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Fri, July 22nd, 2016 - A Defective Detective Comic?
It's a rough time, as "Darth Vader" flounders and "Astro City" stumbles for an all around letdown of a week.

Thu, July 14th, 2016 - Marvel's Clean Sweep
Marvel Comics dominates with big hits, but it can't beat the cavalcade of crummy comics that dragged the whole week down.

Thu, July 7th, 2016 - Zombies & Broken Super Soldiers Vs A Modern Stone Age Family
Image drops two hot reads in this week's batch, while "The Flintstones" is depressing, FalCap remains impressively bad at his job.

Thu, June 30th, 2016 - Conspiracies, Espionage & Mole Man Love
Marvel's classic underground villain makes a big impact, and every conspiracy nut in the world has a new favorite comic book.

Thu, June 23rd, 2016 - Big Battles, Big Laughs, Big Trouble
"Power Man and Iron Fist" bring it to you from every angle, Megatron learns the truth and "Deadpool and Gambit" make waiting for coffee awesome.

Thu, June 16th, 2016 - Working for Justice, Badge or Spandex
Dark Horse's "Weird Detective" makes a strong debut, "Spidey" successfully goes old school (literally) and another trip to "Astro City" is worth your time.

Thu, June 9th, 2016 - Terror and Intrigue Are Marvel-ous
Tom King's tour de force on "Vision" continues to astonish, Charles Soule straightens his cuff links with "Daredevil."

Thu, June 2nd, 2016 - Deadpool Team-Up Wins the Week
The Merc with a Mouth scores a big win with four issues jammed into one for a deeply entertaining read even while a second "Civil War" strains credulity.

Thu, May 26th, 2016 - Detectives, Superhero Dating & Doomed Transformers
Writer David Walker scores two books getting a ride home, while Squirrel Girl looks for love and Reggie Mantle breaks bad in a fantastic week of comic books

Thu, May 19th, 2016 - Punching & Planning
A smart superhero makes things better in "Astro City" while two old friends get back together in the best way possible.

Thu, May 12th, 2016 - The Man in the Machine
Vision dazzles and Darth Vader overcomes in a winning week of comics featuring people trapped in synthetic experiences struggling with emotions.

Thu, May 5th, 2016 - Saving the World & Fighting Dinosaurs
A creative take on the Avengers and Howard the Duck show us how to do a team-up in a week that unfortunately ended up a wash.

Thu, April 28th, 2016 - Going Nuts and Kicking Butts With Bad Robots & Wolverine
Despite four books making their way home, this week is a losing one due to a number of catastrophic failures.

Thu, April 21st, 2016 - Private Detectives and Public Punching
John Shaft, Luke Cage and Steeljack lead a week of hard work and hard decisions in complex situations for a simply amazing week of comic books.

Thu, April 14th, 2016 - Mockingbirds & Heartthrobs
Two fantastic female protagonists fight their way into your heart as Bobbi Morse vamps it up and a woman of the 1970s finds a taste of liberation.

Thu, April 7th, 2016 - Bad Men & Bad Decisions
Image throws down with two new takes on scoundrels, while Marvel's favorite synthezoid is ready to do the unthinkable for the best possible reasons.

Thu, March 31st, 2016 - Fire In The Skies, Murder In The Streets
Megatron finds a wholly new way to do the unthinkable, Squirrel Girl has her hairiest team up yet, Kyle Rayner learns the meaning of war.

Thu, March 24th, 2016 - No Comics For Old Men
THE BUY PILE commemorates its anniversary with a week where nothing worked, with several making grandiose mistakes, dragging the rest down with them.

Thu, March 17th, 2016 - The Hard Streets of New York & Astro City
Despite great issues from "Astro City" and "Power Man and Iron Fist," a poor showing from "Superman" and "Ghostbusters" make the overall week a wash.

Thu, March 10th, 2016 - Of Machines and a Mockingbird
Tom King continues his relentless reign of quality with "Vision," James Roberts thanks Transformers fans and Bobbi Morse goes solo in a big way.

Thu, March 3rd, 2016 - Gunfire Shapes The Galaxy
The Tom King-led "Omega Men" is truly magnificent, but it's not enough to overcome the rest of this week's poor showings.

Thu, February 25th, 2016 - Nuts To Doctor Doom!
Doreen Green is the week's only bright spot as Batman proves the flaw in his fight against crime while Daredevil and Dick Grayson hang out with friends.

Thu, February 18th, 2016 - Best Friends, Lost Sons & A Pregnant Superhero
It's hard to believe, but four series that weren't up to snuff beat out the three fantastic releases for an overall losing week.

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.

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