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The best Peter Capaldi performance of the year, Loki makes a hilarious hero and this week's "Astro City" shows you how to grab somebody by the feels and never let go.
A dour week of comics as nothing really rocked, Bucky Barnes trips, "Evil Empire" runs out of surprises and more issues impede the idea of a Wednesday haul.
John Layman's foodie franchise, two Guardians of the Galaxy, a friend of vampires & insane animal men win the week.
Crack into the head of the Decepticon leader, catch up with Vaughan and Staples' space opera and Darryl Makes Comics in a big, winning week of comics.
"Lazarus" heads home while "Memetic" changed the rules of warfare, Hobgoblin's got a new line of work and the origin of Cybertron's Primes is revealed.
James Howlett's "death" headlines a week of unfavorable periodicals as Miles Morales gets his banter on, and Red Sonja squares off against lightsabers. Wait, what?
"Astro City" dazzles with its sheer mastery of the form, "Batgirl" goes full-on millennial and a new Image book has an amazing take on fantasy and loss.
Nothing was really great or terrible, though "Concrete Park" tried, Victor Von Doom got sweet revenge and "Gotham Academy" tries to make teen angst work.
Loki, Transformers, and Red Sonja all swung and missed, while "Saga" has a rare issue where it's just good and not amazing.
A group of giant robots find far more emotional resonance than you would likely expect while asking questions they didn't want answers to.
This week, Hyperion finds his place in the world, a college rivalry goes horribly awry and a girl raised by a cult becomes somebody making her own decisions.
A fascinating trip in experimental storytelling, time traveling Hunter Rose, a prison world with entertainment veterans guiding the way & madness meets NASA.
A Top Cow Pilot Season winner delivers a simply stunning finale, Megatron investigates and Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples show how things fall apart.
A city under siege, complex plans for firefights and fury, traps being sprung and old business returning to get settled make for a winning week of comics.
Strong showings from one of Valiant's odd couples and a solid debut from "Midnight Tiger" lead off a week that wins so big, there was nothing terrible. How about that?
Things don't go well with no new comic shining brightly enough that it demands Hannibal's hard-earned dollars.
A talented indie steps up, writer Felipe Smith defines heroism and Jimmie Robinson sings his murderous swan song in a winning week of comics!
Despite "Saga" continuing its epic run, other titles embarrassed and befuddled while a mountain of 'meh' preceded Nerdi Gras.
Bobby DaCosta and Sam Guthrie are having a whole lot of fun, and fairy tale sisters stand ready to rumble while She-Hulk falls down on the job.
Megatron gets trapped in a locked door mystery while Joshua Hale Fialkov takes us down a path less traveled in "Life After."
Matt Murdock heads cross country, Death settles the score and brothers find answers they need in a week that overcomes even Rocket Raccoon's cliched misstep.
A winning week shows characters wishing for more than they have and struggling with how to get it while Dr. Strange inexplicably struggles against a demon.
Three jumps make it a good week as the newest Gillen/McKelvie joint illuminates and Darth Maul strikes back, even while a Vertigo mainstay misses a step.
Busiek and Anderson challenge your brain in a chronologically complex tale of passion and possibility while a solar system stands poised on the brink of war.
Two thinkers show how to work around the biggest and the strongest in adventures in divinity and assassination, yet three bad book drag the week down.
The "mad" Titan navel gazes fruitlessly while Thunderbolt Ross wastes time in a week of comics that tries, but ultimately lets you down.
It's a good week for bad people as Darth Maul leaps into the limelight, while Image delivers three great creator-owned titles that combine bloodshed and brainy.
Megatron makes a capable captain, bickering brothers spice up a heist, the new Ghost Rider handles action well & Puss in Boots makes for an unlikely hero.
Everything's coming up Loki as Miles Morales lets us down, Cyclops and Red Sonja tug at our heart strings and apparently Mister Terrific kills the future.
An indie comic sensation creates another page turner, Comicraft's franchise product goes full Miramax and Megatron becomes an Autobot.
Jack Bauer's back, Uatu relates to Nova and creator-owned ideas swing for the fences and connect with plain talk sci-fi and presidential politics meeting punk music.
Jimmie Robinson's indie sensation heads home while Spidey goes traditional, an Autobot makes her mark and Larime Taylor's serial killer has a plan.
Kurt Busiek and Felipe Smith deliver fantastic new ideas as a magician par excellence and Marvel's new spirit of vengeance move towards becoming icons.
Loki steps between the cracks and Marc Spector gives you all the action you can handle while Hal Jordan, Quantum & Red Sonja give it a heck of a try.
The column's 9th anniversary at CBR sees Otto Parker fall down and a fan community again suffer an unfair, unprovoked attack, even as "Catwoman" shines.
Nothing bad meets nothing good enough to buy, though brave showings came in from "Witcher," "Daredevil," "Superman Unchained" and more.
Shockwave's plan becomes clear, Carol Danvers & Winged Victory show the boys how it's done, a vengeful Horseman chases fate and an unknown X-Man saves the day.
A witty, political new series from Max Bemis leads a winning week that had no truly bad comics and ambitious attempts from Warren Ellis, Mark Millar and more.
A winning week - barely - with good times for bad people from Image Comics while Aquaman goes to his high school reunion. Really.
Eisner favorites phoned it in and most of the week's other comics just kind of showed up for roll call without doing anything special.