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9.0

To be completely truthful, this book contains issues 3-7 of the 5(!)-piece 2020(!) miniseries, of which only the first 2 were published; #3 was never released. It's distinctly possible that #5-7 were going to be put together to make an extra-large #5. It's also a quite enjoyable read, and it's nice that all the work having been done, finally found its way to us, readers & us, Gwen-fans. The only t more

Giant-Size Gwen Stacy #1

By: Christos Gage, Todd Nauck
Released: Aug 10, 2022

• Gwen's own miniseries finally gets its ending, and we're putting it all together!
•  It's got everything! Gwen! The Green Goblin! Kingpin! The X-Men!!!
•  Re-presenting issues #1-3 of the GWEN STACY limited series (2019)!
RATED T+

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Jeroen DarkSkywise reviewed Spider-Punk #3 Aug 2, 2022
8.0

Maybe it just took 3 issues to get used to one another (including me), but this time I somehow got into the "feel" rather easily - although another trick might've been not to read this book as a Marvel comic, but mix it up with a few non-Marvel/non-DC books.

Anymoo, this time I think I got it, and I've actually become curious what will happen next!

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Spider-Punk #3

By: Cody Ziglar, Justin Mason
Released: Jul 13, 2022

KINGPIN RISING!
•  The band takes a detour through Philly to help DAREDEVIL deal with the big man himself!
•  What does Kingpin have to hide? And what does it have to do with the threats ahead?
•  Find out as the crew hits the road in the SPIDER-VAN!
RATED T

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10

I'm amazed, flabbergasted... how on Arakko do they manage to keep the quality level THIS high? Also, the build-up from 8 seconds to 8 hours, to 8 days really helps to build suspense like crazy, you just _can't_ stop thinking how things will unravel even further after 8 genie-infested _weeks_! (Only... #5 will probably be about the first 8 months, then 8 years, then 8 centuries, then... ...then wha more

Eight Billion Genies #3

By: Charles Soule, Ryan Browne
Released: Jul 13, 2022

We explore the first eight days after eight billion genies appeared on earth, offering one wish each to every man, woman, and child. The wish-proof Lampwick Tavern has provided a safe haven for our eight heroes so far, but now they must undertake a crucial mission into a world utterly remade by frivolous and bizarre wishes. With a special appearanc...

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10

I'll admit, I was a bit afraid that the creators wouldn't be able keep the quality of the 1st issue as extremely high as it did, but _they_ did - the only difference is that this issue went for depth instead of surprise.

In short: recommended to the 2nd power! (And KEEP! YHE! QUALITY! COMING! PLZ! :D )

...OMG, this book is really SO darn good!... :D :D :D

Eight Billion Genies #2

By: Charles Soule, Ryan Browne
Released: Jun 29, 2022

EIGHT BILLION GENIES have appeared on earth with one wish for everyone on the planet. We've seen the first eight seconds after the genies arrived, and the first eight minutes-now brace yourself for the first eight hours, when many insane and foolish and wonderful wishes are made, and our heroes (a group of lovely people stuck in a dive bar in Detro...

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9.0

TAAIA IS BACK! Yay! (I had hoped for this 'cuz she was totally cool in the last Defenders' iteration.) Loki never had a very well caught insaner (is that a word?) & Frightening (to the readers) look in his/hers/its/thines/thoues eyes, and even Tigra unexpectedly made me LOL. (Since we don't have spoiler tags, it's in her second panel.) Art & story went together seamlessly, although the pacing was more

Defenders: Beyond #1

By: Al Ewing, Javier Rodriguez
Released: Jul 20, 2022

Al Ewing and Javier Rodr guez follow up their acclaimed DEFENDERS: THERE ARE NO RULES series with a new volume and an all-new lineup, including none other than Loki, God of Stories! When Doctor Strange sends a dire warning from beyond the grave, Blue Marvel, America Chavez, Taaia (Galactus' mom!), Tigra and Loki assemble to defend reality itself! P...

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Jeroen DarkSkywise reviewed Seven Sons #1 Jul 3, 2022
6.0

A fitting place for Jae Lee's art - but didn't the writers know that muslims recognize Jesus as the penultimate prophet and therefore would never call him "false"? I hope this will be explained later on, because it makes the book sound a lot like anti-islam propaganda & not something I'd recommend.

Yes, I know it's supposed to be satire, but it just doesn't _read_ as such. Also, most ch more

Seven Sons #1

By: Robert Windom, Jae Lee
Released: Jun 15, 2022

JAE LEE returns to creator-owned comics with his first new title since 1994, a seven-issue limited series. SEVEN SONS is The Fugitive meets the Book of Revelation. Delph, a young man who may be the Second Coming of Christ, runs for his life as he attempts to learn the truth behind his existence.

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DDJamesB reviewed The Closet #1 Jun 3, 2022
8.0

I enjoyed it. I think it didn't give us much but, I liked the realness of it, and the creepiness of that little thing.

The Closet #1

By: James Tynion IV, Gavin Fullerton
Released: Jun 1, 2022

A tale of existential familial horror by JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, RAZORBLADES) and GAVIN FULLERTON (BOG BODIES, Bags). Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. His son, Jamie, is seeing monsters in the bedroom closet and will not let them go.

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Jawsh reviewed The Closet #1 Jun 9, 2022
9.0

So this is officially the golden age of James Tynion IV.
I love how personal he spins his tales of horror. And as more original work comes out, mixed in with his big two projects, his style gets sharper and better.

His characters are lost and misplaced, regardless if they're facing matters overwhelming beyond their control from external forces (like in Nice House on the Lake) or ag more

The Closet #1

By: James Tynion IV, Gavin Fullerton
Released: Jun 1, 2022

A tale of existential familial horror by JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, RAZORBLADES) and GAVIN FULLERTON (BOG BODIES, Bags). Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. His son, Jamie, is seeing monsters in the bedroom closet and will not let them go.

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Jeroen DarkSkywise reviewed The Closet #1 Jul 3, 2022
9.0

Didn't really expect much... I'm not into horror, and there was that typical scratchy newfangled ho-hum artwork again, but hey, let's give it a chance!

At 2/3 I was hooked! It became really exciting & suspenseful (is that a word?), and I had to keep myself from turning the pages faster and faster (you probably know the feeling, even with digital versions). And, oh no, the closet monster more

The Closet #1

By: James Tynion IV, Gavin Fullerton
Released: Jun 1, 2022

A tale of existential familial horror by JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, RAZORBLADES) and GAVIN FULLERTON (BOG BODIES, Bags). Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. His son, Jamie, is seeing monsters in the bedroom closet and will not let them go.

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9.0

X-Men: Legacy #300

By: Mike Carey, Tan Eng Huat
Released: Mar 12, 2014

• In observance of the title's 300th issue, iconic X-MEN: LEGACY writers Mike Carey, Christos Gage and Simon Spurrier return to tell an all-new tale of the X-Men!
•  Mike Carey brings us a story featuring Professor Xavi-oh wait, he's dead.
•  Well, Christos Gage has penned a tale involving Rog-nope. S...

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5.0

Up to now, this was a pretty OK book. But the blood & gore & torture stuff in this issue was _really_ too much. In fact, it was _so_ much too much, I've completely lost any interested to see how it will play out. Bye, guys.

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #8

By: Rick Remender, Andre Araujo
Released: Jun 1, 2022

Sonny meets the man he has been impersonating.

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BG1904 - Jun 30, 2022

The title is "A RIGHTEOUS THIRST FOR VENGEANCE". Do you get upset when a burger joint serves you a burger?

Jeroen DarkSkywise - Jul 1, 2022 (edited)

Doesn't everybody? ;-)

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huz reviewed Thor #17 Sep 29, 2021
6.0

I don't know if this issue was meant to make us like Freyja, hate Odin or remind us that Angela from Spawn is a Thor character now, either way, not a lot happened.

Thor #17

By: Donny Cates, Michele Bandini
Released: Sep 29, 2021

THE EPIC FINALE OF "REVELATIONS"!
Thor, ruler of Asgard, can now focus on just that - ruling! But with power comes truth, and Thor will learn that being king isn't so simple. When havoc on Midgard begins, Mjolnir seems to have vanished under the Avengers' watch. And Thor must learn more than one truth this day. The shocking conclusion of "Reve...

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maljoss reviewed Thor #26 Jun 8, 2022
3.0

He destroyed the Bifrost by... holding on to the ground REALLY hard?! Sweet Christmas, this is bad.

Full disclosure: I'm not following Thor. I read this as a Hulk tie-in, and will be reviewing it as such.

The art is not great. There are almost no backgrounds, the figure work is sketchy, and Martin Coccolo's usual facility with facial expressions is noticeably absent. He appea more

Thor #26

By: Donny Cates, Martin Coccolo
Released: Jun 8, 2022

"BANNER OF WAR" PART 4
Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry continues in the fourth installment of the characters' 60th Anniversary crossover celebration! Thanks to Odin, Thor now realizes the gravity of Banner's situation - and its connection to that mysterious, violent incident in El Paso. But when Iron Man's interference causes more harm than good, ...

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Amazing Psycamorean - Jun 8, 2022

Titan was explained. Titan was revealed at the end of the first arc of Hulk as the Betty in Bruce's head. Bruce always knew about Titan. Titan caused El Paso to happen. TItan is the impetus for the entire run. Titan is why Bruce made Hulk into a spaceship and tried to leave forever. This was explained in this very crossover.

maljoss - Jun 8, 2022

Thanks. I went back and re-read before responding, just to make sure. "Evil Betty" never refers to itself as "Titan", that's a description used by someone reporting to Ross. Banner had no way of hearing that, so he produced that name out of thin air in this issue. It's also not clear that "Titan" is controlling the people in the bar in El Passo - just Bruce - so that tidbit comes out of nowhere too. I get the premise for the series, I just don't like it, or think it's been written well.

Jeroen DarkSkywise reviewed Thor #26 Jun 28, 2022
6.5

Rather underwhelming. Readers deserved a lot more - except the ones who loooove 2,000-page slugfests, cuz it totally reads like one.

The art is nice, though. :P

(Bytheway, the whole "Space Ship Hulk" thing still fails to grab me. Maybe a 2 or 3 year Hulk-Hiatus is in order to give poor Bruce some R&R time after everything he had to go through in the "Immortal Hulk" run?)

Thor #26

By: Donny Cates, Martin Coccolo
Released: Jun 8, 2022

"BANNER OF WAR" PART 4
Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry continues in the fourth installment of the characters' 60th Anniversary crossover celebration! Thanks to Odin, Thor now realizes the gravity of Banner's situation - and its connection to that mysterious, violent incident in El Paso. But when Iron Man's interference causes more harm than good, ...

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DDJamesB reviewed Thor #26 Jun 9, 2022
7.5

It's got some cool visuals, some absurd fun and a big fight. Other than that, not much else.

Thor #26

By: Donny Cates, Martin Coccolo
Released: Jun 8, 2022

"BANNER OF WAR" PART 4
Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry continues in the fourth installment of the characters' 60th Anniversary crossover celebration! Thanks to Odin, Thor now realizes the gravity of Banner's situation - and its connection to that mysterious, violent incident in El Paso. But when Iron Man's interference causes more harm than good, ...

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Patadu94 reviewed Thor #26 Jun 21, 2022
6.5

This is the weakest issue I've read so far in the Banner of War crossover. I really liked the idea of a Thor-Hulked version and how was it introduced in the previous issue but, this was not a good issue, neither battles scene were so exciting. Almost no dialogue at all, nor a clear story, this was really just punching (and in previous issues was done much better).

Another weak point in more

Thor #26

By: Donny Cates, Martin Coccolo
Released: Jun 8, 2022

"BANNER OF WAR" PART 4
Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry continues in the fourth installment of the characters' 60th Anniversary crossover celebration! Thanks to Odin, Thor now realizes the gravity of Banner's situation - and its connection to that mysterious, violent incident in El Paso. But when Iron Man's interference causes more harm than good, ...

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Adsun22 reviewed Thor #26 Jun 9, 2022
6.5

This is the best or the worst thing I've read in a while.

Thor #26

By: Donny Cates, Martin Coccolo
Released: Jun 8, 2022

"BANNER OF WAR" PART 4
Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry continues in the fourth installment of the characters' 60th Anniversary crossover celebration! Thanks to Odin, Thor now realizes the gravity of Banner's situation - and its connection to that mysterious, violent incident in El Paso. But when Iron Man's interference causes more harm than good, ...

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4.5

You know, I _really_ wanted to like this book. I really did. But half of the writing is choppy and/or rushed and clearly intended for people who are already familiar with the subject(s), and the other half is downright condescending and made me feel talked down to, as if the authors wanted to say "Now you know how Black people must have felt in those days". Same goes for the art, which varies from more

Milestones in History #1

By: Various
Released: Jun 22, 2022

Written by Reginald Hudlin, Alice Randall, Toure, Michael Harriot, and more Art by Various Celebrate Black History Month the Milestone way, as the superpowered citizens of Dakota (including Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, and more) narrate the true stories of Black trailblazers from across human history! Witness the military campaigns of Hannibal a...

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3.0

...must... ignore... tilted... panels...

Nope, can't do it, again a completely unreadable issue (I forgot what I had read as soon as I closed the book), for 100% caused by the Terrible Tilted Layouts.

I _did_ ask you to stop doing that, didn't I? ;-P

Savage Spider-Man #4

By: Joe Kelly, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: Jun 15, 2022

• The Immaculatum have turned Peter into a monster and unleashed him upon society.
•  This Savage Spider-Man has done horrific things and the man inside may be lost forever.
•  Even if he isn't, will he be able to face himself after all he's done?
RATED T+

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9.0

Ah, finally!

If you've seen my previous "What if Miles Morales..." reviews, you might remember I thought the first 3 installments were rather underwhelming. And Miles as Thor sounded like an attempt to make things even worse.

Now while this issue probably isn't everybody's cup of Warriors Beverage (prune juice?) it was so for me. While still being a completely ridiculous conc more

What If...Miles Morales #4

By: Yehudi Mercado, Zagaria
Released: Jun 15, 2022

WHOSOEVER HOLDS THIS HAMMER...
...if they be worthy, shall possess the power of...THOR. And what if...the Miles Morales of another universe was THOR, THE GOD OF THUNDER?!
RATED T

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Jeroen DarkSkywise reviewed The Ward #1 Jun 11, 2022
9.5

Help me out here... I just _know_ I've seen something like this in comic book form before, but even the most logical search terms on Google ring no bells. Anybody?

Other than that: great book, exciting story, great art, can't wait until #2 comes out, definitely recommended!

The Ward #1

By: Cavan Scott, Andres Ponce
Released: Jun 8, 2022

From the writer of Star Wars: The High Republic comes an intense medical drama brimming with fairies, trolls, and real human pathos.

St. Lilith's is a secret hospital for supernatural creatures. The personnel are overworked and the facility is underfunded. It's a place, and a life, Dr. Nat Reeves thought she left behind. Until a wounded wo...

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cincyfan reviewed Strange #2 Apr 16, 2022
10

This was fantastic! I am loving this book so far

Strange #2

By: Jed MacKay, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Apr 6, 2022

• Clea comes face-to-face with the mysterious Harvestman, as they both face off against an undead foe!
•  Though just as Clea begins to uncover ways to bring Stephen Strange back, another attack upon the magical realm is at hand!
•  But Clea is not just any Sorcerer Supreme, she is a Warlord...and this second attack will not stan...

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Jeroen DarkSkywise reviewed Strange #3 Jun 2, 2022
9.5

Powerhouse Clea! Yeah! :D

Anymoo, it's good to see Clea again for a couple of continuing issues. (Yes, I know she's the main character, so she's supposed to.) Writing & art flow seamlessly together in a story about... criminal empires! OK, who would have guessed that? ;)

Definitely recommended. Also, try to get NEVER on Clea's bad side. Ye gods, the (extremely well) visual & more

Strange #3

By: Jed MacKay, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Jun 1, 2022

• Someone is preying on the misery and suffering of New York's citizens.
•  Clea Strange is all too familiar with the demons and monsters that stalk humans.
•  But what happens when it's the humans who are hunting the monsters?
RATED T+

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9.0

What totally jumped into my face was how _readable_ this book was. The story smoothly flowed from panel to panel from start to finish and I never had to crank up my concentration or revisit earlier panels, like: huh what? who was that again? (Which regularly happens with, for instance, most of Marvel's X-books)

The only point of criticism was that everything could've been just a _mite_ more

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus: Alpha

By: Steve Orlando, Paul Fry
Released: May 4, 2022

MIGUEL O'HARA IS BACK!
•  After fighting battles across the timestream, MIGUEL O'HARA is at last back defending hispresent and our our future!
•  For SPIDER-MAN 2099, the only thing constant about life in Nueva York is change.
•  So when a cataclysmic crash creates a new Garden of Eden in what was once the American Wasteland...

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3.5

In photography, tilting a picture is the equivalent of turning your head to look behind you (Try it! Everything goes tilty!) and looking at too many tilted pictures can even cause a real literal pain in your neck.

The constantly tilted pages, frames & texts in this series have become, by now, SUCH a pain in the neck that it's nearly impossible to follow the story anymore. So here's my S more

Savage Spider-Man #3

By: Joe Kelly, Gerardo Sandoval
Released: May 25, 2022

• The Immaculatum have made their big move to remake the world in their image.
•  Only the newly savage Spider-Man and Baron Zemo can stop them. Boy, that wasn't a sentence I ever thought I'd write...
RATED T+

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Toonstrack reviewed Duo #1 May 19, 2022
8.0

Pretty cool premise. Interested to see how this turns out. I really dig the art

Duo #1

By: Greg Pak, Khoi Pham
Released: May 18, 2022

When Milestone returned, Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan weren't planning to stop there! Now they wel-come you to a whole new realm of original characters, extending far beyond Dakota...welcome to Earth-M! Nanotech engineers Dr. Kelly Vu and Dr. David Kim are committed to only one thing more than each other: using their regenerative nanobots to sav...

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Jeroen DarkSkywise reviewed Duo #1 May 19, 2022
9.0

Whoa!! From one shock to another in this new addition (I hope!) to the Milestone Universe. And I've got absolutely not even _one_ percent of a snippet of an idea where this story will take us!

So yes, color me surprised. Most definitely.

[10 minutes later]
according to the other reviews (which I never read _before_ doing a review), it seems nearly everybody has been made more

Duo #1

By: Greg Pak, Khoi Pham
Released: May 18, 2022

When Milestone returned, Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan weren't planning to stop there! Now they wel-come you to a whole new realm of original characters, extending far beyond Dakota...welcome to Earth-M! Nanotech engineers Dr. Kelly Vu and Dr. David Kim are committed to only one thing more than each other: using their regenerative nanobots to sav...

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8.5

Nobody's reading this? Even when you can decide for yourself how much you want to pay for it? C'mon, give it a chance! It's different, it's fun, and I really like it, so there must be at least one other person who likes it too!

Hello?

Anybody?

Blackhand Ironhead: Vol. 2 #1

By: David Lopez
Released: Jul 14, 2021

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6.5

Still rather underwhelming, just like the first two installments. What happened to "...but then, he/she/it/they picked B instead of A... with DIRE consequences!" You know, like what other What If's are supposed to be about.

The art is nice, though.

What If...Miles Morales #3

By: Anthony Piper, Edgar Salazar
Released: May 11, 2022

DON'T MAKE HIM ANGRY...
What if...instead of being bitten by a genetically enhanced spider, Miles Morales was blasted by gamma radiation and transformed into THE INCREDIBLE HULK?! Is Miles man or monster? Or maybe he's just a kid trying to live a normal life...school, dates, a rampaging ABOMINATION... Miles may be the strongest there is, but th...

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8.0

The Wrong Earth: Fame & Fortune #1

By: Mark Russell, Michael Montenat
Released: Apr 13, 2022

A satirical one-shot from superstar writer Mark Russell spotlighting both gritty vigilante Dragonfly and his cheerful counterpart, Dragonflyman! On Earth-Alpha, Dragonflyman and his billionaire alter-ego Richard Fame work to bring citizens together. On Earth-Omega, the Dragonfly busts heads and breaks unions with a savage intensity. But they both s...

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