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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.

Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #63 Dec 8, 2022
4.5

This does not get a pass. I keep hoping things will turn around, especially for this last arc that should be action packed. It is full of action but still somehow boring. Here's why - it's full of horrible narration boxes with Jason Aaron just writing nonsense that don't inspire and make you feel like he kind of hates humanity. There's next to no good character work here. A huge cast of characters more

Avengers #63

By: Jason Aaron, Garron
Released: Dec 7, 2022

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE - PART TWO: THE BATTLE OF 1,000,000 BC!
The Avengers saga years in the making. At long last, the Avengers stand face-to-face with their prehistoric counterparts, the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC! But if the two groups cannot work together, they have no hope of defeating Doom Supreme and his marauding band of Multiversal Masters of...

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Sollywoods reviewed Captain Marvel #44 Dec 7, 2022
9.5

This series continues to be awesome each issue. Easily my favorite series in comics right now. (TMNT is also awesome and has been for years).

Just start reading it if you aren't.

Captain Marvel #44

By: Kelly Thompson, Sergio Davila
Released: Dec 7, 2022

"REVENGE OF THE BROOD" PART 2!
The Uncanny Carol Danvers returns to space - and to the X-Men?! A mysterious degraded message from Rogue has arrived at the same time that Carol's emergency beacon begins screaming with cries from Binary, and that cannot possibly be a coincidence. Carol assembles a team of allies, including Polaris, Gambit, Wolver...

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers Assemble: Alpha #1 Nov 30, 2022
5.5

Half the issue is wasted on a stupid hero VS hero fight that is pointless and makes everyone involved look like an idiot. Maybe not Captain America who actually seemed like he knew this was a stupid fight. This was suppose to kick off the final arc of the this run, set up the attempted epic battle to come and it fails at that. Heroes fighting heroes rarely works and the reason to fight here was in more

Avengers Assemble: Alpha #1

By: Jason Aaron, Bryan Hitch
Released: Nov 30, 2022

UNITING THE AVENGERS, AVENGERS FOREVER AND AVENGERS OF 1,000,000 BC
IN AN EPIC SAGA THAT FORMS THE CAPSTONE TO JASON AARON'S ERA ON AVENGERS!
From throughout time and the far corners of the Multiverse, the Mightiest Heroes of All the Earths are assembling as never before for a battle beyond all imaging. A war that will take us from the preh...

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #62 Nov 9, 2022
4.0

I cannot wait for this Avengers run to be over. Another brutal issue. I only hope that the last arc will be exciting but this issue in particular was so boring that I had to skip sections of it. Nonsense narratives, pointless Mephisto encounter, depressing and cynical dialogue... is Jason Aaron, okay? Does he need an intervention or some kind?

I have stuck through this run, which at th more

Avengers #62

By: Jason Aaron, Ivan Fiorelli
Released: Nov 9, 2022

HISTORY'S MIGHTIEST HEROES: CONCLUSION!
The Avengers' epic quest through the darkest and weirdest corners of time comes to an end with an issue that focuses on the prehistoric forefather of all things dark and weird in Marvel history: Earth's very first Sorcerer Supreme. Prepare to see all of history through the eyes of Agamotto. RATED T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Spider-Man #2 Nov 9, 2022
7.5

Overall, I enjoyed this and would recommend but there are a few things that bothered me.

The good - Bagley always draws well. Not my favourite but always good and not much to complain about. I also like that Shathra is the villain this time around. She hasn't been used much and is something different and very much a threat. So, for the overall story, good big bad villain. I also enjoye more

Spider-Man #2

By: Dan Slott, Mark Bagley
Released: Nov 9, 2022

"THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE" RAGES ON!
•  After the tragedy of the first issue, our Spider-heroes try to make a plan against Morlun. But Morlun isn't their only problem...
•  SHATHRA is back and more powerful than the last time she nearly killed Peter and Ezekiel.
•  Last time, Peter tricked Shathra, and she's had plenty o...

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers Forever #10 Nov 2, 2022
7.0

This was... almost really good.

I may have to give it a reread later and see but I'm writing this after my first impression. Tony and alcoholism has been done but I'm not oppose to it being done again within the multiverse. It's not a bad concept. I would've liked to see a bit more about giant planet drinking Tony robot but that just came and went real fast. I guess what would've made more

Avengers Forever #10

By: Jason Aaron, James Towe
Released: Nov 2, 2022

ANT IN A BOTTLE! The pillars are in place. The most important Avengers from throughout the Multiverse have been assembled. All but one. A Tony Stark is needed. But the only one who's available is a man the size of an ant who comes with a very large problem.
Rated T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Captain Marvel #43 Nov 2, 2022
9.5

I enjoyed almost every panel of this issue and only very minor concerns if I were to nitpick. I'm not going to because I just enjoyed this issue too much to think about the little things.

Large cast of characters balanced very well, the core characters written likable, believable and engaging, good art and great start to a new arch that builds of previous.

And we are back i more

Captain Marvel #43

By: Kelly Thompson, Sergio Davila
Released: Nov 2, 2022

HORROR IN THE STARS!
Many experiences honed Carol Danvers into the Captain Marvel she is today. Some of them are beautiful stories, and and some of them are horror stories! This is the latter. Join superstar scribe Kelly Thompson and "Last of the Marvels" artist Sergio Dávila as Carol and some eXciting guest stars come together on a mission in...

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5.0

This was not good.

I'm pretty sure the writer has only watched the Guardians movies and maybe skimmed a wiki page.

First of all, when did I miss world mind returning? It was messed up in the cancer verse last I was aware and I try to stay on top of Marvel comic stuff since I usually love it. I welcome e the return of World mind but not like this. Not explanation of its retu more

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind #1

By: Kevin Shinick, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Nov 2, 2022

The Worldmind is collecting data for the new Xandar pavilion on Terra and who knows Earth better than Peter Quill? (Probably... a lot of people...  doesn't know, is that a Celestial has been watching and waiting for the Guardians of the Galaxy to be distracted to begin his plan to wipe humanity from existence.

RATED T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Annihilation Omnibus Oct 12, 2022
10

This is an easy 10 out of 10 for me. The Annihilation story is my all time favorite comic story. I've worn my trades out a bit from how many times I've read and reread this.

This is what made Nova my favorite character in comics.

Pure Comic book fun. Go read it if you haven't. But really, I'm writing this nearly 20 years after it came out. No one is reading this but it dese more

Annihilation Omnibus

By: Keith Giffen, Mitch Breitweiser

Marvel's cosmic superstars return in explosive, widescreen sci-fi style! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! And as his unstoppable Annihilation Wave swarms into the Marvel Universe, demolishing all in its path, only a handful of heroes can resist the destruction! Nova learns the ways of war from Drax the Destroyer; the Silver S...

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Sollywoods reviewed A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 Sep 22, 2022
7.5

First of all, none of my issues with this, um, issue, is about death in comics. Death and rebirth in comics is just another plot point, especially in a story about death and rebirth like this one, so let it happen. That's part of the fun here. There's just not much fun here. The event overall, I've found to be very boring. Not for lack of action, action for the sake of action can still be boring. more

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5

By: Kieron Gillen, Valerio Schiti
Released: Sep 21, 2022

It's too late?

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9.0

This comic just serves as a reminder of how missed Genis has been from comics for nearly 20 years. He is a fantastic character, especially when written by Peter David who wrote his last solo series.

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #2

By: Peter David, Juanan Ramirez
Released: Aug 24, 2022

IN THE EYE OF A TITAN!
•  The clock is ticking as Rick must find Genis before they both blink out of existence!
•  Wait...who's that big face on the cover?
•  Find out who else is searching for Genis and what DEATH has to do with it!
RATED T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers Forever #8 Aug 24, 2022
8.0

I like it better than the main Avengers series right now.

Thinking of this comic just in isolation with itself, it was a good read. Bigger picture, I really really want Aaron to move his Avengers story forward just a little faster from the snails pace it's going, but in and of itself, this was a good story. The struggles of this alternate Thor made me feel interested and invested in hi more

Avengers Forever #8

By: Jason Aaron, Aaron Kuder
Released: Aug 24, 2022

THE FISTS OF THE UNWORTHY THOR!
Meet the most broken Thor in the Multiverse. One who watched Asgard burn, watched Midgard be defiled and was helpless to stop it, as he's a Thor who cannot lift his own hammer. In desperation, Thor will turn to another of the Earth's great powers, becoming a pupil of the Thunderer of mystical K'un-Lun, the guardi...

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Sollywoods reviewed A.X.E.: Judgment Day #3 Aug 24, 2022
6.5

There's no major problem with this issue other than it's just really boring. With a major event story with 6 issues (plus an omega) you would think that each issue progresses the story. As far as progression, there was barely a pivot from last issue.

This rivals Empyre for most boring event comic. That being said, I don't think there are any major flaws. The art is good, there's a lot more

A.X.E.: Judgment Day #3

By: Kieron Gillen, Valerio Schiti
Released: Aug 24, 2022

JUDGMENT DAY BEGINS.
The heroes know what they have to do. But do they have to do it? They were smart enough to get themselves into this mess. Maybe they can be smart enough to get out of it....
RATED T+

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Sollywoods reviewed New Avengers #33 Jul 27, 2022
10

This is a 10 based solely on how awesome Hickman writes Dr Doom. Best Dr doom writer ever!

New Avengers #33

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mike Deodato
Released: Apr 29, 2015

FINAL ISSUE!
TIME RAN OUT!
This April, the Avengers and the Illuminati face down their final hours. The clock is winding down and the final incursion is upon us.
Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman along with blockbuster artists Mike Deodato and Kev Walker bring to a close the epic saga of the Avengers, the Illuminati, and a Marvel Unive...

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #6 Jul 27, 2022
7.0

I appreciate that this was a self contained story and not some introduction to something to come.

I also like that this felt like Spiderman, something I have not thought Wells was good at doing in the previous issues.

Also, when did I miss Flash coming back to life?? Where did that happen??

The sinister 6 were not written well. It felt like they were written as more

Amazing Spider-Man #6

By: Zeb Wells, Ed McGuinness
Released: Jul 27, 2022

LANDMARK ISSUE #900!
•  The nine-hundredth issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comes out the month of Spider-Man's 60th Anniversary, and we are pulling out ALL THE STOPS!
•  Someone from Spider-Man's past has captured the Sinister Six and used them to create the truly terrifying SINISTER ADAPTOID!
•  This is one of the biggest adven...

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DDJamesB - Jul 27, 2022 (edited)

To answer two of your questions, Flash came back to life during the Venom King in Black storyline. Also, The last series of Superior Spider-Man reverted Otto back to his previous ways so while I am still upset they did that, this issue is only keeping continuity in all reality.

9.5

I loved this issue! I was happy to see Genis back, and written by Peter David, even with a hidden Easter egg to former artist Chriscross.

I haven't kept up at all with Rick Jones, last I was aware was when he did in secret empire. Wikipedia should should help that though. I assume he came back in a hulk comic...

Anyway, I liked that there was a quick memory... restoration.. more

Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel #1

By: Peter David, Juanan Ramirez
Released: Jul 27, 2022

PETER DAVID RETURNS TO GENIS-VELL, SON OF THE ORIGINAL CAPTAIN MARVEL!
Both now back in the land of the living, Genis-Vell and Rick Jones are about to come crashing back into each other! Witness Genis-Vell, Captain Marvel return to the pages of his very own series written by legendary scribe Peter David, drawn by artist Juanan Ram rez!
Can ...

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Sollywoods reviewed Captain Marvel #39 Jul 14, 2022
9.0

This series has become the one I look forward to the most. Another great issue! I haven't read the entire series, still trying to hunt down back issues, but that doesn't seem to matter, I don't feel lost or anything. The characters are interesting, the plot engaging and the art is good. I just want to keep reading more but it's still on the classic monthly release schedule. Come on bi-weekly Capta more

Captain Marvel #39

By: Kelly Thompson, Alvaro Lopez
Released: Jul 13, 2022

TRIAL BY MAGIC AND FIRE!
Carol's "crimes" against a powerful foe are coming back to haunt her as Agatha Harkness, helming a tribunal of some of Marvel's most powerful magic-wielders, puts her on trial. But Captain Marvel isn't exactly thrilled to recognize this court's authority, nor does she appreciate being held against her will. Back on Eart...

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Sollywoods reviewed A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment #1 Jul 13, 2022
5.0

This comic was so boring. So boring.

There was nothing particularly wrong with it, I take no issues with characterization, the plot idea is kinda of fun, I enjoyed the free comic book day teaser leading into this. I could not keep my attention on the boring dialogue and almost no pacing, in that the story goes next to no where the entire issue. The Eternals, in my opinion, have always more

A.X.E.: Eve of Judgment #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Pasqual Ferry
Released: Jul 13, 2022

FIRST SHOT FIRED - JUDGMENT IS COMING!
The Eternals know that the mutants have conquered death. But what are they going to do about it? The oldest immortals on Earth eye up the newest, and the doomsday clock starts to tick toward Judgment Day.
RATED T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers Forever #7 Jul 7, 2022
9.0

I found myself surprisingly invested in this story. The main Avengers title has been really boring lately and the Avengers Forever has kind of been on par for boring with the main. This issue had me re-reading immediately after, the sign of a good comic. I always enjoy Kuders art, he is a good sequential story teller, and there was a Steve Rogers dog. Good times.

Avengers Forever #7

By: Jason Aaron, Aaron Kuder
Released: Jul 6, 2022

ESCAPE FROM THE PRISON OF STEVES!
Steve Rogers is a mild-mannered ninety-pound guy from New York, who wakes up one morning in a prison cell, no idea how he got there. Even weirder is that the guy in the cell next to him...is also named Steve Rogers. Why is there a secret prison filled with misfit Steves, none of whom have ever heard of a Super-...

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #5 Jul 7, 2022
8.0

So I was going to drop reading this altogether since I hated the first 2 issues but it was a slow week for new comics for me so I picked up issues 3-5. So this is sort of a review of all those.

Yes, I quite enjoyed it now.

Issue 4 in particular had me annoyed at first, at how it seemed like such a cliche of villain captures hero and lets one of his nameless goons kill him.. more

Amazing Spider-Man #5

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jul 6, 2022

• The end of the first arc of this historic new volume is here, and you won't believe what we're putting the Web-Slinger through!
•  Spider-Man and Tombstone have their most brutal battle ever, but I fear the worst damage to Peter isn't going to be physical.
•  Also, did you notice that this was ASM LGY #899?! That means next iss...

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Bats20832 reviewed Batman #125 Jul 5, 2022
2.0

The old frame-up plot is literally 100 years old in illustrated stories.
I can't even count the number of times it was done to Batman.
But Canadian writer Chip Zdarsky and some reviewers believe it is fresh, new, and innovative.
Can't wait until they discover bell-bottom pants.

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Batman #125

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Jul 6, 2022

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman! Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy's involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight's nightmares are just beginni...

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Bats20832 - Jul 10, 2022

Hex should stick to writing Hex's own reviews.

Bats20832 - Jul 18, 2022

To Hex on Batman and Daredevil: "They're VERY different characters. I can't even fathom thinking that they're close to the same. Like ... what about them is similar?" https://www.reddit.com/r/Daredevil/comments/vxeur4/comment/ifvwjs7/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Sollywoods reviewed Avengers Forever #6 Jun 2, 2022
7.0

It was alright. Like the rest of Aaron's Avengers, I wish it would pick up the pace a little but it's hardly just Jason Aaron that writes so decompressed like this. It's alright in that we get an issue dedicated to this version of Black Panther. Basically his origin story and that what you get. I can't be overly picky that one issue is dedicated to that but I do wish that the bigger picture was mo more

Avengers Forever #6

By: Jason Aaron, Jim Towe
Released: Jun 1, 2022

INTRODUCING THE INVINCIBLE VIBRANIUM MAN!
On an alternate Earth where Wakanda has been crushed from existence and where the Black Panther is a forgotten legend, one man known as T'Challa will forge a new legacy for himself and perhaps even hope for a planet caught in the grips of the god-slaughtering King Killmonger.
RATED T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Avengers #56 May 25, 2022
7.5

I enjoyed this more than I expected.

Maybe since I read it after the absolutely horrible Amazing Spiderman issue this week, anything would seem good after that.

I enjoyed Jane as Thor. That was a great run. I felt invested in Jane with what was happening and when I feel that connection to the fictional character, get brought into their world for the moment, that's when I kn more

Avengers #56

By: Jason Aaron, Garron
Released: May 25, 2022

JANE FOSTER TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT!
She once famously wielded Mjolnir as Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Today, she guards the worlds of the living and the dead as the winged Valkyrie. Now, those two versions of the same mighty hero somehow find themselves face-to-face, in a desperate bid to save the soul of Jane Foster.
RATED T+

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Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 May 25, 2022
2.5

I don't know what comic those critics read but it wasn't this one! I was enjoying spiderman a lot until Beyond didn't stick the landing but then it just got so much worse.

The arts okay. Not really to my liking but I've seen enough John Romita Jr to be okay with it.

There's just nothing to like here, story wise. For me, reading comics is at its best when the characters are more

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: May 25, 2022

• The best couple in comics is done?
•  You aren't going to believe what is happening in this volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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Hex - May 30, 2022

I don't disagree that not much happened at all and I understand people's frustrations with Peter's characterization as we don't know why exactly he is acting the way he is but at least in regards to him losing that fight, after Beyond it was clear he wasn't at 100% and is likely still recovering. If not from that than from whatever happened to him '6 months ago' that will hopefully explore why he is treating his life the way he is.

Beyond_Batman - Jun 20, 2022

I'm just catching up on all my back issues but I completely agree. Tombstone is not as strong as spiderman and nowhere near as fast and doesn't have a spider sense. He should be able to just overpower tombstone. I liked the issue until this point.

Sollywoods reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #1 Apr 28, 2022
5.0

I did not like this comic. A 5 was generous.

Why don't I like it?
The art was okay. It's JRJR so it's par for him. Don't hate it but it's not elevating anything.

Maybe I'm still a bit soured about what the last issue did to Ben. But Ben's not here.

I didn't like this because that was not Peter Parker. That was a jerk. There are characters who can be jerks more

Amazing Spider-Man #1

By: Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr.
Released: Apr 27, 2022

Peter's on the outs with the FF. He's on the outs with the Avengers. He's on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man - except for Doctor Octopus. Ock's on Spider-Man's tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. All that, and what does Tombstone have planned? Just in time...

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