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Amazing X-Men #3

The X-Men have been scattered across the afterlife and it's up to Nightcrawler to save them both in Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, and Dexter Vines' "Amazing X-Men" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
January 20th, 2014

Thor: God of Thunder #17

The League of Realms' fight against Malekith comes to its conclusion, but they're not too pleased with how in Jason Aaron, Emanuela Lupacchino & Ron Garney's "Thor: God of Thunder" #17.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 20th, 2014

Velvet #3

"Velvet" #3 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting has Velvet hot on the trail of the truth about X-14, after the first two issues, which introduced the circumstances that spurred her to reactivate herself as an intelligence agent.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 20th, 2014

S.H.O.O.T. First #4

Atheists and Antichrists to the rescue -- it's the finale of Justin Aclin and Nicolas Daniel Selma's "S.H.O.O.T First!"

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Justin Aclin
Artists:
Nicolas Daniel Selma
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 20th, 2014

All-New X-Men #21

Veteran artist Brent Anderson contributes a few pages to Brian Michael Bendis and Brandon Peterson's "All-New X-Men" #21, but this introduction succeeds mostly at making the rest of the issue look weaker in comparison.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Brandon Peterson, Brent Anderson, James Campbell
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 20th, 2014

Triple Helix #4

John Byrne closes out the adventures of Trio and Triple Helix without providing much in the way of conclusions in "Triple Helix" #4.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Byrne
Artists:
John Byrne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 20th, 2014

Archer & Armstrong #17

"Sect Civil War" wraps up and our title heroes find themselves at the end of one act and the beginning of the next in Fred Van Lente, Khari Evans & ChrisCross' "Archer & Armstrong" #17.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 17th, 2014

Thunderbolts #20.NOW

Just in case you thought the team was lacking some attitude, Charles Soule and Carlo Barberi add another heavyweight solo player to the team in "Thunderbolts" #20.NOW, i.e. Ghost Rider!

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Carlo Barberi
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 17th, 2014

Rat Queens #4

"Rat Queens" #4 has Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch mix friendship, swearing, violence, secrets, and a whole lot more into this thoroughly entertaining fantasy comic.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artists:
Roc Upchurch
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 17th, 2014

Justice League of America #11

With "Forever Evil" in full swing, Matt Kindt, Tom Derenick and Eddy Barrows team Stargirl with Martian Manhunter, but the story in "Justice League of America" #11 falls short of the promise in that premise.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Ruy Jose, Allen Martinez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 17th, 2014

Inhumanity: The Superior Spider-Man #1

When New York City suffers another disaster, Otto sees an opportunity to study Inhuman tech that winds up taking a personal turn in Christos Gage and Stephanie Hans' "Inhumanity: The Superior Spider-Man" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Stephanie Hans
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
January 17th, 2014

Curse #1

To fund his son's cancer treatments, Laney Griffith sets out to kill a werewolf -- and brings home far more than he bargained for in "Curse" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel
Artists:
Riley Rossmo, Colin Lorimer
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 17th, 2014

Astro City #8

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story about the takedown of Winged Victory continues in "Astro City" #8, and it feels like this story about female empowerment is poised to go somewhere interesting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 17th, 2014

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #1

"Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two" #1 keeps the cast of characters small and tight in Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo's first offering for this second season of the video game-inspired comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Bruno Redondo, Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 17th, 2014

Alex + Ada #3

Alex's friends find out about Ada and have mixed reactions while Alex tries to figure out if there's anything more to Ada than a robotic shell in Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's "Alex + Ada" #3.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn
Artists:
Jonathan Luna
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 17th, 2014

Superior Spider-Man #25

Spider-Man fights Venom, except Venom is Spider-Man and the Avengers show up to try to help while Goblins tiptoe through the shadows in the Dan Slott-written, Humberto Ramos-drawn "Superior Spider-Man" #25.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Christos Gage
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 17th, 2014

EGOs #1

"EGOs" is the new sci-fi superhero book by Stuart Moore and Gus Storms that feels unlike any sci-fi or superhero book you're reading -- and that's a great thing.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore
Artists:
Gus Storms
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 17th, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #16

Magneto takes center stage as he heads to Madripoor on a tip from S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Dazzler in Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's "Uncanny X-Men" #16.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 16th, 2014

Marvel Knights: Hulk #2

"Marvel Knights: Hulk" #2 has Joe Keatinge and Piotr Kowalski continue their take on Bruce Banner and the Hulk; the story is a bit more standard now, but it's still entertaining.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Keatinge
Artists:
Piotr Kowalski
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 16th, 2014

Night of the Living Deadpool #1

In "Night of the Living Deadpool" #1 writer Cullen Bunn and artist Ramon Rosanas take Deadpool's dark and twisted humor and throws it against a horde of zombies, just to see what sticks.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 16th, 2014

Batgirl #27

It's a super sparkly day in Gotham, as "Gothtopia" gets rolling in Gail Simone and Robert Gill's "Batgirl" #27, but a brutal villain contrasts the idyllic setting and a sense of uneasiness is pervasive in this impressive and

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Robert Gill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 16th, 2014

Justice League 3000 #2

It's not entirely clear what Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Howard Porter are aiming for with "Justice League 3000" #2, but at the same time it's an intriguing mess as the team bickers and gets trounced.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 16th, 2014

Fantastic Four #16

The Matt Fraction era of Marvel's first family comes to a close as Karl Kesel, Raffaele Ienco, Joe Quinones and Mike Allred give readers a fantastic sendoff in "Fantastic Four" #16.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Karl Kesel, Lee Allred
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco, Joe Quinones, Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 16th, 2014

Revolutionary War: Dark Angel #1

Kieron Gillen and Dietrich Smith do their best to make me interested in the lead character of "Revolutionary War: Dark Angel," but I suspect this has much more impact if you already knew her.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Dietrich Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2014

Skyman #1

"Skyman" #1 from Joshua Hale Fialkov and Manuel Garcia brings a new Skyman into the comic universe, but lacks the fanfare to make this debut exemplary.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artists:
Manuel Garcia, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 15th, 2014

Nightwing #27

"Nightwing" #27 wraps up (for now) the Marionette story, and Kyle Higgins, Will Conrad, and Cliff Richards remind us why there's still a great deal of life left in the Nightwing character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins
Artists:
Will Conrad, Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2014

Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1

"Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird" #1 is a fun first collaboration between the Disney brand and Marvel Comics, but be warned that writer Brandon Seifert and artist Karl Moline are building worlds, not investigating established ones.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brandon Seifert
Artists:
Karl Moline, Rick Magyar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 14th, 2014
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