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Five Ghosts #8

Fabian and Jezebel have a treasure map; now all they need is a ship and a willing crew. In Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham's "Five Ghosts" #8, the search is on.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Chris Mooneyham
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
January 13th, 2014

Three #4

The Helots are finally cornered in Kieron Gillen & Ryan Kelly's "Three" #4. With no more ways to bargain, they have to decide how they want to go out.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 13th, 2014

Swamp Thing #27

Regretting his decision not to slay Seeder, Alec Holland looks for a way to return to the land of the living in "Swamp Thing" #27 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 13th, 2014

Harbinger #20

Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry start a new storyline in bold fashion in "Harbinger" #20, which introduces a new teenage character and gives a peek into a very troubling future.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Clayton Henry
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 13th, 2014

Sheltered #6

Creators Johnnie Christmas and Ed Brisson take the series on a bit of a welcome detour in "Sheltered" #6, although it's rather slow until its importance is realized. The simplicity of the art is a perfect match for the issue's everyday

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Johnnie Christmas, Ed Brisson
Artists:
Johnnie Christmas
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 13th, 2014

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #4

"Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" #4 by Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy has the same trippy, psychedelic feel as past issues, and while the mood is getting kind of old storywise, the eclectic art keeps it interesting and moving along well enough.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Marco Rudy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 13th, 2014

Afterlife With Archie #3

The zombie apocalypse spreads through Riverdale as Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla move the action to Lodge Manor in "Afterlife With Archie" #3. Oh, and some teens die. This book is awesome.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 13th, 2014

The Vampire Diaries #1

"The Vampire Diaries" #1 by Colleen Doran and Anthony Shasteen presents "Vervain," a short story about the Salvatore brothers that is the kick-off for an anthology series set in the world of the popular CW TV series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Colleen Doran
Artists:
Anthony Shasteen
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 13th, 2014

Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #3

"Cataclysm: Spider-Man" #3 is a beautifully personal adventure for Miles Morales despite the world-threatening attack of Galactus as told by Brian Michael Bendis and Dave Marquez.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Dave Marquez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 13th, 2014

Earth 2 #19

"Earth 2" #19 adds more Wonders to the world as Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott and Robson Rocha begin to consolidate characters for a grand battle.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Robson Rocha, Trevor Scott, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 13th, 2014

Revolutionary War: Alpha #1

A gorgeous Mark Brooks cover welcomes readers into a story that attempts to introduce a wider audience to the characters created under the Marvel UK imprint in "Revolutionary War: Alpha" #1 from Andy Lanning, Alan Cowsill and Rich Elson.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Andy Lanning, Alan Cowsill
Artists:
Rich Elson
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 2014

Adventure Time: The Flip Side #1

In "Adventure Time: The Flip Side" #1 by Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover and Wook Jin Clark, Finn and Jake face a gamut of heroic labors and the curious reaction of Princess Bubblegum before embarking on their mysterious new quest.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
Artists:
Wook Jin Clark
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 10th, 2014

Fatale #19

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips's "Fatale" #19 brings the grunge-era storyline to an end with a bang, even as they gear up for the run up to the conclusion with issue #24.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 10th, 2014

Minimum Wage #1

After 15 years, Bob Fingerman's stories of dating, working, drinking, and (attempting to get some) sex returns in "Minimum Wage" #1, and it's a pleasant return to form.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Bob Fingerman
Artists:
Bob Fingerman
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 10th, 2014

Green Arrow #27

As Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Green Arrow" #27 continues the Outsiders War storyline, they mix thrills with a great usage of the comic book medium.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 10th, 2014

All-New Marvel NOW! Point One #1

With no stinkers and quite a few standouts, "All-New Marvel NOW! Point One" #1 is a collection to get you excited for 2014.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing, Dan Slott, James Robinson, Nathan Edmonson, G. Willow Willson, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Lee Garbett, Michael Allred, Steve Pugh, Phil Noto, Adrian Alphona, Rags Morales
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 10th, 2014

Cable and X-Force #18

Written by Dennis Hopeless and drawn by Angel Unzueta, "Cable and X-Force" #18 brings the first part of the "Vendetta" crossover with "Uncanny X-Force."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Angel Unzueta
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 2014

Action Comics #27

Superman and his troubled ward once more cross paths with Lana Lang and discovery a subterranean mystery in "Action Comics" #27.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Mike Hawthorne, R.B. Silva, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 2014

Li'l Vampi #1

Both a "Li'l Vampi" story by Eric Trautmann and Agnes Garbowska and "Pantha" stories by Garbowska and writers Brandon and Orion Jerwa are strong but undermined by a poor layout in "Li'l Vampi" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Eric Trautmann, Brandon Jerwa, Orion Jerwa
Artists:
Agnes Garbowska
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 9th, 2014

Young Avengers #15

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and a handful of rockstar guest artists ring in the final issue of "Young Avengers" for an incredibly strong finale.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 9th, 2014

Black Widow #1

Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto explore Natasha Romanoff's shady past and questionable reputation as she struggles towards atonement in "Black Widow" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
January 9th, 2014

Deadpool: The Gauntlet #1

Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Reilly Brown bring Wade Wilson to Infinite Comics in "Deadpool: The Gauntlet" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Reilly Brown
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 9th, 2014

Detective Comics #27

Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and over twenty other top creators admirably and fittingly pay tribute to Batman and the character's enduring legacy on his 75th anniversary in the impressively-assembled "Detective Comics" #27.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, Brad Meltzer, Peter J. Tomasi, Gregg Hurwitz, Mike Barr, Francesco Francavilla
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Sean Murphy, Bryan Hitch, Ian Bertram, Neal Adams, Guillem March, Francesco Francavilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 9th, 2014

All-New X-Factor #1

Peter David and Carmine di Giandomeico's "All-New X-Factor" #1's heart is in the right place, but this dull introduction to the new team won't have readers running back for more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 9th, 2014

Sex Criminals #4

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky do more than coo sweet nothings in "Sex Criminals" #4, and the mixture of plot foreplay and in-the-moment excitement will firmly grab your attention.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 8th, 2014

Bandette #6

"Bandette" #6 is the first issue to be released after their collected edition, and it's the perfect time to jump on board Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover's delightful caper comic.

Publisher:
Monkeybrain Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Colleen Coover
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 8th, 2014

Quantum and Woody #7

"Quantum & Woody" #7 has James Asmus and Ming Doyle continue the mixture of silliness and drama that keeps this reboot of a classic comic an entertaining series.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 8th, 2014

Avengers A.I. #8.NOW

Sam Humphries and André Lima Araújo take Hank Pym's Avengers squad into the virtual reality of the Diamond in an attempt to right the wrongs of Dimitrios.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Andre Lima Araujo
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 8th, 2014

Avengers World #1

Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli travel to Italy, Barbuda and Madripoor in "Avengers World" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 8th, 2014
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