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deen rated Infinite Frontier #2 Jul 16, 2021
8.0

Infinite Frontier #2

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Jul 14, 2021

What secrets and changes lurk inside the newly expanded Multiverse? The devious Director Bones of the D.E.O. re-forms a ragtag team to keep the new worlds at bay, but was highly skilled agent Cameron Chase recruited because the director needs her help, or because he wants a patsy when things go south? Meanwhile, Alan Scott, the original Green Lante...

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deen added Infinite Frontier (2021) to their pull list Jul 16, 2021

Infinite Frontier (2021)

Director Bones opens up his classified records to give us all new stories about the players in INFINITE FRONTIER. First up, President Superman from Earth 23, asking the question: can the hero who has time for everyone ever find time for himself?

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deen reviewed Justice League: Last Ride #3 Jul 15, 2021
9.0

Lots to like here. The different view of a "dead" Apokolips, Desaad's "summer home", the slightly tense campfire with our heroes...it's very much in the vein of a classic Western where all the heroes are tired and ready to hang up the spurs. I'm interested in seeing where everything goes.

Justice League: Last Ride #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Apokolips: once the fiery terror of the Multiverse, now a lifeless husk filled with ghosts and dark secrets. Will the planet formerly ruled by Darkseid help the Justice League...or destroy it?

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deen added Justice League: Last Ride to their pull list Jul 15, 2021

Justice League: Last Ride

Once, the Justice League was the most powerful collection of superheroes in the universe. But an unthinkable tragedy within its ranks has caused Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to go their separate ways, leaving the League broken and disbanded under a veil of anger and mistrust. Now, against the backdrop of the universe’s greatest murder trial,...

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deen reviewed Batman: The Detective #4 Jul 14, 2021
8.5

It's been a thrilling read so far with some too notch art - love the panel of Bruce's shoulder being stabbed, it's such a sudden page-turner of a closeup. I find the villains M.O. to be particularly calculated and nasty, so with two issues left to go, I'm looking forward to seeing how Batman turns the tables.

Batman: The Detective #4

By: Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Bruce Wayne is facing charges for the attempted murder of former mentor and teacher Henri Ducard and faces a grueling Interpol interrogation. Nothing is as it appears, however, as the Gotham expatriate charges into a lion’s den of mystery and duplicity without the benefit of Batman’s tools. Will the onetime Dark Knight escape unscathed?

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deen reviewed Rorschach #10 Jul 14, 2021
10

One jaw dropping issue of this series. Both this issue, and the previous, really start to cook. It's like if True Detective had a season in the Watchmen world. Particularly the first season of TD.

Rorschach #10

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Who would have benefited from the assassination of a presidential candidate? Rorschach and Laura didn’t operate in a vacuum. Their actions touched a lot of different people. In his continued efforts to unravel how the pair got from their stark beginnings to almost killing Governor Turley and derailing an election, the detective on the case starts...

deen reviewed Detective Comics #1039 Jul 13, 2021
5.5

Tedious is the word I would use to describe Tamaki's run this far on Detective. I really have it a shot but this is where I get off the Tec train. Dan Mora is MIA on the book and his art was a draw, though given how the story turned out, he wouldn't have too much to draw except bombastic action scenes.

Given her Wonder Woman run and now this, I remain unimpressed by Mariko Tamaki. I ga more

Detective Comics #1039

By: T. Rex, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Jul 14, 2021

Looks like someone brought a batarang to a bazooka fight! As the explosive battle royal between Batman and Mr. Worth roars to a climax, Huntress is on the trail of the other major threat plaguing Gotham City: violence parasite Vile! By the end of this battle, one character will be dead, one avenged, and even more holding on for dear life!
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deen reviewed Superman #32 Jul 13, 2021
6.5

It was alright, but felt quite rushed. Phil Hester's art in the main story definitely falls short here and there with some confusing action, and a final splash page that just looks plain off with the faces. The story being told is mythic I nature but the art doesn't seem to go with it well at all.

The Bibbo/Olsen story is also wrapped up in this issue and that one is also a middling sto more

Superman #32

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Sami Basri
Released: Jun 23, 2021

The end of “The One Who Fell”! Superman and Superboy were duped by the old divide-and-conquer routine, which is especially dangerous on a faraway planet where you can’t tell who your enemy is. As the Shadowbreed makes their big move, Superman discovers what happened to the friend who originally sent the distress beacon that lured him and his ...

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deen reviewed Action Comics Annual: 2021 Jul 13, 2021
8.0

This was a fun romp with the future House Of El, though my one reservation here is that while no one El gets a complete focus on the story, it feels like we barely get to know most of the family. There are some decent character moments for each, and granted this is meant to be just one moment in time with these folks, but I certainly ended up wanting to learn more about them.

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Action Comics Annual: 2021

By: Phillip K. Johnson, Scott Godlewski
Released: Jul 14, 2021

The return of Future State’s House of El! It’s time to head back to tomorrow, as Superman’s descendants face a threat from today. This special tale connects to “Warworld Rising” as the actions of Clark Kent in the present reverberate, leaving long-lasting changes...and a deadly threat for the House of El to reckon with. Can Brandon Kent, ...

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TheKing - Jul 14, 2021

Aethyr creating the Phantom Zone is an old Pre Crisis call back.

Dc Fan of Sorts - Jul 16, 2021

yep... and the Phantom Zone has been ridiculous for years now!

deen added Action Comics (2016) to their pull list Jul 13, 2021

Action Comics (2016)

PATH TO DOOM Chapter One
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrows newest protector: Lex Luthor. But its not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected the new Clark Kent! DONT MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue! NOW SHIPPING TWICE MONTHLY!

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deen reviewed Suicide Squad #5 Jul 9, 2021
7.5

This has been a curious book so far. The art has overall been good, particularly most of the covers. This issue in particular was a positive step in the right direction, but consistency so far has not been the watchword of this book. I am missing the team dynamic I come to this book for (even a dysfunctional team has a dynamic), so suddenly seeing most of the squad benched for an issue that center more

Suicide Squad #5

By: Robbie Thompson, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Jul 7, 2021

After the disastrous mission to Titans Academy and an ill-fated confrontation with Red X, Task Force X looks into the Multiverse for its next recruits under Amanda Waller. Assigned to investigate the status of Earth-3, the team’s field leader, Peacemaker, begins to question what Waller plans to do with her ultimate Suicide Squad, as the deadly Bl...

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9.0

I enjoyed this two patter story that does a lot of work, and makes it seem breezy in execution: evoke the tone of the classic animated series, and hearken back to the classic Bronze Age tales of Batman teaming up with Deadman for a fun noir-tinged adventure, AND find a way to retcon a plausible twist on an erstwhile ancillary character from said animated series. I found this to be very well done, more

Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Two #2

By: Alan Burnett, Ty Templeton
Released: Jul 7, 2021

Thanks to some magical help from Zatanna, Batman can now see Deadman. Joining forces, the Dark Knight and the death-defying specter hatch a plan to apprehend the treacherous Talon. But the mysterious assassin gets the upper hand and captures Hamilton Hill Jr.! Can Batman and Deadman track the regeneration formula components and find the sinister Co...

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deen rated Wonder Girl #2 Jul 8, 2021
9.0

Wonder Girl #2

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jul 7, 2021

After receiving a sacred gift from the gods of Brazil, our hero seems destined for great things. Little does she know, another pantheon has been watching her as well. Hera, queen of the Greek gods, has chosen Yara to become her latest champion. But what need does the goddess have for a warrior of her own? Find out in this stirring second issue!

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deen rated Immortal Hulk #48 Jul 7, 2021
10

Immortal Hulk #48

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 7, 2021

COUNTDOWN TO THE END...
•  Questioning himself after his recent confrontations, the Hulk turns to the one person who always understood him - only too well.
•  It's time for truths to be told. But will it be Betty Banner who tells them...
•  ...or will the Hulk face the gaze of the RED HARPY?<...

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7.5

I enjoy anthologies, so this kept me entertained throughout. Highest marks are for the Psycho Pirate story, as I've found him to be possibly one of DC's scariest villains, and making him a human witness to multiple realities and universes, a meta character, is a very cool concept. I'm intrigued if DC does carry through and make him a New Gods level threat as they promise here.

Infinite Frontier: Secret Files #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Valentine De Landro
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Director Bones opens up his classified records to give us all new stories about the players in INFINITE FRONTIER. First up, President Superman from Earth 23, asking the question: can the hero who has time for everyone ever find time for himself?

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deen rated Infinite Frontier #1 Jun 26, 2021
9.5

Infinite Frontier #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Xermanico
Released: Jun 23, 2021

When our heroes saved the Muliverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged...and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in. Most of them, at least. Alan Scott, the Green Lantern from the Justice Societ...

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deen reviewed Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 Jun 26, 2021
8.5

An intriguing first chapter for this mini series, with lovely art.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Sup...

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deen reviewed Nightwing #81 Jun 26, 2021
10

Continues being a highlight in the current DC lineup, from the world building to the art that feels like a full course meal every issue.

Nightwing #81

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jun 16, 2021

Dick Grayson trades out his escrima sticks for a magnifying glass and a sleuth hat to investigate Blüdhaven’s new mayor, Melinda Zucco, and find out how the daughter of the man who murdered Dick’s parents came to power in Nightwing’s city. But his investigative adventure is cut short when he comes face to face with the most horrendous villai...

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9.5

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry
Released: May 12, 2021

WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Spider-Man's vicious new approach to crime has every villain on high alert! No one is safe as Peter succumbs further to his new dark powers. Wilson Fisk wants to put an end to this deadly new Spidey once and for all, but who is really the one coordinating this takedown attempt? And with Peter haunted more by h...

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deen rated Justice League: Last Ride #2 Jun 23, 2021
9.0

Justice League: Last Ride #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Jun 9, 2021

The League needs to prevent galactic upheaval by protecting a ruthless killer, and the only way to do that is to visit the scene of their greatest failure! But can Superman ignore the ghosts of the past to do what's needed?

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Checkmate #1 Jun 22, 2021
3.0

*RANT* inviting someone to your "hidden fortress" only to ambush them and get all your foot-soldiers killed is stupid. Like logistically that has to be a nightmare... you'd have to get more "expertly" trained assassins and convince them to be sworn to secrecy, only to have the very real chance of being used as fodder hang over their heads. I just found it to be such a stupid cliche.

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Checkmate #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Jun 23, 2021

From the award-winning creative team behind last year’s Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics’ deadliest saga. Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world, but what is the secret behind its power? The planet’s last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be this motley collection of spymasters, now teamed up t...

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Merlyn reviewed Checkmate #1 Jun 22, 2021
3.5

DC really had a chance to let this one go with the pandemic but nope, they still chose to indulge Bendis.

Checkmate #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Jun 23, 2021

From the award-winning creative team behind last year’s Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics’ deadliest saga. Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world, but what is the secret behind its power? The planet’s last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be this motley collection of spymasters, now teamed up t...

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KFuqua reviewed Checkmate #1 Jun 22, 2021
1.0

I keep doing this to myself and have to stop. Once again, I decided to try another book written by Bendis and once again, I found it to be complete garbage.

DC really does need to get rid of him; his work is just awful.

Checkmate #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Jun 23, 2021

From the award-winning creative team behind last year’s Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics’ deadliest saga. Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world, but what is the secret behind its power? The planet’s last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be this motley collection of spymasters, now teamed up t...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - Jul 20, 2021

He is just awful now

Mingthemerciless - Jul 22, 2021

That's an understatement.

deen reviewed Checkmate #1 Jun 22, 2021
1.0

Benjamin Percy left Green Arrow in a cool place where he has gone through a huge trial, bitter against the Justice League, and J'onn J'onzz leaves him with a mystery box that could possibly take down the League.

Only for Bendis to come along and give us...all of this. GA relegated to yet another team where he feels placed in just for name recognition, not because he wanted to join the t more

Checkmate #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
Released: Jun 23, 2021

From the award-winning creative team behind last year’s Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics’ deadliest saga. Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world, but what is the secret behind its power? The planet’s last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be this motley collection of spymasters, now teamed up t...

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Assassin's Creed - Jun 22, 2021

And that is the reason my dear gentleman why I never look at the writer only in the delivery that is being given. A writer can develop better in one character than in another, the publisher greatly influences the filters and the direction they want to give the title. Even the best writer can be blocked or groggy or discouraged.

Assassin's Creed - Jun 22, 2021

Oh! holy cow! hahahaha, you are the place of the comment I apologize. I am new to this thing.

deen rated Justice League #63 Jun 22, 2021
2.0

Justice League #63

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Xermanico
Released: Jun 23, 2021

The Trial of Naomi commences! After the shocking events of the last few issues of Justice League, the team is forced to confront its larger issues as a group and the responsibilities the League has to the world where they live versus the Multiverse at large. Guest stars galore as Justice League members from the past come to give guidance for the fu...

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deen rated Rorschach #9 Jun 19, 2021
9.0

Rorschach #9

By: Tom King, Jorge Forns
Released: Jun 9, 2021

The detective has found where the source of this tragedy began. Where Laura learned to shoot, a place where she not only learned to kill but also has killed, and where she brought Rorschach to turn him into an assassin as well. As the timelines crisscross, the man trying to undo this mess only falls deeper into it.

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deen added Rorschach (2020) to their pull list Jun 19, 2021

Rorschach (2020)

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.
So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin try...

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deen rated Detective Comics #1037 Jun 19, 2021
8.0

Detective Comics #1037

By: John Ridley, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Jun 9, 2021

Public enemy number 1: BATMAN! Public enemy number 2: Bruce Wayne?! When both Bruce and his alter ego are implicated in the same crime, the cops have some questions - and the Dark Knight is going to have to think quick or risk his identity being exposed to the world! But law enforcement isn’t the only entity hunting the Bat-the titanic MR. WORTH ...

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deen rated DC Pride #1 Jun 19, 2021
9.5

DC Pride #1

By: Marc Andreyko, Kris Anka
Released: Jun 9, 2021

DC celebrates Pride Month with nine all-new stories starring fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, Extraño, Batwoman, Aqualad, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Future State Flash, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and many more! This anthology will also feature:
-The thrilling introduction of new hero DREAMER in the DCU

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deen rated Batman: The Detective #3 Jun 19, 2021
8.5

Batman: The Detective #3

By: Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 9, 2021

Henri Ducard is a man of mystery with a checkered past and a complicated existence…but what deep connection does he have with Bruce Wayne? What lessons did he teach the man who would become Batman? Can Batman use these lessons to save Ducard’s life? Or will Equilibrium strike again?

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