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Hammer to Fall - The New World After Balance Patch 2.5.0

Article by Adam Ray Ding dong! The menace is gone! The abomination known as Twisted Fate//Fizz has had the legs utterly cut out from it thanks to the most recent balance patch. Legends of Runeterra is the wild west again. For the few who have been living under a rock, you can find my the full patch notes, card updates, and April Fools themed, Teamfight Tactics tie in cosmetics right here . At the same time, the knock to Veiled Temple and Aphelios' weapons means Targon's endless utility has been cut from under it. Bringing Fiora down to a 3/2 will  make the easy alt-wins in Fiora//Shen all the more tricky. This isn't to say that the patch is perfect. There was positively nothing done to the growing menace of the metagame - Lissandra and the Spectral Matron Watcher-ing people. That's a problem for later. Pillars of the Now Other experts have talked at length about what the buffs, nerfs, side-grades, and whatever the heck they did to Shyvana. I also very easily could, but

Review: The Joker War Saga

“ The Joker War Saga “ Writers: James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Peter J. Tomasi, Sam Humphries, Dan Jurgens, Ram V, John Ridley, Joshua Williamson, and Sam Johns Artists: Jorge Jimenez, Robbi Rodriguez, Kenneth Rocafort, Brett Booth, Danny Miki, Ryan Benjamin, Richard Friend, Guillem March, Oliver Coipel, David Lafuente, Laura Braga, James Stokoe, and Fernando Blanco Color Artists: Tomeu Morey, Jordie Bellaire, Dan Brown, Ivan Plascencia, Arif Prianto, Rain Beredo, FCO Plascencia, Matt Hollingsworth, Hi-Fi, Antonio Fabela, and James Stokoe Letterers: Clayton Cowles, Rob Leigh, Tom Napolitano, AndWorld Design, Dave Sharpe, ALW’s Troy Peteri, Deron Bennett, and Gabriella Downie Review by Steve J. Ray The Joker War Saga  collects the entire saga from Batman #95-#100 in a new hardcover, that also includes the tie-in chapters starring Batgirl, Red Hood, Nightwing, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and many more. The highly sought after  Joker War Zone  one-shot also appears here in it’s entirety,

Review: Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #6

“Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn” – Book Six Writers: Katana Collins and Sean G. Murphy Artist: Matteo Scalera Color Artist: Dave Stewart Letterer: AndWorld Design Review by Kendra Hale What I Did For Love Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn #6  is here. It’s the book that fans of this series have been gnawing at the bit to get, especially after the ending of  book five .  After the hard hit of the loss of Lou, I was ready to see just what Harley would do next. Everything was lined up for the end to this part of the Harley Quinn focused tale, and boy did they ever give us a show. So, let’s get on with it and dig in to the finale. In Here, Life Is Beautiful A single moment of choice, that’s where our finale begins. We get to see the moment where Harley Quinn decides that the Joker had gone too far, and that Jack was indeed gone. Here’s where she chooses what’s right instead of chasing what was already gone. The GTO are all set with their operation to capture both Starl

Review: Batman: Their Dark Designs

“ Batman: Their Dark Designs “ Writers: James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Philip Kennedy Johnson, Mariko Tamaki, and Dan Watters Artists: Tony S. Daniel, Carlo Pagulayan, Jorge Jimenez, Rafael Albuquerque, Javier Fernandez, Danny Miki, Andie Tong, Victor Ibañez, Riley Rossmo, John Paul Leon, and Sumit Kumar Color Artists: Tomeu Morey, David Baron, Alejandro Sánchez, Jordie Bellaire, Ivan Plascencia, John Paul Leon, and FCO Plascencia Letterers: Clayton Cowles, Rob Leigh, Troy Peteri, Tom Napolitano, Deron Bennett, and Carlos M. Mangual Review by Steve J. Ray Batman: Their Dark Designs  collects the epilogue to  Batman  #85, the complete “Their Dark Designs” story arc from issues #86-#94, and  Batman: Secret Files  #3. This book proves that, sometimes, waiting for the complete story can be better than reading it serialised. James Tynion has crafted a page turner, that I devoured in one sitting. Binge-reading this story a-la-Netflix really worked, as every clue dropped, every subtle line of d