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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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There are a lot of things to like about this continuation of the Annihilation premise. Rosenberg uses this introductory issue to show just how much of a threat the villain of the series will be. There is a lot of action and the story moves along at a pace that helps build tension. The issue opens with the aftermath of a devastating attack. Rosenberg starts us out trying to catch up to what is goin more

Annihilation - Scourge: Alpha #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Juanan Ramirez
Released: Nov 20, 2019

Something is stirring in the Negative Zone...something that the Marvel Universe isn't ready for! Will Nova be able to assemble a team powerful enough to tackle this burgeoning threat, or is it already too late to stop its descent upon the galaxy? For the Cosmos's greatest heroes, ANNIHILATION is only...

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RustonLF reviewed X-Force #6 Apr 11, 2019

There are some very interesting elements in this book. The ties to continuity I enjoyed. Ties like Stryfe's belief that he is the true Nathan Summers which would come up in X-Cutioner's Song. Another good tie was Ahab and his hounds escaping after the Extermination series. The early version of Stryfe's mutant terrorist has some interesting characters and interactions as well. Zero is given more to more

X-Force #6

By: Ed Brisson, Damian Couceiro
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Kid Cable wasn't the only one who'd come back from the future...!
Parental Advisory

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RustonLF added War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery to their pull list Apr 11, 2019

War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery

The creators of the blockbuster podcast The Adventure Zone bring their talents to Marvel for a wild romp through THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
Earth is at war, besieged by an army of Frost Giants, Trolls and Fire Goblins - and the mighty Thor is nowhere to be found! But could it be that the key to turning the tide is...Thor's baby sister? Journey int...

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RustonLF added X-Force (2018) to their pull list Apr 11, 2019

X-Force (2018)

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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RustonLF added Magnificent Ms. Marvel to their pull list Apr 4, 2019

Magnificent Ms. Marvel

ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!
But it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Ju...

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RustonLF added Domino: Hotshots to their pull list Apr 4, 2019

Domino: Hotshots

•  Domino and her pals Outlaw and Diamondback are caught between warring nations! And it'll take a whole new crew of international women of mystery to sort it out!
•  Featuring the titanic talents of Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and D...

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RustonLF added Avengers: No Road Home to their pull list Apr 4, 2019

Avengers: No Road Home

The team that brought you AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER REUNITES for an all-new weekly AVENGERS adventure!
Night has fallen across the universe. Now seven Avengers - and one new addition - journey forth to bring back the light. But when the threat they face has destroyed even the gods...will anyone make it home?
Rated T+

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RustonLF added Marvel Team-Up (2019) to their pull list Apr 4, 2019

Marvel Team-Up (2019)

•  After a science demonstration at Empire State University goes awry, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man find themselves tangled up in the same chaotic adventure. Is it destiny? Or disaster?!
•  Eve L. Ewing (IRONHEART) and Joey Vazquez (SPIDER-GEDDON) team up for the first thrilling...

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RustonLF added War of the Realms to their pull list Apr 4, 2019

War of the Realms

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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RustonLF reviewed Marvel Team-Up #1 Apr 4, 2019

I am a really big Kamala fan. Ever since she came on the scene I loved her optimism and energy. I picked up this issue for that reason alone. I was not excited about the flip book concept. I was a bit unsure about seeing Kamala team up with Peter again. The team-up in Amazing Spider-Man was fun but the two are so similar that it was a little forgettable. I had low expectations for the book going i more

Marvel Team-Up #1

By: Eve Ewing, Joey Vazquez
Released: Apr 3, 2019

•  After a science demonstration at Empire State University goes awry, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man find themselves tangled up in the same chaotic adventure. Is it destiny? Or disaster?!
•  Eve L. Ewing (IRONHEART) and Joey Vazquez (SPIDER-GEDDON) team up for the first thrilling...

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RustonLF reviewed Major X #1 Apr 4, 2019

Rob Liefeld has said that the Major X storyline was one he came up with back in 1992 when he was working on the X-Force title. After I read this issue I felt that statement is obviously true. The art in this book felt as if Rob had dusted off some old pages and turned them in with some new dialog. To be fair many of the panels are lifted from Rob's own work in New Mutants volume one number 98. The more

Major X #1

By: Rob Liefeld
Released: Apr 3, 2019

•  A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs!
•  What is his mission and how can the man known as Cable hope to stop him?
•  Writer/artist Rob Liefeld introduces a new wrinkle in the saga of Marvel's Mightiest Mutants!

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RustonLF added Extermination (2018) to their pull list Oct 5, 2018

Extermination (2018)

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Write...

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RustonLF dropped Avengers (2016) from their pull list Sep 21, 2018

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 dropped All-New Guardians of the Galaxy from their pull list Sep 21, 2018

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy

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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RustonLF dropped Doctor Strange: Damnation from their pull list Sep 21, 2018

Doctor Strange: Damnation

The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It's going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Unive...

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RustonLF dropped All-New Wolverine from their pull list Sep 21, 2018

All-New Wolverine

X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that's all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN-the original WOLVERINE-she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in he...

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RustonLF dropped Despicable Deadpool from their pull list Sep 21, 2018

Despicable Deadpool

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 dropped Bloodshot: Salvation from their pull list Sep 21, 2018

Bloodshot: Salvation

A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES! From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never t...

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RustonLF dropped Exiles (2018) from their pull list Sep 21, 2018

Exiles (2018)

Fan-favorite X-Man Blink once joined a team destined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, her teleporting talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of the Multiverse, the Unseen - the man once kn...

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RustonLF reviewed Avengers #8 Sep 21, 2018

This issue acts as a connecting story before the next arc begins. The Avengers have just saved the world from a Celestial threat and are now deciding on who will stay to be in the roster. A new chairman of the team is named. A new headquarters (an ancient Celestial equipped with Wakandian technology) is established for the group. There is no true conflict or emergency in the issue, but the issue i more

Avengers #8

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Sep 19, 2018

In the aftermath of their world-shaking battle against the Dark Celestials, the new Avengers team is officially formed, complete with a startling new headquarters at the top of the world. Behold the wonders of Avengers Mountain. But someone who doesn't seem impressed is Namor, the ferocious lord of Atlantis, whose rage may...

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RustonLF reviewed West Coast Avengers #2 Sep 21, 2018

West Coast Avengers manages to capture what I was hoping for with the Great Lakes Avengers series. I wanted a team that is capable but struggles due to the relationships between the characters. Thompson manages to provide a heart to heart moment between Kate and Clint, A love-hate relationship between Quentin and Gwen, and an infiltration all in one issue. That doesn't even take into account Ameri more

West Coast Avengers #2

By: Kelly Thompson, Stefano Caselli
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• You thought giant land sharks were bad? How about former West Coast Avenger Tigra transformed into an extremely grouchy, extremely ENORMOUS Woman?!
•  But Tigra isn't the half of it. Who's the insanely handsome man behind the curtain pulling her strings?
•  Hawkeye, Hawkeye, America Chavez, Fuse, Gwenpool and Kid Omega are her...

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RustonLF added West Coast Avengers (2018) to their pull list Sep 21, 2018

West Coast Avengers (2018)

HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called "the big three" of...anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it's only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That's right, it's ...

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RustonLF reviewed Mr. and Mrs. X #3 Sep 21, 2018

I have been enjoying this title so much. Kelly Thompson has a love for the characters that make the relationships feel natural. In this issue Rogue, Gambit and Deadpool learn the truth about the package that they have been fighting over with universal bounty hunters. There is less action in this chapter compared to the previous issues, but the humor and exposition make up for it.
The art has more

Mr. and Mrs. X #3

By: Kelly Thompson, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Sep 19, 2018

ROGUE and GAMBIT'S romantic getaway is but a faint memory as they're forced to team up with DEADPOOL to protect a dangerous and extremely valuable "package" when half the galaxy comes to claim it. What secrets does the package hold that the Imperial Guard and Deathbird (with an entire Shi'ar rebellion in tow!) wi...

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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 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)

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)

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

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

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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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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