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Huntress #1

The Huntress heads to Italy to head off a deadly shipment headed for Gotham. Things don’t go as planned.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Marcus To, John Dell
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, October 6th, 2011

Batwing #2

Batwing continues to fight under the symbol of the Bat, even though he has a big gaping wound in his chest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 6th, 2011

Animal Man #2

Animal Man begins to discover that the Red might be much more than he ever thought it was.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Travel Foreman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 6th, 2011

The Walking Dead #89

The community tears itself in two as some original community members revolt against Rick and his friends

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, October 6th, 2011

Stormwatch #2

"Stormwatch" is starting to find its groove this issue, with undertones of Paul Cornell's late, lamented "Captain Britain and MI: 13."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda, Al Barrionuevo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 6th, 2011

Hawk & Dove #2

Enter Condor! No, seriously. This issue introduces Condor, because evidently all the characters in this title need to be bird-themed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Rob Liefeld, Adelso Corona
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 6th, 2011

Detective Comics #2

Batman comes face to skin-sewn-on-face with the Dollmaker. Scary.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Salvador Daniel
Artists:
Tony Salvador Daniel, Ryan Winn, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, October 5th, 2011

Action Comics #2

Superman is Lex Luthor’s lab rat. And Luthor likes to play rough. Uh oh.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Rags Morales, Brent Anderson, Rick Bryant
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, October 5th, 2011

Casanova: Avaritia #2

Casanova killed Luther Desmond Diamond. Then, he kills Luther Desmond Diamond. Then, he kills Luther Desmond Diamond. Then, he kills Luther Desmond Diamond. Then, he kills Luther Desmond Diamond. Well, you get the picture.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Gabriel Bá
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, October 5th, 2011

Static Shock #2

"Static Shock" is quickly settling down to a solid, middle-of-the-road comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott McDaniel, John Rozum
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 5th, 2011

Justice League International #2

Full of clichés, "Justice League International" doesn't come close to its namesake, alas.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 5th, 2011

Red Lanterns #2

Peter Milligan takes his time setting up the "Red Lanterns" status quo, but this is going to shed readers quickly if it doesn't get moving.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Ed Benes, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 5th, 2011

Snarked #1

"Snarked" is off to a pleasant start, and the set- up for what's to come is strong.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 5th, 2011

X-Men: Schism #5

“Schism” comes to a close as Cyclops and Wolverine’s conflict comes to a head.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Adam Kubert, Mark Roslan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, October 5th, 2011

The Boys #59

You will not forget the way Butcher ends this issue. A defining moment for the book and character.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, October 5th, 2011

Swamp Thing #2

"Swamp Thing" continues to change the rules for old readers while trying to draw in new ones.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 5th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #256

Trapped in space on a space station being pulled into a collapsing sun, our heroes try to stay alive and not worry about how they’re going to get home.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Steve Kurth, Craig Yeung, Jeff Huet, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, October 2nd, 2011

Blackhawks #1

Blackhawks are go, but where and how they’re going needs a little more attention in order to keep my attention.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa
Artists:
Graham Nolan, Ken Lashley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, October 2nd, 2011

Deadpool MAX #12

The first year of “Deadpool MAX” ends with Bob and Deadpool cementing their bromance. Bring a box of tissues, because this will get your waterworks going.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Kyle Baker
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, October 2nd, 2011

The Mighty Thor #6

Galactus vs. Asgard with only a pastor and Loki standing between the two.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales, Dexter Vines, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, October 2nd, 2011

New Avengers #16.1

Neal Adams draws the New Avengers sitting around eating breakfast. Oh, and Norman Osborn acts crazy. Crazy awesome.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Neal Adams, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, October 1st, 2011

Secret Avengers #17

Some Secret Avengers fight a truck.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, October 1st, 2011

Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #2

Shang Chi infiltrates the Bride of Nine Spiders’ mansion to rescue Iron Fist.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara, Leandro Fernandez, John Lucas
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, October 1st, 2011

Venom #7

It’s Venom Vs. Anti-Venom as Spider-Island takes a turn for the worse.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sat, October 1st, 2011

Voodoo #1

Priscilla Kitaen is a stripper and maybe an alien. That’s all we really learn in this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Sami Basri
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, September 29th, 2011

All-Star Western #1

"All-Star Western" delivers a pleasant enough opening issue, mixing westerns with the DC Universe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Moritat
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 29th, 2011

The Savage Hawkman #1

If there’s one character that deserves the loving attention Aquaman is receiving in this relaunch, it’s Hawkman. He’s not exactly getting it, though.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony S. Daniel
Artists:
Philip Tan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 29th, 2011

Ghostbusters #1

As September slinks away and October draws near, thoughts turn to Halloween costumes and spooky stories of spirits and ghosts. Who are you going to call?

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones
Artists:
Dan Schoening, Tristan Jones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 29th, 2011

Justice League Dark #1

The magic arm of the Justice League gets its roster together while the terrifying threat of Enchantress looms large.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, September 29th, 2011

I, Vampire #1

DC’s attempt at a vampire book in their “superhero world” both works and doesn’t for surprising reasons.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, September 29th, 2011

Annihilators: Earthfall #1

The Guardians of -- er, the Annihilators, rather -- return to Marvel’s new comics releases this week in an adventure that sends them to Earth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Fury of the Firestorms: the Nuclear Men #1

When Jason Rusch became Firestorm, fans of Ronnie Raymond were up in arms. Now, everyone should be happy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Teen Titans #1

"Teen Titans" starts rebuilding the Geoff Johns era, but with a few changes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Brilliant #1

Albert returns to school after a semester off and hangs out with his friends. And cosplayers fight a little.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Joe Rubinstein
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Superman #1

"Superman" finally has his debut, and the end result is... a little dull.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
George Perez
Artists:
Jesus Merino, George Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Green Lantern: New Guardians #1

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" might bore existing readers with its slow setup.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Batman: The Dark Knight #1

Paul Jenkins gives "Batman: The Dark Knight" a much needed boost, but it's still at the bottom of the heap.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins, David Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Aquaman #1

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis begin their rehab of Aquaman, and so far so good.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Angel & Faith #2

"Angel & Faith," like an actual angel, has restored my faith in the Buffyverse comics.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 28th, 2011

Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1

Abe Sapien is plunged into a traditional horror movie, and once it gets rolling, it never stops to catch its breath.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 28th, 2011
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