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hatmasta reviewed New Avengers #6 Jun 17, 2016
9.0

I saw the solicited multiple artists and cringed....however the fill-in artists were used in the best way possible: to do art for parts of the story that happen out of the main story. it all worked out superbly in a phenomenal finish by Al Ewing. If you aren't reading Al Ewing, you need to. his entire marvel run thus far has been one amazing ride, from Mighty Avengers to Captain America and the av more

New Avengers #6

By: Al Ewing, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Feb 10, 2016

• The Cross-Time Team-Up races to its conclusion -
guest-starring the Avengers of 20XX!
•  Moridun, star-sorcerer from before time began, makes his move -- and for one Avenger, it could be the last!
•  It's up to Wiccan to save the world - but will he lose his soul in the process?
Rated T+

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hatmasta reviewed New Avengers #5 Jun 17, 2016
9.0

Al Ewing continues to dominate.

New Avengers #5

By: Al Ewing, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Jan 20, 2016

• Captain America! Iron Mariner! King Hulk! Marvel Woman! Collapsar! Together, they are the Avengers - of the year 20XX!
• Now, these five heroes are breaking the laws of time itself to prevent their greatest tragedy!
• Destination - the year 2016! Target - the New Avengers!

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hatmasta rated New Avengers #2 Jun 17, 2016
9.0

New Avengers #2

By: Al Ewing, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Oct 28, 2015

EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth - and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS - a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow's heroes... today! America doesn't want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without....

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hatmasta reviewed New Avengers #4 Jun 17, 2016
9.0

continues to be amazing.

New Avengers #4

By: Al Ewing, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Dec 23, 2015

• Out beyond the nether dark lurks... Moridun, Master Magus of the Fifth Cosmos!
•  He's not just an evil wizard - he's an evil Space Wizard! But when the space dust settles, who will be... the King of Space?
•  Seriously, everything's cooler in space. How cool will the New Avengers be in space? THEY ...

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hatmasta rated New Avengers #3 Jun 17, 2016
9.0

New Avengers #3

By: Al Ewing, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Nov 18, 2015

• Avengers Island -- under attack from outer space!
•  Who are the Knights Of The Infinite? What do they want with Wiccan and Hulkling? And how far will the New Avengers go to stop them?
•  Meanwhile, Songbird uncovers evidence of a traitor on the team...
Rated T+

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hatmasta reviewed New Avengers #1 Jun 17, 2016
9.0

Not sure why so many people are hating on this series. Al Ewing succeeds with every single book he writes.

New Avengers #1

By: Al Ewing, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Oct 14, 2015

EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth - and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS - a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow's heroes... today! America doesn't want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without....

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hatmasta reviewed Shadowman #2 Dec 6, 2012
8.0

I really like what Justin Jordan is doing with this series so far, and Zircher's art is fantastic, as usual. It's not a deep or epic comic, but it is very fun and entertaining. I found a lot of memorable dialogue as well. Valiant has a great lineup so far in their relaunch; I'd definitely recommend a pickup.

Shadowman #2

By: Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Released: Dec 5, 2012

Jack Boniface has become the next Shadowman, which would be great if he had any idea what he was doing. But he doesn’t and he’s out of time. Master Darque has dispatched the terrifying Mr. Twist to destroy Jack, and the demonic creature is tearing through half of the Big Easy in search of his prey. If the Abettors — the mysterious organizatio...

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hatmasta reviewed Thunderbolts #1 Dec 5, 2012
7.0

Daniel Way is one of the most divisive writers in the industry. Most either hate him or love him. I'm a victim of Daniel Way, and by that I mean that despite the fact that I know what I'm reading is completely ridiculous and off the wall, I actually enjoy it. I'll be the first to say that this is a bad comic. But there's just something so addicting about it that makes me want to read more. His Dea more

Thunderbolts #1

By: Daniel Way, Steve Dillon
Released: Dec 5, 2012

Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the courts, the jails, the system - this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire, targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with extreme prejudice. Led by General "Thunderbolt" Ross, AKA the Red Hulk, this hand-picked team of like-minded operatives is going to ...

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hatmasta reviewed Deadpool #3 Dec 5, 2012
9.0

I take back everything I said about this series. I wasn't convinced by the first issue, but after three fantastic issues of all-consuming hilarity and hijinks, I'm sold! Deadpool is incredible. It's been a good while since I've laughed so hard in a comic book. There are so many jokes and comedic references that some of them will pass right over your head. From the Kool-Aid man reference from DP or more

Deadpool #3

By: Gerry Duggan, Tony Moore
Released: Dec 5, 2012

Deadpool vs. Dead Presidentsthis time, TRICKY DICK NIXON! Can even Doctor Strange help the M w/the M? This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday!

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hatmasta reviewed Action Comics #15 Dec 5, 2012
9.5

Wow. This is why I read comics. This issue has it all, romance, drama, fantasy, tragedy. I can't stress enough how fantastic a job Morrison has done with this book; which makes me all the more sad that he's leaving it.

Action Comics #15

By: Grant Morrison, Rags Morales
Released: Dec 5, 2012

Superman is on trial for his life – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army! It’s the ultimate villains springing the ultimate trap at the end of time itself! And the mystery that has built since issue #1 is resolved as the Little Man’s true identity is revealed – with grave consequences! Plus, in the backup feature: A crucial piece of infor...

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hatmasta reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #699 Dec 5, 2012
9.5

Do you remember what happened in ASM#563? Probly not. But how many people are going to remember what happened in ASM#698? Everybody. Spidey is my primo character. And although a lot of people hate what Dan Slott is doing, what with taking Peter out of the webs, I love it. I've been reading Spidey comics for 20 years now, and I've come to realize that the best stories are the ones that take Spider- more

Amazing Spider-Man #699

By: Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos
Released: Dec 5, 2012

This is the MUST READ issue that turns over all the cards and reveals secrets that have been set as far back as ENDS OF THE EARTH, SPIDER-ISLAND, and 99 issues ago in ASM #600! Doctor Octopus has hours left to live. He knows Peter Parkers secret. He has no master planall he wants is vengeance. Which members of Spider-Mans rogues gallery will heed O...

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hatmasta reviewed Hawkeye Vol. 2 #5 Dec 5, 2012
8.0

Hawkeye is still a very solid read. Fraction delivers another great story, further evolving our two main Hawkeye heroes. Pulido is great on art too, but I want Aja back. That guy is a freak.

Hawkeye Vol. 2 #5

By: Matt Fraction, Javier Pulido
Released: Dec 5, 2012

THE TAPE CONCLUDES! Someone has a deadly secret will change the course of Hawkeyes relationship with the Avengers. Issue 6 - David Aja returns to the most critically acclaimed comic of 2012! The Ace Archer Clint Barton faces DVR-MAGEDDON!

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hatmasta reviewed Earth 2 #6 Dec 5, 2012
5.0

I'm having a really hard time caring about these characters. This is probably my last issue that I'll pick up of this series.

Earth 2 #6

By: James Robinson, Nicola Scott
Released: Nov 7, 2012

The Green vs. The Grey! Who will decide the fate of this dying Earth: Green Lantern or Grundy? Will the new wonders of Earth band together to form the first super team since the death of the Trinity? Does super-genius Sloan really know whats best for this world?

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hatmasta reviewed Talon #2 Dec 4, 2012
6.5

So Guillem March is missing from art after TWO - repeat TWO - issues. WHAT?! In all honesty, I like Ryp's work better than March's (and it's great in this issue), but the mere fact that we have an artist switch after two issues is absurd. That fact dropped my score by a whole point. In terms of writing/story: I just seem to be having trouble getting onboard with the overarching story with Talon. T more

Talon #2

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Nov 28, 2012

What is THE TOMB OF THE UNWORTHY? How might the surviving members of The Court of Owls use it to destroy Calvin Rose once and for all? Introducing an assassin even more dangerous than Talon!

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hatmasta reviewed Ultimate Comics: X-Men #19 Dec 4, 2012
6.0

I don't know what it is about this series, but I just can't seem to get excited about it. I love Brian Wood, and his short X-Men run was outstanding. But this title is just consistently okay. It's never been bad, it's never been great. The actual dialogue is solid and realistic, but the story/plot/central characters just fall very flat in my book. This title has been plagued since the get-go. So f more

Ultimate Comics: X-Men #19

By: Brian Wood, Paco Medina
Released: Nov 28, 2012

An all-new direction for the Ultimate X-Men! Kitty tries to lead a new nation of mutants, but someone close to her has different plans!

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hatmasta reviewed I, Vampire #14 Dec 4, 2012
9.0

Another fantastic issue. Dammit, I am sure going to miss Andrea Sorrentino' art on this title. He's leaving for Green Arrow after issue #15, I believe.

I, Vampire #14

By: Joshua Hale Fialkov, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Nov 28, 2012

Mary and Professor Troughton meet up with Andrews oldest friend, Deborah Dancer, to learn more about his past and to hatch a plan that might save Andrew from his curse!

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hatmasta reviewed New Avengers #34 Dec 4, 2012
7.5

Bendis' final issue is a decent wrapup to a long career on Avengers. I wasn't that stoked about the villain, but at least we are given a sense of finality to the major characters he brought together during his very long run. There were some cool moment interspersed throughout.

New Avengers #34

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato
Released: Nov 28, 2012

The New Avengers era ends not with a whimper but with an action-packed bang! What is the future of the New Avengers? Is there even a future?

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hatmasta reviewed A+X #2 Dec 4, 2012
7.5

A pretty solid issue from Chris Bachalo. Story was witty at times, bland at others.

The art is a definite booster.

A+X #2

By: Chris Bachalo
Released: Nov 28, 2012

Spider-Man and Beast fight zombies, while Iron Man, Kitty Pryde, and Lockheed battle the Brood!

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hatmasta reviewed Aquaman #14 Nov 30, 2012
8.0

With Reis gone to Justice League, Pete Woods and Pere Perez fill in pencils this issue, and I was pleased with their artwork. But there is a definite change in the feel of the book with Reis and Prado out of the picture; different, but still good. Of course, Geoff Johns continues to do wonderful work here, and the whole book is based on a conversation that Aquaman has with his brother, whose face more

Aquaman #14

By: Geoff Johns, Pete Woods
Released: Nov 28, 2012

In the aftermath of THE OTHERS, who lives? Who dies? And what is the fate of the Atlantean relics? The debut of the OCEAN MASTER!

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hatmasta reviewed Animal Man #14 Nov 30, 2012
7.0

I feel that this series has always just been consistently "good," with a few great moments interspersed, and this issue continues that trend.

Animal Man #14

By: Jeff Lemire, Timothy Green II
Released: Nov 7, 2012

ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM part two!

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hatmasta reviewed Fairest #1 Nov 30, 2012
7.5

Beautiful art and solid dialogue lend this series a solid start.

Fairest #1

By: Bill Willingham, Phil Jimenez
Released: Mar 7, 2012

New York Times best-selling, award-winning creator Bill Willingham presents a new series starring the female FABLES. Balancing horror, humor and adventure, FAIREST explores the secret histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others.The first 6 issue arc follows the misadventures of Bri...

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hatmasta reviewed Fairest #2 Nov 30, 2012
8.0

If I had to use one word to describe this series? "Charming." It's very well written, the art is so beautiful, although I would recommend reading this digitally considering that the pages used in original print are very...grainy/bumpy. It muddles the clarity of the pages. Hopefully the GN format will use better paper.

Fairest #2

By: Bill Willingham, Phil Jimenez
Released: Apr 4, 2012

Okay, so Sleeping Beauty has been awakened again by true love's kiss. But hold on! The thief Ali Baba doesn't seem a likely candidate for knowing true love from a day-old cruller. So how did this kiss work? We proudly present thrills and chills and since the Snow Queen is involved, we do mean chills along with mathematical proof of what does and ...

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8.0

Good stuff here. Great art from Conner. It's too soon to tell, but I suspect this will be a great mini.

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

By: Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner
Released: Jun 13, 2012

Oh sweetie, youre too young to hate. Wait until youre older and the world gives you a good reason. Trust me, it wont let you down.

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hatmasta reviewed Thor: God of Thunder #2 Nov 29, 2012
8.5

SO good. I sensed some worries over the first issue from several review sites over the structuring of the three timelines in the storytelling, but I was confident that Aaron had the moxy and wherewithal to pull it off. And the second issue proved that. If this issue is any indication, Aaron's run on Thor is going to be a title for the ages. And Ribic's artwork couldn't be more perfect and fitting more

Thor: God of Thunder #2

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Nov 28, 2012

With his past, present, and future at stake, Thor must hurry to uncover the grisly secrets behind the unfathomable horrors of the God Butcher—before it’s too late!

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hatmasta reviewed Uncanny Avengers #2 Nov 28, 2012
9.0

All-around fantastic. We are seeing the beginnings of Remender's 2nd comic book opus. The Red Skull's origin and grand plan is revealed here, and it's truly diabolical. I freaking love Rick Remender! I'm a little confused as to how other people are not uber-excited about this title yet. I think most people just don't fully comprehend it yet. Don't worry, they'll catch on. Mark my words: Uncanny Av more

Uncanny Avengers #2

By: Rick Remender, John Cassaday
Released: Nov 28, 2012

Marvel Now! continues with Cap’s newest Avengers! What are Red Skull’s new powers? Havok and Thor vs. Honest John, The Living Propaganda! Rogue and Scarlet Witch vs. Red Skull’s S-Men! Wolverine and Cap find the truth behind worldwide mutant murder!

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hatmasta reviewed FF #1 Nov 28, 2012
7.0

I have to say I'm less than pleased with this one, and it could be my fault. Coming into this, I had the impression that this was going to be a whacky, off-the-walls, obnoxiously funny book. It wasn't. The art is solid, but I've found several of the characters to be written a little out of character coming over from Hickman's run, which is also expected, seeing as how we have a new writer. I'm gon more

FF #1

By: Matt Fraction, Mike Allred
Released: Nov 28, 2012

Marvel Now! shows you the future, and it’s fantastic! In the Fantastic Four’s absence, a hand-picked substitute squad—Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and Miss Thing—must guard Earth and the fledgling Future Foundation for four minutes. What could go wrong?

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hatmasta reviewed All-New X-Men #2 Nov 28, 2012
8.5

"Bendis is back!" That's what kept going through my mind after reading the first two issues of New X-Men. While his later Avengers work was good, it paled in comparison to his earlier work on the title, and I was beginning to worry that he was slipping. That has all been proven wrong. All-New X-Men is fantastic. It's a must-buy.

All-New X-Men #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen
Released: Nov 28, 2012

Professor X’s five original students have been flung from the past to present day. While they cope with an unimaginable future (especially considering the fallout of AVX), how will today’s X-Men justify their actions to their past selves?

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hatmasta reviewed Bedlam #2 Nov 28, 2012
6.0

Everyone is praising this book left and right, but I can't seem to get onboard with it. It's very graphic, which is all fine and good if done well, but the violence of this book feels less cerebral and more forced as though to exude shock-value. A lot of people like Rossmo's art, and I can respect that, but it's just not really my cup of tea. This will probably be my last issue.

Bedlam #2

By: Nick Spencer, Riley Rossmo
Released: Nov 28, 2012

"Swing Low."

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hatmasta reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #698 Nov 25, 2012
9.5

Decades from now, fans will be looking back at this issue and say, "This is where $H#*^ hit the fan." Slott's run has been nothing less than phenomenal, and the new direction he is taking this book is unprecedented, despite many-a-comic-fan's outbursts (many comic fans are always going to be whiners). Change is good! Slott's buildup to the final reveal of the last few pages was brilliant, and I've more

Amazing Spider-Man #698

By: Dan Slott, Richard Elson
Released: Nov 21, 2012

DYING WISH PRELUDE
The end of Spider-Man's world begins when Doctor Octopus discovers who Peter Parker really is. (Fifty years goes by much...too...fast.)

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hatmasta reviewed Hawkeye Vol. 2 #4 Nov 25, 2012
8.0

After the sheer brilliance of issue #3, which I felt to be the best comic book of the past year, there was only one direction to go. Fortunately, the drop isn't that steep. The good news is that Hawkeye is still a very fun read. On art: Pulido's pencils are no substitute for Aja on art, but they are still great. Writing: I'm loving Katie more and more as a character. There is a plot twist at the e more

Hawkeye Vol. 2 #4

By: Matt Fraction, Javier Pulido
Released: Nov 21, 2012

You wont believe whats on The Tape! S.H.I.E.L.D. recruits Clint to intercept incriminating evidencebefore he becomes the most wanted man in the world. The situation quickly becomes a thriller that spans the globe and the darkest parts of Hawkeye.

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