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Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1

Pre-"Crisis" Batman tries to solve the mystery of the dome in Mark Andreyko and Carlos D'Anda's solid "Convergence: Batman and The Outsiders" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Mark Andreyko
Artists:
Carlos D'Anda
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Kaptara #1

Keith finds himself on an alien planet in Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod's "Kaptara" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Kagan McLeod
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Convergence: New Teen Titans #1

In "Convergence: New Teen Titans" #1 by Marv Wolfman and Nicola Scott, the Teen Titans are pitted against the Doom Patrol to kill or be killed, while Nightwing and Starfire come close to breaking up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, April 24th, 2015

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

The galaxy is in trouble and only Kitty Pryde can save it in Sam Humphries, Ed McGuinness and Javier Garrón's "Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Javier Garrón, Marte Gracia
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Star Wars #4

Jason Aaron and John Cassaday deliver the fourth installment of "Skywalker Strikes" in "Star Wars" #4, as both sides of the galactic conflict take inventory and plot next steps.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 24th, 2015

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief #1

Ben Acker, Ben Blacker and Phil Hester's "The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief" #1 brings Frank and Sadie Doyle to comics.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Artists:
Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, Ande Parks
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Convergence: The Flash #1

"Convergence: The Flash" #1 has Dan Abnett and Federico Dallocchio take on the fastest man alive, but the comic moves just as slowly as a depowered Barry Allen.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Convergence: Hawkman #1

It may be Gotham City, not Midway City, but the "Shadow War of Hawkman" era Hawks still come out to the "Convergence" event in Jeff Parker and Tim Truman's "Convergence: Hawkman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Tim Truman, Enrique Alcatena
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Convergence: Justice League of America #1

Fabian Nicieza and ChrisCross' "Convergence: Justice League of America" #1 is a lead-up to the JLA Detroit/Tangent Secret Six showdown that no one asked for, but the tie-in is a fresh spin compared to its neighbors.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Convergence #3

The refugee heroes from "Earth 2" continue to investigate their prison planet in Jeff King and Stephen Segovia's "Convergence" #3 as casualties begin to pile up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff King
Artists:
Stephen Segovia, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 24th, 2015

Convergence: Wonder Woman #1

Larry Hama's idea of cults forming inside the dome is a good one, but it's Joshua Middleton's art in "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #1 that steals the show.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Larry Hama
Artists:
Joshua Middleton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 23rd, 2015

Empire: Uprising #1

Mark Waid and Barry Kitson's tyrannical, world-dominating supervillain makes a triumphant return after a decade of publishing inactivity in "Empire: Uprising" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Barry Kitson
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, April 23rd, 2015

Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #1

Three weeks in, it's nice to see Marv Wolfman and Roberto Viacava break the usual format for a "Convergence" tie-in with "Convergence: The Adventures of Superman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Roberto Viacava, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 22nd, 2015

All-New X-Men #40

While the outing of an X-Man, Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New X-Men" #40 has received a lot of media attention, but the comic itself isn't terribly exciting.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 22nd, 2015

RunLoveKill #1

Rain Oshiro struggles to escape Prygat before law enforcement catches up with her in Jon Tsuei and Eric Canete's "RunLoveKill" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jon Tsuei, Eric Canete
Artists:
Eric Canete
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 20th, 2015

Convergence: Justice League International #1

Ron Marz and Mike Manley check in on Blue Beetle, Fire, Ice, Martian Manhunter, Captain Atom and Red Tornado in "Convergence: Justice League International" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Mike Manley
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 20th, 2015

Loki: Agent of Asgard #13

Loki faces the fallout from his and his predecessors' choices in Al Ewing and Lee Garbett's "Loki Agent of Asgard" #13.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Lee Garbett
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 20th, 2015

Ms. Marvel #14

In "Ms. Marvel" #14 by G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa, Kamala sneaks out at night to hang out with Kamran, but he may not be as perfect as he seems.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Takeshi Miyazawa
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, April 20th, 2015

The Legendary Star-Lord #11

Sam Humphries and Paco Medina try their best with the hand they're dealt in the overly-padded "The Legendary Star-Lord" #11.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, April 20th, 2015

Convergence: Superboy #1

It's back to Cadmus Labs in "Convergence: Superboy" #1 as Fabian Nicieza and Karl Moline check in on Kon-El and crew under the dome.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Karl Moline, José Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 20th, 2015

Harrow County #1

Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's "Harrow County" #1 stands out as a mostly compelling horror story, an intriguing coming of age narrative and an enjoyable period piece.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Tyler Crook, Owen Gieni
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, April 20th, 2015

Convergence #2

Struggling against Telos, the surviving heroes of Earth 2 look for allies in pre-"Flashpoint" Gotham City in Jeff King and Carlo Pagulayan's "Convergence" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff King
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Convergence: Aquaman #1

"Convergence: Aquaman" #1 by Tony Bedard and Cliff Richards brings back Peter David's Aquaman, an Arthur/Orin who is married to Mera and has a harpoon as his left hand.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Superior Iron Man #7

Tom Taylor, Yildiray Cinar and Felipe Watanabe unleash Tony Stark's contingency plan for, well, Tony Stark in "Superior Iron Man" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Yildiray Cinar, Felipe Watanabe, Ruy Jose
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Convergence: Green Arrow #1

Christy Marx and Rags Morales tackle the alternate first meeting of Oliver Queen and Connor Hawke in "Convergence: Green Arrow" #0 but, while good-intentioned, the comic feels a bit uneven.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Christy Marx
Artists:
Rags Morales, Claude St. Aubin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1

Philip Tan's art is the highlight of a dark but enjoyable story by Larry Hama in "Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Larry Hama
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jason Paz, Rob Hunter
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Uncanny X-Men #33

Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka continue to wind down the series in "Uncanny X-Men" #33, as Kitty and Illyana take a detour to Monster Island.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Kris Anka
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel #1

Louise Simonson returns to her creation Steel alongside her former collaborator June Brigman in "Convergence: Superman: Man of Steel" #1, and it's ultimately a pleasant trip down memory lane.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Louise Simonson
Artists:
June Brigman, Roy Richardson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Chrononauts #2

Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are set loose in the timestream in Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy's fun "Chrononauts" #2.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Sean Gordon Murphy
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Convergence: Suicide Squad #1

Tom and Sian Mandrake's art on "Convergence: Suicide Squad" #1 is the high point of the issue, though Frank Tieri does his best to channel John Ostrander as the Squad prepares to take on the cast of "Kingdom Come."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Tom Mandrake
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 17th, 2015

Convergence: Catwoman #1

Catwoman adjusts to life under the dome in Justin Gray and Ron Randall's "Convergence: Catwoman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray
Artists:
Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, April 16th, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1

Tony Bedard struggles with "Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax" #1, which has some decent art by Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ron Wagner, Bill Reinhold
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, April 16th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #7

Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones join forces with the Vassals of the Morning Star to bring heat to the original monster in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, April 16th, 2015

Ei8ht #3

Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson continue their science-fiction action thriller in "Ei8ht" #3, as Joshua begins to recall his mission.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, April 16th, 2015

Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1

"Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix" #1 lets Keith Giffen and Timothy Green II put a slightly absurd spin on the entire "Convergence" event, and this irreverence is exactly what readers needed.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Timothy Green II, Joseph Silver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 16th, 2015

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2

Much of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #2 is devoted to the back story of series villain Madam Satan, but here's the thing: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack do such a good job with it, you'll barely miss Sabrina herself.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Robert Hack
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 16th, 2015

Ares & Aphrodite

Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens' "Ares & Aphrodite" graphic novel harkens back to the old Howard Hawks comedy romances in a good way.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Megan Levens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 15th, 2015

Bloodshot Reborn #1

"Bloodshot Reborn" #1 brings readers up to speed on who Bloodshot is and what he has become in this new series from Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, April 15th, 2015

The Tithe #1

Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal combine traditional storytelling with modern day topics like megachurches and hacktivism to deliver a strong and refreshing introduction to a new series in "The Tithe" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Rahsan Ekedal
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, April 15th, 2015

The Fox #1

"The Fox" lands at Dark Circle with a brand new number one by Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel.

Publisher:
Dark Circle Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Dean Haspiel
Artists:
Dean Haspiel
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, April 14th, 2015
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