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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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YourGreenMuse reviewed Cable #1 Mar 15, 2020
8.0

I'm surprised by the reactions to this issue. To me, it's got competent writing, great art and an intriguing hook with the Spaceknights. To me, this is already more interesting than 90% of the Cable books I've read, and I've read a lot of them. I don't see the issue here.

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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allenquanobi reviewed Cable #1 Mar 11, 2020
7.5

A nice addition to dawn of x. nothing groundbreaking, but it's still the fun i've come to expect from all these X-titles (except Fallen Angels). The dialogue is fun and witty, and I like how everyone's written. The art is the standout, Phil Noto on an ongoing? You got me for that alone. I'm interested in where Duggan's gonna go with older Cable showing up

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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axdn reviewed Cable #1 Mar 11, 2020
9.0

Losts of fun !

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...

Kalaoui reviewed Ant-Man #3 Mar 17, 2020
8.5

Great fun! Zeb Wells mixes this one well! Burnett's energetic art is a great match!

Ant-Man #3

By: Zeb Wells, Dylan Burnett
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• The threat of Macrothrax and the impending invasion looms large!
•  With no choice but to call the Avengers for help, will Ant-Man be able to convince them to take both this threat and himself seriously?
•  Plus, when a certain web-slinging hero joins the investigation, will the stage be big enough ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #41 Mar 16, 2020
8.0

It's alright and enjoyable.

Amazing Spider-Man #41

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• Spider-Man needs to know WHAT BOOMERANG IS UP TO and he (and you) will finally get their answers this issue!
•  What does it have to do with Mayor Kingpin?
•  And who are all those eyes looking at our hero and his lousy roommate?
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #41 Mar 11, 2020
7.5

Its a good read with some fun moments and some enjoyable art. It was a solid read but just nothing groundbreaking which is perfectly alright.

Amazing Spider-Man #41

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• Spider-Man needs to know WHAT BOOMERANG IS UP TO and he (and you) will finally get their answers this issue!
•  What does it have to do with Mayor Kingpin?
•  And who are all those eyes looking at our hero and his lousy roommate?
Rated T

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DDJamesB reviewed Avengers #32 Mar 12, 2020
7.5

Once again another issue of avengers that falls short of being great. Its never bad but its never great. Just get on with the show soon though. Its just crazy we get this issue and next one starts the moon knight story

Avengers #32

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Mar 11, 2020

EARTH'S MIGHTIEST VILLAINS!
What do the King of Atlantis, the Lord of the Vampires, the deposed duke of Hell, a mysterious Russian assassin and the secret boss of Washington, D.C.'s greatest super-team have in common? They all really hate the Avengers. And so there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest villains found themse...

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #32 Mar 11, 2020
8.0

I really like these set up issues. There has been a lot of ideas introduced in this Avengers run with little follow up. This issue starts connected some dots that really needed connecting. The only parts I found boring was the pages with Blade. The whole blah blah blah I don’t belong in the Avengers boring stuff. Aside from that, all the antagonists coming together, slowly working in the 1,000,0 more

Avengers #32

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Mar 11, 2020

EARTH'S MIGHTIEST VILLAINS!
What do the King of Atlantis, the Lord of the Vampires, the deposed duke of Hell, a mysterious Russian assassin and the secret boss of Washington, D.C.'s greatest super-team have in common? They all really hate the Avengers. And so there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest villains found themse...

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Kalaoui reviewed Avengers #32 Mar 16, 2020
7.5

It's not bad but has so much potential wasted by stupid things like Namor at a bar getting played by a bartender....seriously? Also the art gets my appetite wet with some amazing opening pages by MsGuinness only to get Manna's art for most of the issue. This bate and switch is killing me and my interest in this story.

Avengers #32

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Mar 11, 2020

EARTH'S MIGHTIEST VILLAINS!
What do the King of Atlantis, the Lord of the Vampires, the deposed duke of Hell, a mysterious Russian assassin and the secret boss of Washington, D.C.'s greatest super-team have in common? They all really hate the Avengers. And so there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest villains found themse...

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huz reviewed New Mutants #9 Mar 12, 2020
9.0

Was initially worried when Hickman left the series, but this was a really great issue. Looking forward to this arc.

New Mutants #9

By: Ed Brisson, Flaviano
Released: Mar 11, 2020

A NIGHTMARE BECOMES REAL!
With Krakoan confidence, the youth of mutantkind are ready to take on any challenge the world has to throw at them - but when reality itself betrays them, what hope is there for the NEW MUTANTS?
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed New Mutants #9 Mar 13, 2020
8.5

Much better than the previous issue. Brisson picks it up a notch and actually sets a much better set up and I like it. Flaviano also does much better this time too. I like his inking a lot and even though he is experimenting in some pages, I do love his splash pages and the imagery of the new mutant and the use of the braces looks so great!

New Mutants #9

By: Ed Brisson, Flaviano
Released: Mar 11, 2020

A NIGHTMARE BECOMES REAL!
With Krakoan confidence, the youth of mutantkind are ready to take on any challenge the world has to throw at them - but when reality itself betrays them, what hope is there for the NEW MUTANTS?
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Immortal Hulk #32 Mar 12, 2020
9.0

Great yet again! Ewing and Bennet are becoming like chocolate and peanut butter! The Banner DID dynamic is fascinating and creepy. Hulk is about to get nasty. Dario Agger better hire more people quick because HR can't get them in fast enough. That splash spread of Xemnu feeding is an absolute masterpiece. I didn't even talk about Rodriguez's CRT TVs pages....too many good things are happening!

Immortal Hulk #32

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 11, 2020

• The gentle giant XEMNUTM has come to EARTHTM to fight evil - as the INCREDIBLE HULKTM!
•  And YOUTM can join him -  as he battles ROBERT BANNERTM, the STRANGEST MAN OF ALL TIMETM!
•   (HULKTM is a trademark of ROXXON ENERGYTM. For a brighter tomorrow.)
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Men #8 Mar 12, 2020
8.5

It's was good. A bit disjointed I think and the first issue that felt off. Still alright and the set up is good. Asrar and Gho did alright!

X-Men #8

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Mar 11, 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 added Cable (2020) to their pull list Mar 9, 2020

Cable (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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Daredevil #19

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 4, 2020

• Hell's Kitchen is hanging by a thread-and that thread is Daredevil!
•  Owl makes his play while Mayor Fisk watches from the sidelines.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Daredevil #19 Mar 6, 2020
9.0

Excellent! It had everything. What a build up to the last few pages. Checchetto delivers yet again with his detailed beautiful art!

Daredevil #19

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 4, 2020

• Hell's Kitchen is hanging by a thread-and that thread is Daredevil!
•  Owl makes his play while Mayor Fisk watches from the sidelines.
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Dr. Strange #4 Mar 5, 2020
8.5

Great classic feel. I could read this in 1987 or 2027 and like it just as much. Clean and detailed art by Walker/Tartaglia/Fabela makes it very enjoyable.

Dr. Strange #4

By: Mark Waid, Kev Walker
Released: Mar 4, 2020

• The return of Dr. Druid!
•  What has brought Doctor Strange's fellow sorcerer back from the dead, and has he truly renounced all magic as he claims?
•  Or is something more sinister brewing in the halls of the McCarthy Medical Institute?
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed New Mutants #8 Mar 3, 2020
7.0

It was OK. Classic old school rescue story with some clean Failla art but completely adds nothing....maybe we'll see. I guess Hickman is done with book and I don't know how long I can stick with this group doing the same things over and over.

New Mutants #8

By: Ed Brisson, Marco Failla
Released: Feb 26, 2020

Deep in Shi'Ar space, the NEW MUTANTS have found themselves dead in the middle of an intergalactic power struggle. They're probably equipped to handle that, right? And back on Earth, the young mutants of Krakoa look forward to the future...whatever it may hold.
Rated T+

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