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Amazing Spider-Man #11

In "Amazing Spider-Man" #11, Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith wrap up the fight against Scorpio and the new Zodiac in a way that reminds readers of the necessity of Parker Industries.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 29th, 2016

Black Panther #1

In Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" #1, T'Challa seeks the cause of the Wakandan uprisings, while members of the Dora Milaje make a life-changing decision.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 4th, 2016

Captain America: Sam Wilson #7

Sam, Steve, Maria and Bucky try to survive Pleasant Hill in Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer, Joss Whedon, Tim Sale, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Daniel Acuna, Angela Unzueta, Matt Yackey, John Cassaday, Tim Sale, Mike Perkins
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 1st, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers #7

"All-New, All-Different Avengers" #7 may be part of the "Standoff" crossover, but Mark Waid and Adam Kubert make this issue welcoming to anyone who hasn't read a previous chapter.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 24th, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers #6

In Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #6, the first story arc concludes with a betrayal by a teammate.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 29th, 2016

Astro City #32

In "Astro City" #32, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson kick off a sequel to their "Tarnished Angel" storyline from the late '90s, and this return to superpowered crime noir is even more enjoyable than fans could hope.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #8

Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's "Amazing Spider-Man" #8 gives us a good wrap-up of the Dark Kingdom storyline as Spider-Man attempts to free his friends and stop Mr. Negative while betrayal lurks on all sides.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #7

Spidey faces Mr. Negative and a cleverly altered Cloak & Dagger in Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's "Amazing Spider-Man" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 5th, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers #4

After establishing the team, Mark Waid focuses on building character in "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4 and scales back the team's budget as he and Mahmud Asrar make both the grand and the bland a lot of fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 28th, 2016

Astro City #31

The Living Nightmare returns in "Astro City" #31, but this time Kurt Busiek and guest artist Jesus Merino take Samaritan's foe and show the confrontation primarily from the villain's perspective.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 25th, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers #3

In Mark Waid and Adam Kubert's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #3, the team comes together to save the planet and stop Warbringer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2016

Secret Wars #9

Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic wrap up an epic story in "Secret Wars" #9, which lays the groundwork for a new Marvel Universe and brings a satisfying conclusion to Hickman's "Avengers" run.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 13th, 2016

Squadron Supreme #1

James Robinson and Leonard Kirk assemble a strong roster for "Squadron Supreme" #1 but deliver a somewhat one-dimensional story with some moments of disbelief.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Paul Neary
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 17th, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #4

Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith's "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 continues a strong storyline as the Zodiac battles with S.H.I.E.L.D. and Spider-Man's allegiances are tested.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 14th, 2015

Secret Wars #8

Castle Doom is under attack in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 11th, 2015

Batman #47

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki hit high gear in "Batman" #47 as Jim Gordon's fight against Mr. Bloom escalates, Bruce Wayne can't avoid his past and the Gotham card is flipped.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 9th, 2015

All-New, All-Different Avengers #2

"All-New, All-Different Avengers" #2 is a very standard superhero story in many ways, but Mark Waid and Adam Kubert make it stand out in one way: with Ms. Marvel vs. Nova.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 4th, 2015

Astro City #29

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson use "Astro City" #29 to show us what it's like to grow up as a member of the enemy, other-dimensional race our heroes regularly fight against.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2015

All-New, All-Different Avengers #1

Mark Waid brings strong characterization while Adam Kubert and Mahmud Asrar add both cinematic thrills and emotional tension to "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert, Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 12th, 2015

Astro City #28

The story in "Astro City" #28 feels like a remix of Kurt Busiek's greatest hits, but the art by Gary Chaloner and Wade von Grawbadger make sure there's still something different about this comic.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Gary Chaloner, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 23rd, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #2

Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith's "Amazing Spider-Man" #2 is exciting and fun, in part because it plays well with both Peter Parker's heroism and intelligence.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 23rd, 2015

Chewbacca #1

Though Gerry Duggan cleverly forges Chewie's personality and Phil Noto's art is stunning, they don't make up for the challenges not quite met by a story featuring "Star Wars'" fan favorite non-speaking character in "Chew

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 15th, 2015

Secret Wars #6

The forces arrayed against Doom get some new weapons in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #6.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 12th, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #1

Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli come out swinging with a brand new status quo for Peter Parker in "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Peter David, Robbie Thompson, Dennis Hopeless, Mike Costa, Christos Gage
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Will Sliney, Stacey Lee, Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez, David Baldeon, Scott Hanna, Paco Diaz
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 8th, 2015

Astro City #26

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.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2015

Secret Wars #5

In "Secret Wars" #5, Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic establish a quiet, game-setting installment before everything goes to hell.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Matt Little
August 12th, 2015

Lando #1

Lando's not a system; he's a man – and, thanks to writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev, Lando Calrissian is THE man in "Lando" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 13th, 2015

Secret Wars #4

Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic and Ive Svorcina deliver a strong, character-centered chapter in "Secret Wars" #4 that both moves the story along and serves as a great examination of Drs. Doom and Strange.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 2nd, 2015

Secret Wars #3

Sheriff Strange discovers some unexpected survivors in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
June 5th, 2015

Justice, Inc. Avenger #1

Mark Waid and Ronilson Freire revive the classic pulp hero in the fun but tonally conflicted "Justice, Inc. Avenger" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Ronilson Freire
Reviewer:
Matt Little
June 5th, 2015

Astro City #23

Meet ticks, a talking gorilla who wants nothing more than to play drums. Unfortunately, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson house him in superhero-centric Astro City, where no one can see past his strength.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 15th, 2015

Secret Wars #2

The fate of the Marvel Universe and the inner workings of Battleworld are revealed in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Matt Little
May 14th, 2015

FCBD 2015: Secret Wars

In "Secret Wars" #0, Jonathan Hickman and Paul Renaud craft a quiet story just before the big blowout, while Hajime Isayama and Gerardo Sandoval bring "Attack on Titan" to New York.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Hajime Isayama
Artists:
Paul Renaud, C.B. Cebulski, Gerardo Sandoval
Reviewer:
Matt Little
May 8th, 2015

Secret Wars #1

"The End Times" kicks off Marvel's latest event in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #1, as the latest Incursion brings the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe crashing together.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 6th, 2015

Princess Leia #1

Mark Waid, Terry and Rachel Dodson gain audience with royalty to bring readers "Princess Leia" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 5th, 2015

Astro City #19

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #19 continues to detail Quarrel's career and sings when it has the space to delve into both her adventures and emotional journey.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2015

The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw #2

The Great Champion emerges, but he isn't what anyone expected in Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey's "The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 8th, 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
November 24th, 2014

All-New Captain America #1

Sam Wilson dons the red, white and blue and slings the shield in "All-New Captain America" #1 from writer Rick Remender and artist Stuart Immonen.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2014

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1

Dynamite Entertainment's agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Brings John Carter back to comic book stands in "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Abhishek Malsuni, Zsolt Garisa
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 6th, 2014

Guardians 3000 #1

In "Guardians 3000" #1 writer Dan Abnett and artist Gerardo Sandoval give readers a brand new world filled with the expectedly unexpected as Vance Astro, Martinex, Yondu, Starhawk and Charlie-27 return to their own comic book.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
Gerardo Sandoval
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 1st, 2014

Thor #1

In "Thor" #1, writer Jason Aaron has declared Thor Odinson unworthy to lift Mjolnir, prompting artist Russell Dauterman to draw an adventure that leads to the debut of the all-new Thor.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 29th, 2014

Thor #1

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman mark the start of a new Asgardian era in "Thor" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
September 29th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #1.5

"Amazing Spider-Man" #1.5 finishes the "Learning to Crawl" story from Dan Slott and Ramón Pérez in spectacular fashion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 25th, 2014

Astro City #15

"Astro City" #15's conclusion to the two-part robot-themed story is awfully sweet, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story veers between too predictable and too out-of-the-blue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2014

Justice, Inc #1

"Justice, Inc." #1, written by Michael Uslan and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, brings a troubled time travel adventure with Doc Savage, the Shadow and the Avenger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Michael Uslan
Artists:
Giovanni Timpano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2014

Hulk #5

Gerry Duggan joins Mark Bagley and the rest of the creative team in "Hulk" #5 and introduces readers to Doctor Green.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2014

Captain America #22

In “Captain America” #22, writer Rick Remender sidelines Steve Rogers and busts open a portal to Dimension Z, while Carlos Pacheco draws the heck out of it all.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Mariano Taibo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 7th, 2014

Savage Hulk #1

"Savage Hulk" #1 has some gorgeous art from Alan Davis and Mark Farmer, but Davis's story -- set immediately after the original "X-Men" #66 -- feels sadly unenergetic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Alan Davis
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 26th, 2014

Astro City #13

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #13 is deliberately told out of order, but no matter what sequence you read the pages in, it's still a fantastic issue that merges love and art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 13th, 2014
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