PREVIEWS: "Daredevil," "Uncanny X-Men," & More Marvel Comics On Sale August 3, 2016
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As Soule and Pulido's "She-Hulk" concludes with its 12th issue, the series' ending is "saccharine, but not bad words to live by, like most classic morals."
Despite some hit-or-miss execution, Thompson and Lee's "Silk" #1 "has strong humor and unusually fine attention to psychological realism."
"The Sculptor," which marks Scott McCloud's long-awaited return to comics, is "unpredictable and enjoyably complex."
John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #45 is a strong issue that contains "one of the biggest shocks" in the series' history.
Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting's "Velvet" #8 is "suspenseful from start to finish due to great creative teamwork" from the entire team.
John Layman & Rob Guillory "still deliver on jokes and characterization, while serving up an unprecedented level of non-comedic carnage" in "Chew" #44.
G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #9 continues the series' strong run with "addictively good characterization and dialogue."
Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's "She-Hulk" #8 is a "smooth, very enjoyable opening to a new story arc."
Peter David and Will Sliney's "Spider-Man 2099" #1 is "a solid debut, and will appeal both to existing fans of the character and new readers."
The milestone issue of "X-Men Legacy" by Simon Spurrier, Mike Carey & Christos Gage is appropriately "about what it means to leave a legacy."
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and a host of guest artists present "Young Avengers" #14, with "a pitch-perfect party moment" for the cast.
"Alex + Ada" creators Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "have followed up on a promising debut with an even better second issue."
Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue their deep ocean mystery in "The Wake" #4 from Vertigo Comics, morphing it into "visually spectacular survival horror" in an issue with a fitting cliffhanger.
The debut issue of the "Batman: Black and White" revival is "unexpectedly light and funny" with stories from a diverse roster of creators and featuring characters across the Batman mythos.
Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #30 continues the series' newest storyarc for a well-plotted and drawn issue with excellent pacing that "will keep the reader guessing" about Irina's past.
At the NYCC Gay Marriage in Comics Panel, Paul Kupperberg, Dan Parent, Joan Hilty and Phil Jimenez discussed the controversy and representation, Queer vs. Gay comics and Kevin Keller's high school love life.
Adam Kubert and Anthony Marquez spoke about the Kubert School, its curriculum and the pursuit and rewards of an artistic profession during a panel at New York Comic Con 2012.
The Women of Marvel panel at NYCC 2012 had a great mix of editors and writers including Editor Jeanine Schaefer, writer Marjorie Liu, colorist Jordie Bellaire and more discussing the contribution of women to comics.
Dark Horse Comics' capped its video game-based comics panel at NYCC with Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks announcing and discussing their upcoming comic adaptation of "The Last of Us."
In Holly Black and Lee Garbett's "Lucifer" #1, the Devil rides into town, but it's not long until an old acquaintance comes after him with a flaming sword.
In Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's "Klaus" #2, Klaus defies the Baron and delivers Yuletide gifts to children.
In Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "Monstress" #2, Maika is pursued by the ruthless Mother Superior and her Inquisitrixes and gains some allies, even though she'd prefer to operate solo.
In James Robinson and Vanesa Del Rey's "Scarlet Witch" #1, Wanda makes a new home in New York City and an investigation of some violent deaths leads her to a more alarming discovery.
In Paul Tobin and Alberto J. Alburquerque's "Mystery Girl" #1, a girl named Trine can solve any mystery without leaving her own sidewalk, but -- for once -- she gets a question so interesting she's willing to leave home to see the answ
In Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #2, all of the Visions try to cope with the attack on Viv. Their difficulties are soon compounded by a mystery and a different kind of attack.
In Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's "Black Magick" #2, Detective Rowan Black faces suspicion from the I.A.B., but she's got bigger problems from a much more ancient enemy that seems to have learned new tricks.
In John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #52, Tony Chu and John Colby are on a new FDA mission that sends them back to Yamapalu and into the orbit of Mason Savoy.
"Secrets Wars Too" #1 is an anthology of humorous stories set in Battleworld by various creative teams. Each has its funny moments, but there's one standout.
In G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #1, Kamala Khan has growing pains as she becomes "Super Famous" and confronts changes in her friends, her neighborhood and herself.
In Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith's "Last Sons of America" #1, an epidemic of infertility leads to a dangerously high rise in the demand for adoptable kids.
In Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #2, Tito's wandering eye and choice of men has newer, more dangerous consequences, while Bundo and Felix's investigation of the orbs lead to more supernatural occurre
In Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #12, Velvet and her former colleagues at ARC-7 match wits as with each side tries to play the other.
Rob Williams and Mike Dowling's "Unfollow" #1 finds the inheritance of a vast fortune divided up through social media.
Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt's "Clean Room" #1 begins a horror story about the perils of faith combined with a cult of personality.
In Warren Ellis and Gerardo Zaffino's "Karnak" #1, Agent Coulson persuades Karnak to assist two parents whose son had been exposed to the Terrigan Mists.
In Faith Erin Hicks and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell's "Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf" #1, the girls encounter a ghost-like pony and a woman who thinks she can offer a deal they can't turn down.
In Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuña's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #1, Sam leaves S.H.I.E.L.D. and strikes out on his own.
In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #1, four paper girls on their regular delivery route encounter thugs, a hostile cop and a machine that may be from outer space.
In Jody Houser and Luke Ross' "The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1, Melinda May takes a batch of new recruits onto the Sickle training grounds, where a fake hostage situation turns into a real crisis.