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TheKing rated X-Men #16 Jan 5, 2021
7.5

X-Men #16

By: Jonathan Hickman, Phil Noto
Released: Dec 30, 2020

X OF SWORDS FALL OUT !
The Captain Commander of Krakoa made a fateful decision. There's no going back.
Rated T+

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Merlyn reviewed X-Men #16 Dec 31, 2020
7.5

This might not have been the best of issues but I feel like people are a bit harsh with Hickman, there are A LOT of more bad books in the industry that are getting better reviews here and, for better or worse, he has created something interesting with the X-Men, something the franchise desperately needed.

X-Men #16

By: Jonathan Hickman, Phil Noto
Released: Dec 30, 2020

X OF SWORDS FALL OUT !
The Captain Commander of Krakoa made a fateful decision. There's no going back.
Rated T+

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Onomatopoeia reviewed X-Men #16 Dec 31, 2020
8.0

I'm actually a fan of the world-building. I still have faith in Hickman.

X-Men #16

By: Jonathan Hickman, Phil Noto
Released: Dec 30, 2020

X OF SWORDS FALL OUT !
The Captain Commander of Krakoa made a fateful decision. There's no going back.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Men #16 Jan 5, 2021
8.5

Great slow paced world building that makes you think about more the political side of this mess the X-Men are in now instead of another Oh look BOOM/BUDDA/BLAM explosion issue. Those will come later but for now words needed to be said and feelings had to be shared and they were. Noto is great for this and his art is sharp as always.

X-Men #16

By: Jonathan Hickman, Phil Noto
Released: Dec 30, 2020

X OF SWORDS FALL OUT !
The Captain Commander of Krakoa made a fateful decision. There's no going back.
Rated T+

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Merlyn reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 Dec 15, 2020
4.0

Yeah, I think by now we've had enough of Snyder's lunacy, we've indulged him for far too long.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 16, 2020

The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.

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9.0

This truly has an "at the end of the world vibe" and I enjoyed it immensely. It's not a deconstruction of tropes but rather an insight into them that I appreciate. Very solid start. The art by Mike Perkins fits the uncanny vibe.

Future State: Swamp Thing #1

By: Ram V, Mike Perkins
Released: Jan 6, 2021

From the ashes of a terrible war, life blooms anew in Swamp Thing’s image. The remnants of humanity lie in hiding, forever in the shadow of the green god who now rules the planet. When the new avatar of the Green uncovers a stray human, a rebellion is revealed! But this Swamp Thing is no stranger to violent ends, and neither are his creations. If...

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5.5

Overall this event was a 2015 Secret Wars parody, that repeated the plot of Convergence and had similar consequences as Doomsday Clock.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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2.0

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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Psycamorean reviewed Justice League Dark #29 Dec 22, 2020
7.0

This is a better issue, but still not great. It's a shame this title will end on a crossover tie-in.

Justice League Dark #29

By: Andy Lanning, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Dec 23, 2020

“Endless Winter” chapter seven! The past holds the key to surviving the Endless Winter, as the Justice League Dark seeks to resurrect both Swamp Thing and the spirit of Viking Prince. Queen Hippolyta reveals a shocking secret to Wonder Woman as the past and present collide. Buried secrets are unearthed as the Justice League and Justice League D...

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6.5

Let's be honest, the character of Red Hood has always been mishandled by DC, it is his experiment towards what direction some characters will take or what formula works and even so without wanting to build a character with a lot of potential that is not taken advantage of. As for this, it is the result of giving the job to a cartoonist NOT TO A WRITER just because of his race to look good with a g more

Red Hood and the Outlaws #52

By: Shawn Martinbrough, Moritat
Released: Dec 23, 2020

After making his dramatic return to Gotham City, Jason Todd finds himself in the middle of a turf war between a violent gang aided by Killer Croc and a new group of vigilantes dedicated to protecting his old neighborhood of the Hill.
When a childhood friend is targeted for assassination by a vicious new crime lord on the rise, the Red Hood...

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fearUhavemeisenough - Dec 24, 2020

to give it to a black cartoonist! I agree with you the way this sounded And obviously the two numbers were disgusting because of Shawn's inexperience in writing.

fenixalasnegras - Dec 29, 2020

Dear Weird Science Jim I think you are not understanding what I meant. IT IS A QUESTION OF ZERO EXPERIENCE AS A WRITER and a very bad job coupled with DC's stupidity of giving himself to Red Hood who made it very clear in his interview, Shawn did not want to take Hood only did it because he told him he could be the writer and then DC ANNOUNCED IT AS "with a Black creative team" giving him the job. why not go for a writer WHO REALLY WANTS TO DO THE JOB regardless of the undertone of his skin?

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Danny reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #6 Dec 15, 2020
2.5

This whole thing feels unearned and inconsequential with its over-the-top story. It's a discombobulated mess! It leaves one both underwhelmed and unfulfilled by the end :/ Honestly, is Snyder 5 years old? Because the script certainly feels that way. Juvenile and callow. It's a rushed and crammed filled event with no clear goal except to kill off DC, I think. If you're into that kind of thing, grea more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 16, 2020

The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.

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Maud Benjamin reviewed Justice League #58 Dec 15, 2020
1.0

A waste of time.

Justice League #58

By: Andy Lanning, Xermanico
Released: Dec 16, 2020

“Endless Winter” chapter five! In this turning point issue, the Justice League is scattered across the snow-covered globe, trying to stave off the frozen doom, leaving Green Lantern John Stewart to stand alone. At the Hall of Justice, he begins to piece together clues that could help turn the icy tide that threatens to overwhelm them all. But t...

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tonpas1989 reviewed Superman #28 Dec 15, 2020
3.0

I don’t hate Bendis usually, but his work at DC save for Batman Universe and the first few issues of Young Justice has been headache inducing. Maybe he can focus back down to one series for a while.

Superman #28

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Dec 16, 2020

It’s the Man of Steel’s last stand in this final Superman tale by the superstar team of Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado! Superman comes face to face with an alien race that he desperately wants to help before it is too late. As the cosmically powered race known as the Synmar aim their deadly power at the Man of Steel’s adopted ...

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Toonstrack reviewed S.W.O.R.D. #1 Dec 10, 2020
9.0

This is basically like Star Trek, but with X-Men.

As someone who isn't familiar with at least half of these characters, it introduces and sets them up quite nicely. Nice to see Manifold getting more leave since Wakanda. Lots of interesting faces to see here, can't was sit to get to know them.

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S.W.O.R.D. #1

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Dec 9, 2020

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage... but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate - a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, th...

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7.0

Guardians of the Galaxy #8

By: Al Ewing, Marcio Takara
Released: Nov 4, 2020

o At the diplomatic conference to decide the future of space, there's been a murder most foul - and one of the delegates is responsible!
o It's up to Ranger Rocket to save Marvel Boy from execution, solve the mystery and find the real killer - while a ticking bomb counts down to zero!
o Can things get worse? It's GUARDIANS. Things always ge...

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TheKing added King In Black to their pull list Dec 4, 2020

King In Black

DARKNESS REIGNS!
After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull's death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn't come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth's heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of ...

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TheKing rated King In Black #1 Dec 4, 2020
9.0

King In Black #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 2, 2020

DARKNESS REIGNS!
After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull's death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn't come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth's heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of ...

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Triseult reviewed DCeased: Dead Planet #6 Dec 1, 2020
8.5

Love how Taylor keeps throwing complications into the DCeased universe. This was a pretty kickass read, and I'm looking forward to next month's conclusion.

DCeased: Dead Planet #6

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Dec 2, 2020

The remaining heroes of the DC Universe are stuck between Hell and a hard place! With the Justice League racing against the clock to create a cure, the cruel masters of the southern garden are determined to wipe all anti-life from the planet. 
Just when you didn’t think it could get worse…the war to save Earth takes a devilish new dire...

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TheKing rated DCeased: Dead Planet #6 Dec 3, 2020
8.0

DCeased: Dead Planet #6

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Dec 2, 2020

The remaining heroes of the DC Universe are stuck between Hell and a hard place! With the Justice League racing against the clock to create a cure, the cruel masters of the southern garden are determined to wipe all anti-life from the planet. 
Just when you didn’t think it could get worse…the war to save Earth takes a devilish new dire...

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Shadow Jacker reviewed Hellions #7 Dec 2, 2020
10

Damn... Zeb Wells is making me re-adjust my hierarchy of favorite X-Men characters. Psylocke and Havok are already up there, but the rest of the Hellions team are quickly bypassing some of the more classic/traditional X-Men (and I've been reading X-Men since the 80's).

When I care more about Orphan-Maker and his yet-to-be revealed power than I do about whether or not "old school" X-Men more

Hellions #7

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Dec 2, 2020

MUTANT MASSACRE!
Mr. Sinister's team of Hellions are dead. Oh, the pain! Oh, the injustice! Oh, the--wait a minute...what's Sinister really up to? The fallout from X OF SWORDS!
Parental Advisory

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MainManDan reviewed Batman #104 Dec 1, 2020
7.5

Batman and Ghost Maker got that shounen rivalry. Soon they'll be screaming:

Ghost Maker: BRUCEEEEEEEEEE!!

Batman: GHOST MAKERRRRRRR!!

Batman #104

By: James Tynion IV, Bengal
Released: Dec 2, 2020

Ghost-Maker is living up to his spectral name as Batman scours Gotham City for any trace of him…but this deadly new vigilante is going to prove a bloody point to the Dark Knight by murdering both Clownhunter and Harley Quinn. That is, unless they kill each other first!

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Psycamorean reviewed DCeased: Dead Planet #6 Dec 1, 2020
7.5

There's a lot going on here and I struggle with that a little bit. This is a pretty good issue, but I'm getting increasingly burnt out by this series.

DCeased: Dead Planet #6

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Dec 2, 2020

The remaining heroes of the DC Universe are stuck between Hell and a hard place! With the Justice League racing against the clock to create a cure, the cruel masters of the southern garden are determined to wipe all anti-life from the planet. 
Just when you didn’t think it could get worse…the war to save Earth takes a devilish new dire...

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6.5

X Of Swords: Destruction #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Nov 25, 2020

The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall.
A sword against the darkness.

Rated T+

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TheKing rated Cable #6 Nov 25, 2020
7.0

Cable #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Nov 18, 2020

A son. The stars. A Fool and his bravery.

Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Cable #6 Nov 19, 2020
8.0

This one actually made sense in a sea of senseless romps. Duggan and Noto are a great team. But having your 19th chapter trying to make sense and tie up loose ends of the other 18 chapters will take away from it. I actually believe Hickman when he said he was trying to get fired but I guess the editors didn't question anything or even took it further than he even dared to go.

Cable #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Nov 18, 2020

A son. The stars. A Fool and his bravery.

Rated T+

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maelstron reviewed X-Force #14 Nov 18, 2020
3.5

Mostly dumb fights to padding

X-Force #14

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Chivalry gives way to fury. A knight must kneel.

Rated T+

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Federico Liguori reviewed X-Force #14 Nov 19, 2020
4.0

I'm officially done with this trash. Hickman & Co think they're smart and funny, but this is offensive. Stopping all the main stories to show the fans mutants competing in arm wrestling, food competitions and drink games? THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC.

X-Force #14

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Chivalry gives way to fury. A knight must kneel.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews - Nov 20, 2020

I dislike this event so much

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3.0

This is just so, so, so much. And at the end of the day, this story will be about making DC's continuity a lot more like Marvel's continuity, which is probably a good thing... Aside from the fact that Marvel has always been cohesive and it was more or less about accepting that a lot of goofy shit happened too, whereas with DC, for a long time that continuity just didn't exist and by making *everyt more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Nov 18, 2020

The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

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3.0

I would have loved this back in 7th grade.

This is just too much. It feels like all of these past issues has been constant set up and exposition with little happening. The only cool stuff has been in the tie-ins (especially Speed Metal and Multiverse's End).

Snyder tries to fill the book with cool and deep metaphors to add some kind gravity and eloquence to the constant strea more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Nov 18, 2020

The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

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Danny reviewed Dark Nights: Death Metal #5 Nov 17, 2020
3.5

Cons: Too much exposition (Scott should've opted to write a novel) and Lex feels rushed. The writing is just absurd, man. No way this series should've been 7 issues. This should've been 12 issues at least (with no tie-ins).

Pros: Last few pages are pretty awesome (but it all hinges on how the next issue will look like). But, overall, Capullo's pencils are OK--but that's only because Sny more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Nov 18, 2020

The Darkest Knight has won. With absolute power at the villain’s fingertips, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes are nothing to him. As the Darkest Knight turns his sights to his true goal, remaking the Multiverse in his image, can Earth’s heroes rally together to make a last stand?

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