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Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1

A fun romp with some interesting choices, "Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration" #1 features the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine and Jessica Jones as well as some other surprising inclusions.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson, Bruce Timm, Stan Lee, Brian Michael Bendis, Tom DeFalco, Len Wein
Artists:
Chris Samnee, Bruce Timm, Michael Gaydos, Stan Goldberg, Scott Hanna, Paul Gulacy, Maris Wicks, Mike Deodato, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kevin Maguire, Joe Quinones, Francesco Francavilla, Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 30th, 2014

Bodies #2

The four detectives struggle to identify the strange body in Si Spencer, Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay and Meghan Hetrick's "Bodies" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 1st, 2014

Justice, Inc #1

"Justice, Inc." #1, written by Michael Uslan and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, brings a troubled time travel adventure with Doc Savage, the Shadow and the Avenger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Michael Uslan
Artists:
Giovanni Timpano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2014

The Lone Ranger #25

"The Lone Ranger" #25 gives Ande Parks and Esteve Polls a chance to ride off into the sunset alongside Tonto and the Lone Ranger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 18th, 2014

Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1

Mark Waid and Neil Edwards introduce readers to Adam Spektor and company in "Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Neil Edwards
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 29th, 2014

Starlight #3

"Starlight" #3 has Duke McQueen finally return to Tantalus, and Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's story of a earthling space hero coming back 20 years later continues to delight thanks to its exuberance.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Goran Parlov
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 14th, 2014

Silver Surfer #2

Dan Slott and Michael Allred's "Silver Surfer" #2 manages to be quirky, charming, and still full of adventure all at once, as the Surfer goes up against the Never Queen.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 2nd, 2014

Afterlife With Archie #4

The entire Archieverse is afflicted with the zombies, which is exactly how Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla want it in "Afterlife With Archie" #4.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 5th, 2014

Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight #5

Alex de Campi and Federica Manfredi present another horrific tale in "Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight" #5.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Little
Artists:
Federica Manfredi
Reviewer:
Matt Little
February 7th, 2014

Afterlife With Archie #3

The zombie apocalypse spreads through Riverdale as Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla move the action to Lodge Manor in "Afterlife With Archie" #3. Oh, and some teens die. This book is awesome.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 13th, 2014

Detective Comics #27

Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and over twenty other top creators admirably and fittingly pay tribute to Batman and the character's enduring legacy on his 75th anniversary in the impressively-assembled "Detective Comics" #27.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, Gregg Hurwitz, Mike Barr, Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Sean Murphy, Bryan Hitch, Ian Bertram, Neal Adams, Guillem March, Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 9th, 2014

The Twilight Zone #1

J. Michael Straczyinski and Guiu Vilanova launch "The Twilight Zone" in its new comic book form for Dynamite Entertainment.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Guiu Vilanova
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 3rd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #9

An "Infinity" crossover drawn by Francesco Francavilla should be spectacular, but "Guardians of the Galaxy" #9 misses the mark in writing, art and shipping date.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2013

Afterlife With Archie #2

The zombie apocalypse hits Riverdale in "Afterlife With Archie" #2, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa brilliantly makes that admittedly-odd notion work, and Francesco Francavilla knows exactly how to make it look horrific while still unmistakably Archi

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 20th, 2013

Avengers Arena #17

Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's "Avengers Arena" #17 has the book poised to cross the finish line, and credit where it's due: everything has finally snapped into place nicely, just in time for the finale.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 14th, 2013

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #10

As "Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time" #10 moves the mini-series towards its conclusion, there's still little advancing in the overall plot, but this unnecessary sequel has great art.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists:
Elena Casagrande
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 11th, 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy #8

"Guardians of the Galaxy" #8 welcomes artist Francesco Francavilla to the Brian Michael Bendis-written "Infinity" crossover issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2013

Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1

Alex de Campi and Chris Peterson deliver the first part of "Bee Vixens from Mars" in "Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Alex de Campi
Artists:
Chris Peterson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 4th, 2013

Mighty Avengers #2

Al Ewing and Greg Land are still setting up their new team in "Mighty Avengers" #2, but there's a lot of promise in this "Infinity" tie-in as the characters defend New York from an alien invasion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 3rd, 2013

Fantomex MAX #1

A shaky, uninspired and ill-conceived start for Fantomex in Andrew Hope and Shawn Crystal's "Fantomex MAX" #1 mini-series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andrew Hope
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 3rd, 2013

Afterlife With Archie #1

"Afterlife With Archie" #1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla is a fantastic horror comic and brings a fresh -- if terrifying -- take on the Archieverse.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Steve Sunu
September 26th, 2013

American Vampire Anthology #1

"American Vampire Anthology" #1 reminds readers why Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's creation is so beloved as more than a score of the comics' industry's biggest names contribute to the legend of Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Gail Simone, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey, Ivo Milazzo, Ray Fawkes, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Tula Lotay, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, JP Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 28th, 2013

Hawkeye #12

Matt Fraction's "Hawkeye" rolls on as one of the best books around, even with guest artists -- of course when Francesco Francavilla is the guest artist, it's an easy feat to accomplish.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 12th, 2013

Red She-Hulk #67

Jeff Parker and company close the chapter they've been diligently constructing as "Red She-Hulk" #67 draws the series to a close.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Patrick Oliffe, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2013

Batwoman #21

What happens when Medusa transforms a second-tier villain into something more dangerous, only to have those powers fade? J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Francesco Francavilla's interlude returns to a forgotten foe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 21st, 2013

The Black Beetle: No Way Out #4

Francesco Francavilla draws a close to "The Black Beetle: No Way Out" #4, giving readers a lot to soak in and enjoy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 12th, 2013

Hawkeye #10

Matt Fraction and guest artist Francesco Francavilla tell the back story of a new character in "Hawkeye" #10, and while seeing more Kate Bishop is a victory, the comic itself never surpasses above average.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 2nd, 2013

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #4

"Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time" #4 has some great visuals from Gary Erskine and Mike Collins, but Scott and David Tipton's story of the 4th Doctor, Leela, and K-9 feels strangely off-pace.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists:
Gary Erskine, Mike Collins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 19th, 2013

Red She-Hulk #63

Aaron Stack and Red She-Hulk are on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. only to find themselves faced with a new threat underground in Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan, and Wellinton Alves "Red She-Hulk" #63.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 8th, 2013

Lost Vegas #1

Jim McCann and Janet Lee reunite for "Lost Vegas" #1, and this look into the gambling mega ship is mostly setting the scene, but there's already enough style and fun that you'll want to read more.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
Janet Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 6th, 2013

The Lone Ranger #13

"The Lone Ranger" #13 from Ande Parks and Esteve Polls is a thin standalone tale of the eponymous hero freeing some Chinese female slaves from a deplorable man.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 27th, 2013

The Black Beetle #2

Francesco Francavilla's "The Black Beetle" #2 proves that the previous issue wasn't a fluke, as it mixes superheroics with hard-boiled crime and high adventure.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2013

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1

"Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time" #1 should be a fun celebration of the show's 50 years, but instead it seems to have no connection to the era it's supposed to be representing.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artists:
Simon Fraser
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 1st, 2013

The Black Beetle #1

Francesco Francavilla brings both the pulp and the goodness to the pulpy heroic goodness of "The Black Beetle" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 16th, 2013

The Black Beetle

"The Black Beetle" #0 by Francesco Francavilla is a moody pulp action comic that scores beautifully on many fronts.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 19th, 2012

Captain America and Black Widow #639

"Captain America and Black Widow" #639 by Cullen Bunn and Francesco Francavilla stumbles a bit, but sets up the final issue of this arc nicely.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 3rd, 2012

Masks #1

Other than the swanky Alex Ross art "Masks" #1 offers readers a solid story from Chris Roberson that features the Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, and a drawing of Zorro.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 30th, 2012

Captain America & Black Widow #638

"Captain America and Black Widow" #638 by Cullen Bunn and Francesco Francavilla continues to explore Kashmir Vennema and the multiverse as our heroes find themselves trapped in a wasteland dimension.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 29th, 2012

Marvel Zombies Halloween #1

"Marvel Zombies Halloween" #1 from Fred Van Lente and Alessandro Vitti is a black romp through a desolate wasteland where heart can still be found for more than eating.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 19th, 2012

American Vampire #31

Pearl Preston has the unwanted opportunity to reflect on her life and her station throughout the course of “American Vampire” #31 leading to a stunning final page reveal.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 26th, 2012

Captain America & Black Widow #636

Cullen Bunn and Francesco Francavilla bring readers part one of a compelling mystery staring Captain America and Black Widow, potentially on opposite sides in "Captain America and Black Widow" #636.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 17th, 2012

Resurrection Man

Is Hooker's boss really who he claims to be and if so, how is that possible? "Resurrection Man" #0 explains all with a few clever twists, delivering a funny yet poignant origin story and an applause-worthy exit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 14th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #13

Ghost returns to Dark Horse's publishing schedule in this anthology and some other interesting stories come along with her.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Andrew Vachss, John Arcudi, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Mike Barron
Artists:
Carla Speed McNeil, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Sam Kieth, Jonathan Case, Phil Noto, Christopher Mitten, Victor Drujiniu, Geof Darrow, Steve Rude
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2012

Swamp Thing #10

Arcane -- Anton Arcane -- returns to challenge Swamp Thing, bringing a full issue of evil scariness with him.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 7th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #11

"Dark Horse Presents" continues to provide a lot of bang for your buck.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla, Steve Horton, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, Mike Richardson, Tim Seeley, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Neal Adams, Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla, Michael Dialynas, Carla Speed McNeil, Christopher Mitten, Evan Dorkin, Victor Drujiniu, Jonathan Case, Geof Darrow, Neal Adams, Luke Radl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2012

Lord of the Jungle #2

The adventures of "I Can't Believe It's Not Tarzan" continue. Now with more Tarzan!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson
Artists:
Roberto Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 2nd, 2012

Captain America & Bucky #625

"Captain America & Bucky" heads in a new direction, exploring the men who took on the identities of Captain America and Bucky after the deaths of Steve Rogers and James Barnes in 1945.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 30th, 2011

Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive #525

So Kingpin, Typhoid Mary, and Lady Bullseye walk into a “Black Panther” comic. . . The problem is, it feels too much like Daredevil's comic book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 10th, 2011

Dark Shadows #1

Dynamite Entertainment’s licensed comic book library continues to grow, adding a vampire series for television nostalgia nuts.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Stuart Manning
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 3rd, 2011

Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive #524

The all new, all different Black Spider-Panther takes down Overdrive and uncovers an even bigger plot in Hell’s Kitchen.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 17th, 2011
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