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Kalaoui reviewed Ms. Marvel #34 Sep 14, 2018
9.0

Great chapter! Willow continues her excellent streak. Nico Leon and Herring on art are great too!

Ms. Marvel #34

By: G. Willow Wilson, Nico Leon
Released: Sep 12, 2018

SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM!
•  BRUNO scrambles to find the root of MS. MARVEL'S powers going haywire...
•  ...As the SHOCKER'S net closes around Jersey City!
•  Can Ms. Marvel fight through her own fears to stop him?
•  And what will affect will Bruno's last-ditch effort have on.....

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Kalaoui rated X-Men: Blue #35 Sep 14, 2018
8.0

X-Men: Blue #35

By: Cullen Bunn, Marcus To
Released: Sep 12, 2018

• Knowing that their time is limited, the original X-Men must face uncomfortable realities about their future...
Rated T+

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Old All-Star reviewed Infinity Wars #3 Sep 13, 2018
7.0

Infinity Wars #3 focuses almost entirely on two characters--Gamora and Loki (currently the most overused villain in the Marvel Universe). This issue lacks the drama of the issues preceding it. Gerry Duggan's scripting is readable and witty (as usual), but the story's pace slows to a crawl. The primary purpose seems to be setting-up spinoffs--which makes one wonder whether the primary purpose of t more

Infinity Wars #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Sep 12, 2018

WHO ARE THE INFINITY WARPS?
With Requiem tearing through the Marvel Universe, Loki whispering around its fringes and a new threat looming to devour everything, the very fabric of reality warps around the heroes of Earth... and the only way through winds through infinity itself!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #5 Sep 13, 2018
9.0

Well done job by Spencer in his starting arc. Ottley, Rathburn and Martin are keeping the art pretty great!

Amazing Spider-Man #5

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Sep 12, 2018

• Things look bad for Peter Parker...
•  ...but GREAT for Spider-Man!
•  The first arc of the epic new run on ASM comes to a climactic finish!
Rated T

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Kalaoui reviewed Infinity Wars #3 Sep 13, 2018
7.5

This is getting in WTF territory story wise. Duggan does not have or relay much clarity for motives of characters which leaves me with an empty feeling reading this 3rd chapter. The art saves this issue really. Let's hope it gets better in the next one.

Infinity Wars #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Sep 12, 2018

WHO ARE THE INFINITY WARPS?
With Requiem tearing through the Marvel Universe, Loki whispering around its fringes and a new threat looming to devour everything, the very fabric of reality warps around the heroes of Earth... and the only way through winds through infinity itself!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated X-23 #4 Sep 13, 2018
8.5

X-23 #4

By: Mariko Tamaki, Juan Cabal
Released: Sep 12, 2018

• It's a sisters-vs.-sisters showdown as Laura must battle through the Cuckoos' powerful mind
projections to rescue Gabby - but why did the Cuckoos kidnap Gabby in the first place?
•  And will Gabby be able to resist their psychic shackles, or will she turn against Laura too?
Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated Champions #24 Sep 13, 2018
9.0

Champions #24

By: Jim Zub, Sean Izaakse
Released: Sep 12, 2018

The Champions grapple with a foe that all the super-powers in the world cannot vanquish!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated Exiles #8 Sep 13, 2018
7.5

Exiles #8

By: Saladin Ahmed, Joe Quinones
Released: Sep 12, 2018

The Watchers are back! And their all-seeing eyes are fixed firmly on the Exiles. Sure, the team's time-traveling antics saved the Multiverse - but nobody messes with the timestream while these Watchers are on duty. Justice will be served - and you might be surprised who ELSE appears to dish it out. Featuring guest art from beloved HOWARD THE DUCK a...

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Kalaoui reviewed Fantastic Four #2 Sep 13, 2018
9.0

Slott is hitting all the right notes. The only downside is this issue needed more room to breathe while facing Entropy. The art is just magnificent. Pichelli's designs are otherworldly and they're finely colored by Gracia!

Fantastic Four #2

By: Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 12, 2018

WISH YOU WERE HERE!
What have Reed, Sue and the kids been up to all this time? What adventures have they been on? What strange new friends have they found along the way? What deadly new enemies have they made? And what are Franklin and Valeria's new codenames? All these questions will be answered... just in time for ENTIRE UNIVERSES TO DIE!
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Kalaoui rated Black Science #38 Sep 11, 2018
8.5

Black Science #38

By: Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera
Released: Sep 5, 2018

    END OF STORY ARC! "LATER THAN YOU THINK": Conclusion-Grant and Sara McKay stand at the center of the Onion, finding not heaven or hell, damnation or redemption, but a truth far grander and stranger than even the Dimensionauts could ever have imagined.

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Kalaoui reviewed Death Of The Inhumans #3 Sep 11, 2018
8.0

This issue has some improvements over the last one and somehow gets to a more coherent direction. The art improved also but maybe i'm just getting used to this new style Ariel Olivetti is trying. It also could be that he's not coloring his own art and it adds to the differences.

Death Of The Inhumans #3

By: Donny Cates, Ariel Olivetti
Released: Sep 5, 2018

Once, Black Bolt's voice could shatter planets. Now, it cannot even break down the walls that hold him. The Midnight King is naught but a wounded prisoner - and his family but lambs to the slaughter. They will plea for help from a distant ally. It will not save them.
Rated T+

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DDJamesB reviewed Captain America #3 Sep 6, 2018
8.0

Probably the best issue so far. This book has an awesome feel to it. It's very movie like and actually is fully based off the aftermath of Secret Empire unlike any other book. Lenil Yu is one of my favorite artists and his Cap is just amazing. Overall, this series is heading in the right direction and it's a good time to hop on.

Captain America #3

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Sep 5, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
•  Cap and the Black Panther embark on a daring raid into the heart of the Nuke army, while Sharon Carter takes on a secret mission into danger!
Rated T+

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READ RUMBLE reviewed Captain America #3 Sep 6, 2018
7.5

Anyone reading a book titled ‘Captain America’ and thinks politics won’t be in it is unrealistic. I do not feel Coates is pushing any agenda and while Secret Empire was unpopular I’m glad Coates isn’t ignoring it. It makes for a more layered and complicated Cap, which is also more interesting. Why is there some unwritten rule a writer can’t include another character they are writing more

Captain America #3

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Sep 5, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
•  Cap and the Black Panther embark on a daring raid into the heart of the Nuke army, while Sharon Carter takes on a secret mission into danger!
Rated T+

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READ RUMBLE - Sep 7, 2018

Good advice btw myconius

myconius - Sep 7, 2018

@READ RUMBLE - my pleasure. :)

Kalaoui reviewed Captain America #3 Sep 11, 2018
8.5

Bet issue yet. Not ignoring Secret Empire and actually building on its main ideas. You cannot just brush that whole disaster aside like it was nothing. The complexities of what America has become today features heavily here. It doesn't go for the easy road either. Coates still has room to improve as his transitions are still off a bit.
leinil Yu is in top form and is aided by Alanguilan inks more

Captain America #3

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Sep 5, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
•  Cap and the Black Panther embark on a daring raid into the heart of the Nuke army, while Sharon Carter takes on a secret mission into danger!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Ant-Man & The Wasp #5 Sep 10, 2018
9.0

What a wonderful mini series this was. I feel like i need more. Should've been an ongoing. Kudos to Waid for his great writing, Garron for his Amazing art and Silva's beautiful colors. Javier Garron has done an outstanding job here!!

Ant-Man & The Wasp #5

By: Mark Waid, Javi Garron
Released: Sep 5, 2018

• Our heroes make it back to Earth! But...
•  Shouldn't Earth be bigger? This is a big (small) problem!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui added The New World to their pull list Sep 8, 2018

The New World

    SERIES PREMIERE!

The United States of America-after the Second Civil War.
Two lovers meet. One: a straight-edge vegan hacker anarchist boy with a penchant for messing with the State. The other: a chaotic, hedonistic cop with a reality TV show and a license to kill. This really shouldn't happen-and yet, somehow,...

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Kalaoui rated Avengers #7 Sep 5, 2018
8.5

Avengers #7

By: Jason Aaron, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 5, 2018

FEATURING GHOST RIDER 1,000,000 BC!
If you thought you knew the beginnings of the Marvel Universe, you were wrong! Odin and his Prehistoric Avengers represent a period of Marvel history that's never been explored. That exploration begins this issue with the origin of the very first Ghost Rider, one who rides a flaming woolly mammoth and battles...

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Kalaoui rated Thanos Legacy #1 Sep 5, 2018
8.0

Thanos Legacy #1

By: Donny Cates, Cory Smith
Released: Sep 5, 2018

"THANOS WINS"...AGAIN?
Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling "Thanos Wins" and the world-shattering INFINITY WARS! How did Thanos' journey back from the future lead to the events of INFINITY WARS PRIME? Now it can be told!
Rated Parental Advisory

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8.5

X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis #2

By: Ed Piskor
Released: Aug 29, 2018

SPACE INVADERS!
The Shi'ar! The Brood! The Starjammers! Watch as Marvel's merry mutants take to the stars for the very first time all over again. See the inaugural X-Men adventures of Kitty Pryde and Carol Danvers. Marvel at the conclusion of the now-classic DARK PHOENIX SAGA.   A great entry point for new and lapsed X-Men fans alike...

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Kalaoui added X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis to their pull list Aug 31, 2018

X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis

It's ALL-NEW and ALL-DIFFERENT! Witness Wolverine, Thunderbird, Colossus, Storm and Sunfire suit up as X-Men for the very first time all over again! All through the lens of comics auteur ED PISKOR, who lovingly researches, writes, pencils, inks, colors and letters every page just for you!
The second act of X-MEN GRAND DESIGN begins now!
Ra...

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Kalaoui rated Ms. Marvel #33 Aug 30, 2018
8.5

Ms. Marvel #33

By: G. Willow Wilson, Nico Leon
Released: Aug 29, 2018

SUPER HERO-SIZED PROBLEMS!
•  KAMALA and BRUNO's experiments have gone a bit awry!
•  But MS. MARVEL needs to pull it together if she's going to save the day!
•  And don't miss the SHOCKING battle between MS. MARVEL and a classic Marvel villain!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated Exiles #7 Aug 29, 2018
8.0

Exiles #7

By: Saladin Ahmed, Rod Reis
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Blink's original time-traveling companions make an appearance, including fan-favorites Sabretooth, Morph and Nocturne! And they're just in time for a showdown with the gunslinging Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! But what does that mean for Blink and her NEW family of Exiles? And the Exiles aren't the only familiar faces in town. They call him "King," ...

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Kalaoui reviewed Marvel Two-In-One #9 Aug 29, 2018
7.5

Good story but the rushed/atrocious art is not helping.

Marvel Two-In-One #9

By: Chip Zdarsky, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Aug 29, 2018

RETURN OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR
  THE FANTASTIC FOUR are BACK!
•   But there's something quite off about them...
•  Ben and Johnny, powerless and stranded, are in the fight of their lives as NEXT OF KIN continues!
Rated T

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Kalaoui rated Extermination #2 Aug 29, 2018
8.5

Extermination #2

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Write...

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Kalaoui rated X-23 #3 Aug 29, 2018
8.5

X-23 #3

By: Mariko Tamaki, Juan Cabal
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Laura has faced plenty of threats in her day... And when those threats take aim at Gabby, all bets are off. But the stakes are even higher - and the consequences more dire - when Laura comes up against a psychic superthreat: the Cuckoos!
Rated T+

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Kalaoui rated X-Men: Red #7 Aug 27, 2018
8.5

X-Men: Red #7

By: Tom Taylor, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Aug 22, 2018

• To escape his present, Magneto travels to the future!
•  But even 20 years later, there will always be X-Men...
Rated T+

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Kalaoui reviewed Black Panther #3 Aug 27, 2018
9.0

Coates is trucking along and i dig what he's doing. Daniel Acuna is a master artist. Period.

Black Panther #3

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: Aug 22, 2018

THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA CONTINUES!
The rebels make their move! On the verge of liberating the Nameless, T'Challa, M'Baku and Nakia hunt for mysterious artifact that promises to turn the tide. What is the M'Kraan Shard? And will T'Challa find its acquisition worth the cost?
Rated T

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Kalaoui rated Old Man Hawkeye #8 Aug 27, 2018
8.0

Old Man Hawkeye #8

By: Sacks, Marco Checchetto
Released: Aug 22, 2018

HAWKEYE AND HAWKEYE - TOGETHER AGAIN!
•  It's HAWKEYE and HAWKEYE back together again, as KATE BISHOP and CLINT BARTON make
their way across the Wastelands.
•  But what will their confrontation with SONGBIRD reveal?
•  Plus: BULLSEYE vs. RED SKULL's secret weapon - the WINTER SOLDIER!

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DDJamesB reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #4 Aug 23, 2018
8.0

Ive really been enjoying this new Spider-Man series. The concept remains fun and interesting and I am excited to see how this pans out. Overall, Spencer is doing just fine.

Amazing Spider-Man #4

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Aug 22, 2018

PETER PARKER VS. SPIDER-MAN?!
PETER PARKER & SPIDER-MAN IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME?!
•  Things are crazy for Spider-Man. His personal life in turmoil, the giant TRI-SENTINEL returning to attack NYC...
•  ...and someone is out there impersonating Peter Parker!
•  Is it the Chamele...

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mrDovydas reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #4 Aug 22, 2018
8.5

Nick Spencer perfectly captures the voice of the characters. This arc has been great so far, and every single issue leaves me wanting more.

Amazing Spider-Man #4

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Aug 22, 2018

PETER PARKER VS. SPIDER-MAN?!
PETER PARKER & SPIDER-MAN IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME?!
•  Things are crazy for Spider-Man. His personal life in turmoil, the giant TRI-SENTINEL returning to attack NYC...
•  ...and someone is out there impersonating Peter Parker!
•  Is it the Chamele...

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