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Thor the Mighty Avenger #3

Loki causes mischief that ruins Thor and Jane’s shopping trip, putting them at odds with Giant-Man and the Wasp! Vintage Marvel action!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 12th, 2010

Batgirl #13

Slowly but surely, "Batgirl" is pulling itself together into a respectable little book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 12th, 2010

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: New World #1

The B.P.R.D. gets a new subtitle and offers up a good jumping-on point for new readers.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Guy Davis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 11th, 2010

Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #3

Just as Cassie is making friends, some psycho killing people has to ruin it.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Daniel Leister, Mark Englert
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 11th, 2010

Morning Glories #1

Welcome to Morning Glory Academy, a prestigious prep school that stinks of weirdness and evil intentions. It’s also a very fun first issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 11th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #1

It’s vampire time for the Ultimate Avengers as Blade and a new Daredevil enter the picture.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve Dillon, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 11th, 2010

The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles #2

When Cthulhu calls, it calls collect.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Johanna Stokes, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Christopher Possenti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 11th, 2010

New Mutants Forever #1

I have to hand it to all parties involved: this feels like it came immediately after "New Mutants" #54.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Al Rio, Bob McLeod
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, August 10th, 2010

Shadowland #2

Daredevil’s friends stage an intervention while the Kingpin arrives in the shadows.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Tue, August 10th, 2010

Shadowland: Bullseye #1

Ben Urich is kidnapped and forced to cover Bullseye’s funeral.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Sean Chen, Sandau Florea
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Tue, August 10th, 2010

Sparta, U.S.A. #6

Spartans versus Nazis! Football versus... uh, Nazis! Godfrey McLaine versus the Maestro! It all ends here!

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Johnny Timmons
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, August 10th, 2010

iZombie #4

Zombies and ghosts and mummies! Oh my!

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, August 8th, 2010

Doom Patrol #13

The second year of “Doom Patrol” starts off with an issue dedicated to Rita Farr.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Ron Randall, John Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, August 8th, 2010

Secret Six #24

And now for something completely different.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, August 8th, 2010

Greek Street #14

“Ajax” ends on a cliché, but Werther Dell’Edera continues to provide some very good art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Werther Dell’Edera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, August 6th, 2010

Sweet Tooth #12

Presented with a paint-by-numbers cover, I couldn’t pass up this issue of “Sweet Tooth.” Oh yeah, it’s a standalone issue specifically designed to entice new readers. As if the paint-by-numbers cover didn’t give that away.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 6th, 2010

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #3

“A badass bear with a hammer” doesn’t quite measure up to a gun-toting gorilla, and this book doesn’t quite measure up to “Atlas.” It’s still a decent read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Gallaher
Artists:
Steve Ellis, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 6th, 2010

Iron Man Legacy #5

“War of the Iron Men” ends in this issue, with the introduction of a new hero, and the clearing of Tony Stark’s good name.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 6th, 2010

Hawkeye and Mockingbird #3

"Hawkeye & Mockingbird" is fun, but there's that niggling feeling that it could be better.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 6th, 2010

Supergod #4

Krishna has begun improving India through mass slaughter and the world responds. That’s not a good thing.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Garrie Gastonny, Rhoald Marcellius
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, August 6th, 2010

Spitfire #1

Spitfire gets her own one-shot as Paul Cornell picks up on some threads from the late, lamented “Captain Britain and MI:13.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Elena Casagrande
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 5th, 2010

Secret Warriors #18

I had to keep double-checking that the title of this comic is still "Secret Warriors" and not "S.H.I.E.L.D."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 5th, 2010

Magnus, Robot Fighter #1

“Blip-off-any-interference.” Sage advice delivered so very early in this issue. I just might follow that advice today.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jim Shooter, Russ Manning
Artists:
Bill Reinhold, Russ Manning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 5th, 2010

Doomwar #6

“Doomwar” is over. Give peace a chance.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Robert Campanella, Jaime Mendoza, David Meikis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 5th, 2010

Thor: The Rage of Thor #1

After his father and friends believed the false accusations that he murdered innocent people, Thor leaves Asgard and everything falls apart without him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, August 5th, 2010

Brightest Day #7

Hank Hall and Boston Brand sit down for cheeseburgers. Hilarity ensues. Or maybe not.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, Joe Prado, Vicente Cifuentes, David Beaty, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 4th, 2010

Batman: Odyssey #2

Farcical comedy or just bad comic? You decide!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neal Adams
Artists:
Neal Adams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 4th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #6

Ghost Rider versus Ghost Rider with the Avengers stuck in the middle. Action a’plenty here, folks!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Jason Paz, Edgar Tadeo, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 4th, 2010

Avengers Prime #2

The Nine Realms have been broken! Oh no! Why did you do that, Thor? Why?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 4th, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #639

With the wedding of Mary Jane and Peter prevented, how did they stay together? The explanation will surprise you! Well, maybe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Quesada, Stan Lee
Artists:
Paolo Rivera, Joe Quesada, Danny Miki, Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, August 4th, 2010

Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1

For those of us who didn't read the "Baltimore" novel, this mini-series starts off a bit slowly and predictably.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
Artists:
Ben Stenbeck
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 4th, 2010

Gorilla-Man #2

If the cover doesn’t sell you on this book, you got problems. It’s a freaking parachuting gorilla shooting guns!!! Marketing students everywhere, take note.

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

Uncanny X-Men #526

Hope goes looking for her biological parents, while the X-Men follow up on a new mutant emergence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Allan Heinberg
Artists:
Whilce Portacio, Olivier Coipel, Ed Tadeo, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 2nd, 2010

Wolverine: Origins #50

Wolverine comes to terms with his past, and meets Hope in a backup strip.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Will Conrad, Antonio Fuso
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 2nd, 2010

Franken-Castle #19

Rick Remender and Tony Moore top themselves on the latest issue of their Franken-Castle run.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tony Moore
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Mon, August 2nd, 2010

American Vampire #5

The first story arc of “American Vampire” comes to a chilling close, as not all loose ends get tucked or neatly trimmed off.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Stephen King
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 2nd, 2010

Time Bomb #1

Upon finding a mysterious underground location, first things first, don’t try to break in, especially if that mysterious subterranean establishment is a Nazi base of some kind.

Publisher:
Radical Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Paul Gulacy, Charles Yoakum
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 2nd, 2010

X-Men Legacy #238

"X-Men Legacy" heads off to India but there's more to this story than a love for the country's delicious cuisine.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Clay Mann, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, August 1st, 2010

Action Comics #891

One of the greatest sound effects in comics gets some play in this issue. That’s right, “PUNT” makes a daring return to print. And yes, it does have something to do with Lex Luthor.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Pete Woods, Cafu, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, August 1st, 2010

Pilot Season: Stellar #1

Robert Kirkman’s Top Cow “Pilot Season” experiment continues, this time with cool locations, hot ladies, alien monsters, and big action. At least Kirkman says that’s all in here. He’s mostly right.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, August 1st, 2010
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