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Green Lantern #1

As Sinestro returns to the Green Lantern Corps, it looks like maybe the Sinestro Corps is going to have to consider a name change.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 14th, 2011

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1

In the wake of Peter Parker's death, Brian Michael Bendis introduces readers to Miles Morales, the new Ultimate Spider-Man, and his supporting cast.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sarah Pichelli
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, September 14th, 2011

Spider-Island: Avengers #1

The Avengers team up with Frog-Man while Squirrel Girl babysits.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, September 12th, 2011

Heroes For Hire #11

“Fear Itself” creeps into the “Heroes For Hire” title with a surprisingly effective issue that gives both Misty Knight and Elektra lots of cool moments.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Kyle Hotz, Bob Almond
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, September 11th, 2011

Men of War #1

Corporal Joe Rock is recruited for a new unit with a difficult mission. Of course, it all goes to hell right away.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon, Jonathan Vankin
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, September 11th, 2011

Moon Knight #5

Moon Knight is a pretty horrible superhero and proves it once again when he almost gets arrested.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, September 11th, 2011

Action Comics #1

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman! Back again, but for the first time.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Rags Morales, Rick Bryant
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, September 11th, 2011

The Boys #58

The investigation of a prostitute’s murder points to Jack from Jupiter, but Butcher thinks it’s a set up, wondering who would want to frame a member of the Seven.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, September 10th, 2011

Green Arrow #1

The relaunch has put a fresh face on Ollie Queen, except now he more closely resembles another famous comic book archer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. T. Krul
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, George Pérez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, September 10th, 2011

Thunderbolts #163

This is one of the stranger status quo shifts for "Thunderbolts," and I'm dying to see where Parker and Walker take us.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 9th, 2011

Wolverine: Debt of Death #1

Imagine if Sydney Pollack had directed a Wolverine movie 35 years ago. Yeah, this is that good.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, September 9th, 2011

X-23 #14

Laura teams up with the FF in an attempt to discover what’s causing havoc in New York City, while Gambit and Cecilia Reyes look for Laura.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, September 9th, 2011

Batwing #1

The DC relaunch all but guaranteed a new plethora of Bat-books. Week One saw 3 released, including “Batwing," which spins out of the stories from the much-ballyhooed “Batman, Inc."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd WInick
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 9th, 2011

Punisher #3

Three issues into the relaunch of this title, Greg Rucka finally puts some words in the Punisher’s mouth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 8th, 2011

Stormwatch #1

The new “Stormwatch” brings Wildstorm into the DC Universe as the group tries to recruit a superhuman known as Apollo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 8th, 2011

Static Shock #1

Static Shock’s return to comics comes just as he moves to New York City and becomes an immediately controversial hero.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott McDaniel, John Rozum
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion, Le Beau Underwood
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, September 8th, 2011

Hawk & Dove #1

"Hawk & Dove" is a team book that is less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Rob Liefeld
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 8th, 2011

O.M.A.C. #1

There's a lot of mass destruction in "O.M.A.C." #1, but little else to recommend just yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 8th, 2011

Intrepid EscapeGoat #1

Brian Smith’s creator-owned series spins out from its Free Comic Book Day beginnings to deliver “The Curse of the Buddha’s Tooth.”

Publisher:
Th3rd World Studios
Writer:
Brian Smith
Artists:
Brian Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 8th, 2011

The Big Lie #1

A physicist travels back ten years in time to save her husband from dying in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but gets into an argument over who was behind the attacks.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Veitch
Artists:
Rick Veitch, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 8th, 2011

Atomic Robo and the Ghost of Station X #1

There are a myriad of new comic series kicking off this week. Sure to be overlooked due to its smaller footprint, Atomic Robo’s latest adventure is waiting for you, with a well-constructed story and nicely stylized art.

Publisher:
Red 5 Comics
Writer:
Brian Clevinger
Artists:
Scott Wegener
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 7th, 2011

Animal Man #1

The script for "Animal Man" does a better job of balancing the strange and mundane than the art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 7th, 2011

Batgirl #1

"Batgirl" is off to a slow start, but shows promise.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 7th, 2011

Justice League International #1

DC reaches back to the 1986 relaunch of “Justice League” for some basic ingredients to add to this new “Justice League International” buffet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 7th, 2011

Detective Comics #1

Daniel's first issue of "Detective Comics" is a game-raising effort from the writer/artist, promising dark times ahead for the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Salvador Daniel
Artists:
Tony Salvador Daniel, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 7th, 2011

Swamp Thing #1

This series appears to be just what the doctor ordered to help wipe out all memory of the recently completed lackluster “Brightest Day” tie-in. Scott Snyder’s story and Yanick Paquette’s art sure helps.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 7th, 2011

New Avengers Annual #1

There’s trouble coming for all of the Avengers and it starts things off by punching as many of them in the face as possible.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Gabriele Dell'Otto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Tue, September 6th, 2011

Casanova: Avaritia #1

Matt Fraction's Casanova returns, and is in a bad way. Read of that what you will. Can a book that changes as often as this continue to entertain in the same way?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Mon, September 5th, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #14

The team return from the Age of Apocalypse, but are they too late to save Warren?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, September 4th, 2011

Gambit and the Champions: From the Marvel Vault #1

Gambit meets the Champions for the first (and presumably last) time.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
George Tuska
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, September 4th, 2011

Mighty Thor #5

The pace is a little slow, but there's no denying the epic in "Mighty Thor."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Khoi Pham, Mark Morales, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, September 3rd, 2011

Herc #6.1

Marvel hypes a jumping-on point for "Herc" just in time to cancel it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Mike Grell, Jason Paz, Jeff Huet
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, September 3rd, 2011

Journey into Mystery #626.1

If you didn’t already know all about young Loki, why would you pick now to start learning?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robert Rodi
Artists:
Pasqual Ferry
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, September 3rd, 2011

Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1

A kung fu mystery delivered through some amazing art. You don’t need to meditate for 12 years on a snow-peaked mountain to know that’s great comics.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara, John Lucas
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, September 3rd, 2011

Planet of the Apes #5

It only takes a few humans to act terribly, and suddenly the whole race gets tarred with the same brush.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Daryl Gregory
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, September 1st, 2011

Angel & Faith #1

Angel and Faith, two characters on seriously redemptive paths, team up for this interesting “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” spinoff that is off to a strong start.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, September 1st, 2011

Fear Itself: The Deep #3

penultimate issue of “Fear Itself: The Deep” hurls the makeshift Defenders into the deep end of the pool, but doesn’t do much to encourage them out.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Lee Garbett, David Meikis, John Lucas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 1st, 2011

Hellraiser #4

"Hellraiser" throws one too many elements into the mix, and the end result is a weaker issue than normal.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Artists:
Stephen Thompson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 1st, 2011

Secret Avengers #16

Warren Ellis and Jamie McKelvie take over "Secret Avengers" and make it a comic to be reckoned with in one single stroke.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, September 1st, 2011

The Sixth Gun #14

An inventive strategy for a guest artist results in a flashback giving the origin of the mysterious mummy, Asher Cobb.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 31st, 2011
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