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X-Force #11

"X-Force" dips into the past for what is a surprisingly interesting take on forgotten and discarded characters in the Marvel Universe's present day.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Artists:
Alina Urusov, Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 5th, 2009

Wonder Woman #28

Looking for a book with gorilla knights, Wonder Women, and threatening menaces returned from beyond our world? Even if you're not, this book is worth thumbing through.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 3rd, 2009

Hero Squared: Love and Death #1

"Hero Squared" returns to Boom! for a final (?) series. If you haven't read "Hero Squared" before, this might be a good hopping on point.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Nathan Watson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 3rd, 2009

Justice Society of America #23

Geoff Johns's final "Justice Society of America" story returns to Black Adam, with a slightly slow but promising first installment.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 1st, 2009

Superman #684

The twelfth installment of the triangle number renaissance is also the first post-"New Krypton" issue in the Man of Steel's primary title. Add in a little Parasite and some Zod and this is an interesting direction to be pointed in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

Faces of Evil: Kobra #1

Faith to Kali Yuga! Kobra rises again to threaten the sanctity of the DC Universe in this "Faces of Evil" one shot.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Julian Liopez, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

As "Marvels: Eye of the Camera" moves closer to the present day, the larger point of this return to Phil Sheldon's life is more clear—and more exciting too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern
Artists:
Jay Anacleto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 1st, 2009

Blue Beetle #35

The penultimate chapter in the adventures of Jaime Reyes finds the "Blue Beetle" once more balancing legacy, family and friends. While this might be the second-to-last issue of this title, it's not too late to join the fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Jacob Eguren
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 1st, 2009

Battlefields: Dear Billy #1

Ennis's "Battlefields" continues with new characters, as we find a nurse with a chance for revenge.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Peter Snejbjerg
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 1st, 2009

Umbrella Academy: Dallas #3

This series might even be better than the original -- and that's quite an achievement.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gerard Way
Artists:
Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 31st, 2009

Star Wars: Legacy #32

"It's a trap!" Those infamous words, bellowed by the most famous of all Mon Calamari echoed through my ears as I decided to give this issue a go. Is it really a trap? Read on. . .

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander
Artists:
Omar Francia
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 29th, 2009

Legion of Super-Heroes #50

Fans of Jim Shooter and Francis Manapul's run on "Legion of Super-Heroes" will be insulted when they discover an entirely different creative team on the final issue of the series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Thyme
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Livesay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 29th, 2009

New Avengers #49

The whereabouts of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’s missing daughter are revealed! The ramifications of Cage joining up with Norman Osborn are felt! And, the Avengers get their first glimpse of Norman Osborn’s new Avengers!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Billy Tan, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 28th, 2009

Glamourpuss #5

Dave Sim concludes his look at Alex Raymond’s art with an eye on what came next, and targets age-defying products. Plus, a special appearance by everyone’s favorite aardvark!

Publisher:
Aardvark-Vanaheim
Writer:
Dave Sim
Artists:
Dave Sim
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 28th, 2009

Final Crisis #7

Grant Morrison tells a story of weight and balance, with a final issue delivering a satisfying conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Drew Geraci, Christian Alamy, Norm Rapmund, Rodney Ramos, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
January 28th, 2009

Final Crisis #7

It all comes to a head here as Darkseid is everything and only Supermen stand in his way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Drew Geraci, Christian Alamy, Norm Rapmund, Rodney Ramos, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 28th, 2009

Daredevil #115

The conclusion of Lady Bullseye’s introductory arc, by Brubaker and Lark.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Michael Lark, Tonci Zonjic, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 27th, 2009

Fantastic Four #563

A slice of life tale is overshadowed by the impending darkness in this disturbingly ominous issue by Millar and Hitch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Cam Smith, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 27th, 2009

Punisher War Zone #6

"The Resurrection of Ma Gnucci" comes to, unsurprisingly, a bloody finish.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 27th, 2009

Dragon Prince #4

The initial story of "Dragon Prince" from Ron Marz and Lee Moder, wraps with this issue featuring a family reunion rivaling the Skywalkers in "Return of the Jedi."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Lee Moder
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 26th, 2009

Captain America #46

The new Captain America teams up with Namor to recover the body of the original Human Torch! Plus, the shocking return of a character you never thought you’d see again!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 26th, 2009
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