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Hydro-Man reviewed Strange Adventures #12 Oct 15, 2021
3.0

Vision, Omega Men and Mr. Miracle were all great… the first time I read them. King is truly the second coming of Bendis in that he’s out of tricks and every song sounds exactly the same. Next he’ll do a 12-issue maxi about Metamorpho coping with erectile dysfunction. If that sounds ridiculous, it’s cuz it is.

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Strange Adventures #12

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerards
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Mister Terrific hasn't just dug into the past, he's jackhammered it to pieces, exposing Adam Strange's deepest, darkest secrets. If Adam did commit war crimes, he needs to be punished, but how do you pull a hero off the field of battle when he's staving off an alien invasion that supposedly only he can stop? Is the truth worth it? And what if Terri...

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Hydro-Man reviewed X-Men #4 Oct 14, 2021
4.0

Said it last issue, I’ll say it again and FYI, one of the critics is saying the same exact thing almost verbatim:

This is supposed to be the flagship title of the X-books, yet nothing of importance happens in it save for the Ben Urich story, which is moving at a snail’s pace.

Jordin White: “Hey, Jonathan. I know you had that big multi-year plan but we’re going to hav more

X-Men #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Javier Pina
Released: Oct 13, 2021

HEADS UP!
It's Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester... the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that's not the only terror targeting them...

RATED T+

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Merlyn reviewed Superman and the Authority #4 Oct 12, 2021
3.5

Just bad all around and the premise that Grant promised to address was waved off like it was nothing.

Superman and the Authority #4

By: Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Is the team ready for what's next? Will the Man of Steel's new super-group fall apart before they even begin? The Ultra-Humanite has put together his own team of rogues designed to match the Authority fist for fist. This series comes to an explosive conclusion that will threaten to split the Man of Steel in half!

5.0

Superman and the Authority #4

By: Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 13, 2021

Is the team ready for what's next? Will the Man of Steel's new super-group fall apart before they even begin? The Ultra-Humanite has put together his own team of rogues designed to match the Authority fist for fist. This series comes to an explosive conclusion that will threaten to split the Man of Steel in half!

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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #76 Oct 13, 2021
9.0

Okay. I’m even happier than last issue. I’m also convinced this literally has nothing to do with the last arc. This current team planned to do what they planned to do and that’s that. “Yeah, y’know, just throw in a line that he’s sad over Harry or some shit.”

Great issue. Lots of fun. Zeb Wells is awesome. Which is my only concern…. If he’s “cream of the crop” (oh more

Amazing Spider-Man #76

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 13, 2021

• The unthinkable has happened.
•  Zeb Wells and Patrick Gleason will remind you why you love (and hate) comics.
RATED T

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Hydro-Man reviewed Defenders #3 Oct 10, 2021
8.0

If Snyder’s Batman is metal, Ewing’s Defenders are prog rock.

Defenders #3

By: Al Ewing, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Oct 6, 2021

THE DEBUT OF THE DEADLY MORIDUN!
Doctor Strange and his misfit crew land in a world of dark, primal magic - where our world's master of the mystic arts is just a magical morsel for countless hungry sorcerers. The most powerful entity on this plane, the maker of magic itself, already knows the Defenders and their mission. Their paltry abilities ...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Dark Ages #2 Oct 9, 2021
8.0

First, Tom Taylor… Just like there are people who will automatically praise everything he writes, there’s now a group forming who automatically hate everything he writes. That’s probably due to what he is doing recently over at DC. He is not “exploring” social issues as much as just jamming his viewpoints down everyone’s throat. Anyone who says otherwise is full of shit. He and DC can more

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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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #75 Oct 6, 2021
8.0

Not bad. Given the hype, you were probably suspecting this was going to spin straight out of Spencer’s run but it really didn’t. How Pete gets his ass kicked and gives way to Ben taking back over is all in this issue… and it’s not bad.

Amazing Spider-Man #75

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 6, 2021

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is back to thrice-monthly because this story is pure jet fuel. Ben Reilly has returned to NYC and has fully taken back the mantle of Spider-Man, but what does this mean for Peter Parker? The greatest team of web-writers has come together with the most epic arachnid-artists ever assembled to bring you a Spider-story that will shak...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Batman/Superman #22 Sep 30, 2021
9.0

Fun issue. Sad to see this book go. They used Mxy to brilliantly close out the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon but I really liked how Yang played to the strength of the actual format here. Is there an Eisner award for Most Eisner-esque Single Issue?

Batman/Superman #22

By: Gene Luen Yang, Paul Pelletier
Released: Sep 29, 2021

SERIES FINALE! Mr. Mxyzptlk resurrecting Calendar Man from his death during A-Day is causing some reality-rattling consequences. If Superman and Batman are going to prevent a fifth-dimensional god-being from compartmentalizing all of existence, they’re going to need to turn to some unlikely allies.

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10

Awesome comic! Felt so much like an episode and of the show, I was hearing BTAS background music in my head as I was reading it.

And how about Jordan Gibson?? I was bummed when I read about Ty Templeton’s health and that he couldn’t finish the book. Best wishes to him. But kudos to Jordan Gibson! Bruce Timm once said Mike Parobeck drew a better BTAS Batman than he did. Jordan Gibson more

Batman: The Adventures Continue: Season Two #4

By: Alan Burnett, Jordan Gibson
Released: Sep 22, 2021

After a body washes ashore at the Gotham docks, Batman hunts for a mysterious mercenary known simply as the Muscle. But can the Dark Knight protect the assassin’s next target: Detective Renee Montoya?

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Hydro-Man reviewed Batman: Reptilian #4 Sep 29, 2021
8.0

In this issue: Bruce cuts off Waylon’s umbilical cord.

I know that sounds like a synopsis for an episode of Tim & Eric but that actually happens in this comic.

It is weird but I am enjoying it.

Batman: Reptilian #4

By: Garth Ennis, Liam Sharp
Released: Sep 29, 2021

The monster-revealed! Trailing behind the mysterious reptilian menace savaging Gotham, Batman hits the streets hard searching for answers but finds only more questions. The Dark Knight takes his search beneath the streets and into the sewers to seek out Killer Croc. But when he finds the reptilian rogue, he quickly realizes that this may be the st...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 Sep 29, 2021
1.0

The thing I love most about this site is how fair the user reviews are and how the mods, for the most part, do not interfere.

Critic review: shoot your load over whatever social issue is being promoted

User review: review a comic on the basis of its actual content

If the critic review is high and the user review is low, you know all you need to know.

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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Merlyn reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 Sep 28, 2021
1.5

I really hope Tom Taylor gets some money from NGOs after this blatant piece of propaganda on their behalf, I really do. You know, the people who are paid to put refugees in danger on "rescue boats". There's this scene where Taylor explains how "no one puts their children in danger unless it's more dangerous to stay behind." That, my friends, is a big and very fat LIE. Yes, there are people who are more

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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Merlyn - Sep 29, 2021

I mean, I know that people will not like that I say these things, as you can very well see. And I'm sure there are a lot of people who think this way but don't want to get in trouble for it so they stay silent. That's how the mob always wins, by applying enough pressure on people until they shut up and just go about their business because they don't want to put up with their crazy. I don't want to put up with their crazy either but I don't see a solution either in shutting up.

egonnn244 - Sep 29, 2021

Fair enough.

Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #74 Sep 29, 2021
8.0

So, the culmination of Spencer’s run is… Green Goblin revisionist history.

I get a lot of people are going to hate this comic and find this run disappointing overall but overall I enjoyed it. Perfect? Not by any stretch. A lot of enjoyable moments throughout? Yes. And that’s asking a lot coming off the last time Spencer did a lengthy run on one book. At least this one ended with h more

Amazing Spider-Man #74

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Sep 29, 2021

• It's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #875, and the whole ASM team is coming together to bring you a massive issue that is the culmination of three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
•  It's all lead to this... "Hunted," "Sins Rising," "Last Remains," "King's Ransom," "Chameleon Conspiracy," "Sinister War"...and so much more all led to this climax and con...

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Hydro-Man reviewed X-Men #3 Sep 22, 2021
7.5

I have to admit I feel a little less interested in the X-books as a whole since it was confirmed that Marvel scrapped Hickman’s plans. The line is bloated and you would think a comic called X-Men would be the flagship title, the single X-book that matters most… but it doesn’t feel that way. It actually feels less connected to the overarching X-plotlines than X-Force, Wolverine or even the Tr more

X-Men #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 22, 2021

EVOLUTION IS THE ENEMY!
The X-Men are no strangers to being targeted for their genes...but when the High Evolutionary returns with his brand of unnatural selection, the survival of the whole planet is at stake!

Rated T+

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8.5

Death of Doctor Strange #1

By: Jed MacKay, Lee Garbett
Released: Sep 22, 2021

DEATH COMES FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME!
Doctor Stephen Strange is the world's greatest neurosurgeon and Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. He defends our planet from the supernatural and interdimensional threats no other hero is equipped to handle. But what would happen if he unexpectedly died? Who would protect Earth and keep the mystical evils at bay? A...

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Merlyn reviewed Nightwing #84 Sep 21, 2021
1.5

Wow, the art was so, so ugly that it distracted me from Taylor's juvenile writing, honestly the transition from Redondo to this is just awful. And I just love the part where Nightwing thinks it's a great idea to endanger people IN THEIR OWN HOMES by putting them in the Magistrate goons' line of fire, great heroism there, Tom Taylor, you utter idiot.

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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Merlyn - Sep 28, 2021

Ok, block it is since you obviously have mental health issues.

fenixalasnegras - Sep 28, 2021

Nightwing has become a children's series with idiotic solutions one after another. That sums it up from my point of view

Hydro-Man reviewed Nightwing #84 Sep 22, 2021
3.0

Only rating this 3 instead of 1 for the art. Dropping this as soon as Fear State is over.

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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Hydro-Man reviewed Batman #113 Sep 22, 2021
9.0

Fear State is the most on-target topical comic on the stands today: the media pushing bs so the gov can control the masses through fear. It’s clear as day in the flashback where Scarecrow reveals his plan to Ghostmaker. He even goes so far as to say Silicon Valley was salivating at the idea.

Batman #113

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 22, 2021

Ghost-Maker reveals a dark revelation about his past connection to Jonathan Crane while Batman puts together the pieces of Scarecrow’s master plan. Using the Unsanity Collective’s technology, the villain plans to detonate a “Fear Bomb” in Gotham City! Backup: Clownhunter has been dosed by the Scarecrow with a deadly fear toxin and is now tr...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Rorschach #12 Sep 19, 2021
7.0

An anticlimactic ending to a mostly decent series.

Despite the title, Rorschach was way more Parallax View than Watchmen. Last issue is where all the pieces came together. This issue, *SPOILERS*, the good guy takes out the bad guy. Really not much more to issue #12 than that.

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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Hydro-Man reviewed Fantastic Four #35 Sep 16, 2021
9.0

Great issue! Too often publishers use anniversaries to sell you a bloated comic that isn’t rooted in continuity and has a bunch of creative teams that suck. Not the case here at all…

The lead story was extra-sized and a great celebration of FF history. Did find it funny how it reminded me of the Venture Bros episode, “Twenty Years to Midnight.”

The back-up by former more

Fantastic Four #35

By: Dan Slott, John Romita
Released: Sep 15, 2021

A TITANIC 60TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang's final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Join the FF and some special surpris...

Hydro-Man reviewed Batman '89 #2 Sep 15, 2021
1.0

Loved the first issue so much. All I can say to this one is LOL.

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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