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Jupiter's Legacy #4

Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #4 jumps ahead several years after last issue's events, juxtaposing this darker future with a much brighter origin flashback, while intriguingly analyzing superheroes in the moder

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Frank Quitely
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 5th, 2014

Starlight #1

What happens after the earthling goes to a distant planet, saves the world, and then returns home? It's forty years later in "Starlight" #1 and Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's opening is surprisingly touching and welcoming.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Goran Parlov
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 5th, 2014

Superman: Lois Lane #1

Under the capable hands of Marguerite Bennett and a veritable army of an art team, "Superman: Lois Lane" finds our titular heroine embroiled in a dangerous conflict with personal stakes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Meghan Hetrick, Ig Guara, Diogenes Neves, Guillermo Ortego, Hetrick, Ruy Jose, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, March 3rd, 2014

Umbral #4

Rascal may not have found a safe haven yet, but she has found pirates in Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten's "Umbral" #4.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Christopher Mitten
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 3rd, 2014

Sheltered #7

In "Sheltered" #7 by Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas, Murphy's Law bites budding young cult leader Lucas in the butt as one wrong move results in a domino effect of consequences.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Johnnie Christmas
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 3rd, 2014

Dead Boy Detectives #3

The investigation's underway, and there's nowhere left to hide at St. Hilarion's in Toby Litt & Mark Buckingham's "Dead Boy Detectives" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Toby Litt
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 3rd, 2014

Avengers Assemble #24

Spider-Girl teams up with Iron Man and then the bulk of the Avengers in her hunt for June Covington in Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis, and Matteo Buffagni's "Avengers Assemble" #24.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 3rd, 2014

Rat Queens #5

The Rat Queens finish out their big battle and through an appropriately wild party to celebrate while things for well in Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch's "Rat Queens" #5.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artists:
Roc Upchurch
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, March 3rd, 2014

Three #5

The three take on the 300 in the final issue of Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly's "Three."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, February 28th, 2014

Deadly Class #2

"Deadly Class" #2 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig follows Marcus around during his first couple of days in Kings Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, AKA the high school for assassins.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, February 28th, 2014

One Hit Wonder #1

Fabrice Sapolsky and Ariel Olivetti's "One Hit Wonder," though pretty with a great core concept, misses the mark due to major script issues.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Fabrice Sapolsky
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti, Jean-Marie Minguez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, February 28th, 2014

Tomb Raider #1

Exhausted and plagued by memories of Yamatai, Lara Croft and her friends are plunged into a new nightmare in Gail Simone, Nicolas Daniel Selma, and Juan Gedeon's "Tomb Raider" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Nicolas Daniel Selma, Juan Gedeon
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, February 28th, 2014

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2

Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty's "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" #2 feels like a genuine sequel to the "Serenity" film; fans of it and "Firefly" finally have a comic that's well worth their money.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Zack Whedon
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 28th, 2014

All-Star Western #28

Jonah Hex's adventures in the modern-day DC Universe reach their conclusion in "All-Star Western" #28, the hundredth Jonah Hex tale written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Staz Johnson, Fabrizio Fiorentino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, February 28th, 2014

Batman/Superman #8

"Batman/Superman" #8 has Greg Pak and Jae Lee kick off the "First Contact" crossover, finally uniting Batman and Superman with Huntress and Power Girl. And so far, it's off to a good start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Jae Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 28th, 2014

Superman #28

"Superman" #28 has Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth present a strange mixture of floating doors, multi-million dollar buyouts, a psychic Lois Lane and the Outsiders, but none of it clicks together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 28th, 2014

The Wake #6

The second half of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" begins here, a fascinating and gorgeous kickoff to the second part of this brilliant maxi-series.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Thu, February 27th, 2014

Mighty Avengers #7

White Tiger takes center stage in "Mighty Avengers" #7 as Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti set the heroine on the path of her family's killer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Valerio Schiti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 27th, 2014

Hawkeye #15

Artist David Aja returns to the series, and writer Matt Fraction puts the spotlight back on Hawkguy himself in "Hawkeye" #15, as the ever-present tracksuit mafia escalates the conflict in a darker but no less terrific issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, February 27th, 2014

Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand #5

"Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand" #5 wraps up the Galactus saga as Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley summon all hands to challenge the devourer of worlds.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 27th, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight #28

Gregg Hurwitz and Ethan Van Sciver take a quick flight with Man-Bat in "Batman: The Dark Knight" #28.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gregg Hurwitz
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, February 27th, 2014

Furious #2

"Furious" #2 has Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos's story of a hero with rage issues smash its way forward, and the combination of emotional and physical reasons behind her explosions ends up quite intriguing.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Bryan J.L. Glass
Artists:
Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #12

"The Trial of Jean Grey" continues in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #12, but Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's latest installment is feels like they're stalling for time before next month's conclusion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli, Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Wolverine and the X-Men #42

Jason Aaron is joined by a host of past artists to close down "Wolverine and the X-Men" #42, as many of the existing students graduate, while we get a glimpse of a possible future of the school too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, Pepe Larraz, Ramon Perez, Shawn Crystal, Steve Sanders, Nuno Alves, Tim Townsend, Chris Bachalo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Fantastic Four #1

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk get things rolling in the All-New Marvel NOW! debut of Marvel's first family in "Fantastic Four" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps: H.A.R.D. Corps #0

"Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps: H.A.R.D. Corps" #0 spans three decades and delivers some interesting insider information courtesy of Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, Valentine De Landro, Joseph Cooper and ChrisCross.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Valentine De Landro, Joseph Cooper, ChrisCross, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Black Science #4

"Black Science" #4 adds more suspense and surprises as Rick Remender's cast continues jumping between dimensions, which are all diversely rendered by Matteo Scalera and Dean White. It's classic science fiction with a contemporary spin.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Vandroid #1

"Vandroid" #1 brings a missing grindhouse film to the printed page, but Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith and Dan McDaid provide fuzzy details where harder edges should be.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith
Artists:
Dan McDaid
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Revenge #1

"Revenge" #1 by Jonathan Ross and Ian Churchill is a contrived and cliché-filled story about just that: revenge, and is also full of violence, gore, sex and bad language, which would be fine if it had any kind of meaningful story.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Ross
Artists:
Ian Churchill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, February 26th, 2014

Daredevil: Road Warrior #1

Mark Waid and Peter Krause set out to deliver Murdock's journey from New York to San Francisco in the "Daredevil: Road Warrior" #1 Infinite Comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, February 25th, 2014

X-Men #11

In preparation for their final clash, Arkea and the Sisterhood resurrect two of the X-Men's deadliest enemies for Brian Wood and Kris Anka's "X-Men" #11.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Kris Anka
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, February 24th, 2014

Morning Glories #37

Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #37 puts on the spotlight on Akiko while she is in a coma, giving readers glimpses of her childhood as well as weaving in new players and old friends and foes.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 24th, 2014

Red Sonja #7

Sonja begins a new quest to collect the world's greatest artisans, starting with a master chef in Gail Simone & Walter Geovani's "Red Sonja" #7.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, February 24th, 2014

The Unwritten: Apocalypse #2

Tom is reunited with his friends in the "real world," only to find that "real" doesn't mean much these days in "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #2

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, February 24th, 2014

The Midas Flesh #3

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "Midas Flesh" #3 continues to be a charming blend of comedy and high-stakes space adventure.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, February 24th, 2014

Fables #138

With one year left, "Fables" #138 touches base with Geppetto once more. And if you think Bill Willingham and Russ Braun are going to show a happy reformed conqueror, you're well mistaken.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 24th, 2014

The Joyners in 3D

R.J. Ryan and David Marquez, with assistance from Tara Rhymes and Jon Adams, come together for "The Joyners in 3D," a gorgeous original graphic novel in the Archaia tradition.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
R.J. Ryan, David Marquez
Artists:
David Marquez, Tara Rhymes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, February 24th, 2014

Animal Man #28

As the series starts to wind to a close, "Animal Man" #28 has Jeff Lemire and Rafael Albuquerque wrap up the Brother Blood storyline, even as the book doesn't lose sight of its focus on family.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 24th, 2014

Avengers World #3

"Avengers World" #3 shifts the action to Madripoor, but the spotlight is solely on Shang-Chi's battle against Gorgon.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 24th, 2014

Amazing X-Men #4

"Amazing X-Men" #4 has beautiful visuals from Ed McGuinness as the adventure in the afterlife continues, but Jason Aaron's story feels uncharacteristically slow and drawn out.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 24th, 2014
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