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Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds

Any fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes, George Pérez, Geoff Johns, or even Superboy Prime (you may have problems if you fall into that category) will want to look into this book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
George Pérez, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 4th, 2010

DCU Halloween Special 2009 #1

Continuing a DCU tradition, this issue features a bunch of fan favorite characters celebrating the Halloween season. The efforts put forth for the stories contained in this issue -- as well as the results -- are mixed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jake Black, Adam Schlagman, Duncan Rouleau, Michael Siglain, Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Derek Fridolfs, Ariel Thomas, Amy Wolfram, Joe Harris, Mandy McMurray, Billy Tucci, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Mark Bagley, Ray McCarthy, Duncan Rouleau, Kelley Jones, Sergio Carrera, Dustin Nguyen, Matt Triano, Pow Rodrix, Marlo Alquiza, Andrei Bressan, Jonboy Meyers, Scott Clark, David Beatty, Billy Tucci, Peter Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 27th, 2009

Superman/Batman #65

Peter Johnson and Matt Cherniss write "Superman/Batman" with an overly-familiar story, but the art here is lovely.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Johnson, Matt Cherniss
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze, Brian Haberlin, Kelley Jones, Joe Quinones, Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2009

Azrael #1

The writing in "Azrael" makes me want to read more, but the artist choice isn't right for the script.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2009

The Incredible Hulk #603

"Incredible Hulk" makes both Skaar and Daken interesting. Bet you didn't think that was even possible.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred van Lente
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Michael Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2009

Rin-ne Vol. 1

"Rin-ne" may feel a bit familiar to people who've read Rumiko Takahashi's past comics, but the book is so charming it's hard to mind.

Publisher:
Viz, LLC
Writer:
Rumiko Takahashi
Artists:
Rumiko Takahashi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 26th, 2009

X-Men Legacy #228

Rogue heads into Emplate’s dimension to rescue the young mutant, Bling

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Daniel Acuna
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 25th, 2009

Wolverine: Origins #41

Wolverine tracks down Bruce Banner and Skaar while on the trail of Romulus.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Doug Braithewaite, Bill Reinhold
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 25th, 2009

Underground #2

The story doesn’t fully work in this issue, but the art is gorgeous and features a double-page spread that will blow you away.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 25th, 2009

Dark Avengers #10

A marked drop in quality in this issue as the tone is too light-hearted and Deodato’s art doesn’t mesh with the script as much as usual.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 22nd, 2009

Dark Wolverine #79

Horrendous art kills a lackluster story in one of the worst comics I've read this year.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Stephen Segovia, Jay Leisten, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 22nd, 2009

Justice League of America #38

James Robinson and Mark Bagley begin their much anticipated run on "Justice League of America" in this issue, which also straightens out some timing concerns fans may have had about the books that are currently hitting the shelves every month.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 21st, 2009

Spider-Woman #2

Jessica Drew wakes up in a Madripoor prison after killing a Skrull. Clearly, her life could be better.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 21st, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #6

Super Young Team battles Rising Sun and Mister Mind in this metafictional, high-action finale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
ChrisCross, Rob Stull, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 21st, 2009

Superman: Blackest Night #3

This sidebar of the "Blackest Night" saga wraps with the heroes being heroic and evil slinking off into the shadows. Of course it also points back to the main "Blackest Night" title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Allan Goldman, Ruy Jose, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 21st, 2009

The Stuff of Legend #2

"Stuff of Legend" continues as the boy's toys follow their quest deeper into the Dark, realm of the Boogeyman.

Publisher:
Th3rd World Studios
Writer:
Mike Raicht, Brian Smith
Artists:
Charles Paul Wilson III
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 20th, 2009

Invincible Iron Man #19

Norman Osborn has made it his own personal mission to find Tony Stark. He does just that this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larocca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 20th, 2009

Thunderbolts #137

Rick Remender doesn't get off to a great start here, and the art by Mahmud Asrar doesn't help.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Rebecca Buchman
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 20th, 2009
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