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Maud Benjamin rated Rook Exodus #2 May 26, 2024
10

Rook Exodus #2

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: May 22, 2024

In the far future, the man known only as Rook wants out. He reckons anywhere is better than the crumbling planet Exodus, where all of nature-especially its imported animal population-has grown out of control as the world's engine has utterly failed. Scavenging for an escape vessel, he's interrupted by the power-hungry bear master named Ursaw, who w...

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Maud Benjamin rated Green Lantern #11 May 14, 2024
9.0

Green Lantern #11

By: Jeremy Adams, Xermanico
Released: May 15, 2024

How do you move on from the person you've loved your entire life? How do you start over? Carol wrestles with her feelings as she makes a choice that will change her and Hal's lives forever. Meanwhile, Hal faces off against the United Planets, hoping to bring to light its corrupt members and reestablish the Green Lantern Corps once and for all! Plus...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Arrow #11 Apr 23, 2024
5.0

I don’t like how Williamson handled Merlyn. He’s making him the reverse flash of green arrow.

Green Arrow #11

By: Joshua Williamson, Sean Izaakse
Released: Apr 24, 2024

Since Green Arrow #1, Merlyn has manipulated Oliver Queen and the Arrow family but after Green Arrow makes a deal with Waller, the final battle between the two archers is here! And whoever loses this shootout will be stranded forever!

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Lantern #10 Apr 9, 2024
2.0

Disappointing.
1. Hal is portrayed like a fool and out of character. I know Jeremy wants to introduce the situation to readers through the dialogues between Hal and Jo, but don’t you have a better way to do this? Where’s Hal’s questioning spirit? His problems with the authority? His sharp instincts? His leading qualities?
2. This book is bloated with earth humans. We finally made i more

Green Lantern #10

By: Jeremy Adams, Xermanico
Released: Apr 10, 2024

HOUSE OF BRAINIAC TIE-IN! With Hal's ring newly recharged, he leaves Earth for Oa to uncover the mystery surrounding the Central Power Batteries, while Carol makes a choice that will change her destiny forever! Plus: Kevin Maguire joins Green Lantern architect Jeremy Adams to tell the tale of Guy Gardner, the United Planets, Lobo and... Wrestling? ...

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Mout - Apr 12, 2024

He literally defied Jo's instructions in this issue, what are you talking about?

Maud Benjamin reviewed Rook Exodus #1 Apr 8, 2024
9.5

A great book with fascinating art. I'd love to see more Geoff's touch though.

Rook Exodus #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 3, 2024

SERIES PREMIERE
GEOFF JOHNS and JASON FABOK, the celebrated team behind the smash hit Batman: Three Jokers, reunite for an all-new science fiction series! Hundreds of years from now, the man known as Rook was once a simple farmer who fled the crumbling Earth for a new life on the planet Exodus; a terraformed planet where all of nature, includin...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Lantern #9 Mar 12, 2024
4.5

Adams tried to explain why there are so many redundant earth lanterns. But this issue still failed to convince me of their validity. IMO they don't need to be legitimized. They need to be pruned.
And the Jessica Cruz backup story is so stupid. Thaaros just swallowed her clumsy lies and tricks like an idiot? That’s the big bad the corps are dealing with? Is this story written for infants? more

Green Lantern #9

By: Jeremy Adams, Xermanico
Released: Mar 13, 2024

Unable to leave the atmosphere, the Green Lantern looks for help from a mystical source, which leads him to a mysterious gateway and surprising answers to the origin of Hal's ring.

Maud Benjamin rated Sinister Sons #2 Mar 12, 2024
1.0

Sinister Sons #2

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Darko Lafuente
Released: Mar 13, 2024

Sinson is on a mission to prove he's worthy of the mantle of Sinestro, but what happens when Lor-Zod throws a spanner in the works? It's Sinson vs. Lor-Zod as the boys forge a path of destruction across the galaxy!

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Maud Benjamin rated Green Lantern #8 Feb 20, 2024
9.0

Green Lantern #8

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Feb 14, 2024

After the revelations of what happened on Korugar, Hal discovers the United Planets are consolidating power in the universe by nefarious means, but before he can stop them, representatives of the United Planets Corps have arrived to arrest Hal for unlawful use of emotional spectrum energy in a quarantined zone!

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ResearchReader reviewed Green Lantern #8 Feb 16, 2024
9.0

I probably like this more than the average reader, but this felt like this issue had everything you would want to move the plot forward. You have some serious foreshadowing that stuff in space has got really f'ed up with all the emotional spectrum cores blowing up and the fact the United Planets Corps are able to use a variety of colours. We get some good fights, Hal sass (always up for it), and s more

Green Lantern #8

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Feb 14, 2024

After the revelations of what happened on Korugar, Hal discovers the United Planets are consolidating power in the universe by nefarious means, but before he can stop them, representatives of the United Planets Corps have arrived to arrest Hal for unlawful use of emotional spectrum energy in a quarantined zone!

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thecimmerian reviewed Sinister Sons #1 Feb 13, 2024
3.5

Did DC retcon Lor-Zod? Wasn't he Christopher Kent, a good guy? I ask because it's very possible I missed him turning into this.....awful characterization. Most likely it's a case of modern comics just ignoring continuity AGAIN but I'm really curious cause this just kinda sucked. Bad guy super sons could be cool but this is hackneyed tripe IMO. The art may be the biggest culprit in this debacl more

Sinister Sons #1

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Darko Lafuente
Released: Feb 14, 2024

MEET DC'S DEVIOUS NEW DUO! They're bad to the bone, ready to brawl, and the sons of two of the deadliest villains in the galaxy: they're the Sinister Sons and the DC Universe will never be the same! When the son of General Zod was cast off of his adopted homeworld of New Kandor, Lor-Zod runs afoul of a kid on a mission: Sinson is out to prove he's ...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Sinister Sons #1 Feb 13, 2024
1.0

I hate the idea of Sinestro’s son, no matter he is his true son or not. Tomasi, just stop this farce. Write your overflowing paternal love for Ghost Machine or something. Stop messing up DC’s characters.

Sinister Sons #1

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Darko Lafuente
Released: Feb 14, 2024

MEET DC'S DEVIOUS NEW DUO! They're bad to the bone, ready to brawl, and the sons of two of the deadliest villains in the galaxy: they're the Sinister Sons and the DC Universe will never be the same! When the son of General Zod was cast off of his adopted homeworld of New Kandor, Lor-Zod runs afoul of a kid on a mission: Sinson is out to prove he's ...

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Dave - Feb 13, 2024

“Over flowing patently love “ makes it sound that way .the mini sold better than a lot of books that kept going and their have been three omnibuses of Supersons that keep selling.. no comment on the book itself which would like the reviewer did not read it my.

hesfkshgf - Feb 21, 2024

"which would like the reviewer did not read it my."

10

Very promising. I wish you all the best, Geoff.

Ghost Machine One-Shot #1

By: Geoff Johns, Bryan Hitch
Released: Jan 24, 2024

A Groundbreaking New Era for Comics, Characters, and Creators Begins Here! From the powerhouse creative collective that is Ghost Machine comes an extra-sized 48-page special introducing its all-new shared universes of strange, fun, and action-packed characters: Geiger! Redcoat! Rook! The Rocketfellers! And many, many more! What ties G...

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Maud Benjamin rated Kneel Before Zod #1 Jan 10, 2024
7.0

Kneel Before Zod #1

By: Joe Casey, Dan McDaid
Released: Jan 3, 2024

General Zod was Krypton's most notorious criminal. Now he has an entire planet to rule--but what happens when the most dangerous individual in the universe gets everything he ever wanted? Obviously, he wants more--and he'll stop at nothing to get it--in the most brutal series you'll read this year! This is not a hero's journey. This is a dark ride,...

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Maud Benjamin liked this:
1.0

Seriously?
Our hero is scouring the docks looking for sex and another hero later tells him that's okay. This is now the calibre of person(s) we have as examples to look up to.
In the Concise Oxford Dictionary the word hero is defined as: 1. a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage or outstanding achievements.
What's to admire in this sleazy and sordid episode? Pa more

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #3

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As the trail of the person murdering people from Alan's past goes cold, the Green Lantern finds himself teamed up with an unlikely ally: the Spectre. But will the Spectre uncover the secret Alan was hoping would stay hidden in the process?

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Amazing Psycamorean - May 17, 2024

I wonder why Alan would resort to prostitution.

Maud Benjamin liked this:
2.0

This is trash. Art is good. Story sucks. Dc has been pulling this B.s for forty years.

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #3

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As the trail of the person murdering people from Alan's past goes cold, the Green Lantern finds himself teamed up with an unlikely ally: the Spectre. But will the Spectre uncover the secret Alan was hoping would stay hidden in the process?

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3.5

Titans: Beast World #4

By: Tom Taylor, Lucas Meyer
Released: Jan 10, 2024

A Titan falls! With the greatest minds and killers of the DCU at her disposal, Amanda Waller unleashes her malevolent master plan to remake the world in her image. With the Titans off the board, do the beasts stand a chance? The Wall’s hunt begins here!

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Lantern #7 Jan 10, 2024
9.0

I really love the interaction between Hal and Sinestro in this issue.
Also the backup story is shit. Just stop it, Tomasi. Nobody likes your cheap copy of supersons.

Green Lantern #7

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jan 10, 2024

After his explosive confrontation with Sinestro, Green Lantern is confronted by the United Planets Lanterns for illegally operating within the quarantine zone, and the mystery of what took place on Korugar is finally revealed! PLUS: THE FINALE TO THE ORIGIN OF SINSON, AND THE LEAD-IN TO THE NEW SINISTER SONS SERIES!

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GreenWing reviewed Green Lantern #7 Jan 9, 2024
9.0

I'm enjoying this run. It's fresh but grounded in tradition. All of the main characters are spot-on. The art is spectacular. I would grade it a 10 but for the backup story. Good to know this is spinning off as a new title because I could not have less interest in a book aimed at 10-year-olds. I would have preferred another 8 pages of the main story. I hope future issues don't include back-up stori more

Green Lantern #7

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Jan 10, 2024

After his explosive confrontation with Sinestro, Green Lantern is confronted by the United Planets Lanterns for illegally operating within the quarantine zone, and the mystery of what took place on Korugar is finally revealed! PLUS: THE FINALE TO THE ORIGIN OF SINSON, AND THE LEAD-IN TO THE NEW SINISTER SONS SERIES!

1.0

I don't understand how can Alan still be called a superhero now. He wields so much power that can overturn every regime of this planet. He can and ought to protect his kind, fight for them. That's what a hero does. That's what the old Alan would do. Yet he used it to run away from the police when he was seeing a prostitute. Alan used to be a tough guy, an old class hero. I don't appreciate why the more

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #3

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As the trail of the person murdering people from Alan's past goes cold, the Green Lantern finds himself teamed up with an unlikely ally: the Spectre. But will the Spectre uncover the secret Alan was hoping would stay hidden in the process?

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Maud Benjamin liked this:
2.5

If the last two issues had limited themselves to a couple retcons here and there, Alan Scott: The Green Lantern's worst quality is in full swing here. We get Alan visiting male prostitutes on the waterfront, and it's only downhill from there.

What is it about a character that's seemed agnostic, if not downright indifferent to religion, in eighty-something years of publication that inspi more

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #3

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As the trail of the person murdering people from Alan's past goes cold, the Green Lantern finds himself teamed up with an unlikely ally: the Spectre. But will the Spectre uncover the secret Alan was hoping would stay hidden in the process?

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fatebuddy27 - Jan 21, 2024

You misunderstand me. Billings has gotten a happy ending in every single version of their tale ever shown in previous incarnations of Alan's origin (AAC #16, Secret Origins #18 etc), theirs is the 'bring life' part of the Lantern's prophecy -- it would've been just as easy to go for something more in line with the OG version. I also criticized the fact that gay intimacy has to /paid/ for, they could've shown regular cruising and gay bars (as la Alan's story in DC Pride 2021) instead of rentboys.

Amazing Psycamorean - Jan 21, 2024

I think "rentboy" has a negative connotation to it that I don't think the comic incites. I don't think it's bad to show gay prostitution. It goes back to the same idea. Yeah, this story is different, but why is that difference bad?

Maud Benjamin liked this:
6.5

It would be nice if Alan could do something other than standing around moping. Spectre and the Flash’s appearances added way more excitement for the story to me than Alan Scott.. the titular character.

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #3

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As the trail of the person murdering people from Alan's past goes cold, the Green Lantern finds himself teamed up with an unlikely ally: the Spectre. But will the Spectre uncover the secret Alan was hoping would stay hidden in the process?

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1.0

I'm sorry Geoff. You screwed Alan up.

Justice Society of America #8

By: Geoff Johns, Mikel Janin
Released: Dec 27, 2023

As Huntress settles into her new place in the present day, the Justice Society comes face-to-face with a long-lost team: the Justice Society Dark!

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6.0

Green Lantern: War Journal #4

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Montos
Released: Dec 20, 2023

Still one of the most powerful beings in the universe, John Stewart is fast succumbing to the Radiant Dead, becoming something both more and less than human. With John's power corrupted, Earth is doomed to fall to the Revenant Queen...unless John finds a way to forge a new Green Lantern ring, more powerful (and unpredictable) than any we've seen. J...

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Maud Benjamin rated Superman #9 Dec 20, 2023
8.5

Superman #9

By: Joshua Williamson, Bruno Redondo
Released: Dec 20, 2023

SUPER-ARMOR! Superman's battle with the Chained has left him wounded in unexpected ways, but the Lex Luthor Revenge Squad is still forming! To save Metropolis, Superman has no choice but to put on a special armor built by Lex! Featuring artwork from Eisner Award-winning Nightwing artist Bruno Redondo!

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3.5

Boring and mediocre.

Batman / Santa Claus: Silent Knight #3

By: Jeff Parker, Michele Bandini
Released: Dec 20, 2023

IT'S CHRISTMAS EVIL! The nefarious Krampus unleashes a flock of killer harpies on London and it's time to call in the big guns! Half the Justice League meets a most unusual elf who takes them to Norway to help Santa do battle, but it appears a diabolical trap is being set...

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Green Lantern #6 Dec 13, 2023
6.0

I have to say this issue gives us the most boring fight between Sinestro and Hal since Silver Age.
Yeah the art is good and the action scene is exciting. But the dialogues are just rough.
I think Adams is a great writer as he is very good at telling stories, but the problem is, he hasn't understood Hal that well. Nor has he understood the relationship between Hal and Sinestro and what ma more

Green Lantern #6

By: Jeremy Adams, Xermanico
Released: Dec 13, 2023

IT'S COME DOWN TO THIS! Hal Jordan, Earth's Green Lantern, finally faces off against his former mentor, Sinestro, whose power to instill fear has been replaced with an elemental rage that could level the planet he once swore to protect.

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3.0

Titans: Beast World #2

By: Tom Taylor, Ivan Reis
Released: Dec 13, 2023

THE STATUS QUO-SHATTERING TITANS CROSSOVER CONTINUES! With beasts rampaging through the streets and a world conqueror in the sky, the Titans must do all they can to save humanity. But as heroes and villains alike are infected, will the team stay clear of the spores or become part of the threat? And as the world rages, can Raven discover a way to sa...

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3.0

The writing is not bad but this is not Alan Scott. How can you explain Molly and Alan's children?

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #2

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Nov 29, 2023

Alan's search for the killer framing him continues! But why are the murder victims people from Alan's past, and how does this connect to his brief stint in Arkham Asylum?!

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Maud Benjamin liked this:
3.0

This should be an Elseworlds series: "DC Elseworlds: Persecution of Green Lantern as Gay Man." Would rate this a 7 as an Elseworlds story, but 3 (to be generous) as DC Comics canon story. But this is not an Elseworlds story, althought there is no reason this could not have been an Elseworlds publication, as done to address other persecution of people (e.g., "Red Son.") I believe Tim Sheridan has a more

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern #2

By: Tim Sheridan, Cian Tormey
Released: Nov 29, 2023

Alan's search for the killer framing him continues! But why are the murder victims people from Alan's past, and how does this connect to his brief stint in Arkham Asylum?!

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derbycomics reviewed Batman: Off-World #1 Nov 21, 2023
6.0

Someone at DC must have been thinking, "gee...how do we make Jason Aaron's return to DC seem special?" To which someone else shouted, "A Batman miniseries! But make it in space!" And thus, Batman: Off-World was born. This debut issue lacked a punch or a reason for existence, other than to give Jason Aaron's return some extra pomp and circumstances. I never really felt like I was being informed why more

Batman: Off-World #1

By: Jason Aaron, Doug Mahnke
Released: Nov 22, 2023

A routine night in Gotham City for a young Batman proves to be anything but routine when the crime-fighter is confronted with a sort of foe he's never faced before--one from beyond the stars! A universe of possible alien threats leads Batman to make a daring decision--to venture alone into the far reaches of the cosmos for the very first time, wher...

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Mr Malone - Nov 21, 2023

I thought personally this was a great issue, can definitely picture a batman in his early years wanting to take up a challenge like this to grow and become a better batman in the future by wanting to visot ET life.

derbycomics - Nov 21, 2023

That's fair and I'm glad you enjoyed it! It just wasn't for me personally but I'd never intend for that to mean I don't want it to be received well by other people!

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