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    February 23, 2012 3:26 pm Image #1s are usual picks, but one written by the owner of one of my locals was a no-brainer. Well done, Angelo--it's a terrific book, a solid entry issue with a bunch of characters I can't wait to see more from. Then again, I'm a sucker for kick-ass women in comics. Equal props for the art. For an unknown quantity, it's genuinely terrific quality, and way better than I was hoping for. Yanick Paquette, look out.
    September 21, 2011 5:46 pm I want to cry. Then I want Ed Brubaker to lay Judd Winick out and forcibly retake control of the book. That's the only thing that'll stop me wanting to cry.
    September 16, 2011 6:00 am That was a real nice surprise, well written with surprisingly good artwork. And I actually didn't hate the new Harley look inside too much. Her on the cover still makes me want to punch a hole through my face, but the interiors were solid. A couple of killer facial expressions inside, too. Imagine how good this comic would have been if Waller hadn't have been supermodelled (*facepalm*) and Harley hadn't have been dressed like a hooker (*shakes head*).
    September 15, 2011 8:36 pm Equal parts face-palm and genuinely excellent. The writing literally went from excellent to atrocious in a heartbeat, swinging each way with the page. I loved the pearl panels, and, to an extent, I appreciated the attempt at a solid #1. The art was good, too. But, shit me, Damien talked too long. If I were Batman, on the end of a torrential barrage of snarky abuse, I'd have put my kid in a full-body plaster-cast long ago. It's overkill, even though I understand the motives of the writer. But enough to see the arc out. Don't force the dynamic. Let it happen naturally like Snyder did.
    September 15, 2011 8:14 pm There were a few bits where I "eh'd", mainly the plane dialogue and the big bad (shit, that was painful). But, otherwise, I really liked this title. I adore the premise, and I thought the scripting and art was tight. Sometimes the story was a bit too much, but otherwise solid. Definite pick-up. Does need better editing though.
    September 15, 2011 7:53 pm The DCnU has divided me, utterly, and I wanted to dislike this, but damn. I thought this was terrific. As an issue and as a #1. That said, I don't know why I'm surprised. Johns and Mahnke on GL is a blessings. I really can't wait a month for the next installment.
    September 8, 2011 5:33 am Wow. A Judd Winick book I enjoyed. In fact, the whole thing was quite a pleasant surprise -- especially the artwork. Batwing himself feels a little one-dimensional, but it's hard to be too critical of that when the series is just twenty pages old. I really dig the costume though. But...Batman of Africa? A little unfair. Bruce gets a large city, David gets an enormous continent? Centralizing him in a large, corrupt city within an African country (fictional or otherwise) and calling him an African Batman instead of the Batman of The Entire Goddamn African Continent might have been a bit smarter.
    September 7, 2011 7:44 pm Holy shit. I read Action Comics and Swamp Thing and thought I'd been spoiled enough this week. This was pretty much perfect. That script, that story, that art. That last page. Yikes. I'm gonna be broke if the DCnU keeps this up.
    September 7, 2011 7:08 pm It's not even funny how much of a roll Synder is on. It boggles the mind. (Mind you, as strong as this story was, Yanick Paquette deserves the biggest props of all. He's something else, that boy.)
    September 7, 2011 6:31 pm *deep contented sigh* This issue was worth the entire reboot, if y'ask me.