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.
"Lazarus" heads home while "Memetic" changed the rules of warfare, Hobgoblin's got a new line of work and the origin of Cybertron's Primes is revealed.
James Howlett's "death" headlines a week of unfavorable periodicals as Miles Morales gets his banter on, and Red Sonja squares off against lightsabers. Wait, what?
"Astro City" dazzles with its sheer mastery of the form, "Batgirl" goes full-on millennial and a new Image book has an amazing take on fantasy and loss.
Nothing was really great or terrible, though "Concrete Park" tried, Victor Von Doom got sweet revenge and "Gotham Academy" tries to make teen angst work.
Loki, Transformers, and Red Sonja all swung and missed, while "Saga" has a rare issue where it's just good and not amazing.
A group of giant robots find far more emotional resonance than you would likely expect while asking questions they didn't want answers to.
This week, Hyperion finds his place in the world, a college rivalry goes horribly awry and a girl raised by a cult becomes somebody making her own decisions.
A fascinating trip in experimental storytelling, time traveling Hunter Rose, a prison world with entertainment veterans guiding the way & madness meets NASA.
A Top Cow Pilot Season winner delivers a simply stunning finale, Megatron investigates and Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples show how things fall apart.
A city under siege, complex plans for firefights and fury, traps being sprung and old business returning to get settled make for a winning week of comics.
Strong showings from one of Valiant's odd couples and a solid debut from "Midnight Tiger" lead off a week that wins so big, there was nothing terrible. How about that?
Things don't go well with no new comic shining brightly enough that it demands Hannibal's hard-earned dollars.
A talented indie steps up, writer Felipe Smith defines heroism and Jimmie Robinson sings his murderous swan song in a winning week of comics!
Despite "Saga" continuing its epic run, other titles embarrassed and befuddled while a mountain of 'meh' preceded Nerdi Gras.
Bobby DaCosta and Sam Guthrie are having a whole lot of fun, and fairy tale sisters stand ready to rumble while She-Hulk falls down on the job.
Megatron gets trapped in a locked door mystery while Joshua Hale Fialkov takes us down a path less traveled in "Life After."
Matt Murdock heads cross country, Death settles the score and brothers find answers they need in a week that overcomes even Rocket Raccoon's cliched misstep.
A winning week shows characters wishing for more than they have and struggling with how to get it while Dr. Strange inexplicably struggles against a demon.
Three jumps make it a good week as the newest Gillen/McKelvie joint illuminates and Darth Maul strikes back, even while a Vertigo mainstay misses a step.
Busiek and Anderson challenge your brain in a chronologically complex tale of passion and possibility while a solar system stands poised on the brink of war.