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20th Century Boys, Volume 3

This is ultimately a story about the stray hopes and dreams of adventure, in this story personified by comics themselves, that every now and then end up building the adult that our childhood selves always dreamed of being.

Publisher:
Viz, LLC
Writer:
Naoki Urasawa, Akemi Wegmuller
Artists:
Naoki Urasawa
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 26th, 2009

Young Allies 70th Anniversary Special #1

Marvel continues to celebrate their 70th anniversary with yet another special featuring characters from Marvel's past.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Stern, Stan Lee, Ray Gill
Artists:
Paolo Rivera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 23rd, 2009

Power Girl #2

"Power Girl" is already losing a little bit of its oomph, with far too much of the issue devoted to drawn out fight scenes and little forward momentum.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 23rd, 2009

Captain Britain and MI:13 #14

Even in its swan song, "Captain Britain and MI13" continues to be one of the smartest, most fun titles published at Marvel right now.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Adrian Syaf, Jay Leisten, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 22nd, 2009

Transformers Spotlight: Cliffjumper #1

Cliffjumper makes some friends, but things get ugly when, predictably, the Decepticons show up.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Shane McCarthy, Denton J. Tipton
Artists:
Robby Musso
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 21st, 2009

Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #1

Mister Negative takes on the Hood in a turf war as Dark Reign catches up with the Spideyverse in a big way.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Gianluca Gugliotta
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 21st, 2009

Herogasm #2

The plot picks up in this issue, but not enough with Ennis and McCrea still too enamored with bodily humor jokes to move on.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 21st, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #2

Fill-in artists already? That doesn't bode well for this miniseries.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Andre Coelho, Eduardo Pansica, Sandro Ribiero
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
June 20th, 2009

Punisher #6

Ever want to see the Scourge victims resurrected and set loose on the Punisher? Your wish has come true.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
June 20th, 2009

The Brave and the Bold #24

The Milestone characters begin a run on "The Brave and the Bold" as co-stars. First up is Static, so why not pair him with Black Lightning?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Wayne
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 19th, 2009

Young Liars #16

An absolute masterpiece of craft and storytelling as David Lapham takes a break from the ongoing narrative to focus on a new character and a different type of issue construction.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 19th, 2009

Madman Atomic Comics #16

With two short stories in this penultimate issue, one detailing an obsession with the Atomics and the other Frank Einstein’s possible new career, this is a very good read!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich, Michael Allred
Artists:
Joëlle Jones, Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 18th, 2009

Thor: The Trial of Thor #1

There’s actually no trial in these pages. It’s more “CSI: Asgard” than anything else.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 18th, 2009

Outsiders #19

Emblazoned with a "Batman: Reborn" trade dress, the fifth part of "The Deep" in "Outsiders" welcomes Fernando Pasarin and Jeremy Haun in as pencilers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Jeremy Haun, Prentis Rollins, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 18th, 2009

Batman: Streets of Gotham #1

In its debut, "Batman: Streets of Gotham" seems less the street-level version of a Batman title that we were promised, and more like an extension of Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen's run on "Detective Comics." Now with added Manhunter

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Georges Jeanty, Derek Fridolfs, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 17th, 2009

Supergirl #42

With Superwoman's identity -- and life -- blown to pieces, this title takes a turn, as a plot for revenge against Supergirl begins to percolate.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 17th, 2009

Incognito #4

Things get worse for Zack Overkill. You didn’t think it was possible, but, apparently, it is.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 17th, 2009

Invincible #63

Superhero comics don't always have to be pretty. This issue is certainly not pretty. Blood, guts, violence, and death.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 17th, 2009

The Road to the White House: Barack Obama #1

IDW continues to ride the "Obama Wave" in comics, offering another Obama-covered comic. The biggest difference is this one is actually about Barack Obama.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Jeff Mariotte
Artists:
Tom Morgan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 17th, 2009

War of Kings: Ascension #3

The latest issue of "War of Kings: Ascension" shows the flipside of recent "War of Kings" events, which sounds good in practice but gets sluggish in places. Plus, Darkhawk tries to find his inner Hulk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Wellinton Alves, Scott Hanna, Nelson Pereira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 16th, 2009

The Comic Book Podcast Companion

An insightful book of interviews with some of the most well-known and popular comic book podcasters. If you don’t know what podcasts are or what shows to listen to, this book is for you.

Publisher:
TwoMorrows Publishing
Writer:
Eric Houston
Artists:
Mike Manley
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 16th, 2009

Groom Lake #3

Come for the Ben Templesmith art, stay for the cigarette smoking alien.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chris Ryall
Artists:
Ben Templesmith
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 16th, 2009

Invincible Iron Man #14

Tony Stark is on the run, trying to save the world from secrets he has that Norman Osborn wants. In this issue, Tony's quest takes him to Russia, home of the Crimson Dynamo.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larocca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 15th, 2009
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