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The Stand: Captain Trips #3

Sat, November 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

"The Stand" might be moving slowly, but it's a great dramatization of what makes Kings' novels so great: the characterization.

Gears Of War #2

Sat, November 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

Liam Sharp's artwork is the draw for this video game tie-in comic, written by Joshua Ortega, who scripted the game's sequel.

Final Crisis: Resist #1

Mon, November 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Ryan Sook's art is a big attraction for this "Final Crisis" tie-in, which sheds light on Checkmate's role in the missing month.

Final Crisis #4

Wed, October 22nd, 2008 | Category: Review

"Final Crisis" is hampered by its scheduling, but Grant Morrison's deeply dark storyline is operatic and epic in scope and impact.

Trinity #18

Mon, October 6th, 2008 | Category: Review

Trinity's second act begins on a high note, as a DC world without Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman takes shape.

Batman #680

Wed, October 1st, 2008 | Category: Review

"Batman R.I.P." is nearing its end, and this issue leaves everything in the air. Does it even make sense?

All Star Superman #12

Thu, September 18th, 2008 | Category: Review

The final issue of the Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's epic "All Star Superman" has arrived. Did it end as well as it began?

Green Lantern Corps #28

Mon, September 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

A potentially tense and dramatic storyline is cut short and crammed into just two issues.

100 Bullets #95

Mon, September 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

As "100 Bullets" draws closer to its end, its creators continue to surprise with stories that are a little less grandiose than you might expect.

The Stand: Captain Trips #1

Sun, September 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

"The Stand" is an interesting choice of King novels to adapt to comics, but the creative team does a good job using the medium to their advantage, with the exception of the mixed case lettering.

Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #1

Sun, August 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

George Perez draws not one, not two, but THREE Legions. And Geoff Johns writes a pretty nifty story.

Batman #679

Fri, August 15th, 2008 | Category: Review

Morrison's "Batman" run is heading into the homestretch, with plenty of weird but fascinating pieces put into position.

Halo: Uprising #3

Thu, August 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Halo: Uprising" adds a new twist to the Halo universe, with a surprisingly moving and authentic piece of storytelling work. Bendis and Maleev play to their strengths here.

Secret Invasion #5

Thu, August 14th, 2008 | Category: Review

We check in with our second review of this week's big release, "Secret Invasion" #5.

Final Crisis #3

Wed, August 6th, 2008 | Category: Review

"Final Crisis" kicks into high gear, and Morrison and Jones create a new kind of universe-wide crossover event.

The Apocalipstix Volume 1

Thu, July 24th, 2008 | Category: Review

A rock and roll band at the end of the world is a high concept that pays off handsomely in this new Oni graphic novel.

Secret Invasion #4

Thu, July 10th, 2008 | Category: Review

Hellboy: Darkness Calls

Thu, June 26th, 2008 | Category: Review

The latest "Hellboy" collection from Mignola and Fegredo continues the evolution of the character, and Mignola's interest in folklore.

Ghost Rider #24

Wed, June 25th, 2008 | Category: Review

Ghost Rider has shifted style, but Jason Aaron's storyline maintains its focus and its entertaining tone.

Final Crisis #2

Wed, June 25th, 2008 | Category: Review

The second issue of one of the most talked about series in ages is out. What's the verdict? CBR's Benjamin Birdie is excited about what he's seen.