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thecomiccookebook added X-Force (2019) to their pull list Nov 20, 2019

X-Force (2019)

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
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thecomiccookebook added X-Men (2019) to their pull list Nov 20, 2019

X-Men (2019)

DAWN OF X!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
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thecomiccookebook reviewed Marauders #2 Nov 20, 2019
9.0

This was a great follow up to the really exciting first issue. As a Kitty / Kate Pryde fan, I really like the new status quo for her and her merry band of pirates. We are still in setup phase with this issue but it continues to be a great setup. My only complaint would be that Lolli's art feels a little strained by the very quick schedule this book is under. Otherwise, I'm happy to have this X-boo more

Marauders #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The Hellfire Trading Company has control of Mutant trade on the seas... but that doesn't mean its Inner Circle is done stabbing one another in the back. As Captain Pryde and her Marauders sail on, the real cutthroats are back home...
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thecomiccookebook added Marauders to their pull list Nov 20, 2019

Marauders

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
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thecomiccookebook dropped Amazing Spider-Man (2018) from their pull list Nov 13, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man (2018)

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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Dthirds123 reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 13, 2019
6.5

Art made it difficult to follow in some spots, there's no reasion cable should be their. All the other dawn of x books stated why the needed to exist and tried to prove it this one dosent(feels like a second xforce )Also the reasion for her to take the name psylock is never given, no do we get anything relivent between her and betsy(. On the pluss side hill has been redpeoint to the criticism abou more

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
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thecomiccookebook reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 13, 2019
4.5

To be perfectly honest, I didn't really like this book. Much like Excalibur, it's a book primarily about a character I don't care about (Psylocke) while also not being an interesting story. Hill's writing lacks excitement and personality. Szymon Kudranski is comparable to Salvador Larroca which is an art style that I find to be distractingly too much in darkness and too close to the uncanny valley more

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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6.0

I don't know, I find myself finding it harder to be interested in Spencer's Spider-Man anymore. Besides Gleason's excellent art, I've found this series bogged down by event after event (Hunted going into Absolute Carnage and now this) that I don't care about. Maybe all I cared about after all is the Kindred storyline and MJ but that continuously keeps being put on the back burner. It might be time more

Amazing Spider-Man #33

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  Miguel O'Hara's mysterious return to the present threatens his life and his entire future. But why?
•  As for OUR time's Spider-Man, he's got his hands full with classic villains, family problems and international incidents that intertwine in terrifying ways!
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Linkush reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #33 Nov 6, 2019
6.5

I liked the ending, the art, and some moments through-out the issue, but the story is just not that interesting.

Amazing Spider-Man #33

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  Miguel O'Hara's mysterious return to the present threatens his life and his entire future. But why?
•  As for OUR time's Spider-Man, he's got his hands full with classic villains, family problems and international incidents that intertwine in terrifying ways!
Rated T

thecomiccookebook reviewed New Mutants #1 Nov 7, 2019
7.5

To be completely honest, I'm not a big New Mutants fan but I wanted to give this book a shot because of how solid Dawn of X has been. The best aspect of this issue is easily Rod Reis and his amazing art. Other than that, the story is not bad and the characters are charming but I guess not enough to convert me into being a fan. Not one I see myself continuing but I'm sure this book will make classi more

New Mutants #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
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thecomiccookebook reviewed X-Force #1 Nov 7, 2019
9.0

Another great issue 1 from the Dawn of X line. This was probably my most anticipated because of the lineup and premise and it does not disappoint. Joshua Cassara's art has been some of my favorite of the line so far with incredible attention to detail and style. Ben Percy is a welcome addition to Marvel and I'm happy to see him on a higher tier title. So far, this and Marauders are titles I'm most more

X-Force #1

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 6, 2019

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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9.0

Of course one of my favorite creative teams, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, deliver yet another gorgeously terrifying looking book. I love the more abstract nature of this book and the changes of style that Sorrentino pulls off between flashbacks, modern day and the Mr. Smiles storybook is nothing short of amazing. I love the format of this book and I'm looking forward to where this will go.

Joker: Killer Smile #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Oct 30, 2019

Everyone knows The Joker doesn't have the most promising history with psychotherapists. In fact, no one's even been able to diagnose him. But that doesn't matter to the confident, world-beating Dr. Ben Arnell; he's going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind. There's no way The Joker could ever get through the therapeutic walls Ben has buil...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed Excalibur #1 Oct 30, 2019
7.0

Not really my cup of tea and the first of the Dawn of X I'm not interested in going forward despite having two of favorite X-characters (Apocalypse and Rogue). It's more about the Braddock's, which I expected but it didn't make me interested in their story. The art is also fairly bland compared to the previous artists we've seen on this X-relaunch thus far. I won't be continuing this series but if more

Excalibur #1

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Oct 30, 2019

A NEW DAWN IS FORGED!
The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side - Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee...and Apocalypse.
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thecomiccookebook reviewed Powers of X #6 Oct 9, 2019
10

What a fantastic ending to both Powers of X and House of X. I'm overall impressed with how consistent RB Silva and Pepe Larraz have been on art, especially within this tight time frame. I love that Hickman answers only the questions that are necessary to wrap up this series while setting seeds for what will be important for Dawn of X going forward. Can't wait for more for what has been my two favo more

Powers of X #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THE INEVITABLE TRUTH.
The revelatory tale of Mutantkind's fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!
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thecomiccookebook reviewed Batman/Superman #1 Aug 28, 2019
7.5

It's great to see David Marquez on a DC book, he really shines at drawing both Batman and Superman. Joshua Williamson continues to be a consistent writer that I'm never blown away by and this issue is no exception. The mystery that is presented here could be compelling but I'm getting tired of is the Batman Who Laughs and other "Jokerized" characters which are a crux to this storlyline. Not really more

Batman/Superman #1

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Aug 28, 2019

Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Marvel Comics #1000 Aug 28, 2019
6.5

It's what I expected, nothing outright bad but not worth the price. There is some top notch art in here from both veterans and new talent I haven't seen before. Most writers, however, don't get the space needed to explore their piece. The structure of this book is neat and the the Al Ewing story throughout is interesting but not enough for me to read #1001.

Marvel Comics #1000

By: Various
Released: Aug 28, 2019

THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY!
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this c...

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3.0

After reading what I thought was a fairly decent first issue, I decided to give this one a try and I'm so disappointed that I did. Crazy Frank is back with this issue with some classic Islamophobia, disjointed narratives and an ugly portrayal of Superman. I hate the way he writes Clark as a sort of player, leaving Lana cut and dry while moving onto Lori who I bet he will do the same thing too. It more

Superman: Year One #2

By: Frank Miller, John Romita Jr
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Clark Kent's journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s remarkable reimagining of Superman's origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is...Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan...

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thecomiccookebook reviewed House of X #2 Aug 7, 2019
10

I am speechless. My excitement for Hickman on X-Men has doubled since the previous issues. It's a joy to see Pepe Larraz still on his A-game which is especially impressive considering the bi-weekly schedule for both him and Silva. I'm not going to spoil or say anything else, just read it!

House of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

thecomiccookebook reviewed Absolute Carnage #1 Aug 7, 2019
9.0

Wow, Ryan Stegman has some of the most detailed and beautifully terrifying art I've seen all year. It's insane every page of his 60 page monster is near perfect. The story is primarily recapping the Venom series thus far which is understandable. I'm loving the way Cates displays the Parker / Brock relationship and hope to see more of that in the later issues. My only gripe would be that I wish it more

Absolute Carnage #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Aug 7, 2019

After turning Venom's world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who's ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He's skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to m...

thecomiccookebook reviewed Powers of X #1 Jul 31, 2019
8.5

Not as immediately engaging as last week's House of X #1. This issue has a lot more information to assess and much of which won't be fully understood until the rest of the story unravels, which is why Hickman stories are so compelling and encourages multiple re-reads. R.B. Silva is very similar to Pepe Larraz in style with a little more more scratchiness. Again, the graphic design is the best and more

Powers of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jul 31, 2019

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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8.0

A little bit of a clunky ending but this was an overall great, horrifying series. Snyder falls victim to many of his tropes on the finale of this story by wrapping up fairly conveniently and a philosophical discussion on what Batman means to his city. It's not an outright bad thing but is becoming more apparent the more he writes Batman. On a more positive note, Jock has some of his most beautiful more

The Batman Who Laughs #7

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Jul 31, 2019

It's the final showdown between Batman and the Batman Who Laughs... but how do you defeat a foe who knows your every instinct and every move? Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good versus evil. You can't miss this finale to the epic miniseries that will tear up the very foundations of Gotham City!

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thecomiccookebook reviewed House of X #1 Jul 24, 2019
10

Hickman's back at Marvel and doesn't disappoint. The structure and interior design (which are found in his indie books like Black Monday Murders and East of West) work beautifully in this X-book. I get the sense that Hickman will be able to go nuts and truly make the X-line significant and worth reading again. I'm also pleased to see rising star Pepe Larraz on this high profile book and compliment more

House of X #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jul 24, 2019

FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel's m...

7.5

I was expecting some answers or a reveal of Kindred's identity which left me sort of disappointed by this issue compared to the previous issue. I know it's kind of my fault for going into this under false pretenses but when your book is a ridiculous $7.99 (or $10CAD for me), I hope to get something worth my money which I felt this didn't completely do. I also think that Spencer, while writing grea more

Amazing Spider-Man #25

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 10, 2019

Year two of Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley and Humberto Ramos' run on ASM begins here! In the giant-sized main story, Spider-Man and Mary Jane find themselves in an INCREDIBLY tough situation, thanks to Electro. Can Spidey save MJ? CAN MJ SAVE SPIDEY? What is Mysterio cooking, and what does it have to do with the bandaged villain who has been on the per...

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9.5

Now this is what I call a great crossover book which is to be expected from Jeff Lemire, of course. Michael Walsh is a somewhat underrated talent so I'm delighted to see his approach to both the Black Hammer and Justice League characters. The setup for this first issue has me eagerly anticipating what will happen next. Another win from both Lemire and Walsh.

Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Michael Walsh
Released: Jul 10, 2019

DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019!  

A strange man arrives simultaneously on Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis, and both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, and the rest of the ...

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9.5

I reread all of Aaron's Thor run this week in preparation and this feels super satisfying to read as a result. This brilliantly sets the stage for what will be coming in this event and how it will affect Thor's life. Also, every page by Russel Dauterman is stellar and worth the price alone. It's too early to call it now but if the rest of his run was any indication, I'm certain this will be an inc more

War of the Realms #1

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 3, 2019

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...

8.5

It's hard to review compilation issues like this but I was definitely overall pleased and didn't mind spending $13CAD on it. I knew nothing groundbreaking was going to happen but there were some great short stories that displayed why Batman has lasted for 80 years. My favorites were Kevin Smith, Geoff Johns and Paul Dini with least favorite being Dennis O'Neil, with the rest falling somewhere in b more

Detective Comics #1000

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Neal Adams
Released: Mar 27, 2019

After 80 years, it's here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Kni...

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Khamul - Mar 28, 2019

Wow....Kelley Jones was spectacular in this, and his 'Kings of Fear' miniseries was the best Batman art released last year, and the mini was a classic.

Darkseid24 - Mar 28, 2019

Kelley Jones art yes, but the story itself not really.

9.0

I really dug the beginning of Spencer's first (sort of) big Spidey event. I find the premise to be quite a cool idea that could lead to some great character moments for both Peter and Kraven. Ramos is, as always, a great choice for ASM. Looking forward to the rest of the story.

Amazing Spider-Man #17

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Mar 13, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 1
We've been teasing a huge Kraven story since ASM #1 - and "HUNTED" is here to deliver it! Sergei Kravinoff and his minions have been kidnapping animal-themed characters for months, but they need one more to complete the collection - the Spider. But what does Kraven even want with all of them?! Find out in "HUNTED"!
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Khamul - Mar 29, 2019

Ramos art hasn't aged well...

9.0

I really loved the ending of this issue but I totally understand why people would not. It's primarily a character piece on Batman rather than your standard mystery which I found to be refreshing. It did for me what Tom King has tried to do with his latest arc but with more respect for the characters. Easily my favorite Batman story of the year thus far and I'm really looking forward to #1000 and t more

Detective Comics #999

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 27, 2019

The truth behind the gauntlet Batman has been forced to run-a violent odyssey that endangered the lives of everyone who made him who he is-is revealed at last...and the mastermind working to unmake the Batman must be seen to be believed! Is there a goal here beyond destruction? Will Batman emerge stronger...or with a mortal wound at the exact momen...

7.5

Not as stellar as the previous issue for it mostly focused on team dynamics rather than advancing plot. That said, I really love the way Cates voices all these unique voices and relates his story to the continuity of the Guardians of the past five years or so. I will continue reading this even though this felt mostly like filler.

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Feb 20, 2019

• Thanos is dead... Long live the NEW Thanos!
•  But who will it be?!
•  Will the new Guardians of the Galaxy find that person in time before the universe comes crashing down?
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thecomiccookebook reviewed Venom #11 Feb 20, 2019
9.0

Some truly fantastic work from Cates yet again. There are a few retcons within this story that might upset some people but I thought it really added to the Venom mythos. An always consistent book from a consistent creative team.

Venom #11

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 20, 2019

• The sinister symbiote skulks the streets of San Francisco!
•  With the symbiote silenced and Eddie finding parts of his memory missing, will he be able to find the answers he's looking for in the Golden City?
•  Or will the return to his old stomping grounds reveal secrets better left buried?
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