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Black Panther #7

As novelist Jonathan Maberry comes on board "Black Panther," fans of Christopher Priest's run might find something they like.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry, Reginald Hudlin
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2009

House of Mystery #16

After last issue's explosion of plot, "House of Mystery" suddenly slows to a crawl, but with a thoroughly enjoyable story-within-a-story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr., Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2009

Amazing Spider-Man #601

Spidey attempts to make a date with a newly-returned MJ. What could possibly go wrong?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mario Alberti
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 10th, 2009

The Red Circle: The Hangman #1

"The Red Circle" event kicks with "The Hangman," but hopefully the remaining characters will have a slightly less cliché origin to be told.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Tom Denerick, Bill Sienkiewicz, Greg Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2009

Star Wars Adventures: Princess Leia and the Royal Ransom

Your worshipfulness and her pal, Han Solo, invite you on an adventure loosely set between "Star Wars: A New Hope" and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". Of course the hyperdrive is fixed. Yes, Chewbacca is there too.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeremy Barlow
Artists:
Carlo Soriano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2009

Superman: World of New Krypton #6

The S-shield numbering flips here, starting with a new #1, and changing to a red background. Appropriate considering "Codename: Patriot" involves a bit of military posturing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka, James Robinson
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2009

Doom Patrol #1

The all-new Doom Patrol hit the shelves and one of the members checks out. Why the Doom Patrol? "'Challengers of the Unknown'" was already taken," says Robotman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Livesay, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2009

The Mighty #7

This is becoming more and more of a horror comic, and it's quite good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Tomasi, Keith Champagne
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 6th, 2009

Greek Street #2

After the first issue’s emphasis on set-up, the second issue looked clear to begin moving things forward, but not much of that happens thanks to a large ensemble cast that still needs definition.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 6th, 2009

Irredeemable #5

A 99-cent issue from Mark Waid and Peter Krause expands the supporting cast and gives us a bigger bang for our buck.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 6th, 2009

Justice League: Cry for Justice #2

Not as laughably quotable as the first issue, this campy comic goes for the high drama and almost succeeds in its own way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mauro Cascioli
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 5th, 2009

Dark Reign: Zodiac #2

This savage little comic has turned into the best "Dark Reign" spin-off so far.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nathan Fox
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 5th, 2009

Absolution #1

A solid issue that introduces the premise of the book, a superpowered cop who begins killing suspects, well, but the concept and ideas inside outpace the execution.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Roberto Viacava
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 5th, 2009

War Machine #8

War Machine's attempts to shut down Ultimo bring him into direct conflict with his former West Coast Avengers allies and the C.E.O. of Stark Solutions.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Leonardo Manco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 5th, 2009

Iron Man & the Armor Wars #1

Old school Iron Man fans might be crying "Foul!" over this book, but the original Armor Wars was over twenty years ago. Things have changed, and this story is definitely targeted at a modern audience.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Caramagna
Artists:
Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 5th, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly #2

French soldiers robbing Mexican priests aided by Union soldiers after Mexican revolutionaries blow up a bridge? Sounds like a Leone movie to me! Reads like one, too!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 5th, 2009

Frankenstein’s Womb

Warren Ellis’ third Apparat graphic novella has Mary Shelley encounter a strange creature in Castle Frankenstein that takes her on a journey through time, forming a coherent narrative and ideological point that highlights her role in creating the future

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Marek Oleksicki
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 5th, 2009

Ultimatum: X-Men Requiem #1

"They didn't ask to be different or to be heroes" is the epitaph etched into the memorial built upon the grounds of Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Children in Westchester, New York. I didn't ask for this book to be good. Looks

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Aron E. Coleite
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 4th, 2009

War of Kings #6

"War of Kings" has an explosive conclusion, but be warned that there's still an epilogue issue a month away.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Rick Magyar, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 4th, 2009

Captain America: Reborn #2

Steve Rogers is alive – but can his friends get to him in time?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 4th, 2009

Incarnate #1

Nick Simmons gives us a mixture of "Vampire: The Masquerade," "Death Note," and "Sandman." And it's actually pretty good.

Publisher:
Radical Comics
Writer:
Nick Simmons
Artists:
Nick Simmons, Matt Dalton, Nam Kim, Ben Harvey, Hi Hua Wang
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 4th, 2009

Luke Cage Noir #1

Luke Cage fits perfectly into the Noir milieu, and with art by Shawn Martinborough you can't go wrong.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Benson, Adam Glass
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 4th, 2009

Invincible Iron Man #16

Madame Masque gets extra-creepy and things go boom in another good installment of "World's Most Wanted."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 4th, 2009
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