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Thor the Mighty Avenger #8

This is the end. Done. Finis. Over. No more. But, it’s a good comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Langridge
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, January 14th, 2011

Doc Savage #10

A story set during the war, as Doc Savage helps Ronan MacKenna’s unit survive the war. Barely.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Fri, January 14th, 2011

Wonder Girl #1

Introducing a new "Teen Titans" member, "Wonder Girl" is good but not, well, wonderful.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul
Artists:
Adriana Melo, Mariah Benes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 14th, 2011

Heroes for Hire #2

Crazy Marvel Team-Up? Yeah, but it works.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 14th, 2011

Secret Six #29

The conclusion of the crossover with "Action Comics" is slightly hampered by some stiff- looking art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Marcos Marz, Luciana Delnegro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 13th, 2011

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #6

“Why the hell did that message you puked up from Atrocitus mention Ganthet?!? How’s he involved in all this, Poozer?!?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 13th, 2011

Booster Gold #40

“Just once I’d like to go to Sundollar and get one lousy cup of coffee without running into yet another super-nutjob out to rule the world.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Pat Olliffe, Chris Perrotta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 13th, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #3

Chaykin's art doesn't really mesh with Cafu's, but at the same time you don't really care because it looks so great.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Cafu, Bit, Howard Chaykin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 13th, 2011

Vision Machine

Pak’s visionary tale of technology and its place in society, as well as society’s place in technology.

Publisher:
*Self-Published*
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
R.B. Silva
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Thu, January 13th, 2011

Titans #31

“All that’s happened since I was reborn has brought me to this moment. This is what I was meant to do. These men are merely victims of fate.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Fabrizio Fiorentino, Philip Tan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 12th, 2011

Infinite Vacation #1

Why go to Hawaii when you could go to an alternate reality where you’re president? Of course, that vacation would probably suck like the regular sort. Just ask Mark, a constant traveler of the Infinite Vacation.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Christian Ward
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, January 12th, 2011

Captain America: Man Out of Time #3

“Your phones and computers and so forth. . . they’re definitely mad scientist gizmos, but they’re not the real achievement. It’s society itself. The freedom of the people. All people.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Karl Kesel, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 12th, 2011

Batgirl #17

“I’m on a mission from Batman himself. Batman-Batman. Not to devalue other- Batman-Batman. There really isn’t a better way to convey that right now, is there?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Pere Pérez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 12th, 2011

Spawn #200

“I’m getting sick and tired of anyone having power of some kind knowing more about me than I do! They want a piece of me, then let’s do it!”

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Todd McFarlane, Robert Kirkman, Jonathan David Goff
Artists:
Todd McFarlane, Michael Golden, Robert Kirkman, Szymon Kudranski, Danny Miki, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 12th, 2011

Justice League: Generation Lost #17

In which Max Lord's plan starts kicking into high gear.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 12th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Gods #1

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Gods" doesn't just provide a jumping on point, but a great issue of the series to boot.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Guy Davis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 12th, 2011

Starborn #2

Ben Warner gets barraged with information about everything, and this issue feels like a guide and not a narrative. Such a shame.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Khary Randolph
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, January 12th, 2011

Wolverine: The Best There Is #2

Wolverine goes after the people who drugged him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charlie Huston
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, January 10th, 2011

Jonah Hex #63

Hex hunts a man. Guess if he gets him.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Grey, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Jordi Bernet
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, January 10th, 2011

Freedom Fighters #5

“Did you come to fight for our freedom? Did you come to liberate us from false imprisonment?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, January 9th, 2011

Who is Jake Ellis? #1

Who is Jake Ellis? The first issue delivers action, not answers, and that’s fine by me!

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, January 9th, 2011

iZombie #9

The mystery of the missing pages!

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sun, January 9th, 2011

Ian Churchill’s Marineman #2

“The marine environment needs help right now. So I decided to explore more direct methods.”

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ian Churchill
Artists:
Ian Churchill
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, January 9th, 2011

Avengers: Children’s Crusade #4

The extended Maximoff family arrive at Castle Doom, where Wanda is being held.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Allan Heinberg
Artists:
Jim Cheung, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Sun, January 9th, 2011

The Walking Dead #80

Trapped in a community might feel safe but it will also be claustrophobic. The fuse is set, and lit, and it’s going to be a very slow burn. When will it all go bang?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, January 7th, 2011

Weird Worlds #1

“Okay, stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The government contracts a chemical company, Titan, to develop a way to improve the performance of their military personnel.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin VanHook, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, January 7th, 2011

Captain America: Hail HYDRA! #1

Just like the old serials before your favorite talkies, Cap and Bucky face off against HYDRA goons in rootin’ tootin’ smash-‘em- up fights. Enjoy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Sergio Cariello
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, January 7th, 2011

Doom Patrol #18

“Blown a. . . what is it with you people!? I’m about t’knock his damn block off, and you two’re actin’ like it’s tea time at th’ hostel!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Ron Randall, John Livesay
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, January 7th, 2011

Ryder On The Storm #2

Plenty of history, two bedded ladies for our lead, and a final panel twist to make you gag or cringe or pucker up really bad.

Publisher:
Radical Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Wayne Nichols
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, January 7th, 2011

Dark Sun #1

Light on plot, but high on "Dark Sun" weirdness.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Alex Irvine
Artists:
Peter Bergting
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 7th, 2011

The Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1

In the wake of “The Thanos Imperative” comes a comic where the plot is thing and the end point is already known. That’s worth four bucks, right?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Thu, January 6th, 2011

Generation Hope #3

"Generation Hope" shows how to balance a new cast of characters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Salvador Espin, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 6th, 2011

Steel #1

"Steel" fans should steer clear.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Lyons
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 6th, 2011

Ultimate Comics Captain America #1

Not all that different from the "regular" Captain America, and the digital inking is unfortunate, but otherwise a good read.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Thu, January 6th, 2011

Batman Beyond #1

“It’s been great having time to spend with family and friends again. . . it almost feels like a normal life, you know?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Ryan Benjamin, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 5th, 2011

Avengers Prime #5

Thor, Steve Rogers, and Tony Stark lead the Nine Realms against Hela and her army of the dead!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, January 5th, 2011

Brightest Day #17

"Brightest Day" is picking up the pace.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, Joe Prado, Vicente Cifuentes, David Beaty
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 5th, 2011

Adventure Comics #522

Please note: none of the cover characters are actually in this comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 5th, 2011

JSA All-Stars #14

Oh yeah, this team is supposed to train people, right? And be proactive? Had you forgotten about that too?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 5th, 2011

Superboy #3

“A little too busy. Smallville was supposed to be my place away from all the craziness.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, January 5th, 2011
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