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Joe Kubert Presents #1

It’s a shame Joe Kubert did not live to see "Joe Kubert Presents" #1 published, as the comic is enjoyable and simply entertaining from start to finish.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Kubert, Brian Buniak, Sam Glanzman
Artists:
Joe Kubert, Brian Buniak, Sam Glanzman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 5th, 2012

AvX: Consequences #4

Cyclops makes a decision that changes his relationship with the X-Men forever in "AvX Consequences" #4 by Kieron Gillen and Mark Brooks.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Mark Brooks, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 5th, 2012

Ghosts #1

"Ghosts" #1 includes work by Geoff Johns, Amy Reeder, the late Joe Kubert, Paul Pope and Gilbert Hernandez. Despite this lineup, most of the stories are unmemorable, making for a mediocre anthology.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cecil Castellucci, Mary H. K. Choi, Al Ewing, Gilbert Hernandez, Geoff Johns,Neil Kleid, Joe Kubert, Andy Lanning, Toby Litt, Paul Pope
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Rufus Dayglo, Gilbert Hernandez, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kubert, John McCrea, Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder, Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 5th, 2012

Aquaman #13

Geoff Johns gives Ivan Reis and Joe Prado plenty of opportunities to produce fantastic visuals throughout the entirety of "Aquaman" #13.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 5th, 2012

Captain Marvel #6

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios wrap up a time travel storyline in "Captain Marvel" #6, but the issue feels a little disconnected from its previous chapters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Emma Rios, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 2nd, 2012

American Vampire #32

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque serve up a healthy dish of exposition in "American Vampire" #32, as a surprising face from the title's first story makes her dramatic and dangerous return.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 2nd, 2012

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16.1

Brian Bendis and David Marquez the first ever Ultimate point one issue in "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #16.1, as Betty Brant asks (and answers) the question: "Who is the new Spider-Man?"

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Marquez
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 2nd, 2012

Justice League Dark Annual #1

Nanda Parbat is the location for Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin to pit John Constantine's team against the forces of Nick Necro in "Justice League Dark Annual" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Victor Drujiniu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 2nd, 2012

X-Men Legacy #275

In "X-Men Legacy" #275, Christos Gage and David Baldeon guide the series to its conclusion after twenty years -- but it's a puzzlingly inauspicious send-off for a title that has endured longer than most.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
David Baldeon, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 1st, 2012

Swamp Thing Annual #1

If it's a 5-week month, it's time for DC Comics to break out the Annuals; this time, Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, Becky Cloonan, and Andrew Belanger use "Swamp Thing Annual" #1 to tell the first meeting between Alec and Abby.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft
Artists:
Becky Cloonan, Andrew Belanger, Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 1st, 2012

Ghostbusters #14

Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening present a showdown between the Ghostbusters and the Ghost Smashers in this Halloween release of "Ghostbusters" #14.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Erik Burnham
Artists:
Dan Schoening
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2012

Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor #1

"Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor" #1 from Joshua Hale Fialkov and Frazer Irving is a short origin tale packed with atmosphere and doom.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 1st, 2012

Avenging Spider-Man Annual #1

"Avenging Spider-Man Annual " #1 from Rob Williams and Brad Walker is a hilarious tale featuring the Thing and some idiot thugs making New York a worse place.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Brad Walker, John Livesay
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 1st, 2012

The New Deadwardians #8

Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard's excellent "The New Deadwardians" mini-series comes to a solid conclusion with issue #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 1st, 2012

Lot 13 #1

Steve Niles and Glenn Fabry bring an unlikely horror mini-series with lots of potential to DC with "Lot 13" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Glenn Fabry
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 1st, 2012

A+X #1

"A+X" #1 tells two very short but mostly satisfying tales -- the first has Dan Slott and Ron Garney pairing up Captain America and Cable, while the second has Jeph Loeb and Dale Keown doubling up on doses of Wolverine and The Hulk.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ron Garney, Dale Keown, Danny Miki, Mark Morales, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 1st, 2012

The Mighty Thor #22

Barry Kitson drops in to stabilize the visuals for the Matt Fraction's final Thor story in the pages of "The Mighty Thor" #22.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2012

Action Comics Annual #1

Cully Hamner delivers the debut of Kryptonite Man and Ryan Sook chips in for the first appearance of the Atomic Skull in "Action Comics Annual" #1 written by Sholly Fisch and "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch, Max Landis
Artists:
Cully Hamner, Ryan Sook
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2012

Batman: Li'l Gotham #1

Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs' "Batman: Li'l Gotham" #1 is a little light on plot, but it's so ridiculously cute that it's hard to not be instantly charmed by this Halloween-themed story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2012

New Mutants #50

With "New Mutants" #50 Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Felix Ruiz, and Klebs hit the end of the series, but it doesn't so much end as quietly fade away and keeping the door open for more usage of the concept.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Felix Ruiz, Klebs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2012

Happy! #2

Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's "Happy!" #2 slows the pace down a bit, and while it's still entertaining, a bit of the initial luster has faded.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2012

CBLDF Liberty Annual #5

"CBLDF Liberty Annual" #5 is for a good cause, and there are some gems in it, including a "Walking Dead" story from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, as well as a stunning short piece from James Asmus and Takeshi Miyazawa.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Howard Chaykin, Andy Diggle, Chris Giarrusso, Kieron Gillen, Brandon Graham, Jonathan Hickman, David Hine, Robert Kirkman, Jim McCann, Terry Moore, Chris Roberson, James Robinson, Steven T. Seagle, Richard Starkings
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Nate Bellegarde, J. Bone, Doug Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Marco Cinello, Chynna Clugston-Flores, Chris Giarrusso, Sina Grace, Brandon Graham, Jonathan Hickman, Roger Langridge, Janet Lee, Takeshi Miyazawa, Terry Moore, Ben Templesmith
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 31st, 2012

Bedlam #1

"Bedlam" #1 by Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo is a strong debut, with its operatic violence, funny, character-defining dialogue, and a creepy but charismatic serial killer protagonist.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 31st, 2012

Wolverine and the X-Men #19

With the crossover finally over, Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw continue the path of strong stories in "Wolverine & the X-Men" with a search for a new teacher, plus the fates of Broo and the new Hellfire Club.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 30th, 2012
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