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Detective Comics #863

Despite being plagued with artist switcheroos, "Detective Comics" still makes you eager for more Batwoman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Jock, Scott Kolins, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 1st, 2010

Supergod #3

Meet the man without sanity that can perceive time and choose which path to walk in this series that examines the concept of superhumanity from a different perspective.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Garrie Gastonny, Nursalimsyah
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 29th, 2010

1,000 Comic Books You Must Read

This is Tony Isabella's personal reflection on the "1000 Comic Books You Must Read," and it is an interesting start to an idea that could really grow some legs.

Publisher:
Krause
Writer:
Tony Isabella
Artists:
Shawn Williams, Rachael Knier
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 14th, 2010

Detective Comics #682

The second part of “Cutter” is mostly filler with good art, while the Question second feature is a lot of fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Jock, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 8th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #4

"JSA All-Stars" is already starting to feel a little tired, which isn't good when you're just hitting issue #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 5th, 2010

First Wave #1

Pulp heroes sharing a single world as Brian Azzarello introduces three separate plots and Rags Morales delivers some good art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 3rd, 2010

JSA All-Stars #3

"JSA All-Stars" is in a strange position thanks to odd scheduling, where its subplots are more interesting than the main story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 11th, 2010

Ultimate X #1

Older comic fans will come running at the sight of Arthur Adams' name on the cover. Heck, I could be listed as writer and comic fans would still buy it just for the Arthur Adams drawings.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Arthur Adams, Mark Roslan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 2nd, 2010

Detective Comics #861

Jock steps in to draw three issues of "Detective Comics," and Rucka's script matches his new artist perfectly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Jock, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 31st, 2010

Robocop #1

This comic book sequel to the Verhoeven film reaches at that connection, but not much else.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Fabiano Neves
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 30th, 2010

Punisher MAX: Get Castle #1

Don't let the Welsh setting fool you, there's nothing out of the ordinary in this Punisher story.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Laurence Campbell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 5th, 2010

All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder Vol. 1

One of the most infamous books of the past five years, there’s more to this book than many give credit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 4th, 2010

Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore

Dennis O'Neil and Curt Swan famously de-power Superman in some classic comics from the Bronze Age.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dennis O'Neil
Artists:
Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 30th, 2009

Detective Comics #860

This may be the last great issue of "Detective Comics" for a while, but great it is.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 26th, 2009

X-Men Forever #13

A solid issue that has Illyana become Black Magick and her brother and friends try to restore her.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 11th, 2009

JSA All-Stars #1

"JSA All-Stars" has a more manageable cast size than the old "Justice Society of America" book, but we'll see how it goes from here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Willliams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2009

Detective Comics #859

Pound for pound, the best superhero comic being published right now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J. H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 26th, 2009

X-Men Forever #11

Cliches and a retro-classic feel, but there's something comforting in the storytelling.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 12th, 2009

Detective Comics #858

As though I needed to develop a man-crush on a comic book artist. This issue is crush-inducing, so read at your own risk.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J. H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 30th, 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

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

Detective Comics #857

Williams, Stewart, Hamner, McCaig... best looking superhero comic you’re going to find on the shelves.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 24th, 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

X-Men Forever #5

The X-Men uncover a dark secret about the fate of mutantkind, while Wolverine is laid to rest and Storm’s betrayal is dealt with.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 18th, 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

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

North 40 #1

Avoiding overly decompressed stories is an admirable goal, but Aaron Williams and Fiona Staples seem to go too far the other direction in "North 40."

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Aaron Williams
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #3

This series gets better every issue. In its own absurd way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 2nd, 2009

Skaar: Son Of Hulk #12

This issue is unexceptional, wasting the strength of its artist and delivering a bland story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Ron Lim, Rodney Buchemi, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 30th, 2009

X-Men Forever #2

"X-Men Forever" is one of those rare series that makes you wonder why, exactly, it's being published.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 28th, 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

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1

The crossover between the Avengers and X-Men begins here with a riot in San Francisco that the X-Men can’t control, so Norman Osborn is called in to restore order.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Marc Silvestri, Michael Broussard, Eric Basaldua, Tyler Kirkham, Sheldon Mitchell, Joe Weems, Marco Galli, Rick Basaldua, Jason Gorder, Jay Leisten, Sal Regla, Jon Sibal, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 23rd, 2009

X-Men Forever #1

It’s 1991 again, and the X-Men are taking on the remnants of Magneto’s acolytes following the destruction of Asteroid M.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 16th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2

"Final Crisis Aftermath: Run!" is all about a sad-sack villain trying to survive in a world that he clearly isn't suited for, and about the nature of super-villains in general.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 7th, 2009

Incredible Hercules #129

Herc and Amadeus journey into the underworld, but it's a bit different than you might expect.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Ryan Stegman, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 31st, 2009

X-Men Forever Alpha #1

Reprints X-Men (Vol. 2) #1-3 as a primer for the forthcoming series, "X-Men Forever."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 26th, 2009

Impaler #3

Matt Timson's art is the star of this show, but the story's worth a read as well.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
William Harms
Artists:
Matt Timson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 26th, 2009

Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Romulans #1

“Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Romulans” is a decent comic, but provides little new information for longtime fans and maybe not enough for new readers.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Ian Edgington
Artists:
Wagner Reis
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 20th, 2009

Hulk #12

"Hulk" dishes up more dumb fun, but having the other Defenders in the mix with the Red Hulk somehow makes it more entertaining than normal.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 19th, 2009

House of Mystery #13

"House of Mystery" takes a brief detour to its old horror anthology roots, and while it's entertaining enough, regular readers of the new "House of Mystery" might be slightly frustrated.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Neil Adams, Ralph Reese, Eric Powell, Sergio Aragones, Josh Adams
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 17th, 2009

The Man with No Name #10

While the writing is passable, the art simply can’t match Sergio Leone’s visual masterpieces that so define these characters and their world.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Luke Lieberman, Matt Wolpert
Artists:
Diego Bernard
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 13th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1

The Human Flame is on the move, and he isn't afraid to burn bridges along the way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 6th, 2009

Detective Comics #853

The conclusion of "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" is strong, but in a position where it can't possibly live up to expectations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 27th, 2009

Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1

Marvel continues to celebrate their septuagenarian publishing history with a tribute to Namor, the Sub-Mariner with work from Roy Thomas and Bill Everett, among others.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roy Thomas, Mark Shultz, Bill Everett
Artists:
Mitch Breitweiser, Al Williamson, Bill Everett
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 14th, 2009

Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #1

Comedy anthology including D-Man, American Eagle, and the Mini-Marvels.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos, Brian Patchett, Jason Aaron, Chris Giarrusso
Artists:
Jacob Chabot, Xurxo G. Penalta, Richard Isanove, Chris Giarrusso
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 7th, 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

Johnny Monster #1

"Johnny Monster" makes his debut with a self-titled three-issue mini. A monster hunter and teen heartthrob (their words, not mine), Johnny is saving us from those nasty monsters. Or is he?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
J.C. Grande
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 7th, 2009

She-Hulk #38

She-Hulk's title makes another curtain call, bringing her total cancelled titles somewhere into "Aquaman"-like numbers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Steve Scott, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 1st, 2009

Robin #183

This may be the final issue of “Robin,” but Tim Drake is still kicking butt and taking names, and protecting Gotham until someone takes over as the new Batman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 18th, 2009

Batman #686

Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert deliver the first part of “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” and readers won’t be disappointed!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 11th, 2009
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