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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #71 Jul 29, 2021
6.0

Same sentiment as a lot of people here - two different artists creating a disjointed experience. I can do with just 1 issue of ASM a month. Marvel please stop milking your IP at the expense of your creators. You could be a little more mask-on with your capitalistic tendencies you know?

The story was mostly fine but feels like a whole lot of nothing happened.

Amazing Spider-Man #71

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: Jul 28, 2021

SINISTER WAR CONTINUES!
Two of the most deadly villain teams are fighting both Spidey and each other, but what is Kindred's role in all this?
Rated T+

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Ben Reilly - Jul 30, 2021

Spot on. Good writing and good art go hand-in-hand in comics but since this is a visual medium, you need to make the artistic experience worth it for the consumer. Having more than one artist an issue (with the exception of giant anniversary issues) just comes off as rushed and lazy.

jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2 Jul 11, 2021
5.5

why does this annual exist? the first story was seriously cringe.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2

By: Karla Pacheco, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Jul 7, 2021

SPIDER-MAN VS. STAR!
The next can't-miss installment of the "Infinite Destinies" saga is here! Spider-Man thinks he knows reality warpers - but he's never met Ripley Ryan. Mass murderer and occasional Thunderbolt, Star is still searching for her own path...and the power to shape her future however she wants. But can the wielder of the Reality S...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #69 Jun 25, 2021
4.0

this is the lowest I've ever rated ASM. what a mess. can't wait for spencer to be out with this

Amazing Spider-Man #69

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jun 23, 2021

• Spidey and his superspy sister, Teresa Parker, dig to uncover THE CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY.
•  Their investigation is challenged by Chance, Jack O'Lantern and the Foreigner's anarchic alliance!
32 PGS./Rated T+

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jbong rated Amazing Spider-Man #67 Jun 3, 2021
7.0

Amazing Spider-Man #67

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Jun 2, 2021

• In the wake of KING'S RANSOM, Spidey's journey takes a BIG turn.
•  The revelation of GIANT-SIZE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: KING'S RANSOM was huge, but you don't understand half of what it actually means.
•  But you should know that the Chameleon is making his biggest play ever as THE CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY begins here!
40 PGS./Rate...

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jbong rated Non-Stop Spider-Man #3 Jun 3, 2021
6.0

Non-Stop Spider-Man #3

By: Joe Kelly, Chris Bachalo
Released: Jun 2, 2021

• Something is happening to the brightest young minds in New York City, and Spider-Man has found himself in the middle of it.
•  This story is going to show you a side of Peter Parker that neither you nor Peter thought existed. And neither of you will be able to handle it.
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #66 May 20, 2021
7.5

A decent start to a new arc. A good amount of new stuff...may or may not be good. Hope Spencer can keep up the momentum.

Amazing Spider-Man #66

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: May 19, 2021

• On the other side of King's Ransom, Spider-Man is left to pick up the pieces.
•  If he can manage to put them together he is going to be horrified with what he finds!
Rated T+

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6.5

Amazing Spider-Man: King's Ransom #1

By: Nick Spencer, Roge Antonia
Released: May 12, 2021

• Everything comes down to this!
•  Kingpin's quest that violates all natural law!
•  Tombstone and Robbie Robertson's years' old enmity!
•  Randy Robertson and Beetle's timeless love!
•  Boomerang's scheme!
•  Spider-Man's whole status quo!
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jbong rated Way of X #1 May 10, 2021
9.0

Way of X #1

By: Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Apr 21, 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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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #65 May 6, 2021
6.5

The art in this issue is highly stylized and fits ASM very well...that said, I'd rather have a consistent artist than a rotation. Maybe Marvel shouldn't do books biweekly if they can't keep up...

Peter's in 7 pages of this issue, about 1/3 of the comic...people can claim Nick Spencer isn't writing Spider-Man, point to this issue and be sorta correct.

Amazing Spider-Man #65

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: May 5, 2021

• It is ALL OUT WAR!
•  All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk!
•  Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy.
•  Also, KILL BOOMERANG!
•  Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught i...

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Watchtower022 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #65 May 5, 2021
7.5

While this was a fun issue I feel like Spidey is fading into the background around the supporting characters.

Amazing Spider-Man #65

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini
Released: May 5, 2021

• It is ALL OUT WAR!
•  All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk!
•  Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy.
•  Also, KILL BOOMERANG!
•  Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught i...

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jbong reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25 Apr 29, 2021
9.0

A solid start. Art and writing are great in this one. MMSM continues to be a solid book!

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25

By: Saladin Ahmed, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Apr 28, 2021

THE CLONE SAGA - MILES MORALES-STYLE!
•  We finally see the full extent of what the Assessor did when he kidnapped Miles back in #7.
•  This oversized anniversary issue lets the clones loose in Brooklyn and messes with Miles life even more than Peter Parker's Clone Saga messed HIS life up.

Rated T

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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

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+

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