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Batman Eternal #1

"Batman Eternal" #1 is an impressive start to DC's new wave of weekly titles, as Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV team up to tell a tightly-paced, well-characterized story that's lavishly illustrated by Jason Fabok.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, April 9th, 2014

Loki: Agent of Asgard #3

In "Loki: Agent of Asgard" #3 by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett, Old Loki rewrites Asgardian history, culminating in actions that will affect the Loki of the present day.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Lee Garbett
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, April 7th, 2014

Red Sonja and Cub #1

While in Khitai, Red Sonja must protect a young girl until she reaches her wedding in Jim Zub and Jonathan Lau's "Red Sonja and Cub" One-Shot.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 7th, 2014

Caliban #1

Two ships collide mid-warp -- and only one is piloted by humans in "Caliban" #1 by Garth Ennis and Facundo Percio.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Facundo Percio
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 7th, 2014

Swamp Thing #30

"The Gift of the Sureen" continues in "Swamp Thing" #30 as Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz, and Javier Pina both keep things interesting and also expand the mythology of Swamp Thing in general.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Javier Pina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, April 7th, 2014

Shotgun Wedding #1

"Shotgun Wedding" #1 is a reasonable start to this weekly mini-series from William Harms and Edward Pun, but it feels like we've seen this story about formerly engaged assassins before.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
William Harms
Artists:
Edward Pun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, April 7th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business

In the "Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business" original graphic novel, Mark Waid, James Robinson and Gabrielle Dell'Otto introduce readers to Peter Parker's sister and welcome Wilson Fisk back to business.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, James Robinson
Artists:
Gabriele Dell'Otto, Werther Dell'Edera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 7th, 2014

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude #1

Nebula takes center stage in "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude" #1 as writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning join artist Wellington Alves to lay critical groundwork for the galaxy the Guardians call home.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Wellington Alves, Manny Clark
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 4th, 2014

The Field #1

"The Field" #1 by Ed Brisson and Simon Roy begins with a setup that is rare in real-life, but popular in fiction for its instant suspense: the main character wakes up with no memory of who he is and is pursued by sinister forces.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Simon Roy
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Action Comics #30

"Action Comics" #30 wraps up the Ghost Soldier story, and while the sense of wonder from the earlier issues isn't there, Pak, Kuder, Dougherty, and Kershl give us a good conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Jed Dougherty, Karl Kershl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Veil #2

"Veil" #2 has Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula continue the strange story of Veil and Dante, even as the focus begins to expand and we start to see the other forces swirling around its orbit.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Dead Letters #1

Christopher Sebela and Chris Visions' "Dead Letters" #1 is a noir crime story that initially feels a bit jumbled, but since there's a purpose to that storytelling, it's something that ultimately pays off.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Chris Visions
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Moon Knight #2

Marc Spector, Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire all work together to create an inspired, tragic super hero tale in "Moon Knight" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Black Widow #5

"Black Widow" #5 gives the titular Avenger a shot at the Mad Monk courtesy of Nathan Edmondson's writing and Phil Noto's always-beautiful art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Angel and Faith Season 10 #1

Angel deals with pixie mobs and Faith slays zompyres in the debut issue of Victor Gischler and Will Conrad's "Ange and Faith Season 10" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, April 4th, 2014

She-Hulk #3

"She-Hulk" #3 sends Jennifer Walters and Kristoff Vernard to federal court to attain citizenship for Kristoff in a Charles Soule-written, Javier Pulido-drawn story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Captain America #19

"Captain America" #19 by Rick Remender and Nic Klein continues the deconstruction of the Sentinel of Liberty.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Nic Klein
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 4th, 2014

What If? Age of Ultron #1

Joe Keatinge and Raffaele Ienco provide almost nothing of interest in "What If? Age of Ultron" #1, blowing through points of potential interest to get to a very dull story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Inhuman #1

Out of the ashes of Attilan, a new supervillain rises in Charles Soule and Joe Madureira's "Inhuman" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Joe Madureira
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, April 4th, 2014

Aquaman and the Others #1

The King of Atlantis gets a second title leading a team in Dan Jurgens and Lan Medina's "Aquaman and the Others" #1, confidently beginning a simple but entertaining and nicely drawn story that contains just enough surprises.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Lan Medina, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, April 3rd, 2014

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #200

A host of artists led by regular collaborator Dave Marquez bring the celebration to Brian Michael Bendis' two-hundredth issue in "Ultimate Spider-Man" #200.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Dave Marquez, David Lafuente, Sara Pichelli, Mark Brooks, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, April 3rd, 2014

Stormwatch #30

The past 11 issues are wiped from the books as the previous team is suddenly back in the helm for "Stormwatch" #30 -- and quite frankly, it makes me wish that Sterling Gates and Jeremy Roberts had taken over instead.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Jeremy Roberts
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 2nd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude Infinite Comic #1

Gamora takes center stage in "Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude Infinite Comic" #1 as writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning return to familiar characters in the nascent cinematic universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Daniel Govar, Andrea Di Vito
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, April 2nd, 2014

Detective Comics #30

"Detective Comics" #30 looks absolutely gorgeous courtesy Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, and the story centering around a waterfront renovation feels timely and full of promise.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 2nd, 2014

'68: Rule of War #1

The zombie apocalypse is undead and well during the Vietnam War in "'68: Rule of War" #1 by Mark Kidwell and Jeff Zornow, with a new Frankenstein-esque sci-fi element that's intriguing but a bit underplayed in this issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Kidwell
Artists:
Jeff Zornow
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, April 2nd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #13

The Trial of Jean Grey reaches its conclusion in Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, and David Marquez's "Guardians of the Galaxy" #13.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli, David Marquez
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, March 31st, 2014

The Bunker #2

Grady aims to be a hero, and it seems that not all the letter writers may have good intentions in Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari's "The Bunker" #2.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Joe Infurnari
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 31st, 2014

The Undertaking of Lily Chen

"The Undertaking of Lily Chen" by Danica Novgorodoff is a dark but often funny "boy meets girl" story about the intersection of two families and a grave robber due to the demands created by a rural Chinese custom of "corpse brides

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Danica Novgorodoff
Artists:
Danica Novgorodoff
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 31st, 2014

Umbral #5

The Umbral and their agents close in on Rascal, and Profoss Munty explains the Fendish history in Antony Johnston & Christopher Mitten's "Umbral" #5.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Christopher Mitten
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 31st, 2014

Aquaman #29

"Aquaman" #29 is a bombastic example of the world-building Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier bring to the adventures of Arthur and crew.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 31st, 2014

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #6

As "Forever Evil" closes in on its own conclusion, Sterling Gates and Neil Edwards' "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." #6 brings the meandering adventures and emotions of Steve Trevor to a temporary conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 31st, 2014

Sandman: Overture #2

In "Sandman Overture" #2 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, Daniel meets with Mad Hettie and Morpheus learns of alarming news through a council with all his counterparts in different worlds.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, March 28th, 2014

Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1

Jim Zub, Andrew Coelho, and Scott Hanna are all about Amanda Waller in "Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller" #1, which finds her dropped into an unexpected and dangerous situation.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Andre Coelho, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, March 28th, 2014

All-New Ghost Rider #1

Ghost Rider trades two wheels for four in Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore's "All-New Ghost Rider" #1, a fun new take on the character.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Felipe Smith
Artists:
Tradd Moore
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, March 28th, 2014

Real Heroes #1

The cast of a blockbuster superhero movie discovers that everything from their film is real in Bryan Hitch's "Real Heroes" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Bryan Hitch
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Paul neary
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, March 28th, 2014

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #200

Larry Hama hits a milestone and writes "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" #200, which is illustrated by S. L. Gallant and features a G.I. Joe and Cobra firefight in the middle of the desert.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Larry Hama
Artists:
S.L. Gallant, Juan Castro, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 28th, 2014

Superior Spider-Man #30

Writers Dan Slott, Christos Gage and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli with inkers John Dell and Terry Pallot bring excitement and surprise to the penultimate issue of the series in "Superior Spider-Man" #30.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 28th, 2014

Amazing X-Men #5

With cinematic-worthy spectacles drawn by Ed McGuinness, "Amazing X-Men" #5 brings Jason Aaron's story of "The Quest for Nightcrawler" to a close.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 28th, 2014

Rocky and Bullwinkle #1

"Rocky and Bullwinkle" #1 brings some fun art and an entertaining bit of nostalgic escape from Mark Evanier, Roger Langridge and Jeremy Colwell.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mark Evanier
Artists:
Roger Langridge
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 27th, 2014

New Avengers #16.NOW

In "New Avengers" #16, Namor and T'Challa observe incursions being successfully thwarted on Earth-4,290,001, as told by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Rags Morales.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 27th, 2014
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