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The Darkness #101

Flying under the banner of "Top Cow Rebirth," a new era begins for "The Darkness" with a new creative team.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Hine, Ron Marz
Artists:
Jeremy Haun, John Tyler Christopher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 21st, 2012

The Darkness #100

The release of "The Darkness II" video game is sure to stir up some interest in Jackie Estacado, but this issue might not be the best prescription for Darkness fever.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Leandro Oliveira, Jose Luis, Joe Weems, Rick Basaldua, Ryan Winn, Alisson Rodrigues, Mike Odle, Katherine French
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 29th, 2012

Invincible #89

The cover declares "The Best Superhero Comic Book in the Universe Just Got Better!" This issue also signals a "bold new direction" for the series but is it worth checking out?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 29th, 2012

Venom #7

It’s Venom Vs. Anti-Venom as Spider-Island takes a turn for the worse.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 1st, 2011

Fear Itself: The Deep #3

penultimate issue of “Fear Itself: The Deep” hurls the makeshift Defenders into the deep end of the pool, but doesn’t do much to encourage them out.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Lee Garbett, David Meikis, John Lucas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 1st, 2011

Venom #6

Plenty of action with a massive spider monster right before we get Venom-Dog. You heard me right.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 19th, 2011

Fear Itself: The Deep #2

Heroes punch the minions of the minion of the big bad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Lee Garbett, David Meikis
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 29th, 2011

Venom #4

Flash Thomspon is the better star of this book than Venom. How interesting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tony Moore, Crimelab! Syndicate
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 2nd, 2011

Fear Itself: The Deep #1

The Defenders re-unite to save New Atlantis from Attuma, who now has a magic hammer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Lee Garbett, David Meikis
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 6th, 2011

Amazing Spider-Man #661

“This changes everything. You’re the ideal choice! These are at-risk kids, and you’ve already made virtually every mistake a young hero possibly could.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Paul Benjamin
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Victor Olazaba, Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 19th, 2011

Venom #2

Kraven the Hunter still manages to shine through Tony Moore’s pencils, even when not given much to do.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tony Moore, Crimelab! Studios
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 1st, 2011

Hawkeye: Blindspot #3

“With one shot, Clint Barton, the marksman known as Hawkeye, destroyed everything I'd worked for.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
Paco Diaz, Valentine De Landro, Lee Weeks, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 18th, 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

Thor #620.1

Hey, it’s a ‘jumping-on’ issue before the finale of an almost year-long story! Written by two guys who don’t normally write “Thor!” Right before a relaunch next month! Makes sense, right?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Mark Brooks
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 24th, 2011

Venom #1

The symbiotic superspy begins his global espionage with a standalone tale of extraction gone wrong.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tony Moore,Crimelab! Studios, Sandu Florea, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 11th, 2011

Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #6

It’s vampires versus the Avengers... for an issue! Nice pacing job there, Millar!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve Dillon, Andy Lanning, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 31st, 2011

X-23 #4

I never thought I'd be enjoying a series starring X-23 and Gambit, but it's nice to be proven wrong.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Will Conrad, Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 3rd, 2011

X-23 #2

Marjorie Liu makes a tie-in to another series still feel natural and like it was her idea all along.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 22nd, 2010

Heroic Age: Superheroes #1

Steve Rogers gives us the low down on every Marvel hero you can think of in play right now. With stats!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Michael Hoskin
Artists:
Various
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 17th, 2010

Thor #614

It’s Thor versus the Dísir as Kieron Gillen concludes his stint on the title.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 8th, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #611

The penultimate chapter of “World War Hulks” delivers some smashing action that is big, loud, and green.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Scott Reed
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Miguel Munera, Jeffrey Huet
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2010

Iron Man Legacy #5

“War of the Iron Men” ends in this issue, with the introduction of a new hero, and the clearing of Tony Stark’s good name.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2010

Thor #612

Last issue, Thor seemed amped to go to Hell and fight some Disir. This issue, eh, everyone just wants to talk. What happened?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 29th, 2010

Deadpool Team-Up #892

Deadpool must save Satana’s soul from a pack of nerds! Oh noes!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 5th, 2010

Mighty Avengers #36

This issue takes a journey into Underspace which is under there. Did you just say, "Under where?" Gotcha! Sorry. Underspace is below the Microverse.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Craig Yeung, Dave Meikis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 3rd, 2010

Iron Man Legacy #1

Stark finds himself at war with someone using Stark technology for evil – or so it seems.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Allen Martinez, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 18th, 2010

Deadpool Team-Up #894

Deadpool. FrankenCastle. This should be dumb and fun and really entertaining. Well, it got the first part right...

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Sanford Greene, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 16th, 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

Mighty Avengers #35

The Mighty Avengers have disbanded – the perfect time for an old enemy to show up!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 28th, 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

Mighty Avengers #34

The Avengers know that Loki is posing as the Scarlet Witch and aim to do something about it, but Loki’s presence is required elsewhere (“Siege”), so don’t expect a satisfying resolution to that plot.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Andrew Currie, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 4th, 2010

Nation X #3

It's the strongest issue of "Nation X" to date, but it's a shame it isn't great instead of just good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chuck Kim, Grace Randolph, Chris Yost, Corey Lewis
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta, James Harrren, Karl Moline, Corey Lewis, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 23rd, 2010

Thor #606

Gillen and Tan set the stage for the title’s role in “Siege” with Thor fighting Doom who happens to be using the Destroyer armor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 26th, 2010

Mighty Avengers #33

Reality punches are thrown. Bad stuff happens. And the Mighty Avengers live to tell the tale.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 20th, 2010

Nation X #2

The second anthology issue that explores life on Utopia is a mixed bag aimed at longtime X-fans rather than the more casual reader.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
CB Cebulski, Jim McCann, John Barber, Tim Fish, Becky Cloonan
Artists:
Mike Choi, David Lopez, Alvardo Lopez, Tim Fish, Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 14th, 2010

Mighty Avengers #32

"Mighty/Dark" starts here, and it's an Avengers tale from top to bottom, stem to stern. This is what "Mighty Avengers" fans have been waiting for.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 16th, 2009

New Avengers #59

Stuart Immonen brings out the best in Brian Bendis' script, in this heist caper issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 26th, 2009

Mighty Avengers #31

At the end of the day, "The Unspoken" ends with an uninspired fight scene.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Sean Chen, Mark Morales, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2009

New Mutants #6

"New Mutants" kicks into high gear with the coming of Necrosha, as Zeb Wells continues his take on Cypher and Warlock.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 28th, 2009

The Incredible Hercules #137

This issue of "Incredible Hercules" follows the continuing journey of Amadeus Cho. The decisions he makes here will play out in these pages for a long time to come.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2009

X-Necrosha #1

The three participating books in "X-Necrosha" show what they've got in store with zombie mutants, and there's some fun stuff up ahead.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Zeb Wells, Mike Carey
Artists:
Clayton Crain, Ibraim Roberson, Laurence Campbell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 27th, 2009

Dark Reign: The List – Secret Warriors #1

We continue to see more of Norman Osborn's list in action. In this instance, one of the items on Osborn's list comes to him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Stan Lee
Artists:
Ed McGuiness, Tom Palmer, Jim Steranko, Joe Sinnott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2009

Mighty Avengers #29

"Mighty Avengers" is amusing, but it actually feels like it's juggling a little too much at once.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 16th, 2009

New Mutants #4

This reads like a throwback to an earlier era, but not in a good way.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Cam Smith, Ed Tadeo, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 24th, 2009

Mighty Avengers #28

The Young Avengers make an appearance in the "Mighty Avengers" this month as someone who is not quite an Avenger is causing trouble for Mighty Avengers and Stature wants to stop it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2009

Dark X-Men: The Beginning #2

Three more stories detailing how the members of the Dark X-Men joined the group. Serviceable at best, tedious and awful at worst.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Rob Williams
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Michel Lacombe, Paco Diaz, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 27th, 2009

Mighty Avengers #27

"Oh my God. He Alpha Flighted 'em." That's right, true believer; some folks get Alpha Flighted in this very issue. Who? Well, that would be spoiling.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 15th, 2009

New Mutants #3

Zeb Wells definitely seems to understand the old "New Mutants" title, but the question still remains on if this can be more than a nostalgia trip.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Cam Smith, Norman Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2009

New Mutants #2

Everything old is new again, especially the old "New Mutants" and their new, old foe who could also have been counted among the team's friends once upon a time.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Cam Smith, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 1st, 2009

New Mutants #1

The original New Mutants reunite in a new title! And it's not bad at all. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Diogene Neves, Cam Smith, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 13th, 2009
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