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The Boys #49

And we thought the Homelander was unsettled before, this is truly a broken man.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, December 1st, 2010

Wolverine: The Best There Is #1

Excessive violence, but prudish tendencies otherwise? “The Best There Is” can’t decide what sort of comic it wants to be or what it’s audience is.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charlie Huston
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, December 1st, 2010

Megamind #1

“Though, I will say that becoming President is entirely different than taking over and subsequently ruling the world, but that is neither here nor there, so if we could just agree to disagree on things, I’ll go on my way.”

Publisher:
Ape Entertainment
Writer:
Jason M. Burns, Quinn Johnson, Jesse Leon McCann
Artists:
Fernando Peniche, Tina Francisco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, December 1st, 2010

Thor: The Mighty Avenger #6

There's a "Thor" romance comic? And it's great?!? Go figure.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Mon, November 29th, 2010

Firebreather: Holmgang #1

“I’m not you, Kenny. And I don’t appreciate being your attack dog either.”

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Andy Kuhn
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, November 29th, 2010

The Walking Dead #79

Robert Kirkman brings out some new writing tricks, as the current phase of the series begins to take its inevitable turn.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Mon, November 29th, 2010

Ultimate Spider-Man #150

Carol Danvers consults the Ultimates to talk about her Spider-Man problem.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David LaFuente, Sara Pichelle, Joelle Jones, Jamie McKelvie, Skottie Young, Sunny Gho
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, November 29th, 2010

Secret Avengers #7

Action! Suspense! Steve Rogers being a badass! Hell yeah!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, November 28th, 2010

Madame Xanadu #29

“Any prediction is just that. . . a calculated guess as to the course of future events. We base these forecasts on the evidence that only presents itself to a seer’s notice.”

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Amy Reeder, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, November 28th, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #2

'Uncanny X-Force' is both a throwback and a new twist on a classic formula, which is why it's so successful.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Sat, November 27th, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #530

Quarantines, as it turn out, make for a great X-Men line-up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, November 27th, 2010

Fantastic Four #585

Marvel’s first family is split across many varied scenes but it is Namor, and his brutish actions, that end this comic on a great note.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, November 27th, 2010

Teen Titans #89

"Teen Titans" is on the road to fun again. How'd that happen?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Doug Hazlewood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, November 27th, 2010

Green Arrow #6

“Okay, Ollie. Enough with the pity party. Nix knows I’m distracted. And she isn’t going to pass up an advantage like that.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Vicente Cifuentes, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, November 27th, 2010

Black Widow #8

Black Widow races through spy set pieces and tropes but never really earns her survival. A flat end from a brilliant start.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, November 27th, 2010

Conan the Cimmerian #25

"Conan the Cimmerian" draws to a close with a muted conclusion.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Timothy Truman
Artists:
Tomas Giorello
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, November 27th, 2010

Batwoman #0

This is a new reader-friendly introduction to Batwoman, as J.H. Williams prepares a new series to continue her adventures.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Hayden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Amy Reeder, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Thu, November 25th, 2010

Thunderstrike #1

Eric Masterson may have died years ago, but his son, Kevin, is still angry and hates superheroes. And then his father’s magical mace reappears...

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, November 25th, 2010

Batman Beyond #6

“Hey, there’s no substitute for knowing you’ve saved a life. Or millions. And just because you couldn’t figure out how to balance friends, family and choices doesn’t mean I can’t. I’ll make it work.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Ryan Benjamin, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 25th, 2010

Batman and Robin #17

"What are we missing?" is an apt but unfortunate rallying cry for this book, in more ways than one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 24th, 2010

Justice League: Generation Lost #14

A sequel (or is that prequel?) to issue #6, as Captain Atom takes another trip into the future where Max Lord succeeded.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 24th, 2010

Chaos War: Alpha Flight #1

“Live or die, we do it together. As Alpha Flight!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 24th, 2010

Astonishing Thor #1

Do you wish Thor spoke in purple prose more and was drawn with imitation painted colors? Well, son, do I have the comic for you!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robert Rodi
Artists:
Mike Choi
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, November 24th, 2010

Action Comics #895

"Action Comics" continues to bring a lot of fun, even without that much action.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Pete Woods, R.B. Silva, Dym
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 24th, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #649

“Ahem. Hero rule #352: never talk to the press. C’mon, Cat.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Carlos Cuevas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 24th, 2010

Vampirella #1

Vampirella is busting heads and wearing clothes all in the name of pushing the vampire genre into just one more set of hands.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Eric Trautmann
Artists:
Wagner Reis
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, November 24th, 2010

Detective Comics #871

How does a kid become a Killer Croc? And what does a crooked cop have to do with it? Dick and Commissioner Gordon look to find out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock, Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, November 24th, 2010

The Sixth Gun #6

Not just a good comic, but a dependable one, as well.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Brian Hurtt
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Tue, November 23rd, 2010

Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil #1

Richard Corben. If you need to know anything else about why this comic is worth reading, I don’t know what to tell you.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, November 22nd, 2010

Zatanna #7

Zatanna is in LA to help with the opening of a magic museum. Things go wrong. Of course.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Chad Hardin, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, November 22nd, 2010

Avengers #7

The Avengers are still less angsty, but this issue is all set up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Mon, November 22nd, 2010

Green Lantern #59

Hope you like exposition, because "Green Lantern" is serving up a whole lot of it with a side of talking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, November 21st, 2010

Superior #2

It's pretty to look at and kind of cute, but understand in advance that there's virtually no plot here.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, November 21st, 2010

Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1

“There is no one to defend these sleeping Avengers but us. There are no Avengers at all but us!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 19th, 2010

Nightmaster: Monsters of Rock #1

“I have to save them, it’s going to be very dangerous, and there’s no place for you in this. Go home, Eddie.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Kieron Dwyer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 19th, 2010

Thunderbolts #150

The Thunderbolts escape! Can the Avengers bring them in?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Fri, November 19th, 2010

Osborn #1

Osborn finds himself at the center of a manipulative scheme, while Norah Winters decides to follow up on his story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelley Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis
Artists:
Emma Rios, Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Fri, November 19th, 2010

Hulk #27

The conceit of the comic is a little hard to swallow, but Jeff Parker does his best job of selling it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Mark Robinson, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 19th, 2010

Justice League of America #51

“There is always hope. That team in there – they are the Justice League of America. They’re new to it, sure, but they aren’t new to this level of adversity.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 19th, 2010

The Traveler #1

The Traveler faces off against the Split-Second Men, but why? What’s going on?

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Stan Lee, Mark Waid
Artists:
Chad Hardin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, November 18th, 2010
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