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Comic Book Previews & Reviews: 2013-04-17

Miniature Jesus #1
Review: Miniature Jesus #1
3 Comic Reviews
In "Miniature Jesus" #1, Ted McKeever, best known for "Metropol" and artwork for many of DC's Vertigo titles, begins a tale about temptation and redemption, saints and demons in a semi-rural, postindustrial landscape.
Sword of Sorcery #7
Review: Sword of Sorcery #7
3 Comic Reviews
In "Sword of Sorcery" #7 by Christy Marx, Aaron Lopresti, Marc Andreyko and Andrei Bressan, Eclipso strikes and seeks to unite the power of House Diamond and House Onyx of Gemworld under his own rule, and Stalker tries to outwit the Devil.
Revival #9
Review: Revival #9
3 Comic Reviews
Things are coming to a head as people begin to take advantage of the "Revivers Situation" in different ways and Dana's son finds himself in mortal danger in Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's "Revival" #9.
Mara #4
Review: Mara #4
3 Comic Reviews
Mara finally comes to terms with both what she can do and the peace that can bring her as she breaks free of everything -- including Earth -- in Brian Wood and Ming Doyle's "Mara" #4.
Chew #33
Review: Chew #33
3 Comic Reviews
In "Chew" #33, John Layman and Rob Guillory have Tony Chu assist the US Navy with the pursuit of the church/cult of the Immaculate Ova, in part three of the "Bad Apples" storyline. If that isn't enough, Poyo makes a cameo appearan
Jirni #1
Review: Jirni #1
3 Comic Reviews
April showers bring the third title in Aspen's "10 for 10" promotion: the sword and sorcery adventure of "Jirni" #1 from J. T. Krul and Paolo Pantalena.
Batwoman #19
Review: Batwoman #19
3 Comic Reviews
J. H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman map out the various familial connections that thread throughout the cast of "Batwoman" #19 and Trevor McCarthy draws plenty of emotion to fill those connections.
Captain Marvel #12
Review: Captain Marvel #12
3 Comic Reviews
"Captain Marvel" #12 is a good old-fashioned super-powered slugfest between Deathbird and Captain Marvel, courtesy of Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela, Filipe Andrade, Jordie Bellaire and Joe Caramagna.
X-Factor #254
Review: X-Factor #254
3 Comic Reviews
"X-Factor" #254 hits the fifth part of the "Hell on Earth War" storyline, and unfortunately Peter David and Leonard Kirk are beginning to lose steam as the fighting continues to stretch onwards.
Birds of Prey #19
Review: Birds of Prey #19
3 Comic Reviews
Christy Marx and Romano Molenaar let the conflict between Black Canary's team and Mr. Freeze heat up in "Birds of Prey" #19, and Marx's arrival to the title continues to feel consistent and well-placed.
Catwoman #19
Review: Catwoman #19
3 Comic Reviews
"Catwoman" #19 has a fun idea with the Justice League of America planting Catwoman inside Arkham Asylum, but execution of the story from Ann Nocenti and company feels like it's missing a few pages in the middle.
Lookouts #5
Review: Lookouts #5
3 Comic Reviews
"Lookouts" by Ben McCool and Robb Mommaerts finally seems to be on a regular schedule, but its latest issue doesn't quite live up to the promise of its debut, with a thin story and art that looks a little rushed.
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