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The Muppet Show #3

If you've already watched all of your DVDs of "The Muppet Show" half a dozen times, this is a good substitute.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 13th, 2010

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1

Sometimes all it takes is a big, red "S." And Brainiac. And the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates, James Robinson
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, March 13th, 2010

Hulk: Let the Battle Begin #1

This book isn't part of the current "Hulk" stories by a long shot, but if you get past that it's entertaining enough.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jesse Blaze Snider, Mark Parsons, Tom Cohen
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Ed McGuinness, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 13th, 2010

Zorro: Matanzas #2

This never-before-printed Zorro tale feels like a musty artifact of an earlier era, but Mike Mayhew's art looks pretty great.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Don McGregor
Artists:
Mike Mayhew
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, March 13th, 2010

Red Robin #10

The second part of a crossover with "Batgirl" continues here, with explosions and butt-kicking (not necessarily in that order)

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Marcus To, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 12th, 2010

Batgirl #8

It was bound to happen. This "Batgirl" series hits its hiccup issue. Hopefully it doesn’t get derailed by it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Talent Caldwell, Yvel Guichet, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 12th, 2010

S.W.O.R.D. #5

The story (and series) ends here with Earth about to be invaded and only Brand, Beast, and Death’s Head standing in the way.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Steven Sanders, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 11th, 2010

Doom Patrol #8

"BRONK!"

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

The Unwritten #11

Who knew, all those complainers were right. A bad movie does hurt the original book after all.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross, Jimmy Broxton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 11th, 2010

The Twelve: Spearhead #1

“The Twelve” artist Chris Weston writes and draws this World War II tale featuring the Invaders.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Weston
Artists:
Chris Weston, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 11th, 2010

X-Men Forever #19

An uneasy blend of backward-looking styles and forward plot momentum.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Justice League: The Rise and Fall Special #1

Green Arrow's actions in "Justice League: Cry for Justice" come to light here, and the reaction is just what you'd expect. After all, there wouldn't be much of a story otherwise, right?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Mike Mayhew, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Vicente Cifuentes, Ruy José
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #2

The weekly run-up to “Deadpool Corps” continues with an issue spotlighting Kidpool and other child versions of X-characters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Whilce Portacio, Jamie Mendoza
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 10th, 2010

X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back! #2

A Pixie mini-series seemed to be an odd choice, but so far it's turned out to be an enticing read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #2

A young man with a taste for human flesh tries to break his dependency once and for all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #1

This comic has everything in it that you didn't know you were missing in comics – hippos, alligators, saber-toothed tigers, and Frog Thor! That's right, the Pet Avengers are back!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos
Artists:
Ig Guara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 9th, 2010

Wolverine Mr. X #1

Mr. X vs. Wolverine -- a whole lot of Wolverines -- and a strange twist near the end.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Paco Diaz, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 9th, 2010

Web of Spider-Man #6

"Web of Spider-Man" has been set up as an appetizer to the goings-on in "Amazing Spider-Man" with a side of "Spider-Girl" to cleanse the palette.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Tom DeFalco, Zeb Wells
Artists:
Jefte Palo, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Xurxo Penalta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 9th, 2010

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #3

With Disney's new "Alice in Wonderland" film hitting theaters this past weekend, now's a good time to reinvestigate the classic tale told through new means. Just don't be late.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Erica Awano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 9th, 2010

Robot 13 #3

Robots, gods, and monsters. What more could you ask for?

Publisher:
Blacklist
Writer:
Thomas Hall
Artists:
Daniel Bradford
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, March 8th, 2010

Ghost Projekt #1

There's a mystery here, maybe worth pursuing, but it's the art that makes this story more than palatable.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Steve Rolston
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, March 8th, 2010

Detective Comics #682

The second part of “Cutter” is mostly filler with good art, while the Question second feature is a lot of fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Jock, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 8th, 2010

Forgetless #3

The focus is on Sara, a model turned model/hitwoman with a disturbingly sexual crush on a late night talk show host. Comics are fun!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spence
Artists:
Scott Forbes, Marley Zarcone
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 8th, 2010

True Story, Swear to God #12

Tom Beland returns to Disney to marry Lily, but "where it all began" is not entirely what Tom remembered. And, yes, there are vows in this issue!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tom Beland
Artists:
Tom Beland
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Sun, March 7th, 2010

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #1

The Ultimates regroup in the aftermath of Ultimatum. Sort of.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Frank Cho
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Astro City: The Dark Age: Book Four #2

"Astro City: The Dark Age" rumbles towards its conclusion, and while it's nice to see things coming together, I wish it'd happened faster.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Punisher: Butterfly #1

A collection of clichés don't make a story entertaining, and at $4.99 even less so.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Valerie D'Orazio
Artists:
Laurence Campbell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Jonah Hex #53

Legend has it that when Billy Tucci agreed to draw an issue of "Jonah Hex," he requested there be a train and a "really hot chick." This issue's got them both, with Tucci on art, and Jonah Hex on guns.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Billy Tucci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Ultimate Avengers #5

Mark Millar kills babies, and pretty much everyone else. Or, the Red Skull does, at least.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Dexter Vines, Thomas Palmer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, March 6th, 2010

NOLA #4

The angel of death and destruction known as Nola winds her way through the final issue of this series, seeking retribution in a city deserving of it.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Chris Gorak, Pierluigi Cothran
Artists:
Damian Couceiro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, March 6th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #4

"JSA All-Stars" is already starting to feel a little tired, which isn't good when you're just hitting issue #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 5th, 2010

Sparta, U.S.A. #1

A small, secluded town that loves football a little too much is the focus of this odd comic that is surprising and entertaining.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Johnny Timmons
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, March 5th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #33

Once you get past the reveal of Twilight this issue (spoiled months ago in the press), this issue is a mound of exposition.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brad Meltzer
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 5th, 2010

Underground #5

The adventure of a day comes to a close as Wesley Fischer and Seth Ridge continue their attempt to get out of the cave. No Bat- poles are going to help them with this.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Stephen King’s “N.” #1

The adaptation of Stephen King’s short story begins strongly with some great work by Marc Guggenheim and Alex Maleev.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Conan the Cimmerian #19

Murder, rape, exposition with a lot of strange proper nouns. Yes, it's a Conan comic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Timothy Truman
Artists:
Tomas Giorello
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Mighty Avengers #34

The Avengers know that Loki is posing as the Scarlet Witch and aim to do something about it, but Loki’s presence is required elsewhere (“Siege”), so don’t expect a satisfying resolution to that plot.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Andrew Currie, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Nemesis: The Imposters #1

This new Nemesis series doesn't make much more sense than the last one, but: The Joker!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, March 4th, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #623

The newish Vulture returns, and Spidey swings around town, but it's Paul Azaceta's art that's the real star of this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Tom Peyer
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 3rd, 2010

Girl Comics #1

Marvel's "Girl Comics" is here, but it needs some more "oomph."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Colleen Coover, G. Willow Wilson, Trina Robbins, Valerie D'Orazio, Lucy Knisley, Robin Furth, Agnes Garbowska, Devin Grayson
Artists:
Colleen Coover, Ming Doyle, Stephanie Buscema, Nikki Cook, Sana Takeda, Lucy Knisley, Agnes Garbowska, Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 3rd, 2010
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