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Gorilla-Man #3

As Ken Hale says in this book, “Hey, don’t make me fling poo at you.” Buy this book. Read it. Enjoy it. Thank me later.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 3rd, 2010

Stumptown #4

This Stumptown PI plays whatever cards available to not get sucked into the contrail of this family’s case.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Matthew Southworth
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, September 3rd, 2010

Shadowland: Elektra #1

An ultraviolent ninja interlude that sets up but doesn’t knock down, though it does leave you about to topple.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, September 3rd, 2010

Deadpool: Wade Wilson’s War #4

Deadpool writes his own fan-fic and entertains himself with explosions and plenty of stock action tropes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jason Pearson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, September 3rd, 2010

Young Allies #4

The Bastards of Evil have kidnapped two members of the Young Allies and are going to execute them on live TV. Oh snap.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
David Baldeón, N. Bowling
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, September 3rd, 2010

JSA All-Stars #10

The latest "JSA All-Stars" is suffering from middle child syndrome. Or something like that.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 3rd, 2010

5 Days to Die #1

A cop and his family are in a car accident, leaving him with five days to live and a strong desire for revenge.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Andy Schmidt
Artists:
Chee
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 2nd, 2010

Shadowland #3

Daredevil attacks his friends and, worse yet, joins forces with his enemies.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Thu, September 2nd, 2010

Brightest Day #9

When even the other characters in the comic find the plot hard to swallow, something has gone wrong.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Rebecca Bachman, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 2nd, 2010

Scarlet #2

The art in "Scarlet" is beautiful, but I can't help but feel like we've read this story before.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 2nd, 2010

R.E.B.E.L.S. #20

Red Lantern rings and Brainiac and Lobo, oh my!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 2nd, 2010

Incorruptible #9

Max Damage has to go after the Plutonian’s ex-girlfriend to find out how the Diamond Gang got a copy of her unpublished autobiography.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Horacio Domingues, Juan Castro
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 1st, 2010

Avengers: The Children's Crusade #2

This issue features the secret origin of the Young Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Sort of.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Allan Heinberg
Artists:
Jim Cheung, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 1st, 2010

Freedom Fighters #1

They’re fighting for your freedom! Freedom Fighters! Sorry. I got carried away there and tried to make a theme song out of it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 1st, 2010

Green Hornet Annual #1

This annual expands on the scenes of issue three as Britt Reid, Jr. grieves for his father and looks to avenge his death.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Carlos Rafael, Michael Netzer, Josef Rubenstein
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 1st, 2010

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #3

"Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" #3 isn't as strong as the earlier issues, but even then it's still entertaining.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Jason Shawn Alexander, Katie Cook, Guy Davis, Nate Pride, David Petersen, Edgar Allan Poe
Artists:
Jason Shawn Alexander, Katie Cook, Guy Davis, Nate Pride, David Petersen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 1st, 2010

Thor: For Asgard #1

Ragnarök comes, but with Odin gone, Asgard is slowly crumbling from the inside and not even Thor can stop it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robert Rodi
Artists:
Simone Bianchi
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 1st, 2010

Scalped #40

Dash and Carol both try kicking, while Wade returns to the rez and has some fun with Red Crow.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
RM Guéra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, August 30th, 2010

X-Factor #208

Wolfsbane returns to town, Hela catches up with Pip, and Longshot and Darwin bring a pair of girls back to the office.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Emanuela Lupachino, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 30th, 2010

X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Storm and Gambit #1

Storm and Gambit attempt to steal the body of Dracula.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chuck Kim
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Wayne Faucher, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 30th, 2010

Guarding the Globe #1

I hate to say it, but the fake advertising campaign for "Guarding the Globe" was more amusing than the real thing.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Benito Cereno
Artists:
Ransom Getty, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, August 28th, 2010

Ani-Max #1

Meet Max, a young boy who gets a mysterious stone that allows him to take on animal traits. In this origin/pilot issue, he rescues his class from runaway animals at the zoo.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Jeevan Kang
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 28th, 2010

Justice League of America #48

The final installment of this year’s Justice League of America-Justice Society of America team-up ends with more than a little foreshadowing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund, Don Ho, Derek Fridolfs, Rich Perrotta, Pow Rodrix, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 27th, 2010

X-Men Legacy #239

The new "X-Men Legacy" story is one that you might enjoy more in theory than practice.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Clay Mann, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 27th, 2010

Star Wars: Blood Ties: Jango and Boba Fett #1

“Boba Fett? Where?!” Right here. Jango Fett, too.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Chris Scalf
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 27th, 2010

Namor: The First Mutant #1

Namor, like Aquaman, has never really found a way to sustain a title. All the more reason for Marvel to try to launch another volume now. With vampires.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Secret Warriors #19

“The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos” lives up to its name. Oh crap.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Captain America #609

Captain America and Baron Zemo come face to face. Better call a doctor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Butch Guice, Rick Magyar, Andrew Hennessey, Filipe Andrade
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Thor #613

Considering the title is just biding time until Matt Fraction and Pasqual Ferry arrive, "Thor" has been a pleasant read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Richard Elson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Outsiders #32

There's no nice way to say this: "Outsiders" is a big mess.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Philip Tan
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Muppet Show #9

Statler and Waldorf in love. (No, not with each other.) Need I say more?

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Curse of the Mutants: Blade #1

"Curse of the Mutants: Blade" isn't bad, but feels unnecessary.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Tim Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 26th, 2010

Punisher Max: Happy Ending #1

Another Punisher one-shot where the Punisher barely appears. Still, it’s a solid read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

"Legion of Super-Heroes" continues to provide good old-fashioned fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Francis Portela, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Batman #702

The truth behind the Omega Sanction revealed!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Wonder Woman #602

The all-new "Wonder Woman" is already proving to be a little dull, unfortunately.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Don Kramer, Eduardo Pansica, Jay Leisten, Michael Babinski, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 25th, 2010

The Avengers #4

The Avengers split up to handle threats in the future and the present, and neither group does much good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Superman/Batman #75

“Holy seventy-fifth issue, Batman!” Time for an extra-sized, extra-priced anniversary celebration.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz, Steven T. Seagle, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, J. T. Krul, Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Duncan Rouleau, Brian Azzarello, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Teddy Kristiansen, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, Francis Manapul, Jill Thompson, Shane Davis, Sandra Hope, Rafael Albuquerque, Duncan Rouleau, Lee Bermejo, David Finch, Scott Williams, Gene Ha
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Robocop #6

Nothing like a dose of “Robocop” to help modern-day metro-Detroiters realize things really aren’t that bad.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Unai Dezarate
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 25th, 2010

Shadowland: Power Man #1

During the events of Shadowland, a new hero calling himself “Power Man” arrives on the scene.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 23rd, 2010
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