“Comics Were Read” is a shotgun blast collection of reviews for each week’s new comic releases pulled from my little blue bird feed. This batch contains reviews for new comics the week of October 10, 2012.

Ame-Comi Girls: Wonder Woman #1 (DC)
The Amanda Conner/Jimmy Palmiotti team up entertains once more. Conner’s expressions rule. (3.5/5) #WonderWoman

Archer & Armstrong #3 (Valiant)
The bigger picture keeps revealing itself through Van Lente’s crafty writing and clever character work. (4/5) #Valiant

AVX: Consequences #1 (Marvel)
As a Cyclops fan the AVX fallout is kind of a bummer. That bias aside, this is some of Gillen’s best work. (4/5) #AVX

Batgirl #13 (DC)
Knightfall is a villain I want to see more of. A loose “Death Of The Family” tie-in but strong on its own. (4/5) #Batman

Batman #13 (DC)
A thrilling start for “Death of the Family” — Snyder instantly ups the stakes for the leads, driving home the terror. (4.5/5) #Batman

Batman and Robin #13 (DC)
This was a weird one playing to the season with “zombies” in Gotham. Did you know Bruce has a rocket ship? (2/5) #Batman

Bloodshot #4 (Valiant)
If you’re reading all the Valiant titles it’s a more rewarding experience — the crossover elements are seamless. (4/5) #Valiant #Bloodshot

Conan the Barbarian #9 (Dark Horse)
A universally readable Conan issue and one of Wood’s best to date. This series has character. (4/5) #Conan

Evil Ernie #1 (Dynamite)
A pregnant woman is launched from her car into a bus and a child’s head explodes all by page 3. WTF. (1.5/5) #EvilErnie

Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #13 (DC)
It’s cool to see Frank roped into the Rotworld stuff but some familiar faces from The Red would help. (3/5) #Frankenstein

Green Lantern Corps #13 (DC)
Hopefully, John Stewart does something awesome soon. (3/5) #GreenLantern

Haunted Horror #1 (IDW)
For fans with a guilty pleasure for old school comics, this anthology is a classically chilling experience. (4/5) #Haunted #Horror

Mega Man #18 (Archie)
A solid comic book for the kiddos, dealing well with grown-up themes. No Mega Man, though. (3/5) #MegaMan

Phantom Stranger #1 (DC)
Haven’t read much of this character before, and I’m interested, but what’s with his commitment to the “Voice?” (2.5/5) #PhantomStranger

Point Of Impact #1 (Image)
Not a bad start but runs the risk of being average. (3/5) #PointOfImpact

Red She-Hulk #58 (Marvel)
Parker gets off to a solid start with this new direction, showing promise. But how long can it last? (3/5) #MarvelNOW

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #5 (IDW)
It’s fun to revisit these oldies with a new look — did you know the Turtles fired laser guns? LASER GUNS! (2.5/5) #TMNT

Transfusion #1 (IDW)
This is horrifying, from the artwork to the minimal script. Everyone can appreciate this. (4/5) #Transfusion

Ultimate Comics X-Men #17 (Marvel)
Why is Armor introduced when she’s hardly developed in the 616 Universe? Wood should write her there. (2.5/5) #XMen

Uncanny Avengers #1 (Marvel)
A great start to Marvel NOW! with a killer twist. Not Cassaday’s best work but I’m nitpicking. (4/5) #UncannyAvengers #MarvelNOW

Wolverine & the X-Men #18 (Marvel)
Now that’s an ending! Couldn’t be happier with it — we didn’t need another Sammy the Squid-Boy around. (4/5) #Wolverine #XMen

X-Men #37 (Marvel)
Wood’s run has been the best of this series — I appreciate his knowing when to use a code name. Beautiful artwork, too. (4/5) #XMen

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