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Punisher MAX Volume 5

The final hardcover of Garth Ennis’ work on "The Punisher" is a must read and sets the bar ridiculously high for anyone who wishes to write the character in the future.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Goran Parlov, Howard Chaykin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 29th, 2009

Unknown Soldier #8

"Unknown Soldier" started off with a strong debut, but the problem of setting the title in a real-world situation is starting to show.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2009

Incredible Hercules #129

Herc and Amadeus journey into the underworld, but it's a bit different than you might expect.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Ryan Stegman, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 31st, 2009

Madame Xanadu #11

Michael Kaluta stops in for a few issues on "Madame Xanadu," and the end result is breathtakingly beautiful.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Michael William Kaluta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 31st, 2009

Northlanders #17

"Northlanders" uses a one-off story to portray a massive fight scene, but there's more to the comic than just that.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Vasilis Lolos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 31st, 2009

Aliens #1

Arcudi and Howard bring the "Aliens" back but with a shockingly fresh direction.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi
Artists:
Zach Howard, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 31st, 2009

The Amazing Spider-Man #595

"American Son" sets sail in this issue and Spider-Man's world will never be the same. What? You've heard that before? Really?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 30th, 2009

Superman #688

Mon-El's adventures in the "Superman" title continue. At what point does it become false advertising? Mini rant aside, Robinson continues to bring great adventures to Mon-El's life, including some subtle hints to recent DC newsmakers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 30th, 2009

Ignition City #3

More insight into Ignition City and its world, while Mary Raven continues to investigate her father’s murder.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gianluca Pagliarani, Chris Dreier
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 30th, 2009

Ms. Marvel #39

Norman Osborn's "Dark Reign" continues to cast its shadow on the Marvel Universe. "Ms. Marvel" adds some more deception to those shadows and blatantly lies about it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 30th, 2009

Trinity #52

"Trinity" comes to a close with more of an epilogue than a final chapter, but it's still a satisfying conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mike Norton, Tom Denerick, Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert, John Stanisci, Wayne Faucher, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 30th, 2009

The Last Days of Animal Man #1

Continuing old home week for DC Comics, Gerry Conway (Google him if you have to ask) returns to craft a tale of Buddy Baker set in the not-so-distant future, but far enough in the future to be completely entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Chris Batista, Dave Meikis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 28th, 2009

Batman in Barcelona: Dragon's Knight #1

Batman's European adventure pits him against Killer Croc.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Diego Olmos
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 28th, 2009

Justice Society of America #27

Jerry Ordway brings Bob Wiacek with him for an adventure featuring characters Ordway drew once, and others he can only claim as being inspiration for.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jerry Ordway
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Bob Wiacek
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 28th, 2009

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #6

The second installment of the "Mouse Guard" saga wraps up, but not before paying tribute to one of the fallen Guardmice.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
David Petersen
Artists:
David Petersen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 28th, 2009

Spider-Man: The Short Halloween #1

It's a case of mistaken identity for Spider-Man one Halloween, as written by a pair of SNL cast members, and drawn by Kevin Maguire.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Bill Hader, Seth Meyers
Artists:
Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
May 28th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink #1

The Tattooed Man tries his hand at being a hero and finds that for every positive there’s a negative -- including being framed for murder!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Fabrizio Fiorentino
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 28th, 2009

Red Sonja #44

Red Sonja's adventures continue on in this issue as her travels take her to Khitai, with more than one person interested in why she is doing what she's doing in this region.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 28th, 2009

Guardians of the Galaxy #14

"With Guardians of Galaxy, even dull moments are quite fraught." When a dog has this to say about a comic, it's got to be good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Brad Walker, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 28th, 2009

Dark Reign: The Hood #1

The Hood struggles to balance his personal and professional lives as leader of a super-villain syndicate.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kyle Hotz
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 28th, 2009

New Avengers #53

Who will be the next Sorcerer Supreme? You’ll find out here! And does Spider-Man want to hook up with Iron Fist? Mmmmmmmmaybe!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Bendis
Artists:
Billy Tan, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 27th, 2009

Ghost Rider #35

The ongoing adventures of Johnny Blaze come to an end and Tony Moore draws the ugliness.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Tony Moore
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 27th, 2009

Garth Ennis’ Battlefields: The Tankies #2

The core idea of highlighting tanks in war is good, but there’s not much more to this comic.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Carlos Ezquerra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 26th, 2009

Wolverine Origins #36

The cover tells you everything you need to know about this issue, which concludes a story whose only point was ending in a certain way.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite, Bill Reinhold, Andrew Hennessy, Kris Justice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 26th, 2009

X-Force #15

Everyone out to kill and or save the mutant messiah? Yes, that's still going on, but with nice Clayton Crain art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Artists:
Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 26th, 2009

Impaler #3

Matt Timson's art is the star of this show, but the story's worth a read as well.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
William Harms
Artists:
Matt Timson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 26th, 2009
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