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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #16

In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #16, Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty begin a new storyline with a newly enlarged cast, but the intersection of multiple story foci results in a lack of suspense and direction.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 17th, 2012

Bloodshot #6

In "Bloodshot" #6 by Duane Swiercynski and Manuel Garcia, the supporting cast and dialogue shine as Bloodshot and allies infiltrate Project Rising Spirit's heavily guarded facility in order to get answers about Bloodshot's origin and p

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 17th, 2012

Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #6

Meredith Gran's "Marceline and the Scream Queens" Adventure Time mini-series comes to an end, with solid lessons about friendship, anxiety, and the pressure of expectation without ever feeling heavy handed or cloying.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Meredith Gran, Rich Tammaso
Artists:
Meredith Gran, Rich Tammaso
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 17th, 2012

Supurbia #2

Grace Randolph and Russell Dauterman continue to explore the private lives of superheroes and their families in issue #2 of the ongoing "Supurbia" series.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Grace Randolph
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 17th, 2012

Wolverine #317

"Wolverine" #317 isn't just the final issue for Cullen Bunn and Paul Pelletier; it's also the final issue of the series as Wolverine seeks to end the threat of the Dreaming Maiden.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, David Meikis, Cam Smith, Drew Hennessy, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 17th, 2012

Clone #2

Clones! Clones! Clones! Luke Taylor keeps a steady head in a sea of clones and shifts from defense to offense. "Clone" #2 by David Schulner and Juan Jose Ryp has the concise, fast-paced action of the debut but with improved sophistication of plo

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Schulner
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 17th, 2012

Dark Avengers #184

A new era begins as Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards finally give the Dark Avengers control of their eponymous title in "Dark Avengers" #184. Of course, every jumping-on point has the potential for readers to jump off.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
James Hunt
December 17th, 2012

Green Lantern Corps #15

Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin serve up some of the fallout from the "Rise of the Third Army" story in "Green Lantern Corps" #15.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 14th, 2012

X-Treme X-Men #7.1

"X-Treme X-Men" #7.1 from Greg Pak and a team of pencilers and inkers is a great Dazzler issue hidden within some weird ideas and terrible art choices.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Andre Araujo, Raul Valdes, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 13th, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man #699.1

Morbius takes center stage as he breaks out of the Raft in this issue from Joe Keatinge (with an assist from Dan Slott) and artist Valentine De Landro

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge, Dan Slott
Artists:
Valentine De Landro, Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2012

Batman and Robin #15

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason set Damian after the Joker, making for an interesting read in this "Death of a Family" tie-in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2012

Age of Bronze #32

Eric Shanower's "Age of Bronze" #32 is another in a long line of excellent installments of the story of the Trojan War. For those only familiar with the absolute basics, this issue involving Cressida being given to the Greeks might shock yo

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Eric Shanower
Artists:
Eric Shanower
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2012

Archer & Armstrong #5

Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino give us a massive chase scene in "Archer & Armstrong" #5 as the Eternal Warrior gets his time in the sun, and his attempt to destroy Archer is more fun than you might expect.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2012

Cable and X-Force #1

"Cable and X-Force" #1 from Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca plants the seeds for Cable's new squad with an appearance by the Uncanny Avengers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 12th, 2012

Avengers Assemble #10

It's a shame that "Avengers Assemble" didn't get its numbering restarted at #1, because Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli's Antarctic adventure deserves a lot of attention.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2012

Avengers Arena #1

Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's "Avengers Arena" #1 wears its influence on its sleeve, but instead of coming across as shocking or surprising, this forced battle-to-the-death between heroes feels utterly average.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2012

Iron Man #4

"Iron Man" #4 from Kieron Gillen and Greg Land shows a short mission for Tony Stark in France to take down a mindless pack of gorgeous women who have been turned evil with Extremis.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 11th, 2012

Fantastic Four #2

"Fantastic Four" #2 by Matt Fraction with Mark Bagley, Mark Farmer, and Mark Morales on art is a continuation of the set up without stepping into the main thrust of the story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mark Farmer, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
December 11th, 2012

Batman #15

In "Batman" #15, the Joker just keeps getting a little more creepy and a lot more dark, thanks to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jock
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2012
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