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Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1

"Civil War II: Choosing Sides" #1 includes stories about Nick Fury, Night Thrasher and Damage Control, all of which having nothing to do with the parent title's conceit of heroes choosing sides.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Declan Shalvey, Brandon Easton, Chad Bowers, Chris Sims
Artists:
Declan Shalvey, Paul Davidson, Leonardo Romero
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 27th, 2016

Civil War II: X-Men #1

There's not much substance to Cullen Bunn and Andrea Broccardo's "Civil War II: X-Men #1," and the pleasant artwork can't overcome an uneven script.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Andrea Broccardo
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 16th, 2016

Star Wars: Han Solo #1

In Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks' "Star Wars: Han Solo" #1, the scruffy nerfherder scores his own solo series about his secret undercover missions for the Rebellion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Mark Brooks
Reviewer:
Leia Calderon
June 15th, 2016

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Spider-Man decides to keep the new Inhuman Ulysses close by, but his reasons for doing so seem more opportunistic than altruistic in Christos Gage and Travel Foreman's "Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Travel Foreman
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 9th, 2016

Civil War II: Gods of War #1

Dan Abnett and Emilio Laiso's "Civil War II: Gods of War" #1 should really just be renamed "Hercules" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
Emilio Laiso
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 9th, 2016

Nighthawk #1

In David F. Walker and Ramon Villalobos' "Nighthawk" #1, a displaced version of Kyle Richmond finds himself a new home, and it's a very realistic one that could use a gritty hero's touch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David F. Walker
Artists:
Ramon Villalobos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 26th, 2016

Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

The old Cap is back and youthful as ever in "Captain America: Steve Rogers" #1, but his re-introduction is plagued by poor synergy between Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 25th, 2016

The Punisher #1

Becky Cloonan teams with Steve Dillon to tell a relatively standard story in "The Punisher" #1, which includes a couple of twists that might entice new readers while giving diehards exactly what they're looking for.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan
Artists:
Steve Dillon
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 4th, 2016

Thunderbolts #1

Winter Soldier leads a classic lineup of Thunderbolts characters against threats from beyond the wall in Jim Zub and Jon Malin's "Thunderbolts" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Jon Malin
Reviewer:
Matt Little
May 4th, 2016

Karnak #3

In Warren Ellis and Roland Boschi's "Karnak" #3, Karnak guesses the reason why the Inhuman boy was kidnapped and forces S.H.I.E.L.D. take a trip to the Chapel of the Single Shadow.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Roland Boschi
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 25th, 2016

Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1

James Robinson and Tony Harris deliver some storytelling magic in "Star Wars Special: C-3PO" #1, which answers how Threepio got his red arm and presents some great character development as well as superb pacing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Tony Harris
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 13th, 2016

Moon Knight #1

Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood take Marc Spector out for a spin in "Moon Knight" #1, playing up his madness and calling into question how much, if any, of his career as Moon Knight is reality.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 12th, 2016

The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1

Christopher Hastings, Danilo Beyruth and Gurihiru put a slightly darker spin on Gwen Poole in "The Unbelievable Gwenpool" #1, but they also make this oddly amalgamated heroine fun and compelling.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Hastings
Artists:
Gurihiru, Danilo Beyruth
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 12th, 2016

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1

Charles Soule and Phil Noto take a safe approach to the Resistance's best pilot in "Star Wars: Poe Dameron" #1, which faithfully brings the characters and the tech to life in an attractive and inviting introduction.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 5th, 2016

X-Men '92 #1

In Chad Bowers, Chris Sims and Alti Firmansyah's "X-Men '92" #1, the X-Men open their school up, only to find themselves threatened by Russia's premiere superteam.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chad Bowers, Chris Sims
Artists:
Alti Firmansyah
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 1st, 2016

Hyperion #1

Chuck Wendig and Nik Virella's "Hyperion" #1 is a passable issue with a pedestrian story that could just as easily feature most any other Marvel character in the lead.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chuck Wendig
Artists:
Nik Virella
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
March 28th, 2016

Mockingbird #1

Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk and Rachelle Rosenberg's "Mockingbird" #1 is an utter blast.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chelsea Cain
Artists:
Kate Niemczyk
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 9th, 2016

Haunted Mansion #1

In Joshua Williamson and Jorge Coelho's "Haunted Mansion" #1, Danny is drawn into a creepy mansion not to seek thrills, but to help his grandfather.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Jorge Coelho
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 9th, 2016

Black Widow #1

Chris Samnee and Mark Waid's "Black Widow" #1 gives readers an issue-long rollercoaster ride with a fun and fast-paced thriller that never takes a breather.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Samnee, Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
March 2nd, 2016

Power Man and Iron Fist #1

Luke Cage and Iron Fist tie up some loose ends but get more than they bargained for in David Walker and Sanford Greene's "Power Man and Iron Fist" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Walker
Artists:
Sanford Greene
Reviewer:
Matt Little
February 17th, 2016

Deadpool #7

Deadpool takes readers on a whirlwind tour of his life in Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish's "Deadpool" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Cullen Bunn, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Amy Chu, Tim Seeley, Mike Hawthorne
Artists:
Scott Koblish, Tyler Crook, Danilo Beyruth, Emilio Laiso, Mike Norton, Mike Hawthrone, Terry Pallot, Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Matt Little
February 12th, 2016

Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1

Deadpool leads a group of Z-listers on a smash-and-grab operation that may have universal ramifications in Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin's "Deadpool and the Mercs for Money" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
Matt Little
February 5th, 2016

Old Man Logan #1

An older version of Wolverine wakes up in the present, convinced he can stop his future from happening, in Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Old Man Logan" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Matt Little
February 1st, 2016

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1

Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto have a good handle on characterization in "Obi-Wan and Anakin" #1, but the setting and circumstance don't pack the same punch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 7th, 2016

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1

Joe Kelly and Ed McGuiness reunite as Deadpool tries to hire himself a Spider-Man in "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 5th, 2016

Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! #1

If you're a superpowered person in need of a day job, then you should call Kate Leth and Brittney L. Williams' "Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat!".

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kate Leth
Artists:
Brittney L. Williams
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 23rd, 2015

Ms. Marvel #2

In "Ms. Marvel" #2, G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa remind us that a secret identity shared is ultimately a good thing for readers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Takeshi Miyazawa
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 21st, 2015

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

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

All-New Inhumans #1

Crystal, Gorgon and the NuHumans are on a diplomatic mission to Australia in Charles Soule, James Asmus, Stefano Caselli and Nico Leon's "All-New Inhumans" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Charles Soule
Artists:
Stefano Caselli, Nico Leon
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 4th, 2015

Daredevil #1

In Charles Soule, Ron Garney and Matt Milla's "Daredevil" #1, the Man Without Fear gets dark again, both inside and out, as he returns to New York with a slightly different status quo and some new cast members.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 1st, 2015

Red Wolf #1

A Native American sheriff deals with the prejudiced citizens of Timely and a supernatural threat in the period action drama "Red Wolf" #1 by Nathan Edmondson, Dalibor Talajic and Jeffrey Veregge.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Dalibor Talajic, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 1st, 2015

The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Giant monsters, new heroes, overbearing sisters -- it's all in a day's work for Amadeus Cho in Greg Pak and Frank Cho's "The Totally Awesome Hulk" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Frank Cho
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 1st, 2015

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

Ms. Marvel #1

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.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Takeshi Miyazawa, Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 20th, 2015

Spider-Woman #1

Jessica Drew goes on maternity leave and finds herself in even bigger trouble in "Spider-Woman" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 17th, 2015

All-New Wolverine #1

Wolverine stops an assassination attempt but uncovers part of her past in Tom Taylor, David Lopez and David Navarrot's "All-New Wolverine" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
David Lopez, David Navarrot
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 16th, 2015

Hercules #1

Hercules fits one more monster into his schedule in Dan Abnett and Luke Ross' "Hercules" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 9th, 2015

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1

This is the second "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #1 by Ryan North and Erica Henderson to be published in 2015, but -- fortunately -- it's still just as silly and charming as before.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Erica Henderson, Joe Morris
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 27th, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Ben Grimm heads for the stars in Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti's "Guardians of the Galaxy" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Valerio Schiti
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 16th, 2015

Star Wars #10

In "Star Wars" #10, Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen deliver a space epic, a buddy cop comedy and a gladiator drama all-in-one.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 12th, 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

Contest of Champions #1

Inspired by the mobile game of the same name, Al Ewing and Paco Medina's "Contest of Champions" #1 introduces readers to Battlerealm.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco, Thomas Labourot
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 8th, 2015

Doctor Strange #1

In "Doctor Strange" #1, Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo give readers the perfect jumping on point into Stephen Strange's bizarre new world.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 7th, 2015

The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

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.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jody Houser
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 5th, 2015

Fury: SHIELD 50th Anniversary #1

There's a lot of untapped potential in "Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1, but David F. Walker and Lee Ferguson still pull off a fun story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David F. Walker
Artists:
Lee Ferguson
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 28th, 2015

Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Kathryn Immonen returns to write more of Peggy Carter's adventures in "Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1, drawn by Immonen's "Operation S.I.N." collaborator, Rich Ellis.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Rich Ellis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 21st, 2015

Star Wars #9

In "Star Wars" #9, Jason Aaron freshens up the story by including some elements from outside the classic trilogy and Stuart Immonen uses strong panel layouts to add more excitement.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 17th, 2015

Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon and Daniel Warren Johnson's "Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 takes a peek at the moments leading up to 2010's "Avengers" #20.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon
Artists:
Daniel Warren Johnson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 14th, 2015

Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

"Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 delivers a standalone Mockingbird adventure by Chelsea Cain and Joëlle Jones and a follow up tale by Margaret Stohl and Nico Leon that introduces the Red Widow.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chelsea Cain, Margaret Stohl
Artists:
Joelle Jones, Nico Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 3rd, 2015
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