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The Muppet Show Comic Book #1

The Muppets hit the road in the first issue of their ongoing series and it’s a success for them and Roger Langridge.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, January 19th, 2010

Secret Six #17

The Secret Six squaring off against the Suicide Squad during Blackest Night seems so natural, it's almost creepy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone, John Ostrander
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, January 18th, 2010

Adventure Comics #6

Even as an oversized issue, "Adventure Comics" #6 feels a little rushed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, January 18th, 2010

Weekly World News #1

The jokes aren’t funny, the story is nonexistent, and the main character is a stereotype, but the art is pretty good.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chris Ryall
Artists:
Alan Robinson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, January 18th, 2010

S.W.O.R.D. #3

The best issue of the series yet as Beast works to stop Gyrich’s plan to deport all of the aliens on Earth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Steven Sanders, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, January 18th, 2010

Marvel Super Hero Squad #1

The calculated cute caricatures of your favorite Marvel icons have made their way to the floppies. Your kids'll probably want it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Todd Dezago
Artists:
Leonel Castellani, Marcelo Dichiara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, January 18th, 2010

The Unwritten #9

A prison break! Tragedy! Sadness! Another good installment of Vertigo's "Harry Potter" pastiche.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, January 18th, 2010

Dark X-Men #3

Cleanly drawn, clearly told, and it's not so much about the Dark X-Men as it is about Nate Grey and the Dark Avengers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, January 17th, 2010

Aliens Vs. Predator: Three World War #1

After making it to the silver screen, the matchup between the Aliens and the Predators seems lackluster as a comic book concept, but this series looks to add a new dynamic to that rivalry.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Randy Stradley
Artists:
Rick Leonardi, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, January 17th, 2010

Absolution #6

A strong opening concerning superheroes and killing only leads to a disappointing end to this mini-series.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Roberto Viacava
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, January 17th, 2010

R.E.B.E.L.S. #12

Borges is an inadequate replacement for either Clarke or St. Aubin, but the story has some interesting moments.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, January 17th, 2010

The Power of SHAZAM! #48

Cover dated eleven years after "The Power of SHAZAM!" #47, and priced a mere 49¢ more than "The Power of SHAZAM!" #47, "Power of SHAZAM!" comes back among the rest of the Black Lantern titles rising from the ranks of the can

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Don Kramer, Michael Babinski
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 14th, 2010

Conan: The Weight of the Crown #1

A disappointing effort that focus too much on laborious narration and not enough on Conan killing people.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Darick Robertson
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, January 14th, 2010

Nation X #2

The second anthology issue that explores life on Utopia is a mixed bag aimed at longtime X-fans rather than the more casual reader.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
CB Cebulski, Jim McCann, John Barber, Tim Fish, Becky Cloonan
Artists:
Mike Choi, David Lopez, Alvardo Lopez, Tim Fish, Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, January 14th, 2010

Action Comics #885

"Action Comics" continues to be a 100% Superman-free read for all those comic book fans with Superman allergies. All the same, the title does live up to its name with this issue, in both the main story and the backup.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, James Robinson
Artists:
Pere Pérez, Cafu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 14th, 2010

Titans #21

"Titans" proceeds apace, marking time between one big event and the next. In this issue, J.T. Krul gives some more insight into the slow motion splintering of one of DC's oldest teams.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Angel Unzueta, Chris Batista, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 13th, 2010

Lola: A Ghost Story

"Lola: A Ghost Story" is a story about a young man who can see ghosts and other supernatural beings.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
J. Torres
Artists:
Elbert Or
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 13th, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #617

Dateless and working on New Year's Eve, Pete is victim to the old Parker luck again. Add in a new robo-Rhino and Pete's luck changes for the worse.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Max Fiumara, Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 13th, 2010

Jonah Hex #51

A pleasant issue that leaves a good impression after reading.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Dick Giordano
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, January 12th, 2010

Black Panther #12

Superhero shenanigans and a whole lot more in this jam-packed issue by Maberry and Conrad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, January 12th, 2010

Spider-Man Noir: Eyes without a Face #2

The art and writing don’t work harmoniously and the plot is too coincidental in this 1933 story, while lacking a strong identity to push forward.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky
Artists:
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, January 12th, 2010

X-Men Origins Cyclops #1

This Cyclops origin turns out to be a well-told little story, with some surprisingly nice art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Jesse Delperdang, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, January 12th, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot #1

Jackpot – the original Jackpot – gets back into costume.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Adriana Melo, Mariah Benes
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Tue, January 12th, 2010

X-Factor: Nation X #1

Madrox and X-Factor visit the new home of mutantkind on the island nation of Utopia.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Valentine De Landro, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, January 11th, 2010

The Mighty #12

The series reaches its conclusion with a final battle and forward-looking ending.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, January 11th, 2010

Weird Western Tales #71

Surprisingly, one of the better "Blackest Night" crossovers -- this one embraces its own crassness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio
Artists:
Renato Arlem
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, January 11th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6

The identity of the mysterious red-hooded character revealed, and Principal Siuntres returns.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Lafuente
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, January 10th, 2010

Superman: World of New Krypton #11

This overwrought series has dragged on far too long, and we don't even get Pete Woods drawings on every page anymore.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, James Robinson
Artists:
Pete Woods, Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, January 9th, 2010

Gigantic #5

"Gigantic" reaches its dramatic conclusion, and it was worth the wait.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Eric Nguyen, John Cottrell
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, January 9th, 2010

The Great Ten #3

If you ever wanted to see a Chinese Superman in virtually every detail, this is the comic for you.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, January 8th, 2010

Doom Patrol #6

Following the "Blackest Night" issues is no easy task, so Giffen, Clark, and crew decide to reflect on what was. This isn't your standard navel-gazing though. It's navel-gazing, "Doom Patrol" style.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, January 8th, 2010

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2

So what exactly happened to Mera's nose during her fight with Wonder Woman in "Blackest Night" #6? The answer, my friends, is right here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Jonathan Glapion, Eduardo Pansica, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 7th, 2010

Marvel Boy: The Uranian #1

While "Siege" may be an event book "seven years in the making," this series is sixty years in the making. Sort of.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Felix Ruiz, Russ Heath, Bill Everett
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 7th, 2010

Proof #25

Rumors of the demise of "Proof" have been greatly exaggerated. This issue is a start to a new storyline, one that leads to "Season Two" of this title.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Alexander Grecian, Kelly Tindall
Artists:
Riley Rossmo, Kelly Tindall
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 7th, 2010

Deadpool Team-Up #897

Lackluster, mediocre, and not nearly as entertaining as a comic featuring Deadpool, Ghost Riders, and demonically possessed circus freaks should be.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Chris Staggs, Robert Campanella
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, January 7th, 2010

New Mutants #9

Could it be? Is "New Mutants" finally done setting up its status quo?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Paul Davidson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 7th, 2010

Suicide Squad #67

"Suicide Squad" of Earth. Rise. This title is just one of many coming back from the dead this month as part of the grander "Blackest Night" tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone, John Ostrander
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 7th, 2010

Stumptown #2

Was your New Year's resolution to only read good comics? "Stumptown" will help you with that.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Matthew Southworth
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 7th, 2010

Cable #22

The two year "Cable" time travel story lurches towards a conclusion, and the book perks up a bit as a result.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Gabriel Guzman
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, January 5th, 2010

Siege: Embedded #1

A promising first issue that fails to deliver compelling or entertaining writing, but Chris Samnee’s art is gorgeous and almost worth the four dollar admission.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, January 5th, 2010
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