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The Walking Dead #88

Carl is up and talking, but is Rick prepared to handle it? Things start to break apart in the shadows as Rick and crew rebuild their neighborhood.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Fables #108

"Fables" is back with a vengeance. Time for Bufkin the winged monkey, North Wind, and much more.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes #16

A sad combination of trite and predictable. Legion goes out in a rush, with the storytelling suffering for it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Daniel HDR, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Superboy #11

In "Superboy," don't expect every storyline to get wrapped up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #542

Uh oh. Nothing really does stop the Juggernaut. Kieron Gillen proves it.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Batman #713

"Batman" volume 1 wraps up with a truly generic comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Steve Scott, Daniel Sampere, Andrei Bressan, Walden Wong, Rich Perrotta, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Captain America #2

Captain America, Nick Fury, and Agent 13 investigate Code Name Bravo.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Flashpoint: The Outsider #3

As “Flashpoint” nears the finish line, the miniseries also draw to a close, or at least they end. Some of the action is “to be continued,” naturally.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Javier Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 17th, 2011

Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #3

More “Flashpoint” miniseries starting pointing back to the main series for the conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Rodney Buchemi, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 17th, 2011

X-Men #15.1

The X-Men investigate small-town demonic possession, and the new Ghost Rider intervenes.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 15th, 2011

Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #1

In the midst of Spider-Island, Cloak and Dagger have their own problems to face, both personal and professional.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Emma Rios
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 15th, 2011

The Red Wing #2

How does one fight a war through time? New pilot Dom Dorne struggles with that while his best friend excels.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Nick Pitarra
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, August 14th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #253

The team finally fights Styx and Endgame, Legion’s final two escaped personalities, and the results of that battle launch them into an entirely new adventure, several thousand light years away.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Khoi Pham, Tom Palmer, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, August 14th, 2011

New Mutants #29

Another excellent "Fear Itself" tie-in that doesn't require reading "Fear Itself."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
David Lafuente
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, August 13th, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #10

Colleen and the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents square off with the villainous Iron Maiden!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Dan McDaid, Mike Grell, Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, August 13th, 2011

Vengeance #2

Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta are doodling rude stuff in the margins of Marvel lore. And what pretty rude stuff they create.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, August 13th, 2011

DC Retroactive: JLA - the ‘80s #1

DC’s Retroactive line hits the 1980s, with big hair, breakdancers, and bad outfits. That’s right, the Motor City Justice League is back.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Ron Randall, Chuck Patton, Mike Machlan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 12th, 2011

Batman and Robin #26

Release all preconceptions of linear and decompressed; this is a "Where's Waldo?" art hunt that only those who view life as Sudoku will survive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Greg Tocchini, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, August 12th, 2011

Ghost Rider #2

Johnny Blaze hits the jungles of South America on his bike, looking for a little quality time with the new Ghost Rider.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 11th, 2011

Booster Gold #47

For the second time since "Crisis on Infinite Earths," Booster Gold's self-titled comic book series ends.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Rick Leonardi, Dan Jurgens, Don Ho, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 11th, 2011

DC Retroactive: Superman – The '80s #1

Marv Wolfman gets to predict the future, which is easy when you've already read it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Teen Titans #99

I'm not sure this issue existing as sheer padding to get to #100 could be more blatant.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Jose Luis, Greg Adams, J.P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #3

In which we get a non-conclusion to the story of Aquaman and Wonder Woman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Vicente Cifuentes, Diana Egea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Fear Itself #5

One Captain America has already fallen to Sin, the daughter of the Red Skull. Another takes the fight back to her as Thor battles a possessed Hulk and Thing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Amazing Spider-Man #667

The first part of "Spider-Island" opens here, with "The Amazing Spider-Manhattan." Spider- powers for (almost) everyone!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Carlos Cuevas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Hellboy: The Fury #3

The Mignola/Fegredo run on "Hellboy" comes to end with an earth-shattering kaboom.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #3

Does the end justify the means? The question becomes moot if you just don’t care.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Batgirl #24

An emotional but satisfying and inspiring ending to this good comic book that is departing far too soon.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Pere Pérez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Wed, August 10th, 2011

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #3

The other "American Vampire" story keeps going. This one follows Cash McCogan and Felicia Book on their mission as Vassals of the Morning Star.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 10th, 2011

Detective Comics #881

Everything comes to a head in Gotham as Dick and Gordon frantically search for Barbara, kidnapped by her brother James.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock, Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Tue, August 9th, 2011

Wolverine #13

Wolverine faces off against more of the members of the Red Right Hand.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 8th, 2011

Thunderbolts #161

The Thunderbolts regroup following their battle with Juggernaut to face a new threat.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, August 8th, 2011

Severed #1

Jack Garron runs away from a bright future to ride the rails, while another young boy discovers that a pleasant smile may hide something nasty.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft
Artists:
Attila Futaki
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, August 7th, 2011

S.H.I.E.L.D. #2

Two factions of Shield are at war, and the battle comes down to the inner secrets of the leaders: Leonardo da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, August 7th, 2011

DC Retroactive: The Flash – The '80s #1

Messner-Loebs is the Wally West writer that more people should remember.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Messner-Loebs
Artists:
Greg LaRocque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 5th, 2011

Scalped #51

The men of “Scalped” are not all going to survive. Some of them know this. The others love it.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, August 5th, 2011

Mystic #1

Two best friends in unfortunate circumstances have their lives forever changed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 5th, 2011

The Punisher #1

The Punisher returns by barely gracing his book on the page, but his skulled shadow looms heavy and long on this gorgeously disgusting world.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, August 5th, 2011

Ultimate Fallout #4

Haven't you heard there's a new Spider-Man in town? The rest of the issue is pretty good too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Salvador Larocca, Clayton Crain, Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 5th, 2011

X-23 #13

Laura and Gambit travel to Manhattan in search of a boy Laura spared years ago. After dropping Gambit off with an old friend, Laura teams up with Spider-Man to do some big city heroing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 5th, 2011
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