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X-Force #2

Si Spurrier and Rock-He Kim's "X-Force" #2 has Cable lecturing the other mutant teams, but unfortunately that stiff, slightly-stilted feeling doesn't go away even once the communications are shut off.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Si Spurrier
Artists:
Rock-He Kim
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 14th, 2014

Moon Knight #1

The All-New Marvel NOW! debut of the servant of Khonshu makes for some fabulously entertaining reading in "Moon Knight" #1 from Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire and Chris Eliopoulos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 5th, 2014

Hunger #4

"Hunger" #4 by Joshua Hale Fialov and Leonard Kirk concludes the miniseries that brings Galactus to the Ultimate Universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 21st, 2013

Hunger #3

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Leonard Kirk bring Galactus to the Ultimate Universe's Hala in "Hunger" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2013

Captain America: Living Legend #1

In "Captain America: Living Legend" #1, Cap only looks the part thanks to Granov's bold and life-like illustrations. Granov and Andy Diggle's story, with its flat dialogue and lack of any real punch, does little to showcase Cap as much

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle, Adi Granov
Artists:
Adi Granov
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 3rd, 2013

Hunger #2

Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov takes a grandiose notion and makes it mundane in "Hunger" #2, and although artist Leonard Kirk makes it look grand in spots, the issue is largely an emotionless piece of an under-realized idea.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 7th, 2013

The Hunger #1

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Leonard Kirk deliver a comic both intimate and epic with "Hunger" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 25th, 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy #4

"Guardians of the Galaxy" #4 gives the space-faring crew a bit of downtime while Sara Pichelli settles into the artist's chair. "Downtime" for this crew still involves plenty of punching, kicking and blaster-shooting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 1st, 2013

Age of Ultron #5

"Age of Ultron" #5 is full of talking with intermittent doses of action from Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 11th, 2013

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
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