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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

Suicide Squad #4

"Suicide Squad" continues to improve every issue, and this issue is no exception.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 15th, 2011

New Mutants #34

Blink's back! But not the one you all knew and loved in "Exiles."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 16th, 2011

New Mutants #33

Following the results of “Schism,” the New Mutants make their decision about where they are going to call home.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David López, Álvaro López
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 3rd, 2011

Suicide Squad #2

Bad character designs aside, "Suicide Squad" is actually shaping up better than expected.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2011

Suicide Squad #1

Task Force X is reinstated, and this time “Suicide Squad” looks to grab more attention than any secret government sponsored team really should.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio, Ransom Getty, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 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

Captain America and Bucky #621

Marvel is helping out their loyal Captain America fans by offering two books with the star-spangled Avenger that feature great art and good stories. This one, however, has more Bucky.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 24th, 2011

Generation Hope #10

Generation Hope expands on a critical moment from “Schism,” as Idie finally comes out of her shell.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Tim Seeley
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 22nd, 2011

New Mutants #29

Another excellent "Fear Itself" tie-in that doesn't require reading "Fear Itself."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David Lafuente
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 13th, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #10

Colleen and the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents square off with the villainous Iron Maiden!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Dan McDaid, Mike Grell, Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 13th, 2011

Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2

A man so broken he cracks everything else he touches. What happens when you place him in the idyllic world of his past?

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 27th, 2011

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2

The Wonder Woman versus Aquaman conflict continues to play out, but it's distinctly less exciting once all the facts are out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Agustin Padilla, Jose Aviles
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 20th, 2011

Captain America #1

Steve Rogers slinging the star-spangled shield in a new number one issue just in time for his big screen premiere. It may be more espionage and spy than superheroic, but it works.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 12th, 2011

Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #1

Easily one of the best issues of the year. This book is an example of exactly what comics can be and do.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 31st, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7

Meet the Iron Maiden, the former T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents enemy who... ran off with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent Dynamo?!?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
CAFU, Bit, Mike Grell, Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 23rd, 2011

Superman/Batman #83

Cullen Bunn and ChrisCross's magically- themed story isn't bad, but it doesn't quite have the punch you'd expect either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
ChrisCross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 24th, 2011

Incognito: Bad Influences #5

This is how “Incognito” ends, with a whimper and not a bang.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 2nd, 2011

FF #1

“The Future Foundation is about changing the world, Peter. Forever. You’re going to love it.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Steve Epting, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 23rd, 2011

Incognito: Bad Influences #4

Overkill travels through a Frank Miller landscape to see he is not a man of that land. He’s now in the mindset to end this tale.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
March 4th, 2011

Incognito: Bad Influences #3

Zack Overkill inches one step closer to…a confrontation or revelation or…something.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 11th, 2011

Red: Eyes Only #1

Cully Hamner proves he can write in “Eyes Only” and delivers career-best art with Val Staples on colors.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Cully Hamner
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 29th, 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

Chaos War: Alpha Flight #1

“Live or die, we do it together. As Alpha Flight!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 24th, 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

Incognito: Bad Influences #1

Zack Overkill is working for the bad guys and still hates his life. The more things change, the more they stay the same, especially in superhero comics.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 31st, 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

Superman/Batman #75

“Holy seventy-fifth issue, Batman!” Time for an extra-sized, extra-priced anniversary celebration.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz, Steven T. Seagle, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, J. T. Krul, Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Duncan Rouleau, Brian Azzarello, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Teddy Kristiansen, Billy Tucci, Adam Hughes, Francis Manapul, Jill Thompson, Shane Davis, Sandra Hope, Rafael Albuquerque, Duncan Rouleau, Lee Bermejo, David Finch, Scott Williams, Gene Ha
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 25th, 2010

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #3

“A badass bear with a hammer” doesn’t quite measure up to a gun-toting gorilla, and this book doesn’t quite measure up to “Atlas.” It’s still a decent read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Gallaher
Artists:
Steve Ellis, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2010

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #2

The continuing adventures of the Winter Guard fill this issue, as they confront former members and the return of a massive, classic Marvel Universe foe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Gallaher
Artists:
Steve Ellis, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2010

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1

It's swinter (thank you "Phineas & Ferb") as the "Winter Guard" hits our summer comics pile.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Gallaher
Artists:
Steve Ellis, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 7th, 2010

The Fallen #1

The "Siege" of Asgard has ended. This issue deals with the aftermath of one of the deceased of that battle.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 12th, 2010

World War Hulks #1

As anthology comics go, "World War Hulks" is all right so long as you aren't expecting too much.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Harrison Wilcox, Scott Reed, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Zach Howard, Ben Oliver, Aluir Amancio, Ramon Rosanas, Ryan Stegman, Ig Guara, Mark Irwin, Terry Austin, Michael Baninski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 8th, 2010

Marvel Zombies 5 #1

Can they keep the over-ripe Marvel Zombies franchise fresh? Yes, they can.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Kano, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 6th, 2010

Marvel Boy: The Uranian #2

Felix Ruiz is the best artist to hit Marvel in recent memory, and the story isn't too shabby, either.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Felix Ruiz, Bill Everett
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 9th, 2010

Strange #4

That was a strange ending. No pun intended.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 9th, 2010

Criminal: The Sinners #4

When an issue of "Criminal" is just ok, it's still head-and-shoulders above the rest.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 2nd, 2010

Marvel Boy: The Uranian #1

While "Siege" may be an event book "seven years in the making," this series is sixty years in the making. Sort of.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Felix Ruiz, Russ Heath, Bill Everett
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 7th, 2010

Criminal: The Sinners #3

Tracy Lawless gets further trapped inside the web of crime, but he's always in control.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 28th, 2009

Criminal: The Sinners #2

Brubaker, Phillips, Staples... as good as always, which is fantastic.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 1st, 2009

Criminal: The Sinners #1

"Criminal" returns in a new mini-series, and it continues to be the best book published by Marvel.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 12th, 2009

Models, Inc #1

As noted in the text page, once upon a time, Captain America was believed dead and the comic book world turned to other Marvel characters to read about, like Millie the Model. Well, Captain America is presumed dead again, so. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Mark Sumerak
Artists:
Vicenc Villagrasa, Terry Pallot, Jorge Molina
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2009

Incognito #6

Brubaker and Phillips conclude this series about a former superpowered criminal in the witness protection program strongly and set up future stories well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 8th, 2009
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