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Scratch9: Cat Tails #1

Four short tales focusing on different aspects of Scratch9 make up this first issue of "Scratch9: Cat Tails #1" by creator Rob M. Worley and a variety of talented artists.

Publisher:
Hermes Press
Writer:
Rob M. Worley
Artists:
Shannon Eric Denton, Justin Castaneda, Mike Roll, Caanan Grall, Joshua Buchanan
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 5th, 2013

Daredevil #29

Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez deliver an effortless tale that is quintessentially Matt Murdoch and Daredevil in "Daredevil" #29.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 5th, 2013

Venom #38

Cullen Bunn and Kim Jacinto craft a wonderfully horrific story of the agony of double identities in a world filled with vengeful madmen as Flash Thompson suffers a loss in "Venom" #38.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Kim Jacinto
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 5th, 2013

Skyward #1

Jeremy Dale's "Skyward" #1 is primarily set-up in this coming-of-age fantasy story, but there's enough charm present to make you want to read more.

Publisher:
Action Lab Comics
Writer:
Jeremy Dale
Artists:
Jeremy Dale
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2013

FF #10

"FF" #10 has Matt Fraction and Michael Allred mix the silly and the serious with two field trips, for a story that is a swift reminder on why "FF" has rapidly become the Fantastic Four title to watch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #9

Dazzler is sent on her first field mission for SHIELD, only to encounter her old friends turned new foes in Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #9.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 2nd, 2013

Fearless Defenders #7

Stephanie Hans shows up to deliver some interior art that is evocative and emotional in "Fearless Defenders" #7 as Cullen Bunn makes a significant change to the team and the title.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Stephanie Hans
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2013

Optic Nerve #13

Adrian Tomine presents a trio of new stories in "Optic Nerve" #13, the latest instalment of his ongoing series.

Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Writer:
Adrian Tomine
Artists:
Adrian Tomine
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 2nd, 2013

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1

Tom Strong's newest adventure kicks off with a profoundly dull debut issue, but Chris Sprouse keeps the ship afloat with his usual fantastic art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
August 2nd, 2013

Animal Man Annual #2

Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman reunite in "Animal Man Annual" #2 for a flashback to when Cliff was Buddy's only child, and the way it feeds into the present day is somewhat heartwarming.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Travel Foreman
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 2nd, 2013

Adventures of Superman #3

"Adventures of Superman" #3 collects the once-digital adventures of the Man of Steel as told by Matt Kindt and drawn by Stephen Segovia.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Stephen Segovia
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 2nd, 2013

Superman Annual #2

Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund make "Superman Annual" #2 look nice, but Scott Lobdell's rather pedestrian and low-key story combined with a misplaced backup from another title give readers little reason to bother with this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Frank Hannah
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Tom Derenick, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 2nd, 2013

Collider #1

A strong and gorgeous start to Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi's new Vertigo series "Collider."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 1st, 2013

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2

"Trinity of Sin: Pandora" #2 flies the "Trinity War" flag above its logo, but Ray Fawkes and Daniel Sampere try keep the focus on introducing Pandora to readers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2013

Captain Marvel #14

Under a Joe Quinones cover, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Hepburn, Gerardo Sandoval, Andy Troy and Joe Caramagna bring "The Enemy Within" to a conclusion in "Captain Marvel" #14 and avoid doing any of it by the numbers.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Scott Hepburn, Gerardo Sandoval
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #11

The cover might be reminiscent of a previous work of Mark Waid’s, but "Indestructible Hulk, Agent of T.I.M.E." #11 shows that Waid is still moving forward with innovative and interesting new adventures for Bruce Banner.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy #5

Writer Brian Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli bring former "Spawn" character Angela into the Marvel Universe in "Guardians of the Galaxy" #5

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 1st, 2013

Batman Incorporated #13

Grant Morrison draws his time with the Caped Crusader to a close in "Batman Incorporated" #13.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Chris Burnham
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 31st, 2013

Detective Comics Annual #2

"Detective Comics Annual" #2 both tells a stand-alone story featuring Jane Doe and also ties into the current "Detective Comics" run, as John Layman, Joshua Williamson, Scot Eaton and company use the Annual format well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Szymon Kudranski, Derlis Santacruz, Jaime Mendoza, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 31st, 2013

X-Men #3

Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's "X-Men" #3 slows a bit in the conclusion of the war between Sublime and Arkea, but it also feels like this is just the first part in a much larger story too.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 31st, 2013

Captain Midnight #1

"Captain Midnight" #1 has Joshua Williamson and Fernando kick off an ongoing series (after a "Dark Horse Presents" introduction), and this time-displaced hero's outing feels solid if average.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Fernando Dagnino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 31st, 2013

Batman Annual #2

Building on an intriguing idea by co-writer Scott Snyder, Marguerite Bennett effectively fleshes it out in the brighter-than-usual "Batman Annual" #2, but gets hampered by shallow and inconsistent characterization.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Wes Craig, Craig Yeung, Drew Geraci, Jack Purcell, Sandu Floria, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 31st, 2013

Planet of the Apes Spectacular #1

"Planet of the Apes Spectacular" #1 is the long-awaited and welcomed next chapter in writer Daryl Gregory's excellent take on the franchise, and artist Diego Barreto strikingly maintains the previous look of the series.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Daryl Gregory
Artists:
Diego Barreto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
July 31st, 2013

The Wake #3

"The Wake" #3 puts Scott Snyder's and Sean Murphy's latest creation in motion with devastating results.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 31st, 2013
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