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Kalaoui reviewed Fantastic Four #44 Jul 1, 2022
8.0

It tries too much since it took on too much from the get go but it actually does enough to hit the right notes when it counts. It also has misses and clobbered moments but the heart is there. The art was a mixed bag with 3 artists who give good pages and weak ones. I wish Rachael Stott would get enough time to do a whole arc because her first issue was a banger. Now, how to undo the damage with sa more

Fantastic Four #44

By: Dan Slott, Rachael Stott
Released: Jun 15, 2022

THE RECKONING WAR HEATS UP IN THIS OVERSIZED ISSUE!
•  "The End of Everything That Ever Was or Ever Will Be"
•  This is the final battle of the Reckoning War.
•  At the Apex of the All Reality, the fate of the Marvel Universe will be decided.
•  And no matter who wins, nothing will ever be the same again.
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DDJamesB reviewed Fantastic Four #44 Jun 16, 2022
8.0

It was pretty corny in some parts but, I have to admit the action felt tense and, it did a really good job in that aspect. I mean obviously Reed ain't going to due but, they do a good job with that ending.

Fantastic Four #44

By: Dan Slott, Rachael Stott
Released: Jun 15, 2022

THE RECKONING WAR HEATS UP IN THIS OVERSIZED ISSUE!
•  "The End of Everything That Ever Was or Ever Will Be"
•  This is the final battle of the Reckoning War.
•  At the Apex of the All Reality, the fate of the Marvel Universe will be decided.
•  And no matter who wins, nothing will ever be the same again.
•  ...

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Kalaoui liked this:
9.0

This is the exact type of Captain America book I've been waiting for! Kelly and Lanzing are a perfect choice for the title, and I dearly hope Marvel keeps them on this title for as long as they want. The art is absolutely gorgeous and the story reminded me of the Cap's best, whilst continuing on for the modern day. Fantastic read.

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1

By: Collin Kelly, Carmen Carnero
Released: Jun 15, 2022

"The shield isn't what you think. It's not your symbol. It's theirs."
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century...and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.

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10

I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to pick this up when I walked into my lcs but after talking with the guy at my shop I thought yeah I'm in. Wow! I am so glad I picked this up!! This is exactly what I'm looking for in a captain America story. The story has so much heart and passion. The artwork is absolutely fantastic as well. I had been considering both this and Sam's story since seeing th more

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1

By: Collin Kelly, Carmen Carnero
Released: Jun 15, 2022

"The shield isn't what you think. It's not your symbol. It's theirs."
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century...and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.

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9.0

This was lovely! The Hivemind's writing is superb throughout while the art team does a fantastic job at creating beautiful visuals that matched the tone of the story at hand. Great jumping on point for new readers of the Star-Spangled Avenger! I look forward to the future of the series, as it looks very interesting!

[BUT THE OUTER RING CAN BE OUTPLAYED.]

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1

By: Collin Kelly, Carmen Carnero
Released: Jun 15, 2022

"The shield isn't what you think. It's not your symbol. It's theirs."
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century...and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.

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8.0

This was a really good start. It looked great, it had cool pages and it had good first issue set up. I think it still has that classic Cap corny stuff but, also feels like it's leading to something big.

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1

By: Collin Kelly, Carmen Carnero
Released: Jun 15, 2022

"The shield isn't what you think. It's not your symbol. It's theirs."
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century...and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.

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9.0

Wonderful start here! It has everything I wanted and more. The writers team up looks to be working well! Also Carnero's art is a perfect match for that old time and classic feel while still maintaining the new edgy spy look and feel when needed. But man those Woodard colors are fantastic!!

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1

By: Collin Kelly, Carmen Carnero
Released: Jun 15, 2022

"The shield isn't what you think. It's not your symbol. It's theirs."
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century...and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.

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Kalaoui added Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022) to their pull list Jul 1, 2022

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (2022)

"The shield isn't what you think. It's not your symbol. It's theirs."
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century...and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Men: Red #3 Jun 30, 2022
9.5

Outstanding work from Al Ewing and Stephano Caselli! I am glad I didn't give up on the X-line after Hickman leaving. This is great!!

X-Men: Red #3

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jun 15, 2022

POWER GRAB!
TARN THE UNCARING waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He's the most hated being on Mars...and he sits on their ruling council. ABIGAIL BRAND has a plan to remedy that - and reap the rewards. So does ROBERTO DA COSTA. But only one of them can win...and Tarn's going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!
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Loafy Trophy reviewed X-Men: Red #3 Jun 17, 2022
9.0

An absolute banger of an issue. I love the way Ewing is integrating Arakko and it's culture into the larger Marvel universe in a way that no other writer has managed yet. The chess match between Brand and Storm is extremely well written, as were the conflicts at the Circle Perilous. From Roberto's play in the stands to the way in which Magneto deals with Tarn, it was all just perfectly clever.

X-Men: Red #3

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jun 15, 2022

POWER GRAB!
TARN THE UNCARING waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He's the most hated being on Mars...and he sits on their ruling council. ABIGAIL BRAND has a plan to remedy that - and reap the rewards. So does ROBERTO DA COSTA. But only one of them can win...and Tarn's going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!
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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #3 Jun 30, 2022
8.0

It's good and I did enjoy reading it after letting it sit for a while. Wells is good with his narrative and words so it comes through easily. Romita Jr is consistent so far and Hanna inking/Menyz coloring makes it all look good!

Amazing Spider-Man #3

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jun 8, 2022

• I know that this is just #3, but did you notice that it's LGY #897? That means something big is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
•  There are things you don't know about Tombstone.
•  Neither you, nor Spider-Man, will ever forget them.
RATED T+

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Toonstrack reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #3 Jun 12, 2022
8.5

I really like the way Tombstone is written here. Hes one of the more underrated of spideys villains but hes one of the more intimidating. This issue has some nice setup and strong dialogue, and it leaves spider man in a losing state for the entire issue, one he doesn't have an out for just yet. Its a nice touch. 3 issues in I feel like this story has used its pages well.

Amazing Spider-Man #3

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jun 8, 2022

• I know that this is just #3, but did you notice that it's LGY #897? That means something big is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
•  There are things you don't know about Tombstone.
•  Neither you, nor Spider-Man, will ever forget them.
RATED T+

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Julhin reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #3 Jun 13, 2022
8.5

This arc is reminding me that Tombstone can be scary af when you mess with his business, damn. I'm having a lot of fun with this new run, JrJr art here is a little weaker than the previous 2 issues but just as always, his narrative skills are just impecabble, this man is a brilliant storyteller. I love what Zeb is putting Peter through here, he's clearly not at his best mentally and physically so more

Amazing Spider-Man #3

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jun 8, 2022

• I know that this is just #3, but did you notice that it's LGY #897? That means something big is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
•  There are things you don't know about Tombstone.
•  Neither you, nor Spider-Man, will ever forget them.
RATED T+

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Hex - Jun 21, 2022 (edited)

Thank you! I really don't get this, "Why doesn't Spider-Man just beat up the bad guy, there is no way Tombstone is stronger?!" line of thinking. Peter is at a low point being demonstrated as you said mentally and physically.

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #3 Jun 9, 2022
8.0

I really like Tombstone, and how he's portrayed so far in this series. This whole issue makes you feel the dread but, I keep feeling like we need to get to this mystery of what happened.

Amazing Spider-Man #3

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jun 8, 2022

• I know that this is just #3, but did you notice that it's LGY #897? That means something big is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
•  There are things you don't know about Tombstone.
•  Neither you, nor Spider-Man, will ever forget them.
RATED T+

Kalaoui rated Avengers Forever #6 Jun 2, 2022
7.0

Avengers Forever #6

By: Jason Aaron, Jim Towe
Released: Jun 1, 2022

INTRODUCING THE INVINCIBLE VIBRANIUM MAN!
On an alternate Earth where Wakanda has been crushed from existence and where the Black Panther is a forgotten legend, one man known as T'Challa will forge a new legacy for himself and perhaps even hope for a planet caught in the grips of the god-slaughtering King Killmonger.
RATED T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Devil's Reign: Omega May 26, 2022
7.0

I just don't feel this series anymore. It doesn't help that you make me read thunderbolts nonsense that I couldn't care less about. I'll give the relaunch a try and I hope Zdarsky and Checcetto can capture their previous form.

Devil's Reign: Omega

By: Chip Zdarsky, Rafael de Latorre
Released: May 25, 2022

In the wake of one of the most visceral DAREDEVIL, nay, MARVEL stories EVER, the Marvel Universe's New York City stands remade and reforged - if not in Wilson Fisk's image, then at the very least in his spirit! After a battle that nearly tore the city and its citizens apart, New York's super heroes have no choice but to try to adapt to the new and ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 May 26, 2022
7.0

This has the mystery and I am intrigued but it gives me the feeling that I do when an ASM story I read 15 years ago that I forgot how it unfolded and I'm re-reading it. It doesn't help that Romita Jr is doing the art because while it is good because of the inker and colorist, it doesn't scream new but more of a call back to what I already saw and read. It's a weird one because while I'm all for cl more

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 25, 2022

• The best couple in comics is done?
•  You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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TSMack - May 27, 2022

Liked "the bar is that low after Spencer's run".

Kalaoui rated Avengers #56 May 26, 2022
7.0

Avengers #56

By: Jason Aaron, Garron
Released: May 25, 2022

JANE FOSTER TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT!
She once famously wielded Mjolnir as Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Today, she guards the worlds of the living and the dead as the winged Valkyrie. Now, those two versions of the same mighty hero somehow find themselves face-to-face, in a desperate bid to save the soul of Jane Foster.
RATED T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Fantastic Four #43 May 20, 2022
7.5

It's not bad and has enjoyable parts but it's crowded in certain spots and why on earth is the Cormorant appearing out of thin air. The absence from issue 25 to issue 43 just felt unearned and an excuse to bring Doom into the fray. Slott fills the deck with many actors then has trouble juggling the endings so we'll see how he makes this disjointed story into a coherent end. Rachael Stott and Andre more

Fantastic Four #43

By: Dan Slott, Rachael Stott
Released: May 18, 2022

THE RECKONING WAR CONTINUES!
• "Victor Von Doom: Hero of Earth"
•  The last time the Cormorant appeared, he destroyed the Baxter Building and the Latverian Embassy, completely overpowered the Fantastic Four, and left without anyone laying a hand on him.
•  Now, for the sake of the universe, Doctor Doom must face him alone. Hai...

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Kalaoui reviewed New Mutants #25 May 20, 2022
9.0

This issue shows why this book did not need a reset like the others. Intrigued with the stories' loops and echoes. I am always enjoying Reis's wonderful art and it fits wonderfully in Limbo. Also Duursema had some nice pages making the art switch great and an homage to the old school stories especially with Redmond's coloring!
Great team that delivers time and time again!!

New Mutants #25

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: May 18, 2022

THE LABORS OF MAGIK START HERE!
The big two-five is here - and it's the perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! Illyana Rasputin is the Sorcerer Supreme and the rightful queen of Limbo... but she's been awfully busy on Krakoa. Someone's got their eye on the throne - and Magik isn't the only queen
in mutantdom. Vita Ayala and Rod Rei...

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Kalaoui rated Eternals #12 May 19, 2022
9.0

Eternals #12

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: May 18, 2022

• Thanos makes his final moves to destroy our world.
•  Can the Eternals settle their differences with the Avengers in time to do anything about it?
RATED T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Immortal X-Men #2 May 19, 2022
9.0

Gillen has got an intriguing story going and I like it very much! Lucas Werneck is good but only when characters are static and posing. I mean they look fantastic! He needs to work on motion and action scenes and I believe in a few years he will be unstoppable.

Immortal X-Men #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: May 18, 2022

EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING!
Magneto leaving the council means big shoes need to be filled. Selene demonstrating her foot size by crushing the whole island beneath it is unorthodox, yet compelling. Can the Quiet Council resist?
RATED T+

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Kalaoui reviewed X-Men: Red #2 May 18, 2022
9.0

Very well put together and I like it for finally continuing the thread from Hickman's X-Men while mixing the drama and politics of Planet Arrako. Caselli needs no more praise but he will get it because his art is fantastic and sharp with no shortcuts taken.

X-Men: Red #2

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 18, 2022

WHO CAN TAME THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war - and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-...

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Kalaoui reviewed Grim #1 May 13, 2022
7.5

A concept that has been done before so I'll hold judgement for now but how many times do I have to see one more soul not willing to move to the afterlife story with many caretakers' team ups straight out of the futuristic 80s. Flaviano is absolutely dialed in and his art is crisp, clean and tight lined or muddied when it's suited. We'll see what the twist is but this is a decent start for a good c more

Grim #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Flaviano
Released: May 11, 2022

Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun!

Discover the world of the afterlife, where Jessica has been recruited as a Reaper, tasked with ferrying countless souls to their final destination.

But unlike the rest of the Reapers, she has no memory of what killed her and put her into this predicament.

In or...

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8.5

Great start from Onyebuchi! Awesome RB "Leipzig" Silva art with Aburtov on colors making it look so fresh.

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1

By: Tochi Onyebuchi, R. B. Silva
Released: May 11, 2022

Sam Wilson picks up the shield once more - and enters a world of trouble! Following a lead from Misty Knight, Sam intercepts a mysterious group hijacking what appears to be an empty train. As he digs deeper, he discovers that the plot may be connected to a crucial piece of Captain America history...and, surprisingly, Wakanda. The world is ready for...

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KittyNone reviewed X-Men #11 May 12, 2022
9.0

Oh this was good! Certainly the real star here is Pepe Larraz, who returns from his hiatus with some truly incredible work, but Duggan is also awake and engaged in a way he hasn't always been on this title. Heroes infiltrating an evil casino is an idea that's been done before and better — we're far from the epoch-making Hickman era here — but Duggan has fun with it and intertwines it well with more

X-Men #11

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: May 11, 2022

HIGH ROLLERS!
The women of the X-Men are heading for the hottest action in the galaxy - Gameworld! But if it's true that the house always wins, our X-Ladies might be in over their heads...
RATED T+

Kalaoui reviewed X-Men #11 May 12, 2022
9.0

Great issue with Duggan doing his work a bit better around this time but Pepe Larraz is the absolute star here. He can make anything look Magistical! Along with Marte Gracia's energetic colors and this is the best looking art of 2022! The fact that I want more makes me feel better about where we're going.

X-Men #11

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: May 11, 2022

HIGH ROLLERS!
The women of the X-Men are heading for the hottest action in the galaxy - Gameworld! But if it's true that the house always wins, our X-Ladies might be in over their heads...
RATED T+

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Kalaoui added Grim (2022) to their pull list May 12, 2022

Grim (2022)

Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun!

Discover the world of the afterlife, where Jessica has been recruited as a Reaper, tasked with ferrying countless souls to their final destination.

But unlike the rest of the Reapers, she has no memory of what killed her and put her into this predicament.

In or...

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Kalaoui reviewed FCBD 2022: Avengers / X-Men #1 May 11, 2022
6.5

Judgement day intro was weak and not enough to give me hope for the event but Gillen has credit in the bank so I'll check it out.
OK we gotta stop the Moira nonsense. We went from 0 to 100 in 2 seconds and it's just bizarre now.

FCBD 2022: Avengers / X-Men #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Dustin Weaver
Released: May 4, 2022

Featuring stories by an all-star lineup of creators including writers Kieron Gillen and Gerry Duggan and artist Dustin Weaver, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: AVENGERS/X-MEN #1 will lay the groundwork for an event that will erupt across the Marvel Universe in 2022 and drastically alter the relationship between Earth's Mightiest Heroes and mutantkind.
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6.5

I thought ASM was bad then I read the Venom part and boy it was worse. This was dumb. I'm glad it was free. It will not get anybody through the door back to a local comic book shop to pick up either but I hope I'm wrong.

FCBD 2022: Spider-Man / Venom #1

By: Al Ewing, John Romita
Released: May 4, 2022

Marvel Comics will celebrate Free Comic Book Day this year with THREE separate Free Comic one-shots, each offering readers new and old an exciting entry point into some of Marvel's biggest upcoming stories and characters!

Announced last week, Spider-Man is gearing up for a brand-new era just in time for the character's 60th anniversary! Fa...

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