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JBL Reviews rated Injustice 2 #12 Jun 27, 2017
6.5

Injustice 2 #12

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Released: Jun 28, 2017

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JBL Reviews rated Ninjak #13 Jun 23, 2017
7.5

Ninjak #13

By: Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Mar 9, 2016

SHADOWMAN VS. NINJAK! Who will live...and what will be left of them?

As Ninjak and Punk Mambo uncover the truth about the land of the dead, Shadowman makes his final move to finally wrest control of the uncanny parallel dimension called Deadside!

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JBL Reviews rated Generation X #1 Jun 23, 2017
1.5

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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JBL Reviews rated Iceman #1 Jun 23, 2017
7.5

Iceman #1

By: Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti
Released: Jun 7, 2017

Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most. But while reflecting on what he's accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he's built is a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships. Not only that, but now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he's more put together than Bobby e...

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JBL Reviews rated Ninjak #12 Jun 23, 2017
7.0

Ninjak #12

By: Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Feb 10, 2016

Into the darkness...as "OPERATION: DEADSIDE" reveals the secrets of Shadowman!

MI-6's doomed rescue mission into a parallel dimension is in dire peril as Ninjak and Punk Mambo find themselves faceto-face with the one and only Shadowman! But what is the true nature of the man once called Jack Boniface...and has his time trapped amidst the D...

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JBL Reviews rated The Mighty Thor #20 Jun 22, 2017
8.5

The Mighty Thor #20

By: Jason Aaron, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jun 21, 2017

THE SAGA OF THE ALL-NEW ULTIMATE THOR STARTS HERE!
•  The Ultimate Thor died defending the Multiverse, but his hammer remains. Who will hold the hammer now?
•  War is coming to the Ten Realms. Can the new Ultimate Thor keep back the bloody tide?
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Invincible Iron Man #8 Jun 22, 2017
8.0

Invincible Iron Man #8

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jun 21, 2017

Riri Williams strikes out on her own as her idealism is pushed to the test by a world she does not understand yet. How far is Riri willing to go to do what she knows is right?
Rated T+

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7.5

Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1

By: Greg Pak, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Jun 21, 2017

THE WEAPON X PROGRAM IS BACK!
For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, until they mysteriously vanished. Now, the Weapon X program is back, and it's deadlier than ever, and it isn't to use mutants for their lethal ends. Under the leadership of its mysterious new director, Weapon X has a new mi...

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

Rachel getting more powerful was cool, but should've looked cool, and it didn't.

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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JBL Reviews reviewed Secret Empire #4 Jun 21, 2017
9.0

I'm a Hank Pym fan, so this was great.

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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JBL Reviews reviewed Old Man Logan #25 Jun 21, 2017
6.5

Wow. Quality dropped a bit as writers changed.

Old Man Logan #25

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Deodato
Released: Jun 14, 2017

A LONG-LOST THREAT RE-EMERGES!
•  LOGAN is confronted by an enemy from his past!
•  And if Logan's past is a dystopian future, you know this can't be good...
•  ENTER: The MAESTRO!
•  Don't miss the start of an all-new arc by breakout writer ED BRISSON and fan-favorite arti...

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JBL Reviews rated Weapon X #4 Jun 21, 2017
7.5

Weapon X #4

By: Greg Pak, Greg Land
Released: Jun 14, 2017

Prelude to WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION!
•  Logan, Sabretooth and Domino have unraveled the plot against them, but is it too late for Warpath and Lady Deathstrike?
•  The explosive conclusion that leads directly into "Weapons of Mutant Destruction"!
•  Guest-starring: The Totally Awesome Hul...

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JBL Reviews rated Injustice 2 #11 Jun 21, 2017
7.5

Injustice 2 #11

By: Tom Taylor, Mike S. Miller
Released: Jun 21, 2017

Supergirl finally enters the world of INJUSTICE! Witness her origin on Krypton, the planet's tragic fall, and learn just who will be her guide on Earth.

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JBL Reviews rated Defenders #1 Jun 20, 2017
7.5

Defenders #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Jun 14, 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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JBL Reviews reviewed Wonder Woman #24 Jun 20, 2017
4.0

I felt the art wasn't strong and the story felt predictable.

Wonder Woman #24

By: Greg Rucka, Bilquis Evely
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Godwatch" epilogue! With Godwatch's purpose fulfilled, Diana and Cale are forced to confront the choices of the past...and a new direction for the future.
RATED T

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JBL Reviews reviewed Incredible Hulk #105 Jun 18, 2017
8.0

I knew it would end in tragedy, but I don't like it. Horrible. Well written, but horrible.

Incredible Hulk #105

By: Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan
Released: Apr 4, 2007

PLANET HULK CONCLUSION
Sons of Sakaar, remember their names! Korg, Miek, Hiroim, Elloe, the Brood Creature and Caiera the Oldstrong! These are the heroes of Sakaar, the Green Scar's Warbound allies and the Hulk's greatest friends. As they face the terrifying conclusion to the PLANET HULK epic, who will live? Who will die? And who will pay whe...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Incredible Hulk #104 Jun 18, 2017
8.5

I liked seeing the redemption aspect.

Incredible Hulk #104

By: Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan
Released: Mar 7, 2007

Planet Hulk: Armageddon Part I
When Miek discovers the shuttle that brought the Hulk to Sakaar, the Green King faces his ultimate test of rage. Will he stay to rule the people for whom he has fought and bled for the past twelve issues... or will he seize the opportunity to wreak his vengeance on the Marvel "heroes" who sent him into this worl...

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JBL Reviews rated Ninjak #11 Jun 18, 2017
7.5

Ninjak #11

By: Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Jan 13, 2016

"OPERATION: DEADSIDE" - PART 2! THE RETURN OF SHADOWMAN!

Stranded in a parallel dimension with no hope of rescue, MI-6's own Ninjak and Punk Mambo are about to make a startling discovery...the truth about the broken hero called Shadowman!

What happened to Shadowman, the fallen hero of the Valiant Universe? And is he respon...

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JBL Reviews rated Thanos #8 Jun 18, 2017
7.5

Thanos #8

By: Jeff Lemire, German Peralta
Released: Jun 14, 2017

• A threat worse than Thanos.
•  Let that sink in. Worse...than the Mad Titan himself.
•  That's why we need Thanos.
Parental Advisory

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JBL Reviews added Thanos (2016) to their pull list Jun 18, 2017

Thanos (2016)

EVIL HAS BEEN UNLEASHED ON THE UNIVERSE.
Thanos, possibly the most evil individual in the Marvel Universe, is back...and he's out for vengeance on all who would oppose him. Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he's also heading for an unexpected reckoning...with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, following the deadly t...

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JBL Reviews rated Incredible Hulk #103 Jun 17, 2017
7.5

Incredible Hulk #103

By: Greg Pak, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Feb 7, 2007

PLANET HULK: ALLEGIANCE, PART 4
The wedding of the Hulk! That's right. In an effort to keep peace amongst the different races of Sakaar, Hulk smashes but he also loves... and takes a queen. As PLANET HULK moves toward its monumental end and WORLD WAR HULK looms on the horizon, don't dare miss this critical moment of what may be the Hulk's mos...

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JBL Reviews rated Incredible Hulk #102 Jun 17, 2017
7.5

Incredible Hulk #102

By: Greg Pak, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Jan 3, 2007

PLANET HULK: ALLEGIANCE, PART 3
Armies clash and titans smash as the Green Scar and the Red King throw down over Crown City! It's the fight we've all been waiting for - after ten epic issues in the "Planet Hulk" saga, the Hulk and the Emperor finally meet again. But will this savage showdown between the Hulk's rage and the Emperor's ruthlessn...

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9.0

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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JBL Reviews rated Incredible Hulk #101 Jun 17, 2017
8.0

Incredible Hulk #101

By: Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan
Released: Dec 6, 2006

PLANET HULK: ALLEGIANCE, PART 2
Accompanied by Caiera the Oldstrong and Hiroim the Shamed, the Hulk heads into the hold of the Shadow Elders to learn if he truly is the legendary savior known as the Sakaarson - or just another angry monster. Also - secrets revealed about the Great Portal! The final showdown with the Spikes! Elloe makes a shoc...

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JBL Reviews rated Star Wars #32 Jun 17, 2017
8.5

Star Wars #32

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"THE SCREAMING CITADEL" - Part 4
•  The Queen's influence is spreading...
•  Our only hope lies in the kindness of scoundrels.
Rated T

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JBL Reviews reviewed Ninjak #10 Jun 17, 2017
7.0

Slow start, but pretty good by the end.

Ninjak #10

By: Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Dec 9, 2015

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A SPECIAL FOUR-ISSUE EVENT! "OPERATION: DEADSIDE" STARTS HERE! In December of 2015, a covert military intelligence unit sent a team of 20 agents and one special operative into a parallel dimension. Only one came back.
The purpose of their mission was classified. Now, out of options, MI-6 has recruited their most elite ...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Incredible Hulk #99 Jun 16, 2017
6.5

Decent ideas but the pace was insane. Too much too fast.

Incredible Hulk #99

By: Greg Pak, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Oct 4, 2006

PLANET HULK: ANARCHY, Part 4
When an insanely powerful, legendary enemy threatens the entire planet, will the Hulk and his army of rebels fight alone - or join forces with the Empire? Plus, stunning revelations and shocking developments regarding Caiera the Oldstrong, the Emperor's gray-skinned Shadow Guard. And Miek and his hivelings come fa...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Batman #6 Jun 16, 2017
6.5

Weakest of the arc

Batman #6

By: Tom King, Ivan Reis
Released: Sep 7, 2016

"I AM GOTHAM" epilogue. In this stand-alone tale, Batman seeks redemption as he tries to keep Gotham Girl from going down a dangerous path. But can the Dark Knight save someone who doesn't want to be saved?

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JBL Reviews rated Batman #5 Jun 16, 2017
8.0

Batman #5

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Aug 17, 2016

"I Am Gotham" part five. In the final chapter of this epic, is Batman truly the hero Gotham City deserves-or does it deserve better? In this ultimate showdown, where the line between allies and enemies blurs, the question will finally be answered...and the fate of Gotham will be decided.

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JBL Reviews rated Batman #4 Jun 16, 2017
8.5

Batman #4

By: Tom King, David Finch
Released: Aug 3, 2016

"I Am Gotham" part four. When Gotham City falls prey to true evil, will Batman be abandoned by the new heroes Gotham and Gotham Girl? The Dark Knight must decide who to entrust with the safety of his beloved city if he hopes for any of its citizens to survive.

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