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Grayson #10

Tim Seeley and Tom King's story in "Grayson" #10 is fun and full of double-crossing spy action, but it's Mikel Janin's superstar art that ultimately steals the show.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 24th, 2015

Power Up #1

Three humans and a fish are imbued with strange powers in "Power Up" #1 by Kate Leth and Matt Cummings.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Kate Leth
Artists:
Matt Cummings
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, July 23rd, 2015

Uncanny X-Men #35

"Uncanny X-Men" #35 continues the wind-down of the series, as Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti detail the post-Cyclops lives of the teen squad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Valerio Schiti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 23rd, 2015

Old Man Logan #3

In "Old Man Logan" #3, a few character-driven moments are mixed in with the exploration of selected domains across Battleworld, as Brian Michael Bendis, Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo take advantage of the scope of "Secret Wars."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, July 23rd, 2015

Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1

Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite take readers to the distant end days for the nanite-powered killing machine in "Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot" #1.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, July 23rd, 2015

Cyborg #1

Vic Stone finally gets his own ongoing series in David F. Walker, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado's "Cyborg" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
David F. Walker
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 23rd, 2015

Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Batman #1

"Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Batman" #1 gives readers a more intimate examination of this divergent Dark Knight in a story written by J. M. DeMatteis and drawn by Matthew Dow Smith.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm
Artists:
Matthew Dow Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 22nd, 2015

Archie vs. Sharknado #1

Anthony Ferrante, Dan Parent and Rick Koslowski create an over-the-cop campy crossover in "Archie vs. Sharknado" #1.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Anthony C. Ferrante
Artists:
Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, July 22nd, 2015

We Are Robin #2

Lee Bermejo, Jorge Corona and Khary Randolph's "We Are Robin" #2 introduces Duke Thomas to the team, but not before he has a conversation with a mysterious man.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Lee Bermejo
Artists:
Rob Haynes, Jorge Corona, Khary Randolph
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, July 22nd, 2015

Island #1

"Island" #1, the debut issue of a creator-owned anthology of original comics, has stories by Brandon Graham, Emma Ríos, Ludroe and a eulogy by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Brandon Graham, Emma Rios, Ludroe
Artists:
Marian Churchland, Brandon Graham, Emma Rios, Ludroe
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Doctor Fate #2

The adventures of the new Doctor Fate continue as Khalid Nassour tries to comprehend the strange new world that Paul Levitz and Sonny Liew are building in "Doctor Fate" #2.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Levitz
Artists:
Sonny Liew
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Death Head #1

Zack Keller, Nick Keller and Joanna Estep's "Death Head" #1 has a genuinely spooky moment or two but, judged solely on this first issue, comes across a little too disjointed to hold one's interest for long.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Zack Keller, Nick Keller
Artists:
Joanna Estep
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Martian Manhunter #2

"Martian Manhunter" #2 has a deliberately odd and disjointed voice to its story and, while that can't work for too long without some answers, Rob Williams, Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira keep readers jumping for now.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #2

"Green Lantern: The Lost Army" #2 continues the wandering of the lost Green Lanterns, but Cullen Bunn and Jesus Saiz's story is less the fresh start it initially seemed and instead tightly bound to other "Green Lantern" comics.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Planet Hulk #3

Sam Humphries makes good use of the patchwork playground that "Secret Wars" has given him, but he doesn't have quite enough story to tell in "Planet Hulk" #3, though Marc Laming makes even the slow moments look impressive.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Marc Laming
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #2

The Banshee Squadron hides a survivor and builds some rockets in Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kelly Thompson
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #3

In "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #3 by Charles Soule and John Timms, Black Bolt fights Medusa and the Quiet Room is attacked.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
John Timms, Roberto Poggi
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Silver Surfer #13

The "Last Days of Silver Surfer" comes to readers in "Silver Surfer" #13, as storytellers Dan Slott and Michael Allred present "The Death of Everything That Ever Was or Ever Will Be."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Lumberjanes #16

"Lumberjanes" #16 serves up another helping of friendship, fantasy, danger and scouting from Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters and Brook Allen.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters
Artists:
Brooke Allen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Godzilla in Hell #1

James Stokoe's "Godzilla in Hell" #1 takes Godzilla and readers on a journey to Hell.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
James Stokoe
Artists:
James Stokoe
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Wolf #1

Ales Kot and Matt Taylor introduce readers to a new side of Los Angeles in the offbeat and entertaining "Wolf" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Matt Taylor
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, July 20th, 2015

Hail Hydra #1

Ian or Leopold Zola? Writer Rick Remender and artist Roland Boschi ask the question on the first page of "Hail Hydra" #1, and the answer isn't obvious by the end of the issue.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Roland Boschi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, July 17th, 2015

Siege #1

The defenders of the Shield receive a disturbing message from the future in Kieron Gillen, Filipe Andrade, James Stokoe and Jorge Coelho's "Siege" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Filipe Andrade, James Stokoe, Jorge Coelho
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, July 17th, 2015

Book of Death #1

In "Book of Death" #1, Robert Venditti scripts a grim but compelling future of the Valiant Universe amidst an otherwise passable story that's both beautifully and horrifically illustrated by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Robert Gill, Doug Braithwaite
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, July 17th, 2015

Ant-Man Annual #1

Nick Spencer, Brent Schoonover and Ramon Rosanas put Hank Pym and Scott Lang on the case in "Ant-Man Annual" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Brent Schoonover, Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, July 17th, 2015

Justice League #42

"Darkseid War" heats up in "Justice League" #42, as Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok continue to show the different sides assembling. Unfortunately for Earth, there are no good guys -- and guess who's trapped in the middle?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 17th, 2015

Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1

"Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders" #1 has a nice enough premise as another utopia is invaded by a surrounding hell-on-earth, but the two-issue length does Al Ewing, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer no favors.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 17th, 2015

Superman/Wonder Woman #19

Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Mahnke's "Superman/Wonder Woman" #19, the second part of "Dark Truth," opens with Superman and Wonder Woman fighting the Suicide Squad in a graveyard.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, July 16th, 2015

Guardians of Knowhere #1

In Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato's "Guardians of Knowhere" #1, Gamora feels that all is not as it seems on Battleworld.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, July 16th, 2015

Robin: Son of Batman #2

In Patrick Gleason's "Robin: Son of Batman" #2, Damian continues his path to redemption in South America.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Patrick Gleason
Artists:
Patrick Gleason
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, July 16th, 2015

Black Canary #2

Get in the van with Black Canary and find out who has been stalking them in "Black Canary" #2 by Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Annie Wu
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, July 16th, 2015

Hawkeye #22

In "Hawkeye" #22, Matt Fraction and David Aja deliver an emotional and tightly constructed conclusion to a terrific series that defines the character for a new generation.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
David Aja
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, July 16th, 2015

The Tomorrows #1

"The Tomorrows" #1 promises a world in which the oppressed rise up to stop the corporations, but Curt Pires and Jason Copelnd's comic is full of clichés involving self-proclaimed art terrorists.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Curt Pires
Artists:
Jason Copland
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 13th, 2015

Spider-Island #1

Christos Gage and Paco Diaz's "Spider-Island" #1 begins to answer the question: "What if the Spider-Queen Won?"

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage, Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz
Artists:
Paco Diaz, Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 13th, 2015

Bloodstrike #1

"Bloodstrike" #1 is here from Rob Liefeld.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rob Liefeld
Artists:
Rob Liefeld
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 13th, 2015

Lando #1

Lando's not a system; he's a man – and, thanks to writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev, Lando Calrissian is THE man in "Lando" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 13th, 2015

1872 #1

Things are happening in the quiet town of Timely, as Mayor Wilson Fisk stirs up trouble for Sheriff Steve Rogers in Gerry Duggan and Nik Virella's "1872" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan
Artists:
Nik Virella
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, July 13th, 2015

Runaways #2

In "Runaways" #2 by Noelle Stevenson and Sanford Greene, Team Puce takes the final exam, but their unorthodox survival tactic unveils a terrible secret about the Victor Von Doom Institute.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Noelle Stevenson
Artists:
Sanford Greene
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 13th, 2015

Starve #2

"Starve" #2 by Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj follows Gavin back into the culinary television arena as he pursues the contradictory but curiously compatible goals of making a comeback and teaching his audience a lesson.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Danijel Zezelj
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 13th, 2015

Invader Zim #1

Zim and GIR return and the world is a better place for it in "Invader Zim" #1 by Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich and Megan Lawton.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Jhonen Vasquez
Artists:
Aaron Alexovich, Megan Lawton
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, July 13th, 2015
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