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thorstone reviewed Silver Surfer: Black #5 Nov 22, 2019
10

So much is to be said about this short yet game-changing story, but I'll keep it short, too. First off, Donny Cates was a steal for Marvel, and it shows when he goes 100% into whatever he's writing. This is a prime example, as it ties in to his biggest contributions to Marvel history from his runs of Venom and Thanos (and probably Thor too when he writes that), but the addition of Tradd Moore on a more

Silver Surfer: Black #5

By: Donny Cates, Tradd Moore
Released: Oct 30, 2019

• The final stand against Knull!
•  The Surfer's severely depleted of his Power Cosmic, will desperate lengths force him to use his secret weapon and unleash a new horror upon the galaxy?
•  Trust us, you won't want to miss this epic conclusion!
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Batman: White Knight #1 Nov 2, 2019
10

This is one of the smartest comics I've ever read.

Batman: White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 4, 2017

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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thorstone reviewed House of X #5 Sep 20, 2019
10

This series is already revolutionizing X-Men (again), and perhaps the Marvel Universe as a whole, but that is a given at this point.

What must be acclaimed the most about Hickman's masterful epic is his ability to make us question what we thought we knew about sci-fi elements such as artificial intelligence, dystopian futures, alternate realities/universes, time travel, cloning, resurr more

House of X #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

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10

If you ever feel like getting a trade that is kinda set in the middle of a bigger story, make sure it's this one. I want to recommend the whole series to everyone, even people that don't read comics, but for those who don't want to read 15 comics, these 5 will do, as this is so far the peak moment of Al Ewing's masterful run.

Immortal Hulk Vol. 4: Abomination

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett

Once upon a time, he was the Hulk's best friend. Rick Jones was there at ground zero on the fateful day the Hulk was born. And during the early days when the Hulk was a mindless brute, Rick was the only one who believed in him. Now Rick is dead and gone - but his body has been exhumed and stolen! And the Immortal Hulk wants to know why. But to find...

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thorstone reviewed Powers of X #3 Aug 22, 2019
9.5

While it's going to be difficult to top House of X #2 in terms of surprises, this is definitely the biigest game-changer so far. While other issues have been jumping back and forth between four timelines, this one stays a hundred years in the future throughout the issue with the remaining X-Men as they infiltrate Nimrod's base. Staying this focused gives us our most emotionally gripping (as well a more

Powers of X #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Aug 21, 2019

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+

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thorstone added Powers of X to their pull list Aug 22, 2019

Powers of X

FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal m...

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thorstone reviewed House of X #2 Aug 9, 2019
10

To say the least, just as Hickman and others promised, this issue is one that will be talked about for years to come. I didn't expect I would enjoy this series as much as I have so far. Honestly, I feel like the lack of truly engaging/interesting X-stories in the past few years has made me lose interest in that side of Marvel, to the point that I wasn't expecting this to get me to love X-Men again more

House of X #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

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thorstone added House of X to their pull list Aug 9, 2019

House of X

FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel's m...

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thorstone reviewed Immortal Hulk #18 Jun 6, 2019
10

When someone who doesn't read comics says they're "for kids", you show them Immortal Hulk.

Immortal Hulk #18

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: May 29, 2019

• Bruce Banner is trapped inside Shadow Base Site A -  powerless and hunted by their top assassin.
•  He can't run forever. He can't change form. He can't survive...without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
•  But not the one you think.
Rated T+

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thorstone added Immortal Hulk to their pull list Jun 6, 2019

Immortal Hulk

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Captain America #4 Apr 3, 2019
7.5

The thing with Ta-Nehisi Coates that I assumed was a one-time thing with Black Panther, but isn't the case because it applies here too, is that, while he creates interesting stories, he seems to have an issue with being vague about his ultimate goal. Yes, it creates a mystery, and ultimately, a hook, but it's somewhat irritating that each issue seems to repeat the same narrative as the one before more

Captain America #4

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Oct 10, 2018

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
With Sharon missing, Cap must single-handedly invade the stronghold of his enemies! But even if he makes it through, what's waiting for him is a hundred times more formidable: Taskmaster!
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #3 Mar 21, 2019
10

When I reviewed the first issue in this series, I brought up the fact that Donny Cates could truly be bringing the Guardians back to that level in which all Guardians books are judged: whether or not they match the greatness of the Abnett/Lanning series from over a decade ago. That issue raised my eyebrows with intrigue more than anything else since that time, but one has to always consider that a more

Guardians of the Galaxy #3

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Mar 20, 2019

• The Dark Guardians ascend!
•  With a new Thanos rising, the galaxy calls for a group of heroes who will use any means necessary to end this threat.
•  Unfortunately for Star-Lord, that's NOT the Guardians of the Galaxy!
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Avengers: No Road Home #6 Mar 21, 2019
8.5

It hasn't been since Original Sin that we got an event where certain characters team up that you'd never imagine teaming up. Here, we get Conan and Scarlet Witch. While it could've been handled terribly (and there's even a moment where the writers hint at how aware they are of that), and this particular team-up takes up the good majority of the issue, it still ends up being a really entertaining r more

Avengers: No Road Home #6

By: Al Ewing, Sean Izaakse
Released: Mar 20, 2019

THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
Welcome to the Hyborian Age, Wanda Maximoff - hope you survive the experience! An extra-long Conan epic like you've never seen before!
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Spider-Man: City At War #1 Mar 20, 2019
9.5

Of course it won't take you as long to read this as it will to play the game it's adapted from, as you'll probably be spending hours (like I did) swinging around the city just for the fun of it. This takes all the exciting bits from the game and adds extra touch-ups here and there to provide a cohesive and thrilling story for those who would rather read it than play it. However, if you have played more

Spider-Man: City At War #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Michele Bandini
Released: Mar 20, 2019

PRESS START ON A BRAND-NEW MARVEL UNIVERSE!
Showered with worldwide acclaim, the blockbuster Marvel's Spider-Man has everyone's spider-sense buzzing! Now you can experience the emotional and shock-filled story that takes favorite characters (including Mary Jane, Aunt May, Norman Osborn, Otto Octavius and Miles Morales) and spins them into an al...

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thorstone reviewed Avengers #17 Mar 20, 2019
9.0

Of course we need a good story with depth, especially with Avengers, and Aaron is well-known for building up his stories, although some slower than others. This has surprisingly been the best arc so far of his run, as each issue has been fairly full of exciting action, but this one takes the cake as a great finish and a template for how awesome and kickass every issue of Avengers should be.

Avengers #17

By: Jason Aaron, David Marquez
Released: Mar 20, 2019

A NEW VAMPIRE ORDER!
The final fate of Dracula! The Avengers vs. Ghost Rider?! Blade vs. the Shadow Colonel! And the world of the Marvel U vampires will be changed forever. Who will be the new Lord of the Damned?
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1 Mar 15, 2019
6.5

I'm not entirely sure why Wolverine has to be the main hero in this series. Maybe we'll find out later, or maybe Marvel just wanted to make some use of him for the time being. Nevertheless, the story itself is pretty interesting, being a direct spin-off from the so-so Infinity Wars event. This issue in general wasn't anything spectacular (save for the inclusion future Phoenix Logan), but as it see more

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Andy MacDonald
Released: Feb 20, 2019

Wolverine has finally returned, disentwined from the evil clutches of Soteira...but hang on, didn't he have an Infinity Stone? How did THAT happen?! And wasn't he popping up all over the place for a little while? The answers you seek are finally revealed as Logan goes cosmic alongside everyone's favorite god of lies and stories, Loki Laufeyson!
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thorstone added Wolverine: Infinity Watch to their pull list Mar 15, 2019

Wolverine: Infinity Watch

Wolverine has finally returned, disentwined from the evil clutches of Soteira...but hang on, didn't he have an Infinity Stone? How did THAT happen?! And wasn't he popping up all over the place for a little while? The answers you seek are finally revealed as Logan goes cosmic alongside everyone's favorite god of lies and stories, Loki Laufeyson!
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thorstone reviewed Old Man Quill #3 Mar 15, 2019
8.5

The series may seem to be moving a little slow at the moment, but it is at least giving us a good dose of action, character moments and cool nods to classic Marvel characters, while also setting us up with enough mystery to make me want to keep reading. As if I wouldn't already, because this is one of Marvel's best alternate realities, and Ethan Sacks has chosen one of the best ways possible to ex more

Old Man Quill #3

By: Ethan Sacks, Robert Gill
Released: Mar 13, 2019

BACK IN THE SADDLE!
•  PETER QUILL and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY make their way through the WASTELANDS!
•  But even as they try to help the Earth's downtrodden...the shadow of DOOM hangs over their every move!
•  Their only hope...a valuable weapon that may or may not have been forgotten on Earth...
Rated T

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thorstone reviewed Avengers: No Road Home #5 Mar 15, 2019
9.5

No doubt has this series been intriguing from the get-go. That could be a mixture of it being the follow-up to No Surrender (which was awesome) and the fact that I'm a huge fan of Hercules (who is sorta front-and-center in this), or maybe it's just really good. Ewing, Zub and Waid have done a great job giving each character enough time to have a bit of purpose, so even though this is about the dow more

Avengers: No Road Home #5

By: Al Ewing, Sean Izaakse
Released: Mar 13, 2019

THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
As the Scarlet Witch works to escape Nyx's prison of darkness, the Hulk takes on Hypnos, Lord of Sleep, in the realm of Nightmare!
LEGACY #712
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Winter Soldier #4 Mar 13, 2019
9.0

Another stellar entry in this very underrated mini-series. As Marvel seems to be hitting it out of the park with its minis as of late, this is the best one coming right now, and the only disappointing thing about it is that there's only one issue left.

Winter Soldier #4

By: Kyle Higgins, Rod Reis
Released: Mar 13, 2019

A face from the past returns at a pivotal time in RJ's deprogramming. But is his return too good to be true? Or is Bucky just being paranoid? What lengths is he willing to go to keep RJ safe? An issue filled with shocking choices.
Rated T+

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thorstone reviewed Old Man Quill #1 Feb 9, 2019
8.0

So, I don't seem to have the same things to nag about this issue as others. While some want more of the Wastelands (the Old Man Logan alternate-future version of Earth), I actually wanted the opposite. Sure, I want this taking place in the same future, but I was actually looking forward to a future version of the Guardians NOT on Earth. I just wanted future cosmic Marvel, where there aren't many h more

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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thorstone added Black Panther (2018) to their pull list Feb 1, 2019

Black Panther (2018)

A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T'Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed...
Across the vast Multiverse...

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thorstone added Old Man Quill to their pull list Feb 1, 2019

Old Man Quill

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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thorstone added Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) to their pull list Feb 1, 2019

Guardians of the Galaxy (2019)

WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead...or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy...but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? ...

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thorstone reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Jan 23, 2019
9.5

It seems like things just keep getting better for Guardians fans. Maybe not for fans of the lineup from the movies that have been the norm in comics for the past 10 years (as that's now a thing of the past after Infinity Wars), but each time we get a new writer, it seems that we get closer and closer to the popular "as good as DnA" level that Guardians comics get judged upon. When Duggan took over more

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jan 23, 2019

WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead...or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy...but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? ...

thorstone reviewed Superior Spider-Man #1 Dec 25, 2018
8.5

A great start for something I'm sure a lot of people were approaching with caution. With there being so many Spider-people in the current Marvel universe, their didn't seem to be much need for a new Superior Spider-Man comic beyond popular demand. However, Christos Gage proves that he means business as this issue does exactly what a #1 issue should do. This feels like a direct continuation of wher more

Superior Spider-Man #1

By: Christos Gage, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Dec 26, 2018

A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
Otto Octavius leaves the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind and once again becomes THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! If you think you've already read the most intense and surprisingly heartbreaking Superior Spider-Man story, prepare to be wrong. Otto is going to prove to the world that he's the most effective and (to him at least) ...

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7.5

Like many Carnage comics before it, Carnage Born rehashes the history of Cletus Kasady before and after he bonded with his notorious symbiote. And like many Donny Cates comics before it, this one adds to that history to develop the character in ways not seen before. While Cates is usually great at building to a character's history without rewriting aspects of it in ways that will turn away longtim more

Web Of Venom: Carnage Born #1

By: Donny Cates, Danilo Beyruth
Released: Nov 21, 2018

• Join DONNY CATES as he continues to snake his tendrils through the VENOM mythos - this time visiting the sickening sociopath called CARNAGE!
•  A cruel cannibal obsessed with death and murder, few mourned Cletus Kasady after he seemingly died in VENOMIZED.
•  But now a cult devoted to the madman has gathered, hoping to resurre...

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thorstone rated Venom: First Host #4 Sep 22, 2018
9.0

Venom: First Host #4

By: Mike Costa, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been SEPARATED, but Brock isn't giving up without a fight!
•  With a pair of unlikely allies, Brock takes the fight to his symbiote's home turf...outer space!
Rated T+

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thorstone rated Venom: First Host #3 Sep 12, 2018
8.0

Venom: First Host #3

By: Mike Costa, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 12, 2018

After the extraterrestrial ambush of last issue, the Venom symbiote will have to choose between allowing its newborn offspring to die...or separate from Eddie Brock!
Rated T+

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thorstone added Sentry (2018) to their pull list Jul 28, 2018

Sentry (2018)

THE GOLDEN GUARDIAN IS BACK! FRESH FROM THE PAGES OF DOCTOR STRANGE...
...but is that really such a good thing?
The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry - shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns - is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace. By day, he tr...

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