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Wednesday Roundup: September 15, 2020

Marvel nearly swept the week with quality comics this week! Did your favorite land in the top spot? Which publisher blocked Marvel from a clean sweep? Find out below!

5. Once & Future #11 by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora Bad news comes in threes and so do the creatures haunting England -- and if they're going to survive this legendary fight, Gran and Duncan will need to revive a connection with an old enemy. After all, you're always better with the devil you know... right?

Average Critic Rating: 8.7/10

"Once And Future #11 gives a modern twist to killing Grendel, and it's a lot of fun. Gillen, Mora, and Bonvillain all do a wonderful job of providing an outstanding, entertaining fight." - You Don't Read Comics

"Few books consistently hit as high a bar as Once & Future does month in and month out, and if you're not joining in on the fun you are missing out." -

4. Giant Size X-Men: Storm #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Russell Dauterman

HICKMAN & DAUTERMAN TAKE FLIGHT AGAIN! In GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST, Hickman and Dauterman took Jean and Emma into Storm’s mind to learn what had happened to her. Now they take the X-Men’s resident goddess to the far end of the world to save herself!

Average Critic Rating: 8.8/10

"Overall this book jumps beyond the pages into a life-affirming narrative all wrapped in an exciting and fun story. This is truly a gem not to be missed." - Comics: The Gathering

"Giant-Size X-Men: Storm has it all, from action to crazy science fiction concepts we've come to adore from Hickman, to deeply meaningful character beats." - AIPT

3. Marvel's Snapshots: X-Men #1 by Jay Ediden and Tom Reilly

The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the "ordinary person" is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experience the debut of the FF, the Hulk, Iron Man and more? To wish you could be a part of it all? Writer Jay Edidin (Thor: Metal Gods, Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men) makes his Marvel comics debut, teamed with Tom Reilly (Immortal Hulk), to tell a story of upheaval and decision that would shape the X-Men (and the Marvel Universe) forever after.

Average Critic Rating: 9/10

"When all is said and done, Marvels Snapshots: X-Men #1 delivers an emotional look at the beginning of one of Marvel's iconic characters. We get to see the boy who would become Cyclops discover those aspects of himself that will guide him, and others, to become heroes." - But Why Though

"This issue was like a breath of fresh air to me. A top-notch story that by the end of the issue had me changing my opinion in a big way about Cyclops. Another rarity is an oversized issue that in this reviewer's opinion is well worth the extra dollar!" - Weird Science

2. Star Wars #6 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz THE PATH TO JEDI WISDOM...OR A DEADLY TRAP OF THE DARK SIDE?

•  THE FORCE led LUKE SKYWALKER to someone who can provide him with great insight into the path to JEDI wisdom...

•  But their meeting will change Skywalker FOREVER. Luke thought his duel against his father, Darth Vader, was the ultimate test. But Luke's trials have only just begun.

•  The galaxy needs Luke Skywalker. And a Jedi needs a weapon!

•  Meanwhile, Vader continues his search for his long-lost son, and the REBEL ALLIANCE finds itself on the verge of a losing all hope.

Average Critic Rating: 9.1/10

"Soule is writing something special here, as he did with 2017's Darth Vader series. Add that to the amazing art from Jesus Saiz, Arif Prianto, and Clayton Sowles, and this is the best Star Wars comic this year, in my opinion." - Comics: The Gathering

1.Immortal Hulk #37 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett When Bruce Banner first came to Shadow Base, he was cut up into pieces and stored in jars. Now Shadow Base is under his control. But Bruce Banner was only the second test subject. Now...THE FIRST is free.

Average Critic Rating: 9.5/10

"It's one of the most thrilling single issue experiences of 2020, and it remains so on a second, third, and even fourth read. Bravo." -

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