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Fun read.

Fans of the Amazon prime show will enjoy reading it.

5 stars for the cover, not the contents.

I wrote a review for the book itself, so I won't rehash that here. I will say that I LOVE me some Jenny Frison though! First of all, she comes up with some beautiful compositions that capture her characters personalities. For example, on this cover, you've got fun-loving, sexy Harley with her heart shaped sun glasses and lollipop, but the expression on her face is 100% "F*@! around, and find out."
I also love the fact that Frison hasn't done the Harley jester costume that many people end up portraying her in during this cover run. Don't get me wrong, I'll always have a soft spot for OG Harls, and I have LOTS of that version of the character in my collection. That costume ties her back to the Joker though. Harley with the Joker was more of a tragic character, trapped in a manipulative and abusive relationship. That is not the version of the character people should be celebrating. She has been a much more interesting character since splitting with him though, so I hate when people romanticize that version of her.
Artistically, I find Jenny Frison's style very interesting. She starts out drawing some very tight outlines on paper. On a second sheet, she then does a majority of her shading in black and white, which gives some parts of the cover very "traditional" pencil on paper types of textures. Finally she combines everything in photoshop, and adds color and some digital textures and effects. It makes for a very distinctive style (you know a Frison cover when you see one), that no one really emulates for some reason. I'm not complaining about that, just surprised.

This one hurts to write.

So, I have every issue of Harley Quinn, going back to her first series, all of her keys, multiple Harley figures, and some original art, including Amanda Conner's cover art for issue 40 of the 2016 series. I mention that, because if I weren't so invested into this character, I'd probably drop the series until the next creative team comes on board. If you are new to Harley Quinn, start with the New 52 or Rebirth series.
Back to this issue. Sweeney Boo is one of those artists that I hate to criticize too much. I'm not really into her style, but I think she is really good at it, so I'm not going to spend time hating on her. In general, I'm just not into overly cutesy style books, unless they are intentionally silly (ex. I Hate Fairyland). I'm not sure I would describe Rossmo's art as cutesy, but I had a similar criticism of his run. I liked Stephanie Phillips' writing a lot more though.
That brings me to the writing. I've enjoyed most of Tini Howard's Catwoman run, so I'm disappointed to say that her version of Harley Quinn is becoming very tedious. It reads like a combination of fan fiction and a Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley skit from SNL ("I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and dog gone it, people like me."). It is dragging on FOREVER, and feels a bit lazy. How many issues do we need to dedicate to Harley and Kevin declaring they are friends, Ivy declaring she loves Harley despite, or even because of, all of her flaws, and people trying to convince Harley that her friends really do care about her? Also, this has also been the third Harley in the multiverse story in the past year.
I'm giving this story two stars, because I do like that Howard is trying to do something with the idea that Harley isn't as confident as she comes across. That is an interesting aspect of this character's personality, but it isn't being explored in an interesting way.

I got a good assortment of both older and newer comics definently got my monies worth from it

Superman is getting better and better

Superman comics have taken a remarkable upswing, showcasing a revitalized storytelling approach that breathes new life into the iconic character. The recent narratives delve into the complexity of Superman's character, blending action-packed sequences with introspective moments. The writers skillfully navigate his dual identity, humanizing Clark Kent while maintaining the awe-inspiring essence of Superman. The supporting cast also plays a more integral role, contributing to a richer and more interconnected narrative. This resurgence in quality demonstrates a keen understanding of Superman's enduring legacy while injecting fresh and engaging elements into the comics, making them a must-read for both longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Great Series!

I enjoyed this series a lot. I don't read a whole lot of Marvel, but couldn't pass up Predator vs. Wolverine. Not a whole lot nuance, character development, or discussions about feelings going on, but if you are picking this up, that's probably not what you are looking for. If you want a grudge match spread out over several continents and 100+ years, then this is for you.

Nice Cover!!!

Great cover, was looking for the full collection.

Excellent!

Really enjoying the Energon Universe

Nostalgia got me to pick up Transformers, and it has been a fun reboot, so I decided to give the other Energon Universe titles a shot.

Duke is pretty directly tied to Transformers, and takes place right after Starscream destroys his fighter. It quickly jumps into government coverups and alien conspiracies. Starscream is on the cover, so obviously the alien conspiracies have some truth to them.

For those GI Joe fans that might be curious about this title, I'm pretty sure the Energon Universe titles are a separate from the main Joe series. On the other side of that comment, you don't need to know anything about GI Joe or Duke to enjoy this issue.

For all of the GI Joe fans out there, I also want to say that this does not seem to be related to the series

Fun Series!

I'm not sure I bothered reading the solicits when I saw there was going to be a Batman/Santa Claus team up book, so I wasn't really sure where this series was going. It gave a fun twist on the Santa and Krampus legends, and turned out to be a lot of fun, and had a heartwarming ending.
If you are in the mood for a fun, easy, holiday themed read, I would recommend picking up this series.

Great addition to my collection

Fantastic! The book came in great condition and was a fast delivery. I own a few Wolverine #1 facsimiles but this one I really like. Hopefully I can get another before they all become scarce.

Enjoyable and Recommended

I'm a tough 5 star reviewer. Overall, the Steelworks series didn't blow me out of the water, but I enjoyed it a lot. It was a fun storyline, especially considering this was Worf, son of Mogh's first foray into writing comics (that I'm aware of anyway). It introduced some new concepts and characters, and could be setting up Steelworks as a rival to S.T.A.R. Labs, which has some potential in my imagination.

I definitely recommend it for fans of Steel or the Supers in general.

Not bad, but familiar.

This arc has some potential (Harley teaching community college had all kinds of possibilities), but it isn't exactly fresh. This is the third multiversal Harley Quinn story in a row though, and it is the second out of the three where she is searching for the killer of alternate Harley Quinns. (of the three, Multiversity: Harley Screws up the DCU was the most fun).
If you haven't read Harley in a while, this arc may be a good jumping on point, especially if you are into Sweeney Boo or Tini Howard. I'm ready for a story that feels new though.

perfect

sale/loeb are a timeless duo and i was looking for a physical copy of this book everywhere and finally found one at Apotheosis.

Increible

great collection. i wish The Vigil would come back to DC comics.

Poor Business Practices; Refuses to Own up to their own shortcomings

I purchased and paid for (4) 100 count Comic Boards and (4) 100 count Comic Bags through Apothesis' website on 11/28/2023.

On November 29th, I was contacted by the store and told the prices on the website were wrong, and instead of owning up to their mistake and honoring their advertised price, they charged me an additional $26.
I expressed my disappointment, but let them know that this was time sensitive so I would just pay the additional costs.

As of now (12/15/2023) I have yet to receive my purchase. I have contacted this company SEVERAL times looking for updates on the whereabouts of my purchase only to be met with every excuse they could muster. I have been told repeatedly that the merchandise is on its way, "It should arrive any day now", "give it a couple more days", they have blamed everything from the USPS to the holiday season itself in an attempt to excuse their own inepitude of mailing out almost $70 worth of merchandise without a Tracking Number or Insurance.

I have asked to be reimbursed twice and they have refused. A recent correspondence actually had someone reply back "I dont know what to tell you" when I reiterated that this was a time sensitive purchase for a 400 book Comic Collection as a Christmas Gift (which is now a little over a week away) that I STILL need to bag and board. I have had to file a fraud claim with my bank to get my money bank from this disaster of a transaction since Apothesis refuses to adhere to standard common business practices.

If you would like to see the proof (in PDF files) behind the claims of this review, feel free to contact me direct at MMedin71 on the Yahoo Mail or Gmail services.

I strongly advise against purchasing anything from this company through their website.

Looks great!

Ordered several variants and all arrived in excellent condition

Looks great!

Ordered several variants and all arrived in excellent condition

Looks great!

Ordered several variants and all arrived in excellent condition

Looks great!

Ordered several variants and all arrived in excellent condition

Looks great!

Beautiful cover, arrived in great condition

Overall, I'm enjoying the main story arc. I'd be OK if they start leaving out the backup ones though. I'm not angry they are included, and I'm still reading them. I'm just not really into most of them so far. The back ups to this issue were basically things that happened between issues in the recent past, and Jon goes on a date. A whole lot of "meh" for me.
Anyway, as for the main story, after a few years off, I only jumped back into Action Comics at 1051, so I feel like I'm missing some background. I've been reading comics for a while though, so I'm OK just going along for the ride and either figuring things out or being OK with not figuring them out. That is the case here. I'm really looking forward to seeing where the big reveal at the end is going.
My only real criticism of this issue is that I feel like the whole armor concept was kind of wasted. The last issue ended with Clark getting the armor from John Henry, they put it on the cover of this issue, used it in one fight, and then suddenly, John Henry remembers that he has a way to speed charge Superman, making the armor unnecessary? Couldn't they have at least started the process of charging him with solar rays while getting the armor and sword together? Also, the armor idea looked cool, but didn't we just see Superman and Batman in armor in Dark Knights of Steel? Dark Knights of Steel was a lot of fun, BTW.
I'm still giving this issue 4 stars, so I probably sound more bothered by the armor thing than I actually am. I just feel like they could have left it out, and the story could have been the same. Maybe there will be a payoff down the road.

Beautiful art and a great story


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