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JBL Reviews rated The Variants #1 Jul 2, 2022
8.5

The Variants #1

By: Gail Simone, Phil Noto
Released: Jun 29, 2022

What would it really be like to meet an alternate version of yourself, another you who had made different choices and lived a completely different life as a result? That's the question facing Jessica Jones, as what seemed like a routine investigation instead has her encountering other incarnations of herself from across the Multiverse. Can Jessica ...

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JBL Reviews rated X-Men: Red #4 Jun 30, 2022
9.0

X-Men: Red #4

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jun 29, 2022

THE MARTIAN WAY OF DEATH!
Recent revelations threaten to profoundly alter the Destiny of X - and Arakko isn't immune from the fallout! With the clock ticking down to interstellar war, STORM faces a Galactic Illuminati... MAGNETO attends a meeting of his own that might decide both their fates...and ROBERTO DA COSTA ponders a recent return from t...

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JBL Reviews rated X-Force #29 Jun 29, 2022
8.0

X-Force #29

By: Ben Percy, Robert Gill
Released: Jun 29, 2022

THE LAST STAND...AGAINST KRAKOA, THE ISLAND THAT KILLS LIKE A MAN!
As CEREBRAX captures and turns the mutants' powers against them, it sets its sight on the biggest mutant of all - KRAKOA itself! A fight this big is going to take all the power X-FORCE can muster...and the true Omega to live up to his potential!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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myconius reviewed Batman / Catwoman #12 Jun 28, 2022
1.0

UHG!!! Who let's this idiot write Batman???

Such painfully pretentious melodramatic garbage!!

Art-wise- Flat, underdeveloped, rushed. But why bother wasting time fine-tuning art for a story this bad.

This is NOT Batman or Catwoman! I absolute hate the dialogue that King writes for these two. I'm not even sure who these imposters are, but i don't like them.
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Batman / Catwoman #12

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 29, 2022

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Batman and Catwoman! As our story concludes, the lovers prepare to take the next steps in their lives together by trading everlasting vows. The Bat/Cat wedding is here, and knowing Bruce and Selina, it'll be anything but conventional. You won't want to miss this final chapter of Tom King's Batman epic!

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Quinn reviewed Batman / Catwoman #12 Jun 28, 2022
1.0

That was it? Call Seinfeld, we finally got a comic about nothing. It took a year and a half to complete. And damned if I can say what it was about. Maybe I am too stupid, but Catwoman kills the Joker in the future? So what?

Andrea raised a kid the Joker stole? What was that even about? The art was nice, but King relied on all his tricks - using public domain writing to carry his load, d more

Batman / Catwoman #12

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 29, 2022

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Batman and Catwoman! As our story concludes, the lovers prepare to take the next steps in their lives together by trading everlasting vows. The Bat/Cat wedding is here, and knowing Bruce and Selina, it'll be anything but conventional. You won't want to miss this final chapter of Tom King's Batman epic!

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daspidaboy reviewed Batman / Catwoman #12 Jun 28, 2022
3.0

tom king is the most overrated comic book writer of all time. I read this series just so I can actually have hte credentials to critique it, and wow. Usually I say critics are right, but I dont know how critics can give this a positive review.

All the flashbacks to the past and flashforwards to the future dont matter at all, it all felt like a waste of time. This 12 issue series should more

Batman / Catwoman #12

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 29, 2022

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Batman and Catwoman! As our story concludes, the lovers prepare to take the next steps in their lives together by trading everlasting vows. The Bat/Cat wedding is here, and knowing Bruce and Selina, it'll be anything but conventional. You won't want to miss this final chapter of Tom King's Batman epic!

JBL Reviews reviewed Eight Billion Genies #2 Jun 29, 2022
8.5

Just when I had given up on Soule, he gives us another very good series

Eight Billion Genies #2

By: Charles Soule, Ryan Browne
Released: Jun 29, 2022

EIGHT BILLION GENIES have appeared on earth with one wish for everyone on the planet. We've seen the first eight seconds after the genies arrived, and the first eight minutes-now brace yourself for the first eight hours, when many insane and foolish and wonderful wishes are made, and our heroes (a group of lovely people stuck in a dive bar in Detro...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Batman / Catwoman #12 Jun 28, 2022
1.0

If I’m being honest, the score of 1 isn’t deserved for this issue, but it reflects my feelings on the entire series. Such a pointless and worthless series. I kept going even after I could see it was not good because I had gotten that far, but wow. When King is on, it’s good. When he seems like he is too proud of himself, it is this.

Batman / Catwoman #12

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jun 29, 2022

Wedding bells are finally ringing for Batman and Catwoman! As our story concludes, the lovers prepare to take the next steps in their lives together by trading everlasting vows. The Bat/Cat wedding is here, and knowing Bruce and Selina, it'll be anything but conventional. You won't want to miss this final chapter of Tom King's Batman epic!

JBL Reviews rated Immortal X-Men #3 Jun 24, 2022
9.0

Immortal X-Men #3

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Jun 22, 2022

THE DESTINY OF X!
Over one hundred years ago, Irene Adler wrote twelve books.
A sequel is long overdue.
RATED T+

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Men #12 Jun 24, 2022
6.5

Was kinda disjointed

X-Men #12

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jun 22, 2022

THE GRAND CLIMAX!
On the eve of the Hellfire Gala, threats have closed in on the X-Men from all sides. The secret machinations of Doctor Stasis, the terror of Gameworld, even the threat of the X-Men's own secrets getting out...it's all led to this!
RATED T+

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JBL Reviews rated Nightwing #93 Jun 24, 2022
8.5

Nightwing #93

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jun 22, 2022

Battle for Blüdhaven's heart! After uncovering that Blockbuster isn't who he says he is-in fact, he's much worse-Nightwing, Babs, and Blüdhaven mayor Melinda Zucco battle to expose Blockbuster's...malpractices. With Blockbuster controlling more of the criminal underground than Nightwing ever thought possible, can Dick Grayson help stop him before...

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9.5

Eight Billion Genies #1

By: Charles Soule, Ryan Browne
Released: May 11, 2022

SERIES PREMIERE
  
If you had one wish...what would you wish for? Now, what if everyone else had one wish too? That's EIGHT BILLION GENIES, the new eight-issue series from CHARLES SOULE & RYAN BROWNE (CURSE WORDS). At exactly the same moment, everyone on earth gets a genie and one wish. All hell breaks loose, in a very entertaining...

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JBL Reviews rated X-Men: Red #3 Jun 18, 2022
7.5

X-Men: Red #3

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jun 15, 2022

POWER GRAB!
TARN THE UNCARING waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He's the most hated being on Mars...and he sits on their ruling council. ABIGAIL BRAND has a plan to remedy that - and reap the rewards. So does ROBERTO DA COSTA. But only one of them can win...and Tarn's going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!
RATE...

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JBL Reviews rated Dark Crisis #1 Jun 9, 2022
7.0

Dark Crisis #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now...Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC's greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes ste...

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9.0

Dark Knights of Steel #7

By: Tom Taylor, Nathan Gooden
Released: Jun 8, 2022

With three kingdoms on the brink of war, Batman is in hiding, recovering from an attack and a shocking betrayal. But Bat-man finds he's not the only unfortunate soul to be taken in by his surprise rescuers-strange, magical youngsters have been given sanctuary alongside the bastard prince, Bruce Wayne. Will these teen outcasts change everything Batm...

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9.5

The Nice House on the Lake #9

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Released: Jun 1, 2022

All Arturo wants is for his partner, Sam, to be happy-so why isn't he? What is scratching at the edge of Sam's memories that keeps him restless and unsatisfied? As a journalist, nothing can keep Sam from the truth-no matter what that truth could cost the man he loves...

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JBL Reviews rated Knights of X #2 Jun 1, 2022
2.0

Knights of X #2

By: Tini Howard, Bob Quinn
Released: Jun 1, 2022

THE QUEST REVEALED!
Betsy Braddock has assembled her Knights of X! Their mission: to save Otherworld from Merlyn and his powerful henchmen...by finding the holy grail of mutantkind. But Otherworld is vast, and innumerable armies stand in their way. When Merlyn targets the Crooked Market, a safe haven for mutantkind, the Knights must split up. W...

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JBL Reviews rated X-Men: Red #2 May 21, 2022
8.5

X-Men: Red #2

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 18, 2022

WHO CAN TAME THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war - and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-...

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8.0

Not sure why the reviews are so bad,I enjoyed it.

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #3

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Godlewski
Released: May 11, 2022

The Justice League is trapped in the 31st century with the Legion of Super-Heroes, while the looming terror of the Great Darkness hovers over both time period simultaneously.  Even as the great heroes of the 21st century get to experience the fantastic far-flung future, the mysteries behind the Gold Lantern and the Great Darkness threaten all of ...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Knights of X #1 Apr 27, 2022
2.0

It's as if Howard wants the characters to be something different than the've always been. I don't mean character progression. I mean voice, the way they interact, etc.

Knights of X #1

By: Tini Howard, Bob Quinn
Released: Apr 27, 2022

THE QUEST BEGINS HERE, WHERE MUTANTS ARE HATED AND FEARED ONCE AGAIN!
The gates to Otherworld are closed - and Captain Britain is trapped on the wrong side! Usurpers Merlyn and his right-hand man, King Arthur, are now in control of Lunatic Citadel. Furies the size of Sentinels raze villages to the ground in their hunt for the "witchbreed." Cut ...

JBL Reviews reviewed X-Men: Red #1 Apr 17, 2022
6.0

I just not interested in the Krakoa Arakko stuff anymore. Maybe I should stop buying and just wait for Unlimited.

X-Men: Red #1

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Apr 6, 2022

WHO CAN SAVE THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Arakko spent millennia scarred by war - but on what was once called Mars, they're learning to live in peace. STORM knows the red planet needs something greater than a queen. But ABIGAIL BRAND has other plans, along with an unstable VULCAN on her side and CABLE keeping his own secrets. Welcome to X-MEN...

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8.0

I liked the Lois and Lex part!

Superman: Son of Kal-El #10

By: Tom Taylor, Cian Tormey
Released: Apr 13, 2022

Henry Bendix's plans are now clear. Gamorra's president won't stop until he has total control. He's now sold his strategy to other dangerous regimes. Only Superman and his allies stand in the way of Bendix's dark vision for the world...a world where superheroes are put in their place, discredited, and even destroyed. A world where heroes are replac...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Marauders #1 Apr 16, 2022
4.5

I don’t like the pencils. Not my taste. The dialogue was no accessible in so many ways. Details were unexplained like what is boost fruit?

Marauders #1

By: Steve Orlando, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Apr 6, 2022

NEW TEAM! NEW VILLAINS! NEW MYSTERIES!

Captain Pryde and the Marauders are rededicating themselves to rescuing mutants, wherever they may be, and no matter how dangerous the odds against them are. But Captain Pryde's crew is not yet complete! Against her better judgment, Pryde comes face-to-face with the final Marauder: Cassandra Nova! One...

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Force #27 Apr 12, 2022
4.5

Looks like this one got great reviews, but I was lost. What was the deal with Beast’s eye? What was the flying Cerebro thing?

X-Force #27

By: Ben Percy, Robert Gill
Released: Apr 6, 2022

ENTER CEREBRAX!
An all-new jumping-on point as the DESTINY OF X begins! As WOLVERINE returns to Krakoa, the mind-melding threat of CEREBRAX grips the island via a security flaw that X-FORCE will have to defend against! But where does it come from, and what does it want with FORGE?
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Peter - Apr 18, 2022

The biggest problem I'm having with certain titles, such as this... is it's like all our nothing. You either read all, or almost all X-Men titles or you're just lost.

JBL Reviews rated Dark Ages #6 Mar 31, 2022
8.5

Dark Ages #6

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Mar 30, 2022

• All the sacrifices made on the day the world went dark could be for nothing if Apocalypse has his way.
•  Some of the greatest minds on the planet have been enslaved by the tyrant and are working on a plan that could end in annihilation.
•  Will our heroes, fighting for their loved ones and lost ones, be able to stop Apocalyp...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Immortal X-Men #1 Mar 30, 2022
9.0

Nice start post-Hickman

Immortal X-Men #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Mar 30, 2022

IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) retur...

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8.5

Superman: Son of Kal-El #9

By: Tom Taylor, John Timms
Released: Mar 9, 2022

Superman/Nightwing crossover part 2 of 2! Nightwing promised Clark Kent that while he's off-planet, Nightwing would look after Clark's son, Jon, as he tries to fill his father's shoes as Superman. But with someone out there murdering superpowered people, is Nightwing in over his head? Read Nightwing #89 (in stores 2/15/22) for part 1 of this crosso...

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Men #9 Mar 6, 2022
7.5

So many different plot threads. I wish it hadn’t been so disjointed.

X-Men #9

By: Gerry Duggan, C.F. Villa
Released: Mar 2, 2022

Look for more information on this title in future issues of Marvel Previews.

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JBL Reviews rated War For Earth-3 #1 Mar 6, 2022
7.5

War For Earth-3 #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 2, 2022

The Teen Titans, the Flash and the Suicide Squad all collide on Earth-3-home of the evil Crime Syndicate-on the hunt for former Task Force X mastermind Amanda Waller. As Waller tries to take over the alternate Earth and dethrone evil versions of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and other heroes that rule it, her former partner-Rick Flag-arrives on E...

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7.5

On the one hand, each issue I love the concepts. On the other hand, keeping track of who is who, what gender they are, and what their sexuality is keeps me from fully understanding what I’m reading. I think the art makes it confusing along with so many of them seemingly LGBTQ+. It’s a lot to keep track of and I’m not doing that great. (That is not meant to imply in any way that the LGBTQ+ co more

The Nice House on the Lake #7

By: James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Released: Mar 2, 2022

One of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling horror titles of 2021 returns for its shocking second act-and now is the perfect time to enter the house! The 10 hardy survivors gathered in the house by their mutual friend Walter thought they'd finally cracked the code on his plans...and now everything they thought they knew has literally chang...

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