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Sex Criminals #11

"Sex Criminals" #11 kicks off the series' third volume with a reminder of just what it is that Suzie and Jon are up to, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky pay a brief homage to David Caruso's reign on "CSI: Miami." No, really

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 29th, 2015

Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life #1

"Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life" lets Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Troy Nixey and Kevin Nowlan bring us to a story of crime and kidnapping with a Christmas theme, just in time for an end of July release.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Troy Nixey, Kevin Nowlan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 29th, 2015

Swords of Sorrow: Jungle Girl / Red Sonja #1

Red Sonja and Jana the Jungle Girl team up against Mistress Hel in Marguerite Bennett and Mirka Andolfo's "Swords of Sorrow: Jungle Girl / Red Sonja" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Mirka Andolfo
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1

In "Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde" #1 by Sam Humphries and Alti Firmansyah, Boy Meets Girl again in the different time and place, but will their love survive?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Alti Firmansyah
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 27th, 2015

C.O.W.L. #11

In Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis' "C.O.W.L." #11, key members of the team leave by pink slip or by choice, and the Grey Raven's resolute and idealistic speech by night is followed by an ugly deed by night.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Harley Quinn and Power Girl #2

If you like the current "Harley Quinn" series with its slightly goofy tone, then you'll like "Harley Quinn and Power Girl" #2 as well, as the duo continue their outer space romp.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Stephane Roux, Elliot Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Justice League 3001 #2

"Justice League 3001" #2 has both the strengths and weaknesses of this series on display, as Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Howard Porter continue to add in new characters while neglecting existing ones.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Transformers #43

Cosmos investigates the Earth-based Decepticon outpost and finds more than meets the eye in John Barber and Andrew Griffith's "Transformers" #43.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Barber
Artists:
Andrew Griffith
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Weirdworld #2

In Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo's "Weirdworld" #2, Arkon finds an ally in Apelantis.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Del Mundo
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, July 24th, 2015

Marvel Zombies #2

Simon Spurrier demonstrates strong characterization and growth while Kev Walker makes it all disgustingly beautiful in "Marvel Zombies" #2, a "Secret Wars" tie-in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, July 24th, 2015

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
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