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JBL Reviews rated X-Men #12 Sep 19, 2020
7.0

X-Men #12

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Sep 16, 2020

THE SUMMONING BEGINS. A lead-in to the biggest X-story of the summer.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Hellions #4 Sep 19, 2020
8.0

Hellions #4

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Sep 16, 2020

HAVOK STANDS ALONE! Krakoa's resident rabble are up against the grand dame of the damned - the Goblin Queen, Madelyne Pryor! Talk about a return that could raise some havoc!

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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8.0

Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Russell Dauterman
Released: Sep 16, 2020

In GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST, Hickman and Dauterman took Jean and Emma into Storm's mind to learn what had happened to her. Now they take the X-Men's resident goddess to the far end of the world to save herself!

Rated T+

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humtac reviewed Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1 Sep 18, 2020
3.0

It read like fan fiction. The pencils were interesting, though!

Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1

By: Jay Edidin, Tom Reilly
Released: Sep 16, 2020

The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the "ordinary person" is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experienc...

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mharris reviewed Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1 Sep 18, 2020
3.5

I am not sure what this was. It felt like someone trying to make the character into something new instead of exploring what we already know. Art was neat.

Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1

By: Jay Edidin, Tom Reilly
Released: Sep 16, 2020

The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the "ordinary person" is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experienc...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1 Sep 16, 2020
1.0

Wow. Really bad.

Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1

By: Jay Edidin, Tom Reilly
Released: Sep 16, 2020

The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the "ordinary person" is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experienc...

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JBL Reviews - Sep 16, 2020

It felt very agenda driven, with no real concern for the character.

Toonstrack - Sep 17, 2020

What agenda is present in this book at all?

JBL Reviews rated Batman #99 Sep 15, 2020
8.0

Batman #99

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 16, 2020

“The Joker War” part five of six! Things have changed, as Batman realizes he can’t fight this war alone. He’s going to need help. Before he faces down The Joker, he must call up his trusty partner Dick Grayson! But can Dick reclaim his lost memories in time to join the battle?

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JBL Reviews rated Hawkman #27 Sep 13, 2020
8.5

Hawkman #27

By: Robert Venditti, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Sep 9, 2020

Hawks reborn! Hawkman and Hawkwoman receive the precious gift of life one last time and return to the past where they were happiest-back with the Justice Society of America! But nostalgia’s not all it’s cracked up to be with the Injustice Society on the loose! And who’s the mysterious figure plotting to cut Hawkman’s final life short from t...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Marauders #12 Sep 11, 2020
2.0

So why exactly does she need tats on her fingers for this? Also, now every female is a lesbian/bi/queer coded? I’m ok with diversity, but it’s feeling forced t this point. Kitty, Illyana, Rachel, Emma...

Marauders #12

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Sep 9, 2020

RED RECKONING! The Black King removed the Red Queen from the board...what move will the White Queen make?

Rated T+

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maelstron - Sep 12, 2020

I don't think Emma is queer coded. Magik, Kitty, Rachel and some others have a long story of queerbait

JBL Reviews - Sep 12, 2020

To me, up until recently, that was all fan fiction and people looking for what wasn’t there. Even Claremont, I believe, said he has no problem with the interpretation, but that it wasn’t his intent. Somehow that still made it canon to some.

JBL Reviews rated X-Force #12 Sep 12, 2020
7.5

X-Force #12

By: Ben Percy, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Sep 9, 2020

THE CEREBRO SWORD! After taking on the Flower Cartel, Logan has brought back valuable intel to the mutant CIA. The non-treaty nation of Russia is working to undermine Krakoa - and may be aligned with Xeno. Beast wants Colossus on their side as the first drumbeats of war begin to sound.

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Factor #3 Sep 10, 2020
1.0

Wow, I wanted to like this

X-Factor #3

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Sep 9, 2020

DROWNING IN THE STREAM! Every streamer in the Mojoverse is desperate to get a little of the X-magic on their channel, but all X-Factor wants to do is figure out who murdered a Krakoan citizen.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Birthright #45 Sep 7, 2020
8.0

Birthright #45

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
Released: Jul 22, 2020

END OF STORY ARC! It's all been building to this. The aftermath of Mikey Rhodes and the God King Lore's epic battle will shock you.

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JBL Reviews rated Birthright #44 Sep 7, 2020
8.5

Birthright #44

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
Released: Jun 17, 2020

The Chosen One vs. the God King Lore for the fate of two worlds! Could this be the end of Mikey Rhodes?

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JBL Reviews rated Birthright #43 Sep 7, 2020
9.0

Birthright #43

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
Released: May 20, 2020

As a war rages across Earth, a long-lost ally returns to Mikey's side.

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JBL Reviews rated Birthright #42 Sep 7, 2020
9.0

Birthright #42

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
Released: Mar 4, 2020

As war rages across Earth, a long-lost ally returns to Mikey's side.

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JBL Reviews rated Birthright #41 Sep 7, 2020
8.0

Birthright #41

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
Released: Feb 5, 2020

NEW STORY ARC!
The God King Lore has arrived. The war for Earth begins with BIRTHRIGHT's biggest battle yet!

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8.0

Strange Adventures #5

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Sep 2, 2020

Mr. Terrific is back on Earth, and he’s making things hot for Adam Strange-but he also might get a little burned himself! The conflict is out in the open now, and the court of public opinion doesn’t play fair. Mr. Terrific was picked to investigate the accusations against Adam Strange because he was the most impartial member of the Justice Leag...

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JBL Reviews rated Batman #98 Sep 5, 2020
9.0

Batman #98

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 2, 2020

“The Joker War” part four of six! Batman is at his most vulnerable following a massive dose of an experimental new Joker toxin. With the Dark Knight haunted by demons and visions, it’s up to Harley Quinn to protect him while he recovers-because Punchline is on her way!

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maelstron reviewed X-Factor #2 Aug 26, 2020
4.0

I really liked the costumes.

But the writing is so forced to keep it fun, that forgets to get the story going.

X-Factor #2

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Aug 26, 2020

DANCE OF DEATH!
The team gets their first case - investigating the disappearance of a mutant dancer at a prestigious ballet academy...in the Mojoverse!
Rated T+

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Julian Keller reviewed X-Factor #2 Aug 26, 2020
5.0

Leah Willians is just not good. She writes every single character as if they were 15-year-old twitter/tumblr users full on snark and banter all the time. It's exhausting. It's like she writes for the sole purpose of fishing for reactions of a small but vocal twitter fanbase.

X-Factor #2

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Aug 26, 2020

DANCE OF DEATH!
The team gets their first case - investigating the disappearance of a mutant dancer at a prestigious ballet academy...in the Mojoverse!
Rated T+

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Magik reviewed X-Factor #2 Aug 26, 2020
1.0

Did the writer get the memo that she's suppose to writte a comic book and not some bad fanfic? The text try to hard to be fun, but it feels like some really bad tumblr/twitter talk, like some old man trying to keep it with the kids, it's extra cringe, try harder Williams.

X-Factor #2

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Aug 26, 2020

DANCE OF DEATH!
The team gets their first case - investigating the disappearance of a mutant dancer at a prestigious ballet academy...in the Mojoverse!
Rated T+

JBL Reviews rated X-Men #11 Aug 31, 2020
8.0

X-Men #11

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Aug 26, 2020

THE TREES ARE KILLING THE CHILDREN!
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Factor #2 Aug 30, 2020
2.0

Definitely not for me. I don’t understand the appeal of these silly books. I gave it another issue but won’t buy #3. Bummer because I like a lot of these characters.

X-Factor #2

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Aug 26, 2020

DANCE OF DEATH!
The team gets their first case - investigating the disappearance of a mutant dancer at a prestigious ballet academy...in the Mojoverse!
Rated T+

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 24, 2020
10

Prelude:
Lucky for me, Three Jokers #1 hit iBooks in Australia today. Well, this has been in the making since Darkseid War so there's a lot of hype for this. Hope this delivers after the long wait.

The Good:
Wow.... can I just say everything?

I love the introductions for each character with the captions and flashbacks adding more layers.

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Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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MKW69 reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 25, 2020
3.0

Nothing new or interesting. This shoulld be done years ago.

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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myconius - Aug 26, 2020

@Darkseid24 - oh. how i've missed the triggered little babies on this site. 😂😂😂

Darkseid24 - Aug 26, 2020

@myconius Haha yeah 😂

JBL Reviews rated East of West #44 Aug 10, 2020
8.0

East of West #44

By: Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta
Released: Nov 27, 2019

"CONQUEST"
All the great Nations of man have fallen. Witness the rise of Babylon.

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JBL Reviews rated East of West #43 Aug 10, 2020
8.5

East of West #43

By: Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta
Released: Oct 9, 2019

NEW STORY ARC
FAMINE"
Five years of storytelling have led to this! The final arc of EAST OF WEST begins now. You wanted the End Times-well, here they come!

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9.0

Strange Adventures #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to planet Rann, Mr. Terrific! Earth’s champion of fair play has traveled halfway across the galaxy to investigate firsthand the crimes Adam Strange stands accused of. He’s not going to find many friendly witnesses, though, as the people of Rann consider Adam Strange their true champion. Yet for all the resistance Mister Terrific faces o...

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JBL Reviews rated Empyre: X-Men #2 Aug 7, 2020
7.5

Empyre: X-Men #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Lucas Werneck
Released: Aug 5, 2020

Plant people from outer space have come to Earth and, wouldn't you know it, they just happen to be here when millions of mutants rise as undead creatures hungry for human flesh. The X-Men return to Genosha in a tale so crazy, it's taking the entire writing crew of the X-Men line to tackle it!
Rated T+

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8.0

DCeased: Dead Planet #2

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Aug 5, 2020

The sequel to the bestselling miniseries continues! The Justice League is trapped on Earth, and they’ve discovered that life still survives on this dead planet! Survival is precarious, though-and with billions of infected still roaming the surface, death lies around every corner. But it isn’t just the anti-living our heroes have to worry about,...

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