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Thunderbolts #14

In "Thunderbolts" #14 by Charles Soule and Jefte Paolo, the team takes down a cow and then hold the first official team lottery, with Punisher being the first winner of his teammates' combined firepower.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jefte Paolo, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 26th, 2013

Adventure Time #19

Finn and Jake jump across alternate dimensions created by the Evil Lich and Ice King gets his heart broken again in "Adventure Time" #19 by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb and Andy Hirsch.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ryan North, Andy Hirsch
Artists:
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Andy Hirsch
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 26th, 2013

Batwoman #23

Kate injects herself with the same fear toxin she used on Maggie and descends into nightmares in J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Trevor McCarthy's "Batwoman" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 26th, 2013

Venom #39

Cullen Bunn and Kim Jacinto put Venom and his freshly minted protégé against Jack O'Lantern in a fight to the finish in "Venom" #39.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Kim Jacinto, Mike Henderson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 26th, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #7

Someone let the Breachers out and now Detroit is never going to be the same as Sterling Gates and Andres Guinaldo present a clash between Vibe and Rupture in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #7.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 26th, 2013

Nova #7

Sam Alexander flies to New York City and attempts to establish himself as the next big superhero in Zeb Wells and Paco Medina's "Nova" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Zeb Wells
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
August 23rd, 2013

X-Men #4

In "X-Men" #4 by Brian Wood and David Lopez, Jubilee and Wolverine chill in California while Rachel Grey, Storm, Rogue, Psylocke and Kitty Pryde's rescue of a commercial jet goes awry.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
August 23rd, 2013

Superior Spider-Man #16

Spider-Man faces the Hobgoblin for the last time in "Superior Spider-Man" #16 by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 23rd, 2013

X-Factor #261

"X-Factor" #261 by Peter David and Neil Edwards brings Monet and Darwin together for one last fling.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
James Hunt
August 23rd, 2013

Legion of Super-Heroes #23

Kevin Maguire steps in and helps Paul Levitz tie a bow on "Legion of Super-Heroes" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Kevin Maguire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 23rd, 2013

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #2

The conclusion of "A Scent of Lotus" sees Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's story wrapped up a bit too quickly, but Sebastian Fiumara's art takes all the time it needs.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
August 23rd, 2013

Daredevil #30

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee continue their work on Marvel’s most enjoyable comic book as the Silver Surfer stops by to trade recipes for disaster with the Man Without Fear in "Daredevil" #30.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 23rd, 2013

Avengers Assemble #18

Spider-Woman takes center stage in "Avengers Assemble" #18 as artist Barry Kitson joins writer Kelly Sue DeConnick in space.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 22nd, 2013

Batman and Nightwing #23

Bruce continues to wade through the cycles of grief after Damian's death in Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's "Batman and Robin" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 22nd, 2013

Chin Music #2

Writer Steve Niles and artist Tony Harris come together for "Chin Music" #2 in a story that's ideally suited to the talents of both, despite some distracting artistic blemishes that impede the story's progress.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Steve Niles
Artists:
Tony Harris
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 22nd, 2013

Justice League Dark #23

Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin bring Madame Xanadu back into play in the fifth installment of "Trinity War" within the pages of "Justice League Dark" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 22nd, 2013

Wonder Woman #23

"Wonder Woman" #23 feels like another standard (if good!) fight against the First Born at first, but when Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang throw us a curveball, it elevates this into something much more interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2013

Avengers #18

"Avengers" #18 is part of the main "Infinity" crossover storyline, but not only is the pace slow, but it's also slightly ill-conceived. Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu can only make a spaceship battle so exciting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2013

Birds of Prey #23

Christy Marx and Romano Molenaar explore the dreams of the cast of "Birds of Prey" #23, but with that aspect taking up half of the issue, it's hard to keep from feeling like it's a stalling tactic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx
Artists:
Romano Molenaar, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 22nd, 2013

Dark Horse Presents #27

"Dark Horse Presents" #27 has far more hits than misses, especially since to David Lapham, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Steve Lieber, Jane Espenson, Karl Moline, Steve Niles, and Menton3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
David Lapham, Steve Niles, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Janet Gilbert, Ron Randall, Phil Stanford, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jane Espenson, Andrew Vachss, Mike Richardson, Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
Artists:
David Lapham, Menton3, Peter Bagge, Michael T. Gilbert, Ron Randall, Patric Reynolds, Steve Lieber, Karl Moline, Andy Owens, Dominic Reardon, Melissa Curtin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2013

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #110

Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crook invite readers in to a new arc with "B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth" #110, but you might need a program if you're choosing this issue to start reading the series.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2013

The Sixth Gun #33

Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt bring us deep into the spirit world and possibilities of other words in "The Sixth Gun" #33.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Brian Hurtt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2013

Thief of Thieves #16

Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough bring the first steps of the long-awaited Venice heist in "Thief of Thieves" #16, and it feels like everything is rolling perfectly towards a strong payoff.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Andy Diggle, Robert Kirkman, James Asmus
Artists:
Shawn Martinbrough
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2013

Superman Unchained #3

With Wraith now revealed, Superman is discovering he has so many more questions, if only Scott Snyder and Jim Lee could answer them for the Man of Steel in "Superman Unchained" #3.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 21st, 2013

Bloodshot

Writer Matt Kindt stays remarkably faithful to the original character in "Bloodshot" #0 -- an entertaining albeit overbearing origin -- while artist ChrisCross make decades of history look like it fits into real-world history.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 21st, 2013

KISS Kids #1

Chris Ryall, Tom Waltz and Jose Holder turn the rock band KISS into a quartet of cute little tykes in "KISS Kids" #1, and their fun and comedic adventures are a refreshing treat for all ages, whether they're fans of the group or not.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chris Ryall, Tom Waltz
Artists:
Jose Holder
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 21st, 2013
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