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Astro City #11

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson give readers their take on the Doctor Strange and Wong archetypes in "Astro City" #11, and the end result is a charming story on what it means to be a sorcerer's assistant.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 14th, 2014

Fantastic Four #1

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk get things rolling in the All-New Marvel NOW! debut of Marvel's first family in "Fantastic Four" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 26th, 2014

Avengers #25

"Avengers" #25 addresses the incursions from Jonathan Hickman's master Avengers plan from a different point of view, as drawn by Salvador Larroca.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 27th, 2014

Astro City #8

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story about the takedown of Winged Victory continues in "Astro City" #8, and it feels like this story about female empowerment is poised to go somewhere interesting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 17th, 2014

Doc Savage #1

Doc Savage returns to comic book racks in "Doc Savage" #1 from writer Chris Roberson and artist Bilquis Evely.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Bilquis Evely
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 29th, 2013

Astro City #5

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson bring back the Broken Man in "Astro City" #5, but while this deliberately jumbled story of story fragments and new characters might not be to everyone's taste, it holds up well on a re-read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 9th, 2013

Astro City #3

"Astro City" #3 concludes the new series' first two-part story, where Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson remind us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2013

The Owl #1

"The Owl" #1 by J. T. Krul and artist Heubert Khan Michael is the latest public domain refresh from Dynamite Entertainment that delivers mystery with the mystery man.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Heubert Khan Michael
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2013

Astro City #1

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson debut their new "Astro City" #1, and it's a welcome return to this city of superheroes, even as a new narrative trick for the series is employed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 5th, 2013

Battlestar Galactica #1

"Battlestar Galactica" #1 from Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Cezar Razek takes fans back to the original show and plays with temporal weapons, but it won't give readers time back.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Cezar Razek
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 15th, 2013

Dream Thief #1

Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood's "Dream Thief" #1 has a great story structure, as we learn all about John Lincoln and his life in the first half, only to watch it all crumble in the second half once he encounters an Aboriginal mask.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 15th, 2013

Star Wars #4

Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda pack a lot of character moments and plot points into "Star Wars" #4, giving readers of every primary character something to enjoy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 15th, 2013

Star Wars #3

Relationships and allegiances take the spotlight thanks to the work of Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda in "Star Wars" #3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 13th, 2013

Star Wars #2

"Star Wars" #2 from Brian Wood and Carlos D'anda has Leia assemble her crack squad of fighters to find their spy while Han and Chewie escape the Imperials by fleeing to a location that seems crazy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 13th, 2013

Star Wars #1

Set shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star, "Star Wars" #1 by Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda delivers a very solid, incredibly fun read for fans of the original trilogy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 9th, 2013

The Shadow Special #1

In "The Shadow Special"#1, Scott Beatty and Roman Cliquet shine a light on the masked vigilante's dark past, when he went by the name Kent Allard during WWI.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Roman Cliquet
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 1st, 2013

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #4

Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman continue to chronicle the adventures of Dr. Zaius in "Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm" #4.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Artists:
Damian Couceiro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 7th, 2012

Masks #1

Other than the swanky Alex Ross art "Masks" #1 offers readers a solid story from Chris Roberson that features the Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, and a drawing of Zorro.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 30th, 2012

Ghost #1

Following the short stories in "Dark Horse Presents" (reprinted as "Ghost" #0), Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto hit the ground running with "Ghost" #1 as we learn more about our title character and start meeting villains.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 25th, 2012

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1

Steve Darnall, Alex Ross and Jonathan Lau revive Pete Morisi's "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt" at Dynamite Entertainment, but in the process stand to leave out what made the original property entertaining.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Steve Darnall, Alex Ross, Pete Morisi
Artists:
Jonathan Lau, Pete Morisi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 10th, 2012

The Spider #1

"The Spider" is exactly what you want to read. David Liss reintroduces this golden oldie with violent class and indifferent style.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Colton Worley
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 5th, 2012

The Shadow #1

The Shadow is a cruel and haunted man placed in a brutally violent and historically fed drama by Garth Ennis.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 18th, 2012

The Bionic Man #7

Steve Austin gets a romantic moment right before the exposition starts dropping like it’s hot.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith, Phil Hester
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 29th, 2012

Lord of the Jungle #1

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Tarzan" was too long a title for this book, but for one hundred pennies, you can check out the origin of young Lord Greystoke.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson
Artists:
Roberto Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 18th, 2012

The Lone Ranger #1

Ande Parks starts us off with a round tale of a very nasty new world in the wild West.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 4th, 2012

Voltron #1

Is it better or worse when a childhood icon gets exhumed for a cash-in that’s indelibly mediocre?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brandon Thomas
Artists:
Ariel Padilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 7th, 2011

Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1

Flash….ah-aahhhhh…he’ll not do very much in this comic that both under-uses the character and yet sets up the world for something fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Alex Ross
Artists:
Daniel Indro, Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 1st, 2011

The Bionic Man #2

While the eponymous lead is broken on an operating table, the villain steps up to steal the show. Roll on, second act!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith, Phil Hester
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 21st, 2011

The Bionic Man #1

Kevin Smith's screenplay doesn’t fit the structure of a comic, nor the tone, and so the outcome is a book that won’t make you laugh or see anything new.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith, Phil Hester
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 24th, 2011

Kirby: Genesis #1

We get LaBeouf and Fox Lite, while shimmering projections of what Kirby should not be slide through an entire issue where nothing actually happens.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jack Herbert, Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 15th, 2011

Kirby: Genesis

If you loved Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross on “Marvels,” you’re sure to love them on a book featuring Jack Kirby characters you’ve never heard of!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross
Artists:
Alex Ross, Jack Herbert
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 29th, 2011

Rocketeer Adventures #1

This all-star tribute does Dave Stevens proud.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Cassaday, Michael Allred, Kurt Busiek
Artists:
John Cassaday, Michael Allred, Michael Kaluta, Mike Mignola, Jim Silke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 18th, 2011

Action Comics #900

This is the sort of comic where you wish the big anniversary issue was less pages in length, not more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell, Damon Lindelof, Paul Dini, Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, Richard Donner, Derek Hoffman
Artists:
Pete Woods, Jesus Merino, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Rags Morales, Ardian Syaf, Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal, Gary Frank, Ryan Sook, R.B. Silva, Rob Lean, Miguel Sepulveda, Matt Camp, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 27th, 2011

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1

“People are calling it a dinosaur. . . a monster. All we know for sure is that it came from the water.”

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh
Artists:
Phil Hester, Bruce McCorkindale
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 31st, 2011

Bring the Thunder #1

Wayne Russell is a para-rescuer in Afghanistan and is about to become something else entirely. Plus, he loves David Bowie, so that’s something in his favor.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Jai Nitz
Artists:
Wilson Tortosa
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 1st, 2010

The Last Phantom #2

Violence is fun! Violence is great! Violence is everything! “The Last Phantom” #2 is awful!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Eduardo Ferigato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 19th, 2010

Warlord of Mars #1

For those who have never read a "John Carter of Mars" story before, some of "Warlord of Mars" will be rather surprising.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Artists:
Stephen Sadowski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2010

The Last Phantom #1

Garish, ugly, and bad-looking. Did I mention that this comic doesn’t have strong visuals?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Eduardo Ferigato
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 18th, 2010

Green Hornet #3

Someone dies! Too bad it’s the obvious choice and the issue isn’t that good.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith
Artists:
Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 28th, 2010

The Torch #7

The penultimate issue of this series follows the adventures of Torch and Toro as they enter New Berlin in a race against time to attempt to put a stop to the Thinker and his machinations.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, Mike Carey
Artists:
Patrick Berkenkotter, Anthony Tan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 25th, 2010

Black Terror #9

In this densely-packed issue, things are not what they seem, and the Black Terror gets a frightening present.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Phil Hester, Alex Ross
Artists:
Mike Lilly
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 28th, 2010

Green Hornet: Year One #1

The origin of the Green Hornet and Kato, as told by Wagner and Campbell.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 21st, 2010

Astro City: The Dark Age: Book Four #2

"Astro City: The Dark Age" rumbles towards its conclusion, and while it's nice to see things coming together, I wish it'd happened faster.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 6th, 2010

Green Hornet #1

While the foundation from the movie script shows, this first issue is more than just set-up. It's a classic "Open on Action" comic story.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith
Artists:
Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
February 28th, 2010

Torch #5

If this issue were a children's storybook, it would be called "Too Many Torches!"

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey, Alex Ross, Jim Krueger
Artists:
Patrick Berkenkotter
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 7th, 2010

Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #1

Every issue of this series is well-crafted, and this is no exception, but the story of the brothers Williams has gone on far too long.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 31st, 2010

Captain America: Reborn #6

A satisfying conclusion, finally, to a series that had lost its momentum.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 26th, 2010

Project Superpowers: Meet the Bad Guys #2

Meet the Revolutionary, an anti-hero who needs the guidance of the Fighting Yank whether he wants it or not!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross, Jim Krueger
Artists:
Mike Lilly, Doug Klauba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 8th, 2009

Astro City: Astra Special #1

Astra fans rejoice! One of the most popular "Astro City" characters returns to the spotlight, and age hasn't diminished her charms.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 1st, 2009

Spider-Woman #1

Maybe if this issue shipped within a few months of “Secret Invasion,” it would read better, but ten months later, it feels out of touch and lacks relevance.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 22nd, 2009
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