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Impaler, Volume 1

A vampiric infestation hits New York, and only Vlad the Impaler can help repel the fiends.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
William Harms
Artists:
Nick Postic, Nick Marinkovitch, Francis Tsai
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 11th, 2008

X-Men/Spider-Man #1

It’s nostalgia time in the swingin’ Marvel Sixties, as the X-Men of that era meet up with Spider-Man, courtesy of Kraven and Sinister!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Mario Alberti
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 10th, 2008

Final Crisis: Resist #1

Ryan Sook's art is a big attraction for this "Final Crisis" tie-in, which sheds light on Checkmate's role in the missing month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka,Eric Trautman
Artists:
Ryan Sook,Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
November 10th, 2008

Ultimatum #1

Disaster hits the Ultimate Universe, courtesy of Magneto! By Loeb and Finch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
David Finch, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 10th, 2008

Vixen: Return of the Lion #2

Vixen's adventures turn into a vision quest as she continues to learn who and what she is in this solo series starring one of the more mysterious members of the current Justice League of America.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Cafu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 9th, 2008

Station #4

Competent in its craft, the conclusion to this space station murder mystery lacks ambition and the ability to rise above simple entertainment.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Johanna Stokes
Artists:
Leno Carvalho
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 9th, 2008

Adventure Comics Special Featuring the Guardian #1

A new mystery deepens, as Jimmy Olsen learns more about a sinister plot or two.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Pare Perez
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 8th, 2008

Daredevil and Captain America: Dead on Arrival #1

A reprint from a 2006 Italian story that feels like a relic from an even earlier time.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tito Faraci, Larry Hama
Artists:
Claudio Villa
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 8th, 2008

Terra #1

After a long wait, the new Terra finally gets her own mini-series, and it's off to a solid start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 7th, 2008

Fishtown

Kevin Colden's exploration of a gruesome murder and the even more gruesome truth.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kevin Colden
Artists:
Kevin Colden
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 7th, 2008

Cable #8

Is there anything better than Cable fighting giant cockroach soldiers? Probably, but it does make for a pretty decent comic book!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 6th, 2008

Invincible Iron Man #7

Finally, Spider-Man and Iron Man are back together and Matt Fraction’s strong character work cuts through confusing continuity to deliver the best issue of the series yet.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 6th, 2008

Sandman: The Dream Hunters #1

Ten years after Neil Gaiman originally wrote the "Sandman: The Dream Hunters" novella, P. Craig Russell adapts it into comics, and the end result makes it feel brand new all over again.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
Artists:
P. Craig Russell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 5th, 2008

Gigantic #1

"As we advance, our population becomes more and more dependant on entertainment," is some insight Rick Remender offers into this new title from Dark Horse.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 5th, 2008

Justice Society of America #20

Alternate reality fisticuffs may be boring, but it’s the small character moments and great art that make this issue worth reading.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Alex Ross
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Nathan Massengill, Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 5th, 2008

Marvel Zombies 3 #2

Machine Man Aaron Stack gets the spotlight in this fun-filled bloodbath.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 5th, 2008

Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion #1

Text-heavy and dripping with cliché, Tucci's Sgt. Rock has little chance to escape the Kubert shadow.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Billy Tucci
Artists:
Billy Tucci
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
November 5th, 2008

Back to Brooklyn #2

Put this issue back on the shelf with by-the-numbers crime drama with cliche characters, lackluster writing, and stiff art.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Mihailo Vukelic
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 4th, 2008
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