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The Ame-Comi Spectrum 0

As I said before, Santi Casas is hands down my favorite of the Ame-Comi Girls artists we've had so far. And it makes perfect sense for a series as wide ranging as this to change artists as we enter a new arc. Casas is a perfect reflection of everything that this series is about. He can make extremely dynamic action, while giving us the best fanservice without being obvious about it. He's just so good at making the girls look so attractive, and maximizing the impact of the exposed skin. He doesn...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Justice League of Women 0

The big Brainiac Saga wraps up surprisingly quickly, and a little confusingly. This issue plays out rather awkwardly, and half the time I couldn't fully follow the scale of the story. Brainiac kept doing some things and preventing the sort of vague means of defeating her, and many times I was confused as to where certain characters were. I'm still not completely certain how exactly the beat Brainiac, but the fallout from this story is much more satisfying.The various Ame-Comi girls spend quite ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Heroes and the Villains 0

Tony Daniel's definitely sticking to Diggle's notes well, because this issue doesn't slip in quality at all in terms of the writing even though Daniel had to fill-in a bit on the writing. Lex Luthor is still such a phenomenal figure, calm and collected as he's still behind the scenes of this plan. He truly sees himself as the world's savior, and Superman as the world's enemy. The psychoanalysis of him last issue was spot on and his portrayal is kept up here, even if the scenes here aren't quite...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Lex Luthor At His Finest 0

The foldout cover for this issue is mostly one of the better ones, it looks good and doesn't spoil the END of the issue, but there's something a little weak about it once you read the issue. For one, Batman #19's cover was revealed first, and this one has basically the same idea, though in reverse. But the kicker is that the moment the cover refers to is such a throwaway scene I feel like it was included just to have SOMETHING for the foldout cover. Superman hallucinates Jimmy Olson in the armo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Death Becomes Us 0

Anything I say about Thanos is based solely on what I've read ABOUT him and this miniseries, because that's my only previous exposure to the character.It appears that Thanos is driven by purpose itself. He doesn't realize it, but he's always searching for a reason to kill, while telling himself that the killing is simply done in the name of his purpose. What we see here is his spiral of obsession with death itself as a concept, and he loves it. He is basically revealed as the Cain of Titan, the...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

"Show Them Who You Are, Thanos of Titan" 0

To start things off I feel the need to point out that I have literally no exposure to Thanos prior to reading this, aside from the cameo in the Avengers movie. I skimmed through his history on the articles here and on wikipedia, but I've never seen him in action.I know not everyone is a fan of Simone Bianchi's artwork, but pretty much everyone who IS a fan is a huge fan. You either don't like his work or you absolutely love it, and I absolutely love it.I found this to be an extremely fascinatin...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Simone's Milestone 0

This issue has a pretty nice cover, not my favorite but nothing wrong with it really aside from one major content factor, not a design choice. love the way the moon and the clouds form the symbol and almost look like the reflection in a lake create a deceptively layered image. But who is that girl on the bottom with the blonde hair? We meet everyone else on the cover except her. Though I like how if you look closely you can tell she's in a wheelchair. But it always bothers me when the first is...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Scandalous Ocean Politics 0

I think Geoff Johns/Paul Pelletier completely missed the point of the foldout covers. The idea behind the image would make a nice cover, but the idea that the foldout covers show big actual twists... nothing close to what's depicted happens.Ok, I get that Orm has been known as Ocean Master previously, but in the New 52, that name has not been established as far as I remember. He never called himself Ocean Master, and nobody called him Ocean Master; yet when he's speaking with his lawyer, his la...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Allegiances 0

As everyone else has stated by now, it appears Aquaman's had time to shave since the last issue. Now this could be brushed aside as an aesthetic choice or perhaps fanboys craving the bearded badass of the 90's; but there's more to it than that, honestly. The problem with the loss of his stubble is that it implies he's had time to relax. He was stressed out last issue, and he's clearly still dealing with a lot, and the unshaven look is always a good representation of the onset of stress, and that...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Tooth and Nail 0

Travis Moore's art is definitely unique, and I can easily see people not liking it. The cover's body proportions are a bit excessive even for me, but the interior art's not quite as screwy as the cover art. Overall Moore's art has an excellent sense of flow and dynamism. Fists and gunshot have some of the most intense impacts I've ever seen for a street level fight. Things get a little noticeably awkward when Bruce is at the party, and when Batman confronts the kidnapper the room appears to hav...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Emptiness Seeking Asylum 0

True to it's name, this is a very haunting story. The artwork is very interesting, generic but high quality on the surface, for sure. But deeper than that, the colors are brilliant, very soft and faded, and I doubt this issue would've been half as impactful had it not been for the uncanny and almost hollow tone the coloring set.This is a story with a very unique sense of direction. There's no one big villain with a plan, just a lot of strange things happening in a madhouse full of villains. But...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

TO FANTASTIC SPACE! 0

Stormwatch appears to be falling heavily into the science fiction and cosmic side of the DC Universe, and while it's definitely an interesting turn, it brings up my one major complaint. Something about this series feels just a bit off, disjointed from the other cosmic titles. It just doesn't feel like Stormwatch is taking place in the same 'cosmos' as Green Lantern or Blue Beetle or Threshold, etc. It feels almost futuristic, Skywatch seems just a bit too familiar with so much alien society, an...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

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...

3 out of 3 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.