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The Mysterious Strangers #2

"The Mysterious Strangers" #2 by Chris Roberson and Scott Kowalchuk is a snappy conclusion to the introductory story arc, revealing how the team solves the mystery of the ancient temple and stops the evil plans of Marie Furie and the evil O.C.C.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Scott Kowalchuk
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 22nd, 2013

Day Men #1

"Day Men" #1 by Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson and Brian Stelfreeze adds some fangs to the crime genre, creating a world where there are 50 families of vampires and certain talented humans serve them in the daylit hours as "sundogs."

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 22nd, 2013

Thunderbolts #13

"Thunderbolts" #13 by Charles Soule and Phil Noto is a powerful and haunting character study of Mercy, the most recent, most mysterious and possibly the most powerful addition to Red Hulk's strike team.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 22nd, 2013

X-Factor #259

Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! "X-Factor" #259 has Peter David and Carmen Carnero reveal the connection between Longshot and Shatterstar, and it's weird.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Carmen Carnero, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

Avengers Assemble #17

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matteo Buffagni and Pepe Larraz's "Avengers Assemble" #17 drives "The Enemy Within" storyline toward its final conclusion.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni, Pepe Larraz
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 22nd, 2013

Blood Brothers #1

After a thousand or so years of friendship, vampires Nick and Tree have seen a fair share of history -- but they may not see what's coming for them in Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller, Etan Cohen and Evan Shaner's "Blood Brothers" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller, Etan Cohen
Artists:
Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
July 22nd, 2013

Thanos Rising #4

"Thanos Rising" #4 by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi, the next-to-last issue of the series, is a mostly nice-looking but ultimately ordinary chapter in the origin of Marvel's most nihilistic villain.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Simone Bianchi, Riccardo Pieruccini
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 22nd, 2013

A+X #10

In "A+X" #10, B. Clay Moore and Kris Anka team-up the Black Widow and Fantomex while Adam Warren takes on Domino and the Scarlet Witch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
B. Clay Moore, Adam Warren
Artists:
Kris Anka, Adam Warren
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 22nd, 2013

Superior Carnage #1

Kevin Shinick and artist Stephen Segovia bring back the favorite symbiote of the '90s in "Superior Carnage" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kevin Shinick
Artists:
Stephen Segovia
Reviewer:
James Hunt
July 22nd, 2013

Fables #131

"Fables" #131 has Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha follow-up on all of the recent storylines, as well as beginning a new one about Camelot, but it all feels a little terse.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

Batwoman #22

J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy bring Bane into "Batwoman" #22, as well as a new mercenary team named the Murder of Crows.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

Wonder Woman #22

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang provide plenty of New Genesis coolness in "Wonder Woman" #22.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 22nd, 2013

Thor, God of Thunder #10

Despite overly prolonging the storyline with sequences similar to past issues, the latest chapter of Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's "God Bomb" in "Thor, God of Thunder" #10 is still a worthy and nicely drawn entry.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 22nd, 2013

Birds of Prey #22

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Robson Rocha, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

All-New X-Men #14

A confrontation between the X-Men, Mystique, and Madam Hyrda leads to an all-out brawl in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All New X-Men" #14.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
July 21st, 2013

Nova #6

Zeb Wells and Paco Medina make their debut in "Nova" #6, and the book feels like it's aged a bit (in a good way) while still maintaining the basic direction established by the outgoing creative team.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 21st, 2013

Star Wars: Dark Times - A Spark Remains #1

Dass Jennir, Bomo Greenbark, Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley return to that galaxy far, far away as Darth Vader comes looking for Jennir in "Star Wars: Dark Times - A Spark Remains" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Randy Stradley
Artists:
Douglas Wheatley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2013

FF #9

Mike and Laura Allred deliver a summertime fun cover for "FF" #9 and a story inside that is almost as much fun to take in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2013

Justice League of America #6

"Trinity War" brings Doug Mahnke and his inker groupies to "Justice League of America" #6 with writers Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 21st, 2013

Batman and Robin #22

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason get so much right in "Batman and Catwoman" #22 that it's enough to wish for an ongoing title featuring the pair.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 21st, 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

Uncanny X-Force #8

Sam Humphries "Uncanny X-Force" #8 has been stumbling badly almost since the beginning, this month it falls flat on its face.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Adrian Alphona, Dalibor Talajic
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 18th, 2013

Dinosaurs Attack #1

"Dinosaurs Attack" #1 from Gary Gerani and Herb Trimpe is really thin on the dinosaurs and their attack. A little too thin.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Gary Gerani
Artists:
Herb Trimpe, George Freeman, Earl Norem
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 18th, 2013

Harbinger Wars #4

"Harbinger Wars" #4 proves that superhero crossover events can be highly entertaining, as this carefully crafted and uncluttered conclusion by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski, and a team of artists illustrates.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Clayton Henry, Pere Perez, Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 18th, 2013

Adventures of Superman #12

The digital-first release of "Adventures of Superman" #12 shifts the storyteller's perspective to Martha Kent, with fantastic results courtesy of Rob Williams and Chris Weston.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Chris Weston
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 18th, 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

Captain Ultimate #1

Monkeybrain delivers "Captain Ultimate" #1 from Benjamin Bailey, Joey Esposito and artist Boykoesh.

Publisher:
Monkeybrain Comics
Writer:
Benjamin Bailey, Joey Esposito
Artists:
Boykoesh
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 18th, 2013
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