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maelstron rated X-Force #16 Jan 20, 2021
8.5

X-Force #16

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jan 20, 2021

TERRORS OF THE DEEP!
FORGE, WOLVERINE and QUENTIN QUIRE brave the depths of the sea, where a deadly discovery reveals a dark side of KRAKOA.

Parental Advisory

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maelstron rated King In Black #3 Jan 20, 2021
8.5

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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maelstron rated Cable #7 Jan 20, 2021
3.0

Cable #7

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Jan 20, 2021

A TALE OF TWO TIMELINES!
Reeling from the events of X OF SWORDS, Cable turns back to the matter of missing mutant babies... a matter he knows a thing or two about.
Rated T+

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maelstron reviewed Avengers #41 Jan 20, 2021
8.0

RIP duck

Avengers #41

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Jan 20, 2021

THE BATTLE TO DECIDE THE ALL-NEW PHOENIX CONTINUES!
Who will wield the power of the PHOENIX FORCE? A globe-spanning tournament is underway, under the direction of the firebird itself, pitting some of Marvel's greatest heroes against their fiercest enemies and also against each other, giving each of them a taste of the awesome cosmic might that'...

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Merlyn reviewed Marauders #17 Jan 13, 2021
4.0

The writing is juvenile (classic Duggan) and the art is messy, I swear Kitty (not Kate) had a moustache in a panel. Come on, you're professionals!

Marauders #17

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 13, 2021

REMATCH!
Storm versus Calisto. This time, it's personal.

Rated T+

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maelstron - Jan 13, 2021

Kitty hair is so ugly hahaha

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Julian Keller reviewed Marauders #17 Jan 13, 2021
6.0

The way Dugan literally did nothing with Storm, Bishop and Iceman for 17 issues is upsetting. Thank God Storm is free. Emma Frost and Kate Pryde are the most dull and obnoxious duo right now.

Marauders #17

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 13, 2021

REMATCH!
Storm versus Calisto. This time, it's personal.

Rated T+

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maelstron rated S.W.O.R.D. #2 Jan 13, 2021
7.5

S.W.O.R.D. #2

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jan 13, 2021

WHAT IS PROTOCOL V?
The S.W.O.R.D. station is thrown in at the deep end of a planetary crisis as Krakoa battles the KING IN BLACK! While a cross-division team take on latex dragons from outer space, Abigail Brand prepares a deniable operation all her own. What is PROTOCOL V - and can the Earth survive it?

Rated T+

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Merlyn reviewed The Union #2 Jan 13, 2021
1.0

You can tell that the writer is just a sad remainer who can't get over Brexit and has come to hate his own country with passion, the title for the book is uninspired to say the least.

The Union #2

By: Paul Grist, Andrea Di Vito
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• The Union must battle for their lives (and each other) as the Empyre Invasion crescendos!  
•  Thrust unto the global stage, will they be able to prove themselves as a team or will they crumble as the world watches?
•  Plus, a devastating blow to the fledgling team rocks them to their very...

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Merlyn - Jan 13, 2021

Cry more.

Briton - Jan 15, 2021

Brexit is glorious.

maelstron reviewed The Union #2 Jan 13, 2021
8.0

A bit rough to read, but the hook is interesting

The Union #2

By: Paul Grist, Andrea Di Vito
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• The Union must battle for their lives (and each other) as the Empyre Invasion crescendos!  
•  Thrust unto the global stage, will they be able to prove themselves as a team or will they crumble as the world watches?
•  Plus, a devastating blow to the fledgling team rocks them to their very...

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1.0

Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1

By: Dan Watters, Leila Del Duca
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The sun has set on the heroes of the past, and a new age is dawning! As two arrogant gods challenge one another to a contest of strength, Superman and Wonder Woman are forced to take action to save their cities from the chaos. Together, Jonathan Kent and Yara Flor, man of science and woman of myth, have the potential to become something powerful, b...

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maelstron reviewed Marauders #17 Jan 13, 2021
2.5

Pure bore and bad fan-service

Marauders #17

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 13, 2021

REMATCH!
Storm versus Calisto. This time, it's personal.

Rated T+

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Merlyn reviewed X-Factor #6 Jan 6, 2021
1.5

I've really, really tried to like the book given that I love other iterations of X-Factor but Leah Williams just can't write.

X-Factor #6

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Jan 6, 2021

DEATH SCREAM!
Siryn is dead. Again. And again. And again.

Rated T+

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Merlyn - Jan 10, 2021

Psycamorean is a coward who talks about people behind their back, then when people ask him why is he a coward obsessed with others, he block them and deletes their comments.

maelstron rated Thor #11 Jan 6, 2021
8.5

Thor #11

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 6, 2021

IT'S A SUNNY DAY IN HEL!
But the God of Thunder is about to bring down a bloody rain! Trapped in a suburban horror show, THOR faces down an old foe. But something far worse than the Midgard Serpent is sinking its fangs into Thor's world...for DONALD BLAKE now roams the TEN REALMS with naught but death on the brain!

Rated T+

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6.0

Guardians of the Galaxy #10

By: Al Ewing, Juan Cabal
Released: Jan 6, 2021

THE GUARDIANS CLEANSED?!
•  KNULL and his dragons are cleansing entire worlds of life. SPARTAX is their next target - and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY can't save it alone.
•  It's a good day for the return of the legendary STAR-LORD...
•  Meanwhile, as the team battle cosmic horror, something ...

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maelstron rated Crossover #3 Jan 6, 2021
8.0

Crossover #3

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Jan 6, 2021

"KIDS LOVE CHAINS," Part Three-Monsters and robots falling from the sky! Mysterious (and familiar??) superheroes joining our intrepid gang on their journey to event ground zero! CROSSOVER continues with the series' most explosive and shocking issue to date! Don't miss this one, folks.

If you do, it just might drive you...mad.

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Todd A. Lonn reviewed X-Factor #6 Jan 6, 2021
3.5

X-Factor #6 was maybe the most boring comic i've ever read.

X-Factor #6

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Jan 6, 2021

DEATH SCREAM!
Siryn is dead. Again. And again. And again.

Rated T+

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maelstron reviewed X-Factor #6 Jan 6, 2021
4.0

Jokes and references of pop culture, really boring book

X-Factor #6

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Jan 6, 2021

DEATH SCREAM!
Siryn is dead. Again. And again. And again.

Rated T+

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maelstron rated Hellions #8 Jan 6, 2021
8.0

Hellions #8

By: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia
Released: Jan 6, 2021

It was a simple mission: retrieve NANNY'S ship and create a new containment armor for the recently resurrected ORPHAN-MAKER. But the emergence of an old enemy and his deadly warriors make their renewed life a hell on Earth for the HELLIONS!

Parental Advisory

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maelstron rated Eternals #1 Jan 6, 2021
9.5

Eternals #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic
Released: Jan 6, 2021

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.
What's the point of an eternal battle?
For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.
But today, Eternals fac...

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maelstron commented on this:
6.5

It was not an exciting start, BUT IF THERE WAS ORIGINALITY and that is what I like, the funny thing is that you can see that these people have not been to Brazil, if you want to make a stereotyped character of this country maybe if you leave her tanned skin but green eyes. In Brazil there are many blacks but also white people and especially dark-skinned people with green eyes.
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Future State: Wonder Woman #1

By: Joelle Jones
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend...Wonder Woman! But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it. Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades. Will she ...

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fenixalasnegras - Jan 6, 2021

I don't know, but I'm actually talking about stereotypes, why does the Amazon have to be so dark? DC is known to be in an attempt to fill the comics with black people due to all the dire events. But if you read again I talk about the diversity that exists in Brazil, there are many people with fair skin and many brown people with green or blue eyes, giving them an exotic beauty

fenixalasnegras - Jan 6, 2021

And please read well, I said that the beginning was not so exciting, full of action however ORIGINAL, I took parts of the Brazilian culture, legends and introduced them that was great. This series still does not catch me but it may or may not come to something good. Is it clear to you?

maelstron rated Power Pack #1 Dec 31, 2020
10

Power Pack #1

By: Ryan North, Nico Leon
Released: Nov 25, 2020

Power Pack is back! Katie, Julie, Jack and Alex Power have been ssuper-heroing since they were learning to tie their own shoes. It's been ages since they fought side by side as a family, but a special occasion - and an old grudge - is about to put the gang back together. There's just one teeny tiny hiccup: a brand-new law restricting underage super...

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maelstron reviewed Power Pack #2 Dec 31, 2020
10

This book is so fun! great work by North and Leon

Power Pack #2

By: Ryan North, Nico Leon
Released: Dec 30, 2020

THE PACK IN PRISON?!
•  Okay, so MAYBE it's illegal for minors to fight crime in costume, dispensing vigilante justice as they see fit. MAYBE.
•  But not if they have a mentor! Then it's totally fine! So now all the Pack need is an adult willing to let them do whatever they want.
•  It's a vo...

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maelstron rated Wolverine #8 Dec 30, 2020
8.0

Wolverine #8

By: Ben Percy, Adam Kubert
Released: Dec 30, 2020

CELEBRATING 350 ISSUES OF THE SOLO ADVENTURES OF WOLVERINE!
Someone's making moves against WOLVERINE'S old crew TEAM X, and it's leaving bodies dropped and artifacts stolen. A mystery unfurls as Logan picks up the scent of his old compatriot, the mutant known as MAVERICK! Don't miss this special over-sized issue celebrating Logan's history whil...

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maelstron reviewed Avengers #40 Dec 30, 2020
8.0

Great captain america issue

Avengers #40

By: Jason Aaron, Javi Garron
Released: Dec 30, 2020

ENTER THE PHOENIX!
The infamous firebird of cosmic destruction and rebirth known as the Phoenix Force has returned to Earth to find a new avatar. So now the Avengers and some of the most powerful heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe are being called into a competition unlike anything they've ever seen. A globe-spanning battle that will tr...

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maelstron reviewed X-Men #16 Dec 30, 2020
3.0

16 issues , tons of boring worldbuilding

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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maelstron reviewed King In Black #2 Dec 23, 2020
8.0

Mostly a setup for the event and tie-ins.

King In Black #2

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: Dec 23, 2020

HAIL TO THE KING!
Rated T+

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maelstron reviewed Excalibur #16 Dec 23, 2020
4.0

very mediocre writing, bunch of people talking terrible dialogues

Excalibur #16

By: Tini Howard, Marcus To
Released: Dec 23, 2020

THE SWORD IS SHEATHED !
The team is left changed in the aftermath of X OF SWORDS... and some things lost cannot be replaced.  
Rated T+

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9.5

King In Black: Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Aaron Kuder
Released: Dec 16, 2020

A PRESENT FOR THE HULK!
The Hulk is in a bad place. Half of his alters are dead or missing - including Bruce Banner - and the Leader's got the rest of him on the ropes. But never let it be said that Joe Fixit doesn't know how to have a good time - and he's out to make sure this is the best holiday the Hulk's ever had. He just has to fight his w...

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maelstron rated X-Force #15 Dec 16, 2020
8.0

X-Force #15

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Dec 16, 2020

SHATTERED TRUST!
Omega Red's harboring a deadly secret, and X-Force may have to cross a line to keep Krakoa safe. But nothing compares to the trust broken by the interrogation of one of their own.
Parental Advisory

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maelstron rated Immortal Hulk #41 Dec 16, 2020
8.5

Immortal Hulk #41

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Dec 16, 2020

• The rematch everybody wanted - but not like this!
•  The Hulk is broken, friendless and hunted. In every way, he's a shadow of his former self...
•  ...but there's nothing like the real THING.
Rated T+

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