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Justice League of America #43

Have you ever gotten the impression that even the creative team of a title isn't sure what's happening behind the scenes?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 1st, 2010

X-Men Forever #20

A blind Sabretooth is a boring Sabretooth in “X-Men Forever,” but that could just be Claremont’s writing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, April 1st, 2010

Blackest Night #8

The white light shines on and all is right with the world.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 31st, 2010

The Terminator: 2029 #1

The Terminator franchise returns to comics with a story set before it all began. This story focuses on Kyle Reese, the resistance fighter who comes back in time to find Sarah Connor.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Zack Whedon
Artists:
Andy MacDonald
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 31st, 2010

X-Men: Second Coming #1

The next big X-Men event is here and, while the issue has good character work, the plot is lacking and doesn’t feel like the beginning of an event.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
David Finch, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 31st, 2010

The Punisher #15

"Frankencastle" continues to be surprisingly charming; this is a lot better than old stories, like when Captain America became a werewolf.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Roland Boschi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 31st, 2010

Dragon Age #1

We race through a saga of life and death in the very first issue, but with a story moving this fast, there's little room for us to care.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
Artists:
Mark Robinson, Jason P. Martin
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 31st, 2010

Dark Wolverine #84

"Dark Wolverine" continues to be embroiled in "Siege," but this issue doesn't do much more than that.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Onofrio Catacchio
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 31st, 2010

Usagi Yojimbo #127

It's a ronin team-up, as Sakai gives us a swordfight jamboree.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 31st, 2010

Blackest Night #8

: "Blackest Night" draws to a close with "Brightest Day" looming on the horizon, but is it worthwhile? I say most definitely. And thank you.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 31st, 2010

She-Hulk Sensational #1

A 30th anniversary "She-Hulk" special is a nice idea, but two of the three entries ignore that word "special."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David, Brian Reed, John Byrne
Artists:
Jonboy Meyers, Iban Coello, Andrew Hennessy, John Byrne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, March 30th, 2010

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #5

Kyle Baker comes in as all the pieces of the ultimate cosmic battle come together -- in a game of capture the flag.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Kyle Baker
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 30th, 2010

Cloak and Dagger #1

Will Cloak and Dagger go their separate ways? Stuart Moore and Mark Brooks give us the answer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Mark Brooks, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 30th, 2010

Wolverine Origins #46

Wolverine is about to take on Romulus (completely different meaning for those of us living the metro-Detroit area) and needs to lay some old ghosts to rest.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 30th, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #627

Roger Stern joins Team Webhead for a very special Juggernaut-centric Spider-Man story that starts with Peter Parker getting a Spider-sense induced migraine.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Stern
Artists:
Lee Weeks
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 30th, 2010

Wall-E #4

"Wall-E" is serving up a series of prequels, which is a nice idea in theory but ends up not being that gripping.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Bryce Carlson
Artists:
Morgan Luthi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 29th, 2010

Shuddertown #1

Bodies keep turning up with DNA evidence pointing to dead criminals as the murderers. Is Detective Isaac Hernandez losing his mind? What’s going on?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Adam Geen
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 29th, 2010

Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World #1

This adaptation of "The Wheel of Time" isn't bad, but I feel like it's preaching to the choir just a bit.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Chase Conley
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 29th, 2010

Supergod #3

Meet the man without sanity that can perceive time and choose which path to walk in this series that examines the concept of superhumanity from a different perspective.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Garrie Gastonny, Nursalimsyah
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 29th, 2010

Peter Parker #1

Peter goes up against a new foe while juggling his home and work life.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Bob Gale, Fred Hembeck
Artists:
Patrick Olliffe, Fred Hembeck
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 29th, 2010

Black Terror #9

In this densely-packed issue, things are not what they seem, and the Black Terror gets a frightening present.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Phil Hester, Alex Ross
Artists:
Mike Lilly
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, March 28th, 2010

X-Factor #203

A little slow in spots, but an issue only starring Monet and Guido is more enjoyable than one might think at first.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Valentine de Landro, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, March 28th, 2010

Mighty Avengers #35

The Mighty Avengers have disbanded – the perfect time for an old enemy to show up!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, March 28th, 2010

The Marvels Project #7

"The Marvels Project" is set to wrap up next month, but my one complaint with this issue is it feels like we're barely there.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, March 28th, 2010

Deadpool #21

Deadpool vs. Hit-Monkey, with a side order of Spider-Man.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, March 27th, 2010

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #4

It's "Gilligan's Island of Dr. Moreau" this week, as Deadpool and Headpool team up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, March 27th, 2010

Superman #698

As a middle chapter of "The Last Stand of New Krypton," remarkably little happens.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Pina, Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 26th, 2010

Captain America #604

James Barnes and the Falcon have both been captured by the Watchdogs separately. They want one to be the ‘50s Captain America’s Bucky and the other to die. Can you guess which?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Luke Ross, Butch Guice, David Baldeón, N. Bowling
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, March 26th, 2010

X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler #1

BAMF! It's an all-new re-telling of the origin of Nightcrawler. As a bonus, you also get a reprint of the first three pages of Nightcrawler's first appearance.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Adam Freeman, Marc Bernardin
Artists:
Cary Nord, James Harren
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 26th, 2010

Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #1

The former sidekick formerly known as Speedy wakes up and nothing will ever be the same again!!!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 26th, 2010

The Guild #1

Felicia Day's sweetly savage sensibilities permeate this excellent first issue.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Felicia Day
Artists:
Jim Rugg
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, March 26th, 2010

Avengers: The Initiative #34

A solid tie-in that repeats a little too much of “Siege” #3 for its own good. It loses sight of what separates it from the other books involved in the event.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 24th, 2010

Secret Warriors #14

In the words of one of the main characters, ". . . we're wasting our time and trying to change a world that doesn't want to be changed." I disagree. This isn't a waste of time, this is a good read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 24th, 2010

Thor #608

The Siege of Asgard continues to rage on as this tale adds threads to the fabric woven in "Siege" proper.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Rich Elson, Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 24th, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #522

Kitty Pryde is returning and “Second Coming” begins next month, so this issue heads for the ending that everyone knows is coming.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Whilce Portacio, Ed Tadeo, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 24th, 2010

Thunderbolts #142

The Thunderbolts -- Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts -- are on a quest in the realm of Asgard. This quest, of course, leads to trouble.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Wellington Alves, Nelson Pereira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 24th, 2010

The Incredibles #7

Dash struggles to break free of Mesmerella’s spell, save his sister from falling to her death, and prove himself a capable hero.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid, Landry Walker
Artists:
Ramanda Kamarga
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 24th, 2010

Green Lantern #52

This issue is being billed as the penultimate chapter to "Blackest Night." I kinda thought that designation was fulfilled with "Blackest Night" #7, but I guess not. Semantics.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Rebecca Buchman, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 24th, 2010

Nemesis #1

Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis" is, unfortunately, something we've all seen before.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve McNiven
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 24th, 2010

WWE Heroes #1

The battle for the title of "Worst Comic of the Year" begins here.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Keith Champagne
Artists:
Andy Smith
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 23rd, 2010
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