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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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