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Green Lantern Corps #35

Uggha attacks in "Green Lantern Corps" #35, written by Van Jensen and drawn by Bernard Chang.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Batman #35

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo launch "Endgame," their next mega-arc, in "Batman" #35, and they've invited the Justice League to celebrate Batman's seventy-fifth anniversary.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Kelley Jones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Grendel Vs. The Shadow #2

"Grendel vs. The Shadow" #2 has Matt Wagner continue to match up his signature creation against a classic character, and the end result is surprisingly entrancing.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Matt Wagner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 8th, 2014

Justice League United #5

"Justice League United" #5 has Jeff Lemire and new artist Timothy Green II focus on Equinox, but while her origin is explained and has potential, her character still feels a bit one-note.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Timothy Green II, Joe Silver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 8th, 2014

Punks #1

Joshua Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain return to their indie book with the new ongoing "Punks" #1 from Image Comics.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Kody Chamberlain
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, October 8th, 2014

Batgirl #35

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, October 8th, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1

Marvel's next big event is packed with big moments but suffers from uninspired art in Rick Remender and Adam Kubert's "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, October 8th, 2014

The October Faction #1

Steve Niles and Damien Worm reunite for "The October Faction" #1, a somewhat slow introduction to a moderately interesting story about a family patriarch and former monster hunter; a story saved by some element of mystery.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Damien Worm
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, October 8th, 2014

X-O Manowar #0

Robert Venditti bridges recent and future events with "X-O Manowar" #0, revealing the younger days of a decidedly different Aric of Dacia, beautifully drawn by Clay Mann and Sean Mann, and likewise gorgeously colored by Romulo Fajardo.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Clay Mann, Sean Mann
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, October 8th, 2014

Birthright #1

"Ghosted" writer Joshua Williamson delivers another strong debut issue, this time with artist Andrei Bressan, as they investigate a missing child and his mysterious connections to the land of Terrenos.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, October 7th, 2014

Rat Queens #8

Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch circle back to take a look at Violet's formative background in "Rat Queens" #8.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artists:
Roc Upchurch
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, October 6th, 2014

The Walking Dead #132

A chilling and brilliant evolution in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #132 will leave readers breathless.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, October 6th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #5

Guided by an old Gold Rush journal, Gene Bunting goes looking for something he shouldn't in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Matias Bergara
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, October 6th, 2014

The Fade Out #2

Charlie attends Valeria's funeral, and the studio decides what to do in Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "The Fade Out" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, October 6th, 2014

Alex + Ada #9

Ada and Alex face the fallout from their kiss in Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna's "Alex + Ada" #9.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, October 6th, 2014

Sabrina #1

A dark new take on Archie comics' Sabrina proves surprisingly compelling in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's "Sabrina" #1.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Robert Hack
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, October 6th, 2014

Swamp Thing #35

The Machine Kingdom rises to greet the Green in "Swamp Thing" #35 by writer Charles Soule, artist Jesus Saiz, colorist Matt Hollingsworth and letterer Travis Lanham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 6th, 2014

Green Arrow #35

"Green Arrow" #35 welcomes a completely new creative team with "Arrow" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg climbing onboard as a co-writer with scripter Ben Sokolowski and Daniel Sampere on pencils.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 6th, 2014

Fantastic Four Annual #1

James Robinson ties into his main story with "Fantastic Four Annual" #1, telling the emotional tale of Sue Storm as a grizzly mom and her battle with Dr. Doom for custody of her daughter, beautifully drawn by Tom Grummett & Tom Palmer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, October 6th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #10

King Arthur and Etrigan both make appearances in “Justice League 3000” #10, co-written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis with art by Howard Porter over Giffen's layouts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

Armor Hunters: Aftermath #1

"Armor Hunters: Aftermath" #4 gives Robert Venditti a chance to dot "i"s and cross "t"s as the Armor Hunters attack is put to rest while the heroes who fought against them look towards the future.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

The Names #2

In "The Names" #2 by Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez, Katya teams up with her hostile stepson Philip. Their further inquiries into Kevin Walker's untimely death lead unintentionally to yet another fatality.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

Gotham Academy #1

Olive Silverlock's second year at Gotham Academy isn't off to a great start in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

Black Widow #11

Natasha enlists the help of Laura Kinney -- better known as X-23 -- for a not-so-covert op to rescue her lawyer Isaiah in Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #11.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

Loverboys

The legend returns with a tale of small--town heartbreak with Gilbert Hernandez's "Loverboys."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Gilbert Hernandez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

Brides of Helheim #1

Cullen Bunn, Joelle Jones, and Nick Filardi's "Brides of Helheim" #1 is fun and pretty but needs to dig a bit deeper.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Joelle Jones
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

Cutter #1

In Robert Napton, Seamus Kevin Fahey and Christian DiBari's "Cutter" #1 an inconsistent execution mars what could be an intriguing weekly horror story.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
Robert Napton, Seamus Kevin Fahey
Artists:
Christian DiBari
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, October 3rd, 2014

Men of Wrath #1

Jason Aaron and Ron Garney's "Men of Wrath" #1, their first creator owned work together, has a smart dark edge.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, October 2nd, 2014

Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1

Writers Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule and Cullen Bunn team up with artists Ethan Van Sciver, Martin Coccolo, Goran Sudzuka, Chriscross and Pete Woods for "Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule, Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver, Martin Coccolo, Goran Sudzuka, Chriscross, Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 2nd, 2014

Captain America #25

Rick Remender composes two decent chapters flanking a very weak middle one that introduces the new Cap in "Captain America" #25, but the art team led by Carlos Pacheco and Stuart Immonen competently brings some consistency.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen, Mariano Taibo, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, October 2nd, 2014

Lobo #1

The original "Lobo" mini-series instantly grabbed readers with a perverse charm mixed with ultra-violence, but Cullen Bunn and Reilly Brown's new "Lobo" #1 is competent but generic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Nelson DeCastro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, October 2nd, 2014

The Flash: Season Zero #1

The CW series' showrunner Andrew Kreisberg brings series writers Brooke Eikmeier and Katherine Walczak with him to tell the story of "The Flash: Season Zero #1, drawn by Phil Hester.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andrew Kreisberg, Brooke Eikmeier, Katherine Walczak
Artists:
Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 2nd, 2014

Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Roger Langridge
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, October 2nd, 2014

Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1

Ales Kot and Marco Rudy lay out Bucky Barnes' new status quo in this trippy debut issue of "Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, October 1st, 2014

Fiction Squad #1

The chemistry between Paul Jenkins and Ramon Bachs makes for the stunningly beautiful and captivating "Fiction Squad" #1, adding a deceptively clever spin to the established idea of a world populated with characters from children's lore.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Ramon Bachs
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, October 1st, 2014

Guardians 3000 #1

In "Guardians 3000" #1 writer Dan Abnett and artist Gerardo Sandoval give readers a brand new world filled with the expectedly unexpected as Vance Astro, Martinex, Yondu, Starhawk and Charlie-27 return to their own comic book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
Gerardo Sandoval
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, October 1st, 2014

Loki: Agent of Asgard #6

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Jorge Coelho
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 29th, 2014

A Town Called Dragon #1

The small town of Dragon, Colorado is in for a surprise after a dragon egg -- hidden by a small Viking crew centuries before -- hatches amidst a storm of blood and fire in Judd Winick, Geoff Shaw, & John J. Hill's "A Town Called Dragon" #1.

Publisher:
Legendary Entertainment
Writer:
Judd Winick
Artists:
Geoff Shaw, John J. Hill
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 29th, 2014

Lumberjanes #6

Capture-the-Flag becomes a magical game of Capture-the-Jo in Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #6.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Artists:
Brooke Allen
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 29th, 2014

Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1

Atlan, Mera and the Atlanteans descend on Atlantis Island in Dan Jurgens and Sean Chen's "Aquaman and the Others: Futures End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Sean Chen, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 29th, 2014
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