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Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

Jim Starlin stages an epic homecoming in "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation," an opus whose strength lies in the vast journey that takes readers through every cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Jim Starlin, Andy Smith
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, August 5th, 2014

Day Men #4

The vampires of the Old World have arrived, and they've got questions for the Virgos in Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson and Brian Stelfreeze's "Day Men" #4.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Black Science #7

Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera shine the spotlight on Kadir as he strives to uphold Grant McKay's dying wish in "Black Science" #7.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Veil #4

Cormac exercises his power over Veil, and Dante meets Veil's "boss" in Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula's "Veil" #4.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Aquaman Annual #2

In "Aquaman Annual" #2 by Jeff Parker, Yvel Guichet and Alvaro Martinez, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Mera team up to fight the Giant-Born.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Yvel Guichet, Alvaro Martinez, Jason Gorder, Wayne Faucher, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Harley Quinn #8

"Harley Quinn" #8 mixes pawn shop robbers, roller derby, and the most horrifying catapult ever, in a fairly funny comic thanks to Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Chad Hardin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Detective Comics Annual #3

Brian Buccellato, Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn give us a story that nominally ties into "Icarus" but this is a comic that feels a little less than the sum of its parts.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Fatale #24

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bring "Fatale" to a close with an oversized and appropriately satisfying issue for the generation spanning saga.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, August 4th, 2014

How to Be Happy

"How To Be Happy" is a stunning collection of some of Eleanor Davis' best work, insightful and moving musings on life, love, death and everything in between.

Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Writer:
Eleanor Davis
Artists:
Eleanor Davis
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #87

An issue of "Tarot" happens, completely incongruous with the rest of the series in Jim Balent's "Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose" #87.

Publisher:
Broadsword Comics
Writer:
Jim Balent
Artists:
Jim Balent
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, August 4th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #13

"New 52: Futures End" #13 is a meandering, impenetrable and stagnant chapter in this weekly series, notable only for Patrick Zircher's pleasing artwork that props up Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen's story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, August 4th, 2014

Vertigo Quarterly: Magenta #1

Stories include corporate superheroes, a tale of teenage loss, snowed-in sibling rivalry and more in "Vertigo Quarterly Magenta."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Rachel Deering, Carla Berrocal, Jody Houser, Annie Mok, Peter Milligan, Rian Hughes, Michael Moreci, Ryan K. Lindsay, Fabio Moon
Artists:
Matteo Scalera, Carla Berrocal, Nathan Fox, Dawson Walker, Rufus Dayglo, Rian Hughes, Andrea Mutti, Tommy Lee Edwards, Fabio Moon
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Hawkeye #19

In "Hawkeye" #19 by Matt Fraction and David Aja, Clint is deafened from the injuries inflicted by the Bro Gang but his brother Barney may get him to see, if not hear, reason.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Low #1

Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini may have a good sci-fi story in "Low" but issue #1 suffers in the execution.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Bodies #1

Murder! Underground organizations! Intrigue! Si Spencer, Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay & Phil Winslade join forces to spin a tale spanning 160 years and four protagonists in "Bodies" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay, Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #17

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, Michael Avon Oeming, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Outcast #2

"Outcast" #2 follows on from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's powerful debut, as readers learn a little more about possession and the greater forces and conspiracies at work in Kyle's life.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 1st, 2014

The Massive #25

As Brian Wood and Garry Brown's "The Massive" #25 begins the final arc of the series, the arc itself begins to chronicle what appears to be actual end of the world, in a tense & ominous tale that benefits from its atypically personal story.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, August 1st, 2014

Justice League #32

The all-new Doom Patrol tackles the all-new Power Ring, even as Lex Luthor wants to build an all-new Justice League, courtesy Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Keith Champagne.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 31st, 2014

The Sandman: Overture #3

"The Sandman: Overture" #3 not only continues the story from the first two issues courtesy Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, but also gives us information connecting to earlier "Sandman" story arcs.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 31st, 2014

Cyclops #3

In "Cyclops" #3 Russell Dauterman and Greg Rucka strand Cyclops and his father, Corsair, on "Gilligan's Planet," forcing them to discuss their relationship.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 31st, 2014

100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

"100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy" #1 presents a fun romp across the galaxy from writers Andy Lanning and Ron Marz with art from Gustavo Duarte.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Lanning, Ron Marz
Artists:
Gustavo Duarte
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 31st, 2014

C.O.W.L. #3

"C.O.W.L." #3 brings the spotlight to Radia in a relatively low-key issue that adds mortar to the foundation of this world being built by writers Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel with art from Rod Reis and letters from Troy Peteri.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 31st, 2014

Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1

John Layman and Rob Guillory sum up "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1 quite elegantly with one line of dialog: "This is no ordinary secret agent chicken."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 30th, 2014

The Wake #10

"The Wake" #10 brings together everything previously laid out by Scott Snyder in past issues, revealing a far larger and surprisingly epic story that's nicely wrapped up and magnificently chronicled by Sean Murphy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, July 30th, 2014

Owlgirls #1

A Kickstarter success story, “Owlgirls” #1, from Red Anvil Press trips back to the 1940s to check in on a trio of owl-faced sisters in this story by Robert J. Sodaro, Rachele Aragno and Dave Ryan.

Publisher:
Red Anvil Comics
Writer:
Robert J. Sodaro
Artists:
Rachele Aragno, Dave Ryan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 30th, 2014

Elfquest: The Final Quest #4

"Elfquest: The Final Quest" #4 has Wendy and Richard Pini quietly cleaning up a little continuity issue, even as the revelation from the end of the previous issue is followed up.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artists:
Wendy Pini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, July 29th, 2014

Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm #2

Amid a hailstorm of blood and fury, Thor and Loki arrive in the Tenth Realm to a fight that pits them against the whole of Heven in Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, Lee Garbett, and Simone Bianchi's "Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron, Al Ewing
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Simone Bianchi
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Tue, July 29th, 2014

Kill Shakespeare: Mask of Night" #2

The Prodigals are caught between a mutiny and a cannibal in Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger's "Kill Shakespeare: Mask of Night" #2.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger, Adam Gorham
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #4

When the events of "Original Sin" cause Peter to realize that he wasn't the only one bitten by a radioactive spider, he rushes across New York City to learn more in Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Supreme: Blue Rose #1

In "Supreme: Blue Rose" #1 by Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay, Diana Dane, ace investigative reporter, gets the biggest story she's ever seen for a potential paycheck beyond her wildest dreams -- but there's a catch.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Tula Lotay
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1

"Armor Hunters: Bloodshot" #1, written by Joe Harris with art from Trevor Hairsine is both a compliant crossover tie-in and a dynamic introduction to Bloodshot and the world currently under siege from the Armor Hunters.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Ragnarok #1

Brynja is hired to kill a dead god, but she may be in over her head in Walter Simonson's "Ragnarok" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Walter Simonson
Artists:
Walter Simonson
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Zero #9

The story of Zero's birth is revealed in Ales Kot and Tonci Zonjic's "Zero" #9.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Superman #33

Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson continue to rejuvenate the original superhero with another strong outing in "Superman" #33.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Velvet #6

Velvet redoubles her efforts by returning home and going to the source in Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser's "Velvet" #6.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, July 28th, 2014

The Midas Flesh #8

After a strong seven issues, Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb's "The Midas Flesh" #8 wobbles slightly on its dismount.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Aquaman #33

Chimera continues to cause havoc as he searches for the "little king of Atlantis" in "Aquaman" #33, written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Paul Pelletier.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Batman and Robin #33

The Justice League make an appearance in "Batman and Robin" #33, sharing their thoughts with Batman in this story written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 28th, 2014

Star-Spangled War Stories #1

"Star-Spangled War Stories" #1 introduces G. I. Zombie in a story written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with art from Scott Hampton.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Scott Hampton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 28th, 2014
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