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Redsvetz Says:
Uncanny X-Men #249 (v1) : -O: "That boy is our last hope."
Y: "No...there is another..."
 
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RikerDonegal Says:
Spider-Woman #31 (v1) : Middle-of-the-road stuff.

What Does the Villain Want? He wants to get out of prison, so he concocts a scheme to create a super-villain that only he can defeat. Or something.

Most of the issue is told from the POV of the newly-created super-villain, a friend of Spider-Woman. He gets powers. And turns into a misogynistic jerk.

6/10
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Thor #171 (v1) : A bit preachy, but overall enjoyable. Poor wrecker didn't realize Thor wasn't at peak strength last time they fought.

I also had a strong, adverse reaction to "Next: Jane Foster Returns!".
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Iron Man #16 (v1) : That ending really turned the issue around for me.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Iron Man #15 (v1) : Unicorn is growing on me. I despised him in his first appearance, and disliked him in his second. By now, I'm feeling neutral to positive about him.
 
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Shinderu Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #135 (v1) : Tarantula is a lame villain for sure but at least he's got an interesting background.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Excalibur #56 (v1) : That was freaky and grim and excellent.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Excalibur #55 (v1) : Alan Davis does facial expressions better than anyone.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Avengers #357 (v1) : That's four star writing but two star art.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Secret Wars #6 : Johnny sings "Thriller" to romance Zsaji? Does that really get women in the mood? I know it's a fun song, but it seems weird in this context.

I did like Absorbing Man and Titania's flirtations in the middle of a fight.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Marvel Graphic Novel #67 : Ever since it became clear to everyone that letting Stan Lee jump back into writing is usually a bad idea, a book by the editor-in-chief ought to be met with at least some wariness. I liked the Wolverine vs. Fury aspect of the book, although it's not exactly a brand new idea, but I was rolling my eyes and thinking "That's it? Really?" by the time reached the "final gut-wrenching panel" as Macchio describes it -- in an introduction that manages to be both half-hearted and mildly ass-kissing towards his boss. The ending reads like DeFalco really wanted Wolverine to just murder someone (as if he didn't do that frequently in Claremont's run and elsewhere) so he cooked up an incredibly one-dimensional villain (both a ruthless drug lord AND a fat rapist of little boys!) for Fury and Wolverine to argue over. Look, no character in the Marvel Universe is ever going to just straight-up keep defending a cartoonishlt unrepentant pedophile; in plot terms this has as much tension as shooting a fish in a barrel. And it's no wonder that neither cover blurbs nor introduction mention the other weird plot point, the "fat gangster Wolverine" who I guess we're supposed to think is maybe a clone or brother of Wolverine? Except nope. What a weird throwaway idea.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Marvel Comics Presents #7d (v1) : Definitely an old story they found and just updated with a Marrina reference. I cannot make myself believe that this was written in 1988.
 
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Katryn Says:
Amazing Adventures #22 (v2) : I was going to give this an extra star for Mint booting Killraven in the face, then she introduced herself.
 
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Hoshizora Says:
Avengers #190 (v1) : For some reason, I really like the design of that monster...
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Secret Wars #5 : What the heck is up with that pillow Colossus is using?

Man, can you guys believe how FAT Volcana is? 😒
(She pretty much looks like a non-green She-Hulk, and no one calls HER fat. Weird disconnect with the art or something...)

I think Thing is making a Coneheads reference with his Planet Remulac comment.
 
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dano357 Says:
X-Men #174 (v2) : I was wondering when Nightcrawler was finally going to show up here. Seemed like maybe he might have some thoughts on the Mystique situation, being her, you know, son.
 
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Trentus Says:
Machine Man #18 (v1) : Agent K? Please let him neuralize me to forget Machine Man
 
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dano357 Says:
X-Men #172 (v2) : This just got super weird.
 
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phogbear Says:
Incredible Hulk #229 (v1) : I'm enjoying Moonstone here. This is the first I've read her early appearances. She was always my favorite Thunderbolt.

I don't like what they done to Ross the last couple of issues. Did he have a heart attack at the end here or just bad writing.
 
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Urgat Says:
Captain America #103 (v1) : As @GroovyGolem mentions, the depiction of the Nazis in this one are a littel bit too much...it seems King Kirby wanted to say:

"All Nazis are ugly af, have to be PERIOD!"

the good side that comes from that...he draws some other faces then is regular one...(yes I think many of his drawn Man look very alike)
 
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Urgat Says:
Fantastic Four #79 (v1) : I think when Ben is so easily transformed back to Thing by a big shockwave of energy...by his luck...he would have turned back eventually without himself really wanting it. (imho)
 
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grayrender Says:
New Mutants #14 (v1) : I like that NM and UXM are pretty much completely intertwined at this point. I always liked that about the X books.
 
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HeffElf Says:
Thor #230 (v1) : No Fear, bro!
 
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marvej Says:
Strange Tales #104 (v1) : This is just too stupid...
 
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Shinderu Says:
Frankenstein #10 : Why does the Hulk keep calling himself Ivan?
 
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HeffElf Says:
Thor #229 (v1) : Thor and Hercules are the ultimate dumb jock buddies. That policeman needs yelp, let's doniy, bro!
Man detective work is hard, Dad! Can you help us, you're smart.
Oh geez, it's my big dumb son and his big dumb friend again. Here, your girlfriend can help you out, she's smarter than the two of you put together.
 
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Katryn Says:
Amazing Adventures #21 (v2) : The one thing I don't get about this - Warlord beat Killraven pretty easily every time except the last, when there was no reason for it to be different, it just was. Hell, he should have had an easier time given all the other fighting Killraven had just done. But I guess Warlord isn't the hero.
 
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Katryn Says:
Amazing Adventures #20 (v2) : This loses a star for the stupid this is my fight line, right before Killraven gets the crap knocked out of him.
 
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Vancelot Says:
X-Factor #1 (v1) : I know it's a major part of the whole mutant storyline, but I still don't feel like the mutant hysteria makes sense. I've never understood it. I know there's a suspension of belief, but people are ok with all kinds of superheroes wandering around, but mutants is where the line is drawn? I've just never gotten it.
 
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phogbear Says:
Captain America and the Falcon #1 : Never been a fan of Sears artwork, but it was never unpleasant to read till now.
 
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Durango55 Says:
Spider-Woman #2 (v1) : Next to circus-based stories/characters, I loathe Arthurian based stories/characters. Snooze.
 
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Shintetsuken Says:
Monsters on the Prowl #13e : Ugh...the first person narration in the boxes and his speech bubbles in the same panel were unbearable!
 
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imeco Says:
Tarzan #2 : These stories aren't necessarily bad but I just don't really care too much either.
 
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Hoshizora Says:
X-Men #136 (v1) : I love how the X-men title on the cover still has the damage in cracks from the previous cover.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Daredevil #57 (v1) : Wouldn't the fact that something was invisible be the one thing there's no way he could tell?
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Daredevil #56 (v1) : So, your senses are keen enough to tell what someone looks like by feeling a *photograph*, but you don't notice the thing in front of you is a balloon not a person?
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Doctor Strange #172 (v1) : The art was good. However, too much of the story was re-hash from earlier and the characters still have the habit of telling what they're doing. But I did come up with a couple of good changes, Dor: "...I, Dormammu!" DrS: "Dormamma!" and "By the Doleful Demons of Denmark!"
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Doctor Strange #171 (v1) : I gave this one four stars because the art, especially the two-page spread, was gorgeous, almost as good a Ditko and...well, what can I say, Dormammu!
 
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jemsmck Says:
Daredevil #9 (v1) : The witty banter was a little thick. I felt like I was reading Spider-Man's lines...
 
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phogbear Says:
Incredible Hulk #7 Annual : This was a fun comic. I wish they had done an an Angle and Iceman comic instead of the Champions because they work well together.
 
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samholmes1313 Says:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling... : Huh. Expected more from the Blitzkrieg Squad after the build up.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Sensational She-Hulk #45 : The "ironic pointless cheesecake" thing was a joke maybe the first 20 times you used it, Byrne. But now....its just pointless cheesecake.
 
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gmonkey Says:
Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher:... : This had to happen, given how these three characters seem to be the cameo kings, at this point in the order.
 
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Katryn Says:
Avengers #124 (v1) : Swordsman is amazing here. Poor guy.
 
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Katryn Says:
Avengers #123 (v1) : Did Tony forget there that he can understand Vietnamese? I don't know how you forget you know a language. Plus, for all they're saying this is the Marvel age of continuity in one of the footnotes, last issue Swordsman was stuck at Avengers mansion and this issue he's suddenly at Taurus' lair. I call bull.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Silver Surfer #8 (v1) : By Sal, I of course mean John.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Silver Surfer #9 (v1) : Looking at the quality of the art featuring Mephisto and Surfer, and comparing to to the art featuring the Ghost/Flying Dutchman/whatever, my working theory is that John Buscema knew exactly how dumb the Ghost was, and drew the worst thing he could get away with as a protest.
 
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bill_the_cat Says:
New Mutants #37 (v1) : What the... Dream sequence? Beyonder will wave his hand and undo it all? I don't know what happens so this might be good. I didn't look at next appearances so I really don't know. I'm afraid it is going to be lame tho.
 
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dano357 Says:
Gambit #4 (v4) : Lili you scoundrel!
 
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grayrender Says:
Magik #4 (v1) : Storm had it pretty rough too.

And I was waiting for Illyana to become Magick for some time now. I am pretty pleased with how it was introduced.
 
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flushin Says:
Ka-Zar #15 (v2) : Sonic radiation? SONIC RADIATION????? OMG my eyes just emanated eye-radiation and flew away!
 
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grayrender Says:
Magik #2 (v1) : Brutal use of Kitty's power.
 
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grayrender Says:
Magik #1 (v1) : I love that CC has the balls and Marvel has the breadth to explore a while different genre here. This high fantasy stuff is a breath of fresh air.
 
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Katryn Says:
Avengers #122 (v1) : I liked Thor being an idiot with his hammer. He does tend to smack things with it as a solution to all problems, so it had to come back to bite him one of these days.
 
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Katryn Says:
Avengers #121 (v1) : I wonder if the Zodiac all represent their own zodiac sign? We know Gemini is actually a Gemini. If they do, how many crime bosses did they have to go through, checking their birthdays? That would explain how they're such a lacklustre group though.
 
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melvillean Says:
Ms. Marvel #16 (v1) : Golden bikini and an attempted strangling with a chain. Is this the possible source for the Leia and Jabba thing in RotJ?
 
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illcom94 Says:
Incredible Hulk #272 (v1) : I agree. It's nice to have ONE interesting thing happen to the Hulk.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Silver Surfer #8 (v1) : I don't understand how Sal Brought us the awesome splash on page 8, and then ended up with that balding, fu-manchu wearing, eyeball-eyepatch having, 50's robot clawed *mess* on page 13.

I loved the Surfer in the late 80's, early 90's. This series is just...disappointing.
 
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dano357 Says:
Gambit #3 (v4) : You sly dog, Gambit.
 
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Drax Says:
Marvel Super-Heroes #8c (v2) : See you in 15 years Squirrel Girl!
 
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Russ Says:
Special Marvel Edition #16 : Good follow-up to last issue. I kinda hope Midnight comes out of his "fatal" injury because he's a pretty good adversary to Shang-Chi, and I liked the way he was rocking the "pulp" look. The two issues here set up an excellent premise going forward; the cynic in me wonders how soon it'll fall apart like it did in Werewolf, Dracula, etc.

However, I had to chuckle at page 30 where Shang-Chi was narrating how he never used his hands to destroy (as in kill), when he murdered Dr. Petrie last issue. Steve Englehart is on point most of the time, but I wonder who proof-read this.

3 stars. Glaring errors aside, it's a pretty good start for the Deadly Hands of Kung Fu. Here's hoping the quality stays up there.

Note: for those who were wondering, Special Marvel Edition was a quarterly reprint title for its first 14 issues: #1-4 featured Thor, and #5-14 had Sgt. Fury.
 
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Titens Says:
Thor #341 (v1) : I disliked all of Fafnir's parts, which is the same as saying the action parts bored me. But I love how they move from one character to the next, telling different stories at the same time and keeping the pace so well. I even loved Loki's page, which is not something that used to happen at all, making him look awesomely wicked in just a few lines. As for Clark's appearence, I think so far has been funny and likeable, but I have my serious doubts about it in the long run, since it'll fail at almost every use but comic relief.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Avengers #293 (v1) : Yeah that ending makes no sense if there isn't any sort of follow up or consequence.
 
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AwesomeSauce Says:
Marvel Two-in-One #11 : Uh. In what world is St. Petersburg on the way to Disney World... Some needs to buy Mantlo a globe.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Avengers #292 (v1) : The doc druid storyline better lead somewhere good..
 
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Russ Says:
Special Marvel Edition #15 : Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting! And it made for a fantastic debut issue for Shang-Chi. Sure, this was the requisite origin story, and it set up a somewhat limited raison d'etre for him, but it made for an oddly compelling gauntlet here.

And yeah, Shang-Chi's narration and the caption-less panels, notably in that fight with Tak, contributed to the modern feel of the story. I hope someone was taking notes. I'm also glad the Asian stereotypes were toned down considerably.

4 stars. I really enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would.
 
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DarianRogue Says:
Mystic Comics #1a (v1) : For the curious, this issue can be found... elsewhere on the internet.
 
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Gecko Says:
Master of Kung Fu: Bleeding Black... : Twice the length it needed to be
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Silver Surfer #7a (v1) : Surfer is nearly as egocentric as Namor. 'Oh, the surface world wronged me!' Uh, no Namor, you sank a Navy vessel because it was in your way, and they retaliated. "Again the humans attack without cause!" Uh, no Surfer, they just watched you annihilate a multistory building that was probably full of people. It may not have been you, but it's not like the the humans were being unreasonable.
 
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bigcat1969 Says:
Black Panther #6 (v4) : So many things about this series stretch any form of even comic reality beyond the breaking point. The micro kingdoms that Marvel loves to invent make little to no sense historically, economically or otherwise. The American 'assistance' army is ridiculous.
 
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Katryn Says:
Avengers #120 (v1) : How exactly do you create a weapon that targets people based on what part of the year they were born in? They seem to be asking me to believe in astrology - people who shoot lasers from their eyes, no worries, but astrology is a step too far.
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #175 (v1) : I dunno, the X-Men felt like they had a reason to be there previously, this one they were just along for show. And surely if you're going to bother capturing mutants, you're going to do something cooler with them than create a force field. Well, maybe not Angel, but think what you could do if you could actually siphon off Havok's powers! Hell, if you want a shield, just use Unus, why do you even need the others?
 
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Urgat Says:
Fantastic Four #76 (v1) : Hmmm, the Things seems to do that every now and then...just with CLOOOOOBBBBERING TIME!!!!! ;-)
 
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phogbear Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #188 (v1) : Nice job Liz! It's been awhile since I felt the parts without Spidey were the best part of the story.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Captain Britain #20 (v1) : And how long have they been wandering the countryside, that there's been time for a funeral already?
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Avengers #67 (v1) : Barry Smith sure slings a mean Kirby Dot. The rest of his talents aren't quite up to snuff, though.

I think the SHIELD soldiers wear masks to hide the fact that they are pirates, Savvy?
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Silver Surfer #21 (v3) : Horrible. I expect much more from silver surfer.
 
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Shinderu Says:
Sub-Mariner #72 (v1) : Good riddance.
 
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Shinderu Says:
Fantastic Four #148 (v1) : I'm starting to lose my patience with this arc.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #191 (v1) : If I could post links, I'd post one that says courts allow Doe vs. xxxxx I'm civil litigation, which is what this would fall under.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #191 (v1) : Cause this is Marvel and not real life lol
 
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Shinderu Says:
Fantastic Four #145 (v1) : I have no idea why but I enjoyed this.
 
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grayrender Says:
Iron Man #179 (v1) : Also, the line, "Jim Rhodes has guts down to his ankles" sure doesn't sound like it refers intestines to me.
 
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grayrender Says:
Iron Man #179 (v1) : By alleging in a civil suit that he embezzled the funds from Stark Enterprises and getting a temporary restraining order followed by a preliminary injunction from the judge to prevent tony from moving the money off-shore.

You asked.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Ghost Rider #33 (v3) : Blevins is letting his inner pre-Code horror comic book artist out to play.
 
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Shinderu Says:
Werewolf by Night #20 (v1) : Certainly an improvement compared to earlier issues but still not good...
 
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Deadpool7850 Says:
Marvel Mystery Comics #26g : Blatant Racism.
 
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Deadpool7850 Says:
Marvel Mystery Comics #26h : Loved how Angel suggested at the end that Armless Tiger Man should be set on the Nazi's then says:

"That is if the RAF have left any Factories standing in Germany."

Before giving a thumbs up to the reader, breaking the 4th Wall.
 
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Titens Says:
Iron Man #182 (v1) : Good issue, with good use of hard and emotional situations. But I don't get why Gretel didn't go to a public hospital that night, since unlike Tony she didn't want to die. Just like how Tony could have easily found shelter for the newborn once he made up his mind. I mean, i get they werewasted and with severe depression, but I still think Gretel could have made a bit more effort not to pointlessly die in that situation. Then again, it's not like these kind of things don't happen in real life
 
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butters911 Says:
Incredible Hulk #242 (v1) : Hulks greatest foe? Awesome! This issue will have the Hulk going up against the Leader or the Abomination. Cant wait to read it. I hope Im not disappointed....
 
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Johnny71181 Says:
Spider-Woman #44 (v1) : Apparently it gets even more confusing down the road. SPOILER FOR FURTHER DOWN THE ORDER: This story gets retconned and it turns out Viper actually isn't her mother, but was given some false memories.
 
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grayrender Says:
Fantastic Four #264 (v1) : I love the altWalt and Ben clobbering a Mickey Mouse knockoff.

I love that the crazy old billionaire had bunk science that Mole called out.
 
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Magik_Rune Says:
Tomb of Dracula #41 (v1) : For an horror title, this is actually quite good. Or I'm just used of reading so much worse.
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #174 (v1) : That's some really good work with the X-Men in this. It ties things together for readers who have only been reading the reprints and don't necessarily know everything that happens after they change costumes, but also answers the questions that people who had read the old X-Men run would have had. Plus, Jean got to kick some butt in this one!
 
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dano357 Says:
Gambit #1 (v4) : Oh my it's a Gambit solo series that might not be terrible! Promising start, let's just keep the Mengo Brothers out of this.
 
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Locust75 Says:
Werewolf by Night #10 (v1) : 2 stars for the Committee following an unSOUND plan!!!

Credit Due - At least the coloring is better this time!!!

?Question? - How did the Russell car get there? I guess Lissa drove it into town last issue??

Splash - Great panel of the Army of Fear turning over the cop car! Also the kid trying to get his comics!!

Sarnak - At least, he did have a cool mask! Since his face was fine; it makes you wonder about his arms. Was he wearing gloves? Was his army wearing masks and gloves as well?? Or did they all have bubonic plague or leprosy???

'Nuff Said - "The public has fallen into apathy, it feels too secure in its mediocrity."-The Late Sarnak
 
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Saithrenslot Says:
Avengers #81 (v1) : HA! Although I agree this is unbelievable, ignoring sloppy plot is sort of necessary to get from one page to the next in any of these comics. This early age of Marvel holds continuity, credulity, and consistency subservient to action scenes and drama.

I choose to approach these comics as though I were an anthropologist, combing through the works of a guild of historians made up of complete incompetents who were charged with documenting the lives of great heros. I understand that these historians were known to embellish, contradict, and misunderstand historical events and characters. Something -like- these events probably occurred buuut...
 
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metasynthie Says:
Daredevil #293 (v1) : Chichester's fine on Daredevil, but his Tombstone is much more insecure than the frightening and newly-empowered stoic stoneface from Spider-Man books, and his Punisher has a dead-set bloodthirst that's gotten nuanced and modulated (through his own titles) since his earliest appearances.
 
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grayrender Says:
Fantastic Four #263 (v1) : That "VAROOM" panel made me tbink of Days of Thunder. Anyone else?

Also, Reed is a full-blown shapeshifer now? That's new.

And kudos for finaly drawing a pregnant woman looking like she might be pregnant!
 
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dano357 Says:
Rogue #12 (v3) : I wasn't a huge fan of this arc, but I did like delving into this area of Rogue's past and wouldn't mind seeing more Blindspot. She's got some issues.
 
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dano357 Says:
Rogue #11 (v3) : Yeah I just can't get over the art in this one. Polaris in particular looks terrible. Bobby looks like the 1960's "snowball" version of Iceman.
 
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Parn Says:
Avengers #219 (v1) : Hate her, hate her, hate her. Hate moondragon, but a little less as a villain.
 
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grayrender Says:
Marvel Fanfare #15a (v1) : That wad sad, sweet, and funny all at once. Despite the slapstick, I felt like the shaded pencils and muted colors really convey the horrible loneliness of Ben's existence.
 
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Magik_Rune Says:
Tomb of Dracula #39 (v1) : Well, that Aurora chick sure wants the D.
 
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Magik_Rune Says:
Tomb of Dracula #36 (v1) : So... A camera INSIDE a jet (why is there in the first place?) takes a photo of Drac, or tries to, AND fetches secret data from Scotland Yard at the same time? Pre-internet times? How does that even work?
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Wolverine #23 (v2) : -Not sad to see the end of Tierra Verde.
 
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Kal Jenko Says:
Avengers West Coast #70 : Nice to see the return of Spider-Woman!
 
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Magik_Rune Says:
Marvel Preview #3 : That was nice. Really nice, actually. But I'm annoyed that the rules of vampirism transmission seem to just change all the time.
 
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ViolentPhlegm Says:
Ka-Zar #16 (v2) : What chance does a kid have when his parents name him Shartram?
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Shanna the She-Devil #5 (v1) : Shanna's adventures conclude with a desultory catfight. Only one lucky lady can reign as queen of the stick-on swimsuit! Blerg.

I don't think the failure of Marvel's three female comics is hard to understand. It was noble of Roy Thomas to hand much of the initial creative work to women, but the finished books dropped right into a hole in the market. Too liberated for the lads and too cheesecakey for female readers. And all of them featured storytelling flaws (growing worse over time) that encouraged initially-curious readers of any gender to stop buying the books.
 
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marvej Says:
Fantastic Four #9 (v1) : The random lighting was really lame..
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
The Spectacular Spider-Man #144... : So everybody suddenly knows "Tama", and yet she's never seen again. That's just weird.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Avengers West Coast #74 : Villains in this arc are totally forgettable, but I was amused by the island-nation idea and the team departures / shake-up were badly needed, especially since it was starting to feel weird (and happy-face nostalgic) for the messed-up couples like Janet/Hank and Bobbi/Clint to be getting back together like nothing happened.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Spider-Man #12 : I thought it was a little odd that Wolverine's only initial motivation was "they're killing helpless animals!" The only time he's cared about that before was with more intelligent beasts like Wendigo and Hunter-in-Darkness, and the bear who was shot by poison arrows -- which he considered dangerous cheating. I suppose this issue establishes that he's also there as a thinly plausible favor to Alpha Flight? But as with many McFarlane explanations, it feels like hasty plot-asides slapped on top of whatever story he wants to draw.

Also, I'm not sure why Puck and Spider-Man get the "baby-faced cartoon smiley doll" treatment while others get the two remaining McFarlane caricatures for men: "grotesquely proportioned nose/chin/fat" (which always reminds me of Plympton or Miyazaki) or "grim shadowy menacing." The doll-faced smiles are the creepiest by far, and make Peter Parker look like he's a lecherous 10-year-old.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain Marvel #17 (v1) : I don't know who was higher: Roy Thomas when he wrote the text at the bottom of page 15, or Gil Kane when he drew the dogs face on page 3.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Spider-Man #8 : McFarlane is getting marginally better at writing, but his version of Peter Parker's internal monologue sounds like a stuck-up, resentful teenager far more than the insecure but good-hearted dork that other writers tend to stick to. Or maybe it's just that McFarlane relies more on long internal monologue with various characters -- all these poster-style pages with "wicked awesome action pose!!" and nothing else actually happening require some kind of writing, I guess? -- so his own persona bleeds through quite a lot.
 
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Urgat Says:
Fantastic Four #75 (v1) : .5 ratings would have helped me soooooo often by now...
 
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Urgat Says:
Fantastic Four #75 (v1) : hmmm, I think that was the right decision and Idea...I also thought about it from the beginning of the fight. I think it saved them
 
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grayrender Says:
Alpha Flight #8b (v1) : I think it's funny how many Canadian landmarks are featured in Alpha Flight and how many cities in Canada are both named and characterized (like Montreal in this little arc). In 20 years of the Order, it seems like there are only a hanfyl of issues i. US cities other than NYC.

I also love that Byrne took the time to draw the street as cobblestone. I find that really charming.
 
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grayrender Says:
Alpha Flight #8a (v1) : I love that North guessed wronf as to Nemesis' identity.
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #173 (v1) : Wow, the Secret Empire is happy to show all its tricks to two random guys that one agent just met earlier that day. I thought they'd be a bit more exclusive.
 
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Locust75 Says:
Werewolf by Night #9 (v1) : 2 stars for Sarnak potty training Jack!!!

Pregnant With Destiny - It's hard to believe after this stellar preformance, but the Tatterdemalion will actually appear a lot more!!!

'Nuff Said - "Gently, gently...I must not squeeze too tightly!"-Touchy Feely Tatterdemalion
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #172 (v1) : Extra star for Banshee taking down Cap, Falcon and Cyclops.
 
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Urgat Says:
Fantastic Four #74 (v1) : ANd this is just the beginning of Marvel's Cosmic "Stuff"...we saw a glimpse of more with Cpt. Mar-Vell and it will get mor over the time...but yeah exciting times with this big hungry boy
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #171 (v1) : Cap overheard the sanitation crew saying they were actually there to discredit Cap further and turn him back into the cops, but that's not what lets him know they're working with the Committee. Oh no. They have his shield, so they must be bad.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Captain Britain #19 (v1) : That's gotta be the first mention of a Penthouse centerfold in the order!

And Dum Dum, that is never gonna be a funny joke...
 
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grayrender Says:
Alpha Flight #7b (v1) : For the ultimate one-up story withnyour pals, yeah. I think it would be worth it.
 
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grayrender Says:
Alpha Flight #7a (v1) : Multiple slow burning plot threads, all of which work. Byrne is a man on top of his game here.
 
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ViolentPhlegm Says:
Ka-Zar #20 (v2) : I'm not sure what sales were like, but they were publishing glowing praise in the lettercol in the months leading up to the cancellation. In this issue, they announced the cancellation but said it was because of a major upcoming project and included the hint that Marvel wasn't done with jungle comics. That project turned out to be Tarzan. I'm not sure if dropping Ka-Zar was a condition of the deal or Marvel just didn't want to jeopardize the new project by continuing publication of essentially the same character.
 
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TonyRolloBrownTown Says:
Incredible Hulk #116 (v1) : The launch code is 413? I mean I could of figured that one out.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Hells Angel #3 : This book is 33% neat technomagic ideas and 66% X-Men "Mary Sue" fan fiction.
 
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CHoban81 Says:
Savage She-Hulk #11 (v1) : "And maybe the Cubs will win the Series!"

Start runnin', lady! Go Cubs Go! 😉
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain Marvel #16 (v1) : I'll give this a somewhat reluctant 2 stars, for the debut of the classic costume, and the resolution to a major plot point.

Otherwise, it was a garbled mess.
 
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aliensummer Says:
Werewolf by Night #33 (v1) : Wow, three decent issues of Werewolf by Night in a row!
 
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logan49 Says:
Young Allies #9d (v1) : Aye, talk about getting your ears lowered!
 
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danico Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #304 (v1) : I like the Black Fox :)
 
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danico Says:
Classic X-Men #25b : Seemed unnecessary, but did love the art
 
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Drax Says:
Deathlok #1 (v2) : This felt more like an epilogue to the limited series than a first issue of the new on-going series.
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Iron Man #61 (v1) : Oh, snap, Masked Marauder. You're the second-best c-list Daredevil villain holding a city to ransom for a billion bucks this month. You're second-best to Stilt-Man, Masked Marauder. You hear me? Stilt-Man! (See DD #102, a better comic than this in every respect.)
 
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Deadpool7850 Says:
Mystic Comics #7h (v1) : Interesting story .. sadly it's let down by weak characters.
 
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Deadpool7850 Says:
Mystic Comics #7e (v1) : Agreed.
 
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Neskit Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #192 (v1) : Spider-Man has been grabbing A LOT of people by the neck in the last few issues... you think he would be sensitive about neck wounds... after Gwen and all...
 
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Neskit Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #190 (v1) : This would have been better had Man Wolf not disapeared in a flash of light..
 
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Neskit Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #189 (v1) : Wasnt John fixed/cured?.. need more info on whats going on here.
 
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Neskit Says:
Nova #21 (v1) : And Nova is out of the closet.
 
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Neskit Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : Carrion was interesting more before his reveal...
 
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Gecko Says:
Wolverine #36 (v2) : the things we learn from reading comics :)
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Captain America #164 (v1) : It's becoming clear that the '73 Bullpen is sick of superheroes. They yearn to tell horror, fantasy, and sci-fi stories - and also, most grossly, to obsess over jailbait girls. (This issue was published the same month as the Man-Thing story that put underage Jennifer Kale in a super-skimpy sorceress bikini.)

I think that's the point of Cap's snap psychoanalysis here - Nightshade is a teenaged girl trying on the role of sexpot villainess, and the results are disturbing in many ways.

Alan Weiss is a talented anatomist. His Cap looks terrific below the neck, and though Nightshade in a leather bikini feels conceptually filthy, she is drawn with skill. The picked-at-random facial expressions are less thrilling. Are Cap and Falcon fighting through alternating waves of constipation and diarrhea, or what? The werewolves are also rendered with embarrassing generic-ness for the central role they play in the plot.

There's a lot of good ideas here, but I think what was missing was the lash of a better editor. Somebody really should have grabbed this before it was inked and called out things like Nick Fury cosplaying Thundarr the Barbarian for no reason, the repeated mismatches between drawn faces and written feelings, and the accidental word-balloon-switcharoo on page 5.
 
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Neskit Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : Spidey is sick again.. something is always wrong with him...
 
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Neskit Says:
Man-Thing #5 (v2) : Another implied dark dark thing in this series... implied gang rape... horrible..
 
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bill_the_cat Says:
Captain America #315 (v1) : Porky, I'm giving you the 5 stars for the first time. Too bad you had to die to do it.
 
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JWC Says:
Punisher War Journal #19 (v1) : A three-star issue and unquestionably a five-star cover.
 
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GroovyGolem Says:
Fantastic Four #88 (v1) : Oh, and "hot buns."

Why yes, I'll have seconds, please.
 
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GroovyGolem Says:
Fantastic Four #88 (v1) : I always like seeing Kirby draw the FF in their civilian clothing. The Thing always looks particularly snazzy.

I also like those issues where we see Reed sort of taking a moment to put himself back together after an extreme stretching effort. For the most part he usually just snaps back into shape, but every now and then we see him sprawled out on the floor, limbs everywhere, as he tries to pull himself back into shape.

And just how long have the team been gone at the beginning of this issue? Sue says of Franklin "he still remembers us!"
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain Marvel #15 (v1) : This had all the bad science of a 1963 Torch story, with all the overblown pseudo-philosophy of a 1969 Surfer story.

This was a very difficult read.

 
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marvej Says:
Fantastic Four #7 (v1) : Like already commented, this is filled with plotholes. But nevertheless a good issue. Fantastic four comics are the best ones so far.
 
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grayrender Says:
New Mutants #13 (v1) : And I think cartoon Xavier was a little truer to the comic book than Stewart, mostly because cartoon Xavier was sterner and slightly dickish.
 
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grayrender Says:
Uncanny X-Men #178 (v1) : My next thank you card is going to be a picture of me in a heart-shaped bed.
 
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Hoshizora Says:
Thor #302 (v1) : I do have to say, that illustration of Thor lifting the table with people on it was pretty awesome. Too bad it looks like we're heading back to earth again.
 
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Hoshizora Says:
Thor #300 (v1) : The first truly five star Thor story in my opinion. It very satisfactorily pays off on everything that came before it and has an epic battle where the characters are in genuine peril with proper suspense and drama, as well as solid artwork.
 
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grayrender Says:
Uncanny X-Men #177 (v1) : I would have preferred more muted coloring as has become the 80s norm, but damn, everything else in this issue just worked so well. Claremont is laying the groundwork for Cipher, makes an innane villian have a realistic purpose, and just generally seems to be on another level from his writer contemporaries.
 
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Saithrenslot Says:
Captain America #131 (v1) : Yay. Let's all gather around a watch Marvel beat it's favourite dead horse: Bucky Barns...

The best part about this is that the evil Baron was driven to wear a tissue over his head. Evil.
 
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Titens Says:
Secret Wars #12 : In short, a totally average arc, with horrible characters, a grand yet stupid plot, fun at times, annoying like hell almost in every single issue, and in general a poorly executed arc that could have been so much better.
 
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Titens Says:
Secret Wars #11 : First of all, I enjoyed this issue a lot, and even gave it 4 stars. Because it was fun, easy to read, and sometimes awesome. But still, I can't get over the fact that everyone rejects Doom like that, because the argument is basically "no man should be allowed to wield that power". So basically, every god should be made to give up their power: here comes the first, Thor being made and enemy. But even if they can't destroy galaxies, some guys have the power to destroy worlds: and so binary star for example should also be made an enemy. And then every hero who can possibly destroy cities, and in the end, all superheroes should be given a leash or be destroyed. And there you have it, Cap was the father of civil war, and was on IM's side.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain America #119 (v1) : Boo. They could have had Cap and Falcon pull through, and then have AIM destroy the cube, but instead, Skull wins, and then the heroes are saved by Deus ex Modok. Highly unsatisfying ending.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain America #118 (v1) : The timeline on this arc is screwy, and the less said about Capskull's disguise, the better, but I enjoyed the parts with Falcon. The training montage was good, and I like the costume. I particularly like the inclusion of the Falconry Glove on one hand. This early incarnation seems to be more about having a falcon, than being a falcon.
 
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Titens Says:
Secret Wars #10 : It seems he used his armor when the beyonder aproached him. It all points to that.
As for the rest, this might be the first issue of this series that I actually liked. All the flaws are still there, but Doom's parts were great. Total Badass. In fact, this is the one character that I've actually liked more than the one from his own comic.
 
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Neskit Says:
Man-Thing #4 (v2) : Mordo killed a month old baby...
 
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Titens Says:
Secret Wars #9 : So... Reed can't let Galactus die since every life is precious, even if it obviously meant the death of billions, but now he has no problem letting his teammates die at all, for the greater good of the universe. Still, even if it means contradicting Byrne's writing, I'm gonna say that his reasoning here actually makes sense, while saving Galactus' life in the first place was the stupid and unforgivable choice that will forever make me dislike Byrne and the FF.
But again, Shooter's problems with characterization makes me wonder if he even read de issues at all.
 
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Neskit Says:
Doctor Strange #40 (v2) : Great.. they are bringing Man-Things horribleness into Doctor Stranges weirdness... cant wait!
 
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Neskit Says:
Doctor Strange #39 (v2) : I know Doctor Strange comics can be a little out there... but this was hard to follow...
 
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Neskit Says:
Man-Thing #3 (v2) : I dont get sending Man Thing to the mountains and the snow, what purpose did this give for him story wise...
 
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Neskit Says:
Man-Thing #2 (v2) : The first issue started good... and now they just took man thing out of the SWAMP!
 
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Neskit Says:
Doctor Strange #38 (v2) : Owl-Snake-Lions!!!!
 
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DarianRogue Says:
Marvel Mystery Comics #4f : I don't say this often. I tend to find at least a little bit of good in every story I read, every show I watch, every game I play...

I can't find any here. I'd give it 0 stars, if this site let me. It's awful. Horrible writing, an abrupt ending, bad artwork, and generally a state of being not good.
 
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Neskit Says:
Spider-Woman #16 (v1) : I found the issue with your social problems... now remove your clothes and lay on this table... and she DID this?
 
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Rheavon Says:
Doc Savage #4 (v2) : Exposition! Also, what a friend Doc Savage would be to have. Sit back and watch your minions....cause it has to be minions at this point attempt to kill each other. How is it that Ham and Monk hate each other so much anyway? They are only ever pranking each other. At least with Thing and Torch, Torch is sassy to everyone and Thing just happens to be the one insulted by it.
 
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jwerth Says:
X-Men #47b (v1) : Yes, Joe and Sam Rosen were brothers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Rosen
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #170 (v1) : I agree with the hand maiden - what the hell was Leila saying then?!
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #169 (v1) : There are so many reasons why Falcon could choose the Panther to help him, or they could actually meet or something, but no. Just dropping in a bit of casual racism instead. Because bigotry has never been exclusively white.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Captain Britain #17 (v1) : I thought the plot seemed rather jumbled. Jumping from gassed to not gassed, entering and then re-entering(?) the manor. The page order mix-up explains things.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Werewolf by Night #6 (v1) : I never look forward to these issues of this series, but the story was clear at least, and the art was a delight. Every patron and performer at the carnival was totally unique!
 
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grayrender Says:
Captain America #291 (v1) : A villian with a believable motivation and a hero that is not a jerk. Refreshing read.
 
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grayrender Says:
Incredible Hulk #293 (v1) : I'm giving this 5 and I am suspending disbelief and choosing to imagine that Bruce hired some painters and plumbers and connected these houses to the existing sewer lines. If the machines he builds in his lab are any indication, he should be able to lay some tile and wire up a domestic electrical system without breaking a sweat.

To me, finally dealing realistically with the massive human fallout that must accompany our heroes is worth 5 stars even if Mantlo's execution is less than perfect.
 
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melvillean Says:
Machine Man #3 (v1) : It's raining Machine Men / Hallelujah, it's raining Machine Men
 
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flushin Says:
Defenders #38 (v1) : Yeah, Cage, you're absolutely right - hypsters are the worst!
 
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Ice Says:
Venus #19a : I actually really like the evolution (if you can call it that) of the Venus book over these 19 issues. It's like it touched on just about everything Marvel/Atlas/Timely were trying to do with genre books at the time. There's even a little ol' west in one story.

This series was all over the place, quality wise. But, there's something really fascinating about a story slowly morphing from RomCom silliness to existential Lovecraftian horror.

Great cover on this one too.
 
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Katryn Says:
Power Man #20 : Here's the problem with records, even if Cottonmouth had kept them - they wouldn't have shown that Stryker stole the drugs. Because if Cottonmouth had known that, Stryker would have been dead much earlier.
 
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Ice Says:
Marvel Tales #106a (v1) : That was a pretty great movie monster story! Great twist at the beginning, which is always a nice touch in a horror story. I liked the references to classic 20th century monster movies (Boris, eh? I've heard that name before!) and, let's be honest, a film shot over at the Frankenstein place would make a great movie.
 
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VirtualAdept Says:
Hulk Comics UK #1b : This taught me that Merlyn is a different way to spell Merlin. I wonder if that is the UK way of spelling it like Colour vs Color. Also, it is good to see that we have consolidated at least two of the merlins in marvel into one character.
 
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VirtualAdept Says:
Hulk Comics UK #9d : Up until '33. But yeah long time ago compared to the stuff currently in the 70 - 80's
 
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Ice Says:
Patsy and Hedy #6a : I wonder how many comic loving kids in the 50's looked at these books and realized all the covers have a variation on basically the exact same easy joke.


"Hey, isn't that guy who's with the female protagonist of this book upset that he's not catching fish/eating a sandwich/doing some other activity?"
"Nope! He's more interested in the female protagonist of this book!"
 
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Russ Says:
Defenders #14 (v1) : Hey, who else were they going to offer a spot to on the Defenders? Who else can rock a beak like that? (And I'm realizing how wrong that last question was as I typed it!)

So now we have Nighthawk on the team. As the "Batman" of the Squadron Sinister we can assume he has no actual power set, so it'll be interesting to see what he actually brings to the team. I also think it's funny how this rich guy decides to be a run-of-the-mill-albeit-costumed criminal, since he's already made his money without having to steal it. At least that's what I believe is implied about him.

Nebulon's reveal was one of the weirder ones we've seen in the Order so far. At least now we have an idea of what to expect to see if Squidward works out and takes steroids.

2 stars. Wasn't horrible, but it shouldn't have worked. Especially where it concerns Namor, who would probably love a chance to have the surface world eliminated.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain America #116 (v1) : There were parts of this I liked, but it was weighed down by the opening scene (Oh steve, you're alright. Let's just leave the Skull alone in your apartment. I'm sure that will be fine), and the avengers fight (Look, I know I look like the Skull, but I'm not, and I'm not going to fight you. Hear me out. NOPE! *punch*)

I will say, Steve staying on the embankment with centrifugal force might be the first scientific thing that Stan got mostly right. Good going, Stan!
 
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Nsmash Says:
Hero for Hire #3 : Cage is the best character Marvel has produced since Peter Parker.
 
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owenneil Says:
Power Pack #5 (v1) : This actually reminds me a lot of the modern Ms. Marvel (some of the only modern marvel I have read). It's not as good,, but this is fun and feels like an 80s/90s cartoon.
 
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Russ Says:
Defenders #13 (v1) : Recommended listening for this issue: "The Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie, or the pretty good cover version by Nirvana would work, too.

Of course, I'm tempted to write a new song for one of the issue's guest stars: "Nighthawk the Bird-Nosed Traitor!" Hey, with a face-mask like that, who'd take you seriously? I don't think even Adam West would be caught wearing something like that.

Then again, with the Squadron Sinister being obvious knock-offs of the Justice League, it's pretty hard to take all of them seriously. And the suppression of Dr. Spectrum's power prism's personality (try to say that five times fast) took away an extra dimension from that character; I enjoyed that prism's trash talking in the Iron Man arc. I also liked Nighthawk's insinuation that Whizzer is just plain bat-sh*t crazy.

3 stars. I wonder, what's Nebulon interesting in our little planet anyway? Does he see Earth as a fixer-upper? Maybe a little bed-and-breakfast place for passing alien ships fleeing Galactus?
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Man-Thing #3 (v1) : I'm going to Disney World! wait...
 
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Durango55 Says:
Spider-Woman #1 (v1) : Am I remembering incorrectly or didn't Chauncy and Trevor get sucked into the mystery box back in MTIO?
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain America #115 (v1) : +1 star for Skull trying to crack Cap.

-1 star for the *ugh* Teen Brigade.

As an aside, Skull refers to the events of ToS#81 as 'months ago', when the book was nearly 3 years ago. Is this the first instance of the sliding timescale?
 
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fragsel Says:
Mystic Comics #5g (v1) : That was really shitty...


 
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JonahBlack Says:
Captain America #114 (v1) : This whinging over his secret identity is super tedious.

Agent 13, and the appearance of the Red Skull at the end, saved this from a 1 star
 
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DarianRogue Says:
Marvel Mystery Comics #4e : Actually a pretty compelling introduction to these characters. I'm a bit disappointed that Dick Gardner seems to be a one-off, because he was pretty cool too, but I look forward to future actions of Electro and Zog.
 
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Shinderu Says:
Doctor Strange #1 (v2) : Amazing debut issue for his (second) own mag. Good writing, great art!
 
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DarianRogue Says:
Marvel Mystery Comics #4b : 2 stars. This would be better if there was any actual explanation about Butch's existence. It's still early, so it's excusable in a way, but even by those standards it's kind of nonsensical. Not to mention the story is generally not that exciting.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Daredevil #102 (v1) : What's with all the chubbins talk in this issue? DD calls two different guys "chubbins", neither of whom seem at all overweight... oh right Matt's blind. 😜
 
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Katryn Says:
Power Man #19 : It's difficult to be threatening with a white monobrow.
 
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Katryn Says:
Power Man #18 : Whatever happened to suing people? Seriously, lawyers must be struggling in the Marvel universe, everyone goes the whole revenge route. Well, defence lawyers are probably doing well.
 
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Shinderu Says:
Marvel Team-Up #21 (v1) : This was pretty good for an an issue of Team-Up.
 
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grayrender Says:
Incredible Hulk #292 (v1) : Circus of Crime, the donkey show of Marvel villians
 
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grayrender Says:
Uncanny X-Men #176 (v1) : Oof. Scott stays on earth because he is afraid of becoming hard and cruel like his father. Given what he is like in the 2010+ comics, he fails miserably in that regard
 
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fragsel Says:
Marvel Mystery Comics #17b : That was so absurd...
I loved it!!!!
 
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Vancelot Says:
Captain America #313 (v1) : It would be 3 stars but they want to give us another Teen Brigade. Get right the f*** out, Marvel.
 
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Katryn Says:
Power Man #17 : I love that in the middle of their fight, Cage just gives in to go home. Job done, see you later. And Iron Man is left for a second wondering what the hell just happened.
 
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Hoshizora Says:
Thor #295 (v1) : Seriously... for the Eye being so insistent on only answering one question, he seems perfectly willing to go out of his way to explain far beyond the scope of what's necessary to answer Thor's question...
 
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owenneil Says:
Power Pack #1 (v1) : Not exactly what I suspected. Interesting at least, if not very amazing. Curious how this goes, but the comments here make me nervous.
 
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jwerth Says:
Avengers #181 (v1) : There's a lot of good stuff in this issue. Nice work by Byrne, especially on that creative splash page. Michelinie's script is really strong too. I enjoyed Beast and Wonder Man talking about why people are so into superheroes, but I thought Hawkeye's "Is a bear Catholic?" stole the show. When's the last time we got such a fun line, that's not just the same old style of telling comic book stories?
 
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owenneil Says:
Fantastic Four #18 Annual : What exactly were the Kree and Skrulls planning to do with the result of that combat? Would one side give up and surrender? That seems unlikely, making the whole thing pretty dumb.
 
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Russ Says:
Daredevil #112 (v1) : Recommended listening for this story, and this arc: "Hatred (A Duet)" by the Kinks. Seems appropriate that this is also one of the last things the Davies brothers did together.

I'm inclined to agree with @TheAmazingGatorMan here; some of these Daredevil arcs, this one included, seems to take some wild chances. And while some of them tend to fall flat, the ones that don't end up better than they should've. The Mandrill/Black Spectre arc is an excellent example of the latter.

So, a psychological shock breaks the Widow free of Mandrill's influence? Kind of a stretch there, unless Natasha's Widow training made it a little easier to shake the mind control free. Other than that, there was no real reason the Mandrill should've swayed the Widow so easily. Nor was there an explanation for how Shanna was resistant to said control.

The Avengers and the Fantastic Four unavailable? Let's go to the map....

- The Avengers were likely in New York at the time of this story. They'd stopped a Thanos-ordered invasion in Avengers #125.

- The Fantastic Four were also in New York, having recently stopped Dr. Doom and a missile that was supposed to "rob everyone of their personalities" (ie, turn people into carbon copies of my ex-girlfriend) in Fantastic Four #143-144. Plus, the Thing was active in this arc, as depicted in Marvel Two-in-One #3 where we also saw Reed.

There might be a hidden story here about the two teams searching for a bomb that may or may not exist while Daredevil, Widow and Shanna were dealing with the main threat. We'd probably get a one-shot of that search if this arc were published today.

3 stars.
 
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Titens Says:
Secret Wars #8 : I agree with bill_the_cat on the suit nature. I even think that this is the introduction of a black suit, Venom will be born out of someone else's brain in the future.
 
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Titens Says:
Secret Wars #7 : "I can't help you because I'm crazy as a loon... loon, loon, loon..." It was so hard not dropping this comic after that line... so hard.
 
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Locust75 Says:
Strange Tales #171 (v1) : Just 1 star. I'd rather watch Baron Samedi from James Bond doing 7UP commercials!!!

'Nuff Said - "I am not only the Lord of the Loa, Samedi--but the Master of all Reptiles--"-Lizard King
 
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Titens Says:
Secret Wars #6 : This series keeps on getting worse every issue... or maybe my patiente is just running out.
At this point, I can say there's something about the size of the conflict, or something related to that, that keeps me going. Because everything else is terrible, especially the x-men treatment(which happen to be my favorite team at this point of the order).
 
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Hertz1991 Says:
Tales of Suspense #63a (v1) : And thus ends the stupid story arc of Tony Stark being dead and Happy and Pepper being complete morons. The villain was stupidly forgettable, and his identity (not like we care at all) was telegraphed from the beginning.

Overall a pretty bad issue, but I'm looking forward to the story moving on after all this Tony's death mischief...
 
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Russ Says:
Daredevil #111 (v1) : Oddly, this issue was much better than last issue. But sigh, now both the ladies in this arc are captured. I know this is DD's mag and he's the hero, but....

Silver Samurai's first appearance was pretty cool though. Gotta love a guy who talks about honor while he's really nothing more than a hired hand. It should be fun to see his character evolve over time, especially when we get to the stories explaining his connection to Wolverine.

3 stars.
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
Thor #339 (v1) : They like his horse... face.
 
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Russ Says:
Daredevil #110 (v1) : Mandrill from Shanna's short-lived mag is the secret head of Black Spectre? Uhmm, wow. I was pretty underwhelmed by his appearances back then and I'm a bit underwhelmed now. That said, this arc is better than I ever had a right to expect. At least so far.

As far as Mandrill's and Nekra's origin stories, they were just off the wall crazy. The interpretation of human mutation here would deviate some from this as time passes in the Marvel Universe, and this origin does seem very 70s. And the nature of Mandrill's hypnotic abilities? Must've gotten a pretty enthusiastic thumbs-up from Stan and/or Roy at the time.

Pretty clearly, this whole arc now stands revealed as a vehicle to conclude Shanna's story, and Daredevil's connection to Ka-Zar made this title a worthwhile choice for such a conclusion. So why do I feel like this arc has already fallen flat on its face well before its conclusion?

2 stars. Only Steve Gerber's penchant for absurd satire kept this story believable, but that's about all this arc has going for it anymore.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Thor #339 (v1) : I like how multiple Asgardian women seem romantically interested in Bill already! Sif and the healer woman are both into him!
 
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phogbear Says:
Marvel Spotlight #1 (v2) : Feels like the never ending story......not the good one.

Really convenient the alien space suits fit humans perfectly.
 
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phogbear Says:
Captain Marvel #62 (v1) : The letter column didn't say why the canceled this title only to bring CM back a few months later. It's strange because if it was low sales I wouldn't think that CM would headline the new title.
 
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bigcat1969 Says:
Daredevil #65 (v2) : If I understand right the Spiderman pages were done by a cover artist, so they were one or two images and a column of text and not a traditional comic book page.

Interesting to see all the different styles. Sadly I liked the last couple pages done by the 'real' series artist the least.
 
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phogbear Says:
Captain Marvel #61 (v1) : The story is a bit boring, everyone is betraying Isaac and Rick Jones is back. Not a good issue.

I'm sure chaos would have betrayed too, if he had lived long enough.
 
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samholmes1313 Says:
Iron Man #2 (v1) : Do the girls on the yacht think that Tony drowned? I mean they had to notice by now that they don't have a captain anymore...
 
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Thor316 Says:
Journey into Unknown Worlds #37c... : This story is not in this issue ...
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Incredible Hulk #124 (v1) : Oh for the love of Stan Lee, Talbot! Have you been paying any attention?

I think this is the first arc of Hulk that I really liked. I wish the ramifications were more...significant...rather than Ross and Talbot just going back to chasing the hulk, but it was a tight story, with the kind of pathos traditional to Hulk.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Incredible Hulk #123 (v1) : You know, Ross, you could have asked the FF, or the Avengers, or SHIELD to help you guard that tripod. Any of them would do *at least* as good a job as Banner/Hulk.

I think you're just mad your white whale was taken away, Ahab.
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #5 Annual : I could only give this one 3 stars. Leiber is a good artist but with him and Romita, Spider-Man has stagnated art-wise. The Red Skull was a great idea for a villain but as has been pointed out above, this was really a James Bond story with Spider-Man. It wasn't Amazing and it wasn't Spectacular but it was okay. The stuff at the back was great, especially Li'l Abner as Spiderman, but not enough to give it another star.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Thor #338 (v1) : "I will fight no more, forever." Balder quoting Chief Joseph?
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #168 (v1) : Locking him up isn't the answer? Cap has obviously never heard of a psychiatric ward.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Thor #394 (v1) : If you have to do a clip show, this is a fun way to do it at least.
 
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bill_the_cat Says:
Thor #368 (v1) : Wow, Thug Thatcher, that is reaching way back!
 
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metasynthie Says:
Thor #433 (v1) : What the 90s apparently needs is a Thor that says "this is the 90s, man!"
 
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metasynthie Says:
Thor #432 (v1) : Interesting contrast of human-level drama (including Code Blue action) with a divine blood taboo that's right out of Greek mythology (or tragic plays, to be more precise)
 
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metasynthie Says:
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.... : Impressive level of action, but it's hard to care about this massive loss of life when we barely knew that all these fresh-faced cadets existed, much less got to know them. Jasper Sitwell and the others dead during the Deltite incident still feel 100x more real as characters, so despite the epic action this is "student body refrigerated to motivate Fury's revenge" to me.
 
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samholmes1313 Says:
Captain America #105 (v1) : Pleae stop bringing back Batroc... or at least make him mute...
 
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HeffElf Says:
Astonishing Tales #35 (v1) : Ryder said they were in The Matrix! Does that make Deathlok proto-Neo?
 
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Ice Says:
Combat Kelly #1a (v1) : I get that Combat Kelly is supposed to be a gung ho badass hero type, but that cover is just hilarious to me.
Exactly one panel after saying everything'll be fine if he rushes the enemy, he runs out of ammo, then everything explodes!
 
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HeffElf Says:
Astonishing Tales #34 (v1) : Woo hoo! Snowcrash Deathlok! Pretty cool given the time frame! I hope Somewhere in Time Eddie...uh I mean Deathlok wins!
 
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Ice Says:
Strange Tales #3b (v1) : I really like the threat of nonexistence as a horror story idea. It's one of those things that can really get under your skin. "What if I just didn't exist anymore and nobody even knew?"

The story returning a couple times to the picture of the three friends was a good move, too. They felt a little less flimsy than your average one off characters of this era.

This story is also, I believe, the first appearance so far of John Romita Sr.
 
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Saithrenslot Says:
Daredevil #66 (v1) : When DD is struck across the brow, page 11, we get a glimpse of the contents of his skull as a white, sand-like material leaks from a puncture wound in his forehead. Given what this indicates for the condition of DD's frontal lobe, I can begin to understand the cause of his chronic behavioural issues.

Forgive Sand-Brain for he know not what he do.
 
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