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The Death of Dracula #1

Takes a few smart cues from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and features Camuncoli's superior art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Onofrio Catacchio
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, July 6th, 2010

Joker's Asylum II: Clayface #1

Clayface, cinema, fandom, and Batman. A potent mix, and Kelley Jones gets to draw it all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin Shinick
Artists:
Kelley Jones
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, July 6th, 2010

Teen Titans #84

The alien landscape in the main story makes for some interesting moments, and the back-up tale is better than expected.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Felicia D. Henderson, Rex Ogle
Artists:
Jose Luis, Mariah Benes, Ted Naifeh
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, July 6th, 2010

Robert Bloch's Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper #1

A new take on a classic Jack the Ripper tale with distinctive graphics by Kevin Colden.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Joe R. Lansdale, John L. Lansdale
Artists:
Kevin Colden
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, July 6th, 2010

Madame Xanadu #24

“Madame Xanadu” celebrates two years of publishing with a new story starting this issue. Enter freely and unafraid.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Marley Zarcone
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 5th, 2010

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: Dust to Dust #2

The hunt for the rogue androids continues, while they plot to kill humanity.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Robert Adler
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, July 5th, 2010

Captain America #607

Bucky finds himself under attack from Baron Zemo as his mental state worsens.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Mitch Breitweiser, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, July 5th, 2010

Deadpool Team-Up #892

Deadpool must save Satana’s soul from a pack of nerds! Oh noes!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, July 5th, 2010

Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1

Peter Snejbjerg and Dave Stewart make for one hell of an art team in this issue, crafting a visually stunning comic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, July 5th, 2010

Secret Avengers #2

Steve Rogers takes his team to Mars to see what Nova has been up to.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Mike Deodato Jr., Will Conrad
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, July 3rd, 2010

X-Campus #1

Didn't we already see this, and it was called "X-Men: Misfits" instead?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Francesco Artibani
Artists:
Denis Medri, Roberto Di Salvo, Marco Failla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, July 3rd, 2010

Thor #611

Building on the events of “Siege,” Asgard tries to recover from devastation, but Mephisto unleashes ancient eaters of Asgardian souls, threatening all of those who died to protect Asgard.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Rich Elson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, July 2nd, 2010

Justice League of America #46

"Justice League of America" and "Justice Society of America" start up a new crossover, but so far it's less than interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund, Pow Rodrix, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 2nd, 2010

Batman Beyond #1

Batman Beyond moves beyond the television screen with a comic that's a fun continuation, while maintaining a flavor of its own.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Ryan Benjamin, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, July 2nd, 2010

Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #2

Science versus magic in 19th century England! On the side of science? Pirates! Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Raulo Caceres
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, July 2nd, 2010

Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip #1

Beyond the gimmick, there's not enough oomph in "Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip" to carry it forward.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Karl Kesel
Artists:
Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 1st, 2010

New Avengers: Luke Cage #3

An uncharacteristically weak script from John Arcudi and a fill-in artist drawing some pages means a poor finale.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi
Artists:
Eric Canete, Pepe Larraz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 1st, 2010

Wonder Woman #600

There's something for everyone in "Wonder Woman" #600, but overall it's not as strong as one would hope.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Gail Simone, Amanda Conner, Louise Simonson, Geoff Johns
Artists:
Don Kramer, George Perez, Amanda Conner, Eduardo Pansica, Scott Kolins, Michael Babinski, Scott Koblish, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 30th, 2010

Action Comics #890

No Superman? No problem.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 30th, 2010

The Flash #3

The continuing adventures of Barry Allen rush on under the "Brightest Day" banner with some surprising revelations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 30th, 2010

Velocity #1

Ron Marz puts on his running shoes and asks us all to join him on a jog with Carin Taylor.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 30th, 2010

Bullet to the Head #1

Another French album is translated into English and it’s worth giving a look if you’re a fan of crime comics.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matz
Artists:
Colin Wilson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 28th, 2010

Joe the Barbarian #6

As the title nears its conclusion, there’s one last break where Joe is tempted with a life of comfort instead of victory over the enemy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 28th, 2010

X-Factor #206

"X-Factor" finishes its "Second Coming" tie-in with not so much a bang, but a thud.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Valentine De Landro, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 28th, 2010

Superman #700

This "Giant-Sized Anniversary Issue" may have plenty of pages, but I wouldn't say there's a whole lot to celebrate.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson, Dan Jurgens, J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Bernard Chang, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Eddy Barrows, J. P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, June 28th, 2010

Heralds #4

Kathryn Immonen's writing is the star of this series, but the patchwork set of artists is dragging the series down.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic, Emma Rios, James Harren
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, June 28th, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #635

"Grim Hunt" continues and Spider-Man looks like he might not make it out of this alive.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly, J. M. DeMatteis, Stan Lee
Artists:
Michael Lark, Stephano Guadiano, Matt Southworth, Max Fiumara, Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, June 27th, 2010

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
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