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The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver intrigue and emotional impact in the debut of "The Death Defying Dr. Mirage" from Valiant.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Roberto de la Torre
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 2nd, 2014

Red City #1

In Daniel Corey and Mark Dos Santos' "Red City" #1, former Mars PD and ex-conman Cal Talmage is the only man for the job in an effort to find the Mercurian ambassador's daughter and stop certain war.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Daniel Corey
Artists:
Mark Dos Santos
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
June 16th, 2014

Quantum and Woody #10

"Quantum and Woody" #10 continues the irreverent celebration of superhero comics as only James Asmus and Kano can provide, complete with a voodoo caper.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Kano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 15th, 2014

Rai (Plus Edition) #1

Valiant delivers another new comic book in the form of “Rai" #1, courtesy of mind-numbing artwork from Clayton Crain to match the energetic tale from Matt Kindt.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Clayton Crain, Matt Kindt, Vicente Cifuentes, Rian Hughes, Raul Allen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 2nd, 2014

Quantum and Woody: Goat

"Quantum And Woody: Goat" #0 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler is the best story you will read about a superpowerd goat's origin this month.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Matt Little
March 7th, 2014

Quantum and Woody #7

"Quantum & Woody" #7 has James Asmus and Ming Doyle continue the mixture of silliness and drama that keeps this reboot of a classic comic an entertaining series.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 8th, 2014

Shadowman #13

Valiant presents a new creative team for a jumping on point for new readers to join Peter Milligan and Roberto de la Torre in "Shadowman" #13.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Roberto de la Torre
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 9th, 2013

Quantum and Woody #4

With talent like James Asmus, Tom Fowler, Jordie Bellaire and Dave Lanphear onboard "Quantum & Woody" #4 can't help but be a good comic book. Instead, it exceeds any and all expectations.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2013

Harbinger Wars #4

"Harbinger Wars" #4 proves that superhero crossover events can be highly entertaining, as this carefully crafted and uncluttered conclusion by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, and a team of artists illustrates.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Pere Perez, Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 18th, 2013

Quantum and Woody #1

Valiant scores again with another great first issue: "Quantum and Woody" #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 11th, 2013

Harbinger Wars #3

In "Harbinger Wars" #3 by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, Clayton Henry and Pere Perez, the H.A.R.D. Corps is reactivated and Bloodshot, Harada's Eggbreakers, The Renegades and Generation Zero all converge in Vegas.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 17th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong

"Archer and Armstrong" #0 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry give is origin story for the Anni-Padda brothers: The Timewalker, Armstrong and The Eternal Warrior, in which they embark on a quest to The Faraway, the source of The Boon.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 13th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #9

The Geomancer muted! Archer possessed! The world about to end! Good thing Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino have Armstrong and the Eternal Warrior on the scene. Too bad they can't stand each other.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Alvero Martinez, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 10th, 2013

Harbinger Wars #1

"Harbinger Wars" #1 has Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, Clayton Henry, Clayton Crain, and Mico Suayan bring together plot threads from "Harbinger" and "Bloodshot," but it's less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Clayton Crain, Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 5th, 2013

Archer and Armstrong #8

In "Archer and Armstrong" #8, Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino pit the new Geomancer, The Eternal Warrior, Archer and Armstrong in a race against time as they try to thwart the cult-like doomsday plans of the The Null and its leader Zorn.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 15th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #7

Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino get the band together in "Archer & Armstrong" #7, and the mixture of buddy comedy and historical thriller works surprisingly well.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Harbinger

Joshua Dysart, Mico Suayan, and Pere Perez show Harada's origin in "Harbinger" #0, but the trip back to Hiroshima 1945 is anything but a pleasant flashback.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Mico Suayan, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 6th, 2013

Archer and Armstrong #6

In "Archer and Armstrong" #6, Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino reveal both a new champion and a new villainous organization as "Wrath of the Eternal Warrior" really gets going after the backstory and setup in the last issue.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortega
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 18th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #5

Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino give us a massive chase scene in "Archer & Armstrong" #5 as the Eternal Warrior gets his time in the sun, and his attempt to destroy Archer is more fun than you might expect.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2012

Shadowman #1

"Shadowman" #1 by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher shows elements of promise, but ultimately doesn’t wow out of the gate.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 7th, 2012

X-O Manowar #5

"X-O Manowar" #5 sees the ancient warrior come to grips with being in the present day as well as becoming the prey of a new foe: humans.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Stephano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 12th, 2012

X-O Manowar #3

The battleground changes and the interesting "X-O Manowar" reboot continues with large-scale action and vibrant art.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Cary Nord, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 19th, 2012

X-O Manowar #2

"X-O Manowar" #2 brings the action and a little sadness. In whole, it's very good.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Cary Nord, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 6th, 2012

Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology

If nothing else, Archaia can boast about the presentation of its Free Comic Book Day offering. Of course, since it is from Archaia, the content is pretty darn good too.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
David Petersen, Ted Naifeh, Adrianne Ambrose, Jim McCann, Royden Lepp, Jeremy Bastian, Nate Cosby
Artists:
David Petersen, Cory Godbey, Janet K. Lee, Royden Lepp, Jeremy Bastian, Chris Eliopoulos
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 5th, 2012

Mind the Gap #1

"Mind the Gap" #1 follows Ellis Peterssen as she is beaten into a coma and wakes up somewhere unexpected.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
Rodin Esquejo
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 3rd, 2012

X-O Manowar #1

The Valiant Universe returns with all new stories as "X-O Manowar" leads the charge into battle.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Cary Nord, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 25th, 2012

Secret Avengers #21.1

Cap and Hawkeye have a heart-to-heart the only way they know how: by arguing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 29th, 2012

Legion Of Monsters #4

Things are looking grim for Elsa and the Legion of Monsters as they try to save the world from a monster infection, but teamwork and smarts will save the day when rocket launchers won’t!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Juan Doe
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 22nd, 2012

Secret Avengers #21

Warren Ellis’s six-issue tenure on “Secret Avengers” comes to an end with “Nextwave” collaborator Stuart Immonen on art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 15th, 2012

The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 1

If you wish to preserve your childhood memory, know you can never go home. This comic lays out a boring foundation for its entirety.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Brian Holguin
Artists:
Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 11th, 2012

Secret Avengers #20

Natasha bounces back and forth in time in an effort to save her team that dies in the opening pages of this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 1st, 2012

Legion Of Monsters #3

This Morbius-centric issue drops plenty of exposition to push the story along.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Juan Doe
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 23rd, 2011

Avengers Origins: Thor #1

Thor goes from rambunctious youth to cocky adult. Sif goes from blonde hair to black. Loki stays the same.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Al Barrionuevo, Michel Lacombe, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 4th, 2011

Avengers Origins: The Scarlet With & Quicksilver #1

“Avengers Origins” continues with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. You’d be better off buying an old Essentials.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Mirco Pierfederici
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 28th, 2011

Secret Avengers #19

A trip to Eastern Europe means superpowered criminals, suave spy Moon Knight, and Steve Rogers getting into street fights. Oh, and a damn good comic book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Brian Thies
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 26th, 2011

Legion Of Monsters #2

Monster Hunter Elsa Bloodstone and the Legion of Monsters team up to investigate a devastating infection running through the local demon population.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Juan Doe
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 19th, 2011

Avengers Origins: Vision #1

The Vision gets his moment in the spotlight with this latest “Avengers Origins” issue. This issue sets the bar high for the rest of this series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Stephane Perger
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 9th, 2011

Avengers Origins: Ant-Man & the Wasp #1

The beginning of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne’s relationship is delivered here, tweaked and modified to be “more relevant.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Stephanie Hans
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 6th, 2011

Secret Avengers #18

Warren Ellis delivers another great standalone “Secret Avengers” tale with a small cast and powerful artist.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
David Aja, Raul Allen
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 27th, 2011

Secret Avengers #17

Some Secret Avengers fight a truck.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 1st, 2011

Wolverine: Debt of Death #1

Imagine if Sydney Pollack had directed a Wolverine movie 35 years ago. Yeah, this is that good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 9th, 2011

Secret Avengers #16

Warren Ellis and Jamie McKelvie take over "Secret Avengers" and make it a comic to be reckoned with in one single stroke.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 1st, 2011

Secret Warriors #28

It’s the last issue, so, obviously, it’s new reader friendly! Jump aboard and see what the hype is about!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 30th, 2011

Secret Warriors #27

The strength of Fury’s glorious scene alone is just enough to carry the rest of this set-up issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 29th, 2011

Secret Avengers #13

"Secret Avengers" takes on the siege of Washington DC, and coincidences aside, it's a fun story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza, Rick Ketcham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 26th, 2011

Secret Avengers #12.1

The Secret Avengers have 30 minutes to save one life out of hundreds. Because Steve Rogers says so!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 1st, 2011

Secret Warriors #26

Nick Fury knows what he’s doing, right?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 15th, 2011

Fear Itself: The Home Front #1

"We may be home to Asgardians now, but we were first and always home to Broxtonians. Our town is open to everyone as long as you show each other some respect."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Peter Milligan, Howard Chaykin, Jim McCann
Artists:
Mike Mayhew, Elia Bonetti, Howard Chaykin, Pepe Larraz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 6th, 2011

Secret Avengers #11

John Steele’s secret history revealed!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 4th, 2011

Captain America and the Secret Avengers #1

Black Widow and Sharon Carter team up on a mission that’s all sparkle and no polish.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 2nd, 2011
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