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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #51 Oct 29, 2020
9.0

Much better than the last one and I have no gripes this time. Love all of the hints and I hope they do deliver. Gleason is just straight fire here. Delgado is perfect on colors.

Amazing Spider-Man #51

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 28, 2020

"LAST REMAINS" CONTINUES!
•  "LAST REMAINS" continues as Spider-Man seeks help from Doctor Strange. <SPOILER ALERT> it's not going to be enough.
•  Spider-Man does what many would find unthinkable to take the fight to Kindred.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #50.LR Oct 29, 2020
8.0

It's good but doesn't appear to be necessary. Vicentini is pretty good!

Amazing Spider-Man #50.LR

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Oct 21, 2020

• "LAST REMAINS" is so huge it cannot be contained within the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
•  Kindred's assault is so epic, it's going to sweep the other Spider-Heroes of the Marvel Universe up in its wake.
•  All this and the bombshell dropped at the end of ASM #49 rolls toward one of Marvel fandom's...

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Kalaoui reviewed X Of Swords: Stasis #1 Oct 29, 2020
9.0

These are the stories I needed more of but just got 2 panels about them and even though they were great I wish I got more from Hickman and Howard about this world. Nevertheless it was a great issue, not as great as the previous installment but with Pepe Larraz everything looks fantastic. Seriously this art belongs in a museum!

X Of Swords: Stasis #1

By: Tini Howard, Pepe Larraz
Released: Oct 28, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 11
A ritual. A parliament. A game begins.
Rated T+

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Grifter reviewed X Of Swords: Stasis #1 Oct 28, 2020
10

Fleshes out Arakko swordbearers a little and provides the necessary exposition
Giving this 1.6 is ridiculous

X Of Swords: Stasis #1

By: Tini Howard, Pepe Larraz
Released: Oct 28, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 11
A ritual. A parliament. A game begins.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Immortal Hulk #39 Oct 29, 2020
9.0

That last page was just messed up. This book is outstanding. Bennett/Jose/Mounts are a killer art team. 11 issues to go and how do you top that? But I need answers.

Immortal Hulk #39

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 28, 2020

• Some time ago, an outside force entered Bruce Banner's system.
•  The Devil says it's the Green Scar. The Green Scar says it's the Devil. Maybe they're both right...or both wrong...
•   ...but only one of them can be the IMMORTAL
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Iron Man #2 Oct 27, 2020
9.0

Great work! I like the setup by Cantwell and Cafu doing the art is a treat!

Iron Man #2

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Oct 21, 2020

TONY HAS COMPANY... AND HIS NAME IS KORVAC!
Tony Stark continues to roughly dismantle the fancy, shiny and sophisticated ways of his past... but the world doesn't seem quite convinced that he's changed his rich guy tune. As Iron Man, he takes the fight to the streets, looking to sacrifice himself on the altar of super heroism again and again-fi...

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Kalaoui reviewed Daredevil #23 Oct 27, 2020
9.0

Great work! Very nourishing issue. All gears are moving now and I like it a lot! Zdarsky somehow is really good at this. Chechetto's work is outstanding and he seems to have changed his art a bit too. The edges are tight and hazy at the same time, it's amazing. The body language and the angles are wonderful. Menyz's colors were very complementary to the mood changes.

Daredevil #23

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 21, 2020

EISNER-NOMINATED FOR BEST CONTINUING SERIES, COVER ARTIST, WRITER & LETTERER!
•  Matt Murdock, A.K.A. DAREDEVIL, has been putting his life back together after the monumental first year of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto's run - but the criminals of Hell's Kitchen aren't inclined to give him any more time to heal.
•&nbs...

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Kalaoui rated Guardians of the Galaxy #7 Oct 26, 2020
8.0

Guardians of the Galaxy #7

By: Al Ewing, Marcio Takara
Released: Oct 21, 2020

The new age of space is here!
•  In the wake of EMPYRE, the political map of the galaxy has been redrawn - which means it's time for a nice, peaceful diplomatic conference.
•  As the new ambassador for the Utopian Kree, MARVEL BOY made a solemn promise to be on his best behavior...
•  ...so h...

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Kalaoui reviewed Spider-Woman #5 Oct 26, 2020
7.5

The Dennis Hopeless Spider-Woman run was amazing and coming from that to this just isn't doing it for me. It's way too convoluted for its own good. We're going way out out of our way to make it harder than it is. Why?? Carla Pacheco wants to torture Jessica and then redeem her later but it's just done in a weird way. This is not a bad comic book, it just isn't a great one. Pere Perez is great in h more

Spider-Woman #5

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Oct 21, 2020

• With not just her life but her family's on the line, Spider-Woman takes desperate action!
•  As her own body turns against her and with her enemies so close to home, can Jess hold herself together in time to save everyone?!
•  An unmissable blockbuster 100th issue with all the stops pulled and no p...

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Men #13 Oct 23, 2020
8.0

This issue worked for me even if it was another "let's catch you up fine sir, shall we?" and I see why it made X-men readers from the 90s mad but I wasn't an X-men follower back then so I don't see a problem because Hickman makes Apocalypse's back story fit into X of Swords very well for me and I'm on board. Asrar has some nice pages here which helps the narrative quiet well but some panels were r more

X-Men #13

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Oct 21, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 10
Lessons. Longing. What has begun cannot be undone.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Fantastic Four #25 Oct 23, 2020
9.0

FF is fantastic! Slott was made to write this. You have to bring the family and make it the backbone upon which everything revolves. RB Silva sure brought his A game here and mix it with Aburtov's vibrant colors and it looks very much alive.

Fantastic Four #25

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 21, 2020

"There Shall Come a Reckoning"
A NEW ERA FOR THE FANTASTIC FOUR!
Do NOT miss it! This issue has it all: New Artist! New villains! New uniforms! And a new, major, permanent status quo change for Marvel's First Family!
Who is the HELMSMAN? Is he here to save our reality or destroy it? Why is VICTORIOUS in New York-and what will that mean ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Fantastic Four #25 Oct 21, 2020
9.5

This was really good! I don't know if it was just Silva's art that elevated much of the issue, but this was a perfect Fantastic Four issue in my opinion. It has the themes of family, sci-fi adventure, and team ups that make up everything I could want in an FF issue. And it was all contained in one issue! I really love that, since it doesn't drag out storylines over multiple issues, which makes more

Fantastic Four #25

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Oct 21, 2020

"There Shall Come a Reckoning"
A NEW ERA FOR THE FANTASTIC FOUR!
Do NOT miss it! This issue has it all: New Artist! New villains! New uniforms! And a new, major, permanent status quo change for Marvel's First Family!
Who is the HELMSMAN? Is he here to save our reality or destroy it? Why is VICTORIOUS in New York-and what will that mean ...

Kalaoui reviewed Yasmeen #3 Oct 20, 2020
9.0

This story continues to be emotionally tough to read but moves the story forward in a free fall for all elements involved. Everyone around Yasmeen is struggling in different ways but none have the heavy burden that she is carrying. I cannot stress how much troubling this subject is and Ahmed is addressing in a manner that makes it feel very real and makes you want to seek similar people and find o more

Yasmeen #3

By: Saif A. Ahmed, Fabiana Mascolo
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Yasmeen finds a ray of light in her friendship with the three Yazidi girls that are captured with her. But that little happiness gets shattered when Abu Assem decides to sell one of the girls. Now that it's a matter of time for them to be sold one by one, Yasmeen and her friends decide it's time to escape. While two years later in America, Yasmeen'...

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Kalaoui reviewed Yasmeen #2 Oct 20, 2020
9.5

This a heartbreaking issue and it's hard to get through but Ahmed handles it right. He approaches it in a manner that makes it land right and mean something. The juxtaposed scenes from present America and past Mosul are poignant and make you think a lot. I had to stop a couple of times while reading this. The only problem with this comic are some panels that are hard to decipher. Fabiana Mascolo i more

Yasmeen #2

By: Saif A. Ahmed, Fabiana Mascolo
Released: Aug 19, 2020

During the ISIS invasion of Mosul, Yasmeen and her uncle are stopped by one of Iraq's infamous fake checkpoints, where Yasmeen's uncle was murdered. Now Yasmeen finds herself at the mercy of a family of fanatics, while two years later in America, Yasmeen's family pushes her back to school in hopes that she would forget the past and move on. Powerfu...

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Kalaoui reviewed Captain America #24 Oct 19, 2020
9.0

This actually is a pretty good issue. I stopped reading months ago because the narrative was lost for me and it dragged on without payoff and no sense of direction but I decided to pick this up since Acuna was on art. This issue actually shows Coates strengths as a writer where he takes these moments and deliver on the characters angsts juxtaposing it with others to make his points come through ef more

Captain America #24

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: Oct 14, 2020

ALL DIE YOUNG! Continues!
The Red Skull lives...!
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #37 Oct 14, 2020
7.0

Thor god of thunder is one of my favorite runs and god butcher/ bomb is ine of my favorite stories of all time. The fact that the same guy is writing this Avengers series is mind boggling. It just loves to throw good ideas out there and not execute to its potential. This book had good parts but overall was a rushed letdown of an ending.

Avengers #37

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Oct 14, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU COMES TO ITS THUNDEROUS CONCLUSION!
The ragtag Avengers take the fight to the power mad Khonshu, deep in the heart of New Thebes City. But which side will Moon Knight choose? And is Earth doomed either way?
Rated T+

Kalaoui reviewed Avengers #37 Oct 19, 2020
6.5

I this point I'm glad it's over. Garron and Keith delivered on the art department but Aaron's stuff was a mix of some good ideas and other stupid ones just dragged over many issues and some overturned in one panel for almost no reason. It is what it is at this point. I'm not optimistic about the phoenix stuff but 37 issues in what am I supposed to do.....quit?? lol

Avengers #37

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Oct 14, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU COMES TO ITS THUNDEROUS CONCLUSION!
The ragtag Avengers take the fight to the power mad Khonshu, deep in the heart of New Thebes City. But which side will Moon Knight choose? And is Earth doomed either way?
Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated Immortal Hulk #38 Oct 16, 2020
9.0

Immortal Hulk #38

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 14, 2020

• He's been chained. He's been suppressed. He doesn't even know if he's real.
•  But something is reaching through the Green Door. It wants to hurt Bruce Banner. And when you hurt Banner...
•  ...the DEVIL HULK takes it personally.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Cable #5 Oct 16, 2020
8.5

I enjoyed it even if it doesn't appear to tie with X of swords much but Noto's art makes anything worth it.

Cable #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 14, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 8
A hand held aloft. A mystery in the stars. An ace up the sleeve.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed New Mutants #13 Oct 16, 2020
9.0

Great issue. Brisson saved his best issue for last and as an X of swords chapter it works very well. Rod Reis is a beast and his art is the best it's ever been and it made this story tremendously better.

New Mutants #13

By: Ed Brisson, Rod Reis
Released: Oct 14, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 7
Diligence. Discipline. A sword of the self.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #50 Oct 15, 2020
8.0

I enjoyed it and was turning the pages in anticipation so Spencer did his job well there and Gleason delivered some tremendous detailed work (Even though his big headed Spidey in some panels has yet to grow on me but everything else is fantastic). But I can't help but feel underwhelmed at the end. I hope there is more to it than that, so we'll see. Two years in and Spencer has not delivered one ar more

Amazing Spider-Man #50

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Oct 14, 2020

"LAST REMAINS" STARTS HERE!
•  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we're celebrating Spider-Style!
•  Spider-Man just took the beating of his life and we're just getting started.
•  Artist Patrick Gleason is back on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ushering in the saga that is "LAST REMAINS"!
•  Kindred is stepping...

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8.5

It was a great read and the art was great on most of the pages, some cartoonish few didn't work but this was mostly enjoyable since I haven't revisited the original X-men books since the 90s.

Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1

By: Len Wein, Alex Ross
Released: Sep 30, 2020

CELEBRATING THE CLASSIC'S 45TH ANNIVERSARY!
Forty-five years ago, a comic book came out that would change the face of Marvel Comics forever. Writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum revamped the X-Men completely, replacing the bulk of the teen heroes with a completely new international cast! The legendary one-shot took comic fans by storm and se...

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Force #13 Oct 12, 2020
7.5

It was OK. Nothing to do with X-force. This is a wolverine story with some cards hidden for further development so the main story suffers. And since I'm not reading the solo wolverine book, I feel like I'm missing pieces here?? Bogdanovic is good! The slow X of Swords drip is killing the hype but I'm waiting for the hammer to drop.

X-Force #13

By: Ben Percy, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Oct 7, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 4
Stealth. The power within. The burden of knowledge.  
Parental Advisory

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Kalaoui reviewed Deadpool #7 Oct 12, 2020
8.0

It's good.

Deadpool #7

By: Kelly Thompson, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Oct 7, 2020

IT'S A LOVE STORY, DEADPOOL, JUST SAY YES!
•  Elsa Bloodstone is dying, and the only one who can save her is Deadpool!
•  What's wrong with the mystical, magical Bloodstone gem? And what can Deadpool possibly do about it?
•  The answers will shock you! The implications will astound you! The jokes will...well, we won't make ...

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Kalaoui added Deadpool (2019) to their pull list Oct 12, 2020

Deadpool (2019)

Deadpool's newest mercenary job has him going after the King of Monsters, who has claimed a new kingdom for his monstrous subjects...on Staten Island! But you know what they say, when you come at the king, you better not miss! The Merc with a Mouth finds himself neck deep in political intrigue, monster law, and a monster hunter out for blood! It's ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #49 Oct 10, 2020
8.5

It was a great read. I enjoyed the Green Goblin and Spider-Man team-up/conflict because that is the core of Spider-Man story from eons ago and Spencer rehashes it in a good way. Still drags in bits and pieces with the Spidey Squad parts but overall worth a read. Ottley was very good and he will be missed on this book. Ramos and Bagley are veterans and gave their parts a nice feel to them, It wasn' more

Amazing Spider-Man #49

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Oct 7, 2020

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we're celebrating Spider-Style!
•  As if things weren't bad enough for Spider-Man with Sin-Eater's reign of terror reaching riot level... THE GREEN GOBLIN IS BACK!
•   Spidey has been through a lot, but even the worst things that have ever happened to Spider-Man have just been a prelud...

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Kalaoui reviewed Year Zero #5 Oct 6, 2020
7.5

Ending didn't fit considering how good the previous issues were. I'm off the train, this is my stop.

Year Zero #5

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Sep 30, 2020

Benjamin Percy ( Wolverine ) and Ramon Rosanas ( Star Wars: Age of Resistance ) present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist - five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon ...

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Rauld reviewed Year Zero #5 Sep 30, 2020
8.0

Ending was ok but felt like it missed a punch

Year Zero #5

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Sep 30, 2020

Benjamin Percy ( Wolverine ) and Ramon Rosanas ( Star Wars: Age of Resistance ) present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist - five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon ...

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #36 Sep 30, 2020
7.0

Another alright issue but nothing that stands out as great. Mostly a long fight between Moonknight and Black Panther that was fun to see for the first half but just kept going a little bit like Peter Griffin and the chicken suit man.

I still have plenty of questions about Mephisto I would like answered but weren't. This entire run just has so much going on, a million subplots it seems more

Avengers #36

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Sep 30, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU PRESENTS THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY!
Moon Knight versus the Black Panther-for the fate of reality.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB - Sep 30, 2020

This comment is so accurate. Ive never been so up and down on a comic than the avengers

Kalaoui - Oct 6, 2020

Right on man!

Kalaoui reviewed Avengers #36 Oct 6, 2020
6.5

This is was ok at best. I get what JASON Aaron is trying to do with Moon Knight but did we really need all of these issues to do it. This series is keeping me around just because of what was promised back almost 2 years ago for the JLA knock off with the squadron supreme. But holly cow is this taking forever. I didn't care about the war of the realms or the ghost rider stuff and this Khonshu nonse more

Avengers #36

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Sep 30, 2020

THE AGE OF KHONSHU PRESENTS THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY!
Moon Knight versus the Black Panther-for the fate of reality.
Rated T+

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