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Jem and the Holograms #9

Kelly Thompson and Emma Vieceli wrap up "Virus!" in "Jem and the Holograms" #9 as the costume party kicks into high gear, and there are several literal cliffhangers ahead.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kelly Thompson
Artists:
Emma Vieceli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 23rd, 2015

Captain America: Sam Wilson #3

"Captain America: Sam Wilson" #3 walks the line between serious and silly as Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuña and Mike Choi bring back the dreaded... CapWolf?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Daniel Acuna, Mike Choi
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 23rd, 2015

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

Brian Azzarello and Andy Kubert join Frank Miller and Klaus Janson for "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #1, establishing a strong but tentative middle ground between the two previous series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, November 23rd, 2015

Extraordinary X-Men #2

Mutants continue to get shoved around in the depressing "Extraordinary X-Men" #2 by Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, November 20th, 2015

Ms. Marvel #1

In G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona's "Ms. Marvel" #1, Kamala Khan has growing pains as she becomes "Super Famous" and confronts changes in her friends, her neighborhood and herself.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Takeshi Miyazawa, Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, November 20th, 2015

Usagi Yojimbo #150

Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #150 shows us the dark side of a strict honor code, as a visitor from the other side of the world uses a promise for a dreadful request.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 20th, 2015

Astro City #29

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson use "Astro City" #29 to show us what it's like to grow up as a member of the enemy, other-dimensional race our heroes regularly fight against.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 20th, 2015

Red Thorn #1

David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick's "Red Thorn" #1 has an attractive, dreamy look to its pages, but its story involving missing siblings and drawings that come to life moves a little too fast.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Baillie
Artists:
Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 19th, 2015

Batman: Europa #1

Over a decade in the making, "Batman: Europa" #1 is set both in Gotham and Berlin, but Matteo Casali, Brian Azzarello, Guiseppe Camuncoli and Jim Lee's comic feels as cosmopolitan as an average convenience store.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matteo Casali, Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Guiseppe Camuncoli, Jim Lee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 19th, 2015

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1

"Book of Death" may have foretold Gilad Anni-Padda's final days, but he's still around in Robert Venditti and Raúl Allén's "Wrath of the Eternal Warrior" #1.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Raul Allen, Patricia Martin, David Astruga
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 18th, 2015

Jughead #2

While the regime at Riverdale High is new, Jughead is still the same in Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson's "Jughead" #2, where he schemes his way around detention.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Erica Henderson
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 18th, 2015

The Mighty Thor #1

Jane faces down cancer and war between the realms in Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's "The Mighty Thor" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Tue, November 17th, 2015

Star Wars: Vader Down #1

The paths of the two ongoing "Star Wars" titles converge in "Star Wars: Vader Down" #1 by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, where both creators show off their skill in adapting the franchise.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, November 17th, 2015

Spider-Woman #1

Jessica Drew goes on maternity leave and finds herself in even bigger trouble in "Spider-Woman" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, November 17th, 2015

Carnage #1

A group of military personnel and familiar faces try to end the threat of Carnage once and for all but get more than they bargained for in Gerry Conway and Mike Perkins' "Carnage" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Mike Perkins
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, November 16th, 2015

Last Sons of America #1

In Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith's "Last Sons of America" #1, an epidemic of infertility leads to a dangerously high rise in the demand for adoptable kids.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artists:
Matthew Dow Smith
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 16th, 2015

Batman/Superman #26

There are some nice little character moments in "Batman/Superman" #26, but -- on the whole -- Greg Pak, Ardian Syaf, Cliff Richards and Vicente Cifuentes' comic is lacking any real pep.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Cliff Richards, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 16th, 2015

Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1

In many ways, Green Lantern feels the most removed from godhood in "Justice League: Darkseid War," which is probably why Tom King and Evan Shaner have such an uphill battle to make this comic work.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 16th, 2015

The Twilight Children #2

In Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #2, Tito's wandering eye and choice of men has newer, more dangerous consequences, while Bundo and Felix's investigation of the orbs lead to more supernatural occurre

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 16th, 2015

All-New Wolverine #1

Wolverine stops an assassination attempt but uncovers part of her past in Tom Taylor, David Lopez and David Navarrot's "All-New Wolverine" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
David Lopez, David Navarrot
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, November 16th, 2015

The Autumnlands #7

Dusty and the Great Champion are stranded in the wilderness in "The Autumnlands" #7.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Benjamin Dewey
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 16th, 2015

The Walking Dead #148

Rick must make a difficult decision to stop the community from imploding while Alpha deals with repercussions of her actions in "The Walking Dead" #148 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, November 16th, 2015

Slash & Burn #1

Meet Rosheen, firefighter by trade, pyromaniac by proclivity, in "Slash & Burn" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Max Dunbar, Ande Parks
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, November 13th, 2015

All-New Hawkeye #1

"All-New Hawkeye" #1 might as well be "All-New Hawkeye" #6, as Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez pick up right where they left off, dealing with the fallout of letting three weaponized children get taken away.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 13th, 2015

Illuminati #1

A lot of the beats in "Illuminati" #1 will feel familiar, but Joshua Williamson and Shawn Crystal's story of Titania trying to live life on the up-and-up has a charm that can't be denied.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Shawn Crystal
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 13th, 2015

Web Warriors #1

Mike Costa and David Baldeon deftly mix Spider-realities to make "Web Warriors" #1 a fun romp through the multiverse.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa, Robbie Thompson
Artists:
David Baldeon, Denis Medri, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, November 13th, 2015

Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam #1

Steve Orlando and Scott Kolins take a simple idea -- replacing the gods fueling Shazam's powers -- and turn it into an engrossing look at power structures of all sorts in "Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Orlando
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, November 12th, 2015

All-New, All-Different Avengers #1

Mark Waid brings strong characterization while Adam Kubert and Mahmud Asrar add both cinematic thrills and emotional tension to "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert, Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, November 12th, 2015

The Wicked + The Divine #16

Kieron Gillen and Leila Del Duca's "The Wicked + The Divine" #16 establishes a genuinely threatening cast member while throwing some surprises.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Leila Del Duca
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, November 11th, 2015

Batman #46

"Superheavy" continues in "Batman" #46 as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo provide bookend matchups between Batman and Mister Bloom.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, November 11th, 2015

DMC #2

DMC must face off against a corporate drug scheme affecting civilians and superheroes alike in the anthology-sized "DMC" #2.

Publisher:
Darryl Makes Comics
Writer:
Amy Chu, David Walker, Darryl McDaniels, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Greg Pak
Artists:
Juan Doe, Sung Goo Won, Marcus Williams, Afu Chan, Elliot Fernandez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, November 10th, 2015

Hercules #1

Hercules fits one more monster into his schedule in Dan Abnett and Luke Ross' "Hercules" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
Luke Ross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 9th, 2015

Velvet #12

In Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #12, Velvet and her former colleagues at ARC-7 match wits as with each side tries to play the other.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 9th, 2015

Drax #1

CM Punk, Cullen Bunn and Scott Hepburn launch "Drax" #1 by trying to prove he's the Best in the World.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
CM Punk, Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, November 9th, 2015

We Stand On Guard #5

Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce's "We Stand On Guard" #5 sets up next month's grand conclusion, but it's the background details and the supporting characters who are the most intriguing parts of the comic.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Steve Skroce
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 9th, 2015

Unfollow #1

Rob Williams and Mike Dowling's "Unfollow" #1 finds the inheritance of a vast fortune divided up through social media.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Mike Dowling
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, November 6th, 2015

Nova #1

Sean Ryan and Cory Smith are the new "Nova" creative team for the series' relaunch, but Sam Alexander's new status quo feels sadly underwhelming.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Cory Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 6th, 2015

Monstress #1

In Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "Monstress" #1, Maika looks for answers -- or is it revenge? -- to control the monster she's linked to.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, November 6th, 2015

The Vision #1

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta create a decidedly different take on a classic Avenger in "The Vision" #1, as the team's most famous synthezoid forms a family and moves into the suburbs of Washington, DC.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 6th, 2015

Midnighter #6

"Midnighter" #6 shows us what happens when a relationship gone public has consequences for loved ones, even as Steve Orlando, ACO and Hugo Petrus keep us guessing on what's next for our masked hero.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Orlando
Artists:
ACO, Hugo Petrus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 6th, 2015
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