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X-Men: Gold #35 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men: Gold #35 Review: A Perfectly Average Comic

Storm is swarmed by Uovu and the villagers whom he's resurrected. Ororo is forced to fight off her birth parents and all those under Uovu's thrall. Meanwhile, the X-Men fight the X-Cutioner halfway around the world. Stormcaster finds them and opens a portal to Storm and Uovu, providing Ororo with reinforcements. But, is it enough? […]

X-Men: Gold #34 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men Gold #34 Review: When the Story Moves Too Fast for Its Own Good

Storm reflects on the day she lost her parents as she processes their resurrection. Uovu, a god who has suddenly appeared in the village in which Ororo was raised, has brought Storm's parents back to her somehow. As happy as Ororo is, she can't leave Uovu uninvestigated, and she searches his compound. Back in New […]

X-Men: Gold #33 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men: Gold #33 Review: Going Nowhere Slowly

Ainet, the adopted mother of the X-Man Storm, is on the run from a new religion rising in her village. This new religion worships an entity called Uovu. Her life seems to be at an end, and Ainet lets out a prayer. This prayer returns the hammer, Stormcaster, to Ororo Munroe. Now, a representative from […]

X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson

X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 Review – Doubling Down on Malice

In the past, we see Nakia's initiation into the Dora Milaje and her first meeting with the X-Man, Storm. In the present, Storm, Rogue, and Nightcrawler are patronizing a local African cuisine-inspired grocery when Malice arrives with Mimic-27 to kill Ororo Munroe. The Mimic has evolved to replicate the X-Men at Malice's command, and the […]


Astonishing X-Men #12 cover by Greg Land and Edgar Delgado

Astonishing X-Men #12 Review: A Good-Enough Ending to Charles Soule's Story

The Shadow King has returned to sew havoc and terror across the world. Spawned from the head of X and using Proteus' reality seeds for additional power, he quickly dispatches the Astonishing X-Men by vomiting liquid despair upon them — except for one. Psylocke still stands, but can she defeat the Shadow King alone? Charles […]



Amazing Spider-Man #796 cover by Alex Ross

Amazing Spider-Man #796 Review: Better, but Still Not Good

Agent Anti-Venom is becoming a beloved hero across New York City, and Liz Allen of Alchemax hires/vaguely threatens Flash Thompson into working security at a demonstration for the company. Meanwhile, Peter Parker convinces the Daily Bugle to report on the demonstration after receiving an invite from Liz Allen as well. Mary Jane Watson also arrives […]

Venom #161 cover by Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez

Venom #161 Review: A Nice One-Off Before the Next Crossover

Venom is cured. His tangle with Flash Thompson has brought the creeping madness in the symbiote under control, and he goes to celebrate by bringing in the Looter. Unfortunately, Spider Woman was watching, and she still thinks that Venom is a monster. This leads to another fight with a Spider-person for Eddie. This issue kind […]

Captain Marvel #128 cover by Phil Noto

Captain Marvel #128 Review: The One Where Thanos is a Hero

Captain Marvel and Zeta Flight are at the mercy of Lord Starkill and his Ravagers. Unfortunately for Starkill, he decided to make a deal to give "Corporal Marvel" over to "Thanos the Just" on Titan. Shortly, the Ravagers and Zeta Flight turn on their leaders, and it's Starkill and Captain Marvel being taken to Thanos […]