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Curse of the Mutants: Blade #1

"Curse of the Mutants: Blade" isn't bad, but feels unnecessary.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Tim Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 26th, 2010

Shadowland: Power Man #1

During the events of Shadowland, a new hero calling himself “Power Man” arrives on the scene.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 23rd, 2010

Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow #1

Colleen Wing goes solo in the world of Shadowland, finding herself crossing paths with Daredevil, and learning something surprising about her past.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Hendersen
Artists:
Ivan Rodriguez
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 23rd, 2010

Namora #1

Taking on a mission to find a lost colony of Atlanteans, Namora finds more than she bargained for.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 27th, 2010

Thor and the Warriors Four #3

"Thor and the Warriors Four" may not have the deepest of plots, but it's so adorable that who really cares?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alex Zalben, Colleen Coover
Artists:
Gurihiru, Colleen Coover
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 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

Wolverine #900

Hey! You! How would you like to pay $4.99 for 100 pages of utterly generic Wolverine action! Wait? Where are you going?!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Bernardin, C. B. Cebulski, Todd Dezago, David Finch, Dean Motter, Matt Yocum
Artists:
Jake Bilbao, Jason Craig, David Finch, Pow Rodrix, Greg Scott, Derek Fridolfs, Rafa Garres, Rick Ketcham, Greg Scott
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 16th, 2010

X-Factor Forever #3

"X-Factor Forever" loses some steam at the halfway point, but it still makes me miss Louise Simonson's "X-Factor."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Dan Panosian, Eric Nguyen, Aluir Almancino, Terry Austin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 16th, 2010

Iron Man Noir #1

"Times are dark. Depression. War on the horizon. People want stories they can escape into," says Tony Stark of why does what he does. This is a good escape right here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Lorenzo Ruggiero
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 18th, 2010

Siege: Captain America #1

After the destruction of Asgard, the Captains America must save a family from Razor-Fist. Yes, Razor-Fist.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 14th, 2010

X-Factor Forever #2

The highs are high, but the lows are low in this inconsistent second issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Dan Panosian, Eric Nguyen, Aluir Amancio, Terry Austin
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 13th, 2010

Siege: Young Avengers #1

"Siege: Young Avengers" #1 makes me miss having a "Young Avengers" series, but in a good way.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Mahmud A. Asrar, Scott Hanna, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 13th, 2010

Thor and the Warriors Four #1

Power Pack's team-up series continue on, this time leading the Power kids to seek out the aid of Thor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alex Zalben
Artists:
Gurihiru
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 12th, 2010

World War Hulks #1

As anthology comics go, "World War Hulks" is all right so long as you aren't expecting too much.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Harrison Wilcox, Scott Reed, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Zach Howard, Ben Oliver, Aluir Amancio, Ramon Rosanas, Ryan Stegman, Ig Guara, Mark Irwin, Terry Austin, Michael Baninski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 8th, 2010

Deadpool Corps #1

Apparently, Marvel thinks fans of Deadpool will buy just about anything.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler, Frank Tieri
Artists:
Rob Liefeld, Adelso Corona, Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 7th, 2010

She-Hulk Sensational #1

A 30th anniversary "She-Hulk" special is a nice idea, but two of the three entries ignore that word "special."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David, Brian Reed, John Byrne
Artists:
Jonboy Meyers, Iban Coello, Andrew Hennessy, John Byrne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 30th, 2010

Cloak and Dagger #1

Will Cloak and Dagger go their separate ways? Stuart Moore and Mark Brooks give us the answer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Mark Brooks, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 30th, 2010

X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler #1

BAMF! It's an all-new re-telling of the origin of Nightcrawler. As a bonus, you also get a reprint of the first three pages of Nightcrawler's first appearance.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Adam Freeman, Marc Bernardin
Artists:
Cary Nord, James Harren
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 26th, 2010

Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way #2

The second issue of this two-issue series gives another six stories with six young artists found by C.B. Cebulski.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier, Kevin Grevioux, Peter David, Mike Carey, Jonathan Hickman, Frank Tieri
Artists:
Stephen Thompson, Roland Paris, Thomas Labourot, Tommaso Bennato, Vincente Cifuentes, Shaun Turnbull, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 23rd, 2010

X-Factor Forever #1

The original X-Factor return, as if they’d never been away.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Dan Panosian
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 22nd, 2010

Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way #1

Six up-and-coming artists showcase their skills in short stories written by some of Marvel’s top writers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim, Chris Yost, Stuart Moore, Mike Benson, Kathryn Immonen, Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Damion Hendricks, Mike Furth, Paul Davidson, Joe Suitor, Michele Bertilorenzi, Serena Ficca, Christian Nauck, Terry Austin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 15th, 2010

Hulk: Let the Battle Begin #1

This book isn't part of the current "Hulk" stories by a long shot, but if you get past that it's entertaining enough.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jesse Blaze Snider, Mark Parsons, Tom Cohen
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Ed McGuinness, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 13th, 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

Web of Spider-Man #6

"Web of Spider-Man" has been set up as an appetizer to the goings-on in "Amazing Spider-Man" with a side of "Spider-Girl" to cleanse the palette.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Tom DeFalco, Zeb Wells
Artists:
Jefte Palo, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Xurxo Penalta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 9th, 2010

Iron Man vs. Whiplash #4

A straightforward superhero slugfest, but is it a satisfying ending?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brannon Braga, Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Phil Briones, Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 26th, 2010

Spider-Man: The Clone Saga #6

The reimagining of the Spider-Clone Saga reaches its action-packed conclusion with one Osborn back from the dead, another cloned, and two Spider-Men on the receiving end of some violence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco, Howard Mackie
Artists:
Todd Nauck, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 24th, 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

X-Men Forever #17

Oh, no! Rogue took Nightcrawler's powers and appearance! Now Nightcrawler looks human! Mystique is here too!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2010

Spider-Man and the Secret Wars #3

Spider-Man's all ages romp through the activities of "Secret Wars" continues here, with 100% more black costume!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Patrick Scherberger, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 14th, 2010

Tails of the Pet Avengers #1

While Super Hero Squad may be getting attention and acclaim, Marvel's true all-ages gem gets another shot on the comic racks. "Super Hero Squad" doesn't have Frog-Thor, does it?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos, Colleen Coover, Scott Gray, Buddy Scalera, Joe Caramagna
Artists:
Ig Guara, Gurihiru, Colleen Coover
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 10th, 2010

Wolverine: Savage #1

Wolverine makes sushi. With his claws. Seriously.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ryan Dunleavy
Artists:
Richard Elson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 8th, 2010

Marvel Heartbreakers #1

Not everything in this comic is a masterpiece, but it's the best holiday-themed special I've read in years.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen, Rick Spears, Jim McCann, Karl Bollers
Artists:
Elena Casagrande, James Callahan, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez, Harvey Tolibao
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 5th, 2010

Dark Reign: Hawkeye #5

Bullseye finally foils those who were acting against him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Lorenzo Ruggiero
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 1st, 2010

Ms. Marvel #49

Sana Takeda's airy artistry doesn't do much with Brian Reed's limp plot and dialogue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 30th, 2010

Marvel Super Hero Squad #1

The calculated cute caricatures of your favorite Marvel icons have made their way to the floppies. Your kids'll probably want it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Todd Dezago
Artists:
Leonel Castellani, Marcelo Dichiara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 18th, 2010

Ms. Marvel #48

A message is being sent for Ms. Marvel. Someone is killing innocent people in Captain Mar-vell's name just to draw Ms. Marvel's attention. The cover image and our preview kinda spoil it for you.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 16th, 2009

Spider-Man and the Secret Wars #1

An all-ages retelling of "Secret Wars," but with a lot for old-time fans to enjoy as well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Patrick Scherberger, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 9th, 2009

Web of Spider-Man #3

"Web of Spider-Man" continues to investigate the past of some of fan-favorite foes of Spider-Man. This issue focuses on the Rhino.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Tom DeFalco, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Nick Dragotta, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Val Semeiks, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 9th, 2009

Black Widow and the Marvel Girls #1

"Black Widow and the Marvel Girls" is one of the odder books I've seen in a while, but the one thing it's missing is a point.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 7th, 2009

Iron Man Vs. Whiplash #1

The Iron Man machine sets rolling here. This series provides some insight into the character of Whiplash. Not a must-have, by any means, but certainly a story of interest for the most rabid Iron Fans.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim, Brannon Braga
Artists:
Phillippe Briones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 3rd, 2009

Ms. Marvel #47

Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel finally go on the date they arranged a while back.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Mike McKone, Rob Disalvo, Derec Donovan
Reviewer:
James Hunt
December 1st, 2009

Son of Hulk #17

“Son of Hulk” ends to no one’s surprise, but it contains one brilliant scene that establishes the eponymous Hiro-Kala as a major cosmic player in the Marvel universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 29th, 2009

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #17

Keeping in step with Marvel's re-branding of their Marvel Adventures line, "Marvel Adventures Super Heroes" gets a new direction and purpose.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Ig Guara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 14th, 2009

Web of Spider-Man #1

“Web of Spider-Man” returns as an anthology title.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Val Semieks, Dan Green, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Stephanie Buscema
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 19th, 2009

Spider-Man: The Clone Saga #1

Past Spider-Man writers Tom DeFalco and Howard Mackie return to tell the Spider-Clone Saga right, except instead of being drawn out, it feels too compressed and cramped.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco, Howard Mackie
Artists:
Todd Nauck, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 30th, 2009

Ms. Marvel #45

It appears as though one way or another, Karla Sofen's time in the Ms. Marvel tights is coming to an end. Who is going to end it and how is where the fun comes in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Philippe Briones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 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

Iron Man & the Armor Wars #1

Old school Iron Man fans might be crying "Foul!" over this book, but the original Armor Wars was over twenty years ago. Things have changed, and this story is definitely targeted at a modern audience.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Caramagna
Artists:
Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 5th, 2009

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #53

Marvel Adventures hits the rest button here, setting a new course for "Marvel Adventures Spider-Man" under new writer Paul Tobin.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Matteo Lolli, Christian Vecchia
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
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
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