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Fairest #9

In "Fairest" #9 by Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda, Rapunzel meets old loves and new threats in The Hidden Kingdom. The imagery and Beukes' allusive world-building are lovely, but flaws in plotting, pacing and characterization mar its beaut

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Lauren Beukes
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 12th, 2012

Animal Man #14

Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh and Timothy Green II jump between present day and the Rotworld future in "Animal Man" #14, but it's those left behind in the present day that present the more compelling story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Steve Pugh, Timothy Green II, Joseph Silver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 12th, 2012

Green Lantern #14

Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke continue to introduce new Green Lantern Baz in while "Rise of the Third Army" rolls on in the background, but neither is terribly compelling.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 12th, 2012

Thought Bubble Anthology 2012 #2

"Thought Bubble Anthology" #2 is as brilliant and diverse as the entirety of the comics medium. An absolute, no-excuses must-buy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Lucia Rose Harris, Pete Doree, Skottie Young, Gail Simone, Richard Starkings, Emma Vieceli, Matthew Sheret, Ivan Brandon, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Lee Barnett, Warren Ellis, Kate Beaton, Chris Lackey, JG Ros
Artists:
Sean Phillips, Tony Harris, Skottie Young, Tula Lotay, Boo Cook, Kristyna Baczynski, Emma Vieceli, Leigh Gallagher, Clark Burscough, Richard Hughes, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Ollie Redding, Kate Beaton, Chris
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 12th, 2012

Detective Comics #14

John Layman, Jason Fabok, Jeromy Cox and Dezi Sienty put the "Detective" back into "Detective Comics" #14 and mesh flawlessly to produce a praiseworthy Batman story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2012

X-Men #38

Seth Peck and Paul Azaceta debut on "X-Men" #38 with a story teaming up Domino and Daredevil. It's not necessarily an "X-Men" story, but it is entertaining in its own right.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Seth Peck
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 9th, 2012

Avengers #33

Brian Michael Bendis is joined by Terry and Rachel Dodson to present the penultimate issue of this volume "Avengers" #33.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 9th, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland #1

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow Wonderland" #1 by Jeff Parker and Brian Ching has fun jokes and pretty art, but the story suffers from a lack of interesting action and a derivative, unimaginative setting.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Brian Ching, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 9th, 2012

Defenders #12

"Defenders" #12 from Matt Fraction and Mirco Pierfederici brings this run to an enigmatic and emotional close.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Mirco Pierfederici
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 9th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Moloch #1

"Before Watchmen: Moloch" has J. Michael Straczynski and Eduardo Risso tackle the one "super-villain" from "Watchmen," but this "Before Watchmen" mini-series feels the most pointless of them all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, John Higgins
Artists:
Eduardo Risso, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 9th, 2012

Avengers Academy #39

In "Avengers Academy" #39 Christos Gage and Tom Grummett provide the kids with a graduation ceremony, but the conclusion of the series ultimate falls short.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 9th, 2012

AvX: Consequences #5

Kieron Gillen and Gabriel Hernandez Walta wrap up "AvX: Consequences" #5 on a strong and definitive note; as an epilogue mini-series goes, this one should be used as a model for others to follow.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 8th, 2012

Daredevil: End of Days #2

"Daredevil: End of Days" #2 from Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson, and Bill Sienkiewicz sends Ben Urich further down the path into this murky mystery.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack
Artists:
Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 8th, 2012

Freelancers #1

Created by Matt Gagnon and Felipe Smith, "Freelancers" #1 has a primary story by Ian Brill and Joshua Covey -- it's a lot for $0.99, but ultimately, a disappointing first issue.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Artists:
Joshua Covey, Felipe Smith
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 8th, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #33

"Uncanny X-Force" #33 continues Rick Remender and Phil Noto's "Final Execution" with a gruesome showdown between Nightcrawler and Blob.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 8th, 2012

47 Ronin #1

Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's "47 Ronin" #1 looks absolutely gorgeous, but the story itself feels a little slow and stilted in this first chapter telling a legend from Japan's past.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Richardson
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 8th, 2012

Green Arrow #14

Ann Nocenti and Freddie Williams II seem to be biding their time on this title as the "Hawkman: Wanted" storyline sideswipes "Green Arrow" #14 with an unnecessary and muddy crossover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 8th, 2012

Swamp Thing #14

"Rotworld: the Green Kingdom" part two provides a deeper dive into the horrific dystopian future in the pages of "Swamp Thing" #14 courtesy of Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 8th, 2012

Deadpool #1

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Tony Moore deliver a rollicking adventure chock full of laughs in "Deadpool" #1 as the Merc With A Mouth takes on a cadre of dead presidents.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
Artists:
Tony Moore
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 7th, 2012

Shadowman #1

"Shadowman" #1 by Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher shows elements of promise, but ultimately doesn’t wow out of the gate.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 7th, 2012

Stumptown #3

"Stumptown" #3 from Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth draws this case close to resolution, but not without a few more bumps in the trail.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Matthew Southworth
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 7th, 2012

Colder #1

Despite an over-the-top cover, "Colder" #1 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra is not splatter horror, but the beginning of a strange and original psychological thriller with a heart-thumping cliffhanger at issue's end.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 7th, 2012

Epic Kill #6

Raffaele Ienco's tale of the ultimate fighting machine returns to Image, as "Epic Kill" attempts to do the impossible: Bring its lead character back to life. It doesn't happen here, but it's a lot of fun in the process.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Raffaele Ienco
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
November 7th, 2012

Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under #1

Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau return to guide the paranormal investigators of the Bureau of Extra-Dimensional Liabilities and Management (BEDLAM) on an Australian adventure in "Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Todd Dezago
Artists:
Craig Rousseau, Lauren Monardo Gramprey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 7th, 2012

Storm Dogs #1

David Hine and Doug Braithwaite's "Storm Dogs" #1 is a worthy addition to Image's growing library of sci-fi series, successfully merging the genre with crime fiction, and providing a solid visual experience.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
November 7th, 2012

Iron Man #1

No longer Invincible, "Iron Man" #1 by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land pits the armored Avenger against a weapon as dangerous as he is, as Marvel NOW! begins its launch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 7th, 2012
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