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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

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #4

It's "Gilligan's Island of Dr. Moreau" this week, as Deadpool and Headpool team up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 27th, 2010

Punishermax #5

Wilson Fisk has two choices: save his son from getting his throat slit or become the Kingpin of crime in New York. Guess which option he chooses.

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

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #2

The weekly run-up to “Deadpool Corps” continues with an issue spotlighting Kidpool and other child versions of X-characters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Whilce Portacio, Jamie Mendoza
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 10th, 2010

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #1

Rob Liefeld returns to his creation, and a female version of his creation, and a Captain America with a metal arm. It's old home week.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Rob Liefeld
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 2nd, 2010

Punishermax #4

Simple, brutal, and effective. That's Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon for you.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 10th, 2010

The Mighty #12

The series reaches its conclusion with a final battle and forward-looking ending.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 11th, 2010

Punishermax #2

"Punishermax" is almost like reading a mature readers "Ultimate Kingpin" origin, but in this case I'm offering that up as a compliment.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 10th, 2009

Punishermax #1

The first issue of this new volume doesn’t run from the Ennis problem, confronting it head on while delivering a great read.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 12th, 2009

The Mighty #10

The secret origin of Alpha One revealed. Spoiler: His evil is nothing new, and this comic is very good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 7th, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle #75

The series comes to an end with a collection of short tales, some of which are much better than others.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Tom Piccirilli, Greg Hurwitz, Duane Swierczynski, Peter Milligan, Charlie Huston
Artists:
Laurence Campbell, Das Pastoras, Tomm Coker, Goran Parlov, Ken Lashley, Rob Stull
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 19th, 2009

Die Hard: Year One #1

Fans of “Die Hard” may want to stay away from this slow, disjointed first issue. Unless they like overwritten captions that seem completely unnecessary.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Howard Chaykin
Artists:
Stephen Thompson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 30th, 2009

Unknown Soldier #11

This issue doesn't quite come together as well as the last few, but it's probably the calm before the storm.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 29th, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle #73

An absurd and funny premise that’s killed by overly serious writing that doesn’t bring the funny. Victor Gischler does a Garth Ennis plot without asking how Ennis would write it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Goran Parlov
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 19th, 2009
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