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REVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #15

Doug Zawisza gives Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's "Batman and Robin" #15 4.5 stars, calling the "Death of the Family" issue "a strong story that stands well on its own."

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REVIEW: "Avengers Assemble" #10

Greg McElhatton gives "Avengers Assemble" #10 4 stars, calling the continuation of the story by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli "pleasant and rewarding surprise" and "a must-read superhero comic."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Synder & Capullo's

ADVANCE REVIEW: Synder & Capullo's "Batman" #15

Doug Zawisza gives "Batman" #15 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo 4 stars, calling the latest installment of "Death of the Family" "an unpredictably bizarre tangle of ideas wilder than a roller coaster."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Hickman's

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Hickman's "Avengers" #1, "Hellboy in Hell" #1

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at 25 new releases, including "The Legend of Luther Strode" #1, the "Death of the Family" tie-in "Detective Comics" #15, "Amazing Spider-Man" #699, "Hawkeye" #5 and more.

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REVIEW: "Earth 2" #7

Doug Zawisza gives "Earth 2" #7 4 stars, saying writer James Robinson and artist Yildiray Cinar "bolster the pace with significant character moments and pleasant surprises."

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Hawkeye" #5

James Hunt gives "Hawkeye" #5 5 stars, saying Matt Fraction and Javier Pulido's conclusion to "The Tape" "manages to keep up a fast pace without seeming like a slight read."

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REVIEW: "Animal Man" #15

Doug Zawisza gives "Animal Man" #15 by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh 4 stars, saying the issue by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh has "a little bit of everything any good comic book story needs."

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REVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #699

James Hunt gives "Amazing Spider-Man" #699 4 stars, saying creators Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos "advance the story and give readers a satisfying explanation" for the twist of the previous issue.

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REVIEW: "Action Comics" #15

Greg McElhatton gives "Action Comics" #15 4.5 stars, saying the issue written by Grant Morrison with art by Brad Walker and Rags Morales "promises to end the run on a high note."

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REVIEW: "Hellboy in Hell" #1

Greg McElhatton gives Mike Mignola's "Hellboy in Hell" #1 4 stars, calling the Hellboy creator's return as both writer and artist "an artistic smorgasbord of fun that Mignola just keeps serving up."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Hickman & Opena's

ADVANCE REVIEW: Hickman & Opena's "Avengers" #1

Kelly Thompson gives Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena's "Avengers" #1 4 stars, calling the debut issue featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes "a great start for both Marvel NOW! and for The Avengers in general."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "All-New X-Men" #2, Alex Ross' "Masks" #1

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases, including Alex Ross' "Masks" #1, Scott Snyder's "American Vampire" #33, Matt Fraction's "FF" #1, Remender & Cassaday's "Uncanny Avengers" #2 and more.

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REVIEW: "Morning Glories" #23

Jennifer Cheng gives "Morning Glories" #23 4.5 stars, calling the revelatory issue by writer Nick Spencer and artist Joe Eisma "a subtle heart-wrencher" and "shocking, with an unexpected twist."

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REVIEW: "American Vampire" #33

Doug Zawisza gives "American Vampire" #33 4.5 stars, saying the issue by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque "provides some surprisingly tender moments for Vertigo’s best horror comic book."

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REVIEW: "Masks" #1

Doug Zawisza gives "Masks" #1 by Chris Roberson and Alex Ross 4.5 stars, saying the inaugural issue of the pulp crossover has "a great, fresh handle on these characters."

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REVIEW: "Aquaman" #14

Greg McElhatton gives "Aquaman" #14 by Geoff Johns and Pete Woods 4 stars, calling the prologue issue to the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover "strong jumping-on point" with "a lot of story possibilities."

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REVIEW: "Chew" #30

Augie De Blieck Jr. gives "Chew" #30 by John Layman and Rob Guillory 4 stars, calling the series' halfway point "a pivotal issue in the series, with plenty of hints being dropped for what's to come in the future."

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REVIEW: "Thor: God of Thunder" #2

James Hunt gives "Thor: God of Thunder" #2 4.5 stars, calling the second issue from Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic "a comic that can match his movie incarnation for visual thrills and visceral fun."

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REVIEW: "All-New X-Men" #2

Kelly Thompson gives "All-New X-Men" #2 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen 4.5 stars, calling Bendis' handle on the characters "a remarkably innocent, undamaged, naïve and optimistic mix that's just good reading."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Waid's

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Waid's "Indestructible Hulk" #1, Remender's "Captain America" #1

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases including the Marvel NOW! launches of Mark Waid's "Indestructible Hulk" & Rick Remender's "Captain America," plus "Batwoman" #14, Image's "Comeback" #1 and more.

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REVIEW: "Hawkeye" #4

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Hawkeye" #4 by Matt Fraction and Javier Pulido 4 stars, calling the kickoff of the new arc "humorous, strange, gritty, and pulpy in a spy paperback kind of way."

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REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Force" #34

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Uncanny X-Force" #34 4.5 stars, calling the penultimate issue of the series by Rick Remender and Phil Noto "emotional, meaningful and masterful."

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REVIEW: "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #18.1

Kelly Thompson gives "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #18.1 4 stars, calling the Ultimate Point One by Brian Wood and Filipe Andrade "an excellent opportunity for new readers to jump onto the series and world."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Bendis'

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Bendis' "All-New X-Men" #1, Snyder's "Batman" #14

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases including the Marvel NOW! launch of "All-New X-Men" & "Fantastic Four," plus the "Death of the Family" issues of "Batman" #14 & "Batgirl" #14 and many more.

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ADVANCE REVIEW: "Captain America" #1

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Captain America" #1 by Rick Remender and John Romita, Jr. 4 stars, saying Remender "warps ideas, make the action intense and plans some serious fun" in the Marvel NOW! debut issue.

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Is the Marvel NOW! "Fantastic Four" Series Still Fantastic?

ROBOT 6's J. Caleb Mozzocco picks up "Fantastic Four" for the first time in years, noting the recent Marvel NOW! relaunch by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley is "decent but unremarkable."

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SPINOFF REVIEW: "Life of Pi"

Ang Lee's adaptation of "Life of Pi" is a visually magical and emotionally endearing exploration of survival, trust and spirituality that finds the acclaimed director firmly in his element.

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REVIEW: "Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #14

Doug Zawisza gives "Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #14 4 stars, saying the issue by Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli "delivers a fun story that nicely balances plot and character."

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REVIEW: "Where Is Jake Ellis?" #1

Greg McElhatton gives "Where Is Jake Ellis?" #1 4 stars, calling the "Who Is Jake Ellis?" follow-up by Nathan Edmondson and Tonci Zonjic "definitely a sequel that was worth waiting for."

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REVIEW: "Thor: God of Thunder" #1

Doug Zawisza gives "Thor: God of Thunder" #1 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic 4 stars, calling the Marvel NOW! debut of the Asgardian God "pulls out all the stops, bringing stories of Thor from across the timeline."

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Batman" #14

Greg McElhatton gives "Batman" #14 by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo 5 stars, saying "Death of the Family" "is rapidly shaping up to be an extremely memorable story."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Bendis & Immonen's

ADVANCE REVIEW: Bendis & Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #1

Greg McElhatton takes a look at Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen's launch issue of "All-New X-Men," calling the Marvel NOW! debut "an extension of the last year or so of the various 'X-Men' titles."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Iron Man" #1, "Before Watchmen: Moloch" #1

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 25 new releases including the Marvel NOW! launch of "Iron Man" & "Deadpool," the first issue of "Before Watchmen: Moloch" #1 and many more.

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REVIEW: "X-Men" #38

Greg McElhatton gives "X-Men" #36 4 stars, calling writer Seth Peck and artist Paul Azaceta's debut issue "a pleasant surprise" and "a fun and compelling comic."

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #14

Doug Zawisza gives "Detective Comics" #14 4.5 stars, calling the issue by John Layman and Jason Fabok "masterfully balanced with action, intrigue, character development and some damn good art."

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REVIEW: "AvX: Consequences" #5

Greg McElhatton gives "AvX: Consequences" #5 by Kieron Gillen and Gabriel Hernandez Walta 4 stars, saying the final issue of the "Avengers Vs. X-Men" epilogue "opened and closed a success."

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REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #14

Doug Zawisza gives "Swamp Thing" #14 4 stars, calling the "Rotworld" issue by writer Scott Snyder and artist Yanick Paquette "familiar and creepy, unexpected and exciting."

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REVIEW: "Deadpool" #1

Kelly Thompson gives "Deadpool" #1 by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore 4.5 stars, saying the Merc With A Mouth's Marvel NOW! debut has "a clever concept that leaves lots of room for chaos and destruction."

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REVIEW: "Iron Man" #1

James Hunt gives Kieron Gillen and Greg Land's "Iron Man" #1 4 stars, calling the Marvel NOW! launch issue "sees Tony Stark heading into uncharted waters and, crucially, makes a convincing argument for readers to tag along."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Snyder's

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Snyder's "Swamp Thing" Annual #1, Spencer's "Bedlam" #1

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases including Scott Snyder's "American Vampire" #32, "A+X" #1, "Wolverine and the X-Men" #19, Vertigo's "Ghosts" #1 anthology and more.

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