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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Runaways #21 Dec 5, 2019
9.5

Chase goes about his business, being awesome, getting groceries, completely failing to notice his helpful clerk is hitting on him. He continues his awesomeness when he gets home and talks to Molly, and Karolina experiences powerful stuff on her day out. This looks and sounds fantastic and it does an amazing job of turning insightful characterization into a star attraction.

Runaways #21

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: May 22, 2019

• Chase is proud to be the Runaways' handyman, co-breadwinner, steadfast supporter...well, their dad?
•  But Chase is headed for DISASTER. Hold on to your hearts, Stein-iacs!
•  Plus: Find out what threat has Karolina rainbow-ing out this issue!
Rated T+

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9.5

This reads more like a bonus issue of FNSM than a team one-shot, but why complain when the result is this charming? Tom Taylor's script comes correct with comedy and pathos, and Jorge Molina + Adriano Di Benedetto deliver an impressively big-budget art performance. Pretty much everything you could ask for in a Spider-Man event tie-in.

War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants #1

By: Tom Taylor, Jorge Molina
Released: May 22, 2019

THE GOD OF THUNDER IS TRAPPED IN THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW...
...And it's up to Captain America to rescue him before all is lost! Taking up Thor's ax, Jarnbjorn, Cap and his team-Spider-Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Iron Fist-invade the Frost Giant realm in search of their fellow Avenger. But this rescue mission will cost far more than they expe...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Avengers #19 Dec 5, 2019
8.5

Gorilla-Man's day in the spotlight covers a lot of ground: Espionage and betrayal in addition to helping save Avengers Mountain from Malekith. The art is gorgeous through and through and Ken's voice is charming. But I'm worried about the long-term ramifications. I think this issue filled up my quota for Gorilla-Man antics; I'd rather not see future pages spent on a damnation/redemption arc for him more

Avengers #19

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 22, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
Avengers Mountain is under siege as the last stronghold of Earth's heroes is the subject of an all-out assault by the forces of Malekith!
Rated T+

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8.0

Miles teams up with Starling to clobber Tombstone. It's pretty well-worn ground when it comes to introducing a new super-teen, and Miles's soap opera entanglements remain a little scattershot. I was pleasantly surprised by how endearing Starling wound up, though; I'm looking forward to more of her.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6

By: Saladin Ahmed, Javi Garron
Released: May 22, 2019

• Who is STARLING?! ...And is she single?
•  Er, we mean, is she going to help stop Tombstone, or is she about to make the .45-thousand-caliber war for Brooklyn even deadlier?
•  The last thing he needs is another complication at school. Good thing high school is, like, a very chill, logical place - ...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Venom #14 Dec 5, 2019
8.0

I have a nasty habit of writing Cullen Bunn's scripts off as flat/shallow, but it'd be a mortal mistake to lump this one into that pile. The depth and subtlety with which Eddie is characterized are truly impressive.

Venom #14

By: Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello
Released: May 22, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  Chaos reigns as Malekith's campaign to take over the Nine Realms sweeps through Manhattan.
•  With desperate battles raging all around them to quell Malekith's horde, Venom has teamed up with an unlikely group to try to stop Malekith...
•  ...or die trying.
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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Doctor Strange #14 Dec 5, 2019
8.0

Respect the craft: The creators added an extra Watcher-analog (Ykolon) to their Galactus story just because they could.

Doctor Strange #14

By: Mark Waid, Barry Kitson
Released: May 22, 2019

• Clea is back!
•  Doctor Strange's ex-wife finds him at one of the most horrifying points of his life, with GALACTUS AT HIS BACK!
•  Can the two find a way to save countless lives?
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed The Unstoppable Wasp #8 Dec 5, 2019
7.0

I love these characters, but the ensemble approach didn't need to be applied to the villains, too. Suddenly the heroes have 300% more antagonism than they need.

The Unstoppable Wasp #8

By: Jeremy Whitley, Gurihiru
Released: May 22, 2019

What do you do when your quasi-adopted stepdaughter reveals that she's never had a birthday party, and doesn't even know when her birthday is? Well, if you're Janet Van Dyne - Original Avenger, Winsome Wasp, Pym Labs C.E.O. and Fashion Designer - you throw together the best last-minute birthday party the Marvel Universe has ever seen. But what happ...

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7.0

Throwing a brief timeskip between the last issue and this one works wonders. I like the way the plots are coming together. Characterization's less impressive, though, and Dani still feels criminally under-utilized. Some outstanding art helps cushion the rough edges.

War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #2

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Pere Perez
Released: May 22, 2019

Sabretooth, tired of being the X-Men's pet, is back to his bloodthirsty ways once again. Now, joined by Malekith's forces, he's determined to make the X-Men bleed for him...
LEGACY #636
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CrazyforRAMU rated Mr. and Mrs. X #11 Dec 5, 2019
7.0

Mr. and Mrs. X #11

By: Kelly Thompson, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: May 22, 2019

• All Hail the King and Queen of Thieves!
•  The Thieves Guild has come to take what is theirs - where does that leave Rogue and Gambit?
Rated T+

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7.0

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Andy MacDonald
Released: May 22, 2019

Things are heating up for Logan as he and Loki try to protect the new guardians of Infinity...
Parental Advisory

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7.0

Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #4

By: Seanan McGurie, Juan Frigeri
Released: May 22, 2019

THE MOST FORBIDDEN LOVE!
•  Role model and idol to millions Kurt Wagner (better known
as Nightcrawler) may have had a lapse in judgment a few years ago...and only Mystique can lead him to the fruit of his loins!
Rated T+

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7.0

Tony Stark: Iron Man #11

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: May 22, 2019

"STARK REALITIES" CONCLUDES!
•  Now that the secret of the eScape has been revealed... =its effects on the real world will be devastating!
•  Who's your favorite cast member? Tony, Jocasta, Andy, Rhodey, Bethany, Amanda, Machine Man, or the Wasp? Maybe you shouldn't get too attached. Not everyone's making it ou...

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7.0

The artist change-up combined with Cullen Bunn's subtle approach to characterization makes it hard to maintain consistent interest in this title. Like, is this REALLY the same story as #8? My head says yes but my heart has its doubts.

Asgardians of the Galaxy #9

By: Cullen Bunn, Paolo Villanelli
Released: May 22, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
New York City is overrun with Malekith's invasion forces. Earth is inches from falling to the Dark Elf King. And with Thor missing in Jotunheim, All-Father Odin injured and All-Mother Freyja about to embark on a mission of her own, Valkyrie is one of the few gods left to face the onslaught. But her fate is intertwined...

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CrazyforRAMU rated X-Force #8 Dec 5, 2019
6.0

X-Force #8

By: Ed Brisson, Dylan Burnett
Released: May 22, 2019

• X-Force is trapped in the future!
•  But what kind of future is it?
Parental Advisory

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6.0

It's charming, sure. Charming enough to excuse the rough storytelling in the script and the very sketchy finish on the art? The creators hope yes, I say no. It'll be fun for a juvenile Lunella fan, but it doesn't deliver the "all ages" parent-pleasing appeal this title normally has.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #43

By: Brandon Montclare, Ray-Anthony Height
Released: May 22, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  When Manhattan is frozen solid and Frost Giants prowl the streets, Devil Dinosaur must keep the peace!
•  Plus: the first meeting of Moon Girl and Thor!
Rated T

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6.0

Marvel Comics Presents #5

By: Charles Soule, Paulo Siqueira
Released: May 22, 2019

Welcome to the 1980s, Marvel style! First, Wolverine's Vigil goes into its fifth decade but doesn't go the way he planned. Then, join Nightcrawler mid-Cross-Time Caper at the fall of the Berlin Wall! Finally, a pivotal Venom tale by fan-favorite creators Leah Williams and Guillermo Sanna!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Shuri #8 Dec 5, 2019
5.5

"Memories are the sweetest music" and "Once a story is written, it can never be unwritten." I wish all of the storytelling lived up to that imaginative, poetic high point. But it devolves into frantic space bug fights and hacker-chasing, alas.

Shuri #8

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Rachael Stott
Released: May 22, 2019

SHURI TAKES UP THE BLACK PANTHER MANTLE ONCE AGAIN!
Nnedi Okorafor returns alongside rising star artist Rachael Stott with a brand-new arc! But this is a Black Panther you've never seen before - one who will change Wakanda forever. Something has stolen pieces of the Djalia, the plane of Wakandan memory, and it's up to the Princess of Wakanda to...

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5.0

War Of The Realms: New Agents of Atlas #2

By: Greg Pak, Lim
Released: May 22, 2019

FEATURING MARVEL'S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER!
The Queen of Cinders has conquered Korea -- and the rest of Asia! And only Amadeus Cho and a battered band of international  superheroes stand between her and her ultimate goal -- to melt the polar ice caps and turn all of Midgard into a sweltering new Muspelheim! With the ic...

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5.0

War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #3

By: Clint McElroy, Andre Araujo
Released: May 22, 2019

GO WEST, YOUNG GOD!
Marvel's long-dead Western heroes join the War of the Realms! But whose side are they on?! It's up to Miles Morales to find out! And baby Laussa seems to be up to more than a game of peekaboo. The little goddess is acting strange again - and her charms may add fuel to the fire!
Rated T+

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5.0

War of the Realms: The Punisher #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: May 22, 2019

MONSTERS, MONSTERS EVERYWHERE!
•  Punisher leads his band of criminals and hospital patients through the Lincoln Tunnel, but traffic is the least of their concerns.
•  Hordes of monsters from every realm are using NYC as a hunting ground, and the hospital denizens look like easy prey.
•  In ...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Daredevil #5 Nov 27, 2019
9.5

I feel bad for Charles Soule because his preceding run on Daredevil was good. But five issues in, this volume is clarifying the vast difference between great and merely "good."

Daredevil #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: May 15, 2019

• Accused of murder, Daredevil has been on the run trying to prove his innocence. But even he can't outrun judgment forever.
•  Don't miss the explosive finale of Chip Zdarsky's first arc of DAREDEVIL!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed War of the Realms #4 Nov 27, 2019
9.0

At tremendous cost, the heroes regroup and reinforce and set themselves to defeat Malekith's armies on Midgard. All the Bifrosts are shattered. Odin and Freyja are MIA, as is Malekith. But Thor lives and stands ready to lead. Solid plotting and nice character details -- #4 features a welcome burst of focus after the far-ranging "survey" tone of #3.

War of the Realms #4

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: May 15, 2019

Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost - the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies - must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfhei...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Immortal Hulk #17 Nov 27, 2019
9.0

Joe Fixit versus Bushwacker doesn't end well for the plastic man. As is typical for this series, this issue handles a straightforward fight with polish and cleverness while also peppering the proceedings with ominous foreshadowing and cool references. A few bits got too cute for me personally (the Aliens gag and Dr. McGowan talking about the "rules of the Hulk"), but I'm pretty sure the fault is i more

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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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Spider-Man: Life Story #3 Nov 27, 2019
8.0

Peter survives -- barely -- an inventive combination of the Alien Costume Saga and Kraven's Last Hunt. The Cold War turns hot and super-powered, but global politics are a distant third behind Spider-business and the unending tragedy of Pete's personal life. It's a story well-told and gorgeously-drawn, but it's damned bleak so far. Zdarsky & Bagley may end up doing an excellent job showing why we D more

Spider-Man: Life Story #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley
Released: May 15, 2019

THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES!
It's the 1980s and Peter's life gets upended with wars both global and secret. And death stalks him at every turn. With a family and a world to protect, can he save everyone before it's too late?
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Ironheart #6 Nov 27, 2019
8.0

Riri accepts a mission to check up on Miles when he goes MIA for two weeks and rescues him from a timey-wimey trap. It's a rock-solid story combining several classic comics tropes that have become uncommon: the (nearly) self-contained one-shot, the crossover team-up, the one-and-done villain. They're used so effectively here that they make a deceptively persuasive argument in favor of resurrecting more

Ironheart #6

By: Eve Ewing, Kevin Libranda
Released: May 15, 2019

Miles Morales has gone missing! Who better to search for him than someone he's never actually gotten along that well with?! Riri and Miles find themselves caught in an unexpected trap and will have to work together if they're going to make it out in one piece.
Rated T

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8.0

This is a pretty dang good Thanos comic. But it's supposed to be a Guardians of the Galaxy comic.

Guardians of the Galaxy #5

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: May 15, 2019

HELA HATH NO FURY!
•  At the mercy of the Goddess of Death!
•  Hela's dreams of resurrecting Thanos are finally within reach...
•  But what will the Guardians have to sacrifice in order to prevent that?
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Age Of X-Man: NextGen #4 Nov 27, 2019
7.5

Anole pushes his sect's agenda to a scary result, with his school friends just a little too far behind him and the authorities bringing up the rear. Interesting ideas, solid art, and an excellent pace. Yet somehow the prose, while clear, fails to evoke an emotional connection or a sense of urgency -- and the latter particularly seems needed.

Age Of X-Man: NextGen #4

By: Ed Brisson, Marcus To
Released: May 15, 2019

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES!
•  The Age of X-Man is coming apart at the seams!
•  The students are working on multiple fronts, but they need to put the pieces together before someone finds out!
•  Someone may already be onto their trail!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Black Widow #5 Nov 27, 2019
7.0

This final chapter ties a pretty nice bow on the series. Things got mighty muddled in the middle, though; I think this tale should be filed under "for Widow completionists only."

Black Widow #5

By: Jen Soska, Flaviano
Released: May 15, 2019

ENDGAME!
•  No Restraints Play isn't playing anymore.
•  As the field of play shifts underneath Black Widow's feet, the true enemy is revealed.
•  Lines are crossed. There is no turning back.
Rated T+

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7.0

Amazing Spider-Man #21

By: Nick Spencer, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: May 15, 2019

THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF "HUNTED" IS HERE!
•  Spidey faces an impossible situation that will push him as far as he's ever been pushed.
•  Who lives and who dies when the hunters become the prey?
Rated T

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7.0

I read it on release day and read it again on MU 6 months later and forgot literally everything about it in between; that's really all I need to say.

War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The War Avengers #1

By: Dennis, Kim Jacinto
Released: May 15, 2019

CAPTAIN MARVEL AND HER WAR AVENGERS HOLD THE FRONTLINE!
While two other Strikeforce teams head out to other realms, Captain Marvel leads the fight to reclaim the Earth! But even with a crew of heavy hitters (Weapon H, Captain Britain, Venom, Deadpool) and two of the best spies on the planet (the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow), Carol's figh...

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