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Thu, October 10th, 2013 - A Giant Robot Smackdown & Astro City Travelogues
Take a trip through many eras of amazing in "Astro City" and find out the secret struggle between Soundwave and Shockwave while Hal Jordan fails more than eever before & Bobby Drake makes a kid lose his feet. Really!

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 - Fabled Scoundrels, Hi-Tech Soldiers & Lonely Heroes
Cobra and G.I. Joe are two great tastes that go crazy together while Prince Charming never hesitates, Lark & Rucka's post-apocalyptic family tragedy continues to astound and Jamal Igle does everything right.

Thu, September 26th, 2013 - IDW & Image Continue to Impress
Two companies with names that start with "I" showed up big time as giant robots shock, love finds a way even in deep space, Texas justice endures and you simply have to see "Sex Criminals" to believe it.

Thu, September 19th, 2013 - Snow White Stands Supreme
Legendary Fable Snow White brings the thunder in a momentous confrontation with her sister while a new symbiote fails to thrill and "Dial E" calls the wrong number in a week that wins by a thin margin.

Thu, September 12th, 2013 - Everyday People and Detectives of Gotham
This week, the Riddler surprises and another tale of "Astro City" dazzles you with the mundane while Lobo-In-Name-Only gets "Twilighted" & "Infinity: The Hunt" ignores Jimmy Woo's nationality.

Thu, September 5th, 2013 - Taking A Bite Out Of Fairy Tales
The hard-to-kill Prince Charming uses talents not involving romance or swordplay while Tony Chu's sister showcases skills that'd make Layla Miller jealous, all while DC makes comics of Wiki entries for Villains Month.

Thu, August 29th, 2013 - Shakespeare, Super Powers & More Giant Robot Fun
The Transformers will all rue the name Tyrest after this week, while Rucka & Lark's new project really gets it done and a literary-themed IDW title swings for the fences in one heck of a great week of comics.

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 - A New Age of Heroism in "Fables"
Rose Red sets off a rebooting of heroism not aimed at larger sales while He-Man improves, Vader almost shows up and Si Spurrier turns in an interesting new idea in a week that reached for greatness.

Thu, August 15th, 2013 - Detectives, The Wonder of Saga & Everyday Heroism
New Paradigm's urban "Watson & Holmes" hits retail, love blooms in space for Vaughan & Staples' brilliant Image series and "Astro City" does it in a major way

Thu, August 8th, 2013 - King Starscream, Maharaja Charming & Otto Über Alles
It feels so good to be so bad as a trio of scoundrels have their wicked way with your reading pleasure, all while it's K-I-S-S-I-N-G in Westchester and Batwing can't catch a freaking break.

Thu, August 1st, 2013 - Ultra Magnus, Mass Murder & A New Friend for Batman
The mysteries of the Cybertronian race get more and more compelling, Image's redemptive psychopath detective book gets it right and Batman gets a new villain worth having in a week that's worthwhile.

Thu, July 25th, 2013 - Super Soldiers & A Worthier Wall-Crawler
The murkiest areas of black ops works out well for "G.I. Joe," Greg Rucka's super powered protector of privilege misses the point and the new Spider-Man steps up his war on crime by doing some winning.

Thu, July 18th, 2013 - Guns, Swords and Happily Ever After
Jai Nitz's brilliant "Dream Thief" continues to show up for the game with a winning issue, Gail Simone swings for the fences with "Red Sonja" and all the king's horses & men try to put back together "Fables'" Big Bad Wolf.

Thu, July 11th, 2013 - Everyday Heroes & A Superior Spider-Man
Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson deliver another love letter to the superhero genre, ComixTribe gives you a reason to believe and the web-spinner makes all the right moves in all the right places.

Fri, July 5th, 2013 - Friendly Fire and Optimus Prime
Jimmie Robinson showcases his flawless genius concluding a miniseries that never missed and will return as an ongoing. Optimus Prime tries hard and lots of comics stink up the place in an Even Stevens kind of week.

Thu, June 27th, 2013 - Super Science, Immortality & Mind Reading
Top Cow brings a tale of research gone wild, Andy Diggle has a new story about a super powered scoundrel and Greg Rucka reteams with Michael Lark to do what "Occupy Comics" wanted to do, but better, for one winning week.

Thu, June 20th, 2013 - War Child & The History of Giant Robots
A magical immigrant to the "mundane" world has more adventure than she really wanted while the ancient history of Cybertron comes back to punch several Autobots directly in the face.

Thu, June 13th, 2013 - Weird Science In Time Travel and Deep Space
When one of the most respected names in science goes all homicidal on you and a high concept thriller grips a nation in terror, it makes up for Thorfall, Hordak's tedium, Finnegan's folly & the fall of another X-Man.

Thu, June 6th, 2013 - Heroes, Robots, Legends & Horsemen
The good and bad cancel each other out in a week where Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson do it all in "Astro City" & Starscream rules supreme while Thanos dumbs it down and Batwing fails repeatedly.

Thu, May 30th, 2013 - Giant Robots, An Armed Princess & Assassin School
Rodimus Prime answers one of the great old questions of his mechanical race, a spunky teenaged princess with a sword finds things more complicated than she expected & a trainee assassin teaches as well as learns.

Thu, May 23rd, 2013 - Superior Webs, Video Games and Shockwaves
In a hugely successful week, Shockwave emerges as the maddest scientist of all, Otto Parker emerges as a truly superior web-slinger and a cast of video game makers make one heck of an entertaining adventure.

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.

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