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Captain Marvel #8

It turns out that Rocket Raccoon was right, as the Flerken attacks in "Captain Marvel" #8, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by Marcio Takara.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 13th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #23

"The New 52: Futures End" #23 includes a peek into the future thirty-five years from now as writers Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen and artists Aaron Lopresti and Art Thibert advance Brainiac and Brother Eye.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Copperhead #2

Sheriff Bronson breaks the bad news to Missus Sewell, the lone family member to escape an attack, while her own son Zeke encounters a violent stranger in Jay Farber and Scott Godlewski's "Copperhead" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jay Farber
Artists:
Scott Godlewski
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Abe Sapien #17

"Abe Sapien" #17 features the conclusion of Abe's return to the town where his second transformation began, but the story feels curiously anticlimactic, even as Sebastian Fiumara's art dazzles.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Sex Criminals #8

Jon and Suzie take a break and Suzie tries to move on, but things don't go as planned in Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #8.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, October 13th, 2014

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 #1

"CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014" is another strong issue of the yearly anthology, with contributions from Brian Wood and Audrey Wood, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Stan Sakai, Jonathan Hickman and Declan Shalvey, among others.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tara Butters, Amy Chu, Luke Dunlavey, Chris Eliopoulos, Al Ewing, Robin Firth, Tom Fowler, Marc Guggenheim, Jonathan Hickman, Mariah Huehner, Meryl Jaffe, Jeremy Lambert, Jeff Parker, Joe Quinones, Rob Reger, Stan Sakai, Joey Weiser, Maris Wicks, Brian Wo
Artists:
Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson, Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Eliopoulos, Rich Elson, Cat Ferris, Tom Fowler, Jonathan Hickman, Matthew Holm, Janet K. Lee, Joe Quinones, Stan Sakai, Declan Shalvey, Dylan Todd, Emma Vieceli, Joey Weiser, Shannon Wheeler, Maris Wicks
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Klarion #1

Klarion leaves home to explore the multiverse, and his first stop is New York in Ann Nocenti and Trevor McCarthy's "Klarion" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Nightcrawler #7

Soon after suffering the loss of his first love, Nightcrawler must face a second death in his chosen family: that of Wolverine, his best friend, in Marguerite Bennett, Chris Claremont and Todd Nauck's "Nightcrawler" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett, Chris Claremont
Artists:
Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, October 13th, 2014

Earth 2: World's End #1

"Earth 2: World's End" #1 boasts a cover with fourteen creator names on it, but the story inside really should have had fewer, but with more dedication and creativity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Sandra Hope, Danny Miki, Jorge Jimenez, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Paolo Siqueira, Cam Smith, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, October 13th, 2014

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
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