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Comic Book Previews & Reviews: 2013-02-20

Sword of Sorcery #5
Review: Sword of Sorcery #5
3 Comic Reviews
In "Sword of Sorcery" #5, Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti reveal new facets of palace intrigue and family history in "Vyrian's Tomb" and Marc Andreyko and Andrei Bressan have Stalker foolishly making a deal with the devil in "
Superior Spider-Man #4
Review: Superior Spider-Man #4
3 Comic Reviews
In "Superior Spider-Man" #4, Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli nudge Doc Ock towards more moral crossroads, as the Superior Spider-Man faces threats to his ego and the unceremonious arrival of other big-time villains into his town.
Justice League #17
Review: Justice League #17
3 Comic Reviews
In "Justice League" #17, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Paul Pelletier conclude the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover with strong emotional punches and serious consequences for the Justice League's roster.
Thor: God of Thunder #5
Review: Thor: God of Thunder #5
3 Comic Reviews
"Thor: God of Thunder" #5, written by Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic bounces across the three eras seen so far, pitting Thor against Gorr in more than one time period and with less than predictable results.
Vitriol the Hunter #1
Review: Vitriol the Hunter #1
3 Comic Reviews
Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin's vampires-in-the-future tale "Vitriol the Hunter" finally hits stands with some interesting ideas, but could have used more time on the drawing board.
Daredevil #23
Review: Daredevil #23
3 Comic Reviews
"Daredevil" #23, written by Mark Waid with art by Chris Samnee changes the landscape of the relationship between Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson for a deep and emotionally impactful issue.
Birds of Prey #17
Review: Birds of Prey #17
3 Comic Reviews
"Birds of Prey" #17 is Duane Swierczynski's final issue, but don't expect any huge wrap-ups; the current storyline concludes, but dangling threads are left for Christy Marx and Romano Molenaar to tackle.
Alpha: Big Time #1
Review: Alpha: Big Time #1
3 Comic Reviews
"Alpha: Big Time" #1 by Josh Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati brings back Spider-Man's teen sidekick, depowered and ostracized by his peers following the events of his appearance in "Amazing Spider-Man."
Happy! #4
Review: Happy! #4
3 Comic Reviews
Grant Morrison and Darick Roberton's "Happy!" #4 wraps up the series, but even in this final issue about a search for a missing child, the pacing seems deliberately slow and unbalanced.
Avengers #6
Review: Avengers #6
3 Comic Reviews
"Avengers" #6 continues its spotlight on the new members as Jonathan Hickman and Adam Kubert focus on the new Captain Universe, but it's the last few pages in particular that will have everyone talking.
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