“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 December 5, 2012. Post your own reviews in the comments!

cwr1All-New X-Men #3 (Marvel)
Am I mad this has come out two weeks in a row? Hell no! Glad to see AVX is having actual ramifications. (4.5/5) #XMen #AVX #MarvelNOW

Amazing Spider-Man #699 (Marvel)
I’m hooked on this series for the first time since Dan Slott’s opening “Big Time” arc. (3.5/5) #Spiderman

Animal Man #15 (DC)
Definitely didn’t see that last page coming. Frankenstein in this issue was badass. (4/5) #AnimalMan

Avengers #1 (Marvel)
I like the M.O. and the art’s phenomenal, but this issue was nothing more than solid. (3/5) #Avengers #MarvelNOW

Blackacre #1 (Image)
The concept of the 1% outliving us all is intriguing, but the stakes just don’t feel high enough here. (2/5) #Blackacre

Daredevil: End of Days #3 (Marvel)
Slow, steady and engaging. Loved the character portraits. (3.5/5) #Daredevil

Deadpool #3 (Marvel)
Wong’s five lines upstaged all of Deadpool’s. Definitely not bad, but I was expecting funnier. (3/5) #Deadpool #MarvelNOW

Detective Comics #15 (DC)
One of the best Clayface stories I’ve ever read. “Death of the Family” tie-in worthy? Not so much. (4/5) #Batman

cwr2Fairest #10 (Vertigo)
Inaki Miranda’s artwork is beautiful — even Frau and Bigby are easy on the eyes. …OK, not them. (3.5/5) #Fairest

Fashion Beast #4 (Avatar)
One of the strangest comics I’ve read in some time. It’s hideous and bold yet surprisingly moving. (4/5) #FashionBeast

Ferals #11 (Avatar)
Jump in right now and read this issue. One of the best in today’s horror comics lineup. Not for sissies. (4/5) #Ferals #werewolves

Great Pacific #2 (Image)
Takes it up a level from the opening issue, which is just what was needed to keep it moving. (3.5/5) #GreatPacific

Haunted Horror #2 (IDW)
One story in this classic anthology has a man who possesses dozens of severed hands that kill on command. (3.5/5) #HauntedHorror #Horror

Hellboy in Hell #1 (Dark Horse)
This is all new to me and I like it. (3/5) #Hellboy

I Love Trouble #1 (Image)
A quirky main character you can get behind, despite her cultured case of kleptomania. (3/5) #ILoveTrouble

Legend of the Dark Knight #3 (DC)
Trevor Hairsine & Steve Niles are a solid Dynamic Duo. Too bad the last two pages felt rushed. (4/5) #Batman

cwr3Red She-Hulk #60 (Marvel)
Lots of exposition but it moves along and the last page makes the issue. Looking forward to what comes next. (3.5/5) #Hulk

Shadowman #2 (Valiant)
A fucking spectacular blend of superheroes and horror. (4/5) #Shadowman #Valiant

Star Wars: Purge: The Tyrant’s Fist #1 (Dark Horse)
Cool use of force powers here by Vader. Worth a read for Star Wars fans. (3/5) #StarWars

Storm Dogs #2 (Image)
The dialogue can get lengthy at times, but each word feels like it matters. Sci-fi & crime fiction fans must read this. (4/5) #StormDogs

Swamp Thing #15 (DC)
Marco Rudy’s art is a great fit for this book. Things are finally picking up with Abby Arcane, too, and it’s scary. (4/5) #SwampThing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics: Michaelangelo #1 (IDW)
‘Tis the season and this old school one-shot is a fitting December read. Dated, but solid. (3/5) #TMNT

Thunderbolts #1 (Marvel)
Thankfully, the whole team’s assembled in the opening issue. I’ll bet you $20 Daken eventually shows up. (3/5) #Thunderbolts #MarvelNOW

X-Factor #248 (Marvel)
Bummer. Was really hoping that character stayed dead. Hilarious Shatterstar moment in this one, but otherwise… (2/5) #XFactor

X-Men #39 (Marvel)
I’m sure this is awesome for Daredevil and Domino fans, but for everyone else it’s OK. (2.5/5) #XMen #Daredevil

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