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Joined: Nov 11, 2015 About Me: I started reading comics back in 1986 when I was pretty young. My friends and I read titles from DC and Marvel and when the independent companies started I read Valiant, Image, Malibu and Continuity. Now I have limited myself to collecting Marvel and will read other companies digitally her more

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Blue #15 Nov 17, 2017
7.5

After a pretty good start I started to lose interest in this crossover. I did not have a lot of expectations for the closing chapters and I think that helped me. This final chapter is used to open up what the time displaced X-Men have been up to since leaving Kitty and the school to the other team. Those moments of Rachel and Kitty's reactions to the students being led by Magneto was satisfying. V more

X-Men: Blue #15

By: Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina
Released: Nov 15, 2017

MOJO WORLDWIDE CONCLUSION!
•  In MOJOWORLD, JEAN GREY and her X-Men teammates take the fight to MOJO!
•  But Mojo's there with a hometown advantage, so this fight is far from over.
•  Can the X-MEN prevail and stop the absolutely absurd Mojo-ification of midtown Manhattan?
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #147 Nov 16, 2017
9.0

The reuniting of Richard And Peter gave this a buddy cop feel that I thought was pretty great. It made me want to see Richard make his way into the Guardians films even more. Another fun and surprising relationship is Gamora and Scott Lang as teammates in the field. The interactions are delightful. The end reveal also had me saying out loud "What is going on with that?" as I am sure Duggan intende more

Guardians of the Galaxy #147

By: Gerry Duggan, Marcus To
Released: Nov 15, 2017

THE INFINITY QUEST Part 2
THE GUARDIANS' HUNT FOR THE INFINITY STONES BEGINS! Their first stop? Joining up with the Nova Corps, of course! Join the Guardians as they all take up golden helmets in the quest to keep the universe safe! Nuff said!
Rated T+

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Pants24 - Nov 17, 2017

I think he's got a plan for Groot, it's just taking a back seat to the current arc (perhaps a Marvel mandate to match the MCU?). He set the groundwork for a Groot arc and gave partial answers as to why Groot is still a baby.

RustonLF reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #146 Nov 16, 2017
9.5

The Guardians are taken from their usual team dynamics to become part of an all new Nova Corps for their first Legacy issue. It actually creates something of a great starting point to introduce the concepts and characters of the world even if it is a departure from the standard place of the team. They decide to work with the law instead of around it to help flush out spies among the ranks of the n more

Guardians of the Galaxy #146

By: Gerry Duggan, Marcus To
Released: Nov 1, 2017

THE INFINITY QUEST Part 1
THE GUARDIANS' HUNT FOR THE INFINITY STONES BEGINS! Their first stop? Joining up with the Nova Corps, of course! Join the Guardians as they all take up golden helmets in the quest to keep the universe safe! Nuff said! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed The Mighty Thor #701 Nov 16, 2017
9.0

I have been absolutely loving Aaron's run on Thor so it pains me that this one did not leave me more excited as I started the issue. The majority of the issue focuses on Volstagg as the War Thor fighting the Mangog as it makes its way to Asgard for judgment of the gods. The previous issue had left the impression that the War Thor had already been brought down so this was a bit of a surprise. After more

The Mighty Thor #701

By: Jason Aaron, James Harren
Released: Nov 15, 2017

DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 2
•  The Mangog comes to Asgard!
•  But is one Thor enough to take down the Ultimate Judgment?
•  Guest artist James Harren brings his talents to the Mighty Thor!
•  It all leads to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed Doctor Strange #381 Nov 16, 2017
8.0

The Sorcerer Supreme is no longer Stephen Strange, he has retired to become a doctor once again, just not a surgeon, and Loki is the new protector of the realm. We are placed into the story with the status quo already changed with what happened slowly being revealed. It makes things a bit interesting seeing a powerful being like Loki struggle to do the job and be loved after taking over. It also c more

Doctor Strange #381

By: Donny Cates, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Nov 15, 2017

LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME  Part 1
Evil is everywhere and the world needs the Sorcerer Supreme more than ever. But is the world ready for LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME?  He has the cloak, the spells - he's even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant (and possibly more?) - but is this the chance he needed to become a hero, or is the god of lies dangerously...

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RustonLF added Doctor Strange (2015) to their pull list Nov 16, 2017

Doctor Strange (2015)

Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He's the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Eve...

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RustonLF dropped Ms. Marvel (2014) from their pull list Nov 14, 2017

Ms. Marvel (2014)

The legend has returned!
Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City--until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she tak...

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RustonLF dropped Nova (2015) from their pull list Nov 14, 2017

Nova (2015)

TWO NOVAS?!?! Sam Alexander's missing father is finally back and the two are making adventure a family business. With their Nova helmets that enable them to fly and shoot energy beams, they're policing the Milky Way with their Nova Corps of two. But is everything what it seems? And if that weren't enough, Sam is also now an Avenger!
Rated T

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RustonLF dropped The Unworthy Thor from their pull list Nov 14, 2017

The Unworthy Thor

    Odinson's desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he's learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson's redemption - but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxio...

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RustonLF reviewed Despicable Deadpool #289 Nov 9, 2017
5.0

Deadpool becomes something of a supporting cast member in his own book as Cable and Stryfe try to continue their feud. That is too bad. While I appreciate the fact that Duggan is trying to create humor with as much insanity as he can create stacked on top of each other, there is nothing really clever or of substance here. It is the who has the bigger stick game escalating to a nuclear missile stri more

Despicable Deadpool #289

By: Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish
Released: Nov 8, 2017

DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE Part 3
•  Yeah - Deadpool's still on a mission to bump off his best buddy Cable...but that doesn't mean he doesn't have time to fight some DINOSAURS.
•  Because who wouldn't want to punch a dinosaur?
Parental Advisory

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RustonLF - Nov 10, 2017

I am curious, what is it you like about this new story arc? I am not judging you and don't want you to think you need to be defensive. I am just wondering if there is something I am just not connecting with.

Pants24 - Nov 10, 2017

Admittedly, I thought this issue was weaker than the past two issues. I do enjoy Deadpool going back to being a little bit darker and not caring about acting heroic(ish) anymore. He was acting that way to try to be better and show others that he wasn't terrible, and it was all just a manipulation. It cost him everything that he had. I also like how Duggan generally writes him as a competent character and not as some bull shit punchline who can be taken down by anyone.

RustonLF dropped Generations from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

Generations

• BRUCE BANNER. AMADEUS CHO. Both have carried the curse of the Hulk. Now they come face-to-face at last - but will they meet as friends or foes?
•  Fan-favorite Hulk scribe GREG PAK is joined by red-hot artist MATTEO BUFFAGNI (X-MEN BLUE) for a time-bending tale that will finally answer the question on everyone's minds: WHO IS THE STRON...

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RustonLF dropped Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme

An ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, and one Sorcerer Supreme may not be enough. Doctor Strange must unite past, present and future Sorcerers Supremes to stem the coming darkness - Merlin, the Ancient One, Wiccan, and more! But Strange should watch his back, not all of these Sorcerers have his best interests in mind...
Ra...

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RustonLF dropped Secret Wars from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

Secret Wars

• THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING!
•  THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE
UNIVERSE!
•  AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE!

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RustonLF dropped Astonishing Ant-Man from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

Astonishing Ant-Man

Scott Lang was a down-on-his-luck, divorced ex-con -- until he stole renowned scientist and super hero Hank Pym's size-altering technology in the hopes of saving his daughter's life. Through that act of doing wrong for the right reasons, Scott inadvertently learned how to be a hero himself. With Pym's blessing and his daughter Cassie at his side, h...

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RustonLF dropped All-New All-Different Avengers from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

All-New All-Different Avengers

The Avengers are dead--long live the Avengers! Earth's Mightiest Heroes--Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man--are living separate lives, not tied to any team--but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!

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RustonLF dropped Deadpool & The Mercs For Money (2016) from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

Deadpool & The Mercs For Money (2016)

Deadpool is one of the best mercenaries on the planet. He may even be a passable Avenger-jury's still out. But one thing's for sure-Deadpool is a terrible team leader. Think we're lying? Ask the Mercs for Money! Deadpool's taken on a new high-paying mission to take out radioactive super villains...and his Mercs aren't nearly as immune to radiation ...

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RustonLF dropped The Great Lakes Avengers from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

The Great Lakes Avengers

"All New, All Different?" No, thank you! New things are bad and different things are scary! Instead, why not join everybody's least favorite super-hero team, the Great Lakes Avengers in their brand new - but not too brand new - ongoing series, Same Old, Same Old, Great Lakes Avengers! When the team gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avenge...

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RustonLF dropped Slapstick from their pull list Nov 9, 2017

Slapstick

Steve Harmon was an average teenager who had an average job as your average clown, living in average New Jersey. But after being zapped by weird and mysterious extradimensional energy, Steve became Slapstick, a living, breathing cartoon! Now, after joining, and then quitting, Deadpool's Mercs for Money, Slapstick is striking it out on his own terms...

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RustonLF reviewed Moon Knight #188 Nov 9, 2017
9.5

In an attempt to expand the rogues gallery of Moon Knight we are introduced to a new foe. Much like Moon Knight draws on the power of Khonshu, this new enemy mysteriously draws on the power of Amon Ra. The origin and threat of this new villain is explored throughout the majority of the issue. This creates the main problem I had with this Legacy release, Moon Knight and his personalities never appe more

Moon Knight #188

By: Max Bemis, Jacen Burrows
Released: Nov 8, 2017

CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY  Part 1
A new day is dawning and with it comes an enemy unlike any that Marc Spector, Moon Knight, has ever faced.  Moon Knight has always been a protector from the shadows, but this new enemy is looking to extinguish that shadow with blinding light and fire.  Get ready for the introduction of Moon Knight's greate...

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RustonLF reviewed Spider-Man/Deadpool #23 Nov 9, 2017
8.5

Between this and the latest issue of Despicable Deadpool, I would pick this as the more interesting direction. Deadpool has been labeled a villain again after being the hit-man of an evil Steve Rodgers. Where Despicable Deadpool does not deal with the impact of Wade's fall, this series is diving in head first. There is also the interesting parallel in Peter losing Parker Industries recently. Since more

Spider-Man/Deadpool #23

By: Robbie Thompson, Chris Bachalo
Released: Nov 8, 2017

SPIDER-MAN VERSUS DEADPOOL  Part 1
When Spider-Man learns that Deadpool is selling SHIELD tech on the black market it's the last straw. Bromance? OVER. It's time to hunt Deadpool! The two biggest characters in comics are facing off and it's going to take them all over the Marvel Universe, no holds barred. As you can see from this cover, Deadp...

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RustonLF reviewed Ms. Marvel #24 Nov 9, 2017
8.0

The conclusion to the Red Dagger, Ms Marvel runaway train story ends in a good way. The first encounter of Kamala and Red Dagger starts with Kamala on a journey of self discovery. This encounter ends with Kamala on another journey of self discovery. The first involved Kamala trying to find out who she wanted to be. This encounter ends with her searching for who Ms Marvel is going to be. It felt a more

Ms. Marvel #24

By: G. Willow Wilson, Diego Olortegui
Released: Nov 8, 2017

WHEN MS. MARVEL MET RED DAGGER...
•  As a runaway train barrels through New Jersey, MS. MARVEL and RED DAGGER will need to learn how to work together if they want to prevent disaster!
•  But will their shared history prove to be a stumbling block for the two heroes?
•  Sparks will fly!
Rated T+

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RustonLF is now following CrazyforRAMU Nov 4, 2017

CrazyforRAMU

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RustonLF reviewed Avengers #673 Nov 2, 2017
9.0

I want to give this issue all the points just for an opening seen that replicates Planet of the Apes which was so much fun. After a couple issues of setup and seeing the characters having to deal with the tension between the teams this issue dives into the main plot of the crossover. We learn about what exactly the High Evolutionary is up too and what is behind the mysteries. Again I loved the sub more

Avengers #673

By: Mark Waid, Javier Pina
Released: Nov 1, 2017

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 3
THE ELECTRIFYING TEAM-UP BETWEEN THE AVENGERS AND THE CHAMPIONS CONTINUES!
The High Evolutionary has put into motion an event that will destroy not one but two Earths - and neither the Avengers nor the Champions has the power to stop it!
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed Spider-Man #234 Nov 2, 2017
8.5

Most of the Legacy issues tried to be a hidden number one starting the readers on a new path, this issue does little of that since most of the threads had already been laid. There is the start of the all new Sinister Six with a surprise reveal of the new villainous Iron Spider who bought their suit on the black market. The reveal does create what could be an interesting dynamic if done right. The more

Spider-Man #234

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Nov 1, 2017

SINISTER SIX REBORN  Part 1
Miles' world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing will compare to what the mysterious Iron-Spider and his brand new SINISTER SIX will do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, Electro and Bombshell (?!) join this mystery villain to make Miles' life a living hell.
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
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RustonLF added Avengers (2016) to their pull list Nov 2, 2017

Avengers (2016)

The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroe...

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Blue #14 Nov 2, 2017
6.0

Mojo is a character who gives you the freedom to be meta within a usually straight book. That freedom is tricky because going too far can be distracting and take you out of the story you are telling. That freedom has been abused in these last couple of issues in particular and makes so much reference to past stories of the X-Men that it is a reminder of how sub-par this crossover is. It is more fo more

X-Men: Blue #14

By: Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina
Released: Oct 25, 2017

MOJO WORLDWIDE! Part 4
Continuing from X-MEN GOLD #14, JEAN GREY and her team fight side by side with KITTY PRYDE and her team! But can MOJO be defeated when he's got the  power of history on his side? It's going to take one unlikely Mojoverse ally to help our heroes out!
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed Power Pack #63 Nov 2, 2017
5.5

I am a big fan of Louise Simonson so I read all the Power Pack stories. I had hoped that this issue would pick up where all the characters left off because I had been a fan of the Powers kids. It does give you a little bit with the revelation of where Alex Powers has been hiding. This is just a recap issue that tells the story of the Powers and some of their more memorable tales. It is told in a c more

Power Pack #63

By: Devin Grayson, Cresta
Released: Nov 1, 2017

WHERE IS POWER PACK?  Part 1 (OF 1)
In a twist of fate, four children gained incredible powers. And in a universe full of war-hungry aliens and terrorizing gangsters, they would need them. Thus Power Pack was born! But when an enemy from the past rears its head again, the youngest Power finds herself in a body-snatching nightmare! Big brother...

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RustonLF reviewed Despicable Deadpool #288 Nov 2, 2017
6.0

Much like the first Legacy issue, this issue is filled mostly with action. Deadpool goes on a killing spree with Cable's mechanical arm attached. If you just want to see Deadpool back to his murderous and destructive ways then you are in luck. There is very little character to Wade however so that is about all you get. He has been reduced to the one goal of getting to Cable and cuts his way throug more

Despicable Deadpool #288

By: Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish
Released: Oct 25, 2017

DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE Part 2
Deadpool's going back to his vile beginnings as a mercenary and wanted killer.  No more being a hero.  No more X-Men.  No more Avengers.  And if he wants to break bad again, what's more despicable than killing your best friend? Cable better get ready because his old friend Wade...

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RustonLF reviewed All-New Wolverine #26 Oct 26, 2017
8.5

Like I had said last issue, I was never much of a Daken fan so I was not totally on board with this arc. While the marketing materials make it seem that Daken was in need of Laura to save him, the truth is more that Laura is trying to find him and why he was taken in the first place. Making this a little easier to accept. This issue has the two actually come together after he escapes his captors i more

All-New Wolverine #26

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: Oct 25, 2017

ORPHANS OF X Part 2
The mysterious and deadly ORPHANS OF X continue to unfold their terrible plan for LAURA and those close to her...but how are they connected to WOLVERINE? And what do they know about LAURA and her past? Also featuring the charismatic and deadly son of Logan - DAKEN!
Rated T+

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RustonLF - Oct 26, 2017

Most of my knowledge of Wolverine came from Claremont where his abilities were finite. When they tried to take Logan back to that place people got upset as well. He had escalated to far though. It is hard to tell a story about an unstoppable killing machine doing anything other than killing everyone. Once you tell that story all you can do is keep telling that story but replace the bad guys who are killed until they too are unstoppable killing machines (Daken).

Mastermind - Oct 26, 2017

Look, Ambaryerno... when I'm saying that Daken lacks skills, I don't necessarily mean unstopable or unbeatable. I mean what I'm saying: he's better than that. Those people and those dogs were far too minor threat. If it was a bigger threat, then it would be fine. He went down far too easily, and keeps going down. If someone enjoys increased vulnerability, that's fine, There are other heroes/villains that can offer that, so why take away what other people like?

RustonLF reviewed Doctor Strange #26 Oct 26, 2017
8.5

There is a new team that will taking over Doctor Strange in the next Legacy issue so I am not sure how much weight this issue holds. It feels and could very well be a simple one time tale of Strange and his apprentice Zelma. I had that in mind as I read the issue. This is less a chapter in a story but a short story. This makes sense as it is about Strange actually teaching Zelma. They are on the s more

Doctor Strange #26

By: John Barber, Niko Henrichon
Released: Oct 18, 2017

Doctor Strange and Zelma make what may well be their last house-call!
•  An evil unlike any you've seen puts Strange in his toughest spot yet, stripping him of his magic, leaving him only with his crippled fists to defend himself.
Rated T+

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