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All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder Vol. 1

One of the most infamous books of the past five years, there’s more to this book than many give credit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 4th, 2010

Empowered, Volume 5

"Empowered" might be tough to describe, but it's a wonder to behold. This is Adam Warren's finest work.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Adam Warren
Artists:
Adam Warren
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
July 2nd, 2009

Skaar: Son Of Hulk #12

This issue is unexceptional, wasting the strength of its artist and delivering a bland story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Ron Lim, Rodney Buchemi, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 30th, 2009

Runaways #11

"Runaways" has a true return to form in the hands of a new all-female creative team.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 30th, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man #598

The fun takes a vacation, and is missed. This Spider-Man art has inconsistent art and a less charming story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Paulo Siqueira, Marco Checchetto, Santos
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 30th, 2009

Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #1

Reed and Bachalo pit Venom, the “Dark Spider-Man,” against Spider-Man’s natural enemy: J. Jonah Jameson.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 29th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #512

The X-Club goes back in time to study mutant births –- and meet Dr. Nemesis’ parents.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Yanick Paquette, Karl Story
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 29th, 2009

The Last Days of Animal Man #2

"The Last Days of Animal Man" is entertaining, but that exposition dump in the middle is painful.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Chris Batista, Dave Meikis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 29th, 2009

Astonishing X-Men #30

"Astonishing X-Men" finishes up its first storyline under Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi, but the only astonishing thing is how much steam this book has lost.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Simone Bianchi, Andrea Silvestri
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 28th, 2009

Wonder Woman #33

"Rise of the Olympian" concludes with heads rolling, vows being made and characters stepping down paths they never imagined. It also happens to be a heck of a read.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 28th, 2009

X-Men Forever #2

"X-Men Forever" is one of those rare series that makes you wonder why, exactly, it's being published.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 28th, 2009

The Muppet Show Comic Book #4

In the fourth and final issue of this series, Roger Langridge turns his attention to Miss Piggy and a psychic.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 26th, 2009

Detective Comics #854

Sometimes, it really is worth the wait.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
J.H. Williams III, Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 25th, 2009

Gotham City Sirens #1

"Gotham City Sirens" seems like a good idea, but the series needs a backbone, and fast.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 25th, 2009

Justice League of America #34

Dwayne McDuffie's run ends more with a whimper than a bang. Sure, there's a bang or two in this issue, but the overall package is spoiled by the events that led to this point.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dwayne McDuffie
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Eddy Barrows, Don Ho, Ruy Jose, Dan Green, Jack Purcell, Mark Propst
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 25th, 2009

Secret Warriors #5

The Howling Commandos versus H.A.M.M.E.R. versus Hydra! Need I say more?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 24th, 2009

Green Lantern #42

War is about to break out among the different colors of Lanterns. You'd almost think there was a big crossover storyline just around the bend. Oh, hang on...

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Philip Tan, Eddy Barrows, Jonathan Glapion, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 24th, 2009

Predator #1

Two decades after first publishing a Predator comic, Dark Horse unleashes the fury of those uglies again.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi
Artists:
Javier Saltares
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 24th, 2009

Berserker #1

A lot of set-up and laying out the concept with little actual characterization. But, the art is fantastic.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
Rick Loverd
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 24th, 2009

Iron Fist #27

This chapter of the book of "Iron Fist" comes to a close, but how does it end?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Travel Foreman, David Lapham, Timothy Green II
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 24th, 2009

Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #1

We all know that Norman Osborn's as crooked as they come, but what about the folks he thought were unworthy of sharing in his latest, greatest scheme?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Mateus Santolouco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 24th, 2009

Dark Avengers #6

If you’ve read Warren Ellis’ “Thunderbolts,” you can probably skip this issue since it’s pretty much that again.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato, Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 23rd, 2009

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1

The crossover between the Avengers and X-Men begins here with a riot in San Francisco that the X-Men can’t control, so Norman Osborn is called in to restore order.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Marc Silvestri, Michael Broussard, Eric Basaldua, Tyler Kirkham, Sheldon Mitchell, Joe Weems, Marco Galli, Rick Basaldua, Jason Gorder, Jay Leisten, Sal Regla, Jon Sibal, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 23rd, 2009

Thor #602

An issue of subplots with no real central focus to drive things forward as Thor solves a problem, William adjusts to life in Asgard, and Baldur explains his rationale for accepting Doom’s offer of relocation.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Marko Djurdjevic, Danny Miki, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 23rd, 2009

Dark Wolverine #75

Daken is now the star of the comic, but it's not as bad as it sounds.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Onofrio Catacchio
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
June 22nd, 2009

Dark Reign: Zodiac #1

The fabulous Nathan Fox delivers some invigorating art, but Joe Casey's story is only getting started.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nathan Fox
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
June 22nd, 2009
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