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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

Incredible Hulks #618

The Dead want Marlo?!?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Yacine Elghorri
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 13th, 2010

Ant-Man & Wasp #2

The shrinking odd couple butt heads hilariously while stomping some A.I.M. goons. All around fun!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Tim Seeley, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 3rd, 2010

Bring the Thunder #1

Wayne Russell is a para-rescuer in Afghanistan and is about to become something else entirely. Plus, he loves David Bowie, so that’s something in his favor.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Jai Nitz
Artists:
Wilson Tortosa
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 1st, 2010

The Boys #49

And we thought the Homelander was unsettled before, this is truly a broken man.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 1st, 2010

The Boys: Highland Laddie #4

Not the smutty gross out you think it might be, this title shows one of the best relationships in comics, and its slow implosion.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 18th, 2010

Chaos War: Thor #1

“Fine. The god-thing’s eyes were bright with suffering and death, spite and loathing and in that moment what it loathed more than anything was the hammer-wielding warrior who dared oppose it.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Brian Ching, Rick Ketcham
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2010

Ant-Man & the Wasp #1

“Fine. Then I guess this is a job for Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Tim Seeley, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 11th, 2010

Chaos War #3

Did we say five issues? We really only meant four. Or maybe not.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Thomas Palmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 7th, 2010

The Boys #48

Everyone is getting their ducks in a row, except for Black Noir. He’s just busy being awesome.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 5th, 2010

The Boys: Highland Laddie #3

Hughie talks, a lot, and something is emitted from Auntie Mary in the toilet, but the ending looks to finally ramp up the relevance of this tie-in title.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 23rd, 2010

Chaos War #2

“Wow. You really are Supergod.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 22nd, 2010

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
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