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Legendary Star-Lord #2

Peter's half-sister plans to turn him over for a handsome bounty before he easily talks her out of it in Sam Humphries and Paco Medina's "Legendary Star-Lord" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 8th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #14

80% of "New 52: Futures End" #14 consists of fight scenes (Emiko, Big Barda, Deathstroke, Plastique, Batman Beyond, etc.) and it's eroding a lot of good will that the book's writing staff built up a month ago.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Grayson #2

"Grayson" #2 deals with the growing mystery of Spyral and a high-speed cannibal in the second issue of the series written by Tom King and Tim Seeley with are from Mikel Janin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Mikel Janin, Guillermo Ortego, Juan Castro
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #8

"Justice League 3000" #9 gives the team a desperately needed victory, as Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Howard Porter, and Chris Batista give us an escape from Cadmusworld.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter, Chris Batista, LeBeau Underwood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 8th, 2014

New Warriors #8

"New Warriors" #8 finishes up the focus on new Inhuman Haechi, but Christopher Yost and Marcus To's comic has good ideas but feels a little too scattered to fully grab one's attention.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Marcus To
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Action Comics #34

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, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Nightworld #1

Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri's "Nightworld" #1 is dreamlike and strange, even as it feels like a lost dark fantasy comic by Jack Kirby.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Adam McGovern
Artists:
Paolo Leandri
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 8th, 2014

She-Hulk #7

Charles Soule and Javier Pulido deliver the best issue yet of their wonderful new "She-Hulk" series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

"Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #1 lets Stan Sakai jump 20 years into the future, as all-out war between Lord Noriyuki and Lord Hikiji breaks out, with Usagi as a general... but something bigger is on the horizon.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 7th, 2014

Rocket Raccoon #2

Skottie Young sends Rocket to prison in "Rocket Raccoon" #2, and Rocket breaks out in spectacular fashion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 7th, 2014

Superior Spider-Man #32

"Superior Spider-Man" #32 gives Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert a chance to check in with Otto Octavius before the events of "Spider-Verse" unfurl.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 7th, 2014

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

"Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" #1 feels like a modern-day rediscovery of a classic Kirby concept, which is exactly what it is, courtesy of writer Joe Casey and artists Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg and Ulises Farinas.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Ulises Farinas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 6th, 2014

Howtoons [Re]Ignition #1

"Howtoons [Re]Ignition" #1 by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Tom Fowler delivers a cool story, science lessons and how-to instructions for some simple, but fun activities.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 6th, 2014

Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

Jim Starlin stages an epic homecoming in "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation," an opus whose strength lies in the vast journey that takes readers through every cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Andy Smith
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, August 5th, 2014

Day Men #4

The vampires of the Old World have arrived, and they've got questions for the Virgos in Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson and Brian Stelfreeze's "Day Men" #4.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Black Science #7

Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera shine the spotlight on Kadir as he strives to uphold Grant McKay's dying wish in "Black Science" #7.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Veil #4

Cormac exercises his power over Veil, and Dante meets Veil's "boss" in Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula's "Veil" #4.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Aquaman Annual #2

In "Aquaman Annual" #2 by Jeff Parker, Yvel Guichet and Alvaro Martinez, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Mera team up to fight the Giant-Born.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Yvel Guichet, Alvaro Martinez, Jason Gorder, Wayne Faucher, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Harley Quinn #8

"Harley Quinn" #8 mixes pawn shop robbers, roller derby, and the most horrifying catapult ever, in a fairly funny comic thanks to Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Chad Hardin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Detective Comics Annual #3

Brian Buccellato, Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn give us a story that nominally ties into "Icarus" but this is a comic that feels a little less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Fatale #24

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bring "Fatale" to a close with an oversized and appropriately satisfying issue for the generation spanning saga.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, August 4th, 2014

How to Be Happy

"How To Be Happy" is a stunning collection of some of Eleanor Davis' best work, insightful and moving musings on life, love, death and everything in between.

Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Writer:
Eleanor Davis
Artists:
Eleanor Davis
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #87

An issue of "Tarot" happens, completely incongruous with the rest of the series in Jim Balent's "Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose" #87.

Publisher:
Broadsword Comics
Writer:
Jim Balent
Artists:
Jim Balent
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, August 4th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #13

"New 52: Futures End" #13 is a meandering, impenetrable and stagnant chapter in this weekly series, notable only for Patrick Zircher's pleasing artwork that props up Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen's story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta #1

Stories include corporate superheroes, a tale of teenage loss, snowed-in sibling rivalry and more in "Vertigo Quarterly Magenta."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Rachel Deering, Carla Berrocal, Jody Houser, Annie Mok, Peter Milligan, Rian Hughes, Michael Moreci, Ryan K. Lindsay, Fabio Moon
Artists:
Matteo Scalera, Carla Berrocal, Nathan Fox, Dawson Walker, Rufus Dayglo, Rian Hughes, Andrea Mutti, Tommy Lee Edwards, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Hawkeye #19

In "Hawkeye" #19 by Matt Fraction and David Aja, Clint is deafened from the injuries inflicted by the Bro Gang but his brother Barney may get him to see, if not hear, reason.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Low #1

Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini may have a good sci-fi story in "Low" but issue #1 suffers in the execution.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Bodies #1

Murder! Underground organizations! Intrigue! Si Spencer, Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay & Phil Winslade join forces to spin a tale spanning 160 years and four protagonists in "Bodies" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay, Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #17

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, Michael Avon Oeming, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Outcast #2

"Outcast" #2 follows on from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's powerful debut, as readers learn a little more about possession and the greater forces and conspiracies at work in Kyle's life.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 1st, 2014

The Massive #25

As Brian Wood and Garry Brown's "The Massive" #25 begins the final arc of the series, the arc itself begins to chronicle what appears to be actual end of the world, in a tense & ominous tale that benefits from its atypically personal story.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Justice League #32

The all-new Doom Patrol tackles the all-new Power Ring, even as Lex Luthor wants to build an all-new Justice League, courtesy Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Keith Champagne.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 31st, 2014

The Sandman: Overture #3

"The Sandman: Overture" #3 not only continues the story from the first two issues courtesy Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, but also gives us information connecting to earlier "Sandman" story arcs.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 31st, 2014

Cyclops #3

In "Cyclops" #3 Russell Dauterman and Greg Rucka strand Cyclops and his father, Corsair, on "Gilligan's Planet," forcing them to discuss their relationship.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 31st, 2014

100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

"100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy" #1 presents a fun romp across the galaxy from writers Andy Lanning and Ron Marz with art from Gustavo Duarte.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Lanning, Ron Marz
Artists:
Gustavo Duarte
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 31st, 2014

C.O.W.L. #3

"C.O.W.L." #3 brings the spotlight to Radia in a relatively low-key issue that adds mortar to the foundation of this world being built by writers Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel with art from Rod Reis and letters from Troy Peteri.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 31st, 2014

Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1

John Layman and Rob Guillory sum up "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1 quite elegantly with one line of dialog: "This is no ordinary secret agent chicken."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 30th, 2014

The Wake #10

"The Wake" #10 brings together everything previously laid out by Scott Snyder in past issues, revealing a far larger and surprisingly epic story that's nicely wrapped up and magnificently chronicled by Sean Murphy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, July 30th, 2014

Owlgirls #1

A Kickstarter success story, “Owlgirls” #1, from Red Anvil Press trips back to the 1940s to check in on a trio of owl-faced sisters in this story by Robert J. Sodaro, Rachele Aragno and Dave Ryan.

Publisher:
Red Anvil Comics
Writer:
Robert J. Sodaro
Artists:
Rachele Aragno, Dave Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 30th, 2014

Elfquest: The Final Quest #4

"Elfquest: The Final Quest" #4 has Wendy and Richard Pini quietly cleaning up a little continuity issue, even as the revelation from the end of the previous issue is followed up.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artists:
Wendy Pini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, July 29th, 2014
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