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Granfalloon reviewed Cable #2 Jun 28, 2017
7.5

Promising issue. Not sure what it's all leading to, but okay so far.

Cable #2

By: James Robinson, Carlos Pacheco
Released: Jun 28, 2017

ONE STEP FORWARD - THREE CENTURIES BACK!
•  CABLE follows his target back to feudal Japan...
•  ...and is met with decidedly FUTURISTIC warriors!
•  But WHOM exactly is Cable after, and what do they need in this time period?
•  Jump into the timestream with CABLE and find o...

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Granfalloon reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #29 Jun 28, 2017
7.0

This was just all right for me. Not really feeling the tension. It felt a bit of a weak issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #29

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Jun 28, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  As revealed in ASM #25, Otto Octavius is back as THE SUPERIOR OCTOPUS!!!
•  And Ock has a mission to take down the company that he helped create: PARKER INDUSTRIES!!!
•  Does Spider-Man stand a chance?
Rated T

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Empire #5 Jun 28, 2017
8.0

We're into the solid middle now and things don't look good for our heroes. Another nice issue, building but with a few revelations. Sorrentino's faces still bother me but otherwise his art is great.

Secret Empire #5

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 28, 2017

They thought they were safe! They thought they could handle anything that was thrown against them! But the united heroes of the Marvel Universe never reckoned on the dread power that Steve Rogers would unleash! THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AMAZE YOU!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Gold #6 Jun 21, 2017
7.5

Still doesn't feel like there's enough happening in the character work. But it ties off the arc pretty well. The art felt a bit rushed - maybe because of Syaf's hurried exit. Some of the face detail was weirdly missing.

X-Men: Gold #6

By: Marc Guggenheim, R. B. Silva
Released: Jun 21, 2017

• The perfect mutant-killing machine has MUTATED.
•  As the X-Men fight for their lives against the most fearsome SENTINEL yet, one X-Man decides to do the unthinkable!
•  Will it take the life of one X-Man to save the rest?
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Jun 18, 2017
6.0

It's really hard to care about Aphra, she's such a jerk.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Dec 7, 2016

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 - the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel's first ongoing series starr...

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Granfalloon reviewed Generation X #3 Jun 17, 2017
7.5

Strongest issue so far, this series is improving as it goes. The characters are growing on me...

Generation X #3

By: Christina Strain, Amilcar Pinna
Released: Jun 14, 2017

• Something is lurking in the shadows of Central Park...
•  ...a monster that steals mutants in the night.
•  And when GENERATION X takes it upon themselves to investigate...
•  ...they might just find themselves face-to-face with an all too familiar threat.
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Blue #5 Jun 17, 2017
8.0

Of the two lead X-Men titles, Bunn's is the most consistently interesting and well-written so far. I'm not sure where it's all heading but it feels like a lot's going on.

X-Men: Blue #5

By: Cullen Bunn, Julian Lopez Velarde
Released: Jun 14, 2017

THE RETURN OF [CLASSIFIED]!
•  The X-MEN and their new teammate investigate the NEW MARAUDERS.
•  Who are they? And what do they want?
•  Guest-starring MS. SINISTER and a whole gang of nasties you won't want to miss!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Empire #4 Jun 17, 2017
9.5

Strongest episode so far. Hank Pym's dinner party was fantastic. Some wonderful dialogue. And the art is an improvement over the last couple of issues.

Secret Empire #4

By: Nick Spender, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jun 14, 2017

There is a power that can either save the world or doom it! Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power! But unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron! LIVE IN X-CITING TIMES! SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Champions #9 Jun 9, 2017
7.5

A fairly chilled lightweight interlude. It was nice to spend a bit of time on Viv, and I liked the new character. I hope we see more of her.

Champions #9

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Jun 7, 2017

• Casting a spotlight on young synthezoid Viv Vision! After what became of her family, she willingly shut down her emotions - but does that come with a price to pay?
Rated T+

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8.0

I was totally not excited about this series but I gave it one issue to give it a chance. Three issues in and I have to admit I'm impressed so far. Gerry Duggan isn't my favourite writer but he's doing really good work on this book so far.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Frazer Irving
Released: Jun 7, 2017

• Gamora - the most dangerous person in the galaxy and the Guardians' resident woman of mystery - has been hiding something from her teammates.
•  What is her secret quest, and how did it find her? Guest artist Frazer Irving joins writer Gerry Duggan to reveal the soul of Gamora's obsession...
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Batman #24 Jun 9, 2017
10

Perfect ending to King's first year on the title. This and #23 were the strongest issues yet. I can't wait to see what he does with year two.

Batman #24

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
RATED T

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Gold #5 Jun 8, 2017
7.5

Not bad but I'm feeling like this series is stalling a little. It needs something more happening at the character level maybe. Not sold on the new artist so far. And please someone give Colossus some pants.

X-Men: Gold #5

By: Marc Guggenheim, R. B. Silva
Released: Jun 7, 2017

• Each new generation of Sentinel has been DEADLIER than its predecessors...
•  ...and 0101 is no exception to that rule!
•  As the X-Men race to stop the perfect mutant-killing machine from executing
its programming, they'll find themselves asking one question:
•  Are they the hunters...or the hunted?
Rated T+

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supercoolyeah - Jun 8, 2017

Dude the way he drew Colossus was gross!!! He looked like he had cellulite for days!!!!!!

Granfalloon reviewed Secret Empire #3 Jun 4, 2017
8.0

Still have reservations about some of Sorrentino's faces. But this is a good issue, with a nice slow-burning tension.

Secret Empire #3

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 31, 2017

Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition - one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren't looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don't worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVEN...

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7.5

Not essential by any means but a fun storyline that gives some of my favourite characters some airtime! Half a star knocked off for the excessive price.

Secret Empire: Uprising #1

By: Derek Landy, Joshua Cassara
Released: May 31, 2017

A crucial SECRET EMPIRE tie-in that bridges issues #3 and #4! There's a new order to things in the world, but it's not one that everybody agrees with! So what is there left to do about it? The Black Widow has a dangerous plan-but to carry it out, she'll need the help of the young heroes of the Marvel Universe-and it will require them to cross a lin...

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Granfalloon rated Hulk #6 Jun 4, 2017
8.0

Hulk #6

By: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon
Released: May 31, 2017

DARKNESS DESCENDS...AND THE BEAST RISES!
•  Ever since the events of the second super hero civil war, JEN WALTERS has been doing everything she can to prevent herself from transforming into her rage-filled alter ego...
•  ...but now she must confront a dark force called forward by MAISE BREWN's fear. To survive, and save the lives o...

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8.0

This book is growing on me after a slow start. Nice character-based issue.

Justice League of America #7

By: Steve Orlando, Jamal Campbell
Released: May 24, 2017

"FATAL ATTRACTION"! Batman and Xenos work on the Secret Sanctuary while the Ray and Vixen perform community outreach. But it's not all fun and games for DC's newest superhero team, as the Atom and Killer Frost face off against the Terrorsmith (and their own budding romance) while Lobo and Black Canary come to blows in a casino caper. And it's all c...

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Granfalloon reviewed Batman #23 Jun 3, 2017
9.0

Fantastic issue. Moving and nicely paced.

Batman #23

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: May 17, 2017

In a new story The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.  
RATED T

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Granfalloon rated Generation X #2 May 31, 2017
7.5

Generation X #2

By: Christina Strain, Amilcar Pinna
Released: May 31, 2017

o The Xavier Institute is put on lockdown when mutant-hunting PURIFIERS infiltrate the campus!
o And even though Jubilee's charges are ordered out of harm's way, some of her students can't help but enter the line of fire.
o Class has only been in session for one day, and GENERATION X is about to learn some important lessons the hard way...<...

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Granfalloon reviewed Flash #22 May 17, 2017
7.5

Don't read it expecting any answers! I think I expected a few revelations and that's why I was disappointed. It works well as a teaser for what is to come. Maybe I'll enjoy it more when rereading it without expectations.

Flash #22

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe
Released: May 17, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part four! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of t...

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Granfalloon reviewed Generation X #1 May 17, 2017
7.5

Enjoyable enough first issue. Enough to make me buy #2. My only issue was that a couple of the faces looked unlike the characters I know.

Generation X #1

By: Christina Strain, Amilcar Pinna
Released: May 17, 2017

The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants ...

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Empire #2 May 17, 2017
8.0

Still very much in "building the tension" territory. Some nice moments and creating a good sense of the enormity of the struggle.

Secret Empire #2

By: Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 17, 2017

Enshrouded in darkness, plagued by the minions of Baron Mordo and cut off from all assistance, The Defenders and Doctor Strange struggle to save the lives of the innocent people consigned to this hell on Earth. Will Dagger prove to be the key to stopping this nightmare? Meanwhile, will the appearance of a new hero provide Iron Man with the key to C...

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7.0

Not a bad conclusion to the story. It still feels like this book is missing something. It's all a bit surface. Maybe the next story will get us a bit deeper.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #10

By: Julie Benson, Roge Antonia
Released: May 10, 2017

"Blackbird" finale! The Birds now know how the mysterious new metahuman known as Blackbird has turned also-rans into dangerous killers...but what's her endgame? And are they prepared for the terrible secret of what her powers can really do?
RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

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Granfalloon reviewed Uncanny Avengers #23 May 11, 2017
8.0

I've been so-so on this run, but this book ties it all up nicely. Looking forward to seeing what Jim Zub does with it.

Uncanny Avengers #23

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: May 10, 2017

• After battling Ultron, the undead Hulk and Red Skull, the team desperately needs a rest, but they won't get it because WONDER MAN is back!
•  Guest starring several big brains from both the Avengers and the X-Men.
•  Plus, Synapse tries to help a badly wounded teammate by entering their mind.
Rated T+

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8.0

Ramping the tension up a notch.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #20

By: Robert Venditti, Jordi Tarragona
Released: May 10, 2017

PRISM OF TIME part three! As a final confrontation between the prism beasts of Sarko and the remaining Green Lanterns comes to a head on Mogo, the Corps tries to hold their ground as Hal Jordan embarks on a stealth mission to the planet where he forged his Green Lantern ring! But what he finds there brings Hal back to past decisions he'll now regre...

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8.0

I thought this issue was a big step up from the first issue. Very similar in tone to Black Panther, so if you like that book you'll probably ike this one. The art is really good.

Black Panther & the Crew #2

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Butch Guice
Released: May 10, 2017

• Misty Knight continues investigating how and why Ezra Keith, a Harlem community pillar and civil rights activist, died in police custody, now with the help of one of Ezra's former protégés, STORM of the X-Men.
•  The two women soon discover that the neighborhood is under siege by a threat much bigger than they'd imagined...
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Granfalloon reviewed Weapon X #3 May 11, 2017
7.0

It's not that this book is bad, per se. I just kind of feel like Logan and Sabretooth have been done so many times, and this book hasn't found a new angle on their characters. Feels a bit like something that could have been written ten years ago.

Weapon X #3

By: Greg Pak, Greg Land
Released: May 10, 2017

ENTER: DOMINO!
•  The mysterious director of the Weapon X Program has chosen it's next target: the Soldier of Good Fortunes known as Domino.
•  If Old Man Logan and Sabretooth barely survived attacks by Weapon X's new monsters, how will Domino fare -  
without the help of an enhanced healing factor or Adamantium skeleton? Sh...

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supercoolyeah - May 11, 2017

Makes sense. If you seen this before why see it again???

Granfalloon reviewed Avengers #7 May 11, 2017
9.0

Might be my favourite issue of Waid's Avengers so far. The humour really helps the book. I loved the interactions between Victor and Nadia.

Avengers #7

By: Mark Waid, Phil Noto
Released: May 10, 2017

• The Infamous Iron Man joins the Avengers - or, to hear him tell it, they're joining HIM.  
•  How will Earth's Mightiest Heroes react to a reformed villain like Doctor Doom?
Rated T+

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8.0

I've been lukewarm on this series so far, but the final chapter of this arc is the strongest so far. Enough for me to give it another chance.

Justice League of America #6

By: Steve Orlando, Andy MacDonald
Released: May 10, 2017

"MYTHIC" part two! Aegeus's mythic horde continues to steamroll over the battered landscape of Penn City, and the only thing standing in their path is...the Atom?? Also: Lobo is laid out, his healing factor neutralized, and the only thing that could possibly save him requires a level of violence that we may not be allowed to print!
RATED T

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Granfalloon reviewed Action Comics #979 May 10, 2017
8.0

More set up. The scenes with Lois and Clark in Metropolis were a nice counterbalance to the villains. A nice issue.

Action Comics #979

By: Dan Jurgens, Patrick Zircher
Released: May 10, 2017

"REVENGE" part one! Superman, Lois and Jon return to their lives in Metropolis while Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo and Mongul unite to destroy the Man of Steel!
RATED T

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Warriors #1 May 10, 2017
7.0

I wouldn't say this is a must-read. It didn't really hook me as yet. But I enjoyed it enough to check out issue 2.

Secret Warriors #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Javi Garron
Released: May 10, 2017

A SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
Captain America has been revealed to be an agent of Hydra - and he's coming after Inhumans!
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. QUAKE, wants no part of Hydra, so she goes underground, teaming up with MS. MARVEL, MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR, KARNAK and INFERNO to set things right - for the Inhumans, but also for t...

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