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Mac reviewed He-Man / Thunder Cats #6 Mar 20, 2017
6.5

This ending felt rushed. There was ample opportunity to explore emotion and background in the dimension spanning sequences, but instead we are set upon this frantic race to a final conclusion that was mercifully short though jarringly abrupt. Overall, I enjoyed this series, but I wish it had ended with the same bang on which it started.

He-Man / Thunder Cats #6

By: Rob David, Freddie Williams II
Released: Mar 15, 2017

The epic series comes to the only conclusion possible: all-out war against Mumm-Ra and Skeletor! He-Man and Lion-O confront the diabolical duo in the heart of the magical, mystical Castle Grayskull, but the battle royal quickly expands across the multiverse itself!

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Mac reviewed Hulk #3 Feb 26, 2017
2.0

Three books in and we have the same regurgitated psychiatric profile that we started with. Even the introduction of Hellcat doesn't advance our understanding or empathy for our fallen heroine. The pacing in this series is ruining what started as an intriguing premise.

Hulk #3

By: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon
Released: Feb 22, 2017

• Jen's life is finally settling into a rhythm: She wakes up, goes to work, helps her new clients, goes home, watches a cooking video, and goes to sleep.
•  But when a murder rocks the life of one of her newest clients, how will Jen react? Is there more to the situation than just Jen Walters, lawyer, can handle?
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Mac reviewed Hulk #2 Feb 3, 2017
6.5

This issue didn't advance anything from the first. When I got to the last page I felt surprised that it had ended. I think the reader understands the current situation. I'd like to see how this develops, but I'm not willing to sit through a multitude of subtle rehash before getting there.

Hulk #2

By: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon
Released: Jan 25, 2017

HOW CAN YOU FIGHT THE MONSTER WHEN THE MONSTER IS YOURSELF?
•  As JEN continues to struggle with the HULK (and anger) within herself, her newest client struggles with her own dark secrets.
•  What happens when a terrified recluse is forced into the world against her will? When fear is pushed into the light?
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Mac rated Extraordinary X-Men #18 Feb 3, 2017
8.0

Extraordinary X-Men #18

By: Jeff Lemire, Victor Ibanez
Released: Jan 25, 2017

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN TIE-IN!
•  The X-MEN have waged war on the INHUMANS!
•  And the X-Men's resident genius, FORGE, has just been dispatched on a mission crucial to not just the X-Men's success, but their survival.
•  But will Forge's unrequited love for Storm drive him to start a war of his o...

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Mac reviewed Superman: Lois and Clark Vol. 1 Jan 31, 2017
9.0

I've read many Superman stories and there has always been something missing. The danger he faced never seemed like it was a real challenge, he was just holding back, not yet ready to employ the means necessary to neutralize the threat. This story makes the danger seem very real. His family is the target, his anonymity to help others, even his own weakening body. I love the intimacy of it. I on more

Superman: Lois and Clark Vol. 1

By: Dan Jurgens, Scott Hanna

The last sons and daughter of Krypton and Earth star in these stories from the 8-issue series. But can they keep this world from suffering the same fate as their own? Can this Superman stop the foes he fought on his own world before they are created on our world? Plus: What is Intergang, and why does Lois' discovery of it place everyone she loves i...

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Mac rated U.S.Avengers #2 Jan 23, 2017
7.0

U.S.Avengers #2

By: Al Ewing, Paco Medina
Released: Jan 18, 2017

• Welcome to the $kullocracy! The Golden Skull launches his takeover bid - and it's so crazy it just might work!
•  How do the U.S.Avengers respond to the looming threat? Tuxedos. Really well-fitted tuxedos.
•  Plus! Where were you on Zero Day - the day Captain America died?
Rated T+

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Mac reviewed He-Man / Thunder Cats #4 Jan 21, 2017
7.5

This series has been fun and surprising from the start. I wish there was a different resolution for Adam's fate from the previous issue, but it played out nicely in the grand brawl occupying the majority of the issue. I wonder what other tricks Lion-o will pull out of his sword.

He-Man / Thunder Cats #4

By: Rob David, Freddie Williams II
Released: Jan 18, 2017

It's the battle you've waited to see! With the Ancient Spirits of Evil ravaging Eternia, Lion-O rushes to aid the Masters of the Universe in defending their world. The only thing standing in his way is...He-Man?! The epic battle between the super-heroic 1980s icons breaks loose as the Sword of Power clashes with the Sword of Omens! This one you do ...

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Mac dropped Wonder Woman (2016) from their pull list Jan 21, 2017

Wonder Woman (2016)

"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims art...

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Mac dropped Wonder Woman (2016) from their pull list Jan 19, 2017

Wonder Woman (2016)

"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims art...

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Mac dropped Titans (2016) from their pull list Jan 19, 2017

Titans (2016)

"REMEMBER THE TITANS" Chapter One
After an old ally returns to the team, the Titans set their sights on a dangerous enemy with the power to change reality itself! But the Titans have never faced a threat this massive before, and with so much on the line, will they be able to stand united as a team? Or will their past mistakes be their undoing?

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Mac dropped All-New X-Men (2015) from their pull list Jan 19, 2017

All-New X-Men (2015)

Hated and feared more than ever, the world is a dangerous place for mutants. As the few remaining X-MEN retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them. CYCLOPS. BEAST. ICEMAN. ANGEL. THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE. KID APOCALYPSE. OYA. Stepping out of the shadows of their predecessors, the ALL-NEW ...

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Mac rated U.S.Avengers #1 Jan 19, 2017
8.0

U.S.Avengers #1

By: Al Ewing, Paco Medina
Released: Jan 4, 2017

In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to... American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will dare any danger - no matter how awesome that danger might be - to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day. And t...

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Mac added U.S.Avengers to their pull list Jan 19, 2017

U.S.Avengers

In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to... American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will dare any danger - no matter how awesome that danger might be - to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day. And t...

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Mac rated Seven to Eternity #3 Jan 17, 2017
10

Seven to Eternity #3

By: Rick Remender, Jerome Opena
Released: Nov 30, 2016

The last Mosak charge headlong into battle against the Mud King and his terrifying guardian, the Piper. Will Adam join the fight, even though the Mosak were the cause of his family's downfall?

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Mac reviewed Seven to Eternity #4 Jan 17, 2017
10

"Then the whispers began to spread, the lies, the hate. Regular men, who'd become suddenly wealthy, began holding public assemblies, selling themselves as the common voice. They gave validation to the people's darkest subconscious fears and secret prejudices by blaming all misfortunes on minorities." I've never had a wild fantasy feel more familiar.

Seven to Eternity #4

By: Rick Remender, Jerome Opena
Released: Dec 28, 2016

With the lives of their loved ones on the line, can the last of the Mosak decline the Mud King's offer to save them?

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Mac reviewed The Mighty Captain Marvel #0 Jan 17, 2017
5.0

The art caught my attention initially, but is inconsistent throughout. I've always liked this character, but this issue seemed to try too hard to humanize her after the events of civil war 2. It ended up feeling very average and ultimately uninteresting.

The Mighty Captain Marvel #0

By: Margaret Stohl, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Captain Marvel returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on.   She's the biggest hero in the world - but has Captain Marvel become someone Carol Danvers no longer recognizes? New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Wid...

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Mac rated The Mighty Captain Marvel #1 Jan 17, 2017
5.0

The Mighty Captain Marvel #1

By: Margaret Stohl, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Jan 18, 2017

The Greatest. That's what they call her. Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still hasn't prepared her for her newfound status of biggest super hero ever.
Yaas, Queen! Danvers may not like the crown she's wearing, but boy does it look good on her. Just watch out for the thorns it comes with-forces trying to ta...

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Mac added Hulk (2016) to their pull list Jan 12, 2017

Hulk (2016)

JENNIFER WALTERS has survived the Civil War...barely...and having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she's lost is always there - an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen's tra...

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Mac reviewed Reborn #1 Dec 8, 2016
8.5

This is the first comic I've read in a long time that elicited emotion beyond what you would expect of the spectacle and chaos regularly presented. The page depicting the crumbling glass panes of our heroine's life was such a beautiful depiction. I hope this team can continue to create these types of moments amidst the fantasy to come.

Reborn #1

By: Mark Millar, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 12, 2016

MARK MILLAR & GREG CAPULLO join forces to create the smash hit sci-fi / fantasy story of the year: REBORN. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you-the good and the bad.

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Comic Covers reviewed Venom #1 Nov 24, 2016
7.0

While I don’t believe the first issue was outstanding, I do see its potential. I see the potential for Venom and Price’s relationship to be interesting; seeing whether the symbiote will hold true to the heroic nature picked up from Flash, or give into Price’s will and become evil again. I would also like to see what type of role previous hosts like Flash and Mac Gargan will play in the serie more

Venom #1

By: Mike Costa, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Nov 23, 2016

    The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more "Agent of the Cosmos." No more "Lethal Protector." It's time for a new Venom, and it's great to be bad.
Rated T+

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Mac reviewed Venom #1 Dec 8, 2016
6.0

I have loved some of Gerardo Sandoval's art. The cover totally had me sold, but I didn't like the McFarlane-esque take on the symbiote. It didn't feel right and neither did the story. The "twist" of a bad man and a good symbiote didn't change the dynamic enough to be interesting. I'd really like to see some character development or at least a challenge to the Hero/Villain ethos. This pairing more

Venom #1

By: Mike Costa, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Nov 23, 2016

    The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more "Agent of the Cosmos." No more "Lethal Protector." It's time for a new Venom, and it's great to be bad.
Rated T+

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Mac reviewed Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 Nov 25, 2016
7.0

This is the first decent story from this series in months. I actually liked the Domino story. Are we going to see an X-Force revival? They've been close a couple times, but I'd love to see the original team back together.

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Ken Lashley
Released: Nov 16, 2016

    • Caught in the crossfire between the Uncanny X-Men and the Dark Riders, Young X-Man ELIXIR was a casualty of war. But can a mutant whose power deals in life and death stay gone for long?
•  Elixir is BACK and he's come to take revenge...on BOTH parties!
•  Plus: Domino stages ...

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Mac added Conan: The Slayer to their pull list Oct 29, 2016

Conan: The Slayer

Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?  

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Mac reviewed Conan: The Slayer #3 Oct 29, 2016
8.0

I liked the twist with Conan's new assailants. Magic in Hyboria always seemed more closely linked to reality than high fantasy. Conan's characterization has been spot on.

Conan: The Slayer #3

By: Cullen Bunn, Sergio Davila
Released: Sep 28, 2016

While on a raid, Conan and a small party of Kozaki riders-including the chief's son-are separated from the rest of the tribe and attacked by a sea witch. Meanwhile, in their absence, disastrous events are unfolding at the Kozaki camp . . .

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Mac rated Conan: The Slayer #2 Oct 29, 2016
8.5

Conan: The Slayer #2

By: Cullen Bunn, Sergio Davila
Released: Aug 24, 2016

Now riding with the fearsome Kozaki, Conan becomes a mentor to one of the chief's two sons-earning the hatred of the other son, who has dire plans for both the tribe and the Cimmerian! Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) team up to bring a new chapter of Conan's sto...

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Mac reviewed Conan: The Slayer #1 Oct 29, 2016
9.0

This first issue just oozed Conan.

Conan: The Slayer #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Sergio Davila
Released: Jul 13, 2016

Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?  

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Mac dropped Uncanny X-Men (2016) from their pull list Oct 29, 2016

Uncanny X-Men (2016)

In a world that's never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all othe...

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Mac reviewed Uncanny X-Men #14 Oct 29, 2016
6.0

The scavenger hunt continues and we lose again. Exodus is totally wasted in this issue. I've been patient for something redeeming to come from this book, but that is now at an end.

Uncanny X-Men #14

By: Cullen Bunn, Greg Land
Released: Oct 5, 2016

• Magneto and his team of X-Men discover who's been weaponizing mutants and aiming them at mutantkind's enemies.
•  But once they do, the question becomes: Will they stop their longtime adversary once more...or JOIN HIM??
Rated T+

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Mac reviewed Uncanny X-Men #13 Oct 29, 2016
6.5

I don't understand the need to include the Hellfire Club here, but I guess it does play on the premise of this book. I just wish they had actually used some of those characters. Each week this book feels like a X-Men scavenger hunt that ends with no winner.

Uncanny X-Men #13

By: Cullen Bunn, Greg Land
Released: Sep 21, 2016

• The X-Men join THE HELLFIRE CLUB?!
•  To investigate a string of violent attacks perpetrated by mutants, the Uncanny X-Men ally themselves with their (former?) foes.
•  But what they're about to uncover may be too much for even their combined might to handle...
Rated T+

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Mac dropped Star Wars (2014) from their pull list Oct 29, 2016

Star Wars (2014)

THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and ...

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