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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

Amazing Spider-Man #674

Spider-Island is over, and Peter finds himself affected by the return of an old enemy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, November 21st, 2011

Fear Itself: The Fearless #3

Valkyrie and the Secret Avengers are ambushed, while Sin and Crossbones get one step ahead.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Chris Yost, Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Mark Bagley, Danny Miki, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, November 21st, 2011

The Walking Dead #91

Things settle down again, as a shortage of canned food causes worries, Carl misses his eye, Andrea talks to her hat, and somebody is watching. . .

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Sun, November 20th, 2011

Supergirl #3

Things finally start happening in “Supergirl”, but they’re unfortunately not very compelling.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Green, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Bill Reinhold
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, November 20th, 2011

Catwoman #3

A supporting character introduced two issues ago is brutally murdered. Better bring a tissue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, November 20th, 2011

Birds of Prey #3

Poison Ivy is even better than you want her to be on this team. Then things get crazy.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sun, November 20th, 2011

Legion Of Monsters #2

Monster Hunter Elsa Bloodstone and the Legion of Monsters team up to investigate a devastating infection running through the local demon population.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Juan Doe
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, November 19th, 2011

Avengers Academy #22

Magneto visits the Avengers Academy, which should be interesting with all the villainous histories and potential futures milling about. Instead, it’s just boring.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Sean Chen, Scott Hanna, Rebecca Buchman
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, November 19th, 2011

Punisher #5

Three issues into the relaunch of this title, Greg Rucka finally puts some words in the Punisher’s mouth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 18th, 2011

Fear Itself #7.3

Paris was devastated in “Fear Itself” and Iron Man wonders if it can possibly recov... oh wait, Odin fixed it. Never mind.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, November 18th, 2011

Hawken #1

Timothy Truman hits the trails with the story of a haunted gunslinger. That’s really all you need to know.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Benjamin Truman, Timothy Truman
Artists:
Timothy Truman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 18th, 2011

Blue Beetle #3

The relaunch didn’t need to hit Blue Beetle too hard, but the new series is fresh enough for anyone who missed out on the first go- round with Jaime Reyes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ig Guara, J. P. Mayer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 17th, 2011

Severed #4

Scotts Snyder and Tuft have been telling a story where “anything could happen.” In this issue “anything” does. And it’s very disturbing.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft
Artists:
Attila Futaki, Bill Nelson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 17th, 2011

Captain Atom #3

"Captain Atom" is pulling a "superhero as deity" storyline, but so far it's not new territory.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 17th, 2011

Nightwing #3

"Nightwing" has turned out to be a pleasant, by- the-books superhero comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins

Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eduardo Pansica, J.P. Mayer, Paulo Siqueria, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 17th, 2011

Generation Hope #13

In the wake of Regenesis, Hope and her reshuffled team investigate the arrival of a new mutant.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Ibraim Roberson
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, November 16th, 2011

X-Men #21

The X-Men security team faces off against Sentinels with special guest War Machine.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Wed, November 16th, 2011
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