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Uncanny Avengers #3

Cable makes a dramatic entrance as Boston faces total takeover in Gerry Duggan and Ryan Stegman's "Uncanny Avengers" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Ryan Stegman
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, December 14th, 2015

Monstress #2

In Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "Monstress" #2, Maika is pursued by the ruthless Mother Superior and her Inquisitrixes and gains some allies, even though she'd prefer to operate solo.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, December 14th, 2015

The Twilight Children #3

"The Twilight Children" #3 manages to get even creepier as the alien woman appears at one freak event after another, but Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke aren't tipping their hand just yet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 14th, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #4

Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith's "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 continues a strong storyline as the Zodiac battles with S.H.I.E.L.D. and Spider-Man's allegiances are tested.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 14th, 2015

Detective Comics #47

The Robins are all locked up, even as Grayson confronts Jim Gordon, but "Detective Comics" #47 comes across like less than a full chapter's worth of story in "Robin War."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Steve Pugh
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, December 11th, 2015

New Romancer #1

Peter Milligan and Brett Parson's "New Romancer" mixes the romanticism of deceased historical figures with 21st century online dating, and the end result is intriguing, if a bit slow-moving.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Brett Parson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, December 11th, 2015

We Stand On Guard #6

Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce bring their tense and disturbing military thriller to a close in "We Stand On Guard" #6.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Steve Skroce
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, December 11th, 2015

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Faces meet fists and the Foot meets feet in the fun as all hell "Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #1 by James Tynion IV and Freddy Williams II.

Publisher:
DC Comics/IDW Publishing
Writer:
James Tynion IV
Artists:
Freddie Williams II
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, December 11th, 2015

Secret Wars #8

Castle Doom is under attack in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, December 11th, 2015

Gotham Academy #13

Brenden Fletcher, Adam Archer and Sandra Hope plunge the school into "Robin War" in "Gotham Academy" #13, which introduces zombies to the overall story, even as the title's own plots continue to advance.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Adam Archer, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 10th, 2015

Star Wars Annual #1

In "Star Wars Annual" #1, Kieron Gillen introduces a new character and goes behind-the-scenes of Imperial operations, while Angel Unzueta brings the underbelly of the Empire to life.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Angel Unzueta
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, December 10th, 2015

Symmetry #1

Matt Hawkins and Raffaele Ienco's "Symmetry" #1 explores many well-worn elements of utopian/dystopian cultures and the repression of individuality, but Hawkins skillfully freshens up those ideas while Ienco makes this future look beautiful.

Publisher:
Top Cow Productions
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, December 9th, 2015

Gwenpool Special #1

An array of stories featuring She-Hulk, Deadpool and -- of course -- Gwenpool make for a funny and whimsical holiday one-shot in "Gwenpool Special" #1, framed by Charles Soule and Langdon Foss with contributions from several other creators.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule, Margaret Stohl, Gerry Duggan, Christopher Hastings
Artists:
Langdon Foss, Juan Gedeon, Danilo S. Beyruth, Gurihiru
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, December 9th, 2015

Batman #47

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Danny Miki hit high gear in "Batman" #47 as Jim Gordon's fight against Mr. Bloom escalates, Bruce Wayne can't avoid his past and the Gotham card is flipped.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, December 9th, 2015

Scarlet Witch #1

In James Robinson and Vanesa Del Rey's "Scarlet Witch" #1, Wanda makes a new home in New York City and an investigation of some violent deaths leads her to a more alarming discovery.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Vanesa R. Del Rey
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Wed, December 9th, 2015

Mystery Girl #1

In Paul Tobin and Alberto J. Alburquerque's "Mystery Girl" #1, a girl named Trine can solve any mystery without leaving her own sidewalk, but -- for once -- she gets a question so interesting she's willing to leave home to see the answ

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
Alberto Alburquerque
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, December 7th, 2015

Harley's Little Black Book #1

Harley must travel to London to stop an attempt on Wonder Woman's life in Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Connor and John Timms' "Harley's Little Black Book" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Connor
Artists:
Amanda Connor, John Timms, Dave Johnson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, December 7th, 2015

Guardians of Infinity #1

For a double-sized issue, "Guardians of Infinity" #1 moves surprisingly slow, although Dan Abnett, Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong do deliver a fun cliffhanger.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett, Jason Latour
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Walden Wong, Jim Cheung, John Dell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 7th, 2015

Paper Girls #3

The girls find out more about their enemies in Brian K. Vaughan and cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #3.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, December 7th, 2015

The Vision #2

In Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #2, all of the Visions try to cope with the attack on Viv. Their difficulties are soon compounded by a mystery and a different kind of attack.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, December 7th, 2015

Gotham Academy #12

"Gotham Academy" #12 wraps up the series' first year's worth of issues, and -- even as the students mount a rescue of Kyle from within the abandoned Arkham Asylum -- a greater danger lurks just around the corner.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl, Msassyk
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 7th, 2015

All-New Inhumans #1

Crystal, Gorgon and the NuHumans are on a diplomatic mission to Australia in Charles Soule, James Asmus, Stefano Caselli and Nico Leon's "All-New Inhumans" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Asmus, Charles Soule
Artists:
Stefano Caselli, Nico Leon
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, December 4th, 2015

All-New, All-Different Avengers #2

"All-New, All-Different Avengers" #2 is a very standard superhero story in many ways, but Mark Waid and Adam Kubert make it stand out in one way: with Ms. Marvel vs. Nova.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, December 4th, 2015

Doctor Strange #3

Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo are in perfect sync as they tell a whimsical and all-too-entertaining story in "Doctor Strange" #3, which paves the way for a looming threat.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, December 4th, 2015

All-New X-Men #1

Dennis Hopeless, Mark Bagley and Andrew Hennessy reintroduce us to the book's cast (with a few new members) in "All-New X-Men" #1, but this opening issue is almost all setup at the cost of an attention-grabber.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 3rd, 2015

Sheriff of Babylon #1

"Sheriff of Babylon" #1 transports you to 2004 Baghdad less than a year after its fall. Tom King and Mitch Gerads immerse you so fully you'll yearn to escape, even as you're desperate for more.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Mitch Gerads
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 3rd, 2015

Spidey #1

It's back to basics for Spider-Man in "Spidey" #1, but Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw's wall-crawler isn't just a retro throwback; instead, it's a refreshed update on a young Peter Parker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robbie Thompson
Artists:
Nick Bradshaw
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, December 3rd, 2015

Robin War #1

Tom King, Khary Randolph, Alain Mauricet, Jorge Corona and Andres Guinaldo launch a Bat-family crossover with "Robin War" #1, which takes all the promise of "We Are Robin" and makes it finally pay off.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Khary Randolph, Alain Mauricet, Jorge Corona, Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong, Rob Haynes
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 3rd, 2015

Daredevil #1

In Charles Soule, Ron Garney and Matt Milla's "Daredevil" #1, the Man Without Fear gets dark again, both inside and out, as he returns to New York with a slightly different status quo and some new cast members.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, December 1st, 2015

Red Wolf #1

A Native American sheriff deals with the prejudiced citizens of Timely and a supernatural threat in the period action drama "Red Wolf" #1 by Nathan Edmondson, Dalibor Talajic and Jeffrey Veregge.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nathan Edmondson
Artists:
Dalibor Talajic, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, December 1st, 2015

The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Giant monsters, new heroes, overbearing sisters -- it's all in a day's work for Amadeus Cho in Greg Pak and Frank Cho's "The Totally Awesome Hulk" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Frank Cho
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, December 1st, 2015

Superman: Lois and Clark #2

Intergang retaliates against Lois in Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks' "Superman: Lois and Clark" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Lee Weeks, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, November 30th, 2015

We Are Robin #6

"We Are Robin" #6 wraps up the series' first story arc as the Robins are inadvertently made public, but Lee Bermejo, Jorge Corona and Rob Haynes's lead-in to "Robin War" needs to better define its cast of characters.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Lee Bermejo
Artists:
Jorge Corona, Rob Haynes, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 30th, 2015

Jupiter's Circle #1

Mark Millar and Wilfredo Torres kick off the second series of "Jupiter's Circle" with a look at the lives of several of our heroes both on and off the clock, even as a new mystery begins to unspool on the moon of Europa.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Wilfredo Torres
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 30th, 2015

All-New Wolverine #2

Tom Taylor and David Lopez's "All-New Wolverine" #2 continues to tell a compelling story, as Laura Kinney's past as a test subject comes back to haunt her.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
David Lopez, David Navarrot
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, November 30th, 2015

Black Magick #2

In Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's "Black Magick" #2, Detective Rowan Black faces suspicion from the I.A.B., but she's got bigger problems from a much more ancient enemy that seems to have learned new tricks.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Nicola Scott
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 30th, 2015

Chew #52

In John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #52, Tony Chu and John Colby are on a new FDA mission that sends them back to Yamapalu and into the orbit of Mason Savoy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, November 30th, 2015

Saga #31

Hazel begins to take an active role in her own story in the darkly comic "Saga" #31 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, November 30th, 2015

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2

Squirrel Girl and Tippy-Toe are sent back to the 1960s in Ryan North and Erica Henderson's "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Erica Henderson, Matt Digges, David Robbins, Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, November 27th, 2015

Justice League of America #5

"Justice League of America" #5 tosses us a Martian Manhunter-themed fill-in from Matt Kindt, Rob Williams, Philip Tan and Jason Paz, but this story isn't the lure to read "Martian Manhunter" that it could've been.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt, Rob Williams
Artists:
Philip Tan, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, November 27th, 2015
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