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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

East of West #5

In "East of West" #5 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, Death attempts to reconcile with his lost love Xiaolian, now the absolute ruler of New Shanghai, and elsewhere, Solomon and Chamberlain of The Chosen contemplate the end of the world.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Nick Dragotta
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 19th, 2013

Secret Avengers #7

Daisy Johnson and the Secret Avengers take on AIM in "Secret Avengers" #7 by Nick Spencer and company.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Epting, Butch Guice, Brian Theis, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 19th, 2013

Avengers Arena #13

"Avengers Arena" #13 by Christos Gage and Karl Moline finally answers the question, "Who's looking for the missing teens?"

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Karl Moline, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 19th, 2013

Thor: God of Thunder #11

"Thor: God of Thunder" #11 wraps up the "God Bomb" story from Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 19th, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #10

Brian Michael Bendis and Frazer Irving pack in the story as the X-Men (new and old) train, make history visiting a rally, have more secret meetings, and get introduced to their latest challenge in "Uncanny X-Men" #10.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Frazer Irving
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 19th, 2013

Adventure Time: Candy Capers #2

In "Adventure Time: Candy Capers" #2 by Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota and Ian McGinty, Peppermint Butler sends Marceline The Vampire Queen and Tree Trunks to solve a mystery in the appropriately-named Bloodskull Village.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Annath Panagariya, Yuko Ota
Artists:
Ian McGinty
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 19th, 2013

Smallville: Season Eleven #16

Bryan Miller and Jorge Jimenez's "Smallville Season Eleven" #16 introduces a longtime fan favorite into the show's mythos: Wonder Woman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Q. Miller
Artists:
Jorge Jimenez
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 19th, 2013

Batman: Li'l Gotham #5

Two tales of mayhem and comedy bring together the latest print collection of Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolf's "Batman: Li'l Gotham" #5.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 19th, 2013

Fantastic Four #11

There are a lot of good ideas in "Fantastic Four" #11, but this story involving time travel, fans of Valeria Richards, and a distinctly powerful form of cut-and-paste is a bit of a jumble.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Christopher Sebela
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Joe Rubenstein
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 16th, 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

Wolverine and the X-Men #34

Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw are firing on all cylinders as they deliver the penultimate chapter to "The Hellfire Saga" in "Wolverine & the X-Men" #34.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 16th, 2013

Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde

"Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde" #0 brings back Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's extraterrestrial posing as a small-town doctor, and this lead-in to the new mini-series is just as fun as the first outing.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 16th, 2013

Katana #7

"Katana" #7 has Ann Nocenti Alex Sanchez and Fabrizio Fiorentino detail how Katana's husband really died, but with its poor pacing and uninteresting characters, it's time to sheath this sword.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ann Nocenti
Artists:
Alex Sanchez, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 16th, 2013

Deathmatch #8

As the series enters its final stage, readers can sit back and enjoy the game as the number of characters continues to drop and the tension rises in "Deathmatch" #8 by Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 16th, 2013

Superior Spider-Man Team Up #2

Chris Yost doesn't write a normal team-up comic, but nevertheless the book has gotten a bump up in quality with the addition of artist Marco Checchetto.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
August 16th, 2013

Scarlet Spider #20

The second part of "Sibling Rivalry" gives Kaine a chance to re-evaluate his progenitor, Spider-Man, courtesy of Chris Yost, Erik Burnham and In-Hyuk Lee in "Scarlet Spider" #20.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Yost, Erik Burnham
Artists:
In-Hyuk Lee, Pat Oliffe, Bit, Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 16th, 2013

Astro City #3

"Astro City" #3 concludes the new series' first two-part story, where Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson remind us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2013

Justice League of America #7

Part four of the six-part "Trinity War" in "Justice League of America" #7 by Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire and Doug Mahnke is another great-looking, fast-paced thrill that's a great example of an excellent superhero event.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 15th, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #10

As the Revenants attack in "Uncanny X-Force" #10, Sam Humphries and Ramon PĂ©rez dig into the origin of the scourge of Bishop.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2013

Infinity: Against the Tide #1

In case the fifty-six pages of story in "Infinity" #1 wasn't enough, Marvel has enlisted Jason Latour and Agustin Alessio to depict the plight of the Skrulls and the Silver Surfer in the "Infinity: Against the Tide" #1 Infinite Co

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Jason Latour, Agustin Alessio
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 15th, 2013

Demon Knights #23

"Demon Knights" #23 comes to a conclusion as Robert Venditti and Phil Winslade wraps up the series with the fates of the Holy Grail, the Black Diamond and the Knights themselves.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Phil Winslade
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2013

Saga #13

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Eisner award winning "Saga" returns triumphantly, albeit a bit quietly, with a new chapter focused on emotional trauma after death.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 14th, 2013

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

IDW takes a stab at launching "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" #1 with Phil Hester writing and Andrea Di Vito on art.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
Andrea Di Vito
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 14th, 2013

Batman #23

The third installment of "Zero Year" from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo edges readers closer to the rise of Batman in "Batman" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 14th, 2013

It Came! #1

"It Came!" #1 by Dan Boultwood is an attempt to recreate the kind of sci-fi that fans used to laugh at. It succeeds, but isn't as in on the joke as it wishes it were.

Publisher:
Titan Books
Writer:
Dan Boultwood
Artists:
Dan Boultwood
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
August 14th, 2013

March: Book One

Splendidly rendered by Nate Powell, U.S. Congressman John Lewis co-writes "March: Book One," a wonderfully positive and gripping account of his youth that led to him becoming one of America's most notable leaders of the Civil Rights Movemen

Publisher:
Top Shelf
Writer:
Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
Artists:
Nate Powell
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 14th, 2013

Infinity #1

Events across the universe conspire to call upon the services of the Avengers just as Thanos is accumulating a stronger power base and a heavier lust for more n Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's "Infinity" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, John Livesay, David Meikis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 13th, 2013
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