John Saavedra

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    Batman Begins: A Retrospective

    Batman Begins: A Retrospective By John Saavedra   It’s almost impossible to imagine now, but there was a time when it seemed like we’d never get another Batman movie. If you’ve been following Batman’s film history since the Tim Burton days, you know that the Dark Knight’s exodus from...
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    God Complex #1 Review

    God Complex #1 Review By John Saavedra We don’t need to read between the lines to know that the techno-futurism of God Complex has turned the world into a dystopia where a class of people known as the Rulers are superior to regular people, such as digital-forensics investigator Seneca,...
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    Dark Nights: Metal #3 Review

    Dark Nights: Metal #3 Review By John Saavedra   Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring on the monsters in the latest issue of Dark Nights: Metal, which is an issue with a bit of a time jump if you haven’t been following the “Dark Knights” tie-in issues. Long story...
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    Batman: White Knight #1 Review

    Batman: White Knight #1 Review By John Saavedra   There’s not been a more exciting debut in Batman comics this year than Sean Murphy’s White Knight #1, which tackles a tough question: what if Batman’s brand of justice were no longer needed and the people of Gotham instead looked...
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    All-Star Batman #14 Review

    All-Star Batman #14 Review By John Saavedra   Scott Snyder’s short-lived All-Star Batman comes to a close with a stellar issue #14 that’s high on adrenaline and emotion. It’s a bitter ending, of course. With All-Star, Snyder set out to create smaller stories that could stand alone from the...
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    Detective Comics #965 Review

    Detective Comics #965 Review By John Saavedra James Tynion IV’s run on Detective Comics began with a big fake out that saw Tim Drake sacrifice his life to save the rest of his team from the Colonists’ Bat-Drones. Tim seemed to disintegrate in a flash of light and flame...
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    Batman: The Murder Machine #1 Review

    Batman: The Murder Machine #1 Review By John Saavedra   Batman: The Murder Machine #1 is a cruel book, perhaps the darkest issue of the Dark Night: Metal event so far, as the evil Batmen that came over from the Dark Multiverse take the fight to Cyborg. The issue...
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    Kingsman: The Secret Service – A Retrospective

    Kingsman: The Secret Service – A Retrospective By John Saavedra   There aren’t many spy movies quite like Kingsman: The Secret Service anymore. Certainly, the Bond films have abandoned the outlandish tone that Kingsman gleefully celebrates, which is ironic since the latter couldn’t exist without the early Sean Connery...
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    Wonder Woman/Conan #1 Review

    Wonder Woman/Conan #1 Review By John Saavedra   There’s been a Gail Simone-shaped hole in DC’s roster of creative talent since the DC Rebirth relaunch in 2016. It took putting Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian together to bring Simone back to the fold, and what a grand return...
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