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Avengers World #13

Nick Spencer & Raffaele Ienco's "Avengers World" #13 suffers from yet another introduction of multiple new characters, as well as some slightly less energetic art.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 22nd, 2014

Avengers World #9

Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli take what could have been a dark trip to the future and make it joyous in "Avengers World" #9, thanks to the duo of Cannonball and Sunspot.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 18th, 2014

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #13

Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber continue their romp through Spider-Man's rogues' gallery in "The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #13 as Boomerang tries to pull his erstwhile team back together.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2014

Avengers World #7

Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli debut S.P.E.A.R. in "Avengers World" #7, and while the concept is a good one, the series continues to move at a glacial pace.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 4th, 2014

Avengers World #5

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli give readers an issue full of Manifold trying to come to grips with his freshly erratic power in "Avengers World" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 5th, 2014

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #9

"The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #9 has all of the disparate plotlines start to converge, courtesy Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber, even as Boomerang is hunted by Bullseye and can never get a break.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber, Rich Ellis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 14th, 2014

Morning Glories #37

Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #37 puts on the spotlight on Akiko while she is in a coma, giving readers glimpses of her childhood as well as weaving in new players and old friends and foes.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 24th, 2014

Avengers World #2

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli give us a spotlight on Smasher as she tours the growing A.I.M. Island in "Avengers World" #2, and the exploration of each is quite enjoyable.

Publisher:
Markosia
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2014

All-New Marvel NOW! Point One #1

With no stinkers and quite a few standouts, "All-New Marvel NOW! Point One" #1 is a collection to get you excited for 2014.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing, Dan Slott, James Robinson, Nathan Edmonson, G. Willow Willson, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Michael Allred, Steve Pugh, Phil Noto, Adrian Alphona, Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 10th, 2014

Avengers World #1

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli travel to Italy, Barbuda and Madripoor in "Avengers World" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 8th, 2014

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #7

"The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #7 has Nick Spencer and Rich Ellis pause for the origin of the new Beetle, but this flashback issue is welcome and perfectly timed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Rich Ellis
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 6th, 2014

Secret Avengers #13

"Secret Avengers" #13 by Nick Spencer and Ales Kot is more about S.H.I.E.L.D., which is just fine for readers tiring of so many Avengers comics. Butch Guice adds some new touches to existing characters, which is also welcomed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer, Ales Kot
Artists:
Butch Guice, Joe Rubenstein, Tom Palmer
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 23rd, 2013

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #6

After the climax of last issue, Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber's "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #6 transitions to the next big action set piece while amping up the comedy that sets it apart from the rest of the Marvel NOW! pack.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 16th, 2013

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #5

"Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #5 continues its streak as one of the most fun, offbeat crime stories on the market. Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber shine as a storytelling team.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 15th, 2013

Secret Avengers #9

Maria Hill and Daisy Johnson jockey for control of S.H.I.E.L.D. and control of Johnson's memories in Nick Spencer and Butch Guice's "Secret Avengers" #9.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Butch Guice
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 23rd, 2013

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #3

"Superior Foes of Spider-Man #3" by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber introduces former Thunderbolt Abner Jenkins to the cast.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 9th, 2013

Morning Glories #30

"Morning Glories" #30 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma shines the spotlight on Irina of The Truants, revealing details about her childhood in Ukraine and her present confinement in an indeterminate location.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 3rd, 2013

Secret Avengers #7

Daisy Johnson and the Secret Avengers take on AIM in "Secret Avengers" #7 by Nick Spencer and company.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Epting, Butch Guice, Brian Theis, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 19th, 2013

Avengers #17

A trio of pencilers finishes delivering the establishing shots to Marvel's "Infinity" in the pages of "Avengers" #17, co-written by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli, Marco Rudy, Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2013

Avengers #16

How "Avengers" #16 is a "Prelude to Infinity" is still a mystery, but Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli are continuing their story of Earth continuing to fight off a planetary infection.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 18th, 2013

Secret Avengers #6

"Secret Avengers" #6 might as well be called "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." #6, as Nick Spencer and Butch Guice give up all pretenses to the contrary as S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to fight against A.I.M. Island.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Butch Guice, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 15th, 2013

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1

"The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #1 from Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber is a fun comic that features oddball, loser foes trying to make the best of the worst life can throw at them.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2013

Avengers #15

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli continue to grow the threat sent by the Garden in "Avengers" #15.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2013

Avengers #14

"Avengers" #14 is billed as a prelude to "Infinity," but from this vantage point, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, and Stefano Caselli are just continuing the story from the past 13 issues, so don't get scared off.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 19th, 2013

Avengers #12

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Mike Deodato give us "Avengers"#12 in the Savage Land. What's not to love?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 27th, 2013

Secret Avengers #4

Luke Ross and writer Nick Spencer put the Hulk on the helicarrier to share mission prep in "Secret Avengers" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 9th, 2013

Morning Glories #26

"Morning Glories" #26 opens up a new set of questions that spins off from existing mysteries in Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's supernatural suspense ongoing, expanding existing mythology and returning the spotlight to one of the original six

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
April 29th, 2013

Secret Avengers #3

"Secret Avengers" #3 by Nick Spencer and Luke Ross continues the espionage-filled adventures of S.H.I.E.L.D. and company as the Iron Patriot armor goes on the market.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
James Hunt
April 15th, 2013

Secret Avengers #2

As Nick Spencer and Luke Ross serve up the Taskmaster in "Secret Avengers" #2, it solidifies what you may have felt with the first issue, that Spencer and Ross are setting up a long game here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 13th, 2013

Bedlam #4

"Bedlam" #4 takes Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo's philosophical crime procedural series from good to great. The focus shifts from characterization to action as the real killer's deeper motivations are revealed.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 18th, 2013

Morning Glories #24

In the double-sized "Morning Glories" #24, Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma concentrate on Ike in a story that uses its larger canvas wisely, moving between past and present, building towards a foreshadowed but still shocking extended ending crescendo

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 18th, 2013

Secret Avengers #1

Nick Spencer and Luke Ross present "Secret Avengers" #1, a story about Hawkeye and the Black Widow that could only be called "Budapest."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
James Hunt
February 14th, 2013

Bedlam #2

In "Bedlam" #2, Fillmore Press gives his doctor cause for worry, and Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo succeed in evoking that sick fascination that accompanies a conflicted desire to look more and look away at the same time.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 3rd, 2012

Morning Glories #23

The Ceremony begins in "Morning Glories" #23 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, but the events that surround it are more than main attraction. Irina leads The Truants to a point of no return, and a sacrifice comes from an unexpected source.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 3rd, 2012

Bedlam #1

"Bedlam" #1 by Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo is a strong debut, with its operatic violence, funny, character-defining dialogue, and a creepy but charismatic serial killer protagonist.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 31st, 2012

Marvel NOW! Point One #1

With stories created by comic talents like Jamie McKelvie, Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, and Ed McGuiness, "Marvel NOW! Point One" #1 features some fun stories with characters like Loki, Ant-Man, Star-Lord and Nova.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Luke Ross, Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton, Michael Allred, Ed McGuiness, Dexter Vines, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 19th, 2012

Morning Glories #22

The Truants reveal (a little) more of their game plan and Ian and Hunter have a geek-meets-geek conversation. Fantastic character interactions and mind-bending, still-opaque mysteries define "Morning Glories" #2 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 15th, 2012

Morning Glories #21

In "Morning Glories" #21, Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma deliver an issue so action-packed and dense with character development that it's like reading a first issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 2nd, 2012

Thief of Thieves #7

Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer and Shawn Martinbrough deliver one hell of a ride in "Thief of Thieves" #7, and even more impressively, bring it in for a satisfying and smooth landing.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 3rd, 2012

Morning Glories #20

"Morning Glories" #20 is a stellar and stunning character story that focuses on Miss Daramount and Miss Hodge in the years of their shared childhood.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 10th, 2012

Thief of Thieves #6

It's the "Thief of Thieves" moment you've been waiting for: the heist.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 5th, 2012

Thief of Thieves #5

"Thief of Thieves" #5 is a stylish heist comic book with an intriguing supporting cast of characters and a strong opening sequence.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Jorge Solis
June 6th, 2012

Ultimate Comics X-Men #12

A powerful faceless man tied to the Summers brothers is revealed, as is the man he calls Lord.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Paco Medina
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 25th, 2012

Thief of Thieves #3

"Thief of Thieves" adds another piece to the puzzle that is the series' protagonist Redmond's life.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 12th, 2012

Thief of Thieves #2

Despite a lot of talking heads and some decompressed storytelling, this second issue carries the story forward admirably with a great action sequence smack in the middle of things.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
March 14th, 2012

Ultimate Comics X-Men #8

The Ultimate X team infiltrate Tian under Nick Fury's auspices -- or do they?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Walden Wong, Juan Viasco
Reviewer:
James Hunt
March 5th, 2012

Thief of Thieves #1

It's a new heist series, with snappy dialogue, a clever opening heist, and just enough cliffhanger to make you wonder what will happen next. And Shawn Martinbrough's art make widescreen storytelling come alive again.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
February 8th, 2012

Morning Glories #15

A spotlight on Zoe amidst war games is intriguing, but is "Morning Glories" actually going anywhere?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Eisma
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 18th, 2012

Ultimate X-Men #4

While technically competent, this issue falls decidedly flat just when it should be ramping up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 17th, 2011

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

"T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" returns, with a story barely about the actual agents. Great for returning readers, not so much for new readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Wes Craig
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 1st, 2011
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