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Trees #2

In "Trees" #2 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, the Blindhail researchers make a disturbing discovery, a young couple talks of the future of Cefalu and a Somalian president incorporates the Trees into his political strategy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jason Howard
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, June 27th, 2014

Outcast #1

Robert Kirkman's creepy new series "Outcast" has a ton of potential largely thanks to gorgeous visuals by Paul Azaceto and Elizabeth Breitweiser that find the perfect blend of humanity and horror.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, June 27th, 2014

C.O.W.L. #2

Grant gets in over his head while on patrol with Karl in "C.O.W.L." #2 by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, June 27th, 2014

Saga #20

As Alana and Marko settle into a domestic if tense life, the Robot Kingdom's royal family undergoes a dramatic shift in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #20.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, June 27th, 2014

All-New Ultimates #4

The ladies get some downtime and the Snakes get back to snakin' in Michel Fiffe and Amilcar Pinna's "All-New Ultimates" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Michel Fiffe
Artists:
Amilcar Pinna
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, June 27th, 2014

Ghost #5

"Ghost" #5 features the new creative team of Christopher Sebela, Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons, but this story with a potentially demonic movie host is lacking energy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 27th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #3

"The Amazing Spider-Man" #3 pits Black Cat against her frequent ally and companion, Spider-Man, in a story written by Dan Slott and drawn by Humberto Ramos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 27th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #16

In "Guardians of the Galaxy" #16, Brian Bendis and artists Nick Bradshaw and David Marquez check in on confrontations with the Kree, the Skrulls, the Spartoi, Badoon and Shi'Ar.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, David Marquez, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 27th, 2014

Aquaman #32

The Atlanteans' dislike of Mera comes to a boil, even as Aquaman encounters the new foe Chimera, all courtesy Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 26th, 2014

The Flash #32

"The Flash" #32 on its surface has a very standard story, but Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund liven it up thanks to the villain Merge's gauntlets.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Van Jensen
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 26th, 2014

New Avengers Annual #1

In “New Avengers Annual” #1, Frank Barbiere and Marco Rudy reveal just how much Stephen Strange's recent transactions have affected the Sorcerer Supreme.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Barberie
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 26th, 2014

Original Sin: Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1

"Original Sin" #3.1 goes back to the gamma bomb construction in Bruce Banner's pre-Hulk days, but now includes an appearance from Tony Stark, thanks to Kieron Gillen, Mark Waid and Mark Bagley.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 26th, 2014

Clockwork Angels #3

"Clockwork Angels" #3 continues Kevin J. Anderson and Nick Robles' pleasant and colorful adaptation of Rush drummer Neil Peart's story, as originally told in the band's most recent studio album, although it suffers from a sharp tu

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Kevin J. Anderson, Neal Peart
Artists:
Nick Robles
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, June 26th, 2014

Batman Eternal #12

James Tynion IV, Mikel Janin, and company bring back a bunch of early characters and plot threads into "Batman Eternal" #12, even as a plan to stop Gotham's gang war is revealed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 26th, 2014

Savage Hulk #1

"Savage Hulk" #1 has some gorgeous art from Alan Davis and Mark Farmer, but Davis's story -- set immediately after the original "X-Men" #66 -- feels sadly unenergetic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alan Davis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 26th, 2014

Dream Thief: Escape #1

Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood flash back to the 1980s for John Lincoln's second set of adventures in "Dream Thief: Escape" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 25th, 2014

Ms. Marvel #5

"Ms. Marvel" #5 has G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona show us Kamala growing into her role as a superhero, but even a typically-standard training montage is joyous thanks to these creators.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 25th, 2014

Batman #32

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia deliver an excellent example of comic collaboration in "Batman" #32, the tension-filled, beautifully drawn, and second-to-last chapter in "Zero Year."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, June 25th, 2014

Superman #32

Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr's "Superman" #32 boldly reminds readers just how awesome the Man of Steel can be and present the kind of story they've been wanting all along, faithfully interpreting and dynamically illustrating the charac

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, June 25th, 2014

Elektra #3

Elektra's quest for Cape Crow takes her and his son Kento to his underwater liar that results in a surprise showdown in W. Haden Blackman and Michael Del Mundo's "Elektra" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Michael Del Mundo
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Sex Criminals #6

"Sex Criminals" #6 is the start of a new story arc focused more around Jon. The discovery of a piece of technology that works within The Quiet leads him first to despair and then to rage-ignited action.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Thomas Alsop #1

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Chris Miskiewicz
Artists:
Palle Schmidt
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Eye of Newt #1

Apprentice to a wizard, Newt must prepare to prove himself in the Netherworld in Michael Hague's "Eye of Newt."

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Michael Hague
Artists:
Michael Hague
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1

"Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland" #1 has a wonderfully long name, and an equally long amount of set-up time in this first issue. Fortunately, Tyler Crook's art saves the day.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kim Newman, Maura McHugh
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #22

It's the X-Men vs S.H.I.E.L.D., but only sort of, in Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #22.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Marc Deering, Mark Irwin, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Daredevil #4

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee wrap up their first storyline in the new "Daredevil" series, but this story with the Owl and the Shroud more of a "to be continued later" setup than a definitive conclusion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Winterworld #1

Chuck Dixon returns to the bleak world he co-created, bringing along Butch Guice to handle art chores in "Winterworld" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

The Manhattan Projects #21

This is an issue about a talking dog in space. Close this browser window and go read Jonathan Hickman & Ryan Browne's "The Manhattan Projects" #21 already.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Ryan Browne
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Fatale #23

"Fatale" #23 has Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips show us just what it's like to be Josephine, as Nic learns a brutal secret about Jo and his family, even with one issue left to go.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 23rd, 2014

Batman Eternal #11

In "Batman Eternal" #11, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley and Ian Bertram combine action in Brazil and Daddy issues for the "Day of the Dads."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Ian Bertram
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, June 20th, 2014

Alex + Ada #7

Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #7 finds Alex and Ada facing the real world and the inherent complications of Ada's sentience.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Luna, Sara Vaughn
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, June 20th, 2014

Thor: God of Thunder #23

Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic bring readers the final riveting chapter of "The Last Days of Midgard" in "Thor: God of Thunder" #23.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 20th, 2014

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #1

After a trip to Prospero's Island leaves them ragged and dispirited, Hamlet, Juliet, Othello and Will find themselves on a new adventure in Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col & Andy Belanger's "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger, Adam Gorham
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Thu, June 19th, 2014

Original Sin #4

Jason Aaron takes an odd mix of characters and settings, and makes a pretty decent story in "Original Sin" #4, despite a subdued pace and one-dimensional dialogue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, June 19th, 2014

Thunderbolts #27

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker return to the Thunderbolts and bring about a difference of opinion as Frank Castle decides to take a different path from the team in "Thunderbolts" #27.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Carlos Cuevas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 19th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #7

With art from Aaron Lopresti and Art Thibert, "New 52: Futures End" #7 is an issue of transitions that doesn't do anything to further any of the divergent storylines opened to this point.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 19th, 2014

Nova #18

In "Nova" #18, Gerry Duggan and David Baldeon send Sam Alexander to the moon, where the fledgling Nova finds himself drawn into the "Original Sin" event.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
David Baldeon, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 19th, 2014

The Wicked + The Divine #1

Even pop star gods can't predict everything, a conceit proven in Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Thu, June 19th, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #4 delves deeper into the ever-changing vampire powers, while Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, and Rebekah Isaacs investigate Xander, Faith, and Dracula.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 18th, 2014

MPH #2

"MPH" #2 zooms into a new installment, as Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo expand the super-speed, and things progress in a satisfying manner even as the impending crash looms overhead.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 18th, 2014
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