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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...

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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!
•&nb...

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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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Granfalloon reviewed Runaways #1 Sep 16, 2017
8.5

Bringing back Runaways was always gonna be a tough gig! I was very nervous about this one. But this first issue is a really good start. Nice characterisation of Nico and Chase, and for once Nico mostly looks like Nico! I'm definitely on board to see where this one takes us...

Runaways #1

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Sep 13, 2017

GET READY TO RUN!
The "IT" book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back - Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won't believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka...

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Granfalloon reviewed X-Men: Gold #11 Sep 6, 2017
7.0

I don't feel like the short arcs are really doing this title justice. There's not enough time to build suspense. The fights are kind of over before they begin. There was a big build up of how strong Omega Red is, then he ended up being beaten pretty easily. And I know this series is trading on nostalgia, but Peter and Kitty again? Really? Can't we do something a bit new?

X-Men: Gold #11

By: Marc Guggenheim, Lan Medina
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Soviet scourge OMEGA RED has returned!
•  But what does his return have to do with the reappearance of a relative COLOSSUS and MAGIK thought long lost?
• Can the X-Men trust ANATOLY RASPUTIN to help put Omega Red back in the grave? Or does he have ulterior motives for calling upon the X-Men?
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Jessica Jones #12 Sep 6, 2017
8.0

The Maria Hill arc left me a bit cold, but Bendis pulls it all together well here. Maria's story is kind of tragic, even if it's a self-inflicted tragedy. I'm glad we're moving on, but I enjoyed this issue.

Jessica Jones #12

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• The secrets of Maria Hill are revealed, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again! Has Jessica opened a door that she can now never close? How will it affect the other Defenders?
Parental Advisory

Granfalloon reviewed Batman #30 Sep 6, 2017
9.0

Tom King really shines in the smaller moments between the big action. This issue is a great example. He makes us care for Kite Man and really feel something. One of the best issues of his run.

Batman #30

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN" part two! In our second "War of Jokes and Riddles" interlude, it's the making of a super-villain! He's been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman-now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He's lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

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Granfalloon reviewed Ms. Marvel #21 Aug 15, 2017
9.0

This is a really strong issue. Wilson knows how to write a book that is topical but still believable. The characterisation here is excellent, and I found it quite moving.

Ms. Marvel #21

By: G. Willow Wilson, Marco Failla
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Keep your friends close and your enemies closer - a familiar adage for a veteran hero like Ms. Marvel.
•  But when Kamala discovers that one of her old friends has joined forces with her enemies, things get a LOT more complicated...
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Secret Empire #8 Aug 9, 2017
10

Oh wow, this could be my favourite Marvel event ever. It's all coming together now. No spoilers, I'll just say this one was moving and inspiring. Loved it.

Secret Empire #8

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Aug 9, 2017

UNITED WE STAND - against the SECRET EMPIRE!
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Superman #28 Aug 3, 2017
6.0

I usually like this book, but these two issues were clunky and corny. I don't mind a bit of history, but it was delivered very dully and all the American flags got a bit much.

Superman #28

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Aug 2, 2017

This issue now features "ROAD TRIP" part two! As the Kents' family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives, you can bet that their gonna need a vacation after their vacation!

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Granfalloon reviewed Spider-Man #19 Aug 3, 2017
8.0

Any Ganke-centric issue is a hit with me! This is more a building-stuff-up issue than anything climactic, but it's got some good character stuff.

Spider-Man #19

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• Miles has been wrestling with some inner demons and losing.
•  Has he gone so far into the dark that he can't find his way back into the light?
Rated T

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Granfalloon reviewed The Unstoppable Wasp #8 Aug 2, 2017
10

The perfect finale. I've loved this book, and the last issue is moving and funny. I hope we get to see more Nadia in the MU, and more of Jeremy Whitley's writing, because this has been a great book.

The Unstoppable Wasp #8

By: Jeremy Whitley, Rosy Higgins
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• When you need something smashed, you call a Hulk. When you need to win a war, you call a Captain America. But when you need to make the world worth saving, you call the Wasp.
•  Everything Nadia has been building is in ruins, but she has Janet Van Dyne on her side and there's nothing the two of them can't handle together.
Rated T+

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Granfalloon reviewed Jessica Jones #11 Aug 2, 2017
6.0

I'm losing patience with this arc. Mostly because I don't care about Maria Hill, and nothing seems to be going anywhere. What's the point? Not much Jessica either.

Jessica Jones #11

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos
Released: Aug 2, 2017

• The secrets of Maria Hill are revealed, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again! Has Jessica opened a door that she can now never close? And how will it affect the other Defenders?
Parental Advisory

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