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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #21 has the series limping towards its conclusion with a mixture of random story elements and lackluster art from Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2013

Jupiter's Legacy #1

Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 plumbs familiar territory with the family tree of a super-powered family, but there's a promise to this start that hasn't been present for a while in Millar's scripts

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Frank Quitely
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 24th, 2013

Thunderbolts #2

"Thunderbolts" #7 from Daniel Way and Phil Noto is a thin issue of a team book that's enjoyable but doesn't really have much to it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 27th, 2013

Ghost #4

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto's "Ghost" #4 wraps up this initial mini-series, with enough plot and exposition mixed in to support the upcoming ongoing series, as well as provide a hook so readers want to come back.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 15th, 2013

Aliens Vs. Parker #1

"Aliens Vs Parker" #1 from Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti and Manuel Bracchi is a very funny books with some heart at its center as a space delivery man attempts to chase possible love.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Scheer, Nick Gionvannetti
Artists:
Manuel Bracchi
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 13th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #19

Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty heat up the overall story arc in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #19, but a lack of focus in this series makes it hard to get that excited about "the Siphon."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Ghost #3

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto serve up some exposition in "Ghost" #3, but the answers to a lot of the title's mysteries end up being satisfying rather than overwhelming.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 14th, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #35

"Uncanny X-Force" #35 wraps up the series, as Rick Remender and Phil Noto deal with the aftermath of "The Final Execution Saga" and for one character, we even have an unexpected happy ending.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 19th, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #34

"Uncanny X-Force" #34 from Rick Remender and Phil Noto is emotional. This is superheroic heartbreak set to the tunes of sliced skin and pounded flesh.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 23rd, 2012

Freelancers #1

Created by Matt Gagnon and Felipe Smith, "Freelancers" #1 has a primary story by Ian Brill and Joshua Covey -- it's a lot for $0.99, but ultimately, a disappointing first issue.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Artists:
Joshua Covey, Felipe Smith
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 8th, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #33

"Uncanny X-Force" #33 continues Rick Remender and Phil Noto's "Final Execution" with a gruesome showdown between Nightcrawler and Blob.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 8th, 2012

Ghost #1

Following the short stories in "Dark Horse Presents" (reprinted as "Ghost" #0), Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto hit the ground running with "Ghost" #1 as we learn more about our title character and start meeting villains.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 25th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #14

Jane Espenson and Karl Moline unleash Billy the Vampire Slayer in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #14, and what could have been cliché or even offensive ends up actually working quite well.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg
Artists:
Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 15th, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #32

As Rick Remender and Phil Noto bring "Uncanny X-Force" closer to December's conclusion, the confrontation between X-Force, the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and Genesis reminds us why this title is a must-read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 3rd, 2012

Ghost

For the first time in over a decade, Ghost returns to her own series written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by Phil Noto. While the pieces are all in place for a strong run, this debut issue falls flat with the focus off the titular character.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 19th, 2012

Steed and Mrs. Peel

BOOM! Studio's ongoing "Steed and Mrs. Peel" series debuts with a #0 issue by Mark Waid and Steve Bryant, but this re-introduction to the Hellfire Club feels like it's lacking a little pizazz even as it captures the overall structure.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Steve Bryant
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #15

With 12 different stories in 88 pages, "Dark Horse Presents" #15 continues to offer a little something for everyone; even as one of the weaker issues, there's still more than enough for your money's worth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Michael Avon Oeming, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear, John Layman, Bo Hampton, Robert Timmell, Arvid Nelson, Nate Cosby, Mike Baron, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming, Phil Noto, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Tony Puryear, Sam Kieth, Bo Hampton, Juan Ferreyra, Evan Shaner, Steve Rude, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Len Wein's story in "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" #2 is competent if forgettable, but Jae Lee's artwork is so beautiful that it's absolutely worth taking a look how this creator's talent is exploding off the page.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Jae Lee, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 9th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2

The Darwyn Cooke-crafted adventures of the Minutemen continue without much fanfare or cause for celebration.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 16th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11

Buffy gets a new job in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #11 and this time it's one that actually looks like a good fit.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 11th, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #13

Ghost returns to Dark Horse's publishing schedule in this anthology and some other interesting stories come along with her.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Andrew Vachss, John Arcudi, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Mike Barron
Artists:
Carla Speed McNeil, Francesco Francavilla, Dean Motter, Sam Kieth, Jonathan Case, Phil Noto, Christopher Mitten, Victor Drujiniu, Geof Darrow, Steve Rude
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2012

Creator Owned Heroes #1

Two short stories by top creators, interviews, and a fair bit of inspiration make the 47-page "Creator Owned Heroes" #1 easily worth the cover price.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Keven Mellon, Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 8th, 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

Higher Earth #1

The basic thrust behind "Higher Earth" is familiar but in doing so it allows Sam Humphries and Francesco Biagini to jump right into the story.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Francesco Biagini, Manuel Bracchi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #8

The exposition arrives in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9" #8 to explain last month's surprise cliffhanger, and everything grinds to a halt.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 15th, 2012

X-23 #21

A bold and entirely fitting final chapter in Laura's ongoing series, cut short too soon.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 19th, 2012

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #7

Between a Buffy and Spike conversation sure to melt the coldest heart and a cliffhanger guaranteed to shock you into speechlessness, this comic pulls no punches.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 14th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6

Buffy considers her life, as a slayer and as a woman, as she tries to come to terms with the right decision about her pregnancy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 8th, 2012

X-23 #20

Laura wrestles with where she should make her home post-Schism in this penultimate issue of “X-23.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 7th, 2012

Angel & Faith #5

The most famous vampire in the world, Harmony, needs the help of Angel Investigations, even if that’s just been whittled down to Angel and Faith.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 1st, 2012

X-23 #14

Laura teams up with the FF in an attempt to discover what’s causing havoc in New York City, while Gambit and Cecilia Reyes look for Laura.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 9th, 2011

X-23 #13

Laura and Gambit travel to Manhattan in search of a boy Laura spared years ago. After dropping Gambit off with an old friend, Laura teams up with Spider-Man to do some big city heroing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 5th, 2011

Wolverine and Jubilee #4

Wolverine tries to rescue Jubilee from her strange prison, while she tries to escape it and exhibits some fascinating new powers in the process.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 23rd, 2011

Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1

Mag, Zone, and the rest fight their way through the post-Dollhouse apocalypse in this prequel/sequel to the TV series.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 4th, 2011

Wolverine and Jubilee #3

Wolverine heads into the deadly Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to retrieve a package for a mysterious vampire as barter for Jubilee’s freedom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 27th, 2011

Widowmaker #4

“Pull any gear you have that goes boom. We’re going to need every bit of explosive power if we’re going to survive.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 10th, 2011

Wolverine and Jubilee #1

21 years later, the pairing of Wolverine and Jubilee still works.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 22nd, 2011

Widowmaker #3

Hawkeye nails a brothel and we find out who Ronin is, this time. Globe-trotting spy-fu fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
David López, Álvaro López
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 17th, 2011

Superboy #3

“A little too busy. Smallville was supposed to be my place away from all the craziness.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 5th, 2011

Superboy #2

There are some rough edges on "Superboy" right now, but nothing that can't be fixed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 8th, 2010

Soldier Zero #2

What is the alien suit that attached itself to Stewart Trautmann? Find out in this issue!

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Stan Lee, Paul Cornell
Artists:
Javier Pina, Sergio Ariño
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 17th, 2010

7 Days From Hell #1

A dead mercenary must kill one mark each week to stay out of hell, and his comic must get the most votes to get more than one issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Bryan Edward Hill, Rob Levin
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 20th, 2010

Soldier Zero #1

Stan Lee’s BOOM!iverse starts here with more of a “pop” than a “BOOM!”

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Stan Lee, Paul Cornell
Artists:
Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2010

Avengers: The Origin #3

The not-quite-yet-Avengers search for the Hulk, while he pretends to be a robot in the circus. And Phil Noto draws an amazing Asgard.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 2nd, 2010

Avengers: The Origin #2

This issue ends with Iron Man uttering the phrase, "So let's get to work." Hopefully they do next issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 9th, 2010

Avengers: The Origin #1

Retelling the formation of the Avengers, as Loki tricks the Hulk into destroying some train tracks and then hacks Rick Jones’s e-mail account (sort of).

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 8th, 2010

Batgirl #8

It was bound to happen. This "Batgirl" series hits its hiccup issue. Hopefully it doesn’t get derailed by it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Talent Caldwell, Yvel Guichet, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 12th, 2010

Batgirl #7

"Batgirl" is slowly finding its way, but it's not quite there yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 11th, 2010

Batgirl #5

The Batman corner of the DC Universe gets kinda cozy and more than a little bit awkward in this issue as Batman and Robin -- Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne -- cross paths with the new Batgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Sandra Hope, Oliver Nome
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 10th, 2009

Batman/Doc Savage Special #1

A typical team-up special that follows the format to a tee, which is disappointing from a writer of Brian Azzarello’s skill.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 11th, 2009
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