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X-Force/Cable: Messiah War #1

Cyclops sends X-Force to meet Cable in the future, while Bishop makes a deal with Stryfe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Artists:
Mike Choi
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 1st, 2009

Battle for the Cowl: Oracle: The Cure #1

"Battle for the Cowl: Oracle: The Cure" has connections to "Batman," "Final Crisis," and "Birds of Prey," but forgets to actually make its lead character semi-competent.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin VanHook
Artists:
Julian Lopez, Fernando Pasarin, Bit, David Bryant
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 31st, 2009

Usagi Yojimbo #119

"Usagi Yojimbo" finishes up its own take on zombies, and Sakai's long-eared ronin warrior is as charming as ever.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 31st, 2009

X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks #1

Psylocke faces off against her nemesis, the villainous Slaymaster, as he hunts her down over several realities.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont, Adam Warren
Artists:
Scott Clark, Rick Mays
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 31st, 2009

Mighty Avengers #23

Hulk, Iron Man, Hercules, Wasp, Jocasta, Vision, U. S. Agent, Stature, Amadeus Cho and Edwin Jarvis are the Mighty Avengers and this is the story of their battle against Chthon.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Allen Martinez, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 30th, 2009

The Incredibles: Family Matters #1

"The Incredibles: Family Matters" is certainly a fun and successful tie-in, but it understandably can't hit the heights of the original movie.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 30th, 2009

Superman #686

The Superman-less adventures of the "Superman" comic start here. With Kal-El bound for New Krypton, his title presses on with Mon-El and the Guardian sharing the burden of entertaining the readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 29th, 2009

Daredevil #117

"Return of the King" continues as Wilson Fisk has an offer for Daredevil, just as Daredevil's world fills with turmoil once more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 27th, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man #589

The Spot returns, for what it's worth, and it turns out it's worth a lot if you like good Spider-Man stories with humor and pathos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Paulo Siqueira, Amilton Santos
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 27th, 2009

The Death-Defying ‘Devil #4

This series ends with no resolution as to the ‘Devil’s identity questions. But, hey, that was only the main plot, so why would anyone think it would be answered?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey, Alex Ross
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 26th, 2009

Justice League of America #31

Once again, "Justice League of America" gets sidetracked, this time to catch up with how the events of the DCU affect the League. Hint: it's not a big happy issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dwayne McDuffie
Artists:
Shane Davis, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 26th, 2009

Wonder Woman #30

"Rise of the Olympian" continues here with characters rising, falling, being thrown about, and maybe even dropped on their heads.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 26th, 2009

Proof #18

"Proof" follows the adventures of Bigfoot in 1850s London as he trails Spring-Heeled Jack. Believe me, it's even more interesting than that.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Alex Grecian, Kelly Tindall
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 25th, 2009

New Avengers #51

The Avengers settle some team business while Dr. Strange approaches Wiccan with the offer of a lifetime. Plus, Chris Bachalo joins Billy Tan on art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Billy Tan, Chris Bachalo, Matt Banning, Tim Townsend
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 25th, 2009

Captain America #48

Cap, Namor and the Black Widow try to foil Professor Chin’s plans to release a Human Torch virus. But, are they too late?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Butch Guice, Luke Ross, Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 25th, 2009

Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Commissioner Gordon #1

The Gotham police try their best to deal with a city gone mad thanks to Batman’s death. But, can they contend with the likes of Mr. Freeze without back-up?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Royal McGraw
Artists:
Tom Mandrake
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 25th, 2009

Caped #1

The idea of PAs for superheroes could be interesting and well done, but nothing in “Caped” suggests that this is the comic to do it.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Josh Lobis, Darin Moiselle
Artists:
Yair Herrera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 24th, 2009

Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil #1

Christos N. Gage chooses to introduce a character by forcing him to stand on his own two feet. There's no marquee superhero here to share the spotlight – just Reptil.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Steve Uy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 24th, 2009

Immortal Iron Fist #24

Kano's lush artwork and dynamic figures make this comic rise as special as it needs to be.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Kano
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 24th, 2009

Dark Reign: Elektra #1

This first issue starts with a terrible scene and gets marginally better by the end.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Clay Mann, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
March 24th, 2009

The Muppet Show Comic Book #1

What's most remarkable about this book is that instead of being quick cash-in, it has turned out to be one of the most appropriate and fitting comic adaptations ever published.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
March 23rd, 2009
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