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Doctor Fate #1

The new Doctor Fate is in, and Paul Levitz and Sonny Liew's "Doctor Fate" #1 goes back to the Egyptian roots of the character in a setting where gods and epic floods crash into the world.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Sonny Liew
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 18th, 2015

Justice League of America #1

Bryan Hitch pulls double duty as writer and penciller, delivering a somewhat inconsistent but overall enjoyable introduction in "Justice League of America" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Hitch
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques, Wade Von Grawbadger, Andrew Currie
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, June 18th, 2015

Martian Manhunter #1

Rob Williams and Eddy Barrows' "Martian Manhunter" #1 gives everyone's favorite green Martian another chance at an ongoing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 18th, 2015

Archie vs. Predator #3

Alex de Campi, Fernando Ruiz and Rich Koslowski prove that two vastly disparate franchises can share the same comic -- mostly -- in "Archie vs. Predator" #3.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Alex de Campi
Artists:
Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, June 17th, 2015

Ghostbusters: Get Real #1

Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening bring the Ghostbusters and the cartoon-based "real" Ghostbusters together in "Ghostbusters: Get Real" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Erik Burnham
Artists:
Dan Schoening
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 17th, 2015

Black Canary #1

All aboard the "Black Canary" tour bus, as this foursome secretly fronted by a superhero quickly discover that Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu throw more than just overzealous fans into the audience.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Annie Wu
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 17th, 2015

Runaways #1

It's final exam time at the Victor Von Doom Institute for Gifted Youths in Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene's "Runaways" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson
Artists:
Sanford Greene
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Tue, June 16th, 2015

Squadron Sinister #1

A promising cover by Carlos Pacheco and Mariano Taibo gives way to an even deeper and more engaging character-driven story by Marc Guggenheim in "Squadron Sinister" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Carlos Pacheco, Mariano Taibo
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, June 16th, 2015

Thors #1

In "Thors" #1, Jason Aaron and Chris Sprouse give some personality to the Thor corps that patrol Battleworld in "Secret Wars."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, June 16th, 2015

Injection #2

In "Injection" #2 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, Maria asks for a sandwich, Vivek declines a sandwich and Simeon breaks some heads, but it's still not clear what the Injection is.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 15th, 2015

Gotham Academy #7

When Olive's away, Maps will play in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Mingjue Helen Chen's "Gotham Academy" #7.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Mingjue Helen Chen
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, June 15th, 2015

Strange Fruit #1

In the gorgeous "Strange Fruit" #1, J.G. Jones and Mark Waid give readers a stunning view of racism and superheroism in the early 20th century.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
J.G. Jones, Mark Waid
Artists:
J.G. Jones
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 15th, 2015

Red Hood/Arsenal #1

Scott Lobdell and Denis Medri give readers one extended scene to cover nineteen pages in "Red Hood/Arsenal" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Denis Medri
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 15th, 2015

Silver Surfer #12

Life is a little too perfect on New Newhaven but, despite the predictable (and slightly rushed) plot, Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred still bring some charm to "Silver Surfer" #12.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 12th, 2015

Long Distance #1

In "Long Distance" #1 by Thom Zahler, a hyper kid in a Batman costume makes it possible for ad agency artist Carter Blue and scientist Lee Smith to fall in love.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Thom Zahler
Artists:
Thom Zahler
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, June 12th, 2015

Chrononauts #4

Unwelcome plot twists partially undo Mark Millar's otherwise thrilling conclusion to "Chrononauts" #4, weakening the overall story but still showcasing time-blending excitement captured by Sean Gordon Murphy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, June 12th, 2015

Catwoman #41

Genevieve Valentine and David Messina's "Catwoman" #41 is filled with exposition to bring readers up to speed on Selina Kyle's activities and supporting cast.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Genevieve Valentine
Artists:
David Messina
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 12th, 2015

1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1

Angela and Serah hunt the Witchbreed in Marguerite Bennett, Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans and Marguerite Sauvage's "1602 Witch Hunter Angela" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett, Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Stephanie Hans, Marguerite Sauvage
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, June 12th, 2015

New Suicide Squad #9

"New Suicide Squad" #9 joins writer Sean Ryan with new artist Philippe Briones, and so far the book feels more topical and on-track as the Squad infiltrates a splinter of the League of Assassins.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Philippe Briones
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 11th, 2015

Constantine: The Hellblazer #1

"Constantine: The Hellblazer" #1 brings John Constantine his latest ongoing series, and Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo bring a good helping of horror, backstabbing and mystery.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Riley Rossmo
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, June 11th, 2015

Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #1

"Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos" #1 is a complete misnomer of a title, as writer Gerry Duggan, artist Salva Espin and Deadpool himself demonstrate to readers in this "Secret Wars" spinoff.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Salva Espin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 11th, 2015

Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps #1

Taking to the skies of Battleworld, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson and David Lopez introduce Carol Danvers and the Banshee Squadron in "Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 11th, 2015

Barb Wire #1

Writer Chris Warner returns to his creation, giving readers a new "Barb Wire" #1 with Patrick Oliffe on art.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chris Warner
Artists:
Patrick Oliffe, Tom Nguyen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 11th, 2015

Marvel Zombies #1

Simon Spurrier and Kev Walker's "Marvel Zombies" #1 introduces readers to the Shield and its tough-as-nails Section Commander, Elsa Bloodstone.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 11th, 2015

Detective Comics #41

Harvey Bullock is forced to consider his feelings on the new Batman in "Detective Comics" #41 by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellatto and Fernando Blanco.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellatto
Artists:
Fernando Blanco
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, June 11th, 2015

Starfire #1

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, having worked their writing magic on Harley Quinn, spread the love along to "Starfire" #1 with Emanuela Lupacchino, bringing a breath of fresh air to the character.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 10th, 2015

All-Star Section Eight #1

Garth Ennis and John McCrea's "All-Star Section Eight" #1 is a purposely gross and entertaining attack on the very idea of returning to a long-dormant concept.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
John McCrea
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, June 10th, 2015

X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special #1

In a single standalone issue, Robert Venditti and CAFU span millennia and the origin of the X-O Manowar armor in "X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special" #1.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Cafu
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, June 10th, 2015

Batman #41

Jim Gordon is the new caped crusader in "Batman" #41, as Scott Synder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki walk us through Gordon's decision to take over the role and an early run out in the suit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, June 10th, 2015

Weirdworld #1

Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo cobble together elements from the Marvel multiverse that don't fit anywhere else within "Secret Wars" and build a splendidly rich, darkly beautiful world of fantasy adventure in "Weirdworld" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Del Mundo
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, June 9th, 2015

Ghost Racers #1

On the outskirts of Doomstadt, the capital of Battleworld, sits the Killiseum, where five creepy combatants compete in Felipe Smith and Juan Gedeon's "Ghost Racers" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Felipe Smith
Artists:
Juan Gedeon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, June 9th, 2015

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #1

"Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians" #1 by Ricardo Delgado is a wordless story that follows the adventures of a lonely but cunning Spinosaurus in prehistoric Egypt.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Ricardo Delgado
Artists:
Ricardo Delgado
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 8th, 2015

The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #1

Brian Hurtt steps into the driver's seat for "The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death" #1, as he and A.C. Zamudio journey into the past before the Six have gone on the move, but equally dangerous things still lurk.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Brian Hurtt
Artists:
A.C. Zamudio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Green Lantern #41

Hal Jordan has a new weapon and a new purpose in Robert Venditti and Billy Tan's "Green Lantern" #41.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 8th, 2015

The Covenant #1

Rob Liefeld and Matt Horak's biblical adventure kicks off in "The Covenant" #1, but its ambition sadly outreaches its reality.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rob Liefeld
Artists:
Matt Horak
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Giant Size: Little Marvel: AvX #1

Skottie Young delivers a few kid-size laughs while never being worse than amusing in the form of "Giant Size: Little Marvels: AvX" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Midnighter #1

"Midnighter" #1 gives the "Stormwatch" and "Authority" character his own series and, while Steve Orlando and ACO spend a lot of time creating the overall setting, it's off to an excellent start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Orlando
Artists:
ACO, Hugo Petrus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Action Comics #41

The best Superman creative team pre-"Convergence" triumphantly returns, as Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder deal with the fallout of Superman's revealed identity in "Action Comics" #41.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Armor Wars #1

"Armor Wars" #1 brings readers to the domain of Technopolis, where writer James Robinson and artist Marcio Takara introduce Baron Tony Stark.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Bat-Mite #1

Banished from his home dimension, Bat-Mite turns his attention to a whole new batch of subjects to "fix" in "Bat-Mite" #1, written by Dan Jurgens and drawn by Corin Howell.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Corin Howell, Andres Ponce
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 5th, 2015
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