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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

Criminal Volume 2 #7

The conclusion to “Bad Night” has Jacob Kurtz confront the pair that’s framing him for murder and release his inner monster in the process.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 4th, 2008

Dragon Prince #2

This series, from Ron Marz and Lee Moder, continues to impress with a fast-paced adventure that investigates the unexplored realm of dragons.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Lee Moder
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 12th, 2008

Age of the Sentry #1

Parker and Tobin each write shorts about the Sentry’s past, set in the Silver Age.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Nick Dragotta, Gary Martin, Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 24th, 2008

Criminal Volume 2 #5

This arc is called "Bad Night" for a reason, and it's not because of the quality of the art or writing,

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 11th, 2008

Cable #6

In the present day, Cyclops wonders whether he made the right decision giving the Messiah Baby to Cable. Presented by Swierczynski, Olivetti and Lacombe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Ariel Olvietti, Michael Lacombe
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 13th, 2008

X-Men: First Class #14

Jeff Parker and Roger Cruz’s retro story in "X-Men: First Class" doesn’t break any new ground, but is still fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Roger Cruz, Colleen Coover
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 4th, 2008

newuniversal: 1959 #1

Kieron Gillen and Greg Scott take on the unenviable task of fleshing out Ellis’ “newuniversal” backstory. Are they demented enough to compete?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Scott, Kody Chamberlain
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 4th, 2008

Criminal #3

"Criminal" wraps up the first storyline of its second season, and it's another winner. This month, we get Danica's tragic story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 6th, 2008

Criminal #2

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips produce the best issue of Criminal yet.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 12th, 2008
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