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Green Arrow: Futures End #1

"Green Arrow: Futures End" #1 gives Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino a tiny epilogue to their amazing "Green Arrow" run, but it's mostly filling in the details on Ollie's "Futures End" death.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 5th, 2014

Justice League #33

"Justice League" #33 has Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke conclude the battle between the League, the Doom Patrol and Lex Luthor, with the new Power Ring trapped at the center of it all.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 5th, 2014

She-Hulk #8

In "She-Hulk" #8, Jennifer takes a wrongful death case, one with high personal stakes for her so far, since her client is none other than her friend Captain America.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pulido
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 5th, 2014

Swamp Thing: Futures End #1

All six kingdoms get a turn in the spotlight as Alec Holland goes on a world-changing quest in "Swamp Thing: Futures End" #1 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 5th, 2014

Original Sin #8

The Orb, Dr. Midas and Oubliette try to pillage the moon, and Uatu's murderer is finally revealed in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's "Original Sin" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 5th, 2014

New 52: Futures End #18

"The New 52: Futures End" #18 exhibits some depth to previous surprises and packs in a few more in this story from Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen with art by Georges Jeanty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Georges Jeanty, Dexter Vines, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 5th, 2014

God Hates Astronauts #1

Easily the most bizarre book you'll read this week, Ryan Browne's "God Hates Astronauts" #1 is hilarious and awesome.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ryan Browne
Artists:
Ryan Browne
Reviewer:
Matt Little
September 4th, 2014

Action Comics: Futures End #1

Sholly Fisch and Pascal Alixe reinvent the Bronze Age "Sand Superman" for "Action Comics: Futures End" #1, but while the imagery is great, the story itself is a little flat and predictable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Pascal Alixe, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 2014

Moon Knight #7

Khonshu's favored son rises once more, with Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood joining the adventure in "Moon Knight" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 4th, 2014

Detective Comics: Futures End #1

Brian Buccatello tells a tense and intriguing future tale teaming up Batman and The Riddler in "Detective Comics: Futures End" #1 that has ties to recent storylines, drawn by a trio of artists that show not much has changed in Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Scott Hepburn, Cliff Richards, Fabrizio Fiorentino
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

Hawkeye vs. Deadpool

Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli do their best "Hawkeye" homage in "Hawkeye vs. Deadpool" #0, mixing it with the very different style of "Deadpool."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Matteo Lolli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 4th, 2014

Earth 2: Futures End #1

Daniel H. Wilson has a simple enough idea for "Earth 2: Futures End" #1, but he and artists Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira unnecessarily convolute this battle between Mr. Terrifics with weak transitions, odd pacing, and muddled inking.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

Green Lantern: Futures End #1

"Green Lantern: Futures End" #1 brings in Relic, Black Lanterns, Martin Jordan and more in a Robert Venditti story with art from Martin Coccolo and Aaron Lopresti.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Martin Coccolo, Aaron Lopresti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 4th, 2014

Alice Cooper #1

Joe Harris and Eman Casallos don't go for over-the-top shock value in "Alice Cooper" #1, instead settling for a lower-key if somewhat derivative introduction that is nonetheless fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Eman Casallos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

The Names #1

Written by Peter Milligan with art by Leandro Fernandez, "The Names" #1 opens with an apparent suicide as Katya Walker begins her journey to find out what happened to her husband and why.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 4th, 2014

The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1

Jen Van Meter and Roberto de la Torre deliver intrigue and emotional impact in the debut of "The Death Defying Dr. Mirage" from Valiant.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Roberto de la Torre
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 2nd, 2014

Flash Gordon #5

"Flash Gordon" #5 involves a biomass, Hawkmen, Skyrens and the usual trio of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Doctor Zarkov, as imagined by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Sandy Jarrell and Richard Case.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Sandy Jarrell, Richard Case, Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 1st, 2014

Death of Wolverine #1

The jig is up! The news is out: Wolverine has lost his healing factor, and his old foes plus every bounty hunter worth a damn are out to get him in Charles Soule, Steve McNiven, and Jay Leisten's "Death of Wolverine" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 1st, 2014

Bodies #2

The four detectives struggle to identify the strange body in Si Spencer, Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay and Meghan Hetrick's "Bodies" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 1st, 2014

Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night #3

As Titus Andronicus approaches, Juliet and Cesario make a desperate sacrifice and a plan in Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, and Andy Belanger's "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night."

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 1st, 2014

Revival #23

Dana confronts Anders, and Sheriff Cypress confronts Edmund Holt in Tim Seeley and Mike Norton's "Revival" #23.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 1st, 2014

All-New Invaders #9

Deathlok guest-stars in "All-New Invaders" #9 by James Robinson and Steve Pugh.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 1st, 2014

Wayward #1

When she moved to Japan to be with her mother, Rori Lane knew it would be a lot different from her life in Ireland -- but she never would have bargained on the supernatural attacks headed her way in Jim Zub and Steve Cummings' "Wayward" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Steve Cummings
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 29th, 2014

Theseus and the Minotaur

Yvan Pommaux's "Theseus and the Minotaur" is the first graphic novel from Toon Books for slightly older readers, and it's a pleasant retelling of the familiar Greek myth.

Publisher:
Toon Books
Writer:
Yvan Pommaux
Artists:
Yvan Pommaux
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2014

POP #1

Coop is plotting suicide when Elle Ray escapes the lab in Curt Pires and Jason Copland's "POP" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Curt Pires
Artists:
Jason Copland
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 29th, 2014

Bob's Burgers #1

The Belcher clan arrives in print form with a great first issue that is funny and on voice in Dynamite's "Bob's Burgers" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Mike Olsen, Rachel Hastings, Justin Hook
Artists:
Brad Rader, Kimball Shirley, Tyler Garrison, Anthony Aguinaldo, Tony Gennaro, Hector Reynoso, Frank Forte, Liza Epps, Bernard Derriman
Reviewer:
Matt Little
August 29th, 2014

Black Science #8

"Black Science" #8 has Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera show off both the strengths and the weaknesses of the series, in that it's not one that works well in a single issue format.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2014

Batman/Superman #13

Greg Pak and Jae Lee's "Batman/Superman" #13 starts a new arc off with a bang as an amnesia riddled Batman and Superman try to find their way.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Jae Lee
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 29th, 2014

Sisters

"Sisters," a companion piece to Raina Telgemeier's best selling award winning "Smile" is both charming and relatable.

Publisher:
Graphix
Writer:
Raina Telgemeier
Artists:
Raina Telgemeier
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 29th, 2014

All-New X-Men #31

Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #31 pops with chemistry and humor as the original X-Men (minus Cyclops) head off on a team mission.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 29th, 2014

Justice League Dark #34

"Justice League Dark" #34 sends the team to Nanda Parbat as writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Andres Guinaldo give Deadman the spotlight.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. Dematteis
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 29th, 2014

All-Star Western #34

Jonah Hex’s adventures come to a most satisfying conclusion as Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti bid the gunslinger farewell in "All-Star Western" #34.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 29th, 2014

Silver Surfer #5

"Silver Surfer" #5 has Dan Slott and Michael Allred plunge into the psyches of the Silver Surfer, Dawn Greenwood, and others, in a story that should feel too on the nose but instead ends up quite fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 28th, 2014

Aquaman #34

"Aquaman" #34 wraps up the fight against Chimera for now, even as Jeff Parker and guest artists Carlos Rodriguez and Bit set up future storylines with the character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlos Rodriguez, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 28th, 2014

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2

"Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie" #2 feels like a book that was D.O.A. before it ever shipped, and that's too bad because Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Scott Hampton's story is remarkably fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Scott Hampton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 28th, 2014

Wolverine #12

"Wolverine" #12 serves up the conclusion to "One Month to Die," but doesn't bring much dying in this story from Paul Cornell with art by Pete Woods.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Pete Woods, Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 28th, 2014

Saga #22

That sense of doom hovering overhead comes to a turning point in "Saga" #22, courtesy Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 27th, 2014

Captain Midnight #14

The technocriminal, Tempus, attacks in "Captain Midnight" #14, written by Joshua Williamson with art from Manuel Garcia.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2014

Superman #34

Part three of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson's "Men of Tomorrow" drops in "Superman" #34, and while it's a touch predictable, it's still enjoyable.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 27th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Brian Bendis and Ed McGuinness use "Original Sin" as a gateway to investigate what really happened in the Cancerverse and why Richard Ryder hasn't been seen since.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2014

Evil Empire #4

The story zigs and zags as the surprises keep coming in Max Bemis and Andrea Mutti's "Evil Empire" #4, a social/political thriller that suffers from some odd dialogue and characterization but is ultimately saved by its volley of twists.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 27th, 2014

Low #2

Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini's "Low" #2 picks up ten years after the previous issue, with the same gorgeous visuals, but not the same optimistic outlook, where a surviving mother and son struggle to survive in a world near end.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 27th, 2014

C.O.W.L. #4

"Crime Story" meets "Astro City" only alludes to the basic premise of "C.O.W.L." #4 by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Rod Reis, and Stéphane Perger, the story of a superhero union on strike against a city overcome with political

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis, Stéphane Perger
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 27th, 2014

Inhuman #4

Artist Ryan Stegman joins writer Charles Soule in "Inhuman" #4, just in time for a visit from Thor and the introductions of two more Nuhumans.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ryan Stegman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 26th, 2014

Sundowners #1

Tim Seeley and Jim Terry provide a classic looking superhero comic with an unusual perspective in "Sundowners" #1, with an evasive look at four characters who may or may not be the heroic personas they claim to be.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jim Terry
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 26th, 2014

Magneto #8

When Magneto interrupts a Mutant Growth Hormone operation in Cullen Bunn and Javier Fernandez's "Magneto" #8, he has a little something other than revenge in mind.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Javier Fernandez
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 25th, 2014

The Unwritten: Apocalypse #8

Tommy enters the Chapel Perilous, and Daniel Armitage's story reaches its end in Mike Carey and Peter Gross' "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 25th, 2014

Teen Titans #2

Beast Boy and Bunker answer a late night call to justice when they learn of an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs in Will Pfeifer and Kenneth Rocafort's "Teen Titans" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Will Pfeifer
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 25th, 2014

Stray Bullets: Killers #6

"Stray Bullets: Killers" #6 has David Lapham seem to actually give some of his characters a happy ending. Needless to say, you'll be spending the entire issue waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 25th, 2014

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122

"B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #122 is advertised as a good starting point for new readers, but sadly I think Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Joe Querio did so by ignoring the existing audience.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Joe Querio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 25th, 2014
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