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JBL Reviews rated Strange Adventures #8 Jan 26, 2021
7.5

Strange Adventures #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 27, 2021

The battle against the Pykkts continues! The Justice League-including Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, Batman, the Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman-has scattered across the Earth, pushing back the marauders wherever they appear. Even Mr. Terrific takes a break from investigating Adam Strange’s alleged war crimes to land a punch or two in their stupid...

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JBL Reviews rated Maestro #3 Jan 25, 2021
7.0

Maestro #3

By: Peter David, Dale Keown
Released: Oct 21, 2020

WHO KILLED THE WORLD?
The Hulk meets the Maestro-and it's not who you expect it to be. And when a band of rebels tries to recruit the Hulk to fight beside them, his answer sends shock waves through Dystopia. This world will never be the same...and neither will the Hulk.
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated X-Force #16 Jan 23, 2021
6.5

X-Force #16

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jan 20, 2021

TERRORS OF THE DEEP!
FORGE, WOLVERINE and QUENTIN QUIRE brave the depths of the sea, where a deadly discovery reveals a dark side of KRAKOA.

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JBL Reviews rated Batman/Catwoman #2 Jan 20, 2021
7.0

Batman/Catwoman #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Phantasm has come to Gotham City! Andrea Beaumont, the one-time love of Bruce Wayne, is looking for her lost child, and she’s pretty sure The Joker is involved. So, who better to have as an ally than Batman? And what better way to get to Batman than through Catwoman? It’s a knotted history for this costumed quartet, spanning past, present, and ...

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JBL Reviews reviewed S.W.O.R.D. #2 Jan 17, 2021
7.5

Strange to have your second issue a tie-in to something else. Then even stranger not to make clear that it was tying into something else (actually, I read it ties in, but I don’t even know what it ties into). There was no explanation of where the problem came from or how we went from the end of issue 1 to this.

S.W.O.R.D. #2

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jan 13, 2021

WHAT IS PROTOCOL V?
The S.W.O.R.D. station is thrown in at the deep end of a planetary crisis as Krakoa battles the KING IN BLACK! While a cross-division team take on latex dragons from outer space, Abigail Brand prepares a deniable operation all her own. What is PROTOCOL V - and can the Earth survive it?

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Marauders #17 Jan 17, 2021
7.0

Marauders #17

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 13, 2021

REMATCH!
Storm versus Calisto. This time, it's personal.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Hellions #8 Jan 10, 2021
7.5

Hellions #8

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jan 6, 2021

It was a simple mission: retrieve NANNY'S ship and create a new containment armor for the recently resurrected ORPHAN-MAKER. But the emergence of an old enemy and his deadly warriors make their renewed life a hell on Earth for the HELLIONS!

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JBL Reviews rated Eternals #1 Jan 10, 2021
8.5

Eternals #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Jan 6, 2021

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What's the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals fac...

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Factor #6 Jan 7, 2021
1.0

This will be my last issue of X-Factor

X-Factor #6

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Jan 6, 2021

DEATH SCREAM!
Siryn is dead. Again. And again. And again.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated X-Men #16 Dec 30, 2020
7.0

X-Men #16

By: Jonathan Hickman, Phil Noto
Released: Dec 30, 2020

X OF SWORDS FALL OUT !
The Captain Commander of Krakoa made a fateful decision. There's no going back.
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Maestro #2 Dec 29, 2020
8.0

Maestro #2

By: Peter David, Dale Keown
Released: Sep 23, 2020

PART TWO: THINGS GET UGLY!
The world as we know it is long gone - but the Hulk we know and love will never die. Humans killed the Earth...and now the Hulk must choose whether to save it or doom it forever. Peter David's legendary saga continues with an action-packed tale of irradiated destruction! Plus: Just how did Rick Jones gather all the we...

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Force #15 Dec 21, 2020
8.0

I don’t like that they are turning Beast into such a questionable character

X-Force #15

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Dec 16, 2020

SHATTERED TRUST!
Omega Red's harboring a deadly secret, and X-Force may have to cross a line to keep Krakoa safe. But nothing compares to the trust broken by the interrogation of one of their own.
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batguano - Dec 23, 2020

Beast has been questionable for at least 2 decades at this point lol

JBL Reviews rated Seven Secrets #5 Dec 17, 2020
7.5

Seven Secrets #5

By: Tom Taylor, Daniele Di Nicuolo
Released: Dec 9, 2020

* Caspar has been training all his life for this moment - but he never expected an all-out war like this.
* As enemy forces converge on The Order, lives will be shattered by the truths that are revealed...
* ...and a shocking decision by The Order to protect The Secrets from an enemy who will stop at nothing to change the world.

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JBL Reviews rated Seven Secrets #4 Dec 17, 2020
8.0

Seven Secrets #4

By: Tom Taylor, Daniele Di Nicuolo
Released: Nov 11, 2020

* Caspar has completed his training, but now the real test begins as The Order is under attack by an enemy desperate to take control of the Seven Secrets and reshape the world in their image.
* But as the Holders and Keepers come together to fight back, it may turn out they've played right into the enemy's hands...

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JBL Reviews rated New Mutants #14 Dec 16, 2020
6.0

New Mutants #14

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Dec 16, 2020

LOST IN THE SHUFFLE!
On the edge of Krakoan society, the NEW MUTANTS are loose in the Wild Hunt! Going big, blowing things up, and combining powers to see who gets crowned king of the mountain. But something lurks in the trees -- something old... and HUNGRY... and its favorite prey is young mutants...
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Marauders #16 Dec 13, 2020
7.5

Marauders #16

By: Gerry Duggan, Stefano Caselli
Released: Dec 9, 2020

RED REVENGE !
The Black King did wrong. Now he must pay.
Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated S.W.O.R.D. #1 Dec 13, 2020
8.0

S.W.O.R.D. #1

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Dec 9, 2020

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage... but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate - a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, th...

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JBL Reviews added S.W.O.R.D. (2020) to their pull list Dec 13, 2020

S.W.O.R.D. (2020)

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage... but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate - a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, th...

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Psycamorean reviewed Strange Adventures #7 Dec 1, 2020
5.5

This was fine. I feel like this series is so turbulent. Sometimes it's good and interesting, other times it's kind of a slog. I didn't find myself gripped by the reveal here. It's a thing that's happening.

Strange Adventures #7

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

Adam Strange was right! In this issue guest-starring Batman, the Pykkts have come to Earth, and they plan to claim the planet as their own. Earth’s greatest heroes have faced alien invasions before, but they’re about to learn that the Pykkts are more formidable, more determined, and more deadly than any invading force they’ve faced before. On...

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6.0

Strange Adventures #7

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

Adam Strange was right! In this issue guest-starring Batman, the Pykkts have come to Earth, and they plan to claim the planet as their own. Earth’s greatest heroes have faced alien invasions before, but they’re about to learn that the Pykkts are more formidable, more determined, and more deadly than any invading force they’ve faced before. On...

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JBL Reviews reviewed Hellions #7 Dec 4, 2020
8.5

I really should hate this series, but I find myself liking it more than most x-books!

Hellions #7

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Dec 2, 2020

MUTANT MASSACRE!
Mr. Sinister's team of Hellions are dead. Oh, the pain! Oh, the injustice! Oh, the--wait a minute...what's Sinister really up to? The fallout from X OF SWORDS!
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JBL Reviews reviewed Batman/Catwoman #1 Dec 4, 2020
3.5

WTH was that?

Batman/Catwoman #1

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Dec 2, 2020

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threat...

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7.0

X Of Swords: Destruction #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Nov 25, 2020

The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall.
A sword against the darkness.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews reviewed X-Men #15 Nov 26, 2020
8.0

The story was good. The art was rough.

X-Men #15

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Nov 25, 2020

A great division. Bitter victories. Bitterer hearts.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Excalibur #15 Nov 25, 2020
2.0

Excalibur #15

By: Tini Howard, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Nov 25, 2020

A game abandoned, but a great gamble remains.
A Tower answers.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Maestro #1 Nov 23, 2020
8.5

Maestro #1

By: Peter David, Dale Keown
Released: Aug 19, 2020

THE STORY YOU'VE WAITED DECADES FOR: THE ORIGIN OF MAESTRO!
Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro - the master of what remains of the world. With astounding art from HULK veteran Dale Keown and up-and-comer Germán P...

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JBL Reviews rated Cable #6 Nov 21, 2020
7.0

Cable #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Nov 18, 2020

A son. The stars. A Fool and his bravery.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews rated Hellions #6 Nov 21, 2020
8.5

Hellions #6

By: Zeb Wells, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Chaos. Deceit. A hero returns.  

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maelstron reviewed X-Force #14 Nov 18, 2020
3.5

Mostly dumb fights to padding

X-Force #14

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Chivalry gives way to fury. A knight must kneel.

Rated T+

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Federico Liguori reviewed X-Force #14 Nov 19, 2020
4.0

I'm officially done with this trash. Hickman & Co think they're smart and funny, but this is offensive. Stopping all the main stories to show the fans mutants competing in arm wrestling, food competitions and drink games? THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC.

X-Force #14

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Nov 18, 2020

Chivalry gives way to fury. A knight must kneel.

Rated T+

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JBL Reviews - Nov 20, 2020

I dislike this event so much

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