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SPINOFF REVIEW: "Fast & Furious 6" is "Endlessly Entertaining"

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Fast & Furious 6" is "Endlessly Entertaining"

Leaving logic in its dust, director Justin Lin's "Fast & Furious 6" is a relentless, and endlessly entertaining, thrill ride filled with belief-defying car chases and a gleeful sense of its own ridiculousness.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Iron Man" #10, "Battlestar Galactica" #1

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Iron Man" #10, "Battlestar Galactica" #1

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases, including "Fatale" #14, the final issue of "Sword of Sorcery" #8, "Avengers: The Enemy Within" #1 and Jai Nitz & Greg Smallwood's "Dream Thief" #1.

REVIEW: The "Psychological Exploration" of "Fatale" #14

REVIEW: The "Psychological Exploration" of "Fatale" #14

Jennifer Cheng gives Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #14 4 stars, saying the issue "maintains the grim, yet lovely, melancholy and the suffusing atmosphere of fate that make this creative team's work so memorable."

REVIEW: The "Instantly Relatable" "Avengers: The Enemy Within" #1

REVIEW: The "Instantly Relatable" "Avengers: The Enemy Within" #1

Doug Zawisza gives "Avengers: The Enemy Within" #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Scott Hepburn 4 stars, saying the issue "has gravity and emotion aplenty, but not at the sacrifice of character moments or action."

REVIEW: "Wolverine and the X-Men" #23 is "Flat-out Awesome"

REVIEW: "Wolverine and the X-Men" #23 is "Flat-out Awesome"

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Wolverine and the X-Men" 4 stars, calling the future-glimpse issue by Jason Aaron and Ramon Perez "equally touching, intriguing, hilarious and flat out awesome."

REVIEW: "Adventures of Superman" #3

REVIEW: "Adventures of Superman" #3

Doug Zawisza gives the digital-first "Adventures of Superman" #3 by Justin Jordan and Riley Rossmo 4 stars, saying the series "presents consistently high quality craftsmanship and entertaining stories that show Superman at his best."

REVIEW: "Dream Thief" #1

REVIEW: "Dream Thief" #1

Greg McElhatton gives the debut issue of "Dream Thief" by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood 4.5 stars, saying the issue "hits each beat at just the right moment, in a way that builds the suspense and surprises perfectly."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Batman" #20, "Uncanny Avengers" #8

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Batman" #20, "Uncanny Avengers" #8

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases, including Niles & Harris' "Chin Music" #1, "Justice League of America" #3, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #21 and "Thor: God of Thunder" #8.

REVIEW: "Harbinger" #12

REVIEW: "Harbinger" #12

Jennifer Cheng gives "Harbinger" #12 by Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine 4 stars, saying Dysart "pulls off the feat of creating suspense when the reader already knows something of the outcome."

REVIEW: "Avenging Spider-Man" #20

REVIEW: "Avenging Spider-Man" #20

Doug Zawisza gives "Avenging Spider-Man" #20 by Chris Yost and Marco Checchetto 4 stars, calling Checchetto's art "surprisingly lively despite his intense dedication to detail and the stark tone of the setting."

REVIEW: "Uncanny Avengers" #8

REVIEW: "Uncanny Avengers" #8

Kelly Thompson gives Rick Remender & Daniel Acuna's "Uncanny Avengers" #8 4 stars, saying the issue "levels up the playing field in a devastating way, and there's no arguing that it's a hell of a beautiful book."

REVIEW: "Thor: God of Thunder" #8

REVIEW: "Thor: God of Thunder" #8

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Thor: God of Thunder" #8 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic 4 stars, calling the issue of the Marvel NOW! series "a warped look at how intricate and involved myths can sometimes become."

REVIEW: "Batman" #20

REVIEW: "Batman" #20

Doug Zawisza gives "Batman" #20 4 stars, saying the issue by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo "reads like a breath of fresh air, albeit one tinged with loss and lament" following the death of Damian.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: JMS & Templesmith's "Ten Grand" #1

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: JMS & Templesmith's "Ten Grand" #1

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases, including "Shadowman" #0, "Thanos Rising" #2, "Sesame Street" #1 and DC's digital-first series "Adventures of Superman" #1.

REVIEW: "Indestructible Hulk" #7

REVIEW: "Indestructible Hulk" #7

Greg McElhatton gives "Indestructible Hulk" #7 by Mark Waid and new series artist Walter Simonson 4 stars, saying "the idea of the Hulk being a coiled spring held in reserve is a perfectly legitimate take on the character."

REVIEW: "Aquaman" #19

REVIEW: "Aquaman" #19

Doug Zawisza gives "Aquaman" #19 written by Geoff Johns with art by Paul Pelletier 4 stars, calling the issue "one of the most enjoyable books on the racks nowadays, and certainly a reliably entertaining read from DC."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Millar & Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #1

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Millar & Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #1

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 25 new releases, including "Uncanny X-Men" #5, "Guardians of the Galaxy" #2, "Batman Incorporated" #10 and Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #26.

REVIEW: "Rachel Rising" #16

REVIEW: "Rachel Rising" #16

Jennifer Cheng gives Terry Moore's "Rachel Rising" #16 4 stars, saying the issue presents "a great time to get into the Moore's long-form horror story."

REVIEW: "Guardians of the Galaxy" #2

REVIEW: "Guardians of the Galaxy" #2

James Hunt gives "Guardians of the Galaxy" #2 by Bendis McNiven and Pichelli 4.5 stars, saying "between the rock-solid skill on display and a well-told story, [it's] more than worth the price of admission."

REVIEW: "Young Avengers" #4

REVIEW: "Young Avengers" #4

Greg McElhatton gives "Young Avengers" #4 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton 4.5 stars, saying, "If you aren't reading 'Young Avengers,' you're missing out on one of the top superhero comics currently being published."

REVIEW: "Uncanny Avengers" #7

REVIEW: "Uncanny Avengers" #7

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Uncanny Avengers" #7 by Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna 4 stars, saying the issue "has great moments and builds the tension and action quite nicely."

REVIEW: "Batman Incorporated" #10

REVIEW: "Batman Incorporated" #10

Greg McElhatton gives "Batman Incorporated" #10 by Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, Jason Masters & Andrei Bressan 4 stars, saying, "Everything's aligning in a manner that promises an explosive conclusion."

REVIEW: "Jupiter's Legacy" #1

REVIEW: "Jupiter's Legacy" #1

Greg McElhatton gives "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely 4 stars, calling the issue "elegantly written and drawn" by the creative team, and "a book to be proud of."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Age of Ultron" #6, "Justice League" #19

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Age of Ultron" #6, "Justice League" #19

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 25 new releases, including "Danger Girl: Trinity" #1, "Daredevil: End of Days" #7, "Nova" #3 and Brian Wood & Ming Doyle's "Mara" #4.

REVIEW: "Daredevil: End of Days" #7

REVIEW: "Daredevil: End of Days" #7

James Hunt gives "Daredevil: End of Days" #7 4.5 stars, calling the issue by Brian Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and Alex Maleev "superhero noir in all the best ways."

Check Out All of CBR's Reviews!

Check Out All of CBR's Reviews!

Each week, our Review Staff looks at tons of new releases! The complete archive of their reviews, positive and otherwise, can be found in CBR's comic book reviews index!

REVIEW: "Chew" #33

REVIEW: "Chew" #33

Jennifer Cheng gives "Chew" #33 by John Layman and Rob Guillory 4 stars, saying it's the creators' "excellent pacing and framing that make the silent ending panel stark and punchy."

REVIEW: "Daredevil" #25

REVIEW: "Daredevil" #25

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Daredevil" #25 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee 4 stars, calling the introduction of a new villain "another great issue from one of the most satisfying creative teams on the book."

REVIEW: "Age of Ultron" #6

REVIEW: "Age of Ultron" #6

Doug Zawisza gives "Age of Ultron" #6 4 stars saying the issue by Brian Michael Bendis, Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco "delivers a couple gasp-worthy moments and everything changes."

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Oblivion"

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Oblivion"

Spectacular visuals and a solid main cast buoy director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion," which is awash in derivative storylines with few surprises for anyone who's ever watched a science fiction film.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Saga" #12, "Star Wars" #4

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Saga" #12, "Star Wars" #4

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 25 new releases, including "Batman and Red Robin" #19, "Sex" #2, "Age of Ultron" #5, "Constantine" #2 and Remender & Acuna's "Uncanny Avengers" #6.

REVIEW: "Saga" #12

REVIEW: "Saga" #12

Jennifer Cheng gives "Saga" #12 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples 4 stars, calling the issue "an enjoyable read, written and drawn with Vaughn and Staples' usual level of craft."

REVIEW: "Batman and Red Robin" #19

REVIEW: "Batman and Red Robin" #19

Doug Zawisza gives "Batman and Red Robin" #19 4.5 stars, calling the first New 52 appearance of Carrie Kelly by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason "an amazingly touching, entertaining story."

REVIEW: "The Walking Dead" #109

REVIEW: "The Walking Dead" #109

Kelly Thompson gives "The Walking Dead" #109 4 stars, saying the issue by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard continues the trend of "a wonderful combination of beloved characters struggling in a zombie apocalypse."

REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #4

REVIEW: "Uncanny X-Men" #4

Kelly Thompson gives "Uncanny X-Men" #4 4.5 stars, saying the issue by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo has "hidden depths and grand plans, all of which have epic potential."

REVIEW: "Hawkeye" #9

REVIEW: "Hawkeye" #9

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Hawkeye" #9 by Matt Fraction and David Aja 4 stars, saying Aja's "spectacular design sense is made further impressive" in the relationship-centric issue.

REVIEW: "Batman" #19

REVIEW: "Batman" #19

Greg McElhatton gives "Batman" #19 4.5 stars, calling the issue by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo with James Tynion IV and Alex Maleev "one of my favorite issues of this series to date."

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Thanos Rising" #1, "Harbinger Wars" #1

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Thanos Rising" #1, "Harbinger Wars" #1

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases, including "Detective Comics" #19, the 900th anniversary issue, Allie & Mignola's "Abe Sapien" #1 and Max Bemis' "Polarity" #1.

REVIEW: "Locke & Key: Omega" #4

REVIEW: "Locke & Key: Omega" #4

Jennifer Cheng gives "Locke & Key: Omega" #4 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez 4.5 stars, calling the IDW series "consistently one of the best books on the stands."

REVIEW: "Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic" #3

REVIEW: "Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic" #3

Doug Zawisza gives "Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic" #3 by Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Del Mundo & Yves Bigarel 4.5 stars, calling it "a well-executed Infinite Comic from Marvel that spectacularly informs the reader of Gamora."

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