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Mighty Avengers #12

The superstar team of Bendis and Maleev reunite to tackle the question of what Nick Fury has been up to while he’s been absent from the Marvel Universe in an issue high in tension and light on Avengers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Fri, April 25th, 2008

Ultimate Fantastic Four #53

The weakest title of the Ultimate line continues to falter.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Sal Regla
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, April 25th, 2008

Ganges #2

In a line full of high-quality books, Kevin Huizenga's "Ganges" is the absolute pinnacle, and something that belongs in every comic reader's collection.

Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Writer:
Kevin Huizenga
Artists:
Kevin Huizenga
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 23rd, 2008

Countdown to Final Crisis #1

After 52 weeks, it all comes down to this.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, April 23rd, 2008

X-Factor #30

Peter David proves why he’s one of the industry’s living legends with another great issue of "X-Factor." In the wake of "Messiah Complex," the team are attacked by Arcade and violence ensues!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Valentine De Landro, Andrew Henessy
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, April 23rd, 2008

Batman #675

A new Ten-Eyed Man helps set the stage for Batman: R.I.P.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Ryan Benjamin, Saleem Crawford
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, April 23rd, 2008

The Incredible Hercules #116

Mythologies clash in another good issue of this surprising series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, April 22nd, 2008

DMZ #30

Matty Roth goes to Harlem and tries to find himself.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, April 22nd, 2008

Batman and the Outsiders #6

In a revamped book where everything has supposedly changed, the only real difference seems to be a slower pace with slightly difference faces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Carlos Rodriguez, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, April 21st, 2008

X-Men: Divided We Stand #1

A heavy focus on the cast of "New X-Men" means this “Divided We Stand” tie-in often feels underwhelming, though a mix of genuine established and rising talent saves it from complete mediocrity.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey, Matt Fraction, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Skottie Young
Artists:
Brandon Peterson, Jamie McKelvie, Sana Takeda, Skottie Young, David LaFuente
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, April 20th, 2008

Captain Marvel #5

Captain Marvel finally recovers his memories as the series turns out to be far more of a Secret Invasion prologue than you might’ve expected. Brian Reed writes, with Lee Weeks pencilling.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Jesse Delperdang
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, April 19th, 2008

Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1

Michelinie and Layton return to the character they helped define in a sequel to "Doomquest", one of their most fondly remembered stories, with appropriately old-school artwork by Ron Lim.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Michelinie, Bob Layton
Artists:
Ron Lim, Bob Layton
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Thu, April 17th, 2008

Amazing Spider-Man #557

While the Mayan god-king may not matter in the long run, Chris Bachalo's astounding artwork certainly does.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Wayne Faucher, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, April 16th, 2008

Superman #675

Kurt Busiek saves the best for last.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Jorge Correr Jr.
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, April 16th, 2008

Excel Saga, Volume 17

Excel Saga reaches its 17th volume and promises, er, yet more of the same action-comedy bureaucratic satire, for those that have managed to stay with the series this long.

Publisher:
Viz, LLC
Writer:
Rikdo Koshi, Yuko Sawada, Carl Gustav Horn
Artists:
Rikdo Koshi
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Tue, April 15th, 2008

Wonder Woman #19

Gail Simone has revitalized "Wonder Woman," and sent the character to an alien world to battle for peace.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Bernard Chang, Jon Holdridge
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, April 13th, 2008

Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing #3

"Dead of Night" is a horror comic that isn't all that scary. An attempt to be an EC Comic in the Marvel Universe isn't entirely successful.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Javier Saltares, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, April 13th, 2008

Wolverine #64

Jason Aaron knows Wolverine, and Ron Garney’s producing some of his best ever work, so there’s lots to like about this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, April 12th, 2008

Criminal #2

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips produce the best issue of Criminal yet.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, April 12th, 2008

Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Hourman and the Python

Another pair of exciting pulp noir adventures in this series, and with a surprisingly successful brief step into the world of superheroes.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matt Wagner,Steven T. Seagle
Artists:
Guy Davis,Warren Pleece
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 11th, 2008

Fantastic Four #556

The sexed-up Fantastic Four must survive a dual attack: a Captain America robot and the excesses of writer Mark Millar.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, April 10th, 2008

Last Defenders #2

"The Defenders" works best when it doesn't take itself too seriously, something Casey and Giffen seem to understand.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jim Muniz, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, April 10th, 2008

Tiny Titans #3

A genuinely funny comic book that the whole family will want to read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Art Baltazar, Franco
Artists:
Art Baltazar
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, April 10th, 2008

Little Things: A Memoir In Slices

Jeffrey Brown releases a collection of autobiographical material guaranteed to satisfy old and new fans.

Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Touchstone
Writer:
Jeffrey Brown
Artists:
Jeffrey Brown
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, April 9th, 2008

Young Avengers Presents #3

A nice enough sidestep for the characters, but the format isn't doing readers or creators any favors.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Alina Urusov
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, April 8th, 2008

Aqua Leung #1

"Aqua Leung" is a new take on the tale of Atlantic, blending classic mythological storytelling elements with modern comics storytelling. Highly recommended.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Andrew Smith
Artists:
Paul Maybury
Reviewer:
Kevin Church
Tue, April 8th, 2008

Cable #2

Cable and baby vs. a former X-Man with an attitude. What's not to like? Pretty much everything.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, April 7th, 2008

Angel: After the Fall #6

Brian Lynch finally tells the story everyone’s been waiting for - the “Angel” crew’s first night in hell. The first of a three-part mini-arc featuring guest art from John Byrne and others.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Brian Lynch
Artists:
Tim Kane, David Messina, Stephen Mooney, John Byrne
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, April 7th, 2008

Kick-Ass #2

Does it matter that "Kick-Ass" isn't the kind of realistic comic Mark Millar wants it to be?

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, April 6th, 2008

Casanova #13

After the swift-moving violence of the last issue, Fraction and Moon give us a chance to reflect on the past and look toward an uncertain future. This is a comic book you shouldn't miss.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, April 5th, 2008

Scalped #16

"Scalped" is the gem of the Vertigo line, with a growing cast that illuminates various facets of life on an Indian reservation. In the wake of a murder, a new sheriff comes to town to add more conflict.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R. M. Guera
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, April 5th, 2008

The Amazing Spider-Man #555

Zeb Wells returns to Spider-Man, rounding out the initial team of Brand New Day writers, with Chris Bachalo making his debut on the character.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Fri, April 4th, 2008

The Trials of Shazam! #12

The story nobody's been waiting for: Freddy Freeman gains weight and grows out his hair. Magically.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, April 3rd, 2008

Young X-Men #1

The last of the post-Messiah Complex books to be released, "Young X-Men" #1 essentially completes the more recent retooling of the X-Men line. It also sees the third consecutive attempt at putting these characters, the junior X-Men, into their o

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Thu, April 3rd, 2008

Action Comics #863

Geoff Johns reminds us why the Legion of Super-Heroes matters and what it means to be a true Superman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gary Frank, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, April 3rd, 2008

Secret Invasion #1

"Secret Invasion" #1 isn't perfect, but it sets the stage for what could be one of the most interesting crossover events in years.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, April 3rd, 2008

Secret Invasion #1

Coverage in Entertainment Weekly doesn’t necessarily mean that Marvel’s 2008 crossover is as friendly as they’d like.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Bendis
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Kevin Church
Wed, April 2nd, 2008

Benny and Penny: Just Pretend

A beautifully illustrated children's comic that's perfect for younger readers.

Publisher:
Toon Books
Writer:
Geoffrey Hayes
Artists:
Geoffrey Hayes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, March 30th, 2008

Translucent #3

A disease that turns people translucent is used as a metaphor for wanting to hide in a surprisingly effective way.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kazuhiro Okamoto
Artists:
Kazuhiro Okamoto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, March 30th, 2008

Thor #7

Straczynski demonstrates exactly why "Thor" is one of Marvel’s top-selling titles, teaming up with Marko Djurdevic to tell a tale of Norse myth gone by, featuring Odin. This brings up the question - why hasn’t Thor brought the Allfa

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Marko Djurdjevic, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, March 29th, 2008
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