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Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

All six kingdoms get a turn in the spotlight as Alec Holland goes on a world-changing quest in "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 5th, 2014

Original Sin #8

The Orb, Dr. Midas and Oubliette try to pillage the moon, and Uatu's murderer is finally revealed in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's "Original Sin" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, September 5th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #18

"The New 52: Futures End" #18 exhibits some depth to previous surprises and packs in a few more in this story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen with art by Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 5th, 2014

God Hates Astronauts #1

Easily the most bizarre book you'll read this week, Ryan Browne's "God Hates Astronauts" #1 is hilarious and awesome.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ryan Browne
Artists:
Ryan Browne
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Action Comics: Futures End #1

Sholly Fisch and Pascal Alixe reinvent the Bronze Age "Sand Superman" for "Action Comics: Futures End" #1, but while the imagery is great, the story itself is a little flat and predictable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Pascal Alixe, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Moon Knight #7

Khonshu's favored son rises once more, with Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood joining the adventure in "Moon Knight" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Detective Comics: Futures End #1

Brian Buccatello tells a tense and intriguing future tale teaming up Batman and The Riddler in "Detective Comics: Futures End" #1 that has ties to recent storylines, drawn by a trio of artists that show not much has changed in Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Scott Hepburn, Cliff Richards, Fabrizio Fiorentino
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0

Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli do their best "Hawkeye" homage in "Hawkeye vs. Deadpool" #0, mixing it with the very different style of "Deadpool."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Matteo Lolli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Earth 2: Futures End #1

Daniel H. Wilson has a simple enough idea for "Earth 2: Futures End" #1, but he and artists Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira unnecessarily convolute this battle between Mr. Terrifics with weak transitions, odd pacing, and muddled inking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Green Lantern: Futures End #1

"Green Lantern: Futures End" #1 brings in Relic, Black Lanterns, Martin Jordan and more in a Robert Venditti story with art from Martin Coccolo and Aaron Lopresti.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Martin Coccolo, Aaron Lopresti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Alice Cooper #1

Joe Harris and Eman Casallos don't go for over-the-top shock value in "Alice Cooper" #1, instead settling for a lower-key if somewhat derivative introduction that is nonetheless fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Eman Casallos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 4th, 2014

The Names #1

Written by Peter Milligan with art by Leandro Fernandez, "The Names" #1 opens with an apparent suicide as Katya Walker begins her journey to find out what happened to her husband and why.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 4th, 2014

The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver intrigue and emotional impact in the debut of "The Death Defying Dr. Mirage" from Valiant.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Roberto de la Torre
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Tue, September 2nd, 2014

Flash Gordon #5

"Flash Gordon" #5 involves a biomass, Hawkmen, Skyrens and the usual trio of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Doctor Zarkov, as imagined by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Sandy Jarrell and Richard Case.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Sandy Jarrell, Richard Case, Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Death of Wolverine #1

The jig is up! The news is out: Wolverine has lost his healing factor, and his old foes plus every bounty hunter worth a damn are out to get him in Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, and Jay Leisten's "Death of Wolverine" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Bodies #2

The four detectives struggle to identify the strange body in Si Spencer, Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay and Meghan Hetrick's "Bodies" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #3

As Titus Andronicus approaches, Juliet and Cesario make a desperate sacrifice and a plan in Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, and Andy Belanger's "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night."

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Revival #23

Dana confronts Anders, and Sheriff Cypress confronts Edmund Holt in Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's "Revival" #23.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 1st, 2014

All-New Invaders #9

Deathlok guest-stars in "All-New Invaders" #9 by James Robinson and Steve Pugh.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Wayward #1

When she moved to Japan to be with her mother, Rori Lane knew it would be a lot different from her life in Ireland -- but she never would have bargained on the supernatural attacks headed her way in Jim Zub and Steve Cummings' "Wayward" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Steve Cummings
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Theseus and the Minotaur

Yvan Pommaux's "Theseus and the Minotaur" is the first graphic novel from Toon Books for slightly older readers, and it's a pleasant retelling of the familiar Greek myth.

Publisher:
Toon Books
Writer:
Yvan Pommaux
Artists:
Yvan Pommaux
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 29th, 2014

POP #1

Coop is plotting suicide when Elle Ray escapes the lab in Curt Pires and Jason Copland's "POP" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Curt Pires
Artists:
Jason Copland
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Bob's Burgers #1

The Belcher clan arrives in print form with a great first issue that is funny and on voice in Dynamite's "Bob's Burgers" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Mike Olsen, Rachel Hastings, Justin Hook
Artists:
Brad Rader, Kimball Shirley, Tyler Garrison, Anthony Aguinaldo, Tony Gennaro, Hector Reynoso, Frank Forte, Liza Epps, Bernard Derriman
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Black Science #8

"Black Science" #8 has Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera show off both the strengths and the weaknesses of the series, in that it's not one that works well in a single issue format.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Batman/Superman #13

Greg Pak and Jae Lee's "Batman/Superman" #13 starts a new arc off with a bang as an amnesia riddled Batman and Superman try to find their way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Jae Lee
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Sisters

"Sisters," a companion piece to Raina Telgemeier's best selling award winning "Smile" is both charming and relatable.

Publisher:
Graphix
Writer:
Raina Telgemeier
Artists:
Raina Telgemeier
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 29th, 2014

All-New X-Men #31

Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31 pops with chemistry and humor as the original X-Men (minus Cyclops) head off on a team mission.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Justice League Dark #34

"Justice League Dark" #34 sends the team to Nanda Parbat as writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Andres Guinaldo give Deadman the spotlight.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. Dematteis
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 29th, 2014

All-Star Western #34

Jonah Hex’s adventures come to a most satisfying conclusion as Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti bid the gunslinger farewell in "All-Star Western" #34.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Silver Surfer #5

"Silver Surfer" #5 has Dan Slott and Michael Allred plunge into the psyches of the Silver Surfer, Dawn Greenwood, and others, in a story that should feel too on the nose but instead ends up quite fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 28th, 2014

Aquaman #34

"Aquaman" #34 wraps up the fight against Chimera for now, even as Jeff Parker and guest artists Carlos Rodriguez and Bit set up future storylines with the character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlos Rodriguez, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 28th, 2014

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2

"Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie" #2 feels like a book that was D.O.A. before it ever shipped, and that's too bad because Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Scott Hampton's story is remarkably fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Scott Hampton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 28th, 2014

Wolverine #12

"Wolverine" #12 serves up the conclusion to "One Month to Die," but doesn't bring much dying in this story from Paul Cornell with art by Pete Woods.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Pete Woods, Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 28th, 2014

Saga #22

That sense of doom hovering overhead comes to a turning point in "Saga" #22, courtesy Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Captain Midnight #14

The technocriminal, Tempus, attacks in "Captain Midnight" #14, written by Joshua Williamson with art from Manuel Garcia.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Superman #34

Part three of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson's "Men of Tomorrow" drops in "Superman" #34, and while it's a touch predictable, it's still enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Brian Bendis and Ed McGuinness use "Original Sin" as a gateway to investigate what really happened in the Cancerverse and why Richard Ryder hasn't been seen since.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Evil Empire #4

The story zigs and zags as the surprises keep coming in Max Bemis and Andrea Mutti's "Evil Empire" #4, a social/political thriller that suffers from some odd dialogue and characterization but is ultimately saved by its volley of twists.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Low #2

Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini's "Low" #2 picks up ten years after the previous issue, with the same gorgeous visuals, but not the same optimistic outlook, where a surviving mother and son struggle to survive in a world near end.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 27th, 2014

C.O.W.L. #4

"Crime Story" meets "Astro City" only alludes to the basic premise of "C.O.W.L." #4 by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Rod Reis, and Stéphane Perger, the story of a superhero union on strike against a city overcome with political

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis, Stéphane Perger
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 27th, 2014
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