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CSBG Joint Review - "Before Watchmen: Rorschach" #1

CSBG's Chad Nevett and Brian Cronin continue their series of joint-reviews for the Before Watchmen comics with a look at Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's' "Rorschach" #1!

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Before Watchmen: Rorschach," "AvX"

Last week, CBR's review staff dove into nearly two dozen new releases and shared their thoughts on "Amazing Spider-Man" #691, "The Shade" #11, "Revival" #2, "Before Watchmen: Rorschach" #1 and more.

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REVIEW: "Hulk: Season One"

James Hunt gives "Hulk: Season One" by Fred Van Lente and Tom Fowler 4.5 stars calling the original graphic novel "accessible, interesting and technically accomplished."

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REVIEW: "The Shade" #11

Jennifer Cheng gives "The Shade" #11 by James Robinson and Frazer Irving 4 stars, saying the issue gives Irving "the chance to show off an extraordinary artistic imagination."

REVIEW: Azzarello & Chiang's

REVIEW: Azzarello & Chiang's "Wonder Woman" #12

As the current incarnation of "Wonder Woman" finishes it's first year, Greg McElhatton gives issue #12 4.5 stars, calling Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's take on the Amazonian princess "a must-read."

REVIEW: Williams III & Blackman's

REVIEW: Williams III & Blackman's "Batwoman" #12

Greg McElhatton gives J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman's "Batwoman" #12 4.5 stars, calling the Wonder Woman team-up "a reminder of how well Williams and Blackman have come to work together ... over the past year."

REVIEW: Caitlin R. Kiernan's

REVIEW: Caitlin R. Kiernan's "Alabaster: Wolves" #5

Greg McElhatton says "Caitlin R. Kiernan and Steve Lieber could teach a class about how to create a conclusion to a mini-series based on 'Alabaster: Wolves' #5," giving the issue 4 stars.

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SPINOFF REVIEW: "The Expendables 2"

Reuniting Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and the other action all-stars, "The Expendables 2" is a surprisingly fun movie that improves on the original formula and avoids the worst pitfalls of the first film.

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Spider-Men," "Batman"

Last week, the CBR Reviews team looked at 26 new titles including "Spider-Men" #4, "Batman" #12, "It Girl and the Atomics" #1, "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" #2 and more!

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REVIEW: "Spider-Men" #4

James Hunt gives "Spider-Men" #4 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli 4.5 stars saying of the issue, "the dialogue and visuals combine into something far greater than the sum of their parts."

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REVIEW: "American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #3

Doug Zawisza gives "American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #3 by Scott Snyder and Dustin Nguyen 4 stars calling Nguyen's art "minimalistic, favoring economy and storytelling over detail and clutter."

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SPINOFF REVIEW: "The Bourne Legacy"

While director Tony Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy" doesn't pack the punch of the early films in the franchise, it's visually stunning and boasts strong performances from stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.

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REVIEW: "Batman" #12

Greg McElhatton gives "Batman" #12 by Scott Snyder and Becky Cloonan 4.5 stars calling the issue "a genuinely pleasing detour that gives a strong focus" on new character Harper Row.

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Daredevil" #16, ""Dial H" #4 and more

Last week, CBR's review staff weighedin with their thoughts on over twenty new releases, including the latest issues of "Dial H," "Daredevil," "Swamp Thing," "Hawkeye" and more.

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REVIEW: "Thief of Thieves" #7

Jennifer Cheng gives "Thief of Thieves" #7 by Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer and Shawn Martinbrough 4.5 stars, calling the series from Image Comics "a solid contender for the best new ongoing title of 2012."

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REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #12

Doug Zawisza gives "Swamp Thing" #12 4 stars, saying the issue by Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire and Marco Rudy is "worthy of any classic team-up title from yesteryear."

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SPINOFF REVIEW: "ParaNorman"

With "ParaNorman," Laika has created a beautiful, endearing and frightening stop-motion classic that rivals the likes of "Coraline" and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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REVIEW: "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #9

Doug Zawisza gives "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #9 by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert4 stars, saying Marvel's mega-event "continues to offer up surprises and twists on traditional or stereotypically predictable plots."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Fraction & Aja's

ADVANCE REVIEW: Fraction & Aja's "Hawkeye" #1

Kelly Thompson gives Matt Fraction and David Aja's "Hawkeye" #1 4.5 stars, calling the inaugural issue "a smart, modern comic that pulsates with creativity."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Wolverine & the X-Men," "Green Lantern"

Last week, CBR's reviews team looked at a number of new releases including "Wolverine & the X-Men" #14, "Green Lantern" #11, "National Comics: Eternity" #1 and more.

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REVIEW: "Green Lantern" #11

Doug Zawisza gives "Green Lantern" #11 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke 4 stars, saying Mahnke "continues to draw up some of the most grotesquely detailed characters Green Lantern has ever fought."

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REVIEW: "National Comics: Eternity" #1

Greg McElhatton gives "National Comics: Eternity" #1 4 stars, saying of the revival by Jeff Lemire, Cully Hamner and Derec Donovan, "This initial taste has me wanting more."

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CSBG JOINT REVIEW - "Before Watchmen: Comedian" #2

CSBG's Chad Nevett and Brian Cronin continue their series of joint-reviews for the Before Watchmen comics with a look at Brian Azzarello and JG Jones' "Comedian" #2

Pipeline - 7/24/2012

Pipeline - 7/24/2012

Augie has a spoiler-free review of "The Dark Knight Rises," and generally like what he sees. Plus, take a look back at "Batman Begins," and dive deeper into the world of intellectual property.

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Avengers Vs. X-Men," "Saga"

Last week, the CBR reviews team went through the newest titles on the shelves including "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #8, "Saga" #5, "Batwoman" #11 and more.

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REVIEW: "X-Men" #32

Greg McElhatton gives "X-Men" #32 4 stars, calling the series by Brian Wood and David Lopez "another example of how to take a slightly random title and make it work."

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CSBG JOINT REVIEW - "Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre" #2

CSBG's Chad Nevett and Brian Cronin continue their series of joint-reviews for the "Before Watchmen" comics with a look at Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner's "Silk Spectre" #2.

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REVIEW: "Daredevil" #15

Doug Zawisza gives "Daredevil" #15 by Mark Waid 4 stars, saying artist Chris Samnee "draws fantastic imagery, weighed down by heavy inking and deep shadows to convey Daredevil’s sensory investigation."

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THE CBR REVIEW: "The Dark Knight Rises"

While undeniably entertaining, Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises," the final chapter of Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale's Batman trilogy, "goes out with a bang and a whimper."

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REVIEW: "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #8

Doug Zawisza gives "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #8 4 stars saying the issue by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert is "the first major battle of this war that takes a significant toll on both sides."

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REVIEW: "Saga" #5

Doug Zawisza gives "Saga" #5 4.5 stars, saying the issue by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples contains "jaw-dropping, gasp-worthy moments involving characters we didn't even know about in 2011."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Punk Rock Jesus," "AvX: VS"

Last week the CBR Reviews Team looked at a number of new releases including "Punk Rock Jesus" #1, "AvX: VS" #4, "Revival" #1, "Space: Punisher" #1 and many more.

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REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #11

Greg McElhatton gives "Swamp Thing" #11 by Scott Snyder and Marco Rudy 4 stars, calling the issue "another good chapter in the overall saga against the Rot" for DC's New 52.

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THE CBR REVIEW: "DREDD"

Based on the classic 2000 AD character, "DREDD" is a dark, gritty, beautifully violent film with highly impressive 3D, a simple yet exciting story and a standout performance by Karl Urban's chin.

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CSBG Joint Review - "Before Watchmen: Minutemen" #2

CSBG's Brian Cronin and Chad Nevett continue their conversational reviews of Before Watchmen with the release of Darwyn Cooke's "BW: Minutemen" #2. Come see what they thought of the issue!

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REVIEW: "Batman" #11

Doug Zawisza gives "Batman" #11 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque 4.5 stars saying Capullo's characters "truly seem capable of the tremendous physical feats they accomplish."

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REVIEW: "The Walking Dead" #100

Augie De Blieck Jr. gives "The Walking Dead" #100 4.5 stars saying the centennial issue by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard leaves readers "feeling more anxious for the next issue rather than satisfied at the conclusion."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Wolverine," "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias"

Last week the CBR Reviews Team looked at a number of new releases including "Wolverine" #310, "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" #1, "Batman: Earth One" and more.

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REVIEW: "Worlds' Finest" #3

Doug Zawisza gives "Worlds' Finest" #3 4 stars saying the issue by Paul Levitz, George Pérez and Kevin Maguire is "a wonderful example of what to expect from the title."

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REVIEW: "Edison Rex" #1

Greg McElhatton gives "Edison Rex" #1 by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver 4 stars, calling Culver's art "smart and intelligently placed on the page, but at the same time also incredibly easy to follow."

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