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The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw #2

The Great Champion emerges, but he isn't what anyone expected in Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, December 8th, 2014

Swamp Thing #37

Writer Charles Soule, artist Jesus Saiz, colorist Matt Hollingsworth and letterer Travis Lanham pull out all the stops as they introduce the Machine Queen and set her on a path of conquest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, December 8th, 2014

Legendary Star-Lord #6

In "Legendary Star-Lord" #6, writer Sam Humphries and artist Paco Medina finally send Peter Quill and Kitty Pryde on a date, and chaos ensues.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, December 8th, 2014

Dash #2

"Dash" #2 continues the story of private eye Dashell Malone; his lover's been murdered but the Egyptian-themed murders continue, courtesy Dave Ebersole and Delia Gable.

Publisher:
Northwest Press
Writer:
Dave Ebersole
Artists:
Delia Gable
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, December 5th, 2014

Wolf Moon #1

Once every full moon, the Wolf resurfaces in a hailstorm of blood and gore -- and Dillon plans to put a stop to it once and for all in Cullen Bunn and Jeremy Haun's "Wolf Moon" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, December 5th, 2014

Fairest #32

"Fairest" #32 wraps up the final storyline of the series (with a one-shot to go), and Mark Buckingham and Russ Braun's story continues its rambling, slightly nonsensical nature.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mark Buckingham
Artists:
Russ Braun, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, December 5th, 2014

Chew #45

In "Chew" #45 by John Layman and Rob Guillory, most of the FDA team is under the knife in ER after last issue's disastrous attempt to collect The Collector, and the last page has a jaw-dropping plot twist.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, December 5th, 2014

Escape From New York #1

Having potentially started World War III, Snake Plissken heads to Florida in Christopher Sebela & Diego Barreto's "Escape From New York" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Diego Barreto
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, December 5th, 2014

Peach and the Isle of Monsters #1

Aw Yeah Comics! adds another title to their catalog with "Peach and the Isle of Monsters" #1, written by Franco Aureliani and drawn by Agnes Garbowska.

Publisher:
AW YEAH COMICS!
Writer:
Franco Aureliani
Artists:
Agnes Garbowska
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, December 5th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #12

The "Justice League International" versions of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are back, but in the 31st century, courtesy Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Howard Porter, and they're still silly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 4th, 2014

Detective Comics #37

"Detective Comics" #37 looks dazzlingly beautiful courtesy Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, but this opening chapter to "Anarky" feels like fragments of multiple stories stitched together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 4th, 2014

Shaft #1

Shut your mouth! And read "Shaft" #1, written by David F. Walker and drawn by Bilquis Evely.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
David F. Walker
Artists:
Bilquis Evely
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, December 4th, 2014

Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1

With gorgeous art from Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans, "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" #1 brings readers the adventures of the angel of Heven in this comic book written by Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Phil Jimenez, Tom Palmer, Stephanie Hans
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, December 4th, 2014

Crossed Plus 100 #1

One of comics' greatest writers delivers a bland debut in Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade's "Crossed Plus 100" #1.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Alan Moore
Artists:
Gabriel Andrade
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, December 4th, 2014

Green Lantern #37

"Green Lantern" #37 presents the opening chapter of the final act of "Godhead" in a story written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Francis Portela.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Francis Portela
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, December 4th, 2014

Thanos Vs. Hulk #1

It's called "Thanos vs. Hulk" #1, but Jim Starlin barely provides an encounter between the two titans in a story full of painfully awkward moments and exchanges. Still, it's somewhat fun by virtue of Starlin's old-school take on t

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Andy Smith
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, December 4th, 2014

Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1

Quantum and Woody get star treatment in a standalone mega-sized read written by Tim Siedell and James Asmus with art from Pere Pérez and Brian Level in "Valiant-Sized Quantum and Woody" #1.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Tim Siedell, James Asmus
Artists:
Pere Perez, Brian Level
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, December 3rd, 2014

Gotham Academy #3

Olive Silverlock and company continue to explore the supernatural side of school in "Gotham Academy" #3, even as we learn more about the interpersonal relationships between the characters.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl kerschl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, December 3rd, 2014

Secret Six #1

"Secret Six" #1 is off to a good start courtesy Gail Simone and Ken Lashley, as six new characters find themselves locked in a room with no exit and an unanswered question being asked.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Ken Lashley, Drew Geraci
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, December 3rd, 2014

Archie #662

It's not a Merry Christmas for Mr. Lodge because of Archie's tomfoolery, but Archie tries to make it up to him in the comical "Archie" #662 by Angelo DeCesare, Pat Kennedy, and T.M. Kennedy.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Angelo DeCesare
Artists:
Pat Kennedy, T.M. Kennedy, Rich Koslowski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, December 3rd, 2014

Five Ghosts #14

Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham's "Five Ghosts" #14 is a stunningly horrific, fun and welcoming chapter in the timeless, swashbuckling adventures of Fabian Gray, and demonstrates an all-too rare level of creative cooperation.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Christopher Mooneyham
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, December 3rd, 2014

Spider-Man 2099 #6

"Spider-Verse" continues in Peter David and Will Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #6 as Miguel O'Hara, six-armed Peter Parker, and Lady Spider crash Alchemax.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Will Sliney
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, December 1st, 2014

Red Sonja: The Black Tower #3

Red Sonja and finally faces the villain in the Black Tower in Frank Tieri and Cezar Razek's "Red Sonja: The Black Tower" #3.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Cezar Razek
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, December 1st, 2014

Memetic #2

On Day Two, Aaron and the military must both adapt as the meme evolves in James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan's "Memetic" #2.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Eryk Donovan
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, December 1st, 2014

Trees #7

In "Trees" #7 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, warfare and murder sprout in the shadows of the Trees.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jason Howard
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, December 1st, 2014

All-New Invaders #12

The Martians attack in "All-New Invaders" #12, written by James Robinson and drawn by Marc Laming and Barry Kitson.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Marc Laming, P. Craig Russell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, December 1st, 2014

Elfquest: The Final Quest #6

Wendy and Richard Pini use "Elfquest: The Final Quest" #6 to stop, regroup, and setup the next part of the storyline; there's a lot of exposition and talking here, and while it's necessary it's also not riveting.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artists:
Wendy Pini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 1st, 2014

The Flash #36

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen, Brett Booth, Andre Coelho, and Norm Rapmund give us a tale of two Flashes in "The Flash" #36, as each iteration of Barry Allen struggles to orient himself to his surroundings.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Van Jensen
Artists:
Brett Booth, Andre Coelho, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 1st, 2014

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17

Writer Nick Spencer and artist Steve Lieber give readers one more slice of absurdity as the series concludes in "The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #17.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, December 1st, 2014

Sheltered #13

In "Sheltered" by Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas, the enemy is literally at the gate of Safehaven as the issue begins, as the community is threatened by a Waco-like confrontation with local law enforcement.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Johnnie Christmas
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, November 28th, 2014

Scarlet Spiders #1

"Scarlet Spiders" #1 gives readers an extra-dimensional adventure written by Mike Costa and drawn by Paco Diaz with Kaine, Ben Reilly as Spider-Man and Ultimate Jessica Drew at the center of the web.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa
Artists:
Paco Diaz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 28th, 2014

The Delinquents #4

The Quantum and Woody/Archer and Armstrong team-up draws to a close in "The Delinquents" #4, written by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente and drawn by Kano.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Fred Van Lente
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 28th, 2014

Flash Gordon Annual 2014 #1

"Flash Gordon Annual 2014" provides a continuity-free collection of stories featuring Alex "Flash" Gordon and his (eventual) supporting cast from creators like Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jeff Parker, Faith Erin Hicks, Craig Rousseau & mor

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jeff Parker, Nate Cosby
Artists:
Chris Eliopoulos, Faith Erin Hicks, Jeremy Treece, Lee Ferguson, Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 28th, 2014

Catwoman #36

The second issue of Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown's "Catwoman" continues to show promise with Selina as a mob boss, but this book operates at a slow burn.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Genevieve Valentine
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 26th, 2014

Deathstroke #2

"Deathstroke" #2 has some beautiful art from Tony S. Daniel, but the storytelling feels very lopsided, either all-action or all-exposition, and nothing in-between.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony S. Daniel
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 26th, 2014

Aquaman #36

"Aquaman" #36 continues Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier's " Maelstrom," as Martian Manhunter's powers help shed light on what really happened to Queen Atlanna.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 26th, 2014

ODY-C #1

Following the fall of Troiia, cunning Odyssia -- cursed by the jealous space goddess Poseidon -- wends her long way home to Ithicaa across the stars in Matt Fraction and Christian Ward's "ODY-C" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Christian Ward, Dee Cunniffe
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Wed, November 26th, 2014

Gotham by Midnight #1

Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith introduce GCPD Precinct 13 in "Gotham By Midnight" #1, where even more than normal, it's one Hell of a job.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Ben Templesmith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 26th, 2014

Capture Creatures #1

While exploring the woods, Tamzen discovers a strange creature in "Capture Creatures" #1 by Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Frank Gibson
Artists:
Becky Dreistadt, Kelly Bastow
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Wed, November 26th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1

Michael Moreci takes a fairly linear path connecting the last two films in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" #1, but the comparison between the two sides in a changing world, forebodingly drawn by Dan McDaid, make it worthwhile.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Moreci
Artists:
Dan McDaid
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 26th, 2014
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