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Deep Freeze Review 1

Greg Pak brings his first story arc to an end with this explosive issue. Caught between the Ghost Soldier and Ukur, Superman must decide what to do when monsters reach the surface.The GoodI'm enjoying where Pak is heading the character so far. Superman's friendship with Lana Lang and the constant references to his childhood allows us to relate more to him, giving more emotion to the story.The action sequences were great and I for once liked that Superman is using his brain instead of just punch...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Day in the Spotlight 0

Lois Lane is one of my favorite comic book characters and I'm excited to see her be own her own rather than just be a member of Superman's supoorting cast.In this story, Lois gets an unexpected meeting with her sister Lucy, which will lead her to a story about Metropolis' hidden side.The GoodMarguerite Bennett did a great job in making Lois a strong female protagonist. Her family interactions are very enjoyable and makes Lois relatable to the reader. Her relationship with Lucy is a good source o...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Good Issue 1

After the events of last issue, Superman finds a mysterious doorway in space which might mean a great threat is coming to Earth. Meanwhile, Lois tries to come to terms with her psychic powers. And what exactly is the Tower?The GoodI think this issue is off to a good start by showing that Lois still has her telepathy and Superman doesn't know that. If the May solicits are anything to go by, this might be a source of drama for the two. Scott Lobdell is doing a great job so far in trying to develop...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Conflict for Superman 0

This issue continues Superman's fight with the Parasite and puts Superman in the difficult situation of whether or not letting the Parasite absorbing Lois Lane's powers to save her life. We also see what happens to Cat Grant after Clark leaked the story about the Tower and General Sam Lane makes an appearance to talk about the Tower.The GoodI liked the question Scott Lobdell raised about the morality of Superman saving Lois' life by further risking it. Obviously, this is not an easy choice for ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Underground Battle 0

Greg Pak continues his run in Action Comics with this explosive issue. Superman takes the little creature Baka under his protection while Lana Lang continues exploring the underground tunnels she found earlier. All this leads to the discovery of a world under the surface. I want to apologize for not writing a review of Action Comics #26. I wanted to, but my computer malfunctioned and when it was repaired, it had been a week and I felt it was inappropiate to write the review by that time. Well n...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good Story 0

Scott Snyder continues to impress us with Superman: Unchained. His interpretation of Superman is one of the best so far. I personally like how he is able to keep balance between his Superman and Batman works. This chapter continues the uneasy alliance between Superman and Wraith. Also, Lois is captured by Ascension and confronts its leader, who tells something shocking about Lois's father. A third story occurs during Clark's childhood, where we see how Clark developed his powers.The GoodI like t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Attack of the Parasite 0

Krypton Returns has ended and this issue marks the beginning of a new era for Superman. Before Krypton Returns began, a plot thread remained from the previous story arc: Lois being in a coma. The book quickly returns to solve this plot thread, so it can move on onto a new story arc. Also, the Parasite appears once again and Superman faces him for a second time.The GoodI liked how Clark and Lois's relationship is evolving. First, she finds out Clark is Superman and perhaps there could be some sor...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

End of the Adventure 0

After weeks of waiting, we finally see the conclusion to Krypton Returns by Scott Lobdell. The finale time sees Superman joining forces with Jor-El to stop H'El from enslaving Krypton. Meanwhile, Superboy and Supergirl have their own problems.The GoodI have to say that seeing Superman meet his father was heartwarming, albeit a bit forced, considering the circumstances. I also liked the interactions between Superboy and Kara before she became Supergirl because Superboy wants to keep her safe eve...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Atlantean Conclusion 0

After getting a cool start in 2011, Geoff Johns finishes his run in the Aquaman series in the biggest way possible. Johns has done his best to prove Aquaman is a cool superhero and he has done a great job so far. This issue, which shows the final battle between Aquaman and the Dead King, culminates his run early. However, his run on the Aquaman series is no less important. Now, onto the review.The GoodThe buildup for this issue is great and Johns has delivered an epic fight between heroes and v...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Battle Continues 0

Alright, I admit this is my first Superman: Unchained review, but I read the whole book since the first issue, so I'm aware of the story up until now. Scott Snyder and Jim Lee once again hit the nail with this issue. Their run in the Superman series is great. In this new chapter, Superman continues his uneasy team-up with Wraith, the alien supersoldier working for the U.S. Army, to defeat Ascension, a new terrorist group that has developed weapons that could even kill Superman. Meanwhile, Lex Lu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Era of Superman 0

After waiting for weeks, Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's run in Action Comics begins with this astonishing tie-in to Batman's Zero Year. This story is a small chapter in Superman's early adventures. The young hero steps in to help Gotham City when a superstorm is about to hit. Meanwhile, Lana Lang, Clark's old friend, is also helping the city in her own way. Pak and Kuder make a strong start with this issue.The GoodI love the premise of a young Superman helping Gotham City in its hour of need. In fa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Beginning 1

It's finally here. Krypton Returns begins in this issue. Ever since the Zero Month, Scott Lobdell has teased us that the Superman, Superboy and Supergirl somehow traveled to Krypton and interacted with the House of El. A full year later and we begin to see the results.The GoodOnce again, Kenneth Rocafort hits the nail with his art. He is one of my favorite comic book artists and I liked very much that he returned to draw the issue. Dan Jurgens is also a welcome addition. Their art styles defini...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Good Ending for a Mediocre Story 1

I've been reading Scott Lobdell's run in the Superman title and I gotta say I'm not impressed by what's going on lately. Sure, H'El on Earth was entertaining but Lobdell's writing has been pretty hit-or-miss in these past few issues. In this final chapter of Psi-War, Lobdell is not the writer. Instead, Mike Johnson, Supergirl's writer, wraps up this story arc. Let's begin.The GoodThe art was very obviously a plus. Despite Lobdell's average writing, Eddy Barrows managed to pull off some very nic...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A Hero's Conflict 0

I admit that I didn't have any interest in Superior Spider-Man. In fact, I gave up on Marvel Comics for a while, but after reading the Superior Spider-Man series and watching the new Spider-Man movie, my interest was renewed. This is my first Marvel review! Enjoy!The Good: The premise of Doc Ock in Spider-Man's body was weird, to say the least, but I grew used to it after a while. So far, it's a refreshing interpretation of the Spider-Man saga. As we all know, Ock is trying to be a better Spidey...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Adequate Ending 0

I've been waiting a full month to read this issue, and now that I had, well... It wasn't what I was expected but it still fulfilled my expectations.The Good: The H'El on Earth arc ends with a ending, that while not perfect, it's still satisfying. The issue gives every character a fair amount of development and I enjoyed how the Super-family finally put their differences aside to finally take H'El down. It was also good to see Kara finally agree with her cousin on one thing: H'El must be stopped....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rise of the Oracle 0

After a trip through several dimensions, Superman and his allies continue their attack on the Fortress of Solitude. At thee same time, H'El and Supergirl make preparations to save Krypton. And we also get a glimpse to H'El's past as Jor-El's student. Scott Lobdell delivers again!I loved how the story was handled in the issue. At first, I thought that H'El was going to be another Kryptonian supremacist, like General Zod, but after seeing his origins, you get to sympathize with the guy. Don't get ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Return of Lex Luthor 0

After taking a break from writing reviews, I return with the latest issue of Superman. Big surprise! Superman and Superboy meet Lex Luthor! It is awesome as it sounds.Okay, so after being kicked out of his own Fortress, Superman takes Superboy to a military prison designed to hold only one person: Lex Luthor. Yep, one prison for one person. The concept is not exactly new, is it? Well, anyway, it turns out Luthor has known H'El for quite sometime and is willing to help Superman stop him, for a pr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Prologue 0

I'm excited by the Zero Month. It's a good opportunity to see our heroes in a new, unexpected way: as fallible human beings. In this issue, we learn about Superman's early apperances in Metropolis. It's not in an epic level as Superman and the Men of Steel, but it allows us to know about Clark before his big days as Metropolis' protector.New events include his friendship with Jimmy Olsen, his first meeting with Lois Lane, and the story of how a boy took Superman's cape. Sure, the story was fun b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

War on the Horizon 0

Superman Annual #1 marks the beginning of Scott Lobdell's era as a writer. Boy, is this a beginning.In this issue, Superman is just minding his own business, when all of a sudden, Helspont descends upon on Earth. As they have an encounter, Helspont reveals truths Superman cannot even begin to imagine. The Daemonites' true influence on Earth is revealed, Helspont's past comes to light, and everyone will be in the fight of their lives.The problem I had with this issue is that so much action is goi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superman Rises 0

After a long hiatus of not writing reviews, I decided to finally write one after a long time. If you keep postponing something, it just keeps embarassing. Well, after five issues of confusion and helplessness, Superman returns at full strength to save the city he loves from an evil he unknowingly helped to create. And believe it, this issue is freakin' awesome. You'll see why Superman is very commited to humanity as a whole. It may cause some issue for readers, but if you stop to read the ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superman's New Adventures Continue 0

Superman's new comic book delivers another fascinating issue. I missed reading the first issue but I read the plotline in the Internet. Anyway, in this second issue, Superman fights a mysterious enemy he cannot see or hear. This is interesting and very attractive to new readers. Having an enemy that cannot be traced by Superman's vision or hearing powers is something that doesn't appear in comic books very often. It is only with the intervention of his friends that Superman defeats the creature....

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Superman's New Beginning 0

At last! The new first issue of Action Comics is here! Rejoice, people!  As the editors of DC Comics have stated several times, Action Comics is set five years in the past and depicts Superman's early adventures. However, this issues do not depict Superman's origin in the new DCU. Instead, the story is set six months after Superman's public debut.  The story and writing are incredible. Grant Morrison has lived up to his reputation and given a new direction to the story of Superman. The story dep...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The New DC Universe Begins 0

My first New DCU review! Yay!  The new Justice League reveals its origins to the world.  After a small fight with the Gotham Police Department, Batman has his first encounter with Green Lantern. The two escape from the GCPD and go to the sewers, where they find a Parademon installing a Father Box in a wall. After surviving the Parademon's suicide attack, Batman and Green Lantern take the Father Box and go to Metropolis, hoping that Superman can tell them anything about it.  Arriving at Metropoli...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The End and the Beginning 0

What can I say about Flashpoint #5 that hasn't been said already? This issue is a masterpiece! It makes the entire series worth reading.  Flash and Reverse-Flash have their long-awaited exchange, in which Reverse-Flash reveals that it was Flash himself the one who changed the timeline. Once again, Reverse-Flash tries to kill Flash, but Thomas Wayne kills him with an Amazon sword. Flash then proceeds to change the timeline back to normal, but not before Thomas gives him a letter addressed to Bruc...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Letting Go 0

After a really long wait, Golden Dawn comes to its conclusion. Batman is forced into an uneasy alliance with Etrigan to save Dawn. Things take a turn for the worse when Dawn is kidnapped by her father, Aleister, who wants to use her in a ritual to obtain eternal life. After a rather short battle with Lady Blaze, the unlikely pair manages to defeat Aleister, but Dawn dies.   This is an emotional and bittersweet ending for the story arc. Although Batman manages to defeat Aleister, he fails to save...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Hero Discovers his Destiny 0

This impressive Flashpoint back-up series reaches its epic conclusion. Kal-El, aka Subject One, arrives at England, occupied by Amazon forces, to protect Lois Lane from the ruthless and vengeful Neil Sinclair, aka Subject Zero. The battle between the two is awesome, as the skinny Kal-El can hold his own against the monstrously huge Sinclair.  Gene Ha's art fits with Scott Snyder's writing, as the two managed to portray a remarkable conflict between Kal-El and Sinclair. The emotions felt by the c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Beginning of a New Chapter 0

The epic Reign of the Doomsdays storyline reaches its emotional and action-packed finale. Against all odds, Superman and his allies manage to turn the tide against the Doomslayer and his group of Doomsday clones. This victory, however, comes with a tragic sacrifice. Read the issue for more information. Although some of the parts felt rushed, I enjoyed every panel of this fantastic final issue of Action Comics. And if an epic battle against one of Superman's greatest and newest foes wasn't enoug...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

History Old and New 0

The current Batman series ends with a beautiful story that shows Batman's continuous battle against evil. Ever since Bruce Wayne first put on the cape and cowl, his battle has influenced many people in fighting crime alongside Gotham's hero. First Dick, then Tim and now Damian.  And even when Darkseid temporarily defeated Batman, Dick continued the hero's legacy by wearing the costume. In the end, the story is revealed to be told by Damian to a group of kids in a party. Dick and Damian then leav...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Class Dismissed 0

Supergirl's series ends in a story that honestly could have gone better. I mean, the Supergirl-Ivo confrontation wasn't exactly an epic battle, but at least delivered a decent resolution. Lois and the newcomers have their moments and I also liked the comedy moments issue delivered. The romance between Kara and Henry was nice, although it was kinda rushed. The issue's only major problem is that it introduces things that will not be seen due to the September reboot. I think Kelly Sue DeConnick had...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Last Hope of Smallville 0

Superboy's series ends in this climatic issue. The Hollow Men is a saga that has been giving me doubts about how could Superboy handle a threat this big. Honestly, I'm not a fan of a magic-related storyline in a Superman-related series, but this is well-written.  The previous basically goes to show that Tannarak attempted to take over the world so many times that the Phantom Stranger fought him across many ages of history. Tannarak's Hollow Men, created with the souls of all people in Smallville...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Hero's Journey Ends 0

After a series full of action and drama, Abin Sur's journey ends in this magnificent issue. Abin, even after losing his hand, manages to defeat Sinesto, who, no matter the universe he is in, is still a self-righteous monster. However, even after he tells the Guardians about what happened, the Guardians still want the White Entity and do not care about Earth's fate. But in one final act of defiance, Abin joins Cyborg's forces in the final battle of the Amazon-Atlantean war.  I like how this issue...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Future Begins Now 0

With the September reboot close, the Legion's battle with the LSV ends with a bittersweet note. I admit that I never payed too much attention to the LSH mythology established in this series, but the ending was enjoyable. In an heroic effort to stop the LSV, Earth-Man sacrifices his life, showing that he had the potential to be a hero. The KO Brainiac delivered to Saturn Queen was pricelesss, and a bit funny.  And with the battle finished, Mon-El resigns from the Green Lantern Corps to return wit...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Fake Betrayal 0

Red Robin's fight against the assassins reaches its end. And there is only one person that can help Red Robin in this task. And her name is Blackbat, aka Cassandra Cain. This unpredictable Dynamic Duo manage to escape with their lives. And this issue makes an amazing job in finishing the story arc.  I like the comment Tim made about how "they ended up with Damian." We all know that Tim and Damian are not exactly the closest people in the world. I was sad that Tam Fox broke up with Tim, and this ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The War is Over, and so is Love 0

A sad issue for Green Lantern Corps. After a war that almost destroyed the Corps, Kyle and Soranik are forced to deal with their relationship issues. As we all know, Kyle and Soranik have been having problems ever since Jade, Kyle's ex-girlfriend, returned to life at the end of Blackest Night. To make things worse, Sinestro, Soranik's father, has been reinstated as a Green Lantern. As a result, Kyle and Soranik have been at each other's throats ever since.  But their troubles began even before t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The War Continues 0

My first 5/5 review! Reign of the Doomsdays is close to its epic finale. As the Doomsdays rampage across Earth, the Superman Family rallies Earth's heroes together to mount a defense. Meanwhile, Superman travels to the Doomslayer's ship to stop him once and for all.  This issue is a perfect example of action and epicness. It shows that the stakes are high and that Superman must do everything in his power to defeat the Doomslayer. And while Superman goes to stop the primary villain, the heroes of...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Story Continues 0

Batman: The Dark Knight's first storyline begins its second-to-last chapter, and this issue was remarkable. The issue was well-written and drawn. This book is a worthy addition to the Batman series. I like the balance David Finch puts into the detective elements with the magic elements in the book. If we recall, Finch wanted a book where Batman investigated about magic. Well, in this book, magic elements, though relevant to the supporting characters, hasn't been an important part in Batman's sto...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The End of an Era 0

The Grounded story arc comes to its conclusion. And what a conclusion!    After a long journey across America, Superman finally lets go of the guilt he has carried through the series. The issue was well-written and the art was amazing. And the exchange between Superman and Jennings was one of the best I have ever seen in comics.  I know that Grounded is not exactly everyone's favorite Superman storyline. It has its ups and downs, but the finale is worth seeing. It's good to see the Superman ever...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.