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X-Men: Gold #1

"X-Men: Gold" #1 is a collection of five meandering and insignificant stories heavy on nostalgia and with little else to offer by some classic and revered creators.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, Louise Simonson, Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Bob McLeod, Walter Simonson, Bob Wiacek, Pat Olliffe, Jorge Molina, Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 14th, 2013

47 Ronin #2

"47 Ronin" #2 by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai reveals the single, catalytic event of injustice that leaves all of Lord Asano's samurai without a master, paving the way for a legendary and epic revenge plot.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Richardson
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 7th, 2013

47 Ronin #1

Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's "47 Ronin" #1 looks absolutely gorgeous, but the story itself feels a little slow and stilted in this first chapter telling a legend from Japan's past.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Richardson
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 8th, 2012

Savage Dragon #177

Dragon's kids fight a Hulked-Out Osama Bin Laden, while the subplots keep rolling.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Erik Larsen
Artists:
Erik Larsen
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
December 21st, 2011

Savage Dragon #176

A nice done-in-one issue that would be a good introduction to new readers.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Erik Larsen
Artists:
Erik Larsen
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
November 30th, 2011

Wolverine #1000

Five stories make up this anthology one-shot featuring Wolverine. Two feature Werewolves, two are set during the war, and one is missed off the contents page entirely. Oh, well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Spears, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sarah Cross, Vince Hernandez, Mark Simmons
Artists:
Timothy Green, Rafa Garres, Joao Lemos, Luke Ross, Mike Ryan
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 14th, 2011

Daomu #1

Interesting art can't quite lift a lackluster adaptation on the script level.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kennedy Xu, Colin Johnson
Artists:
Ken Chou
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 5th, 2011

Spawn #200

“I’m getting sick and tired of anyone having power of some kind knowing more about me than I do! They want a piece of me, then let’s do it!”

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Todd McFarlane, Robert Kirkman, Jonathan David Goff
Artists:
Todd McFarlane, Michael Golden, Robert Kirkman, Szymon Kudranski, Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 12th, 2011

New Mutants Forever #5

Things don't so much conclude, here, as come to a screeching halt.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Al Rio, Bob McLeod
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 16th, 2010

Curse of the Mutants: X-Men vs. Vampires #1

Another X-Men event, another X-Men anthology comic, but this one isn't as strong as those which preceded it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Christopher Sequeira, Peter David, Rob Williams, Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Raney, Sana Takeda, Mick Bertilorenzi, Doug Braithwaite, Bill Sienkiewicz, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 30th, 2010

New Mutants Forever #1

I have to hand it to all parties involved: this feels like it came immediately after "New Mutants" #54.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Al Rio, Bob McLeod
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2010

X-Women #1

Chris Claremont and Milo Manara write the female X-Men in their own adventure.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Milo Manara
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 10th, 2010

Giant Size X-Men Forever #1

The Shi’ar Imperial Guard arrive on Earth to retrieve Xavier.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Mike Grell, Fernando Blanco, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 7th, 2010

X-Men Forever Annual #1

Wolverine and Phoenix head to a tropical resort, where their attraction to one another develop into something more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 26th, 2010

Avengers Vs. Atlas #4

The Atlas crew finishes their publicity tour as they build momentum towards a renewal of their series next month. In the meantime, we get a decent (but heady) team-up with the Avengers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Jason Aaron
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 25th, 2010

X-Men Forever #20

A blind Sabretooth is a boring Sabretooth in “X-Men Forever,” but that could just be Claremont’s writing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 1st, 2010

Avengers vs. Atlas #3

Hardman's a fine artist and Parker brings a gentle humor to the in-between-fights scenes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Paul Cornell
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 22nd, 2010

X-Men Forever #19

An uneasy blend of backward-looking styles and forward plot momentum.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 10th, 2010

Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas #2

Giant-Man versus Gorilla Man equals Giant-Gorilla-Man! This issue has that to offer, as well as more of Jeff Parker's wit, accompanied by Gabriel Hardman's awesome art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Scott Kurtz
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Zach Howard, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2010

X-Men Forever #17

Oh, no! Rogue took Nightcrawler's powers and appearance! Now Nightcrawler looks human! Mystique is here too!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2010

Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas #1

In a Marvel that's becoming stranger by the month, a bunch of freewheeling 50's throwbacks can fit right in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Takeshi Miyazawa
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 26th, 2010

X-Men Forever #15

The “evil” Storm flees to Wakanda to visit her once-and-future love, T’Challa.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Al Vey, Gary Martin, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 19th, 2010

X-Men Forever #13

A solid issue that has Illyana become Black Magick and her brother and friends try to restore her.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 11th, 2009

Image United #1

It's an interesting idea, but at the end of the first issue it's still more stunt and less story.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2009

Image United #1

Most of the Image founders unite on a mega-event jam reunion action adventure. It isn't very good, though.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 25th, 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

X-Men Forever #11

Cliches and a retro-classic feel, but there's something comforting in the storytelling.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 12th, 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

X-Men Forever #5

The X-Men uncover a dark secret about the fate of mutantkind, while Wolverine is laid to rest and Storm’s betrayal is dealt with.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 18th, 2009

X-Men Forever #2

"X-Men Forever" is one of those rare series that makes you wonder why, exactly, it's being published.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 28th, 2009

X-Men Forever #1

It’s 1991 again, and the X-Men are taking on the remnants of Magneto’s acolytes following the destruction of Asteroid M.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 16th, 2009

X-Men Forever Alpha #1

Reprints X-Men (Vol. 2) #1-3 as a primer for the forthcoming series, "X-Men Forever."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 26th, 2009

X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks #1

Psylocke faces off against her nemesis, the villainous Slaymaster, as he hunts her down over several realities.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont, Adam Warren
Artists:
Scott Clark, Rick Mays
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 31st, 2009

Savage Dragon #145

While many of the titles that helped launch the Image fleet have rebooted or simply faded away, "Savage Dragon" marches forward. This issue is a great jumping on point.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Erik Larsen
Artists:
Erik Larsen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 26th, 2009
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