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Dream Thief #2

"Dream Thief" #2 by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood follows John Lincoln as he involuntarily slips into murder victim Jimmy Oliver's memories and alternately plays detective and executioner.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jai Nitz
Artists:
Greg Smallwood
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 24th, 2013

Mara #5

In "Mara" #5 by Brian Wood and Ming Doyle, Mara is powered up even further and undergoes even more personal loss, leading inexorably to a heavily foreshadowed cliffhanger that still has the power to shock.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 24th, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #5

Gypsy and Vibe are running through the streets of Detroit, avoiding the Suicide Squad in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #5, written by Sterling Gates and drawn by Pete Woods.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Pete Woods, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 24th, 2013

X-Factor #258

"X-Factor" #258 by writer Peter David and artists Neil Edwards and Carmen Carnero give Wolfsbane the send-off she deserves.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Carmen Carnero, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 24th, 2013

Harbinger #13

Writer Joshua Dysart's excellent "Harbinger Wars" event carries into his own "Harbinger" #13, where the teens face off against Bloodshot while trying to save a group of younger kids with powers of their own.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 24th, 2013

100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1

"100 Bullets: Brother Lono" #1 is a return to Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's vivid world of crime and communities, following the continued adventures of Lono, the larger-than-life Minuteman.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 21st, 2013

New Avengers #7

Namor and Black Panther are ready to rumble on the cover of "New Avengers" #7 from Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 21st, 2013

Occupy Comics #2

Despite the big-name draw of Alan Moore, the real heart of "Occupy Comics" #2 is found in the stories of indie creators who use the visual medium of comics to put a personal face on all facets of the Occupy movement.

Publisher:
Black Mask
Writer:
Alan Moore, Various
Artists:
Molly Crabapple, Various
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
June 21st, 2013

Supergirl #21

"Supergirl" #21 has a really cool Mahmud Asrar cover, but Michael Alan Nelson and Diogenes Neves fall short of expectations inside.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Richard Bonk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 21st, 2013

Legion of Super-Heroes #21

"Legion of Super-Heroes" #21 begins the title's endgame, as Paul Levitz and Jeff Johnson seem to be trying to wrap up the book beginning with a series of defeats for the Legion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Jeff Johnson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 21st, 2013

Batwoman #21

What happens when Medusa transforms a second-tier villain into something more dangerous, only to have those powers fade? J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Francesco Francavilla's interlude returns to a forgotten foe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 21st, 2013

X-Files Season 10 #1

"X-Files Season 10" #1 sees writer Joe Harris and artist Michael Walsh return to the world of the X-Files. Is the truth still out there?

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Joe Harris, Chris Carter
Artists:
Michael Walsh
Reviewer:
James Hunt
June 20th, 2013

Revival #11

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton turn it up a notch in "Revival" #11 and give readers a good long look at the supernatural element(s) roaming the woods.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 20th, 2013

Demeter

Though it stands easily on its own, "Demeter" is the third story in a trilogy of stunningly haunting black and white comics by Becky Cloonan where nothing is quite what it seems.

Publisher:
*Self-Published*
Writer:
Becky Cloonan
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 20th, 2013

A+X #9

"A+X" #9 features two stories about rescuing Doctor Strange. First up is a Wolverine/Captain America team up in the Congo by Nathan Edmondson and Humberto Ramos; followed by a David Lapham romp starring Pixie, Eye Boy, and Quentin Quire.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson, David Lapham
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, David Lapham
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 20th, 2013

Captain Marvel #13

"Captain Marvel" #13 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Scott Hepburn has Carol hunting old enemy Yon-Rogg (now The Magnitron) as he begins to make big moves.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Scott Hepburn, Gerardo Sandoval
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 20th, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #9

Writer Mark Waid unites his two flagship Marvel characters in "Indestructible Hulk" #9 with an art assist from Matteo Scalera, as Hulk and Daredevil go on a team-up.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2013

Green Lantern: New Guardians #21

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" #21 from Justin Jordan and Brad Walker truly does focus on the New Guardians, left to pick up after their predecessors came in a sandwich and a pickle short of a picnic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2013

Superior Spider-Man #12

Dan Slott and Christos Gage share writing duties and put forth an admirable but flawed effort with "Superior Spider-Man" #12, which doesn't really advance the overall story but delivers a sufficiently entertaining chapter.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, John Dell, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 20th, 2013

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24

Brian Michael Bendis and Dave Marquez give Cloak and Dagger the spotlight in "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #24.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Dave Marquez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 20th, 2013

Captain Midnight

One-time radio star Captain Midnight makes his way to Dark Horse's comic book stable in "Captain Midnight" #0 by writer Joshua Williamson and artists Victor Ibáñez, Pere Pérez.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Victor Ibanez, Pere Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 19th, 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

Animal Man #21

"Animal Man" #21 has Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh and Francis Portela plunge Buddy Baker in the superstar life even as he grieves for his deceased son, and the end result is surprisingly compelling.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Steve Pugh, Francis Portela
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 19th, 2013

Batman and Batgirl #21

As the retitled "Batman and Robin" continues with guest-star Batgirl, this latest step through the five stages of grief (courtesy Peter J. Tomasi and Cliff Richards) feels more like just "Batgirl" without "Batman and."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Cliff Richards, Mark Irwin, Marlo Alquiza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 19th, 2013

It Girl and the Atomics #11

With "It Girl and the Atomics" #10, Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat turn out a comic that mixes fun and upbeat with a strong dash of drama. Kid spies! Immortals! Berets! What more can you ask for?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Natalie Nourigat
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 19th, 2013

Primates

"Primates" by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks investigates the connections between Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Maris Wicks, so naturally it has plenty of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans on the pages in between.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Jim Ottaviani
Artists:
Maris Wicks
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 19th, 2013

Wild Blue Yonder #1

Mike Raicht, Zach Howard and Austin Harrison's "Wild Blue Yonder" #1 explores a not-so-unrealistic dystopia where humans have deserted the Earth for the sky.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mike Raicht, Zach Howard, Austin Harrison
Artists:
Zach Howard
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
June 19th, 2013

Age of Ultron #10

Full of genuine surprises that will leave Marvel fans smiling, "Age of Ultron" #10 by Brian Michael Bendis and a score of the industry's best artists delivers a satisfying, fun and epic conclusion to the Marvel event.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev, Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, Butch Guice, Brandon Peterson, Carlos Pacheco, Roger Bonet, Tom Palmer, David Marquez, Joe Quesada
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 19th, 2013
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