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Secret Avengers #13

"Secret Avengers" takes on the siege of Washington DC, and coincidences aside, it's a fun story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza, Rick Ketcham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, May 26th, 2011

Detective Comics #877

Batman escapes from a death trap of one villain and finds clues that lead him into the death trap of another.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, May 26th, 2011

America Vampire #15

“You’ll do fine, so long as you’re not squeamish about blood. If you are, you better get over that. And fast.”

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 26th, 2011

Justice Society of America #51

“I’ve watched gods walk the Earth. I refuse to believe balancing a budget is impossible.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Tom Derenick
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 26th, 2011

Robert E Howard’s Savage Sword #2

An eclectic mix of the best pulp money can buy. Support the dying art of the anthology by buying the best one on the stands.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mark Finn, Marc Andreyko, Joe Casey, Robert E Howard, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Greg Scott, Robert Atkins, Rebecca Buchman, Pop Mhan, Tim Seeley, Gil Kane, Wellington Alves
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, May 25th, 2011

Strange Adventures #1

Like so many anthologies, "Strange Adventures" is an wildly uneven book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Selwyn Hinds, Talia Hershewe, Peter Milligan, Lauren Beukes, Jeff Lemire, Ross Campbell, Kevin Colden, Paul Cornell, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Denys Cowan, Juan Bobillo, Sylvain Savoia, Inaki Miranda, Jeff Lemire, Ross Campbell, Kevin Colden, Goran Sudzuka, Eduardo Risso, John Floyd
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 25th, 2011

Action Comics #901

Doomsday isn't interesting, let alone multiple Doomsdays.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort, Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 25th, 2011

Xombi #3

Not quite as strong as the first two issues, but there's one scene in particular that makes "Xombi" #3 a winner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Rozum
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 25th, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #10

“Yeah, and if it’s a war you want, then let’s have the ass kicking start right here!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith, Keith Champagne, Andy Owens, Sean Parsons, Jack Purcell, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 25th, 2011

FF #4

“One of the things they do is turn any Victor von Dooms they encounter on any world into vegetables.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Barry Kitson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 25th, 2011

Planet of the Apes #2

“Down deep, each man believes that he is superior to you stinking animals. They ruled the planet for a million years, and they think they still own it.”

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Daryl Gregory
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 25th, 2011

Kill Shakespeare #11

Shakespeare just got seriously trippy. Grab your black lights and recreational medicines and head into the final battle between the world’s greatest writer and his creations.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, May 25th, 2011

Ultimate Comics Avengers Vs. New Ultimates #4

The Death of Spider-Man continues. Then stops again quite quickly so that the Avengers/Ultimates can return to their own story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Stephen Segovia, Jerry Alanguilan, Jason Paz, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, May 23rd, 2011

Justice League of America #57

Eclipso versus the Spectre in the battle of God’s two embodiments of vengeance!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, May 23rd, 2011

Heroes for Hire #7

Spider-Man is on the clock and taking on bad guys with hellfire guns!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Tim Seeley
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, May 23rd, 2011

X-Men Prelude to Schism #2

Magneto has a chat with Cyclops about the very difficult (but still unrevealed) decision he’s facing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, May 23rd, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7

Meet the Iron Maiden, the former T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents enemy who... ran off with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent Dynamo?!?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
CAFU, Bit, Mike Grell, Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, May 23rd, 2011

Courtney Crumrin Tales: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen

No matter what the wait, more "Courtney Crumrin" is a good thing.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Ted Naifeh
Artists:
Ted Naifeh
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, May 22nd, 2011

Snake Eyes #1

“This is insane. How’d we let a guy who never says a word talk us into this?”

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Robert Atkins, Augustin Padilla, Juan Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, May 22nd, 2011

The Outsiders #39

The Outsiders vs. the Outsiders! And the fate of the country hangs in the balance!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, May 22nd, 2011

Zatanna #13

Zatanna gets a message from a magic cat, which includes an ominous warning Colton gets very bad news about where he comes from.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Jamal Igle, Jon Sibal
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, May 21st, 2011

X-Factor #219

Guido didn’t die, but Monet is still out for revenge. Fortunately for The Black Cat, that revenge lines up with a nice rescue mission.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, May 21st, 2011

Astonishing X-Men #38

The dilution of the "Astonishing" brand continues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Juan Bobillo, Marcelo Sosa
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 20th, 2011

Herc #3

The only thing we have to fear is... um, what is it anyway?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 20th, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #10

What happens when your resident killer won’t kill your resident pretty boy who has taken to killing? Answer: good comics.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Billy Tan, Rich Elson
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, May 20th, 2011

Thunderbolts #157

The Thunderbolts face their worst fears, and the Beta Team gets their greatest opportunity all while creepy Germans and reanimated Iraqis try to kill them.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker, Declan Shalvey, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, May 20th, 2011

Amazing Spider-Man #661

“This changes everything. You’re the ideal choice! These are at-risk kids, and you’ve already made virtually every mistake a young hero possibly could.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Paul Benjamin
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Victor Olazaba, Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 19th, 2011

Batman and Robin #23

The Red Hood is back, but did anyone want to see his return?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Guillem March, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, May 19th, 2011

Alpha Flight #0.1

"Look. You know I've had my own problems with the department. But I've chosen to change the system from within."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Ben Oliver, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 19th, 2011

Paying for It

An intelligent and provoking memoir about one John’s experiences paying for sex with prostitutes and asking big questions about the very nature and boundaries of romantic love.

Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Writer:
Chester Brown
Artists:
Chester Brown
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, May 19th, 2011

Power Girl #24

“You’re a shaved head away from being Lex Luthor. You’re going to be watched.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Hendry Prasetya
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 19th, 2011

Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side #1

“Padawan, if incapable you are of this duty, Master Qui-Gon could take Orykan, and for you a new mentor we can find.”

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Scott Allie
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 19th, 2011

Rocketeer Adventures #1

This all-star tribute does Dave Stevens proud.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Cassaday, Michael Allred, Kurt Busiek
Artists:
John Cassaday, Michael Allred, Michael Kaluta, Mike Mignola, Jim Silke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 18th, 2011

Avengers #13

“Did you just heave in your own mask?”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 18th, 2011

Booster Gold #44

“Only Batman knows my true mission. Everyone else still sees me as the shallow, money-chasing fool they always knew. It’s like a secret identity.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 18th, 2011

Avengers Academy #14

“Oh, no. Jocasta, can you hear me? We need backup! It’s not just Electro. . . it’s all of them. . . the Sinister Six!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Sean Chen, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 18th, 2011

Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion #1

Vampirella gets on the pole and works with some religious zealots, all while teaching kids about internet spam.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Jose Malaga
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, May 18th, 2011

Batman: Gates of Gotham #1

No Keymaster, yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 18th, 2011

Batman #710

It's time to face the face.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Daniel
Artists:
Steve Scott, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 18th, 2011

X-Men #11

Xavier relates a story of a past vampiric encounter to Jubilee.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Al Barrionuevo, Michael Lacombe
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Tue, May 17th, 2011
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