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Talon1load reviewed Age of X-Man: Alpha #1 Feb 1, 2019
4.0

This is just bad. The art is terrible, the characters are poorly portrayed, and X-man continues to be written out of character. This is a sad attempt to cash in on the popularity of Age of Apocalypse but without the talent to do it.

Age of X-Man: Alpha #1

By: Zac Thompson, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The age of X-Man dawns...
and the X-Men cannot stop it.
Rated T+

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Mac reviewed Fantastic Four #5 Dec 26, 2018
1.0

Marvel counters declining sales with overpriced issues stuffed with filler. Just say no.

Fantastic Four #5

By: Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder
Released: Dec 26, 2018

SPECIAL 650th ISSUE SPECTACULAR!
The wedding that's been years in the making...Ben and Alicia say "I do!"
No bait. No switch. Not a dream. Not a hoax. And we swear, not a single Skrull around. This is really happening! From the book that brought you the first, best and longest running super hero marriage in comics, we give you...the wedding...

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MKW69 - Jan 1, 2019

I say no to your fucking Idiocy! Marvel has 40% of the market right now.

Mac reviewed Coda #2 Jun 14, 2018
8.5

This continues the strong imaginative start of the first issue. The characters have depth. The world is interesting and slightly twisted. It's a fun ride and I look forward to the next chapter.

Coda #2

By: Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara
Released: Jun 13, 2018

Someone from Hum's past may be his only hope when Hum is bound, blindfolded and sent into exile on the back of Nag.

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Mac reviewed Cable #157 May 21, 2018
8.0

This has been a good sci-fi adventure so far, but the Thing reference doesn't quite play out when there are 5 Cables in the room. I'm looking forward to seeing some X-Force action next.

Cable #157

By: Lonnie Nadler, German Peralta
Released: May 16, 2018

PAST FEARS Part 3
•  CABLE RETURNS TO THE HELLFIRE HUNT!
•  But will he be able to find sanctuary from a techno-organic villain from the far future?
•  And will it have anything to do with these other Cables from different timelines?
•  All this...plus, the return of Cable's half brother, X-MAN!
Rated T+

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Mac rated New Challengers #1 May 21, 2018
7.0

New Challengers #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: May 16, 2018

From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers ...

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Mac added Coda to their pull list May 6, 2018

Coda

Simon Spurrier ( The Spire, Godshaper ) and Matias Bergara ( Cannibal, Supergirl ) present a broken fantasy world that's perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.
In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because...

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Mac reviewed Coda #1 May 5, 2018
9.5

I gambled on this title after reading a couple pages in a preview and it paid off in a big way. Coda has that Don Bluth 80's rotoscope animation quality. Fantasy back then blended the magical with a hint of horror that kept you slightly on edge. This book took me right back to that place in a wonderful new way. I am vested in discovering more of the protagonist. The world is interesting and h more

Coda #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara
Released: May 2, 2018

Simon Spurrier ( The Spire, Godshaper ) and Matias Bergara ( Cannibal, Supergirl ) present a broken fantasy world that's perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.
In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because...

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Mac reviewed Avengers #676 Jan 18, 2018
6.5

It seems odd that that this mess of a setup is meant only to provide some spotlight on Falcon. I'm actually as surprised as he was that he is allowed to lead. If not for the fantastic art, I'm not sure I'd have any interest in this book.

Avengers #676

By: Mark Waid, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jan 17, 2018

NO SURRENDER Part 2
NOW ON SALE WEEKLY!
The Black Order. The Lethal Legion. Two teams of powerful villains bent on destroying each other have arrived on Earth, and they don't care who gets caught in the crossfire. But who's pulling their strings? And what is the secret of the lost Avenger?
Rated T+

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Mac rated Cable #151 Jan 18, 2018
7.0

Cable #151

By: Ed Brisson, Jon Malin
Released: Nov 22, 2017

THE NEWER MUTANTS Part 2
•  Someone is killing off members of an ancient group of mutants called the Externals...
•  But Cable's crew of New Mutants are jumping through time to find the killer once and for all.
•  And their investigation leads straight to the vampiric mistress Selene!
Rated T+

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Mac rated Cable #152 Jan 18, 2018
7.0

Cable #152

By: Ed Brisson, Jon Malin
Released: Dec 13, 2017

THE NEWER MUTANTS Part 3
•  The Externals are dying one by one, but Cable's assembled the strangest team of mutants from throughout time to put a stop to it...
•  Longshot! Shatterstar! X-23! Armor! Blink! Doop! What makes them so uniquely qualified to answer the call?
•  PLUS: THE RETURN OF GIDEON!
Rated T+

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Mac rated Cable #153 Jan 18, 2018
8.0

Cable #153

By: Ed Brisson, Jon Malin
Released: Jan 10, 2018

THE NEWER MUTANTS Part 4
•  EXTERNALS RISING!
•  In the hunt for the EXTERNALS killer, a blast from CABLE'S past is revealed!
•  Have Cable and the New Mutants walked straight into the killer's trap?
•  And what is BLINK's role in all of this? Whose side is she really on?
Rated T+

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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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SomeDummy - 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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