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Avengers Arena #10

"Avengers Arena" #10 continues to ramp up the violence, as Dennis Hopeless and guest artist Riccardo Burchielli thin the cast as the book continues to take its death match remit more seriously.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2013

Avengers Arena #9

"Avengers Arena" #9 by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker introduces a new character and dispatches an old one.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 13th, 2013

Shadowman

"Shadowman" #0 lets Justin Jordan and Roberto De La Torre present the new origin of Master Darque, for a nasty but interesting read that shows the Darques don't fall far from the tree.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Roberto De La Torre, Mico Suayan, Lewis LaRosa, Neil Edwards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 6th, 2013

Avengers Arena #8

"Avengers Arena" #8 from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker is an issue where every character gets a little bit of action, but nothing major occurs.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 26th, 2013

Jupiter's Legacy #1

Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 plumbs familiar territory with the family tree of a super-powered family, but there's a promise to this start that hasn't been present for a while in Millar's scripts

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Frank Quitely
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 24th, 2013

Avengers Arena #7

Dennis Hopeless and Alessandro Vitti's "Avengers Arena" #7 takes a side trip (and a step back in time) to discover how Arcade came up with his idea and a bit more detail as to what the Arena is. Hint: it's an arena.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 12th, 2013

Ultimate Comics X-Men #24

Brian Wood and "Supergirl" artist Mahmud Asrar team up for "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #24, as secret plans are revealed and an old character reasserts her dominance.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 18th, 2013

Shadowman #5

"Shadowman" #5 by Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano and Roberto Delatorre continues young Jack Boniface's initiation-by-fire as Shadowman and also widens the mythology of the Valiant Universe.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano, Roberto Delatorre
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 11th, 2013

Avengers Arena #5

The concept of "Avengers Arena" #5 still feels a bit weak, but Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's attempt to put together an ensemble of characters is gaining steam.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 4th, 2013

Avengers Arena #4

Two Runaways go head to head with the Avengers Academy students after attempting a team up gone wrong in Dennis Hopeless' latest issue of "Avengers Arena."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 14th, 2013

Avengers Arena #2

A nice "Lord of the Flies" tribute on the cover of "Avengers Arena" #2 winds up being appropriate for the adventures within, thanks to the mixture of characters Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker have pulled together.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 21st, 2012

Avengers Arena #1

Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's "Avengers Arena" #1 wears its influence on its sleeve, but instead of coming across as shocking or surprising, this forced battle-to-the-death between heroes feels utterly average.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2012

Shadowman #2

Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher mix elements of both the Valiant and Acclaim versions of "Shadowman," and then add in their own new ideas to create a cohesive and fun horror-meets-superhero comic.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2012

Thought Bubble Anthology 2012 #2

"Thought Bubble Anthology" #2 is as brilliant and diverse as the entirety of the comics medium. An absolute, no-excuses must-buy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Lucia Rose Harris, Pete Doree, Skottie Young, Gail Simone, Richard Starkings, Emma Vieceli, Matthew Sheret, Ivan Brandon, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Lee Barnett, Warren Ellis, Kate Beaton, Chris Lackey, JG Ros
Artists:
Sean Phillips, Tony Harris, Skottie Young, Tula Lotay, Boo Cook, Kristyna Baczynski, Emma Vieceli, Leigh Gallagher, Clark Burscough, Richard Hughes, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Ollie Redding, Kate Beaton, Chris
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 12th, 2012

Ghosts #1

"Ghosts" #1 includes work by Geoff Johns, Amy Reeder, the late Joe Kubert, Paul Pope and Gilbert Hernandez. Despite this lineup, most of the stories are unmemorable, making for a mediocre anthology.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cecil Castellucci, Mary H. K. Choi, Al Ewing, Gilbert Hernandez, Geoff Johns,Neil Kleid, Joe Kubert, Andy Lanning, Toby Litt, Paul Pope
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Rufus Dayglo, Gilbert Hernandez, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kubert, John McCrea, Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder, Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 5th, 2012

Ultimate Comics X-Men #17

War has come to bear in Brian Wood's "Ultimate Comics X-Men" as Kitty's team faces bold successes at war before a cliffhanger that could prove devastating.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 15th, 2012

Ultimate Comics X-Men #14

Brian Wood continues to turn "Ultimate Comics X-Men" into the book he wants it to be by focusing on compelling world building and character development through main character Kitty Pryde.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Paco Medina, Reilly Brown, Juan Vlasco, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 16th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

"Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre" #1 looks beautiful, but there's not much behind the great art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Len Wein
Artists:
Amanda Conner, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2012

Deadpool #55

Reality comes crashing in when Wade Wilson suddenly realizes he lost his vitally important healing factor. Can Deadpool still win against a group of genius super-villains, especially when he clearly lost the upper hand?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Jorge Solis
May 25th, 2012

Deadpool #52

"Deadpool" #52 is the third installment in the "Dead" storyline, a madcap and entertaining romp spirited along by Ale Garza's excellent pencils.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Ale Garza, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Adam J. Langton
March 22nd, 2012

Spaceman #4

What do you do when you've rescued a famous child from kidnappers and fear that it isn't safe to turn her over to the authorities? Orson doesn't know either.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 5th, 2012

Punishermax #22

The series ends with Frank Castle dead and Nick Fury dealing with the aftermath.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 12th, 2012

Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1

This first issue promised a zany pulp yarn with a gorgeous aesthetic, wonderful characters and a hook that will leap from the shadows and grab you tightly.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 11th, 2012

Spaceman #2

“Spaceman” finds some direct purpose even while letting the plot threads spread a little further.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 30th, 2011

Spaceman #1

The new creator-owned project from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso! For a dollar! Need I say more?

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 27th, 2011

Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #2

Welcome to your new favorite horror short, and the thing that will scare your nephews into loving comics.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 26th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia #2

Tyler Crook has settled well into "B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia" and brings the creepy to life.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Mike Mignola
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 20th, 2011

Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1

Abe Sapien is plunged into a traditional horror movie, and once it gets rolling, it never stops to catch its breath.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Russia #1

The B.P.R.D. team (Kate and Johann) have been called to Russia for a meeting with the Russian Occult Bureau, while Devon searches for the young psychic, Fenix, who shot Abe Sapien, leaving him in a coma.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 25th, 2011

Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #3

Batman and Joker go at it for the bajillionth time. This time, however, it's different. In more ways than one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 3rd, 2011

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1

The War of the Green Lanterns is over. Mogo is dead. Hal Jordan has been returned to Earth. Sinestro, wearing the ring of Sector 2814 decides to start whining. Good times.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda, Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2011

Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #2

"Knight of Vengeance" remains the crown jewel of the "Flashpoint" stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 6th, 2011

Punishermax #14

Who knew a Punisher comic could be about emotions so much?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 12th, 2011

Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #1

If you thought Bruce Wayne was a dark, grim Batman, wait until you meet his father...

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 4th, 2011

Deadpool #33.1

Deadpool is hired to evict The Wrecker from a residential building.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Bong Dazo, Joe Pimental
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 7th, 2011

Punishermax #10

One of the best comics published right now returns after far too long a hiatus. And it’s totally worth it.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 13th, 2011

Freedom Fighters #6

“Are we going to stand here and whine about the odds or are we going to be the Freedom Fighters?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 5th, 2011

Freedom Fighters #5

“Did you come to fight for our freedom? Did you come to liberate us from false imprisonment?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 9th, 2011

Fables #100

No more happy endings.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy, Bill Willingham, Dan Green, Chrissie Zullo, Dave Johnson, Adam Hughes, Kate McElroy, J.H. Williams III, Joao Ruas
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 8th, 2010

Freedom Fighters #4

“My name is Joan Dale. My codename is Miss America. I had to assume command of the Freedom Fighters when Uncle Sam’s body was destroyed.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 5th, 2010

Soldier Zero #1

Stan Lee’s BOOM!iverse starts here with more of a “pop” than a “BOOM!”

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Stan Lee, Paul Cornell
Artists:
Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2010

Freedom Fighters #2

Renegades vs. Freedom Fighters and your ringside seat is right here.

Publisher:
Cartoon Books
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2010

Freedom Fighters #1

They’re fighting for your freedom! Freedom Fighters! Sorry. I got carried away there and tried to make a theme song out of it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 1st, 2010

Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #2

Abe Sapien versus a Russian zombie! Not quite you’d expect, but very good still.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 30th, 2010

Punishermax #9

Bullseye continues his quest to learn how Frank Castle thinks, while Castle contends with the NYPD after killing a crooked cop.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 28th, 2010

Gorilla-Man #1

Gorilla-Man, Gorilla-Man, does whatever a gorilla can. Shoots a gun with his feet, hey this book is really neat! Look out! Here comes Gorilla-Man!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 14th, 2010

Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1

Peter Snejbjerg and Dave Stewart make for one hell of an art team in this issue, crafting a visually stunning comic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 5th, 2010

Punishermax #7

If you thought the regular Marvel universe version of Bullseye was crazy, wait until you meet Jason Aaron’s interpretation of the character in “Punishermax” #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 14th, 2010

Punisher MAX #6

"Punisher MAX" is still good, but is worryingly getting a little cartoonish in spots.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 15th, 2010

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #5

Kyle Baker comes in as all the pieces of the ultimate cosmic battle come together -- in a game of capture the flag.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Kyle Baker
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 30th, 2010
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