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Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #7

"Marvel Adventures Super Heroes" quietly offers up an enjoyable slugfest between Thor and Cobra this issue. Yes, of course the story also includes Loki and Odin.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 20th, 2009

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #2

I don't know who at Marvel thought we needed an adaptation of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young, but that person deserves a huge raise.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 20th, 2009

Green Arrow/Black Canary #16

Andrew Kreisberg gets rolling on his first story arc in this issue featuring Merlyn and a tie in to DC's "Faces of Evil" event wannabe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andrew Kreisberg
Artists:
Mike Norton, Joe Rubinstein
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 18th, 2009

The Death-Defying ‘Devil #2

Half of this issue is a fight scene, the rest is a bunch of talking with little said. But there’s a character called the Silver Streak, which is kind of a funny name.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 18th, 2009

X-Men/Spider-Man #3

You might think this is yet another disposable, forgettable four-issue mini, but it's definitely far more than that.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Mario Alberti
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 18th, 2009

The Odyssey #5

The Odyssey seems like it would fit the Marvel Illustrated format quite nicely, but it's just another perfunctory retelling.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roy Thomas
Artists:
Greg Tocchini, Norman Lee, Roland Paris
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 17th, 2009

Booster Gold #16

Dan Jurgens brings "Booster Gold" back up to its old levels of fun with which Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz had infused the book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2009

G. I. Joe #1

Knowing is half the battle, and reading is a way to win that battle. Click on in to find out what you can expect in this latest attempt to relaunch the G. I. Joe comic franchise.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Robert Atkins, Joe Clayton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 15th, 2009

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #47

Sanford Greene's dynamically fluid artwork makes this comic a cut above.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Todd DeZago
Artists:
Sanford Greene, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 15th, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man #583

This mega-selling Obama tie-in may be the worst Spidey comic since Brand New Day launched.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Zeb Wells
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Mark Farmer, Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 15th, 2009

Action Comics #873

"New Krypton" comes to a close, with an ending that is actually more interesting in what's to come, rather than what happens.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Pete Woods, Renato Guedes, Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 14th, 2009

Faces of Evil: Prometheus #1

Eleven years after he debuted, Prometheus is back, as Sterling Gates and Federico Dallocchio explain away everything that happened since Batman turned him into a quadriplegic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 14th, 2009

Punisher: War Zone #5

"The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci" continues here, complete with a battle-damaged pumpkin, a couple explosions, a little bloodshed and some stitches.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 14th, 2009

Gravel #8

Not only does this issue begin the second story arc, but it marks the return of Mike Wolfer on art duties drawing William Gravel.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Mike Wolfer, Warren Ellis
Artists:
Mike Wolfer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 14th, 2009

Final Crisis #6

Morrison brings an Event Level Crossover series down to a very personal level, all the while reshaping the DCU. And, this issue: Batman's fate!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
JG Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Doug Mahnke, Marco Rudy, Christian Alamy, Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 14th, 2009

Deadpool #6

Pointless violence and lame humor do not a good comic book make. Someone should probably tell Daniel Way that.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 13th, 2009

Captain Britain and MI-13 #9

Captain Britain leads MI-13 against Plotka and the Mindless Ones as one of their own turns traitor, and traitor becomes one of their own. By Cornell and Kirk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Mike Collins, Jay Leisten, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 13th, 2009
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