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Joined: Jul 28, 2021 About Me: Another nerd wanting to share his thoughts on the books he reads. Love marvel, dc, boom studios, image, vertigo, etc.

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BigCliff reviewed Titans United #2 Oct 13, 2021
8.0

What I thought was going to be a rather lackluster story, issue two provides the needed boost for me to continue reading this story. The team seems to have more personality, or it at least it's translated better in this issue. The artwork is still wonderful. Character interactions are fun, especially Conner & Jason's constant bickering. It's just all entertaining. Why is superboy so angry? I think more

Titans United #2

By: Cavan Scott, Jose Luis
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Guest-Starring Hawk and Dove! The Titans uncover a plot against them. Someone has been stealing their powers, but who? And what has it got to do with Superboy? Guest-starring Hawk and Dove.

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BigCliff reviewed Radiant Black #1 Oct 12, 2021
10

reading thew first volume has me looking back on this & damn! Higgins set you up for what you think is a classic, run of the mill, superhero story. But knowing where this story goes...this issue just hits more.

Radiant Black #1

By: Kyle Higgins, Marcello Costa
Released: Feb 10, 2021

For fans of INVINCIBLE and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comes a brand-new ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer KYLE HIGGINS (Ultraman, C.O.W.L.) and artist MARCELO COSTA that reinvents superheroes for a new generation!

Nathan Burnett has just turned thirty, and things aren't great: He's working (and failing) at two jobs, his credit card de...

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BigCliff reviewed Dark Ages #2 Oct 7, 2021
10

This issue concludes all the set up for Taylor's story. We get a glimpse of the many characters, hopefully even more, in the story & we get the villains big plan. Fun issue.

Dark Ages #2

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Oct 6, 2021

It has been years since the age of technology ended in a single moment, like a switch had been flicked to off for an entire planet. Now Earth's heroes attempt to bring humanity together in the darkness. X-Men and Avengers, vigilantes and villains all work together to create something better. But something darker than the night is descending on the ...

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BigCliff reviewed Daredevil #4 Oct 2, 2021
10

Classic Daredevil vs Punisher debate. The usual discussion about who's in the right when it comes to acting justice. Daredevil knows he has the capability to kill, but he won't! He's not a monster. Punisher on the other hand...is a monster.

Daredevil #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Apr 17, 2019

KNOW FEAR - PART 4
Rated T+

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BigCliff reviewed Daredevil #3 Oct 2, 2021
10

Daredevil vs Detective Cole North. Straight up boxing match.

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Rated T+

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BigCliff reviewed Daredevil #2 Oct 2, 2021
10

Issue one ask the question of "is daredevil's heroic antics motivated by violence." Issue two ask "can you trust the devil?" Can fog believe Matt? can the defenders believe him? What about Matt himself? Who's the mystery person setting Daredevil up? I think it's sabertooth. GREAT ISSUE!

Daredevil #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 27, 2019

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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BigCliff reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 Sep 29, 2021
10

Jon Kent is now the only superman on earth & damn!!!!! This journey is about to be insane.

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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BigCliff reviewed Deathstroke Inc. #1 Sep 29, 2021
7.0

Why does Deathstroke want to be a hero? Fun set up to what could be promising. My favorite thing about this issue is the use of the BOW! BANG! BOOM! words in this issue. felt different. But I also don't really care but im gonna keep reading since I like the team up of Black Canary & Deathstroke.

Deathstroke Inc. #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Sep 29, 2021

After suffering too many losses, Slade Wilson decides it’s time for a change. When he’s enlisted to work with an ages-old secret organization called T.R.U.S.T. who want to take down the heavy-hitter villains, he’s all in. They’ll supply him with an all-new team and resources for his new mission into the depths of the weirdest parts of the D...

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BigCliff reviewed Daredevil #1 Sep 29, 2021
9.0

PHENEMONAL!!!!!! I don't even know where to start with this review.


What happens when the hero hungers for violence? Do they stay the hero, the villain, or do they become lost? What if they were lost from the start? Are you delusional when you think you're the hands of God? If Jesus used violence to right a wrong, are you still justified in you use of violence? These are the many more

Daredevil #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 6, 2019

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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BigCliff reviewed Shang-Chi #4 Sep 27, 2021
4.0

Can we stop calling this a "VS" series? Shang just interacts with all these heroes, he doesn't actually fight them. I read issue one because I thought it would promise spider-man vs Shang-chi but it doesn't. So I stopped reading & pick this issue up & guess what? He doesn't actually interact with the Fantastic four nor fight them. They make small, unnecessary appearances. Yes this is leading to a more

Shang-Chi #4

By: Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan
Released: Sep 8, 2021

SHANG-CHI VS. THE FANTASTIC FOUR!
•  Someone has been sending Shang-Chi strange messages in his dreams...
•  ...and the messages seem to be coming from the Negative Zone!
•  But who is sending him these messages? And what do they mean?
•  And why are the Fantastic Four stan...

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BigCliff reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 Sep 26, 2021
10

A very topical issue.

How does the son of superman juggle the weight of wanting to make a change in your world, finding a sense of individuality while wanting to uphold a legacy, & the opposition that comes with it? That's what Jon Kent's struggles in this issue & I like the way Tom Taylor handles these topics. He presents that John wants in part to do good but he also wants a private more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #2

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Jonathan Kent now dons his father’s cape, but can he be Superman and still have a normal life? It’s tough in this modern world. Danger is everywhere. The new Superman learns this the hard way on his first day of college, and a deadly attack forces Jon to step from the shadows and into the spotlight-where his identity is exposed to the Truth, an...

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BigCliff reviewed Nightwing #84 Sep 25, 2021
5.5

An ok start to a filler arc. Artwork is dope though.

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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BigCliff reviewed Batman #635 Sep 21, 2021
10

I believe this is the first issue of Judd Winick's "Batman: Under The Red Hood." I own the Tradepaperback and the first chapter in that book is #635, so I'm guessing, though the artwork is different, this is the start of the story. If that's the case, im gonna write my review for each chapter starting with this issue. Enjoy

I never read the "under the red hood" story but I own the anim more

Batman #635

By: Judd Winick, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 29, 2004

Shocking revelations and age-old foes make this storyline a must-have! The Dark Knight is confronted with a hidden face from the past--it's the return of the Red Hood! With Black Mask controlling the Gotham underworld, what role will the dangerous Red Hood have when all is said and done?

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BigCliff reviewed Titans United #1 Sep 19, 2021
7.0

A classic start to what I hope is a great titans run. This feels like the titans I know & love. Every character feels like themselves but what I enjoy the most is that the team is presented as a well-oiled machine. I can feel the history & years of history with this team, even with the addition of Red hood. The obvious outlier, because of his comicbook history, still blends well with the others. H more

Titans United #1

By: Cavan Scott, Jose Lus
Released: Sep 15, 2021

The Titans face their greatest challenge-their own powers! Nightwing, Donna Troy, Superboy, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Red Hood kick off a thrilling new case that will lead one of their own to question not only their place on the team, but their very existence.

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BigCliff reviewed Batman #24 Sep 18, 2021
10

Favorite Moments:

1. Welcome to Bat Country - batman is here and he's not going anywhere. Love the introduction to the caped crusader in this issue. Mainly for the use of the billboard using red hood members for the shape of the bat symbol.

2. Bruce Wayne is the hero of this issue instead of batman. It's takes Bruce standing in front of the press & all of Gotham, alive, and more

Batman #24

By: Scott Snyder, Danny Miki
Released: Oct 9, 2013

Zero Year Part Four! In this amazing, double-sized issue, Batman is on the trail of the Red Hood Gang and their mysterious leader, secret origins are revealed, and a major surprise will change the course of Zero Year and Batmans life!

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BigCliff reviewed Batman #23 Sep 16, 2021
8.0

WOW! This is the most brutal beating I've seen Bruce Wayne get. It's also impressive how he's able to get up right after coming close to death & keep fighting. This issue is probably my favorite origin for Batman. It's a lot to unpack with this issue but it's so great.

Batman #23

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 14, 2013

Witness the moment Bruce Wayne becomes Batman as "Zero Year" makes history! And in the backup story, a young Bruce Wayne fights for his life in a death match in Russia!

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BigCliff reviewed Justice League: Last Ride #5 Sep 16, 2021
10

Spectacular issue that left me, again, wanting more. Zdarsky continues his phenomenal storytelling but this time we finally get to see the climax to some sections of the story, that we've either been leading to, or it was left purposely vague. For example, we learn how Hal Jordan became the strongest living power battery in the universe. And we see the first confrontation, which has been boiling u more

Justice League: Last Ride #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Sep 15, 2021

APOKOLIPS-NOT AS SAFE A PLACE TO HIDE A WAR CRIMINAL AS YOU’D THINK! The Justice League has been tasked with bringing the master of war crimes, your one and only Lobo, to trial in order to account for a life of treachery. But while the League thought Apokolips would be the safest place to store a wanted murderer, there are others out on the hunt ...

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BigCliff reviewed Batman #22 Sep 15, 2021
10

Alfred slapped Bruce Wayne! I loved it! Issue 22 is filled with impressive visuals, enticing character exchanges & conversations.

Batman #22

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jul 10, 2013

The second chapter of "Zero Year" delves into Bruce Wayne's past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent! And in the backup story, a secret moment from Bruce's training abroad is revealed for the first time!

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BigCliff reviewed Batman #21 Sep 14, 2021
10

This is how you get someone invested in a character's first year as a hero. When you have a character who's main focus is simply to "make sure no-one experiences what I did in that alley," and doesn't care about their name nor their family's legacy, you introduce the reader to a story where the protagonist has to struggle with their pain, grief & obsession to never experience that trauma again. So more

Batman #21

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jun 12, 2013

Witness The New 52 origin of The Dark Knight in BATMAN: ZERO YEAR! Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce Wayne takes the final steps toward his destiny! And in the backup story, learn more about how different Gotham City was at this dangerous point in time.

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BigCliff reviewed Static: Season One #3 Sep 12, 2021
8.0

This feels like I'm watching Sam Raimi's 2002 Spiderman unfold. This is continues the classic coming of age story for Virgil. I love it. We finally get the suit, which is badass. And we get some needed character growth from Virgil. The conversation with his father felt real & authentic. It was helpful, truthful, realistic & more. Can't wait for issue 4. My only problem is the switch in artist. Chr more

Static: Season One #3

By: Vita Ayala, ChrisCross
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The government believes the super-powered teenage “Bang Babies” of Dakota are out of control…and they’re too dangerous to be allowed on the streets! When his classmates start disappearing, Virgil Hawkins wants to do the right thing and expose what’s going on…but is there any way to do so without Static getting snatched up himself?

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BigCliff reviewed Nightwing #56 Sep 10, 2021
10

Shrike VS Nightwing finally begins! Much happens in this issue but it's affective. First things first, this is a villain centric issue. It focuses on Shrike, Soames & Freddy moving forward with their personal agendas. Somaes & Freddy are plotting their prison escape while, more importantly, Shrike is starting his hunt for nightwing & it's great. It's the seasoned hunter vs the unbeknownst prey. Sh more

Nightwing #56

By: Chuck Dixon, Greg Land
Released: Apr 11, 2001

Tad and Dudley have had enough and are planning to break out of prison at any cost. Meanwhile, Blockbuster prepares to unleash his latest weapon--the assassin known as Shrike--on an unsuspecting Nightwing!

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BigCliff reviewed Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1 Sep 5, 2021
1.0

i just didn't care. The art really threw me off.

Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1

By: James Tynion IV, Riccardo Federici
Released: Sep 1, 2021

The event over a year in the making begins Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe! Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0 and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might h...

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6.0

I have a lot of problems with this issue but a lot of praise to give this issue. This issue has plenty of great moments. Such as Nightwing's banter & speech during "The Lesson Plan." It shows just how great of a character he is. The complete juxtaposition to batman in every way but honors him simultaneously. He's vibrant, energetic, happy, colorful & more. All of this shines through his costume, p more

80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Robin #1

By: Marv Wolfman, Tom Grummett
Released: Mar 18, 2020

DC Comics celebrates Robin the Boy Wonder's 80th anniversary in style with an all-star creative team representing each iteration of the iconic character across eight decades of history! From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Step...

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BigCliff reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 3, 2021
8.0

The Smartest people noticed a pattern. The Telepaths felt it. But the SPIDERS sensed it first. Reading that build up within the first few pages really got me on board with whatever Tom Taylor is going to do with this story. I will say that it's very basic set up, but it works. To put the icing on the cake, you have Peter Parker as the narrator so it automatically becomes relatable since he's marve more

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
...

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BigCliff reviewed Nightwing #83 Aug 28, 2021
10

and we're done! The first arc is complete and it's an interesting one. It's so much fun and has so many great moments. I just wish we had more from the villains but I know more of their wants/needs will be revealed.

Nightwing #83

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Aug 18, 2021

It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it-and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Blüdhaven's so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes...

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BigCliff reviewed Eat The Rich #1 Aug 27, 2021
7.0

If you've seen it once, you've seen them all. Person goes to visit their partner's rich family & discovers their secrets. I want to enjoy because it has some interesting ideas but i feel like I've read & watched this before.

Eat The Rich #1

By: Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak
Released: Aug 18, 2021

What unspeakable horror eats away at the heart of Crestfall Bluffs?

With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to summer with her boyfriend Astor in his seemingly perfect hometown of Crestfall Bluffs.

It's a chance to finally meet Astor's family and childhood friends, all while enjoying a vacation with every need ...

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BigCliff reviewed Nightwing #81 Aug 27, 2021
7.0

Why is this series so good? Mainly because Taylor just keeps writing really great moments that showcase how fascinating & challenging Nightwing's world can be.My favorite moment in this issue is seeing the citizens of Bludhaven rally together to rescue those kids on the pier. It's the highlight of this issue for me because it proves that Dick's idea of the city is correct when he said "the people more

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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BigCliff reviewed Nightwing #80 Aug 26, 2021
10

The momentum is still going strong with this issue. So many great moments such as Babs & Dick "do they or do they not like them situation (the scene where dick is being interrogated,) good action & most importantly, the introduction of Tim Drake. He literally adds the dynamic that a loving little brother would. He's funny, smart, sympathetic & more. A lot of classic moments and panels/scenes with more

Nightwing #80

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: May 19, 2021

Dick Grayson’s always had a big heart. From protecting those persecuted by bullies in his youth, to combating evil alongside Batman as Robin, to pledging his newly inherited wealth to enriching Blüdhaven as Nightwing-his kindness and generosity have always guided his life. But now a new villain stalks the back alleys of Blüdhaven, removing the ...

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BigCliff reviewed Nightwing #79 Aug 24, 2021
10

Continues to be an exceptional nightwing run. Artwork is beautiful, the story feels like the Dick Grayson I KNOW & LOVE. This issue continues what was set up in the previous issue where dick finally knows what to do with the money. He wants to become a safety net for the citizens of Bludhaven. We see him helping on the micro level with the dad & son but the end of the book has him now wanting to h more

Nightwing #79

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help...

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BigCliff reviewed Nightwing #78 Aug 23, 2021
10

SUCH A GREAT START & RETURN TO FORM. I stopped reading nightwing after Sam Humphries Nightwing: The Untouchable because that is my favorite nightwing run & it went downhill after that. I also didn't care for when Dick Grayson got shot, so I wasn't reading nightwing for a while. But once I heard that one of my favorite writers, Tom Taylor, was writing nightwing, I made sure to read the first issue. more

Nightwing #78

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Nightwing is back-and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the h...

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