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Merlyn reviewed X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1 Sep 22, 2021
6.0

"What we offer is no mere cult" Yeah, sorry to rain on your parade, Si, but that's definitely a cult you have there even if you want to pass it as a "culture". I may be too harsh with the rating for this one, I admit, but that's only because I was generous enough in the past when Spurrier kept promising this great resolution to the story and I'm sorry to say but this wasn't it. A communistic hivem more

X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Sep 22, 2021

YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU!
•  The X-Men's greatest foe, mutantkind's primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders...
•  The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything.
•  The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a sma...

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Merlyn - Sep 23, 2021

Sure, if you want your head bashed in in the street and thugs entering your home like it's theirs, abolish police. Since I'm not suicidal like that, I don't care for any of that.

Contessa - Sep 24, 2021

@maelstron whenever police funding is cut, there is an increase in violent crime that disproportionately affects the black community

Contessa reviewed I Am Batman #1 Sep 19, 2021
1.5

The persistent rumor is that AT&T either wants to sell or shut down DC comics. With works like this, gay Robin, and Greta Thunburg Superman, is there anyone that can help the editorial staff figure out where they might be going wrong?

I Am Batman #1

By: John Ridley, Olivier Coipel
Released: Sep 15, 2021

In the throes of Future State, the streets of Gotham City cry for justice and Jace Fox answers the call! With a new and improved Bat-Suit, Jace hits the streets to inspire and protect…as he follows the trail of the voice of misinformation and violence-the anarchistic Anti-Oracle! Can the new Dark Knight counterbalance their plan to inspire armed ...

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Quirky Genin reviewed I Am Batman #1 Sep 14, 2021
5.0

no you're not

I Am Batman #1

By: John Ridley, Olivier Coipel
Released: Sep 15, 2021

In the throes of Future State, the streets of Gotham City cry for justice and Jace Fox answers the call! With a new and improved Bat-Suit, Jace hits the streets to inspire and protect…as he follows the trail of the voice of misinformation and violence-the anarchistic Anti-Oracle! Can the new Dark Knight counterbalance their plan to inspire armed ...

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Merlyn reviewed I Am Batman #1 Sep 14, 2021
1.5

Wow, this one was bad. I mean, I expected that but I thought since they brought Coipel, Ridley would try something better but nope. Let's just see some lines here.

"He can't see behind my mask. Or that I've appropriated a mask he helped create" YES, Ridley, thank you. This coming just after talking about sincerity is incredibly ironic but I loved it. At least deep down he knows he's doi more

I Am Batman #1

By: John Ridley, Olivier Coipel
Released: Sep 15, 2021

In the throes of Future State, the streets of Gotham City cry for justice and Jace Fox answers the call! With a new and improved Bat-Suit, Jace hits the streets to inspire and protect…as he follows the trail of the voice of misinformation and violence-the anarchistic Anti-Oracle! Can the new Dark Knight counterbalance their plan to inspire armed ...

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Toonstrack - Sep 18, 2021

Oh I investigated lmao. You aren't fooling anyone. Well... you're fooling some folks clearly. Haunting mind... I like the sound of that. I'll be stealing jt

fenixalasnegras - Sep 18, 2021

And on a note ,Toonstrack , there are people who have occupations, maybe you don't understand that the world revolves beyond comics. You know, school, work, friends. If you look out the window, you will see a real world outside, where normal people live and engage in various activities.

Contessa reviewed Way of X #5 Sep 5, 2021
9.0

The best X title in a long, long time, sad to see it drawing to a close

Way of X #5

By: Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Aug 18, 2021

THIS IS THE WAY!  
•  What happens when the third law of Krakoa is broken?
•  What happens when all other solutions have failed?
•  What happens when Nightcrawler finally finds the Way?
Rated T+

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Fracadactyl reviewed Shang-Chi #3 Jul 28, 2021
9.0

Now here're the bits of Shang-Chi that I like to see. Shang has always been someone willing to support family rather than try to push them apart, even if he fumbles about it.

So when the new Sister Staff turns out to be a mutant, it's nice to see how many people are willing to go to her defense. As well as the spectrum when it comes to anti-mutant attitudes. The people filming Sister St more

Shang-Chi #3

By: Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan
Released: Jul 28, 2021

SHANG-CHI VS WOLVERINE!
•  Shang-Chi discovers yet another sibling he never knew he had!
•  Even more surprising...she's a mutant!
•  You know what that means...Shang-Chi won't be the only one looking for her.
•  Enter: Wolverine!
Rated T+

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Contessa reviewed Shang-Chi #3 Sep 5, 2021
8.0

I’m a huge fan of the theme of trying to support your family through thick and thin, I’m new to the character of Shang-Chi but I thought the stories so far have been good.

Shang-Chi #3

By: Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan
Released: Jul 28, 2021

SHANG-CHI VS WOLVERINE!
•  Shang-Chi discovers yet another sibling he never knew he had!
•  Even more surprising...she's a mutant!
•  You know what that means...Shang-Chi won't be the only one looking for her.
•  Enter: Wolverine!
Rated T+

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fenixalasnegras reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 1, 2021
6.5

At the moment he is not making any character a Disney princess or taking absurd politics. Which is good, a interesting proposal, as it feels a bit lost and doesn't catch you enough, we'll see where it leads in the next issue.

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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Merlyn reviewed Moon Knight #2 Aug 18, 2021
7.5

Ok, I didn't have big hopes for this but there is something here for sure.

Moon Knight #2

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Moon Knight has established his territory, and the people within it are under the protection of his Midnight Mission. But what happens when those very people are turned into weapons against him? When gangs of elderly residents leave a trail of bizarre violence, Moon Knight must put his body, mind and very soul on the line to get to the bottom of it...

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Contessa rated Moon Knight #2 Sep 5, 2021
8.5

Moon Knight #2

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Moon Knight has established his territory, and the people within it are under the protection of his Midnight Mission. But what happens when those very people are turned into weapons against him? When gangs of elderly residents leave a trail of bizarre violence, Moon Knight must put his body, mind and very soul on the line to get to the bottom of it...

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KFuqua reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #6 Aug 11, 2021
2.0

The ridiculous turn for Tim Drake was enough to ruin anything else that may have been good in this issue. I will definitely no longer be following his adventures.

Batman: Urban Legends #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Red Hood: The epic “Cheer” story line reaches its conclusion, and Red Hood’s alliance with Batman will be forever changed. Will the former Dynamic Duo get the Cheerdrop drug off the streets for good? Or will they forever be at the mercy of the villain who created it? And will Red Hood find a new home for Tyler, the boy he’s sworn to protect...

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daspidaboy reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #6 Aug 10, 2021
7.0

I would usually rate this higher but guess what? They changed tim drake sexuality. I am all fine for diversity but at least introduce new characters that happen to be LGBT. It happened to Alan Scott, it happened to star lord and iceman, and it happened to Tim drake. I have no doubt this will be divisive right now.

On one hand, I'm glad that there's at least a solid reason why Tim Drake' more

Batman: Urban Legends #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Red Hood: The epic “Cheer” story line reaches its conclusion, and Red Hood’s alliance with Batman will be forever changed. Will the former Dynamic Duo get the Cheerdrop drug off the streets for good? Or will they forever be at the mercy of the villain who created it? And will Red Hood find a new home for Tyler, the boy he’s sworn to protect...

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maelstron - Aug 10, 2021

Star lord isn't bisexual, he wasn't on the pride book listing Al gays of Marvel universe. Writes have to stop writing bad ganfic

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Merlyn reviewed Batman: Urban Legends #6 Aug 10, 2021
5.5

So as much as I wanted to like this, it ended on such a sour note. The Jason story had a lot of potential and while some things in it worked, especially when it comes to the relation between Jason and Bruce, some really, really didn't. The two biggest faults being that this whole comic revolved around Red Hood and Batman, 5 issues of 6 it was just the two of them assisted by Oracle from her chair. more

Batman: Urban Legends #6

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Red Hood: The epic “Cheer” story line reaches its conclusion, and Red Hood’s alliance with Batman will be forever changed. Will the former Dynamic Duo get the Cheerdrop drug off the streets for good? Or will they forever be at the mercy of the villain who created it? And will Red Hood find a new home for Tyler, the boy he’s sworn to protect...

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Mingthemerciless - Aug 13, 2021

If current numbers for Tim Fox books are an indicator then DC will hsemoreage sales after the initial hype wears off.

Mingthemerciless - Aug 13, 2021

I never bought the"dont be stupid Bruce isn't leaving Batman is a cash cow for DC" bleating either. You're right the scraps are no longer enough. Main characters have to be used to trojan horse the agenda because no one reads scraps. Un Tim Foxs case it's his "selfless" war on privilege. Riveting reading I'm sure.

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Valiant Son reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 Aug 26, 2021
4.0

So Earth isn't Clark Kent's planet because he wasn't born there? What an amazingly racist comment. Taylor displays his asinine view of the world by effectively arguing that somewhere is only your home if you were born there. Wow, that is so incredibly racist. Does Taylor actually believe that someone can only be American if they are born in the USA (I am from the UK)? That's the kind of xenophobic 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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fenixalasnegras - Aug 27, 2021

Thanks for saying it, there is too much hypocrisy in this book and, as you say, xenophobia. I feel that in a need to make their comic book heroes look good, more now with all the terrible situation in Afghanistan they hang up this little act when they have left a lot of Cubans to drown. I'm not saying that a country has to take all responsibility for the citizens of other countries if it is not in their hands. The issue of refugees and the undocumented is very complicated.

fenixalasnegras - Aug 27, 2021

Now we are talking that Clark is a citizen raised, nationalized and educated in the USA and it is not his land? !!! Sounds like an ungrateful bastard, to me.

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DoorMan reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 Aug 25, 2021
1.0

Next issue: Jon becomes a fat lesbian with purple hair and joins Antifa.

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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DoorMan - Aug 28, 2021

@Fenix: Hahaha!

Contessa - Sep 5, 2021

Sadly I don’t think I would be surprised if something like that actually happened

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egonnn244 reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 Aug 29, 2021
5.0

"Stupid borders"

Superman is not doing enough.

Sigh.

Superman is the greatest superhero in fiction. Period. And his best "power" is the fact that he knows he is not a god, that despite his awesome power he has no right to impose his will on others (something Jon seems keen on doing). The notion that he is not doing enough is at best: dumb. At worst: it's disrespect 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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Merlyn - Oct 11, 2021

Called it, Tom Taylor's ideological leanings always get the best of him!

Mout - Oct 11, 2021

his editors and dc comics too

Contessa reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 Sep 3, 2021
1.0

Great, Greta Thunberg is a major comic book character now

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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Merlyn reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 Aug 24, 2021
1.0

Really, bullets with "thoughts and prayers"? I mean, I know it's Tom Taylor, stupidity is par for the course but come on, can it get more cringey? Nothing here seems all right, the way Jon scolds Clark, the way Clark accepts said scolding, the way Jon drops the refugees and he decides he's above all of it. The sanctimony of it, the complaining about "sTuPiD bOrDeRs", all of it it's just Tom Taylor 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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PeteRick - Sep 13, 2021

All I'm asking is a fun and entertaining fucking book, I get tired from work, with my two kids, and people know how 7 years older are like, I just like to lay down and blow off some steam by reading my comics, without this political garbage, ain't enough that every channel I tune up there's this shit happening, it was supposed to be a break from reality, if DC keeps up with this agenda, I don't know if I'll stick around

Merlyn - Sep 14, 2021

That's my problem, too. These people don't understand that we want escapism. They're just so narcissistic that they think we actually want to hear their political opinions. We don't.

Contessa reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 3, 2021
8.5

Tom Taylor’s actually a pretty good writer when he’s not wasting everyone’s time with cheap virtue signaling.

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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Contessa added Dark Ages (2021) to their pull list Sep 3, 2021

Dark Ages (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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