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Secret Warriors #28

It’s the last issue, so, obviously, it’s new reader friendly! Jump aboard and see what the hype is about!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, July 30th, 2011

Fables #107

We finally catch up with what has happened to Briar Rose post her self-sacrificial purposeful sleep that helped win the war in the Homelands. Mostly, the chick is still asleep.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Terry Moore
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, July 30th, 2011

Supergods

Grant Morrison’s book on superheroes is too incoherent and lacking in a central purpose to be much more than a book with some interesting parts and a lot of filler.

Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Frank Quitely
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, July 29th, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #12

Get in your Delorean and zap back to the 90s and tell the pimply version of yourself the future is in good hands.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Mark Brooks, Andrew Currie
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, July 29th, 2011

The Cape #1

More villains need to use grizzly bears as weapons. Get on that, people.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella
Artists:
Zach Howard
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, July 29th, 2011

Fear Itself: The Deep #2

Heroes punch the minions of the minion of the big bad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Lee Garbett, David Meikis
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, July 29th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #252

"Lost Legions" is already moving towards a conclusion, which makes this story much more concise and peppy than it first looked.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 28th, 2011

X-Men: Schism #2

The X-Men take out some wayward Sentinels while Kade Kilgore advances his plans.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Frank Cho
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Thu, July 28th, 2011

Amazing Spider-Man #666

The citizens of New York start to exhibit spider- like powers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, July 27th, 2011

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #2

This is one of the few "Flashpoint" tie-ins that appears to have a clear purpose.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Oliver Nome, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 27th, 2011

Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2

Remove Ben Oliver and a lot of the pep leaves with him.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Schlagman
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 27th, 2011

American Vampire #17

Forget horror, this is a good old-fashioned war comic.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 27th, 2011

Criminal: The Last Of The Innocent #2

A man so broken he cracks everything else he touches. What happens when you place him in the idyllic world of his past?

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, July 27th, 2011

Detective Comics #880

Scott Snyder writing Joker, James Gordon, James Junior, Dick Grayson, and Barbara Gordon. Yes sir, this is going to be a good story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 27th, 2011

X-Factor #222

X-Factor attempts to protect Rahne, and Strong Guy leaves the hospital.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, July 25th, 2011

Avengers Academy #16

Pym Vs. Creel! Veil Vs. Rubble! And nature abhorring a vacuum!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Raney
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, July 25th, 2011

Ian Churchill's Marineman #6

The first volume of "Marineman" wraps up, leaving Steve Ocean and his supporting cast completely different than the way they were six issues ago. Oh, and there's a dude with an octopus for his head.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ian Churchill
Artists:
Ian Churchill
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, July 24th, 2011

Batman: Gates of Gotham #3

The building of Gotham in the past takes a harsh turn, while the mystery of the bombings in the present has the Bat-Family at odds. Okay, just Damian. Damian is always at odds with someone.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, Graham Nolan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, July 24th, 2011

Invincible Iron Man #506

Tony Stark is so drunk! And hanging out with Dwarves! When did “Fear Itself” become a Norse infused college movie?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, July 24th, 2011

Thor: Heaven & Earth #1

Ragnarok possibly comes again, so Thor has a little talk with Loki. And Loki lies. Maybe. How can you even tell at this point?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, July 24th, 2011

Generation Hope #9

Hope and her crew are too late to save the latest light to be born, as he succumbs painfully to the pressures of being young and different.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, July 23rd, 2011

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
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