Reviews April 19th, 2005

Welcome to our new look for the reviews. We will still have some longer reviews, but instead of not having reviews posted due to conflicting schedules, we are going to try out this new shorter version to at least post some reviews each week.
Here is the key for what you are seeing:

= Not worth the paper it's printed on
= It is an OK book, not the greatest
= It is a decent book- Worth picking up
= Better than most books out there- Worth a second read
= This is what all books should aspire to be

Amazing Fantasy #7 Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Art: Leonard Kirk, Jonathan Glapion and Kevin Conrad

Blood of the Demon #2
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: John Byrne (Plots) Wil Pfeifer (Scripts)
Art: Nekros

A team still trying to find their voice but getting better, plus Batman

Countdown to Infinite Crisis
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Rucka, Johns and Winick
Art: Morales, Bair, Benes, Saiz, Palmiotti, Reis, Campos, Jiminez and Lanning

Despite some inconsistancies, if you're new to the comic world, 80 pages at $1.00 with what is a decent story and set up is worth it's weight in gold- But why Beetle?

Daredevil:Redemption #3
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: David Hine
Art: Michael Gaydos

Deadshot #5
Publisher:DC Comics
Writer: Christos N. Gage
Art: Steven Cummings and Jimmy Palmiotti

Detective #805
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill

Great Lakes Avengers #1
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Dan Slott
Art: Paul Pelliter and Rick Magyar

The Manhattan Guardian #1
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Grant Morrison
Art: Cameron Stewart

Morrison- Subway Pirates and great Cameron Stewart artwork!!

The Incredible Hulk #80
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Peter David
Art: Lee Weeks and Tom Palmer

Justice League Elite #10
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Joe Kelly
Art: Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen

Marvel Team Up #7
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Art: Scott Kolins

The New West #1
Publisher: Black Bull Entertainment
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Art: Phil Noto

Ocean #5
Publisher: DC Comics (Wildstorm-Signature)
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Chris Sprouse and Karl Stroy

Power Pack #1
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Marc Sumerak
Art: Gurihiru

Shanna : She-Devil #3
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Frank Cho
Art: Frank Cho

Spider-Man - Human Torch #3
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Dan Slott
Art: Ty Templeton, Nelson and Tom Palmer

Strange #5
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski and Sara (Samm) Barnes
Art: Brandon Peterson

Superman / Batman #18
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Art: Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino

Teen Titans #22
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Geoff Johns
Art: Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza

Still one of the most enjoyable books out there

Ultimate Fantastic Four #17
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Adam Kubert and Scott Hanna

Slow pacing and large panels make this arc run slooooow

Ultimate Spider-Man #75
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna

A rare unsatisfying issue from this team- not bad though for a 75 issue run (so far)

The Walking Dead #17
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Art: Charlie Adlard with Cliff Rathburn

X-23 #4
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Craig Kyle and Chris Yost
Art: Billy Tan and Jon Sibal

I'm enjoying this book way more than I thought I would have a credit to the creative team.

X-Men Fantastic Four #5
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Akira Yoshida
Art: Pat Lee and Dreamengine Studios

A rather 'eh? ending to this story that maybe went one issue too long.

Y:The Last Man #32
Publisher: DC Comics (Vertigo)
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Goran Sudzuka and Jose Marzan, Jr.

Zantana #1
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Grant Morrison
Art: Ryan Sook and Mike Gray

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