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Spider-Man 2099 #2

Peter David and Will Sliney slow things down a bit and check in on Miguel's personal life in "Spider-Man 2099" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Will Sliney
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 18th, 2014

Jason Shiga's Demon #1

"Jason Shiga's Demon" #1 is just the tip of the iceberg for Shiga's comic that mixes adventure with puzzle-solving, for those who are willing to hang in and wait.

Publisher:
Shiga Books
Writer:
Jason Shiga
Artists:
Jason Shiga
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 18th, 2014

New Suicide Squad #2

"New Suicide Squad" #2 has Sean Ryan joined by Tom Denerick and a slew of finishers, even as we start to see the differences between the similarly-armed members of the Squad.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Tom Denerick, Scott Hanna, Mark Irwin, Norm Rapmund, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 18th, 2014

All-New X-Men #30

"All-New X-Men" #30's story from Brian Michael Bendis about Angel, X-23, Jean Grey, and Emma Frost is fine, but it's Sara Pichelli's art that does the truly heavy lifting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 18th, 2014

Fantastic Four #8

James Robinson continues to drag the FF into the darkness highlighted by Leonard Kirk's handsome art in "Fantastic Four" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, August 18th, 2014

Sex Criminals #7

Suzie and Rach reunite, Jon discovers Kegel Face's secret sex dungeon, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky continue to serve up a mixture of sweetness and sex-based adventure. Plus, the Dildo Throne.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 18th, 2014

Original Sin #7

"Original Sin" #7 by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato is one big fight, "Nick Fury vs. The World," and the biggest loser is Thor, son of Odin.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, August 15th, 2014

X-Men #18

"X-Men" #18 brings in Marc Guggenheim and Harvey Tolibao for a guest story arc, and as they head off into space you'll wish that this was the new permanent creative team.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Harvey Tolibao, Ed Tadeo, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 15th, 2014

Avengers Undercover #8

Three months later, the Murder World survivors finally get the insider info they need in Dennis Hopeless and Tigh Walker's "Avengers Undercover" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Tigh Walker
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, August 15th, 2014

Hexed #1

Michael Alan Nelson's "Hexed" returns to Boom! with a new story and new artist, Dan Mora.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Dan Mora
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 15th, 2014

Captain Marvel #6

Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez bring the first arc of the new "Captain Marvel" to a close as Carol's attempt to do some good for the people of Torfa comes to a violent conclusion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 15th, 2014

Inhuman #3

"Inhuman" #3 rounds out the opening story arc from Charles Soule and artist Joe Madureira as Medusa leads her followers to attack Lash and the residents of Orollan.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Joe Madureira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 15th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #5

Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos provide a witty, character-driven, balanced, and lighthearted story that explores Peter's relationship with Silk, and the Black Cat's vendetta against Peter, in "Amazing Spider-Man" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, August 15th, 2014

Hulk #5

Gerry Duggan joins Mark Bagley and the rest of the creative team in "Hulk" #5 and introduces readers to Doctor Green.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 15th, 2014

Batman Eternal #19

Tim Seeley helms "Batman Eternal" #19 by interweaving tightly-paced story threads embellished with clever dialogue, while artist Emanuel Simeoni and colorist Blond adds to the mood with dense and richly textured panels that pack each page.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, August 14th, 2014

Godzilla: Cataclysm #1

"Godzilla: Cataclysm" #1, written by Cullen Bunn with art by Dave Wachter, delivers the story of people trying to pick up the pieces of life -- and society -- in the wake of monster-spawned calamity.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Dave Wachter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 14th, 2014

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1

DC brings readers another worthwhile digital-first comics starring one of their trinity with "Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman" #1, written by Gail Simone and drawn by Ethan Van Sciver.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 13th, 2014

Batman #34

"Batman" finally returns to the present day, as Gerry Duggan, Scott Snyder, and Matteo Scalera bring us on a search for a killer whose greatest wish... is to be anonymous.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 13th, 2014

Star Wars #20

Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda draw a close to their exploration from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away throughout the pages of "Star Wars" #20.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 13th, 2014

Dark Ages #1

Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard reunite to bring aliens into medieval Europe in "Dark Ages" #1, pleasingly told in a straightforward manner while suggesting the notion that there's more to what's seen in this issue.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 13th, 2014

Midnight Tiger #1

"Midnight Tiger" #1 introduces a new comic book character from the collaborative efforts of DeWayne Feenstra and Ray-Anthony Height.

Publisher:
Action Lab Comics
Writer:
DeWayne Feenstra, Ray-Anthony Height
Artists:
Ray-Anthony Height
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 13th, 2014

Alex + Ada #8

In "Alex + Ada" #8, love blooms but doesn't have clear path within a thorny bramble of law and ethics.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 11th, 2014

Moon Knight #6

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey deliver a tightly-paced origin for the new Black Spectre, capped off with a fitting confrontation to wrap up their run on the title in "Moon Knight" #6.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, August 11th, 2014

Lazarus #10

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark reveal what happened to Jonah Carlyle in Hock territory for "Lazarus" #10.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark, Brian Level
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 11th, 2014

The Squidder #2

The Squidder changes his mind about retrieving the priestess in Ben Templesmith's "The Squidder" #2.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Ben Templesmith
Artists:
Ben Templesmith
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 11th, 2014

New Avengers #22

On another world, someone may be shouting, "You maniacs! You blew it up!" regarding the outcome of "New Avengers" #22, written by Jonathan Hickman with art from Kev Walker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 11th, 2014

Harbinger: Omegas #1

Writer Joshua Dysart's "Harbinger: Omegas" #1 is a low-key but critical conduit between the recently-concluded "Harbinger" series and whatever comes next, nicely laid out and cleverly drawn by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, August 11th, 2014

Original Sin: Hulk Vs. Iron Man #4

Kieron Gillen and Mark Waid somewhat redeem Tony Stark and clarify his role in creating The Hulk in "Original Sin" #3.4, with action and revelations that salvages the series, and has a convincing Hulk vs. Iron Man battle drawn by Luke Ross.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen, Mark Waid
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, August 11th, 2014

SIP Kids #1

In "SIP Kids" #1 by Terry Moore, the original "Strangers in Paradise" characters are all six years old. It's a funny and charming debut that will be especially rewarding for fans of the original series.

Publisher:
Abstract Studios
Writer:
Terry Moore
Artists:
Terry Moore
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Steven Universe #1

Steven, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl deal with attacking gems, birthday surprises and more in "Steven Universe" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Jeremy Sorese, Raven M. Mousee, Kali Ciesemier, Joceline Fenton
Artists:
Jeremy Sorese, Raven M. Mousee, Kali Ciesemier, Joceline Fenton
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Angel & Faith Season 10 #5

"Angel & Faith Season 10" #5 is really just "Angel Season 10" #5, but Victor Gischler and Derlis Santacruz's story addressing the recent changes in vampires is the best issue to date.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Derlis Santacruz, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Imperial #1

Mark McDonnell's painfully mediocre life gets turned upside down the superhero Imperial comes to him in Steven T. Seagle and Mark Dos Santos' "Imperial" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Steven T. Seagle
Artists:
Mark Dos Santos
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, August 8th, 2014

I Was The Cat

Paul Tobin and Benjamin Dewey present a tale of a cat who wants to take over the world in "I Was The Cat."

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, August 8th, 2014

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Peter Parker returns in Briand Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Marquez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 8th, 2014

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
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