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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

Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #1

If you thought Bruce Wayne was a dark, grim Batman, wait until you meet his father...

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sat, June 4th, 2011

Heroes for Hire #8

"Heroes for Hire" continues to buy the heart of its readers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, John Livesay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, June 4th, 2011

X-Men #12

Readers flip between the past and present as Cyclops somewhat single handedly battles The Evolutionaries.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Paco Medina, Dalibor Talajic, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, June 4th, 2011

Wonder Woman #611

Diana finally gets a glimpse of The Morrigan’s plan for her and is horrified, while her companions get brutally killed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski, Phil Hester
Artists:
Don Kramer, Eduardo Pansica, Wayne Faucher, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, June 4th, 2011

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

There’s a contest to see who’s more ineffective, Michelangelo or Leonid. I guess we’ll have to wait and see who Uatu sides with.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, June 4th, 2011

Static Shock Special #1

“They’ll add and subtract stuff to suit their purposes. Nothing we can do about it. ”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Felicia D. Henderson, Matt Wayne
Artists:
Denys Cowan, Rodney Ramos, Prentis Rollins, John Stanisci, John Paul Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, June 4th, 2011

Adventure Comics #527

Long-time and new readers alike finally get the scoop on Comet Queen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 2nd, 2011

Thunderbolts #158

"Thunderbolts" shows, once again, how to handle a tie-in to a big event.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 2nd, 2011
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