THE WEEK (NOV 14-20, 2012)

FEATURED REVIEW
All-New X-Men #1
(w) Brian Michael Bendis
(p) Stuart Immonen
Brian Michael Bendis’ tenure on X-Men books starts here with All-New X-Men #1, chronicling the time-displaced original five X-Men as they come to the present and learn to cope with the world post-AvX. BMB did wonders for the Avengers, so hopefully he can do the same with the X-Men.

Batman #14
(w) Scott Snyder
(p) Greg Capullo
“Death of the Family” continues this month as the Joker attacks Alfred! Already, “DotF” seems like it’s going to involve Joker pushing all of Batman’s biggest buttons. It’s all deliciously sadistic. Scott Snyder is absolutely tearing it up with Batman.

Fantastic Four #1
(w) Matt Fraction
(p) Mark Bagley
Matt Fraction is one of Marvel’s best writers currently, and his FF prologue story in Marvel NOW! Point One promised amazing things from Marvel’s first family and their substitutes. Also, Mark Bagley is just a phenomenal artist.


Green Lantern Corps #14
(w) Peter J. Tomasi
(p) Fernando Pasarin
Another of DC’s events continues this week with “Rise of the Third Army” in Green Lantern Corps #14. So far, only GLC and Red Lanterns have come face-to-face with actual Third Army drones, so I’m excited to see where this issue goes.



The Phantom Stranger #2
(w) Dan Didio
(p) Brent Anderson
I’m definitely in the minority in my love of Dan Didio’s The Phantom Stranger. It’s a campy book through and through, and Didio doesn’t shy away from this premise. This month, Pandora makes a guest appearance!

Superboy #14
(w) Tom DeFalco
(p) RB Silva
“H’el on Earth” starts here! We got to see H’el briefly at the end of Superman #13, and now he’s center stage to take on the Boy of Steel! We know — through various back-stories and #0’s — that Krypton once had a clone problem. How will that play into H’el’s interactions with Superboy?

X-Men Legacy #1
(w) Si Spurrier
(p) Tan Eng Huat
Destined to be the black sheep to Bendis’ All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, Si Spurrier’s X-Men Legacy will focus on the late Professor Xavier’s son, David, and his uncontrollable, reality-altering powers.

Extra! Extra!
Batgirl #14
(w) Gail Simone
(p) Ed Benes

Demon Knights #14
(w) Paul Cornell
(p) Bernard Chang

Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #14
(w) Matt Kindt
(p) Alberto Ponticelli

Thor: God of Thunder #1
(w) Jason Aaron
(p) Esad Ribic

X-Treme X-Men #6
(w) Greg Pak
(p) Paco Diaz
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