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Savage Hulk #1

"Savage Hulk" #1 has some gorgeous art from Alan Davis and Mark Farmer, but Davis's story -- set immediately after the original "X-Men" #66 -- feels sadly unenergetic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alan Davis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 26th, 2014

Deadpool #30

Deadpool and Dazzler team up to fight vampires in "Deadpool" #30, an "Original Sin" tie-in issue from Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and artist John Lucas.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan
Artists:
John Lucas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 16th, 2014

Thanos Annual #1

Jim Starlin returns to write the character he created four decades ago in "Thanos Annual" #1, and with artist Ron Lim bridges the gap between his classic Thanos stories and upcoming events in a convoluted but enjoyable standalone story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Ron Lim, Andy Smith
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 29th, 2014

All-New Ghost Rider #3

Robbie learns more about what happened to him after the drag race just as that night comes back to haunt him in Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore's "All-New Ghost Rider" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Felipe Smith
Artists:
Tradd Moore
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
May 19th, 2014

All-New Ghost Rider #2

"All-New Ghost Rider" #2 is definitely all-new courtesy Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore when it comes to Ghost Rider's vehicle, but there's enough familiarity that readers shouldn't be lost.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Felipe Smith
Artists:
Tradd Moore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 11th, 2014

Deadpool #27

With a host of creators contributing to it, "Deadpool" #27 features the wedding of Deadpool and a cover with a lot -- a lot -- of characters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Gail Simone, Daniel Way
Artists:
Mike Hawthorne, Scott Koblish, Scott Hepburn, John McCrea, Paco Medina, Juan Velasco, Niko Henrichon, John Timms, Dexter Soy, Alvin Lee, Carlo Barberi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 11th, 2014

All-New Ghost Rider #1

Ghost Rider trades two wheels for four in Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore's "All-New Ghost Rider" #1, a fun new take on the character.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Felipe Smith
Artists:
Tradd Moore
Reviewer:
Matt Little
March 28th, 2014

Iron Man Annual #1

"Iron Man Annual" #1 brings a trio of tales from the mind of Kieron Gillen together under three different artists with unsurprisingly uneven results.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, Agustin Padilla, Scott Hanna, Marcos Marz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2014

Captain America #15

"Captain America" #14 offers up a nice sample of what Rick Remender and Carlos Pacheco bring to the title and continues to change Cap's life in monumental ways.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Mariano Taibo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 27th, 2014

Indestructible Hulk #18

"Inhumanity" hits the Hulk close to home as one of his colleagues is affected by the Terrigen bomb in this story written by Mark Waid with art from Jheremy Raapack, Miguel Sepulveda and Tom Grummett.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Jheremy Raapack, Miguel Sepulveda, Tom Grummett
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 24th, 2014

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #4

"Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" #4 by Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy has the same trippy, psychedelic feel as past issues, and while the mood is getting kind of old storywise, the eclectic art keeps it interesting and moving along well enough.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 13th, 2014

Indestructible Hulk #17.INH

"Indestructible Hulk" #17.INH gets drawn into the "Inhumanity" event, but Mark Waid, Clay Mann, Seth Mann and Miguel Sepulveda present more than a, "Wow, is that an Inhuman?" level of tie-in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 20th, 2013

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #3

Peter Parker's twisted trials escalate when he becomes trapped underwater with his enemies in Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy's "Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
December 9th, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #16

Mahmud Asrar joins Mark Waid to handle the art chores for "Indestructible Hulk"#16 as Bruce Banner tries to get himself and his big green friend back on track to do the most good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 2nd, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #15

Mark Waid wraps up the Hulk’s magical Marvel mystery tour of time with solid characterization but a rough plot in "Indestructible Hulk" #15.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Kim Jacinta
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 22nd, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #14

Mark Waid offers up a time-jumping thrillride in "Indestructible Hulk" #14, but artist Kim Jacinto's disjointed pages don't capture the thrills or deliver as many great moments as well as leadoff artist Mahmud Asrar's initial one

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Kim Jacinto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 28th, 2013

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1

Marvel Knights relaunches the brand with "Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" #1 by Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #11

The cover might be reminiscent of a previous work of Mark Waid’s, but "Indestructible Hulk, Agent of T.I.M.E." #11 shows that Waid is still moving forward with innovative and interesting new adventures for Bruce Banner.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #10

"Indestructible Hulk" #10 by Mark Waid and Matteo Scalera concludes the team-up between Daredevil and The Hulk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 15th, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #9

Writer Mark Waid unites his two flagship Marvel characters in "Indestructible Hulk" #9 with an art assist from Matteo Scalera, as Hulk and Daredevil go on a team-up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2013

Deadpool #7

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Scott Koblish transform Marvel NOW! into Marvel THEN! and make with the funny in "Deadpool" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
Artists:
Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 8th, 2013

Red She-Hulk #63

Aaron Stack and Red She-Hulk are on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. only to find themselves faced with a new threat underground in Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan, and Wellinton Alves "Red She-Hulk" #63.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 8th, 2013

Red She-Hulk #61

In "Red She-Hulk" #61 Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan and Wellington Alves shift the spotlight off of Machine Man and onto the titanic female lead, giving Betty Ross more paneltime than she has had to this point in the series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 7th, 2013

Red She-Hulk #60

Aaron Stack continues to hunt Red She-Hulk, while Red She-Hulk continues to hunt down the super soldier program in Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan and Wellington Alves' "Red She-Hulk" #60.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 10th, 2012

Deadpool #3

"Deadpool" #3 from Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore continues Deadpool’s fight against the evil, resurrected Presidents of the United States. It’s a funny issue but nothing more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
Artists:
Tony Moore
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 4th, 2012

Deadpool #2

"Deadpool" #2 continues the relaunched adventures of the Merc with the Mouth under the guidance of Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore. It also features some undead presidents like John F. Kennedy and George Washington.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
Artists:
Tony Moore
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 23rd, 2012

Red She-Hulk #59

Jeff Parker has taken on the assignment of writing an interesting Betty Ross/Red She-Hulk. While she’s not there yet, in "Red She-Hulk" #59, Parker certainly writes an interesting X-51.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 15th, 2012

Deadpool #1

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore deliver a rollicking adventure chock full of laughs in "Deadpool" #1 as the Merc With A Mouth takes on a cadre of dead presidents.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
Artists:
Tony Moore
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 7th, 2012

Action Comics Annual #1

Cully Hamner delivers the debut of Kryptonite Man and Ryan Sook chips in for the first appearance of the Atomic Skull in "Action Comics Annual" #1 written by Sholly Fisch and "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch, Max Landis
Artists:
Cully Hamner, Ryan Sook
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2012

New Mutants #50

With "New Mutants" #50 Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Felix Ruiz, and Klebs hit the end of the series, but it doesn't so much end as quietly fade away and keeping the door open for more usage of the concept.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Felix Ruiz, Klebs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2012

Red She-Hulk #58

Red She-Hulk gets her own series in the chaos of Marvel NOW! courtesy Jeff Parker and Carlo Pagulayan and, quite appropriately, tears everything up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 15th, 2012

New Mutants #47

"New Mutants" #47 begins the wind-down of the series, and Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Felix Ruiz follow up from the previous storyline with a story about alternate realities sneaking up on you.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Felix Ruiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2012

Swamp Thing #12

“Swamp Thing” #12 picks up part two of the “Rotworld” crossover with “Animal Man” #12 and puts both Alec Holland and Buddy Baker in the cold, black, fetid heart of the Rot’s Kingdom.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Dan Green, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

National Comics: Eternity #1

Jeff Lemire, Cully Hamner and Derec Donovan revive an old character in "National Comics: Eternity" and it's easily the best revamp formerly-Kid Eternity's had in ages.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Cully Hamner, Derec Donovan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

New Mutants #45

Cannonball and Karma reappear from whenever they went and bring a world of trouble for their teammates in "New Mutants" #45

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 16th, 2012

Swamp Thing #11

People will be talking about the last page of "Swamp Thing" #11, but the rest of the issue has a lot to recommend, too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 15th, 2012

New Mutants #44

"New Mutants" kicks off "Fear the Future" with an issue that leaves the readers in the dark, but that's a good thing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 20th, 2012

Hulk #52

"Hulk" #52 concludes the "Haunted Hulk" storyline with the Legion of Monsters, which feels somewhat fitting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlos Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 24th, 2012

Swamp Thing #9

It's the Green versus the Rot in "Swamp Thing" #9 as Swamp Thing battles Abby, newly crowned Queen of the Rot, only to have something worse come to the surface.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 7th, 2012

New Mutants #41

"New Mutants" #41 is fun, but rather slight.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 19th, 2012

New Mutants #40

Credit where it's due, what should have been a disastrous "New Mutants" sequel has turned out to be quite fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 5th, 2012

Hulk #50

Smashing and magic. What more does a Hulk comic need to celebrate its golden anniversary?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Dan Brereton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 5th, 2012

Suicide Squad #7

"The Hunt for Harley Quinn" reveals the clown's new origin and the Squad's line-up changes yet again.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Ig Guara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 15th, 2012

New Mutants #38

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning take "New Mutants" back to the original series' most-hated storyline. Oh boy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 27th, 2012

New Mutants #37

Magma and Mephisto, sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I- N-G...

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 8th, 2012

Venom #13

This is a fun romp but it’s ultimately only that. There’s good to be found, but little great.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tony Moore
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 1st, 2012

Swamp Thing #6

It all comes down to this, as a seven-parter gives us the showdown we've been waiting for.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
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

Suicide Squad #5

Did someone say... riot?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 11th, 2012

New Mutants #35

Be careful, kids. Bad music causes tornados. Also: Middle Chapter Syndrome.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 21st, 2011
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