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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Immortal Hulk #13 Aug 20, 2019
9.5

Okay, yes, the theology waxes on a bit, and it doesn't build to a clear, satisfying conclusion the way the main plot does. But … " 'Cause I love you, you stupid kid." If that page didn't hit you dead in the heart, I'd blame your anatomy long before I criticized the creators' aim.

Immortal Hulk #13

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Feb 6, 2019

• The One Below All is in control, and Bruce Banner belongs to him. Hell is ascendant.
•  But there are two people Hell isn't strong enough to hold. One is a man named Eugene Judd...
•  ...the other is the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Daredevil #1 Aug 20, 2019
9.5

Great art and great writing breathe passionate life into Matt's return to Daredevil-ing. Weighty philosophy, unfortunate circumstances, lingering injuries, and just all the Catholic guilt in the world - this volume sure doesn't present Matt with a shortage of challenges. Marco Checchetto's art is scrupulously great, balancing the cerebral script with believable, beautiful action.

Daredevil #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 6, 2019

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Killmonger #4 Aug 20, 2019
9.0

This title's plot is simplistic, but I think to hold that too harshly against it, a la BNP's Oz Longworth, is to heave a pretty nice baby out with the bathwater. Killmonger is a "style over substance" story, like a good Luc Besson movie. Its mission is to orchestrate spectacular moments, and it does that with superlative skill, even if the plot & character work tying them together is a bit cut-n-p more

Killmonger #4

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Juan Ferreyra
Released: Feb 6, 2019

THE CAT AND THE SPIDER!
Erik Killmonger came to New York for revenge. But now everything is crumbling around him. Ulysses Klaw - the man he came to kill - has disappeared. Wilson Fisk, Killmonger's new employer, has set the deadliest assassin in the city on his trail. And now, Erik's band of killing comrades is inches from the Black Widow's fan...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Champions #2 Aug 20, 2019
8.0

An in-depth flashback reveals what happened in Dubai: Why Mephisto is chummy with Miles, why he's so bummed about it, and what Brawn knows. The individual plot beats are rather familiar, but they're assembled neatly into a strong picture at the larger scale. Some nice art really nails the look of a chaotic, tragic fight. The moral trap that Miles has fallen into is full of dreadful dramatic promis more

Champions #2

By: Jim Zub, Steven Cummings
Released: Feb 6, 2019

• When the dream is at stake, everything you believe in and have fought dearly for, what would you be willing to sacrifice to keep it alive?
•  One of the Champions has made a choice that will haunt them for the rest of their days... And now the villain behind that decision has everything they need to shatter the next g...

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8.0

The agents learn more about the mystery of Logan and have a face-to-face meeting with the local cult leader. The plot is developing nicely, the art and words are wonderfully atmospheric, and the audio play origins still give the script a little added dose of shine over and above run-of-the-mill comics writing.

Wolverine: The Long Night #2

By: Ben Percy, Marcio Takara
Released: Feb 6, 2019

A rundown cabin in the middle of nowhere. Feral children lurking in the trees. A sinister cult worshiping in a cathedral of night. As Agents Pierce and Marshall continue to investigate the killer striking Burns, Alaska, they uncover even more mysteries than they'd bargained for...
Parental Advisory

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CrazyforRAMU rated Avengers #14 Aug 20, 2019
7.5

Avengers #14

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Feb 6, 2019

THE WAR OF THE VAMPIRES BEGINS!
TRANSYLVANIA IS BURNING! As vampire civil war throws the world into chaos, the mysterious Shadow Colonel and his squad of undead revolutionaries have one burning question on their murderous minds: Where is Dracula? And if the Avengers find him first, will the lord of the damned be friend or foe?
Rated T+

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7.5

The forest fire premise isn't all that interesting by itself, but it illustrates a hefty flaw in the AU. This world is so perfect that these 8 X-Men are the only first responders on the whole continent? I'll assume that the flaws are in Nate's world-building rather than the authors'.

Age Of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1

By: Lonnie Nadler, Marco Failla
Released: Feb 6, 2019

ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN!
The perfect heroes for a perfect world! The X-Men have helped make the world into a utopia where living in fear and hatred is a thing of the past. All people are united under the banner of mutantkind, and all of mutantkind idolizes the X-Men. Jean Grey! Colossus! Storm! X-23! X-Man! Nature Girl! Magneto! And of course, t...

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CrazyforRAMU rated Deadpool #9 Aug 20, 2019
7.0

Deadpool #9

By: Skottie Young, Nic Klein
Released: Feb 6, 2019

THE HEART IS A LONELY MERCENARY...
•  Someone has stolen Deadpool's heart...LITERALLY.
•  The Merc with the Mouth hires the Snoop with a Private Eye, Jessica Jones!
•  You'll never guess where this twisted trail leads!!!
Parental Advisory

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed X-23 #9 Aug 20, 2019
7.0

The addition of extra inkers gives me a retroactive appreciation for how insanely great Walden Wong did handling the last couple of issues on his own.

X-23 #9

By: Mariko Tamaki, Diego Olortegui
Released: Feb 6, 2019

The mystery surrounding the X-Assassin grows, as Laura investigates its origins and Gabby does her best to find the humanity deep in its robot heart... But the X-Assassin isn't the only threat facing the sisters!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Uncanny X-Men #11 Aug 20, 2019
7.0

If it were one story, with one artist, and the scene order was switched up to make Cyclops and Wolverine's team-up the finale, I'd consider this all-time great.

Uncanny X-Men #11

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Salvador Larroca
Released: Feb 6, 2019

SPECIAL OVER-SIZED ISSUE!
After the devastating events of "X-Men Disassembled," it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he's not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind's only hope. Writer Matthew Rosenberg and returning supe...

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7.0

Tony Stark: Iron Man #8

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Feb 6, 2019

• It whispers through many mouths. It destroys with many hands. Its only weapon is hate.
•  You're not really wearing a jetpack, user. It's a game.
•  You're not really shooting someone and stealing their car, user. It's just a game.
•  You're not really taking that drink, Tony Star...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Gunhawks #1 Aug 20, 2019
7.0

Wrapping it all up as a one-shot obliges the story to squeeze in more exposition than it really should have.

Gunhawks #1

By: Maria Lapham, Luca Pizzari
Released: Feb 6, 2019

For Marvel's 80th anniversary we've set our sights on bringing some old titles back into the herd, and we've brought in Stray Bullets" David & Maria Lapham for a bullet-riddled saga of violence, vengeance and Western justice. In the days of the Old West there were plenty of fearsome folk... cowboys, rustlers, lawmen and outlaws...but few were as fe...

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6.0

Asgardians of the Galaxy #6

By: Cullen Bunn, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Feb 6, 2019

"Nothing for nothing - everything has its price."
In accordance with her personal code, Loki promised Angela a gift in exchange for her help against Nebula. And the debt is coming due. But Angela is about to get a whole lot more than she asked for - including a run-in with Yondu Udonta and his ... new Ravagers?! Fans of Cullen Bunn, C.M. Punk a...

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CrazyforRAMU rated Old Man Quill #1 Aug 20, 2019
5.0

Old Man Quill #1

By: Ethan Sacks, Robert Gill
Released: Feb 6, 2019

THE FAR-FLUNG SAGA OF THE ONCE AND FUTURE STAR-LORD BEGINS!
Meet Peter Quill. He used to be Star-Lord - you know, the legendary outlaw - but it's been quite some time since he's gone by that name. Taking over for his father as the Emperor of Spartax, Quill put the life of spacefaring adventure behind him for one of leadership and responsibility...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Captain America #7 Aug 20, 2019
9.0

Cap appreciates the quality of the frame hung on him for Ross's murder and turns himself in - but actually giving up is the furthest thing from his mind. The plot's building slowly, but that provides space for some truly excellent philosophizing, even by this title's sky-high standards. The art's impressive, too; I think Adam Kubert made a conscious (and really successful) attempt to match Leinil more

Captain America #7

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert
Released: Jan 30, 2019

"FUGITIVE" BEGINS HERE!
SUPERSTAR ARTIST ADAM KUBERT JOINS TA-NEHISI COATES FOR THE NEXT DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE LIFE OF MARVEL'S SOLDIER SUPREME!
Captain America - wanted for murder! And the victim is a familiar face in the Marvel Universe! How? Why? You'll have to read to find out!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Dead Man Logan #3 Aug 20, 2019
9.0

Logan gets tore into the Avengers and the story focuses on how people react to him - the villains tormenting him, the X-Men, and more. It's a static role for the protagonist, but the creators do an exquisite job making the supporting cast dance around him. I'm especially enamored of the portrayal of the Avengers here. They sound at least as good here as they do in their own title, if not better.

Dead Man Logan #3

By: Ed Brisson, Mike Henderson
Released: Jan 30, 2019

DEATH PAYS ALL DEBTS...
Mysterio means to set in motion the massacre at the crux of Old Man Logan's apocalyptic future timeline. But who is pulling his strings? The master of illusion's newest benefactors will surprise you!
Parental Advisory

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed The Unstoppable Wasp #4 Aug 20, 2019
8.5

Janet and GIRL take a hospital day after the attack. They overlook that Nadia's returned to the lab and dived into a manic episode in the meantime. There are some glitches in the visual and verbal storytelling, but showing Nadia's weakness in an unflinchingly realistic way is powerful and informative.

The Unstoppable Wasp #4

By: Jeremy Whitley, Gurihiru
Released: Jan 30, 2019

• G.I.R.L. has just been handed its first major defeat by a new branch of A.I.M., which broke into the lab to steal research, inventions and ideas - and worse yet, left both Wasps and the young scientists in their care battered and bruised.
•  With the villains of A.I.M. on the loose, how can Nadia and her team even fe...

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Ms. Marvel #37 Aug 20, 2019
8.5

Water mains burst in Jersey City, producing a pocket catastrophe that serves mainly as an excuse to do cute development work on Kamala's supporting cast. It's a lovable last look at this volume's great setting-as-character, and there's plenty of heartwarming stuff spread throughout the issue. This is trying to split the difference between "Kamala as protagonist" and "Kamala as background character more

Ms. Marvel #37

By: G. Willow Wilson, Nico Leon
Released: Jan 30, 2019

MS. MARVEL FOREVER!
•  MS. MARVEL's past collides with her future!
•  And as Kamala reacclimates to her powers, new revelations change everything!
•  Don't miss this key issue in the history of MS. MARVEL!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Age of X-Man: Alpha #1 Aug 20, 2019
8.5

Nate Grey leads the X-Men in defending a "utopia" with sinister goings-on bubbling just beneath the surface. I like the style; the peaceful life has a 1950s Leave-it-to-Beaver vibe while the dark side points to majorly messed-up social control a la 70s sci-fi movies. I find the world-building ideas intriguing and engaging; they provide just the boost that the storytelling chops need.

Age of X-Man: Alpha #1

By: Zac Thompson, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The age of X-Man dawns...
and the X-Men cannot stop it.
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Doctor Strange #10 Aug 20, 2019
8.0

Strange finally meets the Magic Accountant and learns what sort of world-cracking debt he's racked up in his hubristic "magic doesn't have a cost" phase. It's a relief to finally have the Big Picture plot out on the table, though it doesn't look like the most inventive story now that it's clear. Formidable art does a lot to sell this as a good comic. The milestone backup strips (especially Nightma more

Doctor Strange #10

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jan 30, 2019

DOCTOR STRANGE HITS HIS MILESTONE 400TH ISSUE!
Creative team Mark Waid and Jesus Saiz are joined by some of the best DOCTOR STRANGE artists of all time to tell a monumentally strange tale! Someone has been working in the background since the first issue, chipping away at Doctor Strange and other magicians, undercutting and depleting their magic...

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8.0

Deadpool gleefully randoms his way to a one-in-a-million win over the Black Panther, but T'Challa's got vengeance on his mind. After wandering a bit, the POV comes home to roost on Wade's shoulder in this issue. I enjoyed the overall absurdity of the plot, and Deadpool is definitely characterized right to excuse/explain it.

Black Panther vs. Deadpool #4

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Jan 30, 2019

INTRODUCING...PANTHER-POOL! (YES, REALLY!)
A classic Marvel team-up gone terribly wrong! Who could have predicted it?! Luckily, there's an easy solution. All the Black Panther needs to do is give Deadpool a bullet-sized chunk of the world's most precious resource and let him return to New York in one piece. Wait, you say that's a terrible idea...

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CrazyforRAMU rated X-Force #2 Aug 20, 2019
7.5

X-Force #2

By: Ed Brisson, Dylan Burnett
Released: Jan 30, 2019

• X-Force has been framed for murder!
•  And in order to clear their names, they must reluctantly team up with the young Cable and Deathlok.
•  But will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to stop a mutant genocide?!
Parental Advisory

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Exiles #12 Aug 20, 2019
7.0

This series never really hooked into a bigger Big Idea than "let's have some Exiles running around saving the Multiverse again," and I think that shortcoming explains why it ended so soon.

Exiles #12

By: Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Jan 30, 2019

THE CALL OF THE MULTIVERSE!
It's the Exiles' final showdown against those bug-eyed creeps the Watchers! But they've underestimated their foe - and the mistake may prove deadly. In a whirl of mishaps and might-have-beens, the champion Blink must keep her wits and rescue her lost companions. What lies ahead for Blink and her team of Multiversal m...

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CrazyforRAMU rated Man Without Fear #5 Aug 20, 2019
7.0

Man Without Fear #5

By: Jed MacKay, Danilo Beyrouth
Released: Jan 30, 2019

Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.  Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.  And without a Darede...

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6.0

West Coast Avengers #7

By: Kelly Thompson, Daniele Di Nicuolo
Released: Jan 30, 2019

NOH-VARR? NO WAY!
•  Marvel Boy is back, and the timing couldn't be worse for Kate Bishop. Her relationship with Fuse is looking shaky, and the last thing she wants is her very hot ex hanging around!
•  Not to mention Kate's former Young Avengers teammate has brought a mountain of trouble to the West Coast!

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CrazyforRAMU rated Weapon H #12 Aug 20, 2019
6.0

Weapon H #12

By: Greg Pak, Guiu Vilanova
Released: Jan 30, 2019

WEAPON H VS. THE MINOTAUR!
It's no secret that Roxxon Corporation is run by a monster. But Weapon H is about to find out how literal that is. With Morgan Le Fay gone wild and Roxxon's resources in peril, Dario Agger gets personally involved - and that's bad news for Clay and his team! Not to mention the wife and family he left behind on Earth.....

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6.0

Spider-Man/Deadpool #45

By: Robbie Thompson, Jim Towe
Released: Jan 30, 2019

• BLASTAAR! Deadly distraction or maniacal mastermind? Would it be socially acceptable for ME to grow a beard-mane? MYSTERIES ABOUND!
•  One thing's for sure - Spider-Man and Deadpool can't face this threat alone. They're holding out for a Deviant hero!
•  RANSAK! KARKAS! 'NUFF SAID!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU reviewed Marvel Knights: 20th #6 Aug 20, 2019
5.5

When the only substantive argument offered in favor of "turning off the world" is that superheroes beget supervillains, not clarifying exactly how/why Doom and Fisk and their lackeys woke up is REALLY unsatisfying.

Marvel Knights: 20th #6

By: Donny Cates, Kim Jacinto
Released: Jan 30, 2019

• The truth comes out! The secret is revealed!
•  A secret that may shatter the very foundations of the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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CrazyforRAMU rated Punisher #7 Aug 20, 2019
5.0

Punisher #7

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jan 30, 2019

LET THE PUNISHER FIT THE CRIME!
•  Can Zemo's bid to turn Bagalia into a legitimate nation withstand the Punisher?
•  What chance does the Rule of Law have in a land full of outlaws?
•  Frank Castle is notoriously hard to kill, but an entire nation of super criminals might just do it.
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4.5

Daughters of the Dragon #3

By: Jed MacKay, Andrew Robinson
Released: Jan 30, 2019

A DOUBLE-SIZED Marvel Digital Original you don't want to miss!

HOLIDAY
The person who's been pursuing Colleen and Misty has finally succeeded, capturing the Daughters of the Dragon and imprisoning them on a Cruise Ship. That may not sound bad, but this is a CRUISE SHIP OF DEATH!
Stuck on this boat is a who's who of kil...

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