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Shadowland #5

“The darkness is within you, Matthew. And you are within the darkness. . . trapped within your own self-pity.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 2nd, 2010

New Avengers #6

Wolverine takes a beating, Immonen provides perfect art and the rest of the team is ready for a shake up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Imminen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 12th, 2010

Daredevil #511

So little story progression happens here that you’ll be hard pressed to remember Foggy’s long walk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Roberto De La Torre
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 22nd, 2010

Shadowland #4

Wanna see heroes fight? Hey, don’t ask why! There’s heroes fighting, geddit?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 17th, 2010

New Avengers #4

New York is being invaded by demons and the New Avengers are all that can hold them back. Except it’s not working. We’re screwed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 8th, 2010

Thor #613

Considering the title is just biding time until Matt Fraction and Pasqual Ferry arrive, "Thor" has been a pleasant read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Richard Elson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 26th, 2010

New Avengers #3

Sleek, smooth, self-aware, and stylish. It’s another Bendis and Immonen issue of Spider-Man and his mystic pals.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 18th, 2010

New Avengers #2

A mystical villain attempts to snatch the Eye of Agamotto.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 27th, 2010

Thunderbolts #145

Jeff Parker has brought the Thunderbolts in line, with the help of Luke Cage and artist Kev Walker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
June 27th, 2010

New Avengers #1

Meet the new New Avengers, same as the old New Avengers. But, that’s a good thing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, Art Adams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 16th, 2010

Thor #610

Summoned by Balder, Thor returns to Asgard, or what's left of Asgard.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 29th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #2

Another recruiting issue as we meet the first Hulk, Bruce Banner’s mentor and the man who perfected the formula upon himself.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 19th, 2010

Siege #4

Life and death and the Heroic Age begins.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 13th, 2010

The Fallen #1

The "Siege" of Asgard has ended. This issue deals with the aftermath of one of the deceased of that battle.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 12th, 2010

Siege #4

“Siege” ends and “The Heroic Age” begins. That both happen at the same time without some transition is problematic for a book meant to be a conclusion to the past five years of Marvel plots.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 12th, 2010

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #1

Nick Fury is recruiting Avengers and his first choice? Frank Castle, the Punisher.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 29th, 2010

Ultimate Avengers #6

The first "Ultimate Avengers" story is done, but not without some worthwhile surprises.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 21st, 2010

Thor #608

The Siege of Asgard continues to rage on as this tale adds threads to the fabric woven in "Siege" proper.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Rich Elson, Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 24th, 2010

Siege #3

As far as penultimate issues go, this one is intense: old favorites return, epic battles occur, and the last page is a doozy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 16th, 2010

Girl Comics #1

Marvel's "Girl Comics" is here, but it needs some more "oomph."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Colleen Coover, G. Willow Wilson, Trina Robbins, Valerie D'Orazio, Lucy Knisley, Robin Furth, Agnes Garbowska, Devin Grayson
Artists:
Colleen Coover, Ming Doyle, Stephanie Buscema, Nikki Cook, Sana Takeda, Lucy Knisley, Agnes Garbowska, Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 3rd, 2010

Thor #607

Ragnarok and roll is the name of the game here

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rich Elson, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 23rd, 2010

Siege #2

Asgard is under siege. Like it says in the title.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 2nd, 2010

Siege #1

Marvel christens in the New Year for comics with "an event seven years in the making!" Is it an event worthy of such ballyhoo? Read on.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 4th, 2010

Siege #1

Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel's "Siege" thrives on the sheer pulp insanity of a lot of its concepts.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 4th, 2010

Incorruptible #1

Mark Waid has spun an exciting tale in the pages of "Irredeemable" by telling the story of a hero gone horrible. What happens when a villain tries to make things right? Waid knows and he wants to share.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Jean Diaz, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 15th, 2009

Thor #604

The Thunder God sets about to bring the hammer down upon Doctor Doom. Literally. The problem being Thor is not the first Asgardian to encounter Doom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Billy Tan, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 1st, 2009

Planetary #27

Ten years later, “Planetary” concludes as the team wraps up the final loose end: saving the Third Man.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 7th, 2009

Thor #603

Straczynski’s writing drags a little in this issue, but Marko Djurdjevic delivers some of his best interior work yet.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Marko Djurdjevic, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 30th, 2009

Captain America Reborn #3

"The future of my past. . . " so thinks Steve Rogers as he has an ethereal experience tumbling through his own life. This book is a "Captain America's Greatest Hits" that actually uses those hits to move the story forward.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 2009

Detective Comics #856

J. H. Williams III continues his amazing artistic performance on the lead Batwoman story. The Question back-up is completely skippable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J. H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 29th, 2009

Detective Comics #855

J.H. Williams III. Cully Hamner. Best drawn superhero comic book you’re going to see this month. Guaranteed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 29th, 2009

Detective Comics #854

Sometimes, it really is worth the wait.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 25th, 2009

Buck Rogers #1

The new adventures of "Buck Rogers" begin here. "Begin" is the operative word, as a great deal happens here without resolution.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Carlos Rafael
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 9th, 2009

Agents Of Atlas #6

This may be issue #6 of "Agents of Atlas", but the stories within continue to be timeless tales waiting to be read and re-read. To help make this issue more timeless, Namor makes an appearance and offers some insight.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 3rd, 2009

Astonishing X-Men #29

Bianchi continues to astonish and there's plenty here to enjoy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Simone Bianchi, Andrea Silvestri
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 26th, 2009

Buck Rogers

"Buck Rogers" is still set in the 25th century, and in this issue he brings a gun to a slime fight.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Carlos Rafael
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 22nd, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #508

While plots gain little traction, Matt Fraction’s characterization skills more than make up for that. Greg Land’s art is the same as it always is, so it’s a ‘love it or hate it’ situation there.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 17th, 2009

Irredeemable #1

BOOM! Studios has given Mark Waid room to try out some ideas. "Irredeemable" is one of those ideas, and offers a different take on the superhero concept -- especially the part about power and responsibility.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 30th, 2009

Black Lightning: Year One #6

"Black Lightning: Year One" ends, just as you knew it would with this sixth (of six) issues. Van Meter and Hamner deliver a solid conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 19th, 2009

Thor #600

Have at thee! Marvel returns "Thor" to the numbering that began lo those many years ago with "Journey Into Mystery" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Stan Lee, Chris Giarrusso
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Marko Djurdjevic, Mark Morales, David Aja, Chris Giarusso, Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 11th, 2009

Black Lightning: Year One #1

Van Meter and Hamner reboot Jefferson Pierce as a high school principal with something to prove.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 7th, 2009

Thor #12

J. Michael Straczynski sheds new light on Loki’s past and how he came to be Odin’s adopted son. It was a lie, but that’s to be expected from the god of trickery.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 21st, 2008

Secret Invasion #8

The crossover finale provides a great new direction for the Marvel Universe, but is a little hazy in how it gets there.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 7th, 2008

Secret Invasion #8

With an emphasis on characters over plot movements, Bendis and Yu not only provide a satisfying conclusion to “Secret Invasion,” but also dare readers not to read “Dark Reign.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 3rd, 2008

The Stand: Captain Trips #3

"The Stand" might be moving slowly, but it's a great dramatization of what makes Kings' novels so great: the characterization.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Mike Perkins
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
November 15th, 2008

Secret Invasion #7

The penultimate issue of Marvel's summer event continues the big-screen action and excitement, while giving fans of the Marvel Universe some great "oo!" and "ahhhh!" moments.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 23rd, 2008

The Stand: Captain Trips #1

"The Stand" is an interesting choice of King novels to adapt to comics, but the creative team does a good job using the medium to their advantage, with the exception of the mixed case lettering.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Mike Perkins
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
September 14th, 2008

Secret Invasion #6

The battle escalates as the Avengers assemble, big time.Lenil Francis Yu, Mark Morales

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Lenil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 10th, 2008

Secret Invasion #5

We check in with our second review of this week's big release, "Secret Invasion" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
August 14th, 2008

Secret Invasion #5

This issue wraps up some dangling threads from all four previous issues and offers the reader a promise of things to come. Yes, one of those dangling issues is the revelation of who was or wasn't a Skrull on the starship that crashed in the Savage La

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2008
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