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Mickey Mouse and Friends #300

It feels childish at first, but the more I read of "Mickey Mouse and Friends" the more I found myself drawn in.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Stefan Petrucha, Ted Osborne
Artists:
Cesar Ferioli Pelaez, Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro, Ted Thwaites
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 22nd, 2010

Finding Nemo: Losing Dory #3

This first storyline in "Finding Nemo" is good enough to be a sequel movie to the original.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Raicht, Brian Smith
Artists:
Jake Myler
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 22nd, 2010

Joe the Barbarian #7

The final battle between the forces of Playtown and King Death begins!

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, September 20th, 2010

Shadowland: Ghost Rider #1

Ghost Rider bikes his way to Japan under the instruction of Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, September 20th, 2010

Thor: For Asgard #2

Ragnarök approaches, infusing Asgard with a healthy dose of fear and loathing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robert Rodi
Artists:
Simone Bianchi
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, September 20th, 2010

Zatanna #5

This issue continues the Zatara family reunion that started in issue #4. It also includes the requisite fight with a demon.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Chad Hardin, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, September 19th, 2010

Thunderbolts #148

It's a day in the life of the Thunderbolts, now with added Shadowland.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, September 19th, 2010

DC Universe Legacies #5

As "DC Universe Legacies" moves into the realm of "Crisis on Infinite Earths," the book is picking up somewhat.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
George Perez, Walter Simonson, Scott Kolins, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, September 19th, 2010

Justice Society of America Special #1

Magog’s story wraps up here, at least until it starts up in “Justice League: Generation Lost.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 17th, 2010

Heroic Age: Superheroes #1

Steve Rogers gives us the low down on every Marvel hero you can think of in play right now. With stats!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Michael Hoskin
Artists:
Various
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, September 17th, 2010

The Boys: Highland Laddie #2

Hughie spills his guts, but this tale just feels generic in so many ways.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, September 17th, 2010

Birds of Prey #5

After its initial, exciting storyline, "Birds of Prey" feels slightly rushed this month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Alvin Lee, Adriana Melo, Jack Purcell, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 17th, 2010

Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #3

With the super-soldier formula negated, Steve Rogers is at the mercy of Machinesmith... or is he?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 16th, 2010

Thor: First Thunder #1

Marvel has been putting out more Thor that you can shake an enchanted Uru cane at. Alas, this is another good Thor story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Bryan J. L. Glass
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 16th, 2010

Pale Horse #4

Cole tries to get his revenge, but the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination may make things more difficult.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson, Andrew Cosby
Artists:
Christian Dibari
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 16th, 2010

The Unwritten #17

You choose the origin of Lizzie Hexam in this ambitious issue of “The Unwritten!”

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 16th, 2010

Brightest Day #10

Black Manta stops by to liven things up a bit. In Manta’s own words, “Unexpected. But interesting.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Scott Clark, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, David Beaty
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 16th, 2010

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #2

“Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors” is about Green Lanterns who are warriors. Duh.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 16th, 2010

Prison Pit Book Two

Obscene, vulgar, and over-the-top, “Prison Pit” Book Two continues the non-stop stream of violence that the first book began.

Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Writer:
Johnny Ryan
Artists:
Johnny Ryan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 15th, 2010

Muppet Sherlock Holmes #1

The Muppets make some Holmes of their own, but they certainly don’t own it.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Patrick Storck
Artists:
Amy Mebberson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, September 15th, 2010

Morning Glories #2

Nick Spencer’s runaway hit about a prep academy includes a pop quiz for the reader and the students.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 15th, 2010

CBGB #3

The idea of a stone age CBGB is amusing, but this issue's lead story stretches on a bit too long.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Kim Krizan, Robert Steven Williams, Louise Staley
Artists:
Toby Cypress, Giorgio Pontrelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 15th, 2010

X-Men #3

"X-Men" is serving up a solid little story that fits well with Fraction and Carey's X-Books.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, September 14th, 2010

Batgirl #14

Supergirl stops by to visit with Batgirl and the dynamic duo take in a movie, fight some Draculas (yes, it is supposed to be plural) and have a pillow fight. Pretty standard fare for this series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 13th, 2010

Comic Book Guy: The Comic Book #3

The Comic Book Guy is dead, and the nerds and geeks find themselves at war.

Publisher:
Bongo Comics
Writer:
Ian Boothby
Artists:
John Delaney, Dan Davis
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, September 13th, 2010

Daken: Dark Wolverine #1

Daken begins to build a new empire, starting with his own wardrobe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu, Daniel Way
Artists:
Guiseppe Camuncoli, Onofrio Catacchio
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, September 13th, 2010

Daredevil #510

"Daredevil" talks about what it’s going to do but only delivers two strong scenes, both with Dakota North.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sun, September 12th, 2010

Booster Gold #36

Booster continues to try to find proof that Maxwell Lord III is a creep, but that means Booster is going to have to go back to the past. Again.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Pat Olliffe
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, September 12th, 2010

Weird War Tales #1

Undead armies, dinosaurs, and submarines. They just don’t make comics like this anymore.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Ivan Brandon, Jan Strnad
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke, Nic Klein, Gabriel Hardman, Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, September 12th, 2010

Doom Patrol #14

Butt maps and nut jobs. Yup, we’re talking about the Doom Patrol.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Ron Randall, John Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, September 12th, 2010

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #2

"Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom" is telling a story with a writer who has a lack of imagination, but I think it's inadvertently hitting too close to home.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter
Artists:
Roger Robinson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, September 12th, 2010

American Vampire #6

Book, Pearl, Skinner Sweet, and Stephen King might be scarce in this issue, but the solid, compelling story by Scott Snyder and the mesmerizing art by Rafael Albuquerque are both still here.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, September 12th, 2010

Batman #703

Billed as "A Prelude to 'Bruce Wayne: the Road Home'," this issue is more filler than groundbreaker.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, September 12th, 2010

Batman and Robin #14

Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving ramp this storyline up and we get a large payoff from the last year of the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 9th, 2010

Greek Street #15

The final story begins and it’s a rushed, misguided attempt to begin to wrap the series up.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 9th, 2010

Batman: Odyssey #3

I have no idea who the target audience is for this book. I'm not sure there is one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neal Adams
Artists:
Neal Adams
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 9th, 2010

Green Lantern #57

Geoff Johns tries to squeeze the Star Sapphires into the new greater Lantern cosmology. It's a little forced, but almost works.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 9th, 2010

Kill Shakespeare #5

Hamlet’s fighting internally while everyone else externalizes their Shakespearean rage.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, September 9th, 2010

28 Days Later #14

Plenty of dropped story opportunities give this title little bite.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Alejandro Aragon
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, September 9th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #2

Nerd Hulk goes off the reservation and proves Captain America right for thinking him an incompetent who can’t fight.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve Dillon, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 8th, 2010
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