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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

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #519

“Black Panther” makes a transition here into a frenetic action flick with bizarre science experiment monsters on the periphery.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Liss
Artists:
Jefte Palo
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, June 10th, 2011

Journey Into Mystery #624

Loki sets up Marvel characters like dominoes and it’s going to be fun watching them bump into each other to create the bigger picture.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, June 10th, 2011

Scalped #49

It’s a front row seat to a perfect shoot out and the undeniable change of three main characters.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, June 10th, 2011

Incredible Hulks #630

“So why’s a super villainess coming to you for help?”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 9th, 2011

Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1

“Fear gives Man-Thing dangerous powers. Now it’s too much fear and too much power.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brandon Montclare
Artists:
Michael William Kaluta, Ryan Bodenheim, Simon Bisley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 9th, 2011

Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1

It's all back story, but it's a nice beginning.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 9th, 2011

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

Two-handed Aquaman? He's a bit of a jerk.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vincente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 9th, 2011

Booster Gold #45

I take it back, Doomsday is not a story-killer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 9th, 2011

Birds of Prey #13

Gail Simone and the readers deserve a little more for this sudden conclusion to her run on the book.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Diego Olmos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 9th, 2011

Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Kilowog #1

“Don’t mess with me – don’t mess near me – and most important of all, don’t bring Kilowog down on me.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Carlos Ferreira, Silvio Spotti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 8th, 2011

Fear Itself: Spider-Man #2

“Got to a stash of webbing, a new costume. New costume’s already bloody. And to top it all off, I probably have rabies now.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost
Artists:
Mike McKone
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 8th, 2011

Ghost Rider #0.1

“Avengers? Fantastic Four? X-Dudes? They can all kiss my bony, flammable ass.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 8th, 2011

Flashpoint: Secret Seven #1

Years ago, Shade, the Changing Man led the Seven. But, they’re all dead now and he may be forming the Secret Seven, so who cares?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
George Perez, Scott Koblish, Fernando Blanco
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, June 6th, 2011

Fear Itself: The Deep #1

The Defenders re-unite to save New Atlantis from Attuma, who now has a magic hammer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Lee Garbett, David Meikis
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 6th, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #11

X-Force visit the Age of Apocalypse to save Archangel, and 90s-inspired fun ensues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Mark Brooks, Andrew Currie
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, June 6th, 2011

Hulk #34

“And now I’m stuck in a bunch of webbing in some alien planet’s stratosphere. Sure, this makes sense.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 6th, 2011

Halcyon #5

In the fight for free will, Sabre takes on his former allies and becomes the world’s greatest villain. Oops.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim, Tara Butters
Artists:
Ryan Bodenheim
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, June 5th, 2011

Hellboy: The Fury #1

Hellboy quests to take out Nimue, now The Morrigan, a powerful goddess of war.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, June 5th, 2011
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