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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.
Is Volstagg ruling Asgardia a bigger threat than an unloved adopted son? We wonder while Rodimus Prime makes a really big discovery, Scott Summers takes it up a notch & more hilarity ensues.
A new Valiant title steps up as Vertigo's "Fables" universe gets one heck of a shock, all while "Green Lantern" offends, "Amazing Spider-Man" exhausts and more goes "meh." At least there's Afro-Shazam!
Comics stumbled this week as the tedium of overhyped couples -- breaking up, getting together -- overshadowed flowery prose from Vertigo and intricate plotting by Kieron Gillen & Matt Fraction.
The son of the Big Bad Wolf has a "Tom Hanks in 'Castaway'" moment, Decepticons deceive and Vader brings the ruckus, all while Dr. Manhattan fails miserably and Deadpool barely even tries.
Spidey keeps up the weird science, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples continue building a fascinating world in "Saga" - oh, and there's a brand new Samurai Lion Voltron. Really. Wow.
Bruce Wayne gets an unexpected guardian angel, Slag's in charge of the Dinobots and there are cold comforts for Lumi the Snow Queen, while Cap & Spidey get emo and Ozymandias and Deathstroke fail big,
Grant Morrison brings back the impossible in "Action Comics," pieces fall into place in "Thief of Thieves" and Clint Barton has a long day off in his new solo series, while Chaykin goes hentai.
Brilliant character work for giant robots, mad scientists, revised super villains and the galaxy's fastest Sith, while Batman goes out way too easily and Captain America would well served turning off "fair and balanced" news.
A huge haul of seven comics with a toy story Pixar would never tell, Layla aping Leelee, T'challa calling it a comeback, Vader shutting things down, Loki making peace, a royal coronation and two wacky kids in love fleeing a war.
The House of Ideas shows up with surprisingly effective storytelling based in characters while more event comics fell by the wayside as the world waits on news from San Diego.
From magical dimensions and mechanical worlds to the streets of New York and sub-Saharan Africa, things went pretty well even while yawns were elicited by He-Man, Superman and Cyclops in their fruitless foibles.
This week makes it thanks to Marvel as evening wear in Madripoor and New York's stylish night scene lead to heroism and fisticuffs. Meanwhile, Blue Lanterns flounder and Nite Owl needs a nap
It's not quite "independent's day," but there's strong storytelling from Matt Fraction, Bill Willingham, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen and David Hine as magic and madness combine.
Reed and the family head to Wakanda, Spidey fights in the middle of the Pacific (and it works) while Image's title that could, "Skullkickers," spans space and time to entertain in a fun week of comics.
A lot of books, starring the Justice League to the Defenders, really tried to tank the week, but "Journey into Mystery" and another Bill Willingham-led all-star performance on "Fairest" saved the day.
Things went pretty well as the week couldn't be submarined by Wolverine covering the same old ground and Animal Man getting a fresh new past.
It's more than giant robots and super-powered punching in a week that featured a dreadlocked Norse god, a child queen gone wrong, politics between magical tribes and Dr. Octopus' ego getting in the way of glory.
It's Independent's Day as it's all Image as "Saga" and "Manhattan Projects" dazzle while John Stewart and Jaime Reyes disappoint and many (Diana, Valen the Outcast and a gaggle of spies) try hard.
It was as bad as it was good as a preponderance of dismal books threaten to overcome Sigurd, the Snow Queen and a medieval barbarian tossed into the wild west. Derivative ideas, factual challenges - it was rough out there.
The Black Widow leads the action as she hops from continent to continent while Peter Parker struggles with his past, Mauricio Barrino struggles with the future and an alternate Superman handles it all.
It's a close call as three comics demand to make it home, while seven stinkers almost submarined the entire thing. Ming yes, Marcus Johnson no. Peter Parker yes, Danny Rand no. So much drama...
Hannibal can't be too mad at a week when two comics were so good they demanded to come home, from the wilds of post-Katrina New Orleans to fighting super villains along the Mediterranean & lost kids in magical lands.
Magic and intrigue stand center stage in a week that wins with the Empire's favorite spy, Loki keeps the plates spinning and an innovative new comic from Image continues to shine.
Peter Parker, Conrad Hauser, Matt Murdock, Baldy the Skullkicker and Casanova Quinn bring it home in a set of comics that delight despite cliches in Gotham, whining at Avengers Academy & more.
The week goes badly as no comic books were good enough to buy and stinky selections involving Superman, The Vision, The Flash, Scarlet Witch, Firestorm, Hope and Captain Britain fall, hard.