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Avengers #28

Red Hulk takes on the X-Men in "Avengers" #28 -- he can't win (otherwise the crossover would come to an abrupt end), but how much damage can he do before Marvel's merry mutants stop him?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Walt Simonson, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 30th, 2012

Everybody Loves Tank Girl #1

"Everybody Loves Tank Girl" #1 begins a new Tank Girl series by original creator Alan Martin and Jim Mahfood for an unbalanced first issue.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Jim Mahfood, Alan Martin
Artists:
Jim Mahfood
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 30th, 2012

American Vampire #29

To try and root out vampires, Skinner Sweet and Pearl Preston pose as House of Un-American Activities Committee agents in Scott Snyder and Rfael Albuquerque's "American Vampire" #29.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Prophet #27

Once I realized "Prophet" #27 is like an epic poem in comics form, everything was fine. "Prophet" doesn't walk, talk or look like your average comic, but the rewards of reading it are equally unusual.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Graham, Giannis Milonogiannis, Simon Roy
Artists:
Giannis Milonogiannis
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 30th, 2012

Axe Cop: President of the World #1

In "Axe Cop: President of the World" #1 by 8-year old Malachai Nicolle and his 31-year old brother Ethan, Axe Cop faces the possible return of bad guys and promises to help new friends Goo Cop and Junior Cobbb with their family issues.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Malachai Nicolle
Artists:
Ethan Nicolle
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 30th, 2012

Secret Avengers #29

Recovering from the "Avengers Vs. X-Men" crossover, "Secret Avengers" #29 sees the team short on Avengers, choosing to play up the secrets with an appearance by the new Masters of Evil.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Star Wars: Darth Maul -- Death Sentence #1

Tom Taylor writes some new adventures for everyone's favorite Zabrak Sith apprentice in "Star Wars: Darth Maul -- Death Sentence" #1, an issue that might surprise comic book readers unfamiliar with the "Clone Wars" animated series

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Bruno Redondo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Green Lantern #11

In “Green Lantern” #11, Hal Jordan gets a more inflated ego and Sinestro is freed from the Indigo Tribe’s control, while Black Hand returns to Earth, gets some Chinese takeout and has dinner with his dead family.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 30th, 2012

Winter Soldier #8

"Winter Soldier" #8 marks a transition for the narrative, as set pieces move the players to new locations, making writer Ed Brubaker's slow pace build tension for the conclusion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Michael Lark, Brian Thies, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 27th, 2012

Justice League Dark #11

A few issues into their "Justice League Dark" run, Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin have an excellent game plan as they layer mysteries and betrayal effortlessly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 27th, 2012

X-Treme X-Men #1

"X-Treme X-Men" #1 by Greg Pak and Stephen Segovia has an interesting universe hopping adventure idea that's sadly buried in sloppy writing and art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Stephen Segovia
Artists:
Greg Pak, Stephen Segovia, Dennis Crisostomo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 27th, 2012

X-Men Legacy #270

"X-Men Legacy" continues to flounder under Christos Gage and David Baldeon, even as they try their best to tell smaller more personal stories related, but not critical, to "Avengers Vs. X-Men."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
David Baldeon, Jordan Tarragona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 27th, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #28

Rick Remender and Julian Totino Tedesco take X-Force to the future for "Uncanny X-Force" #28, a Psylocke-centric issue with the creative team's take on "Days of the Future Past."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Julian Totino Tedesco
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 27th, 2012

Debris #1

"Debris" #1, written by Kurtis J. Wiebe with art by Riley Rossmo and Owen Gieni, is like a certain kind of blind date. It's gorgeous, but the conversation is awkward and slow, and you're heard it all before.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 26th, 2012

National Comics: Eternity #1

Jeff Lemire, Cully Hamner and Derec Donovan revive an old character in "National Comics: Eternity" and it's easily the best revamp formerly-Kid Eternity's had in ages.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Cully Hamner, Derec Donovan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

Resident Alien #3

"Resident Alien" #3 brings Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's first mini-series to a conclusion, but with more scheduled for later this year there isn't a sense of finality present.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight #11

Two issues into the updated creative team of Gregg Hurwitz and David Finch, "Batman: The Dark Knight" #11's story of the Scarecrow's latest experiment is turning out to be a hit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
David Finch
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

Masks & Mobsters #1

Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson's "Masks & Mobsters" #1 is a cape/crime mash up that takes the tone of '50s pulp and blends it with modern story sensibilities in a fantastic manner.

Publisher:
Monkeybrain Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Mike Henderson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
July 26th, 2012

Wolverine & the X-Men #14

"Wolverine & the X-Men" #14 lets Jason Aaron and Jorge Molina show us a side-story of "Avengers vs. X-Men" as Colossus and Shadowcat go on a date -- and unsurprisingly, disaster ensues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Norman Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

FF #20

"FF" #20 is now more than ever an overflow title for "Fantastic Four," its apparent purpose being to help Jonathan Hickman wrap up storylines like the Inhumans' status in the Marvel Universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 26th, 2012

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #2

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism" #2 brings Mike Mignola and Cameron Stewart's story of a long term possession to an attractive-looking but slightly predictable conclusion.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Cameron Stewart
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 25th, 2012
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