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The Last Phantom #2

Violence is fun! Violence is great! Violence is everything! “The Last Phantom” #2 is awful!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Scott Beatty
Artists:
Eduardo Ferigato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 19th, 2010

Incredible Hulks #614

The Hulk and his team of gamma-irradiated friends team up to infiltrate Cape Canaveral.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 18th, 2010

Chaos War #1

“He was the whole universe before the beginning of everything and he longs to return to that condition.” So speaks Hercules. And people listen. After they get done snickering.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer, Reilly Brown, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2010

Lone Ranger #24

Cavendish and the Lone Ranger come face-to-face (or fist-to-face) and Tonto goes home.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brett Matthews
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2010

The Boys #47

The moment that readers of “The Boys” have feared finally arrives. Hughie and Annie have the conversation that will break your heart.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 6th, 2010

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
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