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Mingthemerciless commented on this:
1.0

Did this series crack the top 50 last month? Nope, so that makes what the 5th month in a row this series is falling flat? This series needs to be mothballed and the real Superman needs to have multiple series running again. 4 books, 1 issue a week.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #11

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: May 11, 2022

Jonathan Kent has faced many challenges in his life as both Superman and a Super Son, but what will the first son of the Last Son of Krypton do in the face of...metahuman bombs? Jon faces a deadly decision and Lex Luthor's alliance with President Bendix deepens in this penultimate chapter of The Rising Saga!

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RedKryptoSuperman - May 13, 2022

I get my numbers on what is available to the general public (I've included a link) I didn't see the series in Amazon's top 100 sellers either. So I don't know what you're basing your viewpoint on. For what it is worth every time I've walked into the LCS there are at least 5 shelf copies of the series unsold. https://icv2.com/articles/markets/view/51096/top-50-comics-april-2022

Mingthemerciless - May 13, 2022

Taylor was pushing the Amazon top 100 a couple of months back. The reality is the book is selling poorly other than gimmuck issues which spike for that month. Same as you noted the LCS I go to the book is not selling. Now to be fair the only DC books that are selling well are the batman books.

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KFuqua rated I Am Batman #9 May 10, 2022
1.0

I Am Batman #9

By: John Ridley, Christian Duce
Released: May 11, 2022

As the mysterious serial killer's motivation becomes more and more clear-as the entire city of New York finds itself divided over the repercussions of his actions-Jace begins to question more and more whether his role as Batman is helping to inspire good...or pure evil.

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Nihilist reviewed Flashpoint: Beyond #0 Apr 12, 2022
6.0

Truth is, hardly anything matters in comics. Every now and then publishers reset continuities either because they became convoluted, messy and often self contradictory, or sales dropped alongside readers' interest. DC'a last big official reboot was Flashpoint, which sadly opened a new universe of grimness, boredom, poor writing, edginess and straight up butchery of beloved characters (Lobo, Harley more

Flashpoint: Beyond #0

By: Geoff Johns, Eduardo Risso
Released: Apr 13, 2022

The world of Flashpoint returns! After sacrificing everything to help the Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne's life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more. Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncove...

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SenpaifenixJäger - Apr 20, 2022

Dark Crisis is completely 5G, they insist something is not working, but for the first time I think there is a little bit of light at the end of some series like Detective Comics, White Knight, and I just got Batman/Superman this issue was nice. I don't trust in Chip either, he's not a bad writer but I'm very disappointed in BUL, so I don't expect much from him.

myconius - May 12, 2022

@Nihilist - it's refreshing to read your take on this comic. and i agree with you on so many points that you've made! ... i feel that liking your review is not nearly enough!! this review deserves a damn award!!!

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fearUhavemeisenough rated I Am Batman #8 Apr 12, 2022
1.0

I Am Batman #8

By: John Ridley, Christian Duce
Released: Apr 13, 2022

The campaign of terror continues as a mysterious serial killer brutally murders New York City Police Commissioner Becket, in the process exposing ugly truths about how Becket ran his department. Batman finds himself caught between a police department "hit squad" that wants to execute the killer, and a populace that's beginning to see them as more o...

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KFuqua rated I Am Batman #8 Apr 12, 2022
1.0

I Am Batman #8

By: John Ridley, Christian Duce
Released: Apr 13, 2022

The campaign of terror continues as a mysterious serial killer brutally murders New York City Police Commissioner Becket, in the process exposing ugly truths about how Becket ran his department. Batman finds himself caught between a police department "hit squad" that wants to execute the killer, and a populace that's beginning to see them as more o...

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KFuqua reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #10 Apr 12, 2022
1.0

Pure Garbage

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Apr 13, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans are now clear. Gamorra's president won't stop until he has total control. He's now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix's dark vision for the world...a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replac...

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1.0

This comic is fan fiction garbage. Bendis and Taylor completely ruined Jon Kent.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Apr 13, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans are now clear. Gamorra's president won't stop until he has total control. He's now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix's dark vision for the world...a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replac...

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Dave - Apr 22, 2022

Taylor has made lemonaid out of lemons

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1.5

Completely mediocre.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Apr 13, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans are now clear. Gamorra's president won't stop until he has total control. He's now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix's dark vision for the world...a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replac...

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2.5

ok let's review this book like a mature person.
first thing with the "They're trapped" part in the beginning
don't know you john but i swear i can see some windows there that people could've Rescued themselves by using them instead of Having an argument with you. Of Taylor wants to create a conflict with stakes he at least has to put some effort in it.
second wth is wrong with art, more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Apr 13, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans are now clear. Gamorra's president won't stop until he has total control. He's now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix's dark vision for the world...a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replac...

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VicSav reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #10 Apr 12, 2022
3.5

Eww

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Apr 13, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans are now clear. Gamorra's president won't stop until he has total control. He's now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix's dark vision for the world...a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replac...

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4.5

Looks like Taylor only knows how to write when Nightwing is in the story

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Apr 13, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans are now clear. Gamorra's president won't stop until he has total control. He's now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix's dark vision for the world...a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replac...

Mingthemerciless added Batman: One Dark Knight (2021) to their pull list Apr 1, 2022

Batman: One Dark Knight (2021)

From high above the sweltering summer streets of Gotham, Batman planned to escort the GCPD as the dangerous metahuman super-villain known as E.M.P. was transferred from a holding cell to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison. E.M.P.’s electrical powers posed a threat, but the situation was in hand-until it wasn’t. Now every light in Gotham is ...

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8.5

Batman: One Dark Knight #2

By: Jock
Released: Mar 30, 2022

With the power out across Gotham, Batman must haul the not-particularly-cooperative villain responsible, E.M.P., across miles of chaotic city streets, filled with terrified people and opportunistic criminals! Blackgate Prison can nullify E.M.P.'s destructive electrical powers, if Batman can survive long enough to get them there-but what happens if ...

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SenpaifenixJäger reviewed Shadow War: Alpha #1 Mar 29, 2022
4.5

For a children's delivery it's fine, however the characterization that has been made of Talia and especially Ra's does not convince me at all, I feel very out of place and there are many things I could say about this story that they would not do so predictable of what comes next, I thought it would go better since it opens a whole arc which I think I will pass since it is not bad, however it is more

Shadow War: Alpha #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Mar 30, 2022

"When Deathstroke assassinates Ra's al Ghul, Talia al Ghul demands revenge and sends her League of Shadows to kill Deathstroke and Deathstroke Inc.! Batman and Robin must team up to track down Deathstroke and bring him to justice...but do they? Expect over-the-top fights, action, mystery, and betrayal as this crossover event creates a major impact ...

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SenpaifenixJäger - Apr 2, 2022

Another thing that seems out of focus to me is to put Ra's as someone nice, when he is a homicidal egomaniac with weak excuses for his cause, I understand that the objective is greater empathy towards Damian and Ra's but it feels false.

SenpaifenixJäger - Apr 2, 2022

And finally it would have been more interesting than Slade if he had killed Ra's, for whatever reason you like, a contract or something. But this insistence on making the villains good or boring ends up making the hero weak and boring.

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sHaMalAm reviewed Shadow War: Alpha #1 Mar 30, 2022
3.0

Worst characterization of Bruce I've read in a while, imagine blaming Damian for Alfred's death while you were on a honeymoon. Garbage.

Shadow War: Alpha #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Mar 30, 2022

"When Deathstroke assassinates Ra's al Ghul, Talia al Ghul demands revenge and sends her League of Shadows to kill Deathstroke and Deathstroke Inc.! Batman and Robin must team up to track down Deathstroke and bring him to justice...but do they? Expect over-the-top fights, action, mystery, and betrayal as this crossover event creates a major impact ...

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Bats20832 reviewed Detective Comics #1058 Mar 23, 2022
3.0

No more sewers. 24 issues of Detective Comics later, Mariko Tamaki gets The Batman back out of the sewers, where she has had him for so long. What a "great" achievement (slow handclap), and there is the return of some form of "Batcave"... with waterfalls? But Mariko is "historic." And so are some of the past 24 Tec pratfall story lines. Bringing us to this epilogue as "epic finale" of "Shadow of more

Detective Comics #1058

By: Mariko Tamaki, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 23, 2022

"The Tower crashes to a close! In the epic finale to this weekly tale of terror, alliances are forged amongst unlikely allies, and the Bat-Family reassess their strategy in their war on crime in Gotham City. Will Psycho-Pirate be Batman's newest eyes and ears on the streets? Can Koyuki Nakano ever recover from the traumatic events she witnessed? Ho...

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Mingthemerciless - Mar 24, 2022

Tamaki has struggled writing Tec very eary on. Her ideas fall flat and she has a lot of trouble voicing make characters but particularly Batman. I think it's time to let Rosenberg go solo on this book.

Dc Fan of Sorts - Mar 26, 2022

That new cave is 100% still in the sewers - it is just better built

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Hydro-Man reviewed Detective Comics #1058 Mar 23, 2022
5.0

All the criticisms from other users are spot-on… just like the first 500 parts of this storyline. Good riddance.

And what the hell happened to Psycho-Pirate? Am I dense? Batman confronted Hayden but their convo was mostly off-panel. Does he even still have the mask or does Tamaki’s wife???

Detective Comics #1058

By: Mariko Tamaki, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 23, 2022

"The Tower crashes to a close! In the epic finale to this weekly tale of terror, alliances are forged amongst unlikely allies, and the Bat-Family reassess their strategy in their war on crime in Gotham City. Will Psycho-Pirate be Batman's newest eyes and ears on the streets? Can Koyuki Nakano ever recover from the traumatic events she witnessed? Ho...

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Mingthemerciless - Mar 24, 2022

Tamaki can't write Batman irs that easy. She has trouble voicing male characters anyway but she has no handle on batman at all. And she runs out 8f steam very early in every run. I blame DC editorial to a degree but how manes should Tamaki get?

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SenpaifenixJäger reviewed Task Force Z #6 Mar 22, 2022
9.5

I have had great doubts with this series due to the writer, I doubted that it would be good, I refused to sign up for the series, much less to do the double purchase (digital and physical) that I used to do with some issues of DC, however this number I I really liked it to the degree that yep, it will be the only DC comic series I subscribe to this year, as long as the quality is maintained.

Task Force Z #6

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 23, 2022

Secret-origin issue, baby! Task Force Z #5 was quite the disaster for Bane and Jason, huh? Let’s give those two a minute to sort out their lives and travel back to the very beginnings of the team: where the black market Lazarus trade has just begun, and Two-Face makes a call that heywaitaminute this is going to inform the current story, isn’t i...

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eowyn reviewed Task Force Z #6 Mar 23, 2022
10

Wooow someone dropped the bomb here, this was really good.

Task Force Z #6

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: Mar 23, 2022

Secret-origin issue, baby! Task Force Z #5 was quite the disaster for Bane and Jason, huh? Let’s give those two a minute to sort out their lives and travel back to the very beginnings of the team: where the black market Lazarus trade has just begun, and Two-Face makes a call that heywaitaminute this is going to inform the current story, isn’t i...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Detective Comics #1054 Feb 23, 2022
5.0

Psycho Pirate is a Crisis-level villain by DC’s own design. In this series, he goes from “worlds will never be the same” to “let me create a diversion for drug dealers.” Stupid. Mad Hatter would’ve fit the plot way better. That’s what an editor would say but DC doesn’t really care anymore.

Tamaki, you’re lucky to be working on ‘Tec. A lot of readers are dropping the more

Detective Comics #1054

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Feb 23, 2022

It’s Nightwing versus Psycho-Pirate in the grand finale of “Shadows of the Bat” act two of three! As Gotham’s elite gather to celebrate the formal opening of Arkham Tower, Dr. Wear’s secret weapon is more unhinged than ever, and the storm clouds of disaster gather above the city’s monument to reform! The Party Crashers, the Bat-Family, ...

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Mingthemerciless - Mar 13, 2022

I agree they lose Batman they lose it all. It comes down to getting good stories written...the art is fine...but DC publishing seems to be more concerned with activism than great stories. Word is that DC will fold and license its IP out to other publishers and right now I think that unless Discovery has an answer to the awful editorial and writing at DC then licensing is the best thing for its characters.

Comics Code Authorities - Mar 14, 2022

If DC wants to avoid Marvel's style then why do they keep hiring their writers?

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Quinn reviewed Batman #121 Mar 1, 2022
5.0

Great art, but a story that is all this happens and then this happens. Unfortunately nothing happens organically.

Batman wins because it is his book. We don’t see him develop his plan and we don’t get any clues. We are just told, not shown that Batman and his League of Ethnic stereotypes were on the ball and saw through Luthor’s plan. apparently they didn’t work with Batman but more

Batman #121

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina
Released: Mar 2, 2022

The deadly conclusion to the “Abyss” arc as Lex Luthor’s dangerous master plan for Batman Inc. is revealed. And an old ally returns to pull the lost Batman out of Abyss’s darkness and a new member of Batman Inc. rises! In the final chapter of “They Make Great Pets,” Maps finds the missing piece to the shocking and deadly mystery...with ...

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KFuqua reviewed Batman #121 Mar 3, 2022
5.0

I had enjoyed this arc, but this ending just felt rushed and incomplete.

Batman #121

By: Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina
Released: Mar 2, 2022

The deadly conclusion to the “Abyss” arc as Lex Luthor’s dangerous master plan for Batman Inc. is revealed. And an old ally returns to pull the lost Batman out of Abyss’s darkness and a new member of Batman Inc. rises! In the final chapter of “They Make Great Pets,” Maps finds the missing piece to the shocking and deadly mystery...with ...

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1.0

Garbage from a garbage writer

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Godlewski
Released: Mar 9, 2022

“The Gold Lantern Saga” part two! Who is the Gold Lantern? And what does his power source have to do with the Great Darkness? Is the Gold Lantern everything it promises to be? The Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes team up and travel to each other’s time periods to unravel the mysteries that have led them to the precipice of this Great...

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M.Grayson rated I Am Batman #7 Mar 8, 2022
4.0

I Am Batman #7

By: John Ridley, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 9, 2022

THE DARK KNIGHT COMES TO NEW YORK CITY! Batman's arrival in New York City went even more smoothly than Jace could have hoped. The mayor and law enforcement are trying to cooperate with their new Dark Knight in ways Gotham never did, and his family has settled quickly into a happy routine. But there's a rotten core to the Big Apple,  and a mysteri...

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4.5

I Am Batman #7

By: John Ridley, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 9, 2022

THE DARK KNIGHT COMES TO NEW YORK CITY! Batman's arrival in New York City went even more smoothly than Jace could have hoped. The mayor and law enforcement are trying to cooperate with their new Dark Knight in ways Gotham never did, and his family has settled quickly into a happy routine. But there's a rotten core to the Big Apple,  and a mysteri...

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8.0

Ha! As I guess, Merlyn clearly said it, in the end Dick would be rescued, he narrowly missed him, of course Kate intervened a lot.
The backup issues was good

Detective Comics #1056

By: Mariko Tamaki, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 9, 2022

"The Scarecrow stalks The Tower! Dr. Jonathan Crane, who recently terrorized Gotham City during "Fear State," is but one of many villainous inhabitants of Arkham Tower jockeying for position as leader of the hostage situation unfolding before everyone's eyes. But with security down, Huntress, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn are no longer quite so outnu...

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M.Grayson reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #9 Mar 8, 2022
4.5

For a moment I thought about buying this number, until it became an emotional fanfic.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #9

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Mar 9, 2022

Superman/Nightwing crossover part 2 of 2! Nightwing promised Clark Kent that while he's off-planet, Nightwing would look after Clark's son, Jon, as he tries to fill his father's shoes as Superman. But with someone out there murdering superpowered people, is Nightwing in over his head? Read Nightwing #89 (in stores 2/15/22) for part 1 of this crosso...

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Amazing Psycamorean - Mar 12, 2022

What forecasts lmao?

Tempra16v2.0Turbo - Mar 13, 2022

It's been about 5 years since DC will close in 1 or 2 years

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1.5

Richard's time as the batman wasn't him being an imposter Taylor you obnoxious idiot, unlike the new Jace fox, Richard john grayson actually earned the title not once but twice after the knightfall and after bruce had died. also why the freak Richard is acting like a goofball. if 3 heroes are dead and one of them is a former Titan he should be a lot more serious about it.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #9

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Mar 9, 2022

Superman/Nightwing crossover part 2 of 2! Nightwing promised Clark Kent that while he's off-planet, Nightwing would look after Clark's son, Jon, as he tries to fill his father's shoes as Superman. But with someone out there murdering superpowered people, is Nightwing in over his head? Read Nightwing #89 (in stores 2/15/22) for part 1 of this crosso...

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Batmanaholic - Mar 9, 2022

How is killing someone in a hit and run and using your dads power and money earning the Batman title? The guy just found a Batman costume and determined he's Batman. The series is plain just bad, and jace is no more Batman then I am.

Batmanaholic - Mar 9, 2022

Sorry and using your dads money and power to cover it up and make it look like the man's own fault. Jace is not Batman, Bruce Wayne is Batman, and the only true Batman.

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3.0

Incredibly, it wasn't that bad until Dick decided to treat Jon like a moron. Dude you can't treat a young man who is already exploring his sexuality in such a childish way, it's not Damian. Such a forced interaction.
The art is really good.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #9

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Mar 9, 2022

Superman/Nightwing crossover part 2 of 2! Nightwing promised Clark Kent that while he's off-planet, Nightwing would look after Clark's son, Jon, as he tries to fill his father's shoes as Superman. But with someone out there murdering superpowered people, is Nightwing in over his head? Read Nightwing #89 (in stores 2/15/22) for part 1 of this crosso...

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Becea - Mar 12, 2022

In my opinion, this was a desperate attempt to attract readers to this series, we all know that after number 5 sales began to drop. The writer can deny it all he wants, but the exit from the top 50 is a fact.

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eowyn reviewed Task Force Z #5 Feb 22, 2022
9.5

It's a solid delivery, even though we're still mulling over who are allies and enemies, its goal is still unclear.

Task Force Z #5

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: Feb 23, 2022

Heads? Everyone gets eaten by a zombie. Tails? Aw, who am I kidding…everyone’s going to get eaten by a zombie. It’s always a trick question when Two-Face is involved…and Harvey Dent’s role in this whole zombie Suicide Squad thing (zombicide? Is this a Zombicide Zquad?) is a whole lot weirder than you think it is. Or maybe not, I don’t k...

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eowyn - Feb 26, 2022

I think it was the best number of the series, I hope the series maintains the level, or improves it.

Mingthemerciless - Feb 26, 2022

It's fun to see Knayzev/Beast back after Tom Kings mishandling of him. He's a character that has the potential to be as powerful an antagonist to Batman as Bane.

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