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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For an unprecedented second week in a row, Hannibal found nothing was good enough to buy, despite Batman's swan song, Iron Man star-gazing and Cyclops feeling bad in two separate ages. Oy.
2012 ends on a downbeat note as literally nothing was good enough to buy, while Spider-Man and the Justice League went out of their way to be terrible. "Should auld acquaintance be forgot," indeed...
Time's all shuffled up in this winning week's comics as Jahan Cross figures it out, Bufkin becomes a legend, Whirl brings the ruckus, Hawkeye hooks it up & "Saga" teaches you how to love.
The future Autobot leader as a metal-minded action hero? Existential government experiments marked for death? "Freaky Friday" for the superhero set? That makes up for evil Ganthet & Marvel's Hunger Games.
It's all good in the goodness of being all good as Vader hunts Jedis, Hawkeye has many secrets, Rapunzel rises in the Far East and Superman fights a battle that's been happening all his life.
It's independent's day as Image's strangest hit comic demands to come home, as does a story that does everything "The Guild" should have done, even as murderers get off Scott free & Luke Cage retires.
A big, big week that wins with a huge margin shows the complexity of giant variable form robots, makes Hawkeye Marvel's next big spy, brings back Jahan Cross doing the same while Willingham's genius shines.
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" keeps hitting it out of the park, Top Cow's "Think Tank" gets really smart and the Clown Prince of Crime installs terror into the protectors of Gotham City in "Batman."
Two comics make it home on moxie as Pip the Troll makes "X-Factor" work and Deadpool brings back all his greatest hits while a Fabled female finds intrigue and action in the land of the rising sun.
The 'bot who would be Optimus Prime stands at the center of a mystery dating back to the founding of the Decepticons yet spans into the modern day. Meanwhile, Skeletor sucks and so does Cable.
The son of Laufey stands up in such a major way that it almost levitates off of the page, the Big Bad Wolf experiences ennui and there's a message for Cobra from Russia with lots of bullets. Makes up for Superman's blog...
Dark Horse brings back Imperial agent Jahan Cross for a spirited trip into "Star Wars" continuity while Clint Barton could sing a song from Daniel Powter. Oh, and Supes & Diana get all weird after smooching.
The clown prince of crime has returned with a vengeance that's downright elegant and DC sends Dominique Leveau to her premature demise while "AvX" and "Green Lantern Corps" compete for year's worst.
Put your hands together for Bruce Wayne, who puts on a tour de force performance as a detective and crime fighter, bookending a questing Rapunzel while Scott Summers defiles your brain.
Morality is turned on its head when the Autobots can barely call themselves good guys, betrayal is the only road to victory against Surtur, Darth Maul fights for the people & all kind of morality goes out the window.
Star Wars fans gets just what they're looking for while things get messy in Discardia, Amethyst makes a comeback, red shirts take front and center and Thor makes peace with his family challenges.