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Sollywoods reviewed Strange Academy: Finals #6 Jan 16, 2024
9.0

So I love this series, and as an ending this was almost perfect. It needed a few more pages though. Otherwise, 10/10. Kind of a big one - what happened to Emily? Is she dead??? Kinda wish that was a bit more clear

Strange Academy: Finals #6

By: Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos
Released: Apr 26, 2023

• The end of an era. The conclusion to the story that will change the face of magic is here!
•  So much has happened in the last few issues, we don't dare spoil it.
RATED T

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Sollywoods reviewed Ultimate Spider-Man #1 Jan 11, 2024
10

This is the start of what may be one of the best Spiderman stories ever told. It is so good to enjoy Spiderman again, because I love the character, and it hurts to see how utterly horrible Wells is at writing anything spiderman, but Hickman knows. It's a new story, and so far a very good one, but the heart of it all, this is Peter Parker. When I read any story, the character is the most important more

Ultimate Spider-Man #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jan 10, 2024

THE NEW ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN FOR A NEW ULTIMATE UNIVERSE!
Visionary writer Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X/POWERS OF X) and acclaimed artist Marco Checchetto (DAREDEVIL) bring you a bold new take on Spider-Man, with this, the debut title of the new line of Ultimate Comics! After the events of ULTIMATE INVASION, the world needs a hero...who will ri...

Sollywoods reviewed Captain Marvel #1 Dec 22, 2023
5.0

The Good - I enjoyed the art. Pretty solid throughout. I wasn't familiar with the artist before but I'm on board.
- The new villain is potentially interesting. Not much reveal but I like her design. The new supporting character seems alright... we'll see how it goes. I miss the supporting cast of the last run, which was awesome, so changing it up completely is risky. I'm not sour to it thoug more

Captain Marvel #1

By: Alyssa Wong, Jan Bazaldua
Released: Oct 25, 2023

HIGHEST, FURTHEST, FASTEST!
The Captain gets a permanent glow-up designed by superstar artist Jen Bartel! And that's not all that's changed. Brand-new look - brand-new creative team - and a brand-new status quo. Carol Danvers is one of the powerhouses of the Marvel Universe, a woman capable of harnessing the energy of the sun. So if you're comi...

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wakizashireviews reviewed Punisher #1 Nov 8, 2023
5.0

"Hey, here's a great idea. Let's relaunch The Punisher with a new character nobody has heard of, just make sure it isn't Frank Castle."

"How about Joe Schmo from Nowhereville?"

"I like it. Then let's give him an almost identical origin story, just change it to the family being killed in a house explosion rather than the crossfire from a Mob shootout."

"Nice! Don' more

Punisher #1

By: David Pepose, Dave Wachter
Released: Nov 8, 2023

Is this the return of Frank Castle - or the start of something else? Frank Castle has disappeared, but evil will always need to be punished. With all-new threats rising to claim innocent victims, criminals will need to beware of a dangerous vigilante hunting them from the shadows. Who is the new Punisher? What put him on his path of vengeance? And ...

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wakizashireviews - Nov 10, 2023

@thecimmerian Haha, thank you. I wanted to see if my sarcasm meter was still fully charged.

wakizashireviews - Nov 10, 2023

@RKS That South Park episode is hilarious!

Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #6 Oct 11, 2023
10

This is a 10 because once I finished, I wanted to read it again. McKay's Avengers run has started with an awesome first arc. This is the type of story I read the Avengers for. High stakes, good characters by a writer who seems to understand them and the art is great.

This is a reminder of why I read comics.

Avengers #6

By: Jed MacKay, Ivan Fiorelli
Released: Oct 11, 2023

The Avengers' battle with the Ashen Combine comes to a head - and one will fall. But will the Impossible City fall with them, and what kind of doom might fall upon the Earth as a consequence? Plus: A bonus story celebrating Latin/Latinx heroes and creators!
Rated T+

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10

My rating is for this entire series. I love it! This series made me love the character and I wish he was used more. I would buy anything featuring Genis-Vell right now. The stories are good, the characters are written well, it's heavy on humor and very entertaining. Then as the series reverts to number one, it takes shocking turn while still keeping the humor only it gets rather dark. The psycholo more

Captain Marvel Genis-Vell by Peter David Omnibus

By: Peter David

O-wha-tagoo-siam! Genis-Vell, son of the legendary Kree warrior Mar-Vell, takes on his father's former mantle of Captain Marvel - and everybody's favorite super-hero sidekick, Rick Jones, finds himself along for the wildest of rides! Genis possesses the gift of Cosmic Awareness - a oneness with the universe that allows him to know what will happen,...

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers Kang Dynasty Aug 30, 2023

This is a classic Kang story that really should have been an event comic. This was before the flood of events and kept only within the Avengers, so no cross overs! It also showcases some great lesser known characters who were in the Avengers at the time. Sometimes the C-list characters are more interesting than well known ones.

This is one of the better Kang stories. He's got some grea more

Avengers Kang Dynasty

By: Kurt Busiek

Kang's ultimate triumph! The time-traveling warlord called Kang the Conqueror returns - and this time he plans to enslave all of Earth! The only thing standing in his way is its mightiest heroes! Time and time again, Kang has been a thorn in the Avengers' side. But now, the Conqueror has gathered all his vast legions from multiple eras to conquer t...

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Sollywoods - Aug 30, 2023

Forgot to rate it - 8.5!

Sollywoods reviewed Alpha Flight #1 Aug 16, 2023
8.5

This was a delightful surprise. I didn't know a new Alpha Flight series was coming out so I picked it up going in blind. I've always enjoyed Alpha Flight and this is a good start from a writer that seems to understand the characters. I'm not a fan of heroes fighting other heroes unless there is a very good reason (most stories just end up making the characters look like childish idiots) so we'll s more

Alpha Flight #1

By: Ed Brisson, Scott Godlewski
Released: Aug 16, 2023

SAVING CANADA... FROM THE MUTANT MENACE?! GUARDIAN, PUCK, SNOWBIRD and SHAMAN return, as a terrestrial ALPHA FLIGHT bursts onto the scene! But what schism will pit these heroes against their former teammates AURORA, NORTHSTAR and NEMESIS, as well as Aurora's beau, FANG? The FALL OF X has changed the game, and will Alpha Flight soar to new heights-o...

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #4 Aug 9, 2023
9.0

This issue was great and so far this run is off to a great start! It makes me want to hunt down other titles that Jed MacKay has been on since I haven't read much of his work. I'm just happy that the Avengers is good again! New villains can be difficult to make interesting but when it works, it's awesome to have someone new around to cause trouble.

Avengers #4

By: Jed MacKay, C.F. Villa
Released: Aug 9, 2023

Battle is joined as the Avengers race to combat the Ashen Combine. But with Lord Ennui, the Citysmith, Idol Alabaster, the Dead and Meridian Diadem scattered across the planet, each with their own city for prey, have the Avengers spread themselves too thin? United, the Avengers stand. But divided...?
Rated T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Aug 9, 2023
4.0

Bendis no longer has the worst Guardians run. Collin Kelly takes that title now. Which is sad, because I love the Guardians and didn't hate Bendis on it, he just didn't really get what the team or characters were about. Collin Kelly seems to actively hate the characters and the team. Let us hope his run is short and we can retcon this crap asap.

Kev Walker is alright on art. It's what more

Guardians of the Galaxy #5

By: Collin Kelly, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 9, 2023

The mystery behind Grootfall is revealed. How will this forever change the course of the Guardians? Find out here. PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman - WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?
Rated T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #3 Jul 9, 2023
3.0

This is turning out to be the worst run of Guardians. Maybe something interesting will happen but so far it's boring, the characterization is absolutely brutal and the art is subpar. None of these characters act like who they are. It's a crappy mix of MCU guardians blended with the knowledge of someone who skimmed a Wikipedia page on starlord. Ewings run was solid and completely ignored here. more

Guardians of the Galaxy #3

By: Collin Kelly, Kev Walker
Released: Jun 21, 2023

BITTERSWEET REUNION! The Guardians find themselves face-to-face with their old teammate Groot! But he's not the friend they remember! Will this be a happy reunion or an all-out massacre? It may be the latter, as the rift between this family runs deep.
Rated T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Captain Marvel #50 Jun 14, 2023
10

This was a great series. Great final issue. It's been my favorite ongoing for the last 2 years. It will be missed.

Captain Marvel #50

By: Kelly Thompson, Javier Pina
Released: Jun 14, 2023

FINAL ISSUE OF KELLY THOMPSON'S HISTORIC RUN!
It has been an impossible journey - one that's taken Carol Danvers across time and space and pitted her against enemies new and old. Superstar writer Kelly Thompson has run Marvel's premier heroine through the gauntlet, and now the boss of space burns brighter than ever. No one believed she would g...

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #26 May 31, 2023
1.0

It's crap. Don't waste your time or money. Kamala will be back soon enough with whatever stupid retcon another writer will be forced to do. Peter and his supporting cast of once great and interesting characters, will likely suffer longer and also force another writer to find how to make a ridiculous retcon for all this.

Amazing Spider-Man #26

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 31, 2023

Now fully in the present, the Emissary has returned and his power is so far beyond Spider-Man's abilities. The heroes may figure out a way to win, but the cost of victory will be so immense that you may hope they don't...
Rated T

Sollywoods reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy #2 May 17, 2023
5.0

This was a very disappointing read...

The last run of GotG was really good. Two issues into this one and it feels like the writer doesn't care about what came before, just what slightly mimics the characters from the movies. Star lords development from the previous run, like it never happened. There was even a line about how in the old days they would've just come to steal the mysterium more

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

By: Collin Kelly, Kev Walker
Released: May 17, 2023

The Guardians are caught in the middle of a civil war! Will the Guardians be able to stop it, or was it already lost from the start? Grootfall is coming, and it does not take sides?!
Rated T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #1 May 17, 2023
9.0

I kind of want to give this a 10 just because it's nice to enjoy reading Avengers again. Great first issue! The art was good, the set up was good and the team is pretty good. I really like having Wanda and Vision back in Avengers, it's been way too long since they've been on the team.

I do hope they squeeze in some lesser used Avengers into the team eventually. I like to see Simon Will more

Avengers #1

By: Jed MacKay, C.F. Villa
Released: May 17, 2023

JED MACKAY AND STORMBREAKER C.F. VILLA TAKE THE REINS OF EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES!
The Star. The Icon. The Witch. The Construct. The God. The Engineer. The King. The world is ever in peril, and a new team of Avengers mobilizes to meet any dangers that dare threaten the planet. But when TERMINUS attacks, a new and insidious danger rears its head...

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Sollywoods reviewed Captain Marvel #49 May 10, 2023
9.5

I love this series right now and I'm disappointed it will be over after the next issue. This issue in particular continues to great pacing, great character work and the art is great. This is why I read comics. Fun characters, exciting story and well done art. Good times.

Captain Marvel #49

By: Kelly Thompson, Sergio Davila
Released: May 10, 2023

GRIEF WILL BE HER DOWNFALL!
Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Hazmat and the X-Men's mission to find Rogue and rescue Binary has technically been successful, and yet our heroes now find themselves in a worse position than ever, trapped at the mercy of a legion of Brood and a rogue Brood Empress. The Brood has now pushed Carol Danvers to her limit ...

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Goblin22 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #25 May 10, 2023
1.0

Worst Spider-Man Run Ever. It would have been better to have stayed with Nick Spencer.

Amazing Spider-Man #25

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 10, 2023

The past and the present collide in this oversized and monumental 25th issue! Your heart isn't ready for this one.
Rated T

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Sollywoods - May 10, 2023

I agree. I suffered through OMD, Past Sins and a few other dull runs but this is the worst representation of the characters. At least Slott is back writing Spiderman on the other series so there's a decent ongoing Spiderman still out there.

Sollywoods reviewed Groot #1 May 4, 2023
9.0

I love the character of Mar-vell (Genis and Phyla also. I'll buy whatever the Mar-vell family shows up in. Teddy feels like the odd one out but he's alright too.) I also have no interest on Marvel bringing Mar0vell back to life, he's a character whose legacy makes him interesting. So reading about him again in a flash back was great. Groot is fun, it's his comic, but it's the Mar-vell stuff that r more

Groot #1

By: Dan Abnett, Damian Couceiro
Released: May 3, 2023

MONSTER, HERO, GUARDIAN...GROOT!
Before he was a Guardian of the Galaxy... before the Grootfall... young Groot lived a life of tranquility on his serene home world. But when monstrous invaders attack his planet, Groot must accept his heroic destiny! Will this destiny lead him to come to blows with a young Kree soldier by the name of Mar-Vell? ...

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Sollywoods reviewed Spider-Man #8 May 4, 2023
8.0

Not perfect but so much better than the main Amazing Spiderman series, it's a breath of fresh air to get Peter written like he is really Peter parker and Spiderman being Spiderman. I'm not yet sold on the Spider kid thing but I'm still here and overall it felt like reading Spiderman so that's a win.

Spider-Man #8

By: Dan Slott, Mark Bagley
Released: May 3, 2023

"The End of the Spider-Verse" continues! Spider-Man has changed. His powers are super-charged, enabling him to be the best Spider-Man he can be...
...but can his all-too-human body take it? A classic Spider-Villain is back and doesn't care if Spidey has his hands full.
Rated T

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FrankenDad - Jul 13, 2023 (edited)

Would you kindly enlighten me on where this series lies against the current ASM run? I gave up Spiderman back when they retconned everything with Brand New Day. I picked this run up from the beginning, and now am about to get into ASM again starting with the death of *a character* from a few issues back. Are they just separate stories/universes?

Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #24 Apr 19, 2023
1.0

Each issue gets worse and worse.

Amazing Spider-Man #24

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Apr 19, 2023

Witness what brought Peter Parker and Norman Osborn together.
Your opinion of who the hero is and who the villain is may end up at least blurred...
Rated T

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DeathStroke7505 reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #24 Apr 19, 2023
1.0

If I could give this a zero I would. This reminds me too much of the abortion that was called "Sins Past". Here Wells takes yet another love of Peter's life and turns her into a straight slut. Like MJ, who loves Peter can't keep her legs shut for a while??! This is all an extension of keeping Peter and MJ seperate, cept I dunno that this can ever be reversed now. Fuck these pricks for doing this. more

Amazing Spider-Man #24

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Apr 19, 2023

Witness what brought Peter Parker and Norman Osborn together.
Your opinion of who the hero is and who the villain is may end up at least blurred...
Rated T

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DeathStroke7505 - Apr 22, 2023

Professor X and Magneto are each separate and distinct characters. But they are each half of Onslaught. Do we then call professor X by himself "Onslaught"? Firestorm, two people combining to make one hero, but neither are the hero by themself. The Sentry and the Void are treated as two separate individual characters even though they're technically one in the same.

DeathStroke7505 - Apr 22, 2023

Point being there has never been a time (that I can recall) when a comic character is either split or two halves becoming one where each half isn't treated as separate and distinct from the whole. For some reason, Darkwing Duck keeps coming up in my mind, Negaduck was Dark Wing's evil side split off, but was referred as a completely separate being.

Sollywoods reviewed Spider-Man #7 Apr 5, 2023
7.5

It was a fun ride.

As a whole, I prefer the previous spderverse stories but that doesn't make any of this bad. It gives a look at some new spider people, none which I found very interesting but maybe someone else out there liked the new characters.

I don't know if Slott forgot about Kaine and then remembered so he tossed him in at the end. At least he tried something. I lov more

Spider-Man #7

By: Dan Slott, Mark Bagley
Released: Apr 5, 2023

THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE IS HERE!
Friends became enemies, enemies became friends and now all of the Spider-Verse ENDS!
Jessica Drew? Gone. Peter Parker? Gone. And they aren?t the only ones erased by the sacred Sting-Knife.
How can Silk and the rest of the Spiders win this Spider-War?!
Rated T

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #23 Apr 5, 2023
2.5

What's with all these bots spamming a 10 rating? This was trash.

Wells continues to ruin the character of Peter Parker. I hope at the end of this run, it uses the terrible cliche of it all being a dream. That would actually improve the story telling.

Romitas art is pretty good. Not amazing but pretty good.

Amazing Spider-Man #23

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Apr 5, 2023

WHAT DID PETER DO?!
We opened this series with a question.
The centerpiece of the answer is a flat-out fight.
Rated T

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Hydro-Man reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #22 Mar 22, 2023
1.0

So bad, it’s unbelievable. I’ve been reading comics for about 30 years. Hands down, this is by far the worst era I’ve ever lived through. When the Big 2’s characters are in the state they’re in… just, Jesus Christ, I don’t have words.

To build this up as much as they did and ultimately involve characters nobody gives two fucks about… I can’t. Fuck Marvel and fuck Zeb W more

Amazing Spider-Man #22

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Mar 22, 2023

Who is this mysterious figure and what do they have to do with Peter's and Mary Jane's disappearances?!
Rated T

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Hydro-Man - Mar 23, 2023

You are right. It’s hard to do. I had several unbroken runs for a long time and it was New 52 and All-New Marvel Now that finally made me realize I shouldn’t devote this much time (or money) to something I disliked that much. Spider-Man was an asterisk. I said I would stick with this character no matter how bad things got. But goddamn, this is really testing my resolve.

Sollywoods - Mar 24, 2023

I completely agree, this is the worst run of Spidey ever. I stopped buying it after issue 900 but curiousity keeps me looking at from the shelf and I'm glad I didn't give money for this garbage. I've been reading spiderman since 1996, I stuck through Past sin, I made it through OMD, but Wells run is the worst portrayal of Peter Parker that's ever been.

Sollywoods reviewed Dark Web: Finale #1 Feb 10, 2023
1.5

The 1.5 is that high because Kubert is always nice to have on the art side. Good solid artist.

The writing though... I can say in confidence that Wells is my least favorite Spiderman writer of all time. I'd take Past Sins or OMD over this trash. Not only does he destroy the character of Ben Reilly, but his Peter is easily the worst ever interpretation of Peter Parker that has ever been more

Dark Web: Finale #1

By: Zeb Wells, Adam Kubert
Released: Feb 1, 2023

The dawn rises after the demonic invasion of New York City, but what will that light reveal? It will reveal Chasm's final gambit and the new denizens of Hell he helped create and unleash on Spider-Man and the X-Men! See how Dark Web changed this city's landscape forever!
Rated T

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Halodystroyer44 reviewed Avengers #65 Feb 1, 2023
1.0

Way to go Aaron making Bendis' Superman look like a masterpiece.

Avengers #65

By: Jason Aaron, Garron
Released: Feb 1, 2023

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE CHAPTER SIX: THE SECRET OF AVENGER PRIME!
He is the most important Avenger in the Multiverse. He's spent years manning a watchtower at the heart of all creation all by himself. Now his story can be told, as he suddenly finds himself no longer alone, but instead surrounded by an unbelievable gathering of heroes.
Rated T+

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Sollywoods - Feb 2, 2023

So harsh but so true

Sollywoods reviewed Captain Marvel #45 Jan 4, 2023
10

Just to be clear, I'd probably give this a 9 or 9.5 but the rating before me had a 10 and I couldn't bring myself to pull down the average rating since I enjoyed this so much.

It's hard to find a flaw in it actually. The pacing is just right, the characters are written well, the art is good. This continues to be my favorite series out right now. Just go start reading captain marvel. more

Captain Marvel #45

By: Kelly Thompson, Sergio Davila
Released: Jan 4, 2023

REVENGE OF THE BROOD - PART 3! Captain Marvel and her eXcellent allies revel in their big win against the Brood, but all is not quite what it seems... Carol and her friends have miles to go before they sleep. The Brood has always been one of the universe's most dangerous foes, and one of Carol Danvers' greatest enemies. And now, under the rule of a...

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Sollywoods reviewed Strange Academy: Finals #3 Dec 28, 2022
9.0

This series, this issue included, as has been consistently awesome. I could read about these characters sitting around eating lunch and chatting and it would probably still be a great read since each one is just so likable. Do yourself a favour and pick up the previous trades, support this series because it' an under-rated gem.

Strange Academy: Finals #3

By: Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos
Released: Dec 28, 2022

STRANGE ACADEMY VS. GASLAMP!
The fallout of this battle is unlike any you've seen before!
Rated T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #16 Dec 28, 2022
2.0

16 issues in and this is still going down as the worst Spiderman run ever. This is in particular continues to ruin the character of Ben Reilly. Outside the art being alright, there is nothing at all to like here.

As much as I enjoy the character of Ben Reilly, Marvel should have left him dead. When Slott made him a villain it was kind of stupid but at least it he thought he was doing s more

Amazing Spider-Man #16

By: Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness
Released: Dec 28, 2022

SPIDER-MAN VS. CHASM!
After the battle with Venom last issue, it's time for the main event? That's right, it's Peter Parker vs. Ben Reilly, no-holds-barred in the craziest battle you've ever seen! Chasm secures his place in Spidey's rogues' gallery-as the one who finally vanquishes Peter Parker?!
Rated T

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Afre reviewed Spider-Man #3 Dec 7, 2022
7.0

Every time "chosen one" nonsense is not brought up, it's entertanining.

Every time it is, it's boring nonsense.

Spider-Man #3

By: Dan Slott, Mark Bagley
Released: Dec 7, 2022

"The End of the Spider-Verse" rages on! Spider-Man and Night-Spider have to make an impossible heist against impossible odds! If you thought the first issue was shocking, think again because this issue is going to shake you to your core!
Rated T

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Sollywoods - Dec 9, 2022

I completely agree with this short assessment. No more needs to be said.

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