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9.5

Of all the Generations titles that have been released I think this one tries to have the most fun with the premise. Action is sacrificed a bit for humor and pacing, but in a good way. Something that many of the other titles could not pull off. There are fun cameo's and references to the time period I loved. The thing that struck me most is for once the next generation hero was in awe and excited t more

Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1

By: G. Willow Wilson, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• Ms. Marvel's falling out with her idol Carol Danvers, a.k.a. the Mighty Captain Marvel, just took a BIZARRE turn!
•  Kamala suddenly finds herself as an intern at Woman Magazine - Carol's former place of employment! Between cozying up to her boss, filing back issues, and her usual super-heroing, how will Kamala find time to figure out...

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Gold #12 Sep 22, 2017
4.5

In the first issue of Gold we are introduced to a demon looking member of the new Brotherhood of Mutants. Later placed in captivity, his story slowly unfolds. He is an alien. He was under Mesmero's control. Now we get the story of why he is on Earth. Just as has been done with numerous characters he was exiled because he was a mutant. He grew up a wild man that then re-entered civilization like an more

X-Men: Gold #12

By: Marc Guggenheim, Luke Ross
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• While on a mission to apprehend the latest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the X-Men discovered a villain amongst their number who was a complete mystery.
•  Little did they know, the alien Kologoth was on a mission of his own!
•  Now, they're on the verge of discovering Kologoth's true nature...but will it be t...

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RustonLF is now following supercoolyeah Sep 18, 2017

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RustonLF reviewed Champions #12 Sep 18, 2017
9.5

The thing that I loved about the trio who started the Champions before they started the team was the building friendship. Seeing them in the pages of the Avengers and solo books learn about each other and become close was a lot of fun. He gave the titles a New Mutants feel that helped the characters feel their age since the rest of the time they are saving the world. In a case like Nova and Ms Mar more

Champions #12

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Sep 6, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH!
•  The Champions team was born from a fracture inside the Avengers. Now the events of SECRET EMPIRE have divided the Champions - and which ones are still with the team may surprise you!
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed Ms. Marvel #22 Sep 15, 2017
9.5

One of the strongest arcs for Kamala comes to a close when Discord and Ms Marvel discover each others true identities and Lockdown is turned against by her supporters. There are so many story moments that made this a such a great entry. Seeing Kamala reach her limitations actually had me concerned. Seeing her saved by an old friend was an amazing and unexpected moment. The themes that have been bu more

Ms. Marvel #22

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla
Released: Sep 13, 2017

• Something sinister has turned every citizen of Jersey City against Ms. Marvel.
•  Worse still, Becky St. Jude a.k.a. Lockdown, has made it her personal mission to take end J.C.'s great defender.
•  With Becky's new sidekick's intimate knowledge of Ms. Marvel's moves, it's Kamala Khan's life that han...

RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Blue #11 Sep 15, 2017
7.5

Some of the most character I have seen out of the time displaced Angel in a while comes at us in this issue. There is some strong character development in Jean and Scott in terms of their relationship now. Bunn tries hard to build tension with the team being split throughout Madripoor. While I am not yet sold on the Hex Men yet, there is some interesting things building in the plot. The art does a more

X-Men: Blue #11

By: Cullen Bunn, Douglas Franchin
Released: Sep 13, 2017

NOW YOU SEE BEAST...
•  HENRY McCOY is known for a lot of things--his persona as the X-Men BEAST, his massive intellect...and now a penchant for MAGIC.
•  But where did Hank learn this new-found skill?
•  And will his teammates still want him around once the secret is out in the open?
Ra...

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Comic Covers - Sep 15, 2017

How do you feel about Bloodstorm? I thought her turn to good was too sudden if you ask me, and it's not like this team needs any more members.

4.5

Many people had commented on the fact that Laura seeing Logan again did not affect her much emotionally. That seems nothing in comparison to Carol meeting Mar-vell again. She seemed indifferent, not grateful to see him again. The banter between the two did not work naturally. It often felt forced or paced wrong. This is something that is a major flaw of the comic as a whole. The pacing of the stor more

Generations: Captain Marvel & Captain Mar-Vell #1

By: Margaret Stohl, Brent Schoonover
Released: Sep 13, 2017

Carol Danvers, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, finds herself face-to-face with someone she never thought she'd see again - Mar-Vell of the Kree, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL! But before she can get to the bottom of this impossible reunion, she gets embroiled in combat with someone who wants the Kree destroyed - talk about terrible timing!
Rated T+

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8.5

Everything is wrapped up in a good way in this last issue. There is a theme that shows that all the Sorcerer Supreme's are connected by similar experiences. An understanding of the price paid for carrying that burden. The issue does a great job of showing this, as well as showing that all the Supreme's share a similar worth by helping Yao in his quest to complete the trials that will lead to immor more

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #12

By: Robbie Thompson, Nathan Stockman
Released: Sep 13, 2017

• It's time for the Sorcerers to go home!
•  With their original mission finally complete, Doctor Strange must figure out a way to send everyone back to their original timelines.
•  Spoiler alert: Not everyone will make it home...
Rated T+

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5.0

The clashing art styles is way to distracting. The story seems like it was built not as a road map, but for some shock value. The team did not seem to be working together, more as individuals. This becomes a letdown for one of the thoughtful characters in the Marvel lineup.

Generations: Iron Man & Ironheart #1

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Marco Rudy
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Riri Williams is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Tony Stark...Sorcerer Supreme!
•  Join Ironheart as she discovers things about the Iron Man legacy that will change her forever.
•  IRON MAN writer and Riri co-creator Bendis teams up with the award-winning multimedia artist Marco Rudy to give you a beautiful, unique ...

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RustonLF reviewed Spider-Man #20 Sep 6, 2017
7.5

It has become a bit formulaic that Bendis shows us a glimpse of the present only to reverse to how we got there. Using that trope at this point is just frustrating. The fight scene with the street gang is very well done and made me forget all about it just as quickly. There is a reminder to Wolverine tales taking place in Asian countries that makes this an arc of interest for me. While not a memor more

Spider-Man #20

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nico Leon
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Miles Morales, you're under arrest!
•  If Miles' parents weren't already freaking out about their son, they are now!
Rated T

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Gold #11 Sep 6, 2017
3.0

There are moments I acknowledge the artist tried to do some parallels and make the art interesting, but overall I did not care for it. Facial expressions did not seem to fit the situation. The action was weak. Character designs seemed rushed. The story itself seemed like something that was forced together to make a deadline. If you did not care for Omega Red before this will do nothing to help you more

X-Men: Gold #11

By: Marc Guggenheim, Lan Medina
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Soviet scourge OMEGA RED has returned!
•  But what does his return have to do with the reappearance of a relative COLOSSUS and MAGIK thought long lost?
• Can the X-Men trust ANATOLY RASPUTIN to help put Omega Red back in the grave? Or does he have ulterior motives for calling upon the X-Men?
Rated T+

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RustonLF dropped Doctor Strange (2015) from their pull list Aug 31, 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 Captain America: Sam Wilson from their pull list Aug 31, 2017

Captain America: Sam Wilson

When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield. Now Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as Falcon, carries on the fight for liberty and justice as the all-new, all-different Captain America!
Rated T

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7.0

I enjoy Peter Parker, but never enough to really collect his series. This series ended up in my pull list by mistake I guess so I gave it a shot. While my feelings for Peter have not really changed I do enjoy Chip Zdarsky's writing. There is humor and old school fun to the story. The art team does a good job of displaying action. This is a Peter Parker title that has won me over for now.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert
Released: Aug 23, 2017

• Spider-Man and the Human Torch are following a trail of terrifying tech, and the trail takes them to... WILSON FISK?!
•  The former Kingpin of Crime is still quite a force to be reckoned with...but what is HIS connection to all this?
Rated T

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8.0

Of all the Generations titles, this has to be one of the most crazy settings for the legacy interactions. Both Hawkeye's find themselves on an island where villains are trying to find the greatest marksman on Earth. Brought together they have a belt that when hit transports them back to where they came from. Being villains of course they decide to kill instead and Hawkeye tries to stop the bloodba more

Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Stefano Raffaele
Released: Aug 30, 2017

TWO ARCHERS. ONE-SHOT.
•  Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a battle royal between the world's most skilled sharpshooters - including an inexplicably young Clint Barton, A.K.A. the OTHER Hawkeye.
•  The prize? Bragging rights for being named the best, of course - oh, and you get to stay alive!
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8.5

There is a little bit of a feeling that this story is being rushed, but for the most part comes across great. One of the things that I am thrown of by is the fact that the stakes for this adventure lie in a future that we are only vaguely familiar with. This leaves the impact a bit less than what I want. I do however love the various Sorcerer Supreme's. Introduced here is a future Stephan Strange more

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #11

By: Robbie Thompson, Nathan Stockman
Released: Aug 30, 2017

• The Sorcerers Supreme travel through the future and into Hell to save one of their own!
•  But who rules the Underworld of Tomorrow?
•  The answer is not who you'd expect!
Rated T+

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9.0

It is funny to see Jason Aaron have more fun in the X universe than any of the X writers right now. Here he uses Apocalypse during his ancient days in Egypt fighting Odinson (before Mjolnir) and Thor (Jane) along side the worshipping Viking raiders. The Odinson teaches Jane about the way the hammer can corrupt you into forgetting your connection to Humanity with the power of a god by his connectio more

Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Aug 23, 2017

HER HAMMER, HIS AX: A WORTHY APOCALYPSE.
•  When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt - facing a young Odinson!
•  A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not...

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Gold #10 Aug 31, 2017
5.5

Omega Red's introduction was a story arc that I loved, so I was excited to see him return. Drawn by Chris Bachalo, Andy Kubert, or Jim Lee he looked menacing. Even with his unusual look it worked. Here he did not have that same feel. It could be colors that made him pop a little much for a killer. I was also put off by the fact he did not constrict his victims. He instead impales them which seemed more

X-Men: Gold #10

By: Marc Guggenheim, Lan Medina
Released: Aug 23, 2017

• Colossus and Magik return to Russia to help a stranger with ties to their past...
•  ...only to discover him in the clutches of OMEGA RED!
•  But surely the newly resurrected cyborg serial killer means the X-Men no harm though, right?
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Blue #10 Aug 31, 2017
8.5

I have been enjoying the change that has this Beast focus on faith in magic instead of science. Beast was always a character with an obsession with being the one to find the answers using what he had available. He took being the one with answers personally and science failed him in trying to find a way home. A shift from one faith to another seems fitting since he was introduced to another option more

X-Men: Blue #10

By: Cullen Bunn, Giovanni Valletta
Released: Aug 30, 2017

NOW, WATCH AS I PULL A BEAST OUT OF MY HAT!
•  When BEAST's meddling with magic catches up to him, what nightmares will the X-MEN be forced to deal with?
•  There is a cost to hexes and spells, and HANK McCOY is about to pay it.
•  Will CYCLOPS, ICEMAN, ANGEL and MARVEL GIRL be able to save their teammate from himself?
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RustonLF reviewed The Mighty Thor #22 Aug 17, 2017
9.5

Ever since Aaron introduced the fact that Mjolnir has sentience he changed the way I have looked at the enchanted hammer. With that in mind it makes the hammer from the ultimate universe that Volstag now controls intriguing. There is an implication that the ultimate version of Mjolnir is filled with rage over a dead universe and that makes the direction of the title exciting. The ending also made more

The Mighty Thor #22

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Aug 16, 2017

EVERYTHING BURNS!
•  Thor and the Ultimate Thor go face-to-flame with the Queen of Cinders!
•  But even the fire of Muspelheim pales beside the fury of the Ultimate Thor... And with his thunder comes his vengeance.
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Blue #9 Aug 17, 2017
7.5

The art in this issue was not for me. There are a few good panels but for the most part the colors and characters seemed a little simplistic and rushed. There were some unnatural looking poses and faces. There is something there that could become great with practice. The story itself is far better, but still not a favorite of mine. Xorn is being controlled which seemed wrong, but we are led to bel more

X-Men: Blue #9

By: Cullen Bunn, Cory Smith
Released: Aug 16, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  JEAN and JIMMY continue their assault on EMMA's stronghold, trying to free their teammates...
•  ...Meanwhile, CYCLOPS must fight to free himself from a particularly hellish mindscape.
•  Can the X-MEN win against HYDRA when all hope is lost?
Rated T+

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8.5

Of the three Generations titles I read so far this had the most emotional weight to the story. There is still plenty of action like you would expect when two Wolverines are facing the Hand. The unfortunate part is that the story feels a little rushed in order to fit both action and drama. Much like Banner and Cho this is a pairing that existed before so we are just seeing it in a new way and it is more

Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Aug 16, 2017

THE TEAM-UP YOU'VE ALL BEEN ASKING FOR!
•  The death of WOLVERINE shook the Marvel Universe... And the ascension of the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE reimagined what a healing factor and some Adamantium claws can do!
•  But the amazing combination of LOGAN and LAURA is the duo you've been waiting for! Tom Taylor, the mind behind ALL-NEW WOLVER...

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Comic Booger reviewed Champions #11 Aug 2, 2017
6.0

Filled with blatant, shoved in politics. This comic is an example of everything wrong with comics. Get this SJW propaganda out of here.

Champions #11

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Aug 2, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Broken up and dispersed all across the U.S., the Champions still fight the good fight - but if they can't pull together soon, everything they stand for will turn to ash!
Rated T+

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RustonLF - Aug 11, 2017

When Captain America punched Hitler in the face on the cover of his first issue that was before America had entered the war. It was a piece of propaganda where two Jewish men where showing their frustration over what was happening over seas. If you are not a fan of people using comics to make social commentary you may not actually like comics. It has always been that way and will continue to be that way.

RustonLF reviewed Champions #11 Aug 11, 2017
8.5

As a stand alone story this is a powerful tale. We are given a look at the limitations and humanity behind heroes. For those unaware, this issue takes place after the events of Secret Empire and SE: Uprising where Ms Marvel and Nova and Cyclops have been replaced with Wasp, Ironheart, Patriot, and Falcon. Steve Rodgers has sent a fleet of Hydra ships to destroy Las Vegas for harboring revolutionar more

Champions #11

By: Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos
Released: Aug 2, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Broken up and dispersed all across the U.S., the Champions still fight the good fight - but if they can't pull together soon, everything they stand for will turn to ash!
Rated T+

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8.0

Bruce and Amadeus have interacted numerous times, so like Hawkeye and Nova this is a familiar interaction. It is still as welcome as ever. I enjoyed the art that they chose. There is also some nostalgia in seeing Hulk chased through the desert. The thing that makes me skeptical is that a confident and egotistical Hulk made Amadeus an different character worth following. Giving him the personality more

Generations: Banner Hulk & The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

By: Greg Pak, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• 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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8.5

I thought this was overall a good issue. There is some great tie-in to Jean's solo series. There is an interesting look to where the character is going in the future. There is some wonderful art. The thing it lacked is purpose. A lot of that could be because at the time of its release the story is out of context. We have yet to finish Secret Empire. Legacy has not been released and we are only two more

Generations: Phoenix & Jean Grey #1

By: Cullen Bunn, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.
•  But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?
Rated T+

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RustonLF added Generations to their pull list Aug 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 reviewed Ms. Marvel #21 Aug 9, 2017
9.0

The identity of Discord is finally reveled. This is an issue that is heavy on the action which is an interesting change of pace. There is still some heart to the issue though. The art is great and very fitting. I really enjoyed the depictions of action during the chase scenes and the Mosque battle. A great chapter in the series.

Ms. Marvel #21

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Keep your friends close and your enemies closer - a familiar adage for a veteran hero like Ms. Marvel.
•  But when Kamala discovers that one of her old friends has joined forces with her enemies, things get a LOT more complicated...
Rated T+

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RustonLF added All-New Guardians of the Galaxy to their pull list Aug 3, 2017

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy

A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!
Double ships every month!
The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they've ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the pea...

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