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Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego #1

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's "Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego" #1 is a fun and self-deprecating romp as one of comics' craziest characters makes her way to comics' most high-profile event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
John Timms, Marco Failla, Javier Garron, Damion Scott, Robert Campanella, Dave Johnson, Amanda Conner, Stephane Roux, Paul Pope
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 18th, 2014

Coffin Hill #9

"Coffin Hill" #9 continues the title's second storyline, and Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's revealing what happened during the Ice Fisher case that made Eve Coffin a hero is riveting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2014

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1

Mike Benson and Tan Eng Huat's "Deadly Hands of Kung Fu" #1 is a missed opportunity to get more genre action into the Marvel Universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Benson
Artists:
Tan Eng Huat, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Matt Little
May 16th, 2014

Coffin Hill #6

Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda conclude their first story arc in "Coffin Hill" #6, and while it's a solid wrap-up to one plotline, this is a book that could still use a bit more energy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 17th, 2014

Batwoman #28

"Batwoman" #28 is having Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun pick up some steam with the Wolf Spider storyline, although the domestic side of the book feels a little out of the blue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 20th, 2014

Coffin Hill #5

Eve struggles to overcome the creature that’s taken over her friend’s body in "Coffin Hill" #5 by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 17th, 2014

Batman: Black and White #6

"Batman Black and White" #6 wraps up the anthology with five stories showcasing excellent art by Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan and Adam Hughes, among others.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cliff Chiang, Olly Moss, Dave Taylor, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson
Artists:
Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Dave Taylor, Adam Hughes, Dave Johnson
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 10th, 2014

Coffin Hill #3

Eve Coffin experiences the extended effects of her night in the woods firsthand when she visits her friend Mel in Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's "Coffin Hill" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
December 13th, 2013

Avengers Arena #18

"Avengers Arena" #18 from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker draws a conclusion to the story, leaving a few characters behind to pick up the pieces and carry on.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 29th, 2013

Harley Quinn

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's script for "Harley Quinn" #0 is slight, but deliberately so; they're letting the art do the heavy lifting, and more importantly it succeeds in this deliberately silly comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner, Becky Cloonan, Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea, Stephane Roux, Dan Panosian, Walter Simonson, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Bruce Timm, Charlie Adlard, Adam Hughes, Art Baltazar, Tradd Moore, Dave Johnson, Jeremy Roberts, Sam Kieth, Darwyn Cooke, C
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2013

Coffin Hill #2

"Coffin Hill" #2 by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda is a story about coming home, but for Eve Coffin, prodigal daughter of a line of witches, coming home means facing her past and her worst nightmare again.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 18th, 2013

Coffin Hill #1

A rookie cop and the daughter of a legendary family is almost killed in Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's "Coffin Hill" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 14th, 2013

100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1

"100 Bullets: Brother Lono" #1 is a return to Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's vivid world of crime and communities, following the continued adventures of Lono, the larger-than-life Minuteman.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 21st, 2013

Ultimate Comics X-Men #27

Utopia is officially under siege, and with it come a ton of surprises in Brian Wood and Mahmud Asrar's latest installment of "Ultimate Comics X-Men."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 17th, 2013

Avengers Arena #10

"Avengers Arena" #10 continues to ramp up the violence, as Dennis Hopeless and guest artist Riccardo Burchielli thin the cast as the book continues to take its death match remit more seriously.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2013

Avengers Arena #9

"Avengers Arena" #9 by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker introduces a new character and dispatches an old one.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 13th, 2013

Shadowman

"Shadowman" #0 lets Justin Jordan and Roberto De La Torre present the new origin of Master Darque, for a nasty but interesting read that shows the Darques don't fall far from the tree.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Roberto De La Torre, Mico Suayan, Lewis LaRosa, Neil Edwards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 6th, 2013

Avengers Arena #8

"Avengers Arena" #8 from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker is an issue where every character gets a little bit of action, but nothing major occurs.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
April 26th, 2013

Jupiter's Legacy #1

Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 plumbs familiar territory with the family tree of a super-powered family, but there's a promise to this start that hasn't been present for a while in Millar's scripts

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Frank Quitely
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 24th, 2013

Avengers Arena #7

Dennis Hopeless and Alessandro Vitti's "Avengers Arena" #7 takes a side trip (and a step back in time) to discover how Arcade came up with his idea and a bit more detail as to what the Arena is. Hint: it's an arena.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 12th, 2013

Ultimate Comics X-Men #24

Brian Wood and "Supergirl" artist Mahmud Asrar team up for "Ultimate Comics X-Men" #24, as secret plans are revealed and an old character reasserts her dominance.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
March 18th, 2013

Shadowman #5

"Shadowman" #5 by Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano and Roberto Delatorre continues young Jack Boniface's initiation-by-fire as Shadowman and also widens the mythology of the Valiant Universe.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher, Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano, Roberto Delatorre
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 11th, 2013

Avengers Arena #5

The concept of "Avengers Arena" #5 still feels a bit weak, but Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's attempt to put together an ensemble of characters is gaining steam.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 4th, 2013

Avengers Arena #4

Two Runaways go head to head with the Avengers Academy students after attempting a team up gone wrong in Dennis Hopeless' latest issue of "Avengers Arena."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Alessandro Vitti
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 14th, 2013

Avengers Arena #2

A nice "Lord of the Flies" tribute on the cover of "Avengers Arena" #2 winds up being appropriate for the adventures within, thanks to the mixture of characters Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker have pulled together.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 21st, 2012

Avengers Arena #1

Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's "Avengers Arena" #1 wears its influence on its sleeve, but instead of coming across as shocking or surprising, this forced battle-to-the-death between heroes feels utterly average.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2012

Shadowman #2

Justin Jordan and Patrick Zircher mix elements of both the Valiant and Acclaim versions of "Shadowman," and then add in their own new ideas to create a cohesive and fun horror-meets-superhero comic.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Justin Jordan, Patrick Zircher
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2012

Thought Bubble Anthology 2012 #2

"Thought Bubble Anthology" #2 is as brilliant and diverse as the entirety of the comics medium. An absolute, no-excuses must-buy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Lucia Rose Harris, Pete Doree, Skottie Young, Gail Simone, Richard Starkings, Emma Vieceli, Matthew Sheret, Ivan Brandon, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Lee Barnett, Warren Ellis, Kate Beaton, Chris Lackey, JG Ros
Artists:
Sean Phillips, Tony Harris, Skottie Young, Tula Lotay, Boo Cook, Kristyna Baczynski, Emma Vieceli, Leigh Gallagher, Clark Burscough, Richard Hughes, Steve Reynolds, Martin Simpson, Ben Haith, Stephen Mooney, Dave Johnson, Ollie Redding, Kate Beaton, Chris
Reviewer:
James Hunt
November 12th, 2012

Ghosts #1

"Ghosts" #1 includes work by Geoff Johns, Amy Reeder, the late Joe Kubert, Paul Pope and Gilbert Hernandez. Despite this lineup, most of the stories are unmemorable, making for a mediocre anthology.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cecil Castellucci, Mary H. K. Choi, Al Ewing, Gilbert Hernandez, Geoff Johns,Neil Kleid, Joe Kubert, Andy Lanning, Toby Litt, Paul Pope
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Rufus Dayglo, Gilbert Hernandez, Phil Jimenez, Joe Kubert, John McCrea, Jeff Lemire, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder, Victor Santos
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 5th, 2012

Ultimate Comics X-Men #17

War has come to bear in Brian Wood's "Ultimate Comics X-Men" as Kitty's team faces bold successes at war before a cliffhanger that could prove devastating.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 15th, 2012

Ultimate Comics X-Men #14

Brian Wood continues to turn "Ultimate Comics X-Men" into the book he wants it to be by focusing on compelling world building and character development through main character Kitty Pryde.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Paco Medina, Reilly Brown, Juan Vlasco, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 16th, 2012

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

"Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre" #1 looks beautiful, but there's not much behind the great art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Len Wein
Artists:
Amanda Conner, John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 14th, 2012

Deadpool #55

Reality comes crashing in when Wade Wilson suddenly realizes he lost his vitally important healing factor. Can Deadpool still win against a group of genius super-villains, especially when he clearly lost the upper hand?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Jorge Solis
May 25th, 2012

Deadpool #52

"Deadpool" #52 is the third installment in the "Dead" storyline, a madcap and entertaining romp spirited along by Ale Garza's excellent pencils.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Ale Garza, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Adam J. Langton
March 22nd, 2012

Spaceman #4

What do you do when you've rescued a famous child from kidnappers and fear that it isn't safe to turn her over to the authorities? Orson doesn't know either.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 5th, 2012

Punishermax #22

The series ends with Frank Castle dead and Nick Fury dealing with the aftermath.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 12th, 2012

Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1

This first issue promised a zany pulp yarn with a gorgeous aesthetic, wonderful characters and a hook that will leap from the shadows and grab you tightly.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tonci Zonjic
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
January 11th, 2012

Spaceman #2

“Spaceman” finds some direct purpose even while letting the plot threads spread a little further.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 30th, 2011

Spaceman #1

The new creator-owned project from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso! For a dollar! Need I say more?

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 27th, 2011

Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #2

Welcome to your new favorite horror short, and the thing that will scare your nephews into loving comics.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
October 26th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia #2

Tyler Crook has settled well into "B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia" and brings the creepy to life.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Arcudi, Mike Mignola
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 20th, 2011

Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest #1

Abe Sapien is plunged into a traditional horror movie, and once it gets rolling, it never stops to catch its breath.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
James Harren
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 28th, 2011

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Russia #1

The B.P.R.D. team (Kate and Johann) have been called to Russia for a meeting with the Russian Occult Bureau, while Devon searches for the young psychic, Fenix, who shot Abe Sapien, leaving him in a coma.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 25th, 2011

Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #3

Batman and Joker go at it for the bajillionth time. This time, however, it's different. In more ways than one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 3rd, 2011

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1

The War of the Green Lanterns is over. Mogo is dead. Hal Jordan has been returned to Earth. Sinestro, wearing the ring of Sector 2814 decides to start whining. Good times.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda, Tyler Kirkham, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2011

Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #2

"Knight of Vengeance" remains the crown jewel of the "Flashpoint" stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 6th, 2011

Punishermax #14

Who knew a Punisher comic could be about emotions so much?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 12th, 2011

Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #1

If you thought Bruce Wayne was a dark, grim Batman, wait until you meet his father...

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 4th, 2011

Deadpool #33.1

Deadpool is hired to evict The Wrecker from a residential building.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Daniel Way
Artists:
Bong Dazo, Joe Pimental
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 7th, 2011

Punishermax #10

One of the best comics published right now returns after far too long a hiatus. And it’s totally worth it.

Publisher:
Marvel Max
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 13th, 2011
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