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Waffles and Speed 0

The Good: Dustin Nguyen may not be on the artwork, but Ramon Bachs fill-in art is damn fine. It's not as gritty and grimy as it usually is, so those who aren't normally fans of his artwork might not be as turned off as they normally might. The cover is pretty neat, a little different than a traditional cover and I like it. The interplay between Batgirl and Detective Gage has definitely reached a good plateau. Gage has now become completely accustomed to dealing with Batgirl, and yet there's alwa...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Batgirl Incorporated 0

The Good: There's a cool effect where the first and last pages mirror each other. Squire is a lot of fun, and makes a great foil for Stephanie in an odd way. Stephanie is the one more wound up, feeling a little over her head being a part of Batman Incorporated and so far out of her normal stomping grounds, and Squire is the more easygoing one, taking advantage of Stephanie's current state of mind to have some fun at her expense. But as the issue goes on, theyrealize how alike they are, but just ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Beginning of Batgirl's Fitting Farewell 0

The Good: The cover is beautiful, as per usual from Dustin Nguyen, and Pere Perez continues to do just fine on the interior art.Apparently I'm the only one here who thinks the revelation of the Reaper's 'client' wasn't a last minute decision. I've suspected  SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content.  ever since the Reapers first mentioned their client, and my suspicions were reinforced when Slipstream wasn't allowed to kill Batgirl. They were practically solidified when The Gray Gho...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Birds of Pray (Like the Missionary Joke... I'll Shut Up Now) 0

The Good: The scene in the hospital was pretty cool, where the Nazi grabs Phantom Lady's wrist. The flashbacks had an interesting story to tell. The plan of the villains was very Nazi-ish.  The choice of 'main' characters was pretty clever, as they all serve a balance. At the hospital, we have the original Phantom Lady, now an old woman; the new Black Canary, daughter of the original; and the original Lady Blackhawk, displaced in time so a young woman. They form an interesting balance of backsto...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Zatanna, The Spectre, and Brother Night…. NOT 0

The Good: Adam Hughes gives us another dynamite cover. Jamal Igle continues to deliver some excellent artwork. I'm glad at least he's still on this series. The beginning of the issue starts out calm and delivers a very jarring transition into action mode. It's highly effective, and makes you feel just as surprised as Zee herself. Zee is legitimately at a disadvantage the entire issue, and actually for more than one reason, it's just that the other is a little more subtle than the main one, which...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Good Writing, Not So Good Story 0

The Good: This arc seems to be the culmination of a lot of things Tony Daniel's been culminating for a while, but it seems like he got rushed into a corner. He does do some really interesting things with the Riddler, and it's kind of interesting to see where he's gone through all of Daniel's run.  Plus the way he weaves the arcs together. We actually see the effects the explosion had on The Riddler, and Riddler's involvement in the previous arc was all to set up the climax of this arc to serves ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The World Around Gladstone's School For World Conquerors 0

The Good: Sometimes this comic feels like it was written by kids who are still in school. And I mean that in the best way possible. It's incredible how well the sense of realistic school life is portrayed in here. The 'romance' subplot between Kid Nefarious and Mummy Girl is just plain adorable to watch unfold, and we get to see slightly more to it than your typical school romance subplot. Nice scenes like Martain Jones' wink to Mummy Girl, and her subsequent moment of squealing with Ghost Girl....

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

What? 0

DISCLAIMER: This review represents my personal experience reading the issue. If you've been following Hickman's Fantastic Four stuff from the start, you'll almost certainly enjoy this issue far more than I did.  The Good: The story seems to flow pretty well, and the art's pretty nice, although of all 3 artists we've seen so far, this Tocchini's my least favorite. The colors are very nice though. It does a good job at making things seem even bigger. There's even more scale added, and there was al...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Cover is a MASSIVE Piece of False Advertising 0

The Good: When I picked up this issue (atrociously misrepresentative cover aside) I was expecting 22 pages of John being mopey and introspective. And that could've been fine if it were well written, but that wasn't what I got. What I got was an incredibly unexpected look at John Stewart through the eyes of a new recruit. Not just an ordinary new recruit, but one drawn in from the events of War of the Green Lanterns. This issue deals with the fallout from the war in several facets, and frankly it...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Possibilities Are Infinite, and So is the Story 0

The Good: Nick Spencer does a great job at weaving together an amazingly captivating story with a great level of subtlety and slow pacing done right. Christian Ward's art is pretty much the perfect kind of trippy surreal and colorful look this type of story demands. It could seem gimmicky, but Spencer's weaved it just right with the amount and variety of Mark's that appear in this story. I'm almost expecting this to end like 'All You Zombies' where it turns out every single character in the stor...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Hunter Becomes the Hunted 0

The Good: That cover really offset me with what to expect. It seems like these next few issues are spotlighting one character at a time, getting into their backstories and such, thus, this cover lead me to expect some kind of childhood abuse, but the cover means something else entirely. Hunter has to be one of my favorite characters in this series. I see SO MUCH of myself in him. I even have practically the same hair! From helping his brother get into comics, reading Morrison, being somewhat awk...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Red City 0

The Good: Jason Todd, as always is the case with Winick, was extremely well written. Batman himself would be impressed by some of the levels of preparation Jason had, but there's an additional layer of rogueish charm to everything he says and does that sets him apart from anyone else in the Batman family. It was nice to see Jason back in action in his classic costume, and Tocchini drew some pretty nice poses in a few scenes. The way Winick portrayed Scarlet and all her crazy father issues, build...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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.