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Sex Criminals #3

The third issue of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" continues the wackiness and inventiveness of the first two. It’s still one of the most entertaining stories on the shelves.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 25th, 2013

Rachel Rising #21

"Rachel Rising" #21 by Terry Moore follows up on Rachel, Earl and Jet's attempt to save Aunt Johnny and the whereabouts and adventures of the homicidal and eminently capable Zoe.

Publisher:
Abstract Studios
Writer:
Terry Moore
Artists:
Terry Moore
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 25th, 2013

Red Sonja #5

Simone continues to write a strong lead character for "Red Sonja" #5, setting a meaningful stage for the final issue of this first arc.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Walter Geovani
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 25th, 2013

Daredevil #33

Daredevil faces unholy terror that would drive any sighted man insane to get to the Darkhold book in Mark Waid, Chris Samnee and Jason Copland's "Daredevil" #33.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Chris Samnee
Artists:
Jason Copland
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 25th, 2013

Animal Man #25

"Animal Man" #25 takes Buddy and Ellen Baker to the Hollywood Screen Awards where Jeff Lemire and Rafael Albuquerque throw some frightening surprises at them.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 25th, 2013

A Voice in the Dark #1

"A Voice in the Dark" #1 by Larime Taylor begins with a killer hook of a first line and guides the reader into the mind of Zoey Aarons, straight-A student and teenage killer.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Larime Taylor
Artists:
Larime Taylor
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 22nd, 2013

Young Avengers #12

Our young heroes begin the ultimate battle with "Mother" and the ramifications are nothing less than world ending in Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "Young Avengers" #12.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Stephen Thompson, Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 22nd, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #14

Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo deliver a blessedly small character story of a new mutant in "Cyclops' army" in "Uncanny X-Men" #14.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Mark Irwin Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 22nd, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #15

Mark Waid wraps up the Hulk’s magical Marvel mystery tour of time with solid characterization but a rough plot in "Indestructible Hulk" #15.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Kim Jacinta
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 22nd, 2013

Wonder Woman #25

Brian Azzarello and Goran Sudzuka start moving pieces across the proverbial chessboard in "Wonder Woman" #25, as they remind readers that the personification of Strife is never someone to be trusted.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Goran Sudzuka, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 22nd, 2013

The Cute Girl Network

Utterly delightful, M.K. Reed, Greg Means and Joe Flood's quick-moving rom-comic "The Cute Girl Network" transforms a dirty hipster love story into something genuine and relevant.

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
M.K. Reed, Greg Means
Artists:
Joe Flood
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 22nd, 2013

Clone #12

"Clone" #12 has David Schulner, Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre, and Juan Jose Ryp continue to shift the comic's tone from espionage-thriller to isolation-thriller, but as it turns out, that works just as well.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Schulner, Aaron Ginsburg, Wade McIntyre
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 22nd, 2013

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #1

Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela join forces to bring the story of the Mystery Gang fighting alongside Batman and Robin in "Scooby-Doo Team-Up" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Dario Brizuela
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 22nd, 2013

Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe #2

"Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe" #2 tries to be funny and witty, but Christopher Hastings and Jacopo Camagni's comic should worry more about just trying to save itself.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Hastings
Artists:
Jacopo Cmagni
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 22nd, 2013

Batman and Two-Face #25

Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason shift the spotlight off of Batman's grief in "Batman and Two-Face" #25, giving the Dark Knight a problem shaped to his talents and abilities.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 22nd, 2013

The Wake #5

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy bring their first arc to a breathtaking conclusion in "The Wake" #5.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 22nd, 2013

X-Men #7

"X-Men" #7 brings back Lady Deathstrike courtesy Brian Wood, Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson, and while the story itself is beautifully drawn and good on character interactions, the greater direction is nebulous.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 21st, 2013

Superior Spider-Man Annual #1

"Superior Spider-Man Annual" #1 puts Aunt May in mortal danger as Christos Gage and Javier Rodriguez bring back Blackout.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 21st, 2013

Avengers #23

In "Avengers" #23, Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu deliver the battle for Earth as the Avengers and their allies return to Earth in an attempt to defeat Thanos' armada.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Leinil Francis Yu
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 21st, 2013

Cataclysm: Ultimates #1

"Cataclysm: Ultimates" #1 gives Joshua Hale Fialkov a chance to continue to regale readers with the further developments of the dynamic pairing of Galactus and the Gah Lak Tus Swarm in the Ultimate Universe through the artwork of Carmine Di Gian

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Carmine Di Giandomenico, Lorenzo Ruggiero
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 21st, 2013

Batwoman #25

Marc Andreyko takes over "Batwoman" with #25, but being saddled with a "Zero Year" tie-in plus a host of different artists stacks the deck against everyone involved right from the start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Trevor McCarthy, Andrea Mutti, Pat Oliffe, Jim Fern, Jay Leisten, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2013

Harley Quinn

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's script for "Harley Quinn" #0 is slight, but deliberately so; they're letting the art do the heavy lifting, and more importantly it succeeds in this deliberately silly comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Amanda Conner, Becky Cloonan, Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea, Stephane Roux, Dan Panosian, Walter Simonson, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Bruce Timm, Charlie Adlard, Adam Hughes, Art Baltazar, Tradd Moore, Dave Johnson, Jeremy Roberts, Sam Kieth, Darwyn Cooke, C
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2013

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force War #1

The ancient Je'daii order returns and welcomes new and old readers alike in "Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – Force War" #1, as do John Ostrander and Jan Duursema, who again prove that they're the best when it comes to "Star Wars&q

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
John Ostrander
Artists:
Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 20th, 2013

Afterlife With Archie #2

The zombie apocalypse hits Riverdale in "Afterlife With Archie" #2, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa brilliantly makes that admittedly-odd notion work, and Francesco Francavilla knows exactly how to make it look horrific while still unmistakably Archi

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 20th, 2013

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

"The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story" by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker is a captivating, emotional and flawless life story, brilliantly written and drawn that will engage both Beatles and non-Beatles fans alike.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Vivek J. Tiwary
Artists:
Andrew C. Robinson, Kyle Baker
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 20th, 2013
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