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Penny Dreadful #1

Vanessa, Sir Malcolm Murray and Sembene try to rescue Mina from the Master in Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King and Louie de Martinis' "Penny Dreadful" #1.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Andrew Hinderaker, Chris King
Artists:
Louie de Martinis
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 13th, 2016

Kings Quest #1

In Ben Acker, Heath Corson and Dan McDaid's "Kings Quest" #1, Earth's champions crash land en route to save Dale Arden from Ming the Merciless.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ben Acker, Heath Corson
Artists:
Dan McDaid
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 9th, 2016

The Discipline #1

Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez's "The Discipline" #1 gains new life from a different publisher, but -- while this opening chapter holds promise -- it feels by-the-books.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 2nd, 2016

James Bond #4

In Warren Ellis and Jason Masters' "James Bond" #4, Bond avoids falling into one trap only to be caught by another.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 15th, 2016

Cry Havoc #1

After being bitten by a werewolf, Lou transitions from musician to mercenary in Simon Spurrier and Ryan Kelly's "Cry Havoc" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 25th, 2016

James Bond #1

Warren Ellis and Jason Masters' "James Bond" #1 offers a solid introduction to the newest comic starring Britain's most-famous spy, with all of the hallmarks that one would come to expect.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 5th, 2015

Codename Baboushka: The Conclave of Death #1

Baboushka infiltrates a gun-runner's dinner party in Antony Johnston and Shari Chankhamma's "Codename Baboushka: The Conclave of Death" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Shari Chankhamma
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 12th, 2015

Nameless #5

In Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's "Nameless" #5, Nameless learns about his past and discovers why and how he lost his name.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 28th, 2015

The Shadow Volume 2 #1

Cullen Bunn and Giovanni Timpano pick up the Shadow's crusade against the Society of United Magicians in "The Shadow Volume 2" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Giovanni Timpano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 10th, 2015

Nameless #2

In "Nameless" #2 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham, Nameless goes into outer space to join a crew who are on a mission to save the world from Xibalba, an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 6th, 2015

King: The Phantom #1

Dynamite's 100th anniversary celebration of King Features Syndicate continues with "King: The Phantom" #1 from writer Brian Clevinger and artist Brent Schoonover.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brian Clevinger
Artists:
Brent Schoonover
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 2nd, 2015

King: Flash Gordon #1

Writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker continue the adventures of Flash Gordon in a story drawn by Lee Ferguson in "King: Flash Gordon" #1, which kicks off Dynamite's 100th anniversary celebration of King Features Syndicate.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Artists:
Lee Ferguson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 28th, 2015

Nameless #1

Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's "Nameless" #1 has a slightly risky opening but with, the level of tension and suspense it creates, it ultimately pays off.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 16th, 2015

Flash Gordon Holiday Special #1

Checking in on Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's, "Flash Gordon Holiday Special" #1 features a trio of stories from a plethora of creators to spread good cheer to readers everywhere.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Dan McCoy, Elliott kalan, Sutart Wellington
Artists:
Joseph Cooper, Stephen Downey, Lara Margarida
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 22nd, 2014

Red Sonja: The Black Tower #3

Red Sonja and finally faces the villain in the Black Tower in Frank Tieri and Cezar Razek's "Red Sonja: The Black Tower" #3.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Cezar Razek
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 1st, 2014

Flash Gordon Annual 2014 #1

"Flash Gordon Annual 2014" provides a continuity-free collection of stories featuring Alex "Flash" Gordon and his (eventual) supporting cast from creators like Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jeff Parker, Faith Erin Hicks, Craig Rousseau & mor

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Eliopoulos, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jeff Parker, Nate Cosby
Artists:
Chris Eliopoulos, Faith Erin Hicks, Jeremy Treece, Lee Ferguson, Craig Rousseau
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 28th, 2014

Django/Zorro #1

"Django/Zorro" #1 teams up Django and Don Diego de la Vega in a story written by Quentin Tarrantino ad Matt Wagner that is drawn by Esteve Polls.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2014

Alice Cooper #1

Joe Harris and Eman Casallos don't go for over-the-top shock value in "Alice Cooper" #1, instead settling for a lower-key if somewhat derivative introduction that is nonetheless fun.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Harris
Artists:
Eman Casallos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 4th, 2014

Flash Gordon #5

"Flash Gordon" #5 involves a biomass, Hawkmen, Skyrens and the usual trio of Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Doctor Zarkov, as imagined by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Sandy Jarrell and Richard Case.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Sandy Jarrell, Richard Case, Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 1st, 2014

Justice, Inc #1

"Justice, Inc." #1, written by Michael Uslan and drawn by Giovanni Timpano, brings a troubled time travel adventure with Doc Savage, the Shadow and the Avenger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Michael Uslan
Artists:
Giovanni Timpano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2014

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1

"Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers" #1 feels like a modern-day rediscovery of a classic Kirby concept, which is exactly what it is, courtesy of writer Joe Casey and artists Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg and Ulises Farinas.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Nathan Fox, Jim Rugg, Ulises Farinas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2014

The Devilers #1

All hell breaks loose in the middle of the Vatican, thanks to writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Matt Triano in their comic book, "The Devilers" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Matt Triano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 16th, 2014

The Lone Ranger #25

"The Lone Ranger" #25 gives Ande Parks and Esteve Polls a chance to ride off into the sunset alongside Tonto and the Lone Ranger.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 18th, 2014

Flash Gordon #1

Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire, and a whole lot of confidence combine for one of the best books of the week by a country mile in "Flash Gordon" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 11th, 2014

Kings Watch #5

"Kings Watch" #5 wraps up the series that teams Flash Gordon, Mandrake and the Phantom in an adventure written by Jeff Parker with Marc Laming art.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Mark Laming
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 9th, 2014

Red Sonja and Cub #1

While in Khitai, Red Sonja must protect a young girl until she reaches her wedding in Jim Zub and Jonathan Lau's "Red Sonja and Cub" One-Shot.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Jonathan Lau
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 7th, 2014

Red Sonja #7

Sonja begins a new quest to collect the world's greatest artisans, starting with a master chef in Gail Simone & Walter Geovani's "Red Sonja" #7.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 24th, 2014

Li'l Sonja #1

Jim Zub, Joel Carroll and Andrew Elder deliver a "Li'l Sonja" #1 that is charming and kid-friendly but without layers.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jim Zub, Roger Langridge
Artists:
Joel Carroll
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 3rd, 2014

Archer & Armstrong #17

"Sect Civil War" wraps up and our title heroes find themselves at the end of one act and the beginning of the next in Fred Van Lente, Khari Evans & ChrisCross' "Archer & Armstrong" #17.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 17th, 2014

Legends of Red Sonja #2

"Legends of Red Sonja" #2 has a lot of fun playing with the nature of story -- and so does Red Sonja herself.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone, Meljean Brook, Tamora Pierce
Artists:
Jack Jadon, Mel Rubi, Cassandra James
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 9th, 2013

Red Sonja #5

Simone continues to write a strong lead character for "Red Sonja" #5, setting a meaningful stage for the final issue of this first arc.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 25th, 2013

The Cute Girl Network

Utterly delightful, M.K. Reed, Greg Means and Joe Flood's quick-moving rom-comic "The Cute Girl Network" transforms a dirty hipster love story into something genuine and relevant.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
M.K. Reed, Greg Means
Artists:
Joe Flood
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 22nd, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #15

"Archer & Armstrong" #15 has Fred Van Lente and Khari Evans follow Armstrong and Ivar throughout time, even as the Sect continues rear its ugly head and Armstrong deals with Archer's departure.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #14

A jumping on point for "Archer and Armstrong"? Let's see what Fred Van Lente and Khari Evans bring to "Archer and Armstrong" #14.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 14th, 2013

Eternal Warrior #2

"Eternal Warrior" #2 has Greg Pak, Trevor Hairsine and Clayton Crain show how and why Gilad has retired from defending the Earth, even as his family has come back to haunt him.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2013

Eternal Warrior #1

Solid writing and fantastic art mark the Eternal Warrior's return to the stands, but the story chooses to focus on moments that make it feel jumpy and unsatisfying.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Trevor Hairsine
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
September 13th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #13

"Archer & Armstrong" #13 wraps up the adventure in the Faraway, and Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez bring this scattered story together in a strong way as things get strained between our heroes.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2013

Kings Watch #1

"Kings Watch" #1 features the Phantom, Flash Gordon and Mandrake interpreted through the lens of Jeff Parker's writing and Marc Laming's art.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Marc Laming
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 12th, 2013

Harbinger #15

In "Harbinger" #15 by Joshua Dysart and Barry Kitson, the Renegades recover from fighting in the Harbinger Wars by giving themselves a "Perfect Day," that concludes with a psychologically and physically intense cliffhanger.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Stefano Gaudiano, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 19th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #12

"Archer & Armstrong" #12 continues the duo's adventures in the Faraway, but with dinosaurs, aliens, time-displaced cults, a sibling assassin and General Redacted, it feels like Fred Van Lente and Pere Perez crammed in too much.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 16th, 2013

Red Sonja #1

Red Sonja hits the restart button, giving Gail Simone and Walter Geovani a chance to start things fresh with "Red Sonja" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 18th, 2013

Uncanny #1

"Uncanny" #1 begins Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell's new ongoing series and crime story about Weaver, a man on the make who has an empty life and an impressive but limited supernatural power.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Andy Diggle
Artists:
Aaron Campbell
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 28th, 2013

Battlestar Galactica #1

"Battlestar Galactica" #1 from Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Cezar Razek takes fans back to the original show and plays with temporal weapons, but it won't give readers time back.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Artists:
Cezar Razek
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
May 15th, 2013

The Lone Ranger #13

"The Lone Ranger" #13 from Ande Parks and Esteve Polls is a thin standalone tale of the eponymous hero freeing some Chinese female slaves from a deplorable man.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Ande Parks
Artists:
Esteve Polls
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 27th, 2013

Happy! #4

Grant Morrison and Darick Roberton's "Happy!" #4 wraps up the series, but even in this final issue about a search for a missing child, the pacing seems deliberately slow and unbalanced.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Darick Robertson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

The Shadow: Year One #1

"The Shadow: Year One" #1 from Matt Wagner and Wilfredo Torres is a superb tale of Lamont Cranston returning home in his early years to find plenty of evil to fight in New York.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Wagner
Artists:
Wilfredo Torres
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 20th, 2013

Numbercruncher #1

Si Spurrier and PJ Holden's story of love, reincarnation, thugs and mathematicians is collected, colored and expanded for this mini-series, and based off the opening chapter we're in for a good time.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Si Spurrier
Artists:
PJ Holden
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 18th, 2013

Red Sonja: Unchained #1

"Red Sonja: Unchained" #1 from Peter V. Brett and Jack Jadsen has Red Sonja deal with the actions of the last one-shot as she sets up the next tale.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Peter V. Brett
Artists:
Jack Jadsen
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
February 14th, 2013

Masks #1

Other than the swanky Alex Ross art "Masks" #1 offers readers a solid story from Chris Roberson that features the Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, and a drawing of Zorro.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Alex Ross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 30th, 2012

The Boys #72

"The Boys" #72 from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, with a little Richard P. Clark, brings the entire run to a close in a simple way with some deeper meaning.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
November 14th, 2012
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