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Doom Patrol #2

"Doom Patrol" has nice ideas but still isn't quite clicking. On the bright side, the Metal Men second feature is still fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Kevin Maguire, Livesay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 10th, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #40

This issue of "Green Lantern Corps" might be a bit confusing for new readers, but there are rewards for those who've been around before now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Tom Nguyen, Prentis Rollins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 10th, 2009

Dark Reign: The List - Avengers #1

Norman Osborn has been keeping a list and now, he's checking it twice. The hero formerly known as Hawkeye is prominently featured on the cover for this one-shot as well as in the story inside.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Marko Djurdjevic, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 10th, 2009

Models, Inc #1

As noted in the text page, once upon a time, Captain America was believed dead and the comic book world turned to other Marvel characters to read about, like Millie the Model. Well, Captain America is presumed dead again, so. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Mark Sumerak
Artists:
Vicenc Villagrasa, Terry Pallot, Jorge Molina
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 10th, 2009

War of Kings: Who Will Rule? #1

The story begun in the "War of Kings" series continues on, but there are no kings present in this issue -- at least, no living kings.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 10th, 2009

The Marvels Project #2

The untold history of the Marvel universe continues as multiple plots run parallel and will begin to intersect soon, hopefully.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 10th, 2009

Red Tornado #1

For the second time in a quarter of a century, Red Tornado is given a chance to fly in a solo title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin VanHook
Artists:
José Luís, J. P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 10th, 2009

Nomad: Girl Without a World #1

We catch up with Rikki “Bucky” Barnes as she comes to terms with her new life on an Earth not her own.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
David Baldeon
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, September 9th, 2009

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1

Matt Fraction is joined by the art teams of “Dark Avengers” and “Uncanny X-Men” in this strong conclusion of “Utopia.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Mike Deodato, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 9th, 2009

Thunderbolts #135

Nick Fury. Norman Osborn. The confrontation we’ve all been waiting for and it begins here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 9th, 2009

Cable #18

Cable and Hope attempt to give Bishop the slip. This time, in space.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Gabriel Guzman
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, September 9th, 2009

Red Robin #4

Tim Drake thinks Bruce Wayne is alive. Dick Grayson disagrees. That means they must fight and the victor determines Bruce’s state of existence.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Guy Major
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 9th, 2009

Immortal Weapons #2

Bride of Nine Spiders takes the center stage in this issue of "Immortal Weapons," which turns out to be a good old fashioned horror story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Dan Brereton, Travel Foreman, Tom Palmer, Stefano Gaudino, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 9th, 2009

Supergirl Annual #1

"Supergirl Annual" #1's two stories fill in gaps in both Supergirl's and Superwoman's lives, but the art holds everything else back.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, September 8th, 2009

Sweet Tooth #1

"Sweet Tooth" has promise, but it's off to an awfully slow start.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, September 8th, 2009

Incognito #6

Brubaker and Phillips conclude this series about a former superpowered criminal in the witness protection program strongly and set up future stories well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, September 8th, 2009

Young Liars #18

I come not to bury “Young Liars,” but to praise it. . .

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, September 8th, 2009

Marvel Zombies Return #1

Zombie Spider-Man arrives in a 60s-inspired Marvel Universe -- and chaos, naturally, ensues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, September 6th, 2009

Black Panther #8

New creative team, same old Black Panther? Not so much. Come on in and let's talk about things Wakandan.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, September 6th, 2009

Irredeemable #6

We see more of the Plutonian's past and start to get an idea of the events that may have led the Plutonian to make the decisions he did.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, September 5th, 2009

Last Resort #2

As if a mysterious zombie-like outbreak wasn't enough of a problem, throw in a hurricane, an exploding airplane, and a seemingly deserted island. Wish you were here.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, September 5th, 2009

Justice League: Cry for Justice #3

"Justice League: Cry for Justice" is improving slightly, but it's still got a long way to go.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson, Len Wein
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli, Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 3rd, 2009

Batman #690

Judd Winick and Mark Bagley's run starts winding down before it really even gets started.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Jack Purcell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 3rd, 2009

Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #2

The Ghost Rider Assassination League assembles! And Jason Aaron writes one hell of a story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Roland Boschi
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, September 3rd, 2009

Solomon Grundy #7

Kolins's textured art is a treat, but the "story" -- concluding here, sort of, after a stretched-out seven issues -- is non-existent.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, September 3rd, 2009

Magog #1

"Magog" springs from the pages of "Justice Society of America" to his very own monthly series. Carnage and mayhem abound –- specifically in the first eight pages!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Howard Porter, John Dell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 2nd, 2009

The Torch #1

I'm a page that fell out of a different book. There's nothing I can do. No context for me." So speaks Toro – Tom Raymond – to a Vision of a different stripe. Everything old is new again.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alex Ross, Mike Carey
Artists:
Patrick Berkenkotter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 2nd, 2009

Green Lantern #45

"Blackest Night" sweeps across the galaxy in an issue of "Green Lantern" that doesn't feature Hal Jordan, yet is still chock full of action and excitement.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 2nd, 2009

Exiles #6

The third “Exiles” series concludes after six issues despite quality writing and art, sadly.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, September 1st, 2009

Invincible Iron Man #17

"World's Most Wanted" may be ten issues long now, but it's still tense and exciting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, September 1st, 2009

Reed Gunther and the Steak Snacking Snake #1

Shane and Chris Houghton deliver a self-published tale of Reed Gunther, a cowboy who rides a grizzly bear. Yeah, you read that right.

Publisher:
*Self-Published*
Writer:
Shane Houghton
Artists:
Chris Houghton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, September 1st, 2009

Strange Tales #1

Independent creators take on the Marvel universe and nothing will be the same ever again. Probably. I think. Maybe?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Bagge, Nick Bertozzi, Nicholas Gurewitch, Jason, James Kochalka, Michael Kupperman, John Leavitt, Junko Mizuno, Paul Pope, Johnny Ryan, Dash Shaw
Artists:
Peter Bagge, Nick Bertozzi, Molly Crabapple, Nicholas Gurewitch, Jason, James Kochalka, Michael Kupperman, Junko Mizuno, Paul Pope, Johnny Ryan, Dash Shaw
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, September 1st, 2009

The Boys #34

The Boys take on Stormfront, the ‘Nazi Superman,’ in a brutal, vicious fight that is far better than the simple concept would suggest thanks to Garth Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Carlos Ezquerra, Hector Ezquerra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, August 31st, 2009

The Incredible Hulk #601

Bruce Banner is back in action, and dealing with his first problem -- Skaar, the son of the Hulk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred van Lente
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti, Michael Ryan
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 31st, 2009

Superman #691

"Codename: Patriot" tries to end with a bang, but it's really more of a thud.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Eduardo Pansica, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Sandro Ribeiro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 31st, 2009

Detective Comics #856

J. H. Williams III continues his amazing artistic performance on the lead Batwoman story. The Question back-up is completely skippable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J. H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, August 29th, 2009

Hulk #14

Domino of X-Force guest stars as the Red Hulk finds himself targeted by assassins.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ian Churchill, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, August 29th, 2009

The Unknown #4

The search for what happens after death concludes here with some answers, but many more questions.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Minck Oosterveer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 29th, 2009

Guardians of the Galaxy #17

"We warned you that the fabric of the galaxy could not take this war." Or as Rocket Raccoon put it, "We told you so, told you so, told you so!" The Guardians aren't very happy with the Inhumans.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Brad Walker, Victor Olazaba, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, August 29th, 2009

Unknown Soldier #11

This issue doesn't quite come together as well as the last few, but it's probably the calm before the storm.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, August 29th, 2009
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