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Sword of Sorcery #5

In "Sword of Sorcery" #5, Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti reveal new facets of palace intrigue and family history in "Vyrian's Tomb" and Marc Andreyko and Andrei Bressan have Stalker foolishly making a deal with the devil in "

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx, Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 25th, 2013

Superior Spider-Man #4

In "Superior Spider-Man" #4, Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli nudge Doc Ock towards more moral crossroads, as the Superior Spider-Man faces threats to his ego and the unceremonious arrival of other big-time villains into his town.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 25th, 2013

Adventure Time #13

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb's "Adventure Time" #13 proves to be another hilariously smart issue and a fantastic companion to the television show.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Josh Lesnick, Chris Schweizer
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Josh Lesnick, Chris Schweizer
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 25th, 2013

Justice League #17

In "Justice League" #17, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Paul Pelletier conclude the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover with strong emotional punches and serious consequences for the Justice League's roster.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Paul Pelletier, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 22nd, 2013

The Black Beetle #2

Francesco Francavilla's "The Black Beetle" #2 proves that the previous issue wasn't a fluke, as it mixes superheroics with hard-boiled crime and high adventure.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2013

Thor: God of Thunder #5

"Thor: God of Thunder" #5, written by Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic bounces across the three eras seen so far, pitting Thor against Gorr in more than one time period and with less than predictable results.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 22nd, 2013

Vitriol the Hunter #1

Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin's vampires-in-the-future tale "Vitriol the Hunter" finally hits stands with some interesting ideas, but could have used more time on the drawing board.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Billy Martin, Brent Allen
Artists:
Billy Martin, John Wycough
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
February 22nd, 2013

Daredevil #23

"Daredevil" #23, written by Mark Waid with art by Chris Samnee changes the landscape of the relationship between Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson for a deep and emotionally impactful issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 22nd, 2013

Birds of Prey #17

"Birds of Prey" #17 is Duane Swierczynski's final issue, but don't expect any huge wrap-ups; the current storyline concludes, but dangling threads are left for Christy Marx and Romano Molenaar to tackle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

Alpha: Big Time #1

"Alpha: Big Time" #1 by Josh Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati brings back Spider-Man's teen sidekick, depowered and ostracized by his peers following the events of his appearance in "Amazing Spider-Man."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Nuno Plati
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 21st, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #4

Mark Waid and Leinil Yu pit the Hulk against Attuma in "Indestructible Hulk" #4 -- but series still doesn't feel like it clicks.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 21st, 2013

Captain Marvel #10

Carol fights crime as Captain Marvel while denying the idea that she may be seriously ill in Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela, and Filipe Andrade's "Captain Marvel" #10.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Filipe Andrade
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 21st, 2013

Action Comics #17

Even as Grant Morison, Brad Walker, and Rags Morales lurch towards their time on the book in "Action Comics" #17, there's no denying that the main story with the attack of Vyndktvx is a mess.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Brad Walker, Rags Morales, Chris Sprouse, Andrew Hennessy, Mark Propst, Cam Smith, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

G.I Joe #1

"G.I. Joe" #1 gives the brand a reboot at the hands of writer Fred Van Lente and artist Steve Kurth, who reintroduce the Joes for a weak series debut.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2013

Green Lantern #17

"The Rise of the Third Army" gives way to "The Wrath of the First Lantern" in Green Lantern #17 by Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Phil Jimenez and Doug Mahnke.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Phil Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Keith Champagne, Mark Irwin, Christian Alamy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2013

Happy! #4

Grant Morrison and Darick Roberton's "Happy!" #4 wraps up the series, but even in this final issue about a search for a missing child, the pacing seems deliberately slow and unbalanced.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

Avengers #6

"Avengers" #6 continues its spotlight on the new members as Jonathan Hickman and Adam Kubert focus on the new Captain Universe, but it's the last few pages in particular that will have everyone talking.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #1

In the DC Universe, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and Pete Woods define Detroit as a gateway to Apokolips and introduce the New 52's Vibe in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
Artists:
Pete Woods, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 20th, 2013

Justice League of America #1

Geoff Johns and David Finch's "Justice League of America" #1 is a typical team origin story. No more, no less.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 20th, 2013

Baltimore: The Widow and the Tank #1

"Baltimore: The Widow and the Tank" from Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden and Ben Stenbeck is a delicious pair of tales about things that go bump in the night.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
Artists:
Ben Stenbeck
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 20th, 2013

Conan the Barbarian #13

"Conan the Barbarian" #13 from Brian Wood and Mirko Colak is a quiet moment showing the growing distance between Conan and BĂȘlit and how that chasm will be reconnected.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Mirko Colak
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 20th, 2013

Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #1

"Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood" #1 brings about a tale of Romeo's quest for purpose and redemption thanks to Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 20th, 2013

The Shadow: Year One #1

"The Shadow: Year One" #1 from Matt Wagner and Wilfredo Torres is a superb tale of Lamont Cranston returning home in his early years to find plenty of evil to fight in New York.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Wilfredo Torres
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 20th, 2013

Nova #1

"Nova" #1 has Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness introduce both an older Nova Corps member and his (presumed) heir apparent, but while it looks great, it's also a little slow-paced.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 19th, 2013
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