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Uncanny X-Force #1

"Uncanny X-Force" #1 by Sam Humphries and Ron Garney thrusts a new incarnation of X-Force into the spotlight with strong results.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Ron Garney, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 28th, 2013

Chew #31

In "Chew" #31, John Layman and Rob Guillory present a new story arc, "Bad Apples," in which a funeral segues into flames and more chicken jokes as Tony Chu and John Colby get back in the FDA saddle.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 28th, 2013

Justice League #16

"Justice League" #16 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis continue the "The Throne of Atlantis" crossover as Aquaman tries to avert a war. In the "Shazam!" backup, Black Adam finds Shazam! while Dr. Sivana has his own sinister plans.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 28th, 2013

Deadpool Killustrated #1

Deadpool has killed the Marvel Universe: now he sets his sights on the rest in "Deadpool Killustrated" #1 by Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Matteo Lolli, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 28th, 2013

Blue Beetle #16

Jaime Reyes' second series comes to a less than spectacular close in the pages of "Blue Beetle" #16, despite the effort and talents of writer Tony Bedard and artist Marcio Takara.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 25th, 2013

Harbinger #8

In "Harbinger" #8, Joshua Dysart and Lee Garbett introduce the last of the Renegades, Torque. In some ways, Torque is the most mundane of the bunch, but he may also be the most difficult fit yet for the team.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Lee Garbett
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 25th, 2013

Winter Soldier #14

"Winter Soldier" #14 from Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice is a fitting send off to the character Brubaker helped reinvigorate. The fight against Leo Novokov ends but causes some shockwaves that won't be brushed over.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Butch Guice, Brian Thies
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 25th, 2013

Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1

In "Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness" #1, Mike Johnson and David Messina pick up where J.J. Abrams left off as they bridge the gap between Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mike Johnson, Roberto Orci
Artists:
David Messina, Marina Castelvetro
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 25th, 2013

A+X #4

"A+X" #4 gives Kaare Andrews, Jason Latour and David Lopez the chance to go wild on a pair of Avengers/X-Men team-ups.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kaare Andrews, Jason Latour
Artists:
Kaare Andrews, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
James Hunt
January 25th, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #16

Tony Bedard and Aaron Kuder bring the Lantern's rainbow spectrum to light, putting Kyle Rayner back in the driver's seat for "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #16

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 25th, 2013

Sacrifice #4

After a bit of a hiatus, "Sacrifice" #4 arrives to kick off the second half of Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose's comic about the Aztecs, epilepsy, Joy Division and more. With some new twists here, it was worth the wait.

Publisher:
*Self-Published*
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Dalton Rose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 24th, 2013

Sword of Sorcery #4

"Sword of Sorcery" #4 has Christy Marx and Travis Moore let Amethyst pop back to Earth in search of what she misses the most, while Marc Andreyko and Andrei Bressan start a new Stalker serial.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Travis Moore, Karl Story, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 24th, 2013

Batwoman #16

Stunning visuals raise J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman's "Batwoman" #16 up to epic fantastical heights, but too many characters and too much narration drags it back down into flawed reality.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 24th, 2013

Gambit #8

James Asmus and a massive team of artists chip in to bring readers "Gambit" #8, but the art team drops the ball and a slew of errors and inconsistencies drag things down.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Pasqual Ferry, David Baldeon, Clay Mann, Scott Hanna, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 24th, 2013

Catwoman #16

Ann Nocenti and Rafa Sandoval's "Catwoman" #16 gets some things right but also continues to get far too much wrong four issues into their creative pairing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 24th, 2013

FF #3

"FF" #3 from Matt Fraction and Michael Allred is an emotional issue where Scott Lang and Darla Deering dominate proceedings with a chat and an aged Fantastic Four member heralds sour notes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 24th, 2013

Uncanny Avengers #3

"Uncanny Avengers” #3 from Rick Remender and John Cassaday is a fight comic with a lot of text. The Red Skull takes aim at the team to bend them to his will.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 24th, 2013

Wolverine and the X-Men #24

It's "date night" at the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning, which in Jason Aaron and David López's "Wolverine & The X-Men" #24 apparently means a surprising amount of making out (and attempted making out).

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvard Lopez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 24th, 2013

Young Avengers #1

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Young Avengers" #1 is pure superhero fun mixed with bold comics innovation in a perfect debut for the Marvel NOW! series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 24th, 2013

MIND MGMT #7

Matt Kindt kicks off a new story arc in "MIND MGMT" #7 with not only a great summation of the first six issues, but several great twists that reinforce why this twisty puzzle box of a comic works so well.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

Avengers #3

"Avengers" #3 wraps up Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena's debut story on the title, and while the conclusion feels a bit sudden, there's enough to like here to easily maintain readers' interest.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

Fables #125

"Fables" #125 kicks off a new storyline from Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, and suddenly everything from the past year or so of "Fables" all snaps into place as part of a larger story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

It GIrl and the Atomics #6

Jamie S. Rich and Chynna Clugston Flores team up for a special alien planet issue of "It Girl and the Atomics," and the end result is a retro-styled bundle of fun.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Chynna Clugston Flores
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

Green Lantern #16

For a comic supposedly involved in a crossover, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke's "Green Lantern" #16 remarkably stands on its own, even as they finally start wrapping up Simon Baz's introduction in a satisfactory way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #3

Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner's "Witch Doctor: Mal Practice" reaches its halfway point with an issue that zips by, offering a nice mix of character elements and larger plot ramifications.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Seifert
Artists:
Lukas Ketner
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
January 23rd, 2013

The Answer! #1

Eisner Award-winning creator Mike Norton's "The Answer!" #1, co-written by Dennis Hopeless, makes its print debut from Dark Horse this week.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Norton, Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 23rd, 2013
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