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Fairest #8

"Fairest" #8 begins a new story arc, "The Hidden Kingdom" by Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda. Something from Rapunzel's past tracks her down and she is attacked twice by supernatural forces, once in Fabletown, once in Tokyo.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Lauren Beukes
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 8th, 2012

Worlds' Finest #5

Jerry Ordway and Wes Craig step in to help out with the art chores on a fairly unspectacular "Worlds' Finest" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
George Perez, Jerry Ordway, Wes Craig, Serge Lapointe
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2012

Harvest #3

Colin Lorimer's art and A.J. Lieberman's characterization and dialogue deliver a fast-paced thriller in "Harvest" #3 as antihero ex-doctor Benjamin Dane finds a third life and new calling as the action loops back to the opening sequenc

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
A.J. Lieberman
Artists:
Colin Lorimer
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 8th, 2012

The Boys #71

"The Boys" #71 is Billy Butcher's last stand, last con and his last clash and heart-to-heart with Wee Hughie, one last aria by before the curtain, a final all-out reckoning courtesy of Garth Ennis and Russ Braun, and it's a good one.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 8th, 2012

AVX VS #6

The final issue of "AVX VS," arguably the summer's most divisive series, offers readers the most surprising installment yet, as things get weird.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen, Kathryn Immonen, Christopher Hastings, Jeph Loeb, Jason Aaron, Dan Slott
Artists:
Jim Cheung, Mark Roslan, Mark Morales, Stuart Immonen, Mike Deodato Jr., Ed McGuinness, Joe Chabot, Arthur Adams, Ramon K. Perez, Katie Cook
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 8th, 2012

Dial H #5

Things come to a head in "Dial H" #5 as our heroes band together to fight Abyss and repair their dial.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
China Mieville
Artists:
Mateus Santolouco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 8th, 2012

Defenders #11

The Defenders appear to be back home in "Defenders" #11, only to find it being ravaged by a "Death Celestial."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Mirco Pierfederici
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 8th, 2012

Uncanny X-Men #19

Kieron Gillen gives readers a look inside Scott Summers' head for "Uncanny X-Men" #19 as he morphs from the lone remaining Phoenix into Dark Phoenix and back to himself again.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 8th, 2012

Earth 2 #5

According to the cover of "Earth 2" #5, Grundy is the death god, but that doesn't stop Alan Scott from punching him square in the jaw.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2012

Green Arrow #13

For new readers who might want to jump on board to "Green Arrow" #13 (between the #0 last month and the new show "Arrow" next week), Ann Nocenti and Freddie Williams II serve up an impenetrable story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Rob Hunter, Art Thibert, Tom Denerick
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 5th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2

"Before Watchmen: Rorschach" #2 is a great crime comic for the lead character, but despite the appropriate genre and setting, Rorschach feels out of place.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Lee Bermejo
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 5th, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man #695

Steve McNiven's gorgeous "Amazing Spider-Man" #695 cover shows us all of the players in this issue and indicates that the Kingpin just might be the source of Spider-Man's greatest headache ever.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daneil Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 5th, 2012

Detective Comics #13

"Detective Comics" #13 introduces the new creative team of John Layman and Jason Fabok, and their story of the Penguin wanting to make his mark on Gotham City is delightfully entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 5th, 2012

Action Comics #13

When the back-up feature of "Action Comics" #13 is more satisfying than one involving Superman entering the Phantom Zone, it feels like something is slightly off-kilter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 4th, 2012

Animal Man #13

"Animal Man" #13 launches Buddy Baker into a dystopian future while we see his family in the past deal with the villain that causes it all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Steve Pugh, Timothy Green II, Joseph Silver
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 4th, 2012

Guarding the Globe #2

Robert Kirkman has entrusted Phil Hester and Todd Nauck with the Guardians of the Globe series and the second issue of "Guarding the Globe" certainly does not disappoint.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 4th, 2012

Minimum Carnage: Alpha #1

"Minimum Carnage Alpha" #1 is a lot of crossover fun with Carnage doing what he does best and Venom and Scarlet Spider getting equal chance to shine at the hands of Cullen Bunn, Chris Yost and Lan Medina.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn, Christopher Yost
Artists:
Lan Medina, Karl Kesel, Cam Smith, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 4th, 2012

Ferals #9

David Lapham's "Ferals" is a gory, sexually charged take on the werewolf genre, filling a void for horror fans but borders on the offensive for everyone else.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Gabriel Andrade
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
October 4th, 2012

Green Lantern #13

In "Green Lantern" #13, suspected terrorist and known Green Lantern Simon Baz is on the run from the law and trying to figure out why he has a Green Lantern ring on his finger and how to get it off.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2012

Fatale #8

"Fatale" #8 continues Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips mixture of noir and horror as the 1970s cult closes in on our new main characters, even as we get more of Jo's past from Nick's memories.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 3rd, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #32

As Rick Remender and Phil Noto bring "Uncanny X-Force" closer to December's conclusion, the confrontation between X-Force, the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and Genesis reminds us why this title is a must-read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 3rd, 2012

Swamp Thing #13

Following DC's zero month, "Swamp Thing" #13 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette kicks off "Rotworld" with some gorgeous visuals.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 3rd, 2012

Avengers Vs. X-Men #12

Jason Aaron and Andy Kubert bring "Avengers Vs. X-Men" home with this final issue of Marvel's big showdown summer event.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Adam Kubert, John Dell, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 3rd, 2012

Non-Humans #1

Glen Brunswick and Whilce Portacio avoid most of the exposition pitfalls in "Non-Humans" #1, but this story about inanimate objects coming to life is hampered by an unlikable protagonist.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Glen Brunswick
Artists:
Whilce Portacio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 3rd, 2012

Daredevil: End of Days #1

Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz open the story of Daredevil's final days in masterful fashion with "Daredevil: End of Days" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack
Artists:
Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 11th, 2012
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