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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 added Infinity Wars (2018) to their pull list Jul 26, 2018

Infinity Wars (2018)

As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance as we learn the answer to the question on everyone's lips since "Infinity Wars Prime": ...

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RustonLF added Mr. and Mrs. X to their pull list Jul 26, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. X

LOVE & MARRIAGE PART 1! Straight from the pages of X-MEN GOLD...to the surprise of everyone, the Marvel Universe's hottest couple has finally tied the knot! In their extraordinary lives, they've faced nearly every challenge imaginable, but how will they fare against former flames making trouble? An entire galaxy in jeopardy? You want it? We ...

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RustonLF added Thor (2018) to their pull list Jul 16, 2018

Thor (2018)

JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of ...

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RustonLF added Domino (2018) to their pull list Jul 16, 2018

Domino (2018)

  BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE Part 1
Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel's #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino... but what happens when her own powers betray he...

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RustonLF added X-23 (2018) to their pull list Jul 16, 2018

X-23 (2018)

Cloned from a warrior, raised as a killer, Laura Kinney has gone through hell and come out the other side a hero. After a stint as the All-New Wolverine, she returns to her roots as X-23 to make sure no one ever has to go through the horrors she did. With her sister Gabby and their pet Jonathan in tow, X-23 forges her own destiny in this new series...

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RustonLF reviewed Invincible Iron Man #600 May 25, 2018
7.0

I found this to be a better goodbye from Bendis then his final issue of Spider-Man. It recaps a lot of the character through the A.I. based on Tony's personality. We see Tony react to Doom as a version of Iron Man as well as Riri. There are a few plot holes that are completed in a satisfying, but not spectacular way. The art has vast differences throughout that is not really separated by chapters more

Invincible Iron Man #600

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 23, 2018

BRIAN BENDIS ENDS HIS MARVEL TENURE WITH THIS VERY SPECIAL OVERSIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
Tony Stark is back, but in what form? At least five huge surprises await new and old fans alike. Industry legend Brian Michael Bendis drops his final Marvel Comic to end an era, and he's going out big! This super-sized anniversary extravaganza features artis...

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9.0

This is marketed as a direct tie-in to the Infinity Countdown story, but is more of a story that has reference to the event. Officer Chris Powell has been operating as Darkhawk while on patrol and decides he wants to travel into space to bring down the Fraternity of Raptors who have powered suits like Powells. He looks to old friend Richard Rider who is operating as Nova and was a teammate in the more

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1

By: Chris Sims, Lim
Released: May 23, 2018

On Earth, Chris Powell is a patrol officer with the NYPD, protecting and serving the people of New York...but out in space, he's Darkhawk, the galaxy's only line of defense against the return of the ancient army of the Fraternity of Raptors! Spinning out of the Infinity Countdown storyline, the 'hawk is back to fight for justice from the edge of Ma...

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RustonLF reviewed Incredible Hulk #717 May 24, 2018
8.5

A very satisfying conclusion comes at the end of a story arc that I did not expect myself liking. It leaves Cho in a very different place that will be cool to see in the pages of Champions.

Incredible Hulk #717

By: Greg Pak, Carlo Barberi
Released: May 23, 2018

THE MONSTER'S END!
The curse of the Hulk has turned into a horror, and now Amadeus enters his final showdown with the monster within. But what happens if the monster...turns out to be Amadeus himself? A hero faces his greatest demons with the lives of everyone he loves in the balance and massive repercussions for Amadeus and the Hulk!
Rated...

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RustonLF reviewed Black Panther #1 May 24, 2018
9.0

The story started here leaves you feeling disoriented and lost. Something that is not helped by the art. I enjoy Daniel Acuna's art but there is a lack of distinction to it that can be harder to interpret when you are unfamiliar with the characters and setting of the story. While this seems like it would be a bad thing it is actually what Coates was going for in this story. It works to reflect on more

Black Panther #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: May 23, 2018

A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T'Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed...
Across the vast Multiverse...

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RustonLF reviewed Moon Knight #195 May 24, 2018
9.5

Moon Knight takes on a new tone with a new story arc. Going a little less bleak and gritty this time in favor silly yet still horrifying atmosphere. It is a change up that was very grasping for me. The colors and lines still capture still captures the surreal nature of the book. There is a bit more exaggeration to the characters. Where the story leaves off also creates an interesting battle going more

Moon Knight #195

By: Max Bemis, Paul Davidson
Released: May 23, 2018

BEWARE THE COLLECTIVE!
•  MOON KNIGHT faces one of his most unusual foes yet, a multi-limbed amalgamation of bodies known as THE COLLECTIVE!
•  What monstrous science could have led to this unholy creature's creation? What, indeed, is being taught at universities these days?
•  We know schools have their cliques, but this is...

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8.5

This seems to be more of a set up for the path Thor will be taking over the next year with some exploration on the current state of Thor's world. It is split into two stories. One involving the Goddesses of Thunder finding a way to visit Jane Foster who is a hero of theirs. The second being about Malekith's efforts as an orchestrate of war. The first story gives the previously introduced Goddesses more

The Mighty Thor: At The Gates Of Valhalla #1

By: Jason Aaron, Ramon K. Perez
Released: May 16, 2018

THE LAST GOODBYE!
"The Death of the Mighty Thor" has come and gone. But Jane Foster's power to inspire lives on - even in the far future! Don't miss the tribute to Jason Aaron's epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel!
And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith's power grows...

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RustonLF reviewed Avengers #2 May 17, 2018
9.0

I love the battle between Hulk and Ghost Rider so much that I would say this issue is worth checking out. It was a battle I would never anticipated liking as much as I did. I was not as much on board for the narration in this issue. It is left as a mystery throughout the issue as to who is narrating until the end. For me it was more confusing than shocking given what we know from Doctor Strange an more

Avengers #2

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 16, 2018

• Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth...
•  Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies...
•  ...while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials.
•  And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hu...

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RustonLF reviewed All-New Wolverine #35 May 17, 2018
9.5

If you have not read the first two installments in this arc you should. Starting here would not give it justice. This ends the tale with some fun cameos. There is great action and character from some of the more prominent women in the Marvel universe. The art does a good job of displaying action and character expression. It also involves Doctor Doom as the last villain standing which brought a smi more

All-New Wolverine #35

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 16, 2018

• The world has been saved. Its people, never happier. The Wolverine should be retired, enjoying her time ruling Madripoor and living life with her sister.
•  But instead Laura is in the last bastion of cruelty: Latveria. She has one more mission: One person to save, one person to kill.
•  It all comes down to this.
Rated T...

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RustonLF reviewed Bloodshot: Salvation #9 May 17, 2018
8.5

There is a break in the story so we can learn the partial origin of the Bloodhound through a dream that the Bloodhound is having. It is a story that takes us all the way back to World War I which I thought was pretty cool. The art has a realism that made the violent story all the more gruesome and impact-full. There were times I had trouble determining what the artist was trying to get across. The more

Bloodshot: Salvation #9

By: Jeff Lemire, Renato Guedes
Released: May 16, 2018

The origin of Bloodhound!
In the wire-strewn trenches of World War I, witness the true story of a good boy gone bad, as Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Ray Fawkes (Batman: Eternal) joins New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) and astonishing artist Renato Guedes (X-O MANOWAR) for a special one-shot tale chronicling the ne...

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RustonLF reviewed Despicable Deadpool #300 May 10, 2018
9.0

This becomes Duggan's goodbye to a character he has been writing a while similar to Brian michael Bendis' recent issue of Miles Morales Spider-Man. The difference being Spider-Man comes to an end with no announced plans except his inclusion in Champions. Deadpool will be coming back with Skotti Young with another number one (maybe a secondary legacy numbering like Avengers). Oddly Duggan leaves th more

Despicable Deadpool #300

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Hawthorne
Released: May 9, 2018

Every bad decision, every betrayal, every fart joke - they've all come back to haunt Deadpool. He's gone from criminal to outcast to celebrity and back to criminal, and as Captain America leads the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe to take him down, Wade is forced to be his most despicable self ONE LAST TIME...
For over five years and more...

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RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Blue #27 May 10, 2018
8.5

The new team in action looks really good even in their matching outfits. Those outfits seem like something that would be more X-Factor then X-Men, but it is not unheard of among the X-Men so no big deal. Even having two Wolverine's is worked out by making one of them carry a sword. Daken becomes more of a nineties era X-Force fill in minus the pouches. They come in to fight for Magneto while the o more

X-Men: Blue #27

By: Cullen Bunn, Marcus To
Released: May 9, 2018

• With the Original Five X-Men lost in space, a new team of mutants has emerged to face the White Queen, Havok, Miss Sinister and Bastion!
•  But while the new X-Men are away, the Marauders will play, striking viciously at Magneto.
•  Magneto is forced to make a terrible decision, leading him ever clo...

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RustonLF reviewed Exiles #3 May 10, 2018
7.0

There was a weirdness and a playfulness in Excalibur as they visited the multiverse that I see reflected in this book. It is something that I really like. The hippie Namor that they visit was great. Peggy Carter as Captain America fighting in World War II that I assume is because England took control of the U.S. during the Revolutionary War. It is never stated but that is the theory I am running w more

Exiles #3

By: Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez
Released: May 9, 2018

CAPTAIN CARTER KILLS THE RED SKULL!
That's her mission, anyway! The fan-favorite Captain America - Peggy Carter of the Marvel Puzzle Quest game - faces off against an apocalyptically armed Red Skull! And the Exiles are just in time to join the fight - 'cuz they've been kicked off their mission! There's a new team of Watchers in town, and they'r...

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RustonLF reviewed Incredible Hulk #716 May 10, 2018
8.0

Most of this World War Hulk sequel seems to be in name only. It focused mainly on a struggle between Amadeus and Hulk as they battled for control. The secret of Hulk being in control is out and we finally get some conflict between a number of cameos and the Hulk persona. It gives a little more of the Hulk versus heroes feel you would expect. One of which being another epic fight between the Unwort more

Incredible Hulk #716

By: Greg Pak, Marco Lorenzana
Released: May 9, 2018

WORLD WAR HULK II CONTINUES!
Amadeus Cho has always thought of himself as the fun Hulk - the totally awesome Hulk. But now the Dark Hulk within him is calling the shots with brutal consequences for anyone who's ever wronged Amadeus or stood in his way. Get ready for Amadeus unleashed and cataclysmic smashing in the heart of New York as our hero...

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RustonLF reviewed Domino #2 May 10, 2018
8.5

Gail Simone brings a lot of heart to the Domino character. There is even a heart to heart chat between Neena and Wade that was lacking in Deadpool's self titled that recently saw him reflecting on his relationship with everyone. David Baldeon makes action look great. There is no confusion as to what is happening and Domino looks terrific doing it. It makes this a surprisingly catchy title. This is more

Domino #2

By: Gail Simone, David Baldeon
Released: May 9, 2018

UNLUCKY STARS
•  Marvel's #1 soldier of fortune's luck has finally gone south... turning her life as a mercenary upside down!
•  Plus: Who is Domino's evil counterpart?
•  Guest-starring AMADEUS CHO!
Parental Advisory

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RustonLF rated Incredible Hulk #715 May 3, 2018
8.0

Incredible Hulk #715

By: Greg Pak, Carlo Barberi
Released: Apr 18, 2018

  WORLD WAR HULK II CONTINUES!
•  Out of the trunk and off the chain, the dark aspects of Amadeus' personality run unchecked as the Hulk displays his awesome power before the Champions, Alpha Flight, the Black Panther and the world!
•  Can anything bring the Formerly Awesome Hulk to heel before disas...

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RustonLF reviewed Avengers #1 May 3, 2018
9.0

The issue gets a little meta when the veteran members start commenting on how there should be new blood on the team, but here they are back again because they are needed. The self realization in the dialog does make it easier to accept that the team is devolving in a way. They even point out how the characters themselves have changed like Thor still being unworthy and without Mjolnir. So remember more

Avengers #1

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 2, 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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RustonLF reviewed Spider-Man #240 May 3, 2018
7.5

Starting off I would say this is a good issue to end the Sinister Six arc. I loved seeing Miles realize that his friends and family are more important than being Spider-Man. The problem is when rating this book I would look at context. This is the final issue for Bendis who has been with this character for a long time. This is his farewell to the character. It is also the last issue of the series more

Spider-Man #240

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: May 2, 2018

THE END OF AN ERA FOR MILES MORALES!
Marvel Comics proudly presents the final issue of Bendis' epic (bio-electric) run! Over seven years and across two universes, Miles Morales has been an Ultimate, a Web-Warrior, an Avenger and a Champion. A New Yorker, a student, a son and a friend. And whenever the city needed him (and one time when all of r...

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RustonLF reviewed Infinity Countdown #3 May 3, 2018
7.5

Silver Surfer has been infected by Ultron and Adam Warlock is trying to stop the power cosmic from...? I am not that sure really. My guess is that with Silver Surfer as a lackey Hank Pym who is infected with Ultron will have an easier time infecting the universe. It is being implied that when all is said and done Hank Pym will be the main villain of the Infinity Wars that will be coming up. For me more

Infinity Countdown #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: May 2, 2018

As the Guardians' last mission together draws to a close, the war for the Infinity Stones has only just begun! Adam Warlock continues to search for the Soul Stone but encounters an unexpected foe...the SILVER SURFER?! Keep your eyes to the stars as Marvel's biggest cosmic story continues!
Rated T+

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RustonLF added Avengers (2018) to their pull list May 3, 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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RustonLF reviewed Doctor Strange #389 Apr 27, 2018
8.5

Loose ends are tied up and we get the trail to the story ahead. The issue does a good job of summing up what was presented in the pages of the fourth Damnation issue. It is a little bit of a shame because it creates a better ending to the story then where we left off. This moment of Strange still trying to make sure Clea is safe felt like it should have been part of that ending. I said before I th more

Doctor Strange #389

By: Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon
Released: Apr 25, 2018

DAMNATION TIE-IN!
•  Stephen Strange's first act back as Sorcerer Supreme backfired catastrophically! Maybe the Vishanti were right about him...
•  Will the world trust him to clean up his mess?
•  There's a new magical landscape after DAMNATION, and a long journey back to the Sanctum Sanctor...

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RustonLF reviewed Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 Apr 27, 2018
8.0

The series ends on a pretty strong note. There a few threads left hanging that can lead to some interesting stories down the road. The members of the Midnight Sons were not given a hold lot to do, but it is nice to see that these characters that are that are possibly without a home have plans for the future. There is some enjoyment from this story even if it may not feel as tightly written as the more

Doctor Strange: Damnation #4

By: Donny Cates, Rod Reis
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  • It's DAMNATION NATION! Mephisto's on a hot streak that won't stop! Every team that's faced him has fallen, while more of the country falls under his influence.
•  There's just one card left to play: Wong versus Mephisto...ALONE!
•  Who escapes alive, who escapes undead and who doesn't escape at all? DAMNATION is going out i...

RustonLF reviewed X-Men: Blue #26 Apr 26, 2018
8.0

There is a bit of cheesy dialog that drags this issue down for me. Even with that misstep I was very pleased with this issue. I had some low expectations since I was not excited by the new Blue team. After seeing how their powers were used and what roles the characters played I think they were used purposely which changed my mind. I also had very little interest in the Mothervine threat. It might more

X-Men: Blue #26

By: Cullen Bunn, R. B. Silva
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  Cry Havok Part 4
•  Project: Mothervine has been unleashed, and new mutants are emerging all over the world!
•  Even though these new mutants cannot control their powers, MISS SINISTER can!
•  A new team of X-MEN stand against the WHITE QUEEN, HAVOK, BASTION and MISS SINISTER!
Rated T+

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RustonLF reviewed Exiles #2 Apr 26, 2018
6.5

I really want to like this title but I am having a bit of trouble connecting with the characters. There are some interesting points to them. The usual optimistic and ambitious Kamala is a cynical and stubborn and even notes the change in herself. The character of Valkyrie is loud and boisterous resemble Hercules in a way. It is a departure from the version we recently saw in the Thor movie. It is more

Exiles #2

By: Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  SHE COMES FROM THE LAND OF THE ICE AND SNOW!
...and enchanted hammers! The Exiles land in Asgard just in time to aid Valkyrie in a fight against the fire demon Surtur! But the Lord of Ragnarok is the least of their problems. The Time-Eater is hot on the team's heels, and when he takes Asgard, no Valhalla awaits Valkyrie or her new friends. ...

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RustonLF reviewed Avengers #690 Apr 26, 2018
9.0

The conflict has ended and this issue plants the seeds for where the many heroes will go going forward. This is done while also looking back on the past of the Avengers. It gives you the idea that there are many cool things in store for the title (or titles). I have to give the story credit on celebrating the Avengers by using their history. The art looks really good and does a nice job. Again it more

Avengers #690

By: Mark Waid, Pepe Larraz
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  THE AVENGERS WEEKLY EPIC CONCLUDES!
"NO SURRENDER" REACHES ITS FINALE!
The battle is over, and those left standing in the rubble have to find a way to move forward. As an era of the Avengers comes to a close, what will rise to take its place?
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed All-New Wolverine #34 Apr 25, 2018
9.0

Tom Taylor delivered the goods with this story. Enjoyed it very much. Rosanas crafted some incredible clean art and just crushed it. Woodard applied the right tones of colors to make it pop yet feel subdued!
P.S. is it wrong that i enjoyed this more than the Hunt for Wolverine?

All-New Wolverine #34

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  OLD WOMAN LAURA Part 2
•  Though most of the world's problems have been solved in the future, that doesn't mean there are no opportunities to SNIKT every now and then...
•  ...and now that Laura's back in the suit, she's finding those opportunities aplenty.
•  Plus: GUEST STARS you'd never believe and exotic locales you ...

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RustonLF - Apr 26, 2018

I would say no it is not. I also enjoyed it more.

Kalaoui - Apr 26, 2018

OK, glad i'm not the only one.

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