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X-Factor #215

"X-Factor" plays to its strengths.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Valentine de Landro, Pat Davidson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 10th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Gods #2

Mignola, Arcudi, and Davis serve up a side of spooky.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Guy Davis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 10th, 2011

Batman & Robin #20

Not a strong start, but a worthy effort with some nice character moments.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Thu, February 10th, 2011

Titans #32

“If I believed in miracles I’d say this was one of them. But I don’t. It is, however, a gift. One I plan on taking advantage of.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Fabrizio Fiorentino, Philip Tan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 10th, 2011

Widowmaker #4

“Pull any gear you have that goes boom. We’re going to need every bit of explosive power if we’re going to survive.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 10th, 2011

Incredible Hulk #622

“Shut up! And run. THIS IS MY FIGHT!”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Josh Williamson
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Danny Miki, Crimelab Studios
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 10th, 2011

The Flash #9

“We were moving faster than the speed of sound so your voice never caught up with me. I couldn’t hear you.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 9th, 2011

Red Robin #20

New readers to "Red Robin" should prepare to get hit by the exposition train.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Marcus To, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 9th, 2011

Adventure Comics #523

As an introduction to the new "Legion Academy" feature, this works well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 9th, 2011

Amazing Spider-Man #654

“I talk a good game. . .but. . . oooohhhh. . . pain senses. . . tingling. . .”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Stefano Caselli, Paulo Siqueira, Ronan Cliquet de Oliveira, Roland Paris, Greg Adams
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 9th, 2011

Love and Capes: Ever After #1

“More the voice of experience. Although it is hard for me to tune out Abby’s voice from my super hearing. I’m told a couple years of marriage will fix that, though.”

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Thom Zahler
Artists:
Thom Zahler
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 9th, 2011

Batgirl #18

Batgirl versus... Klarion the Witch Boy? Really?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 9th, 2011

Superman #708

It's a Straczynski title crossover this month, sort of.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Chris Roberson, J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, J.P. Mayer, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 9th, 2011

Batman: Odyssey #6

It’s Bill Sienkiewicz inking Neal Adams! What else do you need to know?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neal Adams
Artists:
Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, February 7th, 2011

Wolverine: The Best There Is #3

Ever wondered what a Wolverine book by Garth Ennis might be like? Well, here’s the next best thing: a Wolverine book by someone trying to emulate Ennis and failing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charlie Huston
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Mon, February 7th, 2011

Deadpool and Cable #26

Deadpool mourns the, er, recent death of Cable.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, February 7th, 2011

Transformers: Infestation #1

Zombies come to the Transformers-verse version of Las Vegas.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Nick Roche
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, February 7th, 2011

Kato Annual #1

“Do me, yourselves, and the sacred arts we practice a favor keep your petty bickering and training separate.”

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Edgar Salazar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sun, February 6th, 2011

Ultimate Comics Thor #4

I’m going to spoil it: Thor joins the Ultimates. Didn’t see that coming, did ya?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Dexter Vines, Jeff Huet, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, February 6th, 2011

Thor: For Asgard #6

“For Asgard” ends by not ending. Smooth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robert Rodi
Artists:
Simone Bianchi, Andrea Silvestri
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Sun, February 6th, 2011

Freedom Fighters #6

“Are we going to stand here and whine about the odds or are we going to be the Freedom Fighters?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, February 5th, 2011

Doctor Strange: From The Marvel Vault #1

Strange’s first night in the Sanctum Sanctorum is plagued by some demon magic. Par for the course, really.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Roger Stern
Artists:
Neil Vokes, Jay Geldhof
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, February 5th, 2011

JSA All-Stars #15

“We’re tracking one of those toothy bastards in a helicopter straight to what we hope and pray is the lair of one Mister Arthur Pemberton.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, February 5th, 2011

Jonah Hex #64

“Ah realized long ago Ah couldn’t outride my reputation. So Ah learned to live with it. Problem is, every town’s got a tough guy with aspirations a’ bein’ a gunfighter.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Nelson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Sat, February 5th, 2011

Daomu #1

Interesting art can't quite lift a lackluster adaptation on the script level.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kennedy Xu, Colin Johnson
Artists:
Ken Chou
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, February 5th, 2011

Captain America: Hail HYDRA! #2

Cap punches zombie-Bucky in the face. That’s a metaphor for the quality of this issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Maberry
Artists:
Tom Scioli
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Sat, February 5th, 2011

Sweet Tooth #18

"Sweet Tooth" shifts format for a month, and what could have felt like a gimmick is instead... well... sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 3rd, 2011

Hulk #29

More monsters! More Hulks! More M.O.D.O.K.!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman, Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 3rd, 2011

She-Hulks #4

After three fun issues, everything comes crashing down.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Harrison Wilcox
Artists:
Ryan Stegman, Michael Babinksi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 3rd, 2011

DC Universe Online Legends #1

“And to those who fought alongside Superman and his kind, those I counted as mortal enemies. . . I need you too.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Howard Porter, Adriana Melo, Livesay, Norman Lee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 3rd, 2011

Time Masters: Vanishing Point #6

“Time travel isn’t as easy as walking from one room to the next, Superman. It’s far more complex. . . with variables almost too complicated to calculate!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 3rd, 2011

Secret Six #30

“Firin’ from the hip at the woman I’m currently putting it to? Ain’t you got any chivalry or whatever at all?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Jim Calafiore
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 3rd, 2011

Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1

Do you see what eye see?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, John Dell, Scott Koblish, Brian Douglas Ahern
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 2nd, 2011

Invincible Iron Man #500.1

His name is Tony and he’s an alcoholic and this is his story... Marvel’s first ‘.1’ issue arrives, but is it the perfect ‘jumping on point’ that it’s meant to be?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
Wed, February 2nd, 2011

Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #1

"Witchfinder" returns with a trip to the wild west. Isn't that what you do when John Severin is your artist?

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
John Severin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 2nd, 2011

Superboy #4

Jeff Lemire's overall plotting is fun, and this book is settling into a nice groove.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 2nd, 2011

Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead #2

Mignola and Hampton work so well together it makes you wonder why it didn't happen sooner.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Scott Hampton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 2nd, 2011

Brightest Day #19

“Mera’s people are planning an assault on the surface world, but without you they won’t be able to shut down the Bermuda Triangle and escape.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 2nd, 2011

Driver For The Dead #3

Borrowing preserved dongs and killing with car radiators full of holy water. Buckle up, son!

Publisher:
Radical Comics
Writer:
John Heffernan
Artists:
Leonardo Manco
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, February 2nd, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #4

X-Force is a much stronger title than you'd think it'd have any right to be.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Jerome Opena
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
Mon, January 31st, 2011
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