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Kalaoui added Yasmeen to their pull list Jul 20, 2020

Yasmeen

Iraq, 2014. Life couldn't be better for 16 year-old Yasmeen as her family is able to buy a big new house. Then ISIS invades Mosul.  Yasmeen's Shia family barely escapes, while Yasmeen us captured by terrorists and sees her uncle executed. Yasmeen is sold to an ISIS fighter as a slave and must relinquish her innocence in order to save her three ne...

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Kalaoui reviewed Empyre: Avengers #0 Jul 20, 2020
8.0

Well, Ewing did a decent job setting up the story but if it wasn't for Larraz/Gracia's outstanding art, this would be scored much lower. I'm still very meh about where we're going.

Empyre: Avengers #0

By: Al Ewing, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Tony Stark wakes from strange dreams - as old allies make a distress call to the Avengers. In the new Green Area of the Moon, the Cotati are waiting with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out both them and humanity itself. The Celestial Messiah has returned... but are the Avengers ready to hear his message?
Rated T+

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Kalaoui added Empyre to their pull list Jul 20, 2020

Empyre

Featuring action-packed extras including a Cover Gallery, Script, Inked And Color Pages and more! The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the ...

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Kalaoui rated Immortal Hulk #34 Jul 18, 2020
8.5

Immortal Hulk #34

By: Al Ewing, Butch Guice
Released: Jun 24, 2020

• The Thoughtful Man is here - and his dreadful thoughts are vast and dark enough to swallow even the Devil.
•  Samuel Sterns walked through the Green Door and gained knowledge. Follow him through the journey of his life - from his rebirth to his final experiment.
•  Follow the LEADER.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated Year Zero #2 Jul 17, 2020
8.5

Year Zero #2

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Jun 24, 2020

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to 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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Kalaoui reviewed New Mutants #10 Jul 16, 2020
8.0

It's good. Concept by Brisson is on point but the delivery is mismanaged. Falviano/Lopez are great though. This issue got an 8 just for that cover by Delmundo.

New Mutants #10

By: Ed Brisson, Flaviano
Released: Jun 10, 2020

BY THE SKIN OF THEIR TEETH!
The NEW MUTANTS know it's tough to adjust to having powers, especially with the new Krakoan paradigm. They've been there - and they're able to help, no matter how weird, wild and dangerous the case may be! ...Right?
Rated T+

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maelstron reviewed New Mutants #10 Jun 10, 2020
7.5

Art is really good and trippy.

Story is very ok, Brisson have to stop his glob obsession

New Mutants #10

By: Ed Brisson, Flaviano
Released: Jun 10, 2020

BY THE SKIN OF THEIR TEETH!
The NEW MUTANTS know it's tough to adjust to having powers, especially with the new Krakoan paradigm. They've been there - and they're able to help, no matter how weird, wild and dangerous the case may be! ...Right?
Rated T+

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YourGreenMuse reviewed New Mutants #10 Jun 10, 2020
7.0

A very talky, wordy issue with some bright moments while becoming a little dull.

New Mutants #10

By: Ed Brisson, Flaviano
Released: Jun 10, 2020

BY THE SKIN OF THEIR TEETH!
The NEW MUTANTS know it's tough to adjust to having powers, especially with the new Krakoan paradigm. They've been there - and they're able to help, no matter how weird, wild and dangerous the case may be! ...Right?
Rated T+

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Liem Duong reviewed Year Zero #1 Jun 22, 2020
8.5

A really cool outake on a zombie Apocalypse, done by upcoming talent, Ben Percy with pencils by Ramon Rosanas. Year Zero is a comic series from AWA Upshot opens around a zombie apocalypse through the perception by multiple characters across the world. You got a hit-man, and war-time refugee, a researcher, and really weird live-in-the-basement kook, you learn about the Apocalypse and each person's more

Year Zero #1

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 20, 2020

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to 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 upo...

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Rauld reviewed Year Zero #1 Jul 2, 2020
9.5

really really good take on a zombie story. i'm hooked

Year Zero #1

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 20, 2020

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to 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 upo...

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The Comics Golden King reviewed Year Zero #1 May 24, 2020
10

Must read this one was real glued on story.

Year Zero #1

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 20, 2020

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to 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 upo...

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Kalaoui reviewed Year Zero #1 Jul 14, 2020
9.0

Well done narrative to start this story by Percy. Even as they feel apart, the characters are well juxtaposed in the greater picture. Rosanas is great and very well detailed in his art. every panel looks well researched and fits well with the vibe of what's is going on. Loughridge's colors are a great match too and get the tones and hues across well. Great book and I really dislike the whole zombi more

Year Zero #1

By: Ben Percy, Ramon Rosanas
Released: May 20, 2020

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to 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 upo...

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Kalaoui added Year Zero to their pull list Jul 14, 2020

Year Zero

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to 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 upo...

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Kalaoui rated Daredevil #20 Jul 9, 2020
9.0

Daredevil #20

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jun 10, 2020

• The streets of Hell's Kitchen are burning as all hell breaks loose.
•  In the chaos, Matt must discover what it means to be DAREDEVIL.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Avengers #33 Jul 9, 2020
7.5

The story was OK. The art was good!

Avengers #33

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: May 27, 2020

MOON KNIGHT VS. THE AVENGERS
Mummies are rising from their graves. Secret armies march by moonlight, from K'un-Lun to Wakanda to Greenwich Village. A dark god invades Asgard. And the Moon Knight has been unleashed as never before. So begins the Age of Khonshu. So fall the Avengers.
Rated T+

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Avengers #33 Jun 2, 2020
7.5

I've given this issue a lot of thought. I've been very excited about this arc, ever since it was teased in issue 10. I even have the trade already pre-ordered for when it comes out in 2024. I was really, really ready to be sucked into a great story starring one of my favorite characters that just doesn't get as much of a spotlight as he honestly deserves. And what I got was... cool, I guess? I've more

Avengers #33

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: May 27, 2020

MOON KNIGHT VS. THE AVENGERS
Mummies are rising from their graves. Secret armies march by moonlight, from K'un-Lun to Wakanda to Greenwich Village. A dark god invades Asgard. And the Moon Knight has been unleashed as never before. So begins the Age of Khonshu. So fall the Avengers.
Rated T+

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Grifter reviewed Avengers #33 May 31, 2020
7.5

I dunno, I like this comic, but the reusing of the same plot feels kinda cheap. Like apparently anyone can beat Avengers and wield Mjollnir nowadays.
Also most antagonists of this book are heroes/anti-heroes like: Loki (well, not a complete good guy, but anti-hero/anti-villain who was on the side of angels during the time of first story arc), Namor, Phil Coulson, Squadron Supreme, The Winter more

Avengers #33

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: May 27, 2020

MOON KNIGHT VS. THE AVENGERS
Mummies are rising from their graves. Secret armies march by moonlight, from K'un-Lun to Wakanda to Greenwich Village. A dark god invades Asgard. And the Moon Knight has been unleashed as never before. So begins the Age of Khonshu. So fall the Avengers.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #43 Jul 9, 2020
8.0

Enjoyed 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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Kalaoui reviewed Black Panther #22 Apr 4, 2020
8.5

Slow as always but it actually works for this issue because of the underlying message. Glad to have Acuna back because El Maestro delivered some pretty great visuals and scenes.

Black Panther #22

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: Mar 25, 2020

THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA - "WAKANDA UNBOUND" part 4
THE GOD KILLER AWAKES!
N'Jadaka's vast army nears Wakanda Prime on Earth - and now even the gods are despair of their chances against him. But Bast will not abandon her avatar, the Black Panther...even if she has to recruit an outsider to save him. The Goddess makes an unexpecte...

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #42 Apr 4, 2020
8.5

Great story and beautiful art but it read way too quick and was not a Spidey story. Still very enjoyable and would read much better in a collected form.

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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9.0

Great summation of what is leading up to Empyre and also a good character based piece about the suffering that continual conflict brings. I haven’t read almost any other event lead-in’s that work this well. Writing, art, pacing - all pretty danged great. Also, it got me excited for what comes next.

Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Mattia de Iulis
Released: Mar 25, 2020

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The build-up to Marvel's massive event series of the spring begins here-but in actuality, it began a millennia ago, with a challenge on the moon! In the wake of INCOMING, everything has changed for the Kree and the Skrulls. And out in the cold on Earth, the Warner family (MEET THE SKRULLS) need to work out what has happened an...

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9.0

Great intro that's very well put together. I liked the Warners a lot and they deserve a bigger role. I really don't care about the Empyre event but I will check out the next issue....in ahhh June? The art was outstanding and worked so well. Rodriguez is great as usual but de Lulis is killing it here!

Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Mattia de Iulis
Released: Mar 25, 2020

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The build-up to Marvel's massive event series of the spring begins here-but in actuality, it began a millennia ago, with a challenge on the moon! In the wake of INCOMING, everything has changed for the Kree and the Skrulls. And out in the cold on Earth, the Warner family (MEET THE SKRULLS) need to work out what has happened an...

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Kalaoui added Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War to their pull list Apr 4, 2020

Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The build-up to Marvel's massive event series of the spring begins here-but in actuality, it began a millennia ago, with a challenge on the moon! In the wake of INCOMING, everything has changed for the Kree and the Skrulls. And out in the cold on Earth, the Warner family (MEET THE SKRULLS) need to work out what has happened an...

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Kalaoui reviewed Immortal Hulk #33 Mar 31, 2020
9.0

Ewing and Bennett flexing! The second half of this issue was nuts!

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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Kalaoui rated X-Men #9 Mar 31, 2020
8.5

X-Men #9

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Mar 25, 2020

The New Mutants are back from space, and they've brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi'ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard! Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated Fantastic Four #20 Mar 28, 2020
8.0

Fantastic Four #20

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Mar 18, 2020

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The Mole Man and his biggest Kaiju return to the surface, with all of their righteous wrath aimed at one man... Wyatt Wingfoot! How can the Human Torch and Sky possibly save him? Y'know, this really would've been a good time to have brought ALL of the Fantastic Four! Also this issue: Meet a never-before-seen Elder of the Unive...

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Kalaoui rated Captain Marvel #16 Mar 28, 2020
8.5

Captain Marvel #16

By: Kelly Thompson, Lee Garbett
Released: Mar 18, 2020

"THE LAST AVENGER" CONCLUSION!
It's all come down to Captain Marvel versus Vox Supreme! Since discovering her Kree heritage, Carol Danvers has struggled to reconcile her human and her alien sides. Now she must fight for both - or lose everything. But Earth's Mightiest Hero has a new plan...will the power of the Avengers be enough to save the wo...

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Kalaoui rated Guardians of the Galaxy #3 Mar 25, 2020
8.5

Guardians of the Galaxy #3

By: Al Ewing, Juan Cabal
Released: Mar 18, 2020

• The Guardians saved the Galaxy - at great and terrible cost. And now, they have to break the news... to the Guardians.
•  Four artists tell three stories of two bonds broken, one born again...
•  ...and the birth of the West Spiral Arm Guardians!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Force #9 Mar 25, 2020
8.5

Back on track. The artist is half the equation and it shows here. Percy's ideas are only enhanced by Cassara's amazing work.

X-Force #9

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Mar 18, 2020

REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
In the heart of South America, X-Force finds a problem growing that threatens to destroy everything they've built... and one of their own might be responsible.
Parental Advisory

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Kalaoui reviewed Cable #1 Mar 23, 2020
8.0

Fun at times and a bit dull at times but does enough to keep me interested. Noto's art is wonderful and the difference here. Without Noto I will not read this book. PERIOD.

Cable #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Mar 11, 2020

THE DAWN OF REBELLION!
Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future... and he will be again. But for now, he's a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Nathan Summers, son of two of the most powerful mutants on Krakoa, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion... so why not start now? Ge...

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