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The Last Contract #1

In Ed Brisson and Lisandro Estherren's "The Last Contract" #1, a hitman is reluctantly pushed out of retirement when someone leaks a list of his previous kills.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Lisandro Estherren
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 11th, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #1

Cullen Bunn and Greg Land's "Uncanny X-Men" #1 suffers from a generally unlikeable cast and a team that seems to be more primed for a photo shoot than a street battle.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 11th, 2016

Bitch Planet #6

In Kelly Sue DeConnick and Taki Soma's "Bitch Planet" #6, flashbacks reveal how Meiko Maki ended up in the A.C.O.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Taki Soma
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 11th, 2016

Archie #5

In Mark Waid and Veronica Fish's "Archie" #5, Betty and Jughead recruit Reggie Mantle for their plan to rescue Archie from Veronica.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Veronica Fish
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 11th, 2016

Paper Girls #4

Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang continue to take us on a tour of the future in "Paper Girls" #4, and it's even more dangerous than anything we've seen up until now.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 11th, 2016

Swamp Thing #1

Len Wein returns to the character he co-created with fellow veteran Kelley Jones in "Swamp Thing" #1, which uses simple and solid storytelling punctuated with beautifully creepy illustrations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Kelley Jones
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 11th, 2016

Doctor Strange #4

In Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's "Doctor Strange" #4, the good Doctor warns the other magic-users of the impending apocalypse, but his analogy of using magic, punching and puking is what seals the deal.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin, John Livesay, Wayne Faucher, Victor Olazaba, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 11th, 2016

The Vision #3

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #3 gets even creepier when Vision tries to bring Viv back to life, the house gets vandalized and Agatha Harkness sees a vision of the future.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 8th, 2016

Totally Awesome Hulk #2

"Totally Awesome Hulk" #2 is at its best when Greg Pak and Frank Cho focus on big monsters or snappy dialogue and, fortunately, there's a lot of both present here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Frank Cho
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 7th, 2016

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1

Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto have a good handle on characterization in "Obi-Wan and Anakin" #1, but the setting and circumstance don't pack the same punch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 7th, 2016

The Fade Out #12

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bleakly wrap up their noir Hollywood mystery in "The Fade Out" #12.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 7th, 2016

A-Force #1

One of the high points of the "Secret Wars" event returns with "A-Force" #1, but G. Willow Wilson, Jorge Molina and Laura Martin's attempt to capture this lightning in a bottle a second time has limited initial success.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Jorge Molina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 6th, 2016

X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #1

Max Bemis and Michael Walsh take the emotional extremes of being a teen, throw in the notion of mutant powers and tell a very human and often emotional story in "X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Michael Walsh
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 5th, 2016

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1

Joe Kelly and Ed McGuiness reunite as Deadpool tries to hire himself a Spider-Man in "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Matt Little
January 5th, 2016
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