Thursday, October 24, 2013

Triple Quick Ratings: @Marvel's Wolverine, Red She-Hulk, Spider-Man Foes, Venom, AVX, X-Men, Avengers Arena, Daredevil, Fearless Defenders, Hawkeye, Thor



I'm still a little behind so I'm clearing out my backlog, so here's a triple dose of today's Quick Ratings for Marvel's; Wolverine and the X-Men #32, Red She-Hulk #67, The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1, Venom #37, What If? AVX #1, X-Men: Legacy #13, Astonishing X-Men #64, Avengers Arena #12, Daredevil #28, Fearless Defenders #6, Hawkeye #12, and Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Prelude #2. If you have any questions about my rating or want to discuss anything just leave me a comment.

See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic


Wolverine & the X-Men #32 - The Hellfire Saga Part Two


HELLFIRE SAGA PART 2!


Wolverine has plans for the Bamfs...


Meet the new Hellions!

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Cover & Solicit 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 3/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.4 - (Buy Wolverine and the X-Men #32) SAVE 10%


Red She-Hulk #67 - Route 616 Part 5


"ROUTE 616" CONCLUSION!


IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS!


The MAD THINKER has improved the next generation of Super-Soldiers and they are here to finish the rampage of the RED SHE-HULK!


Is Betty stuck in Omega Stage Hulk form forever?


Will MACHINE MAN, SHE-HULK and humanity pay the price for Betty's interference of the future?


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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.4 
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The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1


BRAND NEW ON-GOING!

Boomerang and some of Spidey’s deadliest baddies prove that with terrible powers come terrible responsibilities!

Rising Star Nick Spencer teams with Eisner Award winning sensation Steve Lieber for a walk on the Spider-Verse’s evil side!

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.6 - (Buy The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1) SAVE 10%

Venom #37


If Venom’s going to be the super hero Philly deserves, he’s got to do it right!

Venom wants it all--resources, allies, contacts, and an HQ--but he knows zip about setting that up!

To make matters worse, he’s already made an enemy of Philly’s toughest crime boss--Lord Ogre!

And Lord Ogre declares WAR!

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.7 - (Pre-Order Venom TPB Land Where Killers Dwell) SAVE 20%

What If? AVX #1 - Part 1 of 4


The biggest event of 2012 is now the biggest miniseries of 2013!


We all know what happened to the Avengers and the X-Men... but what if the story had gone differently?


The one and only Jimmy Palmiotti brings his signature style to a mind-blowing reinterpretation of a key event in the history of the Marvel Universe.


Featuring Magneto, Hope, and every Avenger and X-Man you can imagine!

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.7 - (Buy What If Avx TPB) SAVE 10%


X-Men: Legacy #13 - Hope and Glory Part 1


Continuing his mission to proactively pave the way for the reignited mutant race, Legion travels to the United Kingdom to preemptively extinguish a threat to his people...


...but the head of Britain's paranormal intelligence agency, PETE WISDOM, won't stand for Legion committing any crimes in the name of mutantkind on his turf!


So in this game of superhuman spy vs. spy, who will ultimately get the upper hand? I'll tell you one thing: someone is certainly going to be a CASUALTY in this faceoff!


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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 2/5
Layout & Flow 2/5
Story 3/5
Verdict 2.6 
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Astonishing X-Men #64


The apocalypse has arrived...and it's made of ice.

A catastrophic storm has buried much of the northern hemisphere under the deadly weight of snow, creating a kingdom where only one man rules: Bobby Drake.

But Bobby's mind has become fragmented and lost. Who will stop his reign of terror?

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 2/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.4 - (Buy Astonishing X-Men #64) SAVE 10%

Avengers Arena #12 - Game On Part 5 of 5


THE SHOCKING FINALE OF "GAME ON"!

Apex squares off in bloody battle against...you’ll have to see it to believe it!

What does Death Locket see on the very last page that will freak you out?

Plus: Arcade makes popcorn to eat while watching the big fight! Oh, what a jerk!

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.6 - (Buy Avengers Arena #12) SAVE 10%

Daredevil #28



"ECHO TERRA"

Prelude to INFINITY: Part Two.

Aliens races fleeing an intergalactic terror crash to Earth, just as the Avengers are occupied with the now-active Origin Sites!

Captain Universe and Manifold take a trip across the universe.

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Cover & Solicit 2/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.4 - (Buy Daredevil #28) SAVE 10%

Fearless Defenders #6


Still guest staring most of the heroines in the Marvel Universe.

Someone dies... Stock up on tissues.

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 3/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.6 - (Buy Fearless Defenders #6) SAVE 10%

Hawkeye #12 - 359#


The sleeper hit of 2012 is now the can't miss book of 2013 (and probably the overhyped book you're sick of people talking about in 2014!)

Reeling from the events of the last issue, even Hawkeye wants to know what his new status quo is. Who's with him? Who's against him? Who's trying to kill him and why? So many dang questions!

And just when Clint's rock bottom couldn't arrive fast enough... "Then Came Barney"

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 3/5
Story 3/5
Verdict 3 - (Buy Hawkeye #12) SAVE 10%

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Prelude #2 - Part 2 of 2


An all-new adventure leading you directly into the upcoming Marvel Studios blockbuster THOR: THE DARK WORLD!

What happened to your favorite Asgardians between the events of THOR and THE AVENGERS? What comes next? Find out here!

Thor! Loki! Odin! Heimdall! Jane Foster! Sif! The Warriors Three! All this, brought to you by the powerhouse creative team of writers Craig Kyle (THOR: THE DARK WORLD executive producer) and Christopher Yost (THOR: THE DARK WORLD co-writer) and artist Scot Eaton (CAPTAIN AMERICA)!

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Cover & Solicit 2/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 3/5
Story 3/5
Verdict 2.9 - (Buy Marvels Thor TPB Dark World Prelude) SAVE 10%

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