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Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #3

We finally learn the origin of Mr. Negative, as he out-maneuvers the Hood.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Gianluca Gugliotta
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 24th, 2009

X-Men Legacy #227

Rogue, Gambit, and Danger lend a helping hand during the events of “Utopia.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Dustin Weaver, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 24th, 2009

The Red Circle: The Web #1

"The Red Circle: The Web" trots out another one of the characters licensed from Archie, but once again, there's little you haven't already seen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Roger Robinson, Hilary Barta, Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 24th, 2009

Ex Machina #44

As "Ex Machina" prepares for its endgame, the answers start coming for anyone who's still around to listen.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Tony Harris
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 24th, 2009

Zorro #15

An all-too familiar story, done as a kind of tribute, apparently, with great Francavilla art.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 22nd, 2009

Superman Annual #14

The "Secret Origin" of Daxam revealed, and Mon-El embraces his past.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 22nd, 2009

Batgirl #1

Barbara Gordon is in the new "Batgirl" comic. Is she wearing the cowl? I promise not to spoil it, but will give you my assessment of the issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2009

Mighty Avengers #28

The Young Avengers make an appearance in the "Mighty Avengers" this month as someone who is not quite an Avenger is causing trouble for Mighty Avengers and Stature wants to stop it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2009

Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. Episode 1

The terrible voice acting makes Bendis's dialogue seem even more stilted than normal.

Publisher:
Marvel Motion Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 21st, 2009

Daredevil #500

Brubaker ends his "Daredevil" run in grand fashion, and the issue is packed with great bonus material, too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker, Andy Diggle, Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Klaus Janson, Chris Samnee, Paul Azaceta, Billy Tan, Batt, David Aja
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 20th, 2009

Outsiders #21

Following their inaugural mission, the Outsiders return to the Batcave only to discover that they are no longer welcome there. Alfred does, however, have a new mission for the team.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 20th, 2009

Batman: Streets of Gotham #3

"Batman: Streets of Gotham" still doesn't feel as off-beat and different as advertised, but it's proving to be entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Georges Jeanty, Derek Fridolfs, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2009

X-Factor #47

"X-Factor" is feeling a little too disjointed as its cast is spread out a bit too far in space and time.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Valentine de Landro, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2009

Blackest Night: Superman #1

"Blackest Night: Superman" goes exactly where you'd expect, only at half the speed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 19th, 2009

Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory #1

"I am Monsters, Incorporated!" Or at least I read "Monsters, Inc.: Laugh Factory" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Benjamin
Artists:
Amy Mebberson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 19th, 2009

Punisher Noir #1

1928 in the Bronx, Frank Castelione raises his son all alone and struggles with the crooked realities of his neighborhood in this good first issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 19th, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle #73

An absurd and funny premise that’s killed by overly serious writing that doesn’t bring the funny. Victor Gischler does a Garth Ennis plot without asking how Ennis would write it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Goran Parlov
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 19th, 2009

Punisher #8

The Punisher takes on formerly dead supervillains that he killed — except they’re all losers, so who cares?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 19th, 2009

Swordsmith Assassin #1

A samurai swordsmith turns his back on his craft and tries to undo as much damage as possible by reclaiming all of the swords he’s forged. Why? Read the issue.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Andrew Cosby, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Ayhan Hayrula
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 18th, 2009
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