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Thunderbolts #145

Jeff Parker has brought the Thunderbolts in line, with the help of Luke Cage and artist Kev Walker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, June 27th, 2010

Jurassic Park #1

Sometimes it's fun to revisit a franchise that's almost twenty years old. Sometimes it's just a poorly executed idea that falls flat and rings hollow. Yeah, this is the latter.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Bob Schreck
Artists:
Nate Van Dyke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 27th, 2010

Ghostbusters: Con-volution #1

Sometimes it's fun to revisit a franchise that's over twenty years old. Sometimes it's just a poorly executed idea that falls flat and rings hollow. Yeah, this is one of those fun times.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Keith Dallas, Jim Beard
Artists:
Josh Howard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 27th, 2010

Namora #1

Taking on a mission to find a lost colony of Atlanteans, Namora finds more than she bargained for.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 27th, 2010

Green Lantern Corps #49

Tony Bedard keeps the Green Lantern light shining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, June 26th, 2010

Detective Comics #866

The stakes are low in this filler story by O'Neil, Nguyen, and Fridolfs, and it shows.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Denny O'Neil
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, June 26th, 2010

Zatanna #2

Dini and Roux continue to make this a comic worth buying. We’re not that far off the ground floor at this point, there’s still room to jump on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Stephane Roux, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, June 26th, 2010

Power Girl #13

“Power Girl” hits the stands this week boasting a “New Team! More Power!” I don’t know about the “More Power!” part, especially since Tim Allen isn’t part of this new team.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Sam Basri
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, June 26th, 2010

Supergirl #53

The aftermath of the “War of the Supermen,” Supergirl is left to assess the damage inflicted upon her life.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, June 26th, 2010

Avengers #2

The team attempts to decipher Kang’s dire warning about the future by enlisting the help of Protector.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Bendis
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Fri, June 25th, 2010

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #2

The stories are slight, but still a joy to read.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Alex Kain, Terry Moore, Lowell Francis, David Petersen
Artists:
Sean Rubin, Terry Moore, Gene Ha, David Petersen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 25th, 2010

Secret Warriors #17

The second half of “Secret Warriors” kicks off with Dum Dum and Sitwell answering to the UN Security Council about a Hydra Base in China. Uh oh.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, June 25th, 2010

Incorruptible #7

This issue shows a continued decline in the focus and execution of the comic despite some good ideas and great character work by Mark Waid.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Horacio Domingues, Juan Castro
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, June 25th, 2010

The Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc #1

Crime noir Killer Croc.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mike Raicht
Artists:
David Yardin, Cliff Richards, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 24th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #4

The origin of Ultimate Ghost Rider! Why Nick Fury and the new Black Widow’s marriage fell apart! And a scene from “Silence of the Lambs!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, June 24th, 2010

American Vampire #4

"American Vampire" slays the competition.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Stephen King
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 24th, 2010

Justice League: Generation Lost #4

What do you get when Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Ice, and Blue Beetle cross the Rocket Reds in Russia? A very readable story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Judd Winick
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 24th, 2010

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3

Bruce Wayne is the Black Pirate, or so Blackbeard thinks. All I know is that this is a very good comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Yanick Paquette, Michel Lacombe
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, June 23rd, 2010

Fantastic Four #580

A mixture of fun short-term plot, serious long-term plot, and a big shift in status quo. That's how I like my comics.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Andrew Currie
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 23rd, 2010

Green Arrow #1

Seems to me that we may have seen this story before, only the forest was a concrete jungle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 23rd, 2010

Legion of Super-Heroes #2

"Legion of Super-Heroes" is feeling oddly slow despite an expanded page count.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Francis Portela, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 23rd, 2010

Age of Heroes #2

"Age of Heroes" is less a collection of short stories, and more a group of teasers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever, Brian Reed, Paul Cornell, Dan Slott
Artists:
David Baldeon, N. Bowling, Chad Hardin, Victor Olazaba, Mark Brooks, Ty Templeton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 21st, 2010

Muppet Snow White #2

Next to the great fun of the regular "Muppet Show" comic, this unfortunately can't compare.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Jesse Blaze Snider, Patrick Storck
Artists:
Shelli Paroline
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 21st, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #634

The Kravinoffs sacrifice Mattie Franklin in an attempt to resurrect Kraven the Hunter.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Max Fiumara
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 21st, 2010

Azrael #9

Fabian Nicieza ends his tenure on the book with a great idea for a story, but the execution is cut short by the creative team change.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 21st, 2010

Dark Wolverine #87

A pointless issue where the same situation is played out twice and we learn nothing meaningful about Daken’s character.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way, Majorie Liu
Artists:
Mierco Pierfederici
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 21st, 2010

The Joker’s Asylum II: Mad Hatter #1

A one-shot spotlighting the Mad Hatter tells the quintessential story of this obsessive oddball with fantastic art by Giffen and Sienkiewicz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Landry Walker
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 21st, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Black Cat #1

Felicia finds herself being impersonated by a sub-par criminal.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jen van Meter
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 21st, 2010

The Joker's Asylum II: Harley Quinn #1

Artist Joe Quinones is the star, but writer James Patrick does the near-impossible: he makes Harley Quinn kind of enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Patrick
Artists:
Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, June 20th, 2010

Hellblazer #268

Peter Milligan brings Shade the Changing Man back, and it's a long overdue reunion.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, June 20th, 2010

The Spirit #3

Raw and simple and direct, but that's not a bad way to do a Spirit comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mark Schultz, Michael Uslan, F. J. DeSanto
Artists:
Moritat, Justiniano
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, June 20th, 2010

The Boys #43

Hughie puts himself in harm’s way and pays the price, while Mother’s Milk discovers what Butcher is up to.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 20th, 2010

Atlas #2

If you're not reading "Atlas," you're missing the only comic on the racks today with killer robots, talking, gun-toting gorillas, dragons, and offbeat adventures. Venus and Gorilla Man play rock, scissors, paper in this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 20th, 2010

Ultimate X #3

"Ultimate X" introduces a brand new character and that ever-present narration finally starts to work.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Arthur Adams, Mark Roslan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 18th, 2010

New Mutants #14

"Second Coming" lumbers towards its conclusion at a reasonable pace, and for a change without a high body count.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Lan Medina, Nathan Fox
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 18th, 2010

Magog #10

Magog puts the hurt on some fanged balls and then worries about himself.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 18th, 2010

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #4

The cover promises an evil so big it couldn't fit on the cover. I was hoping for Fin Fang Foom. Boy, was I ever disappointed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos
Artists:
Ig Guara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 17th, 2010

Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Volume 1 #11

Patricia Briggs' novels continue to find their way onto the new comic racks. This issue, however, might have been better off taking a detour.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence
Artists:
Jordan Gunderson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 17th, 2010

New Avengers #1

Meet the new New Avengers, same as the old New Avengers. But, that’s a good thing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, Art Adams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, June 16th, 2010

Birds of Prey #2

"Birds of Prey" #2 sets up the remaining two chapters of its opening storyline, and gets the band back together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ed Benes, Adriana Melo, Mariah Benes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 16th, 2010
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