Ivan Alino's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: Shoot The Breeze Comics, Comic Watch Reviews: 39
8.4Avg. Review Rating

7.5
All-New Wolverine #22

Jul 9, 2017

After all that strain Laura and Gabby went through during the Immune Arc it was nice to see them have light hearted moments in this issue. It does shift quickly back to something a bit dark by the end of the book but the consistent characterization of the cast were enough to compensate that shift. I do hope Tom Taylor doesn't drag the story too long though.

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6.0
All-New Wolverine #23

Aug 13, 2017

Final Thought: Still a fun book but I consider it one of the weakest issue coming from a very consistent and entertaining series and writer. I am hoping Taylor does not drag his future stories after this chapter/arc ends.

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6.7
All-New Wolverine #24

Sep 18, 2017

The conclusion of the Hive arc was a fun read and very action packed story. However, the story was getting a bit dragging despite Taylors consistency of writing Lauras adventures. The major downside of issue 24 was Kirks art looking kind of rushed in this book which was very noticeable.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #27

Dec 6, 2017

Another mind-blowing and action-packed story from Tom Taylor! Taylor has been consistently writing the book very well and for this issue was able to balance the character development, plot and very entertaining action scenes. Especially added with Cabal's beautiful art and very entertaining paneling. We have another top-quality book that deserves all the recognition.

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #28

Dec 31, 2017

Fun, exciting and exhilarating this issue of All-New Wolverine was definitely delivering a consistent book focused on the story, character development, and action-packed. Tom Taylor is at the top of his game and with the collaboration of Cabal and Woodard, this is an arc in the series that is not to be missed! an arc in the series that is not to be missed!

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #29

Feb 3, 2018

While this issue was a fun read, it does not give you any answers to all the questions behind the Orphans of X. However, Tom Taylor definitely wanted to save the best for the last, by making sure that the penultimate chapter of the Orphans of X saga would make you feel more excited for the next issue. With Cabals beautiful art and Woodards vibrant colors, this book is still a must buy!

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9.5
All-New Wolverine #30

Feb 12, 2018

The final arc of the Orphan of X is an awesome book and a must-read for the fans. Not only do you get fast paced action and great dialogue, but it has an awesome moment and character development for the main character, Laura. Tom Taylor, Juann Cabal, and Nolan Woodard consistently delivered a great arc. I highly recommend this series and definitely shower this Legacy story with praise!

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8.7
All-New Wolverine #31

Mar 25, 2018

All-New Wolverine #31 is not groundbreaking like the previous arc, however, Tom Taylor was still able to write a script that is truly entertaining and witty. A fun, hilarious and a light-hearted story that also manages to balance a few action-packed scenes!

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9.0
All-New Wolverine #32

Mar 26, 2018

It was great to see All-New Wolverine keeping her word after the events during Orphans of X. It was more entertaining to see Amber, helping Laura out. This book was both entertaining and satisfying, especially if you had read the previous arc. Tom Taylor really wants to keep his stories consistent and satisfying!

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #33

Apr 16, 2018

Despite the beautiful art and intriguing plot, the whole issue felt a bit slow and flat. It doesn't have much of a pulling factor yet but it is definitely a promising arc for the series. We'll just have to wait and see how the story develops next issue.

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7.0
All-New Wolverine #34

May 8, 2018

The concept was still interesting, however, the story of Old Woman Lauras future was just too perfect that it ended up feeling a little bit too flat and uninteresting compared to the previous arc.

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8.0
All-New Wolverine #35

May 27, 2018

It was not as epic as how the previous arcs were but Old Woman Laura's ending gave us a glimpse that not all Marvel future timeline is apocalyptic. A simple send-off from one of the best series Marvel has ever produced for this generation. One thing is for sure, the message is about hope and that's how the series ended it.

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9.0
Generation X (2017) #4

Jul 14, 2017

A surprisingly good issue! I am now curious as to how these kids will react with their failed encounter with M-Plate. Especially the overly confident Quentin Quire whose attacks were easily countered and was beaten up by M-Plate. Strain has successfully delivered a good character development for these lovable losers. I originally feared that the story might drag a bit more in this issue but I was surprised that she was able to handle the plot very well. Hoping she maintains this and hoping that the art would improve in the next coming issues.

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8.5
Generation X (2017) #6

Sep 9, 2017

Another awesome writing and character development from Christina Strain. I enjoyed the relationship she is building between Hindsight, Kid Omega and Morph. The best part is how she can write Jubilees character development very well. The way she is handling & writing Jubilees fear/self-doubts and concerns added depth to the characters maturity as a mentor to the kids and her struggle as a single mother. Kodas art was the cherry on top of the cream. With his quirky style and very expressive art, I ended up enjoying the flow of the panels and relating to each character in the book with ease. Sobreiros coloring was still perfect for the quirky art style and added the right mood for each scene. I especially enjoyed how he colored and set the mood when Jubilee and Chamber were patrolling around the park at night and how the mood shifted to being classy during the auction scenes.

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8.9
Generation X (2017) #8

Nov 15, 2017

Pinnas art & Felipe Sobreiros coloring did not blend in too well in some pages (especially when it was focused on the school and the park)Bling! still looks kind of like Bart Simpson in Pinna's styleRating: 8.9/10 The pacing of the story improved and is now finally moving forward. Strain did not waste the opportunity to integrate the character relationships she had built in previous issues which now adds an interesting perspective to the main plot. It definitely was also great to see Gen X classic characters being featured i.e. Husk and D.O.A. Things are definitely getting interesting and might potentially re-capture the skeptical fans attention and alongside the loyal readers, keep both excited on how things will unfold in the next issues to come!

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9.8
Generation X (2017) #9

Dec 1, 2017

This issue was the best in the series so far. Whether you're a fan of the original series or a newcomer, youll enjoy this issue. With how Strain worked magic on the chemistry of each the characters development, how she was able to blend out the lovable losers new skills, how it gave an interesting light to the book, add in the slow return of some of the original Generation X characters and Pinnas art style improvements. The all-new Generation X series is finally starting to become one of the must-read series in the current RessurXion line.

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8.6
Generation X (2017) #85

Jan 8, 2018

Generation X #85 is a flawed book but Strain still managed to write a consistent characterization of each of the cast, developed new pairing that doesn't feel forced and kept things exciting. The more interesting part is that she is now starting to focus and address each of the characters issues and conflicts she had built from the start. The saving grace and exciting part of this arc would be the upcoming final showdown between the original Generation X and their former classmate M.

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10
Generation X (2017) #86

Jan 19, 2018

Although it is heartbreaking to know that this will be the 2nd to the last issue, the penultimate chapter of the series definitely delivered an EPIC showdown that felt like you were on a rollercoaster ride. Christina Strain, Almicar Pinna, and Felipe Sobreiro undoubtedly put all their love and efforts for this book and it shows! They know what the fans want and they are making sure that they deliver. Before the curtain closes, the creative team are making sure that Generation X will end with a bang next month (and with lots of fireworks.) A definite must-read for every fan of the original series!

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10
Generation X (2017) #87

Mar 11, 2018

Explosive, exciting, very fun to read with a heart-warming ending! It is sad that Marvel did not give the series a chance to grow, especially now that fans are starting to get interested in the series. Nonetheless, the creative team made sure that they gave all they can for the finale.

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9.0
Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

Aug 22, 2017

Tom Taylor wrote one of the best Wolverine team up for Marvels Generations Line-Up, despite some minor inconsistencies. Youll definitely enjoy the fast paced, action packed team-up between Logan & Laura. The bonus is that he was still able to deliver heartwarming father and daughter moments in the story. Add in the art by Rosanas & color from Woodard, the book delivers a visually stunning and satisfying story.

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10
Mega Man Mastermix #1

Jan 30, 2018

Hitoshi Arigas Mega Man Mastermix is another testament to how good his adaptations were and still are to this day. His work is aging like a high-quality wine when after 2 decades, the art and story are still beautiful to look at and fun to read. Now with colors added by Josh Perez, the book feels fresh and has brought in new life to the series. Udon Entertainment did an excellent job producing a high-quality book that has given a new life to a classic. A remaster that is a definite must buy for the veteran fans and a book that is easy to pick up for newer readers who doesnt need to play the game or know the history and lore of the character.

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9.0
Runaways (2017) #1

Sep 15, 2017

Rainbows Rowells comic book debut delivers an excellent story and added depth to ongoing drama of our struggling young runaway heroes. Partnered with the clean expressive art of Kris Anka and the skillful coloring of Matthew Wilson. It looks Marvel has hit another pot of gold for this awesome relaunch.

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8.8
Runaways (2017) #3

Nov 18, 2017

Emotionally well written and beautifully drawn, the 3rd issue of Runaways from Rowell and Anka delivered another bittersweet reunion between the main cast. Despite, the slow pacing of the story the book managed to provide you enough moments to invest in each characters' inner conflict, struggles, and development. If you want a superhero book that gives you all the feels and a different perspective on the different side of the super-powered community, then Runways is a recommended read!

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9.0
Runaways (2017) #4

Jan 2, 2018

A very fun book to read that contrast last issue's dramas. Rainbow Rowell delivered a very consistent and well-written story. The gorgeous art and colors by Kris Anka and Matthew Wilson also managed to immerse the readers and complimented Rowell's scripting very well. This issue is definitely another win for the series!

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9.8
Runaways (2017) #5

Jan 14, 2018

With the pace of the story now improving and moving quickly, the penultimate chapter of Rainbow Rowells first arc for the series is a worthy read for both fans, old and new. Great scripting, intriguing plot twist, and gorgeous art, the Runaways relaunch is one of the best series Marvel is currently releasing! This book is definitely a MUST READ!

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8.9
Runaways (2017) #6

Feb 20, 2018

Its not perfect, but the amount of love provided by the creative team consistently delivered a wonderful job producing a high-quality story. The book will definitely capture and play with your emotions. It will make you laugh, excited, worried and even make your heartache. Runways is definitely a book I would recommend and the first arc concluded in this issue wonderfully, yet will still keep readers and the fans wanting for more!

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9.0
Runaways (2017) #7

Apr 9, 2018

Wonderfully scripted and very well thought off. The series is still consistently exciting and manages to keep things interesting and fresh. Its definitely a plus for the fans to know that the creative team is also addressing some of the series major plot holes.

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9.8
Runaways (2017) #8

Apr 12, 2018

It's hard to find faults on books that were thoughtfully made, in which Rowell's and Anka's Runaways is part of. The creative team still managed to step up the game and improved their craft making it more fun, exciting and very entertaining! Not your typical superhero book, this series is a definite must-read. I suggest everyone to give this a try if you enjoy feel-good-comic series!

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8.0
Runaways (2017) #9

May 22, 2018

Despite the slow pacing, this was a good opportunity to explore the cast's flaws which were a perfect opportunity to make an excellent teen super-hero drama. This issue utilized relatable problems that would make readers feel closer to the cast, from Molly's fear and anxiety of growing up or staying young forever to Julie's frustration towards her and Karolina's relationship.

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7.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #24

Jul 3, 2017

Nothing really spectacular or memorable for this issue, especially with expectations from Jim Zub's writing. This issue felt more like a filler and a forced tie-in for the major cross over. It would have been interesting if they added more focus on the team's ongoing doubts and disappointment towards their former leader Captain America. Especially with Wasp questioning Rogue's ability to take over the role from Steve. As a Secret Empire tie-in, Zub could have added and handled it better through taking advantage of the team's ongoing internal drama and issues.

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7.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #25

Jul 17, 2017

It's clear that Zub is only focused on making this a filler story for the Secret Empire Crossover. At least he tried adding in small some plot devices for us to prepare for the upcoming issues after the crossover. The art is still good like the previous issue. Jacinto is still able to deliver good fights scenes. The two filler artists, Lindsay & Ramirez were also able to deliver some good art as well. I did notice some minor awkward art (Rogue releasing the demon from Voodoo's Body) but I think it was more of the artist's style. It didn't feel rushed at all plus it sort off added a bit of charm to it. At least now we can say the Unity squad is done and over with Secret Empire.

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4.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #26

Sep 5, 2017

I'm not sure what Zub has in store or planned for the Unity Squad. For some reasons it feels like he doesn't know the core reason behind the Unity Squad at all.

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6.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #27

Sep 18, 2017

Despite my disappointments with how Rogue is being written under Zubs writing. Plus clearly, this issue was not story driven, like most of Zubs current works on this book. It was still entertainingly good, but honestly not great.

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7.9
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #28

Nov 7, 2017

Zub finally addresses a lot of questions he left out since he took over writing the book. Throw in a few fun traditional crime-fighting moments by Beast and Wonder Man, the series is able to pick itself back together after losing a little of its identity during Secret Empire tie-ins. All in all, another entertaining story for the Unity Squad.

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8.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #29

Nov 23, 2017

Another entertaining and action-packed issue for the Unity Squad. Once again Zub managed to balance character development and story progression. Uncanny Avengers Legacy run has been consistently fun and definitely brought back my faith in the book. Despite the future of the series is unclear, due to the "Avengers No Surrender" announcement, I am still looking forward to seeing where Zub is bringing these characters in the future.

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9.0
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #30

Jan 11, 2018

Jim Zub managed to fill in a lot of the gaps between the characters developments and the plot since he took over. With the amazing job from Izaakse and gorgeous coloring from Tamra Bonvillain. This book is definitely a must read and beautiful way of ending another chapter for our Unity Squad.

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8.9
X-Men: Blue (2017) #24

Apr 10, 2018

Exciting, action-packed filled story with gorgeous art. This is definitely one of the best X-books released in the market. Cullen Bunn had wonderfully crafted the series and I don't think he has plans of slowing down at all!

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8.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #26

May 16, 2018

Great issue with an interesting story that might cause and questionably raise some major impact/concern on the whole Marvel universe.

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7.9
X-Men: Blue (2017) #27

May 19, 2018

Despite the story getting a bit dragging, Blue still managed to capture our interest by keeping us at the edge of our seats thanks to the awesome art and a few progress on the story. Hopefully, the plot development improves next issue.

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