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"Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell should be proud of this take on 'Jem and the Holograms' because it's sharp, smart and grabs your attention."
"Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's time on 'Daredevil' is sadly coming to a close, but... they're cranking up the proverbial volume" in "Daredevil" #17.
"With juggled plotlines and a growing cast of characters, every new issue of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's 'Sex Criminals' is a real joy to read."
"Tim Seeley and Tom King's story in 'Grayson' #10 is fun and full of spy action, but it's Mikel Janin's superstar art that ultimately steals the show."
Noelle Steveonson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #16 is, "yet again, a real joy to read."
Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's "Justice League" #42 "feels like it's providing a story that will eventually shape the future of a lot of characters."
"Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples 'Saga" #30 is a knock-out issue in one of the strongest ongoing series being published right now."
Kieron Gillen and Kate Brown's "The Wicked + The Divine" #12 "is divinely fun, but wicked in making us wait another month to find out what happens next."
"Readers will be very pleased with what they find" in Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce's "We Stand On Guard" #1.
"There's more than enough here to bring readers back for a second issue" in Lee Bermejo, Jorge Corona and Khary Randolph's "We Are Robin" #1.
Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's "Southern Bastards" #9 "is a beautiful book, even when it's ugly."
"The mixture of Egyptian mythology and superhero identities is a joy to read" in Paul Levitz and Sonny Liew's "Doctor Fate" #1.
Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu's "Black Canary" #1 "has the potential to stick around for a long time to come."
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Emanuela Lupacchino's "Starfire" #1 takes "exactly the right tactic for this character, whose exuberance is infectious."
"Batman" #41 "is a great opportunity and it feels like Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki are taking full advantage of it."
Steve Orlando and ACO "take a great deal of care to be inviting, and it pays off" in "Midnighter" #1.
"Action Comics" #41 "may be tied into the overall 'Truth' storyline, but Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder continue to bring their own voice to the title."
Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" #1 is "complex, but has a real game plan."
Despite its delays, Neil Gaiman and J.H. William III's "Sandman: Overture" #5 "is still well above average and worth reading."
Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #145 is "a good place for a new reader to jump in and discover why Sakai's comic was and continues to be a genuine treasure."
Drusilla's plan is revealed in "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #18, even as Victor Gischler and Cliff Richards firmly tie this series and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" together.
Brian Buccellato bids farewell to Batman in "Detective Comics" #44, but it's Fernando Blanco's art that makes a stronger impression in this story as Batman and Joker fight one another in robotic suits.
"DC Comics Bombshells" #2 allows Marguerite Bennett, Laura Braga, Stephen Mooney and Ted Naifeh to not only revisit characters introduced in the first issue, but to also continue to expand this entertaining world.
"Silver Surfer" #14 veers off from "Secret Wars" as Dawn and the Surfer try to recreate the universe, but Dan Slott and Michael Allred's comic feels a little too one-note in its message.
"Omega Men" #4 delves further into Kyle Rayner's presence in the Vega System as well as the Princess's larger strategy, as Tom King and Toby Cypress deliver an unsettling story of manipulation.
"Jupiter's Circle" #6 wraps up the first volume of Mark Millar and Wilfredo Torres's prequel series to "Jupiter's Legacy," and this look at the early days of superheroics continues to succeed.
Along with Rosie, Abigail and Barney, the Lumberjanes save the mountain even though lingering issues remain, and the greater mystery of what's happening at the camp inches forward in "Lumberjanes" #17.
"Thief of Thieves" #30 prepares to kick off a courtroom drama and, while Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough do a good enough job, this title has lost a bit of its steam.
A background character gains much prominence in "East of West" #20 as Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta begin the fifth volume of their apocalyptic series in a chilling and gripping manner.
Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Juan Castro and Michel Lacombe unleash a tiger or two in "Batgirl" #43, and we're not talking about the proverbial kind.
David F. Walker and Ivan Reis's "Cyborg" #2 moves like a defragmenting hard drive, but it's prettier and sleeker than Windows 3.1.
"Superman" #43 gives us the reason for Lois Lane outing Clark Kent, but Gene Luen Yang, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Scott Hanna's story feels so predictable that there's little surprise or drama involved.
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs's Buffy/Angel team-up concludes in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #18 and, while the characterization is the star of the show, the plotting feels like it takes a back seat.
"Invader Zim" #2 wraps up the continuation of the bizarre animated show's first story arc and, while Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart and Aaron Alexovich bring a lot of hilarity to the pages, some jokes don't translate as well to print.
After a slightly troubled launch, "Secret Six" #5 not only feels like the series is back on track, but that Gail Simone, Dale Eaglesham and Tom Derenick are making up for lost time as the Six learns the truth of their capture.
"Black Canary" #3 draws parallels between superhero action and a band on tour, even as Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu give us a bit more backstory on why everyone's looking for Ditto.
Twenty years after the very first "Astro City" comic was published, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson revisit its themes in "Astro City" #26 as we once more investigate Samaritan's dreams.
Marguerite Bennett and Mike Norton's "Years of Future Past" #4 continues the mutant battle to avoid extinction, but several double-crosses and about-faces feel rushed.
John Constantine returns to England in "Constantine: The Hellblazer" #3, but Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV and Vanesa Del Rey's introduction of Georgiana Snow as John's frenemy feels like it's missing some impact.
"Abe Sapien" #25 teases answers, but Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastian Fiumara and Tyler Crook's comic is short on plot while big on atmosphere.