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humgruffin reviewed Detective Comics #1062 Jul 30, 2022

I’m not a huge fan of Ram V, I just find his writing boring. Bought this issue though, as I was intrigued by the concept. At least in the past I’ve managed to finish reading an issue he had written, but not this time. I managed about half before realising I just don’t care. Flat and dull writing, but at least the art was nice.

Detective Comics #1062

By: Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 27, 2022

GOTHAM NOCTURNE PART 1 OF 4: OVERTURE. It's a new era for the detective of the night as we introduce award-winning new series writer Ram V (Catwoman, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), and artist extraordinaire Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Superman/Batman)! Together, they'll be turning Gotham into a tragic yet beautiful gothic opera for our ...

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humgruffin reviewed Nightwing #89 Feb 19, 2022

Why do I prefer the way Jon is written here to the way he's written in his own book? Same writer. Probably because his appearance here is more story driven than Mr. Taylor stopping every few panels to remind us this is not Clark. I hope this continues into Jons part 2

Nightwing #89

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Feb 16, 2022

Superman/Nightwing crossover! Years ago,when Robin took his first uncertain steps away from Batman as his own hero, Superman stepped in and offered Dick Grayson crucial advice, support, and a name: Nightwing. Now it's time for Nightwing to return the favor.

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humgruffin reviewed Iron Fist #1 Feb 19, 2022

'A mysterious newcomer' who is outed in the first issues first few pages. For some reason I couldn't get hold of this issue without paying over the odds. Maybe thats what has swayed me but I was underwhelmed and expected so much. There was action, but not enough, and the impetus for the characters change probably means its short term. Of course Danny Rand will gain his power back eventually, b more

Iron Fist #1

By: Alyssa Wong, Michael Yg
Released: Feb 16, 2022

•  After giving up his power to save the world, DANNY RAND believes he's seen the last of the IRON FIST...
•  ...But when DEMONS begin to attack cities around the world, a MYSTERIOUS NEWCOMER in a FAMILIAR MASK appears, hands blazing with the CHI OF SHOU-LAO THE UNDYING!
•  Who is this NEW IRON FIS...

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humgruffin reviewed Venom #5 Feb 19, 2022

Compared to the last series, this is terrible. The writing is boring and there is something not quite right about how Bryan Hitch draws Venoms face and especially his mouth. The new villain has the personality of a raisin. I've given it 5 issues in the hope of some improvement somewhere, but that's enough.

Venom #5

By: Al Ewing, Bryan Hitch
Released: Feb 16, 2022

If you thought the first four issues of the latest volume of VENOM were crazy, all-out action, just wait till you get a load of this one! IN THIS ISSUE, Al Ewing returns to the pages of Venom - AND HE'S BROUGHT ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS WITH HIM!
Rated T+

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humgruffin reviewed Monkey Prince #1 Feb 6, 2022

This was just a fun book, nothing too heavy, No identity politics (how did that slip by DC?), crazy characters, appearances by Gothams more well known characters and an ending that will definitely have me coming back to see what happens next.

Monkey Prince #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Bernard Chang
Released: Feb 2, 2022

Introducing the newest hero in the DCU, the great sage, equal to the heavens, better than his predecessor the legendary Monkey King, even better than the Justice League-and definitely the Teen Titans-(actually, all the heroes combined), everyone put your hands together for…the Monkey Prince! Marcus Sun moves around a lot because his adoptive pare...

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humgruffin reviewed Green Lantern #1 Apr 10, 2021

Poor writing and static art. The whole issue was just dull and boring. I stopped about 3/4 of the way through to see how many pages I had to read to finish the issue. So many great characters that could have been used and the focus was on ‘teen lantern’ and a meeting ripped from Star Wars’ Galactic Senate. How exciting.

Green Lantern #1

By: Geoffrey Thorne, Marco Santucci
Released: Apr 7, 2021

As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be on...

humgruffin added Far Sector to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Far Sector

N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" M...

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humgruffin added DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

DCeased: Dead Planet (2020)

After a corrupted Anti-Life Equation turned billions into monsters-including Earth’s Greatest Heroes-our planet was as good as dead.
Years later, a distress call brings Damian Wayne, Jon Kent, and Cassie Sandsmark-the Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman of Earth 2-back to a dead planet...but what will this new Justice League find waiting fo...

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humgruffin added Thor (2020) to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Thor (2020)

The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm w...

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humgruffin added Gideon Falls to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Gideon Falls

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly...

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humgruffin added Nightwing (2016) to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Nightwing (2016)

"BETTER THAN BATMAN" Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows-but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNA...

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humgruffin added Harley Quinn (2016) to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Harley Quinn (2016)

"Die Laughing" part one! Welcome back to Harley Quinn's crazy world on Coney get ready to wave goodbye, because everyone there just might get eaten alive! Harley's gotta protect her neighborhood against an all-out zombie apocalypse! Break out the chainsaws, everybody!

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humgruffin added Batman (2016) to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Batman (2016)

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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humgruffin added Seven Secrets to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Seven Secrets

For fans of Once & Future and Undiscovered Country comes an all-new original series from #1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Taylor (DCeased) and artist Daniele di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) about seven powerful secrets-words, wonders, weapons, and worse-with the power to change the world..

For centuries, the Order has tr...

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humgruffin added Venom (2018) to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Venom (2018)

In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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humgruffin added Immortal Hulk to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Immortal Hulk

You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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humgruffin added Detective Comics (2016) to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Detective Comics (2016)

An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. Its up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain...

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humgruffin added Dark Nights: Death Metal to their pull list Aug 16, 2020

Dark Nights: Death Metal

Get ready for the earth-shattering encore! The legendary team behind Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: Last Knight on Earth take center stage and reunite for one last tour. When the Earth is enveloped by the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League is at the mercy of the Batman Who Laughs. Humanity struggles to survive in a hellish landscape twisted beyond...

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