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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #20

Conceptual problems with the outlook on the Buffy Universe mar this month's entry, featuring a look at the animated series that never made it to air.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens, Eric Wight, Ethen Beavers, Adam Van Wyk
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 27th, 2008

Punisher: War Zone #2

Ma Gnucci, once one of the biggest thorns in the Punisher’s side, is back from the dead -- or is she? By Ennis and Dillon.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
James Hunt
December 23rd, 2008

The Spirit #24

With the Christmas Day release of Frank Miller's interpretation of "The Spirit," this seemed like a great time to check in with Will Eisner's most famous creation on the printed page.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sergio Argones, Mark Evanier
Artists:
Chad Hardin, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 23rd, 2008

Spider-Man: Noir #1

The latest "Noir" title is a disappointing cliche, lacking the dimensions of classic noir fiction.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky
Artists:
Carmine DiGiandomenico
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 23rd, 2008

DCU Holiday Special #1

Joe Kelly and Kevin Maguire do nice work in an otherwise mediocre holiday anthology.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates, Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson, Dan DiDio, Paul Dini, Joe Kelly, Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar, J. C. Vaughn, Amanda McMurray, Rex Ogle, Alan Burnett, Adam Schlagman
Artists:
Karl Kerschl, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Ian Churchill, Dustin Nguyen, Mick Bertilorenzi, Tim Levins, Dan Davis, Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott, Rafael Albuquerque, Michael J. Dimotta, Kevin Maguire, Rodolfo Migliari
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 21st, 2008

Supergirl #36

Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle make Supergirl worth reading.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 21st, 2008

Amazing Spider-Man #581

The grand experiment of the thrice-monthly "Amazing Spider-Man" continues with Dan Slott and Mike McKone's efforts here. Peter goes on a road trip with Harry Osborn and we get to learn about how Harry "came back" from the dead.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Mike McKone, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 19th, 2008

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

X-Files #2

Mulder is poisoned, on the brink of death, and Scully must take down those responsible in the strong conclusion to this mini-series’ first story.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Frank Spotnitz
Artists:
Brian Denham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 18th, 2008

Doktor Sleepless #10

A killer with no identity is caught in Heavenside and Detective Alex Singer has to figure out who he is, why he kills, and what his connection to the good Doktor is.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Ivan Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 18th, 2008

Thor God-Size Special #1

Matt Fraction’s final “Thor” story of 2008 has him joined by four artists as Thor, Loki and Baldur seek to remember Skurge the Executioner.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Dan Brereton, Doug Braithwaite, Michael Allred, Miguel Angel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 18th, 2008

X-Men Legacy #219

Why "X-Men: Legacy" isn't really titled "The Adventures of Professor X" is still a mystery, as Carey turns out a competent but slightly forgettable story involving the Juggernaut.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Phil Briones, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 18th, 2008

Uncanny X-Men #505

"Uncanny X-Men" tries to juggle perhaps one story too many at once, but the end result is still a good sight for sore eyes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 17th, 2008

Terra #4

"Terra" wraps up in this issue, but the adventures of this earth-mover have only just begun. Cue Carpenters music.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 17th, 2008

Invincible Iron Man #8

A "Dark Reign" tie-in, this issue focuses on the hereafter. With the banner of "World's Most Wanted" flying on the cover, Iron Man is not about to have the easiest adventures of his career

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larocca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 17th, 2008

Mighty Avengers #20

Bendis concludes his run on the book with a “Secret Invasion” epilogue that doesn’t do the job, because of a lack of focus.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Jim Cheung, Carlo Pagulayan, Jeffrey Huet
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 17th, 2008

Ex Machina #40

A special done-in-one story puts creators Vaughan and Harris into the comic, for a story that's resonant and entertaining.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Tony Harris, Jim Clark
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
December 17th, 2008

Larry Marder's Beanworld Holiday Special

It's been 15 years since "Tales of the Beanworld" #21, but Larry Marder's bizarre creation is no less charming now than it was then.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Larry Marder
Artists:
Larry Marder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 17th, 2008

Thunderbolts #127

Diggle and De La Torre bring a fresh take on Osborn's opportunistic "heroes."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Roberto De La Torre
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 17th, 2008

Ghost Rider #30

Jason Aaron brilliantly adds to the mythology of the Ghost Rider universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 17th, 2008

Hexed #1

"Hexed" marches far a field from the beaten path, finding the hidden supernatural elements. The title offers an original tale unlike any other found on the racks today.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2008
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