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Greg McElhatton gives "The Shade" #8 by James Robinson and Jill Thompson 5 stars saying, "Comics like 'The Shade' #8 demonstrate just how great this medium can be."
Doug Zawisza gives "Saga" #3 4.5 stars calling the issue by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples "an enjoyable and disturbingly memorable comic book experience."
Doug Zawisza gives "New Crusaders" #1 4 stars calling the Red Circle digital relaunch issue by Ian Flynn and Ben Bates "a well-assembled fine offering" from Archie Publishing.
As "The Dictator's" bumbling and self-involved Admiral General Aladeen, Sacha Baron Cohen trudges with his talented supporting cast through a frustrating, and ultimately exhausting, film littered with mediocre, off-target jokes.
Last Week, the CBR Review staff looked at 21 new releases including "Batman" #9, "Avenging Spider-Man" #7, "Trio" #1 and more.
James Hunt gives "Wolverine and the X-Men" #10 4 stars saying the issue by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo "will delight X-Men fans with its extensive character studies and its focus on inter-character relationships"
Kelly Thompson gives "The Walking Dead" #97 4.5 stars calling the issue by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard "very smart stuff with the kind of payoff one has come to expect from this book."
Doug Zawisza gives "X-Men Legacy" #266 4 stars calling the "AvX" tie-in "a good story exploring the effect Captain America and Cyclops fighting in Utopia has on the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning."
Doug Zawisza gives "Captain America" #11 4 stars, calling the issue by Ed Brubaker and Patch Zircher "a good story sure to welcome readers coming to this comic via the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
Greg McElhatton gives "Alabaster: Wolves" #2 4.5 stars, calling the book by Caitlin R. Kiernan and Steve Lieber "officially my favorite southern supernatural horror series."
Greg McElhatton gives "Batman" #9 4/5 stars calling Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's latest issue a "strong addition" to the current "Night of the Owls" crossover storyline.
Greg McElhatton gives "Higher Earth" #1 3.5 stars saying the inaugural issue by Sam Humphries with art by Francesco Biagini is "a good first issue" and "a nice launch for a new ongoing series."
Kelly Thompson gives "Wolverine & the X-Men: Alpha and Omega" #5 4 stars and calls the series written by Brian Wood "a good mini-series that has me anxiously awaiting what Wood will do next."
Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Animal Man" #9 by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh 4 stars saying the issue has "more than enough moments -- artistic, dialogue and narrative -- to satisfy any fan."
Doug Zawisza gives the "Mouse Guard and Other Stories" hardcover 5 stars, saying of Archaia's Free Comic Book Day 2012 offering, "if I could only have one Free Comic Book Day book this year, it would be this one."
Kelly Thompson gives "Dial H" #1 by China Miéville and Mateus Santolouco 4 stars saying "the layers, the creativity and the sheer quality make this book worth the extra effort."
Greg McElhatton gives "Earth 2" #1 by James Robinson 3.5 stars saying the pages by interior artist Nicola Scott gives readers "a clean-cut, iconic look for her characters."
The CBR Reviews Team looked at over twenty new releases last week including "AVX VS" #1, "American Vampire" #26 and "B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Pickens County Horror" #2.
James Hunt gives "Secret Avengers" #26 by Rick Remender and Renato Guedes 4.5 stars saying Remender "has an eye for utterly gripping scenes and an ear for piercing dialogue which combine to make this a must-read."
Doug Zawisza gives "Wolverine" #305 by Cullen Bunn and Paul Pelletier 4 stars saying Pelletier's art "not only lives up to expectations, but far exceeds them."
Greg McElhatton gives "B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: The Pickens County Horror" #2 4.5 stars saying the issue by Mike Mignola, Scott Allie and Jason Latour is "a trip you'll definitely want to take."
James Hunt gives "AVX: VS" #1 5 stars saying of the issue, "the real joy is seeing the characters deploy their powers in interesting ways on an unusual stage, without any interruptions."
Director Boaz Yakin's "Safe" doesn't blaze any new action, or acting, territory, but it's sure to please fans eager to see star Jason Statham in his suit-wearing, butt-kicking, throat-punching prime.
Doug Zawisza gives "American Vampire" #26 4.5 stars, calling the latest chapter in Scott Snyder's ongoing Vertigo horror story "filled with moments designed to make you feel uncomfortable."
Doug Zawisza gives "X-O Manowar" #1 4.5 stars saying Valiant's launch issue by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord "provides a story certain to appeal to fans of everything from alien invasion stories to tales of medieval battles."
The CBR Reviews staff looked at 24 new releases last week including "Batman" #8, "The Shadow" #1, "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #2 and more!
Kelly Thompson gives "Birds of Prey" #8 4 stars calling the book by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz "one of the best and most surprising books of the re-launch with lovely art, smart storytelling and good character development."
Doug Zawisza gives "Defenders" #5 by Matt Fraction and Mitch Breitweiser 4 stars, calling Breitweiser's artwork "detailed simplicity at its very best."
Kelly Thompson gives "Rachel Rising" #7 4.5 stars, calling the latest endeavor from creator Terry Moore "his most interesting work to date."
Doug Zawisza gives "The Punisher" #10 4.5 stars calling the second installment of "The Omega Effect" by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto "every bit as enjoyable and approachable as the opener or finale."
Greg McElhatton gives "Wonder Woman" #8 4 stars saying the series by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang is "still one of the most interesting books in DC's New 52."
Greg McElhatton gives "The Sixth Gun" #21 by Cullen Bunn with art by Brian Hurtt 4.5 stars, saying the silent issue is representative of "one of the best series being published right now."
James Hunt gives "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #2 4.5 stars saying creators Jason Aaron and John Romita Jr. "choreograph a fight like a pair of kids with access to the world's biggest action figure toybox and it's magnificent."
Doug Zawisza gives "Batman" #8 4.5 stars saying the start of the "Night of the Owls" crossover by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo "delivers a good set-up and sincere motivation for extending the story beyond the pages of one title."
Last week, the CBR reviews team looked at 23 new releases including "Saga" #2, "Fantastic Four" #605," "America's Got Powers" #1 and "Daredevil Season One."
James Hunt gives Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch's "America's Got Powers" #1 4.5 stars, calling the inaugural issue "a powerful opening chapter for a story with a stronger high-concept than you might expect."
Kelly Thompson gives "Saga" #2 5 stars, calling Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' new Image Comics series an "intoxicating blend of sci-fi, adventure and realism that mixes together effortlessly."
Doug Zawisza gives the first issue of Caitlin R. Kiernan and artist Steve Lieber's "Alabaster: Wolves" 5 stars, saying, "As a horror-tinged suspense comic, this book excels."
The Luc Besson-produced "Lockout" never fully embraces its campiness, leaving a delightfully macho Guy Pearce to punch, shoot and wisecrack his way through a jumbled mess of a sci-fi action thriller.
CBR's Greg McElhatton gives Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly's "Saucer Country" #2 4 stars, saying he'd "have to be abducted by aliens before [he] missed another issue."