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Thu, February 11th, 2016 - Hard Lessons in American and Cybertronian Life
David Walker is back with the '70s' most lasting private detective, a sci-fi tragedy shines through its dour subject material, and Megatron leads Transformers.

Thu, February 4th, 2016 - Visions of the Afterlife
Tom King tells intense tales of synthezoids, while Joshua Hale Fialkov writes one of the most interesting conversations ever.

Thu, January 28th, 2016 - Terrorists In Space? Nuts To That!
Squirrel Girl continues her 1960s romp with Doctor Doom, while Tom King continues to make the Omega Men one of the most interesting reads around

Thu, January 21st, 2016 - Monsters, Music & Mercenaries
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie make magic happen with "Phonogram," "Astro City" bends the rules and "G.I. Joe" shows Cobra Commander at the top of his game.

Thu, January 14th, 2016 - Initiate The Coulson Protocols
Phil Coulson's the only thing worth buying in a week that saw Misty Knight making a heck of a case for being the next Captain America.

Thu, January 7th, 2016 - Cobra World Order
Cobra Commander has some pretty good ideas, but this is ultimately a week that can't overcome its low points.

Thu, December 31st, 2015 - Love, Lies and Revolution In Space
Kyle Rayner is in for some surprises in "Omega Men," the week's best book as the rest of the releases conspire to send 2015 out with a whimper.

Thu, December 24th, 2015 - A Lump Of Coal from The Krampus
There's no smiles this holiday season as three mainstays of the purchases turn in sub-par performances.

Thu, December 17th, 2015 - Nuts, Magic and an Ode to Darth Vader
The Dark Lord of the Sith shows why he inspires devotion, Squirrel Girl takes on Dr. Doom, and "Phonogram" makes more musical magic.

Thu, December 10th, 2015 - Achievements in Science Fiction
The week delivers, changing the game in Marvel's cosmic arena and examining deep sociological concepts with high octane thrills.

Thu, December 3rd, 2015 - Murder, Intrigue & A Post-Apocalyptic World
Dig into the head of a serial killer, an Avengers synthezoid goes to D.C, and Hickman's brilliant "East of West" rule in a killer week.

Mon, November 30th, 2015 - Robot Love and Soldiers of Fortune
The culture of Cybertron gets a wonderful new facet and "Blackjack" is back, but it's hard to be thankful when you weigh in the rest of the week's offerings.

Thu, November 19th, 2015 - New Ideas, Old Songs and Vader's Down
Five comics head home, including Mark Millar's nostalgic turn, Mia Goodwin's tale of magic and murder, and the Lord of the Sith against impossible odds.

Thu, November 12th, 2015 - Vader and the Last Sons of America
The Dark Lord of the Sith plays all the cards right as baby fever is a serious sickness for the people of the United States.

Thu, November 5th, 2015 - Remember, Remember This Fourth of November...
Spider-Man and Johnny Storm have another hilarious interaction, the Avengers' favorite synthetic man twists the suburban dream, and Transformers go wild.

Thu, October 29th, 2015 - Villain Bros and Squirrel Girl
Kicking butts and eating nuts while Black Adam and Sinestro hang out like old pals barely balances the week from the misappropriation of Clark Kent.

Thu, October 22nd, 2015 - How To Get Away With Murder -- Or Heroism
Kurt Busiek continues to show how to do superhero comics right in another great "Astro City" installment, plus an indie comes on strong and bloody.

Thu, October 15th, 2015 - Ladies, This Song Is For You!
"Ms. Marvel" stands up and dances on the last day of the world, and the Gillen/McKelvie joint "Phonogram" lives up to literary standards.

Thu, October 8th, 2015 - Marvel Makes It Marvelous
Lando gets his Matthew Quigley on, Peter Parker can't lose, Stephen Strange shows up and, on the other side of the universe, the Omega Men break the rules.

Thu, October 1st, 2015 - Boy Wonders and Camouflaged Giant Robots
A surprisingly effective team up between a former acrobat and a disgraced reporter and Decepticon losers trying to figure it out make this a winning week.

Thu, September 24th, 2015 - Soldiers, Spies... and Anime?
A G.I. Joe pilot runs the skies, Dick Grayson plays both sides, two generations of Fury men take on Hydra and "Astro City" again shows the essence of heroism.

Thu, September 17th, 2015 - New Ideas & Lando's Monologues
Things could go better for the galaxy's smoothest brother, but Rick Remender and Sean Murphy teach some old ideas new tricks.

Thu, September 10th, 2015 - Gillen & McKelvie Are Playing Your Song
Another phenomenal "Phonogram" leads a week that wins by a thin margin as Batman fails his city and "Bloodstrike" reminds us of the horrors we let go.

Thu, September 3rd, 2015 - A Requiem for Megatron
One book shines, one book's bad, and the ambition of the rest of the week's releases can't overcome things going kind of wobbly.

Thu, August 27th, 2015 - The All Scoundrel Edition
Lando leads the paparazzi, Gallifreyans and shlub Hydra agents all teaming up to make the week sneak in a win.

Thu, August 20th, 2015 - Murder, Ragnarok & The Dreams of Supermen
"Astro City" celebrates 20 years, Loki literally rewrites the rules and ComixTribe drops a stunning debut issue.

Thu, August 13th, 2015 - Magic, Music, Spaceships & Squirrel Girl
Marvel's toughest heroine gets a little help from her friends, Lando makes a big heist while McKelvie and Gillen are back with one of their most brilliant works.

Thu, August 6th, 2015 - Rescue The Princess?
"Omega Men" turns tropes on their heads while "Airboy" continues to disappoint and "Secret Wars" continues to limp forward.

Thu, July 30th, 2015 - Robots in a New Disguise
Even a truly amazing pop-culture inflected mystery in space can't save the week as Clark Kent is dumber than hay and a horror comic doesn't even try.

Thu, July 23rd, 2015 - Tricksters and Time Travelers
It's the end of the worlds as we know it and a pair of immortals use cleverness and every trick in the book to do what they feel is right in a winning week.

Thu, July 16th, 2015 - Living the Life in Astro City
A light and easygoing week of comics wins as we see the nature of heroism and muddle through crossover meh-ness.

Thu, July 9th, 2015 - True Love in The Age of Lando
"Saga" returns to form and a "Star Wars" book shows scoundrel-ish charm, but industry legends falter and a pirate princess can't fight her way through plot deficiencies.

Thu, July 2nd, 2015 - The Surprisingly Fallable Squirrel Girl
Things could have gone better on the week before SDCC, as "Bizarro" fails to fail, Doom shows his foibles and other comics are less than impressive.

Thu, June 25th, 2015 - Transformers Dance Party
Dancing giant robots lead off a week that wins on the merit of "meh" and nothing really being that bad.

Thu, June 18th, 2015 - The Gorilla Comic Didn't Work?
The week fails to satisfy as "Astro City" phones it in, "Transformers" fall short and the Winter Soldier comes in chilly, though many indies made courageous showings.

Thu, June 11th, 2015 - Of Love and Space Flight
Amorous affections lead to surprising places in a fantastic week, as Thom Zahler does an outstanding job with a new book and "Saga" continues to astound.

Thu, June 4th, 2015 - Justice League Triumphant
Geoff Johns brings the thunder and the glory as DC's magnificent seven stand up in a major way while Squirrel Girl makes good friends.

Thu, May 28th, 2015 - Funeral for an Autobot
A team of travel-weary Transformers pre-mourn the passing of one of their greatest, perhaps to beat the rush for a winning week.

Thu, May 21st, 2015 - Shaft's Big Finale
The swan song for the Dynamite detective makes the week a win - barely - as "Convergence" is like a Bataan Death March and "Secret Wars" loses focus.

Thu, May 14th, 2015 - Secret Wars, Star Wars & A Gorilla on Drums
Darth Vader continues to shine, Jonathan Hickman makes a big Heroclix match work as a story, and, yeah -- that's a gorilla playing the drums. Rock on.

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