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Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Rod Reis
Released: Aug 5, 2020

HICKMAN AND REIS TAKE ON THE WORLD!
The hit creative team of Jonathan Hickman & Rod Reis (NEW MUTANTS) turn their attention to the covert activities of the Weapon Plus program's Weapon XIII! A bred killer who choses the life of a gentleman super-thief, Fantomex has always defied expectations... For example, who would expect him to break into th...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed X-Factor #1 Aug 1, 2020
2.0

Complete character assassination of Northstar, while Leah Williams has everyone else act like a sociopath or do nothing (like his husband). Hickman's Dawn of X saga continues to disappoint me to no end (which is a shame because his Fantastic Four is my all-time favorite comic run).

X-Factor #1

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Jul 29, 2020

MUTANTS HAVE CONQUERED DEATH! By the grace of The Five, the resurrection protocols can bring back any fallen mutant. But such a huge enterprise isn’t without its problems and complications… When a mutant dies, X–Factor is there to investigate how and why to keep the rules of reincarnation. Writer Leah Williams (AMAZING MARY JANE, X–TREMISTS...

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9.0

I expected cringe, but it actually ended up being a pretty nice story.

Marvels Snapshot: Fantastic Four #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Benjamin Dewey
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Our tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people!  This time, writers Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) tell the...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Action Comics #1023 Jul 30, 2020
1.0

Bendis strikes again!

Action Comics #1023

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jul 22, 2020

Just days after Clark Kent’s own shocking revelation, the facts behind who actually owns The Daily Planet have been revealed-and all hell has broken loose! The fallout from the Superman: Villains special starts here! No one is safe as a new era of Superman stories begins! Plus, now that the dust has settled, is the Red Cloud hero or villain? 

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YourGreenMuse reviewed Action Comics #1023 Jul 21, 2020
1.5

This is a slog. I think the story is just... All over the place. I can't bring myself to care about what's happening. It seems like Bendis has so much that he wants to tell, that he can't figure out how to tell it. The art, as always, is mostly terrible aside from one or two bright spots... An inverse of JRJr in his prime. This is just a terrible comic and DC really needs to let Bendis go to a boo more

Action Comics #1023

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Jul 22, 2020

Just days after Clark Kent’s own shocking revelation, the facts behind who actually owns The Daily Planet have been revealed-and all hell has broken loose! The fallout from the Superman: Villains special starts here! No one is safe as a new era of Superman stories begins! Plus, now that the dust has settled, is the Red Cloud hero or villain? 

Prodigalson16 reviewed Wonder Woman #759 Jul 30, 2020
1.0

Auuuuuuuuggggghhhhhh yeeeeaaah, traced 3D models with a plot of incredibly low stakes to go with it (but Tomaki is a winner of the all-important Eisner awards so what do I know).

Wonder Woman #759

By: Mariko Tamaki, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 29, 2020

It’s a brand-new day for Wonder Woman! As Diana starts to pick up the pieces of her life following her battle with the Four Horsewomen and her run-in with the Phantom Stranger, Man’s World has become more complicated to navigate than ever before. It seems everyone has a take on who Wonder Woman should
be-some who look on her heroics with...

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Liem Duong - Jul 30, 2020

Yeah, what do you know. I agree on the art though. Frankly, WW has been nothing but high stakes that feel empty. Its why so many people didn't bother reading her for the past idk 2 years. Something that doesn't involve Greek Mythology or high stakes wonderland crap finally have stopped.

Prodigalson16 reviewed X-Men #10 Jul 30, 2020
2.5

For the love of God, Jonathan, please stop writing like you want to be fired.

X-Men #10

By: Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu
Released: Jul 29, 2020

EMPYRE TIE–IN! The Summers family has grown a Krakoan home on the moon. Now some new neighbors have moved in.

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10

Didn't expect to see the Council of Reeds again, nor additional details for what transpired during the ending of the 2015 Secret Wars. Very nice.

Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Declan Shalvey
Released: Jun 13, 2018

THE THING AND THE INFAMOUS IRON MAN - UNRAVELING THE SECRETS OF SECRET WARS!
There is but one place in the Multiverse where VICTOR VON DOOM holds no sway. A spot where even DOOM can be judged and tamed. A place that houses...THE COUNCIL OF REEDS. Can Doom escape with his life in order to save BEN & JOHNNY?
Rated T+

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Avengers #44 Jul 24, 2020
2.5

Because of the stakes set up in New Avengers, all of the plot resolution that takes place during this issue feels rather meaningless. I caught myself laughing at how insignificant Tony Stark defeating the Shi'ar with Sol's Hammer was. At least Iron Man and Captain America killed each other off so Mister Fantastic could be the hero of Secret Wars, which made me quite happy.

Avengers #44

By: Jonathan Hickman, Kev Walker
Released: Apr 29, 2015

FINAL ISSUE!
TIME RAN OUT!
This April, the Avengers and the Illuminati face down their final hours. The clock is winding down and the final incursion is upon us.
Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman along with blockbuster artists Mike Deodato and Kev Walker bring to a close the epic saga of the Avengers, the Illuminati, and a Marvel Unive...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #604 Jul 24, 2020
10

My favorite issue in all of comics.

Fantastic Four #604

By: Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting
Released: Mar 14, 2012

Forever Part 5: Four-Ever Extra Sized Issue! The Epic Conclusion Of Our Three Year Story.

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Secret Empire #10 Jul 24, 2020
1.0

Pffffffffffffffffffffffffft

Secret Empire #10

By: Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven
Released: Aug 30, 2017

Can there be any redemption for Captain America as the SECRET EMPIRE starts to crumble?
Rated T+

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KillerPanda reviewed Secret Wars #9 Jan 14, 2016
10

The master of the long game strikes again! In one event Jonathan Hickman manages to deliver a beautifully epic story that not only serves as a culmination to his Avengers/New Avengers run but also as a swansong to his Fanstastic Four run. A one of a kind event where all the comic book science and epic fights are balance with clever dialogue and truly deep character moments

Secret Wars #9

By: Jonathan Hickman, Ive Svorcina
Released: Jan 13, 2016

GENESIS!

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Secret Wars #9 Jul 24, 2020
10

A poignant, fitting conclusion for the Fantastic Four.

Secret Wars #9

By: Jonathan Hickman, Ive Svorcina
Released: Jan 13, 2016

GENESIS!

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1.0

Seriously?

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31

By: Ryan North, Erica Henderson
Released: Apr 11, 2018

  • Have you been doodling "I wish they'd do an issue where Squirrel Girl got a new super-power, and Nancy Whitehead ALSO got a super-power" in your diary? WE HAVE SOME GOOD, INCREDIBLY SPECIFIC-TO-YOU NEWS: That is happening!
•  In this special stand-alone issue, when Doreen and Nancy are blasted into hypertime, th...

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9.0

X-Men/Fantastic Four #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson
Released: Jul 22, 2020

The exciting finale! On an island of doom, the X-Men and Fantastic Four fight to save the future! Lines will be drawn in the sand and enemies will be made, upending the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Empyre #2 Jul 22, 2020
8.5

Good art with a decent story, didnt need the Carol Danvers validation though.

Empyre #2

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 22, 2020

• Three Avengers are trapped on the moon as war breaks out on Earth - and an ancient enemy reveals a scheme decades in the making!
•  Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four fight against a creeping horror that might destroy them all - starting with the Thing!
•  Captain Marvel is their last, best hope... But if Carol Danvers survives, wha...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #1 Jul 18, 2020
8.0

Jim Lee's Fantastic Four was the best thing to come out of "Heroes Reborn", which really isn't saying anything.

Fantastic Four #1

By: Brandon Choi, Jim Lee

Reed Richards, accompanied by his loyal friend Ben Grimm, heads out into the great scientific unknown aboard the spacecraft Excelsior! But something terrible is about to happen--something that Reed could not have accounted for...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Empyre #1 Jul 18, 2020
8.5

A decent little event comic.

Empyre #1

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jul 15, 2020

Featuring action-packed extras including a Cover Gallery, Script, Inked And Color Pages and more! The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the ...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #375 Jul 18, 2020
10

Completely insane and idiotic, but a whole lot of fun.

Fantastic Four #375

By: Tom DeFalco, Paul Ryan

The FF are summoned to the moon by the Watcher! What evil is so dire that it could force Uatu to break his vow of non-interference? Who else…but DOOM?

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2.0

Some of the most uninspired writing I've seen out of Hickman, who continues to prove to me that he really doesn't want to be doing X-Men. Way to much meandering with the plot, with Magneto mostly coming of as a simp for Emma Frost. Absolutely nothing happens for over half the book until Namor finally shows up. I also wasn't impressed with the artwork, which looks traced. Please try to give a damn more

Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Ramon Perez
Released: Jul 15, 2020

HICKMAN & OLIVER MASTER MAGNETISM! Jonathan Hickman continues his one-shots showcasing some of Marvel’s best artists! This time, he teams with Ben Oliver (ULTIMATE X-MEN, THUNDERBOLTS) to bring a tale of Krakoan Ambassador and Master of Magnetism, Magneto! Krakoa may be only for mutants, but mutants still need to deal with the human world around ...

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10

I'll never forget buying that milestone edition 27 years ago. The Summer was ending and I'd be resuming my 13 year prison sentence, better known as school. This was my first Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And it was spectacular. It took my mind off the unpleasant fact in a week and a half I'd be in the last place on Earth I wanted to be.
In addition to being Dr. Doom's first appea more

Fantastic Four #5

By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Released: Jul 4, 1962

Prisoners of Doctor Doom!
The Fantastic Four are captured by the ruthless Dr. Doom. With Sue as his hostage, Doom sends the rest of the team back in time to recover the legendary Blackbeard's treasure!

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #354 Jul 15, 2020
10

The conclusion to my favorite run in all of comics.

Fantastic Four #354

By: Walt Simonson

Prison break in the timestream! The FF fights for their freedom from the Time Variance Authority, but what secrets are the timekeeping corps hiding?

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #21 Jul 15, 2020
8.5

Great art from Izaackse, underwhelming (to me) pencils from Medina once again.

Fantastic Four #21

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Jul 15, 2020

EMPYRE TIE–IN! With the Fantastic Four neck–deep in the menace in space, who can Powerhouse and Brainstorm call upon to deal with the crisis down on Earth? Only Spider–Man and Wolverine, of course!

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Bplus reviewed Fantastic Four #20 Apr 17, 2020
10

I was going to drop this title after the last arc seemed like a hyperbolic stretched out mess. But now at home, clever, funny, and enjoyable, I’m definitely around for a while.

To be honest, I just wish that I could talk to birds like Sky, which is kinda funny like aqua man...

Fantastic Four #20

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Mar 18, 2020

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The Mole Man and his biggest Kaiju return to the surface, with all of their righteous wrath aimed at one man... Wyatt Wingfoot! How can the Human Torch and Sky possibly save him? Y'know, this really would've been a good time to have brought ALL of the Fantastic Four! Also this issue: Meet a never-before-seen Elder of the Unive...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #20 Jul 9, 2020
7.0

Is this run going anywhere, Dan? Was it worth bringing back the Fantastic Four to have some alien chick HILARIOUSLY squak at dinosaurs? DAN????

Fantastic Four #20

By: Dan Slott, Paco Medina
Released: Mar 18, 2020

EMPYRE IS COMING!
The Mole Man and his biggest Kaiju return to the surface, with all of their righteous wrath aimed at one man... Wyatt Wingfoot! How can the Human Torch and Sky possibly save him? Y'know, this really would've been a good time to have brought ALL of the Fantastic Four! Also this issue: Meet a never-before-seen Elder of the Unive...

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10

"M'lady, 'tis the Clobberin' Hour" is all that is needed to be said.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #2

By: Jonathan Hickman, Sean Chen
Released: Apr 1, 2009

The fallout of Reed's machine results in Sue, Ben and Johnny finding themselves in the middle of a super hero Hyborian-age civil war, while Reed searches for answers to questions that can only be found in alternate timelines. Back on Earth, it's Val and Franklin versus the agents of H.A.M.M.E.R.! Rated A …$2.99

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10

A joyous start to Hickman's legendary run on the Fantastic Four.

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1

By: Jonathan Hickman, Sean Chen
Released: Mar 4, 2009

Dark Reign strikes Marvel’s first family—in an explosive way! Prepared to be blown away as: HAMMER agents attack the Baxter Building. Reed changes everything. The Human Torch suffers a horrible loss and Franklin and Val go shopping. There's Time travel, Alternate realities, Celestials, Eternals, Deviants and Doombots... and more important than ...

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9.0

More fun Fantastic Four work from Hicknan

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #3

By: Jonathan Hickman, Sean Chen
Released: May 20, 2009

Forced to fight their way through time, Sue, Ben and Johnny have to defend the Holy Land in the Crusades, Conquer the Wild West and beat back the Nazis while Franklin and Val are busy back in the Baxter Building preparing for the arrival of Norman Osborn. All that, and the return of the Illuminati! ...

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #48 Jul 9, 2020
10

Some real imagination at work here, kudos to Jack Kirby.

Fantastic Four #48

By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

The ATMOGUN erupts the entire palace and the Fantastic Four are forced to deal with the consequences. Black Bolt's evil brother Maximus and the empowered Galactus are behind this evil scheme!

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Prodigalson16 reviewed Fantastic Four #5 Jul 9, 2020
10

Doom building a time machine just to steal Blackbeard's treasure has yet to be topped in the entire comic book medium.

Fantastic Four #5

By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Released: Jul 4, 1962

Prisoners of Doctor Doom!
The Fantastic Four are captured by the ruthless Dr. Doom. With Sue as his hostage, Doom sends the rest of the team back in time to recover the legendary Blackbeard's treasure!

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