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PolarIceFire rated Marauders #26 Dec 2, 2021
9.5

Marauders #26

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Dec 1, 2021

HOW TO FIGHT YOUR DRAGON! While a new representative of Krakoa hits the international stage, the Marauders find themselves face-to-snout with He-Whose-Limbs-Shatter-Mountains-and-Whose-Back-Scrapes-the-Sun, FIN FANG FOOM himself! 

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PolarIceFire added X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) to their pull list Nov 29, 2021

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021)

THE STORY THAT WILL SHAKE KRAKOA TO ITS CORE!
A horrific murder. A shocking revelation. A trial that will divide the new mutant nation. Leah Williams and Valerio Schiti bring you a new epic that threatens the Reign of X and will upend the world of mutants. The truth is hidden, the danger is far from over, and the trial has begun
Rated T+

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PolarIceFire rated X-Men #5 Nov 29, 2021
9.5

X-Men #5

By: Gerry Duggan, Javier Pina
Released: Nov 24, 2021

ENTER: DOCTOR STASIS! The X-Men’s new nemesis finally makes himself known to them, bringing his creations to bear. Mutants may have conquered death, but their foes are all too living… 

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Miracleman92 reviewed Marauders #25 Nov 1, 2021
9.0

The Marauders conclude their adventure into space. I really enjoyed this issue. Duggan actually utilized every member of the team in a way that makes sense and contributes to the team's survival.

Marauders #25

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 27, 2021

QUEEN OF DIAMOND!
You don't cross Emma Frost... even if she was the one who crossed you first. The Marauders' trip into space gets bloody - and in space, no one can hear you bleed.


RATED T+

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PolarIceFire reviewed Inferno #2 Nov 1, 2021
8.5

The hypocritical hysterics are still a bit much,
BUT, think I liked this ish better than the last.
And that's probably 'cause this one, I found...
FUNNY, ACTUALLY.
MAGNETO, lol...you & me both,
brother, YOU...AND ME, BOTH!!

Inferno #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Stefano Caselli
Released: Oct 27, 2021

FEEL THE FIRE!
Secrets. Lies. They have a way of coming out and biting you when you least expect them. The secrets and lies of Krakoa will shake it to it foundation. Head of X Jonathan Hickman, continues a tale of consequences with one of his first Marvel collaborators, artist Stefano Caselli!

RATED T+

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Marauders #25 Oct 27, 2021
8.5

Filler, but interesting filler to say the least.

Marauders #25

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 27, 2021

QUEEN OF DIAMOND!
You don't cross Emma Frost... even if she was the one who crossed you first. The Marauders' trip into space gets bloody - and in space, no one can hear you bleed.


RATED T+

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King-Maker Psycamorean reviewed Marauders #25 Oct 30, 2021
8.5

This was fun, and a good use of teamwork in a team book that for a while now, hasn't featured the team much. Of course, no matter what this book does, it'll get shit.

Marauders #25

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 27, 2021

QUEEN OF DIAMOND!
You don't cross Emma Frost... even if she was the one who crossed you first. The Marauders' trip into space gets bloody - and in space, no one can hear you bleed.


RATED T+

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Loafy Trophy reviewed Marauders #25 Oct 28, 2021
8.5

There's been a lot of good, creative power combinations during the Krakoan era of X books, but I think the teamwork on display in Marauders #25 takes the cake. Only complaint would be the flat colors by Noto, which just don't accentuate his line work the same way as the watercolor effect.

Marauders #25

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 27, 2021

QUEEN OF DIAMOND!
You don't cross Emma Frost... even if she was the one who crossed you first. The Marauders' trip into space gets bloody - and in space, no one can hear you bleed.


RATED T+

PolarIceFire reviewed Marauders #25 Nov 1, 2021
9.0

Beyond the BODACIOUS Bobby bona fides...
2 more standout THINGS shined so favorably:
BALANCE & PACING!!
Also, Omega ICEMAN's thermo/hydro/cryokinetic
control eXpanding to molecular (atomic?) levels...
CONFIRMED?!
As in interstellar, amorphous ice created
quicker, than sublimation can take place?

2nd favorite Oct X-book, after Hellions 16.

Marauders #25

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 27, 2021

QUEEN OF DIAMOND!
You don't cross Emma Frost... even if she was the one who crossed you first. The Marauders' trip into space gets bloody - and in space, no one can hear you bleed.


RATED T+

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PolarIceFire added Marauders to their pull list Nov 1, 2021

Marauders

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
Rated T+

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PolarIceFire dropped X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021) from their pull list Oct 20, 2021

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto (2021)

THE STORY THAT WILL SHAKE KRAKOA TO ITS CORE!
A horrific murder. A shocking revelation. A trial that will divide the new mutant nation. Leah Williams and Valerio Schiti bring you a new epic that threatens the Reign of X and will upend the world of mutants. The truth is hidden, the danger is far from over, and the trial has begun
Rated T+

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PolarIceFire reviewed X-Force #24 Oct 16, 2021
8.5

REALLY enjoyed Black Tom's appearance, as always, he just adds... so much zest!
The development w/Colossus has left me uncomfortably conflicted, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, but as for Beast... I continue to grow increasingly weary, of his ongoing, everlasting...
descent into MEGALOMANIA!

X-Force #24

By: Ben Percy, Martin Coccolo
Released: Oct 13, 2021

BIG BROTHER!
MIKHAIL RASPUTIN's nesting doll agents have infiltrated Krakoa before, but never like this. If BLACK TOM can't root out their invasion of BEAST, the consequences go beyond mere death. Time for PIOTR RASPUTIN, A.K.A. COLOSSUS, to step in!

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Toonstrack reviewed X-Men #4 Oct 14, 2021
8.5

I enjoyed this issue for the one off it was. The art was great and its a good showcase of jean and a peak into the emotional struggles some of the team members have.

X-Men #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Javier Pina
Released: Oct 13, 2021

HEADS UP!
It's Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester... the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that's not the only terror targeting them...

RATED T+

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PolarIceFire reviewed X-Men #4 Oct 16, 2021
9.0

The ART just cements Pepe's already...
IMPECCABLE taste, as beyond reproach - a perfect
MATCH!!!
The quieter narrative contrasts well w/previous events, too, serving up a feast for Jean fans & offering insight into her motivations.
And Cyclops LIED?! About what, eXactly?
Is it just his *real* reasons behind forming the new team, and his *secret* doubts surrounding it? Or s more

X-Men #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Javier Pina
Released: Oct 13, 2021

HEADS UP!
It's Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester... the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that's not the only terror targeting them...

RATED T+

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PolarIceFire dropped New Mutants (2019) from their pull list Oct 7, 2021

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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PolarIceFire reviewed Excalibur #24 Oct 6, 2021
7.5

Solid & the best this series has been, since I can't remember when.

Excalibur #24

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Oct 6, 2021

KINGDOMS OF BLOOD!
The ten kingdoms of Otherworld must decide: Are Excalibur heroes of the realm, or witchbreed to be put to the stake? The peace brought to Otherworld by their X OF SWORDS victory comes to an end.

RATED T+

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PolarIceFire reviewed New Mutants #22 Oct 6, 2021
7.5

Found this a lot more uneven than last issue.
Still enjoyable tho, w/some good developments.

New Mutants #22

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Oct 6, 2021

SHADOW KING SHOWDOWN!
He's been skirting the line... skulking around the Wild Hunt... and now he's simply gone too far. On Krakoa, where the dead walk among the living and the unforgiveable has been forgiven, the NEW MUTANTS now battle an old foe... the psychic entity known as the Shadow King!

RATED T+

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PolarIceFire reviewed Hellions #16 Oct 6, 2021
9.5

Pretty intense & kept me thoroughly engaged throughout.
Segovia's return provided some tasty icing on the cake.
Very fond of this series overall & have nothing but praise for it, pretty much.

Hellions #16

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

FALLOUT!
The wheels have come off the Hellions bandwagon. They might all hate one another, but Nanny LOVES her latest addition! Who would be so cruel as to stomp on her happiness? It's not who you think!

PARENTAL ADVISORY

8.0

Have been reluctant to rate this, as the ending left me... wanting.
Found it... wobbly, and ultimately, underwhelming.
The preview of the follow-up only eXacerbated this, making it a wait & see.
IDK, maybe that will improve my view in retrospect, but I'm pretty much on the fence right now.

X-Men: Onslaught Revelation #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Sep 22, 2021

YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU!
•  The X-Men's greatest foe, mutantkind's primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders...
•  The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything.
•  The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a sma...

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PolarIceFire reviewed S.W.O.R.D. #8 Oct 1, 2021
7.5

Look out sassy Sinister, 'cause nasty...
super-snarky, Uncaring TARN's comin' for your shtick.
But if this wasn't eXhibit-a for 𝘜𝘯𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 STORM's inevitable, 12-issue yr-long, Ewing-penned prestige format, S1 maXi-SOLO-series, then IDK WTF is!!

Also, the mention of Amenth in relation to her, I believe will be of particular importance moving forward. And more

S.W.O.R.D. #8

By: Al Ewing, Guiu Vilanova
Released: Sep 29, 2021

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!
By the time you're reading this, you know. You know who sits in the central seat of Arakko. You know who speaks for Sol. Storm rules. But when you have to prove to your people who you are, every single day without fail...What becomes of who you were?

Rated T+

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PolarIceFire reviewed Inferno #1 Sep 30, 2021
8.5

The 1st ½ was good, but...
the 2nd ½ really grabbed me. A whole lot of high drama, or heightened 𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘢, as it were. Many moving parts that by my guess, no matter the outcome, will break away & begin...
building on their own?

Inferno #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti
Released: Sep 29, 2021

THE CULMINATION OF JONATHAN HICKMAN'S X-MEN BEGINS HERE!
"There will be an island-not the first, but the last..." Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Mastermind of the X-Men JONATHAN HICKMAN brings his plans to a he...

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PolarIceFire dropped X-Men: Onslaught Revelation (2021) from their pull list Sep 23, 2021

X-Men: Onslaught Revelation (2021)

YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU!
•  The X-Men's greatest foe, mutantkind's primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders...
•  The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything.
•  The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a sma...

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PolarIceFire dropped Marauders from their pull list Sep 23, 2021

Marauders

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
Rated T+

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PolarIceFire dropped The Last Annihilation from their pull list Sep 23, 2021

The Last Annihilation

WORLDS APART, BUT NEVER ALONE!
The Last Annihilation has hit the Kree/Skrull Alliance. Wiccan and Hulkling must split up to simultaneously defend two planets against the Mindless Army! But will the individual newlyweds be enough to fight off the forces of Dormammu? Or will they become the next casualties in this senseless war?

Rated T+

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PolarIceFire dropped Way of X (2021) from their pull list Sep 23, 2021

Way of X (2021)

THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X!
Mutantkind has built a new Eden... but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper
of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts...Only one mutant senses the looming shadows.
Snared by questions of death, law and love, ...

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PolarIceFire reviewed X-Men #3 Sep 22, 2021
10

From elation to devastation,
and everything in between...
just cannot eXpress enough how much I enjoyed it,
or how truly eXceptional & neXt level I think it 𝘢𝘭𝘭 is.
#HOUSEofX + PLANETsizeX 2gether
w/THIS
#XMEN book = a mod #MUTANTS BIBLE!!!

X-Men #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 22, 2021

EVOLUTION IS THE ENEMY!
The X-Men are no strangers to being targeted for their genes...but when the High Evolutionary returns with his brand of unnatural selection, the survival of the whole planet is at stake!

Rated T+

PolarIceFire added X-Men: Onslaught Revelation (2021) to their pull list Sep 18, 2021

X-Men: Onslaught Revelation (2021)

YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU!
•  The X-Men's greatest foe, mutantkind's primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders...
•  The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything.
•  The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a sma...

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PolarIceFire rated Marauders #24 Sep 15, 2021
6.0

Marauders #24

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Sep 15, 2021

SPACE PIRATES!
The Marauders hit the highest seas of all when they point their bow to the stars! But what threat awaits them... and why has it sworn vengeance?!

Rated T+

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10

AND...
it didn't disappoint, not 1 lil bit.
What.
A.
Dramatic.
MASTERPIECE!
IF NOT a solid TEN, 'cause nuthin's perfect, a definite
9.9!!
Best X-Factor issue & 1 of the best Reign Of X issues,
EeeZ!!!
Bring on the HOUSE of M!!!!

X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

By: Leah Williams, Lucas Werneck
Released: Sep 15, 2021

HABEAS CORPSES!
•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

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9.5

Adding this STELLAR win in =
a X-comics TRIFECTA, today!!!
Ashamed to admit much was new to me, and it was a lot, but...
I LOVED IT!<3
Billy + Teddy are a really CHARISMATIC COUPLE, and this well-crafted showcase is a truly touching TESTAMENT to that.

The Last Annihilation: Wiccan & Hulkling #1

By: Anthony Oliveira, Jan Bazaldua
Released: Sep 1, 2021

WORLDS APART, BUT NEVER ALONE!
The Last Annihilation has hit the Kree/Skrull Alliance. Wiccan and Hulkling must split up to simultaneously defend two planets against the Mindless Army! But will the individual newlyweds be enough to fight off the forces of Dormammu? Or will they become the next casualties in this senseless war?

Rated T+

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