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Red City #1

In Daniel Corey and Mark Dos Santos' "Red City" #1, former Mars PD and ex-conman Cal Talmage is the only man for the job in an effort to find the Mercurian ambassador's daughter and stop certain war.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Daniel Corey
Artists:
Mark Dos Santos
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, June 16th, 2014

She-Hulk #5

In "She-Hulk" #5 by Charles Soule and Ron Wimberly, She-Hulk and her crack legal team of Angie Huang and Hellcat investigate leads about the Blue File and a mysterious lawsuit that no one remembers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ron Wimberly
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 16th, 2014

Starlight #4

Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's "Starlight" #4 finds hero Duke McQueen poised to become the leader of real revolution, complete with traitors.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Goran Parlov
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, June 16th, 2014

Captain Marvel #4

Captain Marvel tries to rise above politics to help save a people from certain death in Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, June 16th, 2014

All-New Invaders #6

An "Original Sin" tie-in issue, "All-New Invaders" #6 introduces Radiance, from writer James Robinson and artist Marc Laming.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Marc Laming
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 16th, 2014

Deadpool #30

Deadpool and Dazzler team up to fight vampires in "Deadpool" #30, an "Original Sin" tie-in issue from Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn and artist John Lucas.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan
Artists:
John Lucas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 16th, 2014

Angry Birds #1

"Angry Birds" #1 by Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Paco Rodriques, Marco Gervasio and César Ferioli brings the game characters into a comic of their own and add some extra jokes and a little more dimension to the eternal Birds vs. Pigs combat.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin
Artists:
Paco Rodriques, Marco Gervasio, César Ferioli
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, June 13th, 2014

The Empty Man #1

In Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey's "The Empty Man" #1, Special Agents Monica Jensen and Walter Langford try to get to the bottom of a pandemic that seems to have a mind of its own.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Vanesa R. Del Rey
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, June 13th, 2014

Lumberjanes #3

The Lumberjanes solve some puzzles and break some arms in another fun romp below the woods in "Lumberjanes" #3 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Artists:
Brooke Allen
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, June 13th, 2014

Abe Sapien #13

"Abe Sapien" #13 has Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, and Sebastian Fiumara take Abe and his new friend Grace into a bad situation, while Guy Davis comes back to draw a flashback bonus story.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara, Guy Davis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 13th, 2014

Original Sins #1

The events of Original Sin stir up secrets and consequences for Deathlok, the Young Avengers and Lockjaw in "Original Sins" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson, Ryan North, Stuart Moore
Artists:
Mike Perkins, Ryan Villalobos, Rick Geary
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, June 13th, 2014

Constantine #15

"Constantine" #15 sends the titular character to Hong Kong for a discussion with Graceful Moon, who just so happens to be cornering the market on luck.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
ACO
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 13th, 2014

Astro City #13

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #13 is deliberately told out of order, but no matter what sequence you read the pages in, it's still a fantastic issue that merges love and art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 13th, 2014

Batman Eternal #10

"Batman Eternal" #10 is unfortunately the first issue in this weekly series that feels just a little bit skippable; not a lot happens, and there's no real spark to grab a reader's interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 12th, 2014

Nightcrawler #3

"Nightcrawler" #3 continues to use an intensely boring new villain, Trimega, but Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck's scenes with Nightcrawler among the X-Men save the book from crashing and burning.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 12th, 2014

Figment #1

A scientist's mesmonic invention conjures a dragon friend he created as a child and then sends them both through some sort of portal in Jim Zub and Felipe Andrade's "Figment" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Felipe Andrade
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, June 12th, 2014

The United States of Murder Inc. #2

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming put together both a fascinating alternate world and a compelling family drama in "The United States of Murder Inc." #2, a superb and moody noir-ish political/crime thriller.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, June 12th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #1.2

"Amazing Spider-Man" #1.2 is the second installment of Dan Slott's story, graced with Ramon Pérez artwork, about the evolution of Spider-Man and Peter Parker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 12th, 2014

Manifest Destiny #7

Writer Chris Dingess and artist Matthew Roberts return alongside Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in "Manifest Destiny" #7 as the Louisiana Purchase continues to divulge its secrets.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chris Dingess
Artists:
Matthew Roberts
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 12th, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #1

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #1 from Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen is a little short on Infinity Man, but chock full of Jack Kirby-inspired and created concepts and characters.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 12th, 2014

Tech Jacket #1

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Khary Randolph
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Thu, June 12th, 2014

All-New X-Men #28

"All-New X-Men" #28 moves the present storyline of the past X-Men fighting the future renegades forward, and also fills in the "Battle of the Atom" backstory, courtesy Bendis, Immonen, and von Grawbadger.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 11th, 2014

Uncanny X-Men Special #1

"Uncanny X-Men Special" #1 kicks off a crossover story between Cyclops' X-Men team, Iron Man, and Nova, but Sean Ryan and Ron Ackins's story feels startlingly average.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Ron Ackins, Norman Lee, Roberto Poggi, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 11th, 2014

Armor Hunters #1

Robert Venditti makes sure readers know what's going on in "Armor Hunters" #1, whether they read "X-O Manowar" or not. This alien threat is perfectly laid out by Doug Braithwaite, who makes a nice-looking & accessible story.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, June 11th, 2014

Wildfire #1

Matt Hawkins and Linda Sejic demonstrate that the scariest apocalyptic scenario is one that's all-too realistic in "Wildfire" #1, an engaging extrapolation of some of today's current events.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Linda Sejic
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, June 11th, 2014

Cyclops #2

The Corsair's less-than-spotless reputation stirs up a little trouble during the father-son duo's intergalactic road trip in Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman's "Cyclops" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Loki: Agent of Asgard #5

The real nature of the mission and the real agent of Asgard are both revealed in Al Ewing and Lee Garbett's "Loki: Agent of Asgard" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Lee Garbett
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, June 9th, 2014

The Wake #9

"The Wake" #9 by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy brings Leeward and her shipmates to the source of the signal, which leads to a crisis of faith among the crew and also eventually to an encounter that is equal parts predictable and impossible.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Madame Frankenstein #2

Vincent continues to train and educate Courtney/Gail in disturbing ways in Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens's "Madame Frankenstein" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Megan Levens
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Vampirella #1

Vampirella embarks on a dangerous new mission that immediately goes awry in Nancy A. Collins and Patrick Berkenkotter's "Vampirella" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Nancy A. Collins
Artists:
Patrick Berkenkotter, Dennis Crisostomo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Green Arrow #32

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #32 picks up in the aftermath of the "Outsiders War," as Seattle is overwhelmed by a crime wave, even as a new Green Arrow debuts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Five Weapons #9

Jimmie Robinson's "Five Weapons" #9 continues Robinson's pattern of pulling together previously-placed clues, then adding a nice twist, even as the enemy for this storyline is revealed.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jimmie Robinson
Artists:
Jimmie Robinson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Swamp Thing #32

It's round two between Swampy and Aquaman in "Swamp Thing" #32, but Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz make sure that you don't need to have read their previous encounter to enjoy this.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Amazing X-Men #8

Ed McGuinness returns to the title with new writing duo Craig Kyle and Chris Yost as "Amazing X-Men" #8 opens up "World War Wendigo!"

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Moon Knight #4

In "Moon Knight" #6 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, Marc Spector makes his way into a persistent group dream that is driving the subjects of a sleep research project mad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Black Widow #7

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, June 9th, 2014

Big Trouble in Little China #1

Jack Burton is back, and he's brought a whole heap of trouble with him in this fun sequel to the cult classic film.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artists:
Brian Churilla
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, June 6th, 2014

Princess Ugg #1

Ted Naifeh's "Princess Ugg" #1 has rough edges and a lack of clarity that get in the way of an otherwise charming story with lots of potential.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Ted Naifeh
Artists:
Ted Naifeh
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, June 6th, 2014

Ghost #4

Kelly Sue DeConnick bids farewell to the title character she revamped in "Ghost" #4, and this glimpse into Elisa's past is a fitting final story for DeConnick, even as Elisa herself is poised for the future.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 6th, 2014

Rise of the Magi #1

On a visit to bother his brother, Asa Stone finds himself caught in a battle for control of the universe's magic.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Marc Silvestri
Artists:
Sumeyye Kesgin, Marc Silvestri
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, June 6th, 2014
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