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Dark Nights: Death Metal: Rise of the New God #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Jess Merino
Released: Oct 28, 2020

Batman. Always. Wins. This irrevocable truth resonates to the very heart of Perpetua's battle with the Batman Who Laughs…and when her ally reveals his absolute nature, she will upend this mantra and destroy the last planet. His planet. But that's not enough…and the mother of all creation must wonder, if power lies in destruction, why would she ...

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9.0

Batman: Three Jokers #3

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Oct 28, 2020

The final chapter of the most terrifying and personal Batman mystery is here!
Still reeling from their last encounter with the three Jokers, Batman, Batgirl, and Red Hood discover the terrible truth about the Three Jokers’ plot. Will the caped crusaders have the strength needed to put an end to the maniacal menaces’ master plan once and ...

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2.5

Dark Nights: Death Metal #4

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They’ll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they’ve been locked away?!

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Danny reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #4 Oct 12, 2020
3.0

This just might be the most heinous event story out of DC lore.

Scott, what happened?

Dark Nights: Death Metal #4

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman are trapped in nightmare worlds within the Dark Multiverse! They’ll need to face down their fiercest foes once again if they hope to accomplish their mission and bring back a power capable of stopping the Darkest Knight. But what horrors has he unleased on Earth while they’ve been locked away?!

10

A sad and beautiful love story.

Green Lantern: Season Two #8

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Oct 14, 2020

War with the Anti-Matter World! The cliffhanger to Season One led to this cataclysmic confrontation! We saw that only one anti-matter soldier could decimate a small army of Green Lanterns. What happens when a horde of them strike?

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10

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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Maud Benjamin reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 25, 2020
10

Best Batman story I've read in years.

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...

Maud Benjamin rated Green Lantern #6 Aug 11, 2020
10

Green Lantern #6

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Apr 3, 2019

Hal Jordan's final initiation test to join the Blackstars? Kill Adam Strange! In this issue, Controller Mu and his Blackstar goon squad have invaded and occupied the planet Rann, and its protector is at their mercy! When planet after planet has fallen to the Blackstars-and these monsters are at Rann's gate-does the galaxy have any hope to survive?

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10

Green Lantern: Earth One #2

By: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Released: Aug 12, 2020

Hal Jordan and John Stewart must team up to save the last Green Lantern Guardian from an evil force!

Manhunters, alien races, rings of power--it's a lot for the people of Earth to absorb. Especially when an interplanetary incident forces their protector, Hal Jordan, to leave on a rescue mission that results in the discovery that there'...

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10

Green Lantern: Season Two #6

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Aug 12, 2020

The Anti-Matter Lantern Corps has invaded our universe! And as we saw in The Green Lantern Season One, just one Anti-Matter Lantern tore through several Green Lanterns-so imagine what a horde of them will do! It’s an all-out “Assault on Sector General”-but how will the Corps survive?

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8.0

Strange Adventures #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to planet Rann, Mr. Terrific! Earth’s champion of fair play has traveled halfway across the galaxy to investigate firsthand the crimes Adam Strange stands accused of. He’s not going to find many friendly witnesses, though, as the people of Rann consider Adam Strange their true champion. Yet for all the resistance Mister Terrific faces o...

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Maud Benjamin rated Empyre #3 Jul 30, 2020
5.0

Empyre #3

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 29, 2020

The tag-team action comes home! Wakanda is the battleground – as the Avengers and the FF unite to prevent a Vibranium-powered threat to all life as we know it! A long-lost Avenger returns to active duty – but will that be enough to turn the tide? And in space, interstellar intrigue threatens the fragile Kree/Skrull alliance...and the repercussi...

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1.0

Dark Nights: Death Metal #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Get ready to scream! Wonder Woman roars across the horrifying Dark Multiverse landscape in the world’s most demented monster truck, with Swamp Thing riding shotgun! The two arrive at the ghoulish cemetery base of Batman and his army of zombies, but can the former friends stand each other long enough to form a plan and take back the planet? Plus, ...

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10

Green Lantern: Season Two #5

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Jul 8, 2020

In the latest issue of this 12-part miniseries, Green Lantern Hal Jordan must test the limits of his ring’s capabilities when he must take down two ruthless killers, each with the powers of Superman! Defying the will of the New Guardians, Hal finally finds his fugitive alien murderers: the deadly husband/wife team of Hyperman and Hyperwoman-but t...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Shazam! #12 Jun 3, 2020
2.0

We don't buy a Shazam book to see Batman being sucked. The writer treat Billy as a robin instead of an independent teen hero.

Shazam! #12

By: Jeff Loveness, Brandon Peterson
Released: May 27, 2020

Revealing his devious plans, Mr. Mind attacks Billy Batson and the entire Shazam family! Pushed to the limit by a fierce battle against both Black Adam and the Monster Society, can Shazam turn the tide and save himself and his adopted family of friends and fellow heroes?

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Far Sector #4 Feb 26, 2020
3.0

No more crappy political metaphors please.

Far Sector #4

By: N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell
Released: Feb 26, 2020

With the so-called Peace Division firing upon the protesters it's meant to protect, new Green Lantern Jo Mullein devises a novel solution to bring the chaos to a close-one that causes the rookie Lantern to run afoul of the City Enduring's leadership council. Meanwhile, we learn more about Jo's recruitment into the Green Lantern Corps, and the natur...

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Kmld6805 - May 15, 2020

Happened in 2017 also. “The government warned on Sunday that protesters would suffer severe consequences if demonstrations continued and 10 protesters were reported killed, according to the Associated Press and Reuters. ‘Those who damage public property, violate law and order and create unrest are responsible for their actions and should pay the price,’ Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli told Iranian state media, according to Reuters.”

Kmld6805 - May 15, 2020

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/31/574842829/2-protesters-killed-as-anti-government-protests-enter-fourth-day-in-iran

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Green Lantern: Season Two #3

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Apr 29, 2020

Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp continue their master class in comic book entertainment as Hal Jordan remains grounded on Earth by the Young Guardians. But when U.S. Air Force general “Herc” Stone reenlists “Highball” Jordan for a mission to locate his missing pilots, including Hal’s ex Cowgirl, Jordan discovers an alien presence more dange...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Far Sector #5 Mar 31, 2020
1.0

"He contacted HR and said he'd sue for discrimination against white men."
This really happened in a comic book, right?
As a GL fan, to see someone writing a Green Lantern story like this is embarrassing, almost painful.
Please change another book to express your hate. Leave this title to aliens, space, Sci-Fi.

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Far Sector #5

By: N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell
Released: Mar 25, 2020

The mysteries of Sojourner "Jo" Mullein's origins and her recruitment into the Green Lantern Corps are finally revealed. Meanwhile, Jo's attempt to "follow the money" is complicated when she discovers the City Enduring's form of cryptocurrency is mined by an underclass of artificial lifeforms.

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Kmld6805 - May 8, 2020

Black men are being killed while jogging and white supremacy is on the rise but, sure, Jemisin is hateful because she’s touching on the all-too-real reaction a lot of white people have to a black person getting a promotion.

Kmld6805 - May 15, 2020

Us white men are so oppressed.

9.0

Another great issue, we really can see unlimited potentials and wonders Hal Jordan as a character stands for. Only the pace and the dialogues are a bit more off than usual.

Green Lantern: Season Two #2

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Mar 11, 2020

Hal Jordan is stuck on the worst possible planet he can imagine: Earth! Reassigned by the bold new Guardians to patrol his home planet, Hal finds himself a bit bored with his familiar haunts versus the infinite expanse and adventure of outer space. But when an invasion from the dawn of time strikes the planet, can Hal stop...the Ornitho-Men?!

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8.0

Strange Adventures #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 4, 2020

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end "best of lists," the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan "Doc" Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The D...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Justice League #42 Mar 4, 2020
3.0

John Stewart's best plan is to let Barry distract enemies while others cheer for him. Well this is the best Venditti can do.

Justice League #42

By: Robert Venditti, Doug Mahnke
Released: Mar 4, 2020

The Justice League suffers defeat after defeat in the ever-tightening grip of the Eradicator. But do the heroes have a greater plan? It's up to the Flash to outwit and outrun the onslaught of Daxamites, but his next step may be his last.

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5.0

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #3

By: James Tynion IV, Steve Epting
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also ...

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Maud Benjamin rated Shazam! #11 Feb 26, 2020
8.0

Shazam! #11

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Billy and his family have seen so many marvelous things in their journey through the Magiclands, while facing tough opponents and even tougher questions about family, loyalty, and integrity. Now they're about to face an onslaught of all their greatest foes! Will they have the wherewithal to triumph? Find out in the penultimate chapter of "Shazam an...

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6.0

Art is good. Rest is bad.

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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Maud Benjamin rated Leviathan Dawn #1 Feb 26, 2020
8.0

Leviathan Dawn #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Exploding out of the pages of the Event Leviathan miniseries, this all-new special blasts the DC Universe into a dangerous and brave new future! With Leviathan arrived, its leader's identity revealed, and its plans known, what happens next? Now the heroes fight back! Leviathan changed the rules of the game, so now's the time for the biggest players...

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9.5

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #8

By: Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Ooh ooh, aah, aah-Jimmy see, Jimmy do! Jix and Jimmy go back to Gorilla City, where they had a one-night marriage-stand. (Don't believe it? Go reread Superman: Leviathan Rising #1!) Jimmy's sister Janie and Doc Mantel get to Gorilla City to warn Jimmy about what Doc saw in the future, only to find it's the attack of the 50-foot Jimmy!

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Nihilist reviewed Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 Feb 12, 2020
4.5

While the premise for this comic is definitely good, aside from the fact Alfred's death was one of the most disappointing moments in already utterly disappointing run of Tom King's Batman, the execution seems... cynical, calculated. It didn't feel like celebration of Alfred's life and his relations to the rest of the Bat Family. Instead, I though I'm reading carefully crafted chain of scenes desig more

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

By: James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal wi...

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LunaMoody - Feb 14, 2020

I liked a lot of Kings run also. Dislike a lot as well. I think the biggest problem DC has right now with it's books and writers is that they are trying to write books/novel like stories and most of the writers just are not good enough to write that long or detail involved story. If King had wrote this as only a 12 issue arc it probably would have been amazing. But he tried to spread it out through his entire run and failed because of it.

myconius - Feb 19, 2020

DC Stuff - yeah, "figure it out later" that was the mantra to his ENTIRE run!! only he NEVER figured any of it out. the guy is clueless.

Maud Benjamin reviewed Justice League #40 Feb 5, 2020
2.5

Terrible characteristics and poor lines as usual. Venditti is pushing his favourite character John Stewart in this issue by the only way he know -- making others look bad. As to Sodam Yat, kind of surprised to see even not writing Green Lantern anymore, Venditti continues to ruin everything Geoff Johns built in his epic Green Lantern run.

Justice League #40

By: Robert Venditti, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The next chapter for comics' premier superteam begins! An unexpected arrival from the stars brings a dire warning to the Justice League: A new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman's nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth. To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprece...

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Talon1load - Feb 6, 2020

I was definitely not a fan of his Green Lantern run but I think this is a solid issue for the Justice League considering the bullshit that Snyder was putting out.

Maud Benjamin - Feb 12, 2020

Yes, this is better than Snyder's bullshit. But a solid issue? I don't think so.

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RhubarbSaber reviewed Justice League #40 Feb 8, 2020
6.0

All of the dialogue between JL members seemed forced and stilted. No natural flow which is disappointing. Cliche filled. I waited for Snyder's run to end, and now on the fence as to whether i'll jump on and stay.

Taking orders?

Bendis and King still have a ripple effect with their lame events.

Justice League #40

By: Robert Venditti, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The next chapter for comics' premier superteam begins! An unexpected arrival from the stars brings a dire warning to the Justice League: A new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman's nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth. To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprece...

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10

A substantial,imaginative, dreamful issue. We can see Morrison really planned a lot for this run. Shamefully those might not come true for this book has to end sooner than scheduled. The dream team of Morrison and Sharp shouldn't be treated like that. Damn you DC for reducting your best run at present.

Green Lantern: Season Two #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 12, 2020

The team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp continue their bold new take on the Emerald Warrior in a wild 30-page second season opener! In the wake of the Blackstar incursion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Lanterns must pick up the pieces from that cataclysmic conclusion. Among them is Jordan's next critical mission: search for the next gen...

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myconius - Feb 12, 2020

them extending runs like Scott Snyder or Tom King's Batman, yet cutting this Green Lantern run short is just further evidence that DC is run by idiots.

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