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Granfalloon reviewed Ms. Marvel #21 Aug 15, 2017
9.0

This is a really strong issue. Wilson knows how to write a book that is topical but still believable. The characterisation here is excellent, and I found it quite moving.

Ms. Marvel #21

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Keep your friends close and your enemies closer - a familiar adage for a veteran hero like Ms. Marvel.
•  But when Kamala discovers that one of her old friends has joined forces with her enemies, things get a LOT more complicated...
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Empire #8 Aug 9, 2017
10

Oh wow, this could be my favourite Marvel event ever. It's all coming together now. No spoilers, I'll just say this one was moving and inspiring. Loved it.

Secret Empire #8

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Aug 9, 2017

UNITED WE STAND - against the SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Superman #28 Aug 3, 2017
6.0

I usually like this book, but these two issues were clunky and corny. I don't mind a bit of history, but it was delivered very dully and all the American flags got a bit much.

Superman #28

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 2, 2017

This issue now features "ROAD TRIP" part two! As the Kents' family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives, you can bet that their gonna need a vacation after their vacation!

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Granfalloon reviewed Spider-Man #19 Aug 3, 2017
8.0

Any Ganke-centric issue is a hit with me! This is more a building-stuff-up issue than anything climactic, but it's got some good character stuff.

Spider-Man #19

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• Miles has been wrestling with some inner demons and losing.
•  Has he gone so far into the dark that he can't find his way back into the light?
Rated T

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Granfalloon reviewed The Unstoppable Wasp #8 Aug 2, 2017
10

The perfect finale. I've loved this book, and the last issue is moving and funny. I hope we get to see more Nadia in the MU, and more of Jeremy Whitley's writing, because this has been a great book.

The Unstoppable Wasp #8

By: Jeremy Whitley, Rosy Higgins
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• When you need something smashed, you call a Hulk. When you need to win a war, you call a Captain America. But when you need to make the world worth saving, you call the Wasp.
•  Everything Nadia has been building is in ruins, but she has Janet Van Dyne on her side and there's nothing the two of them can't handle together.
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Jessica Jones #11 Aug 2, 2017
6.0

I'm losing patience with this arc. Mostly because I don't care about Maria Hill, and nothing seems to be going anywhere. What's the point? Not much Jessica either.

Jessica Jones #11

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• The secrets of Maria Hill are revealed, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again! Has Jessica opened a door that she can now never close? And how will it affect the other Defenders?
Parental Advisory

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Granfalloon reviewed Flash #27 Aug 1, 2017
10

This might be just about the perfect issue of Flash. The character stuff with Thawne is touching, and the development of the rift between Barry and Iris works really well. Love the art too. They nailed this one.

Flash #27

By: Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"RUNNING SCARED" finale! Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne. Legendary enemies separated by centuries pulled through time itself to battle again and again. Until now. For one year THE FLASH has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!

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Granfalloon reviewed Ms. Marvel #20 Jul 22, 2017
8.5

One of the most consistently good titles out there. The current storyline is basically a Secret Empire tie-in, without making a big thing of it. It addresses the themes of that title in a way that totally fit within Ms Marvel. Lovely writing.

Ms. Marvel #20

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla
Released: Jul 19, 2017

• Kamala Khan's older brother is in danger and she's determined to help him at all costs - but to rescue him she'll need help.
•  But who can she trust when Jersey City is more divided than ever?
•  It's becoming clear that this unrest in J.C. might be more personal than Kamala ever considered...
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Granfalloon reviewed Royals #5 Jul 22, 2017
8.0

I haven't been sold on this comic thus far, but this is probably the strongest issue. It might be a comic that grows on me. It feels like Ewing's writing is a bit more focused in this book, which isn't a bad thing after the ambitious but all-over-the-shop writing on New Avengers and Ultimates.

Royals #5

By: Al Ewing, Jonboy Meyers
Released: Jul 19, 2017

• Deep in the ruins of the Kree homeworld Hala, THE SECRET is revealed!
•  Who - or what - are THE PROGENITORS? What is their connection to the Terrigen Mists?
•  And how much does Marvel Boy know...?
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Astonishing X-Men #1 Jul 19, 2017
10

Now *that's* how you launch a book! I've not been the biggest Soule fan but this book has it all. Can't wait to see where it takes us!

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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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Gold #8 Jul 19, 2017
8.0

Nice issue, though I was a little disappointed that they rounded it up so quickly. I'd hoped it was building to something bigger. Still, some nice work in these last two issues. I'll keep reading.

X-Men: Gold #8

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley
Released: Jul 19, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  The Xavier Institute is on lockdown.
•  But the X-Men haven't succeeded in keeping danger out.
•  Instead, they've just locked themselves inside with it.
•  Can the X-Men stop the all-new X-CUTIONER before he claims any more of their number?
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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Empire #6 Jul 19, 2017
10

Wow. This series is really coming together. I loved the writing in this issue. Some fantastic dialogue. Bring on #7!!!

Secret Empire #6

By: Nick Spender, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 19, 2017

The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable - this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Ultimates 2 #9 Jul 19, 2017
6.5

I have to admit it. Maybe I'm not smart enough for this book. There's a lot of high concept stuff going on but I'm finding it pretty hard to follow. The Ultimates team are only tangentially connected to it these days. I'm interested to see if Ewing can pull it all together for the finale.

Ultimates 2 #9

By: Al Ewing, Travel Foreman
Released: Jul 19, 2017

• The Eternity War ramps up - as the Maker and the High Evolutionary join forces!
•  They have an ultimate plan for the Multiverse...but whose side are they on?
•  Meanwhile, Galactus gathers his forces against the Dark Celestials...for the final battle!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Weapon X #5 Jul 13, 2017
8.0

I wasn't that sold on this series but it's gotten better as it's progressed. Some nice character moments help keep it interesting.

Weapon X #5

By: Greg Pak, Marcelo Borstelmann
Released: Jul 12, 2017

"WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION" PART THREE!
•  The mysterious new director of the reformed Weapon X program has assessed the data from their latest Adamantium cyborg attack and the results look good... They are ready for the next stage of their plan to eradicate all of mutantkind!
•  Warpath and Domino follow l...

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Granfalloon reviewed Defenders #3 Jul 13, 2017
8.0

This is a fun book.

Defenders #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jul 12, 2017

• The Punisher strikes! With the mean streets of Marvel more dangerous than ever what could possibly make Frank Castle turn on his fellow vigilantes? Don't they all want the same thing?
•  Another dangerous chapter of the hottest new team in all of comics. Brought to you by the same people that gave you Miles Morales a...

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Granfalloon reviewed Uncanny Avengers #25 Jul 13, 2017
6.0

Felt pretty by-the-numbers to me. Not worth the extra price-tag.

Uncanny Avengers #25

By: Jim Zub, Aaron Kim Jacinto
Released: Jul 12, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Manhattan is under siege! In order to survive this endless night, the Avengers must face darkness without and darkness within.
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Warriors #4 Jul 13, 2017
6.5

This book isn't really doing it for me. I'm not sure what the focus is. I'm not really feeling any of the characters, so far. Not sure if I care enough to keep reading.

Secret Warriors #4

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Javi Garron
Released: Jul 12, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  After narrowly surviving their battle with the X-Men, the Secret Warriors have to get back to New Attilan to use what they have learned in the fight against Hydra...
•   ...but Hydra won't make that easy.
•   As the danger grows, so does the distrust among the Warriors. Karnak is clearly making plans...

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Granfalloon reviewed Hawkeye #8 Jul 6, 2017
8.5

This is another book that has really improved in its second arc. I hope readers give it a chance. Kelly Thompson is doing a great job, and there's so much in this issue. My one complaint is, I really think the supporting cast need to be given more air-time, so Kate has some friendships.

Hawkeye #8

By: Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero
Released: Jul 5, 2017

• Hawkeye's investigation takes a dark and surprising turn as a face from her past resurfaces...
•  And Kate can't help but wonder: Does this case go back further than she knows? Back to the beginning?
•  One thing's for certain, solving this mystery could unravel everything Kate holds dear...
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Granfalloon reviewed The Unstoppable Wasp #7 Jul 6, 2017
8.5

This is one of my favourite books right now and I'm sad it's not continuing! I missed Nadia a bit in this issue; Janet isn't quite as funny. But on the flip side, it was great to get to know Janet a little bit more, and it was a very sweet issue.

The Unstoppable Wasp #7

By: Jeremy Whitley, Veronica Fish
Released: Jul 5, 2017

• In the fallout from the attack on G.I.R.L. by the Red Room, lives and the future of the lab hang in the balance. Nadia is lost, drifting and unsure how to move forward. Now, there's only one heroine who can save the day and that is...
•  THE WASP! Janet Van Dyne is on the scene to save the day. But the Red Room is not done yet. Can Jan...

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Granfalloon reviewed Avengers #9 Jul 5, 2017
9.0

Nominally a tie-in to Secret Wars, but this issue largely stands on its own as a one-shot adventure for Thor. The strange setting plays to Mike Del Mundo's strengths. The art is fantastic, and Mark Waid's simple but moving story works well. One of the best issues of Waid's Avengers so far.

Avengers #9

By: Mark Waid, Mike Del Mundo
Released: Jul 5, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  The most loved Avenger of all has now shown his true colors - and the Avengers will have to put their allegiances to Steve Rogers aside and fight the good fight!
•  But for one Avenger, that fight is very far away indeed! Trapped in a nameless land, a timeless time, can Thor find her wa...

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Gold #7 Jul 5, 2017
9.0

Wow! Now here's a title that's stepped up a notch. After a lacklustre first arc, suddenly it's all coming together. Tension, character development, it's all starting to work. The art is a lot better than last issue, too. I'm so happy to see X-Men Gold stepping up to the plate.

X-Men: Gold #7

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley
Released: Jul 5, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  When Manhattan is besieged, the X-Men open their doors and repurpose their school as a safe haven for any human or mutant in need of sanctuary.
•  But little do they know that one of the humans they've welcomed in is the all-new X-CUTIONER!
•  And he's about to make the Xavier Institute the last plac...

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Granfalloon reviewed Jessica Jones #10 Jul 5, 2017
7.5

Not a bad issue. A lot of stuff is building but I felt this issue was a bit lacking in tension. It's hard to care too much about Maria HIll's stuff and we don't have enough answers to really care.

Jessica Jones #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Jul 5, 2017

The mysteries of Maria Hill. Ousted by the world peacekeeping task force she dedicated her life to, Maria Hill has no choice but to turn to Jessica Jones to help her find...the last secrets.
Parental Advisory

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Granfalloon reviewed Defenders #2 Jun 29, 2017
8.0

This was a fun "bringing the team together" kind of issue. Nice to see Danny get a good scene with Kingpin. I still can't quite get my head around how different Jessica looks in this book compared to her own book. Is her hair even a different colour?

Defenders #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 28, 2017

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

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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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