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Batman: Futures End #1

Ray Fawkes and Scott Snyder deliver a Batman who's broken but not defeated in "Batman: Futures End" #1, along with a couple of surprises that help maintain reader interest, and artist Aco's future world is fittingly cramped and gritty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Aco
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 11th, 2014

Copperhead #1

Jay Faerber & Scott Godlewski's "Copperhead" #1 is a self-assured space western with great characterization and a fantastic art. In short, it's good comics.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jay Faerber
Artists:
Scott Godlewski
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, September 10th, 2014

Hawkeye #20

Kate Bishop's adventures in Los Angeles come to a close in "Hawkeye" #20, even as Matt Fraction and Annie Wu show us Madame Masque's trap springing shut around Kate once and for all.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Annie Wu
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 10th, 2014

Superman Unchained #8

In "Superman Unchained" #8, Superman and Wraith duke it out in a globe-spanning fight in the penultimate issue of this series written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Jim Lee.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, September 10th, 2014

Annihilator #1

Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving's "Annihilator" #1 feels like familiar story territory, but at the same time there's a lot of potential for a dying writer creating the biography of a space hero.

Publisher:
Legendary Entertainment
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, September 10th, 2014

Grendel vs. The Shadow #1

In "Grendel vs. The Shadow" #1 by Matt Wagner, Grendel makes a trip to the past and crosses paths with The Shadow in 1930s New York City.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Matt Wagner
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Tue, September 9th, 2014

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6

Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela send Scooby-Doo and crew to the Hall of Justice to visit the Super Friends in “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” #6.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Dario Brizuela
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, September 9th, 2014

Grayson: Futures End #1

In Tom King, Tim Seeley, and Stephen Mooney's "Grayson: Future's End" #1, Dick Grayson has reached the end of his rope... with none other than Helena Bertinelli on the other end.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Stephen Mooney
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Black Widow #10

Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto's "Black Widow" #10 finds Natasha remembering her attempt to get an "old friend" out of Islamabad against Hawkeye's wishes, now that the same "old friend" has kidnapped Isaiah.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Cloaks #1

Adam uses his skills as a magician to rob from the rich and give to the poor in Caleb Monroe and Mariano Navarro's "Cloaks" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Caleb Monroe
Artists:
Mariano Navarro
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #25

An absolutely massive cast fills the pages of Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #25 as the X-Men come home for the reading of Professor Xavier's will.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Jamie Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Armor Hunters: Harbinger #3

Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill build a tense and character-driven conclusion to the series in "Armor Hunters: Harbinger" #3, a creepy and thrilling climax that also advances the main "Armor Hunters" story.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Robert Gill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Aquaman: Futures End #1

Arthur's attempts to reconcile Atlantis, Xebel and the surface world are crumbling in Dan Jurgens and Alvaro Martinez's "Aquaman: Futures End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Batman Eternal #22

Jorge Lucas's art in "Batman Eternal" #22 brings a splash of something new to the weekly series, but the issue itself is lacking any real luster as the Architect tries to take down the Beacon Tower.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Captain America #24

"Captain America" #24 escalates Arnim Zola's attack and puts Falcon on the front line, fighting as the lead hero as written by Rick Remender and drawn by the combined efforts of Carlos Pacheco and Paul Renaud.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Paul Renaud, Mariano Taibo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 8th, 2014

Green Arrow: Futures End #1

"Green Arrow: Futures End" #1 gives Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino a tiny epilogue to their amazing "Green Arrow" run, but it's mostly filling in the details on Ollie's "Futures End" death.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 5th, 2014

Justice League #33

"Justice League" #33 has Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke conclude the battle between the League, the Doom Patrol and Lex Luthor, with the new Power Ring trapped at the center of it all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, September 5th, 2014

She-Hulk #8

In "She-Hulk" #8, Jennifer takes a wrongful death case, one with high personal stakes for her so far, since her client is none other than her friend Captain America.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, September 5th, 2014

Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

All six kingdoms get a turn in the spotlight as Alec Holland goes on a world-changing quest in "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 5th, 2014

Original Sin #8

The Orb, Dr. Midas and Oubliette try to pillage the moon, and Uatu's murderer is finally revealed in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's "Original Sin" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, September 5th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #18

"The New 52: Futures End" #18 exhibits some depth to previous surprises and packs in a few more in this story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen with art by Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, September 5th, 2014

God Hates Astronauts #1

Easily the most bizarre book you'll read this week, Ryan Browne's "God Hates Astronauts" #1 is hilarious and awesome.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ryan Browne
Artists:
Ryan Browne
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Action Comics: Futures End #1

Sholly Fisch and Pascal Alixe reinvent the Bronze Age "Sand Superman" for "Action Comics: Futures End" #1, but while the imagery is great, the story itself is a little flat and predictable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Pascal Alixe, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Moon Knight #7

Khonshu's favored son rises once more, with Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood joining the adventure in "Moon Knight" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Detective Comics: Futures End #1

Brian Buccatello tells a tense and intriguing future tale teaming up Batman and The Riddler in "Detective Comics: Futures End" #1 that has ties to recent storylines, drawn by a trio of artists that show not much has changed in Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Scott Hepburn, Cliff Richards, Fabrizio Fiorentino
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0

Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli do their best "Hawkeye" homage in "Hawkeye vs. Deadpool" #0, mixing it with the very different style of "Deadpool."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Matteo Lolli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Earth 2: Futures End #1

Daniel H. Wilson has a simple enough idea for "Earth 2: Futures End" #1, but he and artists Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira unnecessarily convolute this battle between Mr. Terrifics with weak transitions, odd pacing, and muddled inking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Green Lantern: Futures End #1

"Green Lantern: Futures End" #1 brings in Relic, Black Lanterns, Martin Jordan and more in a Robert Venditti story with art from Martin Coccolo and Aaron Lopresti.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Martin Coccolo, Aaron Lopresti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 4th, 2014

Alice Cooper #1

Joe Harris and Eman Casallos don't go for over-the-top shock value in "Alice Cooper" #1, instead settling for a lower-key if somewhat derivative introduction that is nonetheless fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Eman Casallos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, September 4th, 2014

The Names #1

Written by Peter Milligan with art by Leandro Fernandez, "The Names" #1 opens with an apparent suicide as Katya Walker begins her journey to find out what happened to her husband and why.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, September 4th, 2014

The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver intrigue and emotional impact in the debut of "The Death Defying Dr. Mirage" from Valiant.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Roberto de la Torre
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Tue, September 2nd, 2014

Flash Gordon #5

"Flash Gordon" #5 involves a biomass, Hawkmen, Skyrens and the usual trio of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Doctor Zarkov, as imagined by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Sandy Jarrell and Richard Case.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Sandy Jarrell, Richard Case, Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Death of Wolverine #1

The jig is up! The news is out: Wolverine has lost his healing factor, and his old foes plus every bounty hunter worth a damn are out to get him in Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, and Jay Leisten's "Death of Wolverine" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Bodies #2

The four detectives struggle to identify the strange body in Si Spencer, Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay and Meghan Hetrick's "Bodies" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #3

As Titus Andronicus approaches, Juliet and Cesario make a desperate sacrifice and a plan in Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, and Andy Belanger's "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night."

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Revival #23

Dana confronts Anders, and Sheriff Cypress confronts Edmund Holt in Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's "Revival" #23.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, September 1st, 2014

All-New Invaders #9

Deathlok guest-stars in "All-New Invaders" #9 by James Robinson and Steve Pugh.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, September 1st, 2014

Wayward #1

When she moved to Japan to be with her mother, Rori Lane knew it would be a lot different from her life in Ireland -- but she never would have bargained on the supernatural attacks headed her way in Jim Zub and Steve Cummings' "Wayward" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Steve Cummings
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, August 29th, 2014

Theseus and the Minotaur

Yvan Pommaux's "Theseus and the Minotaur" is the first graphic novel from Toon Books for slightly older readers, and it's a pleasant retelling of the familiar Greek myth.

Publisher:
Toon Books
Writer:
Yvan Pommaux
Artists:
Yvan Pommaux
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 29th, 2014

POP #1

Coop is plotting suicide when Elle Ray escapes the lab in Curt Pires and Jason Copland's "POP" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Curt Pires
Artists:
Jason Copland
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, August 29th, 2014
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