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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

Free Comic Book Day 2009 Avengers #1

A great introduction to the current “Dark Reign” Marvel Universe with the New and Dark Avengers teaming up to save the world from a Frost Giant.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Jim Cheung, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 6th, 2009

Mighty Avengers #24

This issue is a nice little standalone segment steeped in the goings-on across, and history of, the Marvel Universe. That, and the Avengers meet G.R.A.M.P.A.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 20th, 2009

X-Men Manifest Destiny: Nightcrawler #1

Nightcrawler heads back home to confront his demons, figuratively and literally.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Adrian Syaf, Victor Olazaba, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 9th, 2009

Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1

Jonathan Hickman’s work on the Fantastic Four begins here with cookie cutter characterization and a wonderful premise that has Reed Richards trying to fix the world.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Sean Chen, Lorenzo Ruggiero
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 4th, 2009

X-Men: Kingbreaker #2

A dull and pointless outer space adventure from Yost and Weaver.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Dustin Weaver, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 20th, 2009

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #3

Jason Aaron loves his 70s kung-fu cinema, and it shows in this excellent miniseries.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Stephen Segovia, Paco Diaz Luque, Noah Salonga
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 1st, 2009

X-Men Legacy #219

Why "X-Men: Legacy" isn't really titled "The Adventures of Professor X" is still a mystery, as Carey turns out a competent but slightly forgettable story involving the Juggernaut.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Phil Briones, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 18th, 2008

Captain Britain and MI: 13 #7

Deft character work, the expert juggling of multiple plots, and clean, crisp art make this one of the best superhero books out there.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Michael Bair, Jay Leisten, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 12th, 2008

Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3

Peter and MJ discuss moving their relationship to the next level -- and Ultimate Mysterio attacks! By Brian Bendis and David LaFuente Garcia.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David LaFuente Garcia
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 3rd, 2008

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1

Wolverine returns to San Francisco’s Chinatown, and old scores must be settled! By Aaron and Segovia.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Stephen Segovia
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 29th, 2008

X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1

The X-Men are in San Francisco, so it's time for an anthology title exploring what some of the less prominent members are doing there!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
C.B. Cebulski, Mike Carey, James Asmus
Artists:
Michael Ryan, Victor Olazaba, Chris Burnham, David Yardin
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 8th, 2008

NYX: No Way Home #1

After a long break, the NYX kids pick up shortly after where they left off, with the new creative team of Marjorie Liu and Kalman Andrasofszky.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Kalman Andrasofszky
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 14th, 2008

Patsy Walker: Hellcat #2

How many people expected "Patsy Walker: Hellcat" to be one of the best Marvel comics this summer? Because it absolutely is.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
David Lafuente
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 5th, 2008

Patsy Walker: Hellcat #1

Hellcat is back, and she’s on assignment with the Initiative, tasked with defending... Alaska? Kathryn Immonen writes and Davie LaFuente pencils.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
David LaFuente
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 8th, 2008

X-Men: Divided We Stand #2

While an improvement over the opening issue due to a decreased focus on the “New X-Men” cast, "Divided We Stand" still feels largely skippable except for hardcore mutant completists.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey, Duane Swieczynski, CB Cebulski, Andy Schmidt
Artists:
Scott Eaton, Andrew Hennessey, David Yardin, Frazer Irving, Chris Burnham, David LaFuente
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 25th, 2008
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