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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

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

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

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 Panther #1

In Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" #1, T'Challa seeks the cause of the Wakandan uprisings, while members of the Dora Milaje make a life-changing decision.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Matt Little
April 4th, 2016

International Iron Man #1

Brian Michael Bendis' "International Iron Man" #1 is primarily a flashback to Tony Stark's college-age years, but it's Alex Maleev's art that's the selling point.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 17th, 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

Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1

The setting might be the prototypical suburban utopia with a dark secret, but Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley's "Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill" #1 puts a fresh spin on the idea.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 18th, 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

Spider-Man #1

Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli introduce Miles Morales to the Main Marvel Universe and establish him in a new, yet familiar setting in "Spider-Man" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli, Gaetano Carlucci
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 3rd, 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

Starbrand & Nightmask #1

Fresh from "Secret Wars" and a generation after "New Universe," Greg Weisman and Domo Stanton's "Starbrand & Nightmask" #1 features the eponymous heroes facing a new challenge: college.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Weisman
Artists:
Domo Stanton
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 15th, 2015

All-New X-Men #1

Dennis Hopeless, Mark Bagley and Andrew Hennessy reintroduce us to the book's cast (with a few new members) in "All-New X-Men" #1, but this opening issue is almost all setup at the cost of an attention-grabber.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 3rd, 2015

Spidey #1

It's back to basics for Spider-Man in "Spidey" #1, but Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw's wall-crawler isn't just a retro throwback; instead, it's a refreshed update on a young Peter Parker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robbie Thompson
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 3rd, 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

Web Warriors #1

Mike Costa and David Baldeon deftly mix Spider-realities to make "Web Warriors" #1 a fun romp through the multiverse.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa, Robbie Thompson
Artists:
David Baldeon, Denis Medri, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 13th, 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

Drax #1

CM Punk, Cullen Bunn and Scott Hepburn launch "Drax" #1 by trying to prove he's the Best in the World.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
CM Punk, Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 9th, 2015

Howling Commandos of SHIELD #1

Frank Barbiere and Brent Schoonover introduce readers to a whole new set of recruits in "Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D." #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Brent Schoonover
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 28th, 2015

Karnak #1

In Warren Ellis and Gerardo Zaffino's "Karnak" #1, Agent Coulson persuades Karnak to assist two parents whose son had been exposed to the Terrigan Mists.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gerardo Zaffino
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 23rd, 2015

The Astonishing Ant-Man #1

Scott Lang must navigate the flashy waters of Miami and the mercurial emotions of his daughter and ex-wife in Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "Astonishing Ant-Man" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 23rd, 2015

Uncanny Inhumans #1

Medusa fights the good fight and sponsors a search for NuHumans in Charles Soule, Steve McNiven and Jay Leisten's "Uncanny Inhumans" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Brandon Peterson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 22nd, 2015

New Avengers #1

In Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval's "New Avengers" #1, the Maker is playing with life and death in Paris, and A.I.M. has to stop him.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Gerardo Sandoval
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 16th, 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

Chewbacca #1

Though Gerry Duggan cleverly forges Chewie's personality and Phil Noto's art is stunning, they don't make up for the challenges not quite met by a story featuring "Star Wars'" fan favorite non-speaking character in "Chew

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 15th, 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

Invincible Iron Man #1

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez focus on the return of Tony Stark more than his armored alter ego and bring a larger-than-life, cinematic quality to "Invincible Iron Man" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
David Marquez
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 7th, 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

All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One #1

Take a journey through the new Marvel Universe in "All-New All-Different Marvel Point One" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing, Gerry Conway, Skottie Young, Marc Guggenheim, Charles Soule
Artists:
Paco Medina, Mike Perkins, Filipe Andrade, German Peralta, Stefano Caselli, Ron Garney, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 6th, 2015

Guardians of Knowhere #4

Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato's "Guardians of Knowhere" #4 closes out the "Secret Wars" tie-in title but doesn't end the story.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 18th, 2015

Captain America: White #1

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's "Captain America: White" #1 gives readers plenty of bang for their buck.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Artists:
Tim Sale
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2015

Howard the Human #1

Skottie Young and Jim Mahfood put together a well-constructed detective thriller but throw in all kinds of laughs and symbolism that make it even better in "Howard the Human" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Jim Mahfood
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 21st, 2015

Hip Hop Family Tree #1

Ed Piskor takes readers through the history of a great American cultural movement in "Hip Hop Family Tree" #1.

Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Writer:
Ed Piskor
Artists:
Ed Piskor
Reviewer:
Matt Little
August 20th, 2015

I Hate Fairyland #1

Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu introduce readers to a hilariously violent fantasy world in "I Hate Fairyland" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Matt Little
August 19th, 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

Guardians of Knowhere #2

Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato give readers the origin of Yotat in "Guardians of Knowhere" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2015

Lando #1

Lando's not a system; he's a man – and, thanks to writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev, Lando Calrissian is THE man in "Lando" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 13th, 2015

1872 #1

Things are happening in the quiet town of Timely, as Mayor Wilson Fisk stirs up trouble for Sheriff Steve Rogers in Gerry Duggan and Nik Virella's "1872" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Nik Virella
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 13th, 2015

Giant Size: Little Marvel: AvX #1

Skottie Young delivers a few kid-size laughs while never being worse than amusing in the form of "Giant Size: Little Marvels: AvX" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 8th, 2015

Justice, Inc. Avenger #1

Mark Waid and Ronilson Freire revive the classic pulp hero in the fun but tonally conflicted "Justice, Inc. Avenger" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Ronilson Freire
Reviewer:
Matt Little
June 5th, 2015

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1

The Voice Unheard reaches out to Greenland to spread the message of resistance in Charles Soule and John Timms' "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
John Timms, Roberto Poggi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 28th, 2015

Planet Hulk #1

In Sam Humphries and Marc Laming's "Planet Hulk" #1, the brave of heart will find the Captain and the Devil waging war against all in Battleworld's Greenland.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries, Greg Pak
Artists:
Marc Laming, Takeshi Miyazawa, Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 19th, 2015

Avengers: Ultron Forever #1

"Avengers: Ultron Forever" #1 lets Al Ewing, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer nod at "Avengers Forever" with a group of time-displaced Avengers who try and destroy the dreaded future Ultron Singularity.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 1st, 2015

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 3 #1

"Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" comes back for a third outing and Petersen, Buckingham, Young and Christenson show us that the Mouse Guard still have plenty of stories to be told.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young, Hannah Christenson
Artists:
David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young, Hannah Christenson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 11th, 2015
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