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Adam Hughes Channels "Saved By The Bell" in Archie's "Betty & Veronica" #1

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

The acclaimed writer/artist travels to Riverdale for "Betty & Veronica" #1 and brings with him a little bit of Bayside attitude.

"The Hellblazer: Rebirth" Harkens Back to John Constantine's Jamie Delano Era

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Simon Oliver and Moritat's "Hellblazer: Rebirth" #1 is the most deliberate and successful attempt to evoke the spirit of the original "Hellblazer" series.

"Justice League" Is Your Summer Disaster Blockbuster, in Comic Book Form

Fri, July 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Bryan Hitch, Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea's "Justice League" #1 feels like an epic feel like a summer movie transformed into a print event.

Here's Why

Here's Why "The Vision" Has Become the "Breaking Bad" of Marvel Comics

Fri, July 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

In "The Vision" #9, Victor must deal with the fallout of Vin's shocking discovery, and it goes as badly as you'd expect.

"Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth" #1 Restores the Status Quo with Dazzling Artwork

Thu, July 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Not a lot happens in "Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth" #1, but it's so cosmically cool readers won't care.

"Nightwing: Rebirth" Ties Up Loose Ends, Keeps Elements That Worked

Wed, July 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Book Reviews

Tim Seeley & Yanick Paquette build on past glories, celebrating pre-Flashpoint aspects of the character while setting the stage for all-new challenges and foes.

DC's

DC's "The Flintstones" Is a Surprisingly Dark -- and Honest -- Satire

Sat, July 9th, 2016 | Category: TV, Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The Flintstones" #1 is a postmodern look at the Modern Stone Age Family that's a must-read for old fans and newcomers alike.

"Aquaman" #2 is Totally Different Than #1 - And Here's Why That's a Good Thing

Thu, July 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher's "Aquaman" #2 goes down a far more interesting road than its first issue.

Here's How

Here's How "Justice League: Rebirth" #1 Succeeded Where Other One-Shots Fail

Wed, July 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Bryan Hitch's "Justice League: Rebirth" #1 finds a balance between existing as part of the DC Universe and telling its own independent story.

REVIEW: Fletcher & Wu Make

REVIEW: Fletcher & Wu Make "Black Canary" #7 Sing with Fun, Inventive Layouts

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu tell a story that uses the visual language of comics with great success" in "Black Canary" #7.

REVIEW: Waid & Asrar Bring Fun New Dynamics to

REVIEW: Waid & Asrar Bring Fun New Dynamics to "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4

Thu, January 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's Avengers team "is still recognizable and just as fun" in "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4.

REVIEW: Houser, Portela & Sauvage's

REVIEW: Houser, Portela & Sauvage's "Faith" #1 Truly Shines

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jody Houser, Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage's "Faith" #1 "is the charming continuation of a character who definitely deserved her own series."

REVIEW: Spurrier & Kelly Let Slip a Bold New World in

REVIEW: Spurrier & Kelly Let Slip a Bold New World in "Cry Havoc" #1

Mon, January 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Simon Spurrier and Ryan Kelly's "Cry Havoc" #1 features "a brilliant coloring scheme, vigorous art and memorable, layered characters."

REVIEW: Fazekas, Butters & Anka Take

REVIEW: Fazekas, Butters & Anka Take "Captain Marvel" Higher & Further Than Ever Before

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The Carol Corps will find their hero the same and even better" in Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Kris Anka's "Captain Marvel" #1.

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Trigger an Explosive Confrontation in

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Trigger an Explosive Confrontation in "Batman" #48

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo's "Batman" #48 "takes the double-cliffhanger from last month... and makes both situations even tenser."

REVIEW: Ted McKeever's

REVIEW: Ted McKeever's "Pencil Head" #1 is Offbeat but Delightfully Satiric

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

McKeever "takes the odd characters from his world and turns them into strange and often hilarious caricatures" in "Pencil Head" #1.

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Fill

REVIEW: Slott & Allred Fill "Silver Surfer" #1 with Joy & Creativity

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The second volume of Dan Slott and Mike Allred's 'Silver Surfer' looks to be just as colorful, creative and warm-hearted as the first."

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's

REVIEW: Ellis & Shalvey's "Injection" #6 is Undeniably a Blast to Read

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "world building blithely demands the reader eat and run at the same time" in "Injection" #6.

REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque Keep

REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque Keep "Huck" #3 Upbeat & Cheerful

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #3 "is another charming issue... [with] art that quietly steals the show."

REVIEW: Kirkman & Adlard's

REVIEW: Kirkman & Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #150 Plays to the Series' Strengths

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard "create a dramatic and life-changing comic at a relatively small scale" in "The Walking Dead" #150.

REVIEW: Hopeless & Bagley Put the Fun Back in

REVIEW: Hopeless & Bagley Put the Fun Back in "All-New X-Men" #3

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley's "All-New X-Men" #3 "is a pleasant reminder that the X-Men don't have to be about revolutions and genocidal agendas."

REVIEW: Aaron & Dauterman's

REVIEW: Aaron & Dauterman's "The Mighty Thor" #3 Delivers Beautiful Suspense

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's "Mighty Thor" #3 "is indeed all-new and all-different, but the beautiful and intense storytelling is the same."

REVIEW: Landis & Jones Bring the Party in

REVIEW: Landis & Jones Bring the Party in "Superman: American Alien" #3

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Max Landis and Joelle Jones' "Superman: American Alien" #3 "is a perfect example of everything that a relaunch should give its readers."

REVIEW: De Liz's

REVIEW: De Liz's "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1 is Off to a Charming Start

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Renae De Liz and Ray Dillion breathe new life into an old tale with 'The Legend of Wonder Woman' #1."

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" #0 is a Fun Grab Bag with Lots of Potential

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"If you grew up with the show, then Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya's 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' #0 is worth a pickup."

REVIEW: Hickman & Ribic Conclude

REVIEW: Hickman & Ribic Conclude "Secret Wars" #9 with an Epic Finale

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jonathan Hickmand and Esad Ribic "wrap up the cosmos-crossing epic... with a surprisingly human but ultimately fitting showdown" in "Secret Wars" #9.

REVIEW: DeConnick & Soma's

REVIEW: DeConnick & Soma's "Bitch Planet" #6 is a Smart, Moving Issue

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Taki Soma's "Bitch Planet" #6 "is another excellent installment in an awesomely angry series."

REVIEW: Waid & Fish Achieve Bittersweet Profundity in

REVIEW: Waid & Fish Achieve Bittersweet Profundity in "Archie" #5

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Veronica Fish and Mark Waid's creative teamwork is exceptionally concise and eloquent" in "Archie" #5.

REVIEW: Menace Lurks on All Sides in Vaughan & Chiang's Charming

REVIEW: Menace Lurks on All Sides in Vaughan & Chiang's Charming "Paper Girls" #4

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #4, "there's a level of skepticism and wariness that feels refreshing and real."

REVIEW: Wein & Jones Fill

REVIEW: Wein & Jones Fill "Swamp Thing" #1 with Straightforward Suspense & Horror

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Len Wein and Kelley Jones "take a simple approach to introduce a conflict which fits right in with the character's classic vibe" in "Swamp Thing" #1.

REVIEW: Aaron & Bachalo's

REVIEW: Aaron & Bachalo's "Doctor Strange" #4 Finds the Perfect Metaphor for Magic

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo find "a good approach that keeps things appropriately weird but don't lose sight of its menace" in "Doctor Strange" #4.

REVIEW: King & Walta's Chilling

REVIEW: King & Walta's Chilling "The Vision" #3 is Wonderfully Twisted

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #3 is "brilliant in how well it still fits in with... the rest of Marvel's comics."

5-STAR REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips'

5-STAR REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "The Fade Out" #12 Ends Exactly as It Should

Thu, January 7th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

The conclusion of Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips' noir Hollywood mystery series "The Fade Out" will "hit you like a ton of bricks."

REVIEW: Bemis & Walsh's

REVIEW: Bemis & Walsh's "X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever" #1 Tells a Very Human Story

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Max Bemis and Michael Walsh's "X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever" #1 "is one of the better, if more offbeat, X-Men stories among the latest relaunch."

REVIEW: Kelly & McGuinness Establish a Fun Dynamic in

REVIEW: Kelly & McGuinness Establish a Fun Dynamic in "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #1

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness' "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #1 is "funny, action-packed and... accessible."

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #21 Has a Satisfying, Emotional Payoff

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Greg Rucka and Michael Lark save their biggest plot twist in 'Lazarus' #21 for the last scene, and it's a game changer."

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok Continue to Impress in

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok Continue to Impress in "Justice League" #47

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Geoff Johns finds a way to get in a few more character-focused moments, and Jason Fabok shows off his playful side" in "Justice League" #47.

REVIEW: Thompson & Howell's Touching

REVIEW: Thompson & Howell's Touching "Jem and the Holograms" #10

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell's "Jem and the Holograms" #10 "is another victory for a series far more enjoyable than one might have ever thought."

REVIEW: King, Bagenda & Guara's

REVIEW: King, Bagenda & Guara's "The Omega Men" #7 is Instantly Appealing

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda and Ig Guara's "The Omega Men" #7 "blows its competition out of the water."

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory Make

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory Make "Chew" Richer Than Ever Before in Issue #53

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #53 "maintains its happy zaniness and manic energy throughout."

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