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Fables, Vol. 10: The Good Prince (Fables, #10)
I will admit this story could have used some refining. There are portions where Willingham feels like he wants to get from point A to B so strongly he ...more
Jun 07, 2008
Apr 16, 2008
The Further Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix
This was surprisingly good. If only it didn't have Cyclops and Phoenix...

This tells the origin of Nathaniel Essex, later to be named Sinister, in mid-
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009
DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1
Great homage to Silver Age comics. Admittedly I am more familiar with Marvel's Silver Age, and just Marvel in general. I had somehow missed out on hea ...more
Mar 30, 2008
Mar 27, 2008
X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 1: Destiny
Ah yes, when they wanted to shake all the X-Men books up in 2001, Claremont could still sell books if not write them. So they took him off the major t ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2009
Kingdom Come
To begin with, this book is best known for its art, and deservedly so. However Alex Ross is not my personal preference in comic art. His art is still ...more
not set
Jun 01, 2008
The New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga

Now that is some great art. Bill Sienkiewicz is amazing when he is free to roam. Someone gave him free reign at a time when, as I understand it,
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
X-Factor: The Longest Night
Back in '91 the X-titles had that big ol' shakeup in the midst of their popularity's peak. The one title that initially looked like it got the short e ...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
Uncanny X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire
X-Men space opera. It may sound strange, but it was actually a rather large part of when Claremont turned X-Men into the beast it is today. And surpri ...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
New Mutants Classic, Vol. 1
Back in the day I had absolutely no interest in the New Mutants. Didn't really know any of them, and at the time I grew aware of comics they were alre ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
X-Men: Deadly Genesis
So I went into this already wanting to not like it. I tried my darndest to keep this from effecting my reading. And think I was fairly successful. Fin ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
New Mutants Classic, Vol. 3
This includes the Demon Bear Saga, Warlock's arrival (both of which I have already reviewed), and wraps up the Cloak and Dagger story from a Marvel Te ...more
Feb 13, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
X-Men: The Asgardian Wars
Okay, so this is basically two different stories that involve Loki, so they packaged 'em all together and stuck Asgard on the title.

The first is an X
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
X-Men: Magik - Storm And Illyana (Magik)
These are the types of stories that are usually better left untold, but people always clamor for the telling.

This is the telling of a story that take
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
Essential X-Factor, Vol. 1
This book barely got saved from 1 star.

This book starts out with one of the harder retcons to stomach as it potentially rips the guts out of the Phoen
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
X-Men: The Fall of the Mutants
This is a crossover event that is missing the crossing over. There is some awareness of the other storylines, but the three sections can be read separ ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
Secret Invasion
Well it was better than Bendis' last big crossover event. The idea for this crossover was great, and the execution was pretty good. That is if you're ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
Exiles: Volume 1: Down the Rabbit Hole
This series didn't interest me overly much for the longest time, despite the great things I heard about it. It had little impact to the overall contin ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 02, 2009
Cable and the New Mutants
Aw Rob Liefield...

It's funny looking back at him now. Probably the only bigger person in comics at the time was Jim Lee (oh and that McFarlane fellow)
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Essential X-Factor, Vol. 2
By the middle of this book (The Fall of the Mutants) X-Factor finally removes itself from its initial setup; the whole mutant hunters who are trying t ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix
And I had been liking Lobdell's work up to this point...

Bringing characters from the future to the present is one thing. Trying to tell stories about
May 02, 2009
May 04, 2009
Essential Daredevil, Vol. 3
I am more consistently finding some enjoyment in the run of Daredevil at this point, for the most part (still means a solid 2 stars though). The end o ...more
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
Essential Thor, Vol. 3
Reading this stuff has really upped my enjoyment of Jack Kirby. However I think the essential's black and white printing would take away from the expe ...more
Apr 26, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Essential Daredevil, Vol. 1
Okay, you can see some of the universals that get pulled on later here, but early Daredevil struggled too much in trying to fit the patterns of all th ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
This story is often thrown around as the "best" Wolverine story. You could in some ways say it is the first Wolverine story. By that I mean it is when ...more
May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009
Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages (Fables, #12)
First of all, this probably is more of a three stars, but I think I am overrating it because Fables has not been great for some time. Entertaining, bu ...more
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 15, 2009
Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller, Vol. 2
Okay, so now I understand what all the noise is about for this story.

I know Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen are pointed at for the dark and 'mature'
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
X-Men: Dream's End
Umm, the end to Claremont's second run of X-Men. It is better than the rest of that run, but that is not saying much. You can also see the influence o ...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
X-Force, Vol. 1: New Beginnings
As this started out I was afraid it was gonna be one of those stories where it was all satire and shock value with no characters I was remotely intere ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Fables, Vol. 15: Rose Red (Fables, #15)
I have been looking forward to Fables coming to bear its focus on Rose Red. But this book unfortunately gyps the reader more than rewards. You finally ...more
May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011
Wolverine and the X-Men, Vol. 1
Dang... Okay, this book was gonna have some obvious baggage for me going in. The title alone makes me cringe a bit. But I knew from reviews and the li ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
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