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Thought Bubble Anthology #3

"Thought Bubble #3 is an anthology tie-in to the Thought Bubble 2013 Festival, with contributions by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Brandon Graham, Ming Doyle, Jeffrey Brown and yearly contest winners.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Richard Starkings, Carlos Ezquerra, Cameron Stewart, Brandon Graham, Rufus Dayglo, Dan Berry, Oliver Redding, Lee Barnett, Ming Doyle, Tom Humberstone, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Ramon Perez, Marc Ellerby, Clark Burscough, Adam Cadwell, Lizz Lunney, Joe List
Artists:
Boo Cook, Carlos Ezquerra, Cameron Stewart, Brandon Graham, Rufus Dayglo, Dan Berry, Oliver Redding, Lee Barnett, Ming Doyle, Tom Humberstone, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Ramon Perez, Marc Ellerby, Clark Burscough, Adam Cadwell, Lizz Lunney, Joe List, Emily K
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 4th, 2013

Five Ghosts #6

Frank J. Barbiere and Garry Brown's "Five Ghosts" #6 marks the series' first issue as an ongoing book by delving into the past of Fabian Grey, the world's greatest thief, and his literary helpers.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 4th, 2013

Action Comics Annual #2

"Action Comics Annual" #2 by Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort and Dan Jurgens is enjoyable enough for attention to the fundamentals of comic storytelling, but the intriguing and nice looking story isn't bad, either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Jurgens
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 4th, 2013

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special #1

Mike Costa concludes "The Arms of the Octopus" with the Otto Octavius-fueled Spider-Man taking center stage in the concluding chapter of this crossover event in "Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa
Artists:
Michael Dialynas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 4th, 2013

Saga #15

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #15 is a typically strong issue full of good character work and steadily advancing plot, but it's the cliffhanger ending that will leave readers aching for the next installment.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 4th, 2013

Adventure Time 2013 Spooktacular #1

"Adventure Time 2013 Spooktacular" is an anthology of Adventure Time Halloween stories by Jones Wiedle, Bryce Carlson, Jay Hosler, Kevin Church, Frazer Irving and Jen Vaughn. Unusual for an anthology, every story is worth the reader's time.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Jones Wiedle, Bryce Carlson, Jay Hosler, Kevin Church
Artists:
Jones Wiedle, Frazer Irving, Jay Hosler, Jen Vaughn
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 1st, 2013

Damian: Son of Batman #1

When his father is murdered before his own eyes, Damian tears through Gotham's underbelly for revenge in Andy Kubert's "Damian: Son of Batman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andy Kubert
Artists:
Andy Kubert
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 1st, 2013

Astounding Villain House

This collection of Shannon Wheeler's "Villain House" stories will hopefully get a larger audience for Wheeler's feature, because these are too cute and funny and dark to be ignored.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Shannon Wheeler
Artists:
Shannon Wheeler
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 1st, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #13

"Uncanny X-Force" #13 continues its strange, lurching story involving evil psychic doubles from the future, but at least Sam Humphries, Phil Briones, and Angel Unzueta are trying something different.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Phil Briones, Angel Unzueta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 1st, 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy #8

"Guardians of the Galaxy" #8 welcomes artist Francesco Francavilla to the Brian Michael Bendis-written "Infinity" crossover issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2013

Cataclysm #0.1

"Hunger" took Galactus out of commission, but in "Cataclysm" #0.1, Joshua Hale Fialkov shows that it's hard to keep a good world devourer down.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Mico Suayan, Mirco Pierfederici, Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2013

Nightwing Annual #1

"Nightwing Annual" #1 falls victim to the "pick the least likely suspect" game of guessing who the bad guy is, but Kyle Higgins, Jason Masters and Daniel Sampere turn out an otherwise pleasant comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Jason Masters, Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2013

Aquaman Annual #1

John Ostrander, Geraldo Borges, and Netho Diaz team Aquaman back up with the Others in "Aquaman Annual" #1, but unlike Ostrander's last visit to the team, this story feels a bit rushed and truncated.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander
Artists:
Geraldo Borges, Netho Diaz, Ruy Jose, Allen Martinez, JP Mayer, Mariah Benes, Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 31st, 2013

My Little Pony Annual #1

Friends are made and lessons are learned, while one "Pony" makes nefarious plans in the "My Little Pony Annual" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Katie Cook, Ted Anderson
Artists:
Andy Price, Tony Fleecs
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 31st, 2013

X-Men: Battle of the Atom #2

"Battle of the Atom" comes to a stumbling awkward end, including a few impotent deaths in "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Esad Ribic, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrew Currie, Tom Palmer, Matt Milla, Kris Anka, Chris Bachalo, Mark Irwin, Victor Olazaba, Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 31st, 2013

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1

With crossover events come crossover specials and tie-in miniseries, such as "Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S." #1 by writer Sterling Gates with a volleyball team worth of artistic co-creators.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Phiip Tan, Neil Edwards, Javier Pina, Jason Paz, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 31st, 2013

Avengers #22

Jonathan Hickman brings all of the human content missing from "Infinity" into "Avengers" #22, and Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan do their part by making the good guys look good and the bad guys look ugly.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 31st, 2013

The Double Life of Miranda Turner #1

"The Double Life of Miranda Turner" #1 is everything you could want from a new series; Jamie S. Rich and George Kambadias's story of a new superhero has history, a mystery, and a relationship that's sisterly.

Publisher:
Monkeybrain Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
George Kambadais
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 30th, 2013

Swamp Thing Annual #2

"Swamp Thing Annual" #2 lets Charles Soule, Javier Pina, and Kano show us Swampy's training for his upcoming battle with the Seeder, but it's far more entertaining than you might believe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Javier Pina, Kano
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 30th, 2013

The Sandman: Overture #1

Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III deliver everything readers dream about and more in "The Sandman: Overture" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 30th, 2013

Infinity #5

Jerome Opeña and Dustin Weaver draw plenty of great looking space fleets and alien armies in "Infinity" #5, but writer Jonathan Hickman sacrifices most of the characterization in exchange for a cosmic epic that feels emotionless.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Jerome Opena, Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
October 30th, 2013

The Fox #1

"The Fox" #1 by Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid is a ton of fun and brings some much needed fun back to comic books.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Dean Haspiel, Mark Waid
Artists:
Dean Haspiel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 29th, 2013
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