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15 Jun 2010 // 2:34 AM

Secret Avengers #1

With the new values of the Heroic Age espoused as a rebirth of The Avengers, Writer Ed Brubaker tackles the damage done by the "Dark Reign".

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10 Jun 2010 // 2:35 AM

War of the Supermen #1-4

Writer James Robinson proves himself an indispensable talent, and offers a severe meditation on genocide, and redemption in telling the tale of the '100 Minute War'.

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‘Black Blizzard’ Is a Highpoint of Japanese Comics

Black Blizzard is excellent example of the raw talent that emerged from the golden age of Japanese comics and the enduring readability of a good old crime yarn.

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3 Jun 2010 // 3:08 AM

Siege #1-4

With epic themes and impressive artistic heroics, Siege is the premier summer blockbuster for the Marvel Universe.

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Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1

Despite the transparent nature of his 'death' at the end of Final Crisis, Bruce Wayne 'returns' to the DCU just as expected.

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27 May 2010 // 2:54 AM

Black Widow #1-2

In the hands of series regulars writer Marjorie Liu and artist Daniel Acuña, the Black Widow becomes an opulent mediation on third wave feminism, evolved from the character's original Cold War roots.

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‘Dark Avengers #16’: The End of a Dark Era

Dark Avengers #16 is a probing conclusion to both the Dark Avengers title and the “Siege” crossover event, tabling questions of patriotism, loyalty, security and liberty.

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Sam & Twitch: The Writer #1 (of 4)

From Gorky Park to se7en to Homicide: Life on the Streets, audiences have been exposed to thousands of hours of serial killer investigations. But what do the comics of the same look like?

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Vengeance of the Moon Knight #7-8: ‘Killed, Not Dead’

After the virtuoso redefining of the character in the previous storyarc, "Shock & Awe", writer Gregg Hurwitz pens a litmus test, not just for Moon Knight, but for the classic Marvel business model as well.

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Dino Buzzati’s ‘Poem Strip’ Lets Its Freak Flag Fly

A trippy descent into the underworld with a rock star, nudity and a jacket-demon.

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11 May 2010 // 2:55 AM

Codebreakers #1 (of 4)

Veteran FBI code-analyst and former hacker Don Foster goes rogue when bureaucracy fails to pursue a junior analyst Foster believes is still alive.

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Captain America: Who Won’t Wield the Shield?

A parody of the evolving creative-process-based culture, Captain America: Who Won't Wield the Shield? must get full marks.

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Ant #1

Another steady dread begins to build; if the limb is missing where is there no pain? PKD's classic story becomes classic art in the recent Marvel adapation.

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29 Apr 2010 // 2:40 AM

Victorian Undead #1

Sherlock Holmes versus zombies? I wasn't sure about this one, however...

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27 Apr 2010 // 2:50 AM

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Hickman weaves a story of inter-generational evolution and the social complexity of ancient cultures as he reimagines S.H.I.E.L.D. as a millenia-old conspiracy of human progress.

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21 Apr 2010 // 10:00 PM

Sparta U.S.A #1

This is an innovative new series that places a critique of the idealized culture of the American heartland within the context of a folksy small town isolated by yeti-filled mountains and under the control of a strange blue man.

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Justice League: Rise and Fall Saga

"One will Rise, and one, Fall", J. T. Krul pens a story the equal Jim Thompson's noir classic, "The Killer Inside Me".

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The Flash: Secret Files and Origins

Exceeding the sales-gimmick nature of standalone issues, writer Geoff Johns pens a work of superlative meaning and character development.

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Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way #1 & 2

Even if you never break into comics, at least you will have read Marvel's best anthology in some time.

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8 Apr 2010 // 1:29 AM

Ultimate X #1

Jeph Loeb delivers a tale of fatherhood and the growing into adolescence of a young mutant with an unremitting kindness.

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