Review Search: 2011-09-07

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Spider-Island: Avengers #1

The Avengers team up with Frog-Man while Squirrel Girl babysits.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 12th, 2011

Heroes For Hire #11

“Fear Itself” creeps into the “Heroes For Hire” title with a surprisingly effective issue that gives both Misty Knight and Elektra lots of cool moments.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Kyle Hotz, Bob Almond
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 11th, 2011

Men of War #1

Corporal Joe Rock is recruited for a new unit with a difficult mission. Of course, it all goes to hell right away.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon, Jonathan Vankin
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 11th, 2011

Moon Knight #5

Moon Knight is a pretty horrible superhero and proves it once again when he almost gets arrested.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 11th, 2011

Action Comics #1

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman! Back again, but for the first time.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 11th, 2011

The Boys #58

The investigation of a prostitute’s murder points to Jack from Jupiter, but Butcher thinks it’s a set up, wondering who would want to frame a member of the Seven.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 10th, 2011

Green Arrow #1

The relaunch has put a fresh face on Ollie Queen, except now he more closely resembles another famous comic book archer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. T. Krul
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, George Pérez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2011

Thunderbolts #163

This is one of the stranger status quo shifts for "Thunderbolts," and I'm dying to see where Parker and Walker take us.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 9th, 2011

Wolverine: Debt of Death #1

Imagine if Sydney Pollack had directed a Wolverine movie 35 years ago. Yeah, this is that good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 9th, 2011

X-23 #14

Laura teams up with the FF in an attempt to discover what’s causing havoc in New York City, while Gambit and Cecilia Reyes look for Laura.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 9th, 2011

Batwing #1

The DC relaunch all but guaranteed a new plethora of Bat-books. Week One saw 3 released, including “Batwing," which spins out of the stories from the much-ballyhooed “Batman, Inc."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd WInick
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 9th, 2011

Punisher #3

Three issues into the relaunch of this title, Greg Rucka finally puts some words in the Punisher’s mouth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 8th, 2011

Stormwatch #1

The new “Stormwatch” brings Wildstorm into the DC Universe as the group tries to recruit a superhuman known as Apollo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 8th, 2011

Static Shock #1

Static Shock’s return to comics comes just as he moves to New York City and becomes an immediately controversial hero.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott McDaniel, John Rozum
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion, Le Beau Underwood
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 8th, 2011

Hawk & Dove #1

"Hawk & Dove" is a team book that is less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Rob Liefeld
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 8th, 2011

O.M.A.C. #1

There's a lot of mass destruction in "O.M.A.C." #1, but little else to recommend just yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 8th, 2011

Intrepid EscapeGoat #1

Brian Smith’s creator-owned series spins out from its Free Comic Book Day beginnings to deliver “The Curse of the Buddha’s Tooth.”

Publisher:
Th3rd World Studios
Writer:
Brian Smith
Artists:
Brian Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 8th, 2011

The Big Lie #1

A physicist travels back ten years in time to save her husband from dying in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but gets into an argument over who was behind the attacks.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Veitch
Artists:
Rick Veitch, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 8th, 2011

Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X #1

There are a myriad of new comic series kicking off this week. Sure to be overlooked due to its smaller footprint, Atomic Robo’s latest adventure is waiting for you, with a well-constructed story and nicely stylized art.

Publisher:
Red 5 Comics
Writer:
Brian Clevinger
Artists:
Scott Wegener
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 7th, 2011

Animal Man #1

The script for "Animal Man" does a better job of balancing the strange and mundane than the art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 7th, 2011

Batgirl #1

"Batgirl" is off to a slow start, but shows promise.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 7th, 2011

Justice League International #1

DC reaches back to the 1986 relaunch of “Justice League” for some basic ingredients to add to this new “Justice League International” buffet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 7th, 2011

Detective Comics #1

Daniel's first issue of "Detective Comics" is a game-raising effort from the writer/artist, promising dark times ahead for the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Salvador Daniel
Artists:
Tony Salvador Daniel, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 7th, 2011

Swamp Thing #1

This series appears to be just what the doctor ordered to help wipe out all memory of the recently completed lackluster “Brightest Day” tie-in. Scott Snyder’s story and Yanick Paquette’s art sure helps.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 7th, 2011

New Avengers Annual #1

There’s trouble coming for all of the Avengers and it starts things off by punching as many of them in the face as possible.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Gabriele Dell'Otto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 6th, 2011

Casanova: Avaritia #1

Matt Fraction's Casanova returns, and is in a bad way. Read of that what you will. Can a book that changes as often as this continue to entertain in the same way?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 5th, 2011
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