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Jem and the Holograms #3

Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #3 advances Pizzazz and the Misfits' continuing plots against Jem.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell
Artists:
Sophie Campbell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Kaptara #2

In Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod's "Kaptara" #2, Keith Kanga tries to settle into his new life on Kaptara, but politics and guilt interfere with his plan to ignore his home planet.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Kagan McLeod
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1

Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli's "Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars" #1 humorously retcons the original 1984 event by giving the Merc With A Mouth a starring role.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy #27

Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti bring this volume of "Guardians of the Galaxy" to a close in its 27th issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Valerio Schiti
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Convergence: New Teen Titans #2

The New Teen Titans from Marv Wolfman and George Perez's classic series face off against the Tangent Doom Patrol in "Convergence: New Teen Titans" #2, written by Wolfman and drawn by Nicola Scott.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Marv Wolfman
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Valhalla Mad #1

The gods have come back for all of our beer in Joe Casey and Paul Maybury's highly entertaining "Valhalla Mad" #1

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joe Casey
Artists:
Paul Maybury
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Usagi Yojimbo #145

"Usagi Yojimbo" #145 has the series resume its normal publishing schedule, and it's been well worth the wait, as Stan Sakai brings back old faces in a way that's new-reader friendly.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Stan Sakai
Artists:
Stan Sakai
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Lumberjanes #14

In Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brooke Allen's "Lumberjanes" #14, the girls are plunged into an unnatural winter and, when Jen is separated from the other girls, it's up to Rosie to head to the rescue.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters
Artists:
Brooke Allen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Convergence: Justice League of America #2

The much-maligned Justice League Detroit is given the chance to win readers' hearts and save their city in Fabian Nicieza and ChrisCross' "Convergence: Justice League of America" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 25th, 2015

Ultimate End #1

Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley smash together the 616 and 1610 universes just in time for the end of the world in "Ultimate End" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Fade Out #6

Charlie and Gil both make dramatic choices in Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fade Out" #6.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Convergence: Hawkman #2

"Convergence: Hawkman" #2 looks utterly gorgeous, thanks to Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena's art. Don't let that distract you from Jeff Parker's story, though, which offers a beautiful coda to both pre-"Crisis" DC Comic

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Tim Truman, Enrique Alcatena
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Starve #1

In Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj's excellent "Starve" #1, a celebrity chef returns to America to take back his life.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Danijel Zezelj
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Wytches #6

From the first page of "Wytches" #6, Scott Snyder, Jock, Matt Hollingsworth and Clem Robins let readers know "this is not an ending."

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Jock
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 22nd, 2015

Convergence: Wonder Woman #2

After a surprisingly compelling first issue, Larry Hama and Aaron Lopresti's "Convergence: Wonder Woman" #2 falls into a series of standard and unappealing fight scenes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Larry Hama
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Matt Banning
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Secret Wars: Battleworld #1

Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson go for straightforward action while Ed Brisson and Scott Hepburn go more for laughs in "Secret Wars: Battleworld" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson, Ed Brisson
Artists:
Mike Henderson, Scott Hepburn
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Convergence #7

Thanks largely to Aaron Lopresti's art, "Convergence" #7 is the best of the bunch to date, but writers Jeff King and Scott Lobdell still haven't found the epic scale event sagas deserve.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff King, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Daredevil #15.1

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee welcome Marc Guggenheim and Peter Krause to "Daredevil" #15.1, giving readers a peek into "Man Without Fear: The Autobiography of Matt Murdock."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Marc Guggenheim, Chris Samnee
Artists:
Chris Samnee, Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Master of Kung Fu #1

Haden Blackman and Dalibor Talajic bring readers to Battleworld's domain of K'un Lun as the Thirteen Chambers gather to determine their future ruler.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Haden Blackman
Artists:
Dalibor Talajic, Goran Sudzuka
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, May 21st, 2015

Uncanny X-Men #34

Brian Michael Bendis and Kris Anka wrap up the series' dangling plot thread involving Mystique in "Uncanny X-Men" #34 and, in a way, that feels remarkably satisfying.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Kris Anka
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, May 20th, 2015

Insufferable #1

Mark Waid and Peter Krause's "Insufferable" #1 is anything but. This modern but dysfunctional spin on the superhero/sidekick motif has a fresh feel despite its genre, and storytelling shifts keep it moving quickly enough to engage.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Peter Krause
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, May 20th, 2015

Spider-Verse #1

Five Spiders collide on Battleworld in Mike Costa, Andre Araujo and Steven Sanders' "Spider-Verse" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa
Artists:
Andre Araujo, Steven Sanders
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Wed, May 20th, 2015

Oh, Killstrike #1

"Oh, Killstrike" #1, Max Bemis and Logan Faerber's ode to the loved and loathed superhero comics of the 1990s, is part serious, part humorous and mostly fun.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Logan Faerber
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, May 20th, 2015

A-Force #1

Marguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina's "A-Force" #1 manages to work as both a "Secret Wars" tie-in and a book for those avoiding the crossover event as readers enter the female-dominated paradise of Arcadia.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Tue, May 19th, 2015

Planet Hulk #1

In Sam Humphries and Marc Laming's "Planet Hulk" #1, the brave of heart will find the Captain and the Devil waging war against all in Battleworld's Greenland.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries, Greg Pak
Artists:
Marc Laming, Takeshi Miyazawa, Leonard Kirk
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Tue, May 19th, 2015

Mythic #1

After being attacked, Nate is recruited to Mythic Lore Services in Phil Hester and John McCrea's "Mythic" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Phil Hester
Artists:
John McCrea
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Lady Killer #5

"Lady Killer" #5 by Joelle Jones and Jamie Rich wraps up the story with nonstop action as Josie and Ruby attend the Seattle World's Fair to match wits and weapons with fellow assassins.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Joelle Jones, Jamie Rich
Artists:
Joelle Jones
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, May 18th, 2015

The Mantle #1

"The Mantle" #1 by Ed Brisson and Brian Level has a well-executed last-page twist that will upend readers' expectations about superhero stories.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Brian Level
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Convergence: Aquaman #2

Aquaman faces off against Deathblow in Tony Bedard and Cliff Richards' "Convergence: Aquaman" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Rebels #2

Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti's "Rebels" #2 continues the story of Seth Abbott as he fights against the Redcoats in one of the earliest resistance groups in the American colonies.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Andrea Mutti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #2

Keith Giffen and Timothy Green II kick things back to the 1990s with "Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix" #2 as the Matrix Supergirl and Lady Quark seek to avoid their fate.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen
Artists:
Timothy Green II, Joseph Silver
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #2

"Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax" #2 feels like a lot of missed opportunities, as Tony Bedard, Ron Wagner and Bill Reinhold give Hal Jordan one final massacre.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Ron Wagner, Bill Reinhold
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Convergence: Superboy #2

Fabian Nicieza and Karl Moline might look like they're beating up on their lead character in "Convergence: Superboy" #2, but this brash Superboy isn't that far off from where the character was as "Zero Hour" struck.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Karl Moline, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Convergence: Suicide Squad #2

"Convergence: Suicide Squad" #2 concludes with a bang and some dazzling artwork by Tom and Sian Mandrake, but Frank Tieri's story clearly needed more pages than it actually had available.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Tom Mandrake
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, May 18th, 2015

Convergence #6

After Deimos' ultimatum, everyone must choose a side in Jeff King, Scott Lodell, Ed Benes and Eduardo Pansica's "Convergence" #6.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff King, Scott Lodell
Artists:
Ed Benes, Eduardo Pansica, Ed Benes, Trevor Scott, Scott Hanna, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, May 15th, 2015

Southern Cross #3

Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger continue to roll out the mystery aboard the ship in "Southern Cross" #3.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, May 15th, 2015

Ms. Marvel #15

"Ms. Marvel" #15 wraps up the "Crushed" storyline, and G. Willow Wilson and Takeshi Miyazawa deal with last issue's betrayal as Kamala finds herself all alone... or, rather, almost alone.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Takeshi Miyazawa
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 15th, 2015

Uncanny Avengers #4

Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny Avengers" #4 delivers the fourth installment of "Counter-Evolutionary."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Daniel Acuna
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 15th, 2015

Darth Vader #5

"Darth Vader" #5 takes the growing cast of this series to the Outer Rim, where writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca introduce a new threat to Vader.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 15th, 2015

Lantern City #1

Trevor Crafts and Bruce Boxleitner's story about workers rising against the elite has been done, but not as beautifully as Paul Jenkins, Matthew Daley, and Carlos Magno's "Lantern City" #1.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Paul Jenkins, Matthew Daley, Trevor Crafts, Bruce Boxleitner
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, May 15th, 2015
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