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The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1910

"League" continues to evolve and grow in different directions, working hard now at becoming a catalog of twentieth century literature.

Publisher:
Top Shelf
Writer:
Alan Moore
Artists:
Kevin O'Neill
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Thu, May 21st, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #1

Why bother with superheroics when you can dress up, look cool, get drunk, and dance? Right? Then why is the Super Young Team so unhappy with that lifestyle and why can’t they leave their new satellite headquarters?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
ChrisCross, Rob Stull, Mick Gray, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 20th, 2009

Captain America #50

Bucky celebrates his birthday the only way he knows how -- fighting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Luke Ross, Rick Magyar, Marcos Martin, Fred Hembeck
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, May 20th, 2009

Herogasm #1

Superheroes of the world unite for the yearly crossover event! Hookers! Drugs! Fake alien invasions! Herogasm!

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea, Keith Burns
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 20th, 2009

Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Romulans #1

“Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Romulans” is a decent comic, but provides little new information for longtime fans and maybe not enough for new readers.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Ian Edgington
Artists:
Wagner Reis
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 20th, 2009

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #6

"The Umbrella Academy: Dallas" wraps up with a bang—both literal and metaphorical—and with interesting changes for the team.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gerard Way
Artists:
Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Hulk #12

"Hulk" dishes up more dumb fun, but having the other Defenders in the mix with the Red Hulk somehow makes it more entertaining than normal.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Fantastic Four #566

An entire issue devoted to the coming of Doom’s master. The tension is high, but the content is lacking.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Cam Smith, Andrew Currie
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Homecoming #3

Visually distinct from the two issues prior, this issue of "Mercy Thompson" is definitely carrying on the story those earlier issues started.

Publisher:
Dabel Brothers Publishing
Writer:
Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence
Artists:
Amelia Woo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, May 19th, 2009

The Incredibles: Family Matters #2

"You're just not super anymore." Those words are sure to haunt the nightmares of any super hero. In this case, they're spoken to Mr. Incredible.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Captain Britain and MI-13 #13

Captain Britain and MI-13 are dealt a definitive blow by Dracula and his cohorts.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Adrian Syaf, Leonard Kirk, Craig Yeung, Jay Leisten,
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1

A new team of Young Avengers emerges, but are they are heroic as they think?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Mark Brooks
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Tue, May 19th, 2009

The Walking Dead #61

"The Walking Dead" is a hard book to both read and recommend. It is uncompromising, and in some ways almost ludicrously uncompromising.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Agents of Atlas #5

The big fight between the New Avengers and the Agents of Atlas, and it's a good-looking one.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #510

Fraction and Land give us an attack on the new X-base, and it's all chaos and evil smiles.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Tue, May 19th, 2009

Booster Gold #20

"Booster Gold" seems determined to shed more sales figures with a dull and slightly pointless fill-in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Pat Olliffe, Norm Rapmund, Dan Jurgens, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, May 17th, 2009

House of Mystery #13

"House of Mystery" takes a brief detour to its old horror anthology roots, and while it's entertaining enough, regular readers of the new "House of Mystery" might be slightly frustrated.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Neil Adams, Ralph Reese, Eric Powell, Sergio Aragones, Josh Adams
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, May 17th, 2009

Green Lantern Corps #36

Have you heard the phrase about everything hitting the fan? That's a good way to describe the latest issue of "Green Lantern Corps."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Rebecca Buchman, Prentis Rollins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, May 17th, 2009

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #1

The Avengers franchise expands yet again, this time to allow "Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers" a chance to shine as an all ages tour de force.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos
Artists:
Ig Guara, Colleen Coover
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, May 17th, 2009

Black Panther #4

Four issues in and the "new" Black Panther still has not pulled on the cowl. We do, however, get treated to some jungle action featuring Man-Ape. Thanks Marvel.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Reginald Hudlin
Artists:
Ken Lashley, Paul Neary
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, May 17th, 2009

Super Human Resources #4

"Super Human Resources" wraps up its brief run with this issue. "Whatevs. A ninja's gotta have shoes."

Publisher:
Ape Entertainment
Writer:
Ken Marcus
Artists:
Justin Bleep
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, May 17th, 2009

Secret Warriors #4

Hickman sets the stage for a massive showdown next issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, May 16th, 2009

Dark Reign: Hawkeye #2

This delightfully brutal series takes a bizarre turn at the end, but perhaps not for the best.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Sat, May 16th, 2009

I Kill Giants

A charming/weird/moving/disturbing/fun/sad trade paperback from Joe Kelly and Ken Nimura.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
JM Ken Nimura
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, May 15th, 2009

Super Zombies #3

Can you go wrong with superheroes plus zombies? Yes. Yes, you can.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim, Vince Gonzales
Artists:
Mel Rubi
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Fri, May 15th, 2009

Young Liars #15

Danny tries to get the old gang back together, revealing that maybe not everyone died. Or maybe they did and he’s just crazy. Or maybe they didn’t and he’s still just crazy. Who knows?

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, May 14th, 2009

Titans #13

This issue is just another stone thrown at the Titans franchise trying to topple it. The Titans deserve better.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Angel Unzueta, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 14th, 2009

Superman: World of New Krypton #3

Superman, no longer super, tries to quell a riot and free some hostages while depowered among thousands of newly-empowered Kryptonians.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 14th, 2009

Fusion #1

Unique. Singular. Like a snowflake. That's how this story starts out, hoping to fulfill its own prophecy. With some of the most popular characters from Top Cow and Marvel coming together, this story has potential.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Sal Regla, Rick Basaldua, Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 14th, 2009

Battle for the Cowl: The Network #1

"Battle for the Cowl: The Network" seems to have a better idea than most on what "Battle for the Cowl" should be like, but the conclusion of this one-shot seems a little too simple.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Don Kramer, J. Calafiore, Mark McKenna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 13th, 2009

New Mutants #1

The original New Mutants reunite in a new title! And it's not bad at all. . .

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Diogene Neves, Cam Smith, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, May 13th, 2009

R.E.B.E.L.S. #4

Have you heard about " R.E.B.E.L.S."? Me too. So I decided to check it out.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, May 13th, 2009

Strange Adventures #3

So, is Synnar the Weird or is the Weird Synnar? And what happened to the Lady Styx growing out of a woman’s head last issue?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Al Milgrom, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 13th, 2009

Wolverine #73

Two stories feature looks into different aspects of Wolverine's life, producing two entertaining and strong stories that might draw in some of the movie viewers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron, Daniel Way
Artists:
Adam Kubert, Mark Farmer, Tommy Lee Edwards
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Wed, May 13th, 2009

The Unwritten #1

An incredibly strong debut that will only set you back a buck. Buy this comic!

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 13th, 2009

The Man with No Name #10

While the writing is passable, the art simply can’t match Sergio Leone’s visual masterpieces that so define these characters and their world.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Luke Lieberman, Matt Wolpert
Artists:
Diego Bernard
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, May 13th, 2009

Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #1

Ivan Brandon and Marco Rudy present a haunting wonderland for Nemesis.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Marco Rudy, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
Wed, May 13th, 2009

Unknown #1

The quest to solve the ultimate mystery of what happens after we die begins here with a solid first issue that emphasizes character.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Minck Oosterveer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Tue, May 12th, 2009

Astro City: The Dark Age: Book Three #1

As "Astro City: The Dark Age" returns, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson gently bring the reader back up to speed before all hell breaks loose.

Publisher:
Wildstorm
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, May 12th, 2009

War of Kings #3

The tide appears set to turn in this issue, as the Inhumans and Kree realize the sheer numbers stacked against them. Complicating matters further is the revelation of a turncoat, casting lots with a most unexpected ally.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, May 12th, 2009
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