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Scalped #40

Dash and Carol both try kicking, while Wade returns to the rez and has some fun with Red Crow.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
RM Guéra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, August 30th, 2010

X-Factor #208

Wolfsbane returns to town, Hela catches up with Pip, and Longshot and Darwin bring a pair of girls back to the office.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Emanuela Lupachino, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 30th, 2010

X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Storm and Gambit #1

Storm and Gambit attempt to steal the body of Dracula.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chuck Kim
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Wayne Faucher, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 30th, 2010

Guarding the Globe #1

I hate to say it, but the fake advertising campaign for "Guarding the Globe" was more amusing than the real thing.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Benito Cereno
Artists:
Ransom Getty, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, August 28th, 2010

Ani-Max #1

Meet Max, a young boy who gets a mysterious stone that allows him to take on animal traits. In this origin/pilot issue, he rescues his class from runaway animals at the zoo.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Jeevan Kang
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 28th, 2010

Justice League of America #48

The final installment of this year’s Justice League of America-Justice Society of America team-up ends with more than a little foreshadowing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund, Don Ho, Derek Fridolfs, Rich Perrotta, Pow Rodrix, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 27th, 2010

X-Men Legacy #239

The new "X-Men Legacy" story is one that you might enjoy more in theory than practice.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Clay Mann, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 27th, 2010

Star Wars: Blood Ties: Jango and Boba Fett #1

“Boba Fett? Where?!” Right here. Jango Fett, too.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Chris Scalf
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 27th, 2010

Namor: The First Mutant #1

Namor, like Aquaman, has never really found a way to sustain a title. All the more reason for Marvel to try to launch another volume now. With vampires.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Secret Warriors #19

“The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos” lives up to its name. Oh crap.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Captain America #609

Captain America and Baron Zemo come face to face. Better call a doctor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Butch Guice, Rick Magyar, Andrew Hennessey, Filipe Andrade
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Thor #613

Considering the title is just biding time until Matt Fraction and Pasqual Ferry arrive, "Thor" has been a pleasant read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Richard Elson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Outsiders #32

There's no nice way to say this: "Outsiders" is a big mess.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Philip Tan
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Muppet Show #9

Statler and Waldorf in love. (No, not with each other.) Need I say more?

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Curse of the Mutants: Blade #1

"Curse of the Mutants: Blade" isn't bad, but feels unnecessary.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Tim Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Punisher Max: Happy Ending #1

Another Punisher one-shot where the Punisher barely appears. Still, it’s a solid read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

"Legion of Super-Heroes" continues to provide good old-fashioned fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Francis Portela, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Batman #702

The truth behind the Omega Sanction revealed!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Wonder Woman #602

The all-new "Wonder Woman" is already proving to be a little dull, unfortunately.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Don Kramer, Eduardo Pansica, Jay Leisten, Michael Babinski, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 25th, 2010

The Avengers #4

The Avengers split up to handle threats in the future and the present, and neither group does much good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Superman/Batman #75

“Holy seventy-fifth issue, Batman!” Time for an extra-sized, extra-priced anniversary celebration.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz, Steven T. Seagle, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, J. T. Krul, Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Duncan Rouleau, Brian Azzarello, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Teddy Kristiansen, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, Francis Manapul, Jill Thompson, Shane Davis, Sandra Hope, Rafael Albuquerque, Duncan Rouleau, Lee Bermejo, David Finch, Scott Williams, Gene Ha
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Robocop #6

Nothing like a dose of “Robocop” to help modern-day metro-Detroiters realize things really aren’t that bad.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Unai Dezarate
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Shadowland: Power Man #1

During the events of Shadowland, a new hero calling himself “Power Man” arrives on the scene.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 23rd, 2010

Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow #1

Colleen Wing goes solo in the world of Shadowland, finding herself crossing paths with Daredevil, and learning something surprising about her past.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Hendersen
Artists:
Ivan Rodriguez
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 23rd, 2010

Supergirl #55

Bizarrogirl am here to make fun. Or not. I don’t know. Bizarro-speak flat out confuses me sometimes!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, John Dell, Marc Deering, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 23rd, 2010

Atlas #4

“Atlas” hits again. No crazy crossovers, no cover banners, no glorious superstar characters. Just good comics.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 23rd, 2010

Witchblade: Due Process #1

Ten years ago, Sara Pezzini let an innocent man go to prison for murder and, now, she’s trying to make it right, but it’s too late for that.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Smith
Artists:
Alina Urusov, Scott Forbes, Polina Radtchenko, Thea Chow
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 21st, 2010

New Mutants #16

The New Mutants aren't here to take your call this month, but at the sound of the tone prepare for a lot of back story. *beep*

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, August 21st, 2010

Thunderbolts #147

This standalone, new-reader-friendly issue offers readers a chance to get to know the Thunderbolts. Of course, the introductions are short and incomplete, but that doesn’t make the story any less enjoyable.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 20th, 2010

DC Universe Legacies #4

“DCU Legacies” continues to jam seventy-five gallons of comic book history into a ten-gallon limited series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Dave Gibbons, Joe Kubert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 20th, 2010

Avengers Academy #3

"Avengers Academy" is probably the best thing to come out of "Age of Heroes."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Mike McKone, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 20th, 2010

DV8: Gods and Monsters #5

Brian Wood and Rebekah Isaacs continue to deconstruct (and rebuild) "DV8" and it makes me yearn for more.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 20th, 2010

Justice Society of America #42

James Robinson and Mark Bagley continue to make this JLA/JSA team-up a fun read. They even manage to pack a few surprises into this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 20th, 2010

The Boys: Highland Laddie #1

Hughie leaves the Boys and goes to his hometown in Scotland, but it isn’t as great as he hoped it would be.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 19th, 2010

X-Files/30 Days of Night #2

Mulder and Scully continue to investigate the odd deaths in Alaska and it’s becoming increasingly apparent that vampires are the cause. Not that Scully would ever admit that, of course.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Steve Niles, Adam Jones
Artists:
Tom Mandrake
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 19th, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #527

A potentially interesting issue is derailed by increasingly ineffective art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Whilce Portacio, Leonard Kirk, Ed Tadeo, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 19th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley #1

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley" doesn't have much of a story, but the high point is watching Riley and Sam interact.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 19th, 2010

Secret Avengers #4

The conclusion to the first "Secret Avengers" storyline feels a little flat.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Mike Deodato Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 19th, 2010

Star Wars: Legacy #50

The “Legacy” series draws to a close, but is it a “Return of the Jedi” type of close or more along the lines of “The Empire Strikes Back?”

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander, Jan Duursema
Artists:
Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 18th, 2010

Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet #1

A reimagining of the classic story for a new audience that’s also fun for old fans as the creators produce a fun, entertaining, light read comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Clevinger, Lee Black
Artists:
Brian Churilla
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 18th, 2010
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