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Bedlam #2

In "Bedlam" #2, Fillmore Press gives his doctor cause for worry, and Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo succeed in evoking that sick fascination that accompanies a conflicted desire to look more and look away at the same time.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 3rd, 2012

Morning Glories #23

The Ceremony begins in "Morning Glories" #23 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, but the events that surround it are more than main attraction. Irina leads The Truants to a point of no return, and a sacrifice comes from an unexpected source.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 3rd, 2012

Talon #2

Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV guide "Talon" #2 into a story that is wonderfully matched for the art nouveau-influenced artwork of Juan Jose Ryp.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 3rd, 2012

Savage Hawkman #14

"Savage Hawkman" #14 continues struggling to find its bearings following the departure of Rob Liefeld, despite the combined efforts of Frank Tieri, Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Liefeld, Frank Tieri
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson, Art Thibert, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 3rd, 2012

New Avengers #34

Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato wrap up the series in "New Avengers" #34, closing out the adventures of Bendis' New Avengers in anticipation of Marvel NOW!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato, Chuck BB, Farel Dalrymple, Ming Doyle, Lucy Knisley, Becky Cloonan, Yves Bigerel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 3rd, 2012

Captain America and Black Widow #639

"Captain America and Black Widow" #639 by Cullen Bunn and Francesco Francavilla stumbles a bit, but sets up the final issue of this arc nicely.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 3rd, 2012

Masks #1

Other than the swanky Alex Ross art "Masks" #1 offers readers a solid story from Chris Roberson that features the Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, and a drawing of Zorro.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 30th, 2012

American Vampire #33

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque give readers plenty of reasons to get emotional with the story in "American Vampire" #33, the second-to-last issue before the series break.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 30th, 2012

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1

"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" #1 has strong dialogue, jokes and art by Katie Cook and Andy Price. The evil Queen Chrysalis returns, "filly-napping" the younger ponies, and the Mane Six must wrangle her or be wrangled.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Katie Cook
Artists:
Andy Price
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 30th, 2012

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #14

"The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man" #14 is two issues into Dan Jurgens' revamp of the title, and it's already a big improvement over what came before. Tying it into the cancelled "Captain Atom" feels a bit risky, though.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight #14

Gregg Hurwitz and David Finch's "Batman: The Dark Knight" #14 continues to be the darkest title in the Batman family, as their Scarecrow story fakes the reader into thinking it's over when it's not.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
David Finch
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2012

Aquaman #14

"Aquaman" #14 may serve as a prologue to "Throne of Atlantis," but this issue feels like Geoff Johns, Pete Woods, and Pere Perez are throwing the series into high gear once more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Pete Woods, Pere Perez, Mario Alquiza, Ruy Jose, Sean Parsons, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 29th, 2012

Astonishing X-Men Annual #1

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
David Baldeon, Jordi Tarragona, Mark Pacella, Dan Panosian
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 29th, 2012

X-Men Legacy #2

"X-Men Legacy" #2 by Simon Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat continues to roll out the cardboard cutouts of multiple personalities in David Haller's brain.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 29th, 2012

All-New X-Men #2

The original five "young" X-Men have been jaunted by a dying Beast to the present in a last ditch attempt to change recent horrifying events in this stellar second issue of "All-New X-Men" by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 28th, 2012

Superman #14

"H'el on Earth" crosses over into "Superman" #14, but the Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort comic seems more interested in strange panel borders and page layouts than the story at hand.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 28th, 2012

Chew #30

"Chew" hits its halfway point, with John Layman and Rob Guillory teaming up once again to put the readers through a funny sort of hell, as Toni Chu prepares for her wedding day.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
November 28th, 2012

Thor: God of Thunder #2

"Thor: God of Thunder #2" by Jason Aason and Esad Ribic brings the hammer down on the tale of Thor's first encounter with the God Butcher.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 28th, 2012

FF #1

"FF" #1 from Matt Fraction and Michael Allred sets up the team and the direction of the series while not moving the narrative one iota at all.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 28th, 2012

Uncanny Avengers #2

"Uncanny Avengers" #2 feels slow paced by Rick Remender and John Cassaday as the Red Skull's plan begins to reveal itself, but there are some inventive bits here and there that shine.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 27th, 2012

A+X #2

In "A+X" #2, the new issue of the new Marvel NOW! anthology series, Chris Bachalo teams up Rogue and the Black Widow, while Peter David and Mike Del Mundo get Kitty Pryde and Tony Stark together for... a job interview?!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Bachalo, Peter David
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Mike Del Mundo
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 27th, 2012
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