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Nathan.Payson reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #2 Sep 30, 2020

It was great, but it lacked any sort of wow factor.

Batman: Three Jokers #2

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Sep 30, 2020

As Batman and Batgirl follow an unexpected thread linking the three Jokers with someone from the Dark Knight’s past, Red Hood dives headfirst into trouble and finds himself struggling to stay afloat without the aid of his allies.
Batman: Three Jokers continues its trajectory as the ultimate examination of The Joker and his never-ending con...

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Nathan.Payson rated Wonder Woman #763 Sep 30, 2020

Wonder Woman #763

By: Mariko Tamaki, Carlo Barberi
Released: Sep 30, 2020

A brand-new foe has made her presence known in the life of Wonder Woman, and Liar Liar isn’t going anywhere! In this issue, this unhinged young villain is revealed as the mastermind behind the psychic phenomenon spreading chaos across the globe-but is there more to her than meets the eye? Maxwell Lord is about to find out the hard way, with a bom...

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Nathan.Payson reviewed X-Factor #4 Sep 30, 2020

Wow. Leah Williams knocks it out of the park. The stakes have become more real, the set up gets more intriguing, data pages about Otherworld are SUPER interesting, and moments like Lorna's suffering or Xavier shaming Apocalypse were stellar. Also Moira showed up briefly!!! X of Swords is proving that the X writers know what they are doing!

X-Factor #4

By: Leah Williams, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Sep 30, 2020

Death and rebirth. Corruption. A dark discovery.
Rated T+

Nathan.Payson reviewed Batgirl #47 Jul 21, 2020

This issue is a ride, as the power and control of the scene swap between Barbara and the Joker at various different times. All while moving toward an exciting new future for the Batman Family. Castellucci does a great job showcasing Barbara's will and tenacity as she proves that she is never helpless, even when she loses, she still manages to win. As a tie-in, it's not the most successful story, b more

Batgirl #47

By: Cecil Castellucci, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Jul 22, 2020

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
The Joker.
The Joker who?
The Joker who’s here to have a nice chat with Barbara Gordon!
Don’t miss this devastating tie-in to “Joker War”! 

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Nathan.Payson reviewed The Resistance #2 Jun 18, 2020

Damn, this comic is amazing. This comic is insanely relevant to today, and as such feels so real. I buy every moment in this book because it all feels so grounded in a crazy world like ours. It's not afraid to draw parallels to today, but it does so in a real way that still makes sense and feels natural. I've used the world real alot here because that's the only way I know to describe it. I am con more

The Resistance #2

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato
Released: Jun 17, 2020

J. Michael Straczynski - creator of Babylon 5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One - returns to comics, teaming with Mike Deodato Jr. - the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of her...

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Nathan.Payson reviewed Young Justice #15 Jun 17, 2020

I try to enjoy this series a lot, but it's hard. ALOT was revealed, but most if it had already been hinted at very strongly. The cast is bizarre is so many ways, and the fight felt completely pointless. The solicit is inaccurate, and the big moment where they form the young justice felt bizarre. Honestly, I've given up on this series. If I didn't care about 80% of these characters as much as I do, more

Young Justice #15

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Timms
Released: Jun 17, 2020

Young Justice versus S.T.A.R. Labs! What happens when a universe reboots right under you? Conner is about to find out! The entire Young Justice team confronts the evil genius behind S.T.A.R. Labs and the truth about Conner Kent. This will bring Conner to the doorstep of his namesake, Clark Kent, to find out more about himself and the DC Universe. G...

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Nathan.Payson reviewed Superman #22 Jun 17, 2020

This issue was mediocre at best because it is full of character inconsistencies, deus ex machina, and convoluted continuity. For a start, the whole Superman as the king of earth storyline with Agent Chase and Lois Lane is confusing and full of wholes. How did Daily Star get the video? Why is Russia and the rest of the security council okay with letting an American Super-powered immigrant being the more

Superman #22

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Jun 17, 2020

The battle for the United Planets hits a fever pitch as the galactic conqueror Mongul beats some of the rulers of the galaxy to death and then heads for Earth! The only thing standing in his way? Superman! Meanwhile, back on Earth, the truth that Clark Kent is Superman continues to spiral out all over the world, and now the Daily Planet's competiti...

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Nathan.Payson reviewed The Resistance #1 Mar 18, 2020

Resistance is an amazing first issue on so many levels. It's shocking relevance to coronavirus to it's more intentional political moments. Various things happening feel so real to what we experience everyday. Though some moments don't make complete sense, its clear those moments happen for a reason. There are moments of audible gasps and moments full of mystery that a sense of cluelessness about w more

The Resistance #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato
Released: Mar 18, 2020

J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One, returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr., the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for...

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Nathan.Payson reviewed Marauders #6 Jan 23, 2020

A stunning comic more than worthy of praise. The ending is incredibly well done and each issue continues to keep you on an edge. At the same time, every character gets moments to shine and is given stuff to do. Also the political angle perfectly combines with the pirating angle for an amazing cliff hanger.

Marauders #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 22, 2020

The Marauders are caught between the forces of Madripoor and the Black King's machinations! Thankfully, they have TWO Omega Level mutants onboard...
Rated T+

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Nathan.Payson reviewed Incoming #1 Dec 26, 2019

Comics like this help the universe feel together and help create a sense that there is a cohesive direction for the universe. Does it have problems? Yes. Are some stories just glorified previews? Yes. However, each of the stories does enough to help someone who hasn't been following "catch up." There's enough reveals to make the issue worthwhile, and for a bit of time, incoming is actually connect more

Incoming #1

Released: Dec 25, 2019

A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer - but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?
The closing chapter to MARVEL's 80th year, which will connect the dots of e...

Nathan.Payson reviewed Fallen Angels #3 Dec 11, 2019

Writing often feels jumbled and messy. It's not inately bad, it just is more confusing than the book is worth. It can also be hard to tell who's talking on close ups of the eyes and mouth.

Fallen Angels #3

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Dec 11, 2019

Psylocke's past continues to haunt her as she molds her companions into a fighting force... But can they take on the children of Apoth?
Rated T+

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Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1

By: Peter David, Greg Land
Released: Dec 11, 2019

• Peter Parker find himself entrenched in a battle with Hobgoblin!
•  Where did HOBGOBLIN get these new powers?
•  The original creative team from Symbiote Spider-Man return for the next installment of classic tales from the Alien Costume Saga!
Rated T+

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Nathan.Payson reviewed New Mutants #3 Dec 11, 2019

Most people probably won't agree with me, but if you ignore the story shift, this story is wonderfully heartfelt. Sometimes, the simple but beautiful story works wonders. As a brand new reader of these characters, I came out knowing who everyone is fairly well which goes to show how good, the author is.

New Mutants #3

By: Ed Brisson, Flaviano
Released: Dec 11, 2019

While the original New Mutants are off in space, the rest of the youth of Krakoa begin to make the future they want to live in. First up - Armor's outreach party, seeking young mutants who have chosen not to come to Krakoa.
Rated T+

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