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The Invincible Iron Man #9

Iron Man turns to a more personal story now, as Tony Stark is on the run. Matt Fraction proves his versatility as a writer on this series.

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Wolverine #70

This is the big reveal for the storyline, though it's a little ham-fisted. Still, the art is beautiful.

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Fantastic Four #562

Millar and Hitch's Fantastic Four is a strong bridge between classic and modern storytelling. This issue features strong characterization, and detailed art.

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Hulk #9

The series' fun and beautifully drawn run continues apace, with the Hulk gloriously getting into fights and the spectacle going strong.

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Spider-Man: Noir #1

The latest "Noir" title is a disappointing cliche, lacking the dimensions of classic noir fiction.

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Ex Machina #40

A special done-in-one story puts creators Vaughan and Harris into the comic, for a story that's resonant and entertaining.

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Ambush Bug: Year None #5

Ambush Bug turns on Dan DiDio and hilarity ensues. Modern production values might lose some of the original series' charm, but this one is still a laugh riot.

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Elephantmen #14

'Elephantman' has a new artistic team that doesn't quite fit in with the old style, but Richard Starkings' tale is still worth a read.

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Final Crisis #5

Darkseid grabs a table cloth and the DCU turns into the "Fifth World." Welcome to "Final Crisis," Grant Morrison's new vision of an old universe.

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Secret Invasion #8

The crossover finale provides a great new direction for the Marvel Universe, but is a little hazy in how it gets there.

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Batman #682

Last week, Batman died. This week sees the release of another issue of Batman. How does this post "R.I.P." story hold up?

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Daredevil #113

"Daredevil" continues to chart the downward progress of Matt Murdock's life in an exciting and tension-filled way.

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Wonder Woman #26

Wonder Woman may not be the most popular of DC's trinity, but her book is kicking into high gear now, thanks to Gail Simone.

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Ex Machina #39

"Ex Machina" is in a class all its own: consistent, entertaining, and satisfying. This month, the Republican National Convention hits town.

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Supergirl #35

A new direction for "Supergirl" hits a speed bump this month, as the creators go for exposition over action.

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Amazing Spider-Man #577

The new "Amazing Spider-Man" has another moment in the sun, with a fresh approach to the art and an entertaining done-in-one story.

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The Stand: Captain Trips #3

"The Stand" might be moving slowly, but it's a great dramatization of what makes Kings' novels so great: the characterization.

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