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REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Close

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo Close "Zero Year" with "Batman" #33

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring "Zero Year" to a close in "Batman" #33, "a very strong conclusion" to the year-long saga.

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Life with Archie," "Seconds" Get Top Marks

"Seconds" grabs five stars, "Ms. Marvel" stays strong and "Life with Archie" leaves a permanent impression with the death of its protagonist.

REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's

REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #2

Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie "effortlessly represent their creative synergy in the best of ways" in "The Wicked + The Divine" #2.

5-STAR REVIEW: Bryan Lee O'Malley's

5-STAR REVIEW: Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Seconds"

Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Seconds" is an impressive graphic novel that reveals a "confident, engaging work about some of his favorite topics."

REVIEW: Alan Davis'

REVIEW: Alan Davis' "Savage Hulk" #2

Alan Davis' "Savage Hulk" #2 "celebrates aspects that made Silver Age comics and Marvel's earlier days fun."


Review: "The Purge: Anarchy" Distracts, Disturbs and Destroys

"The Purge" is to "The Purge: Anarchy" as "Alien" is to "Aliens" -- an expansion of the universe, an escalation in action.

REVIEW: Templesmith's

REVIEW: Templesmith's "The Squidder" #1

Ben Templesmith builds a new world in "The Squidder" #1, "a gripping story equal parts supernatural thriller, horror movie and action adventure."

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

"Daredevil" and the "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special" both scored perfect marks while "American Vampire" also continues its acclaimed run.

REVIEW: Fiakov & Gabo's

REVIEW: Fiakov & Gabo's "The Life After" #1

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo's "The Life After" #1 is an impressive issue, marking a "startling, attention-grabbing debut" for the series.

5-STAR REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's

5-STAR REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #5

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee share storyteller co-credits in "Daredevil" #5, featuring the entire creative team "at the peak of their craft."

REVIEW: Jordan & Strahm's

REVIEW: Jordan & Strahm's "Spread" #1

Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm's debut issue of "Spread" is a strong new series with "a lot of potential for where it's going to head next."


REVIEW: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is Hollywood Filmmaking at Its Best

Director Matt Reeves delivers one of the best sequels in years with a complex, and heartbreaking, tale of war, survival and trust.

REVIEW: David & Sliney's

REVIEW: David & Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1

Peter David and Will Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1 is "a solid debut, and will appeal both to existing fans of the character and new readers."

REVIEW: Seely, King & Janin's

REVIEW: Seely, King & Janin's "Grayson" #1

Tim Seely, Tom King and Mikel Janin's "Grayson" #1 is "a solid start to an interesting new book and new direction for DC."

5-STAR REVIEW: Sakai's

5-STAR REVIEW: Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist" is "A Perfect Comic"

Stan Sakai returns to his ronin rabbit with "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist," a "beautifully drawn" and "perfect" comic.

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Superman Unchained" & "Rocket Raccoon"

Plenty of comics scored top-notch reviews last week. Check out what CBR thought of "Legendary Star-Lord" #1, "Captain America" and more.

REVIEW: Remender & Pacheco's

REVIEW: Remender & Pacheco's "Captain America" #22

Rick Remender & Carlos Pacheco's "Captain America" #22 is "another winner filled with action and suspense" as the Marvel U heads into "AXIS."

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's

REVIEW: Rucka & Lark's "Lazarus" #9

Greg Rucka & Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #9 does "an amazing job of world-building" as it wraps up the series' second arc.

REVIEW: Tynion, Synder, Janin and More Craft

REVIEW: Tynion, Synder, Janin and More Craft "Batman Eternal" #13

James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Mikel Janin and more craft "Batman Eternal" #13, "one of the strongest issues to date as everything surges forward."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Skottie Young's

ADVANCE REVIEW: Skottie Young's "Rocket Raccoon" #1

Skottie Young delivers an impressive debut issue of "Rocket Raccoon," "a nearly perfect book in concept and execution."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Humphries & Medina's

ADVANCE REVIEW: Humphries & Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #1

Sam Humphries & Paco Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #1 is "a solid first offering" that gives Peter Quill some time to shine.

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Outcast," "Batman," "Dream Thief" & More

"Outcast" was another strong Robert Kirkman debut, "Dream Thief" returned and John Romita, Jr. made his DC Comics debut on "Superman" -- plus more!

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's "Outcast" #1

Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's debut issue of "Outcast" is a high-quality "first installment of something much bigger and more ambitious."

REVIEW: Barbiere, Rudy's

REVIEW: Barbiere, Rudy's "New Avengers Annual" is Magical

Frank Barbiere and Marco Rudy's Doctor Strange-centric "New Avengers Annual" #1 is "one heck of an issue."

REVIEW: Plot and Thrills Are Endangered Species in

REVIEW: Plot and Thrills Are Endangered Species in "Transformers: Age of Extinction"

Director Michael Bay chooses scale over character and mayhem over plot for what, in fairness, isn't the worst installment of the action franchise.

REVIEW: Nitz & Smallwood's

REVIEW: Nitz & Smallwood's "Dream Thief: Escape" #1

Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood reunite for "Dream Thief: Escape" #1, a "wonderful contribution to the comic book landscape."

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's

REVIEW: Wilson & Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5

G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #5 is "the latest in a string of great issues for this series," and "a thoroughly fun comic."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's "Batman" #32

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" #32 is "a superb showcase of collaborative comic book storytelling."

REVIEW: Johns & Romita Jr.'s

REVIEW: Johns & Romita Jr.'s "Superman" #32

Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr.'s "Superman" #32 is "an excellent story that speaks for itself, and captures both the nature and the scope of the character."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "The Wicked + The Divine" Conquers All

There's no denying that "The Wicked + The Divine" #1 cast a spell last week, but "Sex Criminals" #6, "Harbinger" #24 and more were also enchanting.

REVIEW: Hickman & Browne's

REVIEW: Hickman & Browne's "The Manhattan Projects" #21

Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Browne take a dog into space for "The Manhattan Projects" #21, "a great tale full of heart, danger, action and hope."

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips'

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale" #23

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #23 is "disturbing and nasty, even as it's enthralling and clever."

REVIEW: Duggan & Baldeon Take

REVIEW: Duggan & Baldeon Take "Nova" #18 Through "Original Sin"

Gerry Duggan & David Baldeon's "Nova" #18 is "yet another solid issue" that takes Sam Alexander through "Original Sin."

REVIEW: McCreery, Del Col & Belanger's

REVIEW: McCreery, Del Col & Belanger's "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night" #1

Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col & Andy Belanger deliver a "fast-paced and action-packed" issue with "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night" #1.

5-STAR REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's

5-STAR REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #1 Lives Up To Its Name

Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie's debut issue of "The Wicked + The Divine" has "intriguing questions, interesting characters and pretty unmatched craft."

REVIEW: Millar & Fegredo's

REVIEW: Millar & Fegredo's "MPH" #2

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo deliver a strong sophomore issue in "MPH" #2, which serves as "another recent jewel in Millar's crown."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Astro City," "Captain Marvel" Get High Marks

There's no shortage of fantastic comics released last week, from BOOM!'s "The Empty Man" & "Lumberjanes" to Image Comics' "Starlight" & more.

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's

REVIEW: Millar & Parlov's "Starlight" #4

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #4 "revels in its nostalgia but also promises to mine new territory in exciting ways."

REVIEW: Bunn & Del Rey's

REVIEW: Bunn & Del Rey's "The Empty Man" #1

Cullen Bunn & Vanessa R. Del Rey's "The Empty Man" #1 is "instantly palatable, combining action and exposition fluidly for a quick, climactic read."

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" #13

Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson take a day hour-by-hour in "Astro City" #13, featuring some of the "best artwork on the series to date."

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