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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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Granfalloon reviewed Superman #36 Dec 8, 2017
7.5

I enjoyed this overall arc, but felt this finale was a bit rushed. I wish it had taken another few issues! Also, what is it with Tomasi/Gleeson and soldiers?

Superman #36

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 6, 2017

"Imperius Lex" finale! Votes begin to be cast in Kryptonian blood as Apokolips' hordes of hellish residents choose a new leader to occupy Darkseid's throne. The Man of Steel finds himself caught in a violent democratic battle with Lex Luthor leading the race for godhood!
RATED T

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Granfalloon reviewed Superman #34 Nov 4, 2017
9.0

Building to something big.

Superman #34

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Ed Benes
Released: Nov 1, 2017

"IMPERIUS REX" part two! As the conflict continues, Superman teams with Lex Luthor to bring peace to a leaderless and warring Apokolips as a new warrior enters the battlefield: Lois Lane, female fury. May Granny Goodness have mercy on all their souls...

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Granfalloon reviewed Spider-Man #234 Nov 2, 2017
8.0

This is the start of a new arc, so it's a build issue. I love that we get Miles' supporting cast back, they really have developed into a great ensemble.

Spider-Man #234

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Nov 1, 2017

SINISTER SIX REBORN  Part 1
Miles' world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing will compare to what the mysterious Iron-Spider and his brand new SINISTER SIX will do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, Electro and Bombshell (?!) join this mystery villain to make Miles' life a living hell.
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rat...

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Granfalloon reviewed Aquaman #29 Oct 24, 2017
9.0

This book has improved out of sight since Sejic took over the art. It's one of the best DC books out there right now. Great story, stunning art.

Aquaman #29

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Oct 18, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part five! Desperate to penetrate the supernatural barrier surrounding Atlantis, Mera enlists the help of an ex-Atlantean magician: Garth, the Titan known as Tempest! But Aquaman's former protégé has sworn off his mystical practices, and the magisters of the Silent School don't take betrayal lightly. Meanwhile, as Arthur and ...

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Granfalloon reviewed Action Comics #989 Oct 23, 2017
8.0

I wasn't sold on the whole Superman's Dad thing, but this arc has developed into a real page-turner, with a nice emotional conflict that fits well into the rebirth era's theme of cynicism vs hope. At the moment I'm really enjoying this book.

Action Comics #989

By: Dan Jurgens, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"THE OZ EFFECT" part three! The startling revelation of Mr. Oz's origin has stopped the Man of Steel dead in his tracks. With Superman distracted by disasters looming around the world, Mr. Oz has the time to confront Lois Lane.
RATED T

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Granfalloon reviewed New Superman #16 Oct 23, 2017
8.0

This book has become really consistently interesting. Good characters, and I like that (for the most part) it exists in its own little world without too much interference from the rest of the DCU.

New Superman #16

By: Gene Luen Yang, Brent Peeples
Released: Oct 11, 2017

"Equilibrium" part two! Kenan's battle with the Suicide Squad ended in disaster, and when the New Super-Man of China comes to, he wakes up in...Gotham City? All-Yang's plan to corrupt our hero and show him the true nature of China's destiny stands revealed!
RATED T

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Granfalloon reviewed The Mighty Thor #700 Oct 18, 2017
9.0

A very enjoyable anniversary issue. For once, the extra price and page count was worth it!

The Mighty Thor #700

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Oct 18, 2017

DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1
The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane's cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. T...

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Granfalloon reviewed Defenders #6 Oct 13, 2017
7.5

This issue is just a kind of build-issue, but it trundles along okay. No great moments though.

Defenders #6

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Oct 11, 2017

KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 1
The Defenders: Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil, protectors of the people, are in a desperate struggle to keep New York City safe in the wake of the power vacuum caused by the Kingpin's absence and the all-out street war that results!  So what could make things even worse for our team of ha...

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Granfalloon reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #789 Oct 11, 2017
9.0

This might be almost the perfect "Legacy" issue. Peter Parker, down on his luck, unloved and poor and trying to remember what he's doing it all for. It captures the essence of Peter Parker without feeling like a nostalgia exercise. One of the best issues for a long time. Made me excited about ASM for the first time in ages.

Amazing Spider-Man #789

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Oct 11, 2017

THE FALL OF PARKER Part 1
Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter - but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn't easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes. Peter Parker is not the Spider-Man you remember, but why is he taking his fight to THE DAILY BUGLE? And what happened t...

Granfalloon reviewed Uncanny Avengers #28 Oct 11, 2017
8.0

So nice to get a change of pace and a chance to catch up with the characters and where they're at. Action fans might not like this issue but I thought it was one of the best for ages. Since Zub took over there hasn't been much chance to stop and take stock and have some character development. This issue makes up for that and made me re-interested in the team.

Uncanny Avengers #28

By: Jim Zub, Sean Izaakse
Released: Oct 11, 2017

STARS AND GARTERS Part 1
Part Avengers and part X-Men.  Two of Earth's mightiest heroes and two of Earth's mightiest friends. And when it comes to super-heroics, Wonder Man and the Beast have seen it, done it, and they got the T-shirt. When the world throws you cosmic conflict, global calamity, death, rebirth and heartache aplenty, it...

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Granfalloon reviewed Falcon #1 Oct 11, 2017
7.5

Pretty good first issue. A bit clunky in places maybe but enough to keep me interested and pick up #2.

Falcon #1

By: Rodney Barnes, Joshua Cassara
Released: Oct 11, 2017

TAKE FLIGHT Part 1
Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam's new mission finds him on a collision ...

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Granfalloon reviewed Iceman #6 Oct 11, 2017
7.5

I enjoyed the emotional aspect of the story. The action story of the girl setting off sentinels felt a bit false for me, though.

Iceman #6

By: Sina Grace, Robert Gill
Released: Oct 4, 2017

CHAMPIONS REASSEMBLED Part 1
ICEMAN, one of the most powerful mutants within the Marvel Universe, discovers his powers and his outlook on life evolving. He needs to lead the charge with a team who stand proudly by his side in the war to "protect those who can't protect themselves." Hercules, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, Darkstar, and Angel re-unit...

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Granfalloon reviewed Monsters Unleashed #6 Oct 7, 2017
8.0

This book seems kind of charming. This issue was well written, and the art was good. Feels like it could be a hit with the teen market.

Monsters Unleashed #6

By: Cullen Bunn, Andrea Broccardo
Released: Sep 20, 2017

THE LEAD UP TO LEGACY STARTS HERE!
•  KEI KAWADE thinks he knows what his powers can do, but honestly? He has NO idea.
•  Join the House of Ideas for the next chapter in this monster epic as KID KAIJU explores the very depths of his own abilities!
•  Featuring Kid Kaiju, ELSA BLOODSTONE, their merry band of monsters and som...

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Granfalloon reviewed Hawkeye #11 Oct 7, 2017
7.5

This book is consistently good without quite being great.

Hawkeye #11

By: Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• Hawkeye's personal beef with Madame Masque comes to a head when those closest to her are caught in the crossfire.
•  But when dark secrets about her past come to light, Kate's shaken to her core...
•  Can Kate find the strength to face her demons? Or will this be the case that ends Hawkeye Investigations - and Kate herself - fo...

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Granfalloon reviewed Avengers #672 Oct 7, 2017
8.0

Strong start to this mini-crossover. Great art from Jesus Saiz.

Avengers #672

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Oct 4, 2017

WORLDS COLLIDE Part 1
Following the events of GENERATIONS comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions! The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready ...

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7.5

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Sep 13, 2017

VADER IS BACK!
Rated T

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Granfalloon rated Star Wars #37 Oct 4, 2017
8.0

Star Wars #37

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• SCAR Squadron is back...with their deadliest attack yet!
Rated T

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Warriors #6 Oct 4, 2017
7.0

Some nice moments, but still feels like a book that's finding its feet.

Secret Warriors #6

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Juanan Ramirez
Released: Sep 13, 2017

THE SECRET EMPIRE HAS FALLEN - AND NOW IT'S DEADPOOL'S TURN.
•  During the Hydra takeover, Deadpool killed Agent Phil Coulson, Quake's mentor and close friend.
•  So now Quake is going to kill Deadpool.
•  But not if the rest of the Secret Warriors have anything to say about it!
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Granfalloon reviewed Spirits of Vengeance #1 Oct 4, 2017
7.5

Nice first issue sets the scene well.

Spirits of Vengeance #1

By: Victor Gischler, David Baldeon
Released: Oct 4, 2017

WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 1
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands... When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the kille...

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Granfalloon reviewed Spider-Man #21 Oct 4, 2017
8.0

This was a pretty fun arc in Japan. It's nice to see Miles away from all the crossover stuff for a while. Good that Ganke was not forgotten, too. Nothing too heavy, this was a nice fun story.

Spider-Man #21

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Nico Leon
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• Miles Morales has always had difficulty balancing his duties as Spider-Man with his studies at school, but his personal life is starting to suffer now, too!
•  Between Ganke, Goldballs, Bombshell, and his mother and father, Miles is being pulled in a million directions at once...and he's starting to come apart at the seams.
Rated T

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7.0

A lot of backstory getting crammed in to this issue, it felt a bit overloaded.

Justice League of America #15

By: Steve Orlando, Felipe Watanabe
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE" part four! Special guest artist Felipe Watanabe joins the fray to tell the two-part story of how Ray Palmer, the original Atom, first discovered the microverse! Witness this untold chapter in the DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH mythology, and learn how Palmer came to find himself betrayed and marooned within the dying microverse.

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Granfalloon reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Sep 28, 2017
7.0

The way this was marketed, I really expected it to be more of a self-contained story. So I was a bit disappointed in that context. As far as what it actually is - a loosely connected narrative teasing the forthcoming books - it works well, though a lot of the teasers were old news. There are a couple of returns of big characters, one that made me go "meh" and the second which surprised me and work more

Marvel Legacy #1

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic ...

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Granfalloon reviewed Spider-Men II #3 Sep 25, 2017
6.5

I hate flashback episodes.

Spider-Men II #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• Meeting the Miles Morales who was already in the Marvel Universe sets OUR Miles OFF!
•  As if he weren't struggling with interior conflicts that were tougher than the external conflicts, this revelation hits Miles hard.
•  Luckily, Peter Parker, an expert on personal tragedy and dark spots, is by his side!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Gold #12 Sep 24, 2017
8.0

This was one of the more interesting issues. I've been a bit frustrated by the short done-in-two-or-three stories, so it's nice to see Guggenheim building to something bigger.

X-Men: Gold #12

By: Marc Guggenheim, Luke Ross
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• While on a mission to apprehend the latest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the X-Men discovered a villain amongst their number who was a complete mystery.
•  Little did they know, the alien Kologoth was on a mission of his own!
•  Now, they're on the verge of discovering Kologoth's true nature...but will it be t...

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Granfalloon reviewed Green Lanterns #31 Sep 24, 2017
9.0

Loved it. Great character work.

Green Lanterns #31

By: Sam Humphries, Carlo Barberi
Released: Sep 20, 2017

"OUT OF TIME" finale! Simon Baz stands alone against Volthoom, the first and most powerful Lantern. It's a battle of courage and will that changes both Baz and Volthoom forever.

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8.0

Interesting cosmic developments. I like that Duggan is letting the Guardians get away from Earth and is building something big. And the art continues to amaze.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #10

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• The Guardians have been caught between the Collector and the Grandmaster, between the Raptors and the Novas, between being "heroes" and getting paid...but between you and me, they might need to work things out between themselves...
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Mister Miracle #2 Sep 16, 2017
8.5

Was a little disappointed there wasn't more of Scott's mental stuff from the first issue. But in its own way it's a great issue.

Mister Miracle #2

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 13, 2017

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to do...

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