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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Wolverine #21 May 19, 2022
6.0

I get enough Deadpool elsewhere. There wasn't enough non-Deadpool content to keep me interested.

Wolverine #21

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: May 18, 2022

DEEPER INTO DANGER DANGER DANGER!
Outnumbered and surrounded, WOLVERINE unleashes his berserker rage, and DEADPOOL embraces his deadly fighting skills in a last ditch effort to save mutant lives. But what's with all the ROBOT X-MEN, and what do they have to do with the X-DESK?
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Men: Red #2 May 19, 2022
8.0

I thought the Petra/Sway reveal was clever. Love reference to continuity-- even recent Hickman continuity. Wondering how long this book can float on only 2 banner characters (Storm & Magneto).

X-Men: Red #2

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: May 18, 2022

WHO CAN TAME THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war - and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-...

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Men #11 May 11, 2022
8.5

Cool issue. I like the team split up and having separate moments. And...stuff happens for a change.

Not sold on Synch's power creep.

Otherwise, I want to know what happens next which is big step in right direction.

X-Men #11

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: May 11, 2022

HIGH ROLLERS!
The women of the X-Men are heading for the hottest action in the galaxy - Gameworld! But if it's true that the house always wins, our X-Ladies might be in over their heads...
RATED T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Knights of X #1 Apr 27, 2022
8.5

I was kind of meh on Excalibur but this was a strong start. Howard did a great job previously establishing the realms of Otherworld as a playground so it should be fun to explore.

The enemy villain team looks cool, and kudos for the return of the Jersey Devil!

Knights of X #1

By: Tini Howard, Bob Quinn
Released: Apr 27, 2022

THE QUEST BEGINS HERE, WHERE MUTANTS ARE HATED AND FEARED ONCE AGAIN!
The gates to Otherworld are closed - and Captain Britain is trapped on the wrong side! Usurpers Merlyn and his right-hand man, King Arthur, are now in control of Lunatic Citadel. Furies the size of Sentinels raze villages to the ground in their hunt for the "witchbreed." Cut ...

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Marauders #1 Apr 6, 2022
6.0

A bit too many Z-listers so far. But, like Hellions, writer could make me love them. I'm not there yet.

Marauders #1

By: Steve Orlando, Eleonora Carlini
Released: Apr 6, 2022

NEW TEAM! NEW VILLAINS! NEW MYSTERIES!

Captain Pryde and the Marauders are rededicating themselves to rescuing mutants, wherever they may be, and no matter how dangerous the odds against them are. But Captain Pryde's crew is not yet complete! Against her better judgment, Pryde comes face-to-face with the final Marauder: Cassandra Nova! One...

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Men: Red #1 Apr 6, 2022
9.0

I love being critical but this was damn near flawless.

X-Men: Red #1

By: Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli
Released: Apr 6, 2022

WHO CAN SAVE THE RED PLANET?
The mutants of Arakko spent millennia scarred by war - but on what was once called Mars, they're learning to live in peace. STORM knows the red planet needs something greater than a queen. But ABIGAIL BRAND has other plans, along with an unstable VULCAN on her side and CABLE keeping his own secrets. Welcome to X-MEN...

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Immortal X-Men #1 Apr 2, 2022
8.0

A very solid opening entry by Gillen. Only disappointment was Hope, who I guess is a pet character of his. She lacks the gravitas of the other Council members. But his Sinister is THE definitive Sinister and loved his focus here. I will keep reading.

Immortal X-Men #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck
Released: Mar 30, 2022

IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) retur...

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6.5

Decent rebound from previous chapter. Still feels very much like surplus and shouldn't be called "X-Men" when it's really just Emma at play.

Devil's Reign: X-Men #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Mar 23, 2022

KING TAKES QUEEN!

Emma Frost has taken on many opponents as the White Queen, but this time, she may have bitten off more than she can chew. As Kingpin's plans unfold, forget Krakoa - can Emma even protect herself?

RATED T+

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9.0

And...he sticks the landing. Great art too. đź’š

X Lives Of Wolverine #5

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Mar 16, 2022

TIME TO DIE! WEEK 9 - OMEGA RED has threatened the past, present and future of mutantkind. Today, WOLVERINE puts an end to it. The unbelievable climax to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE is an experience comic readers won't soon forget and sets the stage for the ultimate finale in X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #5!

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Colleen St. Lucie rated Sabretooth #2 Mar 10, 2022
7.5

Sabretooth #2

By: Victor LaValle, Leonard Kirk
Released: Mar 9, 2022

MAN IN THE BOX!
  
Professor X promised there would be no prisons on Krakoa. Sabretooth was the first in the hole, but now he welcomes five more mutants to his own private hell. What laws did they break? Are they ready for what they'll find? No. No, they're not.

PARENTAL ADVISORY

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4.5

Duggan's a bit over obsessed with writing Emma, trying to shoehorn here. It doesn't work, and she doesn't need to be everywhere.

Devil's Reign: X-Men #2

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Mar 2, 2022

DEALS WITH THE DEVIL!
Turns out attending Hellfire Club soirees was not the naughtiest thing Emma Frost was up to in the time before she joined the X-Men... And the dirty deeds she did for Wilson Fisk are coming back to haunt her.
Rated T+

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8.5

Really exciting issue. As with the previous parts of the story, it just seems weakened by the fact that Moira isn't really acting like Moira. I guess that's what happens with a retcon but the about-face is just not plausible...especially the part with Banshee. Badass, but not plausibly in character for Moira.

X Deaths Of Wolverine #4

By: Ben Percy, Federico Vicentini
Released: Mar 9, 2022

KRAKOA IN THE CROSSHAIRS!
WEEK 8 - The chase leads to the mutant nation of Krakoa, as the force of mutantkind's ultimate destruction breaches its borders. Is this the last stand of Xavier's dream? Readers and collectors take note: This will be a major turning point for the X-books!
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Van Richten reviewed New Mutants #24 Feb 10, 2022
3.0

This… was horrible. Page after page of lines like “Your love is fierce and beautiful.” Panel after panel of besties and BFFs affirming each other’s traumas and healing. Gross. Stories that are “character-driven” don’t need to feel like extended counseling sessions. Just awful.

New Mutants #24

By: Vita Ayala, Danilo Beyruth
Released: Feb 9, 2022

The New Mutants regroup in the aftermath of the Shadow King's attack! What will become of Amahl Farouk? Why is Warpath... crying?! How many snikts can fit into one panel? What happens to the Lost when they find one another? All this and more in a single issue-plus the setup for the next big arc, a story too magical to be believed.
RATED T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed New Mutants #24 Feb 9, 2022
3.0

Bad art, bad writing. Ayala's run started off strong but is now completely out of gas. Title needs a new writer.

New Mutants #24

By: Vita Ayala, Danilo Beyruth
Released: Feb 9, 2022

The New Mutants regroup in the aftermath of the Shadow King's attack! What will become of Amahl Farouk? Why is Warpath... crying?! How many snikts can fit into one panel? What happens to the Lost when they find one another? All this and more in a single issue-plus the setup for the next big arc, a story too magical to be believed.
RATED T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Secret X-Men #1 Feb 9, 2022
6.5

Not good. Howard trying to emulate Hickman's Sunspot and failing. A bit cringe, really.

Secret X-Men #1

By: Tini Howard, Francesco Mobili
Released: Feb 9, 2022

SSHHH - IT'S THE X-MEN!
When the Shi'ar Empire faces an unexpected threat, they must call upon the X-Men. Team co-captains Sunspot and Cannonball must lead Marrow, Tempo, Forge, Banshee, Strong Guy, Armor, and Boom-Boom on a secret mission to save Empress Xandra.
Wait, those aren't the X-Men. Aren't those the mutants who lost the election?<...

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Merlyn reviewed Secret X-Men #1 Feb 9, 2022
6.5

This was such a slog to read, I was interested in it because of the lineup but it was pretty bad.

Secret X-Men #1

By: Tini Howard, Francesco Mobili
Released: Feb 9, 2022

SSHHH - IT'S THE X-MEN!
When the Shi'ar Empire faces an unexpected threat, they must call upon the X-Men. Team co-captains Sunspot and Cannonball must lead Marrow, Tempo, Forge, Banshee, Strong Guy, Armor, and Boom-Boom on a secret mission to save Empress Xandra.
Wait, those aren't the X-Men. Aren't those the mutants who lost the election?<...

Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Men #7 Jan 26, 2022
7.0

A slight bounceback from several consecutive dragging issues. Could do with not seeing in Emma Frost in every single weekly comic, she's too omnipresent.

X-Men #7

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jan 26, 2022

CAPTAIN KRAKOA & THE X-MEN!
Doctor Stasis makes his deadliest move yet as Captain Krakoa takes charge of the X-Men! But what is the lie at the heart of the newest mutant hero?

RATED T+

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8.5

Nice opening salvo and the focus on Moira and Mystique although Moira in past few months seems way more ruthless than ever before. Inferno needed this followup. đź’›

X Deaths Of Wolverine #1

By: Ben Percy, Federico Valentini
Released: Jan 26, 2022

DEATH IS NOT THE END. DEATH IS THE OMEGA. WEEK 2 - If WOLVERINE's future lies in the past, what does that mean for the present? The reciprocal series to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE, X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE is can't-miss reading, chock-full of revelations for the best there is as well as the fate of mutantkind.

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Men #6 Jan 6, 2022
6.5

A hint that we might be going off the rails here. Series seems to be sputtering.

X-Men #6

By: Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jan 5, 2022

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CAPTAIN KRAKOA?
There's a new hero on the X-Men. Who is he? Why is here? And why does Cyclops not want him on the team?
RATED T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Inferno #4 Jan 6, 2022
9.0

My only gripe is Moira's characterization-- and her honesty to Mystique and Destiny which didn't make sense to me.

But otherwise a solid conclusion, and Hickman will be missed.

Inferno #4

By: Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jan 5, 2022

TO EMBERS!
Jonathan Hickman's time on X-Men ends with the dramatic conclusion of one of the first and best mysteries he brought to the line. Valerio Schiti returns on art to help bring down one of the foundations of the era.
RATED T+

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Merlyn reviewed Hellions #18 Dec 8, 2021
8.0

The first two-thirds of the book are really not that great and the art is pretty bad. One thing I didn't like is how Nightcrawler asked for leniency for Orphan Maker, totally forgetting that he had no problem when Sabretooth got thrown into the pit for the same thing (if anything, Sabretooth was on a mission for Krakoa when he killed people, unlike Orphan Maker; yeah, I know it's Sabretooth but it more

Hellions #18

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Dec 8, 2021

HELLIONS NO MORE!
ORPHAN-MAKER has committed a horrible crime. As he faces the ultimate penalty, the cracks in the HELLIONS team are on full display. Secrets, betrayals, alliances and loss all come to the surface as the fallout of Orphan-Maker's actions threatens to end all the Hellions have worked toward!
Plus: The return of a fan-favorite...

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Hellions #18 Dec 16, 2021
8.5

I like Havok, Empath, Sinister and Nanny-- the rest of them I don't care about, but I do care about Zeb Wells's excellent writing and will sadly miss this series.

Hellions #18

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Dec 8, 2021

HELLIONS NO MORE!
ORPHAN-MAKER has committed a horrible crime. As he faces the ultimate penalty, the cracks in the HELLIONS team are on full display. Secrets, betrayals, alliances and loss all come to the surface as the fallout of Orphan-Maker's actions threatens to end all the Hellions have worked toward!
Plus: The return of a fan-favorite...

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Force #26 Dec 16, 2021
7.0

This surfing tangent plot has caused series to lose some steam.

X-Force #26

By: Ben Percy, Robert Gill
Released: Dec 15, 2021

ERUPTION! DOMINO, KID OMEGA and WOLVERINE head back into the thresher to recover the precious cargo stolen from Krakoa! If the team can survive the volcanic eruption and stormy seas, there’s still the organization behind the plot—the reveal of which will have major ramifications on the next issues of X-FORCE! And the debut of the next wave of M...

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Colleen St. Lucie rated Inferno #2 Dec 16, 2021
9.0

Inferno #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Stefano Caselli
Released: Oct 27, 2021

FEEL THE FIRE!
Secrets. Lies. They have a way of coming out and biting you when you least expect them. The secrets and lies of Krakoa will shake it to it foundation. Head of X Jonathan Hickman, continues a tale of consequences with one of his first Marvel collaborators, artist Stefano Caselli!

RATED T+

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Inferno #3 Dec 16, 2021
9.5

Love the factions. Xavier/Magneto; Cypher/Warlock/Krakoa; Destiny/Mystique; Emma/Herself.

Inferno #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva
Released: Dec 8, 2021

NIMROD STRIKES!
Krakoa's troubles don't attack one at a time. Jonathan Hickman reunites with his POWERS OF X collaborator R.B. Silva for the penultimate chapter of his X-Swan Song.
RATED T+

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Colleen St. Lucie rated Excalibur #26 Dec 16, 2021
4.5

Excalibur #26

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Dec 15, 2021

OTHERWORLD FALLS! Merlyn and King Arthur have taken the Starlight Citadel. Saturnyne still lives – but not for long. Betsy Braddock must decide once and for all where her loyalties lie. It’s all been building to this – the fantasy ends here and reality rushes in. There is no haven for the witchbreed. Can they hold on to their champion, here a...

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maelstron reviewed Excalibur #26 Dec 15, 2021
3.0

Dissapointing ending that isn't even a ending

Excalibur #26

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Dec 15, 2021

OTHERWORLD FALLS! Merlyn and King Arthur have taken the Starlight Citadel. Saturnyne still lives – but not for long. Betsy Braddock must decide once and for all where her loyalties lie. It’s all been building to this – the fantasy ends here and reality rushes in. There is no haven for the witchbreed. Can they hold on to their champion, here a...

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Colleen St. Lucie - Dec 16, 2021

I thought about writing a review but really this says it all, and more succinctly.

Colleen St. Lucie rated New Mutants #23 Dec 16, 2021
5.0

New Mutants #23

By: Vita Ayala, Rod Reis
Released: Dec 1, 2021

FALL OF THE SHADOW CHILDREN! No more New Mutants. Now there are only shadows—and the beast that’s stalking them through infinity. Amahl Farouk executes his master plan—but is he the one in control? 

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed Marauders #26 Dec 1, 2021
7.5

So nice to see more of Harry Leland and Lourdes Chantel. I would gladly read a book just about the Hellfire Club with Frost, Shaw, Leland and Chantel.


Iceman's new powers on display are a little ridiculous even for an Omega.

Marauders #26

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Dec 1, 2021

HOW TO FIGHT YOUR DRAGON! While a new representative of Krakoa hits the international stage, the Marauders find themselves face-to-snout with He-Whose-Limbs-Shatter-Mountains-and-Whose-Back-Scrapes-the-Sun, FIN FANG FOOM himself! 

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Colleen St. Lucie reviewed X-Men #4 Oct 13, 2021
7.5

This series is supposed to be the line's flagship, but it's actually the one flagging. Still, Jean Grey is awesome.

X-Men #4

By: Gerry Duggan, Javier Pina
Released: Oct 13, 2021

HEADS UP!
It's Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester... the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that's not the only terror targeting them...

RATED T+

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