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Amazing Spider-Man #669

The Jackal’s plans take a worrying turn for the inhabitants of “Spider-Island.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Carlos Cuevas
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 19th, 2011

Deathstroke #1

A relaunched universe needs its bad guys and mercenaries, doesn’t it? That’d be why Deathstroke’s here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 18th, 2011

Optic Nerve #12

The long-awaited next installment in Tomine’s wonderful “Optic Nerve” series focuses on three short stories: “Amber Sweet,” “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as ‘Hortisculpture’,” and a two-page untitled auto-bio story.

Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Writer:
Adrian Tomine
Artists:
Adrian Tomine
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 18th, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #15

With Wolverine off the table, everyone else steps up with their own business. And business is good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jerome Opeña
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 16th, 2011

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1

Frankenstein works for a government agency that solves weird problems. Stuff like killing monsters. Which he totally does in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 16th, 2011

Criminal: Last of the Innocent #4

Riley Richards really is a piece of scum, and the truth is that such people succeed.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 16th, 2011

Batman & Robin #1

Batman and Robin (Bruce and Damian) begin working together as a team for the first time since Bruce’s return from the dead. Also, someone is out to kill the agents of Batman Inc.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 16th, 2011

Suicide Squad #1

Task Force X is reinstated, and this time “Suicide Squad” looks to grab more attention than any secret government sponsored team really should.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio, Ransom Getty, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 2011

Daredevil #3

"Daredevil" feels like two different comics grafted together, and the seams are showing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2011

Red Lanterns #1

The rage of the Red Lanterns gets unleashed in a story that may have been the root cause of Animal Man bleeding out from his eyes. Or not. At any rate, there’s a whole lot of red here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Ed Benes, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 2011

Grifter #1

Putting the grifter back in “Grifter,” con man Cole Cash has 17 minutes, hours, or days (it’s unclear) stolen from him by mysterious creatures.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
CAFU, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 15th, 2011

Resurrection Man #1

"Resurrection Man" stays true to form, bringing itself back to life and with a new trick to boot.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2011

Mister Terrific #1

The only apparent connection to the JSA in this initial offering from DC comes absolutely nowhere near filling the JSA-sized void on the comic racks

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Gianluca Gugliotta, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 14th, 2011

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1

Buffy searches for herself and her place in the world after ridding the world of all its magic.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joss Whedon
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 14th, 2011

John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1

Stylistically beautiful with energetic and humorous voices, Roger Langridge’s adaption of this Edgar Rice Burroughs story is off to a promising start.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Langridge, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Artists:
Filipe Andrade
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 14th, 2011

Fear Itself #6

The penultimate issue of “Fear Itself” offers up little to be excited – or fearful – about.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 14th, 2011

New Avengers #16

Daredevil joins the New Avengers and fights some Nazi robots!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 14th, 2011

Batwoman #1

"Batwoman" #1 picks up right where "Detective Comics" #863 left off a year and a half ago, and Williams and Blackman prove their writing chops.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2011

Demon Knights #1

It's a little exposition-heavy in places, but "Demon Knights" is off to a good start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2011

Legion Lost #1

"Legion Lost" feels determined to shed everything that would make it unique, until you start to wonder why this is even a Legion-related comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2011

Superboy #1

"Superboy" retains a surprisingly high amount of the character's origin, while tweaking what was left out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 14th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #4

Comics can be brilliant no matter where you are in the story. The final page of this one will really have you back next month.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 14th, 2011

Severed #2

Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft continue to offer up turn of the century creepiness.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft
Artists:
Attila Futaki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 14th, 2011

Green Lantern #1

As Sinestro returns to the Green Lantern Corps, it looks like maybe the Sinestro Corps is going to have to consider a name change.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 14th, 2011

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1

In the wake of Peter Parker's death, Brian Michael Bendis introduces readers to Miles Morales, the new Ultimate Spider-Man, and his supporting cast.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sarah Pichelli
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 14th, 2011
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