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Quinn reviewed Batman #108 May 4, 2021
3.5

I think James Tynion got bitten by radioactive exposition when he was a youth.

Because that's what his stories boil down to. Tons of exposition where he builds and builds his world. The action is an afterthought that mostly takes place off stage.

The result are stories that go nowhere, aren't interesting to read once everything is done and depends on his characters.

Batman #108

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 5, 2021

Batman goes undercover to infiltrate the transhumanist gang known as the Unsanity Collective and learn more about their sudden appearance in Gotham. And what nefarious plans does Simon Saint have for Arkham Day survivor Sean Mahoney? How does it connect to the Magistrate?
And in part two of the action-packed, bone-rattling Ghost-Maker backu...

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Criminology. - May 8, 2021

Even in this case, it's possible to find merit in that. Seeing the world through the eyes of a person so different than you, can help you understand why people like that exists irl and it can show you how a person like that feels inside. It can disturb you, which depending on you can be a good or bad thing .Tbh everything depends on if you appreciate those sort of things, which you are not obligated to in any way.

Criminology. - May 8, 2021

Eventually Bendis is probably gonna write Batman for sure and having in mind, that his more grounded, dark and detective comics usually excel and if he brings up his old A game (and probably Maleev), that can be a fantastic run Imo. Zdarsky would be great too.

mike531 reviewed Nightwing #79 Apr 20, 2021
7.0



Nightwing #79

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help...

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Antenovial reviewed Catwoman #30 Apr 20, 2021
8.0

I'm falling more in love with Fernando Blanco's Selina Kyle each Issue. She looks wilder in these first few pages, then transforms into a fashion icon the second she goes undercover. Blanco's Catwoman is sexy and sensual. She is comfortable in her own skin and her transformations throughout the pages exist for her comfort and her advantage. It's simply enjoyable to look at.

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Catwoman #30

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

The Riddler revealed that he knows details about Poison Ivy’s whereabouts. Now, after the Riddler has been gravely wounded, Catwoman brings him to be patched up by Alleytown’s less-than-scrupulous medics. Now on the mend, Riddler points Selina in Ivy’s direction-but is he telling the truth, or wrapping her up in another one of his riddles? Me...

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Merlyn reviewed Nightwing #79 Apr 20, 2021
4.5

Another bore from Taylor's Nightwing, it had all the tropes of his writing. I swear I've seen this comic written by him ten times over by now, he just changes the names of the characters. And his humor continues to be as cringey as it can get. That said, the art was fabulous, this, just like Cantwell's Iron Man, seems to be a way better comic if you just let the art tell the story without the writ more

Nightwing #79

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help...

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mike531 - Apr 20, 2021

It's a shame Dick is being written as hostile to Bruce's wealth because few people should know better than Dick all the things Bruce has done to help Gotham. (Not to mention there's a bit of hypocrisy, considering he benefited from Bruce's wealth.)

AmandaT - Apr 20, 2021

They made Dick a simpleton, Bruce who gave them everything and now is in financial trouble or even help? that is selfish and ungrateful. He is reduced to an idiot where he only gives a momentary help, he is not like Bruce with a plan and a real and lasting help. Is that why Alfred gave him the money to make Dick a jerk?

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Afre reviewed The Joker #2 Apr 14, 2021
8.5

I am actually really liking this. It's odd that this is called "The Joker", but that is my only gripe with this. Sure I'm annoyed that Bane was killed but after King's run, it's not a big deal for me, as that ruined so many things about Bane.

What's more odd is that Tynion is writing this very well. This is so much better than the current Batman run or Joker War. And I'm so much more in more

The Joker #2

By: Sam Johns, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Apr 14, 2021

As the dust settles on Arkham Asylum and tragic recent events, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world-and powerful forces are lining up around the globe to hunt him...but where exactly is the Clown Price of Crime? Jim Gordon, facing his twilight years haunted by the madman, knows where to start the hunt, and he’s been given the go-ahead to...

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Merlyn reviewed The Joker #2 Apr 13, 2021
9.0

I'm shocked to say it but Tynion is really good here, it's like he's not the same guy who writes Batman, he's awful on that book. March continues to excel with his work.

The Joker #2

By: Sam Johns, Mirka Andolfo
Released: Apr 14, 2021

As the dust settles on Arkham Asylum and tragic recent events, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world-and powerful forces are lining up around the globe to hunt him...but where exactly is the Clown Price of Crime? Jim Gordon, facing his twilight years haunted by the madman, knows where to start the hunt, and he’s been given the go-ahead to...

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Merlyn - Apr 19, 2021

Nah, the good thing is that it's more of a Gordon book. The Punchline story takes very few pages and even though I don't really care about the character at all, it's not that bad. Not good, but not bad either.

Mingthemerciless - Apr 19, 2021

Being more of a Gordon book is definitely of more interest to me. The court of owls is also the last thing I enjoyed from Snyder. But Punchingbag holds zero interest for me. If the next issue looks ok I may bite the bullet and get into the series. I need my Batman fix since the 2 main books are dreadful right now.

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Boudi reviewed Teen Titans Academy #1 Mar 29, 2021
2.0

Rafa Sandoval is a great artist, that's a fact. But the story sucks. Teen Titan was one of the worst Future State titles, but DC still thought it was a good idea to make this series. None of the new characters is interesting, as a teenager I can say that Tim Sheridan tackled the stereotypes most teenagers hate, we hate this stereotypes because the most annoying teenagers are exactly like that and more

Teen Titans Academy #1

By: Tim Sheridan, Rafa Sandoval
Released: Mar 24, 2021

Welcome to Teen Titans Academy! Packed with both new, super-powered teens and numerous dark secrets, Teen Titans Academy’s student body includes Shazam; a new Australian speedster; a trio of Goth(am) teen expatriates obsessed with Batman-and one member of this first class will become the deadly Red X. Original New Teen Titans including Nightwing,...

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sebastianorellana95 reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
9.5

Amazing first issue of this new run. And I love Dick and Babs dynamics, I hope to see how continue growing their relation and retake their marriage looked in Death Metal.

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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KidderCarson reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 17, 2021
10

This is JUST the fresh start Nightwing needs! Great art (maybe the best ever?), great writing, seemingly great supporting cast. Really looking forward to the Dick/Babs relationship and it seems like Blockbuster is well written again! The flashback sequence make me want a spinn off with Dick and Babs in their teens (Robin: Year Two). I really have high hope for this one! This creative team may be t more

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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KiddWith2Ds reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
10

Man some fans/readers are salty as hell. Lol

Honestly after years of mediocre to down right trash Nightwing issues for the past couple of years. Nice to finally get my #1 favorite comic book character back to prominence like he should be.

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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yahhwy - Mar 16, 2021

Don't mind them. I hate toxic Nightwing fans. They are so traumatized that their entitlement becomes irrational.

ComickerPerson - Mar 17, 2021

They're salty Scott Lobdell fans from /co/, and triggering them is so much fun.

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ComicLoverNW reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
10

An incredibly heart-warming start to this new run of Nightwing. The issue has everything from amazing illustrations, colours and just as amazing writing. It even manages to plant seeds for the plot among all the emotion present in this issue.

A very good start with wonderful promise. It's a good time to be a Nightwing fan and a great starting point if you're looking to be one.

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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ComickerPerson reviewed Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
9.5

Scott Lobdell fans are LIVID lmao

Edit: decided to raise it half a point just to trigger them some more

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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Blackgirl - Mar 17, 2021

HA! maybe Lobdell is reading this now, it's like this person can't get over Lobdell's Nightwing. Dan Jurgens didn't do very well either. He should be happy that this disastrous stage is over. In short, all with his fixations and bitterness. Next.

ComickerPerson - Mar 25, 2021

lol 4channers

mike531 rated Nightwing #78 Mar 16, 2021
10

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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Svarietyy reviewed The Joker #1 Mar 9, 2021
7.0

I'll be honest, I couldn't care less about Joker or Punchline. However it was nice to see Gordon back after his extended absence from the Bat-books

The Joker #1

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement-and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces ...

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Psycamorean reviewed The Joker #1 Mar 9, 2021
7.0

The main story with Jim Gordon is actually well done, but I could not give a shit about that Punchline backup.

The Joker #1

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement-and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces ...

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Afre reviewed Batman #106 Mar 3, 2021
5.0

There wasn't anything to liek or dislike. I'm starting to get bored by this run.

At least when I was reading King's run, I felt something. Anger and disappointment yes, but it was something.

This is just eh.

Batman #106

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Following the tragic events of Infinite Frontier #1, Batman and his new ally, Ghost-Maker, must reckon with a new gang operating in Gotham City-but are they connected to the reemergence of the Scarecrow? Meanwhile, shadowy billionaire Simon Saint pitches an advanced law-enforcement system to the new mayor! The creative team behind the epic “The J...

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myconius - Mar 26, 2021

myself, i prefer "eh" over the frustration of what "Ding-A-Ling" King was doing to Batman. 😂😂😂

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RedKSuperman reviewed Batman #106 Mar 3, 2021
4.0

Main story is garbage. Secondary story should have been the main Tynion needs to go. Save your money kids.

Batman #106

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Mar 3, 2021

Following the tragic events of Infinite Frontier #1, Batman and his new ally, Ghost-Maker, must reckon with a new gang operating in Gotham City-but are they connected to the reemergence of the Scarecrow? Meanwhile, shadowy billionaire Simon Saint pitches an advanced law-enforcement system to the new mayor! The creative team behind the epic “The J...

5.0

Future State: The Next Batman #2

By: Vita Ayala, Aneke
Released: Jan 20, 2021

In this second Future State: Batman chapter, wearing a mask in Gotham City is now a crime-and when it’s compounded with murder, it can be a shoot-on-sight offense! Batman is on the trail of a murderous couple but quickly finds that all is not as it seems...and finds himself in the firing line of the Magistrate and their Peacekeepers! The gritty, ...

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2.5

Poor Kara... a fantastic character with so much potential, but no one knows what the hell to do with her. Not in the main continuity, not in stand alone tween elseworld books, and now not even in the future 2 issue long micro series. It's so sad, it's unbelievable.
How is it that DC is unable to craft a complelling story around one of their most famous female heroes? How is that they don't ev more

Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Kara Zor-El, Superman’s hot-tempered cousin, has finally found peace and purpose away from Earth and its heroes. Now known as Superwoman, she watches over the Moon and the refugees from across the galaxy who have congregated there. But all of that is about to change when a spaceship piloted by a runaway alien crash-lands and turns Kara’s world ...

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Future State: The Next Batman #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Gotham City has always been dangerous-but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime-and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weapo...

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LunaMoody reviewed Batman Annual #5 Dec 29, 2020
1.0

The art was some of the worst drawing I've ever seen !!! I think a toddler could've drawn it better while wearing a blindfold. Good lord it was bad. As for the story it was nothing new or fresh but I guess it was just barely passingly okay-ish. Totally forgettable and not worth the added price or of being an annual but it is what it is. If it was possible to return this comic for a refund I so wou more

Batman Annual #5

By: James Tynion IV, James Stokoe
Released: Dec 30, 2020

The riveting new vigilante known as Clownhunter was a breakout star of “The Joker War”- but what’s the tragic origin of this teenage assassin? How did his parents die at the hands of The Joker, and is there a place for him in the evolving Gotham City? Can there be redemption for the infamous Clownhunter?
This epic tale reteams writer ...

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Weird Science Jim - Jan 3, 2021

Don't understand the idea that someone isn't allowed to like art because that's how "some people like to draw". Do you like everything you see, hear and taste because that's how some people like to do it? It's subjuctive and everybody can like or dislike whatever they want!

LunaMoody - Jan 3, 2021

Thank you Weird Science Jim and DC Stuff

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Bat-ears99 reviewed Batman Annual #5 Dec 29, 2020
2.0

Can you imagine a more boring, derivative origin story than this? The only thing that comes close is probably Punchline's origin.

Oh, and Harley was apparently there just so that Clownhunter could try to kill her and then she could make her nonsensical speech about 'trying to be a good person' in the end.

Batman Annual #5

By: James Tynion IV, James Stokoe
Released: Dec 30, 2020

The riveting new vigilante known as Clownhunter was a breakout star of “The Joker War”- but what’s the tragic origin of this teenage assassin? How did his parents die at the hands of The Joker, and is there a place for him in the evolving Gotham City? Can there be redemption for the infamous Clownhunter?
This epic tale reteams writer ...

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Mail2g - Jan 3, 2021

Actually it was a good story. Much better than Punchline. Besides Harley was supposed to make him think if what he was doing is wrong.

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雨人点雪 reviewed Batman Annual #5 Dec 29, 2020
4.0

I don’t know what to say. I said I want a clownhunter story drawn by Stokoe, and now it really happens!

But JT4 writes the most boring, mould piece of shit origin story ever! That’s how you DC waste good painters’ talent!FUCK
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Batman Annual #5

By: James Tynion IV, James Stokoe
Released: Dec 30, 2020

The riveting new vigilante known as Clownhunter was a breakout star of “The Joker War”- but what’s the tragic origin of this teenage assassin? How did his parents die at the hands of The Joker, and is there a place for him in the evolving Gotham City? Can there be redemption for the infamous Clownhunter?
This epic tale reteams writer ...

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Mail2g - Jan 3, 2021

Really how is it boring. A person getting his parents killed but seeing his hero not really do anything is boring? Then what's interesting? Repeating parents shot in alley 100 times?

雨人点雪 - Mar 11, 2021

@Mail2g What are you talking about? You mean, A person getting his parents killed is not boring, but A person getting his parents killed is boring?! That's what you talking. This story is exactly Repeating parents shot in alley 100 times Story!

mike531 reviewed Batgirl #50 Oct 28, 2020
1.0

The problem for me isn't the character, it's the writing. She's a damn good character. The real problem is, Cecil Castellucci. She's a bad writer. A comic book character is only as good as their writer.

She doesn't understand Barbara and hasn't been able to find her voice. Which is probably why the character's actions and words have been so OOC. You can compare the way, Castellucci writ more

Batgirl #50

By: Cecil Castellucci, Aneke
Released: Oct 28, 2020

Series finale! All good things must come to an end, as we wrap up this run of Batgirl with one final oversized celebratory issue! In the aftermath of “The Joker War,” Gotham is left in pieces that need to be picked up by Barbara and Alejo’s team-but is Gotham a city worth saving anymore, and how much longer does our girl have it in her to kee...

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mike531 rated Batgirl #47 Jul 22, 2020
7.0

Batgirl #47

By: Cecil Castellucci, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Jul 22, 2020

Knock knock!
Who’s there?
The Joker.
The Joker who?
The Joker who’s here to have a nice chat with Barbara Gordon!
Don’t miss this devastating tie-in to “Joker War”! 

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