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Adventure Time: Candy Capers #6

In "Adventure Time: Candy Capers" #6 by Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota and Ian McGinty, Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun turn to synthesizing heroes with disastrous results that lead indirectly to the return of Finn and Jake.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota
Artists:
Ian McGinty
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 16th, 2013

Krampus #1

When the skull of St. Nicholas is stolen, the Secret Society of Santa Clauses has to call on an old enemy for help in Brian Jones and Dean Kotz's "Krampus" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian Jones
Artists:
Dean Kotz
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 16th, 2013

Inhumanity: The Awakening #1

The #Inhuman Twitter feed really blows up when Pixie, Quentin, Finesse and Striker help a newly hatched Inhuman teenager.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Paul Davidson
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 16th, 2013

Captain America #14

"Captain America" #14 offers up a nice sample of what Rick Remender and Carlos Pacheco bring to the title and continues to change Cap's life in monumental ways.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Mariano Taibo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 16th, 2013

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #6

After the climax of last issue, Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber's "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #6 transitions to the next big action set piece while amping up the comedy that sets it apart from the rest of the Marvel NOW! pack.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 16th, 2013

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #6

Adam gets a new partner and it's not exactly perfect chemistry in Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi's "FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 16th, 2013

The Double Life of Miranda Turner #2

Jamie S. Rich and George Kambadais' "The Double Life of Miranda Turner" #2 begins part one of "If You Have Ghosts" a story where Miranda's superhero life collides very directly with her acting career.

Publisher:
Monkeybrain Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
George Kambadais
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 16th, 2013

Unity #2

"Unity" #2 features Toyo Harada's latest attempt to bring an end to the reign of X-O Manowar from writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2013

Lazarus #5

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #5 provides a peek at Forever's early years, giving context to her current situation, and raises the stakes on just about everything.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark, Brian Level
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 13th, 2013

Alex + Ada #2

In "Alex + Ada" #2 by Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna, Alex finds out what Ada is like after his grandmother's unceremonious but kindhearted gift, and grapples with the question of whether he wants to keep her.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 13th, 2013

Coffin Hill #3

Eve Coffin experiences the extended effects of her night in the woods firsthand when she visits her friend Mel in Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's "Coffin Hill" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
December 13th, 2013

Three #3

Practically everything goes wrong for the Helots, while practically everything goes right for the creative team, in this incredible third issue of Kieron Gillen & Ryan Kelly's "Three."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
December 13th, 2013

Worlds' Finest #18

"Worlds' Finest" #18 has Paul Levitz and R.B. Silva tell a story of Power Girl's superpowers fluctuating, even as Huntress makes a strong case for being successful without any special abilities.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, R.B. Silva, Joe Weems
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 13th, 2013

Harbinger #19

Joshua Dysart, Barry Kitson, and company bring the VR adventures to a close in "Harbinger" #19, and the promised shift in direction next issue is much needed.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Barry Kitson, Brian Revel, Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 13th, 2013

Brain Boy

"Brain Boy" #0 delivers a three-part story from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Freddie Williams II.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2013

Amazing Spider-Man #700.2

Readers who miss Peter Parker might welcome the out-of-continuity "Amazing Spider-Man" #700.2, which looks crisp as drawn and colored by Klaus Janson and Steve Buccellatto, but David Morrell's story is derivative and somewhat weak.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Morrell
Artists:
Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 13th, 2013

Mighty Avengers #4

Al Ewing and Greg Land deliver some subplots and pour the foundation for Luke Cage's team in "Mighty Avengers" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 13th, 2013

Nova #11

The series is on its third writer in less than a year, but "Nova" #11 has Gerry Dugan and Paco Media keeping the overall charm and high spirit of this comic alive and well.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2013

Justice League #25

In "Justice League" #25, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke reveal the origin of Owlman and begin to outline the dastardly fiend's plans for Nightwing and for the Earth.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 12th, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #15.INH

"Inhumanity" pops into "Uncanny X-Men" #15 this week, and unfortunately what could have been a fun "Girls' Night Out" story is a little dull, courtesy Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Kris Anka
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 12th, 2013

Justice League of America #10

With "Forever Evil" in full swing, Matt Kindt, Tom Derenick and Eddy Barrows pit Stargirl and Martian Manhunter against a cadre of villains in "Justice League of America" #10.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Eddy Barrows, Tom Nguyen, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 12th, 2013

Marvel Knights: Hulk #1

The Hulk hasn't shown up yet in "Marvel Knights: Hulk" #1, but Joe Keatinge's engaging story and Piotr Kowalski's detailed and textured art make that absence a non-issue. Colorist Nick Filardi and even letterer Clayton Cowles make

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Piotr Kowalski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 12th, 2013

Deathmatch #12

"Deathmatch" #12 by Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno is full of convoluted explanations and implausible scenarios that muddy up the conclusion to a comic that had worked just fine as a series of superhero battles.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 11th, 2013

Superman/Wonder Woman #3

Wonder Woman just wants her and Superman to have a nice Christmas, but Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel put a little General Zod under the tree in "Superman/Wonder Woman" #3.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 11th, 2013

Shaolin Cowboy #3

After a triumphant return in its first issue, Geof Darrow's "Shaolin Cowboy" #3 seems to be actively mocking its readership as if to say that they'll buy anything. Perhaps not the best way to keep readers on board.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Geof Darrow
Artists:
Geof Darrow
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 11th, 2013

Justice League 3000 #1

Howard Porter joins J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen to deliver the inaugural chapter of a whole new era of justice in "Justice League 3000" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2013

Batman #26

"Zero Year" continues on through the pages of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's latest offering in "Batman" #26.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 11th, 2013

Doc Savage #1

Doc Savage returns to comic book racks in "Doc Savage" #1 from writer Chris Roberson and artist Bilquis Evely.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Bilquis Evely
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 29th, 2013

Dead Body Road #1

"Dead Body Road" #1 from Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera delivers a story of revenge and street level justice, but it has to go through grimy alleys and dirty underbellies to get there.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 12th, 2013
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