Two-Face, Brainiac, Man-Bat, King Tut, and Metal Men. It’s going to be a busy week. Here’s the full list of review comics out this week, February 19th, graded on a scale of my own anticipation:

The Anticipation Scale

NOcenti  –  A comic I downright dread reading and if I wasn’t a reviewer, I would never buy it. (I capitalized the word “NO” on purpose, it seemed clever)

“You Don’t Have to Thank Me”   –  The idea of reviewing it doesn’t make me ill or angry, but it definitely sounds like it’s going to be a chore. Still, I’m reading it for you. I’m putting it at the bottom of the pile, but I’m reading it for you.

Mixed  –  A middle of the pile comic. It’s probably got the same chance of being dreadful as it does of being stupendous. I’m neither looking forward to it or avoiding it, whatever happens… happens.

Intrigued   I think this comic has potential to be a fantastic read. There’s some slight hesitation there, but it’s definitely going to be at the top of the pile.

TAKE MY MONEY  Everything about this issue has me excited. If I don’t get to read this book on Wednesday, I will be furious. I would pay extra just to have it in my hands right now! That’s how much I’m looking forward to it!

And just in case you’re wondering, the regular review scale is a 10 point system. 5 is mediocre/average and the more toward “10″ we go the more awesome/worth buying it is and the more toward “1″ we go the more awful/not worth buying it is. That’s how I rate things. It’s not like most video game review scores where everything under 8 is crap and it’s not like a school report card where everything under a 7 is failing or close-to-failing. Think of it as if it were a 4-star or 5-star scale. But Andrew, why don’t you just switch to a star system yourself? Because we’re pot committed to this 10-point scale, that’s why!

Scroll to the bottom of the page and post in the comments section what books you’re most looking forward to this week!

February 19th

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BATMAN AND TWO-FACE #28

Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
1:25 Steampunk variant cover by MATTEO SCALERA
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level: TAKE MY MONEY

The conclusion of “The Big Burn” will redefine TwoFace for the New 52. I’m absolutely looking forward to this. Will it live up to the origins of old? It’s been a fun ride so far.

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BATMAN ’66 #8

Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by RUBEN PROCOPIO
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Anticipation Level: Intrigued

King Tut?! I love me some King Tut! Definitely one of my favorite villains from the TV series, I still remember how disappointed I was when I found out that he wasn’t in the actual comics, although Maxie Zeus isn’t a terrible substitute. My hopes are high for this one.

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BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #7

Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Art by THONY SILAS and IBAN COELLO
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Anticipation Level:   Intrigued

Terry and Bruce continue to squabble as they grow closer to the more-evil-than-ever Man-Bat! Plus, in “Justice League Beyond” the DC Beyond Universe continues to assemble in an oversized battle for the ages against Brainiac, who has taken control of he entire planet. That’s a lot of content!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #28

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Steampunk variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Anticipation Level: Intrigued 

Cyborg Rises. The fully upgraded Victor Stone (his new look is quite the improvement, don’t you think?) takes the leading role in “Justice League” as he seeks out The Metal Men to join him in his fight against The Crime Syndicate. With Forever Evil taking itss sweet time, I’m really eager to see some plot progression from this title.

Semi-Batman Related Books/Fringe Bat-Titles That I Won’t Be Reviewing:

  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora #8
  • Teen Titans Go! #2
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: Crisis of Imagination #2
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #28
  • Harley Quinn #3
  • Birds of Prey #28
  • Batwoman #28

Graphic Novel Watch!

Batman: Li’l Gotham TPB – Collects issues #1-6, should make for a great read.