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S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 0

Hickman and Weaver's stellar series closes out its inaugural volume in high style! Things quit being philosophical and get physical as Davinci and Newton's armies clash in the City of the Immortals. Tesla's ready for round two with agents Stark of Richards. And the Forever Man reveals himself to a disillusioned Leonid.  The Good Weaver does an excellent job of making this battlefield look like a real warzone. What could've easily been a Saturday night sissy fight between brainiacs really feels l...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Infinite Vacation #1 0

Have you ever wandered what your life would be like if you had lived it differently? Where would you be if you had went to another college? What would've happened if you asked that really cute sales girl for her number? What if you had pursued your dreams instead of playing it safe? Well, imagine if you had the option to change your entire existence. Just think, what if you could altar something as big as the career you chose or something as little as what you ate for breakfast. This, my friends...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Green Lantern #62 0

The New Guardians arc concludes and paves the way for the upcoming War of The Green Lanterns event.    The Good  I really like this cover. Love the contrast between the heroic Justice League and the morally questionable (to say the least) leaders of the other Corps.  I've always liked Krona as a villain. In the past he's been portrayed as a mad scientist who took his search for knowledge too far, which was perfectly executed. However, I love the way John's has managed to make him a truly derange...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Black Panther: Man Without Fear # 515 0

I normally wait to the end but BUY THIS COMIC!!! Liss and Francavilla manage to cram so much awesome into this single issue that it's mind boggling!!!  The Good This weeks Cover is stellar. Bianchi and Peruzzi really did a smash up job on this one.   T'challa and Vlad's rooftop battle is excellently done and extremely satisfying, Liss' banter between the two during these panels is great. Despite their short time of interaction with one another they already have an organic antagonism and chemistr...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Batman and Robin #20 0

The new creative team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason move into the house Grant Morrison built and tackle the Dynamic Duo. Their first foray? A good old fashioned mystery.  The Good Early in the story Batman & Robin are called in by Gordon to investigate the body of a john doe who plunged from a rooftop dressed as an angel, complete with glowing wings. With all the cosmic and supernatural goings on in the Batman world lately it's refreshing to see "The world's greatest detective" doin...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Thunderbolts #152 0

Thunderbolts vs. Godzilla (and friends)!!!   The Good This is a seriously, seriously fun issue. I'm not even going to dwell on the why and how's of this issue (because they don't make sense). I'm just going to turn my analytical cap off and enjoy the fireworks. I mean sure, this kind of mission is clearly outside the scope of their operations. Why the Avengers aren't handling something on this scale is beyond me, but thankfully they aren't. If they had been we wouldn't have this lovely issue rig...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #4 0

Dynamo Springs into action to rescue NoMan and Raven, and S.P.I.D.E.R.'s insider makes their move  The Good  I like the Samsonesque cover. You know the drill by now, Cafu plus a special guest artist for a flashback sequence. Well this week's guest is none other than the legendary George Perez! And boy does he not disappoint! The section he illustrates is of a T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents' orientation video. There's a full page spread where Perez masterfully manages to depict nearly every incarnation of...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Red Robin #20 0

The fallout for Red Robin's actions in Russia is felt as Catman comes to town and The Calculator makes his play to reclaim the Unternet.  The Good To's artwork is strong as always and perfectly suited to Nicieza's narrative.   The issue starts off with Catman and Red Robin in the middle of a fight. Judging from his appearance Tim's been on the receiving end of the punishment. Despite this he manages to corner Catman. I like the way Catman handles himself in this issue. I especially like the way ...

15 out of 15 found this review helpful.

Punisher Max #10 0

The NYPD declares war on Frank and The Kingpin decides that Bullseye's too much of a liability and that his services will no longer be required.   The Good I've been enjoying these covers by Dave Johnson, especially the Bullseye themed covers of the past few issues.   I've loved Steve Dillon's artwork since the first page of preacher. In fact, the only reason I picked up this series was because I saw his name on the cover. I think his art style is perfectly suited for the Punisher's world. It's ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Justice League: Generation Lost #19 0

Max-2, Beetles-0...  The Good  Once again Dustin Nguyen turns in an excellent cover. Always love the work he does on this title. This issue's very, "minimalist" would be the term I'd use. But sometimes the simplest approach truly is the best one. I love the use of color on this cover. The bold contrast of the black on red is perfectly complimented with just the appropriate shade and use of blue.    This week's flashback features Jaime talking to his friends about his powers and the fates of the ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Invincible Iron Man 500.1 0

Brother Stark takes 'em church and TESTIFIES!!!!  The Good Okay, so I gotta admit, I initially HATED this issue. Tony at an AA meeting? Really, man? We're STILL beating that inebriated horse? When I began reading this in my local shop I immediately felt like this was a "Sagas" with more pictures. Like a comic book equivalent of watching a clip show, with a little cast and director commentary. But I was wrong, very wrong. What this comic is is an excellent retelling of Tony's origin. We get Tony'...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Haunt #13 0

After taking down Hurg and his cartel The Agency moves on to their next target, an organization known as "Arc Light". But before the Brothers Kilgore can spring into action Kurt mysteriously disappears, where has he gone and why?  The Good This comic's $1.99! If you're not reading this series yet then here's incentive enough for you to do so, it's the start of a new arc so jump in!   There are 3 covers for this issue by Capullo, Larsen, and Ottley respectively . Each has it's on charm, but I mos...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Flash #9 0

The road to Flash Point begins as Barry is called in to investigate a cape related crime scene and a new speedster from the future, Hot Pursuit, has returned to the present to warn Barry about bad things on the horizon.   The Good Francis Manapul is back!!! No offense to Scott Kolins (very much enjoyed his fill in art), but Manapul is the artists who's defined this series. This guy was born to draw The Flash and this cover 100% evidences that. one word description for it, Iconic, no more need be...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Invincible #77 0

The Viltrumite War concludes on Earth!!! And surprisingly not a single punch is thrown, heh. Way to play with my expectations, Kirkman.   The Good As usual, Ottley turns in a very nice cover. The image of a battle scarred Mark facing off against Thragg and his Elite Viltrumites is great. I've been enjoying all the little intricacies of Ottley's art in this arc. The way he has the characters blood behave in the vacuum of space is great and Plascencia's colors really pop on this cover, especially ...

14 out of 14 found this review helpful.

Brightest Day #19 0

The long delayed Aquawar kicks off!!! The Entity suddenly feels chatty and decides to let Deadman in on just what it's goal is.   The Good Another dope cover, provided by David Finch, and it's not on a white cover! (they looked great but just weren't functional). I don't know why this of all things stands out to me but I really like the particle effects look in the water.   Boy is this issue pretty, I mean really pretty. Just look at that gorgeous splash page of Siren and her Xebel army breachin...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

X-23 #5 0

Mrs. Sinister makes some not so surprising revelations about Laura's past, Gambit is understandably leery of her claims and Laura and Alice bond about clone stuff.   The Good FINALLY a good cover for this title. I was beginning to think that we'd NEVER get one. I mean laura still doesn't look like quite how she should on it (still looks too old), but hey, gambit looks dope. and aside from laura's face and hair, everything else on it is very well done.    Conrad's interior artwork remains strong....

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Uncanny X-Men #532 0

Sebastian Shaw strikes back, The Collective man strikes out, and Lobe wants to strike a deal...  The Good Fraction and Gillen have a great handle on Fantomex. In all of his appearances in this arc he's been absolutely humorous and fun to read. His back and forth with Emma's very well done, the two play off one another perfectly. After his actions last issue Emma's understandably more than a bit miffed at him. But in the guy's defense,I'm sure dropping Shaw from E.V.A. at 10,000 ft really seemed ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Justice League: Generation Lost #18 0

A mentally manipulated Power Girl attacks the JLI and Max waxes maniacal while performing some most unpleasant experiments on Blue Beetle.   The Good  First of all let me applaud Arron Lopresti for his excellent work on this month's Covers. Last issue's was a smash and this issue's is no different. The Image of Captain Atom flying toward the reader, face set and ready for action is rather simple. But sometimes the simple things are the most effective. This cover has that truly iconic feel too it...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Wicked City 0

Scott Snyder concludes his Black Mirror arc while pulling off the ever elusive 3-Peat, Phil Jackson and Pat Riley would be ever so proud.  The Good While not as strong as last issue's cover, I still very much am impressed with Jock's offering. The style is much more traditional than his usual work within the pages of the comic, and it's a nice change of pace and shows his range as an artists. I especially love the blue Batman Emblem, it's very Dick Grayson, but in an understated innocuous manner...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #4 0

This issue we get introduced to NoMan, a surviving member of the original squad of agents.   The Good Really, really like this cover. It's directly modeled after a cover from the original series. And perfectly sums up the nature of this series. Honoring the spirit of the past while moving forward into the future.   Love the character study of NoMan in this issue. I  like his portrayal here, it's a logical progression of his characterization from past runs. We meet Dr. Anthony Dunn in the twiligh...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Morning Glories #6 0

This issue kicks off the series second arc with the introduction of a new character and a big reveal  The Good The Art team continues to smash it out of the park, especially Esquejo with this month's cover.    As the art team keeps things visually smooth, so does Mr. Spencer on the literary end. In this issue we are introduced to Julie Hayes, a scientific prodigy with a checkered past. Julie is a woman on the run who finds herself approached by the mysterious Dr. Ellsworth while on the lamb in L...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The Invincible Iron Man #500 0

One of Tony's present mistakes ends up chewing a substantial chunk of our collective ass in the future. In the present Tony seeks out Peter Parker to help him remember the very creation that ushers in a dark tomorrow.   The Good Whoo, so, so much to like this issue. Let's start with the length, man oh, oh man is this A LOT of comic! You get every cent of that $5 you shell out for this issue. You even get a nice preview of Nick Spencer's Iron Man 2.0 to boot.   This Issue has four story lines run...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Brightest Day #18 0

Love conquers all and the white power ring charges to 100% with most unexpected results  The Good   David Finch Delivers a great cover for this week, just look over to the right as you're reading this review. Yeah, that's poster worthy, my friend.I always like to watch the sparks fly when any of The Rogues clash with Captain Cold. This is especially true for Digger. At the beginning of the issue we see a bit of the fallout between he and Cold which results from him freeing Zoom.  Let us all rejo...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Black Panther: Man Without Fear #514 0

T'Challa and Vlad have their first face to face and casualties ensue.  The Good Francavilla's one man art show continues to impress and create a flawless noir atmosphere for Panther's world.   There's some pretty humorous moments in this issue that feel really organic. Early in the story we see Nicolae try to capture the Panther by setting up a staged mugging. Unbeknown to him, Panther's already disarmed his men, much to his chagrin. Gotta love the condescending way that T'Challa refers to them ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Justice League Generation Lost #17 0

Max makes due on his promise to come after the JLI if they come after him. Meanwhile Checkmate's shut down by the U.N. as Max's grand scheme starts to come together. Before the JLI can get their rescue mission off the ground in Tokyo, one of the Leagues heavy hitters arrives to take down Captain Atom.  The Good Lopresti does this week's cover and boy is it awesome! This is poster worthy work here, people. I just love absolutely everything about it. Out of all the artists working on this title Lo...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2 0

The new recruits are gathered together and commence their first mission, rescue Raven or die (a bit earlier than advertised) trying. There's also a concurrently running backup feature that reveals the background of Henry Cosegi, the new Lightning.  The Good Last issue focused on the demise of the former Agents and Toby, the new "Salesman", and his introduction to the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. initiative. This issue's very light on action, BUT we do get some great characterization for Lightning. We also get...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #1 0

T'Challa trades the wilds of Wakanda for the urban jungle of Hell's Kitchen. *Cue the Guns & Roses!!!*   The Good Really, really like this cover. The gossamer image of Daredevil is a very nice touch. Black Panther looks awesome on it and   makes me wish he had held on to his vibranium armor. The interior artwork by Francavilla's equally as strong. I'm a huge fan of his artwork on the Detective Comics Gordon backup feature and this is done in the same style. It strongly reminds of Mazzucchell...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Morning Glories #5 0

The first arc of the topnotch series concludes in a most satisfying manner, though no so satisfyingly for Ike...  The Good The cover by Esquejo, as always, is excellent and Sollazzo's vibrant colors really give it a dynamic feel. If you've read my reviews you'll know I'm always a fan of covers reflecting the contents within and this one does so quite effectively.   The issue opens with Mr. Gribbs talking to an unknown student about the purpose, goals, and lofty ideals of the Morning Glory Academ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Brightest Day #17 0

Guess what happens in this comic...nothing, abso-frakin-lutely nothing!!!   The Good David Finch's cover is awesome and the artwork continues to be nicely handled by the cadre of artists.   There's some truly touching moments with Boston Brand and his grandfather. Too bad the issue didn't follow that ray of light.Really would like to see good ol' Deadman get a bit more spotlight in this series.    The Bad  EDIT!: After recounting the number of pages I must admit this is the same page length as a...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Green Lantern #61 0

Atrocitus' tracks down The Butcher, who's on the hunt for a new host, but he's not the only with his eyes on the entity. The specter finally clashes with big red bull and throws a monkey wrench in Atrocitus' plans.   The Good This issue starts with Atrocitus killing an abusive police officer in order to track down the Butcher, killing the abuser's victim in the process. This moment, in a nutshell, perfectly defines Atrocitus. He's a bad guy, a villain. I mean come, on even his name's evil. Let's...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

X-23 #4 0

Laura hits the open road and runs into danger and everybody's favorite Cajun  The Good  Will Conrad and Marco Checchetto continue to provide excellent interior artwork. There's a soft texture and inexplicable prettiness to it that's made fully alive by Rauch's colors.  Liu's writing, while not as long as issues past, still has it's highlights here. She really has a handle on Laura's social awkwardness that's really endearing. She really reads like someone who's knowledge of the world and others ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

S.H.I.E.L.D #5 0

The secret Identity of The Night Machine is revealed, Da Vinci's return starts a fracture in the Brotherhood of the Shield, and the drums of war begin to pound.  The Good Another issue, another excellent cover by Dustin Weaver. I love the design of the "Night Machine". Despite him just standing there the lighting effects and coloring and painted style really bring the image to life. Weaver's interior art remains just as wonderful. It has a vintage yet vibrant feel to it and Strain's colors highl...

8 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Batman: The Dark Knight #1 0

David Finch wears multiple hats while tackling the Goddamn Batman! Suffice it to say one hat fits and looks way better than the other.  The Good The art is the main attraction of this show. From looking at the cover you can tell that Finch is a guy who "gets" Batman's look, his world. Overall he does a great job of capturing the visual elements of Batman and Gotham city. This is particularly apparent during the fight with Killer Croc .   I like that we get a look into Bruce's childhood that does...

2 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Detective Comics #872 0

Dick manages to infiltrate the Mirror House and gets a step closer to apprehending the man behind the movement, but is the Dark Knight pursuing or is he being played by his prey?   The Good Love, love, love this cover!!!! It's mysterious. It's macabre. It's ominous. And it perfectly reflects this issue. Oh, and yes, that is "THAT" crowbar you're seeing.   With every page turned of this comic one can't help but think that this team was meant to be paired together, and even more so, that they were...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Flash #8 0

Last time we got a look into the who and why of Captain Boomerang and this issue Professor Zoom get's the same treatment   The Good John's  writing in this issue, as usual, is mighty solid, and he definitely has a handle on what makes Zoom tick. Kolins artwork does an equally solid job of capturing the feel of John's writing. You can visibly see Zoom become more and more spiteful and angry as the issue progresses. By the time you see him attired as the Reverse Flash, you can see he's a man fully...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Invincible #76 0

The action continues hot and heavy from last issue as the heated Viltrumite War continues. When Thragg goes on a rampage the battle between the Viltrumites and the C.O.P. starts going south for the latter. None of these soldiers leave this battle unscathed, and some don't leave at all...  The Good I'm not as in love with this cover as I was last issue's, but that doesn't negate it's own awesomeness. The image of Throgg and Mark embroiled in heated combat is very visceral and dynamic. Man, you ca...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Invincible #75 0

The Coalition of Planets, led by Thaedus, launches their final assault on The Viltrumite homeworld. War is hell, and it most definitely breaks loose when these two forces collide.    The Good  I've got to start off by saying that this is an ACTION PACKED ISSUE!!! This sets up the titanic art team of Ottley, Rathburn,& Plascencia to shine like 1,000 exploding suns. The cover is fantastic! The coloring, the line work, the character models, the background details, it's all superb. Not a single ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Haunt #12 0

After being on the boot end of a few ass kickings, the good guys finally get a little Payback on Mr. Hurg and his cohorts.   The Good Haunt has been a thrilling ride thus far and this issue brings this initial arc to a triumphant close. We've seen Daniel Kilgore go from a wayward priest quarreling with his estranged brother, Kurt, to stepping into his combat boots as an agent for the organization that his presently deceased, but presently present, brother worked for. The Way Kirkman shows Daniel...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Uncanny X-Men #531 0

Warren's off base team springs into action against the Collective Man. Meanwhile on Utopia the sick are getting sicker and Dr. Rao takes drastic actions to find a cure. Elsewhere something's finally done with Sebastian Shaw, thanks to your friendly neighborhood Fantomex.   The Good After Second Coming I was really concerned that Matt Fraction had lost his knack for writing Marvel's menagerie of merry mutants, but this issue has once again made me a believer. This issue is a display of why Fracti...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Invincible Iron Man #33 0

Tony races against time to save Pepper while simultaneously trying to save himself and the "Resilient" prototype from Detroit Steel and his fighter drones.   The Good Man, oh man, do I love this series, let me start by saying that if you're not reading this then I'm assuming you're either blind, dead, or stupid. I kid, I kid but seriously, if you're not reading Fraction's Iron Man you're a baby hating terrorist!!! Anyways, onto this issue, and what a stellar issue it is.   Oh so much to love abo...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.