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The Boys #72

"The Boys" #72 from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, with a little Richard P. Clark, brings the entire run to a close in a simple way with some deeper meaning.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 14th, 2012

Thought Bubble Anthology 2012 #2

"Thought Bubble Anthology" #2 is as brilliant and diverse as the entirety of the comics medium. An absolute, no-excuses must-buy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Lucia Rose Harris, Pete Doree, Skottie Young, Gail Simone, Richard Starkings, Emma Vieceli, Matthew Sheret, Ivan Brandon, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Lee Barnett, Warren Ellis, Kate Beaton, Chris Lackey, JG Ros
Artists:
Sean Phillips, Tony Harris, Skottie Young, Tula Lotay, Boo Cook, Kristyna Baczynski, Emma Vieceli, Leigh Gallagher, Clark Burscough, Richard Hughes, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Ollie Redding, Kate Beaton, Chris
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 12th, 2012

Happy! #2

Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's "Happy!" #2 slows the pace down a bit, and while it's still entertaining, a bit of the initial luster has faded.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2012

The Boys #71

"The Boys" #71 is Billy Butcher's last stand, last con and his last clash and heart-to-heart with Wee Hughie, one last aria by before the curtain, a final all-out reckoning courtesy of Garth Ennis and Russ Braun, and it's a good one.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 8th, 2012

Happy! #1

"Happy!" #1 by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson reads like weakened Mark Millar or Garth Ennis until the arrival of titular character Happy the Horse, upon which the comic reveals its true colors of perky insanity and subtle satire.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 28th, 2012

Damsels #1

"Damsels" #1 offers a look at a shared universe for many favorite leading ladies from fairy tales or legends in a manner that promises to raise many questions before it delivers any answers.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Aneke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1

Steve Darnall, Alex Ross and Jonathan Lau revive Pete Morisi's "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt" at Dynamite Entertainment, but in the process stand to leave out what made the original property entertaining.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Steve Darnall, Alex Ross, Pete Morisi
Artists:
Jonathan Lau, Pete Morisi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 10th, 2012

The Spider #1

"The Spider" is exactly what you want to read. David Liss reintroduces this golden oldie with violent class and indifferent style.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Colton Worley
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 5th, 2012

The Boys #65

The showdown we've all been waiting for finally occurs and it's what we want while being different enough to still excite.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun, John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 4th, 2012

The Boys #64

The Homelander stands revealed as a perverted murderer, while superheroes begin their assault on the White House -- and you just know Butcher is thankful for the opportunity it brings.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 8th, 2012

Lord of the Jungle #2

The adventures of "I Can't Believe It's Not Tarzan" continue. Now with more Tarzan!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson
Artists:
Roberto Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 2nd, 2012

The Bionic Man #7

Steve Austin gets a romantic moment right before the exposition starts dropping like it’s hot.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith, Phil Hester
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 29th, 2012

The Boys #63

Everyone is making their play for their end and it’s not always pretty.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 1st, 2012

Alpha Flight #8

Put the chairs on the tables and turn out the lights in Department H. This iteration of “Alpha Flight” is finished.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 25th, 2012

Lord of the Jungle #1

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Tarzan" was too long a title for this book, but for one hundred pennies, you can check out the origin of young Lord Greystoke.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Arvid Nelson
Artists:
Roberto Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 18th, 2012

The Lone Ranger #1

Ande Parks starts us off with a round tale of a very nasty new world in the wild West.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 4th, 2012

The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #6

The origin of Butcher comes to a close as he joins Mallory’s team and begins to screw with the Supes.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 21st, 2011

Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1

Flash….ah-aahhhhh…he’ll not do very much in this comic that both under-uses the character and yet sets up the world for something fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Alex Ross
Artists:
Daniel Indro, Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 1st, 2011

Alpha Flight #6

It's a shame "Alpha Flight" is back to being a limited series, because this is thoroughly entertaining.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 25th, 2011

The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #4

Last issue, Butcher got married. This issue, Butcher learns to hate superheroes. You knew it was coming.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 24th, 2011

The Boys #59

You will not forget the way Butcher ends this issue. A defining moment for the book and character.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 5th, 2011

The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #3

You’ll only get one chance to see Butcher truly happy. We all know this and Garth Ennis makes the most of it.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 21st, 2011

The Bionic Man #2

While the eponymous lead is broken on an operating table, the villain steps up to steal the show. Roll on, second act!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith, Phil Hester
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 21st, 2011

The Boys #58

The investigation of a prostitute’s murder points to Jack from Jupiter, but Butcher thinks it’s a set up, wondering who would want to frame a member of the Seven.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 10th, 2011

Herc #6.1

Marvel hypes a jumping-on point for "Herc" just in time to cancel it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Mike Grell, Jason Paz, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 3rd, 2011

Incredible Hulks #635

One last time, with feeling: HULK SMASH!!!! Greg Pak leaves the book on a high note, with artist Paul Pelletier.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2011

The Bionic Man #1

Kevin Smith's screenplay doesn’t fit the structure of a comic, nor the tone, and so the outcome is a book that won’t make you laugh or see anything new.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith, Phil Hester
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 24th, 2011

The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1

What shapes a man? The filth he grows up through or the way he cleans himself off?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 20th, 2011

Alpha Flight #2

Take off to the great white north with Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Dale Eaglesham as they give the members of Alpha Flight a reason to be concerned or the future of Canada.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 14th, 2011

The Boys #56

YES! About time this book was silly fun again. This is where it started, and started so well, and it’s glorious to get back into it.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 6th, 2011

Kirby: Genesis #1

We get LaBeouf and Fox Lite, while shimmering projections of what Kirby should not be slide through an entire issue where nothing actually happens.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jack Herbert, Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 15th, 2011

Alpha Flight #1

Canada’s superhero team is back and Canadians want to know... why?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 13th, 2011

Incredible Hulks #630

“So why’s a super villainess coming to you for help?”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 9th, 2011

The Boys #55

Mallory just won’t shut up – bet he podcasts for four hour stretches at a time.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
June 1st, 2011

Kirby: Genesis

If you loved Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross on “Marvels,” you’re sure to love them on a book featuring Jack Kirby characters you’ve never heard of!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross
Artists:
Alex Ross, Jack Herbert
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 29th, 2011

Herc #3

The only thing we have to fear is... um, what is it anyway?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 20th, 2011

Alpha Flight #0.1

"Look. You know I've had my own problems with the department. But I've chosen to change the system from within."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Ben Oliver, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 19th, 2011

The Lone Ranger #25

“This country is changing, Tonto. Maybe for the better. . . maybe for the worse. I think we might have a hand in deciding which it is.”

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brett Matthews
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 11th, 2011

The Boys #54

Why not just write an all-text issue and skip the art? It would have the same effect as what we got in this comic. Except without the bad art.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 9th, 2011

The Lone Ranger & Zorro: The Death of Zorro #2

“I understand that Don Diego was a man to you. . . a husband. As Zorro, though, he was something more. The man may have fallen, but the symbol remains.”

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 13th, 2011

Herc #1

The bad news: "Herc" is distinctly different than "Incredible Hercules." The good news: it's still fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 7th, 2011

The Boys #53

Even superheroes in WWII can be crushed by a tank. Why? Because they’re strong, but still so dumb.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 6th, 2011

The Boys #51

Butcher and Vought-American make some behind-the-scenes moves in preparation of the inevitable Boys/Seven conflict.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 21st, 2011

Incredible Hulk #622

“Shut up! And run. THIS IS MY FIGHT!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Josh Williamson
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Crimelab Studios
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 10th, 2011

Kato Annual #1

“Do me, yourselves, and the sacred arts we practice a favor keep your petty bickering and training separate.”

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 6th, 2011

The Boys: Highland Laddie #6

“The Boys” isn’t producing good spin-off minis, which makes it harder when one good, extended, scene is hidden in these six issues.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 29th, 2011

Incredible Hulk #621

“If I could, I would help you today in all the ways you ask, but know this Bruce Banner. When I grasped that power, I was guided by the wisdom beyond all our ken. And if you weren’t healed then perhaps that is as it should be.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Josh Williamson
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 27th, 2011

Chaos War #5

“Sequence and distance are compressing to infinite/eternal meaninglessness around a single point which even the non-physicists in the room must realize is the bazillion foot tall glowing bearded guy in the skirt.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer, Bob McLeod
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 26th, 2011

The Boys #50

The real origin of the real Butcher. Be warned, then be afraid. And entertained.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 19th, 2011

Chaos War #4

“That thing Athena was right about? You’ll never stop hitting things. It’s all you do. Even as the world crumbles around you. Well, I’m finding a better way.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 19th, 2010
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