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Harbinger #11

In "Harbinger" #11, Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine get the team back on track with the force of a single character's resolve.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 15th, 2013

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake #4

"Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake" #4 by Natasha Allegri at first seems to be a direct followup to the events of preceding issues, but it quickly takes an unexpected turn into the dreams and mishaps of a character obsessed with physical appea

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Natasha Allegri
Artists:
Natasha Allegri
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 15th, 2013

Avengers Assemble #14AU

"Avengers Assemble" #14AU has a completely different creative team courtesy Al Ewing and Butch Guice, but this focus on Black Widow fending off the Ultron invasion in San Francisco is surprisingly gripping.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Butch Guice, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 15th, 2013

Star Wars #4

Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda pack a lot of character moments and plot points into "Star Wars" #4, giving readers of every primary character something to enjoy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 15th, 2013

Secret Avengers #3

"Secret Avengers" #3 by Nick Spencer and Luke Ross continues the espionage-filled adventures of S.H.I.E.L.D. and company as the Iron Patriot armor goes on the market.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 15th, 2013

Uncanny Avengers #6

"Uncanny Avengers" #6 heads back in time for Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna to present an early meeting between Apocalypse and Thor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Daniel Acuna
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 15th, 2013

The Ravagers #11

As this series winds down, the writer's chair gets tighter with Tony Bedard, Michael A. Nelson and Scott Lobdell all contributing to "Ravagers" #11 in some capacity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard, Michael A. Nelson, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Geraldo Borges, Vicente Cifuentes, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 15th, 2013

Fearless Defenders #3

It's not very often we get covers from Phil Jimenez, but the Warrior Woman variant cover to Cullen Bunn and Will Slaney's "Fearless Defenders" #3 is a welcome sight. Of course, Mark Brooks' standard-issue cover is pretty darn cool

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Will Sliney
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 15th, 2013

Demon Knights #19

Robert Venditti and Bernard Chang unleash an 11th century vampire horde in "Demon Knights" #19, and when even Hell is worried, you know things are bad.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 15th, 2013

Saga #12

In "Saga" #12, Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples shine the spotlight on Prince Robot IV. The story opens with a four-page flashback, including the now infamous "postage-stamp"-sized "gay sex scenes."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 12th, 2013

Batman and Robin #19

With Damian Wayne buried and Batman rudderless, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason call upon former wards, longtime allies and newfound friends to try and find a match in "Batman and Red Robin" #19.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 12th, 2013

The Walking Dead #109

Maggie settles into her new life, but finds she's not as far from Rick's plans as she may have suspected in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #109.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 12th, 2013

Sex #2

"Sex" continues to be a smart satire of the superhero genre, but its repressed hero suffers from a lack of direction.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Piotr Kowalski
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
April 12th, 2013

Avengers Arena #7

Dennis Hopeless and Alessandro Vitti's "Avengers Arena" #7 takes a side trip (and a step back in time) to discover how Arcade came up with his idea and a bit more detail as to what the Arena is. Hint: it's an arena.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 12th, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #4

Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #4 could easily be subtitled "Ripped From The Gutters of "All-New X-Men" #10" -- and it's exceedingly clever.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 12th, 2013

Avenging Spider-Man #19

"Avenging Spider-Man" #19 from Christopher Yost and Marco Checchetto is a character study of the new Superior Spider-Man as he battles alongside Sleepwalker against a fearworm.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 11th, 2013

Ultron #1AU

One-time Runaway, Victor Mancha, takes center stage and faces down his heritage as Ultron's son in the Kathryn Immonen-written and Amilcar Pinna-drawn "Ultron" #1AU.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Amilcar Pinna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 11th, 2013

Age of Ultron #5

"Age of Ultron" #5 is full of talking with intermittent doses of action from Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 11th, 2013

Hawkeye #9

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 11th, 2013

Fantastic Four #6

Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley remind readers in "Fantastic Four" #6 that you don't need to keep everything you catch when fishing, and that's doubly so in the case of visiting the Big Bang.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 10th, 2013

Constantine #2

John Constantine makes acquaintances with Mister E., who makes his debut while the Spectre also materializes with a whopper of a warning in "Constantine" #2 by Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire and Renato Guedes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Renato Guedes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 10th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #9

The Geomancer muted! Archer possessed! The world about to end! Good thing Fred Van Lente and Emanuela Lupacchino have Armstrong and the Eternal Warrior on the scene. Too bad they can't stand each other.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Alvero Martinez, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 10th, 2013

Batman #19

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo serve up half of a story where the villain is a killer Bruce Wayne, while James Tynion IV and Alex Maleev take Superman and Batman on a supernatural hunt for a ghost light.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 10th, 2013

Avengers #9

Jonathan Hickman, Dustin Weaver and Mike Deodato spin some beautiful imagery in "Avengers" #9 as the purpose of the Garden sites are revealed, but the issue is also fragmentary and lacking in a satisfactory climax.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver, Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 10th, 2013

Invincible Universe #1

Phil Hester and Todd Nauck begin to add some breadth and depth to the multitude of ancillary characters that share space with Invincible in "Invincible Universe" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 10th, 2013

X

"X" #0 from Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen is a brutally violent and terse revenge vigilante story of X killing off a series of mob men.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 9th, 2013
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