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Granfalloon reviewed Outpost Zero #4 Oct 13, 2018
9.0

This was the surprise hit of the year for me. Great writing, great characters, and a slow building menace. I'm on board for act 2!

Outpost Zero #4

By: Sean McKeever, Alexandre Tefenkgi
Released: Oct 10, 2018

END OF STORY ARC

With one friend dead, Alea confronts Sam about what really happened out there on the Frost... and the fallout will shake the Outpost's very foundation.

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Granfalloon reviewed Infinite Dark #1 Oct 13, 2018
8.0

I gave this issue a try on a whim, and it surprised me pleasantly. I'm not sure exactly what grabbed me, but a combination of the characters and the overall mood really worked for me. I'm adding it to my pull list.

Infinite Dark #1

By: Ryan Cady, Andrea Mutti
Released: Oct 10, 2018

The universe ended, but onboard the void station Orpheus, a skeleton crew of humanity survived: the last two thousand souls, waiting for a second big bang that may never come. Now, two years into their voyage, Security Director Deva Karrell investigates the station's first murder-and the otherworldly motives behind it.

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Granfalloon reviewed She Could Fly #4 Oct 13, 2018
8.0

I kinda expected to love this book slightly more than I did. There's a really strong character-based story in here about. mental illness, but in this issue it's mostly overshadowed by spy hijinx and over-the-top violence. I must admit, I didn't care at all about the spy story. The mental illness aspect was really interesting though, and I'll probably pick up the next arc based on that.

She Could Fly #4

By: Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Luna's journey to get to the bottom of the Flying Woman's death finally comes to a head, just as EON-DEF, Chinese Intelligence, and the U.S. government encircle the Brewster household.

  Will any of the family survive the encounter? And even if they do, will the stress of all this mentally break Luna once and for all?

Th...

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Granfalloon reviewed Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim #3 Oct 13, 2018
7.0

I'm in two minds on this book. It's pretty funny and the characters are very well written. But on the down side, there's a lot of gratuitous violence that there never seems to be any consequences for. That kind of ruins it a bit for me. But I'm keen to see what else the writer writes.

Oh S#!t It's Kim & Kim #3

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera
Released: Oct 10, 2018

The Fighting Kims find themselves in their most dire situation yet!
Captured, they've got to break free before they're transported to the most notorious prison colony ever.
Kim D. is all out of ideas so it's up to Kim Q. to save the day!
Yeah... we're not hopeful either.

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Granfalloon reviewed Mr. and Mrs. X #3 Sep 20, 2018
6.5

It's perhaps surprising that the combination of Kelly Thompson (usually very funny) and Deadpool (comic relief) was so meh. Deadpool just isn't funny here, and the jokes about him killing people is really just bad taste. Thankfully now Deadpool is gone again so maybe next issue will pick up. So far this series has disappointed.

Mr. and Mrs. X #3

By: Kelly Thompson, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Sep 19, 2018

LOVE & MARRIAGE PART 3!
ROGUE and GAMBIT'S romantic getaway is but a faint memory as they're forced to team up with DEADPOOL to protect a dangerous and extremely valuable "package" when half the galaxy comes to claim it. What secrets does the package hold that the Imperial Guard and Deathbird (with an entire Shi'ar rebellion in tow!) wi...

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Granfalloon reviewed New Mutants: Dead Souls #5 Jul 12, 2018
10

This might be my favourite X-Book at the moment. I wish it was an ongoing. This issue was brilliant.

New Mutants: Dead Souls #5

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Gorham
Released: Jul 11, 2018

AT THE SANCTUM SANCTORUM!
•  THE NEW MUTANTS are going to rob the house of the one guy you probably shouldn't rob.
•  But is what lurks inside DOCTOR STRANGE's lair more than they bargained for?
•  Nightmares, evil spirits, dark magic and...questionable leftovers?!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Immortal Hulk #2 Jul 6, 2018
6.0

This is very well done, but I'm not sure I like this horrible, cruel minded hulk. I'll see where Ewing takes it though, I guess. I'm not interested in reading another Punisher book but maybe he'll make it interesting.

Immortal Hulk #2

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 4, 2018

A random small-town tragedy. A mystery illness that spreads with grief. A green glow on a lonely mountain. Three puzzle pieces that fit together to make a nightmare. And the only mind on Earth than can connect them up...belongs to the Immortal Hulk.
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Death or Glory #3 Jul 4, 2018
8.0

Really good issue, I really enjoyed getting Glory's backstory.

Death or Glory #3

By: Rick Remender, Bengal
Released: Jul 4, 2018

Glory has found a way to save her father's life, but getting there means barreling into the heart of her ex's criminal empire-and the horrors he committed there.

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10

My favourite book this year. I miss it already.

Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6

By: Mark Russell, Mike Feehan
Released: Jun 6, 2018

His life and career are in ashes, but Snagglepuss still has one card to play. Don't miss the unforgettable conclusion to EXIT STAGE LEFT! Plus, in the explosive finale to "Sasquatch Detective," Tonya's disguise is blown while investigating a crime ring inside a day spa!

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8.0

Astonishing X-Men #12

By: Charles Soule, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Jun 6, 2018

THE FINAL SHOWDOWN FOR...A MAN CALLED X!
•  It's XAVIER and PSYLOCKE versus PROTEUS!
•  In a battle for reality itself, which of these super-powered psychics will win?
•  And when the dust settles, what's next for the Astonishing X-men?
Rated T+

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6.5

Infinity Countdown #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: Jun 6, 2018

Ultron has long wished to take over all there is and replace it with only Ultron...but now armed with an Infinity Stone, he has never been closer to his goal. With the Guardians falling apart, who can step forward to stop the singularity from overwhelming everything?
Rated T+

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Granfalloon rated Champions #20 May 26, 2018
8.0

Champions #20

By: Jim Zub, Sean Izaakse
Released: May 23, 2018

• What good is conquering a world if it's already destroyed by the time you take over? The Master is determined to save Earth from itself and the Champions are going to help him do it...
•  Plus, a new hero from an unexpected source - Who is Snowguard?
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Incredible Hulk #717 May 26, 2018
8.0

Pak's run has had its strengths and weaknesses, but he cares about Amadeus and we've seen some good character development and it ends with emotion. I didn't feel it worked quite as well as intended, but nevertheless, props for actually giving a character some growth.

Incredible Hulk #717

By: Greg Pak, Carlo Barberi
Released: May 23, 2018

THE MONSTER'S END!
The curse of the Hulk has turned into a horror, and now Amadeus enters his final showdown with the monster within. But what happens if the monster...turns out to be Amadeus himself? A hero faces his greatest demons with the lives of everyone he loves in the balance and massive repercussions for Amadeus and the Hulk!
Rated...

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6.5

Characters like Aphra have an inbuilt time-limit. Either they eventually learn and grow into better people, or they just keep repeating the same mistakes and get annoying. Aphra needs to change soon or this book will become boring.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20

By: Si Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: May 23, 2018

BROKEN, INSIDE BEGINS NOW!
Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time, she finds herself in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hub-droid. Take one step too far? KABLOOEY! Normally, this wouldn't be an issue to sit still for Aphra - but what happens when her Imperial captors send her hub-droid to the middle...

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Granfalloon reviewed Despicable Deadpool #291 May 26, 2018
4.0

I don't get Deadpool's character anymore. He seems to have lost any kind of humanity. And worse, the book just isn't that funny.

Despicable Deadpool #291

By: Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish
Released: Dec 27, 2017

DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE Part 5
•  Wait - did you think the title of this story was a joke? IT'S NOT. This month DEADPOOL ACTUALLY KILLS CABLE. Seriously.
•  And his new best buddy, Stryfe, could not be happier about it!
•   Join Deadpool as he continues his journey back to the dark side!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Blue #27 May 11, 2018
8.0

When I realised they were sidelining the main team I was disappointed, but to his credit Cullen Bunn has built a good story and made me care about a lot of the fill-in players. Some good character work and nice pacing make this book worth reading.

X-Men: Blue #27

By: Cullen Bunn, Marcus To
Released: May 9, 2018

• With the Original Five X-Men lost in space, a new team of mutants has emerged to face the White Queen, Havok, Miss Sinister and Bastion!
•  But while the new X-Men are away, the Marauders will play, striking viciously at Magneto.
•  Magneto is forced to make a terrible decision, leading him ever clo...

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Granfalloon reviewed Detective Comics #979 Apr 26, 2018
8.0

This arc is pulling together all the threads from Tynion's run, and I'm digging it.

Detective Comics #979

By: James Tynion IV, Philippe Briones
Released: Apr 25, 2018

"Batmen Eternal" part four! Ulysses Armstrong knows everything there is to know about Tim Drake's future-including every inevitable step he'll take on the road to becoming a dark version of himself! Unfortunately, Ulysses is perfectly happy to take everything from him...and use it to give birth to an unstoppable menace!

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Granfalloon rated All-New Wolverine #34 Apr 26, 2018
6.0

All-New Wolverine #34

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  OLD WOMAN LAURA Part 2
•  Though most of the world's problems have been solved in the future, that doesn't mean there are no opportunities to SNIKT every now and then...
•  ...and now that Laura's back in the suit, she's finding those opportunities aplenty.
•  Plus: GUEST STARS you'd never believe and exotic locales you ...

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Granfalloon reviewed Hunt For Wolverine #1 Apr 26, 2018
6.5

I bought this to see whether I'd pick up the mini-series. I didn't really get into it. There just didn't feel like there was much to it. It needed some extra depth or character work or something.

I'd give it a slightly higher rating if it was normal price, but for an expensive issue, it was disappointing.

Hunt For Wolverine #1

By: Charles Soule, David Marquez
Released: Apr 25, 2018

The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan's death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverin...

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Granfalloon rated Astonishing X-Men #9 Mar 15, 2018
8.0

Astonishing X-Men #9

By: Charles Soule, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Mar 14, 2018

NUKE-CLEAR WAR Part 3
•  As a reality storm batters London and its inhabitants, PSYLOCKE must choose between trusting the mysterious MAN CALLED X and letting her beloved city fall into ruin.
•  The SHADOW KING freed a brand-new threat with his dying throes, but who is this new threat?
•  And how can the X-Men hope to stand ...

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Granfalloon rated Avengers #679 Feb 8, 2018
2.0

Avengers #679

By: Mark Waid, Aaron Kim Jacinto
Released: Feb 7, 2018

NO SURRENDER Part 5
THE AVENGERS WEEKLY EPIC CONTINUES!
Who is the Challenger? What is at stake in his grudge match with the Grandmaster? And when the two of them clash, can the Earth survive the destruction they unleash?
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Daredevil #598 Feb 8, 2018
6.5

I'll be honest. This arc seems to be getting lots of love but it's just not for me. I'm finding it a bit boring. Been there, seen that.

Daredevil #598

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Feb 7, 2018

MAYOR FISK Part 4
•  While Mayor Fisk continues his crusade against vigilantes, a new player joins the resistance against him...the psychopathic murder artist Muse!
•  Can Daredevil deal with assaults from both sides of this conflict?
Rated T+

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Granfalloon rated Batman #40 Feb 8, 2018
8.0

Batman #40

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Feb 7, 2018

"SUPERFRIENDS" part four! Since the beginning, the friendship between Batman and Wonder Woman has stood at the heart of the DC Universe. Now that friendship is coming apart, and as it does, the universe itself begins to crumble. The conclusion of Batman's team-up with Wonder Woman. (This story was previously slated to run in BATMAN #39.)

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Red #1 Feb 8, 2018
8.0

Great start! Lots of fun and hopeful vibe, and sets up a great conflict for future issues.

X-Men: Red #1

By: Tom Taylor, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Feb 7, 2018

The Hate Machine Part 1
THE FIRST SENSATIONAL ARC OF AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN STARTS HERE!
JEAN GREY is back! Returned to a world she doesn't recognize, the First Lady of the X-MEN gathers an unlikely team - NIGHTCRAWLER, NAMOR and LAURA KINNEY (A.K.A. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE) - to face an evil that threatens to tear down XAVIER's dream by any me...

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Granfalloon reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Jan 13, 2018
7.0

The first mis-step in what's been an excellent series. The juxtaposition of everyday dialogue with Scott and Barda fighting for their lives is a bit too cute, and drags on a bit too long. I got bored, frankly. Also, their blasé attitude toward killing guards felt a bit tacky, and made me think less of them as characters.

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

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Granfalloon reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #793 Dec 27, 2017
5.0

This is the kind of crossover I hate. Very average story. Nothing very interesting here. I'd rather they just let the two titles do their own thing.

Amazing Spider-Man #793

By: Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 27, 2017

VENOM INC. Part 4
•  Spider-Man has been compromised by Maniac and it looks like his only hope...
•  ...is Eddie Brock? Peter Parker isn't going to like that!
Rated T

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Granfalloon reviewed Royals #12 Dec 16, 2017
4.0

What the hell was that all about? Disappointing. I didn't get it at all.

Royals #12

By: Al Ewing, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Dec 13, 2017

FIRE FROM HEAVEN Part 4
•  The Royals have what they went beyond the edge of space for: the mystical element Primagen, the catalyst to saving the Inhuman race.
•  But in the future, the Last Inhuman pays the price for their defiance--as the Progenitors return to Earth!
•  Five thousand years on, is it too late to avert...JUD...

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Granfalloon reviewed Batman Annual #2 Dec 11, 2017
10

Sniff... just something in my eye.... waaaaaaaah... Oh, just go buy it. Comic of the year.

Batman Annual #2

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Nov 29, 2017

Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina's first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowls. And a little crimefighti...

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Granfalloon reviewed Spider-Man #235 Dec 10, 2017
7.0

Eh. Not bad but not much going on.

Spider-Man #235

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Dec 6, 2017

SINISTER SIX REBORN ParT 2
•  The mysterious new Iron Spider rolls into Miles Morales' life with the destructive power of the new Sinister Six.
•  Sadly for those close to Miles, it's not just his life that's going to get obliterated.
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed U.S.Avengers #12 Dec 8, 2017
7.5

US Avengers 12 ends with an issue that pretty much typifies Ewing's run. By turns inspired, funny, smart, but maddeningly unfocused and lacking a real core. Ewing remains a promising writer who can't quite make the step into being a great one. Lots of fun but ultimately lacking something.

U.S.Avengers #12

By: Al Ewing, Paco Diaz
Released: Nov 29, 2017

CANNONBALL RUN Part 2
•  Glenbrook goes to war - and the U.S.Avengers are caught in the middle!
•  But do they side with humanity - or the alien invaders?
•  It's a final battle for the soul of America - over a million light-years from Earth!
Rated T+

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