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Mac added Cable (2017) to their pull list Oct 18, 2017

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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Mac reviewed Cable #150 Oct 18, 2017
9.0

There hasn't been much good that I could say about X books lately, but Cable 150 has the promise of something great. The art immediately took me back to early X-Force, but Malin makes it his own and I dig it. Starting this arc with the externals draws on the X history in an exciting way. This is what I was hoping to get from a legacy book. This team is composed of characters who were all intro more

Cable #150

By: Ed Brisson, Jon Malin
Released: Oct 18, 2017

THE NEWER MUTANTS Part 1
The time-traveling mutant known as Cable has made it his one-man mission to preserve all of time itself.  But when a disturbance in the timestream sends Cable back to the recent past, he'll find a mutant killer he won't be able to handle alone. Cable's led teams of X-Men before and he'll have to turn to some o...

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READ RUMBLE reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Aug 17, 2017
4.0

This was an incoherent mess. 'Wagon comes from the root word Wayne...'' Are you f------ kidding me?!?! Man, Snyder just tries too hard, man. None of the characters sounded themselves, either. Cyborg saying he's scared? And another panel he's shaking?? The end with the surprise appearance of a certain character cemented how this book is all over the place. It just does not fit into Rebirth - more

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Ellrick - Aug 21, 2017

He was shaking from the energy on the island and proximity to the Nth Metal. The Wayne/Wagon thing was a bit of a stretch though.

READ RUMBLE - Aug 21, 2017

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.

Mac added Astonishing X-Men (2017) to their pull list Oct 4, 2017

Astonishing X-Men (2017)

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!
An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will a...

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Days: The Forge #1 Jun 19, 2017
7.0

Even having read Snyder/Capullo's Batman run, I'm still not really sure what is going on here. The last page reveal is titillating, but I just feel lost with the most of the rest of the comic. I certainly get the sense that something big is happening, I'm assuming this makes more sense if you are are a longtime DC reader? The artwork is okay, it varies, on some pages I don't like it much at all. I more

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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Mac rated Dark Days: The Forge #1 Oct 1, 2017
3.0

Dark Days: The Forge #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jun 14, 2017

DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes?
The great c...

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Days: The Casting #1 Jul 20, 2017
5.0

So I've read Snyder and Capullo's complete run and I've read the first part to Dark Days: The Forge... And I still don't know what the hell is going on half of the time and why I should care. I'm so sick of DC's over reliance on multiverse events and I haven't even read that many of them, how do they still excite long time DC readers? Moreover, why is this a one-shot? It continues from The Forge, more

Dark Days: The Casting #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jul 12, 2017

The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of ...

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Comic Booger - Jul 26, 2017

Basically pulls bits and pieces from the entire history which makes it so amazing.

Gizmo - Jul 27, 2017

Yeah, I'm not familiar with most of that besides the Joker stuff. I think this is for longtime DC readers and not so much new readers.

Mac rated Dark Days: The Casting #1 Oct 1, 2017
4.0

Dark Days: The Casting #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jul 12, 2017

The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of ...

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Mac reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #1 Oct 1, 2017
4.5

The word "crisis" appeared enough in the prelude books to worry me about any chance of understanding, much less liking, this series. The opening with Mongul came out of left field for me and made no sense within the story. That said, I've only read the Dark Days prelude, none of the core titles. The use of metal seems way over the top, like a forced meaning for a bad acronym. The dark un more

Dark Nights: Metal #1

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Aug 16, 2017

The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it co...

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Mac rated Seven to Eternity #5 May 7, 2017
7.5

Seven to Eternity #5

By: Rick Remender, Jerome Opena
Released: Apr 12, 2017

NEW STORY ARC!
Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity.

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Mac rated X-Men: Gold #2 May 7, 2017
5.0

X-Men: Gold #2

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 26, 2017

BACK TO BASICS!
•  An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City!
•  And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks...
•  Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?
RATED T+

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Mac rated X-Men: Gold #1 May 7, 2017
7.0

X-Men: Gold #1

By: Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf
Released: Apr 5, 2017

FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES!
Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when tha...

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Mac added X-Men: Gold (2017) to their pull list May 7, 2017

X-Men: Gold (2017)

FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES!
Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when tha...

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Mac rated Royals #2 May 7, 2017
4.5

Royals #2

By: Al Ewing, Jonboy Meyers
Released: Apr 19, 2017

• The Inhuman Royal Family heads out of the Solar System - and into the oncoming Chitauri Invasion of Earth!
•  As the most merciless creatures in known space try to tear the ship - and the crew - apart...
•  ...Black Bolt reveals a shocking secret that could end their mission before it even starts. <...

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Mac reviewed U.S.Avengers #5 May 7, 2017
7.0

I'm not particularly looking forward to Secret Empire, but I did enjoy the mental joust between Cap and Roberto. This has been a fun series and continues to be.

U.S.Avengers #5

By: Al Ewing, Paco Diaz
Released: Apr 19, 2017

• The time for goofy solicits is over. A.I.M. is getting serious - and Steve Rogers is here to make sure of it.
•  But where does this leave Roberto Da Costa?
•  Meanwhile, Sam Guthrie is a man of two worlds. Which will he choose?
Rated T+

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Mac added Royals to their pull list Apr 13, 2017

Royals

THE "RESURRXION" OF THE INHUMANS BEGINS!
A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies. Guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy, the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets - and the last hope - of their people.
Penned by fan-favo...

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Mac reviewed Royals #1 Apr 13, 2017
7.0

I'm not a fan of the "...5000 years in the future..." device, but this seems to be what is currently in fashion for story telling. 7 leave and 6 return. Now there will be something in every issue illuding to another character who just might be the one to die. Ewing has been all over the grand scale lately, but my favorite stories of his were in Loki. They had grand elements, but were personal. more

Royals #1

By: Al Ewing, Jonboy Meyers
Released: Apr 5, 2017

THE "RESURRXION" OF THE INHUMANS BEGINS!
A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies. Guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy, the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets - and the last hope - of their people.
Penned by fan-favo...

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Mac dropped He-Man / Thunder Cats from their pull list Mar 27, 2017

He-Man / Thunder Cats

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe team up with the ThunderCats-the epic crossover event you've waited thirty years to see! In his ever-living desire to destroy the mighty ThunderCats, Mumm-Ra quests for a weapon that can rival the legendary Sword of Omens: He-Man's Sword of Power! But his dimension-spanning scheme kick starts a cataclysmic cri...

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Mac dropped The Unworthy Thor from their pull list Mar 27, 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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Mac dropped Hulk (2016) from their pull list Mar 27, 2017

Hulk (2016)

JENNIFER WALTERS has survived the Civil War...barely...and having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she's lost is always there - an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen's tra...

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Mac reviewed The Unworthy Thor #5 Mar 27, 2017
1.0

I wonder if Marvel is now trying to make its readers hate the old guard after the initial backlash from dethroning them, why else would you remove a fantastic artist from the final book in an arc? There were so many questions following Secret Wars. I read issue after issue hoping for some glimmer of something worthwhile, only to be let down at every turn. The reveal here is weak and makes no se more

The Unworthy Thor #5

By: Jason Aaron, Pascal Alixe
Released: Mar 22, 2017

• The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.
•  Is redemption finally at hand?
•  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.
Rated T+

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Comic Covers - Mar 28, 2017

He'll still probably be back someday. Who knows, things may be getting better going forward.

Mac added The Unworthy Thor to their pull list Mar 27, 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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Mac reviewed He-Man / Thunder Cats #6 Mar 20, 2017
6.5

This ending felt rushed. There was ample opportunity to explore emotion and background in the dimension spanning sequences, but instead we are set upon this frantic race to a final conclusion that was mercifully short though jarringly abrupt. Overall, I enjoyed this series, but I wish it had ended with the same bang on which it started.

He-Man / Thunder Cats #6

By: Rob David, Freddie Williams II
Released: Mar 15, 2017

The epic series comes to the only conclusion possible: all-out war against Mumm-Ra and Skeletor! He-Man and Lion-O confront the diabolical duo in the heart of the magical, mystical Castle Grayskull, but the battle royal quickly expands across the multiverse itself!

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Mac reviewed Hulk #3 Feb 26, 2017
2.0

Three books in and we have the same regurgitated psychiatric profile that we started with. Even the introduction of Hellcat doesn't advance our understanding or empathy for our fallen heroine. The pacing in this series is ruining what started as an intriguing premise.

Hulk #3

By: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon
Released: Feb 22, 2017

• Jen's life is finally settling into a rhythm: She wakes up, goes to work, helps her new clients, goes home, watches a cooking video, and goes to sleep.
•  But when a murder rocks the life of one of her newest clients, how will Jen react? Is there more to the situation than just Jen Walters, lawyer, can handle?
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Mac reviewed Hulk #2 Feb 3, 2017
6.5

This issue didn't advance anything from the first. When I got to the last page I felt surprised that it had ended. I think the reader understands the current situation. I'd like to see how this develops, but I'm not willing to sit through a multitude of subtle rehash before getting there.

Hulk #2

By: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon
Released: Jan 25, 2017

HOW CAN YOU FIGHT THE MONSTER WHEN THE MONSTER IS YOURSELF?
•  As JEN continues to struggle with the HULK (and anger) within herself, her newest client struggles with her own dark secrets.
•  What happens when a terrified recluse is forced into the world against her will? When fear is pushed into the light?
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Mac rated Extraordinary X-Men #18 Feb 3, 2017
8.0

Extraordinary X-Men #18

By: Jeff Lemire, Victor Ibanez
Released: Jan 25, 2017

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN TIE-IN!
•  The X-MEN have waged war on the INHUMANS!
•  And the X-Men's resident genius, FORGE, has just been dispatched on a mission crucial to not just the X-Men's success, but their survival.
•  But will Forge's unrequited love for Storm drive him to start a war of his o...

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Mac reviewed Superman: Lois and Clark Vol. 1 Jan 31, 2017
9.0

I've read many Superman stories and there has always been something missing. The danger he faced never seemed like it was a real challenge, he was just holding back, not yet ready to employ the means necessary to neutralize the threat. This story makes the danger seem very real. His family is the target, his anonymity to help others, even his own weakening body. I love the intimacy of it. I on more

Superman: Lois and Clark Vol. 1

By: Dan Jurgens, Scott Hanna

The last sons and daughter of Krypton and Earth star in these stories from the 8-issue series. But can they keep this world from suffering the same fate as their own? Can this Superman stop the foes he fought on his own world before they are created on our world? Plus: What is Intergang, and why does Lois' discovery of it place everyone she loves i...

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Mac rated U.S.Avengers #2 Jan 23, 2017
7.0

U.S.Avengers #2

By: Al Ewing, Paco Medina
Released: Jan 18, 2017

• Welcome to the $kullocracy! The Golden Skull launches his takeover bid - and it's so crazy it just might work!
•  How do the U.S.Avengers respond to the looming threat? Tuxedos. Really well-fitted tuxedos.
•  Plus! Where were you on Zero Day - the day Captain America died?
Rated T+

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Mac reviewed He-Man / Thunder Cats #4 Jan 21, 2017
7.5

This series has been fun and surprising from the start. I wish there was a different resolution for Adam's fate from the previous issue, but it played out nicely in the grand brawl occupying the majority of the issue. I wonder what other tricks Lion-o will pull out of his sword.

He-Man / Thunder Cats #4

By: Rob David, Freddie Williams II
Released: Jan 18, 2017

It's the battle you've waited to see! With the Ancient Spirits of Evil ravaging Eternia, Lion-O rushes to aid the Masters of the Universe in defending their world. The only thing standing in his way is...He-Man?! The epic battle between the super-heroic 1980s icons breaks loose as the Sword of Power clashes with the Sword of Omens! This one you do ...

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Mac dropped Wonder Woman (2016) from their pull list Jan 21, 2017

Wonder Woman (2016)

"THE LIES" chapter one
Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!
THEY SAID IT: "Drawing Wonder Woman isn't just drawing a comic, it's drawing an icon-the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world," exclaims art...

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