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"Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth" #1 Clears Up the Mysteries Surrounding Jason Todd

Sat, July 30th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Scott Lobdell and Dexter Soy's highly enjoyable "Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth" #1 establishes the Red Hood and his relationship with Batman.

"Batgirl" #1 Restores Barbara Gordon's Gusto in the Wake of "Batman: The Killing Joke"

Fri, July 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Wash away the sour taste of "The Killing Joke" with Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque's "Batgirl" #1, which celebrates the fan-favorite character.

While Everyone is Fixated on

While Everyone is Fixated on "Captain America," You Should Really be Reading "The Fix"

Fri, July 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Book Reviews

While the writer Nick Spencer takes heat for his "Captain America" storyline, his superb series "The Fix" receives relatively little attention.

Adam Hughes Channels

Adam Hughes Channels "Saved By The Bell" in Archie's "Betty & Veronica" #1

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

The acclaimed writer/artist travels to Riverdale for "Betty & Veronica" #1 and brings with him a little bit of Bayside attitude.

"The Hellblazer: Rebirth" Harkens Back to John Constantine's Jamie Delano Era

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Simon Oliver and Moritat's "Hellblazer: Rebirth" #1 is the most deliberate and successful attempt to evoke the spirit of the original "Hellblazer" series.

"Justice League" Is Your Summer Disaster Blockbuster, in Comic Book Form

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Bryan Hitch, Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea's "Justice League" #1 feels like an epic feel like a summer movie transformed into a print event.

Here's Why

Here's Why "The Vision" Has Become the "Breaking Bad" of Marvel Comics

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

In "The Vision" #9, Victor must deal with the fallout of Vin's shocking discovery, and it goes as badly as you'd expect.

"Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth" #1 Restores the Status Quo with Dazzling Artwork

Thu, July 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Not a lot happens in "Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth" #1, but it's so cosmically cool readers won't care.

"Nightwing: Rebirth" Ties Up Loose Ends, Keeps Elements That Worked

Wed, July 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Book Reviews

Tim Seeley & Yanick Paquette build on past glories, celebrating pre-Flashpoint aspects of the character while setting the stage for all-new challenges and foes.

DC's

DC's "The Flintstones" Is a Surprisingly Dark -- and Honest -- Satire

Sat, July 9th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The Flintstones" #1 is a postmodern look at the Modern Stone Age Family that's a must-read for old fans and newcomers alike.

"Aquaman" #2 is Totally Different Than #1 - And Here's Why That's a Good Thing

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher's "Aquaman" #2 goes down a far more interesting road than its first issue.

Here's How

Here's How "Justice League: Rebirth" #1 Succeeded Where Other One-Shots Fail

Wed, July 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Bryan Hitch's "Justice League: Rebirth" #1 finds a balance between existing as part of the DC Universe and telling its own independent story.

REVIEW: Fletcher & Wu Make

REVIEW: Fletcher & Wu Make "Black Canary" #7 Sing with Fun, Inventive Layouts

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu tell a story that uses the visual language of comics with great success" in "Black Canary" #7.

REVIEW: Waid & Asrar Bring Fun New Dynamics to

REVIEW: Waid & Asrar Bring Fun New Dynamics to "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4

Thu, January 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's Avengers team "is still recognizable and just as fun" in "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4.

REVIEW: Houser, Portela & Sauvage's

REVIEW: Houser, Portela & Sauvage's "Faith" #1 Truly Shines

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jody Houser, Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage's "Faith" #1 "is the charming continuation of a character who definitely deserved her own series."

REVIEW: Spurrier & Kelly Let Slip a Bold New World in

REVIEW: Spurrier & Kelly Let Slip a Bold New World in "Cry Havoc" #1

Mon, January 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Simon Spurrier and Ryan Kelly's "Cry Havoc" #1 features "a brilliant coloring scheme, vigorous art and memorable, layered characters."

REVIEW: Fazekas, Butters & Anka Take

REVIEW: Fazekas, Butters & Anka Take "Captain Marvel" Higher & Further Than Ever Before

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The Carol Corps will find their hero the same and even better" in Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Kris Anka's "Captain Marvel" #1.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Trigger an Explosive Confrontation in

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Trigger an Explosive Confrontation in "Batman" #48

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo's "Batman" #48 "takes the double-cliffhanger from last month... and makes both situations even tenser."

REVIEW: Ted McKeever's

REVIEW: Ted McKeever's "Pencil Head" #1 is Offbeat but Delightfully Satiric

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

McKeever "takes the odd characters from his world and turns them into strange and often hilarious caricatures" in "Pencil Head" #1.

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Fill

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Fill "Silver Surfer" #1 with Joy & Creativity

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The second volume of Dan Slott and Mike Allred's 'Silver Surfer' looks to be just as colorful, creative and warm-hearted as the first."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's "Injection" #6 is Undeniably a Blast to Read

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "world building blithely demands the reader eat and run at the same time" in "Injection" #6.

REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque Keep

REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque Keep "Huck" #3 Upbeat & Cheerful

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #3 "is another charming issue... [with] art that quietly steals the show."

REVIEW: Kirkman & Adlard's

REVIEW: Kirkman & Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #150 Plays to the Series' Strengths

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard "create a dramatic and life-changing comic at a relatively small scale" in "The Walking Dead" #150.

REVIEW: Hopeless & Bagley Put the Fun Back in

REVIEW: Hopeless & Bagley Put the Fun Back in "All-New X-Men" #3

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley's "All-New X-Men" #3 "is a pleasant reminder that the X-Men don't have to be about revolutions and genocidal agendas."

REVIEW: Aaron & Dauterman's

REVIEW: Aaron & Dauterman's "The Mighty Thor" #3 Delivers Beautiful Suspense

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's "Mighty Thor" #3 "is indeed all-new and all-different, but the beautiful and intense storytelling is the same."

REVIEW: Landis & Jones Bring the Party in

REVIEW: Landis & Jones Bring the Party in "Superman: American Alien" #3

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Max Landis and Joelle Jones' "Superman: American Alien" #3 "is a perfect example of everything that a relaunch should give its readers."

REVIEW: De Liz's

REVIEW: De Liz's "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1 is Off to a Charming Start

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Renae De Liz and Ray Dillion breathe new life into an old tale with 'The Legend of Wonder Woman' #1."

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REVIEW: "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" #0 is a Fun Grab Bag with Lots of Potential

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"If you grew up with the show, then Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya's 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' #0 is worth a pickup."

REVIEW: Hickman & Ribic Conclude

REVIEW: Hickman & Ribic Conclude "Secret Wars" #9 with an Epic Finale

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jonathan Hickmand and Esad Ribic "wrap up the cosmos-crossing epic... with a surprisingly human but ultimately fitting showdown" in "Secret Wars" #9.

REVIEW: DeConnick & Soma's

REVIEW: DeConnick & Soma's "Bitch Planet" #6 is a Smart, Moving Issue

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Taki Soma's "Bitch Planet" #6 "is another excellent installment in an awesomely angry series."

REVIEW: Waid & Fish Achieve Bittersweet Profundity in

REVIEW: Waid & Fish Achieve Bittersweet Profundity in "Archie" #5

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Veronica Fish and Mark Waid's creative teamwork is exceptionally concise and eloquent" in "Archie" #5.

REVIEW: Menace Lurks on All Sides in Vaughan & Chiang's Charming

REVIEW: Menace Lurks on All Sides in Vaughan & Chiang's Charming "Paper Girls" #4

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #4, "there's a level of skepticism and wariness that feels refreshing and real."

REVIEW: Wein & Jones Fill

REVIEW: Wein & Jones Fill "Swamp Thing" #1 with Straightforward Suspense & Horror

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Len Wein and Kelley Jones "take a simple approach to introduce a conflict which fits right in with the character's classic vibe" in "Swamp Thing" #1.

REVIEW: Aaron & Bachalo's

REVIEW: Aaron & Bachalo's "Doctor Strange" #4 Finds the Perfect Metaphor for Magic

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo find "a good approach that keeps things appropriately weird but don't lose sight of its menace" in "Doctor Strange" #4.

REVIEW: King & Walta's Chilling

REVIEW: King & Walta's Chilling "The Vision" #3 is Wonderfully Twisted

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #3 is "brilliant in how well it still fits in with... the rest of Marvel's comics."

5-STAR REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips'

5-STAR REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "The Fade Out" #12 Ends Exactly as It Should

Thu, January 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

The conclusion of Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips' noir Hollywood mystery series "The Fade Out" will "hit you like a ton of bricks."

REVIEW: Bemis & Walsh's

REVIEW: Bemis & Walsh's "X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever" #1 Tells a Very Human Story

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Max Bemis and Michael Walsh's "X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever" #1 "is one of the better, if more offbeat, X-Men stories among the latest relaunch."

REVIEW: Kelly & McGuinness Establish a Fun Dynamic in

REVIEW: Kelly & McGuinness Establish a Fun Dynamic in "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #1

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness' "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #1 is "funny, action-packed and... accessible."

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #21 Has a Satisfying, Emotional Payoff

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Greg Rucka and Michael Lark save their biggest plot twist in 'Lazarus' #21 for the last scene, and it's a game changer."

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok Continue to Impress in

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok Continue to Impress in "Justice League" #47

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Geoff Johns finds a way to get in a few more character-focused moments, and Jason Fabok shows off his playful side" in "Justice League" #47.

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