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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #15 Feb 16, 2020
6.5

What started off as something promising ended up being pretty basic. I liked the character designs a lot in this arc but I thought it all ended so lame. Felt very unmemorable and half way through I found myself skimming through panels waiting to get back to Cates.

Venom #15

By: Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello
Released: Jun 12, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  Battered, bleeding and at the end of his rope, Malekith's War Witches and their henchmen threaten to overwhelm Eddie Brock.
•  Meanwhile, Eddie still has 9-year-old Dylan in tow... Now he just needs to keep him alive.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #14 Feb 16, 2020
7.0

New Suit works a bit like The Hulk. Rage is the theme here in this non stop action ride. While ill never get tired of seeing Venom split things in half I hated that tank scene it felt so basic both in thought and execution. I like how Venom looks all Asgardian but I think Jack O Lantern could have came out a lot cooler than he did. Gotta say Giant Venom biting into a Frost Giant and everything in more

Venom #14

By: Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello
Released: May 22, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  Chaos reigns as Malekith's campaign to take over the Nine Realms sweeps through Manhattan.
•  With desperate battles raging all around them to quell Malekith's horde, Venom has teamed up with an unlikely group to try to stop Malekith...
•  ...or die trying.
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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #13 Feb 16, 2020
8.5

Bunn takes the reins on this one and does a hell of a lot better than he ever has with Venom. The witches have a great design and the art in this issue doesn't feel like a second stringer coming up to bat. Coello handles the task of arist wonderfully and I am glad he will be taking on this arc in its entirety. Transitions smoothly for a Tie-In Issue. Dialogue on the Main Witch and her decision mak more

Venom #13

By: Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello
Released: Apr 24, 2019

WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
•  The Marvel Comics event of the year makes landfall in the world of the wicked web-slinger as Venom gets swept up in Malekith's campaign to take over the Ten Realms!
•  But Malekith has designs for the sinister symbiote...and they may prove fatal!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Force #7 Feb 13, 2020
6.0

When I was done reading this I felt I didn't care whats worse is I thought this issue was corny. The art was not for me. It felt too Saturday Morning with the silly smiles drawn on characters to compliment cheesy lines..."Guess Im your Snake Eyes", Or the eye rolling finale when Old Granny wins her last dollar .The whole thing felt like a big misstep. I mean we had that bad ass Beast episode with more

X-Force #7

By: Ben Percy, Oscar Bazaldua
Released: Feb 12, 2020

MISS FORTUNE STRIKES!
Domino's luck seems to be changing... Can she find the source of her misfortune before it costs lives all over the world? And has Colossus healed enough to help her... or even himself?
Parental Advisory

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #6 Feb 13, 2020
8.5

I love this new Xavier. He feels more formidable, as Hickman writes him as a super genius that hides his new evil side about as well as his new costume does. Mystique shines here as Hickman fleshes out here intentions, and thats all this issue really is but damn does Hickman do it beautifully with the great talent of this new arist.

X-Men #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, Matteo Buffagni
Released: Feb 12, 2020

Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants...
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #12 Feb 13, 2020
9.0

Eddie Brocks Baby Mama problems enter the fray. The concepts behinds his sons conception are interesting and set up new areas to explore. Art here is great, this series really has its style down even when it switches artists it always feels whole. Loved everything about this issue, only wished Eddie would have roughed his Dad up a bit more. Next up is a slew of tie in issues and I think Cates did more

Venom #12

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Mar 20, 2019

• Once the worst nightmare of New York's criminal element, Eddie Brock has been living a nightmare of his own, cut off from the symbiote's personality and now dealing with the resurgence of the cancer that once ravaged his body.
•  With no one else to turn to, Eddie must revisit THE MAKER - the only person who's been a...

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #11 Feb 11, 2020
9.0

Fantastic issue with a killer final page and art that just makes you slow down and admire it. There was the scene between Eddie and the Symbiote done with all red backgrounds that just captures all the intensity of this issue. The colors in this issue were for me really stood out! What can I say another good one 👌

Venom #11

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 20, 2019

• The sinister symbiote skulks the streets of San Francisco!
•  With the symbiote silenced and Eddie finding parts of his memory missing, will he be able to find the answers he's looking for in the Golden City?
•  Or will the return to his old stomping grounds reveal secrets better left buried?
R...

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #10 Feb 11, 2020
10

Love that damn cover. Nice lil recap of the story thus far gets you seated right away. Another brilliant re telling of Eddie's past. Finally Venom is realized in a way that's deep. Heart breaking stuff that takes this character to the next level. I hope this series never ends.

Venom #10

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jan 16, 2019

• Eddie Brock takes a walk down memory lane and revisits San Francisco for the first time in years.
•  The homecoming is anything but pleasant, though, as he comes face-to-face with his estranged father and a little brother he never knew he had...
•  This while the Venom symbiote remains silenced, per...

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #9 Feb 11, 2020
9.5

What more could you want? Art is done by Stegman who is no doubt a Titan in the industry right now but what really matters is that he was born to draw Venom it's so crazy how well he and this character and style mend. I love the pacing and horror theme of it all. Green colors splashed throughout the issue was my favorite part of this issue. Key issue if your reading this series.

Venom #9

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 5, 2018

• The smash hit of the summer continues with...
•  VENOM NO MORE?!
•  'Nuff said!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Marauders #7 Feb 5, 2020
6.5

I honestly hate the Pirate crap mixed with X men it looks stupid and the dialogue trying to throw little pirate jokes in here and there makes it that much worse. I just cant get over how forced the whole pirate thing is. That being said this issue was not as terrible as some of the others. Art was nice and I found this issue to make less mistakes with the stories progression. Still, the series as more

Marauders #7

By: Gerry Duggan, Stefano Caselli
Released: Feb 5, 2020

THE TREASURE OF ISLAND M!
As Verendi's plans against Krakoa grow, the Marauders find themselves missing something vital... something that brings Storm and the White Queen to blows. Artist Stefano Caselli (AVENGERS, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) joins the crew of the craziest X-series of them al!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #8 Feb 5, 2020
9.5

Wow. Honors both the History of Venom and the Legacy of Flash Thompson while still adding something new for the future of the character. The new ideas Donny Cates brings to the table arent just OK they are game changing and incredibly intelligent with great detail to compliment his ideas. Amazing to look at, every panel is worth your time.

Venom #8

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Nov 14, 2018

"THE ABYSS" CONTINUES!
•  After the gut-wrenching events of last issue, Eddie Brock finds himself alone for the first time in a LONG time, and the silence is deafening...
•  A can't-miss issue for those looking to see the beginnings of next summer's VENOM epic!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #7 Feb 5, 2020
9.5

Same DAMN Good writing on display here. Maker sets up a very promising story arc. Art is perfect in every way for this issue and these characters. Ibans rendition of Venom was so hellish and fantastic; the fight scene between the Makers men and Venom had incredible flow and style. I cant help but feel grateful that this Character is finally being given the treatment he deserves. Venom Heads Rejoic more

Venom #7

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Oct 10, 2018

"THE ABYSS" STARTS HERE!
•  Just when you thought the blockbuster story of the summer couldn't get any more intense, Donny Cates and special guest artist and Venom veteran IBAN COELLO (VENOMVERSE, VENOMIZED) turn the story on its head AGAIN!
•  But face front, True Believers, because it won't be dragons and god...

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6.0

Money grab. Essentially pointless. Taylor has some charm and laughs here and there and the art is exceptional for such a silly surface level story, but the little giggles tossed in fade after spending 5 dollars on this basic comic book. No depth or twists here and no weight to carry into the Immortal Hulk legacy.

Immortal Hulk: Great Power #1

By: Tom Taylor, Jorge Molina
Released: Feb 5, 2020

THE HULK FINDS A NEW HOST: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
When Bruce Banner wakes up in the middle of the night without the Hulk, he thinks he's finally free. But the Hulk is immortal - and the night's not over yet. If you thought he was dangerous in the body of mild-mannered Bruce Banner, wait till you see him now. Peter Parker is a man with the prop...

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Alloy Press reviewed New Mutants #6 Feb 5, 2020
6.5

When this issue started I found myself wanting to shoot myself in the head a few pages before one of the characters actually did. While there are some decent crunchy pieces in this soggy mess, I hope we leave these characters behind in this series and get back to Magik and the gang. I like the concept of what this series is trying to do, bouncing between different groups of Mutants is fun but the more

New Mutants #6

By: Jonathan Hickman, Flaviano
Released: Jan 29, 2020

A simple visit to check in on old friends in the human world has gone wrong - dangerously wrong. With innocent lives on the line, Armor and the other young mutants have their hands tied... but escaping without collateral damage looks increasingly impossible.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Force #6 Feb 5, 2020
9.0

Beast takes center stage in this dark tale. Ben Percy delivers a well paced story centered around Beasts almost Darwinistic views of the world and a look into the way he operates. Fantastic art compliments this wonderfully mature rendition of the X Force. What Hank does to the traitor son was both shocking and one of my favorite things to come out of comics all week.

X-Force #6

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jan 29, 2020

DEADLY CHOICES CARRY DARK CONSEQUENCES!
First, Domino and Forge have to pick up the pieces as the team faces a major setback! Then, Beast takes matters into his own hands when a piece of new technology threatens the safety of the nation.
Parental Advisory

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Alloy Press reviewed Fallen Angels #6 Jan 30, 2020
6.0

This series is so bizarre. It is in many ways out of line with the current X-Men reboot but that's kind of why I loved it. Feels like the indie film version of X-Men. There is something dark and beautiful about this title that you can't ignore. This series feels like it had something truly unique and something worth saying but the execution was so fumbled with terrible art and confusing layouts th more

Fallen Angels #6

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Jan 29, 2020

HARK! MORE ANGELS FALL!
Husk and Bling! Join Psylocke and company on their mission to stave off Apoth and his children! Then - Cable turns on X-23?!?
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Protector #1 Jan 30, 2020
6.5

I saw the cover of this Comic and was like shit I gotta give this a read. Im not mad I did but I will not be picking up the next issue. The art in this story was so refreshing its loose and real. I loved it. The story felt like something you kind of expect from an Indie Title. I just felt like I had read this story 100 times. Characters did not speak to me or feel unique other than the way they we more

Protector #1

By: Simon Roy, Artyom Trakhanov
Released: Jan 29, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! From SIMON ROY (Prophet), Sideways Award-winning author DANIEL M. BENSEN (Junction), ARTYOM TRAKHANOV (UNDERTOW), JASON WORDIE (GOD COUNTRY), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Red Sonja) comes a sci-fi adventure equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Mad Max, and The Expanse.
Of all the tribes that dwell in the hot ruins of far-future North...

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Alloy Press reviewed Suicide Squad #2 Jan 30, 2020
7.0

It was probably just me but I found the end of this issue to be super confusing. I get what happened I get it but it still kinda threw me off until the panel where she winks. With that said this was a well drawn issue with some moments that were funny as well as just good writing like all the bits between The Shark and Fish Duo. I still hate how Harley is barely in this thing. If this series came more

Suicide Squad #2

By: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo
Released: Jan 29, 2020

After the absolute carnage of Suicide Squad #1, a new Task Force X has been assembled-even before the bodies of teammates and friends have had a chance to cool! What's left standing may be the most capable and uncompromising Suicide Squad ever brought together. But it's also the most divided. Forced to fulfill the agenda of a cruel new taskmaster, ...

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #5 Jan 30, 2020
9.5

Now THIS is Xmen Gold.
These stories are crafted so well that you cant help but feel satisfied by the end of every issue. Seeing X23 claim her title as The Wolverine was a lot of fun and Silva draws the hell out of this one Wolverines included. Very interested in this vault, reminded me of a sci fi hyperbolic time chamber I loved the way it was presented too within the body of a Sentinel.

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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8.0

I was seeing a lot of negativity on this issue and Im not sure why. While its not innovative and the desert settings presentation does lack a little imagination I still found this issue to be a fun read and solid start. The art was great it had that gritty tone you come to expect with these titles while maintaining something youthful. Characters looked fun, I loved Danis Thor Design and the charac more

Avengers of the Wastelands #1

By: Ed Brisson, Jonas Scharf
Released: Jan 29, 2020

A NEW STORY FROM THE WORLD OF OLD MAN LOGAN!  
In a world where most of the super heroes fell at the hands of the RED SKULL over fifty years ago, a new force rises in the Wastelands!  DANI CAGE wields the mighty Mjolnir for the cause of peace, but when the brutal regime of DOCTOR DOOM forces DWIGHT (a.k.a. the owner of the s...

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #6 Jan 28, 2020
9.5

Stegmans Art is Insane, Everyone agrees.
Page 4 will make any Venom Head drool.
Ends with you wanting more like any good comic should.
Cant Imagine a better first arc. This is the best Venom we have had in a very long time.

Venom #6

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• After a brief connection to the GOD-HOST, EDDIE and the VENOM symbiote have emerged with brand new powers!
•  A good thing too, as they'll need every upgrade they can get as they head down a collision course with the primordial symbiote GRENDEL!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #5 Jan 28, 2020
9.0

Powerhouse Team Hits Another One Out of The Park. Rex was not my favorite character, with that said he gets a nice send of so to speak. This Team again helps define Venom.

Venom #5

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Aug 22, 2018

• An ancient Klyntar has awakened on Earth, and with it, something has stirred in Eddie Brock's symbiote.
•  And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote has no such qualms...
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #4 Jan 28, 2020
10

Fixes a good deal of the mess made by writers of the past. We all owe you Mr Cates. This is what comic books are all about.

Venom #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jul 25, 2018

• An ancient Klyntar has awakened on Earth, and with it, something has stirred in Eddie Brock's symbiote.
•  And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote has no such qualms...
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #3 Jan 28, 2020
9.5

The Best Venom Run of All Time Continues...Beautiful smooth intro brings us right in to the fray. Crafted wonderfully from beginning to end Venoms new devil form is so intoxicating to look at with all the detail and care put into every panel, its insane the talent Stegman has. Loved Miles in this issue although his dialogue at times felt just a lil goofy. But its ok because KNULL is the coolest th more

Venom #3

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jun 27, 2018

• Still recovering from his injuries, Eddie Brock - the Wicked Web-Slinger known as VENOM - has to defend NYC against the most powerful foe he's ever faced!
•  The only thing standing in his way? Miles Morales...SPIDER-MAN!
•  Though Eddie and the symbiote have no qualms with this particular web-slin...

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #2 Jan 28, 2020
10

Another perfect Comic. Venom is being expanded with Cates rich story ideas for this Character. This is some defining stuff and one of the best things to ever happen to Venom since he was the Lethal Protector back in the 90s. Cant help but feel like your holding gold when reading this comic. Art is the best in the business right now and there is a Symbiote God and Dragon flying around so yeah...

Venom #2

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jun 13, 2018

REX PART 2 FROM DONNY CATES AND RYAN STEGMAN!
•  Long ago, a mythical monster once terrorized both humanity and the Klyntar alike. Now, it's awake. And it's angry.
•  To make matters worse, this ancient horror has a unique influence over the Venom symbiote - an influence that threatens to sever Eddie Brock's c...

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #1 Jan 28, 2020
10

Everything Venom should be. Best thing to happen to the Character since Flash Thompson. Dark, with Stegman being an instant favorite for any Venom Head. Brock is reimagined in a way that draws from all the best the character had to offer. Cates brings a relationship and face to the symbiote and I think thats my favorite part of all this besides the badass action Stegman makes Venom cool again..No more

Venom #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: May 9, 2018

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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9.0

Another great issue.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #21

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Apr 12, 2017

THE END OF THE LINE reaches its climax as Sam Wilson hits his breaking point!
Rated T+

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9.0

Story and art maintain what makes this series one of the best.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #20

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Mar 15, 2017

"THE END OF THE LINE" is reached, and there's no way out for Sam Wilson, Captain America!
Rated T+

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8.5

Pacing and art kind off threw this issue off its tracks from last time, despite that it was an awesome read. The end with the verdict and the young man taking his RAGE out was the best part, really hit home. Solid issue.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #19

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"THE END OF THE LINE" continues as Cap's problems intensify - and a city burns!
Rated T+

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9.0

Heavy commentary on Police brutality. I love this fuckin run its doing great things.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #18

By: Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna
Released: Jan 18, 2017

Betrayed by his friends, persecuted by the media, confounded by pundits at every turn, Sam Wilson struggles as never before to carry the ever-more-weighty mantle of being Captain America!
Rated T

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