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Titens Says:
Fantastic Four #244 (v1) : I really don't get how this issue has a 4 stars rating. There's no action at all (which is fine), and the plot is basically "Reed's decides to save Galactus life even knowing that at some point he'll kill billions, and after doing that he sends Galactus in a search for planets that are perfect for him (a feat Galactus with his far more advanced technology couldn't achieve, yet he does in 10 minutes in a destroyed building), and when the problem arrises that he doesn0t have enough energy for the travel, Franky out of the blue proposes to become the new Herald, even if this wouldn't help the energy problem at all since he already knew where to go, and in fact would cost him even more energy. At this point, Galactus is convinced by Franky's motivation, which is not even explained in the issue, to be perfect and so he makes her his Herald, and departs Earth acting like best friends of the people he just tried to eat".

Seriously, this is as bad as it gets. What's next, Reed defending Thanos death crusade since love is his read motivation?

This is a 2 stars issue that shows again that no matter how bad it is, Galactus always seems to get 4 every time he appears.
 
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Titens Says:
Fantastic Four #243 (v1) : And it was going so well up to that last pannel. I'll still give it the 4 stars it deserves, because it was a good issue, but now I have the strange feeling of hating an issue that I really liked.

And in my mind it helps thinking that the real reason Reeds chose to save him was only so that FF could keep getting easy four stars.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Uncanny X-Men #241 (v1) : I love payoff issues like this where all the threads comne together. Also digging the slow demonic turns for Wolvie et. al.
 
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Titens Says:
Fantastic Four #240 (v1) : I have to agree, this was a bad issue... more annoying than bad I guess. On one side, it's pretty much entertaining and has a fast pace, which keeps it being easy to read, which is the only reason I'm giving this 3 stars I guess. On the other hand,it tries to do so many things (the war, maximus death, pietro's son, the plague, the kidnapping of Medusa, the exodus, and more) and fails, hard, at each one of them. I could start pointing out every problem, every thing wrong with this issue, but the list would be extremely long and pointless. But Byrne so far has been a totally average writer so far (and the average so far in the order is pretty bad).
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #6 : The final fight was f-ing epic! Freaking girl power between Yukio, Mariko and Shadowcat. And seeing Berzerker Wolvie was badass!
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #5 : And we finally have a Shadowcat. I never liked Sprite or Ariel. The last page was epic. To kinda sorta quote Europe... "It's the final showdown!"

Aaaand I got that song stuck in your head.
 
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Russ Says:
Werewolf by Night #14 (v1) : This one did end up better than I thought it would, given the villain and the overall plot. Taboo wanted his son to live by transplanting some guy's mind into his son's body? I kind of want to think that's like saying the ugly sweater I got at Christmas was okay because it came in a cool box.

I was also a little surprised at the ending. The feud between Jack and his step-father/uncle was a plot point they actually could've kept going for awhile, but honestly I'm glad it was resolved. It's the first sign of overall plot advancement in this title in quite awhile.

3 stars. Kind of feels like a new beginning, and the first monster-crossover is on the horizon; it's got me intrigued.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Darkhawk #16 : Peristrike force sounds like a measurement of gastrointestinal system function.
 
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Russ Says:
Werewolf by Night #13 (v1) : Man, they've really ramped up the sex and innuendo in this title the past few issues. The scene with Jack, Sam and Clary doea allude to the notion that Clary's acting job is in a porn film. The CCA still lets this go? And of course, that little honey Topaz. Whew, I think she's cast a spell on me!

Some misdirection on the cover, though. (Surprised? Not me) It hints that Taboo is the name of the monster, when it's actually the name of the sorcerer. And he claims he's the last of a dying breed? Excuse me, Taboo, but some guy named Doctor Strange would like to have a word with you.

2 stars, though that's quite a cliffhanger they set up.
 
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GruvTrain Says:
Avengers #16 (v1) : Honestly, the lack of a villain in this issue bored me.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #4 : I get a Karate Kid meets Ninja Gaiden vibe here.
 
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GruvTrain Says:
Avengers #15 (v1) : That's just bad prison practice. Not only are they in the same cell, they still have their costumes.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #3 : 4th star for the last page. Otherwise, I agree that this is just like DD in Japan, and Wolverine in Japan.
 
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GruvTrain Says:
Fantastic Four #38 (v1) : Thef**kis a Q-bomb?
 
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ClownShoes Says:
Marvel Graphic Novel #5 : Several great Magneto scenes in this. Loved seeing him throw down on the Purifiers!
 
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GruvTrain Says:
Journey into Mystery #1 Annual : Why is Loki going with Thor to Jotunheim? Isn't he in some sort of Asgardian prison?

Why is this fight so honorable? Picking a fight over who gets to cross a bridge first (which neither of them get to do after Hercules destroys it) is something that a stereotypical drunk would do.

Despite the lack of any plot that makes sense, it was a good fight.
 
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mrtc2003 Says:
X-Men #23 (v1) : Thank goodness Roy Thomas' writing improved before he took over my beloved Avengers. These past few issues have been pretty weak.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Uncanny X-Men #188 (v1) : Black people are human, and bleed the same color everyone else does, but it doesn't stop people from discriminating against them. I can totally see the mutant hysteria here not being some fake, over-pushed plot. It's very real.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Uncanny X-Men #187 (v1) : Curious... who owns the Dire Wraiths? Marvel? Or the guys who own ROM?
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : No one has an answer why the Answer appears to be an answer to the question that needs answering about who the worst spider-man villain is that answers to another villain whose only answer is to decry Spider-Man's answering existence. I hope that's helps, @Geeky.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #79 : I think it is hilarious that Zaran feels the need to keep establishing himself as a fisherman.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Uncanny X-Men #240 (v1) : It's satisfying to see the X-Men get to upper hand on the Marauders, even though I know what's coming.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Sensational She-Hulk #40 : And with the jump rope gag John Byrne is officially dead to me. He is past his sell by date and stinking up the fridge.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Captain America #364a (v1) : -Overall I enjoyed this arc, but I thought the ending was a bit "dumbed down."
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #258 (v1) : The current run in the order has been phenomenal! So much going on with this issue... looks like MJ is finally going to hook up with Parker finally, the symbiote looks chilling at the end, and the parts with the Fantastic Four are funny. Oh yeah, and Hobgoblin doing his thing, can't forget that. Damn good issue.
 
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Vancelot Says:
Captain America #306 (v1) : This is how all world leaders should speak.
"Sup America"
"Yo Britain. How's it going"
"HAVE you seen Canada"
"He was with France yesterday"
"Lets grab Germany and get a beer"
 
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skalchemist Says:
Wolverine #55 (v2) : Extra star for Jubliee asking the question on everyone's mind.
 
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Vancelot Says:
Captain America #305 (v1) : This was pretty terrible. The note he left was pretty hysterical though.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
X-Men #45a (v1) : This issue is emblematic of my x-perience (sorry) with X-Men thus far in the order. There's a lot to like in this issue, concept- and plot-wise, but it's outweighed by inconsistencies (how does Cyclops's power work? Does it cut, or melt, or is it force? How does he rest it if it's always on?), dialogue problems (Nobody tells Cyclops to stop!) and very uneven art (quicksilver is posed like Toad in a few places).

The end result is that I just don't *enjoy* reading it.
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #163 (v1) : The villains weren't as bad as I was expecting, but given how very little I have missed Cobra, I'd say the bar wasn't set very high.
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #115 (v1) : I am getting fed up with Mr. Conway's new party trick: Shoving a dangling plot thread in the reader's face at the end of his story like it's some kind of resolution. He did it with the New Gods in Thor #203, and now here it is in Spidey.

"Hammerhead escapes with a mysterious something and gloats about how it'll turn Ock into his willing partner next time around! Tune in 15 issues from now when we finally maybe pay this off!"

I know dangling plot threads are a fixture of comics, or maybe of any ongoing long-term narrative. I know they're not bad in and of themselves. But Mr. Conway is using them like they can satisfy the reader's need for closure all by themselves. They can't, and they make these stories hugely disappointing.

Spidey's Ulcer turning into a potent villain in its own right is pretty disappointing, too. Is this gonna go away soon or should we go ahead and make it its own "character appearance" entry under villains?
 
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JonahBlack Says:
X-Men #44a (v1) : What is this I don't even
 
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Vancelot Says:
Skull the Slayer #8 : This was pretty terrible overall. It mostly didn't make sense and had no cohesion. They were originally 222 million years in the past. Then they fell down to farther ahead in time, but it still said 222 million years. The story of why they're chasing Scilly makes no sense. It was disjointed and inexplicably confusing. Bye bye.
 
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Vancelot Says:
Skull the Slayer #7 : I must have slept in class the day where they covered the POWs getting to just go home if they said they were just following orders.
 
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Vancelot Says:
Skull the Slayer #5 : This is a giant mess with nobody to root for.
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
The Punisher #93 (v2) : That was dark...
 
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StrictSnow Says:
Tales to Astonish #87a (v1) : Oh a character limit lovely.

I basically said that the first six issues of Hulk were bad with lame lame lame villains, Hank and Jan were a guilty pleasure. Anthology titles got 0 stars and Solo Torch and Thing got negative five stars.
 
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StrictSnow Says:
Tales to Astonish #87a (v1) : Here we are. #500 in the order, unless some more weird anthology titles are added, and the end of a plodding Namor arc. Hopefully they go somewhere with him next.

The round-up:
So, because I'm sure someone totally asked for this, I'm going to give a rough overview of my favorites in the order so far. I figure I'll do this every hundred issues or so from now on. I'll do the past 500 for now because this the first time.

***** Spider-Man and Fantastic Four. Spider-Man came out swinging and hasn't stopped yet, while Fantastic Four overcame a fairly rough start to become the series that I'm looking forward to most, besides Spidey.

**** Thor and X-Men. Though X-Men hasn't been good for the past few issues, the story around the Juggernaut arc or near it was really good. Thor was kinda dumb at first but it's definitely gone pretty far, and has a lot more potential now that we're seeing Asgard more and more

*** Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk (Tales to Astonish), Nick Fury, and Captain America. All of these books have had some really really dumb issues (That issue where Tony's cousin makes him see aliens(?), post-Hydra-pre-secret-empire Nick Fury, WWII recaps) But they've also had some really friggin awesome issues (Cosmic Cube, battle against Titanium Man, fight against Hydra, Cap being broody, Hulk being misunderstood and not just a dumb brute).

** Namor, Daredevil. Namor and Daredevil both happen to feature the worst soap opera love dumbness in the order thus far, but have had some fairly decent issues to balance it out. Daredevil is more just spurts of greatness (Spider-Man issue(s) and the first issue, for example) surrounded by mediocrity, while Namor rarely rises above C level.

*Ant/Giant Man and the Wasp, The Incredible Hulk (v1). Hank is a huge whiny man baby and Janet is thisty af. Despite that I
 
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StrictSnow Says:
Tales to Astonish #86a (v1) : Please don't tell me we're making headway on Namor's story. I thought he was just gonna wander NYC until 2012 AD.
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
Fantastic Four #343 (v1) : I loved the art, I loved the alternate timeline and the doomsday scenario. Cyborg Stalin gets it an extra star, for five stars!!
 
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StrictSnow Says:
Tales to Astonish #85a (v1) : I am so sad Number One does not show up anymore. I do so love an absolutely inept villain. One that's treated as such, that is, like in this how Namor just kind of brushes his little ear chips off. Torch Solo stories, where dudes I could probably beat up are giving the Human friggin Torch and The Everlovin' Thing lots of trouble? No thanks.
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
Fantastic Four #343 (v1) : Johnny is a Twin Peaks fan. You can add that to the Marvel Handbook.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #76 : Nice to see some Shang-Chi greatness again.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Marvel Two-in-One #45 : It seems to me that Mar-Vell's cosmic awareness should be used for situations of more urgency.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
X-Factor #36 (v1) : Louise Simonson is outdoing herself in some ways but the whole inappropriate lovers arguing during a battle trope often makes me cringe more than anything...
 
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Titens Says:
Daredevil #181 (v1) : Top 5 issue in the order so far without any doubt.
 
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jwerth Says:
Master of Kung Fu #76 : Seems to me that the message in this story is actually the opposite. If Shang Chi wasn't so well-prepared for war - if he wasn't such an incredible fighter - then he wouldn't have been recruited by MI-6, wouldn't have friends who are always in danger or most of the enemies he has, wouldn't be such a target for bad guys to "prove themselves" against. Blackjack wouldn't have asked for his help at this end of this story if he didn't know that Shang Chi would be able to do the job. The message of this story seems to be: if you create weapons, they're going to get used.
 
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GruvTrain Says:
X-Men #13 (v1) : I wonder where Juggernaut got his power. He never says.
 
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GruvTrain Says:
X-Men #12 (v1) : Oh look, another X-Men story where they fight the most dangerous enemy possible.

Where the hell did they get grenades? Is that legal?

Ahh the difference between tensile strength and shear strength. The Juggernaut wouldn't have been able to tear the metal apart.
 
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grayrender Says:
Fantastic Four #254 (v1) : I am pretty sure that he is a savant and is somewhere on the spectrum. Nothing else makes sense. And I have known professors just like him in that regard.
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #162 (v1) : The age difference wouldn't be such a problem, Marvel time being what it is, except that they've said what year it is a few too many times. As it is, this must be a fair shock for Sharon given she can basically only have known Peggy as the crazy lady in black.
 
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Katryn Says:
Captain America #161 (v1) : This was better than I expected, and mostly that was because of Falcon telling Leila off! Too bad she still wants to change him and make him as bigoted as she is.
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
Marvel Premiere #43 : I wish the villain was better.
 
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Katryn Says:
Incredible Hulk #165 (v1) : I like the Hulk's reaction to being hailed as a god. Huh?
 
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qwybie Says:
Fantastic Four #14 (v1) : The sexism is really quite ridiculous at this point, even for the 60s. That combined with the Puppet Master's plan making zero sense means it gets a low rating.

That said, this gets an extra star just for Thing. From arguing with parking attendants to making pithy comments about Hamlet, the Thing is really the MVP of this issue.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Captain America #222 (v1) : I need to lose my beer belly, but i don't want to lose my beer strength either.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Avengers #249 (v1) : Seeing this crossover reminded me how epic this would have been if it crossed over into the X-Men, Spider-Man, Defenders, FF, Hulk and Heroes for Hire mags as well.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #75 : Shockwave's back story was somewhat redeeming, but I still got sick.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
X-Terminators #3 : Not quite sure how to respond to this. It's typical Louise Simonson unevenness - attempting to mix humor with horror and ending up with a sloppy mush. But still it was enjoyable and serves the broader purpose of expanding the Inferno storyline.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #74 : I think I am going to be sick.
 
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rubixcube60 Says:
Giant-Size Avengers #4 (v1) : I'm gonna fall on the creepy side of the discussion. Mantis being specifically raised for and manipulated into marrying a millenia old cosmic tree is pretty screwed up. And it appearing to her as her recently dead lover doesn't help at all.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #73 : Seemed like a lame acid trip to me.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Thor #349 (v1) : The Saiyans needed 6 to fuse into a Super Saiyan God... the Soms of Bor needed 3. Odin's brothers forever gave up their powers to make Odin a Super-Saiyan Norse God for infinity and beyond. Why? Because that's what families do. #TribeLife #YallWouldntUnderstand #Word
 
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Russ Says:
Avengers #119 (v1) : Not thrilled with the return of the Collector, although his MO is at least a little interesting. Still, I agree that his appearance here doesn't seem consistent with his prior (and subsequent) appearances. And the way Mantis took care of him makes me wonder how and why he's given the Avengers so many fits in the past.

Also, it strikes me that the Collector wouldn't necessarily care about Rutland in order to set a trap for the Avengers. To do so outside where the group normally operates is really presumptuous for an alien.

And yeah, having Loki stay just outside Rutland made me laugh. I didn't realize the Avengers hated Tom Fagan so much!

2 stars. Hey, you think an Avengers Quinjet could fit in a McDonald's drive-thru?
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #72 : Great fight scene. Loved the fact that Tarr was going to lift that painting.
 
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EuphoricM8 Says:
Daring Mystery Comics #1d : This is the worst comic I've read in the order so far.
This guy is stupidly op and at no point did I feel like any character was in any danger. Monako just cooked up more magic in a second!
 
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111110111 Says:
Incredible Hulk #24 (v2) : So not cool to retcon away PAD's seminal Hulk run...
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Excalibur #5 (v1) : I'm sure this is a fun issue and all but pausing an intense storyline like Inferno for this sort of goofy stuff... Would have been better to place this before Inferno started. As is, I'm skipping.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Thor #348 (v1) : This has been brought to you be Roger and Hammerstein.
 
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qwybie Says:
Journey into Mystery #92 (v1) : This is a weird one. I normally like the Loki stories, but this one pushed me to the brink.

First, it takes 8 pages (out of only 13) for the main plot to start. The first part is just random happenings in the life of Thor, including the repeat "threaten the doc to treat the criminal" plot. Then, the way Thor gets to Asgard and what happens there just seems...random. There's no real rhyme or reason. It felt like somebody wanted to see, say, purple dragons, and so there are purple dragons.

2/5. Would've been higher if we had more time on Asgard or a more cohesive plot by Loki (who is still the best part of the Thor stories).

Also: more Heimdall.
 
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bill_the_cat Says:
Captain America #300 (v1) : That is my feeling about most Cap stories. They should be epic but are mediocre at best.
 
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VenomousIntent Says:
Avengers #112 (v1) : Can Don Heck finally disappear from the order. Please?
 
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melvillean Says:
Tarzan #1 Annual : Not even a Proust reference can earn this a third star.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Strange Tales #170 (v1) : @Russ wutch yoo drinkin' mon?
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Fantastic Four #322 (v1) : This crossover brought to you by the same team that was doing the series during the 70s and which has caused the book to regress in many ways even though Byrne attempted to move things forward stylistically and make it more sophisticated...

Seriously, literally nothing happened in this issue except for a little gratuitous violence and destruction - not that I'm necessarily opposed to that, but Graviton's ploy on "nothing" and "No-Thing" loses a star.

What's really perplexing is that Engelhart's Silver Surfer has been consistently superb.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Dragons Claws #4 : This gives me a bit of a killraven vibe. Not sure i like it.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Thor #347 (v1) : @Frags and @Red... may mjighty mjolnir smite you both with the blood of Surtur's ebony hellhound and the wrath of 10,000 pre-pubescent troll teeny boopers listening to nothing but one direction and Justin Bieber.... this issue arc and Thor is pure awesomeness!
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Daredevil #262 (v1) : I Guess Karen's thought process in all this was that it would be just dandy to take 2 kids out into a heat wave where everyone was going crazy, still get on the train after the mishap with the doors, and travel all the way to the precinct station just for a 2-minute conversation with a detective, then complain that the police officer is dealing with city-wide weirdness on an unprecedented scale (even for the MU) - just to try and compel the police to continue searching for Daredevil? This right here is why I'm skipping so many DD issues lately.

Same thing is going on in Spider-Man. Great art, but short on the writing.

And, why does it feel like the last page of every Nocenti issue I've read so far is just stopping cold? Not even any preview boxes, it just...ends.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Thor #346 (v1) : This is so much better than the Malekith seen in Thor 2. In fact, this little arc is so much better than the movie.
 
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dano357 Says:
Uncanny X-Men #454 (v1) : That was a bit of awesomeness we haven't seen from Shaw in a long time.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #311 (v1) : Peter's a bit overwrought in his mourning for the person he couldn't save. It could be a result of the psychic manipulation that's happening because of the Inferno scenario but still, this isn't the first person he's been unable to save, and who could have expected a building to spring to life? One thing this issue does clear up, is that the growing situation in New York does develop over a number of days, which makes the jaunts to other stories since Inferno started in the pages of X-Terminators more understandable.

The thing about Michelinie's run is that, he is getting better and McFarlane's art is fantastic but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Yes, there is the "soap opera" development with Peter going back to college and whatnot but each of the villains are just dropped in to have Spidey have an adventure. No forward narrative movement, nothing building towards something bigger. Much of it is skipable, which I have been doing in spite of McFarlane's art.

After reading the end, I take that back, Michelinie's writing is not improving. *sigh* Too bad TM couldn't have been assigned a better writer for his time on Spidey.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Thor #345 (v1) : As Alice said while in Wonderland... "Curiouser and curiouser."
 
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metasynthie Says:
Marvel Fanfare #53b (v1) : Iron Man seems to be speaking in a 26-character alphabet, so it could probably be deciphered, starting with "The End" on the last page? I wonder if anyone has ever bothered.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #71 : Enjoyed the series of panels with Leiko sporting the leotard.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Uncanny X-Men #238 (v1) : Wow, turns out a late-80s comic book gives us the reasoning I've been failing to understand in how Conservatives (particularly neo-Cons) behave: Either we are right so the argument is pointless, or we are wrong so the argument is equally pointless. Mind. Blown.
 
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MattDog37 Says:
Marvel Team-Up #71 (v1) : When did Spidey fight Plantman previously? He seemed pretty familiar with Planty.
 
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heman0420 Says:
Master of Kung Fu #70 : Anna looked a bit trannyish to me. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
 
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metasynthie Says:
New Mutants Summer Special #1 : I'm usually a fan of Nocenti's blunt political inserts, but running straight at exposition of McLuhan and Chomsky ideas with the barest smidge of visual metaphor is a little too much. It's like reading the Phantom Tollbooth without the whimsy of Feiffer and Juster, because the topic's much more serious. The only people I've seen pull off this kind of political allegory well are Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, and even their stuff is full of indulgent muck, layers of dense symbolic thousand-layer-cake, to keep it from being too flat. Nocenti's attempt is unfortunately more like a single undercooked hotcake.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : I've read better stories from kitty litter ads...
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : This is one reason why I'm going through the order. Love the development of Aunt May.
 
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ViolentPhlegm Says:
Amazing Adventures #34 (v2) : "It is NOT the computer image that is hit, but the one of flesh and blood." Thanks for that clarification.
 
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dano357 Says:
Uncanny X-Men #453 (v1) : Like Logan said, just ask her out Kurt!
 
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dano357 Says:
Uncanny X-Men #452 (v1) : Chris is really reaching in the way back machine here, but that's cool, Selene is an underused villain and makes sense for a Rachel/Emma story. Let's get Mamga involved too, I remember her and Rachel teamed up once to try to take down Selene.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Marvel Team-Up #146 (v1) : This was alright, until black abbott was introduced. Dafuq type of idiot conjured up this "villain"? Pretty sh*tty villain who needed to retire before being introduced.
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Thor #205 (v1) : Mephisto has three plans: Trick Thor into hurting his friends to corrupt him, overwhelm him with demons and lost souls, and the non-starter "possess Earthly humans to take over Earth" stratagem. These are all chucked in a blender and the resulting plot puree is glopped into this issue like cake batter. There's no logical progression, no structure; instead, it's just 20 pages of Thor walloping demons, lost souls, friends, and finally Mephisto himself. A mega yawner.
 
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Durango55 Says:
Thor #255 (v1) : "Road Trip!"
 
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Urgat Says:
X-Men #41a (v1) : Marvel Earth = Hollow Earth !!!
 
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Urgat Says:
Iron Man #1b (v1) : Origin in only 3 pages....did not work for me at all...sorry, 1* only..
It showed only WHAT happenend, and not any reasoning behind it or any emotions with that
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Uncanny X-Men #236 (v1) : So this is where The X-Tinction Agenda all started! Never had a chance to read all the lead-up to that before. I like how it's tied in with the Inferno storyline.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Uncanny X-Men #235 (v1) : Didn't we last see Maddy lying in a pool of blood? Now she's piloting a plane that crashes. This is the one aspect I never did warm up to about Claremont's writing was jumping far ahead after a cliffhanger. I understand it's a valid writing device but it's rather irksome.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
X-Men #43a (v1) : Quicksilver: "If I can stop the X-Men myself...perhaps they will not be harmed!"

-hey, you know, this dynamic with Quicksilver and Magneto is pretty good. Maybe this book will turn around...

Toad "And look at me, Master!" *Shoots ram shaped battering ram*

-*sigh*. Maybe not.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #257 (v1) : Holy hell, the fight was amazing, the reveal at the end was amazing, the team up at the end was amazing, and spider-man is amazing!
 
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Katryn Says:
Incredible Hulk #164 (v1) : I wonder if Captain Omen knows about airborne transmission of diseases?
 
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Katryn Says:
Incredible Hulk #163 (v1) : Oh no, Betty found out the Hulk is still alive! By...reading a newspaper. I know Ross has been trying to capture the Hulk before she got back from her honeymoon, but everywhere the Hulk goes, he's going to be news. What was his plan to deal with that? For that matter, good thing they never listened to the radio while on the honeymoon. "And in other news, Spider-Man was seen in Canada fighting the Hulk." Seriously, how was he going to keep this a secret?
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #256 (v1) : Sasquatch, Kraven the Hunter and Wyatt Wingfoot's love child is Puma.
 
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Katryn Says:
Marvel Team-Up #13 (v1) : Come on, the Gargoyle has turned Thor to stone for longer than that. And why was Fury so ok with working with Spidey when, as that random SHIELD guy said, Spidey is wanted for murder?
 
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StrictSnow Says:
Tales to Astonish #84b (v1) : Hulk doesn't talk in movie theaters either.
 
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StrictSnow Says:
Tales to Astonish #84a (v1) : Because he didn't talk until his radio thing went off, and even then he tried to shush the guy.
 
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StrictSnow Says:
Tales to Astonish #84a (v1) : "Though shalt not talk in movie theaters! By the power of the crown of Atlantis, by Neptune, I command it! Imperius Rex!" - Namor, probably
 
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dano357 Says:
Weapon X #28 (v2) : Wow talk about some unfinished business here. Interested to see when/if they get to what happens to Chamber and the director's army of new Sentinels in another book.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Quasar #3 : I liked how Gruenwald announced the various trope his character was attempting to resist. Bonus points for the science lesson about hyperspace.
 
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HeffElf Says:
Iron Man #57 (v1) : @MartianBat, I too enjoyed the Wrath of Khan moment between Tony and the Mandarin!
 
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GruvTrain Says:
Strange Tales #134a (v1) : There's no way that a burst of compressed air would put out his flame for more than a couple seconds. He also suddenly has chemicals stopping him from flaming on, but all he got hit with was compressed air.
 
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GruvTrain Says:
Strange Tales #133a (v1) : Was that the third major experiment fucked up by a cat so far? Or was it the fourth?

The story was too short, so they just repeated a few panels.
 
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qwybie Says:
Tales of Suspense #40 (v1) : Transistors are magical things.

This was actually fun. Would've been 4 stars if Gargantus had actually turned out to be a mutant neanderthal.
 
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dano357 Says:
Weapon X #24 (v2) : It feels like this is the one book that dropped off in quality during "X-Men Reloaded."
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : In the velvet darkness of the blackest night
Burning bright, there's a guiding star
No matter what or who you are.

There's a light over at the Frankenstein Place
There's a light burning in the fireplace
There's a light, light in the darkness of everybody's life.

I can see the flag fly, I can see the rain
Just the same, there has got to be
Something better here for you and me.

There's a light over at the Frankenstein Place
There's a light burning in the fireplace
There's a light, light in the darkness of everybody's life.

The darkness must go down the river of nights dreaming
Flow morphia slow, let the sun and light come streaming
Into my life, into my life.

There's a light over at the Frankenstein Place
There's a light burning in the fireplace
There's a light, light in the darkness of everybody's life.
 
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aliensummer Says:
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Special... : Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed the Sons of the Tiger story the most. It was a good bit of fun nonsense.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
The Spectacular Spider-Man #137... : Painfuly relevant.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : Based on the cover, Cloak has gained about 100-200 lbs. his face is bloated.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Uncanny X-Men #186 (v1) : For the first time, Gyrich is posing a huge threat.

Please pot Ororo back to normal, please.
 
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sbcolt15 Says:
Iron Man #75 (v1) : WTF?! We get a couple issues of unexplained Marianne shenanigans and she's not gonna appear for another 27 issues?! If you don't know what to do with her, just kill her off or leave her out.
 
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phogbear Says:
X-Men #112 (v1) : Magneto's little prison is disturbing! I think it may be the most evil thing I've read in the order. It's incredibly personal and his hatred just drips off the page. I think that's why it effects me.

 
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go2shaw Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #221 (v1) : Who plays the guitar with big clunky gloves on? Oh, that's right...NOBODY!!
-1 star
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Uncanny X-Men #185 (v1) : No.. Come on, don't mess with one of my favorite characters.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #2 : The Ninja has to have some sort of mutant or otherwise inhuman power. He took her through intense training from childhood through her present age in a matter of hours. There's no other way to explain it.
 
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Deadpool7850 Says:
Captain America Comics #7a : 1st actual appearance of the "True" Red Skull.

It was alright. And the use of Human masks as disguises...

4-stars from me.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Incredible Hulk #353 (v1) : God I love these Las Vegas issues. And I'm not even that big of a fan of Vegas - er, excuse me, Mr. Berengetti, "Las" Vegas.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Incredible Hulk #352 (v1) : Ah, religious fervor cautionary tales... Always super-relavant but considering our contemporary political situation even more so...
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Incredible Hulk #351 (v1) : Such is the awesomeness of Peter David, I usually dislike Jarella's world. But in this one and the next it was actually fun to read.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1 : Awesome Kitty story... love how she's juggling morality with survival.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Marvel Fanfare #38a (v1) : Feels like an episode of twilight zone.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Questprobe #1 : I'm torn. I hate flashback issues like this that appear in the middle of an important stretch, such as what's currently ailing the Hulk. Yet, this was semi decent. 2 stars since I'm not going to play the crappy game.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Doctor Strange #68 (v2) : I wish there were more appearances of the Black Knight. I agree with everyone else. This should have been spread out over more issues.
 
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skalchemist Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #361 (v1) : Well that is just a stupid idea, Peter.
 
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111110111 Says:
Thunderbolts #60 (v1) : Enough with this counter-earth crap
 
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MattDog37 Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #183 (v1) : I wonder if Big Wheel inspired those wheel-based droids used in The Phantom Menace.
 
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skabeaters Says:
Avengers #126 (v1) : Three and a half pages into the comic before anyone actually says anything. It seems like this writer thinks he is a lot more artistic than he is and it sucks.
 
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gmonkey Says:
Incredible Hulk #380 (v1) : Peter David is excellent, even in a one shot such as this.
 
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gmonkey Says:
Incredible Hulk #378 (v1) : Some pretty great moments in this.
 
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gmonkey Says:
Incredible Hulk #378 (v1) : Some pretty great moments in this.
 
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gmonkey Says:
New Mutants #98 (v1) : Terrible art,terrible plot. Two stars for Deadpool, zero stars for everything.
 
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gmonkey Says:
Master of Kung Fu: Bleeding Black... : If Gulacy had come back this might have been worth it. As is, it is very hard to care.
 
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HeffElf Says:
Incredible Hulk #171 (v1) : Armbuster is a bit of an ass.
 
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Russ Says:
Warlock #8 (v1) : The whole Counter-Earth concept was just plain unnecessary. I still think this story could've played out on Marvel-Earth-616 and it still would've worked. But at least it's about done, other than playing out in another title soon. Actually, I can't wait for this to be picked up again just so it can be done. It at least deserves a resolution if nothing else.

There really isn't anything worth saving here either. The only semi-interesting character here is Astrella, who was at least somewhat intriguing, but her revelation just kind of made me sigh, not in a good way.

2 stars. This title had some promise, but the execution was very run-of-the-mill. Not disappointed to see it go, but I still think Warlock himself is full of potential. Can't wait to see Jim Starlin tap that potential. Final title grade of D+ up to this point.
 
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grayrender Says:
Avengers #231 (v1) : IR light th at can start a fire. GG.
 
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mvaughn16 Says:
Strange Tales #113 (v1) : Points deducted for that God-awful leaf pun. We're all better than that, Marvel.
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
Thor #238 (v1) : I was going to mention the "thrusting into groins" line, but deeplennon beat me to it.
 
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Jobbertrev Says:
Daredevil #5 (v1) : It started out so cheesy i hated it....then i thought it was pretty good. dont know why
 
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HeffElf Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #126 (v1) : Yay! No more Kangaroo! Now leaping is totally left open for Batroc!
 
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HeffElf Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #126 (v1) : Yay! No more Kangaroo! Now leaping is totally left open for Batroc!
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Machine Man #4 (v2) : Resting bitch face should have been shot between the eyes. Just sayin...
 
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Russ Says:
Werewolf by Night #12 (v1) : Recommended reading for this arc: "Gallows Pole", and old blues standard originally written by Huey "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, later popularized by Led Zeppelin! Because, sometimes you just can't bargain with an executioner.

The Hangman ended up being a pretty worthwhile villain here; he's completely off his rocker, and he has a belief system and a purpose that just won't quit. It's not hard to believe he mentally folded up by the end of the story; he knew he couldn't beat the Werewolf and considered his mission a failure. So, just imagine the Hangman's theme song actually being "Loser" by Beck; "I'm a loser baby....so why don'cha kill me!"

And the Committee henchmen? Didn't their bosses brief them on what Jack really is? As soon as the one guy suggested waiting until dark to deliver him, my immediate thought was "At least one of these guys is about to have his day ruined."

3 stars. I bet Jack is now kicking himself for running out on his two gorgeous neighbors!
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
X-Factor #34 (v1) : Louise Simonson's writing tends to leave me unmoved. It's technically proficient but lacks the spark of life that Claremont and David reflect. As such I just didn't care about Candie's demise.
 
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Russ Says:
Werewolf by Night #11 (v1) : I agree that the Hangman is a fun little opponent for our resident werewolf, but I think this guy's got a bad case of the sliding timescale. The guy fought Nazis, spent six years in Leavenworth for what essentially were Geneva Convention violations, then tried to become a cop after he got out, which I figure would be about the Korean War period. So, the guy's hatred and insanity festered for a little more than 20 years if my math is correct. Hmmm, seems to me like he'd be active much sooner than that, but hey. Dammit Jim, I'm a reader, not a doctor.

And yeah, I wonder how the CCA let this issue go. Not only the grisly murder of that mugger on page 5, and the Hangman's basement chamber of captive girls, but the proposition Jack got on page 6! Oh my, they actually let kids read this in the mid 70s? Personally, I can't wait for @Locust75 to read this because he's going to have a field day with his comments!

3 stars. For some added entertainment value, I imagined the Hangman with Jon Bernthal's voice and mannerisms.




 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Machine Man #3 (v2) : Before reading: this already gets an extra star for the title... Iron Maiden is my all time favorite band, and I love the song this is named for.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
X-Terminators #1 : This was a somewhat enjoyable start to Inferno...
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Machine Man #2 (v2) : I just realized we're 2 1/2 years away from 2020, and we still don't have flying cars, or sonic disrupters.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Silver Surfer #21 (v3) : A weak effort but still fun...
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Machine Man #1 (v2) : Well, looks like Marvel predicted the overusage of the 90's term "Vidiots" by our favorite cat and dog cartoon... Ren and Stimpy.
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Marvel Graphic Novel #38 : Interesting style. But story felt more like it just had to fit the style rather than the other way around.
 
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Locust75 Says:
Marvel Premiere #4 : 4 stars. Would've been a 5 star if Dr. Strange was being attacked by the Spawn of Sluggo & Nancy! And instead of looking like snakes...they were all little fat people with soulless black eyes!!!

Credit Due - As others have said, beautiful art by BWS!!!

Man Servant - Anybody else think that the good doctor has a well in the basement, and that poor Wong has to rub the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again??!!!

Foot Long - It almost looks like Dr. Strange and Tom are eating the same hotdog!!!

Snake Handlers - Great ending with Dr. Strange becoming snake food!!!

'Nuff Said - "If you two gents are...still gettin' off, this is where it's done."-Blushing Bus Driver
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
West Coast Avengers #2 (v1) : What in the blankety blank did I just read? A damn good issue that has a weak assed villain as a reveal? This may be a first.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Damage Control #3 (v1) : Fun stuff! It's a quick read and I like how the story seems to jump all over the place but it all comes together the campiness is 94.2% of the fun!
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Marvel Team-Up #145 (v1) : Blacklash is such a wussy loser. Whoever came up with him should be ashamed.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Punisher War Journal #3 (v1) : I'm digging the use of Robert Frost quotes.
 
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MrGeekBoi Says:
Punisher War Journal #2 (v1) : This is quite a bit better than Mike Baron's take on the character.
 
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dpaone Says:
Venom #2 (v1) : I like Sam Keith's covers on this run.
 
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dpaone Says:
Captain America #20 (v4) : I like the story, but hate the implication that Raistlin points out. Only 3 stars for the final chapter of this arc.
 
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dpaone Says:
Captain America #17 (v4) : I enjoyed this four issue arc. Cap meets "Man in the High Castle." I do know that this was written first.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Incredible Hulk #13 Annual : Absolutely loved this, and this had no villain for the Hulk to fight. Awesome storytelling.
 
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HeffElf Says:
Incredible Hulk #168 (v1) : I like how the doctor yelled at Hulk that visiting hours were over as if that would stop him!

Modoc got Betty to strip naked and then come to him!? And then didn't have sexy times with her before transforming her into the Harpy? I mean c'mon, Betty is a horrible person, but she's a hot tamale, and Modoc can't be getting much play with his giant head and baby body!
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Doctor Strange #67 (v2) : So, ultimately, thisncomic was a waste. Nothing would have happened had Strange and company not interfered. Booooo!
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Power Man and Iron Fist #110 (v1) : The got the joke wrong! No wonder people didn't find it funny. It should have ended with "...and Puck looked like the Duck."
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #165b (v1) : "You mean seven Voltorg lions combine into a single Voltorg robot?"
 
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zengosm Says:
Fantastic Four #112 (v1) : It was a pretty good fight, but Alicia's appearance was contrived. She's trusted the Thing in battle in the past and she has never run out like this.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Marvel Team-Up #144 (v1) : I'm ready for this to end now. 5 more...
 
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metasynthie Says:
Marvel Super-Heroes #3e (v2) : Wow, security chief to test subject is a pretty terrible self-induced demotion.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Silver Surfer #42 (v3) : Because this is Starlin, I'm reading the whole "enormous eye who just watches but is mute and deaf" who leaves the running of the city to a bunch of money-grubbers as a metaphor for the "audience" that just reads despite theoretically being the most important group in say, the comics biz. Of course, this was before the internet let the vocal minority of that giant eyeball scream...
 
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metasynthie Says:
Silver Surfer #41 (v3) : The good light-hearted end of cosmic tales: a little bit like a weird 60s Star Trek episode.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme... : Our fragsel who art in forum,
Why is this last section of a story arc 460+ issues after the previous one?
I had to go back and read them to remember.
Maybe they should all come up here,
Because I know you hate putting "B" stories first.
However, I think they'd be more helpful with the A story
That features Dr Voodoo,
Amen
 
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metasynthie Says:
Wolverine #30 (v2) : The Master Form is a generic, useles macguffin like a fake Maltese falcon, I suppose? This is all pretty haphazard.
 
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skabeaters Says:
Captain Marvel #32 (v1) : Rick Jones thinks he is Wolverine.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Marvel Comics Presents #58d (v1) : This is either a script Ditko pulled out of his closet from the mid-60s or a faithful re-creation of the amount of text used in that era to fill up dialogue and thought bubbles...
 
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skalchemist Says:
Deathlok #15 (v2) : That was a fun arc. I like that they didn't try to milk the "will I ever see my family?" angle any longer, but just cut to the chase. Tracy and the son were believable and interesting. The ending was sweet.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Avengers #13 Annual : What was that corporate swine's problem? Just another bigoted mutie hater?
 
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JonahBlack Says:
X-Men #42b (v1) : I kinda liked this story. Aside from the presence of the Xmen, it reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode, or an early, non-superhero Tales to Astonish story
 
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bill_the_cat Says:
Fantastic Four #272 (v1) : It looked stupid, but it wasn't THAT stupid.
 
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ClownShoes Says:
X-Men #6 Annual : It seems like every time Kitty's parents are mentioned, Dracula show up!
 
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skabeaters Says:
Captain Marvel #31 (v1) : I feel like I just read a novel. There were more words in this comic then in the Wheel of Time series!
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Micronauts #2 (v2) : I <3 boobies. I <3 a nice butt.
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #168b (v1) : I was originally going to give this two stars but decided on four because Sternako gives us a Strange Tales story in the classic mode for the last issue of the original Strange Tales run. Next issue: Nick Fury, Agent of Shield #1 and Doctor Strange #169, and another 50s title bites the dust.
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #167a (v1) : I once read a book of Norse Mythology that ends with the surviving gods after Ragnarok sitting around and playing chess with golden pieces. This issue definitely made me think of that. But...daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam, Dr. Doom???
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #166b (v1) : Once again, Steranko pushes the artistic vocabulary about as far as he can. It's fantastic but it wasn't without criticism by his peers.

In Howe's "Marvel Comics: the Untold Story" he mentions that Neil Adams did something similar but if you tipped the page, the lines read "Hey look! A Jim Steranko effect!"

Still, the art is fantastic, way above the storyline.
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #165a (v1) : Normally, I'm more interested in the story than the art, but Steranko is taking everything Will Eisner ever taught and taking it further. If Eisner was the D.W. Griffith of comics, the man who invented the vocabulary of technique, then Steranko is like an F.W. Murnau who takes that vocabulary and stretches it as far as he wants to.
 
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Johnny Darkness Says:
Doctor Strange #43 (v2) : Doc Strange looks pretty funny on the cover.
 
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grayrender Says:
Iron Man #170 (v1) : Not a fan if the art.

But I love tightie whitie man!
 
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grayrender Says:
Marvel Fanfare #8 (v1) : I only give issues a 1-star rating uf there us something so wrong about them as to make them unreadable or just entertainingly bad. This book is both.
 
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grayrender Says:
Doctor Strange #59 (v2) : It wasn't the best. No vampire stpry really is, but damn. I would read a book about Hannibal King...
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Thor #408b (v1) : -Could you repeat that?
 
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phogbear Says:
Avengers #174 (v1) : I really like Wasp new costume.

Was worried when I saw Mantlo's name in the credits, but this was really good.
 
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JWC Says:
Iron Man #251 (v1) : What a title. Marvellous.
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #162a (v1) : Not if the driver takes his invisibility pill.
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #159a (v1) : Also, I understand UNIT's Scientific Advisor is really out of this world.
 
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Allencthulhu Says:
Strange Tales #159a (v1) : "I'm Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine Fo Fanna Bo Banna Banarama, but you can call me Dot."
 
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mvaughn16 Says:
Strange Tales #112 (v1) : I'm with most of you guys, this one got pretty poignant towards the end. Really liked Braddock's little recant about teenagers across generations and how the world changes.

But it's funny that Braddock covered Jolly Jonah Jameson's entire character arc in 13 pages, while the genuine article took yeeeears of status quo to reach.
 
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VirtualAdept Says:
Captain America #236 (v1) : I loved seeing an awning not be a perfect saving grace for like the first time ever
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Micronauts #1 (v2) : If we're moving on to Star Trek, can we please have a Borg like issue?
 
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VirtualAdept Says:
Captain America #234 (v1) : Took Faustus like 30 seconds to start working out that DD is blind when no one else has.
 
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GroovyGolem Says:
Sub-Mariner #15 (v1) : "Sub-Par-iner" made me LOL.
 
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GroovyGolem Says:
Sub-Mariner #15 (v1) : I really liked Marie Severin's artwork in this... I find it hard to believe it was really inked by Vince Colletta. The lines looked far too solid. But I'm not complaining!

It seems like every other issue Atlantis is kicking Namor out and then welcoming him back with open arms. Such a destructive, co-dependent relationship.

I love how that one student has hopes than Namor has come to join the anti-violence rally... and then Namor promptly breaks down the door and gets into a fight.
 
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dano357 Says:
Identity Disc #3 : This is turning out to be fun. I love it when something unexpected like this is actually good.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Peter Parker, The Spectacular... : What the heck is going on with Flash? I can't wait to find out what the plan is with this corpse.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Power Man and Iron Fist #109 (v1) : The ending, I thought, was powerful on a few different levels.
 
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Spider-Borg Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #99 (v1) : I really wasn't a fan of the art in this issue. But I'm not one to detract stars because of art alone unless it distracts me from the story, which this didn't.
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Avengers #104 (v1) : "So why does your solar flare machine need a lady mutant, again?"
"I'M NOT SURE BUT IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE DAMSEL IN DISTRESS ARCHETYPE."
"And you grabbed me because ..."
"YOU'RE EASIER TO FIND THAN MARVEL GIRL."
"Great, so I'm the 'more available' version of Jean Grey."
"IT COULD BE WORSE. ROY THOMAS FORGOT ABOUT POLARIS ENTIRELY."
"Jeez, are we the only three female mutants in Marvel universe?"
"AND OF THE THREE YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE STARRING IN AN ACTIVE TITLE."
"I wish Chris Claremont would hurry up and get here."
"TELL ME ABOUT IT."
 
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Spider-Borg Says:
Amazing Spider-Man #98 (v1) : Loved the issue! But I really hope they stop doing those half page ads soon. It really breaks up the story.
 
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dano357 Says:
Identity Disc #2 : Bullseye - "Who's gonna stop me?"

I don't know dude, maybe 1 of the 3 superhumans in the room you have absolutely 0% chance of killing? That's just asking to get your face kicked in, dummy.

 
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go2shaw Says:
Moon Knight #14 (v1) : Oh, I forgot to mention...this was my comic read number 5,000! Woot woot!!
 
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go2shaw Says:
Moon Knight #14 (v1) : Moon Knight was one of my favorite titles "back in the day" but I didn't enjoy this particular issue as much as some of you did. Of course I was reading it from Marvel Unlimited on an iPhone 6 so it might have lost something in "translation". The Beatles/John Lennon bit was a little over the top for me though. Doug Moench must have been a big Beatles fan...
 
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metasynthie Says:
Marvel Comics Presents #55d (v1) : Well, I guess both this puffy, pink authoritarian, Communist-Party-supporting demigod and the last appearance (written by Larry Hama) are both inspired by the actual Chinese deity Hotei. But this version is inexplicably bad, kind of gross considering the history of the Chinese government stomping on religious veneration of folklore/Taoist/Buddhist figures like Hotei. Not to mention that he's a violent villain, of course. Amount that I expect Scott "your squinty Asian eyes make you look like you're smiling all the time" Lobdell knows about Eastern religion: 0.000
 
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metasynthie Says:
Marvel Comics Presents #54d (v1) : Krago keeps talking about Kali as supreme, unitary, and male, all of which is completely different than real religion around Kali. But I'm not sure if this is because a) Krago is a stupid bad guy or b) Ditko did not bother to learn anything about Kali
 
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metasynthie Says:
Marvel Comics Presents #59b (v1) : I'm liking all the stories in this section of the order that resolve long-standing problems and try to turn B-list characters towards directions that might have more interesting possibilities.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Avengers Spotlight #37 : I admit to being amused at how Dr. Druid's retconned origin now mirrors the actual writing process in 1961-1963 that started with "Dr Droom" and led to the much better (and less weirdly racist) "Dr Strange."
 
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metasynthie Says:
Avengers Spotlight #36 : "I'll tell you about it in the year 2000, maybe the kid will live that long." Well, seems like nobody picked up this time-sensitive opportunity to check back on the Terminizer!
 
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ThunderZtorm Says:
Wolverine #3 (v2) : Well it's pretty obvious that the samurai knows who he is based on that last comment about already owning a sword.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Avengers Spotlight #35 : I guess that's one way to explain why a character who made it onto the Avengers roster is so dang forgettable.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Wolverine #25 (v2) : I did appreciate how Mary Jo Duffy framed the "kid raised by wolverines" story as something that Wolverine might just be making up.
 
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Russ Says:
Werewolf by Night #10 (v1) : Yeah, I don't know what Sarnak's big deal was. Back in high school my friends and I taped albums for each other all the time, and we never got caught. But I did kind of like the twist that he wasn't as deformed as he wanted people to believe.

And I also think this Committee has some potential. A buch of rich guys using fear to stimulate the economy? I bet Tony Stark becomes a member!

2 stars, but at least it ended a little better than it started.
 
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metasynthie Says:
The Impossible Man Summer Vacation... : Could have turned up the Elmer Fudd on drab ol' Punisher a little more, but the contrasts with the straight-laced characters like him and Quasar justify this expedition into goofy.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Brute Force #1 : This comic features a sassy music-loving cyber-kangaroo named "Hip Hop." That is all anyone ever needs to know about it, the rest of this horror must be passed over in silence.
 
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Werewolf by Night #9 (v1) : This series is getting harder and harder to read with each issue. With all the monster series, it seems as though the sub-plots advanced to get the status quo the writers and editors were aiming for, then those sub-plots stop advancing. It's been a few issues since the Darkhold has been addressed; I guess everyone's forgotten about that book by now.

And watching the werewolf get beat every issue is getting ridiculous. Now it's that old short guy in the scarf. If even he can beat you.....TWICE.....it's time to start hitting the weight room. Seriously. Never mind the effects of Sarnak's little doggie whistle, Jack should've turned that little dude into ground Spam during their first encounter.

2 stars. As @GroovyGolem suggested, this series is stagnating.
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Hero for Hire #3 : Luke Cage beat up a helicopter! To keep a dude named Mace who replaced his hand with a mace with mace in it from stealing Wall Street! And he gave all his "Hero for Hire" pay to a veteran's widow! And he told Dr. Whitestein to shove his "you need an educated honkey to be your conscience" jive where the sun don't shine! Only the slightly sketchy art needs a "fair for its day" apology; every other bit of this comic is unreservedly, timelessly awesome.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Captain America #363a (v1) : -I had been second guessing DB as Cap's sidekick, but she's growing on me.
 
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Redsvetz Says:
Captain America #362a (v1) : -This was a more satisfying ending than I thought we were headed for, although Zemo Junior almost ruined it. ****
 
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metasynthie Says:
The Punisher #3b (v101) : The main output of "stories" like this is 13-year-olds demonstrating "fighting moves" on their friends as they pretend to be violent badasses. Eyerolls forever.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Silver Surfer #3a Annual : Well, I guess we know where the Surfer stands on euthanasia, even in cases of eternal torment? It's not like he even thinks the being(s?) sucked into the Lifeform deserve eternal torment!
 
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metasynthie Says:
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.... : This version of Madame Hydra got less interesting after the Deltite saga, but I guess that's unsurprising when you're brainwashed by what the authors even admit is a cut-rate Fu Manchu knockoff, and one who barely has any kind of sinister machinations beyond "make brainwashed army" and for no apparent reason "rescue Dum Dum Dugan from his apparently-faked death."
 
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metasynthie Says:
Hero #6 : Well, I guess the ending explains the strangely utilitarian / sacrificial morality that they were training the Hero in: they knew all along that he'd have to die to save the world, so they made a one-member suicide faith. Not my idea of heroism, Michelinie.
 
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metasynthie Says:
Hero #2 : ...what kind of weird moral code are they trying to foist on this guy where you shoot down a ship carrying your spouse and children for a "greater good" that hasn't been explained as anything more than "send this rando back to his home dimension?"
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Marvel Team-Up #7b Annual : Ummmmm... Danico's explanation makes the most sense, otherwise, what the flying fudgecicle just happened here?!
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Marvel Team-Up #7a Annual : Pretty good story, imo, and great development and insight into Marrina as well.
 
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CrazyforRAMU Says:
Adventure into Fear #10 : While I'm not gonna attack the creators like they got a kickback from Oppressive Patriarchy Inc. for creating this story, I think it's a very good thing to recognize the inherent misogyny they unconsciously employed with this passive female character who forgives her husband for behaving in an unforgivable fashion. It's not the forgiveness that offends; it's the fact that she did nothing and the male miscreant only changed his ways due to the intervention of a literally supernatural force. (Silver lining flipside: At least the story recognizes wife-beating and attempted child murder as offenses deserving supernatural punishment.)

Added bonus: The one female character in the story with agency, Ellen, is a textbook man-betraying example of the Faithless Vamp archetype.

Yeah, it's exhausting to face these issues at every turn. Imagine how fun it is for women to see these messages in every facet of their culture. Acknowledging old offenses like this helps us keep an eye out for modern ones and do what we can to make our stories a little better.

As to matters apolitical, does anybody have any guesses as to why inker Gray Morrow got billed ahead of penciller Howard Chaykin on the title page? Mr. Chaykin was green - this is damn near the first thing he was ever paid to draw - but putting the inker over the penciller is something I've never really seen before in any circumstances.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Avengers #51 (v1) : *tsk tsk* Pym better hope OSHA never comes to audit him, what with not installing a proper E-Stop circuit on his *ahem* Vibrotron.
 
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rubixcube60 Says:
Astonishing Tales #25 (v1) : This would've been a solid 4 star issue, but those last few pages are super disjointed and confusing. It feels like there must've been a deadline problem or something.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Iron Man #1b (v1) : 3 pages? 3 stars.
 
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JonahBlack Says:
Iron Man #1a (v1) : Strong debut. I was surprised when he got gassed, having assumed that a full body powered armor would be air tight, but chastised myself for applying modern tropes/ideas to a nearly 50 year old story. But, it turned out that it wasn't me who was foolish (this time), but in fact the head of AIM (they really need to update their candidate selection criteria for leadership...)
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Incredible Hulk #301 (v1) : Another thought... in this mindless state, could even the combined powers of Superman and Goku be enough to stop the Hulk?
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Incredible Hulk #301 (v1) : I really don't know how to rate it. As others have said, this can and will get old fast, and the twilight zone twist is nothing new anymore. Yet, it was entertaining, and. It quite what I would have expected. I almost wish he was exiled to one of the dimensions with the demons and read about his battles with them while unexpectedly saving said dimension.
 
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TheAmazingGatorMan Says:
Incredible Hulk #300 (v1) : Best Centennial Issue Ever!
 
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