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Alloy Press reviewed Wolverine #5 May 11, 2021
8.0

I liked this a lot for some reason it reminded me of the Androids in DBZ. I liked the punk rock Vampire kids and all the blood spilled among these pages. Good little issue though I must admit the "a little here a little there" story telling Ben Percy does is getting old.

Wolverine #5

By: Ben Percy, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Sep 2, 2020

BLOOD CLOCKS! In the snowbound darkness of the north, Wolverine is the prisoner of Dracula. By forming an unlikely alliance, Logan fights back. Stakes, claws, tricked-out snowmobiles and wintry mayhem await you.

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Alloy Press reviewed Wolverine #4 May 11, 2021
8.0

Another fun read from Wolverine. Like Hulk and Thor I believe this quality of book as long as it continues with this sort of story telling will be a great addition to Wolverines history.

Wolverine #4

By: Ben Percy, Viktor Bogdanovic
Released: Aug 19, 2020

THE RED TAVERN!
After getting dressed down by the Quiet Council for rogue activity, Wolverine escapes through his own secret gate to the Red Tavern, a snowbound, backwoods watering hole where he only wants to guzzle whiskey in peace. But Logan soon discovers that peace isn't possible as a twist-and-turn murder mystery unfolds - and at the heart...

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Alloy Press reviewed Wolverine #3 May 11, 2021
8.5

Good Moments with a solid cast and just enough connection to the Xmen Books to tie things together. I think this version of Wolverine hangs on to what makes his personality work, hes kind of an ass at times and thats why we love him. Loved this conclusion of this Arc and seeing him with Magnetos helmet was super fun.

Wolverine #3

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: Jul 22, 2020

WOLVERINE DIGS IN!
The Flower Cartel and the Pale Girl seem to be one step ahead of Wolverine, but he has a plan. It's a risky gamble that will take him into the heart of a larger criminal conspiracy even as it puts many mutant lives at risk.
Parental Advisory

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #8 May 6, 2021
7.0

Average comic.. not great...this arc is more complex then it really needs to be too many subplots and characters going on for me. The thing I really enjoyed about this title are starting to slip away.

Iron Man #8

By: Christopher Cantwell, Angel Unzueta
Released: Apr 14, 2021

Tony Stark has vanished in the middle of outer space, and his friends are moments away from death at Korvac's hands. It's up to a shell-shocked Hellcat to dig deep into her mind with the help of old friend and psychic mentor Moondragon, who reaches across the universe to help Patsy reclaim the once-powerful mental abilities she left behind. But to ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #7 May 6, 2021
7.5

Art on this book is incredible and I will admit this issues writing was a lot of what I like a out this title. Sadly I find myself yearning for these characters to enter a new story arc. I find this one to be worn down and only getting more off course for me.

Iron Man #7

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Mar 17, 2021

Iron Man and his small band of allies go interstellar as they pursue Korvac to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, even as the villainous android intellect tries to telepathically lure Hellcat and Tony toward his bizarre utopian visions. But after an unexpected left turn leaves Iron Man on a remote and uncharted planet, Korvac might take the opport...

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #6 May 4, 2021
7.5

This is walking the fine line between who cares and somewhat interesting. I do like Tony here although I thought the Man or Machine interior dialogue was much more interesting than this I don't care what you think about me thing has got going. Still has enough in it for me to read the next issue.

Iron Man #6

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Feb 17, 2021

BOOKS OF KORVAC: BOOK TWO BEGINS!
After receiving a near-fatal injury from Korvac, Iron Man lands in emergency triage with his life on the line. Halcyon and Misty Knight work quickly to lock Tony in his armor and stanch his injuries...but now he can't take it off or else he'll die. With pieces of metal literally holding his body together, Tony ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #5 May 4, 2021
7.0

Its not the best comic out right now but its not the worst. This is my first Iron Man title I have read regularly...so far I like it enough to keep reading but this is for from an excellent comic and has some really stale moments.

Iron Man #5

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Jan 6, 2021

THE FIRST ACT OF "THE BOOKS OF KORVAC" REACHES ITS STUNNING CONCLUSION!
It's put up or shut up time with KORVAC as the android mastermind begins the next phase of his ascent toward absolute power, and IRON MAN begrudgingly decides to finally ask for help. But...from who? As he takes charge of new allies and tries to use HELLCAT's weakened state...

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #4 May 4, 2021
7.5

Getting a little better. Villains coming off as a bad version of Ultron to me but Hellcat was portrayed in a much better light this issue. Adding a layer to her character made her not so one note and surprisingly she was my favorite part of this issue

Iron Man #4

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Dec 16, 2020

KORVAC is on the loose and Tony Stark is on the hook for it. Iron Man and Hellcat were lucky to survive their first encounter with Korvac and his new disciples, but finding him and stopping him is proving an even greater challenge. Tony is reticent to let other hero allies in on the fact that he opened up a giant can of worms all on his own, but it...

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #3 May 1, 2021
7.0

Damn Patsy is becoming the Girlfriend from Hell....So bitchy about everything. I like How Tony is questioning being a Hero and This issue brings up some good points...why do we cheer for the Villian? I know I usually do..unless there a bunch of pushovers like this issue offered.

Iron Man #3

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Nov 11, 2020

Tony Stark is getting tired of apologizing for being himself, especially when as Iron Man he's more powerful than most any other human being on Earth. As he wears himself out trying to do everything he can to be a force of good in the world, he's beginning to chafe at the idea that he really owes anybody anything. Is it too much to ask for a thank ...

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Alloy Press reviewed Iron Man #2 May 1, 2021
8.5

Strong Follow Up Issue. I like this version of Iron Man. The fact that hes not even human is a lot of fun and brings moments of depth I didnt expect from the series...Really big fan of the what makes a man concepts this issue brings.

Iron Man #2

By: Christopher Cantwell, Cafu
Released: Oct 21, 2020

TONY HAS COMPANY... AND HIS NAME IS KORVAC!
Tony Stark continues to roughly dismantle the fancy, shiny and sophisticated ways of his past... but the world doesn't seem quite convinced that he's changed his rich guy tune. As Iron Man, he takes the fight to the streets, looking to sacrifice himself on the altar of super heroism again and again-fi...

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #44 Apr 20, 2021
9.0

Love this...U foes are even good somehow when Ewing gets his hand on em

Immortal Hulk #44

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Mar 10, 2021

• In New York, the U-Foes are hunting a weakened Hulk - with the one thing that can kill him for good.
•  In New Mexico, the new Sasquatch faces something even weirder than he is.
•  Something very strange is happening to Jacqueline McGee.
•  And far above the world, HENRY PETER GYR...

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Alloy Press reviewed Captain America #28 Apr 20, 2021
4.0

Craptain America Continues...If you hated the last 27 issues your really gonna hate this mess of nonesense. Why do we care? This is everything thats already been done redone at a shitty level. Coates I cant wait till you're done here man, this run sucks ass.

Captain America #28

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Mar 31, 2021

SKULL FRACTURE!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Captain America #27 Apr 20, 2021
5.5

What a waste of such a great cover...I mean at this point anything that remotely resembles a decent read is causing people to review this with favor..lets be clear. This Run and this issue Sucks...Coates run will forever be known as: CRAPTAIN America

Captain America #27

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Feb 17, 2021

HOW CAPTAIN AMERICA GOT HIS MOJO BACK!

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Captain America #26 Apr 17, 2021
6.5

This is crap...The art is so corny and I no longer care...thats Coates biggest weakness is there is no compelling reason to care for anything these characters are going through..Its only my opinion but this is the biggest snooze of a Captain America Title I have ever read.

Captain America #26

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Dec 16, 2020

RED HULK!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #45 Apr 17, 2021
9.0

If only one comic existed in 2021 I would want it to be this one! Another great issue leaving you upset that youll have to wait a month to get your hands on the next.

Immortal Hulk #45

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Apr 7, 2021

• The Hulk is at his lowest point.
•  His strength is gone. His friends cannot reach him. Gamma itself has turned against him. What hope is there now?
•  What hope is left... for THE WEAKEST THERE IS?

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Savage Avengers #7 Apr 17, 2021
7.5

It all happened so fast..but it was decent. I like this series, its fun and doesnt take things too seriously. Art is always good and the mix of characters is engaging

Savage Avengers #7

By: Gerry Duggan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Nov 6, 2019

• Elektra and the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, fight together against Kulan Gath's forces.
•  Voodoo learns more about the evil sorcerer's plans to dominate Planet Earth.
•  And Conan's trek North though South America takes an interesting detour...to Latveria. 'Nuff said!
Parental Advisory

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Alloy Press reviewed Hellions #1 Apr 17, 2021
7.0

Had a few moments but I just cant invest my time into something that I dont love after reading. Feels way too familiar for me. Im out

Hellions #1

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Mar 25, 2020

BAD IS THE NEW GOOD!
When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they'd have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold... but they didn't plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child,...

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #19 Apr 16, 2021
9.5

Now that's more like it! This embodies everything I have liked about Hickman's X-men!

X-Men #19

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Mar 31, 2021

ESCAPE FROM THE VAULT!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #18 Apr 16, 2021
8.0

This is gonna be fun! God I love how heartless the Xmen came in and tended to this mission. X-23 truly is the real Wolverine! Fast paced fun issue that brings us back to what makes this version of the XMen so fun and unique

X-Men #18

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Feb 24, 2021

INSIDE THE VAULT!
It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #17 Apr 15, 2021
6.0

What the F....I hated this as about as much as Empyre. Art was not the only thing that felt stale and outdated here. Completely skippable issue

X-Men #17

By: Jonathan Hickman, Brett Booth
Released: Jan 27, 2021

STORM THE EMPIRE!  
When the Shi'ar Empire asks the X-Men for help, Cyclops, Storm and Marvel Girl answer the call.

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #16 Apr 15, 2021
8.0

Now that we are away from that sword nonesense I find this book getting back into a nice little rhythm with this issue.

X-Men #16

By: Jonathan Hickman, Phil Noto
Released: Dec 30, 2020

X OF SWORDS FALL OUT !
The Captain Commander of Krakoa made a fateful decision. There's no going back.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #15 Apr 15, 2021
6.5

I dont like X of Swords. I found it to be lame. So this issue validated those feelings

X-Men #15

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Nov 25, 2020

A great division. Bitter victories. Bitterer hearts.

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Savage Avengers #6 Apr 15, 2021
7.0

Gorgeous art. Beginning was pretty fun as soon as they skinned those dinos and put on medival suits i was out.

Savage Avengers #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Kim Jacinto
Released: Oct 2, 2019

• Conan & The Punisher attempt to walk out of the Savage Land hauling the caskets of Frank's family... through Antarctica.
•  Frank Castle never was much of a religious man...but now he's firmly "Crom-curious"
•  Watch out for the last page, it's a doozy.
Parental Advisory

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #34 Apr 15, 2021
9.0

KING IN BLACK comes out a little bland without these last 2 Venom issues. I found this to make the whole story much more whole!

Venom #34

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Apr 7, 2021

THIS IS IT!
•  After a pulse-pounding race to the finish, VENOM #34 stands as the series' final tie-in to the KING IN BLACK epic!
•  But is this issue also the end of the Venom symbiote as we know it?!
•  From maestros DONNY CATES, IBAN COELLO and JESUS ABURTOV, this one sets the stage for V...

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Alloy Press reviewed Venom #33 Apr 15, 2021
8.0

I really liked this Venom Run and this issue is bitter sweet seeing Eddies journey coming to an end. These tie ins work great when read side by side with the main issues.

Venom #33

By: Donny Cates, Iban Coello
Released: Feb 3, 2021

As the King in Black spreads his suffocating darkness across the Marvel Universe, Eddie Brock looks for a light, any light, that can pierce it - and comes up empty-handed...

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed X-Men #13 Apr 15, 2021
7.0

Not the best issue

X-Men #13

By: Jonathan Hickman, Mahmud Asrar
Released: Oct 21, 2020

X OF SWORDS, PART 10
Lessons. Longing. What has begun cannot be undone.
Rated T+

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jarheadtree reviewed King In Black #5 Apr 7, 2021
6.0

I don’t know what it is: but this and absolute carnage fell flat for me. They both started off amazing and then disappointed in the end. They basically gave it the end of the green lantern movie. And i enjoyed Eddie when he was just a street level hero, not a cosmic entity. It’s gotten a little out of hand for me.

King In Black #5

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Apr 7, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A NONBELIEVER?
Rated T+

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Alloy Press - Apr 13, 2021

Even though I loved the ending I can totally get behind what you're saying ..I miss street Eddie for sure

Spiderwebs - May 1, 2021

I agree. Donny Cates is really good at creating this massive events but unfortunately he is not that good at endings

Alloy Press reviewed King In Black #5 Apr 13, 2021
9.0

Yeah I loved it...good ending. I just can't get into Dylan's character I like Eddie having a son I just don't feel like I like him he's inconsistent and kind of just provided unwanted moments for me. Eddies journey and that finale was incredible I love the king in black moment so badass.

King In Black #5

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Apr 7, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A NONBELIEVER?
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed King In Black #4 Apr 13, 2021
8.5

Strong issue! Finally see what's making this a good story and not just a slug fest.. Dylan finds himself to be more of a character worth investing in...that last page was a good hook I gotta say.

King In Black #4

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Feb 17, 2021

WHAT'S A GOD TO A KING?

Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed King In Black #3 Apr 13, 2021
8.0

It was cool..not very fulfilling when it came to dialogue but I mean this new badass Thor vs Knull (and the violence level)....yeah pretty dope

King In Black #3

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Jan 20, 2021

After last issue's shocking finale, the heroes of the Marvel Universe are reeling. Outgunned and outmanned, but never outdone, they unite and face KNULL, God of the Abyss, as he ensnares the planet in the darkness of his reign! Superstars DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN continue to raise the game - and the stakes for the Marvel Universe in this Earth-...

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