• Excalibur #5 and the Gospel of Dolly Parton

    Excalibur #5 and the Gospel of Dolly Parton0

    The events of the past four issues come to a head in Excalibur #5, as the groundwork laid by the creative team comes together in explosive ways. With the long promised return of Rogue, Excalibur assembles its full team for the first time, just in time to change the status quo in a huge fashion. Excalibur has been one

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  • Fallen Angels #5 Is a High Bar You Still Can’t Limbo Under

    Fallen Angels #5 Is a High Bar You Still Can’t Limbo Under0

    Fallen Angels has set such a low bar for itself that a baby could crawl over it, so while it’s surprising to find an issue I didn’t hate, I’m not going to say that Fallen Angels #5 is in any way a good comic.  The entire series has been an unmitigated disaster in an otherwise

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  • New Mutants #5: Space, The Final Frontier

    New Mutants #5: Space, The Final Frontier0

    In the fifth issue of Jonathan Hickman and Rod Reis’s New Mutants, the team’s space mission encounters real space danger, as the New Mutants go head-to-head with the Shi’ar Death Commandos. Dawn of X’s space saga hurtles ahead and the New Mutants entangle themselves in more interstellar political turmoil than anyone expected from a simple

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  • X-Force #5 Takes an Eye for an Eye

    X-Force #5 Takes an Eye for an Eye0

    After the cliffhanger of last issue, X-Force #5 gives us pure action the entire way through, which is good, since it feels like we’ve been waiting for a resolution to this since last year. [CHORUS OF BOOS. —Ed.]

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  • Marauders #5: Women’s Work Is Never Done

    Marauders #5: Women’s Work Is Never Done0

    The Hellfire Club was founded on sexism that even Emma Frost herself subscribed to in her own way, but things have changed. In Marauders #5, the Black King is trying his petty best to keep the women in their place, but the Red and White Queens have got things well under control.

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  • X-Men #4: Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest, Put Our Assassins to the Test

    X-Men #4: Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest, Put Our Assassins to the Test0

    The final indelible image of House of X #1 features Magneto in Jerusalem, resplendent in white, the sun glinting off his helmet. His words provide not only a stunning cliffhanger, but a statement of purpose for the entire X-line going forward: “You have new gods now.” X-Men #4, by Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu,

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