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The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1

Reading "The Multiversity: Ultra Comics" #1 may very well doom this planet, but Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke make the apocalypse so very attractive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 25th, 2015

Strange Sports Stories #1

"Strange Sports Stories" #1 may sound like a strange topic for Vertigo's latest anthology miniseries, but the premiere's four selections are all solid pieces that interpret the book's premise in different manners.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez, Amy Chu, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Gilbert Hernandez, Tana Ford, Christopher Mitten, Amei Zhao
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 23rd, 2015

Princess Ugg #8

"Princess Ugg" #8 pays off the promises made in the series premiere as Ted Naifeh shows us how Princess Ugla's time in the "civilized" world benefits her own people in their war against the giants.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Ted Naifeh
Artists:
Ted Naifeh
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 23rd, 2015

All-New Captain America #5

Sam rushes to stop Planet Hydra from becoming a reality in Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen's "All-New Captain America" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 23rd, 2015

Giant Days #1

In "Giant Days" #1, Esther tries to stay drama-free for three days, Susan gets an unwelcome blast from the past and Daisy tells her friends a funny secret.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
John Allison
Artists:
Lissa Treiman
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 23rd, 2015

Silk #2

Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee's "Silk" #2 continues to delve into Cindy Moon's past and present as she tries to find her place in the city.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robbie Thompson
Artists:
Stacey Lee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 23rd, 2015

Moon Knight #13

Cullen Bunn and Ron Ackin's "Moon Knight" #13 gives readers a done-in-one tale of vengeance and ghost.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Ron Ackins, Tom Palmer, Walden Wong, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 20th, 2015

Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #2

"Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses" #2 works great as a stand-alone issue as Orson and Beth get to know each other, even as long-time readers of David Lapham's crime comic will have much to appreciate.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 20th, 2015

Princess Leia #2

Leia and Evaan search Naboo for an Alderaanian melodic order in Mark Waid, Terry and Rachel Dodson's "Princess Leia" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, March 20th, 2015

Guardians Team-Up #3

Ronan takes up second-billing in "Guardians Team-Up" #3, written by Sam Humphries and drawn by Mike Mayhew as the sixth chapter of "The Black Vortex" goes to Hala, the Kree homeworld.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Mike Mayhew
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 20th, 2015

All-New X-Men #39

"All-New X-Men" #39, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Andrea Sorrentino, brings readers the fifth chapter of "The Black Vortex."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Andrea Sorrentino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 20th, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #16.1

Legendary comic writer Gerry Conway returns to script the adventures of his old friend, Spider-Man, as "Spiral" launches in "Amazing Spider-Man" #16.1, drawn by Carlo Barberi and Juan Vlasco.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway
Artists:
Carlo Barberi, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, March 20th, 2015

Invisible Republic #1

Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko and Jordan Boyd introduce a political conspiracy in the far reaches of space in the tense "Invisible Republic" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko
Artists:
Gabriel Hardman
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, March 20th, 2015

Batgirl: Endgame #1

In "Batgirl: Endgame" #1 by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Bengal is a small battle in the larger war but worth picking up for the near-silent visual storytelling.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Bengal
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, March 20th, 2015

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3

At its core, "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" #3 is a very standard superhero comic about a young hero starting a new life, but Ryan North and Erica Henderson coat it with a veneer of ridiculousness.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ryan North
Artists:
Erica Henderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 19th, 2015

Green Lantern: New Guardians #40

The tagline "It All Ends Here" greets readers on the first splash page of "Green Lantern: New Guardians" #40, written by Justin Jordan and drawn by Diogenes Neves.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Diogenes Neves, Roge Antonio, Marc Deering, Daniel Henriques
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, March 19th, 2015

Outcast #7

A second story arc kicks off in "Outcast" #7 but, while Paul Azaceta and Elizabeth Breitweiser's art continues to look outstanding, Robert Kirkman's story feels like it's slowing down more with each new issue.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Robert Kirkman
Artists:
Paul Azaceta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 19th, 2015

Batgirl #40

"Batgirl" #40 wraps up the first Burnside story arc and Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr pull all the various plot threads together in a way that both satisfies and excites, even as it looks ahead to the future.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Babs Tarr, Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 19th, 2015

Red One #1

Xavier Dorison, Terry and Rachel Dodson introduce 1970s Hollywood to Vera Yelnikov, who is full of confidence and a big secret in the cheeky spy adventure "Red One" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Xavier Dorison
Artists:
Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, March 19th, 2015

Superman #39

Clark deals with the fallout of last issue's events in the introspective "Superman" #39 by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, March 19th, 2015

Archie vs. Predator #1

Alex de Campi and Rich Koslowski deliver a highly entertaining kickoff in the never-thought-it-would-happen "Archie Vs. Predator" #1.

Publisher:
Archie Comics/Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Alex de Campi
Artists:
Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, March 18th, 2015

The Fly: Outbreak #1

Brandon Seifert and menton3 put together a stylish continuation of a nigh-forgotten property with "The Fly: Outbreak" #1, although it has some of the failings of the movie sequel that it stems from.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Brandon Seifert
Artists:
menton3
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 18th, 2015

EI8HT #2

Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson's "EI8HT" #2 introduces a new plot thread and advances the previous one but breaks away to explore the circumstance of a far-off land.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 18th, 2015

Shaper #1

Eric Heisserer, Felipe Massafera and Wes Dzioba's "Shaper" #1 benefits from great characterization and makes a somewhat familiar idea unique.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Eric Heisserer
Artists:
Felipe Massafera
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 18th, 2015

Jupiter's Circle #1

"Jupiter's Circle" #1 introduces readers to the heroic ideal of 1950s America as told by Mark Millar and drawn by Wilfredo Torres.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Wilfredo Torres
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, March 18th, 2015

Bill and Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1

Brian Lynch and Jerry Gaylord welcome back the Wyld Stallyns in "Bill and Ted's Most Triumphant Return" #1.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Brian Lynch, Ryan North
Artists:
Jerry Gaylord, Ian McGinty, Penelope Gaylord
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Shaft #4

Shaft returns to Harlem and continues to look for Marisol in David F. Walker and Bilquis Evely's "Shaft" #4.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
David F. Walker
Artists:
Bilquis Evely
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Spider-Gwen #2

In "Spider-Gwen" #2 by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, Gwen keeps company with Spider-Ham while she tries to get her phone back and Matt Murdock gets information out of Vulture.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man Special #1

In "Amazing Spider-Man Special" #1 by Jeff Loveness and Luca Pizzari, Spider-Man's breakfast is interrupted by an attack on New York, until Medusa reveals to him that New Attilan is the real target.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Loveness
Artists:
Luca Pizzari
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Spawn Resurrection #1

Paul Jenkins, JonBoy and Todd McFarlane's "Spawn Resurrection" #1, features the official return of Al Simmons, even if it doesn't add much to the overall storyline.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins, Todd McFarlane
Artists:
JonBoy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, March 16th, 2015

The Sixth Gun: Dust to Dust #1

"The Sixth Gun: Dust to Dust" #1 is a book aimed squarely at those already a fan of "The Sixth Gun." It's not going to draw in anyone new, but Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's story might answer questions to the most die-hards.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Detective Comics: Endgame #1

Brian Buccellato, Roge Antonio and Ronan Cliquet's "Detective Comics: Endgame" #1 pays tribute to Norm Breyfogle in the setting of the current "Endgame" storyline that carries over from the pages of "Batman."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brian Buccellato
Artists:
Roge Antonio, Ronan Cliquet
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Itty Bitty Comics: Grimmiss Island #1

In typical Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani fashion, the Tiki Monoliths awaken in an effervescent adventure filled with fun, new characters and bright, happy colors.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani
Artists:
Art Baltazar
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 16th, 2015

The Surface #1

Mark, Gomez and Nasia hunt for the Surface from urban legend in Ales Kot and Langdon Foss' "The Surface" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Langdon Foss
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Captain Marvel #13

Warren Ellis joins Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez in "Captain Marvel" #13 as Carol Danvers pilots her ship, Harrison, through a space envelope.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Warren Ellis
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Ant-Man #3

Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanas and Jordan Boyd start to explore Scott Lang's new surroundings in "Ant-Man" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Star Wars #3

Jason Aaron and John Cassaday give readers a satisfying conclusion to their opening arc in "Star Wars" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, March 16th, 2015

Action Comics #40

"Action Comics" #40 is a cute one-off set on Bizarroworld but, by its nature as a single, slightly disposable issue, Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder's comic never gains any real traction before its conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 13th, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #16

Parker Industries bids to reform supervillainy in Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Humberto Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #16.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, March 13th, 2015

Silver Surfer #10

Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred wrap up their storyline pitting Surfer, Dawn and Newhaven refugees against Galactus in "Silver Surfer" #10.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 12th, 2015
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