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Big Brother reviewed Uncanny X-Men #10 Jan 16, 2019
6.5

An algorithm could have written this. Hopefully the event is more creative.

Uncanny X-Men #10

By: Ed Brisson, Pere Perez
Released: Jan 16, 2019

From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men...and the dawn of the AGE OF X-MAN???
Rated T+

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Big Brother reviewed Green Lantern #3 Jan 10, 2019
10

Lots of fun!

Green Lantern #3

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Jan 9, 2019

When the Earth goes up for sale on the alien black market, it's up to the Green Lantern Corps to bust up "The Slave Lords of the Stars" in the latest space saga from Grant Morrison (MULTIVERSITY) and Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! With the Justice League frozen by Gamma Gong tech, Earth ends up on the auction block, and Volgar Zo hosts a menagerie of t...

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Quinn reviewed Batman #62 Jan 9, 2019
3.0

I get it. Bruce feels bad about himself. We know that. Telling us the same point over and over again, doesn't make the story more intersting. And the twist ending really doesn't have the impact that King probably meant it to have.

The whole issue until the last couple of panels is him trying to escape from Mr. Pyg, a villain that I truly hate, not love to hate, but just hate.
>In his attempts - Bats is slung upside down in a slaughter house like a slab of beef - Bats cuts himself to the bone with a hidden batarang to escape. He fights Pyg and only really does damage when he throws Pyg's knife at him. He notes that he really only hurt Pyg by using Pyg's weapon. Pyg easily catches the thrown batarang.

There's almost no dialogue. It's all Bats in text boxes talking in present tense.

While Bruce wonders how he got into his current troubles (again King is all tell, not show) he thinks the the tale of Pygmalion - a sculptor who fell in love with his own creation, but when that creation gained life, she rejected him.

Then when Pyg is unmasked, it's Damian reciting a line from the three pigs - hair of chinny, chin chin.

IT WAS ALL A DREAM. PSYCH. More like Yawn. The art is incredibly bloody. So while well-done, I found it off-putting. But that's me. If you like a comic literally dripping in blood in every panel and full of self-mutilation and horrific violence, then this is the book for you. Psycho.

I hate dream language. No doubt things like only using the enemy's weapon works and falling too much in love with your own creation are supposed to tell us about Bruce's mental health. But that's all King has been doing - driving home the same point over and over again.

It's boring.

I am so tired of psycho Batman. I miss the days when he was smart, self-aware and a true force for good. Now it's all just "you make things worse" and "you're a driven psycho that damages everything you touch" and blood, blood, blood, bodies, bodies and more bodies.

Enough. But that's me. I am a bit of delicate flower.

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Batman #62

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Now features the Story solicited for #61 written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads. The Eisner-winning creative team behind MISTER MIRACLE is back together as artist Mitch Gerads rejoins the Bat team for a special issue! Professor Pyg is loose in Gotham, and you know that means things are going to get weird... and bloody!

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Hi! I'm TP reviewed Heroes In Crisis #4 Jan 2, 2019
1.0

Sexualization of trauma, objectification of women's body in contrast with the treatment of male characters, decompression with literally empty, copy pasted panels and heroes worrying more about their egos rather than a slaughter in their own safe space.

I know that there is a fetish thing with the Killing Joke but Heroes in Crisis goes a step further with this idea. Good art is not enou more

Heroes In Crisis #4

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 2, 2019

Wonder Woman versus...Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back's against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate...

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Æther - Jan 3, 2019

It's a short mystery Crisis story... in league with something like Identity Crisis, but much better so far. This story has far more personality, while balancing its dramatic themes well and clearly with imposing force. But, if you hate the characterizations I guess there would be no saving this one for you. I just think writers should have a chance to work with characters that are more malleable, and not bound by other interpretations in such a rigid way.

Darkseid24 - Jan 3, 2019

In my opinion Identity Crisis is a far better story than HiC. Identity Crisis qquestioned the heroes methods, but there is no real plot in HiC yet apart from deaths for shock value.

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KFuqua reviewed Batman #61 Dec 19, 2018
3.5

Another poor issue from Tom King. Please get him off this book!

Batman #61

By: Tom King, Travis Moore
Released: Dec 19, 2018

What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrates his own parents' deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with Nightwing artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror fr...

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KFuqua reviewed The Batman Who Laughs #1 Dec 13, 2018
1.0

Everything about Metal was awful. Please stop putting out more garbage related to that mess.

The Batman Who Laughs #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jock
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of ...

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8.5

Fleeting but satisfying for a prequel fan.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Qui-Gon Jin #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Dec 5, 2018

JEDI ORDER...OR CHAOS?
Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS' most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it's gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he's forced to confr...

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Big Brother reviewed Batman #59 Nov 21, 2018
2.0

Nice artwork!

Batman #59

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 21, 2018

Caught between Batman and his unseen enemy, the Penguin has to think on his feet to avoid being taken down by either side. If he chooses one way, he goes to jail; if he chooses the other, he ends up dead. Then again, the choice seems obvious. Is Batman ready for a new kind of avian sidekick?

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Talon1load reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
2.0

Harley wants the Trinity’s attention but instead of staying at Sanctuary she runs and then lures them to her in some convoluted mess that ends with her beating the three of them. King, once again, makes Batman incompetent. Booster is now just a nutjob with no real explanation other than the other convoluted story that King wrote. The art was fine but the writing is bordering on pathetic and ther more

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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myconius - Oct 31, 2018

they should just make Harley Quinn and her two hyenas (Bud and Lou) the new DC Trinity and get it over with.

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KFuqua reviewed Heroes In Crisis #2 Oct 31, 2018
2.0

Tom King continues to prove that he should not be allowed to write comics for DC.

Heroes In Crisis #2

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED]...

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KFuqua reviewed Justice League #6 Aug 16, 2018
5.0

One of the most over-rated writers at DC strikes again.

Justice League #6

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 15, 2018

Did you read the write-up on issue #5? Do you really think anything's gotten better for the Justice League in the past two weeks? Still Force? Still a thing! Ultraviolet Galaxy Lantern? Keeps attacking! Sinestro? Total garbage! Lex Luthor and Joker? Beating everyone to the Source Wall piece. If that happens? You don't wanna know.

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Talon1load reviewed Batman #53 Aug 16, 2018
3.0

King once again shows that he has no idea who Batman is. Instead of finding the actual killer, he bribes his way into a jury and sabotages his case against Freeze who would be freed if he just found the real killer. This continues to be the worst Batman run ever made.

Batman #53

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 15, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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Talon1load - Aug 17, 2018

I’m convinced that these are just King fans and not Batman fans because the shit way he’s writing this character can’t be pleasing to anyone who enjoys Batman. Nothing ever makes any damn sense. He just tells his “story” without regard to making things and events connect in a coherent manner. The book actively pisses me off now.

myconius - Aug 17, 2018

i think you’ve definitely have something there. no one who’s been following Batman for years would accept this as a faithful representation. …now i just read this dumpster fire of a comic out of morbid curiosity, just to see how silly it can get.

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Herushalaim reviewed Batman #53 Aug 15, 2018
3.0

This was profoundly dumb.

Batman #53

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 15, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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Quinn reviewed Batman #53 Aug 15, 2018
1.0

Wow, I am not going to sugar coat this one.

This issue just plain sucks.

Bruce's entire explanation that Freeze is innocent is that Batmanis human and humans make mistakes.

Bruce talks to a juror about God and how Bruce's father wanted Bruce to believe in God, but when Bruce's parents were killed he stopped believing in God and was lost until he found Batman. But B more

Batman #53

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 15, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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nec - Aug 15, 2018

All your complaints were addressed in the previous issue where Bruce explains that the whole case was based on Batman finding the slug off ice in the brains that the police missed and that the police later varified was there after batman found it, but no one considered this slug was added after the first autopsy and is reasonable doubt but only if you believe batman is fallible. So yes you missed something.

Mister Bungle - Aug 19, 2018

Some of these subjects of complaint only came up in this issue. How could they have been addressed in the previous issue?

Big Brother reviewed Fantastic Four #1 Aug 8, 2018
7.0

Just okay. Hopefully we'll get fireworks next issue.

Fantastic Four #1

By: Dan Slott, Skottie Young
Released: Aug 8, 2018

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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2.0

I still hate Damian as Robin and just can't enjoy anything he's in.

Adventures of the Super Sons #1

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Carlo Barberi
Released: Aug 1, 2018

The Super Sons are back in an all-new 12-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi! Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe's greatest heroes. It's an epic dual storyline that transce...

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myconius - Aug 15, 2018

DC characters never really make emotional progress. they usually just keep reverting back to what they once were. ...Damian was introduced in Grant Morrison's Batman run and made significant evolution as a character over it's entirety. ...in the New52, Peter Tomasi starts his Batman & Robin series with Damian reverted back to acting like a little psycho. Tomasi does his own development for Damian as a character and has him grow, but seems to be forgoing that progress when he writes this series.

myconius - Aug 15, 2018

the best Damian Wayne was ever written was by the hand of his creator, within the original run of Batman & Robin as well as Batman Incorporated.

9.0

A real treat for fans of a certain secret agent. I do love that the focus of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has shifted to a female cast.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1

By: Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
Released: Jul 11, 2018

After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series' spectacular fourth and final volume, "The Tempest." This six-issue miniseries is a celebration of everything comics were...

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8.0

Transformers: Unicron #1

By: James Roberts, Alex Milne
Released: Jul 11, 2018

The end is nigh! The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade's homeworld-but that's just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)... and it's starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.

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Forge reviewed Captain America #1 Jul 4, 2018
5.0

Coastes' writing has improved so much since he began on Black Panther two years ago that he's almost unrecognizable. He's progressed from being a terrible writer to merely being boring. This book was a snoozefest. It started out well enough with plenty of action and great art from Leinil Francis Yu, but the second half of the book was a waste. Sharon's reluctance to help with the investigation is more

Captain America #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 4, 2018

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA.
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra's takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield...and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the sy...

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Titanium - Jul 4, 2018

Don't be so Harsh!

Big Brother reviewed Batman #50 Jul 4, 2018
2.0

Hot garbage. I would score it 0 without the pin-up art.

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

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Ellrick reviewed Batman #50 Jul 2, 2018
2.0

Wow, I would like to apologize to any and every person I ever defended Kings's Batman run to, and apologize to the general public for potentially misleading people.

Now I live in fear for the ending of Mister Miracle.

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

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myconius - Jul 4, 2018

don't sweat it. we all wanted to believe. but DC has burned us so many times before. i look at all the time and money i've wasted on both Batman Eternal series just to get a padded story with a giant flop of an ending.

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JohnMar reviewed Batman #50 Jul 2, 2018
1.0

DC and Tom King should be ashamed of themselves.

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

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myconius reviewed Batman #50 Jul 3, 2018
1.0

i should have known to stay away the first time i left this series. but i allowed myself to be lured back with false hope. what's worse is so many stories leading up to this issue have been nothing more than useless filler!!

there is a poor excuse of a twist at the end that’s supposed to set up what’s to come.
but WHO CARES???
they think after this gargantuan betrayal, we more

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

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Talon1load - Jul 8, 2018

Hey now, I really liked BvS. Don’t try to tarnish that by associating it with Tom King. Lol

myconius - Jul 8, 2018

Talon1load - you're right! to be fair, i really enjoyed BvS when i saw it in the theater. i even bought the blu ray as well. but it definitely is a guilty pleasure. i can admittedly see it for all it's flaws. but as you said, it DOES NOT deserve to be lumped in with the filthy mess that is Tom King's Batman. lol

Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #800 Jun 2, 2018
5.5

Pretty basic and predictable. I was hoping for something more creative to end a mostly good run.

Amazing Spider-Man #800

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: May 30, 2018

• Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing!
•  The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics!
•  Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear f...

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6.0

Snyder is confusing overcomplicated and overcrowded with epic, something which already happened in Metal.
The story is fun, but there is really little drama as the plot and its stakes are hard to follow. My favorite part of the story remains the confrontation between Amanda Waller and Green Arrow, and alsp a newly heroic Starro.

Justice League: No Justice #3

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: May 23, 2018

Starfire makes a crushing discovery, Beast Boy uncovers a shocking betrayal, and Cyborg and Wonder Woman are forced to make decisions that will have devastating repercussions for all four teams... and potentially for those they left behind on Earth.

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Big Brother reviewed DC Nation #0 May 2, 2018
4.0

Woof!

DC Nation #0

By: Tom King, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 2, 2018

These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series' collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic ...

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Big Brother reviewed Optimus Prime #17 Apr 22, 2018
8.0

This one threw me for a loop. Issue 18, released the same day, broke my brain.

Optimus Prime #17

By: John Barber, Kei Zama
Released: Apr 18, 2018

"The Falling," Part 3: Onyx Prime sows the seeds of chaos and panic on Cybertron as he reveals dark secrets... but nothing will prepare Optimus Prime and his allies for Onyx's darkest revelation!

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RaisingBlack reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #6 Mar 28, 2018
6.5

I don't think Scott Snyder is my cup of tea. I will start with the positive. Issue 6 continues the high level of art that this series in known for. The pages coming from Capullo and Glapion really look amazing. The scale is there in this book. The stakes feel high throughout the series and the high that is reached in this issue is consistent with the rest of the book. The heroes look like they are more

Dark Nights: Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Mar 28, 2018

All roads lead...to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC's cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse! Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide - and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably chan...

Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #797 Mar 7, 2018
9.0

Nicely paced, good mix of classic Spidey elements. Back on track.

Amazing Spider-Man #797

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Mar 7, 2018

GO DOWN SWINGING Part 1
The Green Goblin is back - and scarier than ever! Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last as he and Stuart Immonen kick off the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story ten years in the making. Osborn got his crazy back and has a plan that'll make all his past plans look like child's play. Peter Parker and the p...

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Big Brother reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #796 Feb 21, 2018
6.5

This run has run out of steam.

Amazing Spider-Man #796

By: Dan Slott, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Feb 21, 2018

THREAT LEVEL RED Part 3
•  You've watched for months as Norman Osborn has scoured the globe for a cure to the genetic tampering that prevents him from becoming the Green Goblin.
•  IN THIS ISSUE...HE FINDS IT!
•  And it spells the worst kind of trouble for your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!
Rated T

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