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"I mean it. Out." 0

Ultimate Comics has been hyping this "Death of Spider-Man" event for at least the past 4 months.  In the apparent prelude to the arc we again find Spider-Man doing regular Spider-Man things.  There is literally no hint of impending doom except for the Spider-Man mask at the bottom of the last page.  I'm all for hyping events but this has nothing to do with anything.  With that in mind, however the issue is very strong as we see a key event in the life of Spider-Man and the return of a player we ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

"I...don't follow her on facebook." 0

With the next big Ultimate event right around the corner, it definitely seems to be the time to be reading Ultimate Spider-Man, considering the event is called the Death of Spider-Man.  This issue serves as the prelude to the event, although I don't necessarily see any connection, but maybe that's just because the whole story isn't out at this time.  But regardless if you're an Ultimate Spider-Man fan you're probably interested in how this issue goes.     The ScriptThe writing, by Brian Michael ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Issue #150 0

Ultimate Spider-Man turns 10 and 150 at the same time!  Ultimate Spider-Man has been something that has been an amazing thing for Marvel, because it produced a universe that was different, attractive, and profitable to both new and old readers alike.  Spider-Man has been a staple in the Ultimate Universe.  This issue marks another Anniversary issue (it seems like we have one of these every month now)  and while the price is certainly steep, the amount you get is well worth the price.    Continui...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

"Now You can see what You've been missing!" 0

Batman and Robin, for all intents and purposes has acted as the premiere Batman book the past year and a half, but with Grant Morrison leaving the title to write Batman Inc., would Batman and Robin fall behind as just another Batman book?  The quick answer: No.  Batman and Robin will continue to be one of the best Batman books, if not the best out, until it proves itself otherwise.  Originally this issue was set to be the introduction of the new creative team for the series, Peter Tomasi and Pat...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

"Bat-Taser" 0

I'll be the first to admit that ever since Batwoman left Detective comics, I've seriously considered dropping the title.  I was not a fan of the previous arc, but I figured new direction, new interest, Batman Inc., status I'd give the comic another shot.  When I tell you I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this issue, I mean it.  This new 3-part arc starts off fresh and makes the read incredibly enjoyable.    Scott Snyder delivers an incredible story that is highlighted with Dick Gray...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

"Do other heroes secretly follow my twitter?" 0

First issues are always a great time to start a series.  It's logical and the whole 1st Issue! sticking out at you basically calls you to it.  Spider-Girl was picked up this week for exactly that reason and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the story.  For those familiar with Spider-Man's Grim Hunt arc will remember Anya as one of the "spider people" that was taken.  In terms of picking up this issue, if you have the funds and are interested in getting into a spider character that i...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Ey! Hombre Murcielago." 0

As the description says,  The Dark Knight faces challenges seemingly unrelated, but more on that later.    What You Need To Know. Fan Favorite and Batman savior Neal Adams not only draws this 6 part tale, but he also writes it.  It is unclear if this is an in-continuity story.  Not much is known about this series as of yet.    The Good. Neal Adams' art is always a blast to look at.  Whether it's Bruce Wayne or any of the other characters, his attention to detail is still something that  has his ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Yay...Vampires 0

Vampire Terrorists are the new things that are going to plague the X-Men.  What's their agenda?  Why are they doing this?  Who will star in this series?  What You Need To Know. In a marketing ploy to draw new audiences Marvel introduces a new series and new arc that features...VAMPIRES!  Anyway, this is also the first straight up X-Men titled book in years.  Victor Gischler and Paco Medina are the heart of the creative team, writer and artist respectively.    The Good. I might be a little ashame...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

"Warning. New Mutant Powers Detected." 0

Second Coming Chapter 13, X-Force #28 finds Second Coming just about over.  X-Force was seemingly successful in the future and with the help of Cable they are able to return to the present...but at what cost?  As Bastion apparently loses will he accept defeat or will he do something drastic and pull out an ace?    What You Need To Know. You should have been reading this, if you don't know what's going on in this event, I don't know where've you been.  Hope and Cable.  Nightcrawler is dead.  Hope...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

"You Instigated this!" 0

With Damian on Tim's potential "hit list" it's only a matter of time until Damian figures it out.  As the description says,  Damian will go about proving Tim wrong, by fighting him.  Tim also has the struggles of re-establishing the things he set into motion as Robin, some things are easier than others.    What You Need To Know.Tim Wayne has returned to Gotham and now has an integral part in the Wayne Family Business.  Tim is Red Robin and he now has a "Hit List."    The Good. Fabian Nicieza bas...

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

"You dare imagine yourself superior to a Wayne?" 0

Thomas Wayne has returned to Gotham claiming everything that is Bruce Wayne's.  As Batman and Robin deal with the revelations of of deception from an apparent ally, how will they face the struggle that ensue, "Batman and Robin Must Die!"  opens up with a shocking scene that will have you wondering the outcome until the end of the 3-part arc.    What You Need To Know.The Joker has been parading around as an apparent Detective,  Oberon Sexton.  Dr.  Hurt intends to return to Gotham, parading aroun...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

"He wanted to die like a real boy." 0

With the Kraven family continuing their hunt of the Spider's things have never looked worse for Spider-Man and his "family."  With the return of a hunter, there was a cost to pay.  Now with the resurrection there will be consequences, for more than one character.    What You Need To Know. Spider-Man was apparently killed at the hands of the Kraven's at the end of the last issue, breaking the threads that held their world together.  Through Spider-Man's apparent death,  Kraven the Hunter was resu...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

"No excuses, just do the job." 0

The first issue of a 6-part mini-series, finds Terry McGinnis, the future Batman in the DCAU, against a foe from Bruce Wayne's past, and this foe is hunting former villains as a means to see if he's up to the challenge.  The villain has been detained for years, and as he escapes, he makes it clear he is out for blood, leaving behind a trail full of it.  As McGinnis continues to struggle to balance his high school life with his nights out as the Dark Knight, his life is about to get that much har...

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

"Come on you piece of crap!" 0

As X-Force fights their way through the future, while in the present the X-Men continue to try to hold their ground, holding on to all they all hold dear, just trying to stay alive.   Some actions in the future will have an impact on what happens in the past.  What will the cost be in the end as there are just 2 more chapters till the even is over.   What You Need To Know. Hope is pretty pissed at Scott for sending Cable into the future, even though they all volunteered, must be the teenager in ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

"Trust me, I didn't volunteer." 0

The Grim Hunt Part 2 finds Spider-Man looking for and trying to protect some other Spider-related characters.   Some aspects of the hunt are not as they seem, leading Spider-Man down a path that will leave grave consequences.  Spider-Man, tired, sick, continues to fight on, regardless of whether this Hunt kills him, at least he knows he will give it his all. What You Need To Know. The Kravinoffs are off their rocker, trying to resurrect the original Hunter.  Spider-Man in the past couple months ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

"Bat-People, eh?" 0

The Return of Bruce Wayne checks into the pirate era, as Bruce Wayne continues his dangerous adventures throughout the time line.    What You Need To Know. Batman was sent on an adventure through time by Darkseid's Omega Sanction, hoping that Batman would do what he always does, survive.  In doing so he may have set off a chain reaction that could destroy time as the DCU knows it.  Batman is apparently aware that is what's going on, and against seemingly all the heroes notions, he intends to fix...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

"Ka-Chank" 0

With the Nimrods continuing their assault wave after wave, X-Men will get hurt and start to lose, something Cyclops knows.  As the description says, desperate times call for desperate measures and with the return of a character with multiple personalities and powers, the outcome could pose more deadly than helpful.    What You Need To Know. The X-Men are fighting for Hope, both figuritively and literally.  Cable and The X-Force are in the future, trying to stop the wves of nimords coming through...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

"What the curse word is going on here?" 0

When Aunt May declares a new law in the house...just for now, how will the house of heroes handle it?  Meanwhile, MJ has some pretty intense video of the raid at the high school.  And what's with JJJ?   What You Need to Know. The Parker household is now a superhero household.  Peter and Gwen are together because MJ broke up with him, but she shouldn't have, according to her.  Gwen still lives in the house.  Peter had some horrible hair, but the women in his life forced him to cut it.  Kitty Pryd...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

"Ha Ha. That Film was Stupid." 0

With Bastion sending thousands of Sentinels through a portal, the X-Men and the rest of Mutantkind have hours to live, will X-Force be able to stand a chance in the future, or will they find that possible future becoming more and more of a reality.    What You Need to Know.   Hope and Cable came back under fire as soon as they arrived.  X-Men have been hurt and killed.  They are now stuck in a complete dome, with no way of getting out or messages through.  X-Force is sent to the future to try to...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

To 700 more. 0

The Giant Sized 700th issue of Batman spans across three generations of Batmen.  From Bruce Wayne, To Dick Grayson, To Damian Wayne, all of them try to solve a crime that ties into each generation.      What You Need To Know. Grant Morrison writes the monumental issue with the help of 5 different Artists.  Tony Daniel, Frank Quietly, Scott Kolins, Andy Kubert, and in his first work inside a DC issue David Finch.     The Story The Good.Grant Morrison writes the entire issue, fittingly, as he is t...

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

"You have set free a curse upon this world!" 0

Red Hood The Lost Days chronicles Jason Todd's rise from dead partner of Batman to an enemy of The Batman Family.  In Part one we see the relationship between Jason and Talia before he was thrust into the Pit and changed into the character we know today.     What You Need To Know. Judd Winick, the writer who brought Jason Todd back as a player in the Batman Universe, returns to the character that he re-introduced and made popular once more.  Pablo Raimondi lends his artwork.    The Good. Judd...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

"She just took pity on you for the pixie boots." 0

Tim Drake/Wayne re-associates himself with the Batman Family while he settles into his new role in the "Family" Company.  He starts a "Hit-List" and a plan of action for his time in Gotham now.  With it becoming more of a known fact that Bruce is lost in time, Tim joins The Dynamic Duo on patrol.  While out on patrol he runs into a conflict with a gang leader whom he associated with a few months prior in his time as Robin.  Tim Drake has a plan, but no one knows what it is just yet.     What You...

16 out of 16 found this review helpful.

"What kind of callous monster are you?" 0

Batman continues his investigations in Arkham Asylum.  What's going on with Jeremiah Arkham? Hugo Strange? and maybe even a suprise guest?  What You Need To Know. Batman is checking out Arkham Asylum, while Jeremiah Arkham continues his mysterious ways.  Black Mask attached a bomb to a person, and only he knows the code.  The Good. This is actually a much better issue than the previous one.  It starts to make some logical sense, while clearly leaving doors open for future issues involving many o...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

"Until the end of time." 0

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2.  In the second installment of the 6 part return, Bruce arrives in Puritan Gotham City, as his adventures continue towards, hopefully, his return as Batman.  Also the heroes seen at the end of the last issue take a more prominent role in their search for Bruce.   What You Need To Know. Bruce Wayne was sent back in time, thanks to Darkseid at the end of Final Crisis.  Somehow Bruce wound up at the beginning of mankind, where he fought until an eclipse brought ...

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

"...before we pass out the Kool-Aid." 0

Second Coming returns to X-Force for chapter 9 of 14.  The X-Men are literally stuck in a situation where sacrifices aren't feared, they're more than likely a reality.  With Bastion's forces coming through a portal, someone is bound to get hurt.  Scott has a plan that involves X-Force, but this plan will likely end them.    What You Need To Know. Mutant Utopia is enclosed in a giant red sphere thing.  Nightcrawler is dead, but not the only casualty.  Hope is determined to see the end of this, ev...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

"Say the word Princess..." 0

Second Coming returns to X-Men Legacy for Chapter 8 of the event.  With all the X-Men and the majority of the Mutant Population on Utopia, Bastions plans begin to unfold, with some consequences for the X-Men surely to follow.  And speaking of problems, will Hope and Cable stay or will they jump to the future?  What You Need To Know. X-Men begin to question whether Hope is worth the trouble and the cost.  Hope tells Cable that she wasn't ready to come back, she just wanted to stop running.  All m...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

"Um. Be right back." 0

The new Flash series continues with issue #2.  When Cops who look like rogues show up, blaming Flash for a murder that hasn't even happened yet, will they be successful in their attempts to arrest him?  What You Need To Know Barry Allen is back.  He's working both under and over the mask.  Cops from the 25th Century arrive to arrest the Flash.    The Good. Geoff Johns continues his strong writing, highlighting some excellent moments in Barry Allen's life.   The Flash does some pretty amazing thi...

10 out of 11 found this review helpful.

The Birds are back in town! 0

Oracle re-assembles the Birds after having her hand forced by a mysterious villain.    What You Need To Know. The Birds of Prey have been out of commission for quite some time.  Recently Oracle has moved to the Batcave and monitored a new Batgirl.  Black Canary has recently left the Justice League.  Huntress continues to work within the Batman Family.   Fan Favorites Gail Simone and Ed Benes have returned for a new volume in the amazing series.    The Good.   The Story was beautifully written by...

17 out of 17 found this review helpful.

"Yipes! I didn't miss!" 0

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #10 continues after the events of 9.  Will Kitty Pryde cooperate or will she leave in her own fashion?  What about Spidey and his friends?  Well for one the opening half of the book is something that few will forgot.    What You Need To Know. Mutants aren't exactly welcomed in the world since Ultimatum.  Spider-Man's house has become a house for heroes without a home.  Kitty Pryde still goes to Midtown High School, but that's about to change, as authorities have come t...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

"There's beer on the plane Logan." 0

Apparently the Heroic Age is here, even though the X-Men are stationed in their old base in San Francisco, so really this is pre-Utopia.    What You Need to Know. This is a 5-issue limited series, focusing on the Astonishing X-Men.  Warren Ellis writes and Kaare Andrews draws.    The Good.  The story actually wasn't that bad, even though it's completely out of continuity.   The Interaction between Scott and Storm is at least mildly entertaining.    The Bad. The Women in this issue are drawn and ...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

"Are You Trying To Say Something To Me?" 0

Second Coming returns to New Mutants for Chapter 7 of the event.  As the team recovers from their loss, Bastion's forces continue to close ranks on the X-Men.  Confrontations and fights exemplify the tension and weariness on Utopia.    What You Need To Know. Obviously Hope and Cable are back.  Bastion's forces have injured several X-Men, while Bastion himself has take down Nightcrawler.  One other X-Men has died, while several are still injured.  With so much destruction, the X-Men begin to wond...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

"I'm pretty dense for a college graduate." 0

Shed continues the Gauntlets task of wearing Spider-Man down, one major villain at a time.  The Lizard is on the prowl and Spider-Man has to stop him before he gets to someone very special to Curt Conners.  Also a familiar face resurfaces, and the Kravinoff's continue to manipulate events.    What You Need To Know. Spider-Man has been going through a Gauntlet of his greatest foes.  One by One they attack the Web-Slinger leaving him exhausted.  Peter Parker has lost his job but pursues a relation...

10 out of 11 found this review helpful.

"Man of Bats" 0

The Return of Bruce Wayne begins here with an extra-sized issue, showcasing Batman himself, Bruce Wayne.  Will he remember who he is or will the time travel result in something different and new for the Caped Crusader?  What You Need To Know. Batman was hit with Darkseid's Omega Sanction towards the end of 2008's Final Crisis.  He was presumed dead by the rest of the super-hero community, however it was shown the Bruce was sent back to the beginning of man.  Several heroes are now aware that Bru...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

"an overt invitation." 0

While Batman attempts to figure out who drugged the Riddler with Joker Venom,  he tries to piece together the mystery revolving around Blackspell and his connection with Firefly and The Riddler.    What You Need To Know.With one month left until Batman #700, Tony Daniel continues his run as Writer for book.  He is no longer pulling double-duty as Writer/Artist.  Batman and The Riddler cross paths on more than one crime scene.  Batman finds himself battling against a new foe, Blackspell.  He foun...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

"I do not care!" 0

A second coming tie-in features the team that is sent into Limbo to find Magik.  The formation of the team that is being sent in is revealed, as well as the confrontations that happened before they left.    What You Need To Know Magik - Illyana Rasputin - was forced into Limbo after she attempted to bring Cable and Hope to Utopia.  Numerous members are not a fan of her.    The Good Chris Yost does a good job briefly summarizing what happened, while still fitting the story into the continuity of ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

"What's Next?" 0

Chapter 6 of Second Coming takes a breath to remember their fallen comrade, as they should.  As the X-Men, new and old, gather to lay their team-mate to rest confrontations are imminent.  The question remains: Is Hope worth it?  What You Need To Know. If you haven't read X-Force 26, I don't suggest you read any further.   SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content. Nightcrawler died bringing Hope to Utopia Hope and Cable have finally reached Utopia.  Bastion's plans have yet to be ful...

10 out of 15 found this review helpful.

"Ninja? I'm insulted." 0

In the 12th issue of Red Robin the answers to the questions we've been looking for this past year are revealed.  Why did Tim Drake come to the conclusion Bruce Wayne was stuck in time?  The answer is here.    What You Need To Know. Tim Drake has been traveling the globe, looking for clues that prove that Bruce is alive.  He teamed up with Ra' Al Ghul only to betray him.  As a result Ra's has targeted the Batman Family.  Tim is on a one way collision course and his target is Ra's Al Ghul.  The Go...

14 out of 18 found this review helpful.

"He's clearly not the Detective his Predecessors were." 0

Batman and Robin #12.  All is revealed in this incredibly amazing issue.  Batman struggles in his attempts to find Bruce Wayne and combat his partner, which is not the only confrontation that takes place in this issue.  A major shake-up happens and the identity of many players in the series to date are revealed.   What You Need To Know. Bruce Wayne is lost in time, in his absence Dick Grayson has taken up his mantle, while tutoring Damian Wayne as Robin.  Recently Damian suffered a spinal injury...

13 out of 15 found this review helpful.

"Another Fine Mess." 0

Well the plot summary doesn't lie, Spider-Man and Wolverine literally get thrown to the corner of the Marvel Universe, not in the way you expect though.  They've been thrown back in time, and that's all I'm going to say.  What You Need to Know The Heroic Age is here.  It's the first issue in a brand new series.  Creative Team is Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert.  The Good The story was really good.  For a first issue it comes out strong, throwing you into the middle of the story, as the reader tries ...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

"She's stepped all over my punch line." 0

Shed Part 1 continues Spider-Man's Gauntlet of Villains re-emerging.  This time it settles on Curt Connors, The Lizard.  This issue chronicles the events that may or may not lead into his transformation into one of Spider-Man's deadliest foes.  As the Gauntlet winds down, there must be a reason why this villain was held onto for the back-end.    What You Need To Know. Peter Parker has been blacklisted for photo-shopping an image.  Aunt May has been affected by Mr. Negative and has had a real mea...

8 out of 10 found this review helpful.