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Coffin Hill #2

"Coffin Hill" #2 by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda is a story about coming home, but for Eve Coffin, prodigal daughter of a line of witches, coming home means facing her past and her worst nightmare again.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 18th, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #2

Superman and Wonder Woman prepare themselves for an imminent new threat that brings them up against Superman's past and Wonder Woman's family in Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel's "Superman Wonder Woman" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Batt, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 18th, 2013

Three #2

The well-researched "Three" #2 by Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly switches it up and slows it down to focus more heavily on the Spartans.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 18th, 2013

Thor: God of Thunder #15

Jason Aaron and Ron Garney take readers to Alfheim and Jotunheim in "Thor: God of Thunder" #15.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 18th, 2013

Federal Bureau of Physics #5

The usual anomalies seen in Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez's "Federal Bureau of Physics" #5 are kept to a minimum, but the intrigue is not as the focus shifts to how these occurrences have impacted the central character's family hist

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 18th, 2013

Protocol: Orphans #1

"Protocol: Orphans" #1 by Michael Alan Nelson and Mariano Navarro introduces a talented team of young spies/special agents on their first real mission, but with a twist: the members are all orphans, trained since childhood to not disappoint thei

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Mariano Navarro
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 15th, 2013

Marvel Knights: X-Men #1

After Rachel Gray receives a disturbing telepathic cry for help, Wolverine, Rogue, and Kitty Pryde travel to a secluded southern town to investigate in "Marvel Knights: X-Men" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brahm Revel
Artists:
Brahm Revel
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 15th, 2013

Deathmatch #11

Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno's "Deathmatch" #11 continues to hurtle into the unknown as our heroes are whittled down to two.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 15th, 2013

Batman: Li'l Gotham #8

Some heroes take a holiday while others step in to pick up the slack in two tales by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs in "Batman: Li'l Gotham" #8.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 15th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #15

"Archer & Armstrong" #15 has Fred Van Lente and Khari Evans follow Armstrong and Ivar throughout time, even as the Sect continues rear its ugly head and Armstrong deals with Archer's departure.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #5

"Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #5 continues its streak as one of the most fun, offbeat crime stories on the market. Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber shine as a storytelling team.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 15th, 2013

Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #3

"Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde" #3 brings Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's second mini-series to a close, wrapping up a murder mystery but also setting up future storylines in a good way.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Steve Parkhouse
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

Manifest Destiny #1

The Lewis and Clark Expedition gets a surprise supernatural jumpstart in "Manifest Destiny" #1, an intriguing, imaginative retelling of American history by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chris Dingess
Artists:
Matthew Roberts
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 15th, 2013

Nightwing #25

As the "Zero Year" power outage hits "Nightwing" #25, Kyle Higgins, Will Conrad, and Cliff Richards give us a Dick Grayson still in the circus who learns a bit about friendship in a time of need.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Will Conrad, Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

Star Wars #11

"Star Wars" #11 from Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda includes a dogfight, a defection and more than a few declarations of war as hostilities escalate and the Rebellion tries to notch another victory.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 15th, 2013

Suicide Squad #25

"Suicide Squad" #25 brings O.M.A.C. into the mix as Matt Kindt and Patrick Zircher also address the ramifications of "Forever Evil" in the comic that calls Belle Reve one of its primary sets.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 15th, 2013

Superboy #25

Instead of focusing on what could have been an interesting idea in "Krypton Returns," Scott Lobdell and friends deliver a fragmented, contrived second chapter in "Superboy" #25, partially salvaged by a strong effort from artist Ed Bene

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Justin Jordan, Michael Alan Nelson
Artists:
Ed Benes
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 15th, 2013

Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #1

"Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man" #1 doesn't leap into the Galactus-fueled event, but rather follows Brian Michael Bendis and Dave Marquez on the scenic tour through the lives of younger Ultimate Marvel Universe characters.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Dave Marquez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 14th, 2013

Avengers Arena #17

Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's "Avengers Arena" #17 has the book poised to cross the finish line, and credit where it's due: everything has finally snapped into place nicely, just in time for the finale.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Kev Walker, Jason Gorder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 14th, 2013

All-New X-Men #18

With the crossover completed, Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's "All-New X-Men" #18 is back to its old routine; high on character interactions, but low on any plot developments.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 14th, 2013

All New Soulfire #1

"Michael Turner's Soulfire" #1 from J. T. Krul and V. Ken Marion closes out the "10 for $10" event, but does so without much soul or fire.

Publisher:
Aspen Comics
Writer:
J.T. Krul, Frank Mastromauro
Artists:
V. Ken Marion, Mark Roslan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 14th, 2013

X-Men: Gold #1

"X-Men: Gold" #1 is a collection of five meandering and insignificant stories heavy on nostalgia and with little else to offer by some classic and revered creators.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, Louise Simonson, Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Bob McLeod, Walter Simonson, Bob Wiacek, Pat Olliffe, Jorge Molina, Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 14th, 2013

The Walking Dead #116

With part two of "All Out War," the story lives up to its title, as Rick's alliance takes the fight to Negan and chaos ensues.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
November 13th, 2013

Batman #25

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring back one of the very first Batman villains in "Batman" #25, even as "Zero Year" continues to plunge Gotham into darkness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 13th, 2013

Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #2

"Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine" #2 is loud and violent, confident, smart and funny, showcasing the talents of Dan Jolley and Leonard Kirk quite nicely as they produce new adventures for Travis Clevenger.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dan Jolley
Artists:
Leonard Kirk, Robin Riggs
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 13th, 2013

Umbral #1

This exciting new project from Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten delivers a winning protagonist and stellar world building.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Antony Johnston
Artists:
Christopher Mitten
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 13th, 2013

Rocket Girl #2

Time-travel is rarely as much fun or likeable as it is in Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder's "Rocket Girl" #2, carried by Montclare's equally likeable and well-defined central character, playfully and lightheartedly drawn by Reeder.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Montclare
Artists:
Amy Reeder
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 13th, 2013

Unity #1

This generation's "Unity" #1 by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite, like its predecessor, makes a good case for giving Valiant a try, while also making for a well-written and nice-looking entry for the publisher's existing readers.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 5th, 2013
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