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Kalaoui rated Avengers #43 Mar 4, 2021
7.0

Avengers #43

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Mar 3, 2021

THE FIGHT TO BECOME THE ALL-NEW PHOENIX HEATS UP!
As the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe are trapped within the battle to decide the all-new Phoenix - a bloody battle that has narrowed to a handful of desperate combatants. Thor leads the rest of the Avengers in the fight to contain the Phoenix Force on Earth, in a quest comp...

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Kalaoui reviewed Hellions #10 Mar 4, 2021
9.0

Zeb Wells is good...really good! Segovia and Curiel did some nice work here too!

Hellions #10

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 3, 2021

FUNNY GAMES!
The HELLIONS are at the mercy of ARCADE as they face his new psychological MURDERWORLD!
Parental Advisory

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Kalaoui rated Black Cat #3 Mar 3, 2021
8.0

Black Cat #3

By: Jed MacKay, C.F. Villa
Released: Feb 24, 2021

• Stealing from a space god has made Felicia Hardy pull out a whole new bag of tricks...
•  And some of these tricks? Their effects may last far beyond the invasion of the King in Black.

Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated Spider-Woman #9 Mar 3, 2021
8.0

Spider-Woman #9

By: Karla Pacheco, Pere Perez
Released: Feb 17, 2021

• Jessica's journey for a cure and her history has taken her all the way to the High Evolutionary's volcanic lair.
•  Surrounded by clones of her mother, the Ice Queen and the High Evolutionary, Jessica's hopes of finding the cure to the disease that threatens Jessica, her son Gerry and her niece are drying up by the ho...

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Kalaoui reviewed Crossover #4 Feb 26, 2021
7.0

This book is losing me fast. It's OK but the Cates self service is not for me and it is not helping this story. The tropes are just repetitive now. For the people that love Cates and his books, this is great for you but he lost me somewhere in the middle of his Venom run and King in Black is a waste of time so I don't know what happened but Cates went from High on the list to low fast. I'll give i more

Crossover #4

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Feb 24, 2021

"KIDS LOVE CHAINS," Part Four-Hey kids, time for a field trip! Journey to the strange land of magical Colorado as our intrepid team of heroes searches for a way to shatter the dome and expose the truth behind THE EVENT!! Also: Man, how about that last issue, right? Crazy.

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Deadlybeavis - Mar 1, 2021

My same exact thoughts.

Kalaoui reviewed Black Panther #23 Feb 25, 2021
7.5

A year later and I wish I can enjoy this book but I just want the story to end so I can get closure. Acuna's art makes this worth the $4.

Black Panther #23

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acu?a
Released: Feb 24, 2021

THE POWER OF THE NAMELESS!
The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda turned their legendary king into a slave. Now the king is restored - and after years of effort, the gates of the Empire will swing wide open as the Black Panther makes one final attempt to free the ranks of the Nameless across the five galaxies.
Rated T+

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Onomatopoeia reviewed X-Men #18 Feb 24, 2021
7.5

If only this issue was a few pages longer. I love the idea of the vault, and the mutant powers working in tandem is honestly one of the best aspects of Hickman's run, but this just seems like a problem of having too many good ideas and not enough time. X of Swords really derailed the flow of X-Men and King in Black isn't helping the matter. So while the other titles are finding their footing, I'm more

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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Miracleman92 reviewed X-Men #18 Feb 24, 2021
9.5

It's been a long wait, but definitely worth it. The Vault team successfully infiltrate the city only to find the Children prepared for them. What follows is a brutal fight where Laura/Wolverine and Synch slaughter the Children. Seriously, it's basically a massacre. Round 1 goes to the X-Men. Can't wait for round 2 next issue!

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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fenixalasnegras reviewed X-Men #18 Feb 24, 2021
9.0

I'm taking up the Marvel comics, I liked this issue, it was agile, this will definitely be another choice to buy apart from Spiderman and King in Black.

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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Miracleman92 reviewed New Mutants #16 Feb 24, 2021
10

I feel like I'm getting repetitive with this creative team but...Ayala and Reis are awesome together! New Mutants #16 continues the trend of great character moments and interactions as well as moving the various plot threads along; giving the main players a chance to shine in their own way. Seriously, it's pretty impressive how easy this writer makes it look to cram so much into one issue. Ayala's more

New Mutants #16

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

TO BE REBORN...
In the Wild Hunt, someone is looking for friends in all the wrong places. Someone else is missing without a trace. And plans which have long been in motion...begin to unfurl.

Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed New Mutants #16 Feb 25, 2021
9.0

Ayala was losing me at first but as the issue kept going she pulled it off and made me enjoy it very much! Although it might feel all over the place, it still worked for me. It's nice comfort food that I can't find in Hickman's book when he goes big ideas and loses small touch like this book is doing. Rod Reis on art being penciler, inker and colorist is masterclass!! He changes and plays around w more

New Mutants #16

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Feb 24, 2021

TO BE REBORN...
In the Wild Hunt, someone is looking for friends in all the wrong places. Someone else is missing without a trace. And plans which have long been in motion...begin to unfurl.

Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Men #18 Feb 25, 2021
8.0

It's worth the purchase to keep up with the big picture but Hickman is chewing on more than he can tell in his book. He needs two books a month to make sense of this otherwise it doesn't work and feels slow. I know the other X books are part of telling the wider story but they are much more cohesive than this. Still a good story that reads too quick and leaves you hanging almost as much as where y more

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #60 Feb 25, 2021
9.0

It's very good but I have no idea why this wasn't done 5 issues back. I like Spencer but this run has way too much filler and drag. The ideas are great and few issues are exceptional but the sum is very OK. I hope he ends it well. Bagley is fantastic as usual and gives it the classic feel it was going for.

Amazing Spider-Man #60

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Feb 24, 2021

• Peter and Mary Jane have been through so much...
•  Spider-Man has been a constant strain on them from day one...
•  With the events of the past few months, is there anything left?

Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Black Widow #5 Feb 19, 2021
9.0

Pretty good even if the twist was obvious for me but well done nonetheless. Kelly Thompson is good at this writing thing. Casagrande is awesome as usual but can work on some motion figures for certain positions when characters are moving in action but look static. Still the Hawkeye spread and the other 90% is fantastic!! DeLatorre looks like a pretty good one too. Looking forward to his art on iss more

Black Widow #5

By: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande
Released: Feb 17, 2021

THE END IS ALSO THE BEGINNING...
As Natasha finally begins to escape her paradise and takes aim on her enemies, she can't ignore that her freedom comes at a devastating cost. Is this what finally breaks The BLACK WIDOW? Winning the day will change Natasha forever and set her on a bold new path.
Losing... is no longer an option.

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Kalaoui reviewed Iron Man #6 Feb 19, 2021
7.5

It's not bad and the art is amazing! Well It's better than the previous one and Hellcat gets a good treatment but I fear Cantwell overcorrected with Tony Stark. At least it didn't work in some spots as intended. Mind you I enjoyed it, just small things that's all. Cafu and D'armata are banging on all cylinders!!

Iron Man #6

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Feb 17, 2021

BOOKS OF KORVAC: BOOK TWO BEGINS!
After receiving a near-fatal injury from Korvac, Iron Man lands in emergency triage with his life on the line. Halcyon and Misty Knight work quickly to lock Tony in his armor and stanch his injuries...but now he can't take it off or else he'll die. With pieces of metal literally holding his body together, Tony ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Cable #8 Feb 19, 2021
7.5

It's not bad but not great either. Domino was a fun addition but the whole story didn't land well together. Omitting certain things creates mystery but if the story suffers for it then it's not worth it. Noto was great as usual.

Cable #8

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Feb 17, 2021

Cable gets together with his - *ahem* - intimate friend Domino long before they ever met! Will it be a fortunate encounter? Or has Cable met his match?

Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #11 Feb 18, 2021
8.0

It's a good issue and I did enjoy it but some pages felt off and somehow didn't gel as a unit. It's how Ewing writes it where it is great at times and feels vague and unnecessarily disconnected other times. Still a great Guardians book as far as I am concerned and recommend it if you like Ewing's style. Cabal is fantastic as always and Blee's colors were perfect!

Guardians of the Galaxy #11

By: Al Ewing, Juan Cabal
Released: Feb 17, 2021

THE GODS ARE COMING!
•  The Olympian gods are returning to our universe - and they're taking their exile at Peter Quill's hands very personally.
•  To stop them, the Guardians return to the place the team was born... but will facing their past in the Annihilation War help them survive their future?
•&...

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Kalaoui reviewed Deadpool #10 Feb 18, 2021
8.0

It was good. Too bad it's over.

Deadpool #10

By: Kelly Thompson, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Jan 27, 2021

KING OF THE MONSTERS VERSUS KING OF THE DRAGONS!
•  An evil, ancient cult wants to kill DEADPOOL.
•  An evil, ancient space god wants to kill Deadpool.
•  Why does everyone want to kill Deadpool??? (I mean, we know why...)

Parental Advisory

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Kalaoui rated Fantastic Four #29 Feb 16, 2021
7.5

Fantastic Four #29

By: Dan Slott, Ze Carlos
Released: Feb 10, 2021

"BONDING TIME."
In the middle of the chaos that is KING IN BLACK... a symbiote bonds with a member of Marvel's First Family!
Also in this issue, the Unseen is putting together a squadron for a secret mission in deep space.

Rated T

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Force #17 Feb 15, 2021
9.0

Excellent!

X-Force #17

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Feb 10, 2021

LOVE AND DEATH!
Death gives QUENTIN QUIRE a new lease on life. Long live Quentin Quire!

Parental Advisory

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MarvelGuy reviewed Daredevil #27 Feb 10, 2021
9.0

This has been a legendary run of Daredevil

Daredevil #27

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 10, 2021

ENSNARED IN THE WEB!
•  As New York begins to crack under the weight of Knull's symbiotic assault, Matt Murdock has a crisis of faith in the most electrifying issue of Chip Zdarksy and Marco Checchetto's groundbreaking DAREDEVIL run yet.
•  BUT THIS TIME, they're joined by none other than MIKE HAWTHORNE, spear...

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Afre reviewed Daredevil #27 Feb 10, 2021
9.5

As usual, Zdarsky kills it with another issue of DD. King in Black didn't slow this series at all and that just shows how good of a writer Zdarsky is. It also doesn't hurt that the art is still wonderful.

Daredevil #27

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 10, 2021

ENSNARED IN THE WEB!
•  As New York begins to crack under the weight of Knull's symbiotic assault, Matt Murdock has a crisis of faith in the most electrifying issue of Chip Zdarksy and Marco Checchetto's groundbreaking DAREDEVIL run yet.
•  BUT THIS TIME, they're joined by none other than MIKE HAWTHORNE, spear...

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Kalaoui reviewed Daredevil #27 Feb 15, 2021
9.0

I hate the whole Knull thing but I loved this issue. Zdarsky just knows exactly what buttons to pushh. Chechetto and Hawthorne again are perfect in this combination between the different scenes! Also those inks by Di Benedetto over Hawthorne pencils are sick and made the whole Venomized DD and Matt art POP!!

Daredevil #27

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 10, 2021

ENSNARED IN THE WEB!
•  As New York begins to crack under the weight of Knull's symbiotic assault, Matt Murdock has a crisis of faith in the most electrifying issue of Chip Zdarksy and Marco Checchetto's groundbreaking DAREDEVIL run yet.
•  BUT THIS TIME, they're joined by none other than MIKE HAWTHORNE, spear...

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #59 Feb 11, 2021
7.0

This is not bad but it's not great either. I'm glad we're moving going back to the tablets since there are more questions than answers at the moment but I hope we get a closure or at least a connection with what came before instead of dancing around and stretching stuff endlessly. The art was very inconsistent and was bad in some places which didn't help at all.

Amazing Spider-Man #59

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferriera
Released: Feb 10, 2021

• Mr. Negative is back and wants only one thing - Martin Li. But how is that possible?
•  Spider-Man is still reeling from the Kindred affair and Peter will not stand for anything else to be taken away from him.

Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Eternals #2 Feb 11, 2021
9.0

Very well done and much better than the the first one. Now the story is much more interesting and the way Gillen structured all the parts out made for a very nice read. Ribic is as good as it gets and a joy to look at. I also like Wilson's coloring better this time around.

Eternals #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Feb 10, 2021

THANOS VS. IKARIS!
•  In the heart of a city driven mad by time!
•  Eternals live eternally. One is dead. They handle it well.
•  No, they don't. They handle it badly. Eternal revenge is a dish best served forever.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Hellions #9 Feb 5, 2021
8.5

Very good and entertaining! Wells and Segovia are great together!

Hellions #9

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Feb 3, 2021

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MUTANT?
MR. SINISTER is missing! Will the Hellions be able to put aside the tensions poised to split the team apart long enough to unravel the mystery? On the upside, at least Sinister found his cape.

Parental Advisory

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Kalaoui reviewed Avengers #42 Feb 4, 2021
5.5

why am I still reading this? FOMO I guess.

Avengers #42

By: Jason Aaron, Luca Maresca
Released: Feb 3, 2021

THE BATTLE TO DECIDE THE ALL-NEW PHOENIX RAGES ON!
Who will wield the destructive cosmic power of the Phoenix Force? Namor will stop at nothing to be the fiery victor. The Black Panther worries as much about victory as he does defeat. Jane Foster knows what it means to carry on a powerful legacy. The She-Hulk cannot be stopped. And the Orb has ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Immortal Hulk #43 Feb 4, 2021
8.5

I enjoyed it!

Immortal Hulk #43

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Feb 3, 2021

• New York City holds eight million people...and harbors one monster. A creature of chaos and anarchy, driven by rage and contempt for the structures of man.
•  His criminal activities continue even while the beast is hidden in the skin of an ordinary human. But don't be afraid, citizens. This radioactive disease has a ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Yasmeen #6 Feb 1, 2021
10

Excellent end to a very emotional story that made me think long after I was done reading it. Yes it did tie the ends a bit too perfectly but it's the hope I find here that makes it a 10 for me. Saif Ahmed did good here. His partner Fabiana Mascolo brought her A game too and tightened up her art here and it looks fantastic and delivers on all emotions. Can't wait to get the tpb and read it again in more

Yasmeen #6

By: Saif A. Ahmed, Fabiana Mascolo
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Past and present clash in the series finale as Yasmeen must find the courage to face her darkest memories during a police investigation into her history. Meanwhile, Wassan forces Khalid to listen as she tells him about what Yasmeen had been through in Iraq, prompting Khalid to reveal a dark part of Yasmeen's survival story.

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Kalaoui reviewed Marvel #4 Feb 1, 2021
7.0

A great story and art by Acuna that's stuck between 2 average tales. the Monsters story has some humor that can't save it and the Abbinanti Thing story has been done many times before and the art can't save that one either. What I need is the Acuna deviants story to be a 6 issue mini with him on art banging it out because I loved it.

Marvel #4

By: Daniel Acuna, Sal Abbinanti
Released: Jan 27, 2021

As Doctor Strange continues to contend with the machinations of Nightmare in the framing story by Alex Ross and Steve Darnall, a bevy of other creators lend their talents to stories from all across the Marvel Universe: Daniel Acuña spins a saga of the Deviants in the world of the future; Doug Rice and Hilary Barta explore the earliest adventures o...

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