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My biggest problem with this issue is it does not connect well with the conclusion of issue #3. It almost felt like I missed an issue in between. Also, the conversation between Batman and Gotham (towards the end of the book) involved something that happened off panel and it doesn't make for the smoothest read.

I don't blame King... I put it more on editorial that is pushing the crossover so soon it's accelerating parts that need to be slowed down. I'm still highly intrigued with what is going on with the Gotham characters. I do wish they would detach some emphasis of Gotham as a city and what it does to a person... That felt like Snyder's thing and I wish King would focus more on trying to find his own voice.

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@mrkareemruiz: if that's the case why wouldn't Marvel continue to do that on a regular basis to boost sales?

For what it's worth, Sam taking the mantle of Cap felt the most natural and organic of any of the legacy character changes. I actually ordered a 12 month subscription to give it a try. But with any of the legacy mantles, I believe the majority of people will always want the orginial back that made that role famous in the first place.

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@doc-holiday: Great numbers. It should be noted the March issue of Sam Wilson had Steve once again reverting back to his young age. So people weren't really buying the issue for Sam...

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I'm going to give this title a chance but wasn't overly impressed here. Honestly, might be one of the weaker Rebirth titles I have read yet. It will improve with Tony Daniels on art when #1 kicks off, but I'm hoping the writing is more intriguing.

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I really like Tom King's voice on Batman. The attention to detail and how Bruce, Alfred, and the supporting cast interacted and dealt with situations felt spot on. It just felt very honest.

Beautiful art, intriguing story. Although I'm not sure what to make of the last portion of the book at this point in the arc.

Overall I agree with Mat's review of the book. While it's too early to compare overall against Snyder's writing, I do like how this book avoids getting "too wordy" and more straight to the point.

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The differences between DC and Marvel are very interesting at this moment. DC is starting to once again embrace the legacy of their characters with Rebirth. On the otherhand, Marvel continues to move away from their legacy characters for newer ones.

While I understand getting a more diverse cast, Marvel has a way of applying it in an unnatural way that feels blatantly obvious what the agenda is. Rather than tell a good story, Marvel tends to want to send a message and have the story come after. I disagree with how Marvel is applying their strategy, but it's their company and I plan on letting my wallet do my future talking.

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I'm looking forward to this run but I felt this issue dragged on. It's a great jumping on point for new readers but it felt very redundant with Diana questioning everything in her life.

This was my least favorite of the Rebirth titles I have read so far.

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I enjoyed the book but I was wondering if there was a reason Batman didn't use the "Bat-Boat." It has underwater capabilities and seems like it would have made things less complicated.

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I honestly was disappointed in the movie overall. I wanted to love this... But I just can't. Without getting too detailed I'll say my complaints. However, I recommend not reading if you haven't seen the movie.

Baron had no way of knowing Tony was going to show up at the complex. That felt very convenient for the story.

Tony's outrage towards the end of the movie was ridiculous. Tony knew Bucky wasn't in control of his actions. I can understand anger, but Tony's actions were over the top.

While I loved some of the lines such as "He's my friend" followed by Tony's response, "so was I" in the preview... They just didn't work in the movie at that time. It had nothing to do with friendship between Steve and Bucky and everything to do with Bucky wasn't in control of his own actions. That's the point that should have been stated. I don't think the audience holds Hawkeye responsible for his actions while mind controlled in Avengers. Same logic applies. Bucky was the gun but Hydra pulled the trigger.

The line about Tony loving his mother at that point was over the top.

I did however love Ant-Man, Sam Wilson, Black Panther, and Hawkeye.

Please keep in mind I wanted to love the movie. It really bothers me I took so many issues with it. Emotionally the movie just felt very flat to me.

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