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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: April #7

IDW's "TMNT Micro-Series: April" issue introduced a fan favorite character into the new continuity, but lacked any real development for the titular character.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Barbara Randall Kesel
Artists:
Marley Zarcone
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 4th, 2012

Axe Cop: President of the World #2

In no particular order, these things make "Axe Cop: President of the World" by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle worthy of your money and time: (1) Chee-rex, (2) the ultimate fate of Seattle's Space Needle, (3) Bouncyworld.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Malachai Nicolle
Artists:
Ethan Nicolle
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 3rd, 2012

Prophet #28

In "Prophet" #28, Brandon Graham, Giannis Milonogiannis and Simon Roy make clever use of the old Extreme Studios universe by incorporating Diehard of "Youngblood" into the tale while continuing their creative march to a totally differe

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Graham, Giannis Milonogiannis, Simon Roy
Artists:
Giannis Milonogiannis
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 3rd, 2012

X-Treme X-Men #2

Dazzler and her band of merry mutants continue to traverse the multiverse in an attempt to right wrongs in “X-Treme X-Men” #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Stephen Segovia, Dennis Crisotomo, Walden Wong, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 3rd, 2012

Morning Glories #21

In "Morning Glories" #21, Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma deliver an issue so action-packed and dense with character development that it's like reading a first issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 2nd, 2012

Captain Marvel #3

"Captain Marvel" #3 follows the time-travelling adventures of Carol Danvers as she races into battle alongside the Banshee Squad, a female equivalent to the Howling Commandos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Dexter Soy, Rich Elson, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2012

Justice League International Annual #1

"Justice League International Annual" #1 weaves the JLI team into the DC Universe tighter than they have been to this point, but forgets to make it memorable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Dan DiDio
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #30

"Uncanny X-Force" #30 follows the reincarnated Apocalypse on a road trip that threatens to sully his new and clean attitude.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Dave Williams
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 31st, 2012

The Sixth Gun #24

In "The Sixth Gun" #24, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt begin their new story "Winter Wolves," where we see what's happening to not just our protagonists but the supporting cast, and it's creepy enough to give you chills even bef

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Brian Hurtt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 31st, 2012

Aquaman #12

"Aquaman" #12 by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado wraps up "The Others" storyarc as the Atlantean hero moves into his second year in the New 52.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 31st, 2012

Phantom Lady and Doll Man #1

"Phantom Lady and Doll Man" #1 has Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Cat Staggs, and Tom Derenick serve up a new origin for the duo of crime fighters, but most of it feels rather slow and a little too by-the-book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Cat Staggs, Tom Derenick
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 30th, 2012

Detective Comics Annual #1

Tony S. Daniel's last issue as writer of "Detective Comics" is this year's Annual, but as he wraps up the return of the Black Mask, the story feels somewhat unsuited to the format.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony S. Daniel
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Pere Perez, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 30th, 2012

Justice League #12

Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring the conclusion to "The Villain's Journey" in "Justice League" #12, as Superman and Wonder Woman lock lips.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Dave Finch, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Matt Banning, Rob Hunter, Joe Weems, Alex Garner, Trevor Scott, Mark Irwin, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 30th, 2012

The Flash Annual #1

"The Flash Annual" #1 comes close to hitting some strong beats but quickly devolves into a superpowered shambles seen too many times before as the Flash fights the Rogues.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Marcus To, Scott Kolins, Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert, Marcio Takara, Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 30th, 2012

National Comics: Looker #1

Looker, formerly of the Outsiders, gets a second chance in "National Comics: Looker #1." Unfortunately, the one-shot doesn't give enough to let her shine.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Mike S. Miller
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 30th, 2012

Green Lantern Annual #1

With Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver in the creators' chairs for "Green Lantern Annual" #1, that can only mean one thing: another epic tale bringing change to the Lanterns.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver, Pete Woods, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 30th, 2012

Steed and Mrs. Peel

BOOM! Studio's ongoing "Steed and Mrs. Peel" series debuts with a #0 issue by Mark Waid and Steve Bryant, but this re-introduction to the Hellfire Club feels like it's lacking a little pizazz even as it captures the overall structure.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Steve Bryant
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

Mudman #5

Paul Grist's "Mudman" #5 continues to entertain, as Grist introduces a new hero, gives us more clues on the mysteries in this small British town, and has a wonderful self-referential moment in how comic book supporting casts are formed.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Paul Grist
Artists:
Paul Grist
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

American Vampire #30

"American Vampire" #30 is a great middle arc issue where the plot moves forward and some great narrative bombs are dropped.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 29th, 2012

Angel & Faith #13

As someone who suffered through the original Connor storyline in "Angel," Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs show readers in "Angel & Faith" #13 that we actually can have a good story involving the hell dimension of Quor'toth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

Locke & Key: Grindhouse #1

The "Locke & Key: Grindhouse" one-shot is an astoundingly astute valentine to the old shock comics of the 50s as we learn a little bit more about the house and a whole lot more about the skill of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Joe Hill
Artists:
Gabriel Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 29th, 2012

Avenging Spider-Man #11

Peter teams-up with Aunt May in a special issue of "Avenging Spider-Man," celebrating the character's 50th Anniversary.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 28th, 2012
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