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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

Iron Man & the Armor Wars #1

Old school Iron Man fans might be crying "Foul!" over this book, but the original Armor Wars was over twenty years ago. Things have changed, and this story is definitely targeted at a modern audience.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Caramagna
Artists:
Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 5th, 2009

Incognito #5

"Incognito" nears its conclusion, but it's no less enthralling; if anything, it's even more so, now.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 21st, 2009

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1

The all-new Uncanny X-Men are here! Well, most of them. OK, so they're the old all-new X-Men. But it does include Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, and Banshee. Wolverine, too!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Scott Gray
Artists:
Roger Cruz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 9th, 2009

War of Kings: Warriors #1

"War of Kings" continues to offer new ways for your wallet to maintain that slimmer summertime figure.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Mahmud A. Asrar, Jeffrey Huet, Carlos Magno, Norman Lee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 8th, 2009

Incognito #4

Things get worse for Zack Overkill. You didn’t think it was possible, but, apparently, it is.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 17th, 2009

Destroyer #2

The best under-the-radar series of the spring, featuring a Kirkman/Walker reunion.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Cory Walker
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 5th, 2009

Incognito #3

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips take a bad situation and both resolve it and make it worse at the same time. And somehow, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 14th, 2009

The Destroyer #1

Turns out, this long-forgotten Golden Age character is still alive and kicking butt. More of the latter than the former.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Cory Walker
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 2nd, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle #68

Swierczynski gives us very little Frank Castle in this issue, and the plot creeps forward.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Michel Lacombe
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 10th, 2009

Incognito #2

Brubaker and Phillips bring the sex and violence into a world of alt-superheroics.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 12th, 2009

The Age of the Sentry #5

A failed attempt to recreate and recapture the Silver Age sensibility with two boring and inane stories.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Jordan D. White
Artists:
Nick Dragotta, Gary Martin, Bill Galvan, Terry Pallot, Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 4th, 2009

Dragon Prince #4

The initial story of "Dragon Prince" from Ron Marz and Lee Moder, wraps with this issue featuring a family reunion rivaling the Skywalkers in "Return of the Jedi."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Lee Moder
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 26th, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle MAX #66

So, you can buy this comic or you can read the solicitation for this comic. They’re pretty much the same thing, except the comic has some lovely art.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Michael Lacombe
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 21st, 2009

Incognito #1

A disappointing debut issue from the usually brilliant Brubaker and Phillips that reads more like an imitation of the pair’s work than the real thing.

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

Hellblazer #250

The short story proves harder to master than you might think, as five different creative teams help celebrate the 250th issue of "Hellblazer."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jamie Delano, Dave Gibbons, China Miéville, Peter Milligan
Artists:
Eddie Campbell, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Rafael Grampà, David Lloyd, Sean Phillips, Stefano Landini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 18th, 2008
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