Alpha Flight #4 (Marvel)
Andy: Notice how I omitted the “Fear Itself” tag from the title. Lets keep it that way.
Amazing Spider-Man #669 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: The other shoe has dropped as we get to see the downside of spider powers given by the Jakal. Should have seen it coming folks!
Jeff: Everybody give a hand to The Shocker…oh, wait, he already has 6 of them!
Andy: Man, I really thought Spider-Island was going to be a sack of lame. It’s anything but! I wonder who will keep their Spider Powers when it’s all over…
American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #4
Arnab: Oh my damn, this book is fantastic on so man levels. From issue to issue Snyder and Murphy weave a web of brilliance and present it to us on a platter.
Jeff: Big action, great character moments, fantastic art, Snyder and Murphy are masters!
Infinite Speech: Same great story with a few added behind the scenes extras to expand your reading experience!
Batman and Robin #1 (DC)
Andrew: Damian has never been so hateable! Maybe Peter J. Tomasi’s best Batman script yet.
Andy: What the hell was this? Emo Batman is NOT cool. This one would have been so much better is Bruce didn’t sob through it.
Arnab: Not the best start. At all. Bruce and Damian were written completely out of character.
Batwoman #1 (DC)
Andrew: Without a doubt one of, if not THE, sexiest comics on the shelf. And I’ll argue J.H. Williams III is the best artist in the game today.
Andy: Finally! It arrives! And it was everything we all hoped it would be. Didn’t even notice Greg Rucka’s name was missing from the cover.
Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #523 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: American Panther got knocked the F out! Though it looks like a new addititon to T’Challa’s rogues gallery has been added as well!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1 (Dark Horse)
NickZ: A great return for this series. This issue felt more like an episode of the TV show than any of the season 8 issues, not that I didn’t like them too.
Criminal the Last of the Innocent #1 (Icon)
Andy: My favorite Criminal story so far. A+ stuff.
Daken Dark Wolverine #14 (Marvel)
NickZ: OK, is Moon Knight always written this crazy!?! And are there now two Dakens!?! What’s going on?
Daredevil #3 (Marvel)
Andy: This swashbuckling Daredevil is very likeable. If you’ve never been a DD fan, try out this opening arc.
Deadpool #43 (Marvel)
NickZ: Dr. Whitby is more nuttier than Deadpool, and that is saying something! I loved the bit between Deadpool and the Queen, hilarious!
Deathstroke #1 (DC)
Andy: I was on the fence until the ending when I was injected with a dosage of badass. This is how a Deathstroke book should be done.
Demon Knights #1 (DC)
Andy: I like the surprise incorporation of a certain Vertigo lady. A little heavy on the slapstick, but the art was solid and the story fun. Give it a shot.
Executive Assistant: Orchid #3 (Aspen)
Infinite Speech: There’s nothing worse than an Executive Assistant scorned! Just ask the guys whose heads are lying all over the ground!
Andy: Bloody, sexy fun.
Fear Itself #6 (Marvel)
Andy: Umm… yeah. Why in the hell would Spider-Man repeatedly shout for May Parker in public? Marvel needs to circle the wagons, because DC is owning them right now.
Arnab: Sometimes I forget about Spiderman’s history. Then he swings around town shouting for May Parker and I remember, it’s a hot mess. Good issue though. Can’t wait to see those weapons in use.
Infinite Speech: When mortals get pissed Odin get’s put in his place! And Immonen makes it all look fantastic!
NickZ: Things are about to go down! Lot’s of iconic moments in this one, the Avengers carrying a beaten Thor, Cap standing alone with a shot gun, and Odin and Thor having a proper father/son moment.
Fear Itself: Hulk vs. Dracula #1 (Marvel)
Andy: This just makes absolutely no sense. And I like Gischler’s other vampire stuff. The art doesn’t help either.
Fear Itself: The Monkey King #1 (Marvel)
Andy: The fuck was this? Why does this one-shot exist? Something tells me the writer had little to do with it considering his name is missing from the cover.
Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1 (DC)
Andrew: Wow. Was not expecting to like this as much as I did. If you like weird, then you’ll like this title.
Andy: Animal Man leave you wanting more? Then read this book because Jeff Lemire wrote it too! And for the love of freaks everywhere, pick up Sweet Tooth already!
Ghost Rider #3
Andy: I’m really into Rob Williams’ X-stuff, but I couldn’t finish this issue.
Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #5 (Image)
Arnab: This is a fantastic story wrapped in excellent dialogue, amazing artwork, and fun personified. These kids are here to show you that there’s a lot more to being a super-villain than sub-par weaponry and a skewed sense of self worth.
Infinite Speech: Good idea: Avenging your parents. Bad Idea: Trying to take out a hero that doesn’t have an issue beating children.
Green Lantern #1 (DC)
Andrew: I’m very intrigued by this chapter of Hal and Sinestro’s life. This was a great first issue.
Andy: Pretty good. I like how the focus has been pulled on the major players for now. Geoff Johns writes better that way.
Infinite Speech: Hal’s unemployed and Sinestro doesn’t want the job that he has? Looks like a great buddy sitcom in the making here!
Grifter #1 (DC)
Andrew: Kind of an ambiguous start. Still not sure if I’ll pick up Grifter #2. Nice art, though.
Andy: Never cared about Grifter before, but this one has ambitiously pulled me in.
Hercules: Spider-Island #7 (Marvel)
Andy: I wish I could go pound a beer or 12 with Spider-Herc.
John Carter of Mars: A Princess of Mars #1 (Marvel)
Andy: Pretty soon there will be five, count’em- FIVE- Barsoom related comics on the shelf between Marvel and Dynamite. That’s too many.
Journey Into Mystery #627 (Marvel)
Andy: I think this series starring kid Loki has been great, but this issue should have been the first of the run. It feels off putting it in the third quarter of a story.
Mister Terrific #1 (DC)
Andrew: A little wordy, and I was confused by the sudden racial tension toward the end, but I really like it.
Infinite Speech: Really hoping the stories improve over the next few issues. Really.
Mystery Men #5 (Marvel)
Andy: This book was excellent in every way. Since you probably didn’t read it, buy the trade. You’ll get sucked in.
New Avengers #16 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Bendis has slowly made this one of the best incarnations of the Avengers to date! Now make Squirrel Girl a member and let’s get this thing poppin’!!
Pigs #1 (Image)
Andy: Sad the latest volume of Criminal just ended? Don’t worry, Pigs is here!
Punisher MAX#17 (Marvel)
Andy: Jason Aaron has made me a Punisher fan. This series is why.
Red Lanterns #1 (DC)
Andrew: Even if you’re not familiar with the RL’s, this book is definitely worth checking out.
Andy: Ummm… the opening was humorous but this book should not be silly if it’s supposed to work.
Resurrection Man #1 (DC)
Andy: If you skipped this one, turn around right now and buy it while you still can. This was up there with Swamp Thing, Animal Man, and Frankenstein.
Scalped #52 (Vertigo)
Andy: If you say you’ve already read the best comic ever, but you’ve never read Scalped, you’re lying.
Spider-Island Spider-Girl #2 (Marvel)
Andy: An awkward team up makes this book almost unreadable. I really want to like this character, too…
Star Wars: Dark Times #2 (Dark Horse)
Andy: If there is only one Star Wars title to be reading, it’s this one.
Star Wars Invasion: Rescues #3 (Dark Horse)
Andy: It’s a decent series taking place in a period that’s tough to write about because the events are already set in stone. The artwork could be better.
Suicide Squad #1 (DC)
Andrew: Didn’t care for the choice of artist for this book. Nice introduction to the characters, but next issue is when the fun starts.
Andy: I like the new Harley. And yes, the old version was getting old hat.
Arnab: Things are changing in the world of Superboy and this is a great way to start it off. Old and new fans alike should pick this up.
Andy: When I first looked at this issue my first thought was, “That’s a lot of words,” but Lobdell handles the dialogue very well. Plus, I love the guest star.
Super Dinosaur #4 (Image)
Andy: Mark my words. Within the next 364 days a Super Dinosaur T.V. show, movie, or video game will be announced. Then come the action figures.
NickZ: This book is just loads of comic book fun! If you want to get kids into comics, look no further than SD.
Turok Son of Stone #3 (Dark Horse)
Andy: Couldn’t finish it, but man I love the old stuff.
Infinite Speech: It’s been so long between issues that I just don’t care anymore.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 (Marvel)
Andy: Curve balls galore here. A well done beginning for the new Spidey. Hopefully it didn’t get lost in the New 52 Shuffle.
Infinite Speech: Nice debut of Miles and he’s already showing a power that Peter probably wished he had.
Uncanny X-Force #15 (Marvel)
Andy: Yep, I had to change my pants when finished reading. This always happens.
Arnab: Does it really need to be said? This series is beyond fantastic. To say otherwise would be to lie.
Infinite Speech: See previous Chirps, TFTWC, or Uncanny X-Piles to see how $#%@ great this title has been and continues to be!
Jeff: Lots of exposition in this issue, which would normally bother me, but this is so good, I just don’t care!
NickZ: How the hell can this book continue to be so friggin awesome!?! I literally don’t want each issue to end.
The Unwritten #29 (Vertigo)
Andy: This series keeps getting better and better. It was a slow build getting to this point, but it was worth it.
Warlord of Mars #9 (Dynamite)
Andy: Aaaand we should just end it here.
X-Men Legacy #255 (Marvel)
Jeff: The X-Men and the Starjammers are at an impasse as they find themselves on opposite sides of a civil war.
NickZ: I hope Alex and the gang are under some kind of mind control, otherwise their actions just don’t make sense.
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