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Maud Benjamin rated Swamp Thing #14 Jun 28, 2022
9.5

Swamp Thing #14

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jun 29, 2022

As the corruptive force of industry eats away at the Earth, the Green has called upon a deadly form of alien flora in a desperate and misguided attempt to wipe the slate clean. Swamp Thing's attempts to save the planet from this alien plague quickly prove inadequate; it's time for someone more experienced with spacebound threats to enter the fray: ...

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6.0

As a Chinese, everything in this arc about ancient China is so embarassing.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #4

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: Jun 22, 2022

As Robin and Supergirl race to retrieve the secrets of the Devil Nezha from ancient China, Batman and Superman get more than they bargained for in the present! To save humanity from the fires of the demon, the World's Finest must go toe-to-toe with the protector of Sector 2814...Hal Jordan.

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4.0

Superman: Son of Kal-El #12

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Jun 15, 2022

Lex Luthor and President Bendix have joined forces to unleash the Gamorra Corps on Superman...and put a stop to the first son of the Last Son of Krypton once and for all. But a new hero has joined the fight...and he's going to use that tin-can suit like a chew toy if Luthor isn't careful. Welcome back, Krypto. Who's a good boy?

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1.0

Tim and Steph deserve better

DC Pride: Tim Drake Special #1

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Belen Ortega
Released: Jun 15, 2022

The breakout story from Batman: Urban Legends collected in one volume for the very first time, in time for Pride Month! Tim Drake's search for a missing friend kidnapped by the villains known as the Chaos Monsters leads Tim to realize his identity as a bisexual man. Collecting the Tim Drake stories from Batman: Urban Legends #4-6 and 10, with a bra...

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Maud Benjamin rated Jurassic League #2 Jun 14, 2022
8.5

Jurassic League #2

By: Daniel Warren Johnson, Juan Gedeon
Released: Jun 15, 2022

Bizzarosaur has invaded Supersaur's home village, and now the super-powered sauropod must defend his home and the humans who have raised him since his arrival on Earth. But will he be strong enough to defeat this strange foe, or will he need the help of Wonderdon and Batsaur, who are both converging on his location? A whole new Trinity assembles fo...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Dark Crisis #1 Jun 7, 2022
6.5

Happy to see Hal’s back. Hope this situation remains. Jon’s new league lineup caught my attention. It’s more interesting than just a cheap POC version of the original league.

Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

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7.0

Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Dan Jurgens
Released: Jun 1, 2022

Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which hero...

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Maud Benjamin rated Swamp Thing #13 May 24, 2022
9.5

Swamp Thing #13

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: May 25, 2022

With the newly resurrected Swamp Thing and an old foe once again made flesh, the conflict that started it all begins anew. But now the fates of worlds are jeopardized as a new parliament stakes its claim upon the industry of humankind. Swamp Thing will join forces with the voice of cities as the consequences of humanity's creations threaten to cons...

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4.0

Why do ancient Chinese people speak English?

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #3

By: Mark Waid, Dan Mora
Released: May 18, 2022

Great Scott! It's a twisted time-travel tale of titanic tenure! In an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery of the demon, Robin the Boy Wonder and the Supergirl of Krypton venture back in time to China circa 1600 B.C.-running headfirst into the ancient superheroes known as the House of Ji! Meanwhile, Superman and Batman are losing a race agai...

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Amazing Psycamorean - May 18, 2022

In issue two, Robin mentions that he has a translator and offers to give Supergirl one. Supergirl declines it, saying she knows the language.

Batmanaholic - May 20, 2022

^^^ I forgot that part this is why trade reading is sometimes better when you have 17 series on the go.

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daspidaboy reviewed Flashpoint: Beyond #1 May 3, 2022
8.5

Really liked this issue and now its piqued my interest. Geoff Johns really shows that he's one of the best comic book writers out there, if not the best modern comic book writer right now.

Flashpoint: Beyond #1

By: Geoff Johns, Xermanico
Released: May 4, 2022

Batman's hunt for the Clockwork Killer brings him to Europe and face to face with the mad king, Aquaman. On the eve of Aquaman's sinking of London, Batman infiltrates his stronghold and goes on the warpath for answers. Nothing matters to Batman, whose world is already dead, but if he can track down the Clockwork Killer, Thomas can save his son's wo...

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VicSav reviewed Flashpoint: Beyond #1 May 3, 2022
10

Geoff Johns please be the publisher of DC comics, fix this awful state of dc comics :(

Flashpoint: Beyond #1

By: Geoff Johns, Xermanico
Released: May 4, 2022

Batman's hunt for the Clockwork Killer brings him to Europe and face to face with the mad king, Aquaman. On the eve of Aquaman's sinking of London, Batman infiltrates his stronghold and goes on the warpath for answers. Nothing matters to Batman, whose world is already dead, but if he can track down the Clockwork Killer, Thomas can save his son's wo...

7.5

Flashpoint: Beyond #1

By: Geoff Johns, Xermanico
Released: May 4, 2022

Batman's hunt for the Clockwork Killer brings him to Europe and face to face with the mad king, Aquaman. On the eve of Aquaman's sinking of London, Batman infiltrates his stronghold and goes on the warpath for answers. Nothing matters to Batman, whose world is already dead, but if he can track down the Clockwork Killer, Thomas can save his son's wo...

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Halodystroyer44 reviewed Green Lantern #12 Apr 15, 2022
2.5

So ripping off Fantastic Four 511 was the big plan here?

Green Lantern #12

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Apr 13, 2022

As the dust settles after the battle with the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart, Jo Mullein, and the rest of the Corps pick up the pieces and adjust to their new status quo. The day might be saved, but there's still plenty of work to be done. Everything you know about Green Lanterns is about to change!

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RedKryptoSuperman reviewed Green Lantern #12 Apr 13, 2022
1.0

So it took 12 issues to tell a story that the ending was predictable since issue 1? Horrible ending to a horrible series. -10

Green Lantern #12

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Apr 13, 2022

As the dust settles after the battle with the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart, Jo Mullein, and the rest of the Corps pick up the pieces and adjust to their new status quo. The day might be saved, but there's still plenty of work to be done. Everything you know about Green Lanterns is about to change!

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PolManning reviewed Green Lantern #12 Apr 14, 2022
1.0

The good news: This is the last issue
The bad news: Geoffery Thorne will likely write a sequel
The great news: All these changes are only one good writer away from being undone.

Green Lantern #12

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Apr 13, 2022

As the dust settles after the battle with the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart, Jo Mullein, and the rest of the Corps pick up the pieces and adjust to their new status quo. The day might be saved, but there's still plenty of work to be done. Everything you know about Green Lanterns is about to change!

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Ulf reviewed Green Lantern #12 Apr 13, 2022
2.0

wow, don't know what to say about this one. well, I do. Felt like a 90s comic in the worst way. I give John's new status by the end of the issue, a year or two at most before it's forgotten and retconned.
The art looked more cartoony in this one too -

hoping for better things when the main GL title comes back at some point!

Green Lantern #12

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Apr 13, 2022

As the dust settles after the battle with the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart, Jo Mullein, and the rest of the Corps pick up the pieces and adjust to their new status quo. The day might be saved, but there's still plenty of work to be done. Everything you know about Green Lanterns is about to change!

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GL Fan 2814 reviewed Green Lantern #12 Apr 12, 2022
1.0

What a terrible ending to this series. John ends up being a "chosen one" God like character that cannot die - making a meh character into one that is even less interesting.

Kyle and Guy remain in limbo, and the Guardians are dead once again. What a mess! And the art - Santucci was fine but Tom Raney's style is just plain awful.

One can only hope that they let Throne do what more

Green Lantern #12

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Apr 13, 2022

As the dust settles after the battle with the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart, Jo Mullein, and the rest of the Corps pick up the pieces and adjust to their new status quo. The day might be saved, but there's still plenty of work to be done. Everything you know about Green Lanterns is about to change!

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mangafan reviewed Green Lantern #12 Apr 12, 2022
1.0

Glad this is over with. How far the Green Lantern franchise has fallen.

Green Lantern #12

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Apr 13, 2022

As the dust settles after the battle with the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart, Jo Mullein, and the rest of the Corps pick up the pieces and adjust to their new status quo. The day might be saved, but there's still plenty of work to be done. Everything you know about Green Lanterns is about to change!

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VicSav reviewed Flashpoint: Beyond #0 Apr 12, 2022
10

The GOAT is back.

Flashpoint: Beyond #0

By: Geoff Johns, Eduardo Risso
Released: Apr 13, 2022

The world of Flashpoint returns! After sacrificing everything to help the Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne's life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more. Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncove...

8.5

Flashpoint: Beyond #0

By: Geoff Johns, Eduardo Risso
Released: Apr 13, 2022

The world of Flashpoint returns! After sacrificing everything to help the Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne's life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more. Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncove...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Lantern #12 Apr 12, 2022
1.0

A series with no originality at all. All plots are dull. All the things Geoff Thorne does to John Stewart happened before on other lanterns. He is just trying to steal Hal/Kyle's achievements and thinks that would make John Stewart a great character instead of a pathetic copycat. And just thinking about Thorne really think dragging Jack Kirby into this issue can make his poor book work.

Green Lantern #12

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Apr 13, 2022

As the dust settles after the battle with the Anti-Guardian, John Stewart, Jo Mullein, and the rest of the Corps pick up the pieces and adjust to their new status quo. The day might be saved, but there's still plenty of work to be done. Everything you know about Green Lanterns is about to change!

Maud Benjamin reviewed Batman #122 Apr 5, 2022
9.0

For Brutalia.

Batman #122

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Apr 6, 2022

Ra's al Ghul is dead, and Talia is out for revenge! Batman is on the case to find Deathstroke before Talia's elite killers do! But Batman starts to piece together that not everything is what it seems in Ra's's death...and knows whom he must interrogate to get answers...Talia herself! Can the two former lovers ever work togeth-er again? Plus, a back...

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Maud Benjamin rated DC vs. Vampires #6 Mar 30, 2022
6.0

DC vs. Vampires #6

By: James Tynion IV, Otto Schmidt
Released: Mar 30, 2022

Batman gets the upper hand on the vampires who have infiltrated the Justice League...but the Vampire King finally reveals himself, and it will be the most jaw-dropping moment of 2022! The shocking, bestselling series reaches its blood-drenched halfway point!

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Maud Benjamin rated War For Earth-3 #2 Mar 29, 2022
1.0

War For Earth-3 #2

By: Dennis Hopeless, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 30, 2022

The War for Earth-3 comes to a close as the Crime Syndicate, Teen Titans, the Flash, and Suicide Squad all battle in one final conflict that decides who lives, who dies, who makes it back home, and who’s left stranded on Earth-3. With the Justice Squad’s plan to take over the alternate Earth and claim it as their own, the heroes of the Teen Tit...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Human Target #6 Mar 22, 2022
4.5

The story is compelling but I can't say I like it.

Human Target #6

By: Tom King, Greg Smallwood
Released: Mar 23, 2022

"The most acclaimed book of the year continues!
After a tragic confrontation leaves a Justice Leaguer dead, Christopher Chance, the Human Target, is one step closer to solving his own murder...but also one step closer to his own grave. With only six days left, can he find the truth through webs of lies?"

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3.0

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Godlewski
Released: Mar 9, 2022

“The Gold Lantern Saga” part two! Who is the Gold Lantern? And what does his power source have to do with the Great Darkness? Is the Gold Lantern everything it promises to be? The Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes team up and travel to each other’s time periods to unravel the mysteries that have led them to the precipice of this Great...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed DC Pride #1 Jun 8, 2021
1.0

Alan caused the train crash that killed a lot of people because the conductor was busy having sex with him and wasn't doing his job. How is this respecting gay people?

DC Pride #1

By: Marc Andreyko, Kris Anka
Released: Jun 9, 2021

DC celebrates Pride Month with nine all-new stories starring fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, Extraño, Batwoman, Aqualad, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Future State Flash, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and many more! This anthology will also feature:
-The thrilling introduction of new hero DREAMER in the DCU

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Maud Benjamin - Mar 5, 2022

What bomb? It is not mentioned in this story. You’re just imagining things and using it as a weapon to attack people.

Hex - Apr 12, 2022

First, they weren't having sex in the book, they just had their shirts off. Second, the bomb is a part of Scott's history. It's literally his origin. There was a bomb used to sabotage the bridge by Albert Dekker. As a Green Lantern fan you would think that you'd know that. Alan has trauma. His love died in an accident that was NOT caused by their love or even remotely his fault. But clearly you are just homophobic and don't care.

Maud Benjamin reviewed War For Earth-3 #1 Mar 5, 2022
1.0

Well John Stewart is a thief indeed. First he replaced Hal in Crime Syndicate, then he stole Hal’s villains, Sinestro and Black Hand. Does he have anything belong to himself?

War For Earth-3 #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 2, 2022

The Teen Titans, the Flash and the Suicide Squad all collide on Earth-3-home of the evil Crime Syndicate-on the hunt for former Task Force X mastermind Amanda Waller. As Waller tries to take over the alternate Earth and dethrone evil versions of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and other heroes that rule it, her former partner-Rick Flag-arrives on E...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Lantern #11 Feb 15, 2022
1.0

What a farce.
This issue literally shows that the only way to make John Stewart shine is neutering and undermining Hal Jordan, which obvioudly is what Thorne's always wanted to do.

Green Lantern #11

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Tom Raney
Released: Feb 16, 2022

Not even the combined power of the ex-Green Lanterns, Jo Mullein, and the United Planets can stop the Anti-Guardian! Will John Stewart arrive in time to defeat the threat, and do his new powers even stand a chance? The battle for the fate of the Green Lantern Corps and the entire universe hangs in the balance in the penultimate issue of the “Last...

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maljoss - Apr 7, 2022 (edited)

How, exactly, was Hal neutered? He has one of the last two functioning power rings? How was he undermined? Nothing happened to him. In fact, he's barely mentioned.

4.0

Justice League Incarnate #4

By: Dennis Culver, Andrei Bressan
Released: Feb 2, 2022

THIS ISSUE…A HERO DIES! Doctor Multiverse discovers there is a threat greater than Darkseid! Is the Justice League Incarnate’s only option to work with the Lord of Apokolips? Meanwhile, on Earth-7, Orion and Aquawoman lead the rest of the team to gain control of the Oblivion Engine! But by the time this issue is over…a member of Justice Leagu...

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