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Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #2

Bachalo's art is the highlight of this otherwise erratic issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Rob Desalvo, Townsend, Mendoza, Sibal
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 29th, 2009

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #8

The first installment of the Marvel interpretation of this literary classic draws to a close. Don't weep. A follow-up tale is already in progress.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Eric Shanower
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 28th, 2009

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #53

Marvel Adventures hits the rest button here, setting a new course for "Marvel Adventures Spider-Man" under new writer Paul Tobin.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Matteo Lolli, Christian Vecchia
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 28th, 2009

Phonogram: The Singles Club #4

Seth Bingo and Silent Girl invite you to share their microcosm for an evening.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Charity Larrison, David Lafuente
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 28th, 2009

The Outsiders #20

It's a rare misstep from Peter J. Tomasi in a story that really took too long for an introduction to the latest "The Outsiders" revamp.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 28th, 2009

We Kill Monsters #1

What would you do if a monster attacked your brother? Would you wrestle it? Stab it in the head with a shovel? Run away screaming like a sissy? Two brothers encounter a monster and their lives change forever.

Publisher:
Red 5 Comics
Writer:
Laura Harkcom, Christopher Leone
Artists:
Brian Churilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 28th, 2009

Wednesday Comics #3

One third of the stories are great, but just as many are less than spectacular.

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:
Timothy Callahan
July 27th, 2009

Avengers: Initiative #26

". . . mark my words, no state will escape my attention," says Norman Osborn. We all know what a creep Osborn is, right, kids?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 25th, 2009

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Homecoming #4

The first round of "Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson" wraps up with a werewolf brawl to end it all, except we don't quite see it all.

Publisher:
Dabel Brothers Publishing
Writer:
Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence
Artists:
Amelia Woo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 25th, 2009

Supergirl #43

The latest issue of "Supergirl" makes me happy for the appearance of New Krypton, because it makes stories like this possible.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 25th, 2009

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5

"Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds" finally crosses the finish line, but it's easy to forgive with such a satisfying conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
George Perez, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 23rd, 2009

Guardians of the Galaxy #16

The Guardians of the Galaxy travel to the future and meet the... Guardians of the Galaxy? Oh, and the universe is doomed. Crap.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 23rd, 2009

Gotham City Sirens #2

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn want to know Batman’s identity and they’ll do anything to get Catwoman to tell them.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 23rd, 2009

Power Girl #3

The first arc of "Power Girl" wraps up in a super-heroic way, complete with a knockdown, drag-out brawl, a team-up, and a threat headed our way next issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 23rd, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #3

It’s convention season in the DCU as the Super Young Team attend one devoted to them! Expect big crowds, long lines, overpriced foods, and a supervillain attack. Just like San Diego.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
ChrisCross, Rob Stull
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 22nd, 2009

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2

So I bought a comic with a Red Lantern, a Star Sapphire, and an Orange Lantern in it. No this isn't a joke. Why do you say that?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Gene Ha, Tom Mandrake, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Christian Alamy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 22nd, 2009

Captain Britain and MI-13 #15

Captain Britain and MI-13 face down Dracula’s invasion force in the series’ concluding issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 22nd, 2009

X-Force #17

This issue wraps up the threads dangling from the previous arc with a visit from H.A.M.M.E.R., some slashing, and much exploding.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Artists:
Mike Choi, Sonia Oback
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2009

The Amazing Spider-Man #600

If you always wanted to see Hydro-Man escape via toilet, then this book is for you. Of course, the fact that this thing clocks in at 100 pages might interest you too. Oh, and Octo-hostages, but no Octo-mom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Stan Lee, Mark Waid, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Bob Gale, Marc Guggenheim, Zeb Wells, Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Kelly
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Mike McKone, Andy Lanning, Marcos Martin, Colleen Doran, Mario Alberti, Mitch Breitweiser, Derec Donovan, Max Fiumara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2009

Dark Wolverine #76

Logan’s son is Norman Osborn’s Wolverine and he harkens back to Logan’s early days in the X-Men where no one knew what to make of him — or if to really trust him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Onofrio Catacchio
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 21st, 2009

Project Superpowers: Chapter 2 #1

Not as new reader friendly as a first issue should be, but there are some solid ideas and great art within the covers of this comic.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Alex Ross, Jim Krueger
Artists:
Edgar Salazar, Doug Klauba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 21st, 2009

Immortal Weapons #1

The true history of Fat Cobra is not what you would expect — it’s much better. Jason Aaron delivers an incredibly strong story backed up by great art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Mico Suayan, Travel Foreman, Stefano Gaudiano, Roberto de la Torre, Khari Evans, Victor Olazaba, Michael Lark, Arturo Lozzi
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 21st, 2009

Nova #27

The Ryders and the Nova Corps face the consequences of war.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Andrea DiVito
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 21st, 2009

The Art of Top Cow

350 pages of art from Top Cow’s 17 years of publishing that spans styles, genres, and is far more than typical ‘Image style’ art like you’d assume.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
Various
Artists:
Various
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 19th, 2009

The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone

Taking place 15 years prior to “The Surrogates,” the murder of a homeless man by three teens using Surrogates sets into motion a chain of events that may tear a city apart.

Publisher:
Top Shelf
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Brett Weldele
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 25th, 2009
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