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Daredevil #6

The Bruiser earns his name and yet the Scarlet Swashbuckler shows his complete diversity of talent.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, December 3rd, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

"T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" returns, with a story barely about the actual agents. Great for returning readers, not so much for new readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 1st, 2011

Thunderbolts #166

The Thunderbolts are traipsing through the 1800s looking for Mr. Hyde and Satana. Jack the Ripper factors into this story. Coincidence?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, December 1st, 2011

Super Dinosaur #6

Super Dinosaur underwater fighting the sinister forces of Squidious. Yeah. It’s as fun as it sounds.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Jason Howard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, December 1st, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #2

The X-Men confront Sinister as he reveals his plans (at some length.)

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Jorge Molina, Rodney Buchemi, Cam Smith, Roger Bonet, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Thu, December 1st, 2011

Red Skull #5

While the Red Skull doesn’t truly appear in this issue, the combination of solid story and magnificent Red Skull cover makes up for that.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Mirko Colak
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, December 1st, 2011

Star Wars: Dark Times -- Out of the Wilderness #3

Odd aliens, Jedi, Darth Vader, and stunning art. What more do you really want in a “Star Wars” comic?

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Randy Stradley
Artists:
Douglas Wheatley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, December 1st, 2011

Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1

Flash….ah-aahhhhh…he’ll not do very much in this comic that both under-uses the character and yet sets up the world for something fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Alex Ross
Artists:
Daniel Indro, Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, December 1st, 2011

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0

A new cartoon starring a DC Comics brand naturally means a new comic from DC for all ages.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani
Artists:
Dario Brizuela
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 30th, 2011

Spaceman #2

“Spaceman” finds some direct purpose even while letting the plot threads spread a little further.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, November 30th, 2011

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #3

David Petersen's "Mouse Guard" continues to enthrall, issue after issue.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
David Petersen
Artists:
David Petersen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 30th, 2011

Savage Dragon #176

A nice done-in-one issue that would be a good introduction to new readers.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Erik Larsen
Artists:
Erik Larsen
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Wed, November 30th, 2011

Near Death #3

“Near Death” gets closer to fulfilling the promise of the series, but trips up on an ending that feels too simple.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jay Faerber
Artists:
Simone Guglielmini
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Wed, November 30th, 2011

FF #12

"FF" continues on after "Fantastic Four" returns, but the art choice is sabotaging the story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Juan Bobillo, Marcelo Sosa
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 30th, 2011

Astonishing X-Men #44

Storm drags Cyclops away on a mission, before things – not least her relationship with Scott - take a strange turn.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, November 28th, 2011

Wolverine & The X-Men #2

Wolverine and the X-Men come under attack from the Hellfire Club.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jamie Mendoza
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, November 28th, 2011

Superman #3

The present day adventures of Superman continue as the Man of Steel fights a menace he can’t see!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
George Pérez
Artists:
George Pérez, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, November 28th, 2011

Avengers Origins: The Scarlet With & Quicksilver #1

“Avengers Origins” continues with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. You’d be better off buying an old Essentials.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Mirco Pierfederici
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, November 28th, 2011

The Flash #3

The Flash deals with a massive power outage that has put Central City and the surrounding areas into the dark ages, while also tracking down his friend Manny and his many apparent clones.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, November 27th, 2011

The Unwritten #31.5

The history of the cabal begins here with three stories spanning from 221 B.C to 1898.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross, Michael William Kaluta, Rick Geary, Bryan Talbot
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, November 27th, 2011

Ultimate Hawkeye #4

Meet the newest additions to the Ultimate Universe: the Celestials and Eternals!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, November 27th, 2011

Secret Avengers #19

A trip to Eastern Europe means superpowered criminals, suave spy Moon Knight, and Steve Rogers getting into street fights. Oh, and a damn good comic book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, Brian Thies
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, November 26th, 2011

The Mighty Thor #8

Who is this ‘Thor?’ Doesn’t Marvel mean “The Mighty Tanarus” #8?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Pasqual Ferry
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, November 26th, 2011

Scalped #54

Poetic violence tarnishes the landscape, and as the sun sets you just don’t know how dark night will be.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, November 26th, 2011

Alpha Flight #6

It's a shame "Alpha Flight" is back to being a limited series, because this is thoroughly entertaining.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Dale Eaglesham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 25th, 2011

The Fury of Firestorm: the Nuclear Men #3

Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch unleash the Fury of Firestorm in this issue. Helix is there to meet them and things explode.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 25th, 2011

Comic Book Comics #6

A history of comics complete with legalese, a perspective outside the U.S., funny pictures, and a lot of knowledge.

Publisher:
Evil Twin Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Ryan Dunlavey
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, November 25th, 2011

Iron Man #510

Released from the shadow of "Fear Itself," this series gets a jumpstart with some convincing villains.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 24th, 2011

Fantastic Four #600

“FF” no more, this title reverts to its original numbering and name as Marvel gives us the return of the “Fantastic Four.” Sort of.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Steve Epting, Rick Magyar, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Ming Doyle, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Farel Dalrymple
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 24th, 2011

The Shade #2

The Shade steps out of the shadows and picks up the pieces from the end of the last issue. Now he wants some answers.  

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Dark Horse Presents #6

There's a lot to love about the latest "Dark Horse Presents" to more than cover for an occasional misstep.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan, Carla Speed McNeil, Filipe Melo, Evan Dorkin, Fabio Moon, Neal Adams, Steve Niles, Robert Love, David Walker, Howard Chaykin, Andi Watson
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse, Carla Speed McNeil, Juan Cavia, Jill Thompson, Fabio Moon, Neal Adams, Christopher Mitten, Robert Love, Howard Chaykin, Andi Watson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Justice League Dark #3

"Justice League Dark" is in the dreaded "middle issue" phase, which is still good, just not as great as the first two.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Teen Titans #3

"Teen Titans" is aiming for that most essential element that was missing out of some recent incarnations of the title: fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Batman: The Dark Knight #3

"Batman: The Dark Knight" is coming across as a poor man's "Hush."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins, David Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Aquaman #3

"Aquaman" continues to be fun, but it feels like it's over in the blink of an eye.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Usagi Yojimbo #142

How about a little rabbit for your pre- Thanksgiving dinner?

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Invincible #85

“Invincible” offers a spot for folks to come in and take a look. Try it out and have some fun while doing that.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Cory Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

Incorruptible #24

Max just solved one problem and the whack-a- mole scramble to control the after-effects become just as annoying for him.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, November 23rd, 2011

iZombie #19

"iZombie" is about as dependable as they come, which is a good thing.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 21st, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws #3

See the most cherished memories of the Red Hood, Arsenal, and Starfire. They’re pretty messed up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, November 21st, 2011
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