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The Twelve: Spearhead #1

“The Twelve” artist Chris Weston writes and draws this World War II tale featuring the Invaders.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Weston
Artists:
Chris Weston, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 11th, 2010

X-Men Forever #19

An uneasy blend of backward-looking styles and forward plot momentum.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Justice League: The Rise and Fall Special #1

Green Arrow's actions in "Justice League: Cry for Justice" come to light here, and the reaction is just what you'd expect. After all, there wouldn't be much of a story otherwise, right?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Mike Mayhew, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Vicente Cifuentes, Ruy José
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #2

The weekly run-up to “Deadpool Corps” continues with an issue spotlighting Kidpool and other child versions of X-characters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Whilce Portacio, Jamie Mendoza
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 10th, 2010

X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back! #2

A Pixie mini-series seemed to be an odd choice, but so far it's turned out to be an enticing read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #2

A young man with a taste for human flesh tries to break his dependency once and for all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, March 10th, 2010

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed #1

This comic has everything in it that you didn't know you were missing in comics – hippos, alligators, saber-toothed tigers, and Frog Thor! That's right, the Pet Avengers are back!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos
Artists:
Ig Guara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 9th, 2010

Wolverine Mr. X #1

Mr. X vs. Wolverine -- a whole lot of Wolverines -- and a strange twist near the end.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Paco Diaz, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 9th, 2010

Web of Spider-Man #6

"Web of Spider-Man" has been set up as an appetizer to the goings-on in "Amazing Spider-Man" with a side of "Spider-Girl" to cleanse the palette.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Tom DeFalco, Zeb Wells
Artists:
Jefte Palo, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Xurxo Penalta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 9th, 2010

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #3

With Disney's new "Alice in Wonderland" film hitting theaters this past weekend, now's a good time to reinvestigate the classic tale told through new means. Just don't be late.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Erica Awano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 9th, 2010

Robot 13 #3

Robots, gods, and monsters. What more could you ask for?

Publisher:
Blacklist
Writer:
Thomas Hall
Artists:
Daniel Bradford
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, March 8th, 2010

Ghost Projekt #1

There's a mystery here, maybe worth pursuing, but it's the art that makes this story more than palatable.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Steve Rolston
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, March 8th, 2010

Detective Comics #682

The second part of “Cutter” is mostly filler with good art, while the Question second feature is a lot of fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Jock, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 8th, 2010

Forgetless #3

The focus is on Sara, a model turned model/hitwoman with a disturbingly sexual crush on a late night talk show host. Comics are fun!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spence
Artists:
Scott Forbes, Marley Zarcone
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 8th, 2010

True Story, Swear to God #12

Tom Beland returns to Disney to marry Lily, but "where it all began" is not entirely what Tom remembered. And, yes, there are vows in this issue!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tom Beland
Artists:
Tom Beland
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Sun, March 7th, 2010

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #1

The Ultimates regroup in the aftermath of Ultimatum. Sort of.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Frank Cho
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Astro City: The Dark Age: Book Four #2

"Astro City: The Dark Age" rumbles towards its conclusion, and while it's nice to see things coming together, I wish it'd happened faster.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Punisher: Butterfly #1

A collection of clichés don't make a story entertaining, and at $4.99 even less so.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Valerie D'Orazio
Artists:
Laurence Campbell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Jonah Hex #53

Legend has it that when Billy Tucci agreed to draw an issue of "Jonah Hex," he requested there be a train and a "really hot chick." This issue's got them both, with Tucci on art, and Jonah Hex on guns.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Billy Tucci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, March 6th, 2010

Ultimate Avengers #5

Mark Millar kills babies, and pretty much everyone else. Or, the Red Skull does, at least.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Dexter Vines, Thomas Palmer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, March 6th, 2010

NOLA #4

The angel of death and destruction known as Nola winds her way through the final issue of this series, seeking retribution in a city deserving of it.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Chris Gorak, Pierluigi Cothran
Artists:
Damian Couceiro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, March 6th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #4

"JSA All-Stars" is already starting to feel a little tired, which isn't good when you're just hitting issue #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 5th, 2010

Sparta, U.S.A. #1

A small, secluded town that loves football a little too much is the focus of this odd comic that is surprising and entertaining.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Johnny Timmons
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, March 5th, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #33

Once you get past the reveal of Twilight this issue (spoiled months ago in the press), this issue is a mound of exposition.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brad Meltzer
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 5th, 2010

Underground #5

The adventure of a day comes to a close as Wesley Fischer and Seth Ridge continue their attempt to get out of the cave. No Bat- poles are going to help them with this.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Stephen King’s “N.” #1

The adaptation of Stephen King’s short story begins strongly with some great work by Marc Guggenheim and Alex Maleev.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Conan the Cimmerian #19

Murder, rape, exposition with a lot of strange proper nouns. Yes, it's a Conan comic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Timothy Truman
Artists:
Tomas Giorello
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Mighty Avengers #34

The Avengers know that Loki is posing as the Scarlet Witch and aim to do something about it, but Loki’s presence is required elsewhere (“Siege”), so don’t expect a satisfying resolution to that plot.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Andrew Currie, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 4th, 2010

Nemesis: The Imposters #1

This new Nemesis series doesn't make much more sense than the last one, but: The Joker!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Thu, March 4th, 2010

The Amazing Spider-Man #623

The newish Vulture returns, and Spidey swings around town, but it's Paul Azaceta's art that's the real star of this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Tom Peyer
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, March 3rd, 2010

Girl Comics #1

Marvel's "Girl Comics" is here, but it needs some more "oomph."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Colleen Coover, G. Willow Wilson, Trina Robbins, Valerie D'Orazio, Lucy Knisley, Robin Furth, Agnes Garbowska, Devin Grayson
Artists:
Colleen Coover, Ming Doyle, Stephanie Buscema, Nikki Cook, Sana Takeda, Lucy Knisley, Agnes Garbowska, Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 3rd, 2010

Age of the Reptiles: The Journey #3

The dinosaurs continue their trek over the river, through the woods and off to grandmother's house. OK, so maybe grandma wasn't born quite yet, but the river and woods are still in this book.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Ricardo Delgado
Artists:
Ricardo Delgado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 3rd, 2010

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
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