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Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell

When a botched heist lands Black Canary in a whole lot more trouble than she bargained for, she turns to her old friend Zatanna for help in Paul Dini and Joe Quinones' "Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Dini
Artists:
Joe Quinones
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
May 26th, 2014

Rocket Girl #5

DaYoung goes undercover in 1986, while in 2013 Gomez and LeShawn go after Quintum Mechanics in Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder's "Rocket Girl" #5.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Montclare
Artists:
Amy Reeder
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 26th, 2014

All-New Doop #2

In "All-New Doop" #2 by Peter Milligan and David Lafuente, Doop woos Kitty while continuing to assist in the events of the "Battle of the Atom" storyline.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
David Lafuente
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 26th, 2014

Elektra #2

W. Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo's visually stunning "Elektra" picks up the pace in the second issue as our anti-hero finally finds an active voice.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
W. Haden Blackman
Artists:
Mike Del Mundo
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 26th, 2014

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

Ben Hatke's engaging superheroic trilogy following Zita the Spacegirl comes to a close with "The Return of Zita The Spacegirl."

Publisher:
First Second
Writer:
Ben Hatke
Artists:
Ben Hatke
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 26th, 2014

X-O Manowar #25

"X-O Manowar" #25 is an extra-sized anniversary celebration from Robert Venditti and company that celebrates the past and also looks forward to the upcoming "Armor Hunters" story.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti, Andy Runton, Justin Jordan, Tom Fowler
Artists:
J.G. Jones, Bryan Hitch, Diego Bernard, Allison Rodriguez, Andy Runton, Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, John Rauch, Barry Kitson, Allan Passalaqua, Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 26th, 2014

The Last Broadcast #1

"The Last Broadcast" #1 by André Sirangel and Gabriel Iumazark has a ton of moody potential and is loaded with mysteries waiting to be explored.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Andre Sirangelo
Artists:
Gabriel Iumazark
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 26th, 2014

Velvet #5

In "Velvet" #5 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, the revelation about Mockingbird triggers Velvet's memories about their love and loss and a related loss of her childhood hero and mentor.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 23rd, 2014

Ordinary #1

In Rob Williams and D'Israeli's "Ordinary" #1, Michael was just an ordinary man in an ordinary world – until everyone around him manifested super powers, that is!

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
D'Israeli
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
May 23rd, 2014

Original Sin #2

As the Mindless Ones continue to develop their own consciousness, the Avengers track down the Watcher's murderers in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's "Original Sin" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
May 23rd, 2014

Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1

"Brain Boy: The Men from G.E.S.T.A.L.T." #1 kicks off the character's second mini-series, and so far, Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II have given us a fast-paced psychic adventure.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 2014

Nova #17

Sam gets a little down time, which leaves him a little down, in this great done-in-one issue of "Nova" by Gerry Duggan and Paco Medina.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Matt Little
May 23rd, 2014

Wonder Woman #31

"Wonder Woman" #31 enters its endgame, as Brian Azzarello and Goran Sudzuka change the status quo on Paradise Island, even the dead begin to spill out of the underworld.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Goran Sudzuka
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 2014

Batwoman #31

"Batwoman" #31 wraps up the first full storyline from Marc Andreyko and Jeremy Haun, and while a round 2 against the Wolf Spider is no doubt up ahead, for now we have a solid resolution.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 2014

New 52: Futures End #3

Dan Jurgens and Mark Irwin deliver the visuals in "New 52: Futures End" #3 for Frankenstein's big debut in the story's "modern" timeline.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Mark Irwin, Keith Giffen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 23rd, 2014

Batman Eternal #7

"Batman Eternal" #7 flows smoothly from the previous issue as Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Emanuel Simeoni continue the weekly series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 23rd, 2014

Daredevil #3

The Owl makes his presence known as Daredevil and the Shroud try to find their places in "Daredevil" #3, written by Mark Waid with art by Chris Samnee.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Chris Samnee
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 23rd, 2014

Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir #1

"Star Wars: Darth Maul -- Son of Dathomir" #1 brings on the bad guys, giving Darth Maul, Count Dooku and General Grievous a chance to shine in this story from Jeremy Barlow with art by Juan Frigeri.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Jeremy Barlow
Artists:
Juan Frigeri, Mauro Vargas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Justice League #30

Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Doug Mahnke usher in a new era as Lex Luthor tries to join the team in “Justice League” #30.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #21

"Uncanny X-Men" #21 has Brian Michael Bendis start advancing some plots in a good way as the two X-Men teams square off, but Chris Bachalo's art veers from gorgeous to jumbled.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Jamie Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 22nd, 2014

Batman and Frankenstein #31

Doug Mahnke steps in to draw Frankenstein's reunion with Batman in Peter J. Tomasi's "The Hunt for Robin" story in "Batman and Frankenstein" #31.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Justice League of America #14

While the successor to "Justice League of America" #14 has already seen two issues published, this issue tries to put a bow on the short-lived series in a story by Matt Kindt with Tom Derenick, Eddy Barrows and Diogenes Neves on art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Eddy Barrows, Diogenes Neves, Vicente Cifuentes, Eber Ferreira, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Forever Evil #7

"Forever Evil" #7 closes the Crime Syndicate chapter of Geoff Johns' "Justice League" story while it affords David Finch a chance to draw such things as Bizarro giving Lex Luthor a hug.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man #2

"Amazing Spider-Man" #2 continues to have Peter Parker reeling from everything that was done using his body by Doctor Octopus, even as the new souped-up Electro starts to attack.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 21st, 2014

Amazing X-Men #7

Once Firestar joined "Amazing X-Men," it was only a matter of time until we got a "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" homage, really. Although I don't remember alien diapers being part of that.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 21st, 2014

Interesting Drug

Shaun Manning and Anna Wieszczyk give readers an "Interesting Drug" to ingest in the form of another wonderful original graphic novel from Archaia.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Shaun Manning
Artists:
Anna Wieszczyk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 21st, 2014

Solar: Man of the Atom #2

Frank J. Barbiere and Joe Bennett focus on Phil Seleski's family rather than Solar himself in "Solar, Man of the Atom" #2, a nice looking character-driven issue that puts this series among the best of its various incarnations.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Joe Bennett
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 21st, 2014

MPH #1

Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo's "MPH" #1 isn't all about speed, but works just fine as a simple, straightforward story about an imprisoned drug runner who discovers a drug that gives him super-speed.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Duncan Fegredo
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
May 21st, 2014

Saga #19

"Saga" #19 eases the reader back into Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' long-form space opera, as we learn where our heroes have been hiding out in their time off of the grid, and where things are going.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 21st, 2014
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