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bstoi reviewed Fantastic Four Vol. 1: Fourever Sep 17, 2019
8.0

A bit weird, but overall really fun!

Fantastic Four Vol. 1: Fourever

By: Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli

The wait is over! The Thing, the Human Torch, the Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic - the first four heroes of the Marvel Age of Comics - are about to be reunited! Experience the grand return of the greatest family in the Marvel Universe! As an event occurs that will radically alter the Fantastic Four, Reed and Sue Richards return home with thei...

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3.0

The trade only includes two actual issues, and they're both unfocused collections of smaller stories.

Fantastic Four Vol. 2: Mr And Mrs Grimm

By: Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder

It's the wedding that's been years in the making - and you're all invited! Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters say "I do!" No bait. No switch. Not a hoax. Not a dream. And we swear, not a single Skrull! This is really happening! From the book that brought you the first, best and longest running super hero marriage in comics, we give you...the wedding of t...

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bstoi reviewed Loki #2 Sep 13, 2019
10

Loki's real fun.

Loki #2

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Aug 14, 2019

ESCAPE FROM STARK UNLIMITED!
Restless with his new duties after the War of the Realms, Loki seeks out the advice of the closest thing Earth has to a king - TONY STARK, THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! - Close enough, right? But it turns out old Shell-head isn't happy to see Loki on account of all that stuff he did. Now the God of Mischief/Stories/Evil/...

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bstoi reviewed Loki #3 Sep 13, 2019
10

Loki is absolutely the book I look forward to most each month. The art is kinetic and colorful. The book has a rollicking sense of adventure, lots of great humor, and each week feels like it's moving a larger, mysterious narrative along. I LOVE this comic.

Loki #3

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Sep 11, 2019

WELCOME TO HIS NIGHTMARE!
The nefarious NIGHTMARE has come to Earth, and only Loki, "The God of Nothing," can stop him from trapping all of New York City into the Nightmare Dimension! But first, he'll need to strike a bargain with a new and powerful force that will change the Marvel Universe forever. Who or what will Loki become when he steps f...

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bstoi reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #29 Sep 12, 2019
10

A great issue! It's always impressive when a one-shot issue movies the narrative of the entire run forward. It's great to have Peter front and center again.

Amazing Spider-Man #29

By: Nick Spencer, Francesco Manna
Released: Sep 11, 2019

• The aftershocks from Mary Jane's recent decision are felt throughout Spider-Man's life!
•  With that throwing Peter's life into upheaval, a super villain rearing their head is NOT HELPFUL!
Rated T

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bstoi reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #28 Aug 28, 2019
7.5

I feel like Spidey hasn't really been the focus of this book since before Hunted. I really hope he comes back to being front and center. That isn't to say I haven't been enjoying ASM, I just wish Peter was more of a focus. At least we have Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man for that.

Amazing Spider-Man #28

By: Nick Spencer, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 28, 2019

• RULE OF THUMB: Don't tick off Wilson Fisk, A.K.A. Mayor of NYC, A.K.A. FORMER ("Former"?) Kingpin of Crime.
•  Sadly, Fred Myers (A.K.A. Boomerang) was never good with rules.
•  Spider-Man is caught in the middle of this mess - and that thing that must also come with great power won't let him just w...

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allenquanobi - Aug 29, 2019

Feel the same way, it feels like this book has been focusing more on Boomerang and the Superior Foes, and Spider-Man is just our viewpoint on what's going on with those characters

bstoi reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #15 Aug 21, 2019
9.0

I'd been getting pretty sick of the book continually re-treading underdeveloped ideas about humanity and A.I., but this issue meaningfully moved those ideas forward. Suddenly I'm looking forward to a full arc exploring them (though I do hope that by the end of it Tony has come to a conclusion that he feels secure in and can move beyond). I didn't love the art, which was fine but too much of a dram more

Tony Stark: Iron Man #15

By: Dan Slott, Juanan Ramirez
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Reality is in the eye of the beholder, as Tony Stark questions his humanity... while Jocasta is making the choice to leave her robotic body behind and upgrade to biological parts. A turning point is coming to the Marvel Universe as robotic and A.I. rights are being threatened in America. Guest starring the Vision. And featuring the return of one of...

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bstoi reviewed Loki #1 Aug 14, 2019
10

A blast! I could very easily see Loki becoming my most anticipated book each month.

Loki #1

By: Daniel Kibblesmith
Released: Jul 17, 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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bstoi added Tony Stark: Iron Man to their pull list Jul 26, 2019

Tony Stark: Iron Man

TAKE FLIGHT WITH DAN SLOTT & VALERIO SCHITI!
From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDE...

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bstoi dropped Tony Stark: Iron Man from their pull list Jul 17, 2019

Tony Stark: Iron Man

TAKE FLIGHT WITH DAN SLOTT & VALERIO SCHITI!
From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDE...

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bstoi dropped Spider-Man & The League Of Realms from their pull list Jul 17, 2019

Spider-Man & The League Of Realms

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS!
•  Thor once led this team with one representive from each fantastical realm, but the League has a NEW leader and representative of Midgard- SPIDER-MAN!
•  Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWA...

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bstoi added Loki (2019) to their pull list Jul 17, 2019

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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bstoi reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #11 May 24, 2019
8.0

I haven't been the biggest fan of the "Stark Realities" storyline, but I thought this issue was a perfectly good wrap up (especially considering the story's climax was in the last issue). I'm also looking forward to seeing what happens with the human drama they cued up.

Tony Stark: Iron Man #11

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: May 22, 2019

"STARK REALITIES" CONCLUDES!
•  Now that the secret of the eScape has been revealed... =its effects on the real world will be devastating!
•  Who's your favorite cast member? Tony, Jocasta, Andy, Rhodey, Bethany, Amanda, Machine Man, or the Wasp? Maybe you shouldn't get too attached. Not everyone's making it ou...

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bstoi reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #21 May 17, 2019
8.0

It's a perfectly good issue, but it's held back by an event that's now starting to feel simultaneously overstuffed and stretched thin. We've spent too much time in Central Park. I'm still looking forward to reading the conclusion, but I'm also looking forward to the event wrapping up.

Amazing Spider-Man #21

By: Nick Spencer, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: May 15, 2019

THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF "HUNTED" IS HERE!
•  Spidey faces an impossible situation that will push him as far as he's ever been pushed.
•  Who lives and who dies when the hunters become the prey?
Rated T

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bstoi added Spider-Man & The League Of Realms to their pull list May 15, 2019

Spider-Man & The League Of Realms

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS!
•  Thor once led this team with one representive from each fantastical realm, but the League has a NEW leader and representative of Midgard- SPIDER-MAN!
•  Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWA...

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bstoi rated War of the Realms #3 May 2, 2019
10

War of the Realms #3

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: May 1, 2019

RECLAIM THE REALMS!
North America freezes into New Jotunheim. Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the new domain of Queen Sindr and her fire goblins. Ulik the Troll lays claim to Australia while Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the dead in South America. Africa falls to the Angels of Heven while Roxxon Oil drops it...

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bstoi reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU May 2, 2019
8.5

I liked this one. It was very different than the other tie-ins in that it's not a backstory or a prequel. It felt more like a non-.HU issue, except for the lack of Spider-Man. Also, the art was great and really made Arcade seem more menacing and less like a big ol doof.

Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU

By: Nick Spencer, Cory Smith
Released: May 1, 2019

ESSENTIAL "HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  The Vulture is one of Spider-Man's oldest villains and his oldest villain...
•  ...but that doesn't make him any less dangerous. Kraven's biggest hunt has thrown everything upside down and there's plenty of carrion for the Vulture.
Rated T

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bstoi reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #10 Apr 18, 2019
8.0

I've been following TS:IM since issue 1, which was my first Iron Man comic. It feels like a lot of issues, including this one, rely heavily on previous Iron Man lore, and don't do a great job explaining it as they go (as opposed to, say, Nick Spencer's current run on Spider-Man, which almost over-explains its own lore). That being said, if I just sit back and except the things I don't understand, more

Tony Stark: Iron Man #10

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Apr 17, 2019

"STARK REALITIES" continues with "THE IMPOSSIBLE ARMOR"!
Iron Man isn't a suit. It's an idea born from the mind of Tony Stark. And in a place where thought and reality are one and the same, a place where Tony's imagination is unchecked, what kind of terrifying, all-powerful Iron Man armor will be born?!
Rated T+

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bstoi reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #19.HU Apr 18, 2019
8.5

I've enjoyed all the tie-in stories in Hunted, but this one seems to have the potential for the largest impact on the main storyline.

Amazing Spider-Man #19.HU

By: Nick Spencer, Chris Bachalo
Released: Apr 17, 2019

"HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  With Kraven gathering up all the animal-themed villains for the grandest hunt of all, Lizard has a target on his back!
•  But the Lizard has a plan of his own-- and it involves something truly terrifying!
Rated T

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bstoi rated War of the Realms #2 Apr 18, 2019
9.0

War of the Realms #2

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 17, 2019

The world at war! AS THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK CITY CONTINUES, A HERO FALLS!
All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith's endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide...is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of...

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bstoi rated War of the Realms #1 Apr 18, 2019
10

War of the Realms #1

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 3, 2019

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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bstoi added War of the Realms to their pull list Apr 18, 2019

War of the Realms

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor's beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won't even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Ma...

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bstoi added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Apr 18, 2019

Amazing Spider-Man (2018)

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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bstoi added Tony Stark: Iron Man to their pull list Apr 18, 2019

Tony Stark: Iron Man

TAKE FLIGHT WITH DAN SLOTT & VALERIO SCHITI!
From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDE...

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