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Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #5

David Peterson's "Mouse Guard: The Black Axe" #5 takes a sad dark turn in this issue as Celanawe finds himself losing everything he has come to care about.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
David Petersen
Artists:
David Petersen
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 13th, 2012

The Ravagers #4

Beast Boy and Terra get the spotlight treatment in "The Ravagers" #4 and readers get a bit of a surprise at the end of this issue: a Beast Boy-specific surprise with a New 52 twist.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Howard Mackie
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Stefano Martino, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2012

Incredible Hulk #12

Wolverine and the Thing make a guest appearance in "Incredible Hulk" #12 by Jason Aaron and Carlos Pacheco -- who better to deal with a threat from the Jade Giant?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Roger Bonet
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2012

Thun'da #1

"Thun'da" #1 by Robert Place Napton and Cliff Richards marks Dynamite Entertainment's revival of a classic Frazetta character with disappointing results.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Place Napton
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
August 13th, 2012

Punk Rock Jesus #2

Sean Murphy's "Punk Rock Jesus" continues to impress from stunning black and white visuals to a savvy story deconstructing everything from religion to reality television.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Sean Murphy
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 13th, 2012

Spider-Men #4

Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli deliver some of the best scenes yet in "Spider-Men" #4 as Peter Parker and Miles Morales meet up with some familiar faces from the past.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 13th, 2012

The Mighty Thor #18

"The Mighty Thor" #18 compels readers with a prologue for the upcoming "Everything Burns" storyarc by Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen with art by Alan Davis.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2012

Wolverine #311

Simone Bianchi's art for "Wolverine" #311 is eye-catching, but the story involving the resurrection of Sabretooth still feels unimpressive with this second installment.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Simone Bianchi, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 13th, 2012

Daredevil Annual #1

Alan Davis' ClanDestine crossover continues in "Daredevil Annual" #1 with mixed results.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alan Davis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 13th, 2012

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #12

Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli drop Frankenstein into a leviathan graveyard in "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." #12. It gets more bizarre from there.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2012

Scarlet Spider #8

The Texas superhero team known as the Rangers shows up to try and teach the Scarlet Spider a lesson or two. Of course that leads to superheroes punching each other throughout "Scarlet Spider" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 10th, 2012

Wasteland #39

"Wasteland" #39 is a fantastic standalone one-shot from Antony Johnston and Sandy Jarrell that will entertain long-term fans and new readers alike.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Sandy Jarrell
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 10th, 2012

Captain America and Iron Man #635

The Marvel team-up title featuring Captain America also includes Iron Man, M.O.D.O.K. and Batroc! What more do you really need from Marvel?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Barry Kitson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 9th, 2012

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3

"American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares" #3 brings Dracula onto the chessboard and pits him against the Vassals of the Morning Star through the actions of one of their own.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 9th, 2012

Suicide Squad #12

"Suicide Squad" #12 hits the end of its first year with Adam Glass and Fernando Dagnino revealing the Squad's traitor, even as their mission to stop Basilisk in Mexico slides helplessly from bad to worse.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 9th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Len Wein's story in "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" #2 is competent if forgettable, but Jae Lee's artwork is so beautiful that it's absolutely worth taking a look how this creator's talent is exploding off the page.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Jae Lee, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 9th, 2012

Fantastic Four #609

Ryan Stegman joins Jonathan Hickman on the creative team for "Fantastic Four" #609, just in time for a Galactus-rocket ride into the future.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Ryan Stegman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2012

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #2

Meredith Gran continues the first "Adventure Time" spin-off with "Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens" #2, but this second chapter has lost a little bit of the shine.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Meredith Gran, Faith Erin Hicks, Tim Larade
Artists:
Meredith Gran, Faith Erin Hicks
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2012

Conan the Barbarian #7

"Conan the Barbarian" #7 kicks off a new story arc courtesy Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan, as Conan and BĂȘlit travel to Conan's home village and the Queen of the Black Coast discovers a demotion of sorts to her own status.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2012

Batman #12

With the Owls vanquished, "Batman" #12 lets Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke shift to a satisfying story that focuses on a supporting character from an earlier issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Becky Cloonan, Andy Clarke, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 8th, 2012

It Girl and the Atomics #1

It Girl takes a star turn in this "Madman" spinoff miniseries written by Jamie S. Rich and drawn by Eisner Award winning creator Mike Norton.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2012

Godzilla: The Half Century War #1

"Godzilla: The Half Century War" #1 from the incredibly talented James Stokoe chronicles one man's ongoing war of confrontations with Godzilla.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
James Stokoe
Artists:
James Stokoe
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 8th, 2012

The Massive #3

"The Massive" #3 wraps Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson's introductory arc in a solemn and intelligent manner.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Kristian Donaldson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 8th, 2012

Gambit #1

"Gambit" by James Asmus and Clay Mann takes off in a disappointingly predictable direction -- hopefully, the creative team has some surprises in store eventually.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Clay Mann, Seth Mann
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 7th, 2012

Earth 2 #4

James Robinson continues to build worlds in "Earth 2" #4 by introducing Grundy and Atom, bringing them on a collision course with Flash, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Eduardo Pansica, Trevor Scott, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 3rd, 2012

Archer & Armstrong #1

Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry revive "Archer & Armstrong," and while it's not up to the Barry Windsor-Smith levels of greatness, it's still good enough to sit up and take notice.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2012
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