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CrazyforRAMU reviewed War of the Realms #1 Oct 15, 2019
10

Thor's thunder in its veins, Loki's gleam in its eye, Cap's courage to the fore, and Spider-Man's wise-cracks around the edges. It's fitting that this story launches right around the time Avengers: Endgame hits theaters; War of the Realms is an epic of no less ambition and spectacle. The creators show EXACTLY how you make a humble comic book stand up to the highest cinematic expectations of the 21 more

War of the Realms #1

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 3, 2019

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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9.0

Dating Harry Osborn is a bit of a disaster. But Gwen's hero-for-hire business is starting to pick up, so she's got that going for her, which is nice. Rock-solid art, snappy dialogue, and a superb little episode of retail life-saving heroism are all big positives, and negatives are pretty thin on the ground. Taking a panel to pet a cat is sweet, too.

Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #7

By: Seanan McGuire, Takeshi Miyazawa
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Struggling to find her place as SPIDER-WOMAN in a city that seems to revere her and hate her in equal measure, GWEN STACY has taken matters into her own hands by becoming a hero for hire!
•  That should make her first date with Harry Osborn a breeze, right? After all, how many people could REALLY need Spider-Woman's h...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU Oct 15, 2019
8.5

The poor benighted Gibbon is ground between the gears of the Hunted event, and this aside story takes a moment to mourn his downfall. It's a story told with superlative skill. The script excels at soliciting sympathy, and a gritty, painful story like this is a perfect fit for Ken Lashley's art. It certainly yanked my heartstrings hard. But I do recall that this sort of petit Walter Mitty tragedy i more

Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU

By: Nick Spencer, Ken Lashley
Released: Apr 3, 2019

"HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  Spider-Man's most dangerous villain, THE GIBBON, is back and -
•   He's not Spidey's most feared foe? Then why are we? You want me to read the script?
•  Oh man. That's insane.
Rated T

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Immortal Hulk #16 Oct 15, 2019
8.5

In this story all about Rick Jones, it's Doc Samson who plays the hapless sidekick, and I find that fascinating. The Doc timidly accuses Devil Hulk of sadism and is no help at all in a fight. General Fortean is back in the shadows, ominously cranking out both long and short-term antagonism for the Hulk. It looks superb and the plot developments are satisfying, as is the climactic re-introduction o more

Immortal Hulk #16

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Now Rick Jones is dead...and gone.
•  To learn why, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, an assassin out for his blood...
•  ...and the one thing that can cage the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Marvel Team-Up #1 Oct 15, 2019
8.0

Fate brings Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel together and pits them against a classic team-up situation. The "two parallel stories" gimmick is nicely executed, with each track satisfying on its own and combining into an even better whole. Character work on the two leads is quietly encouraging, building a recognizable base while also ramping up for the theme of the story.

Marvel Team-Up #1

By: Eve Ewing, Joey Vazquez
Released: Apr 3, 2019

THE CLASSIC MARVEL TEAM-UP RETURNS!
•  After a science demonstration at Empire State University goes awry, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man find themselves tangled up in the same chaotic adventure. Is it destiny? Or disaster?!
•  Eve L. Ewing (IRONHEART) and Joey Vazquez (SPIDER-GEDDON) team up for the first thrilling...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Champions #4 Oct 15, 2019
8.0

Miles quits after explaining his devil's pact to Kamala, which shakes her to the core. And Sam grabs an incredibly dumb opportunity: Kaldera will help him retrieve his Nova helmet so she can then kill him honorably. The Sam thread is perfectly suited to the creators' style and comes off terrific. The Miles/Kamala thread lies a little outside their wheelhouse, visually and verbally. It's done well more

Champions #4

By: Jim Zub, Steven Cummings
Released: Apr 3, 2019

• Miles Morales...what have you done?
•  The Champions reach a crossroads as dark forces lay their claim.
Rated T+

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7.0

Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #2

By: Vita Ayala, German Peralta
Released: Apr 3, 2019

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES!
•  Bishop must navigate between the various mutant gangs to find the truth beyond the walls of the prison.
•  Can Bishop trust the other inmates, like Polaris?
•  Or will he have to break out solo?
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Deadpool #11 Oct 15, 2019
7.0

Good Night lays out his complete backstory which, as Deadpool points out at the end, is a tactical error when you're battling somebody with one of Marvel's strongest healing factors. It's got a certain grandeur to it, but Good Night's relentless focus on specific vengeance rather than general justice ensures that he has none of Batman's righteousness. It'll be incredibly easy to root against him i more

Deadpool #11

By: Skottie Young, Scott Hepburn
Released: Apr 3, 2019

DEADPOOL: BONELESS AND EXTRA CRISPY!
•  Good Night has removed Deadpool's bones!
•  What has Good Night been doing since Deadpool killed his parents?
•  I know the answer. It's...it's kinda messed up, you guys.
Parental Advisory

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Domino: Hotshots #2 Oct 15, 2019
7.0

Reading a second take on the "I don't trust the new girls" scene from #1 brought on a disagreeable feeling of deja-vu.

Domino: Hotshots #2

By: Gail Simone, David Baldeon
Released: Apr 3, 2019

NOW WITH 100% MORE DEADPOOL!
•  Six undercover, highly trained, armed-to-teeth women are hunting a device from space that changes life as we know it... wait, who invited Wade?!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU rated Captain America #9 Oct 15, 2019
7.0

Captain America #9

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: Apr 3, 2019

CAPTAIN OF NOTHING continues!
No costume, no shield, trapped behind bars with a thousand villains and killers who'd like nothing more than to see him dead, Steve Rogers fights back - and he can do it all day!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Avengers: No Road Home #8 Oct 15, 2019
6.5

Hercules triumphs over despair - which is really kind of his Whole Deal - and Hulk pays for his hubris as the whole shebang climbs toward a climax.

Avengers: No Road Home #8

By: Al Ewing, Carlo Barberi
Released: Apr 3, 2019

THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
Team Hulk vs. Nyx, Queen of Night! Team Herc vs. Oizys, Creature of Misery! One Avenger faces the supreme test - and one Avenger falls!
LEGACY #716
Rated T+

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6.5

I appear to be the sole occupant of the bit of the Venn diagram where "Cosmic Ghost Rider irreverence" meets "obsessive 20th-century Marvel continuity wanking." I'm a fan of Todd Nauck's art, too. But even I can see the premises beginning to fall apart here; the writers have spun up too many plates and the ones further away from the core "CGR cracks wise in historical flashbacks" mission are wobbl more

Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #2

By: Paul Scheer, Todd Nauck
Released: Apr 3, 2019

The Destruction of Marvel History continues!
•  Can Cosmic Ghost Rider take up the mantle once Spider-Man is no more?
•  With great power, there must also come total irresponsibility!
•  Take a seat and prepare to have your childhood memories destroyed.
Parental Advisory

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Uncanny X-Men #15 Oct 15, 2019
5.5

I like the way this story hustles right along even when Cyclops is out of action; nothing stops the bad news train.

Uncanny X-Men #15

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Salvador Larroca
Released: Apr 3, 2019

Cyclops and the X-Men have set out to save mutantkind...but the Mutant Liberation Front isn't going to just wait for it to happen! Led by one of the X-Men's own, the MLF is willing to do whatever it takes to stop mutant oppression...even kill any mutant who stands in their way...  
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU rated Punisher #10 Oct 15, 2019
4.0

Punisher #10

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Apr 3, 2019

THE JIGSAW PUZZLE!
•  It's all-out war on the streets of Bagalia, and Baron Zemo is bringing in every ringer he can.
•  Including Frank's old nemesis, JIGSAW!
•  This fight's been a long time coming...
Parental Advisory

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Major X #1 Oct 15, 2019
3.5

This story could be satirical comedy gold if it was being told by creators who were willing to acknowledge/celebrate its stupidity. But I'd as soon take a blood transfusion from a turnip as I would expect self-aware irony from a Rob Liefeld comic. He seems like a nice guy in interviews and even willing to joke about his various infamies. But on the comics page, he's all deadly seriousness and earn more

Major X #1

By: Rob Liefeld
Released: Apr 3, 2019

WHO IS MAJOR X?
•  A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs!
•  What is his mission and how can the man known as Cable hope to stop him?
•  Writer/artist Rob Liefeld introduces a new wrinkle in the saga of Marvel's Mightiest Mutants!
•...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Daredevil #3 Oct 9, 2019
8.5

Daredevil comes within one curly hair's breadth of getting arrested and unmasked, and he has a terrible buddy to thank for his reprieve. While all the storytelling duties are handled with exquisite skill, there's also a hard-to-shake feeling of familiarity.

Or perhaps I'm just In A Mood today and if I weren't being so cynical, I could find the bit of je ne sais quoi I'm looking for. Tha more

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Ironheart #4 Oct 9, 2019
8.5

Midnight's Fire rolls by Riri's garage to make a Darth Vader pitch. It's compellingly nasty stuff, but he errs by pushing too hard for a paternal role; it sticks in Riri's craw coming shortly after she and her Mom reminisced about her stepfather's wisdom. This is a formidable issue in words and art, rolling straight up to the precipice of greatness.

Ironheart #4

By: Eve Ewing, Luciano Vecchio
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Riri's missing friend has been found, but the mystery surrounding her disappearance is far from over. Midnight's Fire makes it clear that he's not done with Ironheart - and he intends to make her an offer she can't refuse. In the face of incredible power and uncertain choices, what path will Ironheart take?
Rated T

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Mr. and Mrs. X #9 Oct 9, 2019
8.0

Gambit thieves and Spiral fights while Rogue dives into her memories. She comes up with a very simple explanation for her power control issues. Simplicity doesn't stop it from being logical and satisfying. Giving Rogue's introspective journey the lion's share of panel space is actually great for the Gambit and Spiral stories; brevity sharpens them to formidable points. Wrap it all up in some clean more

Mr. and Mrs. X #9

By: Kelly Thompson, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Mar 27, 2019

• Gambit must use all his thieving skills to steal a precious object.
•  Spiral must single-handedly (or is that multi-handedly?) fight off Mojo's minions.
•  And Rogue is on a mental trip reliving all her defining mutant memories. Not a great time for self-reflection, Rogue!
Rated T+

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8.0

Monica's canny leadership reunites the team, but they fail to stop Nyx from claiming one of her MacGuffin crystals. The POV characterization on Monica is incredibly great. A real treat for fans of the character, and a generally good read for anybody who's invested in the series.

Avengers: No Road Home #7

By: Al Ewing, Paco Medina
Released: Mar 27, 2019

THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
Spectrum takes command as the Avengers take the fight to the Queen of Night - but whose side is Conan on?
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Superior Spider-Man #4 Oct 9, 2019
8.0

Anna Maria pushes SpOck into helping with rescue work after his big battle. It creates tremendous characterization opportunities. A clever idea on the part of both Anna Maria and the author. Some quietly brilliant art helps it all along - I could stand to see some brighter colors, though.

Superior Spider-Man #4

By: Christos Gage, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Mar 27, 2019

• With San Francisco and Otto in ruins after Terrax's attack, rebuilding is required.
•  But will a weakened Superior Spider-Man be chum in the water to opportunistic villains?
Rated T

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #18 Oct 9, 2019
7.5

It's a good Spidey-comic, but the shadow of a potentially-better Spidey-comic seems to loom over every page. The focus actively avoids the principal characters to filigree around the edges of the premise instead. Is that becoming a chronic problem for this volume?

Amazing Spider-Man #18

By: Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"HUNTED" PART 2
•  Kraven's plan begins to unfold in CENTRAL PARK!
•  He lets the prey loose and the hunt begins.
•  But Kraven isn't the hunter this time. Who has Spider-Man in their crosshairs?!
Rated T

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Invaders #3 Oct 9, 2019
7.0

My reaction was similar to other commenters, except when art makes me go "ugh," I actually ratchet down my rating.

Invaders #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Butch Guice
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"WAR GHOSTS" CONTINUES!
AMERICA is readying for its final war with ATLANTIS! It's a race against the clock as the WINTER SOLDIER infiltrates the military and CAPTAIN AMERICA confronts NAMOR'S human allies alongside the ORIGINAL HUMAN TORCH! Can they get to the bottom of NAMOR'S plan in time?
Rated T+

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7.0

Department X's fluffy status quo is disturbed when Blob confesses a crush and Moneta veers way too close to evil territory. Some of the prose and characterization simply blows me away, but the scattershot plot development disagrees with me. I'm not in love with the story but I do love the way it's being told.

Strategically, I think I'm going to end up strongly against the idea of invent more

Age Of X-Man: X-Tremists #2

By: Leah Williams, Georges Jeanty
Released: Mar 27, 2019

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES!
As Department X continues its work of purging and revising the ill-fitting elements of society, an encounter with a pregnant rebel begins eating away at the team from within. Cleaning up the minds of the world can be a dirty job...
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU rated Black Panther #10 Oct 9, 2019
7.0

Black Panther #10

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Kev Walker
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA: THE GATHERING OF MY NAME" PART 4
T'Challa journeys to the place where N'Jadaka's rise began - the homeworld of the Between! But what he learns there will lead him to question the rebellion's very foundation. Will Bast's Champion ever be fully restored?
Rated T

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Hulkverines #2 Oct 9, 2019
7.0

The heroes and villains all work out that they're being puppeted, which promises some intense craziness for the bigger bad (Agger?) in the near future. The action, art, and dialogue are quite solid, and it's a pleasure to see the big guest stars, Logan and Devil Hulk, both putting their base cunning to work. Plus, I ain't gonna turn my nose up at a last dance with the endearingly bonkers Dr. Alba more

Hulkverines #2

By: Greg Pak, Guiu Vilanova
Released: Mar 27, 2019

SLASH AND GRAB!
The Hulk is already on Weapon H's tail - but now Wolverine is involved. And he's got an Adamantium-laced bone to pick with Weapon H. But they're not the only monsters coming for Clay. The Leader and Dr. Alba meet at last - and the result will transform the course of Clay's entire life. Weapon H veteran Guiu Vilanova returns with...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Doctor Strange #12 Oct 9, 2019
6.5

Stephen says, "I'm sick of doing the same three Dr. Strange stories over and over." The universe hears him and replies, "OK, Mr. Sorcerer Smug-preme, let's see how you do with premise #3 from the Galactus playbook." I like the last act because it actually stirs the Galactus chocolate into the Dr. Strange peanut butter with delicious results, but the first two-thirds are rather blah. I can't tell w more

Doctor Strange #12

By: Mark Waid, Barry Kitson
Released: Mar 27, 2019

• After the incredible #400, Doc is finally face to face with the man who controls Earth's magic!
•  What chance does Strange have against a foe who can literally turn Strange's spells off?!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU rated X-Force #5 Oct 9, 2019
6.5

X-Force #5

By: Ed Brisson, Damian Couceiro
Released: Mar 27, 2019

• Spotlight on the kid called Cable!
•  Before EXTERMINATION and before X-FORCE...young Nathan Summers was a mutant messiah warrior fighting against an apocalyptic future.
•  But he wasn't supposed to arrive in our time until well into adulthood...so what happened?
•  Find out in th...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Fantastic Four #8 Oct 9, 2019
6.0

I agree with this issue's letter-writers; it's disturbing and disappointing that this volume can't find a regular artist. The constant art shifts and Dan Slott's "greatest hits" plotting reduce this to comfort food. It's tasty if you're in a nostalgic mood, but if you're looking for something daring, this is way too bland.

Fantastic Four #8

By: Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"HERALD OF DOOM" continues with "FIRST-WORLD POWER"!
Latveria is about to take its rightful place on the world stage. Thanks to the benevolence and ingenuity of your beloved leader, Victor Von Doom, Latverians will soon know a new age of peace and prosperity! All of this shall come to pass - as long as we can repel these four nefarious foreign...

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CrazyforRAMU rated Marvel Rising #1 Oct 9, 2019
6.0

Marvel Rising #1

By: Nilah Magruder, Roberto Di Salvo
Released: Mar 27, 2019

HEROES OF THE ROUNDTABLE!
With the powers of GIRL and the powers of SQUIRREL on their side, Kamala Khan and Doreen Green are an unbeatable team! But that title is about to be seriously challenged - because New Jersey has been invaded by a swarm of knights in shining...suits?! Driving cars armed with javelins?! Uh-oh. Kamala and Doreen are gonna...

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6.0

I can't shake the feeling that I wouldn't be able to explain this comic's plot to a curious six-year-old -- and I don't think the fault lies on my end of the reading experience.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #41

By: Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"BAD DREAM" CONTINUES!
Lunella's adventures in dream world have caught the attention of the sultan of slumber himself, Sleepwalker!
Rated T

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