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Red Sonja: The Black Tower #3

Red Sonja and finally faces the villain in the Black Tower in Frank Tieri and Cezar Razek's "Red Sonja: The Black Tower" #3.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Cezar Razek
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 1st, 2014

Flash Gordon Annual 2014 #1

"Flash Gordon Annual 2014" provides a continuity-free collection of stories featuring Alex "Flash" Gordon and his (eventual) supporting cast from creators like Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jeff Parker, Faith Erin Hicks, Craig Rousseau & mor

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jeff Parker, Nate Cosby
Artists:
Chris Eliopoulos, Faith Erin Hicks, Jeremy Treece, Lee Ferguson, Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 28th, 2014

Django/Zorro #1

"Django/Zorro" #1 teams up Django and Don Diego de la Vega in a story written by Quentin Tarrantino ad Matt Wagner that is drawn by Esteve Polls.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2014

Alice Cooper #1

Joe Harris and Eman Casallos don't go for over-the-top shock value in "Alice Cooper" #1, instead settling for a lower-key if somewhat derivative introduction that is nonetheless fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Eman Casallos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

Flash Gordon #5

"Flash Gordon" #5 involves a biomass, Hawkmen, Skyrens and the usual trio of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Doctor Zarkov, as imagined by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Sandy Jarrell and Richard Case.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Sandy Jarrell, Richard Case, Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 1st, 2014

Justice, Inc #1

"Justice, Inc." #1, written by Michael Uslan and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, brings a troubled time travel adventure with Doc Savage, the Shadow and the Avenger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Michael Uslan
Artists:
Giovanni Timpano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2014

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

"Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" #1 feels like a modern-day rediscovery of a classic Kirby concept, which is exactly what it is, courtesy of writer Joe Casey and artists Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg and Ulises Farinas.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Ulises Farinas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2014

The Devilers #1

All hell breaks loose in the middle of the Vatican, thanks to writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Matt Triano in their comic book, "The Devilers" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Matt Triano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 16th, 2014

The Lone Ranger #25

"The Lone Ranger" #25 gives Ande Parks and Esteve Polls a chance to ride off into the sunset alongside Tonto and the Lone Ranger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 18th, 2014

Flash Gordon #1

Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire, and a whole lot of confidence combine for one of the best books of the week by a country mile in "Flash Gordon" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 11th, 2014

Kings Watch #5

"Kings Watch" #5 wraps up the series that teams Flash Gordon, Mandrake and the Phantom in an adventure written by Jeff Parker with Marc Laming art.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Mark Laming
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 9th, 2014

Red Sonja and Cub #1

While in Khitai, Red Sonja must protect a young girl until she reaches her wedding in Jim Zub and Jonathan Lau's "Red Sonja and Cub" One-Shot.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 7th, 2014

Red Sonja #7

Sonja begins a new quest to collect the world's greatest artisans, starting with a master chef in Gail Simone & Walter Geovani's "Red Sonja" #7.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 24th, 2014

Li'l Sonja #1

Jim Zub, Joel Carroll and Andrew Elder deliver a "Li'l Sonja" #1 that is charming and kid-friendly but without layers.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jim Zub, Roger Langridge
Artists:
Joel Carroll
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 3rd, 2014

Archer & Armstrong #17

"Sect Civil War" wraps up and our title heroes find themselves at the end of one act and the beginning of the next in Fred Van Lente, Khari Evans & ChrisCross' "Archer & Armstrong" #17.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 17th, 2014

Legends of Red Sonja #2

"Legends of Red Sonja" #2 has a lot of fun playing with the nature of story -- and so does Red Sonja herself.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone, Meljean Brook, Tamora Pierce
Artists:
Jack Jadon, Mel Rubi, Cassandra James
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 9th, 2013

Red Sonja #5

Simone continues to write a strong lead character for "Red Sonja" #5, setting a meaningful stage for the final issue of this first arc.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 25th, 2013

The Cute Girl Network

Utterly delightful, M.K. Reed, Greg Means and Joe Flood's quick-moving rom-comic "The Cute Girl Network" transforms a dirty hipster love story into something genuine and relevant.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
M.K. Reed, Greg Means
Artists:
Joe Flood
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 22nd, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #15

"Archer & Armstrong" #15 has Fred Van Lente and Khari Evans follow Armstrong and Ivar throughout time, even as the Sect continues rear its ugly head and Armstrong deals with Archer's departure.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

Archer and Armstrong #14

A jumping on point for "Archer and Armstrong"? Let's see what Fred Van Lente and Khari Evans bring to "Archer and Armstrong" #14.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 14th, 2013

Eternal Warrior #2

"Eternal Warrior" #2 has Greg Pak, Trevor Hairsine and Clayton Crain show how and why Gilad has retired from defending the Earth, even as his family has come back to haunt him.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2013

Eternal Warrior #1

Solid writing and fantastic art mark the Eternal Warrior's return to the stands, but the story chooses to focus on moments that make it feel jumpy and unsatisfying.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
September 13th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #13

"Archer & Armstrong" #13 wraps up the adventure in the Faraway, and Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez bring this scattered story together in a strong way as things get strained between our heroes.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2013

Kings Watch #1

"Kings Watch" #1 features the Phantom, Flash Gordon and Mandrake interpreted through the lens of Jeff Parker's writing and Marc Laming's art.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Marc Laming
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 12th, 2013

Harbinger #15

In "Harbinger" #15 by Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson, the Renegades recover from fighting in the Harbinger Wars by giving themselves a "Perfect Day," that concludes with a psychologically and physically intense cliffhanger.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Stefano Gaudiano, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 19th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #12

"Archer & Armstrong" #12 continues the duo's adventures in the Faraway, but with dinosaurs, aliens, time-displaced cults, a sibling assassin and General Redacted, it feels like Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez crammed in too much.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 16th, 2013

Red Sonja #1

Red Sonja hits the restart button, giving Gail Simone and Walter Geovani a chance to start things fresh with "Red Sonja" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 18th, 2013

Uncanny #1

"Uncanny" #1 begins Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell's new ongoing series and crime story about Weaver, a man on the make who has an empty life and an impressive but limited supernatural power.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 28th, 2013

Battlestar Galactica #1

"Battlestar Galactica" #1 from Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Cezar Razek takes fans back to the original show and plays with temporal weapons, but it won't give readers time back.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Cezar Razek
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 15th, 2013

The Lone Ranger #13

"The Lone Ranger" #13 from Ande Parks and Esteve Polls is a thin standalone tale of the eponymous hero freeing some Chinese female slaves from a deplorable man.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 27th, 2013

Happy! #4

Grant Morrison and Darick Roberton's "Happy!" #4 wraps up the series, but even in this final issue about a search for a missing child, the pacing seems deliberately slow and unbalanced.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

The Shadow: Year One #1

"The Shadow: Year One" #1 from Matt Wagner and Wilfredo Torres is a superb tale of Lamont Cranston returning home in his early years to find plenty of evil to fight in New York.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Wilfredo Torres
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 20th, 2013

Numbercruncher #1

Si Spurrier and PJ Holden's story of love, reincarnation, thugs and mathematicians is collected, colored and expanded for this mini-series, and based off the opening chapter we're in for a good time.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Si Spurrier
Artists:
PJ Holden
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 18th, 2013

Red Sonja: Unchained #1

"Red Sonja: Unchained" #1 from Peter V. Brett and Jack Jadsen has Red Sonja deal with the actions of the last one-shot as she sets up the next tale.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Peter V. Brett
Artists:
Jack Jadsen
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 14th, 2013

Masks #1

Other than the swanky Alex Ross art "Masks" #1 offers readers a solid story from Chris Roberson that features the Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, and a drawing of Zorro.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 30th, 2012

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
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