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Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1

Unfortunately, the exciting scene on the cover has nothing to do with the contents of this comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Eddie Nunez, Don Ho
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1

Where's Bart Allen? As it turns out, right where he should be.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Oliver Nome, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Flashpoint: Reverse-Flash #1

What at first seems unremarkable may actually have an important plot point for "Flashpoint" buried inside of it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Joel Gomez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Dark Horse Presents #2

Bit by bit, "Dark Horse Presents" is finding its new voice.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Chadwick, Robert Love, David Walker, Neal Adams, Carla Speed McNeil, Howard Chaykin, Michael T. Gilbert, Patrick Alexander, Chuck Brown, Richard Corben, David Chelsea
Artists:
Paul Chadwick, Robert Love, Neal Adams, Carla Speed McNeil, Howard Chaykin, Michael T. Gilbert, Patrick Alexander, Sanford Greene, Richard Corben, David Chelsea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Planet Of The Apes #3

Apes. Zeppelins. Gatling guns. Stir, shake, and serve cold as ice.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Daryl Gregory
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, June 22nd, 2011

Snarked #0

If you buy this for a kid they will love you for eternity (or at least until the next issue comes out).

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Tue, June 21st, 2011

Witch Doctor #1

“Your soul isn’t this immortal car your personality drives around – it’s your spiritual immune system! It’s what keeps magic pathogens from getting into you!”

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Seifert
Artists:
Lukas Ketner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, June 21st, 2011

X-Factor #221

Rahne and her child become the victim of mystical forces, while Shatterstar attempts to save them both.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Dennis Calero
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 20th, 2011

Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths #1

“Stop it you imbecile! That’s Godzilla. You cannot hurt him with guns, but you might succeed in annoying him.”

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 20th, 2011

Generation Hope #8

Teon’s family come to get their son back, while the team defends their actions.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, June 19th, 2011

Avengers Academy #15

The students fight Nazis in Washington, D.C. and that sounds a lot cooler than it reads.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 19th, 2011

DC Universe Online Legends #10

“Was fighting your crazy villains more important than saving hundreds of people? So now you pick and choose who and what to save?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Howard Porter, Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, June 19th, 2011

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1

The biggest difference in the “Flashpoint” reality? Comics don’t need plots apparently.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 19th, 2011

Daken: Dark Wolverine #10

You know when drugs and gay sex in Los Angeles was edgy? 1985. Go read “Less than Zero” if you’re interested.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni, Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, June 18th, 2011

Avengers #14

The Red Hulk fights an evil, hammer-wielding Thing. And John Romita, Jr. draws it. What else do you need to know?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #538

The X-Men handily defeat Krunn on Utopia and everything’s okay to a somewhat ridiculous degree. Most importantly, Kitty finally escapes her silly astronaut helmet.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Hellblazer #280

"Hellblazer" delights in faking out its audience, and its audience delights in being faked out.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Gael Bertrand
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1

Cornball dialogue goes a long way towards killing reader enthusiasm here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 17th, 2011

Supergirl #65

Supergirl goes undercover for Lois Lane to investigate the disappearance of a handful of college students. Starman guest stars brilliantly and all too briefly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
CrissCross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Conan: Island Of No Return #1

All your favorite Conan tropes assembled in one story that will not be your favorite.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Bart Sears
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Captain America Corps #1

“I can barely follow his story. . . multiverse this and chronal resonances that. . .”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Stern
Artists:
Philippe Briones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #14

Wrap it up!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman And The Furies #1

A young Diana and Arthur (Aquaman) meet and don’t fall in love but decide to get married in the grand tradition of making unions between powerful nations, much to the chagrin of their respective peoples.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Scott Clark, Dave Beatty
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 16th, 2011

Batgirl #22

This is just another reason to miss Bryan Q. Miller's take on "Batgirl," come September.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Hulk #35

"Planet Red Hulk" wraps up with an ending that I suspect few will see coming.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Batman #711

As an example of Daniel's "Batman" run, this is not the one to look at.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Daniel
Artists:
Steve Scott, Ryan Winn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Kirby: Genesis #1

We get LaBeouf and Fox Lite, while shimmering projections of what Kirby should not be slide through an entire issue where nothing actually happens.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jack Herbert, Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Samurai's Blood #1

"Samurai's Blood" is a pretty comic, but one that relies a bit too much on samurai cliché.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Owen Wiseman
Artists:
Nam Kim, Matthew Dalton, Jessica Kholinne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1

“Aquaman sinks half of Europe and he’s considered to be the most dangerous being on the planet. I slaughter half of Africa and most people don’t even know my name.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Ig Guara, Ruy José
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Abin Sur #1

“The human stays to fight? When clearly so outmatched. How foolish. Typical human.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Green
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Tony Shasteen, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Orbit: Stephen King #1

The life of a great writer in a book not well written; ooh, sweet irony.

Publisher:
Blue Water Comics
Writer:
Michael Lent, Brian McCarthy
Artists:
Kent Hurlburt
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, June 15th, 2011

Alpha Flight #1

Canada’s superhero team is back and Canadians want to know... why?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 13th, 2011

Punishermax #14

Who knew a Punisher comic could be about emotions so much?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 12th, 2011

Annihilators #4

This books sure is pretty. Too bad the writing doesn’t match up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim, Tara Butters
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat, Victory Olazaba, Timothy Green II
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 12th, 2011

The Iron Age: Alpha #1

Tony Stark meets The Phantom (not that one), an old villain intent on destroying the world, and one surprisingly adept at it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, June 12th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #1

Scott Snyder shows us the other side of his epic “American Vampire” world, with an excellent story about Felicia Book and the V.M.S., which hunt vampires.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, June 12th, 2011

Morning Glories #10

A peek inside Jade’s mind and dreams raises yet more questions and precious few answers.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, June 12th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #250

A new team of X-Men assemble to take down Legion’s errant personalities.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Steve Kurth, Tom Palmer, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, June 12th, 2011

Mystery Men #1

Title aside, this is a mixture of a lot of different good comics, and it works.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 10th, 2011

The Unwritten #26

Be careful what you're bidding for in an author's estate sale.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 10th, 2011
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