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Fantastic Four #7

James Robinson uses "Original Sin" to tell an emotional story of betrayal in "Fantastic Four" #7 Leonard Kirk capably handles the present day action, while Dean Haspiel steps in for a nostalgic-looking flashback.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel, Rich Magyar, Dean Haspiel, Nolan Woodard
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 14th, 2014

Fantastic Four #3

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk deliver a grand tour of the Marvel Universe and begin dealing with the ramifications of the assault on New York in "Fantastic Four" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 28th, 2014

Daredevil #1.50

"Daredevil" #1.50 throws one incredible fiftieth birthday bash for The Man Without Fear, with a trio of stories by Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Javier Rodriguez & more that pay a fun and emotional tribute to the character.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Karl Kesel
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alex Maleev, Kurt Kesel, Alvaro Lopez, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 14th, 2014

Fantastic Four #2

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk's "Fantastic Four" #2 runs into the same problem a lot of creators are having with these characters: how to make them exciting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 14th, 2014

Fantastic Four #1

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk get things rolling in the All-New Marvel NOW! debut of Marvel's first family in "Fantastic Four" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 26th, 2014

FF #16

It all comes down to Scott Lang in the final battle against Doctor Doom in Matt Fraction, Lee Allred, Karl Kesel, Michael Allred, and Joe Quinones's "FF" #16.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Lee Allred, Karl Kesel
Artists:
Michael Allred, Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
January 27th, 2014

Fantastic Four #16

The Matt Fraction era of Marvel's first family comes to a close as Karl Kesel, Raffaele Ienco, Joe Quinones and Mike Allred give readers a fantastic sendoff in "Fantastic Four" #16.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Karl Kesel, Lee Allred
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco, Joe Quinones, Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 16th, 2014

Wolverine and the X-Men Annual #1

"Wolverine & The X-Men: Annual" #1 by Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw is the cute, if insignificant, story of what Kid Gladiator has been up to while away from The Jean Grey School For Higher Learning.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong, Karl Kesel, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 2nd, 2013

Fantastic Four #13

Writers Matt Fraction and Karl Kesel take the series on a darkly fascinating detour in "Fantastic Four" #13, while artists Mark Bagley and Joe Rubinstein keep it pleasingly light.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Karl Kesel
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Joe Rubinstein
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 16th, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1

Gail Simone and Derlis Santacruz spin a creepy tale in "Batman: The Dark Knight" #23.1 as we learn the origin of the new Ventriloquist, even as the outside world tries to break in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 5th, 2013

Fearless Defenders #4AU

Cullen Bunn and Phil Jimenez team up to deliver the best of the "Age of Ultron" one-shots in "Fearless Defenders" #4AU.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Phil Jimenez, Karl Kesel, Aaron McConnell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 24th, 2013

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #18

Multiplex pops up as Firestorm tries to find his mother in Dan Jurgens' latest adventure told in the pages of "The Fury of Firestorm: the Nuclear Man" #18.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Ray McCarthy, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 1st, 2013

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #17

It's around the point that Firestorm gets into a fight with the Teen Titans for absolutely no reason at all that Dan Jurgens and Ray McCarthy's "The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man" #17 falls apart.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Ray McCarthy, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 4th, 2013

Aquaman #15

"Aquaman" #15 by Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier continues the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover and shines a spotlight on Aquaman's anguish and loyalties as his past and present, his old family and new allies all converge inevitably

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Art Thibert, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 28th, 2012

Minimum Carnage: Alpha #1

"Minimum Carnage Alpha" #1 is a lot of crossover fun with Carnage doing what he does best and Venom and Scarlet Spider getting equal chance to shine at the hands of Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost and Lan Medina.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn, Christopher Yost
Artists:
Lan Medina, Karl Kesel, Cam Smith, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 4th, 2012

Captain Marvel #3

"Captain Marvel" #3 follows the time-travelling adventures of Carol Danvers as she races into battle alongside the Banshee Squad, a female equivalent to the Howling Commandos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Dexter Soy, Rich Elson, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2012

Fantastic Four #607

Black Panther returns to the pages of "Fantastic Four" and brings a Wakandan history lesson with him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 15th, 2012

X-Factor #237

Banshee and Polaris take Wolfsbane on a road trip in "X-Factor" #237

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 11th, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man #672

“Spider-Island” reaches a dramatic conclusion, pitting Spider-Man against hordes of Spider. . .uh, people?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2011

Captain America: Man Out of Time #5

“You know what Captain America says, Rogers: ‘There’s always a way.’”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 23rd, 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

Captain America: Man Out of Time #3

“Your phones and computers and so forth. . . they’re definitely mad scientist gizmos, but they’re not the real achievement. It’s society itself. The freedom of the people. All people.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Karl Kesel, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 12th, 2011

Captain America: Man Out of Time #1

Time to update Captain America's origin. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 3rd, 2010

Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip #1

Beyond the gimmick, there's not enough oomph in "Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip" to carry it forward.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Karl Kesel
Artists:
Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 1st, 2010

Enter the Heroic Age #1

A sampler of eight-page stories designed to entice you to check out one of five new(ish) titles from Marvel. Perhaps Marvel should have titled it "Tales to Entice."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage, Jeff Parker, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jim McCann
Artists:
Mike McKone, Gabriel Hardman, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Jamie McKelvie, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez, Kevin Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 20th, 2010

Exiles #4

It’s Exiles Vs. Robots as the team land in an android-occupied North America.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Casey Jones, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 7th, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man #593

Spider-Man works overtime to convince New Yorkers that he’s not a threat while trying to get the image of Aunt May in bed with J. Jonah Jameson, Sr. out of his head.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mike McKone, Andy Lanning, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 6th, 2009

Hulk: Broken Worlds #1

An anthology comic that takes a look at various incarnations of the Hulk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Roy Thomas, Paul Benjamin, Peter David
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Herb Trimpe, Karl Kesel, Diego Latorre, Rodney Buchemi, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 11th, 2009

Marvel Apes: Speedball #1

No, seriously. It's Speedball. And he's a monkey. Maybe that's why Joe Quesada's least favorite character got his own one shot?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Karl Kesel, Tom Peyer
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Chad Hardin, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 11th, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man #586

In a break from the regular action, the origin of the villain Menace is laid out for us.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggeinheim
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 17th, 2009

Fantastic Four #563

A slice of life tale is overshadowed by the impending darkness in this disturbingly ominous issue by Millar and Hitch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Cam Smith, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 27th, 2009

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #7

"Marvel Adventures Super Heroes" quietly offers up an enjoyable slugfest between Thor and Cobra this issue. Yes, of course the story also includes Loki and Odin.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 20th, 2009

What If... This Was the Fantastic Four? #1

Mike Wieringo died over a year ago, but Marvel and the Hero Initiative are making sure he isn't forgotten.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Mike Wieringo, Karl Kesel, Art Adams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 2008

Marvel Apes #1

"Marvel Apes" is a bit of a reach conceptually, and is certainly not a book for every fan. It does, however, bring an unexpected charm while providing an escape from the summertime events of the main Marvel Universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Karl Kesel, Tom Peyer
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Barry Kitson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 11th, 2008

Trinity #12

"Trinity" marches on, relentlessly, and with a flair for the average.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mike Norton, Art Thibert, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 25th, 2008

Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? #1

A Skrull-themed anthology title plugs continuity holes and picks up dangling threads, but does it offer anything to people who aren’t "Secret Invasion" completists?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed, Mike Carey, Zeb Wells, Christos N. Gage, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Timothy Green III, Mike Perkins, Raul Trevino, Steve Kurth, Drew Hennessey, Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 17th, 2008
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