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Kick-Ass #5

Crude, juvenile, gratuitous, lacking in subtlety, nuance and taste. Other than that, “Kick-Ass” #5 is a great comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 10th, 2009

Wolverine #70

This is the big reveal for the storyline, though it's a little ham-fisted. Still, the art is beautiful.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 9th, 2009

Ultimate Hulk Annual #1

Ultimate Hulk fights Supreme Power’s Zarda in a dispute over his state of dress, by Loeb, McGuinness, and Djurdjevic

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ed McGuinness,Marko Djudjevic, Dexter Vines, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 5th, 2009

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2

Phil Sheldon's journey through the Marvel Universe continues. However, this issue focuses squarely on Phil as his own universe is in the midst of some serious upheaval.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jay Anacleto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 4th, 2009

Green Lantern #36

"Rage of the Red Lanterns" continues as the War of Light is declared upon the universe in an issue jammed with Star Sapphires as well as Red, Blue, and Green Lanterns.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 4th, 2009

Young X-Men #9

This series has turned out to be a pretty good read each and every month.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Roger Martinez, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 4th, 2009

Batman Cacophony #2

Possibly an improvement over issue #1, but Kevin Smith still gives us a Joker that seems obsolete.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin Smith
Artists:
Walter Flanagan, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 4th, 2009

Superman #683

"New Krypton" continues with a big ol' showdown between the DC heroes and the Kryptonians.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jorge Correa Jr, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 4th, 2009

Teen Titans #66

Under the premise of a membership drive, this issue of "Teen Titans" offers little in the way of new members, but this is just the start of a multi-part storyline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Julio Ferriera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 3rd, 2009

Avengers: The Initiative #20

The Secret Invasion aftermath continues here, not with a Dark Reign, but a cleansing rain, set to wash new storylines into the Avengers family of titles.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Drew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 3rd, 2009

Scalped #24

Red Crow is revealed as far more complex and monstrous than thought before in the conclusion to “The Gravel in Your Guts.”

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
RM Guera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 2nd, 2009

Punisher War Journal #26

This series ends with a meditation on the absurd nature of the Marvel universe and the Punisher’s place in it, while he waits to kill some idiots on Christmas.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Andy MacDonald
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 1st, 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

Captain America #45

Consistently one of the best books available, this issue is no exception as past and present are juxtaposed to highlight the differences between the Winter Soldier and the new Captain America.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Luke Ross, Butch Guice, Rick Magyar, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 1st, 2009

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #3

Jason Aaron loves his 70s kung-fu cinema, and it shows in this excellent miniseries.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Stephen Segovia, Paco Diaz Luque, Noah Salonga
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 1st, 2009

Fantastic Four Cosmic-Size Special #1

Veteran scribe Cary Bates tells an FF tale with some interesting psychological depth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cary Bates
Artists:
Bing Cansino
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 1st, 2009

War Machine #1

Greg Pak and Leonardo Manco present a Punisher-esque War Machine.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Leonardo Manco
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 31st, 2008
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