Hannibal Tabu's long running review column THE BUY PILE may sometimes be brutal, possibly even without provocation, but it always shoots straight when taking a gander at the week's latest comics.
Jimmie Robinson's indie sensation heads home while Spidey goes traditional, an Autobot makes her mark and Larime Taylor's serial killer has a plan.
Kurt Busiek and Felipe Smith deliver fantastic new ideas as a magician par excellence and Marvel's new spirit of vengeance move towards becoming icons.
Loki steps between the cracks and Marc Spector gives you all the action you can handle while Hal Jordan, Quantum & Red Sonja give it a heck of a try.
The column's 9th anniversary at CBR sees Otto Parker fall down and a fan community again suffer an unfair, unprovoked attack, even as "Catwoman" shines.
Nothing bad meets nothing good enough to buy, though brave showings came in from "Witcher," "Daredevil," "Superman Unchained" and more.
Shockwave's plan becomes clear, Carol Danvers & Winged Victory show the boys how it's done, a vengeful Horseman chases fate and an unknown X-Man saves the day.
A witty, political new series from Max Bemis leads a winning week that had no truly bad comics and ambitious attempts from Warren Ellis, Mark Millar and more.
A winning week - barely - with good times for bad people from Image Comics while Aquaman goes to his high school reunion. Really.
Eisner favorites phoned it in and most of the week's other comics just kind of showed up for roll call without doing anything special.
The Mouse House of Ideas stepped up the game with a brilliant new take on Jennifer Walters and a mixture of mutants and corporate espionage that worked well.
A pair of lethal and determined women honed by science move past their opposition in a nearly effortless manner in a week that wins.
The fall of a Superior Spidey, Superman's moral dilemmas and British folly made it more than a chore to get through this week's stack.
Three comics make the jump, from Gotham City confessions to Cold War leftovers, plus an innovative new indie all beating out the the usual suspects.
As "Astro City" keeps hitting its stride and "Egos" steps up with bold new ideas, Thor, Otto Parker and "Grimm Fairy Tales" fail dramatically.
"Quantum and Woody" finds its footing as Natasha Romanov grapples with guilt. Only Benedict Cumberbatch manages to be a problem in a week that wins big.
Other than "Fables," the week's a wash with a mountain of "meh" in the middle, as the new year opens with talky Avengers & sappiness from Superman.
The newest crime foibles from the maker of "2 Guns" leads off the Kwanzaa week festivities as the biggest names from the Big Two are predictable.
Image dominates this week's purchases as Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples' space opera masterpiece and Larime Taylor's inviting psychodrama head home.
Busiek & Anderson retain their form, "Watson & Holmes" steps up and Boomerang turns out to be pretty entertaining, while other disappoint.
"Quantum and Woody" hits its stride and way too much happens for the Autobots and Decepticons, while "Spawn" spins a tale you don't wanna hear.