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Angel: Smile Time #1

An adaptation of a television episode doesn't fly very well.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Scott Tipton
Artists:
David Messina, Elena Casagrande
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 5th, 2009

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #2

The second "Umbrella Academy" mini is a bit lower key, but gives its artistic team a chance to shine.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gerard Way
Artists:
Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 2nd, 2009

Hulk #9

The series' fun and beautifully drawn run continues apace, with the Hulk gloriously getting into fights and the spectacle going strong.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Art Adams, Walden Wong, Frank Cho
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 2nd, 2009

Gigantic #2

Earth is the most popular reality show in the universe, and now its inhabitants know it.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 29th, 2008

X-Men: Kingbreaker #1

The Starjammers free the Starjammer, and Vulcan consolidates his grip on the Shi’ar empire. By Yost and Weaver

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Dustin Weaver, Jamie Mendoza
Reviewer:
James Hunt
December 29th, 2008

The Flash #247

DC wraps up the longest-running post-"Crisis on Infinite Earths" title to make way for life after "Final Crisis". What does this mean for the scarlet speedster? Read on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Alan Burnett
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Jim Calafiore, Andre Coelho, Jacob Eguren, Drew Geraci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 29th, 2008

Trinity #30

Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley, and company continue on their year-long trek through "Trinity" and end up spinning a fun alternate-universe comic not quite like any other.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mike Norton, Art Thibert, Ande Parks
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 28th, 2008

Secret Invasion: Requiem #1

A collection of two vital reprints, framed by eight pages of new story begins to set the stage by addressing the issue of whom the "Mighty Avengers" will be avenging.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Stan Lee, H.E. Huntley, Jim Shooter
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Bob Hall, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 28th, 2008

Rann-Thanagar Holy War #8

Don’t read this comic book. Instead, go buy some old Jim Starlin cosmic comics, because those were great, and this comic is so very bad. Just awful.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Ron Lim, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 27th, 2008

Farscape #1

Boom! Studios brings "Farscape" creator Rockne O'Bannon on board to help helm their new mini-series, but so far it's not quite replicating the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" comic success.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Rockne O'Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Artists:
Tommy Patterson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 27th, 2008

What If? Spider-Man Back in Black #1

Steven Grant asks “What if the Kingpin’s assassin killed Mary Jane?” and the answer will shock you in this thrilling look at how far a man will go for revenge.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Steven Grant
Artists:
Gus Vazquez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 26th, 2008

Batman #683

Grant Morrison’s two-year run comes to a satisfying conclusion as Batman battles through false memories to take on Darkseid’s forces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 24th, 2008

Daredevil #114

"Lady Bullseye" continues to showcase Brubaker and Lark's best Daredevil work thus far.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 24th, 2008

Punisher: War Zone #3

Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's rampage through "Punisher: War Zone" will remind you of their original "Punisher" 12-issue mini-series, and that's a fun thing.

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

Captain America: Theater of War: Operation: Zero Point

The "Captain America: Theater of War" series of single-issue tales continues. This time, Cap is after those pinko commies.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Howard Chaykin
Artists:
Howard Chaykin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 23rd, 2008

New Avengers #48

The New Avengers assemble once again -- but who’ll make the team? By Bendis and Tan

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Billy Tan, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
James Hunt
December 22nd, 2008

Greatest Hits #4

The mystery of the alien invasion deepens, and the hits keep on comin'.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Tischman
Artists:
Glenn Fabry, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 22nd, 2008

Thor #12

J. Michael Straczynski sheds new light on Loki’s past and how he came to be Odin’s adopted son. It was a lie, but that’s to be expected from the god of trickery.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 21st, 2008

The Remnant #1

A mysterious explosion involving a CIA agent kicks off this generic yet entertaining thriller.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Stephen Baldwin, Andrew Cosby, Caleb Monroe
Artists:
Julian Totino Tedesco
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 16th, 2008
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