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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

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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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jbong reviewed X-Factor #4 Oct 1, 2020
8.0

If you haven’t been following the x-books pretty closely, I can see why you’d get lost. Otherwise wow, ten of swords part 2 ups the stakes and completely changes what we’ve taken for granted. It’s not as tightly written as part one but it’s still intense and fast paced. Can’t wait for part 3!

X-Factor #4

By: Leah Williams, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Sep 30, 2020

X OF SWORDS - CHAPTER 2
Death and rebirth. Corruption. A dark discovery.
Rated T+

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jbong reviewed X Of Swords: Creation #1 Sep 24, 2020
9.0

This is a great start to X of Swords, but understandably difficult to get into if you've not been keeping up-to-date with most of the X-Books. Pepe Larraz's art in this book is superb - he definitely is a top comic book artist now with how beautiful his panels are, but his storytelling ability is also top tier. There are so many page turns that perfectly capture the dramatic moments in this book. more

X Of Swords: Creation #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Sep 23, 2020

X OF SWORDS - CHAPTER 1
A tower. A mission. A gathering of armies.
Rated T+

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Afre reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #48 Sep 9, 2020
10

Damn. Like really. Damn.

I thought having Norman in this story would make it weaker or feel samey. I'm happy to say I was so wrong about it. Spencer is killing it and with Bagley back as the artist, I just like this so much. Everything this issue has is just great.

Sins Rising has been a great storyline but this one made it amazing. I cannot praise this enough without spoilin more

Amazing Spider-Man #48

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 9, 2020

• Spider-Man has been pushed harder than he has in a very long time and in ways he has never been before.
•  How far can he be pushed before he breaks?
•  Who he has to face this issue is going to answer that very clearly as we are one issue from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LGY #850!

Rated T

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #48 Sep 9, 2020
10

Reading this issue hurt me emotionally, because it perfectly captured how I feel about the world now. Stories like this is why long time Spider-Man fans keep coming back, because we always relate to Peter Parker. Coupled with Bagley's art, this is the first 10/10 I'll give ASM during Nick Spencer's run.

Amazing Spider-Man #48

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 9, 2020

• Spider-Man has been pushed harder than he has in a very long time and in ways he has never been before.
•  How far can he be pushed before he breaks?
•  Who he has to face this issue is going to answer that very clearly as we are one issue from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LGY #850!

Rated T

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jbong reviewed New Mutants #12 Sep 3, 2020
8.0

Loved the symbolism to the BLM movement in this issue. Let's hope the momentum is kept up going forward.

New Mutants #12

By: Ed Brisson, Marco Failla
Released: Sep 2, 2020

The human world never seems to tire of lashing out at Krakoa. The NEW MUTANTS have their ways of striking back.

Rated T+

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jbong reviewed Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18 Sep 3, 2020
9.0

This book has been getting better and better. Saladin Ahmed manages to raise the stakes further in this issue, and there's glorious Spider-Man action in this.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #18

By: Saladin Ahmed, Carmen Nunez Carnero
Released: Sep 2, 2020

• Ganke. Barbara. Judge. Lana. Mr. Sumida. Rio. Jeff.
•  Miles knows he has to help people as Spider-Man, so he's ready to live as an outlaw.
•  But is he ready to do it without the support of someone he loves? Who's with Miles, who's against him, and who's side are YOU on?
Rated T

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jbong reviewed Empyre #6 Sep 3, 2020
6.0

some good moments, but a ton of nonsense and lazy writing...

Empyre #6

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Sep 2, 2020

Who will rule the EMPYRE?
•  There can be only one King of Space-and it's the last liege standing! But as combat rages on, the clock ticks down to catastrophe!
•  Will the ultimate interstellar weapon fry planet Earth before or after all sentient life on the planet is wiped out?
•  The Avengers and the Fantastic Four are te...

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jbong reviewed Black Widow #1 Sep 3, 2020
8.5

The art in this book is something else, and it's a solid setup to Natasha's new adventure. Picking up #2 is a no-brainer.

Black Widow #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Elena Casagrande
Released: Sep 2, 2020

Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, STAR) and rising star artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman) launch a new BLACK WIDOW series that changes everything! Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she's been alive. And she's never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys...or the bad. But Natas...

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jbong reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #47 Aug 27, 2020
9.0

love the comparisons to the current Trump administration

Amazing Spider-Man #47

By: Nick Spencer, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Aug 26, 2020

"SINS RISING" PART 3
•  Sin Eater has leveled up and is looking for more sins to eat.
•  His new target? A place with plenty of sins to go around: Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane.
•  Spider-Man faces a conundrum he hasn't faced before, and it is messing him up.
•  We are one month from AMAZING SPIDER-...

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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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