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the green death reviewed X-Force #1 Dec 26, 2018
8.0

Brisson writes this sort of thing really well and though his art won’t be for everyone, I love Burnett’s art. That said, I’m just not a huge fan of gory violence and indiscriminate killing in my mainstream superhero books so I’m not sure if this one is for me. I’ve preordered issue 2 so we’ll see if that turns me around. I still couldn’t rate it too low because I think it is of a hig more

X-Force #1

By: Ed Brisson, Dylan Burnett
Released: Dec 26, 2018

FROM THE ASHES OF EXTERMINATION!
Cable is dead...and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath. must hunt down the murderer of their former leader! The mutant militia are hot for blood...but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolut...

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the green death reviewed Uncanny X-Men #7 Dec 26, 2018
8.5

Great art and one of the better issues here imo. Yeah, there’s a time jump but it’ll all make sense halfway through and I loved seeing the Young XMen get the spotlight. They are characters that aren’t so established that there’s a real danger that one or all of them can end up hurt and I also always love the “should we kill” moral dilemma stories.

Uncanny X-Men #7

By: Ed Brisson, Pere Perez
Released: Dec 26, 2018

X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!
Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Rated T+

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the green death reviewed Extermination #5 Dec 19, 2018
9.0

Hell of a climax to a fun series. It was worth waiting a few weeks in order that the book look as good as it did. Really didn't see the ending coming and I felt it was a good last run for the time-displaced O5. I know this era got a lot of poop thrown at it, but I enjoyed the Blue and the non-Bendis All-New a great deal and was happy to see their story get proper closure.

Extermination #5

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Dec 19, 2018

• It all ends here!!!
•  The original five X-Men have taken the fight back to Ahab...but at what cost?
•  Who lives? Who dies? The X-Men will never be the same again.
Rated T+

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the green death reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #12 Dec 19, 2018
8.0

A fun little issue, but definitely a bit of a step down from the last few.

Amazing Spider-Man #12

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Dec 19, 2018

• Turns out Spider-Man isn't the only one getting attacked, as JJJ himself is in deep trouble. BUT WHO IS ATTACKING HIM?
•  And what more will we learn about the mysterious bandaged figure circling Spider-Man?!
Rated T

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the green death reviewed Uncanny X-Men #6 Dec 19, 2018
8.5

I thought the last few issues felt a little disjointed and that this was a return to form. Liked the art a lot too. Very classic 80s style Marvel looking.

Uncanny X-Men #6

By: Ed Brisson, Yildiray Cinar
Released: Dec 19, 2018

X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!
Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Rated T+

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the green death reviewed The Black Order #2 Dec 16, 2018
8.5

Never really cares about these characters, bought first issue on a whim but I’ve really been enjoying things. It gets a little convoluted at times but it’s never less than entertaining.

The Black Order #2

By: Derek Landy, Philip Tan
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Isn't it always the way? You go to assassinate an emperor and he turns the tables, and suddenly this Very Simple Mission gets a whole lot more complicated. It's a good thing the Black Order is made up of professional killers who are no strangers to cellblocks. Otherwise they might even start worrying...
Rated T+

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Deadlybeavis reviewed The Black Order #2 Dec 14, 2018
8.5

A crazy mixed bag of cosmic weirdness is always fun, even though it was a bit jumbled.

The Black Order #2

By: Derek Landy, Philip Tan
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Isn't it always the way? You go to assassinate an emperor and he turns the tables, and suddenly this Very Simple Mission gets a whole lot more complicated. It's a good thing the Black Order is made up of professional killers who are no strangers to cellblocks. Otherwise they might even start worrying...
Rated T+

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the green death added Shazam! (2018) to their pull list Dec 5, 2018

Shazam! (2018)

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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the green death reviewed Dec 5, 2018
8.5

I like Claremont a lot and am doing a read of his original legendary run so it was fun to see him take a look into the Summers family male lineage. I was quite impressed too with the first story, which fit some good meat on the bones of a character I don't know all that well (I wasn't reading too many Marvel books when Hope became a thing). Overall a very good issue that doesn't spoil Exterminatio more

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the green death reviewed Uncanny X-Men #4 Dec 5, 2018
8.0

Probably my least favorite issue so far of the new Uncanny as it felt the most disjointed to me (the multiple writers may have taken its toll on the flow). But still overall good fun.

Uncanny X-Men #4

By: Ed Brisson, Pere Perez
Released: Dec 5, 2018

X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!
Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Rated T+

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the green death reviewed Shazam! #1 Dec 5, 2018
9.5

Been looking for a comic to get me back "in" with the DC Universe and everything I've tried hasn't really hit the spot (I am just not a big Scott Snyder-style writing fan) but this was just what I wanted! Geoff Johns at his most playful! I've always liked his work, but this shows that he's continued honing his craft as there's just the right amount of humor/heartwarming moments/action/revisionism more

Shazam! #1

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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Kalaoui reviewed Avengers #10 Nov 14, 2018
10

Outstanding issue from Jason Aaron. His story just got immensely intriguing by all of the insane twists and reveals. That JLA nod was great especially with Agent. Marquez and McGuiness were perfect. Plus Irving, Kubert and Sorrentino delivered even more set up/future stories. This is the best $6 i spent in a long while.

Avengers #10

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Nov 14, 2018

THE EARTH'S MOST HATED HEROES?!
After 700 issues of saving the world, you'd think the Avengers would be due some celebration. But instead the whole world seems to be gunning for them, especially Namor's fearsome new Defenders of the Deep and the reimagined Russian Super-Soldiers of the Winter Guard. And that's not to mention the shocking surpri...

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #9 Nov 15, 2018
9.0

Great issue. Better than the last. Picked up those threads and ran with them. I like Spencer's stuff so far. He's handling those angles very well. Ramos and Bandini delivered the goods and fit well together.

Amazing Spider-Man #9

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Nov 14, 2018

• There's been a major theft the likes of which we've never seen and for once, The Black Cat didn't do it.
•  But Spider-Man might need the help of his once-foe-once-friend-once-crime-boss Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat!
Rated T

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the green death added The Black Order to their pull list Nov 15, 2018

The Black Order

FROM THE INFINITY WAR INTO THEIR OWN LIMITED SERIES!
They are the five dreadlords, the Cull Obsidian, Thanos' most feared warriors and disciples... Ruthless villains to a one, the Black Order has been dispatched by the Grandmaster to destabilize a burgeoning empire, and along the way they come to realize that as big and as bad as they are, the...

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the green death reviewed The Black Order #1 Nov 15, 2018
7.5

I liked the character writing for the Black Order’s leaderand this sort of violent gonzo sci-if tale is what Tan excels in drawing but overall it went by a little too fast Tim feel like anythiñ othe than an appetizer. I’ll probably stick around for the series though because there’s something I like about this sort of cosmically tale and it reads better than Infinity Wars and Avengers: No Su more

The Black Order #1

By: Derek Landy, Philip Tan
Released: Nov 14, 2018

FROM THE INFINITY WAR INTO THEIR OWN LIMITED SERIES!
They are the five dreadlords, the Cull Obsidian, Thanos' most feared warriors and disciples... Ruthless villains to a one, the Black Order has been dispatched by the Grandmaster to destabilize a burgeoning empire, and along the way they come to realize that as big and as bad as they are, the...

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the green death reviewed Avengers #10 Nov 14, 2018
10

This was a perfect modern superhero comic. Wonderful art, action, intrigue, great character writing, tons of set-up, decent payoff. If every book were this good I’d go broke from buying them all. Literally no complaints here. I want to reread it tomorrow, and the day after.

Avengers #10

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Nov 14, 2018

THE EARTH'S MOST HATED HEROES?!
After 700 issues of saving the world, you'd think the Avengers would be due some celebration. But instead the whole world seems to be gunning for them, especially Namor's fearsome new Defenders of the Deep and the reimagined Russian Super-Soldiers of the Winter Guard. And that's not to mention the shocking surpri...

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the green death reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #9 Nov 14, 2018
9.0

Top tier superhero title. The stories move in interesting and unexpected directions while keeping the characters true to themselves and the villain's plans are interesting. The art was really nice too, more like this please.

Amazing Spider-Man #9

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Nov 14, 2018

• There's been a major theft the likes of which we've never seen and for once, The Black Cat didn't do it.
•  But Spider-Man might need the help of his once-foe-once-friend-once-crime-boss Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat!
Rated T

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the green death reviewed Uncanny X-Men #1 Nov 14, 2018
9.0

Great start to the new Uncanny. Great art and story, my only complaint is that the backups aren’t quite as engaging as the main story, though the Bisohop story kicks ass.

Uncanny X-Men #1

By: Ed Brisson, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Nov 14, 2018

THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be...their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew...

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the green death dropped Cable (2017) from their pull list Nov 14, 2018

Cable (2017)

WALK SOFTLY...AND CARRY A BIG GUN!
CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission...with all of time in the balance!  When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it's a six-gun duel at ...

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the green death dropped Babyteeth from their pull list Nov 14, 2018

Babyteeth

NEW SERIES! Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it's going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes...

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the green death added Avengers (2018) to their pull list Nov 14, 2018

Avengers (2018)

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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the green death added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Nov 14, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man (2018)

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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the green death added Uncanny X-Men (2018) to their pull list Nov 14, 2018

Uncanny X-Men (2018)

THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be...their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew...

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7.5

A nice intro to a new storyline that seems to have appeal but I just don’t have the nostalgia for these characters needed for this to fully land. If you do hold BSG Classic near and dear you’re in for a treat, otherwise you, like me, probably won’t be along for the ride. Still appreciate the free digital zero issue as I’d never have tried it out otherwise,

Battlestar Galactica: Classic #0

By: John Jackson Miller, Daniel HDR
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Commander Adama and the remnants of humanity discover a second fugitive fleet, fleeing a different mortal enemy. Can the two armadas join forces, making common cause against the dreaded Cylons? And what would success mean for the quest for Earth? New York Times bestselling author and comics writer JOHN JACKSON MILLER (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) jo...

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8.5

Claremont knows Magneto inside and out and he writes a surprisingly modern script that made me happy inside and out. The art is a little lackluster but the backup strip is awesome so the half point lost for art is made back up there. I would buy the hell out of a Claremont Magneto mini.

X-Men: Black: Magneto #1

By: Chris Claremont, Dalibor Talajic
Released: Oct 3, 2018

MAGNETO IS BACK!
...and so is Chris Claremont! For years, Magneto has done everything he can to achieve his goals for mutant domination. But now Magneto has declared that enough is enough. So what revolutionary plan does Magneto have that will change the face of mutantkind? And will anyone be able to stop him? Will anyone want to? PLUS: Includ...

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the green death reviewed What If?: X-Men #1 Oct 3, 2018
8.0

Thought this was a great Cyberpunk Elseworlds reimagining of X-Men. There seemed to be more backstory than they could fit in a single issue so I wouldn’t be sad to see this spun into a miniseries. Also, both artists had radically different style, but they integrated wonderfully.

What If?: X-Men #1

By: Bryan Hill, Neil Edwards
Released: Oct 3, 2018

From the publisher that gave you OLD MAN LOGAN and HOUSE OF M... The X-Men as you never imagined! Welcome to the EXE/scape, a digital wonderland of business and pleasure accessible to anyone with the social (or monetary) capital for the bio-mods needed to log in... Or you can bypass all of that by being born carrying an .EXE/gene! But circumventing...

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the green death reviewed Extermination #3 Sep 26, 2018
8.5

Exciting, action-packed and still room for decent character work. Pretty great mini so far.

Extermination #3

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 26, 2018

• With Ahab hunting the time-traveling X-Men, it's all hands on deck, as every X-Men team is called to arms and protect the remaining young mutants.
•  But young Jean Grey and her bodyguards aren't going to lie still for Ahab to come to them...
Rated T+

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the green death reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
7.0

The amount of story in this issue amounted to the pre-credits scene in a TV show. What's there is fine and the art is great, but rarely has the phrase "written for the trade" felt more true.

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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ComickerPerson reviewed Heroes In Crisis #1 Sep 26, 2018
7.5

Good setup, but very decompressed.

Heroes In Crisis #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 26, 2018

There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wron...

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the green death reviewed Avengers #5 Jul 18, 2018
9.0

This is one hell of an Avengers comic! The characters all feel in character, the action is huge, the set-up for the last part is just cool as anything and Ghist Rider is the surprise break out character here! Aaron gets how to write this sort of big stuff and I really hope he keeps up the quality and stays on the book for ages.

Avengers #5

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jul 18, 2018

Behold the wildest, most awe-inspiring team of Avengers ever assembled! But will it be enough to defeat the combined powers of Loki and the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what is the startling secret of the Progenitor?
Rated T+

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