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Gizmo reviewed Astonishing X-Men #1 Jul 24, 2017
9.0

It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you without a strong X-book to step to. Think of all the weak products you slept through. Time's up I'm sorry I kept you.

Astonishing X-Men #1

By: Charles Soule, Jim Cheung
Released: Jul 19, 2017

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!
An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will a...

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Synthozoid - Aug 11, 2017

Rakim!

Gizmo - Aug 12, 2017

Synthozoid for the win!!!

Synthozoid reviewed Astonishing X-Men #1 Aug 11, 2017
9.5

I can't remember enjoying an X-book this much since Whedon's run on Astonishing.

Astonishing X-Men #1

By: Charles Soule, Jim Cheung
Released: Jul 19, 2017

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!
An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will a...

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Synthozoid reviewed Mister Miracle #1 Aug 10, 2017
10

We are in for a Vision level series.

Mister Miracle #1

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 9, 2017

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a...

7.0

Beautiful artwork, but skippable.

Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

By: Cullen Bunn, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.
•  But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?
Rated T+

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Synthozoid reviewed God Country #6 Jun 22, 2017
9.0

It's excellent. Minus 1 because it's over.

God Country #6

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jun 21, 2017

MINISERIES FINALE
Our story comes to an earth-shattering conclusion as Valofax meets its maker, Roy learns what it means to be a father, and Emmett Quinlan confronts God in the dying Kingdom of Always...

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Synthozoid reviewed Dark Days: The Forge #1 Jun 18, 2017
9.0

Surprisingly great. Hit a bunch of nostalgia buttons for me, AND I can't wait to see wait happens next. Hard to pull off. My only gripe is the changing artists. Just have Romita draw the whole thing.

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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6.0

The first issue of BP that does not work. This reads and looks like fan-fic.

Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #1

By: Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Maria Frhlich
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DECONNICK & DE LANDRO PRESENT: THE TRIPLE FEATURE!
Ripped directly from the world of BITCH PLANET, a crack team of creators spin three teeth-clenching tales of rage, revolution, and ridicule.
PLUS: Essays, letter column, and more!
100% Grade A satire. Accept no substitutes.

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Synthozoid reviewed Winnebago Graveyard #1 Jun 16, 2017
8.0

Intriguing. Gory parts were a bit much though.

Winnebago Graveyard #1

By: Steve Niles, Alison Sampson
Released: Jun 14, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.

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Synthozoid reviewed God Country #5 May 19, 2017
10

Keeping up the quality. Love it.

God Country #5

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: May 17, 2017

A new storm rumbles on the horizon. Those left standing in its wake will long remember the day the God of War came to West Texas. The time for talking is done. The battle for Valofax begins here.

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Synthozoid reviewed Royal City #3 May 17, 2017
8.0

I love it, but this does not work in short installments. It will be a fantastic graphic novel when collected.

Royal City #3

By: Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire
Released: May 17, 2017

JEFF LEMIRE's ambitious new graphic novel continues as Tara Pike awakens, lost in a strange other world that may hold the secrets to her unhappiness. Meanwhile, the Pike brothers reunite with disastrous consequences.

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8.0

I liked it but I would prefer a New Gods book from Allred instead. Can't see this lasting more than 6 issues.

Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1

By: Lee Allred, Michael Allred
Released: May 10, 2017

An all-new Young Animal miniseries begins! Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. There he meets all kinds of strange creatures: a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos that have literally jumped out of his worst nightmares. But these inte...

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Synthozoid reviewed Wild Storm #3 May 13, 2017
10

Ellis makes you wait for the action, but he REALLY delivers.

Wild Storm #3

By: Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Apr 19, 2017

Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-being-the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan.
A storm is building. And ...

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8.5

Bought this on a whim. Fun and funny, worth 4 bucks.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: May 3, 2017

A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!
Double ships every month!
The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they've ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the pea...

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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men: Gold #2 May 3, 2017
4.0

Mutant deportation? Remember when this book was a metaphor for racism? Now it's just about racism. Too on the nose. Boring.

X-Men: Gold #2

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 26, 2017

BACK TO BASICS!
•  An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City!
•  And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks...
•  Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?
RATED T+

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Synthozoid reviewed Kill Or Be Killed #8 May 2, 2017
10

Fantastic.

Kill Or Be Killed #8

By: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Released: Apr 26, 2017

BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' runaway hit just keeps coming! Dylan is being hunted by both the good guys and the bad guys, but his mission must go on, regardless.

And remember, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED has the extra back-page content BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.

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7.5

I enjoyed it, but it's not a must-read. After all of these comics we still have no more insight into the Engineers than we did at the end of the film,

Prometheus: Life and Death (One Shot) #1

By: Dan Abnett, Brian Thies
Released: Apr 26, 2017

The final installment of the Life and Death saga!
The surviving Colonial Marines on the planet LV-223 face a final battle with an injured and enraged Engineer-and, somewhere out in space, three trapped humans seek to change the course of the Engineer's ship . . . and possibly the history of humanity!

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Synthozoid reviewed Plastic #1 May 1, 2017
7.5

Didn't grab me enough to pick up issue #2. It was fine, I just don't care what happens next.

Plastic #1

By: Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard
Released: Apr 19, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he "met online." Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing E...

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Synthozoid reviewed Spencer & Locke #1 Apr 27, 2017
6.0

I bought this after reading the stellar reviews here. This is either parody or fan fic. I'm not interested in either.

Spencer & Locke #1

By: David Pepose, Jorge Santiago Jr.
Released: Apr 12, 2017

When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there's only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder - his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke's traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

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Synthozoid reviewed God Country #4 Apr 22, 2017
10

Well paced, exciting, best book out.

God Country #4

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Apr 19, 2017

Emmett Quinlan goes to Hell.

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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men: Blue #1 Apr 18, 2017
6.5

The short Wendigo backup story was cool. The main feature smelled.

X-Men: Blue #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina
Released: Apr 12, 2017

THE ORIGINALS!
Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their "arch-frenemy" MAGNETO, will ol...

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Synthozoid reviewed Black Panther & the Crew #1 Apr 17, 2017
5.5

One helluva TV script, one terrible comic book script.

Black Panther & the Crew #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Butch Guice
Released: Apr 12, 2017

Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel's Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and legendary artist Butc...

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Synthozoid reviewed Weapon X #1 Apr 17, 2017
6.0

The script, though very brief, is OK. The "art" stinks.

Weapon X #1

By: Greg Pak, Greg Land
Released: Apr 12, 2017

Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn't just experimenting on mutants anymore...it's eradicating them. All...

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Synthozoid reviewed Grass Kings #2 Apr 14, 2017
10

Fantastic!

Grass Kings #2

By: Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins
Released: Apr 12, 2017

Robert takes in the mysterious woman from the lake and opens up to her about his missing daughter... a daughter that would be about the same age as the woman in front of him.  

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Synthozoid added X-Men: Gold (2017) to their pull list Apr 8, 2017

X-Men: Gold (2017)

FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES!
Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when tha...

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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men: Gold #1 Apr 8, 2017
6.5

It's fine, not great. Recycling the prejudice theme for the billionth time. I like the 80's lineup of characters. I like the tension between Kitty and Colossus. Giving Rachel the new name of "Prestige" is the worst idea ever. 5 bucks for 5 minutes of reading is hard to justify. If you are going to emulate Claremont's work from the 80's, try using at least 20% of his word count.

X-Men: Gold #1

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 5, 2017

FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES!
Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when tha...

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Synthozoid reviewed Black Widow #12 Apr 4, 2017
10

Great. This went by too fast.

Black Widow #12

By: Chris Samnee, Chris Samnee
Released: Mar 29, 2017

IT ALL LEADS TO THIS!
•  All the secrets...
•  All the lies...
•  All the vengeance...
•  It all ends here.
Rated T+

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Synthozoid reviewed X-Men Prime #1 Apr 1, 2017
7.0

I really want to like the X-men in some way. Marvel has made this difficult. It's time to let go of the time travel stuff, but Marvel has doubled down on this. The original X-men are here to stay? I guess? Old Man Logan is still in the present, not the future? Marvel, please let go of time travel for a moment, tell a good story. This one is OK. Surprisingly, Lady Deathstrike is the most interesti more

X-Men Prime #1

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley
Released: Mar 29, 2017

RESURRXION BEGINS HERE!
In the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them. The nex...

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Synthozoid reviewed X-O Manowar #1 Mar 22, 2017
10

Picked this up on a whim. Loved it. It reminds me of Busiek's Conan run.

X-O Manowar #1

By: Matt Kindt, Tomas Giorello
Released: Mar 22, 2017

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age.

It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to E...

Synthozoid added Batwoman (2017) to their pull list Mar 20, 2017

Batwoman (2017)

"The Many Arms Of Death" part one! At last - Batwoman is back in her own ongoing series! On the island nation of Coryana, anything goes for members of the criminal underworld... and during her lost years after being drummed out of the military, Kate Kane found a kind of refuge there. But now, a deadly new bioweapon is available in the markets of Co...

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Synthozoid added Moon Knight (2016) to their pull list Mar 17, 2017

Moon Knight (2016)

THE BOOK YOU'D BE INSANE TO MISS!
Marc Spector (a.k.a. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years... or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, his whole identity (indentities) are called into question. Something is wr...

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