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Flashpoint: The Outsider #1

If this issue is any indication, the Outsider should definitely be the ‘X-Man’ of “Flashpoint” and somehow survive into the DCU.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Fernandez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 26th, 2011

Zatanna #14

This issue feels like the least of a fill-in issue, and loses Jamal Igle's art halfway through it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Travis Moore, Jon Sibal, John Dell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 26th, 2011

Captain America #619

You can’t really go wrong with a comic drawn by Butch Guice, Stefano Gaudiano, Mitch Breitweiser, and Chris Samnee.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Butch Guice, Stefano Gaudiano, Mitch Breitweiser, Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 26th, 2011

Justice League of America #58

“The way I see it we have two goals, fighting Eclipso himself and freeing everyone in Emerald City from his control.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Miguel Sepulveda, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 26th, 2011

Fables #106

Quite possibly the most anti-climactic end to a major story in "Fables" history, alas.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 23rd, 2011

X-Men Legacy #251

The team continues to hunt down Legion’s escaped personas, but it turns out one of the personas may be hunting them.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer, Craig Yeung, Nelson DeCastro
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 23rd, 2011

Batman: Gates of Gotham #2

We learn who helped build Gotham as we know it today, while Dick, Tim, Cass, and Damian try to prevent a series of bombs throughout the city. How the two stories are related is slowly being revealed, in intriguing fashion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 23rd, 2011

Secret Avengers #14

A Valkyrie origin story strangely wrapped up in the middle of a "Fear Itself" tie-in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jamie Mendoza, Rick Ketcham
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 23rd, 2011

The Mighty Thor #3

“Your little hammer and your temper tantrums will not save you from the hunger that does not cease.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 23rd, 2011

Ultimate Spider-Man #160

The Death of Ultimate Spider-Man. No more, no less.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andy Lanning, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Superman #712

It's a tough life, being a dog.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Rick Leonardi, Jonathan Sibal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Batman and the Outsiders #40

“Frustrations mounted, tempers flared and friend turned on friend. The team splintered, and spiraled on a collision course, where only one could survive!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Didio, Philip Tan
Artists:
Philip Tan, Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #1

“Mind you, if it isn’t one crisis, it’s another. I’ve seen it before and, to be honest, it seemed like a bit of a laugh to me.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Vankin
Artists:
Marco Castiello, Vincenzo Acunzo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1

Unfortunately, the exciting scene on the cover has nothing to do with the contents of this comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Eddie Nunez, Don Ho
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1

Where's Bart Allen? As it turns out, right where he should be.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Oliver Nome, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash #1

What at first seems unremarkable may actually have an important plot point for "Flashpoint" buried inside of it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Joel Gomez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Dark Horse Presents #2

Bit by bit, "Dark Horse Presents" is finding its new voice.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Chadwick, Robert Love, David Walker, Neal Adams, Carla Speed McNeil, Howard Chaykin, Michael T. Gilbert, Patrick Alexander, Chuck Brown, Richard Corben, David Chelsea
Artists:
Paul Chadwick, Robert Love, Neal Adams, Carla Speed McNeil, Howard Chaykin, Michael T. Gilbert, Patrick Alexander, Sanford Greene, Richard Corben, David Chelsea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Planet Of The Apes #3

Apes. Zeppelins. Gatling guns. Stir, shake, and serve cold as ice.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Daryl Gregory
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Snarked #0

If you buy this for a kid they will love you for eternity (or at least until the next issue comes out).

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Tue, June 21st, 2011

Witch Doctor #1

“Your soul isn’t this immortal car your personality drives around – it’s your spiritual immune system! It’s what keeps magic pathogens from getting into you!”

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Seifert
Artists:
Lukas Ketner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, June 21st, 2011

X-Factor #221

Rahne and her child become the victim of mystical forces, while Shatterstar attempts to save them both.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Dennis Calero
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 20th, 2011

Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths #1

“Stop it you imbecile! That’s Godzilla. You cannot hurt him with guns, but you might succeed in annoying him.”

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 20th, 2011

Generation Hope #8

Teon’s family come to get their son back, while the team defends their actions.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, June 19th, 2011

Avengers Academy #15

The students fight Nazis in Washington, D.C. and that sounds a lot cooler than it reads.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 19th, 2011

DC Universe Online Legends #10

“Was fighting your crazy villains more important than saving hundreds of people? So now you pick and choose who and what to save?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Howard Porter, Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 19th, 2011

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1

The biggest difference in the “Flashpoint” reality? Comics don’t need plots apparently.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 19th, 2011

Daken: Dark Wolverine #10

You know when drugs and gay sex in Los Angeles was edgy? 1985. Go read “Less than Zero” if you’re interested.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni, Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, June 18th, 2011

Avengers #14

The Red Hulk fights an evil, hammer-wielding Thing. And John Romita, Jr. draws it. What else do you need to know?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #538

The X-Men handily defeat Krunn on Utopia and everything’s okay to a somewhat ridiculous degree. Most importantly, Kitty finally escapes her silly astronaut helmet.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Hellblazer #280

"Hellblazer" delights in faking out its audience, and its audience delights in being faked out.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Gael Bertrand
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1

Cornball dialogue goes a long way towards killing reader enthusiasm here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Supergirl #65

Supergirl goes undercover for Lois Lane to investigate the disappearance of a handful of college students. Starman guest stars brilliantly and all too briefly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
CrissCross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Conan: Island Of No Return #1

All your favorite Conan tropes assembled in one story that will not be your favorite.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Bart Sears
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Captain America Corps #1

“I can barely follow his story. . . multiverse this and chronal resonances that. . .”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Stern
Artists:
Philippe Briones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #14

Wrap it up!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman And The Furies #1

A young Diana and Arthur (Aquaman) meet and don’t fall in love but decide to get married in the grand tradition of making unions between powerful nations, much to the chagrin of their respective peoples.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Scott Clark, Dave Beatty
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Batgirl #22

This is just another reason to miss Bryan Q. Miller's take on "Batgirl," come September.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Hulk #35

"Planet Red Hulk" wraps up with an ending that I suspect few will see coming.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Batman #711

As an example of Daniel's "Batman" run, this is not the one to look at.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Daniel
Artists:
Steve Scott, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Kirby: Genesis #1

We get LaBeouf and Fox Lite, while shimmering projections of what Kirby should not be slide through an entire issue where nothing actually happens.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jack Herbert, Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, June 15th, 2011
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