Alexander Jones's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Multiversity Comics, Comic Book Bin, The Beat Reviews: 350
7.2Avg. Review Rating

6.8
Action Comics (2016) #993

Dec 14, 2017

"Action Comics" #993 is crass and absurd but the nostalgic attitude and artwork make for an engaging read.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) #1004

Oct 29, 2018

"Action Comics" #1004 boasts an honest interpretation of Lois and Clark's relationship and beautiful illustration work.

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6.9
Adventures of the Super Sons #1

Aug 3, 2018

"Adventures of the Super Sons" #1 bears an excellent tone and cheesy villains.

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7.0
Age of Ultron #1

Mar 6, 2013

With an incredibly familiar story Age Of Ultron has a lot to prove in the next few issues.

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8.0
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #7

Aug 7, 2017

The newest installment of "All-New Guardians of the Galaxy" offers readers a deeper look into the tortured mind of Drax the Destroyer.

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8.5
All-New X-Men #1

Nov 14, 2012

Cyclops escaping from prison so soon is a jarring transition, but if he indeed is serving as the antagonist for the book then Bendis indeed has a lot to play with. The two new mutants introduced are also endearing. The ending of the comic, which features the original X-Men being sucked out of time makes for an interesting dynamic between characters. Fortunately we need only wait a few weeks for the continuation of the story. Overall this is an incredibly solid issue even if it offers little in the way of surprise.

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9.0
All-New X-Men #2

Nov 28, 2012

The content of the comic while wordy is still fantastic. The classic X-Men are very naive and scared. The notion of innocence being swept away into the future is great. Examining the ramifications on Wolverine and seeing him being put to sleep like commonplace dog is a shining moment in the script. The two Icemen also have a scene stealing moment when they look into each others eyes. The classic X-Men also think that Utopia is heaven itself. Then they steal a Quinjet and are whisked away into another adventure. With the impending doom that is present day Cyclops next issue and the fun to be had in this issue as well this series is highly recommended.

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9.5
All-New X-Men #3

Dec 12, 2012

In spite of that fact this issue is simply great. Emma Frost arguing with Cyclops about her stance on the state of things in the Marvel Universe is enchanting. Magneto finding the true intentions within a lying Cyclops is also a deep introspective and engaging character moment. Another incredibly smart idea is enhancing the mutations for all of the X-Men in general. Even though an X-Men may not believe this, it is an inherent fact that a power or mutation would be an extent of an individuals personality. During an interview Bendis stated that regardless of what people think when going through a drastic change in your life your appearance changes along with you. Knowing the costumes of the Cyclops team of X-Men will soon change seems incredibly appropriate. The present and future are finally looking bright for readers of X-Men this title is every bit as exciting as we could have hoped for. Although for the X-Men themselves dark times lie ahead.

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9.5
All-New X-Men #4

Dec 20, 2012

Once again the gorgeous visuals that Immonen renders only turns the comic into a truer work of art. All New X-Men is a can't miss title for any fan of the current Marvel Universe.

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10
All-New X-Men #6

Jan 16, 2013

Then to top off this spectacular issue the audience is treated to the return of Mystique and the Raven in possible a more intimate manner. This story angle is touched on in the cover to next months issue of the title. With Marquez staying on art and Bendis staying on scripting duties for this marvelous comic readers have nothing to worry about anytime soon.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #698

Nov 21, 2012

The supporting cast gets a nice moment to shine here and in many cases those parts are the strength of the issue. Mary Jane has fun bouncy dialogue and has opened a new nightclub. Aunt May is suffering from minor health issues. The conversation piece of the issue itself lies in the end. Spider-man emerged from the previous story arc scathed. Spidey has been possessed by the mind of Otto Octavious. Which changes virtually everything and explains why the arms play such a prevalent role on the covers to upcoming issues of The Amazing Spider-man. While the cliffhanger is a new spin on the series it is hard to imagine that Spider-man will be possessed by Doctor Octopus for much longer. The only thing true believers can do at this point is speculate and wait for the next issue.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #699

Dec 6, 2012

One of the more somber scenes of the book was seeing the Lizard. While he claimed to be healed Connors decided to stay in prison to protect the people he loves. Another incredible tense scene was waiting for the villains to break Spidey out of prison. Slott has some great moments in this issue and the wait for Spider-Man 700 is almost unbearable. It is only a few weeks till The Amazing Spider-Man 700 and The Superior Spider-Man. Spidey fans need not wait much longer.

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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #700

Dec 24, 2012

There is a reason that Dan Slott the current writer of Amazing Spider-Man has received death threats from fans. Fans that have been following the title for the last few issues could have seen this issue coming. Therefore what particularly matters at the end of the day is the execution of Amazing Spider-Man 700. Unfortunately this is where the issue falters. Humberto Ramos is not doing Spider-Man any favors. Ramos makes the issue forgettable dry and dull. Slott's script is not up to par either.

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7.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #30

Jul 17, 2017

Despite falling into the same potholes as previous installments, "Amazing Spider-Man" #30 is the best single issue of the comic in years thanks to Slott's deft writing and Immonen's slick and vivid art.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #789

Oct 12, 2017

To put it simply, Amazing Spider-Man #789 is inspired work from each member of the full creative team.

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6.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #797

Mar 7, 2018

It isn't like every issue of the comic needs to be incredibly exciting but this felt particularly dull to my eyes. The art just wasn't up to normal standards for Immonen either.

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4.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #800

May 31, 2018

I think bad is probably too harsh for the entry, but mediocre seems like a fair assessment. I would say unless you are heavily invested in The Amazing Spider-Man #800 this comic embodies the attributes to make it a SKIP.

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8.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) Annual #1

Sep 19, 2018

Brown and Ahmed mine interesting story content from an infamous moment in the past via Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1.

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8.0
Archie (2015) #18

Mar 20, 2017

Waid and Woods continue to craft a series that is truly for all-ages in the newest issue of "Archie".

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7.0
Archie (2015) #19

Apr 24, 2017

"Archie" delivers a good story marred by small blemishes and a lack of ambition in the series' 19th installment.

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8.7
Archie: 1941 #1

Sep 13, 2018

"Archie 1941" #1 is a modest and sobering representation of the early days of Archie Andrews.

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8.0
Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #1

Jul 6, 2017

"Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness" #1 finds a brand new aspect of Ash Williams' personality and style while delivering the hits even if it is a little light on the chainsaw hands.

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8.8
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #2

Aug 18, 2017

"Astonishing X-Men" #2 is a wild journey into the astral plane worthy of the "WTF" cover.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #5

Nov 6, 2017

"Astonishing X-Men" #5 will keep readers guessing until the final page and hits an emotional high with both of the dual storylines"what else can you ask from a serialized comic book?

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) Annual #1

Aug 17, 2018

"Astonishing X-Men Annual" #1 is loaded with great visuals and fascinating characterization.

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9.0
Avengers (2012) #2

Dec 20, 2012

The rest of the issue centers on a meeting between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers discussing the future of the Avengers. It is a flashback to the past and a tried and true concept of putting a huge team together. While issues like this frustrate some the motivation of each character joining the Avengers should be appreciated. Something that will interest most readers is the strange elusive Avengers machine in which the characters spoke of. A clever reader might refer back to this specific arc of Avengers being called Avengers world and wonder if the Avengers machine ties into the idea or story arc. While many fun character moments are had this issue slowed things down a bit and smelled the roses of the first issue. However there is no need to worry until next month. For now enjoy this era of Avengers written and drawn by forward thinking people.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #9

Jul 6, 2017

Waid and Mundo tell a solid one-off story with The Mighty Thor before settling into Secret Empire insanity in Avengers #9!

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #11

Sep 25, 2017

"Avengers" #11 is full of complex character dynamics and an undying enthusiasm for the mundane.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #675

Jan 11, 2018

Avengers #675 may not be the most exciting debut ever but this is an interesting experiment Marvel is taking with the Avengers franchise and I'm excited to see where the publisher could be going next.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #676

Jan 17, 2018

Avengers #676 through a ton of plot into the ether and took some big changes"don't miss this one!

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #677

Jan 26, 2018

"Avengers" #677 is a focused comic providing additional beats with Quicksilver while retaining forward momentum from past issues.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #684

Mar 14, 2018

I think this issue is coming from the right place. I think it does the right things and I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and a light BUY mainly because the ending was executed perfectly.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #690

Apr 27, 2018

"Avengers" #690 is a charmingly intimate, yet large-scale sendoff for the bulk of the cast up making the weekly 'No Surrender' storyline.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #1.MU

Jan 26, 2017

You should take a look at this issue on Marvel Unlimited or at your shop for the wonderful talent of Sean Izaakse.

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6.7
Avengers (2018) #9

Oct 12, 2018

"Avengers" #9 is an fine prelude to a new direction for the franchise.

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4.0
Avengers (2018): Halloween Special #1

Oct 31, 2018

I think you can safely tuck this one under the welcome mat and serve your Trick-or-Treaters some real candy.

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8.0
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1

Apr 28, 2016

If you missed the middle like me, have no fear and jump in" this is just like the ending of a major Marvel Cinematic Universe film" it reads slick and looks pretty.

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8.0
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1

Mar 3, 2016

Avengers Standoff is great fun. Pick up this issue and continue reading the Marvel books you've already been reading that are involved in the crossover.

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7.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men #12

Oct 4, 2012

The most disappointing thing about this issue is Adam Kubert's pencils. They are very inconsistent. Some scenes flash true greatness such as the scenes with Scarlet Witch and Hope have great facial expressions. Some are just lacking like the scene with Cyclops in jail. This finish is exactly what we needed. It houses a few twists and interesting revelations and leaves the Marvel Universe in an interesting place for Marvel Now.

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8.8
Batman (2016) #54

Sep 10, 2018

"Batman" #54 is an impressive and emotional exploration into one of the most overlooked aspects of the relationships between Bruce and Dick.

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10
Batman and Robin (2011) #18

Mar 13, 2013

When a comic book truly utilizes the medium a masterpiece like Batman and Robin #18 is created. For any writer to evoke a sense of loss this devastating is truly incredible. A perfect score is awarded to the best collaboration between Tomasi and Gleason on a Batman title.

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8.0
Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Robin vs. Ra's Al Ghul #1

May 31, 2018

"Batman Prelude To The Wedding: Robin Vs Ra's Al Ghul" #1 adds the context for the Selina and Damian relationship missing from the "Batman" ongoing series.

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7.0
Batman: The Red Death #1

Sep 21, 2017

"Batman: The Red Death" #1 is a fun Elseworld's style story presenting an interesting solution when everything in Batman's world goes horribly wrong.

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6.8
Batman: White Knight #1

Oct 5, 2017

"Batman: White Knight" #1 has a twisted sense of ambition and beautiful art but spins an underwhelming narrative.

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6.9
Battlestar Galactica Vs. Battlestar Galactica #1

Jan 12, 2018

"Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica" #1 packs a strong script but doesn't live up to the potential baked into the premise.

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7.5
Batwoman (2017) #17

Jul 23, 2018

"Batwoman" #17 picks up the pacing of the series and introduces readers to a fan-favorite DC antagonist.

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6.8
Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1

Aug 23, 2018

"Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men" #1 is a solid reintroduction to the cast which also happens to feature phenomenal illustration work.

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4.0
Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1

Apr 27, 2017

Ben Reilly's newest solo series is one of the weakest Marvel debuts I've read in recent memory. Reilly's characterization is unflattering while being both generic and boring.

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8.0
Bitter Root #2

Dec 14, 2018

"Bitter Root" #2 expertly follows-up on the cliffhanger from the debut to widen the scope of the story.

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8.0
Black Bolt #1

May 3, 2017

Black Bolt #1 is an exciting new start to a book bursting with lots of untapped potential.

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8.0
Black Bolt #8

Dec 6, 2017

Ward's fully realized insane locales paired with his great facial expressions and composition of the page continues to put me in awe of what this book has achieved with characters so few creators can get right. Black Bolt is so complex and beautiful but every month when I read it, it seems so effortless. Don't make the same mistake I did and miss out on one of the best comics currently published at Marvel!

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6.0
Black Knight (2015) #1

Nov 20, 2015

Much like the recent Hercules, this ongoing may need the reader to get invested before they can see the heart at Black Knights's center.

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8.0
Black Magick #7

Aug 31, 2017

"Black Magick" #7 is a back-to-basics issue of the series catching readers up to the series' supporting cast while promising some big moments in the near future.

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6.0
Black Panther & the Crew #1

Apr 13, 2017

Black Panther & The Crew is an interesting look at Misty Knight and the Marvel Universe's take on Harlem that doesn't stand out in a crowded market.

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8.0
Black Panther (2016) #1

Apr 8, 2016

In the tradition of writers like Jason Aaron, Roy Thomas, Don McGregor, Stan Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Jonathan Hickman and Christopher Priest, Coates is able to channel that classic voice of T'Challa and further expand his world in an exciting and unique within this brand new story arc.

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8.0
Black Panther (2016) #166

Oct 26, 2017

This is a great issue of Black Panther, and while we don't see the hero appear until the end, we know that all the time leading up to clash between Klaw and BP will be worth the set-up. Klaw's collected sociopathy is tangible from the first panel, and though there isn't catharsis to his deeds in this issue, I sense that something truly special will happen in upcoming weeks.

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8.0
Black Panther (2016) Annual #1

Feb 21, 2018

I enjoyed the fact his story mixed up those elements and brought out those ideas but was disappointed in how sort of pedestrian it was. Something I wasn't disappointed in was how each artistic contribution brought something wholly unique and different here. Daniel Acuna's work was majestic and wonderful while Perkins was able to really dig into the finer aspects of Priest's script and Lashley brought out the regal elements of T'Challa in his contributions.

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8.0
Black Panther (2018) #1

May 23, 2018

Coates definitely won me over here and showed me what he has learned about comics since he started writing at Marvel. Acuna is a great choice for the issue making the title a BUY for me. This is how you craft a good debut script.

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8.0
Black Widow (2016) #1

Mar 3, 2016

Add to the pull box. This is what comics are supposed to be.

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8.0
Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1

Apr 27, 2017

"Britannia: Who are About to Die #1" is massive leap forward for the quality of the overall series.

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6.0
Bullseye (2017) #1

Feb 7, 2017

Bullseye almost nails the landing with a solid, but not perfect debut issue.

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8.0
Cable (2017) #1

Jun 1, 2017

There's an unprecedented level of fun in Cable #1 that calls for your attention!

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8.2
Captain America (2017) #697

Jan 8, 2018

"Captain America" #697 slightly mixes up the tone and pace of the book for a more immediate story filled with danger and fantastic artwork!

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8.0
Captain America (2017) #700

Apr 11, 2018

The main story was fantastic and hit the right emotional beats for me but reading the backup and being disappointed upon closing the issue is definitely not the emotion the comic was trying to elicit from me.

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7.4
Captain America (2017) #703

Jun 11, 2018

"Captain America" #703 is a heartbreaking look at the terrifying quest for Jack Rogers embarks on to save his son.

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8.0
Captain America (2018) #4

Oct 15, 2018

"Captain America" #4 carries fast, fluid fight scenes and the series' best script to date.

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8.0
Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

May 25, 2016

The bottom line is that this book is wonderfully crafted with some of the best, most heartfelt flashbacks to Steve's childhood that I have ever read. Spencer has established some really interesting ground to move and shake around Rogers' character and while I can't wait to see what happens next, the author must proceed with caution and add plenty of new layers and aspects of this series to really flesh things out.

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8.0
Captain America: Steve Rogers #15

Apr 10, 2017

"Captain America: Steve Rogers" #15 is an essential piece in Secret Empire that pays off a huge plot thread of the series and features stunning work from Guinaldo, Pina and Spencer.

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8.5
Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye #1

Mar 22, 2018

With the most focused and concise issue to date, "Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye" #1 has reached an unprecedented level of quality.

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5.0
Champions #16

Jan 17, 2018

The pieces of this title are all interesting, but the characters are so similar in their dialogue that they start to drown each other out, making this an even bigger disappointment than it would have been otherwise.

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4.0
Champions #1.MU

Feb 22, 2017

Whitley's dialogue heavy script makes Champions #1.MU a snore while Brandt and Stein feel like they are developing an interesting style.

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8.0
Civil War II #0

May 19, 2016

Civil War II #0 is a really nice issue full of sweet and interesting character moments" if Bendis can add just enough plot to the proceedings, readers will be in for a treat in the months to come.

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6.0
Civil War II #8

Dec 28, 2016

There's plenty of other exciting things going at Marvel and big, exciting new books to enjoy to be overly disappointed in this finale, read on!

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8.0
Civil War II: The Oath #1

Jan 26, 2017

Do. Not. Miss. The Marvel Universe is paying off a HUGE storyline in this issue!

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8.0
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Jul 4, 2018

Cates and Burnett's Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 gives the fan-favorite hero his time in the spotlight!

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8.5
Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

Aug 6, 2018

"Cosmic Ghost Rider" #2 is another wonderfully absurd entry into the series.

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8.5
Cover (2018) #1

Sep 6, 2018

"Cover" #1's gorgeous artwork and strange sense of humor make the title a wonderful addition to Jinxworld!

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #15

Jan 16, 2017

The debut of the 'The Seventh Day' lives up to the epic title as Charles Soule finally plays some of his best hidden cards.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #19

Apr 20, 2017

Soule and Laming introduce readers into some bleak, introspective territory in "Daredevil" #18, calling on the very core of the blind lawyer.

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8.4
Daredevil (2015) #25

Aug 25, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.4 " “Daredevil” #25 continues to spin a wild new status quo shift directly into the ongoing series and maps out the next phase of the title.

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8.2
Daredevil (2015) #27

Oct 16, 2017

"Daredevil" #27 pushes the story surrounding Blindspot to a tense, nail-biting pressure point further instilling the book's strong sense of tone.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) #595

Nov 9, 2017

Daredevil #595 stumbles and takes a couple of bombastic leaps of logic in the new storyline which still features fantastic art and the classic current vibe of the book.

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8.6
Daredevil (2015) #601

Apr 23, 2018

"Daredevil" #601 is a fantastic introduction to the new status quo of Matt Murdock's life as the mayor of New York City.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #612

Nov 28, 2018

For a story that had a tough job at making some kind of finality and last statement on the character in a really short amount of time, Soule did an excellent job pulling the rug out from underneath readers at the last minute.

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8.0
Dark Days: The Forge #1

Jun 15, 2017

"Dark Days: The Forge" #1 asks the right questions and doesn't give away too much.

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7.5
Dark Nights: Metal #2

Sep 14, 2017

Unlike the disappointing first installment of the title, "Dark Nights: Metal" #2 starts to push the plot of the series forward while introducing both comedic and horror elements of the tale to the forefront.

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7.5
DC's Nuclear Winter Special #1

Nov 29, 2018

"DC Nuclear Winter Special" #1's strong framing device and obscure characters are more than the sum of their parts.

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8.0
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits #1

Apr 3, 2017

The "Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Annual" #1's wild, irreverent tone will demand your attention thanks to the beautiful art and surreal writing.

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8.3
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1

Jun 4, 2018

"Super Sons/Dynomutt and Blue Falcon Special" #1 is equal parts heart-wrenching and horrifying yet always fascinating!

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5.4
Dead Kings #1

Oct 25, 2018

While "Dead Kings" #1 carries an interesting personality, the script fails to make a strong first impression.

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4.0
Deadpool (2015) #1

Nov 6, 2015

My once a year obligation to reading a Deadpool #1 has been fulfilled.

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5.0
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again #1

Jul 6, 2017

So, while I was disappointed with what I view as wasted potential for a first issue, I'm looking forward to see how Deadpool dispatches our favorite heroes in the weeks to come.

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6.0
Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #1

Oct 19, 2017

This issue contains a flair courtesy of Henderson, but Logan and Deadpool's interactions need to have more weight if their conflicts going forward are to have an effect on readers.

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6.0
Deadpool: The Duck #1

Jan 4, 2017

I just assumed this concept would aggravate me, yet Deadpool the Duck made me a believer.

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8.0
Death of Hawkman #6

Mar 6, 2017

"Death of Hawkman" #6 ratchets up the tension of the series, paying off the journey of previous issues with a deadly conclusion.

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8.0
Death Of The Inhumans #5

Nov 7, 2018

This is a great new Inhumans mini-series.

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6.0
Death or Glory #2

Jun 7, 2018

"Death or Glory" #2 starts the build-up towards a deadly confrontation and continues to feature excellent artwork.

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8.3
Deathstroke (2016) #20

Jun 12, 2017

"Deathstroke" #20 executes the first steps of a new status quo and paints a bleak picture of the Wilson family along the way.

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8.5
Deathstroke (2016) #25

Nov 3, 2017

Final Verdict: 8.5 " “Deathstroke” #25 is an anniversary issue loaded with fascinating story elements and action that make the issue and series prove why this milestone has been earned.

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8.0
Deathstroke (2016) Annual #1

Feb 2, 2018

"Deathstroke Annual" #1 plays off Deathstroke's corruption of character and explores how he has damaged those surrounding him.

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10
Defenders (2011) #12

Nov 28, 2012

Even though Fraction's run on Defenders is an underappreciated gem it is not one to be missed by anybody. Do yourself a favor and read this series.

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5.5
Defenders (2017) #2

Jul 3, 2017

Despite stellar work from David Marquez, "Defenders" #2 is out of touch with the individual personalities of Marvel's Netflix heroes.

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8.0
Despicable Deadpool #287

Oct 12, 2017

Overall, this is a solid beginning of a new Deadpool storyline. But there isn't anything here that would turn new readers into believers; it's tried and true Deadpool.

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7.0
Despicable Deadpool #300

May 9, 2018

While I may be turned off from some of the more juvenile aspects of the book, there is a stronger than needed story here that will please longtime fans and tickle their funny bones with violent glee. Thanks for the laffs, Gerry!

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6.0
Detective Comics (2016) #954

Apr 17, 2017

Browse. Tynion seems almost ready to pump the gas towards a big conflict with the current League of Shadows storyline.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #967

Oct 26, 2017

"Detective Comics" #967 continues to evoke an emotional high for the series other comics can only dream of.

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8.5
Detective Comics (2016) #978

Apr 13, 2018

All the dominoes are falling into place in the pages of "Detective Comics" #978.

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5.5
Detective Comics (2016) #983

Jun 28, 2018

"Detective Comics" #983 is a slightly derivative start to a brand new era of "Detective Comics."

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5.9
Die #1

Dec 6, 2018

"Die" #1 ends shortly after establishing the premise for the series offering little payoff and lots of setup.

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8.0
Divinity III: Stalinverse: Shadowman #1

Feb 13, 2017

Wilson and Gill find a new way to establish Shadowman in the Valiant Universe as Kindt and Ryp get the chance to haunt your dreams.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #1.MU

Feb 16, 2017

I'm not sure why Monsters Unleashed hasn't applied this comics' fun and frenetic action to the overly-serious main series.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2018) #1

Jun 6, 2018

I really like Waid's direction and Saiz's artwork, but I hope the team establishes a strong supporting cast and a more compelling emotional hook in the issues to come.

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7.2
Doctor Strange: Damnation #3

Mar 26, 2018

Despite troubled art, "Doctor Strange: Damnation" #3 is a fun chapter providing plenty of insight into Marvel's resident oddballs.

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7.7
Doctor Strange: Damnation #4

Apr 30, 2018

"Dr. Strange Damnation" #4 is a formidable finale to one of Marvel's more risky and condensed crossover series!

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6.0
Domino (2018) #1

Apr 11, 2018

Even with good intentions and great energy, Domino doesn't shine above the rest of Marvel's crowded roster of titles.

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8.0
Doom Patrol (2016) #5

Mar 24, 2017

Doom Patrol #5 continues the wonder and charm this series evoked since the first issue!

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7.5
Doom Patrol (2016) #7

Jul 27, 2017

"Doom Patrol" #7 is a strong change of pace giving readers a chance to breath in a done-in-one issue featuring the indelible Michael and Laura Allred!

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7.7
Doom Patrol (2016) #12

Nov 2, 2018

"Doom Patrol" #12 is a touching final chapter to the series that may not deliver everything fans were looking for.

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4.0
Drax (2015) #1

Nov 6, 2015

This issue isn't unlikely to offend anyone, but I don't necessarily know who this is aimed at, either. Even fans of CM Punk may not find enough nuance to get interested in the adventures of Drax.

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8.0
Elektra (2017) #1

Feb 22, 2017

Elektra #1 steals the show thanks to Owens' tortured script and Cabal's lovely art.

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6.5
Extermination (2018) #4

Nov 5, 2018

"Extermination" #4 is a solid superhero title and evolution for the X-Men despite a few contrived story beats.

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4.0
Extraordinary X-Men #1

Nov 6, 2015

If you're looking for all the answers to your continuity problems, search elsewhere. If you are invested in the X-Men as a whole, this series is worth a look. The comic is probably not where new readers should be advised to start, either.

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7.0
Faith: Winter Wonderland Special #1

Dec 7, 2017

"Faith's Winter Wonderland Special" #1 is a festive look into Faith's solo adventures which should please old and new readers alike.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #1

Aug 8, 2018

I think right now this is essentially Fantastic Four Rebirth and right where these characters need to be at the moment. This issue was adequately grounded for me and had all the feels.

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8.0
Fantastic Four (2018) #2

Sep 12, 2018

Fantastic Four #2 feels like a first issue and does an excellent job introducing each member of the cast and filling the issue with an unabashed sense of delight. From every conceivable metric of quality, Fantastic Four #2 is excellent.

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8.2
Fantastic Four (2018) #3

Nov 19, 2018

"Fantastic Four" #3's emotionally potent script is made all the better thanks to the issue's gorgeous artwork.

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6.9
Firefly (2018) #1

Nov 15, 2018

Thanks to a solid script and good artwork, "Firefly" #1 is a solid return to comics for the beloved television series.

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5.9
First Strike #1

Aug 10, 2017

"First Strike" #1 is a cluttered reintroduction to the sprawling Hasbro Shared Universe.

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8.0
Flash (2016) #46

May 11, 2018

For devoted DC Comics readers "The Flash" #46 is a delightfully dense continuity paradox centered around Wally West.

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8.3
Flash (2016) #48

Jun 18, 2018

"The Flash" #48 is a heartfelt next chapter into the 'Flash War' storyline with a powerful finale.

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6.0
Gamora #1

Dec 21, 2016

There's potential in this troubled debut.

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8.0
Generation X (2017) #1

May 18, 2017

Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna bring the fun and the weird back into the X-Men with their new take on Generation X and the Xavier Institute for mutants who can't do powers good.

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8.5
Generation X (2017) #3

Jun 19, 2017

"Generation X" #3 promotes a new team of X-Men to the forefront!

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7.5
Generation X (2017) #8

Nov 13, 2017

"Generation X" #8 brings equal parts weird, X-Men and drama to hold the book together as one of the most delightful series to emerge from the ResurrXion.

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8.1
Generation X (2017) #86

Jan 22, 2018

The penultimate chapter of "Generation X" #86 is also the series' finest installment yet!

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8.0
Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

Aug 16, 2017

Everything about this issue was wonderful from the emotional stakes to the relationship quickly established between the two characters. Going forward Generations must live up to the strong level of quality established by this installment. Knowing the next chapter in the story is centered my favorite ongoing in the Marvel Universe makes me all the more excited.

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8.0
Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1

Aug 30, 2017

Generations: The Archers #1 is a success in displaying the vitality of the Generations concept.

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8.0
Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

Aug 10, 2017

I think for a Generations title this does everything it needs to. I would give the comic a solid buy. This issue is a great place for someone with a passing interest in the X-Men to really get in touch with what is currently going on in Jean Grey's life while getting the chance to touch on an old favorite version of the character. When you wrap the package up in R.B. Silva and Rachelle Rosenberg line-art and colors I am a happy Marvel fan.

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6.0
Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1

Sep 21, 2017

Generations: The Marvels #1 has beautiful art and teases an incredible premise but doesn't have the pages or concentration to follow-through on the big ideas.

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9.0
Green Lantern (2011) #17

Feb 20, 2013

The Green Lantern franchise has continued to evolve into something rife with potential and incredible. Geoff Johns along with writers Pete Tomasi and Tony Bedard have made this side of the Green Lantern universe endlessly exciting. Artist Doug Mahnke has crafted very unique imagery that will stick with the franchise in this next evolution and for years to come

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8.5
Green Lantern (2011) #18

Mar 8, 2013

This issue of Green Lantern was very effective in setting up the endgame of the series and still remaining interesting.

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10
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #0.1

Feb 27, 2013

Guardians Of The Galaxy 0.1 will haunt your dreams and leave you incredibly excited for the next issue. In serialized storytelling where a new issue is published monthly there is nothing more that you could possibly ask from a series. Get in on this Comic Book from the ground floor and discover this new cosmic side of the Marvel Universe.

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4.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #19

Apr 14, 2017

Sit Bendis' final issue of Guardians out and hope Marvel takes more chances with the launch of "All-New Guardians of the Galaxy" in May.

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6.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #146

Nov 2, 2017

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #146 is a welcome but inconsequential diversion for the series that maybe was mismatched by the amount of hype that readers have to surround the book and the big event storyline that the comic book is supposedly leading into.

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8.0
Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #150

Jan 3, 2018

A well, constructed and fitting end for this run, sprinkled with fantastic art, this issue of Guardians of the Galaxy closes the door on one era while opening one for the next.

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7.5
Hawkeye (2016) #6

May 8, 2017

After a slow first half, "Hawkeye" #6 gets into gear with an interesting supernatural mystery from Thompson and Walsh.

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7.5
Hawkeye (2016) #11

Oct 9, 2017

"Hawkeye" #11 closes out the series latest arc with heart while opening up potential new stories for later issues.

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6.0
Hawkeye (2016) #13

Dec 6, 2017

Whether you are a huge fan of the character or not, as long as you go in with some movie knowledge and understanding Kate is a younger Hawkeye not related to Clint I think this is a great comic to hook new readers on. This is something I wouldn't have a problem giving to open-minded comics readers.

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6.9
Hawkman (2018) #3

Aug 13, 2018

"Hawkman" #3 is a slightly dull, but well-paced next chapter into one of DC's most consistent ongoing series.

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6.0
Hercules (2015) #1

Nov 6, 2015

This book needs a few more issues to get into the Olympian heroes' new adventures.

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6.0
Howard The Duck (2015) #1

Nov 6, 2015

Zdarsky and company's new #1 with the character continued all the ongoing plot threads and barely introduced anything to readers who are just jumping on right now, making this a poor "first issue" read.

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8.0
Hulk (2016) #1

Dec 28, 2016

Hulk #1 gives Jennifer's life a new direction and personality and I can't wait to explore more of her post-Civil War II state of mind.

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6.0
Hunt For Wolverine #1

Apr 25, 2018

This could have been much, much worse than what it was. If you are a big X-Men fan or seriously in invested in Marvel continuity, feel free to pick this up. Otherwise, this is a browse.

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7.4
Hunt For Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda #1

May 14, 2018

"Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda" #1 is a light and enjoyable contribution to the "Hunt for Wolverine" storyline.

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4.9
Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor #1

May 28, 2018

"Hunt For Wolverine Mystery In Madripoor" #1 is a slightly enjoyable but inconsequential next chapter in the "Hunt for Wolverine" event storyline.

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8.0
Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1

May 3, 2018

Even with an absurd premise, "Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost" #1 is a delightfully strange tribute to some of the weirdest street-level heroes at Marvel.

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6.0
Iceman (2017) #1

Jun 9, 2017

Iceman is pleasant but doesn't stand out on a crowded rack of comics.

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6.0
Immortal Hulk #1

Jun 6, 2018

Ewing and Bennett do a solid job reinventing the character with a new tone, but the direction wasn't enough to win me over as someone who is not a Hulk or horror fan. If EC Comics, horror or The Hulk is your bread and butter, I would encourage you to give this a try.

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7.5
Indestructible Hulk #1

Nov 28, 2012

While Leinil Yu has some slick ultra detailed pencils the storytelling is not completely there in the talking head sequences which pretty much comprise most of the book. The action scenes are explosive and are rendered fantastically. Black and white preview pages for the series will make the reader appreciate the comic more because you can see every individual line that Yu carefully drew in. Even though the comic reads like a mission state from Bruce Banner there is some fun to be had here. Given Mark Waid's track record as of late it is worth trusting him to take you along for the ride. Even though this first issue isn't great it is bursting with potential.

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8.0
Infamous Iron Man #12

Oct 2, 2017

"Infamous Iron Man" #12 offers a smooth finish to a series-wide storyline and finally delivers on the promise of the strong idea at the core of the book.

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8.0
Infinity Countdown #1

Mar 7, 2018

All the elements in the story are unwieldy, huge, bombastic and amazing.

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8.0
Infinity Countdown #2

Apr 18, 2018

This story has entertained me every step of the way. The high points are the interlude and epilogue and I'm fascinated to see how all of this will tie together with the main Guardians plot thread.

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8.0
Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1

Feb 8, 2018

This was a huge winner on so many levels and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone even somewhat interested in the character.

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8.0
Infinity Countdown: Prime #1

Feb 21, 2018

Infinity Countdown: Prime #1 is a humorous, yet bleak and epic entry that will defy all of your expectations for the upcoming Marvel event!

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7.4
Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1

May 21, 2018

"Infinity Countdown: Daredevil" #1 is an oddly endearing Infinity Countdown rabbit hole starring someone who will likely not play much of a role in the series' larger context.

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4.0
Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1

May 16, 2018

The lack of any clear purpose or narrative thrust makes following the adventures of Matt Murdock a frustrating endeavor to say the least.

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6.0
Infinity Wars (2018) #1

Aug 1, 2018

It is more of a guilty pleasure for me at this point though. It is a giant stew of everything I love. If Duggan does not narrow his focus in the coming installments and really start to give out a motivation and story structure, even I may not be able to hang on much longer.

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6.8
Infinity Wars (2018) #3

Sep 17, 2018

"Infinity Wars" #3 is a wild, mismatched and slightly tedious issue that still manages to entertain and carry a lot of momentum for the overall direction of the title.

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8.0
Infinity Wars (2018): Prime #1

Jul 25, 2018

Infinity Wars: Prime #1 is the most fun you can have with a Marvel event.

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6.0
Inhumans Prime #1

Mar 29, 2017

I have no clue what lies ahead for the Royal family and what this issue means for the Inhumans as a whole.

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8.0
Inhumans: Judgement Day #1

Jan 25, 2018

If you are at all interested in seeing the end of a status quo for the Inhumans make sure to pick up this epilogue to Royals.

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8.0
Inhumans: Once And Future Kings #1

Aug 10, 2017

If you give Inhumans: The Once and Future King #1 your time and money you will be rewarded by complex writing and art and a fascinating look at the early days of the Inhuman royalty.

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7.5
Inhumans: Once And Future Kings #2

Sep 8, 2017

While it may not reach the exciting heights of the debut issue, "Inhumans: Once and Future Kings" #2 is still so good the comic will make you care about the Inhumans.

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8.0
IvX #2

Jan 11, 2017

I read some painfully half-baked and underdeveloped comic book events in 2016. I read storylines that were close to breaking chains of logic or stories that had too many characters or factions of team to convey a focused idea. I read events that were not paced correctly, stories that had nothing new to say about characters and events that missed key moments of drama that would have made an event storyline excel. Inhumans Vs. X-Men has not fallen into any of those traps yet and really has a unique potential to push both franchises forward" and it has wonderful artwork!

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8.0
IvX #6

Mar 8, 2017

Soule and Lemire close out their Inhumans and X-Men event with an emotional finale.

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6.0
Jean Grey #1

May 3, 2017

Jean Grey #1 misses a couple of big character moments and looks like set dressing until the comic teases a big character moment. A mixed bag that huge X-Men and Victor Ibanez might really enjoy.

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6.0
Jean Grey #11

Jan 31, 2018

Jean Grey #11 has good ideas but doesn't properly follow-up on the twist seen the last issue and also fails to justify why having two Jean's is a good idea.

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6.5
John Carter: The End #1

Feb 10, 2017

Sherman steals the show, but Wood and Coxs minimalistic script in John Carter: The End needs to pick up in future installments.

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5.9
Justice League (2018) #6

Aug 20, 2018

Even though "Justice League" #6 is filled with too many caption boxes, the strong art and pacing make this installment a solid contribution to Snyder's run.

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7.8
Justice League (2018) #8

Sep 20, 2018

"Justice League" #8's fascinating portrayal of Lex Luthor makes for a solid, more contained entry into the series.

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8.3
Justice League Dark (2018) #3

Oct 1, 2018

"Justice League Dark" #3 is a creepy, strongly written and drawn conclusion to the eventful "The Last Age of Magic" storyline.

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5.0
Justice League of America (2017) #2

Mar 10, 2017

Orlandos physically daunting villains dont take advantage of what this new Justice League of America team is capable of, as Watanabe has the impossible task of filling the shoes of Ivan Reis.

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8.0
Justice League: No Justice #2

May 17, 2018

"Justice League: No Justice" #2 is a chaotic, endearing follow-up chapter to DC's ambitious new Justice League storyline.

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6.7
Justice League: Odyssey #3

Dec 3, 2018

Despite inconsistent artwork, "Justice League Odyssey" #3 briskly establishes relationships between the cast members of the team and a new conflict.

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7.0
Kamandi Challenge #2

Feb 23, 2017

"The Kamandi Challenge" #2 is a surreal visual feast where Adams and Tomasi seem to find delight in chaos!

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8.0
Kingpin (2017) #1

Feb 8, 2017

Kingpin #1 feels like the perfect platform for Rosenberg and Torres in the Marvel Universe. The writer is truly able to channel some dark thoughts into a complex narrative that isn't quite as simple as the character's Civil War II mini-series. Torres gets to utilize style with unsettling psychological horror that will show readers how great of a talent he is in the first place. This Running with the Devil series is a wonderful intersection of art and style in the Marvel Universe.

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8.0
Legion (2018) #1

Jan 25, 2018

There's certainly enough goodwill bought in these pages to merit this comic to be a BUY for me. Going forward, I would love for the team to shoot for the moon and keep their strong focus.

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4.0
Lockjaw (2018) #1

Feb 28, 2018

Lockjaw #1 toys with a couple neat ideas but leads me to wonder if I need to come back for the next issue of the series.

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8.8
Lucifer (2018) #1

Oct 18, 2018

"Lucifer" #1 excels thanks to an excellent set of pencils paired with a grounded script and sharp sense of humor.

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8.0
Magnus #1

Jun 8, 2017

"Magnus" #1 shows off a foreboding vision of the future.

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7.2
Marvel Knights: 20th #2

Nov 26, 2018

"Marvel Knights" #2 is a paranoid exploration into the gritty underbelly of Marvel's street-level heroes.

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6.0
Marvel Rising: Ms. Marvel/Squirrel Girl #1

Aug 1, 2018

Overall, this latest Marvel Rising outing is an imperfect jaunt, but hopefully is starting to get everything lined up for the final issue of the run.

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6.0
Marvel Two-In-One #1

Dec 20, 2017

There were many great moments in this comic, and I want people to check it out. If they want to go the extra leap, they should be ready to invest in something which may not meet their expectations!

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7.7
Marvel Two-In-One #5

Apr 9, 2018

"Marvel Two-in-One" #5 is an enjoyable diversion into an odd, unwieldy alternative Universe with an expertly illustrated level of polish.

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8.0
Master of Kung Fu (2017) #126

Nov 9, 2017

This isn't the dark ages anymore (we all live in that reality every day). So, why not just sit back, relax, and enjoy the antics of Shang-Chi for a humorous ride of thrills and martial art buffoonery?

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5.5
Master of Kung Fu (2017) #126

Nov 10, 2017

"Master of Kung Fu" #126 is a cute, slightly problematic take on Shang-Chi wrapped up in magnificent artwork.

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8.5
Masters Of The Universe: The Origin Of Skeletor #1

Nov 1, 2012

With Frazer Irving coloring and inking his own art there isn't a panel in the comic book that looks strange. His art is extremely consistent and colored in a superb fashion. The only true nitpick of his style is the fact that the images lack fluidity in most cases. In the sense that they seem static as if nothing is moving.The series has already built a strong foundation in a big important villain, if execution can stay this dynamic we could be looking at the He-Man reboot that finally sticks.

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8.0
Mockingbird #1

Mar 10, 2016

Mockingbird #1 is overloaded with personality and unique approach to storytelling. I'm tempted to call Cain a rising star over at Marvel, but her fiction output extends into the '90s with a litany of novels" to that extent, I think it makes sense why this comic reads like it's written by someone with confidence even though she has only a few credits in the comics medium.

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6.0
Monsters Unleashed #1

Jan 19, 2017

While this first issue certainly isn't bad, the package feels unsubstantial and sort of meaningless for the high volume of cash this comic is priced at.

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4.0
Monsters Unleashed #2

Feb 7, 2017

All-New X-Men #1.MU can't rise above the issue's low production value.

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4.0
Monsters Unleashed #5

Mar 15, 2017

Monsters Unleashed stumbles at the finish line with an uninspired storyline

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4.0
Monsters Unleashed (2017) #1

Apr 19, 2017

Monster's Unleashed "unleashes" another bland ongoing into the Marvel publishing slate.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2016) #1

Apr 15, 2016

Moon Knight #1 does a lot of things right, especially in how the comic characterizes the lead hero while asking some interesting new questions about him. The comic takes the impeccable sense of style and presentation that went into the last run and weaves a new story thread out of it. This comic book does not seem like a brand new take on the character that avoids all previous continuity, but it does shake things up within the context of what came before.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2017) #188

Nov 9, 2017

Moon Knight #188 was a haunting debut which kept me on my toes with chilling art and a script loaded with surprises.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2017) #189

Dec 1, 2017

"Moon Knight" #189 redefines Marc Spector and his personalities while pitting Spector against a captivating new villain.

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8.0
Moon Knight (2017) #200

Oct 24, 2018

The issue is an ending, not a beginning. I definitely would not advise anyone to start reading here. I think this is a pretty strong script capping off another interesting Moon Knight run. While I wish some of these runs would be longer.

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5.2
Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #1

Apr 2, 2018

Rather than being the fresh start the series needed, "Mother Panic: Gotham A.D." #1 continues to be a vague but well-drawn alternative-flavored superhero series.

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8.0
Ms. Marvel (2015) #1

Nov 20, 2015

Ms. Marvel is in a good place right now " author G. Willow Wilson has a great handle on her solo adventures.

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8.0
New Avengers (2013) #1

Jan 2, 2013

The Black Panther goes through a character arc in these mere 24 pages. He starts a man skeptical to the ways of Steve Rogers and the rest of these New Avengers but leaves with a sense of purpose. A new villain shows up and threatens the nation of Wakanda while leaving the Panther nothing short of desperate. The Panther fails to even pursue the evil pair of unnamed super villains that threatened his home. Hickman impresses further by giving the book a touch of graphic design which makes his comic feel cinematic. Pages like the reveal of the name of his first New Avengers arc not only are a well placed breath from the story but also serve as a stunning sight to behold. Many Marvel books could take away some of these new sensibilities from Hickman. Overall New Avengers #1 is a stunning book to behold and a Marvel Now! book to watch in the future.

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8.5
New Avengers (2013) #2

Jan 16, 2013

Playing up Marvel Now! continuity and referencing the death of Charles Xavier is nothing short of genius. I look forward to this current band of New Avengers going to the ends of the universe to find the hiding spot of the last infinity gem and assembling the one and only infinity gauntlet. Luckily we have Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting taking us along on their ride through the impossible.

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9.0
New Avengers (2013) #4

Mar 21, 2013

Steve Epting, Frank D Armata, and Rick Magyar once again convey the bleak world of New Avengers in an interesting way. The art sells many of the very dark and dramatic scenes of the issue. The black backgrounds are very eerie, and the characters demand your attention when they speak behind them. The Black Panthers eyes always contain a creepy, unsettling blue that Armata makes interesting. At times faces can look somewhat strange coming from Epting. All around the art team continues their consistently stellar job on the title.

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6.0
New Mutants: Dead Souls #1

Mar 14, 2018

I appreciated Adam Gorham's art and how natural the series feel overall, but the comic is a little loose artistically. Lots of the lines and edges are rounded off and there are tons of strange angles which were difficult for me to look at.

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6.0
Nighthawk #1

May 25, 2016

Everything in the story is a wonderful prelude to a disturbing last page"saying anymore would spoil an entirely fun chapter of this quirky and exciting book. This character has been considered a joke in certain circles of Marvel readers, but perhaps as fans move towards this issue, his frayed reputation will be altered.

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7.5
Ninjak #25

Mar 30, 2017

Colin King's latest adventure is getting started on the right foot in "Ninjak" #25

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8.0
Nova (2015) #1

Nov 6, 2015

This is a strong first showing " I'm happy to read what's next.

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7.0
Old Man Hawkeye #1

Jan 11, 2018

This is more worthy of a follow-up to Old Man Logan than anything Marvel has published since the Secret Wars mini.

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8.0
Old Man Logan (2016) #31

Nov 30, 2017

For fans of any Logan related ephemera, this book is a winner on so many levels. The art is unparalleled in its sense to break from the norm, the writing conjures and encompasses the best of noir and Yakuza literature, and the little details will keep readers coming back for me. Old Man Logan #31 is a triumph of mainstream comic artistry.

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7.0
Optimus Prime #3

Jan 27, 2017

"Optimus Prime" finds a solid groove but forgets to push the plot forward.

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8.0
Optimus Prime #9

Jul 13, 2017

"Optimus Prime" #9 is a haunting look at what could have been for the emotionally devastated Earth-based Transformers team.

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6.9
Optimus Prime #15

Jan 18, 2018

"Optimus Prime" #15 fills readers in on politics, mythology and a villain ready to punch some Autobots.

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6.9
Optimus Prime #18

Apr 19, 2018

"Optimus Prime" #18 is a dark, dreary origin story for a fascinating new/old Transformers antagonist arriving just in time to finish the continuity!

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7.9
Optimus Prime #25

Nov 23, 2018

off for a dense shared Universe of comics that will be missed.

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4.0
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300

Feb 28, 2018

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 offers a mildly amusing story but doesn't bring the substance Marvel readers are looking for.

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8.3
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #301

Mar 19, 2018

"Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man" #301 is boldly irreverent and irresistibly beautiful.

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8.3
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #1

Jun 25, 2018

"Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual" #1 carries an innovative and hilarious main feature worth the price of admission.

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8.0
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #1

Dec 27, 2017

X-Men fans are not going to want to miss this promising debut.

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6.0
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #5

Jan 31, 2018

Phoenix Resurrection #5 has good intentions and two wonderful scenes but carries lots of baggage & struggles to answer why Grey had to come back.

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5.0
Plastic Man (2018) #1

Jun 15, 2018

"Plastic Man" #1 has a couple great moments for Eel O'Brian but fails to deliver a story worthy of his charm.

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6.0
Power Pack (2017) #63

Nov 2, 2017

Overall, Power Pack #63 was a fun, if insubstantial, issue. There's not much too it, but for those that crave more adventures with the Powers' kids, then this will be a good one for you.

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6.0
Punisher (2016) #1

May 5, 2016

There is nothing inherently with Cloonan's narrative in The Punisher #1, but I worry that this comic has nothing new to say about Frank Castle or The Punisher. It feels like the book is drowning in its influences.

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8.0
Quicksilver: No Surrender #1

May 16, 2018

Quicksilver: No Surrender #1 is an entertaining first issue about a complicated protagonist. This series spins out of the events of Avengers: No Surrender, but is still perfectly accessible for new readers (like me), and only briefly mentions previous events before getting into its own story. It's a solid beginning for the series.

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7.0
Renato Jones: Season 2 #1

May 12, 2017

"Renato Jones Season 2" #1 is a visual feast oozing with violence, style and a razor-thin plot.

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7.5
Revolutionaries #1

Jan 23, 2017

Barber and Ossio's second try at expanding the Hasbro Universe is the charm!

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7.0
Revolutionaries #2

Feb 27, 2017

Barber's messy "Revolutionaries" #2 script is a still a breeze to read with slick Ossio's visuals.

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8.0
Rise of the Black Panther (2018) #1

Jan 3, 2018

Rise of the Black Panther #1 is a whole lot more fun than your average history lesson.

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7.5
Rise of the Black Panther (2018) #2

Feb 12, 2018

"Rise of the Black Panther" #2 is a great retelling of Black Panther's origin story with a solid foundation and inconsistent artwork.

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8.3
Rise of the Black Panther (2018) #5

May 7, 2018

Rise of the Black Panther" #5 has a few interesting lessons for T'Challa to learn.

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6.8
Robotech #1

Aug 3, 2017

"Robotech" #1 takes on too much and doesn't accomplish enough in the series's debut issue.

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6.0
Rocket Raccoon (2016) #1

Dec 28, 2016

Rocket Raccoon delivers biting satire on modern culture that likely won't connect with every reader in his new ongoing series.

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8.0
ROM vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #1

Jul 21, 2017

"Rom Vs Transformers: Shining Armor" #1 is the first bold example to make an argument for the existence of IDW's shared Hasbro Universe.

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7.5
ROM vs. Transformers: Shining Armor #3

Sep 28, 2017

"Rom Vs Transformers: Shining Armor" #3 dials up the tension with two groups of villains closing in on the Autobots and Spaceknights.

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6.0
Royals #1

Apr 5, 2017

Royals isn't the series to convert new Inhumans fans, but it could invigorate the franchise in future issues.

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8.0
S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #6

Jun 14, 2018

The end of Hickman and Weaver's Marvel masterwork will keep you guessing until the final page.

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7.5
Scarlet (2018) #1

Aug 30, 2018

"Scarlet" #1's unconventional storytelling decisions and artwork is a great way to launch the second title of Jinxworld.

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8.0
Secret Empire #0

Apr 19, 2017

The dominoes start falling in this meticulously planned issue!

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8.0
Secret Empire #1

May 3, 2017

Secret Empire delivers as Spencer and McNiven devote the time and attention to their craft to deliver on the absurd premise baked within this massive crossover.

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7.5
Secret Empire #2

May 22, 2017

"Secret Empire" #2 is filled with creativity and passion, getting readers ready of the next steps of the Marvel Universe.

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7.5
Secret Empire #6

Jul 24, 2017

Even with too many artists and a muddled story, "Secret Empire" 6 still has enough great Iron man moments to enchant even the most cynical comics reader with awe.

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8.0
Secret Empire #10

Aug 30, 2017

The tale may be light on surprises but with a story this well drawn containing such a strong emotional punch, I'm willing to look the other way and be happy with how this mega-event turned out. The publisher took one hell of a chance with this comic and watching how the story unfolded proved to be more entertaining than any event since the masterful Secret Wars.

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7.9
Shade, the Changing Woman #1

Mar 12, 2018

"Shade, the Changing Woman" #1 doesn't change all that much different from the previous series and continues to be one of Young Animal's brightest stars!

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5.5
Shadowman (2018) #1

Mar 29, 2018

"Shadowman" #1 feels like a generic, mundane superhero comic with competent art.

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7.7
Sideways #2

Mar 15, 2018

"Sideways" #2 adds a greater sense of ambition to the series' overall formula from an artistic and scripting standpoint.

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7.5
Sideways #6

Jul 16, 2018

"Sideways" #6 is a great new installment featuring an ending that could change Derek's life forever!

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6.0
Silver Surfer (2016) #3

Apr 15, 2016

Flip through it for the pretty pictures.

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8.0
Silver Surfer (2016) #14

Oct 26, 2017

Even as a lapsed fan, Silver Surfer elicited a strong emotional response"if you quit reading the run early, make sure to circle back to the end!

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8.0
Sovereigns #1

May 19, 2017

"The Sovereigns" #1 brings home a pulse-pounding, neo-noir look at a group of classic heroes.

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4.0
Spider-Geddon #1

Oct 10, 2018

This is aggressively mandated corporate-owned comics that don't care if you are having a good time.

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4.0
Spider-Man (2016) #12

Jan 11, 2017

This volume of Amazing Spider-Man seems so unfocused and adding Spider-Gwen to the mix makes this comic meander towards nothing-ness in a lacking, uninspired manner.

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5.9
Spider-Man (2016) Annual #1

Aug 10, 2018

Man Annual" #1 teases a bright future for Miles Morales stories.

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6.0
Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU

Jan 26, 2017

This is a nice story even if it wears a little thin by the end outstaying its welcome.

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6.0
Spider-Woman (2015) #1

Nov 20, 2015

Dennis Hopeless' Spider-Woman series has a new angle " it's even adding that new angle into the old angle.

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7.0
Spider-Woman (2015) #15

Jan 30, 2017

Spider-Woman's immediate charm is infectious, even if this issue does a cheepen past plot points.

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8.0
Squadron Supreme (2015) #1

Dec 16, 2015

Wonderful art, smart writing and a fulfilling premise.

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7.8
Star Trek vs. Transformers #1

Sep 27, 2018

filled fun for fans of the original incarnation of the Star Trek and Transformers properties.

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8.0
Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1

Apr 15, 2016

While this comic is only a one-off, getting the Starman creative team to sign off on a Star Wars ongoing series would be a blessing from the publisher after reading this comic.

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6.0
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1

Apr 8, 2016

While this story might be missing a little something, I wouldn't mind digging into this corner of the Star Wars Universe monthly. With the last page cliffhanger, there's always room for next month's issue to really mine the conflict from the story. Chris Eliopoulos' extra story was extraordinarily charming and worthy of the additional page count in the series.

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8.0
Star-Lord #1

Nov 20, 2015

Humphries has a unique angle on Star-Lord " Garron's art is lovely.

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6.0
Star-Lord (2016) #1

Dec 21, 2016

Despite the fact that the first issue is stuck in the confines of a premise devoid of logic and features another hero acting slightly out-of-character, I can't help but see the potential and beautiful artwork in Star-Lord amounting to a solid series in either the next issue or in the immediate future.

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6.0
Starbrand and Nightmask #1

Dec 16, 2015

I'm not really sure what I just read, and to be honest, it wasn't bad. Unfortunately, this is not the version of Nightmask and Starbrand for me.

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5.5
Superman (2016) #26

Jul 10, 2017

Despite some good intentions and solid art, "Superman" #26 prefers to tell instead of show.

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7.9
Superman (2016) #33

Oct 19, 2017

Final Verdict: 7.9 " “Superman” #33 has a point to make about Lex Luthor and is using the New Gods to say it!

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8.0
Superman (2016) #40

Feb 8, 2018

"Superman" #40 is an impressive way for Robinson to join DC's flagship title.

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6.0
Swordquest #1

Jun 22, 2017

After a strong prequel issue, "Swordquest" #1 stumbles at the gate instead of kicking off what's next for Pete and the quest.

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8.0
Tales of Suspense #100

Dec 20, 2017

Tales of Suspense #100 is filled with espionage and Hawkeye's trademark sense of humor.

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8.8
Tales of Suspense #101

Feb 5, 2018

"Tales of Suspense" #101 is a fantastic second outing for the series only slightly marred by a predictable ending easily forgiven thanks to beautiful artwork and an amusing sense of humor.

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2.9
Teen Titans (2016) #20

Jul 26, 2018

"Teen Titans" #20 is a troubled, generic and cynical start to a new era of the title.

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5.0
Tekken #1

May 4, 2017

"Tekken" #1 tries to do to much in one issue and is bogged down by creators still learning their craft.

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6.8
Thanos (2016) #7

Jun 5, 2017

"Thanos" #7 takes a chance but doesn't commit to the interesting new direction.

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8.8
Thanos (2016) #15

Jan 29, 2018

"Thanos" #15 has a wicked sense of humor and a bleak outlook on the villain who almost won. Read this book.

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8.3
Thanos (2016) #18

Apr 16, 2018

Thanos" #18 Smartly closes out a wonderful arc of the series and the Thanos ongoing title. This is a fairly essential read if you interested in this character.

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8.0
Thanos Legacy #1

Sep 5, 2018

Thanos Legacy features a pair of interesting stories worthy of a BUY for Cates fans looking for the next chapter of the 'Thanos Wins' story.

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6.5
The Avenging Spider-Man #15.1

Dec 24, 2012

Vast problems still lie in this new Spider-Man universe. Yost has shown readers a way that The Superior Spider-Man could possibly work as an ongoing title. The more jaded comic book fan would still have the opinion that after 700 issues there is a better way to start the title fresh than killing Peter Parker and having Doctor Octopus butcher the legacy of Spider-Man. A new character would have served the title just fine along with the legacy of the comic book.

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8.0
The Best Defense: Namor #1

Dec 5, 2018

I liked this issue. I feel like it had lofty goals and a ton of ambition, succeeding on multiple levels.

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4.0
The Clone Conspiracy #5

Feb 16, 2017

Between Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy's been-there, done-that premise and muddled final issue, there's only so much room for the compelling plot and art Slott and Cheung have built a career out of.

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4.0
The Clone Conspiracy: Omega #1

Mar 1, 2017

You can go ahead and let your clone read this one.

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8.0
The Demon: Hell is Earth #1

Nov 23, 2017

"The Demon: Hell is Earth" #1 shows off the horror-infused pencils of Brad Walker and introduces Andrew Constant's sharp dialogue writing to the DC Universe.

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6.0
The Infinity Entity #1

Mar 10, 2016

It's never been easy to follow Starlin's grandiose Thanos saga, but this is close to a breaking point for me. If next issue doesn't start clearing up the narrative I'm dangerously close to checking out and just waiting for The Infinity Finale.

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4.0
The Mighty Captain Marvel #0

Dec 21, 2016

This issue only offers the slightest hints at Carol's psyche" something that I'm truly yearning to dig deep into as Civil War II winds down. Thus, unfortunately, at this moment in time, it's hard to call this comic anything but perplexing and strange. The losses of Civil War II are adding up and the person who should be effected the most is Carol Danvers.

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4.0
The Mighty Captain Marvel #1

Jan 19, 2017

This new volume of Captain Marvel glides right by Civil War II, attempting to move Carol Danvers' life in a more classic direction but not introducing anything noteworthy about the character.

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8.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #1

Nov 20, 2015

Jason Aaron's Thor saga has been the strongest take on the character since J. Michael Straczynski's " an issue proving that Jane Foster is just as interesting as Thor herself.

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8.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #15

Jan 11, 2017

While this issue is perfectly accessible to new readers of The Mighty Thor, why would you want to miss an issue of my favorite Marvel comic currently on the stands?

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8.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #18

May 1, 2017

"The Mighty Thor" #18 is still an effortlessly fantastic series made stronger (and stranger) this week with the epic scope and inclusion of Quentin Quire.

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8.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #20

Jun 21, 2017

THE MIGHTY THOR #20 is a bleak and fascinating new direction for the Thor franchise.

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8.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #700

Oct 19, 2017

The Mighty Thor #700 is a beautifully illustrated and written anniversary issue which celebrates why readers love Marvel's Gods of Thunder.

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7.5
The Mighty Thor (2015) #701

Nov 20, 2017

"The Mighty Thor" #701 mixes up the formula with big action that doesn't quite capitalize on the series' consistent level of sustained greatness.

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8.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #705

Mar 21, 2018

The Mighty Thor #705 is a heartbreaking climax to one of the greatest Thor epics ever told.

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9.0
The Mighty Thor (2015) #706

Apr 25, 2018

The powerful script and wonderful artwork lead The Mighty Thor #706 to the gates of Valhalla and into Marvel's ISSUE OF THE YEAR (so far).

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8.0
The Once And Future Queen #1

Mar 3, 2017

Brokenshire, Kirkbride and Knave immerse readers in the duality of fantasy and everyday life with a thoughtful tone in "The Once and Future Queen" #1.

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7.0
The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2

Mar 27, 2017

Francavilla delivers on the promise of incredible craft that comes with working on The Spirit even though his plot is undercooked in this follow-up issue.

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7.5
The Terrifics #4

May 24, 2018

"The Terrifics" #4 is an ambitious shift in scope for the title bearing astonishingly detailed artwork.

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8.0
The Unstoppable Wasp #1

Jan 4, 2017

Highest possible recommendation. Buy it twice.

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8.0
The Unstoppable Wasp #2

Feb 6, 2017

The Unstoppable Wasp doesn't skip a beat in a second issue loaded with sleek visuals and undeniable charm.

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7.0
The Unworthy Thor #5

Mar 23, 2017

While this mini-series ultimately didn't take the Odinson where I wanted him to go after over a year of patience from readers, it still delivered on the promise of a good story with some really solid artwork.

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5.3
Thor (2018) #2

Jul 2, 2018

"Thor" #2 is a solid but quiet follow-up to the debut issue, lacking the tension of the Jane Foster-led series.

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7.5
Thor (2018) #5

Sep 24, 2018

"Thor" #5 is a striking dystopian tribute to two of the greatest heroes Marvel ever published.

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4.0
Thunderbolts (2016) #1

May 5, 2016

The plot in this issue moves far too fast and the individual characters don't get enough story beats to establish where their personal journeys are beginning. On some level, I'm curious to know if Zub is crafting the narrative like this with intent, as the story reads as 90s as Malin's art looks.

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7.9
Transformers vs. The Visionaries #1

Jan 4, 2018

"Transformers vs The Visionaries" #1 is a solid next step into the Transformers world, filled with tense political intrigue.

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6.8
Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel #1

Jul 9, 2018

"Transformers Bumblebee Movie Prequel: From Cybertron With Love" #1 breaks the tradition of the films and offers quality Transformers entertainment!

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6.8
Transformers: Lost Light #2

Feb 3, 2017

Roberts and Lawrence take a middling detour on the Lost Light crews battle to get their ship back.

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8.0
Transformers: Lost Light #5

May 15, 2017

"Transformers: Lost Light" #5 brings action, great character moments and answers all in the span of one issue in the series thanks to the talent of James Roberts and Jack Lawrence.

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9.0
Transformers: Lost Light #10

Oct 23, 2017

"Transformers: Lost Light" #10 is a devastating portrait into the aftershocks of PTSD.

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7.2
Transformers: Lost Light #25

Nov 12, 2018

"Transformers Lost Light" #25 is a strong finale to a fan-favorite Transformers title packed with great character beats and resolutions to old plot threads.

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6.8
Transformers: Robots In Disguise Annual #2017

Mar 13, 2017

The "Transformers 2017 Annual" #1 brings home character moments ranging from tedious to beautiful in both story and art.

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8.9
Transformers: Till All Are One Annual #1

Dec 21, 2017

"Transformers: Till All Are One Annual" #2 finally strikes the perfect balance between the intrigue of a post-Starscream Cybertron and the politics of robots.

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4.3
Transformers: Unicron #1

Jul 12, 2018

"Transformers: Unicron" #1 is a dull debut lacking focus and personality an event comic needs.

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8.4
Trinity (2016) Annual #1

Jun 2, 2017

Williams and March bring out the dark side of the DC Universe that you've been waiting for!

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8.0
U.S.Avengers #1

Jan 4, 2017

Give this one a shot, you won't be sorry.

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6.5
U.S.Avengers #3

Feb 20, 2017

Ewing provides little closure and the art awkwardly shifts hand in the finale of "U.S.Avengers'" first story-arc.

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6.9
U.S.Avengers #11

Oct 30, 2017

"U.S.Avengers" #11 is whirlwind of cool comics ideas doled out in a rapid clip that doesn't stick.

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6.0
Unbelievable Gwenpool #1

Apr 15, 2016

Marvel's new Gwenpool ongoing is derivative, but perfectly viable for current Deadpool readers looking for an additional fix.

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9.0
Uncanny Avengers #1

Oct 16, 2012

While The Scarlet Witch whisked away all of the Avengers and killed many mutants, her persecution by the X-Men feels slightly heavy handed. However, the animosity between Rogue and Scarlet Witch leads to formidable dialogue. The slap delivered by Rogue is a bit much and paints her character in a strangely immature light. Thankfully an explosion bursts out which features the fantastically creepy group of villains brought to fruition by Remender's twisted mind. The last page is a haunting cliffhanger that will give a good scare. If this debut is any indication of what Uncanny Avengers will be then we may have something special among the Avengers titles.

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6.0
Uncanny Inhumans #1.MU

Feb 8, 2017

This is the closest a tie-in issue has come to delivering the goods from Monsters Unleashed.

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5.5
Uncanny X-Men (2018) #4

Dec 10, 2018

If you overlook minimal artistic detail and convenient plotting, "Uncanny X-Men" #4 is a solid, high-stakes issue.

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7.0
Vampirella (2017) #1

Mar 17, 2017

With an unbalanced first half and an interesting take on futuristic politics, Broxton and Cornell kick off a wild story in "Vampirella" #1.

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4.0
Venom (2016) #150

May 25, 2017

Venom #150 is a disappointing milestone in the life of Eddie Brock.

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5.0
Venom (2018) Annual #1

Oct 22, 2018

"Venom Annual" #1 carries a good idea and strong artwork with subpar execution.

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8.0
Vision #1

Nov 6, 2015

I guarantee this new version of The Vision will keep readers guessing until the last page.

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4.0
Weapon X (2017) #1

Apr 13, 2017

There's nothing about this X-Force clone separating it from the pack.

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8.0
Weirdworld (2015) #1

Dec 16, 2015

If you like good comics you like Weirdworld.

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7.8
Wild Storm #1

Feb 16, 2017

"The Wild Storm" #1 succeeds where others have failed with great character interaction and dynamic art, but the creative team arguably bit off more than they could chew with a huge supporting cast of characters.

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8.5
Wild Storm #5

Jun 26, 2017

"The Wild Storm" #5 pulls disparate threads of the past few issues together to show off the fascinating ensemble cast filling out this great new series.

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8.0
Wild Storm #9

Nov 17, 2017

"The Wild Storm" #9 switches up the series' familiar formula for a thrilling and violent diversion.

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9.3
Wild Storm #15

Jul 19, 2018

"The Wild Storm" #15 pushes the boundaries of comics with a wild action sequence you can't miss!

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8.0
Winter Soldier (2018) #1

Dec 5, 2018

Buy this book for solid writing, interesting art, and an intriguing new direction for a beloved character.

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7.7
Wonder Woman (2016) #23

May 26, 2017

Final Verdict: 7.7: “Wonder Woman” #23 delivers quality narrative and visuals but is a structural oddity.

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8.0
Wonder Woman (2016) #25

Jun 29, 2017

"Wonder Woman" #25 closes out a massive run with a near perfect ending.

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6.8
Wonder Woman (2016) #32

Oct 13, 2017

Final Verdict: 6.8 " “Wonder Woman” #32 is an enigma, teasing a premise and threat that feels opaque.

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7.8
Wonder Woman (2016): Witching Hour #1

Oct 4, 2018

"Wonder Woman And Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour" #1 is an ambitious and beautiful next chapter of "Justice League Dark" taking on a larger scope.

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8.0
X-23 (2018) #1

Jul 11, 2018

This is without a doubt one of the strongest debuts I have seen from Marvel following 'A Fresh Start.'

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8.8
X-23 (2018) #3

Sep 3, 2018

"X-23" #3 effortlessly connects the dots from previous issues while adding an impressive level of intrigue to the narrative.

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6.0
X-Men '92 (2016) #1

Mar 31, 2016

While this isn't a bad start for Bowers, Sims or Firmansyah " I can't help but hope that Marvel is going to push this series further into the unknown, places that these characters have never been pushed towards in the Marvel Universe. With the writers of this issue already blending concepts from the traditional X-Universe and creating new villains, maybe readers are only a few issues away from some groundbreaking material. I know I'm waiting with bated breath.

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6.0
X-Men Prime #1

Mar 29, 2017

There's a few status quo shifts and some nice art here, but I'm still looking for a reason to invest in these characters again.

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8.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #1

Apr 13, 2017

While this issue is very, very far from perfect, X-Men fans are not going to want to miss this surprising back half of X-Men Blue #1.

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6.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #1

Apr 5, 2017

Comics fans might say they want a back-to-basics approach with the X-Men, but this issue in particular doesn't take enough risks. There's not enough development in this issue pushing the franchise forward and showing what's next for these characters. This team of X-Men so closely resembles the Claremont and Cockrum/Byrne X-Men team that readers might be tempted to dismiss X-Men Gold #1 as a cover band playing the hits. Guggenheim and Syaf need to convince fans that the X-Men are still Uncanny.

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8.0
X-Men: Grand Design #1

Dec 20, 2017

X-Men: Grand Design is the type of bold, creator-driven project that Marvel needs right now.

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8.0
X-Men: Red (2018) #1

Feb 8, 2018

X-Men: Red #1 is an expertly-drawn and tightly scripted next step for the line.

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8.3
X-Men: Red (2018) #7

Aug 27, 2018

While "X-Men Red" #7 only advances the plot slightly, the issue's unrelenting pace and action sequences are sublime.

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6.0
X-Men: Red (2018) Annual #1

May 31, 2018

Even with disappointing artwork, X-Men Red Annual #1 is a BORROW thanks to a script filled with great energy and a haunting finale!

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4.0
X-Men: The Wedding Special #1

May 16, 2018

To sum this all up for me, the X-Men franchise desperately needs to stop being a nostalgia act and a find way to move forward while honoring the past.

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7.1
Xena: Warrior Princess (2018) #1

Feb 15, 2018

"Xena" #1 is a pleasant but inconsequential debut issue with beautiful art.

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