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Norholr rated Amazing Spider-Man #6 Jul 27, 2022
6.0

Amazing Spider-Man #6

By: Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jul 27, 2022

LANDMARK ISSUE #900!
•  The nine-hundredth issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comes out the month of Spider-Man's 60th Anniversary, and we are pulling out ALL THE STOPS!
•  Someone from Spider-Man's past has captured the Sinister Six and used them to create the truly terrifying SINISTER ADAPTOID!
•  This is one of the biggest adven...

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Norholr reviewed Task Force Z #10 Jul 27, 2022
8.0

A pleasant reading, art is still good, I do not like the use of flashbacks however there is no abuse of this.

Task Force Z #10

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: Jul 27, 2022

The rise of Powers Industries! Red Hood and what remains of his Task Force Z squad are on the run and investigating the secrets of their former benefactor, Powers Industries. What they discover will change Batman history forever. Meanwhile, inside Powers Industries, Mr. Bloom and Man-Bat are hard at work betraying their teammates with no remorse.

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7.5

Batman: Beyond the White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jun 29, 2022

The hunt continues as Bruce Wayne searches for the most dangerous offspring in Neo-Gotham, the daughter of The Joker! Little does he know the new Batman is right behind him, waiting for just the right moment to strike and put an end to the older generation of heroes in the city. All seems to be going according to plan for Derek Powers, as his true ...

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Norholr rated Task Force Z #9 Jul 1, 2022
9.5

Task Force Z #9

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: Jun 29, 2022

Are we the baddies? After the shocking (but not really) betrayal by Mr. Bloom, the new Task Force Z are public enemy number one. All of Gotham is hunting for them. They are out of money, out of friends, and out of Lazarus Resin. But now they will have to face their most dangerous foe yet-and it's one of their own!

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Norholr rated Task Force Z #8 May 24, 2022
9.5

Task Force Z #8

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Eddy Barrows
Released: May 25, 2022

All-new team! Same old problems! After losing everything, Task Force Z has finally discovered who their real enemy is. Jason and his team are on the run, underpowered, and outgunned. But everyone knew this was really just a Suicide Squad when they signed up, right? One way or another, they are going to finish this. Only one thing stands in their wa...

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Norholr rated Human Target #6 Mar 23, 2022
1.5

Human Target #6

By: Tom King, Greg Smallwood
Released: Mar 23, 2022

"The most acclaimed book of the year continues!
After a tragic confrontation leaves a Justice Leaguer dead, Christopher Chance, the Human Target, is one step closer to solving his own murder...but also one step closer to his own grave. With only six days left, can he find the truth through webs of lies?"

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Norholr rated Rogues #1 Mar 23, 2022
5.5

Rogues #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Leomacs
Released: Mar 23, 2022

Ten years ago, the Rogues disbanded and went their separate ways. But time hasn't been kind to the former blue-collar super-criminals. Caught in an endless cycle of prison, rehab, dead-end jobs, broken relationships, probation, and endless restitution fees, the Rogues are sick of paying for their crimes. Luckily, Captain Cold has a plan. One last j...

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Norholr rated Task Force Z #6 Mar 23, 2022
10

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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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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7.5

DC still does not understand the concept of the manga.
In this issues the art has a lot of quality, the story was not that attractive but it had many moments of involuntary humor like the one where a drugged Dick fills his world with colors and a transforming Jason I don't know, I just hope that the DC shutdown rumors may not be true, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Future State: Gotham #11

By: Dennis Culver, Nikola Cizmesija
Released: Mar 9, 2022

The Next Joker's rampage continues! All hell breaks loose in Gotham City as Jason Todd, a.k.a. Peacekeeper Red, enlists the Next Batman and Hunter Panic to battle the Next Joker for the life of...Tobias Whale? Plus, Talia makes a move that will change Nightwing forever!

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Norholr rated Future State: Gotham #11 Mar 8, 2022
7.5

Future State: Gotham #11

By: Dennis Culver, Nikola Cizmesija
Released: Mar 9, 2022

The Next Joker's rampage continues! All hell breaks loose in Gotham City as Jason Todd, a.k.a. Peacekeeper Red, enlists the Next Batman and Hunter Panic to battle the Next Joker for the life of...Tobias Whale? Plus, Talia makes a move that will change Nightwing forever!

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Norholr rated Detective Comics #1056 Mar 8, 2022
7.5

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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Merlyn reviewed The Sheriff Of Babylon Deluxe Feb 20, 2022
8.0

Pretty decent book, I feel like this is more King's wheelhouse than superhero stories are.

The Sheriff Of Babylon Deluxe

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerards

Baghdad, 2003. In an effort to establish some semblance of order in the war-torn city, Florida cop-turned-military-consultant Chris Henry has been assigned to train cadets in law enforcement. But good intentions are not immune to the chaos found in the post-9/11 Middle East. When one of Henry's trainees is found dead, he's forced to ally himself wi...

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Merlyn reviewed The Man of Steel #6 Feb 20, 2022
7.5

Review for the whole book. This was good, I read it a very, very long time ago and just re-read it right now and it's good, it's just... not as good as people remember it. The Bizarro issue is by far the best.

The Man of Steel #6

By: John Byrne

Clark Kent's childhood sweetheart Lana Lang is back in Smallville, and the Man of Steel decides to pay her a visit. In the process, Clark learns the truth of his home planet of Krypton and the life his people led--but what does it mean for his future on Earth?

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Merlyn posted on their own profile Jan 16, 2022

Since I was contacted by Dan because some people here are complaining about my reviews, I decided, as a show of good faith, to unblock everyone in my block list. All the same, as I'm sure some people will go back to their usual routine, I do propose that if you, a user, are bothered by my posts, by all means, ignore me and if you ask me to do the same, I will do it. That doesn't mean that if a book is bad, I won't review it, it just means some people should learn to deal with different opinions.

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SenpaifenixJäger - Jan 18, 2022

Woow, is everything alright? There was already someone mad about your departure on my twitter sending me messages. Sorry mate, not being aware of all this bullying at your person, for one or two comics, I've stopped reading the it and gone for the manga. I'm sorry to read all this. And of course you have my support, anyway, I don't want to be in a place where there is no freedom to give or read a mature review, and your friend is one of the few who has the balls to do so.

Merlyn - Jan 18, 2022

@fenix: Everything is fine for now, thanks for the support! @E-Motion: What have you seen on twitter? I'm trying to stay away from twitter as much as I can. Btw, I don't follow critic reviews either. The only website I still follow for critic reviews is Weird Science, I find the reviews there pretty honest, they don't praise DC or Marvel just so the Big Two can give them free comics to read.

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6.5

A Next Joker (does everyone have to be Next?), The insistence to put Rose as a correct partner to Jason because they need to erase Artemis who was the couple that most of the fans liked (C'mon! Now result Rose hurt him more than dying, or the betrayals that he has experienced from his own family or anything). The character of Hunter Panic (from the Mother of Panic series) doesn't feel very solid more

Future State: Gotham #9

By: Corinna Sara Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Released: Jan 12, 2022

Peacekeeper Red teams up with Hunter Panic to learn the origins of the Next Joker from the only person who seems to have answers: Punchline! Can Jason Todd convince her to help in time to stop this deadly new Joker from killing his latest victim? And what will he have to give her to get her to do it?

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Merlyn posted on their own profile Jan 14, 2022

Ok, good news from DC. Flashpoint Beyond mini-series, starring Thomas Wayne, with #0 written by Geoff Johns and the six remaining issues co-written by Jeremy Adams, current writer of The Flash. The premise sounds super fun and if Adams' Flash is any indication, it should be that way. Kind of weird how Thomas Wayne, a dark character, will fit into that but we'll see. It can't be worse than what King did, that's for sure. Williamson is already starting to fix the character back from that atrocity.

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Amazing Psycamorean is now following Merlyn Jan 18, 2022

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Mout - Jan 19, 2022

I've always like Milan better than the other Italian teams, Liverpool is a joy to watch and Barça... Needs to get better

Amazing Psycamorean - Jan 19, 2022

Bringing up sports in my presence gives you both yellow cards.

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Merlyn reviewed Dark Ages #4 Jan 12, 2022
3.5

I see Tom Taylor continues with his hate of the Western world, but this time instead of shitting on America, he chooses Europe as his target, with hints that Wakanda is "far nicer than Europe" and, honestly, the idea of immigration from Europe to Africa is laughable considering the actual reality right now where Europe doesn't know how to stop the immigration from Africa and ended up paying a dict more

Dark Ages #4

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Jan 12, 2022

A group of heroes have crossed dark seas in a desperate and dangerous attempt to save their friends. But before the heroes can save the world, they must first survive the most treacherous place on Earth - Europe!

RATED T+

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Merlyn - Jan 14, 2022

I know we don't always see eye to eye and we definitely see the world through different lenses but I usually managed to go beyond that and have honest conversations with you about comics stuff. That can't be done with him so yeah, I'm steering away from his crazy as much as I can.

Onomatopoeia - Jan 15, 2022

Fair enough.

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Merlyn reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #7 Jan 18, 2022
5.5

I think someone should let in Jon on the fact that he joined a cult. Yeah, "the Truth" is a cult, even though Taylor tries to sell it as something else, a "rEvOlUtIoN". And the art is bad, I wasn't a fan of Timms' art but this is much, much worse. I swear there's a panel where Jon looks like a girl, I've seen this in the annual too but ignored it, when it's repeated though I can't ignore it. There more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #7

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Jan 19, 2022

Superman has recovered from the devastating attack against him. After the life-changing events of issue #5, Jon Kent and his new ally Jay Nakamura are ready to strike back. They are on a collision course with the type of power that is used to swatting problems out of the way. But Superman is not so easily swatted.

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Bats20832 - Jan 23, 2022

When you think of a character like Superman whose fiction stories included fighting real enemies: Nazi Germany, imperial Axis Japan, KKK, etc., Gamorra seems absurd. But that was another age when comics writers, like Sandman Wesley Dodds co-creator, fought and died for freedom. Today, as read this, mass-murder in Chicago is routine, and children regularly sacrificed. Not one comics hero lifts a finger to encourage protecting their lives. Comics sci-fi writers simply squeeze eyes shut to reality.

Merlyn - Jan 23, 2022

Not only that, they encourage the dissolution of society's norms and institutions in the hopes that if enough people will give up on that and their freedoms, eventually their "revolution" will come to fruition.

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Merlyn reviewed Blue & Gold #5 Jan 18, 2022
3.5

Yeah, this is getting boring, nothing here was funny or interesting, I'm pretty disappointed.

Blue & Gold #5

By: Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook
Released: Jan 19, 2022

Blue and Gold Restoration is open for business! Only issue is, our duo is falling apart while their waiting room is packed to the brim with mostly illegitimate problems. Now Omnizon, self-appointed ruler of Earth, is here to sentence Booster and Beetle to death for disobeying her royal rule of the land. It’ll take a friend from the future to save...

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Merlyn reviewed Detective Comics #1049 Jan 18, 2022
8.0

Decent first story but I really liked the backup here, it got interesting.

Detective Comics #1049

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Jan 19, 2022

When Huntress elected to go undercover in Arkham Tower, it was to investigate a place of healing that seemed too good to be true. But what happens when Helena Bertinelli really does need some healing? With Nightwing and Batwoman also on the inside, what began as an undercover mission has turned into a rescue operation as the mysteries of Dr. Wear...

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Bats20832 - Jan 24, 2022

On 9/8/2021, Mariko Tamaki wrote on her Twitter page, while she enjoyed being 2 weeks off, she missed torturing Batman. "After two weeks off, it's back to Batman and mayhem. Admittedly, I missed torturing these guys." So if it was anyone else, "maybe funny?" But I thought she was serious. Tweet and anything she posted before 11/4/2021 is GONE. I mentioned it here on 9/16 in review of Detective Comics #1042. https://comicbookroundup.com/comic-books/reviews/dc-comics/detective-comics-(2016)/1042

Bats20832 - Jan 24, 2022

To clarify, Tamaki had one retweet at beginning of 11/2021, and didn't post anything herself until end of 11/2021. I imagine the DCEU media PR team thought maybe they should decide what she says - which I THINK IS WRONG. I believe in Free Speech. And if she really hates the Batman character, that is HER RIGHT. It's not right to have writing that character, that's all.

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Merlyn reviewed Icon & Rocket: Season One #5 Jan 18, 2022
7.0

The first three issues were great, and while this issue wasn't bad, it had some problems. I particularly don't like Icon's voice here, he is justified in his actions, however he doesn't sound as the old Icon. I'm sure Dwayne McDuffie, God bless his soul, wouldn't have approved of this voice for the character. I still think Hudlin vastly overestimates the economy's reliance on drugs but the discuss more

Icon & Rocket: Season One #5

By: Hudlin Entertainment inc., Doug Braithwaite
Released: Jan 19, 2022

Static is extremely interested in the new teen hero on the scene-but the feeling on Rocket’s part is most certainly not mutual! Can’t someone threaten the entire world again so she has an excuse to shake this guy? Be careful what you wish for…

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Merlyn reviewed Wonder Woman: Evolution #3 Jan 18, 2022
6.5

I liked this up until the part with Silver Swan, I just can't buy the victim narrative Phillips is selling for her.

Wonder Woman: Evolution #3

By: Stephanie Phillips, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jan 19, 2022

As the trial for all humankind begins, with Wonder Woman serving as the defendant for all of Earth, godlike cosmic accusers present an extensive list of charges against humanity. Does the capacity for good outweigh the great evils done to one another and the entire planet? Diana must believe it does…or else all the people she has sworn to protect...

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Merlyn reviewed Nightwing #88 Jan 18, 2022
2.5

I know a lot of people are losing their minds over the "new" suit and the Titans making an appearance but I just can't get over all the cringey dialogue. I'm sure Taylor thinks he's funny but the "jokes" just aren't landing and the "quippy" dialogue is not that quippy. Heartless is pretty annoying, I hope Blockbuster kills him because he's not a good addition to the Nightwing mythos. I also cringe more

Nightwing #88

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jan 19, 2022

The blue stripes are back! Nightwing gets an updated suit starting this issue! Meanwhile, after the distressing events of rescuing Haley from getting dognapped by bad guys, Nightwing discovers there are way more hits on Dick Grayson than he realized, thanks to going public about his fortune, and he needs to find a clever way to be Dick Grayson and ...

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Mingthemerciless - Jan 21, 2022

I ll tell you what hes trying to do by following us Merlyn. He believes that eventually he will catch a sentence or a post that he can go to admin with and cry "phobe" or "bigot" or "insurrectionist" or whatever lefty sobriquet and then get us removed. You should see by now hes a very damaged individual and he seethes at you. His agenda is revenge driven and troll buddies he has here are part of trying to bait and insult you to get the "evidence"he thinks he will need. Hes a very ugly individual

M. eAmor - Jan 22, 2022

Chill already, all of you.

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Merlyn reviewed Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #7 Jan 18, 2022
2.5

King still doesn't get Supergirl but that's not even the main issue. You can misunderstand a character and still write an entertaining story but this is just super boring. The only good news here is there is only one issue left of this. Definitely not the best Supergirl story ever, though lately there are no good Supergirl stories, unfortunately.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #7

By: Tom King, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jan 19, 2022

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for…the capture of Krem! With the fugitive in custody, Supergirl must now deal with his allies, the ungodly Brigands! To stop them once and for all, she must leave Ruthye behind with the man who killed her beloved father. Can she trust the young girl to let the villain of our story live long enough to stand...

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Norholr rated Future State: Gotham #9 Jan 11, 2022
8.5

Future State: Gotham #9

By: Corinna Sara Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Released: Jan 12, 2022

Peacekeeper Red teams up with Hunter Panic to learn the origins of the Next Joker from the only person who seems to have answers: Punchline! Can Jason Todd convince her to help in time to stop this deadly new Joker from killing his latest victim? And what will he have to give her to get her to do it?

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Norholr rated Detective Comics #1044 Oct 26, 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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Norholr rated Robin #7 Oct 26, 2021
7.0

Robin #7

By: Joshua Williamson, Max Dunbar
Released: Oct 27, 2021

It was the smooch heard ‘round the world…and it’s the one thing Damian Wayne DIDN’T see coming his way in the Lazarus Tournament! As Robin battles for the secrets of eternal life against the deadliest killers on the planet, can he-will he-DARE HE-survive…a girlfriend?

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