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Archer & Armstrong

"Archer and Armstrong" #0 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry give is origin story for the Anni-Padda brothers: The Timewalker, Armstrong and The Eternal Warrior, in which they embark on a quest to The Faraway, the source of The Boon.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 13th, 2013

Wolverine #3

"Wolverine #3" by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis pits Wolverine against an unfamiliar extraterrestrial influence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 13th, 2013

Avengers Arena #9

"Avengers Arena" #9 by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker introduces a new character and dispatches an old one.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 13th, 2013

Harbinger #12

In "Harbinger" #12, Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine reveal more of the Toyo Harada's past and take the Renegades to Vegas in the present day, bringing the team closer to the center of the "Harbinger Wars" crossover

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 13th, 2013

Avenging Spider-Man #20

The Chameleon takes center stage in "Avenging Spider-Man" #20 by writer Chris Yost and artist Marco Checchetto.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 10th, 2013

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

"Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong" by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks is an excellent graphic novel and first collaboration. The story begins with a friendship and culminates with a light-hearted but suspenseful gladiator-style robot competition

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Prudence Shen, Faith Erin Hicks
Artists:
Faith Erin Hicks
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 10th, 2013

Batman and Red Hood #20

Batman keeps working through the death of Damian (hint: he's not taking it well) in Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason's ongoing. Meanwhile, Carrie Kelly seems primed to be the next Robin -- unless there's something more going on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Cliff Richards, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
May 10th, 2013

Fearless Defenders #4

"Fearless Defenders" #4 from Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney has Valkyrie fight against the Doom Maidens and uncover a secret from her past.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Will Sliney
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 10th, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #4

Things come to a head as the thing possessing Bishop finally makes its move on Ginny and the X-Men fail to stop it in Sam Humphries and Ron Garney's "Uncanny X-Force" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Ron Garney, Scott Hanna, Adrian Alphona, Christina Strain
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 10th, 2013

Katana #4

With her blade broken and the imprisoned souls released from it, Tatsu Toro is in deep water in "Katana" #4 by writer Ann Nocenti and artist Alex Sanchez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Alex Sanchez, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 10th, 2013

Uncanny Avengers #8

Archangel's twins Eimin and Uriel use their devastating power to destroy an entire city, and proclaim the Avengers and X-Men incapable of stopping them, since they can't even get along in Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny Aven

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Daniel Acuna
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 10th, 2013

Avengers Assemble #15AU

Captains Marvel and Britain, plus a handful of magical and British heroes team up to stop Ultron from completing its takeover of England in Al Ewing and Butch Guice's "Avengers Assemble" #15AU.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Butch Guice, Tom Palmer, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 9th, 2013

Suicide Squad #20

Ales Kot and Patrick Zircher arrive onto "Suicide Squad" #20, and their debut issue holds a lot of promise, although the sudden creative team switch has some rough transitions here and there.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #21 has the series limping towards its conclusion with a mixture of random story elements and lackluster art from Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Andrew Chambliss
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2013

Secret Avengers #4

Luke Ross and writer Nick Spencer put the Hulk on the helicarrier to share mission prep in "Secret Avengers" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 9th, 2013

Chin Music #1

Steve Niles and Tony Harris mix up gangsters and mysticism in "Chin Music" #1, complete with magic bullets and talking skeletons.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Tony Harris
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 9th, 2013

Justice League of America #3

"Justice League of America" #3 has Geoff Johns and David Finch plumb some darker depths for this team, but so far I'm not convinced that a grittier Justice League has on its own enough reason to exist.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Matt Kindt
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend, Manuel Garcia, Dave Beaty
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2013

Thor: God of Thunder #8

"Thor: God of Thunder" #8 from Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic is a rousing pulp slave tale as young Thor struggles against all odds and against the God Butcher on his weaponized world.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 9th, 2013

Batman #20

Greg Capullo draws a very animated and intimidating Clayface to fit Scott Snyder's story in "Batman" #20.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 9th, 2013

Superboy #20

"Superboy" #20 has R.B. Silva joined by Justin Jordan, Kenneth Rocafort, and ChrisCross, and already the book has become much more readable than it was in recent months as Superboy is attacked by H.I.V.E.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean, Kenneth Rocafort, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 8th, 2013

Avengers #11

"Avengers" #11 adds another piece to the overall epic that Jonathan Hickman is spinning, but the slow pace and a few uneven pieces of art keep this story of a villain casino just above average instead of great.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 8th, 2013

X #1

Following their prequel stories in "Dark Horse Presents" (and reprinted as an issue #0), Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen kick off the all-new "X" with a glimpse on how the rest of Arcadia reacts to the X-killer in their midst.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Eric Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 8th, 2013
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