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9.0
Absolute Carnage (2019) #1

Sep 7, 2019

Awesome artwork for an exceptional script. Never thought I'd enjoy Absolute CARNAGE, it's terrifying, funny and adventurous. Brilliant inking and colouring I'm glad this is over 60 pages, thoroughly enjoyable read. Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman are rocking Marvel universe.

8.5
Absolute Carnage (2019) #2

Sep 16, 2019

Carnage is on a rampage! Absolutely love the Spider-Man - Venom dynamic here. The comic takes interesting turns especially on the Codex. Unfortunately Miles has become one of Carnage's prey in the middle of the conflict. I like how things are grim and how it seems like there is no hope, let's see how it goes from here.

8.5
Action Comics (2016) #1007

Aug 26, 2019

I'm starting to love Bendis' storytelling, I think he really understands the characters in Superman's life not to mention Jimmy, he is a star in this comic. Now this may not be the usual cup of Action Comics but the very idea of Leviathan is intriguing enough it certainly makes one want to look out for what's coming next. Bendis wants his readers to see things through the eyes of Clark Kent and Lois Lane of the Daily Planet, that's subtle and it works brilliantly. The art, it speaks for itself. There were cool artistic moments like when characters stayed still in the background and or walked away from the frame after a revelation, it speaks a lot. All in all I'm looking forward to more of Leviathan Rising.

9.0
Action Comics (2016) #1008

Aug 26, 2019

From Amanda Waller in action, the attack on D.E.O., the return of Lois on the Planet and to the very final moment where Waller confronts Clark Kent as Superman, it's all a pattern. Everything's done perfectly.

9.5
Action Comics (2016) #1009

Aug 26, 2019

Perfect, Supes looking for answers around the globe, checking in on his interests, getting out and getting in on panels of a single page. The writing and the art make it look so cool! Way to bring in characters like The Question, sharp.

9.5
Action Comics (2016) #1010

Aug 26, 2019

The comic gets serious and even mysterious as Leviathan takes down all the secret government agencies and terrorist organisations while Lois and Jimmy deliver comedic reliefs for the whole issue. Waller is Waller. Director Bones that poor fella, didn't expect that part at all. I guess we will know what happened to him. There were quite a lot of Superman moments here, which I absolutely loved.

10
Action Comics (2016) #1011

Aug 26, 2019

More imposing questions than answers but in a good way. That's exactly what 'Leviathan Rising' is about in the first place. Leviathan orchestrated a series of events, shown what it can do, now it's about time the mystery revealed itself. Leviathan crushes Superman on the cover, absolutely brilliant. The whole thing feels more like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, political, unique, grounded and does a lot of things better. I can say for sure Bendis has completely won me over, I can't wait for Event Leviathan.

8.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #7

Aug 25, 2019

8.5
Adventures of the Super Sons #8

Aug 25, 2019

Sometimes this comic just surprise you.

9.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #9

Aug 25, 2019

This has been fun. Jonah Hexbot is something you don't see everyday.

8.5
Adventures of the Super Sons #10

Aug 25, 2019

Love the idea of them old Damian and Jon telling these stories to their grand kids. Hexbot made an impression in this issue. Did I mention about the art? It's gorgeous.

8.0
Adventures of the Super Sons #11

Aug 25, 2019

Quite a summer for the Super Sons.

7.5
Adventures of the Super Sons #12

Aug 25, 2019

The finale was not bad, content for the Super Sons.

9.0
Aquaman (2016) #43

Sep 9, 2019

Okay, so Dick Grayson is now Ric and Arthur Curry is now Andy/Arausio? Both of them having to lose all the memories of their past, it seems like an excuse for the plot but Kelly Sue DeConnick's fresh storytelling for Aquaman really does make up for that, so it's off to a great start. Art by Robson Rocha is pristine at best. The characters and the myth that surrounds the island were composed really well, some of the characters and their relationship with each other like Aquaman and Caille was charming and quite interesting. Way to end the first issue with a cliffhanger.

8.5
Aquaman (2016) #44

Sep 9, 2019

The tale continues to fascinate as Aquaman questions about himself, struggling to understand his life before this island and as the people reveal who they really are. Some of the writing and dialogues were excruciatingly sharp, even for the readers. Having Callie's mysterious past revealed in the previous issue, it persists to be disparate here. It was certainly interesting to see Mera, and it looks like she's longing for Arthur. At the end of the book Aquaman is finally forced to let go of the short-term fear he had of the ocean, intense narration.

8.5
Aquaman (2016) #45

Sep 9, 2019

This one's more into the myth of how the world began, the creation of every other elemental from the union of Sea and Salt. And how Namma eventually became the villain of the story, it was deftly told while Caille and Aquaman goes to find Namma and end up worn down near her island. I guess this evokes DC's essence in general. Anyway it's a great comic with great art.

8.5
Aquaman (2016) #46

Sep 9, 2019

It quickly turns into a conflict between Aquaman and Namma. Man, it was painful to watch beautiful Caille become Cailleach but then she transformed into a rather unanticipated appearance. Absolutely enjoyed the moment when Aquaman was able to speak to the ocean again and it reaches Mera, "He lives", she said. And the people of the island of unspoken water become their best selves after the echo brings their long dormant powers to the forefront as they march forward to help their champion.

7.5
Aquaman (2016) #47

Sep 9, 2019

The conclusion is here and it's rather confusing and typical, could have done a lot better. The people sacrifice themselves to Namma only to be brought back by Aquaman, and then he disperses Namma's essence throughout the world by summoning krill creatures. I don't understand why Father Sea had to appear at the end, only to give Aquaman a tattoo and a trident!? I liked it but honestly it had the potential to become magnificent.

9.0
Bad Reception #1

Sep 6, 2019

I liked this and I'm going to be reading the rest of the series for sure. Anyone who is curious after looking at the brilliantly titled 'Bad Reception' cover, should also read the synopsis for it would make you read, if nothing else. For a slasher horror setup it takes an interesting advantage by removing the technology out of the equation, moreover, the protagonist seems to avert it as part of his professional and personal life. Art is very impressive, looks like the artist is only beginning to show off. I'm seeing a lot of Juan Doe art from various publishers' comics, good for him. It kinda felt like there was excessive material in this book as its panels were spread out but, in spite of that, it's carefully composed with all the necessary background the series is gonna need as it progresses.

9.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #25

Aug 24, 2019

I have never enjoyed reading a Batman Beyond comics more than this. To be honest, it's well written to mark the return of Joker after a long time of his absence. Art by Cully Hamner is certainly better than the previous ones, may be DC wanted Hamner to pencil this because of the nature of the story, it worked brilliantly.

7.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #26

Aug 24, 2019

This was not bad. Art is getting better and better.

8.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #27

Aug 24, 2019

Having Joker back in action certainly makes things interesting, nostalgic even. His ideologies and the way he adapts to the Neo Gotham is strikingly brilliant. Everything has come together in this issue especially the Bat family dynamics in Bat cave.

7.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #28

Aug 24, 2019

History repeats itself, it's not bad altogether. Although I don't get how the slums would side with the Joker.

9.0
Batman Beyond (2016) #29

Aug 24, 2019

There's so much to like from Joker and his last laugh finale, Joker's witty monologues and vicious brilliance were done so well. I don't think anyone would have made a stunning and satisfying conclusion than Jurgens, I believe he did his best. Moments like when the Joker stops for a second to realise the fact that his old buddy would be watching him and when he finds his way into the Bat cave to face Bruce Wayne - ex Batman one last time, were done amazingly. Joker dying from a heart attack? That's fitting I guess, also kind of sad for that poor bastard he didn't get a chance at winning.

8.5
Batman Beyond (2016) #30

Aug 24, 2019

Aftermath of the death(?) of the Joker and the end of an arc, liked what Jurgens did here, no complaints. Evan Shaner's art is glorious I would give it 9/10. Kinda surprised to see Harley Quinn at the end, after all it's about Joker. Would like to see how it goes from here. I don't understand why anyone would down rate this issue.

4.0
Batman vs. Ra's Al Ghul (2019) #1

Sep 5, 2019

Not my cup of tea, I guess some would find the art good but the story is definitely not up to mark. Have to acknowledge DC for letting 78 year old veteran Neal Adams write and ink this, well, it looks like he tried. The story starts somewhere, involves characters that are out of character and ends in a cliffhanger with an obscure idea. Not to mention the whole comic lacks cohesion, I don't think I will be picking up anymore issues from this series.

9.0
Batman/Superman (2019) #1

Aug 28, 2019

Probably one of the best Batman Superman team ups in ages. Art is spectacular, great details. It was both creepy and fun to see the death of the Justice League by the hands of the Batman Who Laughs. Although DC has revealed some of the characters that are Infected before this issue, it's still a good read. Billy Batson revealing himself, telling how he was changed is totally fine but I think it would have been interesting to have added an art in the background that shows the very moment of the infection and a tragedy.

9.0
Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1

Aug 29, 2019

Pretty good start for a first issue. Joker is back in action, loved the jail break and Batman deducing his escape. Moving forward, I guess there's going to be a lot to catch up on the mystery of Gotham's curse very much involving Bruce Wayne, Azrael and Joker.

10
Batman: Curse of the White Knight #2

Aug 29, 2019

First, the Art is gorgeous! Cover alone will make you want to pick it up. The backup stories of the 1600s are brilliantly placed at the beginning, they have an uncompromising illustration and self-contained nature while adding the necessary depth to the 21st century happenings. Joker is let loose and for the first time Jim Gordon gets to know the truth about his daughter. And Harleen Quinzel is Pregnant, there's so much to unpack. It seems I underestimated Azrael, he's a real badass character here. Everything's networked in Batcave? I really hope Batman has a backup. Nonetheless it will be interesting to see Azrael and Bats go on a collision course.

8.5
Batman: Damned #1

Aug 29, 2019

Certainly an interesting book. It's essentially a crime/detective mystery setup which seamlessly blends with supernatural/magical elements of DC. Batman comics deems to be gritty and dark I guess this is a perfect use of Black Label. I think Bruce's childhood experiences were well written, Art is top notch it pulls you right into the world. Apart from that I don't know when the infamous John Constantine did a major in literature/philosophy, may be I don't know the character well enough. Be it for the sake of narration or something I can't help but wonder about the seriousness of it, now it doesn't necessarily mean I didn't like it.

7.5
Batman: Damned #2

Aug 29, 2019

Seriously, I would give 100/10 for the art it is that beautiful with all the attention to detail. Bermejo has put his best in the illustration. Sometimes the writing and the narration seem to complicate things, 'MAD?! SAD?! BAD little boy?!' it doesn't make it easier. I didn't like how Batman can be out of control and desperate in this one, it's because of the childhood trauma? I don't mean the death of his parents, it only comes later on. I didn't like Jason Blood/Etrigan and The Spectre design here at all, Deadman on the other hand is poorly utilised. By the way, what was that Harley Quinn were gonna do to Batman at the end?

9.0
Batman: Damned #3

Aug 29, 2019

Immediately likeable dynamic between Constantine and Swamp Thing, loved the cemetery action sequences. Harley Quinn is unbelievable, she's a different person without Joker, no wonder she buried Batman alive. After two books the narration get a real hold of the wit and flair for the dramatic. Enchantress/Bruce himself is the reason for the death of his parents, open to interpretations - quite a notable aspect of this comic. Boston and Constantine together with the help of Zatanna make Enchantress' deal go away, finally making it easier for the Dark Knight to accept his final fate. The whole take on the Batman was not tried before, it's laudable even though it sacrifices some of the Batman's characteristics for the plot. A satisfying conclusion, or is it a beginning to something else entirely?! Azzarello leaves that part out to the readers.

10
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1

Aug 29, 2019

How the hell does Scott Snyder come up with amazing ideas like this? Equally amazing art by Greg Capullo to back this up. I don't know if anything would stop someone from grabbing this one. Four part story and so much to comprehend.

10
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2

Aug 29, 2019

Absolutely worth spending your time on! Where do I begin? Joker's severed head in a jar, by this point anyone would have noticed he is the narrator of this story, a great one at that - often cracks awesome pent-up jokes. He's simply there for Batman and readers to make understand what has become of this world, or not! There are so many DC elements and characters warped into this story on the account of the events that lead to the present, such as the Speedforce storm where Barry and other speedsters seem to be trapped in, Fort Waller under Nuclear Man - Captain Atom, Animal Men, Unknown Soldiers, Swamp Thing and the Fabric of The Spectre being the portal to many places, absolutely brilliant! OMEGA is mysterious, just the way I love it. Can't have a guess on who he might be even when he is revealed in his full form. And what he did to Alfred is savage! Scarecrow and Bane together, that's a deadly team up. Batman with his Joker in a jar coming to the Plains of Solitude in search of Hope and Luthor having a change of heart when Superman gave his life saving him adds weight to Superman and his legacy especially in a Batman story, it's rare and special. Luthor just adores Superman, the way he rambles over him. It's all kinda cute and emotional, Luthor asking Diana to tell Superman what he did if she ever sees him. And so at the end, they reach Gotham or what it has become, to be ambushed by Court of Owls?! Operating secretly in Gotham controlled by OMEGA?! Dick Grayson is the leader?! Can we rule him out of not being the OMEGA?! I'm positively looking forward to all the answers. Did I miss anything? Yes, the Art. I don't think anyone would have nailed it but Capullo.

9.0
Batman: Universe #1

Aug 17, 2019

9.0
Batman: Universe #2

Aug 15, 2019

This one's surprisingly funny at times, it also keep readers focused on the story. Have to say Bendis really understands Batman.

9.0
Batman: Universe #3

Sep 15, 2019

The interrogation scene by Thanagarian law enforcement was nice, their tenacity was quite amusing but I found it was (kinda) odd that Batman had to explain himself to a group of Thanagarians since he has saved the Universe a couple of times with the Justice League. That's gotta mean something, right? And none of them seems to know him!? C'mon! It felt like the whole setup was made only to make it all look appealing. I liked this cool idea, the place faded out to a strikingly marvellous Thanagarian open environment once the interrogation was over. Visually brilliant art and I'm loving the colours applied throughout the comic. Batman: "I don't fly... It (the cape) is for gliding." Thanagarian: "Aw, cute." (Seriously, Thanagarian!? You really want to go there and see what Batman's made of?). They equip him a wearable with Bat-wings that allowed him to fly (yes, it came in black). It was quirky and proves furthermore Thanagar is far more advanced and adapting civilisation. I'm not a fan of Batman being teleported to places back and forth while he has no clue of how and why it's happening, it's trippy but at least it brings interesting narrative like the one at the end, meeting Jonah Hex himself, the man who may have all the right answers, I'm sure the next issue is going to be amazing. It's really entertaining to see Hal, Vic and Bruce in med bay casually engaging in a series of conversation, figuring out the cause of events that's happened so far. GL and Batman's little adventure in finding Savage and the Egg in Dino Island was exceptionally fun. Bendis writes relationships between characters seamlessly, "Batman Loves Dinosaurs", abso-freakin-lutely!

8.0
Battlepug #1

Sep 5, 2019

I really liked Battlepug and the mythology that surrounds it. Art is exceptionally good.

7.5
Berserker Unbound #1

Sep 7, 2019

First, the art is significantly detailed. In my opinion the protagonist was not given a proper means to mourn after the immediate tragedy that took place in this book, at times the narration and dialogues seemed a little odd as well, I don't know where it went wrong but I certainly know where the book is at its best, the whole idea behind shoving a character to a certain point in time in which they don't belong often paves way for a dynamic storytelling and I think Lemire achieved the transition fluently.

9.0
Berserker Unbound #2

Sep 7, 2019

Jeff Lemire seems to genuinely want to do good by this comic. His choice of words are impressive with plenty of attention to subjects, the dialogues and interaction between the two characters are often amusing, funny and altruistic as much as they are superfluous, character development is well made nonetheless. I'm thoroughly impressed with the art and the way the artist, Mike Deodato chose to bring them together with a novel use of panels. One more thing I came to notice from reading it so far is that the pace is brisk and it didn't bore me once, for some it may be a negative aspect - not covering what's essential but I say, what's more important than establishing humanity?

8.0
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #1

Aug 17, 2019

8.5
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #2

Aug 15, 2019

One thing I know about Jeff Lemire is that he's not your average comic book writer. I always welcome crossovers especially from 2 entirely different franchises. I'm not very familiar with Dark Horse Comics' Black Hammer Universe but I'm an avid DC reader so naturally this caught my attention. Issue #1 was Different, the Crossover Element is an added bonus it presented some of the interesting Black Hammer characters nicely for new readers like me, this issue is no exception. I loved the artwork here and I thought it's well done than the first one.

8.5
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #3

Sep 15, 2019

The remaining JL members interrogate Black Hammer characters about their immediate appearance and the disappearance of the rest of the leaguers, honestly it was fun and seemed interesting but I don't know how they allowed themselves to be kept in and all locked up without putting up a fight. At least Gail seems to know what she's doing when she left. Didn't expect Zatanna there, it was nice to see her help Gail find her true self at the end of the comic. Finally Vic and Bruce happened to find something that may hold a clue of where they're stranded and how to get out of it. Didn't see much of Clark and Diana but it's alright since their attitude towards the place was addressed in the previous issue. The Para-Zone looks like a cool and complex area with its own terms of time and space. Colonel Weird seamlessly explains about the World of Black Hammer and its events to an avid DC reader such as myself through John Stewart. The development gets even more mysterious when it reveals the Strange Man, the one who's reportedly responsible for the switch. And we get to know what really happened to the Flash. For the characters who are trapped in there it may seem like it has happened a long time ago as they also seem to believe Barry died but when Barry ran towards the border, he actually crossed the plane and ends up meeting John on the other side instead, while causing an unexpected consequence that traps the three of them somewhere entirely new! It was brilliantly written and thoroughly intriguing.

8.0
Bone Parish #1

Sep 2, 2019

Creepy and good.

8.5
Bone Parish #2

Sep 2, 2019

8.5
Bone Parish #3

Sep 2, 2019

8.0
Bone Parish #4

Sep 2, 2019

8.5
Bone Parish #5

Sep 2, 2019

9.0
Bone Parish #6

Sep 2, 2019

Takes quite an interesting turn here.

8.5
Bone Parish #7

Sep 2, 2019

Cullen Bunn is really taking it up a notch - the whole creepiness.

9.0
Bone Parish #8

Sep 2, 2019

Cool issue with fine art.

9.5
Bone Parish #9

Sep 2, 2019

Great! Things become intertwined and complex.

9.0
Bone Parish #10

Sep 2, 2019

Man, can it get any worse than what happened in this one?

9.0
Bone Parish #11

Sep 2, 2019

Deep sh*t.

9.0
Bone Parish #12

Sep 2, 2019

A great conclusion, art is quite detailed for this one.

7.5
Coffin Bound #1

Sep 5, 2019

This comic baffles me, I don't know may be I find it too hard to get the setup in which all of this is taking place. Some scenes were really terrifying it could give one nightmares. Characterisation is not bad but for once I thought some of the characters to survive throughout this series as they seemed important at first because the author really took his time in developing them only to remove them off from the story as soon as he could, like it was done to make the antagonist, EarthEater appear scary enough.

8.5
Coffin Bound #2

Sep 15, 2019

Coffin Bound gets more violent and carnal in here. What surprised me more is that the antagonist Paulie being very much alive! I thought he's just an another character wasted after an incident with EarthEater in the previous issue. Now EarthEater finds Isabel right where he wanted her and little Taqa feels like she's just making a conversation with Paulie, a complete stranger to her, who happens to be in her home besides that, she doesn't realise he killed Cassandra and made an impression on the wall behind the house. Looking forward to the next issue.

8.5
Collapser #1

Aug 17, 2019

9.0
Collapser #2

Aug 15, 2019

Issue #1 picked my interest as I gave it a try, now it's time to go along with this beautifully crafted comics. I don't know many comics that jumped a great distance (story-wise) from issue #1 to #2 but this one does it so effortlessly, such a pleasure to read. The art? It Is Quite Something.

8.5
Collapser #3

Sep 15, 2019

Wow, so the black hole is actually a sentient being! Didn't think it would happen but it's cool, science meets weird kinda cool and the art is trippy and literally stellar to boot. The personified Black Hole tells Liam the story of Leon James - his father, a mad scientist who exploited his followers and established dictatorship, and Jennifer James - his mother who happened to have helped so many people by doing what was right even when it meant to betray her husband and leave her only child behind in safe hands, it was interesting and quite poignant. Again, didn't expect this little black hole to have been so closely associated with Liam's father and mother to begin with. I thought the villain was underutilised even though his backstory is solid. The second part of the comic was good, I mean that's what any amateur would do with their newfound powers when all they had before this was misery. The end was intriguing, sets the mood up for the next issue.

10
DCeased #1

Sep 4, 2019

From the writer who single-handedly wrote and administered Injustice, comes a new and exciting comic with an unconventional idea. Definitely worth every single moment I spent reading the first issue. Loved the characters here, their dialogues were well written it looked nothing more than natural. The Art is fantastic, suits the setup well. I like the fact how the whole thing starts with Cyborg in Apokolips and the way Darkseid managed to extract Anti Life Equation from him by summoning Death - Black Racer. Tom Taylor makes use of Jack Kirby's Fourth World elements and the characters better than anyone I know. Suddenly everything becomes grim as the people of Earth in contact get infected by the techno virus, even some of the heroes, which is portrayed in an entirely different manner this time, without any hope. All in all, it's a cool series to keep an eye out for.

9.5
DCeased #2

Sep 4, 2019

This comic continues to surprise me. Tom Taylor goes far and wide to attain an ultimate perfection and sophistication with his impending knowledge of the DC Universe, he's a true fan. First, gotta love the narration. Damian is accompanied by Jon and his family, Oliver, Dinah and Hal are on an excursion and Harley and Ivy are to themselves, each get interesting dynamic going on because Tom knows whom to associate with whom in the moment of crisis. Poor Hal had to bite the dust while Canary earning his ring was certainly something. Batman's always the one with backup plans but God, the end, it was totally unexpected. But at least he deserved that chance to help people with some information he could give even in the time of despair. Bruce's final conversation with Damian and when Alfred had to shoot him was emotional as heck.

9.0
DCeased #3

Sep 4, 2019

Another amazing issue. To see Superman put his infected father to sleep, it was so sad it could just rip the heart out. In Gotham Alfred departs Wayne Manor leaving his dead family behind to see Damian while the comic quickly moves on to HQ battling Joker and then Birds of Prey. Atlantis is being devoured by Aquaman as Mera devises a quick escape plan, not even the Ocean's safe. Superman is at his best both mentally and physically, he wastes no time. To see Black Lightning and his family have survived, that offers some relief in a painstakingly wretched world it has become.

10
DCeased #4

Sep 4, 2019

Hands down Tom Taylor is the most versatile writer working for DC Comics today, period. He comes up with ideas like they are entrée before a meal. Superman and his family, Alfred and Damian, Flash and Kid Flash, Mera, Diana and her Amazons, Hawkgirl, Green Arrow and Dinah - the new Green Lantern, Black Lightning and his family and Cyborg who has at last returned with answers, they're all finally together and it's good to see them all in one place. It was bittersweet and sad when Alfred gave the final parting gift of Bruce Wayne to his son. The scene where infected Atom puts the impenetrable Captain Atom out of commission, causing a destruction of catastrophic proportions, brilliant cliffhanger until next issue.

8.5
DCeased: A Good Day To Die #1

Sep 4, 2019

It's essential to reveal what these other characters were doing in the middle of the crisis since DCeased happens throughout DC Universe. So this was not that bad of a read, in fact, I really enjoyed reading it. Constantine is my favourite here and it's always a pleasure to have him in a comic or two. Mister Miracle and Big Barda did fine on their own, their characters were as good as ever. Damn, Mister Terrific was torn apart in a brief moment, did not expect that one but then I guess this is Tom Taylor's own way of shocking readers time and again.

10
Dear Justice League OGN

Aug 29, 2019

Adorable Graphic Novel? Solid 10/10.

8.5
Doctor Mirage (2019) #1

Sep 6, 2019

Mind-bending issue featuring the death defying Doctor Mirage. Note to Self: Collect more Valiant comic book series starting with this one.

7.5
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) #1

Aug 17, 2019

Weight of the Worlds #1, a comic that is good (but not great) for a comeback of Gerard Way's Doom Patrol.

5.0
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) #2

Aug 17, 2019

I think the problem with this issue is that it tries too hard to be weird and funny, the outcome is miserable. Reeling characters back in, modifying them for their own good? At least there is a shimmer of hope for Larry Trainor at the end.

8.5
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) #3

Sep 4, 2019

I liked this one, it's a good prelude and an interesting setup to a new narrative arc. Art is spectacular as always and I loved little expressions like Editor-Bot which annotates the record of alternative Doom Patrol-worthy events that never happened. It serves its purpose well and there is a chance it could collide with the current continuity as part of the overall story. Gerard Way finally provides a sound narrative with fresh new ideas as it borrows some of the old elements and characters of Doom Patrol.

7.5
Everything #1

Sep 7, 2019

Off to a good start even though this doesn't reveal much, let's see how it holds up in the next issue.

9.0
Fallen World #1

Sep 8, 2019

Great world-building, great characters, and the story is much better.

8.5
Fallen World #2

Sep 8, 2019

9.0
Fallen World #3

Sep 8, 2019

8.0
Fallen World #4

Sep 8, 2019

9.0
Fallen World #5

Sep 8, 2019

A surprisingly good and offbeat conclusion. And it seems like the story progresses in the pages of Rai #1.

8.5
Flash Forward (2019) #1  
8.0
Gotham City Monsters #1

Sep 15, 2019

This brings up DC's Rebirth and post-Rebirth characteristics in its narrative, Orlando seems to know the Universe well enough and adds interesting elements to keep the story moving forward. I, Vampire, Frankenstein, Killer Croc, Orca and Lady Clay are one oddball team-up even for Gotham City Monsters, nevertheless, their actions are sound and they set the stage up for what's to come. I couldn't quite get some parts of the narration, seemed cryptic but otherwise it's all good. Art is appropriate, couldn't have done better.

8.5
Green Arrow (2016) #50

Aug 11, 2019

This issue of Green Arrow has the single most intriguing and surprising elements. I was expecting for a new wave of GA stories from #51 but unfortunately DC has had other plans. It's a shame because it could have been awesome from where it left off. Nonetheless, it was a honest and good read.

8.0
Gwenpool Strikes Back #1

Sep 16, 2019

Gwenpool takes quite a looong time providing the 'origin and other tales' with her monologue session. Not a complaint, trust me when I say I'm starting to like her, but... Are some of the details really necessary? This is my first time reading Gwenpool, to be honest she is like a mashup of Harley Quinn, Batgirl and Mxyzptlk combined. I know I know, coming from a DC fan this may seem like a rambling, don't get me wrong. Although she has a striking likeness to a certain character, she wants readers to think otherwise (I'm not even talking about Gwen Stacy), sooo I didn't really get that part. Did she want to convey she is her own person or was it some kind of a joke that I'm too gullible to understand? Nevertheless, I really loved seeing her break the 4th wall - talking about Dinah Lance, that bank robbery and some quality time with Spider-Man, who is she kidding? It was all fun except, I thought the end could have been done better 'cause it had the weirdest idea.

7.5
Gwenpool Strikes Back #2

Sep 16, 2019

My goodness! Most of this is coated with nothing but weird (equals gross), what's with all the bluntness in here? I know we are talking about Deadpool and Gwenpool in a single issue, but still... I'd like to think I enjoyed this 'Rated Teen+' comic but, in the end it's just plain okay. There's so much to storytelling, breaking the 4th wall is a blessing in itself but the writer doesn't seem to realise it yet. Anyhow this issue wasn't so bad cause the ideas were cool, often with so much potential. The art is entirely a different matter, David Baldeon killed it. I thought the end was interesting cause 'Unmasking Spidey' struck a nerve on Deadpool. Looking forward to something exciting in the next issue.

8.0
Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy (2019) #1

Sep 4, 2019

I get it's kind of a formality to publish Pamela and Wally's stories after the events of HiC, this one seems like a pretty good first issue in my opinion. It's exciting and endearing. Harley is Harley, she dominates this comic with funny, reckless and compassionate side of her, everything about her is supercharged at once cause you know how she is when it comes to Ivy. I don't understand why they had to make Ivy more like Swamp Thing. I liked some of the ideas, Luthor's gift for Ivy who after using the fertiliser transforms into something that'd stabilise her and Floronic man showing up with a proposal. I hope they address how Ivy survived going forward.

7.5
House of X #1

Aug 31, 2019

I haven't particularly reviewed any Marvel comics as of yet although I'm somewhat familiar with the universe and this series seemed impossible not to notice since the word of mouth is highly positive. I picked this up also because of the 'fresh start' nature of it. I have to say I'm impressed with the art and the amount of details in building the environment for the mutants. The classification of the mutants, their powers and the system including several organisations' involvement in it may seem too much for an ordinary reader. I don't know if it lives up to the hype for me but it was good, I wouldn't say great, the writing is smooth nonetheless.

9.0
House of X #2

Aug 31, 2019

I found Moira's past lives thoroughly interesting. And here they have a chart mapped for her, a timeline. Truly Impressive!

8.0
House of X #3

Aug 31, 2019

8.0
Inferior Five #1  
10
Joker OGN

Aug 30, 2019

I picked 'Joker, DC Black Label Edition' after reading Azzarello's Batman: Damned because people said there's a little connection to it. So I started reading it expecting the usual, from at least what I know about Joker and what he does, but this book proved to be entirely different, it's a masterpiece to say the least. Anyone who is slightly interested in getting to know the real Joker, to peep into the mind of a psychotic killer, should read this book. I saw a comment here in CBRU that said "Joker shouldn't be praised for what he does - and - Thank God for Batman", I stand by it. This comic is thought-provoking, cautionary, disturbing, psychological, insane and violent. This could give nightmares for the soft-hearted. Observe the story from the perspective of a man called Jonny Frost, who at first wants to feel powerful, so he becomes the driver for Joker. Jonny heeds whatever that Joker says, eventually Joker starts to like him and occasionally he teaches him. Joker even confessed to Jonny once the way he had never did to anybody, well, apart from Harley Quinn who shouldn't be taken into account. The story starts with a monologue, "It spread like Wildfire, Joker is a disease that infected Gotham city..." And it ends with, "There's no cure for Joker, no cure at all, just a Batman." - Brilliant! Art by Lee Bermejo makes the whole thing look cinematic, only this guy could visualise Brian Azzarello's script this good. Every panel that Joker's in, he's terrifying to look at.

9.0
Justice League (2018) #13

Aug 26, 2019

Insanely beautiful. Joker leaves Legion of Doom on a high note.

8.5
Justice League (2018) #14

Aug 31, 2019

It's an enjoyable read. Art is spectacular, especially the Thanagar Prime environment. Glad to see The Savage Hawkman.

9.0
Justice League (2018) #15

Aug 31, 2019

'SUPERMAN: Solar receptors in my skin are bathing in his energy, I feel like I could crack the Earth in half with a footstep. BATMAN: Well, don't.' LOL. Sometimes there are so much to read here like fillers in between, nevertheless it's all good. Finally Starman is awake and the Martian Keep is spilling long kept secrets while she's kept in Thanagar Prime.

8.0
Justice League (2018) #16

Aug 31, 2019

There were a lot revelations here, especially Thanagar Prime being an illusion and the past about Martian Manhunter. Some seem familiar like it was told before, the end though, it's exhilarating.

10
Justice League (2018) #17

Aug 31, 2019

Scott Snyder comes back to tell the story of Martian Manhunter and Lex Luthor's shared past, the adventures they had as friends, the childhood connection that's long forgotten, erased from their memory for their own good. So emotional and tragic, this changes everything moving forward. And I'm starting to love Jarro the Starfish, now I get why Batman's so close to it.

8.5
Justice League (2018) #18

Aug 31, 2019

A lot of well written and much needed history, of Vandal Savage and Lionel Luthor - it adds more depth. No complaints about the art, it's suitable for the nature of this comic. It's deeply interesting to know why Luthor is the most badass villain there is, he seem to have a backup plan for every situation these days especially after Joker incident.

9.5
Justice League (2018) #19

Aug 31, 2019

I dig Scott Snyder writing JL more than James Tynion IV writing JL. His writing is really fun and entertaining not to mention the amount of detail he puts in his work, art by Jorge Jimenez captures it all so beautifully. Things are finally heating up after Mxy's michief runs all over the place and man, it's all better when the crisis is explained by the imp, the art really shines there. Finally at the end when Superman realises it's a trap all along, totally unexpected. Really enjoyed this issue.

9.5
Justice League (2018) #20

Aug 31, 2019

The Sixth Dimension is a cool place, a really nice setup to convince the heroes. Of course it's not what it seems. And there is no way Superman can escape from that place as he struggles with all he could do. Can this get anymore better?

10
Justice League (2018) #21

Aug 31, 2019

Solid 10/10. Finally the World Forger reveals himself from the disguise of future Superman. The fight between Superman and him is so well done. That page where Mxy 'unimagines everything in existence' as all the colouring fades to pencilling, it was really nice and imaginative.

9.0
Justice League (2018) #22

Aug 31, 2019

I like Tynion's work here, this issue may seem like a sidetrack but it adds the necessary depth and a point to the whole crisis. Perpetua looks as Lex and his Legion saves the day with their own imp, Bat-mite to fight Mxy. It also deals with how Perpetua came to be and how she was contained by Three Brothers.

10
Justice League (2018) #23

Aug 31, 2019

Starting and ending this comic with Superman was really beautiful. His unrelenting struggle means there is hope, hope shines brighter here than anything. It was interesting to look at a different version of Lois and Jimmy holding the fort full of bad guys. The whole deal with World Forger and Batman is so wrong, I hate Batman here more than ever. The part where Flash asks the league to wait up as all of them run towards something with their hands still cuffed, the irony, it was good. Legion of Doom helping reminder of the Justice League at the end was certainly unexpected, not to mention Darkseid, I can't believe what I just read. It was so crazy!

10
Justice League (2018) #24

Aug 31, 2019

Man, I hate Batman so much! Rewriting his friends cell by cell to his will? That's messed up. The World Forger seem like a bigger threat now. I loved the whole Legion of Doom's reformed selves. The whole conversation that happened there and the way they saved the Justice League from Apokolips, the actions were exhilarating, it was all so emotional and proves there's good in everyone. And as usual, well done starting this comic with Clark, makes fans like me adore Superman even more.

10
Justice League (2018) #25

Sep 1, 2019

Freakin' Super-Duper Superman moment! The opening made me cry a bit when it seemed there's no hope for Superman but then suddenly it's all clear. Heartwarming and absolutely mind-blowing what Batman has done, tricking World Forger into believing in him while Bats made other plans secretly to save Superman. So cool! This redefines everything we know about Superman, strengthens Batman and Superman's friendship and showed that Justice League is the greatest superhero team ever. The end is intriguing and brings forth the setup for the Year of the Villain. It's a brilliant idea that DC has come up with, changing Luthor and preparing for the Justice-Doom War.

8.0
Justice League (2018) #26

Sep 1, 2019

This issue was alright, it was wonderful to see all the heroes in one place.

8.5
Justice League (2018) #27

Sep 1, 2019

I guess this is better than the previous issue, has more stories especially about Monitor. Art was okay I'd rate it 7/10.

8.5
Justice League (2018) #28

Sep 1, 2019

Now Lex has gone completely insane and weird, this was a good conclusion to Apex Predator. Art is better than the last. Now Justice-Doom War begins from the next issue.

9.5
Justice League (2018) Annual #1

Aug 31, 2019

Takes place immediately after the events of Justice League #16 (Source: Trade Paperback). This issue is perfect, has everything a JL fan deserves. Looks amazing when all these characters converge at the source wall under Starman's guidance in fixing it once and for all. The Omega Titans were brought together to patch them with it like a firewall, brilliant. Hawkgirl is an important character here and I love what's happening between her and Martian Manhunter, emotion is strongly justified considering they've both made sacrifices. The timing of the Legion of Doom is perfect when I thought where they went when this is all happening. Finally, Perpetua has returned. "And she would not be imprisoned again", so cool!

9.5
Justice League Dark (2018) #7

Sep 5, 2019

I think it must be evident by now that James Tynion IV does a pretty good job at writing JLD than what he does in JL along with Scott Snyder, now I didn't mean his work in JL is bad it's just he really gets myth and lore. This one's a good example, consisting four well told terrifying stories that shows entities ravaging heroes, villains and oddballs alike. Brilliant storytelling given authenticity by otherworldly art, pun intended. It's fascinating, the situation Zatara and Sargon are trapped in as they attempt to send a message through the Ruby of Life, the more the elements are involved the more it gets interesting.

10
Justice League Dark (2018) #8

Sep 5, 2019

Not gonna lie, I'm thoroughly impressed with this series and its tenacity to deliver pure awesomeness, Tynion has certainly earned his respect. It's quite entertaining to see every magic users in one place, the art manages to capture the detail perfectly. This issue deals with so many things at once like the unforeseen invasion of Otherkind into the Oblivion Bar, wow, that must be horrifying and not to mention Lords of Order at the end of this comic. Wonder Woman and Zatanna's side quest strengthens the development of the characters and stories. I did not expect Man-Bat out of all the people to perform magic and succeed with it by releasing Khalid Nassour who was imprisoned by corrupted Nabu, well, I guess that's JLD, it keeps surprising.

9.0
Justice League Dark (2018) #9

Sep 5, 2019

Damn, what an issue that redefines Doctor Fate and his relationship with its hosts. This gives perfectly good cause for Nabu to do what he does. Ripping Jason Blood and Etrigan the Demon apart and leaving Jason for the time to catch up with him is badass, proving in addition why Doctor Fate is not that someone to take lightly, apparently Fate taught Merlin himself. In all seriousness the comic finds time to make fun when Blue Devil enters the scene and greets Doctor Fate normally unaware of what has happened earlier and then he quickly makes sense of it all and as he asks Bobo, "I missed something important, didn't I? Is Doctor Fate a bad guy now?", So cool. The art is really making a splash in Wonder Woman and Zatanna's quest for answers.

8.5
Justice League Dark (2018) #10

Sep 5, 2019

So for an instance Zatanna for Constantine is like Harry for Professor Snape? Not to mention Zatara can be related with the likeness of Dumbledore here. If that's true then it reveals how much she means for John, absolutely loved this little revelation, it adds more depth to an already complex character. Now we get to fully perceive Doctor Fate/Nabu's judgemental plan, not bad for him and the Lords of Order. Circe's association with Otherkind entity was longtime coming since the conclusion of the Witching Hour, glad they addressed it.

9.0
Justice League Dark (2018) #11

Sep 5, 2019

All New Lords of Chaos? Man, talk about weird and chaotic appearance of Wonder Woman and Zatanna at the end of this comic as they get hold of a little chaos Mordru had left for them in Ruby of Life to defend against the Lords of Order led by Nabu. Didn't take Mordru for a masochist, he seems to have had a good time putting these two good women into submission, smacking Wonder Woman twice in a row as she was being held with restraint, where were the Feminists? Just kidding, he's a Lord of Chaos alright. I love it when Tynion explores the place of the Homo Magi and how he goes from there explaining in detail about the history of it all connecting several other magical societies in DC Universe. The comic gets emotional in moments like when the people of Myrra were erased from existence and when Blue Devil was transformed into stone by Nabu for seeking justice for them. Can't wait for the finale.

10
Justice League Dark (2018) #12

Sep 5, 2019

A cohesive and satisfying conclusion. Seeing Justice League in here felt so good like a breath of fresh air after having spent the time with JL DARK characters, not that I'm complaining. Flash is always a go to character to crack jokes and act silly in tense situations and Batman is always the one with concerns, nicely done, James. JLD Lords of Chaos vs Lords of Order, simply one of the best action sequences in comics to date in terms of art. Sheer storytelling on whatever that preceded it. By the way can everyone read Zatanna's spells of Chaos with ease? It's not even backwards it was all just scrambled, how do they do it? This comic is as surprising as ever. Prodigy Khalid Nassour confronts Nabu as he helps Kent Nelson, John Constantine and Phantom Stranger come out from the foreground of the helmet with the help of Jason Blood who seeks the Demons Three and regains his powers. A whole lot of power and skill sets were required to trap Nabu in the Helmet of Fate forever, Doctor Fate has proved to become an immensely complex as well as problematic character for the magical community. Couldn't have written it all better than this.

7.5
Justice League: Odyssey #6

Sep 1, 2019

Not much is happening in this issue, I liked how the space is defined here. It was a good read nevertheless.

8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #7

Sep 1, 2019

This is a splendid issue, art is glorious, lives up to the title - Odyssey.

8.0
Justice League: Odyssey #8

Sep 1, 2019

Heavy stuff. I kinda like the story and where it's leading them.

8.5
Justice League: Odyssey #9

Sep 1, 2019

Cyborg kicks ass in this issue with all his mother box machinery. Sephulkore seems to be an intriguing idea till now. The end takes an interesting turn, let's hope it holds true moving forward.

8.5
Justice League: Odyssey #10

Sep 1, 2019

Wow. The next issue is going to be good as the hunt for the relics is over. I think Abnett has been building it all up until the very end.

9.5
Justice League: Odyssey #11

Sep 1, 2019

Oh my goodness! Abnett has really been building it all up for this very moment. This comic is exhilarating, I literally felt like I couldn't breath while I was reading it. I feel sorry for Jessica, she's really in trouble now. There's a lot of scientific terms that are used here, it was really cool even though I couldn't fully comprehend or get a simple meaning of it. Sepulkore is solid, the way it needs more than 50 Apokoliptian relics to jump start it to avoid the forthcoming multiversal threat and to sustain life within, the whole idea behind Darkseid's plan is brilliant. Opening the comic with Lex looking for Darkseid was really interesting, 'Darkseid is always a damn variable', nice Lexy! While Darkseid have a look at Lex and Brainiac have their little conversation, from such a distance thinking to himself, 'Arrogant mortal children swimming out of their depth', freakin' Badass of Darkseid! And Cyborg, DC has always asked the question, is he Man or Machine? Darkseid has the answer, Cyborg is Apokoliptian because the Mother Box that fused with Vic Stone's human body became a being of its own, theoretically.

10
Justice League: Odyssey #12

Sep 1, 2019

I knew it, Dan Abnett must have had this for the ultimate conclusion from the very first time he started writing JLO. It was all Darkseid, his plans all along, every single thing since Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael got on board. This is like the perfect Rebirth of Darkseid. Poor Jessica, she doesn't deserve this death but in the end she had it coming, who was she kidding? This is Darkseid she was facing all alone in the end. Cyborg - the code that activates Sepulkore, Starfire - the Fire that lights up Sepulkore pit, and Azrael - the Faith that creates Para-Angels. 3 important principles of Darkseid's Domain, Technology, Power and Belief. Genius writing!

8.5
King Thor #1

Sep 15, 2019

Probably the best Thor vs Loki conflict ever, I just couldn't get more out of the whole battle sequences and intimate confrontation they both shared. The narration is on point but the art feels a little inconsistent in some places otherwise the brilliant colouring makes up for it. When Mjolnir flew back to Thor once it got soaked in the nearest star, Thor uses it not to burn Loki (cause it wouldn't have worked) but to light up the whole planet made of napalm, practically a nuke (which would've hurt him real bad), it was pure awesomeness. Aaron is one of the writers who really gets Thor and he knows how to make more heroic moments just for Thor. The quest of Thor's granddaughters was not much but it was alright, it provides the necessary boost to the overall narrative. Cool cliffhanger by the way, Gorr the god of god butchers is back!

8.0
Legion of Super-Heroes (2019): Millennium #1

Sep 4, 2019

Okay, here's what I thought. I expected this comic to reveal the Legion like everybody else because it says Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium, unfortunately there's no sign of them. But then I realise the synopsis reads otherwise, I believe this is going to be a key issue that'd help make you understand the character, Rose and Thorn better for the stories to follow. Having said that, I think this is not a bad read. It was quite enjoyable to have a look at future societies of Neo-Gotham, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow through the eyes of an immortal human being who's struggling to survive for centuries with no knowledge of what's happened to her. Jim Lee and Andre Araujo's Art stood out, others' were okay.

9.5
Man and Superman #1

Aug 17, 2019

Marv Wolfman said, this is the best Superman story he has ever written. I can assure you, it is. Have you ever heard of a writer say this? I have not. That urged me to pick this one up so anyone who is even slightly interested in Superman should read this. This is not the typical origin story of baby Kal-El - kid Clark Kent who eventually becomes Superman and save lives from there. This is the crucial moment of Clark Kent's life, these decisions change him forever, he becomes the man the world would remember. Wolfman really understands Superman and... Lois Lane. I loved the art, it is by far the best in terms of detailing. Wolfman himself said, Claudio Castellini poured his heart and soul into this. Some of you may think this is an exaggeration of a review by a Superman fan, all you really gotta do is look for yourself.

9.0
Manor Black #1

Aug 30, 2019

I will say Cullen Bunn can write horror fantasy so well, often it is surprising and scary, love the whole blood wizardry thing going on in Manor family. Art by Tyler Crook is strikingly good. I will give this series a go.

8.5
Manor Black #2

Aug 30, 2019

Characters are well developed in this issue. It still feels like there's a lot of things that needs explaining. Hope to see more going forward.

9.5
Midnight Vista #1

Sep 6, 2019

Okay, so I guess I'm the first user to review. Let me tell you this is one of those comics you wouldn't want to miss, it literally speaks volumes. The art is quite brilliant it felt as if it attempts to express the whole thing right out of the book. Can't wait for the next issue.

8.0
Mountainhead #1

Sep 6, 2019

Feels like I've been in on a roller coaster ride reading this issue and I'm afraid it's only starting. It may seem like a lot to comprehend at times as the little boy Abraham/James goes through tough transition in an uncharted territory but at least one thing is certain - nothing is as it seems.

7.5
Mysteries of Love in Space #1  
8.5
Naomi #1

Aug 17, 2019

8.5
Naomi #2

Aug 17, 2019

8.0
Naomi #3

Aug 17, 2019

7.5
Naomi #4

Aug 17, 2019

Okay so this issue deals with the background of Naomi's step father and Dee, the protector. It's a good read for now until the next issue reveals the long awaited origin of Naomi.

9.0
Naomi #5

Aug 17, 2019

Wow! So much to handle. A really well made emotional, tragic and hopeful origin story just like Superman's but a lot different at the same time, no wonder Naomi can relate to Supes. Campbell's art is top notch here. Congratulations Bendis! for such a character work.

9.5
Naomi #6

Aug 17, 2019

This has the most badass moments. Naomi rocks! I can't wait for the things that await her especially a potential Superman Naomi team up from Bendis and Campbell.

7.5
Nightwing (2016) #50

Aug 24, 2019

Everything's changed, change is good but it's also kinda sad to see Nightwing this way, hope he finds his way eventually. The writing is okay, the art boosts the comic.

7.0
Nightwing (2016) #51

Aug 24, 2019

7.0
Nightwing (2016) #52

Aug 24, 2019

6.5
Nightwing (2016) #53

Aug 24, 2019

6.0
Nightwing (2016) #54

Aug 24, 2019

6.0
Nightwing (2016) #55

Aug 24, 2019

6.0
Nightwing (2016) #56

Aug 24, 2019

9.0
No One Left To Fight #1

Sep 7, 2019

First thing that struck me once I looked at the synopsis is, how novel the idea appears to be, and I'm not disappointed, not one bit. Did they mention it's inspired by Dragon Ball? Sign me up already! The art and colours are highly attractive, suits the setup nicely.

9.0
No One Left To Fight #2

Sep 7, 2019

Damn, this comic continues to surprise with so much stuff at once. Great detailing here.

9.5
No One Left To Fight #3

Sep 7, 2019

Kudos to the creative team behind No One Left to Fight, it continues its winning streak. I can't wait to get to the bottom of the series.

9.0
Once & Future #1

Sep 5, 2019

I think this series is going to kick-ass! Pretty entertaining first issue, slowly and unexpectedly reveals the whole supernatural elements of the story. Art and colours are gorgeous.

8.0
Pretty Violent #1

Aug 22, 2019

I checked this out cause the title looked cool, 'Pretty Violent' indeed. There are comics that use swearing and bloody actions for the sake of cool factor but this isn't like that. This is way too natural at what it does.

8.5
Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #1

Aug 30, 2019

By this time I'd only seen the animated shows, this comic is surprisingly good to read.

9.0
Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #2

Aug 30, 2019

This series redefines Samurai Jack.

8.5
Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #3

Aug 30, 2019

The series is getting better and better.

9.5
Sea of Stars #1

Sep 8, 2019

Have to say I'm a sucker for space themed content, having said that this is an amazing issue with a whole lot of space, yeah, no kidding. The art is literally everywhere it virtually enhances the storytelling. Science and fantasy is intricately woven together, making it even more fascinating. The dynamic relationship between a father and son goes to great lengths, and that's going to be the key element of this book not to mention the mystery behind the powers of the little boy.

9.5
Sea of Stars #2

Sep 8, 2019

Truly enjoyable! I did not expect it to be funny of all things. On other occasions it's heartbreaking and bittersweet, seeing how far the father of the boy is willing to go in order to find him, and it's a given as you can practically see it on the cover of this issue. Having a look at his past is all the more profound. The whole idea behind the life support system, space suite technology, robots and vehicles and biological creatures were brilliantly designed. It seems as if the boy can do a lot as the book introduces a mysterious alien who watches over him while he cruises through space along with his new-found buddies - sentient beings that looks like a whale and a monkey.

9.0
Sea of Stars #3

Sep 8, 2019

Cool issue, art is really convincing. Kadyn must be feeling like Superman after throwing that punch. He straight up dwells on the fact that he could have all the fun he never dreamed of, fairly reasonable 'cause he's just a kid after all. Again, pretty fascinating survival ethics in space.

9.5
Shazam! (2018) #1

Sep 9, 2019

There's so much to like from Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham's all new Shazam! - it's magical, adventurous, funny and action-packed, everything a comic book fan deserves. Art just brings the facial expressions and reactions right out of the characters while the writing is truly ingenious. Shazam family finds the Station (obviously ominous) inside the Rock of Eternity that leads to the Magiclands, where was it all this time? We see Billy's father standing at the front door looking for Billy, is he really who he claims himself to be? And I thought the little story at the end of the book about Mary was cute.

8.5
Shazam! (2018) #2

Sep 9, 2019

This issue may not have much to tell but it works just as well as the first one to add depth for the collective story. So the kids take a vote, and hop on the train to the Funlands. I'm really starting to hate Freddy for taking rash decisions and persuading the family into embracing the unknown, at least Mary is being the adult for all of them. As far as I know from the comics, I don't think the foster parents have ever really looked into what the kids have been doing, as they checked in they were only able to find that children are missing from the premise. It was an interesting turn of event since Billy's father (or whoever he is) has come to talk. Doctor Sivana and Mr. Maxivermis Mind band together, for whatever nefarious plan they've concocted this time. Funlands is cool and all, let's see what the place really is going forward. Marco Santucci's art is quite good, no complaints.

9.0
Shazam! (2018) #3

Sep 9, 2019

King Kid who happens to govern the place treats Shazam family with best of the bests he can come up with at once and it looks like he wants to be the 7th family member so bad he tries to extract certain information from them. He then takes Mary hostage as soon as he realises she's 18. (Now I get that scene from previous comic where a guy tried to run away from the clowns who brought him a nice cake with 'Happy 18th Birthday' written on it) Now Billy, Eugene and Pedro transform to save the rest of them as things heat up in a matter of moments, but for the love of goodness, it seems like every children in Fundlands were brainwashed to think of Adults as bad people. Conveniently, Eugene and Pedro were sent to the Gamelands while Darla and Freddy to the Wildlands, I thought this comic could never get better than this. King Kid's origin is rather well developed, provides adequate reasons for what he does and why he does it. Eaglesham has come back to draw, he emphasises on the 'Fun' this time. On a more side note, gotta love the variant cover art in each of these comics.

9.5
Shazam! (2018) #4

Sep 9, 2019

Wildlands full of civilised animals and Gamelands that look like Ready Player One's Oasis? Count me in! I had so much fun with the subjects that were being explored in both worlds. Wildlands' carnivore dispute, treating Tigers and Humans alike while feeding Humans to savage Tigers and Gamelands' apparent real life MMORPG and Eugene enthusiastically aspiring to win over a player who never lost in there, it was all so cool to be materialised in a Shazam! Comic. On the other hand King Kid reveals the darker side of the Funlands to Billy and Mary, the life-force of enslaved adults (who were once kids) were put to use and they seem to service Fundlands from there, this comic doesn't shy away from it and I really like that about this series. Enter Black Adam to the rescue, cool cliffhanger there.

8.5
Shazam! (2018) #5

Sep 10, 2019

Okay, some of the scenes in this issue were really dark but it seemed necessary so it's alright I guess. I just couldn't have more fun out of the Wildlands and Gamelands, every single matter that was discussed in there is written exceptionally well. May be this will be adapted to the Shazam! film sequel, what do you know Geoff Johns has outlined one of a kind story one more time succeeding his run on the New 52 Shazam! Mary at long last has transformed to beat some sense into King Kid (Seriously, he deserves some spanking). Sivana confronts Black Adam head on at the end of this comic, that's going to be momentous.

8.0
Shazam! (2018) #6

Sep 10, 2019

I was told this is supposed to be a finale of some sort to 'The Seven Magic Lands Part 1' but it doesn't really feel like a conclusion to begin with. Plenty of things happened in here and a lot of it needs explaining like right now, regardless of it all this is still a solid issue. Sivana spars with Black Adam in the Rock of Eternity as Billy and Mary were pushed back to their foster home, I didn't quite get how it happened. Also I didn't know Black Adam could be so easily defeated by Sivana and Mr. Mind, it was a shocker and it seems like they have a bigger plan which is yet to be revealed. The scene where Billy meets his father for the very first time was carried out satisfactorily. I liked the story of Billy's birth told through his father, it was not bad not bad at all. How in the heck is Wizard Shazam even alive? He's like the least expected character to suddenly appear before Eugene and Pedro out of nowhere when they were in the middle of the game. King Kid prepares to bring all out kids vs. adults war on Earthlands (have to keep an eye out for it) as Mary reveals the long kept secret to her foster parents (just another shocker).

9.5
Something is Killing the Children #1

Sep 6, 2019

Amazing first issue, kept me engaged in the mystery surrounding it. Erica seems to be a likeable character. Art is hauntingly beautiful, highly recommended for anyone who's looking for a fresh new horror comic book series.

9.5
Space Bandits #1

Sep 8, 2019

You know that feeling? Once you've read a comic book you'd immediately wish they adapt it for a live-action/animated film. This is one of them, well, at least in my opinion. Art is freakin' cool it already gives that kinda vibe, Scalera must be a renowned artist. As for the story I don't know where to begin, Mark Millar's given us a fresh new series to just sit back, relax, and enjoy. Thena Khole and Cody Blue are unmistakably charming characters, unfortunate for the baddies they messed with the wrong ones, you go get 'em girls!

9.0
Space Bandits #2

Sep 8, 2019

Undoubtedly one of the best comics on the shelves right now. Fun, fast-paced and high-octane story with art that takes it up a notch. You wouldn't want to miss the prison break of the century.

8.0
Space Bandits #3

Sep 8, 2019

Mark Millar makes alien characters work by giving them peculiar attributes. This issue is massive and crazy! First part of the comic is exhilarating with all the startling details it presents and the second part is, well, how do I put it? A whole lot of weird for its own good. I feel the need to mention about the art here as well, it's excellently drawn.

9.0
Spawn #300

Sep 10, 2019

Spectacular 300th issue, indeed. Let me tell this first, I have never read a Spawn comic before and since this is a historic issue I thought I'd take a look. I was stunned by the development of the character, McFarlane and Snyder tells a consistent and modern story - the beginning of something exciting. Art is terrifyingly good, it proves McFarlane has come a long way since 1992.

9.0
Spider-Man (2019) #1  
8.5
Strayed #1

Sep 7, 2019

Purrfect issue. Interesting setup, no doubt Lou is going to be a star of the series cause it looks like it's been chosen for a strange purpose which is unclear at this point, nevertheless, it holds a lot of potential. Art is dashing with all the cool colouring but I think it lacks proper detailing.

7.5
Supergirl (2016) #27

Aug 26, 2019

Still an enjoyable read.

8.0
Supergirl (2016) #28

Aug 26, 2019

Talk about the turn of events, Andreyko doesn't shy away from bringing new things to the table.

8.5
Supergirl (2016) #29

Aug 26, 2019

So far so good. It's never been this fun to read.

8.0
Supergirl (2016) #30

Aug 26, 2019

The story here needs more refining but it still works being what it is.

8.5
Supergirl (2016) #31

Aug 26, 2019

Space battle! Gotta say this was fun.

9.0
Supergirl (2016) #32

Aug 26, 2019

This issue surprised me in a lot of ways. The way Rogol Zaar terminated the Empress for instance. Jon with his aunt Kara, the family chemistry here is super cool.

8.5
Superman (2018) #7

Aug 24, 2019

It's not that bad, the family dynamics is interestingly done here. I understand why Lois had to leave, she is a human while her son is part Kryptonian, he can handle anything moreover she didn't expect her son to stay in space for years. The deal was one summer even if they don't trust Jor-El, Clark and Lois had to have Hope that Jor-El cares about his blood, after all Jon wanted this. He is not a normal Earth boy, he had to have this.

8.5
Superman (2018) #8

Aug 24, 2019

Way to make this comic cooler, Enter Crime Syndicate. Many have an issue with Jon Kent having grown up due to space time relativity and what not. This one has plenty of stories to back it all up. Superman and Lois' frustration were on point while their son reveals what happened to him, Lois and Clark as parents are not an exception from making some mistakes.

7.5
Superman (2018) #9

Aug 24, 2019

I like the Crime Syndicate and this isn't a bad portrayal in my honest opinion. What I found average is that how Jon was able to overcome great odds, I don't know it may be the will to get back home or something but it should have been more detailed.

7.5
Superman (2018) #10

Aug 24, 2019

Did not expect Rogol Zarr there. It's a good read.

8.0
Superman (2018) #11

Aug 24, 2019

Amazing writing of a space conflict.

8.5
Superman (2018) #12

Aug 24, 2019

I loved the little El family reunion here. And it's quite interesting to see how these stories crosses over with each other. Finally the truth about Krypton is about to be revealed.

8.5
Superman (2018) #13

Aug 24, 2019

It's a solid issue with great art. Can't wait for the finale.

7.5
Superman (2018) #14

Aug 29, 2019

A good conclusion, not what I expected but still good. Rogol Zaar is a Kryptonian?! That's a big reveal. Level of respect that Superman and his family receives from Thanagarian Black Squad command is on point. And the so called 'United Nations-like proposal to unite several races of advanced alien civilisations was not very touching as it should have been, it failed to relate to the obvious. I don't know what Bendis tried here but his hand at inspiration didn't work out really well. So much lost potential for a Superman comic. Legion of Super-Heroes has arrived as planned. Looking forward to Millennium, I hope it delivers.

8.0
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #1

Aug 17, 2019

Jimmy Olsen lives upto his name.

8.0
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #2

Aug 22, 2019

I didn't think I'd like Jimmy Olsen, the comic is silly, funny and engaging.

9.0
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #3

Sep 22, 2019

10
Superman: Up In the Sky #1

Sep 4, 2019

This is how you write a Superman story and Tom King does a really great job at writing Superman with all his core values intact especially, Hope. The characters and their communication seems very natural while the art makes everything look vivid. There are many things to see and read but it doesn't once feels so much except it leaves us wanting more. I recommend this to all Superman fans.

10
Superman: Up In the Sky #2

Sep 4, 2019

Who is Superman without his solar fuelled powers? I guess Tom King would say, 'he's hope reincarnated'. This issue proves Superman is so much more than being a superhero, he doesn't back down from a fight when he knows it's the only chance to save that girl, Alice. I loved the moment when finally the opponent had nothing to do but give up, it's all a matter of time and integrity. As for the final part of this issue, I don't know what Tom King was thinking, my goodness! He really gets Superman and how much his presence affects everyone, in a good way. An alien who heals the Man of Steel had to take in all of his memories through the process, he then realises that saving Superman means saving millions from their perils. The alien with a sense of responsibility to his own family sacrifices himself for Superman in the end, it really moved me.

9.5
Superman: Up In the Sky #3

Sep 4, 2019

The Thousand Deaths of Lois Lane is vivid like it can really take the comic over all the way back to Earth, even though it's all but Superman's visions. And that can be haunting for someone who loves her like that, using this and a couple of scenarios that happen to him, you can quickly glimpse into Superman's intimidating side, as he says for fun, "I'm going to take this whole damn planet and throw it in the blackest hole." - Very well done, King. Just a little Farther, is everything this comic stands for. If anyone can write such good war stories it is Tom King, the relationship between Sgt. Rock and Superman and both of them getting inspired from each other as they teach and learn a few lessons, really stands out here.

8.0
Superman: Year One #1

Aug 22, 2019

I have read/seen more origin stories of Superman, this one feels kind of special. Adds more depth to Clark Kent's life and interprets directly from the eyes of a boy who struggles to understand the workings of the world. Frank Miller's narration is on point, the art by JRJR is gorgeous!

6.5
Superman: Year One #2

Aug 22, 2019

I don't know what to say, the plot is experimental and risky for a Superman comics. The art is great, the story is not bad and not well made either. A lot of things are missing/badly proposed in this issue. The incest, just terrible! Is this what has become of mature content in DC Black Label? Frank Miller's Superman shines in a few moments but that's not going to speak for the whole book.

9.0
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #1

Aug 24, 2019

The writing is clever. The art is appropriate and gritty. I just love how it ended here, I'm a little cautious while looking forward to more.

9.5
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #2

Aug 24, 2019

The corners Scott Snyder reach is just, wow! He knows how to crack a joke in the middle of a dark and bloody situation. The ends surprise you and keep you hooked on the series.

8.5
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #3

Aug 24, 2019

It's so cool to see Grim Knight vs Batman Prime in action here.

9.0
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #4

Aug 24, 2019

Lots of creepy moments here. Batman and Joker's relationship is cemented further for contemplation. I love just how Batman is outwitted by the Man Who Laughs on every turn, certainly did not expect Grim Knight's move to release Gordon but that's justifiable given the story from one shot.

8.0
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #5

Aug 24, 2019

What a roller coaster ride this issue's been... Can't wait for what's coming next.

9.0
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #6

Aug 24, 2019

It didn't bore me one bit, there's so much at stake here like what will James do? What will Batman Prime do while he is on the verge of losing himself? Because The Man Who Laughs seems to be winning... I cannot wait for the finale.

9.5
The Batman Who Laughs (2018) #7

Aug 24, 2019

The finale is perfect, adds more weight to the Batman legacy if you think about it. I thought James would die a hero (which I wouldn't have liked) but he embraced his inner self, he wanted to show his dad Gordon how he feels when he lets loose. It's as practical as it can get, well done. I loved the part where Batman thinks Joker's decelerating agent gave him an edge against The Man Who Laughs, while though Alfred has tested it negative the story wants us to think it could possibly be the cause or it's 'Because he's Batman' works the same. Bat Biology 101 at the end, that's how you conclude a Batman comics. Scott Snyder and Jock nailed it!

10
The Batman Who Laughs (2018): The Grim Knight #1

Aug 24, 2019

Holy! This one shot is so good. Warner Bros. should do an animated feature of The Grim Knight and it'd become the highest grossing film easily. He's not a Punisher rip off, no! This one's done perfectly, the cause and effect of an innocent boy taking a life on that very moment his parents were murdered. Kind of reminds me of The Dawnbreaker Batman.

8.5
The Goon (2019) #1

Aug 30, 2019

I have never read a Goon comics before, seems like it's been around for 20 years. I like the characters, they are well developed, funny and entertaining. I guess you don't need to have read anything before picking this up so it is a good thing.

9.5
The Goon (2019) #2

Aug 30, 2019

Absolutely brilliant from the backstory of Vinnie Nosferatu to the end where he retreats after having lost to The Goon. Humour and action back to back, quality content!

10
The Goon (2019) #3

Aug 30, 2019

Awesome! A perfect issue, 10/10.

8.5
The Goon (2019) #4

Aug 30, 2019

Well, what do ya know, you can learn a lot from The Goon.

7.5
The Goon (2019) #5

Aug 31, 2019

8.0
The Prodigal Sun: Fantastic Four #1

Sep 16, 2019

Prah'D'Gul (Prodigal) seems like an interesting and powerful character by the looks of him. Didn't think I would really enjoy reading a Fantastic Four comic, I liked how the writer brought the family together in aiding Ka-Zar and Shanna, and they face this alien without knowing the full extent of his power or whoever he is, what could go wrong? Art is visually stunning, boosts the action sequences in Savage Land. The end was kind of weird, I mean who would take off immediately without bidding a proper goodbye for that matter. I guess it was purportedly set up for Prodigal to contemplate on his past, I mean 'What fresh hell is this', right?

9.0
The Prodigal Sun: Silver Surfer #1

Sep 16, 2019

What a joy, I really liked how things have progressed from the first issue. It was interesting to look at where he came from and Prodigal is no ordinary hero, he's a real badass to confront Galactus face to face, and I absolutely loved Prodigal and Silver Surfer battle with each other. He seems foolhardy and prideful for someone who's very old and may be that's why he is more likeable, not to mention his elemental power sets. The comic delivers timely comedic expressions while giving readers more information of what Prodigal is capable of doing on his own, no wonder Silver Surfer has made an acquaintance with him.

8.5
The Prodigal Sun: Guardians Of The Galaxy #1

Sep 16, 2019

A fitting conclusion to a 3-part story. It takes a bit of a jump in the narrative to cover a lot of subject, expected one from the beginning due to the nature of this series but it doesn't feel like it's too little or too much and it's considerably well paced to be honest. I'm not familiar with current Guardians of the Galaxy and its members, it takes a good time in introducing them to new readers like me. I thought the family dynamics and politics was well made, like the harsh relationship between brothers, Luuk and Prah'D'gul, and people of his world wanting Luuk to remain seated as the successor even after knowing he killed his own father. The revelation of Prodigal being an adopted child was also timely, reminded me of the moment when Silver Surfer had questioned him about his parents in the previous issue. Prodigal detonates the sun after he expels the people from his world, and so he is now and forever defined by his actions and what he stood for in the end, Righteousness and Justice. I'm looking forward to see more of his adventures in Marvel Universe.

1.0
The White Trees #1

Aug 22, 2019

Terrible!

7.5
Titans: Burning Rage #1

Aug 15, 2019

This is not boring, have to say that first but it's also average. Story feels familiar, the art is top notch. Wouldn't hurt to give it a try.

8.0
Titans: Burning Rage #2

Sep 22, 2019

8.5
Tommy Gun Wizards #1

Aug 30, 2019

Interesting setup, Art by Sami Kivela is visually pleasing.

9.5
Trees: Three Fates #1

Sep 15, 2019

Trees: Three Fates is definitely one of those comics that caught me off guard, it's fun, mysterious and charming, I'm so glad I picked it up. The comic starts out pretty great with three unknown huge cylindrical things from the sky parked itself apart on a small town in Russian land. The protagonist Klara is a local investigator who was dragged down to look into a mysterious death that has recently occured around it, it (kinda) reminds her of how her boyfriend Sasha got crushed by one of those things when he scrammed out of her house over a quarrel. Later she visits Nina, an unsuspecting elderly woman who happens to be running the station there. But the mystery deepens when Nina tells her labourer to be prepared to kill Klara when she finds that everything is not normal, it seems as the fate of the entire town is supposedly in the hands of Klara. The characters that appear in here are instantly appealing because of the way their dialogues were written. Art is pristine and heavily detailed, I just can't wait for what Warren Ellis might bring in the next issue.

6.0
Triage #1

Sep 7, 2019

I don't see anything particularly fresh in this book. A woman and her doppelgängers from of 3 different alternate universes were chosen for an unknown cause, all three of them converge at a single, isolated and bizarre location. Soon they were forced to jump into the main protagonist's world which was not used to anything extra ordinary until now. The narrative started off good but ended up being bland, I thought the art was good nonetheless.

9.0
Usagi Yojimbo (2019) #1

Sep 7, 2019

What a pleasure to read, I'm not familiar with Usagi Yojimbo but this book tries its best to facilitate the establishment of its world for new readers like me. Stan Sakai's writing and art is admirable.

9.0
Usagi Yojimbo (2019) #2

Sep 8, 2019

This book is so cool. Effective storytelling, everything feels comical and natural.

9.5
Usagi Yojimbo (2019) #3

Sep 8, 2019

Satisfying conclusion to Bunraku, I did not expect it to have an outstanding twists and turns. Sakai's detailing gets better and better in each comics. I hope to see more stories like this.

10
Usagi Yojimbo (2019) #4

Sep 8, 2019

Perfection! Stan Sakai is a master of art and storytelling.

8.5
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #1  
8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #58

Sep 2, 2019

Wilson's first run on Wonder Woman is enjoyable to read, holds a lot of potential.

7.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #59

Sep 3, 2019

The issue deals with repercussions of the disappearance of Olympians and Amazons, the creatures of myth wander in man's world in unison searching for their home while Wonder Woman tackles newly reborn Ares who for some reason seeks Justice?! So far good but I need answers fast.

8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #60

Sep 3, 2019

Good so far, especially the writing that implies Wonder Woman's tireless effort in helping the innocent.

7.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #61

Sep 3, 2019

Okay, Wonder Woman's here to rescue Steve, and save the two sides from destroying each other in the meantime. I think it's justified enough but it's getting less interesting moving forward. The art is great here, I liked a few moments here such as when Aphrodite makes incoming ammos transform into flowers with her love.

8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #62

Sep 3, 2019

The conflict's been dealt swiftly. The political moments here were interesting, excellent writing.

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #63

Sep 3, 2019

Quite an entertaining comic, had fun reading it. Wilson's writing shines here.

7.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #64

Sep 3, 2019

I don't know, sometimes it starts big and ends in a pretty average note. I like what Wilson has done with Aphrodite, having her in any scene makes things go smooth, may be it's because she's a likeable character by default.

8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #65

Sep 3, 2019

Digging Aphrodite here. Wonder Woman finally uncovers what's really been happening, it was a good twist. Veronica may be a woman of power who could very well control someone as powerful as Nemesis but it was the other way around all along.

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #66

Sep 3, 2019

Enter Giganta, and then you'll have an interesting dynamic. Entertaining read especially the conversation with Waller.

9.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #67

Sep 3, 2019

Nice! Wonder Woman and Giganta's conversation alone keeps this comic moving, great action sequences to boot. I don't think these two characters have tried this before and it makes it more interesting. I thought the romantic escapade between the girl and Satyr was weird, it was not very well done in previous issues to suddenly make them fall for each other here. It doesn't work like that.

7.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #68

Sep 3, 2019

Not the ending I expected but doesn't mean it wasn't good. I hope it gets better going forward. Wilson's run on WW so far has been fluctuating at best.

8.5
Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #1

Aug 17, 2019

C'mon, this doesn't deserve poor rating. I didn't expect much at first but this little comic took me by surprise. It's a fun, straightforward WW adventure story, heartwarming at times.

7.5
Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #2

Aug 22, 2019

Good read, the mystery thickens as more characters from different timelines join in.

8.0
Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #3

Sep 22, 2019

7.5
Wyrd #1

Sep 7, 2019

After looking at some reviews, I thought I should reconsider picking this up. But here I am. It's a comic about a poignant man who has some resemblance to John Constantine, seems to possess the ability to heal himself from anything, goes after strange cases and deals with them personally, and gets paid handsomely in the end. The first issue is good, I have read the second and I can say for sure it gets unusually disturbing and dark, in the worst way so I had to drop this series.

8.5
You Are Obsolete #1  

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