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REVIEW: Christopher, Wendig & Johnson Make

REVIEW: Christopher, Wendig & Johnson Make "The Shield" #1 a Winner

Wed, October 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig and Drew Johnson's "The Shield" #1 is "a smart, fresh interpretation of a vintage concept given a new burst of energy."

ADV. REVIEW: Aaron & Guera Fill

ADV. REVIEW: Aaron & Guera Fill "The Goddamned" #1 with Savage Action

Tue, October 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera's "The Goddamned" #1 is "a nasty piece of work that owns what it is and is unafraid to explore the darker corners."

REVIEW: Hicks & Valero-O'Connell's

REVIEW: Hicks & Valero-O'Connell's "Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf" #1 Feels Natural

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's "Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf" #1 "is a fast read, but its emotional depth makes it memorable."

REVIEW: Jurgens & Weeks Deliver a Solid Introduction in

REVIEW: Jurgens & Weeks Deliver a Solid Introduction in "Superman: Lois and Clark" #1

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks' "Superman: Lois and Clark" #1 has "a viable concept... that has legs" in this debut issue.

REVIEW: Latour & Rodriguez Bring Back the Fun in

REVIEW: Latour & Rodriguez Bring Back the Fun in "Spider-Gwen" #1

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez's return to Gwen Stacy in "Spider-Gwen" #1 is "lighthearted with some sinister undertones."

ADV. REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque's

ADV. REVIEW: Millar & Albuquerque's "Huck" #1 Wears Its Heart on Its Sleeve

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #1 "is an earnest tale with heart... the character leaves fans wanting more when the issue concludes."

ADV. REVIEW: Keatinge & Barber's

ADV. REVIEW: Keatinge & Barber's "Ringside" #1 Welcomes All Readers to the Ring

Mon, October 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Keating and Barber's "Ringside" #1 sells its compelling hook with "uniquely defined" characters and "simple, yet distinctive" artwork.

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarsky Make

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarsky Make "Sex Criminals" #13 Another Winner

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #13 "is as exciting as it is adept at probing the insides of our newest character."

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REVIEW: "Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire" #3 is Epic

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto and Angel Unzueta's "Journey To The Force Awakens: Star Wars - Shattered Empire" #3 is "worthy of the franchise banner."

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REVIEW: "Batman and Robin Eternal" #2 Continues the Fast-Paced Fun

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Paul Pelletier's "Batman and Robin Eternal" #2 has "all the best parts of the Bat Universe."

5-STAR REVIEW: Landis & Dragotta Create a Delightful Tale in

5-STAR REVIEW: Landis & Dragotta Create a Delightful Tale in "Superman: American Alien" #1

Fri, October 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Max Landis and Nick Dragotta "deliver one of the most approachable and heartwarming reimaginings of young Clark Kent" in "Superman: American Alien" #1.

5-STAR REVIEW: Hernandez & Cooke Make

5-STAR REVIEW: Hernandez & Cooke Make "The Twilight Children" #1 Phenomenal

Thu, October 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #1 "is intriguing and spooky, but -- more importantly -- it's impeccably crafted."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Continue to Surprise in

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Continue to Surprise in "Batman" #45

Wed, October 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

In "Batman" #45, Scott Snyder "demonstrates Gordon's ingenuity" and Greg Capullo displays his "own spectacular flair."

5-STAR REVIEW: Aaron & Immonen Make

5-STAR REVIEW: Aaron & Immonen Make "Star Wars" #10 a Must Read

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen have found a storytelling pace that shows off the flexibility in the franchise" in "Star Wars" #10.

REVIEW: Hickman & Ribic Continue to Impress in

REVIEW: Hickman & Ribic Continue to Impress in "Secret Wars" #6

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #6 is "an impressively structured event that still manages to hold onto its many, many threads."

REVIEW: Vaughan & Chiang are a Dream Team Combination in

REVIEW: Vaughan & Chiang are a Dream Team Combination in "Paper Girls" #1

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Brian K. Vaughan "writes natural-feeling, easily flowing rhythms of speech" and "Cliff Chiang's linework is... very expressive" in "Paper Girls" #1.

REVIEW: King & Bagenda Create a Powerful Climax in

REVIEW: King & Bagenda Create a Powerful Climax in "The Omega Men" #5

Mon, October 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" #5 is "not just as good as you've been told, it's even better" in issue #5.

REVIEW: Slott, Camuncoli & More Pack

REVIEW: Slott, Camuncoli & More Pack "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 with Variety

Thu, October 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

With a lead story by Dan Slott & Giuseppe Camuncoli, and a number of back-ups, "Amazing Spider-Man" #1 will "satisfy practically every Spider-fan."

REVIEW: Snyder, Tynion & Daniel's

REVIEW: Snyder, Tynion & Daniel's "Batman and Robin Eternal" #1 is Off to a Strong Start

Wed, October 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Tony Daniel's "Batman and Robin Eternal" #1 "is full of so many possibilities it feels like anything can happen."

REVIEW: Bendis & Marquez's

REVIEW: Bendis & Marquez's "Invincible Iron Man" #1 is an Attractive & Impressive Debut

Wed, October 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Invincible Iron Man" #1 "stays true to Stark's nature while providing a bit of evolution for the character."

5-STAR REVIEW: Aaron & Bachalo Introduce a Bold New Era in

5-STAR REVIEW: Aaron & Bachalo Introduce a Bold New Era in "Doctor Strange" #1

Wed, October 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo and an unseen, scarily-powerful menace make 'Doctor Strange' #1 a perfect launching point for a bold new era."

REVIEW: Carey & Perkins Deliver a Genuinely Gripping Horror Story in

REVIEW: Carey & Perkins Deliver a Genuinely Gripping Horror Story in "Rowans Ruin" #1

Wed, October 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mike Carey and Mike Perkins' "Rowans Ruin" #1 "is a rare combination of great characterization and heart-stopping horror."

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REVIEW: "All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One" #1 is a Worthwhile Read

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Featuring work from Gerry Conway, Ron Garney and more, "All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One" #1 "is a good way to get a feel for Marvel's new books."

5-STAR REVIEW: Zdarsky & Henderson Make

5-STAR REVIEW: Zdarsky & Henderson Make "Jughead" #1 Another Great Debut for Archie Comics

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderon's "Jughead" #1 is "the type of fun, stylish and relatable issue that opens the medium up to first-time comic readers."

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REVIEW: "Avengers" #0 Offers a Strong Sampling of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe

Tue, October 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Avengers" #0 "gives readers more than enough to make informed opinions on the upcoming half-dozen related titles."

REVIEW: Waid & Shaner Make

REVIEW: Waid & Shaner Make "S.H.I.E.L.D." #10 a Must-Read for Howard the Duck Fans

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Mark Waid and Evan Shaner "give readers a comic that isn't afraid to be both silly and serious" in "S.H.I.E.L.D." #10.

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REVIEW: "Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Annual" #1 is as Smart as It is Joyful

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"Clever and cute, 'Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Annual' #1 is a fine intermission between arcs."

ADVANCED REVIEW: Stjepan Sejic's

ADVANCED REVIEW: Stjepan Sejic's "Switch" #1 is Ambitious & Energetic

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Despite a few bumps in the road, Stjepan Sejic's "Switch" #1 "does a nice job presenting the world for newer readers."

REVIEW: Waid & Staples Make

REVIEW: Waid & Staples Make "Archie" #3 Delightful & Fresh

Mon, October 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

"The new 'Archie' continues live up to the hype" in Mark Waid and Fiona Staples' "Archie" #3.

REVIEW: Loeb & Sale's

REVIEW: Loeb & Sale's "Captain America: White" #2 is Intricately Crafted

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's "Captain America: White" "sticks to its strengths in issue #2.. an excellent read."

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok's

REVIEW: Johns & Fabok's "Justice League" #44 Feels Epic

Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's "Justice League" #44 "strings readers along with teases and hints early on but delivers a game-changing conclusion."

REVIEW: Snyder & Albuquerque's

REVIEW: Snyder & Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #10 is Addictive

Thu, October 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #10 "ramps up the intensity and teases readers for what's to come."

5-STAR REVIEW: Bá & Moon's

5-STAR REVIEW: Bá & Moon's "Two Brothers" Bursts with Passion

Thu, October 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá "may have just created the best work of their career" with Dark Horse Comics' "Two Brothers."

5-STAR REVIEW: Gaiman & Williams'

5-STAR REVIEW: Gaiman & Williams' "The Sandman: Overture" #6 is Exquisite

Wed, September 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III's "The Sandman: Overture" #6 "is a celebration of the series... as well as a thoroughly enjoyable new chapter."

REVIEW: Dysart & Kano Craft a Grand Experience in

REVIEW: Dysart & Kano Craft a Grand Experience in "Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger" #1

Wed, September 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Joshua Dysart and Kano's "Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger" #1 "is an artistic and literary masterpiece."

REVIEW: Stevenson & Greene Create a Fun, Engrossing Read in

REVIEW: Stevenson & Greene Create a Fun, Engrossing Read in "Runaways" #4

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

"The relationships between the characters drive the energy of the story" in Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Green's "Runaways" #4.

REVIEW: Venditti, Gill & Braithwaite Make

REVIEW: Venditti, Gill & Braithwaite Make "Book of Death" #3 Grossly Entertaining

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

Robert Venditti, Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite "team up for some equally beautiful and disturbing imagery" in "Book of Death" #3.

5-STAR REVIEW: Aaron & Del Mundo's

5-STAR REVIEW: Aaron & Del Mundo's "Weirdworld" #4 is "Unpredictably Brilliant"

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

Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo's "Weirdworld" #4 "is nothing short of comic book perfection."

REVIEW: Gage & Isaacs Make

REVIEW: Gage & Isaacs Make "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #19 Fantastic

Fri, September 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #19 "is a high point for 'Buffy' as a whole, comics or otherwise. "

REVIEW: Palahniuk & Stewart Escalate the Mind Games in

REVIEW: Palahniuk & Stewart Escalate the Mind Games in "Fight Club 2" #5

Thu, September 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's "Fight Club 2" #5 "is the issue that amps up an already engaging and complex story."

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