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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."

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.

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