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Secret Wars 2099 #1

"Secret Wars 2099" #1 by Peter David and Will Sliney is a "Secret Wars" event tie-in, but it reads like a regular debut comic, one that is devoted to introducing a new team: Avengers 2099.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Will Sliney
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Action Comics #2

"Convergence: Action Comics" #2 pits Power Girl and Superman against the "Red Son" Wonder Woman, but Justin Gray and Claude St. Aubin's story feels like a bit of filler material.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #1

"M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin" #1 seems to be going for comedy, but Christopher Yost, Amilcar Pinn, and Terry Pallot's story of M.O.D.O.K. in the realm of Killville never quite hits its target.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Amilcar Pinna, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Detective Comics #2

"Convergence: Detective Comics" #2 has a bit less of the thrill of its premiere issue, but Len Wein, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's story of pre-"Crisis" Earth-2's Batman progeny clash with the "Red Son" Superma

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Booster Gold #2

Turning time back a bit, "Convergence: Booster Gold" #2 brings twenty-two pages of comic book story from writer Dan Jurgens and artist Alvaro Martinez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Fresh Romance #1

"Fresh Romance" #1 by Kate Leth, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn and Sally Jane Thompson has three stories featuring high school rivalry, a reluctant marriage and a magical matchmaker.

Publisher:
Rosy Press
Writer:
Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn
Artists:
Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sally Jane Thompson
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Sandman: Overture #5

"The Sandman: Overture" #5 slowly rumbles towards a conclusion as Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III introduce us to the mother of the Endless, even as salvation arrives from an unlikely source.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46

Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz and Mateus Santolouco continue to turn the screws on the heroes in the dense and thrilling "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #46.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz
Artists:
Mateus Santolouco
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Material #1

Ales Kot and Will Tempest examine 21st century American life through several different protagonists in the thoughtful and somber "Material" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Will Tempest
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Ragnarok #5

In the incredible "Ragnarok" #5, Walter Simonson continues his tale of the Thunder God returned from the dead.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Walter Simonson
Artists:
Walter Simonson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Shazam! #2

"Convergence: Shazam!" #2 is a joy to read as it revels in its old school look and classic sensibilities, courtesy Jeff Parker, Evan "Doc" Shaner and Jordie Bellaire.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 29th, 2015

X-Men '92 #1

Chris Sims, Chad Bowers and Scott Koblish take readers back to the '90s in the fun Infinite Comic, "X-Men '92" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Sims, Chad Bowers
Artists:
Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, May 29th, 2015

All-New Hawkeye #3

"All-New Hawkeye" #3 puts Clint and Kate on a S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier, where writer Jeff Lemire and artist Ramón Pérez reveal "it ain't all flying cars and super spies."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Secret Wars Journal #1

In "Secret Wars Journal" #1, Pru Shen, Matthew Rosenberg, Ramon Bachs and Luca Pizzari reimagine two tales from properties like Punisher and Moon Knight.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Pru Shen, Matthew Rosenberg
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Luca Pizzari
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Where Monsters Dwell #1

Under the "Secret Wars" banner, writer Garth Ennis and artist Russ Braun bring the Phantom Eagle back to action in the pages of "Where Monsters Dwell" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Inferno #1

"Inferno" #1 has Dennis Hopeless and Javier Garron take us to a portion of Battleworld where Limbo's demons reign supreme, but fans of the original crossover won't find much more than superficial connections between the two.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Javier Garron
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Convergence #8

"Convergence" #8 has Jeff King, Scott Lobdell and a host of artists bring the event to a conclusion but, in the end, it feels surprisingly hurried after multiple issues where not much happened.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff King, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Stephen Segovia, Carlo Pagulayan, Eduardo Pansica, Ethan Van Sciver, Jason Paz, Scott Hanna, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #3 takes readers to witness Sabrina Spellman's witching communion.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Robert Hack
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Invincible #120

Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley wrap up the gigantic Battle Beast/Thragg battle before settling down with Mark and Atom on their new homeworld.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Augie De Blieck Jr.
Thu, May 28th, 2015

Old Man Logan #1

In Brian Michael Bendis and Andrea Sorrentino's amazing "Old Man Logan" #1, Logan is a drifter trying to fix a world he helped break.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, May 28th, 2015

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1

The Voice Unheard reaches out to Greenland to spread the message of resistance in Charles Soule and John Timms' "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
John Timms, Roberto Poggi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 28th, 2015

The Infinity Gauntlet #1

Dustin Weaver and Gerry Duggan deliver a high-octane cosmic adventure in "The Infinity Gauntlet" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Dustin Weaver
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 28th, 2015

Jem and the Holograms #3

Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #3 advances Pizzazz and the Misfits' continuing plots against Jem.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell
Artists:
Sophie Campbell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Kaptara #2

In Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod's "Kaptara" #2, Keith Kanga tries to settle into his new life on Kaptara, but politics and guilt interfere with his plan to ignore his home planet.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Kagan McLeod
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1

Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli's "Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars" #1 humorously retcons the original 1984 event by giving the Merc With A Mouth a starring role.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy #27

Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti bring this volume of "Guardians of the Galaxy" to a close in its 27th issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Valerio Schiti
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Convergence: New Teen Titans #2

The New Teen Titans from Marv Wolfman and George Perez's classic series face off against the Tangent Doom Patrol in "Convergence: New Teen Titans" #2, written by Wolfman and drawn by Nicola Scott.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Valhalla Mad #1

The gods have come back for all of our beer in Joe Casey and Paul Maybury's highly entertaining "Valhalla Mad" #1

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Paul Maybury
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Usagi Yojimbo #145

"Usagi Yojimbo" #145 has the series resume its normal publishing schedule, and it's been well worth the wait, as Stan Sakai brings back old faces in a way that's new-reader friendly.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Lumberjanes #14

In Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #14, the girls are plunged into an unnatural winter and, when Jen is separated from the other girls, it's up to Rosie to head to the rescue.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters
Artists:
Brooke Allen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Convergence: Justice League of America #2

The much-maligned Justice League Detroit is given the chance to win readers' hearts and save their city in Fabian Nicieza and ChrisCross' "Convergence: Justice League of America" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Ultimate End #1

Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley smash together the 616 and 1610 universes just in time for the end of the world in "Ultimate End" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Fade Out #6

Charlie and Gil both make dramatic choices in Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fade Out" #6.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Convergence: Hawkman #2

"Convergence: Hawkman" #2 looks utterly gorgeous, thanks to Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena's art. Don't let that distract you from Jeff Parker's story, though, which offers a beautiful coda to both pre-"Crisis" DC Comic

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Tim Truman, Enrique Alcatena
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Starve #1

In Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj's excellent "Starve" #1, a celebrity chef returns to America to take back his life.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Danijel Zezelj
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Wytches #6

From the first page of "Wytches" #6, Scott Snyder, Jock, Matt Hollingsworth and Clem Robins let readers know "this is not an ending."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Convergence: Wonder Woman #2

After a surprisingly compelling first issue, Larry Hama and Aaron Lopresti's "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #2 falls into a series of standard and unappealing fight scenes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Larry Hama
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Secret Wars: Battleworld #1

Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson go for straightforward action while Ed Brisson and Scott Hepburn go more for laughs in "Secret Wars: Battleworld" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson, Ed Brisson
Artists:
Mike Henderson, Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Convergence #7

Thanks largely to Aaron Lopresti's art, "Convergence" #7 is the best of the bunch to date, but writers Jeff King and Scott Lobdell still haven't found the epic scale event sagas deserve.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff King, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Daredevil #15.1

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee welcome Marc Guggenheim and Peter Krause to "Daredevil" #15.1, giving readers a peek into "Man Without Fear: The Autobiography of Matt Murdock."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Marc Guggenheim, Chris Samnee
Artists:
Chris Samnee, Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 21st, 2015
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