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Strong Female Protagonist

Alison Green quits superheroics for college, but she can't leave her old life behind in Brennan Lee Mulligan & Molly Ostertag's "Strong Female Protagonist."

Publisher:
Top Shelf
Writer:
Brennan Lee Mulligan
Artists:
Molly Ostertag
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 17th, 2014

Thor #2

Frost Giants have invaded Midgard, and the new Goddess of Thunder has to stop them in Jason Aaron & Russell Dauterman's "Thor" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 17th, 2014

Wytches #2

In "Wytches" #2 by Scott Snyder and Jock, Sailor's neck injury leads her to go into the woods to confront the source of her torment.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 17th, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5

In "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #5 writer Rick Remender and artist Terry Dodson clearly identify who is on what side and who they're standing against following the "Inversion."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, November 17th, 2014

Bitch Planet #1

The prisons trapped on a women's penal planet must learn to survive in the brutal and stylish "Bitch Planet" #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Valentine de Landro
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, November 17th, 2014

MPH #4

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo's "MPH" #4 is incredibly predictable, but there's a level of charm in this story about super-fast crooks that makes it still worth reading.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 14th, 2014

Deep State #1

Agent Brand gets an invitation to join the government’s black book operations in Justin Jordan and Ariela Kristantina's "Deep State" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Ariela Kristantina
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, November 14th, 2014

The Kitchen #1

In "The Kitchen" #1 by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, Kath, Raven and Angie's husbands are in the can and Kath surprises the other two in how far she's willing to go to keep the money coming in.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ollie Masters
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, November 14th, 2014

Copperhead #3

In "Copperhead" #3, writer Jay Faerber and artist Scott Godlewski continue to define the new frontier as Sheriff Clara Bronson tries to reach the bottom of a murder mystery in her new home of Copperhead.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jay Faerber
Artists:
Scott Godlewski
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 14th, 2014

Nightcrawler #8

“Nightcrawler" #8 sends Nightcrawler halfway around the world to answer a plea for help from Bloody Bess in this comic book written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Todd Nauck.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont
Artists:
Todd Nauck
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 14th, 2014

Alex + Ada #10

"Alex + Ada" #10 wraps up the second volume of the series, as Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna deal with Alex and Ada's relationship problems, as well as Alex and Claire's.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 14th, 2014

Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1

Al Ewing and Luke Ross deal with the "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" Inversion after affects in "Captain America and the Mighty Avengers" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 13th, 2014

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

"Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 kicks off with the first half of Alex de Campi and R.M. Guera's "Slay Ride," and this story of murder and revenge is deliciously bonkers.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Alex de Campi
Artists:
R.M. Guera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 13th, 2014

Resurrectionists #1

An art thief begins to discover he can access his past lives, and vice versa, in Fred Van Lente and Maurizio Rosenzweig’s “Resurrectionists” #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Maurizio Rosenzweig, Moreno Dinisio
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, November 13th, 2014

The Bigger Bang #1

A new and lonely superhero arrives with a bigger bang in D.J. Kirkbride and Vassilis Gogtzilas' "The Bigger Bang" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
D.J. Kirkbride
Artists:
Vassilis Gogtzilas
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, November 13th, 2014

New Suicide Squad #4

With slightly rough-looking art and a main story that has no real punch to it, "New Suicide Squad" #4's high point ends up being Amanda Waller versus Vic Sage.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Rob Hunter, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 13th, 2014

Klarion #2

"Klarion" #2 has more beautiful art from Trevor McCarthy, who continues to create intriguing page layouts, but the story itself falls far short in comparison.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 13th, 2014

Spider-Verse #1

"Spider-Verse" #1 gives readers a collection of stories by a multitude of creators, including Dan Slott, Skottie Young, Humberto Ramos, Katie Cook, and more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Skottie Young, Robbie Thompson, Katie Cook
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Jake Parker, Denis Medri, Katie Cook, Ty Templeton, Tom Grummett, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 13th, 2014

Superior Iron Man #1

Tony Stark is a jerk, which is nothing new, by Tom Taylor gives it a moderately fresh take in "Superior Iron Man" #1, an attractive looking issue in more ways than one despite a brief artistic stumble that impacts the story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Yidiray Cinar
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 12th, 2014

Django/Zorro #1

"Django/Zorro" #1 teams up Django and Don Diego de la Vega in a story written by Quentin Tarrantino ad Matt Wagner that is drawn by Esteve Polls.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 12th, 2014

Batman #36

"Endgame" part two zooms off into places you might not expect in "Batman" #36, as Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Danny Miki continue to pull the rug out from under our feet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Graham Nolan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 12th, 2014

Unity #12

Matt Kindt, CAFU, and even cover artist Brian Level bring old-school fun to "Unity" #12 without ignoring the story's modern day context in a friendly and welcoming introduction that kicks off a new arc and a new set of villains.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
CAFU, Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 12th, 2014

Drifter #1

Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein waste no time engaging readers in "Drifter" #1, even if Brandon's story backs off a bit later on, in a story that is nonetheless an interesting and beautiful looking western/sci-fi mashup.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Nic Klein
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 12th, 2014

All-New Captain America #1

Sam Wilson dons the red, white and blue and slings the shield in "All-New Captain America" #1 from writer Rick Remender and artist Stuart Immonen.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 12th, 2014

The Ghost Fleet #1

In Donny Cates & Daniel Warren Johnson's "The Ghost Fleet" #1, Trace and Ward must fight to protect their cargo - but from whom?

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Donny Cates
Artists:
Daniel Warren Johnson
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 10th, 2014

Terrible Lizard #1

Time travel surprise! Jess gets a dinosaur as her new pet in Cullen Bunn and Drew Moss' "Terrible Lizard" #1.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Drew Moss
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 10th, 2014

The Names #3

"The Names" #3 takes Katya and Philip one step closer to finding Kevin's killer among the Names, even as Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez introduce a rival secret organization.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 10th, 2014

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #4

As the alien invasion continues in "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" #4, Stan Sakai carefully continues to ratchet up the tension as things go from bad to worse.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 10th, 2014

Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #1

"Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel" #1 gives readers a chance to meet Gilad Anni-Padda before he raises his blade in battle once more in this story from writer Peter Milligan and artist Cary Nord.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, November 10th, 2014

Velvet #8

In "Velvet" #8 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, the agency HQ is emptied for a bomb threat, giving Velvet access to the information she wants, but Sgt. Roberts is onto her plan.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 10th, 2014

Green Arrow #36

In an effort to appeal to the "Arrow" crowd a bit more, Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski, Daniel Sampere, and Jonathan Glapion have made "Green Arrow" #36 depressingly average.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 7th, 2014

Detective Comics #36

Even with a slightly truncated conclusion, "Detective Comics" #36 wraps up a strong two-parter and makes you want to see more collaborations between Benjamin Percy and John Paul Leon.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Benjamin Percy
Artists:
John Paul Leon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 7th, 2014

Action Comics #36

Zombies invade Smallville in "Action Comics" #36, but Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's story is much more about grief and isolation, both mental and physical.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 7th, 2014

Chew #44

"Chew" #44 by John Layman and Rob Guillory is meaty, but the meat is bloody and raw. Simply put: FDA Vs. The Collector. Many die; few survive.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, November 7th, 2014

Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1

"Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program" #1 gives Charles Soule and Salvador Larroca a chance to introduce new characters to try and fill the void left behind by Wolverine's death.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 7th, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4

"Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #4 introduces the Hulk's Hulk and draws some strange allegiance lines in this story written by Rick Remender and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 7th, 2014

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1

Dynamite Entertainment's agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Brings John Carter back to comic book stands in "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Abhishek Malsuni, Zsolt Garisa
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 6th, 2014

Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1

"Penny Dora and the Wishing Box" #1 has a certain amount of charm in Michael Stock and Sina Grace's comic about a box that grants wishes, but where it goes from here is critical.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Michael Stock
Artists:
Sina Grace
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 6th, 2014

Over the Garden Wall Special #1

Greg and Wirt encounter a rather unique army in pat McHale and Jim Campbell's "Over the Garden Wall Special" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Pat McHale
Artists:
Jim Campbell
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Thu, November 6th, 2014

Spider-Verse Team-Up #1

"Spider-Verse Team-Up" #1 gives readers an extra chance to check in with Six-Arm Spider-Man, Spider Man Noir, Spider-Ham, Ben Reilly, and Old Man Spider-Man in stories from Christos N. Gage and Roger Stern.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Roger Stern
Artists:
Dave Williams, Dexter Vines, Bob McLeod
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 6th, 2014
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