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All-New, All-Different Avengers #11

"All-New, All-Different Avengers" #11 suffers a bit from "middle chapter syndrome," but Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar still manage to make the Avengers' fight against Annihilus entertaining and fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 1st, 2016

Green Arrow #1

In Benjamin Percy and Otto Schmidt's "Green Arrow" #1, Black Canary issues Oliver a warning about his crime-fighting methods, even as danger looms heavily around the corner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Benjamin Percy
Artists:
Otto Schmidt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 15th, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers #9

Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #9 follows up the Wasp story from "Free Comic Book Day: Civil War II" and gives us something that can be read on its own, and it works on both fronts.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 13th, 2016

Batman/Superman #31

Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza continue "The Final Days of Superman" in "Batman/Superman" #31, which introduces new foes, follows up on an introduction from the first chapter and ties off a loose thread.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 15th, 2016

Empress #1

Emporia flees Earth to escape her dictator husband in Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen's "Empress" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 6th, 2016

Black Road #1

Brian Wood and Garry Brown's "Black Road" #1 plunges readers into Norway as the Norsemen and the Christians wage a vicious war of conversion, with Magnus the Black as our slightly unreliable.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
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

Huck #5

"Huck" #5 plunges further into Huck's origin as he's dragged back to Russia, but Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's comic was more engrossing when it was less about Huck's powers and more about his personality.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 21st, 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

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

Huck #3

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque continue their cheerful, upbeat story in "Huck" #3, even as those around our hero try to exploit him and his abilities.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2016

Venom: Space Knight #1

Flash Thompson is a swashbuckling outer space hero in "Venom: Space Knight" #1, but Robbie Thompson and Ariel Olivetti's series doesn't seem to have much more of a hook than, "Hey, it's Venom" so far.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robbie Thompson
Artists:
Ariel Olivetti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 25th, 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

Huck #1

Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque deliver an earnest take on a small town superhero in "Huck" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 19th, 2015

Batman Annual #4

In "Batman Annual" #4, James Tynion IV and Roge Antonio come up with a clever idea that takes advantage of Bruce Wayne's current amnesia but don't execute it well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Roge Antonio
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 1st, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #10

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque begin pushing the pieces towards the conclusion of "American Vampire: Second Cycle" in issue #10.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 1st, 2015

Thors #3

Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse and Goran Sudzuka's "Thors" #3 digs deeper into the case of the dead Jane Fosters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Goran Sudzuka, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 7th, 2015

Low #9

Della deals with the consequences of her actions in Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini's "Low" #9.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Greg Tocchini
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 31st, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight - Genesis #1

Peter J. Tomasi and Alisson Borges' "Batman: Arkham Knight - Genesis" #1 pulls back the cowl and reveals the identity of the Arkham Knight.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Alisson Borges
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 27th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #9

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #9 plunges its vampires high above and deep below the ground, even as Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque appear to be inching closer to an eventual series finale.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2015

Thors #2

The Thors avenge and investigate in Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse and Goran Sudzuka's in "Thors" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Goran Sudzuka, Karl Story, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 3rd, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #8

Trouble comes 'round in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 6th, 2015

Thors #1

In "Thors" #1, Jason Aaron and Chris Sprouse give some personality to the Thor corps that patrol Battleworld in "Secret Wars."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 16th, 2015

Convergence: The Question #2

In "Convergence: The Question" #2 by Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner, the better man wins the battle, and Renee Montoya makes her peace with her father.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 11th, 2015

Convergence: Blue Beetle #1

The big three of the Charlton heroes -- Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and the Question -- defend Hub City in Scott Lobdell and Yishan Li's "Convergence: Blue Beetle" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Yishan Li
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 4th, 2015

Quantum and Woody Must Die #4

James Asmus and Steve Lieber close out this panda-exploding series with more black humor-induced laughs and plenty of awkward moments in "Quantum and Woody Must Die" #4.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 29th, 2015

Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel #1

Louise Simonson returns to her creation Steel alongside her former collaborator June Brigman in "Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel" #1, and it's ultimately a pleasant trip down memory lane.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
June Brigman, Roy Richardson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 17th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #7

Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones join forces with the Vassals of the Morning Star to bring heat to the original monster in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 16th, 2015

Convergence: The Question #1

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner give us another story with Renee Montoya and company in "Convergence: The Question" #1, and it makes their departure from the characters that much more poignant.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 9th, 2015

Arkham Manor #5

An attack from within the walls of the manor puts everyone on alert in "Arkham Manor" #5, written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Shawn Crystal.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 25th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #6

The space race intersects with the legend of Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #6, written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Rafael Albuquerque.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2015

Imperium #1

A new ongoing series featuring the next phase of Toyo Harada's power grab begins in "Imperium" #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite, containing the same quality characterization seen in "Harbinger" and a couple of other surpri

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 4th, 2015

The Multiversity: Guidebook #1

The deceiving title of "The Multiversity: Guidebook" #1 conceals a lynchpin tale in Grant Morrison's sprawling epic and also includes profiles for each of the fifty-two universes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Marcus To, Paulo Siqueira, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Gary Frank, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, David Finch, Juan Jose Ryp, Cameron Stewart, Joe Prado, Bryan Hitch, Dan Jurgens, Mike Hawthorne, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jake Wyatt, Jae Lee, Ben Oliver, Kalman An
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 30th, 2015

Gotham Academy #4

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl give readers a little bit of Hogwarts, a little bit of Mystery Machine and a healthy dose of Gotham in "Gotham Academy" #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 30th, 2015

Quantum and Woody Must Die #1

Rising star Steve Lieber jumps on board like a duck to water with the all new "Quantum & Woody Must Die" #1 alongside veteran Valiant writer James Asmus.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 29th, 2015

Batman Eternal #39

Batman finally tracks the Riddler down while new havoc is unleashed on Gotham in "Batman Eternal" #39

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Felix Ruiz
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 5th, 2015

Arkham Manor #3

Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crystal's "Arkham Manor" #3 continues to entertain as Bruce Wayne delves deeper into the inhabitants of the home-turned-prison, but the reason for its conclusion this spring feels very clear.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 29th, 2014

Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1

Most comics of this nature are a little painful, but "Harley Quinn Holiday Special" #1 has Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mauricet, Brandt Peters and Darwyn Cooke bring the hilarity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Mauricet, Brandt Peters, Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 10th, 2014

Gotham Academy #2

Olive Silverlock keeps finding more trouble than she bargained for in Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 6th, 2014

Arkham Manor #1

"Arkham Manor" #1, featuring the conversion of Wayne Manor into a new asylum for the criminally insane, has a slightly slow setup from Gerry Duggan but distinctive art from Shawn Crystal.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 22nd, 2014

Death of Wolverine #4

Charles Soule and Steve McNiven kill everyone's favorite Canadian X-Man and Avenger in "Death of Wolverine" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 16th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #5

Guided by an old Gold Rush journal, Gene Bunting goes looking for something he shouldn't in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Matias Bergara
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 6th, 2014

Gotham Academy #1

Olive Silverlock's second year at Gotham Academy isn't off to a great start in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 3rd, 2014

Superman: Futures End #1

Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks craft one of the better and more meaningful tie-ins with "Futures End: Superman" #1, by revealing the new Superman's motives and still keeping the character interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Lee Weeks
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 26th, 2014

The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1

Grant Morrison gets the multiverse right in "The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World" #1, an accessible-enough story enriched with DC history, and nicely envisioned by Chris Sprouse and Dave McCaig.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 18th, 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

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

American Vampire: Second Cycle #4

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #4 puts the farmhouse of Pearl Jones in the line of a vampiric twister as the series created by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque continues to get spookier.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 9th, 2014

Batman Eternal #10

"Batman Eternal" #10 is unfortunately the first issue in this weekly series that feels just a little bit skippable; not a lot happens, and there's no real spark to grab a reader's interest.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 12th, 2014

Tech Jacket #1

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Khary Randolph
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
June 12th, 2014
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