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Green Lantern #41

Hal Jordan has a new weapon and a new purpose in Robert Venditti and Billy Tan's "Green Lantern" #41.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Robert Venditti
Artists:
Billy Tan, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 8th, 2015

The Covenant #1

Rob Liefeld and Matt Horak's biblical adventure kicks off in "The Covenant" #1, but its ambition sadly outreaches its reality.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rob Liefeld
Artists:
Matt Horak
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Giant Size: Little Marvel: AvX #1

Skottie Young delivers a few kid-size laughs while never being worse than amusing in the form of "Giant Size: Little Marvels: AvX" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Skottie Young
Artists:
Skottie Young
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Midnighter #1

"Midnighter" #1 gives the "Stormwatch" and "Authority" character his own series and, while Steve Orlando and ACO spend a lot of time creating the overall setting, it's off to an excellent start.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Orlando
Artists:
ACO, Hugo Petrus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Action Comics #41

The best Superman creative team pre-"Convergence" triumphantly returns, as Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder deal with the fallout of Superman's revealed identity in "Action Comics" #41.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 8th, 2015

Armor Wars #1

"Armor Wars" #1 brings readers to the domain of Technopolis, where writer James Robinson and artist Marcio Takara introduce Baron Tony Stark.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Bat-Mite #1

Banished from his home dimension, Bat-Mite turns his attention to a whole new batch of subjects to "fix" in "Bat-Mite" #1, written by Dan Jurgens and drawn by Corin Howell.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Corin Howell, Andres Ponce
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Batman Beyond #1

Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo begin to beautifully integrate a once-benign character into the mainstream DC Universe in "Batman Beyond" #1, smoothly blending elements from both the current and future Bat-mythos.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Transformers Vs. G.I. JOE #7

John Barber and Tom Scioli ground the action long enough to earn even bigger action by the end of the phenomenal "Transformers Vs. G.I. JOE" #7.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Barber, Tom Scioli
Artists:
Tom Scioli
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Secret Wars #3

Sheriff Strange discovers some unexpected survivors in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's "Secret Wars" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Justice, Inc. Avenger #1

Mark Waid and Ronilson Freire revive the classic pulp hero in the fun but tonally conflicted "Justice, Inc. Avenger" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Ronilson Freire
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, June 5th, 2015

The Omega Men #1

"The Omega Men" #1 is a violent action extravaganza courtesy Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda, but lurking behind this opening teaser scene is an intricate prelude to a much longer story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Barnaby Bagenda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Future Imperfect #1

"Secret Wars" gives Peter David and Greg Land a chance to revisit the world of the Maestro in "Future Imperfect" #1, and it's definitely one of the better attempts in the event to evoke an earlier era.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Star Wars #6

In "Star Wars" #6, writer Jason Aaron sends artist John Cassaday off with a new character addition and a fight between Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
John Cassaday
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 5th, 2015

Years of Future Past #1

Marguerite Bennett and Mike Norton go back to the future to visit with Kate Pryde and company in "Years of Future Past" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, June 5th, 2015

X-Tinction Agenda #1

Marc Guggenheim and Carmine Di Giandomenico take readers on a welcome return to a classic X-Men storyline in "X-Tinction Agenda" #1, a "Secret Wars" tie-in that works well both within the confines of that event as well as on its own.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marc Guggenheim
Artists:
Carmine Di Giandomenico
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, June 4th, 2015

Spider-Woman #8

Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez bring their first arc on the series to an emotionally satisfying conclusion in "Spider-Woman" #8.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, June 4th, 2015

Bizarro #1

Bizarro go away in "Bizarro" #1, unwritten by Heath Corson and not drawn by Gustavo Duarte. You must not buy this book!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Heath Corson
Artists:
Gustavo Duarte, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, June 4th, 2015

Archie #666

Tom DeFalco, Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy and Pat Kennedy's "Archie" #666 is not a farewell, but a tribute to the decades old franchise, with the usual hijinks faithfully rendered in traditional style.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Tim Kennedy, Pat Kennedy, Rich Koslowski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, June 3rd, 2015

Gunsuits #1

"Gunsuits" #1 brings plenty of otherworldly action and suspense in a story from Paul Tobin and P. J. Holden.

Publisher:
American Gothic Press
Writer:
Paul Tobin
Artists:
PJ Holden
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 3rd, 2015

8house: Arclight #1

In "8house: Arclight" #1 by Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland, a noble lady has switched bodies with an alien monster and hides in the borderlands of her kingdom.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Marian Churchland, Brandon Graham
Artists:
Marian Churchland, Brandon Graham
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Wed, June 3rd, 2015

Justice League #41

"The Darkseid War" gets rolling in Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's forty-page "Justice League" #41.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, June 3rd, 2015

Groot #1

In "Groot" #1 by Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger, Groot and Rocket Raccoon try to hitchhike to Earth with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Loveness
Artists:
Brian Kesinger
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Tue, June 2nd, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1

Peter must make a difficult choice for the future of his family in Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's surprisingly dark "Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Adam Kubert, John Dell
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, June 2nd, 2015

Secret Wars 2099 #1

"Secret Wars 2099" #1 by Peter David and Will Sliney is a "Secret Wars" event tie-in, but it reads like a regular debut comic, one that is devoted to introducing a new team: Avengers 2099.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Peter David
Artists:
Will Sliney
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Action Comics #2

"Convergence: Action Comics" #2 pits Power Girl and Superman against the "Red Son" Wonder Woman, but Justin Gray and Claude St. Aubin's story feels like a bit of filler material.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #1

"M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin" #1 seems to be going for comedy, but Christopher Yost, Amilcar Pinn, and Terry Pallot's story of M.O.D.O.K. in the realm of Killville never quite hits its target.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Christopher Yost
Artists:
Amilcar Pinna, Terry Pallot
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Detective Comics #2

"Convergence: Detective Comics" #2 has a bit less of the thrill of its premiere issue, but Len Wein, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz's story of pre-"Crisis" Earth-2's Batman progeny clash with the "Red Son" Superma

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Booster Gold #2

Turning time back a bit, "Convergence: Booster Gold" #2 brings twenty-two pages of comic book story from writer Dan Jurgens and artist Alvaro Martinez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Fresh Romance #1

"Fresh Romance" #1 by Kate Leth, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn and Sally Jane Thompson has three stories featuring high school rivalry, a reluctant marriage and a magical matchmaker.

Publisher:
Rosy Press
Writer:
Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn
Artists:
Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sally Jane Thompson
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Sandman: Overture #5

"The Sandman: Overture" #5 slowly rumbles towards a conclusion as Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III introduce us to the mother of the Endless, even as salvation arrives from an unlikely source.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46

Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz and Mateus Santolouco continue to turn the screws on the heroes in the dense and thrilling "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #46.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz
Artists:
Mateus Santolouco
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Material #1

Ales Kot and Will Tempest examine 21st century American life through several different protagonists in the thoughtful and somber "Material" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ales Kot
Artists:
Will Tempest
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Ragnarok #5

In the incredible "Ragnarok" #5, Walter Simonson continues his tale of the Thunder God returned from the dead.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Walter Simonson
Artists:
Walter Simonson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, June 1st, 2015

Convergence: Shazam! #2

"Convergence: Shazam!" #2 is a joy to read as it revels in its old school look and classic sensibilities, courtesy Jeff Parker, Evan "Doc" Shaner and Jordie Bellaire.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Evan Shaner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 29th, 2015

X-Men '92 #1

Chris Sims, Chad Bowers and Scott Koblish take readers back to the '90s in the fun Infinite Comic, "X-Men '92" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chris Sims, Chad Bowers
Artists:
Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, May 29th, 2015

All-New Hawkeye #3

"All-New Hawkeye" #3 puts Clint and Kate on a S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier, where writer Jeff Lemire and artist Ramón Pérez reveal "it ain't all flying cars and super spies."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Secret Wars Journal #1

In "Secret Wars Journal" #1, Pru Shen, Matthew Rosenberg, Ramon Bachs and Luca Pizzari reimagine two tales from properties like Punisher and Moon Knight.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Pru Shen, Matthew Rosenberg
Artists:
Ramon Bachs, Luca Pizzari
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Where Monsters Dwell #1

Under the "Secret Wars" banner, writer Garth Ennis and artist Russ Braun bring the Phantom Eagle back to action in the pages of "Where Monsters Dwell" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Inferno #1

"Inferno" #1 has Dennis Hopeless and Javier Garron take us to a portion of Battleworld where Limbo's demons reign supreme, but fans of the original crossover won't find much more than superficial connections between the two.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Javier Garron
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, May 29th, 2015
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