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Iron Man/Thor (FCBD) #1

Think of it as an early look at Matt Fraction's "Thor" run. Or see it as an introduction to two characters that new readers should have a passing familiarity with already. Either way, it's a hit.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
May 2nd, 2010

Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #2

Roy Harper struggles to adapt to the changes made to his life.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. T. Krul
Artists:
Mike Mayhew, Andy Troy, Geraldo Borges, Kevin Sharpe, Mario Alquiza, Mark McKenna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 29th, 2010

Wall-E #5

The second Wall-E story arc finally gets started, and it's a wondrous mix of animated art with the themes and style of the movie.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Bryce Carlson
Artists:
Morgan Luthi
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
April 23rd, 2010

Doomwar #3

The Black Panthers and Fantastic Four prepare to take on Doom, while we see Doom as the possible savior of the world.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Scott Eaton, Andy Lanning, Robert Campanella
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 21st, 2010

Kato Origins #1

Kato is drawn into the murder of a Korean man in Chinatown and must hide the secret that he’s actually Japanese, not Korean.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Colton Worley
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 21st, 2010

The Flash Secret Files and Origins 2010 #1

A nearly full-size Barry Allen story and plenty of background info on the worlds of two Flashes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 9th, 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

Wall-E #4

"Wall-E" is serving up a series of prequels, which is a nice idea in theory but ends up not being that gripping.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Bryce Carlson
Artists:
Morgan Luthi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 29th, 2010

Justice League: The Rise of Arsenal #1

The former sidekick formerly known as Speedy wakes up and nothing will ever be the same again!!!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 26th, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #608

When is a conclusion not a conclusion? When it's really just the first half of another story, unfortunately.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Harrison Wilcox
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Ryan Stegman, Tom Palmer, Crimelab Studios
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2010

Doomwar #2

"Doomwar" is nowhere near as entertaining as "Siege," but then again, it doesn't set out to be. This is a story that plays from the shadows and foxholes of war.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Andy Lanning, Robert Campanella
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 17th, 2010

Doomwar #1

T’Challa recruits the X-Men in his fight against Doom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Scott Eaton, Andy Lanning, Robert Campanella
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 21st, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #607

"Fall of the Hulks" continues at breakneck speed. Lots of guest stars too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 16th, 2010

Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King #3

Highlights from the life of the young Blackbeard, with all the drama of a basic cable biopic.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Place Napton, Jamie Nash, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez
Artists:
Mario Guevara
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 15th, 2010

Kick Ass #8

Kick Ass and Hit-Girl conclude their hyper-violent adventures.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 27th, 2010

Incredible Hulk #606

"Fall of the Hulks" continues to rage on, with much smashing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Harrison Wilcox
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Ryan Stegman, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 20th, 2010

What If? World War Hulk #1

"What If?" examines the events of "World War Hulk" to see how things could have gone.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Raicht, Michael Gallagher
Artists:
Lucio Parillo, Patrick Spaziante
Reviewer:
James Hunt
December 15th, 2009

Wall-E

The comic boook equivalent of a a silent movie, WALL-E is BOOM!'s latest Disney/Pixar property to make the transition to the printed page.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
J. Torres
Artists:
Morgan Luthi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 10th, 2009

Donald Duck and Friends #347

Donald Duck goes James Bond on us, with some beautiful Italian art.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Fausto Vitaliano
Artists:
Andrea Freccero
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
November 10th, 2009

Blackest Night: Titans #3

"Blackest Night: Titans" ends here with a revelation of how to attack the Black Lanterns and a resolution that promises to bring many of these Titans to the main action.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 29th, 2009

Dark Reign: The List – Punisher #1

After surviving an assassination attempt perpetrated by Frank Castle, Norman Osborn decides to return the favor in his own special way.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 29th, 2009

DCU Halloween Special 2009 #1

Continuing a DCU tradition, this issue features a bunch of fan favorite characters celebrating the Halloween season. The efforts put forth for the stories contained in this issue -- as well as the results -- are mixed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jake Black, Adam Schlagman, Duncan Rouleau, Michael Siglain, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Derek Fridolfs, Ariel Thomas, Amy Wolfram, Joe Harris, Mandy McMurray, Billy Tucci, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Ray McCarthy, Duncan Rouleau, Kelley Jones, Sergio Carrera, Dustin Nguyen, Matt Triano, Pow Rodrix, Marlo Alquiza, Andrei Bressan, Jonboy Meyers, Scott Clark, David Beatty, Billy Tucci, Peter Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2009

Uncle Scrooge #384

Boom!'s "Uncle Scrooge" stands closest to the classic styles of the Disney comics line, but is also the most bland.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Erik Hedman, Stefania Bronzoni
Artists:
Wanda Gattino
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
October 13th, 2009

Blackest Night: Titans #2

"Blackest Night: Titans" is rapidly proving to be every negative pre-impression that you heard about the "Blackest Night" crossover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Ed Benes, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 4th, 2009

Blackest Night: Titans #1

"Blackest Night" falls over Titans Tower. As with anything that falls over Titans Tower, this is going to get ugly, but in a good story kind of way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Ed Benes, Rob Hunter, Jon Sibal, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2009

Superman: Secret Files 2009

"Codename: Patriot" has begun over in the Superbooks. This is a pricey way to get caught up to speed, but for the most part, it is very informative.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, James Robinson, Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns
Artists:
Pete Woods, Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal, Pere Perez, Francis Manapul, Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Matt Camp, Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 16th, 2009

House of Mystery #16

After last issue's explosion of plot, "House of Mystery" suddenly slows to a crawl, but with a thoroughly enjoyable story-within-a-story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr., Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2009

The Amazing Spider-Man #600

If you always wanted to see Hydro-Man escape via toilet, then this book is for you. Of course, the fact that this thing clocks in at 100 pages might interest you too. Oh, and Octo-hostages, but no Octo-mom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Stan Lee, Mark Waid, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Bob Gale, Marc Guggenheim, Zeb Wells, Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Kelly
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Mike McKone, Andy Lanning, Marcos Martin, Colleen Doran, Mario Alberti, Mitch Breitweiser, Derec Donovan, Max Fiumara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2009

The Incredibles: Family Matters #4

As Mr. Incredible asks in this issue, "If you can't trust your family. . . who can you trust?" The first "Incredibles" arc concludes here.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 20th, 2009

The Incredibles: Family Matters #2

"You're just not super anymore." Those words are sure to haunt the nightmares of any super hero. In this case, they're spoken to Mr. Incredible.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 19th, 2009

The Incredibles: Family Matters #1

"The Incredibles: Family Matters" is certainly a fun and successful tie-in, but it understandably can't hit the heights of the original movie.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 30th, 2009

The Death-Defying ‘Devil #4

This series ends with no resolution as to the ‘Devil’s identity questions. But, hey, that was only the main plot, so why would anyone think it would be answered?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 26th, 2009

Secret Six #7

The "Secret Six" ongoing series ends its first storyline, with some nice bits peppered throughout to make it all worthwhile.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Doug Hazlewood, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 10th, 2009

Jack of Fables #31

"Jack of Fables" has all the right elements and ideas, but there's still something that just isn't clicking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Tony Akins, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 27th, 2009

Vixen: Return of the Lion #5

Vixen's battles – internal and external – reach a resolution not to be missed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Cafu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 16th, 2009

Titans #10

In this corner, the Justice League of America! The challenger – the not-so-teen Titans! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Howard Porter, Wayne Faucher, Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2009

The Death-Defying ‘Devil #2

Half of this issue is a fight scene, the rest is a bunch of talking with little said. But there’s a character called the Silver Streak, which is kind of a funny name.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 18th, 2009

Final Crisis #6

Morrison brings an Event Level Crossover series down to a very personal level, all the while reshaping the DCU. And, this issue: Batman's fate!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
JG Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Doug Mahnke, Marco Rudy, Christian Alamy, Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 14th, 2009

Kick-Ass #5

Crude, juvenile, gratuitous, lacking in subtlety, nuance and taste. Other than that, “Kick-Ass” #5 is a great comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 10th, 2009

Vixen: Return of the Lion #4

Mari Jiwe McCabe continues her adventures in her homeland as Intergang bubbles to the surface. Cameos by some Justice Leaguers and some solid fighting round out this issue

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Cafu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 8th, 2009

Death-Defying Devil #1

A solid comic when the action starts, but it lacks an emotional core with an enigmatic hero who may not be what he appears. Not that we care.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Joe Casey
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 11th, 2008

Punisher: War Zone #1

The Punisher versus Ma Gnucci round two begins here with Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon back together again. What’s not to like?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 9th, 2008

Vixen: Return of the Lion #3

Vixen's adventures have garnered the attention of her teammates, who soon find themselves in need of assistance. This title continues to impress, boosted by art that every comic fan should check out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Cafu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 7th, 2008

Vixen: Return of the Lion #2

Vixen's adventures turn into a vision quest as she continues to learn who and what she is in this solo series starring one of the more mysterious members of the current Justice League of America.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Cafu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 9th, 2008

Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion #1

Text-heavy and dripping with cliché, Tucci's Sgt. Rock has little chance to escape the Kubert shadow.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Billy Tucci
Artists:
Billy Tucci
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 5th, 2008

Vixen: Return of the Lion #1

The best character to come out of the Justice League's stint in Detroit hits the shelves in her first solo miniseries as she encounters some shadows from her own past.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Cafu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 2nd, 2008

The Amazing Spider-Man #571

Spider-Man faces both the Thunderbolts and Anti-Venom, and meanwhile Norman Osborn discovers one of Spidey's biggest secrets. By Slott and Romita Jr.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 17th, 2008

Amazing Spider-Man #570

Anti-Venom strikes, and it doesn't look good for Spidey.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 3rd, 2008

Incredible Hercules #120

Drawing a close the "Sacred Invasion", Hercules and his God Squad are finally able to go face-to-face with the Skrulls' gods " Sl'gur't and Kly'bn -- in a hard-hitting adventure.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 20th, 2008

Moon Knight #20

A lost story from Moon Knight's past by Benson and Deodato, plus hefty reprint material.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Benson
Artists:
Mike Deodato Jr.
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 20th, 2008
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