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8.3Avg. Review Rating

8.5
2020 Force Works #3

Jun 2, 2020

If you're a huge fan of War Machine, U.S. Agent, Mockingbird, or Quake, FORCE WORKS #3 as well as the overall series is totally up your alley. If you've really been digging the IRON MAN 2020 event, this issue and series will be a fun addition to the overall story.

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6
2020 Ironheart #1

May 20, 2020

If you came to this issue looking for action, you really don't find any. If you came to this issue jazzed to see Ironheart, you certainly won't find that here. If you came here looking for something fun and exciting to read, that's simply not inside this week. Heck, if you're looking to get caught up on IRON MAN 2020, that really doesn't happen this week either. The best this reviewer can say that transpires in this installment of IRONHEART 2020 #1 is that Ayala and Lore catch readers up on the status quo of Riri Williams and connect a few of the dots circulating since OUTLAWED #1.

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5.1
2020 Ironheart #2

Jun 17, 2020

Look, we can hammer home character motivations within the story until the robot cows come home. But, it won't change the fact that this mini had nothing to do with IRON MAN 2020 and barely showed Riri has Ironheart within two issues. Ayala and Lore oversaturated this issue with conversations and dialogue, gave readers little to no action, and basically created a comic about" nothing. Honestly, the entire series was like the SEINFELD of Comics this week, except without the humor or aspects that make a comic an entertaining escape.

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6.5
Absolute Carnage (2019): Captain Marvel #1

Nov 20, 2019

Overall, Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel #1 is an average tie-in comic. The story is okay. The art is average at best. For every fun Bad kitty bit of dialogue, theres an off-putting FOMO. If youre collecting everything Absolute Carnage, go ahead and pick it up. For the rest looking for absolute must tie-ins, save your five bucks.

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8.5
Action Comics (2016) Annual: 2021

Jul 6, 2021

Overall, Action Comics Annual 2021 #1 was a pleasant surprise. It had a compelling main story that may end up taking a back seat to the bookends of this annual with Thao-La and Mr. Byla's interactions. If you were thinking of passing on this annual, I implore you to reconsider. This creative team delivers a great story and incredible art with so many possible implications for the current story arc making Action Comics Annual 2021 #1 a can't miss issue.

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6.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #20.HU

Apr 30, 2019

Some of the pieces aren't adding up. That said, this tie in wasn't supposed to fill in those gaps but it did a good job giving the background as to why the Vulture is somehow running the inmates, developed more suspicion centered around both Kraven and Arcade, and explained why we ended the last issue with multiple Vermin up in here! However, when it's all said and done, I just need more Spidey in a Spider-man comic. Still no fireworks for me but maybe a Bang Snap or two.

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5.2
Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #21

May 16, 2019

The plot is not capturing my attention and this reviewer sees too many plot holes with unanswered questions. Spencer is giving answers to questions that no one appears to be interested in and doesnt take the time to explain what is actually happening within the story itself. This Spider-fan leaves the issue more confused than when he started and totally uninterested in the ending of the arc. When this arc began, it felt like it had purpose and direction. Now, this reviewer couldnt tell you either.

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9
Amazing Spider-Man (2018): Full Circle #1

Oct 23, 2019

If you're fresh to comics, new to Spider-Man, or are interested in coming back to the character, this is a fantastic issue to give Peter Parker another try. If youve been down on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN lately, this is a fun and refreshing adventure that will rejuvenate and rekindle your love for the series and character again. This was a hilariously fun adventure for our wonderful wall-crawler that showcased some of the best talents Marvel has to offer today. Comic fans would be foolish to leave this on the rack. Pick it up, give it a try, and let me know what you think. It truly was a fantastic read.

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8.6
Annihilation #1

Nov 2, 2019

Overall, Giffen appears to be severely influenced by the war in todays society and shows comparisons throughout his writing with pivotal and monumental characters. Moreover, readers will leave this issue feeling like the stakes are even higher after the crazy cliffhanger. Dont let the heavy monologuing steer you clear of this issue or event. Pick this up and add it to your pull. If youre reading this review much later than its release, go grab the trade. This critic thinks its going to be an enjoyable ride. Hop in now for this entertainingly clever tale by the talented Keith Giffen.

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8.8
Annihilation #2

Nov 9, 2019

If youre looking for a well explained, fast-paced, action-packed event with fantastic art, youve come to the right place. This beautifully illustrated issue will leap off the shelf and capture your attention immediately while Giffens storytelling will submerge readers deeper into this universal war story leaving them excited and eager for the next installment. So far, readers will find themselves attracted to a high-quality comic event that feels important to the Marvel landscape. What more could comic readers ask for? Pick this issue up at your LCS or buy the trade if you're reading this review after the fact. Either way, dont miss out on this stunningly amazing event!

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7.4
Annihilation #3

Nov 16, 2019

The issue was straightforward, obvious, and cluttered with dialogue, small spaces, and dull color tones causing this reviewer to leave the narrative with disappointment. Giffen and his team simply laid out the expected and predictable, other than one minor plot angle which was barely touched on, and the issue simply fell flatter than an open soda can.

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7.9
Annihilation #4

Nov 23, 2019

Giffens tale is still imaginative and still feels like a big deal to the Marvel Landscape. Sure, the war element (large idea) to the narrative may have vanished to focus on specific characters (small idea), but there were still many interesting plot threads that are helping this reviewer hold on for one more issue, if not the last two.

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7.7
Annihilation - Scourge: Alpha #1

Nov 20, 2019

Rosenbergs story definitely left this reviewer excited for Decembers launch of titles related to the ANNIHILATION SCOURGE event. There were many moments

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8.2
Avengers (2018) #4

Jul 4, 2018

If I'm left to overthink, I get lost and confused. But, the art was pretty good, and the story is creative and exciting. I genuinely think something big is about to happen. I just need some guidance more than anything.

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9.2
Avengers (2018) #5

Jul 18, 2018

Questions are answered. Art is fantastic. And, Aaron is on fire guiding new and old readers back into Marvel again. This issue wasn't filled with a ton of action, but it gave readers a ton of explanation that was drastically needed. Pick this issue up and get the answers you need moving forward.

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8.6
Avengers (2018) #6

Aug 26, 2018

Deep down, I can stand behind this issue, as well as Aaron's first arc, and say the Avengers are going in the right direction. Put this on your pull list and pick this issue up!

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9
Avengers (2018) #41

Jan 21, 2021

Aaron truly captures the voice of the Phoenix throughout the issue. This is a skill set that very few writers are able to master. The Phoenix is an entity of light and darkness. She is a balance, creating life and burning away what does not work. Aaron understands this and paints a truly illustrative series of events with a fresh take of the Phoenix Force.

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6
Avengers (2018) #42

Feb 3, 2021

If youre not a fan of Jason Aarons Avengers run or the Phoenix Tournament, then expect more of the same but with great art. Things are progressing slowly as the tournament continues with more matchups with the stakes being reserved for a select few fighters. I dont recommend buying this issue unless youre already on board with the tournament, because this is not a good jumping-on point for new readers.

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8.4
Avengers: Loki Unleashed! (2019) #1

Sep 25, 2019

If you've been reading comics for a long time, Sterns tale will be a refreshing take that you very well might have been missing in today's narratives. If you're new to comics due to the draw of the movies Marvel has pumped out lately, pick this issue up to get a glimpse of some of the historical components throughout the chronology of this comic landscape. There really is a little bit of something for everyone in this issue, especially the Big reveal with one of Doctor Stranges classic foes. Pick this issue up and let me know what you think.

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6
Avengers: Mech Strike (2021) #1

Feb 3, 2021

qHonestly, this comic sets itself up as a fun, high-octane adventure for the Avengers to face a new threat that requires everyone, even the Hulk, to get their own mech suits. But we rarely see them here at all. I recommend readers wait till the next issue before getting Avengers Mech Strike #1 if they want to see more of the Avengers Mechs in action.

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7.1
Batman/Catwoman (2020) #1

Dec 2, 2020

Comic fans, this is merely a bad story masked with some of the best art around and fluffed up with bells and whistles. But, there is no story here. Just a ton of fanfare for BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and the BAT-CAT relationship groomed so well in King's own BATMAN run.

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9.8
Batman/Superman (2019) #16

Mar 24, 2021

If youre a fan of either mainstay character, youll adore this double feature at the Drive-In. I had to wait until after work to grab this one. However, you shouldnt! Get it as soon as you can! I have a feeling it may sell out before you can get your hands on it. Pick it up ASAP, add this series to your pull list, and let me know what you think. Have a great week and God Bless!

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9.6
Batman/Superman (2019) #17

Apr 27, 2021

As I stated in my last review of BATMAN/ SUPERMAN, Reis provides so much detail into the minutiae of film strips. From burnt pages to the thousands of small film panels surrounding the Auteur.10, the detail is immense. Furthermore, the colors, along with the inks, are so rich and vibrant providing depth and definition to the characters and their surroundings. Occasionally, I found a few of the pages a bit too cluttered with word balloons. Yet, if they were ignored, Id be missing key elements of the story. Sometimes, its hard to fit in everything and hit the page count.

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9
Batman/Superman (2019) #18

May 26, 2021

Reis and his team provide fans with distinct, stimulating illustrations that are so bold and refreshing. This style is so incredibly polished, smooth, and realistic. Honestly, whats not to love about this issue? Its brilliant, well-paced, and I simply wanted to read it again! I strongly recommend giving this issue of BATMAN/ SUPERMAN a shot. However, its not the best place to jump in. So, maybe you look at grabbing the trade instead? Nevertheless, Yang and Reis are doing some amazing things here. So, if you can get your hands on some back issues, Id totally chase them down! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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8
Batman: Gotham Adventures (1998) #1

Apr 25, 2021

Batman: Gotham Adventures #1 is a great introduction first issue for anyone that just wants a Batman and/or Bat-family story without all the tie-ins or decompression. Some might find the art as "kiddie". But it's a clean style that shouldn't distract from the story.

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7.2
Batman: Kings of Fear #1

Aug 22, 2018

BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR is an interesting and unique read while Jones' art is an acquired taste. If you can get move past Jones' style, I would give the series a try.

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9.5
Batman: The Detective (2021) #1

Apr 13, 2021

BATMAN is intelligent, hardworking, and expresses an unwavering moral compass. Hes fearless, courageous, and relies on his wit and aging physicality to overcome some of the darkest obstacles Gotham has to offer. However, with the death of Alfred, he's lost and searching for a purpose. Taylor makes this story new user-friendly while reintroducing some semi-obscure Bat characters in the process. Anyone can hop onboard without prior knowledge and learn something new in the process. Plus, older and more avid fans will love how real and natural BATMAN is portrayed. Taylor creatively drops readers deep into the story almost immediately and makes new fans feel welcome with some of the many clever twists within the narrative.

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9.4
Batman: The Detective (2021) #2

May 11, 2021

Additionally, his technique is outstanding. From flashbacks that blur into the present to graphic gunshot wounds, Kubert strategically places his illustrations in such a way that ushers the reader through the story with ease. Before you know it, the issue is done due to his style that feels almost like a movie causing your eyes to blaze through the narrative. I recommend a thorough reread to catch all the extra details hidden in the background of the panel or scene.

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9.1
Batman: The Detective (2021) #3

Jun 8, 2021

And keep in mind, Im not talking about BATMAN here. I'm talking about Bruce Wayne. Kuberts Wayne is almost hulking in size and stature. Plus, I absolutely love this DARK KNIGHT RETURNS look for BATMAN. Even his boots are huge $&@$ kickers made for a purpose. Kuberts BATMAN is formidable, intimidating, and massive. This depicts Taylors version of BATMAN as not only intelligent from his Flashback introductions with Ducard but also powerful and alarmingly dangerous to deal with. This version of BATMAN would instill fear without a doubt.

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9
Batman: The Detective (2021) #4

Jul 13, 2021

Readers that like a BATMAN with more finesse and charm wont find that here. For the reader whos looking for a BATMAN who has 17 backup plans that are practically ludicrous and silly for anyone to plan for, this series isn't for you. Taylor and his team provide fans with one of the most realistic versions I've seen in quite some time. I highly recommend giving BATMAN: THE DETECTIVE a shot to see what you've been missing.

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8.4
Batman: The Detective (2021) #5

Sep 21, 2021

BATMAN: THE DETECTIVE #5 pushes this series to its limits preparing for it to burst at the seams throughout its concluding installment. The rationale and motivation behind the revealed villain ultimately makes sense and emotionally fit the narrative well. However, one could argue it was a bit of a stretch. That said, Taylor wraps up loose ends and lays the story on the reader's lap, plain as day, ready for its concluding chapter without too many dangling questions.

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9.8
Batman: Three Jokers (2020) #2

Sep 29, 2020

BATMAN: THREE JOKERS #2 is real. Its gritty. Its nasty. And, its scary.

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9.4
Batman: Three Jokers (2020) #3

Oct 27, 2020

This was an excellent series that could be picked up and read from start to finish by any fan with little foreknowledge of recent DC events and leaving them craving more! It's the comic book to hook new readers and Batman fans alike.

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8
Bermuda #3

Sep 15, 2021

The only negative that I want to remark on might have been because of the review copy that IDW provided.  I noticed that some of the letterings were a little faded out and more difficult to read than in other places.  I'm going to pick up my copy later this week from my nearby LCS, so I'll know for sure then.

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7
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #4

Jul 1, 2021

As a story, this has so far been a fairly straightforward item hunt which is fine. Bill needs a new weapon, and this is how hell get one. It doesnt add a whole lot of news to Bills character. Yet, not every story has to. Sometimes were just happy to have an entertaining ongoing that's fun to read, especially when were talking about Beta Ray Bill who hasnt had a dedicated ongoing or limited series comic since 2005 Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill six-issue limited series.

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8.6
Beyond the Breach #3

Sep 15, 2021

However, I would like to see more reactions from the people who are trapped inside the Breach.  While I do understand that humanity is a resilient species, I do wonder if everyone would be able to adjust to the new status quo as quickly as it seems.  I know I would be dealing with panic attacks personally, and I would like to see something similar reflected in the story.

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9.3
Billionaire Island #1

Mar 2, 2020

Don't get me wrong, there was humor throughout this issue. However, this inaugural tale packed one hell of a punch in the gut and hopefully may wake some people up. It really isn't what I expected from a Russell issue that normally is lighthearted with his choice of humor sprinkled in. But, this was a good and eye-opening issue that may seem extreme at first until you really let it sink in.

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7.2
Black Cat (2019) #6

Nov 6, 2019

This was a good breather issue of Black Cat. It was nice to see the softer side of Felicia; I just wish Jed MacKay would have truly let her have a night off. Dowlings character art leaped off the page, perhaps more so because of the dull backgrounds. That said, the cliffhanger didnt wow me, but I am already invested enough for the eventual Thieves Guild heist to keep reading.

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7.6
Black Cat (2019) Annual #1

Nov 13, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSBlack Cat Annual #1 is a treat for fans of Black Cat and Spider-Man alike. It handles the pitfalls many annuals face of multiple artists well, with Joey Vazquezs spectacular art leading the way. Jed MacKay weaves an interesting three-pronged heist tale, even though some of the dialogue and action were a little extended. Theres a neat tie-in to the main Black Cat series at the end also, so if youre enjoying that, definitely give this a shot.

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8.9
Black Cat (2020) #6

May 13, 2021

Furthermore, it's interesting to see Felicias inner dialogue while she's traveling through Manhattan and her thoughts on Spider-Man. Some issues that are not plot-heavy can feel like they drag on, but Black Cat #6 was a very enjoyable read. I can see the foundation the creators are setting for the next issues to come for an epic showdown.

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8.9
Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #1

Mar 15, 2021

If you have any interest at all in the BLACK KNIGHT, this is a highly illuminating and action-packed issue that will leave you with a touch of enthusiasm for what's to come. There's something for long-time fans as well as new recruits while opening the door for some crazy developments down the road. Spurrier and his team managed to hook me into the series and I truly believe, if given the chance, you may be hooked too. Give it a look, let me know what you think, and God Bless!

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8.8
Black Panther (2018) #2

Jun 27, 2018

I was nervous at first about having Black Panther meets Star Wars. However, Coates, Acuna, and Sabino are working so well together. They're giving us "A New Hope" for T'Challa and connecting this character for all ranges of fans.

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7.6
Black Panther (2018) #3

Aug 24, 2018

When will the plot develop? What direction is Coates moving going forward? That said, if your cup of tea is battle scenes with tons of action, then this is the issue for you. But, if your cup of tea is story, plot, and character development with answers, you may have to wait until next issue for that.

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8.5
Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #5

Jan 2, 2020

The one and only criticism I have is actually the use of some of the other characters. Dr. Nemesis seems almost too perfect a shot and his jokes feel forced. Maybe thats just me not knowing the character but he felt out of place However, Ill see how it progresses down further issues.

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6.5
Black Widow (2020) #8

Jul 1, 2021

Black Widow #8 gives us a few thrills and new pieces for the puzzle that is Apogee's final plan. Yet, it doesn't really clear the picture much. One could almost skip this issue except for the last few pages which are the ones that really matter for the story going forward. This week's Black Widow is okay, readers get some progress, and the art fits the tone of the book. However, it was difficult to regain my attention and focus after the word salad at the beginning of the issue.

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8.6
Blue & Gold (2021) #1

Jul 20, 2021

DC's dynamic duo is finally back together in this week's BLUE AND GOLD #1. Fans will get a return to the classic characters with a little spice that updates this pairing for modern readers filled with excitement, humor, and intrigue. BOOSTER GOLD fans will see a return to his typical behavior while BLUE BEETLE fans will leave this issue with a revitalization of Ted Kord. BLUE AND GOLD looks like readers are in store for some wild adventures on the horizon.

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7.8
Blue & Gold (2021) #2

Sep 8, 2021

The biggest problem with BLUE AND GOLD #2 is that it looks like Jurgens is still trying to decide what type of comic this is supposed to be.

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8.8
Cable (2020) #1

Mar 10, 2020

CABLE #1 was entertaining and filled with Duggan's subtlety dry humor. Once again, Gerry Duggan creates a story that's easy to interpret, manageable for a new reader to jump in and follow, and straightforward even though some of the character voices appeared off at times and old characters are reimagined.

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9
Cable (2020) #2

Jul 29, 2020

X-fans looking for an action-packed story with many answers won't find that here this week. Nevertheless, they will find this cleverly witty and authentically charming story that's incredibly captivating from start to finish. It's a pretty busy issue with many moving parts to explore as the series unfolds and I for one am all in!

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9.1
Cable (2020) #3

Aug 18, 2020

As much as the title may be all over the place with little overall direction and purpose towards the main blueprint of the narrative, Duggan uses this issue to help redirect Kid Cable and rebuild a seemingly lost character that was once such a valued component to the X-MEN franchise. He uses an unusual cast of characters, humor, absurd adventures, and versatility that this reviewer never expected in a CABLE comic.

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8.3
Cable (2020) #4

Sep 2, 2020

CABLE #4, as well as the entire series, continues to be clear, easy to follow, and unique from anything else on the market. However, this issue was a bit flat compared to others within the series. Nonetheless, as average as CABLE #4 was this week, its still an outstanding series overall, a solid read, and an excellent x-title.

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8.9
Cable (2020) #5

Oct 14, 2020

This issue of CABLE is fast and loose while showcasing exactly what the Summers family has to offer. Readers intrigued by supernatural space operas will leave excited for the future storylines that may be confronted by Cable and S.W.O.R.D. Sure, this issue didnt focus on X OF SWORDS too much. Heck, Cable already had the sword he needed. However, being the expert storyteller he is, Duggan used that plot point as an opportunity to saturate readers in his ongoing title while providing an opening to give readers another taste of Kid Cable. If youre not reading CABLE, you need to get on it already!!!

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9.3
Cable (2020) #6

Nov 18, 2020

Duggan's ending may hit many pretty hard this week, especially long time X-fans. By far, this is the best issue of the week and a must-read to anyone reading X OF SWORDS.

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9
Cable (2020) #7

Jan 20, 2021

If I was to guess, I feel like Duggan's plan is to restore CABLE to his older form down the line. However, he's going to have some fun with him along the way, which flashes throughout as each issue progresses. I sincerely recommend picking this issue up and adding it to your pull list.

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8.8
Cable (2020) #8

Feb 17, 2021

CABLE has been blessed with a great writer as well as a lead artist. And from my experience, it's really hard to not like a comic when you have such a dynamic pair like Noto and Duggan. My only hope is that we find out more about the story taking place in "another time" real soon.

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8.3
Cable (2020) #9

Mar 24, 2021

Duggan also uses situational humor pretty well throughout this installment as CABLE rolls through his Rolodex of old friends for assistance. Can I just say; there is just something about Magik that great writers can utilize which makes a story pop even without action or violence. Yet, that leads me to the biggest drawback of the issue. There wasnt much development. Ultimately, the issue could be summarized in one sentence if need be which makes it a hard sell for a fan to buy if money is tight.

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9.1
Cable (2020) #10

Apr 28, 2021

If I was to guess, I think Duggan has found a clever way to keep both versions, which is spectacular. Why? Because throughout this series Duggan has done the impossible – taken what many X-MEN fans deemed as a disappointment and turned it into solid gold. I sincerely hope Im right and readers get both versions. It would be awesome to have both versions on two different ongoing teams. Now, will that happen? I can only theorize. However, seeing Old Man CABLE with the Light of Galador brings me that hope.

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8.1
Cable (2020) #11

Jun 30, 2021

How do you take 4-5 more issues and condense it down to two, sprinkled around X OF SWORDS and the HELLFIRE GALA (which Im sure took issues away from HIS story)? If my assumption is true, Im sure he did the best with the page count available. Ultimately, fans of CABLE will be pleased with this issue as they finally get the old man back, the band back together, and what appears to be an action-packed send-off! If you're a CABLE fan, you should pick this comic up and see the series through! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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9.7
Cable (2020) #12

Jul 28, 2021

Duggan took a character that looked unfixable and repaired it. He took a practically untouchable character and repurposed it. However, the cherry on top is that Duggan arguably made the uninteresting CABLE one of the best X-MEN series to come out of HOXPOX.

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8.6
Captain America (2017) #704

Jun 21, 2018

If you've been reading this current arc, you need this issue. The art style, as well as the color scheme, makes you feel like you're reading a comic from the 60's and 70's, which is totally by design by this creative team to make it feel like classic Cap.

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8
Captain America (2018) #2

Aug 2, 2018

Every new writer/ creative team needs at least an entire arc to see where they are going and what they plan on doing. That said; I'm in for the first arc. I feel like we should be farther along in Coates' story by now.

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5.8
Captain America (2018) #10

May 9, 2019

Coates really needs something exciting to happen soon or else the readers will start to bail. His message that everyone is important, regardless of where they come from, is commendable. However, it just didn't hit the mark with this fan. Maybe it did with you? To me, this issue didnt move the story forward and focused on elements of the story that didnt appear significant at all. Coates has had 10 issues now with Cap and all we know is that Ross is dead, there is a new Hydra, and Caps in prison for a crime he didnt commit. The only thing of value that occurred in this issue was a prison fight and a monologue about bad people. As a Captain America fan, I hope we get something dynamic real soon.

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8.5
Captain America (2018) #30

Jul 15, 2021

Captain America #30 is a good bookend for Coates-run and leaves things open enough for the next creator duo; Writer Christopher Cantwell and Artist Dale Eaglesham, in the United States of Captain America, to do their own thing. I know some people have criticized Coates' work in Black Panther and Captain America as 'slow' and 'retracted' but I personally don't see it that way. In my opinion, Ta-Nehisi Coates' background as a novelist has served him well to give us stories that are thought-provoking, layered, and clever with attention to the 'souls' of T'Challa and Steve Rogers.

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6.5
Children of the Atom (2021) #5

Jul 15, 2021

I'd like to give Children of the Atom #5 a better score because I really like the thought behind this team. However, it just wasn't a very energetic issue. Nevertheless, COTA (Children Of The Atom) are a group of teens who adore their mutant heroes and strive to emulate them. Yet, this issue didn't feel much teen energy. It was rather a tired old mule. Not even Gimmick being invited to the Hellfire Gala seemed to raise many emotions on her peers. And, the fight scenes with the adult mutants against the U-Men felt forced.

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8.9
Chris Claremont Anniversary Special (2021) #1

Jan 12, 2021

X-MEN fans will become intimate with Dani Moonstar before this one-shot ends due to the cerebral journey CLAREMONT takes the readers on. Its thorough and, to a degree, unduly packed with commentary, dialogue, and exposition. Nevertheless, this is his style and again lends itself well to comprehension. But, that's CHRIS CLAREMONT. He's more direct and less subtle than current writers, which is refreshing to this reviewer who finds himself currently wondering what's going on frequently in comics needing a summary page to catch up.

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8
Cold Spots #1

Aug 22, 2018

If you like suspenseful, spine-chilling tales, Bunn's COLD SPOT #1 is for you. By the end of the issue, readers are led to believe something unexplainable and supernatural is happening, AND it appears to be connected to Alyssa and Grace.

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9.2
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #6

May 11, 2019

Even though Aaron can be heavy on the dialogue at times, it's still very informative and helps the Cimmerian mature and evolve into something more than this brute that I assumed he always was before now. Asrar's art is detailed, stimulating, lively, and draws readers into the story while Wilson and Lanham guide fans throughout the issue with ease.

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9.3
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #7

Jun 26, 2019

I strongly recommend picking this issue up and adding the series to your pull list. Readers will not be disappointed. And hopefully, editors are reading this review and will STOP DRUGGING CONAN!

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9.6
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #8

Jul 31, 2019

Aaron lays out a masterful issue once again and shows a side of Conan that this reviewer has never seen before. The intricate detail and family dynamic sets this issue apart from the rest of his run. Conan fans, or fans interested in dipping their toe into the Cimmerians icy cold water, could read this issue as a stand-alone and get a taste of what both the Barbarian and Aaron have to offer.

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7.5
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #9

Sep 4, 2019

If you came to this issue looking for answers, you will not find them this week and may leave a bit disappointed. If youre searching for a fun narrative about Conan fighting some of his most vicious villains, this issue is definitely for you. Readers need to dive into this issue accepting the fact that their questions WILL BE answered about THIS story alone. However, the larger battle with the Crimson Witch feels few and far between. If this reviewer doesnt receive answers to the overarching plot soon, he very well might have to take a break from the series.

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9.2
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #10

Oct 30, 2019

If youve been hanging on for hope that more of the overarching story would get flushed out, then this is definitely the issue for you! Readers will leave this weeks tale with better insight for the overall story, more connective tissue to the plot of the narrative, a better direction moving forward, and a deep anticipation for next month's issue.

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9.8
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #11

Nov 20, 2019

Jason Aaron not only magnifies Conan the Barbarians characteristics wonderfully but he also builds an overly entertaining story that this reader has never seen before in a Conan narrative. The issue is fast-paced, enjoyable, and actually helps make the overarching story feel more complete.

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7.9
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #12

Jan 29, 2020

This isnt Aarons fault (per se). This is comic book writing in general as of late. Its become a never-ending Soap thats honestly becoming infuriating. This was the supposed end of Conans life. More stories could be told about his journey along the way. I personally took Aarons story as snippets along the way with Conans life that culminated in this event. Plus, to be the writer that writes Conans epic finale, would be legend (wait for it) dary. So, where was that? Oh, that was issue eleven for those paying attention at home. Fans, just look at the last page of CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11! Conan looks like a man possessed, infused with the power of Crom himself, and ready to battle what the cover of this issue so eloquently displays… yet we dont get that at all.

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7.5
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #13

Feb 18, 2020

Overall, this first issue was an entertainingly quick read that will get new readers to the heart of the story fast. Its filled with action but not the type of action experienced fans would be looking for in a Conan comic. There isnt a ton of violent, jaw-dropping melee that weve come to experience from the prior creative team but new readers will be engaged enough to come back for round two, especially with the cliffhanger.

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8.7
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #14

Mar 18, 2020

Either way, readers cant deny the sheer high powered warfare and savagery this issue dishes out with a complimentary side of mystery and suspense that locks you in for next month's adventure.

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8.5
Conan the Barbarian (2019) #15

Oct 21, 2020

Lastly, this reviewer was genuinely surprised by the direction this issue takes, which was rather welcoming. Normally, I feel like I know whats going to happen in a CONAN THE BARBARIAN issue. However, sneaky, tactful relationships were made, and the ending was very shocking.

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8.5
Conan the Barbarian (2019): King-Size Conan #1

Dec 21, 2020

Overall, the issue is rock solid" other than the art in Kevin Eastman's story. Eastman's art is certainly an acquired taste, to say the least. Nevertheless, this oversized issue is chalked full of Conan greatness making it a perfect gift this Holiday to any CONAN fan.

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8.1
Conan: Battle For The Serpent Crown #1

Feb 4, 2020

For Ahmeds first go around with the Hyborian Born Destroyer, this was a great start. Sure, there may have been a few characteristics of Conan, as well as the supporting cast, that needed to be ironed out. However, overall this is a great starting point for readers interested in Conan as well as his interaction with a variety of Marvel Heroes. Pick this issue up, definitely add this series to your pull list, and let me know what you think. My hope is more clarity will come as the series progresses.

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7.2
Conan: Battle For The Serpent Crown #2

Mar 4, 2020

I genuinely really want to like this series. Conan in Vegas! Conan stealing armored trucks! Conan fighting Black Cat! Conan in car chases! Readers, on paper (I know it's an ironic statement since it's on paper) the issue seems perfect. But, it's missing elements of a strong plot and its focus seems to be all over the place.

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7.4
Conan: Battle For The Serpent Crown #3

Jul 15, 2020

Conan fans will find this weeks surprise release really quick, well-paced, and reasonably entertaining. However, diehard fans may want some more substance, answers, and action to fill their appetite.

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6.3
Conan: Serpent War #1

Dec 3, 2019

If you're searching for a Conan the Barbarian title, this isn't it " yet anyway. If you're excited to see Moon Knight or even a Moon Knight/ Conan the Barbarian team-up, so far this isn't the series for you. The issue focuses more on a new character named James Allison and confusingly hops from character to character abruptly without taking the time to plant a firm foundation within the narrative of the story.

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6.5
Conan: Serpent War #2

Dec 18, 2019

If youre looking for another Conan the Barbarian story, you may want to look elsewhere. Sure, hes in it but there isnt anything that Jim Zub does that makes him seem like Conan.

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6
Conan: Serpent War #3

Jan 8, 2020

As this series approaches its end, the only clarity that remains is that not only are our main characters getting bamboozled but so are the readers. This issue seems overly convoluted and the purpose seems lost with only one issue to go. The strength of the storyline seems to be lacking cohesion and depth simply making this a lackluster tale. At this point with one issue left, there is no reason to hop on board CONAN SERPENT WAR. If youre searching for Conan or even Moon Knight stories, merely dive into some back issues to get that craving you desire. As of right now, this reviewer would not recommend the issue or series moving forward.

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5.8
Conan: Serpent War #4

Jan 22, 2020

Again, what was the point of this series? Absolutely nothing was accomplished and the status quo is basically back to normal as the series ends. All that was gained from this series was a means to get heroes together who normally would never meet.

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8.8
Contagion #1

Oct 2, 2019

Brisson formulates a perfect weekly anecdote that will keep fans eager for the next 4 weeks while packing in just enough action, suspense, and interest to maintain readers' curiosity and keep them wanting more.

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7.1
Contagion #2

Oct 9, 2019

If youre looking for a straightforward, action-packed narrative thats fun and direct, this series and issue are for you. If you read comics for a bit more curiosity, thought, and substance under the surface of the narrative, then this issue and series may not be to your liking. As someone driven on a story that breeds discussion and character development, this issue didnt work for me this week and this critic left wanting more. Hopefully, more backstory, discussion, emotion, and development will come as this weekly tale continues to unfold.

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6.8
Contagion #3

Oct 16, 2019

This issue, as well as the narrative to date, appears to be underdeveloped, lacking direction, poorly paced, and incomplete.

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7.6
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1

Jul 5, 2018

To be honest, this issue had its moments, Cates did an excellent job of using his style of humor, creativity, and ingenuity to develop a good foundation for the series moving forward. He gave us a how, a when, a why, and a direction. However, I feel like I've been to this rodeo before.

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8.8
Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

Aug 2, 2018

If you like crazy, out of this world, Marvel Comics nonsense, this issue is for you. Cates is literally allowed to use every toy in the toy box" and I mean EVERY TOY!

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8.8
Cosmic Ghost Rider #3

Sep 5, 2018

Cable handles Galactus, Frank takes on the MCU, and Uatu becomes a babysitter all in this week's COSMIC GHOST RIDER #3 by the insanely creative Donny Cates.

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7.6
Daredevil (2015) #604

Jun 22, 2018

The premise of the order is fine, but it's the placement that felt off to me. Would I read a book about the Order of Dragons? Yes, but not in the middle of THIS story. Maybe it's because Soule was hitting too many grand salamis that now his base hits feel like outs? My hope is that bringing Biggie back (Kingpin) will help wrap up this story well.

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8.2
Daredevil (2015) #605

Jul 11, 2018

Soule has a great "stable" of talent working on this book, and there is no better time to pop in. I know Fresh Start is kicking off, but it's not time to put this book "in the pasture" yet.

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9.6
Daredevil (2015) #606

Aug 10, 2018

DAREDEVIL #606 is a perfect starting point for new and old fans to jump on. Soule gets readers caught up immediately with what's essential and doesn't waste any time digging into his story. Soule, Soto, and Cowles are the three amigos that make this comic exciting, engaging, easy to follow, and great to look at!

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9.6
Daredevil (2015) #607

Aug 27, 2018

Even if you haven't been following along with this comic, it's still total genius watching Soule connect a made-up identity and morphing it into a real character in the Marvel Universe who could be around forever. However, I recommend buying DAREDEVIL #606 with it to get the full effect. Excellent job to everyone involved in this issue.

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7.6
Daredevil (2015) Annual: 2018 #1

Aug 29, 2018

Overall, Soule's run has been stellar. So, save the money this week but add DAREDEVIL to your pull list going forward. If you need proof, take a look at my last couple reviews of DAREDEVIL. Soule and Phil Noto are doing amazing things with the character right now.

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9.8
Daredevil (2019) #5

May 15, 2019

Hats off to the entire creative team! Fans of Daredevil, Marvel Comics, or superheroes in general, need to pick this issue up. It will definitely make you think and feel things you may never have before.

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8.3
Daredevil (2019) #7

Jun 19, 2019

This issue isnt the best jumping on point, yet I would still recommend it to any DAREDEVIL or Chip Zdarsky fan. Head to your shops and pick this one up, especially if youve been on board since issue one. If youve heard great things (and Im sure you have), pick this one up as well as the last two issues and you should be all set! I cant wait to see where Kingpin, Cole, and Murdock are all heading in this series moving forward. Awesome job Zdarsky!

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8.6
Daredevil (2019) #11

Sep 11, 2019

Zdarsky and Checchetto organically blend their techniques beautifully together again and mesmerize the audience with their hard-hitting and realistic style that inspires engaging questions for the future of the narrative. If youve been appreciating this run to date, youll be captivated by this week's installment and excited for more. Pick this one up and add this series to your pull list. You won't be disappointed.

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7.2
Dark Nights: Death Metal #5

Nov 18, 2020

DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL #5 was downright silly, totally forced, reasonably entertaining, balls to the wall, ridiculousness that just needs to stop.

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8
Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

Jan 5, 2021

Again, I just needed more substance and better explanations to buy all of this. That said, Im so ridiculously happy for DC FUTURE STATE and beyond! I need continuity. I need order. I need writers to work well with one another and research their characters before writing. I need more thought, more planning, and more organization in my comics. I hope that DC FUTURE STATE will lead us all down that path again. I feel like DC REBIRTH started that way… and simply took a turn along with Geoff Johns and veggie trays. I feel like they had plans and as soon as the Mr. Oz stuff happened with multiple Supermen, things just started going downhill fast. But now, we can all move on thanks to Scott Snyder. Is it the best story ever? No. Is it the best event ever? Not even close. But was it entertaining while fixing so many deficiencies? Absolutely!! This issue is worth a read even if its merely to see how things end before this new FUTURE STATE begins. I recommend taking a look even if youve ba

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8.9
Dark Nights: Death Metal: Infinite Hour Exxxtreme! #1

Nov 11, 2020

Lunacy. Madness. Rubbish. Utter Nonsense. All of these words describe this issue… But I loved it! Normally, this type of insanity just doesn't work for me. Nevertheless, it did in this DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL installment. Readers, it was pure fun as long as you can suspend some disbelief for about 20 minutes. Moreover, this issue is stellar even down to the last page. I mean, they don't call him the Main Man for nothing, do they?! Pick this issue up and let me know what you think.

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7.7
DCeased: Dead Planet (2020) #4

Oct 7, 2020

Tom Taylor is a fantastic writer, if not currently one of the best in the market today. He simply didn't take me through the normal rollercoaster of emotions that I expect from a DCEASED title.

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9.2
Death Of The Inhumans #1

Jul 4, 2018

I think we have enough background on Cates to know how amazing his stories can be. Now's your chance to hop on the train as it leaves the station. It really was a great action-packed start to the series.

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9.2
Death Of The Inhumans #2

Aug 2, 2018

This series continues to be great, creative, and shocking storytelling by Cates with beautiful page turning art by Olivetti.

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9
Decorum #1

Mar 10, 2021

I feel like Ive only caught a glimpse of the characters and story. What I have seen is promising so I intend to stick with it. I would recommend Decorum to anyone looking for bold, creative sci-fi a little outside the status quo of American comics.

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9
Decorum #2

Mar 15, 2021

Considering that Im reviewing these books almost a year after publication at least some of these questions probably have answers. But I wont spoil it for myself. Id rather let the story unfold the way its creators intended. All indications are pointing to a rewarding read. I look forward to Decorum #3.

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9.5
Decorum #3

Mar 21, 2021

Its super fun to have these characters take verbal jabs at each other now that the characters are more established. The zingers they throw at each other are excellent. The wry humor of Decorum is of course secondary to the world building, but its entertaining none the less. Moving forward I expect to see Neha struggle to cope with structure and authority in her new academic environment and I suppose were due for an update on Celestial Mothers and the egg.

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9
Decorum #4

Mar 24, 2021

I dont know what the events of issue #4 of Decorum mean going forward. Im still not sure what the Celestial Mothers or the Church of the Singularity have to do with Imogen and Neha. I do feel like a threshold has been crossed and the events of this issue will have serious repercussions even if those repercussions arent revealed for a long time. Decorum is nothing if not consistently mysterious.

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9.5
Decorum #5

Mar 26, 2021

Decorum continues to take me by surprise. Im never able to guess whats going to happen next. Its refreshing. Neha is either fully or almost fully trained now. She and Imogen likely have Lucas henchman, Jev pursuing them. The Mothers egg is ostensibly completely developed. I cant wait to see how these arcs resolve. I thoroughly enjoyed issue #5 of Decorum and look forward to issue #6.

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9.5
Decorum #6

Mar 29, 2021

Issue #6 of Decorum makes big moves. The Church of the Singularity enlisting the Sisterhood of Man in the hunt for the Celestial Mothers and their egg seems like a critical point in the story from which many more narrative developments will flow. The same can be said of the parting of Imogen and Neha. Im thoroughly invested in these characters and wonder what will happen to them now that they have parted ways. How will Neha handle Jev alone? Decorum is the most satisfying read Ive had in a long time. Issue #6 was great. I cant wait to get my hands on issue #7.

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8.7
Decorum #7

Mar 31, 2021

While I am torn by the deus ex machina employed to make Neha, the least experienced of the Sisterhood of Mans members, the finder of the egg, the plot developments of issue #7 are consequential. The Church of the Singularity threatening the lives of the entire Sisterhood of Man, the entire Sisterhood targeting Neha, these things cant be undone. I look forward to finding out where this will go. Im especially eager to find out what Imogens response to these developments will be.

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7.4
Deep Beyond #1

Feb 2, 2021

Other than the New Years Eve party, this first issue does a good job establishing the storys emotional stakes and characters while steadily building up its world. The next issue is shaping up to be more action-driven, so readers can expect to see more of this poisoned Earth and its mutant terrors.

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7.5
Defenders (2021) #1

Aug 9, 2021

THE DISPATCHThe question I asked myself was while reading was, isnt DOCTOR STRANGE going to die soon? Marvel has been pushing the DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE for months now leaving this reviewer to wonder about the relationship to this book right here and now. Are the two connected? Truth be told, youll get absolutely no inkling this week. However, readers will get a rather confusing, over-the-top, deep diatribe from the Sorcerer Supreme as he conjures this new DEFENDERS team together.

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8
Detective Comics (2016) #984

Jul 11, 2018

This team is doing the best they can with the cards they're dealt. Good luck. You should all jump in now. After the Wedding, Batman's direction is changing, and Hill is leading us off pretty well.

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9.6
Detective Comics (2016) #985

Jul 25, 2018

Hill has created the best Bat Book out now, and possibly since REBIRTH. Heck, he even gives readers Commissioner Gordon.

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8
Detective Comics (2016) #986

Aug 8, 2018

As long as Hill is writing this book, I'm reading it. He continues to give us a hard-nosed detective who thinks, strategizes, and plans for missions. Hill gives readers a Batman that thinks before he leaps and doesn't win at the end with magic metals or wishes.

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8
Detective Comics (2016) #987

Aug 22, 2018

In the course of one arc, Hill has progressed Batman farther than his predecessors have throughout Rebirth in any Batman comic. The character appears strong again both physically and mentally.

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5
Doctor Doom (2019) #6

Mar 6, 2020

There didnt really seem to be much to this issue. Even though it elicited a few chuckles on my end, the banter between Doom and Kang and the vagrants they come across (and subsequently dispose of) are cookie-cutter. The last few pages seem to be all that matter and have any real ramifications.

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8.6
Doctor Strange (2018) #2

Jun 23, 2018

We should all be excited for the mystical awakening of what's to come on this intergalactic planetary adventure Waid and Saiz have in store for us. There is no doubt this should be on your pull list. So, get your popcorn ready and hop on board now before this series takes off.

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9.2
Doctor Strange (2018) #3

Jul 5, 2018

It was fun. It had humor. It had action. It had an Infinity Stone. It had a Super Skrull. And the art was freakin' amazing. Of course, you should get this issue!

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9.8
Doctor Strange (2018) #4

Aug 15, 2018

Readers won't be disappointed with this issue. Plus, we get two incredible cliffhangers.

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8.4
Doctor Strange (2018) #14

May 22, 2019

Every issue of Waid's run has been a must read that can't be skipped and this issue is no exception. Pick this up and add this series to your pull list. You'll definitely have a fun time with Waid, his creative team, and the Sorcerer Supreme!

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7.8
Doctor Strange (2018) #15

Jun 26, 2019

If you've been reading the series to this point, hang in there and continue to read it through to the end. The issue had its heavy moments but in general, it held this reviewers attention even through the confusing moments.

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9
Doctor Strange (2018) #16

Jul 24, 2019

Fans should be all in on Waids DOCTOR STRANGE. From traversing the cosmos on a magical space journey to becoming the Herald of Galactus, Waids taken the Sorcerer Supreme on a ride more wild than Mr. Toads. Its a series that this reviewer wishes wasnt coming to an end. However, all good things seem to expire at some point. My hope is that fans truly get to see how amazing this run has been before its too late. By the Sons of Satannish, buy this issue and get the trades. Youll be glad you did!

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8
Doctor Strange (2018) #17

Aug 14, 2019

With only a couple more issues to go, let Waid and Kitson cast a spell on you that this reviewer is sure youll never forget.

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9.6
Doctor Strange (2018) #18

Aug 28, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSBy the bolts of Balthakk, readers need to pick this one up and add it to your collection. Its a fantastic narrative to pull out years from now that youll love and need no context before or after the issue to read it. This reviewer highly recommends DOCTOR STRANGE #18 and everyone should be adding the remaining issues in the series to their pull list. Awesome job Waid and Saiz!

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8.5
Doctor Strange (2018) #19

Sep 11, 2019

If youre falling in love with this series as it comes to an end, enjoy the ride while you still can. Hopefully, Marvel finds a way to extend this series and keeps this creative team together. It's a fantastically fun and exciting read that this reviewer absolutely recommends. Head out to your shop, give this one a try, and let me know what you think.

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8.3
Doctor Strange (2018) #20

Oct 2, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Waid, for a great run!

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7.1
Doctor Strange (2018) Annual #1

Oct 30, 2019

If you came to this issue for a continuation of Mark Waids run, you came to the wrong place. If you were interested in unique stories that were reasonably entertaining, these will do the trick and wet your whistle. However, this annual is certainly not necessary and could easily be skipped.

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8.8
Dr. Strange (2019) #1

Dec 26, 2019

Waid finds a way to magically entertain his audience in a cleverly refreshing way that portrays a completely different tone than his last series. The issue has elements of wit and charm however sprinkles in a few creepy moments to keep readers on their toes around the mystic arts. This series really is a great place for any fan interested in jumping into the character to take that leap while still moving forward for older fans to continue where they left off.

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8
Dragonfly & Dragonflyman #3

Jan 7, 2020

Personally, something big feels like its building In the relationship between Stinger-Omega and Dragonfly. Something definitely feels on the horizon. However, how does that story fit with Earth-Alpha, especially after this issue which was so Earth-Alpha heavy? My hope is that Peyer has a plan in the works and these mini-stories are all building to something substantial. Past practice with the writer, as well as the character, leads me to believe this isnt random stories thrown together and that there is an end game to this narrative. That said, this reviewer needs that carrot or cliffhanger to show up really soon and was actually hoping to see it in this issue. Hopefully, DRAGONFLY AND DRAGONFLYMAN #4 will have that wow moment that this fan is searching for.

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8.2
Dragonfly & Dragonflyman #4

Feb 10, 2020

Altogether, Peyer continues to impress by giving readers two takes on a vigilante crime fighter that is near and dear to every comic fan's heart. As much as the character portrayals of the Earth-Alpha counterparts continue to be satirically nostalgic, ironic, quirky, and oftentimes hilarious, the Earth-Omega dynamic duo appears to be growing and maturing into something dark, almost eerie, and unsettling.

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6.8
Empyre: Fallout: Fantastic Four #1

Sep 8, 2020

Overall, this issue tries to wrap up the EMPYRE event and introduces new components to the FANTASTIC FOUR story moving forward. There were a few hallmark moments involving Ben and Alicia, as well as the resurgence of a missing key player to the Marvel Landscape. However, was it really needed in its own issue? No. Frankly, the biggest positives of this issue are the redirection of the series ahead and the end to an event that was mediocre and flat at best.

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9.3
Empyre: X-Men #2

Aug 5, 2020

If youve been dying for action, Magiks aggression, and the Golden Girls of botany, this issue is right up your alley. Readers will love this issue and I highly recommend picking this series up. Its a must-read for any X-fan and frankly, is the best issue of EMPYRE Ive read so far AND its a tie-in!

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7.2
Empyre: X-Men #3

Aug 12, 2020

This series is now all over the place and has way too many moving parts to keep track of. Readers, this issue was certainly interesting and had me locked in from start to finish. I genuinely was entertained. However, EMPYRE: X-MEN #3 goes to eleven" but not in a good way. The levels of crazy almost made the issue comical when I don't think that was its initial intent.

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8.8
Empyre: X-Men #4

Aug 19, 2020

Readers should simply pick this up for fun, outstanding storytelling by one of the best in the business, and to get a taste as to what Hickman can do with a DOCTOR STRANGE series. That said, it's not required reading for DAWN OF X or EMPYRE. So, if money is tight, you can go without it. However, I strongly recommend grabbing the trade for an entertaining ride.

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9.1
Eternals (2021) #1

Jan 1, 2021

After going in cold with very little knowledge of the ETERNALS, Gillen strategically guides readers with only the information required to survive this immediate issue. Diehard fans will already know all they need but newer fans, like myself, may have to dig a bit deeper to gain more knowledge on the characters involved. However, thats not a bad thing. Plus, Im assuming this is part of Gillens intent to attract more mystery and intrigue into the narrative. And readers, it works masterfully.

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8.7
Eternals (2021) #2

Feb 10, 2021

There is a ton to work with in this weeks ETERNALS #2. Gillen is simultaneously reintroducing the ETERNALS, providing fanfare with the return of THANOS, and dropping mysterious plot nuggets that furnish new and old readers with some pretty extensive questions. Moreover, Ribi packs that extra punch that helps to raise the level of excitement alongside Gillens intrigue. Together, this creative team continues to elevate my level of interest into an area that never really resonated with me before. I highly recommend giving ETERNALS a fair shake. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless.

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8.7
Eternals (2021) #3

Mar 10, 2021

Overall, ETERNALS continues to be interesting, situational, and uses basic elements of storytelling to induct newer readers into the fold of these brand new characters. Gillen is the perfect writer for this job and I can't help but love the murder mystery style he's using to usher readers into this series. Now, even though I wish I received a bit more answers or clues as to who's behind this quandary, I'm still all in and can't wait for the next issue. There is so much to work with throughout this untapped series.

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6.3
Excalibur (2019) #1

Oct 29, 2019

If youre looking for an X-Book to dive into, this reviewer would not choose this one unless you are advanced in the area of Captain Britain, Otherworld, and Excalibur... and even then I have my doubts. There is a possibility that even those submerged with the Excalibur lore may still be disappointed with this inaugural issue.

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8.8
Excalibur (2019) #10

Jun 10, 2020

After the deflection which was the entire last arc, EXCALIBUR #10 by Tini Howard quickly lunges the series forward in a quite clever and interesting direction that finally begins to mold the magic realm into the mutant landscape in a way that makes more sense, fits well within the context of the narrative, and is genuinely intriguing for new and old EXCALIBUR fans alike.

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8.9
Excalibur (2019) #14

Nov 11, 2020

These crossover issues are only for fans of X OF SWORDS. Sure, Betsy, Shogo, and Jubilee make an appearance from the main EXCALIBUR run, but ultimately this isn't the focus of the issue. Thus, if you're not into this event, you may want to skip this month's installment. However, I highly recommend giving this a look.

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7.9
Excalibur (2019) #15

Nov 25, 2020

Was EXCALIBUR #15 exciting? Yes! Was the story entertaining? Yes! But, it comes at the cost of the entire event prior deeming those issues almost trivial.

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7.5
Excalibur (2019) #16

Dec 23, 2020

That said, even though the path seemed obvious, the issue just didn't have enough excitement, intrigue, or pizzazz to keep me hooked. It was unfortunately rather flat and cluttered with dialogue. EXCALIBUR #16 may be a perfect spot for new readers to hop on board but they're going to have to give this series a ton of time. Overall, if you're invested in EXCALIBUR, you'll tune in this week to see where your favorites are after X OF SWORDS. Otherwise, this may not be the week to give it a try.

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8.2
Excalibur (2019) #17

Jan 27, 2021

EXCALIBUR is getting better. However, it has some extra baggage that, in my opinion, needs to be left behind. When Howard took the time this issue to focus on the dear Captain, the issue popped! Betsy is the queen… literally! She makes this engine purr. Nonetheless, when Howard continues to showcase the other EXCALIBUR team members, it just seems to come off as disjointed, almost comedic, and uncharacteristic of many of the members. Howard needs to stick with what works and thats Captain Britain and an entire Corps of HER!!! Part ways with the current roster, refocus, and I think this series could be something special. Readers, there is promise here and Im excited to see whats going to happen next for the first time in a long time. Pick this issue up and let me know what you think. Have a great week and God bless!

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8.1
Excalibur (2019) #18

Feb 10, 2021

Overall, the story is interesting, contains elements of mystery, and refreshingly easy to follow. I'm genuinely excited for the next issue of EXCALIBUR and it's been a real long time since I've said that. I highly recommend giving this series another try if you put it down.

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7.1
Excalibur (2019) #21

Jun 9, 2021

Fans, I want to like this series but its just getting harder and harder to follow as well as the lack of explosive and exciting narrative plot threads. Maybe the book needs a solid change-up? Maybe it needs a shake-up or a new creative team like the main X-MEN book? However, for an issue meant to propel and excite readers moving forward, it seemed to have the opposite effect on this reviewer.

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7
Excalibur (2019) #22

Jul 14, 2021

There is still so much magical confusion mixed with partial plots and underdeveloped character voices. And frankly, I think the stories have way too many characters for Howard to handle at one time. In order to save this series, we need a new creative team or a new focus centered around Captain Britain. Now, even though EXCALIBUR #22 offers an intriguing setup with Merlyn, Saturnyne, and Captain Britain for the future, I cant help but feel like this series is on thin ice. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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8
Extermination (2018) #2

Aug 29, 2018

If you want to see the original Fab Five, phenomenal art, as well as tons of X-characters, this series is totally up your alley. If you're searching for direction and answers moving forward with the X-characters, all X-series, and continuity, you won't get them this week.

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9.1
Extreme Carnage (2021): Alpha #1

Jul 5, 2021

EVENT HANGOVERSAfter any large event, I always have the same questions. Whats the status quo? How was the world affected? Not just our heroes but the entire population. Who died? What impact did this so-called devastating threat have on the world at large? Its actually quite exhausting. I think youve heard the story: big bad wrecks havoc on the world. Our heroes cant stop the big bad. However, they find a way to overcome and defeat the world's cataclysmic threat. Yet afterward, everyone pretends like it never happened.

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9.2
Fallen Angels (2019) #1

Nov 12, 2019

Hill's opening tale was exhilarating, engaging, and filled with amazingly detailed art by Kudranski and D'Armata.

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8.3
Fallen Angels (2019) #2

Nov 27, 2019

As disappointed as this reader was in the over-development of Kwannon at the expense of Cable and Laura, the story was still very entertaining, action-packed, and charged with character aggression as well as the writer's passion. Moreover, the art was fantastic and completely takes this series to an entirely new level. Fans, once this series hits its stride and focuses on the future, Apoth, and its connection to Xaviers masterplan, this series will really begin to take off. Just wait for the next issue!

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5.7
Fallen Angels (2019) #3

Dec 11, 2019

This reviewer hates to say it, but if you had to cut an X-book to save money, this may be the one...and this is coming from someone who finds EXCALIBUR a struggle right now. I pride myself on honest reviews and it truly pains me to say that, especially with the respect and admiration I have for Hill and this creative team. With the writer heading to television, it just seems like this book is lost in the shuffle right now. Hopefully, Hill can find a way to pull this story together as it closes and better depict the main characters before its too late.

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6.1
Fallen Angels (2019) #4

Dec 18, 2019

Readers, this issue is unequivocally better than the last. However, with the utterly confusing plot that appears to be jumping from issue to issue, as well as the poor portrayal and indiscernible character voices between the two female leads, this story continues to leave this reviewer at a loss each and every issue. If youre searching for an X-Book, this isnt the one to dive into or get your feet wet.

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9.5
Fantastic Four (1998) #570

Apr 1, 2020

As this reviewer's first introduction to Hickman, this issue sold me immediately into this story and opened up a galaxy of possibilities in the comic realm. FANTASTIC FOUR #570 does a perfect job of introducing the current standing of Marvels First Family with a classic feel, hits the characteristics of each main character perfectly, dangles some extremely clever plot threads that are so imaginative, and saturates the issue with outstanding artistic designs that are truly some next-level stuff! Youll leave this issue wanting more immediately and wont be able to put Hickmans run down.

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8.5
Fantastic Four (2018) #10

May 30, 2019

Slott takes an event tie-in and finds a way to progress his story, his characters, and possibly set up a Future Foundation book in the process.

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8.3
Fantastic Four (2018) #13

Aug 14, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSIf youre looking for a fun, quick reader involving old school behemoths, this issue is for you. If youre looking for straight-up action with dynamic art, this issue is for you. If youre looking for a writer who doesnt view his book as more important than the rest, is a team player, and truly loves Marvel Comics, Slott is your guy. Pick this issue up for some high-quality entertainment as well as some ROCKY vibes. Yo Alicia, I did it!

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6.5
Fantastic Four (2018) #28

Jan 27, 2021

Overall, I would skip this issue. There weren't too many "wow" moments or even action for that matter.

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7.5
Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1

Aug 25, 2020

As inaugural issues go, Waid's opener was a bit too quirky and lacked the weight, merit, force, and punch associated with a number one issue. As a Mark Waid fan, I know it will get better.

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7.5
FCBD 2020: X-Men #1

Jul 15, 2020

Now, I get it...this was meant as a teaser. However, if its sole purpose was to fascinate and lure me into the X OF SWORDS event, it didn't do its job. It merely frustrated.

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6.2
Flash (2016) #763

Oct 13, 2020

Kevin Shinicks first relay with THE FLASH wasn't exactly what I expected. After desiring something different for so long, I wonder if this creative team might not have been the best move for something long term. Now, I understand this was only one issue AND I understand we dont know if this team is going to be on for an extended period of time. However, this issue felt like the perfect tale for a kid's story or even an animated series on Saturday morning. It lacked the depth and maturity that I feel THE FLASH ongoing should possess, which was only advanced by the artistic choice and heavy, almost marker outlines, from Clayton Henry and Marcelo Maiolo giving it a more cartoonish feel. Look, this is one issue. I get it. But as an opener to a potential ongoing series, this is not what I was looking for.

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8.6
Flash (2016) #768

Mar 30, 2021

BLINK OF AN EYEIve been waiting for something different from the FLASH for a long time. Somethings been missing since REBIRTH. Sure, there were some solid story arcs from Joshua Williamson, however, his run just seemed to be running in place. And then came HEROES IN CRISIS, which in my opinion helped destroy Wally West and make him into a pariah to quote Barry from this issue. Whether it be Barry or Wally, the FLASH has been the same for a long time and has required a fresh, new take. Well readers, this issue, led by Jeremy Adams and Branson Peterson, appears to be trying to realign whats been missing in this series for years.

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9
Flash (2016) #769

Apr 20, 2021

Adams is helping Wally West fans forget about HEROES IN CRISIS while ushering in a new status quo for the FLASH family that's been missing for quite some time. FLASH #769 is fast, fun, friendly, and full of energy. Lafuente, Peterson, Atiyeh, and Guerrero make this issue bright, vibrant, and powerful. New readers will find these first two installments easy to hop in on while old fans will feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready for something finally uplifting for the FLASH family.

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9.3
Flash (2016) #770

May 18, 2021

Adams creates another clever story that continues to not only impress but gets fans to forget about the Wally West from the past 5-7 years. FLASH #770 permeates Golden Age vibes with subtle humor that's sure to keep you invested until the 70s' throwback ending. It's a fun, quick read with dynamic illustrations that don't disappoint. I strongly recommend fans jumping into this heart-pounding adventure.

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9.6
Flash (2016) #771

Jun 15, 2021

The art was fabulous and timeless with its rendering. Plus, the writing was humorous and witty. Furthermore, the story is engaging and wildly entertaining. Its the FLASH series Ive wanted for years AND it looks like its going to fix some mistakes in the process. What more could you ask for in a comic? This issue is a perfect example of a creative team hitting on all cylinders. Pick this up, add the FLASH to your pull list, and let me know what you think. Adams and his team are on fire!

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9.4
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #6

May 8, 2019

Tom Taylor brilliantly hits fans right where it counts while still managing to make this issue fun, exciting, and full of life. Taylor lets loose and throws every possible rogue in Spideys path while finding a way to warm readers hearts by the end. In addition, the art team captures the mood of the story so well by drawing readers in with their crisp, vivid colors that light up the page and complement Taylors writing so well. If youre a Spider-Man fan, comic book fan, or even just a parent, this issue is for you. Just be warned that you may shed a tear before its over. Excellent job to all involved!

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9.5
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #14

Dec 11, 2019

This issue perfectly depicts Tom Taylors run to date and only magnifies the need to give Taylor an ongoing Spider-Man series. This issue hits all the bells and whistles and reminds readers what were all going to be missing as this series ends. This weeks issue of FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN was easy to follow, emotionally charged, well-paced, and will grab readers' attention from the opening page.

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9
Frontiersman #1

Sep 22, 2021

I can't wait to see where the next issue takes us. Kindlon and Ferrari's Frontiersman #1 is a great example of what a first issue should be. I really like that we're coming in after the prime of the main character. This seems like it will give a great deal of room (storywise) to see why and how the Frontiersman reached this point in his life. Count me in for Frontiersman #2.

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8.3
Future Foundation (2019) #1

Aug 7, 2019

If you love the Fantastic Four or Hickmans Future Foundation, youll jump in perfectly fine. If you recently hopped back into the Fantastic Four and are looking for another family-friendly book, this series is also for you! Pick this winsomely fun first issue up and let me know what you think.

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7
Future State (2021): Immortal Wonder Woman #1

Jan 24, 2021

When it is all said and done, if you are not necessarily craving a new Wonder Woman, I would skip this issue. Diana has had way better stories and Nubia may not be your cup of tea. But if you are willing to read about a different version of Wonder Woman, go to you LCS asap and pick up this comic!

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8.7
Future State (2021): Superman: Worlds of War #1

Jan 19, 2021

There is a ton in this issue for everyone. I highly recommend giving this overly packed issue a try. It has its moments to shine AND wasn't exactly what I thought it would be. That said, it was still well worth the buy and a solid read for any fan excited for Johnsons SUPERMAN run as well as Warworld, the Fourth World, and so much more.

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9.2
Future State (2021): Justice League #1

Jan 13, 2021

I highly recommend giving this issue a look, especially if you are interested in FUTURE STATE. Readers get a ton of characters and dynamic plot threads that should quickly evolve into some big things down the road.

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9.3
Future State (2021): Batman/Superman #1

Jan 26, 2021

Readers will leave this issue of FUTURE STATE: BATMAN/ SUPERMAN with the best of both worlds. Theyll get their classic heroes while also feeling apart of the FUTURE STATE landscape. The story moves quickly, has perfectly placed pockets of action, nails the character dynamic between the leads masterfully, and provides a clear and decisive anecdote for hardcore DC COMIC fans who may be perturbed that this pause even needs to occur since the ending of DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL.

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7.5
Future State (2021): The Next Batman #2

Jan 24, 2021

All in all, I would pick up this issue SOLELY for the first two stories. You can totally skip Gotham Sirens. Maybe the Sirens will be better in issue three.

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9.5
Future State (2021): Wonder Woman #2

Feb 3, 2021

Overall, the story itself is what you'd expect. However, Jones does throw in a curveball at the end to keep fans on their toes, which I loved. More or less, this FUTURE STATE series was simply a canvas to showcase what's been missing from our current WONDER WOMAN. Sure, theyre both strong, courageous warriors. Yet, they both exude their heroism in a different light. Jolle was the perfect writer and artist to tell this tale and I highly recommend every DC COMICS fan take a look. Yaras bold, foolhardy, and absurdly reckless style will hit readers in the face, take their lunch money, make them smile, and all while providing a fresh new take on a classic concept. Pick this issue up, grab the trade, and keep your fingers crossed that we get more Yara Flor from Jolle Jones in the future. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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9.6
Future State (2021): Superman: Worlds of War #2

Feb 16, 2021

Now, as for our SUPERMAN story, Im going to begin by informing the readers that Phillip Kennedy Johnson is the perfect man for the job as the next SUPERMAN writer. The passion he has for the character leaps of the page and punches you in the gut. This issue was percolating with emotion and sentiment for the MAN OF STEEL. Johnson answers who SUPERMAN is and what he means to the people that read him. Johnson gets the hope he brings forth in comics as well as our daily lives. Frankly, I havent seen this side of SUPERMAN in years. And, if this is any hint as to Johnsons direction for ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN moving forward, all I can say is take my money now!

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9
Future State (2021): Dark Detective #2

Jan 27, 2021

I loved both of these stories and would highly recommend you pick up FUTURE STATE: DARK DETECTIVE. The writing and art were top notch and really portrayed a fresh take on members of the Bat-Family. I also loved the Gotham shown in these two stories. Gotham City has finally progressed to a gritty and dirty tech city where being a vigilante (good or bad) can literally kill you. The Bat-Family has had it easy in Gotham. No one has really questioned them and the other heroes. The Magistrate and the Peacekeepers, however, are sticking to their guns (literally). No citizens are to wear a mask. To tie it all together imagine this, the vigilantes are Dumbledores Army, and the Peacekeepers, are Delores Umbridge and her cronies. The tension and build-up are there, and I am ready for the explosion.

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8
Ghost-Spider (2019) #6

Jan 8, 2020

This book is great, it really is. This issue gets going straight out of the blocks and it flips from fin friendly shenanigans with friends as life moves on, to a shocking return on the final panel. I honestly dont want to wait a month for the next issue… I want it now. I need to know how Latveria is going to play into it. Additionally, how are the Storm siblings going to be used? How will Gwen juggle school, her dad, band practice, and dimension-hopping shenanigans? Ms. McGuire… Seanan… GIMME! NOW PLZ

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7.9
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Magneto #1

Jul 15, 2020

The overall story could easily be summarized in one or two sentences to catch fans up later who truly need to know what happened in this issue for future events, especially if its deemed important.

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8.5
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Jean Grey And Emma Frost #1

Feb 25, 2020

Overall, the purpose of the issue was displayed well, Dauterman's dramatic illustrations captured the cerebral conflict with true imagination, Wilson's color choices easily helped express the mood of the issue, and all while the art team had an opportunity to show off their chops. Together with the premise firmly laid out by Hickman, the first of the five giant-sized issues appears to be a success. This reader can't help but wonder where our mutants go from here because the protocols that have been put in place just don't seem to be working at all. Give it a read and tell me what you think!

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7.7
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Nightcrawler #1

Mar 24, 2020

This Giant-Sized issue is solely for Alan Davis fans who adore the yesteryear X-MEN.

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8.6
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Fantomex #1

Aug 4, 2020

This issue was really fun, oddly entertaining, and remarkably fascinating. Hickman and Reis work well together to add strange elements of intrigue and mystery that managed to draw this reader deeper into a story that I was uniquely curious about before it began. Hickmans imagination really took off in this Giant-Sized issue thanks to Reis artistic style and choice breathing life into a character that felt almost nonexistent since the Head of X took over.

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9
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1

Sep 29, 2020

This was an extraordinary tribute with an astonishing artistic display that demands recognition and needs to be on everyone's list this week. GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: TRIBUTE TO WEIN AND COCKRUM #1 is the same bridge it was 45 years ago but now between comic fans instead of X-teams.

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7.8
Green Arrow (2016) #42

Jul 4, 2018

In a way, the issue is more like a one shot. If you skip it, you'll be fine. That said; the issue raises some tremendous moral questions and coffee talk with your friends

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7.2
Green Arrow (2016) #43

Aug 1, 2018

The premise feels like it's been done before and the art is just fine but nothing that leaps off the page to grab my attention.

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7
Green Lantern (2021) #1

Apr 7, 2021

A number one issue is the best time to bring in new readers, and this issue does not help in that avenue at all.

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7
Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #6

Jun 19, 2019

If youve been reading GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY so far, you got to pick this up to see what happened. However,I just don't feel as excited for the series moving forward as he was when the series began.

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8.3
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #1

Jan 21, 2020

If you're looking for a fantastic place to jump back into GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, this is a great time to do just that. Ewing creates just enough excitement to entice new and old readers to hop on board this number one. However, it just didn't seem to grab my attention as a number one should. It may simply be because the story moved too quickly and progressed too fast without any development of the antagonists.

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8.7
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #2

Feb 19, 2020

Ewing uses GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 to pack a huge punch. This issue is straight-up wild! You'll read it and afterward genuinely feel blown away by the events that transpired. And if nonstop action isn't entirely your thing, Ewing introduces some pretty creepy elements as well surrounding Hephaestus and his Automatons, which seem ripped right from a horror flick.

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7.3
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #3

Mar 18, 2020

Ewing has written some truly amazing series and issues in recent Marvel history but I think he missed the mark this time.

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8.9
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #4

Jul 15, 2020

Ewings fourth installment of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was fun, quirky, wonderfully easy to follow, and simply hard to forget.

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9
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #5

Aug 5, 2020

Its time to lock in Ewing and let him work his magic. New fans will enjoy what hes doing and old fans will like the direction the series is taking.

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7.2
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #6

Sep 2, 2020

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 was more like the packing peanuts than the actual package itself. Ewing reaches for the feels instead of the action, humor, twisted excitement, and zany scheming thats done so well in the prior issues. This weeks installment could easily be skipped and not miss a beat if youre in need of some savings at the local shop.

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9.1
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #9

Dec 8, 2020

Readers, I went from not being overly excited to even reading the issue this week to being exceptionally impressed by how much I loved it. Sure, I wanted to know what happened to Star-Lord. But, this issue was just fun, fast, and loose while also exuding its own unique rhythm and charm.

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8.3
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #10

Jan 5, 2021

If youre a VENOM fan looking for a KING IN BLACK story, this wont do it for you. Knull is an oddly misrepresented White Walker who speaks in lyrical rhymes that appear to come from a poorly portrayed David Lynch movie. Nonetheless, if you came to this rodeo for a solid GOTG story centered around Star-Lord with its driving force to right the ship of his character, you will be pleased. Ewing is definitely on to something here and I think the series is on the cusp of doing something really special. Its time to lock in on GOTG!

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8.3
Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) #13

Apr 12, 2021

My point: Ewings GOTG are supercharged, overpowered, and very well may be the new top dogs in the universe… somehow. Plus, theyre not the only supercharged juggernauts in the universe. Look no further than the new Emperor himself as well as the Alliances Court Wizard for more proof of the unrealistic, dominated ridiculousness that Ewing bestows to his characters.

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7
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #47

Jun 27, 2018

Every aspect of the art was outstanding. But, I think you could skip this issue and not miss a beat.

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8
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #48

Jul 11, 2018

Venditti had some odd dialogue pieces here and there, but as a whole, he moved the story towards its climax and gave us some epic Green Lantern battles. Sandoval and his art team were spot on throughout most of the issue and brought their "A" game.

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7
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #49

Jul 25, 2018

I know the series is ending, but this felt like a wasted issue.

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7
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #50

Aug 8, 2018

Looking at just this issue, I was extremely disappointed. Venditti had an opportunity to wrap everything up within his 50 issue run, but he doesn't. Extra characters were dangled throughout the issue, as well as the entire arc, for pomp and circumstance.

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9.3
Hellions (2020) #1

Mar 24, 2020

Wells and Segovia create a sharp opening tale packed with humor, spice, action, and pure insanity. The story simply makes sense while showcasing Segovias fantastic artistic chops and makes this reader genuinely fall in love with Mister Sinister… Yup, I just said it. Wells makes Sinister this hilarious character we want to despise but simply cant. If you're on the fence with this one, I highly recommend grabbing this and adding it to your pull list. Don't forget to drop me a line and let me know what you think!

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9.3
Hellions (2020) #2

Jul 22, 2020

Its new and its unique to anything Marvel is putting out right now while providing that extra spark to add some spirit to the X-books. Its an excellent addition to the X-MEN titles and Zeb Wells feels like a great fit. HELLIONS is a comic I truly didnt know I wanted or needed but I simply cant wait until next month's issue to wet my whistle.

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9.3
Hellions (2020) #3

Aug 26, 2020

Simply put, this is a very impressive series that everyone needs to be reading. HELLIONS #3 is creepy in all the right places with all the wrong characters. Wells uses the mutant land of misfit toys to bring forth one of the best titles currently running at Marvel Comics right now. Match Zeb Wells writing with Steven Segovia's brilliant illustrations and detailed artistic license and you have a book that's 100 times more memorable than the Goblin Queen herself.

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8.7
Hellions (2020) #4

Sep 16, 2020

Wells continues to find a way to take this band of rejects and makes them highly enjoyable. Zeb Wells continues to show off his expertise and creative juices as characters that should never work together and filled with such baggage somehow seamlessly gel together after only four issues. Moreover, his story is clear, direct, fast, and filled with relentless action. Plus, whether you completely know the backstory for each character or not, Wells still sets up the narrative to be easy for anyone to enjoy. This reviewer is thoroughly excited to see what this team has in store next, especially from Sinister, Pryor, the Legacy Marauders, and even the Quiet Council. Pick up this issue and add HELLIONS to your pull list. It's still not too late to get all four issues and hop on board this crazy train before it leaves the station!

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9.2
Hellions (2020) #5

Oct 14, 2020

Wells reveals the light-hearted and comedic banter between characters as well as the unusual abilities of the team members involved. From Sinister's condescending remarks to his high-brow fashion sense, Wells shows X-MEN fans that this series is a MUST READ in any pull list. If you aren't reading HELLIONS, it's not too late. Pick this up and truly see how much fun HELLIONS can be while continuing X OF SWORDS in the process.

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9.1
Hellions (2020) #6

Nov 18, 2020

Zeb Wells and HELLIONS continue to be the perfect mix. He gets the characters and understands the team's purpose. Furthermore, Wells never overused Sinister and portrays his nature beautifully. Somehow, the mutants comprised of the broken and rejected, band together in unique ways that draw fans into the story in such a compelling way. This remains to be one of my favorite X-MEN titles, even through the X OF SWORDS event, and needs to be on everyone's pull list. At first, the purpose of the issue makes no sense. However, as you read on, the pieces come together quickly making fans wonder if the true hidden crux of this entire event was merely to mask Jonathan Hickmans real agenda i.e. Sinisters agenda. Right now, HELLIONS is all that makes sense. Isnt that crazy to say?!

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8.3
Hellions (2020) #7

Dec 2, 2020

The issue was merely set up, redirection, and regrouping before moving forward after the crossover event. That's not necessarily a bad thing but it doesn't make for an overly exciting issue.

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9.2
Hellions (2020) #8

Jan 6, 2021

HELLIONS provided just enough action to keep readers intrigued in the story while developing deeper relationships with the characters, fortifying extensive growth between members of the team, and providing readers with some philosophical ideas to ponder for the future. Wells gives fans an easy read that makes sense while ultimately proving this team is for real. Each week, HELLIONS is sliding higher and higher up on my stack and easily one of the top 5 X-MEN titles on the market. If youre interested in more HELLIONS praise, click HERE to read my BEST OF 2020 article and let me know what you think. Thanks for the read and God Bless!

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8.3
Hellions (2020) #9

Feb 3, 2021

There clearly isn't a ton divulged this issue other than the key players. However, the pacing and character development have my interest piqued for next month. HELLIONS is still a must-read and I highly recommend giving this issue a look.

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9.5
Hellions (2020) #10

Mar 3, 2021

Now, even though Arcade and Sinister took center stage this issue, Wells manages to drop in some sentiment towards a variety of HELLION team members. He uses this issue as a scope inside each member and showcases the driving emotional force behind the band of misfits. Everyone assumes that many of these HELLIONS were just always $&@$. But in all reality, they had backstories, dreams, and lives before they went down that rabbit hole. So, Wells uses this opportunity to introduce readers to the cast of characters in a more personal way. John Greycrow and Psylocke are specially opened up for readers to take a deeper dive.

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8.8
Hellions (2020) #11

May 5, 2021

Now again, this issue of HELLIONS was certainly a bit harder to digest at first. Still, I think youll find that Wells and Segovia manage to stick the landing leaving readers curious for whats to come. I highly recommend grabbing this issue and adding this series to your pull list. HELLIONS #11 may be a difficult jumping-on point for brand new readers.

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9
Hellions (2020) #12

Jun 2, 2021

Readers, even surrounded by a stuffy shindig, Wells finds a way to make the HELLIONS the center of attention. Furthermore, I can't think of another X-MEN title where the characters are growing as much as this eclectic cast of personalities. Readers, Zeb Wells is creating a family out of a bunch of rejects and outcasts. And if he can do that with this crew, I can't wait to see what's next on his agenda!

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8.9
Hellions (2020) #13

Jul 7, 2021

Even though Wells' Sinister wasn't as snarky or witty as he's been in the past, HELLIONS #13 was still wildly intriguing and full of surprises that will keep readers waiting for the ax to fall.

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9.2
Hellions (2020) #14

Aug 4, 2021

Wells doesnt skimp on handing out answers this week peeps. Fans will also get a taste as to whats so different with Orphan-Maker, Nanny, and Wild Child. Heck, look no further than the middle of this issue of HELLIONS as these three mutants become favorites among X-MEN comic fans. Rog Antnio and Rain Beredo lead the charge in showcasing some extremely vivid action sequences that will fill readers with a sense of excitement that this title hasnt seen in a couple of months.

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9.1
Hellions (2020) #15

Sep 1, 2021

HELLIONS #15 is one heck of a wild ride. And, this ride has a handful of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat once this issue gets cookin'! It's fast-paced and well-balanced with the perfect amount of action to keep fans involved. The art was a bit too dark and graphic for my specific taste yet that didn't make it necessarily bad by any stretch.

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9.5
Heroes Reborn (2021) #1

May 3, 2021

Aaron throws readers deep into the heart of the story with little clues as to what's going on. Yet, he dangles so many intriguing elements into the story that just demand your attention. It's an in continuity Elseworld story that provides all readers with the same footing.

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9.2
Heroes Reborn (2021) #2

May 12, 2021

HEROES REBORN #2 doesn't disappoint. It's mysterious, imaginative, and incredibly easy to read. It's gripping and oftentimes made me feel a part of the narrative. The illustrations are dramatic and vibrant and help provide a solid balance to the story. Plus, there really is something for everyone in this series.

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7.3
Heroes Reborn (2021) #3

May 19, 2021

If you're interested in finding out any specific details of this event, you won't find them in this week's installment of HEROES REBORN. However, you will get a rapid-fire, crash course in a superhero named the Blur. If you are interested in speedsters, this issue is for you. Otherwise, you may just want to wait until HEROES REBORN #7 until we hopefully get to the real purpose and meaning of this event.

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7
Heroes Reborn (2021) #4

May 26, 2021

Truthfully, more is needed to keep this event alive. An event that began with excitement and intrigue has turned dull and mild. Readers need more than one-shot bio pieces with one-page cliffhangers. If you're curious about the SQUADRON SUPREME or Doctor Spectrum, this issue is for you. Otherwise, you can pass and really not miss a beat in the entire story to this point. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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7
Heroes Reborn (2021) #7

Jun 16, 2021

Honestly, Heroes Reborn #7's main story feels more like a filler than a story that stands on its own merits. It does its job as a penultimate set-up but has so little to give as a story that It could've been done in ten pages or less. And please Aaron, eviscerate Blur in the next issue. I just can't stand another word from that braggart. Furthermore, the "back-up" seems to hold most of the meat in the overall story. Ultimately, readers get set up for the next Heroes Reborn issue.

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9.4
Heroes Reborn (2021): Peter Parker, The Amazing Shutterbug #1

May 10, 2021

Bernardin delivers an unexpected impactful issue that will really hit home. This issue of THE AMAZING SHUTTERBUG isnt what youd expect but it can be read as a standalone What if issue without any prior knowledge to HEROES REBORN. I highly recommend reading this one-shot even if youre not interested in HEROES REBORN. Its a powerful, thought-provoking story all on its own. Pick this up, let me know what you think, and God Bless!

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9
Heroes Reborn (2021): Hyperion & The Imperial Guard #1

May 10, 2021

This event continues to surprise along with the tie-ins. Simply put HEROES REBORN: HYPERION AND THE IMPERIAL GUARD #1 is no different. As a MARVEL COMICS fan completely submerged in multiple titles, its fascinating to see the intricate nuisance and backstories of characters within the HEROES REBORN universe. So far, the biggest item of frustration is wanting more stories about both Hyperion and the Starjammers. I want to read Starjammers #1 and wish it was a real issue! Readers, I cant begin to tell you the last time I liked an event down to the tie-ins" THE TIE-INS for Petes Peppers! I know it may be a hefty toll on your wallets, but I really enjoyed this tie-in as well and think you should give it a shot. What an excellent job by Cady and his team across the board.

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7
Heroes Reborn (2021): Weapon X & Final Flight #1

Jun 14, 2021

In the end, its Sasquatch who breaks away and offers the Alpha Flight a way out. Nevertheless, the price is steep. So, before all the necessary killing is done, another classic hero suffers a gruesome end at the hands of Americas Squadron Supreme.

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8.5
Heroes Reborn (2021): Heroes Return #1

Jun 23, 2021

The only thing I found as something worth critiquing in this issue was Aaron using Blade as a writer surrogate to espy us with plot points that should have been shown and not told -ideally. Its not a huge flaw and it felt a bit lazy. Jason Aaron finally delivers with the last issue of Heroes Reborn (Heroes Return) after some fumbling with the earlier books and gives us a deserving final issue.

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9.3
History of the Marvel Universe (2019) #1

Jul 24, 2019

Pick this issue up and add this series to your pull list to get the answers youve been craving since you started reading Marvel Comics in the first place. Additionally, watch as this art team gets to let loose on every imaginable moment with wonderfully beautiful depictions of truly marvelous events. Readers will leave feeling that this issue was well worth the price and excited for the next one. Guys, don't we all want to know where we came from and why? Well, Waid gets to tell us the Marvel version and he does so with impeccable taste.

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9
History of the Marvel Universe (2019) #2

Aug 21, 2019

Waid intentionally places each character deliberately throughout the comic like a chess match in which hes the only one capable of knowing the outcome. Each piece blends so well with the other and every move is planned out in advance showing readers the time and involvement in order to orchestrate this amazing task at hand placing readers in checkmate.

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8.8
History of the Marvel Universe (2019) #3

Sep 18, 2019

Waid, Rodrguez, and Lpez blend this orderly account together making readers feel like they are the Theophilus of the Marvel Universe. For fans jumping into this series expecting a story packed with revelations, the only revelation they will find here is a detailed and historical document that has been fine-tuned, researched, and organized to get new and old readers up to speed for whats to come. With help from Rodrguez and Lpez, this creative team deliberately traps readers within this historical document and makes it an enjoyably fun read while gently informing comic buffs of Marvels glorious past. Pick this issue up, as well as the prior two, and add it to your pull list. Fans will leave the other side smarter and better for it.

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9.6
House of X #2

Aug 7, 2019

Hickman will blow your mind this weeks HOUSE OF X #2. Pick this immensely clever issue up, add both series to your pull list if you havent already, and get pumped for next weeks POWERS OF X #2. If you werent on board, this reviewer hopes you are now! All aboard!!!

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8.5
House of X #3

Aug 28, 2019

If youre reading HOUSE OF X #3 and expecting a monumental moment that leaves you breathless, you wont find that this week. However, you will get a sturdy, foundational story filled with facts, evidence, and information without too many shocking twists or reveals. That said, this issue is STILL a must-read if you are an X-Men fan or have simply been following the story to date. Fans should pick this one up knowing that it may not live up to prior issues but it is still far better than many other comics in circulation right now. Pick it up for a nice read but dont expect as much discussion or speculation as in the past.

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9.6
House of X #4

Sep 4, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSThis reviewer has never felt so proud of these magnificent mutants as he did after this each. However, this fan has also never felt so heartbroken either. This is a MUST buy and a MUST read if you care about these characters and the franchise moving forward. Dont wait until the weekend to pick this up. Go today and make it a priority. Its a truly amazing read for different reasons than the other issues, yet just as dynamic and exciting as the rest. Readers will be so proud of Hickmans portrayal, love, and care of these characters. Excellent job Mr. Hickman!

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9.6
House of X #4

Sep 4, 2019

This is a MUST buy and a MUST read if you care about these characters and the franchise moving forward. Dont wait until the weekend to pick this up. Go today and make it a priority.

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9.2
House of X #5

Sep 18, 2019

Is there a comic writer currently that takes more time to cultivate a more thorough blueprint to a series than Jonathan Hickman? His reveals are remarkable, wildly unique, resourceful, and cause fans to question the very foundation of the heroes they've grown to admire and adore since childhood. Readers will leave this issue with so many answers to some of the questions theyve wondered since the first week. However, Hickman opens the door to future confrontations and dilemmas while bringing this shift in narrative to a close. With three issues left, this reviewer is becoming more and more excited for the direction ahead and feels like the possibilities are endless with Hickmans guidance.

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9
House of X #6

Oct 2, 2019

HOUSE OF X #6 concludes with a wonderful RETURN OF THE JEDI moment that feels reminiscent of fireworks and dancing Ewoks.

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8.5
I Am Batman (2021) #0

Aug 10, 2021

I AM BATMAN is real, its raw and comes dangerously close to sinking the battleship of the world at large. Yet as authentic as I AM BATMAN and THE NEXT BATMAN: SECOND SON are, I find them in many ways inspiring and encouraging throughout these rather rocky and opinionated waters. I hope that BATMAN fans of all ages give this book, and frankly this character, a chance. There is just so much potential that anyone taking a look should naturally be drawn towards further installments.

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9.6
Immortal Hulk #2

Jul 4, 2018

Al Ewing is pulling off one shots that are interesting, thought provoking, insightful, and truly depict the HULK in as realistic a way as he could be. The art team is also drawing out of this world and taking this book up to another level.

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9.8
Immortal Hulk #3

Jul 19, 2018

Whether you are a fan of the Hulk, Ewing, great art, comics, monster tales, or simply great stories, this comic is for you. This series is what Fresh Start is all about. Pick this issue up.

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9.6
Immortal Hulk #4

Aug 1, 2018

Since Ewing, Bennett, Jose have been doing IMMORTAL HULK,the story has been excellent and the art has been so impressive. They haven't had a single down issue yet.

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9.2
Immortal Hulk #5

Sep 5, 2018

Banner battles a possessed Sasquatch in this week's Immortal Hulk #5 as Al Ewing shocks readers with a surprise fans will never see coming.

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7.1
Immortal Hulk #17

May 15, 2019

The art was epic, as it always is, but Ewings story just didnt seem to grab this fan's attention. The pacing was fast, which I like, and it wasnt too wordy. However, the stakes didnt seem very high and the issue didnt seem very important to the development of the characters as well as the series. If youve been reading IMMORTAL HULK, I would continue through this issue. However, if you havent been reading to this point, I wouldnt hop in now. However, fans should be excited for the next issue because this reviewer has a feeling it's gonna be nuts!

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9.6
Immortal Hulk #18

May 29, 2019

If you aren't reading IMMORTAL HULK, you're missing out. Pick it up and put it on your pull list immediately. You won't be disappointed.

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9.1
Immortal Hulk #19

Jun 11, 2019

Ewing and his team continue to push this story forward by throwing out the most insane, monstrous battles with some of the most vicious and repulsive creatures in the Marvel Universe.

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9.7
Immortal Hulk #20

Jul 3, 2019

If you love the Hulk, buy this issue and add it to your pull list. If you love stories that make you really think about something mysterious, powerful, and heavy than this issue is for you. If you have Biblical interests, this issue is for you. If you love action-packed fights laid out gorgeously by this dynamic art team led by Joe Bennett, you need to buy this issue. Basically, I dont know who wouldnt like this issue! Everyone needs to read this series. Buy the trades to catch up and start now with issue 20 if you want to read something truly next level! Ewing has something for everyone in every issue. Give issue 20 a try and tell me what you think.

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9
Immortal Hulk #21

Jul 17, 2019

If youre hearing about THE IMMORTAL HULK now, youre a little late to the party. Lucky for you, everyones welcome!

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8.8
Immortal Hulk #22

Aug 7, 2019

Ewings clever storytelling is on display again in issue 22. Even though fans get an issue focused on explanation and less action, Ewing evolves the story and takes it to an entirely new level with the character development and the subtle cultural nuances connecting his story with our society today. Fans will leave the issue excited for the throw-down to come at the beginning of issue 23.

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8.1
Immortal Hulk #23

Sep 4, 2019

Ewing takes the opportunity to elevate some of the lesser-known characters in his narrative while unleashing a monstrous battle between some of the biggest Gamma giants in comics today. While the issue doesnt progress the series any further, the comic was still a fun read that showcased this extremely talented art team led by the outstanding Joe Bennett. If youve been following along to this point, this reviewer would tell you to continue to pick this issue up. However, the series has felt like it has slowed down a bit too much as of late. Heres to hoping readers get an epic reveal next issue before the series begins to stall out.

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9.7
Immortal Hulk #24

Oct 2, 2019

With such a surprise ending for both overarching plots of Ewings narrative, readers will leave this issue welcomingly disturbed with uncertainty and eagerly awaiting the next issue for more clues and fiercely vibrant action sequences that may keep fans up at night.

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5.9
Immortal Hulk #25

Oct 23, 2019

If you love mind-blowingly freaky, possibly hallucinogenic, out of this world storytelling with back words dialogue, made-up names, incomprehensibly futuristic beings, and a cliffhanger that really made no sense to what you just read, this issue is entirely for you. The issue is way too deep and too heavy for this reviewer to understand its purpose, intent, and its significance to the overall narrative.

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7.2
Immortal Hulk #26

Nov 6, 2019

Pick this up only if you've been collecting it to date. Otherwise, dont bother this week. Its not a great place to jump in and ultimately a new reader will be bored and find it a bit flat and confusing.

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8.3
Immortal Hulk #27

Nov 20, 2019

Even though the past two issues, as well as this one, seem a bit disjointed, it still appears as though Ewing is getting back on track. Ewing appears to be going back to what has worked and what has made this series so successful early on, which ultimately makes this Hulk fan optimistic as we move ahead. Lets hope he continues this trend throughout the next arc and beyond.

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8.8
Immortal Hulk #28

Dec 11, 2019

Overall, IMMORTAL HULK fans will leave this issue feeling like Al Ewing is back on track. The direction is clear. The villain is apparent. And, the Hulks motives are ironed out well. The supernatural, time-traveling, universe threatening, almost Biblical in nature storytelling has been set aside for now and its so refreshing!

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7.5
Immortal Hulk #29

Jan 8, 2020

This weeks IMMORTAL HULK isnt chalked full of as much gripping storytelling as prior issues have been BUT Ewing does create a quick read thats easy to follow and ultimately sets up for the monstrous showdown we were all expecting for issue 30.

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8.4
Immortal Hulk #30

Jan 29, 2020

If youve been following IMMORTAL HULK to date, you will love this issue. If youre interested in hopping into the series, this is a great issue to see what Joe Bennett is truly capable of and thus I would highly recommend snagging it, especially if youve been on the fence. However, this isnt the best issue to explain anything thats happening within the story, where weve been, or where were going. That said, I think its still a fantastic issue for long time Hulk fans, IMMORTAL HULK fans, and anyone interested in the series to simply dip their toe or get a taste of what this series is like.

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8.9
Immortal Hulk #31

Feb 12, 2020

This weeks IMMORTAL HULK was wildly entertaining and full of energy that will keep you excited for whats to come while also feeling like you gained some pertinent information about the story thats currently unfolding.

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7.8
Immortal Hulk #32

Mar 11, 2020

This week's IMMORTAL HULK by Al Ewing was definitely fun and interesting. However, it was heavy in explanation sandwiched between remarkably bone-chilling art by the extremely talented Joe Bennett, who if I haven't mentioned before is a rockstar and should be illustrating more comics, Marvel! Ewing thrusts this comedic element into the narrative with Xemnu that lightens the mood of the story yet slaps readers in the face with this grotesque luncheon later in the issue.

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9.3
Immortal Hulk #33

Mar 24, 2020

If youre a Hulk fan, you simply need this milestone issue regardless of what Im telling you. Its 750 issues of the HULK!! However, youll be ecstatic to find out that its a truly outstanding issue as well. If youve been religiously reading Ewings run, then youll be pleased to get the normal gnarly nature thats driven you to this series with all the answers youve been looking for as a nice bonus. And lastly, if youre searching for an opportunity to jump on board IMMORTAL HULK, this would be a fantastic issue to showcase what Ewing and Bennett have been dishing out since issue one. Everyone needs to take a look at number 750. This is a must buy. Whenever you can, go grab the floppy. Feel free to shoot me a message and let me know what you think!

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9.1
Immortal Hulk #34

Jun 23, 2020

This issue is a must-buy for all Hulk fans. It's an exemplar recap of Sam Sterns' life and how it intertwines within the context of Bruce Banners like an intricate green tapestry. So, even if you haven't been reading this series, it's incredibly informative, personable, and opens the door on one of Hulk's greatest foes.

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8.8
Immortal Hulk #35

Jul 15, 2020

Overall, this issue was merely a change of pace to catch readers up and provide a jumping-on point for anyone interested in riding the IMMORTAL HULK wave through to the end. As usual, Ewing nails the multiple personalities within the Hulk and provides a vividly entertaining tale that leaves me wanting more each week.

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8.8
Immortal Hulk #36

Aug 12, 2020

Ewing certainly takes a back seat this issue for the return of the frighteningly detailed illustrations of Joe Bennett and his art team. To fans that have been reading since the beginning, you'll also agree that some issues are more art heavy and brutal than others leaving some of the plot to be a bit less desirable. Well, IMMORTAL HULK #36 is one of those installments this week.

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9.3
Immortal Hulk #37

Sep 16, 2020

This issue was gripping, mysterious, and so well written. Readers interested in the Big Green Goliath will be piqued from start to finish while Ewings ingenuity to incorporate the Gamma Flight characters as well as the Hulk Shadow Base team were incredibly fluid and well balanced. Readers can truly see Ewings story beginning to unfold and to those, like myself, who've come along for the ride since it's inception, they finally get to see this story take shape. The planning and time that Ewing and Bennett put forth in each issue to mold this fantastic tale together are truly incredible.

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9
Immortal Hulk #38

Oct 14, 2020

Ewing's ideas are great but Bennett's art continues to elevate this series to one of the best ongoing series at any company right now.

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9
Immortal Hulk #39

Oct 28, 2020

Regardless of the narrative complications, this issue was still ridiculously entertaining and immensely elevated by Bennetts artistic chops.

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9.2
Immortal Hulk #40

Nov 18, 2020

This issue wasn't too deep or thought-provoking. It was straightforward, action-packed, crammed with energy, fast-paced, and even filled in some gaps. Sure, it may have been a bit of a filler/ transition issue. However, after recent events, I think it was needed and should be well-received.

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7.3
Immortal Hulk #41

Dec 16, 2020

As an IMMORTAL HULK fan, I was a bit disappointed with this issue. We don't get the Hulk we've grown to love in these past 40 issues nor do we evolve the story much at all.

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9
Immortal Hulk #42

Jan 13, 2021

Now, as a single issue, this may not be as action-packed and graphic as were used to seeing. Nevertheless, to all those invested in this series, there has developed so much more than the HULK and I for one, like Lover Boy, am loving every minute of it.

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7.4
Immortal Hulk #43

Feb 3, 2021

Readers will find this Joe Fixit centered issue of IMMORTAL HULK rather trivial before it concludes simply because we ultimately ended exactly where we should have started the issue" with a U-FOES showdown.

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8.5
Immortal Hulk #44

Mar 10, 2021

As you scan through the comic, look specifically at how he extenuated the size of characters like Sasquatch and Ironclad. Ironclad is gargantuan compared to even the HULK. Furthermore, watch specifically as the flesh is ripped off the HULKs body by the U-Foes. Or, focus on the fight between Rick and Sasquatch and take notice as to how relentless this new Doc Samson/ Sasquatch is. Furthermore, take heed of the layout of the panels and how Bennett zigzags the reader through the emotional elements of the issue. My point: Bennett continues to provide the energy, the action, the power, and the presence that has dominated this series since issue one. Im excited to see what comics are in his future and I absolutely cant wait to pick them up.

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8.7
Immortal Hulk #45

Apr 7, 2021

I absolutely love when a comic gets me to think. I love when a story develops speculation and causes "water cooler" talk. Ewing does a fantastic job on this issue to add some needed tangible substance to the story while providing narrative clues as to the concluding direction of the series.

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8
Immortal Hulk #46

May 5, 2021

Dont get me wrong; the issue is entertaining and fun. Nevertheless, the story is absent this week and to those fans that read multiple titles, they'll notice the uncharacteristic portrayal of a few of the assembled cast of characters. If you're solely an IMMORTAL HULK fan, you'll probably have very little to complain about. However, to readers fully invested in multiple Marvel titles, this issue may be a bit disappointing.

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8
Immortal Hulk #47

Jun 2, 2021

With only three issues of IMMORTAL HULK left, I thought wed discover a bit more about the One Below All, Sam Sterns, and even the Green Door. How does it all work? Who or what exactly is the One Below All? How did Sterns figure out how to control the Green Door? There is just a ton of questions I hope Ewing answers with little page count left. And I, for one, sincerely hope we get those answers. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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7.7
Immortal Hulk #48

Jul 8, 2021

If you like touching moments and feel connected to Betty and Bruce, this issue of IMMORTAL HULK is for you. However, with only two more installments to go, if you wanted more answers to some of the huge dangling plot threads still out there, you won't find them this issue.

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7
Immortal Hulk #49

Aug 4, 2021

Many will love this issue for its intricate display and stylistic approach that was meant to incorporate a sense of emotion into the issue. However, this reviewer left the issue a bit unsatisfied after craving answers and conclusions for months now and not receiving any.

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9.2
Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1

Feb 15, 2021

Once readers place the exact sequential timing of the issue, the premise becomes clear. Readers will be able to tell the extensive effort Shalvey puts into creating a starting point for our IMMORTAL HULK. The story probes deeper into the relationship between Banner and his alters and shows that through death and Banners flatlines, these personas come together towards a common purpose and journey towards the Green Door united. If youre an IMMORTAL HULK fan, this is a must buy. If youre new to IMMORTAL HULK, it may be too difficult to see its true intent. I loved the IMMORTAL HULK: FLATLINE #1 and highly recommend fans of the ongoing to pick this up ASAP. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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8.4
Immortal Hulk: Time of Monsters #1

May 17, 2021

However, there just appeared to be a few historic and narrative holes within the current Marvel Continuity that just didnt seem to jive with this reader. They dont completely ruin the issue. Nevertheless, those invested may find them a bit disjointed and disheartening. Yet, even with those minor cavities, I still found the issue incredibly entertaining and wildly enjoyable. Give IMMORTAL HULK: TIME OF MONSTERS #1 a look, let me know what you think, read up on some Gilgamesh, and God Bless!

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9.3
Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1

Feb 5, 2020

This book must be read; simply put. Plus, everyone will find something to appreciate in this issue. Taylor builds an extremely creative tale that this reviewer couldnt put down while the eloquent charm, character growth, and intriguing plot threads will not only captivate new and old readers alike BUT will leave fans of the IMMORTAL HULK and SPIDER-MAN wanting Tom Taylor to continue this story. I highly recommend IMMORTAL HULK: GREAT POWER #1 without reservation and feel that comic fans will thoroughly appreciate this wildly entertaining story. Add this floppy to your pull list ASAP and let me know what you think!

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9.5
Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1

Sep 29, 2020

IMMORTAL HULK: THE THRESHING PLACE #1 is the perfect symbol of what the Hulk truly is for mankind and the balance he brings to fallen humanity. I strongly recommend the read and purchase. My hope is that many take notice of this issue so that maybe the baton can be passed to Lemire and Del Mundo after IMMORTAL HULK ends following issue 50.

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8.9
Immortal She-Hulk #1

Sep 22, 2020

This issue was informative, creative, thought-provoking, and very ingenious as to how Ewing managed to incorporate SHE-HULK into the Gamma fold. I think the reception will be high for this book and a series will probably cascade out of the issue from here. Again, I highly recommend picking this issue up. Its totally worth the buy for any and all HULK fans. That said, its not ideal for people who havent been following the IMMORTAL HULK story or even the latest AVENGERS run. Nevertheless, She-Hulk fans will still get tons of enjoyment from this issue.

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8.7
Incredible Hulk (2011) #1

Apr 1, 2020

Jason Aaron immediately hooks readers and leaves them wanting answers. Plus, the choice of Silvestri on art sashayed an amazingly Conan-like Hulk that resembled a gamma charged, Hyborian born Barbarian which I never thought I'd ever see.

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8.6
Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1

Jun 5, 2019

Peter David's natural feel for the character, as well as the history these two share, shows throughout each page. David beautifully recaps Hulks history, evolution, and mental anguish all in one issue while catching new readers up with the character and gives them an amazing jumping on point moving forward.

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9.5
Infinite Frontier (2021) #1

Jun 22, 2021

Williamson provides an excellent balance of the old with the new in an easy-to-understand package. I can't recommend this issue enough and hope anyone whose been on the fence with DC COMICS as of late decides to jump back on board. I think you'll leave INFINITE FRONTIER #1 excited for the future of the company and I havent felt that way for a long time. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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7.5
Infinite Frontier (2021) #2

Jul 13, 2021

Sure, there will always need to be villains. However, the phrase Darkseid is implies that he is above all and has somehow survived what no one else could. He transcends even the creators of the Omniverse, which is just ludicrous. Why couldnt he just come back like everyone else with a new purpose and new direction? Now, it appears he is even bigger than DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL itself. And readers, thats just a hard pill to swallow. I'm still all in with high hopes for INFINITE FRONTIER to resemble the amazing nature of issue one more so than issue two. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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8
Infinite Frontier (2021) #3

Jul 27, 2021

DC COMIC fans will still feel that sense of excitement as this new frontier continues to unravel within the pages of INFINITE FRONTIER. Readers will leave the issue with even more questions and very few answers. Will the issue keep you wanting more? Yes" but not only because of excitement" lack of answers and information. Yet, Williamson does a fantastic job keeping the reader on the edge. The new character insights and reveals were thrilling as well as the possibilities on the horizon for the DC COMIC landscape moving forward.

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8.5
Infinite Frontier (2021) #4

Aug 10, 2021

Moreover, Williamson is attempting to do his part in redirecting/ fixing Thomas Wayne from his Tom King BATMAN experience. Sadly, its best if fans just forget that Thomas Wayne had anything to do with that entire run. And, I think Williamson understands that fans werent thrilled with FLASHPOINT BATMANS role in that outcome either. Hence, it looks like Williamsons mission is to acknowledge what happened in Kings BATMAN run and move past it like Jeremy Adams is doing in THE FLASH right now with Wally West.

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9
Infinite Frontier (2021) #5

Aug 31, 2021

The epic feeling is back. Williamson furnishes answers, intrigue, and a unique storyline that feels significant. The cast of characters front and center in this week's INFINITE FRONTIER #5 provides a refreshing touch that DC COMICS has been missing for quite some time. Sure, some of the explanations seem a bit forced BUT we finally get legitimate reasons that kind of make sense (kind of). So far, INFINITE FRONTIER continues to keep my attention while providing that classic foundation that literally built the company and drew me to comics in the first place.

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7.2
Infinite Frontier (2021) #6

Sep 7, 2021

INFINITE FRONTIER'S conclusion is far from a conclusion. Williamson very well might have made things a bit more convoluted than they needed them to be.

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8
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #1

Jul 18, 2018

INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 written by the terrific Tim Seeley, art brushed by Freddie E. Williams II, colored brightly by Jeremy Colwell, and letters displayed nicely by Wes Abbott throws Eternia and the Injustice DC Universe into a blender and spits out an exciting smoothie that looks like it's going to be a fun time.

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8
Injustice Vs. Masters of the Universe #2

Aug 15, 2018

If you are an Injustice fan, He-Man fan, Seeley fan, or simply enjoy excitingly fun storytelling, this series is for you. Readers get Granny Goodness, Skeletor, Bane, Copperhead, and an evil Superman using Brainiac pre-cognitive technology to control and imprison the world.

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8.3
Invaders (2019) #5

May 9, 2019

Overall, fans of Cap, the Invaders, and the Avengers will love this issue, especially those who have been following along from the beginning. That said, this reviewer left with a few questions. What does Charles Xavier have to do with all of this? Is he poking around in Namors head? Could he be the mastermind behind all of this? And, could this all tie together with Hickmans run coming up? Im excited for the future of this series, as well as Marvel in general, and Zdarsky is a huge piece of that. Keep up the great work Chip and company!

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9.4
Invaders (2019) #6

Jun 11, 2019

It is so difficult to make reader care for the villain of the story but Zdarsky and his creative team find a way to do just that.

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8.1
Invaders (2019) #7

Jul 17, 2019

Trust me; Zdarsky will pick up the pace, the action, and throw some clever twists our way. There is no doubt in his abilities, his preparation, and his willingness to thoroughly work out all the details to his stories in a powerful way. Add this series to your pull and jump in now if you havent yet.

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7.3
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1

Jan 18, 2021

IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON #1 is a mini that's moving way too quickly to cram everything it needs into the story.

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9.4
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #1

Jan 15, 2020

It has masterful dialogue, fantastically crisp and detailed art, and thorough story development from Thompson and her team. If you're looking for a fast-paced mystery with cameos from a few Marvel heroes, this is a perfect issue for you. If you're looking for an entertainingly authentic series with a female lead that commands the page, this series will also be for you. All I can say is; don't be stubborn or even blind to this series.

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8.8
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #2

Jan 29, 2020

This reader continues to love this series and feels that JESSICA JONES is a perfect match for Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis. The story attracts readers and makes them feel like their walking right beside Jessica as shes trying to solve this mystery. Plus, the art is so remarkably vivid and vibrant that comic fans will get lost in the issue. Its such a fast read leaving fans wanting more and craving the next installment. From someone whos never dipped his toes into the character of Jessica Jones, I highly recommend giving this series the old college try! If you enjoy mysteries, strong narration, extremely expressive art, and are willing to take a shot on a new character, this story is perfect for you. And, if youre already a JESSICA JONES fan, this is a no-brainer and a must-read! Grab the issue and let me know what you think.

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9.3
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #3

Feb 12, 2020

Thompson and Iulis continue to gel so well together. The tone of the issue is perfect and the mystery is still intriguing after three issues.

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7.9
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #4

Feb 26, 2020

Even though this reviewer was a bit displeased with the answers we received this issue, Im still holding out hope that there may be something larger in play missing from this story… dare I say a Blindspot? My point is: other than the big reveal, Thompson continues to nail the characteristics of Jessica Jones and continues to get me interested in another installment. My guess is that youre in the same boat too! So, lets continue reading the series until the end and both agree to be disappointed in the reveal hoping that something bigger and more sinister is at work! Whos with me?

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6.2
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #5

Mar 11, 2020

This series is 6 issues long but somehow it feels like it's completed after this issue. I'm not sure if I'm missing something or if this is an unexpected curveball Thompson is throwing in at the end to wrap things up in a much more promising way. But, the series felt done" a series that began with a sense of purpose and direction that just didn't seem to be there by its conclusion.

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5.5
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #6

Mar 24, 2020

Gosh, for a series that began with such promise, these last two issues simply fell apart and really disappointed this fan. Sure, there was a landing but it just didn't stick.

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8
Justice League (2018) #2

Jun 21, 2018

Now is the time to hop back onboard Justice League and finally add this bad boy back to your pull list. Maybe not long term yet but definitely in the short term.

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9.6
Justice League (2018) #3

Jul 4, 2018

This is the best the Justice League has been in years. YEARS! Be warned: the issue is dense with material and can be heavy to read at times. But, that's not a bad thing. It means Snyder is being thorough, creative, and changing the landscape of the DC Comic Universe.

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9.6
Justice League (2018) #4

Jul 18, 2018

Four issues into the run and we have excellent pacing, fantastic art, amazing layouts, reasons that can be explained, action, adventure, a task for almost every member of the Justice League, and it's just a fun read. Yes! If you haven't added it yet, you're just late to the party now.

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9.8
Justice League (2018) #5

Aug 1, 2018

JUSTICE LEAGUE has already been ten times better since Scott Snyder began. However, Tynion's issue is by far the best one yet. He has a knack for writing villains, especially Luthor and Grodd.

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6.8
Justice League (2018) #6

Aug 15, 2018

Speed Force race cars, new ancient artifacts, and a broken Bat all in this week's JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 as Scott Snyder makes the plot even deeper and Jorge Jimenez' spectacular art holds the issue together.

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7.8
Justice League (2018) #7

Sep 5, 2018

Justice League #7 will knock your socks off as Scott Snyder concludes his first arc on the series

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8.5
Justice League (2018) #62

Jun 1, 2021

To those fans snagging this series for the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK backup, you get much more significance, secrets, and set up for a story thats sure to be a home run hit. Furthermore, the art in both stories is stellar adding its own distinctive outlet to both narratives. Sure, I wish Bendis story was a bit more clear. However, Im holding out hope for more to be revealed soon. And in the meantime, Rams story could be worth the buy alone! Pick this issue up, let me know why you think, and God Bless!

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9.2
Justice League Dark (2018) #1

Jul 25, 2018

Even though parts of the issue were heavy in dialogue, Tynion makes new readers in this realm feel comfortable moving forward while igniting an interest that has had fans clamoring since REBIRTH.

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8
Justice League Dark (2018) #2

Aug 22, 2018

As long as Tynion takes the time to explain the origin of magic, as well as the Tree of Wonder, and why magic is all out of whack, readers will be mesmerized by this series, and it's potential.

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9.4
Justice League Infinity (2021) #1

Jul 6, 2021

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #1 commences with a very encouraging opening act that ends with a rather inspiring cliffhanger. The tone and atmosphere surrounding this inaugural installment will make readers ecstatic for JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED'S continuation and the rejuvenation of the television show in comic form. Additionally, the character dialogue was spot on and the illustrations were so familiar and fun that it took me back over 15 years to a time where it felt like DC COMICS was hitting on all cylinders.

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7.5
Justice League: Last Ride #1

May 11, 2021

However, the anger Zdarsky is brewing seems pretty intense, which is fine… if its warranted. As of now, we only know minor details. Still, this level of anger could only be justified with some event or action rather massive. Realistically readers, for SUPERMAN to be this angry, something huge must have transpired. And, after what has been divulging so far, I can only hope there is much more to the story yet to be revealed about past actions that led to the disbandment of the JUSTICE LEAGUE. My current interests are more in the past than in the future which has brought them back together.

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9.5
Justice League: Last Ride #2

Jun 8, 2021

Readers will leave this story feeling the tension of the prior battle while caring more about the past story than the present. If you enjoy action, intrigue, and fast-paced excitement, JUSTICE LEAGUE: LAST RIDE is totally for you. Plus, this series just feels important. Excellent job Chip and Miguel. I cant wait for the next issue. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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8.5
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #1

Sep 9, 2021

KA-ZAR died.  Then he was resurrected by the Savage Land.  With the new lease on life, he is finding that he has a closer connection to the very land that he and his wife, Shanna, have sworn to protect.  While his resurrection has brought him closer to Shanna, it has not done anything to help his relationship with their son, Matthew.  Matthew is the typical teenager that every one of us was at one point.  He knows more than his parents.  And, if they would just listen, everything would work out.

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8.7
Kang the Conqueror (2021) #1

Aug 16, 2021

KANG THE CONQUEROR #1 not only provides some backstory into this intriguing new villain (new to the MCU that is) but procures a deeper dive into the ethical humanity of a young would-be villain who now witnessed and seen the horror and missteps of his future self.

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9.4
King In Black #1

Dec 1, 2020

If you're a MARVEL COMICS fan, you need to read this. There is something for everyone in this story. If you're a VENOM fan, it would be pure lunacy to not read KING IN BLACK #1. Cates has rewritten the mythos surrounding the Symbiotes and has anchored them deep within the entire Marvel Universe. The impact of this event will be felt throughout a variety of comics across all of Marvel, which is ultimately why this isn't just a VENOM event.

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6.9
King In Black #2

Dec 22, 2020

Readers, Knull is barely in the issue nor is any of the symbiotes that are taking over the world. The most amazing facets of the story surrounding our heroes being taken over are merely touched on, as well as some of their sacrifices. Why? Readers wont mind a fast-paced story as long as you dont leave out the best parts. Instead, the purpose of the issue is to place Eddie Brock at the center of the Marvel landscape and make him the most important linchpin to the 616 Universe. And fans, thats just a hard pill to swallow. Cates is forcing Eddie to be something hes not… something thats never really been apart of the character before. It feels like a square peg in a round hole. Maybe if the lead up in VENOM concentrated more on boosting Eddie instead of taking him on a magical mystery tour to islands and alternate realities, we could buy that. But right now, I cant. I absolutely loved KING IN BLACK #1 … but what happened?

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6.5
King In Black #5

Apr 7, 2021

I would be lying if I said the story wasnt interesting. It certainly had my attention. However, as comics go, it was missing logical sequences as well as a chain of events that fit. Cates practically made Eddie Brock a Messiah. And might I add, there are many characters I can think of that fit those credentials more than him. Heck, this VENOM is so dang powerful he can literally stand in the sun! Really?!?! It can burn away the God of the Symbiotes but not a guy wearing something that very God created… I'm sorry, but the story just felt like it was skipping key essential components.

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7.8
King In Black: Black Knight #1

Feb 1, 2021

Spurrier reintroduces the BLACK KNIGHT in a fast and furious way that takes fans on a quick tour of the character. Now, even though Spurrier finds clever ways of adding in elements of light humor into the story that provides a certain spice to the issue, the story was still a bit too cluttered and disorganized to follow. Additionally, Jess Saiz's page layouts, mixed with heavy narration, were overly jam-packed amplifying the confusion of the issue.

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6.9
King In Black: Captain America #1

Mar 2, 2021

The story was jumpy and confusing at times with some of the representations being almost out of character. For an issue centered around CAPS mental gymnastics, Lore made the issue feel more surface level. Overall, as someone searching for a strong CAPTAIN AMERICA story, I simply got more Falcon and Bucky than I anticipated as well as the entry-level course of what makes Steve Rogers CAPTAIN AMERICA. If your new to CAP and love KING IN BLACK, this issue is for you. Otherwise, Id pass this week. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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8.5
King In Black: Immortal Hulk #1

Dec 15, 2020

If you can Believe in Father Christmas as Greg Lake does, youll love this IMMORTAL HULK Christmas Spectacular because thats exactly what this is. Sure, there are symbiotes and Joe takes a stab at fixing the problem. However, this issue has practically nothing to do with KING IN BLACK. So, the fan in me wants to get angry at Marvel for making this a cash grab on the KING IN BLACK name. Nonetheless, if the issue was titled something different and more fitting, would I score it better? My point: grading it solely on it being classified as a Christmas Special for a character and series I adore, its rock solid. Looking at this issue as a KING IN BLACK tie in just doesnt work for me. So, Im going to choose to be positive and grade it like a Holiday Special and therefore recommend you give it a chance. It was fun, entertaining, creative, and worth the buy this Holiday season. Give it a look and let me know what you think.

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8.4
King In Black: Black Panther #1

Feb 8, 2021

I was shocked how much I enjoyed this issue, especially since I haven't been a huge fan of the KING IN BLACK tie-ins. Sure, the dialogue was heavy with almost two stories hovering over top of one another throughout. Yet, Thorne managed to set the tone well and pull me deep into the story. If you're on the fence with this issue AND are a BLACK PANTHER fan, Id give it a look. There is no doubt it's a KING IN BLACK tie-in. However, Thorne portrays TChalla masterfully and provides an invigorating take on the character that's been missing for quite some time. This KING IN BLACK issue isn't crucial but BLACK PANTHER peeps will love the heck out of it. KING IN BLACK: BLACK PANTHER is creative, busy, and loaded with potential. Give it a look, let me know what you think, and God Bless.

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6
King In Black: Marauders #1

Feb 2, 2021

Well, KING IN BLACK: MARAUDERS is neither a KING IN BLACK tie-in nor a MARAUDERS issue. It's something entirely different altogether that genuinely makes me question if Duggan actually wrote this issue.

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8.4
King In Black: Planet Of The Symbiotes #1

Jan 11, 2021

This is a tie-in worth reading and I highly recommend giving it a shot. Does it largely impact the KING IN BLACK event? No" or at least not yet. However, if executed correctly, this certainly can impact the main event giving this mini-series importance, which in the end is what we all want we buy and invest time and money into a comic and event.

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7.3
King In Black: Thunderbolts #1

Jan 11, 2021

KING IN BLACK: THUNDERBOLTS #1 is mainly for individuals that are fans of TASKMASTER, STAR, or BATROC THE LEAPER. Yes, its a KING IN BLACK related title but other than it taking place in New York City, as well as having some symbiotes sprinkled in, youd never really see its connection or purpose to the main event.

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6.5
King In Black: Thunderbolts #2

Feb 10, 2021

This Thunderbolts team is Marvels version of the Suicide Squad. It provides a few quick laughs and does have cool art and some action but thats about it. Its a slight detour for readers while they wait for the King in Black main series.

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8.4
King Thor #1

Sep 11, 2019

These two Gods stories were always cursed to be intertwined from day one. However, the true threat reveals itself as the issue concludes" or so Aaron wants us to think. Grab this issue and add this series to your pull to see how Jason Aarons epic ultimately ends. Regardless of how predictable aspects of the issues opened, the story was still a ton of fun and worth every penny!

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9.2
King Thor #2

Oct 23, 2019

Jason Aaron, Esad Ribi, and Ive Svorcina are at their best throughout this entire issue, as well as this series to date. This issue checks all the boxes and leaves fans excited for the next issue.

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9.4
King Thor #3

Nov 20, 2019

If you love Thor, this issue and series are for you. If youve been ingrain in Jason Aarons run since day one, this issue is unequivocally for you. The passion and commitment that Aaron has for Thor simply pour off of every page.

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9.7
King Thor #4

Dec 18, 2019

If youre looking for a single issue to explain the true character of Thor, this is that issue. If youve been following Jason Aarons run for years now, you simply have to get this issue. Its gripping, well written, nostalgic, and wildly entertaining. Aaron immediately captures your attention and holds you tight until the very last page.

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8.7
Locke & Key/Sandman: Hell & Gone #1

Apr 14, 2021

Im really impressed with issue #1 of Hell & Gone. Not only am I interested in what happens next, the story has sparked an interest in learning more about both franchises. Though the previous series arent required reading for Hell & Gone to make sense, Im very curious about these characters and their respective worlds.

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9.3
Maestro (2020) #1

Aug 18, 2020

Readers, MAESTRO #1 is an amazing place to start after an almost 30-year layoff from the original narrative. David creates a vivid, realistic story while sprinkling in a few wrinkles that left this reviewer wanting more. As cliche as it might be to say, I not only didn't want the narrative to end but I left this inaugural issue overly excited for what's to come. This comic simply felt like it's been missing from the current comic landscape and I have no doubt Hulk fans will be thrilled with David's first issue.

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9.3
Maestro (2020) #2

Sep 23, 2020

This story is extremely well written, nostalgic, wildly intriguing, original, and gets the reader involved from the beginning. Peraltas art fits the tone of the story perfectly and adds an extra layer to the story that draws readers deeper into the story.

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8.8
Maestro (2020) #3

Oct 21, 2020

This is another stellar issue and frankly, a smashingly outstanding series that I wish was so much longer.

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9.4
Maestro (2020) #4

Nov 25, 2020

Readers will breeze through this penultimate issue and leave wanting more. David creates a sharp, robust tale that dives deep into the cunning maturations of the Hulk. Sure, this Hulk may not be the strongest there is, but, with his evil, almost sinister cleverness mixed with his immense strength, who can stand in his way? Something snapped in our favorite Purple Jeaned Giant and I hope we can plunge deeper into those cerebral dilemmas as future MAESTRO series continue. Hulk fans, this series is a MUST READ.

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9.3
Maestro (2020) #5

Dec 23, 2020

MAESTRO has been a true smash hit. Each issue has been nonstop action surrounded by clever plot threads that add so many creative layers and foundations to FUTURE IMPERFECT. David made the series new user-friendly, clear, precise, explosive, and inventive.

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9
Maestro: War & Pax #1

Jan 18, 2021

This premise continues to be a hit. Is it because it has more freedom as an "Elseworld" story? Maybe. MAESTRO: WAR AND PAX certainly has the flexibility to live outside any constraints happening in the current Marvel Landscape. However, it's also successful because David is thoroughly developing his old FUTURE IMPERFECT story in an entertaining way that's cluttered with action, twist, turns, and meaningful characters to longtime Hulk fans.

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9.3
Maestro: War & Pax #2

Feb 24, 2021

David is establishing something incredibly special here. He's made HULK the villain. However, he's found a way for me to love him and hate him at the same time. I find myself rooting for him yet also wanting him to fail even though I already know the outcome from FUTURE IMPERFECT.

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9.5
Maestro: War & Pax #3

Mar 24, 2021

If youve been all-in on MAESTRO since hes been back, youll absolutely love this issue. Its what youve been waiting for. If youre new to the series but are interested in what its all about, then this is the perfect time to give it a try. New readers may be a bit confused as to the overall story. Still, theyll see the MAESTRO in all his glory, as well as this creative team. Dont wait. Pick this issue up, let me know what you think, and God bless!

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8.3
Maestro: War & Pax #4

Apr 14, 2021

Furthermore, so does M.O.D.O.K., who we havent seen since the beginning of the first series. There is so much more David could have done with A.I.M. and simply so much more to explore. Lets think about this: DOOM and the Pantheon craft this plan only to watch the MAESTRO easily escape. It just felt like pieces of the plot were missing. Moreover, I thought DOCTOR DOOM would have a much larger role in all of this than he has. Sure, there is a showdown on the horizon. But, with only one issue left, how deep can they really go with that fight? Heck, it seems like HERCULES put up more of a fight than the Pantheon. I just question the velocity of the crescendo within the narrative.

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8.8
Maestro: War & Pax #5

May 24, 2021

Now, if you love the HULK and are a long-time fan, this series, as well as MAESTRO, are totally up your alley. However, at this point, Id just grab the trade and prepare for WORLD WAR M. Additionally, if youre new to the MAESTRO and just dropped a line into this issue on a whim, I highly recommend checking out FUTURE IMPERFECT to take a deep dive into where this all began. Readers, grab this trade, let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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8.8
Marauders #1

Oct 22, 2019

If you're interested in an X-Men title filled with some of your classic favorites that's well-paced, funny, and filled with just enough action and questions as the story continues, this is your X-Book.

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9.1
Marauders #2

Nov 20, 2019

Duggan takes the Marauders and does the total opposite of what fans' expectations were of the title before it began. Duggan creates a team that feels like a family and throws the reader into the household forming a bond within two issues! The narrative is overly amusing, fun, and showcases Captain Pryde like never before. If your looking for a good time (sounds like an escort service advertisement), this X-Men series is for you. Fans better hop aboard now before the series pulls too far out to sea.

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7.5
Marauders #3

Dec 4, 2019

If youre not an X-fan and have just hopped on board, you will probably enjoy this issue more since you had no background of Sebastian Shaw prior. Furthermore, if youre a completist, then you have no choice but to snag this issue. Otherwise, the entire issue could be summarized by the cover and preview excerpt alone.

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9
Marauders #4

Dec 18, 2019

Fans, there is no other Marvel Comic on the market like Gerry Duggans MARAUDERS, which is one of the many reasons as to why this series needs to be on your pull list. Pick this issue up and let me know what you think. Its definitely worth the money!

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8.6
Marauders #5

Jan 2, 2020

After a slow start, readers will be delighted with the high-paced conclusion that offers a truly inspired plan to take down the mutants. In my opinion, this issue, along with X-MEN #4 will leave readers with a great deal to think about pertaining to our current society, its rules, and its validity. As far as X-books go, Duggan continues to make this series a must-buy for X-Men fans easily placing this book in the top 3 on the shelves today. Pick this issue up and add this series to your pull list if youre an X-fan. It may not be the best jumping-on point for a new reader. However, we are only 5 issues into the series. So, talk to your LCS and get those back issues fast! You wont be disappointed.

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8.2
Marauders #6

Jan 22, 2020

Duggan writes another well written and exceedingly entertaining issue of MARAUDERS thats wonderfully easy to follow and continues to elevate Captain Kate to new heights.

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6.5
Marauders #7

Feb 5, 2020

This weeks tale wasnt exciting, gripping, or even unduly entertaining. Sure, the character voices were accurate but nothing encapsulated my attention. Nothing in the story was overly involved. Again, the issue wasnt confusing or hard to follow. Heck, the comic wasnt even that wordy. There just wasnt much of a story to follow.

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8.5
Marauders #8

Feb 19, 2020

Overall, readers will be pleased with this issue. Almost every recent question is answered while Duggan makes the junctures count, has substance, and holds merit to the story, which is rather difficult to do with a group of people that can basically resurrect themselves.

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8.8
Marauders #9

Mar 4, 2020

Duggan hand delivers a powerful story in an ingenious way like he's done almost every week and continues to make this a top X-title. If you're an X-MEN fan, this is a must buy and must add to your pull list. If you're not an X-fan, it's still an amazing issue layered with dynamic art and an incredible story with a twist!

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7.8
Marauders #10

May 27, 2020

If youre a MARAUDERS fan, you have to buy this issue to stay in the loop. If youre an X-MEN fan interested in jumping onboard MARAUDERS, this isnt the time or the issue. Just have a friend catch you up and wait a bit before diving in. And lastly, if you're a comic fan starving for something new to read, you can take a chance on this issue for sure. Its entertaining, creative, funny, easy to follow, fast-paced, and contains a decent amount of action. However, heavily invested MARAUDERS fans, as well as X-fans may leave craving more answers and substance from a series that's been a Rock Star since day one. Was it the lack of Kitty, the lack of New Releases, or a whirlwind of both making the perfect storm for an average issue from Duggan? The verdict is still out.

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8.5
Marauders #11

Aug 11, 2020

There is no doubt that this issue is emotionally sentimental and readers will be absolutely touched before the issue wraps up. The thought and time Duggan places into this issue definitely did Kitty right and paid her the respect she deserved. However, pandemics and this weeks conclusion may have taken the wind right out of the sails of what could have been. Ultimately, I think this issue will simply read better in trade and may cause an even more emotional response read together in my humble opinion. Nonetheless, dont let that deter readers from MARAUDERS #11.

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7
Marauders #12

Sep 9, 2020

MARAUDERS #12 really isnt necessary to the overall story and is mainly a catch-up issue centered around a tattoo. Lately, MARAUDERS has been missing more than Kitty and it needs to find its place post hast! Lets see Captain Kate back in action while she finds a way to stick it to that ill-tempered Sea Bass Sebastian Shaw! Lets get to the good stuff weve all been waiting for already! Guys, keep this on your pull list but if you have to save a few bucks, you can totally skip MARAUDERS #12 this week.

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7.5
Marauders #13

Oct 7, 2020

MARAUDERS #13 works...enough. There isn't a ton of action nor is it filled with too many surprises. But, it gets the job done moving the story forward.

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8.7
Marauders #14

Nov 4, 2020

Readers, I wanted this X OF SWORDS event to take off! It was cookin before last week. Then, with X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1, as well as X-MEN #14 this week, I came into this issue with this sensation of an event that simply stalled out. So, to see the opening pages present MARAUDERS #14 as a dance party with drinks like some type of pleasure cruise, I was a bit taken back. However, I was genuinely surprised by how much enjoyment I got from this issue. From the character interactions to the further development of Isca and Pogg Ur-Pogg, this story shed some interesting light on both sides of this game and left me fascinated for the road to come. This issue was extremely well written by two class acts in comics that understand the dynamics between the characters and this event. The concept was easy to follow, well prepared, witty, and creatively got the cast of characters involved. Now, lets finally get to the fights shall we?! Enough is enough. I want fireworks! Let the tournament begin!

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9.5
Marauders #15

Nov 11, 2020

Can Duggan and Percy work together more? After these past two weeks of MARAUDERS, these two proved how much they get the cast of Krakoan characters while adding so many layers to the new Arakii mutants that I hope they become a staple in X-MEN comics for years to come.

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8.4
Marauders #16

Dec 9, 2020

After almost an entire year, Kate, her fans, and MARAUDERS readers get their payback. But, was it too long of a wait?

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8.1
Marauders #17

Jan 13, 2021

I was hoping for something brand spanking new after X OF SWORDS.

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8.5
Marvel 2099 (2019): Conan #1

Nov 27, 2019

This issue is no doubt the best 2099 comic so far. Thus, if youre invested in these 2099 related issues, snag this one and add it to your pull list. If youre a Conan the Barbarian fan, it doesnt resemble the exact full nature of a Conan comic BUT Gerry Duggan does a pretty good job of hitting the highlights of the character, magnifying some of his most noteworthy qualities, and cleverly ushers Conan into the future (and beyond) in such an ingenious and creative way. Take a chance on the issue

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6
Marvel Two-In-One (2017) #8

Jul 25, 2018

This is just so disappointing for a book that has been so amazing in the past.

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6.8
Marvel Two-In-One (2017) #9

Aug 31, 2018

This series began well out of the gate and became a must-read. Then, the series started to fizzle in the last two issues. Now, this series needs to be back on every FF fans pull list going forward.

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8.3
Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #1

Oct 30, 2019

This reviewer recommends picking this story up and adding it to your pull list, especially if youve loved MARVEL ZOMBIES in the past, DCEASED over at DC Comics right now, other zombie tales, or are interested in an ElseWorld-type story where the writer can let loose without any repercussions or continuity issues.

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8.2
Multiple Man (2018) #2

Jul 26, 2018

Rosenberg is dealing with time travel and a character that's been dead for a year. This is hard territory to navigate but he's doing it with humor, style, and crazy-fun storytelling.

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8.8
Multiple Man (2018) #3

Aug 16, 2018

Matthew Rosenberg's creative humor, witty dialogue, and funny situational comedy drive the issue through the maniacal destruction of the evil Emperor Jamie Madrox Prime. Sure, some of the timey-whimey time-travel pieces are a bit confusing but Rosenberg does a fantastic job masking them with action scenes, and over the top, jaw-dropping revelations.

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8.9
New Mutants (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

Overall, NEW MUTANTS fans will see the love Hickman, Brisson, Muller, and Reis have for these characters more so than this reviewer has noticed in any other relaunch title to date. This team appears to blend together beautifully making a fantastic story that new and old fans will thoroughly appreciate.

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9.2
New Mutants (2019) #2

Nov 27, 2019

If youre looking for something charming, witty, and entertaining that actually develops the characters within the team in a fun way not seen throughout Marvel Comics today, this is your comic. Hickman and Reis blend together masterfully making this comic uniquely full of life. Sure, the action within the opening two-issue has been lacking however, the cliffhanger leaves a bit of room for something interesting to arise as early as the next issue.

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6.4
New Mutants (2019) #3

Dec 11, 2019

Readers will not get the NEW MUTANTS they were expecting. They will get an out of place, slow-moving, boring tale about lesser-known new mutants with very little action and very little development to the overall narrative of the series.

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7
New Mutants (2019) #4

Dec 18, 2019

If you loved last weeks NEW MUTANTS #3, youll love this issue. Its so much more clear, has more action, and gives reasons and meaning to the narrative at hand. However, this arc feels like an interlude that could truly be skipped and picked back up as soon as this arc is over.

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6.5
New Mutants (2019) #5

Jan 9, 2020

This book is enjoyable. I wont lie and say the narrator made it unreadable, he didnt. I was smiling and chuckling for most of the books. The artwork is beautiful, it is, its retro-futuristic with just enough rejected Star Wars concept art to keep it interesting and together with the overall energy of the cast and the dialogue it works, even if the narrator and the cheap cliff-hanger did grate the nerves a little.

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7.7
New Mutants (2019) #10

Jun 10, 2020

In an issue that really brought me into the story and made me feel like one of the team, I still left disappointed with the lack of action, the simplicity of the plan, and confusing artistic style that periodically pulled me out of the narrative.

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6.2
New Mutants (2019) #11

Jul 22, 2020

Readers will leave this issue expecting more from the NEW MUTANTS team. There are clearly too many key players for Brisson to maneuver and too many inconsistencies within the narrative that make this series a bit too lackluster and almost treading water. Brissons NEW MUTANTS truly isnt awful by any stretch. However, its culminations and cliffhangers simply get wiped away with ease and ultimately help make this series, which may have too many moving pieces for Brisson to handle, flatline comparatively to the other X-books. As of right now, this series is a hard pass unless Hickman jumps on board or a new writer takes a stab at it.

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7.8
New Mutants (2019) #14

Dec 16, 2020

The potential is there. I can see it scratching at the surface and Ayala has some great pieces to work with within this week's NEW MUTANTS tale. However, there was a huge focus on tons of little mutants that meant very little to me.

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6.5
New Mutants (2019) #15

Jan 27, 2021

There is certainly a ton of emotional build-up in these pages, however, its too much and too spread out for anyone to grab a hold of and feel for the characters involved. Moreover, readers know very little about Cosmar, whos become a focus of the series, and we continue to learn less and less about the actual NEW MUTANTS as the series continues. I hate to say it, but this series is slowly working its way to being at the bottom of my stack each week it comes out. Where is the team Jonathan Hickman put together and why cant we refocus on them? Thanks for the read and feel free to let me know what you think. Have a great week and God bless!

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8.2
New Mutants: War Children (2019) #1

Sep 25, 2019

For those rejoining X-Men during Hickmans relaunch, this tale gives X-enthusiasts a taste of the New Mutants while allowing them to take a test drive on the characters in the process. New readers will depart with plenty of questions and hopefully will have their curiosity in these new characters sparked. Older fans of Chris Claremonts NEW MUTANTS run will fall head over heels for this one-shot that probably felt like old times. Either way, this reviewer recommends picking this issue up, especially if you've had a recent resurgence in the mutant landscape of the Marvel Universe.

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7
Non-Stop Spider-Man (2021) #1

Mar 8, 2021

In all reality, the parts of the issue I loved the most were the flashbacks before the non-stop action. Those scenes had the most clarity and simply made the most sense. Sometimes, too much of a good thing can be bad for you like cheese fries or colonoscopies. I think that may be the case with this concept steeped inside NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN this week. Kelly and Bachalos concept seems intriguing at first. Yet, the issue is cluttered, confusing, and lacks a driving plot or any real character development. Truthfully, I thought Id get a bit more within this issue. That said, Im not out on the series just yet. One single issue is hard to stake your claim on the entire series. So, Im in for NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN #2… for now. Nevertheless, the leash is much smaller than it was before. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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8.5
Old Guard: Tales Through Time #6

Sep 22, 2021

I really enjoyed The Old Guard: Tales Through Time #6. Seeing the creators, Rucka & Fernndez, come back to wrap the series up was entertaining. Vita Ayala and Nicola Scott's story shined a light on the fact that with over 10,000 years of stories, not all of them have to focus on the battles that created the characters. But my absolute favorite part of the book is that it means that we are ready for The Old Guard: Not Fade Away!

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9.5
Ordinary Gods #3

Sep 10, 2021

The new characters who are introduced are all original and stand out without needing to resort to captions to understand who everyone is.  One final note, the lettering that Clayton Cowles is doing is just superb, adding to the narrative through the use of different fonts to indicate divinity vs humanity.

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8.5
Outlawed (2020) #1

Mar 17, 2020

If you're looking for something charmingly different to wet your whistle and have a few extra smackeroos to throw down on this one-shot, I highly recommend giving OUTLAWED #1 a shot. If you're an MS. MARVEL, MILES MORALES, or CHAMPIONS fan, this event and issue are totally for you. Simply dive in headfirst and you'll have a blast.

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8.5
Planet-Size X-Men (2021) #1

Jun 16, 2021

Yet, as intriguing as this issue was, I left feeling as though Ive seen this trick before. Plus, I wonder where this is all heading. How does this fit into the larger picture of Hickmans vision for this series? How does this affect the other storylines and plot threads involving Nimrod, Moira, Mystique, and so much more? Its as if we continue to get more questions without answering any of the prior inquiries. In the short term, PLANET-SIZE X-MEN #1 has certainly piqued my interest. However, the fireworks factory is looking farther and farther out of reach with INFERNO on the horizon. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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9
Powers of X #2

Aug 14, 2019

Jonathan Hickman continues his influentially intriguing story throughout this issue and leaves this reviewer wanting more. Charles said it best "" we have a plan that's ambitious and long-term"". Readers, Hickman has a plan that's ALSO ambitious and long-term.

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9.6
Powers of X #3

Aug 21, 2019

The series continues to be creative, exciting, and well-paced while the intensity continues to increase from one issue to the next making the series incredibly valued and important. If youre a Hickman fan, this is right in your wheelhouse. If youre an X-Men fan, youll get some crazy-cool team-ups, never before seen moments, and out of this world action that you never thought youd ever see in an X-Men comic. This reviewer highly recommends this issue, as well as both the HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series. If you havent bought in yet, youre late to the party.

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9.6
Powers of X #3

Aug 21, 2019

Hickman shows fans the truth about Year 100 but leaves readers wondering about HOUSE OF X, as well as many of the other Lifes of Moira MacTaggert. Is Year One or Year Ten also in Life Nine or are they in Life Ten? Maybe Year 1000 takes place in Life 11, which isnt even listed yet? As the Imagine Dragons once said, the path to heaven runs through miles of crowded hell. Readers new to Hickman need to be open to a couple of confusing issues before some big reveals. Trust that he has a plan and has done extensive research before diving into a story. Either way you slice it, Hickman is finally putting the pieces together and providing a well-needed direction for the fans reading that feel utterly confused. Again, this reviewer hopes fans can hang in there and keep a list of all their questions until the end because there is no doubt Hickman will answer them all as the story continues to unfold.

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7
Powers of X #4

Sep 11, 2019

Honestly, this would be the worst issue to jump in on in this series. So, please do not start here if youve heard the hype train and want to join in. However, if you have been following along, you really have no choice but to buy this issue and hang in there until next week. Lets cross our fingers and hope for unequivocal explanations next week from the master storyteller I know Jonathan Hickman can be.

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9.3
Powers of X #5

Sep 25, 2019

Hickman fires on all cylinders once again.

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9.8
Powers of X #6

Oct 9, 2019

Hickman proves once again what great planning, organizing, and calculated detail can create. He answers every question and wraps up both relaunch series masterfully while establishing an ambitious theme as the story evolves forward for years to come.

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7.3
Punchline (2020) #1

Nov 11, 2020

Even though Tynion's job within this issue was to show just how far off the reservation Punchline has become, this issue fails to hit the mark with the overdone dialogue, excessive narration, and unneeded conversations that became a grudge.

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7.6
Punisher (2018) #11

May 3, 2019

Lets Land the PlaneAs someone who doesnt thoroughly read every issue of The Punisher, nor views him a favorite character, Rosenbergs take felt different" but I really liked it. Now, I dont know if that was Rosenbergs intent but I highly enjoyed it. That said, I can also see how diehard Punisher fans may not like this take of the character. For this reader, the issue was exciting and fun. It felt like an action movie on steroids and I was happy to reread it in order to figure out some of the extra details. Secret Agent Frank Castle has a good ring to it! Maybe a direction for the future? We shall see.

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6.7
Punisher (2018) #12

Jun 12, 2019

The story was quick and filled with tons of action. If readers enjoy RAMBO, they will love this issue. From start to finish, Frank does his best John Rambo impression, fashions a homemade bow and arrow, and sets up death traps for the Hydra agents coming to the island making the overall issue simply fun to read.

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6.5
Punisher: Soviet #1

Nov 13, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSThough the set-up and main arc of the issue (Frank hunts criminal overlord) is certainly not a new concept, the book landed two or three jokes that legitimately got me to chuckle out loud. The art isn't flashy but gets the job done, though I expected something a little ‘grittier' for a MAX series. At times the dialogue seems a little too wordy and bland, and while I won't be raving about this title, the reputation of Garth Ennis and the intrigue of who this new character could be will have me coming back for the next few issues. For a $3.99 price point, especially if you're a Punisher fan, this is a good enough first issue. It's worth noting that I enjoyed it much more on the second read through.

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8
Punisher: Soviet #3

Jan 2, 2020

As far as story set-ups go, this issue is pretty standard; a few flashbacks to flesh out Frank's new battle-buddy. However, the art and pacing are great, and the action and gruesomeness are enough to overcome what could have been a very paint-by-numbers issue. Plus, we get set-up going forward as Valery now has a face to take his revenge on. Overall, in a Punisher comic where the Punisher literally only has one speaking line, this was a well-done issue that reads nicely and throws in a few gasps while helping us get to better know this new character.

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7.9
Punisher: Soviet #4

Feb 27, 2020

:This series seems to get better each issue and has found its groove nicely. The art is effective, the colors pop and subdue as needed, and the panel progression conveys action flawlessly. Even the seen-it-a hundred-times cabin interrogation scenes keep your attention and pique your interest in our new blonde friend, as it turns out shes running the show more than people know. This story has been a breath of fresh air for Franks fans. Once again, my only complaint is Franks guyliner. But Im certainly not going to tell him that I happen to like my ankle attached to the rest of me.

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8.7
Punisher: Soviet #5

Mar 11, 2020

After five issues of final thoughts, anybody can predict what will be written next. The art and coloring in this series have yet to let us down. The dialogue sounds accurate without being corny or over the top for military jargon. Franks dialogue sounds like Frank. Final thought? This is a great series.

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9.1
Punisher: Soviet #6

Mar 25, 2020

It will make you think, make you pump your fists, and at times make you recoil at the brutality the human race can sometimes inflict on ourselves. The language, violence, gore and subject matter aren't dialed up just for the sake of it. The beats are emotional and visceral.

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7.8
Ravencroft #1

Jan 28, 2020

If youre looking for something different and new, this could also be your book. However, its definitely not the book for new comic readers.

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7.5
Ravencroft #4

May 13, 2020

Honestly, I'd pick this issue up only because I'm starving for new comics. Otherwise, if you haven't been following along to this point, don't dive in unless you're looking for something new to read.

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6.5
Ravencroft #5

Jun 30, 2020

Comic Fans, if you came looking for something fun to read that will bombard you with action and killing, this issue is totally for you. However, if you're looking for a sturdy plot, character progression, and well-written dialogue, this may not be the title for you this week.

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6
Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #5

Jun 3, 2020

If youre a BIG Cosmic Ghost Rider fan, then I suppose youll enjoy this issue as well as this entire series. But frankly, thats the only reason I can see anyone being interested in this issue or series. With it being the last issue AND it now digital-only, Its not worth your time or money to buy it. If you have a huge desire to read a series filled with pure nonsense that literally changes nothing about the main character from start to finish, go pick it up. Otherwise, this should be a hard pass for new readers and possibly die-hard Cosmic Ghost Rider fans.

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7
Robyn Hood (2014): Voodoo Dawn #1

May 19, 2021

Robyn and Mystere basically have the same costume design with different colors.  Pulling inspiration from Voodoo and the classic tale of Robin Hood, the costume designs could have been really interesting and unique However, we have midriff, sports bras with cleavage, and skin-tight leggings. There is nothing wrong with having costumes like this, but these are overdone and they could have been a lot more visually interesting with the subject matter at hand. The art in this issue was fairly run-of-the-mill in comparison to other comics. There could have been some exploration of different costume designs and rendering styles that could have made a visual impact on the comic. 

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7.9
Rorschach (2020) #1

Oct 13, 2020

Other than the lack of WATCHMEN, this was a very solid first issue for a crime-mystery narrative that was a bit too cluttered with dialogue. However, the cliffhanger does leave his reviewer a bit intrigued for the next installment. Heck, the cover even fits in beautifully with the premise of the issue. For now, Im in. However, Kings leash is very short for this reviewer. If mysteries and crime dramas are your thing, Id take a chance on RORSCHACH this week. If not, give it another issue or two and maybe hop aboard the train later and snag the back issues or trade at that time.

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7.9
Ruins Of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1

Jan 15, 2020

If you're looking for a monstrously inventive tale that portrays similar tones of late 19th Century horror fiction, then you've come to the right place. Give this issue a shot but temper your expectations from what you see on the cover, as well as its name.

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6.5
Runaways (2017) #29

Jan 15, 2020

I want to love this book. But I dont. I want to dislike it too… but I dont. At worst, Im apathetic toward this issue after reading. Sure, the writing and the artwork are fine, bordering great, but the content itself… meh. Or at least it was for me. Thats ok, not every issue is going to blow my socks off eh?

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6.5
S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #1

Dec 8, 2020

Ultimately, the plot was unsubstantial and lacked strength.

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7
S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #2

Jan 13, 2021

I said it last issue and Ill say it again, this type of book may simply have too many moving pieces for Ewing to handle.

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6
Savage (2021) #3

Apr 15, 2021

The overall plot and dialogue has been comedic from issue #1 and has progressed to the point of being just plain silly by issue #3. Which, in this writer's opinion is very strange and disappointing due to the fact that the original 4 issue series was straight forward and serious. This feels more like a Quantum & Woody book. The artwork by Nathan Stockman is ok and actually compliments the comedic tone of the book. Once again, its a very different type of artwork than the original series artwork by Lewis Larosa & Clayton Henry.

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9.2
Savage Avengers (2019) #1

May 2, 2019

When this baby hits 88mph, youre going to see some serious $&@$! And let me tell you, this sucker is nuclear! Dugan has already laid the foundation for a huge throw down that includes three of the most ruthlessly, violent characters in the Marvel Comic Universe. This comic fan knows it wont stop there. Dugans dialogue is smart and funny while incorporating these gruesomely, abrasive scenes that make this fan thirsty for more. Why would you want to miss this? I cant wait for the next issue. If you havent read this yet, go pick it up. You wont regret it!

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9.7
Savage Avengers (2019) #2

Jun 6, 2019

There is no doubt that only after 2 issues, this series could very well be the best ongoing in comics now. If you havent checked it out, go to your shop, get issue 1 as well as this issue. Read them back to back and somehow t

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9.4
Savage Avengers (2019) #3

Jul 3, 2019

If you appreciate Pabst Blue Ribbon, youll love this issue. If you enjoy nonstop action, youll enjoy the heck out of this. If you enjoy sly humor stuck in at the most perfect times, youll laugh out loud during this one! If you cant get enough of creative storytelling, gifted artistic genius, and a team-up that comic readers could have never dreamed up, this issue AND series are for you! I said it before and Ill say it again, I dont know how long this ride will last but if anyone can make his road trip continue, its Duggan and Deodato! This issue is exciting, off the wall, and extremely riveting. Head to your LCS, pick this up, and add it to your pull list! You'll be glad you did.

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9.6
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #5

May 10, 2019

Conan may appear to be on a treasure hunt, escaping sorcerers, or simply fighting for his life, but Duggan shows the Cimmerians loyalty and character every step of the way. The issue was nonstop action and excitement while leaving readers hearts racing by the end. Fans will leave this issue being extremely entertained and wanting more. And the best part is; each issue has been such a fast read, including this one!

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8.6
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #6

Jun 19, 2019

Conan fans will leave the issue with a great short story that was fun, entertaining, and showed how unstoppable the barbarian truly can be. Pick this comic up and add it to your pull however the issue could be skipped because Finch doesnt tie the story into the series before or after. Next month will be another new writer, Jim Zub, who will be on the book for a while. Hopefully, Meredith Finch gave fans a great taste of whats on the horizon for this savage barbarian from Cimmeria.

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8.8
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #7

Jul 10, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSIf you're not reading ANY Conan books, you need to start and this issue is a great place to start and dip your toe into the cold Cimmerian waters. Its a different Conan story than many are used to but still has some of the basic, brutal, and barbaric traits that make the Hyborian the same savage gladiator that older fans have grown to love. This issue not only focuses on everyones fun-loving (sarcasm) Cimmerian, but it also has hints of mystery, adventure, and even gambling! Dont hesitate any longer and head to your LCS and start reading some Conan. Why not start with SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #7?

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8.7
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #9

Sep 18, 2019

Zub and Zircher are at their best in this issue" dare I call them ZZ Top?! Readers will quickly enjoy an entertaining anecdote that steals their attention from page one and locks them in until the very end. The issue is well-paced, easy to follow, and emphasizes the true characteristics of the great, Crom-fearing, Cimmerian. Together, ZZ Top creates a vigorous, natural story that was brilliantly sharp and captivating. Pick this issue up for an exciting tale and while youre at it, add it to your pull list!

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8.6
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #10

Oct 16, 2019

If you're a long-time Conan the Barbarian fan, this is a must-buy for you. If you're new to the Cimmerian, this is a great comic to show you the character's roots, his true attributes, his humble nature, and the allure that surrounds the Hyborian born behemoth. This reviewer strongly recommends picking this issue up if you've ever been a Conan fan and completely submerging yourself within a story created by one of the best to have ever written the character.

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8.7
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #11

Nov 13, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSOverall, Thomas nails another spectacular issue of everyones favorite Hyborian born Cimmerian. The issue was exceptionally entertaining, easy to follow, fast-paced, and captured this reader's attention from the first knucklehead to spit on Conans face (what an idiot!) to the dark crystals true reveal as the issue concludes. New and old Conan fans alike will appreciate the tone, character motivations, and classic feel of this issue. If youre a Conan the Barbarian fan, youll love this traditional tale from this classic storyteller. If youre new to the character, start with SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #10 and lead into this one for a great snapshot of the definitive barbarian. Thank you, Roy Thomas, for a tremendously entertaining two-part story.

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7.8
Savage Sword of Conan (2019) #12

Dec 11, 2019

Overall, if Tieri is to continue writing this series, my hope is that his writing style of the Cimmerian will evolve and become more accurate to the stories and characterizations that have developed over the years. That said, the issue was still a ton of fun and wet my whistle as a weekly dose of Conan the Barbarian.

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8.8
Second Coming #6

Jan 12, 2020

Even though this reviewer wasnt a huge fan of the ending, I can still see the overall issue as creatively original, captivating, and something that has stirred up some great questions to ponder in my own faith journey. To anyone who has followed Mark Russells work in the comic realm, they would acknowledge that there have been some ups and downs. However, this series has helped to solidify his genre of comics and his place within the medium. You could even say that Ahoy Comics and Mark Russell were a match made in heaven. Look no further than their next partnership, BILLIONAIRE, which you can get a sneak peek of this issue, to see the brooding partnership continue to blossom. Guys, pick this comic up if youve been following along to date. If not, this reviewer would highly recommend the trade while keeping your eyes open for SECOND COMING Season Two on the horizon.

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8.3
Secret Warps: Soldier Supreme Annual #1

Jul 3, 2019

If youre a Marvel fan, youll be truly encapsulated by the issue, the premise, and the direction of these weekly warps. If youre an INFINITY WARS fan, this is also right up your alley. If youre interested in something different from your normal Marvel Super Heroes yet surprisingly similar at the same time, this issue is for you. Head to your LCS and pick this up. I know I certainly am!

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8.7
Secret Warps: Arachknight Annual #1

Jul 24, 2019

If youve been following along with the Warped world characters to this point, readers should continue with this issue. If you love Moon Knight and Spider-man, youll love what Ewing and Zub do with Arachknight. Readers will get the best qualities of the two superheroes combined as Arachknight steals the show. If you havent been following along with these Warped stories, then pick this issue up anyway for something thats simply entertaining and enjoyable. Let me know what you think!

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7.3
Secret Warps: Weapon Hex Annual #1

Jul 10, 2019

If you enjoy the Warped stories as well as the INFINITY WARS event, then you're probably curious enough to see the direction of these Annual Warped issues. On the other hand, this issue is not a good jumping on point and was very confusing even for someone whos read INFINITY WARS and the last Warped Annual issue.

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8.8
Secret Warps: Ghost Panther Annual #1

Jul 17, 2019

Fans of the INFINITY WARS, as well as the SECRET WARPS tie-ins, will love these annuals. Additionally, if my theory is correct and something more substantial and permanent is emerging from these SECRET WARPS, this reviewer recommends picking these annuals up and adding them to your collection.

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7.5
Secret Warps: Iron Hammer Annual #1

Jul 31, 2019

Give this annual, as well as the ones prior, a try if you're looking for something truly outrageous.

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9.6
Secret Wars (2015) #2

Sep 8, 2019

Jonathan Hickman does it again but this time without the nonstop action and epic Battle Royale. He uses suspense, imagination, originality, and innovation to seduce readers deeper into the narrative. The issue is extremely well-paced and packed full of comparisons to Christianity, Judaism, and Creation/ Garden imagery. Esad Ribics realistic tone to every character was beautiful, including characters like Dragon Man, while his Galactus was drawn with such fiery radiance that this reviewer could stare at those pages for hours. If youre interested in an epic event that will keep you guessing, ensnare your attention, and elevate your level of excitement for the characters you love, this issue is for you. Pick this up if you can, otherwise grab the trade as soon as possible.

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9.7
Secret Wars (2015) #3

Sep 14, 2019

Hickman once again proves that he is one of the best storytellers in any game right now. His ability to take the characters we love while telling a spellbinding narrative that will eventually reboot the Marvel Universe is unprecedented.

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9.6
Secret Wars (2015) #4

Sep 21, 2019

People die and big players are reintroduced to the anecdote to inflict some crazy conflict.

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9.3
Secret Wars (2015) #5

Sep 28, 2019

Hickman takes a pit stop in his narrative to catch fans up on some huge details to the very foundation of the story while pointing readers into a brand new direction to wrap up the series. His creativity, inventiveness, and ingenuity shine throughout the issue and merely show comic fans that Jonathan Hickman is on an entirely different level than anyone else in the game right now. Grab this trade and add it to your collection. This is a story you can pull out to read time and again without being disappointed. Well, what are you waiting for? Start reading!

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9.1
Secret Wars (2015) #6

Oct 5, 2019

If you love epic events that feel important, this series is for you. There was certainly nothing more important happening in comics while SECRET WARS was happening. If youre interested in so many of the main players from Thanos, to Black Swan, as well as the Illuminati, this issue is for you. Hickman continues this smart and intriguing tale that will keep fans on the edge of their seats and passionate for whats to come. Pick this issue up as well as the trade! Marvel Comic fans will not be disappointed.

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9.4
Secret Wars (2015) #7

Oct 12, 2019

If you've been craving high octane action and suspense from some of the craziest fiends in the Marvel Universe, this issue is exclusively for you. Hickman relentlessly stacks on some of the most intense action readers have seen to date keeping comic enthusiasts on the edge of their seat. This issue is overstuffed and brimming to the top with phenomenal art by Ribic, Svorcina, and Eliopoulos.

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9.8
Secret Wars (2015) #8

Oct 19, 2019

FINAL THOUGHTSIf you enjoy Esad Ribics art, insanely crazy battles between characters you thought youd never see, as well as some of the most ingenious ideas for character development, this comic was entirely for you. If youre totally ok with waiting for an extra issue for the narrative to wrap up while Ribic basically puts on a clinic for any and all artists, this comic is for you. At this point, this reviewer has said it dozens of times; buy this series. Buy this trade. Buy this issue. What on Earth are you waiting for already?

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9.5
Secret Wars (2015) #9

Oct 26, 2019

SECRET WARS # 9 is an incredibly remarkable story that hits on so many levels while fully encompassing the true potential of a company-wide, universe-shattering event.

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9
Sentry (2018) #2

Jul 26, 2018

For someone who doesn't know a ton about the Sentry, Lemire is gradually introducing elements to the character and explaining the inner workings of Bob and his supporting cast. With issues dedicated mostly to the "not so super" Bob, Lemire is making them entertaining, fast-paced, and a ton of fun. Now, with the roof ripped clean off this sucker, I'm excited to see where it goes next.

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10
Seven Secrets #12

Sep 15, 2021

Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo have created a story that definitely requires repeat immersion. Seven Secrets #12 is definitely the best book I've read this week. This is the book that I'm currently reading last each week it comes out to make sure that I finish on a high note.

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9
Shadowman (2021) #1

Mar 23, 2021

Overall, this is a great issue for old and new readers alike. Its filled with just enough character development and action to satisfy, and also supply artwork that complements the story. If you are a former reader who hasnt read Shadowman in a long time, or if youve never read a past issue but have an interest in learning about this character " check out this inaugural tale! I for one am looking forward to what is in store for Shadowman in this new series.

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8.4
Shazam! (2021) #1

Jul 20, 2021

This isn't your typical SHAZAM! title. However, Sheridan shrugs off the normal constraints and begins to shape multiple aspects of the character through some internal conflicts. Sure, Billy's heading on a voyage. However, it appears as though Sheridan's end goal is to strengthen the character and ultimately send him on a journey of maturity.

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8.8
Shazam! (2021) #2

Aug 17, 2021

SHAZAM! #2 is not what you'd expect nor is it your normal storyline that fits the character. Yet, somehow this creative team puts forth a wildly entertaining story with terrific illustrations that make this series loads of fun.

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8.6
Sideways #7

Aug 8, 2018

The creative team is building Sideways up to stick around in the DC Universe for a long time. Hop on board now while you still can. SIDEWAYS has an experienced and the series is starting to heat up. You won't be disappointed.

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9.7
Silk (2021) #3

May 13, 2021

She gives me a Paris Hilton in the early 2000s vibe with the appearance of being the stereotypical dumb influencer. Yet, she's very smart and calculated, which shows during this interview scene. Furthermore, I love seeing antagonists like Saya Ishi. Its a nice welcome compared to the big tough bad guy (theres nothing wrong with them, but its just different). I am excited to read the next issue to see how her character develops with the story.

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8.5
Spawn #316

Mar 31, 2021

I have been reading Spawn since it first began with issue 1 back in 1992. Ive been there for Spawns highs and lows. And Im happy to say that although this isnt the best Spawn issue Ive ever read, its definitely a good issue with a lot going for it. For $2.99 its worth the price of admission for anyone who has read Spawn.

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8.5
Spider-Ham (2019) #1

Dec 23, 2019

Fans will leave this entertainingly wonderful and lighthearted tail eager to enjoy what appears to be a family-friendly book with their spider-loving kids. This reader highly recommends this charming issue by Wells and feels like this could be a perfect gateway series to get those young comic fans hooked on one of the best mediums in the market today. If you enjoy Spider-Man, as well as Marvel Comics, youll enjoy this issue and all the animal renditions that go along with it. If only it came out a day early, it would be a fantastic stocking stuffer for the holidays!

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8.5
Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #1

Apr 12, 2021

Zdarsky gives readers an introduction on the curtails of a classic that even the casual Spider-fan can get behind. However, there really isnt too much thats jaw-dropping quite yet. If youre a fan of everyones favorite web-head or love What If concepts, this series is right up your alley. I strongly recommend you give it a look. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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7
Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow #2

May 13, 2021

As for Spider-Man: Spiders Shadow #2, it flows fine. I do feel like they might be dragging out the story to fit a trade. Nevertheless, this length can work if the point is to slowly show Peter succumb to his alien costume. Then, that could be interesting. However, that will depend on how subsequent issues handle the story.

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8.8
Star Wars (2014) #51

Jul 19, 2018

It was the art that made this worth the price of admission. Beautifully drawn and realistic images are my cup of tea, and this issue had it in spades.

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8.6
Star Wars (2014) #52

Aug 2, 2018

It was a fast read filled with space explosions, Vader chasing down Han, and the only ship that can do the Kessel Run under 12 parsecs. Overall, it was a fun read that adds something pretty cool to the STAR WARS mythos.

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7.5
Star Wars (2020) #11

Feb 3, 2021

Star Wars #11 concludes the Operation Starlight arc with some callbacks to Rogue One and some strained friendships as we see more of the Rebel Alliances dark side here, especially what theyre willing to do to survive and get an edge over the Galactic Empire.

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9.6
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #18

Jul 11, 2018

The overall idea of the story has been done before BUT not with Darth Vader. However, Soule's creativity shines through in "how" Tarkin deploys his tactics and what he does in his attempt to kill one of the greatest villains of all time. If that doesn't sell you, then pick the issue up for its fantastic artistic display of Vader in action. If you love Star Wars, you will love this issue.

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9.6
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #19

Aug 9, 2018

Soule made this issue quick and clean. There was very little dialogue, which made the comic easy to read and fun, while the art team literally draws readers into the issue wonderfully. Soule set up the first issue well and left readers with great questions moving forward.

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9.8
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) #20

Aug 25, 2018

DARTH VADER is the best STAR WARS related book on the shelves. If you are a fan of this mythos, you'll love Soule's extended, in-depth, background into the Psyche of the most savage and merciless villain in the galaxy.

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9
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Annual #2

Jul 18, 2018

Wendig's annual adds fantastic lore to the Star Wars universe by building up Tarkin and surprisingly tearing down one of the most feared beings in the galaxy. Wendig shows readers a transfer of power and adds so much more to both these characters. Get this issue!

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8.5
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #10

Feb 10, 2021

This Darth Vader comic is directly digging into elements from the Rise of Skywalker film. If that doesnt float your boat, then you might want to give it a pass until the story arc concludes. But I recommend it to Darth Vader fans who are willing to see what their favorite Sith Lord faces in this comic.

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7
Star Wars: The High Republic (2021) #2

Feb 3, 2021

The comic certainly delivers on telling a story about Jedi Master Sskeer and tries to show off Star Wars newest High Republic villains the Nihil with teases for the Drengir. However, they dont come across as big galactic threats yet, just random foes for the Jedi to deal with. I would only recommend this comic if youre interested in the new High Republic era and want to see a glimpse of what the new villains are like.

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9
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #2

Jan 8, 2020

 :This issue was well-paced, threw off some dazzling colors and effective fight panels, and ultimately set us up nicely to continue the overall story. It provided excellent context and background into the two sides pulling at Ben's mind, and it seems totally reasonable that seeds of doubt may be creeping in. Admittedly, this reviewer is only a slightly more than casual fan of the Star Wars franchise. However, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to follow this book and see how it plays out.

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8
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #3

Feb 12, 2020

I was worried that we'd never flesh-out these three random Jedi buddies of Kylo, but the creative team did a great job of doing just that this issue.

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9
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #4

Mar 11, 2020

This series at no point dipped below average, with flairs of brilliance. Outside of a face like a potato, and some stagnant color scheming (rarely), there was very little not to like here. The action was portrayed excellently, you got a feel for each character, and Bens internal struggle resonated with us. If youre not a fan of Star Wars, youll like this series. If you ARE a fan of Star Wars, chances are youll love it. The worst offense this series committed was only being four issues. But you know what they say leave em wanting more. This reviewer wants more.

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9
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha #1

May 3, 2021

If you're interested in this comic or any of the others mentioned, simply click on the title/link to snag a copy through Amazon.

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7.5
Static (2021): Season One #1

Jun 15, 2021

As of right now, its hard to drop a series after one issue. However, if newer fans arrived here lost and confused with little information or background knowledge with the character, why would they continue? Diehard fans will find the series inviting and even refreshing since STATICS long-winded gap between comic series. Nevertheless, I cant help but notice the potential here for this series to thrive if done the right way. I hope Ayala can give fans the STATIC theyve been missing while also updating it to gel with the current issues today. Its certainly possible. Heres to being optimistic! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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7.5
Strange Academy (2020) #1

Mar 3, 2020

I believe I know where Young is aiming but I think he's trying to live in two genres which may drag this comic down fast. He needs to plant himself in a more young audience outlook and stick with that tone or go with the more youthful adult perspective. But between trying to find out where this book fits and the overload of cute character interactions as well as introductions, I found myself swimming against the current of this issue.

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8.3
Strange Academy (2020) #2

Jul 7, 2020

If you're searching for monumental action and intriguing plot twists, you won't find them in this issue or possibly this series (as of yet). However, if you're looking for a book for young readers or something to share with your children, this could be tons of fun to read TOGETHER.

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7.5
Strange Academy (2020) #7

Jan 27, 2021

I would pick up this issue solely based on the premise alone. The overall content of this issue ensnares you with the storyline. Again, this is Marvel's answer to Hogwarts, so you already know that magic and adventure is always on the horizon.

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8
Strange Academy (2020) #8

Feb 3, 2021

Strange Academy is a fun book.You can easily start midway and have a decent understandingof what is taking place. The overall environment coupled with Youngs epic writing lendsitselfwell to a story about mystical teenagers. This book scratchesthat OG XavierInstituteandHogwartsitch. As soon as you are finished reading this review, go to your LCS, and pick up this issue. You will not be disappointed.

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9
Suicide Squad (2021) #1

Mar 2, 2021

This issue has excitement, adventure, conspiracy, current continuity within the INFINITE FRONTIER, and intriguing new SUICIDE SQUAD members. From start to finish, Thompson bombards readers with action while Pansica and Ferreira light up each page with insane illustrations that make this issue come to life. Together, this creative team has done a fantastic job igniting an allure in this new frontier that's stimulating and energizing. As of right now, I'm all in on SUICIDE SQUAD and I can't wait to see how Thompson weaves Conner Kent SUPERBOY into this series.

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8.3
Suicide Squad (2021) #2

Apr 7, 2021

The art is powerful, the characters are intriguing, and the interwoven story design throughout other comics is a testament to Thompson, his creative team, and the possibilities within this series. The new characters are fresh, interesting, and add a dynamic tone to the story that I'm excited to see play out.

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8.5
Suicide Squad (2021) #3

May 4, 2021

Thompson and his creative team are doing a fabulous job setting up all the moving pieces within the series while managing to juggle an incredibly eclectic cast of characters. This hidden gem provides readers with an extensive look around the DC COMICS landscape and makes dedicated fans feel like what they're reading is important. The art is sharp, bright, and chalked full of energy. There really is so much to like about this series.

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7.8
Suicide Squad (2021) #4

Jun 1, 2021

Thompson did divulge some key components to a few of the main characters that I'm sure will ripen into prosperous fruit as SUICIDE SQUAD unfolds. Readers just need to hang in there throughout this tale with optimism for issue five.

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9.4
Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #1

Aug 3, 2021

THE SETUPWhat truly makes this issue shine is the fact that its DC BLACK LABEL. Not only does that provide fans with more graphic overtones, as well as heavier adult dialogue, but it also provides the wiggle room of being outside continuity. Therefore, Azzarello and Maleev have full access to tell the story they want without any constraints. And readers, thats exactly what they do in this opening issue.

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8.3
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1

Jun 17, 2021

Overall, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 was reasonably accurate for a character this age, the narrative never slowed down, the plot was entertaining, and the issue was blended beautifully with an almost perfect artistic style and tone.

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9.5
Superman '78 (2021) #1

Aug 24, 2021

Truly, SUPERMAN '78 #1 is a must-buy to anyone who has that special place in their heart for a movie that truly made them think a man could fly!

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7.5
Superman (2018) #29

Mar 9, 2021

Overall, this issue was flat and the illustrations were too cartoony for my taste. That said, I'm not giving up on this series of PKJs run by any stretch. One issue is way too early to write a creative team off. However, this opening installment wasn't anything like what readers saw from PKJ in FUTURE STATE. And if you're like me and thats what drew you into this issue, I think youll be a bit disappointed. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless!

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9.3
Superman and the Authority (2021) #1

Jul 20, 2021

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #1 delivers a fresh new take on a classic character with a nostalgic spin. Furthermore, Morrison's style isn't as polarizing or unconventional as many would expect with an average level of intensity and concept. That said, if you dig that Morrison-style approach, please don't be deterred. The story is clever, unique, and dangles some intriguing questions to be uncovered as the series progresses.

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8.8
Superman and the Authority (2021) #2

Aug 17, 2021

Morrisons intensity and conceptual approach are still prevalent and stronger than ever in this issue. Plus, readers get a wide range that showcases what hes truly capable of. Yet, as strong as Morrison was this issue, its the diverse, dynamic illustrations, artistic styles, and coloring that made this issue so successful and set the tone masterfully. Im still all-in on this series and look forward to seeing what unravels as SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY resumes. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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8.6
Superman and the Authority (2021) #3

Sep 14, 2021

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #3 as a stand-alone issue was exciting, explosive, and extremely entertaining. Morrison's story mixed with Janin and Foreman's outstanding illustrations makes this issue, as well as the series, a must-read. However, I can't help but wonder if one issue is not enough to wrap this story up and point fans in the right direction. If I'm right and this series continues into something more, I hope Morrison sticks on the series as well as Janin and this creative team.

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9.5
Superman: Red & Blue (2021) #1

Mar 16, 2021

However, its not his abilities that make him the hero everyone loves and admires. Its his character and heart that make him SUPERMAN. This issue with all its wonderful stories and writers hammers that point home masterfully. Mark my words: awards are in the future for a few of these stories steeped with so much passion and creativity for the character. I truly cant wait for the next issue and sincerely hope everyone gives this a solid look. Let me know what you think, have a super week, and God Bless!

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8.5
Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #1

Jul 27, 2021

Readers discover what Taylor's true mission is with this series after only one issue. SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #1 is meant as the book to take young, adolescent Jon Kent and transition him to adulthood, as well as the future SUPERMAN.

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4.5
Sword Master (2019) #7

Jan 2, 2020

I am so disappointed! I was so excited about this run that I saw it on the list of books and screamed. Remember how disappointed you were when you watched The Last Airbender movie for the first time? Yeah, thats me with this book. The artwork is nice but the protagonist is a whiny brat. Heres to hoping it picks up.

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8
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1

Nov 4, 2020

Together with Johnson's sly alterations, this creative team uses its canvas to astound BATMAN fans with some minor imaginative twists that will blow your mind. Sure, when I see these TALES OF THE DARK MULTIVERSE issues I'm normally pretty skeptical before reading. However, I rather quite enjoyed the issue. I simply wish we got a bit more ironed out in the story. There was just so much to work with here that maybe these TALES OF THE DARK MULTIVERSE should be more than one issue to tease out more of the details? Alas, I'd still recommend giving it a try, even if it seemed more like an Else World story than a Dark Multiverse story.

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7
Taskmaster (2020) #3

Feb 10, 2021

While this Taskmaster book continues to try to be funny, its better at telling a fun action comic book. It does a fine job showing some of Taskmasters planning and ingenuity, just wish we saw more of his professionalism.

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6
Teen Titans (2016): Special #1

Jun 28, 2018

You could skip this issue and go into the series if you wanted and not miss a beat.

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8
Teen Titans Academy (2021) #2

May 2, 2021

Overall, it is a good comic and I would recommend it to the general comic audience, although I feel it would cater more specifically to (hardcore) fans of the Titans lore.

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8.2
Thanos (2019) #2

May 30, 2019

If you like Thanos, pick this up. If you are intrigued by relational situations between individuals that should never be together (kind of like Real World with Puck), this is also right up your alley. Either way, Howard leads a talented team exploring some very creative ideas and backstories that comic fans should take notice too. Head to your shop and pick this one up!

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9
Thanos (2019) #3

Jun 26, 2019

Howard has truly taken time, zeal, and devotion to develop a well-written story thats never been told and quite frankly is interesting and logical. Hopefully, fans will get some hardcore twists and action soon. In the meantime, Im all in! Excellent job Tini Howard! Everyone should be reading this series.

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6.8
Thanos (2019) #4

Jul 31, 2019

Guys, nothing happened this issue. What surfaced as Howard's direction prior appears to have faded away. Gamora and Thanos' relationship hasn't matured any further and the compassion the Mad Titan once had for his adopted daughter doesn't exist anymore. The issue was inconsistent and Thanos' behavior was too erratic. With one issue left in the series, this reviewer was expecting more development within the narrative.

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6.5
Thanos (2019) #6

Sep 25, 2019

This issue felt confusing and ultimately was nothing that this reviewer anticipated. Instead of a Thanos story or even a story about Gamora, it turned into a tale about bad parenting, unresolved issues, and forced plot threads to wrap up the issue that didnt make sense with the anecdote to date. Finally, this entire series felt like it didnt know what direction it was going to take until the last 5 pages, which were forced, complicated, and extremely disappointing to any person who grew up in a broken home or with a parent that didn't seem to care. If you've been buying the issue to date, grab it to complete your story. Otherwise, just pass on it this week.

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8
The Authority (2008) #1

Apr 15, 2021

The Authority were such an influence in the early 2000s that it spawned a lot of imitators. Its influence spread to the point that in Action Comics #775 Superman would battle a team called The Elite. A parody of the Authority. The point of that story was to address the question of whether Superman as a character was still relevant in a post Authority comic book world. That Superman story would later be adapted into an animated movie called Superman vs the Elite.

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6
The Good Asian #1

May 5, 2021

The art provides that noir feel. But as sometimes happens in these type of stories, some characters are hard to tell apart. Due to similar outfits. It tells the story fine but does not stand out.

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8
The Legend of Shang-Chi #1

Feb 4, 2021

I would 100% recommend anyone to pick up this comic. Some seeds were planted in the issue that may yield some interesting results.

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7
The Mighty Valkyries (2021) #1

Apr 19, 2021

If you've been following THOR for the last few years, there are a lot of connections here that will keep you interested, especially the Jane story. The 2nd story is so disconnected and thin that it might take a while for fans to find the new VALKYRIE interesting as her own character.

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7.8
The Prodigal Sun: Fantastic Four #1

Jul 3, 2019

If you read FANTASTIC FOUR, youll love this issue and possibly want Peter David on the title. He did a tremendous job involving the family and weaving their personalities together throughout the issue. However, if youre curious about the Prodigal Sun and are interested in learning more about him, his purpose, and his importance to the Marvel Landscape, you wont get much in this issue other than is power set. This is a nice first issue to get things started but this reviewer left wanting a bit more. For now, this comic fan is still in on the PRODIGAL SUN but I will need more information quickly. Otherwise, Im out.

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8.5
The Silver Coin #1

Apr 7, 2021

Since The Silver Coin is a five issue series with all of the stories revolving around the same silver coin, I wonder if each issue will employ the same trope. Or will the coin function differently in each story? While the writers for The Silver Coin will change from issue to issue, the entire series will be illustrated by Michael Walsh, which is more than enough to keep me interested in the series. The Silver Coin issue #2 is scheduled for release May 12, 2021.

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9.2
The Terrifics #5

Jun 29, 2018

THE TERRIFICS is a must read each month. Shaner and Lemire are a true team. Just look at how they present themselves as storytellers on the cover. These two have figured out a way to give this brand new book a classic feel.

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9.2
The Terrifics #6

Jul 25, 2018

Lemire and Bennett take a bunch of C and D list heroes and make them feel like they've always been together. This character team works! This creative team works!

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8
The Wrong Earth: Night & Day #4

May 5, 2021

JamalIgleis doing career defining art here. It is crisp, clear, and Peyer wisely allowIgleto depict the main fight this issue to be mostly wordless. Besides slight changes to their costumes,Igleuses body language to better set the Dragonfly men apart. Colorist Andy Troy deserves credit for the bright and eye catching colours. Characters and backgrounds stand out.

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7.8
Thor (2018) #2

Jun 27, 2018

Overall, Aaron's story ultimately gives us our familiar Thor we've grown to love. We get to see the band (family) get back together again, AND I'm totally ready to see that family dinner.

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7.6
Thor (2018) #3

Jul 18, 2018

It was a down issue for Aaron and Del Mundo overall. If you love THOR and are in the middle of the story, get it. If you think the summary page next issue can clue you in enough, maybe you skip it...

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9
Thor (2018) #4

Aug 16, 2018

If you love Thor, there is no one better to currently capture his voice than Aaron. His love for the character, Odinson's mythos, and the Asgardian Realms are magnificent.

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9.3
Thor (2018) #13

May 31, 2019

If you are a THOR fan, a Jason Aaron fan, a WAR OF THE REALMS fan, or simply love good stories, this issue is totally in your wheelhouse. Pick this up and sit with it for a bit. This issue may even help put some things going on in your own life into perspective. Excellent job Jason Aaron!

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7
Thor (2018) #15

Jul 10, 2019

If you've been following WAR OF THE REALMS since it began, then the completist in me says that you need this issue. If you've been following Aaron and the God of Thunder for years now, then again this issue is a must for you. However, if months of the WAR OF THE REALMS has taken its toll on you and you're ready to move on, don't buy the issue.

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8.2
Thor (2018) #16

Aug 28, 2019

If you love Thor, Asgard, WAR OF THE REALMS, and Jason Aarons run that started way back in 2012, this issue is a must buy to wrap up one of your favorite writers stories. However, if youre buying this issue looking for answers or incredibly outrageous plot twists, you wont find it here. This issue puts a nice bow on an unthinkable 7 year narrative that took Thor Odinson on an incredible hero journey through some highs and lows. However, even though Aarons THOR is done, his story still continues. With only 4 issues of KING THOR to go, this reviewer is pumped to find out how the story ends with future Thor and to see the REAL epic conclusion.

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8.7
Thor (2020) #1

Dec 31, 2019

New readers to Cates will immediately see his outstanding imagination, his well-written dialogue, his easy to follow storytelling and his overly complex stories that he breaks down into easily digestible and vivid chunks that draw comic fans deeper into the narrative. THOR #1 showcases everything that has made Donny Cates one of the best writers at Marvel for many years now.

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8.5
Thor (2020) #2

Jan 29, 2020

If youre looking for a story with mind-blowing art, look no further than THOR #2 by the phenomenal Nic Klein. If youre in need of a story that just kicked off that you're interested in sinking your teeth into, this is another great option to explore. And finally, if youre looking for an exciting and intriguing story, there may be no one better than Donny Cates to offer the spice you need to give you that spark of interest to draw you deeper into a narrative. Past practice dictates that his THOR is going to be a wild ride! Give this issue, and series, a shot and let me know what you think.

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9.4
Thor (2020) #3

Feb 12, 2020

If youve been on the fence about THOR since Jason Aarons run ended or were merely interested in finally trying out the character, this may be the perfect issue to get you hooked.

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8.4
Thor (2020) #4

Mar 11, 2020

he stakes are high, the issue is fast and furious, and the characters' emotions are fueled by their actions throughout the issue. There is no doubt in my mind that the character of Thor is growing throughout this narrative and he's doing so in such a short amount of time.

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7.5
Thor (2020) #5

Jun 23, 2020

Now, I'm still interested in this tale overall and I'm still excited to see where the story leads but if the next issue gives fans another non-ending surrounded by more fluff, I may be hanging up my cleats with Cates' THOR run. I need more substances, direction, and purpose without the pointless narration made to cloak a lack of story and plot.

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6.8
Thor (2020) #7

Sep 16, 2020

This issue will keep you interested enough. However, its a bit of a let down after two back to back killer issues. Sure, its hard to hit home run after home run but we dont need to cork our own bats to get the win. Instead of grabbing from the tool shed that already exists, Cates seemingly creates a new character, or at least irrelevant character, to grace us all with some epic power. Will it be long term? Lets hope not. Is it probably all for $&@$ and giggles? Probably. But this reader hates to be mislead nor does he like the carpet ripped out from under him for an idea that was never referenced or indicated prior. If the events of this issue amount to nothing, then all that remains from this issue is a long talk with a horse man. Is that a good issue? I really dont think so. Lets see if THOR #8 actually builds on this story or if THOR #7 was just a humorous stunt to fill an issue. Currently, Im giving this issue a hard pass.

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7.3
Thor (2020) #8

Oct 7, 2020

Ultimately, this week's THOR (and last issue) were a bit of a letdown. Maybe it's because the first arc was so fast-paced, large, and explosive? Or maybe Cates was focusing more on Knull and the KING IN BLACK during these issues and gave us some filler for the time being? Who knows? I just know I've read better from Cates and I left this week's THOR a bit disappointed.

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9.3
Thor (2020) #9

Nov 3, 2020

Readers, THOR #9 was a blast! The potential thats simply scratching at the surface of this weeks installment explodes as the story concludes. Cates and Klein take a classic, familiar idea and morph it into their own vibrantly intense and dynamic story that has teeth. Before the issue is done, readers will sympathize with Donald Blake, partially understand where hes coming from, and possibly look at the God of Thunder as the villain of this tale. Cates and Klein blur the lines masterfully. My sincere hope is that Cates delivers a true ending with meaning, explanation, and purpose thats not rushed and lacks closure. This arc has legs and I think readers are in for a wild ride. Pick this up and let me know what you think!

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9
Thor (2020) #10

Dec 2, 2020

This storyline has personality, movement, purpose, inquiry, and vitality.

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9.1
Thor (2020) #11

Jan 6, 2021

Like Dr. Donald Blake, THOR #11 is wicked down to its core. Readers, the cliffhanger cameos were awesome and put a huge smile on this reviewer's face. Meanwhile, Cates has finally sold this critic on Blakes newfound evil features and vial characteristics. At first, it was a hard sell for this THOR fan to get behind. However, Im all in on this arc and cant wait to see whats next. Someones on a hunt. But, whos next? Youll have to read this weeks issue to find out, which I highly recommend. Additionally, if youre interested in more THOR praise, click HERE to read my BEST OF 2020 article and let me know what you think. Thanks for the read and God Bless!

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7.7
Thor (2020) #12

Feb 17, 2021

THOR #12 will make you scream "Dang" but it will also leave you yearning for the comics' identity and character progression.

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7.3
Thor (2020) #13

Mar 17, 2021

There was definitely power and pure awesomeness in this installment of THOR that can't be overlooked. Klein's illustrations, for one, were incredible and vibrant. Nevertheless, I can't help but miss the lack of story that's been missing for quite some time in this series. Readers, it's just masked in pomp, circumstance, and banality.

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9.3
Thor (2020) #14

Apr 14, 2021

Ultimately, a simple task by Loki was deemed enough to end this turmoil, which I feel like could have happened at anytime much sooner. Granted, one would argue a battle-torn Blake made the switch-a-roo a bit more manageable. Yet, the switch never really happens. Its presented as a big deal that THOR and Blake cant occupy the same space at the same time. Nonetheless, the issue concludes as if its now somehow possible.

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8
Thor (2020) #15

Jul 12, 2021

THOR #15 is merely a transition issue that sets the groundwork for the next two installments. Readers will find very little action, thrills, twists, or cliffhangers. Yet, they'll leave with some thought-provoking questions and a new outlook on their favorite character. This week's THOR is easy to follow, candid and provides insight into the inner workings of a God. However, as a whole, THOR #15 was missing its normal punch that leaves you excited for the next issue.

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7.5
Thor (2020) #16

Aug 25, 2021

Have you ever had a sandwich on super thick, French bread with barely any meat? Well, THOR #16 gives readers an amazing opening and a killer ending which encompasses about 5 total pages. The rest of the story is just thinly sliced deli ham between the hefty bread on the outside. Nothing happens this week nor does the story develop or provide readers with answers or direction.

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8.8
Thor: The Worthy #1

Dec 4, 2019

The experience and expertise of these distinctive storytellers shine through in each of these classic tales making this issue a must-read to any long-time Thor fan or classic comic enthusiast. Even if youre simply looking for a trip down memory lane involving the history of Thor, this issue would be a great place to start.

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7
Titans (2016) #23

Jul 11, 2018

The art was ok, and the story didn't move the needle or have a great hook moving forward. The dialogue between the characters was average, and Abnett didn't progress the story forward at all. Not to mention, parts of the art just came off weird and out of place.

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7.9
Titans United (2021) #1

Sep 14, 2021

TITANS UNITED #1 leans heavily on the nostalgic and plays hard and fast towards fans loving the TITANS TV Series. However, the story and substance behind the new series seemed lacking and were ultimately uneventful. Yet, this art team truly elevated my score and ignited my interest in at least another issue.

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8
United States vs. Murder Inc. #1

Sep 5, 2018

Bendis grabs the readers attention immediately and never takes his foot off the gas. Pick this up and give it a try!

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8.5
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #8

Feb 20, 2020

 :This was without question the best issue of this series, by far. The dialogue and narrative were crisp and effective, and all the jokes landed without feeling that cheesy. The writers have a solid grasp on what makes each character themselves, and you could tell whos speaking without needing to see the corresponding word-bubbles. The art is above average with a few panels that I stared at for a moment and appreciated. Im definitely on board for where this arc is headed, and for the first time since its inception, I cant wait to read the next issue.

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8
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #9

Mar 18, 2020

Overall, this is a (very) slight dip from the magic that was last month's issue, but this series is coming into its own nicely. If you're in any way invested in the Thor universe, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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6.5
Valkyrie: Jane Foster #10

Jun 17, 2020

This story wrapped up way too suddenly and unexpectedly. The pinnacle battle was practically nonexistent and I'm sorry to say that nothing artistically stood out other than heavy ink work and a large floating Punisher skull in the Rkkva. There is no doubt that I have seen better work from this creative team and can only wonder if this issue was truly meant to be or solely forced to tie up loose ends of a series.

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9.6
Venom (2018) #3

Jun 29, 2018

This issue may cause nightmares. The artistic detail and imagination lead by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman is truly unmatched right now. Pick up this issue and ask your Local Comic Shop to order you issue 1 & 2 while you're at it.

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9.6
Venom (2018) #4

Jul 25, 2018

Cates and Stegman genuinely compliment each other and continue to be one of the best teams in comics right now.

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9.8
Venom (2018) #5

Aug 23, 2018

Stegman and Cates are the new Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Cates is diving so deep into the mythos of Venom, just like Snyder did with Batman while Stegman's art captures the dark and fantastical of the character beautifully, just like Capullo did with the Dark Knight. Cates and Stegman are two of the best creative storytellers, and artistic geniuses in all of comics right now just like Snyder and Capullo were during DC's "Fresh Start" with the New 52.

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6.1
Venom (2018) #14

May 22, 2019

This angle from Brocks perspective is interesting but it feels more like Bunn is just here to play with the toys in the toy box for a bit without messing anything up. If thats the case, and Bunns hands are tied as to what he can write, you cant blame him for the pacing as well as what hes allowed to do. However, that stinks for fans that really wanted to see what Bunn was capable of doing with Venom if he was allowed to really let loose. Maybe hell get his chance next issue? Readers can only hope.

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7
Venom (2018) #34

Apr 7, 2021

It feels like Cates is trying to paint this picture of a down-and-out hero that overcomes all obstacles, yet, its never him that overcomes. Its always someone or something else. Readers, Im at a loss. I know what Cates is trying to do and how hes trying to make me feel. However, its so forced down my throat I find myself struggling to accept the narrative. And ultimately, this entire issue of VENOM can be summarized in one sentence and skipped right over. Was this issue merely filler to get us to 200 on the button? It seems that way. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless.

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8
Venom (2018) #35

Jun 16, 2021

Nevertheless, if you've grown stale to Cates VENOM, you may be thinking about skipping this issue. However, I suggest reading it. Why? Its the perfect issue to summarize what you've missed and to see where Eddie and VENOM are at whether you agree with it or not. As much as I haven't been a huge fan of his run since VENOM ISLAND, I still think this issue is a must-read for the status quo of VENOM moving forward.

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8.8
War of the Realms #4

May 16, 2019

Jason Aaron is a masterful storyteller that once again proves the stage isnt too big for him to handle a full scale, company-wide event crossing years of his THOR run. Dautermans art is vigorous, spirited, powerful and shows depth within each scene. This issue is a must read moving forward in the series, as well as the characters of Venom, Thor, and the Avengers. If the issue focused more on the battle at Svartalfheim, this reviewer probably would have given the issue a 9 or higher. That said, it was still a fantastic read!

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8.2
War of the Realms #5

Jun 7, 2019

Even though the focus was about tying up loose ends related to our hero teams, Aaron still managed to make this issue feel large, worldly, exciting, action packed, and apocalyptic while drawing all heroes together for something truly special.

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8
War of the Realms: Omega #1

Jul 10, 2019

Overall, the issue was super packed with talented writers and artists making it a really great read that helped to put a bow on the epic summer event. If your a person that needs a sense of conclusion and have followed the war since day one, this issue will help with that.

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8.9
War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants #1

May 23, 2019

The issue is charming, witty, and full of fun with some amazingly vivid and sharp art from Molina and Di Benedetto. This is a stunningly impressive tie into WAR OF THE REALMS that everyone will enjoy.

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9.6
Way of X (2021) #1

Apr 19, 2021

Spurrier will make you think. WAY OF X isn't for the comic fans who want a smash and grab action comic. It's more of a discussion book. WAY OF X is a water cooler series. Spurrier has created a series centered around the heavy topics of faith, religion, spirituality, and resurrection.

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9.4
Way of X (2021) #2

May 19, 2021

Is it murder if youre able to be resurrected? Do you really have a soul? Mutants are not only creating their own nation but theyre also playing God. And at why cost? WAY OF X is merely taking a peek right now. However, as this issue comes to a close, the doors get blown off the hinges. This is definitely a must-read for X-MEN fans and I highly recommend jumping in now before its too late. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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8
Way of X (2021) #3

Jun 23, 2021

Overall, WAY OF X #3 was deeper and more thought-provoking even with its Christian undertones. Yet, it still lacks substance towards the overall development of the story. I left the issue wondering what readers really garnered from the issue. That said, WAY OF X wasnt bad by any stretch. Still, anyone searching for plot development and direction may come up a bit short.

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8
Way of X (2021) #4

Jul 14, 2021

After the last two installments of the WAY OF X, it just feels like the series is spinning its wheels. Im struggling to see the end game. Before this series, fans could already see the hypocrisy, the evil, the corruption, and the twisted nature that was all over Krakoa. Heck, depending on your perspective, many would argue that the mutants could very well be the villains of this story. So, unless there is a driving purpose on the horizon, Im struggling to see the true intent and direction of the series.

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9.5
Way of X (2021) #5

Aug 18, 2021

My point is, Spurrier drives home perfect ideals as to human nature, life itself, and why resurrection for all would be doomed from the beginning. Readers, WAY OF X is the perfect series to read and discuss over a cup of coffee. I highly recommend giving WAY OF X #5 a chance. Nevertheless, its probably not the best issue to hop on board. Therefore, you need to grab the back issues or wait to get the trade. WAY OF X #5 is an example of invention and imagination at its finest. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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8
Weapon H #4

Jun 24, 2018

Each issue so far has been one battle after another. Sometimes, I like my comics like my wrestling: knock out, drag out fights! I don't need an in-depth story within all my comics. Sometimes, I just want some action, adventure, explosions, and fighting. This comic has it in spades! Weapon H laid waste to Man-Thing like it was nothing and it looks like Hulkverine will be taking on Roxxon next. I guess we'll have to wait until the next issue to find out.

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9
Weapon H #5

Jul 18, 2018

It's still a fun read filled with action, monsters, explosions, and exciting twists and turns. If you pick up Weapon H for something deep and emotional, you grabbed the wrong comic. You'll leave this issue as well as the past issues saying, "that was freakin' awesome!"

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8.8
Weapon H #6

Aug 17, 2018

Pak is writing an engaging and enjoyable story that's exciting each month. In this issue, Anindito's art was clear, vibrant, and polished. Caramagna and Cowles use their lettering experience to evenly space out the issue and make the movement from panel to panel seem easy, natural, and flawless.

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9.2
Wolverine (2020) #1

Feb 18, 2020

Percy draws readers into this oversized issue with two remarkable stories filled with mystery, imagination, and violence immediately out of the gate.

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9.2
Wolverine (2020) #2

Mar 24, 2020

Percy and Kubert create a comic that's wildly dynamic and beautifully paced with haunting qualities that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Sure, this issue definitely feels familiar. However, the plot still feels substantial and ultimately drew me into the story.

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8.4
Wolverine (2020) #3

Jul 22, 2020

Even though the Magneto cold open felt a bit out of character, the rest of the issue drove nicely. The story was thrilling and ultimately made sense while leaving some amazing unanswered questions to uncover throughout Percys run. However, I again just forewarn the creative team to shelf a certain angle of trickery for the foreseeable future. Its just too easy of an out that will become stale if overused. Furthermore, this reviewer feels like its been two out of three issues now where some crazy mojo had to happen to connect the dots and make the story flow. Im excited for whats to come and looking forward to WOLVERINE becoming a solo book again. To date, this is a tremendously entertaining and action-packed series that should be on everyones pull list. Grab it and let me know what you think.

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8.5
Wolverine (2020) #4

Aug 19, 2020

Readers will certainly be entertained by this issue. However, the true excitement doesnt pick up until the last couple of pages with the introduction to Omega Red and his would-be master. Readers merely get to the fireworks factory a bit later as the issue concludes, which is the biggest downfall of the comic this week. Nonetheless, the story isnt hard to follow while piling on the ugly that Wolverine simply cant avoid. Moreover, Percy takes the time for a bit longer setup this issue but honestly, the payoff is certainly worth it. Plus, readers clearly see Logan as an addict of sorts. Somehow, regardless of peace, hes always drawn into a bloodbath. He just cant shake the carnage. Overall, its a solid issue that's just not as exciting as they have been. However, the next issue of WOLVERINE will certainly start with a bang and this fan can't wait. Pick this up and let me know what you think.

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8
Wolverine (2020) #5

Sep 2, 2020

WOLVERINE #5 certainly had its moments. From a frozen Logan popsicles to Vampire hunting, this comic was definitely fun with Segovias art has a highlight of the issue.

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8.5
Wolverine (2020) #6

Oct 7, 2020

Percy and his team do a fantastic job filling In the gaps after X-FACTOR #4. Our understanding as to the direction of the next couple of issues in the event is laid out beautifully with purpose and direction.

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8.5
Wolverine (2020) #7

Nov 11, 2020

This was the most fast-paced, high octane issue so far that had the most battles with even more underlying questions waiting to be uncovered.

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8.8
Wolverine (2020) #8

Dec 29, 2020

There are battles" but not gutsy, balls to the wall, savagery. Readers will get some black-ops, covert action with some minor cameo action sequences that will be just enough to wet your whistle. However, what we do get is fun, quick, and intriguing.

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9.6
Wolverine (2020) #9

Jan 27, 2021

I love character development, dialogue, and history when used effectively, especially when a writer can manage all of the above serenaded by bits of action. Percy weaves in an issue thats an info dump… but it doesnt feel that way when youre finished. Readers, this is top-notch, master fiction at its finest this week. New WOLVERINE fans learn a ton while old fans get to peel back extra layers of the onion to truly see that special bond between Maverick and Logan that words cant describe… except Percy finds a way. Im super pumped to see where this is going and I hope Maverick isnt going anywhere any time soon. This issue is deep, suspenseful, powerful, and captivating. Let me know what you think and remember, today is a victory over yourself of yesterday. Have a great week and God bless!

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8
Wolverine (2020) #10

Feb 24, 2021

It wasn't bad by any stretch. Nevertheless, it wasn't what it could have been nor as good as I've seen this creative team do in the past.

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7
Wolverine (2020) #14

Jul 28, 2021

WOLVERINE #14 opens up a brand new arc that's cluttered with setup and disposition to get the ball rolling. However, the new character introduced by Percy as well as the story itself certainly has the potential for success.

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7.8
Wolverine (2020) #15

Aug 25, 2021

WOLVERINE #15 provides fans with a quick, mini origin for Solem through the eyes of another new character Blackmore. Yet, I found that it just wasn't as riveting and powerful as I would expect from a ruthless, incarcerated, killer that struck fear into the hearts of even the Four Horsemen. Additionally, the tone and colors were a bit rough and almost muddy in appearance, which was very uncharacteristic of this creative team.

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8.5
Wolverine: Weapon X #1

Apr 1, 2020

The elements of Wolverine that Aaron made sure to highlight were his crotchety demeanor, his temperament, and his fiery rage. The normal short fuse that Wolverine has reared its ugly head as well as his propensity to be alone and downtrodden. However, some of the inner monologuing didnt jive too well with this reviewer. Additionally, Wolverines tone of voice in his conversations just seemed a bit off as well. Again, its the first issue that was centered more on catching up new readers and progressing the narrative of the Weapon X Project in a new direction. The issue definitely did its job. Now, lets see what Aaron can do with the next installment.

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9.6
Wonder Girl (2021) #1

May 19, 2021

In the first few pages, the use of the vibrant pop of the golden sky against the dark monochrome figures creates an interesting way to show a flashback, as opposed to the typical black and white or blurry images. The explosions of color carry throughout the issue, with a focus on nature being the most saturated. For example, on the plane, Yara pulls out an intense pink and yellow bag decorated with flowers, against the muted colors of the plane. 

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8.9
Wonder Woman (2016) #770

Mar 9, 2021

Moore's art is phenomenal and the intriguing storyline that Cloonan and Conrad are brewing feels vibrant, sharp, brilliant, and energizing. I highly recommend giving this issue, as well as this run of WONDER WOMAN, a quality glance.

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8
X Of Swords (2020): Stasis #1

Oct 28, 2020

Nonetheless, this weeks installment of X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1 by Jonathan Hickman just didnt move the meter for me this week. Dont get me wrong, this is still a pretty solid event that I think everyone should be reading. And as always, Pepe Larraz and Mahmud Asrar deliver with timely splash pages and jaw-dropping panels! Nevertheless, readers could probably skip this issue and get caught up by a friend at the shop or a well-placed recap page in one of the crossover X-MEN titles. So, should you buy it? Well, if youre a completionist, then yes! However, if money is tight, I think you could skip it albeit still a very fun and intriguing issue.

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8.6
X Of Swords (2020): Creation #1

Sep 23, 2020

X-MEN fans, this is a very thorough start to a multi-title event the likes that haven't been seen since MUTANT MASSACRE. It's rich in new and old history alike with shades of ancient Egyptian lore sprinkled in, not to mention 15th-century European mythology and legend. However, readers should be warned of the heavy nature of this inaugural tale. It's cryptic at times and filled with a complexity that may turn off the average fan at first.

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8.5
X Of Swords (2020): Destruction #1

Nov 25, 2020

Overall, this was an extremely powerful way to end the event. However, I cant help but wish more of what we got in X OF SWORDS: DESTRUCTION #1 was layered throughout each of the prior 21 issues. Giving this issue alone a grade, it was rock solid and packed with enjoyment. Sure, it had its magical twists that emerged from nowhere BUT the story still flowed well and ended with dominance and authority. Nonetheless, my feelings towards this entire event are certainly a mixed bag.

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6.5
X-Factor (2020) #1

Jul 28, 2020

Williams was tasked with resurrecting the X-Factor team but provided very little substance and no real reason for anyone being together that had meaning or significance. I understand what the team was doing this issue but their motives for joining were purely for $&@$ and giggles. David Baldeon and Israel Silvas art was weirdly unique and reminded me of X-Men anime in a way, which I really wasnt a huge fan of. The faces and people were stretched and elongated at times, which along with the heavy dialogue, made this an extremely difficult read for a number one thats supposed to draw new readers into the comic. X-fans, I really wanted to like this but it came across hokey, contrived, and honestly a bit ridiculous. That said, its hard to judge a series on one issue so Id like to read an entire arc before I decide to give this series a hard pass. Nonetheless, if you're looking to save money on comics, this would be a series to wait on the trade while the jury is still out.

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9.4
X-Force (2019) #1

Nov 6, 2019

Percy drops fans into the narrative quickly and makes them feel apart of a story that feels important and plausible. What more could an X-Men or X-Force fan ask for? Moreover, if there was an X-book to put on your list and you had to choose just one, this needs to be that book. It is definitely one of, if not thee, best X-book released to date. Add this to your pull list immediately!

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8.9
X-Force (2019) #2

Nov 27, 2019

If youre looking for an X-book thats the most connected to the relaunch, deeply rooted in HOXPOX, and featuring the Dawn of X as the focal point of the narrative, X-FORCE is definitely the book for you. Percy moves the overarching story forward, fills the tale with action, intrigue, and suspense while helping Jonathan Hickman (Head of X) usher in a new foundation for the landscape of mutantkind in the Marvel Universe.

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8.5
X-Force (2019) #3

Dec 11, 2019

X-fans can see the thought and detail Percy has put forth on every page of this weeks installment. From the opening page describing the evolution of humanity to the closing dialogue on the final pages, Percy has calculated a narrative that has become a focal portrayal that appears to be the glue that holds all the X-books together.

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9
X-Force (2019) #4

Dec 18, 2019

X-FORCE #4 is a well written, entertainingly action-packed thrill ride that elevates Ben Percy to new heights. Percy finds imaginative ways to get so many characters involved while telling a remarkable story thats original and hard to forget. Fans, this is the X-story you need to read. This is the X-Book thats a must for any pull list and with the cliffhangers Percy throws out at readers each issue, he leaves fans with something to talk about from one week to the next. Readers, go get X-FORCE #4 and add this to your pull list. You can thank me later.

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8.8
X-Force (2019) #5

Jan 8, 2020

If youve been searching for highly intense action, epic thrills, and over the top, supercharged, graphic displays, look no further than X-FORCE #5. Percy has given X-fans the mayhem that has been missing since HOXPOX. Readers will leave this stimulating issue stunned by Cassaras art and wanting this type of story to continue. This issue proves that Percys X-FORCE is meant for an explicit purpose and readers should jump in prepared for a darker and more aggressive take that has truly been forgotten from Marvel Comics for a long time now. Pick this issue up and let me know what you think!

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8.8
X-Force (2019) #6

Jan 29, 2020

Ben Percy continues to make X-FORCE the most pertinent and aggressive X-title on the market. Each issue connects to the overall story well, holds weight within the narrative, and displays purpose, importance, and drive within the story. When you read X-FORCE, you feel like youre not only getting your moneys worth but also leave the issue feeling like the story has substance and value. Percy creates another fascinatingly well-written tale thats easy to read and hard to forget. This series and issue are a must buy to any X-fan and should be on your pull list. Understandably, financial cuts may need to be made with the borage of titles on the market. However, X-FORCE is the one that NEEDS to stay on your list until further notice.

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8.2
X-Force (2019) #7

Feb 12, 2020

Overall, this weeks installment of X-FORCE simply wasnt as flashy, tumultuous, or loud as it has been. I found myself interested but not on the edge of my seat like in the past.

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8.7
X-Force (2019) #8

Feb 26, 2020

Ultimately, Ben Percy continues to make X-FORCE fast-paced, action-packed but more importantly doing it all in a way that makes this series feel vital and essential to the overall story unfolding in all X-titles.

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8.7
X-Force (2019) #9

Mar 18, 2020

X-FORCE #9 kicks off a new arc on an old premise that is sure to ignite new and old readers alike. Percy opens the issue in a fun, yet disturbing manner that bleeds into more fierce savagery that has elements of an action thriller.

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9.1
X-Force (2019) #10

Jul 7, 2020

This week's X-FORCE #10 came with all the fixings: intensity, action, tension, conspiracy, speculation, graphically violent illustrations, and thoroughly detailed art from Joshua Cassara. Together with Percy and the rest of his team, X-FORCE #10 continues to be one of the best X-books, if not one of the top books at Marvel Comics right now.

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9.2
X-Force (2019) #11

Aug 12, 2020

Overall, Percy delivers another rock star performance, weaves his titles together, and continues to create well-written and entertaining stories that make this book a must-read to any Marvel Comic fan.

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7.8
X-Force (2019) #12

Sep 9, 2020

Keep this series on your pull list but go into X-FORCE #12 anticipating more set up and less action than in the past. There is no doubt that the future definitely looks bright for this series" but this issue simply felt more flat than normal.

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8.8
X-Force (2019) #13

Oct 7, 2020

Nonetheless, just like WOLVERINE #6, if you're an X-FORCE fan that's not really into X OF SWORDS, this title isn't really required. You can take some time off this week if you wish and not miss the current storyline in X-FORCE. That said, I wouldn't recommend it because this issue was fire! Percy and WOLVERINE go together like peanut butter and fluff" or like a Hell Forge and a Muramasa blade!

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7.5
X-Force (2019) #14

Nov 18, 2020

Readers, X OF SWORDS is losing steam quickly and I don't even think Doc Browns super logs could even get this train moving at 88 mph. Now, as a stand-alone issue, it wasnt that bad. It was humorous (enough), moved incredibly fast, was easy to follow, and even squeezed in two quick, graphic battles. Nonetheless, the X OF SWORDS event is wearing thin, becoming pointless, and even trivial. Is this tournaments foundation and continued outrageousness turning into Saturnyne wanting to jump Captain Avalons bones? Is that the crux of this entire event? Readers, the weight and validity of this event is slipping away. Lets hope that the last two issues this week change my mind.

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8.5
X-Force (2019) #15

Dec 16, 2020

This issue of X-FORCE is simply chalked full of ideas waiting to burst. However, we can't score it on the potential to come. Sure, I'm excited about the future of this title. Nonetheless, this week is purely interesting set-up.

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9.3
X-Force (2019) #16

Jan 20, 2021

X-FORCE #16 was totally unexpected and wildly entertaining. Percy delivers nonstop action, cool new toys, special guest stars, character development, and stunning plot twists that will deeply captivate X-MEN fans while flirting with new questions and ideas that could be staples for the future of the series.

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8.8
X-Force (2019) #17

Feb 10, 2021

Percy continues to lead the charge with one of the best X-MEN titles on the market. Simply put, you must have X-FORCE in your pull list if you want to follow anything X-MEN related.

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7.9
X-Force (2019) #18

Mar 17, 2021

Overall, this weeks X-FORCE isnt as strong as its been in the past. Maybe its because Kid Omega isnt as strong of a main character to take center stage? Maybe it was the lack of clarity on the first read? Maybe the focus away from the X-FORCE team itself is what hindered the issue? Either way you slice the pie, the book just didnt feel the same this week. Yet, the payoff is on the horizon and Percy took us where we need to be to wrap this arc up.

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6.7
X-Force (2019) #19

Apr 21, 2021

Additionally, the smaller panels were extremely difficult to decipher any character detail or definition. Plus, later on in her Marvel Girl costume, Jeans drawn with more of a square jaw while both Quentin and Jean appear to be sharing a moment of snarky conversation on page 12 that doesnt fit the conversation. Ultimately, the art was dull, muted, unfriendly, rough, and unwelcoming. Brown certainly has a style all his own. However, I dont know if it fits X-FORCE or any current X-MEN title at all.

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8.9
X-Force (2019) #20

Jun 2, 2021

Fans of Percy's X-FORCE will like the return to an old plot thread while long-time X-FORCE fans will relish the return of a longtime member" if only for a short time. Moreover, Percy continues to be one of (if not thee) best X-MEN related writers currently by flexing his writing chops in such a way that makes a stuffy GALA exciting and intriguing. If you're all in on X-MEN, as well as the HELLFIRE GALA, this issue is for you.

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8.7
X-Force (2019) #21

Jul 7, 2021

That said, even though the mutants have been using it for good, humanity is still scared of what they dont understand. And thus, that fear of losing control has pushed groups like Xeno to regain their hold by any means necessary. Percy uses X-FORCE #21 to explore those means while logically placing together the best MAN-THING that connects it all together.

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8.2
X-Force (2019) #22

Aug 11, 2021

Additionally, I loved the in-depth analysis of the prose pages and log entries, as well as the connection to The Green that Percy elevates throughout the issue. This wasnt the best X-FORCE arc by any stretch but it was still a solid story that held his reviewer's attention. If youre an X-FORCE fan, this is right up your alley. SWAMP THING fans looking for a parallel at Marvel, may also enjoy this issue, as well as this arc. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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9.2
X-Force (2019) #23

Sep 8, 2021

X-FORCE #23 was a fascinating and remarkable story this week that brings fans back to the strong writing of Percy and the vibrant art team that's helped make this book a staple within the X-MEN continuity.

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7.3
X-Men (2019) #1

Oct 15, 2019

If you picked this up expecting high octane action, suspense, thrills, and excitement from the wonderful world of Hickman, this issue is not for you. Summertime is about all youll get in this opener. Moreover, patience is most certainly in order as the series takes off and readers will immediately notice a tone switch from the opening launch series to what may appear to be a minor dip in the art quality as well. However, as a long time Jonathan Hickman fan, readers need to hang in there and let his story develop just like HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X did in a much shorter timeframe.

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8.5
X-Men (2019) #2

Nov 13, 2019

Speaking of colors, Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan art are totally on point. Yu and Alanguilans detailed style and panel progressions completely captivated this reviewer. The issue was incredibly easy to follow with outstandingly dynamic action sequences bringing each page to life. Yu and Alanguilan, mixed with Sunny Gho colors, created an authentically crisp and vivid comic that was brilliantly stimulating for this critic and frankly will mesmerize X-Men and comic fans alike. Together with the Head of X (Hickman), this team will continue to be a force to reckon with as the series unfolds. Readers can count on that!

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8.5
X-Men (2019) #3

Dec 4, 2019

Elements of this weeks installment simply didnt sit well with this reader, such as many of the comedic elements sprinkled throughout the story. That said, Hickman sticks to his story, follows his own rules well, and continues with thorough details that reward dedicated readers of all the X-titles.

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7.4
X-Men (2019) #4

Jan 2, 2020

Being four issues into the main book, nothing eventful or even mind-blowing has happened. It appears that Hickman continues to use this series has a set up leaving the other X-writers to dive deeper into the overall story" and thats not what this Hickman fan was looking forward too, especially after how fantastic HOXPOX was. Ultimately, this reviewer left the issue tired, bored and expecting something more. My hope is that issue five leads to more excitement, energy, action, and some gravitas. But, we will have to wait too see.

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9.3
X-Men (2019) #5

Jan 29, 2020

Jonathan Hickman finally recreates the magic, excitement, and allure that originally elevated this series to new heights back in the summer and brought the X-Men back to the forefront of the Marvel Universe.

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9.3
X-Men (2019) #6

Feb 12, 2020

If youve been wanting something extra from your X-MEN, this issue is for you. Dare I say its your Destiny. Furthermore, this issue shows the true care and creativity Hickman has for his stories to gradually weave the pieces together in such a thorough way. He is certainly a strategist, an organizer, a planner, and a one in a million writer. No one can deny the intricate detail and inventive nature of a Hickman story, and this issue was no different. Dont wait until the weekend. Grab this issue on your way home Wednesday! I think youll love the ramifications for the future of the series just as much as the explanation of the past.

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9.2
X-Men (2019) #7

Feb 26, 2020

Overall, Hickman creates a wordy issue that reveals some new wrinkles and ignites some creative discussions for readers. This issue isnt fast-paced and at times became extremely heavy. But, this narrative is important and filled with substance, which ultimately every reader wants at the end of the day.

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9.4
X-Men (2019) #8

Mar 11, 2020

The story was exhilarating, captivating, carried weight, and plays with so many toys in the toy box. The potential is ripe for the picking and I haven't been this excited for an X-book since HOXPOX began.

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9
X-Men (2019) #9

Mar 24, 2020

By sprinkling in minor details, and layering on psychological aspects of the Brood, Hickman makes readers feel like they're running with the X-Men and fighting off the Brood alongside them. If you love being apart of the story, enjoy space adventures, and love intricate plot twists, this is the story for you.

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7.9
X-Men (2019) #10

Jul 29, 2020

For a long time X-fan finally wanting some Vulcan in their diet, you'll definitely get just that. However, it may come at the cost of a thoroughly explained story for Vulcan, the X-Men book, and Empyre. I left wanting to know more about Vulcan and less about the Empyre event that may need some pruning around the edges. Nevertheless, there were some interesting elements that Hickman slyly introduces that seem to relate Vulcan much more to the Cotati than we may expect.

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8.9
X-Men (2019) #11

Aug 26, 2020

X-MEN #11 is an exciting tale that elevates Magneto's importance to the Mutant Landscape while showcasing his leadership abilities, tenacity, and his clever ingenuity with his abilities. This issue felt like something Jonathan Hickman has wanted to write for a long time and was simply looking for an avenue or excuse to justify an entire issue dedicated to the Master of Magnetism.

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8.8
X-Men (2019) #12

Sep 16, 2020

X-MEN #12 was a strong issue to give readers some much-needed background for the X OF SWORDS event. Even though the heavy verbiage and unique wording lent to an introductory montage the likes of LORD OF THE RINGS, the premise of the event became a bit more defined and forthright. Hints of an Apocalyptic romance graced the pages with a foundation built upon secrets, hidden demons, and otherworldly battalions and onslaughts. This reader just wishes more clarity could have been surmised over the massive nature of the material Hickman shared. Either way, X-MEN fans will have a rather difficult time reading this issue and not getting super excited about X OF SWORDS. I know I am! Grab X-MEN #12 and let me know what you think.

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9.2
X-Men (2019) #13

Oct 21, 2020

X-MEN #13 was informative, clever, unique, and shared some well-needed background information to the core of the event.

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8.8
X-Men (2019) #14

Nov 4, 2020

This is certainly an issue that can't be missed if only for its clarifying purposes and historical significance to the overall story.

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7.3
X-Men (2019) #15

Nov 25, 2020

X-MEN #15 is not what I expected and was truthfully heavy on the dialogue while also creating small panels where my boy Mahmud Asrar couldnt shine as well as he normally can with such small space to work. When given the canvas, Asrar can be explosive. Look no further than the last page of this issue as proof. However, the over-saturation of text and conversation dulled down the issue and put the breaks on a narrative that should be reaching its epic conclusion. That said, X OF SWORDS has been batting 300 each week (in terms of successful issues). Heres to hoping Chapter 21 and 22 kill it because X-MEN #15s info dump wasnt my cup of Darjeeling. Nonetheless, if you made it this far, youre going to see it through anyway. I know I am.

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9
X-Men (2019) #16

Dec 30, 2020

There was no action… only discussion. That said, battles and fight sequences dont necessarily make a comic outstanding. Its a strong story itself that drives a reader's fascination with the comic. Well, Hickman delivers this week! Sure, its only the beginning stages of whats on the horizon with the X-MEN. But ultimately, X OF SWORDS introduced dozens of new mutants that weve never seen before and has now brought many of them to Earth. 2021 is going to see this main title unquestionably intermingle with these new mutants as well as battle them throughout the next 12 months. If anything, X-MEN #16 is an intriguing prologue for the events to transpire this next calendar year. Next up, is an election for a new team. I for one am jazzed to see this new team and where the X-MEN will be heading in 2021. Readers, this is the perfect time to hop on board the main title if you havent already. Pick it up and let me know what you think.

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8.9
X-Men (2019) #17

Jan 27, 2021

As for X-MEN #17 itself, this one-shot contained elements and tones that resembled a more throwback feel. Maybe it was Brett Booths illustrations that have always paralleled the late 90s early 2000s vibe? Maybe it was the uniforms and the key players? Or, maybe it's the X-MEN in space concept that excited this reviewer and gave him flashbacks to the days of yore? Either way, this weeks X-MEN was fun, fast, explosive, interconnected, and well worth the read. Its a quick adventure that Im sure will spiral back around again in the future knowing Hickman. If youre curious or interested in the X-MEN, this is a super easy issue to pick up and read without needing an info dump to juggle the motives and outcome. Give it a look and let me know what you think. Have a great week and God bless!

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7.7
X-Men (2019) #18

Feb 24, 2021

I'm certainly not deterred from the story or the series by this one single issue. But, as Hickman's X-MEN goes, this was a bit lackluster and missing that clever charm that these issues seem to normally have.

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8
X-Men (2019) #19

Mar 31, 2021

As excitement arose for this story months ago, I merely wish to forewarn readers fascinated by the narrative to temper their expectations before diving in. The story is still inventive and had so many powerful moments. However, other than the evolution and de-evolution of a relationship, thats about all readers will take away from this issue… and for another TWO MONTHS (May 26th people)! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless.

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9.4
X-Men (2019) #20

May 26, 2021

Sure, Hickmans biggest criticism is focusing on the big ideas and forgetting about specific character beats. Well, this installment of X-MEN brilliantly finds a way to do both. Sure, this issue concentrates mainly on Charles, Erik, Mystique, and the Orchis Forge. Yet, the insight into the characters, the love and devotion they have, the parallel ideals which mimic one another, and the big narrative concepts are truly astounding. X-MEN fans, this is a MUST-READ! Go out over lunch and pick this one up immediately. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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7.3
X-Men (2019) #21

Jun 9, 2021

For the main event title within the HELLFIRE GALA, one would think the weight, importance, and quality of this issue would be strong, entertaining, and significant. However, as Hickman's X-MEN run comes to a close, he passes the torch with no big splash, no questions answered, and no big appeal.

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8
X-Men (2021) #1

Jul 5, 2021

Therefore, amongst the busy nature of the comic, I found myself struggling to find the ultimate purpose of the book after issue one. That being said, I have all the faith in the world in what Duggan can do, especially after seeing what hes done in past X-MEN related ongoings like MARAUDERS and CABLE. Plus, there is no doubt that this comic will be the driving X-title moving forward making this a must add to any X-fans pull list. Id walk cautiously into issue one yet optimistic for the future of the series and team as Duggan wrangles in the focus of the title. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

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8.4
X-Men (2021) #2

Aug 4, 2021

X-MEN #2 is quick, fast-paced, and packed with action. The linework and colors pop off the page causing readers to sink deep within the pages finding themselves practically finished before the issue even began.

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9.5
X-Men (2021) #3

Sep 22, 2021

Duggan continues to prove that he's cut out to lead the charge with the head X-MEN title. At first, many were concerned that Hickman's absence would derail and sideline what's been rebuild and redesigned. However, since stepping in, Duggan's X-MEN has been well crafted, lively, thrilling, and rather eventful. X-MEN #3 is the perfect snapshot of what's in store for this X-roster as well as the narrative potential in which should excite comic fans moving forward.

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8.5
X-Men/Fantastic Four (2020) #1

Feb 4, 2020

If you're a FANTASTIC FOUR fan, X-MEN fan, Zdarsky fan, or even a Hickman fan, this event is definitely for you. If you like to read the most important things happening in Marvel Comics to stay up to date and in "the know", this is also the comic for you. Grab issue one and add the series to your pull list. Before this series is all said and done, I think you'll be happy you did.

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8.2
X-Men/Fantastic Four (2020) #2

Feb 26, 2020

Readers, this issue just... is. Its not bad by any stretch. However, there is nothing jarring or overly shocking that leaves this reader on the edge for next month. There isnt anything that packs a huge gut punch or simply has a ton of strength behind it. Dont get me wrong; the overall narrative is interesting and sound writing but as a whole, its just an average issue thats setting up a showdown between the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Doom with Franklin and Valeria in the middle.

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6.9
X-Men/Fantastic Four (2020) #3

Mar 24, 2020

Everything is too neat and tidy. Everything lacks depth. The story is all surface level and it feels like we're being told the story instead of being apart of it.

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6.5
X-Men/Fantastic Four (2020) #4

Jul 22, 2020

Readers, zero happens that you didn't expect to transpire. There really is no twist or curtain reveal. And as far a feuds go that encompass forcibly taking your son away, it ends rather quietly and easily. The series just" was there. Was this solely a series involving two flashy names to draw in fans? It seems that way.

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