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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Sex Criminals," "Shutter" Close to the Top

Image Comics wins over reviewers with their latest issues while other titles such as "Hexed" and "Batman Eternal" get high marks.

ADV. REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's

ADV. REVIEW: Gillen & McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #3

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie deliver another impressive issue with "The Wicked + The Divine" #3, "a religious experience in and of itself."

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarksy's

REVIEW: Fraction & Zdarksy's "Sex Criminals" #7

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #7 is "another big success," creating an "inventive and funny" issue that continues the series' run.

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REVIEW: "Expendables 3" is Dependable Fun, Despite Action-Star Overload

With an ensemble cast so large that many of its players have little to do, the latest installment of Sylvester Stallone’s action franchise satisfies despite itself.

REVIEW: Nelson & Mora's

REVIEW: Nelson & Mora's "Hexed" #1

Michael Alan Nelson and Dan Mora bring back "Hexed" for a new series, presenting "a solid story with a nice hook of an ending."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Howtoons," "Lazarus," "Moon Knight" & More

All-ages books standouts included "Howtoons [Re]ignition" and Terry Moore's "SIP Kids" while "Lazarus," "Moon Knight and others stayed strong.

5-STAR REVIEW: Van Lente & Fowler's

5-STAR REVIEW: Van Lente & Fowler's "Howtoons [Re]Ignitiion" #1

Fred Van Lente and Tom Fowler's "Howtoons [Re]Ignition" #1 revives the series in an "informative, entertaining and masterful" way.

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's

REVIEW: Soule & Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7

Charles Soule & Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #7 continues the duo's run on the series that is "a book unlike any out there right now."

REVIEW: Sakai's

REVIEW: Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1

Stan Sakai's ronin rabbit returns for "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1, an issue that's as "excellent as ever" and takes place in the future.

REVIEW: Doc Ock Returns in Slott, Gage & Camuncoli's

REVIEW: Doc Ock Returns in Slott, Gage & Camuncoli's "Superior Spider-Man" #32

Dan Slott, Christos Gage & Giuseppe Camuncoli bring back Doc Ock for "Superior Spider-Man" #32, an issue "backed by action and excitement."

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REVIEW: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Is the Summer Movie Equivalent of Taking Up Space

A loud, messy reboot, "TMNT" attempts to embrace its comic book origins and deliver an exciting blockbuster, ultimately failing at both goals.

ADVANCE REVIEW: Starlin's

ADVANCE REVIEW: Starlin's "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation" OGN

Jim Starlin's "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation" original graphic novel "is a terrific welcome home for one of comics' first fan-favorite creators."

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Hawkeye" Shows "How to Be Happy"

Eleanor Davis' "How to Be Happy," along with Matt Fraction & David Aja's "Hawkeye," get high praise while various comics such as "The Wake" shine on.

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips'

REVIEW: Brubaker & Phillips' "Fatale" #24

Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips wrap "Fatale" in extra-sized style for "an excellent example of the great modern comic."

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's

REVIEW: Kirkman & Azaceta's "Outcast" #2

Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta delivers a strong sophomore issue with "Outcast" #2, and the series "feels well on its way to a strong run."

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory's

REVIEW: Layman & Guillory's "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1

John Layman & Rob Guillory's "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" one-shot is a "bold, ridiculous and refreshing" issue in the "Chew"-niverse.

REVIEW: Gaiman & Williams'

REVIEW: Gaiman & Williams' "The Sandman: Overture" #3

Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III's "The Sandman: Overture" #3 delivers with "flights of whimsy, dangerously grim moments and beautiful inventive set pieces."

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #10

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" concluding issue "exceeds expectations that weren't even in place at the beginning of this series."

REVIEW: Pre-Batman

REVIEW: Pre-Batman "Gotham" Aims High, Falls Disappointingly Short

This take on Jim Gordon' early years in the GCPD is neither the Batman show fans need, nor the one they deserve right now.

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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Ragnarok" Raises a "Storm"

This past week several new titles including "Armor Hunters: Bloodshot," "Supreme: Blue Rose" and a few ongoing comic books dazzled readers.

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."

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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."

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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."

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