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jbong reviewed Empyre #4 Aug 5, 2020
6.0

The reveal is kinda cool and surprising, the rest of the issue made me fall asleep haha

Empyre #4

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Aug 5, 2020

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER...
•  Tensions mount as the action heats up!
•  As the attack on Wakanda intensifies, the heroes find themselves under attack from their enemies - and their allies!
•  In a war where nobody can be fully trusted, betrayal cuts deep - as the alien invasion claims its first casualty!
•  In t...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #45 Jul 30, 2020
9.0

This IMO was the best issue of ASM in a while. I hate that Marvel can't keep a consistent artist on this book, but Bagley's style perfectly matched the tone of the story, and I thought his panels flowed very well. There's a page with much more action than what we've been seeing in ASM over the last 2 years that I think most people will love. Also absolutely loved the writing of Peter in this issue more

Amazing Spider-Man #45

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Jul 29, 2020

“SINS RISING” PART 1! SIN-EATER is back and New York City is in TROUBLE. Who will the shotgun-toting villain target, and can Spider-Man stand a chance against him?

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8.0

Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Rising Prelude #1

By: Nick Spencer, Guillermo Sanna
Released: Jul 22, 2020

• Who is the Sin-Eater, and why is it so terrifying that he's back?
•  Nick Spencer pulls back the curtain on one of the most dangerous Spidey villains in history.
•  We will not only reveal more of Sin-Eater's secret history but put him on a collision course with Spider-Man that will have you quaking in your seat.
  Rated T

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jbong reviewed X-Men/Fantastic Four #4 Jul 23, 2020
7.0

A decent ending, with some real consequences for the FF/X-Men relationship. The art tho...this was the worst I've seen from the Dodsons ever. Storytelling was kinda all over the place in the action sequences, and inconsistent at best...

X-Men/Fantastic Four #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Jul 22, 2020

The exciting finale! On an island of doom, the X-Men and Fantastic Four fight to save the future! Lines will be drawn in the sand and enemies will be made, upending the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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jbong rated Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1 Jul 17, 2020
7.0

Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Ramon Perez
Released: Jul 15, 2020

HICKMAN & OLIVER MASTER MAGNETISM! Jonathan Hickman continues his one-shots showcasing some of Marvel’s best artists! This time, he teams with Ben Oliver (ULTIMATE X-MEN, THUNDERBOLTS) to bring a tale of Krakoan Ambassador and Master of Magnetism, Magneto! Krakoa may be only for mutants, but mutants still need to deal with the human world around ...

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jbong rated Amazing Spider-Man #44 Jul 17, 2020
7.0

Amazing Spider-Man #44

By: Nick Spencer, Kim Jacinto
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Kindred has big plans with the Sin-Eater, and none of it looks good for Spider-Man. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is going to explode this summer, and this is where we light the fuse.

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jbong reviewed Empyre #1 Jul 17, 2020
7.5

Pretty slow to start, especially if you read #0. Otherwise it does pick up significantly towards the end of this issue and shows some promise.

Empyre #1

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Featuring action-packed extras including a Cover Gallery, Script, Inked And Color Pages and more! The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the ...

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jbong rated Hellions #1 Apr 8, 2020
8.5

Hellions #1

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 25, 2020

BAD IS THE NEW GOOD!
When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they'd have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold... but they didn't plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child,...

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jbong added Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) to their pull list Feb 11, 2020

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018)

Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garr n (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you th...

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jbong reviewed X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 Feb 9, 2020
8.5

gets a 0.5 knock off from Cyclops' costume being inconsistent with the rest of DoX, otherwise this is shaping up to be a great story

X-Men/Fantastic Four #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Feb 5, 2020

KRAKOA. Every mutant on Earth lives there ... except for one. But now it's time for FRANKLIN RICHARDS to come home.
It's the X-MEN VS. the FANTASTIC FOUR and nothing will ever be the same.
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed X-Men #5 Jan 30, 2020
9.0

Daddy Hickman is seriously one of the best writers in comic books now

X-Men #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jan 29, 2020

The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis' surprising return...
Rated T

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M1sf1r3 reviewed X-Men #5 Jan 29, 2020
9.5

Prelude:
Wait, X-Men is still on issue 5? Ok, then let's see what Hickman has in store.

The Good:
It's nice to see that we're tying back to #1.

Love that small interaction between Laura and Logan.

Interesting infographics in this issue.

That cliffhanger is really good.

Silva's art is a freaking masterpiece.

The Bad:
N more

X-Men #5

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Jan 29, 2020

The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis' surprising return...
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Fantastic Four #18 Jan 25, 2020
9.0

Lots of good things in this issue. It's weird to say this, but it feels like Dan Slott was born to write the FF in today's world.

Fantastic Four #18

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Jan 22, 2020

"Point of Origin" Part 5!
•  We weren't kidding. That big secret that we promised last issue, that really happened. This issue is the fallout.
•  Punches will be thrown. Lives will be changed. And Reed Richards is going to drop some scary science on the planet called Spyre.
•  You know those sci-fi rules about "prime directi...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #38 Jan 22, 2020
6.0

it was okay I guess.. how much longer do we have to wait for the real Kindred stuff?

Amazing Spider-Man #38

By: Nick Spencer, Iban Coello
Released: Jan 22, 2020

• J. Jonah Jameson kicks off his new life as a podcast host and his first guest? SPIDER-MAN!
•  JJJ and Spidey have been on pretty good terms for a while now, so it seems fitting that JJJ
needs to sabotage it and put the entire city in danger, right?
•  Don't miss "My Podcast with Jonah"!
Rated T

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jbong added Fantastic Four (2018) to their pull list Jan 22, 2020

Fantastic Four (2018)

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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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

By:
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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