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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

The Torch #1

I'm a page that fell out of a different book. There's nothing I can do. No context for me." So speaks Toro – Tom Raymond – to a Vision of a different stripe. Everything old is new again.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alex Ross, Mike Carey
Artists:
Patrick Berkenkotter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 2nd, 2009

The Amazing Spider-Man #600

If you always wanted to see Hydro-Man escape via toilet, then this book is for you. Of course, the fact that this thing clocks in at 100 pages might interest you too. Oh, and Octo-hostages, but no Octo-mom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Stan Lee, Mark Waid, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Bob Gale, Marc Guggenheim, Zeb Wells, Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Kelly
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Mike McKone, Andy Lanning, Marcos Martin, Colleen Doran, Mario Alberti, Mitch Breitweiser, Derec Donovan, Max Fiumara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2009

Project Superpowers: Chapter 2 #1

Not as new reader friendly as a first issue should be, but there are some solid ideas and great art within the covers of this comic.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Jim Krueger
Artists:
Edgar Salazar, Doug Klauba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 21st, 2009

Captain America: Reborn #1

Despite spinning out of four years of “Captain America” stories, Ed Brubaker makes the first issue of Steve Rogers’ return very new-reader friendly.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 2nd, 2009

Captain America: Reborn #1

Captain America lives! But when?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 1st, 2009

Captain America #600

One year later, the Marvel Universe pauses to remember Steve Rogers, with guest creators galore!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alex Ross, Paul Dini, Ed Brubaker, Roger Stern, Mark Waid, Joe Simon, Stan Lee
Artists:
Alex Ross, Butch Guice, Howard Chaykin, Rafael Albuquerque, David Aja, Mitch Breitweiser, Kalman Andrasofszky, Dale Eaglesham, Al Avison
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 15th, 2009

Buck Rogers #1

The new adventures of "Buck Rogers" begin here. "Begin" is the operative word, as a great deal happens here without resolution.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Carlos Rafael
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 9th, 2009

New Mutants #1

The original New Mutants reunite in a new title! And it's not bad at all. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Diogene Neves, Cam Smith, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 13th, 2009

Astro City: The Dark Age: Book Three #1

As "Astro City: The Dark Age" returns, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson gently bring the reader back up to speed before all hell breaks loose.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 12th, 2009

Justice Society of America #26

Happy birthday, Stargirl! The end of an era happens here and it certainly makes for an enjoyable read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 29th, 2009

Buck Rogers

"Buck Rogers" is still set in the 25th century, and in this issue he brings a gun to a slime fight.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Carlos Rafael
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 22nd, 2009

Justice Society of America #25

A throwdown with the (Black) Adam's Family that looks great but suffers from a weak ending.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 5th, 2009

The Death-Defying ‘Devil #4

This series ends with no resolution as to the ‘Devil’s identity questions. But, hey, that was only the main plot, so why would anyone think it would be answered?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 26th, 2009

Superman #685

If the latest issue of "Superman" is supposed to make readers excited about "Superman: World of New Krypton," it has a curiously flat way of going about it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Pina, Pablo Raimondi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 26th, 2009

Batman R.I.P.: The Deluxe Edition

The oversized hardcover edition of the controversial storyline lacks the impact of the serialized version, but it's still a keeper.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 24th, 2009

Black Adam: The Dark Age

Black Adam has wrecked Bialya and been declared a wanted man. The only thing he wants, however, is another chance at love. Black Adam has wrecked Bialya and been declared a wanted man. The only thing he wants, however, is another chance at love.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Norm Rapmund, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 22nd, 2009

Batman #686

Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert deliver the first part of “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” and readers won’t be disappointed!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 11th, 2009

Justice Society of America #23

Geoff Johns's final "Justice Society of America" story returns to Black Adam, with a slightly slow but promising first installment.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 1st, 2009

Superman #684

The twelfth installment of the triangle number renaissance is also the first post-"New Krypton" issue in the Man of Steel's primary title. Add in a little Parasite and some Zod and this is an interesting direction to be pointed in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

The Death-Defying ‘Devil #2

Half of this issue is a fight scene, the rest is a bunch of talking with little said. But there’s a character called the Silver Streak, which is kind of a funny name.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 18th, 2009

Justice Society of America #22

18 issues later, "Thy Kingdom Come" finally ends, but with a bit more whimper than bang.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Alex Ross
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Alex Ross, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 10th, 2009

Superman #683

"New Krypton" continues with a big ol' showdown between the DC heroes and the Kryptonians.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jorge Correa Jr, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 4th, 2009

Batman #683

Grant Morrison’s two-year run comes to a satisfying conclusion as Batman battles through false memories to take on Darkseid’s forces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 24th, 2008

Death-Defying Devil #1

A solid comic when the action starts, but it lacks an emotional core with an enigmatic hero who may not be what he appears. Not that we care.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Joe Casey
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 11th, 2008

Batman #682

Last week, Batman died. This week sees the release of another issue of Batman. How does this post "R.I.P." story hold up?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 4th, 2008

Superman #682

The Kryptonians decide that the only way things are going to get any better on Earth is if they take matters into their own hands. Turns out, things don't always go according to plan, even for Kryptonians.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 26th, 2008

Batman #681

"Batman R.I.P." ends, and so does Bruce Wayne?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 26th, 2008

Supergirl #35

A new direction for "Supergirl" hits a speed bump this month, as the creators go for exposition over action.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
November 25th, 2008

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1

Most people would expect the main story in a one-shot special to be the attraction with the backup story the slightly forgettable one, but DC Comics decided to switch things up here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Geoff Johns
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Kolins, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 21st, 2008

Black Terror #1

This "Project Superpowers" spin-off is seriously bad.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Jim Krueger
Artists:
Mike Lilly
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 15th, 2008

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman #1

Alex Ross writes, pencils, and INKS a comic book story about the Kingdom Come Superman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Alex Ross
Artists:
Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 12th, 2008

Action Comics #871

"New Krypton" continues to weave a larger tapestry with the threads of Superman's two worlds as Kryptonians and Earthlings mingle a little more, with interesting results.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2008

Justice Society of America #20

Alternate reality fisticuffs may be boring, but it’s the small character moments and great art that make this issue worth reading.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Alex Ross
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Nathan Massengill, Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 5th, 2008

Superman #681

Leading out of the events of the "New Krypton" one-shot, this issue brings James Robinson in line with the Geoff Johns aesthetic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 31st, 2008

Batman #680

"Batman R.I.P." is nearing its end, and this issue leaves everything in the air. Does it even make sense?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
October 1st, 2008

Batman #679

Morrison's "Batman" run is heading into the homestretch, with plenty of weird but fascinating pieces put into position.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
August 15th, 2008

Superman #678

James Robinson's second issue of "Superman" is stronger than the first, but the consistency and pacing of this story is still akin to molasses.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 28th, 2008

Uncanny X-Men #500

For the first time in years, "Uncanny X-Men" feels like it's back in its prime, while still remaining modern.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Terry Dodson, Jay Leisten, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 24th, 2008

Uncanny X-Men #500

Matt Fraction joins Ed Brubaker for the best issue of Uncanny X-Men in years.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Terry Dodson, Jay Leisten, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 21st, 2008

Justice Society of America #17

What hath Gog wrought?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Alex Ross
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Prentis Rollins, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 15th, 2008

Superman #677

James Robinson joins the Superman family with a strong jumping-on point for new readers, starting with Krypto and Atlas.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2008

Batman #678

"Batman: R.I.P." goes down the proverbial rabbit hole, here, making Grant Morrison's "Batman" its strangest yet. At the same time, though, it's also at its most compelling.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 3rd, 2008

Justice Society of America #16

Justice Society's cast continues to expand, Geoff Johns continues to juggle it masterfully, and long time DC readers will find a lot to enjoy in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Alex Ross
Artists:
Alex Ross, Fernando Pasarin, Rebecca Buchman
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 5th, 2008
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