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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13

This is the first time Brian Michael Bendis' "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" feels like it belongs to the Ultimate Universe, but Bendis but ties it together effortlessly, keeping the soul of Miles Morales' book intact.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Marquez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 6th, 2012

Harvest #1

"Harvest" #1 suffers from confusing pacing by writer A.J. Lieberman, but Colin Lorimer's art strong, and quick-beating bloody heart of the story has enough suspense and substance to be worth a look.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
A.J. Lieberman
Artists:
Colin Lorimer
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 6th, 2012

Black Kiss II #1

Howard Chaykin's follow-up to his original erotic comic "Black Kiss" is familiar to those who read the original, but newcomers may be found wanting.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Howard Chaykin
Artists:
Howard Chaykin
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
August 6th, 2012

Daredevil #16

In Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #16, the Avengers try to save Matt Murdock's life after his kidnapping. As Ant-Man tries to rescue Daredevil from the inside, he experiences what few have: what it's like to be the Man W

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee,
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 6th, 2012

The Defenders #9

"The Defenders" #9 from Matt Fraction and Jamie McKelvie is a retro narrative bomb that finally delivers on the promise of the series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 6th, 2012

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #156.1

Roger Stern and Roberto De La Torre bring back "Peter Parker: Spider-Man" for one last issue. What familiar location do Peter and Norah find themselves in?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Stern
Artists:
Roberto De La Torre
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 6th, 2012

Thief of Thieves #7

Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer and Shawn Martinbrough deliver one hell of a ride in "Thief of Thieves" #7, and even more impressively, bring it in for a satisfying and smooth landing.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 3rd, 2012

The Cape 1962 #2

"The Cape 1969" #2 is a brutal steel cage match of an issue. Our crashed war hero is shoved into a precarious situation that gets stranger and stranger.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Jason Ciaramella
Artists:
Nelson Daniel
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 3rd, 2012

Red Lanterns #12

"Red Lanterns" #12 does a nice job of tucking in some loose ends and providing a point for the characters, creators and readers to refocus.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

Dial H #4

China Mieville and Mateus Santolouco's "Dial H" continues to come up with big crazy ideas involving Nullomancers and other dimensions, even as the pair carefully weave together part of a larger tapestry.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
China Mieville
Artists:
Mateus Santolouco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2012

Swamp Thing #12

“Swamp Thing” #12 picks up part two of the “Rotworld” crossover with “Animal Man” #12 and puts both Alec Holland and Buddy Baker in the cold, black, fetid heart of the Rot’s Kingdom.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Dan Green, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1

Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic show us what happens when "Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe," but it turns out that scenario lacks any real spark.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Dalibor Talajic
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2012

Animal Man #12

The "Rotworld" crossover between "Animal Man" and "Swamp Thing" begins with a large chunk of exposition courtesy Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder and Steve Pugh, but gets moving nicely afterwards.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2012

Justice League International #12

It's the end of the road for Booster Gold and the rest of the team in "Justice League International" #12 as the team bids farewell to Rocket Red. Naturally, Batman shows up to complicate things.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

Think Tank #1

"Think Tank" #1 is kind of what the first "Iron Man" film could have been without Tony Stark ever developing a suit of Iron Man of armor.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Rahsan Ekedal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2012

Avengers Vs. X-Men #9

In "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #9, Spider-Man and a contingent of Avengers face the X-Men and teach the Phoenix Four a lesson or two about power and responsibility.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Adam Kubert, John Dell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2012

Action Comics #12

Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and a back-up cast of thousands wrap up the first year of "Action Comics" with a slightly flat conclusion to Superman's new secret identity and the mysterious Neo Sapiens.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Rags Morales, CAFU, Brad Walker, Rick Bryant, Bob McLeod, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 1st, 2012

X-Factor #241

Peter David and Leonard Kirk kick off their status quo-changing storyline in "X-Factor" #241, and for an opening chapter, it feels on track.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 1st, 2012

Mind MGMT #3

"Mind MGMT" #3 sends our heroine, Meru, on a quest across the world to discover more about the central mystery of the title as a dangerous trek unfolds, resulting in death and more questions than answers in the best possible way.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 1st, 2012

Avengers Academy #34

Christos Gage and Tom Grummett kick off "Final Exam" in "Avengers Academy" #34, and for an "everything changes" storyline, this opening chapter appears to deliver.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 1st, 2012

Hawkeye #1

Matt Fraction and David Aja team up for a home run of a first issue, something completely beautiful and nearly unique in superhero comics, with "Hawkeye" #1

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 31st, 2012
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