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Reviewer For: Weird Science Marvel Comics Reviews: 496
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7.5
A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment (2022) #1

Jul 13, 2022

Avengers X-Men Eternals: Eve of Judgment #1 is an excellent charter-building prologue for the Judgement Day event. This issue is all talk and no action, but you get the key behind who wants the mutants dead and why. The art is excellent, and every dialog scene is well-written, but you may find this issue a struggle to get through if you're unfamiliar with the Eternals.

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5
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022): Omega

Nov 9, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgment Day Omega #1 is an expensive and largely unnecessary prologue to the Judgment Day event. There is no story of any kind. The passable art is average at best. And all you really get out of this issue is a few scenes showing how the Eternals are trying to be better.

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8.5
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #1

Jul 21, 2022

Bits and PiecesA.X.E.: Judgment Day #1 looks, acts, smells, tastes, and feels like a war of interplanetary proportions. The art is great, the story moves with a steady, brisk pace, and the battles are brutally epic in scope. Despite the small army of characters involved, Gillen keeps the focus tight and builds to a cliffhanger that grabs your attention.

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8.5
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #2

Aug 10, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 builds on the first issue with a new wave of attacks against Krakoa on a massive scale. The art and action are all great, and except for pacing speedbumps in the first and second act, the issue does exactly what it needs to unleash the dogs of war.

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7.5
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #3

Aug 24, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #3 continues the war with plenty of engaging visuals during the battles, an interesting moral dilemma, and an intriguing last page reveal. However, the issue ends almost in the same place it started, so if you choose to skip it, you won't miss much.

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7
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #4

Sep 15, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4 makes a lot of noise, brims with high energy and fast pacing, but ultimately runs around like a chicken with its head cut off until the last four pages. The ending hits big, hard, and fast. Are those last four pages worth a $4.99 cover price? Probably not, but it will be interesting to see what happens next.

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6.5
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #5

Sep 21, 2022

Final Thoughts:A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 looks great, sounds big, and feels important. There are plenty of spectacles and human emotion to keep you riveted to the page with every turn. However, the actual plot has barely moved more than a few steps when you consider the heroes' new plan is the same as the old plan. Come for the heart and the visuals, but don't bother if you're looking for a plot that takes up more than a few pages.

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7
A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #6

Oct 26, 2022

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #6 ends the central conflict with high stakes, big action, and at least one character's evolution to a new status quo. The spectacle hits hard, but the small character moments hit with just as much impact. That said, the conclusion boils down to a "My bad and a lot of lecturing, which ends the main event with a whimper instead of a bang.

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7
Alien (2021) #2

Apr 21, 2021

Final Thoughts:Alien #2 takes everything you like about the Alien film franchise and reassembles it in comic form for a decent enough story. The art is good enough. The story, while not very original, is good enough. If you like Alien, you'll like this.

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6.8
Alien (2021) #3

Jun 1, 2021

Alien #3 hits all the tropes of an Alien story, continues the main thread of a terrorist attack, but lacks enough structure to feel like you're reading something that could be a standalone chapter. I like the art, and the visual tone of an Alien story is there, but the storytelling structure falls short.

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8
Alien (2021) #4

Jun 28, 2021

Alien #4 hits all the right tropes for a decent Alien story with monsters hiding around the corner, a frantic chase, and a Hail Mary plan. That may sound like it's a boilerplate story for the franchise, but the reveal of a new kind of alien at the end gives the overall interest a little bump.

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7.5
Alien (2021) #5

Jul 21, 2021

Final Thoughts:Alien #5 is good “action/chase” issue with good action art, rapid-fire pacing, and escalating stakes. The character art leaves something to be desired and a key emotional plot point is entered much too late in the story to apply the weight it calls for, but this is a good entry overall.

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7.5
Alien (2021) #6

Aug 26, 2021

Bits and PiecesAlien #6 wraps up the current arc well enough by resolving the main conflict with a lot of sacrifices from the main character. The art is good, and the door is left open for the story to continue, but the conclusion here is less than satisfying because the questions raised about the Alien Queen and the Alpha aren't fully addresses.

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8
Alien (2021) #7

Sep 21, 2021

Alien #7 starts a new arc and continues the series in name only by focusing on a completely different location and completely different set of characters. The art looks great, the characters work is excellent, but the overall premise has some pieces that don't quite feel believable or realistic" yet. This is a guarded recommendation.

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7
Alien (2021) #8

Nov 9, 2021

Final ThoughtsAlien #8 takes readers on a very predictable ride where the colonists, at first, don't believe the witness but then start running for their lives when Xenomorphs start tearing through the colony. As far as Alien stories go, it gets the job done but never rises above vanilla boilerplate plot.

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7
Alien (2021) #9

Feb 8, 2022

Bits and PiecesAlien #9 treads on well worn territory in both the art and the writing. In the art, the familiar tropes are a success because they hit the creepiness nerve in just the right ways. In the writing, those tropes produce an issue that takes the originality of the colony's setup and devolves into formulaic territory. In short, this issue is a mixed bag of very good and very predictable.

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6
Alien (2021) #10

Mar 2, 2022

Bits and PiecesAlien #10 feels like the series is trending in the wrong direction. The religious elements Johnson created for this arc feel like cheap copies of religions we already know, the “new” Xenomorphs introduced in this issue don't make a lick of sense, and the generally good art looks, in some spots, looks like somebody pasted word balloons on portrait photographs.

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8
Alien (2021) #11

Apr 26, 2022

Bits and PiecesJohnson sets up a white-knuckle humdinger of a cliffhanger in Alien #11 heading into the next issue finale. The feeling of encroaching horror and hopeless dread is palpable, and the art is consistently okay.

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6
Alien (2021) #12

Jun 1, 2022

Alien #12 ends the arc on a mediocre note. The surprise revelations are neither new nor surprising, and the few bits that are truly new seem irrelevant to the main story. The art is serviceable in closeups and focused panels, but the splash panels look awful in a few places.

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9
Alien (2022) #1

Sep 8, 2022

Alien #1 (2022) is a much improved and engaging start compared to the previous two arcs. The pacing is excellent, the character introductions feel right, the stakes are high, and the plot is clear.

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7.5
Alien (2022) #2

Oct 19, 2022

Alien #2 delivers the Xenomorph-loving goods when the synthetic retrieval team faces off against an entire colony of aliens. The action is fast-paced, and there are enough surprises to keep the intrigue up, but some readers may be annoyed with the horror trope of dumb people doing dumb things to get themselves killed.

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7.5
Alien (2022) #3

Nov 24, 2022

Alien #3 kicks the plot into high gear with great art and plenty of soldier-vs-Xenomorph action. Aliens (1986) fans will have a lot to like in this issue, but the story is quickly becoming formulaic.

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7
Alien (2022) #4

Jan 3, 2023

Alien #4 shifts from borrowing fromAliensto borrowing fromAlien: Resurrectionas the Steel Team now has to contend with threats from all groups. The art is gory and exciting, and the overall pacing is solid, but the general themes of the story are getting repetitive.

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8
Alpha Flight (2023) #1

Aug 17, 2023

Alpha Flight #1 piggybacks off the events of 2023's Hellfire Gala to explore how Canada's newly re-formed super team is tasked with protecting their citizens from the “mutant threat.” Brisson's take on the team is consistent with their history, and using the mutant dilemma as an excuse to bring the team back to the fore is a smart play. I'm not sure where this story is headed, but I like what I see so far.

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8.5
Alpha Flight (2023) #2

Sep 20, 2023

Alpha Flight #2 feels the most like a Hellfire Gala aftermath book by creating tension through urgency as the team races to secretly evacuate mutants from Canada (and Earth) before they're caught. Equal parts superhero comic and wartime thriller, this series is surprisingly captivating.

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7.8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #1

Apr 26, 2022

Bits and PiecesThe Amazing Spider-Man #1 is a decent start to the run by Zeb Wells. Peter starts in a bad place, and things only go downhill. Wells does a nice job of setting up the central conflict, but the lack of information about Peter's absence and the lack of clarity about the twist ending may cause some readers to feel more annoyed and frustrated than curious.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #2

May 25, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #2 delivers a solid, almost standard, Spider-Man story as the wall-crawler takes steps to intervene in an escalating mob war. the plotting, pacing, and dialog are all excellent, and Tombstone is the standout character due to the pure intimidation factor. That said, the confusing wow moments are not only not explained, but they're also completely ignored in this issue, leaving a frustrating aftertaste.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #3

Jun 8, 2022

Bits and PiecesAmazing Spider-Man reminds readers why tombstone is a formidable and dangerous presence in Spider-Man's world. Snared in Tombstone's trap, readers get interesting details about the villain's history and a clear picture of the lengths he'll go to keep what belongs to him. There are a few art oddities, and the shocking moments from issue #1 are still ignored, but this is a hard-hitting issue overall.

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9
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #4

Jun 22, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #4 is a captivating issue that makes you appreciate the pure badassery of Tombstone as a main villain. The art is excellent, the pacing is energetic, the action is powerful, and the twist reveal is a pleasant surprise.

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4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #5

Jul 6, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #5 concludes the arc with a shockingly unsatisfying finale. The multiple bombshells dropped in the first issue are all but forgotten, Romita Jr's art is becoming more distorted with each issue, and any of the dramatic tension Wells successfully created in the last few issues is entirely gone with a relaxed and dialog-heavy chapter. It's hard to imagine a worse possible ending for a first arc from a new creative team.

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #6

Jul 28, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #6 is a triple-sized one-shot that celebrates Peter Parker's birthday with a visit from the Living Brain and the OG Sinister Six. The pacing and art are all excellent, but the corny humor overpowers the weighty message behind the Living Brain's quest, and the lack of continuity with issue #5 makes this a #6 issue in name only.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #7

Aug 10, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #7 enters into a new arc with Wells doing what Wells seems to do best, reinvigorate villains. This time, Vulture gets his moment to shine, and it's a doozy. That said, Wells's weakness lies in showing consequences and aftermaths to events you never see or are explained, so Vulture's motivations are suspect. In short, a deadly Vulture battling Spider-Man is a sight to behold, but the poor setup in the writing hinders more than it helps.

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #8

Aug 24, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #8 takes a baby step forward by concluding the conflict with Vulture in one, issue-long fight. The fight is brutal, and readers get the reveal of the "new Spidey suit enhanced with Goblin tech, but the fight choreography has a few flaws, and the emoji mask is eye-rolling.

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5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #9

Sep 15, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #9 is a baffling misstep in an increasingly baffling run by Zeb Wells. The issue takes readers back to the Hellfire Gala to flesh out MJ's predicament and eventual salvation, which adds nothing to the current arc and shuffles the resolution with Moria off to the A.X.E. event. But for the art, this issue is pointless.

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7
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #10

Sep 29, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #10 takes Peter Parker on an apology tour as the day of judgment has arrived in an A.X.E.: Judgment Day tie-in. (Un)surprisingly, there's almost no Spider-Man in this issue. Spidey doesn't involve himself in the battle, he doesn't help the NYC citizens as panic sets in, and he doesn't use the opportunity to set things right from the mysterious events of issue #1. Peter visits everyone he cares about (except MJ) to let them know how much he cares. Lots of feel-good moments that amount to a whole lot of filler.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #11

Oct 13, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #11 is a serviceable, vanilla, sedate Spider-Man adventure where the Hobgoblin shows up to create problems just when Peter's life is turning around. The art is very good, but the story lacks wow moments or resolution for the long-standing issue #1 mysteries.

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #12

Oct 26, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #12 is a solid issue focusing on the emergence of a new Hobgoblin that may or may not be a new Hobgoblin. The personal character moments are very good, and the Spidey action is excellent.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #13

Nov 9, 2022

Final Thoughts:Amazing Spider-Man #13 is a quick, serviceable, standard Spider-Man battle that deals with the present threat and plants seeds for a more significant challenge on the horizon. This issue is better than forgettable, but it feels like Wells is simply going through the motions.

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6
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #14

Nov 24, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #14 sets up the Dark Web event with a Spider-Man-free issue that focuses entirely on Ben Reilly. The plan Ben devises with Janine, and Madelyne is audacious, but this issue is just planning. Did this need to be an Amazing Spider-Man comic? No, it should have been a one-shot or zero-issue, but at least you get a taste of what's in store for the Dark Web event.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #15

Dec 16, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #15 is an odd tie-in to the Dark Web event with a showdown between Spidey and a regressed Venom. The action scenes are great, but the jokey tone of the book weakens any dramatic impact, and the plot doesn't make a lick of sense.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #16

Dec 30, 2022

Amazing Spider-Man #16 continues the Dark Web event with great art and entertaining action. Still, the weirdly jokey tone is a tension killer, the characters don't act like themselves, and the characters' actions don't make any sense. This event is barely out of the gate, and it's already a bizarre misstep.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #17

Jan 12, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #17 abandons any sense of urgency, drama, or stakes for the Dark Web event by turning Peter Parker's forced visit to Limbo into a poorly written Rick & Morty episode. The art is great, and the character designs are interesting, but the plot doesn't make sense.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #18

Jan 26, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #18 is somehow worse than issue #17 because it tries to continue #17's (poorly written) humor while attempting to mix it with hard-hitting, serious moments. Neither the drama nor the humor works, so by trying to do both, you wind up with neither, and the big reveal at the end lands with a mild thud.

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5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #19

Feb 11, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #19 is a jokey, contrived, silly adventure from a guest creative team. If the unbelievable series of coincidences don't trip you up, the snappy Whedon-esque dialog will. Combined with surprisingly inconsistent art and sub-par coloring, this is yet another “skip” in an already troubled run.

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2
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #20

Feb 24, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #20 is shockingly bad. From terrible, Whedon-style, snarky dialog to repetitive pee jokes to surprisingly terrible art. Save your money.

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8.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #21

Mar 8, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #21 begins the long-awaited arc to explain what happened to Peter and MJ when Zeb Wells took over the title. The action, intrigue, pacing, and dialog are all on point. It's too soon to tell if Wells paid off the wait, but this issue is a good start.

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7.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #22

Mar 23, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #22 unveils a major section of the series's mystery surrounding York, PA, and it's a sure bet nobody will guess how it happened. The art, action, pacing, dialog, and plot movement are very good, and major pieces of the mystery (MJ's kids?) have yet to be explained, but at least it's an answer. Whether the answer was worth the wait is TBD.

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7
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #23

Apr 5, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #23 spends an entire issue with Peter running around NYC looking for help. The overall plot doesn't progress much, and there aren't any big reveals or wow moments. If you don't mind a transition issue in an arc that took over a year to prepare, this is as good as it gets.

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7
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #24

Apr 20, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #24 is the shoe drop Spider-Man fans have been waiting for concerning Peter and MJ's relationship. The technical execution, in terms of writing and art, is fine, but based on the lead-up issues, the outcome is painfully predictable. I suspect a significant number of ASM fans will be very unhappy with this issue.

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7
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #25

May 14, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #25 tells Mary Jane's side of the story after she was separated from Peter on an alternate Earth. Presented almost entirely as a montage-filled flashback, the bits of information we get only clarify what we already know. If you're looking to be shocked and awed, you'll have to wait until the next issue.

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4
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #26

May 31, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #26 is an embarrassing failure for the ASM creative team, Marvel editorial, and everyone that had a hand in the “What Did Peter Do?” arc. It would be different if Wells swung for the fences to push for new, bold directions, but instead, we get a basic fight with an inconsequential death and a lot of annoyances that don't get unresolved. Loyal Marvel readers deserve better. A lot better.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #27

Jun 14, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #27 is Zeb Wells's opportunity to make the consequences of Ms. Marvel's death meaningful and get the series back on track. Sadly, Wells falls short of both goals by making Kamala's death a cheap plot device for Peter and Norman's feelings, and the overall tone of the comic is a bizarre mix of seriousness and jokiness.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #28

Jun 28, 2023

Spider-Man #28 is a semi-serious, forgettable, and sometimes silly time-waster to take your mind off the horrendous death of Kamala Khan. Doc Ock's upgrade has interesting threat potential, but JJJ is written bizarrely out of character, and the setup is somewhat ridiculous.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #29

Jul 12, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man is a step in the right direction for Spidey with a few twists, stakes (for Norman Osborn), and potential. Wells can't help injecting an unnecessarily jokey tone that diminishes the dramatic atmosphere, but the plot is starting to take shape into something possibly worth reading.

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5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #30

Jul 26, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #30 is filled with great art and big action, but Zeb Wells can't figure out when to be jokey or when to be serious, leading to a tonal mess of a comic. Further, Norman's tearful speech about Kamala Khan comes off as a heavy-handed retcon that feels more insulting than emotional.

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5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #31

Aug 9, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #31 delivers bachelor/bachelorette party shenanigans and a disrupted wedding for a comic that's too expensive, has too many pointless backups, and barely manages to setup a new arc. Marvel is asking for too much and giving too little in return on this one.

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8
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #32

Aug 23, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #32 goes back to the well (again) for another villain trying to get Norman to revert to his Green Goblin ways. This time Kraven II gets in on the act to top his father's greatest hunt, and the accidental slip at the end leads to intriguing possibilities. The art looks great, and the idea has merit, so it's up to Wells to pay off the concept… for once.

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6.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #33

Sep 6, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man #33 replays a modern version of Kraven's Last Hunt with Spidey and Kraven II in reversed roles for a decently intense comic. Gleason's art is on point, and the issue ends with a strong cliffhanger. That said, this issue is an almost point-for-point remake of Kraven's Last Hunt, so you're better off reading the original, superior version.

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Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #34

Sep 20, 2023

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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5.5
Amazing Spider-Man (2022) Annual #1

Aug 2, 2023

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (2023) repeats last year's annual by turning in a jokey, silly story about nothing when Hallows' Eve tries to break Ben Reilly out of NYC's demon embassy prison. The slapstick tone and cartoonish art are fine in isolation but strangely out of place for the main title. The backup serves as a potentially interesting epilogue to this year's Hellfire Gala, but it gets the details of the Gala wrong.

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Ant-Man (2022) #1

Jul 28, 2022

Ant-man #1 is a pleasant surprise to kick off a 60th Anniversary celebration for the incredible shrinking hero. This first issue recreates the look, style, tone, plot, and dialog of a near-perfect Silver Age-style adventure. If you're in the mood for some nostalgic fun, look no further.

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8.5
Ant-Man (2022) #2

Aug 31, 2022

Final Thoughts:Ant-Man #2 is everything you despise about the Eric O'Grady era of Ant-Man mythology, and that's a positive. Ewing's writing captures the tone and attitude of Eric O'Grady down to a tee, the plot is amusing, and Reilly's art captures the style of the era close enough to feel authentic with a 16-panel page thrown in for good measure. Oi! You may have unkind feelings about the O'Grady ere, but you can't deny the creators replicated it beautifully.

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7.5
Ant-Man (2022) #3

Sep 29, 2022

Ant-Man #3 unveils the world-ending threat serious enough to force future Ant-Man to pull resources from across time to stop it. The character interactions are fun, and the overall art is excellent, but the plot tries to do a little too much, making the issue feel rushed. Complete but rushed.

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Ant-Man (2022) #4

Oct 6, 2022

Ant-Man #4 brings the Anniversary mini-series to a close with tons of well-crafted exposition, interesting art, and head-scratching superhero "science. Ewing should be commended for delivering one of the better Anniversary runs that pay honor to a character in recent memory.

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Astonishing Iceman (2023) #1

Aug 2, 2023

Astonishing Iceman #1 is an Iceman comic in name only when the Iceman you think you get is not the Iceman you really get, and when you learn who the Iceman you get really is, the less you want that Iceman to be what he really is. It's weird, it's creepy, it's gross, it's probably not suitable for kids, and it's completely unnecessary.

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5
Astonishing Iceman (2023) #2

Sep 13, 2023

Astonishing Iceman #2 is a bargain basic issue that's formulaic, missing any drama or tension, and serves only to show you Bobby Drake is great and loves his boyfriend. When you factor in that Iceman is technically not alive, the issue takes on a perverse tone with only Vincenzo Carrat's art to make it worth the effort to read.

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6.8
Avengers: Mech Strike (2021) #1

Feb 2, 2021

Final ThoughtsAvengers Mech Strike #1 is an above average toy ad disguised as a comic book. The art is better than expected for a paper thin plot, but the overly convenient setup seems to only exist to get to the cool mech suits. If you like action figure smashing and don't want to think while reading, Marvel's got you covered.

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8.5
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #1

Mar 31, 2021

Beta Ray Bill #1 doesn't shy away from the downside of assuming the mantle form one of the greatest Avengers, especially when that Avenger is still around doing great things. The indie art has niche appeal but this reviewer likes it, and there's a lot of potential for issue #2.

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9
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #2

Apr 28, 2021

Beta Ray Bill #2 replaces the grim and sad introduction to the titular character with a sense of purpose and perfectly intermingled humor. This is an adventure well worth the trip so far.

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9.8
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #3

Jun 1, 2021

Beta Ray Bill #3 takes everything successful about the first two issues and continues to build on it even more. This is the strongest series Marvel is putting on right now by leaps and bounds above the closest second.

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9.5
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #4

Jun 29, 2021

Beta Ray Bill #4 is emotionally complex, powerful, and everything that is best about good storytelling.

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10
Beta Ray Bill (2021) #5

Jul 27, 2021

Bit and PiecesI can't say enough good things about this series, and I'm looking forward to see what Marvel can do with Daniel Warren Johnson next. Beta Ray Bill is the best thing I've read in years, and the entire creative team should be proud.

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9.5
Black Cat (2020) #2

Jan 20, 2021

BLACK CAT #2 is the comic I wanted AND needed. The art is great, the story is great, and every panel on every page is hyper-focused on one word: FUN. This is the most entertaining comic I've read in months, and I'm greatly looking forward to what happens next.

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8.5
Black Cat (2020) #3

Feb 24, 2021

BLACK CAT #3 takes a break from the outrageous action to walk us down Hardy's memory lane of pains and regrets. When the power of creation offers her the ability to set every wrong right, we get a much deeper sense of authenticity to Hardy's character and an appreciation for the character she's grown into.

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8.5
Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #1

Mar 16, 2021

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #1does an excellent job of portraying a conflicted, sometimes tortured, and insecure hero that walks the line between light and dark. Sharp, witty, and amusing, this story is worth picking up.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2

Apr 21, 2021

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2 does a solid job following up a strong first issue. The Dane Whitman in issue #2 is a little less interesting but the story fills in tons of legend, lore, and backstory to keep readers engaged.

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7
Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #3

May 20, 2021

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #3 has great art, great action, and makes some forward progress on the story, but the uneven pacing and a page-wasting flashback killed the momentum from a much better first and second issue.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #4

Jun 29, 2021

Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #4 is all revelation that we mostly knew, and takes a hard left into "this random character, who's done nothing for the entire run, is actually the most important character" territory. Just when you think you get a talented writer to do something important with a neglected character, it was all a big setup to throw that character away. At least the art is great.

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Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #5

Jul 28, 2021

Bits and PiecesBLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE #5 has great art and a fairly inventive master plan by the lead villain, but it all feels a little too much like a contrived setup to have Jacks take over as the new Black Knight.

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7.5
Black Panther (2021) #1

Nov 24, 2021

Black Panther #1 focuses on T'challa's evolving roles as Emperor and King. The authoritative choices he makes may be a bridge too far for some readers but it is, at least, an evolution of the character. The comic sets up an interesting story with plenty of action and drama, but there is a major plot hole that may be difficult to ignore. In all, there's plenty of good and a little bad in this first issue with a different take on the character that may be more divisive than anticipated.

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Black Panther (2021) #2

Dec 22, 2021

Bits and PiecesBlack Panther #2 improves on the first issue with a proper detective story and chase plot all rolled into one with cool Wakandan tech and energetic fight scenes. The art team pulled off an excellent-looking book, and the pacing is stellar. The one odd/down point is Ridley's insistence in making T'Challa paranoid to the point of being a fascist, especially in his attitude here towards the Avengers, and it seems wildly out of place.

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6.5
Black Panther (2021) #3

Jan 26, 2022

Black Panther #3 looks great and has a couple of slick action scenes but the net progress of the story doesn't get very far. Riley seems intent on using this issue to build out relationships and share feelings without making any progress on the conflict at hand, and while that makes for an interesting character issue, some may view it as filler.

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Black Panther (2021) #4

Mar 2, 2022

Bits and PiecesBlack Panther #4 takes the political intrigue of the assassination attempts and slathers on a generous helping of paranoia. The art is good, although the Black Panther design is almost too generic, and the action is energetic. That said, Ridley is painting a story about a deeply flawed hero leading an increasingly unstable nation, and it's not clear where this story is headed but it doesn't appear to be anywhere good.

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Black Panther (2021) #5

Apr 13, 2022

Black Panther #5 masterfully captures the paranoia inherent in conspiracy thrillers but seemingly forgets to do the detecting legwork. Still, the dramatic tension never lets up, and the visuals hold your attention throughout.

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5
Black Panther (2021) #6

Jun 1, 2022

Black Panther #6 is a fast race to nowhere with the main character who can magically run away from giant mobs and armed squadrons with barely a scratch. The plot makes almost no progress, T'Challa's ability to evade capture is patently ridiculous, and while the art is very good, the whole issue proves to be plot armor filler.

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Black Panther (2021) #7

Jul 6, 2022

Bits and PiecesBlack Panther #7 will be a bitter pill to swallow for T'Challa fans as Ridley brings the character to his lowest point. If this penultimate issue is any indication, T'Challa's future in any role is in doubt, and that may have been Ridley's plan all along. Whether or not you agree with the creative directions of the story, the technical execution of the art and writing is solid.

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5.5
Black Panther (2021) #8

Aug 10, 2022

Black Panther #8 concludes the arc with a technically final but hollow ending. The art is strong with plenty of action and energy. However, the writing ignores missing points about Akili's motivations, the supporting characters constantly demeaning T'Challa at every turn, and the final fight's ending will have you shaking your head.

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7.5
Black Panther (2021) #9

Sep 8, 2022

Black Panther #9 is either a brilliant approach to social commentary or a happy accident from a writer whose completely out of ideas. Either way, the new arc starts off with a bang that will leave you scratching your head.

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5.5
Black Panther (2021) #10

Oct 13, 2022

Black Panther #10 ends the bizarre conflict with the Colonialist with a boilerplate action comic. Between the history lessons, Fake News references, politician jabs, and 1984 quotes, the Avengers fight a powerful alien and win with the help of a superhero science machine. The only reason anyone will remember this two-parter is for its weird tone-deafness.

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Black Panther (2021) #11

Nov 2, 2022

Black Panther #11 starts the next arc of Ridley's run by bizarrely forcing T'Challa to consider whether or not he agrees with terrorists as long as they have good intentions. The pacing and plotting are excellent, but T'Challa's continued maltreatment at the hands of Ridley verges on shocking.

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Black Panther (2021) #12

Jan 3, 2023

Black Panther #12 is more setup and exposition than story as the big villain behind the last 12 issues is finally revealed, and everyone is upset with T'Challa. The art is solid, filled with angsty expressions of shame and disappointment, but Ridley's story seems more concerned with badgering T'Calla to death rather than getting the heroes to rise above the past to confront the present threat.

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Black Panther (2021) #14

Feb 11, 2023

Black Panther #14 delivers the goods in a penultimate issue leading into John Ridley's final issue next month. The action, pacing, dialog, and dramatic elements hit their mark, and the art is very good. If readers have been put off by the tearing down of T'Challa in this series, this issue takes his failure one step further, but the ride to get there is reasonably entertaining.

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Black Panther (2021) #15

Mar 8, 2023

Black Panther #15 ends the series the only way it can, with an anti-climactic end to Jhai's attack and a 12-page epilogue for everyone to say goodbye. If you've loved Ridley's run, this ending is more of the same. For everyone else, this issue is a waste of time.

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Black Panther (2023) #1

Jun 14, 2023

Black Panther #1 starts a new chapter in T'Challa's legend with an issue that builds an amazing amount of texture and detail into the less-frequented corners of Wakanda. However, this issue is almost all exposition and setup with very little action or Black Panther to show for it, resulting in a detailed but ultimately dull comic.

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5.5
Black Panther (2023) #2

Jul 19, 2023

Black Panther #2 (2023) continues the deep exploration of Wakanda's street-level life, but the more texture Ewing gives to the picture, the more it looks like Ewing is writing a dull Batman story in Gotham with a thin coat of Wakandan paint. The art team is doing their best to keep the visuals interesting, but the story is too slow and too boring to hold your attention.

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Black Panther (2023) #3

Aug 23, 2023

Black Panther #3 clears away the distractions and focuses on the task at hand by teaming Black Panther with Beisa to find out which crime family is behind a string of disappearances as an advent to a mob war. The script is tighter and focused, and the art is good. That said, it's painfully obvious Ewing is writing a Batman story in a Wakandan wrapper.

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5.5
Black Panther (2023) #4

Sep 7, 2023

Black Panther #4 delivers some cool Black Panther vs. Deathlok action and stunning art throughout, but the plot barely moves an inch on a mystery that isn't well-developed or interesting.

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8.5
Blade (2023) #1

Jul 19, 2023

Blade #1 does exactly what it needs to do for a new series starring Marvel's resident monster hunter. The story is simple-yet-effective, Blade is in top action form as a killer, and the new villain presents as an intimidating threat.

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Blade (2023) #2

Aug 30, 2023

Blade #2 slows down the pace on the hunt for Adana to fulfill a side quest to rescue a mystical arms dealer who just may have the weapon Blade is looking for. Bryan Hill's mood, atmosphere, and personality for Blade are on-point, and the art looks great, but the urgency to find Adana takes a noticeable dip.

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Blade: Vampire Nation (2022) #1

Nov 17, 2022

Blade: Vampire Nation #1 gives readers an informational tour of the inner workings of Dracula's Vampire Nation, wrapped in a bland, low-tension murder mystery. The art is excellent, but the story lacks stakes, urgency, or energy beyond the prologue.

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Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #1

Feb 2, 2023

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #1 is wholly uninspired, cheap, amateurish, and worst of all, boring. If you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Blade's daughter for a new generation of adventures, you will be sorely disappointed.

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Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #2

Mar 8, 2023

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #2 is a mild improvement over issue #1. The pacing and dialog are significantly better, and the story is moving, but the plot is amateurish and completely lacking in character motivations or setup.

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Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #3

Apr 12, 2023

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #3 reads more like the third act in a sedate Afterschool Special than a Marvel comic about a family of vampire hunters. The plot barely moves an inch, the well-choreographed action only makes up a fraction of the issue, and everything else is just plain forgettable.

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5.5
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #4

May 19, 2023

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #4 is a mediocre comic with sub-par art, a predictable plot, and a main character trying too hard to be a third-rate Buffy knockoff. Marvel missed the mark on this one.

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5.5
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #5

Jun 21, 2023

Bloodline: Daughter of Blade #5 ends as well as it could for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer knockoff with awkward character work, truly awful dialog, and YA-grade art that doesn't fit the characters or situation. The plot threads are wrapped up neatly with a happy ending, but the quality of this mini-series never managed to achieve minimum Marvel standards.

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Captain America (2018) #750

Jul 5, 2023

Captain America #750 is an odd mix of stories to end one run, set up the penultimate issue in another, and add a few shorts for good measure. Ultimately, you get a mixed bag of quality in storytelling themes, several aggressive pushes to qualify Sam as a worthy Captain (without addressing the Falcon problem), and generally good art.

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Captain America (2023) #1

Sep 20, 2023

Captain America #1 hits you right in the heartstrings with a simple yet powerful accounting of why Steve Rogers deserves to be the first Avenger. Straczynski's character work is phenomenal, and Saiz's art nails all the emotional beats.

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Captain America / Iron Man (2021) #1

Dec 10, 2021

Final ThoughtsCaptain America / Iron Man #1 is a fun and engaging first issue with the top leaders of the Avengers chasing down an unassuming villain whose little plan may be more dangerous than anyone realizes. The art is great, and Landy perfectly captures the characterizations of Cap and Tony. However, a few of the minor plot points don't quite add up, relying on the reader to turn a blind eye to get the best experience out of the issue.

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5.5
Captain America / Iron Man (2021) #2

Jan 6, 2022

Captain America / Iron Man #2 has great art with fun, kinetic action and a few nice exchanges between Cap and Iron Man. That said, the overall plot is a jumbled mess and the character of Veronica Eden quickly turned from intriguing in issue #1 to nerve-grating levels of irritating in issue #2. What a disappointment for such a promising start.

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Captain America / Iron Man (2021) #3

Jan 26, 2022

Captain America / Iron Man #3 tries to have fun with heartfelt moments between our lead heroes, and a cool robot battle but fails at everything else. Eden's plan is nonsense, her "partnership" is nonsense, and despite some very fine art, this series as a whole is turning into pure nonsense.

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5
Captain America / Iron Man (2021) #4

Mar 2, 2022

Bits and PiecesCaptain America/Iron Man #4 connects all the dots to reveal the villain's master plan, but it's a convoluted mess. Landy goes out of his way to prove that the shortest distance between two points looks like an unspooled ball of yarn gathered in a heap. That said, there's plenty of great rock 'em, sock 'em robot smashing. Buy it for the visuals, but save yourself the headache and ignore the mess of a story.

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6.5
Captain America / Iron Man (2021) #5

Mar 22, 2022

Bits and PiecesCaptain America/Iron Man #5 ends the mini-series somewhat neatly with great art, great action, and a complete ending that leaves the door open for more. That said, the great art and action are put up against a convoluted plan and confusing characters for a generally mixed arc.

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4.5
Captain America: Cold War (2023): Omega #1

Jun 15, 2023

However good or bad you thought the Cold War "event finale was going to be, you're wrong. Captain America: Cold War Omega #1 is an absolute trainwreck with fantastic art encumbered by a nonsensical, convoluted, boneheaded conclusion. Save your money.

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4.5
Captain America: Cold War (2023): Alpha #1

Apr 12, 2023

Captain America: Cold War #1 is a lackluster start to a lackluster event that continues the storyline from the lackluster Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty series. The Outer Circle's motivations remain a mystery, the team-up between Bucky and White Wolf doesn't have a clear point, and the art is a mixed bag.

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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #1

Jun 16, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 brings in all the standard Captain America tropes about a man out of time trying to fit in when a terror threat calls him to action. The art is excellent, the pacing starts slow but picks up steam at a good point, and the thrilling action introduces an intriguing conspiracy mystery.

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6.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #2

Jul 6, 2022

Final Thoughts:Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #2 unwraps a secret cabal powerful enough to wield power over every other secret organization on Earth, both good and evil. The pacing is excellent, the dialog (except for an inexcusable line that comes off as an insult) is natural, and the plot has plenty of meat on the bone. However, the main villain reveal feels like another “been there, done that” retread that sucks all the creative potential out of the series.

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6.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #3

Aug 10, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #3 ticks all the technical checkboxes for what you want to see in a Captain America comic. Cap's "voice is right, the action is energetic, and the stakes are high. However, the big revelation hinges on a very large plothole, and the villain's identity is remarkably unoriginal.

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5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #4

Sep 8, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #4 gives readers a grand tour of Cap's neighborhood as he asks everyone he knows what they think about America. The cynical, jaded views of America will turn some readers off, but the message isn't the flaw. It's the fact that an entire comic is taken up with Cap figuring out what America means to him. This issue is a waste of space.

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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #5

Oct 6, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #5 may be the best issue in the series so far, relatively speaking. Readers get lots of big action and heroics to hold your attention, and Bucky carries the dramatic weight of the issue when he's confronted with the knowledge of the Outer Circle's influence on his life.

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5.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #6

Nov 9, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #6 is a single fight scene that doesn't further the story or reveals any information relevant to this arc. It's a filler issue in every sense of the word.

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5.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #7

Dec 8, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #7 follows up the heartbreaking conclusion to issue #6 with a lot of moping, a little progress, and a big cliffhanger that comes out of nowhere. The art is solid, but the writers are putting too much burden on readers to stay invested in a largely listless and boring story.

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5.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #8

Jan 6, 2023

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #8 is an odd issue that loosely strings seemingly random events together to create a general approximation of a story. Some of the random events make sense, most do not, and the majority of the issue is simply people standing around talking.

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5.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #9

Feb 2, 2023

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #9 appears to be moving the story in a clear direction until it stops and throws everything away for some unknown purpose. Half of the dialog is painfully awkward, half of the art is chaotically confusing, and half of this entire issue appears to be a waste.

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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #10

Mar 8, 2023

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #10 looks great and has an exciting premise when you think about it, but the characters lack motivation, and the stakes are entirely absent. You're not given a reason to care about what's happening, so the result is a tedious, lifeless slugfest.

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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #11

Apr 5, 2023

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #11 ends the major conflict against the Outer Circle (for now) with a big ol' “meh.” Carnero's action sequences are great, but the fight ends with a minor victory that doesn't truly resolve anything. It feels like the conclusion goes soft as a setup for better things in the next event, which is a poor excuse for an ending.

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6.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #12

May 19, 2023

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #12 delivers plenty of solid fighting action, good dialog, and quality art to bring the Captains closer to Dimension Z. That said, the omnipotent Outer Circle is suddenly showing cracks under the pressure, which feels like a contrived convenience.

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5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) #13

Jun 8, 2023

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #13 delivers the penultimate chapter in the Cold War event with an issue that invalidates previous actions and jams a collection of disconnected, random scenes together without explanation or sense. At best, this issue is a time waster to get to the finale.

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5.5
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022): Finale

Aug 23, 2023

Captain America Finale #1 ends the series as a perfect encapsulation of the series as a whole a little bit of good, a little bit of silly, and a whole lot of uneven mediocrity in between. Carnero's art is the clear highlight of the finale, and the ending ties up most of the loose ends, but it's time to move on to bigger and better things.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #0

Apr 20, 2022

Captain America #0 is the type of comic you will enjoy if you ignore the absurdity of the setup, the villain's plan, and the clunky dialog. Better yet, simply ignore the words and canonical inconsistencies altogether to focus solely on the action pictures.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #1

May 11, 2022

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 has a great look to it with excellent panel design and colors. However, the story has too many nonsensical plot points that don't make any sense, and the big battle scene contains some of the most head-scratching choreography in recent memory. If this is the best Marvel could do for a Sam Wilson/Captain America #1, the series is already in trouble.

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5.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #2

Jun 29, 2022

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #2 lays out a complex and deepening mystery, but Sam and Joaquin do everything but ask basic, common sense questions. It's hard to tell if Oyebuchi is writing sam and Joquin as bumbling detectives or if he doesn't understand the basic mechanics of an investigation. Either way, this story has fantastic art covering for a bumbling, stumbling story.

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5.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #3

Jul 28, 2022

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #3 is a nonsensical series of random events where Sam Wilson investigates a Vibranium smuggling operation with no evidence and little more to go on than third-hand rumors. This issue is the opposite of a smart mystery where nothing is set up and none of the dots connect until the script tells you they connect. At least the art is visually solid.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #4

Aug 24, 2022

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #4 is a chaotic, jumbled mess. Characters are suddenly in one part of the world and then another in the blink of an eye. White Wolf's plan involves kidnapping Mexican citizens without rhyme or reason, faking a terrorist attack in Wakanda without rhyme or reason, and smuggling tons of Vibranium out of Wakanda without rhyme or reason. This story is nonsense.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #5

Sep 29, 2022

Captain America: Symbol Of Truth #5 starts off with a fight that makes little sense and ends with a whimper instead of a bang. While the art is enjoyable and the individual issue is the most coherent of the run so far, the writer neglected to do basic research about the characters or how to construct a plot.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #6

Oct 19, 2022

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #6 starts fresh with a banger of an issue when a visiting Prime Minister is attacked by assassins. The story is the cleanest and most straightforward of anything we've read from Onyebuchi, the art is fast-paced and energetic, and the cliffhanger is full of foreboding and intrigue.

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5.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #7

Dec 1, 2022

Whatever Tochi Onyebuchi intended to do with the first issue in this new arc has been completely abandoned in Captain America: Symbol of Truth #7. Sam forces his way into a Civil War on foreign soil because he chooses to do so, forgetting the plot elements set up in the previous issue and doing nothing to progress the plot in this issue. The art's great, but the story is an utter miss.

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7.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #11

Mar 16, 2023

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #11 ends the conflict against White Wolf with an issue-long fight. The choreography and artwork are excellent, and the fight's conclusion feels satisfying.

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Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #12

Apr 29, 2023

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #12 continues the Cold War event with fighting in the snow and heroes reacting to enemies, but without a clear plot, direction, or goal, this event is going nowhere fast.

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5.5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #13

Jun 5, 2023

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #13 is an issue-long fight that tries to duplicate the gravitas of Cap and Iron Man's conflict in Civil War but falls miles short. The art looks great, and if you just want to see the Captains fight, you may enjoy this comic. However, Onyebuchi's nonsensical character choices and Silva's wonky fight choreography make this issue a miss.

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5
Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #14

Jun 28, 2023

Captain America: Sentinel Of Liberty #14 ends the series and the creative team's involvement with two plot threads that start a story that will never be finished. Sam Wilson is depressed, and Joaquin might be given an untested cure. Ultimately, there is no point in this issue.

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Captain Carter (2022) #1

Mar 7, 2022

Captain Carter #1 is a direct sequel to the "What If"?" character of the same name in a slightly different timeline. The character work to help readers get to know Peggy in a modern world is stellar, the art is equally stellar, and this was an enjoyable comic overall.

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5
Captain Carter (2022) #2

Apr 13, 2022

Captain Carter #2 almost completely derails the goodwill built up in the first issue with a heavy-handed, overstuffed collection of unrelated (to the plot) lectures about everything from the failures of Brexit to Colonialism. Somehow, the creators forgot this is supposed to be fun escapism. Skip this title until they remember.

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6.5
Captain Carter (2022) #3

May 25, 2022

Captain Carter #3 has excellent plotting, pacing, dialog, and action. Unfortunately, it's almost a direct copy of Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) with a British setting, which misses the whole point of "What If?. If all you want is an excuse to see Captain Carter in action, this issue is fine. If you want a little more imagination in your Elseworlds story, skip this one.

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Captain Carter (2022) #4

Jul 13, 2022

Captain Carter #4 moves the story forward with a solid mystery that ends with a twist reveal you won't see coming. The art is excellent, plenty of exciting action, and the pacing keeps the energy up. However, the new addition to the team adds nothing of value, and her constant lecturing drags the issue to a crawl whenever she speaks.

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Captain Carter (2022) #5

Aug 10, 2022

Captain Carter #5 ends the series with the best issue in the series. The best part is the utter lack of pace-killing lecturing from Peggy's neighbor, Harley. There are plenty of Mission Impossible-style shenanigans, prison escapes, and vampire fights to end the troubled series on a relatively high note.

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7.5
Children of the Atom (2021) #1

Mar 14, 2021

Children of the Atom #1, has excellent art and is certainly a different kind of X-Men story. Despite a bumpy start, the writing settles into decent levels as the issue progresses, and the story opens up many questions that put a lot of pressure on future issues to pay off.

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6.5
Children of the Atom (2021) #2

Apr 14, 2021

Children Of The Atom #2 is telling a story that's going nowhere fast. You get the impression there's going to be some big reveal or point made with cosplayers pretending they're mutants when they're not. If you've read issue #1, you can skip issue #2 and hope #3 goes somewhere. This issue still gets a 6.5 for the excellent art by Chang and team. At the very least, it's a good looking comic

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6.5
Children of the Atom (2021) #3

May 11, 2021

Final Thoughts Children of the Atom #3 contains good art, but the plot structure and execution is a confusing blob. You get the impression the writer is eventually getting to some point or big reveal, but whatever it is, the painful journey is making it hard to get there.

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4.5
Children of the Atom (2021) #4

Jun 10, 2021

Children of the Atom #4 has good art, but the story is a mess. The big mysteries built up over the last three issues are lazily eliminated, and the new mysteries introduced in issue #3 aren't even mentioned. this series is quickly proving to be utterly pointless.

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4
Children of the Atom (2021) #5

Jul 6, 2021

This is a well drawn and visually appealing comic, but the story structure and writing borders on incompetent.

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8
Children of the Atom (2021) #6

Aug 11, 2021

CHILDREN OF THE ATOM #6 ends the series with a heartfelt and well-written coming out story. The art is great, and the conclusion hits an optimistic note for the future.

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Clobberin' Time (2023) #1

Mar 31, 2023

Clobberin' Time #1 is a big pile of clobberin', smashin' fun. Skroce's snappy banter is highly entertaining, the action is cartoonishly violent (in the best way), and the connective mystery linking this issue to the next is intriguing.

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8.5
Clobberin' Time (2023) #2

Apr 29, 2023

Clobberin' Time #2 leans into the satire to poke fun at everyone and everything about modern culture while delivering a rock-solid adventure about a thief from the future who may be intent on rewriting the past. The jokes (mostly) land, Skroce's unique art style suits the script, and the plot is deceptively intriguing.

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6.5
Clobberin' Time (2023) #3

Jun 5, 2023

Clobberin' Time #3 rolls up its sleeves and gets down to the business of telling a “serious” time-traveling adventure that partners Thing with Dr. Strange. Unfortunately, the time travel explanation surrounding Ogdu (the thief) doesn't quite work, and the highlights from issues #1 and #2 (fun and humor) are greatly reduced.

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Clobberin' Time (2023) #4

Jun 16, 2023

Clobberin' Time #4 unveils Psychopomps' grand plan to establish him as a universe-ending threat. The plan is creative, and the general art and writing execution are good, but the style of the art doesn't match the tone of this issue as well as it did in the previous chapters.

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Clobberin' Time (2023) #5

Jul 5, 2023

Clobberin' Time #5 brings the wildly weird time-traveling adventure to a close with big action set pieces, an uptick in humor, and a mostly satisfying conclusion.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider (2023) #1

Mar 1, 2023

Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 resurrects one of the weirder characters of the Marvel Universe with a promising start to a mystery about a killer who may or may not be Frank Castle. Juann Cabal's art is fantastic, and Phillips lays a solid foundation for an intriguing story.

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Cosmic Ghost Rider (2023) #2

Apr 5, 2023

Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 ups the bounty hunter challenges for Frank Castle but doesn't do much else. The art looks great, and the action is kinetic, but the story lacks any clues about the second Riders identity and doesn't have a direction for Frank other than survival.

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6
Cosmic Ghost Rider (2023) #3

May 14, 2023

Cosmic Ghost Rider #3 contains solid sci-fi art and memorable characters, but the central mystery isn't compelling, so it's becoming a struggle to care about what happens in this comic.

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6.5
Cosmic Ghost Rider (2023) #4

Jun 15, 2023

Cosmic Ghost Rider #4 dispenses with the teases to reveal the entire mystery surrounding the second Rider's identity. Unfortunately, the reveal is a bizarre (and convenient) explanation that shifts the series into a humorous tone that doesn't fit the previous issues. The art looks great, but any urgency or anticipation going into the finale has fallen flat.

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5.5
Cosmic Ghost Rider (2023) #5

Jul 26, 2023

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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6.5
Crypt of Shadows (2022) #1

Oct 19, 2022

Crypt of Shadows #1 is a mixed-bag anthology with a few hits but mostly misses. On the whole, the art is solid, and the stories pull together an eclectic collection of ideas, but several stories suffer from not enough page space or not enough writing quality.

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5.5
Curse of the Man-Thing (2021): Avengers #1

Mar 31, 2021

Avengers: Curse of the Man-Thing #1 is a lot of fancy complicated machinations that establishes an extinction-level threat but it's so contrived that it fails to make an impact. The art is decent enough but nothing memorable or stand-out.

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5.5
Damage Control (2022) #1

Aug 24, 2022

Damage Control #1 tries its darndest to create an amusing, whimsical adventure starring a hapless intern in Marvel's version of The Office. Unfortunately, the jokes fall flatter than a postage stamp under a 10-ton boulder, and the main character, Gus, gives you no reason to either like or hate him.

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5
Damage Control (2022) #2

Sep 29, 2022

Damage Control #2 is a wildly unfunny attempt at showing the absurd side of the Marvel universe. The main character has evolved from an audience placeholder to an annoyingly off-putting idiot in the span of a single issue, so the only thing funny about this issue is the cover price.

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5
Damage Control (2022) #3

Nov 4, 2022

Damage Control #3 continues to succeed in one thing only failing to find the funny. The main character is an annoying man-child, his latest adventure makes little sense, and the only redeeming quality of this issue is a slight hint that Gus's employment may be part of a larger plan.

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5.5
Damage Control (2022) #4

Nov 9, 2022

Damage Control #4 rinses and repeats Gus's efforts to find a good fit for himself at the titular agency. The jokes are cornier than a cornfield in Kansas, the farcical humor misses more than it lands, and by the end, you feel like you're reading a comic version of a sitcom doomed to cancellation.

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5
Damage Control (2022) #5

Dec 8, 2022

Damage Control #5 ends the series with the shocking reveal of Gus's history, and it winds up being as dumb as this series as a whole. While the art is quite good, and the general pacing and dialog execution are excellent, the story makes no sense, and the jokes fall flat. As a whole, this series is a waste of time.

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Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #1

May 19, 2023

Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider #1 is a straightforward and super-effective re-introduction to the second Ghost Rider, Danny Ketch. Howard Mackie's script is on point at every level, and the art is very strong.

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Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #2

Jun 22, 2023

Ghost Rider #2 delivers another solid issue with old enemies coming back to cause trouble with enhanced powers and deadly stakes to keep the Rider on his toes. That said, the story is clear but a bit too busy in spots, so the main plot gets lost in the noise.

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7.5
Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #3

Jul 26, 2023

Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider #3 packs a mountain of a story in a single issue to bring the heroes together, escalate the stakes, deliver supernatural action, and move everyone into position for next month's finale. The amount of plot movement leads to a rushed feeling, but the plot is solid.

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Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider (2023) #4

Aug 31, 2023

Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider #4 brings the nostalgic mini-series to a brisk close as Howard Mackie rifles through the scenes to sprint across the finish line. Each scene is technically complete, but there's no time to develop drama, emotion, or tension.

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6.5
Daredevil & Echo (2023) #1

May 31, 2023

Daredevil & Echo #1 kicks off a horror mystery about an ancient evil waiting to emerge from the bowels of Hell's Kitchen. Taboo & B. Earl have an interesting concept on their hands, and Phil Noto's art looks good, but this single issue tries to do too much at once, so the plot feels rushed.

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Daredevil (2022) #1

Jul 13, 2022

Daredevil #1 (2022) hits the ground running as Matt Murdock ties up loose ends before saying goodbye to NYC for good. The art is jaw-dropping, and Zdarsky packs every scene with drama and emotion. However, there are a lot of settings to keep straight, some without any apparent connection to the main plot, so your enjoyment may be mixed with confusion.

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9.5
Daredevil (2022) #2

Aug 17, 2022

Daredevil #2 (2022) sets up one of the most unique and intriguing villains in the Daredevil canon. How do you punch Fate? How do you arrest Destiny? It's an interesting idea that makes for a completely unknowable journey, and I'm looking forward to taking it.

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Daredevil (2022) #3

Sep 15, 2022

Daredevil #3 (2022) takes the off path of ignoring the big surprise threat(?) to focus on the B plot of Matt's ascension to the Hand's new leader. The shift in the arc's direction is jarring, and most of this issue focuses on setup and foreshadowing, but the stellar art and engaging writing hold your interest.

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Daredevil (2022) #4

Oct 13, 2022

Daredevil #4 feels like a minor, quiet issue where not much happens, but looks can be deceiving. Characters grow, Daredevil and Elektra take significant steps, and the tension of a brewing war between the Fist and the Hand is in the air.

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Daredevil (2022) #6

Dec 8, 2022

Daredevil #6 continues the extended break in the action to engage in multiple therapy sessions with the recently escaped Raft inmates. The art looks great, and the dialog is well-crafted, but the story is moving at a snail's pace, resulting in a well-crafted but dull issue.

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Daredevil (2022) #7

Jan 12, 2023

In all, Daredevil #7 has a few bright spots and gorgeous art, but the story takes a breather from the looming war with the Hand to deliver a one-dimensional social message about the evils of corporations, the damage of gentrification, and the flaws of the prison system. There's nothing wrong with social messaging, but when it's delivered so flatly, the issue reads more like a lecture than a thought-provoking idea.

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6.5
Daredevil (2022) #8

Feb 11, 2023

Daredevil #8 gives readers the big battle readers have been waiting for. While the action lives up to the hype, it's hard to follow who's saying what, and the power mismatch between Punisher and Daredevil doesn't make sense.

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8.5
Daredevil (2022) #9

Mar 31, 2023

Daredevil #9 surprises readers with a cooldown issue after the big battle against The Punisher that immediately flips into a game-changer. The surprises are… surprising, and the stakes escalate significantly.

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Daredevil (2022) #10

Apr 29, 2023

Daredevil #10 takes the big developments from issue #9 and goes even bigger with fantastic art, thrilling action, rollercoaster pacing, and painfully emotional moments for the titular hero. Zdarsky's time on this title is rapidly coming to an end, and it looks like he's doing everything possible to leave with a bang.

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8.5
Daredevil (2022) #11

May 14, 2023

Daredevil #11 puts a cap on Daredevil's failed reign as leader of the Fist with a cooldown issue that's light on action but heavy on drama, consequences, and pain. Zdarsky earns big bonus points for pushing the characters to new places in their canon, and the art is gorgeous.

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8.5
Daredevil (2022) #12

Jun 8, 2023

Daredevil #12 sets Matt Murdock on a road to Hell, and the results are memorable. It's unclear how Zdarsky plans to wrap up his run on the Man Without Fear, but the setup for the forthcoming finale is turning out to be a wild ride.

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9.5
Daredevil (2022) #13

Jul 5, 2023

Daredevil #13 takes the phrase “go big or go home” to heart with a massive fight in the pit of Hell to save Daredevil's friends. The writing and art are beyond reproach, and the ending sets an impossibly high bar heading into the finale.

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7.5
Daredevil (2022) #14

Aug 17, 2023

Daredevil #14 takes a breather from the end of the last arc to let Daredevil's friends and loved ones grieve and remember in their own ways. Zdarsky piles on heaps of emotional beats to give Dardevil's death weight, but the pacing and energy take a dip as a result.

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8.5
Daredevil (2023) #1

Sep 13, 2023

Daredevil #1 is a solid start to Saladin Ahmed's run on the title as Matt Murdock's quiet life after hell suddenly takes a demonic turn. Matt's resurrection question is intriguing (almost too much so), and that looks great. If Ahmed can pay off the resurrection question quickly and satisfactorily, this series will be off to a great start.

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8.5
Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1

Jan 12, 2022

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #1 takes a detour from Devil's Reign to reveal Elektra has a deadly enemy after her. An enemy that knows nearly everything about her past and her secrets. Despite needing a few extraneous scenes trimmed, the story was largely enjoyable and the art is just about perfect.

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Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #2

Feb 2, 2022

Bits and PiecesDaredevil: Woman Without Fear #2 is another strong example of simple-yet-effective storytelling. Zdarsky and the art team expertly intermingle small yet powerful emotional moments with rough and tumble hand-to-hand action scenes for brisk and entertaining read.

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6.5
Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #3

Mar 2, 2022

The art is excellent. The fight scenes are well-choreographed, there's plenty of energy in the action, and the coloring is outstanding. If the story would bring readers something new or interesting, this would be a top-tier comic.

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4.5
Dark Web (2022): Finale #1

Feb 2, 2023

Dark Web: Finale #1 ends the event the way it began – with bad humor, nonsensical plot points, and weird creative choices. If ever there was a case to say an event didn't need to exist, this is it.

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Dark Web (2022) #1

Dec 8, 2022

Dark Web #1 kicks off the supernatural event with new alliances, demonic attacks on NYC, and quickly spiraling chaos. The art is excellent, and there are a few interesting developments in this issue to hold your attention, but the villains' plan doesn't seem fully formed, and the collaboration between the villains doesn't make a lot of sense.

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Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #1

Dec 26, 2022

Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #1 is a lot of pointless fluff and nonsense that contributes absolutely nothing to the Dark Web event. The issue is primarily random, slice-of-life events that don't grow Kamala Khan's character or elevate Ms. Marvel as a hero. The one scene that ties this comic to the plot of Dark Web was already shown in Dark Web #1, so this book is a waste of time and money.

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4.5
Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #2

Jan 12, 2023

Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #2 is an embarrassing misstep in an increasing number of embarrassing missteps for the Dark Web event. The plot is a random collection of events strung together, there's nothing in this issue contributing to the Dark Web event as a tie-in, so there really isn't much reason to read it.

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5.5
Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2022) #1

Oct 19, 2022

Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 has the seed of a good idea, but the concept is dampened with a hook that doesn't make sense and lots of tedious narration. The art has some excellent creature designs, but you'll be tuning out pretty quickly.

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Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2022) #2

Dec 1, 2022

Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2 creates a mystical quest for Spidey to duel the Demon bear. While that sounds interesting, the path to get there is convoluted, poorly explained, and doesn't always make much sense. The creepy art is a highlight, but a few splash pages get fancy with the panel layout to the detriment of the reading order.

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5.5
Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2022) #3

Dec 30, 2022

Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man #3 is filled with intriguing art and imaginative ideas, but the over-reliance on heavy symbolism makes the plot often confusing, and the lack of character urgency against a world-ending threat is bizarre.

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Deadpool (2022) #1

Nov 2, 2022

Deadpool #1 is a respectable start to a new arc from Alyssa Wong. The plot is original and makes sense, Deadpool's "voice is a solid impersonation of Ryan Reynolds, and Coccolo's art is above average.

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5.5
Deadpool (2022) #2

Dec 16, 2022

Deadpool #2 takes a step back from issue #1 by reverting the titular to silly, obnoxious Deadpool and creating an issue-long fight that ends in a draw. In other words, the tone and personality of the first issue are gone, and the plot goes nowhere.

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5
Deadpool (2022) #4

Feb 24, 2023

Deadpool #4 is a terrible comic filled with terrible dialog, nonsensical jokes, a paper-thin plot, and character moments that don't make sense for the characters in question. At least the art is good, so that's something.

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5
Deadpool (2022) #5

Mar 31, 2023

Deadpool #5 tries very hard to end the arc with a big finale, but it generates bad humor, a lot of noise, and uninteresting twists. There's no buzz, hype, or excitement; the only saving grace is excellent art with not-so-great coloring.

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Deadpool (2022) #6

Apr 29, 2023

Deadpool #6 takes Deadpool and Valentine out on date night while Princess and Lady Deathstrike keep the Atelier assassins out of the way. The slapstick humor largely works, and the action is fun. On every level, this issue is back up to the quality from issue #1.

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5
Deadpool (2022) #7

Jun 5, 2023

Deadpool #7 concludes date night with energetic fights, terrible humor, and a main character who has almost no agency in his own comic. The longer this series continues in this state, the less reason Deadpool fans will have to keep reading.

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5
Deadpool (2022) #8

Jun 28, 2023

Deadpool #8 has an interesting idea at its core about tricking Deadpool into thinking his world is suddenly different. Unfortunately, the idea winds up being a poorly-executed distraction for the issue's lack of story, and the more you think about it, the less this issue makes sense.

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5.5
Deadpool (2022) #9

Jul 26, 2023

Deadpool #9 completes the penultimate issue in the Atelier arc (and Alyssa Wong's run) to a flat finish with interesting fights, solid art, and at least one surprise, but the overall plot lack drama, and Deadpool's escape scene is embarrassingly contrived.

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6.5
Deadpool (2022) #10

Aug 23, 2023

Deadpool #10 brings the series and Alyssa Wong's time on the character to a close with an uncharacteristically decent finale. The tone, wit, humor, and sweetness that made issue #1 a surprise came back just in time to say goodbye. That said, it's clear Wong was never a good fit for the character, so it's time to say farewell and move on.

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7.5
Deadpool: Badder Blood (2023) #1

Jun 8, 2023

Deadpool: Badder Blood #1 picks up Deadpool's race to save Thumper from himself with exciting action, a lightning-quick pace, and trademark Liefeld art. That said, the stiff dialog hinders the reading experience enough to bring down the enjoyment factor.

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Deadpool: Badder Blood (2023) #2

Jul 19, 2023

Deadpool: Badder Blood #2 gives you plenty of Deadpool action, and some of the best art of Liefeld's career, but the issue lacks setup and feels like a completely new story starts out of nowhere. The issue looks great, but readers may be more confused than entertained.

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5.5
Deadpool: Badder Blood (2023) #3

Aug 31, 2023

Deadpool: Badder Blood #3 is a bizarre mix of random scenes with random cameos that fill out pages to give Rob Liefeld an excuse to draw cool stuff. If you pick up this issue strictly for the visuals, it's money well spent. If you looking for a story underneath the noise, you may want to wait for the inevitable trade or skip this arc altogether.

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5.5
Deadpool: Badder Blood (2023) #4

Sep 21, 2023

Deadpool: Badder Blood #4 wraps up Deadpool's fight with Arcata and Killville, confirming the fight with Arcata and Killville had no purpose other than as an excuse to force a team-up. If you're reading this just for the art, you're golden. If you want a well-constructed story to go with your art, look elsewhere.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #1

Mar 23, 2023

Doctor Strange #1 walks readers through a day in the life of the recently resurrected Doctor to ease readers back into his new status quo as Sorcerer Supreme and a married man. The house calls are amusing, and the bigger threat is substantial, but the plot's main conflict appears to be heading for marriage problems, and it's unclear if that approach will pay off.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #2

Apr 29, 2023

Doctor Strange #2 opens the door for a far-reaching conspiracy about a hidden force stealing the souls of children. Ferry's art is outstanding, and the plot is creative, but the low pacing and lack of energy/urgency make this comic a mild struggle to get through.

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6.5
Doctor Strange (2023) #3

Jun 5, 2023

Doctor Strange #3 takes a break from an arc that's barely started to have Strange take a day with Dormammu to reminisce about old times. The art is gorgeous, and the story works well as a one-shot, but taking a break from a plot that's barely begun suggests MacKay doesn't know where he's going with this series.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #4

Jun 17, 2023

Doctor Strange #4 takes a second breather issue in a row to show readers all they ever wanted to know about the Agents of WAND. Despite the lack of Doctor Strange in his own title (he only appears in the last panel), this issue serves as a good primer for WAND fans. That said, Marvel is either going through massive retooling for this series, or MacKay doesn't have a Doctor Strange story to tell and is simply treading water.

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7.5
Doctor Strange (2023) #5

Jul 5, 2023

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Doctor Strange (2023) #6

Aug 2, 2023

Doctor Strange #6 finally does two things sorely lacking in this series. First, it introduces a memorable villain worthy of facing Doctor Strange. Second, it adds much-needed momentum to a floundering series. This issue is the best of MacKay's run so far.

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8.5
Doctor Strange (2023) #7

Sep 7, 2023

Doctor Strange #7 may be the strongest issue in MacKay's run to date as General Strange enters the public stage to make his intentions known with a killer introduction. Technically, this is a setup issue, but the writing and art combine to kick off one heck of a challenge for Doctor Strange.

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8.5
Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise (2022) #1

Nov 28, 2022

Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #1 is a strange (*heh*), dreamy, trippy fairytale that follows the titular hero in a strange limbo as he follows a quest whose goal he can't quite remember. The trippy art is an acquired taste, but it suits this story beautifully.

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7.5
Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise (2022) #2

Dec 30, 2022

Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #2 clarifies the backstory behind Doctor Strange's current predicament and adds a weirdly bizarre mix of religion, ancient legends, and lore for a truly unique experience. In fairness, the mix of concepts makes this issue a dense, heavy read that doesn't always remain lucid, but the experience is fascinating enough to keep going.

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7.5
Elektra: Black, White & Blood #1

Jan 6, 2022

Elektra: Black, White & Blood #1 gives readers three short stories that highlight why Elektra is considered one of the deadliest killers in all of Marvel-dom. While each story style is different (writing and art), there isn't a lemon in the bunch. That said, it would have served the anthology better if each short paid more attention to saying something new and meaningful about the character.

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Elektra: Black, White & Blood #2

Feb 24, 2022

Elektra: Black, White & Blood #2 is a strong entry in the anthology series with a general focus on treating Elektra as a force of nature or a plot device rather than as a central character. The art is generally good in all shorts, but nothing particularly stands out as a clear winner in the bunch. In other words, this issue is just okay.

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8.5
Elektra: Black, White & Blood #3

Mar 23, 2022

Elektra: White, Black & Blood #3 is yet another solid entry in the anthology series with great writing across all shorts (some better than others) and great art (again, some better than others). If you're a fan of Elektra, you should be well pleased with something in this issue.

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7.5
Elektra: Black, White & Blood #4

May 18, 2022

Bits and PiecesElektra: Black, White & Blood #4 swings for the artistic fences with myths, legends, and poetry in a stronger than average anthology. In fairness, some stories are stronger than others, but there's something here for every Elektra fan.

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5.5
Fallen Friend: The Death of Ms. Marvel (2023) #1

Jul 12, 2023

Fallen Friend: The Death Of Ms. Marvel #1 begins the slow, deliberate process of mourning Kamal Khan through a collection of partial scenes and vignettes of widely- and hardly-known characters gathering to grieve. Each chapter centers on a different group of characters in Kamala's life, but the comic as a whole doesn't have anything to say.

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Fantastic Four (2022) #1

Nov 9, 2022

Fantastic Four #1 is a bizarre way to start the series. It's not a FF comic but a Scooby Doo-style adventure in Pennsylvania starring Ben and Alicia. The story has all the wholesome charm of a YA adventure but lacks any sense of danger or drama. It's unclear why Ryan North chose to kick off a FF reboot without the Fantastic Four, but here we are.

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Fantastic Four (2022) #2

Dec 8, 2022

Fantastic Four #2 bizarrely continues the model of delivering an issue that has nothing to do with the "incident in Manhattan or the Fantastic Four together as a team. The art is good enough, and the issue works as a Scooby Doo/Twilight Zone-styled mystery, but if you're looking for a Fantastic Four adventure in a Fantastic Four comic, you may have to wait until the Spring of 2023.

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5
Fantastic Four (2022) #3

Jan 6, 2023

Fantastic Four #3 dips into Unsellable Squirrel Girl levels of idiocy with a Johnny Storm solo story that serves only one purpose – demonstrate to all readers that Johnny Storm is an idiot.

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6.5
Fantastic Four (2022) #4

Feb 16, 2023

Fantastic Four #4 answers the big question about the incident in Manhattan that forced the FF apart. Unfortunately, the answer is treated as a throwaway flashback that won't lead to anything other than more FF adventures on the road.

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5
Fantastic Four (2022) #5

Mar 8, 2023

Fantastic Four #5 continues the bizarre road trip with a magical attack that sounds scientific and smart but ultimately hides a boneheaded plot. The leaps in logic are ridiculous, the dramatic tension is completely absent, the villain's plan is silly, and the outcome makes it seem like this entire issue was intentionally pointless. At least the art is great, so that's something.

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5
Fantastic Four (2022) #6

Apr 24, 2023

Fantastic Four #6 tries very hard to tell a scientifically smart story and comes off as silly to the point of being dumb. It would serve this series better if Ryan North spent more time writing a compelling story than showing off his prowess for technical jargon.

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5.5
Fantastic Four (2022) #7

May 19, 2023

Fantastic Four #7 looks great and has a few amusing moments during the family interactions, but the plot is a jumble of ideas that don't make sense. Ryan North has ideas with potential, but so far in this series, he's unable to make those ideas work in a logical or cohesive story.

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5.5
Fantastic Four (2022) #8

Jun 8, 2023

Fantastic Four #8 is a mild improvement over the previous issue but still too far away to be considered a worthy run for Marvel's first family. The formulaic Scooby Doo mystery in a small town is becoming repetitive, characters take random actions without explanation, and the pacing in this issue is terribly uneven.

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5.5
Fantastic Four (2022) #9

Jul 6, 2023

In Fantastic Four #9, Ryan North continues to be his own worst enemy by taking simple fights and simple ideas and making them more complicated than they need to be in an effort to make this comic needlessly profound. The art looks great, and the action reflects the kind of big battle excitement you want in an FF comic, but the issue is weighed down by silly execution and ponderous pacing.

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6.5
Fantastic Four (2022) #10

Aug 2, 2023

Fantastic Four #10 borrows a classic sci-fi idea to tell a one-shot about aliens stuck in time and space while strange visitors move at a very slow rate of speed. The sci-fi concept (relative time) creates an interesting drama, and the art team gets the job done.

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7.5
Fantastic Four (2022) #11

Sep 6, 2023

Fantastic Four #11 is the first issue in Ryan North's run where he successfully delivers a science experiment object lesson wrapped in an FF adventure. The experiment makes sense for Ben's predicament and shows that North can communicate scientific concepts as long as he doesn't get too complicated.

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G.O.D.S. (2023) #1

Sep 6, 2023

GODS #1 is a mildly entertaining, beautifully rendered magical adventure that expands the mystical side of the Marvel universe with a charismatic lead in Wyn. Unfortunately, the issue is too long, doesn't deliver enough meat for the cover price, and effectively turns Wyn into a Doctor Strange clone. GODS #1 is a fine one-shot, but Hickman didn't do enough to get Wyn to stand out or apart.

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Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel (2022) #1

Jul 28, 2022

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1 drops you right into a story about a resurrected Gennis-Vell struggling to get his memories and his life back. Visiting the past can be fun, and it is in spots, but the constant swapping back and forth between Earth, an alien world, the past, and the present quickly turns the issue into a frustrating knot.

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7
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel (2022) #2

Aug 24, 2022

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #2 suddenly takes a left turn in the lead character's quest to get his memories back for a mission to save Death from the Kree. The dialog, pacing, and plotting are all very good, but the new mission comes out of nowhere and seems like a random distraction.

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6.5
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel (2022) #3

Sep 29, 2022

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #3 has plenty of interesting developments and outstanding art, but after three issues, the plot is unclear and directionless. There's still time to build momentum in a particular direction, but this issue feels like the story hasn't figured itself out yet.

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Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel (2022) #4

Oct 13, 2022

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #4 may be the best issue in the series so far. The timeline-hopping is focused and simplified to let the story breathe, and the character interactions balance with plenty of big-fisted action.

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6
Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel (2022) #5

Nov 28, 2022

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #5 ends the five-part run with something between a whimper and a bang. Ramrez's art is excellent, and all the threads wrap up (too) neatly, but it's hard not to look at this run as a rushed, convoluted excuse to bring a handful of characters back to life.

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7
Ghost Rider (2022) #1

Feb 24, 2022

Bits and PiecesGhost Rider #1 is a serviceable albeit frustrating start to a new run from Benjamin Percy. There's very little Ghost Rider in the story, and the mystery surrounding Johnny Blaze is not mystery at all. On the positive side, the art is excellent and isn't afraid to lean on the horror and gore.

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8
Ghost Rider (2022) #2

Mar 30, 2022

Ghost Rider #2 is a solid example of comic horror and a noticeable improvement over the first issue. The setup is the stuff of classic horror films. The artwork is excellent. And the resolution opens the door for monster-of-the-month adventures. That said, the narration was frequently unnecessary and dragged the pacing in several spots.

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5.5
Ghost Rider (2022) #3

Jun 1, 2022

Ghost Rider #3 ran off the proverbial road in this issue. There are creepy horror elements, but random events happen with no explanation or connection to each other. It's as if Percy pulled horror concepts out of a hat and smushed them together without consideration for telling a story.

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8.5
Ghost Rider (2022) #4

Jul 6, 2022

Bits and PiecesGhost Rider #4 is a welcome return to form with a horrific monster-of-the-month mission for the Spirit of Vengeance. The plot is basic, perhaps a little too basic, but it gets the job done, and the side story with the FBI agents keeps the tie to a larger threat down the road. The art team is putting out excellent work, so this will be a pleasing pick for horror and Ghost Rider fans alike.

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5.5
Ghost Rider (2022) #5

Aug 4, 2022

Ghost Rider #5 goes out of its way to be as random as possible with a road rally race that comes out of nowhere, populated by a lineup of Marvel characters that come out of nowhere, culminating in a conclusion that goes nowhere.

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6
Ghost Rider (2022) #6

Sep 8, 2022

Ghost Rider #6 has plenty of cool imagery, but Percy seems content to only develop one or two events of consequences per issue. In short, not much happens, so if you're in for the long haul, you'll have plenty of eye candy to keep you occupied. However, if you insist every issue should earn its cover price, you may want to wait for the trade.

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6.5
Ghost Rider (2022) #7

Oct 13, 2022

Ghost Rider #7 is a serviceable issue that's more setup than story. Blaze and Warroad are simply moved into place as partners to face what's coming while Blackheart creates a new lieutenant that may or may not look cool, depending on your affinity for the Power Rangers. But for these two plot points, you could skip this issue and not miss anything.

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5.5
Ghost Rider (2022) #8

Nov 9, 2022

Ghost Rider #8 takes a prolonged road to nowhere by moving the story forward at a snail's pace. The art is the best horror visuals Marvel offers, and the personal interactions between Warroad and Blaze are well done, but this series is spinning its wheels.

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6
Ghost Rider (2022) #9

Dec 8, 2022

Ghost Rider #9 provides readers with plenty of gore and potent imagery to keep horror fans happy. However, the characters lack motivation, and the plot hasn't clearly presented itself, so the hopes of a satisfying finale in the next issue are quickly dwindling.

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7
Giant-Size X-Men (2020): Thunderbird #1

May 4, 2022

Bits and PiecesGiant-Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1 is a serviceable return for the legendary mutant. The paper-thin resurrection conflict takes a backseat to a generic revenge fantasy about Indigenous people striking back against government injustice. There's nothing wrong with telling that type of story, but the creators tried so hard to make Thunderbird fit in, that they forgot to make him stand out.

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8.5
Gold Goblin (2022) #1

Nov 17, 2022

Gold Goblin #1 firmly establishes an inside look at Norman's sympathetic and fragile new status quo as a former villain trying to turn his life around. Norman's constant struggles with guilt and his need not to revert to his Goblin ways play out like an addict desperate to turn his life around after hitting rock bottom, so this could turn out to be a series worth watching.

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Gold Goblin (2022) #2

Jan 3, 2023

Gold Goblin #2 puts pressure on Norman's recovery efforts, much like an addict tempted with his elixir of choice. The character work is intriguing, and the future potential is rife with possibility. Just don't expect much as a Dark Web tie-in, since the event is barely a factor in this issue.

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5.5
Gold Goblin (2022) #3

Jan 6, 2023

Gold Goblin #3 continues to explore an intriguing idea about a man struggling with addiction and his past, but an idea is not a story, and Cantwell appears to have no story to tell.

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7.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2023) #1

Apr 12, 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 picks up in the middle of an odd adventure with a mystery twist that shows promise. The art is excellent, and the predicament of a particular Guardians member is intriguing, but it's too soon to tell if the journey is worth the cover price.

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6
Guardians of the Galaxy (2023) #2

May 19, 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy #2 is filled with excellent character-building and great art, but the plot is essentially a repeat of the first issue, and the big wow moment from #1 (Grootfall) gets no development at all.

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6.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2023) #3

Jun 21, 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy #3 gives readers a tidbit about the nature of Grootfall during a contrived Royal Hunt, which is more information that readers got out of the previous two issues. The issue as a whole is weird, but a small clue is better than no clue. Still, the lack of entertainment or answers, tips the scales away from satisfying to frustrating, making this series an increasingly tough sell.

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5.5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2023) #4

Jul 19, 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy #4 is effectively one long scene that shows you what Rocket's been up to for the last three issues. There are some strong emotional beats when Rocket feels Groot's loss, but you don't learn much about Grootfall or make any progress on the plot.

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4
Guardians of the Galaxy (2023) #5

Aug 11, 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy #5 is a comic about nothing. The plot could be summarized as the Guardians flying to crash into Grootfall while an irrelevant space battle happens in the background. Nothing of substance happens, so give Kev Walker credit for trying to make nothing look interesting, but this truly is a comic about nothing.

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5
Guardians of the Galaxy (2023) #6

Sep 21, 2023

Guardians Of The Galaxy #6 finally gets to the meat of the mystery about Grootfall with solid art and an interesting premise. Unfortunately, the latter half of the issue tries to get existential and fancy but only achieves convoluted nonsense with an unclear resolution.

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6.5
Hellcat (2023) #1

Mar 16, 2023

Hellcat #1 starts a new adventure for Patsy Walker when she's arrested for the brutal murder of her boyfriend. The bits and pieces of Patsy's life make for a good jumping-on point, and the murder mystery is set up well, but the pacing is dull, and the stylized art makes Patsy look like a glum sadsack.

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4.5
Hellcat (2023) #2

Apr 24, 2023

Hellcat #2 is an oddly pointless issue that does little to solve the murder mystery at hand and spends a lot of time fleshing out irrelevant details about Patsy's past. Hellcat lovers may love this issue for the richness of details you get about Patsy's broken upbringing, but everyone else may find this issue lacking in substance.

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5
Hellcat (2023) #3

May 31, 2023

Hellcat #3 is not a good comic. There are too many subplots designed to add texture but lack substance, and the dialog-heavy issue relies too much upon quid-pro-quo exchanges between characters that ultimately lead nowhere. Couple the tedious writing with just serviceable art, and you wind up with a comic that's a chore to read.

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6
Hellcat (2023) #4

Jun 21, 2023

Hellcat #4 delivers oodles of exposition and dialog to answer every question but one – who killed Spalding? Still, the volume of answers and explanations is enough to make this issue reasonably satisfying, even if it isn't particularly riveting or entertaining.

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5.5
Hellcat (2023) #5

Jul 26, 2023

Hellcat #5 ends the mini-series with big drama and big reveals, but the net result (sorta) makes everything Hellcat's fault and leaves Hellcat in a worse place than when she started. If the goal was to turn readers into new fans of Hellcat so they'd want to read more, Cantwell didn't understand the homework assignment.

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8.5
Hulk (2021) #1

Nov 24, 2021

Hulk #1 imagines what would happen if you pushed one of the world's smartest scientists too far and he turns the tables on being a victim of the Hulk to commandeering the Hulk as the ultimate vessel of destruction. The concept is lofty but intriguing once you get your brain around it, and once the setup is done, the cliffhanger opens up a (pocket) universe of unpredictable possibilities. The art is generally good, but the facework needs some improvement.

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6.5
Hulk (2021) #2

Dec 15, 2021

Final ThoughtsHulk #2 has a lot of cool action set pieces and an unexpected twist ending… and not much else. It's too early to say if this new take on Hulk is a winner or a loser after just two issues, but Cates needs to give readers something more to invest in beyond piles of questions and ultra-violence.

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7.5
Hulk (2021) #3

Jan 18, 2022

Final ThoughtsHulk #3 finally gets to the meat of the story about an encounter with an alternate dimension Banner who's life since the Gamma experiment has taken a more cataclysmic turn. While the story has plenty of creative elements, there's a decided lack of emotional hook or wow factor. It's just okay, and perhaps that's good enough for die-hard Hulk fans.

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Hulk (2021) #4

Feb 16, 2022

Hulk #4 is proving this series is little more than an excuse for Cates to have Hulk smash stuff. There's no rich storytelling or even a plot to be found in this title, so if smashing is all you want, smashing is all you'll get.

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7.5
Hulk (2021) #5

Mar 30, 2022

Hulk #5 is just starting to get to the good stuff before it prepares to end the arc. We learn a little about this world, but not much. Hulk goes up against Spider-Hulk and Abomination but we barely get to see it. There's a lot of rushing that doesn't give cool ideas their due.

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6.5
Hulk (2021) #6

Apr 20, 2022

Bits and PiecesHulk #6 concludes the arc with gripping tension and epic battles offset with too many unresolved plot points and confusing developments. If Cates's plan was to keep readers hooked by playing coy, that wasn't the right choice. Overall, this issue keeps your attention but be prepared to come away with plenty of frustration.

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Hulk (2021) #7

May 25, 2022

Hulk #7 delivers with big action, hints surrounding a dark threat, and consequences. The art is captivating, and the plotting, pacing, and dialog are all excellent.

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6.5
Hulk (2021) #8

Aug 17, 2022

Hulk #8 (2022), and the Banner of War arc as a whole, seems geared to do little else but set up big Hulk fights with any semblance of the story added as an afterthought. If all you want is to see Hulk smash, you'll love this issue. If you want some meat with your potatoes, look elsewhere.

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7.5
Hulk (2021) #9

Oct 6, 2022

Hulk #9 begins a new arc with a little more focus on the story and less on mindless action. However, the first half takes a very long time focusing on Bruce's abuse as a child, calling into question whether or not the flashback was needed for the present story or if the creators simply needed to fill page space. The second half of the story is all Hulk action, so arguably, there's something for everyone.

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8
Hulk (2021) #10

Nov 2, 2022

Hulk #10 takes a break from the mindless, pointless action to build Hulk World, showing that the mindless action may have had a point. The art's excellent, and the writing is technically on-point, so this run may be worth the patience after all.

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8.5
Hulk (2021) #12

Feb 16, 2023

Hulk #12 turns the series in a dire direction as the lurking threat of Titan comes back in a big way. Ottley's pacing, dialog, and buildup of suspense are executed beautifully, and the art is excellent. Some readers may be disappointed by the explanation of Titan's origin, but everything else works.

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8.5
Hulk (2021) #13

Mar 16, 2023

Hulk #13 takes a big step forward in the story by answering lingering questions left too long on the back burner, questions that made the series feel like it was treading water. The reveals are intriguing, and the art is excellent. If Ottley can keep this up, the arc will conclude a lot stronger than it started.

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7.5
Hulk (2021) #14

Apr 29, 2023

Hulk #14 delivers an all-out battle royale to end the troubled series on a high note. The action is certifiably Hulk-sized, (most) of the major threads get wrapped up, and the ending feels satisfying while leaving the door open for more.

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7
Hulk (2021) Annual #1

May 19, 2023

Hulk Annual #1 (2023) delivers a Hulk horror story in found-footage style to give readers a fresh take on monster Marvel stories. The found-footage aspects are well done, and the art is decent enough, but for a Hulk annual, there's precious little Hulk in the entire issue.

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7
Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War (2022): Alpha #1

May 11, 2022

Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War #1 kicks off the next arc in Cates's run with stronger art but not much story. If all you want is an excuse to see Hulk and Thor duke it out, you get plenty of that here. If you want to know why the El Paso incident is such a big deal and why it's motivated everything since issue #1, you can probably skip this issue and not miss a thing.

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5.5
I Am Iron Man (2023) #1

Mar 1, 2023

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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5.5
I Am Iron Man (2023) #2

Apr 5, 2023

I Am Iron Man #2 attempts to spin an allegory about fighting against your body, but the story is clunky, inconsistent, and downright nonsensical at points. The art looks great, but whatever message the writers intended to convey gets lost in translation.

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5.5
I Am Iron Man (2023) #3

May 14, 2023

I Am Iron Man #3 contains tons of heart sure to pull at your heartstrings just in time for Mother's Day, and the art is excellent. That said, the plot is a confusing mess up to the halfway mark, and after the mystery is clarified, the confusion is replaced by massive plot holes.

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8.5
Immortal Thor (2023) #1

Aug 23, 2023

The Immortal Thor #1 swings for the fences with an epic tale in tone, scale, and atmosphere to deliver a Thor tale worthy of Asgard. Ewing goes all in by taking the material, and Thor, seriously with a realm-destroying threat, and the art is amazing.

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7.5
Incredible Hulk (2023) #1

Jun 21, 2023

The Incredible Hulk #1 builds on the previous couple of runs to establish Banner, once again, as a lonely traveler avoiding contact with humanity. This time, malignant monsters from ancient times want Hulk's body for their own purpose, making for an intriguing new setup. Readers who want their monsters to be scary will have a lot to like in this issue, but the plot leans a little too heavily on the existential aspects of the previous runs, which sets a high barrier for new readers to get hooked.

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6.5
Incredible Hulk (2023) #2

Jul 26, 2023

The Incredible Hulk #2 (2023) delivers plenty of excellent horror visuals, plenty of horror atmosphere, and gobs of potential as Hulk finds himself the target of Marvel's supernatural forces. That said, the brisk pace from issue #1 slams on the brakes in issue #2 for a comic that's more style than substance.

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Incredible Hulk (2023) #3

Aug 30, 2023

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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6.5
Incredible Hulk (2023) #4

Sep 13, 2023

The Incredible Hulk #4 visits the balmy state of Florida to confront Hulk with two monsters for the price of one. Banner's contentious relationship with Charlie is the high point of the writing, and the new monster is super creepy, but Johnson doesn't incorporate enough information about the Eldest to keep the arc moving, and the guest artist's style is a step down in quality.

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7.5
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #1

Dec 16, 2022

The Invincible Iron Man #1 is a serviceable start to a new run starring Marvel's quintessential playboy after he's fallen on hard times. The pacing, plot progression, and dialog are excellent, and the art team delivers a gorgeous set of visuals. However, kicking off a new run with Tony Stark hitting rock bottom feels like too-familiar territory, so it remains to be seen if this series is worth continuing.

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7
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #3

Feb 16, 2023

The Invincible Iron Man #3 reveals all the answers behind the mysterious attacks on Tony Stark, and the answers may (or may not) shock you. The dialog-heavy issue is executed well, and the art is solid, but the big reveal feels like Duggan is recycling older material.

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Invincible Iron Man (2022) #4

Mar 31, 2023

There's not much to say about The Invincible Iron Man #4 because not much happens. Tony confronts Feilong. Words are exchanged. Blows are exchanged. And the combatants leave to fight another day. There are no surprises or revelations; calling this a setup issue is a gross overstatement.

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5.5
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #5

Apr 29, 2023

The Invincible Iron Man #5 is filled with great art, one wow moment with a new type of weapon, and one idea that may or may not have meaning for the future of Iron Man. Everything surrounding that one idea is a lot of slow-moving fluff. If Duggan has a story to tell, it shouldn't take over five issues to get going.

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7
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #6

May 14, 2023

The Invincible Iron Man #6 takes a break from the glacially-paced conflict with Feilong to take a trip back to the Silver Centurion days when Iron Man had a run-in with Emma Frost. The Silver Centurion armor looks great, and Tony's fight against a crowd of Spider-Man villains is fun, but this issue appears to serve no purpose other than to provide context for a conflict that will happen in another title in the future.

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8
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #7

Jun 14, 2023

The Invincible Iron Man #7 finally gets this series of its lackadaisical butt to deliver meaningful action, stakes, important reveals, and dire consequences. Duggan's writing is on-point, and the art looks great.

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5.5
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #8

Jul 26, 2023

The Invincible Iron Man #8 delivers heaps of armored action, but the plot suffers from half-measures by acting as an ad hoc tie-in to the events of Krakoa and the Hellfire Gala without fully committing to the tie-in. As a result, you constantly feel like you only get half the story, punctuated by stellar armor fights.

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7
Invincible Iron Man (2022) #9

Aug 25, 2023

Invincible Iron Man #9 wrestles with the fallout of the Hellfire Gala but refocuses on Tony Stark at one of his lowest points ever. The “let's break Tony” trope is becoming tiresome, but credit to Duggan for making it smart, interesting, and painful. Double kudos to Frigeri for gritty, emotional art.

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6.5
Iron Fist (2022) #1

Feb 16, 2022

Bits and PiecesIron Fist #1 takes all the gravity and drama surrounding Danny Rand's “fish out of water” story and replaces it with a cardboard cutout character who everybody loves. His powers are unearned, he dresses like Iron Fist because he can, and the strong art only serves to dress up a bland, boring, homogeneous, replacement hero.

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6
Iron Fist (2022) #2

Mar 30, 2022

Iron Fist #2 answers one of the biggest questions from issue #1 (How?) by throwing out the rules and writing an entire issue dedicated to saying "the rules don't matter so we're making new ones. The net result is a character that's significantly less interesting and special. At least the art in this issue is good.

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7
Iron Fist (2022) #3

May 18, 2022

The art in Iron Fist #3 is generally good (ignoring the style inconsistencies). The story gets the job done with adequate emotional beats and no surprises. And the end result is a passable martial arts story with mystical elements, none of which have any connection to K'un-Lun or the legend of the Iron Fist.

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6
Iron Fist (2022) #4

Jun 16, 2022

Iron Fist #4 is filled with exciting art, explosive action, and not much else. Half of the comic is devoted to a fight scene that doesn't have a point, and the other half barely moves the story forward. If you're looking for explosive action and nothing else, you'll enjoy this comic. For everyone else, lower your expectations.

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6.5
Iron Fist (2022) #5

Aug 31, 2022

Final Thoughts:Iron Fist #5 ends the arc without ending the story, and that sentiment exemplifies the series so far. The story is just there. Some confusing bits are clarified, new confusion is introduced, and the ending isn't really an ending. The art is solid, but the story, so far, has yet to justify the Iron Fist mantle swap or its own existence.

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9
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1

Jan 20, 2021

IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON #1 is everything you want in a clean, efficient, exciting, and entertaining action comic. The art is is dramatic and gritty, and the story moves at a high sprint. I wish the colors were a little richer because it does show as muted on the review copy, but that's a minor quibble. Overall, this is an excellent book.

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9
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #2

Feb 17, 2021

IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON #2, combines great art with masterfully efficient storytelling to set up a world-ending threat that's believable and works on every level. With every page, the stakes get higher and not a single panel is wasted.

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8
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #3

Mar 17, 2021

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #3 takes readers on a trip around the world to remind everyone Marvel is all about a global hero roster. Light on plot but heavy on action and diversity, it's a good setup issue to line the chess pieces up to hit the midway mark of the arc.

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8
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #4

Apr 14, 2021

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #4 is a wild, frantic, fast-paced issue that challenges the readers to keep up with the players, twists, and turns. The art is excellent, and the twist ending was definitely a surprise.

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8
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #5

May 7, 2021

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #5 hasn't let off the gas since issue #1 and this penultimate issue is no exception. It would have served better to get the villain reveal sooner and add some motivation for his realm-ending plan, but you can't argue it hasn't been exciting every page along the way.

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8
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6

Jun 7, 2021

Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #6 is filled with good art, good action, some stiff dialog, and the biggest gotcha ending I've seen in a very log time. I don't know what Marvel was thinking. The score will reflect the technical merits of the book, and not whether or not I agree with the story (I did not.)

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7.5
Iron Man (2020) #7

Mar 17, 2021

Final Thoughts:Iron Man #7 takes the desperate space chase and throws a big monkey wrench in the works. The existential discussion about the meaning of life was interesting, if a bit out of place, and the twist at the end is a true surprise leaving you to wonder what happens next.

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8
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #1

Sep 9, 2021

Ka-Zar: Lord Of The Savage Land #1 brings readers up to speed on the Plunder family post resurrection. The characters are well-written albeit hard to like, and the art captures the beauty of the Savage Land through the lens of a flowery garden. Throw in some techno-organic body horror for good measure, and we're off to a promising start.

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7
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #2

Oct 15, 2021

Ka-Zar: Lord Of The Savage Land #2 has some unique action and eye-catching art. That said, it's a struggle to get behind a family of heroes that are increasingly dysfunctional and a villainous threat that executes targeted attacks with seemingly no purpose.

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7.5
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #3

Nov 17, 2021

Final ThoughtsKa-Zar: Lord Of The Savage Land #3 shows what happens when children keep dangerous secrets. The art and action are terrific, and Ka-Zar's evolution in his post-death life is fascinating. That said, we have no understanding of the main villain's wants or motivations after three issues, and it's becoming frustrating when it should be mysterious fun.

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6
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #4

Dec 15, 2021

Final Thoughts:Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land #4 gives readers a little background on the main villain and some cool action set pieces showcasing Ka-Zar's ever-expanding set of powers. However, nearly every character is turning out to be unlikable on some level, and the creators are making it very difficult to root for anyone, much less care what happens to them.

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5.5
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land (2021) #5

Feb 2, 2022

Bits and PiecesKa-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land #5 brings clarity and sense to the final issue of this series to explain it all as an allegory for the importance of fighting against Climate Change. Despite colorful art and imaginative set pieces, the outcome is always the same when creators forget one basic principle – Starting with a strong message instead of a strong story, never works.

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8.5
Midnight Suns (2022) #1

Sep 15, 2022

Midnight Suns #1 starts a new the-world-is-ending adventure that crosses over the classic Midnight Suns team with Strange Academy for a clear, concise, solid start. The new character introductions are executed with respectable efficiency, the apocalyptic event immediately elevates the stakes, and the rationale for gathering the team together makes sense.

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7.5
Midnight Suns (2022) #2

Oct 19, 2022

Midnight Suns #2 is a serviceable mix of big, exciting action and a healthy amount of flashback exposition to setup up the coming conflict with the big bad of this arc. While the plot doesn't move forward much from the previous issue, the setup information is helpful, and the action keeps you entertained while you learn.

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5.5
Midnight Suns (2022) #3

Nov 28, 2022

Midnight Suns #3 is a contrived, convenient, mildly convoluted, mediocre comic. The plot doesn't feel big or impactful, random developments simply appear to give the Midnight Suns something to do, and the art lacks any mood or element of fear for a horror-ish comic.

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8
Midnight Suns (2022) #4

Dec 30, 2022

Midnight Suns #4 is a solid, supernatural thriller with good pacing, good dialog, excellent art, and a twist ending that promises big things for the finale.

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5
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #24

Mar 24, 2021

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #24 mixes great, beautiful art with a story that suggests C.R.A.D.L.E. should have stuck around longer to finish what they started. This is a skip.

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8
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #1

Dec 12, 2022

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 is a rock-solid start to a new run starring Earth-1610's favorite Wall-Crawler. The art, especially the action, is fantastic. Zieglar paints a picture of a relatable teenager with too much on his plate, and the villain is intriguing enough to want to know more.

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7
Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age #1

Oct 19, 2022

Miracleman: The Silver Age #1 gives fans of Miracleman plenty of information on the origins of Young Miracleman and the emotional impact of resurrection in the modern world. However, this issue is almost all exposition and setup, with people talking for most of the page space. You may find this issue valuable as a reference but short on excitement and engagement.

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7
Monica Rambeau: Photon (2023) #1

Dec 16, 2022

In all, Monica Rambeau: Photon #1 is a serviceable reintroduction to the character for new readers. Ewing lays out an excellent bit of character development to demonstrate Monica's current crisis of purpose, and the art is generally good. However, the second act feels chaotic and plagued by jarring pacing shifts.

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7.5
Moon Knight (2021) #1

Jul 20, 2021

Moon Knight #1 is a great setup issue for new readers, but existing Moon Knight fans may feel like there's not much here for them. However, the art is great and the new villain introduced looks to be extremely interesting.

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7
Moon Knight (2021) #2

Aug 17, 2021

Moon Knight #2 is well-structured comic that looks and sounds good. That said, the plot is boilerplate vanilla, and the pieces fall together too quick and too easy. In short, this issue was decent but forgettable.

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7
Moon Knight (2021) #3

Sep 21, 2021

Moon Knight #3 presents the second Fist of Khonshu in all his glory to act as foil to push Moon Knight in new directions. While the issue is rife with potential, the series doesn't' seem to be following any story or cohesive narrative. So far, it's just things happening. Therefore, this issue is fine for what it is in isolation, but readers may struggle to find anything compelling that keeps them coming back for more.

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8
Moon Knight (2021) #5

Nov 17, 2021

Final ThoughtsMoon Knight #5 bares Marc Spector's soul to help readers get to know the man behind the mask. The complexity of Spector's past troubles makes this iteration of Moon Knight a surprisingly deep character. In addition to the pathos, we're given great action and, finally, the big villain reveal. However, the villain may be too deep a cut to elicit the “wow” moment the creators were looking for.

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8.5
Moon Knight (2021) #6

Dec 22, 2021

Bits and PiecesMoon Knight #6 is the strongest entry in the series so far because questions are answered, characters are developed and grown, and the spark of potential has been lit. Couple the solid writing with the outstanding art by Cappuccio and you have a winner of an issue. The only thing that stops this entry from getting a top score is the mind-boggling lack of information about the villain after six issues.

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9.5
Moon Knight (2021) #7

Jan 18, 2022

Final ThoughtsMoon Knight #7 packs and long-awaited punch as Marc Spector works through the criminal underworld to track down the deadly Zodiac. Every panel exudes a badass character that's not to be messed with, accomplished by great writing and phenomenal art. As good as the art is, it's made even better by Rosenberg's special coloring touches. This is the issue that feels like a proper return for Moon Knight.

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7
Moon Knight (2021) #8

Feb 9, 2022

Moon Knight #8 takes a novel approach to event tie-ins by not connecting to the event and keeping the hero out of his own title. Dishonest marketing aside, the old/new villains is now a high concept reboot that takes more than a little brainpower to figure out, and the art is excellent.

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6.5
Moon Knight (2021) #9

Mar 2, 2022

Bit and PiecesMoon Knight #9 is a serviceable, stand-alone issue that struggles to re-establish momentum, partly lost from the Devil's Reign tie-in and partly lost due to excessively decompressed storytelling. The art looks great and reads great, but the theme of the story is almost non-existent, and MacKay needs to get something going if he wants to keep readers invested.

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9
Moon Knight (2021) #10

Apr 6, 2022

Moon KNight #10 is another knockout issue from Jed MacKay and the art team. The writing interweaves two timelines that come together at just the right moment for a cool reveal. The haunted office is a fun addition to Moon Knight's team. And, the "take no prisoners ending truly sets Moon Knight apart as a dangerous force.

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9
Moon Knight (2021) #11

May 25, 2022

Moon Knight #11 keeps the energy, tension, action, and drama on a high note coming out of the previous issue. Zodiac is still a loosely defined character, but he presents a formidable threat, and Moon Knight is forced to grow to meet the challenge. The art is stellar, the writing is excellent, and this series is in the best place it has been for quite some time.

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6
Moon Knight (2021) #12

Jun 22, 2022

Moon Knight #12 ends the year-long arc and conflict against Zodiac with great art, great dialog, and plenty of urgency to race readers to the final battle. However, the main villain is defeated too easily, and nothing is revealed about his plan or motivations for a completely dissatisfying ending. This issue was supposed to be the big payoff, but all you get is a few pennies and pocket lint.

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8.5
Moon Knight (2021) #13

Jul 13, 2022

Bits and PiecesMoon Knight #13 begins a new arc with a new crusade against a growing tide of vampires in NYC. Taskmaster's cameo adds an amusing bit of levity and reputation-building for the Fist of Khonshu, and the art is filled with gritty, moody drama and action. Coming off a lackluster finale to the Zodiac arc, this is an excellent start to get the title back on track.

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7.5
Moon Knight (2021) #14

Aug 4, 2022

Moon Knight #14 is half a step above a breather issue with an interesting conversation between Moon Knight's multiple personalities as they debate the merits of their relationship and decide on a new way to live. There's almost no progress on the plot, but there's enough potential for a new status quo to feel like this issue is leading you somewhere.

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6
Moon Knight (2021) #15

Sep 8, 2022

Final Thoughts:Moon Knight #5 gives readers plenty of world- and character-building, but does so at the expense of any action or plot progression. Almost nothing of consequence happens in this issue other than readers learn why Marc Spector developing a cooperative relationship with his other personalities is valuable. If you're looking for fun and excitement, you'll have to wait a bit longer.

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8.5
Moon Knight (2021) #16

Oct 19, 2022

Moon Knight #16 journeys to the heart of Chinatown to uncover a secret Cold War between rival vampire gangs and a closer look into Tutor's grand plan. The art is outstanding, the exposition (though lengthy) sets the stage and raises the stakes, and the last page will have consequences for several issues to come.

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9
Moon Knight (2021) #17

Nov 9, 2022

Moon Knight #17 is a quick but impactful entry in the series as Moon Knight gets revenge for his dead "brother and takes the fight to the vampires. This depiction of Moon Knight is brutal, unrelenting, and unforgiving in all the right ways.

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8
Moon Knight (2021) #18

Dec 30, 2022

Moon Knight #18 brings Moon Knight's battle against an encroaching vampire organization to a close with great art, great action, and a clever "super weapon. However, the final fight satisfies because the villain gets what's coming to him, but the fight ends too fast and too easily.

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5.5
Moon Knight (2021) #19

Jan 12, 2023

Moon Knight #19 is a transition issue that wastes a lot of time with pointless action and very few revelations while MacKay transitions into the next arc. Honestly, this issue does little more than take up space, and the one or two revelations are not worth the cover price.

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6.5
Moon Knight (2021) #20

Feb 2, 2023

Moon Knight #20 starts a new arc with a trail of death and a pair of long-forgotten villain cameos to put Moon Knight on the trail of a murderous mastermind. The art is spectacular, and the mystery has a decent amount of curiosity baked in, but the execution feels rushed, and that extra dollar you're paying is justified with a mediocre and pointless backup.

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7.5
Moon Knight (2021) #21

Mar 8, 2023

Moon Knight #21 continues the attacks from a mysterious new villain with a weapon that could destroy entire crowds of people with the flick of a switch. The mystery surrounding the villain is intriguing, and the art is stellar, but the story lacks a hook to give it emotional weight and importance.

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7.5
Moon Knight (2021) #22

Apr 13, 2023

Moon Knight #22 is an odd Moon Knight issue in that it has almost nothing to do with Moon Knight. However, if you're interested in getting to know the history and character of Tigra, you're in for a treat.

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6.5
Moon Knight (2021) #23

May 7, 2023

Moon Knight #2 teams up the titular hero with Venom to stop a gang of mercenaries and to hunt down the audio-hypnotist causing havoc. The pacing and action are fun, and the art is stellar, but the story's lack of urgency and motivation makes this issue forgettable.

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7
Moon Knight (2021) #24

Jun 17, 2023

Moon Knight #24 sends Moon Knight down a rabbit hole of blissful dreams and nightmares to hunt for the dream-manipulating Morpheus. The surreal scenes intentionally create a disorienting feeling, and readers finally get the name of the mastermind behind Moon Knight's recent trouble. That said, the issue is a little too confusing in the beginning due to the lack of setup, and the art gets lost in some of the darker panels.

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6.5
Moon Knight (2021) #25

Jul 12, 2023

Moon Knight #25 gives readers plenty of great art and a solid story in a quadruple-sized issue (counting the backup). That said, the story is just okay, underscoring this series's inability to create memorable villains or moments.

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6
Moon Knight (2021) #26

Aug 2, 2023

Moon Knight #26 takes a break from the Black Spectre arc, deflating the arc's momentum in the process, to catch up with Hunter's Moon and his struggles since his last resurrection. Hunter's Moon's update is interesting, and the art is solid, but this update didn't need a whole issue.

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8
Moon Knight (2021) #27

Sep 6, 2023

Moon Knight #27 is a great comic from front to back, primarily because it does two things exceptionally well. First, it makes creative use of a useless (and gross) villain from early in MacKay's run, and second, MacKay fits multiple pieces together from the entirety of his run to unveil a plan with massive implications for MK. Elevated by outstanding art from Sabbatini and Rosenberg, this is one of the best issues in MacKay's run.

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7.5
Moon Knight (2021) Annual #1

Oct 26, 2022

Moon Knight Annual #1 is a good Annual with a creative plot, but a glaring continuity error and a too-much-to-believe resolution to the fight keep the book from being great. Still, you can never have enough werewolves and the art's fantastic.

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6.5
Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #1

May 11, 2022

Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #1 is the latest title to cash in on the Blac/White/Red motif with a mixed bag of collected short stories. The stories range from amusing to painfully gimmicky, but Moon Knight fans will likely find something in here to enjoy.

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6.5
Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #2

Jun 16, 2022

Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #2 is a serviceable anthology highlighting the Fist of Khnoshu's exploits. As with most anthologies, it's a mixed bag of writing that ranges from weak to decent and art that ranges from weak to very good. If you're a Moon Knight completist, this may be worth your time. For everyone else, there's nothing special in this issue.

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5.5
Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #3

Jul 20, 2022

Moon Knight: Black, White, & Blood #3 delivers three tales of adventure starring the fist of Khonshe. Unfortunately, the shorts are more miss than hit, leaving you with a sour reading experience.

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6
Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood (2022) #4

Aug 31, 2022

Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #4 ends the anthology series with possibly the weakest entry so far. Only Azaceta's short gives readers a clear picture of what Moon Knight is all about. The rest either get lost in metaphors or try to do too much with not enough space.

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6
Moon Knight: City of the Dead (2023) #1

Jul 19, 2023

Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1 sends Moon Knight on a journey to the Underworld to save a boy's soul. There are copious amounts of big, loud action and obstacles to hinder Moon Knight's quest, but the volume of noise crowds out what amounts to a super simple plot, making for a frequently tedious read.

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7.5
Moon Knight: City of the Dead (2023) #2

Aug 27, 2023

Moon Knight: City of the Dead #2 sets up a solid team-up between Moon Knight and Scarlet Scarab, and turns the hunt for Khalil's soul into a mission to stop an insidious child trafficking ring. The stakes take a big step up compared to the first issue, and the gritty action looks great, but the rules of the City of the Dead aren't clear, so you don't know to what extent Moon Knight is in genuine danger.

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6.8
Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant (2023) #1

Aug 30, 2023

Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant #1 catches up with Kamala Khan after her resurrection and life change to start a new chapter as a college freshman while secretly spying on Orchis for the X-Men. Despite a plethora of unanswered questions and plot holes leading up to this first issue, Vellani and Prizada present a spunky Ms. Marvel with heart, charm, and an age-appropriate awkwardness that readers may find endearing. That said, there's not a drop of dramatic tension or urgency considering Kamala's situation, and the entire comic reads and looks technically proficient but safe and mildly dull.

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Namor: Conquered Shores (2022) #1

Oct 13, 2022

Namor the Sub-Mariner #1 brims with gorgeous artwork and an impressive amount of world-building to set the stage for Namor's journey. Unfortunately, the issue is all stage dressing and no substance beyond the world-building, so you're never given a reason to come back to find out what happens next.

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8.5
Namor: Conquered Shores (2022) #2

Nov 17, 2022

Namor: Conquered Shores #2 greatly improves on issue #1 by delivering a quest to save humanity and hinting at the possibility of a new war. The multiple mysteries are well-introduced with high stakes, and the art is gorgeous.

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6.5
Namor: Conquered Shores (2022) #3

Jan 3, 2023

Namor: Conquered Shores #3 deepens the mystery behind the Human Torch's presence and deepens the feelings of mistrust between Namor and his allies. The pacing is solid, and the reveals are surprising, but the plot direction isn't very clear, and the dialog is very stiff.

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6.5
Namor: Conquered Shores (2022) #5

Feb 11, 2023

Namor: Conquered Shores #5 concludes the limited run with jaw-dropping art, dramatic moments, and a few surprises. However, the ending ignores most of the problems made worse by the adventure, so your satisfaction with the conclusion may fall short.

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6
Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker (2022) #1

Dec 1, 2022

Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker #1 sets up Sakaar for the future and Amadeus Cho's place in it to set the stage for the story to come. The narrative flow is clunky in spots, and you get the distinct impression Pak is using the setup as an allegory for real-world issues, but the story doesn't come together enough to make the message clear. Regardless, this first issue is all setup with a weak cliffhanger and a throwaway backstory that reads like an Animal Rights PSA. There's enough intrigue to get you to wonder what happened to Hulk, but this issue is not a strong start.

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6.5
Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker (2022) #2

Dec 16, 2022

Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker #2 spends plenty of time building out the characters and the world of Sakaar a thousand years from now, but the plot takes a long road to get to the meat of the story. In isolation, there's nothing technically wrong with this issue, but nothing in this issue grabs your attention or gets you excited for more.

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6.5
Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker (2022) #3

Jan 6, 2023

Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker #3 takes big steps forward in the plot to take the fight to the Grand Priestess in a bid to save the Haarg children. However, the GrandPriestess's grand plan is revealed in full, and it doesn't pay off the build-up, leaving you with an unsatisfied feeling that this series was just another excuse for Hulk smashing..

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8.5
Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker (2022) #4

Feb 24, 2023

Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker #4 plays out a philosophically powerful idea that hits at the heart of Hulk's nature – where do you draw the line between helping and destruction? The writing and art are rock-solid, and the last page reveal is a wow moment that promises big things for the finale.

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6
Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker (2022) #5

Mar 31, 2023

Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker #5 ends the mini-series on a solid but unsatisfying note. The Hulk action makes the world tremble, but the villain's motivations and plan are unclear, and her final moments are left unresolved. You feel like Pak had a point to make, but he never finished making it.

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4
Planet of the Apes (2023) #1

Apr 5, 2023

Planet of the Apes #1 leaps into adopting one of the 20th Century's longest-running film franchises with a story that looks at the most uninteresting aspect of the mythology possible. The art is decent enough, but the story crosses the line from boring to annoying to outright infuriating. What was Marvel thinking?!?

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6.5
Planet of the Apes (2023) #2

May 19, 2023

Planet of the Apes #2 is a respectable improvement over issue #1 as readers get more time with the rapidly evolving apes and little scenes tease how the simians become poised to take over. That said, too much time is spent building up an impossible-to-believe boogeyman in the Exercitus Viri, so the issue still falls short of the source material.

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5.5
Planet of the Apes (2023) #3

Jun 16, 2023

Planet of the Apes #3 reads like a setup/breather issue with a collection of partial scenes, flashbacks, and a backup that don't appear to have any meaningful connection to the main story and only serve to provide context and background information. Yet again, the apes are given the least amount of page space in a Planet of the Apes comic, which is a bizarre choice.

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Planet of the Apes (2023) #4

Jul 12, 2023

Planet of the Apes #4 finally gives POTA fans what they want – smart, evolved, formidable apes. Unfortunately, the boost this issue provides comes much too late in the miseries and only comes through a too-much-to-believe contrivance in the form of a super-powerful terrorist group.

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4
Planet of the Apes (2023) #5

Aug 27, 2023

Planet Of The Apes #5 ends the flawed series with the least imaginable chapter possible – a “ripped from the headlines” take on the January 6th protests in Washington D.C. In every way possible, Walker and Marvel misunderstood why the Apes franchise has lasted so long, and Marvel's new 20th Century may never recover.

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9
Predator (2022) #1

Aug 10, 2022

Predator #1 hits the nail on the head with a simple yet effective revenge story about a little girl who grows up on a revenge quest to kill the Predator who made her an orphan. The art is on-point, the action is brutally violent, and the main character's acting hits all the right emotional notes.

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Predator (2022) #2

Sep 15, 2022

Predator #2 (2022) builds out Theta's credibility as a capable warrior. Strangely, there's almost no Predator activity in this issue, so you could argue the book is all set up, but the character-building does its job to prepare readers for the challenge to come with solid writing and beautiful art.

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9
Predator (2022) #3

Oct 19, 2022

Predator #3 turns the series in the right direction by bringing a lengthy Predator battle into the mix, forcing Theta to survive, and introducing a revelation that could change the course of Theta's revenge quest. The art is grounded and hard-hitting, and the ending creates a moral dilemma with uncertain consequences for the future.

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9
Predator (2022) #4

Nov 4, 2022

Predator #4 takes a solid series and steps up the pacing and action for a thrilling issue. Rather than replace storytelling with mindless action, the action moves the plot forward and reveals new information about the effect of Theta's hunt on the Predator race. This is an excellent issue that should please OG Predator fans.

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6.5
Predator (2022) #5

Dec 8, 2022

Predator #5 is an uneven mix of high-drama moments, and long scenes that pad out the story with filler. The art is excellent, and the cliffhanger is high with anticipation, but you get the feeling Brisson misjudged the story time and filled the issue with fluff to get the page count to work out.

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9.5
Punisher (2022) #1

Mar 7, 2022

Punisher #1 is a killer (*ahem*) first issue in this new status quo for Frank Castle. The action sequences are terrific. the violence is gritty, and Aaron makes Punisher an unapologetic killer. Everything about the character is elevated to a new level, and I'm onboard to see what happens next.

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8.5
Punisher (2022) #2

Apr 26, 2022

Bits and PiecesPunisher #2 continues on the path of death and destruction as Frank learns more about the Beast's designs on him since he was a boy. Aaron does an excellent job building a sense of momentum towards a final and permanent change for Frank, and the main villain's reveal makes complete sense for the mythology at play in this story.

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7.8
Punisher (2022) #3

May 25, 2022

Punisher #3 is another solid entry in the series with plenty of violence, great art, a flashback that fills in lanks about his past to make his retcon a teeny bit more palatable, and strong emotional bits surrounding Maria. That said, the well-choreographed violence is starting to feel like more of the same without a clear direction for Frank's mission.

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8.5
Punisher (2022) #4

Jul 13, 2022

Punisher #4 builds the stakes, amps up the brutality, and plants seeds of doubt for a possible game-changing issue in the series. The pacing,m character-building, and drama are set on high, but the jarring shift between two radically different art styles leaves a sour taste.

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7
Punisher (2022) #5

Aug 10, 2022

Punisher #5 takes a semi-break from the main plot to show readers how Frank Castle matured in school with a chance at living a normal life until tragedy and circumstance put him on a darker path. The dramatic writing is well done, and the bits of information we get in the present is intriguing, but the flashbacks (which take up most of the issue) don't do much for the present story.

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7.8
Punisher (2022) #6

Sep 8, 2022

Punisher #6 continues to assail you with brutal violence, emotional and mental torture, and heartbreak. All emotional beats you want for a comic to grip you. Unfortunately, the lack of a destination or goal is becoming a point of frustration that makes it feel like Aaron is giving you violence and heartbreak for their own sake.

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6
Punisher (2022) #7

Nov 4, 2022

Punisher #7 delivers a rich, thoughtful character piece about a soldier struggling with life after the smoke of war has cleared. Unfortunately, Frank Castle's pre-Punisher life is doing nothing to further the present story, and it's slowing the momentum of the arc to a crawl.

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6.5
Punisher (2022) #8

Dec 8, 2022

Punisher #8 gives Frank Castle a mild upgrade and continues to flesh out his backstory with his wife. The art is excellent, and the showdown promises to be epic, but the glacial pacing and lack of plot movement kill the energy and momentum heading into the war.

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6.5
Punisher (2022) #10

Mar 23, 2023

Punisher #10 has plenty of emotional weight and flying body parts, but the plot is practically at a standstill. If you enjoy Punisher comics simply for the violence, you may enjoy this one. For readers who want a story to back up the shock value, you may be disappointed.

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8
Punisher (2022) #11

Apr 24, 2023

Punisher #11 is a surprisingly deep and emotional issue wherein Frank desperately tries (and fails) to save a marriage that's already collapsed. The writing here is some of the best we've seen from Aaron in a long time, and the cliffhanger will leave you guessing.

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7.5
Punisher (2022) #12

Jun 5, 2023

Punisher #12 brings Jason Aaron's run, and the character's presence in Marvel, to a close with a thoughtful and quiet ending to the Punisher's war. The character moments are surprisingly mature, and the art continues to maintain the high quality offered in issue #1, but readers looking for the Punisher to go out with a big bang may find this ending anti-climactic.

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6
Punisher War Journal (2022): Blitz #1

Jun 22, 2022

Punisher: War Journal Blitz #1 does exactly what it sets out to do by giving the Punisher a reason to hunt down and kill a war profiteer and his army. The art is solid, and there's plenty of action to keep your eyeballs busy, but if you're looking for an actual story, lower your expectations.

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8
Sabretooth & the Exiles (2022) #1

Nov 9, 2022

Sabretooth & the Exiles #1 is a solid start to the continuation of the Sabretooth limited series. The action is energetic and bloody. The new villain is truly villainous (a rarity these days), and this issue acts as an excellent jumping-on point for the next phase in Victor's journey to fulfilling Destiny's prophecy.

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6
Sabretooth & the Exiles (2022) #2

Jan 3, 2023

Sabretooth & the Exiles #2 replays the same plot from issue #1 but rearranges the placement of the characters for a serviceable entry in the series. The art is fantastic, and a peek into the nature of Orphan-Maker's true power is intriguing, but this series isn't bringing anything new to the Krakoan Era.

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8
Sabretooth (2022) #1

Feb 2, 2022

Bits and PiecesSabretooth #1 takes readers on a weird, mind-bending adventure when Victor Creed is trapped in the bowels of Krakoa, and his own mind, forever. The art looks great, and there's plenty of action to satisfy your claw-ripping appetite. That said, the plot doesn't transition well from one scene to the next, constantly casting doubt on when and where you are and making for a mildly confusing reading experience.

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7.5
Sabretooth (2022) #2

Mar 8, 2022

Sabretooth #2 is a cleaner, clearer issue compared to issue #1 with a story that's easier to follow and presents a clear direction. That said, the supporting cast of mutants introduced in this issue are somewhat forgettable, and the demystified setup is somehow less intriguing. However, the art is strong from front to back.

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8.8
Sabretooth (2022) #3

Apr 26, 2022

Bits and PiecesSabretooth #3 successfully plants the seeds of rebellion on Krakoa when the cracks of corruption have long since spread. LaValle demonstrates why Creed, even when trapped in a comatose state, is still one of the most dangerous mutants around. With excellent writing but admittedly little action, this offshoot of the X-Titles shows the most promise for the future of Krakoa.

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8.5
Sabretooth (2022) #4

Jun 29, 2022

Sabretooth #4 gets high marks. Not for what it is, a well-drawn but dialog-heavy comic, but for what it has the potential to be the spark that finally ends the Krakoan Era. That alone is worth the cover price.

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5
Sabretooth (2022) #5

Jul 6, 2022

Bits and PiecesSabretooth #5 is a frustrating finale for a series with so much potential. The big action happens off-panel, the pieces of the escape we do see are dialog heavy and packed with unanswered hints about the future, and this all appears to be a setup for another series coming later. Such a waste.

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6.5
Secret Invasion (2022) #1

Nov 2, 2022

Secret Invasion #1 is a serviceable start to the latest attempt by the Skrulls to infiltrate the seats of power and take over the world. The issue gets off to a bumpy start, but once the plot is discovered, the pacing keeps the story flowing briskly and evenly. However, Maria Hill and her colleagues handle the situation a little too well, removing any feelings of paranoia or tension.

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7.5
Secret Invasion (2022) #2

Dec 8, 2022

Secret Invasion #2 is a tense, thrilling, paranoid-filled issue with great art, great action, and great drama. However, the meat of the issue is effectively one big scene that heavily borrows from John Carpenter'sThe Thing(1982) and doesn't move the plot forward more than an inch.

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5.5
Secret Invasion (2022) #3

Jan 6, 2023

Secret Invasion #3 takes a hard left turn into the land of “No Common Sense” when it's revealed Tony Stark has a secret connection to the Skrulls that strains credibility on every level. If North is trying to construct a clever allegory about the value of immigrants, he missed the mark by a mile.

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6.5
Secret Invasion (2022) #5

Mar 16, 2023

Secret Invasion #5 ends the arc with a lot of gotchas, exposition dialog, twists, and bait-and-switch maneuvering. The Skrull's plot is well executed, but the way the heroes save the day is thin on believable details and heavy on convenient contrivances.

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6
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2022) #1

Jul 20, 2022

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 starts the issue numbering reboot with plenty of action and stellar art but a thin plot that does little to get readers invested in the story. Come for the cool action, but pass if you want something more.

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7.5
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2022) #2

Aug 24, 2022

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #2 does a fine job furthering the idea that every organization is out to get the Ten Rings for themselves, but Shang-Chi's lack of good judgment and common sense in this issue almost confirms maybe he isn't the right person to have them. At least the art is fairly good.

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8.5
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2022) #3

Sep 29, 2022

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #3 delivers the goods with great art, exciting action, and eye-catching mysticism, paving the way for more trials for Shang-Chi to prove his worth as the owner of the Ten Rings. That said, the ending falls a little flat in the satisfaction department.

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7
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2022) #4

Oct 19, 2022

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #4 shifts the series into a story that reads like a second-rate combat tournament video game, complete with colorful opponents and an objective to survive multiple levels of a mystical pagoda. This issue is light, low-stakes fun, but don't look for a meaningful plot.

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9
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2022) #5

Nov 17, 2022

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #5 builds out the legendary origin of the Ten Rings with a universe-ending threat that raises the stakes of Shang-Chi's tournament run exponentially. The action is solid, and the Rings' origin makes sense, so this series takes a big step up with this issue.

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8
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2022) #6

Dec 30, 2022

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #6 ends the second arc with a three-way fight that leads to a new status quo for one character, a rekindling of old rivalries for another, and predictably cements Shang-Chi's role as the bearer of the Ten Rings. The writing execution and art are solid from front to back, and the ending is relatively satisfying.

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7
She-Hulk (2022) #1

Jan 18, 2022

Final ThoughtsShe-Hulk #1 successfully pulls off a '90s-style, light and airy tone showing how the main character is down-on-her-luck in every way possible. While the tone is inoffensively pleasant, this first issue is nothing more than a decompressed prologue that doesn't get to the heart of the story until the last page. It's the cotton candy of adventure stories, and maybe that's enough for She-Hulk fans who've waited for her return to form.

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7.5
She-Hulk (2022) #2

Mar 2, 2022

Final ThoughtsShe-Hulk #2 spends nearly the entire issue (re)introducing readers to Jack of Hearts through his history and how he feels right now, admittedly with a flawed memory of recent days. The art is serviceable, but there's no story (yet) to speak of.

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6
She-Hulk (2022) #3

Apr 6, 2022

She-Hulk #3 is a golden opportunity to bring the character back to her glory days but Rowell seems content to have the character sitting and talking for the entire issue without uncovering anything about the plot. It's effectively a 22-page idle chit-chat session. At some point, Rowell needs to get going with a story because the only progress being made is in how quickly this issue is losing readers.

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4
She-Hulk (2022) #4

Jun 29, 2022

She-Hulk #4 contains absolutely nothing of consequence. The titular character spends the entire day hanging out with friends and chatting about nothing of consequence. After four issues with a $3.99 cover price, this story is worth less than the paper it's printed on.

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4
She-Hulk (2022) #5

Jul 20, 2022

She-Hulk #5 must be the comic about nothing because it's doing absolutely nothing. The beginning fight simply stops without resolution, and the rest of the issue follows Jack and Jennifer as they talk about life. There's no urgency, no stakes, no direction, and no destination.

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5.5
She-Hulk (2022) #6

Sep 8, 2022

She-Hulk #6 works best if you treat this comic for what it is a slice-of-life comic unconcerned with solving Jack of Heart's resurrection mystery, drama, or a basic plot. The only thing that matters is showing Jennifer Walters living her best life. If that's good enough for her, that's good enough for you.

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5.5
She-Hulk (2022) #7

Nov 4, 2022

She-Hulk #7 continues the trend of the entire series by doing nothing in particular. Surprisingly, the story takes a step or two forward in the last page, but everything about this issue is time-wasting, boring fluff.

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5.5
She-Hulk (2022) #8

Nov 17, 2022

She-Hulk #8 reveals (almost) all the secrets behind Jack of Hearts' disappearance and how it plays into a secret villain She-Hulk didn't know existed until now. You'll enjoy this issue as long as you don't mind reading a She-Hulk comic with no She-Hulk in it.

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5.5
She-Hulk (2022) #9

Dec 30, 2022

She-Hulk #9 finally gives the languishing series some much-needed momentum. until the comic stops with a bizarre creative choice in the third act. A choice that doesn't make sense for the scene, the story, or the context. This comic had potential but flops hard in the end.

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6.5
She-Hulk (2022) #10

Feb 24, 2023

She-Hulk #10 returns the series to its roots with a slice-of-life romance scenario that finds She-Hulk moping over Jack of Hearts' disappearance. There is no plot, there is no action, and there is no purpose to this comic other than for the readers to be there for Jen in her time of need.

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6
She-Hulk (2022) #11

Mar 23, 2023

She-Hulk #11 is an odd issue in an already-odd series. One half slice-of-life story heading nowhere, and one half superhero thief mystery that's a serviceably standard superhero comic, this issue doesn't know what it wants to be. If you've loved the slice-of-life storytelling up to this point, you'll love the first half. If you want more superhero action with your She-Hulk, this issue throws you a tiny bone.

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4
She-Hulk (2022) #12

Apr 24, 2023

She-Hulk #12 is a head-scratcher of an issue. The plot about a superpowered thief started last issue takes a backseat to pointless scenes about Jen's work life, her romantic life, and an overlong backup story about hosting a book club. This title is the very definition of directionless.

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8
She-Hulk (2022) #13

May 19, 2023

She-Hulk #13 switches gears (again) and dives head first into a will they/ won't they romance comic that works surprisingly well. The writing execution hits all the right notes for a tension-filled romance, and the art is excellent.

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5.5
She-Hulk (2022) #14

Jun 28, 2023

She-Hulk #14 picks up the pace slightly in She-Hulk's will they/ won't they relationship with Scoundrel until she finds out what his thievery has led to. The art team does a fine job with what little they have to work with, and the emotional beats are strong, but as the penultimate issue in the series, it falls short of building momentum for the finale.

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3
She-Hulk (2022) #15

Jul 26, 2023

She-Hulk #15 is a ridiculous finale that speeds through the conflict to only finish part of the attack on Manhattan. The primary villain is barely set up in a hurry, and She-Hulk's only contribution to the finale is a hasty call to her boyfriend for help. The word “rushed” barely covers how terrible this ending turned out, and rebooting the title in the Fall with the same creative team bodes poorly for She-Hulk fans who deserve better.

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7
Silk (2021) #1

Mar 31, 2021

Silk #1 is an excellent start and setup for a relatable character. Despite voice problems for J. Jonah and substandard art, there's enough here to want to know more.

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5
Silk (2021) #2

Apr 28, 2021

Despite a promising start in #1, Silk #2 falls down with lackluster art and nonsensical plot points. This is only a recommend for the hardest of hardcore Silk fans.

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7.5
Silk (2022) #1

Jan 18, 2022

Final ThoughtsSILK #1 starts the volume off right with the introduction of a new and intriguing villain, an improvement in the depiction of J. Jonah Jameson, and the potential for a little character growth for Cindy Moon. That said, Marvel's need to incessantly insert a super-obnoxious character in every Silk volume is wearing very thin. If you can get past Lucas, everything else about this first issue is fine.

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7
Silk (2022) #2

Feb 24, 2022

Silk #2 is a nice, pleasant, safe comic. Safety is the high point and its downfall because the character beats and relationship building works well enough but the threat level from a centuries-old witch is treated as no more than an inconvenience.

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6
Silk (2022) #3

Mar 30, 2022

Silk #3 hits readers with a big reveal about the nature of the witch and her powers. Unfortunately, the witch's methods were easily guessed two issues back and what should be a shocking moment falls flat. Regardless, the art is very good and the pacing is consistent. This issue looks and reads well, even if the story is somewhat forgettable.

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8
Silk (2022) #4

Apr 26, 2022

Bits and PiecesSilk #4 is a middling issue with amusing character interactions between Cindy and her friends and a little bit of action toward the end. If you're into fluffy, slice-of-life storytelling with a superhero twist and all the dramatic punch of a Scooby-Doo adventure, you'll enjoy this issue a lot.

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7.5
Silk (2022) #5

May 18, 2022

Silk #5 ends the arc the way it began with a light, airy ending that fits right in as an Afterschool Special or a Scooby Doo Mystery. The action is fine but safe, the linework is adequate, and the coloring is very good. If you want some light superhero fare for the kids, this is a solid title. If you want hard-hitting drama, look elsewhere.

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6
Silk (2023) #1

May 14, 2023

Silk #1 continues from the previous arc with Cindy Moon trapped in a neverending dream. The concept is novel, albeit unoriginal, and the art is strong, but there's nothing in this issue that grabs your attention.

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7
Spider-Man (2022) #1

Oct 6, 2022

Spider-Man #1 is a #1 issue in numbering only. Readers are dropped into the Spider-Verse and ASM storylines to bring the Spider-Verse to a close with a multiversal threat. The dialog is solid (except for Spider-Man's terrible jokes), and the threats have weight, so there's enough interest to warrant picking up the next issue. However, this is not recommended for new Spidey readers.

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7
Spider-Man (2022) #2

Nov 9, 2022

Spider-Man #2 is an acceptable entry in the series that relies almost entirely on exposition, explanations, and setup to get readers up to speed and characters in place. There's minimal action, and the pacing is almost too high, but the narrative stays clear throughout.

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7
Spider-Man (2022) #3

Dec 8, 2022

Spider-Man #3 is loud, wild, crazy, and chaotic. That may or may not be a good thing, depending on your point of view. If all you want is wall-to-wall action, you're in for a treat. Readers who want more drama and depth should look elsewhere.

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5.5
Spider-Man (2022) #4

Jan 6, 2023

Spider-Man #4 amps up the chaos, noise, and silliness for an issue that barely moves the plot along. If the goal with this run was to end the Spiderverse, it appears Marvel is trying to burn it out rather than let it fade away.

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6.5
Spider-Man (2022) #5

Feb 16, 2023

Spider-Man #5 takes an odd detour in the Spider-Verse-ending event to visit a pocket universe where Peter Parker's life turned out very differently. The story makes for an intriguing “What if…?” but the detour kills the momentum of the main plot for a story that could have been covered in a couple of pages.

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6
Spider-Man (2022) #6

Mar 1, 2023

Spider-Man #6 completes the penultimate issue of the run, touting the end of the Spider-Verse, with a lot of action, noise, convenient contrivances, and not much story. If the goal was to end the Spider-Verse, Marvel is going about it in the sloppiest way possible.

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5.5
Spider-Man (2022) #7

Apr 5, 2023

Spider-Man #7 ends the conflict against Shathra with a flaccid final battle and possibly the worst new character introduction in recent memory. On the plus side, the art looks markedly improved, even if the story is cheap and lazy.

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6.5
Spider-Man (2022) #8

May 7, 2023

Spider-Man #8 gets the series back to basics, with a Spider-Man getting back to the business of saving the day until he feels his efforts aren't enough. Peter's experiment has interesting story implications, and the overall technical execution (writing and art) is an improvement, but Slott's characterization of Spidey feels outdated, and Spider-Boy's random appearances have outworn their welcome.

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6.5
Spider-Man (2022) #9

Jun 14, 2023

Spider-Man #9 is a serviceable issue that forces Spidey to contend with his out-of-control Spider-Sense. The premise and action are great, and the cliffhanger against Electro has potential, but Spidey's trademark quippy-ness is awful, and Spider-Boy's obnoxious cameo is a drag.

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7
Spider-Man (2022) #10

Jul 6, 2023

Spider-Man #10 brings the brand new character, Spider-Boy, to the forefront while Spider-Man fights with his Spidey-Sense on the fritz. The action is typically good for a Spider-Man comic, the art is fine, and the resolution makes sense, but if you're only in it to get to know Spider-Boy, you'll get plenty of insight, both good and bad.

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5
Spider-Man (2022) #11

Aug 17, 2023

Spider-Man #11 tells you almost everything you need to know about Baily, aka Spider-Boy, in preparation for his forthcoming solo title. However, Dan Slott fills in all the blanks in the laziest, most basic, perfunctory, lifeless way possible to deliver a primer that may as well have been written by A.I.

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4
Spider-Man (2022) Annual #1

Aug 10, 2023

Spider-Man Annual #1 begins the Contest of Chaos crossover with a contrived fight, a nonsensical plot, and terrible dialog. Whatever the goal of this issue, the net result is a dumb waste of time.

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6.5
Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis (2023) #1

May 7, 2023

Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis #1 starts a new adventure for the hero of tomorrow when social/class strife leads to violent protests, and a new Carnage emerges to become the weapon of revenge for the people. The art is solid, and the technical aspects of the writing are good, but the story gets painfully heavy-handed with social commentary.

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6.5
Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis (2023) #2

May 14, 2023

Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis #2 takes the same approach as the previous mini by using the series as an excuse to introduce more 2099 variants into the Marvel universe. However, Orlando does a much better job this time. The story has stakes and good pacing with an overall sense of direction. That said, the art teeters on just average, and editorial mistakes are embarrassingly noticeable.

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7
Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis (2023) #3

May 19, 2023

Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis #3 finally gets away from the carousel of 2099 variant character introductions and focuses on the plot. This issue delivers plenty of superhero fighting action and gives the main hero a challenge to overcome, but when you peel back the layers, the plot is super-thin.

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5
Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis (2023) #4

May 31, 2023

Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis #4 is a disappointment on multiple levels. Steve Orlando's script takes minor steps forward on the plot but takes a few steps backward by focusing (again) on introducing more 2099 variants that serve no purpose, and Justin Mason's art looks rushed and incomplete in several spots.

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6
Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis (2023) #5

Jun 5, 2023

Spider-Man 2099: Dark Genesis #5 brings the mini-series to a close with more 2099 variants and a fiery end to Carnage 2099. There's plenty of action and character development for popcorn fun, but the paper-thin plot and mildly cartoony art don't bring anything special to the titular character.

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8
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022): Omega

Sep 8, 2022

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Omega ends the series with energetic action, tension, stakes, and excellent pacing. Does a strong finale make up for a troubled series? No, but at least the creators can walk away on a high note.

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9
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022): Alpha

May 4, 2022

Spider-Man 2099: Alpha Exodus #1 is a fun, energetic, and wholly imaginative return for the character. The character designs are creepy, the setting feels futuristic in an unrestrained way, and the Cabal's plan feels like a high-stakes threat. That said, the minor letdown is the last page reveal of the Cabal's leader which is much too predictable in an otherwise fresh return for the titular character.

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6.5
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022) #1

May 25, 2022

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #1 does a fine job of introducing readers to Winter Soldier 2099 and nothing else. The art is good, WS99's design and backstory are cool, and there's plenty of action to hold your attention. However, the plot makes little sense when you pick it apart, and this issue has almost nothing to do with Spider-Man 2099 and his conflict with the Cabal.

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6.5
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022) #2

Jun 16, 2022

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #2 makes the bold move of telling two issues in a row in a Spider-Man 2099 arc that have nothing to do with Spider-Man 2099. the art is very good, and this new origin story about Valkyrie 2099 is interesting enough, but the timing of events is out of whack, and the main arc is at a complete standstill.

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6.5
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022) #3

Jun 29, 2022

You can't be following this series without concluding Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #3 isn't a Spider-Man 2099 comic but an excuse to introduce even more 2099 variants of current Marvel characters. There is a small amount of plot progression in this issue, but make no mistake, this series only exists to create new characters under the guise of a paper-thin plot. If you like alternate character designs and eye candy, this one is for you.

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6
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022) #4

Jul 13, 2022

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #4 offers more 2099 derivatives of established characters, this time Black Widow and Hawkeye, to help Spider-Man track down a fugitive mutant. The action is exciting, and the art is eye-popping, but the setup is severely lacking. Things happen with little explanation as to why, making this the weakest issue in the series.

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5.5
Spider-Man 2099: Exodus (2022) #5

Aug 4, 2022

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #5 takes up the penultimate issue with yet another character introduction by way of X-Men 2099, keeping the titular character sidelined. There are too many characters to introduce properly, and the heavy-handed messaging about displaced indigenous people lacks a valid setup, but the art is well-executed with a few wow moments. The story serves no purpose other than as an excuse to get the X-Men in the middle of the fight, and the execution is superficial and poorly developed, at best.

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4
Spider-Punk (2022) #1

Apr 6, 2022

Spider-Punk #1 is a bizarre comic that mixes all the worst stereotypes about Leftist activists into a story about Spider pals fighting the evils of Gentrification and Capitalism. If this is a parody, it's cleverly disguised parody. If it's not, this comic practically dares you to make fun of it for the level of obnoxiousness it reaches.

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4
Spider-Punk (2022) #2

May 18, 2022

Spider-Punk #2 is a terrible comic, but it's at least a better comic than issue #1. The action scenes are ridiculous, the big reveal surrounding the mystery of the Spider-Band's land is given without any build-up, ceremony, or sense, and the dialog is painfully bad. Still, if issue #2 is better than issue #1, there's hope for the series to trend upward.

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3
Spider-Punk (2022) #3

Jul 13, 2022

Spider-Punk #3 sends the Spider-Band on a side trip (literally) to Philadelphia when the Spider-Van is attacked by the Marauders, resulting in a story that's wholly absent of creativity, style, charm, humor, or imagination. The serviceable art gets the job done, but there's nothing punk about this comic in either the writing or the art.

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3
Spider-Punk (2022) #4

Aug 4, 2022

Spider-Punk #4 gives up on any attempts to be punk, edgy, or interesting by shifting into an all-out propaganda piece equating Norman Osborn as a fascist, racist despot with a former U.S President. The writing is poor on every level except the pacing, and the only punk thing about this title is the grungy, underground art style, but just barely.

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6
Spider-Punk (2022) #5

Sep 15, 2022

Spider-Punk #5 finishes the run as well as could be expected with possibly the strongest issue in the series. The issue-long battle is engaging, and the epilogue ends on a hopeful note. It's not a very good comic, but it's a high point compared to every issue that came before it.

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6
Spirits Of Vengeance: Spirit Rider (2021) #1

Aug 5, 2021

SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE: SPIRIT RIDER #1 has great art and interesting ideas, but the overblown narration and exposition brought this one-shot down to a snail's pace. Over-explained concepts of esoteric mysticism and a goofy character representation for Johnny Blaze also didn't do this comic any favors.

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4
Storm (2023) #1

May 31, 2023

Storm #1 is a stormy issue to get through. Terribly stiff dialog, a script that's almost all setup with very little plot during an established period in X-Men history, and art that's passable in some spots and amateurish in others. If Marvel intended to give Storm a moment to shine in her own series, the forecast calls for gloomy with a good chance of disappointment.

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4
Storm (2023) #2

Jun 28, 2023

Storm #2 is a tough read because characters are written with oddly miscast personalities to justify actions and attitudes that don't make sense. If you can't believe the characters, you can't believe the characters' actions, words, or motivations, and the whole issue falls apart.

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6.5
Storm (2023) #3

Jul 27, 2023

Storm #3 finally delivers worthwhile intrigue and classically inspired art for the best issue in the run so far. That said, the dialog is painfully stiff, and Kitty's personality seems radically off.

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6
Storm (2023) #4

Aug 27, 2023

Storm #4 uses a dialog-heavy issue to reveal major swaths of Blowback's identity and the mystery surrounding its arrival. The character work is better, and the dialog is better, but the art is still average, and the plot/plan surrounding Blowback is unnecessarily convoluted.

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8.9
Strange Academy (2020) #7

Jan 26, 2021

Strange Academy #7 is one of those (not so) quiet character studies that adds to a series' main plot with impactful emotion and outstanding character development. Even though the main plot doesn't move much, you come away with a deeper connection and appreciation for these characters and what they're going through, hopefully making the finale that much more meaningful.

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6.5
The Thing (2021) #1

Nov 9, 2021

Final ThoughtsThe Thing #1 is an amusing trip back to the simpler days of the Fantastic Four with an adventure focused on the blue-eyed Thing. The art is great and the writing perfectly captures the character voice of the titular hero. That said, the plot is a jumbled, chaotic mess with events happening at random without reason or explanation.

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6
The Thing (2021) #2

Dec 15, 2021

The Thing #2 is like a bizarre fever dream from the deep recesses of a deranged child's mind. It's either so esoteric that it escapes the comprehension of the average mortal, or it's a work of pure chaotic insanity. I beg you to read it simply to marvel (no pun intended) at it with your own eyes.

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4
The Thing (2021) #3

Jan 12, 2022

The Thing #3 forces readers to ask one question over and over again " Why? Why are things happening randomly? Why would the creators believe readers want to know about Ben Grimm's sex life? Why are police showing up instantly to harass our hero when that never happens in real life or any part of the Marvel universe? Why is Reilly's great art put in this book? Why does this series exist? Why?

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3
The Thing (2021) #4

Feb 2, 2022

Bits and PiecesThe Thing #4 challenges your notions of what a comic can be by haphazardly stringing together a random collection of cameos, scenes, and dialog without any sense of flow or structure. This issue is the equivalent of a scrapbook assembled from unrelated magazine clippings. If Mosley manages to stick the landing… any landing… it will be a major miracle.

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5.5
The Thing (2021) #5

Mar 2, 2022

Final ThoughtsThere are no words to adequately capture the tomfoolery going on in The Thing #5. You get a lot of answers to mysterious things happening up to this point, but the answers are more bizarre than you could have guessed. This comic makes about as much sense as a shark attack in an ocean made of cotton candy on the planet Venus. Read at your own peril.

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5
The Thing (2021) #6

Apr 6, 2022

The Thing #6 takes all the nonsense and insanity of the previous five issues and surprisingly wraps it all up in a relatively neat package. The neatness of the conclusion doesn't excuse the awful dialog, the convenient plot contrivances, or the slightly downgraded art, but at least it's done.

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8
The Trials Of Ultraman (2021) #1

Mar 17, 2021

Final Thoughts:The Trials of Ultraman #1 has good art and good action but is mostly a setup issue to set the stage for the story to come. Shin is portrayed with a wholesome Peter Parker/Spider-Man vibe, and the copious exposition isn't slowed down at all with the brisk pace.

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8
The Union (2020) #2

Jan 13, 2021

Final ThoughtsThe Union #2 improves significantly over issue #1 by giving the readers a clean, easy-to-follow story that's almost entirely one big fight scene. The art looks great, the battles were energetic, and the pacing was very good. Some of the science behind the final fight was a little too convenient, but overall, the issue told the story it needed to tell and laid the groundwork for the next issue.

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8.5
Thor (2020) #25

May 18, 2022

Thor #25 fills in critical and long-overdue blanks from the main Hulk run with clarity on everything from the Avengers' whereabouts to the oft-referenced El Paso incident. The art is generally good, except for an occasional odd panel with weird facial expressions and body proportions, and there are plenty of wow moments to keep you engaged.

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9
Thor (2020) #26

Jun 8, 2022

Bits and PiecesThor #26 clarifies the intent of the Banner Of War mini-event by making it as plain as possible – Who would win a fight? Thor or Hulk. There's no deep pathos or emotional depth. This arc is strictly designed to answer that one question and do it with as many fun, entertaining, wow moments as possible. The art's excellent, and the last-page development could lead to interesting developments in the future.

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8
Thunderbolts (2022) #1

Aug 31, 2022

Final Thoughts:Thunderbolts #1 is a surprisingly solid setup issue that brings a new team together under the authority of Mayor Luke Cage. The introductions are well-paced and shown rather than simply told. There are intriguing hints that not every team member is problem-free. And the rationale behind forming a new team makes sense for the story Zub is telling.

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8.5
Thunderbolts (2022) #2

Sep 29, 2022

Thunderbolts #2 adds a new teammate, more mystery, and oodles of potential for a superhero book tinged with solid humor and hard-hitting action (literally). Zub's pacing and dialog are excellent, and the art is great. Barring Hawkeye's depiction as an insecure buffoon, this title continues to show great potential.

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6
Thunderbolts (2022) #3

Oct 26, 2022

Thunderbolts #3 is a solid story that feels like a repeat of the plot from issues #1 and #2. The issue is well-constructed in its pacing, plotting, dialog, and excellent art, but the series feels like it's not going anywhere.

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7
Thunderbolts (2022) #4

Nov 17, 2022

Thunderbolts #4 finally gets around to introducing a threat that puts the whole team out of commission at the end of the penultimate issue. Hawkeye's dream world is everything he could hope for and more, but the nature, origin, and motivation behind the attack are completely unknown, which is a rough place to start going into a finale.

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7.5
Thunderbolts (2022) #5

Dec 30, 2022

Thunderbolts #5 ends the limited series the only way it could for a nearly complete conclusion. The main villain makes sense for the surreal troubles the team has endured, and most of the threads get a complete explanation. That said, a few questions remain unanswered, and while the issue doesn't feel rushed, the arc certainly does.

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7.5
Tiger Division (2022) #1

Nov 2, 2022

Tiger Division #1 is a decent start to an adventure starring Marvel's latest superhero team. The standard plot is elevated by efficient character introductions, a brisk pace, and a fair bit of intrigue going into the cliffhanger.

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9
Tiger Division (2022) #2

Dec 8, 2022

Tiger Division #2 is a rock-solid superhero adventure comic with a balanced mix of superheroics, character development, intrigue, and mystery. The writing elements are on-point, and the art is top-notch.

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8.5
Timeless (2021): 2021

Dec 28, 2021

Timeless #1 is a better-than-average one-shot with great art (despite a small army of artists) and a complete story that fully educates the reading audience on why Kang the Conqueror is the most dangerous villain of all time. I'm not a fan of the hefty cover price but there's a lot to like in this issue, and the last-page teaser is an interesting surprise announcing the advent of a famous character we've not seen in years.

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8
Ultimate Invasion (2023) #1

Jun 21, 2023

Ultimate Invasion #1 delivers a fast-paced, action-packed, intriguing story that could have ramifications that affect the entire universe. The stakes are huge, but the plot is super-simple, and the art is fantastic. That said, Marvel justifies the higher cover price with more pages, but too many pages are BTS sketches and blanks, which makes the comic overpriced for what you get.

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7
Ultimate Invasion (2023) #2

Jul 26, 2023

Ultimate Invasion #2 takes a peak at the Maker's utopian society on Earth-6160, right before variant Avengers from the future arrive to kill him. The art is fantastic, and Hickman's sci-fi elements are certainly creative, but Hickman delivers more confusing questions than answers, which damages the satisfaction level.

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6
Ultimate Invasion (2023) #3

Aug 30, 2023

Ultimate Invasion #3 is either setting readers up for a shocking surprise in the next and final issue or a red flag that the hailed return by Hickman to the Ultimates is a bait-and-switch. Hitch does his best to make an issue-long series of exposition conversations look interesting, but I've got a bad feeling about how this mini-series will end.

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9
Way of X (2021) #1

Apr 21, 2021

Way of X #1 is thought-provoking, insightful, and forces the reader to ask all the questions that should have been asked and answered a long time ago. What do people become when the mysteries of life are no more?

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7.5
Way of X (2021) #2

May 20, 2021

Way of X #2 has interesting plot points and reveals a lot of interesting pieces, but there's so much going on in a swirly jumble that you need to have Legion's powers to keep it all straight. The story is still there, but this issue got away from Spurrier a little bit.

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7.5
Way of X (2021) #3

Jun 28, 2021

Way of X #3 takes a soft right turn away from the Onslaught problem to explore the politics of sex and reproduction. While interesting (and occasionally amusing) in isolation, this issue feels more like an aside from the imminent threat building since the first issue.

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7
Way of X (2021) #4

Jul 13, 2021

Final ThoughtsWay of X #4 is becoming a prime example of storytelling that poses thought-provoking discussion topics, but by not answering the questions in Nightcrawler's mind, the story is beginning to fall flat. The reader doesn't have to agree with the answer, but the main character eventually has to to make a choice about where he's going. Otherwise, the main character, much like this series, starts to go nowhere.

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8
Way of X (2021) #5

Aug 17, 2021

Bits and PiecesThe “creating a mutant religion” hook has all but disappeared from this series in favor of a corruption arc. While the writing and exceptional art make for engaging storytelling, the big revelations about Onslaught's method of attack could lead to big happenings on Krakoa IF Spurrier follows through. For now, this is a tentative reccomend.

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3
Werewolf By Night (2020) #4

Jan 26, 2021

Werewolf By Night #4 wraps up the arc, possibly the series, by beating the bad guy, saving the innocents, and letting the villain escape to fight another day. If Marvel wants to continue this series, they've got a lot of rework to do.

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8
Werewolf by Night (2023) #1

Sep 13, 2023

Werewolf By Night #1 brings the chills, thrills, and monsterific fun in time to kick off the Halloween season. Derek Landy's story is solid from front to back, and Fran Galn's art style adds a storybook charm to the visuals.

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8.5
X-Men (2021): Hellfire Gala 2023 #1

Jul 27, 2023

X-Men Hellfire Gala 2023 #1 makes the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones look like a family spat during the Holidays. The assault on Krakoa is massive, intricate, and effective. For once, it feels like there are true consequences of death for the mutants, something that's been missing since the start of the Krakoa era. It's impossible to guess where mutant-kind goes from here, but this just may be the shakeup the X-Office needed. Oh, this is also the comic where Ms. Marvel comes back to life, and it's as contrived and rushed as you could imagine.

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9
X-Men: Onslaught Revelation (2021) #1

Sep 21, 2021

Final ThoughtsX-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1 caps the Way of X storyline with a parable about forgiveness and letting go of hate to cure the rot living inside you. While the narration tries a little too hard to reach biblical proportions, the outcome is thought-provoking, the execution is fascinating, and the art is top-notch. This ending to the Way of X is as strong as the first issue, and the finale sets up a new X-team that's worth keeping an eye on.

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4.5
X-Terminators (2022) #1

Sep 21, 2022

Final Thoughts:X-Terminators #1 has bold art and kinetic action, but the plot makes no sense, and the heroes are written in the same voice as screechy, delinquent middle schoolers.

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3.5
X-Terminators (2022) #2

Oct 26, 2022

X-Terminators #2 is a loud, obnoxious, contrived, pointless mess. The characters' voices don't sound anything like they should, and worse, they all sound like each other. The plot is a series of random happenings, but at least the art's good.

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5
X-Terminators (2022) #3

Dec 1, 2022

X-Terminators #3 defies expectations. It's a comic that's nothing but noise, nonsense, and nattering in the middle of big action. There are no stakes, there's no dramatic tension, and the characters' voices all sound the same. Thankfully (or not), nobody seems to care, so if you want to spend the full cover price for a goof of a comic, this one may just be for you.

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4.5
X-Terminators (2022) #4

Jan 3, 2023

X-Bimbos #4 ends the main conflict with one more issue to go next month. The story is pure nonsense, the character work is awful, and the gorgeous art is wasted here.

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5.5
X-Terminators (2022) #5

Jan 26, 2023

X-Terminators #5 finally ends the X-Office experiment, and in honesty, it ends the arc better than it started. The character work, dialog, and premise are still wildly mishandled, but at least this issue isn't blatantly offensive, so that's something.

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