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Scott Snyder and Jock's "Wytches" #5 "blisters off of the page."
Grant Morrison & Doug Mahnke's "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 "is the oddest portion of 'The Multiversity' to date, but quite possibly the best."
"Superhero comics don't get much better than" Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr's "Batgirl" #40.
In "Silver Surfer" #10, "Slott and the Allreds continue to breathe life into a character who is far too easily made stale."
In G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa's "Ms. Marvel" #13, "Kamala is that rare comic book teenager who actually feels like a real teenager.
Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young & Hannah Christenson give David Petersen's "Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" Vol. 3 #1 "a sense of wonder and adventure."
Soule and Saiz's "Swamp Thing" #40 is "a creative goldmine of talent."
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's "Daredevil" #13 "is the sort of superhero comic that makes you wish that all within the genre were as well-crafted."
Cloonan, Fletcher and Kerschl's "Gotham Academy" #5 "is the sort of strong, inventive, fun series that the big publishers should be backing."
Wilson and Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #11 "revels in the ridiculousness of the Marvel Universe."
As Fraction, Aja and Hollingsworth's "Hawkeye" hurtles towards its conclusion, its penultimate issue is "chaotic," "violent," and "awe-inspiring."
Despite underwhelming artwork, Johns, Romita Jr. and Janson's "Superman" #38 has "a perfect understanding of the character."
Image Comics' "Sex Criminals "#10 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky is a "thoroughly enjoyable comic that achieves everything it sets out to do."
Morrison and Burnham's "Nameless" #1 has "a lot to focus on and love."
Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #19 "hits the mark over and over again."
Dylan Horrocks' long-anticipated "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen" is "well worth the wait."
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr's "attention to detail and ability to tell truly contemporary stories" make "Batgirl" #38 "a winner."
As hell bubbles through into an isolated Smallville in Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's "Action Comics" #38, all is not quite as it seems.
Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #10 is "another strong issue in a strong series."
Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie kick off a new storyarc in "The Wicked + The Divine" #6, an issue with "great promise for what's still to come."
"Batman Eternal" #51 lets James Tynion IV, Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez answer the Cluemaster's secrets, even as next week's finale is put into motion.
"Wytches" #5 continues Scott Snyder, Jock and Matt Hollingsworth's trend of creating dark, dirty, claustrophobic series that lurk in the corner of your eye.
Reading "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 may very well doom this planet, but Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke make the apocalypse so very attractive.
"Strange Sports Stories" #1 may sound like a strange topic for Vertigo's latest anthology miniseries, but the premiere's four selections are all solid pieces that interpret the book's premise in different manners.
"Princess Ugg" #8 pays off the promises made in the series premiere as Ted Naifeh shows us how Princess Ugla's time in the "civilized" world benefits her own people in their war against the giants.
"Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses" #2 works great as a stand-alone issue as Orson and Beth get to know each other, even as long-time readers of David Lapham's crime comic will have much to appreciate.
At its core, "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #3 is a very standard superhero comic about a young hero starting a new life, but Ryan North and Erica Henderson coat it with a veneer of ridiculousness.
A second story arc kicks off in "Outcast" #7 but, while Paul Azaceta and Elizabeth Breitweiser's art continues to look outstanding, Robert Kirkman's story feels like it's slowing down more with each new issue.
"Batgirl" #40 wraps up the first Burnside story arc and Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr pull all the various plot threads together in a way that both satisfies and excites, even as it looks ahead to the future.
"The Sixth Gun: Dust to Dust" #1 is a book aimed squarely at those already a fan of "The Sixth Gun." It's not going to draw in anyone new, but Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's story might answer questions to the most die-hards.
"Action Comics" #40 is a cute one-off set on Bizarroworld but, by its nature as a single, slightly disposable issue, Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's comic never gains any real traction before its conclusion.
Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred wrap up their storyline pitting Surfer, Dawn and Newhaven refugees against Galactus in "Silver Surfer" #10.
Takeshi Miyazawa joins G. Willow Wilson for a three-issue arc that kicks off in "Ms. Marvel" #13, which brings Kamala's Inhuman heritage to the foreground, even as love is in the air.
"Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard" comes back for a third outing and Petersen, Buckingham, Young and Christenson show us that the Mouse Guard still have plenty of stories to be told.
"Southern Cross" #1 by Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger has a good premise -- a mystery set on a space freighter and a far-off moon -- but both story and art feel unusually stiff.
Even though it's a little heavy on exposition, Victor Gischler and Will Conrad make "Angel & Faith Season 10" #12 a solid comic as the series marches forward and the mystery of Fred's revival continues.
New artist Stjepan Sejic joins Kurtis J. Wiebe on "Rat Queens" #9 and, though the end of the world is still looming, the Rat Queens themselves are in good hands.
G. Willow Wilson has some good ideas in "X-Men" #25, but this is an issue that unfortunately feels like a half-finished comic from start to finish.
Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz wrap everything up in "Swamp Thing" #40 and, even with a slightly rushed sequence that contains months' worth of material, it's ultimately a satisfying conclusion.
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin and John Timms' "Harley Quinn" #15 follows Harley's entertaining adventures in pet-owning and saving others.