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All-New, All-Different Avengers #3

In Mark Waid and Adam Kubert's "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #3, the team comes together to save the planet and stop Warbringer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 15th, 2016

Robin War #2

"Robin War" #2 brings the story to a slightly rushed but overall satisfactory conclusion, as King, Randolph, Martinez, Fernandez, Di Giandomenico, Pugh, McDaniel and Owens give us a story about rising up in the face of adversity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Khary Randolph, Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Steve Pugh, Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 15th, 2016

All-New X-Men #3

Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley's "All-New X-Men" #3 is a pleasantly fun and attractive issue where the good guys really do win.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, January 15th, 2016

The Mighty Thor #3

Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman reintroduce the Prince of Lies in the tensely scripted and beautifully detailed "Mighty Thor" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Russell Dauterman
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, January 14th, 2016

Superman: American Alien #3

Max Landis and Joelle Jones's "Superman: American Alien" #3 oozes charm with a simple but excellent story where Clark's mistaken identity touches on the problems with money and power.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Max Landis
Artists:
Joelle Jones, Mark Buckingham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 14th, 2016

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon bring charm and adventure to "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1, a retelling of the origin of Wonder Woman, the Amazons and the island of Themyscira.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Renae De Liz
Artists:
Renae De Liz, Ray Dillon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 14th, 2016

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0

Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya make the world safe from giant monsters in "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" #0.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando, Mairghread Scott
Artists:
Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell, Daniel Bayliss
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, January 13th, 2016

Secret Wars #9

Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic wrap up an epic story in "Secret Wars" #9, which lays the groundwork for a new Marvel Universe and brings a satisfying conclusion to Hickman's "Avengers" run.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, January 13th, 2016

The Last Contract #1

In Ed Brisson and Lisandro Estherren's "The Last Contract" #1, a hitman is reluctantly pushed out of retirement when someone leaks a list of his previous kills.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Ed Brisson
Artists:
Lisandro Estherren
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, January 11th, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #1

Cullen Bunn and Greg Land's "Uncanny X-Men" #1 suffers from a generally unlikeable cast and a team that seems to be more primed for a photo shoot than a street battle.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Greg Land, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, January 11th, 2016

Bitch Planet #6

In Kelly Sue DeConnick and Taki Soma's "Bitch Planet" #6, flashbacks reveal how Meiko Maki ended up in the A.C.O.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Taki Soma
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, January 11th, 2016

Archie #5

In Mark Waid and Veronica Fish's "Archie" #5, Betty and Jughead recruit Reggie Mantle for their plan to rescue Archie from Veronica.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Veronica Fish
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, January 11th, 2016

Paper Girls #4

Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang continue to take us on a tour of the future in "Paper Girls" #4, and it's even more dangerous than anything we've seen up until now.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Cliff Chiang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, January 11th, 2016

Swamp Thing #1

Len Wein returns to the character he co-created with fellow veteran Kelley Jones in "Swamp Thing" #1, which uses simple and solid storytelling punctuated with beautifully creepy illustrations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
Kelley Jones
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, January 11th, 2016

Doctor Strange #4

In Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's "Doctor Strange" #4, the good Doctor warns the other magic-users of the impending apocalypse, but his analogy of using magic, punching and puking is what seals the deal.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Al Vey, Mark Irwin, John Livesay, Wayne Faucher, Victor Olazaba, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, January 11th, 2016

The Vision #3

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #3 gets even creepier when Vision tries to bring Viv back to life, the house gets vandalized and Agatha Harkness sees a vision of the future.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, January 8th, 2016

Totally Awesome Hulk #2

"Totally Awesome Hulk" #2 is at its best when Greg Pak and Frank Cho focus on big monsters or snappy dialogue and, fortunately, there's a lot of both present here.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Frank Cho
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 7th, 2016

Obi-Wan and Anakin #1

Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto have a good handle on characterization in "Obi-Wan and Anakin" #1, but the setting and circumstance don't pack the same punch.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Marco Checchetto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, January 7th, 2016

The Fade Out #12

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bleakly wrap up their noir Hollywood mystery in "The Fade Out" #12.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, January 7th, 2016

A-Force #1

One of the high points of the "Secret Wars" event returns with "A-Force" #1, but G. Willow Wilson, Jorge Molina and Laura Martin's attempt to capture this lightning in a bottle a second time has limited initial success.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Jorge Molina
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 6th, 2016

Lone Wolf 2100 #1

Eric Heisserer and Miguel Sepulveda reboot the "Lone Wolf 2100" comic, but this updated edition comes across as too much like everything else that has come before it.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Eric Heisserer
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, January 6th, 2016

X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #1

Max Bemis and Michael Walsh take the emotional extremes of being a teen, throw in the notion of mutant powers and tell a very human and often emotional story in "X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Max Bemis
Artists:
Michael Walsh
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, January 5th, 2016

Spider-Man/Deadpool #1

Joe Kelly and Ed McGuiness reunite as Deadpool tries to hire himself a Spider-Man in "Spider-Man/Deadpool" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Joe Kelly
Artists:
Ed McGuinness, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, January 5th, 2016

Deadpool & Cable: Split Second #1

Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown's "Deadpool & Cable: Split Second" #1 reunites the two titular characters, who first met in the pages of "New Mutants" and "X-Force."

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza, Reilly Brown
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Jay Leisten
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, January 4th, 2016

Lazarus #21

In Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's "Lazarus" #21, the fortunes of the Carlyle Family take a turn for the better, not once but thrice.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark, Tyler Boss
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, January 4th, 2016

Justice League #47

The Anti-Monitor begins the final phase of his plan even as the League attempts desperate measures to stop him in Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's "Justice League" #47.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, January 4th, 2016

Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis #1

"Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis" has a solid premise and intriguing artwork from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Toni Fejzula, but this is a one-shot that will make readers wish it had been spread across two issues instead.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Toni Fejzula
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 31st, 2015

Black Magick #3

"Black Magick" #3 is slow-moving but rich in atmosphere, and the end result is a pleasant experience as Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott let this world of police work and secret magick unfold in front of us.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Nicola Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 31st, 2015

Jughead #3

In "Jughead" #3, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson continue Jughead's battle against Riverdale High's new principal, even as we're served with yet another fantasy sequence in the middle of the comic.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Erica Henderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 31st, 2015

Wonder Woman #47

In Meredith Finch, Miguel Mendonca and Dexter Vines' "Wonder Woman" #47, Cheetah tries to steal an important artifact, and -- while there are still rough spots -- it's the strongest installment in Finch's run yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Meredith Finch
Artists:
Miguel Mendonca, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 31st, 2015

Batman and Robin Eternal #13

James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and Marcio Takara's "Batman and Robin Eternal" #13 gives us another look into Cassandra Cain's early life, even as Grayson, Bluebird and David Cain converge on her at the Nursery.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Marcio Takara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 31st, 2015

Jem and the Holograms #10

Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell's "Jem and the Holograms" #10 not only gives the spotlight to Rio, but also lets us learn more about the Misfits (especially Jetta and Roxy) and gives us a story about journalistic integrity.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kelly Thompson
Artists:
Corin Howell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 31st, 2015

The Omega Men #7

Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda, Ig Guara and Romulo Fajardo Jr. show us what post-captivity life is like for Kyle Rayner and Princess Kalista, who are on the run in "The Omega Men" #7.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Barnaby Bagenda, Ig Guara
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, December 30th, 2015

Cyborg #6

"Cyborg" #6 has good intentions, but David F. Walker, Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, Daniel HDR and Cliff Richards' conclusion continues the overall jumbled and rushed trend of the series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
David F. Walker
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Felipe Watanabe, Daniel HDR, Cliff Richards, Albert Oclair, Julio Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 28th, 2015

Robin: Son of Batman #7

Patrick Gleason, Ray Fawkes, Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens continue the "Robin War" crossover in "Robin: Son of Batman" #7, but a storyline that started off strong is starting to lose steam.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Patrick Gleason, Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 28th, 2015

Chew #53

In John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #53, Tony Chu and Mason Savoy eat and chat, with bizarre and dangerous results.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Rob Guillory
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, December 28th, 2015

Astonishing Ant-Man #3

It's not astonishing at all that Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas have given us yet another fun comic in "The Astonishing Ant-Man" #3, where Ant-Man teams up with Captain America and Hench gets cyber-competition.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 28th, 2015

Daredevil #2

Charles Soule and Ron Garney's "Daredevil" #2 is a standard Daredevil story, but its execution makes it above average.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, December 28th, 2015

Saga #32

In "Saga" #32, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples check in with Alana and Marko, whose attempt to find Hazel is not without problems.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, December 24th, 2015

Justice League of America #6

Bryan Hitch's story about a Kryptonian God's arrival on Earth approaches its conclusion, but "Justice League of America" #6 doesn't pack much punch.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bryan Hitch
Artists:
Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques, Andrew Currie
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, December 24th, 2015
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