reality being shallow as a pond? Offering no actual engaging story, set in closed, linear and repetitive levels, with no side activities an more

Batman: Damned #2

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Dec 12, 2018

As Batman's descent into the madness of Gotham City's decadent underbelly continues, he must try to exorcise some of his demons...and who better to help than the Demon, Etrigan himself. And where there's demons, there's also a Deadman, a Spectre, an Enchantress and a host of other supernatural friends and foes-it's a veritable Grand Guignol! &...

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packtsardines - Feb 20, 2020

just reading this for the first time and wow, it's really bad

Nihilist - Feb 21, 2020

Yeah, it's capital BAD. Unlucky for me now, I actually have forgotten about its existence, and up until now I lived in a blessed state of oblivion.

packtsardines reviewed Batman: Damned #2 Feb 20, 2020
3.0

"May I remind you...up in the sky? It's a bird...it's a pain."
THE CRINGE OH MY GOD

Batman: Damned #2

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Dec 12, 2018

As Batman's descent into the madness of Gotham City's decadent underbelly continues, he must try to exorcise some of his demons...and who better to help than the Demon, Etrigan himself. And where there's demons, there's also a Deadman, a Spectre, an Enchantress and a host of other supernatural friends and foes-it's a veritable Grand Guignol! &...

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packtsardines reviewed Batman: Damned #1 Feb 20, 2020
5.0

its so edgy i got second hand cuts

Batman: Damned #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 19, 2018

DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthin...

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myconius - Mar 5, 2020

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! ...NICE! :D

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