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4.92 stars 4.92/5 Stars Average score of 12 user reviews

The Dark Thrives 0

Justice League Dark epitomizes everything I love about comics.The strength of the book is its ability to transition from Milligan's opening run. This is how transitions are done right, embracing what has come before while forging a new path. This is particularly evident in Lemire's depiction of the team dynamic, evolving the group into a functioning assembly without losing the tension and mistrust generated in the earlier arcs. The development of the concept of the "Unholy Trinity" is a particul...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Quirky; Bizarre; Brilliant? 0

This book, in a word, is bizarre. And if you enjoy or embrace that which is bizarre, this is a book for you. This book thrives with the wackiest of Grant Morrison productions; if you found yourself excited by those tales, this one will rev you up. If you don't enjoy the feeling of being out of control, occasionally confused and having the traditional tampered with attempts at innovation, you should probably avoid this book.But if you do make it through it, and you enjoy that kind of thing... thi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Epic Begins! 0

Earth-2 is a brilliant first installment for a potentially enthralling series. The boast of the cover, "The Epic Begins!" is fittingly appropriate. This book dares to be a prologue, a world builder and a palette cleanser, expressing everything that a reader needs to know to follow the series without spoiling the book's reserve of potential.The temporary main characters pack the required punch and move the story where it needs to go. The connection to Worlds' Finest is minor, but not wasteful. Th...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Favorite of the Week 0

Swamp Thing earns the honor of the first title to grab my top spot two issues in a row. I can only hope that the title will make this a running tradition. If the artistic and storytelling value can be maintained at this level, this team is sure to join the ranks of the most favored talent to work on the legend of the Swamp Thing.GoodLeft as floored as I was by the first issue, this first step into the actual path of the Swamp Thing had mighty shoes to fill. Beating the nearly impossible odds, th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Favorite of the Week 0

Ever since the concept of Aquaman wielding zombie sharks to consume Atlantean soldiers... I've been crazed to see Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis take on Aquaman. Yes, we had it during Brightest Day... but what I was waiting for was that first issue buzz, holding a new beginning in my hands. It was a long wait, but I finally got that tingling sensation and so much more. Aquaman is back, and he might just be one of the coolest heroes ever.GoodOne rather nice feature of this book was the level of access...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Favorite of the Week 0

High expectations surpassed are the ideal experience for a comic reader, in my opinion, gifting us with that rare moment of overwhelming fan glee. As one of the most anticipated first issues of the month, this title had a fair amount of work cut out for it. Hopes riding on this issue were not just significant for the most devout of Batman fans, but also because it is sure to be one of the most widely read jumping on points, as indicated by preliminary sales. Most people can get excited about rea...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Favorite of the Week 0

The second week of widespread releases left me hugely conflicted in a good way, because I had to debate endlessly over which of four high quality titles would earn the spot of my favorite of the week. Initially I marked another title with the distinction, but with short reflection I had to reconsider and award that honor to Batwoman, not only one of my favorites of the week but one of the best creations I've seen in a long while.GoodIn every category I could imagine, I would mark this as a five ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Creepy Hipsters Never Looked So Good 0

The first thing I have to say is that this book is an indie comic. That might've seemed obvious with Lemire at the helm, but honestly I was not expecting the style in this particular comic. That threw me. There was a temporary disorientation... and as soon as I settled into this variant style... Lemire knocked it out of the park. It is important to go into the comic reading it as an indie though, because expecting something in the lines of Action Comics or Swamp Thing (very much the mainstream b...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Pleasant Surprise 0

I have never been a huge detractor of Dan Didio's. I don't mind his executive decisions, his convention appearances or a handful of other reasons why he often earns fanboy disdain. That said, I thus far haven't been a huge fan of his writing. I struggled through Outsiders, offering a singular cheerful thumbs up to his Reign of Doomsday tie-in, which somehow worked, but found myself often confused why he was writing the title.  With O.M.A.C., however, I found myself to be the one with a rather pl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Favorite of the Week 0

Without any hesitation or doubt, this was my favorite comic book of the week. With the talent on board, I knew it was going to be some solid work, but I was even further blown away by this true work of art. Scott Snyder brings Alec Holland back to his most basic roots (yes, I know, the pun has been done) and reminds us of the humanity of our hero, executing the struggle for identity through a reflection of the past that both establishes the past while preparing the lens of the future. Snyder rea...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A New Day 0

This was the title that made the top of my stack this week, and as the first pick of the week, I had rather high expectations. Everything about this book demands a level of quality, from the reputation of the creative team and the iconic status of the title itself. Even with all those lines firmly in place, I found myself utterly thrilled by the delivery of this book. Grant Morrison has always thrilled me, although I'm quick to note that I've often been incredibly confused by his style. This, ho...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Perfect Start 0

As a disclaimer, I am one of the hardcore DC fanboys. I make no secret of the fact that I am a reader that would follow Geoff Johns wherever he goes. My excitement for the New 52 is palpable.  With that in mind, my expectations for this issue were naturally rather high, and despite this I was pointedly impressed by this first outing. From that first panel, the visual element of the artistic team drew me in and reminded me of my first days as a comic book reader, awestruck in the wonder that thes...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.