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Purgatori #1

"Purgatori" #1 leaves a lot to be desired, as this incarnation struggles to find the right idea to build the story around in a satisfying manner.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Aaron Gillespie
Artists:
Javier Garcia Miranda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 19th, 2014

Dark Horse Presents #2

"Dark Horse Presents" #2 is like many anthologies; some pieces are stronger than others, but there's enough to make you get your money's worth, and no duds.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan, Brendan McCarthy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Jordie Bellaire, Fred Van Lente, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse, Brendan McCarthy, Andy Kuhn, Declan Shalvey, Ryan Dunlavey, Paul Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 17th, 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

Batman: Futures End #1

Ray Fawkes and Scott Snyder deliver a Batman who's broken but not defeated in "Batman: Futures End" #1, along with a couple of surprises that help maintain reader interest, and artist Aco's future world is fittingly cramped and gritty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Aco
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 11th, 2014

Aquaman: Futures End #1

Arthur's attempts to reconcile Atlantis, Xebel and the surface world are crumbling in Dan Jurgens and Alvaro Martinez's "Aquaman: Futures End" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 8th, 2014

Batman Eternal #22

Jorge Lucas's art in "Batman Eternal" #22 brings a splash of something new to the weekly series, but the issue itself is lacking any real luster as the Architect tries to take down the Beacon Tower.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 8th, 2014

Detective Comics: Futures End #1

Brian Buccatello tells a tense and intriguing future tale teaming up Batman and The Riddler in "Detective Comics: Futures End" #1 that has ties to recent storylines, drawn by a trio of artists that show not much has changed in Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Scott Hepburn, Cliff Richards, Fabrizio Fiorentino
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

Wayward #1

When she moved to Japan to be with her mother, Rori Lane knew it would be a lot different from her life in Ireland -- but she never would have bargained on the supernatural attacks headed her way in Jim Zub and Steve Cummings' "Wayward" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Steve Cummings
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 29th, 2014

Aquaman #34

"Aquaman" #34 wraps up the fight against Chimera for now, even as Jeff Parker and guest artists Carlos Rodriguez and Bit set up future storylines with the character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Carlos Rodriguez, Bit
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 28th, 2014

Sex Criminals #7

Suzie and Rach reunite, Jon discovers Kegel Face's secret sex dungeon, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky continue to serve up a mixture of sweetness and sex-based adventure. Plus, the Dildo Throne.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 18th, 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 Hennessey
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2014

Action Comics #34

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder pit Superman against the Ghost Solider once more in “Action Comics” #29.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2014

Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1

"Armor Hunters: Bloodshot" #1, written by Joe Harris with art from Trevor Hairsine is both a compliant crossover tie-in and a dynamic introduction to Bloodshot and the world currently under siege from the Armor Hunters.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 28th, 2014

Aquaman #33

Chimera continues to cause havoc as he searches for the "little king of Atlantis" in "Aquaman" #33, written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Paul Pelletier.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 28th, 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

100th Anniversary Special: X-Men #1

The "100th Anniversary Special: X-Men" has a fun premise from Robin Furth and nice art form Jason Masters, but this is a book that shifts quickly from amusing to slightly pointless.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robin Furth
Artists:
Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 18th, 2014

Robin Rises: Omega #1

"Robin Rises: Omega" #1 should have been great, with a strong story leading up to it, and Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert at the helm... but it's little more than an extended fight scene.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 16th, 2014

Armor Hunters #2

Behind a chromium cover, "Armor Hunters" #2 delivers a lot of devastation as writer Robert Venditti and artist Doug Braithwaite prepare to deliver even more.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 11th, 2014

Robocop #1

"Robocop" #1 gives readers a chance to follow new adventures of Alex Murphy as writer Joshua Williamson and artist Carlos Magno launch a new series following the 1987 version of the character.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 7th, 2014

Original Sins #2

"Original Sins" #2 puts a spotlight on the Black Knight, written by Frank Tieri with art from Raffaele Ienco, Ryan North and Ramon Villalobos while Ty Templeton shows off a two-page Howard the Duck tale.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri, Ryan North, Ty Templeton
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco, Ramon Villalobos, Ty Templeton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 30th, 2014

Ghost #5

"Ghost" #5 features the new creative team of Christopher Sebela, Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons, but this story with a potentially demonic movie host is lacking energy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 27th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #16

In "Guardians of the Galaxy" #16, Brian Bendis and artists Nick Bradshaw and David Marquez check in on confrontations with the Kree, the Skrulls, the Spartoi, Badoon and Shi'Ar.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, David Marquez, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 27th, 2014

Aquaman #32

The Atlanteans' dislike of Mera comes to a boil, even as Aquaman encounters the new foe Chimera, all courtesy Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 26th, 2014

Clockwork Angels #3

"Clockwork Angels" #3 continues Kevin J. Anderson and Nick Robles' pleasant and colorful adaptation of Rush drummer Neil Peart's story, as originally told in the band's most recent studio album, although it suffers from a sharp tu

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Kevin J. Anderson, Neal Peart
Artists:
Nick Robles
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 26th, 2014

Sex Criminals #6

"Sex Criminals" #6 is the start of a new story arc focused more around Jon. The discovery of a piece of technology that works within The Quiet leads him first to despair and then to rage-ignited action.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 23rd, 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

Aquaman #31

Aquaman brings the fight to Swamp Thing in "Aquaman" #31, written by Jeff Parker with art by Paul Pelletier and Alvaro Martinez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Alvaro Martinez, Sean Parsons, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 30th, 2014

Batman Eternal #8

"Batman Eternal" #8 has John Layman, Guillem March, and company show us what happens when Batman is caught between the GCPD and the Roman's empire, even as Stephanie Brown scrambles to survive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Raw Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 29th, 2014

Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1

Mark Waid and Neil Edwards introduce readers to Adam Spektor and company in "Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Neil Edwards
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 29th, 2014

Batman Eternal #7

"Batman Eternal" #7 flows smoothly from the previous issue as Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Emanuel Simeoni continue the weekly series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 23rd, 2014

Forever Evil #7

"Forever Evil" #7 closes the Crime Syndicate chapter of Geoff Johns' "Justice League" story while it affords David Finch a chance to draw such things as Bizarro giving Lex Luthor a hug.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #4

Writer Greg Pak and artist Mirko Colak finish off the first arc of the Gold Key series with “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter” #4 as several dinosaurs come into play.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Mirko Colak
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 12th, 2014

Batman/Superman #10

Jeff Lemire, Karl Kerschl and Scott Hepburn provide a fill-in for "Batman/Superman" #10, which introduces Ray Palmer and brings back S.H.A.D.E., but neither is as interesting as you'd expect.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Karl Kerschl, Scott hepburn
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 9th, 2014

Nailbiter #1

There's a really good idea buried in Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson's "Nailbiter" #1, unfortunately, it's buried really deep.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Mike Henderson
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 8th, 2014

Batman Eternal #5

"Batman Eternal" #5 has James Tynion IV and company up the ante as a mystery flu bug starts sweeping through Gotham, but it's the arrival of Andy Clarke on the art that makes you want to cheer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 2014

Clockwork Angels #2

Owen Hardy explores Crown City and discovers that all is not as well as it seems in Kevin J. Anderson and Nick Robles' "Clockwork Angels" #2.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Kevin J. Anderson, Neal Peart
Artists:
Nick Robles
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 5th, 2014

Batman Eternal #4

In "Batman Eternal" #4 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman and Dustin Nguyen, Batman confronts Falcone and struggles with potential trouble from an unlikely quarter: Batgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 2nd, 2014

Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1

"Star Wars; Rebel Heist" #1 looks at Han Solo from the perspective of a fan, filtered through the words of Matt Kindt and artist Marco Castiello.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Marco Castiello, Dan Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 1st, 2014

Batman Eternal #3

In the hands of a massive writing team and artist Jason Fabok, "Batman Eternal" #3 ups the stakes as both Batman and Stephanie Brown find themselves working alone against Falcone's forces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
April 28th, 2014

Aquaman #30

Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier at least temporarily wrap up the Hercules storyline in "Aquaman" #30, even as it feels like the title is integrating itself a little better with some other isolated pockets of the DC Universe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Alvaro Martinez, Sean Parsons, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 25th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy #14

Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Bradshaw's "Guardians of the Galaxy" #14 is a double-sized anniversary issue which includes short stories by creative teams Andy Lanning and Phil Jimenez and Dan Abnett and Gerardo Sandoval.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis, Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, Jason Masters, Todd Nauck, Walden Wong, Phil Jimenez, Livesay, Gerardo Sandoval
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
April 24th, 2014

Superman #30

"Superman" #30 has yet another "Superman: Doomed" prologue in its pages, but otherwise there's little to attract your attention from Scott Lobdell and Ed Benes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Ed Benes, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 23rd, 2014

Batman Eternal #2

"Batman Eternal" #2 continues the mystery of Jim Gordon's framing, even as new and old faces are added into the mix, and not all of them are friendly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 16th, 2014

Astro City #11

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson give readers their take on the Doctor Strange and Wong archetypes in "Astro City" #11, and the end result is a charming story on what it means to be a sorcerer's assistant.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 14th, 2014

Batman Eternal #1

"Batman Eternal" #1 is an impressive start to DC's new wave of weekly titles, as Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV team up to tell a tightly-paced, well-characterized story that's lavishly illustrated by Jason Fabok.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 9th, 2014

Action Comics #30

"Action Comics" #30 wraps up the Ghost Soldier story, and while the sense of wonder from the earlier issues isn't there, Pak, Kuder, Dougherty, and Kershl give us a good conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Jed Dougherty, Karl Kershl
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 4th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude Infinite Comic #1

Gamora takes center stage in "Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude Infinite Comic" #1 as writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning return to familiar characters in the nascent cinematic universe.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Daniel Govar, Andrea Di Vito
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 2nd, 2014

Aquaman #29

"Aquaman" #29 is a bombastic example of the world-building Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier bring to the adventures of Arthur and crew.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 31st, 2014

Sex Criminals #5

Charming, hilarious, and certainly NSFW, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #5 finds Suzie and Jon in dire straits after a failed bank robbery attempt.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
March 24th, 2014

Clockwork Angels #1

"Clockwork Angels" #1 leaps from the lyrics and ideas of Rush's album of the same name, thanks to the creative talents of Kevin J. Anderson, Neil Peart and Nick Robles.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Kevin J. Anderson, Neal Peart
Artists:
Nick Robles
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 24th, 2014
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