• Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 1.
    World's Most Obvious

    Someday, the intelligent among you must explain Geoff Johns's popularity. In the New 52's concerted effort to play foully with our affections and intellect, this ball of confusion exists. True, it wou...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    And Back to Sub-Par Work

    A bit of a letdown after the decent first volume - seems almost like the basic idea was fully played out in the first series and now they were getting a bit desperate. Zombies? That's the best we coul...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    This should be the Flagship of the Batman Universe

    As with most of the New 52, this volume has a lot wrong with it, but it is better than most of the other Batman titles I've been reading lately, so by sheer novelty (or its rehashed version of novelty...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 3.
    Substituting for Quality Writing, Clever Plotting, and Sensible Characterization...

    As with the previous TPB, most of these 2 stars are for the atypical issue, the annual. At least, I assume it is the annual at the close of the volume, since we are still not allowed to know what issu...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    This is not why Batman exists.

    Most of these 2 stars (which I feel even now is too many) are for moments of what is I suppose issue #0. In DC's TPB commitment to hiding from you what issue you are actually reading at the time, I ca...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 1.
    By "New" we mean "Here are things we've done already!"

    This really should be 2.5 stars, but I've rounded up just because it was better (sort of) than most of those not-that-great Justice League collections. The artwork is both impressive and nauseous toge...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 4.
    Now we know what "DC" stands for.

    Should we give the audience a complete story? DC.Should we include all the issues so they get their money's worth? DC.Should we tell people what they are missing from the skipped-over issues? DC.Shoul...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 3.
    That's okay, we don't know what's going on, either.

    Just when you think a cohesive story is about to occur, we are given a crossover without all the pieces, a villain that's 12 years younger than he looks with his villain mask on, a surprise twist that...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    The part of Guy Gardner tonight will be played by Hal Jordan.

    2.5 stars, how's that? We finally have the beginnings of a story, and Mr. Johns finally beginning to attempt to earn his paycheck. Yet, the main premise for this villain and his motivation is rather d...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    Fresh, Young Heroes! (Because Old People are Worthless, Apparently)

    If the creative team got paid by amount of work done, Jim Lee earned about 18x more than Geoff Johns did. Apparently DC's motto for New 52 was something to the effect of "Since Old People are Worthles...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 2.
    What say the feminists about this artwork, I wonder?

    Volume 2 is noticeably better than volume 1, despite the "artists"'s attempts to ruin the story, the characters, and the dialogue. The great JMS suffers from some bombastic tendencies early on, but h...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    Fans of Nonsensically-tight Pants Hearken To My Tale!

    It pains me to give anything by the great JMS anything below a perfect 5-star rating, but at least I can say two of these stars are solely because of him. Not that this is his best writing (and it wou...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of TPB/HC.
    Poor Jon Kent. What is he, the Duncan Idaho of the Superman Universe?

    Picking up this volume and reading it as if it is some accessible story is somewhat misleading, since we are at once given the impression this is a new introductory story to Superman and his friends a...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    Round Two: Different Author, Same Dullness

    I like the Death of Superman story (not that Superman died, just the whole story, all three parts). I read it fairly regularly. I even like the Hunter/Prey followup. Zero Hour ... meh. So I'm not anti...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    Dullsville Train departing on Track Redundant for Snoresville, Lametown, and Bore-a-munga

    Fun - excitement - interesting - fresh - engaging - and other words that don't apply to this volume. No offense intended to the great George Perez and his lifetime of fine work, but this was just dul...

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    Short On Content, Short on Respect

    Under the "we didn't have much time for respect or caring much" category appears this rather embarrassing thing that has happened. Perhaps Mr. Pratchett is happy with this, and if he is, I salute him ...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 1.
    Directionless and Flashy without Substance

    Somewhere along the way, "Batman" became an excuse for "excessive violence," perhaps because DC was jealous of Punisher MAX or something. I do not deny Batman (as an idea/world) has a dark side - as ...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume Two.
    Flight "Deus Ex Machina" Landing on Runway 11

    Well, that was easy. Taking a lesson from "Best of Both Worlds, pt. 2," Scott Snyder decides the best way to conquer a centuries'-old unstoppable secret force is to have it self-destruct, giving our h...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    The World's Canon (since the "world" is mostly the UK and USA)

    This volume was better than volume 1, but one has to say that with the same tone as one says "having a temperature of 104 is better than having a temperature of 106." Some of the artwork is great - th...