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Ryan reviewed Valkyrie: Jane Foster #7 Jan 18, 2020
10

Best comic of the week. Valkyrie and the medic of Marvel travel to Death’s domain to save death, and it made for one fantastic story. I have no doubt that Valkyrie: Jane Foster 7 is the best issue of the series so far. Each character was fabulously written and guest artist Pere Perez blow my mind with his art. Pure eye candy. This was such a tragic issue and I wish Aaron could write stuff this d more

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #7

By: Jason Aaron, Pere Perez
Released: Jan 15, 2020

TIME OF DEATH: NOW!
Valkyrie teams up with Marvel's Mightiest Medics to save the life of the ultimate patient - Death herself! With a universal force on the cosmic operating table, the end of everything is one slip of the scalpel away... but has one of Jane's surgical team forgotten their Hippocratic Oath?
Rated T+

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Ryan rated Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5 Jan 18, 2020
9.0

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5

By: Jason Aaron, Cafu
Released: Nov 27, 2019

INTO THE ETERNAL DARKNESS!
Valkyrie's enemy finally reveals themself to teach the guardian of the fallen an important lesson: Not every life can be saved. It's the explosive end of the first arc as Valkyrie faces the death that's been stalking her since issue #1!
Rated T+

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8.5

Why isn't everyone talking about this?

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5

By: Jason Aaron, Cafu
Released: Nov 27, 2019

INTO THE ETERNAL DARKNESS!
Valkyrie's enemy finally reveals themself to teach the guardian of the fallen an important lesson: Not every life can be saved. It's the explosive end of the first arc as Valkyrie faces the death that's been stalking her since issue #1!
Rated T+

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9.0

Hopeless and Hepburn once again deliver an excellent issue of Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider. In issue 2, Cammi steals the show. She hasn’t done a lot lately so it was great to see her back in the spotlight. I loved the mind boggling space violence and the Cosmic King is a fantastic villain

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #2

By: Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum, Scott Hepburn
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Cosmic Ghost Rider is ready to burn a fiery swathe across the cosmos-but he's picked up a rogue earth hitchhiker along the way!
Will Cammi's presence become Rider's own form of penance, or will her thirst for vengeance just add fuel to the flames?
Don't miss out as these two rebels' paths converge as they embark on a two-person crusade agai...

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Ryan reviewed Avengers #29 Jan 18, 2020
7.0

Avengers 29 is basically one big fight scene. McGuinness’ art is decent but not my favorites, and I feel like the fight scenes went on way too long. As usual, though, this latest installment of Avengers was packed with some awesome moments, including Blade combining with Boy-Thing and War Widow kicking ass. Unfortunately, Jason Aaron writes extremely bland dialogue for this issue and I could not more

Avengers #29

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jan 15, 2020

STARBRAND REBORN Part Three: THE RISE OF THE WAR WIDOW
The battle for the Starbrand heats up like a supernova, as Captain Marvel goes toe to toe with Firelord, Ghost Rider races the Silver Surfer and Brood Thor... tries to eat the Avengers. Meanwhile the Black Widow kicks much butt in outer space with a bold new weapon in her arsenal. That's ri...

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Ryan reviewed Yondu #4 Jan 8, 2020
5.5

Horrible art and pretty boring but I liked Yondu’s origin

Yondu #4

By: Lonnie Nadler, John McCrea
Released: Jan 8, 2020

• Yondu and his descendent from the 31st century, Yondu, seem to have shaken their pursuers - little do they know they're still being hunted!
•  Can the two set aside their differences long enough to protect the Herald's Urn, or will their divisiveness allow Sav'rkk to pick them off one by one?
•  Plu...

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Ryan reviewed Strikeforce #5 Jan 8, 2020
6.5

I have a feeling Strikeforce 5 will read a lot better in trade, but for a story with so many layers and elements, it just gets so confusing when there’s a whole month in between issues. I was honestly very confused and I’m considering dropping this title and just waiting for the trades. Beautiful art though

Strikeforce #5

By: Tini Howard, Jacopo Camagni
Released: Jan 8, 2020

GHOST IN THE MACHINE!
Someone is tinkering with the boundaries between life and death - or human and machine. This team has dealt with undead before, but death is due an upgrade. And no one is prepared for this digital revolution!
Rated T+

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Ryan reviewed Savage Avengers #9 Jan 8, 2020
9.0

Savage Avengers 9 is very light on dialogue, whick perfectly highlights Patrick Zircher’s art. This issue is beautifully violent and has great action. I was disappointed on how fast this issue retconned last issue’s cliffhanger (and how predictably), but Stephen becoming Iron Mage makes up for it all

Savage Avengers #9

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Jan 8, 2020

The Quest to Kill Kulan Gath Part 1
Folks, we won't mince words. Kulan Gath has got to go. If Conan The Barbarian, Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom can't do it, then it can't be done. Plus, what is the fate of Kulan Gath's guest, Doctor Voodoo?
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Ryan reviewed Excalibur #5 Jan 8, 2020
7.0

I’m super glad that Rogue is finally awake but I can’t get myself to like this series as much as a lot of other people do. There’s no clear purpose and this series, this issue especially, has terrible pacing. I like Hickman’s take on Apocalypse much more than Howard’s

Excalibur #5

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Jan 8, 2020

The Secret of Rogue's Coffin!
Locked in her mysterious coffin, Rogue dreams. Meanwhile, Apocalypse performs a ritual, and the throne of power changes hands. The reign of mutantkind reaches the Otherworld at last.
Rated T+

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Ryan reviewed X-Force #5 Jan 8, 2020
10

Excellently violent and beautifully drawn, X-Force is one of the best Dawn of X titles right now. Domino and Logan are written magnificently, and I loved when Forge squished Logan together. The moral dilemma that Domino faced made for a great read

X-Force #5

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jan 8, 2020

DEADLY CHOICES CARRY DARK CONSEQUENCES!
First, Domino and Forge have to pick up the pieces as the team faces a major setback! Then, Beast takes matters into his own hands when a piece of new technology threatens the safety of the nation.
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Ryan reviewed New Mutants #5 Jan 8, 2020
10

“F**k or fight” Lmao this isn’t your dad’s Illyana. Gotta love Hickman

New Mutants #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Jan 8, 2020

THE EXPLOSIVE RETURN OF CANNONBALL! The team has reached the Shi'ar Galaxy only to find the empire in turmoil! Deathbird returns and she won't let Bobby and Sam get in the way of what she wants!
Rated T+

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Ryan added New Mutants (2019) to their pull list Jan 8, 2020

New Mutants (2019)

THE NEW GENERATION CLAIMS THE DAWN!
The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+  

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Ryan reviewed Fallen Angels #5 Jan 8, 2020
7.5

Don’t get me wrong- Fallen Angels still has a TON of issues as a comic, but issue 5 is definitely the bright spot. The art improved and Hill’s dialogue is infinitely easier to understand and less over dramatic. Apoth is still a horrible villain but Magneto and Sinister were awesome this issue

Fallen Angels #5

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jan 8, 2020

HARK! MORE ANGELS FALL!
Husk and Bling! Join Psylocke and company on their mission to stave off Apoth and his children! Then - Cable turns on X-23?!?
Rated T+

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Ryan reviewed Adventures Of Superman #4 Jan 3, 2020
6.0

Neat little plot twist but extremely boring before the last 3 pages.

Adventures Of Superman #4

By: J.M. DeMatteis, Sal Buscema
Released: May 20, 2013

Superman spots a mysterious figure following him around Metropolis. But who is this man? What are his intentions? And how does he know so much about the Man of Steel?? Find out in this chapter by all-star creators J.M. DeMatteis, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Sal Buscema!

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Ryan reviewed Adventures Of Superman #3 Jan 3, 2020
7.0

Bizarro is that one villain i just always love and feel bad for

Adventures Of Superman #3

By: Justin Jordan, Riley Rossmo
Released: May 13, 2013

This chapter does NOT feature Bizzaro! It does NOT have lots of flying and punching and super-heroics! It is NOT drawn by rising star artist Riley Rossmo!

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Ryan reviewed Adventures Of Superman #2 Jan 3, 2020
7.5

Lemire writes and draws a cute but light little tale

Adventures Of Superman #2

By: Michael Avon Oeming
Released: May 6, 2013

Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you all-new, non-continuity short stories featuring the Man of Steel himself — SUPERMAN! This month’s issue features a super artist lineup featuring the work of Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), Joëlle Jones (FABLES), and Giuseppe Camuncoli (Superior Spider-Man) with Sal Buscema (The Incredible Hulk...

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Ryan reviewed Adventures Of Superman #1 Jan 3, 2020
8.0

Good but nothing exceptional. Cheap though, which is awsome

Adventures Of Superman #1

By: Justin Jordan, Riley Rossmo
Released: Apr 29, 2013

Dont miss the debut of this all-new series starring The Man of Steel, written and illustrated by some of comics finest talents!Witness Supermans first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, brought to you by Jeff Parker (Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! Also, Bizarro has his worst (best?) day ever, penned by Justin Jordan with art by fan-favorit...

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Ryan reviewed Adventures Of Superman #28 Jan 3, 2020
9.0

Although probably easy to write, this was still a touching and wholesome Superman comic. Consider me impressed

Adventures Of Superman #28

By: Josh Elder, Victor Ibanez
Released: Oct 30, 2013

"Dear Superman" part 1 of 1. Superman's #1 fan watches from a distance as the Man of Steel battles an upgraded Metallo in the streets of Metropolis!

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Ryan reviewed Civil War: The Return #1 Jan 3, 2020
3.0

Awful comic. Huge retcon as the original Captain Marvel is resurrected. Then you have the Sentry, who’s also in this issue, as he’s basically a walking retcon. No story whatsoever: just 2 separate monologues by 2 characters who have no right to be in the Marvel Universe at all right now

Civil War: The Return #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Tom Raney

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Ryan reviewed Superman: Red Son #3 Jan 3, 2020
10

No words. Phenomenal. Better than All-Star Superman

Superman: Red Son #3

By: Mark Millar, Kilian Plunkett
Released: Aug 27, 2003

The ELSEWORLDS miniseries comes to a shocking conclusion! By the year 2000, Superman's Soviet Union is a crime-free utopia...where the people have no choices, and dissent is not tolerated. How will humanity react to his benevolent dictates?

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Ryan reviewed Superman: Red Son #2 Jan 3, 2020
10

I thought last issue was perfect and Red Son 2 is way better. Easily one of the best Batman/Superman showdowns ever

Superman: Red Son #2

By: Mark Millar, Dave Johnson
Released: Jun 11, 2003

Twenty years after the events of last issue, Russia's Superman has become the hero of his country -- and the world -- while Lex Luthor has worked with the CIA to bring him down. Faced with ever-looming threats from within and the rise of a mysterious Batman from the underbelly of Moscow, how much longer will Superman's reign continue? What's hidden...

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Ryan reviewed Superman: Red Son #1 Jan 3, 2020
10

Truly a beautiful beginning. I was expecting Soviet Superman to be an awful human being but I was pleasantly surprised that he wasn’t

Superman: Red Son #1

By: Mark Millar, Jeff Johnson
Released: Apr 30, 2003

The ELSEWORLDS miniseries arrives! When Krypton explodes, the infant Kal-El is rocketed to Earth, where he lands on a Ukrainian farm during the 1950s! How will the Cold War affect the Man of Steel?

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6.0

Beta Ray Bill as a character is awesome as usual but I found the art mediocre and the story lacking

Secret Invasion Aftermath: Beta Ray Bill: The Green of Eden #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Dan Brereton
Released: Apr 15, 2009

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Ryan dropped Powers of X from their pull list Jan 2, 2020

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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Ryan dropped Loki (2019) from their pull list Jan 2, 2020

Loki (2019)

EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HERO! ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! After dying a grisly death in THE WAR OF THE REALMS, Loki learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don't get caught. But now he has a whole new set of responsibilities - and his brother Thor is not about to let him walk away from them this time. Late Show and BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL writer Daniel...

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Ryan reviewed Winter Soldier: Winter Kills #1 Jan 2, 2020
10

Probably Marvel’s best Christmas comic to date. Loved the last page between Namor and Bucky. A true shame that Marvel didn’t let Toro Rest In Peace

Winter Soldier: Winter Kills #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Steven Gaudiano

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9.5

Brubaker’s ability to make me care about a character that I know next to nothing about is incredible and one of his best traits as a writer. Brubaker and Samnee combine their talents and deliver an amazing gritty and noir one-shot

Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula #1

By: Ed Brubaker, Chris Samnee
Released: Apr 30, 2008

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Ryan reviewed Superman: Secret Origin #6 Jan 2, 2020
10

All in all, my favorite Superman origin comic ever. Thanks for the ride Geoff and Gary

Superman: Secret Origin #6

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Aug 25, 2010

The reimagining of Superman's early days concludes as he faces his toughest foe yet his childhood friend Lex Luthor! The victor will be Metropolis's hero. If you think you know how this plays out, then you underestimate how much Luthor wants that title

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Ryan reviewed Superman: Secret Origin #5 Jan 2, 2020
10

Another perfect issue

Superman: Secret Origin #5

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Apr 7, 2010

Superman versus Metallo for the first time! Witness the origin of one of Superman's most-feared foes, as an attack by Lex Luthor goes awry and gives birth to the evil of Metallo. Can an inexperienced Man of Steel handle a foe with a heart of Kryptonite? Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Perry White are close to revealing Luthor as the monster that he is b...

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Ryan reviewed Superman: Secret Origin #4 Jan 2, 2020
10

Lois and Lex made this series oh so much better. Incredible

Superman: Secret Origin #4

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jan 27, 2010

While everyone wants something from Metropolis' first Super Hero, Superman must fight his first Super-Villain someone who wants everything the Parasite! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor turns his attention toward The Man of Steel... Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continue their bold reinterpretation of the origin of The Man of Steel for the 21st Century!

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