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Deadly Class #7

Rick Remender and Wes Craig deliver a dangerous issue of "Deadly Class" #7 as the book hums with danger, both danger on the page and danger that threatens its arrival.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Supreme: Blue Rose #3

In "Supreme Blue Rose" #3 by Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay, Diana takes a trip Littlehaven, while Darius Dax has some tense words with Zayla Zarn.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Tula Lotay
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Batwoman: Futures End #1

Batwoman and her sister Alice fight to the death in Marc Andreyko and Jason Masters' "Batwoman: Futures End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Elektra #6

With the Assassin's Guild in pursuit, Elektra and her allies head to their last remaining safe house in "Elektra" #6.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Alex Sanchez
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Teen Titans: Futures End #1

The new Teen Titans team up to take down a billionaire and a senator in Will Pfeifer & Andy Smith's "Teen Titans: Futures End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Will Pfeifer
Artists:
Andy Smith, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Daredevil #8

The Purple Man returns in "Daredevil" #8, and Mark Waid and Chris Samnee rise to the challenge of making him more creepy every time he comes back.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Avengers World #13

Nick Spencer & Raffaele Ienco's "Avengers World" #13 suffers from yet another introduction of multiple new characters, as well as some slightly less energetic art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

All-New X-Men #32

After encountering a skittish mutant last issue, the time-tossed X-Men ultimately find themselves miles away somewhere else altogether in "All-New X-Men" #32 written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Mahmud Asrar.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Wonder Woman: Futures End #1

"Wonder Woman: Futures End" #1 presents Wonder Woman fighting off Nemesis with the help of Hades, but the concept is a little better than the execution thanks to some clunky "period" dialogue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Rags Morales, Jose Marzan Jr., Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Superior Spider-Man #33

Christos Gage delivers a fun gathering of all things Spidey in "Superior Spider-Man" #33, an "Edge of Spider-Verse" chapter painstakingly detailed by Guiseppe Camuncoli and John Dell.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Dan Slott
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, M.A. Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, September 22nd, 2014

Trees #5

In "Trees" #5 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, President Caleb Rahim dares to use trees as props in war, while the in Arctic, Marsh's curiosity and paranoia turns out to be well-founded.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jason Howard
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, September 19th, 2014

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #1

When a king cuts his crown from a great tree, his children deal with the repercussions in S.M. Vidaurri's "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
S.M. Vidaurri
Artists:
S.M. Vidaurri
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, September 19th, 2014

Uncanny Avengers #24

Rick Remender and Salvador Larroca's uneven "Uncanny Avengers" #24 is a decidedly unrewarding start to the heroes' new arc.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, September 19th, 2014

Sugar Skull

"Sugar Skull" is the final heart-wrenching and surreal conclusion to Charles Burns' "X'ed Out" and "The Hive."

Publisher:
Pantheon
Writer:
Charles Burns
Artists:
Charles Burns
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, September 19th, 2014

Justice League: Futures End #1

Jeff Lemire, Jed Doherty and Gabe Eltaeb make the second half of a two-parter accessible enough in "Justice League: Futures End" #1, but there's not much story to access.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jed Doherty
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, September 19th, 2014

Thor: God of Thunder #25

"Thor: God of Thunder" #25 draws this original Marvel NOW! series to a close, in a fine issue written by Jason Aaron with art from Esad Ribic, Simon Bisley and R. M. Guera.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R.M. Guera, Simon Bisley, Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 19th, 2014

Purgatori #1

"Purgatori" #1 leaves a lot to be desired, as this incarnation struggles to find the right idea to build the story around in a satisfying manner.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Aaron Gillespie
Artists:
Javier Garcia Miranda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 19th, 2014

The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1

Grant Morrison gets the multiverse right in "The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World" #1, an accessible-enough story enriched with DC history, and nicely envisioned by Chris Sprouse and Dave McCaig.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 18th, 2014

Avengers #35

In “Avengers” #35, Jonathan Hickman leaps into the future, collaborating with artists Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw and Dustin Weaver to explain the impact of the Avengers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw, Dustin Weaver, Mark Morales, Guillermo Ortego, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 18th, 2014

Edge of Spider-Verse #2

In "Edge of Spider-Verse" #2, you may find Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez's Gwen Stacy just a bit… different!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Wed, September 17th, 2014

Dark Horse Presents #2

"Dark Horse Presents" #2 is like many anthologies; some pieces are stronger than others, but there's enough to make you get your money's worth, and no duds.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan, Brendan McCarthy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Jordie Bellaire, Fred Van Lente, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse, Brendan McCarthy, Andy Kuhn, Declan Shalvey, Ryan Dunlavey, Paul Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 17th, 2014

Deadpool Bi-Annual #1

Writers Paul Scheer and Nick Giovanetti bring Brute Force back to comics, just in time for Salva Espin to draw them in "Deadpool Bi-Annual" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Scheer, Nick Giovanetti
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 17th, 2014

George Pérez's Sirens #1

"George Pérez's Sirens" #1 hits stands and delivers a dizzyingly deep cast of characters embroiled in a galactic adventure perfect for Pérez's art.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
George Pérez
Artists:
George Pérez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 17th, 2014

Oddly Normal #1

Otis Frampton introduces readers to a young half-witch on her tenth birthday in the pages of "Oddly Normal" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Otis Frampton
Artists:
Otis Frampton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, September 16th, 2014

Velvet #7

Taking a brief aside from Ms. Templeton, Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting backtrack to Colt and Roberts' ongoing investigation at MI6 in "Velvet" #7.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Wild's End #1

In "Wild's End" #1 by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard, the sleepy village of Crowchurch is hit by an alien invasion, but the residents don't know it yet.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Birds of Prey: Futures End #1

Fresh from the Lazarus pit, Black Canary and her Red League combat Gotham's human trafficking ring in Christy Marx, Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira, and Scott McDaniel's "Birds of Prey: Future's End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx
Artists:
Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Captain Marvel #7

Tic's stowed away on Carol's ship, but she's not the only unexpected guest in Kelly Sue DeConnick and Marcio Takara's "Captain Marvel" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Julia's House For Lost Creatures

"Julia's House for Lost Creatures" by Ben Hatke is charming and adorable but barely qualifies as a comic book.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Ben Hatke
Artists:
Ben Hatke
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Magneto #9

"Magneto" #9 bounces between the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and the reprogramming facilities on modern-day Genosha in this issue written by Cullen Bunn with Gabriel Hernandez Walta artwork.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Cast Away on the Letter A

Fred's "Cast Away on the Letter A" is a thoroughly strange graphic novel originally published in France in the '70s, but it feels like this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Publisher:
Toon Books
Writer:
Fred
Artists:
Fred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Ms. Marvel #8

Ms. Marvel gets a different kind of superhero team up in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, September 15th, 2014

Edge of Spider-Verse #1

Mysterio challenges Spider-Man Noir to a battle in the pages of "Edge of Spider-Verse" #1, written by David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky with art from Richard Isanove.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky
Artists:
Richard Isanove
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 12th, 2014

Lazarus #11

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark continue the brilliant world building and devastating emotional gut punches that have come to define "Lazarus" with part two of their "Conclave" arc.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, September 12th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #6

"Amazing Spider-Man" #6 continues to have Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos move the book forward in interesting directions, but some plot elements run smoother than others.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 12th, 2014

Astro City #15

"Astro City" #15's conclusion to the two-part robot-themed story is awfully sweet, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story veers between too predictable and too out-of-the-blue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 12th, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1

For a book that has no business getting pulled into a crossover this early, "Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End" has DiDio, Giffen, and Tan find an elegant way to connect to the event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 12th, 2014

Death of Wolverine #2

Logan visits Madripoor to investigate the hit out on him in Charles Soule and Steve McNiven's "Death of Wolverine" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, September 12th, 2014

Wytches #1

After a bullying episode ends tragically, the Rooks family moves to a new town to leave those terrible memories behind -- only to encounter something far more sinister in Scott Snyder and Jock's "Wytches" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, September 12th, 2014

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

In "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #1 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra, a new crew arrives on LV-223 and find a vastly different terrain than they expect.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Juan Ferreyra
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, September 12th, 2014
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