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The Unwritten #40

"The Unwritten" #40 concludes the quiet story arc "The Wound" with some unusual twists, and the story continues to be lovingly narrated in ever-salty and no-nonsense voice of Australian cop Didge Patterson.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 27th, 2012

Scalped #60

The final issue to Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera's "Scalped" leaves a gratifying experience in its wake to the long-running Vertigo series.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
August 27th, 2012

Adventure Time #7

Three short stories set in the "Adventure Time" world prove funny, sweet, and in perfect tonal synch with the cartoon, making it a great companion for the show.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Shannon Wheeler, Zac Gorman
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Shannon Wheeler, Zac Gorman
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 27th, 2012

Invincible Iron Man #523

Tony Stark's chess match with the Mandarin continues in "Invincible Iron Man" #523 as the pair squares off over the fate of all of Iron Man's most fearsome foes that are being held captive in Mandarin City.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2012

Wolverine Annual #1

In "Wolverine Annual" #1, Logan might as well not be there. This is a ClanDestine story by Alan Davis from start to finish. There's plenty of action, but character development is slight and repercussions are few.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alan Davis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 27th, 2012

Astonishing X-Men #53

In "Astonishing X-Men" #53, a villain shows her hand, lovers say their farewell and the team finds out what happened to Karma, but the team still lacks cohesive chemistry and the art doesn't have any snap, crackle or pop.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Mike Perkins
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 27th, 2012

America's Got Powers #3

The third issue of "America's Got Powers" by Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch bring to light the dark secrets of those behind the games.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Ross
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 26th, 2012

Web of Spider-Man #129.1

Stuart Moore and Damion Scott look at the first time Spider-Man joined a super-team -- but the team may not be so familiar to longtime readers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Damion Scott
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 26th, 2012

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #12

"The Fury of Firestorm: the Nuclear Men" #12 changes the unstable dynamic between Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond forever.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Daniel Hdr, Marlo Alquiza, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 25th, 2012

Uncanny X-Men #17

It's Sinister vs. The Phoenix Force in "Uncanny X-Men" #17 as Sinister defends himself from a small crew of X-Men trying to rescue the Phoenix Five who've lost their power to six clones of Madelyn Pryor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Daniel Acuna, Mike Del Mundo, Diego Olmos
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 25th, 2012

Rachel Rising #10

Mysteries are revealed in "Rachel Rising" #10 as Rachel finally has a conversation with the blonde woman that has been following her since the first issue and Jet's path takes a dark turn.

Publisher:
Abstract Studios
Writer:
Terry Moore
Artists:
Terry Moore
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 25th, 2012

Punisher #14

In "Punisher" #14, Frank Castle arms himself against the Exchange with some equipment -- including, literally, one of Doctor Octopus' mechanical arms -- secured from a covert weapons deal gone wrong last issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 24th, 2012

Justice League Dark #12

Felix Faust is on the trail of the Books of Magic in "Justice League Dark" #12 and the team intends to follow him -- to Slaughter Swamp!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 24th, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man #692

What do you get a superhero for his fiftieth birthday? How about a $5.99 oversized comic book like "Amazing Spider-Man" #692?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Dean Haspiel, Nuno Plati
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 23rd, 2012

Fables #120

"Cubs in Toyland" continues in "Fables" #120, and Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's story gets decidedly grim as Dare and Therese's situation gets dire with starvation looming, and a sacrifice must be made.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 23rd, 2012

Courtney Crumrin #5

Ted Naifeh's "Courtney Crumrin" #5 might have had more impact if it came at a different time, but showing up right after last month's cliffhanger and not being a follow-up, it falls rather flat.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Ted Naifeh
Artists:
Ted Naifeh
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 23rd, 2012

Captain America and Namor #635.1

"Captain America and Namor" 635.1 isn't a jumping on point as much as it is the start of another bland storyline with a bit of character introduction at the start.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 23rd, 2012

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1

"Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan" #1 is a different look at the past of the titular character and while it's a well crafted comic in many ways it doesn't quite feel necessary after its execution falls somewhat short.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Adam Hughes
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 23rd, 2012

Spike #1

Victor Gischler and Paul Lee do their best with "Spike" #1, the start of a spin-off mini-series from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9," but ultimately it's just a reminder of something that didn't work in "Buffy the Va

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Paul Lee, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 23rd, 2012

The Flash #12

"The Flash" #12 puts the Flash in a tight spot as he apparently becomes responsible for the death of a supporting character just as the Rogues rise up to cause even more calamity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 23rd, 2012

The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1

"The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom" #1 is a pulpy tale that leans more towards character than action as it sets up a great story.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 22nd, 2012

Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu #1

"Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu" depicts just enough violence and strange ideas to be a gripping one-shot and yet another fantastic addition to the Mignolaverse treasury of amazing tales.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Wilfredo Torres
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 22nd, 2012

Dark Horse Presents #15

With 12 different stories in 88 pages, "Dark Horse Presents" #15 continues to offer a little something for everyone; even as one of the weaker issues, there's still more than enough for your money's worth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Michael Avon Oeming, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear, John Layman, Bo Hampton, Robert Timmell, Arvid Nelson, Nate Cosby, Mike Baron, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming, Phil Noto, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, Tony Puryear, Sam Kieth, Bo Hampton, Juan Ferreyra, Evan Shaner, Steve Rude, Kim W. Anderson, Mike Russell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012

Planetoid #3

With "Planetoid" #3, Ken Garing's science-fiction story has changed from a simple tale of survival to one of society-building, and in doing so it has become much more interesting.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ken Garing
Artists:
Ken Garing
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012

Batman Incorporated #3

How does Leviathan take over a city with no one noticing? Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham show us how in "Batman Incorporated" #3, even as Matches Malone makes a return to Gotham's underworld.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012

Mind MGMT #4

"Mind MGMT" #4 is the long awaited exposition issue as Matt Kindt tells us Henry Lyme's story and gives us the first glimpse inside the mysterious Mind MGMT organization -- and it's well worth the wait.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2012
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