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Reviews: Ranking Of The Most Valuable The Mask Comics From The Copper Age

 

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The Mask. Dark Horse Comics.

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1990s MOST VALUABLE THE MASK COMICS

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: WHO’S LAUGHING NOW

Collects The Mask #0.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, The Mask #0 is a reprint of Mayhem #1. On gocollect.com, it holds 6 sale records. And really, we know why. Indeed, it is the story that continues the Mayhem series.

Definitely, comic collectors should collect this comic. Today, the Mask’s popularity can enjoy a revival with the pandemic and the popularity of wearing masks.

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BEST: MASK JUSTICE (1991)

Collects The Mask #1.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, The Mask #1 is the top of The Mask‘s most valuable comics. On gocollect.com, it holds 20 sale records. And really, we know why. Indeed, it is the story that continued a pop culture phenomenon.

Definitely, comic collectors should rave about this rare comic since it has aged well. Today, The Mask has been adapted in The Mask and Son of The Mask.


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The Mask Vol 1 0 in Dark Horse Database.
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The Mask #1 in gocollect.com.
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Reviews: “Batman: Hush” (Graphic Novel)

In 'Batman' (2002) #608, Batman has to fight Killer Croc in order to save Edward Lamont IV and recover the ransom money.
 

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Batman (2002) #608. DC Comics

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STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

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BEST: BATMAN: HUSH (2002-2003)

Collects Batman #608-619

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In Batman: Hush, the Dark Knight must recover the Lamont ransom. To this end, the comic features a who is who of Batman’s rogues. And the Dark Knight races to uncover the identity of the masked villain who threatens the Bat-family.

Together, collect issues #608-619 in Batman: Hush (New Edition) (Batman (1940-2011)).

Perhaps, one of the most popular Batman story arcs in recent memory. With superstar talent from writer Jeph Loeb and artist Jim Lee, Hush is one of the greatest Batman graphic novels. In addition, Superman appears in issues #611 and #612. Also, witness Batman vs Killer Croc.

 

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DIALOGUE

To sum, the dialogue serves the ambiance of mystery and thriller characteristic of the best detective stories. In part cryptic, and in part terrifying, the dialogue heightens the comic.

Certainly, it is a strong part of the comic and the narration helps point important moments and their urgency.

PLOT

Generally, Hush has a stellar plot though with some great themes. Indeed, the central theme in the graphic novel is Batman’s failure to protect Jason Todd, the second Robin.

Though the first part of the arc is its strongest, the big reveal of the masked villain at the end may feel contrived. In addition, the resolution leaves some plot holes unanswered. Overall, the plot is focused and brilliant as a detective story.

CHARACTERIZATION

Perhaps, the most faithful aspect of the comic. Really, Jeph Loeb’s characterization is top-notch. For the most part, heroes and villains act in character.

In addition, Batman’s budding romance with Catwoman is left unresolved though with an indication the villain may know more than she seemed. However, other rogues only appear for fan service. Notably, Joker is not fully developed in the story.

ART

When the series debuted in 2002, the creative team was its strongest selling point. As matter of fact, Jim Lee’s art is legendary in this comic. In Superman: For Tomorrow, the artist continued on the work started here.

Really, Batman: Hush has been one of the most successful Batman comics in years.

VERDICT

With action, mystery and romance, comic collectors love this story. Definitely, this storyline is one of the greatest Batman stories.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect the story arc in single issues or graphic novel in paperback format.


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Reviews: “Birds of Prey: The Chaotic Code”

 

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Birds of Prey (2003) #49. DC Comics

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STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: BIRDS OF PREY (2002-2003)

Collects Birds of Prey #47-49


























Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In The Chaotic Code, the Birds of Prey embark on their latest adventure. In the story arc, the Birds of Prey must stop Lexcorp’s latest attempt to manufacture a living weapon. Together, collect issues #47-49 in Birds of Prey (1999-2009) Vol. 1.

Perhaps, a Black Canary’s and Birds of Prey‘s coming of age story. Really, one of the most comedic stories of the new millennium. In addition, Lex Luthor is featured as the architect behind The Chaotic Code. In addition, witness Black Canary vs Talia Al Ghul.

 

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DIALOGUE

To sum, the dialogue highlights the different characters’ professions. Terry Moore’s word balloons focus on the subject that is the title: Is The Chaotic Code a hoax or a conspiracy? In fact, the dialogue progresses quickly moving the action forward.

For the most part, the story arc is filled with dialogue and some narration.

PLOT

Generally, The Chaotic Code has a generic plot though with some innovations. Since it is Birds of Prey, its protagonists are female characters. Even the final fight is between female characters and features a street fight.

At the same time, the story is comedic and truly enjoyable. In the comic, Barbara Gordon briefly regains the usage of her legs. However, the end of the story arc resets the status quo for the former Batgirl.

CHARACTERIZATION

Perhaps, the most enjoyable aspect of the comic. Really, Black Canary shines as the superheroine and the comic’s street fighter. Without a doubt, she is given the best lines and saves the day.

Equally, Barbara is revealed as capable and combat-competent despite her disability. Perhaps, the weak point, Talia Al Ghul is not given the time to shine.

ART

Incredibly, Amanda Conner does an impeccable work on the layouts. As matter of fact, the characters’ expressions are very different. In addition, Conner works to do the characters justice.

Indeed, the female characters are not over-sexualized nor put in risque poses. Though Dinah‘s dialogue and attire are with a lot of innuendos.

VERDICT

Finally, the comic highlights the best Birds of Prey elements. With action, adventure and sexual comedy, new readers have a good jumping on point. Definitely, this storyline is one of the most enjoyable Birds of Prey stories.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect the story arc digitally in single issues format or volume 1 in paperback format.


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Reviews: ‘Injustice vs Masters of The Universe’ (Superman vs He-Man)

 

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Injustice vs Masters of The Universe (2019). DC Comics.

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INJUSTICE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE STORY

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

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BEST: INJUSTICE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (2019)

Collects Injustice vs Masters of The Universe #1-6.


























Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2019, DC Comics published the latest addition to the Injustice: Gods Among Us franchise. With Injustice vs Masters of The Universe, the Injustice story is moved forward in a significant way.

Importantly, He-Man emerges as Superman’s contender for the title of DC’s most powerful hero.

As matter of fact, the end of the comic brings a satisfying conclusion to the series for Superman fans and a great portrayal for the He-Man and MoTU fanbase.

But that is not all. Soon, look forward to He-Man’s guest appearance in Injustice 3. Who wouldn’t love to have the power of Grayskull?

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DIALOGUE

In many respects, Tim Seeley’s dialogue is true to the ancient style of speech. Indeed, it is verbose, long and cryptic. Particularly, this applies to Skeletor and Darkseid. For the most part, the dialogue serves to move the story forward.

Though it also serves as exposition and highlights the characters’ thought process. The large word balloons really fit a bigger size format ideal with the paperback.

PLOT

In sum, the plot is in fact a Hail Mary in order to save the DC Universe. When Injustice Superman seems to have extinguished hope on Earth, Batman contacts the only hero that may be able to defeat Superman in a slugfest: He-Man.

Also, the Injustice series is set on Earth Twenty-Two and is outside the DC mainstream continuity.

 

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Perhaps, the truest part of the entire series. For the most part, the characters figure as directly taken outside of a video game. Indeed, though complex, the contrast between good and evil is stark. Generally, such caricature may or may not appeal to fans.

Finally, one element that may seem out of character for the fallen hero, despite his evil, is Superman’s attempt to control the Anti-Life Equation.

ART

Finally, the series’ most appealing aspect. True to previous comics, Freddie E. Williams II complements work done on other He-Man comics, such as He-Man/Thundercats. For the most part, the art does service to the character who is its main protagonist.

In fact, He-Man works well in the comic medium as caricatural form of art.

VERDICT

With the new mini-series, the Injustice series breaks new ground. Really, the Superman vs He-Man rivalry started in the New 52 is completed here. Definitely, this storyline is one of the best Injustice stories.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect either the trade paperback or the single issues.


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LINKS

Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe in Comic Vine.
EXCL. PREVIEW: Worlds Collide in Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1 in CBR.com.
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Reviews: Ranking Of The Best Hulk Comics From The Bronze Age

In 'The Incredible Hulk' (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I.
 

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In 'The Incredible Hulk' (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I.
In The Incredible Hulk (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I. Marvel Comics.

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1970s MOST IMPORTANT HULK COMICS

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: AND NOW… THE WOLVERINE! (1974)

Collects Incredible Hulk #181.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, Incredible Hulk (1974) #181 is at the top of both the Top 200 Most Valuable Comic Books of the Bronze Age (1970-1980) and the CGC Ranking. Importantly, it holds a Record Sale of $49,200 and a Minimum Value of $1,500.

Certainly, it is one of the most valuable comics of all time. And really, we know why. Indeed, it is the historic first appearance of Wolverine in Marvel Comics.

Definitely, comic collectors should rave about this comic since it has aged well. Today, Wolverine has successfully been a part of the two X-Men film timelines and the X-Men are set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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BEST: BATTLE OF THE BEHEMOTHS! (1971)

Collects Fantastic Four #112.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, Fantastic Four (1971) #112, is a classic Hulk vs Thing fight. On the Top 200 Most Valuable Comic Books of the Bronze Age (1970-1980), it holds a Record Sale of $5340 and a Minimum Value of $40.

Furthermore, it ranks 35th on the Top 200 and 72th on the CGC Ranking. And really, we know why. Indeed, it is the story that forever skyrocketed the Hulk vs Thing rivalry.

Definitely, comic collectors should collect this comic. Today, Hulk’s popularity is at an all-time high with the Immortal Hulk series and the Avengers movies.

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BEST: AND THE WIND HOWLS… WENDIGO! (1974)

Collects Incredible Hulk #180.


























Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

In 1974, Wolverine makes a first cameo appearance in Marvel continuity. Really, collectors have raved about the value of this comic which ranks 14th on the Top 200. Indeed, Wolverine has become a cultural sensation driving sales of X-Men.

On our GCG Count, the story ranks 11th. On the Top 200, it holds a Record Sale of $40,800 and a Minimum Value of $90.

Definitely, Logan has a dedicated following beyond comics and is among Marvel’s most popular characters. In many ways, his value expresses an underrepresented culture that values anti-heroes and wildlife.

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LINKS

List Of Important Comics From The 1970s in Rare Comics.
Incredible Hulk Vol 1 181 in Marvel Database.
Top 200 Most Valuable Comic Books of the Bronze Age (1970-1980) in Sell My Comic Books.
Hugh Jackman in Marvel Database.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 112 in Marvel Database.
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Reviews: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #329

 

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'Amazing Spider-Man' (1989) #329.
Amazing Spider-Man (1989) #329. Marvel Comics.

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STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1989) #329


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

In Acts of Vengeance, Spider-Man’s status quo changes in a lasting way. Together, collect Amazing Spider-Man #326-329, Spectacular Spider-Man #158-160 and Web of Spider-Man #59-61, #64-65 in Acts Of Vengeance: Spider-Man & The X-Men.

Perhaps, Spider-Man‘s big break as his luck is finally about to reveal. When the wall crawler is exposed to a cosmic accident, he suddenly gains an increase in super powers.

In Amazing Spider-Man #329, is finally the revelation in time for Spider-Man to face a foe with the power of three sentinels. Indeed, witness Captain Universe vs Tri-Sentinel!

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'Amazing Spider-Man' (1989) #329.

DIALOGUE

In many respects, David Michelinie’s dialogue is all about action. Indeed, the words get straight to the point and are mostly about descriptions. In fact, Michelinie’s Spider-Man is all about action and dealing efficiently with his enemy.

In addition, the villain of the story who acts behind the scenes gives serviceable lines. For the most part, this is more or less the weaker element of the comic.

PLOT

Generally, Acts of Vengeance and Spider-Man’s arc focus on Loki’s recent manipulations of Marvel’s top villains. Really, Spider-Man’s arc progresses well as he faces different villains such as Graviton, Magneto and the Tri-Sentinel.

In the latter issues, the purpose of Spider-Man new powers is revealed. In Amazing Spider-Man #329, Spider-Man becomes Captain Universe. Indeed, Michelinie changes the Spider-Man status quo to the fans’ elation.

CHARACTERIZATION

Perhaps, the best aspect of the comic. Though the villain’s motivations are uninteresting, he plays an important part in moving the story along. And in one blast of energy, Captain Universe is activated!

Furthermore, the writer does a good job at highlighting Spider-Man’s humanity despite his unlimited power. Also, Spider-Man’s cast like Mary Jane appears in the comic.

ART

Equally, the most enjoyable element of the comic. Importantly, Erik Larsen’s panels are kinetic, expressive and focus on action and tension. As matter of fact, the villain has ample space to shine with large close-ups of the face.

Meanwhile, Larsen depicts Spider-Man and his agile body with strength, explosiveness and power. Finally, the battle with Tri-Sentinel is well executed. In fact, the splash page of the final act is memorable.

VERDICT

Finally, the comic shakes up the Spider-Man status quo. Nothing less was expected from the creative team. Definitely, this storyline is one of the greatest Spider-Man stories ever told.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect either the trade paperback or the single issues.


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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 329 in Marvel Database.

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Reviews: ‘Spawn/Batman’ #1 (Crossover)

 

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'Spawn/Batman' (1994) #1.
Spawn/Batman (1994) #1. Image Comics.

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STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

GOOD: SPAWN/BATMAN (1994) #1


























Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Historically, Spawn/Batman (1994) #1, is the first inter-company crossover between the two titular characters, Batman and Spawn. And the second crossover was Batman/Spawn: War Devil #1 released that same year.

Finally, another 2006 crossover titled Spawn/Batman: Inner Demons was planned but was never released.

Evidently, this is an important crossover for the decade, the two characters and the two companies. Though it is suggested that this may properly be an “elseworld” and therefore not in continuity.

Later, Spawn does seem to reference his encounter with Batman in his own comic.

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DIALOGUE

Particularly, the dialogue is the best aspect of this comic. Certainly, Frank Miller knows how to use street language and expressions in the comic. In one case, Batman uses very confrontational and dirty language in his first meeting with Spawn.

In the Batman vs Spawn battle, he repeatedly calls Spawn “punk.”1 Definitely, this matches Miller’s rebellious and cyper-punk style in other works. See our Characterization section for comments on Batman’s portrayal.

PLOT

Though the plot is straight-forward it does not feel forced. Per the usual, Batman gets most of the panels’ shares. To sum, Batman is on the hunt for a criminal that uses cyborgs to plan and detonate nuclear weapons all over the world.

To this end, his investigation takes him to New York where he meets Spawn, the other protagonist of the story. Really, a historic first crossover between DC’s and Image’s top characters. Evidently, the question is who owns the night.

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CHARACTERIZATION

Interestingly, Batman and Spawn’s characterizations are a bit uneven. Despite his darkness and his malevolent death, Spawn is portrayed as earnest though vicious, and even, a murderer. For the most part, this is how he is portrayed in his comic.

However, Miller’s Batman is more problematic. For instance, the fact Batman calls Spawn “punk” multiple times seems different from his portrayal in continuity.1 In many respects, both heroes appear as thugs or vigilantes.

ART

Generally, Todd McFarlane depicts the seedy and violent atmosphere of New York’s streets faithfully. In fact, his work here really makes for a historic and ground-breaking clash between the two protagonists.

At times violent, at times hellish and at times psychedelic, it is a journey through New York and through Batman’s mind.

VERDICT

Finally, the first inter-company crossover between Batman and Spawn is very entertaining. Definitely, a historic meeting between two popular characters in the 1990s.

RECOMMENDATION:

Definitely, collect this valuable comic as a graphic novel in comic format.


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Reviews: 4 Essential New 52 Runs To Collect Digitally

 

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Green Arrow (2013) #24. DC Comics

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ESSENTIAL NEW 52 RUNS FOR YOUR DIGITAL COLLECTION

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: GREEN ARROW (2016)

Collects Green Arrow #17-34, #23.1; Secret Origins #4, Futures End: Green Arrow #1.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

From 2013 to 2016, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino had some of the best runs on Green Arrow in recent memory. Namely, the story arc is simply titled Green Arrow that acts as a soft reboot. Critically, it is one of the best runs of the New 52.

In a sense, it is similar to a Batman: Year One story. In fact, it is a back-to-basics run about Green Arrow‘s origin story including the loss of his fortune and his time stranded on Starfish Island. Thematically, it is about loss, responsibility and overcoming extreme pain.

Really, critics and die-hard fans of Green Arrow have raved about this run. At Comic Book Movie, Bradley M. Walker Sr. lauds the series as a successful jumping on point for new and old fans alike.

Furthermore, the work by the tandem Lemire-Sorrentino is revolutionary. In fact, Sorrentino’s artistic experiment lends itself well to a digital format.

Certainly, the Green Arrow vs Count Vertigo battle is a highlight of the run. Without a doubt, it reveals the brutality and the savagery of Oliver’s training and skills. Definitely, it is not for the faint of heart.

Definitely, this story is one of the best Green Arrow stories ever told. Successfully, the comic gains new fans onboard with its back-to-basics approach and its origin story. In fact, it is available on Amazon in the link below.

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BEST: WONDER WOMAN (2011-2016)

Collects Wonder Woman Vol 1-9.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Wonder Woman may become a classic collection in the future. Namely, it is the fourth volume in the Wonder Woman series that lasted the entirety of the New 52. And that is saying the work is top-notch.

At the helm, is a creative team that had a long-lasting impact on the character and the DC Universe.

As matter of fact, the changes that Azzarello and his team brought to the series impacted Wonder Woman well into Rebirth. It may be said that when Wonder Woman became the God of War, she slowly became the central character in the DC Universe.

Indeed, this is evident in Justice League: Darkseid War which clotures the New 52 and in Dark Nights: Death Metal which gives a fresh beginning to the DC multiverse.

For new readers, Wonder Woman presents a stark contrast in its colorful cast of characters. Though the confrontation between the heroine and First Born is complex, it is amplified by caricature.

In effect, both characters by their physical appearance and their morality stand diametrically opposed. It is this caricature that is evident in the Olympians who have abandoned mythological attire for a more modern outlook.

This colorful cast of characters with its machinations seems to weave a tapestry that ultimately seeks power and domination.

When Wonder Woman has to protect a new life, a new dimension of maternity is added to her personality. In the end, she saves the day by making a difficult choice in battle. And the new love interest with Orion is an added breath of fresh air.

Really, this may be some of the best Wonder Woman writing in years.

Definitely, this volume is essential Wonder Woman and the caricatures flow perfectly on the Kindle format.

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BEST: BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

At DC Comics, Batman is the established most popular character. Really, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run is the stuff of legend! As matter of fact, Batman takes his war on crime against the Court of Owls, an organization that controls all of Gotham City.

Without a doubt, this is the decisive Batman run of the New 52. What makes it stand out is the organization’s mythical status and its apparent connection to the Wayne family. In fact, there is an ominous prophecy of Bruce Wayne’s timely death after a murder.

Importantly, a Publisher’s Weekly review, comments Capullo’s art is pulp fiction. Correctly, the run features some of the best noir and pulp art from the New 52. In fact, Capullo excels at exaggeration and grotesqueness.

Without a doubt, the art enhances the surrealism of the different story arcs. Perfectly, the complexity of the story and the surrealist art have great visual effects on Kindle & Comixology.

To sum, the Batman series was elevated to a higher note in the New 52. In many respects, it is the Detective element that has been highlighted more even during DC Universe Rebirth. As we have put it, Batman is either a #Batgod or a #Batninja. For your part, take your pick.

Definitely, this graphic novel belongs in your digital collection. Certainly, this is one of the most serious treatments of the New 52.

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BEST: DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (2013-2014)

Collects ‘Superman: Birthright’ #1-12.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Technically, DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe is a limited series. However, its popularity, fan service and characterization make it a strong contender for the best New 52 story arc.

And including, the mega-popular Superman vs He-Man battle that overjoyed fans of the DC Universe and The Masters of The Universe.

Really, the crossover event captured a moment of glory and excitement for the New 52 reboot. Indeed, were He-Man and company going to shake the DC Universe status quo?

For some reason, it would have made sense for He-Man to dethrone Superman as the most powerful DC hero.

Notwithstanding, the first appearance of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in the New 52 has value for comic collectors. For the first time, the Justice League, the Masters of the Universe and the Justice League Dark stop a multiversal threat!

Really, this limited series revealed the potential of the New 52: to change the status quo, to deliver on bold and inventive ideas.

Certainly, this limited series is essential New 52. Definitely, you can collect equally the paperback or the digital formats.

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LINKS

Comic Review – Green Arrow Deluxe Edition in ComicBookMovie.com.
Wonder Woman (2011—2016) in DC Database.
Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls in Publisher’s Weekly.
DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe (2013—2014) in DC Database.