“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 November 14, 2012. Post your own reviews in the comments!

All-New X-Men #1 (Marvel)
Totally awesome and I’m pumped for Bendis to write more Iceman! To nitpick: I want Kiden back, not Eva. (4.5/5) #XMen #MarvelNOW

Amazing Spider-Man #697 (Marvel)
Camuncoli’s artwork has come a long way since his “Daken” stuff. I’m onboard for the countdown to #700. (3.5/5) #SpiderMan

Ame-Comi Girls: Batgirl #2 (DC)
The art’s great, but this whole thing resides in the awkward phase in-between PG & Not-PG. (2.5/5) #Batgirl

Archer & Armstrong #4 (Valiant)
Mary-Maria had my interest — looking forward to seeing what happens with her. (3.5/5) #Valiant

Batgirl #14 (DC)
Joker’s eyes in this issue will give you nightmares. (3.5/5) #Batgirl

Batman #14 (DC)
I’m legitimately worried for every member of the Bat-family — especially Alfred. Scott Snyder’s on a twisted roll here. (4.5/5) #Batman

Batman and Robin #14 (DC)
Oof. This was a rough storyline to get through — glad it’s over and “Death of the Family” is next. (1.5/5) #Batman

Bloodshot #5 (Valiant)
I like Bloodshot’s small list of allies, but I hope he finds what he’s looking for soon. (3/5) #Bloodshot #Valiant

The Boys #72 (Dynamite)
This series goes down as the best superhero spoof of all-time. A satisfying ending. (3/5) #TheBoys

Conan the Barbarian #10 (Dark Horse)
I miss Belit being out of her element in Cimmeria, but Conan being out of his again is fun to read. (3.5/5) #Conan

Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel)
I really liked this & hope Fraction continues making it his own. Bagley’s art is the right fit. (3.5/5) #FantasticFour #MarvelNOW

Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #14 (DC)
The artwork in this series is consistently excellent. I hope the death here isn’t permanent. (3/5) #Frankenstein

Great Pacific #1 (Image)
A strong first issue — sends a clear message but doesn’t preach it. (3.5/5) #GreatPacific

Green Lantern Corps #14 (DC)
Getting burnt out on the extraneous “GL” stuff. Salaak is the biggest chump in the DC Universe. (2/5) #GreenLantern

Mega Man #19 (Archie)
A one-off starring the lady bots who side with Dr. Light. It’s alright, but Rock stays on the sidelines. (2/5) #MegaMan

Red She-Hulk #59 (Marvel)
Parker does his best to keep things interesting, but superheroes unnecessarily fighting each other is annoying. (2/5) #Hulk

Red Sonja #71 (Dynamite)
Some cool moments in this final issue of the current arc, but lacks any sense of urgency or concern for the protagonist. (2/5) #RedSonja

Saga #7 (Image)
Fiona Staples’ art tells a story of its own, and the writing of Marko’s parents hit all the right beats. My favorite issue. (5/5) #Saga

Suicide Squad #14 (DC)
A decent filler issue for Harley fans, but not a “Death of the Family” must-read. (2.5/5) #SuicideSquad

Thor: God of Thunder #1 (Marvel)
Holy Hel — I just read a Thor story where the tasks Thor tackles are truly Thor-worthy. Nice! (4/5) #Thor #MarvelNOW

The Walking Dead #104 (Image)
An unusually awkward issue of TWD. Not buying into Rambo Carl just yet. (2.5/5) #WalkingDead

Wolverine and the X-Men #20 (Marvel)
Shark girl’s kind of cool because she’s a shark, but this new Angel bores me to death. (2/5) #XMen #Wolverine

X-Men Legacy #1 (Marvel)
A bold move to feature Legion in an X-book, but how many casual X-readers will give it a shot? (2/5) #XMen #MarvelNOW

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