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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

R.E.B.E.L.S. #17

"R.E.B.E.L.S." has quietly morphed back into "L.E.G.I.O.N." but can it save this series?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Sergio Arino, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 16th, 2010

Pale Horse #1

The Wild West hits with a BOOM! this week, in this tale of revenge.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Andrew Cosby, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Christian Dibari
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 16th, 2010

Brightest Day #4

"Brightest Day" continues on, but only a select few of the returned twelve appear in this issue. Aquaman and Martian Manhunter fans are sure to be disappointed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, Oclair Albert, Vicente Cifuentes, David Beaty
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 16th, 2010

The Unwritten #14

With the new Tommy Taylor book only 24 hours away, “The Unwritten” is a compelling, surprising comic where anything can happen.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, June 15th, 2010

The Murder of King Tut #1

The story of King Tut, and the man who discovered Tut's tomb – Howard Carter – crosses over from hieroglyph into comics.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
James Patterson, Martin Dugard, Alexander Irvine
Artists:
Christopher Mitten, Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 14th, 2010

Daredevil #507

"Daredevil" wraps up its prelude to "Shadowland," but it's unfortunately a tiny bit predictable.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 14th, 2010

Neil Young's Greendale

Neil Young's "Greendale" album has been translated to film and photo essay, so it only seems logical that it would eventually become a graphic novel.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 14th, 2010

Robert E. Howard’s Hawks of Outremer #1

An adaptation of a Robert E. Howard historical story that, despite its setting, is very much in line with work like Conan and Kull.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Damian Couceiro
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 13th, 2010

Young Allies #1

A team of youthful heroes form a super-team together.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
David Baldeon, N. Bowling
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, June 13th, 2010

Jonah Hex #56

This issue of "Jonah Hex" seems designed to welcome viewers of the upcoming movie, which is a smart plan.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Phil Winslade, C.P. Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, June 13th, 2010

Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #2

If you're thinking you've read this before, you're right.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Kaare Andrews
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, June 13th, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #525

X-Force arrives in the future while Cyclops finds himself at odds with Hope.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, June 13th, 2010

Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom #1

Tom Strong is back, and in this one issue everything changes for him. Sort of. As much as time travelling villains can truly change things.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, June 12th, 2010

Rawhide Kid: The Sensational Seven #1

Just like the other "Rawhide Kid" mini-series, this has beautiful art and a script that will make your teeth ache.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ron Zimmerman
Artists:
Howard Chaykin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 11th, 2010

Nemesis #2

A tepid second issue as we learn more about the secret origin of Nemesis.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve McNiven
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, June 11th, 2010

Spider-Man: Fever #3

Spider-Man and Dr. Strange team-up to take on the Arachnix or else they may eat Spider-Man’s soul! Oh noes!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brendan McCarthy
Artists:
Brendan McCarthy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, June 11th, 2010

Doom Patrol #11

Thayer Jost sets up an "anti-Doom Patrol" and calls the Doom Patrol out. Ambush Bug appears for oddball humor and plot device.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Ron Randall, John Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 11th, 2010

Justice League: Generation Lost #3

Jaime Reyes joins the crew who are trying to halt Max Lord's mad campaign, but does he remember who Max Lord is?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Judd Winick
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Fernando Dagnino, Bit, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 10th, 2010

Secret Six #22

In which lots of depressing things happen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 10th, 2010

Booster Gold #33

You can't always go home.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Chris Batista, Rich Perrotta, Prentis Rollins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 10th, 2010

S.H.I.E.L.D. #2

This is a rarity: an ambitious, gorgeously-illustrated, erudite mainstream superhero comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, June 10th, 2010

Captain America #606

Butch Guice joins the book as the new regular artist and Baron Zemo returns. So, it’s bad news for Captain America, but it’s good news for readers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Butch Guice, David Baldeon, N. Bowling
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, June 10th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #3

We have seen the enemy and he is the Ghost Rider. Okay, they’re screwed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, June 10th, 2010

Batman #700

A fun story featuring three Batmen is marred by a plethora of unnecessary ‘bonus’ materials and an inflated price tag.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Frank Quitely, Scott Kolins, Andy Kubert, David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, June 9th, 2010

Predators #1

A prequel to the upcoming movie, this first issue offers the beginning to two stories, each focusing on different elements from the movie.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko, David Lapham
Artists:
Guilherme Balbi, Jose Verissimo, Gabriel Guzman, Mariano Taibo
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, June 9th, 2010

Titans #24

After sparking a rash of internet debates, this new villainous team settles into their monthly home under the "Titans" logo. They don't deserve to be there.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Fabrizio Fiorentino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 9th, 2010

Avengers Academy #1

The next generation of Avengers starts their tale here, with Tigra, Speedball, Justice, Quicksilver, and Hank Pym as their guides. Those poor kids.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 9th, 2010

Buzzard #1

From the pages of "The Goon," here comes Buzzard, a gruff old bird who rides upon a pale horse.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Eric Powell
Artists:
Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 9th, 2010

Hawkeye and Mockingbird #1

Ah, yes. A comic about an archer and his avian-themed girlfriend. I like to think that somewhere, there’s a lawyer at Warner Bros. suspiciously eying copies of Green Arrow and Black Canary and wondering if they can sue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 7th, 2010

Giant Size X-Men Forever #1

The Shi’ar Imperial Guard arrive on Earth to retrieve Xavier.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Mike Grell, Fernando Blanco, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 7th, 2010

Red Robin #13

Tim Drake has returned from his quest and now he has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Fabian Nicieza is just the right writer to help young Master Drake figure that out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Marcus To, Ray McCarthy, Mark McKenna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 7th, 2010

Heralds #1

I didn't know I was wanting a collaboration between Kathryn Immonen and Tonci Zonjic until I saw it, but now I want more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 7th, 2010

FreakAngels Vol. 4

The fourth collection of the weekly webcomic that you should be reading. Things fall apart as Mark, the exiled FreakAngel, returns and we see what happened six years ago to leave the world in ruins.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Paul Duffield
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 7th, 2010

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1

It's swinter (thank you "Phineas & Ferb") as the "Winter Guard" hits our summer comics pile.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Gallaher
Artists:
Steve Ellis, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 7th, 2010

Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler #1

The devil is in the details of "Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Calloway
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 7th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #5

This issue of "Demo" is probably the simplest to date, but at the same time it's surprisingly effective.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, June 6th, 2010
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