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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2

Much of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #2 is devoted to the back story of series villain Madam Satan, but here's the thing: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack do such a good job with it, you'll barely miss Sabrina herself.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Robert Hack
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 16th, 2015

Ares & Aphrodite

Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens' "Ares & Aphrodite" graphic novel harkens back to the old Howard Hawks comedy romances in a good way.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Megan Levens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 15th, 2015

Bloodshot Reborn #1

"Bloodshot Reborn" #1 brings readers up to speed on who Bloodshot is and what he has become in this new series from Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Mico Suayan
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, April 15th, 2015

The Tithe #1

Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal combine traditional storytelling with modern day topics like megachurches and hacktivism to deliver a strong and refreshing introduction to a new series in "The Tithe" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Hawkins
Artists:
Rahsan Ekedal
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, April 15th, 2015

The Fox #1

"The Fox" lands at Dark Circle with a brand new number one by Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel.

Publisher:
Dark Circle Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid, Dean Haspiel
Artists:
Dean Haspiel
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, April 14th, 2015

ODY-C #4

Odyssia escapes the Cyclops, but not the gods' wrath in Matt Fraction and Christian Ward's "ODY-C" #4.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Christian Ward
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Southern Cross #2

In "Southern Cross" #2 by Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger, Alex's investigation into her sister's death is sidelined when her roommate Erin goes missing.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan
Artists:
Andy Belanger
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Birthright #6

Mikey and Brennan are on the run as Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan kick off their second arc in "Birthright" #6.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Joshua Williamson
Artists:
Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Spider-Woman #6

Spider-Woman continues to try and find the culprits threatening super villains families in Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodriguez's "Spider-Woman" #6.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Convergence: Titans #1

One year after the darkest moment for the Titans, the dome over Gotham City drops and Arsenal rejoins his teammates Donna Troy and Starfire in Fabian Nicieza and Ron Wagner's "Convergence: Titans" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Ron Wagner, José Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Convergence: Harley Quinn #1

Steve Pugh and Phil Winslade's "Convergence: Harley Quinn" #1 gives the pre-"Flashpoint" Harley Quinn a chance to unleash her hyenas, forget about Mistah J. and swing the ol' mallet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Pugh
Artists:
Phil Winslade, John Dell
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Convergence: The Atom #1

A character answering to the name Ray Palmer fights crime in a version of Gotham City, but neither looks overly familiar in Tom Peyer and Steve Yeowell's "Convergence: The Atom" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Peyer
Artists:
Steve Yeowell, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Captain Marvel #14

The Black Vortex falls into the hands of Earth's Mightiest Avenger in Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez's "Captain Marvel" #14.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
David Lopez
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Howard the Duck #2

Kidnapped by the Collector, Howard and Rocket Raccoon plot their escape in Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones' "Howard the Duck" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Joe Quinones, Joe Rivera
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 13th, 2015

The Legacy of Luther Strode #1

Justin Jordan, Tradd Moore and Felipe Sobiero return to wrap up their hyper violent trilogy with gore-ious fashion in "The Legacy of Luther Strode" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Tradd Moore
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Convergence: Speed Force #1

Tony Bedard and Tom Grummett bring Wally West and his kids, Jai and Iris, back to four-color adventuring in the pages of "Convergence: Speed Force" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tony Bedard
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 13th, 2015

Savior #1

Strong characterization and beautiful art are the highlights of Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin and Clayton Crain's "Savior" #1, a terrific example of creative synergy.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Todd McFarlane, Brian Holguin
Artists:
Clayton Crain
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, April 13th, 2015

All-New Hawkeye #2

"All-New Hawkeye" #2 lets Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez continue to flash back into Clint's childhood, even as Clint and Kate try to rescue the captive children who are being used as test subjects.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 10th, 2015

Convergence: Batgirl #1

"Convergence: Batgirl" #1 by Alisa Kwitney, Rick Leonardi and Mark Pennington marks the return of both Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown as Batgirls, and Gotham's choice of who is named a champion is a surprise to at least one of them.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Alisa Kwitney
Artists:
Rick Leonardi, Mark Pennington
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, April 10th, 2015

Convergence: Justice League #1

The heroines of the Justice League seem remarkably accepting of their fate in Frank Tieri and Vicente Cifuentes' "Convergence: Justice League" #1, which is held together by attractive and consistent art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri
Artists:
Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, April 10th, 2015

Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1

Dick and Barbara need a plan to save their Earth -- and fast -- in Gail Simone and Jan Duursema's "Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, April 10th, 2015

S.H.I.E.L.D. #4

The Invisible Woman joins Agent Coulson on a mission to extract a target from a diamond mine in Mark Waid and Chris Sprouse's "S.H.I.E.L.D." #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 10th, 2015

Convergence: Batman and Robin #1

The need for a continuation of the pre-"Flashpoint" "Batman and Robin" feels a little slim, but Ron Marz, Denys Cowan and Klaus Janson give it their all in "Convergence: Batman and Robin" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ron Marz
Artists:
Denys Cowan, Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 10th, 2015

Convergence: Superman #1

The fun and welcome return of the 90's Superman and characters from the "Flashpoint" universe plugs the implausibility of Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks' "Convergence: Superman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Lee Weeks
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, April 10th, 2015

Saga #27

"Saga" #27 may be a bad drug trip but, thanks to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, it's a good journey through Marko's past and the events that turned him into the man he is today.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 9th, 2015

Deadpool #250

With a thirty-page lead-in and a twenty-page finale crafted by writers Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, "Deadpool" #250 brings about the death of Deadpool and a collection of less memorable adventures.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Mike Drucker, Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Scott Aukerman, Jason Mantzoukas, Matt Selman
Artists:
Mike Hawthorne, Terry Pallot, J. J. Kirby, Ty Templeton, Natalie Nourigat, Mirko Colak, Todd Nauck, Jacob Chabot, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, April 9th, 2015

Ant-Man #4

The penultimate chapter of the first arc in Scott Lang's all-new adventures hits shelves with Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "Ant-Man" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Ramon Rosanas
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, April 9th, 2015

Convergence: The Question #1

Greg Rucka and Cully Hamner give us another story with Renee Montoya and company in "Convergence: The Question" #1, and it makes their departure from the characters that much more poignant.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Cully Hamner
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 9th, 2015

Convergence #1

"Convergence" #1 looks great with art from Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz, but Jeff King and Scott Lobdell's story is a dull (if presumably necessary) setup for the rest of the miniseries to kick off.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff King, Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 8th, 2015

Kaijumax #1

200 foot monsters are the new black, as Zander Cannon's "Kaijumax" #1 introduces us to the prison island filled with Japanese monster movie creatures in a story full of wit and humor.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
Zander Cannon
Artists:
Zander Cannon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, April 8th, 2015

Hoax Hunters #1

Steve Seely, Mike Moreci and Chris Dibari bring back "Hoax Hunters" for a new series in this debut standalone from Heavy Metal Comics.

Publisher:
Heavy Metal
Writer:
Steve Seely, Mike Moreci
Artists:
Chris Dibari
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, April 6th, 2015

Black Science #13

The Dimensionauts discover just how drastic their mistakes have been in Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera's "Black Science" #13.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Matteo Scalera
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 6th, 2015

Spider-Gwen #3

Gwen and Captain Stacy try to understand each other in Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez's "Spider-Gwen" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Latour
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez, Idette Winecoor, Jessica Pizarro
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 6th, 2015

Avengers Millennium #1

What's worse than learning that Hydra has tampered with the time stream? In Mike Costa, Mast, Geoffo and Carmine Di Giandomenico's "Avengers Millennium" #1, the Avengers discover the answer.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mike Costa
Artists:
Mast, Geoffo, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, April 6th, 2015

No Mercy #1

A bus full of students is stranded in the middle of a strange country in Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil's "No Mercy" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Alex de Campi
Artists:
Carla Speed McNeil
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, April 6th, 2015

James Patterson's Max Ride: First Flight #1

"Max Ride: First Flight" #1 brings James Patterson's story to comics in a snappy adaptation written by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Alex Sanchez.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Alex Sanchez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, April 6th, 2015

Uncanny Avengers #3

Wanda and Pietro meet their sister in Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña's "Uncanny Avengers" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Rick Remender
Artists:
Daniel Acuña
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, April 3rd, 2015

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #5

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." #5 brings the miniseries to a close and, while Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Alex Maleev's story is fun, it's ultimately a little disposable.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 3rd, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever #1

Tim Seeley brings some toilet humor to "Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever" #1, a light-hearted adventure drawn by Reilly Brown, Iban Coello and Jacopo Camagni.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Reilly Brown, Iban Coello, Jacopo Camagni
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 3rd, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man #17

The ol' Parker luck returns as Peter has to explain his dating status and fight for his company in Dan Slott, Christos Gage and Humberto Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #17.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott, Christos Gage
Artists:
Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, April 3rd, 2015
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