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Zazikarion reviewed Justice League #74 Mar 15, 2022
1.0

Thank god Bendis is gone, that might’ve been the worst Justice League I’ve ever read.

Justice League #74

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Phil Hester
Released: Mar 16, 2022

Justice League Dark crossover conclusion! Another full double-size issue crossover spectacular as Xanadoth, the original Lord of Chaos, has returned. With unlimited power and revenge against all on its mind, the Lord of chaos has taken the form of Black Adam and no. One. Is. Safe. The final chapter of the Eisner-winning Bendis Justice League run wr...

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Zazikarion reviewed Nightwing #90 Mar 15, 2022
4.0

Awful dialogue, cringy humour, and nothing important happens. This issue is completely pointless. A filler issue is fine, but it’s not as if the last arc was especially heavy.

Nightwing #90

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 16, 2022

A Nightwing and Wally West story, part 1 of 2! When it's easier to go buy bagels as Nightwing than as Dick Grayson because everyone is either trying to get him for his money or kill him for the price on his head, Nightwing realizes he'll need to enlist the help of his Teen Titan friends as his bodyguards, and the first to volunteer is of course his...

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manhunter reviewed Nightwing #90 Mar 15, 2022
4.0

more fillers. another decompressed issue with more watery humour.

Nightwing #90

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Mar 16, 2022

A Nightwing and Wally West story, part 1 of 2! When it's easier to go buy bagels as Nightwing than as Dick Grayson because everyone is either trying to get him for his money or kill him for the price on his head, Nightwing realizes he'll need to enlist the help of his Teen Titan friends as his bodyguards, and the first to volunteer is of course his...

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Valiant Son reviewed Nightwing #89 Mar 12, 2022
3.0

The dialogue between Clark and Bruce in the opening pages is dreadful. Taylor has demonstrated this trait towards trite and glib dialogue before; clearly he think it is sharp, witty and deep, but it isn't: it's just tedious.

And tedious is the perfect word to describe this comic as a whole. We get very little happening alongside smatterings of sub-CW dialogue, where every character over more

Nightwing #89

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Feb 16, 2022

Superman/Nightwing crossover! Years ago,when Robin took his first uncertain steps away from Batman as his own hero, Superman stepped in and offered Dick Grayson crucial advice, support, and a name: Nightwing. Now it's time for Nightwing to return the favor.

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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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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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SenpaifenixJäger - 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.

SenpaifenixJäger - 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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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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SenpaifenixJäger 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 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

SenpaifenixJäger - 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.

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3.0

please change this books title to what it is: superman: The boring son of kal-el. the most skippable issue of this series and this series IS pretty skippable. i can write a full essay on how and why i don't like this series but, i prefer to don't sound like a broken record and summarize it in one sentence : this book is so disappointed and a waste of John's potential as a character even when you d more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #8

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Feb 9, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans for ultimate control threaten every superhero on Earth. And, in trying to stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Superman makes himself a target of business and world leaders. He is seen by too many as a force that must be stopped. How much can even a Man of Steel stand against before he bends?

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Merlyn reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #8 Feb 8, 2022
2.5

The only thing I liked here is that we FINALLY get an idea about Bendix's plan, that's the only good thing here. Everything else is just stupid and propagandistic beyond belief. The good news is this book isn't selling and I think it's going to get cancelled pretty soon. If Wonder Girl got cancelled, which wasn't a great book but it was definitely better than this crap, I think this will get cance more

Superman: Son of Kal-El #8

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Feb 9, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans for ultimate control threaten every superhero on Earth. And, in trying to stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Superman makes himself a target of business and world leaders. He is seen by too many as a force that must be stopped. How much can even a Man of Steel stand against before he bends?

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KFuqua reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #8 Feb 8, 2022
1.0

More garbage writing and awful artwork.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #8

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Feb 9, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans for ultimate control threaten every superhero on Earth. And, in trying to stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Superman makes himself a target of business and world leaders. He is seen by too many as a force that must be stopped. How much can even a Man of Steel stand against before he bends?

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Merlyn reviewed Action Comics #1039 Jan 25, 2022
7.0

Truth, Justice and the American Way. Come on, PKJ, you're not a lefty who hates America but pretends he doesn't, I know that, say it after me: Truth, Justice and the American Way. Nothing to be ashamed of, believe me.

Putting that aside, this is an ok issue, as is this run so far. Ok, but nothing especially great. I usually like Federici's art but here I feel like he didn't have the cha more

Action Comics #1039

By: Shawn Aldridge, Riccardo Federici
Released: Jan 26, 2022

“The Warworld Saga, Part III.” Everything has changed. After the heart-stopping events of Action Comics #1037, Superman and the surviving members of the Authority see a side of Warworld they never knew existed. In the lower catacombs, Superman finds another survivor of the lost Phaelosian race of Krypton, a scientist turned enslaved gladiator w...

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Merlyn - Jan 25, 2022

I know that he saw them during his vision, I remember that. It does seem unrealistically when he says he has no idea what that he means but that he's SURE the writing runs upward. Like, I don't know arabic but I only know the writing goes from right to left only because it's a verified knowledge, otherwise I'd have no fucking clue. Same goes about Mandarin. I just find that bit very convenient.

Merlyn - Jan 25, 2022

It's lazy because we don't have any translation, we have no idea what they're talking about and that was my point, PKJ just fills some pages with "dialogue" that doesn't actually mean anything. Of couse alien species communicate in their own language and we always see that across comics but usually it comes with a translation. Here it just seems like PKJ needs to fill up the number of pages with something and he chooses that gibberish. I'd be much more content with letting Federici's art shine.

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Quinn reviewed Batman / Catwoman #10 Feb 8, 2022
3.0

Like other critics, the 3 is for the art. The story is so bad that it lowers what should be a higher art score.

The “story” has a whole issue to progress, but the whole of the issipue could be reduced to one page. It spins its wheels and is lost thanks to a confusing multi-timeline format. And King has totally forgotten about Phantasm.

To be fair, so had I, but remembered more

Batman / Catwoman #10

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Feb 9, 2022

Don’t mess with Catwoman! As our three storylines experience a rare moment of convergence, Selina fights for her life against The Joker and her own daughter, Batwoman. What secrets from her deadly friendship with the Clown Prince of Crime will cause this row between mother and child? Find out in an action-packed issue that proves this cat can fig...

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Merlyn - Feb 8, 2022

I liked that for once you quit the uncertainty and this time you definitely admitted you're not wrong.

Quinn - Feb 8, 2022

Hey, when people ask if I agree that water is wet, I have to say yes, no doubt about it.

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fearUhavemeisenough reviewed I Am Batman #6 Feb 9, 2022
4.5

I like that Tim Fox is out of Gotham, but he's still not Batman for me.

I Am Batman #6

By: John Ridley, Ken Lashley
Released: Feb 9, 2022

Jace Fox’s baptism by fire as Batman during “Fear State” was the first step toward his next great challenge-a relocation to the Big Apple! Joining his mother and sisters in the move as they arrive to the city, Jace will find new adventure, a rekindled love, and terrifying new adversaries as “Empire State of Mind” begins!

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Sup3rsa1yan1990 posted on Merlyn's profile Feb 6, 2022

I don’t think I’ve UTTERLY DESPISED a writer like Tom Taylor since bendis. EVERYTHING he’s done is shit. Injustice was the Superman is evil trope. The racist hot dog in x men red. And now making one of the greatest new characters in recent memory gay. He can fucking go to hell

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Merlyn - Feb 6, 2022

Please don't use disparaging remarks about creators or insult them. It's a request from the site owner, Dan, not from me. Otherwise, yeah, I don't like Taylor's recent work either. Fortunately I think Superman Son of Kal-El will get cancelled pretty soon, the sales are not good.

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Ultimate Goblin posted on their own profile Feb 6, 2022

Hey, how 'bout some rebranding!!

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manhunter reviewed Superman: Son of Kal-El #8 Feb 8, 2022
3.0

i just have a question for some people: on what basis you are giving this book more than 5.5? same with some sites as well
the story is boring, the villains are empty and Taylor's humour is more watery than a jellyfish. and then combine it with the fact that this is the most unnecessary issue that should've been a backup story at best.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #8

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Feb 9, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans for ultimate control threaten every superhero on Earth. And, in trying to stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Superman makes himself a target of business and world leaders. He is seen by too many as a force that must be stopped. How much can even a Man of Steel stand against before he bends?

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Merlyn reviewed Batman / Catwoman #10 Feb 8, 2022
2.5

I've kind of run out of metaphors to say how bad this is. Just stupid ramblings on and on, Catwoman's voice is still just awful, nothing here works. There's the beginning of a revelation here, like that's all that matters, but I just cringe at everything else.

Batman / Catwoman #10

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Feb 9, 2022

Don’t mess with Catwoman! As our three storylines experience a rare moment of convergence, Selina fights for her life against The Joker and her own daughter, Batwoman. What secrets from her deadly friendship with the Clown Prince of Crime will cause this row between mother and child? Find out in an action-packed issue that proves this cat can fig...

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SenpaifenixJäger - Feb 8, 2022

As you know I have stopped reading DC comics with the exception of two or three books. But I read a Russian acquaintance furious at the way Selina is personified here.

Merlyn - Feb 8, 2022

Yeah, I've cut down on a lot of DC and Marvel books too, the quality is waning lately.

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Merlyn reviewed Detective Comics #1052 Feb 8, 2022
6.0

To all the people complaining that Nightwing isn't having a bigger role: you're reading a book written by a declared feminist, if you thought Nightwing was going to be the main character, it's honestly just your fault. Just demand better in the future from the writers if you're bothered by it.

The first story is bad. The second one is very good. That kid is just having one bad luck afte more

Detective Comics #1052

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Fernando Blanco
Released: Feb 9, 2022

“His hold is breaking!” That’s the message written in blood across the minds of Arkham Tower’s inhabitants, after a nightmare melee is unleashed! With Gotham’s deadliest criminals reverting to their former, murderous selves in one horrific night, Dr. Wear has a lot of explaining to do…and a lot of covering up to perform. Can Nightwing g...

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Merlyn - Feb 9, 2022

He looks very much like Bruce Wayne as a kid, I thought that was on purpose.

RedKryptoSuperman - Feb 12, 2022

Tamaki wrote 'I am not Starfire". That's all you need to know about what to expect in her Detective Comics run.

Zazikarion added Batman: One Dark Knight (2021) to their pull list Dec 22, 2021

Batman: One Dark Knight (2021)

From high above the sweltering summer streets of Gotham, Batman planned to escort the GCPD as the dangerous metahuman super-villain known as E.M.P. was transferred from a holding cell to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison. E.M.P.’s electrical powers posed a threat, but the situation was in hand-until it wasn’t. Now every light in Gotham is ...

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Zazikarion added Superman '78 (2021) to their pull list Dec 22, 2021

Superman '78 (2021)

Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the c...

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Zazikarion added Robin & Batman (2021) to their pull list Dec 22, 2021

Robin & Batman (2021)

The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…T...

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Zazikarion dropped Crush & Lobo from their pull list Dec 22, 2021

Crush & Lobo

In case anyone was wondering, Crush is doing just fine, actually. Sure, she recently walked away from her classmates at the Roy Harper Titans Academy and effectively quit being a
Teen Titan in a blaze of glory. And okay, her relationship with her too-good-to-be-true girlfriend Katie is kind of on the rocks, if you want to get all technical ...

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Zazikarion dropped Robins (2021) from their pull list Dec 22, 2021

Robins (2021)

The five heroes to have donned the Robin cape and mask find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne come together to discuss the big thing that binds them together: Was being Robin, and Batman’s sidekick, the best choice they could’ve made? But before they can get to the ...

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Zazikarion dropped Batman / Catwoman (2020) from their pull list Dec 22, 2021

Batman / Catwoman (2020)

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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5.0

It just feels like Williamson’s just throwing random shit at the wall and seeing what sticks. Not to mention I’m really not liking this team.

Justice League Incarnate #2

By: Dennis Culver, Andrei Bressan
Released: Dec 22, 2021

As Darkseid’s quest leaves a bloody trail across the MultiversE, the Justice League Incarnate ventures to the dark world of horror known as Earth-13. They must enlist the aid of Super-Demon and his League of Shadows against not only Darkseid but also the evil power couple of Asmodel and the Sheeda Queen! While on Earth-11, the Batwoman Who Laughs...

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2.5

What a paint-by-numbers nothing. Empty costumes trading tired tropes. This writer cannot be the architect of the new DCU. He’s too stuck in the past. You have to go back to the silver age to find such unsophisticated plotting and dialogue but the silver age was also whimsical and delightfully weird, This series, not unlike it’s predecessor, is not. It somehow manages to keep everything that ma more

Justice League Incarnate #2

By: Dennis Culver, Andrei Bressan
Released: Dec 22, 2021

As Darkseid’s quest leaves a bloody trail across the MultiversE, the Justice League Incarnate ventures to the dark world of horror known as Earth-13. They must enlist the aid of Super-Demon and his League of Shadows against not only Darkseid but also the evil power couple of Asmodel and the Sheeda Queen! While on Earth-11, the Batwoman Who Laughs...

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Merlyn reviewed Nightwing #87 Dec 21, 2021
1.5

"I was always going to annoy some angry, stunted men who don't know how to use their words". If only Tom Taylor would take a close look at himself in the mirror, the shock and horror that would await him when he hits the realization that he's actually the guy he presumably hates. But never mind that, let's talk about the comic. Yes, it looks quite good, nobody questioned Redondo's talent for actio more

Nightwing #87

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Dec 22, 2021

This special Nightwing issue is ONE CONTINUOUS IMAGE! That's right-if you placed every page next to each other, you'll have one poster image with this story! Now that billionaire Dick Grayson has publicly dedicated his funds to save Blüdhaven, he's a wanted man-and that's why he finds hired killers breaking in to steal his dog, Haley!

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Merlyn - Dec 21, 2021

Thanks, Merry Christmas to you, too, Ming!

Mingthemerciless - Dec 21, 2021

Cheers Merlyn. And heres to you cleaning out some of the trash here.

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Merlyn reviewed Catwoman #38 Dec 21, 2021
5.5

Boring ending to a boring run, not that putting Tini Howard on the book will make it better lol.

Catwoman #38

By: Ram V, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Dec 22, 2021

Fear State aftermath! A “new” Poison Ivy now walks the Earth, one who seems more familiar to Harley Quinn and Catwoman than she ever has been before. And as the dust of Fear State settles in Alleytown, Selina comes to the heartbreaking conclusion that it may be time to surrender her crown and leave her kingdom. She has brought too much damage, ...

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