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8.0

Pretty good for a simple Penguin story. It's an interesting mystery and features an interesting character. A shame this series is limited. It's by far the best Batman book available these days.

Legends of the Dark Knight #7

By: Stephanie Phillips, Max Dunbar
Released: May 12, 2021

HAUNTED PART 1! Rising creative team Stephanie Phillips and Max Dunbar spin the tale of a cold case in Gotham City. The West End Wrath, a killer who was never caught who ended the lives of many affluent businessmen in the city. Bruce Wayne bids on a mysterious box that holds the answer to the century-old West End Wrath killings, but the Penguin wan...

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8.0

As the Eltarian war approaches I suppose we need to know a little more about its big players, The Eltarians themselves. Though the Rangers themselves weren't present this was still a pretty exciting issue. There's no limit to how this comic moves beyond the original show's campy plotlines and adds more character and intrigue. I think that's why these books have lasted as they have. I look forward more

Mighty Morphin #10

By: Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Discover Zordon's ties to Bandora's Palace on the Moon - the modern home of Rita Repulsa.

When an assassin is sent to disrupt the Eltarian efforts to protect an ancient weapon Zordon is injured in the process and his mentor, Zophram, must make a decision that will alter the future of the Power Rangers as we know it!

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7.5

This issue focuses away from the main plot, but still keeps interest. It was more average in plot and didn't have the thrill most have. But I was still pleased enough with it.

Power Rangers #10

By: Ryan Parrott, Moises Hidalgo
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Yale, the Omega Rangers' alien companion, embarks on a solo mission to protect a group of kids from the terrors of Safehaven.

Guided by the voice of the Blue Emissary, Yale will travel closer to his destiny... but what does this mean for the Omega Rangers?

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9.0

This was a pretty exciting issue. Sonic did well taking on the Deadly Six, but knew he could count on his friends when the stakes got too high. It was good to see Tails in action again as well. Just like the old days watching he and Sonic kicking butt together. And the end shows Sonic can't rest yet. There's still Belle to save. Can't wait till #44.

Sonic The Hedgehog #43

By: Ian Flynn, Adam Bryce Thomas
Released: Aug 25, 2021

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VS. SIX DEADLY ZETI! Who will win the battle?! Find out in the action-packed "Zeti Hunt," part three! It's all hands on deck as Sonic and friends struggle to defend the newly rebuilt Restoration HQ from the Deadly Six.

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8.0

This was a fun follow-up to the regular story, proving there's more adventures ahead for these versions of the world's finest. Gene Luen Yang has given us another great for the shelves fit to be sat beside Superman Smashes the Klan.
I'm not a very big fan of the multiverse. Frankly I liked it better when it was wiped out. But this story has provided me with a rare exception. I hope to see fu more

Batman/Superman Annual: 2021

By: Gene Luen Yang, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The epic epilogue to the Archive of Worlds saga! In his pursuit of perfection, the godlike Auteur.io sought to create and destroy worlds with the wave of a hand and a flair for the dramatic. But against all odds...the World of the Knight and the World of Tomorrow live on! The Batman of the noir-tinged streets of Gotham City finds himself stranded i...

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8.5

A fitting ending to what has been the best story for Batman and Superman this past year. It's a shame we couldn't see moue from the team of Yang and Reis. Hopefully they'll team up for a sequel featuring these 2 alternates from simpler times one day. This will be a classic for a long time to come in my book.

Batman/Superman #21

By: Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Reis
Released: Aug 25, 2021

The dimension-shattering Archive of Worlds saga ends here-and reverberations from this titanic tale last long after the dust settles! As the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel work to halt the villainous Auteur.io’s plan here on Earth-0, the Batman and Superman of their respective archive worlds must team up with Alanna of Rann and El Diablo himsel...

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8.5

This whole series was mostly just filler. While we saw most of what Kindred was up to in Amazing, these 4 issues covered Spidey fighting a horde of rampaging supervillains. It would have been better if there was more motivation to this than just being a means of stalling Spider-Man while Kindred plots his final move.
One of the highlighted moments is how Doc Ock gets the better of Kindred. He more

Sinister War #4

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 1, 2021

• Things just got worse for Spider-Man. IT Didn't seem possible, but it's true.
•   If you think you have seen Spider-Man take a beating, you haven't seen anything this brutal.
Rated T+

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8.0

Not bad. It would probably be better if Kindred played a smaller role. They should have let Amazing focus on him and let this mini focus more on Spidey and an army of supervillains out to kill him and claim the "Prize."
Sinister War has been better than the last several stories of late, but we all know it's mostly just a prelude to the big showdown in #73-74. Spencer better not let us down on more

Sinister War #3

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 18, 2021

• You haven't read the end of SINISTER WAR #2 yet, but when you do, YOU WILL BE VERY MAD YOU HAD TO WAIT TWO WEEKS FOR THIS!
•  Things have never been worse for Spider-Man, and it'll be a MIRACLE if he makes it through this alive.
Rated T+

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8.0

I've read several spoilers, so I know what to expect. It won't keep me from reading it though. One big issue to this issue is if Norman would go so low as to sell his own son's soul to Mephisto. With him you never can tell. So I look forward to seeing what happens there. Especially since I'm beginning to increasingly believe Harry never really came back and the real one is dead or if One more Day more

Amazing Spider-Man #72

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Aug 25, 2021

• Over in Sinister War, Spider-Man is facing two Sinister Sixes.
•  But, then, what is he doing HERE?
•  Just want to say, trying not to spoil - you don't quite understand how intense and impossible this situation is for Peter Parker.
Rated T+

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7.5

A bit dull compared to what's happened here but still one of the better Batman stories of late. This is a Batman horror tale without a doubt. It's also good to see Alfred again.
Somehow I'm not surprised this issue had to mention an issue I'm sick to death of, why doesn't Batman kill the Joker or let him die? I'm already dreading the day some writer decides to do that just to make a name for more

Batman: Reptilian #3

By: Garth Ennis, Liam Sharp
Released: Aug 25, 2021

It got the Riddler. It got the Penguin. It got Deadshot, Hugo Strange, Two-Face, Tweedledee, and Tweedledum. It has left carnage in its wake as it moves through Gotham’s villainous underworld, and Batman finds himself vexed by one very important question: Just what on Earth is it? Now the Dark Knight’s search for clues has him tracking The Joke...

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5.5

It seems the longer this drags on, the less interested I get. Once things with Warworld are finished I'm done with Superman altogether until DC gets it together and realizes what a stupid mistake they're making, provided they ever even will.
Thao-La is such an uninteresting character, I just don't care about what happens with her. I know they think she's going to be the next big superstar, bu more

Action Comics #1034

By: Becky Cloonan, Christian Duce
Released: Aug 25, 2021

The Warzoons make their way to the doorstep of the Fortress of Solitude and only Lois Lane and the alien girl Thao-La are there to defend it. That’s because Superman is halfway around the world trying to stop the U.S. from declaring war on Atlantis. The Man of Steel must make a tough choice, and odds are, no one walks away happy. Elsewhere in Met...

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7.0

I've read worse, I've definitely read better. After reading it though I know all I'm going to follow in this story is the main plot in Batman. It only has a couple of months ahead of it, so that's good, because after over 6 months, I've really grown weary of Tynion's bland storytelling and constant uninteresting characters.
The main plot really was the only one that was worth reading. I could more

Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1

By: James Tynion IV, Riccardo Federici
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The event over a year in the making begins Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe! Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0 and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might h...

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6.0

A nice cover for the final issue, but as with most of this series , it was a pretty bland issue. As of this, I am finished with anthology comics. The second and third were the best stories. The second is a bit nostalgic, as it's set in the early days of Superman and acknowledges some of the Fleischer cartoons too. The third is another that shows how Clark is seen by the rest of Smallville's reside more

Superman: Red & Blue #6

By: Sophie Campbell
Released: Aug 18, 2021

It’s the final issue of this free-form anthology, featuring the Metropolis Marvel in new stories, bedazzled in his signature colors. It’s the only place to see Superman chasing down headlines in a classic style and taking pause to reflect on growing up on a farm in Smallville. Not to mention, the return of Streaky the Supercat by superstar cart...

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10

Finally, a Superman series worth reading in this day and age. I'd expect nothing less from Robert Venditti though. I guess DC wanted a real writer for this series, as his digital Man of tomorrow stories were the only sense of decency in the era of Bendis.
I don't really know if I can say it gives me the feel of the original movies, but it's a good take on introducing Brainiac into that contin more

Superman '78 #1

By: Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the c...

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7.0

The death of Vile was probably for the better. He was getting old and so is this Dr. Who reject parasite. I know we have a few more issues of it ahead, but at least Fear State will only last a couple of months, not another year.
It's nice to see some of the old threads lately. I hear the yellow circle is returning, so it was a good start for its return. Some blue in the outfit is also another more

Detective Comics #1042

By: Mariko Tamaki, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Batman rampages through the underworld of Gotham! Driven to a violent madness courtesy of the Jury’s “Vile” serum, the Dark Knight crushes bones, makes a scene, and gives costumed vigilantes in Gotham a very bad name. But will the Jury’s plan backfire? Can a violent rage-machine packed with money, weapons, and an insatiable bloodlust possib...

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7.5

A pretty average issue. This Vile parasite thing is getting a bit old though. Especially since I'm not much of a fan of this Dr. Who stuff anyway.
The Jury was far less impressive than they could have been. There was no real trial anyway. It was just an excuse to make Mr. Worth feel he was getting his precious "Justice."
Seeing Batman getting infected by this thing was no real shocking c more

Detective Comics #1041

By: Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora
Released: Aug 11, 2021

As Gotham’s Dark Knight of vengeance, Batman is seen by many (mostly criminals, let’s be honest) as judge and executioner of the city’s vilest villains. Well, it’s time for him to meet the Jury! In a last-ditch effort to avenge his daughter’s death, Mr. Worth has teamed with the Penguin’s criminal empire, the Party Crashers gang, and th...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Batman '89 #1 Sep 18, 2021
8.0

I wish I could say this is the Batman 3 I was originally hoping for, but I can't. Aside from being based on that continuity I really didn't get the feeling of the original movies continuing. They should've included a Robin Williams Riddler like we expected back then, but it looks like that's going to have to wait for vol. 2.
It's really just more of an Early years Batman story where the chara more

Batman '89 #1

By: Sam Hamm, Joe Quinones
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies! Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. Gotham becomes torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the st...

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7.5

I'm reminded of the Joker war. Tynion is repeating himself with the Batman overcome with toxins and being out of commission for a certain amount of time stuff. It was pretty average. I didn't even bother to Read "I am the latest Batman wannabe" since like with DC's attempt to change Superman to keep up with their stupid Future State crap, I'm also going to pass on their Batman attempt as well.

FCBD 2021: Batman #1

By: John Ridley, Travel Foreman
Released: Aug 11, 2021

The Batman creative team of James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez take their epic run to the next level. Gotham City is on the brink of a violent evolutionary path and the danger level to Batman and his allies reaches a fever pitch. The Magistrate now have full support from the mayor to handle high level law enforcement in Gotham and have branded the D...

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8.0

This issue was surprisingly satisfactory compared to the rest of this series. The first story makes me wonder, just how old is Krypto now? God, I hate when they put Jor-El in a Superman costume, cape and all. Otherwise it was a nice story.
The second was an example of how as Clark he still keeps a cool head in times of trouble. Even if he was stuck as Bruce Wayne, Batman would've found a way more

Superman: Red & Blue #5

By: Mark Buckingham
Released: Jul 21, 2021

There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto!
Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is kn...

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6.5

Not bad for a book that made little sense. What was this? When? I don't follow this House of El stuff nor do I follow the multiverse. Frankly Superman's world is becoming even more confusing than in the silver age.
The end was pretty poor. Johnson is apparently a strong believer in Superheroes being replaced at a young age. This Brandon Kent looks like he must've been in his lower teens when more

Action Comics Annual: 2021

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Scott Godlewski
Released: Jul 14, 2021

The return of Future State’s House of El! It’s time to head back to tomorrow, as Superman’s descendants face a threat from today. This special tale connects to “Warworld Rising” as the actions of Clark Kent in the present reverberate, leaving long-lasting changes...and a deadly threat for the House of El to reckon with. Can Brandon Kent, ...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Catwoman #33 Aug 17, 2021
7.5

Though this was the first fight I doubt Father Valley and Catwoman are anywhere near done. I figure by their big showdown Azrael will likely get involved. I haven't heard from him in a while so I'd like to see what he's been up to. This waas also the first I've seen of Clayface since his fall from grace. It looks like he still wants to prove he's a changed thing, so he's recruited some other famil more

Catwoman #33

By: Ram V, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Selina has worked hard to establish herself as the queen of Alleytown. But in response to Catwoman saving Poison Ivy from extermination at the hands of Saint Industries, Simon Saint has sent in the early stages of a totalitarian force that has left her kingdom shuttered. Catwoman has seen a man take his own life to avoid the consequences of crossin...

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9.5

While Quiz isn't the most creative new character I've seen she's more original and interesting than anything Tynion's cooked up over the last year. It's also good to see Riddler done in his original style, and no sideburns or any of that New 52 crappy look. Though I don't get the ? sweater. It did kind of remind me of Frank Gorshin's Riddler though.
I enjoy this series because it reminds me a more

Legends of the Dark Knight #5

By: Darick Robertson
Released: Apr 28, 2021

BAD NIGHT, GOOD KNIGHT PART 5! WHO IS QUIZ!? The Riddler's new partner in Crime who wants to convince Batman to help her and the Riddler stop the chemical sale in Gotham from continuing. The enemy of my enemy is my friend...but never trust the Riddler.

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8.0

So far this is one of the better Batman mysteries of late. It's also a good escape from Tynion's flimsy growing cast of pointless characters and all the Future State B.S.
This mystery monstrosity isn't Croc, so it continues to puzzle Batman and us. It probably won't appear for a few more chapters, but judging by its actions it's something merciless and deadly. All I ask is it not be another r more

Batman: Reptilian #2

By: Garth Ennis, Liam Sharp
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Batman hits the streets in search of the creature terrorizing Gotham’s underworld-and hits them hard.
First stop is the lair of the Penguin, but Oswald Cobblepot is at death’s door (which is better off than the beast left many of his cronies). The mangled rogue has no answers for Batman, but his blood-and the surprising secrets that it...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Batman #111 Aug 17, 2021
7.0

So here we have Batman with The Joker's equally out of her head groupie and the poorest Deadpool Rip-off of all time against A mentally unhinged Robocop wannabe with a pointless group of freaks that bring nothing but filler material.
I'm not holding much hope for Fear state, but at least Tynion will be gone when it ends. So goodbye, good luck and take your poor characters with you. I swear ev more

Batman #111

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Mayor Nakano announces a crackdown on masked vigilantes just as the Magistrate moves against the Unsanity Collective. Batman attempts to avert a bloodbath, while the Scarecrow makes his final move..."Fear State" is about to begin! Backup: Ghost-Maker faces his most gruesome adversary yet...the horrific Razorline!

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8.0

Zdarsky's work got me back into Spider-Man. It reminds me of the time travel story he wrote. It's got Spidey in a familiar time but events not as we recall. Like then he has J. Jonah Jameson of all people in his corner. It's a real good story that I'm sure will be a "What if" fan favorite for a long time to come.
The Symbiote era has been a familiar point the last few years with the Symbiote more

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry
Released: Jul 14, 2021

WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Peter is finally free...or so he thought. The Fantastic Four are now in trouble, with Reed Richards in the crosshairs of the symbiote - and it's more dangerous than ever before! A brutal penultimate chapter, featuring guest stars galore and twists you'll never see coming!
Rated T+

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8.5

I like the way the comic adds depth to the situations. In the old show any disputes were easily settled by the end of the episode. But here we see tension like that between Billy and the others now that the truth is out. And between Matt and Tommy. Though we've seen additional Rangers work separate from the traditional team in a few series, this is the first time in Mighty Morphin. That adds some more

Mighty Morphin #9

By: Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Will the Power Rangers make the right choice and save Angel Grove?

The battle of Angel Grove continues as the team grapples with a seemingly no-win scenario.

Will they be able to defeat Lord Zedd and his surprising new ally, or will their home fall into chaos for good?

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8.0

Kind of unfair when a small band of refugees are held accountable for the actions of those from their race in power, when they had nothing to do with what they did. That's the plot of this issue. The Hartunian refugees are going to have a tough time dealing with other refugees who do just that.
Drakkon also posed an interesting question. What will happen with him once the Emperyals are dealt more

Power Rangers #9

By: Ryan Parrott, Francesco Mortarino
Released: Jul 21, 2021

JASON VS DRAKKON!

The Omega Rangers return to Safehaven, but after Drakkon's recent actions Jason has had enough.

And the aftermath of their confrontation will shake the team to its very core...

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9.0

The Deadly Six's return has been pretty good. It's also nice to have Ian back. This issue is likely a prelude to the big #50 story with the subplot featuring Belle and Dr. Starline. Belle is one of the most interesting original characters in this version. The poor kid's had it hard enough with having to come to terms with the kindly inventor she knew now being a total madman. Now another Madman ha more

Sonic The Hedgehog #42

By: Ian Flynn, Adam Bryce Thomas
Released: Jul 21, 2021

Zeti Hunt, part two! Now that Zavok has his pack, it's time for them to make a big move. But Jewel the Beetle, newly appointed Restoration leader, has called on Sonic, Tails, and the Chaotix to run interference. Will they be able to stop the Zeti and make it home in time for spaghetti!?

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8.5

I'm amazed so many readers are complaining. While it's true this was more filler than Sinister war, it does explain why everyone's out to get him. Who or whatever Kindred is, he certainly wants to see Spider-Man suffer. Almost as much as Norman. And I'm not convinced for sure he's Harry. Not entirely that is. Could he have been split into 2 halves, good and evil? Hmmm.
Despite the disappointm more

Sinister War #2

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 4, 2021

Spidey's classic problem has been multiplied by two and you don't even know the HALF of it. Twelve of Spidey's greatest villains are out for blood: Spider-Man's and each other's! Ock and Vulture make their big plays this issue that are going to shake up NYC in ways you didn't think were possible!
Rated T+

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9.5

It's off to a pretty good start. Especially when compared to King's ransom and the Chameleon conspiracy stories. An action fan wouldn't be able to ask for more. And they couldn't ask for a bigger assortment of villains either. Sinister Six stories usually are pretty good, but this is the Sinister Six plus many more.
But this issue alone proves Spencer hasn't lost his touch after all, which I more

Sinister War #1

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jul 14, 2021

DOCTOR OCTOPUS IS BACK! AND THE SINISTER WAR HAS BEGUN!
Ock's got a new Sinister Six and if you think he's thought big in the past, think again. What Ock DOESN'T know is that the VULTURE has a sextet of his own: THE SAVAGE SIX! It's an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more th...

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