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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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DC Stuff - Feb 14, 2020

Killing alfred isn't my main gripe of his run, though I do think his quote is funny, "I put it in the script, like, of course, we'll figure this out later and he's not dead." Figure it out later? you are killing alfred and you only have 8 issues left! You would think if you kill him to bring him back, you would have a story idea when you do it!

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.

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.

5.5

I expect this issue a touching one. But how the writers handle it is too... clumsy. How could it be possible that Alfred wanted to tell Bruce "your parents' death made you Batman so they would've die willingly for you to save people"? Seriously, Alfred's death and how families react deserves better writing.

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...

Maud Benjamin reviewed Batman #88 Feb 5, 2020
7.0

Is this supposed to be exciting?

Batman #88

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 5, 2020

The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke...

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10

Green Lantern: Blackstars #1

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Nov 6, 2019

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Doctor Doom #5 Feb 5, 2020
8.0

An engaging and entertaining issue. Makes me wonder what's going to happen next.

Doctor Doom #5

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Feb 5, 2020

As Victorious and Silver Sable hunt for Doctor Doom in New York, he grows more obsessed with a vision of saving the entire world. He'll track down the woman he's seen as his future wife, but struggle to rectify the man he is with the man he thinks he'll become. At an emotional peak, Doom is ambushed by the Blue Marvel, just as Victorious and Sable ...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Wonder Woman #750 Jan 29, 2020
4.5

Not good enough for a commemorative issue. Even worse compare with AC1000 and DC1000.

Wonder Woman #750

By: Vita Ayala, Elena Casagrande
Released: Jan 22, 2020

Prestige Format
An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. Additionally, this oversized gem tells tales from Diana's past, present and future by some of the gr...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Lantern: Legacy #1 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

I'm saying this as an Asian. The writer has no respect to the Green Lantern lore and clasic characters. He just uses the Green Lantern franchise as a shortcut to fulfill his self-insert. The story is not about Green Lantern. It doesn't have to be a Green Lantern story either. I hope the writer knows that replacing the classic character with your creation is not going to make fans happy. I hope DC more

Green Lantern: Legacy #1

By: Minh Le, Andie Tong
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Twelve-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.
When Tai inherits his grandmother's jade ring, he soon finds out it's more than it appears. Sudd...

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5.0

Boring.

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #2

By: James Tynion IV, Steve Epting
Released: Jan 22, 2020

Apex predator Lex Luthor is on the hunt for the Batman Who Laughs. To catch his prey, he must follow a trail of broken heroes... leading him to Jim Gordon, one of the victims of the Batman Who Laughs' deadly virus that turned the heroic police commissioner into the worst version of himself. The trail leads Lex to a lonely cell in the Hall of Justic...

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10

Perfect. Morrison really gets the essential qualities of Hal Jordan.

Green Lantern: Blackstars #3

By: Grant Morrison, Xermanico
Released: Jan 29, 2020

The epic conclusion to this twisted rewrite of DC Universe history! Will Hal Jordan and his fascist band of Blackstars sublimate the entire universe to the diamond will of Controller Mu? Can the timeline ever be restored before more of Earth's heroes perish?

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Justice League #39 Jan 29, 2020
1.0

Just like everything Snyder writes, this run ends with nothing. For a worthless, meaningless story, it lasts too long. Perpetua is a boring, annoying, outdated villain and that makes the JL even dumber. I may be wrong but is Snyder whining about editorial decisions in the story? That's pretty unprofessional and narrow-minded I think since the story is JUST BAD.

Justice League #39

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jan 29, 2020

In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says f...

10

A perfect example of how to write superhero comics.

Green Lantern Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp

Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Final Crisis, Happy!) is joined by superstar artist Liam Sharp (The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman) as together they explore just what makes Hal Jordan tick. It all begins when Earth's Green Lantern encounters a mysterious alien hiding in plain sight, setting off a chain of events that will bring the ...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Doomsday Clock #12 Dec 19, 2019
10

A love letter to Superman, to the DC universe. Geoff Johns fixed everything.

Doomsday Clock #12

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 18, 2019

This is it! The final showdown between Dr. Manhattan and Superman shakes up the DC Universe to its very core! But can even the Man of Steel walk out from the shadow of Manhattan?

Maud Benjamin reviewed Batman #85 Dec 19, 2019
5.0

I honestly don’t know what’s the meaning of all this. Well, at least it has some fun moments.

Batman #85

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 18, 2019

The stunning conclusion to "City of Bane" is here! How will Flashpoint Batman be vanquished from our dimension? What will become of Gotham Girl now that she's betrayed all she knows? How will the Bat team cope without Alfred? Will Catwoman stick around? Who will rebuild Gotham City? Is Batman ever going to be Batman again? The event of the summer n...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Justice League #38 Dec 18, 2019
1.0

If you are inept to write an epic story, don't do it. If you are inept to write a character, don't do it. Don't let characters be the victims to your ambitions. All I can see is failed story-telling and mistreated characters.

Justice League #38

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Dec 18, 2019

"Justice/Doom War" finale! Lex Luthor is triumphant. Perpetua is back to full power and ready to take on the Multiverse, to bend and twist the whole of existence to suit Doom. Has the Justice League finally come up against a foe they can't defeat? Perpetua is the mother of their universe after all, the original creator. In war, there can only be on...

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Walker reviewed Justice League #38 Dec 18, 2019
1.0

fuck off snyder with your written shit

Justice League #38

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Dec 18, 2019

"Justice/Doom War" finale! Lex Luthor is triumphant. Perpetua is back to full power and ready to take on the Multiverse, to bend and twist the whole of existence to suit Doom. Has the Justice League finally come up against a foe they can't defeat? Perpetua is the mother of their universe after all, the original creator. In war, there can only be on...

1.0

I can't agree with Snyder's view on Batman. This is a book full of edgy stuff but lack of true sentiment. Also Snyder's obsession with Batman and the Joker being friends is so weird.

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 18, 2019

Gotham City has been remade. Omega reigns supreme. Can Batman finally accomplish what no other hero has and free the world from his dark reflection's shadow? Or is it too late for the recreated Caped Crusader?

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