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Lady Mechanika #2

After a seven-month layover, the second issue of "Lady Mechanika" hits the stands and is, surprisingly, worth the wait.

Publisher:
Aspen Comics
Writer:
Joe Benitez
Artists:
Joe Benitez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 17th, 2011

Defenders: From the Marvel Vault #1

The original non-team team pulls back together in this issue. It's a nifty little one-shot featuring the Hulk, Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, and Namor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 17th, 2011

Mystery Men #3

Two new pulp icons enter the scene and The Surgeon stands out as the looney antihero to watch this season.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 17th, 2011

Journey into Mystery #625

Loki fights the secret war against the Serpent in Hel. What a good guy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 17th, 2011

Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #6

Gregory Stark has taken over S.H.I.E.L.D. and must be stopped. Thankfully, the Avengers and Ultimates have put aside their differences to kick a little genius butt.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Stephen Segovia, Gerry Alanguilan, Jeff Huet, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 16th, 2011

Birds of Prey #14

The ladies attend a veterans charity auction with The Phantom Lady, and we flashback to a 1940’s mission against some Nazis who turn out to be very much alive and present at the auction.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Billy Tucci, Adriana Melo, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 15th, 2011

Northlanders #42

The last epic arc of Brian Wood’s brilliant “Northlanders” series begins here.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 15th, 2011

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2

For an origin that's about to get wiped out, an awful lot of time is being spent on it, here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Alex Massacci
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 15th, 2011

New Mutants #27

Sugar Man takes one on the tongue, and somehow, through that adventure, Abnett and Lanning almost make him an interesting character. Almost.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 14th, 2011

Alpha Flight #2

Take off to the great white north with Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Dale Eaglesham as they give the members of Alpha Flight a reason to be concerned or the future of Canada.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 14th, 2011

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2

The Atlantis/New Themyscira war that's not really appearing in "Flashpoint?" It's in here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Vicente Cifuentes, Diana Egea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2011

FF #6

And now, an issue of "FF" without any of the 16+ regular cast members appearing. Instead, it's the return of the Inhumans!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2011

The Red Wing #1

Dominic and Valin are two new recruits in an endless war that uses time travel to fight its battles. Two “Sons of The Red Wing”, they’ve lost their fathers to this war, but as always with time travel, nothing is quite certain.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Nick Pitarra
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 14th, 2011

Hellraiser #3

Clive Barker is just toying with us by making these new Cenobites and showing us the nasty things they can, and will, do.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Artists:
Stephen Thompson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 14th, 2011

X-Men: Schism #1

With the return of Quentin Quire comes the return of the Sentinels and some good ol’ Cyclops and Wolverine team-up action. “Schism” #1 begins this event very well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 13th, 2011

Ultimate Fallout #1

Spider-Man is dead and those that knew and loved him all react differently. Bendis and Bagley do some good work here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 13th, 2011

Green Lantern #67

The "War of the Green Lanterns" concludes, wrapping up a half-decade of event after event for the Green Lantern Corps.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 13th, 2011

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #521

In the midst of "Fear Itself," the American Panther makes his debut! And he's perhaps not as silly or toyetic as you might think.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 13th, 2011

Detective Comics #879

Enter, The Joker. He's the Batman’s greatest horror villain in what’s become the greatest horror arc for the Dark Knight.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 13th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival Of The Fittest #2

A dream sequence opens big, but the rest of the issue makes with the pretty over a decent but thin set of events.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 13th, 2011

Loose Ends #1

A kinetic and vibrant new mini-series with a powerful plot punch and massively impressive visuals.

Publisher:
12 Gauge Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Chris Brunner
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 13th, 2011

Hellboy: The Fury #2

Nobody does apocalypse quite like Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 13th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Monsters #1

Liz Sherman returns, and new artist Tyler Crook steps on board.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 13th, 2011

Captain America #1

Steve Rogers slinging the star-spangled shield in a new number one issue just in time for his big screen premiere. It may be more espionage and spy than superheroic, but it works.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 12th, 2011
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