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The Batman reviewed Batman #118 Dec 7, 2021
8.5

Before I give my review of this issue, I want to address something important in the comic book world:

Comic book legend George Perez, the artist behind many iconic storylines such as Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinity Gauntlet, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer and has six-months-to-a-year left to live. It is gutwrencthing to think that one of the greatest comic book more

Batman #118

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina
Released: Dec 8, 2021

New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham! “Abyss” part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness. But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue awai...

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The Batman - Dec 8, 2021

Also it's praying* instead of preying. Makes you sound like your trying to go after him.

The Batman - Dec 8, 2021

I'm not a professional reviewer. I am simply a comic book fan who wants to express why I like a given issue.

Criminology. reviewed Avengers #50 Dec 7, 2021
8.5

The amazing John Buscema. The intensity, the expressions, the dynamism. Every panel explodes. It makes me want to stand up and punch someone. Ever since he started drawing the title, it been uphill and the fight in this issue was just the top of the mountain. It's outstanding that this early his mastery of the art is so profound.

Avengers #50

By: Roy Thomas, John Buscema

After his defeat, Hercules finds himself banished to another world, but it is here he finds the strength to defeat Typhon. Meanwhile, in his absence, Typhon wreaks havoc on the world. Can Hercules find a way back to earth and save the day?

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Criminology. reviewed Batman #118 Dec 7, 2021
8.0

The things i liked the most were the more comedic and lighthearted moments and judging by this first issue I guess that's what Williamson is going to try to do with the book. The party, Batman Inc, Batman giving autographs, people loving Batman are all evidence for that. You know, It's been a while since Batman's been that way and it's certainly refreshing after the darkness and depression of the more

Batman #118

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina
Released: Dec 8, 2021

New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham! “Abyss” part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness. But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue awai...

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Criminology. reviewed Superman: Earth One #3 Dec 3, 2021
6.0

I would admit the cover rules, but the comics itself not so much as with the whole series of Superman: earth one. I get the appeal, like the ideas are interesting and i can see why certain movie adaptations are inspired by them, but stories are too formulaic and basic to furfill their full potential. like the art is not standing out, the writing even more so at times. The dialogue especially becom more

Superman: Earth One #3

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Sandra Hope
Released: Feb 4, 2015

Who will save Superman? He may be invulnerable - but he's also alone! In his brief career as a costumed hero, Clark Kent has run a gantlet of the world's most deadly and monstrous villains. But his most dire threat may come from two powerless humans who happen to be the two smartest people on the planet. Lex and Alexandra Luthor have been paid to f...

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JS3620 reviewed Superman: Earth One #1 Sep 27, 2021
8.0

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and first appearing in Action Comics #1 in 1938, the character of Superman has always been the crown jewel of superhero comics in general. Whether it be The Death of Superman, Grant Morrison's All Star Superman, Kingdom Come, or even Red Son, Superman has had no shortage of iconic moments and stories. But what we got may be a Superman story unlike anything w more

Superman: Earth One #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Shane Davis
Released: Oct 27, 2010

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10

Wow.

That would be a sufficient response to reading a book like this as I have just done. But it certainly isn't sufficient to my tastes.

Im quite certain if you're reading this you have either already read the book, or you already plan to. But in case those don't apply, I'll be the one of untold many to tell you do stop what you are doing and read this book.

Thi more

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Jimenez
Released: Dec 1, 2021

The wait is over, and the entire story of the Amazons can finally be told! Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible thing...

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Toonstrack - Dec 2, 2021

Wow, sounds great. Definitely wanna find that

King-Bedder Psycamorean - Dec 2, 2021

Decorum is great. Excited it'll (eventually) come back.

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JS3620 reviewed Batman: The Killing Joke #1 Nov 30, 2021
10

Ever since made his way into this world in Batman #1 in 1940, the Joker became arguably the most infamous, memorable, and iconic villain of all time. The clown prince of crime has not only transcended into becoming the Dark Knight's greatest villain, but has grown into an incredibly recognizable, and well-known characters in the years afterwards. And with that comes a cycle of stories for the him more

Batman: The Killing Joke #1

By: Brian Bolland

This is the unforgettable event that forever changed Batman's world, adding a new element of darkness with its unflinching portrayal of The Joker's twisted psyche.

Writer Alan Moore, acclaimed author of WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA, offers his take on the disturbing relationship between The Dark Knight and his greatest foe. The Clown ...

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7.0

Nothing special here. It was fun seeing more of Colleen and Misty and how they interact with each other. Can't lie they are pretty nice and fun as duo and that carries the issue, which certainly is action comedy oriented, exactly like a buddy cop movie. But the thing is that this is pretty much it. The issue does not aim high, but for what it is, is pretty serviceable, plus the ending was promisin more

Amazing Spider-Man #78.BEY

By: Jed MacKay, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Nov 17, 2021

The Daughters of the Dragon are Spider-Man’s trainers, and they are kicking his WEBBY BUTT! But is even their skill level enough for the mission that Beyond sends them on? Who is the new villain OBSIDIAN STAR and how will Misty and Colleen possibly take him down?  Don’t miss this pivotal issue!

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JS3620 reviewed Batman: Earth One #1 Nov 20, 2021
9.0

The character of Batman has been a major stable in the history of DC Comics ever since he first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Created By Bob Kane Bill Finger, Batman has had no shortage of iconic stories, such as the Killing Joke, White Knight, Scott Snyder's first volume of his New 52 tenure, or even the Dark Knight Returns. But given how these stories of come to light, this one, in p more

Batman: Earth One #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jul 4, 2012

In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne's path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed them to go free, Bruce Wayne's thirst for vengeance fuels his mad crusade and no one, not even Alfred, ...

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TheObserver reviewed Nightwing #86 Nov 17, 2021
7.5

Tie-ins have limits when they don't add a real plus to the main event (in progress in another review) and when they don't add anything significant to the "appended" title. And this is too often the case. Joker War for example did not bring anything to any of the reviews in which it was involved (Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood ... or even Batman who did not use it to advance his story or so little). more

Nightwing #86

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Nov 17, 2021

Nightwing and Babs have fought through the fear-stricken Gotham streets, but now their fight takes them to the skies above Gotham, with the Batgirls and Tim Drake (Robin) in tow! Now aboard the Magistrate’s Skybase-01, they have made it their mission to bring the airborne leviathan down, prevent Seer’s disinformation from being broadcast, and s...

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daspidaboy reviewed Batman #117 Nov 16, 2021
8.0

So I just read this event and honestly..... call me crazy but I liked it? After all, this is an opinion but this event really met my expectations. Great art, great action, and this ending felt a lot more cohesive and better compared to Sinister War. Overall, while I am happy that James Tynion IV is leaving soon, I will say that I think he did a wonderful job. It's definitely my favorite comic book more

Batman #117

By: Becky Cloonan, Jorge Corona
Released: Nov 17, 2021

As the full scope of the Scarecrow’s plans is revealed, a bloodied Dark Knight fights for his life, and all the lives in Gotham City, against an unrelenting, unstoppable opponent. The shocking conclusion to “Fear State” is here…Will Batman ever be the same? Backup: After what happened in the Magistrate’s Skybase-01, nowhere is safe, and ...

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Criminology. reviewed Batman #117 Nov 17, 2021
8.0

Kinda rushed in my opinion, but still good. Just with so much build-up and slow pacing in general, this finale feels really weird and anticlimactic. I don't know how, but Tynion never got his pacing right with this run.But most of the other things here i liked. Clearly the art was a big standout as always and personally in the end I can say that i liked Tynion's run .

Batman #117

By: Becky Cloonan, Jorge Corona
Released: Nov 17, 2021

As the full scope of the Scarecrow’s plans is revealed, a bloodied Dark Knight fights for his life, and all the lives in Gotham City, against an unrelenting, unstoppable opponent. The shocking conclusion to “Fear State” is here…Will Batman ever be the same? Backup: After what happened in the Magistrate’s Skybase-01, nowhere is safe, and ...

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Antenovial reviewed Robin & Batman #1 Nov 9, 2021
10

Incredible work. This is everything I wanted out of a first Issue. Every loaded conversation (and all of them are loaded) carries a punch and so much personality. The theme of Dick wondering wether he has found himself part of a fantasy or a nightmare fits perfectly with Nguyen's art. I'm looking forward to the other two Issues.

Robin & Batman #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Nov 10, 2021

The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…T...

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Lal reviewed Robin & Batman #1 Nov 8, 2021
10

I love this story.

The book focuses on the early days of Dick as Robin. Not the "happy go lucky" Robin that he became, but a newly orphaned kid, adjusting to being a crime fighter and Batman's partner. The dynamic of Batman, Alfred, and Dick was very special in this book.

I can't wait for the next issue.

Robin & Batman #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen
Released: Nov 10, 2021

The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…T...

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BigCliff reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #1 Nov 2, 2021
9.0

Why hasn't something like this been down with DC comics before?

Tom Taylor has become a writer that's really gained more interest for me over the last year. DCeased, Nightwing: Leaping Into The Light & Seven Secrets are so of my favorite books currently. So I picked this up being curious about what he has planned & I'm glad I did. Though I'm not a big fan of fantasy, Taylor uses classi more

Dark Knights of Steel #1

By: Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
Released: Nov 3, 2021

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, S...

Criminology. reviewed Batman #116 Nov 5, 2021
8.0

I'm enjoying Fear State. Overall I find the arc really engaging and I'm always looking forward to read more of it. I think this story arc is the highlight of this run. But still the usual issues with the dialogue and pacing remain, but at least now that does not bother me that much as it did in the past and that's maybe because there is just so much I like here already. Also big respect to Tynion more

Batman #116

By: Becky Cloonan, Jorge Corona
Released: Nov 3, 2021

The only thing standing between an insane, heavily armed Peacekeeper-01 and a high body count in Gotham City is Batman. Their first bout didn’t go well for the Dark Knight, but the city is on the line and he can’t let the Scarecrow’s master plan come to fruition…and whose side is Miracle Molly truly on? The penultimate chapter of “Fear St...

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BigCliff reviewed Human Target #1 Nov 3, 2021
8.0

Tom King appears at his best flourishing with mysteries driven by characters who haven't been used in a "title character(s)" position for decades. Omega Men, Mr Miracle, Strange Adventures & Rorshach (though I haven't read those two books,) are all examples of this. Even with superman & Batman, a lot of his work with them are all mystery thrillers with a combination of other genres like sci-fi or more

Human Target #1

By: Tom King, Greg Smallwood
Released: Nov 3, 2021

Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target-a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He’s had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor when things go sideways. An assassination attempt Chance didn’t see coming leaves him vulnerable and left tryi...

Criminology. liked this:
8.0

This is a bit of a slower issue. I gotta say, I'm not a huge fan of Sara Pichelli. Her art is serviceable, in my opinion. Kelly Thompson does a pretty nice job on the writers' side of things but there's a little too much going on in some of the dialogue, especially with Maxine Danger. She doesn't really work for me. I hope we trend away from the obvious business villain trope. Maybe it's a red her more

Amazing Spider-Man #77

By: Kelly Thompson, Sara Pichelli
Released: Oct 27, 2021

• Kelly Thompson and Sara Pichelli pick up the baton to define this new era for Spider-Man.
•  The Beyond Corporation has retuned and this is your chance to meet the people who've brought you the new (and improved) Spider-Man.
•  There's a target on Spider-Man's back and one of his classic villains is out for blood.

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Criminology. reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #77 Oct 27, 2021
7.0

With a comic book going thrice a month is normal to get some slower and kinda fillery issues from time to time, like this one.

The issue is really heavy on the dialogue and generally Thompson is great with the dialogue and she still is, but at times it dragged a little bit, felt unnecessary and it got a little bit boring, at least for me. But on the bright side, we got to spend more ti more

Amazing Spider-Man #77

By: Kelly Thompson, Sara Pichelli
Released: Oct 27, 2021

• Kelly Thompson and Sara Pichelli pick up the baton to define this new era for Spider-Man.
•  The Beyond Corporation has retuned and this is your chance to meet the people who've brought you the new (and improved) Spider-Man.
•  There's a target on Spider-Man's back and one of his classic villains is out for blood.

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8.0

There are supreme moments of greatness here, mainly related to Javier Rodriguez's involvement with the book. There is so much creativity to his art, it just pours out from the pages, sometimes literally and it gets even crazier with the series progressing. The writing also takes some interesting turns, but honestly not enough considering how powerful this art can be.

At times i feel th more

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme Vol. 1: Out Of Time

By: Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez

An ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, and one Master of the Mystic Arts may not be enough to stop it. Doctor Strange must unite Sorcerers Supreme past, present and future to stem the coming darkness - including Merlin, the Ancient One and Wiccan! Then there are the surprise packages: Sir Isaac Newton! A Ghost Rider from the 18...

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Criminology. liked this:
9.0

Strong finale to a very interesting series. Not every character csn get a series like this and have it make sense. But Cap being one of them fits.

Sure the bad guy is a little bit hokey, but hes a known marvel character and seeing him defeated by the sentinels of liberty - all of them - is great.

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The United States of Captain America #5

By: Christopher Cantwell, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Oct 20, 2021

After the shield thieves free a deadly villain, Bucky Barnes teams up with an air force intelligence officer who might know how to recapture the villain, while John, Sam and Steve give pursuit. When his allies run into trouble, Bucky is forced to face his complicated feelings about taking up the Captain America mantle again. The Captains Network ba...

Criminology. reviewed Spawn Origins Vol. 1 Oct 21, 2021
9.0

Personally I think that Spawn is underappreciated and a perfect combination of equally gothic and superheroics from the 90s.

Spawn is weird, it's edgy, It's extreme. it's really over the top, it's the 90s. But in the same time it's a modern gothic tale(by modern I mean that is not set in 1800s),a twisted and sad kid's tale and that can be seen in most of the artistic choices McFarlane more

Spawn Origins Vol. 1

By: Todd McFarlane

Featuring the stories and artwork (by Todd McFarlane himself!) that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn Origins Volume 1 includes the introduction of not only Spawn, but also a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator. Collects Spawn #1-6.

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Gorr reviewed Nightwing #85 Oct 19, 2021
8.5

Great issue. I am still not a fan of forced tie-ins to existing events, but I love me some babs/dick centric issues. I am glad Tom Taylor is finally advancing this relationship forward, as we have had years of writers beating around the bush. Also, word to the wise, just because you enjoy babs/dick doesn't mean you can't enjoy the kori/dick dynamic. I appreciate each of them for their differences more

Nightwing #85

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

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Batman Jones reviewed Nightwing #85 Oct 19, 2021
10

To think that before this run Nightwing was the worst, most soulless book DC was putting out when now it’s the best and certainly the most soulful. This run has been tremendous.

Taylor is making the best use of DC’s ‘it all happened, just tell good stories’ guiding principle lately and it’s not flashy, it’s not showy, it’s not even in direct corroboration with the new phil more

Nightwing #85

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

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EthanVanSciverHiresPedos - Oct 20, 2021

Going from the worst DC writer in recent history in Scott Lobdell to one of the better ones doesn't hurt.

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daspidaboy reviewed Nightwing #85 Oct 19, 2021
8.5

I personally enjoyed it. Robbi Rodriguez art is really good and dynamic, and I like the relationship between Barbara and Dick Grayson. I dont know who's a better match for Dick Grayson though, Starfire or Batgirl. Either way the action and the pacing is really interesting and keeps me engaged.

Nightwing #85

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

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Criminology. reviewed Nightwing #85 Oct 19, 2021
9.0

A very pleasant issue, full of passion and heart. The idea of Anti-Oracle is a good one and expected. It's Batgirl's nightmare, but still Barbara is a fighter and that's exactly what she does here, helped by Rodriguez dynamic art.

The interactions shine big time. Seeing the love and care, that Batgirl and Nightwing have for each other is such a great feeling. Taylor makes sure to show more

Nightwing #85

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Oct 20, 2021

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

9.0

Interesting premise and interesting themes. The book is also very neatly constructed, the pacing is smooth which goes great with this more calm issue and the ideas are well-developed and well-presented. Taylor knows what he wants to do with this story and it shows in pretty much every moment of it. Honestly everything here fits my ideas for a perfect issue of a superhero comics.

From h more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jul 28, 2021

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly...

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6.5

This volume in particular is pretty messy and the pacing is also quite weird, but honestly it compensates with it's atmosphere and aesthetic. It's well known that Milligan has a thing for the weird and the surreal and he definitely conveys that here, so in a way the messiness of the book, helps the surreal and twisted vibe, he is going for. Janin and the art team in general help with that too btw, more

Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In The Dark

By: Peter Milligan, Mikel Janin

The Enchantress has unleashed a wave of chaos across the globe! Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna, Mindwarp and John Constantine may be our only hope but how can we trust beings whose very presence makes most people break out in a cold sweat? Collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1-6!

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8.0

I'm hopefully going to make it through issue 50 soon, if everything works out.

Picking up from last issue, Spider-Man is searching for Kraven, and all he gets is... the terrible second Vulture. Raniero "Blackie" Drago. A character that most people would forget existed if not for Spider-Man: Blue and Ultimate Spider-Man featuring him. I think he has two whole outings as Vulture before ha more

Amazing Spider-Man #48

By: Stan Lee, John Romita Sr.

Spider-Man searches the city for a trace of Kraven the Hunter.

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