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Evolving Revolutions in a Devolving World: 'Scarlet #1'

Scarlet Rue returns at a time when corruption and revolution parallel ongoing real-world relevance.

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Roots Run Deep in 'Guardians of the Galaxy #16'

This is a grounded and compelling story that shows why Groot is so lovable.

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Winning Streaks and Resolutions in 'Civil War II #8'

Nobody will be gasping for air or picking their jaw up off the floor with the big climax of the story, here.

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Channeling Heroism Through Infamy in 'Infamous Iron Man #1'

Victor Von Doom enters a new and compelling role in the Marvel universe.

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Is Punishing a Crime Before It's Committed a Crime Itself?

A major death raises the stakes for the present and future in Civil War II #3.

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Families, Flashbacks, and Fodder in 'International Iron Man #1'

Tony Stark's secret origin takes a small, but meaningful step forward.

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'Ultimate End #5' Ends With a Whimper

This story wants to be a fireworks show, but it's only armed with half a box of matches.

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Trials, Tribulations, and Chaotic Sub-Plots in 'Uncanny X-Men #600'

An end to an era is rushed and riddled with errors.

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Vulnerable Invincibility in 'Invincible Iron Man #1'

Forging a more balanced Tony Stark.

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What's Wrong With X-Men Bobby Drake's Coming Out Story?

There are a lot of unwritten assumptions about Iceman's sexuality in All New X-Men #40.

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The Best in the Worst Circumstances in 'Old Man Logan #1'

Wolverine is the best he is at what he does and in a world where he gets to prove it.

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Overwhelming and Overdue Humility in 'Uncanny X-men #32'

Cyclops is put in a difficult position that reveals his vulnerabilities, amongst other things.

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"All-New X-men #37" Gives Us a Frenemy Indeed

Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.

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When It Really Could Be Worse: "All-New X-men #34"

The O5 X-men think their future is bad, but a trip to the decaying world of Ultimate adds some needed perspective.

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Making Progress Fun: "All-New X-men #30"

Character development doesn't need killer robots or time-traveling enemies. It just needs to be fun.

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Paradoxical Obscurity: "All New X-men #25"

A time travel paradox that's overdue yet underwhelming.

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The Cataclysmic Destruction of Marvel's Ultimate Universe

It redefined the comic book industry for the new millennium. Now it is an ever-unfolding tragedy.

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Cataclysmically Flat: "Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand #5"

More meaningless death and more meaningless destruction still rings hollow.

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Spoiler Alert: "All New X-men #22"

The Original X-men have had their futures spoiled. Now they have to confront it and all its associated emotions directly.

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Dreams of War: "Uncanny X-men #16"

Magneto embarks on an old path, yet in a way that feels new and refreshing.

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Overdue Lessons: "Uncanny X-men #14"

Harsh lessons are part of growing up. But when Emma Frost teaches them, they're MUCH harsher.

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An Uncanny Legacy: "X-men Battle of the Atom #2"

Five decades of X-men converge in a way that's thrilling, yet incomplete.

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The Cheating Paradox: "Uncanny X-men #13"

When does a time travel paradox become the equivalent of a video game cheat code?

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Turning Point: "All New X-men #17"

In every epic battle, there is a turning point. And in one powerful moment, the battle lines in Battle of the Atom are set as the future and the past are linked.

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Tough Choices and Tougher Emotions: "Uncanny X-men #12"

Emotions run high when the future is at stake. But sometimes emotions just aren't enough.

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Dramatic Reminders: "X-men #5"

There was once a time when Cyclops and Jean Grey were awkward teenagers. Now they have to deal with that awkwardness while on the run.

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Everything to Lose: "All New X-men #16"

When two teenagers have everything to lose, how much are they willing to risk?

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Bendis & Maleev Reclaim the Hidden Tensions in 'Moon Knight'

It's been a rough road to define a workable character arc for the Moon Knight character. The new creative team might just be the equal of the estimable run by crime writer Charlie Huston. That is, if writer Brian Michael Bendis has truly returned to top form.

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Secret Warriors Vol. 1: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing

Jonathan Hickman blasts into the Marvel Universe, and he brings Nick Fury with him, as the super-spy popularized by Steranko maintains his classic sense of “cool”, refuting the modern-day “kewl” methods of cinema spies like James Bond and Jason Bourne as he attempts to take down his greatest threat to date.

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The Devil's Due: What Ed Brubaker Did to Reinvent Daredevil

Could Ed Brubaker have written the definitive version of a character renowned for its production of 'definitive' visions?

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Ultimate Spider-man

There are hints at some promising stories in the future with Ultimate Spider-man, but I want great stories now!

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