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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #61 Mar 12, 2021
7.5

As someone who actually watches a bit of Twitch, this was definitely an interesting take. I certainly don't mind Pete more or less being coerced into this - pretty much every other person has become a live streamer over the course of the pandemic. In our current system of slow-decaying capitalism, influencer status can potentially lead to big money. But it sucks because you sell your soul to corpo more

Amazing Spider-Man #61

By: Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason
Released: Mar 10, 2021

• Peter Parker gets a new job!
•  Spidey gets a new look!
•  And Kingpin's plans start coming together!
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 Mar 12, 2021
7.5

I liked the story itself for the most part, but the execution of it and the art...

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1

By: Joe Kelly, Chris Bachalo
Released: Mar 10, 2021

Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Univers...

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jbong reviewed Fantastic Four #29 Feb 25, 2021
7.0

so uhhhh...if you know Dan Slott, he occasionally throws characters under the bus for the sake of his story.

RIP Sue Storm

Fantastic Four #29

By: Dan Slott, Ze Carlos
Released: Feb 10, 2021

"BONDING TIME."
In the middle of the chaos that is KING IN BLACK... a symbiote bonds with a member of Marvel's First Family!
Also in this issue, the Unseen is putting together a squadron for a secret mission in deep space.

Rated T

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #60 Feb 25, 2021
8.5

This was a good issue, and to be able to have actual progression for a character that's almost 60 years old is itself quite a feat. However, Spencer needs to cross the finish line competently for this story or his run will be regarded as one of the most meaningless runs in SM history.

Amazing Spider-Man #60

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Feb 24, 2021

• Peter and Mary Jane have been through so much...
•  Spider-Man has been a constant strain on them from day one...
•  With the events of the past few months, is there anything left?

Rated T+

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jbong reviewed X-Men #18 Feb 25, 2021
7.5

The main X-Men storyline has been derailed for quite some time now, with other Marvel events interrupting every other second (seriously this is beyond annoying). I think this issue wasn't very dense and we need to see more of what's down the line to truly judge this story. Hoping we get better pacing next issue and onwards.

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #59 Feb 11, 2021
5.0

I really don't know where this is going...I thought Martin Li was interesting as a conflicted individual, but what is this change supposed to add to the character?

The art was inconsistent and subpar in many places. And like many have also complained, Spidey is barely in this book.

Amazing Spider-Man #59

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferriera
Released: Feb 10, 2021

• Mr. Negative is back and wants only one thing - Martin Li. But how is that possible?
•  Spider-Man is still reeling from the Kindred affair and Peter will not stand for anything else to be taken away from him.

Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Hellions #9 Feb 4, 2021
8.5

Sage: "Mr Sinister has been kidnapped"
Hellions: "LOL FUCK THAT GUY"

This book keeps delivering!

Hellions #9

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Feb 3, 2021

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MUTANT?
MR. SINISTER is missing! Will the Hellions be able to put aside the tensions poised to split the team apart long enough to unravel the mystery? On the upside, at least Sinister found his cape.

Parental Advisory

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #58 Jan 28, 2021
6.5

Isn't Nick Spencer's run coming to an end? Could we possibly get anything satisfying with Mr. Negative getting involved so late into the run? I guess I'm literally dreading to find out...

Amazing Spider-Man #58

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 27, 2021

• One era of Nick Spencer's run comes to a shocking end this issue...
•  But the seeds that he's planted along the way for the next start to bloom.
•  Don't miss this pivotal issue!

Rated T+

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jbong reviewed X-Men #17 Jan 28, 2021
5.0

Definitely the lowest point in the Krakoan Age thus far.

X-Men #17

By: Jonathan Hickman, Brett Booth
Released: Jan 27, 2021

STORM THE EMPIRE!  
When the Shi'ar Empire asks the X-Men for help, Cyclops, Storm and Marvel Girl answer the call.

Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #56 Jan 7, 2021
4.5

WTF is this? How is this not just a continuation of Last Remains? Last Remains didn't actually end too? A generic DCEU movie has better pacing than this POS.

Getting Nick Spencer to write but getting Bendis levels of pacing is like voting for Obama and getting Romneycare.

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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MainManDan reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #56 Jan 6, 2021
5.5

Tired of the cock teases Nick Spencer. Just tired

Amazing Spider-Man #56

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"LAST REMAINS" TAKES ITS TOLL!
•  You will never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again.
•  We know SPIDER-MAN won't.

Rated T+

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jbong reviewed X-Men #16 Jan 1, 2021
8.0

if you're not into politics, I get why this issue may have been a little boring for you. otherwise, damn...it feels like Hickman was inspired by the current political climate in the US when writing this issue. people are getting tired of both the R & D establishment politicians, and thus emerges a new power that represents the people (the Squad)...at least for now. super eager to see how Hickman e more

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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jbong reviewed Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1 Dec 2, 2020
9.0

THIS WAS TOO SHORT THAT'S WHY IT GETS A 9

Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Filipe Andrade
Released: Dec 2, 2020

The Fantastic Four have earned some much-needed time away from the job, and Reed has planned a - well, fantastic - old-fashioned family vacation to the Grand Canyon for some good rest, relaxation and team-bonding time. But Reed's manic mind can't quite disengage, and soon an obsessive side experiment he brought with him has all of them experiencing...

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jbong reviewed Fantastic Four: Antithesis #3 Nov 27, 2020
7.5

What’s with sue’s cosmic costume having bug antenna lol

Fantastic Four: Antithesis #3

By: Mark Waid, Neal Adams
Released: Oct 28, 2020

Without Galactus, there's only one way the Fantastic Four can hope to stall the threat of Antithesis - by absorbing the Power Cosmic to multiply their abilities a thousandfold!
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Fantastic Four #26 Nov 18, 2020
7.5

yep, Franklin's retcon absolutely sucks lol. Otherwise this issue is pretty crazy, and RB Silva did some pretty dorky drawings of Reed that gave me a good laugh.

If you read Slott's run on ASM...this series has a very similar feel in that you'll get frustrated and angry at things he does but at the same time he does keep things very entertaining.

Fantastic Four #26

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Nov 18, 2020

A powerful portal to everywhere, THE FOREVER GATE has been ripped open - and beings from countless realities are pouring through, threatening to overwhelm Manhattan...and then the rest of the world! The Fantastic Four have to close it - except one being stands in their way... MISTER FANTASTIC?!
All this and the return of Fantastic Four friends ...

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OldAgeWarrior reviewed Fantastic Four #26 Nov 18, 2020
8.0

Besides the Franklin retcon, it was a solid issue

Fantastic Four #26

By: Dan Slott, R. B. Silva
Released: Nov 18, 2020

A powerful portal to everywhere, THE FOREVER GATE has been ripped open - and beings from countless realities are pouring through, threatening to overwhelm Manhattan...and then the rest of the world! The Fantastic Four have to close it - except one being stands in their way... MISTER FANTASTIC?!
All this and the return of Fantastic Four friends ...

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #53 Nov 18, 2020
5.0

too little happens in this issue

Amazing Spider-Man #53

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Nov 18, 2020

LAST REMAINS CONTINUES!
o If you think you've seen a brutal Spider-Man fight before, you are wrong.
o Do not miss this issue.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Hellions #6 Nov 18, 2020
9.0

Even in a giant event such as X of Swords that's got a lot of ups and downs, Hellions continues to be a consistently entertaining read.

Hellions #6

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

Chaos. Deceit. A hero returns.  

Parental Advisory

jbong reviewed Marauders #15 Nov 12, 2020
8.0

haha cmon everyone chill a little. yes the first 2 pages may make you REEEE but the rest of the issue is fantastic and filled with incredible character interactions!

Marauders #15

By: Gerry Duggan, Stefano Caselli
Released: Nov 11, 2020

A toast. A dance. A dinner served: Part II

Rated T+

jbong reviewed Daredevil #18 Nov 1, 2020
9.0

Marvel actually had Coke say ACAB. This is really pushing the boundaries of comics. Also there’s a page in this issue that truly demonstrates masterful storytelling. My only ding is that one scene looks too much like a controversial event, and that was probably unintentional

Daredevil #18

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Fornes
Released: Feb 19, 2020

TARGET: DAREDEVIL!
•  The war in Hell's Kitchen builds as Owl takes his stab at Wilson Fisk, formerly the Kingpin of Crime - now Mayor of New York!
•  Matt must come to terms with what Daredevil truly means.
•  And he better do it soon, as a new and deadly foe makes a decisive return...
Rated T+

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EDiakota reviewed Daredevil #18 Feb 21, 2020
9.0

" People are dying. The good cops in this room still think they're good cops because they're not taking bribes... But the order to stay out of the kitchen is coming from bad guys. So the différence between the cops on the take and you ? You're not even making any Money for being dirty. I'm sick of being a bad cop. Our neighborhood is on fire and a little girl is missing and we know who took her. more

Daredevil #18

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Fornes
Released: Feb 19, 2020

TARGET: DAREDEVIL!
•  The war in Hell's Kitchen builds as Owl takes his stab at Wilson Fisk, formerly the Kingpin of Crime - now Mayor of New York!
•  Matt must come to terms with what Daredevil truly means.
•  And he better do it soon, as a new and deadly foe makes a decisive return...
Rated T+

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bham34 reviewed X Of Swords: Stasis #1 Oct 28, 2020
10

this issue was literally poggers

X Of Swords: Stasis #1

By: Tini Howard, Pepe Larraz
Released: Oct 28, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 11
A ritual. A parliament. A game begins.
Rated T+

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jbong - Oct 28, 2020

I found a twitch frog!!!

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #50.LR Oct 22, 2020
6.0

I think the writing is fine. Some of the art looks a lot like Humberto Ramos lol. But I am really not a fan of the Spidey editorial team continuing this trend of creating more books like this when they can put a more condensed version in the main flagship book itself.

Amazing Spider-Man #50.LR

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Oct 21, 2020

• "LAST REMAINS" is so huge it cannot be contained within the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
•  Kindred's assault is so epic, it's going to sweep the other Spider-Heroes of the Marvel Universe up in its wake.
•  All this and the bombshell dropped at the end of ASM #49 rolls toward one of Marvel fandom's...

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allenquanobi reviewed Hellions #5 Oct 14, 2020
9.5

This series has been good even before this event. But this issue was awesome. It's a unique take on what the Hellions will do for this event. And it's just fun! the dialogue, the interactions, the premise, it's all just comic book hijinks that feels fun and doesn't distract from the overall point to the event. Love to see what happens next with the Hellions. The art is also fantastic. It fe more

Hellions #5

By: Zeb Wells, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Oct 14, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 6
Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown.  
Parental Advisory

jbong reviewed Hellions #5 Oct 15, 2020
8.5

this book is so criminally underrated. hopefully it gets more exposure through X of swords, because the quality is consistent across the series

Hellions #5

By: Zeb Wells, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Oct 14, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 6
Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown.  
Parental Advisory

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jbong reviewed Black Widow #2 Oct 10, 2020
9.0

This title is shaping up to be a must read. And the art absolutely elevates the book to a higher standard.

Black Widow #2

By: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande
Released: Oct 7, 2020

WIDOW NO MORE?
Something is very wrong with Natasha Romanoff: she's...happy?! Retirement definitely agrees with the world's deadliest woman as she revels in the perfect life she never even dreamed she could have. But scratch the surface of that perfect life and you'll find something very wrong...and a woman like Nat just can't help but scratch...

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jbong reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #19 Oct 10, 2020
8.0

A solid issue, great art great action, and the story keeps the stakes up. Also loved the AOC stand-in and the Humberto Ramos reference.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #19

By: Saladin Ahmed, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Oct 7, 2020

EVEN IF MILES LIVES... HE DIES!
•  No one knows the full consequences when worlds collide: Are there aftershocks, echoes, doubles?
•  Miles is already battling a man who shares his name. What does it mean when he finds someone with his face in his family living room?
•  Was this clone made or born? And which Miles will survi...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #49 Oct 8, 2020
7.0

There are a lot of good moments in this, but it doesn't tie all the ideas together well. Much of the Sin Eater arcs has been foregone to let Norman back into the spotlight. I think Ryan Ottley's art here is great, which is why Ramos' and Bagley's parts make this book so weirdly inconsistent.

Amazing Spider-Man #49

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Oct 7, 2020

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we're celebrating Spider-Style!
•  As if things weren't bad enough for Spider-Man with Sin-Eater's reign of terror reaching riot level... THE GREEN GOBLIN IS BACK!
•   Spidey has been through a lot, but even the worst things that have ever happened to Spider-Man have just been a prelud...

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jbong reviewed Fantastic Four #24 Oct 3, 2020
7.5

The FF story itself is great, but I really do not appreciate paying $3.99 for half the book being a fortnite story

Fantastic Four #24

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Sep 30, 2020

Hey, remember that time Iceman replaced the Human Torch as a member of the Fantastic Four? No? Well, Johnny Storm sure remembers! And now it's time to let everybody else in on the secret of the Fantastic Four story we were never supposed to talk about!
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Shang-Chi #1 Oct 2, 2020
8.0

Not amazing, but a solid start

Shang-Chi #1

By: Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan
Released: Sep 30, 2020

THE MASTER RETURNS! An ancient and evil secret society has stayed in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zhu. But now his successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world...Zheng Zhu's son, Shang-Chi! Witness the Marvel Universe's greatest fighter return to a world of death and destruction he thought he left behind lon...

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