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Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures #9

"Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures" #9 by Brian Clevinger, Joshua Ross, Jonathan Ross, Leela Wagner and Ryan Cody has contains two stories, one set in turn of the century New York City, and the other set in post-WWII South Korea.

Publisher:
Red 5 Comics
Writer:
Brian Clevinger, Joshua Ross, Jonathan Ross
Artists:
Leela Wagner, Ryan Cody, Joshua Ross, Jonathan Ross
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 12th, 2013

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #1

Keeping pace with "Batman Beyond 2.0," DC Digital First kicks off "Justice League Beyond 2.0" #1 this week, written by Christos Gage with art by Iban Coello.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Iban Coello
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 12th, 2013

Daredevil: Dark Nights #3

Lee Weeks wraps up his "Angels Unaware" story in "Daredevil: Dark Nights" #3, making his case for Daredevil being an extraordinary superhero but also playing into an ever-darkening trend on how to tell Daredevil stories.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Lee Weeks
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Sergio Carello, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 12th, 2013

The Legend of Luther Strode #6

Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore conclude the middle volume of their trilogy with "The Legend of Luther Strode" #6, and while I miss the wonder of the original mini-series, this is still a satisfying comic.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Tradd Moore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2013

Swamp Thing #23

"Swamp Thing" #23 has Charles Soule, Kano, Dave Lapham and Alvaro Lopez turn out a story with ol' Swampy that would have been equally at home in the post-Alan Moore, pre-Vertigo era of this title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Kano, David Lapham, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2013

X-Factor #260

"X-Factor" #260 continues the series wind-down courtesy Peter David and Neil Edwards, but the fight between Polaris and Quicksilver feels a little too shrill to make us care about Polaris's role in whatever book comes next.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2013

Fairest #18

"Fairest" #18 serves as a transition piece for Sean E. Williams and Stephen Sadowski's "The Return of the Maharaja," and while it serves an important function, it's the least interesting chapter so far.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean E. Williams
Artists:
Stephen Sadowski, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2013

Iron Man #14

"Iron Man" #14 by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land continues "The Secret Origin of Tony Stark: The Best Offense," as Tony tries to thwart Recorder 451's plan to install him as driver of the Godkiller weapon.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 12th, 2013

RoboCop: Last Stand #1

Frank Miller's ideas for RoboCop find their way to comics through writer Steven Grant and artist Korkut Öztekin in "RoboCop: Last Stand" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Frank Miller, Steven Grant
Artists:
Korkut Oztekin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 12th, 2013

Satellite Sam #2

In the second issue of Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin's highly anticipated "Satellite Sam," Dick Danning approaches the cast and crew of LeMonde Station's hit TV show "Satellite Sam" to persuade them to renew their contract

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Howard Chaykin
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 9th, 2013

Sheltered #2

In "Sheltered" #2 by Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas, Victoria and Hailey discover the mass murder of all the adults in Safe Haven, and Lucas' end game starts to go a little wrong.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Johnnie Christmas
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 9th, 2013

Dial H #15

The "Dial H" saga concludes in the series' final issue by China Mieville and Alberto Ponticelli.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
China Mieville
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Dan Green
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 9th, 2013

Kick-Ass 3 #2

Red Mist finds himself at the mercy of his own family in "Kick-Ass 3" #2 by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 9th, 2013

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #11

"Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger" #11 sends a quartet of characters to Heaven in search of Doctor Light, written by J. M. DeMatteis and drawn by Fernando Blanco.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Fernando Blanco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 9th, 2013

Pathfinder Goblins! #1

The premier issue of new humorous fantasy comic "Pathfinder Goblins!" includes one great story and one not-so-great, but the art is excellent throughout and fantasy gaming fans will find a lot to like.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Adam Warren, Erik Mona
Artists:
Carlos Gomez, Shane White
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
August 9th, 2013

Sidekick #1

Writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Tom Mandrake make a welcome return to the superhero genre in "Sidekick" #1, an uncomfortable but convincing story of a former hero who's long since fallen from public favor.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Tom Mandrake
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 9th, 2013

Invincible Universe #5

Phil Hester and Todd Nauck give Best Tiger more of the spotlight in "Invincible Universe" #5, but leave plenty of room for other characters to shine as well.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2013

Green Arrow #23

Shado and Green Arrow bring the fight to Count Vertigo in "Green Arrow" #23 and Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino wouldn't have it any other way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2013

Superior Spider-Man #15

In "Superior Spider-Man" #15, Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos begin sifting through the wreckage of Shadowland only to find Hobgoblin ready to have another go at Spider-Man.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2013

Avengers #17

A trio of pencilers finishes delivering the establishing shots to Marvel's "Infinity" in the pages of "Avengers" #17, co-written by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli, Marco Rudy, Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2013

Green Lantern #23

"Green Lantern" #23 has Robert Venditti and Billy Tan still keeping extremely close ties to its sister titles, which makes the story involving new villain Prixiam Nol-Anj fade into the background.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 7th, 2013

Trillium #1

Writer and artist Jeff Lemire launches a fascinating first issue in "Trillium" #1 with an unusual storytelling choice that really pays off.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 7th, 2013

All-New X-Men #15

"All-New X-Men" #15 has Brian Michael Bendis and David LaFuente take a lighter tactic for this month's installment, but it's getting harder to ignore the incredibly slow pacing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Lafuente
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 7th, 2013

The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker bring a dozen of their wildly popular characters to print in ten stories by a diverse collection of comic book art talent in Archaia's "The Thrilling Adventure Hour" original graphic novel.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Artists:
Randy Bishop, Jeff Stokely, Chris Moreno, Lar deSouza, Evan Shaner, Evan Larson, Natalie Nourigat, Joanna Estep, Joel Priddy, Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 7th, 2013

Hunger #2

Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov takes a grandiose notion and makes it mundane in "Hunger" #2, and although artist Leonard Kirk makes it look grand in spots, the issue is largely an emotionless piece of an under-realized idea.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 7th, 2013
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