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Afre reviewed Moon Knight #2 Sep 20, 2021
9.5

Another banger from this series.

Moon Knight #2

By: Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio
Released: Aug 18, 2021

Moon Knight has established his territory, and the people within it are under the protection of his Midnight Mission. But what happens when those very people are turned into weapons against him? When gangs of elderly residents leave a trail of bizarre violence, Moon Knight must put his body, mind and very soul on the line to get to the bottom of it...

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Grimm911 reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #29 Aug 11, 2021
9.0

A good closing chapter for Miles' Clone Saga arc and yes that new suit has grown on me.

Also wouldn't mind if Christopher Allen stays on as secondary artist when rotating between him and Carmen Carnero.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #29

By: Saladin Ahmed, Christopher Allen
Released: Aug 11, 2021

• "The Clone Saga" is over, but it leaves Miles and the people he loves permanently changed.
•  You may think we're joking or blowing it out of proportion, but I promise you, we are not.
Rated T

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Toonstrack reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 1, 2021
10

THATS how you kick off a new story.

This was pure awesomeness and it shows how even the most die hard Tom Taylor haters can't rag on this too much.

Its just straight up an awesome epic scaled introduction to a new type of MU. If the writing quality stays like this, we could be seeing our next House of M or Age of Apocalypse type story in the making!

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
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daspidaboy reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
7.0

So this is probably going to be controversial, and I feel so bad for not liking this issue as much as other experienced reviewers like The Dark Knight Detective. I just want to say this is my opinion.

First, I like how this issue retcons Sins Past. I dont mind how complicated this is, like how Harry created a Gwen Clone or clones of Gwen's children. I dont mind that.

My probl more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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Ben Reilly - Sep 13, 2021

They really should've been consistent on that. 2099, Sins Rising, Last Remains, and Sinister War should've all been one large TPB.

Psycamorean - Sep 13, 2021

With 2099, I would've settled with the Nick Spencer issues being included in the ASM trade. That's the only reason I bought the companion.

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Merlyn reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
7.0

So this is a weird one. A lot happens here but I feel like this is a issue that only massive, massive Spider-Man fans, the kind of people who have read all issues, can totally grasp all the implications here. I like that he didn't pull back on Harry being Kindred, though.

My biggest issue is another one, though. Spencer's run has been very wordy and while some people complained about th more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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Ben Reilly - Sep 9, 2021

Forgot to comment on this but this is a very fair review. I remember how Roger Stern caught readers up to speed during his run on ASM.

Ben Reilly - Sep 9, 2021

(Also, obligatory plug-in to everyone that you should read Roger Stern's Spider-Man run.)

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
7.5

This gets an automatic pass for retconning past sins. I enjoy the heavy attention to continuity. Not enough writers write as though they've not even read a Wikipedia article on the character (I'm referring to you Loeb and Bendis). I like Spencer is trying to weave everything together. The problem, and why I just can't rate it any higher, was that even for someone like myself, who has read all of t more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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allenquanobi - Sep 9, 2021

Completely agree, people seem to just love this because it is a retcon that everyone wanted. The writing here is so bad, and the journey to get here has been so tiresome

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Ben Reilly reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
10

Nick Spencer is BASED for retconning Sins Past in one single issue. Maybe these 90+ issues were worth it after all. I'm gonna catch up on the rest of this storyline and stick around for the finale. Congrats Spencer you gave me a reason to come back.

We smoking that Sins Past pack today, boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WQNPw46cyA

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Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

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Ben Reilly - Sep 8, 2021

Even still, I'm glad this storyline was retconned to oblivion. It should've never happened in the first place or at the very least have been retconned in One More Day. This is a win in my book.

Jeff Plaza - Sep 8, 2021

Loved the review! I agree with all you said

9.5

Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 25, 2021

A Special Encore Return to the World of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY by the Original Creative Team!
SPIDER-MAN. He's a threat. He's a menace. And J. JONAH JAMESON will do whatever it takes to make the world see it! But in this companion piece to last year's hit miniseries SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, will the decades of his obsession bear fruit for Jonah....

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Afre dropped Web Of Venom from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Web Of Venom

SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF VENOM!
As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon - and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he'd found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes...and would become a wa...

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Afre dropped King In Black from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

King In Black

DARKNESS REIGNS!
After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull's death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn't come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth's heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of ...

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Afre dropped Batman: Urban Legends (2021) from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Batman: Urban Legends (2021)

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:
• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with...

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Afre dropped Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow

WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life - but what if he'd never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote! Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can't seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgo...

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Afre dropped Silk (2021) from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Silk (2021)

By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player i...

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Afre dropped Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn

The Joker is dead, Bruce Wayne is behind bars...and Gotham City is just starting to redefine itself without Batman.
As Harley Quinn struggles to adjust to her new life as the mother of Jack Napier's twins, an elusive mastermind called the Producer seizes the moment to assemble a crew of villains-starting with the Starlet, a serial killer wh...

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Afre dropped Tales From The Dark Multiverse from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Tales From The Dark Multiverse

Don't miss this twisted tale from the pages of the game-changing event "Batman: Knightfall"! Thirty years after Bruce Wayne was broken and failed to take back the mantle of the Bat, Jean-Paul Valley, now known as Saint Batman, has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams. In his new order, killing has become commonplace and criminals live in const...

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Afre dropped Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Symbiote Spider-Man: King In Black

Knull, the KING IN BLACK, has set his sights on Earth - but as avid Marvelites already know, his hand has been at work at the edge of the Marvel Universe for years! IN THIS SERIES, witness one of Knull's earliest attempts at birthing life from the darkness of non-creation! From superstar creators PETER DAVID and GREG LAND comes a titanic tie-in tal...

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Afre dropped Venom (2018) from their pull list Sep 8, 2021

Venom (2018)

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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Afre reviewed Daredevil #34 Sep 8, 2021
9.0

It's nice to read something good this week...

Daredevil #34

By: Chip Zdarsky, Stefano Landini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

"LOCKDOWN" CONTINUES AS BULLSEYE REIGNS OVER NYC!
•  The penultimate chapter of "Lockdown" brings twists, turns, bodies and unexpected allies.
•  You're not going to want to miss THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THIS EISNER-NOMINATED EPIC!

Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #73 Sep 8, 2021
6.5

I'm so confused right now. I am also very confused even thinking how Spencer will wrap up everything in the next issue. Because there is so much to wrap up now. Final confrontation with Kindred and there are currently so many players there, Strange's hijacks with Mephisto, some kind of ending to this, what happens to the 35 villains who are in the graveyard unconscious, what happens after this to more

Amazing Spider-Man #73

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Sep 8, 2021

• We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out.
Rated T+

Afre reviewed Batman #112 Sep 7, 2021
6.0

It's not like this is bad. But after Alpha being mostly setup, this issue being just recap and more setup really isn't a good thing for this series' pacing.

I've reread Tynion's Batman run and while I do like it more now when reading it back-to-back, this series really has poor pacing and plot progression.

But Jimenez's art is still wonderful.

Batman #112

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 8, 2021

A story over a year in the making and set into motion with Infinite Frontier #0, Fear State begins! Batman played into the hands of the Scarecrow, who has unleashed a coordinated attack on Gotham City through his manipulation of Simon Saint and Peacekeeper-01! But there are other forces at work with the emergence of an Anti-Oracle spreading fake ne...

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Psycamorean reviewed Sinister War #4 Sep 1, 2021
10

I'm becoming increasingly ashamed of liking this when I look back at all the backlash this issue is getting. But I can't help it. I just think it's a good comic. It's not the most plot heavy comic, and it's not the place for all the answers. That's Amazing Spider-Man. This is just a big fight. And it's well done. There's an amazing Bagley double page spread in here of Spider-Man fighting all these more

Sinister War #4

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 1, 2021

• Things just got worse for Spider-Man. IT Didn't seem possible, but it's true.
•   If you think you have seen Spider-Man take a beating, you haven't seen anything this brutal.
Rated T+

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Psycamorean - Sep 2, 2021

It is a conclusion to this story, but you are treating it as though it's the conclusion to all the plot threads brought up by those other arcs, when issue 74 is the issue that claims that.

Afre - Sep 3, 2021

Maybe I just want some kind of conclusion. It's so annoying to have this series be such a letdown for me. I've been huge fan of Spencer's run, and seeing stumble during the finish line so much is so annoying after reading this for 3 years. Especially when I know that he could do so much better. So yeah, even if our conversation can be strong, I don't mind you giving it a 10. Maybe I'm jealous that I can't enjoy it as much as you do. Even when I want to.

Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #72 Sep 2, 2021
8.5

I liked this a lot more than I did the main books. These tie-ins showcases the best of Spencer's writing and the main book showcases the worst.

Amazing Spider-Man #72

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Aug 25, 2021

• Over in Sinister War, Spider-Man is facing two Sinister Sixes.
•  But, then, what is he doing HERE?
•  Just want to say, trying not to spoil - you don't quite understand how intense and impossible this situation is for Peter Parker.
Rated T+

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daspidaboy reviewed Sinister War #4 Sep 1, 2021
2.0

So I just read this issue..... and wow. To say Marvel dropped the ball on this event is an understatement. A better analogy would be Marvel running, tripping, and faceplanted so hard that they broke their nose. This is Game of Thrones Season 8 of Spider-Man stories. This will be a non-spoiler review

Lets address the elephant in the room: The Art style. I agree with The Dark Knight Detec more

Sinister War #4

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 1, 2021

• Things just got worse for Spider-Man. IT Didn't seem possible, but it's true.
•   If you think you have seen Spider-Man take a beating, you haven't seen anything this brutal.
Rated T+

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Psycamorean - Sep 1, 2021

The only thing I really agree with is the Mephisto stuff, but I re-read the beginning of issue one, and although it was clearly written to make you think One More Day, it also makes sense as an intro and ending. The fight was the game of luck, and Peter's influence on these characters tilted the scale in Peter's favor of... surviving. He beat Mephisto by changing Boomerang and Doc Ock for the better as people, because without them, he'd be dead.

Psycamorean - Sep 1, 2021

I don't like how manipulative that was, but I do still think it works.

Afre rated Sinister War #3 Sep 1, 2021
6.0

Sinister War #3

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Aug 18, 2021

• You haven't read the end of SINISTER WAR #2 yet, but when you do, YOU WILL BE VERY MAD YOU HAD TO WAIT TWO WEEKS FOR THIS!
•  Things have never been worse for Spider-Man, and it'll be a MIRACLE if he makes it through this alive.
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Sinister War #4 Sep 1, 2021
4.0

So. That was it?

What a pointless storyline. I was very hyped for Sinister War but this 4 issues were just fighting. Fighting with 3 different artist working on it, which means it feels even more messy.

And the resolution? Well, we're back were we started. Things haven't moved at all since the first issue of this storyline. There wasn't any conclusion in here for storylines s more

Sinister War #4

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 1, 2021

• Things just got worse for Spider-Man. IT Didn't seem possible, but it's true.
•   If you think you have seen Spider-Man take a beating, you haven't seen anything this brutal.
Rated T+

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daspidaboy - Sep 1, 2021

This event feels like if avengers endgame failed. Whats even worse is that Nick spencer recycles the same plot for every issue instead of progressing the plot. Spider man meets up bad guy, the bad guy beats him up, spider man escapes. Rinse and repeat

Afre added Dark Ages (2021) to their pull list Sep 1, 2021

Dark Ages (2021)

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
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Afre reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 1, 2021
9.0

Very interesting premise. I liked it a lot. Neither Taylor or Coello disappointed with this one.

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
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7.5

Hell, I don't know. On one hand, we have the usual "all questions no answers" from Spencer, but on the other hand this looks REALLY important as a twist. The revelation about Norman Osborn's past is controversial (I won't spoil it), but what scares me the most is the fact that Kindred may not be Harry Osborn in the end. And given the fact that we saw a European house, cloning tubes and numerous re more

Amazing Spider-Man #72

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Aug 25, 2021

• Over in Sinister War, Spider-Man is facing two Sinister Sixes.
•  But, then, what is he doing HERE?
•  Just want to say, trying not to spoil - you don't quite understand how intense and impossible this situation is for Peter Parker.
Rated T+

Afre added Kang the Conqueror (2021) to their pull list Aug 18, 2021

Kang the Conqueror (2021)

THE ORIGIN OF KANG!
The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways and even, on rare occasions, a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror.
But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictate...

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Afre added Symbiote Spider-Man: Crossroads to their pull list Aug 17, 2021

Symbiote Spider-Man: Crossroads

PETER DAVID AND GREG LAND DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
After three sense-shattering series, Peter David, Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Frank D'Armata - the entire SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN crew - RETURN! This time, they're taking Spider-Man down the road less traveled to the supremely psychedelic CROSSROADS DIMENSION! In their most ambitious series yet, the ...

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