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Supes' soups reviewed Action Comics #1000 Apr 21, 2018
8.5

Some of the stories ended way abruptly but the Dan Jurgens story is definitely a standout. Tom King imagining Earth being destroyed after the Sun supernovas was an interesting take. Unlike some of you here, I'm actually kind of worried about Bendis. He's introducing a weird villain that's trying to take credit for exterminating all the Kryptonians? That wipes out a lot of the backstory of Superman more

Action Comics #1000

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Apr 18, 2018

Retailers: This issue will ship with ten covers. Please see the order form for details.
Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man ...

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman: White Knight #7 Apr 7, 2018
10

White Knight could be the best Batman story I've read in the better part of a decade. It's not confined to the main continuity, so Murphy has free reign to let his storytelling take center stage and it is extremely satisfying to read. Although the book started off with Batman being extreme in his methods, it's devolved back into a normal-ish Batman book and I'm ok with that. I actually don't think more

Batman: White Knight #7

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Apr 4, 2018

This issue, it's Jack versus the Joker! Napier's identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City - but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker. A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO's new mission to redeem the ci...

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Supes' soups reviewed Cyborg #21 Apr 7, 2018
8.0

Still not a compelling read, but for once, it feels like Wolfman has given Cyborg a sense of direction as a comic book. The scenario we're thrown into feels like the same but one difference is, it's more focused on Victor. No random Sarahs or Variants running around to distract from Victor Stone Marv may be able to pull this character he created out of the grave but it'll take some time. I didn't more

Cyborg #21

By: Mary Wolfman, Sam Lotfi
Released: Apr 4, 2018

In the DC Universe, Cyborg is the most technical advanced being on the planet-or so we thought. Introducing Mother Box 2.0: Robo-Dojo! Unlike Cyborg, these robots are piloted by the government's best, brightest, and most loyal soldiers. Super Heroes just got a major upgrade produced, developed and financed by S.T.A.R. Labs.

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Supes' soups reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #6 Mar 29, 2018
8.0

This event got a little too crazy for its own good and I feel like its overambitious reach didn't end up with a very coherent story. Still I admire Snyder's effort for a such a huge undertaking. Regardless of how I felt about this odd finale, it moves the DC universe forward and is forcing it to evolve for better or worse. I can tell Capullo grew tired as this event concluded as the artwork isn't more

Dark Nights: Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Mar 28, 2018

All roads lead...to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC's cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse! Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide - and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably chan...

Supes' soups reviewed Justice League #41 Mar 23, 2018
8.5

I love the fact that Priest has the balls to create Red Lion. He's not even hiding the fact that it's a Black Panther swipe with the design. But given that Priest also had arguably the most successful run on Black Panther during his days at Marvel, I can't blame him.

Justice League #41

By: Christopher Priest, Philippe Briones
Released: Mar 21, 2018

"JUSTICE LOST" part three! What does justice mean in a lawless world? This is the question the team must struggle with when the League finds itself trapped between warring factions, helpless refugees and mercenaries with advanced weaponry, all manipulated by Deathstroke's frenemy the Red Lion. Meanwhile, Batman forces a showdown between himself and...

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8.5

Sharp's Batman reminds me a little of Van Sciver's Batman but this has been an interesting, fun, and weird surprise. It seems Diana is always caught in these type of sidequests be it from Celtic, Norse, or Greek mythology.

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #2

By: Liam Sharp
Released: Mar 21, 2018

Batman finds himself drawn further into a world of Celtic myth and supernatural mysteries as Wonder Woman calls on the Dark Knight Detective to investigate the murder of a once-powerful Irish god. In a world where the normal rules of investigation don't apply and any clue can be obscured by charms and magic, the two Justice Leaguers must rely on ea...

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Supes' soups reviewed Aquaman #34 Mar 21, 2018
7.0

Jones' art keeps making me think I' reading a classic Swamp Thing comic when I'm not but while this issue isn't bad, it's definitely more of a one-shot feel explaining the background of Rath. I believe Arthur Curry, the Aquaman actually does not even make a physical appearance in this issue. It is interesting enough and while not as blatant as Green Arrow, Aquaman is a comic with political comment more

Aquaman #34

By: Dan Abnett, Kelley Jones
Released: Mar 21, 2018

"King Rath: Secret Origin"! Even after a decisive victory is won by Aquaman and the resistance, King Rath tightens his grip on Atlantis by unleashing an ancient magic that has not been seen for thousands of years. But little is known about the true origin of the man who calls himself king...until now! Witness the shocking origin of the nefarious Ki...

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #43 Mar 21, 2018
5.0

Batman is a title that continuously proves that not every single Rebirth title is better than its New 52 predecessor. I feel the same about Justice League. Tom King's storytelling is so incoherent at times, connecting the dots can be pure frustration. In this issue he reminded us of the War of Riddles and Jokes which I hated for two reasons, 1. The Joker portrayed felt off ESPECIALLY since, 2. Sup more

Batman #43

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Mar 21, 2018

"Everyone Loves Ivy" part three! The quest to end Ivy's domination heads toward a close, but can Batman offer Ivy redemption on the other side of this crime? It's an epic showdown between the Caped Crusader and one of his most popular foes, brought to you by the creative team behind "The War of Jokes and Riddles."

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #42 Mar 7, 2018
7.5

Some parts were kind of funny. The art is great. But I nearly shat myself when about midway thru the story, there was that panel with the plot twist, it was that double splash page with Superman and "Bendis is coming"... I curled up into a fetal position and started crying. The true villain shows himself...

Batman #42

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Mar 7, 2018

"Everyone Loves Ivy" part two! Poison Ivy has taken control of every man, woman and child on the planet, and only Batman and Catwoman have escaped her influence. But will the pair of them be enough to nip this in the bud?

7.5

Mera finally gets her long deserved solo title even if it is just for six issues. That being said, this first issue was a little weak for me. You have to know what's going on currently with Aquaman to get the full gist of everything but either way, you know Mera is not her usual self and Arthur is currently leading a rebellion against Rath. Orm is throwing me off. All of sudden he's happy and sett more

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1

By: Dan Abnett, Lan Medina
Released: Feb 28, 2018

From the pages of AQUAMAN comes a brand-new adventure starring Mera, in her own title for the first time ever! As the brutal Atlantean Civil War rages, Mera must keep the peace between the surface world and Atlantis as its newly anointed queen in exile. But when Aquaman's brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, learns of his homeland's fate, he'll stop a...

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Supes' soups reviewed Trinity #18 Feb 24, 2018
10

Batman riding a pink-orange maned unicorn named "Biscuits" is worth a 10 alone.

Trinity #18

By: James Robinson, Patrick Zircher
Released: Feb 21, 2018

"No Home for you Here" part two! Stranded on the lost world of Skartaris, the Trinity are alone and depowered as they face the bestial armies of Deimos! As the layers are peeled back and the mystery of Deimos' plan deepens, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman must overcome the crippling effects of Skartaris to survive! But help is on way in the form ...

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9.0

I digs it a lot. However, this event should totally have a reformed goblin as a temporary Robin to help save Tir Na Nog. Also Joshua Davidson should be banned from reviewing anything with Batman in it, since he hates the character. It'd be like having a hardcore vegan rating steakhouses and burger joints, it just don't make no sense...

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1

By: Liam Sharp
Released: Feb 21, 2018

Don't miss the start of a new, six-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! When a Celtic god's murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to th...

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Supes' soups reviewed Justice League #39 Feb 24, 2018
7.5

Priest is trying his best to right this ship and that's about all I can say... Justice League hasn't been the same since Geoff Johns left. Although some people still think New 52 is worse than contracting gonorrhea, it did give me some of the most memorable events in Forever Evil and Darkseid Wars...

Justice League #39

By: Christopher Priest, Ian Churchill
Released: Feb 21, 2018

"JUSTICE LOST" part six! An environmental disaster unites both Justice League teams as Cyborg faces the first test of his leadership while still being overshadowed by Batman. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns struggle with internal conflicts while being recruited by a mysterious visitor for an unspecified deep-space mission.

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #41 Feb 22, 2018
6.0

The art is amazing especially the way Janin renders Selina and Pamela, but the story is lacking. At this point Janin might as well be drawing porn and you'd get about the same enjoyment with or without writing. In fact maybe skip the writing. It boggles my mind that the same man responsible for Vision and the current run of Mister Miracle is also writing the weakest stories for Batman...

Batman #41

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Feb 21, 2018

"EVERYONE LOVES IVY" part one! Mikel Janin returns to BATMAN for a brand-new epic! Pamela Isley's influence can spread as far as vegetation will allow, putting the whole world at her fingertips. Can Batman and Catwoman stand their ground against an entire planet of Poison Ivys?

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Supes' soups reviewed Sideways #1 Feb 14, 2018
7.5

Yea, the costume design makes it look very Spidey-esque. The main character has a Peter Parker vibe too, which means he's also a social outcast in high school with nerdy friends and doesn't live with his biological parents (sound familiar?). Honestly, if it wasn't for the seemingly blatant rip off of Spiderman, the art and the pace is solid enough to warrant another issue. However with all the cha more

Sideways #1

By: Dan DiDio, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Feb 14, 2018

During the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability-and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum...
R...

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9.0

Morrison is perfect for this acid-dropping event. If you read Multiversity or at least a few of the issues, you can see connections being made. I'm surprised they ended a certain character the way they did but it wouldn't surprise me if he came back in some way shape or form. After all this is comics, death is like getting the cold, it happens every now and then and you get over it...

Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

By: Scott Snyder, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 14, 2018

Continued from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers' Mountain crackles...

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10

Why Swamp Thing still doesn't have a solo title in the Rebirth era is beyond me...

Swamp Thing Winter Special #1

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Feb 7, 2018

Tom King and Jason Fabok pay tribute to the legendary creators of Swamp Thing, writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, as they join forces for an earth-shattering Swamp Thing passion project!
In this new, squarebound one-shot, Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a st...

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Supes' soups reviewed Superman #40 Feb 10, 2018
6.5

I don't like how Superman comes off as pretentious and worse, being oblivious of it in this issue. A wiser Superman would try to understand the situation before offering a solution. What Supes had in mind may not be well-received and I feel like Clark should know better. I mean if a goofball like Hal gets it, no excuse Clark shouldn't. This is my primary knock on this issue, the portrayal and char more

Superman #40

By: James Robinson, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 7, 2018

"SUICIDE PLANET" part one! Far away in a distant solar system, a world stands on the brink of destruction, much as Krypton did so many years ago. As Superman and son venture off into space to help, an unexpected adversary stops our heroes dead in their tracks: these people wish to die.

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Supes' soups reviewed Justice League #38 Feb 9, 2018
7.0

I'm shocked that we're nearly forty issues in and JL is still one of the post-Rebirth titles that is inconsistent in storytelling. We've already had a few creative teams changes and while Priest is doing better than whatever Hitch was writing, it's still not at the level of Geoff Johns New 52 and let's leave fond memories of Morrison's run on JLA off the table for now. I think there is an awkwardn more

Justice League #38

By: Christopher Priest, Marco Santucci
Released: Feb 7, 2018

"JUSTICE LOST" part five! Alone on the Watchtower, The Flash must find a way to save an astronaut drifting out into space. Meanwhile, Batman's obsession with redeeming himself for two critical failures feeds a growing crisis of confidence in his leadership.

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Supes' soups reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #5 Jan 31, 2018
7.5

For a penultimate issue in this event, I'm shocked at how after reading it, it just feels like Snyder is spinning his wheels but going nowhere. Other than a cameo by Martian Manhunter and some Dark Wonder Women, nothing in this issue felt that exciting. Also I read Capullo and Millar's Reborn mini-series, and it has way too many similarities. We also still don't know sh%t about Barbatos even thoug more

Dark Nights: Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 31, 2018

The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness-somewhere. But...what if there's not?  
FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER
RATED T+

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Supes' soups reviewed Aquaman #32 Jan 17, 2018
10

This was a good read, Aquaman has been really good ever since he was dethroned and the art whether it's Sejic or Federici is top notch stuff with a grungy games of thronesy feel to it. I had a discussion about this issue with my local comic shop and we agreed the message buried in this issue is actually commentary on today's politics. Questioning Rath's mental stability and his growing obsession w more

Aquaman #32

By: Dan Abnett, Ricardo Federici
Released: Jan 17, 2018

"the crown comes down" part two! As Aquaman's resistance against King Rath gains momentum, a new kingpin of crime emerges from the Atlantean underworld-King Shark! But whose side is he on? He could be a powerful ally to the Undercurrent...or a dangerous new agent of evil!  
RATED T

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman #39 Jan 17, 2018
7.0

Batman's a f%$#@* cheater!! Dude can't keep it in his pants, just ask Talia. Sure Talia drugged Bruce but unless some of it was crushed up Viagra, dude is still responsible for poppin that boner. C'mon Tom King, we know you just want the editors at DC to green-light writing your fantasy porn of Batman in a reverse gangbang with Catwoman, Wonder Woman, and Talia!! You SICK BASTARD!! Then again if s more

Batman #39

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Jan 17, 2018

SUPERFRIENDS" part three! Batman and Wonder Woman fight together in an epic battle that will define and then redefine their relationship. What bonds these two pillars of the DCU together? What tears them apart? Find out as Batman continues on his quest for the one thing he's never had, happiness.
RATED T

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Supes' soups reviewed Damage #1 Jan 17, 2018
7.0

Very subpar, mediocre, lackluster, and uninspired first issue for all the hype and delays. The art is only decent (not Daniel's best work by a long shot). I realize it's only a first issue but it was such a quick five minute read with only chaotic action and barely any plot and character introduction, I couldn't even tell what the first name of the title character was until I read a blurb online. more

Damage #1

By: Robert Venditti, Tony Daniel
Released: Jan 17, 2018

Tasked as the government's own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain th...

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman and the Signal #1 Jan 6, 2018
6.5

Not to be overly critical but can't they make already cool and more established black characters better? Cyborg just ended with issue #20 and Luke Fox is to me, more interesting as Batwing than Duke as the signal. I actually liked Duke Thomas in the short run of I am Robin that led into Robin Wars. But this Signal character just seems so bland. I get this is Scott Snyder's brainchild but honestly more

Batman and the Signal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Cully Hamner
Released: Jan 3, 2018

Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can't. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he's ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City's newest protector: The Signal! Spinning out of adven...

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Supes' soups reviewed Batman: White Knight #4 Jan 6, 2018
9.5

This is a very interesting take on the Batman mythos from an elseworld perspective. We're at halftime and it's been a good read so far. Surprisingly, the reason this series is good is not because of Batman but rather Joker/Napier. The character development on Batman so far is that he's super grumpy over a sick Alfred... I mean we arguably got an angrier rage Batman when Damian died in New 52 and B more

Batman: White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jan 3, 2018

Jim Gordon and the GCPD are thrown into disarray when Jack Napier leads a show stopping campaign to become councilman of the politically abandoned neighborhood of Backport. Civic backlash brews as Mayor Hill struggles to find creative ways of criminalizing Napier's democratic aspirations, and Batman's interference blooms into a liability for the GC...

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Supes' soups reviewed Hawkman: Found #1 Dec 27, 2017
8.5

For a guy that usually hates Hitch's art, this wasn't so bad. But to be honest this was a take it or leave it tie-in for Metal. The whole issue is basically an acid trip for Carter Hall. Not an essential read by any stretch of the imagination.

Hawkman: Found #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 27, 2017

One of DC'S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall-a.k.a. Hawkman-in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history's most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a m...

Supes' soups reviewed Batman #37 Dec 22, 2017
9.0

I liked this issue and the art is quite appealing even though everyone is griping about fan service which I think is kinda funny. I'm unhappy with this issue because they tried to make me happy by writing a feel-good story about my favorite characters. Stay angry my friends...

Batman #37

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 20, 2017

"SUPERFRIENDS" part two! Torn apart by betrayal, Batman and Superman try to find a way back to friendship, to trust. Both understand that the future of the DCU depends on this relationship; both understand that without the help of the other, their lives will fall apart. And yet, one is still the spoiled rich boy, and the other is still the naive fa...

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Supes' soups reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #4 Dec 20, 2017
8.5

I have no idea what the phuck is going on...but I like it. I'm gonna read it again after smoking a bowl.

Dark Nights: Metal #4

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Dec 20, 2017

The Justice League has been broken and scattered to the far corners of the DCU, each member forced to face their worst fears alone...and the fears are winning. When an unlikely ally reveals a glimmer of hope, they must seize their chance, or risk their window of opportunity closing for good!

Supes' soups reviewed Superwoman #17 Dec 16, 2017
6.5

The best thing I can say about this title is that the end is near...

Superwoman #17

By: Kate Perkins, Stephen Segovia
Released: Dec 13, 2017

"THE MIDNIGHT HOUR" part three! An inextricable link between Superwoman and the villainous Midnight may be the only hope in stopping the destruction of Metropolis. Raging with the power to swallow cities or entire planets into the black hole inside her, Midnight looms for Superwoman. Can she make it to dawn?
RATED T

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Supes' soups reviewed Mister Miracle #5 Dec 16, 2017
10

For some reason, perhaps because of the freedom that comes with writing more obscure characters, Tom King makes Mister Miracle work. In 5 issues I'm more invested in this series than I am in King's Batman. Also, it's interesting King decides to go with Barda and Scott picking LA to live in with a celebrity vibe. For those that never wanted Tom King's Vision series to end, you should pick this up i more

Mister Miracle #5

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Dec 13, 2017

How do you spend your last night on Earth? Why, with the one you love, of course! Having been condemned to death by the new Highmaster, Mister Miracle is going to have to return to New Genesis for his execution. Before he does, he and Big Barda go on one last date. But if Scott Free truly is infected by Darkseid, as Orion says, you can bet some dar...

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