Review Search: 2009-07-01

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Star Wars: Invasion #1

This book does do a great job of establishing a galactically tense situation where our protagonists have been strewn across the galaxy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Colin Wilson
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
July 7th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #513

While carrying the torch of Big Crossover status, this storyline still feels like a personal but large scale classic X-Men adventure.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
July 7th, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #26

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight" seems to be finding its footing again, but it's easy to feel a little lost.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jane Espenson
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 7th, 2009

The Mighty #6

I was worried "The Mighty" might lose steam with the loss of Peter Snejbjerg, but it's just as, um, mighty as ever.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 6th, 2009

War of Kings #5

The penultimate chapter of "War of Kings" sets up the final confrontation between the Kree and the Shi'Ar. Other stories have claimed that nothing will ever be the same; this issue delivers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2009

Batman Confidential #31

"Batman Confidential" begins to introduce a monstrous Russian bear, but this story is slow-moving if beautiful.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 5th, 2009

Jungle Girl: Season 2 #5

Dynamite Entertainment's second "Jungle Girl" storyline concludes, but it sure doesn't feel like it.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Frank Cho, Doug Murray
Artists:
Adriano Batista
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2009

Greek Street #1

One dollar for 40 pages! You can’t ask for much else, can you?

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 5th, 2009

Batman and Robin #2

Grant Morrison's new book isn't just "Batman" with a fancy title, it really is about "Batman and Robin" in more than one meaning of the phrase.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Frank Quitely
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 2nd, 2009

Jonah Hex #45

A kind of Crisis on Infinite Westerns has entered stage two in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Cristiano Cucina
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 2nd, 2009

Captain America: Reborn #1

Despite spinning out of four years of “Captain America” stories, Ed Brubaker makes the first issue of Steve Rogers’ return very new-reader friendly.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 2nd, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #3

This series gets better every issue. In its own absurd way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 2nd, 2009

Fantastic Four #568

Millar and Hitch's FF prepares for a landing, but the co-pilots are already heading out the door.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar, Joe Ahearne
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Neil Edwards, Andrew Currie, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 2nd, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #38

The "Emerald Eclipse" storyline concludes, but this issue doesn't serve to simply mark time nor does it sit as a transition issue. This is an issue for Lantern fans -- new and old -- to start taking the journey into "Blackest Night&quo

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 1st, 2009

Justice League: Cry for Justice #1

The long wait for the James Robinson-penned Justice League title is over! Wait. This is the first James Robinson Justice League title. The one that got him the gig to write the other one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 1st, 2009

Irredeemable #4

The Plutonian crashes a United Nations session after various nations make it known that they want him to become their new leader. Bad idea.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 1st, 2009

Captain America: Reborn #1

Captain America lives! But when?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 1st, 2009

Finding Nemo: Reef Rescue #1

Swimming, swimming, just keep swimming. The first issue of Nemo's printed adventures from BOOM! gives Dory a chance to shine. Everyone else has a good time, too.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Marie Croall
Artists:
Erica Leigh Currey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 30th, 2009

Cable #16

With the crossover completed, we start to get the ramifications -- but will they be long-lasting?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Paul Gulacy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 30th, 2009

Marvel Divas #1

It’s “Sex and the City” meets “Avengers” as Hellcat, Photon, Firestar, and the Black Cat get together in their downtime.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 30th, 2009

Invincible Iron Man #15

Stop me if you've heard this one: Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Maria Hill, Black Widow and Madame Masque all appear in a comic. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 30th, 2009

Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1

A second Deadpool ongoing? That makes tons of sense! Just what we always wanted! Too bad it’s crap!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Bong Dazo, José Pimentel
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 30th, 2009
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