Action Comics #4 (DC)
Andy: Not a fan of the new Steel’s look. At all.
NickZ: So Steel was around way before Superman died? Lame.
Amazing Spider-Man #675 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Never liked the Vulture so the parts I liked in this issue didn’t involve him. At all.
Jeff: I’m not really liking Giuseppe Camuncoli’s art on this book. Otherwise, I think the story is strong, but the art not so much.
Avenging Spider-Man #2 (Marvel)
Andy: Still cool, and still has Joe Mad on art… for now. Sweet tits.
Jeff: My Lord, Joe Mad, why are you so good? This book is just incredible.
NickZ: This just continues to be good old fashioned comic book fun with great art.
Batman: Detective Comics #4 (DC)
Andy: I really need an explanation on Jim Gordon. He’s, like, 40 again. WTF.
Arnab: Olivia is freaking cuh-ra-zy.
NickZ: Daniel and Florea pull off a great first arc, I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Batwing #4 (DC)
Andy: The art got worse, but the story just kicked it up a few notches. If you’re a Bat-fanatic, you’d better be reading this one because it’s way better than Batgirl.
Infinite Speech: Great origin tale that leads me to make an assumption about the identity of Massacre.
NickZ: If you want to read a book with lots of depth and good story telling, this is it.
The Boys #61 (Dynamite)
Andy: The best opening pages of any comic this week. The twin suns were glorious.
Deadpool #47 (Marvel)
NickZ: Deadpool has a really cool moment with Captain America’s shield in this issue.
Deadpool MAX-MAS #1 (Marvel)
Andy: Don’t read a Deadpool comic unless it has “MAX” in the title… this one, however, is skipable.
Capekiller: Tis the season for Capekiler to waste money on pointless Christmas One-Shots. This one was…….somewhat merry……
NickZ: It’s a wonderful life, ‘Pool style.
The Defenders #1 (Marvel)
Andy: Why is it when Matt Fraction has to write more than a one central character, he struggles? Mighty Thor and Invincible Iron Man are great… this wasn’t.
Infinite Speech: Fraction’s off to a good start with this series and I’m going to stick around for a bit.
NickZ: A good first issue, I’ll stick with it.
Fear Itself: The Fearless #4 (Marvel)
Andy: Finally, this series gets good. Too bad everybody dropped it.
Arnab: This is why I’m not a fan of the Avengers, they think they’re the shit and stick their collective nose where it doesn’t belong: leave Valkyrie alone.
G.I. Joe #8 (IDW)
Andy: A good jumping on point for this series as the new Cobra Commander is crowned! Spoiler alert: It’s not who you think it is!
Infinite Speech: A new Cobra Commander has been crowned and the poop is about to hit the fan for the Joes!
Green Arrow #4 (DC)
Andy: Umm… soooo the writer was changed why? This is still pretty crappy, DC.
Arnab: It’s not as put together as I’d like ti to be, but what really sells this book is the supporting cast
Huntress #3 (DC)
Andy: Diggin’ the art, but the story is so lame. I feel like I’ve read it 20 times before.
NickZ: This issue was way too wordy for my taste, but it was so pretty.
Justice League International #4 (DC)
NickZ: Wow this team is failing majorly and they even have Batman on their side!
The Last of the Greats #3 (Image)
Andy: I want to make Joshua Hale Fialkov’s next baby. It’d be beautiful.
Arnab: Well hot damn kiddies, that ending was out of the blue, freaky, goodness. Oh, and Oprah? Gross.
Men of War #4 (DC)
Andy: WHO THE FUCK ARE THESE GUYS FIGHTING!? WHY DOES THIS BOOK EXIST? FUUUUUUUCK!!!
OMAC #4 (DC)
Andy: I really want to like this book more than I do, but I’m not giving up on it anytime soon. Looking forward to the Frankenstein crossover next issue.
Penguin Pain and Prejudice #3 (DC)
Andy: Every bit as cool as Joker and Luthor. Szymon Kudranski may not be Lee Bermejo, but his style is equally badass.
Infinite Speech: Hurwitz and Kudranski have made me a fan of Penguin! This is his definitive story!
Red Lanterns #3 (DC)
Andy: This series has rebounded nicely from the awfulness of #1. Bleez is a great character and her interactions with Atrocitus will only get more interesting down the line…
Spawn #214 (Image)
Andy: Haven’t read Spawn in awhile? Good! Because this is the best its been in years.
Infinite Speech: This series is kicking all kinds of ass once again and Carleton and Kudranski are to blame!
Static Shock #4 (DC)
Andy: Surprisingly enough, I’m really liking this book. Static should totally be co-leader of the Teen Titans.
Infinite Speech: So there are more Bang Babies? Didn’t McDuffie and company do this story already?
Swamp Thing #4 (DC)
Andy: Snyder’s slow build finally begins to pay off. Still, my lily is starting to feel gilded.
Arnab: Without a doubt, this is my favorite ongoing non-Batman title.
Sweet Tooth #28 (Vertigo)
Andy: Holy shit balls. I almost cried. Seriously.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Raphael #1 (IDW)
Andy: Great twist, solid artwork, and some surprise guest appearances. This should have been #1 of the series. I want more TMNT art from Franco Urru!
Arnab: This was absolutely fantastic. The art was stellar, the story was fantastic, and the script was great. I loved that final scene with Raphael and Casey.
Valen the Outcast #1 (BOOM!)
Andy: Kind of cool, but the art is pretty weak… I probably won’t stick around much longer.
Venom #10 (Marvel)
Andy: What a snooze fest. Which is surprising because Remender is writing the best Marvel comic right now in Uncanny X-Force.
X-23 #18 (Marvel)
Andy: This series has been solid since #1. Marjorie Liu is addressing Laura and Hellion’s relationship, whilst Sana Takeda is putting out some gorgeous art.
Arnab: This book is excellent. Liu has injected life, humor, joy, and dare I say a little bit of happiness into Laura’s life, and I love it.
NickZ: A love story, dragons, babysitting and beautiful art! What more could you want?
X-Club #1 (Marvel)
Andy: I like these characters and I liked this issue. If you like Utopia, you’ll probably like it too. Like, fer reals.
Capekiller: Great read containing everything the X-books have been lacking of late, including a great reference by Nemesis comparing Cyclops to Geordie Laforge!
NickZ: Not a great start to a book that seems unnecessary. The title alone makes me think of S-Club 7 and I don’t even know what that is!
X-Factor #228 (Marvel)
Andy: Wow. PD totally let the shit hit the fan in this one. Stuff is about to go down. Big time.
Arnab: What the frak?! This book is consistently excellent, unfortunately nothing is going the way I want it to.
Jeff: Ok, Peter David, I trust you. What happened in this issue better not be what it looks like.
NickZ: Things aren’t looking to great for the X-Factor team. I wonder what Regenesis will bring.
X-Men #22 (Marvel)
Andy: Thank you Victor Gischler and Will Conrad for getting this title back on track.
Arnab: Anyone else read this and think, my that War Machine is a big baby.
Capekiller: War Machine gets a taste of everyday X-life. Not a bad read, we’ll see where it goes…
Jeff: How much cooler is Jubilee now that she’s a vampire? I like it!
NickZ: This book continues to kick ass! Jubilee is a beast! Also, the dialogue was great! “Try to know something, Goran. The genitals you save may be your own.”
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