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Adventure Comics #8

A triptych of tales that tell of things to come. In the future. With the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates, James Robinson, Eric Trautmann
Artists:
Travis Moore, Julio Ferreira, Julian Lopez, Bit, Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 3rd, 2010

First Wave #1

Pulp heroes sharing a single world as Brian Azzarello introduces three separate plots and Rags Morales delivers some good art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 3rd, 2010

Justice League: Cry for Justice #7

"NAARGH!" So exclaims Speedy as the building she is on topples under her, much like this story toppled under the reveals of other stories being released before the finale here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli, Scott Clark, Braim Roberson, David Beaty
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 3rd, 2010

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #1

Rob Liefeld returns to his creation, and a female version of his creation, and a Captain America with a metal arm. It's old home week.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Rob Liefeld
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 2nd, 2010

Invincible Iron Man #24

Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca finish up their second year of "Invincible Iron Man" with the satisfying return of Tony Stark.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, March 2nd, 2010

Fall of the Hulks: the Savage She-Hulks #1

Jeff Parker hulks out, She-Hulk style.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Salva Espin, Zach Howard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 2nd, 2010

Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk #2

Red Hulk and Thundra go over their shared and convoluted history.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlos Rodriguez, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 1st, 2010

Superman #697

Superboy and Mon-El talk about the absence of Superman, which, in a book titled "Superman" should be ironic. Instead it's just a decent read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Bernard Chang, Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 1st, 2010

New Avengers #62

Spider-People fight in half the book. Captain America returns in the other half to fight the Living Laser. It's quite entertaining

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Daniel Acuna, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Mon, March 1st, 2010

Wonder Woman #41

Power Girl guest stars in this issue as she and Wonder Woman fight "like thoughtless badgers in the sky for all to see."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Chris Batista, Fernando Dagnino, Doug Hazlewood, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, February 28th, 2010

Northlanders #25

The Plague Widow" looks wonderful, and tells a stark, simple tale, even if it is a bit cold.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, February 28th, 2010

Green Hornet #1

While the foundation from the movie script shows, this first issue is more than just set-up. It's a classic "Open on Action" comic story.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith
Artists:
Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Sun, February 28th, 2010

Batman and Robin #9

Grant Morrison continues his straight-ahead action adventure and Cameron Stewart concludes his great-looking run.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, February 27th, 2010

Thunderbolts #141

The first “Siege” tie-in issue of “Thunderbolts” has the team sent on a mission to steal the Spear of Odin for Norman Osborn, but internal problems may prevent it from being a successful mission.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, February 27th, 2010

Iron Man vs. Whiplash #4

A straightforward superhero slugfest, but is it a satisfying ending?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Phil Briones, Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, February 26th, 2010

Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box #1

Fire and ice and everything nice. With ridiculous exposition, but excellent art.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rob Levin, Bryan Edward Hill
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, February 26th, 2010

Usagi Yojimbo #126

A stand-alone issue in which Usagi contends with two problematic hosts, each dangerous in their own way.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, February 26th, 2010

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #13

Mike Norton joins Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, bringing a style that is all kinds of comic book cool. Readers needing a SHAZAM! fix really should check this out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, February 26th, 2010

Buck Rogers #9

Wilma Deering's in trouble, and this series has some fun with it.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Carlos Rafael
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, February 26th, 2010

Ultimate Enemy #2

Halfway through the mini-series, "Ultimate Enemy" needs to pick up the pace.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 25th, 2010

X-Factor #202

"X-Factor" finishes up its first storyline post-renumbering, and it's a fun conclusion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Bing Cansino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 25th, 2010

Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #1

An entertaining first issue that’s short on plot, but bold and daring in its style.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Raulo Caceres
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, February 25th, 2010

Black Lantern Green Arrow #30

Expanding on the occurrences in "Blackest Night," this issue gives us a peek into the inner workings of a Black Lantern.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. T. Krul
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 25th, 2010

Fantastic Four #576

The Fantastic Four go on a nearly-silent undersea adventure in another excellent installment of the Hickman/Eaglesham run.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, February 25th, 2010

Blackest Night #7

The White Lantern is revealed here. All will be well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 25th, 2010

Avengers: The Initiative #33

The events of "Siege" #2 are seen from a different perspective, and the Hood takes a hit.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, February 24th, 2010

Dark Wolverine #83

Come on, you didn’t really think Daken killed Norman Osborn at the end of last issue. The explanation for what happened is actually pretty clever and doesn’t feel like a cheat.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Onofrio Catacchio
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, February 24th, 2010

Irredeemable #11

Bette Noir reveals her past with the Plutonian and we learn the truth about why his first foster family gave the Plutonian up as a child. There’s so much going on that there’s simply not enough pages to contain it all.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Diego Barreto, Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, February 24th, 2010

Spider-Man: The Clone Saga #6

The reimagining of the Spider-Clone Saga reaches its action-packed conclusion with one Osborn back from the dead, another cloned, and two Spider-Men on the receiving end of some violence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco, Howard Mackie
Artists:
Todd Nauck, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, February 24th, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #622

Morbius and Flash Thompson offer Spider-Man a break from the deluge of foes he's faced recently. Yes, Morbius and Flash Thompson.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Greg Weisman
Artists:
Joe Quinones, Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 24th, 2010

Nation X #3

It's the strongest issue of "Nation X" to date, but it's a shame it isn't great instead of just good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chuck Kim, Grace Randolph, Chris Yost, Corey Lewis
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta, James Harrren, Karl Moline, Corey Lewis, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, February 23rd, 2010

X-Force #24

Selene is ascending to power; She has the knife she needed and also has Warpath as her prisoner. She knows the X-Men will come to claim him, and wouldn't have it any other way.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, February 23rd, 2010

Secret Warriors #13

Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli continue to provide solid entertainment. Also, water is wet.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, February 23rd, 2010

The Marvels Project #6

Steve Epting and Dave Stewart deliver some of the best art you’re likely to find in a comic this week.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, February 23rd, 2010

Thor #607

Ragnarok and roll is the name of the game here

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rich Elson, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, February 23rd, 2010

Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas #2

Giant-Man versus Gorilla Man equals Giant-Gorilla-Man! This issue has that to offer, as well as more of Jeff Parker's wit, accompanied by Gabriel Hardman's awesome art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Scott Kurtz
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Zach Howard, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, February 21st, 2010

Guardians of the Galaxy #23

Sometimes, "everything you know is wrong" can actually be right.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Wes Craig, Serge Lapointe
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, February 21st, 2010

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #6

As a conclusion to both this mini-series and "Marvels" in general, it was worth the wait.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern
Artists:
Jay Anacleto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, February 21st, 2010

Doomwar #1

T’Challa recruits the X-Men in his fight against Doom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Scott Eaton, Andy Lanning, Robert Campanella
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, February 21st, 2010

Superman/Batman #69

The plot picks up as Bruce Wayne meets Anderson Gaines and the World’s Finest discover the threat from the old Kryptonian spaceship.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, February 21st, 2010
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