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Thu, May 16th, 2013
- Magic & Science & Snow White's Swordplay
One of Image Comics' brightest stars returns with a magical issue of science and adventure in multiple dimensions while the marriage of Snow White & The Big Bad Wolf is tested to the breaking point.
Thu, May 9th, 2013
- Immortals, Avengers and a Thief of Dreams
A historical hedonist breaks it down, a weed-smoking layabout loses control and the Master of Kung-Fu is one heck of a spy, all while Bobby Drake goes down memory lane and Majestic fights a girl.
Thu, May 2nd, 2013
- Future Heroes, Magic Bullets & Princely Fables
JMS introduces an intriguing new work of supernatural noir, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning bring the brilliance in the future and the story gets complicated for Fables living in the land of India.
Thu, April 25th, 2013
- The King of Assassins & Autobots Haz Feels
Death comes to a star-cast group of Transformers and each one deals with it in his own way, doing some of the best sci fi in the biz. Meanwhile Jimmie Robinson is, basically, a freakin' genius. Great week of comics.
Thu, April 18th, 2013
- The Battles of Fairy Tales and Giant Robots
The war for Cybertron is back on with Shakespearean stakes as man and wolf battle tooth and sword for the love of a legendary lady, all while the Avengers take a look at the Superior Spidey.
Thu, April 11th, 2013
- "Saga," "Standard" and "Princeless" Win The Day
It's all about independents as super hero deconstruction, flipping the gender roles of traditional royalty and Brian K. Vaughan's sprawling space opera make today a winner even as Reed Richards & Majestic disappoint.
Thu, April 4th, 2013
- Back To Deapdool's Future! Plus, Autobots & Dryads!
Bill Willingham's telling tales of tales, Deadpool finds himself back in the early 1980s and the Autobot formerly known as Trailbreaker finds his power while struggling for respect in a winning week.
Thu, March 28th, 2013
- Teenaged Assassins and Giant Robots Win the Week
Megatron plays his cards while Jimmie Robinson's "Five Weapons" outsmarts everybody, overcoming cliches galore in "Uncanny Avengers" and "Flash" and tedium in "Fantastic Four" and "Red Lanterns."
Thu, March 21st, 2013
- Fifth-Dimensional Magic, Science & Time Travel
Superman fights in five dimensions, Autobots face mortality, Tony Chu kicks butt, horns learn to love wings and the Big Bad Wolf comes home with quite a temper in a week that wins so hard it hurts.
Thu, March 14th, 2013
- One Nation, Under A.I.M.
It's a week that didn't make the mark as super villains unite while Batman cries (a lot), Alpha thinks he's gonna be somebody (he's not) and K'Rot stomps on everything the '80s did for funny animal super heroes.
Thu, March 7th, 2013
- Cinderella, Robot Power Struggles & Ten Years in Business
Ten years after the Buy Pile first debuted, east meets west in Vertigo's new "Fables" spinoff, Hasbro's Transformers comics roll on in a wonderful fashion and Superman pretty much goes to H'el.
Thu, February 28th, 2013
- The Decepticon Way
The Star Wars galaxy can't handle Jahan Cross, Hawkeye has a hard time with a band of well-armed eastern Europeans and Megatron has a plan, such a plan. Then, Jimmie Robinson blows your doors off with "Five Weapons."
Mon, February 25th, 2013
- The Passion of Brian K. Vaughan & Catching The Vibe
Brace yourself: Vibe is actually pretty good while "Saga" has more people making emotional reactions while Snow White's ex has all kinds of rough ideas. Let's agree to stop trying to make "Alpha" happen, though, okay?
Thu, February 14th, 2013
- The Knights of the Clown Table
Action Lab's "Order of Dagonet" is the only thing that really got things right this week, as the Joker deeply disappoints, Nick Fury Jr. is a total jerk and Reed Richards is much creepier than you ever realized.
Thu, February 7th, 2013
- Autobot Spring Break & Fabled Hair Cuts In Japan
Rapunzel goes wild with a lot of unhappy Japanese Fables while Megatron follows his core programming and Ultra Magnus struggles with the idea of "relaxation" in a week that wins by a thin margin.
Thu, January 31st, 2013
- Spies Like Dooku & Batman's Vacation
Damian and Bruce Wayne have some Skype-styled bonding while Jahan Cross goes under the sea like he was already working for Disney. Meanwhile, Atrocitus finds religion and double Dazzlers don't get any better.
Thu, January 24th, 2013
- Hunt for Dead Oktober, Chew-ing Down & A Big Bad Wolf
Two surprises for today's purchases, as terrorists mix it up with Russian special forces, a vengeful lawman dolls out fists full of justice and an angry father moves through heaven & earth to find his kids.
Thu, January 17th, 2013
- Bad Guy Batman, Aliens, a Geomancer and a Hulk
Four comics demand they be taken home as Valiant's odd couple again hits the mark, Bruce Banner gets interns, The Will further cements his coolness and a mountain of monologuing from Si Spurrier shows the way.
Thu, January 10th, 2013
- Rapunzel vs. Robots
Magic and machines make this week a pleasure as Action Lab releases another fantastic comic, Megatron has returned to Cybertron and Rapunzel's adventures in Japan beat out Spidey's shenanigans.
Fri, January 4th, 2013
- Bravest Warriors, When All Else Fails
For an unprecedented second week in a row, Hannibal found nothing was good enough to buy, despite Batman's swan song, Iron Man star-gazing and Cyclops feeling bad in two separate ages. Oy.
Fri, December 28th, 2012
- Oh What A Tedious Web We Weave...
2012 ends on a downbeat note as literally nothing was good enough to buy, while Spider-Man and the Justice League went out of their way to be terrible. "Should auld acquaintance be forgot," indeed...
Mon, December 24th, 2012
- Time for Magic, Stories, Robots, an Avenger and the Empire
Time's all shuffled up in this winning week's comics as Jahan Cross figures it out, Bufkin becomes a legend, Whirl brings the ruckus, Hawkeye hooks it up & "Saga" teaches you how to love.
Thu, December 13th, 2012
- Clones, Optimus Prime & Superhero Love
The future Autobot leader as a metal-minded action hero? Existential government experiments marked for death? "Freaky Friday" for the superhero set? That makes up for evil Ganthet & Marvel's Hunger Games.
Fri, December 7th, 2012
- Lightsabers, Legends and Arrows in the Fifth Dimension
It's all good in the goodness of being all good as Vader hunts Jedis, Hawkeye has many secrets, Rapunzel rises in the Far East and Superman fights a battle that's been happening all his life.
Thu, November 29th, 2012
- "Chew"-ing On Video Game Goodness
It's independent's day as Image's strangest hit comic demands to come home, as does a story that does everything "The Guild" should have done, even as murderers get off Scott free & Luke Cage retires.
Fri, November 23rd, 2012
- Thankful for Transformers, Hawkeye, Star Wars, The Darkness & Fables
A big, big week that wins with a huge margin shows the complexity of giant variable form robots, makes Hawkeye Marvel's next big spy, brings back Jahan Cross doing the same while Willingham's genius shines.
Thu, November 15th, 2012
- "Saga's" Intersteller Capulets & The Joker's Revenge
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" keeps hitting it out of the park, Top Cow's "Think Tank" gets really smart and the Clown Prince of Crime installs terror into the protectors of Gotham City in "Batman."
Thu, November 8th, 2012
- Deadpool, Rapunzel and a Pint-Sized Teleporter
Two comics make it home on moxie as Pip the Troll makes "X-Factor" work and Deadpool brings back all his greatest hits while a Fabled female finds intrigue and action in the land of the rising sun.
Thu, November 1st, 2012
- The Cybertronian Job
The 'bot who would be Optimus Prime stands at the center of a mystery dating back to the founding of the Decepticons yet spans into the modern day. Meanwhile, Skeletor sucks and so does Cable.
Thu, October 25th, 2012
- Oktober's Very Own Once and Future Loki
The son of Laufey stands up in such a major way that it almost levitates off of the page, the Big Bad Wolf experiences ennui and there's a message for Cobra from Russia with lots of bullets. Makes up for Superman's blog...
Thu, October 18th, 2012
- The Spy from Alderaan & The Purple Avenger
Dark Horse brings back Imperial agent Jahan Cross for a spirited trip into "Star Wars" continuity while Clint Barton could sing a song from Daniel Powter. Oh, and Supes & Diana get all weird after smooching.
Thu, October 11th, 2012
- Bringing Joker Back & A Telethon for Wakanda
The clown prince of crime has returned with a vengeance that's downright elegant and DC sends Dominique Leveau to her premature demise while "AvX" and "Green Lantern Corps" compete for year's worst.
Thu, October 4th, 2012
- Of Batmen and Beauties
Put your hands together for Bruce Wayne, who puts on a tour de force performance as a detective and crime fighter, bookending a questing Rapunzel while Scott Summers defiles your brain.
Thu, September 27th, 2012
- Bad Means Good for Cybertron, Asgardia and the Old Republic
Morality is turned on its head when the Autobots can barely call themselves good guys, betrayal is the only road to victory against Surtur, Darth Maul fights for the people & all kind of morality goes out the window.
Thu, September 20th, 2012
- The Wrath of Vader & The Queen of Toyland
Star Wars fans gets just what they're looking for while things get messy in Discardia, Amethyst makes a comeback, red shirts take front and center and Thor makes peace with his family challenges.
Thu, September 13th, 2012
- The Corruption of Loki Laufeyson & City-Sized Robots
Is Volstagg ruling Asgardia a bigger threat than an unloved adopted son? We wonder while Rodimus Prime makes a really big discovery, Scott Summers takes it up a notch & more hilarity ensues.
Thu, September 6th, 2012
- Travel Plans for Myths, Legends and Virgins
A new Valiant title steps up as Vertigo's "Fables" universe gets one heck of a shock, all while "Green Lantern" offends, "Amazing Spider-Man" exhausts and more goes "meh." At least there's Afro-Shazam!
Thu, August 30th, 2012
- Kicking Skulls & Casting Spells with Adventurers, a Voodoo Queen & Loki
Comics stumbled this week as the tedium of overhyped couples -- breaking up, getting together -- overshadowed flowery prose from Vertigo and intricate plotting by Kieron Gillen & Matt Fraction.
Thu, August 23rd, 2012
- Giant Robots, Vader's Revenge and Being Lost In Toyland
The son of the Big Bad Wolf has a "Tom Hanks in 'Castaway'" moment, Decepticons deceive and Vader brings the ruckus, all while Dr. Manhattan fails miserably and Deadpool barely even tries.
Thu, August 16th, 2012
- Indies In Space & Spidey vs. Lizard, Round 21,293,203
Spidey keeps up the weird science, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continue building a fascinating world in "Saga" - oh, and there's a brand new Samurai Lion Voltron. Really. Wow.