Supergirl #40
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71%

7 reviews - 5 positive, 2 negative



"The story of this issue is pretty straightforward with few subplots, though Sterling Gates makes up for it in sheer personality. He has a great fundamental understanding of the cast and it shows with the great sense of voice he has for them. Everyone from Supergirl to Cat to Jimmy Olson, to Reactron comes across great here."
---Ryan the Iowan on Newsarama

"Ever since writer Sterling Gates has taken over, Kara's maturity level has really increased and had made her tolerable, even a little amiable as a character."
---Capt. Howdy on Comic Vine

"Gates has left enough story out there to fuel the next issue and lead the readers into whatever follows. Given the strength of the effort from Gates, Igle, and company, I'm going to be along for the ride."
---Doug Zawisza on CBR

"As a mystery, I don't think the whole "Who is Superwoman" arc holds up very well. Gates more or less just dropped a bunch of red herrings and bait and switches, then pulled the revelation our of thin air."
---Dan Phillips on IGN

"Yes, it's a Jeph Loeb-ian red herring mystery with all kinds of hints and swerves that never add up to the actual reveal, similar to his Hush, Hulk and Long Halloween reveals."
---Kirk Warren on Weekly Crisis

"Igles’ pencils capture the kinetic energy of this issue quite well with well choreographed fight and flight scenes between Supergirl and Reactron."
---Andy Frisk on Comic Book Bin

"The story is both internally consistent, and also introduces an interesting dynamic that will affect plenty of relationships in the rest of the Superman titles as the revelation disseminates into them."
---ElCapitanQwerty on iFanboy

Thor #601
FTW
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100%

10 reviews - 10 positive



"The strong character writing and intriguing cliffhanger has me excited about the next issue, meaning that THOR could make a comeback as a regular read."
---Ryan the Iowan on Newsarama

"It is definitely a new, different world for Thor and his merry band of side characters, and one that I will continue to follow (now that it’s finally here)."
---Brett P. on Independent Comics Site

"This issue in particular is filled with great, great dialogue and some absolutely genuine laugh out loud moments to create a wonderful, satisfying comic book read."
---Sam Wilson on Hudlin Entertainment

"This revamped Thor is so awesome, I'm not even going to make fun of his winged helmet."
---Nooch on Jinx

"It’s great to see that Straczynski’s new status quo continues to work just as well as the previous one. Now, all it needs to do is get back on something approximating a monthly schedule."
---Chad Nevett on CBR

"As much as I love Stracynski's take on Thor and his fellow Asgardians, nothing matches the glorious wickedness of his Loki."
---Dan Phillips on IGN

"Thor #601 is a nice breather after the dramatic thunder of the last issue, giving readers a chance to reflect on subplots rather than the main plot: Thor's exile from New Asgard."
---Robert Murray on Comics Bulletin

"It's a rare comic that can combine Dr Doom, Asgardian mythology , romance, and a diner in Oklahoma. This does it to a very high standard."
---markfg on iFanboy

"I like how [Straczinsky] writes the interactions between Thor and Blake they are very funny."
---JesTr on iFanboy

"I really think [Stracznsky's] characterization of Thor is spot on. He explores both the serious Norse god aspects of Thor along with the less serious aspects."
---Rustyautoparts on IFanboy

X-Force #14
Cap
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85%

7 reviews - 6 positive, 1 negative



"If you can swallow the art, this one is a solid read and another big win for this crossover storyline."
---Ryan the Iowan on Newsarama

"I want to like X-Force!!! But the art drives me nuts! And the writing is kind of slow, but I have to remind myself that this is a story told by several writers, so I give it credit for being part of a larger story. But as the crossover reaches the mid-point (I think) I begin to wonder if this is going to be worth all the buzz."
---TheMaskedHero on Comic Vine

"The tight plotting of this arc has thankfully done away with such excesses, and it makes the issue one of the series’ most enjoyable to date, as readers are free to enjoy the character moments without the strain of trying to remember why they remember the name Cameron Hodge and where he last turned up."
---James Hunt on CBR

"Ignoring the colouring and gratuitous blood and gore, there's a lot to like about this issue. X-23 has another great moment with Hope that shows sparks of the character Yost & Kyle wrote back during their New X-Men run and gives me hope (pun not intended) that we can see a real person under this killing machine."
---Kirk Warren on Weekly Crisis

"We're seeing a broadening of the story of Angel and his newly returned Archangel form and the moment between Hope and X-23 was wonderful."
---reg5000 on iFanboy

"This is the perfect book for Kyle and Yost because they can let there bloodlust go unimpeded."
---buffalowhig on iFanboy

"Perhaps Kirkman's Ultimate run reminded them that the Stryfe/Apocalypse angle COULD have been good. So they're trying it out again. And thus far, thus good."
---akamuu on iFanboy

Detective Comics #853 - Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
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82%

17 reviews - 14 positive, 3 negative



"The first half of the issue continues the homage to Batman’s career from last issue with the same touching sense of nostalgia and inventiveness that made that issue so great."
---Ryan the Iowan on Newsarama

"It brings out perhaps what just about everyone loves about Batman, [...] that when it all goes down, when the World turns to Hell, no matter what Batman doesn’t give in."
---Pat S. on Independent Comics Site

"It blew me away and presented an all new scope for Batman too come."
---Law-Man on Comic Vine

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Marvel Zombies vol. 4 #1
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100%

4 reviews - 4 positive, 0 negative



"Even f you didn’t care for previousissues, it’s giving this series a second wind, and might be a good place to consider coming back online the Marvel Zombies franchise."
---Matthew Peterson on Major Spoilers

"While having one or two small flaws, overall this first issue is a worthy read and has the potential to continue the fantastic narrative Van Lente and Walker have shown to be fully capable of creating."
---Nathan Madison on Comic Book Bin

"With an opening issue full of violence, carnage, black humor, and a terrific set of pencils from Kev Walker, Marvel Zombies Vol. 4 is poised to to weave a zombie epic on par with the best in the franchise."
---Jesse Schedeen on IGN

"Even so, all things considered, it does feel like Van Lente has once again found a story with promise that can be told using the Marvel Zombies –- and that’s just enough to make it worth reading."
---James Hunt on CBR

Action Comics #876
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100%

5 reviews - 5 positive, 0 negative



"A year with no Superman in "Action Comics" or "Superman" is a risky move, but so far I'm really enjoying the new directions for these books and the Superman line in general. It's definitely an entertaining read, and there's enough to bring readers back for another installment. That's all you can really ask for, in the end."
---Greg McElhatton on CBR

"It's easy for me to say that Action Comics has definitely burst out of the gates as the most lively and entertaining Superman book on the stands."
---Dan Philips on IGN

"Ursa narrates the issue and Rucka does a great job fleshing out her rather two dimensional character. She's broken and twisted up inside and he does a good job expressing her personality, motivation and general train of thought."
---Kirk Warren on Weekly Crisis

"Overall, ACTION COMICS is holding up pretty well with Superman away, mostly because his presence is definitely felt through the actions of Chris/Nightwing, particularly in this issue."
---Andy Frisk at Comic Book Bin

"Either way, the art was good, and if this is the team that's going to draw it, there's certainly could be worse choices."
---Neb on iFanboy

Amazing Spider-Man #591
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57%

7 reviews - 4 positive, 3 negative



"Overall, despite one tiny problem with this issue, and another insignificant problem with another book, this is a great read."
---Pat S. on Independent Comics Site

"This is not the strongest of the issues that have resulted from the "One More Day" scenario, but it does play upon the circumstances put in play there, and for the most part would not have been possible without 'One More Day.'"
---Doug Zawisza on CBR

"Dan Slott simply provides the answers readers have been asking for and moves on. Sure, the answers are a bit lacking in specifics and almost entirely predictable, but at least the pomp and circumstance is gone."
---Jesse Schedeen on IGN

"Slott nails Spider-Man’s characterization, from geeking out with Reed, to slap-fighting with Johnny, to his insistence that they had to help innocents, even though the team was sworn not to interfere."
---Matthew Peterson on Major Spoilers

"I'll be happier when the brain(less) trust is gone, the new creative teams are set in rotation, and SOMEONE remembers that the best Spider-Man stories of late don't dwell on One More Day's repercussions, and just focus on being good comics."
---Templar on iFanboy

"I know Slott is a better writer than this lets on, and I would not recommend this to anyone interested in seeing more of his work."
---BC1 on iFanboy

"Spidey & the FF in an alternative universe where time passes at a different rate than our own. Why? So the last page can be the dumbest reveal in Spider-Man since the relaunch."
---akamuu on iFanboy

Green Lantern Corps #35
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100%

11 reviews - 11 positive, 0 negative



"If you’re picking Green Lantern up but not GLC, splurge and get it. It’s worth it. If you’re not getting either, you’re a moron."
---Jared R. from Independent Comic Site

"Oh yes my friends, I think the fun is still yet to come."
---kDawg on Hudlin Entertainment

"Green Lantern Corps #35 should appeal to action fans, but the issue has enough depth that readers who prefer plot heavy stories should enjoy this issue as well."
---Rokk Krinn at Comic Book Revolution

""Green Lantern Corps" #35 is a salvo in a cosmic war, and it's suitably epic. And we're not even close to 'Blackest Night' yet."
---Timothy Callahan at CBR

"I'm eternally grateful that Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are so skilled at tackling these varied excess plot threads and weaving a series that not only supplements Green Lantern, but stands tall on its own merits."
---Jesse Schedeen on IGN

"Tomasi is content to give us non-stop action and Sinestro Corps War-like moments month in, month out and this issue, and storyline, is the equivilent of a Battle of Mogo-like mini-event building up to the Blackest Night."
---Kirk Warren on Weekly Crisis

"Green Lantern Corps. It's just as good, if not better than Green Lantern and really fills in the missing pieces leading to the hugely hyped "Blackest Night" event.>
---Erik Norris on Comics Bulletin

"There really aren't enough things to say about this book."
---GreenLantern2814 on iFanboy

"I almost hope that Blackest Night doesn't come because I want the GL and GL Corps issues to remain this good."
---JesTr on iFanboy

"Tomasi and Gleason yet again put on a symphony of what we've come to trust from the GLC. Blood, big action, great characterization, black humor and diesel-powered drama."
---Templar on iFanboy

"Great characterization, great fight scenes, fantastic creature designs, and overall the creators just seem to love what they do for a living."
---TheNextChampion iFanboy

Captain America #49
Ex-CUSE me?!
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50%

6 reviews - 3 positive, 3 negative



"Brubaker always writes a great story and, while this one mostly lays track for story lines to come, this is probably about as strong an interlude issue as they come. But it is an interlude issue and, as such, feels a little unsatisfying."
---Wktf on Hudlin Entertainment

"By slowing things down to focus in on Sharon Carter's fragile mental state, Brubaker injects new depth and intrigue into his extended epic. Call it a breath of fresh air for a series that may not have necessarily needed it, but certainly benefits from the departure."
---Dan Philips on IGN

"Brilliant character piece that is potentially setting up some major bombshells for the back to back anniversary issues / renumberings."
---Kirk Warren at Weekly Crisis

"[Issue #49] is little short of cliche-filled near-propaganda set at getting me to care about a character for a plethora of small, undeserved, uninspired reasons."
---flapjaxx at iFanboy

"This is not the best Cap of the year, or even one which will stick out, but it is one that will deserve a re-read in a couple of years, if for no other reason than to teach us a bit more about Sharon Carter, who is a strong character."
---coltrane68 at iFanboy

"The story was well told and the art was just fine. Just don't pick this up expecting anything all that exciting."
---Neb on iFanboy

Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1
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42%

7 reviews - 3 positive, 4 negative



"Bullseye is a villain, moreso than just a normal villan he’s a psychotic and a killer and doesn’t care. Andy Diggle paints that picture very well in the first issue and I think anything less wouldn’t be doing the character justice."
---Sam Wilson on Hudlin Entertainment

"Anyway, theres really nothing bad to say about this book. The writing is great, with some fun action, great dialogue and the fact that it’s written by Andy Diggle gives me new hope for the new Thunderbolts."
---Matthew M. on The Independent Comics Site

"Dark Reign: Hawkeye will come as another welcome dose of evil for fans of Marvel's new status quo. For those still on the fence about the whole Dark Reign direction, the issue won't do much to win you over."
---Dan Phillips on IGN

"An exploration of Hawkeye/Bullseye that doesn't quite hit the mark."
---markfg on iFanboy

"[Bullseye] makes for a great dark comedic character, and Diggle, like Warren Ellis and Frank Miller before him, milks this for all its worth. And I wouldn't have it any other way."
---comicbookchris on iFanboy

"One has to trust that the creative team will warm up and take this in a less-than-obvious direction, but the signs aren't there yet."
---Templar on iFanboy

"[Dark Reign: Hawkeye does] not bother with any nuance or subtlety, [and reads] like it was, say, an 80's Claremont title."
---akamuu on iFanboy

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