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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #28

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #28, Chirstos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs reunite the team when unstoppable vengeance demon D'Hoffryn procures the Vampyr book -- because of Buffy. Oops.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Karen O'Brien
June 27th, 2016

Astro City #35

In "Astro City" #35, Kurt Busiek and Ron Randall tell a story of legacies -- both superheroes and otherwise -- with Jack-in-the-Box at its center.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #27

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #27, the gang splinters in the face of adversity, but -- when Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs focus on Xander and Dawn -- the comic really sings.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 2016

Jackpot #1

In Ray Fawkes and Marco Failla's "Jackpot" #1, a sting gone wrong turns out to have bigger, stranger stakes.

Publisher:
AfterShock Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Marco Failla
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 18th, 2016

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

In Cavan Scott and Adriana Melo's "Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor" #1, the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack receive a troubling transmission and their investigation leads them to a very familiar celebrity.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Cavan Scott
Artists:
Adriana Melo
Reviewer:
Leia Calderon
April 14th, 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #25

As "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #25 gears up for its finale, Christos Gage and Megan Levens unleash a nasty surprise on both the readers and characters alike.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Megan Levens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 28th, 2016

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #24

Victor Gischler and Will Conrad give us a pair of conflicts in "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #24, and it's much to their credit that we get two distinctly different approaches as Angel, Faith and company prepare for the end.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 3rd, 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #24

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #24, Christos Gage and Megan Levens inch the series closer to its finale with a long-needed wrap-up of one story element, but this particular chapter feels curiously anticlimactic

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Megan Levens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2016

Astro City #32

In "Astro City" #32, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson kick off a sequel to their "Tarnished Angel" storyline from the late '90s, and this return to superpowered crime noir is even more enjoyable than fans could hope.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2016

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #23

"Angel & Faith: Season 10" #23 roars towards the series' conclusion, and Victor Gischler and Will Conrad do a great job pulling the pieces together as everything goes from bad to worse.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 8th, 2016

Astro City #31

The Living Nightmare returns in "Astro City" #31, but this time Kurt Busiek and guest artist Jesus Merino take Samaritan's foe and show the confrontation primarily from the villain's perspective.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 25th, 2016

Astro City #29

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson use "Astro City" #29 to show us what it's like to grow up as a member of the enemy, other-dimensional race our heroes regularly fight against.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2015

Astro City #28

The story in "Astro City" #28 feels like a remix of Kurt Busiek's greatest hits, but the art by Gary Chaloner and Wade von Grawbadger make sure there's still something different about this comic.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Gary Chaloner, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 23rd, 2015

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Year Two #1

In "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Year Two" #1, Si Spurrier, Rob Williams and Simon Fraser plunge the Doctor and Alice into a problem started by one of the Doctor's past selves, but the present needs more zip to it.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier, Rob Williams
Artists:
Simon Fraser
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 7th, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #19

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs mix familiar emotion and the supernatural in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #19, which is just as good as the original show's high points.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 25th, 2015

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #18

Drusilla's plan is revealed in "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #18, even as Victor Gischler and Cliff Richards firmly tie this series and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" together.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #18

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs's Buffy/Angel team-up concludes in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #18 and, while the characterization is the star of the show, the plotting feels like it takes a back seat.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2015

Astro City #26

Twenty years after the very first "Astro City" comic was published, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson revisit its themes in "Astro City" #26 as we once more investigate Samaritan's dreams.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2015

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards kick off a multi-Doctor storyline that the companions actively try to stop from happening in "Doctor Who Event 2015: Four Doctors," and it's a solid opening chapter.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Neil Edwards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 13th, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #16 brings Angel temporarily back into the fold, giving Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs a chance to revisit their time on "Angel & Faith."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 22nd, 2015

Astro City #23

Meet ticks, a talking gorilla who wants nothing more than to play drums. Unfortunately, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson house him in superhero-centric Astro City, where no one can see past his strength.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 15th, 2015

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1

Cavan Scott quickly gets the voice of Christopher Eccleston's Doctor in "Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor" #1, but Blair Shedd's art feels a little off-model.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Cavan Scott
Artists:
Blair Shedd
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 1st, 2015

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #12

Even though it's a little heavy on exposition, Victor Gischler and Will Conrad make "Angel & Faith Season 10" #12 a solid comic as the series marches forward and the mystery of Fred's revival continues.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 9th, 2015

The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw #3

The champion of Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw" #3 is not what the animals expected, even as deadly forces deadly continue to mill about the crashed city.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 26th, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #10

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" under the hands of Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs continues to quietly slay the competition, as it deals with the price of magic and working for relationships.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 29th, 2014

The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw #2

The Great Champion emerges, but he isn't what anyone expected in Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 8th, 2014

Tooth & Claw #1

"Tooth & Claw" #1 from writer Kurt Busiek and artist Benjamin Dewey, with colors from Jordie Bellaire and letters from Comicraft delivers a clinic on how to introduce a new universe filled with stunning characters.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 5th, 2014

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #4

"Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #4 has a good script from Al Ewing as Alice starts to question her place within the TARDIS, but Boo Cook's art isn't suited to actor likenesses.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Al Ewing, Marc Ellerby
Artists:
Boo Cook, Marc Ellerby
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 3rd, 2014

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1

Robbie Morrison and Dave Taylor give us a "Doctor Who" comic set amidst the current season, but "Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor" #1 suffers by trying to keep up with new characters.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Robbie Morrison
Artists:
Dave Taylor
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 16th, 2014

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #3

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" #3 wraps up its first storyline on a pleasing note, as Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande give us a showdown between the Doctor, Gabby, and the Cerebravores.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Nick Abadzis
Artists:
Elena Casagrande, Michele Pasta, Paolo Villanelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2014

Astro City #15

"Astro City" #15's conclusion to the two-part robot-themed story is awfully sweet, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story veers between too predictable and too out-of-the-blue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2014

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #5

"Angel & Faith Season 10" #5 is really just "Angel Season 10" #5, but Victor Gischler and Derlis Santacruz's story addressing the recent changes in vampires is the best issue to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #5 wraps up the first story of the new season, and Gage, Brendon and Issacs show that the new setup is full of possibilities and fun, even as it's unpredictable.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 23rd, 2014

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1

A licensed comic book can be hard to land tonally, but Al Ewing, Rob Williams, and Simon Fraser nail it on their first try with "Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor" #1.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Marc Ellerby
Artists:
Simon Fraser, Marc Ellerby
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 21st, 2014

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1

"Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor" #1 is off to a quiet but solid start from Nick Abadzis and Elena Casagrande, focusing on a Mexican-American family running a restaurant in Brooklyn.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Nick Abadzis
Artists:
Elena Casagrande, Michele Pasta, Paolo Villanelli, Luca Lamberti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 21st, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #4 delves deeper into the ever-changing vampire powers, while Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, and Rebekah Isaacs investigate Xander, Faith, and Dracula.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 18th, 2014

Astro City #13

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #13 is deliberately told out of order, but no matter what sequence you read the pages in, it's still a fantastic issue that merges love and art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 13th, 2014

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #2

"Angel and Faith Season 10" #2 has Victor Gischler and Will Conrad continue to establish Angel and Faith's new roles now that magic has returned, but you know it's just a matter of time until they intersect again.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 12th, 2014

Astro City #11

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson give readers their take on the Doctor Strange and Wong archetypes in "Astro City" #11, and the end result is a charming story on what it means to be a sorcerer's assistant.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 14th, 2014

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #1

Angel deals with pixie mobs and Faith slays zompyres in the debut issue of Victor Gischler and Will Conrad's "Ange and Faith Season 10" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 4th, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs kick off "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #1 with a strong debut that sets up the new status quo, in what could be the best Buffy "season" to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 19th, 2014

Revenge #1

"Revenge" #1 by Jonathan Ross and Ian Churchill is a contrived and cliché-filled story about just that: revenge, and is also full of violence, gore, sex and bad language, which would be fine if it had any kind of meaningful story.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Ross
Artists:
Ian Churchill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 26th, 2014

Astro City #8

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story about the takedown of Winged Victory continues in "Astro City" #8, and it feels like this story about female empowerment is poised to go somewhere interesting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 17th, 2014

Astro City #5

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson bring back the Broken Man in "Astro City" #5, but while this deliberately jumbled story of story fragments and new characters might not be to everyone's taste, it holds up well on a re-read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 9th, 2013

Angel & Faith #25

With "Angel & Faith" #25, Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs stick the landing in the conclusion of this series, putting a cap on the most successful "Buffyverse" comic series to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2013

Dark Horse Presents #27

"Dark Horse Presents" #27 has far more hits than misses, especially since to David Lapham, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Steve Lieber, Jane Espenson, Karl Moline, Steve Niles, and Menton3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Steve Niles, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Janet Gilbert, Ron Randall, Phil Stanford, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jane Espenson, Andrew Vachss, Mike Richardson, Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
Artists:
David Lapham, Menton3, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Ron Randall, Patric Reynolds, Steve Lieber, Karl Moline, Andy Owens, Dominic Reardon, Melissa Curtin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2013

Astro City #3

"Astro City" #3 concludes the new series' first two-part story, where Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson remind us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2013

Astro City #1

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson debut their new "Astro City" #1, and it's a welcome return to this city of superheroes, even as a new narrative trick for the series is employed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 5th, 2013

Angel & Faith #22

"Angel & Faith" #22 continues the end-run for the series, and even as Giles finally returns, Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs will make you wish that the series could get stretched out a bit longer.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 31st, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #21 has the series limping towards its conclusion with a mixture of random story elements and lackluster art from Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2013
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