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The Bionic Man #1

Kevin Smith's screenplay doesn’t fit the structure of a comic, nor the tone, and so the outcome is a book that won’t make you laugh or see anything new.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kevin Smith, Phil Hester
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, August 24th, 2011

Kill Shakespeare #12

The battle ends with blood and the coda wraps up while also providing a neat platform for more.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, August 24th, 2011

American Vampire #18

Pearl Jones is a woman who holds her own and isn’t affected by the landscape. She affects it instead. For one moment alone, do not miss this issue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, August 24th, 2011

The Ultimates #1

Nick Fury returns as director of S.H.I.E.L.D. only for the world to fall apart on him. Welcome back?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, August 23rd, 2011

Generation Hope #10

Generation Hope expands on a critical moment from “Schism,” as Idie finally comes out of her shell.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Tim Seeley
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 22nd, 2011

Spider Island Spider-Girl #1

Thanks to “Spider Island,” Anya has spider- powers again and finds herself reinvigorated in her crime fighting. And someone very big is in need of her help.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Pepe Larraz
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, August 21st, 2011

Star Wars: Knight Errant – Deluge #1

The “Star Wars” universe continues to thrive and grow, and this issue has a lot to offer fans of the “Star Wars” brand, regardless of their preference of old or new trilogies.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Jackson Miller
Artists:
Ivan Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, August 20th, 2011

Ultimate Fallout #6

Aunt May and Gwen Stacey consider leaving New York, while Nick Fury and Mary Jane have a heart to heart discussion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis, Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andy Lanning, Eric Nguyen, Mitch Breitweiser
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 20th, 2011

Daredevil #2

Daredevil vs. Captain America! Foggy vs. the missing tie! This comic is pretty awesome.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 20th, 2011

Thunderbolts #162

In which everything goes into the fire, literally. And Giant Sized Man Thing makes his return.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Valentine de Landro, Matthew Southworth
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 19th, 2011

Hellblazer #282

"Hellblazer" heads back to prison for a one-off drawn by Simon Bisley.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Simon Bisley
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 19th, 2011

Venom #6

Plenty of action with a massive spider monster right before we get Venom-Dog. You heard me right.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, August 19th, 2011

Journey Into Mystery #626

The more Loki builds, the more the finale looms ever more imposing. It’s going to be a cacophonic crescendo and so, each month, the building notes resonate more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, August 19th, 2011

DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman — The '90s #1

Sometimes you don't remember how good something was until your memory gets jogged.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Messner-Loebs
Artists:
Lee Moder, Dan Green, Paris Cullins, Robert Campanella
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 18th, 2011

Supergirl #67

Up, up, and away for the girl of steel as this volume of “Supergirl” closes its final cover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Chriscross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 18th, 2011

Justice League of America #60

In order for a new line of “Justice League” titles to emerge from next month’s relaunch, the current “Justice League of America” title has to wrap up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 18th, 2011

X-Men: Schism #3

The X-Men are attacked by a child genius- led Hellfire Club while attending the opening of a mutant history museum. Cyclops and Wolverine rush to the fight and argue about how to handle the involvement of a young mutant.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Daniel Acuña
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, August 18th, 2011

Damaged #1

Two brothers stand for justice. One of them works the beat as a cop, but the other is not beholden by any such rules or niceties.

Publisher:
Radical Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Leonardo Manco
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, August 18th, 2011

The Stuff of Legend: A Jester's Tale #1

The seventh installment of “The Stuff of Legend” brings a story of vengeance at the hands of the Jester.

Publisher:
Th3rd World Studios
Writer:
Mike Raicht, Brian Smith
Artists:
Charles Paul Wilson III
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 18th, 2011

Invincible Iron Man #507

Splinters of “Fear Itself” advance here and there and a little bit in this very issue. At least they were supposed to advance a little bit, right?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 17th, 2011

The Walking Dead #88

Carl is up and talking, but is Rick prepared to handle it? Things start to break apart in the shadows as Rick and crew rebuild their neighborhood.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Fables #108

"Fables" is back with a vengeance. Time for Bufkin the winged monkey, North Wind, and much more.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #16

A sad combination of trite and predictable. Legion goes out in a rush, with the storytelling suffering for it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Daniel HDR, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Superboy #11

In "Superboy," don't expect every storyline to get wrapped up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #542

Uh oh. Nothing really does stop the Juggernaut. Kieron Gillen proves it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Batman #713

"Batman" volume 1 wraps up with a truly generic comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Steve Scott, Daniel Sampere, Andrei Bressan, Walden Wong, Rich Perrotta, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Captain America #2

Captain America, Nick Fury, and Agent 13 investigate Code Name Bravo.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Flashpoint: The Outsider #3

As “Flashpoint” nears the finish line, the miniseries also draw to a close, or at least they end. Some of the action is “to be continued,” naturally.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #3

More “Flashpoint” miniseries starting pointing back to the main series for the conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 17th, 2011

X-Men #15.1

The X-Men investigate small-town demonic possession, and the new Ghost Rider intervenes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 15th, 2011

Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #1

In the midst of Spider-Island, Cloak and Dagger have their own problems to face, both personal and professional.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 15th, 2011

The Red Wing #2

How does one fight a war through time? New pilot Dom Dorne struggles with that while his best friend excels.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Nick Pitarra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, August 14th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #253

The team finally fights Styx and Endgame, Legion’s final two escaped personalities, and the results of that battle launch them into an entirely new adventure, several thousand light years away.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, August 14th, 2011

New Mutants #29

Another excellent "Fear Itself" tie-in that doesn't require reading "Fear Itself."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David Lafuente
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, August 13th, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #10

Colleen and the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents square off with the villainous Iron Maiden!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Dan McDaid, Mike Grell, Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 13th, 2011

Vengeance #2

Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta are doodling rude stuff in the margins of Marvel lore. And what pretty rude stuff they create.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, August 13th, 2011

DC Retroactive: JLA - the ‘80s #1

DC’s Retroactive line hits the 1980s, with big hair, breakdancers, and bad outfits. That’s right, the Motor City Justice League is back.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Ron Randall, Chuck Patton, Mike Machlan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 12th, 2011

Batman and Robin #26

Release all preconceptions of linear and decompressed; this is a "Where's Waldo?" art hunt that only those who view life as Sudoku will survive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Greg Tocchini, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, August 12th, 2011

Ghost Rider #2

Johnny Blaze hits the jungles of South America on his bike, looking for a little quality time with the new Ghost Rider.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 11th, 2011

Booster Gold #47

For the second time since "Crisis on Infinite Earths," Booster Gold's self-titled comic book series ends.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Rick Leonardi, Dan Jurgens, Don Ho, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 11th, 2011
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