"Batman's" Gotham Was... Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
Adam J. Langton was born and raised in Southern Ontario, residing now in London ON where he's pursuing a PhD in Literary Theory. The resident comic book nerd in his hometown, Adam worked at the only shop in the area and essentially filtered his entire paycheck back into buying more comics; he expects his tenure and compensation at CBR to produce the same happy cyclical result. He has a Spider-Man tattoo on his forearm and cares about Peter Parker more than is healthy -- likely because both he and Peter think they are far funnier than they actually are. You've been warned.
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The tension between the government and the Ultimates mounts in an issue from Hickman that feels like filler. Still, Ribic & White's beautiful artwork makes the issue well worth the cover price.
Daken's solo title comes to a close with a climactic confrontation between Dark Wolverine, The Avengers and the Future Foundation, ending not with a bang but a whimper.
Mark Millar and Leinil Yu introduce us to a title where superheroes exist in "the real world" but fail to offer us anything new.
"Nightwing" #7 is the best issue of the series yet, wrapping up the initial storyline and segueing into the Court of Owls crossover event with aplomb.
"Deadpool" #52 is the third installment in the "Dead" storyline, a madcap and entertaining romp spirited along by Ale Garza's excellent pencils.
"Uncanny X-Men" #9 represents the lull before the coming "AvX" storm, showcasing both teams in action while somewhat muddying the waters of the event.
In "Crossed: Badlands" #1 Garth Ennis returns (with a fresh crop of victims) to the world that taught us horror comics can still be truly horrifying.
The second installment of "Orchid" kicks off in strong fashion, providing fun characterization and successfully integrating new readers into an already-established world.
"Avengers Assemble" #1 is a lackluster first issue offering little reason to pick up the comic from a rack overflowing with Avengers titles.
By the third issue, "Scarlet Spider" is proving itself to be a very different kind of Spider-comic and superhero comic while being extremely entertaining along the way.
The seventh issue of the relaunched "Green Lantern" kicks off another intergalactic war between Corps and offers a hook to snag new readers.