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The Field #2

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ed Brisson deepens the gripping mystery of the amnesiac who awakened in his underwear in "The Field" #2, while Simon Roy and Simon Gough straightforwardly tell the story with some great and violent pulpy moments thrown in.

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #2

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kaare Andrews constructs a nicely told and beautifully drawn story featuring a big dragon and zombie cyber-ninjas, which is enough reason to pick up "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon" #2. Iron Fist makes it even better.

Amazing Spider-Man #1.1

Fri, May 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dan Slott and Ramón Pérez carefully mix classic elements with the modern day, and find some new storylines to explore regarding Peter Parker's early days as Spidey in "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.1, a worthwhile expansion of a classic origin.

New 52: Futures End #1

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Future's End" #1 is a somewhat bland and derivative take on the idea of a dark future, but a team of DC's most notable writers squeeze out a mildly interesting story that's impressively illustrated by Patrick Zircher.

V-Wars #1

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Jonathan Maberry has a cool vampires vs. humanity hook in "V-Wars" #1, but relies on clichés to execute it, while artist Alan Robinson provides adequate layouts but struggles with some basic artistic fundamentals.

Shadowman: End Times #1

Thu, May 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

It feels like the beginning of the end in Peter Milligan and Valentine De Landro's "Shadowman: End Times" #1. The slow and padded story is nevertheless an accessible and worthy enough introduction for new readers.

Southern Bastards #1

Wed, April 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

There's no southern hospitality here, as Jason Aaron and Jason Latour pretend that all the negative stereotypes in the Heart of Dixie are real in "Southern Bastards" #1.

Justice League #29

Mon, April 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

The newly reformed Metal Men don't get the exposure that was expected, but Cyborg's tense confrontation with Grid makes "Justice League" #29 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke a worthwhile chapter leading to the conclusion of "Forever

Hulk #1

Mon, April 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Waid spends too much time awkwardly introducing a new character that ends up saving Hulk's life, and Mark Bagley doesn't really get to apply his talents until late in the issue, where Waid manages to salvage "Hulk" #1.

The White Suits #3

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Frank Barbiere shifts and deepens the mystery in "The White Suits" #3, while Toby Cypress wields his color palette carefully to define this issue even more than his line art does in this wildly violent and strangely attractive issue.

Daredevil #1.50

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Daredevil" #1.50 throws one incredible fiftieth birthday bash for The Man Without Fear, with a trio of stories by Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Javier Rodriguez & more that pay a fun and emotional tribute to the character.

Unity #6

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Matt Kindt continues to make the case for a legitimate team book in the Valiant Universe, and the accessible "Unity" #6 is a worthy example. Competently and attractively drawn by Cafu, it's a worthwhile gateway comic.

Batman Eternal #1

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman Eternal" #1 is an impressive start to DC's new wave of weekly titles, as Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV team up to tell a tightly-paced, well-characterized story that's lavishly illustrated by Jason Fabok.

What If? Age of Ultron #1

Fri, April 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Joe Keatinge and Raffaele Ienco provide almost nothing of interest in "What If? Age of Ultron" #1, blowing through points of potential interest to get to a very dull story.

Aquaman and the Others #1

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

The King of Atlantis gets a second title leading a team in Dan Jurgens and Lan Medina's "Aquaman and the Others" #1, confidently beginning a simple but entertaining and nicely drawn story that contains just enough surprises.

'68: Rule of War #1

Wed, April 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

The zombie apocalypse is undead and well during the Vietnam War in "'68: Rule of War" #1 by Mark Kidwell and Jeff Zornow, with a new Frankenstein-esque sci-fi element that's intriguing but a bit underplayed in this issue.

Silver Surfer #1

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dan Slott and Michael Allred deliver a fun, introductory adventure in "Silver Surfer" #1, a story full of parallels and contrasts but more importantly, one with a Norrin Radd who's a little bit looser and even makes a funny now and then.

The Wake #7

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue their captivating exploration of a world overrun with terrifying sea creatures in "The Wake" #7, in a well-structured and beautifully illustrated story that respects its readers' intelligence.

Satellite Sam #7

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Matt Fraction develops the cast of characters, and their various sordid issues, in his fascinating and complex storyline while artist Howard Chaykin continues to master his sequential art skills in the superb "Satellite Sam" #7.

Archie #653

Wed, March 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

The Archies wrap up their world tour in "Archie" #653 by Dan Parent and Rich Koslowski, a fun and slightly-different romp full of camaraderie, shenanigans, and even a few life lessons snuck in.