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X-Men #31 Review 0

X-Men #31 ReviewOverview:The team keeps investigating the proto-mutants that have sprung up around the world.The Good:The idea of proto-mutants is intriguing and honestly makes sense; if there were Neanderthals thousands of years ago why not have older proto-mutants as a precursor/offshoot of mutants. Before everyone gets all mad about this messing with the history of the X-Men and mutants, it does not, as it is explicitly stated that they have a more crude and less evolved variation of the X-ge...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Fury of Firestorm #10 Review 0

The Fury of Firestorm #10 ReviewOverview:Pozhar and Ronnie meet Rakshasi and Jason and Firehawk deal with their fusion.The Good:This issue finally gets into Pozhar and why he is helping Ronnie and hunting rogue Firestorms. The answer is satisfying because it doesn’t give away everything. Rakshasi has some good potential of being a good ally and seeing how people from different countries and cultures use the same power set is interesting. As far as the writing goes, it is fairly standard for the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #32 Review 0

Avengers Academy #32 ReviewOverview:Phoenix Emma comes to the Academy to destroy the Sentinel, it does not go smoothly.The Good:I’ll admit I had my doubts about the Phoenix Five and how they would be handled by the people on the receiving end of their action after reading AvX 6 and The best part about this issue is that the Academy, a bunch of kids (plus Ant Man), stand up to them. This is another X-23 intensive issue since she is a mutant living with the Avengers and that is awesome, seeing her...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #27 Review 0

New Avengers #27 ReviewOverview:The saga of Fongji comes to a close and Spider-Man talks with Hope Summers.The Good:*** Spoilers Ahead. Read the Issue First***The story of Fongji was an interesting one and one that I particularly enjoyed and it ends her, sadly this will mean that she will fade into oblivion but oh well. The issue brings together Hope, Iron Fist and Spider-Man and the short talk that Spider-Man has with Hope is by far the best part of the issue. To sum it up, Yu Ti and Iron Fist ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #44 Review 0

New Mutants #44 ReviewOverview:The team has to deal with the fallout of their excursion in Limbo from a while back and the Defenders show up.The Good:It is really nice reading an X-Book where all of the characters are completely removed from AvX and therefore are not drinking Scott Summers’ Crazy Angst Filled Kool-Aid.That being said, the cover shows Doctor Strange, Iron Fist and Silver Surfer blasting in and the New Mutant being thrown about. Thankfully this does not happen in the issue. They s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #10 Review 0

Supergirl #10 ReviewOverview:Supergirl and Silver Banshee take on Black Banshee and an old enemy of Kara’s resurfaces.The Good:The story, half of which takes place in the Black Banshee’s dream world, is a fun and informative one that investigates some of Kara’s past while being able to move the story forward. The way that the writers, Michael Green and Mike Johnson, handle the flash backs in this issue, and the series in general, is cool. Unlike some of the books in the New 52, this one starts i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Ravagers #2 Review 0

The Ravagers #2 ReviewOverview:The Ravagers get to dry land and find themselves hunted by Shadow Walker.The Good:Well this issue is a step in the right direction. There is a good balance between action and development. The new villain, while a little generic, was good because he was new and not more of someone who had seen in The Culling.Howard Mackie has some good dialogue and Fairchild’s thoughts are a nice touch. The art is where this book shines though, the Ian Churchill is really awesome an...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Superboy #10 Review 0

Superboy #10 ReviewOverview:Superboy and Wonder Girl explore Mystery IslandThe Good:This issue was a huge step up from previous issues. The story is just about the two exploring the island but it really is all about the two characters and the possibility of a budding romance. The combination of Superboy’s relative naivety and social awkwardness and Wonder Girl’s attitude provides some interesting, and funny, situations. This issue really explores Wonder Girl’s character more than Superboy’s but ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men #30 Review 0

X-Men #30 ReviewOverview:Storm is training Pixie for something and a monster attacks a city. There is a whole new creative team as well.The Good:This is not an AvX tie in and that is really awesome that a reader can still get some X-Men that aren’t going crazy. The best part of this issue is that Storm is going behind Scott’s back to do things here. It shows that not everyone on Utopia is drinking Scott’s Us-Against-The-World Kool-Aid and it is refreshing because especially during AvX, it is get...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #268 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #268 ReviewOverview:Frenzy stars in an issue dealing with the aftermath of Phoenix possessing 5 X-Men, particularly Cyclops.The Good:The story in this issue was really good. I never knew anything about Frenzy’s past before this issue, she was always jest there, a standard villain turned hero, but this issue changes that. It dives into her past as she tracks down an African militia with a young girl who is a militia member’s wife. It is a touching story because it shows that even th...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Worlds’ Finest #2 Review 0

Worlds’ Finest #2 ReviewOverview:Huntress and Power Girl fight Hakkou and more of their past on this Earth is revealed.The Good:The action in this issue is really good. It is near constant and never feels totally over the top. It is well paced and fun.Paul Levitz’s writing is pretty good; the dialogue in particular is very good. Normally I am not a fan of books that jump around with time perspective, e.g. two months ago, three years ago, (Batwoman) but here it is not to jarring because of the cl...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #18 Review 0

Artifacts #18 ReviewOverview:The Angelus looks for vengeance against the Darkness but rapture has a different ideaThe Good:Where to begin? The art is a good place, it is amazing. The best part is by far the colors, the way that Stjepan Sejic blends them together to come up with a realistic but still “supernatural” style is really great, particularly the parts where the Angelus is flying and when she fights the Darkness is really cool. The level of detail that goes into the art is also amazing. T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #31 Review 0

Avengers Academy #31 ReviewOverview:The Academy kids and the X-Kids finally part ways to end this tie-in arc of AvX***WARNING: there are some minor spoilers, I would advise to read the issue before this***The Good:First off this was the best AvX related book that I read this week, it blew AvX 5 and Uncanny X-Men 13 out of the water for one simple reason: it made sense! The other two books were alright but they suffered from a choppy narrative and motivations that are murky at best, especially wi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Ravagers #1 Review 0

Ravagers #1 ReviewOverview:Spinning directly out of The Culling this issue is about the formation of the teamThe Good:Having followed Superboy and Teen Titans from the beginning; this series really intrigued me because of Fairchild and Beast Boy and I had high hopes for the series. Having said that, only one of those characters is really shown in the issue and I set my hopes a little high. This picks up directly from where this particular group left off in last part of The Culling (Teen Titans #...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men Legacy #267 Review 0

X-Men Legacy #267 ReviewOverview:The staff of the Jean Grey School continue to duke it out with the AvengersThe Good:Everything, this issue was amazing. In the last issue and in this one there is a very heavy focus on Rogue and her time as a villain and when she fought the Avengers. This issue she makes a decision about what to do and uses her old, less controllable powers to get an edge over the Avengers and we get a glimpse inside of her head with various thought bubbles and it brings the stor...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #43 Review 0

New Mutants #43 ReviewOverview:Exiled comes to an end and it was better than expectedThe Good:Well I was truly surprised by the ending; I really didn’t see the solution to the Desir coming. It wasn’t the most original but it was executed well, I hope that they are used more because they could change the power balance among the rulers of various hells. So as a crossover this was a pretty good issue.As a New Mutants issue this continues on the hot streak that the series has been on lately. The mos...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

X-Men #29 Review Overview: The X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Spider- 0

X-Men #29 ReviewOverview:The X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man continue their team up against SkrullsThe Good:Well this issue is still Pixie centric, which is awesome. It was nice seeing a secondary character take control of the problem and be able to make good decisions that don’t immediately backfire. The issue almost entirely focuses on Pixie’s actions with only brief glimpses of the rest of the team and the Fantastic Four. It was nice watching an old-fashioned team-up that was NOT an AvX...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Fury of Firestorm #9 Review 0

The Fury of Firestorm #9 ReviewOverview:As Jason, Firehawk and Hurricane fight Rogues in Pairs, Justice League International shows upThe Good:I don’t know what it was about this issue but it was really awesome; something about it really set it apart from the rest of the series. It was not directly the JLI; I think it was the fact that Jason uses his powers in a really cool way. The Firestorms molecular manipulation abilities allow them to do nearly anything but he uses them in a new, inventive w...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Teen Titans #9 Review 0

Teen Titans #9 ReviewOverview:The Culling concludes and the teams go their separate waysThe Good:This whole issue was pretty epic. Revelations are made about Harvest that really doesn’t give away anything about his backstory, which I find neat. One of the things I liked most about this issue is how it ended, I won’t tell you because of spoilers of course but it was not the standard event ending. I also liked how it set up the basic plot for Ravagers #1, a series I am looking forward to.Overall S...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Journey Into Mystery #638 Review 0

Journey Into Mystery #638 ReviewOverview:Exiled continues with the New Mutants fighting the Desir as the Asgardians regain their memoriesI am saying this now: I have never read Journey Into Mystery before this event so I can’t compare it to previous issues.The Good:The story really gets good here, this is the fourth issue out of five and we finally get much needed backstory on the Desir like who they were and how they became cannibal undead warriors and I found it surprising in a good way. The w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #30 Review 0

Avengers Academy #30 ReviewOverview:While the staff hunts for Shaw, X-23 tries to figure out where she stands and the rest of the kids fight.The Good:This was an X-23 centric issue and it was awesome. I really like her interactions with Finesse because they both have an emotionless objective outlook on life and it is cool seeing two characters hold true to that and interacting. The Hazmat/X-23 conversation was cool, it picks up a plot thread that hasn’t been touched lately and it provides a bit ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #42 Review 0

New Mutants #42 ReviewOverview:Exiled continues with the New Mutants teaming up with Loki to try and undo SigurdThe Good:The cool thing about the New Mutant’s series is that past issues matter, things like Magma’s date with Mephisto is still brought up and it is nice to see that kind of continuity in comics.This issue isn’t bad but it isn’t particularly good either. The dialogue is alright and the story I interesting enough but it feels a little forced since this is the only X-book not involved ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #9 Review 0

Supergirl #9 ReviewOverview:Supergirl and Silver Banshee fight Black BansheeThe Good:I really like this series and seeing Supergirl adjust to Earth. One of the things I enjoyed about this particular issue was a comment she made about not knowing what magic was, it made her seem out of place but realistic and it was really cool. The opening flashback was interesting and I liked how the focus was on Silver Banshee.That leads to the best thing about the issue: Silver Banshee. I did some research he...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Artifacts #17 Review 0

Artifacts #17 ReviewOverview:Tom Judge and the Rapture vs. Jackie Estacado and the DarknessThe Good:I love this story. I started reading this in issue 12 and have loved it ever since. Ron Marz is absolutely killing it on the story and the dialogue. All of the characters seem natural when they talk to each other and when they interact. This book just flows.As for the issue itself, the writing and the action is top shelf. At first the Rapture vs. Darkness fight seemed light but there is a good exp...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Superboy #9 Review 0

Superboy #9 ReviewOverview:The Culling continues from Teen Titans Annual. Superboy meets his maker, literally.The Good:The Culling continues and it is action packed. Superboy, the Teen Titans, and the Legion have taken out the bystanders and start fighting the Ravagers. The fight is really cool and it is interesting seeing Superboy come to terms with the fact that he is not the only super weapon created by N.O.W.H.E.R.E.The think that I liked the most about this comic was the fact that even thou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #26 Review 0

New Avengers #26 ReviewOverview:The story of Iron Fist and the Phoenix Force continues to unfold in this tie-inThe Good:This story has definitely taken a turn for the interesting. The training sequences are kind of fun to watch, it reminded me of watching a movie. The story here is also interesting the girl, Fongji, has interesting powers and I hope that she is able to stick around as an Iron Fist instead of another red head for the Phoenix Force. The scene in the beginning with Fongji and Yu Ti...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #266 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #266 ReviewOverview:An AvX tie in that gets in depth about what’s going on at the schoolThe Good:The story is pretty good for a tie in; it was cool seeing She-Hulk, Falcon and Moon Knight show up because they are usually overlooked in big events even though they are Avengers. This issue deals with Rouge and her past as someone who has fought the Avengers and won but she had a different outlook on life and doesn’t want to go back there, it was interesting enough.One of the best scen...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

X-Men #28 Review 0

X-Men #28 ReviewOverview:X-Men+ Spider-Man+ most of the Fantastic Four+ Skrulls+ a whole issue centering on Pixie =Win!The Good:This issue was great, Victor Grischler created a really good story that not only centers on Pixie (a horribly underused and awesome character) but also has continuity!!! This issue has Skrulls, which brings part of the Secret Invasion event with it, in a good way; it also references the adventure the X-Men and FF had just before Regenesis to the other dimension. This is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Avengers Academy #29 Review 0

Avengers Academy #29 ReviewOverview:The X-kids are brought to the Academy to wait out AvX.The Good:The writing once again, was great; one of my favorite aspects about this series is how Christos gage is able to incorporate nearly everyone in some way or another and how if they are not featured prominently in an issue they usually appear soon. This issue has many guest appearance, most notable the X-kids and Hercules. The opening with Hercules is absolutely hilarious in an awkward sense and Tom G...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy # 265 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy # 265 ReviewOverview:The team deals with the bomb situation and s@#% gets realThe Good:This issue was able to hit on an emotional level that is usually not found on a book like this, or comics in general simply due to the medium and the target audience. Anyone who really likes B- or C-level characters like Mimic and Weapon Omega will simultaneously love and hate this issue, but mostly love. Beast and Rachel Summers come up with a last resort plan to deal with the bomb and it isn’t ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #25 Review 0

New Avengers #25 ReviewOverview:A connection is discovered between the Phoenix Force and Iron FistThe Good:The art was by far the best part of this issue. Anyone who has read my previous reviews for New Avengers knows that I love Mike Deodato’s art; the splash pages are particularly cool.The idea behind the story is cool, The Phoenix Force and Iron Fist (Dragon?) are the same person is interesting to say the least. Here the reader learns about the history of K’un-Lun and Yu Ti and it is cool. Th...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Super Girl #8 Review 0

Super Girl #8 ReviewOverview:During immediate aftermath of Supergirl’s fight with the World Killers Kara makes a new friendThe Good:The whole issue was enjoyable. It was cool to see Kara talk to someone from Earth in Kryptonian and have Siobhan talk to others. One thing that I really enjoy about this series is how Supergirl’s powers are not a carbon copy of Superman’s and her distinctly different attitude. The writing in the sense of plot progression was good, and the story was fun. The art was ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

New Mutants #41 Review 0

New Mutants #41 ReviewOverview:After the incident on Paradise Island, the team is worn out, and then Blink shows up.The Good:This series just keeps getting better and better. It is really nice and refreshing to see a superhero book from the Big Two that is both character driven and team based with a little bit of real life thrown in. Since moving off of Utopia into the apartment, the book has been really good. What impressed me the most about this issue was that every character seems so human, s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Avengers #24 Review 0

New Avengers #24 ReviewOverview:An Avengers vs. X-Men tie in that also continues plots from the series.*Minor AvX #1 spoilers* You are warnedThe Good:I will say this right away: this issue will not make much sense if you did not read AvX #1.I really enjoyed how much balance there was between the tie-in section and the New Avengers plots, mainly Jessica Jones walking out on Luke Cage and the team in issue #21 and to be honest it ties in wonderfully to AvX; it also shows how human superheroes are ...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Ghost Rider #9 Review 0

Ghost Rider #9 ReviewOverview:The series closes with Alejandra assaulting hell for the NicaraguansThe Good:I really loved the art in this issue, the art on the series as a whole has been good but this issue sticks out more than the others. The story is also pretty good but unfortunately it is rushed, I am fairly sure that this issue was longer than normal but this still should have been two issues.One thing that I really liked about this series was that Alejandra uses the Rider powers in a way t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men: Legacy #254 Review 0

X-Men: Legacy #254 ReviewOverview:Mimic and Weapon Omega show up and the situation could get explosiveThe Good:This was a solid issue. The writing was good and everyone seemed in character, especially Beast who sounded very scientific. The situation that the group finds themselves in is quite interesting and leads to some revelations about who the school is open to. Another cool thing is that the characters remember the past of Mimic and Weapon Omega from the Dark X-Men/Utopia story instead of i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Daken Dark Wolverine #23 Review 0

Daken Dark Wolverine #23 ReviewOverview:Everything ends in the amazing final issue of this seriesThe Good:Everything. Seriously there was nothing I didn’t like about this issue. The writing was excellent and the art was top shelf, the chaotic style is a perfect match to the mood and action. The story was… amazing. This was high octane from the start to the finish. Most of the issue was Daken fighting various Avengers and the Fantastic Four, which was done beautifully and during the fight there a...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Supergirl #7 Review 0

Supergirl #7 ReviewOverview:Supergirl fights the Worldkillers in New York CityThe Good:This issue was heavy on the action. It was one big fight watching Supergirl fight four others who had abilities on par with her own. While there was a lot of action, the dialogue and thoughts were very natural and well placed, one very interesting thing was that all of the dialogue in Kryptonian. This issue gives the basic origins of the Worldkillers and their motivations for attacking while it is rather stand...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

X-Men #25 Review 0

X-Men #25 ReviewOverview:The rest of the team finally gets a solid lead on Jubilee’s location and meet the ForgivenThe Good:The issue was mostly focused on the rest of the team unlike last issue, and they kill a lot of vampires. It is an issue that has a lot of action but spends most of the dialogue and the second half setting up the next couple issues which is fine. The writing was solid and the art will be discussed later…The Bad:I have said it before and will say it again, I don’t like this r...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Generation Hope #16 Review 0

Generation Hope #16 ReviewOverview:Kenji finally makes his move against Hope and Hope’s previous actions take their toll on the rest of UtopiaThe Good:One thing I really like about this conflict between Kenji and Hope is that Hope isn’t really the good guy here. Kenji brings up very valid points about Hope’s actions and how she could easily become the most powerful person in the word. Also it shows that Hope is not the strategist that Cable was and tried to teach her to be and that Kenji is a sm...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.