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Nova #1

"Nova" #1 has Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness introduce both an older Nova Corps member and his (presumed) heir apparent, but while it looks great, it's also a little slow-paced.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 19th, 2013

Avengers #3

"Avengers" #3 wraps up Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena's debut story on the title, and while the conclusion feels a bit sudden, there's enough to like here to easily maintain readers' interest.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

AvX: Consequences #5

Kieron Gillen and Gabriel Hernandez Walta wrap up "AvX: Consequences" #5 on a strong and definitive note; as an epilogue mini-series goes, this one should be used as a model for others to follow.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 8th, 2012

AvX: Consequences #3

In Kieron Gillen and Scot Eaton's "AvX: Consequences" #3, readers go deep into the mind of Scott Summers following the "Avengers vs. X-Men" event. Gillen widens the focus beyond just Cyclops, bringing in other major players throug

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
October 29th, 2012

Marvel NOW! Point One #1

With stories created by comic talents like Jamie McKelvie, Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, and Ed McGuiness, "Marvel NOW! Point One" #1 features some fun stories with characters like Loki, Ant-Man, Star-Lord and Nova.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Luke Ross, Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton, Michael Allred, Ed McGuiness, Dexter Vines, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 19th, 2012

Uncanny Avengers #1

"Uncanny Avengers" #1 by Rick Remender and John Cassaday presents an impressive first installment about the newest team of Avengers to form following "Avengers Vs. X-Men."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 10th, 2012

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13

This is the first time Brian Michael Bendis' "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" feels like it belongs to the Ultimate Universe, but Bendis but ties it together effortlessly, keeping the soul of Miles Morales' book intact.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Marquez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 6th, 2012

Daredevil #11

"The Omega Effect" wraps up in the least-interestingly way possible.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 26th, 2012

The Punisher #10

The Omega Drive is something everyone wants. Daredevil has it and the Punisher is trying really hard to play nice.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 20th, 2012

X-Men #21

The X-Men security team faces off against Sentinels with special guest War Machine.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 16th, 2011

Incredible Hulks #635

One last time, with feeling: HULK SMASH!!!! Greg Pak leaves the book on a high note, with artist Paul Pelletier.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2011

Secret Avengers #14

A Valkyrie origin story strangely wrapped up in the middle of a "Fear Itself" tie-in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jamie Mendoza, Rick Ketcham
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 23rd, 2011

Secret Avengers #13

"Secret Avengers" takes on the siege of Washington DC, and coincidences aside, it's a fun story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza, Rick Ketcham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 26th, 2011

Captain America: Hail HYDRA! #5

HYDRA never stood a chance when written this generically. For shame.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Graham Nolan
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 6th, 2011

Captain America: Hail HYDRA! #2

Cap punches zombie-Bucky in the face. That’s a metaphor for the quality of this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Tom Scioli
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 5th, 2011

Captain America: Hail HYDRA! #1

Just like the old serials before your favorite talkies, Cap and Bucky face off against HYDRA goons in rootin’ tootin’ smash-‘em- up fights. Enjoy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 7th, 2011

X-Men #4

This is the part of the story where we wonder why, exactly, it needed to be six issues long.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 17th, 2010

X-Men #3

"X-Men" is serving up a solid little story that fits well with Fraction and Carey's X-Books.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2010

X-Men #2

The united vampire factions continue their assault on the X-Men, as Blade enters the fray.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 16th, 2010

X-Men: Second Coming #2

This final issue of "Second Coming" is mostly epilogue, but it also sets up new status quos for most of the main mutant titles.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells, Mike Carey, Craig Kyle, Chris Yost, Matt Fraction
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Esad Ribic, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2010

X-Force #28

X-Force make it back to the present, and Hope’s powers finally emerge.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
Mike Choi
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 12th, 2010

X-Men #1

The latest "X-Men" #1 has a perfectly reasonable opening, aside from playing coy about the word "vampire."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 8th, 2010

New Mutants #14

"Second Coming" lumbers towards its conclusion at a reasonable pace, and for a change without a high body count.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Lan Medina, Nathan Fox
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 18th, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #525

X-Force arrives in the future while Cyclops finds himself at odds with Hope.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 13th, 2010

X-Force #27

Ten pages of punching manages to feel dull, somehow, but the second half has some pep to it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
Mike Choi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 26th, 2010

X-Men Legacy #236

"Second Coming" enters its second half, but it feels like a story that's losing a bit of steam.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 22nd, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #524

Everything comes screeching to a halt in the latest "Second Coming" chapter, and it's a moment that might have gone over a bit later.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 6th, 2010

Thunderbolts #143

The Siege of Asgard nears its end, as does the Thunderbolts as we currently know them.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 30th, 2010

Iron Man 2: Public Identity #1

Bridging the gap between “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” Tony Stark deals with the fall-out of revealing he’s Iron Man to the world.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey, Justin Theroux
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Ron Lim, Tom Palmer, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 28th, 2010

X-Force #26

An X-Man dies and it feels like a cheap stunt! Is anyone surprised?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
Mike Choi
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 28th, 2010

X-Men Legacy #235

"Second Coming" raises the stakes and kills another good guy, while still making it feel like things are just now heating up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Greg Land
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 22nd, 2010

New Mutants #12

The New Mutants attack The Right while the Alpha Team continue tracking Cable and Hope.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 19th, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #523

The Alpha Team catch up with Cable and Hope, but so does the Sapien League.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 12th, 2010

X-Men: Second Coming #1

The next big X-Men event is here and, while the issue has good character work, the plot is lacking and doesn’t feel like the beginning of an event.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
David Finch, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 31st, 2010

Thunderbolts #142

The Thunderbolts -- Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts -- are on a quest in the realm of Asgard. This quest, of course, leads to trouble.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Wellington Alves, Nelson Pereira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 24th, 2010

Thunderbolts #141

The first “Siege” tie-in issue of “Thunderbolts” has the team sent on a mission to steal the Spear of Odin for Norman Osborn, but internal problems may prevent it from being a successful mission.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 27th, 2010

Black Widow: Deadly Origin #4

Marvel's overpriced adventures of Natasha Romanova conclude here, light on the surprises. After all, there's an ongoing "Black Widow" series coming up, doncha know?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, John Paul Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 18th, 2010

Siege: Embedded #2

This companion mini-series for "Siege" ties nicely into the main series, not just drafting off of it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
February 9th, 2010

X-Men Legacy #232

Nothing really progresses in the latest issue of "X-Men: Legacy," but as an extended series of fight and chase scenes it's not bad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Clay Mann, Danny Miki, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 26th, 2010

X-Men Origins Cyclops #1

This Cyclops origin turns out to be a well-told little story, with some surprisingly nice art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Jesse Delperdang, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 12th, 2010

Siege: Embedded #1

A promising first issue that fails to deliver compelling or entertaining writing, but Chris Samnee’s art is gorgeous and almost worth the four dollar admission.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 5th, 2010

X-Men Legacy #231

"X-Necrosha" finally hits "X-Men: Legacy," and Mike Carey's book is perfectly suited to looking at those deceased mutants of the past.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Clay Mann, Danny Miki, Allen Martinez, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 27th, 2009

Black Widow: Deadly Origin #2

"Black Widow: Deadly Origin" mixes the past and present together, but for those who read closely, you'll be well rewarded.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Tom Raney, John Paul Leon, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 10th, 2009

Incredible Hercules #138

"MAMATHOOOOOM!" With some of the best onomatopoeia in comics today, the thunder rolls across the heavenly pages of "Incredible Hercules".

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 24th, 2009

Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1

Marvel gives the adoring public a chance to catch up with the Black Widow as the character is poised to ascend to the silver screen in the highly anticipated "Iron Man" sequel. This book might have been better served as a complete recapture of t

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, John Paul Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 10th, 2009

The Amazing Spider-Man #610

Who would have thought referencing the Clone Saga would result in a convoluted plot?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Marco Checchetto, Luke Ross, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 10th, 2009

Assault on New Olympus #1

Marvel's other big story begins right here. While "Dark Reign" thunders on, a story with great characters and lasting repercussions is brewing right here. All that plus a full day's supply of "Agents of Atlas."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 8th, 2009

Dark Reign: The Cabal #1

Readers get a chance to see what members of Osborn’s “Cabal” do when they’re not in one of his meetings.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, Peter Milligan
Artists:
Adi Granov, Daniel Acuna, Max Fiumara, Carmen Di Giandemenico, Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 2nd, 2009

Agents of Atlas #3

"Agents of Atlas" tells stories set in both the past and the present in a strong manner, but you can't help but wish that it would just stick with one or the other.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 6th, 2009

Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1

Sixteen excellent pages and a lot of filler for your hard-earned $3.99.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Adi Granov
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 30th, 2008
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