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Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #796 Feb 21, 2018
6.5

This run has run out of steam.

Amazing Spider-Man #796

By: Dan Slott, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Feb 21, 2018

THREAT LEVEL RED Part 3
•  You've watched for months as Norman Osborn has scoured the globe for a cure to the genetic tampering that prevents him from becoming the Green Goblin.
•  IN THIS ISSUE...HE FINDS IT!
•  And it spells the worst kind of trouble for your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!
Rated T

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Herushalaim reviewed Batman #40 Feb 7, 2018
6.5

I have become less and less of a fan of Tom King's Batman as the series has gone on. Tom King's dialogue is so specific that it really hurts my experience. And I've only recently been sold on the Batman/Catwoman relationship with the second annual. This comic really seems to have lacked forward momentum since the War of Jokes and Riddles and I can only attribute that to the focus on Batman and Cat more

Batman #40

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Feb 7, 2018

"SUPERFRIENDS" part four! Since the beginning, the friendship between Batman and Wonder Woman has stood at the heart of the DC Universe. Now that friendship is coming apart, and as it does, the universe itself begins to crumble. The conclusion of Batman's team-up with Wonder Woman. (This story was previously slated to run in BATMAN #39.)

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Herushalaim reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #795 Feb 7, 2018
7.5

Threat Level: Red doesn't really seem like it has an overarching plot. I mean, sure, Norman Osborn is doing stuff in the background, but this arc feels like a bunch of done-in-one issues that are meant to wrap up the plot threads of Dan Slott's run before the big finale. Getting Parker back to his usual status quo (one could hope that with all the mentions of Mephisto, Peter might be going back to more

Amazing Spider-Man #795

By: Dan Slott, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Feb 7, 2018

THREAT LEVEL RED Part 2
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?!
•  Spidey pays the Sanctum Sanctorum a visit looking for a consult from the Master of the Mystic arts, Doctor Stephen Strange...
•  ...but finds himself face-to-face with the Master of Mischief and new Sorcerer Supreme - LOKI LAUFEYSON!
•  And he's even MORE char...

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Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #795 Feb 8, 2018
6.0

I agree with Herushalaim; these last issues feel less like an arc and more like cleanup. The Loki plot is dull and I lost interest quickly. The ball was dropped with Bobbi just as I was getting used to her and the art is substandard for this series. Let's hope that Slott can end it well.

Amazing Spider-Man #795

By: Dan Slott, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Feb 7, 2018

THREAT LEVEL RED Part 2
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?!
•  Spidey pays the Sanctum Sanctorum a visit looking for a consult from the Master of the Mystic arts, Doctor Stephen Strange...
•  ...but finds himself face-to-face with the Master of Mischief and new Sorcerer Supreme - LOKI LAUFEYSON!
•  And he's even MORE char...

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KFuqua reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #5 Feb 1, 2018
3.0

I am just not a fan of this series and this issue is no different. I know that's not the expected response, but it's my opinion. I think this "event" has been a real mess and that Snyder is trying to do a Grant Morrison impression, which is never a good thing.

Dark Nights: Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 31, 2018

The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness-somewhere. But...what if there's not?  
FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER
RATED T+

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danielannam reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #5 Jan 31, 2018
5.5

I liked the series a bit at first, but the writing just seems to be getting more and more lazy. There's too much detail in the dialogue, so much so that, instead of complementing the actions (drawing style and overall visual art) of the characters, it just overwhelms the whole thing. The story's explanations are too explicit, in that they tell you everything that's happening, instead of letting yo more

Dark Nights: Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 31, 2018

The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness-somewhere. But...what if there's not?  
FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER
RATED T+

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daddyT reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #5 Jan 31, 2018
4.0

putrid art and maybe the seeds of a decent WW story surrounded by bits and pieces of a writer just flailing away at trying to be impressive. ever seen one of those museum art pieces where the artist just flung paint onto a canvas and made money? this is like that. maybe I'm just not cultured enough.

Dark Nights: Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 31, 2018

The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness-somewhere. But...what if there's not?  
FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER
RATED T+

8.5

This is an easier to read and quirky version of Morrison "meta." If you can't handle comics about comics, you won't like this.

Milk Wars: JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1

By: Steve Orlando, Aco
Released: Jan 31, 2018

"MILK WARS" part one! Welcome to the un-event of the year! Kicking off a line-wide adventure, DC's Young Animal collides with the DC Universe to bring you a different kind of crossover. The Doom Patrol has discovered that an interdimensional corporation called RetCo has been stealing stories, reconfiguring them and repackaging them for new markets....

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Bloodraven reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Jan 11, 2018
6.0

I’m not sure how this books is so critically acclaimed. Honestly I feel a lot of comic fans are easily wowed if a comic is some what clever and “smart”. Tom King has the tendency to write like someone trying really hard to write something groundbreaking And doesn’t quite pull it out. This issue was pretty boring in my opinion, with very weak dialogue. The art is excellent as always though. more

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

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KesheR reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Jan 10, 2018
5.0

I think this issue was trying to be *too clever*. Like look-at-me-I'm-a-genious clever. Don't try so hard, Tom.

All momentum is just gone. There is no tension. It's just a conversation with beatiful drawings. We feel nothing and everything that happens here can be summarized in just one sentence.

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

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Jung BBoab reviewed Avengers #675 Jan 11, 2018
7.0

흐음...정말로 생각을 이정도로 밖에 못하는건가?

Avengers #675

By: Mark Waid, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jan 10, 2018

NO SURRENDER Part 1
AVENGERS goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era!
The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear ...

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Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #792 Dec 13, 2017
5.5

Rote.

Amazing Spider-Man #792

By: Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 13, 2017

VENOM INC. Part 2
•  Spider-Man finds himself between Eddie and a mysterious new figure!
•  And Black Cat and her gang find themselves face-to-face with an amped-up villain named Maniac that might just rip those faces right off.
Rated T

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Big Brother reviewed Astro City #49 Nov 23, 2017
7.0

Heavy handed but still touching. I can see why Busiek felt compelled to write something like this in the Trump era. Not my favorite issue, but continuing the trend of Astro City as one of the best comics on the stands.

Astro City #49

By: Kurt Busiek, Brent Eric Anderson
Released: Nov 22, 2017

The story of Resistor, who's making headlines all across the nation. And one reporter is determined to find out the truth - not simply to report it, but to find her missing father. A story of protest and power, love and loss, and an enigmatic, ever-changing hero.

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AsilosMagdaleno reviewed Doomsday Clock #1 Nov 22, 2017
3.5

Watchmen doesn't need a follow-up. It doesn't need to be connected to the main DC universe, nor to have its metaphors explained to the reader, nor to have forced jokes and continuous (and very distracting) references to the original comic-book.

They shouldn't have tried to replicate the structure of the original, because it just doesn't work. Don't get me wrong, Geoff Johns is a very go more

Doomsday Clock #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Nov 22, 2017

DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.

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Superheroes for Hire - Nov 23, 2017

While the structure and ticks of Watchmen are imitated at the beginning of the issue, it transitions to something different by the end. The jump to the DC Universe is going to be like a Wizard of Oz moment, where the gloomy Watchmen universe gets exposed to the normal superhero antics of the DC Universe.

myconius - Dec 17, 2017

some people just get defensive and huffy when you criticize something they love, even when you have valid points.

Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #790 Oct 29, 2017
8.0

Good clean fun.

Amazing Spider-Man #790

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Oct 25, 2017

THE FALL OF PARKER Part 2
Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened t...

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Big Brother reviewed First Strike #6 Oct 28, 2017
7.0

Not as bad as Revolution. That's about the highest praise I can give to it...

First Strike #6

By: Mairghread Scott, Max Dunbar
Released: Oct 25, 2017

War for the Core! Deep within Cybertron, the ultimate weapon to kill all Transformers is about to be activated! Meanwhile, Elita One plans to stop the weapon-by killing every human on Cybertron! Either way, looks like some species on Cybertron is going down unless Optimus Prime and Scarlett can save the day...
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* The Hasbro c...

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Supes' soups reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #789 Oct 12, 2017
6.5

I tend to like Spider-Man when Slott decides to push the envelope. I enjoyed the Superior run far more than I thought I would because it genuinely brought a new element to the Spider-Man mythos. I thought Parker Industries was a fun take on how tech company founders are but there is so much back-treading this issue that I pretty much feel like all the development from the past volume was a waste o more

Amazing Spider-Man #789

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Oct 11, 2017

THE FALL OF PARKER Part 1
Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened t...

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Supes' soups - Oct 13, 2017

Well if it's too much for you to handle, you can always not read them...

MKW69 - Oct 28, 2017

I'm a fan of Spider Man, and I hate going back to roots.

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EDiakota reviewed Batman #32 Oct 4, 2017
6.0

I really dont like Tom King Batman run

Batman #32

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 4, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, C...

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Big Brother reviewed Batman: White Knight #1 Oct 4, 2017
6.0

Flawed premise, decent artwork.

Batman: White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 4, 2017

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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MKW69 reviewed Batman #32 Oct 3, 2017
2.0

Geoff Johns did it first! And Better in Infinite Crisis.

Batman #32

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 4, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, C...

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Pants24 - Oct 5, 2017

I think this would have been a great Elseworlds story. I'm of the mind that not all people deserve to live after the shit they pull. Riddler definitely deserved to die, but you can't exactly have the Batman kill someone, let alone one of his most popular rogues.

Pants24 - Oct 5, 2017

Let me clarify: Not all characters in comics* deserve to live

Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #32 Sep 15, 2017
6.0

Pretty but dull.

Amazing Spider-Man #32

By: Dan Slott, Greg Smallwood
Released: Sep 13, 2017

• Norman Osborn's goblin-free battle with Spidey didn't go the way he had hoped...
•  Now, Osborn needs to find an edge and get the Goblin back, and neither you nor Spidey are ready for the edge he's going to find!
•  Guest artist Greg Smallwood (MOON KNIGHT) joins Dan Slott for this special issue tha...

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Bruno Mael reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #2 Sep 13, 2017
1.0

Baby Darkseid. That explains my rating, precisely

Dark Nights: Metal #2

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Sep 13, 2017

As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World's Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth's heroes be ready?

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READ RUMBLE - Sep 17, 2017

Oh, gotcha. Makes sense!

Super17 - Sep 17, 2017

:)

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 20, 2017
5.5

If you were a big fan of Multiversity, then you will probably like this. I, on the other hand, didn't care for this. The introduction in Mongul's arena was probably the most compelling part, yet it transitioned terribly to the rest of the issue and felt ripped out of a completely different comic and jammed into this one. The mountain in Gotham must have killed thousands of lives and cost billions more

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Big Brother - Aug 21, 2017

Nah, Multiversity is actually good!

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READ RUMBLE reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 17, 2017
4.0

This was an incoherent mess. 'Wagon comes from the root word Wayne...'' Are you f------ kidding me?!?! Man, Snyder just tries too hard, man. None of the characters sounded themselves, either. Cyborg saying he's scared? And another panel he's shaking?? The end with the surprise appearance of a certain character cemented how this book is all over the place. It just does not fit into Rebirth - more

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Ellrick - Aug 21, 2017

He was shaking from the energy on the island and proximity to the Nth Metal. The Wayne/Wagon thing was a bit of a stretch though.

READ RUMBLE - Aug 21, 2017

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.

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Melkor reviewed Batman #29 Aug 16, 2017
3.0

It was the worst issue I ever read in my life.

Batman #29

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four ! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he'll have to choose a side-and ...

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Big Brother - Aug 16, 2017

lol

Big Brother reviewed First Strike #1 Aug 9, 2017
8.5

So far there's more potential in the premise than Revolution. Let's see what they do with it.

First Strike #1

By: Mairghread Scott, Max Dunbar
Released: Aug 9, 2017

A Hasbro comic book event! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA-led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., and the Transformers-is invading Cybertron and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, G.I. Joe and the Autobots can save two worlds!"

Bullet points:
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Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #30 Jul 13, 2017
7.5

For a linewide crossover tie-in, this issue wasn't bad at all. Secret Empire was a big factor, but the focus never deviated from Spider-Man.

Amazing Spider-Man #30

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Jul 12, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Otto Octavius is back, but he's not returning to his old ways...
•  No, this time, he's THE SUPERIOR OCTOPUS! And he's allied himself with Steve Rogers and Hydra!
•  What does Ock have planned for Peter and Parker Industries? Nothing good for Spider-Man, that's for su...

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5.0

Bad writing & awful humor on this.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Jun 21, 2017

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!
The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be th...

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CesarCastanha reviewed Star Wars #32 Jun 15, 2017
9.0

This whole story doesn't make any sense and it feels like they are making a huge effort to find adventures for the Star Wars characters between the New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back narratives. But they are such good characters to have around, and I have such a great time reading the series that it kinds of make me forget of everything else.

Star Wars #32

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - Part 4
•  The Queen's influence is spreading...
•  Our only hope lies in the kindness of scoundrels.
Rated T

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Big Brother - Jun 16, 2017

So you're basically saying that the comic is no good, but Star Wars itself deserves a 9.0.

CesarCastanha - Jun 16, 2017

I'm saying the comic takes its characters in consideration and that it knows how to apply what they have to offer in a really entertaining way. So entertaining, in fact, that even though it doesn't find its way into the major narrative it's still worth reading.

Big Brother reviewed Jimmy's Bastards #1 Jun 14, 2017
7.0

Just a bit more obnoxious than I expected from Ennis (and I'm typically a fan of his work), but the plot that starts up right before the issue ends is interesting enough to bring me back for the next issue.

Jimmy's Bastards #1

By: Garth Ennis, Russell Braun
Released: Jun 14, 2017

NEW SERIES! Jimmy Regent, Britain's number one super-spy, has got it all: intrigue, adventure, a license to shoot whoever he likes and beautiful women falling at his feet. He also has a new partner who isn't quite as impressed by Jimmy as all other women appear to be. Now, there's a price to pay for Jimmy's multiple romantic conquests - the results...

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