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Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Daredevil," "Flash Gordon," "Batman Eternal"

Jeff Parker & Doc Shaner brought "Flash Gordon" back to comics in a very big way, while "Daredevil" celebrated 50 years and Batman went weekly. Plus more!

REVIEW: Claremont & Nauck Bring

REVIEW: Claremont & Nauck Bring "Nightcrawler" #1 Back to Life

Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck's "Nightcrawler" #1 has "just enough energy and fun to hold readers steady" for a strong series debut.

REVIEW: Stevenson, Ellis & Allen's

REVIEW: Stevenson, Ellis & Allen's "Lumberjanes" #1 is "Delightful, Spunky, Lovable"

Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis & Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #1 is "an utterly loveable example of how well all-ages comics can work."

REVIEW: The Massive

REVIEW: The Massive "Deadpool" #27 Wedding Issue

Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and Mike Hawthorne are joined by many creators from Deadpool's history to celebrate his wedding in "Deadpool" #27.

REVIEW: Blue Sky's

REVIEW: Blue Sky's "Rio 2" Misses the Mark

Director Carlos Saldanha's "Rio 2" suffers from a boring, uninspired and overfamiliar plot of sitcom problems acted out by annoying animals.

REVIEW: Kirkman & Ottley's

REVIEW: Kirkman & Ottley's "Invincible" #110

Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's "Invincible" #110 puts Mark Grayson through emotional turmoil in more ways than one.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Moon Knight," "Veil," "Caliban"

Ellis & Shalvey's "Moon Knight" & Rucka & Fejzula's "Veil" both delivered strong second issues while Garth Ennis returned to Avatar with "Caliban" #1.

REVIEW: Robinson, Waid, Dell'Otto & Dell'Edera's

REVIEW: Robinson, Waid, Dell'Otto & Dell'Edera's "Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business"

James Robinson, Mark Waid, Gabriele Dell'Otto & Werther Dell'Edera's "Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business" OGN is "very solid."

REVIEW: Soule & Madureira's

REVIEW: Soule & Madureira's "Inhuman" #1

Charles Soule and Joe Madureira's "Inhuman" #1 introduces a new side of the Marvel Universe as the Terrigen Mists wash over the Earth.

REVIEW: Jurgens & Medina's

REVIEW: Jurgens & Medina's "Aquaman and the Others" #1

Dan Jurgens and Lan Medina's "Aquaman and the Others" #1 delivers an issue "bold in its confidence as a sister title."

REVIEW: Bendis, Pichelli & More Celebrate

REVIEW: Bendis, Pichelli & More Celebrate "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200

Brian Bendis, Sarah Pichelli, Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, David Lafuente, Dave Marquez & Andrew Hennessy's "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #200 is a great milestone issue.

REVIEW: Manapul & Buccellato's

REVIEW: Manapul & Buccellato's "Detective Comics" #30

Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's "Detective Comics" #30 is a strong debut for the creative team and "one of the best looking books at DC."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "The Wake," "Umbral," "Satellite Sam"

Creator-owned standouts from Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy, Antony Johnston & Chris Mitten and Matt Fraction ruled the final week of March.

REVIEW: Lumbering

REVIEW: Lumbering "Sabotage" is an Assault on Common Sense

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, director David Ayer's incompetent thriller suffers from poor writing and a lack of momentum.

REVIEW: Slott, Gage & Camuncoli's

REVIEW: Slott, Gage & Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #30

Dan Slott, Christos Gage & Giuseppe Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #30 presents a "fresh, electric and invigorating" penultimate series issue.

REVIEW: Brutal and Beautiful,

REVIEW: Brutal and Beautiful, "The Raid 2" is an Action Masterpiece

With his sequel to "The Raid: Redemption," director Gareth Evans crafts an film that's bound to change the conventions of the genre.

REVIEW: Darren Aronofsky’s

REVIEW: Darren Aronofsky’s "Noah" is Ambitious But Anchorless

Starring Russell Crowe, director Darren Aronofksy's visually compelling take on the Biblical story of Noah drifts frequently into silliness.

REVIEW: Fraction & Wu's

REVIEW: Fraction & Wu's "Hawkeye" #18

Matt Fraction and Annie Wu's "Hawkeye" #18 is "another big success" for the series, continuing Kate Bishop's Los Angeles adventures.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "American Vampire" & "Daredevil," "Buffy"

Big debuts for new volumes of "American Vampire," "Daredevil" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10," led a strong week for comics.

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is "Heroic and Inspiring"

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #2 is a strong sophomore issue, adding up to a "heroic and inspiring" final product.

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #1

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #1 is a great jumping-on point for new readers while retaining "the intense yet buoyant tone of its previous run."

REVIEW: Lemire & Foreman's

REVIEW: Lemire & Foreman's "Animal Man" #29

Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman's "Animal Man" #29 wraps the series in an emotionally satisfying issue for longtime fans of the character.

REVIEW: Gage & Isaacs Begin

REVIEW: Gage & Isaacs Begin "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10"

Christos Gage & Rebecca Isaacs' debut issue of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10" is "an excellent debut that fans should be appropriately ecstatic over."

5-STAR REVIEW: Snyder & Albuquerque's

5-STAR REVIEW: Snyder & Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1 is "One Hell of a Start"

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque make a triumphant return with "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1, "one hell of a start" to the new series.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Beasts," "Bullets," Archers & More

Long-awaited returns for "Stray Bullets," "Beasts of Burden" and fan-favorite series "Hawkeye" led a strong week of comics.

REVIEW: Spurrier, Carey, Gage's

REVIEW: Spurrier, Carey, Gage's "X-Men Legacy" #300

The milestone issue of "X-Men Legacy" by Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey & Christos Gage is appropriately "about what it means to leave a legacy."

REVIEW: Spencer & Lieber's

REVIEW: Spencer & Lieber's "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #9

Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber continue their fan-favorite run with "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #9, "a strong and enjoyable comic."

REVIEW: Dorkin & Thompson's

REVIEW: Dorkin & Thompson's "Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers" #1

Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's "Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers" one-shot is "an incredible, well-told story" continuing the mythos of The Watch.

REVIEW: DeConnick & Lopez's

REVIEW: DeConnick & Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #1

Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez continue Carol Danvers' journey in "Captain Marvel" #1, "an energetic, heartfelt start to this new chapter."

REVIEW: Hopeless & Walker's

REVIEW: Hopeless & Walker's "Avengers Undercover" #1

Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker debut "Avengers Undercover" #1, exploring the consequences of their work in "Avengers Arena."

REVIEW: Van Lente & Smith's

REVIEW: Van Lente & Smith's "Magnus, Robot Fighter" #1

Fred Van Lente & Cory Smith's Dynamite relaunch of "Magnus, Robot Fighter" is "a fine addition to the Gold Key lineup."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Return To

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Return To "Zero Year" For "Batman" #29

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's extra-sized "Batman" #29 heads back to "Zero Year" with "meticulous writing" and "enthusiastically, brutally animated art."

5-STAR REVIEW: David Lapham's

5-STAR REVIEW: David Lapham's "Stray Bullets: Killers" #1 is a "Wonderful Return"

David Lapham's resurrection of "Stray Bullets" with "Stray Bullets: Killers" #1 is "a fantastic, wonderful return for the series."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Superman," "Veil," "Moon Knight" & More

Check out the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of last week's comic book, including "Moon Knight" & "Veil" #1, a 5-star "Superman" finale & more!

REVIEW: Pak, Lee, Rocafort & Tan's

REVIEW: Pak, Lee, Rocafort & Tan's "Batman/Superman Annual" #1

Greg Pak, Jae Lee, Kenneth Rocafort & Philip Tan craft "Batman/Superman Annual" #1, a "worthy issue that carves out a deserved place as part of the series."

REVIEW: Lemire & Sorrentino's

REVIEW: Lemire & Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29 is the latest in the creative team's run that's "too good for you to ignore."

REVIEW: Millar & Quitely's

REVIEW: Millar & Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #4

Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #4 finds "something plenty worthwhile to wring out of the traditional superhero idea."

REVIEW: Bunn & Walta's

REVIEW: Bunn & Walta's "Magneto" #1

Cullen Bunn & Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "Magneto" debut is "a strong introduction with a solid premise" that continues the Master of Magnetism's story.


REVIEW: "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Won’t Take Audiences Way Back

DreamWorks Animation's tale of a time-traveling dog and his boy lacks appealing character and emotional stakes.

REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Francavilla's

REVIEW: Aguirre-Sacasa & Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #4

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #4 is "a fun story that crosses genres and transforms a cast of characters."

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