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deen reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 Dec 1, 2021
10

A really great, solid issue. A whole lot of super-rescues, and how Jon has as much of his mother in him as he does his dad. I loved the moment between him and Jay, just really sweet and vulnerable. Jon has way more confidence than his father did at that age from the looks of it. The youthful energy of this book is enough to put a smile on the most hardened faces. That is, unless you're a cantanker more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Nov 17, 2021

Faster than fate. As powerful as hope. Able to lift us all. For all his great power, Jon Kent can’t save everyone, but that won’t stop him from trying. How much can Earth’s new Superman do before this Man of Steel buckles? And when he does, who swoops in to save Superman?

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deen added Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) to their pull list Dec 1, 2021

Superman: Son of Kal-El (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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deen rated Nightwing #86 Dec 1, 2021
8.0

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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deen reviewed Justice League: Last Ride #7 Nov 21, 2021
6.5

I honestly don't get what Zdarsky was going for with this series. The tone shifted drastically by the final few issues, and going by the cover numbering, I was led to believe this would be an ongoing, and not a 7 issue mini/maxi series. So I thought there would be more of a drawn out, each member of the JLA eats it until maybe Superman remains standing or something to that effect, but instead we a more

Justice League: Last Ride #7

By: Chip Zdarsky, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Nov 10, 2021

IT’S ALL BEEN BUILDING TO THIS-past and present and future all collide here in the final issue of this monumental series. Everything connects back to J’onn’s death, Batman’s final decision, and Superman’s regret-it all has been leading to this final confrontation with Darkseid. Who lives (some do!)? Who dies (some do!)? It all culminates ...

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deen reviewed Superman '78 #3 Nov 14, 2021
8.0

Definitely going the route of the unproduced screenplay for Superman V that had a pitch by Carey Bates to involve Superman, Brainiac, and the bottled city of Kandor, though with some changes to the structure of Bates' original pitch. I'm enjoying this quite a bit!

Superman '78 #3

By: Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Nov 3, 2021

In order to save Metropolis, Superman must surrender to Brainiac or watch his city burn to the ground! After being taken aboard Brainiac’s ship, Superman finds a shocking piece of his past that changes his entire future! Meanwhile, Lois Lane gets a cryptic message from a mysterious source claiming to have a way to save the Man of Steel!

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Hex reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #1 Nov 2, 2021
9.5

I wanted to get here before all of the Taylor haters did and they could infect the reviews imparting their pseudo-wisdom into how he doesn't understand characters real motivations even in alternate universes or whatever. I believe in separating art from the artist. Sometimes it's hard and sometimes the artist puts too much of themselves in the art or you just can't see past what an artist is doing 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...

deen reviewed Dark Knights of Steel #1 Nov 6, 2021
10

Just a straight up banger.

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...

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deen added Dark Knights of Steel (2021) to their pull list Nov 6, 2021

Dark Knights of Steel (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...

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deen reviewed Blue & Gold #3 Nov 3, 2021
6.5

Not the best outing here. Bad art, and the social media commentary is really grating and distracting. One high point here is the return of Trixie/Terri all the way back from th old 80s Booster series. I wish we got more character moments like that instead of an incredibly boring villain with ho-hum dialogue. I feel that a Matt Fraction or a Mark Russell could have made hay from this setup.

Blue & Gold #3

By: Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook
Released: Oct 13, 2021

The million-dollar debut of Buggles! Booster Gold and Blue Beetle go...broke?! Ted Kord's secret is out: the heir to the Kord Industries fortune has been cut off and cut out of his family's company! Now the duo needs all the help they can get to fight off the Omnizon's attack and set up their new business. Who can possibly save the guys from themse...

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deen rated Detective Comics #1044 Nov 2, 2021
8.0

Detective Comics #1044

By: Stephanie Phillips, David Lapham
Released: Oct 27, 2021

When the terrorist organization known as THE RED CROWN took control of Mayor Nakano’s personal security detail, only the Batman could protect Gotham’s highest-ranking city official from certain death! But when the pair is thrust into the sewers below, a much more sinister threat lurks in the darkness. Better look sharp, Batman, because a hundre...

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The Batman reviewed Human Target #1 Nov 2, 2021
10

Imagine getting so triggered by a writer that you have to start your day with a rant about said writer. Imagine also hating on a writer but constantly continue to read their work. It's pretty stupid right? If that applies to you, I encourage you to stop reading comics for a while and enjoy life while it lasts and not waste time on things that don't make you happy. Otherwise, you're a freaking moro 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...

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DDJamesB - Nov 23, 2021

You gave Moon Knight a 1 and sword #10 a 10. I think you need to not criticize people's opinions.

The Batman - Nov 23, 2021

Huh? If you look at my reviews for Moon Knight #1 and #2, I gave them a 9.5 and a 9.0 respectively. Also, I never reviewed S.W.O.R.D. What are you on about?

8.5

A solid issue with a glimpse into Batman's past, mined perfectly by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini. The Burchett art is great but something felt off about the quality of the printing, at least the issue I had. There were jagged edges on panel borders and lines of art which I don't think were intentional. I'd like to chalk it up to current supply chain issues plaguing everything, and that this print ru more

Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Two #5

By: Paul Dini, Rick Burchett
Released: Oct 6, 2021

An old face returns to Gotham when former Mayor Emerson Mayfield steps out of retirement, looking to once again rise to power. But Batman isn't thrilled with the Mayor's homecoming after his run-ins with him during his early years as the caped crusader. Can Batman deduce what Mayfield's plan for Gotham is before it's too late?!

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Batman Jones reviewed Checkmate #5 Oct 26, 2021
1.0

This comic book grabbed my wrist and flung my limp hand into my face again and again, whining “Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself?” And, I mean nobody’s forcing me to buy this comic book. And certainly nobody’s forcing me to read it. So why *am* I hitting myself?

Checkmate #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Oct 27, 2021

THE DAEMON ROSE IDENTITY…REVEALED! Ripped from the pages of Justice League! As Checkmate digs deeper, it's obvious that what Leviathan is selling is a dirty lie that cannot sustain itself…so Checkmate has to…INFILTRATE LEVIATHAN. But with Checkmate being so outside of the system, once any of them go undercover, they are officially…not on ou...

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deen reviewed Detective Comics #1043 Oct 23, 2021
8.0

Just when I had written this series off, we get a kickass issue like this one. Love that Dan Mora art as always especially on that sweet two page splash.

Detective Comics #1043

By: Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Fear State grips Gotham City! When Mayor Nakano’s city hall office finds itself under siege, the only hero who can help the embattled local official is the man Nakano pledged to rid from Gotham: Batman. The top vigilante in the city must protect the man who’s fought so hard to put an end to masked heroes in an action-packed car chase that culmi...

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deen rated Justice League Infinity #4 Oct 14, 2021
8.0

Justice League Infinity #4

By: J.M. DeMatteis, Ethan Beavers
Released: Oct 6, 2021

After being whisked across the Multiverse, Wonder Woman finds herself trapped on a desolate and barren planet with the last person she'd ever expect to find: DARKSEID! What does the former ruler of Apokolips want with the Amazonian warrior? And what lurks in the shadows of this devasted world?

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deen rated Fantastic Four: Life Story #3 Oct 14, 2021
10

Fantastic Four: Life Story #3

By: Mark Russell, Sean Izaakse
Released: Aug 11, 2021

The real-time story of the Fantastic Four continues!
In a story set in the 1980s, Reed hatches a venture to defend the Earth from Galactus, but will his plans be derailed by the Cold War? Sue and Johnny are invited to speak to the United Nations about saving the world. And a maverick computer genius offers hope to humanity with his new computer...

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deen reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 Oct 11, 2021
10

This is good comics.

From that absolutely gorgeous cover, to the beautiful interiors, the excellent script, and the building of a new Superman mythos with a truly 21st century flair, I find Jonathan Kent's future in great hands after the questionable writing and editorial decisions of the past.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #3

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Sep 29, 2021

Jonathan Kent hasn’t been Superman for long, but he’s upset some powerful people with his heroism. And the underground news source known as the Truth is helping Jon open his eyes to evils in the world that could be more powerful than the new Man of Steel. Continuing the brand-new saga of Superman from Tom Taylor, the writer of Nightwing, and ...

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deen rated Batman '89 #2 Oct 10, 2021
9.5

Batman '89 #2

By: Sam Hamm, Joe Quinones
Released: Sep 15, 2021

A showdown in Burnside leaves both Batman and the Gotham borough reeling. As the community rallies together behind Harvey Dent, can Bruce find a way forward for both Batman and the city?

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deen rated Superman '78 #2 Oct 10, 2021
8.0

Superman '78 #2

By: Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
Released: Sep 29, 2021

After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!

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deen rated Batman: The Detective #5 Sep 29, 2021
8.0

Batman: The Detective #5

By: Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Equilibrium unmasked! Falling further behind the villainous Equilibrium, Batman enlists the help of the European Alliance of the Bat in hopes of turning the case around! With Squire in tow, the Dark Knight attempts to thwart a mass execution in Belgium in brutal, epic fashion!

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deen rated Nightwing #84 Sep 29, 2021
9.0

Nightwing #84

By: Tom Taylor, Robbi Rodriguez
Released: Sep 22, 2021

When the Bat-Family receives misleading information and incorrect directions from Oracle, ones Babs didn’t send herself, they realize Oracle’s system has been hacked! But who is powerful enough to break into Oracle’s own super-secure network? And what personal information is now at risk? Not only that, this mysterious Anti-Oracle is taking ad...

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deen reviewed Superman and the Authority #3 Sep 22, 2021
10

Fantastic through and through

Superman and the Authority #3

By: Grant Morrison, Travel Foreman
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Superman put the Authority back together, but why? What threat is out there that only this group can contend with? The Ultra-Humanite, of course! This fearsome foe is forming a team of his own, one designed to go fist-to-fist with the Authority. It will be their baptism in battle to prove if Superman is right that regardless of who we are, there is...

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deen added Superman and the Authority (2021) to their pull list Sep 22, 2021

Superman and the Authority (2021)

Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of s...

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deen reviewed Suicide Squad #7 Sep 17, 2021
6.5

Bought mostly for the Ambush Bug cover, but didn't like the voice they gave him here. To be honest, if it's not Keith Giffen writing the Bug, forget about it. The Giffen/DeMatteis team on Justice League in the 80s were able to deliver a team book that also featured comedy with a relative ease. Robbie Thompson has not demonstrated a similar command over the comedic voice of his characters. Bad enou more

Suicide Squad #7

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Sep 8, 2021

Amanda Waller pulls in her newest recruit to Task Force X: the unstoppable and outstanding Ambush Bug! With a mission that literally takes the Squad to hell and back, the sometimes fourth-wall-breaking hero may be the team’s only chance at survival. Embarking on a quest to gain access to the Rock of Eternity, the Squad must also face the threat o...

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deen reviewed Rorschach #12 Sep 16, 2021
10

This series, including this great final chapter, has been a great win for Tom King. Understated, noir-tinged, vaguely apocalyptic, nihilistic but with a sliver of hope thrown in - all part of the dark charm of this maxi-series. I enjoyed every issue, and I have a feeling that I will enjoy the entire thing even more now that I can read it all at once.

In an earlier review I had compared more

Rorschach #12

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Sep 15, 2021

The end to the mystery is here! It’s been a long road to get here, and there have been a lot of dead bodies along the way, but the detective is very near closing the case. All the disparate threads lead back to the crime itself, to the assassination attempt that claimed the lives of the would-be assassins. Find out how it all went wrong for the c...

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deen reviewed Justice League Infinity #3 Sep 11, 2021
9.0

Rrally enjoying this refreshed look at DC lore but through a DCAU lens, establishing new continuities for "current" characters who never appeared on either JL show before. Is Superman-D still President on his world? Looks like he's married to Wonder Woman? Earth-D looks like a combination of the seriousness of modern DC with the goofiness of an animated series, dig that great Whirley-Bat their Bat more

Justice League Infinity #3

By: J.M. DeMatteis, Ethen Beavers
Released: Sep 8, 2021

As the worlds continue to bleed in and out of each other, the Justice League looks to the cosmos to learn how to stop the chaos that’s been wrought. Meanwhile, Superman’s journey through the Multiverse brings him face to face with another Man of Steel, but is this one friend or foe?

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deen added Justice League Infinity (2021) to their pull list Sep 11, 2021

Justice League Infinity (2021)

From Justice League Unlimited producer James Tucker and series writer J.M. DeMatteis comes an all-new season starring the World's Greatest Heroes! There is a being wandering the universe searching for its true purpose, but what it finds out on the farthest edges of the cosmos will change not just our universe, but many! Meanwhile, the war for the t...

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deen reviewed Blue & Gold #2 Sep 11, 2021
8.5

Pretty enjoyable hangout comic, with a simple plot and goal. Art was great at being dynamic and also capturing good character expression. I'm all aboard the Blue & Gold train!

Blue & Gold #2

By: Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook
Released: Sep 8, 2021

Who needs the Justice League anyway? Our heroes certainly don’t! After a painful rejection from the DC Universe’s team of a-list heroes, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle strike out on their own. Thanks to the Kord Industries fortune, anything is possible for this dynamic duo…right? Little do they know, an alien assassin seeking revenge places Blu...

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deen reviewed Batman/Superman Annual: 2021 Sep 9, 2021
10

A pure, fun time in a comic. A treat for fans young and old!

Batman/Superman Annual: 2021

By: Gene Luen Yang, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The epic epilogue to the Archive of Worlds saga! In his pursuit of perfection, the godlike Auteur.io sought to create and destroy worlds with the wave of a hand and a flair for the dramatic. But against all odds...the World of the Knight and the World of Tomorrow live on! The Batman of the noir-tinged streets of Gotham City finds himself stranded i...

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deen reviewed Infinite Frontier #6 Sep 9, 2021
9.0

A very satisfying conclusion with a solid taste of what's to come. I had my doubts going in but have emerged on the other side a little more excited about DC's cosmic tales going forward.

Infinite Frontier #6

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Sep 8, 2021

One story ends and the next phase of the DC Multiverse begins. We have one name for you: DARKSEID. Our heroes knew that someone had been pulling the strings this entire time, but are they prepared for it to be the biggest bad of all? As President Superman, Alan Scott, Roy Harper, and the rest converge for a showdown, the secret of Omega Planet is ...

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