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Comic Book Previews & Reviews: 2013-05-08

Archer & Armstrong
Review: Archer & Armstrong
3 Comic Reviews
"Archer and Armstrong" #0 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry give is origin story for the Anni-Padda brothers: The Timewalker, Armstrong and The Eternal Warrior, in which they embark on a quest to The Faraway, the source of The Boon.
Harbinger #12
Review: Harbinger #12
3 Comic Reviews
In "Harbinger" #12, Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine reveal more of the Toyo Harada's past and take the Renegades to Vegas in the present day, bringing the team closer to the center of the "Harbinger Wars" crossover
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
Review: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
3 Comic Reviews
"Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong" by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks is an excellent graphic novel and first collaboration. The story begins with a friendship and culminates with a light-hearted but suspenseful gladiator-style robot competition
Batman and Red Hood #20
Review: Batman and Red Hood #20
3 Comic Reviews
Batman keeps working through the death of Damian (hint: he's not taking it well) in Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason's ongoing. Meanwhile, Carrie Kelly seems primed to be the next Robin -- unless there's something more going on.
Katana #4
Review: Katana #4
3 Comic Reviews
With her blade broken and the imprisoned souls released from it, Tatsu Toro is in deep water in "Katana" #4 by writer Ann Nocenti and artist Alex Sanchez.
Uncanny Avengers #8
Review: Uncanny Avengers #8
3 Comic Reviews
Archangel's twins Eimin and Uriel use their devastating power to destroy an entire city, and proclaim the Avengers and X-Men incapable of stopping them, since they can't even get along in Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny Aven
Superboy #20
Review: Superboy #20
3 Comic Reviews
"Superboy" #20 has R.B. Silva joined by Justin Jordan, Kenneth Rocafort, and ChrisCross, and already the book has become much more readable than it was in recent months as Superboy is attacked by H.I.V.E.
Avengers #11
Review: Avengers #11
3 Comic Reviews
"Avengers" #11 adds another piece to the overall epic that Jonathan Hickman is spinning, but the slow pace and a few uneven pieces of art keep this story of a villain casino just above average instead of great.
X #1
Review: X #1
3 Comic Reviews
Following their prequel stories in "Dark Horse Presents" (and reprinted as an issue #0), Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen kick off the all-new "X" with a glimpse on how the rest of Arcadia reacts to the X-killer in their midst.
Threshold #5
Preview: Threshold #5
3 Comic Previews
Beware the Hunted’s power as Jediah regains something very important to the team’s survival! And in the backup story, Larfleeze is still greedily pursuing his stuff through the depths of …
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