Jamie Lovett's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: ComicBook.com Reviews: 93
6.6Avg. Review Rating

6.0
Amazing Spider-Man (2015) Annual #42

Feb 14, 2018

The story isn't particularly memorable, but there's a certain boldness to be appreciated in how it escalates despite how contrived the payoff ultimately is.

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6.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #8

Feb 21, 2018

Its a solid story held back by Paulo Siqueira's art.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #9

Mar 14, 2018

It's one of the best looking issues of Soule's Astonishing X-Men run yet.

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8.0
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #10

Apr 4, 2018

Soule's dialogue between team members gets better with each issue, though this issue is a bit light on substance.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #680

Feb 14, 2018

"Avengers: No Surrender" continues to be a throwback to the epic, cosmic, do-or-die superhero fare that so many Avengers fans fell in love with in past eras.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #681

Feb 21, 2018

The origin of the mysterious Voyager, the formation of the Lethal Legion, and the resurrection of the Black Order are all finally explained. Mark Waid, Jim Zub, and Al Ewing manage to make it compelling.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #682

Feb 28, 2018

This issue is primarily told from the point of view of Red Wolf, who gets a rare moment in the spotlight in the midst of the Avengers mega event.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #683

Mar 7, 2018

The visuals don't quite do the concept justice, but it's a fun, almost self-contained adventure that also manages to push forward some of the central mysteries of the larger "No Surrender" story.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #684

Mar 14, 2018

Both parts of the story are well executed, and the former dovetails nicely into the latter as "No Surrender" continues to escalate in exciting ways.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #685

Mar 21, 2018

Another stellar chapter in the "Avengers: No Surrender" saga as the Hulk continues to threaten every Avenger left standing.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #686

Mar 28, 2018

This may not be a traditional Avengers lineup at work, but its classic Avengers storytelling in top form.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #687

Apr 4, 2018

Its all executed well enough, and in the grand scheme of things, this breather of an issue is necessary to reset the board for the final act of "No Surrender", but it's also not the most memorable chapter of the saga.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #688

Apr 11, 2018

All of that is drawn by multiple art teams delivering on the promise of these ideas with different levels of success.

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6.0
Avengers (2016) #689

Apr 18, 2018

It isn't bad, but it feels like it doesn't quite meet its full potential.

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8.0
Avengers (2016) #690

Apr 25, 2018

t's a bit sentimental, but after the journey, it feels earned.

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4.0
Cable (2017) #154

Feb 14, 2018

With another creative team change coming next issue, Cable remains a book searching for an identity.

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8.0
Cable (2017) #155

Mar 21, 2018

Cable being Cable, those specters are especially literal and deadly, but its good to see "the man called Cable" fulfilling his potential again.

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8.0
Cable (2017) #156

Apr 18, 2018

There's still a ways to go, but so far this is the best Cable story since the era this issue is set in.

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8.0
Cable (2017) #157

May 16, 2018

Cable continues to weave a terrifying web through Cable's history, this time through a locked room scenario in which everyone happens to be an incredibly powerful mutant.

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10
Captain America (2017) #698

Feb 14, 2018

"Out of Time" seems like exactly the kind of story that Captain America was created to tell, and the first issue is executed flawlessly.

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8.0
Captain America (2017) #699

Mar 7, 2018

Chris Samnee sure knows how to draw a Captain America action sequence. He gets to draw a few in this issue, the middle chapter of the three-issue "Out of Time" arc, and they are as dynamic and graceful as fans have come to expect.

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10
Captain America (2017) #700

Apr 11, 2018

Captain America #700 delivers an appropriate ending to what feels like a quintessential Captain America story.

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6.0
Captain America (2017) #702

May 16, 2018

There's a fun twist ending, and some of the individual artwork is stunning, but otherwise, it feels like there's not much to hold onto.

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10
Daredevil (2015) #598

Feb 7, 2018

With Garney back, Daredevil is once again a must-read Marvel title.

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8.0
Daredevil (2015) #599

Feb 21, 2018

It all comes together beautifully in a brutally understated moment of surprise from Muse and a final page that promises a big finale.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) #600

Mar 28, 2018

It's all a bit too much zigging and zagging for a single issue to handle, even an oversized milestone issue.

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6.0
Daredevil (2015) #601

Apr 18, 2018

It's a solid start, setting up a story with a lot of potential for superhero action and fun.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #385

Feb 14, 2018

The colors are a bit muddy in a way that mutes some of the visual energy, but Doctor Strange is still among Marvel's best-looking comics.

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8.0
Doctor Strange (2015) #386

Feb 28, 2018

Donny Cates continues to do a great job of redefining Stephen Strange's personality. Other writers have pegged arrogance as Strange's tragic flaw, but Cates goes deeper, showing Strange's pride, temper, and wariness.

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10
Doctor Strange (2015) #387

Mar 14, 2018

The ongoing petty rivalry between Strange and Loki is enough to make this issue worth checking out, but the way Nico Henrichon depicts Las Vegas as a stygian abyss makes it a must-read comic.

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4.0
Doctor Strange: Damnation #1

Feb 21, 2018

Doctor Strange: Damnation may turn into a worthwhile story, but the first issue feels more like homework than entertainment.

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8.0
Doctor Strange: Damnation #2

Mar 7, 2018

With all of the overblown setup and tying into Secret Empire out of the way, Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 is able to play to writer Nick Spencer's strength: his ability to write fun banter for a motley crew of B-list characters.

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4.0
Doctor Strange: Damnation #3

Mar 21, 2018

Compared to the far more consistent Doctor Strange ongoing series, Doctor Strange: Damnation feels all over the place.

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10
Generation X (2017) #87

Feb 21, 2018

It's disappointing that this series was cut so short, but at least it's going out in style.

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6.0
Hunt For Wolverine #1

Apr 25, 2018

If you're in it for the craft, then the work that was done on "Secrets and Lives" may be worth the inflated cost that comes from being bundled with "Hunter's Pryde." Maybe.

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8.0
New Mutants: Dead Souls #1

Mar 14, 2018

There's a lot of potential in the groundwork laid here for what could be a fun and engrossing mutant monster hunt.

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6.0
New Mutants: Dead Souls #2

Apr 4, 2018

The second issue of New Mutants: Dead Souls maintains a lot of the potential from the first issue without really building upon it.

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8.0
New Mutants: Dead Souls #3

May 9, 2018

All in all, it's the best issue of New Mutant: Dead Souls so far.

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6.0
Quicksilver: No Surrender #1

May 16, 2018

It may not have come out of the gate at full-speed, but Quicksilver: No Surrender seems likely to pick up momentum as it goes.

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6.0
Rat Queens (2017) #8

Feb 28, 2018

The mystery Kurtis Wiebe has woven around this mysterious and "helpful" mage has its hooks in deep, especially after this issue's stunning final page.

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6.0
Rat Queens (2017) #9

May 16, 2018

Not a bad issue, but not the series' best either.

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6.0
Rick and Morty #35

Feb 28, 2018

The art is on-model, the story is solidly told, the character voices are accurate, and Oni Press provides another strong issue to hold fans over during the wait between seasons.

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4.0
Rick and Morty #36

Mar 28, 2018

This issue tries, but fails to recreate the humor of its source material, playing instead like a watered down gag strip.

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4.0
Rick and Morty Presents: the Vindicators #1

Mar 7, 2018

The issue looks decent enough, and there are one or two moments that earn the issue's premise, but this one is purely or the Rick and Morty completionist.

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10
Saga #49

Feb 28, 2018

Saga returns and, as usual, doesn't miss a beat.

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8.0
Saga #50

Mar 28, 2018

It isn't particularly eventful, but it is flawless in its execution.

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8.0
Saga #51

Apr 25, 2018

As usual, Fiona Staples' art is gorgeous, and this issue quietly sets up what will likely be a much more dramatic next issue.

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8.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #29

Feb 28, 2018

The "Gwenom" arc has brought Spider-Gwen to new levels of emotional intensity, and everything comes to a head in this issue.

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6.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #30

Mar 21, 2018

Jason Latour spends a lot of time on conversations between the two, which should be riveting, but it doesn't feel like much of anything new was learned about either character.

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8.0
Spider-Gwen (2015) #31

Apr 25, 2018

Spider-Gwen #31 takes the themes and subtext of the series so far and makes much of it text.

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4.0
Spider-Man (2016) #237

Feb 7, 2018

This feels like a skippable episode of an otherwise enjoyable story.

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6.0
Spider-Man (2016) #238

Mar 7, 2018

The return of the Sinister Six story continues in the pages of Spider-Man and its... fine.

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6.0
Spider-Man (2016) #239

Apr 4, 2018

The penultimate issue of Brian Michael Bendis' Spider-Man run is, unfortunately, little more than an average throwdown between superheroes and supervillains.

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8.0
Star Trek: Boldly Go #17

Mar 7, 2018

The penultimate issue of Star Trek: Boldly Go sets the series up to end on its highest note.

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8.0
Star Trek: Boldly Go #18

Apr 18, 2018

The finest comic in IDW's Star Trek fleet comes to close with an excellent, if not quite perfect, landing.

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2.0
Star Trek: Discovery #3

Mar 14, 2018

IDW'S first Star Trek: Discovery miniseries continues to trudge along, but at this point is hard not to wonder why.

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8.0
Star Trek: Discovery Annual #1

Apr 4, 2018

This is exactly what a Star Trek: Discovery tie-in comic should be, providing insight into the show's characters by telling a story that doesn't fit into the narrative of the television series itself.

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8.0
Star Trek: Discovery: Succession #1

Apr 18, 2018

Angel Hernandez strikes the perfect balance in the art to keeps the characters recognizable but also stylized in an interesting way and the final page twist is predictable but still exciting.

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8.0
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #2

May 9, 2018

So far, "Through the Mirror" is an absolute blast for Star Trek fans.

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4.0
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #3

May 16, 2018

Through the Mirror struggles a bit in its third issue. The action finally begins in the first story, but Josh Hood's artwork doesn't match the level of polish of the two artists who preceded him.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79

Feb 28, 2018

Up until now, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has always felt like it was at its best during its more intimate stories. The fourth chapter of "Invasion of the Triceratons" shows that Tom Waltz and company can be just as adept at telling a story about urban warfare.

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6.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #80

Mar 28, 2018

After a powerful and focused penultimate issue, the final issue of "Invasion of the Triceratons" struggles a bit to stick the ending.

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6.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #81

Apr 11, 2018

A solid, if not momentous, issue.

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6.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82

May 16, 2018

It's a decent installment, but we're still waiting to get to the meat of this arc.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #20

Mar 21, 2018

Altogether, TMNT Universe #20 is a great package for Turtles fans.

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6.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #21

Apr 18, 2018

The story will be of interest to anyone following the Turtles saga, but watching these aliens try to hammer out the logistics of cohabitation isn't the most exciting Turtles adventure ever.

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8.0
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #22

May 16, 2018

Paul Allor wraps up the Triceraton and Ultrom story on Burnow Island (for now) with a surprisingly dark episode of political intrigue.

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6.0
Venom (2016) #161

Feb 7, 2018

The individual elements can be enjoyed, but they don't quite form a cohesive whole.

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6.0
Venom (2016) #162

Feb 21, 2018

The "Poison X" crossover between X-Men Blue and Venom continues in Venom #162, and the story may be suffering from symbiote overload.

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4.0
Venom (2016) #163

Mar 7, 2018

Perhaps when the larger Poisons storyline that Cullen Bunn is telling is complete this chapter will feel more worthwhile, but for now, it just feels like a derailment of what he had going on in X-Men Blue.

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4.0
Venom (2016) #164

Apr 4, 2018

Venom is beginning to feel like a skipping record. Each issue plays out pretty similarly to the last.

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4.0
Venomized #1

Apr 4, 2018

The first issue of Venomized makes it clear that Cullen Bunn has thought long and hard about how the mechanics and ecology of symbiotes and Poisons work. Unfortunately, those details aren't particularly interesting to have explained.

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6.0
Venomized #2

Apr 11, 2018

Venomized feels like a comic book with the volume turned up a bit too loud.

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4.0
Venomized #3

Apr 18, 2018

Venomized remains hard to recommend, but at least it's pretty and the plot seems to be going somewhere in this issue.

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2.0
Venomized #4

Apr 25, 2018

If Venomized ever had a narrative thread, it has certainly lost it by now.

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6.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #21

Feb 14, 2018

The idea of pairing up the X-Men and Venom is still fun since its so unusual, the story Bunn is telling is still resting on solid legs especially given the interesting final page turn, but this issue stumbles a bit in its execution.

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4.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #22

Feb 28, 2018

X-Men Blue #22 continues the "Poison X" crossover with Venom, and the story feels like its dragging.

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8.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #23

Mar 14, 2018

Cullen Bunn writes Magneto exceptionally well, so this issue plays to all of X-Men Blue's strengths.

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6.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #24

Mar 28, 2018

Bunn seems to be going somewhere, but the road to get there is a bit bumpy.

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6.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #25

Apr 11, 2018

It's not awful, but it feels like it should be much, much better.

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4.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #26

Apr 25, 2018

X-Men Blue feels like it had a lot of its life sapped out of it due to its main character being elsewhere during what feels like the culmination of over 20 issues of stories.

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6.0
X-Men: Blue (2017) #27

May 9, 2018

Marcus To does a solid job with the art, but there's still the lingering feeling like X-Men Blue became a different book at some point.

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8.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #21

Feb 7, 2018

The character work and plot set up is of a high enough caliber to carry the issue few, but the rough around the edges artwork keeps the issue from truly soaring.

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6.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #22

Feb 21, 2018

X-Men Gold #22 doesn't stray far from typical X-Men superhero fare, but it executes that material very well.

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6.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #23

Mar 7, 2018

It may be comfort food for X-Men fans, but it's good comfort food.

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2.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #24

Mar 21, 2018

X-Men Gold #24 is a low point for the series.

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4.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #25

Apr 4, 2018

X-Men Gold #25 loses all sense of narrative causality.

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6.0
X-Men: Gold (2017) #26

Apr 18, 2018

The road to the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus begins here, with a flashback drawn by David Marquez. It's beautiful, but given the problematic elements of the early days of Kitty and Peter's relationships, one wonders if reminding fans of those early days is a wise choice.

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10
X-Men: Red (2018) #1

Feb 7, 2018

X-Men Red teases the return of a villain who is perfectly suited to the story the series is looking to tell. In their first issue, Taylor, Asrar, and company present a story that has plenty of visceral energy and that seems interested in carving a new path for these characters rather than recapturing past glory. That combination of big ideas and big action makes X-Men Red one of the boldest new X-Men comic in years.

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8.0
X-Men: Red (2018) #2

Mar 7, 2018

X-Men Red is still going strong.

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8.0
X-Men: Red (2018) #3

Apr 11, 2018

X-Men Red is the X-Men book to watch.

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8.0
X-Men: Red (2018) #4

May 16, 2018

While some of the books in the X-Men line seem devoted to recapturing past glory, X-Men Red continues to be the one interested pushing the X-Men into the future just as much as Jean Grey is trying to build a future for mutantkind.

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6.0
X-Men: The Wedding Special #1

May 16, 2018

The stories go from bad, to not bad, to good, making the issue easily recommendable if you're really invested in these characters, but easily skipped if you're not.

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