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Mike rated X-Force #23 Sep 8, 2021
10

X-Force #23

By: Ben Percy, Martin Coccolo
Released: Sep 8, 2021

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD!
BEAST's best-laid plans invite a threat close to the heart...as the secret works of MIKHAIL are at last revealed! A key issue that will precipitate a dire change for Krakoa!

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Mike rated Excalibur #23 Sep 8, 2021
10

Excalibur #23

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Sep 8, 2021

THE CALL OF DOOM!
As guardians of the gate, Excalibur has sworn to safely escort those who quest to the Otherworld within, but their duties are tested to their limits when DOOM returns to Avalon.

Rated T+

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Mike reviewed Marauders #23 Aug 18, 2021
5.0

What a filler. This book reads like a generic Saturday morning cartoon.

Marauders #23

By: Gerry Duggan, Ivan Fiorelli
Released: Aug 18, 2021

SCREAMING INTO BATTLE!
As new problems face mutantkind in Ireland, the Marauders bring in Banshee for some assistance. Meanwhile...one prominent member of Verendi has their mind changed.
Rated T+

Mike rated X-Men #2 Aug 4, 2021
8.0

X-Men #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 4, 2021

ALWAYS BET ON X!
As threats hurtle toward the Earth from all sides, the fearless X-Men fight a seemingly unstoppable wave of annihilation...but even more dangerous threats lurk in the darkness, ready to strike in secret.
Rated T+

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Mike rated Hellions #14 Aug 4, 2021
7.0

Hellions #14

By: Zeb Wells, Roge Antonia
Released: Aug 4, 2021

THE LOCUS VILE RETURNS!
TARN THE UNCARING and his murderous LOCUS VILE take revenge on MR. SINISTER and the HELLIONS! But the Hellions are ready for the rematch! Well...sort of.
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maelstron reviewed Cable #12 Jul 28, 2021
1.5

Ended 12 issues too late without building anything interesting

Cable #12

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Jul 28, 2021

CUTTING THE CORD!
Young Mister Summers sends his regrets - he will not be attending the Hellfire Gala this year. Or ever again.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Mike rated S.W.O.R.D. #7 Jul 28, 2021
6.0

S.W.O.R.D. #7

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Jul 28, 2021

THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE...
The Hellfire Gala is over...but not all the guests have gone home. Victor Von Doom is staying for dinner. He's chatting to an old friend in a very new setting - about thrones, empires, magic, Mysterium...and the LAST ANNIHILATION!
Rated T+

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Mike rated Cable #12 Jul 28, 2021
6.0

Cable #12

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Jul 28, 2021

CUTTING THE CORD!
Young Mister Summers sends his regrets - he will not be attending the Hellfire Gala this year. Or ever again.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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fenixalasnegras reviewed Marauders #22 Jul 22, 2021
5.0

I think we lost it, this number bored me. I am sorry.

Marauders #22

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jul 21, 2021

THE PAST CAN STILL BURN YOU!
The Hellfire Gala may be over, but the flames of Hellfire past come licking at the heels of the Inner Circle...
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Mike rated Marauders #22 Jul 21, 2021
3.5

Marauders #22

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jul 21, 2021

THE PAST CAN STILL BURN YOU!
The Hellfire Gala may be over, but the flames of Hellfire past come licking at the heels of the Inner Circle...
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Mike rated Way of X #4 Jul 14, 2021
8.0

Way of X #4

By: Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Jul 14, 2021

KILL NO MAN!
(BUT SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY)  
•  Nightcrawler must act fast to avoid catastrophe as the laws of Krakoa (and physics) are tested to their limits.
•  Also: a nice family bonding sesh with no violent repercussions.
•  Just kidding. This is Xavier vs. Legion in a ...

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Mike rated Excalibur #22 Jul 14, 2021
10

Excalibur #22

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Jul 14, 2021

THE TOWER AND THE STORM!
With Captain Britain and Excalibur reunited, Otherworld is their domain. An escort mission reveals deep political unrest among Saturnyne's court. And a brutal sacrifice bears fruit.
Rated T+

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Mike reviewed X-Force #21 Jul 7, 2021
6.0

Good lord, enough with the plants

X-Force #21

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jul 7, 2021

FEAR OF A GREEN PLANET!
Beast plants the seeds; X-FORCE pulls the weeds. But not if MAN-SLAUGHTER has anything to say about it!
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Mike rated Children of the Atom #5 Jul 7, 2021
5.0

Children of the Atom #5

By: Vita Ayala, Paco Medina
Released: Jul 7, 2021

COTA'S BEEN CAPTURED!
Someone is out for revenge on the X-MEN and you'll never guess who! The CHILDREN OF THE ATOM, caught in the crossfires of the war on mutants, need a hero. And that hero might just be among them!
Rated T+

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Mike rated X-Men #1 Jul 7, 2021
7.0

X-Men #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jul 7, 2021

THESE X-MEN ARE... FEARLESS!   
The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple - you do what's right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire,...

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Mike rated Hellions #13 Jul 7, 2021
6.0

Hellions #13

By: Zeb Wells, Roge Antonia
Released: Jul 7, 2021

DON'T WORRY! MR. SINISTER IS FINE!
Eh, not really. And it looks like his clone is returning to Krakoa to claim the cape...and also destroy the Hellions!
Rated T+

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Mike reviewed Way of X #3 Jun 23, 2021
6.0

Way of X's first miss. This book definitely did not need a tie-in.

Way of X #3

By: Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn
Released: Jun 23, 2021

MAKE MORE MUTANTS.
•  It's the Hellfire Gala hangover.
•  Nightcrawler tries to root out the evil working to destroy Krakoa by investigating all its laws, starting with...
•  **SEXY SAXOPHONE SOLO**
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Merlyn reviewed Planet-Size X-Men #1 Jun 16, 2021
5.5

The story was all over the place, the Gala was barely in the book, Duggan's writing was as insipid as usual. I loved the art but it couldn't save the book. The implications after this should be major, though. If mutants conquered a planet and declared it the capital of the Sol system and its ruler the regent of the system, humanity would be pretty dumb not to fight back fiercely, they are justifie more

Planet-Size X-Men #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jun 16, 2021

THEY CAME TO SLAY!
The HELLFIRE GALA rages on, but bigger things are afoot a world away. Make no mistake - this is an X-Men book drawn by superstar artist Pepe Larraz. It is absolutely the most important issue of the month.
48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+

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Merlyn - Jun 17, 2021

Humanity SHOULD have a shit fit. Imagine that tomorrow Germany manages to claim the moon or Mars as their own. It's world war the next second. If anything, the humans will be too lenient with mutants if they don't start a war.

Merlyn - Jun 17, 2021

@fenixlasnegras: I expected a lot better than what we got here, the art was good. Though I have some critiques towards Larraz, too. The designs for the Arakki mutants are pretty lame, I expected better from him. He's still my favorite artist from the X-Men line and the best from Marvel right now but I feel like he didn't let his imagination run wild enough. X-Men has a history of interesting looking characters and the Arakki did nothing for me.

Mike rated Planet-Size X-Men #1 Jun 16, 2021
10

Planet-Size X-Men #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jun 16, 2021

THEY CAME TO SLAY!
The HELLFIRE GALA rages on, but bigger things are afoot a world away. Make no mistake - this is an X-Men book drawn by superstar artist Pepe Larraz. It is absolutely the most important issue of the month.
48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+

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Mike rated New Mutants #19 Jun 16, 2021
6.0

New Mutants #19

By: Vita Ayala, Alex Lins
Released: Jun 16, 2021

AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO...
The HELLFIRE GALA is here, and the NEW MUTANTS have the chance to take a break from training the youth of Krakoa - an opportunity to get dressed up and get down. But not everyone is on their best behavior...and someone has vanished without a trace.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Miracleman92 reviewed Excalibur #21 Jun 9, 2021
9.0

Morgan Le Fay has escaped with the help of Coven Akkaba while the mutants party it up at the Gala. A good issue that leaves me excited for what is to come for Excalibur.

Excalibur #21

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Jun 9, 2021

RICTOR HATES PARTIES.
Even the nice ones. And with Captain Britain's return to a changed world, this one is looking to be not so nice. Excalibur's Earth-shattering HELLFIRE GALA issue will change Krakoan diplomacy forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Mike rated X-Men #21 Jun 9, 2021
10

X-Men #21

By: Jonathan Hickman, Russell Dauterman
Released: Jun 9, 2021

THE HEROES OF KRAKOA DEBUT!
It's a changing if the guard as the first X-Men team of Krakoa debuts! One era ends as a new one begins, and the handoff happens here.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Mike rated Children of the Atom #4 Jun 9, 2021
5.0

Children of the Atom #4

By: Vita Ayala, Paco Medina
Released: Jun 9, 2021

DREAMS DIE YOUNG!
Krakoa is opening its doors for the Hellfire Gala?! Sounds like the perfect opportunity for the Children of the Atom kids to visit. After all, Krakoa is their home...right? What could stop them? Or rather, who...
32 PGS./Rated T+

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Mike rated Excalibur #21 Jun 9, 2021
10

Excalibur #21

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Jun 9, 2021

RICTOR HATES PARTIES.
Even the nice ones. And with Captain Britain's return to a changed world, this one is looking to be not so nice. Excalibur's Earth-shattering HELLFIRE GALA issue will change Krakoan diplomacy forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+

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maelstron reviewed Hellions #12 Jun 2, 2021
4.0

Nothing really happens, this is so boring

Hellions #12

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jun 2, 2021

WHO INVITED THE HELLIONS TO THE HELLFIRE GALA?
Who thought it was a good idea to invite the antisocial HELLIONS to the fanciest bash of the year? Oh, no one? They weren't invited but they showed up anyway? Yeah, that sounds about right.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory

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Julian Keller reviewed Marauders #21 Jun 2, 2021
6.0

Pretty underwhelming for the big opening of a Summer event. A bif prologue that goes nowhere.

Marauders #21

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jun 2, 2021

WELCOME TO THE HELLFIRE GALA!
The Hellfire Trading Company has put together the biggest event of the season - the very first HELLFIRE GALA! Everyone will be there - all your favorite mutants, their closest allies...even their worst enemies - for a night of dinner, drinks, diplomacy and deceit. Fireworks to follow. Plus: From the archives, a cl...

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Mike reviewed Marauders #21 Jun 2, 2021
3.0

Worst event opener ever. So damn boring.

Marauders #21

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jun 2, 2021

WELCOME TO THE HELLFIRE GALA!
The Hellfire Trading Company has put together the biggest event of the season - the very first HELLFIRE GALA! Everyone will be there - all your favorite mutants, their closest allies...even their worst enemies - for a night of dinner, drinks, diplomacy and deceit. Fireworks to follow. Plus: From the archives, a cl...

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Mike reviewed Hellions #12 Jun 2, 2021
5.0

Just people talking. Meh.

Hellions #12

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jun 2, 2021

WHO INVITED THE HELLIONS TO THE HELLFIRE GALA?
Who thought it was a good idea to invite the antisocial HELLIONS to the fanciest bash of the year? Oh, no one? They weren't invited but they showed up anyway? Yeah, that sounds about right.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory

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Mike reviewed X-Force #20 Jun 2, 2021
5.5

Can they please finish this plant-men plot already?

X-Force #20

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jun 2, 2021

INVITE-ONLY TO THE HELLFIRE GALA!
It's party time, but somebody's got to work it. And when invited guests (and a few crashers) prove to be planted antagonistic agents, X-FORCE will need to get their hands dirty and keep this all under wraps...before anyone catches wind!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory

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Mike rated Excalibur #19 Mar 24, 2021
10

Excalibur #19

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Mar 24, 2021

POISONED BY HER OWN VENOM!
She didn't mean anything by it...but what's a girl without a body supposed to do?
Rated T+

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