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Why Can't Paul Dini Fully Commit to an Ongoing!? (Redux) 0

The Good: Adam Hughes once again delivers a nice gorgeous cover, although it has NOTHING to do with the story. Jamal Igle is once again on artwork, and he does a pretty good job. He's replaced halfway through with Travis Moore, but even his art isn't too bad, and not such a drastic shift that it pulls you out of the story. This was another fun and amusing one-shot story. The villain was fairly simple, a tiny bit gimmicky, but it worked to make her a proper threat for Zee. Adam Beechen capture's ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Bug On the Wall 0

The Good: The artwork's not amazing, but it's perfectly fine. Much cleaner than some of the other artists from the time. Blue Beetle is always a fun character. Reading his series so far has been amusing. It's not the most hilarious thing ever, but it's nice and light hearted. It's part of some huge crossover event, 'Millennium, but it does a great job of making this appear almost as a one-shot story like most issues. We get filled in on some of the main details we need to know, and tells us an i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie 0

The Good: Static's face is a little odd, but overall it's a really nice cover. For a Milestone reader, it's extremely nostalgic to see Denys Cowan on art duties here. He's managed to update his art style a bit, but it still feels very old school. It's rough and jagged and almost outdated but it works. In traditional Static, the story has it's comedic moments, but was also very grounded and emotional. Felicia Henderson has a good grasp of how to write a Milestone story. She's also captured the ch...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Something Old, Something New 0

The Good: It's amazing that after so many elseworlds, we can still have an alternate Batman who's unique and interesting without overlapping onto another. There's a little bit of a Dark Knight Returns feel to this, but in a good way, and not too overtly. The artwork is deceptively simple. It really represents how simple the difference is between normal Batman and Flashpoint Batman. So little difference, yet so much. And the shadows are dark and slid, reminds me just a tad of Mike Mignola. The di...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Can Lightning Strike Twice? 0

The Good: Really nice cover, and more directly relevant than I thought, but also a bit misleading in all the right ways.  We get more of a feel for the world with the scenes involving Aquaman and Wonder Woman. This is really the first we get to see of this big war going on in the Flashpoint universe. Plus they each introduce a few minor characters who I couldn't put my finger on until someone said them by name and I was like OH! Something about the panel layout is really cool. It's not what you ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

How the World Appears to Just One 0

The Good: It's interesting to see the Flashpoint world from a street level view. It's almost too much to take in, you really see the full scale of the world that's been crafted here. I really like the nice simple cover here. It's nice very emotional book. Im  already liking Traci 13. The members of the council in this story are all really interesting and clever choices. There's actually a plot rather than this just being a Flashpoint world tour.  The Bad: Green Lantern Logo. Not too much of a bo...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

What Did I Just Read? 0

The Good: The artwork is really nice. It's got a good dark edge to it, and makes for some pretty memorable trippy scenes that suit the story well. There's a pretty good mystery going on at the start. The Changing Man is a pretty interesting character. His insanity genuinely intrigues me. What DID happen to the previous Secret Seven?  The Bad: Secret Seven? I mean, maybe this is about the mystery of who killed the Secret Seven, but for now I count only.... hmmm... 2. Seriously, what is the plot o...

6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

In Brightest Day, in Flashpoint Night 0

The Good: For starters, that's a really cool cover. Iconic in all the right ways. A really interesting way to start the issue. We get to see Abin Sur in his youth. It's not often a character who's legacy is to be dead gets their backround explored so thoroughly. It'd be like seeing Uncle Ben as a kid. No idea if it's happened before or not, but w/e. Seeing Abin Sur in action is a delight. The famous dead lantern. What would he be like if he hadn't crashed? The idea that the corps would still be ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

One Man's Radioactive Waste is Another Man's Radioactive Treasure 0

The Good: REALLY nice cover. It's not your average cover, it's simple yet effective. It just looks so cool. At first I thought the more decayed bones was just Ryan Benjamin's way of drawing Blight. But as he shows in the flashback, this is part of his new look after his near death experience. The decayed look represents his crumbling sanity a he descends deeper into madness and rage. I really like the way Blight has evolved as he crossed mediums. I doubt this will be a permanent look, but it's c...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

One BIG Family 0

The Good: 2 FF issues in one month!I rather enjoyed the new art. It was more sharp and defined than the previous artist, but overall it was pretty good.I really enjoyed the conversation between Spider-Man and Sue Storm. She just exudes this air of maturity, more so than a LOT of superheroes, and it makes her interesting, Meanwhile Spider-Man is the epitome of childish instincts in a super hero. But he's not exactly immature himself, he's just a goofball. And that's why we all love Spider-Man.I'm...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Detective Com-GREEN LANTERN MOVIE!-ics 0

The Good: Jock's art is still as dark and amazing, and mood setting as ever. The cover is so extremely subtle but gorgeous. (Except for, you know, that damn Green Lantern Movie banner.)I really like the way Dick narrates his feelings about his failure. It's pretty wordy, but very effective.Roadrunner's not as lame as he could be.Some of the jokes are REALLY good. Especially the one with Red Robin.Wasn't Tiger Shark hinted at about 3 issues ago? Whatever Snyder's done, he's got me REALLY pumped t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Lovers Quarrel 0

The Good: Andres Guinaldo's art is nice as usual. I like how Harley's overcompensating on her feelings for the Joker. She's been forcing herself to repress them for 23 issues and seeing her like this when she finally lets them loose actually makes a lot of sense. Calloway writes a GREAT Black Mask. I could really feel just how sanely crazy he is. He uses broad psychology to make himself seem more intimidating than he actually is, and it works for him. Plus, he shows his side as a crime lord more...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Forest Thing 0

The Good: Pretty nice cover. At least we have a better cover artist than the last 3 issues. Ick. Plus it's very big and powerful, symbolizing the conclusion to the Brightest Day portion of the story.I think the colors are probably the best they have been in this series thus far. The first few pages look so fantastic, clear and crisp with just the right tiny splatering of darkness.Action was all really cool.I love the way Green Arrow gets desperate here. He's fighting something much bigger than h...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Sentimental Slugfest Spectacular 0

The Good: Oh boy do I love Marco Rudy's artwork.I like how the issue was set up by the conversation with Tim, it really represented the balance of Superboy between 2 titles, Teen Titans and Superboy.The battle between Superboy and Doomsday was as epic as I expected it to be. A completely brutal throwdown with both sides giving it all they had.There were some key hints that clued me in on the secret of Reign of Doomsday.I know it's a common complaint in all the Reign of Doomsday issues, that Doom...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Buy This Series 0

The Good: I really like the way the Present scenes bookend the main flashback story of the issue. It really sets the scene well and almost feels like the whole middle is Colleen slipping into some kind of dream/flashback even though it's impossible since, as a baby, she'd have no memory of these events.Grells' artwork seemed a bit off from Cafu's at first, but it looks really nice and sets the scene well.I'm taking a bit of a cue from something JonesDeini said, but this comic almost feels like i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Painting the Jail Red 0

The Good: The issue opens up strongly, giving the briefest of brief histories of Jason Todd through flashbacks of meaningful dialogue set as narration over scenes of him in action as Robin. Flash forward to the man he is today. The window into what could have been crashes down to the tragic figure we have now. And yet, not so tragic. Jason isn't downtrodden or weighed down by agony or regret. He knows what he wants out of life and he's getting it. This is followed by a scene of Jason talking his...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Between a Coin and a Hard Place 0

The Good: Although I'm sad to see Tony Daniel already dropping art duties, Steve Scott has a style that's not too terribly dissimilar to Daniel's.Two-Face has gone absolutely NUTS without his coin, and it's haunting to see the results. I'm really impressed with Daniel's ability to write Two-Face in such a way, in a place we've never seen him before, but not out of character at all.Elements of Daniel's run are weaving their way together. This has been one of his best uses of the Falcones so far.T...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Whatever Happened to The Outsiders? 0

The Good: The pacing is quite as big a mess as the last issue, and things are all finally coming together.I finally feel like, in the huge rivalry between Geo-Force and Black Lightning, neither of them are truly right. I feel like we were supposed to see that from much earlier on, and I did get a bit of that back in #28, but nowhere did I feel it stronger than in this issue, and it works well.All the snippets of infighting between the Outsiders is pretty cool, especially Owlman vs. The Olympian....

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Rise of Brother Night 0

The Good: Yet another snazy Adam Hughes cover. I really like the way Zatanna's holding up the issue number, and overall the whole thing has a nice painted quality too it, it's sort of old school without looking old.Paul Dini's sense of humor is still abound in this comic without taking over. he knows how to balance things right.I REALLY love the design for that cat. The crazy crystal ball eye, and the mystic eye pattern on it's back. Plus the entire idea of it really intrigues me. I love the way...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

It's A Weird Weird Weird World 1

The Good: The art style's a little weird but I kind of like it. It's obviously a little dated, but once you get into it you hardly notice.The beginning does a pretty good job of introducing you to the character, although it almost feels like it comes on the heels of another arc.The weirdness is there in spades. I feel like I'm reading Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol in some ways. The situations and other characters remind me very much of it, although the main character himself offers something diff...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Doom Patrol Ends For a 5th Time 0

The Good: Ambush Bug is so funny. This issue begins with Animal-Mineral-Vegetable Man waking up in Antarctica. Turns out Ambush Bug, Crazy Jane, and Dusty are holed up in Danny the Bungalo and MSE is afraid to attack it; so Ambush Bug is constantly randomly teleporting members of the Front Men to Antarctica. SO FUNNY.I'm glad we FINALLY got to see that Crazy Jane was still a part of this series after she was absent for so long. I just wish she would've had some cameos or something.DIalogue is sm...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

The Blight at the End of the Tunnel 0

The Good: It's going to get spoiled anyways, and if the involvement of Paxton Powers, the covers of the next 2 issues, or general Batman Beyond lore didn't make it obvious, BLIGHT RETURNS! One of Batman Beyond's most famous villains. Terry McGinnis' arc nemesis. I was so sad to see him die in the show, and now he's finally back.Plus, although it bothered me at first, the more I looked at it, I'm kind of digging his new design. I hope it doesn't stick, but after his 'death' it makes sense.I love ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

The Secret Six vs. The Secret 666 0

The Good: Redundant, but I still LOVE Calafiore's artwork. It's especially great here with all the demons and demonic forms of the Six.Speaking of, I have to make a special mention of the Six's 'Demon Lord' designs. We already got a peek at Scandal and Bane from the cover of #31, but Calfiore really brings them to life, and they look AWESOME. Bonus that they get to keep them when they fight.I've been noticing a lot of writers not writing Etrigan's rhymes very while. They rhyme and work, but they...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

I Want to Go to This School! 0

The Good: The artwork is a fantastic level of cartoony that suits the story but never makes it feel too kiddish. Plus the action is really neat and I LOVE the way speed is portrayed.We're introduced to A LOT of characters and plotlines for one issue, but it really works and makes it feel like this comic truly is about the school itself rather than one central character.Not only are we introduced to a lot of characters and storyline,s but they're all REALLY interesting, and transitioning between ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Smallville in Chaos 0

The Good: This is only my second issue of Superboy, and yet I didn't feel too lost. It definitely calls back to some running threads, but doesn't snob you away if you're not caught up.I picked up last issue because of Reign of Doomsday, and I only kept on for this issue because of Marco Rudy's art. I was first exposed to it in Superman/Batman #76, where I fell instantly in love with it. Rudy does an amazing job with surreality, and yet he doesn't get caught up in it. You can always recognize his...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Three Times the Weird 0

The Good: Lobo's story got back to some good comedy and smooth cut action, moving away from the mire of overly complicated alien politics. Lobo even lampshaded this fact when S'Glayne tried to explain things.Garbage Man's story has been working pretty well with a more episodic nature than the other. At first it seemed the least episodic, but at this point it's become the most. After a bunch of action and science, it was good to settle things down and just have Garbage Man talk to the first 'sane...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

What's This? TMM Reviewing a Marvel Ongoing? 0

The Good: It should've been said in the first issue, but I didn't review that one; I REALLY like the new uniforms/costumes. They look cool, and they perfectly represent the big expansive new era of the FF. They look like the next step after the Fantastic Four, and that's exactly what they are.The dialogue is amazingly well written. It's all deep and emotional, but not overbearingly. It's full of nice subtleties and banter.The characters are all extremely well defined without relying on overdoing...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

No Sir, Prefer Prison 0

The Good: Stephane Roux is back on art (I think only for one issue, but still). It looks great.The cover is almost like it's own little side thing. It has nothing to do with the issue, but it's an amusing image in and of itself. Almost like a 1 panel bonus story.The villain is nothing like what I'd expect from this comic. He has all sorts of odd quirks, and yet it never seems too much, it all fits together in one smooth character.The look into Zatanna's personal life is excellent, I think Matthe...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Rooting for Robinson 0

The Good: Action scenes are HUGE and crazy.I LOVE the use of the JLA reserves. It makes this feel more like a 'JLA' story instead of the ragtag team of mostly second stringers we've been seeing. And I love the use of Zauriel.The inner monologues we get from Eclipso and Bruce are new and interesting as well as extremely entertaining. It's different to get so much into the head of a villain, especially one on this scale, and especially in this kind of series, but like Omega Man before, it works re...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Viradha? 0

The Good: I'm becoming more accustomed to Nicola Scott's art. Either the faces have improved, or I just notice them less.Krul continues to do a great job of showing us the mental processes and struggles of ALL the Titans equally. Red Robin struggling with nagging insecurities of his leadership abilities that don't seem to hinder him so much that it would be annoying, and Beast Boy and Raven's struggles over their feelings for each other particularly stood out for me.In general I think Krul does ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

This Week on Lifetime 0

The Good: The cover is pretty great, and when it was first revealed, the combination of it and the misleading solicit did a great job of hiding the twist end of the previous issue. There were 2 artists, and I have no idea who drew what because their styles managed to flow together seamlessly. I never noticed any awkward transitions or anything. And the art overall was very enjoyable. The running plot device of the special 4 objects was a twist of brilliance. I was expecting something that came f...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

In Hot Pursuit of Hot Pursuit 0

The Good: Francis Manapul's artwork is still good, and I'm much more receptive to it at this point. The mysterious death in this issue is really interesting, and I'm intrigued to see how it develops. Barry Allen's suffering attacks on all fronts. The backlash from the 'real' police is pretty interesting. The fallout from Sam Scudder's special mirror is already hitting Barry, and it's caused some really interesting results, leading into a very subtly emotional scene with Barry and Iris. The ident...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Nice to Look At, But Not Too Substantial 0

The Good: TONY DANIEL'S ARTWORK. Loooooooooooooove it. As I said in my last review, what this comic does that I think the main 'Batman' title should, is be the easiest accessible to mainstream audiences. And this one continues to do so. Batman's defeat of Sensei is believable this tim around, since Sensei was distracted by the revelations in the issue, and still made a ridiculously implausible escape. Action was excellent. I like how Riddler and Enigma tied into this loosely to set up the next s...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Would 'Dark Side of the Moon' Be Too Obvious? 0

The Good: I'm completely over whatever issues I thought I had with Brett Booth's art. It's not perfect, but he makes Eclipso look AWESOME when that design could easily go wrong. Giving us the history of Eclipso was a good idea, because I had very flimsy knowledge of Eclipso. And it skims enough not to seem too obnoxious. Getting into the head of a villain like Eclipso, right after seeing his full backstory, was really interesting. What Robinson's been doing very well is weaving all his arcs toge...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Booster Gold Vs. Nazis (AGAIN) 0

The Good: The cover is a very understated kind of neat. It seems like it could easily be a panel, but it spotlights the character centrally and subtly highlights the issue's villains without seeming like they're taking a cheap way out. It's not one of the coolest covers ever, but the nice layout of it will give it a place in my hall of covers. The art's really nice as usual.I've always been supportive of Rani's place in the cast, but she really struts her stuff here. She's the central focus of t...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

OceanBattle, SeaConflict, WaterSkirmish, HydroBrawl, etc. 0

The Good: Ivan Reis art looks great. The action in this issue is all awesome, and unlike in Hawkman/Hawkgirl's story, the splash pages are well utilized. The snippets of dialogue spread around the issue between various characters is all well placed and well written. It makes the issue flow in a very enjoyable way. The scene where Aquaman gets Aqualad to cauterize the wound was really intense. Aqualad and Mera make up. THANK GOD. Aquaman was pissing me off when he decided not to trust her. Or som...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Batman/Superman/Shadowpact 0

The Good: I've only had one exposure to Crisscross's art, and I was not all that impressed. However, it looks much better here, with some dynamic battles and downright awesome character designs.  I've always had a passing interest in Shadowpact, but haven't seen them around much lately. This issue introduces them well without too much or too little exposition, and makes them work very well as a framing device. Despite being a thankfully more regular story than some of the last few, The eternal c...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Give Me a T! Give Me an H! Give me a U! etc. 0

The Good: I'm really enjoying the rotating cover artists. This cover is usually a bit dull for my tastes, but I don't dislike it for some reason. I like how the guest artist only drew the opening scene instead of sporadically through the issue. It makes the flow less jumpy. We got a much more in depth look into the workings of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. I'm really liking how varied the team is, and how each issue dedicates time to fleshing out each member with the recruitment. Dynamo's an ass, but it works ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

I Don't Disrespect Aquaman But I'm Not That Excited About Aquawar 0

The Good: Reis art is very strong at the beginning of the issue, with a perfect set of layouts and faces of Deadman as he reacts to the shocking conclusion of the previous issue. A lot of people have been complaining about what the White Lantern said, but unlike what it said in #7, I feel like the timing was great here. This is right after it has taken direct action in one of the missions (besides Deadman, but he's different) and it was the first one of the 5 missions that it has stated was uniq...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Klarion and Batgirl Sitting in a Tree... 0

The Good: I absolutely LOVE Dustin Nguyen's cover for this issue. I might even rank this as my favorite Batgirl cover thus far. One of the great things about Dustiny Nguyen is his ability to vary his art. He puts it to great use in this issue, having the first and last pages in a much more surreal stylized look, and doing the same thing when they travel to Klarion's home world. It's a VERY nice touch. The story was really nice and fun. It had the nice sense of Batgirl kookiness whole still provi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.