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Oddly Normal #3

Otis Frampton builds a fascinating world that he takes his time exploring in "Oddly Normal" #3, but forgets to mention a critical aspect regarding the man character that impacts the flow of the story in an otherwise enjoyable issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Otis Frampton
Artists:
Otis Frampton
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 26th, 2014

Storm #5

Storm doesn't want to kill for Yukio, but violence might be the only answer in Greg Pak and Victor Ibañez's "Storm" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Victor Ibañez, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Lumberjanes #8

In "Lumberjanes" #8 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen, Jen, Mal, April, Ripley and Molly must save Jo and also prevent the selfish and unscrupulous twins from obtaining the power of Zeus.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Artists:
Brooke Allen
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Teen Titans Earth One

The Teen Titans get a makeover in Jeff Lemire, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, and Cam Smith's "Teen Titans Earth One" Volume 1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Astro City #17

"Astro City" #17 has Kurt Busiek, Tom Grummett, and company introduce us to Sorrowsday, but it's a story that would have probably worked better with seeing more of the actual history unspooled here.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher, Agustin Padilla, Bob Wiacek, Andrew Pepoy, Derlis Santacruz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Batman Eternal #33

With just about all of the plot threads having come together, "Batman Eternal" #33 lets Kyle Higgins, Jason Fabok, and the rest of the writing crew deal with Hush's plans for Gotham even as danger lurks.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Lazarus #13

By further exploring the character of Forever Carlyle, as well as those of her fellow Lazari, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark pull off what many felt to be impossible in "Lazarus" #13: improving on a strong and well-characterized series.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark, Tyler Boss
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Moon Knight #9

Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood take readers on a trip inside Marc Spector's mind in "Moon Knight" #9.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #28

Kris Anka structures a wide-open feel to support Brian Michael Bendis' lengthy narrative in "Uncanny X-Men" #28, a less-is-more approach that adds emotion to the continuing story of Cyclops' reaching out to a new and dangerous mutant.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Kris Anka
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Superman/Wonder Woman #13

Peter Tomasi and Doug Mahnke lead the title into its second year by examining what two dating superheroes do when not fighting villains in "Superman/Wonder Woman" #13, albeit with some artistic inconsistencies.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Jamie Mendoza, Don Ho
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Daredevil #10

"Daredevil" #10 is another solid issue from Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, but it's more their exploration of the human psyche that stands out, not the Purple Man versus his purple children.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 24th, 2014

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #6

In "AXIS" #6, Rick Remender, Terry Dodson, and Rachel Dodson take readers on a tour of the Avengers and X-Men gone mad in an inverted world.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Fri, November 21st, 2014

Princess Ugg #5

"Princess Ugg" #5 has Ted Naifeh kick off the second story arc of the barbarian princess at a finishing school, and watching Ugla thrive in her surroundings is a real joy.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Ted Naifeh
Artists:
Ted Naifeh
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 21st, 2014

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches #3

A sailor happens upon a mysterious island where cities are built from stories in "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches" #3 by Matthew Dow Smith.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Matthew Dow Smith
Artists:
Matthew Dow Smith
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, November 21st, 2014

Punk Mambo #0

In "Punk Mambo" #0 by Peter Milligan and Robert Gill, Punk Mambo returns to London to settle old scores that are tied up with the genesis of her magic.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Robert Gill
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, November 21st, 2014

Sinergy #1

When Jess loses her virginity she picks up mystical powers in Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma's "Sinergy" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma
Artists:
Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, November 21st, 2014

Fantastic Four #13

Written by James Robinson and drawn by Leonard Kirk, "Fantastic Four" #13 pulls back the shroud of mystery, clueing readers in to the grand mastermind behind the Fantastic Four's problems.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, November 21st, 2014

Wonder Woman #36

New creative team Meredith and David Finch go for shallow and splashy in "Wonder Woman" #36, an uneven and padded issue with a lack of depth and characterization.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Meredith Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Teen Titans #4

Red Robin and Algorithm have a showdown in S.T.A.R. Labs as Manchester Black watches and schemes in the climax of the first arc.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Will Pfeifer
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Winterworld #4

Wynn and Scully try to get out of La Niña in one piece in the conclusion of "Winterworld's" first arc by Chuck Dixon and Butch Guice.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chuck Dixon
Artists:
Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Matt Adler
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Justice League #36

"Justice League" #36 has Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok introduce the world of the Amazo Virus running rampant, but the pace feels unusually slow this early on.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Avengers World #15

"AXIS" leads to a full-on lineup change for the Avengers in "Avengers World" #15 from writers Nick Spencer and Frank Barbiere and artist Marco Checchetto.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer, Frank Barbiere
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Intersect #1

Ray Fawkes's "Intersect" #1 is deeply creepy and visually intriguing, but there's also no denying that for the moment the narrative is a bit lacking in coherence.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Ray Fawkes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Spider-Woman #1

Spinning out of "Spider-Verse," Jessica Drew is given another chance at a solo series with "Spider-Woman" #1, thanks to writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Greg Land.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #10

"The Amazing Spider-Man" #10 brings together a plethora of Spider-People in this story from Dan Slott that is drawn by Olivier Coipel.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 20th, 2014

The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

"The Multiversity: Pax Americana" #1 delivers a conspiracy plot that grabs Blue Beetle, Question, Nightshade and Peacemaker in this story written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Frank Quitely
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, November 20th, 2014

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Locust Moon Press' "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" is a love song to Winsor McCay's signature creation, with amazing creators and an impressive massive physical format.

Publisher:
*Self-Published*
Writer:
Josh O'Neill, David Tanh, Paul Allor, Jordan Mowat, Mark Buckingham, Roger Petersen, Farel Dalrymple, Jasen Lex, Jeremy Bastian, Peter Hoey, Maria Hoey, Andrea Tsurumi, David Petersen, Jonathan Tune, Paolo Rivera, Zander Cannon, Dave Chisholm, Fil Ba
Artists:
Gerhard, Mark Buckingham, Roger Petersen, Farel Dalrymple, Jasen Lex, Jeremy Bastian, Peter Hoey, Maria Hoey, Andrea Tsurumi, David Petersen, Jonathan Tune, Paolo Rivera, Zander Cannon, Dave Chisholm, Fil Barlow, Ronald Wimberly, J.G. Jones, Raul Gonzalez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, November 19th, 2014

She-Hulk #10

Without much help from the man himself, Jennifer Walters and Matt Murdock face off in the conclusion to the trial of Captain Steve Rogers in Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #10.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, November 17th, 2014

Batgirl #36

As Barbara settles into a new life at graduate school, her childhood comes back to haunt her in Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr's "Batgirl" #36.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
Mon, November 17th, 2014

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
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