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5.5

Seriously? The average rating is mid-8's right now? This was so bad, so formula, so inconsequential when all was said and done. No cast to speak of, screwy timetravel interpretation, insanely lucky battle showing by Marc repeatedly, and horrible details to the Moon Knight legacy - even though it can be argued that the whole "GLC" variety started specifically askew that just gave the story less imp more

Acts of Evil: Moon Knight Annual #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Ibrahim Moustafa
Released: Sep 11, 2019

MOON KNIGHT  BATTLES KANG THE CONQUEROR!
KANG THE CONQUEROR has found a way to rewrite history in his own image! But when the chance to settle an ancient grudge against the Egyptian god, Khonshu, tempts Kang, the process is interrupted and time and reality quickly go haywire. Now, Khonshu's avatar, Moon Knight, must find a way to fix the tim...

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Rick Jonez reviewed The Terrifics #16 May 25, 2019
7.5

Solid installment. Evil Stagg is a bit redundant of an evil Java. Subplots with Sapph, Dog, Offspring and Mrs.T are okay.

The Terrifics #16

By: Gene Luen Yang, Stephen Segovia
Released: May 22, 2019

The Terrifics have entered cyberspace for a battle unlike any they have faced before. It's a battle against...God? Well, the science is still out on that, but as our heroes face off against all manner of monstrous plagues, things do seem to be reaching biblical proportions. Could the key to all this be the mysterious Pixel?

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Rick Jonez reviewed Immortal Hulk #17 May 16, 2019
8.5

Even better after the references explained.

Immortal Hulk #17

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: May 15, 2019

• Bruce Banner is trapped inside Shadow Base Site A -  powerless and hunted by their top assassin.
•  He can't run forever. He can't change form. He can't survive...without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
•  But not the one you think.
Rated T+

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7.0

The banter was better than the battle. And I had to go in knowing everything about the Invasion of Canada would come across sillier than serious. It was good to get another Ratataskr tale.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #44

By: Ryan North, Derek Charm
Released: May 8, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  The other nine realms have fallen, Earth is under attack and the only one who can save us is DOREEN GREEN, A.K.A. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL.
•  So that's terrific. We're in great hands and don't need to worry at all! Phew.
•  Or at least we would be, if it wer...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Green Lantern #7 May 2, 2019
9.0

I agree with most of the comicbookroundup reviewers pros about the prose. The art styling was appropriate for this tale, too.

Green Lantern #7

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: May 1, 2019

After sacrificing himself to save the entire universe from a cosmic WMD, Hal Jordan finds himself trapped inside his own power ring! And he discovers an entire universe lies inside it, populated with souls whose lives are threatened when his ring runs out of power! Can Hal save yet another universe one issue after saving the last? Only Grant Morris...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Punisher #11 May 1, 2019
6.0

High octane - I'll give it that. But it was such a mangled choreography and blatant Punisher can't kill Handbook Guy story. Nice cover too, it's what grabbed me to read it.

Punisher #11

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: May 1, 2019

• With Bagalia in chaos and Zemo's back against the wall, Frank has never been in more danger!
•  How do you stop a criminal mastermind with an entire nation at his beck and call? What if you can't?
•  Desperate times call for desperate measures on all sides. The end is near.
Parental Advisory

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Rick Jonez reviewed Mr. and Mrs. X #10 Apr 27, 2019
7.5

Liked it.

Mr. and Mrs. X #10

By: Kelly Thompson, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Apr 24, 2019

• "Gambit & Rogue Forever" concludes!
•  Will the hottest couple in the Marvel Universe be able to escape Mojoworld?
•  Or will they be doomed to rerun hell?
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 26, 2019
5.0

Convoluted turn off.

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Invaders #4 Apr 13, 2019
7.0

Needless retcons to serve the writer's pitch instead of the characters are maddening. Bucky is amateurish here (even if the gun has blanks). Hammond is dull.

Invaders #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Butch Guice
Released: Apr 10, 2019

• Everything you know about the KING OF ATLANTIS is WRONG!
•  This issue: THE SECRET HISTORY OF NAMOR!
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed X-23 #11 Apr 12, 2019
7.5

Solid but uninteresting. Some more good Gabby banter. Although, the 'feathered' being cameo is curious.

X-23 #11

By: Mariko Tamaki, Diego Olortegui
Released: Apr 10, 2019

• X-23 vs. Honey Badger!
•  But what could drive a wedge between these two sisters?
•  Meanwhile, X-23 digs deeper into the shadows of a secret new organization, HARVEST!
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Winter Soldier #5 Apr 11, 2019
8.5

Megan Peters and Adrian Care gives fair props. The art was a bit lacking. Good prep origin for the return of RJ's Bucky WHENEVER that might be.


Winter Soldier #5

By: Kyle Higgins, Rod Reis
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Bucky and RJ must come to terms with RJ's new life and Bucky's brash decision. Will RJ accept the truth? Or has Bucky lost him for good? An ending filled with answers and regret!
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #19 Apr 11, 2019
7.5

Solid enough but too decompressively slow. Spidey felt a bit off. Might deserve an 8.

Amazing Spider-Man #19

By: Nick Spencer, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Apr 10, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 3
•  Something horrible happened last issue that's galvanized all the villains!
•  Spidey desperately needs to get out of this horrible situation, but there are lives (innocent and otherwise) at stake and...well...he's Spider-Man.
Rated T

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Rick Jonez reviewed Immortal Hulk #16 Apr 5, 2019
9.0

Good stuff with ride so far to find out mystery of the OBA so far.

Immortal Hulk #16

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Now Rick Jones is dead...and gone.
•  To learn why, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, an assassin out for his blood...
•  ...and the one thing that can cage the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Daredevil #3 Mar 29, 2019
8.5

Nothing original but still it was a good read, regardless.

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Winter Soldier #4 Mar 15, 2019
8.0

A strong character piece of RJ's dad but nothing spectacular. Well, except for the apparent finality of the final slip.

Winter Soldier #4

By: Kyle Higgins, Rod Reis
Released: Mar 13, 2019

A face from the past returns at a pivotal time in RJ's deprogramming. But is his return too good to be true? Or is Bucky just being paranoid? What lengths is he willing to go to keep RJ safe? An issue filled with shocking choices.
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Asgardians of the Galaxy #7 Mar 15, 2019
6.5

Worst issue so far but still important stuff happens.

Asgardians of the Galaxy #7

By: Cullen Bunn, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Mar 13, 2019

EGO AWAKES!
The Asgardians thought they were in trouble when they stumbled upon a planet full of refugees - and that was before the planet started moving. Just what have their newfound allies gotten them into?! And if the planet is this angry...what will its moon do?
Rated T

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Rick Jonez reviewed Meet The Skrulls #1 Mar 8, 2019
7.5

A decent start. A clearer protagonist would've been better. Nothing intriguingly new on the Skrull front, mostly recycle. The Iron Man cameo was disappointingly brief.

Meet The Skrulls #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Niko Henrichon
Released: Mar 6, 2019

WHO DO YOU TRUST?
The Warners are your typical family. Dad works at Stark. Mom works in a senator's office. Jennifer and Alice are students at Stamford High School. The only thing that makes them different is that they're shape-shifting Skrulls and have infiltrated our society to pave the way for a Skrull invasion. Robbie Thompson (SPIDER-MAN/D...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Heroes In Crisis #6 Feb 27, 2019
5.5

Bored. Not clear who is dead at this point. Does this 'first' Gold/Harley encounter preceed the first issue but follows all the confessionals we've see. This has got me serially screwed up so far.

Heroes In Crisis #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Get a deeper look into the inner workings of Sanctuary. When heroes visited the facility, they relived their trauma through virtual reality, contending with the events that brought them there in the hope of reaching a meaningful resolution. That is, until the trauma took over and escalated these personal events into a full-blown crisis! Find out wh...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Fantastic Four #7 Feb 27, 2019
7.5

Average. But after the long absence of FF stories that makes it better than average.

Fantastic Four #7

By: Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder
Released: Feb 27, 2019

"HERALD OF DOOM" PART TWO!
•  In a battle between Doctor Doom and Galactus, who would you favor...
•  A man who is trying to be a hero to his beloved nation or an unstoppable cosmic force of nature?
•  It's a simple choice, unless you're Mister Fantastic.
•  This dilemma, p...

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8.5

The Torch bits could've used a bit more oomph but otherwise all the Spidey adventure was such a fun read and show of real heroics.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #3

By: Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal
Released: Feb 20, 2019

• Spider-Man heads to a part of the Marvel Universe that you've never seen before!
•  It's always fun to see Spider-Man out of his element. Well, for YOU, anyway. Spidey doesn't agree.
•  And when "out of his element" is in a place that doesn't support human life? Uh-oh!
Rated T

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Rick Jonez reviewed Shuri #5 Feb 21, 2019
5.5

Mostly because of the IM content helped generate my interest.

Shuri #5

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Leonardo Romero
Released: Feb 20, 2019

THE TWO BADDEST GAUNTLET-WIELDERS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE UNITE!
An alien creature has invaded Wakanda! And with her powers strangely malfunctioning and her brother still missing, Shuri is in over her head. Time to call for backup. Enter: Iron Man! But can these two tech geniuses figure out how to de-power an energy-sucking alien before it destr...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Justice League Dark #8 Feb 20, 2019
7.0

Seriously, the average is almost 9 so far? Wow. It was too confusing for me after 1st read thru and the dialogue heavy layout could've flowed better.

Justice League Dark #8

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno
Released: Feb 13, 2019

"LORDS OF ORDER" part one! Wonder Woman and the Justice League Dark are in a race against time as the Otherkind close in on the rest of the magical community. With the world's magic failing, the team needs to rally the magic wielders of Earth together. But can they face down Doctor Fate and his newly assembled Lords of Order?!
RATED T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Nightwing #57 Feb 20, 2019
7.0

It was okay. I'd dropped this book awhile ago and this was a catch up. Duela is beyond creepy. Babs joking TWO 'kill you' comments were uncharacteristically offputting.

Nightwing #57

By: Scott Lobdell, Travis Moore
Released: Feb 20, 2019

Destiny...fate...predetermined inevitability... these are all things that Ric Grayson has struggled to reconcile now that he has been given a second chance at life. A life recently unburdened with years of trauma, defeat and struggle when the hero known as Nightwing was shot in the head. Now, Ric must come to terms with who he is, and what kind of ...

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8.5

Funny, funny stuff with enough comic book adventure to thoroughly enjoy IN SPITE OF the talking head ridiculousness. #rootingforwillie

Black Panther vs. Deadpool #4

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Jan 30, 2019

INTRODUCING...PANTHER-POOL! (YES, REALLY!)
A classic Marvel team-up gone terribly wrong! Who could have predicted it?! Luckily, there's an easy solution. All the Black Panther needs to do is give Deadpool a bullet-sized chunk of the world's most precious resource and let him return to New York in one piece. Wait, you say that's a terrible idea...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Captain America #7 Jan 31, 2019
8.0

A good solid issue that the last ponderous page puts over the top.

Captain America #7

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: Jan 30, 2019

"FUGITIVE" BEGINS HERE!
SUPERSTAR ARTIST ADAM KUBERT JOINS TA-NEHISI COATES FOR THE NEXT DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE LIFE OF MARVEL'S SOLDIER SUPREME!
Captain America - wanted for murder! And the victim is a familiar face in the Marvel Universe! How? Why? You'll have to read to find out!
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Immortal Hulk #12 Jan 23, 2019
8.0

I agree with: Comics: Jan 23, 2019 The Gathering - Charles Martin's critique and mark.


Immortal Hulk #12

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jan 23, 2019

"HULK IN HELL" PART TWO!
•  It whispers through many mouths. It destroys with many hands. Its only weapon is hate.
•  It wears human souls like masks on a stage to work its will on the world - but in the lowest hell, underneath all others, all the masks come off...
•  ...and THE ONE BELOW ALL...

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Rick Jonez reviewed Wonder Woman #62 Jan 22, 2019
7.5

An unimpressive arc that seemed to wrap up much more neatly for the final chapter. That whispering thing BETTER NOT LINGER as long as Fury whispering to Thor!

Wonder Woman #62

By: G. Willow Wilson, Xermanico
Released: Jan 16, 2019

It's the final knock-down drag-out battle between Ares and Wonder Woman-but is there still any hope of changing the young god's ways before he hardens into the worst possible version of himself? And if he does...is Wonder Woman to blame?

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Rick Jonez reviewed Return of Wolverine #4 Jan 18, 2019
5.0

Bland. Average. Not teaseworthy.

Return of Wolverine #4

By: Charles Soule, Declan Shalvey
Released: Jan 16, 2019

Can Logan handle the truth of what he's done?
Parental Advisory

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Rick Jonez reviewed Asgardians of the Galaxy #5 Jan 17, 2019
8.0

Liked the interactions to resolve this threat. Thor buffoonery for being caught between issues is expediently resolved. Enjoyable art.

Asgardians of the Galaxy #5

By: Cullen Bunn, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 16, 2019

RAGNAROK IS HERE!
It's the final battle for Earth as the Asgardians take on Nebula's full armada! But the undead may be the least of their problems. Just want is their supposed ally Loki up to now? Don't miss the end of the first thrilling arc!
Rated T+

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Rick Jonez reviewed Shazam! #1 Dec 5, 2018
7.5

Average. By the numbers. Safe. The ending was kind of special.

Shazam! #1

By: Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Dec 5, 2018

The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a sho...

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