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Uncanny X-Force #5

Sam Humphries is joined by Adrian Alphona and Dexter Soy as "Uncanny X-Force" #5 plunges deep into the mind of Bishop, as we finally learn what he's been up to in the future, and more about the nature of their new enemy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Adrian Alphona, Dexter Soy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 30th, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #4

Things come to a head as the thing possessing Bishop finally makes its move on Ginny and the X-Men fail to stop it in Sam Humphries and Ron Garney's "Uncanny X-Force" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Ron Garney, Scott Hanna, Adrian Alphona, Christina Strain
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 10th, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #3

"Uncanny X-Force" #3 from Sam Humphries and Ron Garney is a fun adult styled mutant book about the new team trying to find and save a new mutant girl.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Ron Garney, Scott Hanna, Adrian Alphona, Christina Strain
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 27th, 2013

Avengers Academy #27

The Runaways crash Avengers Academy. Naturally they fight, but can they put aside the weapons long enough to find Old Lace?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Karl Moline, Jim Fern
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 7th, 2012

S.H.I.E.L.D. #4

Most comics travel to the future. “S.H.I.E.L.D.” travels to three futures at the same time.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 18th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #259

Rogue debates whether she should follow Cyclops or Wolverine in this post-Schism tie- in, and in the process the X-Men discover one of their own, lost, trapped, and in need of rescue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 3rd, 2011

S.H.I.E.L.D. #5

Howard Stark and Nathaniel find themselves in the distant future and that could matter, I guess, maybe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 3rd, 2011

S.H.I.E.L.D. #4

Da Vinci becomes a midwife to the stars and Nostradamus is laying some foundations for the future.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 8th, 2010

Shadowland #3

Daredevil attacks his friends and, worse yet, joins forces with his enemies.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 2nd, 2010

Shadowland #2

Daredevil’s friends stage an intervention while the Kingpin arrives in the shadows.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 10th, 2010

Shadowland #1

A decent start to the mini-event, mostly because of Bullseye.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 8th, 2010

Atlas #2

If you're not reading "Atlas," you're missing the only comic on the racks today with killer robots, talking, gun-toting gorillas, dragons, and offbeat adventures. Venus and Gorilla Man play rock, scissors, paper in this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2010

S.H.I.E.L.D. #2

This is a rarity: an ambitious, gorgeously-illustrated, erudite mainstream superhero comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
June 10th, 2010

Dazzler #1

If disco is ever going to make a comeback, it needs to be now; Dazzler is ready and waiting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
Kalman Andrasofszky, Ramon Perez, Rick Ketcham, Francesca Ciregia, Robin Ha
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 26th, 2010

Thor #609

Thor isn't here, but we get plenty of action as Asgard falls and Loki continues to be Loki.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Batt, Rich Elson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 3rd, 2010

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver's "S.H.I.E.L.D." is the best debut issue I've seen in a very long time.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 6th, 2010

Thor #608

The Siege of Asgard continues to rage on as this tale adds threads to the fabric woven in "Siege" proper.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Rich Elson, Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 24th, 2010

X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back! #2

A Pixie mini-series seemed to be an odd choice, but so far it's turned out to be an enticing read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 10th, 2010

Thor #607

Ragnarok and roll is the name of the game here

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rich Elson, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 23rd, 2010

X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back #1

Pixie and the New X-Men girls find themselves... in high school?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 15th, 2010

Thor #605

Kieron Gillen brings the thunder. Billy Tan brings the lightning. Doctor Doom doesn't seem to mind.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 26th, 2009

Strange #2

For a character that no one post-Steve Ditko has made terribly interesting, Mark Waid and Emma Rios are giving their best shot.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 7th, 2009

Thor #604

The Thunder God sets about to bring the hammer down upon Doctor Doom. Literally. The problem being Thor is not the first Asgardian to encounter Doom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 1st, 2009

Thor Giant-Size Finale #1

J. Michael Straczynski exits "Thor" with a standard issue that advances the plot while not making things too difficult for those that follow.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Marko Djurdjevic, Danny Miki, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 25th, 2009

Strange #1

The cover says it all, "The Doctor is out!" Indeed. No longer flaunting his pedigree, Stephen Strange finds a new adventure in this limited series by Mark Waid and Emma Rios.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 11th, 2009

Models, Inc #1

As noted in the text page, once upon a time, Captain America was believed dead and the comic book world turned to other Marvel characters to read about, like Millie the Model. Well, Captain America is presumed dead again, so. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Mark Sumerak
Artists:
Vicenc Villagrasa, Terry Pallot, Jorge Molina
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2009

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1

Matt Fraction is joined by the art teams of “Dark Avengers” and “Uncanny X-Men” in this strong conclusion of “Utopia.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Mike Deodato, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 9th, 2009

Phonogram: The Singles Club #4

Seth Bingo and Silent Girl invite you to share their microcosm for an evening.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Charity Larrison, David Lafuente
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 28th, 2009

Ms. Marvel #41

Moonstone fights to recover the Storyteller babies while Deadpool and the New Avengers do the same.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Sergio Arino
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 14th, 2009

Runaways #11

"Runaways" has a true return to form in the hands of a new all-female creative team.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 30th, 2009

Thor: The Trial of Thor #1

There’s actually no trial in these pages. It’s more “CSI: Asgard” than anything else.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 18th, 2009

Captain Britain and MI:13 Annual #1

Paul Cornell reveals what happened to Meggan after she parted ways with Captain Britain, but this issue doesn’t quite live up to the standard set by the main book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Mike Collins, Livesay, Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 2nd, 2009

Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1

A new team of Young Avengers emerges, but are they are heroic as they think?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Mark Brooks
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 19th, 2009

Astonishing X-Men #29

Bianchi continues to astonish and there's plenty here to enjoy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Simone Bianchi, Andrea Silvestri
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 26th, 2009

She-Hulk #38

She-Hulk's title makes another curtain call, bringing her total cancelled titles somewhere into "Aquaman"-like numbers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Steve Scott, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 1st, 2009

Thor #600

Have at thee! Marvel returns "Thor" to the numbering that began lo those many years ago with "Journey Into Mystery" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Stan Lee, Chris Giarrusso
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Marko Djurdjevic, Mark Morales, David Aja, Chris Giarusso, Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 11th, 2009

X-Men: Manifest Destiny #5

The final part of the “Manifest Destiny” tie-in miniseries, with a lead story featuring Iceman and Mystique.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey, Frank Tieri, Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Michael Ryan, Victor Olazaba Ben Oliver, Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 19th, 2009

Cyblade #1

Given a new lease on comic book life, Cyblade checks in as a winner of the "Pilot Season" initiative from Top Cow.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Rick Mays, Sal Regla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 21st, 2008

Secret Invasion #6

The battle escalates as the Avengers assemble, big time.Lenil Francis Yu, Mark Morales

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Lenil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 10th, 2008

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season 2 #1

If you are looking for an adventure tale featuring Spider-Man, this book is not it. Looking for a story driven by strong characters that plays with a few of the toys in the Spider-Man sandbox and has fun doing it? This title is for you.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Terry Moore
Artists:
Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2008

Wolverine #67

The art is the main draw here as Hawkeye and Logan tour through a bleak Marvel future.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 28th, 2008

Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1

Marvel’s teen heroes meet up once again for a crossover, turning this into a semi-regular event. Chris Yost writes, with Takeshi Miyazawa providing art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Takeshi Miyazawa
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 30th, 2008

Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? #1

A Skrull-themed anthology title plugs continuity holes and picks up dangling threads, but does it offer anything to people who aren’t "Secret Invasion" completists?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed, Mike Carey, Zeb Wells, Christos N. Gage, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Timothy Green III, Mike Perkins, Raul Trevino, Steve Kurth, Drew Hennessey, Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 17th, 2008

X-Men: Divided We Stand #2

While an improvement over the opening issue due to a decreased focus on the “New X-Men” cast, "Divided We Stand" still feels largely skippable except for hardcore mutant completists.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey, Duane Swieczynski, CB Cebulski, Andy Schmidt
Artists:
Scott Eaton, Andrew Hennessey, David Yardin, Frazer Irving, Chris Burnham, David LaFuente
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 25th, 2008
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