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North 40 #1

Avoiding overly decompressed stories is an admirable goal, but Aaron Williams and Fiona Staples seem to go too far the other direction in "North 40."

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Aaron Williams
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2009

Ms. Marvel #41

Moonstone fights to recover the Storyteller babies while Deadpool and the New Avengers do the same.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Sergio Arino
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 14th, 2009

B.P.R.D.: 1947 #1

The "BPRD" series and its spinoffs continue to flesh out the "Hellboy" universe well. The addition of Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba help sell this latest spin-off.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
July 14th, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36

Is this Annual the final sign that the "Amazing Spider-Man" mostly-weekly experiment is starting to wane? Possibly so.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Pat Olliffe, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
July 14th, 2009

R.E.B.E.L.S. #6

"R.E.B.E.L.S." continues to be a wildly entertaining space opera that showcases Tony Bedard's skills as a writer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 12th, 2009

Green Arrow/Black Canary #22

The cover sets Green Arrow up as the second feature, essentially making this Black Canary's book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andrew Kreisberg
Artists:
Mike Norton, Josef Rubenstein, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2009

The Unwritten #3

What does “Frankenstein” have to do with Tom Taylor’s quest to find out his true identity? A lot more than you’d think, as this issue begins to show just what this fantastic new series is all about.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 11th, 2009

Booster Gold #22

This Booster Gold arc is old-school fun, but the Blue Beetle isn't even that.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 11th, 2009

Superman: World of New Krypton #5

Courtroom Kryptonian drama and a surprise ending from Robinson, Rucka, and Woods. But it's not enough.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 11th, 2009

X-Men Legacy #226

"X-Men: Legacy" gets pulled into the crossover between "Dark Avengers" and "Uncanny X-Men" and the result is solid enough.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Dustin Weaver, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1

The all-new Uncanny X-Men are here! Well, most of them. OK, so they're the old all-new X-Men. But it does include Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, and Banshee. Wolverine, too!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Scott Gray
Artists:
Roger Cruz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 9th, 2009

Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1

Norman Osborn sets about recruiting the Dark X-Men.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell, James Asmus, Shane McCarthy
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Jay Leisten, Jesse Delperdang, Andy Lanning, Ibraim Roberson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 9th, 2009

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly #1

Dynamite relaunches their Man with No Name book with Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls, and the new creative team makes a strong impression here.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 9th, 2009

The Nobody

Jeff Lemire's Vertigo graphic novel puts his unique spin on the horror genre.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 9th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #1

"Wednesday Comics" doesn't just live up to the hype, it actually surpasses it. It really is that cool.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 8th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #1

Art is king in DC’s new 12-issue weekly series that recalls the Sunday comics pages, using a broadsheet format. 15 pages of gorgeous art on giant pages. Not too shabby.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Kyle Baker, Eddie Berganza, Dave Bullock, Kurt Busiek, Ben Caldwell, Dan DiDio, Brenden Fletcher, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Vinton Heuck, Karl Kerschl, Adam Kubert, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson
Artists:
Michael Allred, Kyle Baker, Lee Bermejo, Dave Bullock, Ben Caldwell, Amanda Conner, Sean Galloway, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Joe Kubert, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Pope, Joe Quinones, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 8th, 2009

War of Kings: Warriors #1

"War of Kings" continues to offer new ways for your wallet to maintain that slimmer summertime figure.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Mahmud A. Asrar, Jeffrey Huet, Carlos Magno, Norman Lee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 8th, 2009

Batman #688

Dick complains about fighting with a cape and struggles to earn Damian’s respect just like he did in another Bat-book only a week ago. Too bad Frank Quitely couldn’t draw this book, too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 8th, 2009

Green Lantern #43

Billed as a Prologue to "Blackest Night," this issue welcomes Doug Mahnke to the Green Lantern corner of the DC Universe, just in time for a world of creepiness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 8th, 2009
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