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Age of Heroes #1

A strong anthology issue anchored by a nice little J. Jonah Jameson story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Rick Remender, Paul Cornell, Dan Slott
Artists:
Marko Djurdjevic, Chris Samnee, Leonard Kirk, Ty Templeton
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, May 23rd, 2010

Joe the Barbarian #5

Mostly a brilliant showcase for the art of Sean Murphy, this is Grant Morrison in his "We3" mode, and it's very good.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, May 23rd, 2010

DC Universe Legacies #1

DC rewrites history. Sort of. After continuity punches, crises of all kinds, and general uncertainty, a new history of the DC Universe emerges.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, J. G. Jones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, May 23rd, 2010

X-Men Legacy #236

"Second Coming" enters its second half, but it feels like a story that's losing a bit of steam.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, May 22nd, 2010

Expendables #1

An action-adventure tale featuring a bunch of cardboard cutout characters leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe the movie will be more intriguing.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, May 22nd, 2010

Superman: War of the Supermen #3

"Superman: War of the Supermen" is finally heating up, even as the inevitable conclusion is around the corner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson, Sterling Gates
Artists:
Cafu, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, May 22nd, 2010

The Spirit #2

The second issue of "The Spirit" shows some improvements in the writing, but the art isn't quite as jaw-dropping this time.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mark Schultz, Harlan Ellison
Artists:
Moritat, Kyle Baker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, May 22nd, 2010

Enter the Heroic Age #1

A sampler of eight-page stories designed to entice you to check out one of five new(ish) titles from Marvel. Perhaps Marvel should have titled it "Tales to Entice."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage, Jeff Parker, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jim McCann
Artists:
Mike McKone, Gabriel Hardman, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Jamie McKelvie, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez, Kevin Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 20th, 2010

Invincible Iron Man #26

A mixture of super-villains and corporate takeovers works far better than you may think.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, May 20th, 2010

The Anchor #8

It's the final issue as Clem teams up with his soul to fight the armies of Hell and rescue his granddaughter. Lots of demon-killing action!

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Brian Churilla
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, May 20th, 2010

Batman: Streets of Gotham #12

The start of a two-parter focusing on C-list villain the Carpenter is pleasantly fun, even with a surprise pair of scripters.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Szymon Kudranski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, May 20th, 2010

Avengers #1

The Avengers are back and, immediately, are confronted by Kang. A great way to begin “The Heroic Age!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 19th, 2010

Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Paul Levitz returns to craft new Legion stories in a new Legion title! Long-time Legion fans rejoice. New Legion fans say, "Um, OK."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 19th, 2010

Brightest Day #2

"Brightest Day" is still a big jumble of storylines, one that's yet to gain cohesiveness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Adrian Syaf, Scott Clark, Joe Prado, Vicente Cifuentes, Tom Nguyen, Rebecca Buchman, David Beaty
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 19th, 2010

Zatanna #1

"Zatanna" kicks off with a great first act to a magical show.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Stephane Roux, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 19th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #2

Another recruiting issue as we meet the first Hulk, Bruce Banner’s mentor and the man who perfected the formula upon himself.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 19th, 2010

Saturn Apartments Vol. 1

Hisae Iwaoka's story of window washers in space is one of the best comics you'll read all year.

Publisher:
Viz, LLC
Writer:
Hisae Iwaoka
Artists:
Hisae Iwaoka
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 19th, 2010

First Wave #2

It’s the Spirit versus the Blackhawks as the group of pilots want something back, but the Spirit ain’t in a giving mood.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, May 17th, 2010

Booster Gold #32

The cover promises that the Bwa-ha-ha will be brought, and it is. Giffen and DeMatteis, however, don't apply it in the manner you might be expecting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Chris Batista, Rich Perrotta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 17th, 2010

Avengers: The Initiative #35

The Initiative closes up shop, making way for Christos Gage's "Avengers Academy" in a few weeks. That's another review for another time. This review is for one of the last chapters of "Siege."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 17th, 2010

Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1

The X-Men investigate a spate of apparent mutant births in the small African country of Mbangawi.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Kaare Andrews
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, May 16th, 2010

Wolverine #900

Hey! You! How would you like to pay $4.99 for 100 pages of utterly generic Wolverine action! Wait? Where are you going?!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Bernardin, C. B. Cebulski, Todd Dezago, David Finch, Dean Motter, Matt Yocum
Artists:
Jake Bilbao, Jason Craig, David Finch, Pow Rodrix, Greg Scott, Derek Fridolfs, Rafa Garres, Rick Ketcham, Greg Scott
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, May 16th, 2010

X-Factor Forever #3

"X-Factor Forever" loses some steam at the halfway point, but it still makes me miss Louise Simonson's "X-Factor."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Dan Panosian, Eric Nguyen, Aluir Almancino, Terry Austin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, May 16th, 2010

The Unwritten #13

Year two begins with a new Tommy Taylor book that’s a trap to reveal Wilson Taylor, long thought dead. Plus, Tom Taylor’s allies aren’t what they appear to be!

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, May 16th, 2010

Fables #95

A flashback to Snow White and Rose Red's childhood is nice, if slightly sedate.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, May 15th, 2010

Titans: Villains for Hire Special #1

It's nice to see a "Brightest Day" banner on a book that is about the methodical murder of a super-hero.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Fabrizio Fiorentino, Mike Mayhew, Sergio Arino, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 14th, 2010

Adventure Comics #11

In which everything happens exactly as you expected.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates, James Robinson
Artists:
Travis Moore, Julio Ferreira, Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 14th, 2010

Punishermax #7

If you thought the regular Marvel universe version of Bullseye was crazy, wait until you meet Jason Aaron’s interpretation of the character in “Punishermax” #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, May 14th, 2010

Siege #4

Life and death and the Heroic Age begins.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, May 13th, 2010

The Marvels Project #8

The look back at the beginning of the Marvel age of heroes concludes with one of the most infamous days in American history: December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, May 13th, 2010

Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor #2

Dammit, Jim, McCoy's a doctor, not an action hero.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Byrne
Artists:
John Byrne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 13th, 2010

Pantheon #2

"Pantheon" shows an improvement in issue #2, but it's still not quite there.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Stephen Molnar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, May 13th, 2010

Iron Man Noir #2

The art isn't as strong as it might be, but Scott Snyder's story is a thrilling adventure.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Lorenzo Ruggiero
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, May 13th, 2010

The Flash #2

"The Flash" is fun so far, but so far it's also surprisingly predictable

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Joel Gomez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 12th, 2010

Birds of Prey #1

Flying under the "Brightest Day" banner, the "Birds of Prey" return, bringing Hawk, Dove, and Gail Simone with them, all thanks to a White Lantern ring.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 12th, 2010

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1

"Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne" kicks off with a strong stone age issue, and promises to just keep getting better.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 12th, 2010

Frenemy of the State #1

"Frenemy of the State" has a great concept and title, but it's a decidedly middle of the road debut.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Rashida Jones, Christina Weir, Nunzio DeFilippis
Artists:
Jeff Wamester
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 12th, 2010

Justice League: Generation Lost #1

Maxwell Lord's back and he's brought his sense of entitlement and self-righteousness with him. Oh, and his nose is bleeding again. You know what that means.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 12th, 2010

The Fallen #1

The "Siege" of Asgard has ended. This issue deals with the aftermath of one of the deceased of that battle.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 12th, 2010

Siege #4

“Siege” ends and “The Heroic Age” begins. That both happen at the same time without some transition is problematic for a book meant to be a conclusion to the past five years of Marvel plots.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 12th, 2010
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