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Act-i-vate Primer

The online Act-i-vate collective put out a book of 16 stories showcasing what they can do, sprawling across genres and styles.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Nick Bertozzi, Pedro Camargo, Mike Cavallaro, Mike Dawson, Jim Dougan, Ulises Farinas, Michel Fiffe, Maurice Fontenot, Simon Fraser, Tim Hamilton, Dean Haspiel, Jennifer Hayden, Joe Infurnari, Roger Langridge, Jon Leavitt, Leland Purvis
Artists:
Nick Bertozzi, Pedro Camargo, Mike Cavallaro, Molly Crabapple, Mike Dawson, Ulises Farinas, Michel Fiffe, Maurice Fontenot, Simon Fraser, Tim Hamilton, Dean Haspiel, Jennifer Hayden, Joe Infurnari, Roger Langridge, Hyeondo Park, Leland Purvis
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 5th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #516

Magneto returns to Asteroid M, finding the X-Men now in residence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 20th, 2009

Web of Spider-Man #1

“Web of Spider-Man” returns as an anthology title.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Val Semieks, Dan Green, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Stephanie Buscema
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 19th, 2009

Perhapanauts Halloween Spooktacular #1

DeZago, Rousseau and crew turn out a new "Perhapanauts" issue for the spooky holiday. This story features Halloween more than feels like Halloween, and in this case, that works well. This is a nice treat with limited trickery involved.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Todd Dezago
Artists:
Fred Hembeck, Rich Woodall, Ken McFarlane, Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 19th, 2009

The Incredible Hercules #136

"Incredible Hercules" is even better than your friends are telling you. And that's before you include gods giving each other wedgies.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred van Lente
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Nelson DeCastro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2009

Blackest Night: Batman #3

Of all the spin-off "Blackest Night" mini-series so far, it's Batman that turns out to have the winner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2009

The Marvels Project #3

Brubaker tells a noirish version of the Golden Age of Marvel, but it's not enough of a new take to make it special.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 19th, 2009

Punisher: Frank Castle #75

The series comes to an end with a collection of short tales, some of which are much better than others.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Tom Piccirilli, Greg Hurwitz, Duane Swierczynski, Peter Milligan, Charlie Huston
Artists:
Laurence Campbell, Das Pastoras, Tomm Coker, Goran Parlov, Ken Lashley, Rob Stull
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 19th, 2009

Scalped #32

A quick-moving issue as things somehow continue to get worse for both Red Crow and Dash Bad Horse.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R. M. Guera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 17th, 2009

Booster Gold #25

Booster shares a moment with Batman and Blue Beetle tries to keep Black Beetle from sharing anything -- including air!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 17th, 2009

R.E.B.E.L.S. #9

R.E.B.E.L.S. continues to feature the adventures of Vril Dox and his crew as they attempt to thwart the machinations of Starro the Conqueror. In this issue, Adam Strange and Captain Comet join the fray.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 15th, 2009

Nomad: Girl Without a World #2

When I think "comic written by Sean McKeever starring a teen hero," this is the kind of quality I automatically expect.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
David Baldeon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #6

DC’s most ‘out there’ book this year concludes, offering some answers but not enough.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Prentis Rollins
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 14th, 2009

Gravel #14

Gravel finds the murderer amongst the Major Seven and solidifies his position of power.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer
Artists:
Mike Wolfer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 14th, 2009

Adventure Comics #3

It's a shame Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul's run is almost over, because "Adventure Comics" is awfully fun right now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Michael Shoemaker
Artists:
Francis Manapul, Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #41

As things get worse for the Green Lantern Corps, this title just keeps getting better. Most of the fan favorite GLs have a chance to shine in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Patrick Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 14th, 2009

Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden #1

Jon Sable makes his return to comics. The world has changed quite a bit in the interim, but Sable remains recognizable to his fans.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mike Grell
Artists:
Mike Grell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 13th, 2009

Uncle Scrooge #384

Boom!'s "Uncle Scrooge" stands closest to the classic styles of the Disney comics line, but is also the most bland.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Erik Hedman, Stefania Bronzoni
Artists:
Wanda Gattino
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
October 13th, 2009
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