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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

The Mighty #7

This is becoming more and more of a horror comic, and it's quite good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 6th, 2009

The Mighty #6

I was worried "The Mighty" might lose steam with the loss of Peter Snejbjerg, but it's just as, um, mighty as ever.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 6th, 2009

Unknown Soldier #8

"Unknown Soldier" started off with a strong debut, but the problem of setting the title in a real-world situation is starting to show.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2009

The Mighty #4

This certainly isn't your father's "Superman."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 6th, 2009

100 Bullets #100

The violent tragedy of 100 Bullets comes to an end, ten years after it began, with its creators in firm control over the lives and endings of their characters.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
April 15th, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle #68

Swierczynski gives us very little Frank Castle in this issue, and the plot creeps forward.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Michel Lacombe
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 10th, 2009

The Mighty #2

Snejbjerg's art looks great as the story begins to examine the obligations of the superhero.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 7th, 2009

The Mighty #1

"The Mighty" is yet another "realistic" take on super-heroes, but this first issue is a cut above most.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 6th, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle MAX #66

So, you can buy this comic or you can read the solicitation for this comic. They’re pretty much the same thing, except the comic has some lovely art.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Michael Lacombe
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 21st, 2009

G. I. Joe #1

Knowing is half the battle, and reading is a way to win that battle. Click on in to find out what you can expect in this latest attempt to relaunch the G. I. Joe comic franchise.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Robert Atkins, Joe Clayton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 15th, 2009

100 Bullets #95

As "100 Bullets" draws closer to its end, its creators continue to surprise with stories that are a little less grandiose than you might expect.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
September 15th, 2008

The Punisher #61

After five years of Garth Ennis' run on the mature readers version of "The Punisher," a new writer comes on board, and the end result is unsurprising in its disappointment.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Laurence Campbell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2008

100 Bullets #91

"100 Bullets" is comics' least talked about great book. Now nearing its end, the storyline is kicking into high gear with an expanded scope.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
May 22nd, 2008
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