Review Search: 2012-09-05

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Swamp Thing

Scott Snyder and Kano provide an accessible issue for new readers of "Swamp Thing," showcasing the villainous avatar of the Rot, Arcane, with horrific artwork.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Kano
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
September 10th, 2012

Think Tank #2

In "Think Tank" #2, Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal, hotshot scientific genius David Loren reveals why he created his treasonous "Godfather" plan and David's friendship with fellow scientist Mannish is put to the test.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Rahsan Ekedal
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 10th, 2012

Thief of Thieves #8

James Asmus takes a turn at the writing chores in "Thief of Thieves" #8, crafting a slower plot spinning out of the aftermath of the heist, with father and son separately facing very different consequences.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 10th, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: Fugitoid #8

The series of one-shots centered on ancillary characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe continues with "Fugitoid," sporting a nifty David Petersen cover.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Paul Allor
Artists:
Paul McCaffrey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Fashion Beast #1

With names like Alan Moore and Malcolm McLaren attached, it's safe to say that whatever "Fashion Beast" is, one thing it won't be is dull.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren, Antony Johnston
Artists:
Facundo Percio
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 10th, 2012

Damsels #1

"Damsels" #1 offers a look at a shared universe for many favorite leading ladies from fairy tales or legends in a manner that promises to raise many questions before it delivers any answers.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artists:
Aneke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1

Steve Darnall, Alex Ross and Jonathan Lau revive Pete Morisi's "Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt" at Dynamite Entertainment, but in the process stand to leave out what made the original property entertaining.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Steve Darnall, Alex Ross, Pete Morisi
Artists:
Jonathan Lau, Pete Morisi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 10th, 2012

Road to Oz #1

Eric Shanower and Skottie Young's latest Oz adaptation "Road to Oz" #1 is off to a beautiful but slow start.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Eric Shanower
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 10th, 2012

G.I. Combat

"G. I. Combat" #0 has the Unknown Soldier in one story and dinosaurs in the other. I'm not sure where the series goes from here, but this one is enjoyable enough.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, J.T. Krul
Artists:
Staz Johnson, Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Avengers Academy

"Avengers Academy" #36 continues its plunge towards the series conclusion, and Christos Gage and Andrea Di Vito start wrapping up storylines in the fight against Alchemist.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Andrea Di Vito
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 10th, 2012

Stormwatch

Peter Milligan and Will Conrad's "Stormwatch" #0 takes a journey through the lives of Century Babies, like Jenny Quantum and Jenny Sparks among others.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Worlds' Finest

A disconnect between the writing and art keeps Paul Levitz and Kevin Maguire's "Worlds' Finest" #0 from fulfilling its potential.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Kevin Maguire, Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 10th, 2012

Green Arrow

"Green Arrow" #0 resets the origins of Oliver Queen and Tommy Merlyn, giving both a little motivation as well as a shared history.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Earth 2

In "Earth 2" #0, James Robinson and Tomás Giorello delve into the origin of Mr. 8, who narrates his "Hero's Tale" about how he came to turn on his team, like Ozymandias in a more boring costume.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Tomas Giorello
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 10th, 2012

Animal Man

Buddy Baker gets a revised origin that makes a good deal of sense in Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh's "Animal Man" #0.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 10th, 2012

Batwing

"Batwing" #0 is a wonderful example what these #0 issues from DC should be: true stories of characters "Before the New 52!"

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Marcus To, Ryan Winn, Richard Zajac
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 10th, 2012

Detective Comics

"Detective Comics" #0 is a tale from Bruce Wayne's past that almost reads like a fable. While Gregg Hurwitz and Tony Daniel's story stumbles over the hurdles of cliché, it eventually crosses the finish line.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Tony Daniel, Pere Perez, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 7th, 2012

Fairest #7

"Fairest" #7 puts the spotlight on the beautiful Lamia, as pursued by the Beast in the 1940s -- but Matthew Sturges and Shawn McManus provide their own twist for the characters involved.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 7th, 2012

Action Comics

In a flashback to the days when Superman had only just arrived in Metropolis, Grant Morrison asks, "What would happen to someone who stole Superman's cape?"

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 7th, 2012

Defenders #10

"Defenders" #10 puts the team on the run from an army of ants. Naturally, where there are ants, Ant-Man can't be too far behind.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 7th, 2012

Hawkeye #2

"Hawkeye" #2 is a stellar example of comic storytelling and collaboration that shows another case file from Clint Barton's off-duty hours.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 7th, 2012

Dial H

China Mieville and Riccardo Burchielli take full advantage of "Dial H" #0 by bringing a story set in the past that provides a huge and disturbing piece of information about the Dial.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
China Mieville
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 6th, 2012

The Phantom Stranger

In "The Phantom Stranger" #0, Dan Didio and Brent Anderson rob the main character of all of his mystery, which feels more than a little counter-productive, even as it provides him with a new goal.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio
Artists:
Brent Anderson, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 6th, 2012

X-Factor #243

"X-Factor" #243 feels a little predictable as Peter David and Leonard Kirk delve into Polaris's origin, but that doesn't stop it from also being enjoyable.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 6th, 2012

Guarding the Globe #1

"Guarding the Globe" has a lot of good elements in it, but the first issue doesn't give a strong hook. For fans of "Invincible," though, there's a strong potential worth reading here.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
September 6th, 2012

Green Lantern

"Green Lantern" #0 doesn't focus on Hal Jordan or Thaal Sinestro. Instead, it introduces Simon Baz, gives him and Green Lantern ring and sends him on his way in a different, but familiar, origin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 6th, 2012
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