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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.