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Dark Avengers #10

A marked drop in quality in this issue as the tone is too light-hearted and Deodato’s art doesn’t mesh with the script as much as usual.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 22nd, 2009

Dark Wolverine #79

Horrendous art kills a lackluster story in one of the worst comics I've read this year.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way, Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Stephen Segovia, Jay Leisten, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 22nd, 2009

Spider-Woman #2

Jessica Drew wakes up in a Madripoor prison after killing a Skrull. Clearly, her life could be better.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 21st, 2009

Invincible Iron Man #19

Norman Osborn has made it his own personal mission to find Tony Stark. He does just that this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larocca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 20th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #516

Magneto returns to Asteroid M, finding the X-Men now in residence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 20th, 2009

Thunderbolts #137

Rick Remender doesn't get off to a great start here, and the art by Mahmud Asrar doesn't help.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Rebecca Buchman
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 20th, 2009

Web of Spider-Man #1

“Web of Spider-Man” returns as an anthology title.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco, Sean McKeever
Artists:
Val Semieks, Dan Green, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Stephanie Buscema
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 19th, 2009

The Incredible Hercules #136

"Incredible Hercules" is even better than your friends are telling you. And that's before you include gods giving each other wedgies.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred van Lente
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Nelson DeCastro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 19th, 2009

The Marvels Project #3

Brubaker tells a noirish version of the Golden Age of Marvel, but it's not enough of a new take to make it special.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 19th, 2009

Nomad: Girl Without a World #2

When I think "comic written by Sean McKeever starring a teen hero," this is the kind of quality I automatically expect.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
David Baldeon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2009

Captain America Theater of War: Operation: Ghosts of My Country #1

Another "Captain America: Theater of War" story, this one features very little of Captain America himself, and chooses to focus on his spirit and influence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Elia Bonetti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 10th, 2009

Ghost Riders: Heaven’s on Fire #3

Mostly just action in this slight issue as the plot isn’t pushed forward much.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Roland Boschi
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 9th, 2009

Dark Reign: The List – Secret Warriors #1

We continue to see more of Norman Osborn's list in action. In this instance, one of the items on Osborn's list comes to him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Stan Lee
Artists:
Ed McGuiness, Tom Palmer, Jim Steranko, Joe Sinnott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2009

Dark Reign: Zodiac #3

The new Zodiac’s three-issue reign of mayhem and destruction ends here, but hopefully not for long.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nathan Fox
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 8th, 2009

Strange Tales #2

Even the weakest stories in "Strange Tales" are merely good (rather than great), which is a great hit rate for an anthology.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Bagge, Nick Bertozzi, Max Cannon, Jacob Chabot, Jonathan Hickman, R. Kikuo Johnson, Matt Kindt, Brian Maruca, Tony Millionaire, Jim Rugg, Jhonen Vasquez
Artists:
Peter Bagge, Nick Bertozzi, Max Cannon, Jacob Chabot, Jonathan Hickman, R. Kikuo Johnson, Matt Kindt, Tony Millionaire, Jim Rugg, Jhonen Vasquez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 7th, 2009

Astonishing X-Men #31

The X-Men rescue Agent Brand as her shuttle crashes to Earth

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 7th, 2009

X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #1

While making Utopia more hospitable, the X-Men come into conflict with the Agents of Atlas, who have invaded the X-Men's former base of operations hoping to use Cerebra.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2009

Daredevil #501

Andy Diggle and Roberto de la Torre take over "Daredevil" in such a smooth manner that other new creative teams should take note.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Roberto de la Torre
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 6th, 2009

Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu #1

Shang Chi returns in a one-off anthology special.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Mike Benson, Charlie Huston, Robin Furth
Artists:
Kody Chamberlain, Tomm Coker, C. P. Smith, Enrique Romero, Paul Gulacy
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 6th, 2009

New Mutants #5

The New Mutants team deal with the fallout from their recent adventures.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Zachary Baldus
Reviewer:
James Hunt
October 6th, 2009

Hulk #15

Ian Churchill's new style is the best his art has looked, but it doesn't quite fit with this book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ian Churchill, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 5th, 2009

Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #1

This series might have potential, but it's only hinted at in the first issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jefte Palo
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 5th, 2009

Thunderbolts #136

Andy Diggle's "Thunderbolts" is fun, but I wish he'd been in charge when "Dark Reign" wasn't happening.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Pop Mahn, Carlos Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 4th, 2009

Punisher Annual #1

Remender's joined by Jason Pearson on this Annual, but, as fun as it is, it's still just an interlude.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jason Pearson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 3rd, 2009

Secret Warriors #8

Norman Osborn has a gun trained on Nick Fury. He doesn’t miss.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 1st, 2009

Thor #603

Straczynski’s writing drags a little in this issue, but Marko Djurdjevic delivers some of his best interior work yet.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Marko Djurdjevic, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 30th, 2009

Spider-Man: The Clone Saga #1

Past Spider-Man writers Tom DeFalco and Howard Mackie return to tell the Spider-Clone Saga right, except instead of being drawn out, it feels too compressed and cramped.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco, Howard Mackie
Artists:
Todd Nauck, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 30th, 2009

Avengers: The Initiative #28

While the "Dark Reign" banner doesn't fly on the cover of this title, Norman Osborn makes an appearance and presses his influence into Camp HAMMER, the training grounds of the Initiative.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 2009

Ms. Marvel #45

It appears as though one way or another, Karla Sofen's time in the Ms. Marvel tights is coming to an end. Who is going to end it and how is where the fun comes in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Reed
Artists:
Philippe Briones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 27th, 2009

Fantastic Four #571

"Fantastic Four" continues to be exciting and fun over Jonathan Hickman's watch, even if the FF appear to all be on steroids.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 24th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #515

"Uncanny X-Men" starts "Nation X" here, with a surprisingly thoughtful look at just what the team's new status quo means.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 24th, 2009

Giant Size Old Man Logan #1

Ending years of pacifistic behaviour, Logan unsheathes the claws to take down the gang responsible for the death of his family.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 23rd, 2009

Dark X-Men: The Confession #1

Cyclops and Frost finally discuss the secrets threatening to tear them apart.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
Bing Cansino, Roland Paris
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 23rd, 2009

Marvel Zombies Return #4

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" author Seth Grahame-Smith joins the fray, and it's surprisingly unsurprising.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Seth Grahame-Smith
Artists:
Richard Elson
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 23rd, 2009

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1

Moon Knight returns to New York with a new mission in mind –- becoming a proper superhero.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 22nd, 2009

Immortal Weapons #3

Dog Brother's history revealed. And the Iron Fist back-up has never looked worse.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Spears, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Tim Green II, Hatuey Diaz
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 22nd, 2009

New Avengers #57

"New Avengers" is entertaining, with another step forward in the power-stealing device, but it seems to be moving awfully slow.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 22nd, 2009

Dark Reign: The List -- X-Men #1

A sleek, straightforward superhero tale of love and tragedy, from Matt Fraction and Alan Davis.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 22nd, 2009

Spider-Woman #1

Maybe if this issue shipped within a few months of “Secret Invasion,” it would read better, but ten months later, it feels out of touch and lacks relevance.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 22nd, 2009

Dark Avengers #9

Ares doesn't take kindly to this whole "Secret Warriors" business, especially because his son is involved.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
September 19th, 2009

Hulk Team-Up #1

When the Hulk hits San Francisco, he comes face to face with a few of the local super-heroes -- the Uncanny X-Men.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Sumerak, Alex Zalben
Artists:
Sanford Greene, Victor Olazaba, Joyce Chin, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 18th, 2009

Anti-Venom: New Ways to Live #1

Eddie Brock gets back out in the field of anti-heroics in his new guise as Anti-Venom.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Paulo Siqueira, Amilton Santos
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 18th, 2009

Punisher #9

I miss Jerome Opena's art, but "Punisher" under Rick Remender's scripting is still worth reading.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 18th, 2009

Ultimate Comics Armor Wars #1

Remember the Iron Man story “Armor Wars”? Well, here it is in the Ultimate universe, but, thankfully, Warren Ellis is writing it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 16th, 2009

Mighty Avengers #29

"Mighty Avengers" is amusing, but it actually feels like it's juggling a little too much at once.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 16th, 2009

Dark Reign: The List - Daredevil #1

Norman Osborn's hit list targets Daredevil and gives the original Bullseye a chance to reunite with his old foe. Of course, what "Daredevil" comic would be complete without an appearance by the Kingpin and more than a few ninjas?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Billy Tan, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 2009

X-Men: Legacy Annual #1

"X-Men: Legacy" kicks off its new direction, but don't expect a complete story in this Annual.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Daniel Acuna, Mirco Pierfederici
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2009

Dark Reign: Young Avengers #4

"Dark Reign: Young Avengers" is entertaining, but it also feels a bit like a classy version of wheels spinning in place.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Mark Brooks, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2009

Captain America Reborn #3

"The future of my past. . . " so thinks Steve Rogers as he has an ethereal experience tumbling through his own life. This book is a "Captain America's Greatest Hits" that actually uses those hits to move the story forward.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 15th, 2009

Thor Annual #1

Thor is depressed because he killed his grandfather and the Egyptian god of death plans to take advantage in this forgettable annual.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mico Suyan, Tom Grindberg, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 15th, 2009
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