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Rising Stars Compendium

J. Michael Straczynski’s complete story about 113 children with special powers and their lives is collected in one book. It isn’t perfect, but it’s a worthwhile and engaging read.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Fiona Avery
Artists:
Brent Anderson, Christian Zanier, Stuart Immonen, Keu Cha, Dave Finch, Gary Frank, Ken Lashley, Dan Jurgens, Staz Johnson, Karl Moline, Al Rio, Livesay, Edwin Rosell, Jason Gorder, Steve Nelsonm Marlo Alquiza, Alp Altiner, Danny Miki, Rick Basaldua, Al Ve
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 24th, 2009

Ms. Marvel #38

Ms. Marvel does not appear in this book, unless you're talking about the "new" Ms. Marvel, formerly Moonstone.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 10th, 2009

Thunderbolts #131

Deadpool fights the Thunderbolts alongside his good friend, the Taskmaster.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Bong Dazo, Joe Pimentel
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 6th, 2009

Green Lantern #40

With the release of "Blackest Night" #0 for Free Comic Book Day, the War of Light is drawing nearer. This issue moves more pieces onto the virtual chessboard.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 5th, 2009

Teen Titans #70

The "Teen Titans" have their roster hammered out, now the hammer's going to smack the team down into the middle of "Deathtrap".

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 5th, 2009

Madame Xanadu #10

Featuring a star-studded cast of DC Universe mystical superbeings from yesteryear, the first story from Vertigo's "Madame Xanadu" draws to a close.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Amy Reeder Hadley, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 4th, 2009

The Muppet Show #2

Roger Langridge shows his talent as a cartoonist, but the humor is a step below the first issue.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 4th, 2009

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4

Resurrections and revelations and, yup, this is classic DC superhero storytelling done well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
George Perez, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 4th, 2009

War Machine #5

The absurdity is cranked up, but Pak and Manco inject pathos as well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Leonardo Manco
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 4th, 2009

Dark Reign: The Cabal #1

Readers get a chance to see what members of Osborn’s “Cabal” do when they’re not in one of his meetings.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, Peter Milligan
Artists:
Adi Granov, Daniel Acuna, Max Fiumara, Carmen Di Giandemenico, Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 2nd, 2009

Rasl #4

After the first three issues introduced a lot of elements, Smith provides some answers in this issue, but, as it goes in most stories, those answers only lead to more questions.

Publisher:
Cartoon Books
Writer:
Jeff Smith
Artists:
Jeff Smith
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 2nd, 2009

Madman Atomic Comics #15

Madman wakes up in a seemingly snow-filled landscape, but doesn’t remember how he got there. And, it turns out, that’s not snow. What’s going on?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Michael Allred
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 2nd, 2009

Phonogram: The Singles Club #2

"Phonogram: The Singles Club" continues with its second spotlight character, in a way that lets you enjoy this comic on its own, or as part of a greater whole.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Emma Vieceli, Daniel Heard
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 2nd, 2009

Captain America Theater of War: A Brother in Arms #1

Jenkins provides a moralizing story of war, but it does have heart.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
John McCrea, James Hodgkins, Allen Martinez, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 1st, 2009

Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #5

The penultimate issue of "Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk" is mostly a transition piece to get the characters to the conclusion, but it's an awfully entertaining transition.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Damon Lindelof
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 30th, 2009

Superman #687

Renato Guedes provides stunning visuals to James Robinson's latest "Superman" issue starring Mon-El.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 30th, 2009

Justice Society of America #26

Happy birthday, Stargirl! The end of an era happens here and it certainly makes for an enjoyable read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Nathan Massengill
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 29th, 2009

Dark Avengers #4

The conclusion of the first storyarc finds Doom and Osborn in the past, while the Avengers continue to contend with Morgana le Fey in the present. Still?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 29th, 2009

Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Underground #1

A pointless tie-in issue that will only appeal to completists. But, then again, if you weren’t a completist, why would you pick up this issue in the first place?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Pablo Raimondi
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 29th, 2009

Mr. Stuffins #1

Take an interactive child's toy and upload a military-developed artificial intelligence. From here the story should be fun.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Andrew Cosby, Johanna Stokes
Artists:
Axel Medellin Machain
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 28th, 2009

Sherlock Holmes #1

According to Dynamite’s press department, everyone loves “Sherlock Holmes” #1... except for this reviewer! It’s a slow, boring lead up to a fantastic cliffhanger ending.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 27th, 2009
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