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Supergirl #66

Supergirl continues her undercover investigation of missing students at a college at the behest of Lois Lane, while Lois does her own investigation.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
CrissCross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, July 23rd, 2011

Cinderella: Fables are Forever #6

Time for one final trip into the Deadly Desert. It's Cinderella versus Dorothy to the end!

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 22nd, 2011

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #2

Amazons attack the big top in search of the “helm of Nabu” and Dick Grayson loses his entire family in the process.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Fabrizio Fiorentino, Alejandro Giraldo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, July 22nd, 2011

Hulk #37

Ben Grimm, empowered by a hammer delivered by the Serpent, decides that it's time for another Thing-Hulk slobberknocker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Elena Casagrande
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, July 22nd, 2011

Fear Itself: FF #1

"Fear Itself" continues to stretch through the Marvel Universe, grabbing hold of Ben Grimm and turning him against his family and the future, which are one and the same with the Future Foundation.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, July 22nd, 2011

Hellblazer #281

The conclusion to "Phantom Pains" is just all right in the plot department, but the character notes are what will hold your interest.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 21st, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #15

It's a race to the conclusion! Can Paul Levitz scramble to wrap things up?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 21st, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #541

Nothing stops the Juggernaut! Not even a "Fear Itself" crossover event in which someone has to yank off his helmet. But who? And how?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 21st, 2011

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1

The War of the Green Lanterns is over. Mogo is dead. Hal Jordan has been returned to Earth. Sinestro, wearing the ring of Sector 2814 decides to start whining. Good times.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda, Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 21st, 2011

Flashpoint: The Outsider #2

The purpose of "Flashpoint: The Outsider" is still a little perplexing, even at the two-thirds mark.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 20th, 2011

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2

The Wonder Woman versus Aquaman conflict continues to play out, but it's distinctly less exciting once all the facts are out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Agustin Padilla, Jose Aviles
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 20th, 2011

Daredevil #1

With a spring in his step and a smile on his face, Daredevil returns to monthly comics. Mark Waid's writing it and Paolo Rivera's drawing it. Oh! Marcos Martin draws some too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera, Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 20th, 2011

The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1

What shapes a man? The filth he grows up through or the way he cleans himself off?

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, July 20th, 2011

I.C.E. #1

This is the sort of procedural show that clogs the airwaves. It’s not bad, but it feels familiar.

Publisher:
12 Gauge Comics
Writer:
Doug Wagner
Artists:
Jose Holder, Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, July 20th, 2011

Lady Mechanika #2

After a seven-month layover, the second issue of "Lady Mechanika" hits the stands and is, surprisingly, worth the wait.

Publisher:
Aspen Comics
Writer:
Joe Benitez
Artists:
Joe Benitez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, July 17th, 2011

Defenders: From the Marvel Vault #1

The original non-team team pulls back together in this issue. It's a nifty little one-shot featuring the Hulk, Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, and Namor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, July 17th, 2011

Mystery Men #3

Two new pulp icons enter the scene and The Surgeon stands out as the looney antihero to watch this season.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sun, July 17th, 2011

Journey into Mystery #625

Loki fights the secret war against the Serpent in Hel. What a good guy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, July 17th, 2011

Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #6

Gregory Stark has taken over S.H.I.E.L.D. and must be stopped. Thankfully, the Avengers and Ultimates have put aside their differences to kick a little genius butt.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Stephen Segovia, Gerry Alanguilan, Jeff Huet, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, July 16th, 2011

Birds of Prey #14

The ladies attend a veterans charity auction with The Phantom Lady, and we flashback to a 1940’s mission against some Nazis who turn out to be very much alive and present at the auction.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Billy Tucci, Adriana Melo, JP Mayer
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, July 15th, 2011

Northlanders #42

The last epic arc of Brian Wood’s brilliant “Northlanders” series begins here.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, July 15th, 2011

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2

For an origin that's about to get wiped out, an awful lot of time is being spent on it, here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson, Alex Massacci
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 15th, 2011

New Mutants #27

Sugar Man takes one on the tongue, and somehow, through that adventure, Abnett and Lanning almost make him an interesting character. Almost.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 14th, 2011

Alpha Flight #2

Take off to the great white north with Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Dale Eaglesham as they give the members of Alpha Flight a reason to be concerned or the future of Canada.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 14th, 2011

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2

The Atlantis/New Themyscira war that's not really appearing in "Flashpoint?" It's in here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Vicente Cifuentes, Diana Egea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 14th, 2011

FF #6

And now, an issue of "FF" without any of the 16+ regular cast members appearing. Instead, it's the return of the Inhumans!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 14th, 2011

The Red Wing #1

Dominic and Valin are two new recruits in an endless war that uses time travel to fight its battles. Two “Sons of The Red Wing”, they’ve lost their fathers to this war, but as always with time travel, nothing is quite certain.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Nick Pitarra
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, July 14th, 2011

Hellraiser #3

Clive Barker is just toying with us by making these new Cenobites and showing us the nasty things they can, and will, do.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Artists:
Stephen Thompson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, July 14th, 2011

X-Men: Schism #1

With the return of Quentin Quire comes the return of the Sentinels and some good ol’ Cyclops and Wolverine team-up action. “Schism” #1 begins this event very well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, July 13th, 2011

Ultimate Fallout #1

Spider-Man is dead and those that knew and loved him all react differently. Bendis and Bagley do some good work here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, July 13th, 2011

Green Lantern #67

The "War of the Green Lanterns" concludes, wrapping up a half-decade of event after event for the Green Lantern Corps.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 13th, 2011

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #521

In the midst of "Fear Itself," the American Panther makes his debut! And he's perhaps not as silly or toyetic as you might think.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 13th, 2011

Detective Comics #879

Enter, The Joker. He's the Batman’s greatest horror villain in what’s become the greatest horror arc for the Dark Knight.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, July 13th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival Of The Fittest #2

A dream sequence opens big, but the rest of the issue makes with the pretty over a decent but thin set of events.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, July 13th, 2011

Loose Ends #1

A kinetic and vibrant new mini-series with a powerful plot punch and massively impressive visuals.

Publisher:
12 Gauge Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Chris Brunner
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Wed, July 13th, 2011

Hellboy: The Fury #2

Nobody does apocalypse quite like Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 13th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Monsters #1

Liz Sherman returns, and new artist Tyler Crook steps on board.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 13th, 2011

SVK #1

“SVK” is a comic with invisible thought balloons published in ultraviolet ink that’s packaged with a UV torch (i.e. flashlight) to see them. It’s by Warren Ellis and D’Israeli, so, right there, you know it’s going to be good.

Publisher:
BERG
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
D’Israeli
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, July 12th, 2011

Captain America #1

Steve Rogers slinging the star-spangled shield in a new number one issue just in time for his big screen premiere. It may be more espionage and spy than superheroic, but it works.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, July 12th, 2011

Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1

Wolverine and X-Force take on the Purifiers, in one of the strongest "Fear Itself" tie-ins to date.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Simone Bianchi
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, July 10th, 2011
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