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The Boys: Highland Laddie #2

Hughie spills his guts, but this tale just feels generic in so many ways.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 17th, 2010

Robocop #6

Nothing like a dose of “Robocop” to help modern-day metro-Detroiters realize things really aren’t that bad.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Unai Dezarate
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 25th, 2010

The Boys: Highland Laddie #1

Hughie leaves the Boys and goes to his hometown in Scotland, but it isn’t as great as he hoped it would be.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 19th, 2010

The Last Phantom #1

Garish, ugly, and bad-looking. Did I mention that this comic doesn’t have strong visuals?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Eduardo Ferigato
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 18th, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #611

The penultimate chapter of “World War Hulks” delivers some smashing action that is big, loud, and green.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Scott Reed
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Miguel Munera, Jeffrey Huet
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2010

The Boys #44

“Believe” begins, but this issue is mostly fall-out from “The Innocents” with strong character work by Garth Ennis and a great debut for Russ Braun on the book.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 7th, 2010

The Boys #43

Hughie puts himself in harm’s way and pays the price, while Mother’s Milk discovers what Butcher is up to.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 20th, 2010

Expendables #1

An action-adventure tale featuring a bunch of cardboard cutout characters leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe the movie will be more intriguing.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2010

Green Hornet #3

Someone dies! Too bad it’s the obvious choice and the issue isn’t that good.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith
Artists:
Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 28th, 2010

Queen Sonja #6

Jackson Hebert is a heck of an artist, and you get what you'd expect from a Sonja story: metal bikinis, action, intrigue.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson
Artists:
Jackson Herbert
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 23rd, 2010

Kato Origins #1

Kato is drawn into the murder of a Korean man in Chinatown and must hide the secret that he’s actually Japanese, not Korean.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Colton Worley
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 21st, 2010

The Green Hornet: Year One #2

The Green Hornet and Kato stop a gun shipment while we get a window into who they were before putting on the masks.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 14th, 2010

World War Hulks #1

As anthology comics go, "World War Hulks" is all right so long as you aren't expecting too much.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Harrison Wilcox, Scott Reed, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Zach Howard, Ben Oliver, Aluir Amancio, Ramon Rosanas, Ryan Stegman, Ig Guara, Mark Irwin, Terry Austin, Michael Baninski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 8th, 2010

Marvel Zombies 5 #1

Can they keep the over-ripe Marvel Zombies franchise fresh? Yes, they can.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Kano, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 6th, 2010

Black Terror #9

In this densely-packed issue, things are not what they seem, and the Black Terror gets a frightening present.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Phil Hester, Alex Ross
Artists:
Mike Lilly
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 28th, 2010

Green Hornet: Year One #1

The origin of the Green Hornet and Kato, as told by Wagner and Campbell.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 21st, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #608

When is a conclusion not a conclusion? When it's really just the first half of another story, unfortunately.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Harrison Wilcox
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Ryan Stegman, Tom Palmer, Crimelab Studios
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 20th, 2010

Battlefields: The Firefly and His Majesty #4

The beginning of a new story, a sequel to “The Tankies” has a small German unit fighting in the dying days of the war with a superior tank.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Carlos Ezquerra, Hector Ezquerra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 18th, 2010

Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #1

I blame everyone who didn't buy "The Incredible Hercules" for its cancellation and this resulting mini-series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti, Reilly Brown, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 17th, 2010

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #3

With Disney's new "Alice in Wonderland" film hitting theaters this past weekend, now's a good time to reinvestigate the classic tale told through new means. Just don't be late.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Erica Awano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 9th, 2010

Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk #2

Red Hulk and Thundra go over their shared and convoluted history.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlos Rodriguez, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 1st, 2010

Green Hornet #1

While the foundation from the movie script shows, this first issue is more than just set-up. It's a classic "Open on Action" comic story.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith
Artists:
Phil Hester, Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
February 28th, 2010

Buck Rogers #9

Wilma Deering's in trouble, and this series has some fun with it.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Carlos Rafael
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 26th, 2010

Spider-Man 1602 #5

While there aren’t many surprises, there is plenty of fun, action, and adventure to mark the end of this series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 18th, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #607

"Fall of the Hulks" continues at breakneck speed. Lots of guest stars too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 16th, 2010

Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #1

Sonja fighting another female sword wielder. What more could you want in a "Red Sonja" comic?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Luke Lieberman, Ethan Ryker
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2010

The Lone Ranger #20

A sparse issue, but a good one, as the story builds in intensity.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brett Matthews
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 7th, 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

Incredible Hulk #606

"Fall of the Hulks" continues to rage on, with much smashing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Harrison Wilcox
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Ryan Stegman, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 20th, 2010

Conan: The Weight of the Crown #1

A disappointing effort that focus too much on laborious narration and not enough on Conan killing people.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Darick Robertson
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 14th, 2010

The Incredible Hercules #139

"Incredible Hercules" this month is little more than two teams meeting and fighting, but it's an awfully entertaining fight.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred van Lente
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Reilly Brown
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 26th, 2009

Battlefields: Happy Valley #1

The latest installment of Ennis' series focuses on the colorful crew of a Vickers Wellington bomber -–also dubbed "the Wimpy" after Popeye's friend, J. Wellington Wimpy.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
P. J. Holden
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 25th, 2009

The Complete Alice in Wonderland #1

"Curiouser and curiouser," as Dynamite continues to explore the stories from other media that many a modern comic book reader grew up with. In this case, "Alice in Wonderland."

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Lewis Carroll, Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Erica Awano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 17th, 2009

The Boys #37

The origin of the Frenchman... prepare to laugh, mes amis.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 7th, 2009

Fall of the Hulks: Alpha #1

The story of how the Leader and his gang of “intelligencia” came to be -- and how it dissolved.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Vincenti Cifuentes
Reviewer:
James Hunt
December 4th, 2009

Incredible Hercules #138

"MAMATHOOOOOM!" With some of the best onomatopoeia in comics today, the thunder rolls across the heavenly pages of "Incredible Hercules".

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 24th, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly #5

A great conclusion that is original and also alludes to the films numerous times.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 17th, 2009

Assault on New Olympus #1

Marvel's other big story begins right here. While "Dark Reign" thunders on, a story with great characters and lasting repercussions is brewing right here. All that plus a full day's supply of "Agents of Atlas."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 8th, 2009

The Boys: Herogasm #6

An inauspicious end to “Herogasm” that begs the question: was this series worth it?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 7th, 2009

The Incredible Hercules #137

This issue of "Incredible Hercules" follows the continuing journey of Amadeus Cho. The decisions he makes here will play out in these pages for a long time to come.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2009

The Incredible Hulk #603

"Incredible Hulk" makes both Skaar and Daken interesting. Bet you didn't think that was even possible.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred van Lente
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Michael Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2009

The Incredible Hercules #136

"Incredible Hercules" is even better than your friends are telling you. And that's before you include gods giving each other wedgies.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred van Lente
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Nelson DeCastro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2009

Project Superpowers: Meet the Bad Guys #2

Meet the Revolutionary, an anti-hero who needs the guidance of the Fighting Yank whether he wants it or not!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross, Jim Krueger
Artists:
Mike Lilly, Doug Klauba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 8th, 2009

Sherlock Holmes #5

Did Sherlock Holmes kill a man? Find out in the conclusion of “The Trial of Sherlock Holmes.”

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 5th, 2009

Marvel Zombies Return #4

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" author Seth Grahame-Smith joins the fray, and it's surprisingly unsurprising.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Seth Grahame-Smith
Artists:
Richard Elson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 23rd, 2009

Athena #1

When you're able to get help from the Greek god Hephaestus, you're bound to score some pretty sweet battle gear, so of course your adventures will be captured in comic book form.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Doug Murray
Artists:
Fabiano Neves, Paul Renaud
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 20th, 2009

The Lone Ranger #18

A visually stunning book as the Lone Ranger is arrested.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brett Matthews
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 15th, 2009

Marvel Zombies Return #1

Zombie Spider-Man arrives in a 60s-inspired Marvel Universe -- and chaos, naturally, ensues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 6th, 2009

Exiles #6

The third “Exiles” series concludes after six issues despite quality writing and art, sadly.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 1st, 2009

The Boys #34

The Boys take on Stormfront, the ‘Nazi Superman,’ in a brutal, vicious fight that is far better than the simple concept would suggest thanks to Garth Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Carlos Ezquerra, Hector Ezquerra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 31st, 2009
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