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Johnny Monster #1

"Johnny Monster" makes his debut with a self-titled three-issue mini. A monster hunter and teen heartthrob (their words, not mine), Johnny is saving us from those nasty monsters. Or is he?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
J.C. Grande
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 7th, 2009

Amber Atoms #1

Image drops another new series on us, with the sci-fi infused, self-proclaimed space opera "Amber Atoms." When you tag something "space opera," the bar is set pretty high.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kelly Yates
Artists:
Kelly Yates
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 2nd, 2009

Stormwatch: PHD #19

A little goes a long way in the Wildstorm Universe's new bleak, post-apocalyptic nature, and doubly so with the latest incarnation of "Stormwatch."

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Ian Edginton, Christos Gage
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez, Francisco Paronzini, John Paul Leon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 26th, 2009

X-Factor #40

After last month's shock ending, "X-Factor" goes for a more introspective, quiet issue, and the result is much more pleasing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Valentine de Landro, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 25th, 2009

Ultimate Fantastic Four #60

"Ultimate Fantastic Four" comes to an end – with a cliffhanger and instructions to read two other comics.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Pokaski
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Jason Gorder, Rick Basaldua, Sal Regla
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 24th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #506

Colossus takes on the mob while Beast and Angel are forced to contend with some decidedly stranger b-movie rejects. By Fraction & Dodson.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 23rd, 2009

Guardians of the Galaxy #10

This issues covers a lot of ground, from Warlock's adventures to Star-Lord's peril to Major Victory's quandary. This review dials in the focus a little tighter, however.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Brad Walker, Victor Olazaba, Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 22nd, 2009

Outsiders #15

"Outsiders" gets the reset button treatment, with a new creative team locked into place. This may not be issue #1, but it is a good first (baby) step.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 22nd, 2009

Supergirl #38

Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle continue to make "Supergirl" fun again, which is always a pleasant surprise.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Keith Champagne, Matthew Clark
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 20th, 2009

X-Files #4

Mulder and Scully solve the case of the man who could be in two places at once, but only after outrunning a runaway big rig. That’s an odd sentence to have to write.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Brian Denham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 20th, 2009

Birds of Prey #127

Tony Bedard finishes up his main story well enough, but the end of the series itself arrives a little too abruptly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard, Kevin VanHook
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, John Floyd, Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 20th, 2009

Dynamo 5

Nearly two years after their debut, "Dynamo 5" offers a jumping on point for new readers. Quick , cheap and extremely accessible, this issue is a great launching pad.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jay Faerber
Artists:
Mahmud A. Asrar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 20th, 2009

Justice League of America #30

The Milestone-meets-JLA arc concludes with the requisite bang.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dwayne McDuffie
Artists:
Jose Luis, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 19th, 2009

Ghost Rider #32

“Last Stand of the Spirits of Vengeance” wraps up with a motorcycle race around the world! Johnny Blaze versus Danny Ketch with the fate of Heaven and Earth on the line!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 18th, 2009

Gødland #26

How does one describe a comic so unique and brilliant, so energetic and full of life? By making up words like cosmitastic, of course!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Tom Scioli
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 18th, 2009

Robin #183

This may be the final issue of “Robin,” but Tim Drake is still kicking butt and taking names, and protecting Gotham until someone takes over as the new Batman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 18th, 2009

X-Men Legacy #221

More lingering in daydreams of the past, more wasted talent.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 17th, 2009

Moon Knight #27

Mike Benson and Jefte Palo give us a sparse story with nary a costumed character in sight.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Benson
Artists:
Jefte Palo
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 17th, 2009

Dark Avengers #2

Heads will roll, or fly off, in this vicious Avengers comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 17th, 2009
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