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Coffin Hill #6

Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda conclude their first story arc in "Coffin Hill" #6, and while it's a solid wrap-up to one plotline, this is a book that could still use a bit more energy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 17th, 2014

All-New X-Men #24

"The Trial of Jean Grey" arc continues as the actual trial begins and quickly falls apart in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #24.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 17th, 2014

Mighty Avengers #8

Ava vanquishes her Tiger God with surprising ease and sons come back to haunt fathers in Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti's "Mighty Avengers" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Valerio Schiti
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 17th, 2014

Superior Spider-Man #29

Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Giuseppe Camuncoli pit the Doc Ock-controlled Spider-Man against the Green Goblin and someone dies in "Superior Spider-Man" #29.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Ghost #2

"Ghost" #2 has Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chris Sebela, Ryan Sook and Drew Johnson remind readers that a deal with the devil is one that's not to be trusted, even as a serial killer inches closer to a new prey.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Ryan Sook, Drew Johnson, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 14th, 2014

X-Force #2

Si Spurrier and Rock-He Kim's "X-Force" #2 has Cable lecturing the other mutant teams, but unfortunately that stiff, slightly-stilted feeling doesn't go away even once the communications are shut off.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Si Spurrier
Artists:
Rock-He Kim
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 14th, 2014

X-Men Legacy #300

"X-Men Legacy" #300 by Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey, Christos Gage, Tan Eng Huat, Steve Kurth and Rafa Sandoval is the meaning of a legacy, and reveals one of the smaller, heretofore unseen effects of the death of Professor X.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey, Christos Gage
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat, Steve Kurth, Rafa Sandoval, Craig Yeung, Allen Martinez, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Captain Marvel #1

Carol Danvers gets a fresh start with an intergalactic adventure in Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1

The trap is sprung as the beasts of Burden Hill attempt to find out the secret of an animal eating invisible monster in Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson's "Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Evan Dorkin
Artists:
Jill Thompson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #9

"The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #9 has all of the disparate plotlines start to converge, courtesy Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber, even as Boomerang is hunted by Bullseye and can never get a break.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber, Rich Ellis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Fantastic Four #2

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk's "Fantastic Four" #2 runs into the same problem a lot of creators are having with these characters: how to make them exciting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Unity #5

"Unity" #5 brings Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and X-O Manowar back together to try and rescue Livewire from the predicament that writer Matt Kindt and artist CAFU have put her in.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
CAFU
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Deadpool #25.NOW

"Deadpool" #25.NOW by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne is a wacky comic that includes Deadpool and Crossbones beating the heck out of each other, wieners, a bike accident and a pillowcase with money.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Mike Hawthorne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Avengers Undercover #1

The survivors of Murder World are grappling with what happened to them when Cullen Bloodstone goes missing in Dennis Hopeless & Kev Walker's "Avengers Undercover" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, March 14th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #4

The secret origin of the future Justice League is revealed in "Justice League 3000" #4 from writers Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis and artist Howard Porter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 13th, 2014

Secret Avengers #1

Ales Kot and Michael Walsh bring together an odd assortment of Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents for Maria Hill's black-ops team in "Secret Avengers" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Michael Walsh
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, March 13th, 2014

Magnus: Robot Fighter #1

Dynamite Entertainment's Gold Key comic book line adds "Magnus: Robot Fighter" #1 to its ranks, thanks to Fred Van Lente and Cory Smith.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Cory Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 12th, 2014

Batman #29

"Zero Year: Dark City" draws to a close in "Batman" #29, but Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are simply turning a corner as the saga continues to expand.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 12th, 2014

Archie #653

The Archies wrap up their world tour in "Archie" #653 by Dan Parent and Rich Koslowski, a fun and slightly-different romp full of camaraderie, shenanigans, and even a few life lessons snuck in.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Dan Parent
Artists:
Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 12th, 2014

The Returning #1

An intriguing premise about coming back from the dead is marred by inconsistent art, stiff dialogue and an unexpected -- and unwanted -- move by the central character in "The Returning" #1 by Jason Starr and Andrea Mutti.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Jason Starr
Artists:
Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 12th, 2014

Monster and Madman #1

"Monster and Madman" #1 by Steve Niles and Damien Worm is largely set-up for Frankenstein's monster to meet up with Jack the Ripper, but its insight into the creature's personality is enough to carry the issue.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Damien Worm
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 12th, 2014

Stray Bullets: Killers #1

he long wait is over, and it was absolutely worth it. David Lapham's "Stray Bullets: Killers" #1 is a perfect introduction to his signature creation, with a story just as creepy and chilling as the originals.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 12th, 2014

Adventure Time: The Flip Side #3

In "Adventure Time: The Flip Side" #3 by Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover and Wook Jin Clark, Finn, Jake and Marceline the Vampire Queen brave the dangers of the Post-Apocalyptic World, culminating in a fight with Princess Skyblade Harbinger.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
Artists:
Wook Jin Clark
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Tue, March 11th, 2014

Hinterkind #6

Prosper and her friends deal with the aftermath of the explosion and the Sidhe deal with attempted assassinations in Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli's "Hinterkind" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Francesco Trifogli
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 10th, 2014

Loki: Agent of Asgard #2

Loki goes speed dating and Lorelei goes casino robbing in Al Ewing and Lee Garbett's "Loki: Agent of Asgard" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Lee Garbett
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 10th, 2014

Velvet #4

Velvet continues the hunt to unravel a conspiracy and clear her name in Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #4.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 10th, 2014

Juice Squeezers #3

David Lapham's "Juice Squeezers" #3 is entertaining, but for a book with an ensemble cast, most of the characters still feel like ciphers even as they battle massively huge insects.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 10th, 2014

Action Comics #29

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder pit Superman against the Ghost Solider once more in "Action Comics" #29.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Jed Dougherty
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 10th, 2014

Evil Empire #1

Jumping back and forth in time between what looks like a fascist future of some sort and the political climate that got us there, Max Bemis and Ransom Getty's "Evil Empire" #1 has a lot of kinks to work out.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Ransom Getty
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 10th, 2014

Batman/Superman Annual #1

"Batman/Superman Annual" #1 by Greg Pak, Jae Lee and a team of additional artists is a fun, attractive and well-packaged issue that's relevant and remarkably consistent with the main series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Jae Lee, Kenneth Rocafort, Philip Tan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, March 10th, 2014

She-Hulk #2

"She-Hulk" #2 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido follows Jennifer Walters' first day in her newly established solo law practice in Brooklyn, followed by a night out on the town with Hellcat.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Veil #1

Naked and stranded in an abandoned subway station, a young woman awakens to a swarm of rats and superhuman abilities in Greg Rucka and Tony Fejzula's remarkable "Veil" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Quantum and Woody: Goat #0

"Quantum And Woody: Goat" #0 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler is the best story you will read about a superpowerd goat's origin this month.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Rogue Trooper #1

The Rogue Trooper is the only surviving Genetic Infantryman, and he's out to avenge his fallen comrades in Brian Ruckley & Alberto Ponticelli's "Rogue Trooper" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Brian Ruckley
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Nova #14

Nova and Beta Ray Bill team up to take down the pirate Skaarn, and their first stop is the Celestial head called Knowhere, courtesy Gerry Duggan and David Baldeon in "Nova" #14.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
David Baldeon, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 7th, 2014

New Warriors #2

"New Warriors" #2 provides a by-the-numbers tightening of the heroes' paths in a story written by Chris Yost and drawn by Marcus To.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Marcus To
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Earth 2 #21

Superman causes all sorts of mayhem and destruction in "Earth 2" #21, written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Nicola Scott.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Green Arrow #29

Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #29 brings multiple elements of their storyline together as "The Outsiders War" continues, and a hero falls in battle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Forever Evil #6

"Forever Evil" #6 unmasks the hooded figure the Crime Syndicate brought along and pits Batman against Luthor in Geoff Johns' story with David Finch on art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 7th, 2014

Afterlife With Archie #4

The entire Archieverse is afflicted with the zombies, which is exactly how Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla want it in "Afterlife With Archie" #4.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 5th, 2014
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