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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #43 May 28, 2020
9.5

While a bit rushed, I liked it a lot. The ending was bitterwseet and changes the dynamic a bit.

Also, Boomerang's line: "LATER SUCKERS! (not you Spidey, you're cool)" just shows how much development he got during this series. And I love it.

Amazing Spider-Man #43

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: May 27, 2020

DO NOT MISS THIS ISSUE!
•  Peter Parker's life will change... possibly forever.
Rated T

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Afre reviewed Avengers of the Wastelands #4 May 20, 2020
7.0

It is okay. Art is nice and the writing is okay. As a standalone issue, this works just fine. As a penultimate issue? Not so much. There is much more potential here but it is what it is.

Avengers of the Wastelands #4

By: Ed Brisson, Jonas Scharf
Released: May 13, 2020

IN THE CLUTCHES OF THE GREEN GOBLIN! Welcome to Osborn City! THOR, ANT-MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA and HULK JR. have fallen into the clutches of NORMAN OSBORN, A.K.A. the GREEN GOBLIN. Let’s just say, the years have not been kind to the Goblin’s psyche… A knockdown drag-out fight between the AVENGERS and the likes of ENCHANTRESS, WILD CHILD, ABSORBI...

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Afre reviewed Spider-Man #3 Apr 13, 2020
4.0

This seems to be somewhat based on the cancelled ASM 3 movie.

It shows how good this is...

Spider-Man #3

By: J. J. Abrams, Sara Pichelli
Released: Dec 18, 2019

• J.J. Abrams' (Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias) comic debut continues, co-written by his son Henry with art by superstar Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
•  The most anticipated comic of 2019 takes a turn you won't believe.
•  If you think you know what's going to happen to Peter and Mary Jane next, you're wrong....

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9.0

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3

By: Dan Slott, Adam Kubert
Released: Aug 5, 2015

SECRET WARS SERIES
•  The most controversial Spider-Man story of the year continues!
• There are some lines Spider-Man won't cross. Right?
Rated T

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9.0

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2

By: Dan Slott, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 8, 2015

THE LAST SPIDER-MAN STORY
•  Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is safe from Secret Wars! In this new Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter have to scrape by to make ends meet, but they have each other...  
•  Face front, True Believers. This is the one you've been asking for...

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8.5

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1

By: Dan Slott, Adam Kubert
Released: Jun 3, 2015

THE LAST SPIDER-MAN STORY
• Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is safe from Secret Wars! In this new Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter have to scrape by to make ends meet, but they have each other...
• Face front, True Believers. This is the one you've been asking for.

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Afre reviewed Spider-Man: Life Story Collected Mar 26, 2020
10

It is amazing and spectacular and feels superior to other Spider-Man stories.

Spider-Man: Life Story Collected

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley

Spider-Man makes history! In 1962's AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter? To celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary, Chip Zdarsky and S...

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #42 Mar 25, 2020
10

Spencer reintroduces us to old characters and gives them great backstories. Combined with Ottley's great art, another stellar issue from them.

Amazing Spider-Man #42

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Mar 25, 2020

• Well, knowing what Boomerang is doing sure didn't help.
•  Spidey and Boomerang are in trouble in a VERY BIG WAY.
Rated T

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Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk #33 Mar 25, 2020
10

Sometimes when celebrating a landmark issue and finishing story, it falters, goes wrong or just isn't good.

But this?

This.

Holy moly, Hulkamoly, Al Hulkwing and Joe Fixinnet did it again.

Immortal Hulk #33

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 25, 2020

• Celebrating 750 ISSUES of the INCREDIBLE H%LKTM! Something is wrong. Something has compromised the simulacrum.
•  EXTRA-SIZE HULK-SM&SHING ACTIONTM! Banner is refusing to yield. Something is wrong.
•  PL#S! ENTER - THE THOUGHTFUL MAN! Something is wrong. Something is wrong. Something is wrong.
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Dark Knight Comic Fan - Mar 25, 2020

Damn I really gotta catch up on this series. I stopped at 25.

Afre rated Thor #4 Mar 12, 2020
9.5

Thor #4

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THOR'S GREATEST ENEMY - AND THE UNIVERSE'S ONLY SAVIOR - REVEALED!
The Black Winter is coming - the end of the entire vast universe - and only one entity can stop it. The only one who has survived it before, Galactus the World-Eater, has come to Midgard...in search of a herald for the end of everything.
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Venom #24 Mar 12, 2020
8.5

It is not the best one, but very good still.

Venom #24

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THE WAR WITHIN! VENOM ISLAND CONTINUES!
•  Cletus Kasady may be gone, but CARNAGE is another story - and its evil has infected Venom and the entire ISLAND OF BONES.
•  As every living thing on the island hunts him, Eddie Brock may have no choice but to burn it - and everything he holds dear - to the ground...

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Afre reviewed Avengers of the Wastelands #3 Mar 11, 2020
7.0

It is fine. Okay. Not great. Not bad. Just fine.

Avengers of the Wastelands #3

By: Ed Brisson, Jonas Scharf
Released: Mar 11, 2020

A FULL MOON RISES ON THE WASTELANDS!
•  The AVENGERS have assembled!
•  But so has BARON BLOOD and his legion of vampires!
•  The saga continues with more revelations and a SURPRISE reappearance of a hero of the Wastelands to guide the new team!
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #41 Mar 11, 2020
9.0

Boomerang and Spidey team-up. Nuff said.

Amazing Spider-Man #41

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• Spider-Man needs to know WHAT BOOMERANG IS UP TO and he (and you) will finally get their answers this issue!
•  What does it have to do with Mayor Kingpin?
•  And who are all those eyes looking at our hero and his lousy roommate?
Rated T

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Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk #32 Mar 11, 2020
10

Xemnu has just changed the planet. Changed the world and almost nobody seems to notice it. Robert Banner, the strangest man alive wants to destroy that planet. That world.

The only thing from stopping Banner is Hulk. But Hulk needs help. And that help will come from a world breaker.

I enjoy this series so much. Another 10 from me.

Immortal Hulk #32

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• The gentle giant XEMNUTM has come to EARTHTM to fight evil - as the INCREDIBLE HULKTM!
•  And YOUTM can join him -  as he battles ROBERT BANNERTM, the STRANGEST MAN OF ALL TIMETM!
•   (HULKTM is a trademark of ROXXON ENERGYTM. For a brighter tomorrow.)
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #16 Mar 6, 2020
9.0

Very enjoyable issue, as this whole run has been. Miles' story is fun and light-hearted, showing how well Ahmed handles him. And the Ultimatum storyline moves forward in a very interesting way, and I can't wait for more.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #16

By: Saladin Ahmed, Cory Smith
Released: Mar 4, 2020

MORALESES VS. MONSTERS!
•  Miles is taking on his biggest responsibility yet--babysitting his new little sister, Billie Morales!
•  But fussiness and feeding are the least of their problems--there's SOMETHING UNDERGROUND!
•  Meanwhile Miles' uncle Aaron made a deal with a different kind of beast--ULTIMATUM--and he's about to...

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8.5

recently hopped back into this series and it's still great. miles having a sister really distinguishes him and provides a different dynamic than the usual Spider-man hijinks that Peter seems to get entangled within. It's just good fun and feel good reading, what else can I ask of a spider-man comic

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #16

By: Saladin Ahmed, Cory Smith
Released: Mar 4, 2020

MORALESES VS. MONSTERS!
•  Miles is taking on his biggest responsibility yet--babysitting his new little sister, Billie Morales!
•  But fussiness and feeding are the least of their problems--there's SOMETHING UNDERGROUND!
•  Meanwhile Miles' uncle Aaron made a deal with a different kind of beast--ULTIMATUM--and he's about to...

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #40 Feb 26, 2020
9.0

Another excellent issue. Nothing wrong here.

Amazing Spider-Man #40

By: Nick Spencer, Iban Coello
Released: Feb 26, 2020

• J. Jonah Jameson's new gig has proven to be nothing but trouble for Spidey.
•  As you are well aware, JJJ doesn't take "no" for an answer, so even if Spidey is knee-deep in a world-saving situation, JJJ will always be there to "help" him.
•  But while Spidey is dealing with JJJ and Chance, something is brewing with Kindred and ...

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Afre rated Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
7.0

Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under thei...

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Afre rated Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Feb 19, 2020
8.5

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

By: Al Ewing, Juan Cabal
Released: Feb 19, 2020

• Peter Quill fights for his life against the King of the Gods! Rocket fights alone against the legions of Hephaeustus! Phylla-Vell makes a choice between love and duty - with death on the line!
•  And somewhere, a black hole bomb ticks down to zero...
•  The Guardians' first mission comes to a cataclysmic end!
Rated T+

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Afre added Guardians of the Galaxy (2020) to their pull list Feb 19, 2020

Guardians of the Galaxy (2020)

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars...

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Nihilist reviewed Batman #89 Feb 19, 2020
7.5

Okay, I gotta admit, this story arc finally captured my attention. After a tiny, tiny bit underwhelming beginning, finally side arcs begin to connect and create a bigger picture. The issue didn't answer any questions, in fact only introduced more, but i wasn't its point. The point was to connect few dots, without progressing the plot much further. Build the tension, make the mystery feel deeper an more

Batman #89

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Feb 19, 2020

Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under thei...

Afre added Thor (2020) to their pull list Feb 18, 2020

Thor (2020)

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm w...

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Afre reviewed Thor #3 Feb 16, 2020
10

Yikes.

Thor #3

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Feb 12, 2020

THE BATTLE OF TWO STORMS!
It's Mjolnir versus Stormbreaker as Thor's old ally Beta Ray Bill makes a thunderous entrance! But what has put the two friends at odds - and can the King of Asgard convince the Korbinite to let him continue his bloody mission to save all that is?
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk #31 Feb 12, 2020
9.5

Nice to see my childhood hero, Xemnu, back. I too remember watching him on the TV and reading comics about the adventures of the Incredible Hulk.

Immortal Hulk #31

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Feb 12, 2020

• There's a new monster in town. He's cuddly. He's lovable. He's down with the kids. And he's available for your corporate retreat.
•  Yes, there was another Hulk, once - the one who made all those nasty threats to end the world. But who needs him?
•  THE LIVING HULK is here. And he's going to save us...

Afre reviewed Venom #23 Feb 12, 2020
9.5

Another great issue. Damn Bagleys art is just so good. And combined with Cates' writing, the magic of Venom just continues.

Venom #23

By: Donny Cates, Mark Bagley
Released: Feb 12, 2020

VENOM ISLAND COMES ALIVE!
•  They say there's no rest for the wicked, and few creatures in the Marvel Universe are as wicked as CARNAGE.
•  Face front, readers -- the seeds of next year's VENOM event are already beginning to grow...
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #39 Feb 12, 2020
10

I loved it. I like what Spencer has done with Spideys and JJJ's relationship, how it evolves, without forgetting their history.

With great art and amazing writing, I cannot recomend it enough.

And that side-story... teases things to come.

Amazing Spider-Man #39

By: Nick Spencer, Iban Coello
Released: Feb 12, 2020

• There's a new game in town, and the ante is QUITE HIGH!
•  Welcome to The Palace, a super-villain casino run by the classic (and under-utilized) Spidey-villain CHANCE! It's got everything a villain could want, including betting on whether your arch-enemy is going to make it through his or her latest super-battle!
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Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1 Feb 6, 2020
9.0

It is a bit pointless yes. Doesn't add much to anything.

But it is still very good. Relationship between Bruce and Peter/Hulk and Peter is written very well. Art is also as good.

If you like Ewing's Hulk run, this won't disappoint, even if it is not very important.

Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1

By: Tom Taylor, Jorge Molina
Released: Feb 5, 2020

THE HULK FINDS A NEW HOST: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
When Bruce Banner wakes up in the middle of the night without the Hulk, he thinks he's finally free. But the Hulk is immortal - and the night's not over yet. If you thought he was dangerous in the body of mild-mannered Bruce Banner, wait till you see him now. Peter Parker is a man with the prop...

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Afre reviewed Thor #2 Jan 30, 2020
10

I just love this. It's so good.

Thor #2

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 29, 2020

THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING!
Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god - a king - from his bloody duty.
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Immortal Hulk #30 Jan 29, 2020
8.5

It's pretty good. These issues 26-30 have not been my favourite, but they do lay the grownwork pretty well. I just want someting more, inpatient reader as I am.

At first I thought Roxxon as the next antagonist would be a bit boring after #25, but I was wrong. These aren't masterpieces IMO, but still pretty good. And I still can't wait for #31. The Living Hulk is here.

Immortal Hulk #30

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jan 29, 2020

• The first Gamma Bomb unleashed a terrifying creature with impossible strength who waged war on all human authority.
•  The authorities gave the beast a name - a name the whole world knows. But it was someone else's name first...
•  ...and now the HULK THAT WAS has returned to take it back.
Rated...

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Afre reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Jan 24, 2020
8.5

Pretty interesting start that goes to path we haven't seen before with a sort-of-new team.

I like it.

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Al Ewing, Juan Cabal
Released: Jan 22, 2020

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars...

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