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The Unwritten #18

Carey and Gross prove that yes, books about books can be creepy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 14th, 2010

Thor #616

"Thor" is gorgeous and intriguing, but also moving at a snail's pace.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Pasqual Ferry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 14th, 2010

Tiny Titans/Little Archie #1

Aw yeah, Riverdale!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani
Artists:
Art Baltazar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, October 13th, 2010

Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1

Because you, the reader demanded more “Blackest Night,” here’s more “Blackest Night.” Or maybe DC just figured out we’d buy more “Blackest Night.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Pete Tomasi, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, J. T. Krul, Jeremy Love, Ethan Van Sciver
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Sandra Hope, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Jason Fabok, Ryan Winn, Ed Benes, Brett Booth, Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, October 13th, 2010

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5

He’s been a caveman, a pilgrim, a pirate, and a cowboy, but, now, Bruce Wayne is a detective. As you can imagine, it’s an easy fit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Ryan Sook, Pere Pérez, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, October 13th, 2010

Green Lantern #58

It's a lot of set-up, but at least it's entertaining set-up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 13th, 2010

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #3

"Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" is really just a "Green Lantern Corps" with another title, but missing half of its cast.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 13th, 2010

Warlord of Mars #1

For those who have never read a "John Carter of Mars" story before, some of "Warlord of Mars" will be rather surprising.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Artists:
Stephen Sadowski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 13th, 2010

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #5

It all blows up here as Hawkeye and Mockingbird literally try to exorcise the curse of the Phantom Rider from their relationship.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
David López, Alvaro López
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, October 12th, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #1

Wolverine reassembles X-Force when some disturbing news about one of the X-Men’s oldest foes arrives

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, October 11th, 2010

Shadowland: Spider-Man #1

Spider-Man and Shang Chi take time out to halt Mr. Negative’s gangland advances.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Paulo Siqueira, Santos and Paris
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, October 11th, 2010

Sweet Tooth #14

"Sweet Tooth" continues to develop quite a strong bite.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, October 11th, 2010

Taskmaster #2

Fred Van Lente strikes again with a fantastic re-invention of an old villain.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Jefte Palo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, October 11th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #11

The final installment of the JSA second feature wraps up here as does the four part feature tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 11th, 2010

R.E.B.E.L.S. #21

The Regular Everyday Bastiches Endin’ Lantern Supremacy are here. That’s right, the acronym has been defined.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 11th, 2010

American Vampire #7

Chief McCogan is an onion, with layers, and the smell of blood in Las Vegas makes eyes water.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, October 8th, 2010

S.H.I.E.L.D. #4

Da Vinci becomes a midwife to the stars and Nostradamus is laying some foundations for the future.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, October 8th, 2010

Greek Street #16

The final issue of “Greek Street” acts as a microcosm for the series, offering an end, but not resolution or satisfaction.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, October 8th, 2010

Batman: Odyssey #4

Batman is pushed too far and may just have to kill someone.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neal Adams
Artists:
Neal Adams, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, October 8th, 2010

Fantastic Four in …¡Ataque Del M.O.D.O.K.! #1

There are talking monkeys in A.I.M. suits and a Puerto Rican hero emerges.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom Beland
Artists:
Juan Doe
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, October 8th, 2010

Chaos War #1

“He was the whole universe before the beginning of everything and he longs to return to that condition.” So speaks Hercules. And people listen. After they get done snickering.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer, Reilly Brown, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, October 8th, 2010

Freedom Fighters #2

Renegades vs. Freedom Fighters and your ringside seat is right here.

Publisher:
Cartoon Books
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, October 8th, 2010

Brightest Day #11

The cover promises the return of the Black Lanterns. The interior pages deliver.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Scott Clark, Joe Prado, Patrick Gleason, Oclair Albert, David Beaty, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 7th, 2010

iZombie #6

This "iZombie" side story is slightly predictable, but still enjoyable.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 7th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Thor #1

Finally, the history of Ultimate Thor is revealed!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, October 7th, 2010

DeadpoolMAX #1

Deadpool goes ‘mature readers’ with swearing, excessive violence, nudity (both male and female), and... well, that’s about it.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Kyle Baker
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, October 7th, 2010

Lone Ranger #24

Cavendish and the Lone Ranger come face-to-face (or fist-to-face) and Tonto goes home.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brett Matthews
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 7th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #37

As "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" lurches towards its conclusion, it feels a little uneven.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon, Scott Allie
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 6th, 2010

Incorruptible #10

"Incorruptible" has a streak of gold at its core.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Horacio Domingues, Juan Castro, Michael Babinski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 6th, 2010

Avengers Academy #5

A guest artist plus a spotlight on the least interesting member of "Avengers Academy" results in a good, not great issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 6th, 2010

Pilot Season: Crosshair #1

Justin Weller, a former black ops soldier, is brought out of retirement to kill the president against his will in this action-packed conspiracy thriller.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Katz
Artists:
Allan Jefferson, Jordi Terragona
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, October 6th, 2010

The Boys #47

The moment that readers of “The Boys” have feared finally arrives. Hughie and Annie have the conversation that will break your heart.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, October 6th, 2010

Ryder On The Storm #1

This neo-steampunk horror show has a pulp heart, a literate brain, and a very interesting look.

Publisher:
Radical Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Wayne Nichols
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, October 6th, 2010

Time Masters: Vanishing Point #3

The Search for Batman continues its side trip through the backroads of time as only a trip directed by Time Masters could do.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 4th, 2010

Bullet to the Head #4

A killer and a cop see that maybe they’re not on opposite sides like they thought when their partners are killed.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matz
Artists:
Colin Wilson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, October 4th, 2010

Valkyrie #1

Valkyrie wakes up in the body of a recently-murdered woman.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Bryan JL Glass
Artists:
Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, October 4th, 2010

Captain America #610

Zemo’s plans finally reach their conclusion in the Channel Islands.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Butch Guice, Rick Magyar, David Baldeon
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, October 4th, 2010

Green Arrow #4

The Martian Manhunter is killing the forest, because... uh... because. That’s why.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, October 3rd, 2010

Artifacts #2

This issue has almost as many variant cover options as it does interior story pages. You can’t judge a book by its cover though. This one has awesome inside.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Michael Broussard, Rick Basaldua, Joe Weems, Sal Regla, Dulce Brassea, Dale Keown
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, October 3rd, 2010

Secret Warriors #20

A rushed opening and so-so art is not a good beginning to the end run on "Secret Warriors."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Mirko ColakDave Lanphear
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, October 1st, 2010
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