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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

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
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