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Uncanny X-Men #6

"Uncanny X-Men" #6 kicks off this title's portion of "Apocalypse Wars," but Cullen Bunn, Ken Lashley and Paco Medina's two stories are nothing but backstory and extended setup.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Ken Lashley, Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, April 11th, 2016

The Mighty Zodiac #1

J. Torres and Corin Howell's "The Mighty Zodiac" #1 has a fun concept where Chinese warrior animals try to rescue fallen stars, but the execution feels a little too generic for a first issue.

Publisher:
Oni Press
Writer:
J. Torres
Artists:
Corin Howell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, April 11th, 2016

Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special #1

"Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special" #1 leads into the upcoming "Suicide Squad" series, but Rob Williams, Jim Lee and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway's comic never quite clicks in any of its different st

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Jim Lee, Sean Galloway, Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 8th, 2016

Batgirl #50

Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Bats Tarr and company wrap up the Fugue's plot in "Batgirl" #50, which serves as a strong conclusion to their run on the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Babs Tarr, Roger Robinson, John Timms, Eleonora Carlini, James Harvey, Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 8th, 2016

The Vision #6

Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta make things much, much worse for the Vision and his family when the neighbors' dog visits in "The Vision" #6.

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

The Fix #1

Spencer and Steve Lieber's clean, well-trimmed bad guys belie the darkly comical tone of "The Fix" #1, a highly engaging introduction.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer
Artists:
Steve Lieber
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, April 8th, 2016

The Wicked + The Divine #18

"The Wicked + The Divine" #18 kicks off the series' explosive new story arc as Persephone performs her first concert, the gods choose sides and Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie give readers reasons to worry.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 7th, 2016

Superman #51

In "Superman" #51, Peter J. Tomasi and Mikel Janin kick off a storyline that has a distinctly different title than originally advertised, and one that now looks to lead directly into "Superman: Rebirth."

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, April 7th, 2016

Empress #1

Emporia flees Earth to escape her dictator husband in Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen's "Empress" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Icon
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Wed, April 6th, 2016

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1

Charles Soule and Phil Noto take a safe approach to the Resistance's best pilot in "Star Wars: Poe Dameron" #1, which faithfully brings the characters and the tech to life in an attractive and inviting introduction.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Phil Noto
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Tue, April 5th, 2016

Jughead #5

The gang investigates Principal Stanger's past in Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson's "Jughead" #5.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Erica Henderson
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, April 4th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations #1

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Deviations" #1 by Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz, Zach Howard, Cory Smith and Joylon Yates has an elevator pitch that's hard to resist: what if the Turtles worked for Shredder instead of Splinter?

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz
Artists:
Zach Howard, Cory Smith, Joylon Yates
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, April 4th, 2016

Daredevil #5

Charles Soule and Ron Garney's "Daredevil" #5 brings Daredevil and Blindspot's struggle against Tenfingers to an end, but this new installment leaves behind a lot of what made the earlier issues so appealing.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Ron Garney
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, April 4th, 2016

Black Road #1

Brian Wood and Garry Brown's "Black Road" #1 plunges readers into Norway as the Norsemen and the Christians wage a vicious war of conversion, with Magnus the Black as our slightly unreliable.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Garry Brown
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, April 4th, 2016

Jem and the Holograms #13

In Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #13, Blaze makes her debut with the Misfits while Jem and the Holograms struggle to break free of Dark Jem's spell.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell
Artists:
Sophie Campbell
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, April 4th, 2016

Black Panther #1

In Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" #1, T'Challa seeks the cause of the Wakandan uprisings, while members of the Dora Milaje make a life-changing decision.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artists:
Brian Stelfreeze
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, April 4th, 2016

Captain America: Sam Wilson #7

Sam, Steve, Maria and Bucky try to survive Pleasant Hill in Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna's "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Nick Spencer, Joss Whedon, Tim Sale, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Daniel Acuna, Angela Unzueta, Matt Yackey, John Cassaday, Tim Sale, Mike Perkins
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, April 1st, 2016

Saga #35

Even as all of the characters start to converge in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #35, some run the risk of arriving just too late to help.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Fiona Staples
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, April 1st, 2016

X-Men '92 #1

In Chad Bowers, Chris Sims and Alti Firmansyah's "X-Men '92" #1, the X-Men open their school up, only to find themselves threatened by Russia's premiere superteam.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chad Bowers, Chris Sims
Artists:
Alti Firmansyah
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, April 1st, 2016

All-New X-Men #7

"All-New X-Men" #7 is a tangential continuation of the previous storyline involving the Blob, but Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley's story -- which recasts Toad as a kind of Phantom figure -- never quite comes together.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 31st, 2016

Batman and Robin Eternal #26

"Batman and Robin Eternal" #26 wraps up the latest weekly Batman series, but James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and a host of artists have curiously little tension here.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Carlo Pagulayan, Igor Vitorino, Geraldo Borges, Wayne Faucher, Jason Paz, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 31st, 2016

The Omega Men #10

In "The Omega Men" #10, the battle for Karna breaks out in the Vega System -- but is there really victory in sight, or are Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda raising false hopes?

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Barnaby Bagenda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 31st, 2016

Godzilla: Oblivion #1

Though Joshua Fialkov and Brian Churilla squeeze a mildly clever twist out of the franchise, the strength of "Godzilla: Oblivion" #1 lies more in its promise of what's to come than what it actually delivers.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Joshua Fialkov
Artists:
Brian Churilla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 30th, 2016

Fight Club 2 #10

Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart explore the true nature of Tyler Durden in "Fight Club 2" #10, and the ultimate twist makes this issue feel as much like an epilogue as it does a fitting conclusion.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Chuck Palahniuk
Artists:
Cameron Stewart
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 30th, 2016

Klaus #4

Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's "Klaus" #4 reveals Klaus' childhood and how a lost love links him to Magnus, the villain.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Dan Mora
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 28th, 2016

The Shadow Glass #1

In Aly Fell's "The Shadow Glass" #1, Rosalind hears two pieces of upsetting news that end up drawing her deeper into the secrets of Dr. John Dee, an occultist and an adviser to Queen Elizabeth.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Aly Fell
Artists:
Aly Fell
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 28th, 2016

Hyperion #1

Chuck Wendig and Nik Virella's "Hyperion" #1 is a passable issue with a pedestrian story that could just as easily feature most any other Marvel character in the lead.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chuck Wendig
Artists:
Nik Virella
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, March 28th, 2016

Teen Titans #18

Greg Pak, Ian Churchill and Tom Denerick draw on both "Teen Titans" and "Wonder Woman" continuity in "Teen Titans" #18, where the Titans find themselves in-between Cassandra and Wonder Woman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Ian Churchill, Tom Denerick, Norm Rapmund, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 28th, 2016

New Avengers #8

Al Ewing and Marcus To's "New Avengers" #8 brings the series' stories to a screeching halt and jettisons some of its charm in the process when it gets pulled into the "Standoff" crossover.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Marcus To
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 28th, 2016

Wonder Woman #50

Meredith Finch, David Finch, Johnny Desjardins and Miguel Mendonca bring "Wonder Woman" to its 50th issue, but it feels like little more than an attempt to finish dismantling the previous creators' ideas.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Meredith Finch
Artists:
David Finch, Johnny Desjardins, Miguel Mendonca, Scott Hanna, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 28th, 2016

Angela: Queen of Hel #6

Angela, Sera and Leah move to Brooklyn in Marguerite Bennett and Kim Jacinto's "Angela: Queen of Hel" #6.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Kim Jacinto, Julian Totino Tedesco
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, March 28th, 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #25

As "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #25 gears up for its finale, Christos Gage and Megan Levens unleash a nasty surprise on both the readers and characters alike.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Megan Levens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, March 28th, 2016

Dept. H #1

Matt and Sharlene Kindt's "Dept. H" #1 is the start of a compelling underwater murder mystery that's ripe with tension.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Matt Kindt
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, March 28th, 2016

The Ultimates #5

In Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort's "The Ultimates" #5, the Ultimates travel outside known time and space looking for answers but might not like the ones they get.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Al Ewing
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, March 28th, 2016

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - Beyond the Fences #2

Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera's "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - Beyond the Fences" #2 is like a nice, warm bath: a comforting way to unwind, relax and enjoy.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artists:
Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, March 25th, 2016

G.I. JOE Deviations #1

Cobra Commander doesn't enjoy world domination in Paul Allor and Corey Lewis' "G.I. JOE Deviations."

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Paul Allor
Artists:
Corey Lewis
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, March 25th, 2016

Independence Day #1

Taking place during the finale of the first movie, "Independence Day" #1 by Victor Gischler, Steve Scott and Rodney Ramos whets fans' appetites with spaceships and explosions rather than its characters.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Victor Gischler
Artists:
Steve Scott, Rodney Ramos
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Thu, March 24th, 2016

All-New, All-Different Avengers #7

"All-New, All-Different Avengers" #7 may be part of the "Standoff" crossover, but Mark Waid and Adam Kubert make this issue welcoming to anyone who hasn't read a previous chapter.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Adam Kubert
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, March 24th, 2016

Batman #50

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's beautifully optimistic "Batman" #50 puts Bruce Wayne back in the costume and caps off a tremendous story arc with a superbly synergetic conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Yanick Paquette
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, March 23rd, 2016

Injection #8

In Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's "Injection" #8, Vivek reflects on a portion of his education, and Maria offers Robin another job.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, March 21st, 2016
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