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Green Lantern #52

This issue is being billed as the penultimate chapter to "Blackest Night." I kinda thought that designation was fulfilled with "Blackest Night" #7, but I guess not. Semantics.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Rebecca Buchman, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 24th, 2010

Nemesis #1

Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's "Nemesis" is, unfortunately, something we've all seen before.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve McNiven
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 24th, 2010

WWE Heroes #1

The battle for the title of "Worst Comic of the Year" begins here.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Keith Champagne
Artists:
Andy Smith
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 23rd, 2010

New Avengers #63

Bendis gives us two parallel relationship stories with plenty of superhero action, and Mike McKone shows up to party in style.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, March 23rd, 2010

Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way #2

The second issue of this two-issue series gives another six stories with six young artists found by C.B. Cebulski.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier, Kevin Grevioux, Peter David, Mike Carey, Jonathan Hickman, Frank Tieri
Artists:
Stephen Thompson, Roland Paris, Thomas Labourot, Tommaso Bennato, Vincente Cifuentes, Shaun Turnbull, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, March 23rd, 2010

Spider-Woman #7

The series concludes with its first arc, but it has looked great for seven issues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, March 22nd, 2010

X-23 #1

X-23 is treated to a reunion with her co-stars from "NYX" and they meet one of her new co-stars. It's not as compelling as it sounds here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Filipe Andrade, Nuno Alves, Jay Leisten, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 22nd, 2010

Nation X #4

For whatever reason, the "Nation X" anthology mini-series just didn't seem to work out as well as past anthology attempts.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Ivan Brandon, Joe Caramagna
Artists:
Michael Allred, Harvey Tolibao, Rael Lyra, Mark Morales, Niko Henrichon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 22nd, 2010

Avengers vs. Atlas #3

Hardman's a fine artist and Parker brings a gentle humor to the in-between-fights scenes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Paul Cornell
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, March 22nd, 2010

X-Factor Forever #1

The original X-Factor return, as if they’d never been away.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Dan Panosian
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 22nd, 2010

X-Men Legacy #234

Rogue spends an eventful day off with the power of telepathy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Yanick Paquette, Michael Lacombe
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 22nd, 2010

Green Hornet: Year One #1

The origin of the Green Hornet and Kato, as told by Wagner and Campbell.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, March 21st, 2010

The Shield #7

This is a comic that looks far better than it reads. But it might be worth buying just for the gorgeous artwork.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Mick Gray, Michael Avon Oeming
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, March 21st, 2010

Booster Gold #30

"Booster Gold" continues, month after month, being a solid old-school superhero comic, thanks to Dan Jurgens.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Jerry Ordway
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, March 21st, 2010

Batman #697

Black Mask is revealed, but it's actually the least interesting thing about Tony Daniel's "Batman" run to date.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Daniel
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 20th, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #608

When is a conclusion not a conclusion? When it's really just the first half of another story, unfortunately.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Harrison Wilcox
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Ryan Stegman, Tom Palmer, Crimelab Studios
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 20th, 2010

Wolverine Origins #45

Wolverine takes an unorthodox approach to the Romulus problem, as Way and Braithwaite deliver some solid superhero action.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Dougie Braithwaite, Bill Reinhold, Mike Manley
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, March 20th, 2010

A-Team: War Stories: Hannibal #1

While I love it when a plan comes together, this comic could have used a bit more of a plan.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chuck Dixon, Erik Burnham
Artists:
Hugo Petrus
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, March 20th, 2010

Battlefields: The Firefly and His Majesty #4

The beginning of a new story, a sequel to “The Tankies” has a small German unit fighting in the dying days of the war with a superior tank.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Carlos Ezquerra, Hector Ezquerra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 18th, 2010

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #6

Moon Knight vs. Bushman again for the bajillionth time. This time, however, Khonshu is in Moon Knight's corner, calling for him to bite off Bushman's face.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Jerome Opeña, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 18th, 2010

Dark Avengers #15

Bullseye and the Sentry’s wife are alone in a plane over the Atlantic Ocean. I don’t think Bob’s going to be too happy about that.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 18th, 2010

Nova #35

The conclusion to the Sphinx storyarc is an average read with little style or pop.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Mahmud A. Asrar, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 18th, 2010

Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #5

Gladiator finally joins the Imperial Guard in battle. I’m thinking those crazy Lovecraftian X-Monsters are going to not like that.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Kevin Walker
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, March 18th, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #625

Spidey may have had trouble with one Rhino before, now it's Rhino vs. Rhino in a winner take all battle.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Max Fiumara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 18th, 2010

The Brave and the Bold #32

JMS continues to play in the DC Universe sandbox. Here he dusts off some fan favorites for a really unusual team-up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 17th, 2010

Doomwar #2

"Doomwar" is nowhere near as entertaining as "Siege," but then again, it doesn't set out to be. This is a story that plays from the shadows and foxholes of war.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Andy Lanning, Robert Campanella
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 17th, 2010

Green Lantern Corps #46

"Green Lantern Corps" is normally a little more even than this issue, which (no pun intended) runs all over the emotional spectrum.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 17th, 2010

Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #1

I blame everyone who didn't buy "The Incredible Hercules" for its cancellation and this resulting mini-series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti, Reilly Brown, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 17th, 2010

Hulk #21

Hulks rise, Hulks fall, Hulks smash. This one is mostly red Hulk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 17th, 2010

Guardians of the Galaxy #24

A somewhat padded issue where things slow down in the build to “The Thanos Imperative,” but still with plenty of entertainment to be found.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Wes Craig, Serge Lapointe
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, March 17th, 2010

Siege #3

As far as penultimate issues go, this one is intense: old favorites return, epic battles occur, and the last page is a doozy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, March 16th, 2010

American Vampire #1

A strong start to a new Vertigo series with a whole lot of bite. Yes, that's a vampire pun, and the comic is better than this blurb.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Stephen King
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Mon, March 15th, 2010

Dark X-Men #5

Nate Grey takes on Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin -- together?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 15th, 2010

Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way #1

Six up-and-coming artists showcase their skills in short stories written by some of Marvel’s top writers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim, Chris Yost, Stuart Moore, Mike Benson, Kathryn Immonen, Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Damion Hendricks, Mike Furth, Paul Davidson, Joe Suitor, Michele Bertilorenzi, Serena Ficca, Christian Nauck, Terry Austin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 15th, 2010

Daytripper #4

At the age of 41, Brás’s father dies just as his first child is about to be born. And this comic is excellent.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Artists:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, March 15th, 2010

Cable #24

Cable and Hope finally defeat Bishop and return to the present.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Alejandro Garza, Denys Cowan, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 15th, 2010

Action Comics #887

Nightwing and Flamebird fight their god, and I suppose someone might care. Maybe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, James Robinson
Artists:
Pere Perez, Cafu
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sun, March 14th, 2010

Punishermax #5

Wilson Fisk has two choices: save his son from getting his throat slit or become the Kingpin of crime in New York. Guess which option he chooses.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, March 14th, 2010

1,000 Comic Books You Must Read

This is Tony Isabella's personal reflection on the "1000 Comic Books You Must Read," and it is an interesting start to an idea that could really grow some legs.

Publisher:
Krause
Writer:
Tony Isabella
Artists:
Shawn Williams, Rachael Knier
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, March 14th, 2010

The Mystic Hands of Doctor Strange #1

This black and white one-shot sure is pretty, but none of the stories feel up to par.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen, Peter Milligan, Ted McKeever, Mike Carey
Artists:
Frazer Irving, Frank Brunner, Ted McKeever, Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, March 14th, 2010
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