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Hydro-Man reviewed Flash #786 Sep 25, 2022
10

This issue was perfect. It tied into Dark Crisis (lots of great guest appearances) and still moved the main Flash storyline forward (Linda’s powers). Writing and art were both excellent.

Flash #786

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Sep 21, 2022

Wally West is exhausted, and has been running nonstop since even before he had to step up in the wake of the loss of the Justice League. But, as he's figured out what he needs to do to free Barry (while also keeping Wallace from falling into Pariah's plans), he's also long overdue for a chat with Linda...

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Bruno Mael reviewed Daredevil #3 Sep 14, 2022
4.0

So the Guardian Angel plot was useless?? LMAO that plot was shit but we spent 2 issues on it, you can't just throw it away and say "Daredevil doesn't have time for that"

And if he doesn't have time for that, WHY SHOULD WE HAVE??

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Sep 14, 2022

DAREDEVIL SAVES THE WORLD!
With more ambitious and aggressive goals than ever before, DAREDEVIL has started putting together a team - but not everyone wants to be a part of Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios' vision of the future. As Matt and Elektra grow increasingly distant from the super hero community and closer to one another, DAREDEVIL wil...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Daredevil #3 Sep 18, 2022
6.0

The first two issues were great but a total loss of momentum with #3. All for what??? To retread fallout from Devil’s Reign that we already knew about? I don’t get it…

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Sep 14, 2022

DAREDEVIL SAVES THE WORLD!
With more ambitious and aggressive goals than ever before, DAREDEVIL has started putting together a team - but not everyone wants to be a part of Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios' vision of the future. As Matt and Elektra grow increasingly distant from the super hero community and closer to one another, DAREDEVIL wil...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #9 Sep 16, 2022
5.0

Maybe I made the mistake of viewing the reviews before I read it but it did suck. I’m tired of waiting for this run to “click.” It’s just not good. Every creative team change, we hope for something better and get something worse.

Amazing Spider-Man #9

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Sep 14, 2022

HELLFIRE GALA TIE-IN!
•  Something happens at the Hellfire Gala that sends Spider-Man and WOLVERINE on a dangerous mission all over creation!
•  That's right - the best duo in comics is back, but who are they fighting, and what (or who) are they fighting for? NO SPOILERS HERE!
RATED T+

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Hydro-Man reviewed Batman vs. Robin #1 Sep 16, 2022
10

Wonderfully written and illustrated. Hope the return of Alfred is not a bait and switch. I loved everything about this comic! Dripping in nostalgia but moving things forward. Only DC book I bought this week and only one I needed.

Dear DC, put Waid and Johns in charge of the linewide direction but give them a few books to write. Keep Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Chip Z’Darsky and R more

Batman vs. Robin #1

By: Mark Waid, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Sep 14, 2022

Spinning out of the events of both Batman/Superman: World's Finest and Shadow War, father and son will do battle in one of the single most earth-shattering tales ever told!
Deep in the heart of Lazarus Island, the demonic legacy of the al Ghul family line has at last been freed, and the Devil Nezha is out for blood. To reclaim his total domina...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Detective Comics #1063 Aug 25, 2022
8.5

I liked V’s first issue and his second one is solid, too. It’s strange and almost seems like an out-of-continuity tale but I’m intrigued.

Detective Comics #1063

By: Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Aug 24, 2022

Old friends Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent share a moment together asking: At what point does Gotham not need a Batman anymore? As Batman's investigation around Gotham leads him to encounter more and more demonic beings, the one thing they all have in common is...they're all people he fights to keep off the streets and behind bars. But when Two-Face a...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Robin #17 Aug 25, 2022
7.5

I’m going to agree with most of the critics on this one — an underwhelming end to what was otherwise a really good series. Bummer, too, as it was one of the few (and I mean FEW) titles at DC that was even readable. Would be sadder if we didn’t already know Damian will be back in that new Robin vs Batman comic. Waid is killing it with World’s Finest, so I’m optimistic it’ll be good.

Robin #17

By: Joshua Williamson, Roger Cruz
Released: Aug 24, 2022

HEARTBREAK! Lord Death Man reveals the truth about Flatline! Can Robin forgive her?! Since leaving Gotham, Damian has grown and trained to be a hero, but now that story comes to an end as he's pulled into a shocking new story line that will test his role as Robin and his place in the DCU!

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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #8 Aug 25, 2022
7.5

As with last issue, I’m excited at the prospect of the new Pete/Norman dynamic but this issue is all action but little substance. Looks great but moves the ball up one yard.

Amazing Spider-Man #8

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Aug 24, 2022

• Spider-Man has a new costume and accessories that look vaguely...familiar.
•  Is that a GLIDER?!
RATED T+

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7.0

Everything King does with Batman is so hit or miss. I guess OBD Riddler actually succeeds in what it aims to do, but is that necessarily a good thing?

First, I am huge Alan Moore fan. By far my favorite writer of all time. That said, Killing Joke is one of my least favorites of his works. The whole idea of Killing Joke being the flip-side of Batman's origin sounds poetic but it's re more

Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 17, 2022

The Dark Knight's greatest villains get their greatest stories yet! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra's al Ghul-Batman's most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that show why they are the greatest villains in all of comics, spearheaded by today's top talent. We begin with Ba...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Flash #785 Aug 17, 2022
9.0

Great issue. Great Dark Crisis tie-in. Wish more people were reading this book.

Flash #785

By: Jeremy Adams, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Aug 17, 2022

A DARK CRISIS TIE-IN: THE SEARCH FOR BARRY ALLEN! Just when the speedsters seem to have snapped Barry out of Pariah's clutches, Wallace seems to be falling in...and the creator of Barry's mind prisons isn't about to let the team of speedsters just run off. And even if they could, where exactly would they run to...? The Dark Crisis tie-in storyline ...

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10

Another installment of a great series. Silver age plot with Modern age sensibilities.

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #6

By: Mark Waid, Travis Moore
Released: Aug 17, 2022

THE FLYING GRAYSON FLIES THROUGH TIME! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel might have been victorious in their battle against the dreaded Devil Nezha (but were they, though? More on that to come, kids...) but there's one thing they forgot in all the madness...Dick! Robin the Boy Wonder is lost in time like some kind of chrono-Home Alone...and to f...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #7 Aug 11, 2022
8.0

Most interesting issue of this run. At least it goes somewhere.

Amazing Spider-Man #7

By: Zeb Wells, Patrick Gleason
Released: Aug 10, 2022

• Norman Osborn is back! But what does he have planned for Spider-Man?!
•  One of the biggest Spidey status quo changes in years is here!
RATED T+

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7.0

I like the character, I like the writer, but this comic was just ok.

The Worlds Without a JL Superman comic gave us a world Clark might’ve really wanted. I don’t know what to make of John’s fantasy-land. Frankly, I thought the Hawkgirl back-up was better.

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Green Lantern #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Aug 10, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost...but the spirit of the Justice League can never truly die. John Stewart takes flight to defend his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Rayner! Plus: Hawkgirl takes to t...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Detective Comics #1062 Jul 28, 2022
8.0

Strange but at least a step up from Tamaki.

I don’t remember Albuquerque’s art looking so similar to Sean Phillips but I’m digging it. Definitely fits the tone of the comic.

Detective Comics #1062

By: Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 27, 2022

GOTHAM NOCTURNE PART 1 OF 4: OVERTURE. It's a new era for the detective of the night as we introduce award-winning new series writer Ram V (Catwoman, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), and artist extraordinaire Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Superman/Batman)! Together, they'll be turning Gotham into a tragic yet beautiful gothic opera for our ...

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Federico Liguori reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #6 Jul 27, 2022
3.0

I am speechless.
I don't really know what to say. I'm just sad about the state of Spider-Man right now.
This is awful. Worse, it's embarassing to read. Every character acts like it's a parody. The Birthday scene is terrible, it isn't funny and it feels completely out of place. Felicia being mad at Bobbi makes no sense considering the last 10 years of stories. Flash acts like a jerk for more

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...

Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #6 Jul 28, 2022
5.0

I dunno why Wells’ run just isn’t clicking but it’s not. JJJ can be legitimately funny. In this comic, he’s written like a character in a children’s cartoon. So are the Sinister Six.

The only thing that could make it worse would be an appearance by that crying c*nt, Jimmy Kimmel, but don’t worry — he gets his own story after the main one. Maybe he’ll show up in subseque more

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...

Hydro-Man reviewed Superman: Space Age #1 Jul 28, 2022
8.0

I really wanted to give this a shot because I liked the premise but was very apprehensive because of the writer. Glad I did because it was a good book.

Superman: Space Age #1

By: Mark Russell, Mike Allred
Released: Jul 27, 2022

Meet Clark Kent, a young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end (Crisis on Infinite Earths) and there is nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego...Superman! After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of...

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1.0

A comic written for fans of Young Justice… by a person who clearly HATES Young Justice.

Peter David never held back from trading words with other creators over the years but I would guess he will sit this one out. Not because it didn’t piss him off, I’m sure it did, but because he’s worried speaking out will get him cancelled.

Dark Crisis: Young Justice #2

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Laura Braga
Released: Jul 20, 2022

TALE OF TWO WONDER GIRLS! Impulse, Superboy, and Tim Drake were just saved by Cassie Sandsmark, Wonder Girl in the strange fantasy word they're trapped in. And she's here to help them navigate their retro surroundings. But...Cassie Sandsmark is back on our Earth searching for her friends alongside Red Tornado and the superhero formerly known as Arr...

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Amazing Psycamorean - Oct 2, 2022

Don't worry, Peter David isn't as much of a pussy as you are.

Hydro-Man reviewed Daredevil #1 Jul 16, 2022
8.0

Wasn’t really what I expected… and maybe that’s not a bad thing. The angel thing is giving me Guardian Devil vibes.

Daredevil #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jul 13, 2022

AFTER THE REIGN COMES THE DAWN!
In the wake of Wilson Fisk's violent and visceral last act, it's a new era for New York and the Man Without Fear! With a groundbreaking creative team returning to usher in an all-new chapter, Matt Murdock has no choice but to leave behind everything he's ever known, and ELEKTRA is the last vestige of his former l...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Wolverine #23 Jul 16, 2022
8.0

A surprisingly decent ending to a really stupid arc.

Wolverine #23

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 13, 2022

DANGER'S IN THE HOME!
WOLVERINE and DEADPOOL have tracked DANGER back to the X-Men's old home - the former Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters. But the mansion is haunted by old memories and twisted new plots that make this homecoming a horrific new lease on death!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Hydro-Man reviewed Fantastic Four #45 Jul 16, 2022
7.0

I’ve generally liked Slott’s FF run but this was a poor conclusion to Reckoning War. It’s almost like Dan got the call that he could go back to Spider-Man before he wrote this and then just phoned it in.

And with all the deus ex machina going on in this issue, why didn’t the Watcher just tell Reed how to fix Johnny??? Lol He “fixed” everything else. Including Galactus!

Fantastic Four #45

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Jul 13, 2022

THE RECKONING WAR: EPILOGUE - "OPEN YOUR EYES"!
Following the explosive events of the Reckoning War, the Marvel Universe has changed. We told you this was important. To see where all the pieces have fallen and what lies ahead, you're going to want to read this one, Marvelite. The future awaits!
RATED T+

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9.0

If I had a nickel every time Tom King wrote an event tie-in that ends up becoming the best part of said event, I'd have a couple of nickels.

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

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DVE - Jul 14, 2022

Are you talking about that one Darkseid War Green Lantern comic he wrote

10

LOLLLLLL A referendum on everything Bendis and Taylor have done to Jon Kent.

Also proof how great a Modern Age story with Silver Age sensibilities can be.

Also, also proof that Tom King can still tell an entertaining story. Guy really is all sugar or all shit.

Dark Crisis: Worlds Without A Justice League: Superman #1

By: Tom King, Chris Burnham
Released: Jul 13, 2022

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…with the Man of Steel suffering the same fate as that of his comrades, join us for a look at a world of dreams he would never have thought possible while alive. Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a...

Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #5 Jul 7, 2022
3.0

The storyline of the relaunch was not worthy of a relaunch.

Amazing Spider-Man #5

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jul 6, 2022

• The end of the first arc of this historic new volume is here, and you won't believe what we're putting the Web-Slinger through!
•  Spider-Man and Tombstone have their most brutal battle ever, but I fear the worst damage to Peter isn't going to be physical.
•  Also, did you notice that this was ASM LGY #899?! That means next iss...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Batman #125 Jul 6, 2022
10

I’ve been very critical of the current direction of DC as a whole but enjoyed this issue a whole hell of a lot. Really loving that at this point in time, most creators are about the same age as me and the influence of B:TAS and Batman’89 come bleeding through. Also appreciated that it wasn’t a tour de force of social justice. They acknowledged the recent developments with Tim without making more

Batman #125

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 6, 2022

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy's involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight's nightmares are just beginni...

7.0

Beautifully illustrated. Entertaining to read.

Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #3 Jun 8, 2022
6.0

This comic is not good.

I like Zeb Wells. I like Spider-Man. I like Zeb Wells’ Spider-Man prior to this run but something just isn’t clicking. With these three issues, I am not at all convinced ASM was deserving of a relaunch.

In retrospect, Beyond is looking good and Spencer’s run is looking like a masterpiece.

C’mon, Zeb, turn it around!

Amazing Spider-Man #3

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jun 8, 2022

• I know that this is just #3, but did you notice that it's LGY #897? That means something big is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
•  There are things you don't know about Tombstone.
•  Neither you, nor Spider-Man, will ever forget them.
RATED T+

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Hydro-Man reviewed Punisher #2 Apr 30, 2022
7.0

This comic is just okay. It’s not nearly as clever as it thinks it is.

I used to think Aaron was a good writer but in the last couple of years, it’s like you read one Aaron comic, you’ve read them all. Thinly veiled social commentary? Check. Crazy retcon that doesn’t make sense? Check. Off the cuff characterization? Check.

Punisher #2

By: Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz
Released: Apr 27, 2022

THE PUNISHER STORY TO END ALL PUNISHER STORIES CONTINUES!
The Hand has lost its way. What was once the world's most fearsome organization of ninjas and killers has found itself defeated time and again by lesser foes. One priestess believes it's because the Hand hasn't had the proper leadership, the living embodiment of their dark god, the Beast...

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Dc Fan of Sorts reviewed Detective Comics #1059 Apr 26, 2022
1.0

I am so glad that Tamaki only has a couple of months left on Detective and Sina Grace should never write Gotham Girl again!

Detective Comics #1059

By: Mariko Tamaki, Ivan Reis
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Riddle me this...when is a criminal not a criminal? The answer awaits you in the start of a brand-new Detective Comics story arc from writer Mariko Tamaki, guest co-writer Nadia Shammas, and legendary artist Ivan Reis! The Riddler is back in Gotham City in a big way, becoming a media personality and using his newfound influence to wreak havoc on th...

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Dc Fan of Sorts - May 12, 2022

so much agree, especially with the Ivan Reis comment!

myconius - May 12, 2022

Thank you. ... The sad thing is DC pays their writers a lot more than they do the artists. And lately, the art is just about the only thing of any value in their comics. Depending on the artist, of course.

Hydro-Man reviewed Detective Comics #1059 Apr 28, 2022
5.0

A piece of shit. Want the synergy of a dark Riddler like from The Batman (which was also a piece of shit)? Here you go!

Remember when the back-up story in ‘Tec was better than the main story? No longer the case. They both suck.

Excited for this run to end.

Detective Comics #1059

By: Mariko Tamaki, Ivan Reis
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Riddle me this...when is a criminal not a criminal? The answer awaits you in the start of a brand-new Detective Comics story arc from writer Mariko Tamaki, guest co-writer Nadia Shammas, and legendary artist Ivan Reis! The Riddler is back in Gotham City in a big way, becoming a media personality and using his newfound influence to wreak havoc on th...

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