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Silver Surfer #2

In "Silver Surfer" #2, Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred subtly shift cast members past and present into different roles as a new invasion of Earth begins, but no one's position is guaranteed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 18th, 2016

Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1

The setting might be the prototypical suburban utopia with a dark secret, but Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley's "Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill" #1 puts a fresh spin on the idea.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, February 18th, 2016

Power Man and Iron Fist #1

Luke Cage and Iron Fist tie up some loose ends but get more than they bargained for in David Walker and Sanford Greene's "Power Man and Iron Fist" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Walker
Artists:
Sanford Greene
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, February 17th, 2016

Jonesy #1

Jonesy puts her secret powers to use on Valentine's Day in Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle's "Jonesy" #1.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Caitlin Rose Boyle
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, February 15th, 2016

James Bond #4

In Warren Ellis and Jason Masters' "James Bond" #4, Bond avoids falling into one trap only to be caught by another.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 15th, 2016

Ms. Marvel #4

In G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "Ms. Marvel" #4, Kamala's workload gets so bad she admits that she can't do it all, but -- instead of cutting back -- she reaches for a solution that is destined to fail spectacularly.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Nico Leon
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 15th, 2016

Spider-Gwen #5

Gwen is nowhere to be found in this issue, but that doesn't stop Jason Latour and Chris Visions from advancing the story in a tense and stylish way in "Spider-Gwen" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Chris Visions
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, February 15th, 2016

Batman #49

As Gotham crumbles, Bruce Wayne asks Alfred to make the hardest decision of his life in Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Yanick Paquette's gut-wrenching "Batman" #49.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, February 12th, 2016

Jem and the Holograms: Valentine's Day Special #1

The Holograms and the Misfits get hit with a love potion in Kelly Thompson and Jen Bartel's "Jem and the Holograms: Valentine's Day Special" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kelly Thompson
Artists:
Jen Bartel
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, February 12th, 2016

Spider-Man/Deadpool #2

Deadpool asks Spider-Man for some important advice and gets caught up in a Goblin attack in Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness' "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, February 12th, 2016

Deadpool #7

Deadpool takes readers on a whirlwind tour of his life in Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish's "Deadpool" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Cullen Bunn, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Amy Chu, Tim Seeley, Mike Hawthorne
Artists:
Scott Koblish, Tyler Crook, Danilo Beyruth, Emilio Laiso, Mike Norton, Mike Hawthrone, Terry Pallot, Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, February 12th, 2016

Darth Vader #16

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Dark Lord is exactly the character readers have come to expect, which is both the strength and weakness of "Darth Vader" #16.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, February 11th, 2016

The Dark and Bloody #1

Shawn Aldridge and Scott Godlewski establish the characters than the horror in "The Dark and Bloody" #1, although the arrival of the horrific menace disrupts the issue as much as enhancing it.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Shawn Aldridge
Artists:
Scott Godlewski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, February 11th, 2016

Abe Sapien #31

Mike Mignola, Scott Allie and Sebastian Fiumara's "Abe Sapien" #31 gives us a follow up to last month's history of occultism and plunges us into the depths of the Black School as Strobl learns more about Abe Sapien's origins.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 11th, 2016

Injection #7

"Injection" #7 has handsome art thanks to Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, but Warren Ellis' story feels like it's already losing steam as the Injection becomes a random menace of the week.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 11th, 2016

Klaus #3

In Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's "Klaus" #3, Klaus confronts the Baron in dramatic fashion.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Dan Mora
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, February 8th, 2016

Paper Girls #5

In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #5, Tiff, Mac and KJ fight a woman on a dinosaur and Erin makes a decision not to listen to her elders.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 8th, 2016

The Vision #4

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez's "The Vision" #4 answers some of the questions that have boiling since the end of the debut issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 8th, 2016

Captain America: Sam Wilson #6

What does a modern Captain America story look like? In the case of "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #6, it involves villains who have a company "too big to fail," and only Nick Spencer, Joe Bennett and Belardino Brabo could make this fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Joe Bennett, Belardino Brabo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 8th, 2016

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #23

"Angel & Faith: Season 10" #23 roars towards the series' conclusion, and Victor Gischler and Will Conrad do a great job pulling the pieces together as everything goes from bad to worse.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 8th, 2016

Detective Comics #49

As the second half of "The Bronze Age" continues in "Detective Comics" #49, Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin settle into the title as more statue-inspired murders move through Gotham.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 5th, 2016

Dejah Thoris #1

Dejah Thoris loses her throne and her identity in Frank J. Barbiere and Francesco Manna's "Dejah Thoris" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Frank J. Barbiere
Artists:
Francesco Manna
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, February 5th, 2016

Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1

Deadpool leads a group of Z-listers on a smash-and-grab operation that may have universal ramifications in Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin's "Deadpool and the Mercs for Money" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, February 5th, 2016

Midnighter #9

What starts as a simple mission to steal an alien gun quickly spins wildly out of control in Steve Orlando, ACO, and Hugo Petrus' "Midnighter" #9, which introduces a foe who might just be able to stop Midnighter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Orlando
Artists:
ACO, Hugo Petrus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 5th, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man #7

Spidey faces Mr. Negative and a cleverly altered Cloak & Dagger in Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's "Amazing Spider-Man" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Matteo Buffagni
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, February 5th, 2016

Captain Marvel #2

Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Kris Anka provide thrills and intrigue as an abandoned spaceship looms in "Captain Marvel" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters
Artists:
Kris Anka
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 4th, 2016

Action Comics #49

The Savage Dawn crossover continues into Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder, Ardian Syaf, and company's "Action Comics" #49, where a new scion of Vandal Savage appears and Superman's abilities go wild when exposed to Kryptonite.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Jonathan Glapion, Scott Hanna, Sandra Hope, Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, February 4th, 2016

Invincible Iron Man #6

Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato's "Invincible Iron Man" #6 features a stagnant story, contrived character involvement and art containing some surprising lapses.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, February 4th, 2016

Spider-Man #1

Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli introduce Miles Morales to the Main Marvel Universe and establish him in a new, yet familiar setting in "Spider-Man" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli, Gaetano Carlucci
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, February 3rd, 2016

Mirror #1

In Emma Rios and Hwei Lim's "Mirror" #1, a young mage who works with talking animals is driven to a breaking point when he must weigh duty and power against love and mercy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Emma Rios
Artists:
Hwei Lim
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Tue, February 2nd, 2016

Daredevil #3

The Hand comes looking for Tenfingers and what he stole in Charles Soule and Ron Garney's "Daredevil" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, February 1st, 2016

Grayson #16

In Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin's "Grayson" #16, Dick and Tony go rogue and partner up to take out Spyral's other agents with hilarious results.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 1st, 2016

The Omega Men #8

The Omega Men reveal the secret of Voorl to Kyle Rayner in Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" #8.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Barnaby Bagenda
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, February 1st, 2016

Black Magick #4

In Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's "Black Magick" #4, an autopsy reveals a lead only Rowan recognizes, while two very different kinds of witch hunters set foot in Portsmouth.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Nicola Scott
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 1st, 2016

Old Man Logan #1

An older version of Wolverine wakes up in the present, convinced he can stop his future from happening, in Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's "Old Man Logan" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, February 1st, 2016

Hellboy Winter Special 2016 #1

"Hellboy Winter Special 2016" has some interesting winter-themed stories from a variety of creators, but almost all of them feel like they aren't quite the right length.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Chris Roberson, Chelsea Cain, Dean Rankine
Artists:
Tim Sale, Michael Walsh, Michael Avon Oeming, Dean Rankine
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 29th, 2016

Superman #48

Gene Luen Yang, Howard Porter and Ardian Syaf continue to explore the nature of Superman's heroism in "Superman" #48, where the Man of Steel fights to win even with no powers.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gene Luen Yang
Artists:
Howard Porter, Ardian Syaf, Don Ho, Jerome K. Moore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 29th, 2016

All-New Inhumans #3

James Asmus, Charles Soule, Stefano Caselli and Andres Mossa continue to cement the identities of both the team and its members while maintaining tension, even during slower moments, in "All-New Inhumans" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Charles Soule
Artists:
Stefano Caselli
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, January 29th, 2016

Black Canary #7

The Quietus arrives and the band rallies to stop it in "Black Canary" #7, where Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu use the language of comics to best show its rampage.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Annie Wu
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 29th, 2016

Extraordinary X-Men #6

Jeff Lemire and Victor Ibanez launch a new storyline in "Extraordinary X-Men" #6, where the team travels to Weirdworld with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Victor Ibanez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 28th, 2016
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