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Power Man and Iron Fist #2

Luke Cage and Iron Fist outrun a price on their heads while unraveling the mystery of the Supersoul Stone in David Walker and Sanford Greene's "Power Man and Iron Fist" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
David Walker
Artists:
Sanford Greene
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, March 21st, 2016

Monstress #4

In Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's "Monstress" #4, the Monstrum inside Maika becomes hungry for flesh, and the Queen of Wolves must decide on a response to the machinations of the Cumaea.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Marjorie Liu
Artists:
Sana Takeda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 21st, 2016

Extraordinary X-Men #8

"Apocalypse Wars" kicks off in "Extraordinary X-Men" #8, where Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos bring back an old, forgotten villain, while Lemire and Victor Ibanez drop in on Doctor Strange.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, Victor Ibanez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 21st, 2016

Superman: American Alien #5

Max Landis and Francis Manapul turn out a spectacular comic in "Superman: American Alien" #5, where Clark Kent's encounters with Parasite, Lex Luthor and Lois Lane make him a superhero.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Max Landis
Artists:
Francis Manapul
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 21st, 2016

International Iron Man #1

Brian Michael Bendis' "International Iron Man" #1 is primarily a flashback to Tony Stark's college-age years, but it's Alex Maleev's art that's the selling point.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 17th, 2016

Legends of Tomorrow #1

"Legends of Tomorrow" #1 has virtually no connection to the television show, but -- viewed on its own merits -- its three stories are well worth reading.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gerry Conway, Aaron Lopresti, Keith Giffen, Len Wein
Artists:
Eduardo Pansica, Rob Hunter, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Banning, Bilquis Evely, Yildiray Cinar, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 16th, 2016

Adventure Time #50

Christopher Hastings and Ian McGinty's "Adventure Time" #50 is a big one-shot story that focuses on Finn as a hero.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Christopher Hastings
Artists:
Ian McGinty
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Wed, March 16th, 2016

Doctor Strange #6

The backup feature in "Doctor Strange" #6 has a lot of fun snapshots of a world without magic, which ultimately serves to balance out a slightly dreary and one-note main feature from Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo and company.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin, John Livesay, Wayne Faucher, Victor Olabaza, Jaime Mendoza, Mike Deodato, Jorge Fornes, Kev Walker, Kevin Nowlan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 14th, 2016

Gotham Academy #16

"Gotham Academy" #16 continues the "Yearbook" storyline, allowing other creators like James Tynion IV and Ken Niimura to tell short stories at the boarding school.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Brenden Fletcher, James Tynion IV, Ken Niimura
Artists:
Adam Archer, Sandra Hope, Christian Wildgoose, Ken Niimura
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 14th, 2016

The Infinity Entity #1

Jim Starlin, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer's "Infinity Entity" #1 finds Adam Warlock exploring who he is and once was, and it's a lot of cosmic fun.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jim Starlin
Artists:
Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, March 14th, 2016

The Mighty Thor #5

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman wrap up a story arc in "The Mighty Thor" #5, but -- when the dust settles -- the only ones with a victory are the bad guys.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 14th, 2016

Spider-Man/Deadpool #3

Deadpool shows Spider-Man a day in the life of a mercenary in Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness' "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, March 14th, 2016

The Vision #5

Legal consequences catch up with the Visions in Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 14th, 2016

Ms. Marvel #5

The increasing number of Kamala clones causes all sorts of difficulties -- both comedic and serious -- in G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "Ms. Marvel" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Nico Leon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 11th, 2016

Action Comics #50

Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder, David Messina, Javi Fernandez, Bruno Redondo, Vicente Cifuentes, Gaetano Carlucci and Juan Albarran kick off the beginning of the end of the war against Vandal Savage in "Action Comics" #50.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, David Messina, Javi Fernandez, Bruno Redondo, Vicente Cifuentes, Gaetano Carlucci, Juan Albarran
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 10th, 2016

Detective Comics #50

Peter J. Tomasi and a handful of artists commemorate the history of the title in "Detective Comics" #50, but it's those artists who drive the issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Scot Eaton, Matt Ryan, Wayne Faucher, Scott McDaniel, Dean White, Rafael Albuquerque, Kelley Jones, Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, March 10th, 2016

Jupiter's Circle #4

In "Jupiter's Legacy" #4, Mark Millar and Chris Sprouse combine the wonder of the Silver Age with the political and social turmoil of the 1960s.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, March 10th, 2016

Mockingbird #1

Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk and Rachelle Rosenberg's "Mockingbird" #1 is an utter blast.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chelsea Cain
Artists:
Kate Niemczyk
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 9th, 2016

Haunted Mansion #1

In Joshua Williamson and Jorge Coelho's "Haunted Mansion" #1, Danny is drawn into a creepy mansion not to seek thrills, but to help his grandfather.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Jorge Coelho
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Wed, March 9th, 2016

Vampirella #1

Trouble awaits Vampirella when she arrives in L.A. in Kate Leth and Eman Casallos' "Vampirella" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Kate Leth
Artists:
Eman Casallos
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 7th, 2016

Lucky Penny

"Lucky Penny" collects a complete story arc from Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota's webcomic into print and follows the unlucky but spirited Penny Brighton, who finds herself without a job or a home at the beginning of the story.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Ananth Hirsh
Artists:
Yuko Ota
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 7th, 2016

Another Castle #1

In Andrew Wheeler and Paulina Ganucheau's "Another Castle" #1, Princess Misty learns of her mother's fate and decides her own future when she stumbles upon a castle in Grimoire, the land of her family's greatest enemy.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Andrew Wheeler
Artists:
Paulina Ganucheau
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 7th, 2016

A-Force #3

Kelly Thompson, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina's "A-Force" #3 continues to find its footing as the team begins to coalesce around Singularity, even as she attempts to stop Antimatter once and for all.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Thompson, G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Jorge Molina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 7th, 2016

Spider-Man #2

Miles must deal with surprising revelation in Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's "Spider-Man" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Sara Pichelli, Gaetano Carlucci
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, March 4th, 2016

Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: The Spider(Fly) Effect #1

Robbie Thompson, Todd Nauck and Geoffo craft a labored introduction to a sloppy time travel story in "Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: Spider(Fly) Effect" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Robbie Thompson
Artists:
Todd Nauck, Geoffo
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, March 3rd, 2016

Angel & Faith: Season 10 #24

Victor Gischler and Will Conrad give us a pair of conflicts in "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #24, and it's much to their credit that we get two distinctly different approaches as Angel, Faith and company prepare for the end.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Will Conrad
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 3rd, 2016

Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1

Maria Hill holds a secret about the cosmic cube fragments in Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz's "Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Wed, March 2nd, 2016

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

The Green Ranger struggles with secrets that could threaten the world in Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya's "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" #1.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando
Artists:
Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, March 2nd, 2016

Black Widow #1

Chris Samnee and Mark Waid's "Black Widow" #1 gives readers an issue-long rollercoaster ride with a fun and fast-paced thriller that never takes a breather.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Samnee, Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 2nd, 2016

The Discipline #1

Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez's "The Discipline" #1 gains new life from a different publisher, but -- while this opening chapter holds promise -- it feels by-the-books.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, March 2nd, 2016

Predator: Life and Death #1

Despite some real effort, Dan Abnett and Brian Albert Thies' "Predator: Life and Death" #1 just doesn't excite.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dan Abnett
Artists:
Brian Thies
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 2nd, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers #6

In Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #6, the first story arc concludes with a betrayal by a teammate.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Mahmud Asrar
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 29th, 2016

Karnak #2

Warren Ellis, Gerardo Zaffino and Antonio Fusio's "Karnak" #2 suffers a bit from some artistic consistencies, but the story about the Inhuman who senses the weaknesses in all things is ultimately the issue's biggest flaw.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gerardo Zaffino, Antonio Fuso
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 29th, 2016

Chew #55

In John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #55, a major character dies and Tony gets some unexpected answers when he goes looking for Savoy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, February 29th, 2016

Faith #2

In Jody Houser, Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage's "Faith" #2, the hunt for psiots escalates and Faith confronts Torque.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jody Houser
Artists:
Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, February 29th, 2016

Astonishing Ant-Man #5

Tech wars and training montages and beat downs, oh my! Thanks to Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas, "Astonishing Ant-Man" #5 gives us all this and more.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, February 29th, 2016

Justice League 3001 #9

As "Justice League 3001" #9 rumbles towards a conclusion, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Scott Kolins and Colleen Doran bring in some long-awaited faces even as plots wind down.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Scott Kolins, Colleen Doran
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 26th, 2016

Daredevil #4

Charles Soule, Ron Garney and Goran Sudzuka's "Daredevil" #4 does a good job continuing the conflict involving Tenfingers and the Hand, but the lack of a legal angle makes this issue a much more standard comic.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ron Garney, Goran Sudzuka
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 26th, 2016

All-New X-Men #5

"All-New X-Men" #5 pits the team against the Blob, but Dennis Hopeless, Mark Bagley and Andrew Hennessy use it as an opportunity to spur some character work that is way too overly earnest.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, February 26th, 2016

Superman: The Coming of the Supermen #1

Neal Adams returns to the Man of Steel in "Superman: The Coming of the Supermen" #1, but his wonderful layouts are offset by a story that feels dated.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Neal Adams, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Neal Adams
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, February 25th, 2016
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