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coby reviewed Avengers #34.1 Sep 14, 2014
10

Outstanding comic! One of the best I've ever read! I loved it!

Check out my in-depth review here.

Avengers #34.1

By: Al Ewing, Dale Keown
Released: Sep 10, 2014

• Last son of a dead utopia. Father-figure to a new species of humanity. Avenger. Hyperion is all these things... and more!
•  Now the Man From Nowhere searches for an unhinged cop killer, a kidnapped child...
•  ...and the answers to the questions that haunt him.
Rated T

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coby added Avengers (2012) to their pull list Sep 14, 2014

Avengers (2012)

The greatest heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team! Now shipping twice a month, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call - who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism - these are the Avengers NOW!

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coby added Fantastic Four (2014) to their pull list Sep 4, 2014

Fantastic Four (2014)

"THE FALL OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR" PART 1
The world's greatest comics magazine begins anew with Marvel's First Family, the Fantastic Four! But as the brilliant MR. FANTASTIC, the compassionate INVISIBLE WOMAN, the ever lovin' THING & the hot-headed HUMAN TORCH embark on a strange mission, they aren't met with new beginnings, but an untimely end...

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9.0

Coby's Top 5 Comic of the Week



I'll admit Jim Starlin is one of those classic creators who I've yet to get around to reading more of, and this week's new OGN, Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, has made me regret that. For someone who made his name in the 70s, Starlin's art looks just a more

Thanos: Infinity: The Infinity Revelation #1

By: Jim Starlin
Released: Aug 6, 2014

There is an imbalance in the universe. And since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels...incomplete. Now, the so-called Mad Titan would put both wrongs right. The revelatory waters of the Infinity Well lead Thanos on a new quest, with a once-sworn enemy at his side. A crusade that will bring confrontation with the Silver Surfer and ...

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coby reviewed Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14 Aug 9, 2014
8.0

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We get the origin story for Overdrive here, and it is wonderful. This is one of the only comics that can regularly get a laugh out of me. Beetle in the bathroom with Shocker and Silvermane's head hiding in the tub is hilarious, and was given away for fre more

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14

By: Steve Lieber
Released: Aug 6, 2014

• A year of duplicity and double crossing leads to this - who will live, who will die, who will get the head of Silvermane?
•  Spencer and Lieber bring this rollicking tail of evil to it's penultimate hour!

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coby reviewed Black Widow #9 Aug 9, 2014
7.0

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This is the "Friend from Foe" crossover storyline, and I dug it. It's two comics with the same setting: a boat. Crossbones and some of his cheap goons rig the boat to explode. The timer's set for 4 minutes. In each of the respective books, you see what P more

Black Widow #9

By: Nathan Edmondson, Phil Noto
Released: Aug 6, 2014

"FRIEND FROM FOE."
•  In the pursuit of XAOC, Black Widow finds THE PUNISHER!
•  And they are trapped on an abandoned oil tanker rigged to explode with CROSSBONES and his SKULL SQUAD!
•  Don't miss the other side of this action-packed crossover event in THE PUNISHER #9!

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coby reviewed Punisher #9 Aug 9, 2014
7.0

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This is the "Friend from Foe" crossover storyline, and I dug it. It's two comics with the same setting: a boat. Crossbones and some of his cheap goons rig the boat to explode. The timer's set for 4 minutes. In each of the respective books, you see what P more

Punisher #9

By: Nathan Edmondson, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 6, 2014

• In the middle of the Pacific, THE PUNISHER finds himself fighting alongside--or against?--BLACK WIDOW for access to a deadly criminal network.
•  But the clock is ticking. Will Frank and Natasha be able to complete their mission before they are taken down by their enemies...or each other?
•  See the...

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coby reviewed Miracleman #9 Aug 9, 2014
7.0

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This is one of those crazy issues I've been hearing about for the past year+, since I got back into comics. Since the story has already been told, it's been real tempting to track down the old black & white versions of Alan Moore's Miracleman to see what more

Miracleman #9

By: Alan Moore, Rick Veitch
Released: Aug 6, 2014

• The battle with Gargunza has ended.
•  The birth of Miracleman and Liz Moran's baby!
•  And a shocking surprise ending in this groundbreaking issue!
•  Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #9, plus bonus content.

NOTE: This issue will be polybagged

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coby added Miracleman to their pull list Aug 9, 2014

Miracleman

• KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again!
•  Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more -- now, a strange series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny!
•  Relive the ground-breaking eighties adventures that captured lightning in a bottle -- or experience them for th...

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coby added Punisher (2014) to their pull list Aug 9, 2014

Punisher (2014)

For years, The Punisher has waged a war on crime in New York City with an array of very large guns, but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons, and more has set his many sights due west. NOW! Frank Castle's in the City of Angels, looking to give the devil his due. Things aren't all they appear, though, with a highly trained military hit squad h...

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coby added Black Widow (2014) to their pull list Aug 9, 2014

Black Widow (2014)

"The Finely Woven Thread"
You've seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin-in ways of which those teams just wouldn't approve. From the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, Nathan Edmonson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and Phil Noto (Thunderbolts, X-23) ...

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coby reviewed Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1 Aug 2, 2014
10

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Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo is about as much fun as you can have reading a comic. I literally had a smile on my face for the entire issue. For reals. It is the SINGLE MOST ENTERTAINING COMIC I HAVE EVER READ, I AM NOT EVEN JOKING. If you only ever read one comic more

Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1

By: John Layman, Rob Guillory
Released: Jul 30, 2014

Comics' most beloved homicidal cybernetic kung fu rooster returns for what we humbly anticipate as the most important literary achievement of the 21st Century. All other comics will be made irrelevant. The best thing that's ever happened to comics, and possibly the best thing that's ever happened...EVER!

Plus: an all-star pin-up gallery fr...

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coby reviewed Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #2 Aug 2, 2014
8.0

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At this point, I'm thinking I'll pretty much love whatever Kirkman puts his hands on. He's not the greatest comics writer of all time, but he's consistently awesome and interesting, which is perhaps just as important. The part when Kyle and the cop beat the snot more

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #2

By: Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta
Released: Jul 30, 2014

"IT WATCHES FROM THE DARKNESS"
In the second issue of KIRKMAN & AZACETA's horror epic, Kyle Barnes is still reeling from the revelations about demonic possession last issue and what they may mean about the time his mother was possessed.

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coby reviewed Bodies #1 Aug 2, 2014
6.0

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I think I mostly like this one for the concept: different artists drawing the different time periods in which the same murder happens in London. The future is the most interesting, with some sort of journalist finding the body, and everyone there has been so inu more

Bodies #1

By: Si Spencer, Dean Ormston
Released: Jul 30, 2014

VERTIGO brings you the miniseries of the summer, with four detectives, four time periods, and four dead bodies - all set in London. Edmond Hillinghead is an 1890s overachiever who's trying to solve a murder no one cares about while hiding his own secret. Karl Whiteman is our dashing 1940s adventurer with a shocking past. Shahara Hasan is 2014's kic...

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coby reviewed Secret Avengers #6 Aug 2, 2014
9.0

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If Secret Avengers wasn't my favorite comic before, the last page Reveal made it so now. I won't spoil it for you here, but I love it. Hawkeye... Black Widow... Spider-Woman... Vladimir the sentient bomb... Maria Hill... M.O.D.O.K... PTSD'ed Coulson...ever more

Secret Avengers #6

By: Ales Kot, Michael Walsh
Released: Jul 30, 2014

"ACT TWO/THE SPEEDING REIGN OF COLLAPSE"
•  Black Widow, Spider-Woman and Hawkeye go after Lady Bullseye and Artaud Derrida.
•  What does S.H.I.E.L.D. want with the Fury? M.O.D.O.K. will show you!
•  Coulson's investigation takes him to Peru.

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coby added Avengers World to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Avengers World

"TROUBLE MAP"
Earth's Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars-- but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and The Avengers will be tested like never before. In one cataclysmic day, the face of the Marvel Universe will change forever-- and the fight for Earth's future will begin. A globe-spanning epic of empires and ar...

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coby added Bodies to their pull list Aug 2, 2014

Bodies

VERTIGO brings you the miniseries of the summer, with four detectives, four time periods, and four dead bodies - all set in London. Edmond Hillinghead is an 1890s overachiever who's trying to solve a murder no one cares about while hiding his own secret. Karl Whiteman is our dashing 1940s adventurer with a shocking past. Shahara Hasan is 2014's kic...

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coby reviewed Storm #1 Jul 26, 2014
9.0

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I've always called Storm my favorite female superhero, based solely on my impressions of her from the 90s X-Men animated series and whichever X-Men comics I could get my hands on back then. Greg Pak's Storm, however, has solidified her in that position. more

Storm #1

By: Greg Pak, Victor Ibanez
Released: Jul 23, 2014

Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called STORM has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On a mission to foster goodwill and safeguard the mutant race's continued existence in her own way, Storm will travel the globe, confronting man and mutant, god and monster and...

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9.0

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After reading this Avengers 100th Anniversary Special, James Stokoe is one creator I will definitely be watching out for! Here's for hoping Marvel gets him some more work.

This comic totally redeemed the whole "100th Anniversary" concep more

100th Anniversary: The Avengers #1

By: James Stokoe
Released: Jul 23, 2014

• Following the failed Badoon invasion of Earth and America's disappearance into the Negative Zone, how will the Avengers of 2061 cope?!

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coby reviewed Saga #21 Jul 26, 2014
7.0

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Because it's Saga, that's why it's in my Top 5. I do get the feeling sometimes like these monthly Saga comics are written for the Trade, as you get so little actual story in them. I love how realistically Vaughan's portraying the main characters' relati more

Saga #21

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Jul 23, 2014

Not every robot is lucky enough to be born a royal.

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coby reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #4 Jul 26, 2014
7.0

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I breezed through this one in less than 10 minutes... and that's not a bad thing. It was a really easy, enjoyable read. Silk is a surprisingly fresh and vibrant new character--I'm looking forward to seeing more of her. They also set up some of the upcom more

Amazing Spider-Man #4

By: Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos
Released: Jul 23, 2014

ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!
•  The radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers bit someone else, too!
•  Who is Silk and where has she been?
•  Don't miss this incredible new character who will be a major Spider-player for the whole year!

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coby added Storm to their pull list Jul 26, 2014

Storm

Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called STORM has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On a mission to foster goodwill and safeguard the mutant race's continued existence in her own way, Storm will travel the globe, confronting man and mutant, god and monster and...

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coby reviewed Secret Avengers #5 Jul 18, 2014
8.0

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This week, Secret Avengers #5 drops... and it totally lives up to the hype. It takes the Caramel Gelato story from Secret Avengers #3, combines it with The Pregnant Fury from Secret Avengers #4 and Coulson and Nick Fury's antics in the Original Sin: Secret Aven more

Secret Avengers #5

By: Ales Kot, Michael Walsh
Released: Jul 16, 2014

"THE DROP"
•  Death on the Helicarrier. The killer is at large. Hill leads the investigation.
•  Another incident on board. No-one expects a proper acid bath.
•  Coulson goes rogue. Hawkeye wonders. Spider-Woman talks with a new friend.

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coby reviewed Rat Queens #7 Jul 18, 2014
7.0

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Weibe and Upchurch continue to impress with this Eisner Award Nominee for Best New Series. Rat Queens #7 takes the story far outside of its little town and foreshadows some big threats coming down the road, all while continuing to develop these characters we al more

Rat Queens #7

By: Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch
Released: Jul 16, 2014

THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH, Part Two You didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did the Queens but now they have an ally on their side with an innate knowledge of N’Rygoth, which is good because they’re going to need every bit of help they can get. Palisade is overrun with tentacle monsters.

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coby reviewed The Auteur #5 Jul 18, 2014
7.0

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The Auteur takes everything I love about those disgusting cartoons that prefer shockingly gross antics to plot (Beavis and Butthead, Superjail, Trip Tank, etc) and gives it gumption. There's dangerous experimental drugs that make your every orifice bleed. more

The Auteur #5

By: Rick Spears, James Callahan
Released: Jul 16, 2014

With his movie locked and Los Angeles nearly destroyed it's time to get the hell out of town. T-Rex and the gang are off to Vegas to celebrate with some fear and loathing. It's one last hallucinationatory hurrah as the doomsday clock ticks down to the premiere of Presidents Day!

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coby reviewed Ms. Marvel #6 Jul 18, 2014
9.0

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You'd think I wouldn't enjoy a comic about a teenage shape-shifting newly-powered Inhuman Muslim girl teaming up with Wolverine against Thomas Jefferson's bird clone in the alligator-ridden sewers below New Jersey... but you'd be wrong. This book was tons more

Ms. Marvel #6

By: G. Willow Wilson, Jake Wyatt
Released: Jul 16, 2014

• On the run from the Inventor, Kamala needs all the help she can get. Did someone say Wolverine?

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coby added Rat Queens to their pull list Jul 18, 2014

Rat Queens

"GOLD, GUTS AND GROG," Part One
Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all gods' creatures for profit.

It's also a darkly comedic fantasy series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cl...

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coby added The Auteur to their pull list Jul 18, 2014

The Auteur

Fresh off the biggest bomb in Hollywood history, disgraced and desperate producer Nathan T. Rex enters a downward spiral of drugs and depravity in a quest to resurrect his career and save his soul. Over budget and behind schedule on the latest installment of the horror franchise, PRESIDENTS DAY, T. Rex is backed into a corner by bad publicity, a cr...

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coby added Ms. Marvel (2014) to their pull list Jul 18, 2014

Ms. Marvel (2014)

The legend has returned!
Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City--until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she tak...

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coby reviewed All-New X-Factor #11 Jul 17, 2014
9.0

Out-freaking-standing art! Some of the best comics art on the shelves today! (And the story's pretty good, too!)

See me spoil the whole issue at All New Gambit NOW!

All-New X-Factor #11

By: Peter David, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jul 16, 2014

• X-Factor brings big trouble to Serval Industries...heavily-armed trouble.
•  Gambit's indiscretion is found out.
•  Nobody is happy.

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