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Captain Midnight #14

The technocriminal, Tempus, attacks in "Captain Midnight" #14, written by Joshua Williamson with art from Manuel Garcia.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Superman #34

Part three of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson's "Men of Tomorrow" drops in "Superman" #34, and while it's a touch predictable, it's still enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Brian Bendis and Ed McGuinness use "Original Sin" as a gateway to investigate what really happened in the Cancerverse and why Richard Ryder hasn't been seen since.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Evil Empire #4

The story zigs and zags as the surprises keep coming in Max Bemis and Andrea Mutti's "Evil Empire" #4, a social/political thriller that suffers from some odd dialogue and characterization but is ultimately saved by its volley of twists.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Low #2

Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini's "Low" #2 picks up ten years after the previous issue, with the same gorgeous visuals, but not the same optimistic outlook, where a surviving mother and son struggle to survive in a world near end.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 27th, 2014

C.O.W.L. #4

"Crime Story" meets "Astro City" only alludes to the basic premise of "C.O.W.L." #4 by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Rod Reis, and Stéphane Perger, the story of a superhero union on strike against a city overcome with political

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis, Stéphane Perger
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 27th, 2014

Inhuman #4

Artist Ryan Stegman joins writer Charles Soule in "Inhuman" #4, just in time for a visit from Thor and the introductions of two more Nuhumans.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ryan Stegman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, August 26th, 2014

Sundowners #1

Tim Seeley and Jim Terry provide a classic looking superhero comic with an unusual perspective in "Sundowners" #1, with an evasive look at four characters who may or may not be the heroic personas they claim to be.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jim Terry
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, August 26th, 2014

Magneto #8

When Magneto interrupts a Mutant Growth Hormone operation in Cullen Bunn and Javier Fernandez's "Magneto" #8, he has a little something other than revenge in mind.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Javier Fernandez
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, August 25th, 2014

The Unwritten: Apocalypse #8

Tommy enters the Chapel Perilous, and Daniel Armitage's story reaches its end in Mike Carey and Peter Gross' "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 25th, 2014

Teen Titans #2

Beast Boy and Bunker answer a late night call to justice when they learn of an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs in Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort's "Teen Titans" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Will Pfeifer
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, August 25th, 2014

Stray Bullets: Killers #6

"Stray Bullets: Killers" #6 has David Lapham seem to actually give some of his characters a happy ending. Needless to say, you'll be spending the entire issue waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 25th, 2014

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #122 is advertised as a good starting point for new readers, but sadly I think Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Joe Querio did so by ignoring the existing audience.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Joe Querio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 25th, 2014

The Life After #2

Jude's connection to the others in purgatory has surprising consequences in Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo's "The Life After" #2.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Gabo
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 25th, 2014

Ms. Marvel #7

In "Ms. Marvel" #7 by G. Willow Wilson and Jacob Wyatt, Kamala and Wolverine team up to fight off the Inventor's giant mutant sewer alligator.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Jacob Wyatt
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 25th, 2014

The Strain: The Night Eternal #1

Ephraim, Nora and Vasily must navigate The Master's new world order in Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham and Mike Huddleston's "The Strain: The Night Eternal" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham
Artists:
Mike Huddleston
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 25th, 2014

Dark Horse Presents #1

Rejoice! The best anthology in the game is back with a great first issue in "Dark Horse Presents" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Geof Darrow, David Mack, Peter Hogan, Brendan McCarthy, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, Damon Gentry
Artists:
Geof Darrow, David Mack, Steve Parkhouse, Brendan McCarthy, Andy Kuhn, Aaron Conley
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, August 22nd, 2014

Adventure Time #31

Princess Bubblegum and Marceline become licensed drivers, Finn and Jake try to eat a massive burrito, and The Ice King is super upset that they didn't show up at his birthday party in "Adventure Time" #31.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Sara Ellis, Sam Ellis
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Sam Ellis
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 22nd, 2014

Elektra #5

W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo's "Elektra" #5 closes up the first arc for the series and delivers easily its most impressive issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Michael Del Mundo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 22nd, 2014

Storm #2

Storm resolves to make a difference in one girl's life but finds surprising answers to her questions in Greg Pak and Victor Ibañez's second issue of "Storm."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Victor Ibanez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 22nd, 2014

Infinity Man and the Forever People #3

"Infinity Man and the Forever People" #3 features an appearance from Infinity Man, a fight with Mantis and a trip into Dreamer's dreams from writers Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen with Jim Starlin providing the cosmically charged artwork.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 22nd, 2014

Batwoman #34

"Batwoman" #34 presents developments in Batwoman's career and her love life, as written by Marc Andreyko and drawn by Moritat and Jeremy Haun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Moritat, Jeremy Haun, Pia Guerra
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 22nd, 2014

New 52: Futures End #16

"New 52: Futures End" #16 welcomes Stormguard to its mix of characters thanks to Jesus Merino on art with a story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 22nd, 2014

Justice, Inc #1

"Justice, Inc." #1, written by Michael Uslan and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, brings a troubled time travel adventure with Doc Savage, the Shadow and the Avenger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Michael Uslan
Artists:
Giovanni Timpano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 21st, 2014

Daredevil #7

Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez' "Daredevil" #7 is just another awesome issue of the series, and an "Original Sin" tie-in, full of the usual surprises, beautifully arranged art, stunning colors and understanding of the characters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, August 21st, 2014

The Delinquents #1

A map drawn on the skinned hindquarters of a hobo set Quantum and Woody on a collision course with Archer and Armstrong in the pages of "The Delinquents" #1, written by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente with art from Kano.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus, Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Kano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 21st, 2014

Batman Eternal #20

"Batman Eternal" #20's plot isn't the problem, as the Gotham Underground, Brazil, and Blackgate share the spotlight, but Simeoni's art is just as scattered as the story's locations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 21st, 2014

Fables #143

"Fables" #143 has the series racing towards a conclusion, but everything's happening so fast that Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's sprint feels more like a crash and burn.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Tony Akins, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 21st, 2014

Supreme: Blue Rose #2

"Supreme: Blue Rose" #2 is a truly gorgeous comic thanks to Tula Lotay, but Warren Ellis' story feels deliberately scattered and obtuse.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Tula Lotay
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 21st, 2014

The Multiversity #1

"The Multiversity" #1 explodes with characters and concepts from the mind of Grant Morrison and is drawn into the pages by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 21st, 2014

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1

"Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland" #1 could have been a crass retread of Windsor McCay's masterpiece, but instead Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez's comic pays homage even as it shines.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Eric Shanower
Artists:
Gabriel Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 20th, 2014

The Fade Out #1

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips's "The Fade Out" #1 is the perfect first issue, slowly doling out information about a 1948 boozy party in Hollywood that ended in the perfect murder.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 20th, 2014

Black Market #2

Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos' "Black Market" #2 is a bumpier ride thanks to a few too many flashbacks early on, but smooths out as the issue progresses.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 20th, 2014

Trees #4

"Trees" #4 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard tells compelling stories of two main characters that also reveal more about the mystery of the Trees, in another excellent issue that will snag the few readers who haven't fully committed.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jason Howard
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 20th, 2014

The Dream Merchant #4

The migration begins, and Winslow and Anne find themselves without the Merchant to help in Nathan Edmondson & Konstantin Novosadov's "The Dream Merchant" #4.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Konstantin Novosadov
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 18th, 2014

The Wicked + The Divine #3

Laura finds herself caught in a clash between two angry pop gods in Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked and the Divine" #3.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, August 18th, 2014

Shutter #5

In "Shutter" #5 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, Kate Kristopher has a chance to talk with her newly revealed half-brother, Chris Kristopher Jr., and their conversation leads Kate to uncover one of her father's greatest lies.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Leila del Duca
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 18th, 2014

The Tower Chronicles, Book 2: Dreadstalker #1

When the Matawa First Nations council has a wendigo problem, they call John Tower in "The Tower Chronicles, Book 2: Dreadstalker" #1.

Publisher:
Legendary Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Simon Bisley
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 18th, 2014

The Walking Dead #130

A game-changing development in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #130 is unfortunately bungled in the execution.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, August 18th, 2014

Spider-Man 2099 #2

Peter David and Will Sliney slow things down a bit and check in on Miguel's personal life in "Spider-Man 2099" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Will Sliney
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 18th, 2014
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