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New Avengers #16.NOW

In "New Avengers" #16, Namor and T'Challa observe incursions being successfully thwarted on Earth-4,290,001, as told by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Rags Morales.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 27th, 2014

Survive #1

"Survive" #1 empowers characters in the Ultimate Universe to get introspective during Iron Man's eulogy of Captain America, courtesy of Brian Michael Bendis and Joe Quinones.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 27th, 2014

Hawkeye #18

"Hawkeye" #18 jumps back to Kate Bishop's adventures in Los Angeles, and Matt Fraction, Annie Wu, and Matt Hollingsworth latest case has me convinced that I could read an entire series with this setup.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Annie Wu
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 26th, 2014

MIND MGMT #20

Who doesn't love a trip to the circus? "MIND MGMT" #20 has Matt Kindt take us to the craziest one you've ever heard of, via the '70s.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 26th, 2014

Alex + Ada #5

Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #5 has reached the end of the series' first act, and while the pace is still slow, there's something very compelling about this artificial intelligence story.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 26th, 2014

Silver Surfer #1

Dan Slott and Michael Allred deliver a fun, introductory adventure in "Silver Surfer" #1, a story full of parallels and contrasts but more importantly, one with a Norrin Radd who's a little bit looser and even makes a funny now and then.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 26th, 2014

Blackout #1

Frank Barbiere and Colin Lorimer bring Blackout from the pages of "Dark Horse Presents" to his own mini-series, but it's the return of King Tiger in a backup feature that stood out in this first issue.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere, Randy Stradley
Artists:
Colin Lorimer, Doug Wheatley
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 26th, 2014

One-Hit Wonder #2

As Fabrice Sapolsky and Ariel Olivetti continue to tell a story of a child star turned hitman in "One-Hit Wonder" #2, the one thing that's still unclear is if you're supposed to like the protagonist or not.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Fabrice Sapolsky
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 26th, 2014

Fatale #21

As "Fatale" #21 roars towards the series conclusion, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips take Nicolas into Josephine's lair, so to speak, but the hide-out of the femme fatale isn't what's expected.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 26th, 2014

The Wake #7

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue their captivating exploration of a world overrun with terrifying sea creatures in "The Wake" #7, in a well-structured and beautifully illustrated story that respects its readers' intelligence.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 26th, 2014

Satellite Sam #7

Writer Matt Fraction develops the cast of characters, and their various sordid issues, in his fascinating and complex storyline while artist Howard Chaykin continues to master his sequential art skills in the superb "Satellite Sam" #7.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Howard Chaykin
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 26th, 2014

Iron Patriot #1

"Iron Patriot" #1 delivers a new call to arms for James Rhodes, courtesy of Ales Kot and Garry Brown.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 26th, 2014

Sex Criminals #5

Charming, hilarious, and certainly NSFW, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #5 finds Suzie and Jon in dire straits after a failed bank robbery attempt.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, March 24th, 2014

A Voice in the Dark #5

"A Voice in the Dark" #5 by Larime Taylor brings readers closer to two more kills, showing readers what may lead Zoey to kill again while dropping more details about the other killer at large.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Larime Taylor
Artists:
Larime Taylor
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 24th, 2014

Five Ghosts #10

Fabian and his fellow thieves find themselves on a (seemingly) deserted island, but the Dreamstones in Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham's "Five Ghosts" #10.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Chris Mooneyham
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 24th, 2014

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #2

Loki and the Tricksters' concert is epically interrupted when Thor and Hercules drop in for a brawl in Eric M. Esquivel & Jerry Gaylord's "Loki: Ragnarok and Roll" #2.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Eric M. Esquivel
Artists:
Jerry Gaylord, Penelope Gaylord
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 24th, 2014

Wolverine and the X-Men #2

Things are a near complete mess already in issue #2 of Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar's "Wolverine and the X-Men."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 24th, 2014

Lazarus #7

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark up the stakes and remind readers that even hope is worthless in "Lazarus" #7.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark, Brian Level
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 24th, 2014

The Fuse #2

The murder investigation continues in "The Fuse" #2, but it's Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood's exploration of what it's like to live on the Fuse that ultimately sells this book.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Justin Greenwood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 24th, 2014

All-New Invaders #3

In "All-New Invaders" #3 writer James Robinson and artist Steve Pugh show readers what went down when Tanalth the Pursuer found Namor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 24th, 2014

Clockwork Angels #1

"Clockwork Angels" #1 leaps from the lyrics and ideas of Rush's album of the same name, thanks to the creative talents of Kevin J. Anderson, Neil Peart and Nick Robles.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Kevin J. Anderson, Neal Peart
Artists:
Nick Robles
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 24th, 2014

Ms. Marvel #2

Kamala Khan has to embrace her new powers in order to save a student in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's excellent "Ms. Marvel" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 24th, 2014

Rocket Girl #4

In "Rocket Girl" #4 by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, DaYoung Johansson in 1983 struggles to evade Quintim goons, while one of her co-workers back in 2013 questions why the NYPTD is fighting Quintim at all.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Montclare
Artists:
Amy Reeder
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, March 21st, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #19.NOW

It's the X-Men Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.! Oh wait -- no it's not. But Brian Bendis & Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #19.NOW still a good story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo,Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Jaime Mendoza, Mark Irwin, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, March 21st, 2014

Daredevil #1

In Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #1, Matt Murdock leaps right back into his old crime fighting ways after a dramatic move to San Francisco with his partner, Kirsten McDuffie.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, March 21st, 2014

Sovereign #1

Something wicked is causing the dead to attack the living in Khend for Chris Roberson & Jonathan Maybury's "Sovereign" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Paul Maybury
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, March 21st, 2014

New Avengers #15

In "New Avengers" #15, Jonathan Hickman and Simone Bianchi give the Black Swan some more backstory and force the Illuminati into paralyzed inactivity. Again.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Simone Bianchi, Riccardo Pieruccini
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 21st, 2014

Daredevil: Road Warrior #4

The "Daredevil: Road Warrior" #4 Infinite Comic by Mark Waid and Peter Krause concludes the story of Daredevil and the rogue Adaptoid, making fine use of the Infinite Comics format and effects.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause, Marcos Martin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 20th, 2014

Harbinger: Bleeding Monk #0

Why does the Monk bleed? Writer Joshua Dysart is joined by a quartet of artists in an attempt to figure that out in "Harbinger: Bleeding Monk" #0.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans, Mico Suayan, Stephen Segovia, Lewis Larosa
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 20th, 2014

Iron Man #23.NOW

"Iron Man" #23.NOW sports a new logo on the outside and brings Malekith to visit Tony Stark on the inside in this adventure written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Luke Ross.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 20th, 2014

Superman Unchained #6

"Superman Unchained" #6 has hit the 2/3rds mark of the series, and as Scott Snyder and Jim Lee have Superman deal with Ascension, there are other foes still waiting in the wings.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 20th, 2014

Batman and Aquaman #29

The hunt for Robin is on in "Batman and Aquaman" #29, as Batman begins a globe-spanning search for Damian and Talia's bodies. First stop? Aquaman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Mark Irwin, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 20th, 2014

X-Men #12

"X-Men" #12 wraps up the Arkea story, but Brian Wood, Kris Anka and Clay Mann's comic does so in about the most unsatisfying and perfunctory manner imaginable.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Kris Anka, Clay Mann, Seth Mann
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 20th, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1

Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs kick off "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #1 with a strong debut that sets up the new status quo, in what could be the best Buffy "season" to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 19th, 2014

Animal Man #29

"Animal Man" #29 ends this era of the adventures of Buddy Baker and his family, courtesy of Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 19th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #1

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1 gives readers a perfect jumping on point to join Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque as they return to the adventures of Pearl Jones and Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 19th, 2014

Manifest Destiny #5

With the looming threat of a flora epidemic, Lewis, Clark, and their crew attempt to eradicate it once and for all in Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts's "Manifest Destiny" #5.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chris Dingess
Artists:
Matthew Roberts
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, March 17th, 2014

Black Widow #4

A dull day of working for S.H.I.E.L.D. becomes a not-so-dull day of fighting monks with machine guns in Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 17th, 2014

Hawkeye #17

"Hawkeye" #17 by Matt Fraction and Chris Eliopoulos shows readers what Clint missed when he slept through the "Winter Friends" holiday cartoon special.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chris Eliopoulos, David Aja
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 17th, 2014

Nosferatu Wars #1

Vampires Tarquin and Moria can kill as they please in plague-stricken Europe, until something goes terribly wrong in Steve Niles & Menton3's "Nosferatu Wars."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Menton3
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 17th, 2014
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