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Archer & Armstrong #1

Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry revive "Archer & Armstrong," and while it's not up to the Barry Windsor-Smith levels of greatness, it's still good enough to sit up and take notice.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2012

Avengers Academy #34

Christos Gage and Tom Grummett kick off "Final Exam" in "Avengers Academy" #34, and for an "everything changes" storyline, this opening chapter appears to deliver.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 1st, 2012

Secret Avengers #29

Recovering from the "Avengers Vs. X-Men" crossover, "Secret Avengers" #29 sees the team short on Avengers, choosing to play up the secrets with an appearance by the new Masters of Evil.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Masks & Mobsters #1

Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson's "Masks & Mobsters" #1 is a cape/crime mash up that takes the tone of '50s pulp and blends it with modern story sensibilities in a fantastic manner.

Publisher:
Monkeybrain Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Mike Henderson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 26th, 2012

The Infernal Man-Thing #2

"The Infernal Man-Thing" is ill-served by its new format, but is a good (if unintentional) swan song for the late Steve Gerber, as well as a showcase for Kevin Nowlan.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Steve Gerber
Artists:
Kevin Nowlan, John Buscema, Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 23rd, 2012

Batwoman #11

J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Trevor McCarthy wrap up the second arc of "Batwoman" with a disappointing whimper instead of a bang.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 23rd, 2012

Justice League #11

"Justice League" #11's overall ideas involving the ghosts of loved ones aren't bad, but this chapter in particular feels like everyone's vamping for time before the big conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Gary Frank, Scott Williams, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 20th, 2012

The Infernal Man-Thing #1

"The Infernal Man-Thing" reads like bizarre Alan Moore and as such retains quality while subverting theme and tone.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Steve Gerber
Artists:
Kevin Nowlan
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 6th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1

"Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" #1 is a superbly illustrated but strangely incongruous origin story for this most enigmatic of the Watchmen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Jae Lee
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 5th, 2012

Justice League #10

"Justice League" #10 features the big reveal of DC's next major villain as well as the return of Black Adam!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Glapion, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 2nd, 2012

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1

Andy Kubert and his father, Joe, bring the Kubert magic to the origin of the Nite Owl. Unfortunately, the story is less inspiring.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Len Wein
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 28th, 2012

New Crusaders #2

A new superhero team pitched right into the kid market.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Ian Flynn
Artists:
Ben Bates, Gary Martin
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 28th, 2012

Batwoman #10

For a storyline being told out-of-order, "Batwoman" #10 still comes together nicely.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 20th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

"Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre" #1 looks beautiful, but there's not much behind the great art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Len Wein
Artists:
Amanda Conner, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1

Opening "Before Watchmen" comics with "Minutemen" #1 by Darwyn Cooke was an extremely smart move on DC's part.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Len Wein
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2012

Godzilla #1

"Godzilla" #1 a smashfest as Godzilla pisses off the wrong man.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Duan Swierczynski
Artists:
Simon Gane
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 24th, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth #1

A tie-in to the current "Amazing Spider-Man" story featuring Union Jack and Big Hero 6

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams, Brian Clevinger
Artists:
Thony Silas, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 22nd, 2012

Justice League #9

Jim Lee returns to the art chores and the story of Shazam! continues in the backup of "Justice League" #9.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 17th, 2012

New Crusaders #1

The new Red Circle makes its digital debut with "The New Crusaders."

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Ian Flynn
Artists:
Ben Bates, Gary Martin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 16th, 2012

DC Comics - The New 52 Free Comic Book Day Special Edition #1

Free comics have been used with moderate to very good success for starting new series and ideas. "DC Comics -- The New 52 Free Comic Book Day Special Edition" #1 doesn't quite get it right.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Gene Ha, Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 7th, 2012

Avengers Academy #29

"Avengers Academy" gets dragged into "Avengers vs. X-Men" with a mixed bag of results.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 2012

Justice League #8

Green Arrow has come courting the Justice League for membership and the resulting mix is like oil and water.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda, Ivan Reis, Gary Frank, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #11

"Dark Horse Presents" continues to provide a lot of bang for your buck.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla, Steve Horton, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, Mike Richardson, Tim Seeley, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Neal Adams, Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla, Michael Dialynas, Carla Speed McNeil, Christopher Mitten, Evan Dorkin, Victor Drujiniu, Jonathan Case, Geof Darrow, Neal Adams, Luke Radl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2012

Secret Avengers #25

"Secret Avengers" #25 matches high science with good cape characterization.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 16th, 2012

Glory #25

What's at stake for Riley, Glory and the world at large in Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell's epically bold "Glory."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Ross Campbell
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 15th, 2012

Fear Itself: The Fearless #12

"The Fearless" draws to a close, but does the story actually end?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction, Chris Yost
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Mark Bagley, Danny Miki, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 9th, 2012

Supreme #63

One final Alan Moore script for "Supreme" is published and it makes me yearn for a high-quality collection or two of the rest of his run.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Alan Moore
Artists:
Erik Larsen, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 4th, 2012

Secret Avengers #24

The Secret Avengers are divided and on their way to being conquered by the mechanical Descendants.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 2nd, 2012

Voodoo #7

Joshua Williamson continues his recasting of "Voodoo," but some parts work better than others.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Sami Basri
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 30th, 2012

Daken: Dark Wolverine #23

Daken's solo title comes to a close with a climactic confrontation between Dark Wolverine, The Avengers and the Future Foundation, ending not with a bang but a whimper.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni, Paco Diaz, Riley Rossmo, Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Adam J. Langton
March 29th, 2012

Ghost Rider #9

"Ghost Rider" reaches the end of the road, as Alejandra decides to bring the Spirit of Vengeance knocking on the gates of Hell.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Emmanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 29th, 2012

Smoke and Mirrors #1

"Smoke and Mirrors" offers something most other comics don't: a magic trick the reader can participate in.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong
Artists:
Ryan Browne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 23rd, 2012

Justice League #7

"Justice League" #7 jumps to the present day and we see how the core seven have settled into being a team.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gene Ha, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 22nd, 2012

Batwoman #7

Batwoman continues to try to find her way in the relaunched DC Universe, slowly and methodically finding her way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Amy Reeder, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 19th, 2012

Glory #24

This second issue of the revitalized "Glory" title is about as far from a "Wonder Woman" knockoff as a title could be. It's also a solid read.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Ross Campbell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 14th, 2012

Venom #13.4

How many characters have been banished to Hell in the course of comic book history? Add Venom to the list.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender, Jeff Parker, Rob Williams
Artists:
Lan Medina, Nelson DeCastro, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 1st, 2012

Justice League #6

Five members of the Legion are lost in the past, fighting an unknown number of foes with undefined capabilities making for an enjoyable read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Batt, Mark Irwin, Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 1st, 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

Secret Avengers #23

What are the Adaptoids up? Ant-Man is going to find out, because he’s the best Avenger ever! Oh wait, we may be screwed...

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 27th, 2012

Avengers Academy #26

Jeremy Briggs has come to drive a wedge into the Avengers Academy and it takes an entire issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 23rd, 2012

Glory #23

"Glory" kicks off its re-launch with a bold new creative team and direction.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Ross Campbell
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 16th, 2012

Venom #13.1

The unlikely team of Venom, Ghost Rider, Red Hulk and X-23 confront Blackheart.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Lee Garbett
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 13th, 2012

Secret Avengers #22

Rick Remender and Gabriel Hardman begin their highly anticipated run on “Secret Avengers” with an exciting story that offers up a great slice of Avengers pseudo-nostalgia.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 8th, 2012

Batwoman #6

The Amy Reeder-drawn arc on "Batwoman" finally begins, and it's off to a slow but promising start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Amy Reeder, Richard Friend, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 8th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #8

Dark Horse continues to deliver strong creative teams with "Dark Horse" presents. This issue features the debut of Brian Wood’s new story, “The Massive.”

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Evan Dorkin, Tony Puryear, Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Alan Gordon, Brian Wood, Martin Conaghan, Rich Johnston, Mark J. Butler
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo, Jill Thompson, Tony Puryear, Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Thomas Yeates, Kristian Donaldson, Jimmy Broxton, Simon Rohrmuller, Mark Wheatley
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 5th, 2012

Avengers Academy #25

"Avengers Academy" starts wrapping up its first post-relocation story, but it feels a little bit rushed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 1st, 2012

Voodoo #5

Voodoo, on the verge of completing her mission, makes a discovery.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Sami Basri
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 28th, 2012

Justice League #5

Darkseid makes quick work of our heroes, but that's not the only thing that's a little bit messy about "Justice League" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Mark Irwin, Joe Weems
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 25th, 2012

Captain Atom #5

"Captain Atom" has survived the culling of the "New 52" line. Curious what you've been missing?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2012

Batwoman #5

Batwoman unravels the first part of the Weeping Woman mystery, only to find a larger mystery underneath. Meanwhile Bones and Cameron Chase have uncovered Kate’s identity. That didn’t take long.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 12th, 2012
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