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Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #6

The Initiative-lite “Fear Itself” crossover series draws to a close and makes some minor adjustments to the Avengers farm system.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, October 23rd, 2011

Supergirl #2

For the first time in relaunch history Superman and Supergirl fight each other!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, October 21st, 2011

X-Factor #226

Peter David knows how to woo a new audience, and this issue attempts to gently ease new readers into this title.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, October 21st, 2011

Nightwing #2

Nightwing goes for round two against his bladed attacker from last issue, and there’s some circus stuff here too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, J.P. Mayer, Paulo Siqueira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, October 21st, 2011

Fables #110

"Fables" quietly turns what looked like a fun story into something a bit more dangerous.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 20th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia #2

Tyler Crook has settled well into "B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia" and brings the creepy to life.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Mike Mignola
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 20th, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

Those looking to be offended with "Red Hood and the Outlaws" will probably need to look elsewhere.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 20th, 2011

Fear Itself: The Fearless #1

Valkyrie defies Captain America, attempting to recover the lost Asgardian weapons before Sin does.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Chris Yost, Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Mark Bagley, Danny Miki, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Thu, October 20th, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #2

"Legion of Super-Heroes" gets a little more focused for its second issue, but is it too late?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Francis Portela
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 20th, 2011

Captain Atom #2

More Vic Stone! More Superman! More Batman! More Green Lantern! Oh yeah, Flash, too!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. T. Krul
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 20th, 2011

Batman: Odyssey #1

Neal Adams’s madcap romp returns to complete the most unpredictable Batman story ever envisioned. And to tell us about the wonders of geodes. Seriously.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neal Adams
Artists:
Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Neary, Michael Golden
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, October 20th, 2011

Birds of Prey #2

Dinah and Starling try to unravel the mysterious death of a reporter and continue building their interesting new team, adding Katana and Poison Ivy to the mix.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, October 20th, 2011

Avengers #18

In the aftermath of the destruction of the Avengers Tower, a large group of Avengers are holed up at Avengers Mansion. Some will stay and some will go. Meanwhile a former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. has gathered DNA from the superheroes and joined u

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Daniel Acuña
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #544

Prepare yourself for the FINAL issue of “Uncanny X-Men,” until the next one!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Justice League #2

More Vic Stone! More Superman! More Batman! More Green Lantern! Oh yeah, Flash, too!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Fear Itself #7

Truly, we have nothing to fear but “Fear Itself” (and its countless tie-ins).

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Wonder Woman #2

"Wonder Woman" continues to reinterpret Diana's world, and for the better.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Blue Beetle #2

If the old "Blue Beetle" run was even half as fun, I'm kicking myself for not reading it, but making up for lost time now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Like chocolate and peanut butter, it was just a matter of time until someone put these groups together. Of course if you don’t like chocolate or peanut butter. . .

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Jeffrey Moy, Philip Moy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Robert E Howard’s Savage Sword #3

This issue is the most varied, and thus possibly the most successful.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Jeremy Barlow, David Lapham, Joshua Williamson, Alan Zelenetz
Artists:
Wellington Alves, Tony Parker, Fabio Cobiaco, Patric Reynolds, Tony De Zuniga
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, October 19th, 2011

Batman #2

Bruce Wayne is going to have to try some new things to survive the Court of Owls in the outstanding second issues of "Batman" by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Tue, October 18th, 2011

Generation Hope #12

The Generation Hope kids deal with the fallout of Schism.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Steven Sanders, Roland Paris, Norman Lee
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, October 17th, 2011

Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive #524

The all new, all different Black Spider-Panther takes down Overdrive and uncovers an even bigger plot in Hell’s Kitchen.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Mon, October 17th, 2011

Superboy #2

Superboy is free! Free to kill people. Because killing people is fun. Wait, shouldn’t this be titled “Superboy-Prime” then?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
R.B. Silva, Rob Lean
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, October 17th, 2011

The Unwritten #30

Tom meets his older brother who is basically Superman. Weirdest family ever.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross, Vince Locke
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, October 17th, 2011

Who is Jake Ellis? #5

The series comes to an end and the title’s question is answered. Maybe.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, October 17th, 2011

My Greatest Adventure #1

Robotman returns to the relaunched DCU and he’s sharing staples with Tanga and Garbage Man!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 17th, 2011

The Unexpected #1

Another Vertigo anthology with lackluster writing and great art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dave Gibbons, G. Willow Wilson, Alex Grecian, Joshua Dysart, Jeffrey Rotter, Mat Johnson, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Brian Wood, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Artists:
Dave Gibbons, Robbi Rodriguez, Jill Thompson, Farel Dalrymple, Lelio Bonaccorso, David Lapham, Rahsan Ekedal, Emily Carroll, Denys Cowan, Don Hudson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, October 17th, 2011

John Carter: The World of Mars #1

There’s a major motion picture coming out featuring John Carter and this is the official prequel for that story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, October 15th, 2011

Legion Lost #2

Five members of the Legion are lost in the past, fighting an unknown number of foes with undefined capabilities. That past? Now. This book? Enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, October 15th, 2011

Resurrection Man #2

"Resurrection Man" is back from the dead and spryer than ever.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, October 15th, 2011

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E #2

Who would have known that dusting off the old DC property of Frankenstein would yield one of their best books of the relaunch?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, October 13th, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #16

You ever see a superhero go inside a supervillain? And not in a good way. The war between Wolverine’s hit squad and the new forces of Apocalypse gets nasty in this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jerome Opeña
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, October 13th, 2011

Deathstroke #2

"Deathstroke" tries to have its action cake and eat it too, but it bites off more than it can chew.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 13th, 2011

Grifter #2

"Grifter" is light on story, but high on pretty action

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
CAFU, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 13th, 2011

Suicide Squad #2

Bad character designs aside, "Suicide Squad" is actually shaping up better than expected.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 13th, 2011

Batman and Robin #2

Tomasi and Gleason bring a pleasant consistency to "Batman and Robin."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 13th, 2011

Mister Terrific #2

"Mister Terrific" is sadly not terrific.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Gianluca Gugliotta, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 13th, 2011

Demon Knights #2

A band of odd characters -- including Etrigan -- sets their feet firm as they stand in the path of an invading horde.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 13th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #5

Nazis, vampires, guns that shoot sunlight, and giant monsters -- this book has it all. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s written by Scott Snyder with some great Sean Murphy art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 13th, 2011
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