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jbong reviewed X-Men #4 Jan 8, 2020
9.5

The parallels to how Krakoa is governed and the real world are...might I say...uncanny. It's as if X-Men has become a dark reflection of today's human world.

A lot of people are complaining about the slow burn in the X-books right now. We finally get a good look of what the long game will be, and it absolutely delivers.

X-Men #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jan 1, 2020

The Krakoan leaders attend and economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like
Rated T+

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allenquanobi reviewed Incoming #1 Dec 27, 2019
6.5

This should have been marvel comics #1001 instead of what they actually released. It was much more well paced and flowed a lot better than that book and feels more like a follow up of #1000

Incoming #1

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Released: Dec 25, 2019

ONE WILL UNITE THEM!
A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer - but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?
The closing chapter to MARVEL's 80th year, which will connect the dots of e...

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jbong added New Mutants (2019) to their pull list Dec 20, 2019

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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jbong added X-Men (2019) to their pull list Dec 20, 2019

X-Men (2019)

DAWN OF X!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
Rated T+  

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jbong added Metal Men (2019) to their pull list Dec 19, 2019

Metal Men (2019)

The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus' lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse...

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jbong reviewed Marauders #4 Dec 19, 2019
8.0

We get a little bit of Storm being a badass and the team up between Kitty and Bishop was great, but the series' pace has slowed down significantly since the first two Xcellent issues. There's so much potential for this book, and we want to see more of it sooner than later!

Marauders #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Lucas Werneck
Released: Dec 18, 2019

SALT WATER & HELLFIRE! THE NEW BLACK BISHOP OF THE HELLFIRE CLUB!
Sebastian Shaw recruits a new Black Bishop continuing with his machinations against the two Queens of the Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause!
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #36 Dec 19, 2019
5.0

Pete is well written here and this feels like a Spider-Man story...but with the way this event was advertised, all for 5 minutes with Doom? It gets knocked down because of its (overall) cost.

Amazing Spider-Man #36

By: Nick Spencer, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Dec 18, 2019

• New York City is covered in Doombots and things are looking bleak for Spider-Man.
•  What does all of this have to do with Silver Sable?
•  And can she help Spider-Man save the city and the future?
Rated T

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jbong added Marauders to their pull list Dec 19, 2019

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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jbong added Amazing Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Dec 19, 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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jbong added X-Force (2019) to their pull list Dec 19, 2019

X-Force (2019)

THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed X-Force #4 Dec 19, 2019
8.5

There's so much awesome in this book. I'd give it a 9 but there's a panel where Jean's legs are drawn super funny and I have to knock this down by .5 because of that lol

X-Force #4

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Dec 18, 2019

THE BEST DEFENSE...
TARGET: ALL ENEMIES OF MUTANTKIND!
First, the new team strikes back against the humans who took one of their own. Then, with its orders established, the new X-Force hits the ground running, taking on deadly threats targeting mutantkind's rightful place in the world...
Parental Advisory

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jbong reviewed Spider-Man #3 Dec 19, 2019
3.0

How much Abrams do we have to suffer this week? This was the worst issue in the series and one of the worst comics all year. An incoherent mess that's full of exposition, and a whole lot of "why should I care" things. Don't make my mistake by buying this book!

Spider-Man #3

By: J. J. Abrams, Sara Pichelli
Released: Dec 18, 2019

• J.J. Abrams' (Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias) comic debut continues, co-written by his son Henry with art by superstar Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
•  The most anticipated comic of 2019 takes a turn you won't believe.
•  If you think you know what's going to happen to Peter and Mary Jane next, you're wrong....

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jbong reviewed Venom #20 Dec 2, 2019
8.5

This is a much more satisfying conclusion than Absolute Carnage #5. Donny Cates masterfully connects the events of Absolute Carnage to the rest of the 616 universe...and beyond, and this definitely gets you excited for the things to come.

Venom #20

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Nov 27, 2019

• It's the final tie-in to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but that doesn't mean superstars Donny Cates and Iban Coello are easing up off the gas!
•  You want to know what happens in this one, True Believers? You're going to have to read it!
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed New Mutants #2 Nov 27, 2019
9.0

Daddy Hickman shows his love for Sunspot and it's great. Also, a nice surprise for those who've read Avengers World!

New Mutants #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Nov 27, 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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jbong reviewed Metal Men #2 Nov 23, 2019
5.0

The plot lines introduced are interesting enough to keep me going on this series, but this is definitely a poorly executed book. Which is sad...because I've been waiting for a Metal Men series for a long time.

Metal Men #2

By: Dan DiDio, Shane Davis
Released: Nov 20, 2019

The Nth Metal Man has arrived from the Dark Multiverse right into Dr. Klyburn's research site-and it will destroy anything that stands in the way of it trying to stay in our world. As Magnus, Gold, Platinum, Iron, Lead, and Mercury rush to Dr. Klyburn's aid, one of them will meet their fate at the hands of Nth Metal Man! But who? And how? How is ev...

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jbong reviewed Marvel 2099: Alpha #1 Nov 20, 2019
4.0

A confusing mess with no real indications on where this is going, this is rather disappointing from Nick Spencer.

Marvel 2099: Alpha #1

By: Nick Spencer, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Nov 20, 2019

80 years ago, the Marvel Universe was born. 80 years from now, will it die?! THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL! Events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN have been leading to this for months. Something is happening in 2099 that spans Nueva York and beyond and will shake up the official Marvel Future forever. This is not a drill!
Rated T

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jbong reviewed X-Men #2 Nov 13, 2019
8.5

The interactions between young Cable and Rachel Summers are fun, and this book alone has more than a few surprises that continue to shape the new world of X. Good read overall, and confirms that all the X-books are one singular continuity...which may or may not be good.

X-Men #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Nov 13, 2019

When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!
Rated T+

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KittyNone reviewed X-Men #2 Nov 13, 2019
8.5

Much smaller scale than HOXPOXDOX had led me to expect, but still an exciting and intriguing addition to the ongoing story, and Hickman does a fine job with the Summers family drama. Also, it's nice to see Scott as a parent to two young adults; one of the problems X-Men has always had is its refusal - dating back to when Marvel insisted on jettisoning Claremont's plan to have Scott retire from sup more

X-Men #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Nov 13, 2019

When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Fallen Angels #1 Nov 13, 2019
7.5

I enjoyed this quite a bit, despite it not being anything unique. This feels very much like one of those stories with a stone cold female protagonist that occasionally shows some compassion finding about herself and her identity. The art overall is nice and fits the tone of the book well, but there are some panels where it's hard to differentiate between Psylocke and Laura.

Fallen Angels #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Nov 13, 2019

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Undiscovered Country #1 Nov 6, 2019
8.0

Whether you want politics in your comic books or not, the timing and nature of this book demands that modern day American politics be tackled on in some capacity. On the surface, with its large roster of unique characters and dystopian setting, this book will feel like it is meant to be the next Walking Dead. But are Scott Snyder and Charles Soule, both very smart writers, setting this up to be so more

Undiscovered Country #1

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Nov 6, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE! This November, New York Times bestselling writers SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, A.D.: AFTER DEATH) and CHARLES SOULE (CURSE WORDS, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and DANIELE ORLANDINI (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist MATT WILS...

jbong reviewed Marauders #1 Oct 23, 2019
9.5

X-Pirates selling big pharma drugs while saving stranded mutants around the globe, what's not to love? This was an incredibly fun issue, and if you're a fan of Kitty Pryde, this is especially awesome.

Marauders #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Oct 23, 2019

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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