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Bedlam #4

"Bedlam" #4 takes Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo's philosophical crime procedural series from good to great. The focus shifts from characterization to action as the real killer's deeper motivations are revealed.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 18th, 2013

Team 7 #5

Writer Justin Jordan and artists Jesús Merino and Pascal Alixe add depth and detail to the DC Universe in "Team 7" #5 with a modern-day conversation between Deathstroke and Lynch and a flashback sequence exposing the origins of cybernetic organ

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Pascal Alixe
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 18th, 2013

The New Ghostbusters #1

The regular Ghostbusters have abducted, so in "Ghostbusters" #1 by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening, the supporting female characters are front and center as they must deal with ghost-busting and negotiating with City Hill on their own.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Erik Burnham
Artists:
Dan Schoening, Erik Burnham
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 18th, 2013

Morning Glories #24

In the double-sized "Morning Glories" #24, Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma concentrate on Ike in a story that uses its larger canvas wisely, moving between past and present, building towards a foreshadowed but still shocking extended ending crescendo

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 18th, 2013

Wolverine and the X-Men #25

In "Wolverine and the X-Men" #25 Jason Aaron and Ramon Perez take the X-Students to the Savage Land with stunning implications for Wolverine -- and his family.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 18th, 2013

Planet of the Apes: Special #1

Daryl Gregory delivers new adventures for Voice Alaya and updates the struggles of the human resistance movement in "Planet of the Apes: Special" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Daryl Gregory
Artists:
Diego Barreto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2013

Threshold #2

"Threshold" #2 introduces Captain K'Rot and welcomes Blue Beetle into the interstellar adventure written by Keith Giffen and drawn by Tom Raney and Scott Kolins.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2013

Katana #1

Ann Nocenti and Alex Sanchez forge a new path for Tatsu Toro in "Katana" #1 for an impressive debut issue that hit all of the marks necessary for a strong introductory issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Alex Sanchez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 15th, 2013

Secret Avengers #1

Nick Spencer and Luke Ross present "Secret Avengers" #1, a story about Hawkeye and the Black Widow that could only be called "Budapest."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 14th, 2013

Powers: Bureau #1

Deena Pilgrim and Christian Walker are back and they've been promoted to Federal Agents in Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's relaunched "Powers" series -- "Powers: Bureau" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 14th, 2013

Avengers Arena #4

Two Runaways go head to head with the Avengers Academy students after attempting a team up gone wrong in Dennis Hopeless' latest issue of "Avengers Arena."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 14th, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #1

Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo take readers behind the scenes of the new mutant rebellion as Cyclops continues to build his team and a mysterious figure feeds S.H.I.E.L.D all his secrets in "Uncanny X-Men" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 14th, 2013

Red Sonja: Unchained #1

"Red Sonja: Unchained" #1 from Peter V. Brett and Jack Jadsen has Red Sonja deal with the actions of the last one-shot as she sets up the next tale.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Peter V. Brett
Artists:
Jack Jadsen
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 14th, 2013

Batman: Li'l Gotham #5

It's Valentine's Day in Li'l Gotham and Dustin Nguyen dials up the cuteness to an all-new high as the Joker finds himself to be the object of the affections of not just Harley Quinn, but all of the ladies of Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 14th, 2013

Clone #4

David Schulner and Juan Jose Ryp's "Clone" #4 is starting to feel like a clone in its own right, one pulled off of just about every other action movie out there. Hopefully it can find its own identity again, soon.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Schulner
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 14th, 2013

Bloodshot #8

"Bloodshot" #8 from Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia is a fantastic action movie in comic form as Bloodshot battles the children and monsters he finds down in the basement.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 13th, 2013

Fatale #12

"Fatale" #12 has Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips jump back to 1286 AD with a stand-alone story about a previous woman with the fatale curse with an ending that hints where series will go.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #6

"Mouse Guard: The Black Axe" #6 is essentially David Petersen's epilogue to the history of the mysterious Black Axe and its previous wielder, and it's a satisfying conclusion to an always fun comic.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
David Petersen
Artists:
David Petersen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #19

Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty heat up the overall story arc in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #19, but a lack of focus in this series makes it hard to get that excited about "the Siphon."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #104

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #104 wraps up Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, and James Harren's "The Abyss of Time" two-part story, but even as a battle is fought in pre-history, readers might wonder if there's a point to this.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #7

Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino get the band together in "Archer & Armstrong" #7, and the mixture of buddy comedy and historical thriller works surprisingly well.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 13th, 2013

Batman #17

"Death of the Family" delivers the punchline in "Batman" #17 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo for a satisfying conclusion to the Bat-family crossover event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 13th, 2013

Star Wars #2

"Star Wars" #2 from Brian Wood and Carlos D'anda has Leia assemble her crack squad of fighters to find their spy while Han and Chewie escape the Imperials by fleeing to a location that seems crazy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 13th, 2013
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