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Deus Ex Reset Button 0

This has one of the best of the foldout covers, honestly. It's not the best cover, but it manages to have an extremely shocking twist that reflects the entire issue from the start, not just the final page. Plus, the main cover works the best on it's own of any of the foldout covers.I could lament that this issue begins by completely rebooting the past 19 issues. It's just like, Boop, and suddenly the continuity is changed completely, but only for Stormwatch while the rest of the universe stays t...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Declaration of Sin 0

I'm disappointed to see Gene Ha already off the interior art, but in that time it appears that Philip Tan has cleaned up his act to give us much more consistent artwork Jason Paz's inks change the style a bit from Tan's usual, but it still looks pretty good, much better than any other non-Ha issue for sure.The's a pretty confusing unanswered question in this issue, and it's How did The Phantom Stranger get dumped on The Justice League Dark's doorstep? You'd think we'd at least get a glimpse at ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Phantom Betrayer, Betrayed! 0

This issue is almost trying TOO hard with the foldout cover. The main cover is just so over-the-top in showing you a shocking moment that hides the identity of the attacker; showing it from multiple angles on monitors that STILL don't show you who's holding the spear? But it's not bad, and I thought I knew who it was on the other side, but I was slightly off in a pretty clever way. And yes, the cover shows the end of the issue, like most of the weaker foldout covers, but based on the way the pr...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Finally Focused 0

So, the solicit mentions a betrayal..... and the foldout cover has... Beast Boy on the other side alongside Trigon and Raven. Someone who has never been a member of the Teen Titans in the New 52, and doesn't become one before the betrayal.... yeah. To be fair though, I'm glad that the cover doesn't fall into the pitfall of most of the foldouts, and reveals something central to the main issue as opposed to the cliffhanger. And it's still a bit surprising, just not in relation to the solicit.Ther...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Inconsistent Intentional Inconsistency 0

This issue actually has a rather interesting cover that really stands out among the various Requiem covers. Tim actually looks eerily joyous at the passing of Damian, and there's certainly a part of him that would likely be glad to be rid of the little hellion, but he wouldn't dare let himself go this dark.And it's strange, because the Requiem scene in this issue completely contradicts the tone set by the cover. Not only that, but the scene contradicts the darker turn Tim seems to have been tak...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Excessive Recycling, Part Two 0

It's weird, this cover IS the foldout done right, the reveal is something from early in the issue, but in a way it does it wrong from the other end. The shock is minimized by the obscurity of the villains. I thought most of them were new, but it turns out they're just picked randomly from the Pre-New 52 Firestorm's history. They ended up obscure because, well, they didn't do much outside of his old series as far as I know; I only know Plastique from JLU. In the New 52 they all have no context.T...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Just Take Batman Out of This Series, But Keep His Villains 0

I'm not really sure what to make of the cover. The original version made it look like Batman there was a statue, and the solicit implied he was missing. The Bat-Signal behind his head works great, but when it's actually Batman taller than buildings it's weird, especially when Mad Hatter's on the other side normal sized. And at first it was just kind of cool, but absolutely no shocking twist to the other half; but then when you get to the end of the issue, you realize that what seemed like cool ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Fossil of a Ghost Dragon? REALLY? 0

Is it just me? Did I misinterpret the point of the foldout covers? I mean, there HAVE been a few that do a good job at being shocking without spoiling the END of the issue. But it seems most of them cover the shocking cliffhangers the issues end in. This issue is no exception, and for bonus points, the twist is shows has me worried and might contradict other events. Or it might be foreshadowing a future connection.But this issue lost me from the start. I finished it out, but within the second l...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Cold Fusion 0

The great thing about A+X is that you can just pick up any issue you want to with absolutely no worries about ties to other issues. I'll be honest here, the only reason I picked up this issue is that the art style of the cover had me extremely intrigued. I took a chance and I was ultimately very pleased I did so. The fact that it's two short stories limits the writing a bit, but overall this was very entertaining.I wasn't too fond of the artwork on the first story, but it wasn't a major hindera...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Gotham Sandbox 0

Ok. Look at that cover. Now tell me how much I need to say in my review. Not much, right? I mean, come on! DUSTIN NGUYEN! LIL' GOTHAM! It's pretty self explanatory, and you get exactly what you expect. Seriously, that's the most adorable happy cover I've ever seen, and an amazing counterpart to some of the sorrow sewn lately. Damian's still alive here, and this has a weirdly large amount of character development for the kid, as he's exposed to certain 'normal' holidays for the first time. The c...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Murder World's Mental Map 0

I feel like it's a little too early, but it's still nice to get some explanation. But at the same time, it might be perfect. At this point, Arcade is no longer the greatest threat on Murder World. He's done his starting job, and he's ready to jump into more subtle manipulations, but he's reached the point where he can sit back and watch things unfold, so it doesn't exactly reduce the tension to get the behind the scenes look, and reveal that some of his powers aren't genuine. But there are some...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Time For A Change To Stay The Same 0

First off, the combination of the doubling in length and only a single dollar price increase is proof that Image Comics loves the readers the most of any company. Nick Spencer really knows how to make a 'Season Finale" for a comic book, because this here... this is just... Three different covers that make a connected image featuring every character in the series? Double length!? And then there's the content... holy every single deity imaginable.This issue really does mark a huge turning point i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Apocalypse in the Tumbleweed 0

You might call me crazy, but Dragotta was one of my least favorite artists on Hickman's FF run, so I was just a tad hesitant going into East of West. But if you, like me, have doubts about Dragotta's artwork, it's ridiculously improved over what was on FF. I don't know what made the difference, but I'm absolutely in love with the visuals on this book, and good god does this series need the visuals to be gorgeous. I mean, Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Western? Yeah, you need the scenery to look stunni...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Easy Way Out? 0

Very little needs to be said about this issue, and therein lies the crux of my feelings. I'm torn on how I feel about this issue. The whole 'silent issue' thing for Damian's death was intense and moving and all; but is it REALLY because of the talents of Tomasi and Gleason, or is it just because I care so much about Damian? The entire issue revolves around Batman either reminiscing about Damian as he goes through his routine and sees reminders of him, or Batman being extra violent and angry at t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Batman and Too Many Guest Stars 0

First and foremost, I have to say this is one of the best executed Gatefold Covers DC's had so far. The ones that jump off of big twists or revelations from the preceding issue work well enough, then the ones that spoil a moment from the end of the issue they're on are frustrating, but this one finds that perfect middle ground. The appearance of Carrie Kelly is a shock, not one foreshadowed by the previous issue, and the issue doesn't depict a key moment from the story, but rather, leaves her ro...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Garbage Ironically Wading Through Garbage 1

It's not all of them, but still too many people seem to doing these foldout covers completely wrong. The shocking scene on the other half of the image should be something that sets up the issue, NOT A REVEAL OF WHAT HAPPENS AT THE VERY END. It spoils a major twist for the end, and it makes you spend the entire issue waiting for the moment in question to happen. Suicide Squad is another victim of this misconception of how these things should work, Unknown Soldier not making his appearance until ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

As Usual, A "Terrific" Failure 0

There's this annoying tendency for some of the foldout covers so far to depict the END of the issue. This is one of them. Literally, the scene on the cover happens in the last 2 pages.Wow, so, apparently someone at DC didn't realize until it was too late that the last issue actually had one consistent artist, so they decided to rectify that by giving this issue three completely new-to-the-series artists. I think. I could be wrong about 1 or two of them, but there have been FAR too many artists f...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 0

I am seriously, just, loving these Mad Hatter arc covers. They're incredibly trippy in the best ways, and pretty dark and terrifying. The interior art's pretty good, some of the more normal scenes look a little weird, but Mad Hatter's movements and facial expressions are simply AMAZING.I think I've figured out the key factor to what's preventing Hurwitz from truly blowing me away. He needs to stop trying to get into Batman's head. From the completely pointless and inexplicable lack of a 'Batman...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I've Got Great Idea, Let's Retread That Awful Perez Arc! SAID NO ONE EVER (Aside From Lobdell, Apparently.) 0

Awwww, what happened to Kenneth Rocafort? His art was the best thing about the Superman issues in H'el on Earth, though overall I actually enjoyed that story quite a bit (aside from the truly awful ending.) This issue has some pretty good artists filling in, between Aaron Kuder, Tyler Kirkham, and arguably Robson Rocha, this issue was still good looking. Although it was pretty damn inconsistent without much rhyme or reason. At least none of the art changes happened mid-scene, but I get the feel...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Excessive Recycling 2

There's a small part of me that wants Multiplex to have his one series just so I can see that logo again monthly. I don't know why but I love the logo used for Multiplex on this cover. Aside from that, this is still a pretty nice cover overall, executing limited space in the one smart way, ironic considering that the villain is, in essence, one who should take up the most space.You know, I think Dan Jurgens spent too much time hanging out with Booster Gold, and has picked up his odd time travel...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Fast and.... I Can't Finish This Pun, Too Obvious 0

Huh, I feel like Buccellato writes a much smoother issue than when he splits the writing duties with Manapul. There's none of the usual wild pacing flaws I've come to expect from this series, and the thing actually reads well from beginning to end. Well... mostly. The beginning's a little off because of the way it just dumps the 'Speed Force' onto our laps. Suddenly we find out that about half the people who were in the Speed Force (the repeated name is vaguely clever, but kind of obnoxious whe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Noto To the Rescue! (Mostly) 0

Maybe it's not been totally Steve Dillon's fault the art's been so weak, maybe it's the inker and/or colorist, because honestly Phil Noto's art just doesn't look as compelling and engaging as it usually does. At least things don't look bad the entire issue, but the dull tone and flow are mostly carried over from Dillon's run as artist. It's really a shame, Noto normally does excellent work. It's not 'bad,' just not what I know he can do.This issue manages to play out far more interestingly than...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Setting Sail Away From Dillon 3

Ok! A good cover again after a few weaker ones. The layout is smart, the limited colors are actually well balanced... overall very nice. Steve Dillon's interior art is still... bland, mediocre, dull, etc; but it's not as overly noticeable this time. Maybe because there's significantly less action in this issue.Way continues to demonstrate a complete and utter lack of understanding of The Punisher in any facet, while simultaneously writing a great Deadpool who is goofy and offbeat but actually v...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Morally and Intellectually Awkward 0

I can't look at this cover and not laugh out loud, or at least giggle. We've been given a somewhat gritty war setting, especially when it comes to The Leader, and yet here he looks like a street corner crack dealer shouting "Yo dawg, I got yo' high right here namean?" I can't even.... it's just so goofy. And yet, still better than the last two covers somehow.Maybe it's just been a while since I read the last issue, but a good bit here seems to come out of left field, or at least show up rather ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Crystalize the Rainbow 0

This issue has a great cover, even though the details in Lopresti's artwork kind of diminishes the simplicity of the design. But that doesn't negate the effectiveness of the nice simple design. All you really need to know about this issue when going into it is expressed here, though there's a lot more going on in the deeper corners, the good focal point to start is seeing Constantine doing something with The Black Diamond.This issue really emphasizes what a shame it is that this series was cance...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Burying A Brother 0

This cover is REALLY intense, like pretty much all the Requiem covers, but I don't understand why Batgirl's there. She wasn't there for the Death of Robin, she's not in this issue.... what's with her presence on the cover?The interior art is mostly good, like last issue, but just isn't consistently strong. There's one scene in particular that bugs me to no end. It's a particularly potent moment, where Dick is listening to his answering machine and opens up a package containing the game he was go...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Recruitment Drive 0

Geoff Johns... I thought you were one of the major architect's behind the New 52, which I thought was designed to create greater cohesion between the series. So why, oh why, do you insist on constantly making sure that your Justice League series is THE most out of synch with the rest of the series' than any other? Page freaking one, Jason expresses a crush on an obscure callback, Blythe Bonner. Because it's not like he's spent 18 issues trying to woo Tonya in his own series or anything. Ok, mayb...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Johnny Boy 0

I started reading Hellblazer at the beginning of Milligan's run, at the behest of Silkcuts, and I absolutely loved it. At some point I'm going to go back and read some more of his classic stories, but the point is, Hellblazer-John was a mind-blowingly fascinating character with a wildly complex morality that was beautifully unpredictable.The point of this history lesson is thus, I fell in love with Hellblazer like the rest of his deeply dedicated fanbase, and I was as disappointed and enraged wh...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The Beginning of the Birds' Positive Migration In Quality 0

Man, I really miss the Trevor McCarthy covers for this series. So much unique colors and brilliant energy smartly laid out. This one's just generic, not bad exactly, but completely generic.However, I'm still really digging Molenaar's interior artwork. The fight scenes have such motion to them, even if the panel pacing is a little confusing at times in the midst of a fight. Each panel by itself looks really nice, but during the fight with Mr. Freeze there's quite a few moments where it feels like...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Why Bother? 0

Wow, Nocenti's actually improving her Catwoman writing. I mean, she still sucks pretty hard, but at least there's a baby's handful of things that are actually not half bad in this issue. There are a LOT of scenes where Batman's either ridiculous or just plain stupid, but honestly his moment of emotional turmoil as he smashes the ever-living hell out of Catwoman's helmet out of frustration, and Catwoman tosses it away and embraces him when it reminds him of The Joker; both these moments in the sc...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

It's Sad That This is Actually An Improvement 0

At this point, this series literally had no where to go but up, unless perhaps Rob Liefeld started doing the artwork. If that happened I would probably be able to give my first ever truly 0/5 score. Last issue was an absolutely nightmarish atrocity, so at least this issue was.... I don't want to say 'tolerable' but at least it didn't make me want to commit mass homicide.What it really comes down to, is that this issue wasn't exceedingly horrendous on every level save artwork like the previous is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I Can't Even... Anything... 0

I can't even.... I can't this time. I don't want to flip back through the issue to find each and every single moment that pissed me off or made me confused or just hurt my brain. There were WAY too many, and at least half of them were actually deeply layered and spiderweb-connected to others. Seriously, Nocenti's horrendousness is as deeply layered as Morrison's quality. It's like a whole new world of new levels of awful. Literally everything in this issue falls into one of three main categories...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Origin of Nihilism 0

I enjoyed Butch Guice's artwork on Resurrection Man, but it hasn't advanced so much since the 90's. But honestly his art isn't bad, it's just.... it has the unfortunate task of following Esad Ribic, and Esad Ribic has spent 5 issues detailing us on why he is the perfect artist for this series, and he achieved that completely once each and every damn page. Guice's art just looks a little generic and simplistic by comparison. It's still good art, just.... yeah.As his butcher mission wrapped up las...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Ur-Nihilism 0

Esad Ribic is the ultimately perfect artist for Thor. The colors are so elegant, and the scenery is something way beyond grandiose. It evokes that sense of 'mythological epic' that this story most certainly is IN SPADES.This entire story, there's been a very strange sense of mystery about this story. We've known from the start who Gorr is and what he does and the basics of how; but there's a deeper multi-layered intrigue to the 'why.' We don't know why Gorr is so intensely dedicated to 'butcheri...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

DANGER ZONES! 0

After two pretty weak covers, this series makes up for it in full with another absolutely brilliant one. I'm not sure if it's a tribute like most of the others, but I absolutely love it. It brings an odd, almost lighthearted tone to the series, that it needs in small doses like this to balance out the tragedy just enough. It's amazing how silly this cover is without being completely Deadpool-goofy. I mean, sexy-posing Darkhawk with a starfish on his chest comes pretty close to absolutely gut-bus...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Streets of Gotham 0

This cover is another fantastic and truly intense Requiem. This issue doesn't linger too long on remembering Robin, but it uses that scene to drive a lot of the underlying emotions carrying forward. And the moment itself, though short, is incredibly potent.John Layman is.... just fantastic. This series is beginning to remind me of the PHENOMENAL Streets of Gotham by the incomparable Paul Dini. Layman's really making a lot happen here, and at times it's actually hard to figure out which plot is t...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

From Negative Ten to Hero 0

There's something about this cover that feels almost exactly the same as the first cover. Maybe it's the Spider-Man background, or Alpha's face in the exact same place. Regardless the excessive similarities in tone make it really bland for me.As for the interior art, I'm sure I'm in the minority but in this issue it's already grown on me. The action is incredibly energetic, and the facial expressions are pretty damn good, even if everyone's head is impossibly long and thin.At the end of the prev...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Determination Level: Hell 0

If there's one major difference since Venditti took over, it's that the covers haven't been as good. Last issue's was great, but this one is just a mess. The colors are way too similar and really blur together the already overcrowded image. However, Chang is still nailing it just fine on the interior art. The epic scale action flows well, and the facial expressions are incredible.This issue I'm really starting to notice the subtle differences between the way Cornell and Venditti write the charac...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Gotham Legends 0

I LOVED the artwork for the first story. It reminded me so much of Francesco Francavilla that it was hard to believe that it WASN'T Francavilla for a bit. As the story got going it really started to come out with it's own style, but either way it looked utterly amazing. I'm a little bothered by a panel where Batman completely decimates the roof of a car by landing on it, it just seems a little bit excessive. As for the story.... opinions will be split on this one for sure. There's something almo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Death Machine 0

After the more subtle and surreal covers in Wrath of the First Lantern, it's kind of nice to see one that's a more accurate portrayal of the specific surreality of the event. I loved the first covers, they were best for the beginning of the event, but now that we know the basic structure it makes sense to have a more specific cover.I hate to say it, but I'm already feeling a bit fatigued by the 'mess with people's lives' m.o. of Volthoom, and dedicating an entire issue per character each time. I...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.