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Rat God #1

Richard Corben takes readers on a wild journey through the rugged wilderness, mixing times and stories in a fast-moving, mysterious new adventure.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Richard Corben
Artists:
Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, February 9th, 2015

Ant-Man #2

Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanas and Jordan Boyd all bring a light touch to a very fun and enjoyable "Ant-Man" #2, where things start to look up for Scott Lang as the ill-reputed superhero once again proves his character as a true hero.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, February 9th, 2015

Operation S.I.N. #2

The adventures of Howard Stark and Peggy Carter continue to trot through the early 1950s Marvel Universe in this story written by Kathryn Immonen and drawn by Rich Ellis.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kathryn Immonen
Artists:
Rich Ellis
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, February 9th, 2015

Angela: Asgard's Assassin #3

Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans give us a lot of pretty and fun things to look at in "Angela: Asgard's Assassin" #3, but there still doesn't seem to be a larger purpose to this series.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans, Le Beau Underwood
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 9th, 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man Prelude #1

"Marvel's Ant-Man Prelude" #1 checks in with Henry Pym in a story written by Will Corona Pilgrim and drawn by Miguel Sepulveda that is set "years ago."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Will Corona Pilgrim
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda, Bit
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, February 9th, 2015

Saga #25

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples kick off "Saga" #25, which re-establishes where all of its characters are, but the real meat of the issue is learning more about the Landfall/Wreath war.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 9th, 2015

Darth Vader #1

The Dark Lord of the Sith takes center stage in "Darth Vader" #1, written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Salvador Larroca.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, February 9th, 2015

Spawn #250

Todd McFarlane and Szymon Kudranski wrap up the saga of Jim Downing and welcome back an old friend in the uneven "Spawn" #250.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Todd McFarlane
Artists:
Szymon Kudranski, Jonboy Meyers
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, February 6th, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex #1

The X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces to stop the Black Vortex in Sam Humphries, Ed McGuinness, Kris Anka, Mark Farmer, Jay Leisten and Mark Morales' "Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Kris Anka, Mark Farmer, Jay Leisten, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, February 6th, 2015

Star Wars #2

Writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday continue to expand the new adventures of the Rebel Alliance in "Star Wars" #2, wherein Luke confronts Darth Vader.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, February 6th, 2015

Avengers #41

Behind the Bryan Hitch cover from "Ultimates" #1, writer Jonathan Hickman and Mike Deodato continue a tale of Incursions and woe in "Avengers" #41.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, February 6th, 2015

Ms. Marvel #11

Many of the book's initial storylines come to a close in "Ms. Marvel" #11 as G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona provide a satisfying issue where Ms. Marvel applies everything she's learned to date.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 5th, 2015

Postal #1

A postal worker accidentally uncovers a much larger problem in a town full of criminals in Bryan Edward Hill, Matt Hawkins and Isaac Goodhart's "Postal" #1.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
Bryan Edward Hill, Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Isaac Goodhart
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, February 5th, 2015

Hawkeye #21

"Hawkeye" #21 kicks off the first half of Matt Fraction, David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth's swan song on the title as the battle against the Tracksuit Draculas begins in earnest.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja, Raul Allen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 5th, 2015

Superman #38

"Superman" #38 is receiving a lot of attention due to a new costume and superpower for Superman but Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson's comic is more epilogue than climax.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, February 4th, 2015

Cluster #1

Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro take a lot of tried and true story elements and fuse them together in the aptly-titled "Cluster" #1, a science fiction thriller driven by well-defined characters and some unexpected change-ups.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Damian Couceiro
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, February 4th, 2015

Superman: Earth One, Vol. #3

Zod comes to Earth in Volume 3 of J. Michael Straczynski's "Superman: Earth One" while artist Ardian Syaf also joins the adventure.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, February 4th, 2015

Imperium #1

A new ongoing series featuring the next phase of Toyo Harada's power grab begins in "Imperium" #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite, containing the same quality characterization seen in "Harbinger" and a couple of other surpri

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, February 4th, 2015

Descender #1

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's engrossing new series explores a world where robots are outlawed through the lens of a lonely boy and his dog in space.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, February 3rd, 2015

Vertigo Quarterly: Black #1

"Vertigo Quarterly: Black" #1 has nine dark stories about death and evil, with the standout being Tom King and John Paul Leon's biographical piece about a WWI war hero.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Baillie, Mary HK Choi, Francesco Francavilla, Tom King, Jeff Lemire, Fabio Moon, Steven T. Seagle, Si Spencer, Gene Luen Yang
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla, Ana Galvañ, Teddy Kristiansen, Jeff Lemire, Sonny Liew, Fabio Moon, Will Morris
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 2nd, 2015

Wolverines #4

Ray Fawkes and Ariela Kristantina's "Wolverines" #4 is a confusing book that cannot be recommended.

Publisher:
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Ariela Kristantina
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, February 2nd, 2015

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #1

The inaugural title from the Comics Experience and IDW Publishing alliance is "Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit" #1 from writer Rob Anderson and artist Fernando Melek.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Rob Anderson
Artists:
Fernando Melek
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, February 2nd, 2015

King: The Phantom #1

Dynamite's 100th anniversary celebration of King Features Syndicate continues with "King: The Phantom" #1 from writer Brian Clevinger and artist Brent Schoonover.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Brian Clevinger
Artists:
Brent Schoonover
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, February 2nd, 2015

All-New Invaders #14

After seventy five years, the Human Torch's sidekick Toro -- who faces a welcome transformation after a well-written bonding moment with his old partner -- gets the spotlight in James Robinson and Steve Pugh's "All-New Invaders" #14.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, February 2nd, 2015

New Avengers #29

Reed Richards catches everyone up on the last eight months in Jonathan Hickman, Kev Walker and Scott Hanna's "New Avengers" #29.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Kev Walker, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, February 2nd, 2015

Sex Criminals #10

The SeX-Men begin to build their ranks even as we get the unsexiest reason ever to become an OB/GYN, courtesy of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky in "Sex Criminals" #10. Also, a food court.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 2nd, 2015

Nova #26

"Nova" #26 has Gerry Duggan, John Timms and Roberto Poggi teach Sam Alexander an important lesson: don't give away your secret identity. Otherwise, Carnage might come knocking on your front door.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
John Timms, Roberto Poggi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 30th, 2015

Batman Eternal #43

"Batman Eternal" #43 has finally caught up with last year's preview story in "Batman" #28 and James Tynion IV, David LaFuente and company finally show us what's next for Gotham City.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley
Artists:
David LaFuente, Victor Olazaba, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 30th, 2015

Effigy #1

A corpse turns up with a surprising connection to former child star Chondra Jackson in Tim Seeley and Marley Sarcone's "Effigy" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Marley Sarcone
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, January 30th, 2015

Casanova: Acedia #1

In "Casanova: Acedia" #1 by Matt Fraction, Fábio Moon, Michael Chabon and Gabriel Bá, Casanova Quinn is working in California with no memory of who he is just as the end of the world approaches.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon
Artists:
Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, January 30th, 2015

The Multiversity: Guidebook #1

The deceiving title of "The Multiversity: Guidebook" #1 conceals a lynchpin tale in Grant Morrison's sprawling epic and also includes profiles for each of the fifty-two universes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Marcus To, Paulo Siqueira, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, Gary Frank, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, David Finch, Juan Jose Ryp, Cameron Stewart, Joe Prado, Bryan Hitch, Dan Jurgens, Mike Hawthorne, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jake Wyatt, Jae Lee, Ben Oliver, Kalman An
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, January 30th, 2015

Thor #4

It's old Thor vs. new Thor in "Thor" #4 as Jason Aaron demonstrates his adeptness with two incarnations of the character, while Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson showcase a great showdown.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, January 30th, 2015

Neverboy #1

Neverboy tries to escape to a new reality, but his time may have run out in Shaun Simon and Tyler Jenkins' "Neverboy" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Shaun Simon
Artists:
Tyler Jenkins
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, January 30th, 2015

Gotham Academy #4

Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl give readers a little bit of Hogwarts, a little bit of Mystery Machine and a healthy dose of Gotham in "Gotham Academy" #4.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, January 30th, 2015

Quantum & Woody Must Die #1

Rising star Steve Lieber jumps on board like a duck to water with the all new "Quantum & Woody Must Die" #1 alongside veteran Valiant writer James Asmus.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, January 29th, 2015

The Black Hood #1

Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos reimagine the Black Hood with a realistic noir bent in "The Black Hood" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Circle Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Michael Gaydos
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, January 29th, 2015

Uncanny Avengers #1

"Uncanny Avengers" #1 gives readers a whole new batch of Avengers in a tale written by Rick Remender and gorgeously drawn by Daniel Acuña.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Daniel Acuña
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, January 29th, 2015

Gotham by Midnight #3

"Gotham by Midnight" #3 continues the series' strong progress as Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith give us Detective Drake's background, even as the present deals with a demon living in someone's shadow.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Ben Templesmith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 28th, 2015

Amazing X-Men #16

The concept behind "Amazing X-Men" #16, where the Ruby of Cytorrak calls out for a new host, is a solid one. Christopher Yost and Jorge Fornes's comic, though, suffers from erratic art and a plot that stalls for time.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Jorge Fornes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 28th, 2015

Bitch Planet #2

"Bitch Planet" #2 has Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro switch between Earth and Bitch Planet as the scope of the series becomes much more than a simple prison story.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Valentine De Landro
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 28th, 2015
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