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Brightest Day #22

“Stein and I barely held our own against him alongside Superman, Captain Atom, and like thirty others. And that was back when I was the best Firestorm I could be.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Scott Clark, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, David Beaty
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 16th, 2011

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade – Young Avengers #1

“Several years ago, our crusade to rescue the Scarlet Witch put us at war with the Avengers.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Allan Heinberg
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 16th, 2011

The Spider #1

The secret ingredient is a soupcon of pulp. These shorts are fun and thin and relatively delightful.

Publisher:
Moonstone
Writer:
Martin Powell, Gary Phillips
Artists:
Pablo Marcos, Roberto Castro
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, March 16th, 2011

Onslaught Unleashed #2

Onslaught attempts to escape the Negative Zone, and reveals something shocking about Nomad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean McKeever
Artists:
Filipe Andrade
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 14th, 2011

Hawkeye: Blindspot #2

Captain America and Hawkeye spar with one another, and a shock villain is revealed (again.)

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim McCann
Artists:
Paco Diaz, Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 14th, 2011

Weird Worlds #3

There's potential in "Weird Worlds" but so far it's not quite living up to it.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kevin VanHook, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire
Artists:
Jerry Ordway, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Sat, March 12th, 2011

Magus #3

As magic continues to break forth all over the world, our heroes try to get a handle on the situation which includes fighting a dragon in a Save-A-Lot, ‘natch.

Publisher:
12 Gauge Comics
Writer:
Jon Price
Artists:
Rebecca Isaacs
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, March 12th, 2011

X-Men Legacy #246

As Mike Carey’s “Age of X” alternate reality crossover heats up, it hits a dead run, both literally and figuratively, as Legacy tries to escape her own people and Fortress X itself in a bid for truth.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Clay Mann, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sat, March 12th, 2011

Venom #1

The symbiotic superspy begins his global espionage with a standalone tale of extraction gone wrong.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Tony Moore,Crimelab! Studios, Sandu Florea, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, March 11th, 2011

iZombie #11

Gwen takes a trip down memory lane, Ellie meets Spot’s grandfather, currently in chimp form, Galatea and Amon continue a decades old argument, and Horatio tries to rescue his partner from the clan of Vampire chicks.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, March 11th, 2011

Zatanna #10

Zatanna tries to get to the bottom why her father imprisoned Oscar Hampel into puppet form years ago, and in the process gets herself in a deadly bind.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, March 11th, 2011

Superboy #5

“Hey, even Krypto’s catching up! Come on, Conner, we got a crowd waiting for us. Let’s go!”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Pier Gallo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 10th, 2011

Batgirl #19

Despite a last minute artist change, it's still an enjoyable issue of "Batgirl."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Ramon Bachs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 10th, 2011

Titans #33

Welcome to Titans Torture Theatre.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Eric Wallace
Artists:
Fabrizio Fiorentino, Philip Tan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 10th, 2011

Sigil #1

“And I had another one of those dreams. The ones where my birthmark keeps popping up. I’m spooked Chrissie. I really don’t want to have to go back into therapy.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Ed Tadeo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 9th, 2011

Batman and Robin #21

“It’s nights like this that I wish I had a damn teaching degree.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 9th, 2011

Doom Patrol #20

“Right. Any chance I can talk to someone ain’t a monkey?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Matthew Clark, Ron Randall, Jose Luis, Scott McDaniel, John Livesay, Scott Clark, Dave Beaty, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 9th, 2011

Batman Incorporated #3

Are you ready to dance the scorpion tango?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Yanick Paquette, Michel Lacombe, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 9th, 2011

Legion of Super-Villains #1

The Legion of Super-Villains is back, and this time they've got a plan.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Francis Portela
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 9th, 2011

5 Ronin #2

Another quasi-Elseworlds project from Marvel, but one without a strong focus.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Dalibor Talajic
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 9th, 2011

Michael Turner’s Soulfire #0

“Don’t speak Russian, but I get the tone in your voice. Hopefully you understand the universal language - power.”

Publisher:
Aspen Comics
Writer:
J. T. Krul, Frank Mastromauro
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 9th, 2011

The Stuff of Legend Volume II: The Jungle #4

“I could have been one of you. Fought by your side if not for falling behind that dresser. A far nobler venture.”

Publisher:
Th3rd World Studios
Writer:
Mike Raicht, Brian Smith
Artists:
Charles Paul Wilson III
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 9th, 2011

The Walking Dead #82

What do you do in a zombie apocalypse when you already know what happens in a zombie apocalypse?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, March 9th, 2011

Jennifer Blood #2

More degenerates bite the dust in kind of inventive ways, but this isn’t anything past what we got in the first issue.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Adriano Batista
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Wed, March 9th, 2011

Deadpool #33.1

Deadpool is hired to evict The Wrecker from a residential building.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Bong Dazo, Joe Pimental
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 7th, 2011

Marvel Zombies Supreme #1

Zombie versions of the Squadron Supreme do their thing, in a dance as old as time itself. Or maybe it just feels like it’s been that long.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Marraffino
Artists:
Fernando Blanco, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
James Hunt
Mon, March 7th, 2011

5 Ronin #1

Wolverine, a Ronin who cannot die, claims revenge on the man that murdered his brother in 1600 Feudal Japan, after the death of their master.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Tomm Coker
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, March 6th, 2011

X-Factor #216

J. Jonah Jameson comes to Madrox for help with a case, one that X-Factor is in no position to turn down; while two new characters make not so subtle entrances, and Spider-man drops by to spy and trade witty barbs.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, March 6th, 2011

Emma #1

Nancy Butler and Janet K. Lee try their hand at adapting Jane Austen’s “Emma,” a story of a witty matchmaker that finds happy matches all around her, except for the one standing right in front of her for herself.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nancy Butler
Artists:
Janet K. Lee
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Sun, March 6th, 2011

Batman Beyond #3

“That’s the problem with you so-called heroes. . . you never really stop to think, do you?”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Beechen
Artists:
Ryan Benjamin, John Stanisci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 4th, 2011

Sweet Tooth #19

Another good issue of "Sweet Tooth" stands out thanks to an indy artist superstar lineup.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire, Nate Powell, Emi Lenox, Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 4th, 2011

Secret Six #31

"Secret Six" ramps up the heat, figuratively and literally.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
J. Calafiore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 4th, 2011

Incognito: Bad Influences #4

Overkill travels through a Frank Miller landscape to see he is not a man of that land. He’s now in the mindset to end this tale.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, March 4th, 2011

Thunderbolts #154

This is the one-stop Man-Thing one-shot to get you completely caught up and definitely on board.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
Fri, March 4th, 2011

Heroes For Hire #4

Misty Knight, suddenly sans any heroes for hire to aid her, fights the Puppet Master for control of her life, only to find it in very real jeopardy.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Robert Atkins, Rebecca Buchman, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, March 3rd, 2011

Captain America & the Falcon #1

“No problem. Saving Captain America. It’s what I do.”

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 3rd, 2011

Freedom Fighters #7

“I’ve been doing this longer than most of you, and what Condor says is right. I’ve fought against Mordru, Obsidian, and Eclipso, just to name a few, and magic is a real pain in the ass.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 3rd, 2011

Annihilators #1

Marvel's cosmic space characters return, but the power cosmic isn't up to full speed yet.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat, Victor Olabaza, Timothy Green II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 3rd, 2011

Herculian #1

It's Erik Larsen like you've never seen him before... no, really.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Erik Larsen
Artists:
Erik Larsen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 3rd, 2011

Usagi Yojimbo #135

A hundred issues later, the Lord of Owls makes a return to "Usagi Yojimbo."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 3rd, 2011
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